July 18, 2007 - Msg 54234: Oh, good to see you, Dr. Pendyke. Where have you been?? Come around more often, please. --Romeena

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54235: Swish Romeena!..you are who I need to speak with ..I just mailed you some pics of my new toy to post if you got time in my album!...supper will be at Romeenas house...bring a dish!..SPOT

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54236: I'll get those pics in as soon as I can, Spot. I may not get it done this evening, as I'm about to get ready to go to work. Speaking of which, I won't be here for supper, but I'll leave the back door unlocked - you folks just come on in. The Plum will be glad for the company. It's cool, there's tea in the fridge, and a watermelon in the fridge in the garage. Enjoy! --Romeena

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54237: Ro do I need to save them when I scan them in a different format?..I cant remember...thougt I done It like I have always do them...will try to mail them again...thanks we will clean up your place before we leave and feed plum!..Maude bring some slaw!..I will bring some baked ham...SPOT

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54238:
"You mean Gentleman Dan Cauldwell is coming HERE to our jail?"
HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY TO REAGAN AND VEDA,otherwise known as hog and hogette! haha
Ro- thanks for the email info about the dogs. I put in my 2 cents as well to them.
I havent mentioned my mom to ya all lately..well, she is still hanging in there and actually doing quite well all things considered. Prayers are felt! thanks.
Boo and Millie- prayers continuing for you . God bles you.
SPot- I think we race in Indy this weekend. Take your radio to camp! ha.
Hang in there all, summer continues, someday it will be cool agasin!
God bless our troops.

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54239: Hey, all. Spot, your pictures are in the album. I sent you an email about the .bmp vs .jpg thing. It's really not a big deal. I think the basic difference is that .jpg takes up a whole lot less disk space than .bmp. The .bmp files are way bigger. Anyway, as I told you in my email, I have a program that converts one to another in a couple of key strokes - very easy.

Folks, go to the album and see Spot's new boat. It's beautiful! One of these days, I'm gonna show up on his doorstep and ask for a ride in that thing!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54240: MDCI think they are off this week...next week Indy but I may be wrong...and no radio...we have TV!..cable hook up...Thanks Romeena for posting my new pics on the romeena.myphotoalbum.com! under my sub album...yall get that woman some pics!...see yall at Ro"s house...I will feed the squirrels...SPOT

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54241: M-T. . .donkeys can require as little as a half acre as long as there is adequate room to for him to roam, have shelter and hay is provided. Shotgun has many more acres than that but he used to be in a smaller pen here at our main house. He did okay but he likes it better where he is now.

I am sick about the football player - he is no man in my book.

Yeah for the brickyard. . .it is coming soon!


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54242:
MDC-I do very much like "History Detectives." I did miss this last one. I sure do hope the PC issue disappears. By the way, did you get rolled over by that dust storm the other day? I saw it on the local morning news on Monday.

Romeena-Did you stay up all-night and watch Teddy's Pajama Party in the Senate? I don't about you but I loved seeing my tax dollars wheeled by the pizza man.

Yeah know, I wouldn't know Michael Vick from Michael Stivic but it does seem to be par for the course in the NFL these days.

REV & Goober- Be safe on the road.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Porch Babies, Meagan and Veda!

God Bless the Troops,

Oh Yeah... For crying out loud Me-They, get some some shorts on!

July 18, 2007 - Msg 54243: HI ALL


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54244: Wouldn't you know that guy's name would be "VICK"? He gives VICKS a bad name, and as Ray Barrone's mother would say, "I don't like that, Raymond....."


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54245: Oh, also wanted to say thanks to my porch friends for all the prayers. You are great friends!

I have a whopper of a headache tonight so I think I will try to turn in early...


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54246: Hey Homemaker, why don't you send Ro a picture of Shotgun? I would love to see him.

I'm off to look at SPOT's boat...


July 18, 2007 - Msg 54247:
Hello porch family. The concert went great tonight. We had a huge crowd.

Ro...I do agree with you on Vic. That is about as low as a human can go.

Mavis...enjoyed the wedding pics. You guys look so happy.

Boo...prayers that you get some sleep and when you wake up the headache will be gone.

Getting late so let me go and see the pics of Spots new boat and then hit the bed.
Prayers for all and have a Jesus filled night.

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54248:
Nice boat Spot. What size motor are you pushing it with?

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54249: 5.7...merc gm 350 V8,just put a 4 blade stainless 18 pitch prop in her last week,really made the hole shot great and will top out at about 53-55...How are you doing on the road?...you are doing such a great thing..wish you would come close to the dog house for a concert!..well breakfast will be at the old waffle house on me!..sure wish Asa and Millie would check in...prayers to all...SPOT

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54250: Mornin' Y'all. Trying to catch up with everything on the Porch- Laci,her mom & dad are moving,so I've been busy helping out. Moving closer to me-just a block away!! It's been hectic though.
Happy Birthday to our Porch Babies! Boy,time sure goes fast.
All that news about Michael Vick is just plain sickening.I did chuckle at Boo's comment about him ruining the good name of Vick though!
Prayers continue for Millie and also for Asa. I sure miss him.
I'm going to have to run for now. Have some chores to do before Laci arrives. Like laundry. Ok,we can't have Me-They going commando. Toss your shorts this way,M-T.I'll do 'em.(Ugh!) Ha!
Y'all have a great day!
possum under a rock
P.S. Good to have Warren & Dr. P. back with us!

