September 17, 2007 - Msg 55889: Hey all, on that biscuit thing , I had a tube explode on me ,dough all over,I wouldn't say I'm afraid,but I think about it when I open biscuits. We only use them to make donuts,you'all ever do that? Possum, I agree. You would think that after getting away with murder,he would have enough sense to stay out of trouble. Maybe,too many hits to the head in football. Very warm and windy here. Take care. PEACE Dr P

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55890: If the glove does not fit, you must acquit...


September 17, 2007 - Msg 55891: OJ himself may have gotten the best one-liner about his recent arrest when he said (true story): "I thought what happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas."


September 17, 2007 - Msg 55892: "Everything about that letter--the way it's written, the way it's folded, the way it's mailed--spells R-E-V-E-N-G!"


September 17, 2007 - Msg 55893: You may have something there about too many hits to the head, Dr Peace...that's one some doctor was saying on Good Morning America about that wrestler that killed himself and his family. They said his brain scan showed alot of abnormalities that were caused by concussions he suffered over the years....just a theory but it's probably not OJ's problem.

I heard that Vegas quote on the news, M-T and I thought of Sterling.

Dr P, how do you make doughnuts out of biscuits. Do you cut holes in them and fry them?


September 17, 2007 - Msg 55894: Boo, contrary to popular belief...

I did not help OJ burglarize that room. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55895: Ok I got to read but busy here at work...prayers to all...supper:country fried steak and gravy,green beans,mash taters,sliced cuks and maters,green onions,fried okra and big maude slaw...tea..let me get caught up here and i will be back in just a all night!...SPOT

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55896: Hmmm.....I WAS wondering.....glad you set the record straight so we wouldn't be guilty of harboring a dangerous crimnal...


September 17, 2007 - Msg 55897: I believe in your innocence,Sterling! By the way,Sterling,and anyone else who is a fan of "Match Game",I just heard that Brett Somers just passed away at the age of 83. I liked that crusty old broad!That laugh!

May she rest in peace.
possum under a rock

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55898: Yes, I heard about that, Possum(how did you know I loved Match Game?:)).
That's pretty sad. I'm so glad I decided to write to her a few years back. She sent me back a very nice hand-written letter and her favorite answer she gave on the show, on a Match Game card I made myself. What a nice lady.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55899: Hey possum that sounds neat, but I will have to pass, Redskins are playing football tonight! Gotta watch that! Go REDSKINS!

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55900: How did everyone sneak up on this porch when I wasn't looking? Guess I was posting with my eyes closed! Hey to Sterling, Boo Dr P, Me-They & anyone else that snuck up on me! I was waiting on Asa to make a noise like an owl & let me know when everyone was coming, guess he was eatin as usual! teehee

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55901: Hey there porch family:
Been a busy day here in my neck of the woods.
Boo: I use the canned biscuits by either cutting a hole in the middle with an old medicine bottle (empty of course :) or cutting them into 4ths. If you have little prople who like hole size donuts. I fry them in hot oil for about 1-2 minutes, turning often and drain on papertowels. Then let the kids dip in powdered sugar, cinnamon & sugar or my favorite--Chocolate redi-made icing!! yum, yum. Fun treat for after school.
Well, best be gettin' the young'uns ready for homework check and bed...tomorrow's another day. ~New Neighbor

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55902: I, too, have a fear of canned biscuits. And like Des, I thought I was the only one. When I start peeling off the label, I begin to tense up. I don't think my heart beats at all until I get the durn thing off. And then if it doesn't pop when you pull the label off, and you have to tap it against the counter, well, the tension just gets worse. If my husband is nearby, I'll have him open it for me. He's very brave. I wonder if there's a support group for people like us, to help us and let us know we're not alone. We could look at pictures of bats or something and try to figure out what's wrong with us.
I hope all is well with Millie. Bless her heart!
Ro, it is so cool you met Rev! It doesn't happen very often where the porchsters actually meet each other in real life. I know you've met Boo before, and Asa and New Neighbor met up, but I think those are the only times. Now you and Rev. Neat! I'm going to be visiting my friend in San Antonio one of these days, maybe in the spring, so maybe we can arrange a get together with the Texas folks.
I love the Match Game, it's my favorite game shoe. Dumb Dora was so dumb...
- Hazel

