September 19, 2007 - Msg 55981: Hey, Miller! Sweet boy, we were hoping you'd drop by and let us love on you a little. We're all so sorry about your mom's passing, but I can easily tell from what you said that you saw her deal with enough pain that you can feel happy that she's now free of it. You are so right, and wise well beyond your years. We hope you won't forget about all your friends here on the porch.

We know you'll have a lot to work your way through in the next few weeks, but know that you can always come here for a cyber-hug or two. Lots of aunts and uncles and grandparents here, and we love you. We loved and respected your mom, and would be so honored if you'd continue to visit with us here when you can.

Be brave, and always know that God loves you, and so do we. --Romeena

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55982: To Miller ... allow me to express my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Please tell them that although we here at The Front Porch never met your mother, we all cared for her very much. She touched all of our lives through her postings here and chats over at Sarah's. We will all miss her.

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55983: Oh,Miller- thank you for showing up on the Porch.Bless your heart,I know it hurts. Be strong and know we are here for you whenever you need to talk.Your mom was very dear to us and will live on in our hearts.She'll always be with you,Miller. You take care,and like Hazel said,please let your family know how loved Millie was by her Porch buddies.
possum under a rock

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55984: thank you!


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55985: I wanted to stop bye and thank y'all for your good wishes and prayers. Carline appreciated your friendship and you all were very important to her. She faced her passing like her life, with peace and grace.
We haven't finalized arrangements for a service yet. Caroline wanted an informal gathering of her friends to celebrate her life, we will let you know when it will be.

Thanks again - Steve

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55986: Folks, earlier today I sent an email to Floyd informing him of the tragic news about Millie. Below is his reply:
Man....I did not know that. I had read where she was ill but I hadn't heard she had passed. I've been without a computer for almost 2 weeks (lightning got it) so I've been out of the loop. I am SO sorry to hear this but thank you for letting me know.


from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55987: Gosh Steve, your posting got me crying all over again.
Thank you for taking the time out to post here. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Millie touched us all with her attitude and courage. May she rest in peace.
We will keep Millie and your family in our prayers.

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55988: Thank you, Steve, for pausing in all that must be going on right now, to acknowledge the porch. We do appreciate it. Millie was a very special girl, and we'll miss her. --Romeena

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55989: Friends, I don't know if it's just my computer, or is anyone else missing the last page in the archives? Mine ends with 55888 in the actual posts, and the listing shows 55889. As you can see, the first post here is 55981, obviously some are missing. I emailed Floyd about it, but after reading his reply to PH, I doubt there's much he can do about it right now. Oh, well. We still have a porch, even if it does have a board missing, and that's what counts. --Romeena

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55990:

Ro, my most recent archives page goes up to 55980. Have you cleared your cache and history and tried reloaded the page? Just brainstorming...

Miller and Steve, thank you for stopping in. I hope you will continue to. It's not often in life that you'll the find the kind of support and unconditional love like the you'll find here, outside your own family, of course. Please accept my condolences on the loss of Millie. She was as pretty on the inside as she was on the outside, and that's mighty pretty.



September 19, 2007 - Msg 55991: Romeena, I checked and I had the same problem with the missing archive page just like you have. So I tried clearing out my memory cache by selecting START>ALL PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS>DISK CLEANUP. After that was completed, the missing archive page reappeared!

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55992: it not missing from me achives.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55993: Miller & Steve Thank you so much for thinking of us at this time, we really do appreciate it! If you ever need us, we are here & if you want to just talk my email address is angmobilegroomin @ Hugs to you both & to your entire family.

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55994: Anyone have the web address to Bogart's restuarant? I can't find it anywhere. AND does anyone know why youtube logo is in the address bar instead of Barney? Or is it just my computer?

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55995: Friends and neighbors,
I know I don't post often here on the Porch put I want you to know how much each of you mean to Mayberry. The love you show toward one another is what Mayberry is all about.

I am so sorry to hear of Millie's passing. I hope and pray that her family receives the Lord's strength to face this trying time with the knowledge that Millie is now in the presence of the most Holy of Holy and is worshiping Him with joy.

Thank you all for ministering to Millie's family with your kind words. She was a very kind lady and she will be missed.

"We shall meet, but we shall miss her.
There will be, one vacant chair...."


September 19, 2007 - Msg 55996: Mavis, it's

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55997: Mavis, my address bar shows an image of Barney. Maybe it's time you cleared out your cache. See my Msg 55991 for instructions.

