May 13, 2007 - Msg 52331: 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! ; ) , De§! 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 52332: Oops! I swept. Imagine, workin' like that on Mother's Day! Me-They, I saw in the archives where you inquired about my son's medicine. It is really working well. His face is much better. The only thing I'm saddened about is that we must've waited too long because he does have pretty bad scars. People keep telling me they'll fade, but some are sorta deep so I'm not so sure.

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52333: Happy Mother's Day,porch. Welcome back, Frankie. Would that be Frankie Flint? Look forward to getting to know you better.
It's so nice the see Charlotte and Mavis more regular-like.
I'm going over to Sarah's, if anyone wants to chat. I'll be back to rock some more later.

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52334: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
Sorry I haven't been by for a chat lately. I will check the archives and catch up. You Mother's try and take it easy today. My boys have been doing everything for me and I've sat on my fanny all day watching tv. Y'all take care and I'll talk to ya soon.
Blessings to you and yours,

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52335: Yes! Millie and Lucy, both checking in. Good to see you, girls. --Romeena

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52336: Millie, how would I get to Sarah's? --Romeena

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52337: From the main page at, I beleive(I have it on my favorites).

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52338: On the right side of the page.

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52339:
Well hello porch family...Nice sweep Charlotte.

I pray you all had a great Mother's Day.

Asa...praying that your wife is feeling better.

Ro...sounds like you all had a good ole time together. That's great! glad you are feeling better today.

Welcome back Frankie. Your rocker is still here.

Race fans.... Good race today. Those Hendrick boys are tuff this year. were asking how I come through the 70's and ended up doing what I do (I'll try not to turn this into a book)......Well after graduation I spent 4 years in the Navy. During that time I would entertain the guys on ship and in ports. I was singing country music during those years. After my 4 years I got out of the Navy and formed a band. Started singing in bars, clubs, fairs, festivals, etc.. It was during that time I was invited to become a member of the Country Music Association (CMA). I began to meet folks in the industry and they started booking me in different and bigger venues. I didn't have a relationship with God and all I was focussed on was becoming a "star". A promoter had me booked with BJ Thomas and while I was back stage after I had finished for the night, BJ was still on stage and he started singing Amazing Grace. Brother, the Lord just began to really deal with my heart as to what He wanted me to do with the talent that He had given me. I ran from that call for a over a year. But even though I ran, it was still on my heart. Then one night after singing on a show in Tennessee, I went back to the hotel and turned on the TV. A church was on singing songs to the Lord. Even though I had been in church pretty much all my life, that night I realized that those people I saw on TV had something that I didn't have...and that was Jesus. That night I got down on my knees in that hotel room and gave my life to Christ. I began studying and taking Bible courses through several Bible Colleges. But even during that I continued singing with my band. After another year and half, I called a meeting with my band and told them that I was leaving. Of course they thought I was crazy for "giving all this up". I accepted the call that God had placed on my heart and haven't looked back since. By the way...I found out that I was not "giving up" anything....I GAINED EVERYTHING. As a side note, all the guys and gals that were in my band are now serving the Lord. God is so good and I love Him so much!
It's that love that brings us Christians together. I close pretty much all my concerts each night with these words; "Remember Jesus loves you and so do I". And I really mean this porch also.

Well I've rambled on enough. Prayers for all the porch family.

May 13, 2007 - Msg 52340:
Rev-That was great, thank you.


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52341: Gosh gang just been busy...breakfast will be at Shoneys on me!...gona read the mail....hey ro,boo,Rev and all....Asa you been ok?...Everything in the gaarden is coming up great,will get a pic to Ro...well let me read....SPOT

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52342: Good Monday morning porch folks, hope all is well this morning. Thanks for breakfast SPOT. Busy week ahead, lots of folks on my schedule as well as evening things to do. My daugther's 13th birthday is Wednesday, my son has honors night on Thursday and Friday night is the last Spring Football scrimmage. School year is quickly coming to a close. My daughter will have her honors day next Tuesday morning and then she will be finished for another year as well. Well, gotta go get busy. Prayers for all today. Millie hope you are having a good day. Lunch on me at Olive Garden. Big Maude

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52343: Sounds like a full week Big Maude. Don't over do it. You'll put your back out and then you'll be no good to anyone.:)

My garden's looking good to Spot. First planting of corn is a couple of inches high now. Put a second planting in Saturday. Will do a third in two weeks and then maybe a 4th 2 weeks after that. That way it don't all come on at once. Got my maters planted Saturday as well. I guess it seems late to some folks but here in the mountains we don't plant tender stuff till after Mothers day as a rule of thumb. And even that is pushing it sometimes.

