May 29, 2007 - Msg 52854: To 52852 - I agree. However, may I point out that you have now posted here five times, but have signed only once? I'm sure you're not aware, but we porch folks generally identify ourselves. Unsigned posts are not felt to be very friendly. It would be like walking up to a neighbor's house wearing a mask! Just grab yourself a porch name if you wish, and join in. --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52855: And while you're at it, grab a dust cloth and help me finish cleaning up the porch. I already swept it. --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52856: To msg 52854- I believe that this forum is open to anyone, whether they sign their name or not. And while you opened up the subject of friendliness... some here are not friendly... only if what is said doesn't offend them

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52857: OK, Porchsters, Laura has thrown down the gauntlet. Does anyone care to respond? She believes "this forum is open to anyone, whether they sign their name or not." In the ten or so years I've been coming here, signing has been the accepted and expected behavior. Has this changed, and I didn't get the memo? --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52858: Hey Ray, Romeena, Boo, Auh2o, Hazel, Spot and the Unknown Bible Blogger:

How is this for Dallas roots...Mother worked as one of hundreds of secretaries for H.L. Hunt and my Dad graduated from Baylor Dental School in 1957. I was born nine months later in Monroe, La.

As you know, I have lived in Big D. since 1987, the Majestic is a great place to hear a good artist give a concert.

Ray: Do you still live in the Dallas area? If yes, what part?

Spot: Get off work, go have breakfast and then get on that lake and hit them fish hard. Wednesday night I will be cooking some more of those Bayou Bass that we caught this weekend. Louisiana Fish Fry Lemon Pepper Mix. A lifelong Georgia man pronounces pecan as pee-Kan, I have learned something today.

Goodnight All.

Dudley Wash (The "Dud")

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52859: No....Im proud of what I say Romeena...hee hee...and I have been here many years also...and by the way good sweep!..I will you sure got the dust kicked up [cough].....SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52860:
Hello porch family...I pray you all had a great day. Been busy today so I haven't been able to check in.

Spot....thanks for the FED-X meals. Man they were right on time.

Boo ....still praying for you and Karen's kids.

Millie...continued prayers for you.

Well I think I'm going to go and watch a TAGS dvd and call it a night. Prayers for all and have a Jesus filled night.

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52861: Wow Dud you and I love to cook...I will get the big fryer out friday night...I dont finish my work week till 10 tomorrow night but will hit the lake Friday and hope I have luck...can you make hushpuppys?..Maude can make slaw but aint heard from her...Dud have you been to Romeenas phope album site to see all of our mugs?..SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52862: are welcome I will keep them coming...when will you return to rocking?...SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52863: No, Dud, Ray now lives in the northern sector of San Antonio. I know the area well, and it's beautiful. Looks like where I grew up. Oh wait, it IS where I grew up! Maybe that's why it looks like it. Actually, he lives a few miles east of where I lived, but it's much the same kind of terrain. Scrub oak, mesquite, mountain laurels, fairly poor soil, lots of caliche, good goat country. A wild beauty of its own. --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52864: Hey Laura:

I appreciate your thank you message in regard to my reply to your request for information on the Barney wedding in the movie "Return to Mayberry". I will give you a "friendly", Your welcome.

The "Dud"

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52865: And for you Yankees who are wondering what caliche is - it's a white or very light tan-colored soil, mostly a chalky form of clay. Doesn't serve well as topsoil, but trees like mesquites love it. There is often a water table beneath it, and mesquites put down a taproot like pecan trees do, and can reach that water. It tends to run in undulating bands, diving low and covered with rich earth in places, then rising to form white escarpments and bluffs elsewhere. It really is beautiful, to look out over a green valley, and see the white outcroppings here and there. --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52866: Spot:

Went to the site and saw the great pictures of everybody, including that nice fishing boat of yours. Yes I can make some mean hushpuppies. The sometime-Texan in me comes out and I make those Jalapeno Puppies as well as mild style for the weak of stomach and the children.

The "Dud"

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52867: Prayers continue for Millie, Rev, Boo, and all the rest of the gang here.

M-T, any news on your Mrs.' job situation?

Asa - Reagan isn't walking yet, but I don't think it's that far away. Do you have any newer pics of Mariah to send Ro? and when did you say the arrival of grandbaby #2 is?

Let's see, my only (sort-of) tie to Dallas is my grandmother used to work in a couple of Jack Ruby's clubs (as a bartender) way back when. : 0

Mavis, thanks for sharing those pics with us - you guys sure make a fine looking couple. I pray every happiness for you and Robert in your life together.

