May 11, 2007 - Msg 52243: Just in case you didn't hear me the first time.

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52244: Can you believe that I swept with that? Well, I better clean the corners, too, or I'll never be able to get my mind on anything else today...


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52245: You did a fine job of cleaning - my parents raised chickens too. My grandparents owned a hatchery (long before my time) so it was in my mom's blood. We had about 50 chickens that went into the freezer for winter. I am never gonna raise chickens for that - yuck, plucking chicken smell is the worst!


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52246: I wasn't involved in the plucking and cleaning, thankfully. And I could never bring myself to chop heads. Ours were raised for laying, though 10 or so usually "retired" to the freezer each year.


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52247: HM: A question, I believe I remember that my mom submerged the chickens in ice cold water to pluck them. Does that sound right? If so, why? I guess I could call mom.


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52248: Oh, and my wife's sister and brother-in-law live in Delware and have five large chicken houses, each housing, like, 20,000 chickens or something ridiculous like that. Those chickens never see the light of day. They are delivered to the house while young, fed and watered (and medicated) automatically, then (I think) eight months later the processor (who actually "owns" the chickens) comes and takes them for slaughtering. Then, a company with front-end loaders comes and cleans out the houses. The family has to oversee and maintain the equipment and periodically check for dead or sick chickens (usually a walk-through once a day). I tease them that they are basically chicken landlords. Farming chickens has come a long way. One thing that hasn't changed, though: black flies.


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52249: Good Morning, All.I've enjoyed your memories. I'm the same age as TAGS. Boo,we also got colored chicks from the feed store. ON Saturdays we received a Quarter for an allowance,we could buy a bottle of pop,a candy bar and a pack of gum .Remember the Mc Donalds deal a Hamburger fries and a drink and change back from your dollar? On Sunday afternoons we would walk the railroad tracks to the tressle bridge,it was so scarey to cross. we rode bikes all over town. we would sit for hours and listen to KIOA am on a red ball radio on a chain. My grandma used to get milk and meat delivered and she had a willow tree we would play Tarzan. Do any of you remember a candy bar called a Seven Up bar it was in 7 section each piece was a different flavor,nougut,coconut,cream,jelly,nut,chocolate,and maple.It was like getting a box of chocolates,which is something I still love.Just call me Forrest Gump. I still enjoy listening to the Eagles,Fleetwood Mac and the Doobie Brothers. To all of you who are reading the James Herriot books WE named our youngest son Tristan . Also for those of you with small kids there are chidrens books by James Herriot. My boys loved them growing up . Millie ,hope its a good day for you and everyone else,too. Dr p

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52250: Good Morning, Dr p!

That doesn't sound like too much of a life for them chickens, Me-They. Kinda sad.
Although I must say, speaking of chickens, that we have a restaurant here called Culver's that has the absolute best chicken tenders. Because, unlike ones from McDonalds and even sit-down restaurants like Applebees, the chicken actually IS tender. Practically melts in your mouth. I can't get enough of them.
Hearing about those chicken houses kinda tarnishes my feelings on that now(thanks a lot, Me-They). But they are still good.

-Sterling Holobyte

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52251: I feel the same way, STERLING, but that didn't stop me from going to Chick-fil-A for lunch yesterday (yum!).

DR. P: My grandmother had a willow tree next to a deep ditch. We'd swing from one side to the other until somebody would yell at us for breaking all teh branches off the tree. I still listen to those groups, too.


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52252: here is a candies stor.
you can fine all the candy from the 50 -70 there.


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52253: M-T, the chickens are dipped in scalding water to loosen the feathers. Then they are plucked out. That is where the smell comes in - gross!

I remember a coconut candy bar that had several different layers.

We also had a "huckster" that drove through the rural roads and delivered groceries to us. He always treated us to a Tootsie Roll. It was kind a like a Mr. Haney.

Enough memories for now. . .


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52254: Ouch.

hm, is that like wet dog smell?

-Sterling Holobyte

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52255: Oh, that 'ouch' was referring to dipping the chickens in scalding water. I mean, I know they are probably(hopefully) dead by then, but still.

-Sterling Holobyte

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52256: I imagine that does smart more than your foot falling asleep (I wonder what causes that?).


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52257: Yes Sterling - the chickens are quite dead - momma always cut off their head first. Awwww farm life! Oh and the smell is WORSE than a wet dog smell! And I mean NASTY!

Our last doe to kid finally delivered with us at least one little baby tonite. Yeah! And we are getting ready for the spring music show. My oldest is dressed in his western garb and he looks mighty fine!

TTFN (ta ta for now) as Tigger would say!


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52258: Oh homemaker, I didn't mean to imply that your parents just dropped live chickens into pots of boiling water. I'm sure they were humane. Well, as humane as you can get chopping a chicken's head off. ;)
I was wondering more about those large chicken processing plants. You know how they like to cut corners.

-Sterling Holobyte

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52259: Good grief, Sterling! I don't even want to think about that! Gruesome!

