August 05, 2008 - Msg 64783: I might add that the doctor did alot of changing in his last couple of years and we were actually friends when he passed away....there is hope for ANYBODY! haha


August 05, 2008 - Msg 64784: Hey, I didn't feel like sweeping, but there it is anyway...


August 05, 2008 - Msg 64785: Good afternoon, all. Boo, those impaired doctors you spoke of - do the initials J.K. ring any bells? The story surely sounds familiar - very similar to an incident that occurred a few years ago with one of ours, and we later learned he had done the same things in another hospital some years back.

Sterling, the blog can be found at Note - that is a dash after romeena, not a dot. Warning to all - if you're an Obama fan, you won't like the blog, so be aware. Oh - once on the blog, click on my profile and you'll be led to the other blog, which is a repeat of the old Mongolia journals, for anyone who hasn't read them, and would care to. Remember, with blogs of a sequential nature, such as the Mongolia journals, you start with the oldest one and read up.

Dud, just how "pretty" are you? Could you be described as beautiful, or just cute? (heehee)

Well, gotta work tonight, unless I get lucky and get cancelled. I'd take cancellation in a heartbeat if it was offered. Not likely, though, so guess I'd better go catch a little nap. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64786: Hey Gang...busy here at work...hey Ant-d,dud,ro,boo,sterling,mw,Tom...Rev you get some rest? long are you home in SC?...well supper: grilled pork chops,baked red taters with garlic butter,fried okra,purple hull peas,big maude slaw,tea...SPOT

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64787: Boo, you're right on both counts - twenty years ago and back, many doctors were arrogant, self-impressed boors. Not all - I am still friends with some from that era who are wise and wonderful gentlemen. But some some - well.... Anyway, things began to change, it seems to me, when more women came into medical practice. I think it deflated the egos of the arrogant ones, when young women came in and started doing the job as well or better than they did. If they were wise, they saw the writing on the wall, and adapted. I can think of several who are pretty nice guys now, but were such jacka$$es in the past that you expected them to be wearing harness. Proof that anyone can change when properly motivated. Now, unfortunately, we have some female doctors who are just as arrogant as some of the men used to be, and trust me, an arrogant, self-important female is worse than any man.

Ant D, was it you who asked earlier why the word "ins#rance" is censored? Anyway, here's why. A few years ago, we were invaded by a bunch of internet spammers - similar to email spammers, but they target sites such as ours instead of email addresses. The most notorious of those was selling ins#rance, and we would log on to find his entries - interminable, beat-your-ears-down, space-eating sales pitches. So, our dear Floyd added that word to the censored list, which blocked the entries. Result - no more spam. It worked.

Be blessed, all -- Romeena

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64788:

MDC-We can't see our neighbors houses from our front porch, so not much doing here for National Night Out.


August 05, 2008 - Msg 64789: Hahaha, I think I would have to agree with you there, Ro (about the arrogant females). They are worse in a more calculating, evil just want to slap 'em.

Auh2o, maybe you can go out and catch fireflies or something...or is "National Night Out" in celebration of homosexuals, as in "out"? I don't get it.

Can you believe I am coming down with a cold in this 100 degree weather?! Where in the world did I pick this up?

Good thing I have that chicken cooking in the crock pot. Some chicken and dumplings will go good with a cold.


August 05, 2008 - Msg 64790: Uh-oh,Boo. I hope you didn't catch any germs from me while we were blowing our candles out on our birthday cake the other day! Just come down with a cold,and not this crud (bronchitis,I think) that I've had since Thursday. Been one sick possum here. I've wished several times that I had some of MDC's infamous Oregomax because everything else I've tried,including antibiotics, doesn't seem to help.Even VICKS - ha ha! I guess it'll run it's course. You stay well,Boo. Pass me some of that chicken & dumplings and I'll share a box of Kleenex with you! I feel bad because Laci's sick now.Hope she can shake it off better than I've been able to.
Hope everyone else is fine & dandy.Y'all take care! Oh,and a big HELLO to Mary Wiggins! We've missed you!
possum under a rock

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64791:
Boo- Oregano!

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64792:
Boo/Ro- have you ever seen Patch Adams? Tho i dont agree with all in the movie, i like that it is based on a real doc who just wanted to liven up his patients. I used some of that philosophy at my mom's nursing home, going around and talking to the elderly before dinner, some puppety etc to get them just to SMILE! All was going well until the old battle ax DON told me i couldnt do it because "it may interfere with the elderlys' routines!" Routines? Excuse me? Sitting at their tables for 45 minutes bored stiff before being served anything is a routine!!? Finally, she let me play old 40s music for them, and you could physically see them drift back to those times. Well, soapbox goes bluey!
God bless,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64793:
Oops, hey to possum! get well my friend.

