April 09, 2009 - Msg 71774: Hahaha! Me-They, we seem to be thinking alike, with the coin slots. --Romeena

April 09, 2009 - Msg 71775: Oh, for pete's sake. I guess I'm just in a sweepin' mood. Maybe I'll try the steam mop on the porch. Y'all keep your feet back now, don't want to burn anybody's toes. --Romeena

April 09, 2009 - Msg 71776: Ah. Nothing like a clean porch.


April 09, 2009 - Msg 71777: I'm out tomorrow, so you all have a very blessed Easter. Jesus died and rose again for you.


April 09, 2009 - Msg 71778: You said it!

Funny story about the dad losing his pants, Ro.


April 09, 2009 - Msg 71779: Ha! That dumb guy wasn't the father, he was an uncle or something, but he spent all evening running up and down that hall. Makes me crazy.

You know what? God does provide. The work was piling up ahead of me, and I was losing sight of the end of the tunnel. Then my neighbor came over, to tell me that people could park on her driveway on Saturday and to offer to help anywhere I needed her. That alone was a lot of help, but then she mentioned that she had a cleaning lady in her house at that very moment, just helping her get caught up. The light clicked on in my head, and I asked her if she thought the woman would want to put in an hour or so over here when she finishes there. When asked, the lady said she certainly would, so she will be here at five, and I'm going to turn the rest of the dusting and vacuuming over to her, while I wash the area rugs in the sunroom and clean my bathroom and the half bath. Then it will all be done, and all I'll have to do this evening is plant one flat of flowers, and tonight I'll tie up the little rice bags while I watch TV. Then Joe comes in the morning and we go to John's to pick up the plants he's loaning me and get them in place. Family will arrive early afternoon, little rehearsal in the evening, out to dinner, then the wedding on Saturday. (Can you tell I'm keeping myself organized with these posts?) My dad always used to say "Plan your work, then work your plan." He was right.

For now, I'm off to the grocery store. Peace, friends. --Romeena

April 09, 2009 - Msg 71780:
Hi all, just checking in.
Busy with prep.
Ro, can that cleaning lady help here too?
All I have is Barney in a dress! ha
See you next week!
Prayers and God bless!

April 09, 2009 - Msg 71781: Hooray! I told ya you could use a cleaning lady, Ro! You certainly are a sweet Grandma to do so much to make your grandaughter's wedding so beautiful. Don't forget to send us some pictures and give us full report when you recover from the weekend.


April 09, 2009 - Msg 71782:
Just a quick hey. Hey!


April 09, 2009 - Msg 71783: The cleaning lady has come and gone, and I'm still just filled with awe at the provision of God. She worked for two solid hours, then had to leave to go to her night job! In that two hours, she helped me unload the groceries from the car, cleaned the office, cleaned the living room and dining room, and the sunroom. All that's left is the kitchen, and she couldn't do much in there, because I'm cleaning out the fridge and have stuff scattered everywhere. I can handle what's left, no problem. So, God provided Rue for my need.

Now, here's where it gets good. Remember, I found her when my neighbor happened to mention that she was working in her house at that moment, and so Rue came over here when she finished, and worked two hours. I asked her how much I owed her, and she said, "Just whatever you feel is right, will be fine with me." I silently asked God for a hint, and the number 40 came into my mind. Normally, I wouldn't have paid quite that much for two hours, but the hint seemed so clear. So I gave her $40. Tears came to her eyes, and she said, "Oh, you don't know how badly I needed this $40. It's really too much for two hours of work, but I need it so badly I'm going to thank you and God and accept it." Her hands were visibly shaking. Now, how's that for God's handiwork?

OK, back to my fridge. Be blessed! --Romeena

April 09, 2009 - Msg 71784: What a bedtime story! Thanks for sharing that,Ro.

'Night Mayberry.
possum under a rock

April 09, 2009 - Msg 71785: Got to read!..been busy with dad on the barn!...SPOT

April 09, 2009 - Msg 71786: Roneena,thank you so much for that story. Our God is truly an awesome God.-ky girl

April 09, 2009 - Msg 71787:
Hello porch family.

Ro....that is so like our wonderful God! Thank you for sharing that with us. And thank you for being obedient to HIS voice. Still praying for the big day at your house.

Amen M-T.....that's what Easter is all about.

My prayer is that you all have a blessed Easter as we celebrate our Risen Lord! Because He lives, we live.....forever!
Remember.....Jesus loves you....so do I!

April 10, 2009 - Msg 71788: Oh, I LOVE that story, Ro. It just makes me want to cry. Bless Rue's heart and bless you for listening to God and giving generously! Yes, the Lord does provide.