My grandparents used to raise rabbits for the table, and my mother would tell of the day when my grandfather's axe didn't quite hit the mark, and the rabbit screamed like a baby. She said my grandpa quickly finished it off, then dropped it in the incinerator and came in the house. He told my grandmother to plan something else for dinner, he wasn't about to eat that rabbit. The next day he sold all of his rabbits or gave them away or something, but they never ate rabbit again. I'll guarantee you, I'd never have eaten it in the first place. I'll eat almost anything, but not something that's adorable and twitches its nose at me. I had pet rabbits and can't imagine ever eating one. Sorry, homemaker, but I'd have a problem with the goats, too. Those kids are just too cute! --Romeena

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52260: I took the Plum to the oncologist today. He could find no sign of a primary tumor just by physical exam, so wants to do another ultrasound, some sophisticated blood work, and a chest x-ray. However, before doing all of that, he wants to have the pathology re-done. He's having the tumors re-cut for exam, and having the cuts sent to another lab. The slides were read and re-read within the same lab, and he wants another one, at the University of Illinois, to read them. I agree. There's a slight possibility that she didn't have adenocarcinoma, which could only be metastatic (secondary) in the spleen. If it's another kind of cancer, it could possibly have been a primary tumor, in which case there's a good possibility that it was all removed in her surgery. That would be the best of all outcomes.

If the re-read doesn't tell us what we hope to hear - if it confirms the adenocarcinoma - then we will do the other things to try to locate the primary. If it's operable, we'll do it, and hope there's no other spread. If it's not, and there is a treatment option that has a good chance of success without too much misery for her, we'll do it. If not, then we'll just do whatever makes her comfortable and enjoy her while we can. Right now, she's feeling good. She's moving well today, has a good appetite and reasonable energy for a furkid of her age. If we can just keep her like this, all will be well.

Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes for my little baby dog. You know how much I love her. --Romeena

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52261: Evenin' Y'all! Yeah Boo,I had Malibu Barbie and pretty much every Barbie that came along! Even had a Cher and a Dolly Parton doll! (And yes,Dolly was anatomically correct!). Did you have the Ken with the fuzzy stick-on sideburns,mustaches,& beards? Oh,and that Skipper doll! I think it was called Growing Up Skipper. You'd rotate her arm and her waist would get longer and her "upper frontals" would pop out! I am not kidding!Ha! I can see her now! Wish I still had those dolls-don't know whatever happened to them.
Boo,it's a wonder that all of us didn't produce 3 headed kid- we all cut our teeth on crib rails with lead paint!
Ro & Ray,I loved being a teen in the 70's but I sure would've liked to grow up in your decade.I made my debut however in '59!
Dr. Pendyke,I've heard of the Seven Up candy bars but don't think we had them around here. Do y'all remember the wax harmonicas? They were orange. You could play them and then eat (well,chew them)them later! I'll have to think of some more stuff.
Remember this 70's song-if I can spell it,it started like this: "ooga shaka,ooga shaka" Hooked On A Feeling was the name of it. Sounded like a bunch of chanting cavemen there at the beginning!
Y'all have a good night!
P.S. Good luck Warren! Don't be a stranger-get back to the Porch when you can,ok?
possum under a rock

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52262: Oops! Put an "s" on those 3 headed kids!

possum again

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52263: OK gang im gona go there any supper left over?....sorry I have been busy...SPOT

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52264: I had a Malibu Barbie too and my momma hand knitted her an evening gown/wedding dress. I thought long and hard about putting her on the auction my parents are having but I have decided to keep her because of the dress. I am selling my dollhouse (a 1970's metal version complete with all of the good ol plastic furniture that it came with. My husband was very happy about that.

The Hooked on a Feeling song you are talking about was recorded by BJ Thomas. Loved that song - do you remember Spiders and Snakes?

Have a great evening - it is time for me to hit the hay! Hazel - can I borrow that hammer!?


May 11, 2007 - Msg 52265:
For Asa- "I just gotta get a message to you"
For HM- "...take a chance on me.."
Early 60's were great for me. I was 12-13 when that decade hit, loved the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, etc. After all, in Phoenix, we had plenty of "beach" (translated: sand) but no ocean! ha
Also, I actually liked the girl group songs, like Bobby's Girl, It's my party etc.
I mentioned this before, but my dad would flip the car keys under the metal dashboard on our 56 ford, or sometimes just left them in the key slot!
Car was always there the next morning!
Any one remember Cuuckles candy, a gummy type candy.?
Has any one seen the movie "Waitress"? I hear that Andy griffith is in it.
Have a wsuper weekend and Mothers day to all the moms! God bless ya!
"Oh you're a clown, you are. Why dont ya put a red light on your nose and join the circus!"

