June 03, 2008 - Msg 63184:
Morning porch family.....No concerts for the next couple days so Mrs Rev and I are just hanging out together and enjoy our down time. We are going to shop around and do what ever she wants to do.

Well she's ready so I gotta go....I'll check back later.

Prayers for all the porch family. You all have a great day and be sure to tell someone about Jesus today. HE sure loves you!

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63185:
Thought I would sweep off the porch before I head out.

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63186: Welcome HoBo (Phillip)! My mother's side of the family is from Tennessee and my Great Great Grandfather fought for the Volunteers in the Civil War and was captured in the Battle of Shiloh...He tried to escape from a prisoner of war camp in Illinois and was shot in the foot and re-captured....My most treasured item is the Confederate Battle Flag that he made in prison from dyed hair fibers, his uniform buttons, and metals...like Josey Wales he never pledged alegiance to the Union and never received his Civil War pension because of his actions...my Grand Father couldn't wear blue until he turned 18....

The "Dud"

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63187: ASA (apology) & other Porchers....It is a great day in America...HILLARY will not be president...HILLARY will not be president...she said she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary who climbed Mt. Everest..only thing is he climbed it a couple of years after she was born..no one knew who he was when she was born...all the pol's have problems with the truth, but come on...Big Bill caught on tape recently calling a Vanity Fair reporter(married to former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers) who wrote an article about Bill's womanizing things that I can not mention on this site...Bill's womanizing and Hillary knowing about it..thats news...I will eat me some Hope Ark. watermelons tonite and watch the Hillary waterworks...for the good side of my life see previous page in archives...thank you for letting me celebrate..It is not a se@ism thing, it is an anti-Clinton thing. Sorry ASA and others, I could not help myself...

SPOT: I think I am going to fix me a mess of Roast Beef Po'Boys with Creole Mayo, Romaine Lettuce, Oak Grove La. Tomatoes and Au Jus on the side...Everyone is invited...I will make the Tea and let ya'll sweeten' it like you like...some of that BREYER'S No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream and Non-Sugar Fudge Toppings for dessert...

Please don't eat any more of them MILK DUDS...I think they are family...

The "Dud"

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63188: For lunch today I will make some Cajun French Fries....

ROMEENA & others...I loved the PBS show "Chef". When I was in culinary school in Dallas all my school friends would get together and watch it...

STERLING: Be sure and call you ins. agent about the wreck your wife had in Hawaii...I can still write auto ins..in about any state except New Jersey, California and Hawaii because of my GLA license in Texas and my other 9 state licenses...Hawaii is tricky and your wife will be charged with an accident on your renewal of your current ins. policy regardless whether you contact search...Here in NE. La. jobs are plentiful in the oil and gas industry but that is not for everybody....see all of ya'll for the Po-Boys.

The "Dud"

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63189: Hey gang...welcome home brother Rev..boy its hot here in Ga...sorry I have been busy with yard work and cleaning the boat..will try to read in just a bit..lunch will be Burger King on Rev and the misses.....hee hee ...SPOT

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63190: Had the job interview today - will know by the end of this week. Trying to find my house this week - doing dishes and laundry and more dishes and more laundry!


June 03, 2008 - Msg 63191: Good luck on the job hm. I know it will all work out for you.

Hey Dud, Please don't feel you have to tread lightly on here for me. The last thing I want to do is make anyone feel they can't say something for fear of offending. Feel free to speak your mind, you ain't gonna upset me. I may join in your celebration if in fact she throws in the towel tonight. That remains to be seen though. My only concern is that the two who remain standing don't really trip my trigger either. I'm really bothered by that. Oh well, whatever will be will be.

Hey Boo, you having snail and brains tonight for dinner? Better be careful what you point at on that fancy menu.

Ro, you reminded me of Barney talking about watching them cook your meal at Morelli's when you mentioned you can watch the girl pull the cookies right out of the oven ha ha. And then saying all that for 40 bucks. I was just waiting to hear you say "and don't forget the succatash, an ample portion of succatash. I hope you left them a 50 cent tip. LOL

Have fun and be safe Rev. Don't strain yer larnyx.

Prayers for all who need em.


June 03, 2008 - Msg 63192:
Dud, hope you didnt get bit by them spiders!
Good episode, from which, btw, I gleaned my new year's resolution of not shoping on Sundays, and i am proud to say that i am still 100% abiding by it! Just adjusted to get things done sat. or Monday after work, if I have more to buy.
Prayers for HM and all.

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63193:
Anyone know any good charities that I can give to concerning help for the cyclone victims and US storms etc. I want to give to something that will use MOST of my donation to actually help those in need, and not to pay for exorbitant salaries.

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63194: what about the red cross, MDC?

Well, my cold is worse but I left the hotel for lunch and actually found the old Tip Top Cafe. I got there before noon and got a table right away. the place looks like it did 50 years ago but very clean and good service. I didn't feel like eating much and just had a grilled cheese and coffe but it was fun anyhow.

