May 25, 2007 - Msg 52672: Hey Frankie,,TOM,Sterling,Boo,Romeena...horatio..Rev..hazel.possum,millie,miller,M-T,afd,md,mdc and all...Frankie which end of the porch are you on again? in Hot Georgia!...hey at work till 6 am again then off the weekend..may get some fishing in...Rev you have a safe trip...anybody cook supper yet Maude?..if not I will put some shish-k-bobs beef and shrimp on the bbq for later..your slaw and corn bread and corn on the cob...tea and what ever Millie brings...well let me get back to a little work....SPOT

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52673: SWISH!! tail done it!!! SPOT

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52674: Spot...right now I don't even know which end is up. We are dog sitting our childrens dogs while they are away for the week-end. We also have a dog and the three of them get along fairly well. Ours is the alpha dog, but the other two think they are also! We are also going to their homes taking care of cats. I'm going to be exhausted by the time Monday rolls around. My father-in-law who is now living with us has dementia and it's very hard to deal with...90% of the time he doesn't know who we are or where he is for that matter. Things will improve, things will improve...maybe if I keep repeating "things will improve" they will!

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52675: Romeena - that was for REGULAR - not the high priced stuff! And yes, it is expensive. My car gets fairly decent gas mileage (about 27) but I travel about 80-100 miles a day. It doesn't take long to use up the gas.

We aren't going to the mountains Frankie - if you don't mind riding in the back of the truck - come on in! My niece is marrying her Navy pilot on Sunday in Dickson, TN at a state park. It is going to be Hot - Hot - Hot! It sounds like you might need a break from all the barking at your house!

Me-They, that was the Motley Crue version, if you saw me singing - you would say I was part of a "motley crue!" Ha Ha

We bought pizza and hoagies from the little store in town for supper. I have a ton of things to get finished before we leave in the morning. First it is to my husband's families graves in Kentucky and then on to Tennessee.

Here is a funny - my son had "pioneer day" yesterday at school. The girls had to bring in boxed lunches and the boys had to buy them and then share them with the girl. My son was happy - he had fried chicken, corn bread, choco milk and homemade choco chip cookies. Most of the boys got pbj or bologna sandwiches. He did very well! It was really cute! Then the money that was used to buy the boxed lunches went to buy them ice cream at the little dairy barn up the street - that they as classes walked to. Ah - doesn't it sound like Mayberry?


May 25, 2007 - Msg 52676: Happy Birthday to Tom! Hope you've had a nice day.
And a Happy Belated Birthday to Asa!
Boo,I read a book not long ago that was called "The Good Nearby." It followed an abused & neglected girl throughout her life. When she was small,she was close to her Christian grandmother who always told her to "look for the good nearby." She also taught her to try to one day be the "good nearby" for someone. Well, I believe you were the "Good Nearby" for your friend Karen and her family. God Bless you as you lay your friend to rest this weekend.I'll be thinking of you.
Well,I've been galivanting all day long,so I'm gonna scoot back under my rock and rest! Everyone have a nice night.
possum under a rock

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52677: Well homemaker that sounds guest great about the lunches at school...just like Mayberry!...Frankie hope your dog sitting goes well..its "no rain in site" here in ga..great for the beach or lake but not my garden and yard...possum where have ya been galivanting at all day?..garage sales?..anyone want half of my twix bar?...HM your son need to hang on to the little box lunch cook girl...she sounds like the cats!...well my braves are on...hope your trip is going well Rev...back in a bit...SPOT

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52678: Boo, Mr. Hazel is on the new drug for diabetes that you inject. It's called Byetta. It may be the same thing that Ro mentioned, but perhaps it goes by that name also, I don't know. The side effects are awful. I guess about half the people that are prescribed it give up, because of the terrible side effects. Mr. Hazel is bravely trying to stick it out; he's been on it about 4 months. Sick as a dog most days, but having the time of his life. (yeah, right).
- Hazel

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52679: I always hated when Andy ask people if they would like a bottle of POP!!! You don't talk like this when refering to a soft drink in the deep south. Maybe in the Carolinas. A soft drink is refered to as a COKE even if the only thing you had in the fridge was Royal Crown or DR. Pepper.

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52680: Ro, am going to do my best to get some pictures of the fawns. Richard (my son) tried to get a few last night but it was to dark. They weren’t here this evening, but will try. Just the normal thirty of so were here, another 50lb sack of corn consumed, but we love them. I am going to need an address to send the pictures to…you can send it to me: erst ‘at’ if you want. I think I have a number of pictures of the deer, but want to get some now.
Have to get Richard to the airport at 6 in the morning. He is going on vacation to Hawaii by way of Ft. Lauderdale. Not to shock anyone, but he spent almost two years there in the Federal Detention Center. (we work for a company that does the electronic systems for prisons/jails etc). Still a bachelor at 40, is going with a great little girl he met when he was in the Broward County Jail (another two year project). She was his deputy escort on that job.
Got just over 1.5” rain today and more expected. Very strange weather for this part, not hit 90F yet. Tomato plants loaded with green tomatoes and will wager they split before they turn red ‘cause of the rain.
Prayers for all, especially for Bo & Millie.

