October 28, 2008 - Msg 67502: Evening Porch Family:
IT'S COLD HERE!!! The wind is blowing 50 miles per hour and it's 28 degrees. I'll be blowing by M-T, be on the lookout. Grab hold please.
SPOT- I tried to get you last night to fix out power outage. We were down to candle-wattage. Come to find out a squirrel had shorted out the sub-station. Man, fried squirrel. Anyone want to drop by for dinner? Trust me it's ready!
Asa- Courteny stopped by today with her hubby. She said to tell you Hi and she's planning to return to your state in January for a little snowboarding and visit with the fine folks there.
Better get ready for bed, gotta work tomorrow.
M-T- Here I come ~New Neighbor

October 28, 2008 - Msg 67503: Goodness- I just let all the wind sweep the porch. ~New Neighbor

October 28, 2008 - Msg 67504: So sorry about Laci and your daughter, Possum. I am releived to hear that the Lord is speaking to your heart and giving you some comfort in the situation. God will hear the prayers of his children. All I can say is that God be going to teach you much and strengthen you in your faith...you are certainly in the middle of some very difficult trials. I pray that the Lord will give you his grace in abundance, for you can do all things through Christ. Remember Romans 8:28..."For we know that ALL THINGS work together for good to them that love God, to the called according to His purpose". Possum, you may not feel like you have alot of support from those around you right now, but I assure you, your friends care very much and are on your side (I think you know that, though). God bless you.


October 28, 2008 - Msg 67505: Good evening porchsters. I can always count on this porch for some sweet tea and spicy talk. (Did I get that quote right?) It's been a long time since I've seen some of the older Andy shows and I'm sorta rusty on my quotin'. Glad to see all the election talk. I knew ya'll be just short of a moulage over it! But that's what we do here and why we continue to come. I personally will be so glad when next Tuesday is over. Tired of listening to all the bickering on television. If you recall, I am an election judge, which I find very interesting.
Charlotte Tucker

October 28, 2008 - Msg 67506: Forgive me for not offering some prayers. Prayers for possum, laci, and bruce and anyone else in need of 'em.

October 28, 2008 - Msg 67507: Oh my! I didn't capitalize those names!

October 28, 2008 - Msg 67508:

Possum, continue to look to your faith and try to keep your mind's eye on the time when this is all just an unpleasant memory. Much love and prayers going out for Laci, you, and your family.

Asa, it was indeed Argent ("Hold Your Head Up"), and a bit o'trivia, that was Ted Nugent's band. Innerestin', eh?


October 28, 2008 - Msg 67509: Hey Porch Family! Mr. Neff came home tonight & asked me what I would be doing tomorrow at 4:30. I told him, probably finishing up with my last grooming client. He tells me "Well, you better make sure, we close on the house tomorrow at 4:30" HURRAY!! Finally after 3 months of roller coaster rides and the shenanigans of the lending company we started with, it's finally going to be done tomorrow! Keep your collective fingers crossed that it does indeed happen this time. thanks porch!

October 28, 2008 - Msg 67510: Prayers for those that need them from here as well. I didn't see all those posts when I posted mine. You are each in my prayers everyday & although we don't live right next to one another, I count you fine folks amoung my many blessings each & every day! Ya'll are the cats!

October 28, 2008 - Msg 67511:

Am I a goof or what? The Amboy Dukes ("I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night") was Ted's band in the '60s. The former Zombies' bass player was in Argent, as was Russ Ballard ("Voices").

What can I say? I'm tired. :-)


October 28, 2008 - Msg 67512:

Didn't see you there, *Mavis! Congrats on closing on the house!


October 28, 2008 - Msg 67513: I'm so excited for you, Mavis! Bet you can't wait to move in. Prayers that all goes well.

Well, the local news had another report on my friend...seems three more alleged victims have come forth, including a 33 yr old man who said he was assaulted by Paul when he was 18. So, it sounds like this has been going on for awhile and they are building quite a case against him. They said that several years ago, the cops picked up a guy running naked in the street who said he had escaped from Paul's house where he had been unlawfully restrained. Very sick and scary stuff coming forth now. I feel just sick about it. I don't really know how to feel.

Better just go to bed.


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67514: Hello to my porch friends-
Boo, I will be praying for you. I am really sorry to hear about your friend. I had a similar experience a few years ago involving someone I had known a long time.Turns out I didn't know the bad side of this person. Since then, I have had a hard time trusting people.
Possum, I will continue praying for you. I'll pray for God to comfort and bless you. He'll take care of Laci.
MDC and Asa-hope you have a blessed day.
Mavis, congratulations on your closing.
Rev is right, we need to be diligent in our prayers for our country and the election.
Prayers and blessings to all the porchsters.

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67515: Boo, I'll be surprised if this man hasn't murdered some of his victims as well.