Managed to do just a little shopping but not much. I think I will read a good book and kick back...


June 03, 2008 - Msg 63195: Yeah, just stay home and catch that George Raft movie on the tv...

Hope you feel better, BOO. Prayers for all you porch-pals and for all who need them today, and that includes Hillary.

I been busy, busy, busy today. Talk to y'all later...


June 03, 2008 - Msg 63196: Good afternoon, everyone. Just got back from taking the car in for the oil and filter change, and sure am glad I did. They found a broken engine mount - fixed it at no cost to me. The car is an '04, still under full warranty until 2010 or 100k miles, but I'll never hit the miles. It will age out first, and I'll trade it just before it does. I've owned it since late '05 (I think) and have never paid for any repairs - the warranty always covers. As I said earlier, you can't beat that with a stick, and the car is a joy to drive.

Starr enjoyed the trip, sat in my lap like a little lady and held court with everybody who entered the room. She got lots of pats and ear scratches, and there were as many men as women who stopped to talk to her. She loved it! She got to lick cappucino foam off my finger, and had several bites of a warm white chocolate/cranberry cookie. Just the cookie part, no chocolate for her, white or otherwise.

I just washed out the pond filters (yet again) and noticed that a couple of fish seem to be missing, unless they were hiding under the bridge. I think old Daddy Longlegs bird has been back, drat his old tailfeathers. I'm not raising those pretty little fish to feed him, I'll have him know! I also noticed there's a whole school of little tiny fish out there, an inch long or so, at least a dozen of them. I never bought them, they had to have been born there. How about that??

Hey, Boo! Wow, the Alamo Cafe and the Tip Top both - how lucky are you, girl? Some good eatin' to be had at those places. I don't know if Schilo's Deli is still in operation downtown, but they had great food, too. My dad loved to go there and have a deviled egg, a bowl of split pea soup and a pastrami-on-rye, with a big mug of root beer. Good! Sure hope you get to feelin' better. That's really annoying, to be on vacation and feeling poorly. As for a good book, have you read "The Kite Runner"? Very good, and appropriate for these times.

Dud, next time you're in this neck of the woods, give me a holler. You say you had lunch at the stockyards in Ft. Worth? Did you eat at Risky Rita's by any chance? Some gooood eatin' there, too!

Well, I feel a nap coming on, and I think I'll just do it! No reason not to. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63197: "For the love of Mike, do it! Take a nap, Romeena!"...hehe, love that episode. No, I have not read the kite runner but have heard about it.

Hey there, M-T, I thought about you the other night when I got into this hotel bed (no kidding)..all I could think of was the bedbug epidemic you spoke about recently...thanks alot. Slow down and try not to work so hard.

I was trying to take an afternoon nap when the housekeeper started slamming things around in the room next to me. Maybe I'll try again before Bruce gets back from his class.


June 03, 2008 - Msg 63198:
Hey M-T, can you sing acapella? ha
BOO- that could have been Alan Melvin, the house detective! ha
I thought of the red cross, but their execs make such steep salaries!
RO- recently a new dealership opened here. it is more like a themepark with car selling on the side! ha ...restaurant, barbershop, huge kid play area, "theme" areas for different vehicles. I havent seen it yet, but i guess it is quite the place.
Asa- maybe some of aunt bee's pickles and picalilly relish would be good! ha
Prayers folks! Jesus is Lord.

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63199:
Howdy porch family. I'm back from my shopping trip with the wife. We had a great time together. We went to a large western wear store and of course I loved that. Bought me a belt and a hat.

Spot....I'm not home brother....but my wife came up to TN to meet up with me for my summer tour. She'll be with me on the road for the rest of the summer. I won't be back home till August.(I take that back...we will stop by our house the end of June for only one day.) I'll be keeping a close watch for that UPS truck. When I go through Maine, I'll pick us up some fresh lobsters.

Asa...I'll try and take care of my larnyx. Did you know you have a larnyx? Everyone has a larnyx...All God's children have a larnyx. hehe

Boo...let's go over and ring Ro's door bell and wake her up. She too sweet to get mad at us.

I'll check back later. Prayers for all our porch family.

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63200: Yeah Dud, and Dr. P mentioned it also I think, but I did ask the insur@nce company, and they said no, to my surprise. They said it would have to come from my wife's dad since it was his car. Bummer. But the wife had taken out a tribal loan to pay for her next trip there, so she will have to use some of that.