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54251: Good morning, all. Just got home from work, am beat to the socks. Gonna grab a bite of breakfast, then it's the sack for me for the day, as I have to be back at work at 7 tonight. Yuck.

Sorry, Boo, I didn't mean to cast aspersions upon our favorite home remedy. Too bad the name is so close. Not only that, I have some very good friends whose last name is Vick. I'll bet they're disgusted!

homemaker, I agree with Boo. A picture of little Shotgun would be a great addition to the album. Can you send one?

Well, I'm off to get some shuteye. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54252: Hi all, hope everyone is well. I have been looking in from time to time,but I didn't want to horn in , I've been spending alot of time gardening and researching our ancestry, that is very time consuming. Boo hope your headache is better, Spot ,wow a new boat, good for you ,have fun and be safe Rev, glad you are having a good tour. Thanks for the welcome Possum, where you the possum in my birdfeeder last night? Hm are you near the speedway? auh2o and MDC thats a really good show I love any show about history. Millie hope you are hanging in there! Everyone take care Dr P

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54253: Thanks, Dr P. I took some Excedrin Migraine and it knocked it pretty quick. I had been paying for an expensive prescription migraine medicine and my brother told me that the only thing that helped his headaches was the Excedrin Migraine. My brother has a slow-growing brain tumor (benign) so he gets some pretty bad headaches. He was right, the Excedrin works.....now back to our regularly scheduled programming....

Hope you get some good sleep, Ro.

Thanks for pitching in and doing some shorts, Possum.


July 19, 2007 - Msg 54254: hey gang ,myself and the wife got back from the beach at 1 am ,decided to drive back last night instead of today ,I had a real ,I mean real bad rash on my legs and body ,went to the Dr. this morning ,he said its Rocky Mountain Spotted fever from a tick bite I had 2w++++ weeks or so ago and the salt water intensified the rash ,he put me on steroids and antibiotics ...so Im good to go
ROMEENA .. what is the web address for your photo album ,its disappeared from my favorites for some reason

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54255:
M-D....Thank God you got that tick bite taken care of. That could have led to bad news.

Wow Spot...I know you'll enjoy that boat.

Good to see Dr.P back with us. Don't stay away so long.

Boo...so glad you're feeling better. Prayers for Millie and all the porch family.

Well folks after today, I'll be in the north western part of Maine so I doubt I will be geting wireless service. So it may be a week or so before I can check back in but know that you all are in my prayers.

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54256: Thank you Rev! You are such a kind brother in the Lord. Thank you so being so faithful in your prayers for us. Nothing means more to me than that. Prayers for you today, too. God speed and stay safe in Maine.

Hey Mayberry Deputy! So glad you went to the doctor before it got worse. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

SPOT, I saw your boat! Dang, boyfriend, what do they pay you in that job of yours?!...just kidding, I don't expect you to answer that, of course. I am happy for you and hope you enjoy it and STAY SAFE.

Guess Me-They is having a busy day today. Seems like they have been working him hard at that museum. Guess there is more to do in the summer months?

Been doing laundry and cleaning. I am making a pot roast Romeena-style (with coffee in it....or maybe that was Dale's recipe?). Anyway, it sure smells mmmmm-mmmm good!

Think I'll go put the new toilet seat on the toilet. The old one was looking dingy and hard to keep white....anyone want to help. Where is Asa with his toolbelt when I need him?!


July 19, 2007 - Msg 54257: Good afternoon, everyone. The hospital called at 5 and told me I could have the night off if I wanted it. If I wanted it??? Does a goose go barefoot? Then, even as I was rejoicing and dancing around the bedroom, they called back and said I'd probably have to come in at 11, as they needed to float our aide to another floor at that time, so would need two nurses in the annex, with 5 patients. Now, how's that for cost-effectiveness? Float an aide who is paid about a third what I'm paid, and call me back in. Why do that? Because another floor needs the aide, and they don't have any to send. Why not? Because the aides are tired of being floated, so they quit, and they're also tired of being cancelled when they're not needed. They need their money, so they quit and go where the work is dependable. You can't blame them. The hospital could go on and let an aide work three shifts where they weren't really "needed", for what they'll pay me to come in for one shift. Go figure.

Boo, you have a good memory. That was Dale's recipe, and it is sooooo good!

