October 29, 2007 - Msg 57528: Wow, wish I had some of those pecan trees, Possum. I love those darned things...almost as much as the squirrels (I would throw bark at your head to get some)...hehehe.

Yep, shorts are cleaned and pressed, Me-They.

Very sad, indeed, about the those college students. Poor families!

Hope you solve the rash mystery soon, Ro.

Have a parent/teacher fellowship tonight and gonna get to see my baby and her class sing "Fishin' For The Lord"! Better go get ready.


October 29, 2007 - Msg 57529:
Good sweep by our Boo!

October 29, 2007 - Msg 57530: Evenin' Porch:
Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all the prayers and concern as I made the emergency trip to KY this past week. Daughter #2 is doing "guardedly" better. Still extremely tired, and dizzy. Hey Ro; any ideas??? I think we've covered about all the areas.
I can't tell you how many times I thought how the Lord was guiding us, and I felt your prayers!!
Going to go to bed now. I'm tired. By the way M-T where do you live in MD??? ~New Neighbor

October 29, 2007 - Msg 57531: Spot, congratulations...never thought about it, but we are brothers indeed. When I owned my company we were IBEW. 'Course, I was NICA.

Yep Boo!, great weather...'kinda what south TX is all about sometimes.

Ro, one of my cure alls is put a pound of Epsom Salt in the tub and take a long hot bath. I have had some skin problems that I know it helped. Last night rather than a shower did the bath and got out like a limp rag doll. Wow did I sleep well. If it wasn't for the Epson Salt once in a while, doubt I could keep unloading the deer corn (350 lbs/week), etc. Pluss it helps with the bicycle riding I am doing.

Prayers for all and especially for the state of the nation.


October 29, 2007 - Msg 57532: Correction Spot, NECA

October 29, 2007 - Msg 57533: In response to the question about what we do for Halloween, my family's always celebrated it, if you can call it that. It's more of a fun "Fall" thing. My kids usually dressed up and went out trick or treating, but never in scary outfits. My daughter was a princess for about 4 years in a row and one year she was a jail-bird. My son only went once or twice; he really never got into it. Anyhow, I usually decorate the house; it's one of my favorite times to decorate. Nothing scary, just pumpkins and scarecrows and such. I do have a couple of ceramic ghosts sitting on a bench, that I put on my table - but they aren't scary. They look kind of like the ghosts in the Casper cartoon. I usually leave my stuff up for several weeks; then I just go right into my Thanksgiving decoration stuff. (Turkey and pilgram figurines and I leave up the scarecrow stuff to go with them, and just put the ghosts back into the box). Most people in our neighborhood celebrate it like Romeenas family: trick or treat down your own block and maybe the next one over (only to people you know) and the kids get to have 2 or 3 treats that night, and the rest are put away to be handed out later. Fall is my favorite time of year.
Congrats, Spot! Good job! Save me some baby back ribs, I'll be right there.
I wish I had a pecan tree too. I wonder if they would grow in Idaho?
I hope your rash gets better soon, Romeena.

Lots of luck to you and yours,
- Hazel

October 29, 2007 - Msg 57534: Holloween here in nothing. Few kids and there is someting planned in the park. I did buy a bag of candy but doubt there will be a ring at the door.

Before we moved here, were across the street from a church. They had a hugh celebration on Halloween....their parking lot filled and people parked every where, down our alley and couldn't have gotten the car out if i wanted to. Lots of noise that would keep on past bedtime. The parking situation also happened at Easter, but what got me was they had no Christmas services. Christmas eve they were closed and Christmas day, no one there.

I was a mean little kid and Bill....a friend of mine always cooked up a treat for the Halloween evening. First we had a Ford model T spark coil. We would streach out what we called hair wire....probably a 30 guage wire. When hooked up it would put purple sparks into who ever walked into it. Wouldn't do injury, but did hurt. That was our kind of fun....no treats, but you got the tricks. Later we built a Van de Graaff generator....run into the wire and no shock, but your hair would stand straight up and really large blue sparks would be radiated around the poor kid that hit the wire.

Retired from Halloween tricks...been there and done that.....ray

October 29, 2007 - Msg 57535: We've never done Halloween with our kids. We've done various things throughout the years. We've gone to bonfires/potlucks at a friend's house, we've gone to Chuck E. Cheese (the place is empty on Halloween), when we lived in Michigan we often would spend the night at a hotel with an indoor pool and swim the evening away. We've gone to the movies. Hubby and I did Halloween as children, but we never felt comfortable with it as adults and opted to just ignore it.

I love fall though. Pumpkins, dried corn etc.

Life will be hectic around here for the next 2 weeks. Music Man opens on Nov. 9 and we have rehearsal almost every evening until then. Trying to get our regular stuff done, be a family and get to rehearsal. Not an easy task. . Then I have a break until Dec. My oldest loves the theater and wants to audition for a part in the YOuth wing's January play. We'll see.

