April 27, 2007 - Msg 51750: Hm not much to choose from...Cheeper By the Dozen on at 8 and 10...its a good one...SPOT

April 27, 2007 - Msg 51751: SWISH..........done it with my tail!...SPOT

April 27, 2007 - Msg 51752: Nice sweep Spot wanna come do my house now?? What a great idea Tom you are the cats! Thanks Miller for letting us know about Millie which hospital is she in? I would love to call her with well-wishes from the porch. I leave my thoughts about celebrity events to myself, don't want Floyd to have to sweep again so soon, I sure have a mouthful to say about it. Just tears it in my book, just tears it! Yeah for Kai tell her we are proud of her! Prayers for all you fine friends of mine, I count my blessings everyday & each & every one of you are in that count! Ya'll are the best!

April 27, 2007 - Msg 51753:
Hi everone, just passing thru tonight. Racing in TALLADEGA!
Mom hand improves each day. I have to kinda smile now because her hand is in the famous gesture position as it is set in the splint. She would NEVER had done that in her life, she is such a good Christian woman, but it is kinda interesrting to see it that way!! ha
I watched Quiet Sam last night. here is a reverse trivia question for you. Andy's response was, "Sam Becker got hisself a dirty elephant does he?"
Now, what did Barney say to get that response from Andy?
Well, prayers continue for all, God bless ya, we appreciate it and good night!
"I swallowed my gum!"

April 27, 2007 - Msg 51754: Sorry MDC, I don't know the answer to that one. Glad your mom is healing!

Hey Mavis, what a sweet thing to say. It's true, our porch friends are such a blessing.

Hope Millie is feeling better and will be checking in soon.

Hope you all have a peaceful night,


April 27, 2007 - Msg 51755: Barney said, "Boy, you wouldn't notice a muddy elephant in the snow, would you?" - or something close to that.

Yep, Mavis, I think Hazel was right, there are just some things we need to leave off the porch, or discuss elsewhere. On the celebrity subject, "I'm not sure I'm old enough to hear what I'd have to say about that." (heehee)

I hope Miller will check in again soon and let us know how Millie is doing. Let's all keep the prayers going for that girl, and for her family.

Honestly! If TVLand runs that sappy awards show one more time, I think I'm going to scream. At least they've quit showing Kelly Ripa slithering onto the screen every five minutes to promote it. Now, if they'd just lose the show....

Sugarplum continues to do well - pestering me for carrots, trying to ambush the mailman, utterly thrilled to see my little grandson this afternoon (somebody to play with, you know) and all in all, is just back to business as usual. It's hard to believe there was, and supposedly still is, anything wrong with her. She says hey! --Romeena

April 27, 2007 - Msg 51756:
Howdy porch family...nice sweep Spot.

Yep MDC...Talladega should be another good one. I won't get to see it real time. Will have to watch it later So gald your mom's hand is improving. Been praying for her.

Missing you Millie...get back here soon. We are keeping your rocker dusted off for you.

Ro...I agree about the TVLand Awards.

Well I'm heading to bed so you all have a great night and prayers for you all.

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51757: Hi ya'll - Yippee - it's the weekend!

Prayers for Millie, Laci's mama, MDC's mama, and anyone else who needs them. Glad to hear Banjo and Plum are doing well, too.

Thanks so much for all the prayers for my sis and her family. We really appreciate them.

Sterling - so glad that Kai's "mini-recitals" went well. : )

Well, night all - ya'll have a great weekend!

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51758: Well good morning Mayberry. I wanted to tell ya'll that yesterday I decided to check out the Youtube site for funny animal videos and I came across some videos about Mayberry and TAGS, might want to check it out. I even caught a preacher preaching a sermon about TAGS.

Well, after my morning coffee I am getting ready to have a day to myself. Bruce offered to hold down the fort while I go out and do something I want to do. Ya'll have a great day,


April 28, 2007 - Msg 51759: Hi All.
Nice day for now rain is going to come sometime toda rat
Miller- How is Millie doing today?
We can used a up date on her please?


April 28, 2007 - Msg 51760: Morning porch family, Prayers for Millie and her family. Hopefully we will hear something soon from her or Miller. A rainy Saturday here in Northeast Tennessee. I Have been doing laundy, mopped the kitchen floor and ran the vacuum (sp?)cleaner, busy busy. My husband is working 9a-9p today so I am holding down the fort. I did take him breakfast though. Been watching Lucy on TV Land as I do my chores, makes them easier to face.
I will cook lunch for us today: BBQ sandwhiches, cole slaw, oven potatoes and cherry or apple turnovers for dessert with vanilla ice cream. Ice tea or kool aid to drink. Enjoy. Prayers for all.
Big Maude

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51761: For those in the rain - the sun will shine tomorrow or at least it is here in Indiana. Been shopping for home accessories with my parents for the new house (kitchen cabinets, lighting fixtures, etc). Wore me out and them too!


