April 18, 2007 - Msg 51473: "Night Mavis!!! Good to see you!

April 18, 2007 - Msg 51474: Shew! Stuck in bed, and yet I swept! Yay me!

April 18, 2007 - Msg 51475: I'm over at Sarah's if anyone feels like a chat.

April 18, 2007 - Msg 51476:
Great sweep Millie! I'm not sure about your comment about the missus tonight. No special celebration, so I cant even visit the ladies for some squeezins! ha
May the good Lord be with us all!

April 18, 2007 - Msg 51477: Good sweep mil...breakfast will be at I-Hop on me ...Asa hold the door for the ladys and get the tip ok?...SPOT

April 18, 2007 - Msg 51478: I went to Mt. Airy recently and took alot of pics but lost them all because my camera messed up...arrrghhh!

April 18, 2007 - Msg 51479: Thanks for the cheering chat, Asa and Hazel...love you guys!

April 18, 2007 - Msg 51480: Evening all. Welcome Robert! Like others have said, didn't know that you had settled into a rocker. Nice porch thing going on here. Think you'll like it.

Romeena, please don't give up being plain spoken! That's what makes you... YOU! :) I like you just the way you are. So glad that the Plum is lively again. Our little Hershey (who's not so little anymore) is settling into a routine. Seems like we've always had him. He's a sweetheart.

Millie, I'm so sorry that you have to go through this illness. You certainly never sound like you are complaining. Even if you did, it would be alright. Our prayers are always with you!

Had a good visit with our new pastor tonight. We are returning to a church that we previously attended that has new leadership. Basically rebuilding after much hardship. I believe that the Lord has great things in store. So glad to be a part of that ministry.

Well, I better hit the hay. I-Hop sounds good for breakfast, Spot. I'm already hungry...

Miss Peggy

April 18, 2007 - Msg 51481: Thanks, Peggy. 'Night,

April 18, 2007 - Msg 51482:

Hi, all. If you could find it in your hearts to keep my daddy in your prayers, please do. He just had back surgery last month and now has been taken to the hospital bleeding internally. I'll know more in the morning.

Keeping my Porch friends in my prayers as always.



April 18, 2007 - Msg 51483: Des- I will pray that thing will be all right for you daddy.and you ro.

pray for the porch

love tom

April 18, 2007 - Msg 51484:

Thank you so much, Tom.

Keeping a prayer and a good thought for all of you. Ro, so glad to hear the Plum's doing better. Great to hear from you, too, Millie. Would say more, but it's late and my head's kinda reeling. Will keep everyone posted.

Much love...


April 18, 2007 - Msg 51485:
Hello porch family.

Millie.... you are never complaining to us. I thank God that you know that you can share these needs with us to pray. That is one thing that I take very serious because it is taught to us by Jesus Himself.

Robert...you are certainly welcome here. Pull up a chair and sit with us. I've got a chair right here that I've already wiped off for you. I know you'll love love these folks. But I will warn you to be careful because you may gain weight around here. We sure like to eat.

MDC...should be a good race under the lights. Are you going to it?

Tom...prayers that your mouth heals up fast from the pulled tooth.

DES...prayers for your dad. Please keep us posted.

Spot...Hope you got Miss Sherry's tree cut up.

Everyone have a great night and know that Jesus loves you so much.

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51486: Des, lots of prayers going up for your dad, and for you and your family.
Thanks, Rev. Your prayers mean a lot.
I'll let y'all know what happens at the doc tommorow.
Midnight snack....chocolate double stuff oreos and milk.

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51487: Millie you are the cats, feelin bad like you do & still sweeping like that, wanta come clean my house too?? I'm off to Northeast State University this morning to man the Donor Designation Station we have set up there in honor of "National Donate Life Month" will see you fine folks this evening. Spot would you mind havin some coffee ready, I'm sure I need some, & Tom I would love it if you would rustle up some Banana Puddin for a snack. ;)
Ya'll have a Mayberry day & Act like somebody will ya?

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51488: Prayers for your dad, Des will you please tell me again how to do that squiggly thing? I forgot.

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51489: There are many times I read and don't write just to catch up where everyone is. . .
Robert - you have certainly started another moulage here and don't take offense to that. We have many one time visitors and we almost always usually acknowledge them but maybe we didn't do it to your timely manner. Nevertheless - we aren't psuedo Christians, we are Christians, we aren't perfect, we are just forgiven. We still sin on a daily basis but we realize that we error and we try to do better. We come from all different "organized" religions on this board so don't use the word domatic please.
If you want to rock with us - that's great - if you want to share your opinion - that's great - but you need to remember - we don't hurt anyone's feelings on purpose.
M-T - I leave the floor to you!

