October 16, 2008 - Msg 67016: Hey CD,Rev,Ro,Leon,Boo and all...gosh gang we have just been so busy hee at the dog house...fire still smoldering from yesterday..gona start again today..most of the time its a once a year clean and burn around here...I will be back on the cooking job tomorrow ...ok?..Maude you and CD keep up the good cooking work...and keep ASA in line!...prayers...SPOT

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67017: Good morning everyone. Nice sweep, SPOT.

BOO: You talk a lot of sense. And you live what you preach. You have a husband, kids, a home to take care of, you homeschool, are building a house, active in your church, and you still find time to reach out practice what you preach. Whenever I think that I don’t have time to try and make a difference, I think of you. There is so much each one of us can do to help others and most of it has nothing to do with money. Of course there are some things better accomplished by us pulling together, and that’s what I was referring to in the “we.”

ROMEENA: As usual, you are the voice speaking wisdom with a practical tone. As Barney would say, “You know how hard it is to work with somebody who knows everything?” ;)

Welcome back LEON. Please to meet you. I’ll pass on the sammich, though.

AUH2O: Catch the debate last night? Whatcha think?

NEW NEIGHBOR: We’re headed to Lancaster tomorrow. I’ll wave to you. I would look for you, but the Mrs. hates it when I hang out the winder like a dog.


October 16, 2008 - Msg 67018: Hi All.
If your ship has run amuck
Or sunk to ocean's floor;
If your hearthas given up
And you can take no more,
carry all your woes to Him.
Place them in His care.
Know that He will help you through
Your days of dark despair,
Throughout all times and seasons,
Ride with them you must.
Take your problems to the Lord.
In Him put all your trust.
It may take hours, days or weeks,
Or maybe even more;
But if you have deep faith in Him,
He'll bring your shi to shore.


October 16, 2008 - Msg 67019: Good morning, porch family. Spot, when you're through at your house, you can come to mine and do my yardwork.Hee Hee.
Going to be another very warm day here in NC. Gotta go; have a few errands to run. Prayers and blessings to all.

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67020: Good morning, all. Thanks, Me-They, I do run on at times, I'm afraid. It's one of the hazards of age. Tom, thank you for the lovely poem. You always set just the right tone with your posts.

And now, will you folks forgive me if I gloat just a bit? Today is Thursday. Somewhere on the highway approaching Dallas is a motorhome, containing a lot of sound equipment, and driven by none other than our very own REV, and he will be arriving on my church's parking lot this afternoon. The concert will be this evening. This is big, BIG I tell you! This is bigger than the time that fake gold truck came through. I think I'll tell Barney and Gomer, and especially Laura Lee Hobbs down at the dime store, so they can spread it all over town. I want as many people as possible to know about, so we'll have great attendance. I think I'll take Regis's "Down with the gold standard" sign away and give him one that says "Up with Great Gospel Music!" (He won't care, he just likes to wave signs.) To add further fun to the evening, Daphne and her family are planning to attend.

And now I've got to get something in the oven to take up there this evening for the potluck dinner, and then I plan to go in the early afternoon to greet REV and see if I can help him set up. I can probably help most by staying out of the way, but perhaps I can fetch and carry, if nothing else. Woohooo! I am so excited! What an honor is being bestowed on my little town!

Blessings, everyone. --Romeena

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67021: That's just swell, ROMEENA! We'll all be with you, REV, and DAPHNE in spirit. Wish I could be there in person.

And you don't run on; please don't take that from my joke. Just like Andy on the show, you are at the center of things here on the porch. I often feel like a "Barney" when I finally here you weigh in on a subject. I really enjoy and learn from what you have to say, so please don't stop saying it!

TOM: Thanks for the poem.

Hi-ho, CD.


October 16, 2008 - Msg 67022:
RO- Please say hello to REV for all of us.
Maybe you could even share TOM's latest poem with everyone there! Thanks
Tom- thanks for the poem. It helps put everything back in perspective.
Hazel- Boy, I'll never wear your hat, that is for sure, I know how you are about your hat! ha
All I meant was I know that you don't cotton to us drifting too far from the mayberry county line,
and i know that the welfare talk was doing that.
MT-I watched the whole debate from start to finish.
I think McCain finally showed his "teeth" a bit more.
Have a good trip.
Boo, sorry I made you cry, even if in a good way.
That usually only happens when i sing "there is a time, a time to wander.." or the Mayberry Union High fight song. ha
APB for Sterling
God bless,
Barney: You don't go and kiss a deputy on the jaw right here on the street!
Have a good day

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67023:
Maybe we could get people back to work by having them make glass fruit for ladies hats. Frank Meyers has a good starter kit! ha it's could come back ya know!

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67024: MDC: Got change for a Confederate $10?


