June 09, 2007 - Msg 53263: I am purging thos 40LBs of crawfish with some Good La. Salt. Gonna have some DADS, Corn on the Cobb, Potatoes, Green Salad with OAk Grove Tomatoes....Take Care All>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

the "Dud"

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53264: mmmmm, thanks For the cookies. Frankie, delish.
Dud, that sounds so good! I want some crawfish too!

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53265: i'll have tomatoes,potatoes and corn on the cobb. & a hot dog:)

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53266: That was my son, Robbie, who is 8 years old....I thank you for your indulgence.

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53267: Robbie: I am Newbie. Where do you live? I am gonna' boil the 40LBS of crawfish tonite

The "Dud"

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53268: Millie, Robbie and Miller are your sons?

The 'Dud"

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53269: Yes Dud, And I have another son 17, Sean, and a daughter who's 5, Mary.

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53270: i live in v.a. richmond:.)


June 09, 2007 - Msg 53271: Hey to Robbie!

I have a question for MAVIS, or any of you with dog saavy. I mentioned a few weeks ago that my sister adopted a new puppy. Well, I am really concerned about the pup's behavior and don't know if I am overreacting or not. The pup can't be more than 12 weeks old and is a rat terrier/bird dog mix. She is very active and smart and likes affection. The problem is that now and then, if one of the children (or even an adult) tries to pick her up or hold her when she doesn't want to be held, she gets really aggressive. She growls and bites hard. I thought maybe she was just playing but I tried something yesterday when she growled and snapped at me. I didn't turn her loose right away, but held her anyway, she went berserk on me and bit me hard, breaking the skin. Does this mean that there is something wrong with her and is it something that could be corrected. I have never seen a dog this young act like that. I am very concerned because my sister is expecting a new grandbaby in August. Any thoughts from you puppy experts?

Well, better go check on the clothes in the dryer....


June 09, 2007 - Msg 53272:
Dud-My family arrived here in the 1600s also, 1634 September 18th. Rev John Lathrop, was the first of our clan to come ashore. Before arriving here he had been arrested, in England, by Bishop William Laud's men. He was one of the leaders of the Separatist movement against the Church of England and King Charles. His crime was having a Church service in his home. I have read so much about the man I feel as though I know him. He was one of my grandfathers.

Dud-By the way, what does crawfish taste like (don't say chicken)? I love seafood but have never had crawfish.



June 09, 2007 - Msg 53273: Boo, Mavis is the expert, not me, but our dog was sort of like that when he was a pup and while he loves us, he is a biter of strangers. We try to keep him tied during the daytime and let him run at night (we live in the country) and we seem to get along OK. He is a treat to take to the vet. I have to hold his head away from the vet the whole time. The vet says he bites out of fear not true aggression. I actually think he prefers being tied up now because the strangers/delivery people don't come near where he is and he feels safe. He never nips or bites our own family. Mavis may have better advice, but to avoid future heartaches, I'd probably give him up early.

Does anyone have any rhubarb expertise? I have made wonderful rhubarb pies all my married life, but I don't know why sometimes they are just perfect and other times they're good-tasting but very runny. Anyone? Romeena? Clara?... Let's see if your rhubarb advice is as good as your pickles!
Charlotte Tucker

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53274: Dud thanks for the mud-bugs!..I have been busy here at work,all quite now...im here all night..hey ct,ro,mdc,Rev,TOM,boo,auh20,mil,miller,robbie,frankie and all...asa you ok?..well let me get all logged in here...back in a bit...SPOT

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53275: Hey Spot, Dud, Robbie, auh2o, and anyone else I talked over a minute ago. Sorry for the rude interruption. I just thought of one of Charlene's funny quotes about drinking hard cider and playing Flinch. She cracks me up. I also like when she calls Andy "a purty man." I think I'll go watch the episode when the Darlin's come to stay in the hotel.
Charlotte Tucker

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53276: When somebody gonna start pickin

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53277: Well I'ma grinnin'.....

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53278:
Hello porch family.

Hello Robbie....you stop by anytime you can buddy.

Dud....I'll have to say I'm not very fond of crawfish. You can let Spot have mine. I'll just eat the corn, spuds and green salad.

Boo...glad you got the computer back on the mend. Missed ya!

Got a very busy day tommorrow so I better get to bed. You all have a great worship day and I'm praying for you all.

June 09, 2007 - Msg 53279: Hey there Rev and Mil...Rev is the trip going good?..Millie how are you feeling?...slow here at work....snack will by grilled cheese and tomato soup...SPOT

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53280: Robbie: I am so proud that you know your heritage and your family history.

