August 18, 2008 - Msg 65275: Spot, you have to enter the cancel first, then your text. Usually, to be on the safe side, I enter two cancels, in case there was one entry I forgot. --Romeena

August 18, 2008 - Msg 65276: Thanks my friend..and good sweep...gosh it needed it!....thanks for notifying Floyd...gona be back in a bit...miss our old porch but im still rocking!..back in just a bit family...SPOT

August 18, 2008 - Msg 65277: "An ostrich with a neck cramp"!...what happened to the porch?? HAHAHA. Probably should not have read that post but just had to (is that you, Malcolm Merriweather?!).


August 18, 2008 - Msg 65278: Giraffes are selfish, ya know.

Wow, hope things settle down around here soon. I like peace and harmony (except for the occasional runny moulage, right M-T)?

Bible study at the drug rehab was good tonight. We ended up being there for 2 and a half hours, trying to cover both halls. Keith bought 2 beautiful study bibles for the girls who were baptized on Sunday and there are a couple of more who are asking to be baptized ASAP. We had about an hour to talk with the 2 girls and they confided more about their lives, which was just heartbreaking. I wish I could take them home with me because they will go into foster care or be on the streets. Neither really has a place to go.

Hey MDC, I thought about you this evening when I had a great Whataburger. This time with mustard and mayo, all-the-way. Really good.

Peace and love to everyone,

August 18, 2008 - Msg 65279: You know what we forgot to mention?...that SPOT had that horrible accident a few years ago and he never left the porch. Even when he couldn't get to us, he had Miss Sherry keep us informed on his condition. You're a good dog, SPOT!


August 18, 2008 - Msg 65280: Thank you Boo can you believe this Oct 2 will be 4 years since my wreck!...Im still feeling the pins and rods some but no complants from me!..God is good!..and I went back about 6 months ago and read the post yall left while I was away from the porch and I kinda puddle up...yall are fanstic...well prayers for all in the way of storm Fran...we should get some heavy rain out of it here in Ga...and go figure we are headed camping thu thru Sun...we may just fish between showers and watch movies....but then again it may miss us all together...has anybody had any effects from it yet?..ya know we dont have a Fla porchster do we?...well back in just a ya porch!....Rev you and Tom check in....SPOT

August 18, 2008 - Msg 65281: fantastic not "fanstic"?? ..fat paws..

August 18, 2008 - Msg 65282: I'm going to go back to the archives and check that out, SPOT.

You know, its been raining here, but not from Fran I don't think. Everything is as green as can be!

I still have to go make the bed after washing sheets today...better HEAD ON to the bedroom make the bed....


August 18, 2008 - Msg 65283:
Hello porch family. I've read all the post and honestly I'm amazed and even somewhat amused at some of the comments made AGAINST this porch. I'll leave it at that.

Spot....did you save any meatloaf or did you eat it all up? Sorry I didn't get over and help you cook it.

Well gang, I can't stay but a minute tonight. I'm praying for this porch and all our porch family.
Tonight before you go to bed, look into a mirror and remember....Jesus loves that person in the mirror. Even those of us (me) that are imperfect. Thank You Lord!

August 18, 2008 - Msg 65284:
Hey Boo.....meant to tell ya...liked the joke...funny. glad the rehab went great again tonight.

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65285: Boy, someone's train has de-railed on that last page.
Thanks for sweeping that up, Romeena.

Nice to see some normal chat on this page. Like the Rev, I will leave it at that. Oye.

I am kinda concerned about my little robin friends, as I haven't seen the mommy(or daddy?) bird in or around the nest lately, and I don't see any baby birds rearing their heads up(not that I did before either). I can't get up high enough to see if there are even any eggs there.
I hope that darn cat didn't go for a midnight snack one night. Oh well, guess I'll just have to wait and see. My bamboo cat-deflectors are still there and hopefully are doing their jobs. Though the tape I put on the branch has kind of come off due to some rain we had.

I think we all fit into that imperfect category, Rev. Thank goodness He doesn't hold that against us.

Have a good night all.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65286: Hey, Sterling. How far along do you think the little birds are? When did you last see them and how big were they then? Those little guys grow amazingly fast, fledge, fly out of the nest and then spend the next couple of weeks running around the yard on the ground, huddling under bushes and such, and the parents will fly in and feed them now and then. By the time they're indistinguishable from their parents, they'll finally fly away. At least that's what I've observed with the robins around here. "Big old bawl-for-buttermilk babies", my dad would have called them. --Romeena

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65287: "..bamboo cat-deflectors"..hahahahaha, that's great Sterling. Something about the way that sounds is just hilarious. Certainly hope the birds are ok, though.

Glad you liked the joke, REV. Sweet dreams to everyone.