Millie - bless your heart - I am so sorry for what you are going through.
Des - same for you -

BTW - My daddy is 84 today!


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51490: One more thing - the VICKS on the feet has stopped my children from coughing through the night also!

Who knew??


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51491: Hi All.
Nice today so fare.
I think that I will git the pant in today befor it rain rats. heh.

Hm -happy brithday to your daddy.
Rev -my mout is o k now.
Mavis -I was just asking Mille for a big bow of your bnanan puddin that was for dessert lastnight because of my mout .
Millie- pray that you git good new from your doc today and pray are going up for you.
Robert- Like Andy would say come on in weare just one big happy family here.


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51492: Good Mornin' Y'all,
I can't stay to chat, but I hopefully will stop by a little later. Monday I had some dental work done so I didn't get near the computer for 2 days. Yesterday I answered emails. So, life's just busy right now. Prayers for all!
Blessings to you and yours,

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51493: Good morning, all. Tom, I'm glad your mouth is better. Having a tooth pulled can be very uncomfortable. Deß, I'll certainly be praying for your dad, and please let us know as soon as you have some word on his condition. I'm just throwing out guesses here, but was he by any chance on steroids or NSAIDs for the pain surrounding his back surgery? Just curious...

Millie, I don't think there is one soul on this porch who would be mean enough to accuse you of complaining. Honey, sometimes you can't talk to your own family, but you can sure talk to us - your porch family. When I referenced my own "misery" earlier, and classified it as a 1, I was referring to my year of chemo, back in 1979-80. That's why I said I have a small inkling of what you're going through. Mine got over and done with, and as I understand it, your situation is open-ended. Also, I'm quite certain that the drugs you're taking are more potent and devastating than what I took. I took 5-FU, Cytoxan and Methotrexate. Some was IV, some was pills. All made me feel awful, and I could recognize the bottom of wastebaskets all over town! I absolutely do not understand how you can function, and do all that you do. I do know that I quickly learned to keep a big brave face on it around my family, because it just devastated them to see me so sick. You learn to hide a lot of it, and I'll bet you're doing that to the extent that you can, to protect them. So you just come on here, to this porch, my dear, and "let it all hang out". We love you. And thank you for being so gracious and accepting of my concern for a furkid, in the midst of what you're going through.

That furkid, by the way, is just doing great. Her vet is baffled, the surgeon is baffled, everyone who has cared for her is baffled, but I'm not. All of you, and many others besides, prayed for her, and now she's feeling wonderful. Any questions??

Sugarplum says hey! --romeena

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51494: Romeena- I think it time to plant them.
I take them out of the box and it look like starting to grow in the box


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51495: Prayers for you Millie. Keep in touch.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51496: Praying for your Dad, Des.

Happy Birthday to homemaker's Dad.

Andy to Gomer: "Barney's been bitten by the green eyed monster."
Gomer: "They've got some stuff at the drug store that will cure that!"

Miss Peggy

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51497: Do cyber-meals have calories, Rev? Oh oh! ;)

Too bad your camera messed up, Msg 51478. I would like to have seen your pics of Mt Airy.

-Sterling Holobyte

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51498: Good morning everyone.

MILLIE: When your burden gets to heavy, take it to Him. And we're here to help you carry it.

TOM: I hope that your mouth feels better today. Dental work is no fun.

HM: Happy birthday to your dad!

DES: Prayers for your father.

MDC: To briefly explain, last week HAZEL posted a very thoughtful message stating that she felt like an outcast because of all the political talk. AUH2O thought it best if he bowed out for awhile since he didn't trust his ability to keep his yap shut about political things. Basically, the whole thing (in my opinion) is a misunderstanding that can be corrected by us all deciding (1) to double our efforts at being courteous to other's feelings, and (2) not be so sensitive (who you calling sensitive?).

Are you listening, ROBERT? When among friends, we should remember to give the benefit of the doubt. That is the Christian way. I mean, how many chances are we given by Him? Most of the time, perceived slights are unintended. A simple, gentle nudge is generally all that is needed for us to recognize and/or apologize for hurting someone's feelings. When in doubt, it always serves to assume the best until otherwise proven. HOMEMAKER said it best: we're not perfect. The important thing is we're trying.

