February 26, 2008 - Msg 60528: No Rev not that one.

February 26, 2008 - Msg 60529: Sorry that was me


February 26, 2008 - Msg 60530: I know, Tom, because one of my daughter's is named after him (*hint hint everyone*), but I'll let someone else guess.

Just thought I'd stop by and say "hey". Prayers for all!

February 26, 2008 - Msg 60531: Oh, is it Ronald Reagan, perhaps?

Sterling, I forgot to thank you for you kind words and encouragement the other day. You know the saying in the bible, there is a season for everything. I was recently reminded of some of Paul's writings in which he talks about being able to comfort others in their afflicting because we have gone through things ourselves, and have been comforted by God. I pray I can be a help to those in my life who are suffering.

Well, just when I thought springtime was here, we got a blustery cold front. It was actually hot here yesterday...crazy South Texas weather.

Last night I decided to sit down with Bruce and watch the remake on ABC of "A Raisin In The Sun" (anyone remember that one?). I was ready to scream by the end because they showed commercials every 5 to 8 minutes. I find that so frustrating and not worth it. I know there didn't use to be so many commercials on network channels. It's just plain greed. I am going on another TV strike!

Better get Erin going and then tackle that big pile of laundry.

REV, thanks for the prayers, as always.


February 26, 2008 - Msg 60532: I just wanted to check in with you all - sorry for not reading the archives and not knowing much what is going on.

We had a garage/barn fire last week and it wiped out 7 of my bottle baby goats as well as grasshopper mower and tons of other equipment you would find in there. No one was hurt and we are very lucky that our house did not catch on fire. We were having an ice storm at the time so there was some delay with the fire trucks. It was scary to say the least.

Yesterday morning, my almost 85 year old father fell at his house. He was admitted to ICU with a tennis ball sized lump on his head. After some blood work - he was depleted on calcium, potassium, and sodium - his electrolytes were just all fowled up. He also had had the flu.

Okay - - that is my update. I am exhausted. I am usually a very upbeat, opinionated, sassy type - right now, I am just taking it hour by hour.

Thanks for prayers in advance.


February 26, 2008 - Msg 60533: I was kind of cryptic about dad - he will recover with a couple of black eyes. Sorry - just really out of it!


February 26, 2008 - Msg 60534: So very sorry for your hardships, Homemaker. You hang in there and just know it will get better in time (trials can't keep a "sassy" girl down for long!). We are here for you. Prayers for you and your family.


February 26, 2008 - Msg 60535: HM.. prayers for you and your family
Its raining here in western N.C.,but we need it to catch up on what we were behind on last year .
SPOT , MDC,...I had to work Monday and missed the race ,heard it was somewhat boring though

February 26, 2008 - Msg 60536: That right BOO


February 26, 2008 - Msg 60537:
Prayers for homemaker and her family and those poor little goats. May the lord be with your dad for comeplete recovery and with you all with the burnt out barn.
TOM- that was very interesting, thanks for that insight.
MD, i missed the race due to the rain delay, but from what rev said, it wasnt too bad.
AFD, good to see ya, bet the kids keep you busy.
Prayers continue for all the porch,

February 26, 2008 - Msg 60538: top of the morning porchsters. i'm at work and had a moment and wanted you to know your in my thoughts and prayers. homemaker sorry to hear of your troubles, my prayers are with you. mdc- got your card and thank you for it. well got to run- i hope someones cooking supper. ole bear

February 26, 2008 - Msg 60539: Thanks for the email, Romeena. It was very sweet!


February 26, 2008 - Msg 60540: Homemaker,you and yours are in my prayers.Sorry to hear of your troubles.Thank God the fire didn't wipe out your home.Hang in there,friend.

Hey Pappa Bear!

Gotta run-love to all!
possum under a rock

February 26, 2008 - Msg 60541: Just a quick note to say my weekend with my mom and sister went well. I'm glad I went and was able to spend some time with them and be a little assistance to my sister. My mom is doing well, but she has a long way to go. She was bumped up to real food today, so she was happy. Physically her body needs to learn control again. So there have been lots of "accidents" I 'm thankful my sister is there to help her. NO word on when she'll be released to go home.

Thanks for your prayers. Praying for you BOo and Homemaker.


February 26, 2008 - Msg 60542: Oh, my goodness, homemaker. I'm so sorry to hear about the fire, and losing the poor little goats. That's so sad. Poor things, I hope the smoke got them before the fire did. I'm sorry about your dad, but very thankful that it wasn't worse than it was, and he will recover.

