May 10, 2009 - Msg 72489:
Hello porch family......Pray you all had a great worship day and Mother's Day. I spent all day with my family which was so nice. No concerts or was great!

hm....Mac Davis sang the song "O Lord It's Hard To Be Humble."

I was never a big Star Trek fan but Ro's post may have talked me into going to see it. (Or just wait till it comes out on DVD)

All those 70's songs bring back a lot of memories. I listen to 70's on XM a good bit while I'm traveling.

Well better get back to the family and of course playing with my little stinker Jake. He's sitting here looking at me as if to say, "'ve been on that computer long enough so get back down here with me." He's so funny, he's sitting there with his toy in his mouth looking at me with those big brown eyes.

You all have a Jesus filled night and know that you all are in my heart and prayers!
Be sure to tell someone that Jesus loves them.....they just may need it.
And by the way...HE loves you too!

May 10, 2009 - Msg 72490:
Thought I would tidy up the porch a bit.

May 10, 2009 - Msg 72491: Happy Mothers Day everyone! Sorry I'm late been a busy day around my porch what with work, and goin to see our Momma's and all. Hopefully Fluffy had a good Mothers Day too and stayed off the roof, you know how you'd hate to see your mother on the roof.

I swear ever since ky-girl mentioned Sister Golden Hair I've heard that song three times!! I've kind of gotten used to it now. Hope ya'll had a good Sabbath gotta get ready for another work week yuck! Love and prayers--Salty Dog

May 10, 2009 - Msg 72492: Thanks for all the Mother's Day wishes. It was a good, Bruce took me and MIL out to eat at my favorite little cafe in town, then a long nap, then over to visit mom. Bruce kept the kids so I got to go alone and spend some uninterrupted time with mom and St. Susan. It was really nice. I couldn't figure out what in the world to get my mom because she has everything. I ended up getting her a candy jar that she could open easily (she has terrible arthritis in her hands) and I filled it with all kinds of caramels (her favorite), I brought her some flowers in an antique mason jar and made strawberry shortcake for her. She was VERY happy. The woman is really into food.

Well, time for a shower, a book, and some more sleep! See ya'll in the morning with my coffee.

Sweet dreams, Mothers of Mayberry~


May 10, 2009 - Msg 72493: I want to take the time to share a poem on Mother's Day:

A Mother's Love

A mother's love determines how,
we love ourselves and others.
There is no sky we'll ever see,
Not lit by that first love.

Stripped of love, the universe,
Would drive us mad with pain;
But we are born into a world,
That greets our cries with joy.

How much I owe you for the kiss,
That told me who I was!
The greatest gift-a love for life-
Lay laughing in your eyes.

Because of you my life still has
The soft grace of your smile;
And every wind of fortune bears
The scent of your carress.
-author unknown


May 10, 2009 - Msg 72494: Good evening, porch. I trust everyone had a great Mother's Day, and thank you for the good wishes on behalf of mothers everywhere.

I had a lovely day. Church, then lunch with my son and his wife at her sister's house. Very convenient, what with Eloise being my best buddy, and our kids married to each other. Just one big happy family. Delicious meal, as always. Then we sat around and visited all afternoon, played with Toye Starr and Bentley, and this evening we all went to El Fenix for some great Mexican food. Then home, and here I am, full and tired.

REV, if you like Star Trek at all, you'll love this movie. Boo, you absolutely must see it. Check your movie guide section, you just might have one of those Movie Grill things somewhere in Corpus. REV, I wouldn't suggest DVD - this is one that you'll want to see on a big screen. In fact, I understand it's available in IMAX as well, and I may just go see it again in that format. Believe me, from what I saw on the plain big screen, it would be a barnburner in IMAX. It's extremely clean, in the light of what passes for clean these days. There were a couple of mild four-letter words that I recall, and one scene that just started to get risque', but got interrupted with a comic intrusion, so really wasn't offensive at all. Lots of violent and explosive action, but not particularly gory, just exciting, like Star Wars. Special effects are incredible.

REV, I love it that you're enjoying little Jake so much. Aren't they just wonderful? Toye Starr was with me all day, until we went to the restaurant, and she just went from lap to lap, then landed in mine around 3:30 and snoozed for a full hour, just dead to the world. So sweet!

Well, Britcoms are on, guess I'll turn in and watch Hyacinth try to impress all the "right" people, while the long-suffering Richard tries to keep her in check. Poor Hyacinth, she's totally oblivious to the fact that most people can't stand her! Even Elizabeth is appalled by her behavior, but forgives her anyway and tries to be her friend. What a great show!