Had my interview yesterday for the rent-to-own place. Went well, and they said they will call in a day or so.
Don't know if I really care too much, except financially, if they don't hire me for that one. The manager was telling me they sometimes have to go to people's homes to get the stuff back when the customer isn't paying, and sometimes the customers really don't want to give up their table, or whatever. See, I've dealt with disgruntled customers before(insur@nce agents in my last office job), but that was on the other end of a phone, not going into irate people's homes when you try to take back their possesions.
Anyway, that job seems to have a lot of turnover. That ad for delivery drivers is in the paper every few months or so. So I don't know if it is because they get tired of dealing with irate customers, or if they just throw their backs out, or maybe optimistically they are all getting promoted out of the job. ;)

Romeena, maybe you should get a cat. Not a real one of course as he would like the fish just as much as the bird does, but maybe a fake one, with a bobble head or something. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63201: Evening family:
Just got done with some pretty bad thunderstorms and lightening. Quite enjoyable from my rocker on the front porch. Careful there M-T, they're on the way!! (washed the car real good!)
Off to bed for some much needed sleep. ~New Neighbor

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63202: Hey there Sterling_ Hope I didn't rock on your toes! ~New Neighbor

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63203: Good Evening Friends,
Just a real quick visit. I haven't had a computer the last few days. Darned internet just wouldn't get in gear.
Seems like everyone is doing okay. I'll check the archives in a bit. Y'all take care!

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63204: Evenin' fine folks.

I sure hope you find a job that you can enjoy and that pays wel enough, Sterling...don't lose hope.

Hey to NN and Lucy.

Time to pick up that book again.


Barney: "I just came in for some foot powder"

June 03, 2008 - Msg 63205: Good evening, all. Sterling, years ago my husband had a job similar to what you're describing, and based on his experience with them (about six months) I'd say the reasons you gave would all be valid, except the last one - promotion. Nobody stayed around that long. Still, it paid the bills until he got something else. And it's true, some people got a bit upset when he showed up to take back their big old TV (that's what they rented mostly), but my husband was 6'4" and weighed about 280, and had a partner who was a fairly little guy but was mean as a snake and looked like it, so they didn't get much argument.

A bobble-head cat, you say? Hmmm. Might work. Might not, but it might work. I'll have to think about that. And find the cat, which might be hard to do. It would have to be a pretty big cat, since this bird stands about three feet tall.

I've been watching WGN tonight - they've got some sort of "retro" thing going on. I got to see several episodes of "Barney Miller", which is one of my all-time favorite shows. Not like TAGS, of course, but still a favorite. The casting was perfect, the writing was very creative, the humor subtle and still very funny. One ep tonight featured a prisoner who thought he was a werewolf, and at midnight he imagined he was changing. The inimitable Asian actor Jack Soo, as Nick Yemana, became convinced the change was happening. He told Barney that "hair is starting to grow out of his face." Barney replied (of course), "That's called a beard! It happens!" Nick's reply was classic: "Not in my family!" Funny stuff. I think they're featuring eps of "Taxi" tomorrow night - another good show.

Well, guess I'll turn in. Starr has been in here nudging me on the ankle, so I guess she's ready for bed. She had a big day today, going to the car dealership and all. Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63206: Hey to all...Well...My nephew is doing Ok and hey are trying now to reduce the pain med. Thanks again for all prayers...
I am leraning the ropes here...learning...
I here the "Ole train heading out" better get on board...God Bless all.


June 04, 2008 - Msg 63207: Good morning everyone.

NEW NEIGHBOR: Thanks for the warning. It really hit hard last night and I hear we are in for it again today.

BOO: You're welcome. Anything for a friend. ;)

I wonder where AUH2O is? I figured the Clinton pull-out would have scared him outta the woods. I hope all is okay.

MDC: I don't know, but if you hum a few bars, maybe I will jump in...

STERLING: Prayers that the right job comes along, at the right time.

ROMEENA: I love "Barney Miller," too. I always thought it was a lot like "M*A*S*H;" it was really funny but usually had a serious message lurking in the background, and great bunch of characters. In both shows, when a character left the show (Yemana, for example, who died I believe, and Frank Burns) they brought in a completely different but equally funny character (Dietrick/Winchester).

HOBO: Continued prayers for your newphew.


June 04, 2008 - Msg 63208: Yep, its been awhile sice we heard from auh20. Hope all is well...Isure thought he would have something to say about the recent politi bettcal developments.

I am feeling better today but I am pulling outta here and heading home. getting sort of bored and have other things in mind for the rest of the week. I am taking a little road trip all by myself today just to see what I can find. It is a cloudy day to the oppressive sun is not taunting me today...I am feeling very "Route 66"...ya'll know what I mean? Wish I had some Nat King Cole to listen to in the car....Anyway, enough of this pampering (Man-mom can only take so much).

See ya!


June 04, 2008 - Msg 63209: what?! Stupid laptop is driving me crazy!


June 04, 2008 - Msg 63210: Good morning, all. Boo, I know what you mean about laptops. The keyboards are weird, then don't respond in the same way as regular keyboards. They do have their place, though. I wouldn't have my little Starr if my son hadn't provided his laptop while we were in Destin last year. The whole deal for acquiring her was arranged over the net, using his laptop, on a very shaky connection involving his cell phone. I still don't know how he did it, but he did, bless him.

That little girl just gets sweeter every day. The Plum still looms large in my memory, and always will, but thank God the human heart can accommodate more than one "love". Starr is so precious to me now.