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64794: MDC, it seems to me that the facility could use a new DON. Rigidity of routine and thought are the curse of old age. Having a DON that facilitates and fosters that in the facility's population is unfortunate. They need someone to shake them up a bit, to stimulate them mentally, to encourage them to reach back, reach out, reach up, to stretch their minds and bodies. Thank you for trying.

No, I haven't seen "Patch Adams", but I do remember an episode of "Touched by an Angel", in which Michael Landon's character ended up working in a nursing home, where he brought joy and life back into a very dull and stultifying place. He met all sorts of opposition from administration, but eventually he won out (of course). It was a good episode.

Well, gotta go cuddle little Starr, since I'm going to be leaving her in an hour or so. Poor little baby. --Romeena

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64795: I guess I know who posted "Oregano!"...Hey MDC, what's "puppety"? Yes, I saw Patch Adams, but I think the doctor part that Robin Williams played in "Awakenings" was even better. Ever seen that one?'s a true story.

Hey there Possum, hope you and Laci are well soon. Here, I'm gonna "heave" you some chicken and dumplin's.


August 05, 2008 - Msg 64796: Hey there, Ro.

MDC, maybe your puppetry was just not so good, so the DON gave you a really lame excuse...heehee...just kidding, of course.


August 05, 2008 - Msg 64797:
Ha "puppety" is what you get when you do 'puppetRy' for too long! ha
Actually, since my mom passed away, i still go by on occasion to visit some the the dear folks that i got to know. Ro, that DON quit about 3 months ago. Woohoo! But these days I just visit the dears, that i got to know, in their rooms. I tell jokes, get them smiling, and bring my "Lambchops" pupput. A real chick magnet, but these 'chicks' are in their 80s! ha For a few,I play tapes of old radio shows, like Jack Benny etc, for them. They love it. One's family is in Ohio and they visit like NEVER! poor dear. She's been there for two years without one family visitor! Oops, that soapbox came out again. sorry.
RO- you should rent Patch Adams. Some parts are a little strange,but most will have you rolling.
Where's MeThey lately? Do we need an APB?

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64798: It+ is a wonderful night with the MILK DUD and the Puppy MILEY De'Lab...One is hyper and the other one is Hyper..THe "Dud"

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64799: MDC, his name was Don? Wouldn't you know his name would be Don!? (Remember that Andy line in "Barney Mends a Broken Heart"?)
I hope you get to feeling better soon, Possum! That bronchitis is no fun at all.
Well, 10-4
- Hazel

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64800: Oh, Ant D, I wanted to mention that you can do an underline thing too, like you do with the italics and bold. Just use a "u" instead of the I or B. See?
- Hazel

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64801: Gang just a quick trouble check...thunder storms hit here at work again...not damaging just got folks power out...catching up now...I get off at 6 am then off for a week!..going camping Thu till Sunday so yall say a going and miss sherry and boating...ok...back to the screens...SPOT

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64802: SPOT: THank you for the trouble check...what is for b'fast..? THe "Dud"

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64803: Someone said "It's funny how a dollar can look so big when you take it to church and so small when you take it to the supermarket..................The "Dud"

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64804: Don't mean to be a correctus interruptus, Ro, but I think you might have meant "Highway To Heaven" instead of "Touched By An Angel". Of course I could be wrong and Michael Landon could have been on an episode of TBAA, but I wouldn't know, because I have never watched that show, but I loved Highway To Heaven. I wish someone would show it again.

Thanks for the link, btw, Ro.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64805: Howdy folks. Been gone on an extended weekend getaway. Missed you all.
If any of you catch the story about the farmer putting up his own stonehedge fence, he's a friend of mine who owns a farm just downt the road from me. It seems some folks who have recently built fancy homes close to his hay field have been bellyaching about the skeetrs and flys and dust when he's baling. He has offered to go in halfs with them in putting up a fence, but they don't want to ruin the view. So they want him to quit farming it. Well he decided to have some fun with it and has buried 3 cars, nose first along his property line just to send them a little message. I noticed tonight AOL news has picked up the story so it's making National news now. Rhett Davis is his name and he really is a good guy, not a jerk. This has been an ongoing issue out here in Hopper Utah the last few years as more and more folks are moving out into the country, then griping about the sounds and smells of farm life. Hope y'all see the story.

Well I think I'll go fill up my tires and end this energy crisis now. hahahahaha. What a joke.


August 05, 2008 - Msg 64806: That is really interesting about your friend, ASA. So the city slickers are upset because your friend is farming and they aren't even willing to compromise? Oh brother. Good for him for making his statement.