Puh-kahn pie - love it, but only in small doses as it's so rich. A gal I used to work with would make little miniature ones (about the size of an OREO) and pass them out at Christmas time. They were just right size - enough to satisfy the taste buds without being too much.

Well, I better head out and get some sleep. Oh yeah, before I forget - WELCOME Dud!
AFD (Andy's Favorite Dish) ; )

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52868: Romeena:

Thanks for the answer to my question.


May 29, 2007 - Msg 52869: I apologize for my words and ask forgiveness from any offended. The incident was a vivid picture in my memory and was trying to verbally paint it.
Dud, the theatres mentioned are in San Antonio.
Romeena, now its my turn to help. Paint looking thin over on this side. Shall I get a couple of gallons of epoxy blue-gray paint for the porch?

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52870: To everyone on the porch: I didn't mean for my comments in msg 52825 to get so out of hand. But when me they said what he or she did, as most of us do, I felt I had to defend myself, and it just snow balled from there. I apologize to you all.

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52871: Dud I done sold that boat and bout a 25ft Crownline cabin cruiser!...had it in the water only twice...I got to get Ro some will sleep 4 with kitchen and bath...and we are forgiving on this here porch...its set then Dud me you and I friday fry cooks...I will wash my apron...we will throw a few chickens on the smoker also...maybe the ladys will want to dance afterwards!...ya know with those dangley ear rings!!...yee haw...porch parth friday night...yall come now - ya here!.....SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52872: I had fat paws on some of that but yall know me!..SPOT

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52873: Apology accepted. --Romeena

May 29, 2007 - Msg 52874: SPOT:

Friday is good, I will bring the peanut oil, the fish fry fixin's and the fire extinguisher. Got to go down to the Bayou tomorrow and catch some more Bass, maybe some Bream (Bluegill) and some Chinqipins (Sun Perch) for variety. Maybe only the Bass, some people can't handle a few bones in them other fish.

My best friend in the Dallas area lives right off Lake Lewisville. He has a 19'Ranger bass boat that we can catch fish everytime we go out (mainly by trolling the old creek channels).

Like yourself, he has since bought a nice addition to his fleet, a 26' Larson Cabin Cruiser. Sleep 4 with dinnete, kitchen and bath. He only wants to take the big one out these days to catch ladies and the Ranger stays docked and we can't catch any fish using the Cabin Cruiser. Trolling with that big of an engine at the lowest speed, sure makes a racket to those fish. The ladies sure like the bathroom that's on board. Looking forward to porch sitting Friday. Take care.

The "Dud"


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52875: Yea dud I still have an older pontoon I keep docked at Red Top marina [co-owners] with a trolling motor..rigged up for fishing...but late at night I can anchor the cruiser...and fish under the bridges...and make my puppys HOT...shuck I need to get a pic of my garden coming along this year...about 45 tomato plants 45 or so hot pepper plants ,beans,okra,peas,squash,green onions,cuks...we will have some fine eats this summer on the porch...watching a movie called "Dead Calm"..boat movie...good one on AMC..well back to see whos up in just a bit...slow her at work but thats fine with me!...SPOT

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52876: If there's one thing I love to do, it's to forgive. All appologies accepted! Let's all act real Mayberry-like.

Hope you all have a peaceful night and a real good sleep,


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52877: Good night, Elizabeth. Good night, John-Boy. --Romeena

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52878: Night Gran-ma and Grand-pa....see yall at breakfast...back with the place and who gets the pleasure of buying in a bit!!...SPOT

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52879: Morning is the game..the next person that post has to buy the porch breakfast at I-Hop...I will get the tip!....SPOT

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52880: That's one way to get folks to stop posting, Spot teehee Guess I'll buy since I haven't in a while, it's safe to post now folks.

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52881: Morning folks....I just wanted to confirm that the Mayberry Channel is on YouTube...not MySpace.

The link above takes you directly to the Mayberry Channel and it should keep you away from any "questionable" videos. is no more "bad" than cable TV is "bad." You just have to be careful where you turn and make sure you stay on target with your channel hopping.

Stay on The Mayberry Channel and you'll be fine. I have 7 videos I uploaded and "Favorites" of other videos. My "Playlist" has a section of just links to TAGS clips right from the show.

Enjoy and I guess IHOP is on me. :)

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52882: Whew...IHOP is on Mavis. Whew... haha -- Floyd

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52883:
Morning Folks

Ray-If it was just dramatic license than no apology is necessary, as far as I'm concerned. A touch of the local vernacular can add a bit of spice to a good story. But, I must say, I was taken aback when I first read your post. Romeena is correct, the view from the high road is always better.