Boo, we're getting some of that cold weather up here, too. It's 52 right now, a bit chilly when it has been 78-80 for the past couple of days. Supposed to get to 30 tonight. Sure is pretty right now, though. Cool, but a jacket is just almost enough. It's a bit cool to just walk around outside, but if one was working, it would be fine. The sun is bright, sky is a beautiful blue, no clouds, and my flowers are just beautiful. I may get a couple of pictures later.

The wild creatures in the yard have been so interesting lately. There are squirrels everywhere, busy little things, and I just love to watch them. Red wing blackbirds are migrating through right now, and they're so pretty. I mentioned the mockingbirds and cardinals, and there are bluejays amd doves, some robins, house finches, wrens, and of course the ever-present sparrows and starlings. A gang of very noisy crows comes through every day or so, their "caw, caw" cries can be heard for blocks. A hawk patrols the area frequently, and believe me, no way will little Starr be on the ground out there. She will be in my arms, or in the house. I haven't seen the possum or the raccoon lately, but I know they're there, because I see where they have dug for grubs at night, and corn left on the feeding station at night will be gone in the morning. All of this in the middle of town! Isn't nature wonderful?

Well, Starr is ready for her nap, so guess I'd better accommodate her. Naps are good! --Romeena

February 26, 2008 - Msg 60543: I just took a few pictures and put them in the album. There are six, I think, and they're at the end of the "Yard and Wildlife" folder. They start with the two pictures of some amaryllis that are blooming in my sunroom right now, and then there are four more. The biggest amaryllis, the light-colored one with the red veining, is about eight inches across. Just gorgeous! --Romeena

February 26, 2008 - Msg 60544: I heat this cold weather,

February 26, 2008 - Msg 60545:
Ro...thanks for the recipe. I'll pass it along to Mrs.Rev
I'll have to check out the new pics in the photo album.

Homemaker....Bless your heart. I'm so sorry to hear about the fire and your loss. Prayers for you and Family.

Tom...that was a good one. I sure didn't know that.

Opiemom.....so glad things are better. Still praying.

It's cold and windy here tonight. Supose to get in the mid 20's. It's been in the 70's. Big change in one day.

You all have a great nights rest. Stay warm but most of all, stay close to Jesus. Prayers for all the porch family.

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60546: Homemaker...I hate it that you've had such a rough time. The old cliche works here..."could have been worse". (But it sure could have been better to... huh?)

Where is ASA???

Spot, what's cookin'?

Ro, can you give me that address to your photo album once again?

Rev....20 degrees? Where do you live? Actually, it's in the 20's here right now, too.

Guess I'll turn on a Andy and get me some sleep!

Blessings to one and all.


February 27, 2008 - Msg 60547: Pretty flowers, Romeena. I can't wait to see some flowers in my yard. Still got snow on the ground here.
- Hazel

"Welcome Sweet Springtime We Greet Thee in Song..."

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60548: Ha, I love tht episode, Hazel!!

Well, have lots to do today and have to take mom to an eye doctor appointment so you probably won't see much of me today. Wanted to stop in and say good morning, though, while having my coffee.

Have to go pry Erin off the couch and make her get ready for school!


February 27, 2008 - Msg 60549: Good morning everyone. I only have a minute today. I was out sick yesterday (feeling a lot better today though not 100%) and niow have a mountain to shovel off my desk. I'll try to stop back later if I can.

REV: You crack me up!

HM: So sorry for your loss. You have my prayers and hallelujahs that no one was hurt.

Hey, BOO!

"You do feel good when you work don'tcha?"
"Uh-huh...good and tired."

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60550: Hey right back at'cha, ME-THEY. Don't work too hard.


February 27, 2008 - Msg 60551: Hope things are going better for you, Homemaker. Sorry for your loss and troubles.

Opiemom, glad things went ok, and hope they continue to go well.

Goodness, Romeena, it sounds like you live in a Walt Disney cartoon movie; all those critters! ;)
It's great that you can enjoy all that. We used to live in an apartment building where deer would walk not 10 feet from our front door(we were facing a field). We don't have any deer coming up to our door where we live now, but we do have a squirrel, whom Kai named "Sammy", who lives in one of these trees in our yard. We have a corn-cob holder set up for him that he feeds on. What else do you think we could feed him, Romeena?
Other than Sammy, we have a tree(don't know what kind) in the front yard that birds are always swarming over and eating the berries. I've seen Cardinals and even Robins on that tree. Mainly there are some birds always there, but I don't know what kind they are. They are kind of black but they are smaller than our regular blackbirds we have around here.

Kind of nervous as Kai has her heart appointment this Friday, so this is always a nerve-wracking week leading up to it. Prayers appreciated that it will not be eventful. I am hoping it will be better, but I will settle for no change in her condition.