Well, gotta run. I have to work tonight and tomorrow night, so must get a few things done around here today. Peace, friends. --Romeena

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63211: Brother Rev you and Mrs Rev have a good safe trip...my month is gona get busy...Deep Sea fishing trip the 19th for 5 days then Camping the 28th for a week...kids cant wait for the camping trip..hey Ro,boo,Tom..maude when are you getting home?....well lunch will be McDonalds of Rev and the misses...hee hee...back in a bit...hot here in Ga...90"s....SPOT

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63212: test

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63213: Hello Everyone:

BOO: I hope you get to feeling well.

ROMEENA: I will tell ya the next time I am over that way. My 11 YR. old daughter starts summer camp out at Lewisville, she loves the horses and the people. We ate at Del Frisco's Steakhouse Downtown (my daughter loves this place), had to eat great Mexican at Joe T. Garcia's, We went out to Lake Grapevine to eat at Carrabas (no sign of Johnny), Lonesome Dove at the Stockyards, and of course room service breakfast at the Hyatt. My daughter calls it fancy breakfast. We went to the Gaylord Hotel complex while we were out at Lake Grapevine and had lunch at the riverwalk cafe. It reminds some people of the San Antonio Riverwalk. I told robyn that we will stay there the next time I come visit.

ASA: I was just giving you the business about the politics. What does HILLARY want?

SPOT: Those Roast Beef Po-Boys i made yesterday were sure good. I think I am going to make Italian Beef sandwiches with the same Au-Jus.

The "Dud"

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63214: Auh-20: Where have you been? The "Dud"

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63215: STERLING: I have a friend in Dallas who is a store manager for the largest Rent to Own chain. He has some war stories about when he went on deliveries and he talked about the pain of bringing a large couch up to a 3 story apartment. He is in management now and he has a very cushy job except like all retail having to work Sat and holidays. Good Luck. The "Dud"

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63216: Has anyone tuned in to the new season of the Food Network's (The Next FoodNetwork Star)? Did anyone catch the first show. A young lady (who tries to look like Victoria Beckham AKA...Posh Spice) is from Dallas and a Restaurant owner. She and her husband own Suze's Restaurant and Catering. I have eaten at this restaurant in Dallas when it was owned by Suze. It was located not far (in Dallas miles) from my house. I heard that when she bought it the quality went down. She is such an airhead. She was in the bottom two of the contestants and the only way she made it past this round was her so called mod southern fashion sense. Check it out.

The "Dud"

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63217: Afternoon Y'all...Man is it hot here today...low 90's by evening...I really enjoy coming here...everyone seems real "Downhome"...Well...had to leave for a short time and run to the walmart and get gas for the van...I could not believe the price...Un-leaded Reg...almost $4.00 per gal...I guess my just driving around is swifftly coming to a halt...Know what I mean?...I use to wonder about if this time would ever come...I guess I won't wonder anymore..huh? Hey, love and God bless to all here on the Front Porch...Till next time...

The Ole Hobo...

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63218: Well, HOBO, sometimes we put on blonde wigs and put on airs.


June 04, 2008 - Msg 63219:
APB for Charlotte Tucker. Where are you?
SPOT- I grew up camping on vacations. Have fun!
M-T--"Accapella, accapella, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah dah dah." ha
Time for Tuesday night knot tyin'.
RO- I used to love "Rev Jim" (Christopher Lloyd) on Taxi. So funny!
BOO- have a safe drive!
So it's Obama and McCain! All I can say is...

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63220:
"Andy, if there was a quail in here, half of 'em would be pointin'"

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63221: Uh, maybe YOU put on blonde wigs, M-T, but not everyone here does...!

Thanks MDC, I had a nice drive and am home safe and sound. Look for a short email from me.

Well, vacation is over, supper is cooked and the kitchen has to be cleaned. Maybe a TAGS marathon later...


June 04, 2008 - Msg 63222: Almost forgot, Ro. I thought of you yesterday when I watched a special on the race horse, Barbaros. What an amazing animal, and how wonderful were his owners, trainers and those who tried so hard to save him. Such a touching story.

Better go..


June 04, 2008 - Msg 63223:
Hello porch family....hot day today.

MDC....you got it right.....PRAYERS is what we better be doing.

Spot....I know you're looking forward to your trip.

Boo....so glad you made it home safe. Back to the real world...hehe

Ro....give little Starr a huge from the porch.

Well I'm gonna crawl to the back of this RV and hit the bed. You all have a Jesus filled night and remember that HE loves you!

June 04, 2008 - Msg 63224: Yep, REV, Tuna Helper for dinner, dirty dishes in the sink, Erin playing school in the living room with all of her stuffed animals and I would be content if Bruce was home. He has to finish out the week of training and keep suffering in that posh hotel and eating out in great restaurants every night! I am happy to be with the kids again but I miss Bruce.