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65288: Oh, and just for the record, BIGFOOT (like Count Istvan Telekey) EXISTS!


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65289: Yea Boo I think around oct 9th or 10 2004 is when the post start about my wreck..its so neat to read the old post...makes us older non remembering porchsters remember what we were doing 4 and 5 years Rev that possum and I just scarffed down that meat loaf...but will haave us a big breakfast in the morning..hey Sterling my friend..Boo you know that bigfoot thing was suppose to be found just a few miles north of me here in Ga...but I aint heard anymore about that thang....may try to surf the net for some info...well back to my movie ..."and hey, I will the light on for ya"....SPOT

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65290: Boo its Oct 8th 2004 msg some of those people that used to post I barely remember!! I spent a while down there in the archives reading....neat...SPOT

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65291: Morning porch!..rise and shine..breakfast menu:flapjacks with maple syurp,sausage links,fried apple rings,haed boiled eggs for those on the run...prayers to all..its home for me at 6 am and then back at 2 pm for 16 more then off till next wed...camping with no rain we hope...prayers...SPOT

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65292: Mornin' Y'all! Yeah, Spot and I were hankering for some good food & entertainment,and we thought about HEADING ON over to Yancey to catch the floor show,but decided to cook us a big meatloaf dinner & hang out on the Porch last evening instead.Sorry we didn't leave any leftovers- gluttons,gluttons,both of us!

Y'all have a good day.Glad to know Sarah rang up Floyd.
possum under a rock

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65293: Morning Porch. Looks like a new page to start a new day. I think we need it.

Boy Possum and Spot, a feller could get mighty hungry around here with you two around. Guess I'll see if there are any crumbs in the corners.

Anyone see that woman discuss thrower last night. My goodness, she beat the competition by a country mile. I wouldn't want her heaving no dinner rolls at me. Especially if Homemaker had made em. Could be deadly!

Well Boo, our cool down was short lived. Back up to near 100 this week. But it's a dry heat.

Spot, I forgot about your accident. It was a doozey huh? Glad you're mostly healed and getting along ok.

Hey Romeena, what causes ringing in the ears? I have a ringing in my left ear that's annoying. My concern is that I am required to have a CDL license for my job that requires a DOT physical every two years, and I don't know if I could pass the hearing test right now with this noise. Any remedies? (besides vicks and HEAD ON)


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65294: Good Morning everyone. Hope all is well today.
Been a bit busy the past few days so I have not been able to stop by the porch.

sounds like everyone is busy as well. I am staying busy at work and lots to do at home right now.

Thanks for breakfast SPOT, it is just what I needed to get my day started. I can do lunch today. Lets meet at Olive Garden today my treat!
That sure was easy enough.

Weather is hot and dry here but we are expecting some rain in the next few days as a result of hurricane Faye and we do need the rain.

Guess that's about it for me. I don't have much exciting going on just routine stuff.

Have a blessed day.

Big Maude

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65295: Good morning, everyone. Asa, that ringing in your ears is called "tinnitus" and it can have a lot of different causes. A common one is medications, most commonly aspirin. Do you take a lot of aspirin? If not, do you take other meds? If so, look them up and see if tinnitus is listed as a side effect, or ask your doctor. It can also be caused by a foreign body in the ear, sometimes a tiny bug, especially when it's just in one ear. My best advice is to ask your doctor.

We have gotten some rain - looks like a couple of inches. The birdbath, which was empty (on purpose) is now full, and I have disabled the automatic filler. I was trying to let it dry out. That's the best way to get rid of the thick algae buildup. Scrubbing it off doesn't work very well, but if you'll let it get completely dry and stay dry for a couple of days, then when you hit it with a hard jet of water the stuff will just peel right off and leave clean concrete underneath. Since I have other water sources in the yard, letting that one go dry doesn't make a problem for the birds. However, it has rained ever since I started, so I can't get it dry!

Well, got to get dressed and go to a meeting at the hospital. Yuck. Shouldn't last long, though. Be sweet, everyone. Blessings! --Romeena

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65296: Thanks Ro. I do take a couple of excedrin type pills every day. I have read that could be a reason for it. A tiny bug? Hmmm. That's not good to think about. If it's a bug, he sure is noisy.
Sure wish we could get some of that rain Ro. Been a very dry summer here. Ain't had much atalll. Good thing our winter was so wet or we would be in trouble.


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65297: Good morning everyone. Things were really jumping after I left. ASA’s right, it is a new day today. I don’t want to wreck that but there are a couple of things I really want to say.

First, I truly appreciate friends who stand by me. Y’all are the salt of the earth. I enjoy setting and sharing with you.

