September 19, 2008 - Msg 66261: Well, it ended up one of those days, so no moulage today (sorry, BOO). You all have a great weekend. It's the Mrs.' birthday today, and our anniversary Sunday, so we'll be out celebrating tomorrow. The grandmoms are taking the kids, so don't be bringing Goober around and peeking in my windows!


September 19, 2008 - Msg 66262: Thought I'd sweep before I, work, work...



September 19, 2008 - Msg 66264:
Hey Hazel, guess what? I just clicked on "Quote of the Moment" and what do you think i saw?
That's riiiight!! ha, boy, have you really stooped to 'copy and paste' quotations?? How scandalous! ha
ANT D- good to see you again. Have you ever met our mayor?
HM- does the new house mean no more firewood?
If you're 46 than I'm 30!! No way does that photo say 46!! Why does your husband remind me of one of the Dillards? ha
Well, ya all have a good weekend. Preaching this weekend by Dr Breen's Jewish brother all about Rosh Hashanah! (:
Female prisoner: Really Barney, you wouldn't know me from Adam?

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66265:
Vaaroom-poor boy breezes thru like 'lizabeth Crowley and MT sweeps up before the weekend.
Looks nice, real nice! happy BD to Mrs Me-They

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66266: Well, hey AntD! So good to see you back.

You shouldn't have told us about the "bottle" HM. We never would have been the wiser. It looks so natural.

Mavis, I agree that the house is very unique and I am curious about what the inside is like. Could you take some pictures of it before you move your things in so we can see (or after would be fine)....purty please? There is something about it that really intrigues me and I am dying to see what it looks like inside.

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Me-T and Happy Aniversary to the both of you M-T! Hope you have a wonderful celebration with lots of romance and togetherness....just a little advice...DON'T buy her a septic tank...maybe a pair of nylons like Opie gave Helen or a nice bed jacket with a box of canning jars....or a watch engraved with years of service! How many is it now?

The lady next door (having the yard sale), gave 2 dolls to Erin and they were those very life-like rubber newborn dolls. So cute. One even has it's umbilical cord. I bathed them and we diapered and dressed them and she is reading to them now. I love to see her doing things like that because she is usually such a tomboy. I played with dolls everyday when I was at her age.

Well, tonight is parent's night out at the church so I had better go get showered and fixed up for my date with Bruce. Speaking of, I mentioned this week that I was concerned with his level of stress on the job. Well, one of our neighbors who is maybe 50, is a mechanic and recently had a heart attack and is now trying to sell his business because of his stress level. It really makes me think. The problem is, though, that Bruce makes alot of his own stress and that will follow him wherever he goes. It's the perfectionisic "have to do everything for everybody" way of thinking that is pushing him over the edge. I wish there was something I could do to change that. Maybe he needs a stress management class or something!


Fun Girl Daphne to Andy (in her deep voice): "Hiya, Doll"...

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66267: me- they- happy birthday to the mrs and happy anniversary. andy to aunt bea- just call the man just call the man.... floyde to andy-- well calvin copolidge must have said something/ he did floyd ' our beloved 30th president said- i have never been hurt by something i didn't say- mdc- poor boy only knows speed, speed, speed. ro how is the plum? boo- how about bernie? catch you all later. poor boy

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66268: Hey gang ...swish M-T...look its friday night and possum and I are gona throw a party down at the duck pond..Asa you aint got to wear shoe!...come ready to dance...tacky lights will be up..peanuts boiling..burgers grillin..(squeezens behind the bushes):-} shoes pirtched..lightin bugs caught...well its gona be a grand old time..heck we might just stay up till 10:00-- or even 10:30!!...well let me get the big boiler out for the peanuts...back in a bit...Rev you are in town and can come and pick some for us!...SPOT

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66269: Hm I checked out the new pic...frittt-freere..(thats a whisle)..hee-hee..ya know possum and I are good buds...hope she aint the jelous kind...ha ha..just a porch leg pull...for sure a GREAT looking family...Romeen I got to get some rodeo pic sent to them on the comp..and some just good new family pics...well let me do some more internet bike rack shopping...SPOT

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66270:, only if we get crawfish and go frog giggin'along with it. ha
Mayor Poor Boy (how's that for the economy!),
I forgot to tell you in my letters that Ro's dearPlum passed away, but she now has Starr, and Starr is indeed a handful!
Boo- Start with the date night to decompress with bruce. Give him a word-picture of how great it is to HAVE him in this world and as husband and father. Maybe YOU can be his stress management. (Do I need to elaborate? haha)
My prayers will be with you and all porcjhsters, the country, troops and world!
Thank God for God! (:
"That's a mark of us fifes, everything we eat goes to muscle."