I was in Cracker Barrell tonight and I found the cutest little pink cowgirl hat with a tiara glued on the front of it. I bought it for Erin and she loves it! I will have to send a picture of her in it to Ro for the photo album.

Better get Erin to bed, it's getting late...


June 05, 2008 - Msg 63225: Hey and good morning to all...Just dropped in to say hey...I use to date a girl in Huntsville Ala. She said her dad was related to Jim N...Hr sorta favored him, but It seems alot of people in Ala. say they are related to Jim...Well...anywho...Better get in the old boxcar and head out...Till next time friends...God bless and keep you...


June 05, 2008 - Msg 63226: Good morning everyone. We were hit pretty hard here by the storms yesterday.

We haven't had power at home since about 3:00 yesterday, which because we are on a well means no water. They got the power back on for our street last night around 8:00 p.m.--that is for the house until ours. It is very inconvenient, but nothing compared to what others around the country and the world are enduring from storm and other disasters. Tell the truth it really hasn't bothered me much, even though our frig will have to be dumped now and I had to get ready at work thsi morning. Actually, I feel blessed. One time a day I'd have been muttering angrily under my breath. Maybe I'm growing up?

Our yearly vacation with my folks and aunts in set to begin on Sunday. However, the Mrs. is losing valuable hours not being able to get any work done on the computer. Normally, we'd arrange someone to watch the kids and she'd go in the office, but Nora has a doctor's appointment today, she's picking my aunt up at the airport, I can't get away today, blah, blah, blah. If she doesn't get so many hours in, it's bye-bye first couple of days of vacation. I hope that doesn't happen,a nd it probably won't, but it's in the Lord's hands.

BOO: I was referring to the TAGS ep where Aunt Bee wears the blonde wig and all the ladies in town thinks she's putting on airs. I wouldn't wear a blonde wig. Now, something in a two-tone brown...

Talk to y'all at lunch.


June 05, 2008 - Msg 63227: Hi All.
Will that storm hit good tuesday night and wednesdat monr, we had heavy rain all and flooding all day .
Bother end of me wAas flood and closed .
I was helping the people across the street where the little creeck was at all day.


June 05, 2008 - Msg 63228: i erin

June 05, 2008 - Msg 63229: Hey all..its back to work for me today..Rev did the misses spend all yer money shoping?..ha ha..Dud I will take one of those sandwiches..hey MDC yea I love to camp..hey Ro,boo,TOM..hot here in Ga again..90ish..well let me cut my hair and hit the shower will holler after lunch...SPOT

June 05, 2008 - Msg 63230: Hey...lunch time...sure hope aunt Bee's home. She always slips me a plat lunch out on the back porch...that is when Barny is not around, He just don't like us hobo's...Hope she put some of her apple pie out too...MMMM it is GREAT...
But...that Barny...he's Ok...best dupty I know...and I do know a few...Me and Otis get alone real well...He and that cow...or horse...well...I guess it depends on which side of the bottle you are looking through...
Hey, God bless and keep Y'all


June 05, 2008 - Msg 63231: Well porch friends, I'm outta here to get ready for vacation. The power is back on (hallelujah!). You all won't hear from me again until about June 17 (stop that clapping! It's rude!). Please take care, stay safe, and act like somebody. I covet your prayers, and will keep you in mine.

10-4 over and out,

June 05, 2008 - Msg 63232: M-T prayers on your trip!..have fun...well im back at work now...let me get logged in...SPOT

June 05, 2008 - Msg 63233:
Spot- when does your camping trip start?
Prayers for MT.
Boo- got your email. Aint the Lord's timing great!
I am going to help out at our church's VBS..yup more Cath Churches are doing it these days. It's always a lot of fun and lots of good Bible learning.
TOM- my prayers for you and gizmo and all in your area.
I watched the Luke Comstock ep the other day.
TV sometimes cuts out the beginning where the mailman wont give andy the mail, but insists that it must be put thru the mailslot! then barney says: "Boy, you put a mailsack on some people and it goes right to their heads!" haha
It always cracks me up.
I hear hobo's freight pullin' out...
Prayers for all.

June 05, 2008 - Msg 63234:
APB for Spooky Benson, Ray, Dixie, Happy Nut, Adelle, Poor Horatio and all!

June 05, 2008 - Msg 63235: Bon Voyage, Me-They! Prayers for a safe and blessed trip for you and your family.

Yep, MDC...always right on time.

Just finished the grocery shopping, straightening up, cleaning the kitchen and realized how happy I was doing it. A vacation is nice but I love being a wife and mom (most of the time, anyway..ha). I have Karen's kids with me today and they will be staying the night. We have all had a tough time the past few weeks since it's been a year now that Karen passed. It's good for us all to be together. On my trip to San Antonio, as I drove around in that part of Texas, I was reminded of Karen often and the many trips we took together with the kids. It's funny I still think about how she would like a certain place or wish I could share those memories with her. Oh well, I know I'll see her again, thank the Lord.


