May 05, 2007 - Msg 52053: Just don't wear that blonde wig to church Romeena.

Why Boo, I don't know what you mean? LOL

Well happy early birthday Tom. We are gonna have you to 75 in no time at this rate. :)


May 05, 2007 - Msg 52054: Wow, two sweeps in a row. I'm gonna spoil you people.


May 05, 2007 - Msg 52055: Gosh, I am so sorry I started that rumor that yesterday was Toms birthday. Doggone it, I always get my May birthdays mixed up. Maybe his birthday is May 25... Dirty me, dirty me. I'm disgusted with myself.
Hey Millie... I got your package yesterday. Thanks. Nice, real nice.
- Hazel

May 05, 2007 - Msg 52056: Now now Hazel. Don't go beatin yerself up inside. It's better safe than sorry.


May 06, 2007 - Msg 52057: Hey Hazel, you were only trying to be thoughtful. I'm sure Tom doesn't mind.

Ray, have you ever been to Spicewood, to Krause Springs? Love that place! I'm not a sausage person so can't relate to the conversation there but can relate about the grocery monopoly. We don't even have an Albertson's in all of Corpus. We used to but the monopoly ran them out of business years ago. We have about 20 HEB's in Corpus and nearby areas, I think...seems like it anyway. We have one that specializes in tortilla making, one that does sushi, etc., etc...

Coffee's finished and time to put on my earrings and get the kids ready for church....wish me luck!


May 06, 2007 - Msg 52058: Leftover Goat BBQ for lunch - any takers? Yum Yum
The only kind of monopoly I know about is the game. . .

Have a great day -

Off to my mama's!


May 06, 2007 - Msg 52059: Yeah, Hazel, now Tom will get double the birthday greetings. That can't be bad.:)

Asa, quit hogging the broom, will you?! ;)

Kai's big dance recital is today. Hope everything goes well. She did great at the dress rehearsal the other day, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. But prayers would also be appreciated.

-Sterling Holobyte

May 06, 2007 - Msg 52060: Good Sabbath Morning my Porch family, wanted to stop by & say Hey before we get our day started here, got the get the RV ready to go out for the upcoming dog shows, hasn't been cleaned up yet this year & restocked. Will be back to read the archives when I take a break. Until then, ya'll have a good day, & Good Luck to Kai!

May 06, 2007 - Msg 52061: Almost forgot, I found the neatest site for birdwatchers, you can even listen to the sounds each bird makes.

May 06, 2007 - Msg 52062: Good Sabbath porchsters. I'm sitting here in front of my computer here at work (groan) and thought I'd check in to say howdy. So howdy!

Welcome aboard, RAY.

Prayers for Kai today, STERLING. I'm sure she'll be extree cute today.

HM: I'll take some BBQ to go with my Mr. Cookie Bar.

ROMEENA: Regarding Sugarplum's difficulty today, at the risk of stating the obvious...I know the day after I do heavy work in the yard I'm moving kinda slow and sore the next day. Maybe all that lap-jumping and toy-chasing just caught up. None of us are spring chickens anymore.

MAVIS: Hey there! Didja ever watch the movie "Best in Show?"

BOO: Well, you're not talking to a jerk, y'know!!!

Have a great Mayberry-like day.


May 06, 2007 - Msg 52063:

Welcome, Ray! I'm in Texas, too -- just north of San Antonio. We've been buying Opa's beef sausage and like it a lot, but I really like Granzin's in New Braunfels. Ever been there?

My friend Michael had surgery a couple days ago and they got all that they could find. He undergoes radiation soon and has another surgery scheduled for this week. Poor guy.. he's really going through some hard times.

An interesting story relating to the tornado in Eagle Pass and Mexico: My DH worked at his boss's house recently, and his boss's daughter (a youth pastor) said that when the tornado hit Eagle Pass and Mexico, she heard a directive saying, "GO THERE." She'd never been called upon by God to do anything like that in her life, but she had to go. With the church's help, she got up 6,000 pounds of new clothing, diapers and sundries and called U-Haul to rent a truck. When U-Haul found out it was going to the tornado victims, they extended her time, free of charge, and gave her a 50% discount on the rental. Just as she was leaving, her 5-year-old daughter came up and asked, "You're going to the tornado place, aren't you, mama?" She replied, "Yes, I am." Her little girl said, "Just take the stuff where it's needed the most." Her mother couldn't believe it. She asked her little girl if the pastor had told her that. Her daughter said, "No, Jesus did." Needless to say, mom was blown away. She drove all the way to Eagle Pass, but wasn't allowed to take the stuff into town. Just then, a sheriff drove up and started questioning her. After hearing her story, he made a phone call and told her Mexico needed the stuff! Badly! They'd had deaths, and there was total destruction. So she headed to the border -- with a police escort! When they got to the border, they were told "No entry!" Just then, the sheriff made a call and wound up getting in touch with an aide to the governor of that state, who instructed the border guards to let them through. They got to the devastated area and distributed all the clothes and other items. One of the first things she saw was a woman rocking a dead baby in the doorway of what was left of her home. She said it was heartbreaking. She's back home now with her family. Looks like she got the stuff to those who needed it the worst, God bless her.