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67516: Well Chuck, that thought has certainly entered my mind. For years he has had a surveillance camera on the front porch that monitored his front door, which I thought was strange, but he has always been a very private, eccentric person, so I didn't give it much thought. It is a chilling thought now. I also remember a time when I went to his door and I knew he was there but he wouldn't answer. The strange thing is, though, that I have spent time in his home (even stayed the night once...no hanky-panky) and I always felt safe. He was very kind and hospitable and always ready to listen when I had a problem. He even prayed with me....this is like a "mind-freak" for me. Crazy. I mean, we have been friends for 22 years. I think I know as much about him as anyone. He and I met at a church function before I knew Bruce and we dated a couple of times but didn't hit it off that way. We stayed friends all of these years and I tell you, there is nobody that I have had better times with or more laughs...(now I am wondering what is wrong with me). He knows things about me that my own husband doesn't even know because he was the kind of friend you could talk to and felt like he would be there for you through thick and thin. He has come to Erin's birthday parties when she was younger and when she was dedicated in church. He was so sweet to her and she is still crazy about him. It is messing with my mind because the Paul I knew is someone different than this pedophile on the news. I can't help but care about him and even that makes me feel guilty.

Thanks for the prayers, CD.


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67517: If anyone is interested, you can see a report on him at www(dot)kristv(dot)com


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67518: Morning Mayberry. Ya'll been talking up a storm I see.

First, Possum, I am so sorry to read about your Daughter and Laci. Your family is in my prayers and hopefully your Daughter will get some help. You sure have had a rough couple of months.

Mavis, My fingers, toes eyes, anything I got that I can cross are crossed for you that your closing all works out good today.

Gosh Boo, this story with your friend just gets worse and worse. It's sad how decieving some folks can be. It causes you to lose a little faith in folks. I am so sorry.

Des, When I first read your post about Nugent I was wowed. But then you corrected it. I'm surprised I could remember Argent. After I posted that I had the song stuck in my head all day. Don't you just hate that. So with that in mind I need to try a new song. Y'all join me. Sing along with Asa.
In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight ooow-OOOOW
In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight....

Hey Charlotte, just think though, only 6 more days until the 2012 election season BEGINS! (That's depressing)

I hope Courtney looks me up when she comes N.N. I'd like to meet her hubby and make sure I aprove of him. LOL

Hey to everyone else and may the Good Lord smile upon us because we do need it.


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67519: Mornin' everybody. Still cold here. Mavis!! I"m sooo happy for you girl. I think that calls for a party, we've had some good ones in the past! We'll be thinking bout ya about 4:30 today. Boo, and Possum, bless ya'lls hearts seems like you both have had a full plate here lately, prayers still going up for you both. Hope you all have a blessed Wednesday!--Salty D

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67520: Thank you ASA and SPOT. Yes, seems like life is like that..things happen and not all good (but mostly good, thank the Lord). I guess there are always trials...sometimes I think back to when Sean was little and how easy life seemed to be, and then I start to remember some of the tough things and I didn't handle them nearlly as well back then. I guess the bible is true when it says that trials cause perseverance. I did have about 5 years stuck in there that were pretty near paradise, so I guess I am lucky.

Continued prayers for Laci and Possum.


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67521: Oh, almost forgot...I got the email cartoon Ro sent and it reminded me...I heard a commentator on a radio talk show yesterday tell this story: He lives in Chicago or something, and was downtown for lunch. He saw a homeless man begging outside of the cafe he was going to for lunch and didn't give it too much thought as he entered the cafe and was greeted by his waiter who was wearing a tie with "Obama for President" boldly displayed on it. After he finished his lunch and was ready to go, he told the waiter, "You did a great job but I am going to give your tip to the homeless man outside". Well, the waiter was not happy with that and the commentator told him he was just doing an experiment and praciticing Obama's financial plan. "I know you worked for the tip, but the man outside needs it more."...he gave a ten dollar tip to the homeless man while the waiter looked on with his mouth hanging open....he said, "Somethings are easier in concept that in practice"...funny.


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67522: Good morning everyone. Brrróitís downright chilly this morning, but we are expecting a warm up later.

ASA: Itís a little early for your singing, ainít it? Maybe try some voice exercises. You still taking lessons from Mrs. Poultice? You may want to get a partial refund ;).

POSSUM: Iím so sorry for your situation. I will keep Laci and your whole family in my prayers. Remember that God never puts more on us than He knows we can bear. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through stronger and with deeper joy.

BOO: Iím praying for you as well, friend. Iím so sorry this has happened to you. Itís never easy when someone betrays your trust, especially in this horrible way. You say that you feel ashamed that you feel sorry for your friend. He obviously committed some seriously violent crimes and is a sick person. But donít feel shame for feeling the way God commands us. We are to love everyone from our family to neighbors to enemies. You are obviously not denying the realities that have been revealed about this man, and youíre certainly not defending his repugnant actions. The fact that you can process all of that, understand that evil must be punished, but still feel compassion reveals a lot about the maturity of your faith. I hope this man will be punished for the things he has done. Perhaps through your love and prayers the Lord will touch him. Experiencing the Lordís forgiveness wonít absolve him for his crimes while heís here on earth, but your friend still has the opportunity to enter into paradise. That is hope of all of us sinners.