June 05, 2008 - Msg 63236:
May i ask your prayers for my wife, Cecile? She has had a "droopy eyelid" for several years now and has finally decided to get it operated on.
It is not until July 1, but please lift up the doctor etc that all will go well. Thanks.
Boo- at least with MT away, you won't have that extra laundry! ha
"Ladies, ladies, this is Mr Tucker, Mr Malcom Tucker, from Charlotte."

June 05, 2008 - Msg 63237: MDC going to Fla deep sea fishing the 19th then when we get back the next week the 27th going camping!...lets meet at Longhorn for supper..SPOT

June 05, 2008 - Msg 63238: Howdy, all. Just stopping by on my way to work. Our hours have changed, we now clock in at 6:45pm and get off at 7:15am. I don't mind the change at all - the extra fifteen minutes at home in the evening didn't help at all anyway, but getting home earlier in the morning sure is nice.

You'll never guess what's growing in my back yard. It came up wild, and I let it go, curious about what it was. At first it looked a lot like brugmansia (Angel's trumpet), of which I have two. I thought perhaps a bird had carried some seed over or something. Well, the bigger this thing got, the more clear it became that it was NOT brugmansia. It's now taller than I am, and I still had no idea what it was until my friend Ted came this morning to fix the landscape lights. I showed it to him (an old country boy) and he identified it immediately. It's poke salat! (No, not poke salad, that's a misnomer.) Anyway, I checked it out on the internet, and sure enough, that's what it is. It's now too mature to cook, as it would be poisonous at this point. I wouldn't have cooked it anytime, even if I had known what it is, but I do think it's interesting that it's growing right there in the yard. It's something you usually find in deep rural areas, along creek banks and such. There are actually three plants, all of them huge. Guess I'll pull them up now, since I know what they are.

Well, gotta get going. Have a great evening, everyone. Be blessed! --Romeena

June 05, 2008 - Msg 63239: Porch is quite tonight..dont work to hard Romeena..im here at work all night...due to the other couple not being able to get off work the Deep Sea fishing trip has been put off till July..but thats ok..camping an xtra day now the 26th of this month for 6 days!..did yall eat supper?..I got busy here at work...got some left over steak from longhorn..MDC we will keep the misses on the prayer list!..garden is looking great but we need rain..dry and hot here...well I will check back in just a bit..when is Maude getting back on the porch?...SPOT

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63240: HOWDY FROM NORTH CAROLINA

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63241: Well hello from NC..pull up a rocker and sit a spell...porch was quite last night..guess all was sleeping good...Romeena hope you sleep good today im headed to the dog house to do the same..prayers to all traveling...Asa lets you Mavis and me whup up some eggs and bisquits and gravy,country ham,grits,hashbrowns,coffee,milk,oj...TOM you and auh20,possum,hazel and the gang pull up a stool and chow down...well back in a bit here at work..prayers...mid 90"s here today and no rain in site....SPOT

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63242: Morning to the front porch...Another beautiful day the Lord has made...Family in health...Home still here...and God's in control...so I have nothing to worry about...God bless and keep all safe.


June 06, 2008 - Msg 63243: Hi All.
Spot I wish you had all the ain we had tus and wed . and we are going to be in the 90 from now -sunday.


June 06, 2008 - Msg 63244: Morning all.


June 06, 2008 - Msg 63245: Morning Family:
This is the day that the Lord has made- we will rejoice and be glad in it!! Prayers for ya'll. ~New Neighbor

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63246:
Poke salat Annie...

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63247:
"Please find enclosed your check for 27 cents."
Hope everyone is doing OK. I saw that therte were more tornadoes in the midwest. Prayers indeed.
Thanks for the nice verse NN !
Hey to Tom and ASA.
Boo- hang in there, I know how you feel. I lost a good friend and high school classmate last month. he lived in Seattle. Just never brought it up here. But you are right, we shall meet again in heaven!
Anyone hear about the SECRET tracking of 100,000 cellphone users to see where they went? Scary stuff.
" and all are to be given a mark on their right hands..."Rev.13
OK, I admit that i am stretching it, but still, someone somewhere knew right where these 100,000 people were WITHOUT their knowledge.
Well, on to better things, have a great weekend.
God bless you all!

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63248: Doesn't seem like it would be so hard to track people without their knowledge with technology as advanced as it is. We are being traked by cameras just about everywhere we go these days...can't even run a red light without being caught on cameras at intersections. That's just the way it is. The thing that I would not do is have the microchip implanted. No way would I give anyone the capability to track me every second of the day. Crazy and I pray it never comes to that. With all the identity theft and the way everyone uses plastic, seems the next logical step would be a microchip under the skin but I'm not going there.

Better go, need to visit the folks...


June 06, 2008 - Msg 63249: I haven't heard of it, MDC. What's it all about? (the secret tracking thing)
- Hazel

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63250:
Hazel, it was in our newspaper yesterday.
Cellphones were secretly tracked by an independent research company to see how far from home people go during a given amount of time.
If you Google "100,000 cell phones tracked" you can get several stories on it.
Of course, up there in Idaho, I know that you still have to go thru Sarah to make a call! haha
"Malcom, Malcolm Tucker...yes, Tucker.
Now ladies..."