As far as your diatribe goes, however, it was most unchristian. And unlike our unintended slight, it was intentional. In your nasty post you mention the Sermon on the Mount. Well, thank the Lord He gives us more than one chance. If you're listening, be sure that we'd love to have you visit again. But you have some fence mending to do. We're a forgiving bunch, you'll find. So, my apologies for our slight; your turn...

Y'all have a great morning.


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51499: By the way...AUH2O and HAZEL: Get back here!


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51500: Cyber meals like Diet Dew are completely calorie free!


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51501: Diet Dew...Ewwww.

Romeena, I really like what you said to Millie. Very well said. Glad Sugarplum is doing so well!! Wish I could see her again. Maybe we can meet in Fredricksburg again sometime.

Prayers for you dad, Des. Hope everything is ok.

"Hey" to Warren, long time no see, and "hey" to Tom, Lucy, HM, Miss Peggy and Sterling, Mavis and Millie (hope I didn't miss anyone).

Me-They, you really tell it like it is....must be why you are the Moulage Master!


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51502: Good afternoon folks, been busy today so not much time to rock. Hope everyone is good today. Glad Plum is doing so well. Millie, you are one of the strongest people I have known, you are such a blessing to me and all of us on the porch. I only hope that you get back 1/2 of all the good things bring to the porch. Hello to EVERYONE on the porch today. Covered dish at my house.. Please put something good in your dish :). I will provide: Bread, drinks, dessert, and entertainment. Maybe Barney will sing for us. see you folks later. It just started pouring rain and thundering on my end of the proch so guess I should go get an umbrella. see you all at supper. Big Maude

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51503: Happy Birthday to DES's Dad. Big Maude

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51504: Oh, good, MAUDE...HOw about good ole' 14-A?

(ahem) Me-they-me-they-me-they...

Me-They (of course)

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51505:
Just checking in real quick. Got a meeting to attend.

Tom...glad your feeling fine now.

Lucy...pray you're feeling better.

Happy Birthday to HM's dad.

Sterling....since our cyber meals are calorie free we can eat and eat and eat and eat!

Prayers for all. Be back a little later.

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51506: Gang im covered up at work will someone bring me a plate....SPOT

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51507:
Lucy- glad you are doing ok, see ya later when you can get back.
Me they- thanks for the ifo- man, we need to get our mayor a computer so he can keep the peace! ha
REV- I have worked concessions in the past there, but no going this time. It is a very long wait to get out of the area due to poor access.
I watched the ep last night where Opie was doing bad in arithmetic and at first Andy was nonchalant, then when he realied from helen that college might be in question, he goes storming into the house, and without explanation, tells Opie to get up and study. i never liked the way that was written. Andy did too much of an about-face. Oh well, maybe my 40 times of seeing it has something to do with it too! (:haha
God bless all!

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51508: On the other hand, MDC, the episode does show something that many of us parents are sometimes guilty of: flying off the handle. I certainly don't like Andy reaction and find the episode uncomfortable, but some of that comes from my own guilt. It serves as a good lesson for us imperfect, but trying, parents. The message at the end is right on target, too.

Y'all have a great evening. SPOT: Sure, I'll pass you a plate...


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51509: Good afternoon, everyone. After an unintended, very uncomfortable nap in my chair, I'm feeling awful, thank you! I don't know why I do that - work all night, then refuse to go to bed because I'm not working tonight, and doze in the chair instead, get up with a crick in my neck and a bad attitude - it's just plain dumb. What can I say?

Anyway, apropos of nothing, I have a little hint to share. You probably are all well acquainted with the little pharaoh ants, or sugar ants as they're called. They're also called p---ants. Oh, okay, now you know the ones I mean! Annoying little critters that get into the sugar bowl, the crackers, and anything else they can find. Nothing there one minute, then a little slow, persistent line appears and they're everywhere! I just hate them! Well, anyway, you can put a bay leaf or two in the area where you've seen them, and they disappear. Apparently, they don't like bay leaves. You know - bay leaves, like you'd put in a stew or something for flavor, the regular kind you buy in the spice aisle at the store. I have been pestered by the miserable little ants for years, and put some bay leaves in my cabinets and along the back of kitchen counters, and they're gone! I'm always in favor of an organic remedy for something, and this one works! Best of all, the bay leaves are safe around food preparation, and leave no pesticide smell. --Romeena

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51510: Hey friends, just got back from the doc, wanted to get my covered dish on the table in time.....am I in time? I brought homemade beefaroni casserole, the kids love that stuff...Y'all eat up, now, y'hear? Back in a minute with my report...