Oh, I am kind of disappointed because my manager informed me that I can't take every Sunday off as I had requested. I had wanted to work every Saturday instead of Sunday so that I would be able to go to church, especially since my wife wasn't that enthused about going to that church anyway(I talked about that). But she hasn't said anything about not going, or about taking Kai to another church - in fact, she said she needed a new dress for church - so hopefully she'll keep going and taking Kai, even if I am not there.

-Sterling Holobyte

-Sterling Holobyte

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60552: I guess that sounds like we feed the squirrel empty corn cobs. But no, they actually have corn on them. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60553: Here's another edit.

First off, don't know how two of my names came up like that.

Secondly, it sounds from my original post like I work every Sunday and will never be able to go to the church again. But, my boss said I would work every third Sunday. Which is better, but I think I still need to find a job where I can go every Sunday.

-Sterling Holobyte

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60554: ROMEENA: Your yard is beautiful.

Did you happen to take a good look at the second to the last pic? If you look in the lower right hand area, it really looks as if you had a repitilan visitor to your pond. Or is that a hose?


February 27, 2008 - Msg 60555: Prayers for your situation, STERLING. I'm in a similar boat as far as working on some Sundays, though I can still squeeze church in in the morning.


February 27, 2008 - Msg 60556: Hello Porch Family:
Been a while since I've had a chance to sit on the porch for a spell. We've been getting ready for the oldest daughter's wedding this Friday. Such Exciting times around here. Hey Asa, Courtneys' headed down the aisle... are ya gonna keep that promise and sing? :) Best be getting back to the cake baking... Prayers for all and I sure missed everyone. ~New Neighbor

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60557: Who would like some snow?


February 27, 2008 - Msg 60558: Good morning, all. Me-They, the "reptilian visitor" is a rubber snake, intended to keep the birds off the fountain rock. They get up there to drink, and poop in the water, which contributes greatly to the overgrowth of algae. So, I got the snake. I drape him over the rock, near the bubbling water, and he looks very scary to me. The birds, however, perch on the rock, pick him up with one claw and toss him aside. So much for the snake. He doesn't fool anyone but people. I'm glad you like the yard. It will be much prettier in a couple of months. The flowerbed by the pond in the pictures is about the cream of the crop right now. If it weren't for pansies, there wouldn't be much going on.

Chuck, you can get to the album at romeena dot my photo album dot com. You know how to put it together. Once there, click on the album covers to see the contents. Once into an album, you will find thumbnail pictures. Click on a thumbnail, and it will enlarge for you. In the "Porchsters" album, there are several sub-albums - don't overlook them.

Sterling, if you want to have some fun, attach a couple of eyebolts (with pointy screw-type ends)to a short piece of bungee cord. Then screw the bolts into the ends of a couple of those ears of dried corn, and hang them about two feet off the ground. You may need to attach wire to the other end of the bungee, depending on how high up your attachment point is. Anyway, the squirrels will sit there and eye that corn, and finally jump for it. When they grab the corn, they'll bounce and swing because of the bungee, and it's just hilarious!

I have a "feeding station" just outside my window, about twelve feet out. There's a flagstone area about 3'x6', with a birdbath sitting on one end. I have a wooden tray feeder that sits on the ground nearby. I put peanuts, whole kernel dried corn, sunflower seeds, crumbled bread or crackers, bits of fruit in the tray. Cracked corn goes on the flagstones for the doves - they love it. There's a seed feeder hanging above another small flagstoned area, and the corn bungee hangs from it. Birds and squirrels both use the little feeder, and yes, they knock seed to the ground, but it lands on the stones and the ground-feeding birds are waiting. Some goes into the grass and sprouts, but the next mowing takes care of it. There's something for everyone out there. There are four birdbaths, besides the fountain and pond, so no one goes thirsty. They're all different heights. One is very low, sits just beneath my window, with a flat boulder next to it. The squirrels enjoy that one. They perch on the boulder and drink from the birdbath. I love it!

It's a constant show out there, always something coming in to eat or drink. I think I have the most fun with the remote to my sprinklers, though, because I can nail marauding cats with that, and send them home wetter and hopefully wiser. It doesn't hurt them - I'd never do that - but it sure does irritate them! (heehee)

Well, guess I need to see about some lunch myself. Have a great day, everyone. --Romeena

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60559: Sorry, Chuck, I wasn't very bold up there. Just forgot, I guess. Also, there are actually six birdbaths. I forgot the one in the front yard, and the one in the rose island. I love birdbaths, and they each have a history. The big one, on the feeding station, was in the yard of a house we bought in Springfield, Mo, in 1971. When we moved back to San Antonio in 1973, we moved it with us, and then brought it here in 1974. It's battered and worn, but I love it. It's the typical three seahorses with a big dish balanced on their heads. One of the seahorses has popped his belly off, and the rebar is exposed, but I don't care. It has character. Two others were given to me by a neighbor who decided he didn't want them. A fourth was my mom's, and I brought it here when we closed out their house. A fifth - very old and weathered - was left at my rent house and I commandeered it. The sixth, the low one by my window, I bought and decorated it myself with colored stones. I like it. So, out of all six, I only actually bought one.

