May 28, 2007 - Msg 52760: Well, I'm back. He's still perched on that wire, hasn't made any effort to visit the seed. I'm watching him through my binoculars, and he doesn't look well. He's fluffed up, and his eyes are half closed. Poor little thing, no doubt he's used to being in a house with a/c, with a full seed cup and water cup, and protection all around. Now he's got to hunt for seed and probably doesn't even know how, it's hot and humid outside, and he has no protection except his own wings. Also, he's wet from trying to land on a lily pad in the pond. Sure wish I could catch him. I'd go get him a nice cage and make him a part of the family. Theoretically, he's captive bred and raised, as there are now laws against importing wild birds, so I doubt he'll survive for long on his own. Poor little birdie. I'll keep you posted.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52761: Well, the porch benefited from all my nervous energy, as I worry about that little bird. I had to do something, so I swept. --Romeena

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52762: What kind of bird is he Romeena? Last year my husband found a bird near a wooded area, he put his hand down and "Lucky" came right to him and walked up his arm and sat on his shoulder. He is beautiful, yellow with orange on his cheeks. We had him for two weeks before he made a evening our daughter stopped by and Lucky let out a wolf whistle and startled all of us. He has been singing and squacking ever since then.

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52763: Romeena, the porch wouldn't let post the kind of bird Lucky is....C...tiel. Hopefully you can figure it out.

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52764: Took my mother out to eat lunch and went to our favorite North La. Roast Beef Po-boy (Not a French Dip) place. It was the best sandwich. Been coming here for 42 years, since I was a litte tot.

Hey REV: You said you have traveled to Monroe many times. Have you eaten at Ray's PeGe on DeSiard St. (HWY 80) before you get to the college? It is about 3 miles away on the way to the college, close to the Bayou and about a mile from Pecanland Mall.

The "Dud"

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52765: Ro I hope you can get that little bird inside....Im here at work today keeping the lights on for all of the gatherings...Hey there Dud!...Rev did you get back?...hey gona read the mail...get the comp. logged here till morning..hey TOM,possum,hazel,md,mdc...mavis...had a good fuel millage race last night!....well back in a bit....lets cood ribs tonight on the grill...maude are you up for the slaw?.Asa bring some bake beans...Mil you and miller bring the pies...well back in just a bit...SPOT

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52766: Spot, tell Asa to bring the corn!!

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52767: Hey Spot:

I went to culinary school. I still make some mean tater salad (regular American or German Style). Count me in for dinner?


May 28, 2007 - Msg 52768: Hi, all, I'm back. Frankie, I know the kind of bird Lucky is, my friends had one for years, one they acquired in much the same manner as you described. They saw it on their patio one day, went out to investigate and it flew right to them. They put up signs in the neighborhood, but no one ever claimed him, so they kept him. Lovely little fellow.

My little stray is a parakeet, green body and yellow head, blue cheek spots. I haven't been able to get within twenty feet of him. He flies as soon as soon as I go out the back door. I went outside and worked in a flowerbed for a while, hoping he'd get used to my presence, but he flew away and all I got was mosquito bites. He has flown and returned about three times now, but at the moment, he's gone. Sure would like to rescue him, because parakeets generally don't survive all alone in the city.

We have a large colony of Quaker parrots in the area, blown up here on hurricane winds many years ago, and they just stayed. They manage well, but there are hundreds of them, and they're larger birds, better able to withstand temperature fluctuations. A tiny parakeet is terribly vulnerable, I'm afraid. Poor little fellow.

He seems very interested in my pond, and my biggest fear is that I'll go out there and find him drowned in it. That will just about break my heart. I've netted a couple of drowned starlings out of it in the past, and that's sad, but that sweet little parakeet would just do me in.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52769: Hey, Dud. You attended culinary school - did you say earlier that it was here in Dallas? What school? I'll bet that was interesting! Did they teach you to make meatballs? Maybe we could send homemaker there to improve her recipes a bit. --Romeena

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52770: Romeena you might try some spray millet, that is an absolute favorite of parakeets. You might also try putting a little cage out there with millet both in & out in front of the cage, he might just go in there for that. Alot of times birds that have escaped will go back to a cage because of the security it offers to them. I hope you can get the little guy before some cat or another bigger bird gets him.

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52771: How did we survive?

My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring).

The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

In school, we all said prayers and the pledge and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention. We must have had horribly damaged psyches.

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, PlayStation, Nintendo, Cell phone, X-box or 270 digital satellite cable stations.