Second, I want to apologize, not for having an opinion or even stating it here, but for not always doing so with tact, humility, and gentleness. I don’t have all the answers, even if sometimes I think I do. I’m not ashamed to admit that I have “matured” (or, some would say flip-flopped) on my issues and ideas over the years because of the wisdom of friends and lively debate. I guess that’s why I enjoy discussing things here.

Nevertheless, I am guilty of not being as considerate as I should be. To all of you, but most of all to DUD. It was evident to me a while ago that he doesn’t quite get that I mean no true harm, and that’s no fault of his. He just hasn’t been around humoring me as long as some of you. The fact is I bait people like AUH20 all the time (in a friendly way, I hope). But you can't treat everyone like they are the same. Some people take thinsg differently. I should have been more considerate of the fact and acted accordingly. So, again, DUD, I do apologize for not being very Mayberry-like. I hope you stick around and get to see another side of me.

Third, DUD, we have more in common than we have in differences. We both loves our kids and would do anything for them; we both love our friends; we both love our country; and we both love the Lord. Ther rest of the stuff is the small stuff.

KEEN OBSERVER: I’m not sure about you yet, but I also hope that you take my apology yesterday to heart.

In regard to “tracking anyone down” on the internet, like ROMEENA said the only thing we can do is view the source of each post. Each computer has a unique number that it attaches to each post. So, even if one doesn’t “sign” a post, you can go up under “View,” then “Source” and see the number. Anyone can do this. The only thing it reveals is the number, nothing more. It has been helpful in the past when someone was posting under another person’s handle, and it can come in handy when a poster forgets to sign.

Lastly, let me say that if I am the person you think may be “tracking” you, DUD, I am not. I may be ornery but I’m not malicious and would never invade anyone’s privacy. And besides, aside from a few tricks like doing bold and italics, I’m just not that ept! I don’t even know how to program my cell phone for gosh sakes.

So, there you have it. Apologies all around. I hope that y’all can forgive and forget. I won’t promise that I won’t be scamp and get on your nerves. But I do promise to try and think first.

Y’all have a blessed day!


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65298: I was reading those archives for quite awhile, too, SPOT. I can't believe how much stress I was dealing with at that time (mom's sugery, dad having a stroke, their dog having a stroke and dying, my friend having a stillborn infant, friends dying in a fire, man!)...and YOU going through that terrible HEAD ON collision (sorry, just HAD to do that). Just goes to show you, the old saying is true, "This too, shall pass". Now there are different stresses, but for me, that are lighter at this point.

Very good point about Homemaker's rolls, know, I think Excedrin is aspirin, isn't it? You may be getting more than you need there.

You're welcome, Me-T. You're a good egg.

Well, we are celebrating Zach's birthday this evening and he requested lasagna for dinner. I need to hit the store for ingredients and also for a cake. He asked for a season of Everybody Loves Raymond for his birthday (he is turning 15) but I don't know about that. Isn't that show kind of for adults? It's so funny that at Zach's age his favortites are Everybody loves Raymond and Charlie Brown...I think I will look for some Charlie Brown instead.


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65299: good morning porchsters . this is pappa bear or mayor pike. i"m at library and we only have 15 minutes but I sure pray and miss all of you. My good friend tom sullivan from lincoln, illinois will be making his first trip to the convention. if ou see him say hi to little goober and the misses, both are huge fans. I sure hope my daughter earns enough at singing sweet adiline to by the mayor his own computer. why the record companies should be knocking on her door anytime, ha. I hope one day to get back in full swing here. MDC keeps me caught up onthings and i sure appreciate that. meanwhile keep me in your prayers and maybe barney and thelma lou will try and fix me up with a wife --ha. halloween at the remshaw house and a hayride to myers lake, how does that sound? pappa bear mayor pike? signing off.

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65300: Hey, wanted to tell you all that the young woman you prayed for last week that had strep in her lungs and didn't look like she would make it?...Well, she is going home this week....she's doing just fine. Thank you for your prayers.


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65301: Hey there Pappa Bear...that sounds great! Always good to hear from you. Come back when you can...your rocker is still her waiting for ya.


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65302: Yea Boo the archives are very neat..Floyd does such a great job..Asa possum and I just tood care of that meatloaf..we will get at the back of the line at Olive Garden today at lunch!..hey M-T,PP,we need TOM..thanks Maude for lunch...well I got to HEAD ON to the shower for work at 2 and get opie and otis fed then off at 6am in the morning for a week!..hope the storm moves out to the gulf and calms down...see ya at lunch...SPOT

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65303: Yeah somebody has been hacking into my business...but it is not from the porch..I employ a foreign Chinese transfer student who is an IT wizz, which I am not...And yesterday during the commotion he told me we were being hacked/attacked...What ever you would like to call it..It was not you guys and it has to do with a Debit Card I use...and we are taking the necessary actions to arrest the individuals...ROMEENA..for the last time have a little bit of hate in you that you don't realize...GoodBye...The "Dud"

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65304: Hey Pappa Bear! Great to see you back on the Porch & I'll take that as a good sign that things are getting back to normal around here.