Be blessed! --Romeena

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60560: Well gang im still here...we had storms blow through here and my net has been down at home for 3 days...im at work now...let me get settled in and will be right back....SPOT

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60561:
Hi new neighbor, good to see you. Will be praying about the wedding and all goes well.
Sterling- prayers your way also. Some churches have a Sunday evening service. Maybe you could do that once a month.
Hey Chuck, something you mentioned got me to thinking of expressing this: About three or four times a week i have a hard time falling asleep, and we even have a sleep number bed. I think i have tried every setting. Anyway, I can toss and turn or i can go to the living room, pop in a TAGS dvd, curl up on the couch, and within minutes I am fast to sleep. Last night I put on "Andy on Trial" and i only remember up to the part where Andy is talking to Mr Jackson in his office.
The last thing i recall is Andy accepting a cigar "for my deputy." and Z-z-z-z-z.
Well, you all have a good day!
Tom, think H-O-T!! ha

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60562:
Spot, I heard that you swished your tail over the control panel and sent Florida into the middle ages! ha Glad everyone is OK from both situations!

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60563: M D C - Im going to send all this snow to you .
Im sick of looking at it all. snow snow go away


February 27, 2008 - Msg 60564: Gosh, it's hard to realize that Tom and many others of you are looking at snow, and I'm looking at sunshine, flowers and butterflies. Wonder what causes that? --Romeena

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60565: MDC yea sombody pushed the wrong button in Fla for sure!..we had a mess here yesterday...18 broke poles to change out and about 7000 out at one point but all is back on now..jnust repairs being made to homes and we are getting them hooked back up....hey Ro,Tom,brother Rev,hazel.possum,auh20,CHUCK,sterling,M-T and all...Big Maude whup up some slaw and I will grill some burgers with swiss cheese and baked beans....kool-aid....SPOT

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60566: Yea, it's sunshine and butterflies now, but in another couple of months it will feel like Death Valley around here (but with high humidity). In the meanwhile, you can send me some of that snow, TOM. I would dearly love it.

I enjoyed hearing about your yard, Ro. I can just imagine that fat cat from nextdoor sauntering into your yard looking for a snack, when POW, on come the sprinklers! Bet that is really something funny to see. Wish you could get a picture of it for the photo album....or a video..bet you could get on America's Funniest Videos.

Gotta run..


February 27, 2008 - Msg 60567:
"Otis, Otis Campbell, this is your conscience speaking... where is the still ?"

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60568: Well I would still take Florida, gonna be 10 to 20 below in upstate NY with the windchill tonite. Love this website just found it and I love the show.

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60569: Spot.....You should change your name to Mr. McBeeVee. Talking about repairing the poles and lines just reminded me of that episode.
MDC: I've done that for years. Nearly always Andy...sometimes Columbo or MASH, though.
Ro, thanks for the link..... I'll have to go when I get done tonight.
Rev Amen to you
Tom, I'll take about 5 or 6 inches of that snow if you want to send it my way. I haven't seen a "good" snow in years.
Boo, Sterling, Me They...Blessings to one and all!
Gomer says "Hey"!


February 27, 2008 - Msg 60570: CHUCK- you can have all this snow.


February 27, 2008 - Msg 60571: Snack time during Idol break!..capt. crunch and mayfield whole milk!...still busy here at work but getting caught up...here all night so I will be checking in...SPOT

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60572:
Hello porch family....Hope you all had a Jesus filled day.

Chuck....I'm in SC. About 35 mile northwest of Columbia. 22 here tonight....cold! I forget where you at?

Sterling....prayers for Kai. Keep us posted.

Hey Spot....good to see ya back brother. Glad you got things fixed up.

Welcome Gary to our porch family.....so glad you stopped by. Just grab you a rocker and sit a spell. We talk about TAGS, our families, our faith and just about anything that you would talk about to your family and friends. That's what we are around here.

Tom....it don't look like you can give your snow away buddy. Stay warm. Maybe it will be out of there before long.

Well I've got to get some things done before it gets too late so I better get going. You all have a blessed night and keep Jesus first in your life. Remember HE loves you!
Prayers for all the porch family.

February 27, 2008 - Msg 60573: Does anyone besides me like jigsaw puzzles? I've always enjoyed them, and lo and behold, there are online jigsaw puzzles. Go to jigzone.com, and you'll find them there. Anything from a little 6-piece cut to a 247 piece brainbuster. You choose the picture, then you choose the cut. It's fun!