October 16, 2008 - Msg 67025: Afternoon Y'all! Enjoy the concert tonight,Romeena and give Rev a hug from possum & all the other Porchsters,ok?
McCain was fired up last night! Hey, Me-They-James Taylor is giving 5 free concerts in NC soon. He's "campaigning" for Obama.Sure would enjoy hearing his music live,but I'm afraid I'm gonna cancel James out in the voting booth come Election Day, so,I will just stay here at my rock and pop in a JT cd instead.
My daughter just told me that she received a phone call yesterday from a good friend of hers.He was calling to tell her that he has a malignant brain tumor.He & his wife just found out that a baby is on the way,and he is fighting so hard to be here to see his child. This is heartbreaking-he is like a big brother to my daughter. Please keep Chris in your thoughts and prayers.Thanks,friends.
possum under a rock

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67026: CD...I see you live in N.C. ,Ilive in western N.C. in Catawba county
TOM ... nice poem
SPOT,MDC.. the chase is half over ,theres been some good racing going on
POSSUM ... prayers for yourr friend Chris

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67027: Hey there, MD. Long-time, no-see. Hope all is well.

POSSUM: That is so sad about your daughter's friend. Prayers on the way...

JT should stick to signing and away from politicking.

Y'all have a wonderful weekend! Keep us in your prayers.


October 16, 2008 - Msg 67028: Howdy, everyone. Just got back from the church, met the REV when he pulled in. While I wouldn't kiss a deputy on the jaw right on the street, I sure didn't have any reservations about hugging the REV right there in the church hallway! He's just one of those people that instantly feels like family and old friend rolled into one. He's getting set up, and then plans to rest a while before the concert. I've got my barbecued sausage in the oven, and will head up there around 4 or so to help with anything I can. Sure looking forward to this evening. Daphne and her husband and maybe her daughter will be there, too.

Possum, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's friend. These "out of time" situations just seem to hurt so much. Prayers for all involved.

Me-They, after I posted that, I was afraid you'd think exactly what you thought. No problem, my friend. My observation about my tending to "run on" is exactly that, my own observation, and not a response to what you said. It's true. It's a lifelong trait, it's just me, and though I try, the words just keep bubbling out. My Dale used to just watch me and shake his head, with an amused smile on his face. Poor guy, he had the patience of a saint where I was concerned.

Well, gotta run. I'll try to post a report on REV's concert when I get home tonight. Please pray that God will use our friend tonight, to inspire and uplift the spirits of those there, and if there should be any unsaved person present, that they might realize that there is indeed a God that loves them. REV will make that known, believe me. Blessings, all. --Romeena

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67029:
Very cool Ro, very cool! Say HI to Daphne also from all of us. Maybe he'll even sing a few bars of good ole 14-A.
Possum, I pray for Chris. By the stripes of Jesus we were healed! Thank you Lord.
MD--Well, I'll be a waxed step! How goes it? That new bride still puttin up with you? haha
I got another smnailmail from Poor Boy colt. He is still computer-less once again, but doing well.
"Tsk, tsk, such goin's on."

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67030: "Fee, Fye, Fo, Fum, I smell the blood of an Englushmn."

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67031: Thank you for those kind words, M-They. I am humbled by them because I am so very flawed AND amazed the God would allow me to join Him in the work He is doing. Sometimes I think I might be spreading myself too thin, though, but maybe not. Life is short, eternity is...well, eternity. I'm trying very hard to focus on that (and not without a fair amount of soul-searching). I was reading today about the lives of the apostles and John, in particular. When I think about the suffering of the early church because of their testimony (and the persecuted church in the world today), I feel like an incredibly large wimp...can I get an "Amen"? ha By the way, I knew what you meant by "we"...I believe you and I think alot alike, and why shouldn't we? We have the same Father.

Great poem, TOM.

Prayers for Chris and his family (thank you for sharing, Possum) and prayers for the concert tonight with REV. I hope Romeena has a wonderful time!

Gotta run...be back later.


October 16, 2008 - Msg 67032:
Boo- I heard a saying recently that goes something like this:
It's not the LENGTH of a life that makes the diference; rather, it's the DEPTH of that life.
Something to ponder, for you have depth!

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67033:
Oops, there i go, coming out of my "MDC" shell, sorry!!

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67034: MDC...the wife is still happy to have me around ,she has a pinched nerve in her back now so shes real glad Im here to take care of her .
mayberry deputy

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67035:

M-T & MDC Thank God for "Joe the Plumber."


October 16, 2008 - Msg 67036: Hey yall.CD I will head over to your place when I get done with the dog house...wow miss sherry and I and pop have been gitting it...it look good...had a fire going for 2 days...got to start work tomorrow...Romeena bet you and Rev have a ball...MD..the race is gona be jimmys to loose..hey auh20,possum,maaude,asa,Tom and all...well prayers to all in need...im bushed..gona hit the tub for a soak...16hr at work tomorrow...yall be cool now ya here!.I will be back on the job here on the porch full time in the morning..SPOT

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67037:
possum-That is heartbreaking, prayers for your daughter and her friends family.