Ray-I've been in and out so much lately, I'm not sure I even welcomed you. Welcome!

Floyd-I wish I could watch your "YouTube" posts but living here on the edge of the earth, we are without broadband. I'll take a look next time I'm at my brothers house.

Wow, it's 8:10, gotta run, see ya'll later.


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52884: Wow- such moulages. . .

One more day! of school!!

take care. . .


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52885: You can pick up the tab for Asa's order if you want to Floyd, it will cost as much as the rest of us will anyway. ;) You know how he is when it comes to IHOP.

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52886: Morning folks.
When Romeena was talking about how she'd eat her Mom's pecan pie and it would bring tears to her eyes, I thought about homemakers meatballs and how they bring tears to my eyes when I bite into em. I reckon there are tears and then there are tears! (love ya hm)

AFD, I do have tons of pics of Mariah. I just need to get them sent off to Ro. I'll get her done. Stacey is due with number two in December. All is well so far, thanks for asking.

Well both Floyd and Mavis is buying breakfast today huh? Well I got a powerful hunger so this is a good thing. I didn't want to drain Mavis' bank account.

Romeena, you gave a name to the hidden poster, Laura. Did I miss the name somewhere or did you just make one up? I'm confused, but that don't take much to do anymore.

Anyway, Laura, or whoever you are, please pull up a rocker and join in. Glad to have you join us. I guess there is no law about having a name, but it does seem the neighborly thing to do. Do you cook? Can always use another cook on the porch.

Best get to working I guess. Lots to do and a short time to do it.

Prayers for all.


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52887: I been meaning to ask Ray & Dud if you are football fans? Around here, I am the resident Washington Redskins fan. (Hush up Asa! quit that laughin!)

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52888: Hey no opning fire here you can catch something and it to dry .
Us want to wipe the town of Mayberry off the map.
( just joking )
Spot and Dud


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52889: Mavis - I didn't know there was another football team other than the Indianapolis Colts!

Asa - thanks for complimenting my meatballs - more are on the way!


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52890: Tom - I just looked up gum wrappers on the web and the guy from Virginia Beach said that Starburst wrappers do well also. Have you tried them?


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52891: HM-never see that gum befor


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52892: Starburst is a candy that comes in chewy fruit squares. It is really good! There are about 8 - 10 pieces in a package.

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52893: oops - that is from me. . .hm

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52894: Good morning everyone.

Thanks for restating, FLOYD, though it seems Iím the only one who doesnít understand English. I caught a couple of the videos yesterday. I especially like the Count Istvan Teleky skit. You were great.

RAY: I, too, was taken aback by your comment but, having the luxury of simply reading on through the rest of the posts, saw your explanation right after. I donít know your heart, but you sound sincere enough and thatís all I need. That tongue really is like a sword, isnít it?

AFD: Veda, too, just canít wait to walk. She hasnít crawled yet and will likely go right to walking. Sheís a joy! The Mrs. will begin her new job next month. Iíll fill yíall in at another time because Iím pressed for time right now and want to clear something upÖ

LAURA: First, two wrongs do not a right make; Iím sorry for my cross post yesterday. That said, and much calmer, I would like to reiterate that while it is not required to identify your posts, it is polite.

As far as this forum being open to anyone, that technically is trueóat least until FLOYD decides it is not. Although he pretty much leaves it to us to keep the porch Mayberry-like, he is the ultimate arbiter of the use of this board. He has blocked troublemaking posters before.

While my reaction was not in the correct spirit, I admit, I do stand by my general observation. We have conversations here on the porch. We get to know each other. To lurk in the background reading those conversations and come swooping in with a judgmental, anonymous one-line commentary doesnít strike me as very Mayberry-like. If you have something to say about something thatís posted it seems the better course of action may be to introduce yourself and flesh out your comments a bit. Of course, that is just one manís opinion.

Now, about me being convicted by your comments, well, I get convicted all the time. Like when I find myself watching a racy commercial during a ďG-ratedĒ program on tv, or when I speak angry to my kids, or when I drive on by somebody holding up a sign on the side of the road, or when I see an elderly lady cutting her grass as I drive by on a hot day. Yes, I get convicted a number of times any given day. But I get convicted by whatís in my heart, not by verbal (or printed) zingers. In fact, I did get convicted about our comments yesterdayónot because of what you said, but because of the way I said what I did. So, whatever your intentions were, and Iíll give the benefit of the doubt here, you may like to know that God convicts my heart when He sees fit, and He doesnít do one-liners.

