September 22, 2008 - Msg 66343:
"Why don't ya go down to the old folks home and wax the steps!"

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66344: Haha, that's funny, M-T. It happened to Bruce after Erin was born, just before we were discharged from the hospital. Bruce had Erin in the little bassinet in the hallway and a young woman came up and said, "She is so cute. Is she your grandbaby?". I thought it was pretty funny. Luckily I wasn't there at the time so she didn't ask if I was the grandmother.

I need to go get ready for bible study at the rehab. Prayers always appreciated.

I have something I want to ask you all about later but I don't have time to do it now. So, all you "Dear Abby's" out there, get your thinking caps ready!


"Gentlemen...I have an announcement to make. Count Estvan Teleky exists!"

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66345:
Woohoo, I waxed the steps on the porch too! A clean sweep for ya all. A new coat of thompson's.
Yes you're right Possum, Ro was indeed having company over.
BTW, HAPPY FALL! How about we sing #14. Yup, I said 14, cuz we all know that 14-Ais about springtime! (:

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66346: AAWWW, don't sing that one, it makes me cry!
Hello Family:
Just a quick note to say Hi, and it has been absolutely beautiful here today. Picture perfect, complete with 9 loads of clothes on the line. (I think it would have been easier to go to work today.)
Glad for ya to join us, Weaver. You're not pushy are ya? Just can't stand a pushy salesman.
Have a lbessed evening. Prayers for Boo as she ministers to the rehab girls. ~New Neighbor

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66347: Well hey gang..been busy today..Miss Sherry and I rode about 24 miles today on the silver comet trail (google it)..very nice...a little sore but my new bike works great!..hey NN,Boo,Romeena,Rev,Tom,hm,hazel,possum and all ...well im off tomorrow and we are gona hit the second part of the trail riding tomorrow at about 11am..a shorter trip..about 19 miles but there is a park and stuff this way...the silver comet trail goes all the way to Alabama now...would love to ride it all...well prayers let me get some things done...back before bed...SPOT

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66348: Don't know exactly what was going on at rehab tonight but we only had 2 girls. It was frustrating because the same homos@xual issue came up again. I'm getting really tired of beating that dead horse and getting nowhere with them. It's hard to know what to tell them.

Well, I am pretty bushed and have Baby Emily to take care of tomorrow. Bruce is taking Erin to the doctor for me tomorrow because she has some kind of rash that is spreading and itching her. It started as a small patch on her chest weeks ago. I just kind of watched it and thought I would wait and show it to the Dermatologist next month during her appointment, but the darned thing is showing up on her abdomen, back, arms and thighs and is itching her, so Bruce is going to take her in to hopefully get some cream to help clear it up. I'm guessing it is some kind of dermatitis caused by something she is coming in contact with. She had alot of that sort of thing when she was a baby.

Well, good night Mayberry. See you in the morning with my coffee..


September 22, 2008 - Msg 66349:
Hello porch family.

M-T....the grand-dog is going great. But they went back to college this morning. I miss him already.

MDC....yep, a tight chase. Gas $3.39? WOW

Weaver.....that was a treat I'm sure. By the way, I'm down in SC. Good to have you on the porch. always, I'm praying for you and family.'re just a biking hound aren't you. Have fun and enjoy your day off.

Sure wish Ro would check in.

You all have a great night. Prayers for all the porch family.

September 22, 2008 - Msg 66350: mentioned about the homo issue....did you hear that Ray Bolts (Christian Artist) split from his wife of 33 years and has anounced that he is gay? That guy has written so many songs. I was just floored.

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66351: Boo hang in there...well HELLO brother Rev..and yea the bike riding is so neat...dont knoe the artist but know you are for sure shocked..well let me say Romeena,Maude,possum,Tom,,merri,asa,papa,gizzmo,lucy,M-T,auh20...all yall check in!..breakfast menu: 3 egga your way,flapjacks with strawberrys or blueberrys,pecan waffles,sausage links,coffee,milk,water..ready at 7:30 est..prayers love and peace on earth..(and lower gas prices)...SPOT

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66352: Hey Boo, the wife is back to normal. 'Course from where I am sitting that might not be a good thing. ;)

Hey possum, I wish I could pay all your bills but I have enough of my own. We did get a little something from my wife's dad, so the financial burden we were going through for a while there has been lessened.
Of course, my wife has decided to buy the world, so we should be back to square one in no time. She just doesn't have much "cents" when it comes to conserving money. ;)
But if I say anything about her spending she can start the insulting because I don't have a job.

We celebrated Kai's birthday Sunday at, yep you guessed it... Chuck E. Cheese. My wife's idea to have a party with just family members there, and have ANOTHER party with Kai's friends at a later date. One materialistic party is enough I say. But my suggestion of having a simple party at the house falls on deaf ears.
Well, Kai had fun playing with her cousins, dancing with that giant mouse, and getting 100 extra tickets to spend on plastic stuff at the counter there.