Prayers for all. Hope you're having a great weekend.



May 06, 2007 - Msg 52064: Wow. That's a powerful story, DES. Thank you for sharing it. What if everyone starting doing what the Lord asks, when the Lord asks, without hesitation or excuses?

I wanted to mention to everyone that Andy Griffith is co-starring in the movie "Waitress." It's an indie film that debuted at Sundance in January. It stars Keri Russell (from that show "Felicity") and is rated PG-13. You can read about it on the web. I believe it is now out of video or soon will be. Just thought I'd pass that along for those interested.

See y'all tomorrow.

"I think I'll take a nap...go to Thelma Lou's..."

May 06, 2007 - Msg 52065: This would be a much, much better world with much less suffering, Me-They...

Great testimony, DES. That youth pastor is quite a woman.


May 06, 2007 - Msg 52066:
Welcome newcomers and "old" comers like Mavis and Gizmo and Poor Horatio.
HAZEL- What Rev and Ray and PH and Asa said! ha Also, look on the bottle for "other ingredients!" There is a lot hidden there and usually in small print.
I take a few items from also. Good natural stuff. They also have a daily call-in radio show, not a "canned" ifomericial, but a real show!
BOO- prayers for Sean, but i also read in the paper on Wed that drug companies are now going to add warnings on those kinds of drugs, like zoloft: "may cause suicidal tendencies in teenagers.." Not trying to scare you, but I read it in our paper, so it is something to ask the doctor about real soon.
Prayers continuing today for all the porch.
God bless ya folks!
A few bars from the "Opie and Andy,
batchelors" episode:
Down in the valley, the valley so low, hang your head over, and hear the wind blow. Roses love sunshine, violets love dew, angels in heaven, know I love you. Know I love you dear, know i love you, angels in heaven, know I love you."


May 06, 2007 - Msg 52067: Thanks MDC, the increased risk of suicide is something we have known about since before we put Sean on the meds. His quality of life was so horrible that we decided to use them anyway. We have discussed it at length with his doctors and they tell us that it's possible but highly unlikely in Sean's case. Supposedly the suicidal tendancies occur when the drug is first introduced and someone who has been on it for as long as Sean should be ok. Hope they are right. If you recall, we tried weaning him off the Paxil last summer because of my concerns but it just wasn't possible. Please keep up those prayers and I hope some day soon he will be able to do without it.

Been feeling under the weather a bit today. Had a wierd dizzy spell last night and almost passed out and today I am feeling a little funny, too. I think it might be related to my cardiac arrythmia so I may have to call the doc tomorrow.

Hope you all have a good evening.


May 06, 2007 - Msg 52068: Boo for crying out loud will ya go call the dr! That don't sound good at all! Me-They I have seen that movie "Best in Show" it was so funny & while some of the folks in the dog show world are just like those people, rest assured, most of us are not. Thank goodness. Just took a break from the rv to come in for a few minutes & check the furkids & thought I would check to see who was rockin on the porch, now back to work. Later folks,

May 06, 2007 - Msg 52069: Yep, Mavis, it happened again tonight but not as bad as last night so I am calling the doctor first thing in the morning...I don't like that "going unconscious" feeling! ha. I never saw "Best In Show" but Sean and I did watch The World's Ugliest Dog competition a couple of weeks ago and boy, did we laugh. Those poor little critters were hilarious looking and had some very funny names like "Tator Tot".

Sure hope we didn't have any porch people in the path of those tornados. Hope everyone checks in tomorrow.



May 06, 2007 - Msg 52070: Boo, I hope it is nothing serious.

Kai's recital went off without a hitch today. Thanks for all the well-wishes and prayers. She was so nervous she was shaking before the event, but she went up there, did her two dances, and even smiled during them. Ah, now I can relax. And I thought SHE was nervous!;)

-Sterling Holobyte

May 06, 2007 - Msg 52071: Hi, all. Boo, you know as well as I do that what you're describing is very likely a near-syncopal episode, stemming from an arrhythmia, possibly atrial fib, more likely a run of PVCs - certainly some sort of conduction anomaly. Get thee to a physician! What you have described is just like the episodes I have had in the past, and which are pretty well controlled now on a daily dose of Atenolol - 50mg q a.m. and 25mg q p.m. On that 30-day event monitor I wore, nothing showed up out of the ordinary, really not even any PVCs, which I have had for about twenty years, until starting on the Atenolol.

It's peaceful around here tonight, I gave the grandsons back to their parents this afternoon. Precious little boys, but they sure do turn my old set-in-my-ways routine upside down.

