July 15, 2007 - Msg 54144: Floyd- I forgot to ask, when will the Mayberry's Fixins be available for purchase?

July 15, 2007 - Msg 54145: Shoo wee, with all of this jabberin' I'm doin' it's a wonder I have time to sweep.

July 15, 2007 - Msg 54146: Certainly will pray for you, Lucy. Good to see you.

July 15, 2007 - Msg 54147: Anyone here?

July 15, 2007 - Msg 54148: Yep, I'm rightchere! Millie, how ya doin', hon? I hope you're feeling much better. You too, Lucy. Those stomach woes can sure make you miserable. Any chance it could be your gallbladder?

I got a most interesting email from a friend, with a "Global Warming Quiz" embedded. Here's the link, you'll have to copy and paste:


It's a bit lengthy, takes you about five minutes to just take the quiz, much longer if you opt to read all the explanations. I'd suggest doing the reading, because it's very interesting.

Well, I'm off to do some cuddle time with the Plum. She's been in here acting a bit clingy, as she usually does this time of the evening. Nothing spoiled about her, or anything like that. I don't care, she's my baby girl. She says hey! --Romeena

July 15, 2007 - Msg 54149: That wasn't me, but hey RO! G'night! Sleep tight.

July 15, 2007 - Msg 54150: Evening everyone! Hopfully gonna have time to come back much more frequently for awhile, catch up later ya'll.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 15, 2007 - Msg 54151: "Hey" to everyone. Good to see Warren again, and welcome back to Lucy. To answer your question, I have heard Joel Osteen and benefitted from a study he did on spiritual warfare. I have never been to his church but drive past it every time I take Sean to see his doctor's in Houston. It's not a church, really, but a large convention center called The Compac Center. It seats thousands. I'm not critisizing it but I don't think I would be happy in a church that large. I like the family atmosphere of my church of 200.

Better go see if I can read Erin a story. I picked up some books for her about a little girl named Junie B. Jones. Anyone heard of them? They are funny but the child has pretty bad manners...not sure how I feel about the books yet but Erin sure likes them.

Talk to you all tomorrow.


Been one of those do-nothing kind of days. I swear, I almost went crazy. I am so used to having so much to do that when I take a day off I get cabin fever or something. You know how it is when you have a sick child at home and can't go out. Erin is feeling very well this evening, though. I just took her and Sean for a drive and to the Sonic for a snack.

I'm happy to say that tomorrow is Monday! I'll start doing laundry again and have plenty to do. My dad took a little trip to Houston to visit his brother and then they will travel to Beumont to see two elderly cousins (both in their 90's!). It seems so quiet around here with Dad gone.

July 15, 2007 - Msg 54152: What happened? My post came out with the paragraphs in the wrong place?? Oh well...


July 15, 2007 - Msg 54153:
Lucy-Prayers for you. I sure hope you get a few fun days over the next 28. We probably don't need them and Al Gore would hate me for it but we have two small air-conditioners, in a couple of our bedrooms.

MDC-In honor of your tasty treat here is an actual quote from Calvin Coolidge, "Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country."

Me and my girls went "garage sailing" this weekend in search of books. We hit a couple of library sales and a couple of town-wide sales, great fun and lots of reading material. I brought Pat Buchanan's "Where the Right Went Wrong" ( hardback) for a quarter and I don't think it has ever been opened. Jackpot!

Ro-I'll check that site out in the morning, I'm getting kinda sleepy.


July 15, 2007 - Msg 54154:
I bought Buchanan's book and then I brought it home.

Why would anyone proofread after posting? It just doesn't make sense and yet, there it is. huh?


July 15, 2007 - Msg 54155: Hey auh2o, Boo. DWF, I enjoyed chatting with you tonight at Sarah's! I look forward to seeing you around more often.
I've got a dr's appt and chemo in the morning, wish me luck, and say a prayer. Thanks.

July 15, 2007 - Msg 54156: Good luck, Millie. I'm praying for you.


July 16, 2007 - Msg 54157: Good Luck, Millie. I'll be thinking of you.
- Hazel

Frank Meyers: "I'll take it in cash."

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54158: Good Morning to everyone, just checking in before work. Prayers for Millie and her family today and everyday. Boo, my daugther loved Junie B. Jones, started reading about her in kindergarten (she will be in 8th grade this year). The books were pretty funny and even though Junie has some behavior problems she seems to learn lessons as she grows up so the books can be used for discussions about choices and consequences as well. lunch will be at my place: chicken or tuna salad sandwhiches, chips,
little debbie cakes and sweet tea or kool aid to drink. see you all at noonish. Have a blessed day. Big Maude

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54159: WE'RE ON A JOURNEY HERE BELOW

We're on a journey here below.
Life has its twists and turns.
We'll be on many mountain tops,
But it's in the valleys that we learn.
Each day is full of promise,
So live it to the full.
Spend each minute wisely.
Don't forget the Golden Rule.
God's on the journey with us,
Be it days of joy or pain.
This gift of life is precious.
To follow Him is gain.


