May 07, 2009 - Msg 72386: Good evening family, I guess I missed the sing along again tonight. My music ranges from classical, to bluegrass and almost everything in between. Not too much into the rap/pop stuff thats out now though. I'm stuck in the 70's. It's strange that this was the topic of conversation tonight. I'm not sure who's into the old stuff, but I found out today that the bass player for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ean Evans, passed away today. He had been battling cancer since January and God called him home a few hours ago.

I hope Spot got to go camping finally, I think we had about an hour of sun today, then right back to the rain and storms again. Dont know what we're gonna do for good around here. Guess we'll have to take turns cooking. Do ya'll like real hard boiled eggs? LOL Hope you all have a wonderful night--Salty Dog

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72387: Well I'll be, I dropped one of those eggs and it plumb swept the porch I better be careful from here on in--SD

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72388: Hey, Salty. Looks like it's you and me, and I'm not going to be here long. Nice of you to sweep the porch. I'll dust the railings for you.

You said you like classical music. Actually, so do I, don't know why I left it off the list earlier. It's one of those "mood" things for me. I don't want a steady diet of it, but when I'm in the mood, I really enjoy it. I'm not much for the really high-brow stuff, with all that rapid sawing on the violins - know what I mean? Like Andy said to the trumpet player, I know those furbelows are really hard to play, and I admire the violinists ability to run 'em off like that, but frankly, they bore me and set my teeth on edge. I like the smooth, soaring stuff that lifts the spirit. As for rap, well, that's not even music. It's mostly an excuse to record some filthy words.

I hope that Spotty dog got to go camping, too. He's been working awfully hard lately, and he needs some time away from it all. Hope the weather treats him right.

Eloise is picking me up at nine in the morning. I'm going with her to her chiropractor's appointment, then we're going to go mouse through a huge Tuesday Morning store. Does everyone know what Tuesday Morning stores are, or are they just a local thing? I really don't know. Anyway, they're fun. The name came from the fact that they used to just be open on Tuesday mornings, but now they're pretty much open all the time. They have a lot of interesting stuff - mostly unsold merchandise from every kind of store you can think of, but you can really find some bargains. Before Christmas, I bought an Anna Lee doll, a little elf critter, that would have been $40 anywhere else, and I got it for $8. That was at our little old store here in Irving, but where we're going tomorrow is the grandmother of them all, a huge store in North Dallas. I'm hoping to find some more Anna Lee dolls, really cheap. I won't buy them if they're not, but I love those little dolls.

Well, off to bed I go. Toye Starr has been hinting for some time now. She does love to snooze, that puppy. --Romeena

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72389: We have a Tuesday Morning store in Corpus, Ro, but I always forget about it for some reason.

Well, I am off to Houston for Sean's appointment. I really don't enjoy driving in Houston traffic during the day, so a prayer please? Thanks.

If there is any Barry Manilow to be sung, please do it while I'm gone (smile).


May 07, 2009 - Msg 72390: Mornin' Y'all! Thought I'd pop in before the singing starts back up- ha! Barry Manilow? Well,I guess I'd rather listen to him than ABBA. Ooh,I cannot stand that group! Sorry ABBA fans.
Boo,I think MDC will like pretty much anything we can come up with. Remember "Convoy" is one of his favorites?!
Salty,I like Skynyrd.Spot is into the 70's music too. Sorry to hear about the bass player. Not many of the group (original) left now,is there? Gary is the only one I can think of.
Yep,Big Maude- I saw ya up on a table at Morelli's too.Bet you had to use an entire tube of Ben Gay after all that dancing!
Guess Spot made it on his trip. I told him I'd help feed the Porch while he's away and I know y'all don't like my cereal,so let's head to Waffle House!
possum under a rock

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72391: Ok gang we are gone camping...prayers ya porch see yall Sunday....SPOT

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72392: Good morning everyone. The sun didn't last long. Back to rain.

Sorry, POSSUM, but I'm a member of the ABBA fan club. Barry, not so much. I enjoy light jazz, classical, Mexican, some bluegrass and country, traditional hymns, contemporray Christian, 70s and 80s music, and other styles, too. I like to think my music taste is eclectic.

Prayers, BOO.

Haqve a great day, ROMEENA.

Nice to hear from you, SALTY.

AUH2O: Ann Coulter has a great column today.



May 07, 2009 - Msg 72393: Good morning, porch! Spot, you and Miss Sherry have a wonderful time, and be careful on the road. We'll see you when you get back. Remember to discuss the cruise now, you hear?