Wonderful news about that girl,Boo! Y'all please keep my friend Lisa in your prayers. She starts radiation tomorrow and is quite anxious about it. She has a long battle ahead of her because her breast cancer has spread.

Well,Laci is in her crib,but isn't napping.I know she's tired because she's been to therapy (OT & PT) and speech this morning.Sounds like she's having a party in there so I'd better HEAD ON in the other room and see what she's up to!
Y'all have a good day!
possum under a rock

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65305: Oh, poor Lisa. Prayers for her, that the Lord would give her peace and healing.


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65306: Afternoon Porch,
Well, I'm kinda glad I haven't been visiting the porch for a few days. Sounds like a bunch of trouble brewin'. Yesterday was kinda a hard day and I don't really want to talk to many. It was the 4th birthday of my son who died. Y'all may remember me telling y'all about our Nathaniel who was my 9 month stillborn. It gets easier every year, but around a week before and a week after the 18th I'm a bit down. So, if I'm sporadic know that's why.
Prayers for you all!

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65307:
Hi honeys and dears. I also let Floyd know about the bad post.
Good to see that pappabear made it on. he and i still snailmail back and forth. He is a good guy!
Well, ya all ahve a good day.
Spot and Maude, thanks for the meal!

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65308:
Oops, I meant Possum with the food this time.
BOO- I had the new WB patty melt this pastweekend!

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65309: I think I'll resist the urge I am feeling right now to respond to a post.
Lucy, that has to be so sad to have come around every year. You have my prayers dear.
MDC, Do you guys have any In-n-Out burger joints there? They are always a must stop when ever we travel to California. I thought they had some down in your neck of the woods.
Good to see you papabear. Hope things are well for you.
Anyone wanna run down to Wally's with me and get a pop?


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65310:
Hey Folks

Asa, if you don't say it, I will, someone has to. I think we have all learned a valuable lesson here the last couple of days. I, for one, am a bit ashamed that I had to be schooled in from of ya'll. However, as God as my witness, I have never once thought about putting sour cream on meatloaf. Spot, I thank you. You are a good dog, give yourself a little scratch behind the ears.

M-T You're not gonna get all sissy on us now are you? hehe Say something silly.

Seriously, Lucy, prayers for you. And, the leaves have begun to change a bit here.


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65311:
Asa- good choice, in several realms. Yup, about ten years ago IN and OUT came in to AZ to stay, hopefully! I love 'em. A double double is hard to beat unless it is a double Whataburger! ha
REV- thanks for your always-inspiring messages!
APB for TOM, Opiemom, Ray, Dr. P, Happy Nut,MerriWeather, Poor Horatio and all.
God bless,

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65312:
auH20- you are too funny! mdc

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65313: Sissy? Well, come Christmas don't expect me to buy my cotton balls from you.

Prayers for LUCY, POSSUM's Lisa, and all who need them today. ASA, hope your head feels better. That is so great about those girls, BOO. PAPPABEAR! It's so great to hear from you. Please take care.

See y'all tomorrow.


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65314: Possum, prayers for Laci...hey auh2o,M-T,Romeena when you work next?...hey Lucy...Asa lets you and I take this bunch out to eat we can split the bill....where you wana go?...well let me do my job....cant wait off at 6 am the camping thu thu mon..and not back at work till wen....prayers again for laci and all....SPOT

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65315: Howdy, friends. Asa, I fought that same urge, and I won. God is good.

Auh2o, while I must confess I've never put sour cream on meatloaf either, it would just have to be good. For pete's sake, sour cream is good off the end of a spoon, so why wouldn't it be good on meatloaf?? Not much different than dipping a bite of steak in the sour cream on the baked potato, the way I see it, and I do that all the time!

Lazy me! I've just got to get out there and prune roses. The bushes are big and lanky right now, and the recent rain and slightly cooler weather has them sprouting tender red leaves at the ends of all the old canes! I need to cut them down deeply, and let them start over with new growth. If I'd just make myself do that, they'd bloom their little heads off this fall. I'm gonna do that - but not today! I did stop by my neighbor's garden center this morning, got three beautiful Gerbera daisies and a flat of bronze-leaf begonias. The daisies are in the ground, but I was dripping wet by the time that was done, so the begonias are still sitting in their flat. It's only 76, but the humidity is terrible. Sweat was literally dripping off my hair and running in my eyes, and I just had to quit. It's hard to breathe out there, the air is so thick and heavy. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Well, off I go. Peace, friends. --Romeena

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65316: I WILL NOT NAP!