I must be repressing that memory as I try to rationalize through the denial of the dangers could have befallen us as we trekked off each day about a mile down the road to some guy's vacant 20, built forts out of branches and pieces of plywood, made trails, and fought over who got to be the Lone Ranger. What was that property owner thinking, letting us play on that lot? He should have been locked up for not putting up a fence around the property,
complete with a self-closing gate and an infrared intruder alarm.

Oh yeah... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played king of the hill on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48 cent bottle of Mercurochrome. Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

Mom invited the door to door salesman inside for coffee, kids choked down the dust from the gravel driveway while playing with Tonka trucks (Remember why Tonka trucks were made tough.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that? We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes?

How did we survive?

The "Dud"

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52772: Romeena: I went to El Centro college in downtown dallas. What part of the Dallas area do you live in? I grew up across the street from a great Italian couple who had 12 children, one was one of my best friends. I learned his meatball secrets over time. They still live across the street from my mother. I had the pleasure of going over there this weekend to say my hellos.


May 28, 2007 - Msg 52773: Asa bring the corn frankie says!..Dud you bring what ever kind of tater salad ya want...we will eat it up!..Ro "get that bird!...lets go down to the duck pond after dinner...SPOT

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52774: Hey, Dud. I thought you might have gone to El Centro. Actually, it may be the only culinary school in Dallas, for all I know. My runnin' buddy and I are planning to go have lunch there at the school one of these days. I live in Irving, and we can take the TRE train from here into Dallas, transfer at Union Station to the other line and get off right across a parking lot from El Centro. Can't beat a deal like that. A day ticket is only about $3, and it costs at least $10 to park your car in Dallas, and who knows how much to repair the damage it will sustain on the parking lot.

I'm teasing homemaker about the meatballs. You haven't been on the porch long enough to know all the background of that.

What all did you learn to make in the school? Do you have a special dish? As for potato salad, I like it! Being of German descent on my mom's side, I do like the German potato salad because my grandma made it, but I like other versions as well.

Good heavens, 12 children. I just can't imagine!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52775: Good suggestions, Mavis. I wish I had a birdcage, but I don't. Had one years ago, but my little bird finally died, and I just gave the cage away. I have put out a lot of seed, much of it is millet. At least he doesn't have to go hungry. Maybe if he keeps coming around I'll be able to get closer to him. If he's still here in a day or two, I'll see if I can borrow a cage, or even buy one. Bloomin' things are expensive, though - hate to buy one for a bird I can't catch! Maybe I'll watch garage sales - lots of those in the neighborhood. --Romeena

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52776: Romeena:

Glad to know SugarPlum is doing fine.

Yes, when I went to El Centro day classes, we planned, cooked, served and cleaned up the Wednesday Lunch. You are correct, it was/is a heck of a meal at a good price.

Went I went to El Centro, I thought I was too good to ride public transport. Paid that big parking fee 5 days a week and even messed up my alignment downtown more than once. My Daughter (Robyn) and I love to ride the rails to the Dallas Zoo and the TRE to the Ft Worth Zoo with the help of the Zoo bus shuttle. American Airlines Center parking is $10.00 plus, so we ride the rail to it and downtown also. I did figure out the bus schedules and at least in N. Dallas it ran on time and I used it many times in good weather.

Learned alot in school, classic French cooking wasn't taught by Momma. I especially loved the saucier part of fine cooking. Get me a good cut of meat or fish and I can complete it with a dynamite sauce.

Well I am cooking fresh Bass (lemon-butter, caper sauce) that we caught this weekend, home fries, turnip greens and a mixed green salad. I will bring yall some, meet you at the porch.

The "Dud"

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52777: Now Romeena - just because my meatballs are a bit on the slippery side (you know a good healthy dose of Vicks does the body good) - I wouldn't say I needed a new recipe! Heads up Asa - sending some meatballs your way! "Dud" - I am the resident non-cook . . .Asa loves my meatballs!

The wedding in Tennessee was perfectly splendid - hot but splendid! And while we were gone - the good Lord sent some rain our way and now the creeks are full in their banks!

Need to get some laundry done - the boys are off to Mammoth Cave tomorrow with the grandparents!


May 28, 2007 - Msg 52778: No parakeet sightings for several hours now. Guess the little guy moved on, but I'll be watching for a while.