April 28, 2007 - Msg 51762: Rev,MDC,Mavis and all race fans ...looks like Jeff will be on the pole....3 more to try to bump him off...supper will be a plate of ham,green beans,potato salad,Big maude slaw and sweet tea...I will holler at ya from work at 6...prayers...Millie get better ok?...Im ready to get to fishing....SPOT

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51763: Big Maude thanks for lunch..what is oven potatoes...just baked taters?...SPOT

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51764: Good afternoon, all. Spot, I don't know what Big Maude means by oven potatoes - I imagine there are dozens of recipes by that name or something similar. I've got a great recipe involving red new potatoes, Ranch dressing, dill and grated cheese - yummy! Another very simple "oven potatoes" recipe is potatoes in little chunks, tossed with olive oil and lemon pepper and baked until tender. Not too shabby.

Big Maude, I do my housework with the TV on, too. It does make it seem to go a little faster. I watched Lucy this morning, the episode where she misses the boat and has to ride a helicopter out to catch it. Classic Lucy.

Got a little pond maintenance done today. Didn't finish, but it's so hot and humid, and I was wearing out fast, so I quit. Tomorrow is another day. For that matter, so is Monday!

I'm very concerned about Millie. I hope she checks in soon, or that Miller does. Bless that boy. Hard to believe he's only nine, he's so mature for his age.

Well, I need a shower after working around that pond.! See you folks later. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51765: Good Sat. evening Porch friends, finally looking out at some sunshine here today, I know we need the rain, but I sure do like seeing that sun so much better. Robert put out some more feeders for me yesterday & the little feathered kids have already found them. I swear, I will be hard pressed to get much done besides watching birds. teehee
Now for the news, Robert & I are getting married on June 30th!! I didn't think there were anymore good men like him left out there & swore I would never get married again, but I'm absolutely head over heels for this man & can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him! Jacob will be giving me away, since he is the only other man that matters to me, I thought it was fitting. Now, Asa when you go gossipin over the fence, the part about *Mavis getting married will be true. haha
Well, off to feed the 4-legged children, they are all looking at me in anticipation, so best hop to.

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51766: Hello Porch! It's me it's me! I'm home from the hosptital. Had to get out today, beacause today is Miller's 10th birthday! Yay Miller! I'm doing ok, I'll post more about what's going on in a bit.....,I need to get settled in. Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. I am truly blessed.

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51767: Woohoo! Mavis, that's just wonderful. Let me be the first to congratulate you, and what a pleasure it is! I think you're very fortunate to have found Robert, but I'm certain he's even more fortunate to have found you! Sure do wish we could all come to the wedding. You'll have to post some pictures for us. Send 'em to me, and I'll get 'em in the album. Whooopeeee! --Romeena

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51768: Well, woohoo again! Millie is home. We've been worried about you, dear girl. It's so good to have you back. Give that birthday boy an extra hug for us, from all his porch friends. You just get some rest now, there's plenty of time to catch up on the news later. God is good! --Romeena

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51769: That's wonderful news X2. Millie, so glad your back home dear.
And Mavis, by golly congrats to you two. I wish you both all the happiness in the world. Is he a tags fan? Will you still visit us on the porch?

Well this has been a great day with wonderful news about two of our porch buddies.


April 28, 2007 - Msg 51770:
Congrats to Mavis! You go girl! Yippee!
Great to have you home Millie! I thought about you alot last night-even dusted your rocker off! Join us again as soon as you can.
Ok,we're gonna sing (Even Asa!) to Miller now:
Y'all ready? Here we go..
" Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Miller, Happy Birthday to you!"
And many more!
Ro,I'm with you on those TVLand Awards!If it's not that,it's those two dumb movies! Who wants to spend a weekend with ole dead Bernie? And TVLand,we ALL know by now that white men can't jump- enough already!
Y'all have a good night-love to all!
P.S. MDC,funny about your mom's "gesture"! Glad she's on the mend.
possum under a rock

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51771: Asa,you get your toolbelt on and get to work right now building Mavis' fellow a rocking chair for the Porch- I've made room for it next to Mavis' rocker,so.. (snapping my possum fingers like Aunt Bee)" GET TO IT!!"
possum again

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51772: Let have a Millie coming home party tonight!..I will fire up the smoker and throw a few dozen chickens on...big maude slaw,Asa you bring some baked beans and Rev you bring the sauce..Romeena will you make some sweet tea?..I will get the horse shoes out....its a Miller b-day party too!..Rev you bring your gutar too....well let me get some wood rounded up!..possum you and hazel bring some music....SPOT

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51773: The tea is brewing, Spot. Extra sauce on some of that chicken, please. A party is a great idea! We could have it in my back yard, except I don't have a smoker. Is yours hard to transport?