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52681: sorry, that was Boo & Millie.

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52682:
Lots of good porch talk. have a great weekend. Pause for at least a moment to remember all our war dead from 1776 to the present. God bless em all!

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52683: Hey there a big garden person, what area of the porch are ya located? in the good old south Georgia!..send us some rain..we are dry..dry dry...I will take a bottle of that Pop and a slim jim...MDC,Mavis,Rev,MD and all race fans...the big 600 this weekend!..Jr set a 30 day deadline today for a team he goes with RCS..well Millie are you feeling ok?..Boo how is Bruce?..Frankie is it dry where you are?..hazel you want you and I to treat the porch breakfast in the morning...I will cook a big one and you can serve...Asa you can park cars...well let me run the midnight reports...back in a bit....SPOT

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52684: Thats "RCR"...sorry fat paws

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52685: hello from Mississippi how is everyone

May 25, 2007 - Msg 52686: Well hello Mississippi!...pull up a chair and rock! the cook here most of the time. here on the southern end of the porch in Ga. ..ya need to get a porch name!..we just rock and talk about just about everything here!...SPOT

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52687: Good idea, Spot! You cook and I'll serve. (I think that means I get the tips)
- Hazel

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52688: Think we can get Asa to park he will charge 2 bits a piece!...SPOT

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52689: For 2 bits? Sure, I'' park em.


May 26, 2007 - Msg 52690: Homemaker, think I'll pass on riding in the back of the truck, I might swallow a bug!! Did your niece's pilot go to the Naval Academy? I live across the river from the Naval Academy.

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52691: Well, just having my morning coffee before getting ready...not looking forward to today but I'm ok. We spent 3 hours last night with family and friends at the church during the viewing and it was much easier than I thought, I felt better than I had all week. Karen's kids are doing ok, so I'm doing ok. I am telling you, all the prayers are causing amazing results. The children are doing so much better than I expected and such an outpouring of concern from the community. I think most of Zach's baseball team showed up last night. Zach and Ali were actually laughing with their friends and when Zach's team mates showed up. Zach said, "I am really lucky". Wow, coming from a 13 year old at a time like this. He is a very special young man. Thank you again, I am seeing hope instead of despair, and even laughter along with the tears. What a work of grace I am seeing in all of this.

Thank you for those kind words, Possum. It's a good thought....

Hazel, Byetta is the drug I was thinking of, just couldn't remember the name of it. I feel for your hubby. Hope things work out and he starts feeling better soon.

SPOT, Bruce is ok, thank you for asking. I can't remember if I already told you guys about the dr's visit yesterday but his blood sugar was ok. His cholesterol was high so the doc started him on a low dose of Lipitor. His creatinine was above normal (kidney function) so the doc wants to rule out something called Renal Stenosis. He doesn't think he has it because he is younger than most who do but still wants to rule it out since he has high blood pressure...long story, anyway, we are trying to get his problems all worked out. He will be having the stress test next week for his heart.

Well, better hit the shower and get going. May you all have a blessed Saturday.


May 26, 2007 - Msg 52692: Boo laughter is good medication it help to make you feel good all the time.
Romee now about sending some of the rain you have me way, we can used some.


May 26, 2007 - Msg 52693: Mornin' y'all! Nah,Spot,didn't hit the garage sales- went to library, Kmart,and Walmart.And Msg 52679 is right- we don't call soda "POP" down here! (I'm in SC btw.)Everything is either Coke or soda. Andy was just trying to sound "Yankee-fied". Sorry all y'all Northerners!
Boo,glad the children are coping well. Will say a special prayer today.
Tom,I would've sent you some rain for your birthday but we don't have any down here in S.C.! Maybe Ro can spare enough for us both!
Well, I have some things to catch up on around here,since I was off galivanting yesterday! Y'all have a good Saturday!
possum under a rock

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52694: My sister lives in Illinois and she calls soda "pop". When we were together a couple of years age I mentioned I wanted a soda and she looked at me a little funny and asked "do you have an upset stomach"? I said no I'm just thirsty...she thougt I wanted baking soda to settle me tummy! Does anyone really use baking soda for an upset stomach? Oh well, here on the East coast we call coke or pepsi "soda".

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52695: Hi, I am the Andy fan who wrote the item about being upset about Mayberry's use of the term "POP" for soda or a coke. I Like your form. Moved back to my hometown in North Louisiana since moving to Dallas in 1987. Was member of the ReRun Watcher's club of Ouachita Parish way back in the eighties.