So, bygones to you. I hope that you will offer me the same courtesy.

Prayers for everyone today.


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52895: And Happy Porch Anniversary DWF!


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52896: Now that ASA mentioned it, I, like ROMEENA, assumed that anonymous posts were by the LAURA who posted the TAGS question. So, if you are one in teh same person, fine; if you are two different people, I am directing my comments above to the anonymous poster. See the confusion remaining nameless brings?

Anyway, when you think of Laura, laugh, don't cry; I know she'd want it that way...


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52897: That vein in your neck is sticking out again MT. Course it could be doing that if you've been eating hm's meatballs. I know I get teary eyed and veins sticking out in my neck everytime I cho... err eat one.:)

Mavis, I am a big Gibbs fan but I am wondering if time has not passed him by. I think it did Parcells. Anyway, I hope you have a good year this year. Inspite of Snyder who I don't care for much.

Well back to work. I've got a real situation on my hands here.


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52898: Good morning everybody.

Mavis:::: Yes. I am a long suffering (until last year) New Orleans Saints Fan. I am the original Saints fan. I attended the first pre-season game in Shreveport La.(1967) VS. the Minnesota Vikings (yes, we lost). My sister lived in New Orleans (mostly French Quarter) for over 30 years. Love that Super Dome (post Katrina its even better, thank you US taxpayers). I am a LSU fan also. Played the game from age of seven to senior in High School. Go SAINTS! Beat those cowboys last 4 out of 5 times, including last year at Texas Stadium. ( I was there in all my black and gold colors).

Spot: Didn't have much luck fishing this morning on the Bayou, caught an Alligator Gar, 2 Turtles and some bait snatchers. Will try again tomorrow.

Take care porch people and thank you all for your welcomes. See ya Friday for the Fish Fry and I won't forget the fire extinguisher. May I have my own rocker?

Dudley Wash (The "Dud")

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52899: I was 9 years old when I first saw my Saints in Shreveport in 1967. I still have my little official Saints jersey and sweater that I bought at the game (ain't that cute). I collected the complete set of Tops football cards for all the Saints during those early frustrating years. Looking forward to some football (Mavis-Skings, Asa-Colts (Go Peyton). Any others on the porch football crazy?

The "Dud"

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52900: Skins should be called the Skings-sorry Skins.


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52901:
M-T Are you meaning to tell me you're just one man? Huh, I always figured you to be a some type of committee.

DUD-I was once "football crazy" but baseball has won my heart. Before anyone throws me into the lake of fire, that was just a simple play on words, honest.


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52902: Good Afternoon Porch,
We made it back from St. Simon's Island safe and sound. Bryson and I got burnt to a crisp, but other than that it was a wonderful vacation. The boys would have liked to do more, but all hubby and I wanted to do was lay on the beach and do that very unAmerican thing called relaxing.
Tom & Asa- Happy Belated Birthday!
Boo- How are you doing since it has been a week or so since Karen passed on into those pearly gates?
Dud & Laura- How do you do? Welcome to the porch. I'm a U of Kentucky basketball fan, Braves baseball, Bulldog and Falcon football fan.
Romeena- How's Sugarplum feeling?
Homemaker- Are most of your goats born in the spring? Did you find another dog?
Big Maude- Is your son going to college this fall?
Mavis- I'll take a look at Ro's website. I'm just so happy for you. Is your son happy with getting a stepfather?
Me-They- I'm glad the Mrs is starting a new job. That other one was really stressful for her.
AFD- My friends daughter is 13 months old and is just learning to cruise. She didn't learn to crawl until she was 12 months. I remember when Bryson started he just ran!
Floyd- Thank you for letting us know about youtube. My stepson is on there all the time watching paintball videos. Maybe I'll give it a try.
Spot- How's your garden this year? Do y'all have the water restrictions in Cobb also?
Hey to everyone else. I have to do some laundry before taking Bryson to the pool. I found out on Monday that my stepdaughter, Michaela, is coming tomorrow for 7 weeks. Please pray for us. I already have my hands full with Nicholas and Bryson and to add her, well, is more work and stress. My gastroenterolgist said my reflux is out of control again and said I have to eat a lowfat diet, exercise, and reduce stress. Well, it will soon be increased, but what can I do? When I married Bryan, I also married his 2 children and apparently his psycho ex. Anyway, I need to prepare for Michaela so I'll get off. Y'all have a wonderful Mayberry day!
Blessings to you and yours,
Again, sorry for the long post! I'm a talker!

