January 06, 2009 - Msg 69137:
You are getting pretty BOLD there Romeena! teehee

January 06, 2009 - Msg 69138:
What? I swept with THAT?

January 06, 2009 - Msg 69139: You are welcome Romeena but those comments are the truth, I love reading about your Mongolia trips. I am going to check out that Go Beyond blog this evening as well. Glad you like my "Bullie Adventures" those are always going on around here. I just posted about some new adventures with a foster dog we have right now, Chico. Bless his little heart, the jerk that had him also had a male APBT, both intact males and they fought all the time. (go figure) He turned them over to the shelter near here to avoid animal cruelty charges being filed against him and the shelter turned Chico over to Bull Terrier rescue, so since I was the closest to him and he was due for euthanasia in 2 days, I went and got him Sat. We will foster him until the Bull Terrier Club of America finds a suitable home for him. MDC don't put that broom down, lots of sweeping needs to be done here. So far, no more from "crazy ashes lady" but I figure it's just a matter of time. The husband passed away Feb 12 so that's right around the corner.
I'm off to check on my cowboy beans, ya'll come for supper, possum can you bring those little cornbread muffins you make, I have crackers for those that don't want muffins.

January 06, 2009 - Msg 69140: Im in there for supper Mavis..getting ready for a big storm here in the next hour...one tornado down just west of us...yall say a prayer...SPOT

January 06, 2009 - Msg 69141:

Hey back to you, Spot! I drove to work this morning in some awful traffic and rain (took me 25 minutes to go 6 miles.. lol), but after a few hours the sun came out and it's been a beautiful day ever since.

Boo, I hope Zach can get through this rough period. I'm sure it's hard to imagine a bright future when you're that down, but it CAN happen. Continued prayers.

I read that Pat Hingle passed a few days ago. I always liked him.


January 06, 2009 - Msg 69142: hey, y'all~~
boy, this place sure produces a lot of readin' if a fella don't stop by ever' day.
well, it's a New Year... that last one seemed to go on forever! I think that's because it was so hard. mebbe this here year will be easier, then next January I'll be sayin' how 2009 just flew by!
you all be good and play nice. I'll make a prayer list as I catch up readin' so those in need just know that I'll include ya.
~~love, Leon

January 06, 2009 - Msg 69143:
God bless ya Leon, thanks bro.

January 06, 2009 - Msg 69144: Well storms kinda not to bad here now but more coming...just a reminder i will be gone to valdosta Ga (about 5hrs)near the Fla line with Miss Sherry in the morning till Friday afternoon,visiting her daughter at college...will try to holler if I can get on line...yall eat good and I will be praying for ya all!...peace and love porch..SPOT

January 06, 2009 - Msg 69145:
Ro, I saw the "Lucy" episode you speak of.

I'm sure all the porch is familiar with "Lydia" on TAGS. Well some of you may know this already, but I saw her today on a M*A*S*H episode. She is Frank Burns WIFE! I could believe it. Lydia is another one of my favorite TAGS re-occurring characters. I don't think I've seen her on any other T.V. shows besides M*A*S*H and TAGS.

Spot, be careful with those storms!

Thomas A. Moody

January 06, 2009 - Msg 69146: What I really meant to say about Lydia being Frank Burns wife is I could NOT believe it.

Thomas A. Moody

January 06, 2009 - Msg 69147: How funny, Thomas A. I'll bet Lydia was perfect as Mrs. Frank Burns!! It just so happens that my MIL was watching Bonanza today and guess who was on it?....HELEN CRUMP. She was playing the daughter of a Jewish traveling merchant. She really looked great, though. She had long, wavy chestnut colored hair and had a sweet look about her in those prarie clothes and the oldest brother (Adam, I think) was smitten with her. Anybody see that episode of Bonanza. I only got to see a few minutes of it because I had to get Erin from school.

Thanks for the prayers Leon and DES.

Mavis, how do you make cowboy beans (can't believe I'm a Texan and don't know)?

Take care SPOT, and bring me back something when you go to the Florida line...maybe a ship in a bottle?

I just got an apple pie out of the oven..can ya'll smell it? Come on over and have a piece for a bedtime snack.


January 06, 2009 - Msg 69148: Good evening my family, hope everybody is having a wonderful Tuesday. It's been raining since last night, and got more heavy stuff still to come, tornado watches, flood watches and the whole nine. Could get rough. Hope you all are doing ok. And I'd never noticed that Frank Burns wife was Lydia gonna have to look for that. Asa, dear I hope you are doing better. You know you can lean on us anytime you need to. Hugs to you. Tomorrow is my last day of work for the week got a long weekend coming up and I'm looking forward to it. Ya'll have a good night, and for the ones in the path of all this rain please be careful--Salty Dog

January 06, 2009 - Msg 69149: Well, for pete's sake! Where have I been? I'm a MASH fan, thought I'd about seen them all at least a dozen times, and I absolutely cannot recall an episode that showed Frank Burns' wife! I can't believe it would be Lydia, either - Frank was so terrified of her, or at least terrified of losing her money, and there sure isn't much that's very intimidating about Lydia.