I didn't tell you about the car we recently purchased. We had been looking for just what we wanted for months and nothing came up. We needed reliable transportation (and something big) because we are now carrying 5 kids to church every wed and sunday. We wanted to find a used car that would give us a huge car payment. So, I finally decided to pray and ask God. The very next day, our good Christian friend who sells cars called and said he found us the Yukon with everything we wanted. I was a little skeptical because I wanted a newer model and this one is a '04. When I saw it, it was just beautiful and looks like new inside and out. It has leather seats that look like new, quad seats, Bose speakers, heated seats, sunroof, you name that car is loaded. It had low mileage for an '04, and our friend, who bought it at auction for us, said it would be reasonably priced, but the asking price was so low, it was ridiculous. On top of that he gave us 2500 for the old suburban (Bruce gave him 500 back) and can you believe our monthly payment is 250 per month for four years? When we bought my suburban used 8 years ago, our payments were 400. I am loving this vehicle all the more because I feel like God answered my prayer and it is from him. He knows we will use it the way he wants us to.

Well, I finished boiling the eggs and baking the cupcakes so now I guess I will ice them.

Thanks REV, may your Easter be blessed, too!


April 10, 2009 - Msg 71789: that was supposed to be "that WOULD NOT give us a huge car payment, of course"!


April 10, 2009 - Msg 71790: Hey, do any of you get on Facebook? My sister got me started on it today and I'm not sure what I think about it. It was nice to get in contact with relatives that I don't often see but I don't think I want to let it take up too much of my time when I can be hear chatting with my porch family.


April 10, 2009 - Msg 71791: Morning yall let get settled in....SPOT

April 10, 2009 - Msg 71792: Where is everybody? Hey SPOT. I made some really good orang cupcakes last night with yellow frosting and a candy eggs on top....I'll save you one.


April 10, 2009 - Msg 71793: Nice story, Ro. It sounds like you and your neighbor are blessings to each other. If only everyone were like that.

Hey, I have some good news. I called the insur@nce company and it seems that Kai can go to Mayo in MN for her operation and it will be paid 100%.
We've heard personally from people, co-workers and such, who have had their children go through similar procedures there, and there is nothing but praise.
I still don't know why Kai's heart doctor was steering us toward a children's hospital in Milwaukee. But I am sure she probably had Kai's best interest at heart. No pun intended.

Well, have to go. I am gonna spend some time with the Kai before the wife gets home.

Have a great Good Friday everybody!

-Sterling Holobyte

April 10, 2009 - Msg 71794: That's great, Sterling. Maybe that will help put your mind at ease a little.


April 10, 2009 - Msg 71795: Sounds like Kai will be getting top notch medical treatment-I'm glad to hear that,Sterling.
Changing the subject completely,the man is still running his ad in the paper looking for a UFO,only he's getting a bit more specific.Check this out-I'm gonna type it just as he has it:
U.F.O.- Man...Searching...
The Night Sky for...
Miss E.T.

All I'm gonna say is this: "He's a NUT!"

possum under a rock

April 10, 2009 - Msg 71796: Unidentified Female Object...hmmm...

April 10, 2009 - Msg 71797: Thanks Boo...check the weather channel....we are fixing to get storm hit..hey possum,ky,Rev and all...let me get outside and batten down the hatches...been at Miss Sherry"s planting bushes....my,,,my...ok where yall want to eat tonight?...SPOT

April 10, 2009 - Msg 71798: STORMS here......mercy...the good Lord is taliking tonight....SPOT

April 10, 2009 - Msg 71799: POSSUM its on..our movie....Vinnie and the YOUT gang...oh my gona watch it in bed got to get up at 4:30.....oh my...SPOT

April 10, 2009 - Msg 71800: Be safe in all those storms, SPOT.


April 10, 2009 - Msg 71801: spot,I was wondering if you all were gettin the storms, I'm prayin for you.I have been watching My Cousin Vinny, I thought of you and possum when it came on. Boo, I have been trying to figure out the my space thing too. My med terms teacher got me interested in getting on,now I can't even find my page!So I'm definitley not one to tell you how it works. If you find out how,let me know.Possum, that guy is a nut! Spot check in as soon as you can, I'm gonna worry until I hear something from you. My oldest son and a good friend of mine live in the area of Tennessee that they said some tornadoes touched down in,so I'm anxiously waiting to hear from them also.Prayers for all on the porch-ky girl

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71802: o.k. Boo, I figured out how to get on facebook to my page,now I'll see if I can send you a message-ky girl

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71803: Listen SPOT, I'm going to tell you straight, forget about My Space (too complicated). Get a Facebook page instead. It is easy to do and much more fun and interactive. All you have to do is go to Facebook and sign up...simple! Let me know if you have any questions. IF I CAN DO IT, ANYONE CAN.

Hey KY Girl..hope you find me.