Dud, I'm sure you told us, but my memory has big holes in it, and I'm too lazy to search, so please tell me again - are you still in Dallas, or back in Louisiana, and if in Dallas, what part? Your reference to using the TRE sounds current, so am wondering.

homemaker, I don't think even the almighty Vicks could help those meatballs. I suppose we could ship them over to Richmond, and use them for grapeshot and small cannonballs, in case the Yankees come back.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52779: About the rail system, Dub - I use it to get to the American Airlines Center too. Very convenient. Our parking lot here in Irving is ample and safe, and it sure beats the big old traffic jam after a performance ends. Some of us go to the Eisemann Theater out in far north Dallas fairly often, and would love to use the trains to go to that. The Galatyn Parkway station is right beside the theater. There's a good schedule to get out there, but the last train back leaves before the performances of almost anything would end, so can't use it. They customize the schedule to accommodate the AA center, wish they'd do the same thing for the Eisemann. Of course it doesn't seat as many as the AA center does, but it does seat several hundred, and is usually full for the things I've attended out there. Beautiful theater. Well, maybe some day. --Romeena

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52780: Romeena:

Hey Sugarplum.

I have lived in Dallas in the Denton County part since 1987. Toll Road and Hwy 121 for the last 19 years, as far north as you can get and still be in Dallas proper. Porchsters, Dallas is located in 3 counties. I have a place in Dallas and in Monroe La. at this time. I have retired or have I, after 9 years with the same company in Dallas. A great company is expanding into Monroe this Summer with 625 new jobs and they are recruiting me to go to work for them. "They keep pulling me back".

TRE and Dart are getting real popular due to high fuel prices. Sorry to see the Cowboys move from Irving. Going to Arlington to see the Cowboys or the Rangers...Long Trip...

God Bless Our Troops.


May 28, 2007 - Msg 52781: Hey Romeena where is the rain I asked for.
I had a good timme this weekend what the brother being here for the day.


May 28, 2007 - Msg 52782: Romeena;

I meant to say I have been living by George Bush Tollroad and the North Dallas Toll Road. La. has bad roads, but thankfully no toll roads at least in the North. Eisenmann Center is great, my daughter's school goes to many fuctions there. I am protestant but my EX has converted to Judaism. My daughter goes to a Jewish private school not far from Coit Road and LBJ (She is learnig Hebrew). Akiba Academy. Lots of Jewish functions at the Jewish Community Center and the Eisemann Theatre. Real convienient for both of us.

The "Dud"

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52783: Tom glad you and your brother had a good time!..Romeena maybe your little bird friend will be back...Dud and Ro are yall getting rain?..we [in ga] have not had any to amount to anything in a while..lakes are down...they say maybe thu or fri..they have a water ban but you can water veg. gardens anytime...thats good for me...lets have a slice of pound cake and a glass of mayfield whole milk for a snack before we turn watching the movie"The Color Purple"....SPOT

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52784: Hey porch friends. Sorry to be so tardy, DUD, but welcome to the porch! How did you find us? I own a restaurant in Richmond, VA, sure wish you could come cook for me!
Hope your bird friend is ok, Ro. Tom, I got some of that rain, too, but we needed it. Glad you had a visit with your brother.
Mavis, can't wait to see the new pics. You lucky gal. I kissed a lot of frogs before I found my prince....I'm glad you've found yours.
Been having a lot of trouble the last few days, especially holding food down. I have to stabilize my weight, I'm supposed to restart chemo on Friday. Lord, give me strength.
Anybody up for a snack? Ritz crackers and Pepsi(I know, I know, but that's a lot for me).
Hope all my porch friends are well.

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52785: Im in there Mil for a snack...slice of pound cake for me....hope you feel better...SPOT

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52786: Hep yerself, Spot, and more power to ya. Have a piece for me.

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52787:
Hello porch family.

Millie...I'll have a snack with ya. Sounds good.

Dud.....nope, I've never eaten there. I'll have to check it out. I've eaten at a BBQ place down pass the college a few miles. Not sure of the name. It looks like a shack but good bbq. Also a place called the Catfish King. I've eaten at a number of places in Monroe but really don't know the names.

Spot....I'm still on the road. Things are going good.

Well it's getting late. Prayers for all.

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52788: Millie how are you doing what all the warm days,Send some of that are me way will you.
I know one thing that Iam going to stop looking for gum wrapper because I can not fine thim now.
Yes is was a nice visit what thim
We had a little party for my birthday on Sunday
and me siss and family was here too and we all had a good time.


May 28, 2007 - Msg 52789: Rev:

I took my Momma to eat at the catfish king Friday. Small World, it is about 2 miles from the house. If you come thru Monroe and I am here, let me know and the Roast Beef Po'Boys are on me at the Ray's PeGe. Best Au'Jus gravy ever. Be careful on that road.

Millie: Thanks for the welcome, get well ya here.

Spot: Romeena, I believe has gotten plenty of (too much) rain in Central & North Tx. 5 deaths in Texas due to high water this weekend. Of course in Texas it could have passed her by. Been watering the yard for two days in North La.