Crawfish taste better to a cajun than Lobster to someone who lives on the east coast. They are both great meals. Anything meal that you cook with shrimp, it can be subsitiuted wiht crawfish. Take care and happy cooking and eatin;....The "Dud"

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53281: Dear Charlotte Tucker:

This is Dudley Wash. Please refrain from talkng about my wife Charlene. We are raising one heck of a child and we need no interference from ruminators....Thanks... The "Dud"

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53282: Dear Charlotte: Just Kiddin'. The "Dud"

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53283: Morning gang...nothing at all going on at work...breakfast menu: eggs your way,grits,country ham,hashbrowns,sausage links,bisquits and milk gravy,milk,coffee,oj...ready at 7:00 am est...prayers to all....SPOT

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53284: Very interesting family history, Auh2o! Would the Rev. Lathrop be considered a Puritan? I guess he could have easily ended up burned at the stake like so many others, and then there would be no Auh2o. Thank God for protecting him.
Is there anything else you can tell us about him or your family?

I did a little research on the net about the aggressive puppy and learned some interesting things about teaching a pup about submission. It seems that some dogs need to be taught at an early age that they are not the "dominate dog" in the family. One article suggested never allowing the pup on the furniture, and grabbing him by the muzzle and laying him down on his side to show him that he is not the alpha dog. Anyway, I don't think my sister will be able to do what needs to be done unless she takes the dog to a trainer. I tend to agree with Charlotte that it would be best to find another home for the dog before my sister gets even more attached.

Better go get ready for church....who else is wearing dangly earrings besides Asa?....


June 10, 2007 - Msg 53285: I'm wearing dangly earrings Boo- just bought a shiny gold pair from a gypsy. Think his name was Morales or something.They've been camping out near Mayberry. The earrings belonged to a Gypsy Queen! Also got a pretty shawl that belonged to another famous gypsy-she only wore it about 3 times-that's why it looks like new! I'll wear it to preaching so you can take a gander at it. Ha Ha
I'll see ya there!
possum under a rock

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53286: Good Morning Porchsters! Beautiful day here in TN! Boo those things you found about puppy aggression seem to be right in form with what I have seen, but, the problem you have with that little puppy may not ever go away, those traits are typcial to a Rat Terrier. Well ANY terrier for that matter, they tend to be a little harder to handle in the "I want to be the boss" category. If you have any questions or just want to know more about dealing with what we call "the TerrOrs" around here, (we have 4 TerrOrs/terrorists in our crew) you can email me k9hairstyles@btes.tv
I'm gonna get off here, eat some breakfast (thanks Spot) & get something done around here. Will check back in later. Oh & I'm not gonna wear my dangly earrings.

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53287: Didn't mean to rock on you possum how goes it?

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53288: Hey Spot: I got some leftover Crawfish. How about some Crawfish Omelettes (Spanish Style with Green Peppers, onions, plenty of Garlic, and Louisiana Hot Sauce), Hashbrowns, some of your Ham, Grits, and Strawbery Shortcake for late Brunch.

The "Dud"

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53289: As a diabetic, I will have an egg white omelette with crawfish, green peppers, onion, no fat cheese (Ugh), garlic, and La. hot sauce, Turkey Bacon (Ugh) and low sugar bread garlic toast. (Yeah). No Strawberry Shortcake...(Ugh)...The "Dud"

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53290:

Boo, I'll tell you a trick my friend, a dog trainer, has used for many years. First, holding the muzzle is a method he employs with great success. Then, when the little darling refrains from biting, give her a little morsel of something as a reward while praising her and speaking slowly and calmly. She's clearly a spirited animal. Sounds like she may one day make an excellent watchdog and protector. Good luck. My problem is with a big grey cat that does the same thing (nipping first, then biting hard). Trouble is, there's not much one can do about an insubordinate cat. LOL Well... No, no, never mind.

I love my cat... I love my cat... I love my cat......




June 10, 2007 - Msg 53291:

Dud, I'm not even a diabetic and that actually sounds yummy! Well, there's that no-fat cheese... but the rest of it sounds excellent!

I do love that turkey bacon -- better than the real thing, in fact. High in sodium, though. But aren't most good things?



June 10, 2007 - Msg 53292: Dess: We will cut out the no-fat cheese on the Omelettes. Glad you like the crawfish. They are good in Tex-Mexican Enchiladas with some good Mexican Cheese (Queso Blanco). Mexican Rice and Beans and don't forget the Guacomole.

Have a good weekend, gonna take the Lady Friend out to eat some seafood at The MoHawk.

REV: have you ever eaten at this Monroe landmark. I have been eating their Shrimp Basket for over 40 Years. The "Dud"

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53293: Millie: What is the Special at Bogart's tonite. I might have to alter my Shrimp Basket request. The "Dud"

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53294: Hey gang..back at work..hey robbie,miller...Dud I will have a late lunch crawdad omelette...Man Dud I like the hot stuff!..hey Mavis,Rev,mdc,md,goober race is fixing to start in just a bit...possum I love those ear rings...back in a bit....SPOT

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53295:
Charlotte- Have you ever noticed in that episode that the fountain where briscoe takes his 11 hatfuls is the Mendelbright memorial fountain? It even has some dates on it. I never noticed til i got my dvd's and did some zooming. That's pretty detailed for a sitcom.!
Sterling- my prayers are with you bro. I see your point about if the snoring is bothering someone why they wouldnt Want you in another room. Hang in ther my friend.
ASA- are you the one who likes the Red Green show?
It was a good one yesterday. Those guys crack me up. If they dont find ya handsome, they oughta at least find ya handy.
SPot- you still make the best breakfasts around! Especially for a talkin dog!
Lucy- thanks for the clarification. it's funny how one starts to recognize a certain "writing style." Maybe that means I've been around here too long! haha
Well ya all have a pleasant Sabbath. God bless.
Andy: Charlene, I'm old enough to be your FATHER!