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52903: Hey auh20! I love the American pasttime myself!

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52904: A gator gar huh Dud...hum...well im at work and got to get started...back in a bit ...SPOT

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52905: Hey Mavis thanks for breakfast..[ha ha]! cha!..hey my buddy Asa...Lucy..TOM,Rev you get your Fed-X plate?...hope you are doing well...hey M-T,possum,hazel,Floyd thanks for your good work...Boo,Romeena yall ok?...did ya see your bird friend Ro?..well back with the supper menu in just a bit...Big Maude you doing ok?...SPOT

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52906: Auh2o & Lucy:

I played and I love baseball also. Livin' in Dallas turned me into a Texas Rangers Fan (the baseball version of the Saints). Worst team in the majors this year. My hopes this year have been dashed.

The "Dud"

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52907: Supper menu:Southern fried Chicken,mashed taters with gravy,greenbeans,fried okra,fried squash,firld peas,fried green tomatoes,green onions,homemade bisquits,sweet tea Big Maude slaw and a checkered napkin...we are eating on the picnic table!....Mil if you feel up to it bring a pie ,ok?...Dud lite us some of those torches to keep the bugs away....SPOT

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52908: SPOT: After fighting that Gar today, that sounds good, I will bring a torch and my portable bug zapper (Extra Protein Anyone)....

The "Dud"

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52909: Spot you can have me fried okra, squuash green tomatoes and green onions.
Hope hm did not come was the meatballs


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52910: Whew...I had to work all day just to get enough to pay for Asa's breakfast. --Floyd

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52911:
Hello porch family.....Pray you all had a great day. the Fed-X today. Good stuff! I will be on the road pretty much till August. Summer is a busy tour for me. But I will be rocking from the motorhome. I know about Asa's eating. I paid the other day and I had to take a loan...heehee

I'll check back in later. Paryers for all.

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52912: I got a case of barber-claw from cutting so much hair. I think Asa is kin to the Darling's. Hardy eatin' men and all that. --Floyd

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52913: Mavis...I'm a Redskins fan also! I became a fan when the Colts left Baltimore.

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52914: me a spot at the picnic table. I can eat everything but the fried teeth aren't stable enough to chow down on chicken yet. The sweet tea sound goooooood! I haven't had sugar in my tea in ages.

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52915: Hey Rev...Dud just got up a boat day..just cruising set up for all day friday so hope you have good luck fishing for the fish fry..Miss Sherry and I and 2 more couples are gona take the boat out..[her son and daughter-n-law} and her sis and boyfriend and sherrys grandson...gona have a boat full!..carrying the jet skis...grill hot dogs on the boat!..yall stop by!..Maude if you come bring some slaw!...well about quiting time for me...I will be off till next thu at noon! yall eat good but I will check in from home!..Think Miss Sherry and I will just stay on the boat Friday night....will will mail from later on tonight...Floyd you right that Asa can eat!...SPOT

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52916: Tom, now you better eat your veggies! And, who are you kidding? Homemaker brought extra meatballs, because she knows how much we like em.
And Me They, your post 52894 was right on.
- Hazel

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52917: Millie....Are you doing alright... please try to eat somethin'

Homemaker....Those must be some tasty meatballs that you make..every post comments on them...

SPOT.... Yes, I hope to have better luck fishing on the Bayou tomorrow...catching Alligator Gars and La. Snapping Turtles ain't gonna feed the porch friday....

Boo: Hope you are doing OK after the loss of Karen and dealing with her family..., I think you have been accused on the porch as being scizoid...please explain to a newbie on this here porch...

Tom:....You are a true your posts...

Rev: Glad the tour is doing well...if you head to Monroe, I will defintely buy you and crew those roast beef po-boys at the Rays PeGe.

Floyd: Do we need to serve you first at the Friday fish fry on the porch? You the man...

Romeena: How is the SugarPlum..and what is up with the little bird.....

Lucy....You are a Falcon fan....Saints-Falcons, what a rivalry...I guess you will be my friendly enemy..I was at the Monday night game in the SuperDome after Katrina when we beat the feathers out of your guys...Michael Vick Rules...
Pit-Bulls allowed...