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52266: Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms on the porch!
You're the cats! :)

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52267: Homemaker,I'd forgotten that BJ Thomas did that song.He did a nice job with it,but some group (it's gonna drive me crazy until I think of their name-) did a remake of it with that "ooga shaka" junk at the beginning. I had the 45 record(way before CD's!) of "Spiders & Snakes"-that was Jim Stafford. I had one of those metal doll houses-amazing you kept yours and the furniture all this time!
Well,it's getting late for me-guess I'll hit the ironing board. Good night all and sweet dreams.
possum under a rock
P.S. Yep,the doll I mentioned earlier is called Growing Up Skipper. Google it & you'll see what I was talking about!

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52268: Whack! Whack! That was me hitting the ironing board with Hazel's hammer- nice throw,homemaker!
possum again

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52269:
Hello porch family.

Ro...I pray that the new test bring great news for Plum.

HM...You're right, the wet chicken in hot water was NASTY. My grandmother used to make me help pluck the feathers.

Possum...I had many of the wax harmonicas.
HM...the version of Hooked On A Feeling that possum is talking about was done by a group I think named "Blue Suede". BJ Thomas recorded a version but he didn't have the same oppening that possum spoke of. I liked BJ's version best. And yep, I remember "Spiders and Snakes" by Jim Stafford also.

MDC...I like the 60's music also. Never heard of the Cuuckles candy. That's a new one for me.

Possum...what month in 59? I made my grand entrance June 59.

Prayers for all the porch family.

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52270:
Hey possum....didn't know you were still rocking there in your chair.

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52271:
Hey Folks

There, I gave myself a one month time-out. I'll play nice from now on, promise! Even if some nut derides or ridicules the U.S.of A. ya'll will not hear a peep from me, nope!

With all this talk about the 70's I feel that I must say....

"Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother,
you're stayin' alive, stayin' alive... Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive, stayin' alive."

I was 9-19 during the post-hippie era. I think my birthday, October 3rd 1960, was the same day that TAGS premiered. Does anyone know if that is accurate? I have seen a couple of conflicting dates of TAGS first show. "The Dick Van Dyke Show" premiered on my 1st birthday in '61. My musical interests then were David Bowie, Talking Heads, Mott the Hopple and Johnny Cash. Our little gang played hockey every chance we got, street hockey, ice hockey, pond hockey.

Ro & Ray Loved reading your reminisces and welcome Ray!

Ro-I want to second the Rev's prayers for Plum.

Rev-I think your correct about Blue Suede.

And we can't forget about the Bay City Rollers...
"S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y-NIGHT, S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y-NIGHT" ....just maybe the bottom of the musical barrel.

Well, I'm gonna read a few more archives than hit the hay.

God Bless,

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52272: Honestly! The garbage you people listened to, and called it music. Why, in my day, we had the likes of The Big Bopper, (Hey, baaaby), and we had Wolfman Jack for a DJ. Now, how's that for class?

Welcome back, auh20. You've been missed, friend. I, too, have been trying very hard to play nice. It really is more fun that way. --Romeena

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52273: Oops, sorry, I was so eager to welcome you back, auh20, that I forgot my customary bolding. --Romeena

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52274:
auh2o....Oct.3 is my daughters birthday....of course different year...1988. Good to see ya!

Ro.... we had Wolfman Jack in our day (70's) also (Midnight Special show on Saturday nights) we had some class too. By the way, I think that show came on at midnight.heehee.

You 70's you remember the Raspberries? And I'm not talking about the kind you pick off a bush. They had songs like, "Let's Pretend", "Go All The Way", "Tonight", etc..

Well it getting late so I better get some sleep. Prayers for all and remember that no matter the situation, God is always with us. He loves us!

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52275: Hey, welcome home, Auh2o!! You were missed!

Dr. P, I remember those 7up candy bars, for sure. Did you ever try the 7up popscicles?

Forgot about that skipper doll, Possum. I did have a metal dollhouse. Fell on it a few times and cut myself up. How did kids survive in those days?

Thought of you guys tonight when I was walking along the waterfront in downtown Corpus Christi. It was a beautiful night and thought about how you would all have enjoyed it. It's a very clean city and the sea wall is really nice. They used to call it "The Sparkling City By the Sea"...but, actually it is on the Gulf of Mexico...

Hope you all have a peaceful sleep!


May 12, 2007 - Msg 52276: It's so nice to be with you
I love all the things you say and do
And it's so nice to hear you say
You're gonna love me anyway
(how's that Rev)

WELCOME HOME AUH20!!! Glad you're back with us friend. And if you don't stand up when someone is bad mouthing us I'm gonna throw a leg a lamb at ya! :)

I have high hopes for Sugarplum Romeena. Them prayers are still coming. We had a local station here back in the 70's who had Wolfman Jack do a show on Sunday nights. Then of course we heard Casey Casam (not sure on the spelling) every Saturday doing the national top 10 countdown.
One of my favorite songs from the 60's was this one
You're just to good to be true
Can't take my eyes off of you
You'd be like heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I'm alive
You're too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off of you


May 12, 2007 - Msg 52277: Dang, you're old Asa. heehee


May 12, 2007 - Msg 52278: Did you know that shelled peanuts were number 24 on the list of the 35 most consumed foods in the U.S. in 1976, with a 6.8 pound per capita?