July 16, 2007 - Msg 54160:
Morning Porch

Millie-Thinking of ya!

Boo-Both of our girls loved the Junie B. Jones books. I think they are harmless enough and if it helps to make the kids look forward to reading, I think that's great. I know I'm an out of touch Conservative but I do give "The Arts" a little bit of slack. Well, having said that, I guess, I don't know any parents, in our little circle, that are stricter than us when it comes to viewing movies.

Tom-Another stellar poem.

Hey there Hazel.

Romeena-Loved the site. Here is an interesting article on Global Temperature


July 16, 2007 - Msg 54161: Many prayers for Millie!

Boo - I just love Junie B JOnes and they are fine. In fact - she reminded me of myself.

Talke to you later


July 16, 2007 - Msg 54162: Ha, she reminded you of yourself, HM? She reminds me more of my sister! They are really cute books. We just the read the one about the field trip to a farm and about Junie B. being afraid of roosters because, "They peck your head into a nub!".

It raining here again and supposed to rain all week. Guess I had better just make friends with all those mosquitos!

Wonderful poem, TOM. Thanks.


July 16, 2007 - Msg 54163: Well gang im back from the lake...gona carch up...hope all is well...yall been eating good?...SPOT

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54164: MDC..SPOT..good racing this weekend ,gonna be gone a few days ,myself and my better half are going to the beach where we were married for our annivesery

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54165: Lucy you asked about Miss Sherry being Mrs Spot well we have talked about it...we have been together about 4 years....we are old and just set in our ways.....but maybe someday...supper will be longhorn steak house on me....SPOT

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54166: MD it was a good race....and believe it or not im a stewart fan!...SPOT

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54167: Boo, Kai loves reading those Junie B. Jones books. Those must be pretty popular with kids, judging from the responses here.

Well guys, I am just on pins and needles today, hoping that the guy calls from that resort place I interviewed with on Friday(he said he would call today). Don't know if I told you about it, but it is a maintenance job, taking care of little issues as they come up. While I don't have a lot of maintenance experience, they did say they wanted someone without experience, so I guess that's me. Anyway, from the interview, it just seems like it is a real interesting job with lots of variety. And it is not working in a meat department. ;)
So I am real anxious about getting it. I am more anxious because I was going to send a thank you email but I can only remember the name of the lady who set up the interview, but I am unsure of the name of the guy who actually interviewed me. And he wasn't supposed to be the one to interview me, but the other guy wasn't available. I THINK I know his name, but then again I don't want to send an email thanking someone, and it turns out to not be the right name.
So right now I am walking around with my cell phone everywhere I go just so I don't miss it if/when they call.
I know they might not call today and it doesn't necessarily mean I didn't get the job - they just might have gotten busy with other things or something - but I am hoping they do call so I can go in to work tomorrow and give my two weeks notice.
Then at least I could be happy going to work(at the meat department) knowing I will be leaving in two weeks. Right now that is the only thing giving me some hope of getting out of there.(Can you tell I really don't care for that job?)

Thanks Lucy for your thoughts, and I hope your stomach feels better. Millie, I hope you are feeling better as well.

-Sterling(standing on pins and needles)Holobyte

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54168: Btw, anyone know of a way to write a thank you letter without naming names, without LOOKING like you aren't naming names because you forgot a name?
I just want to let them know I am still interested in the job and to keep my name in their mind.
...Ironic, isn't it? ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54169: Very interesting article, auh2o. To sum up - be sure you know who is offering advice, and why. Don't ask a barber if you need a haircut.

Sterling, I really hope you get that job. I'm glad you have the meat-cutting job right now, but it's tough working at a job you don't like. Better than nothing, but just barely.

I found a vet over in North Dallas that will take care of my little squirrel, amputate the broken tail, try to help his little injured foot, and then will turn him over to a rehabber to recover and possibly be released, but he'll have a home if that isn't feasible. Now all I have to do is catch him! Actually, I think I can because this morning, to my great surprise, he remained in the fork of the tree by my feeding station, and took a piece of shelled pecan from my fingers. If I had been prepared with a small blanket or a towel right then, I think I could have caught him. I'll try again in the morning, prepared!

Well, the pond needs attention, so off I go. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54170: You GO, Romeena!! Prayers for the success of "Operation Squirrel".


July 16, 2007 - Msg 54171:
Hello porch family....Just got into an area that has wireless so thought I would check in real quick while passing through.
Everything is going good. We have been having some awesome concerts. God is so good!
Don't have time right now to read the archives but my prayers are for you all. You folks are the best!
Have a Jesus filled day!

