September 16, 2008 - Msg 66181: Good deal Romeena!..(about work)tell starr Otis and Opie says HEY!..gona get pics to ya from the linemans rodeo for the porch album (muddy pics)!.payers to all..MDC,MD,mavis,auh2o and all race fans...its on!..TOM check in ok buddy..see yall at the BIG breakfast in the morning!..possum U doing OK?..LUCY?....SPOT

September 16, 2008 - Msg 66182: WOW...back from my road trip and SWISH!...COOL...SPOT

September 16, 2008 - Msg 66183: Mornin' SPOT!

Welcome home, REV. We missed you, too. Hope you are getting some much needed sleep.

Glad you got to stay home last night, RO. Isn't it amazing what we can do with computers these days? It seems like it is always something new.

It is wonderfully cool outside today! After all the heat we have endured for over 4 months without a single break, it is a real breath of fresh air (literally).

Better finish my coffee and get to you all later.


PS-Ro, your new mother theory sounds right to me. I saw that kind of thing plenty!

September 16, 2008 - Msg 66184: Mornin' Y'all! Glad you're back home in the Palmetto State,Rev.- missed you! Rest up a bit and then maybe you can take this meatloaf over to Spot later for me.I would take it,but I've got a tire that keeps going low so I need to get it checked out at the tire place this morning.Rev,you won't mind,will ya? Spot,it's going in the oven in just a bit,I'll get it over to Rev for delivery later,ok? While he's out we'll get Rev to look for Asa,Sterling and all our missing Porchsters.
Ok,let me get to the meatloaf and I'll see y'all later.Have a good day y'all!
possum under a rock

September 16, 2008 - Msg 66185: Good morning, everyone! I got a good night's sleep and am now ready to tackle this day, much better prepared than I would be if I was dragging in from a 12 hour shift! Carpet cleaning man arrives in an hour or so, to remove the marks of Starr's indiscretions before my friend arrives on Friday. That little hound is getting better, but she will still anoint the carpet now and then. Resistance to housebreaking seems to be a Maltese trait.

All the guest bed linens are washed, but I have to get the beds remade, do a bit of dusting and light vacuuming in those rooms, and freshen up that bathroom. I may get to my bedroom as well. I'll leave the rest of the house until closer to Carol's arrival. The guest area will stay clean, because neither Starr nor I ever go up there unless there's company.

Well, better go feed this little dancing doggie, and perhaps myself as well. Spot, send me those pictures! Be blessed, y'all. --Romeena

September 16, 2008 - Msg 66186: AHi All.
Will it look like a nice day for now.
the little boy did not have the heartsug someone was in reao bad off, so now we are waiting for a new day and time for him.


September 16, 2008 - Msg 66187:
Tom- We'll keep praying for him. I bet it is tough on you too. hang in there, and let them know that he is in our prayers.
RO- welcome to the "memory stick" world! Aint they wonderful? So much better than floppies.
MeThey- my new retirement plan will be me "clinking" as I walk out of stores!! haha
Of course, the Mayberry bank is a pushover also! ha Maybe I'll find that golden arm! teehee
On a more serious note, we do have a CD at Wash. Mutual, and I heard there are rumblings there now! Yikes!
BOO- the next time Bruce gets that sheet from SSA, have him look at his retirement age.
Prayers for all,

September 16, 2008 - Msg 66188: Well hey my friend Booa nd Tom..MDC the nascar chase is on..Rev look for the fed-x truck brother..Possum whatever it takes get that meatloaf to the dog house for us..thanks..I will cut some taters up and get them boiling later..Romeena you working nights? here till 8 tonight and off tomorrow ...Miss Sherry and I are gona go bike riding for the first time this to get them out and service them...ok back in just a bit...SPOT

September 16, 2008 - Msg 66189: "Booa'...hee hee

September 16, 2008 - Msg 66190:
Hey MT, I just had another thought, i could cut off that gold truck at the route 6 pass, but what would i do with all that sand! haha
Guess i'll just have to keep earning it the old fashioned way!
Spot- Biffle in the chase. Racing here in November. Ya wanna drive that truck to Phx? ha Congrats on the lineman finish!
Keeping up the prayers. Thank God for Jesus!

September 16, 2008 - Msg 66191:
Anyone out there? Gomer, Gomer, Gome...

September 16, 2008 - Msg 66192: "Booa" is here...sure is quiet around here lately. Where in the world is Hazel? I miss that chicken...(sniff)...