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53296: Thanks MDC..glad you enjoy the grub...RACE FANS..4 he rain delay...but WE ARE RACING NOW!..Rev hope you get to watch it...MD,M-T,Mavis,long lost goober...hope yall got it on!...ZOOM!...slow here at work ..just a couple of things going on..supper will be grilled chicken,garlic mashed taters,greenbeans,corn on the cob and rolls and sweet tea!..will fire up t about about 5:30....SPOT

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53297: HEY Dud, how do you make that queso blanco? Hubby loves that!

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53298: Hi All.
Will I see no one miss me for the pass week.
I have ben keeping in touch ehat Miss. Ellie, and she say that she can not afford the internet now. So she is going off line as of 6 13 07.
But I will write to her.
Millie I chock into the gum that I ordn two monthy ago and the one who was shiping thim out was fire, so I will have to waite about three week for it to come rat.
And I m out of wrapper to.
Mavis I wish you all the hapyer on your up comming merry and GOD BLESS YOU.
Will my stepdad was asked to go camping this weekend and fishing, and he is so happy to go.
The people across the street son is taking him.
And for me I will just sat here and look at ford wall.
At eventide, when work is done,
When light has fled away,
The starry host appears on high
And we seek God and pray.
Such peace I feel descending
From Heaven's throne above.
It seem the guardian angels now
Speak softly of His love.
Surrounded by this precious peace
My rest in Him is complete.
I lay my every burden down
And tarry at His feet
He makes His gentle presence known,
Putting all cares to rest.
And joy is kindled deep within
By God, the unseen Guest.


June 10, 2007 - Msg 53299: That's funny, MDC....(sheepishly) I thought I was the only one who actually "zoomed" while watching my TAGS dvds. One time I spent quite a bit of time zooming in on cast member's faces..and then there was the time that Andy had the wedgie when he bent down to pick up the mail at the courthouse. I had to zoom on that a few times to be sure of what I was seeing! I know I sound like a pervert, but I'm really not. I just have an enquiring mind....


June 10, 2007 - Msg 53300: I need a new hobby...

Hey to TOM. Thanks for the poem.


June 10, 2007 - Msg 53301: Good evening, everyone! I'm in Florida, at my son's home, having a wonderful time. They picked me up at the airport and drove straight east to Cape Canaveral, to a little-used park right on the beach that my son knew about. We spread out our blankets and set up our chairs, had a great picnic lunch and watched an absolutely beautiful, near-perfect launch of the Atlantis shuttle. We were about seven or eight miles from the launch pad, which is about as close as you can get without security clearance. At any rate, we had a perfectly clear view of it from the time it left the ground. I got some pictures, not sure how good they are until I get them into a computer.

Tom, it's good that your stepdad is getting to go on that trip. Try not to feel lonely, just enjoy a little time of solitude, a chance to do whatever you want to do. I learned after losing my husband that loneliness and solitude, while they may seem the same, really aren't. Solitude is a choice, and you can learn to cherish it. I have.

Millie, I'm glad you're doing so well, and it was nice to meet Robbie. You must be so proud of all of your kids. If the other two are as sweet as Miller and Robbie, they have to be just great.

Lucy, I knew that was you, no matter the signature. Sounds like Michaela is up to her old troublesome tricks - frankly, I think it's great that she went back to her mother. She was a loose cannon there with you all.

Boo, I agree with the others regarding that puppy. I'd find it another home, and soon. Sounds like it would do better if placed with just a couple of adults, no children around. Cesar Milan might be able to change the behavior, but since he's not around, I'd make the easier choice and relocate the pup.

I still say if we would make the welfare babies work for their welfare check, illegal immigration would disappear. Make the able-bodied welfare recipients check in daily and be available to whatever landscaper or construction crew would normally have been hiring illegals. The employer pays the welfare department, not the individual, which helps to finance welfare. The individual receives his welfare check as usual, providing he or she has been available to work every day, whether chosen or not. Demand is satisfied, no jobs for illegals, and they all go home, and tell their friends not to bother going north. Problem solved.