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55903: Folks could you guys offer up prayers for my son, Jacob? He has been with this girl for about 2 years (no, I don't care for her, but that is another story) once again, she has broken up with him & sent him into a depression. I know he is 19 & it's time for him to make his own decisions, all I can do is be there for him & hope he listened to what I tried to teach him. He may be 19, but he's still my baby & my heart is just breaking to hear him crying, to know he is hurting & there's nothing I can do to take it away. Please pray that he will get through this quickly.
Thanks friends

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55904: Dr. P, deer are doing great, meet me every morning and evening claiming they are hungry and never fed. But, deer don't always tell the truth. I have some new pictures showing the bucks this year with their antlers. Have a shot of Spike eating from the scoop with me feeding him. Will send to Ro to replace some of the others.
I hate the cans of easy to make and so much better. Sometimes use rolls since with me making them takes getting up before 5AM for a Sunday lunch.
Hazel....if coming to San Antonio (where we are), please let us know. Somehow I think I remember we may have an upcoming get-to-gether sorta planned this fall with Boo, Ro and Texas part of the porch....and anyone else. I will cook!

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55905: Prayers My Friend are a good mom..ray keep up the good deer work!..Asa where are you buddy...Ro you got to meet Rev ! how cool..I will be driving to Kansas city at the end of next month pulling the rodeo trailer for the international linemans rodeo wonder who i will be getting close to?...I still think we all need to get a central place for a large group of us and try to set a date to meet for a weekend..New Neighbor you doing ok?...M-T how is nora and chad doing?..we had a good 4-wheeler ride this weekend..Dr-p,possum,big J yall doing ok?..Tom Rev yall ok?...cooler weather here in Ga..Miss Sherry and I are going on a bike ride thu..she may wear me out..she works out all the time and the dog dont!..not used to not having a motor on my toys!..well hey to all that I have missed..yall get the pics into Romeena! she is the cats on this here porch!...well its fried bologna samaches for a snack...mayo [no whip stuff]...back in a bit gand...Dr P ya think you could make us some donuts for breakfast?..I will make a big pot of coffee to dunk....back in a bit ...SPOT the"guard dog" of your porch.!

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55906: Aw Mavis, I feel for you. I will pray for Jacob and his broken heart (and for you). I guess we all probably remember how much it hurts. I remember my sister going through that with my nephew when he was about your son's age. It was really tough. My nephew had gotten involved in a very "toxic" relationship and it was as if she had some kind of really unhealthy hold on him. It was murder getting him to the point of letting go for good, but he finally did. Now he is happily married to the sweetest angel there ever was...we couldn't have picked anyone better, God answered out prayers. They are the ones, by the way, that just had the little baby Emily. I pray that when the time is right, Jacob will meet a sweet angel that will love him the way he deserves to be loved. Hang in there, Mom.

Hazel, what a great idea...maybe we can get the Texas folks together in the spring (and anyone else who feels like traveling).

Looking forward to those pics, Ray. Maybe you should give me your biscuit recipe because I have never made biscuits, that I recall anyway.

Time for bed!


September 17, 2007 - Msg 55907: Boo, I use the Poneer Brand (C. H. Guenther & Sons) baking mix. Three cups of mix and one cup of milk (hopefully organic). Mix and and roll out to about 1/2" thick and cut out...I use a can with the top and bottom cut out. Bake at 450 for about 12 minutes....then real butter etc.
Some bacon and eggs and make cream gravy and that is a good morning get me up. Now I am hungry.

September 17, 2007 - Msg 55908: You're a good mom, Mavis. And you ARE doing something by just being there for him when/if he needs it.

I don't think I mentioned, Mavis, that I was really touched when you said you were worried about me in your post on the last page. It means alot to have someone worry about you.
And I'll bet your son feels that too.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55909: Breakfast will be ham and homemade bisquits,sausage and bisquits....mustard...breakfast on the GO! headed home and back at 2pm...SPOT

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55910: Very sweet what you said to Mavis, Sterling. You are a very nice person, indeed.

Thanks Ray, I'll try making some biscuits just to shock my husband, who has never seen a real biscuit (well, not from my kitchen anyway). I do know how to make some pretty good cream gravy...learned that from my mom, who learned from her mom, etc....I also learned to put Tabasco sauce on my cream gravy from my Grandpa. Anyone ever try that?? Grandma used to make this big buttermilk biscuits and we put cream gravy and Tabasco on them....mmmmm!! Haven't had that in a long time.

Gotta get Sean up to finish his math homework. We worked on homework for a couple of hours last night and after awhile his brain (and mine) shut down!