I'm watching a cute scene out back. I filled the feeders yesterday, and a squirrel has discovered that the hanging feeder has seed in it. So, of course, he has claimed it for his own. He has climbed inside of it and all but rolled around in the seed, has explored every possible way of getting at it, and has now decided to hang upside down from the roof ridge and paw through the little trays on each side. Meanwhile, down below on the flagstones, one pigeon and one dove have discovered the shower of seed that the squirrel is dislodging, and they're in bird heaven. Because they're almost a match in size, they're sharing fairly well, but a lone sparrow came in a minute ago, and the two bigger birds worked together to run the poor little thing off! No matter, there's a big bluejay who will almost certainly come along soon, and he'll whip those bullies' tailfeathers for them, but he won't bother the sparrow. I guess he considers him too insignificant to worry about, but I'm confident the sparrow will get fed. The jays never seem to bother them. There's a cardinal family too, though, and there might be warfare if they come in. There's a pair of mockingbirds nesting in the eleagnus shrubbery, but they never come around the feeder. Mockingbirds aren't seed eaters, they eat some berries and small fruits, but mostly they eat insects. Bless their little hearts!

Well, off I go. Eloise will be here momentarily. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72394: M-T. . .I would say your tastes are electric and sizzling. . .NOT! Just joking there - for some reason, Boo sent me your shorts so I'll double the starch when I iron them. That should make you sit a little taller in the saddle.

I really enjoyed the movie, Copying Beethoven. Has anyone else seen it - thought it was interesting and liked the music.

Prayers for those that need them.

Hugs for the rest.


May 07, 2009 - Msg 72395:
Morning gang, today is the national Day of Prayer.
Please prayer for our leaders, our troops, our country. Dear True and Living God, please hear the prayer of your people this day dear Father. We humbly turn to you, we repent and we ask your forgiveness. Thank you Jesus for saving all who turn to you in this way, and help our country to continue to be a beacon, a light in this dark world. Glory to your name, and thank you for the gifts of your Holy Spirit. Amen

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72396:

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72397: hey gang ,hope everyone has a great Mayberry day ,we had tornado warnings all around us last night ,its that time of year I guess . God be with those who are in need of him today

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72398: Amen!

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72399: Romeena, as I think I have said before, I think they left the "C" off of "rap" when they named that music.

I forgot to mention I did buy that TAGS calender from Weavers I was talking about getting, and it came last Saturday. I put it up in my office when I came in Sunday. And it sure is nice to look up and see it when I am feeling a bit harried.
I just missed the Gomer pic in April. The one on there for May is Opie and Mr. McBeevee.
Got a nice personalized hand-written greeting on the invoice too when it came, and was pleasantly surprised to see a 2008-2009 issue of The Mayberry Confidential paper in there with the calender. it was a nice paper. It tells what's going on in Mt. Airy. I tell you, it really makes me want to go to Mayberry Days.
Weavers really takes care of their customers.

Well, have to go pick up the Kai from school.

-Sterling Holobyte

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72400: Oh, I forgot to say, Amen, MDC!

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72401: Howdy, friends. Back from my doin's with Eloise. We not only went to Tuesday Morning, we went to the Last Chance store for Tuesday Morning! The next stop from there would be the city dump, I guess. Anyway, we walked in the front door, I looked to my right, and what to my wondering eyes should appear? The Anna Lee Mrs. Santa doll I had been watching at our Irving store. The original price on the doll is $160. Well, I hardly think so. Then it was cut to $90, and I wouldn't buy it. Next visit, it was $60. Still too much. Next visit, it was gone. But, there it was, in the Last Chance store. Not the same doll, of course, but one just like it. It was marked $49.99, but Eloise said it would be a little less than that at the register, so I bought it. Also picked up a Mr. and Mrs. Santa, also Anna Lee, each $19.99 each. Well, the big doll rang up as $30, and the two small ones at $10 each!! I felt like a bandit! They are beautiful, with their little drawn-on Anna Lee faces, velvet clothing and all. Really a worthwhile trip today.

Also bought a lovely 4-ft. wrought-iron, three-tier planter, complete with the coco husk liners and already assembled, for $25. I've seen them elsewhere for $75, but wouldn't buy one. Then we went by John's garden center and bought the posies to put in the thing. I already had potting soil and all, so now it's standing out on my front patio, bright with flowers, graceful with trailing ivy, and looks so pretty! Yep, it's been a good day.

Now I'm going to gather up Toye Starr and take her with me, and go get a haircut. They don't care if I bring her in, and she loves to go. If I don't get my hair cut, I'm going to have to cut myself some eyeholes to see out! It grows sooo fast!

Well, see you later, taters. --Romeena

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72402: Ok, I'm back, minus about a pound of hair. Sure feels better!

