November 28, 2007 - Msg 58499: Hey TOM and REV--we were all posting the same time! Great minds think alike! MW

November 28, 2007 - Msg 58500: Oh YIPEEEEE! I got to sweep again! I'm going to wax the steps too. I'm funny like that. MW

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58501: Wow MW. The steps have never shined like this before. Good sweep.

Hope and pray you all have a great day.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58502: Hey there, MW, glad you like to sweep.

Asa, how's it going?? Is it real cold in your neck of the woods?

When's Me-They coming back? I'm ready for a good moulage...

Ok, here's another movie quote: "You have chosen not to seek Him in your heart. Therefore, you shall come with me and seek Him in the hearts of men of goodwill."~


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58503: OUCH. I don't know if waxing the steps was really necessary, MW. I don't care much for injuries. They can be very painful.
- Hazel

Little Suzie Who. Who was no more than two.

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58504: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!!


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58505: ...I thought it was Little Cindy Lou Who, though...

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58506:
Morning Porch

Hey Asa & Boo

Tom & Merri W Both got that one.

Boo- Is it Ghost of Christmas Past or Ghost of Christmas Present?

How about this one, it's from one of my favorite Christmas movies, "Santa Claus is gonna take one look at that bird poop and he's gonna head right back up the chimney."


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58507:
Hey Hazel, didn't see ya there.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58508: Well Hazel, at least I didn't do it at the old folk's home! I'll work on buffing some of that wax down for ya.

Good morning everyone! Hope your day is off to a good start. What's the weather like today? AUH20, is it snowing? I'm sorry I don't think I know where you are. But it sounds pretty with all the snow you get!

Already got a nice chuck roast in the crock pot. Going to serve it with baby whole carrots, finger potatoes and shallots. Thought I'd spice things up a bit with some good ingredients. It's such a let down after Thanksgiving to have this wonderful meal fit for a King and then go back to Hamburger Helper and sloppy joe's.

It's off to the laundry room for me! If you hear my dryer clankin', can one of you fine fellows or ladies come in with a wrench? I'd sure appreciate it. It doesn't seem to be responding to my kicks anymore!

RO, how's that sweet little escape artist today? Give her a little squeeze for me--not too hard though. STARR is very delicate!

Have a great day everyone! Love to all---Merri

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58509: Good Morning, everyone.
Yeah, where is Me-They? Did he say anything about going on vacation or something?

Kai and I just watched that "Grinch" last night(the original cartoon, not the remake). I wonder why they never play "The Little Drummer Boy" on tv anymore. That was one of my favorites.

Kai asked me to join her at school today for lunch. What a sweetie!
So sorry, Spot, I won't be over for lunch today. ;) We're having chicken patties, and whatever else they serve with it. Will be kind of nice to have those little cartons of milk again. Remember those?

-Sterling Holobyte

"Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark?
Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights."

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58510: Does anybody know about the quality/completeness of the two different TAGS DVD complete 8-season collections? I read that Paramount was contacted about some DVD issues concerning episodes missing epilogs/shorted versions, missing laugh-tracks, etc... I read that the newer DVD collection has poor DVD container/holder/packaging issues. Has anyone heard if Paramount is providing/replacing with corrected DVDs? Christmas shopping for DVD set for my Dad.

Tom in NC...

To you and yours...

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58511: The Little Drummer Boy is probably too religious or something. Remember when at Easter time they would show Jesus of Nazareth all week, and King of Kings? Now they only show The Ten Commandments. Anyone ever notice that?

Auh2o, I think it is the ghost of Christmas got the movie, alright.

Sterling, that's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (I think it's called)...

Here's another: "Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beatloaf. I hate meatloaf!"~


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58512: Sorry, can't answer your question Tom in NC, but if you keep checking back, someone probably will.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58513: Good almost afternoon everyone. Hope you all are doing well. Sorry I haven't been by too much lately, but thanks for asking about me.

STERLING: ABC Family is broadcasting "The Little Drummer Boy" sometime over the next few weeks--I saw a listing for it. I'll try and find out when for you.

BOO: I reread "To Kill a Mockingbird" over the Thanksgiving holiday. I love that book. Now I want to see the movie again.

Work is depressing today. We are right across the street from a huge old church, which is having a funeral service today for a family today. You may have heard about on the wires. A mom, and her three children (6, 10 & 12, I think) were murdered by her ex-husband in a parking lot where they were exchanging the kids for Thanksgiving. He also shot himself. Anyway, of course this is devastating to the whole community. Mourners have filled up teh parking deck (next door to the church) and the city has closed down one lane of the street out front for service parking. I almost cried this morning watching them unload those four caskets. Keep the rest of the family and our community in your prayers.