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66271:
Hey to TOM

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66272: My Goodness M-T: you just got all kinds of energy after a long day at work! And now ya have to get ready for a fun evening. Do you really have time for cleaning? Happy Birthday Mrs. M-T. And a happy Anniversary to the 2 of you.
Had a wonderful time with the neighbor lady, even stopped for groceries while we were out. She's such a sweet lady.
Well, better get ready for bed. This is my weekend on at work. Prayers for everyone. Have a good weekend. ~New Neighbor

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66273:
Hello porch family.....The Mrs and I are enjoying spending the evening with our daughter at her appartment. We're getting ready to go out for dinner.

Happy birthday to Mrs M-T and have a blessed anniversary.

I'll have to check out the new photos when I get back. Wish more folks would send some in.

Spot....I'll bring the sound system. 10:30...?...I don't see how you do it. You are a true night owl.

Well gotta go for now. Prayers for all the porch family. I'll to check back later tonight.

September 19, 2008 - Msg 66274: Yes MDC, elaborate...just kidding. That's mighty fresh talk for the porch! Seriously, though, I am planning to have a talk with him about what he means to us and what measures he needs to take to reduce the stress in his life. I will do what I can. I really do try to already. I take care of everything in our home so he doesn't have to lift a finger. He does no cooking or cleaning and I try to always make our home a peaceful, comfortable place to come home to everyday. I understand that he needs to unwind when he gets home and I try to let him do that.

Have a great night at work, New Neighbor.


September 19, 2008 - Msg 66275: Hey REV, hope you have a great evening with the family!


September 19, 2008 - Msg 66276: Hey MDC - we won't have to rely on firewood solely for heat because the new place has a heat pump/ac unit but there is a wood burning fireplace that we are going to add a wood burning insert too. . .but all the inlaws and outlaws need wood so we will still get plenty of exercise!

Best wishes on your date Boo - I am almost jealous of that!


September 19, 2008 - Msg 66277:
Hello porch family.
Well I'm back from our family outing. It was so nice to be all together. I think the Mrs and I are going to do some shopping around tomorrow. We brought the "grand-doggy" home with us tonight so we are doggy sitting. He's sleeping under the computer desk as I post this. My little buddy.

You all sleep good tonight and know that I'm praying for you all.

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66278: good morning porch family. i hope you all got some rest. hm- i sure hope you get more for cutting all that wood than what opie got for all his chores- a quarter. rev- can you believe that in illinois they already have christmas cards and stuff out and its only sept? mdc- mayor poor boy has to be vague about the economy since mayberry election is coming up.ha. ro- so sorry to heart about the plum. asa- where are you? new neighbor- don't work to hard this weekend. sounds like your neighbor lady is great and i am glad you had a great time. as barney said= boy you don"t get it andy you can't fly in the face of scientific fact. well i hear the fish calling so i will scoot out of here and let my lovely daughter sing sweet adiline for you. poor boy

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66279: Good morning!

HM, I had to laugh when you wrote that you were almost jealous of my date last night. You should have been there...haha. It wasn't exactly thrilling. Bruce had worked on the property all day in the heat, bending over fitting pipes together and he was barely moving. He had taken a shower but didn't shave so he looked like one of Otis' friends. Poor guy was just too tired and I told he we could stay home but he insisted because he had to drop by work and pick up some sort of cable he needed. So, I sat out in the car for 20 minutes while he searched for what he needed. Then he said, "I am starving, but I have to run by Home Depot to get a couple of things I need for tomorrow before we go eat" (they are digging the trench and laying the pipes for water on the place tomorrow). When we got to the Home Depot I commented that there weren't very many people there and he said, "I can't imagine why more guys don't bring their dates to home depot"..."Yea, I can't imagine," I replied. After that, we did go to our favorite romantic restaurant in town. It's an old house that has been an Italian restaurant since the 40's and still looks the same and the food is very good and authentic Italian. They have very comfortable booths and they play soft music. So, we had a nice dinner and good conversation, picked up the kids, went to bed and fell asleep in about 2 seconds.

Glad you had a nice time, REV. You certainly are fond of that puppy. Just imagine how you will feel about grandkids!

Morning, Poor Boy. Hope you have a great day.

Well, I am off to help MIL with another garage sale (whoopie...)


September 20, 2008 - Msg 66280: Boo - that sounds like a typical date to me - I should have known about my husband when on our first date we had to walk through the tool section of the Sears at the mall! No joke - you can take a boy out of the country but not the country out of the boy!

Hey Poor Boy - you definitely need to watch your p's and q's with the upcoming election. Vote for Ellie, Vote for Ellie!!

Rev - A grand-puppy! My inlaws have one of them named Maddie. Grandpa brings her a chicken wing every now and then - she doesn't get the bones he picks the meat off for her. Talk about spoiled! Believe it or not - they have a great grand puppy too with my niece and they make sure it has treats for halloween! Hope you had a nice dinner with your daughter.

Off to Crackaway Daze - a local little festival!