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51511: So, the doc says my brain looks like it should....no noticable lesions or tumours, so that's good. Said my liver enzymes are elevated, so they've ordered more tests. But I'm better, so all is well in Mayberry.
oops, teenager is STARVING, better go fix him up a plate......be back in a bit.

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51512: Good evening Porch, first off, let me say, Tom I am so sorry I didn't say anything about your mouth problems, I know how bad that hurts. Glad you're better now, Millie I agree with Maude you are most certainly a blessing & inspiration to me, you are something else lady, I really admire your strength through all this. Romeena I am so glad the Plum is feeling better, we need her here to clean up all these carrots I don't like to eat. Robert all I can add to what has already been said is I'm sorry I didn't say hello to you specifically, I mistakingly thought a "collective" hey to the porch covered everyone here.
I had the best time at the donor booth today, let alot of folks know about Organ Donation & got to dispel alot of myths some of the folks have about the whole process, which is something I always like to do. All in all it was a good day. Will be back later, got bookwork to do, unless one of you good folks want to do it for me. teehee

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51513: Hey again! Mavis, I think it's great about you doing volunteer work for such a good cause. I hope I have some organs left worth donating. Good for you.
What y'all have said about me really touches my heart. I do count on y'all for a level of support that is different. Like Ro said, I can tell y'all things I might not tell my family. I can vent when I am frustrated, whine a little, and know y'all understand. It's theraPETic.
Big Maude, I get back way more than half of what I give here. You guys are the cat's. Like I said, I think God "hooked me up" when I found the porch. Y'all are among the many blessings I count every night. I thank you all.
Happy Birthday to hm's dad.
Me they, thanks for tellin' it like it is.
More after a little rest, gotta put my head down for a bit.

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51514: Great news about the scan, Millie! I have to admit I was pretty concerned about that one. You mentioned hoping you could donate, I have heard of some great stories about people receiving corneas and being able to see again. I want to donate mine, for sure when my time comes (and anything else that's worth taking...ha). I think it's a joy to think that someone might be blessed by our gift long after we have gone to heaven. God bless you for your efforts, Mavis.

Millie, I am so glad that we can be there for you as you always are for us. Love you, Girl.


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51515: Love you too, Boo. You're a special person.

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51516: Glad to hear your scans were okay Millie. Been thinking and praying extra doses for you today... I gotta go and clean a little. Malcolm has not been around here in a long time apparently. anybody seen him lately, he must be on a holiday. A big OOPS for me.. I typed in an earlier message Happy Birthday to DES Dad but I meant to type HM so sorry. Happy Birthday to
HM's Dad. I am really enjoying this potluck dinner.. we need to do these more often. Me-They sure can sing good ole 14-A. Big Maude

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51517: Rambling thoughts from Hazel.

There are several reasons why I havenít been around much lately, because Iím really not boycotting the place. Mainly, Iíve felt pretty stupid since the day I posted my dissatisfaction with the Democrat comments (April 10th). Because of that, it has caused Auh2o to leave, and I feel bad about that. Shortly after that, Romeena updated us on Plums condition, which had gotten worse, and the next day let us know that it was cancer. So, Iíve felt pretty bad for starting a moulage that 1) caused someone to leave the porch, and 2) seemed so dumb compared to our beloved Plum having a serious illness. I do want to especially thank Homemaker for her understanding in msg 51204. And I really do understand everyoneís right to voice his or her opinions, and that really doesnít bother me. Itís mostly when they become, to use Me-Theys words, ďof the smart alecky varietyĒ. But, itís all water under the Robert E. Lee's Natural Bridge now. As I stated in my msg 51205 I will try not to let these things bother me.

Secondly, it was just under a year ago (June 4th) that we had to have our own pet, our Border collie, Molly put to sleep. Just reading some of the postings about the Plum kind of stirred up my own memories of what I was facing at that time and how awful it was. So that contributed to my lack of posts also.

And Mondays shooting certainly didnít help. How depressing.

Itís good to see our mayor posting, I sure wish he could come back more regular-like. We canít hold any votes or meetings about the town cannon or what weíre going to do for Founders day or anything without him.

I appreciated the comments made to Robert, the feller that didnít get a welcome from us. I second all of those comments! As MDC said, he needs to remember the nature of that day. And Me-Theys statement about how our slight to him was not intentional; however his post to us was very intentional. I think the whole thing could be settled by a warm, forgiving handshake.