Hey, do y'all want to hear something odd, and neat? I have three huge cottonwoods in my back yard. Beautiful trees, just the right amount of shade, lovely sound when the wind blows, but oh, that cotton! Every spring, it would lie in drifts around the house. I didn't care until I had the landscaping done, then I began to care very much. So, I had a tree guy top them (they were getting so tall as to be dangerous anyway) two years ago, which cut off all the cotton-producing buds for that year. So, no cotton. Last year, he came back and had his guys climb up and literally cut off all the cotton buds. You know, the little strings of green beads that burst like popcorn and scatter cotton. Again, no cotton. This year, same plan but guess what? One of the trees produced no cotton buds. None. The other two did, but not nearly as much as usual. The tree man says it is not unusual, the tree just switches gender and stops producing cotton. It's possible the other two will do the same thing in time. Did you ever hear of such a thing? I'm thrilled, because I'm not about to put up with that smothering layer of cotton all over everything, ruining my flowerbeds. Imagine what it would do to the pond and its filters! Anyway, I didn't know you could spay a tree, but apparently you can. (heehee)

Well, I'm off to find something to add to that supper. How would some stewed okra and tomatoes go with that chicken, Spot? Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51774: I'm ready for a party, Spot! We DO need to celebrate.....Mavis, I'm so happy for you!
I'm putting on my dancing shoes! Asa?

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51775: Yeah! Happy B-day to me! Yep, the 1 and only! My dancing shoes are on! (tippita tappita tiptiptiptip tatatappitytap) Best wishes to all, and myself. I hope the following decade is as good as the first one!


April 28, 2007 - Msg 51776: Thanks for the stewed okra and tomatoes..I love them...Asa you danced with all the ladys!...thats why they all are soaking thir feet!...slow here at work...but that means all lights are on!...all 190,000 plus....well back to my Braves game....SPOT

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51777: You care to dance, Spot? I can't keep up with Miller! Watch out, I think somebody spiked the punch.....

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51778: And away we go Millie!.....Braves win...watching the Deadliest Catch on discovery channel...anyone watch it?..crabing in alaska....SPOT

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51779: Now, Spot, don't get Romeena started on crab legs again, we just filled up on chicken! You're a mighty fine dancer, for a dog.

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51780: Thanks Mil...and Ro does love those crab legs!..we just might have a big crab boil after Church tomorrow at her house!..SPOT

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51781: Okay, I'll wear my dangly earrings. Can't wear those to church, though, scandelous!
I'm feeling okay tonite, but I'm on a lot of meds, including a transdermal patch for pain and opiates taken orally. I may be out of it some for a little while. I am started a course of radiation to some tumors on my spine on Monday. They think they can make me more comfortable within a couple of weeks. I hope so. In the meantime, I have to take it easy. I'm lucky my family will make that happen. I'll check back later....
Love y'all,

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51782: Wow! Millie outta the 'ospital and Mavis getting hitched. It's a great day. Congrats to Mavis, I wish you all the best.
And to Millie, I am so glad you are back home; take care of yourself.
Is anybody still up? I feel like dancing!
- Hazel

April 28, 2007 - Msg 51783:
Hello porch family

Millie...I am so glad to see you back in the rocker. Sure did mis ya!

Miller...Happy Birthday buddy.

Spot...I'll be there with my guitar. We'll have a good ole time.

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

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51784: Congratualtions to you, Mavis! I am so happy to hear about your wedding plans. You deserve it, Girl.

So glad Millie is home and hope that radiation helps real soon. Happy Birthday to Miller!!

I am up bright and early. Erin crawled into our bed at 5:30 complaining of a stomach ache and a headache. She has been complaining of headaches everyday for the last week. Please pray for her.

Well, hope everyone has a great Sunday.


April 29, 2007 - Msg 51785: Good morning, all. It's a beautiful Sabbath morning here today. Sunny, mild and very pleasant. Mama Squirrel just came running down the backyard path, three juveniles in hot pursuit. They're still wanting to nurse, and she's through with them! They chased her all over the yard, up into the trees and back down. She finally got away from them by hopping up onto the tire swing, which they haven't quite figured out yet. They can do it, they just don't know it yet. It won't be long, though. She'll have to chase them out of the yard soon. I assume she's already chased two of them away, since there were five in the litter.

Well, it's time to get ready for preaching. I sure do hate to leave this window, though. Such sights! The squirrels, and now a family of birds is making splashy use of one of the birdbaths. A butterfly as big as the palm of my hand is making the rounds of the flowerbeds, and something yellow and fast just flashed by. I hope it's a goldfinch. A smart-alecky mockingbird is perched on the fence on his skinny little legs, tail sticking up at its customary jaunty angle. I could identify a Texas mockingbird if all I could see was a silhouette, just by his "what's it to ya" posture. OK, gotta run. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51786: Good morning, all. It's a beautiful Sabbath morning here today. Sunny, mild and very pleasant. Mama Squirrel just came running down the backyard path, three juveniles in hot pursuit. They're still wanting to nurse, and she's through with them! They chased her all over the yard, up into the trees and back down. She finally got away from them by hopping up onto the tire swing, which they haven't quite figured out yet. They can do it, they just don't know it yet. It won't be long, though. She'll have to chase them out of the yard soon. I assume she's already chased two of them away, since there were five in the litter.