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

May 10, 2009 - Msg 72495: Boo, that poem is beautiful. Lovely sentiment, so creatively expressed. Unusual style, charming and simple. Thanks for sharing it. --Romeena

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72496: Morning Family:
What a busy weekend! ALL the children have moved back in! 2 from college and the 2 still @ home. What must I do with all the STUFF? This mom was in her happiest moments with all the kids around. Better get off the porch and get the sweeper started. Too bad REV already did the porch, I would have done it for ya...~New Neighbor

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72497: You're welcome, Romeena.

Rent a storage building, New Neighbor? :-) Glad you are happy!! Sounds like your grocery bill is going to increase considerably.

Going to be a busy Monday. Did I tell ya'll my dryer went out yesterday? So, I have laundry everywhere waiting to be washed. I can't do that today but there is plenty more to do. I would like to go see Star Trek instead, but that wouldn't be wise! Fun, but not wise.

Better get Erin up and going.


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72498: Mornin' Y'all! Mother's Day was nice for me too.We had storms yesterday afternoon- hail,thunder,the works,so I stayed off of the computer.
Boo,that is a beautiful poem-thanks for sharing it. By the way,you didn't get those flowers and antique Mason jar from the Morrison Sister's,did you? And some elixir for celebrating ? After all,yesterday WAS Mother's Day! Ha!
Wonder if Spot is back home at the doghouse? Looking forward to hearing about his camping trip. Hey Spot,our movie was on last night- YOUTS!! I fell asleep before it got to that part (not like I haven't seen it a zillion times!) but I got to see another funny part- the grits scene!
Speaking of grits,let's head over to Cracker Barrel for breakfast.I think I still have a gift card from there with a few dollars left on it.See y'all there!
possum under a rock

Mac Davis- "Baby baby don't get hooked on me" Y'all remember that? I used to love his variety show!

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72499: Good morning everyone. Had a spectacular weekend. The weathger was beautiful. A belated happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there. Isn't it a shame we have to single out just one day to tell moms how special they are? We had brunch out with our moms. It was nice, real nice.

So nice to hear from you, HAZEL. If you stop by more often, I'll try not to be so obtuse.

Did anyone see the clips of Obama at the Correspondents dinner? I watched it on Fox. I have to say, he was very funny, and not in a meanspirited way. He had some zingers for Steele and Cheney, but they were nothing compared to the ones he tossed at Biden and Hillary. My favorite was when he was saying how close he and she had become and that she didn't carry any grudges for losing to him. In fact, he said, as soon as she got back from Mexico she gave him a big hug and kiss. I thought that was funny. Wanda Sykes was foul and rude and should have been booed off the stage. You could tell that the people there were uncomfortable.

I have this one on CD, and the kids are always clamoring for it. Name that tune for a kerosene cucumber:

"Sometimes the work gets kinda hard,
And this ain't no place to be if you planned on bein' a star.
Let me tell you it's always cool,
And the boss don't mind if sometimes you act the fool"

That one should get you clapping.


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72500: POSSUM: As far as variety shows go, Mac Davis was no "Donny and Marie" ;-).


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72501: Speaking of variety type shows, anyone remember the shows "That's Incredible!" and "Real People?" They both had multiple hosts. Incredible had FRan Tarkinton, Cathy Lee Crosby, and John Davis. People had Skip Stevenson, Sarah Purcell, and somebody else, I think. Love those as a kid.


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72502: Hey, Possum, I watched the last 30 minutes of My Cousin Vinnie last night on TBS. Didn't see the "yout" part, though...and no, didn't get the jar from the Morrison's really cute, though.

Oh M-T, are you ever going to get over Donny and Marie? I remember "That's Incredible" and "Real People". I watched those, too, and I saw something on Real People all those years ago that I will never forget. Do you remember how they used to show pictures of funny signs that folks sent in? Once they showed a picture of a sign tacked to a fence and it said, "Absolutely NO tresspassing! Violaters will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Signed, Sisters Of Mercy"...I thought that was so funny that I never forgot it.

I need to quit stalling and get to work...the Monday after Mother's Day is always the worst because you have to catch up the work you didn't do on Sunday. Next year I am telling Bruce that for Mother's Day, I want him to hire someone to come in and give the house a good cleaning.

See ya'll at break time.


PS-I don't know the song, M-T.