Me-They, I think you're probably right about the Plum overdoing it on Friday night. She was just so excited, having all those ladies here to make a fuss over her, and she milked it for all it was worth. It's my fault, I should never have taken her off the Rimadyl. I guess she's just going to have to stay on it for life, I can't stand seeing her have these spells. I'll be exploring that Ester-C thing, as well, as suggested by Poor Horatio.

Well, my Britcoms are on, so I'm going to crash in that big old bed, without two little boys and their six dozen arms and legs - just me and the Plum. She'll be glad. She was in a bit of a snit last night, had to sleep down at the foot of the bed and wasn't happy about it. Too bad, poor baby had to sleep curled up on a genuine, Chinese silk comforter, brought back from China by my very own self! Tough life she leads. Ha!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52072: Romeena, your education was worth every penny.

I sure wish Millie would check in.

Everybody have a great day, and show the teacher you got some smarts.
- Hazel

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52073: Morning porch family, Hope all is well today. just checking in for a few minutes before I start work. chilly this morning but supposed to warm up and be a nice day. Breakfast will be: muffins, scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, coffee, tea or white or chocolate milk. My kids only have about 2 weeks left of school.. winding down yet another school year!! Anyone heard for Millie? Prayers and blessings to all today. Happy Birthday Tom. My daugther has a birthday this month as well May 16th she will be 13. take care. Big Maude

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52074: Right, Romeena. I was told by a cardiologist when I was pregnant with Erin that I had a conduction problem (which I already knew). I've kind of been waiting for it to cause a real problem. These kind of things run in my family. Dad lives in Atrial Fib, one brother is on the med which you speak of, one has had a cardiac ablation, and his son has Wolf Parkinson-White syndrome and had an ablation at age 18. My sister had chronic tachycardia and takes meds for, I am the youngest and the last to have to be treated. I suspect they will try meds on me but what bothers me is that the only time it happens is when I lie down on my left side. That is how it has always been for years but now all of a sudden, it's worse. I hate to take meds when it only happens when I lay on my left side! Oh well, I guess it is bound to get worse with time anyway. And I just got Sean off of that crazy events monitor! Guess it will be my turn now. Thanks for sharing the advice with me. You're a good friend to have.

Glad Kai's recital went well and that you can both relax Sterling!

Hey Hazel, I have been thinking about Millie, too.

Better go get Erin off to school.


May 07, 2007 - Msg 52075: Didn't see you there Maude. Good morning to ya.


May 07, 2007 - Msg 52076: Good morning to everyone. It's a beautiful day here in Maryland. I hope it is where you are, too. Now, someone please pass me the coffee and a muffin, please...


May 07, 2007 - Msg 52077: Good morning, all. Boo, it sounds like you're on top of your cardiac situation, just need to take the final step and get with a doc who will put you on the med you need. Atenolol doesn't solve the problem completely, it does sort of "restrain" my heart, not letting it kick into high gear on demand sometimes, so a little exertion brings on fatigue, but that can be dealt with. I just have to warm up properly, sort of move into things gently, can't sprint after a grandkid like I used to. Now, I just holler at them a lot! (teehee)

Did I tell you what happened out in the yard with my event monitor? I think I did, but anyway, it's funny, so I'll tell it again. I was working around the pond, the monitor was on a boulder a few feet away, and kept beeping at me because I was too far away - you know that annoying little triplet beep it makes - "be-be-beep". I finally remembered my shorts had a pocket, so stuck it in there so it would shut up. But I kept hearing the beep! Finally realized it was coming from a mockingbird in a nearby tree!! He had heard it, and was imitating it perfectly. Hahaha! Mockingbirds are wonderful. I stood on my driveway a few days ago, for at least five minutes, and listened to one singing in a tree overhead, and I don't think he repeated the same phrase twice during the whole concert. Amazing.

Well, gotta run. I've talked to the Plum's vet, and he said come get her Rimadyl, so off I go. She says hey! --Romeena

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52078: Howdy all -
Guess what I found at my momma's when I was cleaning out the rest of my stored junk. I found another copy of Andy's album Just For Laughs. Now I have one for both hands and I have one for each ear. Ha Ha

My mom and dad's auction is May 19 so I have to get most of my stuff cleared out. I have several antique pieces that I need to put in my house. When I get my bigger house it will be okay but my house now is just too too small for all of those pieces.

I think I am going to get the doghouse moved when I get home from work tonite. Just don't like walking past it.

Went to a small hometown circus yesterday. The tent capacity is 1500. There were jugglers, elephants, camels, horses, dogs, Chinese acrobats, and Spanish trapeze artists. It was great! And a couple of non-scary clowns too!

Well - take care!
Prayers for all who need them and some special ones going up too!


May 07, 2007 - Msg 52079: Where is everyone this afternoon?