Once again, the album address is Romeena dot my photo album dot com, all pushed together. The reason for spelling it out like that is to help foil the scanners who try to pick up addresses for spam. Not that it really matters on a web address, but it does help some with email addresses, to keep them from harvesting your address. At least, so I've been told. Don't know for sure if it's true, but it can't hurt.
Right now, spam is about to drive me nuts in my email. I have a spam blocker, but it also traps a lot of things I want, so I have to go into it every day and empty the garbage and send the good stuff to my inbox. I'd like to catch the spammers and put them to work in a sewer somewhere, cleaning pipe.

Well, on that cheery note, I guess I'll go spend a little time enjoying my short reprieve from work. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54258:
Boo- I think I'll pass on that one! haha
Spot- They just recently opened a Bass Pro Shop about three miles from my home. We went to see it last weekend! Wow, now that is a store.!!
There is also a new Home Depot next to it. I think a man could spent several days in that area! haha

AUH2o- the dust/sand storms here are pretty normal at this time of year. Other friends have said they saw it on the news also. I guess it was a slow news day! haha
Cooler tropical air blows into the state from the baja gulf and meets our hot air. (115 again today) That creates the wall of dust and sand of which we have plenty all around the metro area.
Sometimes it is then followed by rain clouds that build behind the dust. It is actually called our "monsoon" season. We get these evening build ups about twice a week from now thru August. Our entire annual rainfall here is about 7 inches, and we usually get about 4 of it during this time. There, ya got it right from the gecko's mouth! haha
Well, maybe I'll go hide under Possum's rock to keep cool. Maybe she'll have some lemondae, long as Mr Wheeler dont get there first! ha!
Have a good evening
Barney: You keep feeding me like that Aunt Bee and pretty soon they'll be calling me 'porky.'
(later)(in the courthouse)
Andy: And Barney, when you send that shirt to the laundry, be sure to "unload."

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54259: Romeena I have email you some thing at time. do it go into spambox or your inbox


July 19, 2007 - Msg 54260:
MDC-Hey, that weather info was real interesting.

Rev-If you stop by McDonald's up this way, a lot of them are setup with WIFI access.

Spot-How ya doing buddy?


July 19, 2007 - Msg 54261: Howdy, all. Tom, it probably goes into the spambox, because I have the controls on the most strict setting, which basically means it will reject anything from someone who is not on my address list. Then when I go into the spambox to clean it out, if I don't recognize the sender's address, I just delete it. So, to fix that - I would need your email address, so I can put it in my list of trusted senders. That should keep it from going into the spam filter, but sometimes even then things get caught there. It's not a problem if I recognize the address. So - bottom line - I need your email address.

I'm still following the Michael Vick thing in the papers and online. Looks like the Falcons and even the NFL are going to tiptoe around for a while, hiding behind such high-sounding statements as "let due process play out" and such. While I agree that he should have his day in court, the question remains - was that huge, overwhelmingly large-scale and no doubt very visible and noisy operation being conducted on his personal property, or not? Obviously, it was, so I think a suspension is certainly in order until the "due process" has played out. Food for thought - if a police officer happened to find some heroin or some such in my car, how long do you think the hospital would allow me to work there? Do you think I could continue to work while "due process" played out? Nope. I could deny knowledge until judgment day, but it wouldn't help. When the evidence is so clear that a blind mule can see it, it's time to take action. Maybe that's a remnant of the Old West policy of "shoot first and ask questions later", but it works pretty well. I've been disgusted with professional football and their scrofulous, above-the-law, prima donna players for a long time, and this just puts the lid on the jar. Good grief!

One more thing - given Vick's activities in the dogfighting scene, don't you just know how he would treat a woman? Or a child that displeased him?

Well, got to get a few things done, because I will almost certainly have to go to work at 11. Ah, the joys of being a hospital nurse.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54262: Romeena- I will send you me e-mail and new phone nu, by sine.


July 19, 2007 - Msg 54263: Romeena, I don't know why you have such a dislike for Spam. I simply love the stuff! It's very good with rice and some soy sauce. ;)

They just showed the episode with Barbara Eden in it, and I have to say, again, how pretty she is in it. I remember it surprised me when I first saw that ep because I never thought Jeannie(or is it Genie?) was very pretty. Must have been those weird clothes on her.

Well, still no call from the resort place. I'm still hoping though. I do know that the lady I talked with there for a different job told me after the interview they send your info to the corporate office for a look-see, so hopefully that is the reason for the delay in getting back to me.
If I don't hear from them tomorrow(with good news I hope) I think I will make another call on Monday. Thanks for the prayers!

Have a nice night at work, Romeena. As much as you can, anyway. Hope it is not too busy for you.

-Sterling Holobyte

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54264: Hahaha! Good one, Sterling. Actually, I really don't like Spam (with a capital S) all that much either. I'll eat it if someone serves it, but would never do so voluntarily. My mom used to make a mock ham salad, using Spam, and used mayo in it, and olives. As a child, I hated olives, though I love them now. I also prefer Miracle Whip to mayo, but Mom used mayo. There was just something about that salad I couldn't handle, and I've never cared for Spam much since then. My mom was a wonderful cook, but that salad, well....