Loving this chilly weather. Had vegetable soup for lunch and I"m making black beans for supper tomorrow evening.

ROMEENA - Praying you find out about that rash. When do you go to the dermatologist?

COngratulations Spot. Glad you made it home safely.


October 29, 2007 - Msg 57536: Real quick rock, y'all. Deani's saying she's going to call the cops again. The last time I talked to the police they told me that if she said he'd been here for 1.5 years, email saying she sent him here, and Nick telling the police he wants to stay she doesn't have a leg to stand on unless she comes here personally to get him. She's broke all of the time, however, ya never know. Nick told her today if she comes and gets him that he will run away and live in the desert until he's 14. Of course that would put him as a runaway in juvi, but hopefully the police and judge will understand if it gets to that point. She doesn't understand what she's doing to him. She's only thinking of herself and in 5 months she may lose Nick forever. This is a 13 year old kid who has enough emotional instability genetically not to have his Mom making things worse. Please keep this in your prayers. Love y'all to pieces!

October 29, 2007 - Msg 57537: Breakfast will be as follows:3 eggs yer way,hashbrowns,bisquits with white gravy,country ham,jimmy dean sausage links,grits,coffee,h20,milk...SPOT

October 29, 2007 - Msg 57538: Thanks Opiemom...[fot the safe trip home "thanks"}...SPOT

October 29, 2007 - Msg 57539:
Hello porch family..Cooler here today. Calling for a little frost in the morning.

Boo...so glad your time with the in-laws went well.

Ro...I know you're getting so excited about the Starr. I know I am and i'm not even there.
Continuing to pray for your rash problem.

Hey Spot...CONGRATS....Glad to see ya back buddy. Sounds like you guys had a great time.

You all have a blessed and know that I'm praying for all the porch family.

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57540: Does my heart good to see a thin person eat, Spot.
- Hazel

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57541: hahaha! I just love you Haze!

Prayers for your situation, Lucy. Keep us informed.

I know what you mean, REV, I am really excited about Starr, too. Can't wait for her to get to her new home with Romeena.

Better go get Erin up...I'll chat more later...


October 30, 2007 - Msg 57542: Good morning, all. Just got home from work, not a hard night at all. Patients and families were all decent, pleasant people who behaved well. Even the 17-yr old new mom - no smarty talk or anything, she was quite nice. Still, 12 hours is 12 hours, and I'm tired.

I think "rash" is a misnomer for whatever this weird malady is. I'm just --- spotty! Red spots - what can I say? The older ones are fading, but new ones are forming. I see a dermatologist tomorrow.

You folks are so kind, to uphold my excitement about getting little Starr. Most people get a new dog and no one knows it but the family and maybe a neighbor or two. You permit me to make such a big deal out of it, you'd think I was adopting a baby. I suppose, in a way, I am. Thank you for understanding that and allowing me to be a bit eccentric.

Blessings and prayers, everyone! --Romeena

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57543: Eccentric? Do we have to start calling you CRAZY AUNT ROMEENA?

Hope y'all are having a great day. Busy, busy, busy here. I'll try and pop in for a longer chat later.

Thanks for the clean shorts, BOO! Maybe I could start getting creases down the legs?


October 30, 2007 - Msg 57544: uh....now you're going to far, M-T.

I think I prefer, "Nutty Aunt Romeena"...


October 30, 2007 - Msg 57545: ...or "Spotty Aunt Romeena"?....

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57546: I don't know. CRAZY AUNT RO has a certain ring to it.

(Okay, no creases.)


October 30, 2007 - Msg 57547: Just call her Mrs Pumphrey. She'll know what it means.:)

Hi folks. Asa here. Been gone a while. Just busy with life and all it has to offer. Hope all is well. Have not had time to read the archives so a blanket prayer for all that need them.
Things here are not great. Mrs. Asa's liver is not well from the MS meds they had her on so until that recovers, if it does, she is not being treated for the MS. Not a good situation. But God is in charge and we place our faith in him. He has a plan here for us and we just need to be patient in waiting on him. That is hard to do sometimes (especially when you are a control freak like me) but I am learning.... I hope.:)

Thanks for the prayers uttered on our behalf. They are felt and appreciated. And thank you Romeena, New Neighbor and Boo for the e-mails. You are all very precious to me.

Uncle Asa Herriot.

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57548: Hey brother Rev,Romeena,opiemom,nw,Tom,herroit,boo,mavis,possum,hazel,m-t,mdc,goober,ray,md,horatio,miss lucy and all...lunch will be as follows [gosh its good to be back] :grilled pork chop samaches [lots of mayo],bbq chips,pork-n-beans big maude slaw,cokes and mt dew"s...SPOT

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57549: Well Asa - I would have sent over some meatballs but I have lost your email address. I have been thinking about you and the Mrs. Not an easy road you have been given right now. Anytime you need an extra serving of meatballs - just let me know.

