September 03, 2008 - Msg 65843: Palin Rocks!
Hang on Possum. Prayers.
Hey to everyone. Goyya get.


September 03, 2008 - Msg 65844: Oops. Gotta get.
Time to sweep though. I got it.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65845: Good sweep, Asa! You're right on Palin - she rocked the house. Look out Joe Biden, it's Sarah Barracuda! ; )


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65846: Possum see there you shut me up!..ha ha..back at work now till 2..prayers to all storm path people...Hey Asa and yea she did rock the house..I like her!...well busy here at work..Romeena hope your night went well..hey Lucy,AFD,NN and all...busy here this morning..back in a bit....waffle house on possum!...Tom check in you and Rev...auh20,M-T,hazel,maude,hm,mdc,foober....yall come on in here!...back in just a bit...SPOT

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65847: Ok,if I'm taking y'all to Waffle House then everybody's got to go the Physical Therapy with me & Laci.Who feels like climbing up a flight of stairs (part of Laci's PT is going up stairs) before breakfast? If I'm paying,ya gotta EARN your meal! We'll head to Waffle House when we're done.
Y'all really make me feel cared about-it means a lot. Hanna may just miss us-looks like she'll hit near Cape Fear(NC).I'm ready though.This is prime hurricane season and there are 2 others out there. Ike is a bad boy,so praying it will spare the US.
Couldn't stay up to watch Palin,but saw Huckabee.He was good! I like that gentleman.From what I'm learning about her,I do like Palin.We'll just have to hold on and see what November brings with the election.
Foober? Who's that,spot? Ha Ha

If you're going to Waffle House be ready and wear shoes!
possum under a rock

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65848: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the Porch's all-time greats, jennie boone. If my rememberer is working like it should, I remember a 'big' birthday bash at M'Days '98, which means this should be another 'BIG' birthday. I hope the black-hearted buzzard does something nice for you today. We love y'all and hope to see you again soon.

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65849: Happy B-Day jennie boone.

Well, since I'm up and I'm hungry, guess I'll scale that flight of stairs with you and Laci, possum. Haven't had a good waffle for a while.

Ya'll prepare yourselves for some moose stew and homemade biscuits for lunch, and Baked Alaska for dessert - in honor of Sarah Palin today. ; )

Good day and prayers for all.

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65850: Didn't see Palin's speech but read much of it today. I like her. Does anyone know if she is Catholic? I'm just wondering since she has a 4 month old with Down's. I know many people would abort such a child. Just wondering...

Better get Erin out of bed. Today will be another busy one but I will try to check in later. Adios Amigos/Amigas.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65851:
Hey Folks

We've had nasty cold run through the house here but we're all feeling a bit better. School starts tomorrow for the girls. I always miss having 'em around during the day.

Palin does indeed ROCK!

Boo-I'm not sure what denomination she follows but I did hear one of the half-wits in the media wondering what the difference was between Born Again Christians and Evangelicals, when they were discussing Palin ... yeeesh, half-wits.

Boo-My wife and I can relate to the Palin's decision to have their child even though he had downs syndrome. When my wife was having test down during her pregnancy with our youngest, results came back that there was a good chance the baby would have spina bifida. Well, for awhile we were thrown for a loop. We were encourage to consider abortion has a means help us, I can't tell you how offended we were. At no time did we consider abortion, it still angers me to think of it. Our little girl was born in full health, and they wanted us to abort her? I'd give my life for either of my kids, the thought of taking one their lives brings tears to my eyes. Wow, am I ranting, sorry. Let me just say that when Palin was speaking last night it felt like one of us were up there. God Bless her!

see you folks later,


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65852: Only got a minute, but wanted to let ya'll know, we put an offer on the house we've been looking at & they ACCEPTED!! Now as long as the termite inspection goes well, I'm gonna be needin some help packin & movin! I'll even feed ya'll for your help!
Off to work, Oh & Happy Birthday, Jennie Boone!

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65853: Ok..real funny possum;-}...I meant Goober!..happy b-day jennie!..possum Laci and I dun good on the stairs did"nt we!possum we will be watching the storms for you...hang in there....auh20 I agree Palin does project a great vibe!...well sence we are all pooped from the possum breakfast work out im gona chill for a bit....hey there Mavis...SPOT

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65854: Glad to hear everyone is on the mend at your house, auh2o.

Congrats, Mavis!

