March 14, 2008 - Msg 61004:
Romeena-You're right! I should've known better than to try and sneak my Yankee drawl by you good folks. Warner Brothers cartoons were always my favorite.

MDC-Wow! 5:59 in our house we were starin' at the same test pattern but we were waiting for "Speed Racer" to come on. Neat, 6:00 am Saturday mornings it was ...Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer GO!!!

Bugs Bunny: "All right, all right! If there's one thing I can't stand is to see a penguin cry."
Hobo: "Me neither. Penguins is practically chickens. And I hates to see chickens cry so much, that I has to put them out of their misery."


March 14, 2008 - Msg 61005: And don't forget Foghorn Leghorn. . .I say, I say. . .

We love Boomerang Ro - my son loves the old cartoons and I know that there aren't offensive words in them. he is not allowed to watc Cartton Network - too many offensive things~

Just took a Vicoden - got some nasty neck pain that I just can't seem to get over.

night ya'll


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61006: Oh, I loved Foghorn Leghorn, and that little spinster hen that was out to get him, her little bonnet and all. So cute.

Remember the little chicken hawk, with the big glasses and the high ambition? He was always after old Foghorn.

Of a more recent vintage is Pinky and the Brain. (Narf!) It's always cute, but one of my favorites was when Brain decided to pose as a country music singer, go on TV, and hypnotize everyone watching, then he could "take over the WORLD!" So, he became Billy Bo Bob Brain, dressed in regular-sized jeans and a tiny western shirt. He strapped on these human-leg-sized stilts, and walked onstage - this tiny mouse atop these long skinny legs. When he sat down in a chair, a tiny mouse in a regular chair, and the knees of the stilts were two feet higher than his head, I about cracked up. I don't remember how it ended, but I know it didn't turn out well for him - it never does. Still, when Pinky asks, "What are we gonna do tonight, Brain?", he always replies, "The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the WORLD!"

MDC mentioned Bullwinkle earlier, one of my favorites. As you said, the dry humor, and the very carefully crafted social and political inuendo were just wonderful. As I may have told you before, my youngest son has a tattoo. It's Bullwinkle's head, complete with goofy antlers, on his, er, hip. Just below the beltline. Too funny! His wife was going to get Rocky the Flying Squirrel on her hip, but my son talked her out of it, I guess. Hey, it could be worse!

Well, I guess I'll go see what's on Boomerang! --Romeena

March 15, 2008 - Msg 61007: Hey, hm, I'm sure you've done this, but if not, try some moist heat on your neck. And change pillows. Also, some Advil may help more than Vicodin, as there's likely some inflammation involved. Just ideas - you've probably already done them all. --Romeena

March 15, 2008 - Msg 61008: Pray for my husband, He's come down the the bug that's going around here. Fever, aches, congestion.


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61009: Oh, wonderful. Just what he and you needed, I'm sure. I'll be glad when the weather settles and all these bugs go away.

I'm in the process of drinking that exceedingly nasty contrast medium for a CT this morning. I've got it about half gone, have to preserve a third of it and take it with me to radiology, so I'm nearly finished with what I have to drink now. I hate the stuff. It really doesn't have such a bad flavor, just sort of bland, but it's like drinking liquid lead. It really lays on your chest! Yuck.

Beautiful day here - 56 degrees at 8:45, clear and sunny. It will probably make it to 80 again today. Good weather for ripening buds.

Well, off I go. Gotta be there by 9:30. Be blessed, everyone! --Romeena

March 15, 2008 - Msg 61010: Hope your test goes well Ro. Yuck to the drink

Been busy taking care of hubby, plus 2 of my children are still recovering. My 2 yo, Daniel, has a double ear infection with a nasty cough and congesting. My 9yo , Joshua, had a bout with what i decided with the flu. He's feeling a lot better, still a bit congested though. I'm praying that the rest of us stay healthy.

Supposed to be 70 today. We had a great rainstorm last night. Flowers are blooming everywhere.


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61011: Mornin' Y'all! Man oh man,was that concert last night fantastic! Poco was good,although I only knew a handful of their songs- they were very entertaining.But America.. that group has got it going on,as the youngsters would say.They sounded so good! Picture this: They did covers of the Beatles "Eleanor Rigby" and "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas & Papas. If I'd stayed around after the show,I would've had the chance to meet them,as they were going to come out for a meet & greet,but I'd probably still be there-had to get back under my rock and sleep! Anyway,it was WONDERFUL!

Ok,we need Lucy & Spot to check in and let us know they're safe & sound after those nasty storms & Atlanta tornado.Trouble Check for you guys!

Ro,good luck with the CT scan.Never had to drink that stuff,but have heard how disgusting it tastes.

Well,I need to head over & do a trouble check on my daughter's house,feed & play with the cat,etc.(They're at Disney World). Y'all have a great Saturday!

possum under a rock

March 15, 2008 - Msg 61012: Just saw you there,Opiemom. Sorry about all the sicknesses in your household-hang in there!

possum again

March 15, 2008 - Msg 61013: Good morning board.
Chuck and Lisa are now Grandparents. This baby is so beautiful. I feel so blessed!!! He's such a good natured baby, too. I think he gets that from his grandpa....hee hee hee.