I still think she would have just as much fun, and more meaningful, with a simple house party. In fact, I know she would. As we have had those before.

Hey Spot, we'll have to go biking sometime. I love to get out and ride.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66353: Mornin' Y'all! Sterling,wish Kai Happy Birthday for me-bet she's never had greetings sent to her from a possum before! How old is she now? 8?
Hope all turns out well with Erin,Boo.
I have a little girl of my own to tend to this morning,so I'd better not rock too long. Y'all have a good day!

possum under a rock

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66354: Man Sterling, I'm with you..I would rather give myself a blackeye than go to Chuck E Cheese. My poor kids never get to go anywhere. The best birthday parties my kids had are the ones we had at home...they are the ones that even their friends remember best. The backyard pool and pinata parties are the best. Let me tell you about a birthday party that Erin went to this weekend that was great. The hosts lived out in the country and had a huge tree house in the backyard. It looked like something out of a movie. They also had a trampoline with a gaurd. The kids had a blast for 3 hours. The mom had collected about a hundred empty plastic bottles of various sized and they had "bottle wars". The kids threw the bottles at each other for hours. Since they were empty, nobody got hurt. They also poured water from the windows of the treehouse on each other and just had a wonderful time. Afterward, the kids just picked up the bottles so there wasn't alot of clean-up. They had cake and ice cream and that was it. Now THAT is the kind of party I would have liked when I was a kid.

Better go...Baby Emily will be here soon...


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66355: Good morning everyone. It'll be a busy morning, so I'll have to wait until later to really sit down and jaw.

Happy birthday to Kai!

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. POSSUM: If we do end up going that way, I'll be sure to have a long chat with you.

REV: I feel sorry for his wife and family. More than that, though, I feel sorry that he has deluded himself so thoroughly.

NEW NEIGHBOR: Nine loads on the line? How big is your line?!?

BOO: Tell Erin she's making me itch. Hope she gets all cleared up.

Have a great morning. Where's the doughnuts?


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66356: Rev - I can't believe that about Ray Bolts. Some of his songs are so powerful. You know, I don't mind that he is gay as long as he doesn't practice it. Man - I grew up on his music. . .

I understand Boo - about the rashes that is. . .it seems we always have some kind of itching going on.

Sterling - I take my kids to Chuck's every once in a while. Their dad doesn't go - it just me and them. We get there when it opens and we have our pizza and pop and most of the games to ourselves. About the time everyone starts arriving - we are ready to head. I like to go like that! And because we get there that early - we usually get some free tokens from the staff because we are there that early.
Give Kai birthday hugs from the porch...

Must get busy!


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66357: Wow, I had not heard about Ray Boltz, REV. His songs are so full of grace. I just don't understand it. After dealing with the issue for over two years at the drug rehab, I know that it is a stronghold that not many will break, and none without the power of God.

Enough of that...well, I suppose Romeena is having a great time with her buddy from out of town. Probably eating crab legs, mexican food and visiting the Gigolo Club down in Yancey...they have a floor show, ya know.


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66358: They might have just stayed home and caught that George Raft movie on tv.


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66359:
Rev, Boo etc, the devil knows that his time is short, and many are being decieved. Just look at the global situation. For example,Iran just had a parade with a big banner saying the Israel needs to be blown from the universe. Not the world, they used the word 'universe'! My little bank branch that I have gone to for 30 years just installed inch thick glass in front of the tellers. I know this isn't the intent of the porch, but it can't be ignored either. Just some food for thought, sorry. Bluey goes my soapbox.
BOO- After bruce gets the diagnosis on Erin, if the creams arent working try some oregano oil. Yes, i'm serious, it clears up many rashes that are fungal in nature. Start with one area and see how it does first. I pray it isnt MRSA.
Well, ya all have a good day. I watched Otis Sues the County last night, so maybe I'll just sue poorboy for $5000 ! haha

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66360:
"Aunt Bee, Aunt Bee, look, I won this gen-u-wine ceramic pelican!"

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66361: MDC: It may be the fall-out. It's affecting our milk.


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66362: The sky is falling...
The sky is falling. . .


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66363: Good afternoon, HOMEMAKER, or should I say, rabble-rouser!

I just tried to check out ROMEENA's photo album but got a screen that said it had been "moved to the attic" because of inactivity. Any of you have that experience?

Well, I'm still up to my neck and won't be here tomorrow, so I'll talk to you good people on Thursday. Keep us in your prayers; I'll be keeping you all in mine.

Hope AUH2O checks in soon.


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66364:
Must have had too much to drink--I'm leaning!


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66365:

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66366: That's better.


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66367: HAha, I'm sorry MDC, but I just had to laugh at the oregano oil! The doc just gave her some steroid cream, of course and if that doesn't do the trick we will try the oregano oil (I really will). Thanks for the suggestion. It doesn't look like MRSA. It is some kind of dermatitis.

Bye M-T. See ya on Thursday.