I am Ron Howard's age and grew up with baseball and the show like Opie. If it is not taken,I will be known as Charlene Darling's betroved, "DUB Walsh". Anybody listen to the old "Dillard's" records from the sixties. The group was one of Andy's favorites and they were Briscoe Darling's "THE BOYS" on the greatest TV. comedy ever made.

Your new friend,

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52696: Hi Dub, welcome. I have been away from the "Porch" for awhile and just recently came I'm kinda a newbie also.

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52697: Link to wikipedia site for the Dillards

Your man in army uniform on Memorial day weekend,
Dub Walsh

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52698: Sorry everyone, my new name is Dudley A. Walsh, just call me DUD.
Thanks for the welcome Frankie.

The "DUD".

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52699: Welcome to you, Dub Walsh. I think, many years ago, we had a "Dub", (or was it "Dud"?) but they haven't been around in a long time. Actually, I think Charlene's husband was Dudley Wash, nicknamed Dud. How do you feel about being Dud Wash? Anyway, Dub or Dud, you're welcome here.

Boo, prayers are with you on this day. I'm glad the viewing went well last night, and hope the funeral goes as well. Blessings upon that family, and their friends, please Lord.

I never heard the term "pop" until I met the man who would become my husband. He was from Michigan, and it's all "pop" up there. He laughed at me for saying "soda water". That's what we said when I was a kid. Somewhere along the way, the "water" was dropped, and now most Texans just say "sodas" or "cokes". Actually, I guess "cokes" is used the most. Saying "pop" around here would earn you a strange look.

Well, I'm off to have a little lunch. Got some leftover lentil stew, should go down right well. I love lentils, especially with onions, lots of sausage, and a can of tomatoes cooked in. Wish I had some cornbread, but don't want to bother making it.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52700: Ha! Looks like my Dud/Dub comments were a bit late. Welcome anyway. --Romeena

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52701:
Hello Dub....Good to have you rocking with us.

Spot....I think Jr will go with RCR also because he mentioned earlier that he wanted to go with one of three treams: RCR, Joe Gibbs or Hendrick. But Hendrick says he has no room for Jr and Gibbs says he doesn't want Jr because Budwisser does not fit into his Christian beliefs. We'll see.

Hello Mississippi....come on back and sit a spell with us. Like Spot said, grab you a Maberry name and join in.

Can't stay....I'll try to check in tonight after the concert. Be blessed and know that I'm praying for you all.

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52702:

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52703: Hazel:

This is the "DUD". I was told by the DR. 8 Yrs ago that I had diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, I weighed 268 and was frequently out of breath and had a 1 yr old child. Cholesterol is under control the others I still have issues with.

After evaluated I lost over 50 lbs in 8 months and have kept my weight in the 210 to 215 range at 6'3" in height. I still have problems while my diabetic co-workers cheat and they feel better than I do. Strange sickness.

Please give Mr. Hazel my regards and I will be praying for him. I went to culinary school and know how to cook for diabetics even though I know the LA. cajun/creole playbook recepies to put a smile on the most unfriendly undiabetic face.

If I can help you guys in anyway please send a message. A quick treat is peeled bananas, imitation brown sugar, butter substitute in oven with broiler on, turn once and viola a good desert for the diabetic.

Take care,
The "DUD"

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52704: How many people that visit this site are being affected by diabetes? I have lost count. I am sure that most would like a light hearted site but the other stuff is important. Anybody out there to clue me in?

The "DUD"

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52705: Welcome to Dud. Here in Idaho, most people call it "pop". If we say we want a coke, we really do mean that we want a coke. It doesn't stand for all sodapops in general. It's rare to hear someone call it a soda.
Aint life funny.
- Hazel

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52706: Hey, Dud. I'm a diabetic, insulin dependent, age almost 68, about 30 pounds overweight, cholesterol acceptable, and blood sugar in good control. I cheat, abominably. Actually, it's not cheating, because I told my endocrinologist up front that I would not follow a diabetic diet, so he should not order my medications or insulin based on the assumption that I would. He just laughed and thanked me for my honesty. I agreed to certain concessions - two cookies instead of five, such as that. I do not touch artificial sweeteners in any form. I can't stand the taste, and they give me headaches. I believe we'll start seeing them removed from the market in a few years. However, another of my concessions is that I drink unsweetened tea, a lot of it. I drink maybe one or two cokes a month, if any at all. I agreed to check my blood sugar frequently, like three or four times a day or more, and I use short-acting insulin as needed, with a morning dose of Lantus to provide long-term coverage. My last Hemoglobin A1C was 6.7. I see my doctor twice a year, and he monitors everything, including running a print-out from my meter. He's happy with my control.

Now, having spouted all that about myself, I have to say that I do know that not every diabetic is as fortunate as I apparently am. Some are quite vigilant in their habits and diet, and still can't keep their sugar in control. As you said, it's a strange condition. I'm one of the luckier ones.