May 28, 2007 - Msg 52790: Last week just north of San Antonio I had 2-3/4" of rain in my guage for the week. May total is just over 4". We still haven't gotten to 90F this year. Unusual weather for us.

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52791: Hey there ray,TOM,Millie...Rev glad your trip is going well,be safe out there....nothing much on tv tonight here at work...think I will read the paper on line...back in just a bit...SPOT

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52792: Hey Millie, more chemo (sad face)? Hope you are able to keep down food soon.

We had a huge lunch today with the in-laws. Bruce b-b-qued and it was outstanding. We also had red potatoes and carrots and sweet corn on the cob and then homemade vanilla ice cream later for dessert. Wow, that was hours and hours ago and I am still full. Anyway, it was good to get away for the day. I am feeling pretty emotional this evening and will ask your continued prayers for Karen's children. Her 13 year old called m twice today just to hear my voice, I think. I want to be with him but it's hard to do that right now because of his dad. I have been pleased with the way his dad is handling most things, though, so I am trying to look at the positive and leave the rest in the Lord's hands.

Well, guess I should go to bed. Eveyone else is already fast asleep. I just kind of felt like crying on someone's shoulder tonight and nobody was up, so I am crying on your shoulders tonight. Really I am ok, just that now and then it hits me.

Talk to you all tomorrow,


May 28, 2007 - Msg 52793: happy memorial day porcch friends,and welcome Dud.I go by the name ky girl,although i don,t get to stop by as often as I,d like.We have real warm weather here,got,a little rain,but,that just helped to cool it off a bit.gotta go,take care all,prayers for everyone-ky girl

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52794: hey boo,didn,t see you there-ky girl

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52795: Good late evening, all. Ray, both of my daughters live in Fredericksburg, and I think they've had about 8" of rain in the past few days! Like Dud implied, in Texas you can get several inches while your neighbor across the street is dry as a bone. Weird.

The little bird wasn't visible anymore this evening, but I went out once to be sure he wasn't in the pond, and would swear I heard him up in one of the trees. Couldn't see him, but a parakeet's chirp is pretty distinctive. I do have a very talented mockingbird around here, as I've mentioned before, so if he heard the parakeet even once it could have been him, but I'm pretty sure it was the parakeet. I'll keep watching tomorrow.

My next door neighbor has a nest of cardinals in the shrub outside her kitchen window. You can look through the window and see the little mama, all hunkered down on her nest, and the big bright red male makes a zillion trips to the nest every day, bringing her food. It's so sweet. I keep a supply of black oil sunflower seeds out for them, and he hits that feeder pretty often!

Dud, I've probably passed pretty close to your place then, because we take the Bush tollway over to the Eisemann. Isn't that a nice theater? Not a bad seat in the house, really.

Well, guess I'll turn in. The Plum has harumphed at me several times, I think she's ready for bed, the lazy little thing. --Romeena

May 28, 2007 - Msg 52796: Hey, Boo. You sort of slipped up on me. Here's a dry shoulder, have at it. Hang in there, girl. You've come a long way.

Millie, it's good to see you too. I wish you weren't feeling so crummy, and REALLY wish you didn't have to restart the chemo, but know that we're all praying for you, a lot. God bless you, sweet friend. Lord, please grant our friend Millie a peaceful night, restful sleep, and strength for the day in the morning. In that Name that is above every other Name, Jesus' blessed Name. Amen.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52797: Boo we are all here for you...Romeena you are up late!..good to see you ky watching the food network channel....getting hungry!...breakfast menu: 3 eggs your way,country ham,grits,hashbrowns with cheese,bisquits and milk gravy with salt and pepper,pop tarts,flapjacks with maple syurp and blueberrys,fried apple rings,little sausage links,thick cut bacon coffee,oj,milk and pop tarts for the kids!..ready at 7 am est...Asa you hold the door for the ladys ok...Rev we will Fed-X you a plate on the road....SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52798: OK Spot. I've got the door. Hurry, it's heavy and I'm a hugry buzzard.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52799: Hey Sara can you git me the phone number of the taylor's prayer porch .
Where is m-they at had he git back from is weekend in w v.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52800: Good morning everyone. I hope that you all had a nice weekend. I did.

DUD: Welcome to the porch. If you assigned us all jobs, I suppose I'm the resident moulage-starter. You can have my share of crawfish (or, as we say here, crayfish), too.

MILLIE: "Everything tastes better when it sits on a Ritz. Gooooood cracker." Hop you feel better today.

