March 02, 2009 - Msg 70687: Hey Y'all! I don't know,Boo- Have you ever watched those hunting shows during Rut Season? Ha! They can get pretty se#ual too! I'll still take Golden Girls over them any day.
That "High School Reunion"! Apparently,TvLand thinks folks want to watch it around the clock.It's bad enough that it even has a regular time slot,but they were supposed to run some episodes of "Leave It To Beaver" yesterday afternoon and guess what they showed? Yep,HSR. And this morning I had TvLand on,expecting "Good Times",but there was stupid HSR again. Give it a rest TvLand! Geesh!
Snow? Yeah,well,you could call it that. Some teeny tiny flakes were flying this morning.Lasted perhaps a half hour. Big Whoop. I have learned not to get excited down here in Lowcountry SC when they mention the "S" word. The Upstate got blasted though.I imagine Rev got a few inches at his place.
I saw news reports of lots of snow & power outages up around Maryland & the DC area. Wondering if the Me-Theys are okay-sure hope so!
Well,better go do everything I need to do online while computer is behaving.Y'all stay warm & take care!
possum under a rock

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70688: Ain't the Porch all nice and clean?!
Y'all are most welcome.

possum again

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70689: Did I sweep all of y'all off the Porch? Where IS everybody?
I know.. you're all over at Romeena's watching "High School Reunion"- She tapes them,ya know! Ha!
possum once more

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70690: HA possum yer a mess! I wasn't fussing about Hallmark putting on the Golden Girls as much as I was fussing about them taking OFF the Waltons, I love the Waltons and they could have taken something besides them off. Like how about instead of showing 4 episodes of Little House on the Prairie everyday, how about 2 of the Waltons and 2 of LHOP? I like both those shows, but given the choice, I always take the Waltons first.
Anyway, enough of my whining for a while, gotta get little Lizzy's tail bandaged back up and settle her down again, just noticed it was bleeding again. I swear this one is a challenge, feels like we take 2 steps forward and 1 step back with her. There has been lots of noise outside in the neighborhood today (loud mufflers, cars booming the bass, kids screaming, yelling and popping skateboards on the street) and the dogs just hate it, they start barking which in turn gets Lizzy wound up and she starts spinning and chasing her tail. Well, she got it again today and it's bleeding some again. Wish me luck trying to doctor her by myself, I usually have hubby here to help.
Later taters,

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70691:
Mavis, if i may ask, why arnt all those kids in school today? Do they get mondays off in your
neck of the woods?? haha
Possum- sounds like you're in a good mood today!
Now dont go playing any possum tricks! ha
Hope and pray that everyone else is ok.
REV- another good show --great!
Spot- who won?
MT- prayers continue.
Ro- another good email- may we all be vigiliant.
God bless, and check out my last post in the archive. may they all rest in peace.

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70692: To each his own, I just find Golden Girls distasteful.

Been a busy day and I am bushed. I still have to get ready and go to bible study at the rehab tonight...would appreciate any prayers~


March 02, 2009 - Msg 70693:
Prayers for rehab!

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70694: Hey MDC we had a dusting of snow here last night and our sorry school system called it off today! Drives me crazy! Good luck at rehab tonight Boo why was I thinking it was on Tuesdays?? Well, best get these dogs fed, they are starting to bark orders at me, literally.

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70695: Good evening, all. Just heading out to work, after a great, restful day of deep sleep. I feel so much better!!

Salty, I hadn't really thought about Sophia and her purse, but you're right. And how many little old ladies do you know who do exactly that, tote around some little old purse all the time and practically take it to bed with them? I can name three without even thinking about it. Hey, I may be one of them!

I agree, Mavis, they could have made a better programming choice. I'm used to bad choices with TVLand, but now Hallmark is failing us as well. Too bad.

Well, I'm off to the salt mines. Should be an easy night - a couple of annoyances went home today. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70696: Well gang at work we finally got cleaned up at work from the snow and ice about 3am this morning...all is well here....hey to all...let me get Otis put up...hey Rev,Boo,Ro,possum,ky girl...i got to check my mail too.....back in just a bit...Maude?...CHUCK? hungry...SPOT

March 02, 2009 - Msg 70697: Hello folks.

Just read through some of the archives. So sorry to hear about Zach dying at such a young age. I could never understand why some people do not get an equal chance at living a full life to hopefully make some significant positive changes. RIP Zach.

I also heard the news about broadcaster Paul Harvey passing away. Now that is what I mean about living a full life and making some significant positive changes.
I was fortunate to have worked with Mr. Harvey many years ago for a short time. He was a class act and he will be missed.

from Poor Horatio

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70698:
Hello porch family......Cold here in SC.

Possum.....the snow went north so we only got a dusting here. By the time I got home in the wee hours of the morning it was all gone.'re right....Paul Harvey's voice will be missed. But from all that I have heard about him, he was a Christian. With that said, we know where he in his own words..."And now you know the rest of the story."

Boo...praying that rehab went smooth and with great results.