Mom is doing great. She had a C-section, but everything went just perfect.
Anyway, I could write and entire page if I'm not careful.
This baby just makes me want to love everybody! :-)


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61014: How wonderful, Chuck, Congratulations! You can write an entire page if you want...don't forget to send pictures.

Glad you enjoyed the concert, Possum. I thought about you last night while you were there because I was a commercial for Kohl's that was playing Horse With No! I can remember hearing that song for the first time in the 2nd grade when we were in the school library and the librarian was listening to it on a transistor radio....ah, the memories.

May your hubby recover quickly, Opiemom.


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61015: Well, I'm back. CT scan didn't take but about 10 minutes, and it was a chest and full abdomen test. I can remember when that test would been an occasion for a nap. Things have come a long way.

I stopped by the store for groceries, and I'm ticked. I had a hankerin' for some turkey thighs, cooked with dressing around them. That's my favorite part of the turkey, and there's no use in cooking a whole turkey just for me anyhow, so was just going to cook my favorite part. Well, guess what? You can't buy just turkey thighs. You can buy the whole turkey breast, and wings and the drumsticks, but no thighs! Now, that just makes no sense. Naturally, being me, I cornered the butcher and asked him where their turkeys were raised, because I wanted to go and see the strange sight. He wanted to know what strange sight I meant. I told him I wanted to see that flock of little short turkeys, stumping about the enclosure on their little drumsticks, which obviously are attached directly to their bodies. I said maybe they grew them that way to make them easier to catch, since they obviously wouldn't be able to run very fast. I thought the man was going to bust a gusset. He assured me he would discuss the matter with his supervisor, and see if he couldn't get me some turkey thighs. Meantime, I settled for chicken. Won't be the same, but it'll do. (grumble, grumble)

I came home to a tear-streaked little face, as always. I don't know what I'm going to do with that poor little thing. I hate for her to grieve so and be so upset, but I can't stay with her 24 and 7, and she can't go with me but to a few places. Poor baby.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some lunch. Maybe some soup. Be blessed! --Romeena

March 15, 2008 - Msg 61016: hey all


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61017: PRAYER GO OUT TO THE PLOPLE OF NYC who lost love one from the crane collapses.


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61018: Anyone heard from Spot?

We had a bad storm pass through here. Lots of hail, rain, wind, Tornado warning. I crammed all 7 of us into the downstairs bath and hall along with the dog,and cat (plus the gekko that my son insisted on bringing). Thankfully no tornado.


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61019: I echo that, Tom. Prayers for the folks in NYC. And also Atlanta, where a tornado touched down.
On a happier note, for those that didn't notice it, TV Land has a TAGS marrithon on tonight. For some of you it may be half over as I write this. (5:50 my time). If you've never liked the colored eps, be sure to watch the last one, "Otis the Deputy". It's a good'un. You'll laugh out loud at the "glass of water" scene with Howard and Andy.
Take care, everyone,
- Hazel

March 15, 2008 - Msg 61020: You snuck in on me, Opiemom. That's right, Spot is from Georgia, isn't he? I hope he's ok.
- Hazel

March 15, 2008 - Msg 61021: Evening porch. just stopping in for a minute before bedtime.

It has been a rainy day here on my end of the porch. Bristol race was called off about half way through today. I think they had about a 2 hour delay start due to rain. Maybe tomorrow will be better for the race fans.

I have stayed home all day today, been kinda lazy for the most part. I did some laundy and a few other little chores.

Maybe SPOT will check in soon. Prayers for all those affected by the storms and the folks in
NY as well.

Bedtime snack will be: warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of cold milk.

Prayers and blessings to call. Good night to all

Big Maude

March 15, 2008 - Msg 61022: Just thought about this. SPOT may be very busy after the storm with power outages and the like


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61023: Well gang as you know here in Atlanta we got hit hard with storms and family and I are fine but please say prayers for the thousands with out was the worst day of weather I have seen im my 48 years of living here...we have sent crews out of town and to the City of Atlanta to try to restore power...looting is at a rampage in down town Atlanta...its juat a mess...but like I said we are all fine...stayed in the basement most of the day...well im at eork now and we have a lot going on so once again prayers please....I will check back later tonight...Big Maude will feed us?..Lucy did yall get hit?...Rev?...and anyone else in the path?...well let me do my job getting lights on....SPOT

March 15, 2008 - Msg 61024: SPOT Blessings and prayers to all of you. Did LaGrange get hit bad too? I have friends who live there.


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61025: Not sure about Columbia, HEre in Aiken/Augusta we had quite a storm pass through with golf ball hail. We had tornado watches and warnings, but I don't think anyone was hurt


March 15, 2008 - Msg 61026: Three tornados touched down here in my county. We're under curfew until 7 am. The sheriff's dept. is searching for some missing folks. Lots of lines and trees down. Thankful we are ok. Prayers to those who aren't.