Sterling, "correctus interruptus" THAT is funny. I know alot of those. You're right about Touched By an Angel; if Landon was in an episode of that, he actually would have been an angel since I believe he died before it was ever filmed.

Love the quote, DUD, should be the opposite, right?

Hey there Hazel, I didn't know how to do the underline thing. Thanks for sharing!

Hey to SPOT, prayers for your upcoming trip.


August 05, 2008 - Msg 64807: "I'm-a not gonna sit here and be beat to death with no spoon!"~~Isn't that what Briscoe said about Aunt Bee?


August 05, 2008 - Msg 64808: Hey Asa, I saw a blurb about the story about your friend. Didn't really look into it yet, but it is neat when it is a friend of someone you sort of know.;)
I don't get that whole moving-into-the-country-then-complaining-because-it-is-not-like-the-city thing either. Some people will never be satisfied. They want a life without any discomfort or annoyances whatsoever, and you know what, they are never going to get it.

I like your friend's sense of humor!:)

I was wondering about if he had died before that show when I wrote that, Boo. Thanks for the clarification. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64809: Hey Boo,Sterling,Dud,Asa...caught up here at work...hey Pulp Fiction is comming on at midnight and I have never seen it[know its old but just never took the time to watch it] it any good?....SPOT

August 05, 2008 - Msg 64810: SPOT: Hello good buddy, "Pulp Fiction" is a great movie..I am a big Quentin Tarantino fan. With John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth. Have a good time with it....I love the Quentin T. screen play and movie "True Lies" is in my DVD files....THe "Dud"

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64811: Watching it now Dud....hope I can keep up with it....SPOT

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64812: This pulp Fiction movie aint for to find something else....SPOT

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64813:
Hello porch here in SC....103.

Lucy....prayers for your situation....hang in there.

Ro.....yep I got Millie's packet. As you said....I'll put it in the GPS and let it do the work for me. Looking forward to it.

Boo....."Vomit Man".....funny!
Praying that old cold will leave you alone.

Spot....yep I got caught up on some of my sleep. Even though my daughter is home so her little dog (Jake) came in this morning early wanting me to play. He had his little squeeky toy and kept pushing it on me.
As for me being home, I'll be in SC now till the last week in August. seems like during this trip the Lord used the concerts to encourage the Body of Christ more so than salvations. I've been seeing more of that during my travels/concerts lately. Of course the Lord knows the need in each situation.

Well off to bed. Maybe I can sneak away from Jake...hehe
Prayers for all the porch family. I'm so glad that Jesus loves us.....yep He really does!

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64814: Howdy - doing something I just never do - posting from work. Sterling, you were absolutely right, and thank you. It was "Highway to Heaven." For some reason, I've always mixed those two shows in my mind - I guess because Michael Landon was an angel in the series. Good shows, both of them.

REV, have fun with Jake. He must really be a little sweetheart. I don't know what I'd do without my Toye Starr.

Things are relatively quiet around here. Hope it stays that way. However, I'd better get back to work. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64815: Well have a good night at work Romeena,I get off at 6 in the morning and dont have to be back at work till next thu!..lake here we come...hope the thunder storms just hit and miss us..thats one thing about the boat i have now if we are on the lake and it starts we can just get in the cabin and watch a dvd!...the watching a good movie now..The Great Escape..1963 Steve McQueen...good one....well think I will have a bowl of chicken noodle soup....Rev glad you are home for a while and can rest and visit...and join us for vittles..I got to know most of the UPS drivers by their first name sending all those meals!..well back to my movie...SPOT

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64816: Good Morning ROMEENA, REV, SPot and others:

SPOT: You enjoy that "Great Escape", it is one of my favorite movies.. I used to throw a tennis ball like McQueen did against the wall..sorry ya don't like the "Pulp Fiction" it is a little racy...ROMEENA, if you are at work at least it is cooler....The "Dud"

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64817:
Hey Folks

Spot-I think we got some of your rain last night. I like "The Great Escape" also. Didn't McQueen always seem cooler than his movies though?

Asa-There is a fellow down the road a stretch, he moved out here from the city. He actually complained, to the town, that he can see farm animals, from the farm across the road from his house. He thought he should be able to sit in his living room and not have to look at horses, cows and, the such. Well, the town agreed and told him he should gets some blinds. That's a true story.

Asa-Putting air in your tires is so yesterday. Didn't ya hear? Now, it's ok to drill off shore. Figures, I just ordered my electric car. Of course, I have to sit on top of it and steer through the sunroof. But hey, anything for the polar bears.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64818: HaHaHa, you are too funny, Auh2o!