Well, guess I'd better rejoin the others. Will check in later. Sugarplum (yes, she's with me) says hey! --Romeena

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53302: I'm sorry you're lonely, Tom. If I lived near you, I'd drop by with some popcorn and some TAGS DVD's. Speaking of which, do you have a DVD player? If so, you might use the opportunity to watch some Andy Griffith eps! That's if you have some, I guess. Or maybe some other TV show that you tape. I'm with Ro; I would use the time to enjoy my solitude, and do things I can't normally do when other people are in the house.
- Hazel

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53303: Hello all. It's Miller. I saw that my little bro posted.Oy.... Anyway, I hope you all are well. Tommorow I have school, but its the last week and we finished the SOLs and HATs, so we are only going to have Fun Fun Fun!

Best to all,

PS: "Through the forest, wild and free
comes our gypsy melody-
Through the forest, wild and free
none so merry, and none so gay!"

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53304: Good reads TOM thanks..Romeena glad you are having a ball!..keep in touch..Miller only one more week..hazel we can have a party for TOM!..hey lucy,frankie,robbie,...Rev...race was rained shortned...Gordon won!...he just stayed on the track at just the right time..Dud you like nascar?..a few of us on the porch follow it well...Mavis,Des yall hurry back on the porch...possum you been ok?..Millie you at the resturant?...I work till 6 in the morning and then off for 3 days...gona get all the camping stuff in order we are going to the lake camping sat till next wed...fishing boating and relaxing...yall stop by and we will have a grill out one night...Dud we cah have a Low Country Boil...some may not know what that is but I KNOW you do!....well back to my Jessie James movie....snack later....SPOT

June 10, 2007 - Msg 53305: Hey Ro, glad you are enjoying your visit with your son. How neat that must have been seeing the launch.

I agree about the puppy, but I don't know if my sister will. She is already attached and has a tendency to be a bit like Scarlett O'Hara ("I'll think about it tomorrow.")...you know the type.

Well, have to go get Erin to bed...I'll be back later,


June 10, 2007 - Msg 53306:
Hello porch family. Today was a very busy day. I had two concerts but everything went very good. It's just good to get settled in for the night. Tired!

Spot...the trip is going real good. Thanks for asking. And no I didn't get to see the race. I wish they could have run the whole race.

Ro...glad you are enjoying your trip. Be safe.

Dud...Nope, I haven't eaten at the MoHawk. That's a new one on me.

Hello Miller...I know you're glad school is about over for another year. Enjoy your last week.

Prayers for all the porch family. You all have a good nights sleep. Jesus loves us!

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53307: Rev good to hear from you...get some rest..yea the just run a few laps over half of the race..some pitted just before the rain hit but gordon elected to stay out and then the yellow came out...Boo get that young-un to bed..when I get up tomorrow my kids and I are going rambling...hit the dollar stores and wash the truck..gona trim shurbs tomorrow...gona be in the 90"s here in ga...no rain in site...had a few quick storms friday but still dry...well back to my movie....SPOT

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53308: Get up!..breakfast on Dud at Shoneys breakfast bar...Asa lets me and you pig out...shutting down my comp and getting ready to head home...prayers...SPOT

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53309: SPOT: How about 3 Eggs any way, Grits, Buttered Toast, Honey Smoked Bacon, and Virgina HAM!

The "Dud"

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53310:
Morning Porch

Boo- Rev Lathrop, by today's broad brush, would be considered a Puritan but he actually was a Separatist. He was one of the early Baptist ministers. There was a book written about him, titled "Exiled." To be honest I found it a bit wanting but with the family connection to it, I enjoyed reading it. There are quite a few interesting facts regarding his life. For example, his daughter Jane was married to Samuel Fuller by Captain Miles Standish. Fuller was a passenger on the Mayflower, as was, Standish (I guess that goes without saying).

Boo-I can't help with the puppy problem. However, it looks like you're receiving some good advise.

Tom-Sorry to hear you're feeling a bit down. Since you have Internet access why don't ya try googling and interesting topic and see what you find. I love doing that, sometimes it can be quite enlightening. Why not try...oh, I don't know, maybe ... uummmm ... gum wrappers? Who knows?

Ro-Glad FLA is treating you well!

Hey Spot!


June 11, 2007 - Msg 53311: Morning porch family, hope all is well this Monday morning. busy at work today, seems like things are getting busy again. Thanks for breakfast Dud. Lunch at my place: pulled pork BBQ sandwhiches, cole slaw, potato chips and chocolate chip or macadenia nut cookies for dessert. tea, kool aid to drink. Both my kids are leaving Saturday morning with their youth group for Bay Saint Luis Mississippi. 51 in total from our church will be traveling to do Hurrican Relief work on houses in a community that was and still is pretty much devastated by Katrina. Prayers please for their safety, travels there, during their work week and their safe return. I appreciate you guys so much. Prayers for Millie and all today as well as blessings. Glad you are having fun Romeena. Very dry here in Northeast Tennessee, sure could use some steady rain. Have a great day and see you at lunch. Big Maude

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53312: Hey Maude, I met a woman last week at the pool who recently moved here from Louisianna and she and her six children had been living in a FEMA trailor since Katrina. Can you imagine? Must not have been easy, but their home was destroyed. She and her husband came here looking for work (had not found any at that point but 21 yr old son working and helping out). They sure were sweet people and I hope I run into them again soon. I would like to invite them to church and see if I can help them somehow.

