October 03, 2008 - Msg 66643: You betcha we like the mavericks. . .
just had to you know!


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66644: Ohhh I swept - but I didn't go under M-T's chair, there's spiders there!


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66645: Then hand me a hammer so I can take a whack at 'em!


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66646: Just to clarify, I like mavericks, just not necessarily people constantly referring to themselves as such.

That brings up a funny notion...Many of the very initiatives and votes that have attributed to McCain's "maverick" label are the very things that Conservatives don't like about him. His maverick rep was made on things like environmental issues, McCain-Feingold, etc., places where he broke with Republicans.


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66647: Hey there, M-T..I didn't get to watch the debate, so thank you for your commentary.

I'm not sure about the museum today because Sean had trouble sleeping last night (which is a side effect of his meds sometimes) but we may still go. I am thinking of staying home and getting some much-needed rest, though. Our local museum is fairly small and I think it is called a museum of science and history. It's been several years but seems like it had alot of history of the area like some gold pieces and parts of a ship from Spain that shipwrecked on Padre Island in the 1500's, an exhibit on Karankawa Indians who lived in the area, missions, some dinoaur bones, and wildlife exhibits....and....the ever popular...SHRUNKEN HEAD!! (that's what the kids really want to see).

"Hey" to Mayberry Deputy, Lucy and KY Girl...come by more often.

Think I will go rest and read for awhile...it's been a long time since I just took it easy for part of the day.


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66648: BOO: Just do it! Go to Thlema Lou's! Take a nap!

You deserve some "me" time.


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66649:
Hey Folks

Well, I joined the 48 club today. Are there any other members left?

M-T Obama isn't just pro-abortion, he supports after birth abortions. Tells a lot about a person that can go there. That's about as close to infanticide as the Nazi got. I guess you can argue when life begins inside the womb but once you having a baby crying in the room... I hate to admit it but I think Biden won last night and I know McCain won the first one.

I'll try a stop back later so until then... Golly bob howdy and geewhiz, don'tcha ya misbehave.


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66650: AUH2O: The "life" issue is a make-or-break one with me. I have held my nose many times to vote for someone because of their stand on this issue (mainly state elections). I know you shouldn't see an election as hinging on one singular issue, but, like you said, I just can't bring myself to vote for someone who could either advocate or even tolerate something I consider murder. I know half of the American population don't agree with me and I respect that. But because I do believe it's a child, anything else is clouded by that understanding. Maybe I'm wrong--who really knows? But if I have to err I'd rather err on this side than the other. That's enough of that, though; I don't hit anyone over the head with my beliefs on that score. It is a personal conviction.


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66651: Oh! I forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday! How does it feel to be in your late forties? I'm glad I'm still in my late twenties. ;)


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66652: I agree with you on the life issue, M-T. After all, if you don't have life all the other issues that are sooo important in this election don't matter.
I didn't always think that way. I had bought into the "choice" idea back then.
But what choice? Between a dead baby and a live one? A no-brainer for me now.

Hey, Happy Birthday auh2o! Be sure and keep a fire extinguisher handy after lighting all those candles. ;)
Nah, 48. That ain't so old.

-Sterling Holobyte

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66653:
Me-They--you are NOT wrong. The Bible is very clear about it. Psalm 139 says it about as clear as can be, along with other innumerable passages.
BOO- as a catholic, I am sooo embarrassed that that priest just laughed at bruce. Sometimes peoples actions or lack thereof are unexplainable. Bruce is in my daily prayers as I lift up all porchsters and families each morning.
Possum- did you win a gen-u-wine ceramic pelican at the fair? Every year i try to shoot out that silly red star, and every year I loose my dollar! ha
AUH20, you are just a young wipper-snapper, and you 'betcha' the best part is the SECOND 48! ha
God bless,
Brisco: If worse comes to worst, we'll just write that Europe and bring in an out-of-towner.

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66654: Hey gang...comp been giving me problems...auh20 we both will be in the 48 club till dec 22 then I move up to the 49 club!...been cutting fire wood..hey CD,Ro,Rev and all..Boo,asa,hazel...Maude...I got to read so till then I will make lunch..Subway sandwiches and chips,maude slaw...coke....back in a bit...SPOT

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66655: Happy Birthday, Auh2o! Have any new aches and pains?...Don't forget your prune juice and your Vi@gra prescription.

I am pro-choice, and although I am very passionate on the subject, I am careful about my comments because I know there are many women who are suffering over choices made in the past. Just a thought...

MDC, thank you always for your prayers. Please don't feel embarrassed about the priest. He might not have even been a priest. He had the white color and was wearing mostly black, but he could have been of another denomination. It doesn't matter anyway, it was really funny at the time and definetly brightened my day.


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66656: I meant "white collar", of course...