She hit "5Y" by herself.Guess she's telling us that she's almost 5 years old and ain't taking no dang nap! Friends,it's been a LONG day!
P.S. That's a strong urge to fight,but I did it too!
possum again

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65317:
Wow, I looked in the archives and I've been here almost five years! here is my first post:
November 20, 2003 - Msg 17001: Thought I'd join in the fun!
Whatcha all up to?
Mr. Darlin's Cuz
Then a day later, pipeman (who went thru many names) responded:
November 21, 2003 - Msg 17023: mayberry girl=== let's live dangerously and support the local economy, jack daniels syrup. your list was cool. let me know when letter arrives. where was pipeman didn't make the top 5? mary wiggins== amen and ditto your list, except #4 mine is a woman. ha. mrs wiley=== star trek is always telling me the same thing, every so often men need to fend for did you buy gifts for all the porch? we've been good. shoe--- pipeman has over 1,000 pipes some go back to 1879. so we may run out of tobacer but we'll have plenty of pipes. spot=== did you asa and salty dog eat all the food last night? het to fun girl, mpo, au2ho, hazel, tom, opie, moonshiner, homemaker and the rest of the porch. emma=== welcome mr darlings cuz=== where is your porch? mine is middle the midwest. emma=== where is your sense of adventure? why not paint the whole porch red? we could invite the darlings, otis so he can bring some elixer. what's for the paty meal mrs wiley? well thathopefuly catches me up i think i need a nap after all that. hang in there. pipeman

I guess time flies went yer a havin' fun!
MDC (Mr Darlin's Cuz)

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65318: Well I aint heard from Asa guess splitting the supper bill scared him;)....guess it will be Longhorn steak house,mine will be flos med cooked,tater all the way,salad,mushrooms and onions....Asa you can leave the tip...salsa for Romeena...SPOT

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65319: I'll go to Wally's with you, Asa, but can we stop and have an In-n-Out burger on the way? I've never had one.

We didn't hear enough from you today, Me-They. I guess you were actually working (teehee). PS-You're no sissy! Hey, what's wrong with Asa's head (besides that mullet)?

MDC, you liked the patty melt? I am tempted to try it but something about the ranch dressing they put on it doesn't sound too appealing. I guess I could ask them to leave it off. My favortite thing they make is the A1 burger with the grilled onions. Wow. I can only eat the junior size, though.

Auh2o, you're hilarious. Sour cream does sound pretty good on meatloaf, especially that meatloaf that you put cheddar cheese in the middle of.

Romeena, for the first time since May, it is actually tolerable outside. It has been overcast and probably in the low 80's most of the day, even a little rain.

Funny, Possum! My kids were never nap-takers, darn it.

Sorry SPOT, Asa and I went to In-n-out burger for can come next time.


PS-I am proud of all you "urge controllers"!

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65320: In-n-out burger?..I need to go with yall next time Boo...but still Longhorn steaks on me later..
good salad...watching the news about we have anybody on the porch in the storm?...SPOT

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65321: I'm near Charleston,spot,but they aren't certain if Faye is going to HEAD ON in this way.Not looking forward to it if it does. Hopefully it will pretty much be a dud and fizzle out somewhere.

I amuse myself! Ha Ha

P.S. Seriously now.. Lucy,I'm sorry for your grief and sadness.Just know that we'll be here when you need us,ok?

Y'all have a great evening!
possum under a rock

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65322: You guys are so pathetic....have a great and nice wonderfull one cares...The "Dud".

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65323:
Hey SPOT, I think that's it's high time that we had a barn dance at your place to usher out this hot summer. Whadda ya think?

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65324:
Good prayers and good thoughts all around, ya all have a nice evening.

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65325: Evening Family:
So glad to have been busy, tired and totally off line these last 2 days. I do not like when we can't play nice together.
I personally come to the porch to "connect" with others that like the Mayberry concept. Family, Friends,slowing pace and laughter. Many days I have been down and read some funny line or gathered bits of wisdom that has made a difference in how I react to the circumstances in my life. And yes, I have met in PERSON--none other than ASA and Mrs Asa! They are truly genuine and caring people. They have been a true God send!
Enough from me.
Lucy- I too have observed the passing of a son. Michael would have been 22. With time it does, get a little easier. When my mom was dying from Ovarian cancer, it made it a little easier to think she would know the baby I never got to! At least for a little while, until I cross that river.
Blessing and play nice please- ~New Neighbor

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65326: Hey there MDC- didn't mean to rock on your toes. ~New Neighbor

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65327: I guess I'll be in the urge-fighter club too. Prayers for Lucy - I'm sorry for your loss. And New Neighbor too.
- Hazel

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65328: MESSAGE REMOVED

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65329: MESSAGE REMOVED

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65330: MESSAGE REMOVED

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65331:

Crazy for feeling so lonely
Im crazy
Crazy for feeling so blue"


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65332:

Anyone else feel like singing? How about this one?