Well, Bruce decided to take a few days off just to relieve the stress and we went out to a small beach near us and he and Sean did some wade fishing while Erin and I stayed on the shore and relaxed, picked up seashells, etc. It was a perfect evening and nice and cool. The best part was that we saw 2 racoons. One was going down to the water's edge to wash something, couldn't see what, and then later while Bruce and Sean were hiding and changing into their dry picture this...they are bottomless and about to step into their dry shorts when about 15 feet from them, up pops this huge racoon right in front of them. They are frozen, staring at the racoon and the racoon is frozen staring at them. The racoon decides the view is just not that interesting and moves on to a nearby trash can. We watch him as he climbs up and drops himself inside the can and holds on to the rim by his long toes. He fetches out an old hotdog and pops back out to eat it on the ground, seemingly oblivious to the audience that is watching him only 6 feet away. He was hilarious. We watched him for awhile before he just casually walked back to the water's edge. So cute! We had alot of fun. I had never been that close to a racoon and he was so cute with his black bandit's mask. I have to admit though, that the racoon scene from the movie "Elf" kept popping into my mind so I kept my distance and didn't offer him a hug.

Well, I am waiting my turn in the shower...hope there is hot water left.


September 16, 2008 - Msg 66193:
Hello porch family....Got some rest today.

A little cooler here in SC. Feels great.

OK Possum....I got that loaf to Spot. You should have seen him wagging that tale when he saw it.

Thanks Ro for checking around for me.

You all sleep good tonight. Prayers for all the porch family. Remember....Jesus loves you!

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66194: Good evening, all. Boo, have you investigated the tankless water heaters for your new house? I have them, and they're great! They come in electric or gas versions. Mine are gas, because my old tank-type heaters were gas. You almost have to pre-wire for the electric ones, because they do pull a lot of power, but they're still cheaper than regular heaters in the long run, since they only operate when someone is actually using the hot water. The beauty is, you would no longer have to "hope" there was hot water left for a shower. You always have hot water with those things.

I'm off to bed. Have to be at the hospital early tomorrow, for an annual recertification day - safety standards and procedures, skills checks, etc. Should take 3-4 hours. Argh.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66195: Mornin' Y'all! Thanks for hauling the meatloaf to Spot,Rev! I'll bet there's not even a crumb to be found in Spot's doghouse-that meatloaf is GONE!

Cute tale about the raccoon,Boo- but I don't think I'd hug one either,and I'm a possum!

Ok,let's run up another breakfast tab on another missing Porchster.Maybe they'll show up when they get their credit card statement! Let's go to I-Hop and charge it to Hazel! Spot,if you're all rested up,how about doing the driving? See y'all there!

Have a good day-love to all.
possum under a rock

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66196: We'll check into those water heaters, Ro. The one we have here in this apartment is too small and the last one to shower has to be fast.

Hey there, Possum. Hope you have a great day.

It's much cooler here, too, REV and a very welcome relief.


September 17, 2008 - Msg 66197: Good morning, all. Boo, I'd love to have been with you there to see that raccoon. I think they're the most interesting animals. There used to be one that would visit my yard at night, and check out the bird feeders. He especially enjoyed the corn that's in some of the feed, but I haven't seen him in many months. Some panicky neighbor probably called the city, unfortunately. Some people just have no tolerance for wild thing. I even know people who will swat and kill those tiny lizards, the little baby geckos. One woman warned me that it would "sting" me with its tail! That would be quite a feat, since it's not a stinger. The little things come in the house all the time. I just trap them under a glass, slip a piece of paper under the glass, flip the whole thing over, and there's the lizard, in the glass. Then I give him a lecture about the dangers of entering people's houses, and take him back outside! There's one in here right now, but I haven't been able to catch him.

About those water heaters - they're more expensive than the tank kind, about $600 each, but they save a lot in energy cost. I had two 40-gallon tanks in this house, which we needed when there were six of us, but not now. I was just keeping eighty gallons of water hot at all times for one person??? Also, they're much smaller - no big bulky tank, just a box about the size of a sofa cushion, and it mounts on the wall. The electric ones are even smaller, about like a large phone book. They just sit there until you turn on the hot water, then they kick in and heat the water as it runs through them. That can go on all day, so you never run out of hot water. I love 'em!

Well, gotta run. I have to go to that silly re-cert day at the hospital. Like I didn't have anything else to do. After nearly thirty years, I have to go through the stations and prove to some little upstart nurse that I know how to start and tape an IV, or the steps in administering blood, or what to do if I find a frayed electrical cord? Good grief! Oh well, it's futile to argue, so off I go.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66198:
Hey Folks

Just another sunny day here, slight frost last night, but hey, that's what I love about autumn.

We have been without electricity since "Thunderstorm Ike" came through this past weekend. Now we're good to go.

Boo- Them racoons are sure purty but stay clear of them when ya can. If they think you have something that they want, they have no problem coming over to get it. Sounds like you guys had a great day, good!

AFD-I was gonna respond to your post (before we lost eltro) about the Brad Pasley video, with Andy. I have seen that behind the scenes show you mention and thought it was great. It's always good to see Andy. I loved how Brad addressed him with such reverence, very nice.

Well, like I said, we've been without power the last few days so, as you can imagine, everything has turned sideway here. So, I guess I should do something.

Talk to ya later.


September 17, 2008 - Msg 66199:
Oh, hey there Romeena. We have raccoons come by in groups here and get at the bird feeders. But, I gotta tell, I love watching work at that seed. They are one smart animal.