AUH2O: With my daughter getting a little older, I know that ďsleepoversĒ and the like are not too far down the line. I have to say Iím not looking forward to it. Up until now, the only places she has stayed are with my parents, the Mrs.í mom, and at the Mrs.í sisters house with (with grandmom). I told the Mrs. some time ago that sheís not staying anywhere, even for an afternoon, where I even get the hint of uneasiness. Frankly, before we drop her off at a birthday party, etc., I want to know if/what fathers, older brothers, etc. that will be there. I, like you, go with my gut. Iíd rather be the obtuse father than the father of a victim.

I donít talk too much to my kids about strangers. Heck, if some lady in the grocery store says hello to my kids I want them to be polite and say hello. I donít want my kids to feel like everyone they meet is a dangerous pervert. Instead, I try and tell them what is not acceptable for anyone to say or do and I try to give them tips for getting out of uncomfortable situations. I try and talk matter-of-factly about all this stuff so theyíll feel comfortable telling me if something ever occurs. Iíve always heard that many abusers tell young victims that itís their fault or that they will hurt their families if they tell. Iíve told my kids that abusers are liars and will say anything to get away with it, that itís never their fault, and that no matter what they say to them telling us will never get us hurt. Most of all, I try and be vigilant and pray. Ultimately, they are in the Lordís hands.

LUCY: Nice to see you again!

MAVIS: When the house warming party? I'll bring the punch, 'cause these pretzels are making me thirsty!

Iíll stop back at lunch.


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67523: ROMEENA: Am I off your e-mail list? I hope I'm not off your Christmas card list, too? ;)


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67524: Well Boo, he had to be a deceptive person to do what he did, so you don't need to feel bad. What town was this in?

It got VERY COLD on my end of the porch this morning. But that's ok. As long as I have a rockin' chair, well that's all I care about.

Andy to Barney when Barn took Jaunita out on a date: "You ought not go to Marelli's (sp?), everybody goes up there".


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67525:

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67526: Thanks so much for your kind words, Me-They...I needed to hear just what you said (about God's forgivness, in particular)..it was like Lidocaine to a hurting soul. Bless you for it. It is really hitting me today (something about that third day). The shock has worn off and now the pain is starting. For three days I have been asking Jesus, "What are we going to do, Jesus?"..it just seems to be the only thing I can pray right now. Maybe there is something I can do. I know I can pray.

Very good advice, M-T, about the kids. I try to do the same thing.

Thanks, Chuck, Paul is from Corpus Christi.


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67527:
Boo, Possum and all, prayers indeed, my goodness, it is hard to take in what I am hearing.
But here is one that REALLy has me steamed, on the news last night, they show a house in Cal that actually has a manequin of Palin hanging in efegy! I'm sorry, but no matter your view, this is too much! Authorities are doing nothing, as the homeowner calls it "halloween art!" Can you imagine if it was BO? The outcry would be heard from CA to NY! This is sick! Lord help us.
Well, TRYING to have a good day.
Please pray for God's divine intervention.

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67528: Yeah, I wonder where TOM has been? And I still wonder about AFD. She's probably busy with her girls.

BOO: If there is something besides prayers that you can do, you bet the Lord will let you know. I'm sorry that I just can't look up your link to the story. Hearing details of things like that disturbs me too much. All I need to know is that someone has hurt children, and a good friend on mine, and I need to pray for their healing and peace. And I will be.

MDC: Yeah, I saw that, too. Sick. Some things are just not funny, no matter how you might feel politically.

Y'know, several years ago I proposed that any porchsters willing and able could get together for a minute of prayer together each evening. ("Where two or more are gathered in my name...") Some of us did it for awhile. Well, tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time I'm going to be in prayer for each one of you, your concerns, our country, and this world. If any of you would care to join me, I'd sure appreciate it.


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67529: Incoming - Meatballs, that is. . .I told you I can destroy an enemy from within - just checking out my new throw for man to man combat.

Did you know that the Israel has a new warhead for air to air missiles that is more powerful than anything that the US has? Maybe they will have to save us from ourselves?. Interesting thought.


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67530:
Me-They- I'll be there with ya bro. 5 PM my time.
HM- I thought your MEATBALLS were the most powerful weapon in the world!! teehee

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67531:
Hello porch family.

M-T......that is great....8:00pm eastern I will be in prayer with you!

Mavis...thanks for the plate. Sure was good.

possum....God gives us strength when we are weak. Still praying for you.

Boo... I just thank God that He protected your family from this guy since you were around him. Praying for you, Bruce and the kids.

MDC....yes I too saw that house that had Palin hanging from the roof. That takes a sick person to do something like that. Prayer prayer prayer!