September 20, 2008 - Msg 66281: Mornin' Y'all! Spot,you just keep feeding me those boiled peanuts and you can whistle at homemaker and any Porchster you want to- I won't care! Funny,Mr. Possum just came in with a bag of boiled peanuts for me that he bought outside Ace Hardware (those guys love their hardware stores!). He went up there to get me one of those pecan picker upper thingys. Remember last year I got out there and picked up so many pecans that the ol' sciatica flared up really bad? Trying to prevent that this time around! Hope I get another good crop- we made close to $200 off of one tree last year!
Homemaker,I love those little festivals! What are y'all "crackin' away" at? Cute name for a festival! I'm guessing.. corn? Or maybe your famous meatballs?! Ha!
Howdy to Ant D! Glad you came back to the Porch.We enjoy you being here.

Me-They hope your wife had a nice birthday.Happy Anniversary to you.

More laundry this morning so I'd best scoot. Nice,breezy & cool down here this morning- feels like fall and I love it!

Y'all have a fantastic Saturday!
possum under a rock

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66282: Morning gang.
Sorry to have been awol for a time. Just been so durn busy. The transition time from summer to winter, and then from winter to spring is always busy for me.
Haven't had a chance to read any archives so I hope I'm not missing much.
I think a date to any hardware store or tool store is precious, just precious. I'm partial to Lowe's when we are living it up. Otherwise it's Home Depot. If it's a cheap date then it's Harbor Freight. Ain't I romantic?

Possum, has things improved with your Daughter? You still watching Laci? Hope things are better.

Boo, I think Bruce needs to get him some medical attention. Not trying to scare you, but whenever I read any of your posts concerning him, they always seem to deal with his stress level and type a personality. It really sounds like to me he needs something to tone him down a bit. I hope you can get him to see a Doctor.

HM, are you doing better? Did a new job come your way yet?

Well gotta get going my own self. I am helping cut and bale hay today. Our 4th and last cutting of the year. Been getting 5 cuts ayear as of late but the spring was so cool and summer so late getting here we only got 4 this year.

Hope you are all well and dandy.


September 20, 2008 - Msg 66283: morning possum and mr possum. enjoy those peanuts. boo- i must haqve been a gypsy for i too am headed out to garage sales today because i thought my crystal ball said you were going also. hm- it wouldnt surprise me if ellie does not win this election. im off to see the garage sales... poor boy

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66284: hi gizzmo

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66285: Morning, Honey. (Now say it back, "Morning, Dear")

Wow, Asa, 4 or 5 cuts a year? The farmers here only usually get 3. I'm glad you checked in, how is your wife?

And MDC, there's only one word for you. Snoop! No, wait. Blabbermouth! Ok, I wanted a new quote from my usual repertory and decided to take one from the quote of the moment. Ha! As Barney said to Ramona Wileys husband, What do you know about it?

Sorry I couldn't do more quotes yesterday, but I can't go on-line at work, and I had a funeral in the afternoon (my brother-in-laws mother), and then a function last night. I really meant to, and I appreciate all the people that do take the time to include a quote in their posts.

Hey Possum, who do you sell the pecans to? Can I buy some? I would love to have some pecans that you grew and harvested yourself.

Well, gotta get house work done so I can watch football this afternoon.

- Hazel

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66286: i wonder what time the gold truck is coming thru ? hazel= sorry about your loss. sounds like your really busy. spot- just saw on cnn where nashville, tn is out of gas and folks running out looking for gas. hi gizzmo. well i think i"ll have a little nap, go to thelma lous and watch tv yep that"s what i"m going to do. poor boy

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66287: Thank you, poor boy, and I forgot to say earlier, welcome back! I don't know what time the gold truck is coming thru. I'll go ask Laura Lee Hobbs over at the dime store.
- Hazel

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66288: Hey ASA! I thought about you on my date last night as I passed a tool belt at Home Depot (no kidding). When I saw it I thought to myself, 'Awww, I miss Asa. Hope he checks in soon" and here you are! Sounds like you are real busy but check in when you can. Well, I am concerned about Bruce's health, for sure. He had that nuclear stress test on his heart last year and it was good but he is not taking his cholesterol or bp medicine. I have decided that I am going to put it in a little med box and put it on the sink by his toothbrush so he will see it every morning. Thanks for your concern. You're a really nice person, Asa,

Good to see ya, Hazel.

The garage sale is over and now I have to take Erin to a birthday party. It's real hot here again today! Better HEAD ON out of here...


September 20, 2008 - Msg 66289: hazel- i sure hope when the gold truck comes thru gomer knows not to put the gas in the gun port. boo- prayers for bruce. garage sales are fun to go to but a lot of work to put one on. possum- while your doing laundry can we all bring ours over? just kidding. spot- where is supper going to be? i caught a ten pound channel catfish this morning caught it at a secret spot on myers lake. I sure hope we can get the remshaw place in shape for the halloween party. remember when barney was trying to get otis to tell him where the still was ad otis sent him thru 3 states and back to the jail address? wasn't that a hoot. mdc- hope your not working to hard this weekend. my 401k plan is worth about that $4.01. ha. poor boy