Where is everybody?? I know Spot has gone camping, but did the whole porch go with him? Anybody got any ideas for supper? --Romeena

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72403: Humphf! Party poopers. OK, so I ate a can of soup and some peanuts. I wasn't about to cook just for me. Guess I won't starve. See you all tomorrow. --Romeena

May 07, 2009 - Msg 72404: Thank you for leading us in a prayer for our nation, MDC.

The trip to Houston was uneventful (thank you for your prayers). We ran into more traffic than usual due to road construction, but it was ok. I try to make a game out of it...when I am in the thick of that kind of traffic on the highway, I get in "the zone" vision becomes sharper, my hearing more sensitive...I'm am in it to win!! Everyone better stay out of my way...I'm sort of kidding, but I do stay focused and find some sort of satisfaction in making it out alive! ha.

Possum, I think you may be right about might be hard to find music that he doesn't like.

I think I will get ready for bed...can't wait to close these eyelids.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72405: Possum...maybe this will help us in our quest to annoy MDC...CBS News came out with this list from Blender Magazine. They list the top ten worst songs of all time:
1)We Built This City-Starship,1985
2)Achy Breaky Heart-Billy Ray Cyruss, 1992
3)Everybody Have Fun Tonight-Wang Chung,1986
4)Rollin'-Limpbizkit, 2000
5)Ice Ice Baby-Vanilla Ice, 1990
6)The Heart of Rock and Roll-Huey Lewis, 1984
7)Don't Worry, Be Happy-Bobby McFerrin, 1988
8)Party All The Time-Eddie Murphy, 1985
9)American Life-Madonna, 2003
10)Ebony and Ivory-Paul M. and Stevie Wonder, 1982

Looks like alot of bad music came out of the 80's, but I already knew that.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72406: And while I am at it, I think I will add my own list: My top ten most annoying/really bad songs:

1)Having My Baby--Paul Anka
2)You're The One That I Want--from Grease
3)Take A Chance On Me--ABBA
4)Copa Cabana--Barry Manilow
5)Do That To Me One More Time--Captain and Tenille
6)Puppy Love--Donny Osmond
7)Paper Roses--Marie Osmond
8)Jolene--Dolly Parton
9)Like A Virgin--Madonna
10)Whip It--DEVO

Top that!


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72407: Where is everybody? It's not the weekend yet.

Anybody want some coffee with Hazelnut creamer? I'll share.

Better get Erin some breakfast. It's going to be a busy appointment. These roots are obscene (I'm blond from a bottle, ya know). Lots of laundry, too. Funny how I can be out of the house for one day and there is much catching up to do!


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72408: Now Boo - both of those lists had songs I really liked. . .I guess I have bad tastes in music.

Off to feed the little babies. . .


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72409: No coffe tea or punch thank you Mrs. Boo. I could go for a nice mug of hot chocolate though. Either that or a glass of fresh squeezed o.j. on ice. Leave the pulp in it please.

As far as the songs y'all been talking about, there ain't many I dislike either. I like Abba, the Bee Gees and most music. Other than the heavy metal, rap and head banging c rap. But I don't consider that music. That top ten list of bad music, well I liked most of them songs. So I guess once again, I'm out of touch with most of america. But that has become more obvious to me in the last election, that I am no longer main stream America. I feel like an odd ball, looking in anymore. :(

One thing I have discovered though, is that the few songs I really dislike, and there are not that many, I dislike not so much for the song, but rather because of memories it conjurs up. If I happened to be going through a period of difficulty or turmoil in my life when a particular song was popular, and here that song today, I just don't like it. And it's not really the song or the singer, just the bad memories that go with it. To this day when Jim Croche's "Time in a Bottle" comes on, I turn it off because of a tough time I was going through when that song was a hit.
But most songs of the 80's (not all) I really enjoyed. And I think it was because the 80's was a great decade for me.

Anyway, hope you all have a great Friday. It's been a long week for me and I am really looking forward to the weekend.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72410: Hey HM. You snucked in on me. I guess we can start our own chapter of the "bad music lovers club".


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72411: Hi Porch friends.Sorry I haven't been here for awhile,my youngest son has been sick for going on 3 weeks now.He is taking antibiotics,but,his fever came back last night and so did the stomach problems of nausea and diarrhea. Please pray for him,I'm hoping it's nothing serious,but,with all the antibiotic he has in his system,I don't think he should be running a fever again.I know doctors don't like to give antibiotics intil they are sure they are needed,but in this case I think they should have been given sooner.Hope Spot is enjoying his camping trip.Boo,congrats on getting through Houston safely,I never liked to drive there.But,it's not just there,most big cities I don't like to drive in.Yea Asa,I liked most of the 80's songs.Some of them I didn't like.For instance,I have to agree with Boo on "having my baby",copacabana,your the one that I want,Like a virgin.I was never a big Abba fan either.But,I liked most of the Jim Croce songs,and right now my mind just went blank on what other songs I liked.I'll stop back by the porch later,take care all-ky girl

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72412: sorry for the typos in the above post,I didn't read it before I posted-ky girl

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72413: Now, you two can't tell me you liked many of the songs on my list! I wanna hear your lists...