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66657: Oh shoot, I meant to say that I am "pro-LIFE", not pro-choice. I just need to go back to bed...


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66658:
I made a mistake too, for auh20 I meant to say
the LOWER 48 to bring my whole Sarah 'betcha'
joke to a close. Boo, maybe we both need to go back to bed and start over! ha

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66659:
Geesh! Now THAT didn't sound right either!!!

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66660: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to auh20!! Enjoy the 48 Club-it's pretty nice.I was in it myself until this past July!
Spot,I'm saving you a seat next to me in the 49 club.We can reminisce about being YOUTs of the 70's!
MDC,I didn't even win a celluloid Kewpie Doll at the fair yesterday!

possum under a rock

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66661: MDC,so you're running with Boo now, huh?! I thought you were running with me.If you want to run with Boo,then run with Boo and if you want to run with me,then run with me.. LOL (Remember the scene with Andy on the Porch with Helen,upset that she's "running" with Frank?)
possum again

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66662: MDC,are you blushing?? Ha Ha That remark to Boo was too funny!

possum once more

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66663: Breaking News... House passes financial bailout bill

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66664:
Helen: If you're going to use such a vulgar term as "running with"... teehee
The $700 billion bail-what..now THAT's vulgar! ha Lord help us!
Possum, did you at least see the Sultan's sideshow?

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66665:
Floyd saw it six times...it's very educational.

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66666:
MDC-If I hadn't read it myself, I'd have never believed it.


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66667: You're right...six times...very educational! --Floyd

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66668: Believed what, Auh20?...that the bill passed or that MDC is "running with" me now?


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66669: You people better get yourselves a room!

Have a great weekend all! Take care.


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66670: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Auh20!! I'm 48+- too. (be quiet ASA I don't need any comments from you. )
Hello Hazel, Boo, Floyd, MDC, CD, SPOT and all the other sitters today.
Beautiful fall day on this side of the porch. Have a good weekend everyone. Prayers for everyone. ~New Neighbor

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66671: Possum I will set next to you anytime!..look gang cant read now but remember the Fish Fry tonight at the dog house!...ladys wear earings (no not you Asa)..ha ha...no shoes is fine..CD show up when ya get off work...MDC we might have some squeezens....well let me run to Publix and hey to all...will get the big fryer fired up in a bit...Rev bring your stringing instrument!....prayers...got to hurry...SPOT

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66672:
Spot, you sure you want me bringin' squeezins?
Aint I in enough trouble already? haha
C. Darlin'- No one answered your question, and Spot's mention of the fish fry reminded me, Jesus cooked up some fish for breakfast one time, I think it was on the way to Ameaus.
Prayers continue for all. God bless you fine people. Have a good weekeend!

Helen: When a person gets engaged, she'd like to be the first one to hear about it!

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66673: No, I think Jesus cooked up the fish when he met the apostles on the shorline and they were fishing. Peter jumped out of the boat and swam to shore and remember that Jesus asked him, "Do you love me?" three times?

Possum, you are starting too many rumors today! tsk,tsk...Hey, I saw the new James Taylor CD in Walmart today but passed it by for the latest (I think) Third Day cd called "Revelation"..it's a good one so far. I was tempted to buy some Michael Buble' but was trying to be a bit more frugal.


Barney: "I don't know how I can face the future knowing there's 8 quarts of them pickles in it!"

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66674: You folks made me laugh today; such goings on, such goings on. Reminds me of "The case of the punch in the nose" when Floyd tells Andy about who's getting married. Andy: "I didn't even know Bobby and Emma were going together." And Floyd: "Back then Bobby Gribble hated Emma Larch. Now they're announcing their coming nupituals. Ain't life funny?" Anyhow, I didn't even know MDC and Boo were going together! I thought he was still stepping out with Possum.
Happy Birthday to auh2o! You betcha I would remember to wish you a Happy Birthday!
I knew you meant pro-life, Boo, and I agree with you about needing to be understanding about poor choices that people have made in the past.
Well, see ya at the fish fry.
- Hazel

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66675:
Hey Folks-Thanks for all of the birthday wishes.

Hazel-I couldn't agree more, poor choices, I've made more than a few, on many different levels. I was a teen when my Dad passed and, looking back, I made so many dumb choices after he left us. For awhile I wasn't the same person. I didn't realize it at the time but, on reflection of that later in life, I can see how it effected me then. I try to remember that period before I pass judgement on some else. That old adage about walking a mile in someone's shoes has a bit of truth to it.

MDC-I think it best you lay off the squeezins.