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66368:
Boo, I am still waiting here with my "dear abby" thinking cap on, and been getting a lot of stares! ha (See 66344)
Also, after Erin starts talking like Ah-nold (the steriod cream) then try the "O" ! ha It is a little expensive, about $30 for a bottle, but it is good for what ails ya, and much better than indian elixer!
Soryy to hear of your lack of attendance last night. Hopefully they will be back tomorrow. How are the ones doing who got baptized?

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66369:
That should be "next week", not tomorrow!

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66370: Hey gang just a quick troulbe check...rode 16 miles today...very nice day!..Sterling get that bike oiled up and lets go...hey possum,ro,asa,Rev,Tom,MDC,hm,nn and all...Maude check to weed eat and then will read..lets hit steak-n-shake for burgers tonight on Boo!...SPOT

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66371: MDC, do you know of any natural remedy for cholesterol? The doctor has my my husband on Zocor and I'm concerned about him being on a statin drug for any length of time. What would help lower cholesterol? I know about fish oil,but I've heard it makes people have fishy burps (sorry to be gross-didn't know of any other way to say it!) so that's not good. Appreciate any suggestions,even oregano,if it will work!
Hey to everyone else rocking on the Porch today-hope everyone is doing great.

Y'all have a good evening!
possum u.a.r.

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66372: MY MY husband? I think I've been in Me-they's crock! At least I ain't leaning like he was!!

Sorry about chewing my cabbage twice up there!

possum again

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66373:
Possum, possum- here is something I pulled right off the web. It is pretty much the routine that i follow. And I agree, if you can get him off Zocor, that would be a good thing:

Health Problems Caused by Statin Drugs

Here's the hefty price you can pay for using statin drugs:
Permanent serious liver damage and abnormalities
Extreme muscle pain (neuropathy), muscle disease (myopathy), muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis), weakness and problems walking

Rapid loss of memory and mental clarity, confusion and even amnesia

S@xual dysfunction and performance problems

Negative personality changes – irritability and hostility

Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, insomnia and fever

Destruction of vital nutrients essential for heart strength and brain function
But, since you can lower high cholesterol naturally with NO negative side effects, it only makes good sense to take the natural route.

Ways to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Begin gradually (but persistently) making these simple lifestyle and diet changes:
Exercise 30 minutes a day. It works better than any drug out there. Exercise increases good cholesterol (HDL), reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and naturally lowers total cholesterol levels – with no negative side effects.

Increase your dietary fiber. Include more high fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and fiber supplements in your diet. The soluble fiber from beans and whole grains actually binds with cholesterol and carries it out of your body.

Eat good fat, eliminate bad fat. Reduce animal fats, especially from dairy and red meat. Stick with extra virgin olive oil and fatty fish as your main sources of fat. The fish oil from omega 3 fish not only improves cholesterol, it also helps lower blood pressure and can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease.

Feast on fruits and vegetables. Phytonutrient antioxidants in colorful fruit and vegetables have been shown to help lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease. So replace sweets and processed foods with healthy produce.

Take healthy-heart supplements. Quality omega 3 fish oil capsules have been proven in numerous studies to be highly effective in naturally preventing and reversing heart disease. Fish oil does a better job than statin drugs with no negative side effects. Whole food supplements, including B complex, GTF chromium and garlic, can also help.

Possum, I hope that helps. I do 3 fish oil and 2 garlic a day. You can get "odorless" varieties of each.
"doc" MDC

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66374:
Wow, sorry to have used so much bandwidth there! mdc

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66375: Hi All.
M-T I will send Romeena a email and till her about the photo album.
Maves i like the coler of the new house it just about the same coloer of min.
my siss new grandbabby was a little girl that was 8 lb 5 oz.


September 23, 2008 - Msg 66376: MDC, how much fish oil each day? By 3, I assume you mean 3 capsules. The ones I take say "300 mg Omega-3's" on the label. Do you know how many mg's you should have each day? I know, I could look it up on the internet, but, shoot, you're the doc. And darn it, I paid good money for this consultation... Oh, I didn't pay? Well, I will gladly pay you Tuesday... Thanks for posting the info, by the way. I would much rather do things the natural way, if possible.
- Hazel

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66377: Hazel yer a hoot! You sound like that customer of mine I posted about in my blog that wanted to pay me tomorrow. HA My hubby takes Flax Oil for his cholesterol, possum and swears by it, I have to say, since he's been taking it, the count has gone down. Tom thanks for the house comment, what did they name the new baby? Sterling Great to see you, we were getting a little worried about you. MDC I heard all the snickering going on, now I know it was because of your cap. HA Me-They praying for you to make the right decision, the Good Lord knows what you need to do, and He will show you the way. Boo I'm with you about Chuck E. Cheese vs. a black eye, I'll take the black eye, and if I had to go during the peak hours, I'd take 2 black eyes! Praying you can get through to Bruce, men are so hard headed sometimes! Of course, I don't mean the men on this here porch, we all know they're not hard headed! *wink* Where is Asa?? He must be doing an extra long show to impress Romeena's company. AntD glad to see you back! We missed you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAI!! Hope I didn't miss anybody, if I did it wasn't intentional. Prayers for you all.
you just go up an alley and holler fish!