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66290:
Boo, there you go again! ha I can see bruce saying a penny for your thoughts, and you say "Well, I'm thinking of this guy Asa wearing a toolbelt!" haha I am LOL!!
BTW, I use a weekly pill box each day. I keep it on the breakfast counter and empty one little compartment each AM.
SPOT and all Georgians: Ariz. State take on the Georgia Bulldogs in just a few hours. Game time temp to be about 102. I think it may be on ABC, but it's kinda been on again, off again with them.
Hazel, so i guess we could say that you get your quotes from a bottle. ha
I am sorry about your loss. may he rip.
Poor Boy: Mayberry mayoral election Nov. 4. You need to rent computer til then. ha barney also running for sheriff, andy heading to minnesota! teehee. The real gold truck going thru Raleigh!
HM-good looks and good biceps, and dates at the hardware store, a marriage made in heaven! ha
Good preachin' tomorrow. God bless,

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66291:
Hey poor boy, my 401k fits your name perfectly! ha mdc

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66292: So funny MDC - I mean what more could a man want than a wife who can help cut firewood, birth goats, bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. . .hey - that could be a song. . .

Had another job interview this week Asa and I think I may take this one...


September 20, 2008 - Msg 66293: mdc- just my luck the gold truck goes to raliegh and i"m waiting for it in mayberry. your 401k is it like poor boy or $4.01 left. ha. hm- prayers on your job. hows the goats? well i quess i'll mosey along. poor boy

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66294: mdc- my e-mail isnt set up and i couldnt get on the rifleman site. tell cowgirl i will write when i can. thanks.. as barney said if they keep taking out so much taxes i wont be able to go myself when my time comes. poor boy

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66295: Thanks for those prayer, Poor Boy. Sure is nice to have you back, mayor.

MDC, Bruce know better than to ask me what I'm thinking and he sure better not tonight because I am not happy with him right now. He is getting on my last nerve. I was upset because he had Sean out on the property helping him lay the pipe and I told him before he left that morning that he had to be sure and not let Sean get overheated because of the medicine he is on. He always kind of looks at me like I am being overprotective, but I'm not. It is a serious risk on the Prolixin he takes. When I got out there to see how they were doing at 3:30, it was probably near 100 degrees and Sean was sunburned, red as a tomato and I was not happy. I am sure Bruce made him take breaks and drink plenty of fluid but I could tell that he pushed him too hard and I didn't like it. It's a bad feeling to trust your spouse to take good care of your children and then they do something that you think is risky. I am telling you, I don't think Bruce is thinking right these days and that's scary. I made myself calm down, though, and I didn't explode but I have got to talk to him rationally about it after I have a chance to cool off. He's a good father to the kids but I don't feel like he is being careful enough.

Wow Homemaker, that is quite a list of good qualities in a woman. Will you marry me?...uh, just kidding (this door only swings one way).



September 20, 2008 - Msg 66296: Well gang ..its a full house over here at the dog house!..The GA Bulldog game!...prayers ...SPOT

September 20, 2008 - Msg 66297: My friend Boo you are a "hoot"..SPOT

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66298:
Hello porch family.

Spot....I'm sure your house full had a good time cheering for those Bulldogs. There were some good SEC games today.

HM.....what kind of festival is Crackaway Daze?

Boo....praying for Bruce. (and for you)

You all have a great worship day tomorrow. Come to think of it, everyday should be a worship day. HE is loves you!
Prayers for all the porch family.

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66299: good morning porchsters- what a great day the lord has made. boo- prayers for bruce. for breakfast this morning eggs fresh from the nest cook to order, country ham sausage bacon plus red eyed gravy. american fries scratch biscuts (no i dint put itch powder in them) milk. coffee and juice. plenty of fresh melons strawberries and doughnuts for those who must eat and run. remember today the sisters will have the phone lines tied up all day bless their hearts. have a great day. boo- if i lose the election to ellie i guess i"ll become either a shoe salesman or a vacum cleaner salesman. ha. poor bot

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66300: tghe above was from poor boy not poor bot

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66301: Mornin' Y'all! Hey to Papa Bear-thanks for the breakfast and it is so good to have you back in Mayberry!

Rev,I believe the Crackaway Festival has something to do with Homemaker's meatballs- at least that's what Asa told me! Ha!

Hazel, we sell the pecans to a pecan processing/packaging plant in a nearby town. They ship them out all across the country,so if you buy pecans,you may just have come across some 'possum pecans'. There used to be 7 other pecan trees on this property but thanks to something that blew thru here exactly 19 years ago tonight,there is only one left standing. Yep,guess we'll never forget the anniversary of Hurricane Hugo around these parts.19 years- wow!Sometimes it seems like yesterday.

Asa,yes,I still keep Laci. My daughter is back on track for now. Those moods and attitudes are something else at times though. She plans to get some counseling which I do hope she follows through on.Hope it's not just talk.Thanks for your concern.You're a good friend to care.

Boo,praying for you as you deal with Bruce.All you've mentioned is troublesome indeed.