Well today is Mrs Rev's birthday. We will have to have a delayed birthday until I get home. I'll be home in about 2 weeks.

Spot...where you at brother? You must be sleeping in today.

Well folks got to get going. Praying for all the porch family and for our nation/leaders/election. Remember, Jesus will gives us peace even in trials.

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67532: ***Hey my dear friends****
My daughter did "crash & burn"- she brought Laci to visit the family,she was at breaking point,we broke her.She asked for help.I have Laci-Laci is safe with us. My daughter (Shanna) went to her husband,asked him to please take her to the hospital.He forgave,hugged her,and is taking her down to MUSC.She will get the help she needs.This is a fact because my sister went with her.She wants to be committed.A big step to getting better.Thank God for this.
Please continue to pray for my daughter to get well mentally and for the family as a whole.THANK GOD! HE is so good.He heard all the prayers. Thank you all so very much. I'll be online when I can.
possum under a rock

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67533: xoxoxoxo from LACI

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67534:
Praise God, Possum, Praise God!!

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67535:
Could anyone please remind me what episode has the line about the giraffes? It's one of my favorites, but i just can't recall it.
I want to watch it on dvd after prayer tonight just to help me along. I feel emotionally drained these days, and I'm not even going thru the actual trials! God bless us every one.

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67536: MDC, that episode you are asking about is the one called Dogs, Dogs, Dogs when Opie brings all those dogs into the courthouse. Possum, what news! Prayers going up for your daughter. And thank goodness Laci is with you. It's amazing what praying can do. Please count me in on the prayers at 8 p.m. tonight, I've seen this work before. Love to everyone!! Salty Dog

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67537:
Yes, Yes, Yes!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
(: (: (:

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67538: Oh, my goodness! Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow! Possum, I'm sitting here with tears flowing - I am so happy for you, for Laci, and ultimately for your daughter as well. She has to have been so miserable, now she's putting herself in a place where she can get better and get back on the path to a normal life. Thank you, Jesus!

As for the sicko in California who "hung" Sarah Palin - yes, they're sick, but a country who would let that go by is just as sick. What makes it worse is that MDC's observation is so true. If it were Obama instead of Palin, we would have Jackson, Farrakhan, Sharpton, Wright, Oprah and half of Hollywood screaming and beating drums in the street outside that house. The objection would be justified, but the fact that no one is officially objecting to the Palin thing is a big obscenity, in my opinion. Fair is fair, wrong is wrong, and the colors don't matter, whether red or blue, black or white.

Boo, you put it very well when you said "the Paul I knew is someone different than this pedophile on the news." That's exactly right. This man is very, very ill - not only in the behaviors he has exhibited, but he may very well be "two people" in his mind. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde had roots in reality, you know. Unfortunately, the "good" side of him will be punished right along with the "bad" side, like conjoined twins when one falls ill. Perhaps the positive feelings you still keep remembering for this man could give us all some insight into the way God sees us, warts and all, and still loves us.

Me-They, I am so sorry. I checked and I did not have your name on my "political" address list. I was sure I did, but it wasn't there - it is now. You didn't miss much, trust me.

Well, Deanna will be here shortly for a crash course entitled "Staying with Starr", so guess I'd better get moving. Then I'm going with Eloise and Jerry out to our kids' house to see the grandsons in their little costumes and maybe have dinner somewhere. Eloise and I won't be here Friday night to accompany them on their neighborhood "trick or treat" walk. This will be the first year I've missed seeing them. Their mom (Eloise's daughter) always dresses them up so cute, and we all walk along with them as they go to doors and say "twick or tweet". No icky, spooky stuff - just cute costumes.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67539: Brother Rev I have been busy aroung the farm...gat a man coming tomorrow to help start the roof on the barn finally..hey Ro,boo,Tom,CHUCK,My friend possum...Maude you been cooking?...any leftovers?....well I will read the archives in a bit...prayers...SPOT

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67540: gosh fat paws but yall know what I mean!:)...SPOT

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67541: Just popping in real quick here, does anybody have Mavis email addy?? I got a fur kid question to ask her Thanks--Salty Dog

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67542:
Prayer in 40 minutes. mdc

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67543: Prayers mdc....SPOT

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67544: prayers...


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67545: Praise the Lord, Possum! That was a speedy answer to prayer, wasn't it?