Boo, I had that "Bonanza" episode on today, too. Helen did come across well in that role. Actually, I like "Bonanza". Hokey, corny and contrived though it might have been, it was still good. Three fully grown men still living under their father's roof doesn't sound right, until you put it in the context of the times, and the fact that they did indeed have an "empire" to run there, which required the efforts of all four. Also, it was pretty much understood that if the sons married, they'd build a home on the land somewhere and have their own household. That was implied in several episodes. There just weren't that many marriageable women, I guess. Anyway, family loyalty and respect for one's elders was stressed, and that has to be a good thing.

Well, guess I'll hit the hay. The carpet cleaner man is coming in the morning (thanks, Starr!) so I have to be up early. Honestly, Maltese are so stubborn at times, and notoriously hard to house train. She knows, she just doesn't particularly care, the little brat. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69150:
Boo, I think I've seen that episode with a longer haired Helen Crump. She seem a little less, well nicer.

On the M*A*S*H episode with Frank Burns wife, it's a season 3 episode called "There's Nothing Like A Nurse". The Lydia scene is actually a "home movie" of Frank's wedding day. Very funny, but the actress that plays Lydia really does that type of role very well.

Ro, we've got a few chihuahua's. They seem to house train well. We love them. The Mrs. and I call them our "grandpuppy's".

Thomas A. Moody

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69151: Good morning everyone. Well, as good as it gets this early. We are having some lead abatement done here at work and the boss couldn't be here today so I got elected to be here at at 6:00 a.m. to let the contractors in the building. Since we are having some freezing rain I had to leave the house early. Of course it's 6:02 and no contractors yet... But I'll give 'em the benefit of the doubt ;).

It's so quiet at this hour. Now ASA, don't get them dogs riled up.

TOM MOODY: That's funny about Frank Burns' wife. I can picture that episode clearly. Never noticed that before but it's goo casting!

ROMEENA & BOO: Who can forget a teenie-bopping Helen Crump in "The Blob?"

Never really watched "Bonanza." It was before my kid wghen it originally ran, and I guess wasn't repeated much when I was a kid. We were too busy watching "Planet of the Apes," "Kung Fu," and "Kolchak: The Night Stalker." My dad was more of a "Gunsmoke" kind of guy.

We got Nora a collection of the "Christy" tv series that aired in the early 90s starring Kellie Martin and Tyne Daly for Christmas. They seems pretty good so far--kind of have a "Little House" feel. The only thing that is giving me a little pause is that there seems to be a love triangle developing between Christy, the (unmarried) minister, and the local (atheist) doctor. All I read about the series gives it high marks for its wholesome, family fare. Anybody familiar with it?


Well, since I'm here (no contractors yet!) and on the clock I'd better get cracking.

BOO: Coffee on?

Who has doughnuts?


January 07, 2009 - Msg 69152: THAT is an interesting statement, Thomas A..."We have a few chihuahuas". I'm wondering just how many "a few" is? Our Gizzy is well-trained, too, and he came to us that way. His original owner never let him out of the house and he went on pads, like Starr, but when he went to a foster home, he was housetrained. He is a very good little dog, but he is very protective of us and not so friendly with strangers. I guess that is typical of chihuahuas. That dog is as smart as a whip, though. He is extremely observant and able to understand alot of what we say to him. He recognized many words and phrases. Hey, was that ME bragging about a dog? :)

Hi Ro, I am not a Bonanza watcher, but since MIL has been here, I watched it once or twice and I enjoyed it for the most part...it was a little syrup-y for my taste, but enjoyable to a degree (I like looking at Little Joe...the purty boy, who became the purty MAN in Little House on the P). ;)

Great to share my morning coffee with ya, Me-They. You must have been up really early to drive through the freezing rain and get there by 6. Your post reminded me of the "Night At the Museum" movie. Did you ever see that one?

It has been so many years since I saw the Blob, I don't remember Helen in it...I guess I will have to rent it one night.

Must face the day...


January 07, 2009 - Msg 69153: Almost forgot, M-T, I wanted to ask how things are going with Nora since she is back in school. Erin seems to be doing better, especially near the end of Christmas break, but now that she is back in school, I am having to correct rude behavior again. There seems to be a sweetness and need for affection beginning in her that is very good to see, though. She is finally beginning to see that the world doesn't rise and set on Erin. Prayers for our sweet girls...God has a plan and created them to be a little spirited. They will probably be the types with self-worth who won't be so easily led by peer influence or boys. My hope, anyway. If we can just be sure they are respectful of their parents and authority....