Well gang, I have some news that I would like to share with you, my porch family. I have for years wanted a Taylor guitar but just could not justify the cost of them. Several folks on here that play guitars will know about Taylor guitars. Taylors are very nice guitars but rather pricey. Well last week I got a phone call from Taylor Guitars based in California. Their artist relations board shocked me by asking me to become a part of the Taylor Guitar family by becoming a Taylor Endosing artist. I was very honored (and shocked) that a company like this would ask someone like me to endorse their product. To make a long story shorter, after that phone call I received a top of the line Taylor guitar delivered to my door Friday just in time to take it on the road with me this past weekend. I got to use it in my concerts yesterday and it plays like a dream. This year marks my 20th year on the road singing for Jesus. HE sure blessed me with a wonderful 20 year anniversary gift. I am so thankful for HIS love! Just wanted you folks to know how good our God is!

Well gang I'm heading to bed and catch up on some sleep.
Praying for all the porch family. Have a good nights sleep and know that Jesus is watching over you......He loves you!

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70699: Good morning porch, hope all is well.

Congratulations Rev, you deserve such a wonderful blessing. What a awesome spokemans this company has chosen!

Very cold today, 12 degrees this morning as I left to come to work. I sure wanted to stay in my warm bed.

My kids are leaving on Friday afternoon for a Youth Winter Jam in Knoxville and will be back on Sunday afternoon. Should be a great youth experience for them. Hopefully, it will be warmer by then.

My husband is facing a cardiac conversion procedure on the next few weeks. Apparently at his last check up our PCP detected some atrial fib going on, sent him to a cardiac
doc who ran a echo on him. The cardiologist said that things looked good on the echo, and they are not sure why he has the atrial fib going on but they have started him on some meds and may do the cardiac conversion in a few weeks. Romeena do you or Boo know anything about this procedure? Please keep Mr. Maude in your prayers.
He does not seem to concerned and the cardiologist did not seem to think it needed to be done right away but guess I still worry.

Lunch menu will be: sub sandwhiches with ham, turkey, roast beef, assorted cheeses, lettuce, tomato, mayo if you want, mustard, grilled onions. potato chips, SLAW. chocolate brownie pudding cake for dessert. tea, kool aid to drink, see you at lunch.

Everyone have a blessed day.Prayers for everyone

Big Maude

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70700: Oh Rev how exciting! I don't play guitar, don't play anything matter of fact, but I do sing. Having sang & performed in a number of bluegrass bands I have been around alot of guitars and I have to say a Taylor guitar does ring out the sweetest sound and every one I have heard has wonderful tone. I bet you make that thing sing like no one's business! What color did you get?
I've got a couple of dogs to groom today, then have to get back on my stained glass project.
Ya'll have a wonderful day!

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70701: Didn't see you there Big Maude prayers for Mr. Maude & I bet the kids are excited about going to Knoxville. I hope it warms up for them. Sounds like a wonderful lunch, I'll be there.

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70702: Morning friends.
Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers on our behalf. It is much appreciated and is working. Mrs. Asa continues to get stronger each day. We love you fine folks.

Big Maude, I guess your Husbands condition must not be to serious, or they might have done that procedure sooner. You guys are in our prayers though. What meds is he on?

Rev, wow, what a cool story. And you give all the praise to the Lord for it. Ain't that just like you. Bless your heart.

Poor Horatio, boy I'd love to hear some Paul Harvey stories if you have any to share. He was one of my favorite news people ever. A great American who will be missed.

Hey Spot, is that snow keeping you guys busy? Been nice here, but more storms are due in starting on Thursday. But spring storms here in the rockies are pretty fun. It can be snowing like it's nobody's business one minute, and then the sun is out and blue skies the next. I love to go up in the foothills and face west and watch the squalls come in over the lake.

Well better go get busy. Ben Weaver is getting nervous.

Mavis, enjoy them Golden Girls, you hear. LOL


March 03, 2009 - Msg 70703: Good morning, everyone. Home from work - long, slow night, thought it would never end. I don't know which is worse, being run to death, or having almost nothing to do. Anyway, I'm home now, and little Starr is a happy puppy.

Have to shower and change and head up to the church for a funeral. A friend of about 25 years passed away on Saturday, of liver cancer. Her dear husband is just devastated. After the funeral, my SS class is providing and serving lunch for the family. Daisy had 11 siblings, so the group will be large - about 60 people, we're told. I'm going to make it easy on myself, since I don't really have time to cook anything. I'm taking a nice-looking serving bowl to Boston Market, and will have them just fill 'er up! I prefer homemade, but sometimes you do what you have to do.

There's a big fat robin in my rose island, scratching around, chasing worms, I'm sure. There are plenty of them out there, so he shouldn't have any trouble snagging a couple. I can't plant so much as a pansy without scaring up two or three wiggly worms. I'm glad they're there - they're a sign of good soil, and they help to enrich the soil as well.