October 03, 2008 - Msg 66676: Yep, auh2o, it's true. As we mature, and live and learn, we sure realize that things we did in the past were pretty dumb. Some worse than others. In my own case, there's one in particular that it's hard to come to terms with. I know God forgives me; the God I love is a loving and forgiving God. The problem is, I can never forgive myself! But, 'nuff said about that.
I did enjoy the debates last night. There was things I like about 'em both! And I thought the moderator was good too.
- Hazel

Barney: "Dog gone it, Floyd! Do you have to dust me like that? I'm not a diseased crop!"

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66677: Im stuffed!..thanks for yall coming to the fish fry!..Hazel you looked spiffy!..CD we still have the party going..MDC the behind the barn squeezins...well we want tell...Rev,Tom,Ro..check in...got the camper pulled up to the house from the barn and powered up checking things out ...back in a bit...SPOT

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66678:
Hello porch family.

Spot...Over-all, I think Sarah did a pretty good job. Surely an improvment from her earlier interviews.
Brother those fish were great. I ate too much.

Boo...I pray that the meds will give Bruce some relief which in turn will give you both some relief.

auh2o.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY......Today is my daughter's birthday also. She's 20....leaving the teenage years. I can't believe it.

MDC...you crack me up....that just made my day.heehee

auh2o mentioned about "walking a mile in someone elses shoes". That reminds me of a little joke an old fellow told me years ago:
He said son, don't you ever talk bad about or run down your wife until you've walked a mile in her shoes........That way you'll be a mile away and you'll have her shoes :)

You all have a great night's sleep. I'm praying for all the porch family. You folks are the best.......because Jesus made you that way. HE loves us all!

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66679: Well im back...got the fryer cleaned up...camper shut down,Otis up and fed Opie fed (he is a pig when it comes to eating)..got a load of clothes in the washer...where are ya Rev,Romeena,Tom,hm,nn,mdc,md,ky,opiemom?...SPOT

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66680: Missed ya there Rev...and I DO think she done a geed job...just gona tell all of yall my vote is settled....Rev you play somewhere tonight?...SPOT

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66681: Geed?.."great"...

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66682: Well Cd have ya got off work yet?...where is all the late nignt gang?...SPOT

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66683: Howdy, all. I'm beat to the socks, worked last night, went to a funeral today and haven't been to bed yet. I'm headed there now, believe me.

I could never in any kind of good conscience vote for Mr. O, for several reasons. A big one is his stance on abortion. I made my own feelings plain in the blog - www.romeena-viewsfrommywindow.blogspot.com - in the edition titled "I'm feeling much better now, thank you!" I won't go into detail here. Incidentally, I'm very much pro-choice, in that a woman has the right to choose to say "NO!" To do less is irresponsible at worst, immature at best. Immaturity can cause many of us to make bad choices, and yes, I know there can be extenuating circumstances, but I cannot believe that all of the millions of abortions that are done annually are the result of rape or incest. That dog won't hunt.

Another reason, and it's a big one, is simple. I do not believe he would ever stand up to the Muslims in a push-comes-to-shove confrontation, and I do believe such a confrontation will come eventually, sooner or later. Maybe sooner than we care to admit. So, no - there's no way.

Quite honestly, I'd like to see a black man elected to the presidency. I think it would be a good thing for this country, and would go a long way toward healing some deep hurts. I just don't believe he's the one. I think he will hurt more than he will help. I would have voted for Colin Powell in a heartbeat, but Mr. O, no, never.

If anyone can vote for him, and really believe in their heart that he's right for America, then so be it, and more power to you. That's what makes this country great. We all have the same right to our opinion, and to vote as our conscience dictates.

And on that note, I'm headed for bed. Peace, my friends. --Romeena

October 03, 2008 - Msg 66684: Night Romeena.....sweet dreams...tell starr Otis and Opie says hey...SPOT

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66685: Hello to the porchsters; I hope everyone is doing well. I have a cold and I'm feeling a little under the weather, but I'm sure a good night's sleep will help.
Spot , there's nothing better than a fish fry on a fall Friday night! Luckily, it's too cool to be barefootin'. HEE HEE.
MDC, you and Boo are hi-larious!
auh20, I hope you had a great birthday. Personally, I am glad to be older; I have a better understanding of life.
possum, Tom, Boo, Spot, MD, New Neighbor, Lucy, Asa and all my porch friends-I hope you are feeling blessed tonight.