Nice sweep Charlotte Tucker. Not bad at all. Your feet must be awake. You even got in the corners. :)

Well if we are having lunch at Olive Garden I better hurry up and eat breakfast so I'll have room.


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52344: "Hey" to Frankie. I was just thinking about those paper flowers yesterday! When I was five, my family went to Six Flags over Texas and the only thing I remember about it these gigantic crepe paper flowers in a variety of colors that they were selling....odd that I should remember only that.

Romeena, as far as the "babysitting" episode is concerned, I think it's time for you to "let it go"....I believe you are getting a "compleeshion" complex, as Barn would say. You might want to try Bio-feedback....heehee

Yesterday was some busy Mother's Day! Sunday school and church, then serving up lunch for everyone (by the way, my enchiladas were VERY good, if I must say so myself), then after clean-up it was off to mom-in-law's until 9pm. Didn't get back home until 10pm.

Well, got to get Erin off to school...Thursday is her last day of school and they passed a law in Texas that schools couldn't start back up until after August 27th...soooo, I will have them home for over 3 whole months for summer break. It could get ugly....hehe


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52345: Good morning everyone. Yet another beautiful day here. We had a great weekend. I think the Mrs. enjoyed her Mother’s Day. I hope all you mothers out there did, too.

AUH2O: I guess you’re all done the early campaigning for Dennis Kucinich and your getting bored sitting around watching “The View,” huh? Well, it’s great to have you back on the porch. Welcome back!

BOO: Happy anniversary. We’ll have to get you something and inscribe “5” on it for you. Now, here’s my shorts (Mother’s Day was yesterday)…

ROMEENA: Continued prayers for Sugarplum. I watched that episode of TAGS last night and immediately thought of you! I remembered your ire from the last time it was on TV Land. It’s not one of my favorites, either.

CHARLOTTE: That’s great about the medicine working so well for your son. Scars? Them’s marks of character.

REV: Your testimony was nice, real nice.

LUCY: Great to hear from you. Stop back and fill us in when you have some time.

MILLIE: As always, you are in my prayers. How’s the family?

POSSUM: Sideburns! Huh! I bet my GI Joe could beat up your Dumb ole’ Ken doll. Of course, it wouldn’t really be a fair fight since Joe has bendable joints and the Kung Fu grip. And you know he’s tough because he’s the Joe with the scar across his face.

Well, I’m gonna Hong Kong Phooey offa the porch for now. Hey to the rest of you good porchsters (and even you ornery ones). I’ll stop back later.

Me-“I never met a moulage I didn’t like”-They

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52346: Oh, hey, BOO. Didn't see you there.


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52347: Thanks, Millie. I saw that "Chatroom" in the sidebar, but wasn't sure it was Sarah's. I went there last night, but never really got in, because I was hesitant to "unblock" it. Finally did that this morning, and was able to enter a short message. If you go there tonight, could you see if you can find my note? If you do, let me know, and then I'll know I was in the right place. Thanks! I hope you're feeling just great this morning. Praying you got enough rest last night. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52348: Thanks Me-They, I'm doing laundry as we speak (of course)...I didn't do any for 2 days so there is plenty to catch up on. The kids and their cousins were over playing in the water yesterday so there was extra clothes and towels, too. Ahhh, summer...

Hey REV, I just had time to go back and read your testimony. It was such a blessing, thank you for sharing it with us. It is so true that when we come to the Lord, anything we give up can in no way compare to what we Jesus said, if you lose your life, you will gain it. I think yesterday was about the best Mother's Day I have had, personally. On the drive home late last night, I was just leaning my head back on the seat, resting. Sean was sleeping, and I could hear Erin singing softly behind me in her carseat. What she was singing caught my attention because it sounded like a prayer. She wasn't meaning for anyone to hear her and she was just talking to God. I heard her asking God to take care of the girls at the rehab where I teach bible study. She was telling God that they mean alot to her and to her mom and could he please help their parents to be nice to them and help the girls to share Him with their parents when they get home. It really surprised me because I don't really talk about it around her but she still understood that it was important to her mom. It really filled me with joy to know that because of Christ in my life, my children are seeing what it means to live out love and to care about others. I was so thankful to God for that gift on Mother's Day.

DES and Ro, I was reading in a magazine last night about a diner in San Antonio called The Tip Top. It has been in business since the 1930's. Looked like a neat old place and is known for it's big onion rings and mile-high pie. Either of you know of the place?


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52349:
M-T Dennis Kucinich??? The View??? What are these things of which you speak?


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52350:
oh Hey! Boo


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52351: Hey, Boo. It seems to me I've heard of The Tip Top, but have never eaten there. Sounds interesting.