I have the cutest little squirrel friend that's been hanging around the past few weeks. There are lots of squirrels out there, of course, but this one is special. He looks like a cross between two different kinds of squirrels, or something. The front half of his body is that gray/brown color, like most squirrels, and the fur is short and smooth. Then on the back half, including his back legs, the fur is a rusty brown, and much longer and fuzzier. He looks like he's wearing western chaps. All he needs is a pair of tiny sixguns slung around his middle, and a little Stetson hat. Too funny!

Well, I'm off to a relaxing shower. Hope I don't fall asleep in there! This is going to be a long day with no sleep, but I did sleep so well yesterday, it's carrying over somewhat. I'm off tonight, but have to go to a dinner at the church! Maybe I can get a short nap this afternoon, except I have a termite man coming between 2 and 3. If I do get a nap, it won't be much of one. Oh well, I'll sleep tonight.

Congrats, REV! You definitely deserve that honor, and I'm looking forward to hearing that instrument played. I told Millie York what you said - she said to please contact her, they'd love to have you come again.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70704:

Hey Folks

No snow, well, maybe and inch or so but it is chilly -5, this morning.

Asa-Glad to hear Mrs Asa is gaining some strength. You take care buddy.

Big Maude- Prayers for your husband.

Rev-That is great news. Enjoy it!

P-H I'm with Asa, I'd love to hear some reminiscing about Paul Harvey.

Spot-Ya keeping those lights on down south?


March 03, 2009 - Msg 70705: Mornin' Y'all. Now Mavis,I will take The Waltons over Golden Girls-I noticed that Hallmark knocked the Waltons off of their programming.Why on Earth these Channels can't leave well enough alone is beyond me!
Computer started up without a whole lot of trouble,but I can't get to either of my e-mail accounts-Hotmail & Yahoo. I'm thinking something fishy is going on. Besides hard drive getting ready to go,I'm thinking I've got a virus or spyware in here too. Don't know how,because I'm vigilant in protecting this system,but who knows? I am ready to start from scratch with a brand new one-just waiting on the funds!
Maude,folks are prone to panic & worry whenever they hear of issues with the heartSo much that we think is major is really small potatoes to the cardiologists. I speak from experience,having some heart troubles myself & having a grandchil who went through open heart surgery. Try not to worry too much.I bet Mr. Maude will be just fine.
Rev,I'm no musician,but I do have a huge interest in music & know that Taylor guitars are TOP of the line. I'm happy for you! Enjoy that guitar!
Ro,my sympathy in the loss of your friend.
The headlines in the local paper this morning told of a family friend's tragic loss- his wife & 19 year old daughter were killed in a car accident,along with a friend of the daughter.So very sad. Please keep the Boone family in your thoughts & prayers.Thanks.
Off to try to check e-mail again. Y'all take care!
possum under a rock

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70706: Grandchil? I'm typing like I talk- Southern! Ha!
possum again

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70707: Hi All.
cold start to the day at 9 and now it 14.
Possum do like I do and by the Waltons on dvd.
Beside I like the Waltons , Gold Girls.
Rom prayer for your friend family.

TOM :)

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70708:
Hello all! Just a quick one
Will be back later,

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70709: REV...congrats on the 20th anniversary and on the guitar ...maybe you,Andy and Jim Lindsy could get together and do some pickiing
SPOT...good racing this past weekend ....getting about time for us to get the boats ready for some fishing
Everyone have a great Mayberry day

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70710: Hey, porch. I'm home from the funeral and all my many errands. Waiting now for the termite control man. Ted found a small colony of them invading the door facing on the back door. He thinks they're just getting started. I'll get that area treated, and then get some beneficial nematodes and spray the rest of the foundation with them. Totally organic, and will control termites. I'm sure the termite man is not going to use organic products, but I've got to be sure that the colony is eradicated. The nematodes will prevent a further invasion.

I'm still swallowing hard and trying not to be sick. On the way home, the car in front of me hit a little squirrel. I managed to avoid hitting it too, but I could see in my mirror that it was flipping all over the road behind me. I just couldn't stand it. I circled around and went back - don't know exactly what I thought I was going to do, but I couldn't stand the idea of it just lying there suffering. However, thank God, when I got there, it was dead. It just breaks my heart. The little innocent wild things of this world always seem to suffer because of humans, just like little children suffer at the hands of adults. I wish little Fluffy Britches would show up out back, and make me laugh. Fortunately, I was about a mile from home when I saw the poor little squirrel get hit, so I know it wasn't one of my resident buddies.

Well, the termite man will be here shortly, so guess I'd better go. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70711:
Big Maude- I have been in a-fib since 1985 and probably before that and just didnt know it.
There was no cardio-conversion back then, so I was put on digitalis to get things a bit more regular, and an aspirin daily. Now I am on coumadin instead of the aspirin. They tell me that i have been in a-fib too long noe to do the conversion, but i know that they are pretty routine now to get the heart back into normal sinus rhythm. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HIM.
MD-! how ya doing these days??
Rev- congrats! Not sure what a Taylor is other than an "Andy" Taylor. ha Guitar-wise, I'm more along the line of an Esteban infomercial! ha
Ya all have a good evening.