To my friend Millie, I appreciate them loyal words! You are a special person to me, and I am so glad you got good news from the scan. I hope and pray that you get better soon.

- Hazel

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51518: Welcome back.Hazel
Mavis -I'm waitting for a other of gum that I sant for to used on the gum chan what is at 608 ft now.
MORE MORE Wrapper please, it hare to come by thim now.
I no that I'm crazy for wanting thim, but that the way it go at time!

Life is a complex journey
in God's celestial plan
so live it well and wisely,
be the best that youcan.
lgnore the slings and the arrows,
stay fast and you'll always find
his love and hand there to guide you,
bringing joy and true peace of mind.


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51519: Good news Millie! One victory at a time... faith to faith, the Bible calls it!

Miss Peggy

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51520:
Hello porch family. Storming here tonight on my end of the porch.

Hazel....I am so glad to see you back. You are a special part of this porch family.

Millie...I thank God for the good scan report. Glad you are feeling better.

Spot...don't work too hard over there.

Prayers for all.

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51521: Thanks so much Hazel, for being honest and sharing your feelings and difficulties with us. This porch surely wouldn't be the same without you! You're alright in my book.

Loved the poem TOM.


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51522: Goodness, it's great to have you back, Hazel. You have been missed, possibly by me most of all, because I feel like it was my comment that was "the last straw" for you, so to speak. If only I had the wisdom to not just speak, but especially to hear what I'm saying, the way someone else might hear it. I'm truly sorry, Hazel.

My sympathies at this anniversary time of Molly's passing. I've lost pets in the past, and it always hurts so much. Admittedly, my journey with the Plum has been a bit different than with any of my other furkids, perhaps because there's no one else in this house now to dilute it, it's just the two of us against the world. I can't imagine being without her. I hope you've had a chance to read enough of the archives to know that there has been tremendous improvement, to the point that the vet is sending her pathology slides to be re-read by another person. The original diagnosis is just not squaring with what we're seeing today, in terms of her behavior, energy, appetite, mood and the total absence of any evidence of a primary tumor. However, as I told her vet, I'm not surprised, because so many people were praying for her. He, being a man of faith himself, totally got it. So, to you, Hazel, and to everyone who prayed for the Plum and who wished us well, I thank you, from the bottom of my heart. It appears I will get to keep my little friend, at least for a while.

And now, I think I'm in the mood for some Andy DVDs. Anybody care to join us? The Plum watches them with me, but there's room for friends, too. We can make some root beer floats, want to?

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51523: Yes, Ro, I had read the archives, and am so glad that things are looking up for the Plumster! I'll be over soon to watch those DVS's. I need 'em tonight.
- Hazel

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51524: pass me a rootbeer float i can used one now.


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51525: I'm up for it, Ro! Slide in those dvds, and make room for me!

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51526: Thanks for the chat Hazel....you're a good friend.

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51527: hey Tom! Thanks for the poem....What kind of wrappers are you using now? I thought you said you had changed? I'd like to send you some, if I can.

April 19, 2007 - Msg 51528: Millie- No I have not changed tthim.
I said that I was looking for some that come in a bandeg tin can.
I can used from Clarkk's teaberry or tendermint or flrut str.


April 19, 2007 - Msg 51529: So just Clarks? Not Wrigley's? I'm on it.

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51530: Morning folks. Just passing through on my way to work. We made it to Friday!

Good to see you back Hazel. I hope you never feel uncomfortable here.

Millie, I enjoyed chatting with you and Hazel the other night. I'm glad your tests came back normal and that you're feeling better. Likwise, I hope you feel comfortable coming here and unburdening your woes. We want to help in whatever way we can.

Romeena, words cannot describe the joy I feel when reading about the Plums condition. I am overjoyed for both of you.

Good to see you posting more Mavis. I thought maybe you had run off with that dish towel salesman.

Des, prayers for your Daddy. I hope he is doing better.

Tom, too many of them rootbeer floats will make you float buddy. Better take it easy on them.

Howdy to EVERYONE else. Sorry, don't have time to be more specific. To those of you who responded to Roberts post... thank you. You all did a much nicer response than I could have. I thought his post most aggravating and unneeded. You folks are the cats here and if anyone can't recognise that, they'll have me to deal with!!!