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52279: You know I'm just kidding, Toolman. You can still shake it, least that's what I saw down at the Gigolo Club in Yancey (especially when they put on Donna Summers)...haha


May 12, 2007 - Msg 52280: Who dropped in with that peanut commercial?


May 12, 2007 - Msg 52281: ha haaa... that was me, daph. i'm only now catching up on the last 2 pages and everyone is reminiscing about the 70's. that statement was the first thing that popped into my mind about the 70's. (?) i was born in '73, so i don't have a big recollection of the 70's... i consider myself more of an 80's child/teen, since that's what i remember most. we grew up on a dirt road on a lake in orlando, with woods all around us and my best friend on earth right next door. it was ideal for a child back then, with all the exploring we were able to do. now our old neighborhood has 6 lane highways all around it and is absolutly over-developed. it's sad to even go back and look at it--almost replaces my old memories with visions of the new developments. i'm actually glad now, that we moved to texas (flower mound not far from dallas) in 1986. i consider texas my one and only home. i love it here. we're in southlake now, not far from romeena!

if i could travel back in time, i would choose to be a child of the 30's. i live for old movies (TCM!) so i can vicariously live my life in another time. altho, i'm thankful to God for where i am now, because He will use me at this place, in this time. if only mayberry really existed...

inywho, good morning all you wonderful front porchsters! i started off my morning bright and early watching episodes from season 2. THANK GOD FOR TAGS!!! :-)

make it a wonderful, glory-filled day today!

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52282: Boo, i assumed from the get-go, your name had something to do with boo radley. you story is too funny--having later to confess you are actually a woman! to kill a mockingbird is one of my all time favorite movies. great choice in a name! :-)

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52283: that was from daphne.

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52284: Mornin' Y'all! Thanks, Rev. for coming up with the name of that group! I was thinking Blue Swede,so I almost had it! You're a month older than me by the way. I 'debuted" on July 30,1959. Oh,yeah,The Raspberries! Eric Carmen was their lead singer. He later went solo and had a popular song " Go All The Way." Had that album.
Hey Asa, I liked that song too! Especially when the singer would hit that part: "I love you baaabby!" Ha! I recall listening to my mom's Engelbert Humperdinck album- anybody remember his wonderful tune "Quando Quando Quando.?" LOL
Yep,we had The Wolfman too although Ro got him first!
Here's a song for Asa to add to his act over at the Gigolo Club-I think it came out after the 70's or maybe late 70's.Y'all get ready for this:
"Shake your groove thang, shake your groove thang,yeah yeah!"
Go Asa go!
P.S. Welcome home auh20- missed ya!
Have a groovy sunshine day!
possum under a rock

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52285: Good Saturday Morning all. Welcome Back auh20. Happy Mothers Day to all Moms on the porch. Busy this morning with chores. Late night last night. My son had a Spring Football Scrimmage which lasted longer than a usual football game. Guess it gave to coaches a chance to see where they needed to work with the players. My son loves playing so I go and support him. Does anyone remember having a Penny Bright Doll? I have one, still in good condition in her little plastic case. My aunt passed her on to me many years ago. I do not know if it is worth much, she sure has some sentimental value to me. Sure is humid, cloudy and a little rainy today. Prayers to Millie, Plum, Romeena and everyone else today.
lets have a big lunch today at my house: grilled burgers with all the trimmings, chips, cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, strawberry shortcake, and sweet tea, sodas, kool aid to drink. I had better get ready. see you later. Big Maude

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52286: Oops- Made a mistake. Eric Carmen went solo and had a hit song called "All By Myself." I think the song "Go All The Way" was one he did with The Raspberries.
Maude,lunch sounds great- see ya later!
possum again

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52287: Good morning, all. Big Maude, I'd love to have lunch at your house, but think I'll pass. I'm going over to some friends' house tonight for burgers and hotdogs, and we're planning to have a "sing". The husband in the couple plays the piano and about ten or twelve other instruments, all by ear, doesn't read music. (Couldn't you just smack him?) Anyway, about fifteen or so of us will be there, and after we eat we'll gather around his piano and just sing for a while. Hymns, mostly, but no doubt some old pop favorites as well. If it has a tune, he can play it. I have a mountain dulcimer, bought with the intention of learning to play it, but I never have, so am taking it to him to see if he can. I give him about a month, and he'll be an expert. Anyway, it will be a fun evening! Hmmm - that strawberry shortcake is tempting, though.

Asa, those kids and pets in that email were hilarious. The little kid spitting his cereal nuggets and the dog catching them - too funny! And that fat little baby in the high chair, laughing at the dog running by - well, you just have to laugh along with him. Thanks for sharing!