Interesting, Auh2o, thank you for sharing. I love to read about the courage of our Christian fathers.

Well, I will be one busy person for the next few weeks. Lots of prep work before Vacation Bible school starts on the 18th, then the week following we will be going camping for the week...lots to do to get ready for everything.

I'm off to the farmer's market to find some fresh produce...maybe even a nice, sweet watermelon. See ya later,


June 11, 2007 - Msg 53313: Boo: Is this woman and her family still in La.

The "Dud"

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53314:
Morning porch family.

Back in the Pigeon Forge area for this week. Cloudy and cooler here today. Just relaxing for a while with Mrs. Rev. Our daughter is coming up tommorrow with her friend for a few days. Can't wait to give her a big hug. Since I've been on the road, I haven't seen her in two weeks.

Maude....Prayers for your youth group. For safe travel and that God not only minister through them but also to them. It just blesses my heart to see young folks serving our Lord. We see on the news all about the "bad apples" but there's a lot of good ones too. Oh by the way, I was in your neek of the woods yesterday at a couple churches. The morning concert was in an area called the Brushy Creek community. They took me to eat at the Mountaineer Resturant. The other church was about 10 miles from that resturant.

Tom...hang in there buddy. Just remember, you're never alone when you have Jesus.

Spot...good ole Dollor Stores. And who says you can't buy anything for a buck.

Prayers for everyone and have a Jesus filled day! See ya'll later.

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53315: No Dud, the woman moved here to South Texas.

So glad you will be seeing your daughter, REV.

Better go....you know what I'm going to say, "laundry to do"...


June 11, 2007 - Msg 53316: Hey Rev. The Mountaineer is a favorite for many locals and is pretty close to my house (only 8-10 miles). My church is within walking distance from the resturant. Next time you are in my neck of the woods, I would love to meet you and hear your music. Thanks for the prayers for my kids and their youth group. Big Maude

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53317: Good Evening Porch,
I have been trying, obviously with little luck, to get back here for a visit in my chair. It's nice to sit out with some homemade ice cream. I have strawberry if you're interested.
Mavis- Oh my, just 19 days! Are you excited? I'm excited for you! Are you gonna wear a wedding gown, veil, and fancy shoes? I'm sure you're gonna be lovely and you'll be happy.
Big Maude- That is so great of your kids. Didn't they do something like this last year?
Boo- What did you get at the Farmer's Mkt? I love those places. Bryson's in VBS this week. His is the sports theme. Did you hear of the VBS pirate theme? I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Rev- Have fun with your daughter. Is the friend she bringing of the gentleman kind?
Tom- I'm sorry that you thought you were not missed, but you always are because we'd be lost without your poems.
Auh20- Are your daughters enjoying their summer?
Sterling- Did you get another interview?
MDC- Do you ever find scorpions in your bed?
Romeena- Have a great time with your son. Did your best friend come with you (not Sugarplum)? How far of a drive is Florida from you?
Is everyone else in a drought? It's so muggy when you walk outside it just knocks you down.
Did anyone notice that they put Murder She Wrote on during the time The Waltons used to be on Hallmark?
Today during lunch the boys and I watched TAGS Pickle Story and Farmer takes a wife. It's so funny the Skipper calling Barney little buddy like on Gilligan.
Well, I need to slice my bread and start another loaf. Talk to y'all later!
Blessings to you and yours,

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53318: Forgot to say hey to everyone not mentioned above! I ran out of time.

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53319: Good afternoon, all. Lucy, it's a long two-day drive out here, unless you want to try to drive it straight through, which would take about 20 hours or more, and I'm not up to that. I'd have to stop and sleep somewhere. However, I've never driven it. We always fly. Cost is about the same for one person, considering the price of gas and a motel room, and that drive would wear me out. It's a 2 1/2 hr flight, just get in the air, work a crossword puzzle, and you're there! The Plum has a little carrier she rides in, that fits beneath the seat in front of me, so she's right next to my feet and I can talk to her. She doesn't mind the flight at all, sleeps most of the way. No, my friend didn't come with me, just the Plum.

Sounds like everyone is having a pretty good week. Guess I'd better go back downstairs. My DIL came home early from work, so we'll have a little time to visit. She's a peach, we always have a good time.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53320:
Rev- tell me agian where "home base" is for ya? I think you said in the east. Are you coming to AZ anytime i the near future?
TOM- I liked auh20's idea of going to google.com and looking up an interesting topic. It is always a fun way to find things on the web.
B00- I like to zoom in on background pictures, calendars, things in the drugstore, etc. 40 years ago when they made the series I bet they never thought people like us would be looking at a comb display! haha
I'll take a big slice of watermelon. We used to have "watermelon busts" as kids and then have a seed spittin contest.
RO- could you feel the ground shake at 8 miles away? Must have been awesome!
Well, prayers continue for all. God bless you fine, decent folks!