Take care Porchsters....The "Dud"

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52918:
Dud-I just love that game. Nothing beats some good ole fashion hardball. Dud, those Rangers always have the bats now if they could just get a few that can throw the rock. I know that Rev, Spot, and MDC enjoy baseball also. I really don't have a favorite team but when I was a kid I love those Giants. Bobby Bonds, Dave Kingman, John Montefusco were my favorites. Mays, McCovey, Perry, and Marchial were near retirement.

Lucy-Glad to hear your a baseball fan, there seems to be fewer and fewer of us these days. I'll be praying for you and your temporary addition.

Rev-Prayers for a successful and safe tour. Maybe, you can do a bit of Charles Krault with some "On the Road" segments.

Millie-Thinking of ya!


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52919: Auh2o: Thanks for your comments...I played 4 sports from 7 years old to when I graduated from high school...Baseball was my best sport...I played 1st base from 7 to 17...left handed and 6'3''... If I continue to live in La. that is one thing I will miss about Dallas...going to the BallPark..It is still a 45 to 1 hr. drive from where I live in North Dallas.

Take care everybody....The "Dud"

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52920:
Dud-I played baseball from about age 8 until I was, oh, let me see, just short of my 20th birthday, Little League through Legion Ball, I played third and pitched and we're are the same height, although I am a right hander. I played hockey from, gee, uhh, I think I was 10 when I started and I quit playing when I was 31, I was a right winger and center. As for watching baseball, Toronto is about and hour and 45 minutes north and Pittsburgh is 2 and half hours south. Buffalo has the AAA Bison's about and hour north.


May 30, 2007 - Msg 52921:
JUSt a quick hello tonight! Hope all goes well. Nice sweep Ro.
Prayers for all you fine folk.

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52922: Auh2o: Thank you for your reply.

I'am sitting at my mother's house on Bayou DeSiard. Looking out at the Bayou with the house lights on I see many fish....I will catch the suckers on my cricket, Quil and pull up the fish when he bites programs:::

Everybody take care....The "Dud"

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52923: Auh2o: Your are the person when it comes to growing up with HOCKEY. Bobby-soccer and We don't have a frozen rink to practice on.

The "DUD"

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52924: Hey, all... Sorry I've been so "absent", but the power went out around here just before ten this morning, and just came back on a couple of minutes ago, after nine. Off nearly twelve hours. Spot, where were you when I needed you??

Asa, I didn't just make the assumption that Laura posted the anonymous posts as well. I know she did, or someone in her immediate vicinity did. Anyway, it doesn't matter now. I think the ground has been well-covered, the ball is in Laura's court, and she is welcome, if she chooses to remain.

Lucy, you have my sympathy and prayers - I know what you're going to be facing for the next seven weeks. Hang in there, friend - give way when you can, but stand your ground when you must.

I must run for now, lots of things to catch up on after a day spent without power. It was wonderful. Plenty of light for reading in the sunroom, couldn't do much else, couldn't even get the car out of the garage (door is too heavy for me to lift) so I just got caught up on some peaceful pursuits and reading. Now there's laundry, emails, such as that to catch up on.

Sugarplum (who is doing just fine, thank you all) says hey! --Romeena

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52925: By the way, Laura, is your middle name Lee and your last name Hobbs? --Romeena

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52926: Too bad the power didn't go out on a work day, Ro. You would have had to call in. "Sorry, I just can't come to work, I can't get my car outta the garage. I'd really like to be there, but sheesh, I just can't."
Lucy, it's hard for me to imagine that you just found out on Monday that your step-daughter is coming tomorrow. What does the court order say? When was she suppose to come? How could it just be sprung on you like this? I feel for you; you need time to get ready.
- Hazel

May 30, 2007 - Msg 52927: hang in there. Prayers are being lifted up on your behalf.

Spot....have a great time on the boat. Enjoy!

Dud...thanks for the invitation. I'll take you up on that.

auh2o...I will surely keep you posted with my version of "On The Road".

Ro...glad you got your power back on.

You folks have a blessed night. Prayers for all.

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52928: Dud - I would say that my secret ingredient to my meatballs is oregeno but we all know that is what goes in my spaghetti sauce. It's Andy's favorite!

This year - we have had goats born almost nonstop since December. We try for March babies but sometimes we don't get the buck pulled out in time and well, boys will be boys! We did not get another dog yet. . .since we are going to be moving in late fall, we are trying to wait but we saw some really cute puppies in Tennessee this past weekend that made us yearn for a new dog. So - I don't know.

My parents move into their new home tomorrow. They are taking their beloved outside dog with them. He is old and crippled so we hope he makes the move okay. Bo is one good guard dog for them. SO - here is praying that that goes well.