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66686: i enjoyed the debates,they both handled themselves very well.asa,thanks for the answer to my question.i was afraid that was the answer though.well,i've got to get some school work done,I'm up early to try to get something done before the kids get up!Take care everyone-ky girl

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66687: Morning Family:
I'm not sure where we're eating breakfast this morning, but I'll be waiting in the truck. This is my day off of work FINALLY, and I'm not cooking!!! SPOT- you pick the place as I'll pay.
Sorry you're not feeling well CD. Those ole change of season colds can get to ya.
Thanks for the fish fry last night SPOT. But there was only one problem. Mine still had gills on it. Was that one meant for ASA? Maybe possom?Or maybe the last minute catch of the day!! Oh well, good anyway.
I'll shut the door quietly, try not to wake anyone up... ~New Neighbor

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66688: Good morning, everyone! Wow, the sun is just now peeking out - so far just a glow in the eastern sky. This is the earliest I've been up in quite a while. My daughter and husband and baby son came in late last night, went out to her brother's and stayed there. This morning Eloise and I will go out to the baseball field, to watch little Hudson play T-ball (reckon he'll "hit and run"?_and will meet them there. Then we're coming back into Irving for the annual MEND Walk To Remember, then to my house for dinner. The out-of-towners will stay here tonight, then head home tomorrow. Short visit, but I'm really looking forward to it. Haven't seen them in months!

Well, better get dressed and get going. Don't want to be late for the first "pitch" (when the coach puts the ball on the tee!). Such fun! Be blessed, everyone! --Romeena

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66689: Mornin' Y'all! I love this crisp morning weather! It will warm up quite a bit later on,but the mornings & evenings have been very Fall like.
Too early for me to discuss politics (go McCain!) but wanted to point out to any of you that are Dish Network customers that Barack has his own channel! I was surfing around the other night and found it. Y'all know how 214 is The Weather Channel? Well,73 is Obama.Looked for a McCain channel,but didn't find one.Check it out if you wish- I didn't watch it. It struck me as way over the top for a Presidential candidate,if you know what I mean. His own tv channel!
Well,guess I'll go gather up some pecans while it's nice & cool out.Y'all have a good Saturday!

P.S. The James Taylor CD is nice,real nice!
possum under a rock

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66690: Now, you all know that I am too tired and too busy to have even a cyber-affair, so cut the "porch porn". You're going to give poor MDC a case of nerves.

REV, that joke about the shoes is hilarious. I will remember and repeat that one.

Sounds like Romeena is going to be plenty busy this weekend and having lots of fun. I wish I could see a picture of the new grandbaby (hint, hint)...

Hope you feel better, CD...chicken soup and VICKS! And remember, if you get a cough, rub vicks on your feet and wear socks to bed. Works like magic.

Thank you for sharing with us, Hazel. I hope you can someday find peace in your situation, Dear.

Good morning to any I may have missed. Where we goin' for breakfast, NN?


October 04, 2008 - Msg 66691: Morning gang..funny NN..feel better CD..Ro you get some rest?..Asa lets you and possum and I grill some burgers with all the trimmings for lunch...NICE real NICE day here in Ga...SPOT

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66692: Gosh, Boo, porch porn? I certainly hope my comments about you and MDC didn't sound like porn! We were just funnin with you guys. Most of the stuff I say on this board is all interlaced with phrases from TAGS, and I would never try to slip in any inappropriate stuff.
It poured down rain here during the night. (I was right there in it!) I'm just going to try to relax and take it easy today. Maybe I'll read the Geographic!
See ya at lunch! I'll bring an onion.
- Hazel

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66693: I was only kidding, Hazel...reeelaaax....read the Geographic...


October 04, 2008 - Msg 66694:
Hey Folks

We saw our first 20 degree readings last night but it feels great outside, somewhere in the 40's now.

I still am a Palin fan, I just thought "can I call ya, Joe" did a bit better in the debate. I was hoping she would pants him, right on national TV. I think the McCain campaign needs to let Sarah be Sarah. When the topic concerned the Middle East, I thought she did great.

possum-That Obama channel you were speaking of used to be called MSNBC.

Hazel-No one thought other wise. If anyone has some 'splaining to do, MDC and BOO. (he he) I love how you turn a phrase using TAGS dialogue.

Well, we're gonna BBQ some pork tenderloin today, if ya'll want to stop by this end of the Porch, and Asa, go ahead and kick your shoes off.


October 04, 2008 - Msg 66695: Lunch sounds good, Boo..I'll bring chips and a pound cake. I just loooove the comedy of this porch!Hee Hee Hope all of you are having a great weekend. My grandsons are here with me..it looks to be an active weekend. Prayers to all my porch family.

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66696: Spot, I hope you are enjoying yourself; this is a great weekend to be outdoors. I hope to drive to Morganton to the Apple Hill Orchard so the kids can go on a hayride. Prayers.

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66697: Hey there CD,auh20,possum,Rev,Tom,my friend Boo,Ro,asa,M-T and all...Nice real NIce here in ga..been doing yard work and getting ready for camping monday...checking everything out and stringing up fishing rods...supper will be grilled pork chops with bbq sauce on some and some not,grilled corn,Ro will bring a veggie I hope and some salsa...green beans and Maude slaw..well let me go get some charcoal...(sure ya smell gas what cha think this thing runs on COAL!)...oh-my...prayers...back in a bit..goobers talking dog "SPOT"

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66698:
Brisco: Oh this aint a showin' trip, this is a betrothin' trip.