I'll try and check back later.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58514: Good morning, everyone! Finished my two night shifts, and am now off until next Tuesday night.

Sorry, Tom in NC, I don't know the answer to your questions, but probably someone around here does.

Big Maude, your suggestion about the baby gate is a good one, except for two things. Starr is so tiny, and she climbs. She would either walk through or climb just about anything I put up. I do think I solved the problem, though, and it was simple. She was still in the bathroom when I got home, because I had folded a piece of cardboard and wedged it between the sliding door and the pocket it slides into. There was enough drag applied by the wedge to keep the door from sliding. As she gets older and finishes her chewing stage, I'll just close her up in the bedroom, which has a regular door that she can't open. That's where the Plum stayed when I was gone. Anyway, Starr was one happy little pup when I got home, and I was pretty glad to see her, too.

Well, think I'll go lie down for a while. It was a long night. Blessings, all! --Romeena

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58515: Rest easy, ROMEENA.

I forgot to mention, AUH2O: Karl Rove ain't on my shopping list. I'm gonna leave it at that.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58516: Sterling - ABC Family will most likely run Little Drummer boy within the next 25 days - they have for every year so far since they started the 25 days of Christmas. There are some really good cartoons (older ones) that they show. On that note, we had a little buckling born last week with really long ears - his name is Nester, after the family movie, Nester - the long eared Christmas donkey - which will also be on ABC Family. Check their website for a schedule - alot of them are on around 6 or 7 at nite.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58517: That would be Randy from "A Christmas Story." That kid cracks me up. Thanks for that quote.

M-T, I'm so very sorry your community is suffering through this. I read the story. It is very tragic.

HM, congratulations on Nester! I have a timer set up for that cartoon too! I can always find religious oriented stuff on ABC Family. There's also a wonderful story about a shepherd boy who gets struck by lightening on a mountain near a convent. The nuns take him in (I think Angela Lansbury is the nun who finds him) and then on Christmas Eve he is granted a divine miracle. If I find the title and listing, I'll post if for everyone.

Back to the washin'. MW

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58518: MW - we love that same one too! Great minds must think alike!


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58519: Sterling - The Little Drummer Boy Dec 13 @ 7:00 on ABC FAmily, Little Drummer Boy II @ 7:30 on ABC Family

MW - it is "The First Christmas" about the little boy who gets struck by lightening.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58520: Thank you HM! I'll keep a look-out for "The First Christmas."

Here's a movie quote: "Isn't it wonderful? I'm going to jail!"


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58521:
Tom in NC- I bought the first five seasons here at this site at "Weaver's Dept Store" and they were all great, very crystal clear, laugh tracks and all epilogues. Special features include some of the original sponsor spots that Andy also did themed with each episode. Ole Ben would be right proud of the good job that Paramont did on them.
I purchased each season individually however, so i dont know if that makes a difference or not.
You can go to this site's home page to get to it or to
In fact, EVERYONE remember Weaver's is what makes the Front Porch possible, so please check there for some of your Christmas shopping!
I appreciate it and good night!
(This was an unsolicited spot for our dear Floyd!)

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58522:
Merri W I live in Western New York in a beautiful small town surrounded by nothing other than other beautiful small towns. I know most people seem to think of NY and imagine NYC but the rest of the state is nothing like NYC. For example, Buffalo is the second largest city in NY and I think it would be the fifth largest in Ohio. I really love it here. It takes about 45 minutes round trip for pizzeria pizza but you get used to it. Refresh my memory, where is your porch.

Me-They I was just putting on my boots to come looking for you.

Boo-Wow, I'm stumped on that one.

MDC-I heading over to Weaver's now maybe I'll see you there.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58523: How very sad for your community, Me-They. Prayers for everyone involved.

MW, that was George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life.

Your little town sounds wonderful, Auh2o.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58524:
For the last few years around this time I have tried to acknowledge everyone that i have met here at this site since i started posting about 5 years ago! In fact, I remember Boo's Erin was called 'baby girl' back then! So here it goes again, please forgive me if I miss anyone! It is somewhat in the order that i met ya, but not exactly:
Thank you for being such good friends, people that I can discuss things with, pray with and pray for, hear about your daily lives, and, for sure, talk about The Andy Griffith Show! You helped me get thru the decline of my mom, and now you help me get thru each day. God bless you all!!! You are all a bird in this world! Thanks!
Mr Darlin's Cuz (MDC) (:
"I've been called everything from Mad Dog to Chopper, but never Tattletale."

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58525:
Hello porch family....Can't stay but a minute. Getting ready to head out to Florida. Probably won't get to check back in till Monday but just know that I'm praying for you all! Well my minute is up.
Remember....Jesus loves you!

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58526: Thanks Me-They and homemaker. You didn't have to go through the trouble of finding out when it was airing, homemaker, but I thank you just the same. That was very nice of you.