Welcome, Gary. If you choose to stay around, and we hope you do, you might want to choose a Mayberry name. Just skim through the archives and see some of the names we use, to give you an idea of what we use. By general agreement, the names of Andy, Aunt Bee, Opie and Barney are not used, but just about anything else is fair game. Many have already been used, but if you happen to choose one that we know is taken, we'll kindly let you know and you can make another choice. Some of our names are personal concoctions, and that's okay too. --Romeena

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60574: O K here we go what three trivia from 80.
1)What was the date of black monday in 1987?

(2) Who was Hulk Hogans tag team partner in the first wresthlemania?

(3)Who shot J.R?


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60575: Breakfast menu: scrambled eggs with cheese,grits,thick sliced jimmy dean bacon,bisquits and gravy,hashbrowns,oj,coffee,milk and a tear from my roll of paper towels...COLD here in Ga. 24 degrees and wind..will have 2 cups of that warm coffee!....Tom you and Rev set the table,Romeena will you serve?....SPOT

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60576: GARY...I didn't see you slip in. Watch your foot, I'm gonna rock forward. I'm glad to meet another Andy Griffith Show fan. Don't be a stranger.

Rev, I'm 15 mins south of Fort Smith, AR. Or...2 hours northwest of Hot Springs.

Tom.. I'll take the snow, only it HAS to be gone by this weekend, with highs in the low 80's. I wanna ride my bike.

SPOT...My stomach is growling!


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60577: Mornin' Y'all! Sterling,prayers for Kai.I've been there,worrying about kids and heart ailments. Try to stay positive! Keep us posted.

Welcome to Gary! Hope you'll stick around.The Porch is a great place to be!

Tom,I know who shot J.R.- it was Kristin,portrayed by Bing Crosby's daughter,Mary.Do I get a prize?! Snow,perhaps? I'll take some!

Coffee is brewing,Krispy Kremes are on the Porch table-enjoy!
possum under a rock

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60578: Yes, Prayers for Kai. Please let us know what the report shows as soon as you can.

"Hey" to Gary. Don't be a stranger.

I couldn't answer any of those questions, TOM. How about some that are little easier for the weak-minded like myself?

Should be a wonderful day here today. Highs in the mid-seventies and clear. I should just blow off the housework and do something outdoors...Sean has schoolwork, though, which should tie us up for awhile. He has been going through a difficult time again but it has never been as bad as it used to be. He did break down and cry over his spelling the other day and a few minutes later I happened to catch an interview with Henry Winkler (Fonzie), talking about how he was a dyslexic child and in the bottom 3% in his class. He talked about what it felt like to want to do well and have such struggles, never quite able to keep up with the other kids, and what it does to a child's self-esteem. He recently wrote a book about the subject (which he never dreamed he would do) and I think he travels and speaks to kids with dyslexia. Anyway, Sean is kind of hard to figure out because he is reading well, better than most kids his age, but he hates to read because he says it's "hard", and his spelling is a huge struggle and he seems very forgettful of certain things. It's like he can't retain certain information, especially spelling. Trying to help a child with these kinds of problems is a challenge everyday, I'll tell you. Thank you again for all of your prayers for us over the years. They have certainly been felt~

Better get Erin moving in the right direction.


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60579: Good day. just a little cold and more snow,
Chuck here is a little snow for you.
Possum that right Kristin did shot J R., so here some snow for you.

Boo this one for you,


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60580: Good morning, all. Tom, you're up early, feeling all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning, with all your trivia questions. I'm not going to answer, because I wouldn't know what to do with all that snow. (Actually, it's because I don't know the answers, but don't tell anyone.)

Boo, did Sean get to see Henry Winkler's interview? It might help him to see that he's not alone, and that it's possible to come out on the other side and be very successful. Was it on a channel where it's likely that they'll run it again?

Well, gotta run. Starr wants some attention, the spoiled little thing. --Romeena

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60581: Sorry, TOM, don't know the answer to that one either. I think it was 2 season's worth, but don't know how many that is.

Ro, Sean caught a few minutes of the end of the interview, but I filled him in on who Winkler was, etc. It was actually on Oprah's show, so I guess there is chance of a repeat in the summer.

Well, got to get that meatloaf ready for the crock pot.


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60582: Well, I did a search and it turns out that Winkler has written/writes a series of children's books called: "Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever". They are about the "struggles and triumphs of a resourceful elementary student who deals with the challenges that come with dyslexia". The books are based on Winkler's own experiences with dyslexia. Sounds like something I should check out for Sean.