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70712: Big Maude, I apologize. I intended to respond to your question, and didn't. Guess I'm still foggy from being up all night. Actually, I don't know a great deal about cardioversion. It's a relatively recent procedure, and wasn't being done very much when I was working with the general patient population. Where I am now, in postpartum, it's not an issue.

I go in and out of A-fib myself, have done for several years. Fortunately, I'm out more than I'm in, and the runs of fib don't last more than 5 or 10 minutes each time. Therefore, my cardiologist lets me get away with just aspirin and doesn't insist on Coumadin. I'm not in A-fib long enough at a time for a mural clot to form inside my heart, and that's the concern.

As far as the procedure itself goes, it's my understanding that it's not something you'd want to go buy a ticket to do, but it's not all that unpleasant either. I believe conscious sedation is used, and the procedure itself is very quickly done. If your husband's doctor recommends that he do it, I would certainly encourage him to do so. Sorry I don't have more information!

Now I'm off to a ladies' night potluck dinner at church. "Dinner in Denim", it's called. Goody! I'm in my jeans, a colorful t-shirt, and my old denim man's workshirt which serves as a very comfy jacket. May not be stylish, but I don't care.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70713:
Wow Rev.! Taylor Made guitars are great. You being an endorser speaks volumes of your professionalism. Congratulations are most definitely in order.

Thomas A. Moody

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70714:
Poor Horatio, I'm with Asa. I'd love to hear more of you rub with fame (Paul Harvey). I enjoyed listening to him for years. Dying at the age of 90, well, that was definitely a walking piece of history coming to an end.

Thomas A.

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70715: Hey auh2o,possum,boo,rev and all...I have just been so busy here..Tomorrow is Miss Sherrys B-day...the big 50...we are having a suprise get together for her...let me get these lights off at the porch and finish watching ya porch.....Maude you been cooking?...SPOT

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70716: Good evening, porch. Just got home from the ladies' potluck supper, and hearing a perfectly wonderful testimony from one of the women in the church. Eight months ago she learned she had breast cancer, and since then, has been through chemo, surgery, and radiation. She wears a wig for now, but her hair will return. She also wears a smile, all the time. She gives the glory to God, she praises her husband for his loving support and she tells it all with a delicious sense of humor. As tired as I am, I'm still glad I went.

I have now been on my feet for 28 hours, my ankles are swelling and not being a complete idiot, I'm going to bed. See you all in the morning. Be blessed! --Romeena

March 03, 2009 - Msg 70717:
Hello porch family....Thank you all for the kind words. It's already being used to write some new songs for Jesus.

Mavis....It's a spruce natural color on top with rosewood sides and back.

Maude....prayers for your hubby. I'm sure if the drs thought it was real serious they would be doing something quick.

Asa......still praying for Mrs Asa

Thanks Ro.....I'll contact Millie and get it set up

Possum.....prayers for the Boone family

M-D.....we will all get together and do some picking & grinning.

Well you all have a great night. I'm spending a day out with my daughter and wife tomorrow. Looking forward to it.
Prayers for all the porch family.

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70718: Hi All.
Will it going t be a nice day warm up to the 40 for the day.
I'm not going to git in on down feeling this yer win the 17 th come by.


March 04, 2009 - Msg 70719: Good morning Porch! Not feeling so great this morning, think I'm going back to bed for a while. Ya'll be blessed & I'll catch ya later.

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70720:
"Oh barney, you're always throwing your
education in my face." Saw that ep last night
on dvd. so funny.
"That's the differnce between a sharply honed
lawman and an ordinary jerk wearin' a badge." ha
Ya all have a great day.

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70721: tags rules!

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70722:
70721- Are you talking about the guidelines
of a common children's game, or are you saying that
the Andy Griffith Show is the best?! haha

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70723: Hello folks.

Rev, when you first mentioned you wanted a Taylor guitar, I thought you were referring to a guitar autographed by Andy Taylor. I'm not familiar with the Taylor brand. I own one Martin Sigma and two Fenders.
Congratulations on being chosen to represent Taylor Guitars.

For those of you requesting more information about my short experience with Paul Harvey, here it is.
Way back in 1979, in addition to his radio commitments, Mr. Harvey agreed to appear in short video segments to air once a week on the Good Morning America television program. At that time, Mr. Harvey was recording his radio programs over at the ABC owned radio station in downtown Chicago. I was part of the technical crew assigned to videotape Mr. Harvey at that location. We brought along a portable video camera, portable teleprompter and lighting to Mr. Harvey's radio control room. We waited until he finished his radio recordings. Then we set up the equipment behind the radio board engineer in the control room as Mr. Harvey sat at the microphone behind thick glass in the sound proof booth rehearsing his script. We videotaped him through the glass sitting at his microphone, with the board engineer in the foreground. When we finished about one or two hours later, Mr. Harvey would leave for home. We did this once or twice a month throughout 1979.
We (the crew) had very little personal contact with Mr. Harvey. However, we interacted more with Lynn (Mrs. "Angle" Harvey) and Paul Jr. (the son) since they were part of the production crew. I wish I could remember more details, but I was not in awe like some people get around celebreties. At some point during that same year, Mr. Harvey gave up his television segments. So that ended our professional relationship. And that's about it.
You can learn more about Mr. Harvey at,,20072778,00.html.