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67546: Hey Boo...SPOT

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67547: Well,things changed a bit folks. Laci's daddy came & took her.He is clearly upset & mad at the world right now,nothing I could do but let him take her. My husband got into a little "tiff" with him due to the way he was acting.Of course,mr. possum was accused of being drunk (again) but my sister & her husband came over and know he wasn't drunk- just fed up & mad & upset.Laci's daddy went & got a policeman and I had no choice but to let her go .Problem is,he is type 1 diabetic who has fallen into near comas before,but my daughter was always there to save him. Now he's alone with Laci.He's all swagger 7 tough guy "I'm going to take care of my child!" sort of demeanor. Y'all can imagine.I know he's hurt,but he should leave Laci with me. He's off work for a few nights,but who will watch Laci when he goes back? I think he plans to leave her with his parents who are as dumb as a box of rocks-they smoke and my daughter has NEVER once let Laci spend any length of time in their care. I did call an aunt who lives next door to Laci's home,asked her to please watch out for them.She is very helpful & promised she would.I don't know how long my daughter will be in for-her husband wouldn't tell me where she was,because he wants everybody out of their business.He's just mad at the world,trying to take charge,etc. But,I know she is getting treatment,because I talked to a friend who knows the story,but friend doesn't know which hospital. I am so glad my daughter has committed herself.I pray Laci will be ok for a few days. If my daughter is in hospital any length of time and Laci is still with her father,I will have to go to court for an emergency custody.Right now,I can't do anything. It hurts,but I have to let it be. Am I right? Keep praying friends.

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67548: Possum my GOOD friend my prayers are with you and my e-mail is RANDYCAN1@yahoo.com....vent anytime..prayers once again.....SPOT

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67549: Possum, I would encourage you to hang on to the promise that God made you to keep Laci in his care. Keep the faith...the Lord is very obviously at work. If you can't do anything, you can't do anything. Keep praying and we will, too.


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67550: Prayers Possum.....................SPOT

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67551: Hello SPOT. Hope you are having a good evening. Do you have a chance to pray at 8? I didn't remember until 8 my time and I think it should have been 7 because I am on central time. Well, anyway...You know, I was just thinking...In the past couple of years, I have had 2 good friends who were top stories on the local news because of their crimes. The first was my friend Scott who was selling those weapons illegally on the internet. That story went on for days, every night on the news. Now this...Paul has been on for three days straight. It seems strange because I am a rather square person who has never been in trouble with the law (except when I used to go to "sit-ins" at the abortion clinics...I was never actually arrested, though), and I have these friends...what in the world?! Of course Scott was a friend of lots of folks that go to church with me. Just something I thought of tonight. I mean, what are the odds that I would have 2 good friends who would end up as "tonight's top story"? haha...it's really kind of funny, if you know me.

Hey Homemaker, if you're out there...what ever happened with the dizzy spells you were having awhile back? I had some dizzy spells today, just out of the blue. One was when I was bending over helping my mom get undresses and when I stood up, I lost my balance for a second...weird.

By the way, Ro, your comments about the jekyll-hyde thing are so true. I said exactly the same thing to my sister today when I was talking to her about it. So true..

Hey SPOT, what's for snack tonight?


October 29, 2008 - Msg 67552: Oh possum how I wish I could be there for you & help you through this, even if all we were doing was talking. I know you make it through, as long as you rely on your prayers & remember He has told you He will take care of everything. ((((((hugs)))))) to you.
We signed the papers this afternoon, it's a done deal, we officially have a new house (well new to us) to start working on & moving into. I can't wait! Salty my email address is k9hairtstyle @ aol.com (all run together of course).
Later taters, gotta get some emails checked & get ready to hit the ironing board. Will be back later if I can.
Night porch!
eatin speaks louder than words

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67553: prayers possum,the Lord is with laci,you,your daughter,and all involved.this is a wonderful thing,that we are praying together every night at 8 pm.Count me in.prayers for everyone on the porch-ky girl

October 29, 2008 - Msg 67554: Congratuations on the house. I am "pickled tink" to see you so happy!

Hi KYGirl..hope you are doing ok.

I wanted to share a link with you all. It is Focus on The Family's broadcast for today and it should be listened to by everyone in America (especially those with small children in public school). Trust me, it is worth the time it takes to listen to. Just go to www(dot)citizenlink.org/dailybroadcast/A000008538.cfm

I don't like to suggest this kind of thing unless I feel it is very important (I am thinking especially of Me-They and Sterling).

Well, I had better hit the hay. Goodnight friends.


October 30, 2008 - Msg 67555: oops, Salty make that k9hairstyles, as in plural, left my "s" out up there. I'll check that link out tomorrow Boo been a long stressful day & I'm ready for bed, no ironing board, too tire for "adventure sleeping" tonight. Good to see you ky girl I'm glad to see you posting more. Where is Sterling? I want to know what ya'll decided about Kai's school. Romeena be sure you take lots of pictures on the Mayberry Cruise, inquiring minds want to know.
Spot what's fer breakfast?
Night porch, I'm really leaving for bed this time. Asa will you please hold your singing down to a roar in the morning?
Pipe down, this ain't no ballpark!

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67556: Two Chairs No Waiting Episode 3 in on the air. Part 3 of the 4 part George Lindsey interview. (http://mayberry.com/podcasts/)

One more to go and I'll have to figure out how to fill 10+ minutes of Mayberry fun.

I've just added the ability to subscribe by e-mail so you can get an e-mail when a new podcast is released.