Boo, I know at one point it was mentioned that Palin had been a member of the Wasilla Assembly of God.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65855: Lunch:ham and cheese sandwiches chips,pork-n-beans,coke.....SPOT

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65856: Morning everyone. I only have a minute right now but I'll be back later. In the meantime, BOO, I found this on Wikipedia:

"Palin was originally baptized as a Roman Catholic, but her parents switched to the Wasilla Assembly of God, a Pentecostal church, where she was rebaptized at age 12 or 13, and attended under pastor Ed Kalnins until 2002.[118][119] When she is in the capital, she attends Juneau Christian Center,[120] another Assemblies of God church. Her current home church in Wasilla is The Wasilla Bible Church, under Pastor Larry Kroon[121] an independent congregation.[122][123] Initial reports described her as the first Pentecostal ever named to a major party's presidential ticket; Palin has described herself as a 'Bible-believing Christian' who attends a non-denominational church.[124] The National Catholic Reporter described her as a 'post-denominational' Christian.[125]"

POSSUM and all in harm' way, please stay safe. And stock up on TP!

MAVIS: Congrats! With all the trouble we've had with termites over the years, I consider myself somewhat of an expert.

Happy birthday JENNIE BOONE!

ROMEENA: After you watch it, let me know what you think. I thought it was great.

APB for HAZEL, CHALOTTE, GOOBER, and others.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65857: Morning everyone. I only have a minute right now but I'll be back later. In the meantime, BOO, I found this on Wikipedia:

"Palin was originally baptized as a Roman Catholic, but her parents switched to the Wasilla Assembly of God, a Pentecostal church, where she was rebaptized at age 12 or 13, and attended under pastor Ed Kalnins until 2002.[118][119] When she is in the capital, she attends Juneau Christian Center,[120] another Assemblies of God church. Her current home church in Wasilla is The Wasilla Bible Church, under Pastor Larry Kroon[121] an independent congregation.[122][123] Initial reports described her as the first Pentecostal ever named to a major party's presidential ticket; Palin has described herself as a 'Bible-believing Christian' who attends a non-denominational church.[124] The National Catholic Reporter described her as a 'post-denominational' Christian.[125]"

POSSUM and all in harm' way, please stay safe. And stock up on TP!

MAVIS: Congrats! With all the trouble we've had with termites over the years, I consider myself somewhat of an expert.

Happy birthday JENNIE BOONE!

ROMEENA: After you watch it, let me know what you think. I thought it was great.

APB for HAZEL, CHALOTTE, GOOBER, and others.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65858: Ooops! Sorry gang!


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65859: Me They, you're just like a zesty onion. You keep repeating. LOL.

I saw a T-shirt last night that said it best.
"Our Mama beats youe Obama!" I love it.

Happy Birthday Jennie Boone. Hope it's a good one.

Great news on the house Mavis. Did you use Fife Realty in your search?

Auh2o, We just may have a chance. I kind of hope the media keeps up their nonsense. I think it's gonna backfire on them. Did you see that part when the youngest Daughter was holding the baby? She was liking her hand and then using it to smooth down the baby's hair. It was just beautiful, and real.

Sorry about the loss of your Uncle Tom. Prayers for you to feel better.

Best get. Plenty busy these days.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65860: Hey there, ASA. Regarding Palin's baby, I couldn't help but notice that every member of her family (including the youngest daughter) and even Cindy McCain held him last night, with one exception: the eldest daughter. I believe that those vicious runors about him being her secret baby were the reason. In the past, whenever Palin's family were present it was usually her who held her brother. But with those lies still swirling around I'll bet that campaign wranglers have deemed he holding him as strictly verbotten. It would be too much of a bad photo op. I think that's plain sad.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65861: I did notice that as well, M-T. Looking back to when Palin was introduced on Friday, I wonder if it was intentional for Bristol to hold Trig in an effort to hide her slight "baby belly", so the McCain/Palin camp could divulge the information at their own leisure.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65862:
In honor of Jennie Boone's birthday, let me just say "mornin' honeys and dears." Hide all your best china today! haha
Tho I thought Sarah Palin did good last nite, I respectfully disagree with some of her Obama digs. I thought it should have been strictly a talk about who she is and her record, rather than take off the gloves so early. For one thing, Rudy Guliani had already done that. I have a feeling that they dont look at each others speeches ahead of time. They need to save some of this stuff for the two month run that lies ahead. Again, in general terms, it was a good speech, just a little over the top in some areas in my humble opinion. But buy me a beer and she's got my vote M-T! ha

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65863: AFD: You have a good point. I think we both probably are right.

MDC: I thought is was very good if a little strong, too. That said, I think she sort of had to come out swinging. For one thing, she needed to show people she could hang, and second, that's typically the role the vp candidate takes. Biden basically did the same thing last week.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65864:
She was a real bobbiedazzler, she was.
A real 'Ellie for Council' type, a 'we will not sing' stratigist, a 'spoon thumpin'Aunt Bee warden, a 'cod liver oil milk shake maker,'
a little miss Peggy, a little Helen, a little Sue Ann, and a little Sharon Despain all rolled into one. haha
Anyone care for a few more 'mayberry moment' comparisons?
Is America a great country, or what?