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54172: Hey Rev keep up the good work of the Lord!...Good luck Romeena with the squirrel!..be careful those buggers can bite!...see yall at longhorn for steaks...Asa check in old buddy..hey possum,hazel,TOM,luck,mil,miller,robbie and all...auh20 you doing ok?...sure do miss the lost ones...wish they world check in...well let me get back to some paper work...SPOT

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54173:
Prayers for you Sterling.
Lucy, you also.
Good race indeed--on to the brickyard.
Just a quick "how do you do" today.
God bless, prayers for all.

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54174: Thank y'all for your prayers. My tummy's still a mess, so keep 'em comin'.
Millie- How'd your appointment go?
Tom-Thank you for the poem.
Aus20- I hope I make it through also, 27 more to go!
Sterling- The Lord provides.
Homemaker- Hope ya don't mind, but I bought some packaged meatballs today!
Spot- I understand about Miss Sherry. Just curiosity, which does kill that danged cat anyhow. Andy and Helen were together for quite a few years before they tied the knot.
Rev- That is so awesome about your concerts! You are doing a wonderful service!
MDC- Stay cool in the ac.
Tom- Thank you for the poem. We are always on a journey in our walk with the Lord.
Well, I'm mighty tired tonight. Will talk to ya soon. Take care now.
Blessings to you and yours,
Don't get burned, use Sonblock~church sign

July 16, 2007 - Msg 54175: Neat Church sign Lucy M....snack time...popcorn! and a Coke...watching Crocodile Dundee!..nothing else on..anyone here on the porch?....SPOT

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54176: Where are you Millie? How did it go at the dr's today?

Hope Romeena caught that poor squirrel.

Been feeling a bit blue this evening. Thinking about Karen alot. The numbness seems to be wearing off and now I am missing her alot, it hurts but I know it will get better. I went for a little visit at my sister's and that helped alot. She was washing cute little baby clothes for her expected grandbaby who should be here in 2 or 3 weeks, I hope. Just talking about the baby made me feel better. I am really looking forward to it. Even though I am the baby's great-aunt, my sister said I could be like it's grandma, too. My sister's grandkids call her Nana...I am trying to figure out what I want the baby to call me. Aunt Julie just seems too long and formal. Maybe Auntie...The baby's daddy used to call me "Ju-Ju" when he was very young. Maybe I'll go with that. You know, life is wonderful in that way. Even though we have to say goodbye to our loved ones sometimes, there is always new life being born! New babies to love are a special blessing, aren't they?

Sterling, take a deep breath and have some Mulberry squeezin's Buddy. You're a wreck! (just kidding...) Hope everything works out the way you want it to.

Sorry about your tummy Lucy. I have had my share of the same kind of troubles for about 3 weeks now. I figure mine is stress (it's NOT a bun in the oven, as I mentioned last week). Tried some peppermint tea but it didn't do much.

SPOT, I can relate. Bruce and I were very independant and had seperate homes, etc. and we dated for 5 years before we married. It wasn't easy taking the plunge and getting married but I sure am glad we did. God has blessed our relationship so much. We serve the Lord together and are raising our children in the faith. It is a wonderful life.

Well, think I'll hit the hay. Tomorrow will be a better day, I have a feeling.


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54177: Romeena, was this squirrel you are discusing a pet or did you find it? Im so glad to hear you are taking good care of it either way, death is always sad but there is something in my mind about animal death that destroy's me and especally un-nessacary animal death. I guess a good example of this for me was in the movie "King Kong" when Kong is being shot on top of the building, so very sad almost even cry'd.

Good to hear things are a little brighter Boo with the new baby coming and all! Baby's never really particularly trill me to much, but many say this UNTIL they have one of there own. I'll just have to wait for that I guess.

Sorry for my pointless rambling just thought I'd try and get my bit in on stuff since I've been gone so often.

Night porch.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54178: Morning gang!..breakfast menu: 3 eggs your way,bisquits and gravy,hashbrowns,bacon,country fried ham,grits,fried apple rings,flapjacks,french toast,coffee,h20,milk...ready at 7:00 am..prayers to all...SPOT

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54179:
Morning porch family

Thanks for breakfast Spot....Good eating!

Nice sunny day here in New England. Concert tomorrow but I've got a free day today so I think we are going to check out the local lighthouses. We flew our daughter up here for a few days so I am enjoying every minute of it. It's like ole times with her touring with us in the motorhome. Sure do miss that. They grow up so fast.

Lucy....I like that church sign. Good one!

Prayers for all the porch family. You all have a great day in the Lord!

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54180: Hey Warren, I know what you mean. I remember seeing King Kong at the movies way back in high school and it bothered me so much that I have not seen a King Kong movie since (in 30 years).