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63251:
Hello porch family......pray that all is well with you folks.

Spot....I'm sure you'll have a great time camping even if you don't go deep sea fishing.

MDC....the secret tracking deal is a new one on me. Haven't heard if this. Of course it would be easy to do if they wanted to.

Tom...try and stay cool buddy.

I'll check back later. Prayers for all the porch family.

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63252: Well I am thinking that I didn't get the job I interviewed for on Tuesday - she said she would most likely make her decision by the end of the week so I didn't get a call and that is alright. Something will come my way this summer. I am putting my heart and soul into finding something different than where I work and make decent pay. I would work for the Christian school in the nearby town but I unfortunately can't live on their salary. They lost their teacher for that very reason.

Please keep praying about this for me - I cannot face the same job I had this past year. I simply cannot. Thank you!


June 06, 2008 - Msg 63253: I haven't heard of that either, MDC. Where did you hear of it?
I know I for one turned off the GPS device on my cell phone, for reasons such as this.
Weird that this topic has come up. I have recently been viewing some scary videos on the subject on YouTube. Just do a search in YouTube for "microchip" if you want to see what I mean.

Speaking of cellphones, I just received a text message from my wife, saying that her grandma is not responding again and that she doesn't know if she will last the weekend.
I think she would last and might even get better, if they would start tube-feeding her again. Last I heard, they were just giving her liquids by "sponge"(?). I mean, you can't really expect someone to get better by starving them, can you?!
Though I can't really say too much as I am not over there and don't know the whole story.
All I do know from what I was told is that she was responding; nodding or shaking her head for questions, using her arms, and was cogniscent of who was around her.

Anyway, today is the first day of Kai's summer vacation. Haven't really done too much. She wants to go to the park but we always go there, and just went yesterday after school. It looks kind of stormy(off and on) and windy anyway. But no where near of how it is down south, I hear. We're pretty lucky in that respect.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63254: Gang im busy at work..just a quick hey Rev,prayers hm,hey MDC,Ro,boo,TOM and all...will some one cokk tonight [sorry] im just to busy..heat is hurting us here at work..mid 90"s are tough on the elect. systems!....SPOT

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63255: Hey MDC, you must have snuck in on me. I'll be sure to look up what you mentioned.

Hm, I sure will pray for your job situation, and I am in the same boat! :)
Haven't heard from the rent-to-own place, and like you, don't really care too much about that one.
I've actually applied again to the store I just left, but only for a position in the offices upstairs. Store manager encouraged me to do so, so I did. Hopefully something will pan out there.
Good luck and prayers in your job search, hm.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 06, 2008 - Msg 63256: Thank you Sterling - it was very awkward going to an interview after having 20 years at the same place. I thought I could out last this director but I can't. She has absolutely no heart and she micro manages everyone. Can you believe that one of my character flaws is that I am independent (a traveling teacher in her car by herself all day, every day and I am independent - go figure that one out!)


June 06, 2008 - Msg 63257:
Hello porch family...hot hot hot.

Spot....I'm sure this heat is hard on your power demand.

Sterling...prayers for your family.

Tomorrow I head up to Princeton,WV for a concert so I won't be able to visit the porch for a couple days. But I'll be praying for all the porch family. Remember....Jesus loves you!

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63258: Good morning, all. I finally rejoined the land of the living, after working two twelves - Wednesday and Thursday nights. My landscaper friend was here yesterday morning when I got home from work, so I was up all day working with him. We got a lot done. I got to lie down for an hour after he left, then got up and went to our monthly bunco party and had a great time. That group of women would keep a wooden Indian laughing. Then I came home, hit the bed and was practically comatose for about eight hours, and now I feel wonderful!

Eloise's granddaughter (my DIL's niece) is graduating from high school this afternoon, but I'm not going. I'm staying home and keeping my two little grandsons, who would never have been able to sit still and would have been supremely BORED!!! Awwww. I don't get to sit there and watch several hundred little blue dots walk across a distant stage. I have to stay home with two hilarious little boys and play outside, have pancakes for lunch, and watch a silly movie. Poor me! Then we're going over to the graduate's house for dinner, prepared by her mother who is a gourmet cook. Should be interesting. She makes some really great stuff.

I acquired a ten-dollar bill in change yesterday, and noticed it's smaller than the other bills, by about 1/8" in both directions. I think I'll keep it for a while, until I can learn more about it - and whether it's genuine. It's well-worn, though, so I can't imagine it could be counterfeit and have survived an unknown number of trips through the bank. Maybe it's something I've missed, and small $10 bills are common. My powers of observation aren't all that sharp these days.