Daphne, I didn't know you lived so close by! We need to meet somewhere one of these days. I'm old enough to be your mother (or grandmother!), but we can still have fun. Have you ever been to Babe's in Roanoke? Best fried chicken in the world, bar none. Maybe we could meet there for lunch one day.

Well, gotta run. The Plum is up and motoring around just fine today, thanks to all the prayers. I've got some errands to run, so off I go. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52288: OMIGOSH -- ROMEENA! LET'S MEET AT BABE'S -- ANYTIME!!


what fun that would be!

you all have a terrific saturday. i'll be entertaining a housefull, as we're celebrating my daughter, Jade's 13th birthday!


May 12, 2007 - Msg 52289: Happy Birthday to Jade and Good Saturday Morning to all you porchsters!
I was wondering if any of you can tell me how to use the Adobe Reader to fill out a form to email? I have a .pdf file with forms that I have to fill out & email back, but I can't figure out how to get it to let me do that. Thanks for any help you can give me. Gotta head to Wally World, gotta get some things for the dog show next weekend.

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52290: gum gum please

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52291: Hey, Mavis, if you figure it out, let me know. I also had a form to fill out a while back, and never figured it out. I finally called the place involved and gave them the info over the phone! I have never had much success with Adobe, Acrobat, whatever, and .pdf files give me a headache.

Tom, I wish I had some wrappers to send you, but I don't chew gum, and really don't know anyone who does. Guess we're all too old and either have dentures or, as in my case, too many crowns and fillings, and gum sticks to them. I haven't chewed a stick of gum in several years. I will ask around at work, maybe I can pick up a few there. Good luck! --Romeena

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52292: Daphne, that sounds like fun. I take it you know about Babe's then? Most people around here do. My husband and I used to eat there practically every Sunday, and he's been gone eleven years now, so that tells you how long I've been going to Babe's. You just can't beat their fried chicken. It's better than Aunt Bee's, I'll bet. Chicken with crust! Yum! --Romeena

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52293: To auh2o Msg 52271, has it been one month since you took your self-imposed exile? Welcome back. I missed your trivial political commentary (just kidding of course).

To Asa Msg 52276, that song you provided the lyrics for is titled "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". Although many people have recorded that song, it was a big hit (#2) for Frankie Valli (without his group The Four Seasons) way back in 1967.
And speaking of memories of the 70's, let's not forget the Disco era and the Urban Cowboy era. Remember them near the end of that decade?
As for my memories of the 70's, it started out with college, followed by military service, followed by my first full-time civilian job.

To Mavis Msg 52289 and Romeena Msg 52291, sorry to say but you can't use Adobe Reader to fill out a PDF form. Adobe Reader is free because it is restricted ONLY to reading PDF files.
You will be needing another software program to convert PDF files into fillable forms. You could purchase the full Adobe Acrobat version ($290.00 and up) to perform that function.
Or can download another program from: Although this program costs $99.99, it has a 15 day free trial period. You would have to download it from that site, install it and then learn how to use the function you need.
Another method is to use Adobe Reader to print out the form and fill it in by hand. Then scan it to attach to your email, or mail it through the post office, or fax it. Good luck.

from Poor Horatio

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52294: I declare, Poor Horatio, your education was worth every penny, and then some! That explains my difficulties with Adobe Reader. I do have Acrobat Reader as well, but based on the name, I'll guess that it's a read-only program as well. Humph. Not worth much, if you ask me. Your work-around suggestion is a good one, and actually, as I think back, I did that once - printed the form, filled it out, scanned it and emailed it. Worked fine.

Daphne, what days are good for you - to go to Babe's, I mean?

OK, gotta go get dressed and I'm off to the "sing". Should be a lot of fun. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52295: Gosh gang been busy here at the dog house....Race fans 7:00 tonight !..I got to go mow before the race...prayers to all...will read in a bit...homemade tacos tonight!...SPOT

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52296: Hey Possum, here goes (singing)....."Tell me when will you be mine? Tell me Quando, quando quando? We could share a love divine, oh, my Darling tell me when..." (that's from the song Possum mentioned, I'm not trying to romance her).

Gosh, sure wish we could all meet at Babe's. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

Been a long day. I think I made about a million enchiladas for tomorrow (or it felt like it). We are having a family lunch here at mom's and it will be Mexican food. Yum.

Think I'll get a shower and relax for the rest of the evening, that is between washing dishes, cleaning the kitchen, getting the kids ready for bed, doing one quick load of laundry, and preparing my sunday school lesson. haha...maybe I'll skip the laundry....


May 12, 2007 - Msg 52297: Hello everyone, Just finished planting some trees ,wanted to stop by and wish all the Moms {and Dads,too } a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Boo I found out that the bottlers of Seven-Up bought out the company that made the seven up bars and no longer make them.I never knew about the popcicles. Never heard of wax harmonicas,Possum. Well I need to go clean up my furkids, all 3 went swimming in the creek AAAH wet dog smell. Take care all. DR P Rain delay at Darlington

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52298: We used to get those orange wax harmonicas around Halloween, those and the wax lips.