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66699:
Wow Boo, the next thing ya know, they'll have us married off! haha
hope you are all having a good weekend.
One thing about the debate that i thought was a little "hokey" was the "shout out" to the 3rd graders. Any other takes on that?
Preachi' prayerfor ya all tomorrow,
God bless.

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66700: My take on it was the same as yours, MDC.
Regarding you and Boo, the next thing you know you'll be out changing your mailbox to read "Mr. and Mrs. MDC"
- Hazel

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66701: See what happens when I am gone for awhile,i hadn't heard about boo and MDC!I'm just kidding!Sorry about all my typo's friends,I'm just tired,been a long day.I'm watching my 9 month old grandson.Gotta go-ky girl

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66702: "I got a uvula, you got a uvula, all God
chillen' got a uvula"-Barney

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66703: Well gang all yall must went on dates to the duck pond after my grilled chops!...Miss Sherry is working the night shift on weekends so im here just a chillin..Otis Opie and me!..got the camper powered up and been putting my clothes in for monday...hey Ky girl.CD you working?..Romeena you got company?..Asa...(well you being asa?)...;-}..possum you doing ok girl?...Local Lucy no rain in site for us...well let me make sure this grill is out and put some can goods in the camper (some of my home grown maters that Miss Sherry Canned)..gona make chile at the camp site tue!...back in a bit ...prayers to all...love ya porch...signed:"just me"SPOT

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66704:
Hey ky girl, long time no see. You know typo's don't matter here. I can't even tell the typo's from the new abbreviations for everything. I think I mentioned it here awhile back but when Romeena would speak of DIL I always thought that was someone's name. It was only later that I realized it meant daughter-in-law.

SPOT- From here it always looks like you and Miss Sherry have a lot of good times, that's great. Enjoy your trip and the maters.

MDC-I agree with your comment about the debate. I didn't give a lick for the inflections and want to hear their ideas. I feel like telling her, we get it, you're folksy. That being said, of the four I like her best.


October 04, 2008 - Msg 66705:
Hello porch family.

CD....praying that you're feeling better.

Spot....no concerts today. I have one tomorrow (Sunday) here in SC.
I bet you're looking forward to your camping trip.

Ro....hope you enjoyed your ballgame today. Have fun with your family. Such special times!

Well folks I have an early morning so I'm heading bed. Prayers for all the porch family. Have a great worship day tomorrow.

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66706:
Hey there auh2o....did I rock on your toe. Man you folks are pretty cold up there already. Stay warm.

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66707: Hello to my porch family..

Thank you, Rev..and yes, I am feeling much better. I hope you have a blessed concert and Good Sabbath to you.

Spot, I know you are really looking forward to your camping trip. I'm here at home, relaxing.

Romeena, auh20, MDC, New Neighbor, Possum, Hazel, Boo, ky girl, Tom, MD, and all porchesters not mentioned hope you are doing well.

With Love in Christ

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66708: Hey auh2o,Rev,CD and all..Romeena must be on a date!..;)..Asa where you at man?..and YES this camping trip will be neat..at a KOA..close sites but a catch and let go lake thats full..got my truck full (front half) of wood for the smores and Miss Sherry and I are excited...most of (well all of our camping trips have have been at the lakes this one will be new...bet I will meet people with mu mouth (miss sherry says)..well im watching the Cub"s game ...SPOT

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66709: Spot,you and Miss Sherry have fun on that camping trip.auh20,i understand about abbreviations,I don't understand them either.I sure couldn't text message anybody,or read it if somebody would text me!It is in the 40's here,and,plenty cold at night.And believe it or not,I still have a beautiful rose bush blooming,and,tomatoes still on the vine.i'm going to have to take them off the vine and have some more fried green tomatoes.I don't think they are going to ripen this late in the year.Well,prayers for you all'hope to stop by tomorrow-ky girl

October 04, 2008 - Msg 66710: Has anybody seen the cable channel,RFD TV?I've just discovered it and it is one of my favorites.it has alot of country towns,how to show sheep at ag days,just alot of stuff like that.-ky girl

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66711: Ky girl..no text for me...phone can do it but ,,,naw not for me,just call me.. ..I have no clue.(just a country boy)..ya know....SPOT

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66712: Good late evening or very early morning, all. It's 1:30 and everyone's in bed except me. We had a great time at the little tee-ball game. Those little guys are so cute, all about five years old, and just so serious about it all. Lots of dirt-kicking, and the occasional hat slammed to the ground when somebody misses a catch, which is 99.9% of the time. You'd think it was the World Series. Too funny!