Oh Rev,how much is gas up in your area? I believe we've got a bit of price gouging going on down here. There's been some controversy and stuff in the papers about it. Right before IKE it went from $3.57 to $4.77! Right now it is around $3.68 and some stations claim to be out of gas.Totally crazy!

Welll,I'd better get moving. Y'all have a blessed day!
possum under a rock

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66302: Good...I thought you changed your name again, Mayor!

Thanks for those prayers, my friends. As we speak, Bruce is already out there laying pipe. At least it is cool at this time of the morning. He should have it finished up today.

Crackaway days? Hmmm...may a festival for Chiropractors?...I wonder...


September 21, 2008 - Msg 66303: Hey there Possum, you snuck in on me. Thank you for your prayers. You see that I am dealing with some concerns, but so are all of you. My prayers for my porch friends on this lovely Sunday morning. I will remember you in my prayers this morning at preachin'.

So, you think Crackaway Days might have something to do with HM's meatballs? Let's see...I guess they could crack people in the head with them...sort of a "meatball heavin' contest"? Is that what you're thinking?


September 21, 2008 - Msg 66304: "Jimmy crack corn and I don't care..."

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66305: Oh, I forgot to tell you all that my mother in law is moving in on SATURDAY! It snuck up on me. I don't know how long she will be here because she is on a waiting list for an apartment. I am hoping she will make herself at home and decide to help with the cooking while she is here. Wouldn't that be great? I could just give her the cash, send her to the market and let her do the cooking. "It might work", "Yea, but it might not"...I can hear Barney saying that but I can't remember which ep it is from. I mentioned to Bruce on our date that maybe his mom would want to do some of the cooking and he said..."Well, sometimes she fixes some really strange stuff. It's like 'What the h#ll is that?!"...We are still making fun of her over the terrible King Ranch Chicken she made once. It happened years ago and it is still a family joke.

I do think, though, that she might be able to help me get through to Bruce about some changes he needs to make to reduce his stress. She is pretty good at telling him like it is and she knows how much like his dad he is so she has years of experience dealing with headstrong, German men. ALSO, she is a built-in babysitter!

Better go get everyone ready for preachin' Erin is asking for a tortilla with butter, sugar and cinnamon for breakfast (a rare treat and her favorite). She woke up all smiles this morning for some reason..


September 21, 2008 - Msg 66306: Crackway Days? Is that a plumbers convention or something? :)


September 21, 2008 - Msg 66307: asa- should we go to the crackway convention? I hear has a lot of leaks there. boo- isn"t it funny how fast a house can fill up? prayers continue for bruce. wasn"t that something about nashville being out of gas yesterday? the gas prices in central illinois is $4.09 how is it in your neck of the woods? WE get about a hatfull at thestation or is that 7 dings? spot- how are things your way? maybe we could share gas prices from around the porch in case someone is traveling thru. hm- you haven"t got or seen any loaded goats lately have you? poor boy

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66308: Check out the website by googling crackaway daze! Not for plumbers, pipefitters, or even my meatballs! Just a wholesome little community event!

talk to you all later -


September 21, 2008 - Msg 66309: Hey papabear,brother Rev,MDC,Mavis,Romeena,Tom,possum,my friend Boo,hm,hazel and all...lets order pizza pie and watch the RACE..varooom...bought a new bike yesterday!..the one I have been saving for!..going riding tomorrow...prayers ahd good Sunday to a few good folks over for the race..Rev my dogs are on a roll but next week Alabama...hum...SPOT

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66310: i guess everyone is busy today. mdc- on the economy we once had a house in new orleans called the rising sun--- now we sing hang on sloopy . ha. well i guess i"ll go to a birthday party today in the country at least its not mine and at my age thats g-o-o-d. prayers for all. i want to reasure the citizens of mayberry our fair city is sound financaly. if relected on nov 4th i'll send the band to raliegh and the ladies choir on a field trip of there choice. poor boy

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66311: Asa,you are a hoot! Now you have me thinking about Designing Women- anybody remember the guy who'd work around Sugarbakers? How the women would die off laughing because his pants were sagging down far enough to see what Asa is alluding to?! But( pun intended!) I can't remember his name- Rusty? Randy? Anybody a Designing Women fan? That's gonna drive me crazy! Rusty,I think.
Just heard that my nephew has a part in a movie being filmed in Charleston.Some movie with terrorists and they get him and toss him in jail! Couldn't be in a Disney movie or something- ha! At least he doesn't play a terrorist-he's one of the good guys! I'll find out more about it.I don't even know if he has a speaking part,is an extra,or what.
Homemaker,I googled Crackaway Daze and I know what it is and I ain't telling! Y'all go look for yourselves!
Homemaker,y'all should go back to the original name of your town-I love it! I know what it is and I ain't telling! Ha!
Yep,I'm chewing my cabbage twice!
Have a good evening y'all.
possum under a rock

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66312: Oh hey, Papa Bear! Hope I didn't rock on our Mayor!