AUH2O: We started getting coyotes moving back into the state a few years ago. They hadn't been in Maryland since the early 1800s, from what I hear, but now with favorable conditions they are making a comeback. Same deal with the black bears.

TOM: I'm not sure where the place in West Virginia you mentioned is located. Berkeley Springs in in the eastern part of the state. It's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

HM: We saw my brother's goats this weekend. He has three females that just had five babies a few weeks ago. I am trying to remember the types...two of them are Alpine-somethingoranothers, and the other starts with an "S" (I think) and sounds foreign. That one is suppsoed to be a heavy milk producer. The babies are very cute and very playful. They also just got a steer calf this past week. It's still adjusting. They have few chickens and an ornery old rooster, too.

BOO: I hope that things are okay for you today.

FLOYD: That's great about the MySpace page. Maybe it'll class up the joint. I never visit there myself after I read that the site is the number one most infected and infectious computer virus site on the net. And I just can't afford bigger wires.

Thanks, SPOT. Now outta my way, ASA...


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52801: Oh, and where I am, maybe because the state borders the north and south, you hear all the different names for carbonated water with artifical caramel coloring: "pop," "soda," "Coke" all pretty much mean the same thing. However, if you ask for a "Coke" in a restaurant that serves Pepsi products (yuck), you'll usually get, "Is Pepsi okay?" to which I'd like to say "no" but don't. That stuff is just too sweet. I couldn't do without my morning Coke, though.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52802: Me-They- I just wante to no where you was going and how min mill is that from Clarksburg tha you was at for the weekend . that all.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52803: Thanks Me-They, wanted to let you know that Floyd's Mayberry Channel is on "You Tube", not "My Space". I visit You Tube often, it's safe enough. You can check it out.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52804: ...oh, but I guess I should say that You Tube some questionable videos so just be careful. There should be a title that tells you if the videos contain bad language, etc., but I have been unpleasantly surpised by a few of them. I like to check out the Mayberry and Andy Griffith videos, though. They are fun to watch.

By the way, how's that chapstick addiction coming?

Better go, lots to do. My housework is behind and I have to go help pack up Karen's house at some point. I'll be back and I'm expecting someone (who shall remain nameless) to start a good moulage while I'm gone.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52805: Oh, well then, as Gilda would say, nevermind.

I'm down to a stick a week. Actually, I use Carmex now. Chapstick, in teh long term, is not good for your lips. It will keep them looking okay, but use it every day for months on end and then stop using it and see what happens. Within a day or two your lips will look like bleeding alligator skin.

How about I do the laundry today? Nothing "girlie" or unmentionable, though. I might blush.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52806: Now, about violins on tv, I don't understand what all the fuss is about...


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52807: Hey Boo - He probably has Sanaan (that is a close spelling) and Alpine. Those are classified as milk goats. Babies are always cute! I am bottlefeeding a little boy right now (Billy Ray). He is as cute as a button.

Wish I had more time to chat - this is a busy week for me.

Millie - everything tastes good on a Ritz! Andy would be so proud! Could I have a bowl of vanilla ice cream with mine!?


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52808: Vanilla ice cream and Ritz crackers? Hmmmmm. --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52809: Good morning.

Hope everyone has good safe day. Meet ya on the porch.

Dudley Wash (The Dud)


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52810: The little parakeet just came through the yard again. He hung around for about five minutes, then moved on to the west. I guess he's going to stay in the area. Sure do wish I could catch him. Even if he does manage to survive our hot summer, he'll never make it through winter. --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52811: Thanks for the memories, Me-They. I loved the old SNL episodes from the 70's. My friends and I never missed it. Oh, and thanks for doing the laundry (minus the unmentionables).

Awwww, wish I could help you feed Billy Ray, Homemaker. How fun!

Mornin' Ro and Dud.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52812: When I was little - cookies were not common in our household but saltine crackers were. So, mom would dip out bowls of vanilla ice cream (and everyone would say, "I got jipped.") And then the saltines would come out. There is nothing better than saltines and ice cream. . .just try a little and see if it isn't delish! By the way - I use to call ice cream "jip" because that is what I heard my brothers and sister call it!

I wish you could help too Boo - he is pretty cute!
It would be a good job for Erin!


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52813: No problem-o, BOO. We used to watch it, too. I had a friend who spent the night at my house or vise-versa just about every weekend. We used to saty up late and watch it, to the ignorance of our parents (we were only 9 when SNL debuted). Weren't we scamps?

Do you want the mountain fresh fabric softener or the lemon? I'm partial to fabric softener.

HM: Yes, that was the name of those goats! Thanks.

Thank you for the mail, ROMEENA. That was too cute!