Romeena-How cool is that, Rev in concert at your church, FANTASTIC!


Me-They Yes, I did see the debate and I agree with MDC, it did look like McCain is FINALLY taking off the gloves. Obama sure can look presidential but I can almost tell what he's gonna say before he says it. I think it's great that he's only gonna tax the "rich." The only way that plan doesn't work is if you buy food, cloths, produce, gas, a vehicle, maybe go out for a meal, or go see a show. So, unless we actually plan to purchase stuff taxing those who provide goods and services is a winner.


October 16, 2008 - Msg 67038: Thanks, MDC, very good quote.

Wish I was at the concert with REV and Romeena.

Been a long day but I did get to go to the hospital and see my friend Candy's new baby girl (Victoria). That baby looks exactly like her oldest brother, it's amazing. I got to hold her for awhile and that was so sweet. An interesting note; When Candy was 2, she was run over in the driveway and had to be taken by life-flight to Houston. She had a severe skull fracture and her mom says she almost didn't make it but God gave her back. Candy is a very special young woman, to be sure. I love her like family. Her mom is actually a good friend, too, and she kind of shares her daughter with me.

It's been very cloudy and cool today (loved it).

I think I will retire to my bed.

See you all in the morning with my cup of coffee. I'll share the coffee and my blanket with whoever is up that early.


October 16, 2008 - Msg 67039: hi all,thank you so much for your prayers,they sure helped.Boo,I don't have am email address right now,I'm going through a divorce,and,I'm using my ex-husbands computer to type on and i haven't set up an email account.It is a stressful situation,we are being civil about it.,but,it is still stressful.Rev,wish i could be at the concert tonight,you and Romeena have a good visit.Prayers for the porch .-ky girl

October 16, 2008 - Msg 67040:

Well, Leon, Leon, Leon... as I live and breathe! It's been a long time, my friend. Still making those beautiful candles? How's the family?

Ro', another huge accomplishment of the WPA was helping to build US1, which connected the Florida Keys during the '30s. Several hundred WW1 veterans working for the WPA were lost in the big hurricane of '35. Who came along afterward and built homes for those left homeless from the storm? The WPA. That always touched my heart. I didn't realize how much the WPA had done here in San Antonio until I read your post.

Possum, prayers for your daughter's friend.


October 16, 2008 - Msg 67041: I'm so sorry, KY girl. Wish I was close by to put an arm around you and have a good talk. Let me know as soon as you have email up and running and we can at least have a talk through email. I will pray for you and your family. Please keep coming back to your porch friends.

Hey DES, so good to see you...just wish it was more often.

Now I AM going to bed..


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67042: Hi to my porch family.
possum,I will pray for Chris. God is still on the throne.
Spot, let's go to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, I'm buying.
Ro, I hope Rev's concert was a great blessing for everyone; sorry I couldn't be there.
MD, I wish I lived in the NC mountains; beautiful area. You're blessed.
I'm so sorry you're going through a divorce,ky girl; I know the stress and I will keep you in
my prayers.
Well, time to go to bed. MDC, auh20, hazel, Tom, Des,Ro,Boo, Maude and anyone I forgot to mention, I hope you have a blessed day tomorrow.
Prayers and blessings to all

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67043: MESSAGE REMOVED

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67044: Hey Folks...that removed message was just me. I was testing something for one of our porch folk. No cause for alarm.

Since I'm here this early...here's something you may not have heard yet.

I've started a Mayberry podcast. Head over to the web site below and you can listen, download, subscribe etc.

"Two Chairs No Waiting" is a podcast about The Andy Griffith Show and all things Mayberry. There will be interviews, Q&A sessions (hopefully) and a lot of Mayberry fun. The first episode is part 1 of a four part interview with George Lindsey.


This is new to me but it's something I hope you will enjoy. I look forward to hearing from you. You can leave comments on the podcast web site above about the episodes if you'd like.


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67045: Thanks Floyd..CD im riding with you to cracker barell...Asa and possum can ride in the back...SPOT

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67046: At the risk of sounding incredible ignorant...what exactly is a "podcast"?

Morning CD. See you at the Cracker Barrell.


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67047: Can I go too, Spot? Move over, Possum, I'll need to sit by the window.
The Podcast sounds good, Floyd. I'll check it out this weekend. I'm just too durn busy today.
- Hazel

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67048: I think I figured out what a podcast is. I listen to them on Max Lucado's site, just forgot what they were called. I'll check it out, thanks Floyd.

Mornin' Dear (Hazel)...slow down girl!


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67049: Morning all.
I reckon Ro had a good time at the concert last night. She's still snoring. My goodness.
I heard your podcast Floyd. Very well done.