Rev, what a great testimony. Thank you for sharing that with us. Reminds me of the song the Gaithers have done so many times - "Something Beautiful". All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife, but He made something beautiful of my life. Lovely song.

Well, I'm off to run and play with my best (human) friend - my DIL's mom. Now isn't that a blessing to be able to say that? To be co-mothers-in-law, and to be such good friends is just great. We're going to go prowl a couple of garden centers, and then have lunch somewhere. I don't work tonight, so can enjoy the day.

Sugarplum - who is feeling rather Tip Top herself today - says hey! --Romeena

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52352: I have heard of the Tip Top Club - I think it is in Mount Pilot? :)

Asa - got blooms on my maters! Just planted some yellow maters this week. Yum Yum and I don't even like maters!

Going to be a busy week! Mom and dad's farm auction is this coming Saturday. Pray for good weather!


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52353:

Boo, I hadn't thought about the Tip Top in years. It's still going strong on Fredericksburg Rd. Amazing chicken fried steak, fried shrimp and homemade pies (NO catfish casserole).



May 14, 2007 - Msg 52354:
Just checking in real quick. I pray that everyone is having a great day.

Maude...thanks for Olive Garden. One of my favorite places. Sounds like you have a busy week.

Boo...That Erin sure sounds like a special child. I'm sure they both are.

Yep Ro...I like that Gaither song too. Enjoy your day off.

Better go for now. I'll check back later. Prayers for all.

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52355: Hey, De§. Where on Fredericksburg Road is the Tip Top? I finished growing up on Lockhill Road (no, not Lockhill-Selma). Do you remember Wolfe's Inn on the Fredbg highway? The turnoff to our house was a mile and a half past Wolfe's Inn. Was the Tip Top farther out? I just can't place it. --Romeena

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52356: Oh my goodness! I stopped by to give a big thanks to TOM. I finally got the card you sent me. Thank you so much for the card, the prayers,and the mass and candle. You are a sweet, special man. I really appreciate it.

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52357: The Tip Top Cafe is at 2814 Fredericksburg Rd, two miles inside Loop 410. Excellant food, already mentioned onion rings (real ones) and a daily blue plate special. They are closed Mondays. Eat lunch there a couple of times a month. To not have to wait for a table, get there at 11.

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52358: Well, thanks, Ray. I still can't quite place it though - I moved from SA in 1973! What is a main cross road? Two miles inside 410 puts it quite a way into town, especially these days. When I was a teenager, living on Lockhill Road, I could and did ride my horse to the edge of town, to the Handy-Andy grocery store that soon became the anchor store for the Wonderland shopping mall, one of the very early malls in SA. When the Handy-Andy store was first built it was out in the middle of a huge field of sunflowers, with a small paved parking lot beside it. 410 didn't exist at that time. We had McMahan's convenience store on Fredbg Rd, on the point between where Huebner Road crossed, and Prue Road came in just beyond Huebner. However, if my grandma needed something from the store that McMahan's didn't carry, I got it for her from Handy Andy. That didn't happen often, as it was quite a distance, took a long time, and I got my driver's license when I was 14, so after that I went in the car. I suppose it was a bit dangerous too, crossing that highway on a shod horse. Of course, it was not the busy highway it is today.

Oh my, those were the days. Many times I've sat on that horse, on top of a caliche bluff, mountain laurel perfuming the air with the scent of grape candy, and my horse contentedly cropping the fresh spring ryegrass. There were several spots like that along or near the highway, and I'd sit up there and watch the traffic. Sometimes, if I wasn't using a saddle, I'd just lie back on his plump old rump and doze in the sun. I never fell off, don't know why. I'd love to go back and do that again - not a care in the world!

I suppose I had as near to an idyllic childhood as anyone could have. Loving Christian parents, poor as church mice, but I never really knew it. Fortunes improved dramatically when I was about 12, thanks to a business my parents got into, and we moved out to Lockhill when I was 13, I got my horse, and the good times continued. I really only lived out there about 5 years, but when I think of home, that's the place that comes to mind first. The day we moved in, I slipped into the life like a hand into a glove, and just loved it. I wish I could go back.

Well, sorry for that trip down memory lane. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52359: Hey, that's cool Ray. I think I will check out the Tip Top next time I'm in San Antonio. I just love old diners and good onion rings are worth traveling for. Do you ever eat at the Alamo Cafe. Everyone I know loves their fajitas but I'm not that crazy about the enchiladas.

Got a 4H meeting for parents to go to....something about a fundraiser. Oh, joy.


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52360: Hey Asa...plant an extra row of corn for me. Corn goes really well with steamed lobsters.