I think I know what you mean, ASA. I hate that song I listed above from Grease and I remember when it was popular I was taking driver's ed and the instuctor liked to have the radio blaring and that song must have been played every 5 minutes on the radio. It really irritated me! I mentioned Jolene because when i was a kid, my best friend's older sister was into cowboys and country music (which we hated) and she used to blare Jolene 24hrs a day. I couldn't stand Dolly's nasally voice.

Most of the other songs I listed I can't stand simply because of their terrible (IMO) lyrics.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72414: Good morning everyone. It's sunny!

BOO: Top that? I have two words for you: "Undercover Angel."

Move over HM and ASA--I like a few of the songs on BOO's lists, too.

See y'all in a bit.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72415: KY GIRL: Didn't see you there. Prayers for your son.

BOO: I especially love Dolly's voice, though "Jolene" is one of my least favorite of her songs. I don't think her voice is nasally. Did you ever hear her version of "Shine?"


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72416:

Hey Folks

Me-They I think I have a checkmate. A little something I like to call "Billy Don't Be A Hero"


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72417:
Oh Hey! M-T


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72418: Ok M-T, you're making wanna toss my taco.

Top this: "Only Women Bleed"-by Alice Cooper...Eww!

Yea, I guess Dolly is not so nasal, just has an unusual, chipmunk-like voice. Don't know if I have ever heard her sing "Shine". I can't remember what song that is. I will have to look for it on Youtube.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72419: Hey Auh2o, good to see you! "Billie Don't be a Hero" that's one I haven't thought of in years. Not a great song, but I think Undercover Angel is worse.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72420: Ok, M-T, I looked up "Shine" and I have heard it before, and liked it. You're right about that one.

If you are out there Mavis, I have been wondering if you are still singing in a bluegrass band? You haven't mentioned it in a very long time and I never got to hear you sing. Wish I had.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72421: Forgot to say "Hey" to KYGirl. Haven't seen you on facebook much lately. Prayers for your son. Sounds like he is going through what my Erin went through.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72422: Okay, BOO and AUH2O, how about these bombs:

"Don't Give Up on Us, Baby"
"Ain't 'Nothing Gonna Break-a My Stride" (typing that one almost gave me an anurism)
"Turn on Your Heartlight" (Ug! Neil Diamond!)
"You Take MY Breath Away" (The Rex Smith one. If you know the title, you know just about all the song's lyrics.)

And that grand old chestnut, "The Pina Colada Song."

I might be sick now.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72423: And another to finish you off:

"Puttin' on the Ritz" by Taco.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72424: about these:

"My Ding-A-Ling", by Chuck Berry and...

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72425: Oh, and..."Muskrat Love" (another Captain and'd they get so popular?).


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72426: Two words: "Disco Duck"..

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72427: Hey, M-T, I liked "Takes my Breath away" least as an adolescent girl, I did.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72428: BOO: It was the captain's hat.

How about REO Speedwagon's "I Can't Fight This Feeling."


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72429: And that Patrick Swayze song, "She's Like the Wind." Yuck-o!


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72430: Feelings.... ow wo wo feeelinggsss
ow wo woo feeeelinngsss

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72431:
You guys are too funny! I think I'll have to invite Dr Breen in to speak to the porchsters! ha
Boo- nice try on the songs, but the 60s had some
real baddies too...
"Ode to Billie Joe"
"The night the lights went out in Georgia"
Oh, and in the more recent years, you forgot
"The Macarena!" ha
Well, with spot gone camping, whose gonna twang our buds today?
APB for TOM, HAZEL, IDELLE, LUCY, DR P, ANT D, REV and others.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72432:
Oh, and prayers for ky girl's son. Too long on
antibiotics can also be counterproductive imho.
Let him ride the thing out, tough as it is.
You are both in my prayers.

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72433: Good morning, er, afternoon, porch! It's five after twelve, so I guess it's afternoon!

Boy, is my age showing! Or maybe it's the fact that I rarely listen to the radio. Anyway, about 90% of the songs y'all listed are totally unfamiliar to me. Never heard of 'em!