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52080: Up at the old Remshaw place. I told them that old man Remshaw said he didn't want anyone to disturb that place and I ain't gonna argue with the dearly departed.


May 07, 2007 - Msg 52081: "I stepped in a closet or somethin'"

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52082: "It must be the lightin'."

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52083: "Any old tramps down there?"

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52084: Well Gang im back!..Cobb EMC took first place in all events but one and second in it!..had a good safe time...hope yall have been eating well..Asa you been behaving?..hey ro,possum,m-t,boo,TOM,Rev,hm,mavis and all...well im here all night at work for the next 2 days...tonight lets grill out hamburgers with baked beans and Big Maude slaw!..Romeena what is the photo site again i seemed to have miss placed it...Millie will you bake us a pie and bring some tea?...back in a bit..SPOT

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52085:
Spot- glad all went well! JJ won the race.
Prayers for all in Kansas tornado path! The pictures from there are really something.
Gas has hit $3 here. 60 bucks to fill my truck. I bet Boo is topping 100 these days. (:
Boo- hopefully you will get the heart checked out. Stress has a lot to do with it , and you have been under a lot. As I think you you know, my a-fib heart keeps gong with Digoxin, Cozaar, and Coumadin.
Sterling, glad all went well with Kai. When ever i have to speak before a goup I recite from 1 Timothy, "He does Not give us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love and self-control. Calms me right down.
Hang in there gang!
What Me-they, no moulage? ha

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52086: Me-They is a 'moulage' all by himself!!!

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52087: Hey MDC, I am going to see a cardiologist. Here's the part you won't believe. Bruce saw his doctor today because of his chest pain and he also told me that he had been having some dizziness and more chest pain that he had admitted to me originally, so his doctor is making him see a cardiologist tomorrow. Turns out his blood pressure is up, too and he started him on blood pressure medicine. We both seem to be falling apart at the seams this week. Stress is killing us both. I had forgotten about your a-fib. Glad it's under control. As far as gas prices, yep, it costs around 100 to fill my surburban. I would get rid of it if it wasn't paid for. I am still wanting one of those Toyota vans like Me-They bought. Can't see taking on a car payment until I have to, though, at least until the house is built.

Ro, I am trying to go back through the archives and find that post about Sugarplum but it isn't as easy as I thought it would be. I'll keep trying.

Funny about the old Andy album, Homemaker! Maybe you can sell it on Ebay.

Going to go watch the news. They are supposed to do a report on what is happening to the bees.


May 07, 2007 - Msg 52088:
Hello porch family....Back home from my Florida trip. We had some great services. Thank God!

Prayers for the folks in Kansas. May the Lord give them strength and peace.

Welcome back Spot....Missed you brother. Glad you had a good time.

P-H...I have a 32' Class C with a super slide pulling a 12' trailer for sound system. Total it's about 48' long.

Boo...funny you mentioned the HEB stores. I had never heard of that chain until I was in south Texas. Now I use them everytime I come out there.

Well gotta go for now. See ya'll later tonight. Tell someone about Jesus today.
Prayers for all.

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52089: The Remshaw ept is on!...Burgers are done...dress yall one up good and lets eat!..pass the baked beans....Big Maude you do put together some good slaw! gona top my burger with some!..My Braves come on in just a bit!..doing good this year..prayers for Kansas...we sure need some more rain in Georgia..HM did I miss a goat bbq while i was gone?..hey sterling,des,mavis...well back to andy....SPOT

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52090: Hey Y'all. Please keep my daughter's best friend(since kindergarten) & husband in your prayers. They lost a baby girl last night at 6 months in utero. She lived a few short hours- poor little thing was only about one pound. They wanted this baby very much-took fertility drugs and was initially expecting triplets. They thought this one would make it. So sad.My daughter is really hurting for them. Their names are Kim & Mike. Good young couple. Thanks friends.
possum under a rock

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52091: Interesting story about the HEB stores, REV. The chain was founded by Howard E. Butt (don't blame me, that was the man's name!) way back yonder. He was a Christian man, did a lot of philanthropic work, founded the HEB ranch up in Horsecollar Canyon on the Frio River in the hill country. It's used as a camp for underprivileged and handicapped kids, and is a very beautiful place. The old man would never allow liquor or beer to be sold in the HEB stores, and proved that a big grocery business could be built and grown without the benefit of alcohol sales. Well, when the old man passed on, his family decided he didn't know what he was talking about, so introduced beer sales and wine too, I think, into the stores. Too bad. They are nice stores, though, usually clean and with a good meat and produce section.

Mercy, REV! I'm glad I don't have to drive that thing. I think other drivers would be glad, too, if they only knew. I would imagine parking it is a trip and a half. I'd have to choose drive-thru parking only, I'd never be able to back the thing up. I can't back up my little plant-tote coaster wagon without hitting something.