September 18, 2007 - Msg 55911: Good Morning all, Boo, New Neighbor,makes them like I do,you can also leave them whole dip into melted butter, roll in cinnamon and sugar,press the middle with your thumb, to make an indent,fill with jam or preserves,bake at 375 for 12 minutes. My boys used to make them. For buttermilk biscuits, take 2 cups self-rising flour,dash of salt, cut in to flour 6 tablespoons of real butter, add 3/4 cup of buutermilk, mix carefully. Pat out with your hands on floured surface,cut I bake them in a cast iron skillet at 425 degrees for 14 to 16 minutes. when you take them out of the oven sliver a little bit of butter on top of each biscuit, Yum YUum This is a slightly alterd recipe from my Great-great Grandma ,she ran a boarding house and made biscuits every meal. Was that more than you wanted to know? Sorry ,I'm just a huge biscuit fan. Possum,I hadn't heard about Brett Somers,always liked that show.Mavis, Hope Jacob is feeling better soon, My Colter had one of those phycho girls awhile back, I think it was a learning experience,he's got a nice girl now. Thanks for breakfast,Spot THinking of you Millie. Dr P

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55912: Morning porch, hope all is well this Tuesday morning. Thanks for breakfast SPOT. we continue to have cooler weather, it is getting darker much earlier and dark when I get up now. Makes me want to stay in bed longer and go to bed earlier. My kids are keeping us busy with school and of course football. Patrick is playing varsity and is also doing center position for Jr. Varisty as well as some defensive positions for that team. 2 nights a week is wearing him out with all his homework. Beth is on the newspaper staff at middle school and is on the student council for 8th grade. Boo, I can't EVEN help my kids with their Math now. It is way past my knowledge base. Their is not much I can help with especially high school homework. kinda sad.
I would love to get together with you guys. well gotta get to work. lunch will be at Applebees today. see you there. Big Maude

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55913: Morning folks.
Thanks for all the prayers for my wife and I. We both appreciate them much. She is still going to specialists to try and find out what's up with her liver. She has to have a liver biopsy done on Friday. Not looking forward to that at all. Hopefully the news will be good.

Hazel, if your going to Texas you might as well stop and pick me up. It is right on the way you know. I think it would be way cool to have a Porch meet someday.

Prayers for our Millie. I am really worried about her. I hope she is ok and not in pain. And prayers for her family to have peace and comfort during this most difficult period.


September 18, 2007 - Msg 55914: Mornin' Y'all- Mavis,I'm sorry to hear that Jacob is going through a rough time.Nothing fun about a broken heart,especially when you're young & love struck. I'll be praying Jacob comes through it well.One positive thing is that he's got a good Mama who'll be there for him.

If anyone watched the Travel Channel last night, I want to let you know that my little hometown came across as the armpit of the South! Made it look like a real slum town with the exception of our BBQ place! The camera focused on the old section of Main Street,which has been pretty much vacant & in need of repairs for years. Then they show that tar paper shack and some old raggedy green trailer!Our water tower sure was pretty though! Ha! Yes,things like that are part of this area,but so are farms,modern shops,and beautiful old plantation homes. Anthony Bourdain of the Travel Channel can KISS MY GRITS for presenting my little town in that way!
There were some good points to the program-they highlighted 2 spectacular eateries in Charleston- Hominy Grill & Jestines. I'm glad they touched on the Gullah influence of SC as well.

Well,I need to calm down so I don't get thrown out of Applebees at lunchtime -don't want to embarrass Big Maude! I just can't believe how they portrayed my town to the entire nation last night.

Y'all have a good day- I'm gonna calm myself!
possum under a rock

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55915: Hey Asa- you & your wife are always in my thoughts & prayers. Hope the doctors hit on the right treatment for her soon. Take care,my friend.

possum again
P.S. Prayers & love to our Millie as well.

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55916: Good morning, all. Just got home from work, eyelids are slammin' shut, so I'll make this quick.

Biscuits - I love 'em, make my own, and they're gooood! I also like the canned variety - like two different things, as far as I'm concerned, like the difference between Pepsi and Sprite. Just different.

Cream gravy - oh yes, honey. I can make that too, been making it since I was about ten. And yes, I like tabasco on it sometimes. For those of you who think you wouldn't like it because it's hot, you should try it. When you get hold of a hot pepper, the thing that will cool you off is anything dairy, so the cream gravy sort of cancels the heat but leaves the flavor. Yummy!