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67557: Thanks Floyd..

For some reason I woke up early so I guess I am the first one on the porch drinking my coffee (it's my morning ritual).

Well, yesterday I took my parents to vote and I took advantage of early voting, too. Glad that is over. It sure is easier than waiting for election day...no lines at all.

Yesterday my sister in law came to pick up mom in law to take her to San Antonio for a couple of weeks (nice break) and she brought her 7 month old weenie dog (Dodger). When she brought him in, he was wearing a diaper. Can you imagine a weenine dog in a diaper? It lasted about 2 seconds. The dog is so long that the diaper didn't even cover the part it was supposed to cover but it sure looked funny. The dog proceeded to lift his leg and mark his territory twice..once on a chair and once on my rug before Bruce asked her to remove him. She needs to get him fixed. Anyway, he looked alot like Asa's Barney only he was black with tan markings and he was NOT friendly. He has not been socialized to other people and is in an apartment all day with my sis in law, only.

Well, today is another busy day but should be fun. I am picking up my sister, who is babysitting Emily, and we are going to the mall.

Talk to you later..


October 30, 2008 - Msg 67558:
Morning Porch

It is so sunny here this morning, just beautiful. That 6 inches of snow we were to get the other day fell short by about 5 and 7/8 of a inch.

Wow, big concerns on the Porch lately heartfelt prayers for all involved. I just can't imagine going through some of things. Hugs for Possum and Boo.

Me-They I HATE sleep overs, HATE them. H-A-T-E them. And, it's not because I never get invited. Really though, unless I know the family it ain't happening. One time my daughter went to a birthday party (not a sleep over) and another girl showed up with two mommies, yup. Now, I'm not judge, jury, and executioner, not by a long stretch, but I don't like explaining that type of life style to a, at the time, 7 year old. I can't even recall what I told her. I am sure there was a lot uhmm, hmmm, and yeah but's.

Sorry I missed prayer time last night. I hadn't checked in at the Porch in time to know about it. I was watching and infomercial at 8:00. It was great, really enlightening. It was all about CHANGE. I had no idea that I could do so many different things with leftovers. That lady with the sandwich maker is a wizard.

Floyd-I'm heading over there now, thanks.

Milton Friedman: "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."


October 30, 2008 - Msg 67559: Morning Porch family, hope all is well today.

Prayers for you Possum, I am sorry all this is happening in your family. Prayers are with you and your family. You can also email me as well if you need support/encouragement. My e mail at work is: therapylady33@yahoo.com.

Prayers for everyone else as well.

COLD here this morning, but supposed to warm up as they days goes on.

Tomorrow night is the last football game and senior night as well. It is the big County rivarly game affectionately called the "Hawkins County Super Bowl. Makes me as as it will be his last High school game. His Dad and I will walk across the field with him during the senior night
program. Hopefully, I will do okay. I tend to be
emotional at all these "last" things he is doing this school year.

Lunch will be at Olive Garden, my treat. You guys have a great day and see you at lunch.

Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67560: Hey Boo - I can only check in once in a while now - we are starting on getting our house and I am super busy. Septic and footers will be started Monday. With a lot of luck, money and a bunch of prayers - we should be in it by December if not sooner!

I still have the dizzy spells but it is mainly caused by stress. I have a lot of it these days.

I am thinking about making a batch of meatballs tonite - I'll have plenty, want to share!?


October 30, 2008 - Msg 67561:
Great quote AUH20. Next to Barry's convention speech quote, that's gonna become my fav.!
HM-BOO--vertigo definitely not good! Could be a number of medical situations. Please get it checked.
Boo- do you still have the "iron" taste?
As just a polite reminder, those of you giving out email addresses, remember that this is a public board. I suggest you disguise it by using "at" instead of "@" etc. I saw an article about the guy who hacked Palin's email, and it is actually easier than we think. At least by disguising it, it cannot be "picked up" by an internet scan looking for addresses. Just a thought.
Trivia question: In what episode does Otis say "Shubie, shubie, shubie."?
Good prayer time last night. National group is praying at noon today regarding the election.
God has interacted with His people throughout history. Thank you Lord.
Prayers continue.
"Now giraffes, giraffes are selfish, just runnin' around, lookin' out for number one."

