June 11, 2008 - Msg 63349: Right, keep the faith and hang in there...good advice, MDC. Sometimes all you can do is hang in there in the storm. I know I have been losing my focus lately and not weathering life's storms very well. I have been focusing way to much on me and not enough on Him. I have been feeling anxiety and depression knocking at my door...haven't actually let them in yet but they are knocking this week. Lots of temptation to give into the negative thoughts but I am still hainging in there. At times in my life, I seem to wage some really big battles with doubt. I guess I'm not alone there, though. It always helps to be able to come here to the porch and read about what is happening in the lives of my porch buddies and you guys are always such an encourgment.

Think I'll take my shower and find a good book to read...hey, maybe I'll read THE good book.


PS-Erin is watching the "Aunt Bee The Warden" episode again. She just loves it and asks to see the "Bloody Mary" episode!

June 11, 2008 - Msg 63350: "I'll take the Mr. Potato Head!"
- Hazel

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63351: Boo,you could be describing me up there in your post.That's how I've been feeling. Prayers for us-let's Put God in charge.

Thanks Marty,spot,Boo,MDC,and all for your concern over my friend's grandchild.Means a lot.

Y'all have a good day-love to all.
possum under a rock

P.S. Heard on Fox news that Jim Nabors turns 78 today.Happy Birthday Gomer! 78- golleee!

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63352: Morning all.
Possum, sorry to read that about your friends Grand Daughter. How very sad. I know I'd be devastated if anything happened to my Mariah or Amy. Prayers for their peace during this very difficult time.


June 12, 2008 - Msg 63353: Well hey there possum,marty,asa.....GOOD MORNING MAYBERRY!...lets try McDonalds for breakfast..there steak and egg bagles are good...well let me get some chores done before work at 2...SPOT

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63354: Spot send some rain here.
We can used a little right now,what all the hot day, is making everything dry up.


June 12, 2008 - Msg 63355: Good Morning Everyone: Thank you for your Comments MDC, Marty from Mt. Top, Spot, Boo & Romeena. I am off of my soap box. Pray for the River Flood victims and the Boy Scouts and their families who had their camp destroyed in Iowa.

The "Dud"

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63356: TV LAND TAGS alert:

Two of tonites episodes is the Darlings "Divorce Mountain Style". Where Dud is played by that Gilligan fellow. What a travesty. The 8:00 episode is "Fun Girls". Hello Doll....Only time Goober and Gomer are in the same episode...I think I will sow my fingers and talk like Cary Grant.

The "Dud"

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63357: Thanks for that bulletin, CUC...I will be watching. I love the fun girl episode.

Hey Possum, hope today is a better day for you. I know you must be hurting for your friend and her family. Prayers continue.

Hey TOM, don't melt! I know the heat has been pretty bad already and we still have a long ways to go. August here in South Texas is always just unbearable. It is a little better here on the coast because we have a sea breeze...the humidity is tough to deal with, though, and forget about your hair. You can fix it, and after you have been outside in the wind and humidity, it looks terrible in about 60 seconds.

Hey ASA, how are things in your area? Is it hot there?

Well, my coffee is finished and there is lots to do today. My sister and I are going to be doing some cleaning and helping dad get ready for his trip today. There is always so much to be done over there. See ya later...


June 12, 2008 - Msg 63358: Waht in the world did I do? Who is "CUC"...I was trying to type "DUD"...these darned acrylic nails!


June 12, 2008 - Msg 63359: Come on back to the porch Auh2o...been missing you!


June 12, 2008 - Msg 63360: Auh2o must be vacationing with Hillary.

Internet and talk radio chatter is that Obama might not be eligible to run for the presidency. His campaign will not release his birth certificate to authenicate that he was not born overseas to a non military father who was not a citizen. Maybe Hillary will be the Democratic nominee and they are just saving for the right time....The Clinton research team is top notch and if any one knows about this it could be Team Clinton.

The "Dud"

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63361: I am going to take my Girlfriend out tonite. Gonna go Dinein' and Dancin'. She is a gorgeous woman who looks 10 years less than her actual age. The young guys in the club get intoxicated and come on to her, and me at 6'4'' and 218 lbs have to set them straight. I think she gets a kick out of the attention, but she knows she is hot to the males in attendance regardless of age. Women...haven't been able to figure them out, but at least she doesn't play games with me. She just likes to have a good time and she works hard for her money...She is sure not shy..she is on the LA. highways 5 days a week, Southern Belle Sweet Talkin' her clients and getting purchase orders. She loves my Daughter and she used to work for my Father, so the family loves her...I guess I am lucky for an old man.

The "Dud"

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63362: Ha, that should bring him out of hibernation...vacationing with Hillary! ha

Interesting about Obama...I had not heard that.


June 12, 2008 - Msg 63363: Hello Boo: Maybe Auh2o can confirm that Bill and Hillary don't sleep in the same quarter.