Well, gotta get some errands done before the two small tornadoes arrive. I imagine my son will bring Bentley too (their dog) so Starr will be a happy puppy. She and Bentley are great friends, but they sure do mess up a house - toys everywhere! Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63259: Me again... Interesting about the cellphone tracking thing. Part of me says "who cares? I don't go anywhere I'd be ashamed of anyway." Besides, I already have an intentional tracking device in my car - it's called OnStar! Frankly, I'm glad it's there, because if the car is stolen it can be found. More importantly, if I happen to be IN it when it's stolen (carjacking, kidnapping) I can be found as well. There's a fair amount of comfort in that knowledge.

However, I'm not as accepting of having my cell phone tracked, but not because I'm scared of "big brother" or some statistics-gathering outfit thousands of miles away. My concern is rooted in the astonishing rate of advancement of technology these days. If government or some large data-gathering company knows where I am, I really don't care. However, if some delusional and demented techno-nerd with mayhem on his mind learns how to track people, that's scary. Now I seriously doubt someone like that is going to go after an aging, crusty old gal like me, but I have beautiful daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters who could be prime targets. So, the "I" which I have used is a collective one. I'd prefer that some monster not be able to track any of us, and it certainly can happen. We went from computers that required a huge, well-chilled room, available only to big corporate America and government, to the one that sits on my desk, in a few short years and mine has waaay more power than the big old original models had. That's what scares me. Not so much what corporate or governmental entities will do with such technology - it's when it falls into private hands that it gets sticky, because some of those hands will be pretty dirty. --Romeena

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63260: Can I come to lunch too, Romeena? That would really hit the spot, pancakes and a silly movie. I agree with you on graduations. Hundreds of tiny blue dots. I bring my binoculars to those things.
Well, I had dental surgery on Thursday, and am feeling sick as a dog and NOT having the time of my life. Will go and lay down now.
- Hazel

Barn: "Hey, I just saw your mother-in-law coming out of the dentist!" (To Otis, who had hit her in the mouth with a leg of lamb)

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63261: Come on, Hazel, and have lunch with us. I'm not making traditional pancakes, though. I watched Alton Brown on "Good Eats" one night, and he was making jonnycake. I got his recipe, and I think that's what I'll make. I'll tell the kids they're "Indian pancakes". That will get them interested. My grandma used to make jonnycake, but I never knew how she did it. Now I know! --Romeena

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63262: Your second post snuck in on me, Ro. I agree. I doubt anyone would be interested in where I go and what I do, but as we all know there are lots of criminals out there who have nothing better to do than figure out how to steal peoples identities and steal money from them; and with even more knowledge of peoples activities, I'm afraid it would be used for no good purpose.
- Hazel again

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63263: That's it, Ro! The criminals tracking our cell phones to figure out our recipe for Jonnycake!
- Hazel

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63264: Romeena can I join you ladys for lunch..I just got up so pancakes would be good!..but I do not care for Alton Brown shows..love cooking shows but just not the way his shows are produced..Bobby Flay!..put my net top on my boat and it looks good..mid 90"s here..hey TOM,Rev,auh20,asa,M-T...Maude?..possum,Lucy,Robyn,NC,NN,sterling and all...im off till mon at 2pm..got a good short shower last night on the garden..well im back to waxing on the boat....maple syurp please Romeena...SPOT

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63265: Omigosh, Hazel! I hadn't thought about that, I'll bet they really are after our recipe for jonnycake. Well, they can't have mine! Or maybe I'll sneak some weird ingredient in, and then let them get the recipe. Something like plaster of Paris or something - that'll fix 'em!

Yeah, I know, Spot, ol' Alton is weird, but he's pretty funny sometimes, too, and he does have some good recipes. --Romeena

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63266: "Hand over the Johnnycake recipe and nobody gets hurt....!"

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63267: I don't know about that. You might get hurt a lot if I give you the tricked-up recipe. --Romeena

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63268: Hello Family:
It's HOT HOT HOT here too. Ro- do you think they want some of those killer pickles. Ya know, the fairs will be coming up soon and they gotta have a winning pickle recipe!! Asa, give em yours! No, never mind, they smell like dirty feet...
Have a blessed day tomorrow . ~New Neighbor

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63269: It takes a wiley woman to mess with a man's Johnnycakes, Miss Romeena...they should call you "Bloody Mary"!

June 07, 2008 - Msg 63270: HeeHee...love the Johnnycake humor!

Hazel, I was watching some TAGS today and noticed that there is another Hazel in TAGS besides the chicken. Hazel is also the pianist in the episode about Barney and the Choir.

The weekend is sort dull. Hey Ro and Hazel, how about we go spend Saturday night in that fancy hotel in Raleigh? It costs 7 dollars a night but they have twin beds. We could eat french food and hang out with the hotel detective. I happen to watch that jewel theif ep tonight and thought it was so funny that Andy and Barney shared a room with twin beds. Couldn't they have gotten two rooms? Would seem more normal for grown men.

Better go get Erin out of the shower and ready for bed...

Preachin' tomorrow!...