Well, it's time to get ready for preaching. I sure do hate to leave this window, though. Such sights! The squirrels, and now a family of birds is making splashy use of one of the birdbaths. A butterfly as big as the palm of my hand is making the rounds of the flowerbeds, and something yellow and fast just flashed by. I hope it's a goldfinch. A smart-alecky mockingbird is perched on the fence on his skinny little legs, tail sticking up at its customary jaunty angle. I could identify a Texas mockingbird if all I could see was a silhouette, just by his "what's it to ya" posture. OK, gotta run. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51787: Oops! Sorry about that double cabbage-chewing. I know better than that! --Romeena

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51788: Ro, could you arrange a meeting with me and that squirrel? I'll bring some peanuts for her. I still have a grown son living at home, and I'd be interested in her advise...
I forgot to say Happy Birthday to Miller yesterday, so here's a belated one. Happy 10th Birthday, Miller!
Although I've only seen the TV Land Award show once, it got old real quick. I'm with you, Ro. Why do they show it over and over? But, that seems to be their strategy on things. For example, why must they show 4 Bonanzas in a row, and then 4 Gunsmokes? (or maybe it's 3, I can't remember). We've seen em all, folks. Why doesn't TV Land pull out some of their collection of stuff that they showed when they first started. "Mr. Ed", "Hazel", "Ozzie & Harriet", "Father Knows Best", "The Flying Nun". Or "That Girl". They gave us a marathon of that about 6 months ago, and I thought they were going to put it in the line-up, but it never happened.
Well, I'm going down to the drugstore to get some icecream for later.
- Hazel

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51789: Good Sabbath porch pals. Beautiful morning here also. I just love this time of year, don't you?
Hope your birthday was a good one Miller, and hope your doing better Millie.

Boo, I hope Erin gets feeling better. What did you do with your day off yesterday? I hope Bruce wasn't like Barney was with Andy when he gave Andy a day off. :)

I've just about had it with TV land my own self. I seldom tune it in anymore because they have just gone a different direction. Oh well, thats life thru and thru.

Hazel, I'll be glad to go get ice cream. Your probably tired.


April 29, 2007 - Msg 51790: Morning folks! Hazel, I waited for you over at Sarah's 'til after midnight, sorry I missed you.
Boo, prayers for Erin's headaches.

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51791: Happy Birthday Miller
Congrats MAVIS

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51792: I'll try to meet you there tonight, Millie. Usual time.

No, I'm not too tired, Asa. I'll go.

- Hazel

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51793: You sure Hazel. I don't mind going.


April 29, 2007 - Msg 51794: Will somebody please go get the ice cream?? --Romeena

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51795: Oh, Hazel, have you considered installing a tire swing? Seems to work for the squirrel. --Romeena

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51796: I'll try to be there tonight, Hazel. I've missed everybody.

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51797: Hazel, sounds like that squirrel would tell you to, "outrun him to the tire swing and if that don't work chase him out of the yard (house)". Good luck! I agree with you completely on the TVLand thing. I don't know why they don't give us the old sitcoms that we all know and love. Makes you wonder who is doing the decision making about those things down at TVLand headquarters. I think they need to gather for an old-fashioned summit in Aunt Bee's kitchen and figure out what viewers really want to see.

Thanks Asa, Erin seems to feel fine today and came to church to help me out in the nursery duty (we have to serve in that capacity about every 9 weeks, lots of folks pitch in because we only have one hired nursery worker). Anyway, she said her head hurt alittle but she seems fine to me. When she got in bed with me in the middle of the night last night, I noticed that when she fell asleep she started grinding her teeth like crazy. I wonder if that could have anything to do with the headaches. Anyone know? Anyway, you asked about my day off yesterday, I shopped till I dropped, then had lunch at my favorite Mexican food place...had some great, really greasy cheese enchiladas (good thing I don't have gallbladder problems). After that I came home, did a bit of reading and then took a little catnap. It was a good day. Later I too Erin out for ice cream, and that's about it.


April 29, 2007 - Msg 51798: Hey, I wanted to pass something really funny on to ya'll that you've got to see. Go to YouTube and do a search for Andy Griffith Show-"Barney"
Really funny video clip!


April 29, 2007 - Msg 51799: Sounds like you had a fabulous day, Boo! Prayers for Erin.

Bless your heart, Millie - so glad you checked in. Prayers for you as well.

Happy (Belated) birthday, Miller. Hope it was a good 'un!