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51531: Morning gang...im sorry but have been covered up here at work....but I will spring for some sausage and bisquits for all...Rev and race fans Jeff is on the pole...Ro ya been working nights?..Millie you doing ok?..hey Tom,possum,mavis,my buddy Asa....I will put a boston butt or 2 on the smoker for a mayberry BBQ tonight at the dog house....maude ya can handle the slaw ans Mill the pies...Asa bring some bake beans ok?...Romeena will you fix some tea?...gona be a paarty!...back in a bit...SPOT

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51532: Alright Spot. Sounds good. I've got the beans coming.
Homemaker, you bring the meatballs. We need some weights to keep the napkins from blowing away.:)


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51533: Beans? I smell gas!
- Hazel

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51534: Morning Dears, hope everyone is okay today. Busy morning at work and then off to do errands. I surely will bring the slaw SPOT. will try to check in later today. Prayers to all. Big Maude

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51535: Of course you smell gas! What do you think ASA runs on, coal?!?

Be back later...


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51536: Naw, Hazel, that's just the cabbage they're cooking over a the diner today.


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51537: Gosh, wish I had the day off today. I am in the mood for a TAGS marathon. I have asked this before, I think, but to those of you who have all seasons of TAGS, which is your favorite (or favorites?)?

It's cool today but really humid and cloudy. Hopefully things will dry off this afternoon. I went out and laid in the hammock yesterday and it was heavenly! Just looking up at the beautiful, blue sky and enjoying the soft breeze in the afternoon. I am trying to soak up the outdoors before that awful South Texas heat starts in.

Better go, plenty to do...


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51538: M-T . . .I laughed aloud as I read your post about Asa and the coal. . .I think his would be that bio-diesal they are talking about!

THank you for the kind words HAzel - don't let Asa know that I can be nice. . .I wouldn't want to ruin my reputation. Glad to see you back. I understand about pet deaths - my Bandie dog was gone a year in January. I still want another but I know it will never be the same.

Gotta act like somebody now. . .


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51539: Hey Y'all! Millie,thanks for the good news about your scans.Very uplifting during these times. You hang in there & know my prayers continue.
I believe I caught a nasty old stomach virus. Been sick since yesterday morning. Wanted to tell each and every one of you though how blessed I feel to have you in my life. Monday's events really have got me thinking about the important things in this world.
Love you all. I'll be back rockin' soon as I feel a little better.
possum under a rock

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51540: And no, Boo, I'm NOT pregnant! Let's not get that moulage started up again! LOL

possum again

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51541: Possum? Pregnant? How? When? I'll be dogged!

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51542: Ir has occurred to me that there's an advantage to being older than dirt, like me. I can report that I feel ill, without anyone thinking I'm pregnant! Hahaha! --Romeena

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51543: Possum is pregant again. . .I do declare. . . it must be spring!

Millie - I think you are a courageous woman to endure all that you must go through on a daily basis. May God continue to bless you. . .because He has blessed us with your presence. Here's a () hug and a :) smile.


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51544: I don't know Romeena, didn't you hear about that 70 year old woman in China who had a baby?.....

Hope you feel better, Possum. We love you too!


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51545: Oh, Hey Ro, YOU'VE been to China...did you happen to drink the water?.....

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51546: Well, all this talk makes me wonder like Opie did, what can you do with a grown woman? But can we can it? Mrs. Me-"Three is my limit"-They has decided maybe it's not. Lord have mercy on me...

Oh, and by the way, please say a prayer for her today as she goes for an interview for a new job. She really needs a change before she falls apart. The lack of sleep is getting downright worrisome.

I don't really have the opportunity to chat today (wouldn't Lydia be happy) but I did want to let you all know that you are in my prayers. A better bunch of people I've never met have I met. Now that's a tongue twister (Sister Suzy shells she shells...aw, forget it).

Y'all beat everything, you know that?

By the way, BOO, my favorite seasons are three and four. Three, mainly because of Gomer, and four because Andy and Barney really hit a groove.


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51547: Great! Everything alreadi is made in China, and now babies, too?!?

Have a great weekend.


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51548: MILLIE: I'd be afraid of what they wouldn't find if they scanned my head. Prayers especially for you. Now, do you feel well enough to make a lemon merangue pie? (You stay outta here, ASA!)

Me-They (again)

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51549: OH BOY A PIE FIGHT .

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51550:
Thats funny Tom. You keep them boys straight.

Hello Asa....so good to see ya there in your rocker.

Boo...that's hard for me to answer because they are all so good to me in their on way. But I do like the B/W better than the color. And I really like the one's with Barn and Gomer together. But again, I like them all.

Spot...see you at the dog house for BBQ. Sounds great. It will be good to have the whole gang over.