Not to start a political moulage or anything... but now that Me-They is back I figured what the heck! ;) But I see there is another Bin Laden tape out, and it got me to thinking. I remember wondering how, in the last days, that ALL nations come against Israel like it says in the Bible, because I figured that the we would never rise up against them because the USA has always been such a good friend to them.
Now I see Bin Laden has another tape out where he is urging Europeon countries to stop aiding the US in Afghanistan. And that's when it hit me. That maybe we don't rise up against Israel directly. But that maybe, after other people get in the White House(like after Bush leaves), our military support and other resources that we give Israel will be diminished and eventually non-existent, maybe initiated by some action Israel takes against another country that the US doesn't approve of. We will just give up supporting them and leave them to the wolves, which would be going against them by not doing anything to help them. Then all h&ll will break loose... literally.
Just something I was thinking about. Well, enjoy the rest of your day. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

Oh, btw Boo, you were correct about my quote.

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58527: Wow, that was so sweet of you to list all the names of the porch folks, MDC. Thanks! It's a pleasure to know ya. I know this porch has meant so much to me for 5 years now. Funny, I was thinking of that very thing not 15 minutes ago. You are all something to be very thankful for!


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58528: HAHA, I know you weren't trying to be funny, Sterling but your last couple of lines sounded so funny to me: "...Then all h#ll will break loose...literally. Just something to think about. Well, enjoy the rest of your day."...uh, I'll try....haha Seriously, though, that is thought provoking and I hope it doesn't come to that now. Nothing really surprises me anymore.

Prayers for REV as he travels to Florida.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58529: I don't know if I helped you out much, MDC, but I know that you helped me out through some hard times, and I really appreciate it. If we are all birds, then you are the grandest of all of them - the bald eagle.
(not making a crack about you being bald or anything - I've seen your pictures and know you're not. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but.... Ok, I'll shut up now) ;)

Seriously though, it's nice seeing all of those names. What a nice list. Thank you for posting that(and remembering all the names). It would be nice to see some of those people who we never see anymore though.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58530: Actually I WAS trying to be funny with that last sentence, Boo. That's what the little "wink";) was for at the end there.

I'll try harder next time. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58531:
Sterling, actually, if you ever saw my "back view", you would see that your description is pretty accurate! My wife calls me a 'comb-over expert!' ha.
Boo- Cecile when thru the waffle iron again yesterday, bless her heart! Make me cringe just thinkin about it! (:
Sterling, that was a classic last line!
BTW, I actually searched the archives for all those names, that's why I hope I didnt miss anyone. But this time i wrote them down.

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58532:
Does BTW mean by the way? Sorry, I only know a few cyber words.

Sterling-I don't think we should support Israel simply because they are Israel. The state of Israel is a secular body just like the United States. I would hope we always have leaders that support what is in our best interests, as a nation. Israel and the US have a special bond I don't believe someone like a Bin Laden could circumvent that. I also think Israel will be supported by Democrats and Republican Presidents as long as it is beneficial to us. Jewish people, in this country, overwhelmingly support the Dems over the GOP.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58533: Sorry Sterling, I thought you hit a wrong key. I never saw a cyber-wink before but I will know it the next time.

Well, MDC, the waffle iron isn't pleasant but I'm glad Cecile gets a yearly check-up. They say early detection is key but sometimes I wonder about the radiation. I started getting the waffle iron at age 38 because of fibroid cysts and if you think of having one every year for the rest of your life, that sounds like alot of radiation, doesn't it? Sometimes you wonder if you're doing the right thing.

I just ate some good homemade vegetable-beef soup that I slow cooked all day, with sweet cornbread. Really good. Wish I could send ya'll some.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58534: Good evenin' just popped in to say hey,need to walk the dogs.Hope you are all doing well.
Take Care PEACE Dr P

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58535: AUH20, you may not believe it but I've been talking to hubby for a couple years now about moving to upstate New York or Massachusetts somewhere. I love New England! And I don't identify it with NYC, though I don't necessarily see that as a negative either. I'm just in love with small, New England towns. I live in Southwest Missouri fairly close to the Arkansas border. The Ozarks, if you will. ROMEENA used to live in the Queen city here back in the 70's. I thought that was pretty darn neat! If it wasn't for my mom, we'd probably be long gone. There's a lot of positive things in this area, but also some negatives, just like with any place I suppose.

I do have one comment about Israel...I support her and have confidence that our country always will. We've had both liberals and conservatives in office and not much changed in the way of our support. However, Israel has not always been so kind to us--they've attacked our ships before and then claimed "we didn't know it was you." Maybe we were spying on them. Maybe not. All I'm saying is that she is loyal to no one and we sure do give that country A LOT of money. I just don't know if it's always appreciated. Perhaps it's just expected now. That's just my opinion. Like I said, I support Israel and am confident that this country will always stand shoulder to shoulder with them.