May 12, 2007 - Msg 52299:
Hello porch family.....storms here in SC. We needed the rain. But it rained out the race. Will be on tomorrow @ 1:00pm.

Boo...I didn't remember the 7-up candy but as soon as you mentioned the 7-up popscicles, I do remember them.

Asa...And they said you couldn't sing. careful singing those songs like "Shake your groove thang" around Asa. He may hurt himself. heehee

Spot...tacos sound good. Mrs Rev makes home-made salsa so I'll bring a jar with some tortilia chips.

Happy Birthday Jade. Welcome to the teenage years.

To all the moms....Happy Mother's Day. A great big hug to you all.

Have a great night and know that I'm praying for all the porch family.

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52300:
Hey Folks,
Asa, Boo, Rev, Romeena, daphne, possum, Big Maude, Mavis, Poor Horatio, Spot, and DR P

Rev-I'm glad to share a birth date with your daughter.

Ro-You are sooo right about the some of the garbage we all call music. Do find yourself remembering a song fondly now that you may have disliked when you were younger? For myself, I can remember despising the Bee Gees (or any disco song) but when I hear them now they kinda make me smile. I still am not a fan but there is something to be said about the power of association.

Poor Horatio-Here's a trivial political thought of mine. Why is it that if the entire world hates W and the Conservatives in the U.S. that during elections in Canada, Germany, and even France the Conservative candidates all won?

Thanks for all the welcome backs.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Ma's on the porch.


May 12, 2007 - Msg 52301: Hey, Auh2o, glad to have you back! And even if we do have different political opinions, if some nut did come on here and riducule the good ol US of A, I'd sure say something, even if you wouldn't! I'd hit em with a leg of lamb! This is the best country in the world, and even if about half of us have different political opinions, I think we ALL can agree that that. I'm glad you came back.
Ah, all this talk about butchering chickens and such... well, you know my weak stomach. Anyhow, I haven't been able to eat anything but a cheeze samich and salads all weekend.
- Hazel

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52302: Poor Horatio thank you for your help, I knew someone on here would know the answer to that. Guess I'll just do the scan thing too. Best get to bed, had a migraine most of the day today & it has absolutely worn me out. Ya'll have a good night.

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52303:
Hazel-Thanks. I was not referring to anyone here on the porch being a nut (although, I do have my suspicions about Me -They). The nuts I had in mind were the Comsky lovers or the "9-11 Truth" crowd. I really let those people get under my skin. And, it reflected in my posts here on the porch. They're the celebrities on talk shows and on news reports and the such. I know that if any of those people wandered upon the porch Andy's front yard would be filled with lamb parts. Hazel, I also know that you are good people, I didn't mean for my comments to become so barbed they hurt your feelings, that won't happen again.

Mavis-Hope you're feeling better.

Well, back to the ball game.

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52304: Good evening, all. Woohoo! A good time was had by all at my friends' house tonight. We had good hotdogs (no burgers, didn't seem necessary), all the fixin's, lots of fresh fruit and some killer brownies. Then we sang! And sang! And sang some more! About fifteen of us, and we just sang our little hearts out. Mostly gospel songs, and we had some Gaither Homecoming DVDs, played those and sang along. One cut with J.D. Sumner, the bass to end all basses. My stars, that man could get down there. Alan played his keyboard (we were at his house), and then he got out his electric bass guitar. He is amazing. Doesn't read music, but plays anything. His wife gave him the electric bass three years ago, he had never touched one before, and in a week's time he was playing it like a pro. God just showers some people with talent, and Alan got soaked in it. Anyway, we rattled the rafters and had a great time.

Happy Mother's Day to all you other moms. Have a great day. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 12, 2007 - Msg 52305:

oops, forgot a "h" that's Chomsky, as in Noam Chomsky.

Ro-Well, that sure does sound nice! Glad you had such a good time.


May 12, 2007 - Msg 52306: Happy Mother's Day to my dear sweet mother who I miss so very much.
Eternal rest grant onto her oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace, amen.

And a Happy Mother's day to all the mom's here at the Front Porch.

To auh2o Msg 52300, since Europe pays more for gasoline than we do, it can't be because of the high price of crude oil. I suspect it has something to do with Iraq and its drain upon our resources (people, money, equipment). No other country comes close to our level of committment. So it's a bigger problem for us than our european friends.

To Romeema Msg 52304, next time you have a good ole gospel sing-a-long, can I come over with my electric guitar and join in?

from Poor Horatio

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52307: You betcha, PH. You'd be most welcome. --Romeena

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52308: Happy Mothers day you women of the female persuasion, except for Boo. It's Happy Mudders day for her.

Glad you all liked my singing and dancing. Like Rev said, I have to be careful shking my groove thing these days. It goes one way and I go another and everything comes undone.