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66378: Now dadburn it! I was hoping those birthday greetings to Kai would show up! I picked pink for little girls and I can hardly see it. And Me-They I got that moved to the attic page too when I went to Romeena's photo site. Curious.

September 23, 2008 - Msg 66379: Well, I wish the fish oil capsules didn't make me so sick! I hate to eat fish so it's a problem. Your post reminded me, though, MDC, that I need to be taking my coQ10 since I am on Lipitor. I have not had any side effects from it and have been on it for 7 years (could explain my low libido, but then so could alot of other things). I am on a low dose, though of 20mgs and when they tried to raise it, my liver has a problem. I have genetic high cholesterol that is still high no matter what I do, but what I wonder is this: is high cholesterol, in itself, always a bad thing? If a person is eating right and has a healthy lifestyle, I think cholesterol probably doesn't matter that much, especially if it is the only risk factor someone has for heart attack. Just my opinion. It so happens that I had my appointment with the doctor today and all my labs looked better this time. My sugar was a little lower, and so were my triglycerides. We have been cutting way back on the junk food around here and trying to get more exercise.

Yes, MDC, I hate to even put steroid creme on Erin but I will give it a trial to see if it works. To answer your question about the 2 who were baptized, they are having many trials but are always at bible study. Right now they are haing a tough time dealing with their s#xuality and questioning God. It's a tough situation. Thank you for you prayers and concern for the girls. By the way, I forgot what I asked you to put the Dear Abby cap on for, darn it. You might as well take it off until I remember....must be that darned Lipitor effecting my memory!

I think I will try the flax seed oil again, Mavis. If it's good enough for Mr. Neff, it's good enough for me. Funny how you immediately thought of ASA when you mentioned hard-headed men. Don't pick on my toolbelted friend, Mavis...hehe.

Better hit the sack...there is lots of laundry to do tomorrow.


September 24, 2008 - Msg 66380:
Hello porch family...another great day in SC. The Mrs and I played some tennis today. It was so nice outside.

MDC....I agree with everything you posted about the cholesterol. Very good advice. I also like to take psyllium soluble fiber to help get enough daily. And as for the garlic, I have read many reports that the "Aged Garlic" is aborbed so much better. The best price that I have found this type of garlic is at The Vitamin Shop. They have thier own brand of it and the funny thing is if you read the back it is manufactured by Wakunaga Of America Co. which is the maker of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. Same thing just much cheaper.

Boo...the flaxseed oil is very good also. I take and flax. Both are good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids but the big difference is flax does not contain EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexanoic acid), the two key nutrients that go straight to your head and heart. Flax Oils contain LNA (Alpha Linolenic acid) which your liver has to break down to form EPA & DHA. But even after the break-down, blood level show much lower levels of these nutrients than with the fish oil. But the fact is, they still are both very good. (Of course along with your CoQ10)

Hope Ro can get the photo album fixed back up. That our source of putting faces to names here.

Tom....I'm sure you're proud of your new great-niece.

Spot....I'll pick up the tab for breakfast in the morning. I'm already hungry.

Happy Birthday Kai.

Well better get to bed. Prayers for all the porch family.
Remember....when HE was on the cross, you were in His heart. HE loves us so much!

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66381: Good evening, everyone! Just spent the last hour catching up - have been having a great time with my friend. Today I drove her out to Allen to see another friend. We had lunch at a cute little sandwich shop, visited for a while, then came home. Ate leftovers here, she went on to bed, I started to, then decided to stop by the porch, so here I am.

About the album and the "attic" notice - I'm working on it. I hadn't purchased anything from their "store" in a year, so they consider that inactivity, even though my album dues are paid. Hmmm. Don't think I like that, but that's their policy. So, I tried to get into the store to pay additional dues to get the album out of the attic, and am having trouble getting in because my email address (identifier) has changed. I emailed them, and am waiting to hear back from them as to how I should proceed. Worst case scenario, which I'm sure won't happen - they'll trash the album. Not a problem, as I've saved all the photos on my own computer and can build another album. Nothing lost but time and I get a new day every morning. (heehee) I'll let you know when the album is open again.

Well, I'm a tired old gal, so think I'll hit the hay. Prayers for all the requests mentioned, and welcome to Weaver. Be blessed, everyone --Romeena

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66382:
Get some rest Ro. Glad you have enjoyed your time with your friend.

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66383: Hi, REV! We are really having fun - old friends are one of God's best earthly gifts, I guess. She'll be here until Friday, and I'll be sorry to see her leave.

To everyone - the album is restored. Also, I need to correct what I said above. There is only one "dues" to be paid, and I hadn't paid it! I thought I had, and when their "attic" notice said I had to pay store dues to get the album out of the attic, I thought that meant something separate and apart from the annual album dues, but it doesn't. I just hadn't paid the album dues, because their notices were going to my old email address, I suppose. They said they had sent it three times, and I never saw it, so that's the only logical explanation. Anyway, the dues are paid (only 9.95 for a year) and the album is now available. Spot, I'll be getting those Lineman Rodeo pictures in soon, but right now, I'm off to bed. Am beat to the socks! --Romeena

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66384: Morning gang,I just fell awake!...gona try to lay back doen after the news and Rev"s breakfast before work at 2..get rest Romeena...hey TOM,M-t,possum....ok its off to breakfast and then a nap..."yea thats it breakfast and a nap"...SPOT

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66385: Mornin' Y'all! Thanks for the info,MDC. That "D" in your name must stand for DOCTOR,huh? Something told me not to keep him on Zocor. I'll look for the odorless fish oil. Mavis,I almost bought flaxseed oil for him the other day at CVS,but wasn't sure how well it worked-thank you too. You too,Rev. We'll make some changes and see what works.
Tom,doesn't your little neighbor have his heart surgery today? Please let us know how things turn out.
I think I am still half asleep,so I might go get another cup of coffee. Y'all have a good day!

P.S. Check in Big Maude!

possum under a rock

Otis (singing as he staggers into the jail): "Oh,I am so sorry I broke your heart Mother.."

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66386: are u guy mad at me for something gizzmo......

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66387: Good morning. Thanks for the flax info, REV. I will keep taking the flax seed oil capsules.

I took the kids to the movies last night and here is a warning to you with small children. Think twice before taking them to see the new animated movie "Igor". I knew nothing about it except that it was the only "kids" movie showing at the theater and the kids wanted to see it. It was not a kids movie, in my opinion. The characters said things like, "Oh my God!" and made references to s#x and the animated female characters were very busty. One was a swiss-miss looking character with half her animated ta-ta's hanging out. Why on earth would MGM stoop to that when making a movie for kids? Disgusting.

Well, I have to get Erin out of back later..


September 24, 2008 - Msg 66388:
Hey Folks

I can't believe how nice the weather has been here lately. Sunny, cool, and autumn.

Haven't been posting much but I do stop by in the mornings to read and pray with you good folks. I haven't been posting out of fear of wrecking the party. I've been finding myself disillusioned and angry as of late. I do believe we may need some sort of means testing before we are allowed to use our right of franchise.

I gotta say, I enjoy going to Chuck E Cheese, that rat makes a good pie. However, we never had a Birthday Party there. My girls may have out grown it but I do have good memories. And, I've had a lot of black eyes during my hockey days, those aren't much fun, at least the way I recall 'em.

Rev-I feel for you. I try and not think about my girls heading off to college, makes me kinda sad just typing that.


Weaver-Welcome! These are great people here.

Me-They Thanks for the concern buddy.

Rick Warren: "Unfortunately, those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it."


September 24, 2008 - Msg 66389: Hey Auh2o, sorry you are feeling angry these days. Prayers for you, my friend. You are a good man and such a good father. Hope things look brighter soon. Good quote.

Well, I just heard that Clay Aiken is "out of the closet". Not a big surprise.

Better go do something..


September 24, 2008 - Msg 66390: Yeah, why do they feel the need to announce it, Boo? Like it is such a big accomplishment or something. I guess that kind of publicity is better than none for some people.

Thanks to all for the birthday greetings for Kai. Pink is Kai's favorite color, Mavis!

Good idea about going early to Chuck E's, homemaker. It does get quite noisy when all the multitudes of little urchins are there.

Hope you feel better, auh2o.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66391: Good Wednesday Porch, hope all is well today.

Possum, check point chickie... I have not been locked up again :) just haven't been around the porch for a few days so thought I would sit a spell.

Welcome to Weaver.

Work has been kinda slow for me the past couple weeks.. some of my doing and some folks just not keeping their appointments. I had to take the past 2 Monday mornings off, the first to take my Mom for an echocardiogram and the next Monday to see her cardiologist. Just yearly routine visits since her bypass surgery in 2001. Dr. said she has done well and will see her back in a year.

Kids keeping me busy with school stuff. Just finished the first 6 weeks, can't believe how fast things are moving. Patrick's football team is struggling this year, a year of rebuilding their starting lines both offense and defense which will all pretty much graduate this year. Makes me sad for him as this is his last year but not much I can do but continue to be supportive. Hopefully, I can get new pics of the kids to Romeena in th email this week.

Fall weather has arrived in Northeast Tennessee!
Cool nights and warm sunny days.

Guess it is my turn to do lunch since I have been gone for a few days: grilled ham and cheese
sandwhiches, pickles, chips, little debbie cakes.
tea or lemonade to drink. see at lunch.

Prayers and blessings to all. Hang in ther auh20.
see you at lunch

Big Maude

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66392: Clay Aiken out of the closet is a hoot - I don't think that is even newsworthy. . .

Lunch sounds good Maude - no pickles for me!


September 24, 2008 - Msg 66393: Well its the shower for me and off to work...Maude thanks for lunch..I will have 2 sandwiches please...HM no pickles??..hey sterling,auh2o feel better...Clay Aikens?..who cares..and hey there Gizzmo! friend Boo hope you have a good day...Rev better grab a sandwich..get one for Mrs Rev too..Romeena you work nights any?..M-T how are those kids?..possum its windy here watch for dust under that rock..MDC,Mavis,goober,lucy..Tom..yall check in..well will holler from work...thanks to Maude I have a brown poke with my lunch in it!..SPOT

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66394: No hunt beware open and close no credit.

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66395:
Hazel, I will look at my fish oil capsules MG when I get home. All are not created equal. I tried Kirkland brand, but am now on nature made with no fish burps. Wimpy couldnt have said it better! ha
POSSUM,I could be like doc andrews and just say "We're not spring chickens anymore." ha
Good to see Maude check in AND feed us too.
BOO- LDL is the bad cholesterol. I eat about 6 eggs a week and am fine still.
AUH2O--I gotta ask, was your mom a "hockey mom?"
Rev- good words of advice!
Jesus loves me this I KNOW! woohoo!
Prayers for TOM's neighbor boy.
"He buttered her up, and she egged him on."

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66396: Yeah,it's really windy here too Spot. I had Laci outside in her swing earlier and she was loving it. I didn't keep her outside for long because I was concerned about limbs being blown down from the pecan tree. That's all I need is for her (or me) to get knocked out by a limb! Plus,those pecans hurt when they conk ya on the head!

Well hello there Maude! Glad you are doing ok. I was wondering if you were hiding out again at O' Malley's cabin!

Stay strong,auh20.Life gets tough sometimes,doesn't it?

Hello to gizzmo-good to see you!

Big Shocker (I am being sarcastic) about Clay Aiken. Anyone with half a brain could've figured that out. Like Spot said- Who cares?

Glad the photo album is back up,Ro. I'll get some pictures of Laci's birthday to you as soon as someone shares them with me. My sister took lots of pics but as of yet hasn't e-mailed me any. My daughter took some too. I'll get'em!

Andy:" Now you're not no account Ernest T,you're not no account.. you're just- ignorant.

Ernest T.: "Aw,you're just being nice!"
possum under a rock

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66397: Spot - I will raise cucumbers and I will make pickles, but please do not make me eat cucumbers or pickles. I go to Burger King and get Whoppers without onions, tomatoes, or pickles. I know I am a little strange but that's why you all love me. That and my meatballs!!!

I bet Laci loved the swing - she would like it here. . no wind and very warm.


September 24, 2008 - Msg 66398:
HM- is it due to the scent of kerosene? ha
I sure hope they catch the guy who hacked Sarah Palin's email. That is just plain mean and WRONG!
Mark my words, as soon as the person is caught, they'll be whining about wanting THEIR right to privacy or something similar like that.
Well, ya all have a good afternoon.

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66399: HM hun we will just make your burgers naked!and you can go from there!!...hey MDC,possum you and I will whup up supper ok..Rev you can park cars and pick some after we eat..Maude get a bucket of slaw ready..Boo make some tea ok...slow here at a few things going on...Asa where are you and TOM?..auh2o?...Lucy?..sterling you doing ok?..Mavis im still waiting on my trim..Romeena you still got company?..invite her to the Billard Room for vittles..we can sharpen up the pot passers...(wait wrong show)..Opiemom?..CHUCK?..well possum if you are ready lets whup up some vittles for this bunch..Menu:possum stew(oh-no just kidding)..hee hee..grilled ribeye steaks all ways,baked taters all the way,greenbeans,aspargus tips,mushrooms and onions cooked in butter,salad with ranch or thousand island dressing,salsa(RO)..Boo"s tea,Maudes slaw,a jar of my hot peppers for the brave..Possum you got a red table cloth?..well lets get going....ready at 6:45 est..see ya at supper...SPOT

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66400:
If any of you are interested, several Christian groups are starting a 40 day time of fasting and prayer from Thursday, Sept. 25 thru Election day, Nov. 4.
So let's eat tonight at Spot's, and then for those who want, it's leftovers after that! ha
"I want to write my sent-tence"

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66401: Well we must have put the porch in "nap mode" with our supper! about done here at work and to the dog house to sleep then back at 6 am for 16 ..breakfast will be a McDonalds morning for me...yall join me.."dutch"...ha ha..well good night to all and prayers and dont let them spiders bite...and watch out for those possums crossing the roads! ya porch...yer porch dog SPOT

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66402:
Auh2o....good to see ya. Those girls sure do grow up fast. It's tough but we just have to pray that we raised them in a way that they keep their eyes on Jesus. Praying for you in your time of feeling down. Don't stay away from the porch family.

Big Maude....thanks for lunch. If you noticed, I took two sandwiches but one was for Spot.

MDC....I'm glad we have folks praying continuos for the upcoming election. Our country needs prayer like never before.

Spot.....see ya at McDonalds in the morning. I'm gonna have an egg McMuffin with mustard added.

You all have a very blessed night. I'm praying for all our porch family. You all are so special to me!

September 24, 2008 - Msg 66403: Hi All a little cool tonight.
Me friend from across the road came oout of surg o k .
Wine he open his eye he said he want a pop .

The new babby name is Ryana Jameslyn .


September 25, 2008 - Msg 66404: This here is Mcbeevee and I don't get here much,but want to say hi to all the good people settin here on the porch.Weather is cooling off out my way Fall is here and cooler tempertures(80's) makes the patio comfortable.Good night all and the lord be with you.

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66405: Well hello Tom and Mcbeevee....and morning all..its 4:45 am in Ga..early to bed early to rise! "Thank God im a country boy" (RIP John Denver)..I allways liked that song!..Well Rev im a mayo man on my egg-mcmuffin,hotcakes and sausage on the side!..I hardly ever put my coffee on a timer but did last night..kinda cool having it ready when I rise...well let me check out the news on the tube and see if anything Good happened while we slept...prayers and will holler from work...signed:SPOT the"Country dog" of your porch..ruff ruff..

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66406: Mornin' Y'all! Tom, I'm very happy to hear how your neighbor boy's surgery went. Thank you for letting us know.Ryana is a pretty name for your niece.

Windy & rainy here at my rock this morning. Oh, and a limb from the pecan tree DID actually blown down yesterday and almost hit me- landed right behind me! I was out there gathering pecans with my pecan picker upper stick after Laci went home and almost got knocked in the head! No more until the wind dies down!
Spot,I'll bet you were country when country wasn't cool! Ha!
Y'all have a good day!
possum under a rock

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66407: Yea Possum I have put peanuts in my coke before!...Morning girl!..and TOM that IS a very nice name for your niece..Ryana..well nobody up but the possum and I....get up!...SPOT

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66408: Yes, praise the Lord that the little one came through surgery ok. May her recover quickly.

Is that pecan pick-up thing working well for you, Possum?

Hi to Mcbeevee!

It's warm and humid here this morning but supposed to dry up and get a breeze from the north...we'll see. The weather man has barely escaped being lynched in the past so he had better be right. People around here are sick and tired of the heat.

John Denver...too bad he died so young. Was it a plane crash? All I can remember is that it was right after his last concert here in Corpus Christi. Have any of you seen the Christmas movie that he made back in the 80's? I forgot the name but it was filmed in Colorado and he played a single dad who was a reporter, I think? I'll have to think of the name of it..It was filmed in a little town called "Georgetown", which is about my favorite little Colorado town and I have stayed there often.

Better get Erin up for school...


September 25, 2008 - Msg 66409: Shizzam....If'n I didn't know better, I'd think she was givin' me anothern.


September 25, 2008 - Msg 66410: Hey to Mcbeevee! The 80's is cooler temperatures for you? Wow! Up here that is a heat wave. ;)

Sorry, I won't be joining you at Mcdonald's this morning, Spot. I just don't like my money going to fund some of the programs Mcdonald's is endorsing. Won't say any more about it here, but I'm sure if you do a search with "boycott" and "Mcdonald's" in the subject line, you'll see what I am talking about.

It's alright though, I am not a big fan of fast food anyway.:) I guess the fastest food I like to eat is Minute Rice.

Yeah Boo, I think I remember reading that John Denver crashed in his small experimental-type plane.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66411: As a certified John Denver-ite, he did die off the coast of California in an experimental plane. He was in the process of maybe re-uniting with his ex-wife Annie. He had many tribulations in his life as I think many stars face. I remember the Christmas movie - The Christmas Gift - but I really enjoy him with the Muppets and Alfie the Christmas Tree. Okay - take me home. . .country roads. . .

Thank you for making my burger naked Spot - I usually eat plain hamburgers when I go out. The other nite at Burger King was a splurge to buy a whopper - usually it is a plain kids hamburger.

McBeevee - how interesting - that was the episode on this morning. Do you have a shiny silver hat and 12 hands on your belt?

Have a great day - going to the Versailles Pumpkin Show - I don't know if they have a website or not but it really is about the pumpkins. Jess is walking in the parade on Saturday for the local library. My MIL is a librarian there and she keeps him in book heaven.


September 25, 2008 - Msg 66412: Well meoning sterling...and yea John did crash a small experimental plane in a lake or river I think...gona look it up...well porch is slow this morning..lunch will be lunch menu at Longhorn Steak easy now im buying!...will check back later...yall must all be busy today!...SPOT

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66413: Hm ya snuck in on me...we can get your steak at lunch with no pickels...ha ha....SPOT

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66414: Good morning everyone. It’s sunny and cool now, but they say we’re in for a rainy couple of days and strong winds this afternoon and evening. At least it’ll make for nice sleeping tonight. Our bedroom is in the half-story, and we have a metal roof. I love that sound.

TOM: Glad the surgery went well and congrats on your niece. Don’t be a stranger!

GIZMO: Hello to you, too!

BOO: I was thinking about taking Chad to see the “Igor” movie but then read up about it on Pluggedin. They had the same concerns. Guess we’ll let that one slide on by. I believe that the people making kids movies have two basic misconceptions. First, kids today are more sophisticated and therefore you must acknowledge and expose them to the “real world” and not bow to any “Leave It to Beaver” type cultural mores. Second, that kid’s movies must work on two levels and include “inside jokes” and images that only the adults will get, and so will be entertaining to them as well. The first point basically is a play for the lowest common denominator. And, frankly, Wile E. Coyote falling off that cliff is as funny to kids today as it was when I was a kid. So much for sophistication. The second point is ridiculous. I don’t need so-called grown-up sensibilities while I’m watching a kid’s movie. As a parent buying a $7 movie ticket, I believe it’s more important to introduce my kids to good (as in quality) stories with positive messages then an in-your-face reflection of bad behavior that provides me a few chuckles. Guess that’s as close to a moulage as I’ll be coming today.

AUH2O: Sorry to hear you feel that way, but I understand. I’ve been going through some pretty frustrating times lately myself. There have actually been a couple days when I’ve had to control my drive to do something I may regret later (like quit my job on the spot). I’ll be praying for you, and hoping that you’ll stop by more frequently. I’d like to talk a little politics. Heck, we’ve only got a month left!

STERLING: I never understood the need for people to discuss their s*xuality to people who have no business asking. I guess when you get to a certain level of celebrity people hound you with inappropriate questions. Regarding the McDonald’s boycott, I applaud anyone who takes on a stand on any issue they feel is important. For myself on this particular issue, I can’t help but wonder if McDonald’s business decisions in this regard are worse than, say, Wal-Mart’s to hold their employees to sub-standard wages. Based on recent Wall Street problems, it’s pretty evident that, in general, morality and big business don’t necessarily walk hand-in-hand. Of course, there are always exceptions that we can look to (like Chick-fil-A). In the disclosure department, I haven’t shopped at a Wal-Mart in about a dozen years. We all have our lines, don’t we?


HM: I always liked John Denver music. Sad his lofe was cut so short. There was a really bad tv movie of his life a few years ago starring Chad Lowe.

Well, as much as I’d like to set and chat all day, break time is over!

“I’ve been called everything from Chopper to Mad Dog, but there’s one thing I’ve never been called…Tattletale.”

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66415:
'Almost Heaven', West Virginia,
Blue Ridge Mountains
Shenandoah River -
Life is old there,
Older than the trees,
Younger than the mountains
Blowin like a breeze.

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong,
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads.

All my memories gathered 'round her,
Miner's lady, stranger to blue water,
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky,
Misty taste of moonshine
Teardrops in my eyes.

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong,
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads.

I hear her voice
In the mornin' hour she calls me,
Radio reminds me of my home far away,
And drivin down the road I get a feelin'
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday...

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong,
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads.

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66416:
"...and he can make smoke come out his ears!"

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66417:
Boo- you also like Ouray, CO right? That's my fav.
Spot- tell me, what the heck is a 'fuddy buddy riddle'?
We used to put M&Ms in Cokes to watch em fizz, but then again, we used to put playing cards in our bike spokes! ha
As a 'card carrying member' of the American family Assoc., I boycott many places as I find out about their policies. We can't be lukewarm as Rev. 3 so graphically says.
have a good day porch friends,
Andy to Aunt Bee as she packs Opie's sleepover suitcase:
Ya gonna pack a razor too, sounds like he's gonna be gone a long time.

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66418: I agree that we shopuld find out all we can about the businesses we support. I was just wondering out loud if support of one thing we don't agree with is worse than another. For instance, some large department stores buy goods manufactured in countries where labor is exploited. Most of us would regard that as unchristian (especially if kids are involved). And then there's the whole China thing. Sometimes I think that if I were to stand too high on principle, I wouldn't be able to buy anything, anywhere.


September 25, 2008 - Msg 66419:
Hey Folks

Wow, I was in McDonalds and Wal-Mart today.

I didn't mean to sound so pathetic yesterday, all is well here, things are great actually. We are remolding our home. That starts in a couple of weeks. I was speaking of the national news. I can't believe we have to bail out all these "victims" (they used to be called deadbeats) of "predatory lenders" (they used to be called snake oil salesmen).

M-T Hears a little politics. Did you hear Bubba on CBS this morning. He was blaming the Democrats for not listen to him, and the Republicans, with regard to lending. It was so typical, can't ya just see him in a skirt trying to get off the Titanic. I can't wait until history flushes him. Someday he'll only me remember as, "Impeached Presidents" for a 100 Alex.

Spot-I enjoy John Denver music very much. I miss that style on the radio.

Hey there! McBeevee.

Ronald Reagan: "Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."