from Poor Horatio

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70724: OOPS, Mrs. Harvey's nickname was "Angel", not "Angle".

from Poor Horatio

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70725: Hello porch folks, thanks for the support regarding my husband. They are still trying to get his medications to the right level. I believe he is taking Warfin, a blood thinner. He has taken a asprin a day for about 20 years now and even though he struggles with a weight issue and takes blood pressure meds he takes vitamins, fish oil to help combat a family history of heart disease. He knows about the medications and medical stuff( as he is a pharmacist). He does not seem to worried so guess I should not worry either.

Lunch menu will be: chicken salad sandwhiches, chips, pickles, SLAW, little debbie cakes, tea or soft drinks. We can eat at my offie today as I don't think I will be getting out for lunch.
see you there.

Prayers for Paul Harvey's family as well as everyone else. Hope you feel better Mavis.

Better go back to work. see you all at lunch.

Big Maude

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70726:
Thanks Poor Horatio.

Thomas A. Moody

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70727:
APB FOR M-T. Where are you, my friend?

PH- thanks for "the rest of the story" and now
that dear man who shares your initials gets to
"rest FROM the stories" as he enjoys his
richly deserved reward.
Good DAY!


March 04, 2009 - Msg 70728:
Not sure why I doubled myself there.
PH- At first I thought you were going to
say that he gave you a mustache cup with roses
on it like Mr Frisbee gave to Aunt bee. ha
God bless him and may he rest in peace.

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70729:
Hey Friends

It's warmer here today,somewhere in the 20's, I'd guess.

Maude-Every time you make slaw here on the Porch I wish I had some here in my kitchen. Continued prayers for your husband.

Rev-That's sounds like a great day ya got going today. I love just spending time with my girls, 2 daughters and the Mrs. Have a good one friend.

M-T ??? Don't make me come looking for you.



March 04, 2009 - Msg 70730: Well gang just a quick trouble check...nice here in ga..going up to 77 Sun...go figure the weather in the south..snow one week and almost 80 the next...well yall come on tonight...Miss Sherry is the big 50 to day...bunch gona meet at Texas Road house for steaks....prayers....SPOT



March 04, 2009 - Msg 70732:
My, such youngsters that we have here on the porch! Just don't become "a wino on a cryin' jag"
today! haha
WOO HOO Congratulations!!

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70733: Good afternoon everyone. Sorry that I haven’t been around much lately. I guess I’ve just been in kind of a “blue” period. Not really down—just kind of detached. Thankfully, not from the family (who are doing great). But each day has been in the right direction (up!).

Happy birthday Miss Sherry!

I read online that Steve Martin (the comedian) had just put out a banjo CD. I knew he played but had no idea so well. I check out some song samples. He’s actually very good. A few heavyweights like Earl Scruggs, Vince Gill, and Dolly Parton also contributed to the CD. If you like bluegrass banjo, check it out. Also, in the interview he cited the Dillards (a.k.a. the Darling boys) as influences on his playing. Anyway, just thought I’d pass that along.

Watching the show about the Duggar family last night, one of the kids mentioned that they don’t watch much tv but that they had seasons of TAGS on DVD. Mayberry everywhere I look lately! Pretty neat.

Well, I’ll have to check out the archives and get back to y’all tomorrow. Prayers for all who need them today.


March 04, 2009 - Msg 70734: Well Miss Sherry says thanks gang!...well im gona put on a clean shirt and wash my feet and then its off to the party!..hee hee...SPOT

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70735:

Spot-Salute to Miss Sherry! Hope she has a happy 50th.

Me-They It is so good to see ya!


March 04, 2009 - Msg 70736: Me-They I saw the Duggar family getting ready to go on a vacation once, and they were all lined up near the bus, and Dad yells out...."OK what are the rules?" and the kids yell back..."Obey all rules!" I think I've heard other Mayberry references on the show as well.
jennie boone

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70737:
Cute jennieboone, and good to see ya BTW!

APB for Boo? Did ya go head first into the laundry pile? teehee

Barn: Deadheads the whole lot of 'em.
Andy: Did it ever occur to you Barney that WE work for the county.

God bless,

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70738: Good Evenin' Porch,
I guess you can say I've been awol for awhile. I haven't been feeling too good. Okay, I'll say it, though we aren't sharing with too many, I have morning sickness. I am 9 weeks along and just sick, sick, sick from the time I open my eyes until I go to sleep at night. As y'all know we have unfortunately lost 4 babies including Nathaniel the 35 wk stillborn boy. So, we are very nervous. I wanted to share with y'all because we really need the prayers. This pregnancy is very dangerous for the baby and myself because of my blood clotting disorder. I am taking heavy doses of Lovenox, but still my Mom whom has the same disorder, had a blood clot after she had me and she was the same age I am now. I hate telling people in case there is another loss and then I have to hear everyone's condolences. So far the baby is doing really well. I "saw" it today on the ultrasound just wiggling all around. Oh, and pray for Bryan because he isn't handling this news well, at all. He's in his mid 40s and doesn't want to be starting over again. He was mean about it at first, but I told him that he has to stop or the baby, Bryson and I would leave. He has overall.