As for tonight at work, there are exactly five patients on the annex unit where I'll be working. Five patients for two nurses. However, since you can't leave one caregiver alone on a unit, for safety reasons, here I go. It will be boring, and the hardest part will be staying awake. Oh, well, tonight it's just for eight hours, and I can do anything for eight hours.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 19, 2007 - Msg 54265: That's a good point you make, Ro. I guess rich men receive more tolerance in most things... by the way, the roast was very good. I make a point of remembering anything that you say about your husband. It's kind of my way of paying respect to the life of a great man. Now, more than ever, I am realizing that those we love never really leave us. Hope you have an easy night. Maybe you will get some great patients who lay off the call bell and actually sleep!

MDC, I decided not to change the toilet seat, so you're off the hook anyway. You mentioned the Pro Bass shop; I have never been in one but I pass by one when I am going through San Antonio and that thing is gi-normous! I am tempted to stop and check it out but it is on a very busy highway and I never want to bother...come to think of it, there is also a Home Depot very near it. Maybe I'll take Bruce there for his birthday and let him hang out for hours!

Well, it's been a long day so I think I will call it a day and get Erin to bed...


July 20, 2007 - Msg 54266: Ro, I just noticed your comment about being able to do anything for eight hours. I had to smile because I remember saying that many times when I was working as a nurse. Once you start working those 12 hour shifts, you feel like you can do anything for 8 hours. I don't know if you have as much fun on the job as I used to, but while I was working nights in labor and delivery, it seemed like we were either killing ourselves with work or doing nothing...not much in between. On those slow nights, we usually had 4 or 5 of us on per shift (including an aid and a scrub tech)and we had alot of fun. We brought and shared alot of food, told great stories, laughed alot and even pulled pranks in the middle of the night. One of our favorite things to do was to try to fool the oncoming shift into thinking we were busy. We had this big dry erase board at the front desk and we had the patients names, diagnosis, etc. on that big board. We liked to fill it up with fake patients and we would give them terrible complications and so on. When the new shift would gather for report, we would give them a report on all these complicated patients and we would have someone stationed in the delivery rooms to scream, etc. (to add to the effect). It worked every time! And they were so relieved when they found out we had pranked them that they never got mad at us.

Sterling, quit looking at Barbara Eden and go to bed....heehee

Better get some sleep. I am supposed to be helping out with the youth lock-in at the church tomorrow night...


July 20, 2007 - Msg 54267: Hey guys, long time no visit, I know but I'm glad to see everyone is doing ok, and ya'll are keeping the VICKS in the conversations still ha ha. Now I see it's changed to vicks and spam. I like that stuff too though, I gotta admit it.

Had to tell ya'll bout somethin I saw on our local news last night, they were doing a bit on Mt Airy, NC and how they have a new resident there, and so on, and they were showing the town, and all the places there from the show well it got to the part of interviewing the newest resident, and I'm thinking man that voice sounds familiar.. and sure enough it was none other than Betty Lynn aka Thelma Lou!!! I thought that was pretty cool and just wanted to share it with you guys.

I hope you are all ok, I'll do better at posting, I promise. Love and Prayers--Salty Dog

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54268: Hi All

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54269: Well, will wonders never cease! Salty Dog, as I live and breathe. Believe it or not, I was thinking of you as I was driving home this morning, intending to put an APB on the porch for you, and now here you are. That is really weird! Has anybody noticed the Count hanging around? Whatever drew you here, I'm glad it happened, because you've been missed!

Now for the other APB I had in mind - has anybody seen Mary Wiggins? She has been missing for quite some time. She's not the only one, but I'm thinking of her especially, because I'd like to get another of her husband's paintings.

I had a scare when I got home this morning. The Plum stayed in her crate, didn't even lift her head when I entered the bedroom. I called to her, and she didn't move. Yep, sheer terror. I called to her again, and she barely wagged the tip of her tail. I called her vet, scooped her up and made a flying run out to his office. He found that she has a temp of 102.6 (normal for dogs is 100-101) and it would likely be higher if she wasn't taking Rimadyl. Once I got there, I saw that her eyes were looking a bit sticky, and Mike said he could hear some fine rales in her chest. Probably just an upper respiratory infection, and he put her on an antibiotic. You can't imagine how happy I was to hear that she has an infection! When you consider the alternative, what I feared was going on, you'll know what I mean. She should recover just fine from this. Mike was a bit more cautious, but still agreed that she should be okay.

Boo, what a kind thing to say, and so typical of your thoughtful self. Yes, my Dale was one of the good guys, and it's nice to have him mentioned now and then, even by those who never met him. It sort of keeps him close, if that makes any sense.