March 16, 2008 - Msg 61027: My goodness! All those storms - and thank you, Spot, for checking in. I'm so grateful that none of our folks were hurt, at least not so far as we know. Prayers for all those who have lost so much, and shame on the looters who are only making a bad situation that much worse. That's a pretty lowdown thing to do.

You know, I really miss Asa, and we have quite a few other porchsters missing. I'm very concerned that we might have gotten into deeper water than we should have recently, with our religious discussions. I think it's true, one should, if not avoid, at least use caution when discussing politics or religion.

You know something? I think it just hit me, why we keep running into things like this. It's partly because the porch is a delayed forum, not instant chat, so there's no immediate response to tell us when we're going too far. It's also because it is a written format - there's no personal contact, no eye contact, no visible body language. If we were all actually sitting on a porch somewhere, we would choose our words more carefully, because there would be unspoken boundaries, defined by the visual clues we'd see all around us. Does that make any sense?

I think our asking for prayer for the hurts in our lives, and offering prayers for each other is fine, and should offend no one. However, we (I) got into some pretty heavy stuff earlier, cutting it very fine, and perhaps that's not a good idea. As has been suggested, anyone who wishes to have an in-depth discussion could switch to email, I suppose. I guess we just need to be a bit more sensitive to other people's feelings, and their right to believe whatever they believe. Please understand - I'm directing this to myself first of all. I get on a roll and go too far at times. So, if I've offended or annoyed anyone out there, if you happen to see this, please accept my apology and come on back. And please, if I get cranked up again, just reach over and give me a V-8 swat.

I love you all. Be blessed! --Romeena

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61028: Mornin' Y'all. Spot & Opiemom,glad you made it through the storms. We need to hear from Lucy.It was bad around here too,but we're ok.Thank the Lord.

***I know a tornado hit Rev's town,causing lots of damage.***I pray he & his family are ok and that he checks in ASAP. Not sure if he's home or on the road.

I caught some of the TAGS marathon last night after the storms passed.Didn't see "Otis the Deputy",hazel,but you're right-it's a good one as far as the color episodes go.

I sure miss Asa too. I know that none of us here would EVER deliberately hurt or offend a fellow Porchster.Hope he (and others that are MIA) make their ways back to us someday.

Again,sure hope Rev. is ok and checks in soon.

Have a nice Sabbath,all!
possum under a rock

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61029: My goodness, SPOT. Be careful and prayers for you and those in your area.

Glad you are ok, Opiemom.

I am having to go on that camping trip today and there is a chance of severe storms on Monday night. We don't usually have tornados down here, but I sure hope things don't get bad. I have a feeling we might be packing up early.

Well, I am off to get ready for preachin'. If you don't hear from me again today, I'll be back in a couple of days. God bless you all.


March 16, 2008 - Msg 61030: Oh my, you snuck in on me, Possum. Sure hope REV is ok. Check in soon, REV. Prayers...


March 16, 2008 - Msg 61031: Hey Y'all. I just found out that my stepfather Dave passed away yesterday. He's the one,if you recall,that my stepsister ran off on & left him alone,neglected in their home. Well,his other daughter ended up moving him near her in Florida,where he died from a heart attack. I hope he made his peace & is with the Lord. Again,I thank y'all for the prayers you sent up in his behalf.

possum again

P.S. see you later,Boo. Stay safe!

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61032: Happy Birthday to one of the porch's all-time greats, EMMA, we wish you a great day and we'll see ya when we see ya!

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61033: You're no spring chicken anymore~

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61034: MPO, you are sooooo right...Emma is one of the all-time greats..
Back in the day, when it came to clever posts on The Porch, she was a giant...

Happy Birthday Emma!


March 16, 2008 - Msg 61035: Happy Birthday to Emma! I wish you would stop by and give us one of your clever posts that Jelsik spoke of... I hope you have a great day. And nice to see you again, MPO and Jelsik.
Romeena, I believe you hit the nail right on the head about the religious discussion. It can sometimes be a little too much. Any in-depth discussion should switch to e-mails.
- Hazel

Asa: "I did not sleep thru the whole thing! I got up."

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61036: OPIEMOM, glad to hear you all are ok even if you had to pack everyone in a bathroom! Please give your husband our best--hope his bug is on the road outta town! SPOT, REV and anyone else in the path of those blasted storms, I'm thinking of you and hope all is well. Sending you many good thoughts...


MPO and JELSIK, I'm not familiar with you folks, but a big HEY to you, too! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to EMMA. I would like to see some of her clever posts!

ROMEENA, I totally understand where you're coming from. We want to be free to express ourselves, particularly about things we may be so passionate about but yet not alienate or hurt others in doing so. I've never been offended by anything anyone has said, but I have felt like an odd-man (woman!) out from time to time. I honestly don't know who said this and it doesn't matter but I do remember a while back someone stating something to the effect that voting Republican was voting morally and voting Democrat was being immoral. Many people could say a lot of things about me but being immoral is definitely not one of them! So in that regard, I feel like I'm a minority. Which is ok. I"m not a little girl. I'm a full-grown woman who can generally handle herself alright without getting my feelings hurt. It's just the broad-stroke generalizations that make me think 'hmmmm...' maybe I'm too different for some sets. But the vast majority (99.999% to be exact) of the time, I feel like I fit right in and have come to love you all and embrace our differences and similarities! I have never come across a more caring and supportive group in my life. So, ROMEENA, I agree that if we were literally sitting on a front porch rocking in our chairs, things would be easier to express. I miss ASA, too by the way.