Hey folks, maybe we could all lift Ky-Girl up in prayer this morning. I am sorry to read she is going through a divorce and I imagine she could really use our prayers.

Auh2o, as far as the debate goes, folks here want they want to hear I reckon. I heard from Obama promises of tending to us all, taking care of our every needs, everything for everybody provided by the Gov. all the while he is appalled at the U.S. deficet. Promising 95% of all working Americans will get a tax cut, or at least not see their taxes increase, while at the same time proposing 1 trillion dollars in NEW SPENDING and yet proclaims he is the candidate for change? I guess there is something here I don't get.

Well off to work for me. Maybe I'll see Joe the Plumber out there. He's a celebrity almost now.


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67050: Boo dont feel bad I dont know what one is either..podcast that is...but I did check it out...hazel you come on with us...SPOT

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67051: Me? Snoring? I am not!! I've been up for at least an hour. I'm all dressed and have even washed Toye Starr's grubby little face.

The concert last night was absolutely wonderful. The REV was in fine form, sang some songs that were familiar to me from his older CDs, and some new ones from new CDs, and the crowd loved him. He has great "stage presence" - just makes you feel like you've known him forever, and you just have to like him. One song ("Daddy, I'm Home") brought tears to the eyes of a man whom I've never seen display emotion. It was just great. I'm going to pick him up around ten, and take him to run a couple of errands (he can't drive that big old rig just anywhere, you know), and then we're going to find some lunch. After that, we'll come back here to the house for a while so he can meet little Starr and enjoy some peaceful conversation, maybe out back where we can see and hear the fountain. Then he'll be heading out for Louisiana. I feel so blessed to have such an interesting friend, in the form of this kind, gentle, talented and Godly man.

Gotta scram, still need to rake out the kitchen! --Romeena

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67052: Man bet yall had a good show Romeena..Asa lets you and I treat this bunch for lunch at Shoneys...aint ate there in a while..CD you working this afternoon?...Possum where you at girl?..back in a bit...SPOT

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67053: I'm right here,Spot! Shoney's sounds great! Hey,when's the last time you ate with the "MARTIANS",spot? Ha Ha! Remember that?!

Prayers for you ky girl.I've been there.I'm here if you ever need me-to talk,listen,or both. Stay strong.

Thanks to all for praying for Chris-means a lot.

Better go-have some errands to run.Y'all take care!
possum u.a.r.

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67054: Hey possum I got a bisquit from "Martins" this morning..ha ha...well hey auh2o,hm,Tom,Rev,nn,hazel,ky,Des and my friend Boo!..have we actually broke ground on the house yet boo?..or just getting ready?...well see yall at Shoneys.I will drive..now possum you set in the front seat by the driver and Asa you next to possum..now that takes care of the front seat..and the rest of yall pile in !!...SPOT

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67055: Thanks my friend, SPOT. You made me feel better (about the podcast)..haha. I listened to most of it this morning and then had to get ERin to school. I enjoyed it.

Very good idea, ASA, lets continue to pray for KYGirl..she is a real good egg and I hate that she is going through this.

Well, sounds like RO and REV are haing a time! Makes me happy to think about it.

You're welcome, Possum. Glad we can pray for him.

Well, breaktime is over...(I have a mental picture of Aunt Bee the warden pointing with her thumb and saying, "Get to it!").


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67056: Oh, hey there SPOT, no, haven't broke ground yet but should in about 3 weeks. The electric co still has to hook up their stuff and they are behind schedule. I think the plumber is coming out today to take a look at the pipes in the trench before hooking up the water. Anyway, we are probably looking at 3 weeks to a month at the latest (I hope). We have hired the foundation guy so he is ready to start when we are. Thanks for asking.


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67057: Oh, can you believe that it is going to cost about 40,000 dollars JUST for the foundation! Makes me sick...that's almost as much as the lumber and framing combined. I guess concrete prices are high.


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67058: ...and to think, in 1972, my parents bought there 3 bedroom home on 1/2 acre for 19,000 dollars. I wonder what my kids will spend on a house when they are grown?!


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67059: Good afternoon, porchsters.
Hope ya'll are having a great day.
I have to work this afternoon, Spot, but get me something to go from Shoney's to eat later.
Romeena, sounds like you had a wonderful time at Rev's concert. God blesses, doesn't he?
Boo, possum, hazel, maude, auh2o, asa and all my porch friends- have a blessed day and I will remember you all in my prayers.
Gotta get ready for work; I am so glad it's Friday!
Talk to you later-

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67060: Wow, podcasts? Mayberry is going hi-tech! :)

Boo, is that plumber you have coming out to your house named Joe? ;)

Still haven't decided on whether to enroll Kai in the Baptist school. Although things are happening that are making the decision easier for me. Kai told me yesterday of a "health book" that two women teacher-helpers gave out and are using when they come to the classroom. I don't know why it takes two people to intruct a class of 17 2nd graders, but that's a whole other thing. One thing that concerned me was that the students were told by those two helpers to not bring the book home and to just leave it in their desks.
Well, I told Kai to bring it home today so I can look at it. Parents trump teachers anyday.