*Mavis - I am so happy for you. Robert sounds like a dream come true and I pray for you both to have a wonderful future together.

It's a beautiful day here in the Missouri Ozarks - hope it's nice where you all are. Have a blessed Sabbath everyone.

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51800: Hey, Boo, AFD(we've missed you!), and Ro.
Did anybody ever go get some ice cream? I'd like some right now, please.

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51801: Why don't we all go?


April 29, 2007 - Msg 51802: Ok, I'll drive.

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51803: Where we goin'?

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51804: My heavens this porch has been busy since I've been gone. I have missed y'all dearly and think of you each and everyone every day!
Mavis- Congratulations Sweetheart! I'm so thrilled for you! Are you going to have a big church wedding and all? Tell us more about your plans.
Millie- I'm glad you're home from the hospital. I hope the radiation is successful and not painful.
Miller- Happy Belated Birthday! How does it feel to be a preteen?
Boo- What all did you buy on your shopping excursion? I love to shop! How's homeschool going? Jaw clenching does cause headaches, by the way. A good bite guard will help. I sleep in one every night for my TMJ.
Romeena- I'm glad that the Plum is doing well. What type of flowers do you recommend for heat and shade? I'm planning on vincas, but that's the only one I know.
Rev- Thank you for reminding us that Jesus loves us. I sometimes forget during the week, but I'm reminded on Sunday's and by you!
MDC- Glad to hear about your Mama's hand. I'd be embarrassed also about her position.
Hazel- I do not have TVLand, but I think that they need to go back to their original shows. I guess if they keep getting the audience for them they'll keep showing them.
Big Maude- I usually do my housework listening to a book on tape in my headphones (drowns out Nick), but watch tv while folding laundry.
Hey Possum, Spot, Homemaker, Tom, KyGirl, and anyone I've missed. Y'all have a great Sabbath!
Blessings to you and yours,

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51805: Hi, Lucy. Flowers for heat and shade? Hmmm. Begonias come to mind, the greenleaf kind. The bronzeleaf kind likes sun. Impatiens may do well also. They're kind of finicky, and hard to predict how they'll do. I'd just suggest planting some and see. I've planted them before and had them just look awful in a few weeks. Then last summer I planted about four flats in the back corner, around the arbor - all shade, they're tucked in under some nandina and spirea, get almost no sun at all, and they were beautiful. I put them there again this year, and they seem to be doing well again. Those two - begonias and impatiens - are about all I can think of that really tolerate complete shade and still bloom. Most bright bloomers want sunshine. A few others - rex begonias, for example - will do well, but are really expensive. They're sold "by the each", at about $4 per, as opposed to regular begonias and impatiens, which you can get for around $20 a flat or less. I never pay that much, as my garden center owner/neighbor gives me a generous "neighbor discount", about 20%.

Well, now I've seen it all. I was watching "How It's Made", and they visited a dairy farm. The cows are not confined to stalls, but have the run of the barn and the surrounding outdoor areas. Food is available at all times, there is an automatic cleaning device that keeps the barns clean of manure, and get this - milking is done on demand, at the cow's discretion! When she feels a bit full, she just ambles over to a milking station, where a laser-guided machine washes and disinfects her udder, then the cups seek out and attach to the appropriate appendages, and milking begins, untouched by human hands! Each cow wears a collar that emits a very low frequency signal which identifies her to the machine. Her visit is recorded, logging the amount of milk produced by each teat, and the milk is analyzed carefully. Any sign of infection, temperature elevation or other abnormality results in the milk being discarded and the cow's number is recorded so she can be examined by a vet. The only human I saw on the whole film was a guy tossing hay into troughs. Everything else is automatic, and on demand. The cow just goes to a station, gets in the proper alignment, and the machines take over. When finished, the cow strolls back to a hay trough to begin the whole process again. Amazing.

Well, off I go. I love that show, and it's still on. I want to see what they're doing now. Who needs TV Land? Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51806:
My dont the porch look nice and full.
Romeena got it right about the elephant in the snow. (But I dont "cotton" to your answer. haha) I always thought that andy's comeback is a great line!
Good to see hazel, AFD,lucy and others.
MD, rev, ASA, spot, how goes the race, I aint near a tv today!
Ya all have a good sabbath, and thank ya agin for the prayers!

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51807: Gordon wis the race....and a good one ...Tony upset again....interviewing now...SPOT

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51808: Thank you for the advice, Romeena. I'll have to go to Pikes and look around. Good to hear from you MDC. I've lost some respect for Gordon, Spot. He seems to be quite into himself, just my opinion.

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51809: I just wrote an email to TV Land about the eternal, infernal reruns of that lame awards show. I'm sure it will hit the trash bin immediately, but I tried.