Sounds like you had a fun night Romeena. I don't think our generation does stuff like that to much and it's to bad for us. I wish we did.

My wife is ailing this morning so I guess we won't be going to preachin, so if y'all could throw a prayer up for us if you go we'd be grateful.

Millie, I pray you have a good day dear. I hope you drop by if time and energy allows.


May 13, 2007 - Msg 52309: Happy Mother's Day!! to all the porch mom's today. And I echo Poor Horatio in wishing my own beautiful Mom the same, I do miss her worse on days like today.
Asa hope Mrs. Asa gets to feeling better today, tell her "Hey from *Mavis" auh2o it is so good to have you back, don't you stay away so long next time you need us! & yes, I do feel some better today. I hate those migraines, they just drain me completely. Romeena was your friend able to make anything come out of your dulcimer? I bet he can. I know folks like him, I'd just like to smack 'em.
Got lots to do today since the migraine put a halt to everything yesterday, so I'm off here for a bit. Later taters...

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52310: Mornin' Y'all and Happy Mother's Day to all the Porch Mamas!
Hope Mrs. Asa gets to feeling better ASAP.
I thought Briscoe Darling was catawauling outside of my window,but discovered it was only Boo- "Quando" right back at ya,Boo!
Well,I'll see y'all later. Have a good day!
possum under a rock

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52311: Thanks Mavis, and glad your migraine went away. Good to see you posting.

I have neglected to welcome Dr. P. Welcome and pull up a rocker. You said you named a son Tristan? You must be a fan of Mr. 'erriot then. We'll have tons to talk about.

Boy what a beautiful morning here this morning. Sat on my patio and watched the sun peak over the wasatch mountains. Mercy sakes, God has blessed us hasn't he? Sometimes life gets in the way to much for us to notice and appreciate it. So my council for today is sit back, relax, take in the beauty around you. Honor your Mother's and just be thankful for all you have. (the collection plate will be coming by shortly) :)


May 13, 2007 - Msg 52312: Whoops Possum. We were jawing at the same time. Thanks for your thoughts for the Mrs. Hope you have a happy possum mothers day.


May 13, 2007 - Msg 52313: It has been ages since I've visited the Porch, I really enjoyed reading the posts.


May 13, 2007 - Msg 52314: Hey Frankie!! Welcome home! Remember me? *Mavis? And welcome to Dr. P as well.

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52315:

Howdy, all! Ya take a week off to do some gardening and "home improvements" (read: "WORK") and miss a lot!

All this nostalgic talk really takes me back. I debuted the year of the T-Bird and Rock & Roll and have vivid memories of the '60s (I was 4/5-14 during that decade). We used to have neighborhood barbeques back then -- don't do that anymore for some reason -- and while the adults gathered 'round afterward, we kids would be out playing Great Ghost ("ain't no boogies out tonight; daddy killed 'em all last night" ... looks kinda gruesome in black and white.. lol). I had a Nehru jacket, go-go boots and paper dresses, and any makeup or perfume by Yardley of London was my passion! Remember O! de London, Slickers, Pot 'o Gloss? And the MUSIC of the '60s! Like nothing else, before or since. All was well until the mid-'70s when Urban Cowboy and Saturday Night Fever came along. (No offense to anyone.) That said, like you, auh2o, I couldn't stomach the BeeGees in the '70s (although I loved them in the '60s), but when I hear some of those songs now, I find myself foot-tapping and singing along. Same with Donna Summer; she really WAS good. :-) I guess the cream rises to the top. If the music stands up to time, that alone is testament to its quality. I can surely think of some AWFUL stuff I considered good as a kid. :-)

Congrats on 5 years, Boo. ("Five.") This September will mark my 11th year on the Porch, but this includes the old Porch, Franks. I've mentioned it before, but I remember getting some good advice from Ro when my younguns started kindergarten. Now they're going into their sophomore year in high school. Where DOES the time go?



May 13, 2007 - Msg 52316: Just wanted to stop by and wish all you mom's a Happy Mother's Day! Love to All,


PS-Thanks for the "Mudder's" day wish, Asa...

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52317: hope all porch MAMAS are having agreat day

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52318:
"Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me, twice on the pipes.."
ha, I DO know some 70's stuff!!
Also, when i was teaching 8th grade in the early 70's I remember "Have you seen her" by the Shilites was the top "slow dance" song at the 8th grade dances. ha As soon as that intro would start the dancefloor would fill up.
We used to have a canal near our house when i was growing up in the late 50's and we would catch crawdads there, like the one that bit Miss Peggy's toe at Meyers lake. (:
Last night i went to see Joe Garagiola speak and sign his new book, "Just Play Ball!" He was great. Talked about the days wen he played etc. Good stuff. he is a good human being.
REV- If i may ask, what influenced you to enter the ministry? Those were pretty turbulant times when you grew up, but there must have been good in your life!, maybe Andy when he wastrying to get Opies paper off your front porch? ha
AUH20 welcome back! We defy the mafia!
Me-They- Is that a still you and hm got there in the hen house? "Jubal Jubal Jubal, Juu bal" ha
I just got another note from Colt. he still has no computer, so is using snail mail. 41 cents on monday! God bless ya all,
Good Sabbath and Mom's Day!
"Boy Barney, there you were, as cool as the center seed in a cucumber!"