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55998: Steve & Miller, I have been thru the same experience with my wife of 32 years. It was sadness and celebration. May God give you healing to know His love.

September 19, 2007 - Msg 55999: I wonder who "robbie" from Msg 55984 is? Could he be a member of Millie's family?

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 56000: Hello to Miller and Robbie. It was a real comfort to hear from you so soon. You boys take good care of each other and of Mary. Be kind to one another. You can get through anything with love and with the Lord's help. Keep talking to God when it hurts (and you can talk to us, too). Don't be afraid to cry when you need to. You will have some tough days and some that aren't so bad, but one thing is for sure, it WILL get easier and it won't hurt so much. It just takes some time. You won't ever forget your mom but one day the memories won't hurt so much. If you need to talk about it, don't hold it all inside. We will always be here for you. Floyd will see to that.

Thank you Steve for posting what you did; it helps the hurt. We are here for you, too.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 56001: Yes, Robbie is one of Millie's boys.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 56002: Steve, Miller and Robbie. Please accept my deepest sorrow at your loss. I know the coming days, weeks and months will be hard. Knowing Caroline is now free from pain will help you feel some peace I'm sure. But you will miss her. And you will mourn. And you will be angry. And you will be sad. All these emotions and more will be with you. And it's ok to have them. A period of these types of emotions is normal and even healthy. But in time, the pain will ease, and the sun will shine again, and you will find joy in life. Know our prayers and concerns are with you tonight and always. If you ever feel the need to pop in and post, please feel welcome to. We all love you and want to help in any way we can. Be at peace. Know thar she is. And allow God to bring comfort to your hearts.
God bless your whole family.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 56003: Thanks Boo for that information.

Robbie, thank you for posting earlier. Your mother was a special person to all of us here. She is now in heaven with Jesus. Her pain has finally ended. Someday, you will join your mother in heaven. In the meantime, never forget how special she was and how lucky you were to have her for a mother. Take care.

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2007 - Msg 56004: I think there are some things I want to share. When Millie first came to the porch, I was so touched by her and was also very sad about her situation, especially when she spoke of how she loved her children and was concerned about how her illness affected them. I must confess I even felt some anxiety over it..I think I really related closely because Millie and I seemed to have alot in common; same age, we both have a Sean, we both had daughters the same age, our husbands shared the same occupation, etc. There were times when Millie shared her struggles and pain and I hate to admit that I felt tempted to pull away. It scared me and made me ask some tough questions about my faith..."how could something like this happen to someone like Millie, and could it happen to me?"...but as I got to know her better, I learned so much from her. Many of my anxieties about my own mortality seemed to have faded by seeing the grace she exhibited in her suffering, she amazed me with the way she lived her life in such difficult circumstances. I can truely say that she blessed my life in a profound way in the short time I knew her and I took her into my heart even when I was a little afraid to...who could help it?....such a sweetheart she is, and I wanted to be there for her, no matter what. She gifted me with her honesty and grace and I know she will always have a special place in my heart.


September 19, 2007 - Msg 56005: Would anyone like to meet at Sarahs for a night, and just talk? So many poster's I've grown so distant from (I know thats my fault to don't worry, I could be posting here more often). I remember me Boo, Mavis, PH, Asa and Big Maude and Millie all used to get together for example and it'd be great. Just a thought.

Still feeling a bolt and deep loss from millie's passing, but again, here comes the sun for her.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 19, 2007 - Msg 56006: Friends, if you'll go to our photo album, click on the "Porchsters" album, then go to page 7, you'll find Millie's kids. Sean is pictured by himself, with the family dog, and the three younger kids, Mary, Miller and Robbie, are pictured together. What a lovely family!

Boo, you have just described an illustration of a spiritual truth - that God has His own purposes that He's working out, and sometimes when bad things happen to good people, it's so that His spirit, His grace, His will can be made plain to others. John 9:2-3.
Millie lived out His plan for her life with grace and a sweet spirit, and I think we all learned from her. I certainly did.

Steve, may God bless you. I too lost my love of 38 years in the space of a heartbeat, to a stroke. I thought I would not survive, but I did, and it was God and the loving care of His people who brought me through. Lean on Him. Let people minister to you. Let them care for you and your children. People who loved Millie will be helped by trying to help you. It's what God's people do.