BOO and MDC, I've always thought that the waffle iron is a cruel way to check things out and if a man had to use that waffle iron to check out certain delicate areas, perhaps there wouldn't be a waffle iron at all. Something a little less, ummmm, flattening. We can put a man on the moon and a robot on Mars but we can't figure out how to do a check-up that doesn't resemble a Medieval torture device. *wink*wink* Let's just say I'm not looking forward to getting my first one. Ugh.

Well, I got taters to peel. I best get back to it. Have a wonderful evening everyone! MW

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58536: Evenin' Family--
Just rockin' by to say a quick Hi and see how everyone is doing.
WELCOME back M-T. Ya just was holdin' out on us so's we'd be askin' about ya... WELL, IT WORKED!! We're gald to have ya back with us. Now, we can get a real moulage going.
Hey there Asa, how ya been?
MDC; That was wonderful brain work. I'm impressed.
Spot, you could try that, but they say ya can't teach an old dog new names.
Gotta run. Have a meeting to attend. ~New Neighbor

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58537: Hi, all. I feel much better after a little sleep. As for the waffle iron, thanks to necessary surgery, that's no longer a problem for me, and believe me, that would be a good definition of the term "blessing in disguise". Also, the waffle iron is being replaced by the MRI these days. My DIL's doctor uses MRIs almost exclusively. She believes them to be more conclusive, and obviously, they're a lot less unpleasant.

Good to see you, Me-They. You have been missed!

Well, I'm off to cook up something for dinner. I'm going to try a new dish, something I tasted at work and it was delish! You fry up several slices of bacon, then shred a head of cabbage and saute' it in the drippings and bacon. Put a lid on, and cook slowly until the cabbage starts to get tender, then pour about 3/4 cup of heavy cream over the whole thing and let it simmer until the cabbage is done. Don't laugh, I tried it, and it's wonderful. I know, I can feel my arteries clogging right now, but it sure is good! Anyway, I'm off to try it. Starr says bless you! --Romeena

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58538: To: auh2o- that quote is from "The Homecoming" which is my favorite Christmas movie. John Boy says it to Mary Ellen when she places a bird nest in their Christmas tree. My favorite line from that movie is the one when Elizabeth tells her Mama that Mary Ellen called them all a "bunch of p#ssants!" Remember?
Y'all have a good night-love to all!
possum under a rock

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58539: Hi All.

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58540: Don't sweat it, MW. The waffle iron isn't so bad. Anyone who has had children won't think there is much to it. Just a bit uncomfortable, that's all. I have shared this before but I will share it again with you. I saw a cartoon on the wall in my doc's office that had a man with his pants down standing, facing a machine which obviously had his privates squashed between two plates. The caption read, "If women ruled the world: The Man-O-Gram". haha

Want to ask you good folks to pray for Zach. He is having a tough time right now dealing with his mom's death. He is thinking about how Christmas used to be and how we all used to go looking at Christmas lights, etc. Right now his life is so stressful. He is making straight A's in school and just made the A team in basketball (also plays baseball), so while he is staying busy, he doesn't have any down time. He also does alot of chores at home. He was crying while talking to me on the phone tonight and it hurts to not be able to help him more. Please pray for him. He is carrying such a load for a 13 year old.

Tonight, when Bruce was out working on the fence, he saw some deer tracks (very unusual around here) and he looked up to see two deer on the property. Looked to be a doe and maybe her fawn. He couldn't believe his eyes. That just doesn't happen around here. About 4 blocks from us, there is 10 fenced acres that were used as a wildlife refuge for years and some of those deer must have gotten out and migrated to our area. Really neat to see and I hope they hang around for awhile.

Better go..


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58541: Yes, auh20, BTW means By the Way. I say that with pride, because that's about the only one I've figured out. I too, am somewhat nave on cyber language. I've figured out what DIL means (daughter in law), and MIL, but what does dh mean? Opiemom was using that one the other day, and I'll be dogged if I know what it means.
Hey, Me They, I'm glad you're back. We missed you. And I know I should know this, but where do you live again? Was it Maryland?
And MDC, thanks for posting that list. My first thought was, oh no, he's going to start crying, and if he starts, I'm a goner.
Romeena, I keep forgetting to ask this but someone mentioned above about baby carrots and it reminded me. Is Starr eating baby carrots yet? Or did you have to start her on strained ones and she'll work her way up to the baby ones? Just curious if she takes after Plum in that respect.
- Hazel

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58542: Hazel,
dh means dear husband, dd dear daughter, ds, dear son, dc dear children.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58543: THE PROVIDING.