September 17, 2008 - Msg 66200: Morning gang!..thanks for the loaf Rev,MDC the race is on!..I will drive possum yall hang on..hey auh2o..Boo,Tom,hazel,lucy,Booa and all...Miss Sherry and I are gona go ride bikes this morning..first time this I will be sore!...well lets meet for lunch at Maudes house...see what she has on the back burner...prayers ...SPOT

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66201: Hey Ro - I sent a family picture to you. I hope I have the right email address. Let me know if you get it.


September 17, 2008 - Msg 66202: Good morning everyone. It's been busy, busy, busy, rush, rush, rush here for the past few days. Seems like the story of my life lately. If this keeps up, they might have to start actually paying me ;). I'll be by when my day opens up sometime after lunch. I may even have a moulage for you, BOO.


September 17, 2008 - Msg 66203: Good Morning Folks,
I am still alive! Hewlett Packard had us do a recovery system because we had a corruption in our Windows Media and without my knowledge it erased the entire hard drive so I have spent the last 2 days re-installing everything. Also, our van needs a new computer. We've put $2k in it this year alone. Bryan wants to keep fixing it becuase he says eventually it will be new. Plus a car payment would be more than the repairs. So I've been busy trying to find someone cheaper than the dealer. Anyway, I haven't forgotten about y'all! I hope to be able to read the archives soon.

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66204:
Hey to Lucy, good to see you check in.
Well, I have decided to send a check to Feed the Children. They have been down in the Galveston area for a week now helping out. Tho, I cannot believe that people stayed thru that whole thing, nonetheless they did, and still have to be fed etc. I hope all porchsters can help out our fellow Americans.
AUh20- I had seen that your area was hit by a lot of wind and rain. (Also, Colt's area of Lincoln IL.) Hope your OK now, and can get thing right-side-up again.
RO- so what DO you do if you see a frayed cord? duh! That's a good one.
M-T- hang in there, is that mdc robbin' the drugstore?? ha

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66205:
M-T- That coming moulage isnt about that darn ready-made lather is it? Cant stand that ready- made lather! ha You just dont get that "clup, clup, clup" with the ready-made. Man, am i gonna have to get spot announcement on the radio to talk to ya! haha Do you hear that old hoot owl...

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66206: And that ready-made stuff comes out cold!


September 17, 2008 - Msg 66207:
...and you'll be changing your mailbox to read Mr. and Mrs. Andy Taylor...

(OK, I'm mixin' up the episodes)ha

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66208: There's nothing like seeing a man use his shaving brush and a getting a good lather in his shaving mug. . .I got a dandy scar to prove that even little girls want to be like their daddies!


September 17, 2008 - Msg 66209:
I was wondering if anybody here has tried "Mayberry's Finest" food products that are mentioned on the homepage. Here is part of the description:
With over thirty items, Mayberry's Finest makes it quick and easy for you to whip up a complete meal for your family-at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. From hearty stews and meat dishes to Southern-style sides and fresh-baked accompaniments, Mayberry's Finest brings all the tasty goodness of Aunt Bee's kitchen to your home.
Mayberry's Finest products are true to their name-slow-simmered and carefully crafted with only the best quality ingredients, then specially packaged to ensure you can taste their freshness in every bite. You'll be proud to serve up these fixin's to your own folks, whether cooking for a party of two or a small army of friends and neighbors.
Look for Mayberry's Finest at your local grocery store or purchase your favorite items right here. Our cans and packages feature different sayings by some of the most memorable characters from The Andy Griffith Show. It's the next best thing to being right there in Mayberry, so order yourself up a case or two!

I appreciate any imput before i place an order.

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66210: Do they have leg of lamb in a can?


September 17, 2008 - Msg 66211: Auh2o, Bruce tells me that he has seen raccoons climb up onto deer feeders and use their fingers to turn the little aparatus (sp?) on top that causes the feeder to shoot the corn out onto the ground. They must be very smart. I just hate that some folks hunt the little things.

Must have been hard to be without power since the weekend. At least it's not hot in your neck of the woods. We were lucky here in Texas to get a cool front because there are still many in the Houston area that will be without power for awhile, it seems.

That water heater sounds really nice, Ro. I will have Bruce check into it.

No M-T, but they have those TV dinners that Andy likes....(by the way, I am sitting here with baited breath waiting for that moulage).

Had to go into town today to have blood drawn (Sean and me, actually). I have been putting off getting his lipids checked again but it's time to face the music and deal with it. I was also overdue for my labs. They had to poke me twice because I have these really sneaky veins that slide around when the needle hits them. I just hate that. It's not the needle stick that bothers me, it's the fishing around once they're in there....yuck. They also wanted a urine sample, and guess what? I went right before I got there, of course. Figures, doesn't it? Anyway, I got that out of the way.

Better go. Sean needs some help with math. It is starting to get harder and I am math-challenged!