Possum, I didn't get to watch the show, and now I'm glad I missed it. Shame on them for doing that!

Mavis, I'm sorry Jake is going through such a time. Nothing is worse than being 19 and lovesick, unless it would be being 18 and lovesick. Poor thing. He'll get over it, though, really he will.

Asa, I'll be praying for Mrs. Asa, and for you. Try not to let her worry too much about the biopsy. I'm sure you've got a good doctor, and the biopsy won't be as bad as you're thinking. I've assisted with many, and while they're not exactly the way you'd choose to spend a morning, they're over quickly, and the patient spends a little time lying on a sandbag or some such, and then that's that.

Prayers for Millie and her family, too. Bless their hearts, I just don't like having our porch friends going through such bad times.

A Texas get-together sounds good to me, but I'll have to vote for springtime. Anything in the next three to five months won't work for me. Spring would be more fun anyway.

Well, this "short" entry has grown long. I'm off to the ironing board. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

P.S. Rev said he might not have internet access for a few days, he wasn't sure. He'll turn up pretty soon.

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55917: I forgot to offer my prayers for Jake Mavis, dirty dirty me. I have really been caught up in my own self pity party as of late. Please forgive me friends. I pray for him and all of you and yours. God knows what you need so that's what I'll pray for.

Possum, I didn't see it either. All I want to ask is WHAT ABOUT THOSE COTTEN PICKEN ROCKS??? The one you reside under particularly. Was it on the show?

Thanks Romeena. I will tell my wife not to fret to much about the procedure. She doesn't usually anyway but this one has gotten her down for some reason. I think she's just about had all she can take so I pray they can help her soon.


September 18, 2007 - Msg 55918: Millie, a special gift will be delivered to Bogart's today for you. Please advise your husband and staff to expect it. It is addressed to "Millie". I have also sent an email to Bogart's "proprietor" via Bogart's web site with this same message.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

from Poor Horatio

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55919: So sorry for Mrs. Asa having to go through all of this, bless her heart. Prayers for he peace and for a smooth procedure and good results.

Gotta go put away the groceries and go see dad, then to the kid's dental appointment...busy, busy, busy...


September 18, 2007 - Msg 55920: It's been a rush-rush-rush day for me, too, so I only have a minute to let y'all know that I'm thinking of you and will say prayers from Mrs. ASA, MILLIE, Jacob, and all the others who need them.

SPOT: The kids are doing great, thanks for asking.

I hope to be able to set a spell tomorrow (the Mrs.' birthday!).

Me-They says "hey"

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55921: Prayers for Millie, Mr & Mrs Asa, Jake (you, too, Mavis), Charlotte's son, TOM, and the rest of you here.

Glad to hear Sean has had someone befriend him, Boo. How are you enjoying your own place?

Hey M-T, Happy Birthday to your Mrs., and glad the kiddies are doing well.

Pray for my hubby (and girls) as I am going out of town with a group of ladies from our church for three days starting Thursday. This will be his first time flying solo with both girls and Reagan hasn't been away from me for more than a few hours at a time.

Well, just thought I'd check in. Hugs and prayers for all.

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55922: Hey Porch family:
Just checking in like the rest of ya'll. Seems like were all a little too busy these days. Wonder what causes that? Cooler weather and sunny days is just what the Dr. ordered...fine weather.
Asa, tell your Mrs. I'm still praying for her, and all the others on the porch. The Lord is faithful and will answer in His way and time.
I don't want to sound stupid here, but somewhere in my absence, I missed a web site for Ro. Where is it? We use to have the Cutlass, but that no longer is up and running... catch me up to speed,PLEASE>>> ~New Neighbor

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55923: possum we could make a show "My Home Town"..about you!..M-T gladthe kids are doing fine..Maude yer welcome for breakfast..good to see ya AFD..Prayers for you and the family Asa my buddy..
horatio good to see ya bud..Rev check in ..buddy..Tom you do too..Dr P,big J,md,mdc,goober,mavis and Millie...Lucy where are neighbor? neighbor i may have missed where you are located on the porch..Im here in Ga..auh20 you on the air?..well lets have a simple supper..beef stew and corn bread..milk...yem...well an ept is coming on TV land..prayers back in a bit...SPOT

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55924: Just passin' by on my way to work. New Neighbor, I think you're referring to the photo album. Go to Romeena dot my photo album dot com (run it all together). Click on any of the album covers, as you wish, but the one you'll be most interested in is "Porchsters". Within that one, there are sub-albums for folks who have sent in ten or more pictures. Ray, the new ones of Spike and the doe are there now.