Well, I'm a tired old gal. I think I'll go lie down for a while, cuddle the Plum, and get a little nap. It was a long, dull night.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54270: One more thing -- Tom, if you want to send me another email, just put "Tom from TAGS" in the subject line, and that will identify it for me if it goes into the spambox. I'll get your address off of it, and put it in my address book, and it shouldn't go into the spambox after that. --Romeena

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54271: Hey Dr P,Rev,Boo,auh20,hazel,possum,asa,mdc,goober,md,millie,miller,ray,robbie,ro and all.......been busy around the dog house...rain,rain...suppose to stop this weekend for camping....almost got everything ready...lunch will be ham sandwiches and chips,tea..pickels...well let me get back to the house work...hey sterling...big maude where are U?...prayers...back in a bit...SPOT

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54272: Hi hope all is well. Spot since you are taking care of lunch ,let me do supper.You all come on up and we'll have fresh from my garden green beans cooked with smokey bacon and onions, corn on the cob,fried green tomatoes ,creamed new potatoes,sliced kohlrabi ,radishs and green onions, watermlon and buttermilk biscuits. for dessert wild blackberry cobbler or Ozark pudding with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ice cold milk or lemonade. after we all can sit out on the porch and watch the dogs scratch and the kids chase lightening bugs. We'll Listen to the Darlings{ Dillards} play on the Bose and wait for the Coyotes to start howling . All and all a real good time Dr P

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54273: Dr.P - what is ozark pudding?

Getting last minute things done for the fair. Busy, Busy, Busy

Oh - I got new driver's license today! It is amazing how my height and weight have never changed since I got the first one many years ago. Even my hair color is still brown (although it is now red from aging - not a bottle, and a whole lot gray!)


VICKS! There I said it and I ain't taking it back!

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54274: Hey folks. I was searching the internet and found a site advertising the annual Mayberry Days festival. It's being held September 27 - 30, 2007 over at Mr. Airy, North Carolina (the birthplace of Andy Griffith). Check out the details at http://host576.ipowerweb.com/~surryart/main/displaypage.php?page=mayberrydays/index.html.

Sheriff Frank Msg 54221, thanks for the info about that archive web site that visits and archives other web sites. I see they have been doing this since 1996 so they were around back when you were in charge. Did you ever authorize them to visit and archive your version of the Front Porch?

from Poor Horatio

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54275: Hey ,homemaker, An Ozark pudding is 1 egg beaten with 3/4 cup of sugar,in another bowl combine 1/2 cup flour,1+ 1/2 teaspoons baking powder,1/4 teaspoon salt,1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. add to egg mixture then add 1 cup of finely diced apple and 1/2 cup chopped nuts Put into a greased and floured 8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. serve warm with ice cream or cool whip . It's even good cold. This is really good on a clod winter night. Dr P

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54276: Sorry should say cold winter night Dr P

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54277: Good afternoon everyone. It's a beautiful day here but still no rain. The grass is a lovely shade of brown.

BOO: Yes, I've been busy at work lately. Funny, though, because summer is not usually the busiest time. That usually comes in the fall. Fundraising is best at that time of year.

Thanks for the shorts assit, POSSUM. I do chafe so...

Well, I wish I had time to sit and chat, but it's run, run, run. Don't tell Rev. Breen. Maybe we can have a band concert on Sunday under the stars.

I miss chatting with y'all regular. Next week should be better. Y'all have a great weekend. Prayers all around.

"You're as cool as the center seed of a cumcumber."

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54278: Ooops! That should read "assist." Freudian slip, maybe?

(AUH2O: See, you're not the only one who proofreads after you hit the post button. It must be a compelshun.)


July 20, 2007 - Msg 54279: Dr. P -I think I might try that - my husband would enjoy that dessert! hm

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54280:
Me-they- you're a caution! teehee
Sterling- and what is your 'chosen profession?' haha
BOO- If bruce is any kind of an outdoorsman he would LOVE Bass Pro Shop! Then take him to the two story Whataburger! Does it get any better?? haha
Also, an APB for Mrs Wiley!!
Hope you all have a great weekend! God bless you all. Hope ya all get to preachin!

July 20, 2007 - Msg 54281: Good evening, all. Dr. P, thanks for the recipe for Ozark pudding. Would you believe that my Michigan-born husband absolutely loved Ozark pudding? His mother used to make it, though I have no idea where she got her recipe. She was born in Michigan too, but her family was originally from Tennessee, so perhaps there's a clue there. Anyway, she died when my husband was 14, and he had never learned to make the pudding, so all I had to go on was his description. Needless to say, I never learned to make it. Over the years, I tried, because he would often express fond memories of it, but nothing ever worked out. We sort of gave up and forgot about it before the internet was available, or I might have gotten the recipe there. Well anyway, now I know how to make it. Maybe I'll whip up a batch and enjoy it alone, in his memory.

Me-They, I agree - post-proofreading just has to be a compelshun. So many of us do it! I try to always proofread before posting, and catch errors then, but then I proofread afterward as well, and quite often catch something I missed. I guess it's better than having a hair-cutting compelshun.