"I've gone completely out of my mind.. And..
They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa
To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be
happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!"


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65333:

...or, how about that Ozzy song (I couldn't stand him, but) it went something like this,

"I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train"

Spot you'll have to fill in the rest.


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65334: auh2o I will have to look it up but do remember it!..heh MDC,M-T,NN...possum I hope the storm does miss you we may get some rain out ot it...and a Sat night lake camp dance it will be at our camo...low country boil,those tacky lights strung up aall over,late night fishing...its on!...Romenna you working tonight?..hey hazel...TOM?Rev?...prayers Local Lucy...we need to remember the sour cream and salsa!...Asa come bare footed!...I will light those torches at the corners of camp to keep the bugs away!..Lake camp dance!...boiled p-nuts.....yeee hawww...let me get my reports done prayers to all...SPOT

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65335:
Hey Spot, man, I haven't gone late night fishing in a month of Sundays. I do miss that. That low boil always sounds good. Now sour cream and salsa is something I've had, goooood stuff.

Asa-We don't have the In-n-Out Burger around here, is that a step up from BK?

I've never been very good at that "urge controlling" thing, but, I'm working at it. I was the same way during my hockey playing days.


August 19, 2008 - Msg 65336: Yea the late night fishing is great fun auh2o..pop a dvd in the player on the boat and cast and chill!..If we get board we just but on catfish bait and let her sink to the bottom and WHAM!....a hit most of the time!..we sometime cast and put the rods in the rod holders and go down in the cabin and play rook and eat sandwiches!..SPOT

August 19, 2008 - Msg 65337:
Howdy porch family....another great day to serve our Lord.

Asa....just think, Ro said you might have a bug in your head.

Boo....that's such great news concerning the young girl we were praying for.

Hey there Pappa Bear. Sure have missed you being around. can count on my prayers for Lisa. Praying even as I type this.

Lucy....praying as you continue to move forward and God gives you peace and comfort.

Never seen the In-n-Out Burger.

MDC....I'm with you buddy on the barn dance at Spots place.

Spot....the camp sounds fun. We'll be there.

You all have a great night's rest as our Lord keeps His eyes on you while you sleep.
Prayers for ALL the porch family!

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65338: OK gang..been surfing go to upper lefthand corner click on "40 acres"..then "40 acres image gallery"(pull the site down for pics)click on pics...a neat site,you can go the home page and work your way through the whole site!..good reading too...ok im going back to it...SPOT

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65339: I am so proud of all of you. --Romeena

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65340: To answer your question, Romeena, I don't know if I have EVER seen the baby birds. The nest is up kind of high(well, high enough that I can't look into it without bending down the branch, which I haven't wanted to do), and I think the only bird I've seen in there has been the mommy, because when I would get too close, she would fly away. I thought a couple times when I was walking by I may have seen some of the speckled feathers of a juvenile peering over the nest, but once again, I never did get a good look, and I didn't want to disturb them at the time in case it was one of the hatchlings. I know I am going to have to get up there so I can get a good look inside that nest and see if there are any remnants of shells or, God forbid, blood and feathers. Then I will know what happened. Darn cat.

Did someone mention sour cream ON meatloaf? Hmmm. I love both things, but never thought to put them together. I might have to try it. Might. ;)

Night all.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65341: Morning gang..hey yall check out that web site I mentionted on msg 65338 if ya get a chance...well im off work in an hour and then sleep and get up around noon and wash the camper and pack and its off to the lake Thu morning early!...Sterling sour cream on meatloaf its good!..speaking of birds I had a small bird, wren or something last year rais a family in one of my 4 wheeler helments in the barn!..I would walk in and she would whiz out but would allways come back...little ones would just holler and she would swoop outside till I left then dash back in!..they all made it far as I know!...well on that nice note...breakfast menu:three eggs fried and scrambled,hashbrowns with cheese,country ham,hand pattyed sausage,grits,bisquits and milk gravy,oj,milk,coffee...ready at 6:30 dont be late...Asa wear shoes...and oh yea salsa for Romeena!...prayers!...SPOT

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65342: Me-They: I want a respose are you not using Govt. Equipment to doodle on the "Porch" on tax employers time..It sure seems strange that on Monday morning you are full of Quips..and on Friday afternoons you give your goodbyees...MAN up ME-THey...Are you posting on company time???