September 17, 2008 - Msg 66212:
Well Boo, i didnt see the TV dinners, but i ordered the canned Chicken and Dumplings and Beef Stew.
M-T-Since they are canned they would do more damage than a leg-o-lamb! ha
BOO- what do you call a person who's mouth smells like sardines?? One with "baited" breath! teehee
To this day i cannot watch a needle stick! Gives me the hebbie jibbies.
God bless,

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66213:
I think Andy was too, remember Opie and the long division? ha

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66214: MDC.. my wife and I have tried the Mayberry Finest , we can get them at the local BI-LO grocert store .They are as good as the national brands but slightly higher priced .
SPOT ..The chase surely is on ..did you see the free fight after the truck race Friday night ..NASCAR handed down some suspensions and fines today
Prayers for the porchsters in need

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66215: Any leftovers?..Miss Sherry and I rode 14 miles today...not bad for the first time this year!..hey Rev,boo,Tom,MD,auh20,ro and all..hey there Lucy!...well its 6 am work tomorrow till 10 pm..long next 2 days...back in a bit...SPOT

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66216: Evening Porch, we've been back from Chattanooga since Sun night, but it's been crazy, busy here like always. We got back home safely, but not without worries. The motorhome broke down on us going down there & then on the way home it started acting up again, I was beginning to think we weren't going to make it back to Bristol. Anyway, I was so disgusted with how the weekend went, I haven't done much online except check email. I did post a blog about the weekend, but that's about as far as I got.
Things are rolling right along with our new house, everything is back in the finance company's hands & we hope to go to closing by first of Oct. I am so happy to be getting out of this neighborhood & can't wait to get into the house & start fixing it up. First thing to be done, painting! That yellow has got to go! I'll send pictures to Ro & she can post them or you can see them on my blog as well.
I'm off to the ironing board, got a full day tomorrow & I need my beauty sleep. BTW What happened to that moulage you promised Me-They you losing your touch?

September 17, 2008 - Msg 66217: That would be great, Mavis...send some pictures to Romeena. I can't wait until I can start sending her pictures of my house going up. We have been talking about it for so long!

Yea, what happened to the moulage? The anticipation is killing me...

Well, my bed is calling my name so Adios...

See ya'll in the morning with my cup of coffee.


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66218: Wow, it's midnight and I'm home! When I got to work at 6:45, the board was loaded, and it looked like we'd be getting a bunch of deliveries, but one by one L&D sent them home, and by 11 we were overstaffed. So, I offered to go home. They had an extra aide on one of the floors that was about to be sent home, so she came down to help out and off I went. She costs about 1/3 what I cost for the shift, so it was to the hospital's advantage. She wanted to work, and I didn't, so everyone is happy. The hospital saved money, the aide will get a better paycheck, and I got to come home. I love a win/win/win.

I really needed to come home and get some rest. I've been up since early this morning, spent the morning at the skills day at the hospital, then out to the cemetery with Eloise and our kids, then to a late lunch with them, then slept about a half hour and off to work. Joe is coming in the morning to dig out a new flowerbed just for irises, which will take all day, and I have something going at church tomorrow night, so I wasn't going to see my bed for another 24 hours if I hadn't come home. Woohoo! Don't you know I jumped on the chance! God is good.

Well, it isn't helping anything if I don't actually go to bed, so guess I'd better do that. Mavis, I'll catch up on your blog tomorrow, I hope, and I'll post HM's picture she sent. Oh - for the color on your house, I agree - lose that yellow, but a soft cream color would be nice, or a creamy beige. Or a pretty dove gray. I'm eager to see what you choose - I know it will be pretty.

Be blessed, everybody! --Romeena

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66219:
Hello porch family....another cool day today....great!

Ro...I've got a friend that has the tankless water heater also and they love it.

auh2o.....glad you got your electricity back on and back on the porch.

Me-They.....hope you get to slow down some buddy.

Lucy....good to see you back in your rocker.

MDC....never tried the "Mayberry's Finest" but be sure to let us know what you think when you get them.

M-D....I wonder if all BI-LO stores have them? sure to keep that muscle rub beside the bed brother. And even if it hurts don't let Miss Sherry know it. She may not let you life it down.

Well I'm off to bed. Prayers for all the porch family.

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66220: Will do just that Rev..mroning my friend Boo,Romeena,Lucy,MDC,Asa,auh2o,hazel,possum,TOM and here at work now and got to get the comp. loaded up and crews moving just a quick breakfast menu:3 eggs your way,crisp and chewy (both ways) bacon,sausage pattys,grits,hashbrowns,bisquits and gravy..oj,milk,coffee (get another cup Boo)....prayers to all...will be here when I can till 10 tonight..long work day!..SPOT

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66221: Hey REV...I went to Weaver's department store and they gave a link to the Mayberry's Finest Foods so I checked it out just out of curiosity. It have a list of all the stores that carry their product and there were ALOT of BI-LO stores listed so there is a good chance your local store would carry them. There were no stores in the state of Texas that did. Just looking at the pictures on the can labels, I'm not so sure I would try it anyway.