April 11, 2009 - Msg 71804: Good Morning Gang...we made it thru the storms ok...at work now and still got a few without lights but working on it...man did it rain and hail at the dog house but everything ok I guess. When I get off this afternoon at 6 I will check everything out but no trees down or anything...let hit Waffle House this morning ok?..Boo bring a paper...Asa?...Rev?...will check back in just a bit...SPOT

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71805: Spot,Boo is right check out facebook,even I am learning how to navigate around the site.-ky girl

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71806: Mornin' Y'all! Spot,I missed our movie-didn't know it was on-shucks! I watched "Skylark" instead,which is the sequel to "Sarah Plain & Tall".There's even a sequel to that-will have to catch it sometimes.I thought of you,Boo,because Christopher Walken was in it.Ha! He is a good actor,but I still am kinda creeped out by him!
I don't do MySpace or Facebook.I've had someone invite me to join Facebook,but never did.I signed up for Twitter,but I have NO idea how to navigate that site.Maybe I'll join Facebook if enough of y'all are on it.I'll wait & see how much fun y'all have with it.Thank goodness Floyd keeps the Porch simple!
Spot,swing by & get me for Waffle House-I'm ready to eat!
possum under a rock

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71807: I've seen that movie, Possum and seems I like it...Did Christopher play the part of Sarah's dad in the movie?

Facebook is fun Possum. Within 24 hours I have been in contact with old friends I haven't seen in years. My sister and sis-in-law's have really made me laugh with their comments, too. Mavis is on my facebook and now so is KYGirl.

See ya at Waffle House.


April 11, 2009 - Msg 71808: boo- can an ole pappa bear join you at the wwaffle house? sure been a long time since I sat in one. floyd- can you possibly underline any censor? about 2 weeks ago mine was sensored for 30 minutes and all wasin content was to thank everyone for their prayers, and answered a couple ofprayer requests. no matter what i deleted it still was sensored so i gave up. thank you floyd- pappa bear

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71809: spot- prayers for all the folks caught up in the storms. hopefully no damage to the dog house. possum- I'm like you about the time i think i've caught up with the 20th century they have jumped so far ahead of me i'm left trying to figure out words like twitter, facebook, etc. well let's say college didn't train me enough.ha. ky girl- prayers that you and yours are ok. sterling payers for kai, keep us posted. mdc- can i borrow the cleaning lady when your done? working on a package my friend. rev- thanks for the easter reminder. prayers for you and the ministry. i know i've missed a few of you but your in my thoughts and prayers. nascar is up and running. have a grat day. pappa bear

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71810: Good morning, all. I'm glad you appreciated the story about the lady who helped me with the house. Here's a little added bonus. I found out from my neighbor the next day that she found Rue through an agency, so when Rue finished at Diane's house, she didn't get paid right then. Diane pays the agency, who pays Rue later. So, the money I gave Rue was all she received that day. I have the impression it might have gone for food! I do know the check was cashed that very day. God provides, in so many ways.

Well, this is the big day. The bride is still sleeping, but will be getting up soon. I'm sitting at my window, looking out at a perfectly manicured yard, thanks to Eddie and Joe, and it's beautiful with everything in bloom, thanks to the Lord. Things that I feared would be finished are not, they're still going strong. Things that I thought wouldn't be open yet are blooming beautifully. Only about half the roses are open, but the ones that are would knock your socks off. My very favorite rose, Angel Face, has about twenty open blooms on it, and that is the most delightfully fragrant orse I've ever found. I call it Sugarplum's rose, because my little loving name for her was Angel Face. When I saw a rose by that name, I ordered it, and am so glad I did. Out of about 40 roses out there, it's my favorite. It's a soft dusty pink, and blooming right beside it at this moment is a huge purple iris. From where I sit, the pink-and-purple combination is just gorgeous.

Well, I hear stirrings, so guess I'll go drag out the cereal and juice, and make some toast. Then the day begins! Later, taters! --Romeena

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71811: Yes, the "orse" is nice, but the "rose" is even better! --Romeena

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71812: Oh Ro you must be so excited! I can't wait to see pictures! possum for the love of Pete, just do it! Go to facebook and get yerself registered! Along with Boo and Kygirl I'm on there and so is Floyd and Lucy I have found so many people from school on there, it's great fun to be in contact with them again and see how they all turned out. I even found my favorite high school teacher, also my volleyball/softball couch who left the beginning of my senior year to be a missionary in Kenya! She's still there all these 29 years later and loving it! pappa bear of course you can go to Waffle House with us, just don't sit next to Asa he tends to reach over into his neighbor's plate and eat all the good stuff when you ain't lookin! Well, off I go to the stained glass room, got more lamps to make.

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71813: Hey Ky girl and I might try that facebook rthang at home it want let me (firewall) here at work..and Floyd I had a hard time posting yeaterday,was censored and I kept reading my post and could not find anything wrong...just tried later..hey Possum I drove to b-fast you come and get me for lunch (people are gona talk!)...hee hee...Boo bring that paper back for lunch...Asa took the sports and would not let me read it!...Mavis lets take this bunch to olive garden for lunch...I will split the bill with you..hey pappa bear...Tom you get any storms?..Lucy check in girl..Thomas?...well let me watch this depressing news....SPOT

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71814: Spot,I think people have been talking since Boo & I double dated with you! Ha! Miss Sherry never did find out,I hope! I'll get ya for lunch-let 'em talk! We're just YOUTS hanging out & having fun- they can think what they want!
Ro,hope the wedding goes off without a hitch.sounds like things are shaping up for a beautiful day.
Boo,Christopher Walken played Sarah's husband.The third installment comes on Hallmark today @5 EST. I am gonna watch it so I know how the story ends with them.
Ok,about Facebook- do I have to upload,or download(whatever!) a pic of myself? I am having trouble with my scanner.It might work.Then again,it might not! It would be fun to find old friends,not to mention the fact that some of y'all are on there. Maybe I'll check it out.
Well,I'd better go pick Spot up for our late lunch.Mavis isn't gonna hang around Olive Garden all day waiting on us!
P.S. Hey to Mister Mayor Pappa Bear!
possum again

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71815: Thanks for the Ride Possum and let um talk!...and on the way to lunch the dirt road detour was different!..lunch was good and Mavis I dont think your math was right when we split the bill...$1.30 for your part and $67.15 for my part just dont seem like a fair split?...oh well we had a good time thats what counts ans Asa let me read the sports page but not untill he spilt coffee all over it...well got about 3 hrs to go and og to run by Home Depot for a few things...will check back in just a bit...Ky I may try that facebook thing when I get home if I can understand it....SPOT

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71816: Now,spot,I ain't about to go down no dirts roads with you! My mama didn't raise no fool! Ha!
possum again

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71817: Possum, if you join facebook you don't have a put on a picture of yourself if you don't want to. I haven't even figured out how to do it yet.

Hope the wedding goes off without a hitch up at Romeena's place. Sounds like things are starting out just right.


April 11, 2009 - Msg 71818: Mavis are you not showing yer face cause you ripped me off on the lunch bill?;)-..ha ha...Possum you and them dirt roads..guess yer Mama didn"t raise no fool!..;)..Hey Boo I am gona try that facebook when I get home...my goodness ky girl said she LOST her page!(thats funny ky;)..heck I bet I do the same thing or even worse put the arong things in and get NUTS mailing or something...heard bad things about that "My Space" thing...but guess facebook is different..ok counting it down hr an a half to go..Rev my braves are 3 and 1 so far...play wash. tonight and tomorrow...ok back with supper in a bit...or better yet im in a dancing mood..lets have a party at my place..just right for a bon fire 58 degrees ...yea thats it a parth at the dog house...back with the details in a bit.....SPOT

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71819: Ok..ho down tonight under the stars at the dog house..grilled hamburgers and hotdogs..ladys come to dance..will get the dart board hung and horse shoes out and coolers...may put some whole chickens on the smoker...hang the lights up and build a bon fire...we will start when the first person get there.....Maude can you bring some slaw for the dogs?...got gas for the 4-wheelers and may shoot a few hoops withe the basketball!...see ya tonight...SPOT

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71820: Excuse me Spot I have been busy today thank you very much! And it ain't my fault you got jipped, I told you not to let me do the figurin! Me & Mr. Neff will be at the ho down as soon as he gets home from work. Now, I'm off to work on these stained glass trophies some more since Spot so rudely interrupted me last time! Wonder how the wedding parties are going over at Romeena's?

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71821: You still have my name from the christmas card list, SPOT? If so, look me up on facebook.


April 11, 2009 - Msg 71822: Ok,a party it is! I'll even save a dance for you,Spot,under one condition.. You gotta wear your "My Cousin Vinny" suit!
Well,that last installment of "Sarah Plain And Tall" was pretty good. Whoever was in charge of casting was dead on getting Jack Palance to play Christopher Walken's father-they both have that "look" about them. I don't mean any harm,but they are kind of creepy. Jack Palance not as much as Christopher Walken-sorry,Boo,I know you got a thing for him! Ha!
See y'all over at Spot's barn/doghouse!
possum under a rock

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71823: Lets HO-DOWN!..Possum you and Boo better save some of them dances...lights are on fire built,Asa parking cars,smoker ON,my-my....Its on tonight...possum you get the 4-wheeler pulled around and lets hook up the trailer and go down to the wood pile...;)...Now Now I mean we need wood for the smoker....jeezz,,,ha ha...SPOT

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71824: Possum you are a good 4-wheel driver....MDC..come on and join...Asa park the cars IN LINE!....ok back to the party...Boo that dress is ao hoot....Mav tie the dogs up...SPOT

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71825: MESSAGE REMOVED

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71826: Spot, I'll be there in a few,sounds like a great time. Possum, I'm not sure how to put pictures on there yet,but,I think I can figure it out.Romeena,I still have your snail mail address,I will be sending some pictures for the album next week-ky girl

April 11, 2009 - Msg 71827: MESSAGE REMOVED

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71828: Big Freeze.