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72503: I trust allthe lovely porch mothers had a great day yesterday. I am feeling great this morning, well if the wind blows hard then my right side wants to take flight. I walk lop sided since my right kidney is out. ha. boo- i loved your poem, thank you. romeena- i have been thinking whether to see star trek but it sounds good. possum- i remember that mac davis tune, good one.cracker barrel sounds great see you all there. me- they - obamas comedy was good, i liked the one about his girls taking the plane for a joy ride. rev- maybe you could recoerd a version of that song its hard to be humble, great song. mdc- i hope you have a great day, it was great talking to you sunday. i pray you all have a blessed week. pappa bear

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72504: BOO:

"You might not ever get rich,
But let me tell you it's better than diggin' a ditch.
No tellin' who you might see, a movie star or
Maybe even an Indian chief"

That's funny about that sign. I remember the show was really funny to me then. I bet it would be pretty hokey today.

And, no, I'm afraid Donny and Marie are firmly embedded in my brain.


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72505: Ya snuck in on me there PAPPABEAR. NIce to see you back regular!


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72506: Still don't have it, M-T.

Too bad about Donny and Marie.


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72507: M-T, when you get the chance, go to YouTube and put "Real People TV Show" in the search box. You can watch the opening of the show (with Sara Purcell). There is also a clip of the opening of "That's Incredible".


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72508: Could be worse, BOO. Remember Shields and Yarnell? Who came up with the bright idea of giving two mimes a variety show? You can only watch so many invisible boxes and "human robots."

Thanks for the tip. I think I'll look 'em up at lunch.

It's "Car Wash."


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72509: I forgot all about Shields and Yarnell...too funny.

I might have guessed car wash if you kept going. I remember the really bad movie it was from.


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72510:
"Baby, baby, don't get hooked on me.."
I guess were just stuck in the 70s for a while!
Looks like all the mothers here "survived" yesterday! I wonder how many had to clean up
dirty kitchens. ha
Good to see the porch "nice and full" with plenty
of "eraser clappers!"
Prayers. MDC

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72511:
How about this one: What group had a 70s song,
but they weren't really even a real human group?
Hint: It was in the category often called
"bubblegum" music like "horray for hazel."

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72512: Hey - let's not knock Donny and Marie - you all know that I like cheezy music.
We tried a new BBQ place yesterday and it was delish! My family loves BBQ anything.
Boo - is St. Susan your sister? I have one too and I am the forever eyeore!


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72513: Boo,I was gonna help ya out with "Car Wash" but Me-they told you the answer before I could!
The Monkees,MDC? Nah,that's not it. You must be talking about a pack of singing dogs or something! Let me think on it.
I'll leave y'all with this one:
"Heartbeat,it's a love beat,and a love beat is a good vibration,oh a heartbeat,it's a love beat and when we meet,it's a good sensation..."
One of my sisters loved that song!
possum again

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72514: Ah,ha! MDC, could it be Alvin and the Chipmunks?!

possum once more

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72515: MDC: Would that have been the Archies, by chance?


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72516: I'm thinking that Alvin was the 60s, POSSUM, but you might be right.


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72517: Check this out, gang!


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72518: And what would Saturday morning cartoons be without these?


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72519: Well gang we are back safe and sound,stayed an extra day....had a great time...let me get things put away...back in a bit to read...SPOT

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72520: My fellow YOUT is back! Missed ya,spot!

Yeah,Me-They,seems like I can recall the Chipmunks back in the 60s (yes,I'm that old!) but they may have had a hit in the 70s too.The Archies is probably it though.
"sugar sugar,ah honey honey.."
Let me go check out M-T's flashback on YouTube-see y'all later!

possum again

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72521: Good afternoon, porch. We just had another rainstorm! Is it ever going to dry out around here? I'm not complaining, we need the rain, but honestly, a little sun now and then would be nice too.

Does anybody remember Shari Lewis and Lambchop? I was an adult, and I would drop whatever I was doing just to watch Shari and Lamb Chop and her other little friends, Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy. Shari was an extremely talented ventriloquist and performer, and those puppets, especially Lamb Chop were just so adorable! Google "Shari Lewis" and you'll find a bunch of information, and some YouTube links.

Well, guess I'll go scare up some lunch, then try for a little nap before going in to work tonight. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72522: I see I spelled Lamb Chop as "Lambchop" once, and when I went back to my Google search to see which is correct, I found that it's given both spellings on the various links. So, I guess anything goes. My vote goes to Lamb Chop. --Romeena

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72523: Good afternoon porch, just checking in for a spell. been busy past couple of days.