So glad you got the night off again, Romeena! That's great. Now you can enjoy today. I remember working that night shift all too well. I did it for over 10 years straight and went without alot of sleep.

Can't wait to see HM and Mavis' pictures...

Hello, SPOT my friend...I'll take my bacon crisp, please, and Ro will have her bowing at the waist. Thanks for the coffee, too.

Well, I have one of those full days again today. I haven't done any laundry in 2 days, so you know what that means. I am behind on everything and I know Sean is going to need some extra help with his math. He is struggling with his school work but doing better than last year. His spelling is really improving and his vocabulary is great. English is getting harder...all that participle stuff, yuck. If we could just see some improvment in math. I am going to have to spend extra time helping him today. Woman's work is never done.

Better get going. I will check in later...


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66222: Mornin' Y'all. MDC,my sister gave me a few of the Mayberry's Finest muffin mixes for my birthday-they were quite good! I had Peach Cobbler (smelled great as soon as I opened the package!) and Cinnamon Toast. She said she got them at Bilo as well (S.C. Bilo,Rev.).That's all I have had the opportunity to try. You'll have to be our official taste tester,kinda like the judges at Aunt Bee's pickle contest! Ha! I hope the products are better than those pickles were!

Millie is on my mind this morning.It's been a year now,hasn't it? Let's dedicate this day to her and try to live with the same grace& spirit as our treasured friend.

See y'all later- love to all.
possum under a rock

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66223:
Hey Folks

It's still sunny here today.

Well, it's been a year since we spoke with Millie, hard to believe. I went back and reread the archives from that week and, I gotta say, I still can't believe how strong she was. Her grace was incredible. God Bless her family.

Hazel-I hope you can stop by more often. When I was reading through the archives your posts really popped out.

Rest In Peace Millie.

"I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses."


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66224: Good morning everyone.

AUH2O: That'n always makes me cry...well, at least when taken with your post and POSSUM's. I miss MILLIE, too. I know that she and HAZEL has a special friendship and this time may be especially hard on her, which may explain her absence.

HAZEL, if you're listening, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

I'll be back later, maybe with a moulage.

BOO: Naught and naught is naught...

MDC: I'm suprised that you'd be eating food from cans after the recent study on plastics that was released (they line cans with the offending plastic, I think to keep the contents from having that metal taste).

Anyone seen the trailers for that movie "American Carol?" I saw an extended one on the net. It looks really funny. About time someone lampooned Michael Moore.


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66225: I remember Millie up late when I had to work nights and we would post late night...hey Me-They! friend Boo,brother Rev...auh2o I too go and read all the special archives form time to time...well slow so far here at work...will check back real soon.SPOT

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66226: OK where are yall at?...its almost lunch time and yall aint out of bed yet?..Asa get this bunch up...possum yall all head up here to Cobb EMC and partake of some of this huge pot of chile I got simmering in the kitchen...we need crackers bread and deli ham for sandwiches to go alone with it...Boo you go back to bed?..Mavis did you go to the dogs? :-)...Rev I cant remember are you at home or on the road?..TOM check in buddy...well let me check on this pot of good chile.......SPOT

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66227:
M-T--the cans won't matter cuz I'll just pour it into a styro bowl and pop it in the microwave! haha
Actually, I havent heard the plastic in can story, will have to look it up.
THANKS auh20 for the remembrance of dear Millie.
I know that she and poor horatio were also good cyber friends. I hope he visits this week.
Thanks for the grub, spot.
Mavis, is the yellow on the outside?
Possum, I almost ordered the muffin mix. I'll see how the chicken and dumplings taste first.
God bless,

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66228: hello everyone- i rented a computer for a couple of weeks because the library here only give you 30 minutes and getting one is next to impossible. pappa bear your mayor and other names isnt available so I went with poor boy. so soon Ill be able to read and respond to my young friends here- I sure missed our chats. mdc- received you letter today and I thank you. spot- I,ll bring the brown truck full of those round oyster crackers I love that chilli. later tonight Ill try and get on for awhile. got to mow a friends yard now can
September 18, 2008 - Msg 66229: the above msg got cut off- the yard now cant see their front porch, ha. poor boy

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66230: Hey there PAPPABEAR! Well, if we can't have you full-time we'll take you for as many weeks as we can get you.

In honor of your return, Lydia will sing "Flow Gently Sweet After," and we'll cut down the old oak tree. It's an eyesore anyway.


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66231: MDC: This is from US News & World Report (4/14/2008):

"What's odd is that we've heard so much about plastic water bottles and baby bottles and so little about bisphenol A and canned foods. According to the Environmental Working Group, cans are the primary source of human exposure to the chemical. (Most metal food cans have plastic linings that prevent spoilage but are rich in bisphenol A.) Numerous studies support the environmental advocacy group's notion that cans are key if you're trying to avoid bisphenol A. A study published in 2007, for example, found that 99 percent of children's exposure to BPA occurs through food. After the Environmental Working Group tested 97 name-brand canned goods, it concluded that 1 in 3 infant food cans, and 1 in 10 food cans overall, contains enough BPA to expose a woman or infant to levels more than 200 times the government's traditional safe level for industrial chemicals."