possum again

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66313: Oh come on Possum, tell us what it is. I know, you can't tell us. I was in a secret club once too. Wanna know what it was called? I can't tell ya.
- Hazel

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66314:
SPOT and other georgians, our ASU team folded like cheap lawn furniture, we went down like a cement rowboat with a big hole in it! Wow UGA has some kind of raw talent how! Good game, your uga held up good in the heat.
POOR 'Bot'- ha, (your mechanical alter ego i presume?) ha Before you talk of Mayberry finances,I think I will cash in my bond! Ha , at least I'll get you ro paint my house! (:
Hazel's quote-a-thon is tanking. Come on ya all, let's find more! (check quote of the moment! ha)
You now keeper of the flame?
Possum, if I said i googled something 15 years ago, I'd be arrested!! haha
BOO- did sean wear any sunblock? Hopefully they had plenty of water, but, yes, ya gotta show Bruce the meds interaction sheets.
God bless all.

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66315: possum- that is great news on your nephew keep us posted on the movie. hazel- you know possum can"t tell you until after the go dogs mdc- do we have to paint the house before we see the bond? andy to barney that"s a great plan barn; you win the girl and lose your eye. barney always has a small breakfast- 6 eggs, 6 slices of bacon, stack of hot cakes, orange juice coffee but he wasn"t hungry. watch your speeding on route 4 barny on his cycle again. poor boy

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66316: Mdc the Dogs did have a good game..thanks..guess poor boy is gona whup up breakfast!..Romeena?Tom?Rev?..hey hazel.possum,Boo,auh2o,Asa,Lucy,papa...watching the cowboys and packers..good game..gona go ride bikes on a trip about 26 miles tomorrow Miss Sherry and I...ends up at a nice public lake..then the trip back [its a total of 26 miles]..may carry my pole!..prayers to all..back to the game..Mavis I need a trim...SPOT

September 21, 2008 - Msg 66317:
Hello porch family...Hope you all had a great worship day.

Possum.....Gas here is around $3.92. Heard on local TV that it should be dropping a little in the next couple weeks. We'll see?

Poor Boy....that breakfast sure sounds good.

Spot....some good games today. And how bout those Fords today. Carl is hanging onto that points lead.

You folks have a good nights rest and know that you're in my prayers.

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66318: Hi All
Ben a crazy week here me siss became a new grandmother on fridy,
and now we are waiting for me friend little boy to have his sug on wedreday of this week.


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66319: good morning to all- prayers for everyone. tom- your friends little boy has my praywers. rev- i hope that breakfast didn"t lay to heavy on your chest. spot and miss sherry- that sure is a long trip on a bike but I"ll taKE CARE OF ALL YOUR ERRANDS WHILE YOUR GONE and barney won"t bother you two while your at the lake. well time to whip up a little breakfast for the porch come one come all. have a great week. poor boy

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66320: Mornin' Y'all! Hazel,I'm in a secret club too,that's why I can't tell ya! MDC,what kinda 'googling' were you doing all those years ago?! Shame! Ha!

26 miles Spot? You keep going those long distances,you just might show up at my rock! Hee hee

Papa Bear, the movie my nephew is in is an Independent film-will likely go straight to DVD. He and about 6 others get captured by terrorists and tossed into the brig on the USS Yorktown until somebody comes along and helps them escape. Not my kind of movie,but of course I will find it and watch it because my boy is in it!I'll give you more details when I get them.

Tom,congratulations on the new baby in your family! Is it a boy or girl? I will be praying for your neighbor boy.Please let us know how things go with his surgery.

Rev, we have 5 gas stations here and most of them are out of gas- at least they claim to be. Something's going on down here- price gouging,panic buying. People were in line yesterday filling up their boats,4 wheelers,gas cans,etc. That is just going to make it worse for the people who must get gas here in town so they can drive out of town to work-like Mr. Possum. We are 30 miles from all directions from any other places to get gas,so if we run out,it WILL be a mess. Hope things stabilize and soon.

Well,I'd best get going around here. Y'all have a good day!

P.S. Where is Sterling,I wonder?
possum under a rock

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66321: MDC, you know I was just thinking before I got up this morning that I should pull up the info on the med Sean is taking and have Bruce read it himself. I don't know what his problem is and why he doesn't just believe me about it. Back when Sean started having the Tourette symptoms and panic attacks, I took him to the doctor, who sent him to a neurologist and even after a diagnosis, Bruce didn't really get it. It wasn't until Sean had to have all the testing done with the psychologist and we had to sit and listen to the results that he finally believed that there was something really wrong. Even witnessing the problems, it took him about a year for it to sink in. With me, I recognized that there was a problem quickly, took the bull by the horns and did something about it. Maybe he was in some kind of denial. It's painful to realize that your child has a problem and back then, it was a much bigger problem than it is today. I'm sure you remember from my posts back then. We still have our concerns about what he will do with his life. He has such struggles with school work, but at the same time, he is as smart as a whip and has great people skills. I have confidence that the Lord has something for him. It's never been important to me that my children be rich. I want them to be satisfied with life and be able to pay their bills and have a little extra, if possible.