Boo, I'm glad you survived Houston traffic. That place is not to be believed. I have some really scary memories of driving in that town, and I will avoid it if at all possible. The last time I did it, I hit town just after dark, in a blinding rainstorm with high winds, and if it hadn't been for the help I received from another driver, I'd still be driving around looking for my cousin's place. God was watching out for me, though. I had stopped at a Dairy Queen on the outskirts of town to get some tea, and while standing in line inside, I got into a conversation with a young woman. As we talked, I expressed my fear of driving into Houston, with the storm about to break over our heads and all. She asked where I was going, and when I told her, she said she was going exactly the same way, and would be going right past the last exit I needed to make to get into my cousin's area, which is the Georgetown section of Spring. She suggested I just follow her and she would wave me off at the proper exit. I grabbed that offering like a hungry catfish! We got back on the road, the storm moved in, darkness fell, and the rain was so heavy I could barely see the taillights of my new friend's car. Fortunately she had a big bumper sticker, so I could always be sure I was following the right car. I followed her for about thirty miles, in blinding rain, wind about to blow us off the road, and finally she flashed her headlights several times, then put her right turn signal on, which I took to mean I was to take the next right exit. I did, and sure enough, it put me down right on the road I needed to be on to get to my cousin's house. When I finally pulled into his carport (he lives in a condo), I was shaking, and every muscle was aching. I've never been so glad to turn an ignition off in my life. I have not driven in Houston since, and won't, at least not until I get a GPS.

Well, guess I'd better go hunt up some lunch. Got to work tonight, so maybe a little nap will be in order later. Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72434: ROMEENA: Showing your age, or your good taste?


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72435: OK Time for a little "Name that Tune".
Artists name and name of song.

It was raining hard in Frisco
I needed one more fare to make my night
A lady up ahead waved and flagged me down
She got in at the light.

Winner gets a free case of Pickles.


Also prayers for ky girls son. Hope he gets feeling better soon.

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72436: "TATERS!!"

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72437: "MEAT!!"

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72438: "BREAD!!"

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72439: Sorry, can't name that one yet, Asa...I need more.

Romeena, that must have been quite an ordeal. Your story reminded me of the time on one of our trips to Colorado, that I had to drive from Silverton, down the mountain to Durango in the dark, with ice on the roads. I had taken that trip several times, so even though I couldn't see the steep drop-offs on the other side of the road, I knew they were there. It takes lots of twists and turns and you get going too fast, but don't want to wear your breaks out by staying on them too much. It's not fun at all. When I finally got to Durango, I had to pry my fingers off the steering wheel....Anyway, at least when I have to drive to Houston every 3 or 4 months, it is easy to get to Texas Children's Hospital..just a straight shot on the freeway, exit on Kirby, then left on University and you're there. Not very tricky but Kirby is a pain. Only 2 lanes on either side and mucho traffic. Lots of pededstrians buzzing in and out of traffic, too...and then there's the horn blowers! Why on earth people honk while the light is still red is beyond me. I think it is going to get like new york city, eventually, and people will be leaving their cars at home and using public transportation. That medical district is so crowded and I noticed yesterday that they are builing a new maternity hospital across the street from Texas Children's. Great location for high risk pregnancies but it will only add to the congestion. Too bad you can't apply for a job there, Ro...wouldn't you just love to be right in the middle of all that mess in downtown Houston? hehe

OK MDC, you have let us in on some of the songs you hate so now it is my turn to serenade YOU:

"It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day.
I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was bailin' hay.
And at dinnertime we stopped and walked back to the house to eat.
And Mama hollered out the back door, "Ya'll remember to wipe your feet!"
And then she said, "I got some new this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge...
Tonight Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahachie Bridge"

And Papa said to Mama as he passed around the black-eyed peas,
"That Billie Joe never had a lick of sense. Pass the biscuits, please."....yada..yada..yada..


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72440: Good afternoon my porch family, I hope you are all having a great Friday. I'm loving all this talk about music even the bad ones ha ha. My favorite genre is of course the 70's stuff but I've also gotten into the 60's era stuff too especialy the Vietman War era of stuff, like Creedence, the Beatles, and some of the war/peace songs. I think I was born about 10 years too late ha ha. Well the sun is actually out for the moment, but for how long, who knows? Goin to a get together at my moms tonight so I've been cooking this afternoon. Since Spot is gone ya'll are more than welcome to show up. Have a great day--Salty Dog

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72441: Salty, I like CCR and the Beatles! It's great to have you back on the porch more often.


OK ASA, here's a "name that tune" for you:
"...Mirrors on the ceiling,
Pink champagne on ice,
And she said, "We are all just prisoners here,
of our device.." (probably too easy, eh?)

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72442:
If you change your mind,
I'm the first in line,
Honey I'm still free,
Take a chance on me...

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72443: STOP THAT, MDC!!!