Everyone back here for dinner, which was good. I put my SIL on grill duty, and he did a great job. I am so blessed with my in-laws - all good folk.

Well, it's been a fun day, but a long day, and I'm headed for my ironing board to get a little rest. Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66713: I like that...CD writes, "Hello to my porch family". So glad we feel like family to ya, CD.

Well, I'm pretty tired from being at the duck pond last night. I learned how to skip rocks (ya'll think what you want to).

Hey SPOT, how is Miss Sherry liking her new house? Why don't you send us some pics of it for your album sometime...Wish I was going camping, too. It's been too long since I went camping. Life is just too full for it right now, though. I have been trying to get Bruce to buy a pop-up camper for ages so it would be easier to take off on the weekends. He won't budge, though. I understand that we need to get the house built but maybe after...of course, by then I will need another car...maybe by retirement! ha By the way, SPOT, what's "mu mouth"??

Hey KY Girl, so glad we are seeing you again regular-like.

Glad you are enjoying your weekend, Ro.

Bruce is finally getting better. I took him out for a drive last night just to get him out of the house and he did pretty well.

Better go get ready for preachin'!


October 05, 2008 - Msg 66714: Glad to hear Bruce is feeling better, Boo.
Hope everyone is enjoying a good Sabbath.
Prayers for all.

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66715: Boo thats "My Mouth"..talking ya know..love to meet people..I have a 2004 pop up for sale now..Miss Sherry loves her new house..will get pics..did no think about it..hey CD..you work on weekends at the factory?..well Church is over so possum,Asa,Rev lets hit cracker barrell...will be a wait but we can talk....SPOT

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66716: Good afternoon! My out-of-town kids and jprecious little grandson just left, and the house is too quiet. A shambles, but too quiet. When you have a crawling 10-month old, you do rearrange things. All movable objects are pushed to the very back of end tables, an ottoman is blocking a doorway to keep him from roaming out of sight, throw pillows have been towed all over the room and left lodged in very unlikely places, Starr's toys have all been chewed and baby-slobbered until even she might not want them anymore - well, you parents and grandparents know the drill. How one tiny person can cause so much havoc is a mystery, but they surely do. And I wouldn't have it any other way!

I sent a large box of iris rhizomes home with her, to be shared with her sister. In a couple of years, they'll be dividing them and sharing with their friends. Those bloomin' things multiply like rabbits.

So now I'm going to abandon the chaos and go over to Eloise's for some of Jerry's succulent smoked brisket and good fellowship. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66717: Hey, Boo; no, I'm off on the weekends. And it's a god thing, too, as it's really hard to get things done during the week when you work second shift.
Cracker Barrel sounds great; I loooove the Cracker Barrel Sampler!

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66718: Sorry, I meant "good" thing...apologies for the misspelling.

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66719: Boo,I'm glad you asked Spot about that! Spot,I thought you were referring to some kind of fish- like small mouth bass! I was trying to figure out what kind of fish y'all have over there in Georgia called "Mu Mouth"- I was about to ask Mr.Possum what they were & if we had 'em in SC.Ha Ha!
Yep,Ro,those little people can get into all sorts of things,can't they? I know I have to move certain things when Laci is here if I still want them after she's gone home! I'll bet you got plenty of baby neck sugar,didn't ya?
CD fits right in with us-I love ya already,CD! Glad to have you as a fellow Porchster.
Ky girl,we had a discussion not too long ago about the RFDtv channel.Lots of us are enjoying it. I (along with some others) like ol' corny Hee Haw!
Y'all have a nice afternoon & evening-love to all.
possum under a rock

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66720: Hee Hee fish..possum you are a hoot...I work every other month weekends CD but its 12 hr shifts so Im off 3 days during the week...good for lake play....well Race Fans its ON!....SPOT

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66721: Evening Porch, just stopping by for a minute before supper.

I have fixed a crock pot of chili beans if anyone is interested, shredded cheese as a topper and tostitos for dipping.

Somewhere along the way, I have picked up a sinus infection. I feel kinda lousy but trying to hang in there. Hopefully, it will run its course and move on in a few days.

Romeena, I am putting my pics in the mail tomorrow.

We have had a beautiful day today, bright and sunny with temps about 80.

Guess, I better go, its about time my husband gets home from work for supper.

Prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66722: Wow what a race...3 laps to go Maude im in there for chili.....put a dollop of texas pete in mine..CD,Rev,Asa,Tom,hazel,hm,nn,possum,Boo..yall get some chili.....prayers...back to the race and then last miniute camping prepair...SPOT

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66723: Hi possum,I like Hee Haw too.Haven't seen it in years.Turned out to be a nice day here on the PA side of the porch.Warmed up to the low 60's.Ya'll take care,prayers for all-ky girl

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66724: Hey, Spot, hope you are enjoying the race. I don't really keep up with Nascar(I can hear the gasps out there...racing isn't my thing), but I do like college football. Is the race at Talladega?
I really like Big Maude's menu; perfect meal for a fall evening! Prayers for the porchsters.