I do have some cardiac problems, but they're of long standing, and unrelated to my diabetes, which is only about six or seven years old. Primarily, there's a pretty bad valve, another slightly bad valve, and an electrical conduction problem. So far, all managed pretty well with Atenolol, though a valve replacement and a pacer could be in my future some day. If so, so be it.

Ok, who wants to tell about their ills? The floor is yours! --Romeena

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52707: Romeena, I can feel some of your pain. Please no "POP" offers of sugar fed drinks.

Your friend,
The "DUD"

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52708:
Hey Folks

Welcome DUD!

Hazel-Same for around these parts. If you ask for a coke you'll get a coke. However, if you ask for a soda, you'll get a scoop of vanilla ice-cream in your coke, which I happen to love. We seldom hear "soda" but when folks use that phrase around here they are usually from NYC or Ohio.

Boo-Hang in there.

Just fine! How are things in Mississippi?

We had a couple of coyotes get in our garage and make a mess of it yesterday. They usually don't come near the homes but a fellow who lives down the road saw them (two of them) in there. oh well.


May 26, 2007 - Msg 52709: Spot, I think Junior will either start his own team or go with RCR. It's a shame that Theresa wouldn't work with Junior, she's going to lose about 50% anyway so why not give it to Junior. I wonder if Dale, Sr. had a will? You would certainly think so and if he did why didn't he leave half of the business to Junior. Any guesses who will be the driver for DEI? Who is your favorite driver Spot? I like Junior and Tony Stewart.

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52710: Frankie, I am just starting to appreciate NASCAR. No Beef with the wins/losses.,

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52711: Gosh, auh20! Coyotes in the garage? What on earth were they looking for in there? Garbage, I guess. I'm surprised they ventured that close, coyotes in this part of the country are pretty shy. They'll hang out around outbuildings, but I can't imagine one actually coming up and into a garage. Of course, here in the middle of town, we never see them at all, but folks on the outskirts sometimes do. When we lived in the country when I was a kid, they came around now and then, but never that close to the house. About all I see here in town these days is the occasional raccoon, and more frequently, a possum or two. Naturally, squirrels are everywhere. We had a few woodrats out back until a hawk moved in for a while. Haven't seen a rat in a year or more, and the hawk seems to have moved on as well. Years ago, we had a family of skunks in our tool shed, but I haven't seen one of them in many years now.

Ha! So if you ask for a soda, you get exactly that - a soda. That's funny, because around here I guess it all depends on your location at the time of the request. Ask for a soda at a party, or a gas station, or a friend's house, and they'll ask "what kind", because they know you mean a soft drink. Ask for a soda in a drug store or ice cream shop, and you'll get - yep, a soda, complete with ice cream, flavored syrup and fizzy water. Isn't language a fascinating thing?

Well, guess I'll go root through my closet and try to find something to wear tomorrow. Is anybody else planning to wear earrings? I thought I might, but don't want to be the only one. I don't want to appear too worldly.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52712: Well, Romeena, I'm wearing earings, but not the dangly ones. That would be too much. Just some pearl button earings.

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52713: Thanks, Millie. At least I won't be the only one. I won't be wearing dangly ones either. Just some little gold swirly things. I think they'll be okay. --Romeena

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52714: Hi All.
I had a nice day for my birthday.
Romeena- how about sending me some of the rin you are all gitting, and have you heard from don.
Millie- hoe are you feeling what all this warm days.


If your ship has run amuck
Or sunk to ocean's floor;
If your heart has given up
And you can take no more;
Carry all your woes to Him.
Place them in His care.
Know that He will help you through
Your days of dark despair,
Throughout all time and seasons,
Ride with them you must.
Take your problems to the Lord
In Him put all your trust.
It may take hours, days or weeks,
Or mahbe even more;
But if you have deep faith in Him,
He'll bring your ship to shore.


May 26, 2007 - Msg 52715: Now, TOM, what on earth do you want with earrings? Gonna swap 'em for some gum wrappers? Thanks for the poem. Sometimes it does seem that my ship has sunk, but He always manages to raise it and salvage my cargo. No, I haven't heard from Don in quite a while. He and his wife travel a lot, though, they may be gone. --Romeena

May 26, 2007 - Msg 52716: Well, I'm wearing earrings, silver dangly ones.

Thanks for that wonderful poem, TOM.

You folks sure brighten my day! Such humor and good conversation. I want to welcome DUD, you seem to fit right in here for sure. How old are you, if I might ask, Dud?

Well, Karen's funeral was very special. The church was full with so many friends and co-workers. Folks had the opportunity to share something about Karen if they wished and that was so sweet to hear. Our pastor, Mark, knew Karen well so the eulogy was just perfect. I did ok and so did the family. The hardest part was the graveside, it just feels so final, but I could feel the many prayers and I can't tell you how relieved I am at how the children are coping at this point. I know there will be tough days ahead but for now, they are doing very well. They wanted to come home with me today after the funeral so they came and hung out here and played with Sean and Erin. They all wanted to go see Shrek 3 so I took them tonight. It was hard for me because I am used to Karen being with us when we go to the movies. I felt really lonely but I know it will get easier in time. I'm just rejoicing in how well the kids are doing and that their dad seems to be letting them spend time with us. So, while I am feeling more pain today than yesterday, I also am feeling relief and thankfulness.