Well, I'm going to get myself a bowl of cherries, watch a little of "How It's Made", and relax for a while. The Plum is feeling a bit better already, after just two doses of antibiotic, though she's still not her old self. Sure did scare me this morning, though. Poor little girl, she was just wiped out, just limp. Amazing how much one can love a little furkid. --Romeena

July 21, 2007 - Msg 54282: Aw, I hope Sugarplum is well soon.

Very funny post, Me-They! Good to see you on the porch.

Well, I am off to pick up Sean and his friends from the church lock-in. I was there until 11:00pm and I couldn't take it anymore...after seeing 3 of our middle-aged deacons doing karoake to "Bad To The Bone", I had find an opportunity to head home to get some sleep!...hope I can get another nap later today. I hardly slept at all.

Better go....


July 21, 2007 - Msg 54283: Thanks for supper Dr P..hey boo,ro,Tom,Rev and all got to get ready for camping tomorrow...lunch will be Burger King on me..Md and M-T where is our buddy Asa?...prayers ...SPOT

July 21, 2007 - Msg 54284: First round of 4-H judging. . .all blue ribbons. I think Casey's vet Science has a chance at Division Champion. That sure would tickle me and him both. We spent a lot of time researching and him fainting at the Vet's office should be worth that! Tee Hee

My FIL helped them with the woodworking - I was not too pleased because I thought he would have taken more pains with the boys to make them look better. He didn't, he thought they were good enough - we scored blues but I think I will invest in a scroll saw for next year's project and tackle it myself.

Well - McD's breakfast sandwiches for all - my treat!


July 21, 2007 - Msg 54285: Wow, congratulations, homemaker, to you and your family. All blues - that's quite an accomplishment. I admire your parenting style - I think it could be summed up in one word - "involvement". It's the best gift you can give them.

Boo, that lock-in sounds like fun for the kids. Our church does that. We have a full-sized gym, so all sorts of competitions take place there. Basketball games with deacons vs youth was always popular. I remember one year when the deacons played the staff, including the pastor. The deacon pool was big enough to field mostly younger men, but the staff needed every available male. It was hilarious watching the pastor and the rest of the staff as they hobbled around on Sunday morning.

The Plum is still lethargic, doesn't seem to feel very well, but she will at least get up and follow me around the house. I guess I'll just keep the antibiotics going, and hope it works. Bette Davis once said "old age ain't no place for sissies" and she was right. It applies to furkids, too.

My Sunday School class has a "welcome wagon" ministry in one of the poorer apartment complexes here in town. We fill baskets with all sorts of little sundries - soap, toothpaste and brushes, combs, a couple of washcloths, dish soap, little packets of coffee and other miscellany and of course, a New Testament and a small booklet inviting them to come to our church. Naturally, we're always on the lookout for baskets, as we've all stripped our closets and attics a long time ago. Well, yesterday I was passing a garage sale, and had the impulse to stop, so I did. What do you suppose I found? Yep, baskets. Lovely ones, in excellent shape, and they were a quarter each! I bought all they had that were big enough - nine in all. It was like finding gold.

Well, guess I'd better get off this porch and get some work done around here. Gotta get a haircut a little later too, before the dogcatcher picks me up. Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 21, 2007 - Msg 54286: Oh, I have to share this. I got it out of a Laugh Letter thing I get by email, and I thought it was too funny, just had to share it. Here goes:
Billy and Joe each had a calf to raise for the county fair. One day, Billy was sitting on the porch crying.

“What’s wrong?” asked his grandpa.

“It’s my calf,” said Billy. “I keep putting a bell around its neck so I can tell him from Joe’s calf. He keeps tearing it off on the rail fence.”

“Which one is yours?” asked his grandpa, trying to think of a better way to affix the bell.

“The black one,” said Billy.
Heeheehee! --Romeena

July 21, 2007 - Msg 54287: Romeena, Glad I could help you out with that recipe,I found it in a 1850's cookbook{ I collect all kinds of cookbooks, the old ones are the best} Boo. did you need the Excedrin after the karoake? Good Job hm and family ! Hope everyone has a great evening. Dr P

July 21, 2007 - Msg 54288: Today would have been Don Knotts birthday if he were still with us. He was the greatest.

July 21, 2007 - Msg 54289: Good Evening Porch,
I'm still not feeling too well. My tummy is still acting up. I have an appt with my GI doc on Monday. I'll let ya know.
Y'all take care!
John 3:16

July 21, 2007 - Msg 54290: Don Knotts was indeed the best.

July 21, 2007 - Msg 54291: Good evening, all. I know we have all been missing Asa lately, as he hasn't been around much. He has asked me to explain what's going on, because he needs our help. His wife, Debbie, is ill. The almost-certain diagnosis is multiple sclerosis, or MS. This is a condition that often defies diagnosis for quite a while, as it can mimic other things, but the last time Asa mentioned it to me, they were almost sure that's what it is.
Treatment so far has been unsuccessful. A new medication will be started next week, and they're hoping it will make a difference. Asa has asked that the porch folks pray for her, for healing, for comfort, for courage. He has asked nothing for himself, but I would encourage everyone to pray for him as well. An illness like this affects everyone in the family, and he will need strength and courage as they face this battle.
This porch has done a lot of praying, for a lot of our friends. I'm asking each of you to add Debbie to your prayer list, and ask God to strengthen and heal her body.