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67562: Friends, Laci's dad is angry at the world right now,putting the blame for all his trouble on our family-hey,we're the ones who got my daughter to the point she wanted help!!He was doing nothing. He is playing big man now,I'm Laci's daddy,I'll take care of her,etc. My daughter left the key to her house with me,this morning I went to take Laci's fave bedtime doll to her-poor thing is lost enough,she needed her doll. I guess he took her to therapy-my daughter would have a FIT if she knew he was on Interstate with Laci! I went in to put doll in crib-I could not find a crib.I guess it went when my daughter moved out.Anyway,I see a bed I'm assuming Laci slept there with him with a shotgun lying on it! Big stupid lunkhead thinking someone's coming in the night to take his child? And my daughter is the one committed? He's more off the chain than her!!Y'all please keep up the prayers for Laci. I talked to a good police officer friend of mine-He says there is nothing I can do,he's her father and if I pushed for emergency custody,could open a can of worms,DSS might come place Laci with strangers. I can't have that.It has to be the lesser of two evils which is a daddy & his parents who have never cared for Laci for any length of time.She's never spent one night there. My daughter,when her mind is well,will totally go ballistic when she finds that he took Laci from me.My mom tried to talk to him,he says I will not keep Laci ever again because of my drunk husband.That poor husband of mine is so hurt.He hasn't been drunk! I have witnesses.But Laci's dad,in his mind,is lashing out, just because my husband gave him a little "att*tude adjustment yesterday,he has pegged him as a drunk. This is just his opportunity to try to prove himself,that he and his family can care for Laci. Well,he's a day late & a dollar short with that. Policeman friend told me to just hang on,pray,and once my daughter gets herself right mentally,for her to get legal papers appointing me power of attorney if and when a situation like this arises again. Big Shot Daddy is pulling the strings now,but I am documenting everything for my daughter.She WILL get well.He will get his.Enough said. But,I am hurting for my Laci.He'd better let me see her. I'll go to one of her therapy sessions if I have to.She will be tormented if she's kept from me. He needs to think of her first.Meanwhile,I pray for Laci to be a strong little girl. We'll get through this.
Y'all are a godsend to me,with the prayers and concern. I love you all and thank you.
Pam possum under a rock

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67563:
Hello porch family....Can only stay a sec but wanted to let possum know that I continue to pray. I hurt so bad for you and your family.

Prayers for all the porch family....Have a Jesus filled day!

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67564:
Possum, I know how hard such a situation can be.
I remember with my mom, I'd come to the care center and there would be bruises on her, but "no one could explain how they got there." Stuff like that all the time. It was very frustrating. As rev says, we are all praying. God hears and answers, but sometimes the roller coaster ride can be an E ticket, that is for sure! Ask God to place His angels around her. Maybe if you told your policeman friend about the shotgun in the bed, they could proclainm it an unsafe environment or something like that. But my prayers continue for all involved.
Love and Peace to you,

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67565: Friends, I just got word that my daughter is being released. Don't have lots of info. She is on some meds & must go 3 times a week somewhere for intensive treatment. That's all I know right now. The best part- she is coming home to Laci and Laci won't be left in unsatisfactory care! They'll be no shotgun on bed,believe me. She is a good mama,despite her problems.That child will be taken care of now. Laci will be okay!
And wait till she gets the story of her husband's antics,mainly taking Laci from me.
I am praying that this is the beginning of the end of all this turmoil. I will probably see her & Laci tomorrow. Thank God! Thank you all again for the prayers.Wish I could hug everybody!
possum under a rock

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67566:
Thank God Possum! Prayers still.
Otis: That dog ate up your lunch? Where do you have your sandwiches made up? The pet shop?

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67567: Possum- Prayers for Laci and your daughter. I've been reading along, but rarely have a chance to respond. Lord knows that my husband and I have been through a lot with his bipolar ex. If you ever want to talk you've got all of us here for you. My email is brysonwgataoldotcom.
Rev- Please tell your wife happy belated birthday. Sorry I missed it.
Auh20- Snow! Oh I want to see it!! Lucky boy.
Me-They- When I was 8 I went to a slumber party and in front of all of us my friend was dragged down the hallway being beat by her Dad. I'll never forget it so I never let Bryson spend the night with others unless my instinct thinks it's okay. I think there is a fine line between sheltering your kids and protecting your kids and that line is your gut. Follow it.
MDC- I love that episode!
Boo- How's Bruce? Our early voting is a 5 hour wait. I voted 2 weeks ago and got it done in 20 minutes, but my poor husband will stand in line forever!
Well, y'all, I got to run and pick up the young'un.

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67568: Good afternoon everyone. It's been a busy, busy day. I've tried to pop by a few times and keep abreast of the goins on but haven't had time to post. Don't really have time now, but I wanted POSSUM esepcially to know that my prayers continue. Thanks all of you who joined in last night. I'll be praying again at 8:00 p.m. EST again tonight if anyone would care to join me. Hopefully, I'll have more time visit tomorrow.

Say a prayer for Chad, as he's been sick and may have strep. We'll find out later.


October 30, 2008 - Msg 67569: MDC: Giraffes is selfish.


October 30, 2008 - Msg 67570: Love you guys
Me-They,the fact that you brought everybody together in prayer for us .. well,I can't find words to say how I feel for you doing that. Thank you friend. All my friends- y'all are the best.
Pam (possum)

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67571: Prayers of course for Chad.

possum again

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67572:
Praise the Lord POSSUM....just keep the faith and standing on HIS WORD. We're praying!

M-T....I will be praying tonight with you again at 8:00pm eastern. Also praying for Chad as I post this.