SPOT, I did not like Pulp Fiction, either. I watched it years ago when it first came out and it gave me the creeps. I remember some scene with Uma Thurman, in which I think she takes an overdose of cocaine? Scary. I must say, however, that I did enjoy the dance scene with Uma and John Travolta, as I recall.

Hey REV, glad you are home and getting some rest (except for Jake pushing the squeeky toys on you...hehe). I took some NyQuil last night and it helped but made me kind of restless so I am up bright and early.

Where is Me-They? Hope he checks in today with a good moulage.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64819: Oh, forgot to tell you something kind of funny that happened yesterday. Remember I mentioned yesterday that I had gotten a plunger and unstopped my garbage disposal? Well, I sent Bruce and short email telling him that the disposal had backed up but I had gotten a plunger from the dollar store and unstopped it. Well, he received it on his blackberry while in a meeting with his boss. He glanced at it, laughed and then showed it to his boss, who smirked and said under his breath, "I never would have gotten an email like that from my wife. She would have sent me one that said that the sink had backed up, she called a plumber and it cost me 300 dollars. She doesn't know what a plunger or a dollar store is." Haha, I thought that was so funny!

Think I will try to sleep a bit more before everyone gets up...


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64820: uh-oh, what happened?

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64821: test

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64822: my italic won't go away

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64823: test

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64824:

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64825: whew, finally...

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64826: Easy there Boo. Yer ept.

Gosh auh2o, You gotta read the news hourly to keep up with the guy. I guess that's what he means by change. LOL

Lucy, sure do pray for your situation. Hang in there.

Good for you Boo. Unplugging your disposal that way. So did you get right into the plumber mode while you were doing it and show some plumber crack? :)

What's for breakfast Spot. I'm famished.

Supposed to rain here today. Yahoo! I love a summer rain storm.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64827: Good Wednesday morning porch family. Hope all is well today. It has been a slow week for me thus far.

It stormed during the night, woke me right up and I had a difficult time going back to sleep.
50/50 chance of rain and storms all day. We need the rain though.

Breakfast menu will be: scrambled eggs, toast with jelly or apple butter, crispy bacon, link sausages, fresh cantaloupe slices. coffee, tea,chocolate milk to drink.

It is good to see everyone this morning. Hurry to breakfast, before it gets cold.

Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64828: Hahaha - gotcha, Boo! It's so easy to do that, and I've done it so many times. Sure is maddening, though, isn't it? Sometimes if you're not sure you closed text command you entered, you can just enter extra closes (/b) or (/i) or whatever, just for good measure. If there's nothing open, it doesn't matter, and if there is, it closes it before you end your post. If you're wondering what happened, just go to the page source and read it. You'll see your commands there, and will see what you did wrong.

Yep, Asa, you gotta be able to turn on a dime and give change to follow him. Scary.

Well, I just got home, am tired, gonna eat an English muffin with some cream cheese, and hit the sack. Be blessed, all! --Romeena

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64829: Good morning everyone. Iíve had off the last few days and yesterday the family went to Dutch Wonderland. The kids had a great time. Weíve spent the last few nights at my parents since weíve been without a bathroom; it just made things so much easier and theyíre only about 8 miles from us. The ďthroneí is being installed today, so thatís a relief. I canít wait until we finally have two bathrooms!

Boy, yíall are ept throwing around italics, bolds, and whatnot! How about some COLOR?

STERLING: God to hear from you. That was a touching story. Kai seems like a special little girl. Iím sure Nora and she would get along wonderfully.

ROMEENA: Thatís terrible about that man hitting that dog on purpose. You sure canít judge a manís heart, but the good Lord tells us that the proof is evident in the fruit.

BOO: The Mrs. has mentioned it a number of times, and I saw it with my own eyes: bikini-cut undies for the preteen. And worse. Sick.

The Mrs. would confirm what you said about some doctors, BOO. There are some great ones, but from what she says more than a few still have god-complexes. Before she switched she worked OR/recovery for six or so years. She enjoyed recovery (nurse Ďem and ship Ďem to a floor; of course, working nights she sometimes got borders, which, since recovery isnít set up for having patients for extended periods, evidently was not fun) but she would not work OR. She said she could not regularly be exposed to the verbal filth that many surgeons spew during surgery. She says the surgeonís egos mixed with high pressure make for a poor work environment. In fact, she was thinking of going back to school to become a nurse-anesthetist but decided there was no way she could spend her days in the OR with most surgeons.

Well, Iíll stop back later.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64830: AUH2O; "The Great Escape" is one of my all-time faves.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64831: test

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64832: troublecheck

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64833:

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64834:
got it

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64835:

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64836: testing

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64837: sorry

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64838:
Sorry folks, that was me, i better stick to 'puppety'!!

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64839: MDC: Or lay off the sauce!

DUD: I can do you one better; I still was buying Frampton albums through "Premonitions" in 1985 (I think). I tried to convince myself they were good. Sadly, his best days were behind him at that point. He never should have made that "Sgt. Pepper" movie with the Bee Gees!


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64840:
Asa, AUH20- here's another true story..on the outskirts of the Phoenix area there are many dairy farms, lots o' cows, and lot o' what cows leave behind! Well, the same urban sprawl that you all are seeing is happening here too. Anyway, as a housing development was being built directly across from one said farm, the owner put up a huge sign that said: "THIS IS A DAIRY FARM! IT SMELLS, ESPECIALLY AT DUSK, AND WE LOVE IT! YOU WILL LEARN TO LOVE THE SMELL TOO, BECAUSE WE WERE HERE FIRST AND WE AINT LEAVING! FREE TOURS DAILY!" ha Well, the houses are done, people moved in and what's now about 5 yearsd later, both are still side by side.

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64841:
But M-T, this latest batch of squeezisis some smooth stuff!

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64842:
Made by two of the kindest little old ladies that one could ever meet!

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64843: We have the same kind of agriculture v. suburban issues here, too. The population of the county I live has tripled in size since 1975. It's funny, but a lot of people move to small towns and "the country" to get away from the city. First thing you know, they start aggitating for sidewalks, street lights, and more shopping centers.

Since dairy farms pretty much went the way here some years ago, it's mostly corn and grains that are grown. Not too many farmers still spread smelly manure, either (or, as my dad calls it, "That good 'ole country smell"). The biggest controversy that still pops up is farm equipment on roadways at rush hour. I say give 'em a wide berth and take the opportunity to take Dr. Breen's sermon to heart.

BOO: Which reminds me, I've mentally blocked the image of your church service last weekend.

"I never knew there were so many Moslems in Mayberry. I could have sworn he was a Lutheran."

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64844: Man, ASA, I wish I had thought of that and hitched my shorts down a bit in the would have made the plumbing experience even more meaningful!

Hey there, M-T, good to have you back...did you buy any wooden shoes? I would have to agree with your wife about working in the experiences there were not good. I remember being in the or once as a student nurse and the crummy anesthesiologist has his radio on and was dancing during an abdominal hernia repair. He obviously wasn't paying attention to what he was doing and the patient's intestines started spewing out of her abdomen all over the sterile field, as the doctors were screaming and cussing at him. Not pleasant or a sight I will ever forget.

MDC,hahaha, stick to puppety! Really smart dairy farmer, by the way.

Time to crash on the couch (sniff!)...I need to rest to get over this cold.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64845:
MT-is that really a line from tags? what ep?

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64846: MDC: Yep! Well, it's probably misquoted to some extent (I think they use a specific name instead of "he"), but the Morrison sisters say that after a sale of their special exlixir (for celebrating purposes only) for Mohammed's birthday. If you have them on DVD, watch that ep again. It's a funny scene.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64847: That's "elixir." Exlixir is for another problem entirely :o.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64848: You people are mad! Mad, I tell you, mad! --Romeena

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64849: god loves you very much and others he died on the cross for us and you. always listen to god. that's it.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64850: Well, Erin wanted to type a message. She doesn't know how to punctuate but you know the kind of education they get in those private schools! hehe

Hahaha, funny, Me-They! I don't remember that quote, either and it has not been too long since I saw that ep.

Seems like kind of a quiet day on the porch today..

I have been vegetating on the couch and watched a movie that really left a bad taste in my mouth. Something made by MGM in the 60's called "Seven Women". It starred Anne Bancroft and took place in a mission in Mongolia, probably in the 30's or 40's...very strange movie and sad ending. Anyone seen it? It was about a small mission run by an overly religious, legalistic woman who can't handle flaws in anybody. They send off to the states for a much needed doctor and they end up with a very tough, un-ladylike female doc (Anne Bancroft), who smokes, cusses and has no religion, but ends up saving them all in the end, when a band of mongolian robbers and murderers takes over the mission.

I just hate lying around with nothing good to watch because I don't like to read when I am not feeling well. Too bad St. Susan has my TAGS DVD's.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64851: Well put them plumber pants back on Boo and see if you can't find a leak to fix or something. :)

Nice message Erin. Thank You.

I remember that quote MT. It was funny.

The farmers around here still spread the manuare every spring. It's in a trailer pulled by a tractor that has forks on the end that sends it a flying over the field. One has named his trailer the "Honey Wagon". I don't mind the smell one bit, but then again I've been smelling it for a good many years now. It just lets me know Spring has arrived.

Anyone got a remedy for the pip? I think I have it.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64852: Maybe, if you excplain what pip is...