Warren, I never understood why people were so crazy about babies when I was growing up. I was the youngest in my family and found kids in general a nuisance! ha...THEN my sister had her baby (who is the young man named Matt who is expecting the new baby I was talking about last night). I fell so head over hills in love with that baby boy that I have never gotten over it and love all babies since then! Hope you have the same wonderful, scary experience some day soon. I say scary because once you love a baby that way, life never feels as safe, but you wouldn't have it any other way.

Still rainy here but not as hot (hooray).

Talk to you all later,


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54181: Hey there REV, ya snuck in on me. So glad you are enjoying New England with your daughter!


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54182: Lucy - I am shocked that you would stoop so low as to buy meatballs. The next thing I know - my cooking won't even be appreciated on the porch. Oh Woe is me! :)

We got some much needed rain this morning but it did put a damper on my goat trimming. I am putting the finishing touches on the woodworking projects - polyurethene - then they should be finished. The Vet Science poster is almost done. We did it on instruments that a vet uses - I hope he does well. He did all of the computer work himself. And fainted at the vet's office too - that should be worth a blue ribbon!

Well - I hope Millie is okay. She is so special to the porch. Asa is just special too!


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54183: Oh Boo - maybe you could make a rememebrance book for the baby about his grandma - that way he would have a connection to her through you in the future. hm

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54184: Good morning, all. No news about the squirrel, he hasn't come into the yard this morning, which worries me a bit. He's usually here and rooting around the feeding station by now.

DWF, I know exactly what you mean about animal deaths being upsetting. Roadkill makes me want to cry. They seem so innocent, and I just can't stand cruelty in any form. It wouldn't do for me to encounter someone abusing an animal, I'd probably shoot them out of their shoes. This particular squirrel is a wild one, but he's been badly hurt, either by another, larger squirrel or more likely by a dog or cat. His little tail is broken, just dangling and is infected. His left front leg is injured, he won't put weight on it, but does use his hand to hold food. Yesterday he took a pecan from my fingers, so I think I might be able to catch him, and I've found a vet who will treat him if I can get him there. Not looking good this morning, though, since he hasn't shown up.

Boo, I'm so sorry you're having to go through the grief of losing Karen, but I'm glad you see your sister's expected grandbaby as a point of light. What a beautiful line you wrote - "once you love a baby that way, life never feels as safe, but you wouldn't have it any other way." So perceptive, and so true. As the Bible says, "The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away." We don't always understand that, but it doesn't matter, because He does. "When you don't understand, when you can't see the plan, when you can't trace His hand, trust His heart." I've always loved that line. Our choir used to sing it, and I always got teary on those lines.

Well, I'm off. Gonna meet my running buddy and her grandson for lunch, then we're going to see "Ratatouille". Should be good for some laughs.

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

P.S. homemaker, that's an outstanding idea!

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54185: Rev New England how cool!..well hey to all im back at work now back in just a bit...SPOT

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54186: Hey to the Porch!

Hope ya'll are having a great day...we were in ohio over the weekend for a few concerts...I'm in Louisville all this week, so ya'll be prayin for us now...

Ro...hope your little friend is good...REV...keep on trucking my brother...Boo, Spot, Boo, MC, HM and all...blessings to you today!

Checking in later...ya'll be good...


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54187: Hey folks! This is yer ol' pal, Sherrif Frank. I'm pleased as a possum with a pickle jar that you've kept the ol' porch jes' like it was when I built it over a decade ago. But I want you to know I won't feel the least slighted if you decide to tidy it up a bit. The Web wasn't as fancy back then, and I have to say this is looking a little less than cheery. But if you're happy with it, I won't try to foist change -- maybe I just done and gone all big city on ya....

Anyway, I hope everyone's well!

Sherrif Frank

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54188: Frank! You ol' buzzard...it's really good to see you. Can't change the porch...wouldn't feel like home. :)

Glad you stop by...pull yourself up a rocker and set a spell.


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54189:
MDC-I have a dustbuster you can borrow, anything to help a friend.


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54190: Good afternoon everyone. I haven't had much opportunity to post lately, but I hope to get back to my verbose, moulage-starting ways real soon. In the meantime, y'all are in my prayers. Keep me and mine in yours.

BOO: My shorts are piling up...


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54191: FRANK: Pleased to me the inspiration for the porch. But, truth be told, I don't think I'd want it any other way.


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54192: Well, I declare! Sheriff Frank! It's sure good to see you, and surely do hope you'll drop by more often. As for tidying up the porch, well, I guess it could use it, but we've sort of gotten used to it and I'd hate to see it get too fancy. I'd feel like I had to dress up to drop by, and that would put a definite hitch in my getalong. I just barely dress up for preachin' on Sunday, and even then I'm not very dressy. Why, sometimes I don't even wear earrings!