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66725: CD I love for the Lord...but now Nascar...hum..well I dont miss a lap..and yes it was in Ala. Tony won it...got the camper packed up..Miss Sherry dont get off work till 6 am so Im gona pick her up around 12..about an hour or so drive..while Im gone CD you Maude and Asa feed this bunch..I dont have a lap top so I want be able to check in till Thu..yall say a prayer for a safe trip for us..Possum you behave and keep M-T and auh2o in line..gona fish a LOT in a catch and throw back lake they have ..watching steelers and jags on the tube..well Rev keep us in mind on our trip..Romeena take care of starr!..hazel,hm,nn,ky,opiemom,CHUCK!my friend Boo (glad Bruce is better)...well will check in before bed time...love ya porch...SPOT

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66726: thats an hour to the camp ground not to Miss Sherrys!..only about 15 min to her house.."SPOT"

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66727: Spot, I know you and Miss Sherry will have a great time. Don't worry, we will keep the porchsters fed until you get back. My grandsons left to go home 4 hours ago, and I'm just now catching my breath. I love them very, very much, but is nice to relax.
possum,Asa, MDC,Me-They, Rev,Boo, MD,Tom, Big Maude, Hazel,auh20,New Neighbor,Ro,ky girl, and all of my porch family; you are in my prayers. I am going to bed now. If anyone has a good suggestion for breakfast,let me know..I'm paying.
John 14:1-3

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66728: Well look here CD if yer paying Asa will sure to be there!...Miss Sherry and I will probably grab a bite of lunch on the way..BUT all yall can have a CYBER camp cook out with us tomorrow night..gosh wish I had a lap top gona miss yall..gona go ahead and menu:chicken on the grill,baked beans,grilled onions with garlic and butter,asparagus tips,cream corn,corn bread..Boo"s tea..and oh-yea Maude slaw!...ok im not done yer I will be back....prayers...SPOT

October 05, 2008 - Msg 66729:
Hello porch family....Just got in from my concert. Went great but I'm ready to hit the bed.

Spot....prayers for you brother as you enjoy your trip.

CD....since you're paying, you pick a place for breakfast and we'll be there.

Boo....so glad Bruce is feeling some better.

Maude....that chili sure was good. Think I'll have another bowl if it's any left.

Race fans....didn't get to see the race because of my concert but I just watched the recap and it was a wild one. I hate that Carl had the mishap though.

Well folks I'm heading to bed. You all sleep good and know that you are in my prayers.

October 06, 2008 - Msg 66730: Rev It was a great race..Jr had the car to beat but got mixed up in the mishap....Maude"s chili was good...glad the concert went great!...well guess Im going to bed and gona go get Miss Sherry at about noon....brother Rev keep up the good work...name the place CD for breakfast...we may make it..(Miss Sherry and I).SPOT

October 06, 2008 - Msg 66731: Mornin' Dears! Mornin' Honeys!

Maude,you feel better soon,and Spot,you take care & have a great camping trip.

Have a good day All!
possum under a rock

October 06, 2008 - Msg 66732: CD's buying breakfast? Great!
I believe I'll sleep in a tad longer though so CD, will you keep my breakfast warm and the coffee simmering? :)

Hey Possum, good to see you up and at em.

Have fun camping Spot and watch for them lake looms if'n you get lost.


October 06, 2008 - Msg 66733: Good advice, ASA (about the lake loons)..hehe. You might even want to take along a roasted chicken, just in case. Hope you and Sherry have a wonderful time getting back to nature. Stay safe and see at the cyber-cook out.

Got a busy day ahead, like most Mondays. Sean has his appointment with the psych doc so that means going into town, plus laundry and chores are piling up.

I went to have visit with dad yesterday and he was moping around. My sister has been talking to him about moving him and mom in with her, for mom's safety, especially. My sis and her husband spend alot of time traveling back and forth doing things for them and it would be easier to just have them at their house, but, of course, this is not really what they would want to do. Their home is their home and they have been there for 35 years. It's hard to get old and have to depend on someone else, but it is a difficult reality of life. Not having faced it, myself, I am sure I don't realize how hard it really is but I am trying to be understanding.

Well, better get Erin up and ready.


October 06, 2008 - Msg 66734: Good morning everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Only have a few minutes...

BOO and MDC: I think all these rumors started because HAZEL saw you both in the jewelry store.