Blessings and prayers for you and the kids. --Romeena

September 19, 2007 - Msg 56007: PH, as always, your education was worth every penny. I know about clearing the cache, just forget to do it. I did it, and now my archives are correct. Thanks, friend. --Romeena

September 19, 2007 - Msg 56008: Hold on, my child, joy comes in the morning.
Weeping only lasts for the night.
Hold on, my child, joy comes in the morning.
The darkest hour means dawn is just in sight.

Hold on, my child, joy comes in the morning. What promise could be sweeter than that? --Romeena

September 19, 2007 - Msg 56009: Oh my, what a sad day. I feel like I've lost a family member, and in a way, I guess, we all have. I don't remember even talking directly to Millie that much, but I do know that I was amazed by her courage in the trials she faced.
Miller, Steve, and Robbie, you can be proud. Please continue to post when/if you can, but take care of yourselves first and allow yourselves some healing time as well. Your sadness will pass; your love never will.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56010: I just got the news of Caroline's passing on another TAGS site. She called herself "Fungirl" there and all the time we knew her there, and I remember Millie from my posting here, she always lightened our days.

May the Lord be with her family and friends in these hours.

My heart is sad and the porch seems empty.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56011: Got up early this morning (4am) and don't know why. So I'm watching TAGS on my local television station and reading the latest postings here.

Thank you Irishter for that information about Millie. I recall Millie talking about her participation at that site but couldn't remember it's URL address. So I searched for and found it. There are some great postings there remembering our Millie (their Fungirl). For those interested, check out

Deputy WarrenFerguson, thanks for offering to chat over at Sarah's. Unfortunately, since I associate Sarah's with Millie, sorry I didn't join you last night. It's just too soon for me.

For those of you who posted your concerns for me during this tragic time, thank you. I'm surprised at just how Millie's passing has affected me. I had mentioned to Millie that one day I would surprise her with a visit to her restaurant. Sadly, that will never happen now.

from Poor Horatio

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56012: I haven't slept well either. Can't stop thinking about her. There's so much I want to say, but I can't put it all into words right now.
Thanks for posting that link, PH. I post occasionally there myself, under a different name. That was Millies first TAGS site, and she always had fond memories of the folks over there.
- Hazel

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56013: Hello folks.

As I type this message, I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. I would like to explain why I associate Sarah's chat room so much with Millie. I'm not a fan of real-time chat. But I put up with Sarah's primarily for Millie's sake. When I learned back in August how the doctors ran out of options trying to save Millie, I increased my visits to Sarah's considerably.
Many times I would wait for hours just in case Millie showed up. When we did chat, there were times when Millie got tired so I would wait patiently while she rested to regain her strength. Other times, Millie would get sick and had to leave Sarah's. Yet I would continue to wait just in case she would return if the pain made it difficult for her to sleep. Some nights I remained logged in for many hours alone just in case Millie wanted or needed to chat.
I guess that is why her passing has affected me so much. She suffered too long and she didn't deserve that.
Hazel, thank you so much for helping comfort Millie over at Sarah's.

from Poor Horatio

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56014: Sorry for the oversight, but I also want to thank everyone else who chatted with Millie over at Sarah's when I was not available. You would be surprised how much that comforted her when she really needed it.
And Deputy Warren Fergusen, I know you made appearances with Millie and me over at Sarah's. Thank you very much on behalf of mutual friend Millie.

from Poor Horatio

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56015: Poor Horatio, you are a very kind man. It's a comfort to know we have a friend like you here on the porch. You're the kind who is willing to make real sacrifices to help your friends. I only wish I had slowed down more and spent more time at Sarah's.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56016: I saw this sad news when I first got up this morning and I had to head back to the Porch. I am sad that I missed my chances to see Millie here and in Sarah's


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56017: Morning porch friends. such sadness in my heart, as I as sure it is the same for us all. Millie would want us to celebrate her life and our friendship with her. This may sound weird, but I think God led her to the porch for both her needs but also for me. Helps me to realize I need to be less focused/consumed with trivial things in my life and take things one day at a time and cherish my friends and my family. I tend to worrrrry way too much about things over which I have no control and can not change and knowing the strength and courage Millie brought to her life and demonstrated to all of us makes me think about life differently. I enjoyed my chats at Sarah's as well. Wonder how we could honor her on the porch in some way on an ongoing basis? anyone got any ideas? I don't think we will ever fill her place or her sweet gentle name but she would not want us to get stuck but to celebrate. Just my thoughts and feelings. Lets do breakfast together today: scrambled eggs, bacon, muffins, toast, jelly, apple butter, coffee, tea. Prayers and blessings to all and lets hold on tight to one another.
Big Maude