How about lunch at Olive Garden? Unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks for $5.99. Only, no Lambrusca for me--I'm on duty!


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52814: Thank you for the welcome >>>>> Me-They

Do they still have those crawfish raviolis with a crab meat bechemel sauce at Olive Garden? Maybe only at the ones here in La. I will bring the La. Hot Sauce.

The "Dud"

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52815: Cheeseburger,cheeseburger,no Coke- Pepsi!

My contribution to the SNL memory-a-thon!

possum under a rock

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52816: Let's try the lemon, Me-They.

Me-They, it seems like I was always at a friend's house on the weekend, too and we always watched SNL. Our parents knew nothing about it. It was a really questionable show back then. We were older than you were at that time, though. Seems like I was a freshman in high school when the show started. Remember Gilda when she played the really hyper little girl named Judy Miller? or Lisa Lubner (and Todd (peeping down Lisa's shirt)....."Hey, you should put some band-aids on those mosquito bites")? Oh, we thought that was hilarious when we were adolescents.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52817: Anyone remember Sammurai Dry Cleaner's?

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52818: What was 'questionable' back then is questionable NOW! Morals OR the lack of them never change!

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52819: Or Samuari Delicatesan?

It's funny, BOO, but the pre-1980 SNL was, in my opinion, much more questionable that it is today. Then, the s*xual humor and overt drug stuff was every other skit. Remember Buck Henry asking Gilda (as a Brownie Judy) to dance on the glass coffeetable? That would never make it past the censor today, I'm sure (and would agree).

I'm Me-They, and you're not.

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52820: Who was that masked poster? (52818)


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52821: Hello Porchsters: I need to break in this new/old rocking chair.

Saw the SNL comments. Do ya remember that the best of Carson (Tonight Show) was in the future SNL's Sat. nite timeslot before the show was created in 1975. Carson did not want the show on Sat. due to keeping the reruns for airing during host absences (what about guest hosts?), vacations and the dilution of the product. Howard Cosell's "Sat. Night Live" variety show was SNL's competion on rival CBS. I believe Cosell's show lasted to 1976. Mon. night football hasn't been the same since the days of hating Howard and the bad, but good singing of Dandy Don.

Love that SNL most of the time.

The "Dud"

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52822: Hey all..TOM,Dud,ro,boo,M-T,possum...Millie you feel better todaY?..Ro glad you bird friend came back through!..Billy Ray huh he is a pistol ball...supper time will be olive garden on me and Asa....SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52823: Hey Rev meant to ask how your trip is coming?..we will send you an olive garden plate via Fex-X...SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52824:
"ANDY, what happened to you EY-Y-YE?" A little bit of Miss Peggy for everyone. Hope you all had a good weekend.
Dud- that was funny about the merchrochrome! I remember those days myself. A scab on a knee or elbow was a "badge of honor'! ha
SPOT, rev, MD- Is the race in Delaware this week?
Prayers continue.

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52825: "Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?" Proverbs 6:27 In other words, you can't live for Christ fully and have one 'foot' in the world! Think about it.

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52826: Hey all.

Guess what, 52825: we live in the world. The goal is not to give our heart and soul to it. None of us are perfect. Loving chatisement of a brother or sister is biblical; anonymous holier-than-thou preaching is a sin. Not sure your posts cross that line, but they do come of as rude. Be that as it may, you're welcome to our porch, but please pick a handle and stick with it.

See y'all tomorrow.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52827: Yep MDC racing at Dover!..see yall at olive garden..well put M-T....Asa lets go!..yall get in the truck....SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52828: Me-They: Way to go, my sentiments exactly.

Read the Dallas paper online as usual today. You getting any rain? Dry here in NE LA. Terrible about that family in Parker County, found the mother and 3 children hanged in closet and 8 month old baby survived even though she was hanged. Questioned mother's EX. Media says it might have been done by mother. I still worry about my 10 yr old daughter living in Dallas.

Millie: Hope you are doing ok after your treatments. Stay strong and try to eat if you possibly can.

Take care all.

The "Dud"

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52829: Hey all...its summer time again (and by the way I beileve this is my first year anniversary at the porch or some day around this) and was wondering if anyone has any tasty pie recipies they might like to share! Thanks and have a good evening!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52830: favorite is Pecan. I use the recipe on the back of the Kayro syrup bottle, can't beat it. Speaking of Kayro syrup, the white kind, my daughter-in-law loves it on pancakes. She had it for the first time in Hawaii while there on their honeymoon. It's the same stuff that I grew up on. My Mother could whip up the best pies I've even eaten and never used a receipe. I need a receipe for everything or at least instructions, HAHAHA!