Hello Asa: good to see that your are in the mix...Where are you new porcher...HoBo? Give us a ring..... The "Dud"

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63364: "Judy,Judy, Judy"

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63365:
Dud, yup, you are one lucky od man! ha
I heard on the radio that in some areas of Montana SUMMER school was canceled today due to SNOW! Is this crazy or what?
Boo, I have been tempted in many ways lately myself, but with the Lord's help, I am standing firm. I really think the evil one knows that his time is short!!
Prayers for all!
"My cousin goober did that one liberty,
he took a picture with the hood open.
We deemed it a privilege to work on that car."

"Santa Lucia..."

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63366: Afternoon porch, just breezing by for a minute.
Been busy at work today and not much time to take a break.

It's a beautiful day here, a little breeze, kinda hot but sunny so I am not complaining.

We talked to my son last night and they are doing okay on their mission trip. This trip is a little different than what they have done before in terms of the church and the community it is located in but I think they are doing okay. They will be home Saturday.

Since we have not heard from SPOT for a dinner menu I will help him out tonight. Lets grill boneless ribs, corn on the cob, potato wedges and we will have SLAW and rolls. Apple dumplings and home made ice cream for dessert. sweet tea or lemonade to drink. see you at supper.

Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63367: Thanks Maude!..supper sounds good..I will bring some green onions and a jar of hot peppers..kinda busy here at work...Tom I will try to send you some rain buddy...SPOT

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63368: Woohooo! Apple dumplings, right up there on the top of my favorites list. I love those things, especially with whipped cream, or (ahem!) homemade ice cream. That's some good eatin'!

Possum, prayers for your friend in that tragic situation. Some things are very hard to understand, aren't they?

Where is auh2o, anyway? He's been gone way too long. Anyone been in touch?

Tom, it's hot here, too. 95 degrees right now, with a hot dry wind blowing, just sucking the moisture out of everything. I don't know which is worse, that wind or high humidity.

Well, guess I'll rustle up some dinner. I thawed out one of those roasts I cut off that whole tenderloin I bought a couple of weeks ago. I'll get at least three, maybe four meals off that little roast. Finding it on sale like that made it do-able, and I've already had some mighty good eatin' from it.

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

June 12, 2008 - Msg 63369:
"So you want to be fe-ci-tious about the clock in my stomach, you can make fun of my clock, but not my mother's clock."
Prayers contnue for sterling, homemaker and all in need. Hope REV is doing OK.
So sad about the 4 scouts at the Iowa camp. Lord help us. My prayers are with all involved there as well.

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63370: Prayers for the scout familys..the porch is quite tonight..its about midnight now ..nothing on the tube except the movie "Big"..pretty good but have seen it a bunch..yall ever watch the History channels "Ax Men'..neat show...well snack will be fig newtons and milk...will check back in just a bit..SPOT

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63371: Seems like so many missing from the porch these days. I really miss them. Whatever happened to Merri Weather? I always enjoyed her posts.

Can't think of much to say this morning. Hope everyone has a blessed day.


June 13, 2008 - Msg 63372: Happy Friday 13th porch.


June 13, 2008 - Msg 63373: I wanted to share something with you all since Father's Day is Sunday. There is a short video on God Tube that you just have to see! Go to godtube.com and on the home page, under "promoted videos" you will see one entitled, "My Redeemer Lives-Team Hoyt", it will show a little picture of a man swimming. It's a video of a man doing a marathon with his disabled son and make sure you have your hankie with you..I didn't and the front of my shirt is wet from tears. Very touching in a good way and a good message about the Father's love for us. I emailed the video to the closest men in my life as a Father's Day greeting. Be blessed!


June 13, 2008 - Msg 63374: Ah! Friday the 13th?! I didn't even realize, ASA. That was like a hit and run post. Stay a little longer next time and tell us how things are going.


June 13, 2008 - Msg 63375: Good Morning Everyone:

I TIVO'd the TV land last night and were my eyes deceiving me or did they cut out Goober sowing his fingers on the "Fun Girls" episode (more comercial time is needed, I supose. I have alot of the shows on uncut DVD. Bob Denver just don't cut it as a true Dud.

I had a great time with the girlfriend last night. She is on the road most of the days of a week and the gas prices are killing her bottom line.

What is for lunch today?

The "Dud"

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63376: SPOT: I have watched AX Man and I like it. I wonder if life and health ins#rance is in their benefits package. I thought oil field work was dangerous...I couldn't last one day out in those woods, even if I was a young man.

The "Dud"

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63377: I guess I will have to make lunch out at the Porch. Homemade burgers and Cajun French fries. Got the Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce, My special Creole Mustard, Mayo, Oak Grove La. Tomatoes and some of those lovely 10/14 Texas (As sweet as Vidalia GA.) Onions. Texas State Fair Corndogs for the Kiddies with regular French's Mustard...and for Boo, Romeena, myself and other Porchers, some no surgar added Bannana Split Blue Bell Ice Cream.........The "Dud"

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63378: May 10, 2007 - Msg 52181: I smell gas. You smell gas?