Well, for supper, how about bbq chicken drumsticks, grilled corn on the cob, homemade pioneer beans and sweet tea? For dessert, I made a spice cake with cream cheese frosting. Pull up a chair and grab a napkin! Just don't go puttin' your elbows on the table! --Merri Weather

Briscoe Darling: Ow! What'd you do that for?
Aunt Bee: No elbows on the table!
Briscoe Darling: That ain't fair; her hittin' first and explainin' the rules after.

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61037: Oh HEY HAZEL, didn't see you there---hope I missed your toes! MW

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61038: OUCH. No, MW, you rocked on them. It's ok, I'll be able to walk again in a day or two.
- Hazel

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61039: Good afternoon, everyone. Wow, a visit from MPO and Jelsik both, all in one day. How are you guys? Haven't heard from you in ages. I hope this is more than a drop-in visit??

Thanks, Merri. I appreciate your comments. It just struck me yesterday, in a conversation with a friend, that we're more careful in our face-to-face conversation sometimes, than here on the porch. I believe in free speech, I'm sick of Christians being "silenced" by the courts and the media while all manner of garbage can be spewed everywhere unchecked, I believe we should speak up for our faith, and all of that. I'm just questioning whether this is the proper forum. I don't think it is. I have read comments here, and made them myself, that I know very well would not have been said outright and in-your-face while actually sitting on someone's porch, in a group. Because I'm sitting alone at a keyboard, sometimes I get carried away and don't exercise the same tact and consideration that I would if I was in a group. Perhaps that's what blogs are for - and yes, I do comment on one now and then.

A case in point would be the appearance of George a while back. He rode in here like a crusader, and the first words he wrote accused us all of un-Christian behavior, scolded us, tried to shame us, attacked one person in particular - very unfairly, I might add - and in about two paragraphs had us all ready to fight. You know what? I seriously doubt he would have walked up to a group of strangers sitting on a porch, overheard their conversation, and started his tirade. It wouldn't have happened. Also, if he had, I would hope some of you would have put your hand over my mouth before I could unleash the response I gave him. (Not that he didn't deserve it! heehee) Well, anyway, that's the idea.

Just as some people get carried away with the sound of their own voices, some of us who like to write may get carried away with the sight of their own words. There's a danger there. As I said earlier, there is no instant response to guide and shape the path of the conversation, there's just one fast typist, free to pontificate at will. Not good. I hope I can remember that. Peace, all, and be blessed. --Romeena

"Miss Bee, yore kisses are sweet, and highly valued, but I'm afraid they just ain't worth the pain!" -- Briscoe Darling

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61040: And Hazel, I appreciate your comments, too. You know, at times if makes me a little sad that we all live so far apart. I think we could have a lot of fun together. And then I think ahead, to all of us being in heaven someday, and the good times we'll have.

I think of when my daughters come to town for a visit. It can be difficult, because they have friends who mean a lot to them too, and they want to see them, but if they set up such a visit, it can burn up a whole afternoon or evening, and that's a lot to take out of a weekend visit with family. Time becomes a critical commodity. It won't be that way in heaven. We can spend time with family, then with friends, then family again, then go set a spell with Peter or Paul or Timothy, and all the while the Presence of God will be all around us, pervading every nook and cranny. Doesn't that just sound, well, heavenly?? --Romeena

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61041: No, "if" doesn't make me sad, but "it" does, in this context. Well, come to think of it, "if" can be sad too, especially when followed by "only". --Romeena

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61042: Good afternoon porch,

Home from church and relaxing a minute. I have a load of clothes in the dryer and just finished putting my husbands dinner in the crock pot. He has to work today until 6pm.

Happy Birtday to Emma, although I don't think I have seen her on the porch since I have been posting. I don't think I have seen Jelsik or MPO either. Anyway my best regards to each of you.

Hope you are feeling better Romeena. Let us know how your tests come out,please.

Hope you husband is doing better MW.

SPOT, stay safe. Glad you checked in with us.

Hello to Hazel and everyone all around.

Dinner will be: Pot roast with potatoes, carrots and onions, SLAW, green beans, fresh homemade rolls. Chocolate layer cake for dessert with fresh strawberries. Tea, kool aid to drink.
Everybody eat!

Prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61043: Well gang Im just checking in for a short..2 were killed in the county west of me...we still have several crews out of town..In cartersville ga just north of me they still have roads closed and the big 500 volt towers down all over the place..still have about 1400 or so out but working hard...i went home at 6 and slept ablut 3 hrs and back now at work..maude thanks for supper sounds GREAT..hey Jelski,emma,CHUCK...I better get back to letting some of these crews head home to get some sleep and get the ones comming on some work to do..will be here all night and will check back soon..prayers...merri what is "pioneer" beans? pintos?..well lwt me get busy...SPOT

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61044: Power is still out in many parts of our county. My husband's secretary called to say if the tornado had been 400 yards to the right it would have taken her horses, barn and home. Her road is impassable due to power lines and trees.

Been busy taking care of sick hubby and now I think my 2yo has a rash due to the antibiotic he's taking. He's never had this one before. Why do these things happen on the weekends? I have to wait until the AM to call the dr.


March 16, 2008 - Msg 61045: Oh SPOT, you would LOVE Pioneer Beans! Check this out:


1/2 lb. sausage, crumbled
1/2 lb. bacon, cut in pieces
1 med. onion, coarsely chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1 (15 oz.) can red kidney beans
1 (15 oz.) can pork and beans
1 (15 oz.) can butter beans, drained
1/4 c. light brown sugar, packed
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. catsup
1/4 c. barbecue sauce
2 tbsp. prepared mustard
2 tbsp. molasses
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. chili powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown sausage and fry bacon in medium size skillet until crisp. Remove from pan and drain. Brown beef and onion and drain well. Mix meats into remaining ingredients. Turn into a lightly greased 4 quart baking dish. Cover and bake 1 hour. Serves 6 to 8 people. Great for picnics and cookouts.

These are the best beans you'll ever put in your mouth! MW

PS Thanks BIG MAUDE--hubby is doing well.

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61046: OPIEMOM, if the rash on your toddler is a yeast rash, I just buy off-brand Monistat cream to put on the diaper area. It works like a charm every time and saves you a doctors visit and expensive prescription cost (if it's a minor, easily-treatable rash.) That should make him comfortable enough to sleep through the night. MW

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61047: Oh, I think that's a law, Opiemom, that children will only get sick on weekends and holidays. I believe it was passed by the Democrats - wasn't it, Merri?(heehee)

My goodness, so many have suffered so much damage in all these storms. I feel really blessed that nothing severe has hit us here in the Dallas area. I've often wondered what wwe would do if a big one came through, like has happened in years past. With D/FW airport out there, and Love Field (Southwest's home) in Dallas, a tornado could cause a lot of grief for transportation for the country. Lock down those two airports, and a lot of flights would have nowhere to go. It would be similar to when New York has a blizzard, except it would take a lot longer to clear up. If the control towers were out of commission, it could get serious. I wonder what sort of back-up systems are in place?

Yes, Merri, I'm interested in those pioneer beans, too. Being a Texan, I love a good pot of beans with some cornbread. So - what goes in pioneer beans? And don't say "pioneers".

Well, I hear Gunsmoke on the TV, and it sounds like old Festus is more or less featured, so guess I'll go watch it. I always liked Festus. You know, back when he was Ken Curtis, singing lead with the Sons of the Pioneers, he was a pretty good looking guy. Give him that squinty eye, and some whiskers, and he was pretty scruffy, but he sure could clean up nice. Sang right purty, too!

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61048: Oh, do those beans ever sound good! That may just be a project for this coming week. I've already copied the recipe into my recipe file on the computer. Thanks, Merri!

Opiemom, you're right about that Monistat. It does work, and here's something else that works very well, especially on an infant that you can more or less immobilize - sunshine! Yep, plain old sunshine. Baby gets one of those raw, awful rashes that you just know is yeast - just find a sunny window, strip the kid and lay them on something safe (the floor?) and frog-leg him or her in the sun. About five minutes at a time, three or four times a day - rash gone! My kids never got a yeast rash until I got a clothes dryer and quit drying their diapers in the sun. Then they did, and how! So the clothesline went back up, at least for the diapers. Then along came disposables, with my youngest, and he was rash-free until he learned how to pull the stuffing out of his diaper and throw it around the room. So, back into cloth diapers, dried in the sun. Oh well. The newer disposables aren't as easily destroyed as the first ones were, evidently, as my grandsons have never done the stuffing thing. Too bad, I was looking forward to payback for my son!

Off I go to Gunsmoke. --Romeena

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61049: Good evening Porch! Wanted to stop by & say Hey!
Jeff Burton won the Race today, with a green/white/checkered ending. Seems that happens alot here in Bristol.
Good to see you MPO & Jelsik ya'll don't stay gone so long! And a big Happy Birthday to Miss Emma! Hope hers was better than mine today, I'm not feeling so good today, still not over the mouth surgery yet, but can't complain I guess, birthdays is birthdays, even if you don't feel good.
Emma is one of the few porchsters I have gotten to meet in person & she is great! I met her, Flora & Mr. Schwump a few years ago, we all went out to eat & had a ball!
I gotta try those Pioneer Beans, they sound awful good! Outta here to lay around in bed in front of the tv for a while.
eatin' speaks louder than words
(Andy & Brisco talking about Aunt Bea's white beans)

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61050:
Mavis, good race. I bet your area was a mad house again. Bristol always puts on a good show!
Anyone remember "Baby Huey" cartoon or "Heckle and Jeckel" ?
It's a nice Sunday. I have been working on my taxes, tho it seems a little silly to pay him 600 in march and then get 1200 from him in May!! ha
MPO and Jelsik, wow, what rock have you two been hiding under?? Did you happen to see Idelle, Dixie or any others under there??
Have a nice Sunday>
Gomer: I was going to get an eagle tattooed on my arm, and underneath the eagle...mother.