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65865:
That was indeed me, MDC and it looks like my alter ego MDC showed up there at the end as well! tho, it's hard to tell us apart! ha

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65866: At least you don't think her running for vp is just plain silly :o.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65867: Don't know if anyone is interested, but Bill O'Reilly is to have Barack Obama on tonight at 8 pm eastern/7 pm central.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65868: Thanks, AFD. I'll be watching, even if it will be a little like gawking at a traffic accident. I'm no big fan of O'Reilly; it has nothing to do with his positions, I just think he's a big blowhard whose own ego barely fits in his body.


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65869: Wow, M-T, guess that will make two blowhards whose egos barely fit into their bodies on there tonight. : ) Hope my TV is big enough to fit them both on the screen. ; )


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65870: I don't like O'Reilly either, M-T. It gets under my skin when he has the same opinions as me because he is such a loud-mouthed, blown-up, big-headed, greasy, snake in the grass...(other than that, he's ok, though). hehe


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65876: test --Romeena

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65877: Never mind, Floyd. It's working now. --Romeena

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65878: Mavis- GREAT news about the house! I'm happy for y'all!

AFD & Spot,it was a pleasure treating you to breakfast this morning after seeing how hard you both worked climbing stairs at Laci's therapy. Y'all come along anytime.Spot,you might want to join us for Occupational Therapy sometimes- you will get to fingerpaint and stack blocks! Right up your alley-ha!
Asa,how old are your grandgirls now? Hard to believe Laci turns 5 on Sunday.

Good chance that Hanna will miss us.Might get some wind & rain,but should be ok here.Too soon to know what Ike will do yet.That one is scary.

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

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65879: Oh,I'm stocked up,Me-they!
possum again

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65880:
Thanks for the troublecheck Romeena.
Not too many porchsitters today, must all be restin' up for the big speech tonight. Not since 1964 have Arizonans been so anticipatory. I know, I know, if I'm gonna use big words, I should at least use bigger keys! haha Prayers for John McCain that his words be guided by the true, living Holy Spirit! Godspeed, we need it.
Spot is ordering in pizza and wings, roll of paper towels for clean up.
God bless,

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65881:
Hi possum, didnt see ya fer that big ole ROCK there! ha

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65882:
Hello porch family....checking in real quick.

Yep...I think Palin did a good job. I think she made her point right off that she can and will stand up with the "big boys."

After I leave here (Pigeon Forge area) in the morning, I may not have internet for a while while up in KY. So if you don't hear from me for a week or so you'll know why.

Praying for all our porch family. I'll try and check back tonight.

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65883:
MDC....Amen...I agree with your prayer!

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65884:
Rev- just put on your tin foil hat and face north by northwest, and you may bring in the Rapid City,
North Dakota website! teehee
Careful in that KY area, lots of 'stills!' ha

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65885: (hic) stills?, what stills?

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65886: Anyone feel like having a Sezarac (It's a kind of New Orleans drink). Ever been to New Orleans? (that was my best Peggy imitation...I take of on Cary Grant, too).

Forgot to say congratulations on the house to Mavis and Mr. Neff!


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65887: Evening Family:
Just checking in with the porch family.

AMEN Palin- what she lacks in international affairs she more than makes up in "mother experience". As I watched the speech last night and then again this evening, I couldn't help but think they are more than an average typical American family. She will have wonderful platforms for teen preg.,Iraq, down-syndrome, mothers, families, economy...(no offence meant- but most men don't have a clue)of things that directly effect our FAMILIES!!! YOU GO GIRL!!
Better get ready for bed. Stressful day at work. ~New Neighbor

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65888: Hope all is well with you all.
Had to share a blessing my family received today. Our Computer monitor went bang yesterday morning. I mentioned it in passing to our pastor's wife last night when we were chatting. Well, this am, our pastor called. They were switching out 2 computer systems at the church and he wanted to give us one of the monitors they no longer needed. What a blessing. So anyway, now we're back online and it didn't cost us a penny


September 04, 2008 - Msg 65889: Thank you all for my birtday wishes.. it was one of those Earnest T Bass..tapity tapity tapity 50! days.
We did have a "milestone" birthday party at Mayberry days 10 years ago..It's amazing how fast the years go after it starts to go downhill.
The blackhearted buzzard say hey!

September 04, 2008 - Msg 65890:
Hello porch family.

Opiemom.....praise the Lord...God is good! do Peggy and Cary Grant good.....Ever thought about going into acting?

MDC...I'll have to try the tin foil hat. the Gamec#cks let Vandy whip them. Can't believe it.