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60583:
Good morning honeys and dears.
Welcome Gary.
I always think of Gary Indiana when i heard that name.
Tom, I think it was in September (for #1)
Boo, prayers for Sean for sure.
Have you read the printout on his RX side effects, just to see if any of his difficulties reflect any of them? Just another thought.
Hope you all have a good day.

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60584: M D C -NO THAT NOT IT.
Look like I git us all good


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60585: YOU ALL HAVE TO MONDAY TO COME UP WHAT THE ANS.


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60586: TOM, There were 90 color episodes (seasons 6, 7 and 8)


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60587: Good afternoon everyone.

MDC: Well, I always think of "The Music Man" when I hear Gary, Indiana. Now that'll be stuck in your head all day.

Welcome, Gary!

BOO: Sorry to hear that. But maybe the Fonz can help. He is pretty cool.

Back to work...


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60588: Gary, Indiana, Gary Indiana, Gary, Indiana, Let me thay it once again, Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, that's the town than knew me when,

I would go on, but I'm trying to get that song out of my head. Having had 3 kids in The Music Man last fall there is nary a day goes by without a song being sung around here. I think I'm stuck with them until the next musical.

Now I'll go,

"Oh, there's nothing halfway about the Iowa way to treat you, if we treat you, which we may not do at all"


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60589: Tom - Mr. T was Hulk's first tag-team partner against Rowdy Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff. I live for wrestling!


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60590: That right HM MR T WAS HULK TAG TEAM PART AND WHAT WAS A GOOD WRETLING TOO.
OPIEMOM no that not right it way up there.


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60591: Tom - are you a John Cena fan or a Randy "Crybaby" Orton fan? My kids are allowed to watch some of the wrestling -some of it is too risque for them. We like Cena and the De-Generation X.


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60592: Question #1 - October 19 (?)

Okay - Tom - what are the next trivia questions?


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60593: Tom...Thanks for the snow, but it's gone already. I'm walking outside barefoot....63 degrees here.

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60594: One more to go.
So how many coloer one .


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60595: One more to go.
So how many coloer one .


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60596: By the way, did you all know that Daylight Savings time begins on March 9th this year?


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60597: Fun with squirrels, eh Romeena?! ;)

Friends, I have a prayer request, if you would. I just got home from driving my wife and her sister to the airport in Minneapolis.
There is something odd going on with her dad over in Hawaii. They hadn't heard from him in a while, and after they finally did, separately, they both said he was not himself, and he was rambling rather incoherently. My wife had tears in her eyes after she talked to him because she knew he wasn't acting like himself.
What is weird is that he had just met a woman a couple months ago, and they started dating, and she moved in, apparently. There was some question her and her sister were talking about - and we don't want to think this but you have to look at all angles - that maybe she was drugging him for his money. I cautioned that you can't condemn her without knowing, and stated that you would think she would marry him before she would do something like that, if indeed she did. We also contemplated that maybe he had a stroke and just didn't want to tell them.
Well, when I got home from work yesterday, my wife was even more distressed than before because she had just heard that he did marry her, the day before. Being that he was incoherent when they spoke to him, apparently on the day he got married, proves he was not in his right frame of mind. So why would she marry him? He is not lacking for money, and that's one of the theories. Even if he had a stroke, he still wasn't in his right mind to get married.
So my wife and her sister, along with their brother coming from Indiana, are all flying over there to try and sort it out.
Another theory put forth is that he really didn't get married, but that the woman is a live-in hospice nurse or something because he knew he was going downhill and didn't want the kids to worry. He is like that.

So, needless to say, I will be bringing Kai to her appointment tomorrow by myself. Thanks to you all for the well-wishes and prayers for her. And thanks in advance for the prayers for my wife's family.

-Sterling Holobyte

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60598: Tom, Where are you getting your number. Seasons 6, 7, and 8 are the only color seasons. There were 30 episodes in each season for a total of 90 color episodes. See www dot andygriffithshow dot net and click on the episode guide link.


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60599: SORRY FOR THAT . IT WAS TO READ.



February 28, 2008 - Msg 60600: That's ok. THere were 249 episodes of THe Andy Griffith Show


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60601:
Sterling, you bet you have my prayers bro.
That is a very scary situation. I am glad that they have the wherewithall to go check it out ansd see what's going on. hang in there friend.
Tom- thanks for the trivia questions.
APB for poor horatio, Maude, Dixie, ASA and others

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60602: Hey gang...CHUCK,ro,boo,opiemom,Tom,Rev,sterling,maude,possum,hazel,hm,m-t,auh20 and all..prayers..at work till 6 am,will be checking in regular..SUPPER TIME:..grilled ribeye steaks,baked taters with butter and sour cream and bacon bits and chives..salad with ranch dressing,apple cobbler...will someone bring some tea!?...SPOT

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60603: My goodness, Sterling! Sounds like your wife and her siblings have got their hands full. I'm glad there's a brother to go with the women, because it could become a situation that will need a man's hand. The dad could be difficult to handle, or the woman could get confrontational. Either way, the presence of a man could be helpful. If the marriage story persists, I'd insist on seeing verifying documents, and if the woman has them, then I'd be talking to a lawyer about the possibility of annulment on grounds of his incompetency, if indeed he is not competent. It will be difficult to make any plans until they get there and make a cool asessment of the situation.