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61051:

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61052:
Forgot to mention, glad Spot and family and Opiemom and family are all OK, but prayers for so many others there.



March 16, 2008 - Msg 61054: "La La La La La La, sing a happy song!"
"La La La La La La, Smurf the whole day long!"

I was CRAZY about the Smurfs. Nothing like a cartoon about small, blue woodland creatures set in Medieval times to get your Saturday started. Ahhh, I miss those days.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS MAVIS! I heard you were 29. Is that true? Although, I know it is not wise to ask a lady her age.

Hope you enjoy the beans recipe ROMEENA. Let me know how your batch turns out. I will say that they are like chili, always tastes better the next day. Heck, I've even eaten them cold straight out of the refrigerator. I had to laugh about saying "Pioneers" being in my beans. You know me so well!

Have a great Sunday night everyone. I'm off to finish up supper dishes and kick my feet up. Catch ya tomorrow!

PS MDC, when I was in early elementary school, I would get dressed to Heckyl and Jeckyll every morning. They were the first cartoon to come on. Then I'd eat my breakfast to Speed Racer.

PPS Hope BOO had a good weekend, wasn't she going on a youth retreat or something like that? There's GOT to be a good story or two from her adventure!

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61055: Well the rash is gone. It wasn't a diaper rash though. It was on his knees, abdomen, neck. A dr. friend at church looked at it tonight for me. He said it didn't look like an allergic reaction to the med. He told me how much benydryl to give and now its gone.


March 16, 2008 - Msg 61056:
Hey Folks

I would like to add to the discussion regarding the discussion of politics. Some of us, let's take Me-They for example, (and of course when I say Me-They, I mean auh2o) this poor soul gets real enjoyment from political conversation. While others love talking about cooking and/or NASCAR (both wonderful endeavors), among other topics, there are shadow dwellers that sit amongst us here on the Porch that find some sort of fulfillment chatting about history/politics. These people that occupy the dark areas along the wall are to have our pity. I know I for one pity M-T. However, the good news is that he, I mean they, are harmless beings, maybe from time to time a rolled up newspaper to nose will be needed to get them back in line.

But seriously, I saw Jelsik's (glad to meet you by the way) birthday greeting for Emma (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) and in his post he mentioned the cleverness of her posts, which caused me to go and read some of Emma's old posts for myself. I discovered two things; First, Jelsik was right, Emma had some very nice posts and second, there was nary a word regarding politics, at least from the achieves I perused. So, I think Romeena is correct. Go figure, Ro knows of what she speaks. Like we needed to be told that.

Prayers for you Porchsters in the storm area. It will be nice when REV checks in.

Barney: "I like Leonard Blush as much as the next guy..."


March 16, 2008 - Msg 61057: Gosh, now I'm all melancholy for the cartoons I watched over the years as a kid.

Woody Woodpecker
Hong Kong Phooey
Magilla Gorilla
Tom & Jerry
The Pink Panther
Mr. Magoo
Fat Albert
Josie and the P-cats
Scooby Doo
Battle of the Planets/G-Force (just like Speed Racer, but set in space)
Jem and the Holograms
George of the Jungle
Spider Man & His Amazing Friends
Johny Quest
Thundarr The Barbarian
Superfriends--especially Wonder Woman
Kidd Video
Rainbow Brite
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Yogi Bear
The Jetsons

I swear, I did not spend my entire childhood in front of a T.V. MW

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61058: Hey, Hey, Hey it's FAAAAAAAAT ALBERT!


March 16, 2008 - Msg 61059: Just a quick hey..MW i printed out the bean menu...I will FOR SURE try it on my off days this week if I ever get on!..well things have come to a steady pace here and thats good..happy b-day My Friend Mavis..I did get to catch the race here at work today a good one!..hey to TOM,Opiemom Im glad yall are ok...wish brother Rev would check in...hey Ro,MDC,MD,hazel and the ever so popular Big Maude..[im watching you on TV land right now}..good ept..hey MPO,possum,hm...has Lucy checked in?..I will have to read back...well Maudy since you will be wore out from dancing will "Al" I will get breakfast in the eggs your way,country ham,grits,toase,bisquits and gravy,hashbrowns with cheese,bacon and coffee,oj,h20...ready at 7:00 est...well let me get back to the phone...prayers...SPOT

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61060: Ro(referring to your post Msg 61041), I guess it depends on what your definition of "if" is. ;)

Hey MW, you've included a lot of my cartoon faves in your list up there. Thundarr, Jonny Quest, G-Force, Transformers! I loved those "action-adventure" type of cartoons. One reason I wish I had Boomerang; I could watch some of them again then. They are showing some Tom and Jerry on Cartoon Network, but not enough oldies but goodies.