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52361: Just read 'Rev's' post....very inspiring. Glad to hear my rocker is still on the porch...I've had one heck of a year so far. Both in-laws in and out of hospitals and rehabs, one became bedridden and passed away in March. I fell and broke my arm and knocked three front teeth loose. My arm is mending nicely and my teeth seem to be O.K. I also became a gradnmother for the first time and our empty nest is full again with my father-in-law living with us. We took him out of a nursing facility because he was so unhappy there and he is thriving here with us.

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52362: My apologies, hm, for not getting back to you. Too busy with moving my Dad up from Florida to come stay with us.
Thanks for your interest, I don't know whether ep 28, season 1 (Andy Forecloses) is the one where Barney sings to Juanita over the phone or not-
Anyone that has season 1, would you be willing to take a look-see and verify that? If you do, I'll send hm my music CD and whoever verifies it!
You can contact me at dobbinslynn@yahoo.
REV: Cool! Your testimony sounds like another friend of mine. I'd like to hear your music sometime. How 'bout singin' round the porch one of these days? Grinnin' Lynn

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52363:
Ray....That Tip Top Cafe sounds like a good place to eat.

Ro...the story of you and your horse sounds so peaceful. I can just put myself in that setting.

Frankie...that says a lot of you for taking in your F-I-L. I know that God will surely bless you for it. Cograts on the new grand baby.

Has anyone heard from Fred Goss lately? It's been awhile since he's been here.

My wife just pulled out a fresh strawberry cake from the oven. Ya'll come on over tonight and have a slice.

Prayers for all....Be back later.

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52364:
Hello Lynn....didn't see ya there. Good to have you on the porch tonight. You can hear some of my music on my website:

Be blessed....-REV.

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52365: Good evening - just checking in before I check out to my bed. . .I am a tired old momma tonite.

Please save my cake for breakfast - it has all the right ingredients for a good breakfast (wheat flour, fruit and eggs - yep, that's a breakfast!)

Hugs for all -
Tell someone you love them tonite - it'll make you feel oh so good!

love to the porch,

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52366: Ro, the 'De Wese's Tip Top Cafe' is on the corner of Fredericksburg and Santa Anna and on the east side of the street. It opened in 1936 and is still owned by the De Wese family. Two of the daughters still work there and would make us feel like youngsters in comparison. and, they don't take credit card or bank cards...only cash!

For memories of San Antonio restuarants most were on Broadway. Christie's for sea food, Valario's and Naples for Italian, Youngblood's for chicken, The Frontier Burger! and La Louisian if you wanted to splurge. The first Pig Stand was on Broadway and just went under a month or so ago. It was down there close to Weber's (black cow) and Princes Hambergers. Can't recall any Mexican food on Broadway. We went to church on Grayson street (St. Paul) so Sunday lunch was right there. Butter Crust bakery is even gone now. It was even the automobile row street and don't believe many of them are still there.

I grew up in San Antonio but moved to the Austin area (Round Rock) in 1962. That was when Round Rock was a sleepy little town of about 1,700 population and had only one traffic light. Times do change! Returned back here in 1997 and think more changes here in the last tne years than while gone.

Boo, De? or everone else, if you plan to be here for the Tip Top, please let me know and I will meet you and you will be my kidding!

For me, it is so disappointing to travel and look for a place to eat and all you can find are Chili's, TGIF Fridays, Black Eyed Pea etc. Anyone traveling I-10 west, stop in Junction, Isaack's Restaurant in Junction on the US290 cut off (center of town). Relax after a meal and check out their stores....I love Junction.

Got wound up on that one, now don't ask me about organic gardening or compost tea!

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52367: Funny, all this talk about San Antonio. One of my close friends (we've been good friends since 5th grade) recently accepted a job offer there, and she is moving. She starts her job June 4th. We're having a going away party for her next weekend. The poor dear; she wants the job, but of course after living in Idaho all her life, she's naturally scared and nervous about moving to a completely different state. Anyhow, I'll probably be visiting her on my vacation, so hopefully I can check out the places that you have recommended.
- Hazel

Goober: "Aint you got a jack?"

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52368: Thanks, Ray. I just ran a Mapquest search for the intersection of Fredbg Road and Santa Anna, got a very clear map, and a clear mental picture of where the Tip Top is located. Using the little "hand" cursor, I followed the Fredbg Road on out north to Huebner Road, with Prue Road just north of it, turned left on Prue, then left on Southwell, then right on Lockhill, and could just almost "see" my old home. My goodness. --Romeena

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52369: Goober, all on Broadway are now long gone..sadly to say.....and didn't even mention Earl Abel's which a search for sometime back found me this nice porch.