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72444:
Lyricman strikes again! heehee

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72445: Is that the Eagles "Hotel California?
OK Boo, or anyone else. Heres more verses.

Oh where you going to my lady blue
It's a shame you ruined your gown in the rain
She just looked out the window
And 16 Parkside Lane

Something about her was familiar
I could swear I'd seen her face before
She said I must be mistaking
And she didn't say anything more

It took awhile but she looked in the mirror
And she glanced at the licsence for my name
A smile seemed to come to her slowly
It was a sad smile just the same

And she said how are you Harry
And I said how are you Sue
Through the too many miles and the too little smiles
I still remember you


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72446: Sorry Asa, still don't know...sounds like a sad song, though.

Right, Hotel California...but that was an easy one. I need to think of a tough one like yours. Let me see what I can come up with...


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72447: Okay, try this one:

Lost and all alone
I always thought that I could make it on my own.
Since you left I hardly make it through the day.
My tears get in the way,
And I need you back to stay.

I wander through the night
And search the world to find
the words to make it right.
All I want is just the way it used to be
With you here with me,
I've got to make you see...


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72448:
Youall have a good weekend!
Unlike Aunt bee, I don't think this
group needs to "loosen" anything! ha
Sounds like we're'all are pretty loose already! (:
But I'm still holdin' to Reverend Tucker.
I appreciate it and good night!

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72449:
and for the love of mike, let Olive keep the extra 25 cents! ha

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72450: Well, I don't know much about it, but I'd have sworn that was "Ode to Billie Joe."

Boo, I think I'd stand in a bread line before I'd move to Houston, if there weren't any jobs anywhere else. My cousin lives in Spring, just off the Katy freeway, and his mom used to live less than a mile away, on the other side of the Katy. Once I was driving from her house to his, and it took about 50 minutes to make that run of less than a mile. Ridiculous.

Well, I've got to get the monkey suit on and head to work. Just this one-in-a-row, so not too bad. I don't mind these single nights too much - it's those back-to-back things that just ruin a week for me. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72451: Oh, and thanks, Me-They. You're very kind. --Romeena

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72452: Hey,don't knock"I can't fight this feeling anymore" thats still one of my favorites!Asa,I always thought that was called the cab ride,the name of that song!Yeah,it is depressing but I kind of liked his style of writing.o.k. another one I always liked,and still do,I don't know who sang it but it's called"I'd really love to see you tonight".Heres one I never liked,see if you recognize the lyrics"Well I tried to make it Sunday but I got so da**ed depressed,so I set my sights on Monday and I got myself undressed,now I ain't ready for the altar"-ky girl

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72453: Sister Golden Hair by America kygirl
And your close on the cab ride. It was "Taxi" by Harry Chaphin. I'll give ya 1/2 credit.:)
I know the tune of yours Boo, but I'm struggling to remember the name or artist. I'll work on it.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72454: Lost and all alone by Bread? Is that it Boo?


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72455: Ok, Asa you've stumped me with your song. But Ky girl that one is Sister Golden Hair. This one should be an easy one.
I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide;
When i saw carmen and the devil walkin' side by side.
I said, "hey, carmen, come on, let's go downtown."
She said, "i gotta go, but my friend can stick around." Salty Dog

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72456: Asa, you snuck in on me!!

May 08, 2009 - Msg 72457: Ding! Ding! Ding! got it, ASA!

I have NO idea what song that is, Salty...give us another hint?? (I LIKE this game!).


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72458: Here's a hard one:

She was your morning light.
Her smile told of no night.
Your love for her grew with each rising sun.

And then one winter day,
His hand led her away.
She left you here drowning in your tears,
Here where you've stayed for years...

Hope everyone is having a peaceful Friday night. Bruce and I took the kids to a ballgame. We have a minor league team here in Corpus, called The Hooks and they play at Whataburger Field (did that get your attention, MDC?). It was a lovely night, nice breeze, fun.

Lots to do tomorrow and STILL have to figure out what to get for my mom! Shame on me.


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72459:
How can we forget the biggest load of cheese?

We had joy
We had fun


May 08, 2009 - Msg 72460: Boo, you stumped me with yours.. but here is another hint for ya.

I pulled into Nazareth, Was feeling bout half past dead.
I just need some place where I can lay my head.