While on their site, I saw an ad for DVDs of "The Dinosaurs". Does anyone else remember that show? It was just great! It didn't get the attention it really deserved, because most people saw it as a kid's show, but it wasn't. If you watched it and paid attention, it was very definitely a commentary on the human condition, and presented some excellent insights. I think I may see about getting the DVDs. It was that good.

My yard is just full of critters right now. Birds and squirrels in abundance. I just put out feed, and boy, did it draw a crowd! I wasn't even back in the house until two bluejays showed up and got in a big fight over the peanuts I put in the tray. I put a seedcake cylinder on the hanger, and now one of the juvenile squirrels is trying to figure out how to persuade the dove that's perched on top to leave. The dove is standing her ground, and the disgusted, perplexed little squirrel is just hanging out a few feet away. Oops! Here comes mama squirrel. Exit one dove, stage left. Mama is not so easily intimidated, but it didn't help the baby much, because now mama is perched on the seedcake! Poor little juvie, guess he's just out of luck. No problem, there's plenty of food on the ground. He was just curious about that seedcake. Oh, it's a circus out there!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51810: Well, I never did get any ice cream, so I'm serving dinner....Meatloaf, mac and cheese, green beans and bicuits. Y'all eat up, and then...
get me some ice cream!

(who can be grumpy if she wants to be)

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51811: Question: Do you ever just want to go on strike? To just run away for awhile? Andy & Opie would go fishing for their getaway. Aunt Bea would visit relatives. Well, THAT doesn't sound like a vaca. Sorry, I'm just burnt out. I cook, I clean, I yell at kids, cook, clean, yell at kids, make business calls for hubby, go to bed. Let's all get in a car (not one that Barney purchased from an elderly lady) and take off! Wouldn't it be fun if we took a bus to all our our houses?
Okay, well, gotta make the boys lunches for tomorrow, sigh. I will make some homemade butter pecan ice, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream for Millie.

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51812: Hey Gang..back at work till 6 am them off till thu and off to perry Ga friday for the weekend for the Georgia Linemans Rodeo!..Millie supper sounds great...I will bring some of those little green onions and a jar of hot peppers...Lucy all yall just come to the linemans rodeo this weekend coming up with me at Perry Ga!...we will just rent a bus and a driver!...no we will just get Asa to drive!!...well let me get my Sunday end of the week reports ran here at work....back in a bit..Millie can I have an end piece of meet loaf?..like the crust...SPOT

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51813: Spot, you have all you want,y'hear? I made plenty(it's Mary's favorite).
Lucy, let's DO all run off....and say, maybe you'd like to come, to. Thanks for the ice cream. Folks 'round here just talk a subject to death! lol

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51814: Millie cut me two thin slices of meat loaf then and put them in tin foil in the fridge...I will make me a meat loaf sandwich at about midnight with mayo...good....thanks...SPOT

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51815: You got it, buddy.

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51816: Why "thin" slices, Spot? You get a chance at some of Millie's meat loaf, and you ask for thin slices? You crazy, boy? Get thick slices. Slabs, like. Make a real sandwich! --Romeena

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51817: Aw, Romeena, you sweet thing. You take a whole one.

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51818:
Hello porch family

Boo...prayers for Erin.

Congrats to Mavis!

Lucy...the homemade ice cream sounds so good. Can't wait.

Nascar fans...didn't get to see all the race but what I saw was pretty good racing. But Kenseth didn't have the best day. Dropped a spot to 4th in the chase.

Spot...is this the same big event that you go to every year.

Well better get going.....You all have wonderful night and prayers for all of our porch family.

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51819: After skimming through the current posting page, it seems like the regulars are well, especially Millie and Sugarplum. And congratulations to Mavis on her upcoming wedding.

I've been out of action for a couple of weeks. I developed a leg infection that required a hospital stay up here in Canada. Censor here won't let me post more details.

Millie, got an extra meatloaf sitting around? I'm not talking no slices ... I mean an entire loaf. That's how much I love it.

from Poor Horatio

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51820: Rev I judge the competion every year in Perry Ga and the big one is in Kansas City in Oct....been doing it for about 8 years now...the lineman climb poles for speed and change out transformers and hang wire all off of ther hooks...google garodeo...and international rodeo kansas......the one in Kansas is like the super bowl...lineman from all over the world..the old country and Ireland and all over...the city has banners up and everything..its a 4 day event...Cobb Emc was World Champs in 2003 and 2004 out of close to 300 teams...they put us up at the finest motels and pay for everything....great to watch the young kids give it their all...they practice as a team for about 4 months be fore the competion....SPOT

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51821: Hey Poor Horatio! Sure you can, take all you want. Sorry about your leg, I just got out of the hospital, too.
Btw, I'm over at Sarah's for my regular chat, if anyone wants to join!

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51822: Thanks for those prayers, Rev. You are always so sweet to pray and to remind us of God's love for us.