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66232: MAVIS: If you decide to sod after you paint, green side goes up.

Ain't I a scamp?


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66233:
Thanks MT, that's almost as comforting as your last voice lesson! ha
BTW, tell Elanora that she needs a shave! haha
A while back I saw the white color on the inside of a Progresso soup can, hmmm, so now i know the rest of the story, I lived among 'em, those devils! ha
Pappabear! You have been stuck up that tree long enough, tho I have never heard of computer rental, I'm glad they have it! Interlopers have been running rough shod thru town since that bear trapped you up there. We need you man! Ever since Gomer joined the USMC, the cannon has been stuffed with rotten tamaters. HA
I'm glad the pony was able to wade thru all that water to get my letter to you. You will have to check out the rifleman board also!
"As interim mayor, I gladly turn the gavel back over to ya, and you'll also get one free haircut and manicure at Floyd's! haha

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66234: I just read about the FDA report in the paper. I rarely use canned food, luckily. Now and then we have tomato soup from a can. I buy our veggies fresh or frozen...don't like 'em from a can. I do most of my cooking from scratch or buy sauces and things in bottles and we don't buy bottled water. I use a water filter and put water in a glass pitcher in the frige for the kids. Does anyone know if polycarbonate containers are safe for storing water?

Yes, Millie is still missed and admired for her great grace and strength.

Me-they, don't use that kind of language...there are ladies present (naught). So where's the moulage? Put up or shut-up (hehe).

Well, Erin came home with one of those fund-raiser catalogs from school, and MERCY that stuff is expensive. She is required to sell qo items and that won't be easy. They are asking 20+ dollars for a box of Christmas cards and 9 dollars for a role of wrapping paper. Ridiculous. I'm not happy about it. I don't like asking people to spend their hard-earned cash this time of year. I guess they could look at it as a donation to the school. I'm kinda like that guy who cut in on Ben Weaver's business by setting up his little shop on the street. What was his name? He wasn't much of a salesman and neither am I.

Hey there, Pappabear. Glad you could stop by for a bit. Hope to hear from you again soon.

Better get back to work...need clean shorts, Me-T?


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66235: that was supposed to be "10" items in case you thought I was writing in some kind of cryptic mathematical language, Me-They.


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66236:
Chili and a truck load of crackers...count me in!

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66237:
that's MDC

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66238: Good GRIEF, Boo! That stuff IS expensive. I usually buy from one of the nurses whose child is selling wrapping paper, but it's not that high. As for Christmas cards, the ASPCA and the Humane Society keep me supplied with cards, because I send them a little donation in return. $20 for a box of cards? They'd better be lined in gold or something. However, when I've bought the wrapping paper, I've found it to be nice, strong paper, and a generous amount for the price.

Well, we got about half through with the yard, so Joe and crew will be back tomorrow. My friend comes tomorrow evening. Hmmm. Guess she's just going to have to deal with a not-terribly-clean house and the yard as a work in progress. Fortunately, she's that kind of friend, who will just say, "Who cares, and how can I help?" Friends like that are hard to find.

Now I'm off to a fish fry at church. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66239: Evening Folks:
Just stopping by for a much needed rock on the porch. Had a long week at work, 1 day off and then a 6 day stretch. Whoooweee. Gotta get some sleep in a little while.
Ro- everyone needs a friend like that! Overlook the flaws and only sees the good. Hang on to her!
Have a quiet evening all- No MOULAGES please M-T. Things are finally peaceful on the porch. ~New Neighbor

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66240: Hey Mdc,NN,Romeena have a good fish fry..its left over chili for us...Tom,Rev,Asa,hazel,possum yall check in ok?..My friend Boo Kelsey brought home one of those catalogs...whew...I ordered the wrapping paper and cards least they will be used ..but HIGH priced...M-T how are those great kids of yours?..well I think I will get these reports ran and get ready to head to the dog house at 10 then back at 6 till 10 tomorrow then off the weekend...going to a Nice KOA campground in north ga 9about 2 hrs away) the second week in Oct...catch and release pond,outdoor theater, on site...real nice..told Miss Sherry we may have to bump the heat on at night and carry lots of fire wood!...well prayers and peace to yall as allways...SPOT

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66241: Boo - my kids bring home that stuff every year. This year I didn't buy and we didn't sell. In the past I have bought what was required instead of pawning things off onto the relatives. This year it was just too expensive. It is ridiculous.

Our new house has clay vinyl siding (a light brown) with hunter green shutters. We should be in it in about a month. If all goes well. . .

Millie - my dear friend - I miss our late night chats. Hazel - you and PH were so good to her. Thanks for being there for her.

Love and hugs to all - even Asa. . .