So the Baptist Academy is looking better and better. And if Obama gets in I think taking Kai out of public school will be even more appealing, as I fear parents will be de-valued even more than they are now.

I still have to have another talk with the principal, and perhaps even the Pastor, about some issues I have with the school, and I know I have been putting that off - in part because of some things I am trying to get straightened out with our fast-talking auto financial person -, but as I said things are helping hasten my decision to get Kai out of public school sooner rather than later.

-Sterling Holobyte

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67061: Ok CD, possum and I will get you a to-go box and Fed-X it to you...Rev look for your lunch too..lets load up..come on Boo...SPOT

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67062:
Ro- wow, that sounds like a great time was had by all. very cool.
Maybe you can get Rev to fix the shingles on the roof while he's there, but if he sees, from your car, those little bitty aphids
on your roses, beware! haha
Boo- If Jesus comes soon, your kids will have free mansions in heaven!! (:
KY girl- prayers for you for sure! And continued prayer for Chris, possum's friend.
CD- I got this neat email yesterday that I will copy/paste here for ya all.
Have a great day!
Spot- good vittles!
APB for Big Maude.
Barney: Those are hick songs, and I'm a hick deputy, doin' a hick job, in a hick jail!

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67063:

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. The Triune Godhead will still be on the throne.
3. The Father will still hear the prayers of His people.
4. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him
5. The Holy Spirit will still move and pour out His gifts.
6. Prayer will still be answered.
7. God will still bless His people. 8. There will still be room at the foot of the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
And 10, the true, Living God has approved this message!


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67064: test

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67065: test

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67066: There's gonna be a test?! Nobody told me there was gonna be a test!...

Nice thought, MDC..maybe my kids won't have a mortgage.

I forgot to tell ya'll something Erin said the other day that was cute. She was getting undressed for her bath and she flexed to show me her biceps (not uncommon for Erin) and she said, (motioning to one bicep and then the other), "This is Andy and this is Barney"...strange kid but you all would get a big kick out of her.

I'm tired. Got dinner done for the most part, bed linens changed, a couple of loads of laudry, grocery shopping, and other cleaning chores...oh, even walked to the thrift store and found a neat basket to put in the church foyer (I am collecting donations of yarn for the girls at the rehab to crochet into blankets). I found 3 good, slightly-used books on pregnancy and prenatal care for the pregnant girls at the rehab. Found all three for 6-something a piece at Half-Price Books (do you all have them in your area?)...I don't know if I mentioned to you that we have some pregnant girls who are in real need of education and I am considering teaching a class or being a resource person for them since I worked in L&D. I am starting out by collecting the books and then I will see how to get the ball rolling to meet their needs. They don't eat right and really need to learn how to take care of themselves, etc. Sometimes the food they are given in rehab is not very healthy and they don't get enough activity.

Well, break is over...


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67067: Oh Sterling, forgot to say that I will continue to pray for your situation with Kai and school. I hope the teachers don't give Kai a hard time about bringing that book home.

I made an easy dessert today, for those of you who like to try new recipes. You buy a Sarah Lee pound cake, let it thaw and slice it into 3 sections (lengthwise). Mix a box of instant vanilla pudding with 1-1/2 C. of half-n-half (I just used milk). I mixed it for 2 minutes in a blender, then let it sit for 5 minutes. Spread half the pudding on the first layer, then the rest on the second layer. Put the top on and then mix 2/3 C of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of baking cocoa, and 5 teaspoons of hot water to make the icing. Icing should still be thin enough to spread on top of cake and drip over sides, if not, add a touch more hot water. Refrigerate. Easy and looks terrific.

Better go..


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67068: Oh, the dessert is called, "Boston Creme Cake"...

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67069: I dont do well on test...mercy...Boo you had a busy day so you got the dessert so I will fry up some country fried steak and gravy and cream taters and green beans..Maude SLAW..tea..CD dont work to hard,Tom check in,Rev look for the UPS truck hey auh2o,hazel,mdc,md,nn,opiemon and meatloaf possum!..;-).....well still a steady rain here in Ga..Lucy you need to check in too girl..back in a bit...SPOT

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67070:
"Now men, here at the rock..."