Spot- Please tell Miss Sherry Happy Birthday!
Me-They- I am addicted to the Duggar show! Sometimes it feels as if it is one of the only decent shows that airs currently.
Boo- How are Sean and Erin doing?
Possum- You did a great job sweeping! Little Laci has been through so much. I forgot about her heart surgery until I read it above.
Tom- How are you feeling?
Auh20- How much snow did you get in the snow storm?
Romeena- I'm sorry to hear about your friend. You have such a lively yard!
Poor Horatio- My, you have lived many different lives in one, haven't you? Police officer, real estate, computers, and working at a tv station?!
MDC- I heard from my stepdaughter that y'all are having record heat. Do you have your air conditioner on already?
Mavis- I hope you're feeling better real soon! I saw your update on facebook, but didn't comment because I knew I was going to be rockin' here tonight. Is anyone else on facebook?
Rev- I'm so happy for you! You've come a long way! I, too, think it is wonderful how you give our Creator all of your glory!

Well, I need to get some sleep. I hope everyone is well.
Blessings to you and yours,

March 04, 2009 - Msg 70739: Well thanks, MDC. I am right here. I am still waiting for my new computer to come in and am using hubby's computer right now. Hopefully mine will be here tomorrow.

Really neat about the Taylor guitar, REV!!!...I would be more excited except that, "I hate the guitar. I don't mind the clarinet or the saxophone, but I hate the guita". JUST KIDDING!...I couldn't resist a Lydia quote (her name means "from the ancient city of Lydia, you know, but's she's not from there. She's from Greensboro"...

Maude, I don't think I have ever had a patient that had cardioversion but my dad has has a-fib since 1980 when he had an aortic valve implant. He has never had a stroke and if you were to see his EKG you wouldn't believe he was still standing! He does take Coumadin, which the other name for the drug, Warfarin, that you mentioned. It is one of those blood thinners that are pretty good but you have to monitor blood levels once a month to be sure the dosage is right because sometimes the dosage has to be varied. Many things effect the medication, such as other drugs or even certain foods. As Ro and MDC mentioned a-fib is not that uncommon and most folks do just fine. Prayers that all goes well.

Oh, by the way, should see the pile of laundry out by the could kill!!

Good to see you Me-They, glad things are a little less blue.


March 04, 2009 - Msg 70740: Well hey there, Lucy. We must have been posting at the same time. You will certainly be in our prayers. I'm glad you let us know so we could be here for you and with you in spirit. I am very sorry that your husband had that reaction, but I expect he is very worried about you. What matters most is that Jesus is with you, no matter what. Please stay in touch as much as you can.

Sean and Erin are doing fine, thank you for asking.

Julie (Boo)

March 05, 2009 - Msg 70741:
Hello porch family.....My wife, daughter and myself had a great time together today just letting them do what ever they wanted to! It was just good being together. We ended the day with dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Soooooo gooooood!

Spot.....tell Miss Sherry "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" for me. I'm sure ya'll are having a great time at the Texas Roadhouse.

auh2o.....yep....those girls just steal your heart don't they!

Lucy.....I'm praying that all will be well with the blessing that God has given you and your husband.

Boo.... I'm gonna play my guitar anyway.... you'll just have to cover your ears:)

You all have a good nights sleep and know that you are all in my prayers. God is good...all the time!

March 05, 2009 - Msg 70742: Good evening, porch. Lucy, it's good to hear from you, and with such joyous news. I do have to wonder how Bryan could react like that, when I do presume he was present at the beginning? I mean, it's not like you achieved this condition all by yourself! However, Boo's typically gentle reaction did make me change my focus just a bit. I'm sure he really is worried about your safety, but being mean to you about it isn't going to help anything. You must love him very much.

Happy Birthday to Miss Sherry! I know you had a wonderful time at the Texas Roadhouse, Spot, but I'll bet the steaks weren't as good as the ones you cook on your own grill. Be honest, now. Am I right?

How are plans coming for the cruise? I do hope you're still planning on going. It would be such fun to meet both you and Miss Sherry in person.

Me-They, yesterday I heard about a man whose OCD is just beyond belief. When the termite control man was here, he not only checked outdoors, but had to come inside and walk through every room, shining a flashlight along the angle where the walls meet the ceiling, and down in hidden corners. I was apologizing for the clutter and cobwebs (funny how you don't notice things like that until someone else is looking closely) and he said not to worry, it was cleaner than most houses he sees. I think he was just being nice. He did say that last week he was in a house that was cleaner than mine, in fact cleaner than any house he had ever seen. He said the man and his wife both have severe OCD. The man told him about it, because he had long strips of plastic taped to the floor, forming walkways through every room. He explained that he had put them down when he made the appointment for the inspection, and politely requested the termite man to walk only on the strips. Wow.