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66242: Oh yeah - my kids found out they were in the 1% minority today of kids and video games. 99% of the boys their age play video games. That puts mine in the minority. Can't we get some money for being a minority!


September 18, 2008 - Msg 66243: Can we start the quote-a-thon now? Here goes:

ANDY: Well, if it ain't Charlie Money Bags, the big filandtrapist. Howdy do!
OPIE: What you talkin' 'bout, Paw?
ANDY: I'm talkin' about the Under Privileged Children's Drive.
OPIE: Oh, they collected for that at school, Paw.
ANDY: Oh, I know they did. OH, I know they did. And when they called your name you gave the large, generous amount of THREE CENTS. My that was big of ya' Diamond Jim.
OPIE: Did I give 'em too much, Paw?
OPIE: I could ask 'em to give back two cents.

Thanks to everybody who asked about me. I'm still hanging around. Take care,
- Hazel

To Millie, I miss you! Thanks for being my pal.

September 18, 2008 - Msg 66244: Here's another one:

BARNEY: It's a wilderness out there and every so often a beast of prey comes sneaking in. Now, it's my job as a lawman to stalk him and run him out. That's my number one job...stalking, not fly-killin'.

- Haze

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66245:
Hello porch family

Hey Pappa Bear....So good to see you!

Tom...Check in buddy. bout bringing me a piece of that fish home with you. Sounds good.

Spot....Yep, I'm home now. Got home this week. I'll have local concerts for the next two weeks.

I know that Millie is Home with Jesus but she is still missed so much! But the good news is we'll see her again.

Prayers for all the porch family.
Thank You Lord for loving us and great big hugs to Jesus!

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66246: Morning gang..good deal Rev..glad you will be able to meet for vittles..well its almost 5am..fixing to get ready for work..Hey hazel..HM even hugging thats a site!..:-}..well Asa,possum,Boo,Romeena,M-T,auh2o,NN,Lucy and all the reg"s and the rest...breakfast at cracker barrell on to use that wallett of his while he is at home!..possum you and hazel ride with that takes care of the front seat..I will grab a bucket of coal for fuel and we will be and here in ga..50"s..I love it...SPOT

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66247: True, REV. I'snt it a relief to know that "all who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved"?

I had one of those nights when it was hard to sleep so I will be draggin' today. Only one load of laundry to do, though, and things are pretty clean. Maybe I will take a little nap when I get Erin off to school.

Mornin' SPOT. I'll ride in the back of the truck and hang my head over like a dog. Ever wonder why dogs get irate when you blow in their face, but they like to ride with their head out the car window? Don't make sense to me.

So good to see you, Hazel. Let me think of a quote before I scoot on out of here...

Barney: "Call for the doctor, call for the nurse, call for the lady with the alligator purse!"
Otis: "Slow it down and let me in, or I'll go out and get some gin"!


September 19, 2008 - Msg 66248: Good morning everyone.

BOO and NEW NEIGHBOR: About your difference of opinion on that moulage I've been threatening to start...

"Through life we take many roads: big roads and little roads, rocky roads and smooth roads, improved roads and dirt roads..."

Good to see you, HAZEL.

Be back later.



September 19, 2008 - Msg 66249: G'morning, all! Boo, about the dogs - maybe it depends on what you've been eating before you blow in the dog's face?? (heehee)

I'm just passing by on the fly, got to get a bit more cleaning done in here before Joe and his crew arrive. We have so much to do out back still, and I've only got the front half of the house clean. Carol's room is ready, her bathroom is clean, and the other two bedrooms are clean, in case she should decide to use one of them instead. However, my room, the living room, kitchen and sunroom need to be vacuumed, the kitchen and entry need to be mopped, and the office needs to be cleaned up. (Oh, mercy, my desk!) I have to leave here at five to pick her up, so as you can see, this will be a busy day for me.

Homemaker and Mavis, your pictures are in the album. Homemaker, send me one more and I'll make a sub-album just for your pictures. You have nine, and I make a sub-album when you reach ten. Mavis, you've had a sub-album for a long time, of course, so folks, that's where you'll find her house pictures. After looking at those pictures again, and the color of the roof, I can't see the house in gray, but a soft and creamy beige would be nice, with chocolate trim. Whatever you choose, I'm sure it will be great!

Well, off I go. Busy, busy day! Be blessed, all. --Romeena

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66250: Hey, Hazel! It's great to see you. Please don't stay away so long, we miss you, and worry about you. Now, if Merri would just check in! Where is that girl?? --Romeena

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66251: I'll have to check out those pics, ROMEENA. Need a hand vacuuming?

Has anyone tried out the Match-O-Matic yet? It's fun! They give you two quotes on a number of issues, one from McCain and one from Obamma. They don't tell you which is which. At the end, it tallies up the scorecard and tells you who you picked. It's pretty neat, and has some funny graphics, especially at the end. Check it out: It only takes a few minutes.