Well, gotta run. Prayers for all you good folks who need 'em, and I guess that would be just about all of us, in one way or another. I'm so proud to have all of you as my friends. --Romeena

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55925: UGH!! Two steps forward, three steps back! Poor Sean is still struggling so much. I'm not sure what to do with him. He came home today with a whole day's-worth of homework because he didn't do much all day. He said he "hates himself, is depressed and tire of people making fun of him, he's too fat, he's not worth anything...". I'm calling the psychologist tomorrow and making him an appointment. I am at my wit's end with all of this.

Prayers for you husband and girls, AFD. I'm sure they will make out ok.


September 18, 2007 - Msg 55926:
Hi again. Whew, what a week. So busy with family, services and legal stuff that reality is just now beginning to hit me, but your prayers are so sustaining, thank you. God bless you.
Prayers for CT's son, Millie, sterling and all.
i know beyond any doubt that this all happened "in the fullness of time."
Hanging in there,

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55927: I was thinking about you today MDC, and wondering how you were holding up. Continued prayers for you, friend.

Been a very trying day today. I will share more about that tomorrow. Goodnight to all...


September 18, 2007 - Msg 55928: MDC, you're a good friend, and I only wish the best for you. May God lighten your load a bit.

That goes for you too, Boo. Prayers for Sean.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 18, 2007 - Msg 55929: Bless your heart, Boo - my prayers go up for your whole family.

Good to see you, MDC. My prayers continue for you and yours as well.

Hey spot - that beef stew sounds swell. I'll grab a bowl and reheat. Mmmm!


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55930: Stew is GOOD reheated AFD...good to cyber see ya!Hey Sterling..where is my buddy TOM?..prayers Boo,Asa,MDC,Millie and all..Romeena you been working nights...i got tonight and 2 to 10 tomorrow and done for 6 days..going to the north ga fair friday to see Little Big Town..and all the animals then oct 13 to perry to the ga national fair to see Chris Daughtry [from anerican idol]..and all the events ...gona stay 2 days in perry..its just about 2 hrs south of me..its where the ga linemans rodeo is heald then to kansas city for the international linemans rodeo oct 26th...gona be on the road!..its about 14 hrs to kansas...gona get yard work done sat...miss sherry will be working...well snack will be moon pies and milk..breakfast menu in a bit.....SPOT

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55931: Thank you Sterling, AFD and SPOT. I so much appreciate the kind words and prayers. As I said, yesterday was trying. I went to help my dad with some things and he was just down and depressed. I feel terrible about it but not sure what to do. He can't stay there in the house with mom much longer. I talked to my sister yesterday about a family meeting to discuss our options. It won't be easy to get mom and dad to change anything but we can try.

As far as Sean is concerned, he had one or two good days last week, but for the most part he has not done well. I think I am going to try to get in to see his doctor in Houston sooner and take him back to the psychologist ASAP. When he went before, they saw him twice a week so we will probably be doing that again for awhile. I'm telling you the kid is a train wreck waiting to happen. Last night was terrible. Crying and begging for help, wanting to be "normal". I have been putting off really getting him the help he needs because of being so busy with everyone's needs but he has to become the priority right now. Bruce and I had a long talk last night and decided to homeschool him again for awhile until he gets some help and we adjust his meds, etc. It's been a real roller coaster ride and I really didn't want to take him out of school again but I don't see what else I can do. The constant teasing he endures from the kids is taking it's toll on him. He tells me he has no "self-respect" anymore. What on earth do I do with a kid like him? We need help and I hope we can find someone in Corpus Christi who can help us to cope with Sean's problems. Like someone mentioned before, when you are dealing with a kid with Sean's problems who is on Paxil, you can't just ignore what's going on.

Anyway, thanks again for your prayers, I am sure God will answer as He always does.

SPOT, sounds like you are going to be having a great time. Drive carefully now.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55932: Prayers for you Boo. You certainly have a full plate. May you feel Gods direction in your life leading you to the right things to do and say.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55933: Oh,Boo,I'm sorry Sean is struggling and suffering so. Wish I could wave a magic wand and make things better for him. I know your heart just aches for him. Mine sure does. God bless y'all.