Well gang as I said earlier today, I leave TN in the morning so I may not be in touch for a week or so (unless MDC's tip works). But I'll be praying and thinking of you folks each day.
Keep your eyes on our Jesus and remember....Jesus loves you and so do I.

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65891: Good evening, everyone. Well, the RNC was very interesting. I still haven't viewed Sarah Palin's speech, will probably do that in the morning, but I saw the major speeches tonight. I'm impressed. I was very happy to see that Mr. McCain didn't start slinging mud. He made a few, mostly humorous jabs at Obama, but he kept it light for the most part. He was a gentleman.

I have no intention of being like the talking heads and rehashing the whole thing. When they started their yammering, I turned them off. Those endless commentaries have always irritated the heck out of me. I heard the speeches, I have a few brain cells and I can form my own opinions. I do not need them to tell me what the person said and what it meant and how I'm supposed to react.

I'm thinking we're in for quite a ride. The more I see of McCain, the more confidence I'm developing in him. I like his wife and the things she has done in the way of humanitarian activities. I like Sarah Palin, and am quite convinced that she's no dummy. She may just be a force to reckon with. I like the fact that although McCain is 72 years old, his mother is 96, and was there looking remarkably fit, so that's a good indicator that he just might make it through his term! Anyway, in my humble opinion, things are looking up.

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65892: Finger paint possum? in there for that ..Laci and me!...good morning back at work ..hey Romeena,hazel,auh20,NN,Tom,brother Rev what happened to the gameco#ks?...Dogs are favored by 23 tomorrow...hey M-T,Asa,mavis,CHUCK?!,Opiemom,MDC,my friend Boo,jennie,maude, and all...let me get the frying pan warmed up and get yall something to eat...:2 eggs your way,bacon,hashbrowns,bisquits and gravy,,h20,milk....back in just a bit!..prayers and peace...SPOT

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65893: Very well put Romeena. I watched almost the entire thing on C-span so I wouldn't have to listen to the talking heads. And I have some hope for this race now, something I didn't have a week ago. And it's mostly due to one woman. She sounded like to me a young female Ronald Reagan. She has certainly gotten the consevative base fired up. And I have come away from this with a much higher appreciation of Cindy McCain. I had always kind of looked at her as being a spoiled rich kid, but seeing how shw has devoted her life to the things she has, shame on me for judging her unfairly and harshly. I have tremendous appreciation for all that McCain has gone through and his service to his Country. I guess bottom line he and I just don't agree on a few things and that has made it difficult for me to support him. But considering the alternative I guess there is no other option for me.

That breakfast sounds good Spot. Can I have 3 eggs? I'm starving.

Opiemom, glad you got a new monitor and can join us more.

Possum, sounds like Hannah is gonna behave. Good deal. Now what about Ike?

Happy Friday all. Best get to work.


September 05, 2008 - Msg 65894: I hear you, ASA. I really had not gotten that involved with finding out about the candidates until recently (thanks to all of you, mostly, who kept me thinking), and I am seeing just how much Obama and McCain are polar opposites, especially on some of the moral issues. I have to admit, though, that I have serious doubts that Americans will elect another republican president. I think if Bozo the clown was running in Obama's place, he would still have a good chance of being elected (maybe a better one). With things the way they are in this country, and families struggling so, people want change in a big way and I don't think are going to take a chance on another republican...just my opinion, of course, for what it's Ro sometimes says, "maybe worth the price of a cup of coffee". Speaking of which, mine is gone and I have to get Erin ready for school. TGIF! I don't have to get up before daylight in the morning.

Ro, wanted to tell you that Bruce spoke with the ear doctor about the cochlear implants and the doc told him that they need to try one of the newer aids first to see how he does. I didn't mention that Bruce's mom is having some neurological problems. Her hands have been shaky for years but they have gotten much worse, to the point that she really can no longer write and even has trouble eating and drinking. The doctors are just trying to treat the symptoms without really knowing what is going on because they cannot do an MRI of the brain due to the implants. I don't like that idea much.

Better get going...