September 19, 2008 - Msg 66252: Morning Family:
Thanks for the breakfast REV. I was slow getting up this morning, so that was wonderful. I finally got that much needed sleep.
Going to take the elderly lady next door to the nursing home to see her husband. Think I may take her out to lunch, because she doesn't get pampered too often like that. I took care of them for several years while he was in the home, but now since his heart attack/stroke, he has gone to a nursing facility and she is home alone. She is very capable of staying there, just lonely. So I still go once a day and take her a "meal" or help with laundry (wringer washer/ clothesline) Makes me appreciate my automatic sooo much! Since breakfast was so good, think I'll take her to Cracker Barrel for lunch. They serve wholesome meals, plus enough for her to have leftovers.
Gotta get going... ~New Neighbor

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66253: Bless your heart, NEW NEIGHBOR...


September 19, 2008 - Msg 66254: God bless your sweet heart, New Neighbor. You have been working a 6 day stretch and the first thing you do when you get off is help someone else. The lady you are helping out is very blessed to have you. I am thinking of the verse in the bible that says something like, true religion in the sight of God is to minister to widows and orphans in their time of need and to keep oneself unspotted by the world.

M-T, I have been on a similar website but not the one you mentioned. I will try and check it out..

Great family picture, Homemaker. Thanks for sharing it. Somehow you look much younger than I pictured (might have something to do with clean living and the beautiful long hair of yours). Hubby is cute, too and the boys are adorable.

Mavis, really groovy-looking pad you bought yourself. I can't wait to see what color you are going to paint it. It looks like it is surrounded by beautiful green trees. Did you say it was in a secluded location?....better watch out for "Jason"'s almost October, you know. Which reminds me, are we having a party at the Remshaw House next month? We should plan a real wing-ding.

Better get on with the chores..

Oh, forgot to say that Erin took her fundraiser catalog next door to the really sweet elderly lady who I know must be living on SS. Well, she was adamant about buying something to support Erin and ordered 20 dollars worth. I noticed that she was having a yard sale so I went over and bought something to try and help compensate for the money she had spent. She kept trying to give me things and didn't want to take my money. She is really something, bless her heart. I try to keep an eye on her and her husband, who looks like George Burns with dyed hair...he even has a cigar in the side of his mouth at all times. I just love nice neighbors.


September 19, 2008 - Msg 66255: top of the morning all. boo- that lady sure puts faith in the human race bless her heart.. mdc- if your going to rob the mayberry bank you,d better have a guard in the beauty shop. spot- do you need the brown truck to bring more crackers for the chilli? rev- great to see you again prayers for you and yours ther wonderful ministry. hey to boo, ro, hm and all the porchsters. my prayers are with each of you. boo- i hope we have a remshaW HALLOWEEN PARTY, LIKE THE OLD DAYS. I THOUGHT ABOUT BUYING THE REMSHAW PLACE FROM BARNEY OUR REALATOR AND CHARGE A NICKEL FOR A TOUR. WELL I GUESS ID BETTER GET OFF MY PORCH AND MOSEY DOWNTOWN. FORMQALY PAPPA BEAR NOW JUST POOR BOY

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66256:
Hey there Pipeman, buckeye, pappabear, colt, poorboy--man, talk about a split personalies! haha
I have 401k stock in AIG, so I figure if there was a decoy gold truck, maybe this is just a decoy economy! ha I'm trying to stay positive!
Me-They--isn't that match-o-matic made by ronco and Ron Popiel?? haha
Some days my typing feels more like Andy's than "cousin" Gloria's from Cyler City! And my report card is more like Opie's AFTER helen's corrections!
Well, hazel, that wasnt 'quotes', but pretty close! heehee
NN-God bless you!!
Prayers for all

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66257: Hey y'all! Great to see Pappa Bear back on the Porch! Glad you popped in too,Hazel-missed ya! Who wants to go up to Dee-Troit and look for Asa? Somebody head up there over the weekend & see if you can haul him back to Mayberry.
Well, I'm interested in seeing the photos of Mavis' house & homemaker's family,so guess I'll head off to Ro's photo album. Y'all have a good day!

Barney: "No more carefree hours.. no more doing what you want when you more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.."
possum under a rock

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66258: Yep Mavis, you gotta get rid of that yellow! The house is really cute and will look so much better in another color. I'm with Ro on the color scheme. Beige & chocolate.
Homemaker,that's a fine looking family (you included!) you've got there!

Okay,I'm off to do some laundry. See y'all later!

possum again

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66259: Well all those compliments will just go right to my head! Thank you very kindly and Boo, thank you for the compliment on my lonjg hair and that I look younger than my 46 years. Casey and I have the same smile and the same face. Jess and I have the same color of hair 'cept mine comes in a bottle for the most part.

Mavis - I agree - the yellow must go! I love the house though! Awesome. . .

It is so good to see Pappa Bear/Poor Boy back on the porch...a halloween party at the Remshaw place would be a Hoot!


September 19, 2008 - Msg 66260: Hey Everyone - just passing through to catch up on all of your happenings! I'll meet you at the Remshaw Place for that Halloween party!

Ant D