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52831: Hey Frankie,Dud,..ya got to work tonight Ro?...they dont see any rain here in at least the next week...fires poping up all over..and Frankie when I do eat pie its pecan!..dont eat many sweets,just never have..Rev check in ok?..Dud it is terrible about the parker county finding...and DWF i got to thinking and I have been on the porch for YEARS! to check back on the old archives and see how far back I go!..may just do that...back in a bit...SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52832: Msg. 52826: My comments were just given out for everyone to think about. They weren't aimed at anyone in particular. If you were under conviction when you read it, don't blame me.

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52833: Frankie and other Porchsters: Here in NE LA. I am surrounded by Pecan trees. You can stroll down to the Bayou and pick up a sackfull.

Question: Here in LA. and I believe the rest of the deep south we pronounce PECANs as (pi-Kahn) in the media and food network (except Paula Deen) they say (pee-kan). Both of these are correct according to Oxford dictionary. What do you call this great pie ingredient? As a diabetic, I miss this treat.

The "Dud"

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52834: I grew up in the deep south and never heard of a pecan pie till I moved to the East me it's (pee-kan) pie.

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52835: Dud here in Georgia [been hee all of my life] and raised on a farm in the country and still have a small one of my own its [pee-kan],no matter how ya say it its good!...watching a movie called "Open Waters" on FX...I live water and boat movies...seems pretty good so far...Rev check in buddy! girl come on back..horatio,gizzmo,county nurse,Big Maude.....HELLO?...SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52836: Oh, my stars. Pee-kan brings up connotations to a nurse that have nothing to do with the wonderful confection that is a pecan pie. The word is pecan, pronounced piKAHN. Ask any Southerner. Frankie, how on earth did you grow up on the south and never hear of pecan pie? It's a Southern tradition, honeychile! There are basically two ways to eat it - on a saucer with whipped cream, eaten neatly with a fork, and a slab of it in your hand, carried off and eaten like a huge, messy cookie! Either way, it's wonderful. My mama's pecan pie could bring tears to your eyes!

#52826, you just can't resist, can you? --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52837: Whooops! Sorry, Me-They, I got my numbers crossed. I meant that for #52832, but I'll bet you already figured that out. You know me well enough. --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52838:
Hey Folks

M-T About the coyotes, we seem to be swimming in them lately, so to speak. I think I told ya'll about the black bears on my neighbors porch a while back. I think I am the only one that hasn't seen one. Every so often, around here, the local officials ask folks to take down their bird feeders for a while so that the bears will move on.

Romeena-I thought it was a bit odd that the coyotes would come right up to the house like that. The neighbor that saw them thinks that they were going after his dog and just, kinda, ended up there.

DUD-Welcome, I've enjoyed reading your post. Another Texan! Good!

Msg 52832-Please tell us, since it's obvious that you are the judge and jury, do you also offer executions?


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52839: Hi. Does anyone know the name of the Mayberry special where Barney and Thelma Lou finally get
married? Would love to have that one.
Thanks, Laura

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52840: Laura:

The made for TV movie was "Return to Mayberry" (1986) He proposed to Thelma Lou.

The "Dud"

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52841: Pecan pie brought back some memories....back in my dating days, a special date was to go the the Majestic theatre down town for a first run movie. After the movie there was the Manahattan Cafe a few doors down from the entrance of the theatre....cup of cofee and pecan pie. The cafe was a long narrow store front with booths and a long counter running the length of the building. Unless you got there fast, all the booths were filled. Remember one evening we took the last stools at the far end of the counter and both of us ordered pecan pie. As we were were finishing, an old 'darkie' who I assume was the dishwasher was colecting the dishes....he didn't seem very bright and was he took the dishes remarked, "you eatin' that roach pie?" To this day still think of that every time I hear of pecan pie. Ro, you should remember that place.

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52842: If interested, the Majestic has been restored, you can check it out: majesticempire'dot'com
Got to the history.