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53321:
Oops, forgot Lucy, when we first moved into the house brand new 30 years ago, we did indeed find them in our shoes etc, but not in bed. Even got bit once! Then as lawns are planted etc, the scopion population dies off.
Yes, that is a funny episode with "the skipper"!
Talk about the poor guy, God rest his soul, being type-cast! haha
Judge #1: Kerosene? Judge#2: Precisely

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53322: How is everyone on the Porch. Just fished on the Bayou and didn't catch nothing.

That is life, The "Dud"

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53323: Correction: I caught a Turtle.

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53324: Hey Lucy, the market I went to was a very small one and all I got was some cantaloupes. They were huge and 3 bucks a piece, but boy are they good!! Best I ever had, I think...wish I could share with them with the porch. Almost bought some yellow squash but changed my mind. I have too much produce that needs to be used up before it goes bad. I bought a new frige at a Sears that was going out of business a couple of weeks ago and I got it for 600.00 off. It's one of those huge ones with the freezer on the bottom and I sure like it. It seems like everything you use the most is right at eye level and arm's reach. The icemaker is in the bottom so it doesn't take up room in the frige. It's a very cool frige (pun intended)!

Better go talk to St. Susan before she leaves with her little monster puppy...


June 11, 2007 - Msg 53325: SPOT: Did you catch any fish on the Lake this weekend? The "Dud"

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53326: SPOT,MDC..I had a real treat today,I went withmy wife to a Humane Society presentation ,the ASPCA was giving them a check to help with the cost of the new Humane Society shelter and spay/neuter clinic ,the person accepting the check for them was Ryan Newman ,his Ryan Newman Foundation helped with some of the cost of building as well,I got to meet and talk to Ryan for a few minutes ,he seems like a great guy not some up tight celebertie ,his wife was with him as well as his rescue dog MOPAR .

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53327:
Lucy-Summer vacation doesn't start here until the 23rd but the kids are walking on cloud nine (I think it's nine...right?) Thanks for asking. Some homemade ice-cream sounds good. Ya know, I don't believe I've ever had it.

Tom-I took my own advice and googled "gum wrappers" and I got 71,200 returns. Here's one you my find interesting http://www.candywrappermuseum.com/classicgum.html

Boo-I agree with Lucy. I love going to farmers markets.

Rev-Again, I have to echo Lucy, enjoy that daughter of yours, don't squeeze too hard!

Dud-I don't know if you saw my post at the top of the page, maybe your just ignoring this Yankee, but I am curious as to the taste of crawfish.

MDC-That Eric Byrnes is having another good year for your D-Backs.


June 11, 2007 - Msg 53328: Auh2o and Hello other Porchesters:

Crawfish tastes like Lobster. Any recepies that you can make with Lobster or Shrimp you can make with Crawfish.

The "Dud"

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53329:
Hello porch family

Lucy...her friend that she is bringing is a fellow cheerleader. And YES, it's a female! They are like sisters. I know Lucy you're trying to make my blood pressure rise aren't you? heehee

Maude...small world...I may be back in the area in the fall. I'll let you know.

MDC...I'm from SC. And as of now I'm not booked in AZ. I use to book in that area each June but we just haven't scheduled it in a few years. Pretty much as far west as I go now is Dallas,TX.

MD....wow I'm sure that was a treat. Did you get any pics or autographs?

Boo...got a piece of that cantaloupe left? Sounds good.

Spot..you off work yet?

Gonna hit the bed. Prayers for all. Have a good night.

June 11, 2007 - Msg 53330: Sure REV, have some cantaloupe. It's real good.

I'm beat, had a long day today. I am having difficulty with my youngest child and it is wearing me out! She is five and seems to be set on doing things her way and ignoring anything I tell her to do (or not to do). I had to put her in the corner twice today and she had to go to bed without a story tonight because of it. She seems to think obedience is optional lately. Her world, as she knows it, is about to change dramatically. The world does not revolve around Erin and she's about to make that discovery. Wish me luck, and throw up a prayer, please! I have got to do something about it NOW before she gets any older. She turns 6 this summer and should know better.

Well, think I will turn in with a book and then drift into dreamland. Have a peaceful night's sleep Mayberry...


June 12, 2007 - Msg 53331: Good Morning Porchsters! Just got a minute to stop by & say "Hey" before "Mr. Neff" & I head out to the food shop to fix breakfast & lunch to put on his truck. Ya'll stop by before 8am if you want a bite. Gotta head out & look for a new fridge for the RV this evening, the one we have finally croaked & there is no way we are spending our week-long honeymoon in that thing without a fridge! Wish us luck in our search. See ya'll this evening. Prayers for everyone & have a "Mayberry" kinda day.
The menu on the Neff truck~~Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Steak, Tenderloin, Sausage or Country Ham & Egg Bisquits, Toast, Orange Juice, Milk or any soft drink you can want. Sorry, no grits, they don't travel well on the truck. teehee.