Thank you for your prayers and support. You just don't know what a comfort you have all been to me this week. You are priceless!


May 26, 2007 - Msg 52717:
Boo glad to hear there is some peace in the mist of these sad times. Stll praying!

Dud...where in La are you from? Good to have you here.

Wanted to let you all know the concert went good tonight.
Got to head to bed. Early morning. Prayers for all.

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52718: Boo, Rev and friends,

I am 48 years young and I have recently moved from Dallas Texas to my hometown (Mayberry?) of Monroe, Louisiana on the banks of Bayou DeSiard. I have been in Dallas since 1987 and I hated the godawfull place. Got a 10 year old daughter to care for and doing a lot of fishing. My 82 yr old mother still lives in my original childhood home in Monroe. Got to help her out, she has some health problems but still drives and makes it to church 3 plus times a week. Hope I make it to this age and do as well.

Thanks for the Welcomes everyone.

Your friend,
The "DUD"

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52719: I have lived in Texas recently and Louisiana most of my life. Two of the most productive energy producing areas in the world. The gas prices are outrageous and the news media tells me that the lowest prices are in "NEW JERSEY". Have they ever drilled a well in that state? What's up?

Dudley A. Walsh

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52720: Romeena- that was to said send me some rain not rin .
We have not no rain aruold here for day .
But somr part had some.


May 27, 2007 - Msg 52721: Hey, Tom, I'll send you some rain if I can, but I'm having a very hard time figuring out how to package it. It keeps leaking out! (teehee) --Romeena

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52722: Hey, Romeena, why don't you try a rain dance?? hehe


May 27, 2007 - Msg 52723: Oh, and thanks for the information about yourself, DUD. My dad was born in Louisianna (Welsh, I think I spelled that right) and left it for Texas when he was a young boy. His dad worked in the oil field. His family ended up in a little town called Bangs, Texas, but he has relatives in Welsh and his parents are burried there. I am 44, about to be 45 in July, so we are in the same age range. I have a very sweet husband and 2 children (ages 12 and 5...had the last one when I was 39!). We live in the Corpus Christi area and I would gladly move if all my loved ones and husband's job didn't matter (but they do).

Well, I had better get ready for church....where are those earrings.....?


May 27, 2007 - Msg 52724: Good Sabbath everyone. Hope you are all well.

Welcome Dud Wash. Hope you like it here on the porch.

Well if Millie, Ro and Boo are wearing earings to preachin I guess I will too. I wanna be part of the gang!

Glad you concert went well Rev. I was ready to pitch in if needed. I'll keep the old larnyx limber just in case I need to gas it up!

Well thanks to your encouragment Dr. P. I went out yesterday and redid the garden. Planted more corn and tomatoes. Actually some of the corn I thought I had lost seemed to be doing better now that it's warmed up again so I only replanted 1/2 of what I thought I might. We'll see how it grows.

Boo, I'm glad the funeral went well and I pray for you all in the coming weeks. It has always been my experience when losing someone close that the first week is kind of unreal and my mind is numb. It is in the weeks that follow when I really start feeling the loss. I pray for comfort for you and those children. I worry about you Boo. Your burdens seem so great at times and I know your plate is so full. Please take care of yourself.

Millie, how are you doing these days? I pray for you every morning and night, and for your family.

Romeena, is Sugarplum doing well? When's her next appointment?

Frankie, I have never seen the Blue Angels perform in person. We have a huge Airforce base near our home and the Airforce Thunderbirds come here every other year for an air show so I get to see them all the time. Plus they are stationed at Nellis Airforce base outside of Las Vegas and we have seen them doing their training there quite a few times while driving past on our way to California.

Glad your Birthday went well Tom. We are Gemeni's!

Hope you all have a wondeful Memorial day tomorrow. We are going to decorate some graves. Prayers for our troops and for our Country. We had better get it together soon folks. I'm worried.


May 27, 2007 - Msg 52725: Well I am going to a typical Cajun Memorial Day party after Church. Yesterday I picked up 40 lbs of live crawfish at the seafood market and went to the farmer's market and got new potatoes, corn on the cobb and Sweet Vidalia onions. Picked up some fresh crab boil, seasonings and my favorite Louisiana Hot Sauce (Panola Plantation Brand) that is partly owned by a childhood friend. I will be using my new crawfish/fried turkey cooker that I just bought for the first time. I have wore out two previous cooking rigs. Will boil those ingredients up and go over to a version of a cajun surf and turf party. There will be duck, geese, venison and my favorite venison sauage. I will be bringing the crawdads, vegetables and fixins. Will be cooking after Church before the party. I am going to earn my keep today.

Everybody have a good day and this diabetic is off his diet today. Don't tell my Endicronoligist.

The "Dud"

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52726: Hey Asa...the Blue Angles perform here every year and I never get tired of watching them. The Thunderbirds can here and performed one year...they were awesome! How's your corn crop coming along?

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52727: Welcome Dud! That crawfish supper sounds GREAT! Hope you bought enough for all the porchsters, you know we like to eat, especially Asa!
Things here have been so busy & crazy, getting things ready for the wedding & such, sure is alot to do. We are taking the RV out to Boone for our honeymoon & we are getting that ready too. We had pictures done yesterday for our newspaper announcement, I'm gonna get a few of them sent over to Ro for her album.
Best get off here for a while & get started again, lots to do, good thing it's a 3 day weekend. Later taters

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52728: Gosh, I'm so happy for you Mavis. What a blessing to hear about your upcoming wedding and honeymoon. Can't wait to see your picture. We all know how much you have been through in the past few years and it makes me very happy that YOU are happy. God bless your marriage with peace and love for many years to come.

Your friend always,

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52729: Good afternoon, all. Millie, I hope you didn't mind, but I changed my mind and wore my pearl earrings, too. The sweater I wore has little seed pearls on it, and the pearl studs just looked better than the gold swirly things. Asa, I can't believe you wore those earrings. Wearing earrings with a toolbelt, especially after Easter, is just plain tacky.

Dud, don't plan on me for the crawfish count. There are very, very few food items that I'll turn down, but mudbugs just aren't on my menu. For one thing, I don't like to eat something that's still moving when it's being cooked. I will make an exception to that rule for lobster, as long as I don't have to be present for the deed. Yes, I'm the world's biggest hypocrite. I won't shoot a deer either, but I'll join you for some venison sausage.

Sugarplum is doing fine, Asa. Still no report on the re-cut and re-read on her pathology, will probably be at least another week, but she's bouncing around here like a puppy. If she's still got cancer somewhere, she's hiding it well. I'm just enjoying her, one day at a time.

Well, I hear my big chair calling me. There's room for the Plum and me both in that chair, and I think we'll just settle in for a nap. Have a lovely Sabbath afternoon, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52730: Oh, Mavis! Let me second Boo's sentiments. I'm just delighted that a season of happiness has entered your life. It's been a while coming, and I'm thrilled for you. God bless every moment! --Romeena

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52731: Thanks Romeena and Boo I am head over heels for this man, still pinching myself to make sure I'm not dreaming all this! ;)
I sent the pics for the photo album.

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52732: Hey again, Mavis. I just this minute received the pictures by email, and they are in the album, even as we speak. They're on the second page of your sub-album. Folks, when you get enough pictures of yourself and your family in the album, I'll make a sub-album for you, as I've done for Spot and Mavis. If you have digital pictures, you can email them to me at Romeena at airmail dot net, or if you have prints and need to snail mail them, just email me at that address and I'll send you my snail mail address. I don't want to post it on a public site. If you send me prints, I can scan them and get them in the album easily, it's no problem. Digital is faster, but scanning is almost as easy. Just include a SASE if you want your prints back. Even if you forget, I'll send them back to you anyway!

Sugarplum says hey! -- Romeena

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52733: Mavis, he looks like a fine man. Congratulations, to both of you! I think he picked a peach too. --Romeena

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52734:
Mavis....Wish you the very best in your up-comimg wedding. The pics are really nice.

Dud....good ole Monroe. I'm through that area a good bit each year. (Peacanland Mall, Barnhills,etc..) Have they finished working on the road beside the college yet? They have been working on that road for the last 3 or 4 years. Last year I was going through there with my motorhome and trailer and didn't think I was going to make it because it was so narrow.
I use to schedule the Christian TV station there but it got to the point that I was so booked up that I just couldn't do it.

Race tonight...should be a good one.

I'll check back later....Prayers for all!

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52735:
Busy porch, and new folk too, even Dud, one o my kinfolk! Welcome all.
Boo- glad things are well, kepping the prayers coming.
Sterling and Mrs Wiley and others- Happy Pentecost Sunday!
Have a great day!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52736: Mavis, congrats and the very best of luck to you and the guy that was lucky enough to find you.

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52737: Hello everyone.

To Rev. I re-visited your web site. I was surprised that considering how busy you mentioned that you are with your travelling ministry, you don't list places and dates of your concerts and appearances. Do you list this information in your free newsletter? Do you ever get close to Chicago or Toronto?

from Poor Horatio

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52738: Thanks MDC, I appreciate it. Today is a much easier day. I was afraid church might be tough, but it really wasn't. Karen's children were there with their dad and his girlfriend and we all sat together like usual. The children were even in sunday school. Hooray!! See what God is doing through your many prayers. It feels like a miracle to me.