Boo, don't sweat finding that reference to the Plum's ailments. You've got enough on your plate without that. I'm glad you and Bruce are doing the right thing about seeing the doctor. Both of you are under way yonder too much stress right now. I don't know how you're going to extricate yourselves from it at this point, but something has to give. It may mean just adopting a different attitude toward things, but that's easier said than done, I know.

OK, I have to ask. Has anyone heard from Millie?

Sugarplum is a little better this evening after getting a full dose of Rimadyl on board. I think she'll be okay by tomorrow, and her dumb mama will not be trying to get her off of the Rimadyl again. Poor little thing. She says hey! --Romeena

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52092: Awww, Possum, that's too sad about the young couple losing the baby. I see that at least once a week at work, and it's always painful. In fact, a few of us crochet tiny blankets and hats for the little preemies. The parents need and want to see their baby, and they look so pitiful in the regular hospital hat and blanket, always waaaay too big. So we make some that fit, and look a bit better, and it's something the parents can keep. Prayers for that young couple, certainly. --Romeena

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52093:

Praying for your daughter's friends, Possum. I'm so sorry to hear about the baby.

I'm glad the Plum's feeling better now, Ro. It hurts so much to see them in discomfort.

Boo, I have you and Bruce in my prayers. I'm sorry for all the stress you're facing right now.



May 07, 2007 - Msg 52094: Well! I just noticed that a complete box set, all eight seasons, PLUS THE PILOT and the "Return to Mayberry" movie is being made available. Price is right, too! I think that's great, but I already have all eight seasons, ordered them as they came out. Silly me. Now I've got all these loose DVDs rattling around, and no pilot and no movie. I sure do hope they release the pilot and movie as a separate order. Floyd, if you're lurking, do you have any word on this? --Romeena

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52095: Still feel I am new here, but lets all say a prayer tonight for Millie. 'When two more are garthered....etc.' Say, 10 PM CST.

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52096: To Boo Msg 52087, it shouldn't be that hard to find those specific archives that you are looking for. If you are using Internet Explorer, on the Front Porch archives page, the blue links are the ones you have not visited recently and the purple links are the links that you have visited recently. When you open one of those purple links, just search for SUGARPLUM and read only those postings. That should speed your search up quite a bit.

To possum under a rock Msg 52090, my sympathies go out to your friends who lost the baby.

To Rev Msg 52088, that's a lot of RV you are hauling. With all that space, I bet you have most of the comforts of home.

from Poor Horatio

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52097: Good idea ray...prayers for Kim and Mike...MILLIE!..snack time...a half of a grilled cheese sandwich and some tomato soup...Romeena what is the photo album site again?..we need to send updated pics!..if your still in business...SPOT

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52098: Will be on my knees at the time...we can include prayers for all....the better for His attention.

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52099:
Well I'm back checking in on the porch family.

Spot...just finished watching our Braves lose tonight. Have to wait and see what the Mets do now.

Possum....Prayers for Kim and Mike. That is so sad.

Ro...thanks for the HEB history. They are really nice stores.
As for driving the motorhome, it's really not bad. You just have to be careful when you pull into smaller lots. And as for backing, as long as you keep the trailer in your side view mirrors, it backs fine. You get use to it.
P-H...yes it's like a home away from home. When you're in it as much as I am, you need the room to be able to relax.

Ya'll I want to share a little story about a song on my upcoming cd. I had written all the songs for this new project and was ready to go into the studio but the Lord just kept impressing on my heart about a story of "giving your all". Well right before I went into the studio I sat down and wrote a song about a little girl hearing her dad tell the story of the widows mite and how that pleased the Lord because it was all she had to give. Well the next Sunday morning this little girl, remembering that story, took her favorite doll to church and placed it in the offering plate. And of course it goes on to tell of her giving her all just like the widow in the Bible. Then the last chorus tells the story of God giving His all for us through Jesus on the cross.
I share this story of the song with you all because that's the way I feel when these prayer request are brought before us on the porch. When we go to the Lord in prayer on behalf of our dear friends here, I truely believe God sees it as giving into the Kingdom.
So yes Ray...count me in on the prayer time tonight for our dear friend Millie.

Everyone have a wonderful night and remember Jesus loves us so much.

May 07, 2007 - Msg 52100: I agree, Rev. I have been made more aware lately of the precious gift prayer is, when we give and when we receive it. Thanks for that encouragement.

Thank you Ray, for your call to prayer. I am a bit late but will pray all the same. Prayers for Kim and Mike, as well.

Thanks PH for that suggestion of yours. I will try that.