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71829: I'll get the broom out.
jennie boone

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71830:
Hello porch family.
Prayers for all the storm victims.

Big Man in a hurry.....Yea I've noticed what you're talking about. That's one reason I'm just not as big on the later shows without Barney.
Good to have you stop by. Grab you a rocker and stop by more often.

Ro.....I'm praying that you are having a great day!

Spot......man I sure hope the Braves can keep it all together all year. If it can be done, Bobby Cox can do it.

Hey there pappa bear.....Good to see ya!

Well folks I'm heading off to bed. Prayers for all the porch family and praying that you all have a very blessed Easter as we rememeber the Gift that God gave us through His Son Jesus Christ. HE LIVES!

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71831: Hi Jennie Boone,I haven't seen you for awhile.Hope you are alright.Pappa bear,good to hear you are alright also.Have a blessed and wonderful Easter everyone.Praise the Lord for his eternal gift through his son-ky girl

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71832: Morning gang and Happy Easter...I will have to catch preaching on the tube at work but will do my best to keep Church lights on...hey jennie...well its the shower for me and then start for work...lets just have a sausage and bisquit this morning...bet you ladys will have plenty to eat this afternoon...prayers..such a great mayberry day..Rev braves are looking great so far....SPOT

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71833: Mornin' Y'all! Wishing everyone a Blessed Easter.

Spot,how you can get up and go to work after all that partying is beyond me! Boo,did you make it home alright? I noticed you were into the mulberry squeezins! Ha!
Oh,something funny-last night I was channel surfing and found "My Cousin Vinny"-right at the part where he mentions the "Two YOUTS"!!
possum under a rock

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71834: Possum you got to be kidding...right at that part...hey im gona check the tv guide and see if it comes on today..gona find a good lesson then braves at 1:05...53 degrees here and sunny!...bet there were some pretty sunrise services...ok back in a bit...will be here on the porch all day...SPOT

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71835: Happy Easter.

He is risen, He is risen
Tell it out with joyful voice
He has burst His three day prizon
Let the whole wide world rejoice
Death is conquered, man is free
Christ has won the victory.

Come with high and holy hymning
Christ our Lord's triumphant lay
Not one darkness cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray
Breaking o'er the purple east
Symbol of our Easter feast

He is risen, He is risen
He hath opened heavens gate
We are free from sin's dark prison
Risen to a holier state
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.

May your Easter day be blessed.


April 12, 2009 - Msg 71836: Happy Easter my porch family, I hope you all have a blessed day. _Salty Dog

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71837: Well hello there Asa!and Salty dog..hope everyones Easter is going well...watched some good preaching on the tube here at work and got all the Church lights on our system on!...are we gona meet to eat a covered dish late lunch later?..if so I will bring a few buckets of Kentucky fried Chicken for starters....well once again God thank you for a wonderful day...SPOT

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71838: Happy Easter! Thanks for the hymn ASA (or was it a poem?).

SPOT, don't you and Possum ever get tired of "My Cousin Vinny"???...just wonderin' is all.

Better keep cooking.


April 12, 2009 - Msg 71839: Hey, SPOT...you made us bold, Hon.


April 12, 2009 - Msg 71840:

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71841: sorry Boo...let me see..

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71842:


April 12, 2009 - Msg 71843: TESTtest

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71844: yea we both fixed it...what are we cooking Mrs Boo?...SPOT

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71845: No,Boo,that's our movie with our slogan in it: "Two YOUTS"- right,Spot? We LOVE "My Cousin Vinny"!
Just got back from my mama's house.We had a nice little dinner (planned at the last minute) and Laci had a good time hunting Easter eggs.We took some pictures,so maybe I can get some in to Ro.
Hope everyone is having a nice Easter.I know Spot has to work,so we should send him a plate of food. Rev,crank up the RV and swing by and get this plate for Spot,ok?
possum under a rock

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71846: Thanks Possum will take any offers but my Mom allways takes care of me on Holidays and Easter and days like that (guess she feels sorry for her only child;)...she is a good cook..in fact she sent enough for me and my co-worker Jeff today..creamed taters,hac steak,greenbeans,cream corn,fried okra and cornbread....we pigged out ...Rev Braves are holding on to a one run lead...Miss Sherrys Son and grandson and friends are at the game today..we got them Lexus level tickets thur work here...we get some all through out the year...we usually go to about 7 or 8 games...its about 30 min. drive...ok..back top the game....SPOT

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71847: Happy Easter everybody.

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71848: Thanks SPOT. I fell much less obvious now. ;) I'm not bold by nature...

Well, I cooked a turkey that I still had in the freezer since Thanksgiving...it was one of those deals where you buy a turkey and they give you a small turkey for free. It was pretty good. We also had ham and some other sides. It was alright but just too filling. We also had cake and lemon-meringue pie. Oh, and iced tea, of course.

SPOT, sounds like your mom is some good cook. Your lunch sounded wonderful. Fried okra is one of my all-time favortites. One of my earliest food memories is of my mom's fried okra when I was 4 or 5. Boy, it was the best because we grew the okra right out back in our garden. I can also remember sweet little plums from out plum tree out back, and pomgranites! Now, that's a topic we have not discussed here on the porch...what are some of the foods you remember your mom fixing when you were young? I remember mom's homemade fudge (and peanut butter fudge...eating out of cake pans in front of the TV, scrambled egg sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, sweet watermellon in the summertime, mom's homemade chocolate and cocunut pies, and chocolate cake from scratch. We always had either fried chicken with taters and gravy and green peas, or a roast with potatos and carrots every sunday. Sometimes it was a pork roast, sometimes beef. Mom always bought those pull-apart rolls...ya'll remember those?

I hope all of you had a great Easter day and were with friends and family. I got to spend some time playing with Emily today, which I love! She would climb up into my chair and sit in my lap and for the longest time, she poured ice from one cup to another. She is so cute. Once today, she came running up to me, climbed into my chair and proceeded to kiss me on the end of my nose. Sweet, precious girl! She is really close to my sister and me and cries for us when we have to leave her. That part kills me.

Wonder what is going on at Romeena's place today..probably lots of eating and visiting.

Think I will take a break..all the leftovers are in the refrigerator and I need a little time on the couch!


April 12, 2009 - Msg 71849: hope everyone had a great Easter,Everyone have a great evening

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71850: Thanks Floyd and MDC..hope yall had a great day..Boo I just love the garden every year...possum check yer mail YOUT..back to the barn with pop...SPOT

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71851: Hey SPOT. I am looking forward to having a garden someday. There is just nothing like home-grown produce, is there? It is just worlds away from what you get in the supermarket these days. Do you do any canning of what you reap from the garden? I have been doing some reading about canning and how to freeze fruit and veggie from the garden to make it last all year.

I just returned from getting Sean from Zach's house. Zach seems to be doing much better the last few weeks. He is still talking to me about the pressure he feels living with his dad and says he can't wait to get out of the house, but no more cutting or talk of suicide and he seems in a better mental state. His family just bought a house and it is really nice, with a beautiful backyard with an inground pool. Just wonderful and I am sure he and his sister will enjoy it. I keep thinking that it will mean more chores for the kids and more pressure but I am hoping for the best.

Well, Easter is almost over and it was nice. It was raining here when we drove to church this morning but by the time we got out, the sky was blue and the sun was shining. It was a beautiful day.


April 12, 2009 - Msg 71852: Possum, I wanted to tell you that Jubi was in church and even was able to attend a youth scavenger hunt on Friday night. I was happy to even see her running and having a good time. She is pretty thin but seems happy and her old self..lots of smiles and talkative. She looked so pretty in her Easter dress this morning. I think she is due for another round of chemo this week.


April 12, 2009 - Msg 71853:
Hello porch family.......Had a great Easter with the family. Ate a whole lot but it was so good.

Spot....what network was the Braves on today? I looked on my guide (Directv) and didn't see any listing of them playing.

Anybody heard from Ro and how everything turned out?

Think I'll go and have me a bowl of cereal.Anybody else care for some? Got plenty here.

Well you all have a blessed night and know that I'm praying for all the porch family.

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71854:
Hey there Boo....so good to hear the news of Jubi.

April 12, 2009 - Msg 71855: Yes, she is amazing. Very strong young girl.

I think I will pass on the cereal, thanks Rev. I am still full from the big supper!


April 13, 2009 - Msg 71856: Rev,take it from me,these folks don't want cereal! Remember a while back I was nice enough to fix Corn Flakes for breakfast? Boy,did they raise a ruckus! Hollering "Meat!","Taters!" and all sorts of other words at me! Ha! Except for Mavis-she enjoyed my "cooking",right,Mav?
Thanks for the news on Jubi,Boo.I have been praying that she gets better and can enjoy her childhood,and it seems those prayers have been answered.God is at work! Prayers continue for her to be completely healed.
Ro,my retro pics made it back to me today-thanks again!
Let's do lunch over at the Diner.We'll take our chances with the special!
possum under a rock

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71857: Sounds good, Posssum. See ya there. Hope they aren't having cabbage.


April 13, 2009 - Msg 71858: Hey to the Porch. Things are getting a little better at work these days, so hopefully I'll be able to drop by here more often.

Hey SPOT and possum, I hope there's room in your club for me, 'cause I love My Cousin Vinny too! We must have been watching it at the same time over the weekend. FUNNY movie!

We meetin' at the Diner for lunch today? GREAT! And Boo, I'll take your helping of cabbage if you don't want it. Cabbage twangs my buds. You can have my creamed corn if you want. I prefer the whole kernel variety myself.

I can't wait to hear from Romeena about all the goin's on with the wedding and all. I'm sure it was a sight to behold. Well, you all have a great, blessed, Mayberry day.

I'll see ya.
Rafe Hollister

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71859: You know, RAFE, I never cared a bit for cabbage, but last new year's I decided to make cabbage for my mom and I found a recipe for red cabbage that was really good. I can't remember exactly but I know you fried up bacon, then added the red cabbage to the grease and after it cooked, I think you the bacon bits back, a little sugar and some vineger. Boy, even I like it. I like creamed corn, thanks.

I know what you mean about Romeena...I am anxious to hear, too.

I am trying to get caught up around here because I feel like I might be coming down with a little bug. Sean is sick today with a fever and sore throat, body aches. He has only been out of bed once to go to the bathroom, poor kid.

Better go put the dishes in the dishwasher.


April 13, 2009 - Msg 71860: Rafe,so you wanna be a YOUT too? What do ya think Spot-do we have room for another YOUT on the Porch? I say we let Rafe in on the fun-after all,he's already in our 49ers Club!
But.. only Spot can wear the "My Cousin Vinny" suit!
possum again

P.S. You know it's funny,because I don't like cabbage,but I love slaw-especially Big Maude's!

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71861: Storms hit here gang..we are ok at the dog house but all lights are NOT on...headed to work...will someone cook...SPOT

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71862: Stay safe, SPOT.


April 13, 2009 - Msg 71863:
Hi all! had a great Resurrection Day with 19 family members at our home yesterday. Good food, good conversation, good fun, good weather! God is good. Amen
Ro- i may have mentioned this before, but a lovely Pearl Bailey look-alike, black Baptist lady sings at our church every Christmas and Good Friday and Easter for about the past ten years.
On Good friday there wasnt a dry eye in the place after her rendition of "Were you There" and on Easter Holy Saturday when we baptize many, she sang "Wade in the Water" and the Spirit was moving in there like an old fashion AOG (threw that in there for Boo!) ha
Anyway the whole weekend was quite a high, and I'm just now coming in for a landing!
God bless ya all! Love ya all. Prayers for all.
more later.

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71864:
Barn: Don't dust me so much Floyd, I'm not a deseased crop ya know!

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71865: Hey Y'all!
Just a quick note to let y'all know that I'm back from my parents and I'm doing alright. I'll stop by again when I have more time. Between being sick for months, bed rest after surgery last week, and then being out of town for 6 days my house and laundry are atrocious! Take care and I'll check in with y'all real soon.

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71866: Love and prayers to you,Lucy. Take care,friend.
possum under a rock

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71867: Good evening, everyone. I've just finished reading, and thank you so much for your concern and interest in the wedding. It was absolutely lovely. The weather was perfect - cool but not cold, sunny, very soft breeze blowing, just beautiful. We had about 65 people here, and all went smoothly. It was set up so that when people entered the yard through the east side gate, all they saw was the yard, with the chairs in rows curving around the front of the arbor. The caterer and her crew remained in my kitchen during the ceremony, then while pictures were being taken in the arbor, they started setting up. There was a small tent off to the side by the west gate, and the food was served from there. They put up 6 big round tables, each seating 8 or 10 people, and we just asked everyone to bring their chairs to wherever they wanted to sit. As soon as the arbor was free, tables were set up there, and the wedding cake and groom's cake, and punch were served from there. No lines, no mess in the house, and all went smoothly. When the couple were ready to leave, they went to the front of the house and everyone followed them with a little ribbon-tied tulle bag of rice and birdseed. The bride's mother's friend had arranged for a limo to pick the kids up and take them to their hotel. He then picked them up there on Sunday morning, brought them by here to say goodbye to everyone, and took them to the airport for their trip to Lake Tahoe. The family all stayed here, and we had a great time. Some of the more energetic adults hid eggs for the teenage kids to hunt (hollow eggs with coins in them), then the teenagers hid candy-filled eggs for the younger kids to find. Saturday night, I had people sleeping everywhere in the house, couches and recliners were full, bedrooms full. We all got up in stages Sunday morning, had fancy scrambled eggs - kind of like omelets, but not neatly folded, just scrambled with goodies. They all left around 1 p.m. to get home before dark, and I went over to Eloise's other daughter's house for lunch. Came home about 6 p.m., went to bed around 9:30 and slept until 11:00 this morning!! Can you imagine? I was soooo tired!

There are oodles of pictures, but most are still in the cameras, especially the "official" pictures, which were taken by Brittney, my David's wife. She does an excellent job, and will work those pictures up and perfect them before she releases them to everyone. Her camera is one of those semi-professional jobs that takes a series of 3 to 5 shots when you click it, so you can choose the best of the series. Then she crops and zooms in and does all sorts of things to get the very best out of them. She should be a professional. As soon as I have some pictures available to me, I'll put them in the album.

Lucy, it's good to see you, dear girl. I'm sorry you've had such problems. I know you're disappointed, but just try to let the Lord carry the hurt for you for a while.

Well, guess I'd better go do a little bit of cleaning up. There is much to be done! At least there's no deadline now, I can do it at my leisure. Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71868: Romeena,so glad to hear that all went well.As you can see everyone was anxious to hear about the wedding.Spot, you be careful .MDC,sounds like you and your family had a wonderful Easter,that is wonderful.Possum, I want to be in the "My cousin vinny" club too!It's o.k. if just Spot gets to wear the suit.Romeena,could you please give me your e-mail address again? I want to email you some pictures from my daughters cell phone.Better get a few things done around here,got most of the major cleaning done,just some clean clothes to put away and some more laundry to do. I heard from my son and my friend in TN., they both made it through the storms fine.Thank God that takes a load of worry off my mind.Got some good news from my oldest son, he and his wife are expecting another baby, it is do in September.They didn't tell anybody because they were afraid that she wasn't going to be able to carry it,so they waited until she was farther along to tell anyone. Talk to you all later-ky girl

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71869: That's great Ro sounds like you had a wonderful time and things went great! I'm glad the weather held out, can't wait to see the pictures. How wonderful of the teenagers to hide the eggs for the little ones! And possum I'll take those corn flakes with bananas any old day or night. Rafe you can have my cabbage too. ;0)

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71870: Oh and Ro I sent the only vintage photo I could find around here, it was taken around 1977 or 1978 if my memory serves correctly. An old Olan Mills shot.

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71871:
Hello porch family....cool and rainy here in my neck of the woods.

Lucy.....sure am praying you're feeling better.

Ro.....I am so glad everything went great with the wedding. God is good!

Spot.....brother I pray you all got things in order and lights on in Ga.

Possum......ok if no one else wants any of our cereal, we'll just eat some ourselves:)

Boo.....you mentioned some time back that you had made up your mind to turn over some of your "duties" to other people......just wondering if you have actually made that move yet?

Rafe.....glad to hear things are better for your work. We been keeping your rocker dusted off.

MDC.....those services sure sounds heavenly.

Well folks speaking of heavenly.....my bed sure sounds heavenly right now so I'm heading that way. Prayers for all the porch family.....thank God for the gift of prayer!

April 13, 2009 - Msg 71872: Yes I have, REV. I also have been keeping a routine around the house which is a great stress reliever. I have an order of things to do when I get up each morning and I get the majority of the household chores done very early, which frees me up to help Sean more and do some of things I want to do. I am even keeping up with the laundry by doing one load every morning. I just put it in before I take Erin to school in the morning. Life is more sane, lately. If I could just get everyone through flu season! Bruce is finally well and now Sean is sick.

Lucy, I wish we lived closer so I could come over and help you catch up on your chores. Hang in there, my friend.

Think I will turn in for a good night's sleep.


April 14, 2009 - Msg 71873: Well, looks like I am the first one up.

I wanted to share something funny that happened yesterday. Erin had a baseball game last evening and I missed it but Bruce was there and told me this story. He said that while Erin was playing 2nd base, she made a good play and got a kid out on second and there was this older woman sitting near him who said to the person who was with her, "What's her name? She's a good little player.". Bruce piped up and said, "Her name is Erin, but we call her Mickey"..The woman said, "Oh your her dad. You call her Mickey?". "Yes, Mickey Mantle", Bruce replied, and they all laughed. Well, just a few minutes later, Erin was up to bat and hit a home run. I mean the ball really flew. The woman turned to Bruce and said, "That name works". I thought that was pretty funny..wish I had been there to see it but I was at the rehab. Before I left I told her, hit a home run for me, Baby. Boy was she excited when I got home and she could tell me about it. She looked like she was on a pogo stick.

Better finish up the coffee and get going...