Very cool pictures, Mavis. Handsome man you have there. Thanks for sharing....the pictures, not the man. haha


May 27, 2007 - Msg 52739: Boo, I still can not get into Romeena's photo album, I get to the photo album site and do the search but Romeena's doesn't come up, any suggestions? I would love to see the pictures in the album.

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52740: Hello to my new friends:

The porch has been busy, I hope I cleaned up the loose crawfish shells that accumulated on this fine site to everyones satisfaction.

We had a real fine cookout at my friends house. Everybody cleaned out their freezers and brought different game to cook on the grill. My boiled Crawfish and Fixins are always a big hit in Dallas. Since my cookers have been in Dallas, some of the people at the party have not had Boiled Crawfish "A La Dudley" in more than 20 years. I could turn up the heat a litte more for the ladies than I could in Big D. I am stuffed and wore out.

To Romeena: Crawfish are La. Lobsters and the price in restaurants in Dallas is higher for crawfish than lobster. $6.99 to $7.99lb for the best crawfish in certain Dallas restaurants. 4 to 5 lbs of whole crawfish will get you around a pound of edible meat (no heads). Cajuns eat anything that moves anyway.

To Rev: Glad you know my town. I live about 2 miles from the University of La at Monroe on Bayou DeSiard. DeSiard St. (HWY 80) in front of the University is in the clean up stage of repair. People in Monroe think Pecanland Mall is to far out of the way. Try Dallas shopping, good luck!!!

Good to know than Mr. Darling's Cuz is on the porch. I might need someone to watch my back if Ernest T. comes by startin' trouble with Charlene.

Everybody have a great holiday tomorrow. I won't need dinner tonite.

Dudley A. Walsh (The DUD)

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52741: The crawfish sound yummy Dud. We had steamed hard crabs today, our first of the season and a cookout. I could actually bite into a burger today without fear of hurting my front teeth. When I fell I knocked three front teeth loose and they are still 'mending'. Not being able to bite down on food has helped me loose 16 lbs.

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52742: watching the race ..hope everyone has a great memorial day tommorrow

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52743: Thanks folks, I think he's pretty fine myself! I am getting more & more excited about the wedding. Hope to get pictures of that sent to Romeena when we get married. Frankie the web address to Romeena's pictures is
Best get off here & get back to the RV

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52744: DUD, try this: (without the spaces, of course) www . romeena . myphotoalbum . com
This should bring up Romeena's photo album. Just click on Porchsters and families. Good luck.


May 27, 2007 - Msg 52745: Hi, all. I hope everyone can get to the album okay, because the pictures of Mavis and Robert are there, and Ray just sent me three pictures of the deer in his front yard, and they're in there now, too. Beautiful deer, beautiful yard, beautiful pictures! Thanks, Ray!

Frankie, I'm sorry you're having trouble eating, but maybe I should get somebody to hit me with a leg o'lamb or something, so I could lose 16 lbs too! What a lovely consequence to your accident. That is, unless you couldn't afford to lose 16 lbs, in which case I'll be right over to beat you up.

Well, the Crufts Dog Show is on Animal Planet right now, guess I'll go watch it. I declare, I never saw so many different breeds of dogs, and for sure, some of them just look like any old mutt to me. I'm sure their breeders wouldn't appreciate that, but do you know what I mean? Many of the breeds are easily recognized, and I can name them, but some are just totally foreign and look pretty generic. Of course, the Crufts show is British, and a lot of European breeds are represented. The Eukanuba or AKC show here usually is made up of more recognizable breeds.

Sugarplum (who outshines them all, in my opinion) says hey! --Romeena

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52746: BOO:

I saw the pictures on the site. Everyone looks real normal, kind of like they belong on a porch somewhere dreaming of not having a band concert on the weekend.

SPOT: It says you are the primetime cook on the porch. I might enlist to be your Sous Chef or in Mayberry lingo, I could be called your sometimes talented helper who knows how to put out fires. I went to culinary school in Dallas and know how to whip up a few things. I Like your boat, the only thing I will miss about Dallas is fishing & women courting with my best friend who is more of a DOG than SugarPlum. He has a great fishing boat and he has another large cabin cruiser with bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette etc...that is so large it should be on the Gulf of Mexico. The women sure like having that bathroom on board.

Only one NASCAR driver can win, hope someone on the porch got the satisfaction of their driver winning.

The "DUD"

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52747: Er, um, Dud, I think I should warn you. The Plum and other porchsters of the canine persuasion are not (whispering) "dogs". They are furkids, and don't you forget it! There are a number of them - I won't try to name them because with my sieve-like memory I'd leave someone out, and would feel terrible, but there are a bunch, and they all hold one common conviction - "Boy, giraffes are selfish!". --Romeena

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52748: I apologize Romeena, my mother & sister are huge pet lovers who treat their furkids in kind. In my younger days I was Asst. Head Primate Keeper and Asst. Head Reptile Keeper at the Monroe La. zoo while going to college. I have a love for exotic animals as well as my family's assorted Furkids. Boy, I have some stories to tell about working at the Zoo. I

Have a great night everyone.
The "Dud"

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52749:
Hello porch family.....Pray that everyone had a great worship day.