God's hands are full of goodness,
His heart is full of grace,
His arms, outstretched with mercy,
As I kneel to seek His face.
His wonders, never ceasing,
His love is ever true,
How thankful to be His child,
Each day, He forgives anew.


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58544: Oh my! I just saw such a goooood Christmas movie. It's called "Silent Night" with Linda Hamilton. It's set during WWII, 1944-Germany. She is a German mother who packs up her last surviving child and moves to the forest into her husband's hunting cabin on Christmas Eve. Not too long after, 3 lost American soldiers show up as one of them are wounded seriously. She takes them in under the condition there are no weapons in her cabin. Soon after, 3 German soldiers show up looking for shelter as the Americans are pushing closer. Eventually they are sharing food, stories and finally friendship. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested and this is actually based upon a real story. If any of you happen to have The Hallmark channel, keep an eye out for it. I'm sure they'll play it again before the season is over. If you don't have it, maybe it would be available at your local library or video store.

HAZEL, I believe that "dh" means "Dear Husband." I could be wrong, but I think that's the lingo. Also, dd means "dear daughter; ds means "dear son" and so forth. Some of it gets pretty involved like ROTFLMAO--I won't post the whole thing but it starts with "rolling on the floor laughing..." The first time I received that in an email, it took me forever to figure it out and plus, it's on the salty side, if you know what I mean!

How wonderful about the deer. Keep a look out BOO, maybe you can snatch a picture or two. Also, how is Mr. Knickers? Is he doing ok?

Anyway, prayers go out to all that need them, especially Zach tonight. PEACE and Blessings to all. MW

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58545: Looks like we're all posting at the same time again! MW

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58546:
possum-You got it. I love that movie also. I do remember that line you mentioned. I think I was about 11 years old when that movie was on TV and I couldn't believe it when I heard it.

Hazel-Thanks. BTW, way back when Romeena had mentioned "my DIL" I thought she was talking about someone named DIL and I couldn't figure out why she capitalized DIL.

Merri W New England is a beautiful region.

OK, I think I got a stumper here, what Christmas movie was this in, "We shared a bowl of sugar, did some shots of brown liquor, played with my shot guns, field-dressed a cat, looked for women."


November 29, 2007 - Msg 58547: Was that "The Santa Clause" with Tim Allen? Great line! I think that his ex-wife's husband asked that. MW

November 29, 2007 - Msg 58548:
Merri W- Nice one! Yep, Tim Allen's character said that to the ex's hubby.

OK, I'll try one more time tonight, with this one, "Guys, I'm eating junk and watching rubbish! You better come out and stop me!"


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58549: Good evening, all. auh2o, I remember that line from "The Homecoming" very well. We were watching it with our children, and when that line was delivered, we all about fell off our chairs. Then to compound the shock, Patricia Neal (the mom) responded to Elizabeth with "Well, ARE you a p#ssant?" Elizabeth answered that she didn't feel like one, and her mom said "Well, don't worry about it, then" or something to that effect. From that day on, when one of the kids would come in tattling about somebody's verbal insult to them, we would ask that question, fully worded, no punches pulled. Every time, a little spine would stiffen, a little jaw would jut out, and the insulted one would march back outside and tell the offender that "Mom said not to worry about what you said!" Amazingly effective. Since the term was never used in our household at any other time, the effect was compounded.

Hazel, I haven't tried Starr on the baby carrots yet. Her little teeth are so tiny, I'm not sure she could chew them up. Her front teeth are just barely visible, not much bigger than a dash (-) on a printed page, and her little fangs are less than a quarter-inch long. Her molars are adequate, but still very small. The kibble she eats is tiny pieces, about the size of a split pea, and she gets 1/4 cup, three times a day, though she usually doesn't eat the mid-day meal. I'm thinking I may wait until her permanent teeth come in, before I introduce the carrots.

Well, it's getting late, and I have to be up early to get Starr to Dr. Mike for her rabies shot in the morning, so guess I'll turn in. Be blessed, everyone! --Romeena

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58550: Morning dears. Good Friday to all. Whew, been a long week ain't it?

Hey auh2o, that second quote is from Home Alone. I always crack up at the old gangster movies Kevin is watching. "Merry Christmas you filthy animal (bang) and a Happy New Year (bang)".

Romeena, it will be interesting to see if Starr will like carrots like the Plum did. Sammy (our first Doxie) would eat anything but he would have sold his soul for a hot dog. He loved hot dogs like there was no tomorrow. Barney on the other hand, although enjoying hotdogs, is nuts about potatoe chips. If he hears the bag opening he comes running and jumping ang carrying on like crazy. He goes nuts over them. Funny to watch.