Hey to everybody-have a good Wednesday!
possum under a rock

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55934: Hey Asa! You keep sneaking up on me- give Mrs. Asa a hug for me and let her know I'm praying for her,ok?

possum again

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55935: Thanks Asa, I know you have much to deal with, yourself. My prayers for you and Mrs. Asa and we will continue to pray for both of you. I know you must be very concerned right now. Sometimes life is just plain hard and it seems like things have been really rough for many of us here on the porch. I'm glad we are here for each other.

Prayers for Millie today.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55936: Hey Possum, we must have been posting at the same time. Thank you for those very sweet thoughts. You're a real nice possum, you know that?


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55937: BOO... , My heart truly goes out to you and yours today. May GOD bless you in all you say and do today.

Prayers to Millie and the rest of the porch.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55938: To all those on the porch. I recieved the phone call this morning that Millie passed away last night. Prayers to her family and all her loved ones. She is no longer in pain and is in a much better place.

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55939: Dear Heavenly Father - you have allowed us the pleasure of knowing one of your angels. We ask that you continue to watch over her family as they struggle in the days ahead. Thank you for giving Millie to us for a short while. In Your name - amen

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55940: Rest in PEACE sweet Millie Love to her family and everyone here on the porch DR P

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55941: You are in the arms of the angels,Millie.

May you find some comfort there.

Rest in peace,dear brave soul.
possum under a rock

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55942: PRAYER FOR THE DEPARTED





September 19, 2007 - Msg 55943: Lovely poem Tom - I am adding this lyric as well. . .rest well Millie. . .

"And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say "Never"
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends"


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55944: Prayers for Millie's family. Big Maude

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55945: Goodbye Millie, but just for awhile. Thank you for the wonderful gifts you gave to us with your friendship and love. We will always remember your amazing courage and we will miss you so very much, Darling One. Save us a rocker next to you in heaven.

Continued prayers for Millie's husband and children...let's never forget to pray for them; for Sean, Miller, Robbie and little Mary. God be with them.

Thank you Skippy, for sharing Caroline's pasing with us.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55946: My thoughts and prayers go out to Millie's family and friends. May God's presence and the Holy Spirit's comfort surround them now more than ever.

Prayers for God's help in the tough situations you are going thru as well, Boo.

PS: Thank you Skippy for letting us know - prayers for you as well.

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55947: Thank you for letting us know, Skippy. Peace be with you, our dear friend Millie.
- Hazel

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55948: God bless you Millie, and your family. You taught us how to deal with trials with grace and dignity. You are free from your pain now and great in your triumph. Thank you and bless you.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55949: And thank you Skippy for posting that info.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55950: Millie feels better now and we will ALL see you someday on the great porch...we loved you very much and I very much enjoyed the time I got to spend with you on the mayberry porch...prayers to your family to be strong...Love your friend forever till we meet again..SPOT

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55951: Oh, my dear friends. Words are so inadequate to respond to such a loss. Tom, I think you and homemaker said it very well, for all of us. Thank you.

I will order flowers sent to the services - I suppose we don't know when or where that will be, but the florist can find out, with her name and city, which I have. I'll order something nice, and if any of you wish to be a part of it, you have my address, or email me and I'll send it to you. If we go over, the excess will be sent to her family, or used to buy some TAGS DVDs for the children, if you approve. Me-They suggested the DVDs when he and I were discussing it by email a few days ago, and it seems a fitting thing. Whatever the majority wishes to do will be fine with me.

At any rate, I'll order flowers this afternoon. I think the porch should be represented, don't you agree? She was a shining light here, and she will be missed. Where she is, she has flowers more beautiful and rare than anything we can send, but her family should have the tangible evidence of our love for her.

Rest in peace, dear Millie. Sleep sweetly. --Romeena

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55952:

Prayers for Millie's family and loved ones. May she rest in peace.


"Oh she told me, when I'm gone
Don't cry for me, don't cry for me
When I'm gone, don't cry for me
I'm with my savior, I'm with my savior
So don't cry for me"


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55953: I am numb after learning from Skippy about our dear friend Millie. Her hospice at-home services just started this week. She went quickly.

For me, Sarah's chat won't be the same without her. I will miss her postings here as well.