Did I miss a religious/political moulage? I'll have to check the archives.

Hope everyone in the area of those storms is safe.

-Sterling Holobyte

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61061:
Hello porch family.....We're ok here. A lot of damage all around us but no damage on my home or property. I was on the road in NC when my wife called me and told me they were being hit by tornatos. Of course I worried until it had passed. I just got home a few minutes ago and could hardly get to my house with all the roads closed. The last I heard, we didn't have any loss of life. Praise the Lord!
Thanks for all your prayers and concern.
I'm heading to bed. I am pooped. Prayers for all our porch family.

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61062: Glad to hear from you brother Rev..sleep good and will see you at breakfast..Sterling my cartoon was Scobby-Doo..!just love the mistery van it was cool!..and woruld Run too!...well back to the convict ept...SPOT

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61063: Does anybody know where I can find the song that Barney sings to the tune of clementine on episode # 41 from season 2 (crime-free mayberry)?

March 16, 2008 - Msg 61064: Look here us are making me feel me age what
all the old cartoon.


March 17, 2008 - Msg 61065: Yep, I loved Scooby-Doo too, Spot. I just didn't mention it with those others because they're more "dramatic" cartoons, and Scooby-Doo, while having interesting, and sometimes scary, stories, also had a strong comedic element to it. But yeah, they had some really great episodes. That mummy one used to scare the bejeepers out of me. "Coin! Coin!" :)
Good thing about Scooby-Doo is that they always found out that there was a person behind the ghostly goings-on.
I always wondered why they were always scared when they would run into the next monster, after all the frauds they had exposed. :)

Glad you and yours are safe, Rev.

-Sterling Holobyte

March 17, 2008 - Msg 61066: You people are just the cats, you know that?

Tom, I know what you mean. I'm hearing all these grown-up people remembering the cartoons they watched when they were kids, and I realize they're the same ones my own kids (and grandkids) used to watch. Mercy! I think my age is showing, for sure. Oh well - when you consider the alternative, getting old isn't so bad.

Guess I'll hit the hay. It's late, and I'm tired. So glad to hear REV is home safe, and so far no reports of injury or loss of property from anyone else either. Be safe, and be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

March 17, 2008 - Msg 61067: By the wsy, Sterling, that's a great observation - about the writers always letting the Scooby-Doo gang discover a human force behind the ghosts and monsters. Good for kids to know. I had never really thought about that, but it was good that they did it that way. --Romeena

March 17, 2008 - Msg 61068: Get up gang!....bless off work for a couple of days now..gona put out chips and straw at the dog house and Miss Sherrys...10-10-10 also..a trailer full of work!..well see yall at breakfast.menue at Msg 61059!...SPOT

March 17, 2008 - Msg 61069: MW- I make a similar bean dish except we call them Cowboy Beans. They are delish -(esp. when I add meatballs HA HA HA)

Glad you are well REV, and that all of your valuables are safe (ie - your family).

Have a great day!


March 17, 2008 - Msg 61070: Top O the Morning to you all and Happy St Patrick's Day. Take Care PEACE Dr P

March 17, 2008 - Msg 61071: Top o' the morning to you wee ones. . .get your green out so you don't get pinched!


March 17, 2008 - Msg 61072: Good Morning!
- O'Hazel

March 17, 2008 - Msg 61073: Happy St. Paddy's Day to all!

o'possum under a rock
(this is the best day to have my nickname!)

P.S.Rev,so glad you checked in and all's well!

March 17, 2008 - Msg 61074: Good Morning O'Porchsters! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all! Good to see you Dr. P where you been hiding? Thanks for all the birthday wishes, & yes, I'm 29 again (for the 18th time) teehee Thanks for the song Tom!
Glad to see you are safe & sound Rev! auh2o you are right, what makes this porch so special (to me at least) is that we are all different folks, but we are all the same too in alot of ways. Some of us are a little more "thick-skinned" than others, but then, isn't that what makes the world go round? I think, like you & Ro said, things said "in front of a keyboard" come off a little harsher than if we were sitting face to face & while we do need to remember there are lots of folks on here that have different views & may not agree with what we say, I the reader also needs to remember the same thing & try not to get bent out of shape or hurt by what is being said. I do know, there's not one of us on here that would intentionally hurt anyone else & each of us needs to remember that. We are all adults after all & if we can't discuss something without getting upset, how are we going to teach our children to do that? Just a thought.
Best get ready for work, got a Lhasa Apso puppy to groom this morning. Then I'm heading over to the sister's flower making machine to get some St. Paddy's day celebrations! ;)
Peace ya'll!

March 17, 2008 - Msg 61075: O'Hazel - your words are coming out a little green - been hitting bottle already this morning?


March 17, 2008 - Msg 61076: Ro - I sent you an email through my school email account. Let me know if you get it! hm

March 17, 2008 - Msg 61077: Good morning everyone. It’s a sunny, blue, crisp late winter day here. Just beautiful.