September 05, 2008 - Msg 65895: I agree with your comments Boo, and I am not saying things are not bad right now. But I do think that the media is making it out to be worse than it is though. This is not unusual in an election year where a Republican candidate is the incumbent, to make it appear the world is ending unless we have change. My contention is the main stream news folks seem to be bent on a Democratic Administration and will use their powers to try and make that happen. The article that Sterling reffered to in US magazine is a perfect example. A very negative headline and story full of lies and half truths concerning Palin, with another story that is glowing about the wit and charm of Obama and his wife. And it should be noted, the owner of US magazine is the same person who owns Rolling Stone magazine and has maxed out in what he is legally allowed to contribute to a political party. (did I mention what party? Anyone want to guess?)
I don't mean to dismiss the challanges we are all facing right now. As Barney would say "it's tough, and it's going to get tougher" most likely. Our need for energy is critical for our economic engine in this Country and it's the party who can recognize this, and come up with a plan to deal with it effectively is the one we need to support. Mixed in with all of this is the instability in the Mid East and our dependence on them, it's a real mess that has been in the making for a long long time, not just the last 8 years. Change for changes sake is foolishness IMNSHO. We need people who can face these challanging issues in a realistic manner and implement oppurtunities for American ingenuity to excell and shine. It's worked for over 200 years and now ain't the time to quit on it.
Whew, sorry about that moulage mixer, but I feel better now. :)
Peace all.


September 05, 2008 - Msg 65896: Right on Boo!..the weekend is almost here and Im off for a change!..Asa for you 2 fried eggs and one boiled that makes 3..possum I hope the storm just brushes you and not a direct hit...just let me know if you loose power...slow here this some busy work to do...SPOT

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65897:
OK porch family...I'm heading out. You all have a blessed day and I'll get back to the porch whenever I get service. As always....prayers for all the porch family!

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65898: Take care Rev and spread the word of God!...we will pray for a safe trip....SPOT

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65899: Mornin' Y'all! Since Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel isn't broadcasting live from in front of my rock,I feel pretty good about Hanna. (Tip for anybody ever experiencing a Hurricane- watch & see where ol'Jim sets up!He's usually right in the bullseye.) He's up on the Outer Banks,FYI.Right now it's nice & breezy outside.As long as the winds don't get too strong,I'm staying put.Mr.Possum didn't head for the hills,but if Ike comes,we all might pack up and leave! I'm praying hard over that one.
Well,I need to make the most of the day in case things develop with Hanna. Still lots of fly-a-way things out in the yard.If I secure them now I won't be doing a hunt thru the neighborhood for them tomorrow!
Spot,I'll keep posting unless we lose power or I have to leave my rock. Y'all keep the SC/NC coast in your thoughts and prayers because even a minimal hurricane can really do a number on the beaches.
See y'all later-have a good day!
possum under a rock

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65900: Hi All.
Nice wamr day.


September 05, 2008 - Msg 65901: Hey Possum, is Jim Cantore that bald-ish, rather good-looking fellow? Glad you are probably in the clear.

Good points, ASA.

Have a safe and blessed trip, REV. Prayers for you. Check in if you can.

Hi TOM. Glad you are having nice weather!

Lots of chores await me...toss your shorts Me-T.


September 05, 2008 - Msg 65902: Batten down the hatches possum...get those fly-away things put inside cause when I come up there to get the power back on I dont want to have to help you hunt that stuff! ;-} friend Boo dont work to hard...hey here too...lunch: grilled Burgers with cheese and bacon and onions,baked beans,maude slaw,chips,fanta grape pop.....prayers for storm path people...SPOT

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65903: I did watch the speech last night and thought McCain did a pretty fair job. He seemed to really be energized by the enthusiasm in the room. He sure looks like a proud papa everytime he mentioned Sarah Palin, too. I did enjoy seeing the bio's of both the McCains. Hopefully people will see Cindy McCain less as a rich gal who owns seven homes but more of a person who uses not just her affluence but her physical presence in the efforts to help those less fortunate. I think you're right as well, Ro, in that John McCain has some good genes - who knows, maybe he could serve two terms. ; )

Very astute observations, NN, about how Sarah Palin's life experiences affect her platform - I hadn't really thought of it that way.

Prayers for safe travels and fruitful ministry, Rev.

Prayers for your safety as well, possum, and that of all in the storms' paths.

Good to see you, Tom!

"Hey" to the rest of the gang, and prayers for all!

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65904:

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65905: trouble check

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65906: Good morning everyone.

Here they come, BOO...

It's a busy day here so I only have a minute or two. Hannah is expected to bring us a lot of rain tomorrow. Prayers for all in harm's way farther south.

I missed Obama on O'Reilly last night--I forgot it was mandatory back-to-school night. Grrrr. How was it? I did catch McCain's speech. I thought it was good, and seemed to harken back to the pre-election campaign McCain. I've always liked him personally. He a Palin make a winning ticket.

AFD: Bristol was holding the baby last night, so there gfoes my theory. Yours still holds.

Safe travels, REV. I'llbseein' ya.

You know, it's been quite awhile since I made a moulage. I'll have to think long and hard about that over the weekend...

Y'all take care!


September 05, 2008 - Msg 65907: Also, I third or fourth your thoughts about Cindy McCain. She may have been born with a silver spoon, but she sure has used it to help a lot of others.