Thanks for those prayers for Bruce and me. I have been feeling ok myself. I will be going with Bruce in the morning to find out what tests they will do on him. He is ready to do whatever he needs to. He had an "interesting" experience on Saturday that has really made him think. He took Erin (our 5 yr old) to the park and then when they left, Erin asked him if they could go see Bruce's dad (Bruce's dad is buried at the cemetary). Very strange that she should ask because we have never taken her there before. Bruce took her and showed her his dad's grave and had a talk with her about how Grandpa is with Jesus. When they got back to the car, Erin told Bruce, "I don't want you to die yet, Dad", so they said a prayer that God would allow Daddy to live a long life. Well, now he is really thinking about that and is determined to do whatever he needs to do to stay alive. I have been doing some thinking about it, too. Since we are "old" parents of young children I think this is all a "wake-up call". Pray that we will have the wisdom and be able to persevere in doing what we need to do to improve our health, please.

Have a peaceful evening,


May 07, 2007 - Msg 52101:
Boo...You can be assured that I will be praying for you and Bruce. Sometimes it takes those little ones to wake us up.

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52102: Morning porch...Breakfast menu:as many eggs your way you can eat!,country ham,bacon,grits,hashbrowns,flapjacks with maple syurp,bisquits with milk gravy,strawberrys,fried apple rings,coffee,milk,oj,h20 and a tear from my roll of paper towels!..prayers to all in need...back at 2 pm here at work...SPOT

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52103: Sounds great Spot. Hope you got a full chicken cause I'm starving. Good job at the rodeo.

Prayers for Millie, Boo, Bruce, Kim and Mike and any and all who need them.

That's a wonderful story Rev. You're in tune with the Spirit and acting on the still small voice. Good on ya.

Glad Sugarplum is feeling better Ro, and your story about the mockingbird was hilarious.


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52104: I heard that Millie is a big fan of KFC - maybe we could send her a bucket from the colonel!


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52105: Save some breakfast for me Spot - I love country ham!

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52106: Morning folks, thanks for breakfast SPOT. Man wht a buffett!! beautiful morning here today, chilly again but sunny. Loved your story about the mockingbird Romeena. Hope Plum is doing okay.
Anyone heard anything from Millie? I will treat is to lunch today KFC in honor of Millie. Prayers to all today, specially Millie and her family. Big Maude

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52107: Wanted to tell you that I have really been feeling those prayers. Things feel better today, hard to explain but the stress just seems to have lifted. Thanks to my faithful friends!

Have to go take Erin to school and then to Bruce's dr's appointment. I will let you know how it goes.


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52108: Continued prayers for Millie Dear and her family.


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52109: Good morning everyone. It's another beautiful day here.

Prayers for BOO and her family, POSSUM's friends, little SUGARPLUM, and of course MILLIE. Has anyone heard from her?

I know how you and Bruce feel, BOO, about being older parents with young kids. I'm in the same boat. It's funny, but sometimes it makes you feel real young and other times real old, if you know what I mean. I'm sure things will be okay at teh doctor today.

Nice story, REV. What's your website again?

If we're going to KFC, I"ll take the extra cripsy, please, with a side of mashed potatoes.


And, I am not a moulage! I just play one on tv.

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52110: Heartfelt prayers for Millie and her loved ones. They have been blessed beyond compare with love and salvation through Christ Jesus.

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52111: Amen.

Me-They, I know exactly what you mean...sometimes young, sometimes old (mostly old). What helps is that most of your friends who are our age have young ones, too, but every now and then I realize that other folks our age are already grandparents or have grown children...THAT makes me feel old. You know, one of my best friends is 43 and has 4 kids ages 10, 8, 4, and 1. His wife is considering having one more. Wow, that's gotta be a challenge.


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52112: that's supposed to be "most of OUR friends"...I don't know about your friends, of course. ha


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52113: Old? My younger brother has a daughter in college.


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52114: Goodness, it's been busy here over the last few days. Prayers for Millie and family, Boo & family, Kim & Mike, Dež' friend Michael, and all the other human and furkid porchsters alike. Sorry to hear about Banjo, homemaker.

M-T: Glad your young'uns are all doing well, and that all the big stuff is done on your kitchen. Prayers for the Lord's guidance with the choices you and your wife make regarding her employment.

Way to go, Cobb EMC!

Prayers for all the folks devastated by the tornadoes and flooding in our nation. Looks like a daunting task to rebuild.

Ya'll have a great day!

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52115: Rev's website is, M-T.


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52116: Hey fellas... daphne here. i'm so jealous about the 2 records you scored homemaker! can i have one? :-)

i have a crosley record player that gets used daily. i landed a 6-record boxed set of the kingston trio for $1 a couple of weeks ago. that was my little gold mine, as it was in perfect condition.

did you guys hear the latest about andy? go here:

so how many folks in here are from texas? me, romeena, boo, ray... anyone else?

i hope everyone is doing well today and in good spirits.

may God bless you all immensely.

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52117: Thanks AFD the young guns done good at the rodeo..hey everyone I will be back with supper in just a bit...busy,busy here at work...will read in just a bit...SPOT

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52118:
Hello porch family....Pray you all are having a great day.