I'm not to good with the computer lingo stuff either. It has taken me a while to try and figure it out. Homemaker used to end her posts with TTFN and I never knew what that was until just recently. Now she doesn't do it any more. (I thought it was some secret code that meant she was cooking meatballs tonight)

Hey New Neighbor, prayers continue for Meredith. Hope she's feeling better.

Boo, to bad Barney's not close by. I hear he knows deer talk. He can talk to birds so I know he can talk to deer.

I had not heard about the deal that had gone on by you MT. How sad. My prayers to all involved.

Well I best be off to work. They are changing the marquee on the the Grand today. I think I'll go get the businessmans special at the Diner then go watch them change the marquee. I'll make an afternoon of it.


A+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + (not a quote but a clue to a Christmas show)

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58551: That one's from "A Christmas Story" (Ralphie's fantasy about the grade he would receive on his 'theme').

MW, Mr Knickers is going just great, thanks for asking. He hasn't grown one bit so I guess he is fully grown, just a small rabbit. He's pretty smart and gets excited when anyone goes near the refrigerator (kind of like Asa's dog with the chip bag). He is used to getting a carrot or some lettuce when someone opens the frige. Cute little guy! BTW (ha, got to use the abbreviation), I have seen the movie you mentioned a few years ago and it was good.

Thanks for the poem, TOM. Very nice.

Better get Erin up for school.


Another movie quote: "What's the name of the Lone Ranger's nephew's horse?"....Victor, his name is Victor".

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58552: Ro and Hazel, have you seen "A Christmas Story" yet??


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58553: Ha! At the rate we're going they won't have to buy it Boo. We are giving them all the quotes!


(sob) Daddy's gonna kill Ralphie (sob)
No, Daddy's not gonna kill Ralphie!

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58554: When I first got a computer, naturally the first places I visited were Mayberry sites. Well, when people put LOL in their posts, I thought they meant "Lots of Luck!" You know, like Gomer would say, Lots of Luck to You and Yours!. Gradually I realized it meant Laugh out Loud. I told you I was nave!
- Hazel

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58555: "Only one thing could have dragged me away from electric s*x gleaming in the window..."

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58556:
Morning Friends

Hazel-That's funny. When I first saw LOL I thought it meant "lots of laughing."

Asa-I always loved that scene also. I'm laughing now just thinking of it. You had me fooled with that A+++++

Romeena-When we watched that movie with our girls I made sure to pay attention when that scene came up. They were a shocked too, which made me happy. I would hate to think that would be familiar language for them.

Boo- "A Christmas Story"?

Now I think this one will at least slow ya'll down,

"I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness."


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58557:
Msg 58555-You would have to be speaking of the "major award!!"


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58558: Asa - when you get my Christmas gift, you'll know it. . .I marked the box in Italian because it was imported. I am sure you will put it in the front window of your home for all to see and admire. Why - someone might think you won a great prize!


(And it ain't meatballs!)

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58559: I hope you guys are right about our support for Israel. And auh2o, I understand about not supporting them just because they are Israel. I mean, if they started doing something really diabolical, we could not and should not support them in good conscience.

Have any of you seen "A Face In The Crowd", starring our own Andy Griffith. I'm sure someone has.
I was channel surfing last night when I came upon two guys on TCM(I think it was, anyway it was channel 43). One was the host and the other was that guy from Devo who does music for a lot of shows now. Anyway, they were talking about how this role was the exact opposite of Andy Taylor, in that he was a darker character in this movie, so naturally I had to watch it. And it was pretty good. I didn't get to watch the whole thing though, since it was still going at 11pm and I was tired, but I think I just missed the tale-end. When I left he was raving like a lunatic about how people loved him and how he was going to change the world, all to a laugh track provided by his friend from jail.
For those who haven't seen it, Andy plays a hard-drinking, womanizing ne'er-do-well, who charms a woman reporter enough that she does a story about him, and he becomes a television sensation and just gets bigger and bigger, until the inevitable downfall.
A pretty good, interesting movie in all. And nice to see Andy doing a different type character. Though he still does have a lot of country charm and still plays guitar.

Just got our first significant snow last night. Woke up to white ground. I guess raking up those leaves is out of the question now.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58560: I just thought of something...

sorry about the spoilers up there, for those of you who haven't seen the movie. Oops!:)

-Sterling Holobyte

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58561: Good Friday Porch, hope all is well this morning. It was pretty chilly when I left home for work this morning. supposed to be cold all week end I think.

Lunch menu will be: homemade potato soup with bacon and cheese on top. a fresh green salad with
your choice of dressings ( I am trying to take care of our health needs with the salad) cornbread, crutons for the soup/salad. tea, kool aid to drink. For dessert a fresh apple cake. Again, note the "apple" in the cake.. should be almost healthy for us.