Ro, you can get a real satalite pictue of the area by going to and typing san antonio or will let you use my zip of 78258. Click on the radar map and scroll in, by using the drag can come right down on the house. They are using MS Virtual Earth pictures. If you have MS Streets & Trips you can use Virtual Earth even in 3D. Works for any area.

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52370: Wow. Another jolt. I went to Google Earth, and pulled up a satellite picture of the old homestead. Of course, the closer you move in, the more resolution is lost, so up close it's not too clear, but from far back, most of the old landmarks are there. We had a tennis court, and it appears to be gone, but the outbuildings are still there, I think. Lots of tree cover, so it's hard to tell, but I think the stable and tack room and feed room are there. There were six acres, in a square parcel of land. The house sat toward one end, so when my dad sold it, he kept half of the land, about three acres. Later he sold that, and now I see there's a house, with a swimming pool, on that section. The last time I actually saw the house, during a visit to SA, I was appalled at how the new owners had really just ruined it. They did a remodel job on it, and it looks like some kid did it with Legos, just a big old box. It's awful. It was a beautiful, graceful, charming place when my parents owned it, with tasteful landscaping and everything well-maintained. Now it's a blocky horror, most of the shrubbery was either dying or had been pulled out, and it was just heartbreaking. I never wanted to drive by again. Some people's taste is all in their mouth.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52371: Oh, thanks, Ray! Another site to try. Maybe it will offer better resolution than Google Earth. I'm off to try it right now. --Romeena

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52372: I'm back. Actually, Google Earth gets in just a tad closer than MS Virtual Earth. Both sites are mind-boggling though, when you think about it. I'm sitting here in Dallas, and can pull up a picture of the rooftop of the house I lived in, in San Antonio. Amazing. Or the one I'm sitting in, for that matter. Yikes.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52373: I just checked out the Virtual Earth view of my own house. It's not quite as close-up as the Google Earth, but is sharper, much better resolution, and waaay more recent. It appears to have been taken this past winter, judging by the leafless trees. My pond, which was built last year, is present, and is not present in the Google Earth shots. The red pickup parked in front of my neighbor's house in the Google Earth shot is from at least three years ago. Those people don't even live there anymore. So - Google Earth gets closer, but with poor resolution on closeup, and the pictures are old. Virtual Earth gets almost as close, has much better resolution, and is more recent. Hmmm. Which one do I like best? (heehee) --Romeena

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52374: Frankie? Lobster? Oh my gosg girl, it really is you. Mercy sakes alive how are you? It's so good to hear from you. Sorry about your loss and your fall but congrats on becoming a Grandma. I'll sure stick a row of corn in with your name on it. You still up in Maine?


May 14, 2007 - Msg 52375:
Well I'm back for a quick check in. mentioned Frankie being from Maine....where in Maine?

HM...I'll wrap a piece of cake up for you. It will be there for you in the morning.

You all have a great nights sleep. Remember that Jesus loves us so much!

May 14, 2007 - Msg 52376: Evenin' folks. Just dropped by to say I'm turnin' in. That ironin' board should sure feel good.
Charlotte Tucker

Never let it be said that Bernard Fife let down Eleanora Poultice!
(That's from yer ep, Me-they!)

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52377: (YAWN) Morning porch I'm tired. Charlotte was snoring all night on that ironing board and I didn't get a wink of sleep.

Rev, if this is the same old Frankie I knew from way back she's from Maine, but I don't remember what part. Hopefully she will read and respond to your question. Her and I used to tease folks on another board because we were the only two who liked seafood. And she's a big Bee Gee's fan, aren't you Frankie? LOL

Hey Ray, let's talk organic gardening. I try to do it. I think Hazel does too.

Wasn't the Tip Top diner the place where Andy and Barney met the fun girls and Andy got a black eye? Seems like I heard of the Tip Top somewhere in TAGS.

Sorry Homemaker, I saw that Strawberry pie in the fridge and couldn't contain myself. Maybe Mrs. Rev will make another one. Here, you can have my bowl of corn flakes. I'm full now.

We still got the knot tying club tonight?


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52378: Well hey Asa...gang just been busy...sorry...but guess what!..Its LAKE day today...Miss Sherry getting off at noon and we are gona put the new boat in!....will try to catch us som catfish for a fry tonight!....hey Ray,ro,plum,possun,hazel,md,m-t,bwb,lucy,mil,miller,Tom,Rev and all.......back in a bit with a report!...and FISH!...SPOT

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52379: Thanks Asa - you are all heart! It's a good thing that I like cornflakes. . .