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56018: Alright, and I'll mate a cuppa Irish tea

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56019: Very nice and thoughtful post Maude.
You too P.H. I'm glad you went the extra mile to spend time with Millie. I'm sure she was grateful for it.
Good to see you Irishter.
This porch is amazing to me. It is reassuring that so many of us from different walks of life, and different faiths can come together and be of one mind and one purpose in dealing with a friend. Thank you all for your friendship. You all make me proud to be a part of this all.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56020:
The heart is still heavy this morning.

Big Maude-Well said. I have often thought the same about Millie. I would feel so foolish at times, being stressed over relatively trivial things and to see Millie projecting joy when she could have came here and wallowed in self pity. I'm almost embarrassed to say this but there were times when I wondered if the person posting as Millie was telling us the truth about her condition. I thought how could someone so gravely ill be so strong and joyful. I guess the answer is by the Grace of God. Well, like Romana and you both indicated, Millie was a good teacher and I also learned a lot from her. As for something to honor Millie, maybe somehow we could have a rocker in memory of her placed here on the porch. I have no idea how or if something like could be done but maybe with all of Poor Hortio's HTML trickery he would know how. That might not even be a good idea.

The sun just popped out here...


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56021: I think that the flag for the exrt 30 day be at half mass for MILLIE.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56022: I wish there was some way to pay a lasting tribute to Millie


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56023: Mornin' Family:
Yep, one of the beautiful flowers from the porch is graceing another windowbox this morning! I too learned a lot from the time spent with Millie, but more important I learned alot about friendship and caring from YA'LL! Never meeting face to face with one another, but having a real concern and compassion for everyone, it truly makes one humble. Thank you Lord for "family bonds" that span distances and space and know no bounds.
To Steve and family- Thank you for sharing your special lady with us. Our prayers for you and all those touched by her. ~New Neighbor

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56024: Welcome home, Irishter. We've missed you. Isn't it amazing how much this cyber-place parallels real life? When there is a death in a family, the friends and relatives come from everywhere, and you see folks you haven't seen in a long time.

You mentioned wishing we could pay a lasting tribute to our Millie. I think we can. The first thing that comes to mind, of course, is that we should hold her name in honor, and if a newcomer down the line wants to use it, we should tell them about her and kindly ask them to choose another. If some sports figure's number can be retired, then certainly we can "retire" her name.

The best way to pay tribute to her, though, is to remember, and to never forget, the things she taught us. Things like courage, faith, hope, kindness, servanthood, all those lovely attributes that Millie possessed and demonstrated so well. We must just remember to act like somebody and make her proud of us. --Romeena

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56025: Well said all,thank you for letting me into the family here.
Steve,please know how sorry I am for your loss.
Sean,Miller,Robbie and Mary,Your Mother is truly an angel, When I was little my grandma told me that when you see butterflies,it means there are angels around you. So watch for the butterflies and know your mother is with you then and always
Love and Blessings to You all PEACE Dr P

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56026: Sad that it takes a tragedy to bring us home. One thing Millie was always trying to get me to spend more time here, but something about my main computer does not let me post in the porch, no matter what I post the censor blocks it :(.

Whether we knew her as Millie, Fungirl, or Caroline she will be missed.

I like the idea of retiring her name.

I really like the idea of living and reflecting that values she demonstrated.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56027: Anyhow - apart from the obvious how is everyone on the porch?


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56028: Awakening.
When day seems dark and dreary and self-pity
runs its course, let's quickly counteract it with a
mighty prayerful force... for we can ask th
Master in a simple, humble way to lift the gloom
and muddle and shed joy upon our day...
awakened sense will ponder over all the
blessings night, then thought will be uplifted
as the darknpassby

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56029: Good morning everyone. I wasn't online yetserday and just read the sad news about MILLIE. I don't know what to say, especially to add to the fitting things that have been said already. As ROMEENA mentioned, we have had an e-mail exchange recently. I haven't been able to get MILLIE off my mind for the past several weeks. We will miss her terribly, but she is in glory now, too busy experiencing the wonders of Him to be sad.

My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to her family. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

ROMEENA: I've lost your snail mail address. Could you resend it to me? Thanks.

Hey to all you good folks, especially those who haven't been by in awhile.