You know folks, we've talked about that before but it would be neat to be able to meet up together somewhere and have a porch gathering. I know that would be kind of hard to do but it don't stop me from wishing.

Be back later...Prayers for all!

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51551: I'm with Tom! Lemon meringue pie? Make at least six, because I'll eat a whole pie myself. One of my all-time favorites, lemon meringue.

No, Boo, in spite of having been in China (and no, I had better sense than to drink the water) there's no way I could be pregnant. If I should happen to become so, we'd have to re-write the Bible, because that's the only way it could happen. Not only is there no opportunity for such to occur, but the factory no longer exists either. As you can see, age is not the only determining factor. Now, Possum on the other hand....

Oh, my, Me-They, what on earth is your wife thinking? She already suffers from too little sleep, and she thinks a new baby is a good idea? How does she feel about NO sleep AT ALL?? I worked in the nursery on Tuesday night, and all I could think of, for the whole twelve hours, was how grateful I was that I didn't have to take any of the little screamers home with me. It was a constant round of scream-eat-scream-spit up-scream-poop-scream and scream some more. Argh!

Well, I'm to meet a friend for lunch, guess I'd better get out of my nightgown and get dressed. We'll go by the garden center and get some more bloomers for the yard, too. My last round of bedding plants aren't doing well, I need to reinforce them a bit. Irises, on the other hand, are awesome, as are the roses. I've put a few pictures in the album, under "Yard and Wildlife", or whatever the name of that album is. Check them out.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51552: I AM MADE AT THIS PORCH.

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51553: What? Who was that?!

Ro, that was way yonder too much information! Thanks for sharing, though. I know what you mean about screaming babies. I had to work the newborn nursery at work a few times (not many!) and when you aren't used to the crying, it makes you a nervous wreck after awhile. It was amazing to me how the regular nursery staff would just keep smiling and talking like they didn't hear a thing. I really liked rocking and feeding, though, that part was wonderful. I love those sweet little newborns. I had to assist with circumcisions a few times and I almost died. I coudn't take it. Those poor little things just screaming their heads off. Of course, as soon as they were diapered and wrapped securely in their blankets again, they quit crying and never seemed to feel a thing after that. I saw a couple of botched-up circs, though and I will never forget it. I didn't have the guts to have it done to my son and so far, never any problems, thankfully.

Sean and I just planted some Roma tomato plants in a container. If they survive it will be the first time for me! I also planted some garlic just to see how it would do.

Better go...breaktime over!


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51554: Hey, friends.....Four lemon merengue pies, coming up. Save me a piece, though, ok? I have to work tonight, and I'm bringing them two dutch apple. And no throwing of pies, either. They are way yonder too much trouble to be trhowing them at folks. Play nice!

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51555: YOu know Millie - when you cut Asa's pie - just put it in four pieces. I don't think he could eat six pieces. Ha Ha


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51556: I would loke a pieces of the dutcc apple and lemon merengue pie please.
I will notthrow me.


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51557: Tom, you're absolutely right. Millie, is there anything we can do to help? I'll squeeze the lemons for the juice for the pies if you want me to. I'll squeeze a couple of extra, because I like my lemon pie really, really tart, with a very sweet meringue.

homemaker, you are a caution! Just four pieces because Asa couldn't eat six. That's too funny!

Well, I went by the Garden Center to get a couple of flats of bedding plants. Bought six, silly me. One contained the little six-packs, nine of them, so there were 54 plants to get in the ground, and that only emptied one flat. Thank goodness, the rest are the standard flats, 20 plants per flat. They'll go a lot faster for planting, but it's going to have to wait until tomorrow. I'm worn out!

I cleaned and filled all the birdbaths, and now my back yard looks like Memorial Day at the lake! You never saw such splashing and fluttering and just plain standing-in-the-water as is going on out there. They sure do enjoy it.

Tom, are your roses in the ground? If not, don't wait too long, those roots will dry out. Just be sure to plant them where they'll get plenty of sunshine, and water them really well when you plant them, and whenever the soil gets dry around them after that. They should do just fine.