Hey Lucy, I know how it feels to want a vacation! Things aren't so stressful for me right now but I keep wondering what I am going to do when summer comes and both kids are home all day!! I might as well buy a black and white striped shirt because I will be playing referee most of the time.

Well, why don't we all mess up our hair and try to recite the preamble to the constitution?...


April 29, 2007 - Msg 51823: Hey there Poor Horatio, good to hear from you. Sure hope your leg is well.


April 29, 2007 - Msg 51824:
Hey PH...Good to see ya back buddy. Sure will be praying for your leg.

OK Spot.....I guess the international rodeo is the one I was thinking about. It's not but one for that....."BIG". Sounds fun and I know it's an honor to be a part of an event as that.

Prayers for all

April 29, 2007 - Msg 51825: OOPPS...that's supose to be "It's not but one WORD for that...BIG"

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51826: Hi my name is stacey leonard i live Australia, it's perrty nice in Australia,

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51827: Welcome Stacey!...pull up a chair and set a while I live just north of Atlanta Georgia..we just talk and eat here on the porch...hey miss Boo!Millie I just cant get the sarahs thing figured out ...well breakfast menu:.3 eggs your way,country ham and red eye gravy,bisquits,grits,hashbrowns,flapjacks and maple syurp..oj,coffee and milk...ready at 7:00 est...Miss Sherry,My Mom and I are gona start on a complet make over in my bed room,paint,carpet,funiture,plasma tv and re-do the master bath...was gona start last week with the passing of my Unccle we had to wait,so I will go home and take a short nap till about 11 and here we go...we might need Mr Wheeler yall think?...well Asa you behave at breakfast now...prayers to all...SPOT

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51828: Hi Stacey! Glad you could stop by!
I'm feeling kind of over-emotionalal today, so hugs to all my porch friends. As Charleen would say, Huggy, Huggy!
- Hazel

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51829: I understand, Hazel. Big hug to you, friend. You hang in there and stay positive.


April 30, 2007 - Msg 51830: Hi to Stacey, welcome to the Porch...


April 30, 2007 - Msg 51831: Good morning - Mavis, I am so happy for you and the dish cloth salesman! You can be pretty creative using dishcloths at your wedding:)

Millie - I am happy that you are out of the hospital! WE know that God can do wonders for you.

Poor Horatio - I am so sorry about your leg. Prayers going up your way! I have missed your bits of wisdom. . .

Welcome Stacey from the land down under. . .

Asa - ION has kind of gone where TV LAND used to be. You might want to check it out. They don't have Andy and Barney though.

Ro - I remember the Dinosaurs. I didn't know it was out on DVD. "Not the Baby. . " "Not the momma!" "Love the Baby. . " It was absolutely great! I can't think of any other shade flowers either Ro. I have a computer program at home of flowers and what you can plant in full sun/ shade/ etc. I'll look it up tonite.

Take care -


April 30, 2007 - Msg 51832: I had completely forgotten about Dinosaurs and couldn't even remember what it was until you mentioned, "Not the Momma!" HM. Cute show!

Romeena, I sent you an email a few days ago asking a question about a friend who is having vertigo. Did you get it or did your spam-blocker keep it from getting to you? I want to send you something else but want to make sure it gets to you.


April 30, 2007 - Msg 51833: I remember the show 'Dinosaurs'! Boy, that sure was one of those type of shows that came along out of nowhere and threw your normal television viewing traditions for a loop, didn't it?! Kind of like ALF. Kind of off-kilter, but both good shows, that I must admit, I watched. I even found a little toy figure of the "Dad" dinosaur, Earl, at a Goodwill, and I just had to buy him. Couldn't pass that up because you know you will never find something like that again.

Hope everyone is feeling fine.

-Sterling Holobyte

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51834: Good Monday Morning folks, hope everyone is up and ready to go today. Congratualtions Mavis, what wonderful news. Robert is a lucky man!! Millie, it is good to have you home, we missed you. Happy Birthday to Miller as well. Welcome to Stacy. Lunch today, my treat.. Cracker Barrell noonish. see you there. Prayers and Blessings to all. Big Maude

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51835: Millie - what is your eatery's website again? I thought I'd check out todays special -


April 30, 2007 - Msg 51836: Well, where are my manners?! I forgot to welcome Stacey from down under. I would love to visit Australia someday! A lot of good things come from Australia: Steve Irwin(RIP); The Wiggles; Elle Macpherson;).

Glad to see Millie doing so well, and Mavis so happy!