Hi TOM. Prayers for your friend's little boy and congratulations on the new baby in the family!

Hazel, your a pip.

I know it's Monday, and after the crazy-busy weekend we had, I'm glad! There is something to be said for routine.

Hope Me-T is around today with a moulage.

Better get moving...


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66322: ooops, forgot my quote..

Charlene: "Aww, can't I even look at the purty man, Paw?"

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66323: Good morning everyone. It was a beautiful weekend here and it looks like the great weatrher will continue through the week. Hope y'all are as fortunate.

POOR BOY: Boy, it's great to have back on the porch and posting regular. But I did notice that you didn't rent that computer until near election time; running for mayor again are ya? ;)

THanks for all your well wishes for the Mrs.' birthday and our anniversary. We had a great dinner Saturday evening, and my parents took us to the Olive Garden on Sunday. Our dinner discussion on Saturday mainly focused on whether or not we should be trying for a "number four." Talk about a mood killer! Just kidding. The Mrs. feels her biological clock is ticking faster and it's now or never. And, just to make it more complicated, the Mrs. has been praying about perhaps fostering a child with special physical needs. She feels we could offer a child like that a god home, and with her medical training that would help. We wouldn't qualify now even if we decide to do it (house space issues, etc.), but it does factor into whether to go ahead a have another child of our own now. I don't know. I love kids--and hey, once you've got three, what's one more?--but I'll be 60 when Veda graduates high school already. And, after changing diapers for most of the last 8 years I'm ready for a break. We're both praying about it. One thing we won't be doing: compeeting with my sister-in-law. They have 10 kids!

HAZEL: I am truly shocked and appalled! ;)

Where's AUH2O been? Hope his electricity didn't go out again. Maybe he should invest in bigger wires.

REV: How's the granddog doing?

BOO: I agree with ASA (did I say that?); you need to try and get Bruce to realize the dangers of his behavior. You need to remind him that it's his God-mandated duty to take care of his family, and he can't do that if he's not around. I'm sure in his mind he's doing what he's doing for his family, but he needs to take into consideration the bigger picture. He must love you all very much.

HOMEMAKER: I home the job works out. Y'all are handsome family.

MAVIS: I want to see house pics, too. Not a huge fan of the yield-sign yellow, though. Maybe an azure ;).

Wonder how ROMEENA's company is doing?

Hello to GIZMO. Long-time, no see.

Okay, BOO, here's your moulage...About once a week I drive through a Starbucks on my way to work. (I don't get coffee, but I love their cheese danish!) Now, let me preface by saying I spent two years working fast food in my much younger days and waited tables for over ten years, so I know the food service industry. Anyway, on the ledge outside the drive-through window at this Starbucks sits a tip jar. Tips for what? Getting the food I ordered and handing it to me through the window? Making my change? For some reason this really tees me off. I find it more than ridiculouis and almost offensive. What next, a tip jar on the counter at the 7-11?

I tip well. You'd have to be purposefully rude to me to get anything less than 18%. Hey, I've been there and know how hard it can be. But servers make less than half the regular minimum wage. It is expected that tips will make up the difference. When I stopped waiting tables years ago the minimum wage was around $4.50. I made $2.01 an hour. I have no problem tipping for service in traditional settings, but tip jars are popping up everywhere! Needless to say my danish, with tax, comes to $1.97. I wait for my three cents.

Y'all have a great day!


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66324: Forgot my quote!

"And you! Stop tantalizin'!"


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66325: m-t= SHH! i rented a computer for my caMPAIGN. SEND ALL CONTRIBUTIONS to the orphans home. mdc- should we send over mr wheeler to help you with your fix ups? anyone else want mr wheelers help. ha. poor boy

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66326: Hey possum, that's interesting about your nephew being in a movie.
They were filming some scenes for a movie with Johnny Depp here in my neck of the woods(well, actually a few hours away), and I would have loved to have been an extra in it or even a crew helper, but I didn't know about it until it was too late. I've now been checking out the FilmWisconsin website to check on casting and crew calls more often. They are hoping more movies get made here due to the tax incentives they are giving to movie producers. It's ok with me as long as we don't become another Hollyweird. I love the behind the scenes stuff about movies, and to possibly be a part of it would be interesting.

Gotta go pay some bills.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66327: You can pay some of mine, too, STERLING...


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66328:
"Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their neighbor!"
Gas here now at 3.39 a ding, but we get most from california refineries, not Texas.
Sterling-good to see you. I bet you'd go back and pick up Andy's quarter too! haha
So is your local barber shop now a "Tonsoral Parlor"? That's a good indicator of "hollyweird' ha.
Poor Boy- I am working on getting more historical photos for you. BTW, mayberry owes me 200,000 confederate. teehee (or the current status of my 401k)
Where is ROMEENA?
Tom-Pryers for your friend's child for sure.
REV, spot- Biffle again!!? what a chase.
In 20 minutes of news last night I saw the whole book of Rev.! Keep plenty ofoil in your lamps my friends! God bless,

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66329: I got to see Rodney Dillard at a little church in Stanfield, NC yesterday. He and his wife Beverly led the service with their testimonies and music. Afterwards about 12 of us went to a little local restaurant and I got to sit right across from Rodney and talk to him. It was a really neat treat. Anybody going to Mayberry Days in Mount Airy this week?