January 07, 2009 - Msg 69154: ...or sun, rather.


January 07, 2009 - Msg 69155: Good Wednesday Porch. Hope everyone is okay today.
Work has been busy this week, trying to see clients but also trying to make sure I have the ins#rance changes from them that often come with a new year. I don't have a secretary so I do all my own billing, scheduling and phone calls. It is usually manageable but the first of the year it is sometimes hetic. It will work out by the end of the month.

My kids are on a 2 hour delay with school today, many areas of the county have flooding apparently. Still cool, rainy and damp with temps supposed to drop and some snow flurries this evening. Driving will be a problem tomorrow if the snow comes as predicted with all the water on the roads.

Looks like I missed out on the doughnuts so I will get lunch today: homemade chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, chips, pickles, peach cobbler for dessert. tea, kool aid to drink.

Maybe we can meet at Olive garden for dinner. I like to plan ahead.

You all have a blessed day.

Big Maude

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69156:
Boo, I say a "few" because it's actually three, but our oldest daughter flew the coop and took her (Java) with her. That left our 18 year old daughter's (Bambi) with us. She got very depressed when Java left, so we got a seven week old about 2 weeks ago. Her name is Buffy, and man is she a bossy little tat. Bambi depression went away and is she ever busy trying to keep her "domain" from being owned by the 7 week old. Funny stuff.

Me-They, did the contractors ever show up, since you did?

Thomas A. Moody

P.S. Come someone give me the command to make a bold letter?

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69157: Yep, they did TM. 6:30. That's a half-hour of beauty sleep I'll never get back ;).

To do bold, you type < b > (without spaces) and then type < / b > (without spaces) to turn it off. Italics are done the same way, but with an "i."


January 07, 2009 - Msg 69158: BOO: Nora generally is getting better, too. She really is a sweet, sensitive girl with a good head on her shoulders. Hopefully, between our trying to be patient with her when we can be as she approaches "the line," and firm but calm when she crosses it, we're accomplishing some serious bud-nipping. Glad that your situation is getting better with Erin. Tell the truth, I bet you know how I feel when I say that I've never loved a pain-in-the-butt more.

Thanks for lunch, MAUDE. I had chicken noodle yesterday, though, so I hope you don't think it rude if I stick with my Plan A for today: turkey avacado with pesto sandwich on foccacio. A local shop makes them and they are gooooooood.


January 07, 2009 - Msg 69159: Good Morning Porch! Hope everyone is doing well this morning. I got an email from TOM he is doing ok, just a little down lately & not much into talking, he is skimming the porch though and asked me to tell ya'll he was ok so ya'll didn't worry. Thomas A. aren't Chihuahuas something else? I have 2 of them, the bossiest little dogs in the house, they don't know they only weigh 6 pounds and these rotten Bull Terriers make it worse by running from them when they go into "piranha mode" funniest sight you've ever seen, a 60 pound Bull Terrier turning herself inside out trying to get away from a 6 pound bratty Chihuahua. Both of mine are rescues and just the sweetest little things (at least to us) Big Maude we have the same thing over here, only we have high winds to go along with it, nice huh? NOT! And yes Boo that WAS you bragging about a dog! HA! I'm glad to see he got to you that way, aren't animals wonderful? Here's the recipe for the Cowboy Beans for ya:
Cowboy Beans
1-1.5 lbs Ground Beef (browned)
2 cans Red Kidney Beans
2 cans Great Northern Beans
2 cans Pinto Beans
2 cans Black Beans
1 bottle BBQ sauce (I use Hunt's Hickory & Brown Sugar)
1 med. onion, chopped
1 med green pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large crockpot mix everything together, cook on low for about 5 hours.

Easy, good & serves quite a few people. HA! I have switched all different kinds of beans in the recipe, but those are the basics. I also put different seasonings in it, yesterday I used some garlic powder and some of that Liquid Smoke, good eatin! (disclaimer: I, Mavis Neff, will not be held responsible for any gaseous releases that may or may not be caused by or related to, eating said Cowboy Beans) teehee

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69160: Oh, TAM I meant to respond to your question, I see Me-They beat me to it, here's a website you might like. http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp
Rafe sent that to me a long time ago when I first started on a computer, helped me alot. Where is Rafe anyway, I miss having him around.

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69161:
SPOT- If you do give us a holler, just dont
dont yell up an alleying saying "fish" ha.

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69162: HAHA, you got that right, Me-They. It's amazing how they can push your button so much one minute and then melt your heart the next.

Rub it in, Mavis....yep, I admit it. I'm in love with a Chihuahua...he's my sancho and would defend me to the death. I should have named him Zorro or Don Juan, maybe. Thanks for the recipe and the update on TOM! That sounds wonderful...think I'll make it (does sounds pretty gaseous, though).


Thanks for lunch, Maude. You and your's stay dry and safe.

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69163:
Ro- you mentioned Bonanza, but it was also the same on The Big Valley. Three grown men living with their mother! ha

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69164:
Mavis- 'round these parts we call that 'chili'! ha

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69165:
Well, I'm a little "disconnected" with my comments
today, but I am not disconnected! ha
Good to hear that TOM is ok.
...Then there is the Moody household with 4 grown daughters at home. teehee
Ya all have a blessed day!
Good to see the NFL and college players givin'
god the glory!

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69166:
6 am MT? Man you are right there with Ro and Spot!

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69167: You are a bird in this world! A bird in this world.

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69168: This is only a test.

Thomas A. Moody

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69169:
Thanks ME-They for the command for bold letters. Wish you could have slept in for 30 more mins. I hope you get you some over time out of it.

Thomas A. Moody

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69170: pop quiz

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69171: test

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69172:
Question 1. What's the Emancipation Proclamation ?

Question 2. What's the best way to remember 1776 ?

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69173: Well, there were these folks, you see, and they wanted to get themselves emancipated, so they wrote up this document, and they called it the Emancipation Proclamation. --Romeena

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69174: Barney: "We....."
Andy: "the.."
Barney: "We the....we the..."

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69175: Hello Family:
Been quite awhile since I've been able to stop by. We had an ice storm here last night, but now the temps are raising and the wind is howling. Sure hope the power stays on. How about it SPOT, can you run a 'lectric cord this far? I've got some reading to do. Stay safe ya'll. ~New Neighbor

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69176: Hey there, NN! Been missing you! Hope your weather doesn't get too bad. We've got 56 degrees, clear skies and no wind right now, supposed to stay in the 60's and 70's next few days. We'll see some more icy weather though, before spring comes. February and even early March can be really nasty sometimes.

My carpets are fresh and clean, the house smells nice, and if a certain little short, fluffy person who lives in this house with me doesn't use a bit more discretion, she's going to find herself in deep trouble! After the carpet man left, I shut her in the bathroom to keep her off the damp carpets, hopped in the car and went to lunch with Eloise. We made a couple of stops after lunch, and when I got home, my sweet son was here, and had just finished taking down ALL of my outdoor Christmas lights! Even the deer! What would I do without that boy?

Toye Starr, on the other hand, had met him at the door, having released herself from the bathroom somehow, and was just having a good old time, leaving tiny footprints all over the freshly fluffed carpet. Oh well, footprints I can handle. Piddle, not so much. The bathroom door is a slider, and even though I had wedged something between the door and the jamb, making the door very hard to move, she had managed it. A three-inch opening was all she had, but it was all she needed! She just shimmied through, and had the run of the house, the little brat. She is something else.

Well, guess I'll go find some supper. Have a great evening, everyone, and be blessed! --Romeena

January 07, 2009 - Msg 69177:
Hello porch family...cold and windy here in SC. Some power out in some places but not here.

It's been a couple days since stopping by so I've got to read the archives. Been busy getting ready for my tour. I leave out this Friday and won't be back home for 3 1/2 weeks. Hope to have internet service so I can check in but if not you'll know that I'm praying for you all.

Ro....I can just see little Starr escaping from that bathroom and having the time of her life on that freshly fluffed carpet.... running and hopping up on the step-up going into your computer area. hehe!

Mavis....that recipe sounds good. I'll print it out and give to my wife. She likes getting new, easy recipes.

T. Moody.....sounds like Buffy is going to keep the household lively. They are so fun to have around. My daughter has been home from college during the Christmas break and of course her little dog (Jake) has been here. He just brings so much joy to us. We always miss him when she takes him back to school but she's home most weekends.

Well you all have a blessed night. Praying for all the porch family.

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69178: REV! Good to see you and hope you are able to check in on your tour. Prayers for you.

I am up at 4:30 with a bit of a tummy ache. Just ate a little bit of cereal to see if it would help. Hope the rest of you are sleeping soundly at this hour.

Glad you could stop by, New Neighbor. Stay warm!

Guess I will try to go back to sleep for a little while. See ya with my morning coffee :)


January 08, 2009 - Msg 69179: Good Morning Porch, woke up to a bunch of white stuff on the ground today yuck. Hopefully it will go away soon. I'm ready for Spring. Good to see New Neighbor popping in too. Boo, hope you feel better. I think I'm gonna go back to the ironing board for awhile, ya'll have a blessed day--Salty Dog

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69180: Thanks Salty, I was able to go back to sleep and am feeling better now. I have sort of a chronic problem that comes and goes when it comes to my stomach. I have one of those hernias in my esophogus and sometimes it causes me epigastric pain, especially when I lay down. I have to try to stay away from certain foods, eat smaller meals and try not to stress and it usually takes care of itself within a week or so. Enough about that...

I would love to crawl back into bed and get some more sleep after I take Erin to school, but I have to take Leah to the vet today. I hope I can get her into the suburban. My dad has been over-feeding her and she has really expanded since the heartworm treatment a year or so ago. I will have to lift her and push her out when we get there. She always puts on the brakes when she realizes she is at the vet's office.

Yesterday, there was a big mess over on mom and dad's street. It was on the news and everything. It turns out that a month ago, a neighbor shot and killed himself and yesterday, while his wife was going through his things, she found a homemade explosive devise in the pocket of his coat. The bomb squad came and detonated it after they closed off the area, and they searched for hours for anything else in the home that might be explosive. Can you imagine? What in the world is going on with people? They are going crazy and taking themselves out. I am thankful he decided not to take someone else out with him.

Better get going.


January 08, 2009 - Msg 69181: Hey Y'all! Just popping in real quick,have a lot of catching up to do online since I have been busy with Laci the past few days.Mavis,thanks for letting us know about Tom.I'll try that bean recipe sometimes-sounds good.
Asa,prayers for you my friend.

I know that Bonanza episode with Helen-it's a good one.I like Bonanza more so than Gunsmoke or any of the other Westerns.Pretty men,for sure!
As far as M*A*S*H, I know that episode well,but never picked up on the fact that Lydia was Frank's wife!
Well, I'd better go. I'll see y'all later at Olive Garden.Maude you drive carefully on those roads now.
possum under a rock

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69182:
Prayers for ASA? What's wrong with Asa??

Thomas A. Moody

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69183: Thomas A. Moody,I just got caught up on the past few days. My prayers for Asa are in reference to his post MSG 69094. He asked for prayers at that time.Didn't mean to alarm you there.
possum again

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69184:
Possum- I see you more like the Nick Barkley type! haha (you know, from what you've told us.) :)
Olive Garden sounds good! Ever been to Carraba's
Italian Grill? gooood, as andy would say.
REV- my prayers go with you brother.
Preach it up good, the world needs it more than ever right now.
Breaker, I'll catch ya on the flip side,

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69185: Is this a convey, Rubber Duck?

Just wanted to stop by and say howdy. Have a great evening.


January 08, 2009 - Msg 69186: That's convoy. Oy.


January 08, 2009 - Msg 69187: Well, I guess I could have been referring to Bert Convey. Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket.


January 08, 2009 - Msg 69188: Well MDC,I don't think "Barkley" is an Italian name,but that Nick sure is a purty man! Ha Ha

So was Bert Convy,for that matter.LOL

possum again

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69189:
So MT, what exactly were you trying to con-VEY?
Darn complicated language!!@#%$& haha

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69190: English? Complicated? Surely you jest. --Romeena

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69191: Nice little porch here. Is this for TAGS discussion? Or just ordinary conversation?
Just call me -

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69192: Is it Sally who likes to dance with Al?

January 08, 2009 - Msg 69193:
Hello porch family......Well I've got the motorhome all pack and ready to roll in the morning. Thank ya'll for your prayers.

OK....Gunsmoke, Big Valley or Bonanza......I like Gunsmoke hands down. I'm not much on Bonanza.

Good game on between Fla and OK.

MDC...Carraba's is good. I eaten there several times.

Well I better get some rest for tomorrow. Prayers for all the porch family. Hope to be able to check in. Ya'll take care and have a blessed night.
Remember....tonight when you close your eyes, God never closes His eyes...He is always watching over you....HE loves you!

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69194:
Possum: Gotcha. Thanks, I just didn't read the archives and see Asa's request.
Asa, we love ya man.

Rev, spread the gospel and drive safely. Hey, these gas prices sure are nice, huh? (or do you run diesel?}


Thomas A. Moody

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69195:
ME-THEY: I remember playing that 45 over and over again when I was a young'un. Can't remember the guys name. I think he was a "one hit wonder".
Well I cheated and google the song. The singer was C.W. McCall. "Mercy sakes alive, we got us a convoy!"

Thomas A. Moody

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69196:
Hello Sally, and welcome to the porch. This is mainly "chit chat". Even though Lydia hates chit chat, that's what you'll mainly see here.
Grab yourself a rocker, and enjoy the breeze. Folks here are great. They'll make you feel like the Guest of Honor!

Thomas A. Moody

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69197: Hello Sally, we talk TAGS and just plain conversation...not much politics since the election is over, thankfully! ;) Grab a rocker and join in.

I have a migraine since yesterday afternoon and it's still with me, although, better than it was. I was afraid to take anything for it because of my stomach trouble so I have been trying to suffer it out. I might have to chance it and take something today. I have things that have to get done.

"Over and under..."


January 09, 2009 - Msg 69198: Oh, forgot to say "hey" to REV. Drive safely, as always, and Lord bless you and the Mrs.

I better go get Erin up and ready for school.


January 09, 2009 - Msg 69199: Breaker Breaker,1-9,this here's the Leopard Lady-ha! Yep,that was my handle back in the ole' CB radio days.My stepdad got me a CB for my 66 mustang (no,I don't have that car anymore-I wish!) and he was "The Bobcat".Hence,the Leopard Lady for me.Haven't thought about that in a LONG time! I remember my friends and I would sit in the car at lunch time during high school and talk to folks.There was always some fellow out there,the "Traveling Turkey" we'd talk to. Spot,was that you?! Hee Hee Breaker Breaker good buddy!
Boo,hope you shake that migraine off soon.That's one miserable feeling-I sympathize.
Welcome to Sally- feel free to join us here whenever you're not busy dancing with Al!
Yeah,Thomas A.,I know Asa will appreciate all the prayers-thanks.
Rev.,you travel safely now,my friend.
Let's all head over to Cracker Barrel for breakfast.We'll just put it on Spot's tab!
possum under a rock

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69200:
Hey Folks

Winter is in full bloom on the Catt County end of the Porch.

Boo-I hope ya get to feeling better.

Sally-Welcome and yes, we discuss TAGS, we discuss recipes, lunch, history, mayo, vicks, WKRP, and just about anything else. All becuase Floyd built this great big little Porch for us. A word of advise, in just a bit, a fellow named Me-They ( I know what you're thinking but, I guess, it's a family name) will be showing up here all pleasant and nice.. be aware. If he inquiries whether you are a "living constitutionalist" ,or the such, don't engage him. Be polite, but firm, and tell him, No hablo englais.

Me-They How ya doing buddy?

Rev-Gunsmoke, all the way.

Back after while,

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69201: Good morning, all. Just got home from work - a long, boring night. Don't have to go back until Sunday night, goody goody.

Sally, you're most welcome here. As others have said, just about anything might be discussed here at some time or other. We just try to keep it respectful, and of course, clean. Things got a little rowdy during the election campaign (I'm guilty!) but that's all behind us now. Just hop aboard and enjoy!

REV, you be careful out there. I'm glad you're in a southern state, not up there trying to herd that rig around on icy roads. That could get worrisome, I think.

Would love to stay and chat more, but I'm pooped! Think I'll round up little Toye Starr and hit the hay for a couple of hours at least. Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69202: Oh, yeah! While I do like Bonanza, I confess I'm partial to Gunsmoke. Jim Arness was a picture on that enormous buckskin horze he rode for so many years. That opening segment, with the horse running flat out, and ol' Matt just sittin' solid in that saddle, all one piece with the horse - wow! Loving horses as I do, and with a background of lots of time spent on a horse, you can bet that a beautiful bit of riding like that will get my attention. --Romeena

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69203: Morning porch, Thank Goodness its Friday. I am a bit tired today, guess getting back to a full work week has taken its toll on ole Maude. Working for a while this am and then home to do some laundy and dusting. Those dust bunnies are gonna carry us off if I don't do something with them Anybody want some extra dust bunnies? :)

Hopefully I will have a low key week end. I think we are supposed to out to lunch on Sunday with Patrick and his new female "friend". He is not calling her a "girlfriend" at this point but he sure spends a lot of time talking to her and has been over the her house several times. My daugther also "informed" me she saw them holding hands in the hallway at school this week. I told him to be careful because Little sister with big eyes and ears and a mouth is watching.. and she loves to tell things like that. Guess that is how little sisters are. I will let you know how it goes.

Lunch menu will be: chicken pot pie, maybe some cranberry salad as side dish. Honey bunn cake for dessert.

Better get to work.
Prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69204: Good morning porch, it's a balmy 30 degrees here today. Welcome to Sally, I know you will like it here this is just like one big extended family! I got a question for ya'll, what is up with TV Land playing those blasted infomercials in the mornings now? I noticed it yesterday and today both. I'd been off the past couple of days, and flipped on the tv hoping to find an ep of Sandford and Son or something and that was all that was on until like 9 a.m. Now they are starting that High School Reunion jazz again and I'm sure thats all that will be on for awhile now. Ok, I'm done with the soap box now, I'll get back to my chores around here. Hope ya'll have a blessed day--Salty Dog

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69205: good morning porch!!! salty dog, it
January 09, 2009 - Msg 69206: good morning porch, my prayers are with you... Salty dog we both posted comments at the same time and mine must be on venus cause it bleeped. ha. I was at the hospital the other day and i PARKED IN THE VISITORS parking slot and waited for an hour and not one person stopped by . You know i don
January 09, 2009 - Msg 69207: pappa bear THE mayor was above but the computers are messng up this way. anyone have a picture of mayors pike and stoner? or know if weavers sell them? I need one of each for our club. thanks. pappa bear the mayor

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69208:
Boo, dont forget to try Vicks on the bottom of your feet to get rid of that headache!
Welcome Sally! grab some squeezins and hop in anytime.
Auh20-- "there you go again.." ha with the Me-They
Well gee whiz there, you betcha I'm mad at Katie! Great Palin interview coming outsoon!
Possum, if you get satellite radio, they have a neat truckers station! Breaker Rubber Duck, it's gettin in-tense up here.
have a great day, prayers for all.
"Andy, this town's a piece of cake"

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69209:
Pappa bear, hey didnt see ya there. I got a package coming your way.

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69210:

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69211: Test

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69212:

What in the world is going one?

Thomas A. Moody

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69213: On not "one".

Thomas A. Moody

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69214: Well, doggone if I don't show up and have to fix the place! (watch those greater than/less than signs, folks) Howdy ya'll, it's AFD. Now don't fall over, I know it's been a while. Been dealing with lots of things and have just started being more active online in the last couple of weeks or so. Been through a couple of bouts of skin allergies, on my face no less. Makes a body (or face in my case) miserable. I felt like a regular Leonard Blush, having to walk around with a bag over my head. Also had some sick kids for a while, holiday visiting, our church moved to a different building - and with a small congregation it's all hands on deck. Lost the oldest and longest member of our congregation as well during the middle of December. So you have my apologies for not checking in here at the porch.

Skimmed the archives, and you all have my prayers for all the requests and such mentioned. Welcome to all the new folks as well. And congrats to you and your family Me-They, on the coming addition to your household. My nephew was born on 7/8/08, so it'd be cool to have a 7/8/09 birth - think you can hit 7:08 am/pm with a weight of 7 lb 8 oz. Now that'd be something to see.

My girls are doing well - busy as all get out. Reagan is still wired from the time she gets up til the time she falls asleep (around 11 pm - maybe we could get her and Laci together, Possum. Or maybe not, we'd both be beat to the socks all the time. *grin*) Evie is doing well, but seems to be having a few attitude issues of her own, so I can relate to what some of you are going through.

Well, just thought I'd check in and let you all know that AFD still walks the earth.

Prayers for all!
AFD (Andy's Favorite Dish)

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69215: Hey AFD! Thanks for showing up & fixing the Porch-I've been here a long time and I've never seen "The Lines" problem before. Don't think I would've been "ept" enough to tackle that.I can unbold the bold,and I even fixed the Italians,Oops,I mean ITALICS once! Ha!
We'd better keep those little gals (Reagan & Laci) apart.You're right,we'd be beat to the socks trying to rein 'em in!
Maude,don't you work too hard. And be careful with those dust bunnies-we don't want ya to dust 'em right into our chicken pot pie or anything!
Well,guess I'll mosey along.Y'all have a good afternoon.
possum under a rock

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69216:
Thanks AFD. I didnt know why all those lines were going thru my post. good to see you are OK. (Well, I guess that is a relative term. haha)
keep in touch!
"Now don't go Glenn Fordin' all over town."

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69217:
Anyone wanna buy some miracle salve?

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69218:
I'm buying no more of you "miracle salve". I used it, and my crows feet are still there!

Thomas A. Moody

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69219: "Leonard Blush, Leonard Blush, is that all you can think about is Leonard Blush?"

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69220: "Leonard Blush, Leonard Blush, is that all you can think about is Leonard Blush?"

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69221: Well Im back safe and sound..great trip..Boo all I could not mustard a ship in a bottle up all I could get ya was some moss from a tree...possum there is still some CB"s around this place....had seversl BIG base stations in the 70"s...ok let me get unpacked..hope yall eat well we sure did...back in just a bit to read...prayers and thanks for yours for our safe trip...they worked...SPOT

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69222:
Glad you are back safely!
Pryers for everyone.
have a good weekend and we won't be
sellin' no salve, just vicks!!(the REAL miracle save!) ha

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69223: That's PRaYERS of course!

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69224: Folks, please be careful in your entries. The "mayor" somehow, though I'm not really sure how, caused the underlines by using a "less than" rather than an apostrophe in the word "it's". I've never seen that one before so thanks to AFD for fixing it.

January 09, 2009 - Msg 69225: Uh...thanks for the moss, SPOT....it's the thought that counts.

Great to see ya, AFD! Hope your allergies are well soon (what a pain in the face!...remember the old joke: "Is your face hurting?...well, it's killing me")...sorry, couldn't resist a chance for some lame humor. Seriously, though, I know allergies can be miserable and I hope your's clears up for good. Once when Sean was a toddler, he had a thick, raised rash over his entire body, including scalp, palms of hands and soles of feet. It lasted for 6 weeks and docs said there was nothing to do but wait it out.

Great to see you, AUH2O! I have been missing you and your wonderfully sophisticated sense of humor (especially when it is aimed at Me-They).

Well, MDC, I think the vicks on the feet is for a cough, isn't it? Wonder where I should put it for a headache...forehead, maybe? Hmmm. :)

Thomas A., you might want to try VICKS on those crow's feet since the miracle salve didn't work. hehe

Keep us updated about your son's young romance, Maude. Inquiring minds wanna know...

"Hey" to Ro, Possum, Papa Bear and Salty.

Been a long day so I think I will retire to bed with a good book. Goodnight Mayberry.


January 09, 2009 - Msg 69226: Oh, I just remembered something...remember "HEAD ON"! Maybe that's what I need.


January 10, 2009 - Msg 69227: No problem, Floyd. That less than sign was accompanied by an 's', which is the strike key (marks out words). Guess mayor pappabear has some good sized paws. *grin*

Maybe I should have tried that Miracle Salve or Vicks on my allergies, Boo. The allergies are actually all better since I've finally - after over 3 months - figured out what caused it. I have rosacea and have been trying to find something to clean my face with other than just plain water. I had picked up some Cetaphil bar soap for sensitive skin and started using it, and it seemed like the allergy hit then. I quit using it after a couple of days, as well as the Eucerin Redness Relief cream I've been using pretty consistently for almost two years, in hopes that things would get better. They didn't - they got even worse. I finally got the first round under control with colloidal oatmeal lotion. All was fine for quite a while, but around the holidays I wanted to get back to wearing foundation again and I always use my Eucerin cream with it. Allergy round 2 hits and since I hadn't used the Cetaphil, I determined it had to be the Eucerin instead. Glad to finally have the cause pinpointed - because I don't want to go through the painful itching and dry skin again. I couldn't imagine being a toddler and going through something like what Sean did - bet you were as miserable as he was.

Bet my dust bunnies can beat up your dust bunnies, Maude! *grin* That's sweet about Patrick holding hands with his "friend".

Hey MDC! Good to be back.

Well, guess I'd better get off here and see if I can get Reagan to wind down. It's midnight and she's still going strong. Possum, you still up? *grin*

See you folks later - prayers for all!

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69228:
Morning Friends

The snow up here is fantastic. It has put a bit of a crimp into the remolding but it is still beautiful. One of the local weather guys said we my reach 300 inches this winter.

Spot-Speaking of weather guys, one of ours is heading your way, Chesley McNeil. I think he's going to Channel 11 in Atlanta. He is a hoot, seems like a real down to earth guy.

Boo-How ya feeling?

AFD-I sympathize with you regarding your allergies. Allergies, yuck! I bet that's part of the reason I enjoy winter so much. During the fall my allergies kick me around like a rented mule.But, then the frost and eventually the snow make breathing much easier.

Hey here's some good news, did ya'll see the report that ice in the Arctic is at 1979 levels? Maybe, just maybe, the sky is not falling.

Peace, friends!


January 10, 2009 - Msg 69229: Mornin' Y'all! Welcome home to Mayberry,spot!

I imagine Boo will hang that moss you brought her up in that tree of hers-probably put it right next to the "dead body" she found hanging out there several nights back! Boo,you feeling better? I don't know what to tell you to take (maybe some squeezins?!) for migraines,nothing works for me-they just have to wear off.But that Head On stuff is useless,in my opinion.Maybe Spot brought ya some Magic Moss-try putting that on your head!
AFD,I must've heard Reagan partying last night because I woke up around 12:30.You should've sent her to me- Laci wasn't with me so I had a vacancy at the Rock!
Auh2o,I think Chesley McNeil is in for quite a shock coming down South after doing weather reports in Upstate New York. First off,he'd best drop that first name "Chesley" and just go by Bubba! Instead of snow,he'll be talking heat indexes and hurricanes.
Well,guess I'll go make some coffee and something for all you hungry buzzards out there this morning.How about bacon & french toast? Y'all stop by & help yourselves.
possum under a rock