PH....I do sometimes put my schedule on my site. (not always) I need to update it now. It's a month behind. I get a little slack on my web site sometimes. And no, I've really never had any concerts in the Chicago or Toronto area. I do a lot in Florida, Tenn, Maine, La and Tx. Of coarse I do other states but around 80% of my dates are in the mentioned states. We have been asked about doing a tour in Canada but I just haven't set things up for it. (Of course I'm always open for new contacts) Thanks for asking.

Cassy Mears wins his first NASCAR race. A lot of suprises at the finish.

Spot...our Braves are losing and the Mets are winning. Gotta get em turned around before they get too far back.

You all have a good night and prayers for all.
Remember.....Jesus loves you!

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52750: Hey folks,

Sorry to just drop in now and again and leave notes...the barber shop just keeps me clipping is the problem.

In my spare time I have created The Mayberry Channel over at YouTube
(cut & paste the above to your browser address bar)

There are 6 videos over there right now and I'm going to be adding more. Everything I post there will be "Mayberry" related. The plan is to add clips from Mayberry Events of the past so that everyone can see what we do there.

It'll also be fun for folks to re-live memories. Some of the videos there right now are from as far back as 1995.

I hope you enjoy *may* need broadband to see the videos...I'm not sure.


May 27, 2007 - Msg 52751: Hey Floyd!...shucks..just been at the lake...yall been eating well?...hey Rev,MDC,MD and all race fans!...good race...well let me read the mail...breakfast on me at waffle house on me and Asa.....SPOT

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52752: Goober says hey and goodnight!

May 27, 2007 - Msg 52753: God bless all you veterans and everyone who serves to keep this wonderful nation safe and free!! You're the cats!!

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52754: "Any 'ole tramps down there?" "No, none down there!"

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52755: Thanks Floyd for creating the Mayberry Channel over at YouTube. Now those of us who missed the TAGS imitators perform in public can watch them perform online. Watching Barney and Ernest T. dance was an unexpected treat. I also loved watching and listening to the Dillards perform "Dooley" and Charlene sing "There was a time" during the wedding skit. Only one problem. Why are the television videos digging in the black? Can it be corrected with a proc amp?

from Poor Horatio

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52756: Romeena, I'm a pet lover, especially dogs. We have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever who is seven our son has an English Springer Spaniel that he got from rescue and our daughter has a mixed breed from the shelter. They have been very good this week-end.

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52757: Romeena, you sure in fine humor!

Just watched part of the selfish giraffe episode over on YouTube. So cute. I love when Barney gets all those dogs in the squad car, to drive them out to the country, he opens the door to get in and he tells the dog, "Hey, move over, I'm drivin'"! ha

What is everyone doing today? We are going to Mom-in-law's for a cook out.


May 28, 2007 - Msg 52758: Happy Memorial Day to all- remembering those who sacrificed their freedom so that we could have ours. God Bless our Troops!
Welcome to the Porch Dud! Glad to have ya rockin' with us. I'm possum from down near Charleston,SC. Gonna be same age as you on July 30th. Married,one grown daughter and a 3 yr. old grandgirl named Laci that I talk about a lot here. We're in Ro's album if you want to see what a Southern lady possum & her grandchild look like!
Mavis,you deserve EVERY bit of happiness! I'm gonna have to peek in the album and check out your Mr. Robert. Best of everything to you.
I need to get things together for the family cookout,so I'd better get busy. Have a great day!
possum under a rock
P.S. For any fans of the game show "Match Game" (I know Sterling is) I just heard that Charles Nelson Reilly passed away. He was 76. What a cut-up he was!

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52759: Good morning, all. Boo, I love that whole episode, and the part you mentioned is one of my favorites. I've told this before, but for the benefit of newcomers, here it is again: A few years ago I was running errands and had the Plum with me. I stopped at the post office and ran in for just a minute, leaving her in the car. (I could see her from inside, it's a small neighborhood sub-station.) When I came out, she was in my seat, with her front paws on the wheel. I said "Move over, I'm drivin'!" A man just entering his car on the other side of mine laughed out loud, gave me a thumbs-up, and said "That's one of my favorite episodes!" Then he got in his car and drove away, leaving me laughing as I got into mine. Only a true TAGS fan would have recognized my comment as a TAGS quote.

Omigosh! There's a beautiful little green and yellow parakeet in my back yard! It was walking across the pond bridge, and now has flown up to the cable line. I wonder if I stand any chance of catching it? I'll go put some seed out - back in a bit. --Romeena