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67071: Porch friends thank you all so much who have been praying for me,I am so touched by it,and,it is helping me so much,I feel much better today.i will talk to you all later,God Bless you all-ky girl

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67072: Glad you feel better Ky girl!..lets celebrate!..MEAT!TATERS!..lets eat!...SPOT

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67073: Spot,can we have fried green tomatoes for supper too?-ky girl

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67074: Could you all please keep 2 families in your prayers?My cousin's girlfriend and her mother died the night before last in a house fire,and,one of the boys my kids grew up with was killed last in a car accident.The girlfriends name was Nina,and the young mans name was Jake.Yhank you porch friends-ky girl

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67075: sorry folks,that was supposed to say" was killed last night"-ky girl

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67076: My my Ky girl.. prayers for the family involved ..and yea fried green maters will be served..Asa and possum and hazel are suppose to be here by now...Romeena?.TOM?..SPOT

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67077: Thanks to those who liked the podcast! For those that don't know, a podcast is just a fancy name for an audio file that you can listen to that sounds kind'a like a radio show .


October 17, 2008 - Msg 67078: Mercy, ky girl, that's awful, and certainly we'll be praying for those families, as well as for your other personal needs. God loves you, and so do we.

Rev is on his way to Louisiana. We had a great day. Ran an errand that would have been difficult for him to do pulling that trailer and all, and then had a great lunch. Afterward we came back here, and little Starr had a great time sitting in his lap and soaking up some attention. He loves dogs, and she knew it. He shared a new picture of little Jake and I scanned it, so will be getting it in the album. We just talked and shared the wonderful things God has done for us over the years, and then I drove him back up to the church, and he's probably halfway to Shreveport by now. He is absolutely one of the nicest, easiest-to-know people you'll ever hope to meet. I'm already hoping he can come back next year, and so are my friends.

Sterling, if the school gives Kai any trouble over bring that book home, don't insist. Instead, present yourself to the teacher folk, and ask them if you can see and read a copy if you promise not to remove it from the room! I'll guarantee you that will get their attention.

Boo, that price for concrete is really scary. I can't imagine why it would cost that much. I guess things really have gone up.

Well, I'm tired. I think I'll go scare up some vittles, and settle down with a TAGS DVD. Be blessed, all. Oh, and visit website and order a CD. He's sure got some good ones out. --Romeena

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67079: Make that "bringING that book home". Gee whiz. --Romeena

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67080: and visit REV's website and order a CD. Yes, I proofread, too! --Romeena

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67081: Evening Family:
Just a quick note to say I'm praying for ya'll.
Ro- I'm so glad you got to show REV your backyard and hospitality! (I promise we won't start any rumors)
Gonna go get some sleep. Been a long week... Good night- blessing to all. ~New Neighbor

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67082: Romeena, I had a package on my doorstep when I got home from work! Thank you so much; I will get them planted tomorrow! My husband asked what was in the box, and I said oh, some bulbs from my friend Romeena from Texas. And he said, When they flower, will they say "'y'all?" He thinks he's so funny. Thank you again.
Prayers for all.
- Hazel

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67083: Well Romeena sounds like the cyber porch came true for you and Rev!..so cool..I do hope to meet him someday,and as many of you from the porch I can..we need to plan...well its gona be an early morning for me to be at work at 6 am..lets do waffle house..whee is asa and possum?..hum...both missing...hee hee...hey sterling,hazel,CD,Lucy,Floys the pod thing is very neat..Im gona go futher into it...well prayers ky and all..CD take care...Asa show UP for breakfast brother..Rev a good report from the lady in charge..Romeena!..keep up the good work brother....love ya porch....SPOT

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67084: Oh, forgot to mention to Asa, you're right about the debates. Folks hear what they want to hear, and feel it confirms what they believed from the beginning anyway. I agree with you!
- Hazel

October 17, 2008 - Msg 67085: Sounds like your husband has a good sense of humor like you do, Hazel.

SPOT is trying to start another rumor...hehe.

Glad you enjoyed the time with REV, Romeena. I'll bet it was wonderful.

Continued prayers for you KYGirl.

Had to go to a birthday party tonight for one of the boys in our church so I am pretty ready for bed...or so I thought, but I tried but couldn't sleep yet. I have had a lot on my mind. Would someone pass the squeezins? Night all...


October 18, 2008 - Msg 67086: Good evening, porch. Yep, Boo, time spent with the REV is time well spent. He's a kind and gentle man, you would spot him as a Christian even if you didn't already know. It just comes through in the way he presents himself. I wish everyone on the porch could have the opportunity to meet him. You know, we really need to get him to publish his schedule. I know he doesn't know exactly where everyone lives - none of us could make that claim! So it's possible that he has been in driving distance of other porchsters in the past or will be in the future. Believe me, if he's in your area, you need to go and meet him and hear him sing.

Daphne and her DH, Jeff, were there last night as well. They had dinner with us, and enjoyed the concert very much. I had met Daphne a few months ago when we met for a fried chicken lunch one day, but had not met Jeff. He's delightful, very friendly and funny. I'm sure we'll be meeting again.

You know, a Porchsters Reunion would be such fun, but the distances involved do present a problem. However, isn't it wonderful to contemplate the fact that one of these days, we will all meet, and neither time nor distance will be a problem anymore. There will be a lot of other great folks at our reunion too, and we'll have all the time we could ever want, just to visit and share.