Millie last posted here September 15. I searched the archives to see how long she has been with us. Below is her very first posting:
May 06, 2006 - Msg 37630: Hello, everyone. I've been visiting her for a few months, reading the posts, too shy to join in. But if you'll have me, I'd like to start posting here. I'm a 43 year old mother of four with stage 4 breast cancer, and I just had my 3rd recurrance in my liver( in the last 10 months ). I am a very positive, upbeat person, but this is a tough time, and my husband is under so much stress, I thought it would be good to have some other outlet. Hope you all can find it in your heart to take me under your collective wing. I hate to sound pathetic and desperate, but I think I just need some good, old fashioned Christian fellowship. Thank you all for your timew and attention.

Stuck in Bed and Waiting by the Computer,


Eternal rest grant onto the soul of Millie, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace in heaven with the Lord, amen.
I offer prayers for Millie's husband, children, relatives and Millie's soul.

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55954: PH, I know that you and Hazel were the rocks that kept Millie going. I thank you for being at the chatroom for her. I loved chatting with her but my schedule wouldn't permit me too as much as I would like. I am praying for you and Hazel as well -
many cyber hugs your way,

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55955:
My the heart heavy tonight.

Poor Horatio-That was nice reposting Millie's first one. It kinda hurts just to type her "porch name." Hard to believe we only knew her a little over a year.

God Bless you Millie, love ya.

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55956: Thank you homemaker. Hazel helped Millie a lot more than I did. Thank you Hazel.
Millie was the only reason why I participated in Sarah's. I'm not much of a real-time internet chatter.
Please pass me a tissue ....

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55957: Romeena i emaile.something

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55958: Thank you for posting that, Poor Horatio. I was just thinking earlier about trying to go back and see if I could find her first post, and you had the same idea. PH, Millie cared about you so much, and was so grateful for your friendship. She always spoke of you with affection. And she appreciated the porch so much as her place to vent... a place to be herself. I'm sitting here typing with tears in my eyes, but just feel the need to express what Millie would want to say to all of us right now: "Thank you, Porch, for being here for me, you helped keep me strong!"
- Hazel

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55959: Thank you, PH. How sweet to read her first words to us. You always know just the right thing to do to be helpful.

I am struck by the fact that she was only on the porch for such a short time. It seemed as though she had been here forever, but it has only been sixteen months. Does that seem strange to anyone else?

The flowers are ordered. The florist will try to determine which funeral home is handling the arrangements - they use an internet search, I think. Anyway, if anyone has any details, please share them. I'm sure we'll all want to send cards. I signed the card on the flowers "From your friends on the TAGS porch. Sleep sweetly, dear Millie."

My friend Eloise and I, who are co-mothers-in-law to my son and her daughter, went out to a little cemetery today to the grave of our grandson, who would have been five on Monday. We do that every year - it has become something we just do. Anyway, while there, we were discussing how sad and tragic it must be for those who do not have the hope of eternity with the Lord. How do you give up someone you love, believing that they're just, well, gone? No future, no hope, nothing, just gone. Instead, we can praise God, because as Paul said in his letter to the Thessalonians, "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope." How wonderful!

To Millie's family - please know that we loved her, even though we had never actually met her. Her sweet spirit and her courage drew us all to her, and we loved her. If there is anything we can do to help, just ask. To precious Miller, and the other children, know that you have a lot of aunts and uncles and a granny or grampa or two on this porch. We will pray for you. Your mom loved you very much, and was very proud of you. I know you'll continue to always make her proud. To her husband - be strong. She is with the Lord, and is no longer in pain. You will see her again.

May the Lord bless and keep us all, until we shall meet again. --Romeena

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55960: For our dear MILLIE: This song is so precious to me when one of my patients passes away.
1.Oft times the day seems long, our trials hard to bear,
We're tempted to complain, to murmur and despair;
But Christ will soon appear to catch His bride away.
All tears forever over in God's eternal day.
2. Life's day will soon be o'er all storms forever past,
We'll cross the great divide to glory-- safe at last;
We'll share the joys of heaven- A harp, a home, a crown,
The tempter will be banished, We'll lay our burdens down!!
CHORUS--It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life's trials will seem so small when we see Christ. One glimpse of His dear face
All sorrows will erase. So bravely run the race
Till we see Christ.

We'll miss you Millie!! ~New Neighbor

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55961: Ooops, PH, your last post wasn't there when I just typed in mine (above). Thank you for those kind words.
- Hazel

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55962: Ro, did you get my e-mail?
- Hazel

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55963: You are most welcome auh2o.

Hazel, your posting has got me crying big time now ...
Millie expressed to me just how much she cherished your friendship and chat sessions as well.

I wonder if the flowers I sent Millie got to her in time. If not, maybe they can be used at her wake or memorial service.

I hope we get a posting from Millie's husband.

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55964: Thank you for your post,PH. I have had both you & Hazel on my mind since I heard of Millie's passing. I know y'all had an extra -special friendship with her - please know that the two of you are in my thoughts & prayers.
I keep thinking about her children, especially that precious Miller. I echo Ro's sentiments and also hope that Miller will visit us again on the Porch someday. God bless Millie's loved ones.

Romeena,I'm sending a contribution to you by snail mail ASAP.Thank you for taking the initiative on behalf of the Porch.
possum under a rock


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55966: Romeena, I have not been able to send out any emails today but I can receive them. If you could email me your snail mail, I would like to send something. Thanks for taking the lead....your post reminded me of a conversation I had with Millie Sarah's several months ago. She talked to me about her younger life and how she came to Christ. I have no doubts about her being with the Lord right now and that is such a comfort, as you have said. I will really miss her but look forward to seeing her again.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55967: Tom, I think the prayer time is an excellent idea. I'm sure that we will have the information soon, as several are working on it. As soon as we have it, we'll get it on the porch. Since we will not be able to attend in person, your suggestion of a prayer for her at the time is just perfect. Thank you, friend. --Romeena

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55968: Email on the way, Boo. --Romeena

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55969: Romeena,Please e-mail me at with your address,I want to contribute.
Thanks Dr P

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55970:
Oh my dear friends! My emotions are are churned up again. I feel a numbness, like I did when we lost Don K and my mother and others. Millie was such a brave soul, real courage that is rarely seen in todays world. Dear true and living God, please take Millie right into your arms, may she now walk with the angels and the patriarchs. My prayers go out to the family, the kids and her brave husband.
We have lost many friends on the porch in recent days. As we go thru this time of the high holydays of our Jewish brothers and sisters, may our dear Savior soon fulfill this feast of trumpets and return for us all.
I pray for PH, boo, hazel and all of us really.
This one hurts.
May she rest forever with our Lord. AMen
Ro- I will email you about my contribution for part of the flower purchasse, thanks for doing thast.

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55971: Isn't it amazing how one person can affect so many from so many places. . .
it reminds me of someone else that Millie is visiting with right now.
Just a thought. . .

Hey porch pals - I love you all!


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55972: ro - I emailed you too. . .

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55973: oops that was me - hm

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55974: Romeena mail me [you have my mail] but for all[feel free to use it].Ro your address I have in my files somewhere but if you could mail it to me again I will have a check in the mail tonight to you or where ever it needs to go for our Millie.....SPOT

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55975: Romeena I will be sending something you way tomorrow. I appreciate you for taking care of this, you are a blessing to this porch. we will all miss Millie and the spirit she brought to the porch. thanks again. do whatever you feel is best with whatever you receive. Millie will always be
a heavenly spirit on our porch. Prayers for her family and for all of us. Even though I never met her I feel I have lost a friend. Big Maude

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55976: Prayers to your family Millie may they be comforted in knowing they will see you again. I know we were expecting this message to be posted, but it sure hurts my heart to read it! Miller please come back to see us when you can & keep posting, you are a treasure & your Mom was sure proud of you. Millie look up my mother & say hello for me. God Bless you & yours & thank you for being my friend.

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55977: Eternal Rest grant unto her Dear Lord, and may Perpetual Light shine upon her.

~ Mrs. Wiley.

such beautiful sentiments here. I feel honored to have so briefly known her. My prayers will continue for her family.

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55978: This is a terrible shock. Rather then d'well on this though with regrets and such, I'd like to post this song it shows the positve light for our Millie, she is pain free now and opened to a whole new world. I'll miss seeing her post's and all of yer's to.

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it's all right

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Take care everyone.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55979: Hello everyone. Its me. I noticed everyone talking about millies death. I remember when I first heard the news. My brother woke me up and told me mom was dead. I figured he was just joking. I cryed when I heard it was true. It is sad.... but she is no longer in pain, and is in a better place.

~ Miller

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55980: Thank you for posting, Miller. Millie was so proud of all her kids and loved you all so much! Take care, Miller, and please let the rest of your family know that all your moms friends at The Front Porch loved her very much and are very sorry for your loss.
- Hazel