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65343: That is a Response...Me They....

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65344: Ant D...Are You Talking to the porch on company time...???? I think so...???

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65345: To all you Porch sitters...we complain about Govt" inefficiency and we have two examples among us...Doodling on a Web site that has nothing to do about their jobs and we wonder where the tax money goes....The "Dud".

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65346: Hey Me-They, Please get your story straight when you tell them that I was not on company time while posting Dimocratic views and other nonsense....Gonna" Follow up big Guy!!!

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65347: Yeah, Me-They is all full of comments when he gets into his office..But is that what he is paid to do..comment and Quip on the Andy Site: I don't think so...Another example of GOVT waste..or Private Company Waste...Give me a smug comment back...Me-They...

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65348: Morning Porch. Hope your day is a good one.
Spot, hope you have a ggod time camping. Keep an eye out for them Lake Looms if you get lost. And remember when cooking that a fire started by constriction is hotter than a fire started by matches and therefore your foods gonna cook a lot faster. Hope them tips help you.

Sterling, I commend you on your efforts to protect those baby birds. You need to borrow my tweezers? Just holler if you do.

Rev, yea, the thought of a bug in my ear..... bugs me. LOL

auh2o, In-n-Out is a big step above BK. They use all fresh stuff including potatos for the fries. You can see them cut em up right there through the window, just like Moreli's. (I am serious about that)

New Neighbor, your such a kind soul saying that about the Mrs and I. It was so neat to meet you and your Daughter a few years ago. You have blessed my life in many ways. Thank you.

Possum, hopr the storm ain't to harsh on you. Keep your paws dry. Give Laci a hug for me.

Boo, glad you had a cool day yesterday. I don't know how you folks down south manage with that humidity. We seldom get above 15% here. When it gets higher than that I really struggle with it.

MDC knows all about our dry heat.

Well better get off here and HEAD ON to work. Gotta start getting things ready for winter. YUCK!


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65349:

Hey Folks

Asa-That is almost unheard of these days, french fries made from potato's. Amazing!!

Speaking of LOONS, they do seem to be in season lately, I think we should all keep an eye out for 'em.


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65350: Mornin' y'all! Getting ready for another day of Laci-at least we don't have to go anywhere today!

Thank you all for the prayers for Lisa. I keep up with her through a blog she writes,and she has been anxious and asking for prayers.As soon as I woke up this morning,I sent one up to God on her behalf.I'll keep y'all posted.

Enjoyed your singing auh2o! How about a tune from my favorite group America? Little bit of "Daisy Jane" to start the morning... "I'm a crazy man and I'm playing my crazy games.."
Love that song!

Y'all have a good day!
possum under a rock

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65351: Me-They: Give us a big company hello!!! Whether you are paid by the Govt. or paid by a private you think they would like you to take time to comment on this message board while being paid by them for something????

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65352: Message# 65651 was the "Dud" I own my own company and will take company time to police this message board...The "Dud"

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65353: Heh, heh, auh2o, I was thinking the same thing about them loons...fight the urge folks! ; )

Just flying through myself.

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65354: Good morning everyone. It's another beautiful day here.

Well, I was in early this morning and thought I'd say howdy. I'm truly blessed to have a good, non-governmental job. I don't make a lot of money but the people I work with are nice. I'm also blessed to have a boss who doesn't mind me posting here or reading the news on Google or whatever on my breaks or at lunchtime. He knows I work hard and put in the extra hours when needed.

Anyway, I have been busy the last few days so my comments today will be brief. You all are in my prayers--each and every single one of you.

AFD: Good to hear from you, if briefly.


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65355:

M-T Hang in there buddy, I've heard these "bro-mances" don't last long.


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65356: He Me-They...You don't think that maybe your comments will be brief is that your boss might not want you to be spending all of your liberal brain power posting on "The Porch"...Yeah I didn't think so....

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65357: Ant D" No comments from Work Today???

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65358: YOU WILL NEVER, THEN, BE OLD
Take time to look for beauty,
Then you will always see
The hand of God who treasures
Every single little bee.
True treasures make life worth living,
The kind that's never bought.
Worthwhile deeds are always measured
By the love that you have brought.
So sing a song the whole day long,
Then treasures you'll behold.
For life will be a pleasure,
You will never, then, be old!


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65359: Hey, good morning, Tom! It's about time you brought us a poem, and a lovely one it is, too. Worthwhile deeds are always measured By the love that you have brought. What a beautiful sentiment, and so true. Thanks for sharing that.