HAZEL: We've all made bad decisions. That's part of having liberty, and being human. But you're right, the Lord forgives, and not only that, but actually "forgets." He loves us so much that when it comes to our mistakes, once forgiven He sets them outside His memory. That's unconditional. If He can do that, we need to be ready to forgive ourselves. We can't truly move on until we do. You haven't made any mistake that hasn't been made before--none of us have. I hope that you can come to fogive yourself and accept the grace and peace that God wants you to have.

I agree wholeheartedly with you about not judging others, either for past mistakes or even ones we consider "in progress." There but for the grace of God go I. Anyway, we should be too busy trying to get that 2x4 out of our own eye.

Okay, I'm ready for this election to be over. Nothing new under the sun for weeks. Oh, I happened to catrch Saturday Night Live Weekend Update this weekend. One of their news reports about the veep debates had me laughing. Basically, they reported, "The winner of the vice presidential debates this week was whichever candidate you already liked."

See y'all at lunch.

"Now you can go back to whatever it was you were doing....What were you doing?"

October 06, 2008 - Msg 66735: Prayers for your parents situation, BOO.


October 06, 2008 - Msg 66736: Wise words, Me-They. You're so right. It's also important to remember that Satan will use anything he can, including guilt, to steal our joy. He knows he can't have our soul, because God holds His children securely, but he can use guilt to make us unhappy.

Boo, I definitely sympathize with you, your parents, and your sister. These are difficult years for you. I fully understand how your parents feel - I've been in this house for nearly 35 years. That's half my life. I raised my children here, and spent more than half my married life here with my Dale. I will be removed from this house kicking and screaming, I'm afraid. Yet I know the time will come, unless God chooses to call me without warning, as he did my friend Alice last week.

Perhaps you can persuade your parents to move in with Susan "temporarily", until your mom is stronger, whatever. The next step might then be easier, to an assisted living facility if such is needed. Sometimes an incremental move is easier than a total, sudden change.

Well, I see my big plumeria tree blew over again. The thing is about eight feet tall, and quite topheavy. I foolishly potted it in a big pot that tapers inward toward the bottom, and it blows over in a strong wind. I need to re-pot it in something with straight vertical sides. I think that would help. Meantime, I've got to go straighten it up, and that's not easy. It weighs about a hundred pounds. It takes two men to carry it, and when we move it any distance, we put it on a dolly. I can stand it up, though, because there's always one edge of the base on the ground, taking most of the weight. My biggest problem is keeping it from falling over again until I can get it repotted. Guess I'll wedge some slabs of flagstone around the base.

Well, off I go. Gotta work tonight, so need to get a few things done around here. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

October 06, 2008 - Msg 66737: Good Morning,Everyone.
Good to see you,M-T. What should we have for lunch today? How about baked chicken, potato salad, green beans and apple pie? Asa, you just bring your smiles and appetite, and we'll provide the rest.
Boo, I will be praying for your parents; it must be very discouraging and sad to them to feel like they are giving up their independence..I'll pray that they make as smooth a transition as possible.
Hey, possum, hope you have a real good day.I'll be leaving for work shortly.
Some one save a plate of food from supper for me. I'll eat it when I get home from work.
To all my porchster friends, I hope you have a blessed day. Prayers for all.
C Darlin'

October 06, 2008 - Msg 66738: Uh, C.DARLIN, when you tell ASA "just to bring your smiles and appetite," you also may want to add some drawers. Some of us may bring the kids, and he does have a floor show at the Gigolo Club, y'know.


October 06, 2008 - Msg 66739:
Boo- what Ro said. (again) We did it that way with my mom and dad, and it worked much better than a sudden move.
It was my St. brother in our case who first took them in, then the transition of mom to a nursing home , then dad to asst living apt went so much bettr.
BTW, do you still have the iron after-taste?
Prayers for Big maude.
KY Girl, good to see you back on the porch.
Well, I've decided to throw all my 401k monies into mr Maxwell's country music album. HA
I watched that ep last night and enjoyed all that 1st season music!
I will be on vacation from this Wed.
thru Monday Oct 13. Chance to get away to AZ northern pine country upstate. Rented a cabin and fishing poles. Good trout up there! Here's to you and Miss Sherry Spot!
But I'll be here til tomorow.
CD- good verses, i like all of John 14.
God bless,

October 06, 2008 - Msg 66740: MDC: Watch out for escaped convicts. One may be passing as Leonora Poultice, Voice Instructor. have a great time.


October 06, 2008 - Msg 66741:
Well, M-T, we thought about asking O'Malley about using his place, but I'll be darned if I'm gonna be called "Al" the whole time! ha (Even by my best friends, if you can believe it!) But i am taking my 401k statements with me to use as kindling in the fireplace! teehee
"You get a line, I'll get a pole..."