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72461: wow,I'm really stumped,I don't recognize either of the songs mentioned.I think it's great you all can remember the lyrics,I'm having trouble remembering any of them.o.k.,this is an easy one IMO,"All alone at the end of the evening,when the bright lights have faded to gloom,I was thinkin bought a woman that loved me,that I never knew"-ky girl

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72462: man,I should've been on the Porch yesterday- I am pretty sure I'd have guessed all the songs y'all were throwing out! Music is a compelsion of mine,if ya didn't know! By the way,I can't recollect that last one of yours,Boo,but the one Salty just tossed out is "The Weight". Good song!
"Billy Don't Be a Hero"? Y'all will laugh,but when I was a teenager I was a full fledged member of the Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods fan club (they sang that) and even had an autographed pic on my bedroom wall! The lead singer was a "fox"-hee hee! I was sick back then-ha!
" Sister Golden Hair" & "Taxi"? Favorite songs of mine. No offense to the non- liking Porchsters. Y'all wouldn't get me to an ABBA concert no matter what,so to each his own!
Ok, how about this 70's song? There's a Krispy Kreme donut for whoever guesses correctly!One line at a time:
" Nibblin' on bacon,chewing on cheese..."
possum under a rock

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72463: "take it to the Limit" Ky girl.By the Eagles.
P.S. hope your son gets well soon.

possum again

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72464: Muskrat Love, Possum. I never could stand that song.
And I agree, auh2o, Seasons in the Sun was the biggest load of cheese! That was a one-hit wonder, by somebody named Terry something, I think...
- Hazel

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72465: Auh2o, that is so funny that you posted Seasons in the Sun because right before I went to bed, I thought of that one and decided to wait until this morning to post it!! You beat me. I can remember everyone going crazy over that song when I was a kid.

I can't guess yours, Possum. Here's another hint about mine above. This will probably give it away-the next line is:

By the way, KYGirl, I don't remember all the lyrics, I look them up online!

Better a meeting this morning to interview a new youth pastor. I like the one we have, but he wants to move on to something different.


May 09, 2009 - Msg 72466: Terry Jacks or Jackson was his name I think Hazel. Good to see you Lass. Hope all is well in Ideeeho. And that was a cheezy song, I must agree.

You both have me stumped Salty and Possum.
How's about a few lyrics of this one.
"The good old weren't all that good
And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems."

Anyone like the song "Drive" by "The Cars"? I love that song. And anything by Enya.


May 09, 2009 - Msg 72467: Yea Asa,I like Drive by the cars,and most of Enya's stuff I like.Thank you for the prayers for my son.His doctor changed his meds,and he seems to be feeling better today. This is the first day he has really played since he first got sick and thats been almost two weeks.I'll stop by later-ky girl

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72468: Oh wow, I love that song Drive, and funny you should mention Enya, I just got a CD of hers yesterday. Glad your son is better ky girl. Was a beautiful morning here, now the clouds and rain are moving back in again. Here's another one for ya'll.

She's been looking like a queen in a sailors dream,
And she dont always say what she really means.
Sometimes I think it's a shame
When I get feeling better when I'm feeling no pain.--Salty Dog

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72469: Ha Salty. You know I love Gordon. :) Sundown.

Glad you Son is doing better ky girl.


May 09, 2009 - Msg 72470: Yep, I figured you'd get that one right off the bat Asa- Hey, ya'll remember Mrs Robinson? SD

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72471: HAZEL!!....come back, Hazel!! Don't stay away so long..please...

Glad your boy is finally feeling better, KYGirl.

"'s a little secret,
just the Robinson's affair.
Most of all, you've got to hide it from the kids."

I used to like some of Simon & Garfunkle's stuff, Salty. I also used to like Paul Simon's "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover". I thought it was funny.

Who's Enya?? Enya what?..Enya Face?


May 09, 2009 - Msg 72472: If you people need something to do, I hear the pickle factory is looking for a brine tester. --Romeena :)

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72473: Oh Asa - I knew it was Harry Chapin right away - just got to post now. Loved WOLD and the Banana Song - do you know that one by Chapin?

"Don't look Ethel!"
Does anyone know that line from the song. . .


May 09, 2009 - Msg 72474: "The Streak",homemaker! And Hazel guessed " Muskrat Love". Have a Donut,Hazel and welcome back to the Porch-you've been missed around here! By the way,when I saw America last year, "Muskrat Love" was one song they didn't play-wonder why?!
I went out of town today and haven't read the new song titles y'all have thrown out there.I just looked to see if someone guessed "Muskrat Love" and then "Don't look Ethel!" is staring me in the face-ha! I'll get back with y'all on the "name that tune" game later.Keep it going!
I just hope we haven't set Asa off with the mention of "The Streak"-thank goodness Spot is off camping or we might have 2 of 'em getting idea of running around nekkid! Ha!
possum under a rock

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72475: That should have been "we might have 2 of 'em getting IDEAS of running around nekkid!"
Typing that once is bad enough! Hee!

possum again

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72476: Hey Salty: "Put it in your pantry with your cupcakes!"
possum once more

I've gotta tear myself away from this computer now or else I'll keep reading back and guessing songs all night long. Later,Gaters!
possum is outta here (for now)

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72477: Hey, I think we may be forgetting the all time cheesiest song.
Paul Anka, "Having my baby". Sorry if any of you liked that one, but it was a swing and a miss for me.
Possum, you said you wanted me to streak? I don't know. I don't run so fast no more.