-Sterling Holobyte

-Sterling Holobyte

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51837: HOWDY FOLKS! this message was supposed to be posted yesterday but it wouldn't get past the 'security' until "Floyd" fixed it for me so it would. so here's what i said yesterday, altho now my responses are way late. better late then never! ;-)


hello all of you wonderful front-porchsters! DAPHNE here. it's been a long time. i have this page bookmarked and it just caught my eye, so i thought i'd drop by for a quick HELLO. i see all the regulars are still hanging out... how neat. i wish i had more time to hang with you all, cos i think everyone here seems really great. :)

here's a couple of quick responses:

i actually wrote TV Land a couple of months ago asking why they show so many hours in a row of bonanza. i also said i really missed the black and white shows like dennis the mennace and all those others listed above (in hazel's post). they never responded, but if everyone takes time to tell them they miss the old classics, could care less about the awards, and can't imagine how "white men can't jump" ever fit in to the 'personality' of their station, then perhaps they will go back to how they used to be in the beginning. it USED to be a terrific station!

hollywood freakin bites. and rosie DOES need to go jump in the lake. i pray for her soul first. can al gore please take hold of the hands in that circle?

so merle fest in NC is going on this weekend. i went last year but never did find those dilliards boys. i searched. charlene was there too but i didn't see her either. wonder if they are there again this year. i know on merle fest's website you can listen to the performers live. i outta tune in today for the last day. anyone have any of the dilliards cd's? i have one (a greatest hits album) and it's absolutely one of the best cd's i own. toe-stomping excellence. i buy records at thrift stores all the time, and i keep an eye out for any andy or dilliards albums. hope i find one someday!

does anyone know what andy is doing these days? i don't read or hear anything about him! i'm curious to know.

okay, well you all take care and have a wonderful, peaceful sunday. may god bless you all.

~DAPH. (www.myspace.com/bluepalette)

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51838: Welcome Stacey - nice to have someone from over and under, I mean under and over, err...down under visiting the porch! ; )

Good to see you, too, Poor Horatio! Sorry to hear you were ailing - glad you're on the mend.

Shame on me for not congratulating Asa on his "grandpa to be" status. How exciting for you and yours!

Hey spot - have fun judging the rodeo. Some of my hubby's coworkers attended the APPA Lineworker Rodeo a couple of weeks back down in Atlanta. If you hear any talk of someone "killing the dummy" during the Hurtman Rescue there, that was one of my hubby's coworkers. : D

Happy Monday All!

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51839: Big Maude the barrell for lunch sounds great...I will get the tip...stacey where did ya go?...Yea AFD the APPA was here in maritta about 8 miles from my house, I went there but did not judge...Its a city power company thang...Hey DAPH!..Asa where are ya old buddy?..lets cut up at Cracker Barrell at lunch....well lets get painting over here at the dog house...Mr Wheeler is on his way....SPOT

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51840: What kind of color scheme you going for with your redo, spot? Cracker Barrel sounds delish for lunch!

Hey to Daphne!


April 30, 2007 - Msg 51841: Hey Spot - did you get my email?

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51842: Hey, my friends! Just got back from radiation, and I'm supposed to "take it easy"....at least until the kids get home from school.
Big Maude, Cracker Barrell sounds good, and I could use a good meal.
Last night at Sarah's I had a nice chat with Boo, Poor Horatio, and Hazel. Thanks, you guys, just for listening to me, even when I'm not at my best. These are trying times, but the support of friends means so much. I really do believe God brought me to the porch, just so I could know y'all and the power of His love.
(with a smile on my face)

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51843: Millie - I believe that God brought you to the porch and into our lives for a reason as well. This from 2 Thessalonians 1:
11 Keeping this in mind, we never stop praying for you. Our God has chosen you. We pray that he will consider you worthy of his choice. We pray that by his power he will make every good thing you have planned come true. We pray that he will make perfect all that you have done by faith. 12 We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus will receive glory through what you have done. We also pray that you will receive glory through what he has done. We pray all these things in keeping with the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Please know that we pray for you and for your family through the trials you are enduring.
Thank you for gracing our lives!


April 30, 2007 - Msg 51844: Thank you, homemaker.

April 30, 2007 - Msg 51845: Good afternoon everyone. I haven't had time for a thorough read of the archives, but I do have a few comments...

MAVIS: Congratulations! I'll remember to throw the rice underhanded.

MILLIE: What HM said. She may not be much with meatballs, but she has a way with words.

ROMEENA: Thanks for the paver advice on Friday.

ASA: Congrats on your grandpa-to-be-ness.

STACY: Welcome. Man, this must be a long porch to stretch all the way to Australia.

AFD: Good to see you coming around more. I bet the scenery is right perty out your way.

HORATIO: I hope that you mend up right. Take care and try and stop in more regular. I love to read your posts.

STERLING: How you can put Elle MacPherson and the Wiggles in the same sentence is beyond me. (And thanks for getting "Wiggly Party" stuck in my head.)

HM: I believe MILLIE's website is Bogarts something or other. How's that for detailed?

BOO: I hope Erin is feeling better. Now that things are moving along on your house, we better start planning that party. Won't you feel foolish if we all start to roll up in your yard and you don't have enough dip.

I've got more, but it'll have to wait. Duty calls. (Duty, not doody.)