Well, time to go cuddle little Starr. Rotten little puppy. --Romeena

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60604: Make that "assessment". Good grief. --Romeena

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60605: Three color seasons? Wow, I thought there were only 2. How many years did the show run in all?

Prayers for your family, Sterling. Hope all works out for the best.


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60606: SPOT...I've got the tea and will also bring
Texas Toast to go with that.

Sterling...Sounds serious. Please keep us updated.

Opiemom.....Does TAGS ever tell what happened to Opie's mom? I've just always assumed Andy was a widower.

Ro...good catch on assessment!

10-4 over and out.

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60607: MDC, are you still using TAGS for a sleep aid?

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60608: Boo, Andy was 8 seasons and according to Andy it never fell out of the top 10 in ratings, and has never left from airing on television.
First 5 years were black and white. Seasons 6, 7, and 8 were color and Barneyless. :-(

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60609:

Just stopping in for a quick "hey."

homemaker, sorry to hear about your dad. Hope all is well by now. Also so sorry about those sweet baby goats.

SPOT, you are my favorite cook ever! Love the sour cream, bacon bits and chives. I've been cooking up a storm lately, mainly homemade cream of mushroom soup (secret ingredient isn't oregano.. noo... it's Pioneer Country Gravy mix. Told to me by a caterer years ago, and it works). I've also been experimenting with various breads -- I've been adding freshly grated cheeses (parmesan, asiago, etc.) to the breads. My my.. so good with soup and pasta.

Boo, wishing you and the kids all the best. You're a great mom.

Sterling, can't you get Sundays off for religious reasons? Seems only fair. Prayers for you and giving thanks for the wonderful influence you're having on Kai's life.

Romeena, my mom and stepdad use those rubber snakes, too. Seems to work.

Sorry no catchee upee... gotta run. Dinner on the stove and a thousand things to do. Love y'all!


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60610: Well hello Des!...and thanks..I love anything with mushrooms in it!..born,raised and living in the country we love mushrooms,peppers and onions on steaks just about every time..CHUCK some of the color eps are pretty good but just not the same..well still here at work and caught up not,feet up,a little TV and a good night sleep...well not the sleep here at work [ha ha]..will just read a good magazine!..[not Barneys girley one}...ha ha...well back in a bit with a snack....SPOT

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60611:

SPOT, Mushrooms, onions & peppers... you got it, bro! Add any type of meat to that and you've got a party. :-)


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60612: MDC, that's yet another thing we have in common, using TAGS as a sleep aid. Many's the night I can't sleep, and toss and turn. But if I get up and put in a TAGS DVD, well, I'm usually lolled to sleep within minutes. It has a comforting effect on me. Did I tell you guys what my hubby got me for Christmas? A portable DVD player. Now, I did not ask for that as a present, nor did I even think I would use one. But he somehow thought I might like it, and boy, do I ever use it. Before, if I couldn't sleep, I would get up and go out to the family room to watch my TAGS. Now, I can just keep my portable beside my bed and whip in a DVD and poof, I've got TAGS. Oh, the wonders of modern technology.
- Hazel

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60613:
Hello porch family...still cold here today. Warming up for the weekend though.

Sterling....you bet I am praying! Keep us posted.

DES....good to see ya back.

Boo...still praying for Sean.

Tom.... I didn't know any of those buddy. You keep giving us all these test we gonna change your name to Miss Crump.....hehe

Spot....I'll take mine medium well brother. That sounds good about now. I can smell the grill.

You all have a blessed night. Prayers for all the porch family and before you go to bed be sure place some WORD in your heart. Then when you wake up in the morning, give it away.
Jesus loves you!

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60614: Chuck, regarding Opie's mom in either Episode 1 or the Danny Thomas episode that introduces us to Mayberry it is mentioned that Opie's mom died. It doesn't say when or how. So yes, Andy is a widower.