September 05, 2008 - Msg 65908: There you go, Spot. --Romeena

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65909: Looks like somebody else beat me to it, but at least you're not such a bold doggie anymore. --Romeena

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65910:
Good mornin' all.
I saw some of the Miss Peggy episode at my dad's last night. (He has cable.)
Boo- ya gotta say it this way - New Ah-lens! ha
"And for the gentleman, Beer" (As in 'What, you don't want a sezerac also, you doofus!') haha
Well, Arizona's favorite son did pretty good, but I got the impression he was trying to avoid any semblence of Barry Goldwater's tough talk speech of 44 years ago. Too bad tho, I think it needed some teeth, instead of the "I'll work with anybody" rather milktoast approach. But we shall see what happens in the next 60 days.
BTW, I heard that Sarah Palin knows how to field dress a moose! I don't know any men or women who can do that! ha

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65911: Thanks yall...sorry I will have to be more carefull.SPOT

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65912: Right, MDC...Bruce, the kids and I were watching that ep last night, too. And Bruce turned to me and said, "Boy, Andy should have held on to Peggy"...My reply was, "Yes, that's what everyone thinks". He was probably thinking, 'I wonder who EVERYONE is..?' I didn't bother to explain our countless conversations on the porch about Peggy being the one that got away. He was also surprised to hear that Peggy was Tatum O'Neal's mom. Boy, the things you learn here on the porch.

Think hard, Me-They...I'll be sitting in front of my computer on Monday morning waiting for the moulage (make it real runny, just for me). What kind of fabric softener do you want in those shorts? Gain or Downey (I prefer Gain but have both)...?

Thanks, SPOT. I am not working too hard. In fact, my dear dad dropped by and had coffee with me and we talked for about an hour. It was nice surprise visit.


September 05, 2008 - Msg 65913: Forgot my quote: "Mayberry, gateway to danger"...

By the way, a few days ago Hazel mentioned doing something on the anniversary of Millie's passing and I think that is a great idea. Maybe a quote-a-thon would be nice.


September 05, 2008 - Msg 65914: I for one was very impressed with Cindy McCain last night. I'm guilty of making unfair assumptions about her too, sort of like Barney's assumptions about Peggy. You'd think I'd learn.

Well, a lot more comes to mind, but I think it would be best placed on the blog, not here. Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65915: ?ready", not "redy", of course. I think I need to take this keyboard outside and blow the crumbs out of it. Some keys stick and don't depress when I touch them. Annoying. --Romeena

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65916: And where did the ? come from??? Good grief! --Romeena

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65917: Great Caesar's Ghost! I just cleaned out this keyboard, and there are now enough crumbs on the ground to feed a family of birds for two days, and enough hair and lint for them to line three nests! I had no idea I was such a dirty person. Disgusting! --Romeena

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65918:

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65919: test

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65920: Gross, now I'm afraid to clean my keyboard.


September 05, 2008 - Msg 65921: Just checking back in.4pm on the East Coast and we are getting some squally weather-light rain & breezes.If it's gonna get bad,it won't be until late this evening. Jim Cantore's still not anywhere near here (yeah Boo,that's him that you described) so I'm optimistic about Hanna. Me-They,y'all take care up there. Batten down the hatches and all that.
Cindy McCain is okay in my book! I was falling asleep toward the end of Sen. McCain's acceptance speech,but what I heard sounded good. If I am blessed to live 96 years,I hope I look as good as Mama McCain.Isn't she simply elegant?
Well,let me go get something together for supper.Anybody want to take their chances (with my cooking & the weather) come on over!
possum under a rock

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65922:
Thanks possum, throw me somethin as i blow by! ha
hey, seriously, get under your rock and be careful!
Btw, having tags on dvd's, I was able to see how chopped up the TV Land versions of tags really are! As I was watching, I was like "they cut THAT out!?" as the show progressed. Oh, they make it look natural with fadeouts, but man, what a hatchet job.
HM- how did the interview go?
God bless you all, will be prayin for ya at preachin'.
Barn: Andy, rich is rich and poor is poor, oil and water do not mix, you can't turn a silk, er, sow's, well, you know what I mean!"