Just got home, saw "Ratatouille" and I must say, it was worth the price of a ticket. Very imaginative, and well done, as we've come to expect from Pixar. I'd recommend it.

Well, I'm off to a Sunday School class meeting - you all have a great evening. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54193: Hey Frank!...Boo,Romeena,M-T and all...supper will be boneless pork ribs with Rev sauce,baked beans,tater salad,big maude slaw,tea...Millie bring us a pie ok?..well storms here...back in a bit...SPOT

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54194: WELCOME BACK HOME FRANK.


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54195: FRANK! Good to see you sir! How have you been? Don't stay away so long.
I sent pictures to Romeena of the wedding, she should be getting them up soon, I think she is getting over the shock of such a "non-traditional" wedding. hehe We got married in our biker leathers & did things OUR way, I think maybe she wasn't expecting the bride to be dressed in black. ;)
I just wanted to check in with everyone, it's getting ready to storm here so I best shut this puppy down til the light show is over. Ya'll have a good one!

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54196:
"We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout..." haha! I'll look for those pix real soon Mavis.
BTW, I invited a few folks to join the porch. I met 'em on the RIFLEMAN forum that i visit (when I aint here, that is. ha) Both of em like TAGS real well, so hopefully they will come by the Porch to see us.
They aint from Hollywood, so no need to gussie up or change barbershop to "Tonsoral parlor", etc."! haha
AUH20- are you the one who also watches the History Detectives? It was going so good, then on this week's show they got all PC. errrh!
Goober, REV, keep spreading the word thru your music. You two beat everthing!
Ro- sure hope that squrril shows up.
MT- How is little Hogette doing these days?
Shall I print the opening to TKAM again for you? haha
Summer is definitely still here in the desert. No place for folks like me! Dang hot, ya know. ha
Well, God bless ya all.

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54197: Good Evenin',
I just wanted to say hey!
Goober- I grew up in Louisville and it's a right smart place. Just make sure ya don't get run over by a horse!
Well, my tummy is good and swollen. I guess I'll hit the ironin' board. Y'all take care now.
Boo- Mourning hits us all differently. Just try to relax, journal, and pray.
Sheriff Frank- What's wrong with the porch? I don't understand.

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54198: Good evening, all. Mavis, I'll get those pictures in the album this evening. Just had a bunch of things to come up, and haven't had much computer time. Nothing serious, just "stuff". I'll probably get the pics posted before I leave this chair!

Lucy, I don't think Sheriff Frank was really saying there was anything wrong with the porch. He's another computer whiz like our own dear Floyd, and I suspect he was just issuing a friendly challenge to him to redecorate the porch. He did say, though, that if we like it the way it is, he's not complaining. Also, if you read Floyd's note at the bottom, you'll see that he states he has tried to keep it the way it was originally designed, and it may be that Frank was letting Floyd know that he wouldn't be hurt if he wanted to change it. Personally, I don't think we need a bunch of frills and furbeloes, I like just like it is - the way the ol' Sheriff designed it way back when.

Sugarplum says hey! -- Romeena

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54199:
Hello porch family

Well we had great day today. Sure was nice spending time with the family.

Goober...praying that the concerts are going good.

Spot...I called home and was told that we got a heavy rain today. Probably the same storm that you all got.

M-T....good to see ya back in your rocker.

Millie...praying that things are going good with you during this round of chemo.

MDC...try and find a cool spot to get.

Well I'm gonna hit the bed. Been a busy day (a good one but busy). Prayers for all.

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54200:
Yep....I love the porch just the way it is. Our Mayberry family!

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54201: No problem Romeena I was just poking fun at you. Take your time.
I thought I would check in one last time before I head to bed, been a busy, stress-filled day here. Along with the grooming business and the food truck~aka~gut wagon/roach-coach, we also have an auto repair shop here in town. Well, last night we got over there to pick up the day's paperwork and found a vehicle missing!! Customer has been a real pain as far as getting her to pay the bill ($1300 bucks worth of bill!) and we were holding it until the bill was paid. well, anyway, People, Inc. holds the title on it and I guess she hasn't been paying them either. Seems they came, after hours mind you, and picked up the vehicle to take it to auction.
They are supposed to pay the shop bill, but we are not taking any chances, going to get a mechanic's lien on it. We were up half the night dealing with the Police Dept only to get up at 5am to get started on the food truck. I am so ready to sleep tonight!
Prayers for those who need them and ya'll Act like somebody!

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54202: Andy Griffith Sale of a LifeTime on Ebay.
Savanna Ga seller selling Mr G items starting for .99
I found God thru Mr G Belief in following the Book of Job.
Thank You A.G. for supporting your Church and The old testament.
Andrew Samuel Griffith The Greatest Story Never Told.
Bill Elliott Oatman Az 928 768 3927
Been lost in desert for 40yrs Now Ive seen the Light.
Bill Elliott

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54203: Hey Sheriff Frank. I'm glad you stopped by to post a message. Thank you for all of your work in making The Front Porch available to us in the past. I first appeared here back in the late 1990's. Then I disappeared for a few years, then reappeared for a short time, then disappeared again, then reappeared for the last time when Don Knotts died.
While things may look plain and simple here, I am not aware of any complaints from the regular posters about that. We want this project to be economical and not time-consuming for Floyd, our current gracious host.
If you like, why not scroll to the bottom of the current page and click on LET ME KNOW IF THE PORCH NEEDS A SWEEP link to offer your suggestions directly to Floyd via email? He might growl at you, but he won't bite.
Finally, Floyd has saved Front Porch postings as old as 2001 here in the archives section (see Archives link below). Sheriff Frank, do you have any of the pre-2001 Front Porch postings saved somewhere? If you do, is it possible to make them available to Floyd in case he would like to add them to our archives here?
Once again, thank you Sheriff Frank from all of us.

from Poor Horatio

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54204: Rev take care on the road..raining here..Lucy I like our porch too!..Mavis get some sleep..Tom yall getting rain?..Romeena you working? did you catch the squirrel?..Goober how is gooberet?..HM we still love [er-like] your meatballs!...Millie you in here tonight?..We are going camping Sunday evening for a whole week!..Low Country boils,fish frys,boating...cant wait...well hey to all...prayers...snack will be Capt Crunch and mayfield whole milk!...well back to getting this power back on..SPOT

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54205: Hey Horatio did not see ya there buddy...and where is my buddy Asa...someone find him!..SPOT

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54206: Millie, we missed you over at Sarahs' tonight. It was Hazel, DeputyWarren and me. We all are concerned about your well-being. We will continue to pray for you. Post when you can.

from Poor Horatio

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54207: Hey SPOT. I hope you have things under control. Keep our power running through the night. Take care.

from Poor Horatio

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54208: Good evening again, everyone. Howdy, PH. Good to see you.

Mavis, the wedding pictures are in the album. You told me to pick and choose, and I couldn't, so I just put them all in. I put little sub-titles on each one, hope you don't mind. If you don't like them, just email me with your preferences, and I can change them easily. Folks, you really want to see these, they're just great! Not your basic, garden-variety wedding at all, but fun. Note the bridesmaid, carried by the bride. Just go to romeena dot my photo album dot com (you know how to put that together) click on the Porchster album, then on Mavis's sub-album, and you're there. The wedding is on the last two pages. Have fun!

Well, the Plum is feeling poorly tonight, doesn't want to eat, had to really talk to her to get her pills down. She keeps coming in here looking at me, like she's trying to tell me something, and I can't figure out what it is. I think she just feels bad, and wants me to fix it. I sure do wish I could. She'll probably be fine in the morning, she's done this before, but it worries me anyway. Poor little girl.

The little injured squirrel didn't show up at all today. I'm hoping he'll come in tomorrow, and I'll try to catch him. Animals! They just break your heart sometimes, but I love them.

Well, get a good night's rest, everyone. Sugarplum would say hey if she was feeling better. --Romeena

July 17, 2007 - Msg 54209: Thanks Bill Elliot, glad you saw the light, Brother!

Yes, I am thinking about Millie, too. Hope to hear from her soon (but no pressure, Millie Dear).

I will check out your wedding pics, Mavis but I lost my favorites list when hubby worked on my computer last. I can't remember how to get to Romeena's photo album...


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54210: Well, how do ya like that? Romeena just answered my question while I was asking it!

Prayers for Sugarplum, poor sweetie. Hope she feels good tomorrow.


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54211: Enjoyed the wedding pictures, Mav. That little black pooch sure looked cute with his bandana on and that new husband of yours sure has a good build on him. He must be a hard worker. I just have one question: couldn't you find a little biker couple for the top of that wedding cake of yours?? heehee I wish you all the happiness in the world. You sure look like you are having the time of your life!


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54212: I forgot to say hello to Me-They earlier and to tell him to bring me his shorts to wash. I'll be doing laundry tomorrow. Hope you haven't run out of them yet...


July 17, 2007 - Msg 54213: Boo I got some beach towels for ya to wash...ya know im a bachelor!!...working long hrs and the triple doubles get me behind but come thursday I will catch up!.....Think I will have another bowl of capt. crunch...watching one flew over the cuckoo nest [1975]...SPOT

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54214: Guess its Capt Crunch for breakfast!!...SPOT

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54215: I love Capt Crunch!
- Hazel

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54216: Good Morning Porch! Sorry I've been absent, but our ISP is out all the time lately....thought I'd make a quick post while I can. Hope everyone is well, I'm doing ok. Will try to post again later.
Love to all,

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54217: Morning to all the porchesters today. It is good to see you all. been busy at work. We are in the process of moving our office suite, not a big move, just to a larger suite across the hall bit it distrupts things for a few days. Hopefully the move will be completed by July 30th and we will be ready for business in our new space. Northeast TN has been getting some much needed rain the past couple days. I will take care of lunch today. How about we meet at M-T's favorite place... Olive Garden. Thanks for the Captain Crunch SPOT. I will have a nice sugar buzz all morning, maybe I can get my office ready for the move! Blessings and prayers to all today. Hope the Plum is feeling better this morning. It is good to hear from you Millie. Behave and act like somebody. see you at lunch. Big Maude

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54218: ....but how well do you really know him, Hazel?...


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54219: Good morning all. I just have a minute this morning, but I wanted to stop by and say hello to y’all.

MAUDE: Olive Garden for lunch sounds great! We can go Dutch treat and I’ll leave the tip (two whole quarters!).

About the subject of “improving” this here porch, well, surprising as it is I have a few thoughts on the subject. Now I’m not opposed to change, but for the life of me I can’t think of how you could change this board to make it more efficient at doing what it does—and what it does is grow friendships. Recently Miss Crump’s board upgraded from its old format to a new style. Most of the users really like the new format (and it is perty FLOYD). But that board is very different from this one. Here, TAGS is what drew us here and remains a common link, but it’s not why we keep coming back. We keep coming back to visit, share, pray, celebrate, and commiserate with people we have come to whom we have come to feel close. Unlike other TAGS boards where the show and its themes are the popular topic of conversation, here they are a sideline, and important sideline, but a sideline nonetheless. Heck, most of want to read all the posts we’ve missed if we can, not skip to the “interesting” ones. This porch was meant to be (or has come to be) slow and easy and conducive to growing friendships—not just as a means of sharing a common love of Mayberry. It isn’t necessarily about capturing the trivia of Mayberry but about capturing its spirit. And it’s done that. I just can’t think of any newfangled way of improving on that. We owe FRANK and FLOYD and great debt of gratitude for creating and maintaining this very special place.

BOO: Yes, I’m going commando…

See y’all at the Garden.


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54220:
Hello porch family.

So good to hear from Millie. Praying for you.

Maude...Olive Garden sounds great. I love their salad.

Spot....how's the weather down our way today? A little messy here in Maine today.

Gonna go check out the pics. As always....Thanks to Ro for keeping us updated.

M-T...you are so right....a great big "thanks" to Frank and Floyd for this place we call our porch!

I'll try to check back in later. Got a concert in Wells, Maine tonight. Prayers for all the porch family.

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54221: I don't have any of the old posts, but you may be able to find some here: http://www.archive.org/index.php

- Sherrif Frank

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54222: Amen to your comments M-T. . .


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54223: Hey all - just checking in.

Enjoyed the pics, Mavis. You and Robert look really happy together.

Hard to believe that a year ago yesterday Miss Veda arrived, M-T. Hope she had a special birthday. Hope all of your family is blessed as well. : )

Reagan arrived a year ago today - got a party planned for the weekend when grandpa and grandma can come. They always give grandbabies a red wagon for the first birthday, so we're excited about that. Evie has decided she is in charge of making the birthday cake and cupcakes for everyone.

Well, I've got to scoot as Reagan is running wild (literally). So have a great day and prayers for all!

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54224: Thanks, REV and HM. HM: I can't remember if I actually asked you this question before, but how much property does a donkey require?

AFD: Thanks for remembering Veda's b-day. And a very Happy Birthday to Reagan! We also are having a party this weekend so grandparents and aunts and uncles can come. Our house is small, so we'll be having it outside. Pray for nice weather! Veda finally started crawling a few weeks ago and is making up for lost time. You should have seen her in church last week. The Mrs. was liturgist, so I was going solo. We usually sit in teh second pew, and I made the mistake of putting her on the floor. I barely got the end of her foot as she made a beeline for the back of the church. The pastor and my wife caught the scene and starting cracking up. Anyway, glad you and yours are doing well. How are you holding up in the heat? If I eremeber correctly, y'all don't have central a/c either.

MAVIS: Great pics! But you never told me if you had to get married ;).

Glad to hear from you, MILLIE. Prayers for you and all my friends. I hope things are going okay for ASA.

BOO: You are also in my prayers. I just don't know what to say that will help.

Boy, that soup and salad was good. Breadsticks, too!


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54225: Thanks M-They. You don't have to say anything...just put on some underwear (teehee)...well said about the porch, by the way.