You read any book you want to on the subject of child rearin' and you'll find ever one of 'em is in favor of bud nippin'.


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66330:
Welcome Weaver. Any relation to Charlie?
That must have been neat to see one of the Dillards. Wasnt he the base player?
"The bats lay eggs in your hair and make ya go mad."

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66331:
If I say these names, what game show comes to mind? Charlie Weaver, Paul Lynne, Rose Marie, Nipsey Russell, Wally Cox and Dr Joyce Brothers?

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66332: No MDC he was the guitar player. I've seen him before with his brother Doug, (the banjo player) along with Charlene, but never had the chance to really talk to him.

Well you don't want moth eggs in your hair either.


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66333: Hollywood Squares


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66334: Thanks for the very caring words of advice, Me-They. Bruce does love his family very much and I know that is why he is working so hard. It is so hard to get him to see the bigger picture, but I need to try. Hey, I could send you some pics of Mavis' house if I knew your email. You can have Romeena email your email address if you want. Of course, you may not want to get emails from women your wife does not know...could cause you to have to explain some things. Anyway, it's up to you. As far as your thoughts on adopting a special-needs child, you and your wife would be amazing at it. In your post, you have a typo that reads, "She feels like we could offer a child like that a GOD home..", and that sums it up. Any child would be blessed by being a part of your godly family. I understand how tough a decision it would be and I will pray with you about it (and the decision to have a fourth baby). I know that when Bruce wanted to have Erin, I really had a tough time giving in to it because I was about to be 40 and really didn't want to start again, even though we only had 1 child. Bruce was 44 at the time. The Lord spoke to me about it in a very distinct way and I gave surrendered. Erin was born a year later. May God give you peace in which ever decision you make and may He make his will as clear to you as He did to us.

Now, about that moulage...I never thought much about it, Me-T. I don't go to Starbucks very often but when I have, I usually had them put the loose change in the tip jar. You make some good point, though, that I wasn't aware of. Our local Starbucks is a pleasure to visit, and the employees are very friendly and you get quick service. They usually take the time to not only greet the customer, but make some chit-chat (Lydia wouldn't like it, but I do). I'm just a sucker for a tip's a "compleeshun"...

Well, found the mother-in-law a storage unit for her things and had her bank account transferred. All that's left is moving her down here on Saturday. You sure you don't want her to come help you with the kids, Me-They?

Hey there Sterling! Where have you been? How is your wife?


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66335:
Exactillioso Weaver. From whence do you hail?
I am in the Phoenix area, but this porch stretches clear to Ireland!
Boo- I pray that you don't get overstressed either. As a small suggestion, you might want to try green tea (I do decaf) in place of coffee. It is a great antioxidant and it relaxes, yet helps with concentration at the same time.
Mayor poorboy, you're late for the council meeting! barney's gonna vote 'no' on the cannon without ya! (:

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66336: Near Charlotte NC MDC.

Ain't you got a jack?


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66337: BOO: Thanks. We can use all the prayers we can get. It may be that not too long from now I'll be bouncing a baby on my knee and people will be saying, "Your grandbaby is so cute." Only it'll be my kid.

Welcome WEAVER. What's on sale?

Y'all have a great evening!

"Little old ladies ought never to clank."

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66338: "Unless they're headed for the clink."


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66339:
"Oh, your real funny, a regular frick and frack.
Whatta they call you two, the kats and jammer kids?"

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66340: \oops that was me, mdc

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66341: Afternoon Y'all! Hey Sterling-glad you dropped by! How are you? You can pay ALL of my bills-ha!

Welcome to Weaver.You're my neighbor-I'm in the other Carolina. God to have you on the Porch.

Boo,I picked up on Me-They's typo (God family) as you did and I thought the same thing.A child would be lucky to be in your family,Me-they,whether born to it or adopted. You know I am helping to raise Laci-a special needs child,so I know first hand how hard & demanding it is.But it is so rewarding being able to make a difference in a child's life that needs someone to go the extra mile for them. It is hard,Me-They,believe me. I'm not discouraging you,just telling you to be prepared if you go that route.I pray that the Lord will guide you & the Mrs. down the path you should go.

Wasn't Romeena expecting company? That may be why she hasn't been on the Porch much. But what about Maude? Check in,Big Maude!

" Nip It!" (That's the best I could do-I'm tired!)

possum under a rock

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66342: Well,now I'm typing "God" instead of "good." It's GOOD to have you on the Porch,Weaver!

God is the word of the day! Rev,you can use that if you'd like!

possum again