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53332: Goor Morning Porch,
It's cloudy here today in the Peach state. I'm hoping we get a really good downpour. Well, sorta, because then the boys would be inside all day playing video games. Okay, nevermind about the rain. Sorry farmers, ha!
Romeena- It's nice that Sugarplum travels well. Flying is certainly easy unless you have to go to the Atlanta airport. It is mayhem. I flew to my parents house and it ended up taking as it would to drive by getting there so early, hurrying Bryson along, and carrying our bags. The airport is so huge and it's a pain!
Rev- Sorry if I caused your blood pressure to rise, ha! She's a young, beautiful girl, so I thought maybe she had a fella. Have fun with her.
Boo- Your new refrigerator sounds really nice. Those are a blessing. I'm going to our little farm stand today to get some corn on the cob, peaches, and peanuts. You can do it with Erin. You can lay the law down. Just remember if you don't then she will run the house for as long as she's there. Trust me. Been there and done that, and continuing.
Dud- I'm sorry you didn't catch anything but a turtle. Maybe better luck next time!
MDC- This may sound stupid, but how do you zoom in on a dvd?
Mayberry Deputy- That sounds like a really nice time.
Auh20- I sometimes forget you're one of them d--- Yankees. You seem so normal. Just funnin' with ya. My hubby is a Yankee by birth, but he's lived down here as long as he lived in Ohio. So, I told him that he has duel citizenship and shouldn't mock the Southerners around him.
Mavis- What is the Neffer truck? Did I miss something?
Well, I had oughta put my face on and get out the door. Y'all have a wonderful day!
Blessings to you and yours,

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53333: Thanks MDC. As always these storms rise and then go away in an instant.

Boo, Kai is 6 and she has been doing the same thing with regards to obedience and ignoring me. I just don't let her.
Erin's just testing her boundaries, I think. They do that a lot during this age, seems like.

Lucy, nope, no second interview, yet. I'm starting to get worried. I don't remember if she said they would be setting up second interviews last week or this week, so hopefully I will still get a call from them.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53334: Yes, Sterling, I think it's a control issue. For instance, she seems to delight in making us wait. Doesn't matter what we are doing (at the store, etc) when I tell her to do something she does is slowly. "C'mon Erin, let's go...." and she walks very slowly...I want to pinch her little head off. It's like she's saying, "Ok, I'll do what you say, but I'll do it MY way". Last night she was doing something I didn't want her to do, so I told her to stop. She continued so I put her to bed without a story after explaining why I was punishing her. That child cried at the top of her lungs (and it sounded pretty fake) for about 15 minutes. I went in once more and talked to her about why she was being punished and she needed to stop crying and go to sleep. She did calm down and fall asleep soon after. I get so tired of these battles day in and day out.

Thanks Lucy, thinking of the future is what motivates me to be consistent and get a grip on things today. It sure isn't easy, though. I want to go back to the 50's and Leave It To Beaver. Were kids really like Wally and Beave back then?


June 12, 2007 - Msg 53335: Hello Porch People:

Just to say hello. The "Dud"

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53336: Boo: I have a ten year old daughter. I am very lucky. No problems with her, I guess I am a Wally. The "Dud"

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53337: Boo: I give her mother all the credit: The "Dud"

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53338: REV...I got a pic taken with him and his autygraph

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53339: Millie: How is my favorite Restaurant Owner Feeling Today? The "Dud"

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53340: For the Porchers:

Who love a good rump roast. Cover that baby with Tony Chacier's spice, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and then a quick rub of flour. Pre heat your oven at 500 degrees, roast for 5 minutes per pound, shut the oven down and do not open it for 2 hours, if you have kids put a sign on it (DO NOT OPEN).

I am cooking that roast with some rice and some special Louisiana Gravy, sauteed fresh green beans (with onions, garlic, soy sauce and good ole olive oil). And do not forget the fresh green salad with Fresh Oak Grove Tomatoes. The "Dud"

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53341:
MD- I love that dog's name -MOPAR! ha We used to have a big Mopar hi Performance garage in this area.
DUD- I can taste that roast from here! As andy would say-- g-o-o-o-o-o-d!
Boo- prayers for you and Erin! 'baby girl' is growing up! Have you read Dr Dobson's 'The Strong Willed Child'?
Lucy- IF your dvd remote has a Pause and a Zoom button, that is all ya have to do. Press Pause or Still, and then press the Zoom button a few times.
As you zoom in, you may have to press the curser buttons one way or the other to keep it centered on what you are zooming in on. Have fun.
I have discovered that all the jail's calendars have the name of the month blocked out!
Rev- thanks for the update. IF you ever do come this far west be sure to let me know.
God blees ya,

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53342: Yes, I have read The Strong Willed Child, MDC. Guess I need to read it again. What's a MOPAR?