Mavis HAD to get married???....hehe

Happy birthday to Meagan and Veda!


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54226: I sure do miss Asa.


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54227: Well im back at work now gang....back in a bit....SPOT

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54228: Good afternoon, all. Yep, I miss Asa, too. I'll be glad when he gets back on the porch. He needs our prayers, friends.

Me-They, you really summed up the porch, so nicely and so well. Thanks. What would we do without this forum, and without each other?

Happy Birthday to our porch babies! I can't believe they're a year old already. Time sure does fly, doesn't it?

Would you believe, after ALL that rain we had here in north Texas, that the leaves are falling from my trees in great numbers? The impression is that they're dry - this usually happens in late August, when the heat and drought get to them - but my garden center friend/neighbor says it's because we had too much water. He says the ground is deeply saturated, blocking the oxygen from the roots, and says there's not a thing we can do about it. One small consolation - anything that falls and is cleaned up now won't have to be raked up in November! In most of the yard, my yard man friend can just mulch them as he mows. Some very heavy concentrations have to be bagged, but most of it is mulched, so that's a good thing.

Who says birds aren't smart? There is a very large male grackle out back who has learned how to get a really good bath. He goes to the fountain rocks and settles himself down over the water source, where it bubbles out of the end of a pipe hidden in a depression in a boulder. He just squats over the outflow, with the water hitting his chest and bubbling the length of his body, flowing off the end of his tail! He will sit there for ten minutes or more. I'll bet there isn't a mite on him, at least not on the underside of his body. He's about the only one who can do this, all the other birds are too light and the force of the water tosses them aside.

Well, Eddie is here to mow, guess I'd better go pay him, then I've got to catch a nap, as I'm working tonight. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54229: Hey again. I just checked my email and found a notice from the Humane Society (yes, I'm on their email list) regarding the indictment brought against the Atlanta Falcon's "star" quarterback Michael Vick. Some star. 52 battered and beaten pit bulls were removed from his property. Also found were a fighting pit, training tools (instruments of torture) and evidence to indicate that unsatisfactory dogs were executed by drowning, hanging, gunshot, or electrocution. Yes, I know, he's innocent until proven guilty, but there doesn't appear to be any doubt. This chamber of horrors was on his property, how could he not know? Never mind the fact that pit fighting is illegal, as important as that may be. More important, it is brutal, vicious, inhumane, cruel and sadistic. It is nothing less than shameful that a "sport" such as NFL football would glorify and reward a monster/man that would take pleasure and profit from indulging in such an activity. Shame on the NFL, shame on the Falcons (don't tell me nobody knew about it) and shame on the courts if they don't slap him down hard and give him some serious jail time - him and anybody who was with him in this disgusting venture.

A nation can rightfully be judged by how its citizens treat the weak and helpless. A pit bulldog may not be weak, but he can easily be rendered helpless by cruel humans. Dogfighting is disgusting, and I'm almost glad this situation came to light. Maybe now people will wake up and do something about it, by putting some real teeth into the laws. Let the humans feel the bite for a change!

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54230: Romeena, I've never liked that Michael Vick myself. This news about the pit bulls is terrible, but what has also terrifyed me in the past about him is his frequent marajuana useage. Its proffesional football, a sport, and this man is smoking? I think anyone who does such a thing should be booted out of the leage immedietly. And now the pitbull incident. Sickening.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54231: As yall know im from Atlants [well kennesaw] just 20 miles north but they need to jail Vick...SPOT

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54232: I agree with you 100% ,Romeena. Anyone who mistreats an animal should be punished harshly. But I dought it will happen. The man [ or should I say monster] is way to famous and wealthy. Dr P

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54233: I knew porchsters would agree. I'm not a football fan, and to be honest, when I first read the email from the Humane Society, I wasn't even sure who Michael Vick was. After I found out, it made the news even more distressing, obviously.
DWF, you're right. Where is the clean, wholesome sports star image we used to value? Some of them, I suppose, still try to stay above the garbage, but far too many are more interested in demonstrating that they're above the law! We really need to do some housecleaning in America. Spoiled movie brats, spoiled sports figures, rich lawbreakers going free just because they have the $$, it's not right, and we're going to pay for it. Our kids learn what they see, and what today's kids see isn't very pretty.

I know Vick isn't the only pit fighting operator in the country, by a long shot. He is, however, very visible. Should he be singled out and punished, when others are getting away? Well, maybe so! He has been given a talent and an opportunity to use it, and this is how he repays? The Bible says "To whom much is given, much will be required." With his fame and wealth should go responsibility. If he can't accept that his position places him in a moral spotlight, and confers upon him the responsibility to be the best that he can be, then he's just a total waste of space and resources.

Sugarplum agrees. --Romeena