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52319: Hey Mavis, yes I do remember you...glad to see you are still posting here. I've been out of the Mayberry loop for a couple of's nice to be back.

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52320:
RO- are them electric basses something like electric eels?? haha
Or maybe it's like them carps, ya just hitem with the blunt end of an ax. ha
Sound like a good time ya had.
Hey to ASA, mavis, possum, FRANKIE and all!

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52321: I forgot to sign my name on the above post....probably an 'age' thing!!

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52322: See I forgot again... Frankie

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52323:
"Red Rover, red rover, send possum right over"

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52324: Good afternoon, all. Just got home from a lovely lunch at the home of my DIL's sister and brother-in-law. She made lunch for her mom and me, and it was wonderful. We had tenderloin, a wonderful salad, and a sweet potato/irish potato dish that was so good! Diced both kinds of potatoes, added chopped onions, drizzled on some olive oil, sprinkled a little salt and pepper and some cayenne and baked until potatoes were tender. It was delish! Finished off with homemade Italian cream cake - just excellent.

My son and DIL gave me a web cam for my computer, so I'll be able to have visual contact with them over their computer. Will have to be sure I'm dressed when I sit here now! Ha!

My goodness, Dež, it surely doesn't seem like that long ago that we were discussing your twins. I can hardly believe they're all grown up now - going into their sophomore year. My, my!

Frankie, it's good to see you. I sure hope you'll make this a habit. We've missed you.

Mavis, my friend didn't have time to do anything with the dulcimer last night, but I'll bet it won't take him long. I took him a book that tells you what keys to tune the strings to, and it tunes with pegs, like a guitar, so he'll have no trouble with that. I have a CD of dulcimer music, will take it to him this week so he can hear how it's supposed to sound, and I'll bet he'll be playing it like a pro in just a few days. He's truly amazing.

Well, the Plum is in here hunting someone to cuddle with her. Guess that would be me. Later, friends. --Romeena

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52325: Naw, MDC, an electric bass doesn't look anything like an electric eel, nor a carp either. --Romeena

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52326: Does anyone remember making crepe paper flowers? My Mother use to make them and taught me how when I was very young. I thought about them today when I took silk flowers to the cemetary.

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52327: Happy Mothers Day to all our porch Moms. Hope everyone has had a good day today. We went to church and then my kids and I took my Mom out to lunch. My husband had to work today 10-6. I made him a pot roast, potatoes and carrots for dinner. Anyone want leftovers? It is good to see everyone. Blessings and Prayers to all. Big Maude

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52328: Hey Big Maude, Yum...leftover pot roast sounds good! We had a cookout today, burgers, hotdogs, etc. My children and grandson came and spent the afternoon. My grandson is 9 weeks and what a joy!!

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52329: Happy Mother's Day, Mothers! Glad to hear all the chit chat. Love the '70s music talk--my era. I had records of many of those songs mentioned including the Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever! ; ) , Dež! I never think of myself as being old, but the other night I was trying to help my son with a research paper. I really didn't know for sure how you cite web sites as sources. (As an editor, I guess I should learn that.) I'm also amazed at how kids don't have to proofread nearly as close as we did because the computer catches all the capitalization and spelling errors. We used to have to mess with a typewriter, an eraser, and brush or white out and hope we could get the thing to realign when we tried to type the correction. What a pain! Kids have it much easier now! Had a good Mother's Day with my family and my Mom. Hope everyone else did too. Hope Millie is having a good day too. Sorry to hear about the Plum's troubles, Ro. We'll hope for the best.
Charlotte Tucker

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52330: Just stopping by for a minute. The "babysitting" ep is on, and I'd just like to have the chance to smack Andy for once. "Evie Joy is whining."? Who is whining? Seems to me Andy whined more than the baby. So he had to sit up all night to keep the Darlings from killing each other. So what? He seems to think that means the whole world has to tiptoe while he gets some sleep. Ha! Nurses and lots of other people work the night shift all the time, then come home and either just stay up, or go to their room and sleep. If you're tired enough, a little old crying baby isn't going to bother you. But noooo. Here comes Andy, all tousled, in his drawers, whining about the baby whining. Yep, a good swat upside the head would have done him a world of good. However, to his credit, he was kind to Aunt Bee once he understood the situation.

And another thing! A woman with Aunt Bee's experience would not have been panicked by the blueberry stains on the baby's face. Imagine thinking she was "turning blue". I think they were running out of story lines by the time they made this one.

There, I've registered my gripe, and I ain't takin' it back! --Romeena