June 12, 2007 - Msg 53343: MDC: I am loving that good roast. The "Dud"

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53344: Good afternoon, everyone. Just had a call from the Plum's oncologist - he got me on my cell phone. The final results are in on the Plum's pathology, and apparently her splenic tumor did arise in her thyroid. He'll be wanting to explore that structure when we get back home, and will formulate a plan of treatment (or not) after he sees what is or isn't present in the thyroid. Also will need to see if she has any tumors in her lungs, but an X-ray a few months ago didn't show any. He stated quite flatly that he had never seen a case quite like hers. Very strange.

Boo, may I suggest a remedy for Erin's balkiness? Time limits, strictly enforced. Example: Get a clock with a large face, or a timer with a dial that goes around and you can see when it's approaching zero. You're about to leave the house and she's to go with you, assuming that someone else is staying at home. Show her on the clock when you're leaving, or set the timer. Tell her to be ready, or she stays home. If she's not ready, she stays home.

Another example: You're going to church, and she's balking about dressing. You warn her. She's still not dressed and it's time to go. You leave and she goes in PJs, or in a dress and barefoot, whatever state she's in provided she's not nude. You know your church family well enough that you can just say "we're making a point here" and every parent in the place will understand and agree. Erin, however, will be mortified, and will likely dress a bit more quickly next time.

Walking slowly, dragging along? A well-placed swat on the backside will hurry her along, or just pick her up unceremoniously (the football carry under your arm works well, they hate it) and tote her off.

The point is, don't give her the power to control your activities by her dawdling. She either shapes up, or she goes as is. I've seen it work. Dawdling over food? When the family is finished, so is she. No between meal snacks, and next meal, she'll be ready to eat. It works.

Well, gotta run. I'll drop by tomorrow - everyone have a great evening. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53345: Hello Everyone: I think I am Gonna' have some Roast Beef Po'Boys with some of that special Louisiana Gravy..French Fries and a green salad with Fresh Oak Grove Tomatoes..The "Dud"

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53346: THE REV: You said you were a program director for a Christian TV. Station in Monroe La. What station was that? The "Dud"

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53347: Hello Everyone:

I am gonna resign from the Porch. I ask people questions and you do not respond, I must have a problem. Have a great day. Millie I will have you in my Prayers. The "Dud"

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53348:
No no Dud. I was not the program director. I use to appear on the program each year when I came through that area. It was the local Christian station. I forget the call letters. The man that owned it was named Brother Reed. His son now owns it. I belive it operates under the LAMB Broadcast Network.

Pray that everyone is doing great today. Check back later.

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53349: Dear Dud - I don't quite understand your "resignation." Sometimes people post sporadically, sometimes often. . .I don't think anyone has ignored you. You may feel as though you have been. . .but I don't see it. I haven't been on in several days. I haven't had the time to sit and post, although I wish I did. But we are all busy and the porch is way to get away from hustle and bustle. If you look in the archives - the Rev doesn't always post everyday. Mavis doesn't post everyday. Asa doesn't post everyday. Questions are answered when we have time. If you remember Andy and Barney on the Front Porch in Mayberry...there were some long pauses between comments. Sometimes they just sat and rocked and that was enough. Don't get huffy because someone doesn't respond in your time - let them respond in their time. Relax. . .Take a sip of some freshly brewed sweet tea. . .and keep rockin'. . .


June 12, 2007 - Msg 53350: hey to all my porch family....sorry I've been away a day or so, but I have been a little bummed out.
Hey, Dud, homemaker gives good advice.....relax, don't resign. The Porch is a little slow the last few days, and rememember, it's just a board, not a chat room. Which, by the way, is also fun, so I'm going over to Sarah's tonite. Care to join us?

June 12, 2007 - Msg 53351:
Hey Folks

Dud-Wow, I just don't see it. I was just thinking the other day how well you fit in and what good conversation, both ways, that you've generated. I hope you reconsider.

Millie-Sorry that you're feeling a little low. It does seem ironic because you lift all of us. Take care.

Rev-That wouldn't be Brother Ralph Reed, would it?

Lucy-Thanks for cutting me some slack with regard to me being a Yankee. We really haven't contributed much since Adams, Hamilton, Franklin and Lincoln. Oh well, however, we didn't hoist "Billary" on the nation. hehe

It was 20 years ago today! (nope, not when Sergeant Pepper told the band to play)
"General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!ö Ronald Reagan 6/12/87


June 12, 2007 - Msg 53352: Hey porch! I hope you all are well. I stopped by to just say hey. I've noticed that most of the time, we all just talk. About half of this is TAGS related, which is plenty on both sides.

You'd probably expect it to be about 75% TAGS,
seeing as if you look at the very top of the screen, it says The Andy griffith show first.

Just thought it was notable.