Boo, seriously, you don't know who Enya is? I'm sure you have heard their music. Just maybe haven't heard the name.

HM, Sure is nice having you back on the porch, bad septic tank not withstanding.


May 09, 2009 - Msg 72478: You know what else, Possum and Homemaker??...I just got off my sister's facebook page and she had taken a quiz called, "What's your old lady name". Hers was Ethel and someone commented, "Don't look, Ethel!" funny is that? I hadn't thought of that in 30 years, now I see it twice in 2 minutes! haha

Asa, if you look back...On my first list of 10 worst songs, "Having My Baby" was no. 1 on my list. I can't stand it.

Seriously, I don't know the name Enya...I would probably know the music, though. I will look it up and let you know.

You're too funny, ROMEENA!!


May 09, 2009 - Msg 72479:
Well hello porch family.....just sneaking in real quick to wish all the moms a BLESSED MOTHER'S DAY.

I've been so busy lately. Hope to be able to check in and stay a little longer tomorrow.
Sending prayers and love to all the porch family!

May 09, 2009 - Msg 72480: Thank you, REV! Great to hear from you.


May 10, 2009 - Msg 72481: Good late evening, porch. Hazel, it's really good to see you back on the porch. Don't stay away so long - we miss you!

I spent a lovely evening with my brother and sister-in-law. We went to see the new "Star Trek" movie, and it was very good. Wonderful special effects, as you would imagine, and it even had Leonard Nimoy in it! My goodness, he's so old! Time does terrible things, but some of the old campy charm is there. The "new" Mr. Spock is pretty cool, too. We saw it at a place called Studio Movie Grill. New to me, but maybe you all have heard of it? I gather that it's a chain/franchise thing. It's like a regular movie theater, except you're seated in very comfortable, leather swivel chairs, and there's a table in front of you! After you're seated, a wait person comes and takes your order for food, which is quite good and is reasonably priced, no more than you'd pay at most chain-type restaurants, such as Chili's. The prices ranged from $4 for some things up to the most expensive meal, which was about $12. We got three different things and shared, so we got to try different stuff. Great chicken tenders! The food is served just before the movie starts, and you just eat your way through the movie. At the price of cokes and popcorn in theaters these days, I think we got out cheap, and had good food instead of junk. Movie tickets were only $6. I would strongly recommend, if you have one of these places in your area, that you try it.

Well, I'm off to bed, will be up early for preachin' in the morning. Happy Mother's Day to all you moms, and all who have been "like a mom" to someone. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

May 10, 2009 - Msg 72482: Morning all. Good Sabbath and Happy Mothers Day to all you Moms. Yours is a sacred and holy calling and may God bless you in it.


May 10, 2009 - Msg 72483: I am SO jealous, Ro. I can't wait to see the Star Trek movie. I was thinking the same thing...wouldn't it be great if Nimoy AND Shatner could play the lead roles, but then they would have to call it "Geriatric Trek". OMGosh, how can I get one of those Studio Move Grills in my area?...sounds FAB.



May 10, 2009 - Msg 72484: Thank you, ASA!


May 10, 2009 - Msg 72485: Thank you,Asa. For the Mother's Day wishes and for not streaking!
Happy Mother's Day to all the Porch mamas. May the day be as special as you all are.Love to all.

possum under a rock

May 10, 2009 - Msg 72486:
Happy Mother's Day to all you porch mamas!
God bless you for all you do to keep your
families going!
"...but Barney, I'm your MOTHER!" (:
See ya all tomorr'a.

May 10, 2009 - Msg 72487:
P.S-Really enjoyed all the contributions
to the 70s musiCAL! ha

May 10, 2009 - Msg 72488: Hey ya'll - my son had his first chick today! He received an incubator for Christmas so this was his first try out. So we have our first baby black cochin.

The studio grill sounds great. My son is going to see the Disney movie Earth on Tuesday. It is a reward for having 2 or less missing assignments for the whole year. Because it is a small school system - the sixth graders were invited to go with the high schoolers going. So it is buffalo wings and rings and then to the movies for a popcorn and coke. They only had to pay $4. Thought that was reasonable.

Oh Lord it's hard to be humble,
when you're perfect in every way
I can't wait to look in the mirror,
I get better looking each day.
To know me is to love me -
I must be a heck of a man
Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
But I am doing the best that I can.

Who sang it??