I think there is a Tip Top Club in TAGS too -


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52380:
Morning porch family. Another great day that the Lord has made! and Miss Sherry have a good time on the lake with the new boat. Hope to get some of those catfish tonight.

Asa...I thought homemaker came by this morning and picked up her cake but now I know it was you.
Homemaker....There is still a piece left so I'll hide it for you.

Prayers thoughout the day for all the porch family. Be back later.

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52381: Hi All.
Lead me, ever leadme
On the path that says forgive.
Help me, my precious Lord,
to love each day I live.
I need Your guidance daily
As I go along my way.
Open my heart to listen
To every word You say.
Thank You for understanding
My each and every need.
I want to always follow
Whefever You may lead.


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52382: Shhhh - don't say it to loud or Asa will get it before I get my lunch. What a great dessert to go with my peanut butter and jelly!


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52383: Good morning, everyone! Who has a cool house where I can come and spend the day? And bring the Plum? My house is hot and getting hotter. We had a storm yesterday evening, knocked the power out for about an hour, and apparently took my a/c with it. The blower is running, so I didn't realize it last night while it was fairly cool outside, but as it's heating up today, it has become abundantly clear that something is wrong. I went out to check the compressor, and it's not running. I reset the breaker, and that didn't help. So, I called the man, who happens to be my DIL's dad. He's in an attic on a big job right now, but will come as soon as he can. I hope it's soon, because it's HOT in here! I have to go to work tonight, and sure don't want to leave little Plum in this hot house.

Boy, how spoiled am I? I had never even heard of a/c until I was about thirteen. When we moved to the country, the house didn't have it, but window units were all the rage, and my dad got two of them and installed them in that house. Oh, how wonderful! Big old Freidrich units, and they were very effective. My mom kept throws and lap blankets all over the living room for guests, because my father was part polar bear. He really enjoyed that a/c.

Beautiful poem, Tom. Thank you! You always have the appropriate word to say.

Well, have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52384: Ro - you could come to my house but we only have ac in the bedrooms - no centralized here. Sorry -


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52385: You're welcome to come here Ro. Barney would love to play with the Plum. We have central air but it's only about 75 so we don't need it today.

Think I'll go dig up some lunch. Hmmm, wonder where the Rev hid that cake...?

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52386: Whoops, that was me.


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52387: Oh dear, I just read that Jerry Falwell has passed away. R.I.P.


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52388: And the master said unto him, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant.... enter thou into the joys of thy lord." Matt. 25:21. --Romeena

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52389: Wow, it is cold today(sorry Romeena;)). Yesterday we were sweltering in the upper 80's and maybe even 90's, and today we would be lucky if it were up to the 60's. I never know what to dress Kai in.

Just bought a new car yesterday. Can't afford it, but once the wife gets a bee in her bonnet about something, you better see it through or you might get stung.
I just made that up. Can you tell? ;)

Hope everyone is well today.

-Sterling Holobyte

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52390: Ro, hope your a/c gets fixed soon. In my opinion, a/c is the best invention ever made!

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52391: Next to the heater ;).

Always the contratian...


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52392: That's contrarian...and spelling bee loser...


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52393: What kind of car did you get, Sterling? Tell us about it.

"Hey" to everybody. Been a busy day and now have to be off to bible study at the rehab.

Ro, Ray and Des, I found out the Tip Top has a web site: tiptopdotcom It has a few old pictures and the menu and directions to the place...pretty cute.


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52394:
REV- Wow, thanks for sharing! I always like to hear about how folks came to the Lord. I think it was St Francis who said, "I who have nothing, have EVERYTHING."
Sterling- what kind o car did you get? Did you buy it from a little old lady who only drove it on sundays? ha
MT- you are such a caution! ha
Busy day yesterday, barely saw a computer all day.
Good to see Lucy, TOM,Ray, spot, millie all all and a welcome to Grinin Lynn.
I heard that Rev Jerry Falwell was found dead in his office today. May he rest in peace!
Have a blessed day all,

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52395:
Oops sorry Boo, didnt mean to rock on yer toes.

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52396: Yes, we did, MDC. Now that I think about it, maybe I should have Gomer take a look at it. Hmmmm.;)
Actually, we bought it from a dealer. ...CAR dealer; not the other kind.
Anyway, it's a Chevy Aveo Sedan. We were going for the hatchback, but that crafty salesman steered us to the higher priced model, of course. It's a pretty nice little car. And it drives alot smoother than our Saturn, that's for sure.
The only thing is we can't figure out how to work the electric windows, they're very different from the ones we had in the saturn. This one has these large, weird, sorta Z-shaped buttons jutting out of the door below the windows, but when we press them, nothing happens.;)

-Sterling Holobyte

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52397:

Boo, would love to see that web site, but when I enter it I'm directed to some software company. Any help? (I'm typing tiptop . com; is that right?)