We are going to put our tree up this week end and watch the SEC football game on TV. Go VOlS!

Glad you checked on M-T, been wondering about you this week.

Hello to Homemaker, ASA, MW,auh20, Romeena and Starr, Tom, BOO,Mavis, Possum, SPOT and everyone else around here. Everyone have a blessed day.

Big Maude

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58562: Good morning everyone. Itís supposed to get colder here (yes, Maryland, HAZEL) this weekend, and Iíve got plenty of leaves to get raked before we get snow, which could come as early as next week. It probably wonít amount to very much this early, though.

Iíve enjoyed all your Christmas movie quotes. Iím not as ept as most of you at remembering them, but hereís one: ďIf my wife can have a big headache tomorrow surely you can have a little one tonight.Ē

Iíve seen ďA Christmas StoryĒ a few times and found it enjoyable but donít consider it the classic that most people do. My fave ridiculous Christmas flick is ďNational Lampoonís Christmas Vacation.Ē The Mrs. really likes ďWhite Christmas.Ē

STERLING: I've seen "A Face in the Crowd." Andy received great critical acclaim for his portrayal. He is a psycho in it, ain't he? Definitely a mile away from Andy Taylor. It is a good flick for all who haven't seen it. They play it on TCM from time to time.

BOO: Iíve had to wear the same shorts two days in a row. Now what if I was in an accident?

Here's my poor effort at a moulage...I have to ask a question: can you imagine Christians taking to the streets demanding the death penalty for someone who mocked or profaned the name of Christ? Or Jews doing the same if Moses was mocked? I guess I just don't get the Moslems who consider it righteous to take to the streets to demand the execution of the British teacher who allowed her Moslem student to name the class teddy bear Mohammed. These thousands of protesters aren't terrorists or anything, just regular folks. How can they claim they practice a "religion of peace?" Well, there goes.

Thanks for all your prayers. Iíll try and stop back later. Iíve got a pile on my desk this highÖ


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58563: Lunch sounds yummy, MAUDE. Hold me a place in line.


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58564: But, I'll have a soda--I make it a point to never drink the kool aid ;).


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58565: Ok, toss those shorts, Me-they.

I know, I was watching that coverage of the teacher and the teddy bear. Makes me sick at my stomach but at the same time I greatly rejoice in the grace of the One True God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob...the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is full of GRACE and truth! Thank the Lord that we are freed from the demands of the law and serve a loving God. How sad that there are so many religious zealots out there so full of hate.

Auh2o, I don't recoginize the "madness" quote but it sounds familiar.

How about this one: " you out in the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead...??"


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58566: No breaking in line im hungury too...thanks Maudey...SPOT

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58567: Big Maude - I am looking for a good potato soup recipe. . .one that is tried and true. Any suggestions - let me know. No meatball recipes are being accepted at this time!


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58568: Hey, I have question for those of you who do the grocery shopping for your family. Have any of you ever used those on-line printable coupons? I looked at a couple of those sites and you have to install something to be able to print the coupons. What I am wondering is if I do that, will I get all kinds of spam and pop-ups? I am paranoid because not long ago, Bruce logged onto a site to get results of a sports event and it gave my computer a terrible virus, even though we had the stuff that is supposed to prevent it...hope that was understandable. My computer lingo is not so hot.


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58569: Hi Porch gang! BIG MAUDE, lunch sounds scrumpdiliocious! You always cook the best stuff.

M-T, I agree with you wholeheartedly. I'll never understand the things they do and find acceptable in the name of religion. Never in a million years.

BOO, that would be Clark in a "Christmas Vacation." Don't you just love it when Cousin Eddy is outside emptying his RV toilet into the storm sewer?

I just got back from doing a little Christmas shopping at our local Target. As I was getting out of my vehicle, I heard some raised voices and looked over just a few spots away from mine. A man and woman were arguing over a parking space. Apparently one person pulled in front of the other taking the available space. Things started getting heated and I heard some cursing. Mind you, I have my 2 year old with me who could moonlight as a Parrot. She will say anything she hears, especially new words that she doesn't hear at home. Being disgusted that 2 grown adults are fighting over something as trivial as a parking space, I have just had it! I've had it with people being ugly especially during the Holy season. I mean, Gee Whiz, I would bet my life savings (which isn't a lot) on the fact that these folks are respected and probably attend Sunday services. As I was passing them, I stopped and said "Excuse me, but perhaps this is a good time to remind you that Christmas is a celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ. Remember the baby Jesus? (as I swung my arms back in forth in a rocking motion) Then I just went on my merry way. I didn't hear any more comments but that doesn't mean someone didn't have a hand signal or something behind my back. I probably should just keep my mouth shut but I just get sick of the ugliness when people are out shopping for Christmas. I really try to be even nicer, kinder and polite this time of year, because Christmas makes me want to be a better person. It makes me so grateful to know that we were given the best gift we could ever hope for. And I want to honor that gift by trying to be a better person. Whether you are a Christian or not, that's a worthy goal, in my opinion.