Good morning to the rest of you, as well! It's a beautiful day here, all green and gold out there after the rain. Sun is shining, birds everywhere.
Speaking of birds, Sterling, I think you should get a stepladder and check out that nest. It won't bother the birds if they're still there - I've done it a few times, they don't seem to realy mind - and it will relieve your mind. My guess is that the parents raised the babies, and they flew. I think you're probably concerned unnecessarily. It's true that robins will stay around and run around on the ground before finally flying away, but my yard is fenced, so they can't run far. I think they'd probably get away from the house and any activity if they could.

You folks are the cats, you know that? --Romeena

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65360: Good Wednesday Porch folks, hope all is well with everyone.

I haven't seen a lunch menu today so here's what we are having: BBQ sandwhiches, SLAW, potato wedges, chocolate chip cookies, tea, lemonade to drink. YUM!

M-T, don't work to hard now! We need you around this place.

Thanks for the poem TOM! Good to see you.

Romeena, I will be sending some new pics of the kids along in a few days for the album. If that is okay.

Have a blessed day and watch out for the loons!

Big Maude

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65361: Eek - nake that "really mind". This keyboard is getting old, and so are my fingers. --Romeena

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65362: Of course it's okay, Big Maude. I'll be happy to post them. --Romeena

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65363: Mornin' Friends!
Before I forget what was the name of the girl that Goober dated at the diner? Did they ever get married?
It's another nice sunny day here, but I think Fay is headed here. Spot, be prepared (Girl Scout motto-15 years later and I still remember!).
Thank y'all for your thoughts ane prayers. I'm doing much better. My happy self is coming back. The hard part is over. It only lasts for a week and it's just my being preoccupied and a little testy. I only cried once, so overall I think it wasn't too bad. I'm sure prayers helped. The Lord is good that way.
Tom- Lovely poem! It's very uplifting. We love you!
Spot- I haven't tried sour cream on my meatloaf either! I put it on my taco meat, so why not?
M-T- Is the Mrs. still liking her job?
Auh20- Did your girls ever get into the American Girl series? I actually have the Felicity movie on right now while I'm working. Oh, I finished that book. It was good, but I still wonder how much was fiction or historically acurate.
Possum- Are you enjoying watching your Laci everyday?
Homemaker- Did you have fair? Did your guys place? My neices sold their chickens and ducks with a pretty hefty profit. I didn't think they would be able to this year because of the lousy economy.
Romeena- How's little Starr doing?
Boo- Have you started schooling? When we homeschooled we waited until after Labor Day. I envy you being able to homeschool. I miss Bry so much while he's at school. It gets a little lonely. It's funny because I really was excited to have them leave all summer, but now that they're gone I want them back!
Big Maude- Football practice started yet? Nick was in it for most of the summer until he realized he had to choose between JROTC and football. He chose JROTC because he wants to be a marine, though with his arguing skills I'm pushing for a lawyer.
AFD- What kind of wings do you have? ha
Mavis- How's everything?
Rev- Are you back on the road?
Papabear- Hope you are well. Glad you checked in!
MDC- I'm glad you've hung on with us for so long on the porch!
Hey to every one I missed. Always in my prayers.
Well, I need to get busy. Paperwork for custody stuff seems to be taking all spare minutes I have!
Y'all have a Mayberry Day
Remember those fruits of the spirit dear friends

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65364: Lucy, football practice started about the end of July. They have been doing workouts most of the summer though. We have been doing fund raising activities off and on this summer and last night had a BBQ and a " Meet the Falcons" event for the community. Patrick will be a starter this year and will play center position. This will be his senior year so I hope they have a good season. One of his coaches came up to us last night and told us what a great kid Patrick is and that if his daugther was much older (she is only about 4 or 5) he would be proud if she brought him home as her boyfriend!. It was kinda funny but also a wonderful compliment about our son.

Have a blessed day,

Big Maude

August 20, 2008 - Msg 65365: Hey Lucy - the boys sold their goats at the fair (their mom and dad bought them back for the freezer!) - prices were down dramatically for everyone. My oldest had his Vet Science poster go to the State Fair in Indy and placed in the honors group. That is very difficult to do because you are essentially competing with every county at the state level. We were very proud of his Vet. Science poster.

I am not sure of Dud's moulage and tirade but I don't have the energy to worry about who is watching who on the board. We need some of them little blue pills to put us in better moods!


August 20, 2008 - Msg 65366: Goober's gal at the diner was Flora, and they didn't marry. Good to see you, Lucy. Prayers for you and yours.

Lunch sounds mighty fine, Maude. I'll be right over. Sounds like your Patrick is quite the catch. ; )

Hope someone hangs up the phone in your ear, Asa.

Good to see you too, Tom. 'Preciate the poem.

Prayers for Lisa, possum. Have a fun day with Laci.

Well, I better get back to work before my boss fires me. : ) Talk to ya'll later. Prayers for all.