May 15, 2007 - Msg 52398:

Without the spaces, of course. :-)



May 15, 2007 - Msg 52399: Good evening everyone....hope all of you had a great day. Mine went very well till I got a blister on one shoes, oh well fashion does have a price. Just remembered something the EMT said when I fell and broke my arm...she said "you shouldn't have been wearing those girlie shoes". She was right I got my high heel caught in the cuff of my slacks and tripped myself. I wouldn't let her cut my jacket sleeve off either...I had my husband take my jacket off, very carefully. It's a great jacket! I did however get rid of the slacks I was wearing!!! I kept the shoes..HAHAHA! Asa I'm from the other state on the East coast that begins with an "M". By the way Asa does the "other" board still exist?

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52400: Forgot to sign my name again...Msg52399 Frankie

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52401: Tip Top does indeed have a web site, stupid me should have checked.
My offer to buy lunch for real is still open. It is a fun place to go....even for people watching.

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52402: Like I said... once a moulage type person, always a moulage type person... refer to msg52391

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52403: Sorry DES, I got it memory is not so good these day. Ray got it right.

What a night. I went to the rehab to lead the bible study and they had changed all the patient rooms so I had a whole knew class with girls that I didn't know and the average age was 14. I even had a 13 year old. Let me tell you, these girls were hurting. They were asking me questions about how God could let them go through all they had been through. One girl was angry with God because of the mess her life was. When she was 3, her mom was engaged to marry a man and he decided he didn't want a woman who had a 3 year old so he left her. That night the woman killed herself and now the girl blames herself. Another 14 year old broke down and cried and told us that when she was 9 her drug addicted mother took some kind of medication and told the child to wake her up in 2 hours. Well, the child fell asleep 20 minutes before she was to wake up her mother and when she woke up, she turned her mom over and mom was dead. She said she just sat with her dead mother for 4 hours until someone came. This poor child still thinks it is her fault that her mother is dead. She told me that she took her first drug the night her mother died because her mom was everything to her and she couldn't stand the pain. She has been self-medicating with drugs for 5 years now to stop the pain. I tried to comfort her and prayed, but what do you say to a child like this who is in such pain and is asking "why"? It's so hard.

I think I will go to bed. I need some down time after that.


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52404: Will someone trun down the sun it to hot and it just May.
We can used a little rain here.
Millie- you welcome. I would have send it to your home but do not have the address, all I have it the rest.

Lord, I come to You with prayer requests,
For I know You always know what's best.
The plans I make I leave with You
That You may change them if You choose.
And loved ones who have lost their way
Will come back to You, dear Lord, I pray.
An answer from You means so much,
For those who need Your healing touch-
Their faith inn You to be complete.
Now ues me, Lord that I might do
Whatever I do, wherever I go,
Your love to others help me to show.


May 15, 2007 - Msg 52405: Boo, God love you for your work. It sounds difficult and you are doing it. My prayers will include God to grant you the strength among the rest for all, especially Milly.

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52406:
Hello porch family.

Tom...Thanks for the poems brother.

Prayers for the Falwell family. Another soldier gone Home.

Speaking of God's soldiers....Boo...I thank God for your ministry to those young ladies. how was the fishing today?

Let's all go to IHOP in the morning. Meet around 7:00. I'll get there a little early and save a big table for us.

Prayers for all and be blessed!

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52407:
Hello ray....didn't mean to rock on you brother.

May 15, 2007 - Msg 52408: hi friends!I hope my rocker is still here,I sure need to make time to rock on the porch,I've been too busy!Whew,it is hot here too,got ac on and ceiling fans going.Hope everyone is ok,I haven't had time to read all the posts.Gotta go,as usual.take care friends.-ky girl

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52409: Morning dears. Hope all is well for you today.

Romeena, did you get your a/c fixed? How's the Plum doing?

Frankie, a high price for fashion indeed. So it is you. I was wondering where you got off too. I'm sorry, I thought it was Maine you were from. Hope your arm heals fast. I took a spill myself last summer. Smacked my head hard on a concrete pool deck and done got myself a head injury. Still dealing with occasional dizziness but mostly recovered. The other board is around, but barely. I'll have to find you the address cause it was moved.

Rev, does this mean you're buying breakfast? I hope your wallet is full cause my stomach is empty.

Good to see you ky girl. Don't be so busy.

Well I better get to IHOP. I hate to be late for these events.

Prayers for Millie.