Well of course you smell gas! What do you think this mower runs on--coal?!?

I have ben reading the Archives and found some "Gold"....

From Me-They: DAPHNE: My name comes from Barneyís vocal exercises. Itís one of my favorite episodes. Since AUH2O has gone awol, Iím explain that his name comes from gold (AU) plus water (H2O); heís a big Barry Goldwater fan.

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63379: Post# 63378 Is from the "Dud" not Bob Denver!

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63380: Another Golden Archive Moment:

May 10, 2007 - Msg 52189: My name comes in honor of Aunt Bea and Clara Edwards (homemaker) - of course I get my fine cooking ability from Clara Edwards - she always did win blue ribbons at the fair.

GLad to see the porch so full!


The "Dud"

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63381: More Gold:

May 10, 2007 - Msg 52197: hi everyone!

how neat it's been, reading the meaning of all the names in here. some of you got quite creative with names from the show, that weren't the obvious ones!

but i still need one more explanation... so yes, please BOO, please explain a little further (started out as a man but became a woman)........

May 10, 2007 - Msg 52200: I was just looking back at the archives to see how long I have been sitting on the porch and I can't believe it's been 5 years! Time flies. Anyway, Daphne, we I happened upon this site 5 yrs ago, I didn't know how things worked here because I didn't observe the workings of the porch before I jumped right in. Well, I thought you were supposed to take on another character, so I chose to be a man. I made up some stupid story about how I got my name from "To Kill A Mockingbird". It wasn't long until I realized that I wasn't supposed to pretend so I had to confess and tell everyone that I was a girl. I went ahead and kept the name Boo, though, because it is in TAGS in the scene where there are some real criminals in the jail and Gomer gets really close to the bars and is staring at one. The criminal gets in Gomer's face and says, "Boo!".

The "Dud"

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63382: More Gold:

May 10, 2007 - Msg 52210:
Daphne, my name is from the Darling family having so many cousins. I love all the Darling episodes, so i came up with Mr Darlin's Cuz or MDC for short!
Wow, what great memories Romeena, I was caught "in between" yours and boo's. I was 50s-60's childhood. Now i gotta think of some, HA
God bless you all,

The "Dud"

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63383: I know I am going to find out alot by going into the Porch Archives...But this is for your many fans ROMEENA:

May 10, 2007 - Msg 52224: Well, Ray, you have taken the title away from me. I was the elder porchster until you arrived, but I'll be happy to be the second banana. I was born 7/24/39, so we're two years apart, less one day. My late husband was born 7/29/37, so you and he were just four days apart. I grew up in and around San Antonio, then after marriage, we moved around the country some, back to SA, then to the Dallas area in 1973 and have been here ever since. I've lost touch with everyone I knew in high school, so didn't attend any reunions - I never knew when they were being held, and since my husband died before the 50th, I probably wouldn't have attended anyway, so didn't bother to try to find out when it was. Well, anyway, I no longer feel like the oldest rock on earth - I'm glad you're here! --Romeena

The "Dud"

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63384: The very last post on the past I think it does all of us justice.

May 11, 2007 - Msg 52235: Morning folks.
I am enjoying this stroll down memory lane bunches. Thanks for sharing them. Ray, Romeena, thanks for being here. I have always had great respect for my elders, and I mean that sincerly. You bring such wisdom and true life experiences with you. And Boo, your comment about not having kids with three heads gave me my laugh for the day. I was 15-25 in the 70's. And I enjoyed much of it, even disco music. To this day if I hear the BeeGee's or Donna Summer or Blondie, I am taken back very quickly.
Hope you get feeling better Tom.
Prayers for Millie and Sugarplum and anyone else needing them.


The "Dud"

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63385: SPOT: I guess I am an Idiot? What is the origin of your name?

The "Dud" going Fishin' and you will not be bothered anymore...see non-signed post....

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63386: Wow, thanks for that trip down memory land, DUD! I loved it!...my name story is a little embarrassing but there it is...hehe.

I didn't realize Asa was 7 years older than me...he always seems like such a spring chicken.


June 13, 2008 - Msg 63387: Goobers Talking dog...with the two way radios.......and the horse that was not...remember?.....prayers to all....gona get logged in here at work...SPOT

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63388: "I got me a talkin' dawg! We're gonna be rich you and me!"
"Well, come on spot say somethin'!"
Love that episode, and the BIG lesson at the end!

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63389:
That's "Mr Darlin's Cuz to you DUD! haha

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63390:
Well, you all get to preachin' this weekend.
Prayers continue for all throughout the country, and also prayers for our Supreme Court so they wont make any more dumb decisions!
God bless you, Jesus saves!