I am so excited for you Aunt Ro with the mysterious rash. I have had a rash on my neck for the last week. It was lumpy and itchy like mosquito bites but yet it spread like poison ivy. Never did break open or get blisters. Now there are just spots left. It was kind of weird. I have it on my arm too. That broke open so I keep it covered. I go to enough schools that I could pick up this nasty staph infection.

We should have a Starr countdown. . .wouldn't that be fun!!


October 30, 2007 - Msg 57550:
"Gomer, Gomer?, Gome?"
No hidden panels here, but plenty of prayers for ya all! ha
Hi there ASA! Great to hear from you. My prayers for your better half, that is for sure.
God's plan is sometimes the hardest thing to figure out in life!
Rev- where are you these days? still in Maine?
LUCy, prayers for your situation and Nick's.
My, what a mess that is. keep a level head about it and just do what you can. keep all legal options open.
M-T - ever consider the name IOU, IOU, I O -U-U-U. haha (Elenora would be so proud)
Boo- I always went as a hobo, from about 6 to 11 years old, and that was it! ha There was something about the weather in Phx always turning cool the day before, the scent of the falling leaves, and the sight of my mom sewing "patches" all over my clothes. My dad would burn the end of a cork on the gas stove, and then transfer the burnt stuff to my chin and cheeks for my "beard" and then he would let me wear one of his old hats. (remember that men still work those "kojak" type hats in the 50s-early 60s.) It was jsut a one-night fun time, and we were only allowed to go up our street for two blocks, and then back.
All this ugly demon stuff today has me totally into the scripture that says to have nothing to do with such, so for about the last ten years we have kept our light off and have knelt in prayer for the Lord to protect all the children.
SPOt- glad you are back safe and sound. Hope your water situation improves soon.
Opiemom- i love a good hardy soup this time of year, mmm good.
God bless,
Opie: But witch hazel makes my eyes water!
Aunt Bee: Well, you won't see so good, but you'll feel better,

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57551:
NewNeighbor- You're welcome, any time!

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57552: Good afternoon, everyone. I should still be sleeping, but woke up about 3:45, and couldn't get back to sleep. I hope I can make it through the night without falling asleep.

Asa, it's good to see you here on the porch. We miss you, my friend. Prayers for your good lady - I pray that her liver function returns to normal soon. This is a difficult road you're walking right now, and I wish we could do something to help. I'm just grateful that we have the gift of prayer to offer.

"Nutty"? "Crazy"? "Spotty"? Well, I guess they all apply, so I don't mind. The spotty part will go away, and as for the other two, I have no defense.

Well, guess I'll start getting ready for work. I'll get this shift behind me, and then it's fun time for a few days, then I get Starr, and things will get busy around here, I'll bet. A three-month-old puppy can create more havoc than a two-year-old kid, and that's a lot of havoc!

Blessings, all. -- Nutty, Crazy Aunt Romeena Pumphrey.

(Thanks, Asa.)

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57553: Good evening, Good to hear from you ASA. LIfting you and the MRs. up in prayer.

I have a quick question for anyone who can help. My daugher with straight hair wants to make it curly for the play next week. What can I do? I have curly hair so I don't have a clue about what to do. I need it to stay all day because on Sat. there is a 3:00 and an 8:00 performance.



October 30, 2007 - Msg 57554:
OpiemoM- I grew up with three sisters, and in the 60's good old fashioned curlers did the trick.
I even remember when they used pop cans for BIG curls!! ha
These days my wife uses a curling iron on her hair.
Also, I googled "Make straight hair curly" and actually got some pretty good answers! Have fun.
Prayers abound for ya all.
"What causes that?"

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57555: Evenin' Family-
Just rockin' for a minute. So glad Asa showed up for a brief chat. Prayers for the Mrs.
MDC you are dating yourself with the pop can curlers etc. (watch it)
Ro- Somebody said you were as cute as the spots on a puppy... hhmmm. Can't wait for you and Starr to start sporting together. ** Starr and her owner Spotty!**(or is that Spotty owner?)
Glad everyone is getting in the "holiday spirit"
Gotta go, teenage hunters are in for supper. ~New Neighbor

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57556: Those foam pink curlers work well. You need to put them in when your hair is wet. That is the cheap alternative. You can always buy hot curlers. Before you brush them out, spray a dab of hairspray over the curls. Those are my tips for you.


October 30, 2007 - Msg 57557: Hey,everybody!Ky girl here,I have been gone too long,and,I miss you all!I finally got a working computer again,so,I will be stopping in more regular.see you later-ky girl

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57558: Opiemom, here's how my mom would make my hair curly as a girl (on special occasions), and it LASTED. My hair has always been very straight so my mom would wash my hair in the evening, and then let it air dry for a bit. While it was still damp, she would roll it up in strips of cloth (what the old-timers call "rag rollers). She would just tear up an old dishtowel or something in strips about and inch wide. She just took small sections of hair and rolled it around the cloth, then rolled it all the way to the head and tied the ends. In the morning, "PRESTO"....curls. It really worked. Hot rollers or curling irons don't hold the curl as long.


October 30, 2007 - Msg 57559: Well, hey there KYGirl! Good to see you again.


October 30, 2007 - Msg 57560: Hey, porch. Nice to see you back, Asa. I've seen you posting over at Ms Crumps, so I figured you was still around, but still I was worried about you. (but didn't want to pry) I'm so sorry about your wifes situation and I hope and pray everything goes ok. You've missed a lot on the porch whilst you've been gone.
Nice to see you back, ky girl.

October 30, 2007 - Msg 57561: Thanks for all the curly hair suggestions. We;re going to do a trial run tomorrow and see how it goes.

Have a great evening all.

My little "Opie" and I are making chocolate chip cookies tomorrow. Come on down to the SC end of the porch and grab a couple with a glass of milk


October 30, 2007 - Msg 57562:
Hello porch family. Pray you all had a great day.

MDC...I'm home in SC now. Will be here for a little while. And I'm enjoying it!

Asa...so good to see you. Praying for your situation.

kygirl....it's been a while. We will dust off your rocker for you. Come on back soon.

Spot....thanks brother for the lunch. It was so good! Let's go to the diner in the morning. I found M-T's credit card so we'll use it.

Well better get to bed. Prayers for all the porch family. Remember, our road map for life is God's written Word.

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57563: Go by gods written word and life will be good

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57564: Lets go to the diner on M-T brother Rev...im at work now..let me get logged in and let me read the mail.morning all! .SPOT

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57565: Good Morning everyone,hope you are well. Been busy, my oldest is buying a house,helping him get ready for the move. Halloween trivia, Did you know that Halloween originated in Ireland and that they carved turnips instead of pumpkin?
Have a safe and fun day . PEACE Dr P

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57566:
Hey Folks

Okay, it's time for some Halloween fun!

Luther Heggs: "Do calm and murder go together? CALM and MURDER?"

"The awfulness and the horribleness of it will never actually be forgotten."

Ollie Weaver: "Oh no. He's gonna cry!"

"THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN," is as Halloween as we get around here. I love that movie.


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57567: Happy Halloween - I thought that you would like to know that my costume is completely original -
"a tired teacher." No need for makeup - all things are original (bags under the eyes, gray hair, terrible kidneys, etc. . . )

Just to let you know also, that we are moving my husband's knee surgery up to right before Christmas. He could not go to work today because his leg is so swollen. Eight hours on concrete just won't cut it!

Have a wonderful day!


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57568: From goulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night
Good Lord, deliver us!

Happy Halloween all! I've made rice krispy treats and no-bake cookies. Help yourself!

Sorry I haven't been around for a week or so. My oldest broke her wrist last week so I've been busy trying to keep her happy and comfortable. Poor thing. She initially hurt her wrist in dance class when they were doing some tumbling exercises. She was doing a round-off and hurt it on the landing. Then she was playing with little sis and got up to do a jig or something like that, then promptly tripped over the dog hitting the wall. She tried to brace herself with her wrist and got a "buckle" fracture. According to our pediatrician, it's the most common childhood fracture and the least serious. She will be in a splint for 3 weeks 24 hours a day and then 1 week just at school. It's times like this that make me feel like I'll keel over from a massive stroke before I reach 40. I can handle a lot of stuff, but when it comes to my babies, I struggle.

AUH2O, "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" is a classic and one of my all-time favorites!

"I guess the cellar would be downstairs." Gomer, "The Haunted House" -Originally aired October 7, 1963

Have a spooktacular day!

Merri Weather

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57569: Mornin' Porch Family:
Just got a day off work, and getting reading for the applebutter boiling at our house starting Friday night. Didn't want to do it this year, but the kids begged and begged, so here we go again. If that's a tradition they want to continue, sure enough, I'm gonna do it!! After all they are the 5th generation to take up the art.
Prayers for the porch family standin' in the need of prayer.
Good to see Kygirl back. And auh2o, as I live and breath!! Good to see ya back. (We missed ya)
homemaker- hang in there.
Hey M-T, where did ya say you were from?
Thanks for breakfast. Now I gotta get to work. - How about it Spot? ~New Neighbor

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57570: Hey Good to see ya Auh2o.

Merri Weather, please don't kill over with a massive stroke! haha find a way to deal with the stress, Girl....just don't ask me how...hehe

Busy day...


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57571: Good afternoon everyone. Still busy here. Hopefully next week wille be a little less stressful. Heck, I can't even take my afternoon nap.

AUH2O: Great to hear from you. I was thinking about you just last night when I was watching the Democratic debate. I must say, all things relative, your senator was a beacon of sanity in the cast of "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest."

Prayers for MERRI's daughter's wrist. Nice to have you back. Prayers from HM's hubby's leg and ROMEENA's creeping crud, too.

ASA: Great hearing from you, too. Prayers for you and your Mrs. Keep the faith.

NEW NEIGHBOR: I'm from north-central Maryland, about an hour from Baltimore and Washington.

Thanks for all your comments on Halloween. Tonight we'll let the kids do some trick or treating with some friends and their kids, then dole out the candy amid the whining for more over the next few weeks. Chad is a red Power Ranger, and Nora is going as a fairy (recycling her costume from a summer ballet recital). Poor Veda is out of luck since we don't let the kids have candy or sweets until age three.

A few years ago I did a lot of soul searching regarding Halloween. It was just a fun time to dress up and trick or treat when I was a kid--probably like it was for most of you. Nothing really ghoulish or fake-bloody like it is sometimes today. I have very pleasant memories of it.

I figured it was kind of like Paul talking about eating food sacrificed to idols. I'm not celebrating evil, and my kids certainly aren't. For us, it's good clean fun. As long as it remains that for us, it's okay. So, we ignore the gore, try to shield the kids from the worst of it, and have a good time. That said, I respect whatever one decides is right for them and their families.

And if I was Sean, I probably would have hung up the costumes, too!

Where has STERLING been? He's been awol quite some time.

Y'all have a good one.

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat...

(Don't worry, I wouldn't even think of taking my shoes off.)

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57572: Yes, where is Sterling?? Maybe he stepped into a closet over at the Remshaw House!!


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57573: open a windom something smell like at die here.

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57574: Hey Y'all! Good to see Asa,auh2o,and ky girl back on the Porch-where IS Sterling? I thought about him just the other day.Might have to get up a posse and go look for him if he doesn't turn up soon.

Now Boo,you oughta know I'd share my pecans with you if I could-you ain't gotta chunk tree bark at me! Ha! I really wish I could cyber-send some to y'all.Mr.Possum says we'll probably end up with 200 lbs.That's from ONE tree! Should make a nice little chunk of change when we sell them.I was told by one place they are paying 55 cents per lb.

Merri W,sorry about your daughter's wrist.Hope it heals up quickly.Don't go having a stroke or nothing!

Ro,thanks for enlightening me about the non-patriotic Presidential candidate.I wasn't gonna vote for him anyway,and now I'm going to pass the word around to folks I know so that THEY won't vote for him either.Of all the unmitigated gall! As as far as that movie goes,I'm glad I don't have any youngsters who'd be begging me to see it,cause they'd be out of luck!

Let's bob for apples over at the Old Remshaw house later! I'm laughing at myself,cause I accidently hit the "o" key twice in the word "bob"-the censor would've loved that one! Good thing I caught it before Mr. Censor did!

See y'all at the Remshaw place!
possum under a rock


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57575: Just checking- wanted to make sure I didn't leave the "bold" on. Floyd would make me go under the porch to fix things and I don't want to be down there with them spiders!

possum again

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57576: I did (maniacal laughter...hahaha!)


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57577: stole your golden arm, that is....

who wants to watch the Renshaw episode tonight?? Let's all grab some popcorn and pop in the Remshaw episode at 10pm central time (after my youngest is in bed), or earlier if you like. I should be home from church by 8:30 or so tonight.

Thanks, Possum...I know you would share. I wouldn't have to throw tree bark at your head.

Sorry you are so busy M-T. I have been scrambling around her trying to get things done myself, just taking a little break.


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57578: boob

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57579: Gomer: "Who you callin' a boob?!?"

(Just thought I'd throw some cover on post 57578. I know what's it's like to be hounded after verbage.)


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57580: POSSUM: How about you make some chocolate pecan pralines? Yummy! When my aunt lived in Texas she used to send them every now and again. Now she's in Arkansas. Another reason not to live in Arkansas. (Just kidding! Where she lives is beautiful.)



October 31, 2007 - Msg 57581: I'll bet Possum was just testing the censor in msg 57578..

Wow, CHOCOLATE pecan pralines?! Never had them but sure would like to. Had the regular ones but never chocolate ones. Think you could get your aunt's recipe?


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57582: She didn't make them, BOO! She got them from some place near Dallas called Bayou Mama's, or something like that. They were super delish, too.

Y'all have a great evening. Don't be a Halloweenie!


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57583: go play in the stres

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57584: Only 41 minutes and the treating begins. . .I have one wrestling fanatic and one army guy. I am into pretty scary costumes around here.

Who's a halloweenie?




October 31, 2007 - Msg 57586: Hmm.. don't know how to make chocolate pralines,but boy,do they sound good! The kind we do down here are sugar & vanilla coated-good stuff! How about some of those?

Thanks,Me-They! Us "troublemakers' have to stick together or the word police might come after us again!Ha! You know,after I got offline the thought crossed my mind that somebody was probably gonna jump all over me for just mentioning that I ALMOST typed two "o's" in the word "bob." Then I told myself I wasn't gonna let it faze me. Not a bit.

Let's go put a voodoo curse on ol' Eddie Haskell- any Leave It To Beaver fans out there? Remember that episode? Anybody have an old ragdoll we can use? We'll fix him good!
possum under a rock

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57587:
Just read the archives, I never meant to leave the impression I wasn't coming back. I did need a bit of a break though. I don't mean to be antag*nistic, I really don't, that's M-T's job (just kidding buddy). Nine times out of ten I'm just goofing around. I love discussing religion and politics and I don't ever recall getting into a shouting match with anyone, in a non-cyber setting. I even kept my cool when a college professor said that the murder of Robert Stethem was not a murder. Stethem was the Navy Diver shot in the back of the head during the hijacking of TWA 847, in 1985. I simply picked up my books and walked out, nearly bit my tongue off but that's all I did. Two other kids did follow me out, that was fun. Anyway, I love coming here and I'll try and do better.

Asa-Great to see ya. Prayers still following you.

Thanks for all the kind thoughts.

M-T At the risk of causing another bru-hah-hah, I will just say that anyone in favor of giving a drivers license to illegals knows not what they speak of.


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57588:
antag*nistic ?? Why the censor? Is there something about this word I don't know.


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57589:
Hey Me-They, I'll have a great "All Hallows Eve" (ha) the Middle English origin of our modern English version of the word. (Darn those former English teachers!)
KY GIRL!!! Glad all is well, was worried about ya. Dont be a stranger.
New neighbor, it's ok, everyone here knows I'm an "oldie but a goodie!" ha Yup, from the era of "big hair and white gloves in the PM" like you see on Aunt Bee. I remember one of my sisters used to press her gloves just so so. We used to have a pop bottle with a cork sprayer to dampen the clothes before ironing! ha
Praying for MW's oldest!
Rev: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth!
Possum: let's substitute pecans in barney's cashew fudge! ha
Y'all have a good day!

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57590:
AUh20-didnt see you there! hey to ya.

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57591:
So who says pe-CAN and who says pe-CAHN?

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57592: Hey MDC and TOM.

AUH2O: Notice I prefaced my comments with "all things relative"...Good to have your 2-cents I say!

TOM: I would have worn my pumpkin shorts but BOO! forgot to wash them


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57593: MDC: pe-CAHN.


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57594: Pe-CAHN for me, and any other pronunciation is downright weird. --Romeena

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57595: Evenin Porch Family:
Think I'll take the kids to the old Remshaw place just about dark. Always was a fun time when Asa scared them silly. BOO! Anyone joining us??
M-T- gotta idea I don't live too far from ya. Grew up in the MD state, and moved north of the border after married. Interesting. pe-CAHN. Yep that's the pronounciation. (At least in our neck of the woods.)
Lighting the pumpkins... be back soon. ~New Neighbor

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57596: Yep, I'm still up. Haven't been to bed after working last night. I had to attend "Safety Day" at the hospital. I now know that in the event I notice a frayed electric cord I should contact Engineering. So good of the hospital to plan this day and require us all to come in, in order to acquire that vital information. I'd never have thought of it on my own. Seriously, I spent an hour up there, and that bit of information was the single most helpful thing they gave us. That, and enough acronyms to make a big pot of alphabet soup. Why must everything be reduced to acronyms these days? Oh well, it's over, and I'm free until a week from Sunday night. Yippeee!

Saw the dermatologist today. Her diagnosis: "I don't have a clue what that is." Pretty much what the other doctor said. Main thing, we know what it isn't. It isn't MRSA, but I already knew that. She thinks it's just some weird hives, possibly from something I ate, and will probably never know what. It's fading, no new ones are appearing, so in a few days I'll just be Romeena again, formerly known as Spotty Romeena. The most confusing thing is that they never itched, and hives usually do.

Well, I'm off. Gotta make a bank run and get a bit of cash. I've got $58 in my wallet - don't think that's going to see me through four days in Fredericksburg. Then again, it might. My plane ticket is paid for, and my youngest son informed me he has prepaid my motel bill. I told him he was worth the entire 55 minutes of labor I spent to get him into this world. We'll eat most meals with one daughter or the other, and when we do eat out, my boys will pick up my check - they always do. If I can exhibit a little restraint and not buy "stuff" in the neat little Main Street shops, I could conceivably come home with my $58 intact. (Never happen.)

This is the first time I've stayed in a motel down there. I usually stay with one kid or the other, but one house is torn up, with a new bedroom being added on. The other is full, as granddaughter is coming up from Port Aransas, and the house is tiny. So, I booked a motel room, and will have my own little retreat when I want it. Both girls set up a howl, but I didn't give in.

One week to Starr! --Romeena

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57597: Well, Merri, I'm sorry about your daughter's wrist. Kids can be so creative in finding ways to injure themselves. Poor little thing!

Really, Dr. P. - jack-o-lanterns originated in Ireland and were carved out of turnips? I think they either had very small jack-o-lanterns, or grew very large turnips. Very interesting!

Has anybody had a Honeycrisp apple yet? I bought four at Central Market on Saturday, and oh my, they are so good! They are well named. I've always loved apples, but that variety just has to be the best I ever ate. Wish my dad could have experienced them.

REV, I'm glad you're home for a while. You deserve some rest, and your sweet lady deserves your company. Rest, and let God restore your strength and your spirit.

OK, this time I'm really gone. --Romeena

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57598:
Well, thank God that ray quit his tricks!! haha
zap.. ouch!
Yall be real careful tonight.
I have heard that folks in PNW say pe-CAN, that's why i was askin'
Prayers for all.

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57599: That's true, MDC, and in certain parts of the country, folks say PE-can. At least that's what my husband's family calls them, and he was from around Kalamazoo. --Romeena

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57600: That's how we say it down here in SC too,Ro. PE-can,with the emphasis on the first syllable. Funny,I didn't know that we talked like Kalamazooers!

By the way,Msg 57578 wasn't me.Not that I'm worried.If Gomer can say boob,then I can too!
possum under a rock

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57601: Don't worry, possum, I don't think the word policeman is around anymore. If he is, he's just lurking, and that's just fine. Lurkers are welcome, so long as they don't suddenly run out from under the porch and bite somebody on the ankle. Our friend Don lurks from time to time, and he's a very fine feller, just not much of a talker.

I've got a load of laundry going, but if anybody needs something washed, you're too late. It just kicked over into the rinse cycle.

House is half-clean, suitcase half-packed, and I'm completely tired. House is going to stay like it is, suitcase will be finished soon, and I'm hitting the ironing board. I bailed out on going out to my son's tonight, just too tired. His wife will be following the kids around with her camera, and I'll be with them all weekend anyway, so I decided to be smart and stay home.

I'll try to stop and rock for a few minutes in the morning, but if I don't make it, you all have a great weekend. Starr comes on Tuesday!

Blessings, all. --Romeena

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57602: Andy: "'It was the very witching time of night, that Icabod, heavy hearted and crestfallen, pursued his travel homeward along the sides of the lofty hlls which rise above Tarytown and which he had traversed so cheerily in the afternoon.'
We better stop now, Opie, they're starting to pile up."

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57603: Ooops, that quote was brought to you by Hazel.

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57604: Trick or treat smell my feet give me something good to eat!..hey brother Rev,auh20,Romeena,horatio,possum,hazel,boo,nw,merri,m-t,sterling,maude,TOM,ray,Asa my buddy mavis,mdc,md,afd and all my porch friends..had no treaters tonight , had candy but heck im 1100 feet off the road ...dont get many!..hope everyone had a great evening..I have just been busy getting things put up for the winter around here...breakfast:..waffle house on Rommena!..TUE will be "Starr Porch Day"!!!..I cant wait Ro!...prayers to all....love ya porch!..SPOT

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57605: Hazel yer a hoot...I watched that ept tonight also!.."whats wrong with frozen TV dinners Barney I like um"...hee hee..."NO YA DONT"..hee hee..bet ya cook a mean Leg-o-lamb?..well no "helen speaking".."barney"..well SURE you do its AFD...gosh im laughing out loud!!...SPOT

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57606:
Hello porch family.

Yep possum....it's pe-can for me too. I guess us SC folks are the only one's that can speak clearly on this porch...hehehe....Oh no, wish I had not said that because now Mom Ro will make me sit in the corner. lol

Spot....brother you working today?

Ro...that's what I'm doing at home...resting in the Lord and enjoying the family. Thanks!
Counting down those days to Starr. You have a great trip and be safe. And that Honeycrisp Apple sound so good.

Tom....M-T in halloween shorts...now that's spooky! haha

Merri W....Praying for your daughter...Get some rest.

auh2o...hey buddy...good to see ya.

Boo...on my way over to watch the Remshaw episode. I'll bring some ice cream and maybe Ro will bring some Honeycrisp Apples.

Well I'm gonna get going. Got a few things to do before bed. Prayers for all the porch family.

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57607: Brother Rev I worked day shift today..off tomorrow and work friday day shift then then the weekend day shift...glad yer home for a few days, tell those daughters the porch says hey!..well think I will vacume [yes vacune]...hee hee back in a second..snack will be peanut butter and crackers...milk...K?..SPOT

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57608:
Hey Spot....didn't mean to rock on you brother. Was wondering where you were at today. I live out in the country so we didn't have any treaters either.
You take care man and see ya at the Waffle House in the morning. Be blessed brother!

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57609: Good Deal brother Rev..you hold the door in the morning for the Ladys ok?..M-T will park cars..I will just make Romeena pay!..gosh some day Rev and Ro and all the southern end of the porch wish our paths could cross!.prayers to all and good night...SPOT

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57610: See ya there, REV.

Romeena, 58$ in Fredricksburg?...like you said, "never happen"...get thee to the bank! I could spend more than that in the Christmas store alone. Love that place..

Well, ended up going to church to find it had been cancelled and I never knew. Some folks met to take the little ones to a fall festival at another church and I ended up staying at the church in case anyone showed up that didn't get the message. I spent the evening playing the church's grand piano (that was nice) and visiting with my buddy, Keith. He is coming up on the one year anniversary of the passing of his beloved Linda so I think it was good for him to have a fried to talk to to. He is doing amazingly well but this week may be tough for him. Thanks to you all for your prayers in his behalf over the last couple of years.

The little fall festival the kids attended seems like it was a nice one. They came home with some candy, wearing plastic crosses and had a gospel tract with them. Erin wanted me to read it to her before bed.

Speaking of bed, mine's calling...goodnight All.


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57611: Well, I think I would qualify as a "friend", not a "fried"...although, that may describe my mental state.


October 31, 2007 - Msg 57612: Night Boo...SPOT

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57613: Gosh there are spook movies on a bunch of channels...aint got to work tomorrow so I guess I will just watch some TV and get skeered!...but I want be late for breakfast!...SPOT

October 31, 2007 - Msg 57614: I have to say I am impressed with our local trick-or-treaters. We use the "honor" system by placing the treats in a large bowl on our porch with a sign that says "help yourself to a couple of treats" so that we may take our youngins out but yet still give out the goods. Every year we have done this, our bowl has still had candy left over. According to our neighbor tonight, we had quite a few revelers around. My mom was shocked that we did this because she said that when she was a kid if anyone dared to do that, the first trick-or-treater would pretty much empty the bowl and considered it good fortune! Maybe kids haven't gotten worse after all! ...Or maybe we just give out cruddy candy. Hmmmmm.

Have a wonderful night everyone! Prayers and blessings for the entire porch.

PEACE. Merri W.

November 01, 2007 - Msg 57615: Hello everyone.

Remember the controversial Westboro Baptist Church group that demonstrates at military funerals? They have been discussed here. Well, they made legal news big time. Check out http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation/story/341730.html and see what you think about this.

from Poor Horatio

November 01, 2007 - Msg 57616: Mornin' :
Poor Horatio- what are you doing up this hour of the mornin'? Thanks for the link, will certainly check that one out! Have a good day. Off to work... ~New Neighbor

November 01, 2007 - Msg 57617: Merri Weather, all I am going to ask is, "Did you give out Bit-O-Honey?"......if so, that might stay in the bowl until judgment day.

Hope Romeena has a great reunion in Fredricksburg...I love that place! That would be a good place for a TAGS reunion someday. STARR is coming on Tuesday? Wow, I didn't realize it was so soon.

I'll check out that site, Poor Horatio. I find that group interesting...just can't quite figure them out.

Better get the day rolling. Coffee's almost gone...


November 01, 2007 - Msg 57618: PH, just read that article on Phelps and his people. Interesting. Did you notice the picture of Imus next to Phelps? I think I have made an important discovery....Phelps is Imus with a wig!


November 01, 2007 - Msg 57619: ..or maybe I should say that Imus is Phelps with a wig...


November 01, 2007 - Msg 57620: Poor Horatio, thanks for that link. What do I think? I think it's high time somebody yanked the leash on that group of hateful, vicious people. I'm glad they published that picture of old Phelps, because in it he looks like exactly what I think he is - a tool of the devil, sent to embarrass Christians and the cause of Christ. Free speech indeed. This is nothing but blatant hate-mongering and harassment, and it's high time somebody stepped on them, very, very hard, like you'd step on a roach. Now, one of these days, I'll tell you what I really think about that group! (heehee)

I'm off to Fredericksburg. Will drop by the porch down there, if I can get to a computer, and have time. Starr on Tuesday! Woohooo!

Blessings, y'all! --Romeena

November 01, 2007 - Msg 57621: Morning all, Lovely day here crisp and cool.
Romeena,I love Honeycrisp apples,we planted 3 apple trees 2 years ago,1 was a Honeycrisp.But I'm afraid we are feeding the deer and our trees are not growing very fast.
Mw Hope the little ones heals quick.
Well, I'm trying to clean my kitchen cupboards,better quit stalling and get back to it. Take care. PEACE Dr P