Thank you, friends. Let's storm those gates, and keep the names of Debbie and Millie constantly before the Lord. --Romeena

July 21, 2007 - Msg 54292:
Romeena-Thanks for the update from our friend Asa. Believe it or not I was thinking about Asa on the way home from the supermarket today. I don't know why he popped into my thoughts but there he was.

Asa-Prayers for Debbie. God Bless, buddy.


July 22, 2007 - Msg 54293: Hello all.......well its camping time......please yall take care and I eill be praying for the porch..Dr P thanks for supper......maude feed this bunch while im gone ..prayers for all.....SPOT

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54294: Morning Y'all. Strange,but I had a dream last night that Romeena told us the reason that Asa wasn't on the Porch much anymore. I am sorry to hear of his wife's diagnosis. Prayers for both him and his wife. Asa,we love you and are always here if you ever feel like sitting and rocking with us a bit. God Bless,friend.
possum under a rock

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54295: Thank you, Ro. I will be praying, too. I have two good friends who were both diagnosed with MS years ago and are doing well today with teatment. Please pray Debbie's doctors will find a treatment that will work for her.


July 22, 2007 - Msg 54296: Good Sabbath porch family, hope all is well today. Prayers for eveyone today especially Millie and Asa'a wife. Have fun camping SPOT. Sunday Supper will be: oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, fresh green beans, sliced tomatoes, slaw. chocloate layer cake with butter cream icing for dessert. tea, coffee, kool aid to
drink. Ya'll take care, See you at supper. Big Maude

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54297: Morning everyone, yucky weather over here, 5 days of straight rain and clouds. Alot are saying its the worst weather by far for a summer in BC, besides one sunny streak earlier.

I seemed to have missed the news on Asa's wife, if someone could fill me in that'd be great. Whatever it is Asa, my thoughts go out to her to get better and take care.

Be back later.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54298:
Howdy porch family....I was in Livermore Falls, Maine this morning. We had a great concert and I just got into a litle town called Madison, Maine and set up for the concert tonight, so while waiting I thought I would try the internet and "bam" the church has wireless. Can't stay long but a quick hello.

Auh2o...I was at a McDonald's the other day and I tried to get the wifi from inside the motorhome in the parking lot and I couldn't connect. Probably have to go in to get it. Thanks for the info.

Thanks Ro for informing us on Debbie. She will surely be in my prayers along with our Millie.

Well it's going to be hard keeping Spot off the lake now with that new boat.

Well gotta go for now. I staying here over night so I should be able to check back in tonight. Prayers for all!

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54299: Just checking in. I'm sorry I don't get to visit often. I am busy, but I must admit I do also spend a good deal of time just enjoying my own yard and "porch." So don't fret when I don't find time to stop in. Prayers continuing for Asa's Mrs. and Millie. Hope you regain your strength from your latest chemo real soon, Millie. Glad to see everyone else posting regularly. Love all the food talk! This porch sure does know how to enjoy good eats.
Charlotte Tucker

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54300: Hey, DWF. Just read #54291 - that should catch you up. There's nothing more to be told. We just need to continue to pray for Asa and Debbie.

The Plum is still sick. Her temp last night was 103.8, which is very high for a dog that's taking an anti-inflammatory like Rimadyl, which also has antipyretic properties. I called her vet at home (he's a friend as well as her vet) and he said to just keep giving her the antibiotic and the Rimadyl, check her temp again this morning, and let him know at church how she's doing. Her temp was just 102 this morning, and she ate her breakfast and is drinking water, so we'll just keep doing what we're doing. This afternoon her temp is normal, 100.8 which is normal for a dog, but she still seems to feel awful. Won't get out of her crate, just sleeps a lot. I'm pretty sure she's going to be okay, but I'll be glad when she starts feeling better.

Have a great afternoon, everyone. --Romeena

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54301:
Good to see MD, DWF, Charlotte, and others.
Maude, good grub, but i also like Al's burgers! ha
Prayers for Plum, Debbie, Millie, and MD.
Hope all are doing better soon. Praying for miracles.
I was a little worried about our buddy Colt because six weeks went by with no word. But i got a letter yeaterday. He says HEY! He has had abit of kidney trouble again. So prayers needed there too! Thx.
Possum, isnt it amazing when thins like that happen!! Good Sabbath to you all.
Prayers for troops, prez and all you fine folks.

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54302:
Well hello porch gang....I am bushed so I'm shutting this motorhome down and heading off to bed. The concert tonight was really good. Prayers for you all and I'll try to check in tomorrow before I leave this area.
Blessings and have a Jesus filled night.