Rev - keep up the good work - maybe we will all get to see you sometime when you are on the road. Is your intinerary posted on your website?


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52929: Morning dears. How is everyone this fine day? Well I pray.

Homemaker, you are a good natured lady for taking all the fun I poke at you. Thanks for your sense of humor. Not enough of that these days.

Floyd, sorry about making you work so hard yesterday. But you know when a fellow gets hungry and another fellow is offering to buy... well it's just a recipie for gluttony.:)

Millie, I pray you are doing ok. Haven't heard from you and I sure do understand if you're not able to post. Just know we love you and are praying for you and your family during these stressful time.

Lucy, good to see you and prayers for your situation. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Where has Big Maude been?

Rev, keep on keeping on buddy.

Spot, you got breakfast covered? Well uncover it already! I'm famished!

Hazel, I'm still trying to find out more about Red Butte Gardens. I'll get back to you soon. I know this much, it's a botanical garden and quite pretty from what I hear. Just not sure about seating. It may have an ampitheater.

I wish Laura, or whoever the hidden poster is would join us full time. I'll even dust off the rocker. But realise, that will make me hungry. There is always a price to pay.

And Dud, I'm not a Colts fan. That would be Homemaker. Although I was happy to see them win the big one last year. Manning is pretty good and I really appreciate Tony Dungy, a class act if there ever was one. My team is the horrible awful Raiders. I almost am ashamed to say it. I have followed them since I was just a punk for whatever reason and I just can't seem to break the allegence. Weird huh?

Auh2o, so what do you think of Thompson entering the race? I don't know much about him but he seems to be one a lot of conservatives like. If he is truly conservative I'll back him.

Time to get to work for me. I'd love to sit and jaw with y'all, but someones gotta guard the bank.

Prayers for all.


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52930: Asa if you are guard the insizd , will who guarding the backdoor to where the money is.


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52931: Me, a schitziod? Who said that?


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52932: See, I can't even spell it.


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52933: And if Thompson or Gingrich don't enter the race, well, then, WE WANT ELLIE! WE WANT ELLIE!


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52934: Good morning everyone:

Me-They: I just heard some rumor, not true I am sure....We want Thompson here in Louisiana...Put a professional actor in the job..not some phony.
Got to go fishing to get some Bass for the porch Friday night. SPOT: Gonna' be hitting that lake.

The "Dud"

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52935: Asa - if I didn't know ya'll was funning me I could have gotten a complex! Is that better or worse than a compelshun!? As my daddy says - if ya'll didn't tease me, I would think you didn't like me. . .or as long as you are talking about me - you are letting someone else alone.

As for candidates - I kind of like that Arkansas gov. He really put Edwards on the spot with his haircut remark.

Prayers for Millie - I think and pray for you daily. Dud, you might want to read the archives to know why we are so concerned about Millie and why she is so special to us all (even though she makes a great reuban!)

hugs and kisses to all - even Asa. . .


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52936: Asa: I will list you as a Raider Fan. As a Longtime suffering 'Saint" Fan I will salute you for not abandoning ship during these tough times.

Millie: My prayers are with you. Take care.

The "Dud"

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52937: HM: It's a compelshun. Trust me, I know compelshuns. By the way, I hear the lacrosse team just loves your meatballs ;). I hear that the Arkansas govenor gets his hair done down at the beauty school ;).

LUCY: Prayers for a peaceful summer, or, at least, some inner peace this summer. Take care of yourself.

BOO: If you have a minute sometime, can I get your thoughts on "Blue Like Jazz?" No one I know has read it and I'd like to discuss it a little bit. But I know that your busy, so no problem.

MILLIE: Speaking of reubens, I didn't bring my lunch today (hint, hint)...

I can't believe that no one got my "when you think of Laura" reference. Or were y'all just being polite?


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52938: You'd think I'd had bubble and squeek this morning...


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52939: Romeena: I bet TXU charged you double for those + 12 hours without power......The "Dud"

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52940: Okay - I don't get it, M-T. Please explain - unless you are talking about the Christopher Cross song made popular by General Hospital?



May 31, 2007 - Msg 52941: You get it, HM. I was referring to that--I think the technical word is "yucky"--Christopher Cross song. It's one of those horrible songs that get stuck in your head. I guess I was just being obtuse.


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52942: HM: Well how is your chicken ala king?


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52943: My chicken ala king is very well - how is yours?


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52944: I noticed the quote, Me-They, and figured it was from a movie or a song, but I didn't recognize it. I don't go to many movies, and am not up on current music, so that's no surprise.