BOO: Seems obvious enough by her post that Erin is getting best education anyone could get. Hope you feel better.

Talk to y'all tomorrow. Prayers.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64853:
MeThey- If you were using pig-latin, ya gotta put the s and an a at the end. Figure that one out! ha
I do remember that line now... when they were all trying to come up with holidays to celebrate! Well, ole barn only has one thing to say: POW POW POW! ha
Good point on Erin's edukashun! ha She knows the love of Jesus! Who needs punktuashun.
We had a real gully washer (Hm's term)here last night. We needed it tho.
Ya all have a good evening. Spot and Big Maude are buyin' the steaks at Outback. Prayers right back at ya MT. thanks

August 06, 2008 - Msg 64854: Adios, M-T, see ya later.

I don't get it, MDC (the pip thing). I'll bet ya'll did need the rain in your parts!

Have to drop the kids off at VBS..and then, not sure what I'll do. I don't want to drive the 20 miles back home just to turn around and go back. Maybe I will go to my sister's house, maybe not. Maybe I'll take a nap, go get a bottle of pop and then go to Thelma Lou's and watch TV (is that how that went?).


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64855: Hey, here is something we can do that we may not have done before: anybody remember some old childhood rhymes? Like:
By the sewer I lived,
By the sewer I died.
They said that it was murder,
But it was really sewer-side.


August 06, 2008 - Msg 64856:
Haha that's a new one on me. Never heard that rhyme.

Well we got some rain today. We sure needed it. We welcome every drop.

Hello Erin...good to see you rocking beside your mom. Thanks for reminding us of that GREAT NEWS. Keep up that sweet spirit as you follow Jesus.

Spot....yep those UPS drivers said you were a pretty good ole guy. I think they were smelling all that good food and were hoping to get a free meal out of it.
I haven't been able to watch much of the Braves over the last month or so but by their record it doesn't look good. glad you had some good time with the family.

Well good night everyone. Prayers for all the porch family. Remember...prayer and God's Word should always be in our hearts.

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64857: Hey REV, always good to hear from you.

Last night, I had a really tough time with Erin. Sometimes bedtime becomes a battle field around here and she tries to give her momma a hard time. That child never gets tired. No kidding, never takes a nap, never wants to go to bed at night, never! So, we always put her to bed with a story or a book but she likes to play the, "I don't want that book...tell me a different story...." anything to stall for time to stay awake. I just turn out the light and tell her she lost her priviledge and no story and then the crying starts. I just leave the room but Bruce rescues her. As long as he keeps doing that, she will continue to do it. Last night I left her in her room and Bruce went in to tell her a story because she was having a fit, and I heard her say, "I only wanted a story". I had to hold myself back from going in there and throwing a fit myself. I am going to have to have a long talk with Bruce I won't have her playing us against one another. He had better wise up.

Well, I got an email for Jill's aunt in New York telling me that Jill and Laela are already on their way back home to Texas. She just couldn't stay away from her abusive, alcoholic/drug-using husband, even for the sake of her child. She even got a job 2 days after getting to New York and was so homesick (and vomiting, she says) that she was already begging to come home. So, the money Tina and I spent, hoping that she would do the right thing for the child, is wasted and she probably blew the last chance she will get to get out of the horrible life she is living. God help that poor child who has to go back to that father and violent lifestyle. I've done all I can do but pray. I am sickened by the news.

It's waaay too early to get up but I was having bad dreams (probably something to do with the cold). Think I will try some more sleep. I'll be back later with my cup of coffee...


August 07, 2008 - Msg 64858: Morning all.
I have no idear what the "pip" is. I just like saying it. Sounds cool.

That was a cute poem Boo. I remember as a child changing lyrics to popular songs and commercial jingles. One that comes to mind was a jingle for Blue Bonnet Margarine that went "Everythings better with Blue Bonnet on it." We of course had to change it to say "Everythings better with Blue Vomit on it." We had others we did but I best not share them here. LOL.

Auh2o, or anyone else who may be aware of what has been going on in the "House Chambers". Seem's like the Republicans are trying to force the debate of off shore drilling to come to a vote before they all take off for vacation. So Pelosi has ordered the lights turnd off, the C-SPAN cameras turned off, the Microphones turned off to prevent this from seeing the light of day. Unreal, and this is getting little of any reporting by the media. Finally the Republicans are doing something we can be proud of Auh2o. Just makes me wonder where they nhave been for the last 8 years.

Well Boo, I'm not sure what to say about Jill. I have never understood the complexities of staying in abusive relationships but it sure seems to be a common theme for some odd reason. And it's sad, because the children are almost always the real victims here. We'll keep her in our prayers.

Boo, maybe you have the "pip" and just don't know it. Does Vicks help with the "pip"?


August 07, 2008 - Msg 64859: Now Asa, how can you,of all people,not know what "pip" is? You're full of it-ha! We even gave you a plaque attesting to it- remember?

Vicks hasn't helped with the "pip" or whatever ailments that have hit my family. I finally just gave up on the meds,except for Tylenol and vitamins and thankfully,have started to feel better. Laci went to the doctor yesterday- she has a bad (not strep)throat infection.So she's on antibiotics.And now Mr. Possum's sick- he's at the doctor as I post. You wives know how much I'm gonna enjoy having a sick husband to tend to- oh joy!
Boo,hope you feel better soon. That's a sad tale about Jill & her little girl.You seem to have done all you can.I know it troubles you to no end.

Asa,I saw your farmer friend on the news. You know,anytime I see anything pertaining to Utah,I always think of you! I kinda said to myself (not even knowing where in Utah you are):" I wonder if that's Asa?" Funny,he turned out to be your neighbor! Beautiful country you live in!

Well,hope y'all have a good day! Stay well!
possum under a rock

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64860: Good morning everyone. Sorry that you're still feeling poorly, POSSUM. Crawl back under thaty rock and get some rest.

I'm busy this morning, but will find some time this afternoon to set and jaw. Maybe I'll even start a moulage (and not the runny kind, either). I'm feeling frisky today.

I'm a pip-pa, you're a pip-pa, he's a pip-pa, she's a pip-pa, wouldn't you like to be a pip-pa too?

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64861: Good Morning everyone:

ROMEENA: Only my mother and the Lady Friend calls me a good lookin' guy..MILK DUD: says I am tall and OK lookin'...I look in the Mirror and see a guy with a bad back and diabetes..My father used to perform dental surgery at the local hospital occasionally and his opinion of most of the doctors mirrors ya'lls (some good and some I'm better than everyone else thinking fools)..M-They: Yea, Frampton "Comes Alive" in 1976 those were the are so right about the Robert Stigwood produced "SGT PEPPER" with the BeeGees. It is one of my Ex's and MILK DUD's favorite movies along with Grease 2 of all things and of course Grease, but the perfer daughter has gotten my ex's bad taste in movies due to her influence...Golf lessons for the daughter are still going well...everyone have a great day on the porch...

The "Dud" (I've got my tires inflated properly for the good ole' USA) Wash.

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64862: A peanut sat on a railroad track.
His heart was all a-flutter.
Around the bend came a choo-choo train.
Toot-toot! Peanut Butter!!

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64863: I'm not going to allow myself to get started on Nancy Pelosi, and everyone should be grateful. There's enough ammo there to keep me on the soapbox for hours. I doubt I'll even put it in the blog - well, we'll see. I'll just say this - her behavior is high-handed, dictatorial and certainly shameful, and should be illegal. And if you really want your blood to run cold, think of this. It is not inconceivable in these volatile times that she could move into the Oval Office by right of succession. --Romeena

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64864: I hope everyone gets well & BOO prayers for the little girl and her mother Jill...I am so lucky that my Ex doesn't drink or use drugs and puts our child first in her life...At her school and their functions all the women and children (if not wearing uniforms) are required to dress modestly...I was worried about MILK DUD being on a public golf course at her age in DALLAS (thank God for female golf instructors), but that has been resolved for the time being. The "Dud"

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64865: Morning porch, stopping by for a minute this morning. Hope all is well with everyone. Hope you feel better Possum.

I am still working on my 30 pound weight loss goal... it is going much to slow for me. So far I am down 10 of the 30 pounds that needs to go. I am walking 2-4 miles on my treadmill at least 6 x per week and trying my best to eat healthy and watch the portions. Maybe the slower I lose the pounds the longer they will stay away.

Lunch today will be at Olive Garden, my treat. I am glad we can do these virtual meals, cause they
can't satotage my healthy eating/exercise plan and the food and company are wonderful.

see you at lunch, have a blessed day.

Big Maude

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64866: To the tune of "Hi Ho" by the Disney Seven Dwarfs.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Off to school we go.
With razor blades and hand grenades.
Hi Ho,

Hi Ho, Hi Ho,
Off to school we go.
The Teachers look like Frankenstein
The water tastes like Turpentein.
Hi Ho

One of MILK DUD's favorites....The "Dud"

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64867: look up at the sky,
as you run along the street getting ran over.

as you are running along,
you soon know that you are dragging your dog.


August 07, 2008 - Msg 64868: That was Erin's attempt at humor and poetry...she loved your poem, DUD. hehe (so did I).