February 28, 2008 - Msg 60615:
Hello Hazel...didn't see ya there.
I almost got one of those portable DVD player myself. Still may get one.
You take care

February 28, 2008 - Msg 60616: Rev not long ago I got one of thoes fangled portable DVD players and its great..9 in screen but you can take it traveling and plug it in motel room tv"s...and I can carry it from room to room doing chores around the house...it has a case and I can keep 8 or 10 movies it it..I like to hit the dollar store and get the OLD black in white movies...its GREAT camping too..on the boat its the cats..just anchor off and throw a movie in and pop it open on the dash..well enough of that...snickers and milk...watching a pretty good movie on SciFi...called Fire in the sky...james garner....hey hazel and opiemom...SPOT

February 29, 2008 - Msg 60617: Hey, Dež, long time, no see. Come more often. I'm glad the rubber snake works for your folks, but it sure doesn't work around here. The birds just laugh at him and throw him in the pond. Sort of reminds me of the wooden owl they put up at our local library to keep the pigeons from hanging out around the door and messing up the place. Ha! They just perched on his head, and decorated him, too! Eventually, you couldn't even tell what he was supposed to be, he was so covered with poo. Too funny!

Hazel, here's a "modern technology" story. A few weeks ago, my son and his wife were down in Fredericksburg visiting my two daughters, and one daughter made them some pulled pork. That's a fairly new dish in these parts, but folks really like it. Anyway, after they got home, my DIL wanted to make some, but not being a very experienced cook, she didn't know what cut of pork to buy. No problem. She was in the store, looking over all the options, and just called my daughter on her cell phone. Then she proceeded to take pictures of the various choices, emailed them to my daughter, who would text back "nope, not that one", and DIL would move on to the next one, until she finally got "yep, that's the cut. Buy that one." Now, did you ever hear of such a thing? I thought it was pretty creative.

Well, I'm headed for the ironing board. Starr has stuck her cold little nose on my ankle about three times, which means "Hey, mom, let's go snuggle in our warm bed." I miss my Plum, guess I always will, but this little baby ball of fur and mischief is awfully sweet. --Romeena

February 29, 2008 - Msg 60618: Andy to Floyd: "Technology! The only way a man can talk to his son these days is buy an ad spot on the radio!" ...or something to that affect when Opie walks by listening to the ball game on a portable radio.
Floyd doesn't like the electric lather dispensers 'cause he like to hear the sound of "clep clep" that the shaving soap dish and brush makes....."clep clep". hee hee

Dež...how do you make that double s like that? Mushroom soup? What kind of mushrooms are they?

Hazel...enjoy your modern DVD take anywhere player. They are pretty cool....especially if your going camping and want to "rough" it. We did that last year, but still go to watch movies and of course a little Ange and Barn.

Rev, SPOT, Boo, Ro, Sterling. Where's ASA?

I'm leaving the porch for a softer place.
Good night and God's best to you all!


February 29, 2008 - Msg 60619: Ro, our old pictures from a couple of years ago with the family was at Denny's on Christmas eve. Want to post this years Christmas Eve pic from IHOP?


February 29, 2008 - Msg 60620: SPOT, why don't you come up with some sort of "head harness" to attach that portable DVD player to, so you can carry it everywhere you go? hehe

Hey DES!! I wondered what happened to you. Good to see ya, and thanks for those encouraging words. You always make me smile. Don't stay too busy to come around.

Hazel, you have given me an idea there. My son has a portable DVD player that he never uses and I have been having insomnia lately....think I will try TAGS at the bedside!

I want to see this year's IHOP picture, Chuck.

Funny story about the pork, Ro. I was thinking about how I feel funny if I don't have my cell phone with me when I leave the house, when just a few years ago I didn't even carry one at all.

It's too early to be up and too late to try to go back to sleep. Guess I will send off some emails. Talk to ya'll later.


February 29, 2008 - Msg 60621: Ro - I make pulled goat BBQ and that's a fairly new dish in this area. Same principle 'cept with a goat roast.

My dad is out of ICU or rather ACU (advanced care) but because the little hospital was so full with flu patients, they just left him there due to the overflow. They have him up walking with a walker. He wants a piece of pie so I think I will be getting him a piece of pie to take to him tonite to eat with his supper. His gooseegg is looking better and his eyes are not nearly as swollen. The bump on his head reminded me of Quasimodo - it was definitely severe. We purchased our mom a talking phone - it tells you the numbers you are dialing as you dial them. It is for people with low vision or blindness. It also has a way to preset numbers and when you press the quick dial - it tells you who you are calling.

We are slowly coming out of the fog with the barn fire. We have been out there to survey the damage. I still prefer to look from afar. I miss my little babies.

Ro - I liked how you still miss Plum. Since we have had Maddie, I miss Bandit a little more. He was my boy and Maddie is daddy's girl. She is real sweet and likes to snuggle but I just miss Bandy dog.

Take care all -