May 16, 2007 - Msg 52410: Good Morning Porch! Sorry I haven't been around in a few days, been fighting those dad-burn migraines again. I thought they were gone, it has been so long since I had one. I tell you, I thought I was a goner Sat & then again last night another one hit pretty hard. I feel much better today, but really tired from them. They always wear me out. Robert has been wonderful taking care of me, I don't know how I got so lucky to find this man, but I have no plans of letting him go, that is for sure. I thank the Good Lord for sending him to me when I needed him the most.
One more thing, can I ask for more prayers for myself? Between the migraines, or better yet, the cause of them probably, my sister is at it again & if you all could pray for me to have the strength to get through what I need to do I would really appreciate it. I don't know how much more of her I can handle and still be a decent human being! Thanks in advance & prayers as always from here for my porch family. Gotta get to work.

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52411: Good morning, all. Just got home from work, had a bit of breakfast, and now about to turn in and sleep a while so I can go back to work tonight. The house is warm, but not too bad. A cool spell blew through here last night, so the temperature is in the 70s. With the ceiling fans going, it's really okay. Of course, it's warmer in the house than it is outside, because of radiant energy.

The bad news is, my a/c compressor is fried. I guess lightning hit it, or at least a big power surge, because it's a goner. I know when it happened - around 5 pm on Monday night. I heard the big BAM when it hit - nearly jolted me out of my chair - but didn't realize what it had done. Anyway, I'm looking at about $2500 for the five-ton unit this house requires. Oh well, it's only money! (heehee)

Mavis, have you considered getting a restraining order, to prevent your sister from contacting you? Maybe the situation isn't such that a restraining order would be appropriate, but you sure don't need her yammering at you. I just don't know what makes some folks so mean.

Well, I'd better get to bed. I'm down to about five hours remaining now before I'll have to get up. That's pretty much minimum for me, to get through a 12-hr shift, when I've been up all night the night before.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52412: Sorry about your compressor getting fried Ro. Tell them to put a surge protector on the new one when they install it. Worth the extra money.

Mavis, prayers for your headches (both the miganes and the sister) to go away. Glad you have a honey to see to ya.

Auh2o, did you watch the debates last night on Fox. Got pretty lively for a bit. I still ain't sure who I like the best though.

Thanks for breakfast Rev. Mighty kind of you.

Where is everyone?


May 16, 2007 - Msg 52413: Afternoon porch family, been busy the past 2 days and not much time to visit. It is pouring rain on my end of the porch as I rock. Today is my daugthers 13th birthday!! We are celebrating over a period of days as we have lots of stuff going on with the end of school this week. I can not believe she is a teenager. Prayers for EVERYONE on the porch today. Thanks for breakfast Rev. Supper will be at Shoney's my treat, then over to my house for cake and ice cream with Beth! see you all then. Big Maude

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52414: Hey Y'all- been busy cleaning house & babysitting Laci these past few days,but wanted to take a minute to check in. Hope everyone's doing ok.
Ro, will your you-know-what( Can't say the "I" word) cover your AC unit? I know someone who had their unit hit during a lightning storm and they filed a claim & got a new unit. Just wondering?
Well,I've got lasagna in the oven,so if anybody's still hungry after Shoney's with Big Maude,come on over!
possum under a rock
P.S. Prayers for you Mavis. I have dealt with migraines & ornery sisters- both pains! Hope things improve on both fronts.

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52415: Hey everyone, it's raining cats and dogs here this afternoon...glad I'm inside! Mavis you are in my prayers, hang in things will improve. Sterling...I had to laugh when I read your post about your car windows. I have a new vehicle and I noticed this little light on my instrument panel....had no idea what it was, it was on for a couple of days, looked like it had tire treads at the bottom, I walked around and checked the tires and they were fine....the next morning I checked them again and sure enough one tire was half flat. I made it to the gas station and got it fixed. While I was waiting I got out the Manual and sure enough it was an indication of a tire going flat. A few days later I stopped for coffee and when I got in the vehicle I couldn't get the key to work, it wouldn't turn on. I kept trying and nothing, I was determined I wasn't going to call my husband to rescue me so I got out the manual again and found what the problem was...I had turned the steering wheel when I got out and it locked. One turn of the wheel and I was back in business. This was during the time I had my arm in the sling and a chest wrap and was driving with one hand!!!


May 16, 2007 - Msg 52416: Asa, sorry to hear about your mishap, glad to hear you are mending. My Father-in-law had been falling a lot at home and we didn't know about it till he ended up in the hospital. He had bleeding in the head and had to have it drained. It affected his memory for several weeks...didn't know who we were and even now he gets confused. Glad I found you here Asa....feels like old times.