First, let me offer my prayers to all those on the porch who are ailing or nursing sick family members, and to all those in Atlanta and elsewhere who were hard-hit by Mother Nature. Prayers for BOO that she and the kids return safely, and her with her sanity (okay, maybe that’s just wishful thinking—just kidding!).

Second, okay, okay…I give up. I’ve tried to explain until I’m blue in the face. (See my face—it’s blue.) I agree with ROMEENA that sometimes we say things here that perhaps we wouldn’t face to face. But let me tell you, that cuts BOTH ways. At times people have spouted off here in an unthinking manner. Let’s just say any random name that comes to mind… AUH2O, for example. Anyway, for all the times—and frankly, they are very few—something like that has been throw out there, there are literally hundreds of examples of other things that have been brought to this porch and uttered that we rarely or perhaps never would utter to the people we “see” every day. We share our fears, doubts, and troubles with each other daily, often in terms and in depth that we can’t or won’t with our coworkers or non-porch friends. Why? Because it sometimes IS so much easier to talk it out here. We have friends here.

I figure we have two choices: we can talk to each other from the hearts—good, bad, and ugly—or we maintain a discreet but polite distance, able to talk about some things but not others. But I ask, is that what friends are for (in my best Dionne Warwick)? AUH2O is right, I do enjoy a little political and historical banter from time to time. I also have a family and a job and other responsibilities. I can’t start e-mailing everyone every time I want to chat about something that MAY cause SOMEONE a bit of discomfort. While I do not wish to offend anyone, can we all just grow up and not be so dad-blamed touchy? (‘Scuse my French.) I think Vicks and mayo are two of nastiest, most vile concoctions on this planet, and consider feet most disgusting. Should they be banned from all conversation? And I have definite opinions about the power company (sorry SPOT) and the state of Texas, so I’d like those subjects off-limits as well. And STERLING, I think puppets are creepy (okay, I’m just kidding there, but you get the idea).

I never mean to offend my friends. But sometimes I do and don’t even realize it, I’m sure. All that’s needs done is for someone to point out my error and I will gladly make good. I’m not perfect, and I ain’t about to pretend that I am. It has been mentioned that the conversation on the porch used to be different. Well zippideedooda. Perhaps that’s because the PEOPLE were different. If JELSIK (hey, by the way!) or EMMA or RAFE want to stop by and join in regular, I say great! Pull up a rocker and start jawin’ on whatever twangs yer buds. But, for the most part, they aren’t here. I am. I thoroughly enjoy each and every one of you. And I like talking with my friends about the things that are important to me. That ain’t always TAGS, meatballs, pets, and what’s for lunch.

So, I say ask for a final clarification. Do you want to get to know the “real” me here, and listen to my blessings, burdens, raves, and rants, or do you want the polite veneered me that I usually reserve for business lunches? Sorry, with the real me you get the good and the bad. But I will promise that I will never intentionally injure a friend, and if I do I will apologize most sincerely. This is the last time I’m gonna fight this battle, and I will abide your decision.

If we ban something from the porch, how about we ban talking about banning certain conversations from the porch?

Take care.


March 17, 2008 - Msg 61078: Anyone remember the "Groovy Ghoulies?" They were a spin-off from Archie and Sabrina in the early 1970s. I started thinking about that cartoon this morning and now can't get the theme song out of my head.


March 17, 2008 - Msg 61079: Top o' the morning, me darlin' porchsters! Dr. P, so good to see you. Don't be a stranger - we miss you. So many others missing as well - I hope they'll all come home.

Last Thursday, my yardman was here when I left for a doctor appointment, and he had a new helper with him. Eddie has done my yard for years, but I don't know the helper. When I came home, I discovered that the glass in the stationary half of my faux french doors out of the sunroom, was shattered. Completely! Cobwebbed, bottom to top. It's safety glass, all one big panel with mock framing panels to look like 15 small panes. Near the bottom was a tiny hole. Obviously, a mower or edger had thrown a stone into it, and it shattered. I'm quite sure that the helper didn't even know it had happened. The noise from the machine would have masked the sound, and since the glass didn't fall out, he probably never noticed. I arranged to have it fixed, and forgot about it.

Yesterday I looked out back and realized something didn't look right. Oh, no!! Mr. Helper was also trimming shrubbery, and I guess I should have stayed with him during that phase. He trimmed my big, beautiful spirea shrub! It's now a neat, round green ball. Gone are the long, graceful, drooping wands that would have each borne a thick load of white blossoms. No way will it send out new wands, not in time to bloom. It blooms on second-year wood! It will send out new shoots alright, but they won't bloom until next year! Now that, I can't arrange to fix, and I'm trying very hard to keep it in perspective. Actually, I have two of those shrubs, one up against the back of the house, and I haven't had the courage to look at the other one yet, but I'm sure it's just a little green ball as well. Grrrr!

Well, gotta run. One daughter and family are coming up on Thursday night for the Easter weekend, and this house looks like the city dump. I've got to get busy.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Be blessed! --Romeena

P.S. And may ye be in Heaven three days before the divil knows ye're dead!