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63391: Supper Time..Menu:big bbq:grilled chicken,sausages,pork chops,lobster tails,corn,baked taters,rice,baked beans,fried okra,salad,rolls,sweet tea,big maude slaw...ready at dusk....SPOT

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63392:
Mmmm, good grub!

June 13, 2008 - Msg 63393: That's asking alot of the court system, MDC. ;)

Supper time sounded good, Spot, sorry I missed it. I take my chicken without the skin, btw.;) And the lobster tails I believe I will just let slide on by.
Oh, and the grubs too, Msg 63392. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

June 14, 2008 - Msg 63394: Yea, I never cared much for grubs or lobster and I like my chicken without the skin, like Sterling.

Been doing anything fun with Kai so far this summer, Sterling? I took my kids and Karen's kids to the pool today and we had alot of fun. I used to just take them and read a book or something but I have decided to swim, to, for the exercise. I was in the whole time the kids were and we played Marco Polo and freeze tag, had races, etc. It was great. I am going to try to take them often this summer. I will probably do it until later in the summer. Once it gets into August, the water doesn't seem as clean and it is SO hot. After swimming I took the kids for Chinese food and then we went to Walmart to get Father's Day cards. There were lots of folks out doing the same!

Hope you all have a peaceful evening..


June 14, 2008 - Msg 63395: Hey Romeena I have got some more pics for you but dont know if I have done them right,not good with the camara and comp but I just have your OLD air mail.net will you send me your new mail address to my yahoo please?...I think you sent it to me before but ...well you know this old dog I probably deleted it but want this time...thanks..hope you can resize the pics or do something with them...me putting pics on the comp are a MESS...I am gona get Miss Sherry to show me...well Sterling I do remember the no skin bird for you...hey Boo...Rev,Msude,possum....well will hope to hear from ya soom Ro....well let me get the reports run here at work...prayers...SPOT

June 14, 2008 - Msg 63396: Breakfast will be Shoneys Breakfast bar on Romeena and I!...Asa you and Boo park cars and we will save you a place.....prayers...grass mowing for me today after sleep this morning...slow night at work....SPOT

June 14, 2008 - Msg 63397: Spot Thamk You for some of your raim last night ay coo. thing down some.


June 14, 2008 - Msg 63398: Good morning, all. Worked last night, wasn't a bad night at all - had one lady who was just so sweet it was a pleasure taking care of her. The rest were nice too, but she was really a stand-out. Now I'm off until next Wednesday night. Yay!

Spot, you send those pictures on. I can probably fix them up so they'll go in the album. I'll send the address to you at yahoo.

Well, I'm tired, think I'll have a bit of breakfast and then settle down for a nap. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

June 14, 2008 - Msg 63399: Will do Romeena..thanks...will try to get to that this weekend...TOM its raining here very light this afternoon but not gona last...im off till monday at 2...well lets grab a burger at mcdonalds and lt me get started on this grass...Rev you and Maude wake up!...SPOT

June 14, 2008 - Msg 63400: Glad you had a good night, RO. You deserve one. I've been meaning to ask how Dale, Jr is doing these days?

Just took Karen's kids home and they are off to their grandparent's house for a week or two, which is good. They enjoy being there.

Working on prepartions for Father's Day tomorrow. The kids are drawing some pictures that I will put in a frame for Bruce's office.

Trying to catch up the laundry today and get things squared away this week. Sean and I will be leaving for camp on the 23rd and mom-in-law will be here to help Bruce with Erin while he is at work.

Sorry, nothing too interesting to talk about today. Just thinking of you all...


June 14, 2008 - Msg 63401:
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the porch dads!

June 15, 2008 - Msg 63402: Dale, Jr. is doing pretty well, Boo. He has full kidney functioin now, so that's no longer an issue. Liver function is minimal, but present to some degree. Transplant possibility is still on the table, though his labs are looking so good that there is good reason to believe it won't be necessary. Time will tell. His appetite is great, and that's a good sign. I'm very hopeful.

Spot, I got the pictures, thanks. They will be no problem, they're just big and reducing them is easy. They're already in .jpg, so don't have to convert them. I'll get them in the album tonight or tomorrow.

For now, I'm off to have dinner with my son and DIL and her family. It's her parents' 47th anniversary, so we're celebrating. See you later! --Romeena

June 15, 2008 - Msg 63403: No swimming, yet, Boo, but Kai and I have been playing some tennis(it's taking time, but she is actually getting pretty good), and endless trips to the park and schools to play on the playground equipment. She loves the swings above all else. She likes to get way up high so that the swing "jumps". Remember doing that?

Well, better get to bed so I am not sleeping in church tomorrow. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

June 15, 2008 - Msg 63404: Wishing all the "Porch Daddies" a very Happy Father's Day! Love to all you guys.
possum under a rock

June 15, 2008 - Msg 63405: Thanks Possum.
Good Sabbath all.


June 15, 2008 - Msg 63406: Thanks Romeena...hey asa,sterling,possum....and to all dads happy Fathers Day..kids will be here after preaching and we will go across the field to pops and grill....ywll are welcome....well getting ready for preaching...SPOT

June 15, 2008 - Msg 63407: Happy Father's Day to all of our Father's here on the porch. I hope your day is filled with love from your family and the Lord.
Blessings toyou and yours,

June 15, 2008 - Msg 63408: Happy Father's Day to all you dads. What a heavy responsibility you have, but made light by off-setting joys. God bless you.

My own father went to be with the Lord on the morning of Father's Day in 2003. It was a hard time, as I found myself giving up the good man who had been such a powerful influence in my life, who had truly "brought me up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord", and had slain many dragons for me, but who stepped aside when my own knight entered my life. Aside, but not out. My dad was always there, and gently resumed his protective role when my husband passed in 1996. Already in the early stages of Alzheimer's at that time, still he tried to look after me. Even though I became the caregiver in his final years, I always felt just a little bit safer in this world because he was still here, and when he left, it was hard to let go of my last earthly anchor. Still, he had prayed for and dreamed of his own home-going, to meet the Lord and find my dear mother again, so I could only wish him Godspeed and be grateful as I let him go.

Now I watch my tall son as he rears his two little boys, and marvel at his wisdom and insight, and applaud the humor with which he tempers the necessary discipline. He is firm but fair, he encourages performance in sports but does not require it, and can be as tender as their mother in caring for them. He had a good role model in his own dad, and now he's repeating the cycle. God is good.

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

June 15, 2008 - Msg 63409: I remember when your father passed Romeena. A sad day, but one to rejoice also.
I love your comments concerning his stepping aside when you met Dale. Let me tell you as a father that has been one of the most difficult things to do. I love my two daughters with all my heart, and just figured there wasn't anyone out there that was worthy of them. Of course that wasn't the case, and as they have bothe met and married good men, it has still been difficult to "step aside" as you so sweetly put it. They both called me first thing this morning to wish me a nice day and tell me they love me. We will later have them and their families over for dinner and games. I'm still there for them if the need exists, and they know that. Thanks Romeena, for your thoughts.
Happy Fathers day everyone.


June 15, 2008 - Msg 63410: what was the name of the column that barney wrote for th scholl newspaper

June 15, 2008 - Msg 63411: Sorry, 63410, I can't remember. I know it was one of those "catchy" titles.

Spot, your pictures are in the album. Those tomato plants are gorgeous. Sure wish I could get a bucket of the beauties when they start bearing. Your home, of course, is beautiful. What a joy it must be for you to drive in after a long shift and see that pretty place waiting for you.

I now have Bentley, my granddog - will have him until Thursday, as his family is out of town. He's a good boy, Starr will enjoy having him to play with.

The natural world is just wonderful. There was no activity in my yard at all, so about an hour ago, I put out cracked corn, shelled peanuts, regular birdseed and a "critter mix" that contains sunflower seeds and bits of fruit and nuts as well as regular seed. I hardly got back in the house before a host of wildlife descended on the yard. At this moment, I can see pigeons, doves, sparrows, grackles, starlings, a blue jay, a woodpecker, a pair of cardinals, three mockingbirds and three squirrels. They all co-exist fairly well, just an occasional squabble that is usually settled quickly. It's all so much fun to watch.

Well, off I go. See you later. --Romeena

June 15, 2008 - Msg 63412: What sweet thoughts concerning fathers on the porch today. Asa, today in church they showed a slide show of pictures they had taken of men in our church with their little daughters (they had taken the pictures of dads and daughters over the past several weeks and had some great pictures) and during the slide show, one of the men who could sing well sang that song that is popular now called, "Cinderella", which is a man singing about dancing with his little girl while he still has her because soon she'll be gone. Very sweet and caused some tears among the dads. I think that the father/daughter bond is very special and extremely important. I see firsthand every week at the drug rehab, just what damage an absent or abusive dad can do. God bless you fathers who have sacrificed so much and always put your little ones first. It's the most important job you will ever have.


June 15, 2008 - Msg 63413: Thanks for sending the pictures, SPOT. I love your place...so green and beautiful and the house is lovely. Ro is right, it looks like the kind of place that would be great to come home to at the end of a long shift. How does the pole barn work? What kind of roof will you put on it, what color will it be, etc.?

Ro, your backyard sound like such fun to watch! Thanks BTW, for the update on Dale, Jr. Glad he continues to improve.

Better get going. We had a big dinner and I took a long nap (yee-haw). Now I'm off to mom's for a bit. My dad left this morning for his trip to California with my brother, Dave. I hope he is having a good time but he has been having alot of unexplained nausea lately. All his lab work is normal so we will have to look into it further when he returns. Hope you all have a great summer evening...slow down and enjoy your loved ones.


June 15, 2008 - Msg 63414:
Hello porch family....Just got in from my concert. I leave Pigeon Forge in the morning for two days home then I'm off to south Louisiana.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all dads.

Spot....nice looking pics brother.

And as always...thanks to Ro for keeping the porch pictures updated. That is so nice to be able to see some of the faces that we chat with.

Gonna hit the bed back in the motorhome. You all have a great night and know that you folks are in my prayers. Jesus loves you!

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63415: Good evening, all. Have just been hanging out this afternoon with Starr and her gentle giant playmate, Bentley. They're so cute to watch as they play. Starr knows no fear, trusts him completely, and pretty much bosses him around. He just good-naturedly goes along with it all. He's a good boy.

Boo, you are spot-on with your comments about the damage done to children, especially little girls, by absent or abusive fathers. This may interest you. Some years ago, Dale and I noticed a young woman standing outside the church as we were going in. We didn't recognize her, and she looked a bit lost, so we stopped and spoke to her, and were able to direct her to the proper SS class. We saw her again after church and invited her to go to lunch with us. She did, and in the conversation over our meal, we discovered that she was not saved, but was seeking. She confided that she had been abused by her father, and had difficulty trusting anyone. She had only been to church a few times in her life, and admitted to being confused by descriptions of God as our "heavenly Father", stating that she didn't think much of fathers, generally speaking. Here's the good part. Dale asked her if she had any idea of what she would have wanted her father to be like, what would be her ideal relationship with a father. She said yes, she would have wanted him to be kind and loving, unwilling to hurt her, to protect her and want only the best for her, etc. She went on with a lengthy description. When she finished, Dale looked her in the eyes and said, "You have just described God. The father you have always wanted has been there all along, just waiting for you to find Him. In fact, He loves you so much that He was willing to sacrifice himself in the person of his Son, in order to save you." She started crying, and said that was a whole new idea for her, and she would have to think it over. The next Sunday, at the end of the service, she accepted Christ and was baptized that night. She has been an active church member ever since.

I don't know if that little idea will work with your girls, but it's worth a try. That was only one of many, many times that I was so proud of my Dale. I have missed him a lot today.

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63416: Hope all the Dads here had a good Father's Day.
I certainly did.

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63417: # 63410, I think the name you're looking for is "Pick-ups and Splashes from Floor and Pool". By Barney Fife. (It just ran that once)
- Hazel

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63418: Beautiful story Ro. You shared it with me about 2 years ago when I first started the bible study at the rehab and I have thought of it many times and used it in my conversation with the girls. It defintely has an impact, thank you for sharing it with me. I will continue to use it. You're a blessing, Ro.

Hey Chuck....don't rush off...

Well, the coffee is finished and I need to go over and give mom her breakfast. My sister is staying with her at night and when she leaves for work, I go over and make mom breakfast, etc. Plenty to do this week, that's for sure. Thank God I have the ability to do what needs to be done.


June 16, 2008 - Msg 63419: Good Morning Everyone:

Thank you to everybody that wished us a happy father's day. First Dad's Day holiday that I didn't get to spend with my daughter in person. Only time I miss Dallas is days like yesterday. Had to think about missing my grandfather and father...Went fishin' to ease the mind and caught the Bayou trash of the Turtles, Gasper Goo Carp and Alligator Gar. Caught a couple of good sized Bass and Bream though.

SPOT: Thank you for the update on your Porch name. REV: Many prayers for you and the Mrs. regarding your trip to Acadiana. Eat some good seafood for me. Boo & Romeena: Caught the Food Ntwk's "Diners & Drive Inn", show last night and caught the episode featuring the Tip Top Cafe. I was impressed. That Chef from Dallas "Lisa" on next "Next Food Network Star" won another competion. She impressed Martha Stewart last night. I guess I am wrong about her. She still needs to quit cooking in those $850.00 4" heel "S*x in the City" shoes. Next week episode features her slipping and falling on her tail in the kitchen.

The "Dud"

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63420: Seems like everyone had a nice Father's Day. We did, too. Grilled some hamburgers on Saturday and took them and all the 'fixings' over to my parents home. Since Dad doesn't get around very well these days, we have all our get togethers over there.

Yesterday was also my 23rd anniversary. What a blessing the years have been. I have the most wonderful husband!!

Boo, I love your comment, "Thank God I have the ability to do what needs to be done." I've said that many a time myself in different situations. We need to have thankful hearts and not take anything for granted.

I would love to see these pictures that have been talked about. Is there a website?


June 16, 2008 - Msg 63421: Thanks Romeena..Boo it will be an old timey looking barn...red with a high hip tin roof...and Rev you keep up your good work...and hey CHUCK!..Red and all well its off to work for me at 2 for 16...today and tomorrow then off a few days...will holler at ya from work....lunch will be bologna samiches and chips....SPOT

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63422: Red Romeena will holler with the web site...i have it saved at work...I have a whole sub album on there!..just click on ME....SPOT

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63423: Hello CHUCK & RED: Glad you come to see us on the Porch. Sit a Spell....Saw that great episode of TAGS where Barney is jealous of Thema-Lou and Gomer this weekend..."She never bought me lunch...we always go Dutch Treat"....The "Dud"

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63424: Hello Everyone: Gonna go to the backyard and grab the boat and catch me some more of those Turtles, Gars, and Carps (Hope some Bass and Bream are there). I would love to have a fish fry. Will go out with the Lady Friend to a house party on a Monday night??? It is a lady friend's birthday so I hope all goes well.

Andy Griffith Show
Episode 134.: Man In The Middle


Air Date: 11-02-64. It's mayhem in Mayberry when Andy tries to console Barney after an argument with Thelma Lou. *Dont Miss: Barney's mussed up hair and lipstick-covered face after making up with Thelma Lou. TV-G

Good Day All.. The "Dud"

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63425: Gonna watch the new show on TRU TV. "Black Gold" (OilField Workers and Owners) this Wed nite...Will take my lickin's..I guess like all of these shows they will show the bad stuff, which I guess this show will have alot of AMMO.

The "Dud"

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63426: Good afternoon, all. Red, it's good to see you. To answer your question, you can access the porch album on the web at romeena dot my photo album dot com. Just run it all together, you know the drill. I have personal and family photos there as well, which you're welcome to browse through if you wish, but the Porchsters album is what will be of most interest. Anyone who submits ten or more pictures gets a sub-album of their own. Spot was the first one to do that. That keeps the album from getting too big and unwieldy.

I'm spending a very lazy day. Just playing with Starr and Bentley, mostly, and watching TV. I did clean up the kitchen, it was getting scary. I absolutely hate to empty the dishwasher - most boring job there is. So, when it's full of clean dishes, there's no place to put the dirty ones! I can only stand it so long, though, and then the emptying must be done, and I did it. The kitchen is now clean once again. I hate for the kitchen or bathrooms to be dirty. I can take a little clutter in the rest of the house - Starr's toys, mostly. That puppy has more toys than the law allows, I'm sure, and she wants them all out and scattered around. I pick them up and put them in her toy box, and she immediately starts dragging them out again. And I do mean dragging - some of them are as big or bigger than she is! Too funny!

Well, guess I'll go watch Meerkat Manor. I love that show. Those little critters are so cute. I love it when they go on the warpath, tails all sticking straight up, and they go bounding along on little stiff legs, trying to look so fierce. Actually, they really are pretty tough, and some of their battles get serious. Good show.

Good luck with your fishing, Dud. Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63427: Romeena girl the work you do on the pochh album is so cool...yall get those pics to her!..wana see those mugs!...hey there dud,possum,hazel,red,CHUCK,Tom,Maude,asa lucy and all...well watching Tiger and the US open playoff...its a good one...Ga Bulldogs play baseball tonight and rave fans D Jr finally got a win...good for him and his team....well supper will be grilled hotdogs till they split open with all the fixing and big maude slaw...cokes and h20...baked beans......ok let me get some work done..thanks again Ro!yer the cats!..SPOT

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63428:
Happy Monday!
Sterling, how goes the job hunt? Yes, I sure do remember swinging so high that I'd get that little 'hesitation' before the 'down-swing'.
I'm sure there is some sort of law of physics that can specifically explain it, but who needs to? ha
Good to see our redcrested lake loon again! Don't be a stranger.
Dud, that was a good one! I like the part with Andy and thelma Lou on the porch swing.
Boo- my prayers are with you and the girls tonight. 'Speak the truth in love."

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63429: Romeena, thanks for sharing the pictures. I enjoyed looking at them...lovely families! I've gotten precious little work done today. Guess I could blame it on being Monday. Red

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63430: Hey MDC! Good to see you too. Red

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63431:
Oh, weather in Phoenix area to be 111 or 112 all week. As Colt used to say, "so hot that the dogs walk after cats instead of runnin' after 'em! haha
Prayers for all in the Japan earthquake and the continued Iowa flooding.

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63432: Supper time ...dogs are cooked and some kinda black and busted opened!..thats the way I like them!..and a glob of Big Maude slaw...whew...get 2!....good ept on right now on TV land!...whow HOT MDC!...we are in good shape here high 80"s..well back in a bit...hey sterling,maavis,Red,dud,Rev watch out for the dog truck!...back in a bit...SPOT

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63433: Hey Family:
Just stopping by for a quick rock and Hello.
Been busy with the kids...Opie turned 18 today!! It just doesn't seem possible. Gotta go get ready for bed. Long days and short nights make me feel old. Thanks for supper SPOT. Nothing better than not cooking after a day on the job. ~New Neighbor

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63434:
Slow day today on the porch. Must be the heat!
prayers for the whole gang.
As Rafe would say, it's dang hot! ha,
Hey Red, now ya gotta send Ro a pix of you and your'n! ha

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63435:
hey to Spot

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63436:
hey to double N's

June 16, 2008 - Msg 63437: Well, Happy Birthday to your Opie, New Neighbor. 18, huh? I wish he'd run for President, since he's now at the age where they know everything! (heehee)

Spot, those dogs sound like just the way I like 'em. When they're blackened and split, you just know they're gonna be gooood! A little mustard and relish, maybe some kraut, chopped sweet onion, some grated cheddar and a little chili - any or all of those additions just make a hotdog so good. Or, just plain mustard is okay, too. I ain't particular!

Sure am glad I'm not working tonight or tomorrow night. The moon is full, and I'll guarantee you our labor unit will be full, too. These are good nights to be off.

Well, guess I'll mosey on home and hit the sack. Starr and Bentley are curled up together here by my feet - so cute. You can barely see Starr, up against big old Bentley. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

June 17, 2008 - Msg 63438: Romeena yea dogs like that are so good...hey NN and happy b-day opie...yall visit the porch album and be sure to get ro those pics...slow here at work...gona look for a movie....where has that Mavis been?..CHUCK?...Robyn?..and golf fans Tiger pull it off again..the US open Champ..and my Ga Bulldogs ane 2 and 0 in the collage world series!...well will check back in a bit..Rev you get yer dogs?..Maude you slaw was great as usual...back in a bit...SPOT

June 17, 2008 - Msg 63439: Morning Porch family!..hope all slept well...im gona head home at 6 and snooze myself and then back at 2 this afternoon!..Breakfast Menu:3 eggs your way (mine over med)grits,hashbrowns,bisquits and gravy,country ham,bacon,(limp for Ro)coffee,OJ,h20...and a tear from my roll of paper towels!..Rev you watch for the brown truck!...prayers...Asa behave!..SPOT

June 17, 2008 - Msg 63440: Morning all. Hope your day is a good one.
My Uncle, who was very close to me, passed away last night. It had been expected. He was 94 and in declining health. His passing, although sad, is also a blessing. He was ready to go I think. I worry about my Aunt though. She has been suffering with dementia for a few years now. I'm not sure she even knows what's happened. In a way, I hope she doesn't understand. They've been to gether for over 60 years though, so I would imagine she has to be wondering where her partner is. They are both in as-sited living so she will be taken care of there, plus lots of visits from many caring family members, but I wonder how she is going to deal with things. Other than her mind, she is very healthy in evry other regard. If you could remember her in your prayers it would be mightly appreciated.

Thanks friends.


June 17, 2008 - Msg 63441: Good morning everyone. We're back safe and sound. As soon as I've dug out from the pile that accumulated on my desk while I was away (and I may need a backhoe), I'll catch up on the archives and tell y'all about our trip. In the meantime, prayers for you all, especially ASA's aunt and family, and thanks for your prayers.


June 17, 2008 - Msg 63442: So sorry for you loss, ASA. Prayers for your you and your Dear Aunt. I know it must be very hard to lose him even though he was ready. In my family (on my dad's side), I am very close to my uncles and it's hard to watch them age. I have 2 left and they are great guys, both near 80 now. One I have mentioned here before. He is a preacher who lost his sight when he was a young man and was in a coma for months. He had led a very wild life up to that point and when he woke up, he said that Jesus was with him and that he was giving his life to Christ. Boy, did he and what a change. He's been serving the Lord now for about 50 years. I just love visits to his home. He and his wife are very peaceful, loving people and just being in their home is like rest for the soul. We drink alot of coffee and there are always homemade Ranger Cookies (Uncle's favorite), and good conversation. I know I will miss him when he goes home to be with the Lord but I also know he longs for that day and to see again.

ME-THEY is back!! Hope that after he gets a backhoe and clears that desk off, he can come by for a good moulage...I'm anxious to hear about the family vacation, too. I'm sure he has shorts for me to wash by now...glad I'm doing laundry today.

Off to feed mom her breakfast...


June 17, 2008 - Msg 63443: Gosh, seems like I'm always doing laundry...I think when I die, they will put "All Washed Up" on my tombstone..


June 17, 2008 - Msg 63444: Hello Everyone:

ASA: Sorry for your loss... Me-They: Welcome back.

Went to a nice party last night with the Lady Friend and had New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp, French Bread and Italian Salade (and I didn't have to cook)...Having party on a Mon. night was a good idea, most of the people there are related to Otis, not much tippling going on...Talked to my Ex and daughter yesterday...and she said she will make arrangements for Robyn to fly round trip to Louisiana for $100.00...Her boyfriend is a lngtime baggage handler manager at DWF airport...sounds great to me and he will make sure security for her is at its best. . .

The "Dud"