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65923: Well, I finally watched Sarah Palin's speech, and all I can say is, I'm looking for a McCain/Palin yard sign. That is one smart lady, who most definitely has her feet on the ground. --Romeena

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65924: Evening Family:
Just a bit breezy here, but picking up! So much for the outdoor gospel concert tomorrow... What a shame, I was so looking forward to it, this being my weekend off.
AFD: Where in this world did you get that edukated word like ASTUTE? I'm real honored you used that on me...(it's not a bad word is it? Just kidding).
Well, long past time for the bus to arrive, better find out where the last offspring is. Probably at a sleepover, last minute ya know. Later all. Be safe. ~New Neighbor

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65925: Checking in once more. Rain is coming in along with some far,not bad at all. Hanna should blow past later this evening into early Sat. Hopefully I can sleep through it all. I'll let y'all know how we weathered the storm in the morning,unless we lose power. Then I'll be standing on my rock yelling for Spot!
Well,goodnight friends- love to all!
possum under a rock

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65926: Possum I will keep my ears open for you hun...hope yall just get the least of the storm ya can..Romeena did ya get that keybord clean? ;-}..there has been some BOLD people on the porch included!...Asa,Rev,Tom,hazel,Lucy,auh20,md,mdc,afd and all yall check in..I mowed today...gona try to get started back on the barn tomorrow...hey any leftovers out there maude?..once again prayers possum and take care girl...watching my old HS football team on TV..yes !..local channel...they have not been beat yet...good old North Cobb class of 1977...well let me feed opie and otis and get otis back in his to get his shots next week yall dont let me forget..need to do that before I go to kansas wed.....prayers....SPOT

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65927: I have never been on this sight before but my wife and I are huge TAGS fans. Will someone tell me about this porch. I also have a dog named Opie and one named Otis.

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65928: I have never been on this sight before but my wife and I are huge TAGS fans. Will someone tell me about this porch. I also have a dog named Opie and one named Otis.

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65929: Welcome to you #65927 (& 928) this place is full of the best group of people you will find anywhere. We all found this porch because of our love of TAGS & through our postings have grown to know & love one another like a family. Most of us have never met in person (some of us have met, but not all) but we still feel like one big family. Anyways, we always welcome new folks to jump on in, tell us a little about themselves & pick a Mayberry handle if you so choose. Again, that's not a requirement, just part of the fun. We sit & talk about things just as if we were sitting around on Andy's porch visiting with one another, so the conversation really covers about everything. So, jump in & hang on! I've been coming here for 11 years now (hush up, Asa no cracks about my age!) & my side of the porch is in NE Tennessee.
possum thank you for checking on often, you know we worry about you down there in that storm. Spot listen close now, ya hear? Spot?! do you hear me? Spot! I think possum might better get her little boat out, Spot ain't listening! (HA, funnin with ya Spot) Did you find your last born NN? I hope so. MDC I wanted to tell you, I'm glad to see you posting so much! Where the heck did Otis get off to? Haven't seen him in a few days. Tom are you doing ok? How are your roses you were working on? Well, I'm off to work on my website for a while.
Love ya'll, I hope you know that!

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65930: Do I win the prize for saying Spot so many times in one post? I was so busy picking at him, I forgot to post what I came here for. If any of you haven't read Romeena's Missions to Mongolia blog, I HIGHLY recommend it! I have thoroughly enjoyed it, waiting for the next installment has been torture! I hate to see it come to an end. The blog address is www. romeena-missionstomongolia .blogspot .com without the spaces of course. I'm telling ya, you won't be disappointed. Ok, now I'm off to work on my website.

September 05, 2008 - Msg 65931: Why I would never say anything about your age McMavis.:)

Welcome newcomer. Pick you and yer wife names and join in the fun. What breed are your furkids? I have a 4 year old Doxie named Barney. We have named his kennel "the rock" and have a little sign over concerning the two rules to remember at "the rock".

Stay dry Possum.


September 06, 2008 - Msg 65932: Good evening, all. Just got home from playing bunco - just twelve old gals having a lot of fun. Most of us have known each other for many years, some of us as long as 30 years or more. We've seen each other through the birth of kids and grandkids, battles with cancer and other serious illnesses, loss of husbands, financial reverses, you name it. We have been together through good times and bad, and still we can gather on a Friday night and play a silly game and eat too much and laugh like schoolgirls, and have a wonderful time. God is good.

#65927, you're welcome here. Our rules are few and simple. Mostly, just be kind, be polite, be considerate. Be slow to take offense, and be even slower to cause it. As Mavis said, we've been together a long time, and we have a bond with each other that you don't commonly find in a forum like this. Actually, I'm not sure there ARE any forums like this one! So, welcome! Let us know how you would prefer to be known, and as a courtesy, we always sign our posts with our chosen handle. Most of us have been here so long we recognize each other's "voices" anyway, but we still sign, just to keep things in order. I'm glad you're a furkid person - most of us are as well. Spot, our talkin' and cookin' dog of the porch, has a lab named Otis. Personally, I have a tiny Maltese named Toye Starr - I couldn't think of a Mayberry name that fit her, wish I could have. And that's another thing these folks have helped me get through - the loss of my other Maltese, Sugarplum, who had been with me for 12 1/2 years. The Plum was the porch mascot for all those years, and we all grieved her loss.