Thanks AFD for giving M-T the website.

Daphine...I think DES is also from Tx.

Boo...waiting to hear your report on Bruce. Praying!

Prayers for all and I'll check back later.

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52119: Good afternoon, folks. Just got home from a run over to city hall, where early voting for a local election was going on. Glad to have that done, voting on election day can take a very long time.

Somebody asked for the photo album address - Spot, was it you? Anyway, it's romeena dot my photo album dot com. Run it all together and you'll get there.

I sure do wish someone would check in on behalf of Millie. Anybody heard anything?

Well, gotta run. Pond filter is clogged again (drat that algae!) and I need to catch a nap so I can work all night. I'll see you folks later. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52120: Hello, my friends. Sorry it's been so long, and I didn't mean to worry y'all. I have good days and bad days, but the last couple of days were worse. I know I seem positive and happy here, but the fact is, I was just really sad. I guess all those prayers worked(again) because today is much better. Just very tired from the radiation.
Boo, I hope it went well at the dr, let us know.
The hospital bed was delivered today, so I need to go "supervise" while my hubby and brother put it together.....I'll be back later.
Love and thanks to all,

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52121: Hey Millie, are you sure you trust your husband and brother to put that bed together? I'm glad you are supervising. Glad things are going better today. We will all continue to pray that you will have more good days than bad ones. Still praying for your family, too.

Bruce's dr's visit went well. He thinks that Bruce's symptoms are caused from the high blood pressure but he is going to give him the appropriate tests anyway. Will let you know how it all turns out.

Have to go get ready for bible study at the drug rehab. Love to all,


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52122: Thanks Ro,hey dap,and are missed MIillie!glad this is a better day....we was worried about you...dont work to hard tonight Romeena...i will be hanging in here all night also....supper will be pot roast,red potatoes,carrots,green beans,rolls and big maude slaw...sweet tea...Millie Asa and I will hop in the truck and bring you a plate..SPOT

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52123: Just leaving to go home for the day (5:35 est) and wanted to drop by for a minute. Good to hear from you Millie, been thinking about ya and praying for you and your family. see you all at supper. POT ROAST YUM YUM thanks SPOT. Prayers to all tonight. Big Maude

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52124: I'm glad you checked in, Millie. Do you want me to come over an install a lamp above the bed? I'll bring my hammer.
- Hazel

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52125: Hazel with a hammer ! ! out Mil!..SPOT

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52126: Oh dear, Hazel and a hammer indeed. I'll bring the asprin.
Good to hear from you Millie. Pray your spirits are lifted.


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52127: Thanks, guys, good to be back. The bed is done except for the side rails. Hazel, you come right over with yer hammer, I'm not afraid. Thanks for the pot roast, Spot, you're a good dog to have around.

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52128: Whew - Hazel with a hammer - sure to be bang up good time. I am sure Asa could supervise - he does have that fancy toolbelt and that super hair do! Those two together - worse than a goat loaded with di-no-mite!


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52129: Glad to see you Millie - did you get your KFC? I know it's your fav! Ha Ha


May 08, 2007 - Msg 52130:
Millie....So glad you checked in and having a better day.

Spot...supper sounds good.

Boo...that's good news on Bruce. Prayers for you as you minister at the rehab tonight.

Hazel....hammer?....Let's pray!

Ro...don't work too hard.

Well I'm gonna get back to the Braves. Prayers for all.

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52131: Thank you all for the prayers. I wanted to do something for Kim & Mike- wasn't really anything I COULD do though. All I knew was to ask for prayers. Kim is home and according to my daughter the doctors must have her on some kind of meds. Everything at this point is "fine." I told my daughter just to be there for her because it's gonna hit and it's gonna hurt.Please continue with the prayers. Love y'all.
Millie,I'm hoping tomorrow is a good day for you. Sending peace & love your way .
By the way,what's that banging sound I hear? Hazel? hammer? YIKES!!
possum under a rock

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52132:
Exactillioso Boo! You and Bruce are the cats!
Prayers for all! Thanks for your thoughts also Ray, for Mil.
Racing at DARLINGton SC this week! Gee, ya think I'll be watching? ha Gotta go.
Mr DARLIN's Cuz (:

PS: Colt says hey.

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52133:
Where's Tom? He hadn't been around in a couple days. APB for Tom!

MDC...yep, the NASCAR boys come here to SC this weekend. (a.k.a. "The Lady in Black" track)

Listen.....I just heard a loud scream. I think it had something to do with Hazel and a hammer.

Everyone sleep good and know that I'm praying for you folks.