And some people look at me funny when I take my shoes off in the kitchen, before entering the carpeted areas of the house. I don't ask everyone to do that, because most people aren't here that often, but I figure it will help keep the carpet clean if I make it a habit, so I do. My carpet is the color of cream, and it still looks pretty darned good, even after four years. Except in my bedroom, where stubborn little Maltese girls have anointed it more times than I can count. Thank heaven for my carpet-cleaner friend.

Well, I guess Starr and I will head for bed. I plan to sleep very late tomorrow, since I have to work tomorrow night. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

March 05, 2009 - Msg 70743: Hi Porch, Good to get a chance to sit in my rocker for a minute. Been real busy. I haven't had a chance to read the posts, hope everyone is o.k. .My oldest son is supposed to come visit this weekend, haven't seen him in so long I can hardly wait.Well, prayers for all who need them, I'm off to the ironing board,-ky girl

March 05, 2009 - Msg 70744: Good morning everyone. It's been mighty chilly here lately, and today is no exception. Where's Calvin Collidge when you need him?

LUCY: Congratulations! Looks like we can be anxious together this spring. You will be in my prayers regularly.

JENNIE BOONE: Now that you mention it, I recall that episode!

ROMEENA: Thank goodness I'm not that bad. My biggest problem (when unmedicated) is that I notice everything that's not the way it's supposed to be. Typically, the urge rarely goes beyond thought and I've never been particularly burdened with having to act out. Hence, the anxiety issues. We all have our crosses, though, right? And I wouldn't trade my piddly ones for the truly big ones out there.

But, put yer shoes on!

REV: Nice about that gee-tar. Happy anniversary! The Cheesecake Factory is one of the Mrs. favorites, too.

BOO: I assume there's room for some more shorts in that pile? What's a few more? If my shorts take up too much room, I coould start wearing thongs. Hee. Hee.

I'll be back in a bit.


March 05, 2009 - Msg 70745: Oh, I did want to mention prayers for Mr. Maude.


March 05, 2009 - Msg 70746: Morning all.

Congrats Lucy. My prayers for your situation.

Happy Birthday Sherry. The big 50 huh? Spot better do something BIG for ya.

Ro, maybe you said and I just didn't see. Did you get your car back, and what was the little accident they had?

Auh2o, spring will be here before you know it buddy. How much snow you got on the ground? We have lost most of ours here in the valley this last week, other than on the north sides of things, but are supposed to get some more snow this weekend. Had just a dusting last night. Looks real purty here. Like God sprinkled powdered sugar over His creation. And not enough to have to shovel. Them are the ones I and my back like.

MDC, I see Warner resigned with the Cards for 2 years. If he's a tithe paying man, his Church will certainly prosper. :)

Thanks again for all the prayers on our behalf. The Mrs. looked and sounded better last night than she has in a couple of weeks. I'm not sure if I mentioned here what happened, but she had a bad reaction to a new medication she was on and we almost lost her. She spent several days in the Hospital, and they figure it will take several weeks for the stuff to get out of her system. But she seems to be getting a little better each day, thank the Lord.

Well best be off. Got a meeting today in Mt. Pilot. Then stopping for lunch on the way home at that new Diner on Highway 6. (translated stopping at Sizzler for the salad bar)
Hope you all have a blessed day.


March 05, 2009 - Msg 70747: Whoops. Didn't see you there MT.
Hope your feeling better.


March 05, 2009 - Msg 70748: Morning folks, just stopping by for a minute before my work day gets going. Prayers for you Lucy. Prayers for Me-They and everyone else around the porch today.

Thanks for the info BOO and Romeena.

Cold this morning but supposed to warm up nicely this week end. I am supposed to attend a Womens Conference On Saturday in Bristol. I am looking forward to getting together with some friends there and celebrating International Womens Day.
Should be a fun day and the proceeds will go to
an Abuse Alternatives Shelter there in Bristol.

Lunch will be: potato soup, grilled cheese,
chips, oatmeal cookies, tea, kool aid to drink.
see you at lunch.

have a blessed day.

Big Maude

March 05, 2009 - Msg 70749: For Me-They:
Maycomb was a tired, old town,
even in 1932 when I first knew it.
Somehow it was hotter then.
Men's stiff collars wilted by 9:00 in the morning.
Ladies bathed before noon, after their 3:00 naps...
and by nightfall were like soft tea cakes...
with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.
The day was 24 hours long, but it seemed longer.
There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go...
and nothing to buy; no money to buy it with.
Although Maycomb County had recently been told...
that it had nothing to fear but fear itself.
That summer I was six years old.

(Good to see you are breaking out of your funk,
but THONGS?, sorry, that's too much for me to
think about! (:


March 05, 2009 - Msg 70750:
Hey Folks

It is so good to see so many rocking on the Porch.

Asa & Lucy This last storm pretty much missed us. It got real cold again, below zero stuff, but only about four or five inches of snow. Asa, we have about a foot and a half of frozen solid snow still. We are located a top of a good size hill so it sticks around a bit more than down below. Our snow total so far this winter has been a little over 200 inches. Great news about Mrs. Asa, as always, prayers for you folks.

Hope to be back after while.


March 05, 2009 - Msg 70751:
Asa- Yup, he signed, but I think if they cant do it next year, he will just be too dang old after that,
so we shall see.
Lucy- yes, we had high 80's and even a 90 last week. Today it is back down into the 70's.
KY-girl- is that the son who was in the army?
Boo- you need that washer that my wife got, the one that does 23 towels! It's a blessing.
Have a blessed day!

March 05, 2009 - Msg 70752: Good morning, porch! Beautiful day here, 67 degrees at 10 a.m. Bright sunlight, soft breeze, shrubs and trees all putting on their pretty, pale green dresses. Only the wary mesquites are still dormant, and until they awaken, any Texan knows that a freeze is still possible. My redbud tree out front is starting to bloom, my little Satomi dogwood that I ordered from California has set some tiny buds, but they're not even growing, let alone opening yet. I think the little frost we had last Sunday scared it, so it went back to sleep. They weren't nipped, because they're still soft, but they're going to wait a while before trying to open.

MDC, that quote from TKAM is appreciated by all, I'm sure. What a book! And what a movie! An American classic. A beautiful, funny, sad and poignant description of the heartbreaking injustices that once stalked this land, and I suppose still do, though I pray that it's almost gone. "Miss Jean Louise, stand up! Your father's passin'!"

Well, I'd better get busy around here. Several errands to run, a little cleaning to do, and I have to work tonight. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

March 05, 2009 - Msg 70753: Thanks for that, MDC! It really perked up my day.

ASA: I'm glad Mrs. Asa is improving. Continued prayers for a full recovery.

AUH2O: With so many around, you have to watch your toes. Of course, if they do get squished we have universal health care to look forward to ;).


March 05, 2009 - Msg 70754: Hello folks.

Big Maude, sorry to hear about your husbands medical issues. I will add him to my prayer list.

Me-They, also sorry to hear about your "blue" period. I've had my share of down times recently so I can sympathize with you.

SPOT, regarding your wife reaching the big 50, I don't know whether to offer congratulations or condolensces. Just kidding of course.

jennie boone, who is the "Duggar" family you mentioned?

Asa, also sorry to hear about your wife's medical emergency. Glad they caught it in time to take corrective measures. I will add her to my prayer list.

Lucy, welcome back. Congratulations on your upcoming event. Sorry to hear your husband is having trouble dealing with it. I will add both of you to my prayer list.
And yes, I've had a lot of work experiences. But you left out Army, Navy, musician in a band, music teacher, math tutor, and lifeguard.

from Poor Horatio

March 05, 2009 - Msg 70755: Thanks for lunch Maude...will holler from work...SPOT

March 05, 2009 - Msg 70756:
Yeah, and PH was also a lather mixer...klup, klup.
He hates that ready made lather! ha

Asa, when the "cure" is worse than the "disease",
it really makes ya wonder.

BTW, M-T I was looking at your home on the
photo album site, and i must say, what corner
of heaven on earth do you occupy?
It's beautiful!

APB for Sterling, C. Darling, Idelle,Merriweather
Dr P, Ray, AUNT D and others.


March 05, 2009 - Msg 70757: MDC: Thanks. We do enjoy our house and property, problems and all. You know those old houses.

While I'm thinking of it, since you're our favorite natural-remedy guru, what do you suggest for high cholesterol? For the first time, my bad is high and my good low. I've started exercising more to raise the good, and will try to modify my diet to lower the bad, but thought there might be something out there to help. Of course, if you know of a magic cure that would be great, too.

POOR HORATIO: I know that you asked JENNIE BOONE, but in answer to your question the Duggars are a large, Christian family that live in Arkansas and have a “reality” sort-of show on TLC. They just had their 18th child. Jim, the father, used to be a state congressman, I think. Anyway, they live a pretty normal life and, I believe, offer a very good example of a loving family. It’s actually a pleasant show. However, sometimes I think the producers of the show place them and their values in an unfavorable light. Still, while they may come off as “different,” they aren’t portrayed as weird or dysfunctional. In fact the kids seem very well adjusted and joyful.


March 05, 2009 - Msg 70758:
Hey Gang

M-T and PH-I hate to jump on the band wagon (especially this one) but I've been fighting a bit of a "blue" time also. As someone that enjoys politics\government and history it would not be hard to become a little disenchanted with all of the negative chatter concerning our country. Let me just say I don't but it for a minute, nope, none of it. However, when ya watch the news and the lead story everyday is that the sky is falling, well, that can wear on you. So, here's a couple of sites that keep things in perspective. They may be right of center a tad with their commentary but the statistics they use are all factual and footnoted.

I only post these in hopes that they can... maybe relieve a little anxiety.

oh yeah, M-T I'm not gonna bite at that universal health care line. I'd love to but I'm not, so there. nahh!