I know, of course, that none of us really know what Heaven is going to be like, but if it's any better than that, I know I sure do want to be there. Blessing, friends. --Romeena

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67087: Hello, porch family, I hope everyone had a blessed day today.
Floyd, thanks for the explanation for podcasts. I will definitely check it out.
Boo, I pray that God blesses you for the wonderful work you are doing with the girls at rehab, especially the pregnant ones. They need all the help and support they can get, even better from a Christian as you are.
Sterling, I'm still praying for your situation involving Kai's education.
MDC, thank you for the copy of the e-mail. That's why I really don't worry about the election. I know God's in control.
KY Girl, you are still in my prayers. When I was going through my divorce, I was advised by my attorney not to sign separation papers because my ex was trying to leave me with very little. And because I hadn't signed the papers, I couldn't get my child support started. One day, I had no money or food to feed my children. I prayed and asked God for help. I didn't know what to do. When I checked my mail, I had gotten a letter from an elderly aunt in Alabama. She sent me 50 dollars! But what was so amazing is that the letter came all the way from Ala. with NO STAMP. I carry the envelope in my Bible to remind me that God will always be an ever-present help in times of trouble. Sorry this was so long, but I hope it encourages you.
Time for bed; love and prayers for my porch family. God bless you all.

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67088: Hey, Me-They! Mission accomplished. If anything is missing, or incorrect, let me know. --Romeena

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67089: The updated picture of REV's little furkid, Jake, is in the album. It's in the sub-album, Porchsters' Pets. He is a little charmer, and REV gets all misty when he talks about him. I think it still surprises him a little, how much he loves the little guy. I surely can understand that, as the rest of you do too, I'm sure. --Romeena

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67090: Morning Gang!..rise and shine...CD,Boo,Rev,Tom,Possum,Lucy,auh2o,MDC,MD,hazel....and all...its "Scattered,smothered,covered,chunked,diced,topped hashbrown time at the Waffle House...I will bring the tums!....lets go!..nice crisp 49 here in Ga....nice,real nice....SPOT

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67091: Romeena I do not see a porchster;s pets album.


October 18, 2008 - Msg 67092: I'm up, I'm up!! Good Gracious, what's Spot hollering about this early in the morning! Would somebody take his coffee away from him!
CD what a wonderful story, thanks for sharing it. Romeena I'm so glad you & Rev had a good time, was Mrs. Rev with him? I have had a busy week since I got back from the dog show, bathed the most beautiful Pit Bull yesterday, he was just the sweetest dog. Bless his heart he had fleas so bad as soon as I got him wet, the water was running red & the fleas were just jumping off him like crazy. I still don't understand, with all the flea treatments out there, why folks let their dogs suffer with those wretched little boogers. They are not only aggravating to the dog, they also carry tapeworms. I think when I get to heaven, I'm gonna ask the Good Lord what was his intention when he created fleas. Is that blasphemous? I hope not, I'm really just curous. ;) At any rate, Blue was so happy to have them off him, he rolled around on his back just moaning & you could almost see him smiling when I got him dried. Sterling after reading the archives, I see I missed answering your question about Kai's cat, I'm sorry about that. The best thing for her is get a slicker brush, the one with the wire bristles and a metal comb, they will get the mats out really good. If she is really matted right now, you might have to have someone cut them out & start all over. Cat fur is pretty hard to keep up with, it's so fine, but if you get them out, then spend at least 5 mins a day brushing, you shouldn't have a problem. If you need any other assistance, just email me k9hairstyles|at|aol.com
Boo it wasn't Feather that won the ribbons, it was our puppy, Pappy that won. I will send Ro a picture of him so you can see him. Feather has been spayed & can't show anymore. She is a beautiful girl, but she has some health issues that could be passed on to her babies, so she just hangs out on the couch while the other kids go to the shows.
LEON!! where have you been keeping yourself? What have you been doing? Are you still making candles? Are you still runnin around with peanut butter sammiches? Have you heard from Ollie Welcome back home, I'm so glad to see you back here!! Don't you run off again now, ya hear?
Well, I'm outta here for a bit, got a blog & a website that needs updating, email to check & some house cleaning to do. See ya'll in a bit.
ever'body lies at lunch, what of it??

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67093: Hey Tom when you got to Romeena's albums, click on Porchsters, then when that opens there's one in there that says Porchster's Pets.