Me-They, I thought of you yesterday when i picked up the kids from VBS. I noticed a couple of young teen-aged helpers that I didn't recognize and they were wearing shorts that looked like smimsuit bottoms..our own youth kids were dressed modestly, though. Our youth pastor is pretty strict about such things. Our kids were the only ones at camp this summer whose shorts came down to their knees. I think its refreshing. What I find more of a problem that shorts is the tops girls are wearing these days. They are skin-tight and low-cut, showing the tummy, etc. It seems that is all that is in the stores for teens.

Hey ASA, I don't know if Vicks helps the pip but I'll bet it does. I took out the blue jar last night and put some on my chest and it helped me breathe easier.

Hope everyone is well around your place soon, Possum. I am still pretty tired and stuffy.

Hey to Maude!

Hope you get some rest today, Ro.


August 07, 2008 - Msg 64869: ERIN: You did a great job and I loved your humor and poetry...
ROMEENA: If some oil/gas company comes to your house and asks for your mineral rights to drill on your property (Barnett Shale is in Play), please ask him/her, yes the check is nice, but what about those natural gas lifters (which are sometimes needed to extact the hard to get fossil fuel) that run all day and night and break my peace?....not all is rosy at the Barnett (TX) & Haynesville (LA) Shale properties..lots of property owners regreting (they should have done research) that they didn't ask certain questions and settled for less than market value....Keepin' it real....The "Dud"

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64870: Just a little something from the archives of the "FRONT PORCH".

August 11, 2007 - Msg 54869: TRIBUTE TO GRANDMA



I was just thinkning of my grandmothers and grandfathers today, and I knew 2 real well, one my father's birth mother and one my father's step mother..I never knew my mother's birth mother due to Alzheimeirs disease, but I knew my grandfather who told me stories about sitting on the porch of the church when he was young and trying to steal a look at an ankle....he was a confederate, die hard democrat untill he died and I was the grandson he always wanted...I do truly miss him.....The "Dud"

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64871: I just wanted to comment, I Loved my father's birth mother, but she was married five times and outlived all of her husbands except my grandfather. She was truly a maverick, who bought and sold beer in a conservative county of Ark. with a diner and made a fortune..owned a whole block of stores, including, shoe store and a feed store...but my daddy was shipped off to La. to be with his daddy....I still love her, but if it was not for the WW II. GI. bill, ny father would have never gone to college, must less gone to Baylor Dental School in Dallas.. She became a Jimmy & Tammy Faye (PTL) Supporter and gave them large amounts of cash...She watched PTL network all the time and was crushed when they were exposed...Please support our Veterans now..they need it.....The "Dud"

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64872: TOM'S poem says it, I know It does for me about

August 07, 2008 - Msg 64873: Interesting about your grandparents, DUD. I only knew 2 of mine well. Both of my dad's parents died young. I never met my dad's dad (he died when dad was 13) and dad's mom died when I was 5. I remember her, but not too many memories. She was a very proper, gentle southern woman who always wore dresses and kept her hair neatly in a bun. I also remember that she wore white gloves to church, ha. She was strong and raised 4 boys by herself. Even when her husband was living, he was gone alot due to his work in the oil field. He had a reputation of a pretty tough fellow who would hit my grandma on occaion so my dad and his older brothers didn't seem to miss him and were completely devoted to their mother. She raised good boys, too. Hard-working, devoted to family. Dad is probably the black sheep. The other three were very straight-laced and one is even a preacher. Also, all four boys were very gentle souls who never raise their voices and are peacemakers...not a thing like their dad.

You know, DUD, you mentioned what your dad did for a living. My dad's grandfather was a dentist in Louisianna (I think in Welch?)many years ago. I still have a copy of his first dentist's license. He ended up getting in a bar fight and accidentally killing a man, so he (no kidding) dressed up as a woman and took the nearest train to Mexico. He never got caught and eventually came back to the states.

Looks like everyone is too busy to chat but me and you, DUD. I am trying to get up and do some chores. I managed to get a load of laundry in and pick up the living room. Still feeling under the weather, though.


August 07, 2008 - Msg 64874: Deal me in, if only for a minute, BOO. I had the blessing of knowing all my grandparents. My mom's dad died when I was 18, and my mom's mom died four years later. Maybe I'm greedy, but I so wish they could have met my kids. They were teh salt of the earth. Without a doubt, they were the best Chrsitian people, the best two people, I have ever known. In all those years I never, ever heard a cross word between them, and I never heard eiether one of them speak ill of anyone. They seemed to love everyone, and in turn were loved by all.

Both my paternal grandparents are still living. My grandmom rents the apartment attached to my house, and my grandfather lives in Georgia. I love them both, but they both (especially my pop) are a piece of work.

Well, it's starting to storm so I'd better sign off before we get a power surge and I lose all my recent work (and this post!).