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52134: Just me ... Charlotte... checking in. I never thought I'd be absent from the porch this long. Life just gets too busy. Glad to hear from you, Millie. Great to see ya'll are here chit chattin' on without me.
Take care porchsters!
Charlotte Tucker

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52135: Thanks Asa and Me-They for keeping the APBs out for me. Me-They, I hope I haven't intimidated you (or anyone else). Every time you think of me is after someone has committed a typing or grammatical error!!
: ) Charlotte

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52136: Rev, I was referring to a TAGS ep, when I mentioned that about the hammer. Trying to cheer Millie up. I guess I just assume that since this is a TAGS site, that everyone knows the eps by heart as much as I do.
- Hazel

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52137: ATTENTION!...Hazel "TURN AROUND AND DROP THE HAMMER"...Slow....hee hee watch out for my tail!..Hey Charlott our friend!..Cant wait for the race Rev! off on weekends this months so what could be better Church and a good race!..MDC good to see ya in there..Romeena you at work yet?..snack time..cold pot roast sandwiches with lots of mayo!...watching ladder 49..[movie]..back in a bit gang..finally slowed down here at work....

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52138: Hey Spot, pass me a sammich, hold the mayo! I've got some poundcake, too, got milk?

May 08, 2007 - Msg 52139: Sure Millie!..I love that pound mayo?..mustard?.got plenty of mayfield whole cold milk!..SPOT

May 09, 2007 - Msg 52140: BREAKFAST TIME!..Waffle house on me!..for me [if yall get there before me order for me] ham,2 eggs over med,hashbrowns scatered smothered covered and chunked,grits,toast with grape jelly!coffee and oj...will eat and be back at work at 2pm till 10 tonight then off till next wed!Millie M-T and I will bring you a breakfast plate!..ya I got to thinking Millie had some pound cake last night Hazel had a Hammer...hum..."Pound Cake"?...o-well...I will say the prayer...ok let me get these comp. and radar starting to shut down...SPOT

May 09, 2007 - Msg 52141: Yes, Spot, I thought that was how you made pound cake... with a hammer. Hmmmm. I think I should have cleaned my hammer first, a little dirt got in the cake. Sorry, Millie, I was just trying to help you make the cake. Next time I'll just work on your vacume cleaner; I noticed the toggle switch is stuck.
- Hazel

May 09, 2007 - Msg 52142: As we say here in the sticks Hazel - a little dirt never hurt anyone! How did your cookies do in the cookie bake-off?

Been a busy week - winding down at school with lots of meetings! YUCK
Getting goats ready for a fair in July - lot a work ahead of me there!

Take care - catch ya'll later. . .


May 09, 2007 - Msg 52143: I took "sixth", Homemaker. Although I later found out that my daughter, who works at the same place I do, encouraged her co-workers to vote for me, so I may have unknowingly participated in a "fixed cookie" contest. At least I didn't come in first. I never would have forgiven myself... There were 39 entries.
- Hazel

May 09, 2007 - Msg 52144: Good morning family, hope all is well today. good to see everyone today and thanks fo rbreakfast SPOT. Lunch will at my place today: grilled cheese, homemade soup, chips. little debbie cakes and sweet tea or kool aid to drink.
Hazel, maybe you should enter a pickle contest...
just a thought. Prayers to everyone today and an extra dose to Millie and her family. Big Maude

May 09, 2007 - Msg 52145: Boy oh boy, a fixed cookie contest. I think I've heard just about everything now Hazel. I guess we are gonna need the bunko squad take a closer look at this.
Thanks for thr breakfast Spot, and for lunch later on Maude. What kinda soup you doing? It don't matter but I do happen to have this low blood sugar situation, and if the clock in my stomach goes off before your soup is done I get a headache and then I'm no ggod to anyone. :)

Homemaker, how's the family doing? Is everyone adjusting?

Great to see you Charlotte Tucker. Dang, don't be gone so long next time.

Millie, what's the story with you and KFC? I've heard hm talk about it several times now. What gives?

Boo, did you go see a Doctor about yourself? I hope you did. If you pass out I won't know what to loosen.

Hey to Possum and Rev and Me-They and everyone else out there.
Let's make it a great day.


May 09, 2007 - Msg 52146: Well Hazel, at least your cookies didn't taste like Kerosene.


May 09, 2007 - Msg 52147: Ha! Funny, Asa. I don't have my appointment date with the cardiologist yet but I should have it today. I have been feeling pretty good, though so no need to "loosen" anything at this point.


May 09, 2007 - Msg 52148: Well, Asa, it's like this.....The other night at Sarah's I was telling about how I was once an aide to John Warner and his then wife, Elizabeth Taylor. One of my jobs was to stock their fridge here in Richmond when they came to town. And what I had to get for her was KFC. It was funny, because a few months later it was all over the news how she choked on a chicken bone, eating fried chicken. You may remember John Belushi did a parody of it on SNL(she was quite large at the time). Anyway, that's my KFC story. And my "brush with greatness" story. Hope you liked it.