Dud, TXU had better not charge me AT ALL for those hours! If they do, I'll demand a re-read on my meter. Ha!

Haven't seen the little parakeet today, and didn't see him yesterday. I can only hope someone rescued him, and has him inside where he'll be safe. I'll still keep extra millet out in the feeders, though, just in case.

Well, time for some lunch. Guess I'll finish off the last of that tired chicken salad. I made too much. Even I, who love leftovers, am ready to see the bottom of that bowl.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52945: ROMEENA: That song was from c.1982 or something. Not one of the musical highlights of the decade.

HM: Are you being obtuse, too? Because I hate it when you're being obtuse.


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52946: Just a quick run by to say hey & then off to work again, will be back later to read archives & take requests teehee

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52947: Hey Me-They, it has been a vry busy day for me trying to catch up on the laundry and housework that didn't get done last week! I still have 3 loads to wash and put away, and still need to change the linens on the beds...I'm tired. Bruce just got home from the doc because of a sinus infection he has so I have to go pick up an antibiotic script for him and then go see Karen's sister about something. Whew! No time to rest today. I would be happy to discuss Blue Like Jazz with you. You may have to refresh my memory a bit on some things. I know I was very comfortable with most things in the book but felt a bit uncomfortable with other things. We could discuss it via email if you like. I am uncomfortable posting my email address but Ro has it, I know and would email it to you if she has your address. Or, we can just discuss it here, whichever you prefer is ok with me.

Better go do something...things will get easier next week (I hope).


May 31, 2007 - Msg 52948: Hello fellow Porh-Sitters:

The Friday fish fry is on. The Big Bayou Bass were biting this afternoon. Those frog weedless baits work wonders some days on big ole bass.

SPOT: Remember I'am bringing the fish and fixin's. Bring some of that good produce that yer growing Georgia style.

Romeena: How many people lost power and did it hit north Dallas...Food in the Freezer and Fridge.

The "Dud"

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52949: That is Porch-Sitters..Got SPOTS Paws On Me...
The "Dud"

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52950: Hey, folks. There is a picture of Poor Horatio in the album now. Ray, I moved the picture of your kitty to the sub-album, Porchsters' Pets. --Romeena

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52951: Hello all. Millie wanted me to stop by and give you a head's up. She went back in the hospital yesterday. They found that the cancer has spread. They are running more tests to determine what to do next. Depending on the course of treatment, she may be in the hospital for a while or back home in a few days. Will update you when we know. ~Millie's husband.

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52952:
Prayers for Millie. Pleas check in when you can.
I got another nice letter from ole COLT. He is doing well, but still no computer or IS.
Hope all are doing ok. Lately, when I wake up in the morning (no matter how i feel) I say "Thank you Lord for another beautiful day, alleluia!" Helps get in the right frame of mind.
Hang in the gang,

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52953: To Millie's husband. Thank you for the heads up on Millie. I am very sad to hear the cancer won't go away especially after all she has experienced. Thank God she has a caring husband and family to offer her love and support. I only wish we could do more for her. She continues to be on my prayer list. Tell her to hurry up and get well so she can see my picture at Romeena's photo album. I'm sure it will make her laugh.

from Poor Horatio

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52954: To Millie's husband - thank you so much for letting us know what's going on. We have all come to love that girl, and have been so inspired by her strength and courage. Please tell her that we are all praying for her, and the circle expands, as many of us have our friends and family praying for her as well. Also, please give sweet Miller a big hug from all his aunts and uncles here on the porch. We love that kid! I know, he has siblings and we pray for them as well, but I guess we just know Miller a little better, since he joins us now and then. God bless and keep you, as you support the one you love through all of this. --Romeena

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52955: Oh, and if you happen to go by Bogart's, ask about a package for Millie. It really should be there by now. --Romeena

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52956: Thank you (Millie's husband), for the update on Millie. I have been trying to catch her at Sarah's and figured she was either too weak to post, or maybe back in the hospital. Please pass on our love and well wishes to her. We miss her.
- Hazel

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52957: Millie: Please take care ...I will be praying for you.

The "Dud"

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52958: Romeena: The power blackout that you lived through, was the power out in Dallas County. North above the LBJ... I have freezer and Fridge.

The "Dud"

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52959: been gone a long time. just came in to say hello again. have not been on here in 5 years. i used to call myself. blonde from a bottle.

May 31, 2007 - Msg 52960: Thanks for the info on Millie. You are all in our prayers for sure my friend.