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52843: Ray, what do you mean by "darkie"?
- Hazel

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52844: I absolutely do, Ray. Have eaten in the Manhattan quite a few times, and also remember the Majestic very well. Also the Aztec, and the Texas Theater. Do you remember the man who used to sit in a wheelchair on the sidewalk out in front of the Majestic? He was seriously deformed, little more than a normal head, almost no visible neck, and a body that appeared to be present just from about the waist up. No visible legs, and very small arms, with normal hands. His chair had a tray arrangement across the front, so it was hard to tell just how much torso he had, but it couldn't have been much. Yet he always had a smile, and a big warm thank-you for anyone who dropped a coin into the little dish on his tray. The local cop on the beat (it was my uncle for quite a few years) kept an eye on him, to be sure no one bothered him. He had a friend (or a relative?) who brought him in the afternoon and helped him get in his spot, then picked him up very late at night, after most of the downtown crowd had dispersed. I don't now how much money he made, sitting there, but I always hoped it was a lot. --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52845: Make that "I don't Know", not "now". --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52846: Whew, been a busy day. Been carrying Karen's sister (from New York) around getting things taken care of. We are having a problem with Karen's 21 yr old daughter. She, her husband who isn't working and their baby have camped in Karen's house and are making an even bigger mess of the place. Some friends and I had decided to go over tomorrow and clean up the place and put Karen's things in storage until further plans could be made. Everything has to be done before Karen's sis goes back to New York on Monday. Karen's daughter won't do anything she is asked to do and won't clean up anything. I am trying to figure out what to do. The landlord is going to be showing the house to new renters in 10 days. Should I try to get Karen's sister to throw them out or just walk away and let them deal with everything? They are just incapable of doing anything for themselves, it seems. They have what Dr. Phil would call "entitlement issues". They have an apartment nearby but it is flea infested from the 2 cats they have that they can't afford and they can't afford air conditioning so they have camped at karen's house. I hate to sound mean but I want to just run from it. If her daughter would try to do something for herself but she is so disrespectful. She and her husband got into a huge shouting match while I was there today and you have never heard such terrible language in your entire life and they were outside shouting it at the top of their lungs while their toddler just stood there looking. That poor baby. I don't know what's going to happen but they are both adults and I can't fix their lives for them.

Well, guess I need a break. Maybe I'll watch a little TAGS and relax for awhile. Thanks for letting me vent.

To the masked preacher (I'm smiling): "...the widom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits..."-James 3:17 Attitude is everything if you want to communicate holiness.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52847: Don't want to start a moulage but just wanted to say someting to Ray. While I am certain you meant no harm or dissrespect when you used the term "darkie", it could certainly cause offense to those who read it. Hate to compain, but it didn't set right with me because I know it could be hurtful to some. Just couldn't keep it to myself...


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52848: Hey welcome Laura!..hey ray..hazel..Romeena you have got fat paws like me tonight..[hee hee]..auh2 every once in a while [have seen 2 this year] we will have a coyotes wonder in my back field...they just move on...I believe Otis [lab] at 122 lbs last vet visit[and not fat] could take one..ha ha...well im here at work till 6 am one more time them just 8 tomorrow 2 pm till 10 pm then off till next thu at noon!..gona put out chips and get the yard right...but for sure go to the lake a couple of days!...well snack time....half of a grilled cheese and some tomato is looking great..will have plenty for all this summer....back in a bit..SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52849:

Ray-I must say, the word "darkie" has me a bit concerned. I hope it doesn't mean what I think it means.

Boo-I hope things work for ya, you are still in my prayers.

Well, off to reading before the snoring begins.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52850:
Hey spot-That's all I've ever seen them do. They are one ugly creature aren't they? Wile E. Coyote excluded, of course.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52851: Hazel, to day you are supposed to be 'politically correct' and I stumbled when using the word I did.
Ro, well remember all the old theatres, only the Majestic, Empire and Aztec are left. Gone are the Broadway, Josephine and all the neighborhood ones. Don't remember the gnentleman in the wheel chair, but in Austin while I was in school there, a blind man playes a small pump reed organ outside of the Co-Op. He was dropped off and picked up in a Cadillac 75 series by his driver. It was said he owned the car and hired the driver. Lots of old stories there including the 'Dutchess who rode her bicycle all around the campus. Was supposed to be a very well to do ex-student who had over stressed her brain. Years later when I lived in the area, she was still around pushing her bicycle....very dried up down to her waist and two flat tires. I always felt sorry for her, but no one could even try to give her a nice word...
ray (and rambling)

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52852: From what I have read here, Ray is a super nice person! I'm sure he meant no harm. Cut him some slack.

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52853: I feel compelled to say, the term mentioned above was one I had not heard in years and it took me quite by surprise. At first response, I chose to ignore it. Please don't take that for tacit approval. I grew up with the term, though not within my own close family, and I'm quite sure that Ray did too, as we're pretty much from the same place. My family was unique in that such words were not used nor permitted, but in that area of the country, at that time, and in a lot of my extended family, it was quite common. I'm going to assume that Ray's use of the term was a throwback, a slip of the tongue (or fingers) at the time, and will continue to choose to let it go. I do hope that we can all do so. The high road is usually the best. --Romeena