Well, guess I'll go have a cool shower and sit down for a while with the biggest glass of tea I can find. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51558: One more thing, Tom. Check the plants every now and then, especially in the spring, for aphids. In case you don't know what to look for, they're tiny pale green bugs, about the size of a flea, maybe a bit bigger. They'll get on roses - everything else, too, but they really love roses - and will just suck the life out of them. You'll see them in thick clusters around buds and on tender new leaves. You can buy ladybugs at most garden centers and release them around the rosebushes and they'll take care of the problem. If that's not convenient for you, WalMart and many grocery stores will carry a product called Rose Defense, which will kill aphids and also help protect against mildew and blackspot. There are organic remedies for all of the things that bother roses, but it gets complicated unless you're doing it on a fairly large scale, so a squirt bottle of Rose Defense works pretty well, too. Anyway, just be on the lookout for the aphids. I just cleared away an infestation of them with ladybugs. Isn't that ridiculous, buying bugs? But it works. --Romeena

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51559: hello i am bill bob andys long lost cousin and i live in southwestern pennsylvania and weather was nice and the sun was finally out after 9 days of rain and crappy weather and I go to mapletown high school

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51560: Welcome to bill bob. Nice to have ya.
Tom, iffin you DO get aphids, I've got Mr. Wheeler's number, he'll fix you right up. There ain't no single women at your house, right?haha

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51561: Hi there, Andy's long lost cousin! Welcome to the porch. We always have room for one more. We have one other high school student, the son of one of our regulars, and we enjoy having him around. Young folks help keep us on our toes, so stick around! --Romeena

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51562: Oops! Millie there is the mom of the young man I was talking about. She'll tell him you visited, I'm sure. --Romeena

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51563:
HI, just a quick hello!
Nascar in town this week. Lots of traffic.
God bless,

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51564: Hey, Ro. I know Miller seems older, but he's only nine. He'll be ten next Saturday. He'll be tickled you thought he was in high school. Sean, who is 17, is still not as articulate as Miller. Wonder what causes that?

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51565: Hi All.
Romeena Yes the roses are in the ground what more sunshine and water too.
Iwill keep a eye out for the aphids.
Millie-how are you f eling tonight and can you used some help , becase I have some free time on hady to help out .


April 20, 2007 - Msg 51566: Hey, Tom. Thanks for offering to help. I actually worked at the restaurant for a few hours tonight, so I'm feeling ok. You are so kind to worry about me.
I looked for some Clark's gum today....no luck. I'll keep looking.
Actually, I could use some help, Tom. Can you help me finish off this apple pie? I want to make a blackberry pie for tommorow.

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51567: You know what, Millie, I think I knew Miller was only nine, but had forgotten, probably because as you say, he's very articulate. I'm curious - is Sean better at math or science, compared to Miller? Seems like most kids who are more verbal and skilled in the language arts are less skilled in math and science, and vice-versa. I think it's actually less a matter of skill, and more related to interest level. I like to read and enjoy language arts, but am terrible at math. Science interests me, to the extent that it doesn't require a high math function. Chemistry lost me completely.

Guess I'll go scrape up some supper. Actually, I have some chicken tenders left over, which I had breaded with a mixture of ground pecans and a little flour and fried gently in olive oil. I'll cut them up and add them to a green salad with some leftover asparagus, and that should make a pretty good, not-too-heavy dinner. Then I have a piece of tiramisu which I brought home from lunch at Olive Garden. Not too shabby. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51568: Ooooh, Millie, save me some of that blackberry pie. Can I whip some cream to go on it?

Good for you, Tom, for getting those roses planted. I hope you get years of enjoyment out of them. When they bloom, think of your Mom, and know that she's enjoying them right along with you. --Romeena

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51569: I'll make you and the Plum a whole pie. Gotta have whipped cream with it.
Actually, Sean doesn't like school, and thinks my kids are weird because they do. He's very different from them in many ways. Genetics, I guess. His mom is never encouraged him in that, either, she doesn't even read, and his dad has spent most of his life(and the rest of it)in prison. But, we put a lot of value on it, so he keeps the grades up.

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51570: I have a date to meet Hazel at Sarah's. Anybody care to join us? I'm over there now!

April 20, 2007 - Msg 51571:
Hello porch family.

Good to have you stop by bill bob. Come on by anytime and pull up a chair.

MDC...With the race I can imagine the traffic in your neck of the woods. As well as I remember, the road going into the track is only a two lane, right?

Ro...that chicken rolled in pecan, flour and olive oil sounds good. I love olive oil with pretty much anything. And it's good for you.

We have an apartment for our daughter just off campus at college and we found out a couple weeks ago that the girl she is sharing it with is leaving. Well our daughter found another girl that just made the cheering squad with her that wants to move in. As a parent we are always cautious but I talked with the parents today and found out that this family are very strong Christians. Praise the Lord..an answer to our prayers.

You all have a great night and know that I'm praying for you all.