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67094: Hey my groomer Mavis!..good football on..Ga. winning, Ga tech winning...Rev I hope you are getting to watch some football...im here till 6 then a walmart stop on the way home for some supplys....late lunch will be subway on Mavis...back in a bit...SPOT

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67095: Hey there Mavis. How are things coming with the new house? Have you moved in yet? I was looking at the pet photos to see Jake and I looked at the pics of Feather again. She is so cute. You know, you were talking about fleas and I think I mentioned that last month I bought the flea pill (Comfortis?? I think I spelled that right), for my lab. She is living at Dad's now while we are building the house...anyway, when I gave her the pill, the fleas came off and it really works, but the dog still scratches.. Mom and Dad say she keeps them awake scratching at night and that alot of her hair is coming out. I don't see that. She has very dense coat of black hair, so I don't know what to do for her. I hate taking her into the vet for hit because getting that 80lb dog into my suburban is really difficult (she is afraid), and getting her out when we get to the vet's if even worse. I have to pull and tug until I feel like I am haing a heart attack. Maybe they will just let me try an allergy pill on her or something. I'll tell you, since we treated her heartworms, she has gained alot of weight and is hard to handle.

Thanks for those kind words, CD. I appreciate it.

Ro, I have been thinking about what you said about the wood on my porch and I need to talk that through with Bruce. Flagstone is sounding alot better...

Better get going. My suburban is in the shop today getting a new alternator and I am driving mom-n-law's tiny Saturn...you should see me trying to cram in their with my long legs and ample form! Have to go run a couple of errands.


October 18, 2008 - Msg 67096: Hi All.
IT's just a little to cold right now for me.
and it's just starting to git cold to.
MDC- I not ben working on my chang run out of wrapper and can not fine him.
one one comp the did have him stop useding rappers.
Thank You Romeena for adding the photo.

:) (:

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67097: Hey Y'all- CD,your story is just what I needed to hear today.Thank you for sharing it. Today has been a bummer for me.Not to bring anybody else down,but husband is a piece of work & has treated me (not physically- that doesn't happen) horribly this morning.Then he leaves and I have no idea where he is. Don't really care,either.I envy those of you with good marriages.You are so blessed.
Ro,glad you had a nice time with Rev. I wish I could sit & talk with him. He lives only an hour or so from me-we should make it happen one day.Wish we could all get together. If I ever come into a bunch of money,I promise I'll get us all together somewhere! Hey,it COULD happen.Don't stop believin'.
I feel better just thinking about that.I thank God I have the Porch & my friends here. Think I'll go get me some BBQ,then find a good book or movie on tv and relax. Y'all have a good evening. Love to all.
possum under a rock

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67098: Good afternoon, all. It's absolutely gorgeous here today. The sky is a crystal-clear,beautiful blue, not a cloud anywhere, there's a soft breeze, the sunlight is gentle and it's 79 degrees. Birds singing, squirrels acting squirrelly, flowers just bustin' their buttons with color - I love this time of year. Next to spring, it's my favorite.

Boo, there is some really pretty flagstone available. The one I've been using around here is called Turkey Creek (which I assume is the name of the area where it's quarried) and it's so pretty. Beiges, golds, tans, creams, the occasional smudge of light brown in it. Flagstone comes in a wide range of colors, though. There are shades of gray and slate, some that's almost white - lots of choices. The great thing about it, it's permanent, doesn't need any maintenance, and moisture is not an issue, because it will be "mudded" in directly on top of the concrete. Rarely, a stone may crack, and if it does, you just poke a bit of mortar into the crack and it looks like it's supposed to be there. Personally, I love it, and remember it being on the porches of my extended family in the countryside around San Antonio.

No, Mavis, Mrs. Rev wasn't along on this trip, but he's hoping he can have her with him if he comes this way again next year. I hope so too, I'd love to meet her. I'm sure she's just as nice as he is.

You know, a thought occurred to me today. (Yes, it does happen now and then.) I was thinking about the first time I met REV last year, and then about seeing him again this year. I was remembering the sense of instant kinship, of recognition that first time. I knew him when he came down the aisle in that church, and it felt just perfectly natural to give and receive a big old hug. Same thing again this year, and meeting Daphne and Jeff felt the same way. I think that's what it's going to be like in heaven, when we meet and greet people we've never met before, but we have an instant kinship with them. It may be that's what the scripture means in I Cor 13:12 - "but then shall I know, even as also I am known." I take that to mean that we will recognize each other, will be happy to see each other, and will know one another like one big family. Isn't that exciting?? Mercy, what joys our Lord has planned for us!

Tom, did you find the Porchsters' Pets sub-album okay? Mavis's directions should help. It gets a bit confusing, I know, until you know exactly what you're looking for. Just remember it's a sub-album, not a main one.

Well, guess I'll go have a late lunch. Maybe just some fruit or something. Be blessed, everyone --Romeena

October 18, 2008 - Msg 67099: Possum any BBQ to share?..hum..Ga won and Tech won..(for you football fans)..bama leading..good baseball on tonight too...Romeena between your fruit and the possum bbq...well- add Maude slaw and Boo tea and its supper!...good to see you Tom...Rev look for the truck and the bbq possum?(did that come out right?)....hee..well back to my reports and walmart after work at 6....prayers..CD where are you?...SPOT