Spot....I'll be over to help you get that roof on the barn.

Remember....no matter the weather, the SON always shines. Let's be "Jesus mirrors" and reflect that SON Light!

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67573: Hi All.

Blessings beyond expectation,
Showers of love from on high.
Caring about every fetail,
The well of God's won't run dry.
Just bathe in His presence each moment;
Rrlinquish all worry and fear.
Drink deeply of God's Holy Spirit;
Remember that He's always here.


October 30, 2008 - Msg 67574: I will join y'all in prayer at 8pm. It will make me stronger.

possum again

Thank you Tom- that poem helps.

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67575: It's TOM! Great poem, thank you!

Good news, Possum. Maybe your daughter needed to leave Laci's dad?

Been a long day, but I am home now and going to grab some couch time. I had a good time with Little Emily...when we took her to the mall, she wanted out of her stroller to walk so I let her walk/run and I followed her. Well, she went into Payless Shoe store and was absolutely mesmerized...it was not easy getting her out of there. Susan finally had to pick her up and carry her out, stiff and crying (Emily, not Susan...hehehe). The little princess is only 1 and already had a "thing" for shoes. When I said goodbye to her today, she gave me one of those big, open-mouth, baby kisses! Man, there are few things in life as sweet as that. I'm one blessed Aunt...by the way, she is no longer calling me "Doo-Doo". Now she calls me "Doo-Da"...I like that better because that is what her father called me when he was her age.


October 30, 2008 - Msg 67576:
Butterfly kisses, ya can't beat em!

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67577:
"Camptown ladies sing their song, doo-da, doo-da.."

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67578:
OK folks, let's lighten things up a bit.
I think we all need a little comic relief.
Git yer bango or yer 5-string gE-tar,
or maybbe e'en yer jug. One, two, three...

Whoa mule, you kicking mule,
Whoa mule, I say,
I ain't got time to kiss you now,
My mule has run away.

Took my wife to the barn yard,
And I sit her down to supper,
Well, she got choked on a turkey leg,
And stuck her nose in the butter.

Stuck her nose in the butter,
Stuck her nose in the butter,
Well, she got choked on a turkey leg,
And stuck her nose in the butter.

Whoa mule, you kicking mule,
Whoa mule, I say,
Tie a knot in that old mules tail,
Before he runs away.

Your face is like a coffee pot,
Your nose is like a spout,
Your mouth is like a fireplace,
With all the ashes out.

Well, With all the ashes out, boys,
With all the ashes out,
Your mouth is like a fireplace,
With all the ashes out.

Whoa mule, you kicking mule,
Whoa mule, I say,
I ain't got time to kiss you now,
My mule has run away.

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67579:
that was me, MDC

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67580:
That was also for romeena as she starts her Mayberry cruise. mdc

October 30, 2008 - Msg 67581: Thank you for the serenade, MDC, and thank you, Tom, for the lovely poem. I just dropped by to check in, see how everyone is doing, and whine for a minute.

Let's get the whine out of the way first. Can someone tell me why it is, when you are pressed for time, facing a deadline, too much to do, etc. - that's when everything goes wrong? I have to be packed and ready to walk out of this house by 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. I have packed NOTHING yet, had to work, a "do" at the church and all. So, I came home this afternoon and started the first load of laundry, and immediately heard a "blub, blub" coming from the drains in the bathroom at the back of the house! Yep, clogged main drain out front, between the house and the street. So now I've got a plumber coming around 7 pm, but can't do another thing about packing until he's finished and I can resume the laundry. Argh. This house's other favorite trick is to clog the kitchen drain when I have a house full of company, such as on Thanksgiving. OK, whine over.

Possum, I hope things will continue to improve for you and Laci. I think you've both had about enough. I second the suggestion to get POA, and now is the time. Don't wait until the situation explodes again. Be aware that the typical pattern for a bi-polar person is to get on meds, get to feeling better, decide they don't need the meds, stop them, and it all blows up again. I don't mean to be negative, I'm just stating fact. Watch your daughter closely, and at the first sign of regression, check it out. She may not tell you the truth, but if you have a key, you can go over when she's not there and check the dates and how much is gone from her medicine bottles. This is not snooping, this is taking care of your daughter and Laci.

It's extremely important for Shanna to understand that you see her as ill, not "bad". If you can maintain that atmosphere of treating an illness, which is the truth, she may be more likely to stay on the meds. My body doesn't produce the insulin I need. If I don't take insulin, my blood sugar goes out of control and it could actually be fatal. Shanna's body doesn't produce the things she needs to remain on an even keel. If she takes the medicine to replace those things, she'll be okay. If not, she'll spin out of control. It's that simple - an illness, and a treatable one.

Well, gotta run. I may not check in again until I get home, but please know I love all of you, am praying for you (and the election) and will be thinking of you. Since this is a Mayberry theme cruise, I sure do wish everyone else was going too. Maybe next time. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena