January 13, 2009 - Msg 69304: Hello to all my porch friends. Hope everyone is having a great day. Please pray for my friend Randy. His Mom is in intensive care and the doctors aren't sure she's going to make it.
It's cold here in NC today. It's supposed to be in the low teens for the weekend.
Gotta run; time for work. Prayers for all the porchsters.

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69305: Mavis, you are a sweetheart, worrying about me like that. But don't worry so. I may not check in as regular as I used to, but I am still alive and kicking.
Right now I am with my wife on another business thing. Had a hard time debating whether I should go or not, but I am kind of glad I did drive her there just due to the weather yesterday. The funny thing was that the back roads we had to take most of the way here were easier to drive than the interstate. Mostly because the back roads had less traffic and therefor less clouds of snow kicked up to blind you. And they did blind ya, especially those trucks on the interstate, wow!
I drove 40 most of the way here. Today is better, just a little colder. Not too bad though, just 4 to 5 below right now.
Anyway, we are here just until Friday, hopefully, and I miss Kai already. But she was happy to go to "Dodie's"(what she calls her grandma).

Still thinking and praying for your situation, Possum.
And CD, prayers for your friend's mom. That's got to be tough.

Oh, and MDC, you're not that far off. I might soon be working, though not at a job I can say I want, but beggars can't be choosers, I guess. I just have been having some different ideas on what my priorities should be right now and what kind of job would be beneficial all around, but that's another story. I know I need to look into some sort of training, just a short course at the tech school here, to make it happen.

Well, friends, have a good day wherever you are. After we finally made it to the hotel, it was so nice to turn on the tv and find TAGS playing on Tvland. Makes you feel a little less far away from the comforts of home.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69306:
C darling-thanks for the info and update, will
indeed be praying for Randy's mom and the whole famly. Good sweep.
God bless,

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69307:
And didn't see you there sterling for all the
blinding snow. Glad you are OK.

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69308:
My this place looks spotless.

BTW Spot, how'd your barn turn out?

Boo: Did you get your vehicular problem worked out?
And to answer your question as to why we never get tired of watching TAGS, I don't know. I think that that show portrayed a wonderful way of life that anyone with a decent heart wishes for.

Hazel: I didn't know how you got your name. Frank Myer's chicken? Creative.

Possum: That was a great breakfast. Thanks.

Auh20: A Christmas Story is my favorite Christmas movie. I watch it probably 10 times each christmas season.

Thomas A. Moody

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69309: I'm a slow typer. When I first started my previous post Charlene had JUST swept the porch off.

Thomas A.

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69310:
Porchsters, I recently found out that there is a small town in IL named after my 3rd Great Grandfather's 2nd son. Another way of putting it is he was my 2nd G. Grandfathers younger brother.

Buckner IL, pop. 479! I feel famous.

Autographs freely given on the porch steps.
Thomas A. Moody

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69311:
I think SPOT should have us all over for a
Barn Dance! Whadda say spot? Sure, we didnt carry
a single plank or pound a single nail, but why
split hairs when it comes to a dance? haha
Here is a neat porch name that I am surprized
no one has taken: Eagle-eye Annie! ha

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69312:
No more carefree hours.
No more doin whatever you want.
No more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69313:
MDC: Ooooo. Rod-n-reel! Why didn't "eye" think of that one?

Thomas A.

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69314: Hey gang just been busy...anybody got anything to eat?...SPOT

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69315: nice, real nice

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69316: Well, Thomas A., my old suburban is running ok right now, but we are looking for another one while we can still trade this one in. You asked about Zach. He is the son of my best friend, Karen, who passed away over a year ago. I guess I would describe him as a nephew. His mother and I were best friends (more like sisters) for 20 years and I helped bring Zach into the world. We are very close and I am probably the closest thing to a mother now for him. Thanks for asking and for your prayers and concern. He's a good kid, with some really tough things to deal with. He is one of those smart, straight A, great athelete kind of boy who has so much going for him but has some major obstacles to overcome. I guess I need to send a picture of him to Ro for the album so you can see who you have been praying for.

Gotta go, have a big meeting with the youth pastor and youth committee...seems the youth pastor has not been living up to what is required in his job. He's a good guy, I just think he has some personal problems.

Talk to you all later.

It was great to see you, Sterling. Hope you have a wonderful time away with the mrs.


January 13, 2009 - Msg 69317: Oh, forgot...you like a Christmas Story, Thomas A?...Well, I'm here to challenge you to a quote-a-thon...."I triple dog dare ya!".

By the way, I think we love Christmas Story for the same reason we love TAGS (and never get tired of either one).


January 13, 2009 - Msg 69318:
"You should see what it looks like from out here!"

Thomas A.

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69319: Food....I need Food!...been working outside and im starved...MEAT-TATERS!......hee hee...idol starts tonight!...FOOD!..(snicker).SPOT

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69320: Oh boy. I wanna get in on the quotes Boo and TAM.
"It... it.... it was.... soap poisioning."


January 13, 2009 - Msg 69321:
Spot:Meat and taters don't sound bad, but I'm gonna have some hot-wings and pizza rolls with a corn dog.

Boo: "I want an official Red Ryder carbon action 200 shot range air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time"

Thomas A. Moody

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69322:
Asa: "I told you we should have used Life Buoy".

Thomas A.

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69323: "Shut up Ralphie!"


January 13, 2009 - Msg 69324:
"Daddy's gonna kill Ralphie!"

Thomas A.

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69325: I still did not get any food!...SPOT

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69326:
Wow Spot. How 'bout a bag of Dorritos?

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69327: Very good, Thomas A and ASA. Asa, I figured you would want to join in and I'm glad you did.

"You used up all the glue...ON PURPOSE!....Not a fing-uh!"

Stand still, SPOT, I'll throw a tomato at you.

SPOT, I hated to miss American Idol last night, but had to go to the meeting. I will be in front of the TV next Tuesday night, though. How was it last night? Any hilarious auditions?

It is pretty cold her this morning. I actually had to cover my MIL's outside plants because we were predicted to get a freeze last night. That doesn't happen often here.

Better finish the coffee and get moving.


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69328: Hey y'all. Just checking in-had Laci last night too.But,we did sleep pretty good. Just busy,busy!I will catch up with y'all by tomorrow-hope all's well.
Take care!

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69329: "What a great lamp."
Morning folks. Hope you are all having, or will have a great day. Sorry for you folks in the mid-west and east coast for them temps. But it's been wonderful here. Near 50 yesterday. Unheard of around here in January. But I love it. Still have a few feet of snow on the ground but it's melting fast.

Ha Boo. His line "not a fingah" just cracks me up. He loved his lamp. His wife detested it.

"We don't want to waste electricity"


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69330: Good morning porch, I'll take some of that 50 degree weather! It was down in the 20's this morning, and calling for snow tomorrow yuck!! Sorry I've been MIA the past few days, had some kind of the crud thats been going around but I'm feeling better now. Hope you all have a great day. Salty Dog

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69331: Morning to you all today. Been a bit busy this week so I haven't been by. It is cold here this morning around 19 and supposed to be in the single digits tonight and tomorrow night. No snow but some ice around the area.

Things have been pretty routine on my end of the porch which is a good thing.

Has anyone read "The Shack" by Wm Paul Young? I just finished and I recommend everyone read this book if you can. It is a wonderfully written book that will change the way you think about a lot of things in your life especially your relationship with God. I have not been able to stop thinking about the story and how it has impacted me. I know I t usually keep my posts pretty general but I felt compelled to share this book with all as I know the porch is filled with wonderful Christian folks who would get a blessing from this book.

Okay now on to lunch. I think we will do a brunch of sorts today: french toast, eggs, bacon, maple syrup, muffins, fruit. coffee, tea, juices. We can eat about mid morning and take care of breakfast and lunch and then be ready for a big supper!

Prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69332: Hi all,
Still here with the Mrs. She didn't get done last night until after 7pm, so we didn't go anywhere afterward, as there is nothing around without a half-hour drive anyway, and it with the icy road and cold temps, it was just as well we stayed in.

Still missing the Kai. And apparently vice-versa. Last night she told me she knew what her mommy and I could do after mommy got back from work; she said we could pack everything up and drive home. Friday seems so far away.

Haven't read that one, Big Maude, but then I don't read too much as it is. Glad things aren't chaotic on your end of the porch.

2 below zero this morning here. Hmmm, it's warming up! ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69333: Good morning everyone. It’s been awhile! I was out of the office on a staff “field trip” on Friday, and laid up at home on Monday and Tuesday. We had some large limbs come down during an ice storm earlier last week and I spent Saturday dealing with that. Guess I overdid it and wrenched my back. My back muscles have never been the same since I moved an organ an injured them years ago (couldn’t just leave it where it was, could you mom?!?). Anyway, it’s still painful but manageable today so I’m back at the salt mines. Just don’t sneak up behind me and holler “fish!”

Prayers for all the requests and for those in need this today.

Welcome to Sally. As far as any remarks that have been made about me, I’m sure they exaggerate. By the way, are you a Federalist or anti-federalist?

AFD: I’m glad you checked in and still among us. Don’t be such a stranger. That’s surprising about the Eucerin. The Mrs. and Chad have eczema and the Eucerin is just about the only thing that helps and won’t burn when they get dry patches. Maybe we can lock Veda and Reagan in a room and let them wear each other out. I feel your pain.

MDC: Didn’t mean to start a CB tribute page with my “Convoy” reference. Boy, I remember that craze well. I guess the today’s iPhone-mania comes closest to a modern analogy. Anyway, keep on truckin’!

POSSUM: Thanks for the clean shorts. Now I can be in an accident without that worry.

BOO: Prayers for Sean. I know it must be difficult for him, and for you and Bruce. But, there is a plan with a capital “p” and I’m certain Sean has a special role in it.

MAUDE: You never know, it may be that Patrick and this girl are just friends after all. I had a very close female friend in high school and for a year or so after. We were together much of the time, did things together, talked on the phone almost every day, and such. We even held hands on occasion. But we were nothing more than friends. We dated other people, and our relationship was never physical beyond the occasional hug. Both sets of parents would roll their eyes at our frequent declaration that we were just friends. I still have very fond memories of our friendship and learned a lot about women and friendship from it. Sadly, our friendship had a bad ending. We sort of grew apart, and after not really having much contact for about a year or so tried to get back in touch. Long story short, we decided that maybe we could date. That lasted two weeks. We ended ruining the possibility of continuing on as friends because we took it too far. I’ve run into her a few times since and it’s always been awkward.

AUH2O: Are you traveling to Washington by train or bus? If I see you on television I’ll wave.

Speaking of recommendations (thanks, MAUDE), the Mrs. and I watched the movie "Bella" this weekend. Five stars! It is one of the best movies I have ever seen. A tremendous witness. MDC: sit down with your missus, pop some corn, and catch this flick. You, especially, will appreciate this film. I cannot recommend this movie strong enough.

Well, I’ll be back later. I’ll see what I can do about a moulage…


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69334:
Possum: Sit down Possum, what's your hurry? Didn't you hear Dr. Brean's sermon?

How 'bout this one Asa and Boo: "I don't think a football is a very good Christmas gift".

Thomas A. Moody

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69335:
Glad you are back in the saddle Me-They.
You could put you head in a sling in a closet,
I heard that helps! ha Hang in there!
I don't know, saying "hey dude, sup?" on an iphone just
aint the same as "yeah,breaker pigpen, we're clear clean to Flagtown; but ya wanna back off them hogs another five mile or so." haha
Will someone please feed Spot some Gravytrain! teehee
Prayers continue for Zach and all.
God bless,

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69336: buil up the fire it cokd here

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69337: Good morning, all. Been working, but am off now until next Sunday night. That is, if you don't count the 7 a.m. unit conference tomorrow. Argh.

You know, there really was just a certain charm to the CB thing, that doesn't exist with cellphones and the like. I can't really explain it, but maybe it was the singular language that developed around it, the colorful "handles" and the sense of community, because a number of people could be involved at the same time. I think everyone enjoyed it, but the truckers pretty much had the market cornered. Those "knights of the road" could build a whole world for themselves, wherever they might be, and you just can't do that with one phone call at a time. I wonder, do truckers still use CB's? If not, why not?

Spot and Boo, your pictures are in the album. Folks, check out Spot's new barn, and you can see Boo's friend Zach - what a handsome, sweet-faced young man! Also, there's a lovely shot of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Is that the Frio, Boo? I think I recognize the scene, but the way the rivers wind through the hills, it may not be the spot I'm thinking of.

Well, better go feed little Starr. She's in here punching my ankle with her cold little nose. She just hates it when I stop off at the computer in the morning, before going to the kitchen.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69338: Thank you for putting the pics in the album, Ro. The picture of the river is near Hunt, Texas, when we went to Mo Ranch summer before last. That is actually the Guadalupe River.

Nice barn, SPOT...are going to paint it red?

Very busy day for me today so can't chat long. Good to see you Me-They..."Bella" was the film Bruce and I went to see and I got sick right in the middle of it (after eating at IHOP!). I never saw the rest but I guess I need to rent it. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement where Sean is concerned...it helps more than you know. Sorry you are having some back troubles. Prayers for you. How is the missus? Hope she is able to get some rest these days.

Thank you for your prayers for Zach, MDC. I really appreciate it. Was it your suggestion that I send a picture of Zach for the album? Anyway, there is one in there now.

Better go ...


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69339: BOO: You have got to renmt it. If you haven't seen the last 1/2 hour, you've really missed it.

The missus is doing well, thanks. She is getting ready to transition jobs. More on that later.


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69340:
Romeena: Please resend me the address to your photo album. I've lost it once again.

Thomas A.

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69341: Nevermind Ro. I just found it.

Thomas A. Moody

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69342:
Spot: Good job on the barn. Plenty of room, and now I'm envious!
Just looked at your pics in Ro's photo album. I've never heard of the "Lineman's Rodeo" before. Do you ever hum "Wichita Lineman" in your head?

Thomas A. Moody

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69343:
Me-They, I absolutely LOVE your homeplace. That looks like a paradise to me. What state is that?

Thomas A.

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69344:
TOM? Was that you talking about the cold?
Hang in there brother.
Hey, I got a map with all there CrackerBarrel
locations when we were there last weekend.
It looks like HAZEL has one up there in Boise,
so after SPOT's BARN DANCE, we can all head up there and sit on the rockers!! heehee
More later,

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69345:
"Breaker, breaker there Miss Ro, this here's the Cuz, headin' up I-45 for Boise town, come 'on.
Any smokeys lookin' thru the front door, or is it open wide?
Come back."
Yup, I see what you mean Ro, there is a certain "ring" to it. ha I had XM radio for a year
when I bought my pick up truck and they had a
neat station for truckers. The DJ was a super
nice older gentleman, and his wife joined him
sometimes. I think it was channel 178, but I'm not
sure anymore.
Prayers continue.
Here's a general question for ya all; Did St. Paul ever explain what the "thorn in his side" was? Or was it just some unknown trial? thx.

"This car is in a no parking zone and he's gettin a ticket. I don't care if it belongs to the governor himself!"

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69346:
MDC: on the thorn in the flesh....

"2COR 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure."

It's a "messenger of satan" to keep Paul humbled. The Apostle Paul sought God on three different occasions to deliver him of this issue, but the Christ repsonded that His grace was sufficient.

As to what exactly it was, he never directly says, however some think it may have been the fact that he had very poor eyesight, which may have been cause by his very powerful meeting of the Lord Jesus. It's found in Acts 9:1-20.

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69347: Thanks, TOM MOODY. I live in mid-Maryland.

Well, I'm going to check out the new pics and head out of here. Check Point Chickee over and out!


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69348:
Thank you 69346 whoever you are...

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69349: Interesting passage of scripture, isn't it? (2 Corinthians 12:7). I guess people have been speculating about that one for 2000 years. What a guy Paul must have been. Not long ago we were talking here on the porch about how the ancient historian Josephus gives and eye-witness account of seeing Paul and someone even told what it said here, I think. Anyone remember? I think there was something about bald and being somewhat crippled or something....

OK Asa and Thomas A: "Show me how the piggies eat...Mommy's little piggy".


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69350:
MDC, 69346 was me.

Thomas A. Moody

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69351:
hazel, can you reserve 20 rockers for us porchsters?

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69352:
Boo/Asa: "Fah rah rah rah rah, rah rah rah rah."

Thomas A.

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69353: Asa/ThomasA: "You'll get worms!!"


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69354:
Thanks TAM,
"over and under-

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69355:
Common CB Radio Ten Codes
10-1 = Receiving poorly
10-2 = Receiving well
10-3 = Stop transmitting
10-4 = Message received
10-5 = Relay message to _____
10-6 = Busy, please stand by
10-7 = Out of service, leaving the air
10-8 = In service, subject to call
10-9 = Repeat message
10-10 = Transmission completed, standing by
10-11 = Talking too rapidly
10-12 = Visitors present
10-13 = Advise Weather/Road conditions
10-16 = Make pick up at _____
10-17 = Urgent business
10-18 = Anything for us?
10-19 = Nothing for you, return to base
10-20 = My location is _____
10-21 = Call by telephone
10-22 = Report in person to
10-23 = Stand by
10-24 = Completed last assignment
10-25 = Can you contact _____
10-26 = Disregard last information
10-27 = I am moving to channel _____
10-28 = Identify your station
10-29 = Time is up for contact
10-30 = Does not conform to FCC rules
10-32 = I will give you a radio check
10-33 = Emergency Traffic
10-34 = Trouble at this station
10-35 = Confidential information
10-36 = Correct time is
10-37 = Wrecker needed at
10-38 = Ambulance needed at
10-39 = Your message delivered
10-41 = Please turn to channel
10-42 = Traffic accident at
10-43 = Traffic tie up at
10-44 = I have a message for you
10-45 = All units within range please report
10-50 = Break channel
10-60 = What is next message number?
10-62 = Unable to copy, use phone
10-63 = Net directed to
10-64 = Net clear
10-65 = Awaiting your next message/assignment
10-67 = All units comply
10-70 = Fire at _____
10-71 = Proceed with transmission in sequence
10-77 = Negative contact
10-81 = Reserve hotel room for ______
10-82 = Reserve room for _____
10-84 = My telephone number is ______
10-85 = My address is _____
10-91 = Talk closer to the microphone
10-93 = Check my frequency on this channel
10-94 = Please give me a long count (1-10)
10-99 = Mission completed, all units secure

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69356: "fer sure, fer sure"

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69357:
Hey Folks

Cold here too Sterling, it's 3 degrees now. We hit -8 during last night and tomorrow ( and Friday) there's a chance we won't get above zero. But, this weekend we're gonna warm-up into the 20's and then we will having the rest of the siding put on the house.

Me-They Of course Sally is a Federalist, you can just tell she's good folk. And, I wouldn't go to the inauguration if it was in my front yard. That being said, I say a prayer for the man everyday. I just hope he's one-an-done.

"Our hillbilly neighbors, the Bumpuses had over 785 smelly hound dogs, and they ignored every other human being on earth except my old man!"


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69358: Where is "Over and under" on that list?

Wow, all the way up to 20 degrees Auh2o? Better get out the shorts and flip-flops because that will feel pretty warm after -8! Stay warm.

Great quote, Auh2o..how about this one (you'll have to fill in the blanks)..."Sons-a-b******' Bumpuses!!" :-)


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69359: "Where is Flick?...Has anybody seen Flick?..." :)


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69361:
"Come baaack, come baaack".

Thomas A.

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69362:
THREE degrees???????? Goldwater, where are you at? That ought to be illegal. It's suppose to have a high of 27 here tomorrow, and I thought that was cold.

"Don't bother me, I'm a, I'm thinking."

Thomas A.

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69363: Hey boo thomas...yes the barn is far from done...will be red with white trim..hey mavis,Rev,hazel....gosh yall did take a break to go to the movies with miss Sherry...saw grand torino the new eastwood movie....very good movie if ya can just overlook the language....ok....i work tomorrow so i promise i will carch up...prayers....SPOT

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69364: Good evening, all. Just got back home, have been at Parkland Hospital all day with Eloise. John, her son-in-law who who was in the motorcycle crash a couple of months ago had more surgery today. You'll remember that they operated to pin and repair both broken bones in his left leg. That's healing well, but he still can't put any weight on it for another two months. They knew he had a fractured kneecap on his right leg, but because there was such deep tissue damage on the knee, they had to let that heal before they could operate. Otherwise, the closure would have been too tight and would have limited the movement of the knee. That's healed now, so they had healthy tissue to work with. The top half of the patella had a longitudinal fracture, and the bottom half was shattered into several little pieces. They also discovered a fracture in the fibula, just below the knee. They put it all back together, and his leg is in a brace now, has to be kept perfectly straight for 30 days, then they'll start gradually flexing it, a little more each day. It's going to be a painful process, and again, no weight bearing. He's going to get awfully tired of that wheelchair. His attitude is great, though. He says he's just glad he can look forward to a day when he CAN get out of the chair. It's not a permanent thing. Bless his heart.

As for the uninsured moron who hit him, the police finally found him. John spoke with him by phone. He has no money, has filed bankruptcy, and has no prospects for ever having any money. The only course open to John is to sue him for his own lost wages, pain and suffering, etc., - and he'll never collect a penny, because the guy doesn't have squat.

I simply cannot understand how someone who has no resources would still make the decision to drive uninsured, knowing that if he hurts somebody there's not one dratted thing he can do to make any kind of restitution. Driving uninsured is about the most stupid thing a person can do, and thousands do it every day. Fortunately, John carried uninsured motorist coverage, but that pays his direct expenses only. It doesn't pay his lost wages, and offers no compensation for the pain he has gone through and will still go through, and for the permanent crippling he's almost surely going to have. I'd like to see somebody just smack that guy into the middle of next year, but it won't happen.

Well, enough of that. I'm still mad, seeing John lying there all pale, leg muscles wasting away, sweat on his face from the pain, and making no complaint. Meanwhile, the creep who hit him is going his merry way. Oh, I think he did actually say he was "awfully sorry". Yep, he's right about that.

Have a great evening, friends. Maybe I'll be in a better mood in the morning. --Romeena

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69365: Ok, I've got 20 rockers reserved at Cracker Barrel tomorrow. I assume we're just going to sit and rock and visit until our table is ready inside. Now, as visitors to my fine city, I want you all to be on your best behaviour. Napkins will go on the lap! And no hollering at the table. Does anyone need direcdtions?
Funny, talking about Bible verses. There's one I remember from many years ago; and for some reason it has stuck with me through out my whole life. When I was about 15, I went to girl scout camp, and became friends with a gal who tried somewhat sucessfully to get me to become a believer. Anyhow, the passage was (and I'm quoting from memory instead of looking it up in the Bible) "For you shall go out in joy and be lead forth in Peace. The Mountains and the Hills before you shall break forth into singing and all the trees of the hills shall clap their hands." Isaiah 55-12. Honestly, I am not sure if that's the exact way it goes, but it sure has stuck with me thru the years. (and I'm in my 40's and admit it)
I don't know what brought that memory on, but I guess you can't deny a whim.
- Hazel

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69366: Ooops, typo. Not direcdtions. I meant directions.
- Haze

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69367: Evenin' Porch,
I just wrote out a LONG post and the censor denied it and didn't say what was the problem. I think it was because I was typing the thing on my phone and the Porch just didn't take kindly to it. Anyhow, just wanted y'all to know that I'm right here. This past weekend was crazy with Nicholas having his first military ball (and date-sorta). I have been very sleepy this week and moving at super slow speed.
Me-They- Glad y'all made it back safely. I have had 2 back surgeries so I know all about back pain. Lie down with your feet and knees elevated. Put ice on wherever the pain is for 15 minutes. Every hour do this and it will help.
Spot- I heard that movie was good. I do have a hard time with bad words. My husband tonight was reading a joke and it had a curse word in it. I had to turn away from him. Sometimes I feel like an old fuddy duddy.
I'll read the archives later. I'm tuckered out.
Sterling-Y'all be careful on your ride home. I really liked what you said about if you have TAGS you feel at home. I feel the same way. When I travel to my parents I often bring my TAGS DVDs because when I'm in bed I can lie there and dream of home while watching TAGS.
Y'all take care now, ya hear?

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69368: Good to see you, Lucy!

Good one, Thomas A....here's another: "I like the Wizard of Oz. Do you like the Wizard of Oz?"

That is just terrible about John, Romeena. Thank God is he going to be ok, though.

I remember that verse, Hazel. We used to sing a Chorus in the 80's with that verse in it. Glad you "went with" the whim.

I am going to take a minute and brag on Christian school. Last weekend, I was walking through the parking lot of WalMart with Erin and she started singing loud and clear, "Standing, standing, standing on the promises of Christ my Saviour...". There were people around but she didn't care. I asked her where she learned the words and she said they sing it at her school. Then a couple of days ago at home, I hear her singing (she is only seven), "In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, with a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me. As he died to make men holy, let us live to make men free. Our God is marching on. Glory, glory hallelujia...", etc. I had no idea she knew it but they have been singing it at school. I'm telling you, hearing your seven year old singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic will make the hair stand up on your arms. We are very blessed to be able to send Erin to an affordable Christian school and I thank God for it.

Well, better get her put to bed!


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69369: Speaking of The Battle Hymn of The Rupublic. I would enjoy some civil war discussion with some of you history buffs. How much of the civil war was really about slavery? Are you out there, Me-They?


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69370: Lucy if ya can look over the bad words Grand Torino is great...Miss Sherry did pick at me ....well....let me just put it this way...the whole room laughed and cried together....hey Boo,Romeena,Rev,Asa,hazel,my good friend possum,...Maude lets feed this bunch in the morning at your place...I will bring the eggs and ham....well let me get otis put up...love ya porch

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69371: that was me SPOT....

January 14, 2009 - Msg 69372: Do you think that John Brown's actions and Harper's Ferry were the major reason for the civil war Me-They (or anyone)? I ask because it seems I often hear people say that the civil war was about much more than the slavery issue. Is that true?



January 14, 2009 - Msg 69373: Oh no, looks like I have a boo-boo...


January 14, 2009 - Msg 69374:
Hazel, that was pretty much right on. I check it out myself. Great verse.

Romeena, I hate that about John. His lucky (I hate that word) to be alive. I ride a bike myself, so I can especially sympathize with him.

Boo/Asa: "The Cubs traded Bullfrog".

or this one "What was the Lone Ranger's nephew's horse's name?"

Good night Porch!

Thomas A. Moody

January 15, 2009 - Msg 69375: Hi friends,been busy,just aminute to say Hi.I just realized yesterday I have all your x-mas cards made out with stamps attached and never got them mailed,so,you will be getting them soon!I apologize,i've had so much going on the last two months I don't know if I'm coming or going.Take care. Hope I get to stop back by and read the posts and archives soon.-ky girl

January 15, 2009 - Msg 69376: "Victor...his name was Victor"...


January 15, 2009 - Msg 69377: Good to see you KYGirl. Hope you can slow down some.

I'm here with my mornin' coffee and feeling pretty good. I slept like a log last night, thankfully. More laundry to do today, sheet washin', grocery shopping and finish packing for the weekend away.

Possum, I saw Jubi's dad last night at church and he was saying that they hope she can have more chemo on Monday but they will have to retest her to be sure. He told me that it will be a tough round and that they will begin hydrating her with IVs before they even start and then she will be getting the stuff for three days. He seems very strong but I know Jubi's mom is having to be tough and give Jubi shots at home. That part is hard for her. Jubi seems to be taking it in stride, as usual, thank God.

We started Sean on 10mg. of Zocor, so we will retest his blood in a month. Prayers, please, that it is effective. I am having my doubts about it bringing down the LDL sufficiently.

Better get on with it....I am starting to feel like I'm doing a monologue here...where is everybody these days?


January 15, 2009 - Msg 69378:
Morning Folks

It is winter again here today - 3 now and they say that's gonna be the high for the day. We have a weather advisory for 2-3 feet of snow tonight into tomorrow. I have to say, as crazy as it sounds, there is something just wonderful to be in the middle of weather like this. It's kind a like being in awe of something.

Thomas- My porch is in Western New York.

Romeena-That is just horrible what John is going through. He does sounds like a good guy, a smart guy.

Hazel-I'd love to grab one of those rockers.

Boo-In my humble opinion, the Civil War was most definitely about slavery. Many call it a States Rights issue, which is true, but let's not forget the issue was slavery. You can blame it on Lincoln for not giving the South more time to resolve the issue. You can blame it on the Deep South "forcing" the Upper South's hand. You can even blame it on the Founders who punted the issue knowing full well that the slavery question would be answered with blood. I have my ideas regarding the blame but the number one cause of the Civil War was slavery, human bondage, those for it and those against it. About John Brown, I believe he was just a symptom of the times not the cause of the war.

"Aunt Clara had not only lived under the delusion that I was perpetually four years old, but also, a girl."

January 15, 2009 - Msg 69379:
oops, that was me.


January 15, 2009 - Msg 69380: Morning all.
Love them quotes. "I looked like a deranged bunny"

Auh20, stay warm buddy. January is always hard to get through for me. And I agree with your take on the Civil war. Although I'm not real well read on it, everything I have read would support your comments.

Ro, thats just sad about John. I sure wish him well. People can be so darn selfish, driving without regard to what happens if they are involved in an accident without coverage. ALTHOUGH the way I am feeling right now about insu rance companies.... well I won't go there.
Hey to KY girl and Lucy and to all. Gotta get. Gotta big meeting in Mt Pilot today.
Prayers to all.


January 15, 2009 - Msg 69381: Mornin' Y'all. Still haven't caught up with all the Porch stuff,but I will. Reason I am not online much when Laci's here is that my computer is set up in what you'd call the "junk room" of the house- I sit amongst boxes of Christmas stuff, old toys of Laci's and all sorts of things a 5 year old could get into. She'll follow me in here now & then and start pulling out stuff or beating at the keyboard,etc. I try to check in when she's sleeping,but we all know how that goes! Anyhow,hope all is fine.I'll read back on the past few days soon.
Prayers continue for Zach,Sean, & Jubi, Boo.

Spot,you put some extra hay in that doghouse- you see how cold it's gonna get down here the next couple days? I think they're predicting 9 degrees one night for us! Y'all are gonna be below zero with wind chill, I heard! Too cold for my Southern blood! Stay warm- Lucy you too! Hope Rev's got some electric blankets in that RV of his!
Y'all take care & will see ya soon-love to all.
possum under a rock

January 15, 2009 - Msg 69382: MDC,check your e-mail. Sending you a little note.

possum again

January 15, 2009 - Msg 69383: Just got a call telling me that my 1st cousin has uterine cancer.Stage One and hopefully hasn't spread into lymph nodes,or she'll need chemo.If you would keep Kim in your thoughts & prayers,it would mean a lot.Thanks.

January 15, 2009 - Msg 69384: Good morning everyone. It was a chilly 18 degrees this morning. Our low tonight is supposed to be 6 degrees. The biggest blessing in that is no one will be wearing flip flops ;-).

BOO: I agree with AUH2O regarding the primary cause of Civil War. Many will claim “states’ rights,” but then you have to ask, rights regarding what specifically? The answer to that is the right to determine slave ownership for themselves. Tariffs and such were secondary concerns and had been so for years and years. You need only read any southern newspaper leading up to the war to determine its cause. True, the vast majority of southerners did not own slaves and would not have said, “We are fighting for slavery.” But—and this is a huge but—it also is true that slave-owners were the decision makers and leaders of the South, including its newspapers. They controlled the government, the economy, and the media. Southerners were whipped up into a frenzy of resentment over what they were told was Northerners telling them what to do. Slave-owners turned it into a public need to protect pride and honor. It also is true that the southern economy was established on slavery. Many thought that without it their economy would crumble and so be at the mercy of the northern establishment.

I also agree that John Brown’s raid was more symptom than cause. Certainly, it was another nail, but the catalyst (not direct cause) was Lincoln’s election. Brown’s intention was to start a wide-scale slave uprising. Of course, that did not happen. Interestingly, many people today think “loon” when they think of John Brown. He sure was a radical and, arguably, homicidal. But his contemporaries, including southerners, did not consider him crazy. It was early 20th century historians, fueled by anti-black sentiment that peaked in the early 1920s (when the KKK was at it’s zenith with millions of members), who branded Brown a crazy zealot. Zealot, yes; crazy, probably not.

Okay, that’s enough of that.

Prayers for all today, especially BOO's Sean, Jubi, Zach, ROMEENA's friend and POSSUM's cousin. Please say a prayer for my Mrs. She’s having a tough time today dealing with several issues.

I’ll be back for a less dusty visit later.


January 15, 2009 - Msg 69385: Thanks Lucy, I will be careful.

Good for Erin, Boo. Don't you just love that?! I know my mom was flabbergasted when Kai rattled off the beatitudes. My mom thought she just knew one or two of them, but Kai recited the whole passage.
And I love how she recites them, with such expression.

Prayers for John and Kim.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 15, 2009 - Msg 69386: Prayers for Mrs. Me-they as well.


January 15, 2009 - Msg 69387: HI.

Come now,my Lord, and comfort me,
The lightless night is here.
Oh, take my hand and chase away
The sadowed wings of fear!
Now while I walk the dark unknown,
Be ever close and near.
Oh, comfort me, love of my life,
My JESUS sweet and dear!

January 15, 2009 - Msg 69388: Hi, porch friends
Hope all of you are staying warm today. It is supposed to get down to 5 degrees this weekend; extremely cold for this area.
MDC, a Christian friend told me the Bible mentions Cain and Seth having families outside of the Garden of Eden, and he was wondering if God had created other people besides Adam and Eve. I usually get bogged down with the geneaology, so I was hoping you would know.
TAM, you are hee-larious. Gotta love those Convoy posts.
Prayers for all the porchsters and God bless you all.
C Darlin'

January 15, 2009 - Msg 69389:
SNOWING on my end of the porch. Should be no accumulation, though.

No doubt the Civil War was over slavery. My 2nd Great Grand father fought in the war (Union), as did his younger brother Moses. Moses was wounded in the battle on the Hatchie River in Tennessee by a Rebel who shot him in the left arm just below the elbow.

Did I mention the town of Buckner, IL (pop. 479) was named after Uncle Moses?

I'm now from the south, but glad the north won. We have a family in our church that is of the race which were enslaved. They're some precious folks, with great kids.

Asa, are you taking the bus to Mt. Pilot or are you borrowing the squad car? Hope them roads are clear enough for travelin'.

Me-They, prayers for the Mrs.

Possum, sure wish we could baby sit our grandson like that. Instead they thought they had to get upidy and move FOUR HOURS away. That's hard on me and grandma. We hate it!
But I've made this statement before, and still stand it....I'd rather them be in Texas and in God's will than next door and out of God's will.

But I'd rather them be in God's will a lot closer.

Thomas A. Moody

January 15, 2009 - Msg 69390: BOO and STERLING: That is one great thing about Christian education; the things that are hidden in their hearts. I know they won't remember the Bible verses they have to memorize each week, or enjoy every song they learn and sing, but that information is being tyucked away for life.


January 15, 2009 - Msg 69391: "He looks like a pink nightmare".

Thank you Auh2o and Me-They, for your comments concerning the civil war. Very interesting stuff. I am going to look up some things and do some reading, then I will get back to you when I can join in the discussion in a more intelligent way! :-)

Very cool about your family, Thomas A. I don't know that much about my roots, except that my 2nd great-grandfather was an African slave in one of the southern states...forgot which one...Georgia, maybe. After his emancipation, he married a white woman and so it goes. As far as I know, I don't have any relatives that originated in the North, although, most of my mom's family ended up all the way up in Michigan.

Better go put the sheets in the dryer..

Prayers for the mrs., Me-They, and for your cousin, Possum.


January 15, 2009 - Msg 69392: Oh, one more thing, Me-T...have you happened to have read the autobiography or any of the writings of Fredrick Douglass? I would like to find a copy to read...guess I should check the library in town. I think he is an interesting character, who to me from photos, is so obviously the son of a white man. I think his story of slavery and freedom would be fascinating.


January 15, 2009 - Msg 69393: BOO: You can purchase a copy of the Autobiography of Frederick Douglass for, like, $2 from Dover Publications. They are the ones who sell the classic thrift editions. It's very short.

I found the discussion of slavery followed by putting sheets in the dryer rather ironic, in an absurd sort of way.