Alright, I'll shut up now. I just had to share that with my friends. Better get some lunch going for the Parrot. She eats like a bird but squawks when lunch isn't on time! Have a great day everyone! Love, Merri W.

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58570: I've never used those online coupons, Boo. I know my sister has and she hasn't had any problems with them, or with the sites she gets them from.
But of course she has a Mac and they are supposed to be better when it comes to not getting computer viruses, apparently.
Is what it is asking you to download one of those activex things? I know you have to be careful with those because they can hide unwanted software that gets installed in your computer. I think like mostly adware, but they can also hide viruses from the unscrupulous ones. Maybe you can to a search of the coupon company site. Sometimes if you put in their name on the "search for questions" box on Yahoo Answers, it will bring up someone else who asked a question about them or had a problem with them.

Sorry homemaker, don't know any potato soup recipes, but that sure sounds good right about now.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58571:
Prayers for Zach, for sure. And please pray for my dad as it is his first Christmas without his wife of 64 years!
OK, tomorrow is December 1st!! Time for some Christmas stories. I will tell mine again later for the newer folks!
MW- Yes, as Ro said, MRI is an alternative, and my wife is thinking of doing it next year, maybe even the "open" mri type. But you should also do the checks yourself! That is important also!
DOCTOR P !! I just realized that I forgot you on my list, so sorry!
Anyone like the Little House Christmas Movie?
God bless,
"I thought malloy went to detroit?"

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58572:
Boo-If no one gives that quote a guess, I tell ya in a little while.

Me-They Those "folks" may not be terrorists but I bet some of them are in at least the apprentice stage. Any mob chanting for the death of someone because of the name that was giving to a Teddy Bear don't seem like "just regular folks." To me, they resembled like a bomb looking for a fuse.


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58573:

M-T Sorry, if you can't decipher my unique usage of the English language let me know and I'll send you a translation. (Sometimes I don't even know what I posted.)


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58574: Good day all,just returned from my Mom's,it's her birthday so I went for a visit, took a cake . She's not one to collect alot of nicnacs or a clothes so I stocked her up on useful household products for her gift. Makes shopping easy.
MDC,don't worry about missing me,I really don't stand out in this crowd:)
M-T and Auh2o , the poor teacher,It seems strange that they get so upset over naming a teddy bear(which got it's name from an American president)Mohamad. But they're okay with killing humans with car bombs,ect...
Boo, Berger Miester Miester Berger? Can you tell I have kids?
We're expecting a round of messy weather tomorrow.
I've got a whinning dog who wants to go walk. So have a good weekend,take care and be safe

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58575:
Hi gang, busy weekend coming up for me. Dont forget our troops over this Christmas season. You can go to
and other websites to help out.
My nephew was deployed a couple months ago for his second tour, and he told me that they really appreciate the support! Thank you.
See ya monday.
Get to preachin' (:

November 30, 2007 - Msg 58576: Hey Dr. P. I think you stand out.
In fact I dare'st say you're outstanding. :)


November 30, 2007 - Msg 58577: Good evening, all. Me-They, that was indeed a poor effort at a moulage, because I don't think anyone here would do anything but agree with you. Imagine all that fuss about naming a teddy bear after their prophet. Why is that any worse than naming a bunch of scruffy, snotty-nosed ragamuffins who are terrorists-in-training, after him? You know practically every kid on their streets is named Mohammed. From what I know about that prophet, there could be a lot worse things said about him than that a teddy bear was named after him. I do not understand those people at all. Now we have that poor girl in Saudi Arabia who is about to receive 200 lashes and a jail term because she was found sitting in a car, with a man who was not a relative. Never mind that the ones who found her with the man pulled her from the car and proceeded with a gang rape - six Muslim men, as I understand it. The men are being punished as well, but not nearly so severely as the girl. Seems that raping a woman is not nearly as reprehensible a deed as sitting in a car with a man who is not your relative.

To look at America today, one has to mourn the loss of moral integrity, modesty, and just plain decent behavior. However, we don't beat someone nearly to death with cane rods and then throw them in jail because they had the nerve to be in the presence of an unrelated male without a chaperone. And yes, 200 lashes with that cane could very possibly kill her. It will at the very least leave her bruised, bleeding, and incapacitated for some time, and probably permanently scarred. It's barbaric, and in my opinion (IMHO) it's just as immoral as some of the things they hate about us, if not more so. OK, Me-They, there's my contribution to your moulage.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some grub. Back later! --Romeena