"Do the tears on your pillow bespeak the pain that's in your heart?"
"Yeah, they do."

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56030: Once FLOYD gets bigger wires maybe he can help us with some sort of fitting tribute here on the Porch. I think it's a great idea.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56031: Hey folks...just reading the news. I'm so sad for Millie's family, for her husband and her kids. It's such a tough lesson to learn that early in life. But there's a song that says "something isn't lost...if you know where it is", and we know where Millie is today. We know that she's no longer suffering, no more pain, no more fear. She's at rest, and she's at peace...and best of all, she I'm sure is at the feel of Jesus, having a most wonderful time of worship. The other old song says "we shall see Jesus...just as they saw him", and that's something that I get more ready for everyday.

The final song reference will be this..."Just knowing you'll be there...makes it easy to go home". We'll see you again soon Millie...keep an eye for us.

Blessings to her family...

Rod (Goober)

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56032: Hey, folks. Just passin' by. I can't seem to stay away from the porch right now - just have a need to remain connected, I guess. Missing Millie, of course.

Dr. P, what a lovely concept about angels and butterflies, and how kind of you to offer it to Millie's kids right now. I think we'll all remember that one. I know it makes me happy right now, as I look out in my yard and see at least six beautiful butterflies floating around my flowerbeds. Angels? Yep, I'll accept that.

Remember to love one another today. --Romeena

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56033: Romeena, "retiring her name" is a wonderful idea. No one can ever fill that name as she did.
wonder if that is possible for us to do? Big Maude

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56034: I find strength and peace just being connected right now. Thanks. ~New Neighbor

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56035: I think we can do that, Big Maude. It will be up to us, as we remain here, to just gently inform any newcomer who wants to use it, that the name is not available, and briefly explain why. Anyone who is "porch material" will understand. If they don't, then perhaps they wouldn't be comfortable here anyway.

I just spoke with Rev by phone. As I suspected, he's on the road and doesn't have internet connection right now. He didn't know about Millie, and was devastated when I told him. He'll probably be joining us in a couple of days, when he gets to his destination. To Millie's family, he said he will be praying for you, for peace and comfort. That will be some real serious praying, believe me.

Rev wrote and sings a song called "Daddy, I'm Home", and it's a lovely, emotion-filled song, about a father who loses his soldier son. However, I think it can apply in any situation, so in my imagination, I can see Millie, as she entered paradise, calling out to the Father, "Daddy, I'm home!" Praise the Lord. --Romeena

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56036: I agree totally Romeena and think it is the right thing for us to do. I mailed a card to you today and also included a picture for the album. I thought about sending the picture separately out of respect for Millie but then decided to just include it with what I am sending. I hope that is okay. Big Maude

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56037: Romeena, there's a contribution on the way,sent it this morning. I too have been popping on to the porch all day,just makes me feel better.
Dr P

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56038: I just got to check the porch - I think retiring the name Millie is a good idea. She was something special - that's for sure.

I am so glad that her family checked in with us as well. That was a comfort to me. I know how she loved them and us. She always thought that her illness was a "downer" for us - I told her it was her grace and how she lived that was a gift to us.

Ro - I need your snail mail address again. I want to send something for the flowers. Thanks for taking care of all of this for us.

Take care everyone - give someone an unexpected hug today. . .(I'd even give Asa a hug :)


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56039: For those who want to hear that song "Daddy I'm Home, so to Rev's web site, click on music samples and it will play the whold song for you. I played it earlier today and thought the exact same thing Romeena. And yes, I cried buckets...
Ro- I emailed you the other day, don't know if you got it or not.I may not have your correct email. I would like to send you a contribution for Millie. ~New Neighbor

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56040: Hey, New Neighbor. I don't think I got it - have gotten a number of them, and am not positive. What are the first four letters of your email address? --Romeena

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56041: homemaker, my address is on the way via email. Thanks, love.

If anyone hears or reads anything about the arrangements for Millie, please let me know. The florist here has contacted me and they're unable to find out where to have the flowers delivered by the florist in Richmond. I've done a little net searching myself and came up empty. Thanks, everyone. --Romeena

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56042: Sad it took a death to get me back, but I am glad I was back here today - off to bed on the Irish end of the Porch.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56043: Ro,I mailed something to you today. When I told my daughter about Millie's passing,she first mentioned how sorry she was and then remarked that "there is another angel watching over you now". I like believing that-Millie's our angel & will always be watching the Porch. I totally agree with retiring her name.They'll never be another Millie.
Love to all.
possum under a rock

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56044:
Irishter-You are mentioned here often when ABP's are put out. It would be great if you could check in more often, maybe regularly? Goodnight friend.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56045: Ro - I searched also and couldn't find anything. If all else fails - maybe deliver them to her restaurant. Just a suggestion. . .

Got your address - I'll post something tomorrow.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56046: Good to see you Irishter. . .

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56047: Ro:
It has been a busy day on the porch. Glad to see so many faces return. The email address is Thanks. ~New Neighbor

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56048: Hey, Irishter. Where in Ireland are you? My son and his wife and her parents are in Ireland as we speak. They've been there about ten days, still have about a week to go. They were on Galway Bay, in a little town called New Quay, between Ballyvaughn and Kinvarra, where they were staying in a place called Bayfield House. They left there yesterday and drove to another location further south, and are staying in Adare Manor. They just love it, everything about Ireland. They've been taking walks along the bay, and down country lanes, picking wild blackberries (tons of them!) and just thoroughly enjoying the country. This is their third trip over there. They could pretty much go anywhere in the world, and they keep choosing to return to Ireland.

Well, sleep well, Irishter.

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56049: Thanks, New Neighbor. You are now in my address book. --Romeena

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56050: Romeena i think ph had the phone no to the restarurant.
Maybe he can called for you.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56051: Just home from work and stopping in for a minute.
seems like I feel the need to touch base. I will check in before bedtime. Big Maude

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56052:
I called Colt about Millie, but had to leave a message. he told me that when he goes to the library, all 4 computers are always busy.
APB for Lucy, AFD and others.
Romeena- We have that great photo of Millie in Bogart's on your album site.
Just a thought, but perhaps you could post a picture of a rocker and say in a caption "In honor of our dear friend, Millie Fungirl Caroline" or something like that.
One of her last posts she said she was praying for ME after my mom's passing. That just blew me away. Now SHE is walking the streets of gold WITH my mom!
As Big maude said, she is probably cookin' up a storm up there! Maybe she's getting things ready for the big wedding supper of the Lamb. (Read Rev. 19 if you want a real boost)
I also know that when those colored eps come around again, and we see the Howard and Millie eps, we will all have another good cry!
My prayers for PH, Hazel, DWF, Irshster and all who were with her at sarahs
To name a few... Boo's friend, Sugarplum, my mom, HM's friend, and now Millie. Yes indeed the tears on my pillow do bespeak the pain that is in my heart.
Love you guys,

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56053: Folks, I left a message for Millie's husband to telephone me with the latest information about services for Millie. I will ask him for an address where we can send flowers and cards. I will post details here just as soon as I find out.

from Poor Horatio

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56054:
I just re-read the first line of my message.
That should have said, and what i meant was: on a PREVIOUS call, he told me how hard it is for him to get online.

September 20, 2007 - Msg 56055: Hello MDC, yes, it seems like we have had so much pain these last few months. Sometimes we just have to go through those seasons of pain, but joy will follow in time. We have so much hope in Christ, don't we? A good friend share a scripture with me today from Revelation, like the one you mentioned. It talked about the lamb wiping the tears away from our eyes. What an amazing thought.

Romeena, I have the envelope addressed and the stamp in place...think I'll take a drive by the post office tonight to mail it. Thanks again for taking the lead and ordering the flowers.


September 20, 2007 - Msg 56056: Good evening, all. God is so good. I just got home from a lovely experience at my church, with good friends. Our "over-50's" meet once a month for good food and fellowship, and entertainment. Tonight we were privileged to hear Patsy Bellington, a gospel singer. She's a little lady with a great big voice, and can she ever belt it out. She likes to sing the "old hymns" and she's very good at it. She sang songs we all knew, let us join in now and then, and just generally radiated the joy of the Lord. It was wonderful. Almost as good as hearing Rev on last Sunday morning. I have been doubly blessed this week, just when I needed it.

Thanks, PH, I'll be watching for that info and will pass it along to the florist. You are so helpful.

Now I'm going to snuggle in with a couple of TAGS eps, and get comfortable. Got to take my car in for some service early in the morning, so need to get to bed. I have a built-in phone in the car through the OnStar program, and it's not working. I only keep it for backup if I forget my cell phone or it conks out, and it will usually work in those "dead zone" areas where my cell sometimes won't work. It's just a safety thing. OnStar has switched from analog to digital, and my car is an '04, so it still has the analog kit in it. They'll change it to digital for me, no charge. Can't beat that! Well, good night, all. --Romeena

September 21, 2007 - Msg 56057: Good morning all from the Irish end of the Porch! Wet and a little cool here - about 54F. Lets trust that Millie's funeral will highlight her special life and the obvious impact she had on so many.

To message 56408 I am in Naas, County Kildare and have been in Ireland since 1995. I have been in Naas since 1998 as a church planting pastor. I may have the only TAGS DVDs in the country so if your family need a TAGS fix have them give ring Sarah and get in touch with me :).


September 21, 2007 - Msg 56058:
Good Morning Porch

Another sunny day here in western New York.

Irishter-Great to see ya! It's 56 degrees here.

MDC-I had the same thought about a memorial to Millie, a rocker with her name on it.

Romeena-Your thought about remembering the lessons learned here, from our dear friend Millie, is excellent advice.

" ....but don't the trees seem nice and full"


September 21, 2007 - Msg 56059: Have you folks checked the Forum site that Millie used to post on? (As Fungirl) Poor Horatio gave the address for it on an earlier post. Anyway, their front page now has a tribute to Fungirl! It is so cool. I think it's a great idea to retire Millie's name. No one can replace her. As far as a tribute here, I've still got my thinking bucket on about that one. Like Auh2o said, we'll always have a memorial rocker for her here.
PH was talking about his experiences with chatting at Sarahs chat line with Millie. I have so many memories of that as well. When we first started chatting there, it was probably around the first week in February. She was so much fun, always upbeat. She would sometimes reprimand me for not posting more at the porch, always encouraged me to keep stuff about TAGS in every post. She said that watching Andy Griffith always cheered her up and comforted her, and we definitely had that in common! She loved the quotes! She shared so many things with me and I was happy to listen. Just like she listened to me and offered gentle advise and sympathy for my problems, which seemed so small compared to hers. We would usually get together around 7:30 p.m. my time, and 9:30 her time. As the months went by, "7:30" took on a meaning of itself. I'd be outside, working in the garden, and I'd be like, ooops, it's 7:30, gotta go in and try to catch Millie. Even my husband would sometimes say "Hey, it's after 7:30!" to remind me, on the times that I was involved in something else. We always referred to it as "catching each other". I'd say, oh, I'm glad I caught you, and she'd say, Hey, I was here first, I caught you! When we first started chatting, we would talk for sometimes over an hour. As she got sicker, and weaker, sometimes the visits only lasted 10 or 15 minutes. I was so happy to finally talk to her over the phone. We each thought each other had an accent! I've been thinking about her so much. Anyhow, this brings me to what happened Wednesday night. We had heard about her death that day, and, well, the entire day was so sad. (You all know what I mean, we were all in it together!) So later that night, unlike Poor Horatio, I felt the "7:30" tug at my heart. I went over to Sarahs Chat line, and just waited, kind of like maybe she'd remember the time and post to me from Heaven. Or, just to chat with whoever showed up. Well, I hung around for a bit, and pretty soon an anonymous person came on. We said hi to each other, and then I said "Have we Met?" And the person said "no, but I think you were friends with my wife". It was her husband! He had come to the chat line the same time that Millie always did. We chatted for a few minutes, and he told me how much she enjoyed all her Mayberry sites, and that she had spoke of me to him. Just those few words, meant so much.
Sorry to write a book, friends.
- Hazel

Barney: (about Malcolm) "There's nothing I hate worse than a wino on a cryin' jag!"

September 21, 2007 - Msg 56060:

Hazel-I thought I'd check back in before I signed off and I just read your last post, Wow! What gift, Millie is still giving.


September 21, 2007 - Msg 56061: Wow Hazel - that brought tears to my eyes. . .maybe our gift to Millie is ministering yet to her family. Thank you for being there for her. . .and him.


September 21, 2007 - Msg 56062: Just to explain, when I said "unlike Poor Horatio" I was referring to an earlier post of his when he said it was a little too soon for him to go back to the chat line. Speaking of which, PH, maybe when you are up to it, we could meet there? I would like to keep up the tradition, if you would like to.
- Hazel

September 21, 2007 - Msg 56063: Oh Hazel, bless your heart. Thank you for sharing that. You made me cry but I'm glad you did. You really blessed me. It's a comfort to know that you are a part of our porch family because you are one in several million.


September 21, 2007 - Msg 56064: Morning all you fine porch pals! Wonderful that Millie's family is checking in for support here. We are a family, aren't we? Another tribute idea might be to place a line of text at the top of the porch: "In memoriam for Millie"? We did that over at my support group website for friends who have passed from my condition. Just a thought.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Barney: "Where there's smoke, there's firewater."

September 21, 2007 - Msg 56065: Good morning porch, wanted to stop by before the clients started arriving with their puppies & see how everyone is doing. About the same as I am it seems. I am amazed at how losing Millie has affected me, I mean I know how I feel about all you folks, but losing one is like losing a family member! Hard to fathom how folks I have never seen face to face can mean this much to me, but ya'll do & I think it's AWESOME! You guys are more like family to me than my own family & I like that feeling! Robert is new to all this Front Porch stuff, but he is learning what you folks mean to me & he has been so sweet about my feelings about you guys.
Anyway, just wanted to stop by & tell you guys what you mean to me before I "punch that clock" See ya'll in a bit.

September 21, 2007 - Msg 56066: Oh, almost forgot, supper is on us Neff's tonight, Pork roast, potatoes, carrots, buttered rolls, milk, coffee or sweet tea. Can someone else handle dessert for me, I won't have time to whip anything up today. Table will be set by 6pm, ya'll come!

September 21, 2007 - Msg 56067: Good morning everyone.

I'm sorry friends, but unlike some of you I have found myslf avoiding the porch the last few days. Normally, I check in several times a day, whenever I want to take a mental "break" from work (most of you know that I post from work). It took me several hours yesterday to get my head together enough to actually get something done and I knew if I checked back the day would be completely spent. I've since read all your wonderful, kind words and tributes and am right there with you in your sentiments. That was beautifil, HAZEL. Thanks, HORATIO for the link; I checked out the wonderful tribute over there.

I didn't mention it earlier in the week, but I lost a childhood friend to a heart attack this past weekend. We hadn't seen each other in years, which in some ways has made it even worse for me. MILLIE's passing magnified my feelings a great deal. I've lost two good friends.

Today is my Mrs. and my tenth wedding anniversary, which also the anniversary of our very first date. Of course, the day is bittersweet. We are going away to a bed and breakfast this weekend.

I don't know if I will be stopping back by for teh next several days. You all are such treasured friends, as was MILLIE THE COURAGEOUS, and I think of and pray for you often. Thanks for sitting around, jawing, listening, and caring. You all are the cats.


September 21, 2007 - Msg 56068: ME-THEY=Happy Anniversary, be salf on your trip.


September 21, 2007 - Msg 56069: We love you Me-They. Take all the time you need...


September 21, 2007 - Msg 56070: No problem Me-They we understand! Happy Anniversary to you & the Mrs. Ya'll have a wonderful day! To the rest of you Porchsters~Have yourselves a good one! Back later~

September 21, 2007 - Msg 56071: Hey, Me-They, Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a nice time on your trip.

I know there has been a lot of sadness on the porch as of late, but there is some happy news(along with Me-They's anniversary): Kai turns 7 today!
Kai woke up to her room decorated(we did it when she was sleeping), and a special cupcake I made for her.
I also was up kind of late baking cupcakes for her to take to class. I know she wants a cake, because that's all she's been talking about, but I don't know if I want to bake anymore.;) I may just buy an already made one. Though I hate those ones from Walmart, and the only other bakery is another store bakery(at the store where I work). I wish we still had a regular bakery. We used to have a great one, but it closed down some time ago.
Well, better get at it, regardless of what I decide to do.

Have a good day!

-Sterling Holobyte

September 21, 2007 - Msg 56072: Hey gang...Mavis supper sounds great...I will bring a apple pie...and got have my hot peppers...well im doing yard work...back in a bit..prayers..SPOT

September 21, 2007 - Msg 56073: Hello everyone,windy and warm here today supposed to be 90.
Happy Anniversary! Me-They,hope you both have a good weekend.
Happy 7th Birthday Kai!
Thanks for supper Mavis, when you cook everyday it sure is nice to eat someone else's cooking.:)
Boo,how are the kids doing?
Tom,hows the weather?
Hazel,I'm so glad you were there to talk with Millie's husband.
Spot,I'll bring homemade vanilla ice cream for that pie.
Well,I need to vacumn and bring the laundry in before it blows away. Take Care Dr P