Folks, you would enjoy visiting Mavis's blog, which can be found at www dot groomer ang dot blogspot dot com. You know how to put it together. She writes well, great conversational style, and interesting material. I found myself really wishing I could just put a couple of knobs on the head of an ignorant pet owner she had to deal with. It's good writing when it just carries you along with it.

I have Goober's newest CD - just got it. It's nice, real nice. Our ol' Goob does a very good job on it. Check out his website and you can order one from there. I'm glad I did.

Well, Starr is in here patting my ankle with her tiny soft paw. She was alone for four hours while mama went off and played, and she wants some attention now. Guess I'd better go cuddle her. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65933: McMavis!!Hahahaha! Asa you kill me (sorry Mavis).
You really have a sign like that over Barney's kennel? Too funny...maybe you might like to pick up a hobby besides making little signs for your dog...just a thought....hehe.

Mavis, I agree about the Mongolia journal!

A big welcome to #65927! Hope you stay and join us.

I read Goober's comments in your blog, and I am scared, too. God help this country!

I took ended up helping out at a youth party tonight at a friend's house and had a great time. The kids all played XBOX and Wiii, and the adults sat around the table, ate and laughed, mostly...just a wee bit of gossip..nothing too serious...just about this "shoe salesman" who is really a talent scout from Hollywood....

I'm bushed! Think I will hit the sheets with a big smile on my face and a prayer of thanks in my heart for such a nice, comfortable bed. Goodnight Mayberry, my favorite place.


September 06, 2008 - Msg 65934: Barney to Floyd #1: "Next time I need a haircut, I'll just stick my head in a pencil sharpener."
Floyd: "Yeah, and it would fit, too!"


September 06, 2008 - Msg 65935:

I get annoyed when people speculate that because McCain's age he's unlikely to finish his term. All the statistics I've ever heard indicate otherwise! I also don't understand the media's speculation about Ms. Palin's child. I had the choice to have amnio to check for "problems" with my twins while I was in my 5th month. I passed. I was going to have them and keep them no matter what. But that's just my 2ó. Palin appears to be a strong, smart woman. My first reaction, upon learning of McCain's choice for running mate, was that he had either just shot himself in the foot, or made a brilliant selection. This will be an interesting election for sure.

My biggest worry, after this morning's various synopses, has to do with the issue of taxing medical benefits (tax break notwithstanding). It took me years to finally get my whole family insured. Admittedly I might be missing something, but this morning I heard one GOP spokesman ask if anyone expects the government to just "hand out money." I'm fairly confused, but watching closely.

Hope you fared well with the hurricane, Possum.

Welcome, #65927 (& #65928). Pull up a chair and rock with us awhile.

Ro, give Starr a kiss & a hug from the Casa de Dež family, which includes Daisy, my big yellow lab, and my little mutt-dog, Eddie!


September 06, 2008 - Msg 65936: Thanks, girls, for supporting the blogs. I'm glad you're enjoying them. As I said in #65914, this wasn't the place to go into a lot of political comment, so it went in the "views" blog - just posted.

About Sarah Palin's baby - I believe he's about four or five months old? And some of the pundits are speculating that he could have actually been the older daughter's child? The one who is five months pregnant? Hmmm. I believe even those dummies should be able to figure that out and still keep their shoes on, since it would require fewer than ten fingers to do so. As Andy would say, "Awww, come onnn!"

Nope, he's Sarah's, she opted to give him life, Down syndrome and all. Hooray for her! And yes, her 17-year old daughter is expecting a baby, and no doubt wishing with all her heart that she wasn't placing her mom in such a situation at this time, but truth is truth. She's pregnant, and that's that. They could have shipped her off to Aunt Martha under an assumed name, she could have had an abortion and no one would have known. But they didn't. True to her beliefs, Sarah Palin and her family are moving forward, they'll have the baby and it will be loved and accepted, and that is as it should be. God bless them.

And now, I'm going to bed. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65937: Mornin' Y'all! No problems with Hanna- she came thru in the night with just a few rain bands and some winds. Hard Hearted Hanna? Nah,not at all in my area. Thank the good Lord.
'Preciate all the concern for my welfare. We're still in prime hurricane season so who knows what'll happen. But for now,everything is A-OK here! Prayers for the East Coast-they'll most likely be getting lots of rain from Hanna. Me-They,you & yours stay safe!

P.S. Spot,our power stayed on,so no need to come over. (whispering..Mr. Possum's home!) HA! JUST KIDDING,FOLKS!! And if Spot dares says anything to the contrary, the lights will go out in Georgia! LOL
Y'all have a wonderful day!
possum under a rock