PS...Yep MDC...thank God for miracles!

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54303:
Asa-Prayers continue for your family.

Lucy-I meant to tell ya, I really liked the "church sign" you posted the other day. Hope all goes well for you on Monday.

Rev-I do think you need to go inside (if I remember right). New England is the better just for having you there. God bless.

Doc P & MDC-You guys, or anyone, watch "History's Mysteries" or "Unsolved History"?

MDC-Thanks for passing on the news about Colt. Boy, it seems like forever since the mayor was a regular.

Romeena-Praying for the Plum.

DW-Glance a few posts up from your last one to find out about Asa.


July 22, 2007 - Msg 54304: Hello, porch. My ISP is still giving me lots of trouble, so I haven't been able to catch up with y'all all week....plus I've been pretty sick. Thanks for all the prayers, friends, they help. I've only glanced over what's been going on here(I need to read some more) but my pprayers certainly go out for Asa and Debbie. Lots and lots of prayers.
Well, I've been online for 10 minutes without getting knocked off.....maybe I shouldn't push my luck. I'll be back. Love you guys.

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54305: Almost forgot, prayers for the Plum, Ro.

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54306: Thanks, Millie. Your graciousness is an example for us all, especially for me. --Romeena

July 22, 2007 - Msg 54307: Good to see you Millie. Prayers for you to feel better soon.

Gosh, so sorry Sugarplum is still sick. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for her. Prayers for her still.

This has been a tough day for me. I guess I am going through the "depression" stage of grief. Life just seems more sad than usual right now. I will be praying more during this time and will be remembering you who need it. Goodnight, Mayberry.


July 23, 2007 - Msg 54308: Hello folks.

I will continue my prayers for Millie and add Lucy, Boo, Sugarplum, Asa and his wife to my prayer list. Until Asa states if it is ok to do so, I will not use his wife's real name online. Remember Millie's husband asking us to stop using his real name?

from Poor Horatio

July 23, 2007 - Msg 54309: Thanks PH. I am feeling the need to enter a time of evaluation of my spiritual life and to draw closer to the Lord. I have been staying so busy and trying NOT to think and in the process have been staying busy with things and avoiding time in prayer, etc. Just trying to avoid pain, I guess and getting bad results (depression). Time to stop running and deal with the problem.

The prayers of my friends here on the porch mean the world to me. Sometimes all of you are the only people I really talk to about what's bothering me. The porch is always here, even late at night (thanks Floyd).


July 23, 2007 - Msg 54310: The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
~John Newton (1779)

July 23, 2007 - Msg 54311: Ro - thanks for letting us know about Asa and Mrs. Asa. Prayers for them!

Millie - I am so sorry that you are enduring such trials here on earth. You are such an angel to grace this porch. Prayers of thanksgiving that you fellowship with us!

We are busy at the fair this week so I don't know how much I'll be around. It is busy! We took in 13 goats to show. The other projects were judged on Saturday. Blues on woodworking for both boys and Casey has division champion on his Vet. Science and it goes to the state level, which he is excited about.

Need to get ready for a busy day!

homemaker "see you at the fair"

July 23, 2007 - Msg 54312: HI ALL.
The sun still sets
And rises at dawn,
Painting skies with color
As s new day's born.
The stars still twinkle,
The moon still glows,
The flowers still blossom,
The grass still grows...
The mountains still stand,
The seas still roll,
God's in His Heaven
Still in control.
So don't fret or worry
When troubles abound-
Sweet peace and victory
Still in Him are found.



July 23, 2007 - Msg 54313:
Good morning....Just wanted to check in on the porch family before heading out on the road again. May not get to sit with you for about a week. (not sure)

auh2o...again, thanks for the info but would you believe that the area that I'm heading to now has no McDonalds (or any chain stores). The nearest chain stores (walmart, Wendys, etc..) is about an hour away. I've been having concerts in that area each year for about 8 years now. It's really nice but remote.

Tom...That poem is so true....Thanks buddy.

Boo...you hang in there. You know you have the porch family praying for you.

Millie...I sure pray that today finds you feeling so much better. Continued prayers for you.

HM...have fun at the fair and good luck!

Ro..praying for little Plum. She's a big part of this porch family also.

Spot... don't get sun burned out there on the lake.

You all have a great day and tell someone about Jesus on your way. Prayers for all.

July 23, 2007 - Msg 54314: Good morning everyone. It's truly a beautiful day here. It's been nice for the last three days or so.

I'm so sorry to hear about ASA's wife, Debbie. They both will be in my prayers today and I've added them to my prayer list.

MDC: Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on COLT. I miss having our mayor around.

HM: Congrats to you and the kids!

BOO: You are in my prayers today as well.

We had a fine party for Veda this weekend. Family and friends. Lots of kids running around. It was nice, real nice. I hope that AFD's for Reagan went well, too.

Hey to the rest of you folks. Well, I'll check back later.