Patrick had his senior prom Saturday night. I will send Romeena pictures for the album once granduation is over as I can send some of both events!

Beth had her birthday party(her birthday is not until the 16th but we partied early due to other stuff going on this month) the same night as well. I took 6 15 year old girls to dinner and then to my house for a movie and cake.

A belated Happy Mothers Day to all Mom's on the porch. We took my Mom out for lunch after Church on Sunday.

Now of all things, we have a leak in our roof which has apparently been leaking for a while and with all the heavy rain it has made its way onto the ceiling in Patricks room! Looks like the roof will be major work and the ceiling as well, not sure just painting over it will fix the problem as we are afraid it has mold on it as well. What a mess that will be. I get all out of sorts with things being in disarray, especially like this will be. It can't be helped and I know. With all of the rain we have had it has made it worse. We would have realized eventually and may have made a bigger problem, The joys of owning a home!

Lets all go out for dinner as I am not sure I am up to cooking tonight. Olive Garden at 6 pm.

Hope all is well with everyone else. take care and prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72524: ME~~I had to clean up a dirty kitchen, MDC. Also, had to clean alot of other things up today, too. Whew!

Wow. Me-They, you really made my day with those memories! I was grade-school age at that time and never missed the saturday morning cartoons. It was great to see the Archies and I had forgotten all about those Libbeyland TV dinners! My mom used to buy those super-gross things for me! Remember when TV dinners were in an aluminum tray?

Welcome home, SPOT. We missed you.

Yes, I used to watch Shari and Lamb Chop, Romeena, AND Captain Kangaroo, of course.

Back to work...


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72525: Hey sorry about the roof leak. What a headache to deal with! Glad the kids are doing well.


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72526:
Yup, it was the Archies with "Sugar, Sugar."
They were a "cartoon band" with a top 40 hit! Go figure.
Me-They, what are you showing on YouTube?
We are blocked here at work from that site.
Big Maude- you mean Andy didnt tell you that the roof leaked? Do the pipes make noise too? (:
Boo- It's like a day off at any job.. always playing catch-up the next day! ha
I read that with all the jobs mom's do..Yukon taxi, cleaner, counselor, etc, they would make
about 150 thousand doing all that in the job market! Wow! Thanks moms!

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72527: It should be much more, MDC! ;-)

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72528: Sorry about your leak, MAUDE. Now, if it was in the basement you could at least sail boats.

MDC: The first one was a clip of the cartoon Archies singing "Sugar, Sugar." The other one was a string of half a dozen toy, cereal, and junk food commercial from teh late 60s, early 70s like they would have shown on Saturday morning.

BOO: Do you remember the "Groovy Ghoulies?" They were a spin-off of Sabrina, which itself was a spin-off of the Archies. I got the complete set for th kids last fall, and they love it. The jokes are cornball, and they always do a musical number ala the Archies. Check it out on Youtube.

ROMEENA: I remember Shari Lewis, but she really was before my time. She was pretty talented with a sock!


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72529: BOO: Remember Mr. Green Jeans and Bunny-Rabbit from Captain Kangaroo? Wasn't there a giant teddy bear on teh show, too?


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72530: Who remembers Howdy-Doody? And Buffalo Bob, and Chief Thunderthud and Princess Summerfallwinterspring? And does ANYBODY remember Beanie and Cecil, and Uncle Captain? And then, of course, there was Rocky the flying squirrel and Bullwinkle Moose, and Snidely Whiplash? Gosh, what fun! I wish they'd bring some of those old shows back. I don't know about other kids, but I'm quite sure my grandsons would just love them. Their daddy did! --Romeena

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72531: Yes, he was called "Dancing Bear", I think...I am going to go check out Groovy Ghoulies...


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72532: M-T, I couldn't quite remember who the Groovy Ghoulies were until I watched them on Youtube. I remember them now. That was fun! I don't think I watched them much, though, because by that time I was outgrowing cartoons, I think. I was probably 13 or 14. Oh, and yes I remember Mr. Green Jeans and Bunny Rabbit.

Sorry, Romeena, the only thing I remember from your list is Rocky and Bullwinkle.


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72533: ROMEENA: Chad had a DVD of (no kidding) 350 cartoons, most old one-shots and stuff like "Mighty Mouse" and the old 1940s "Superman." I think "Beanie and Cecil" are on it, too.

I HAD a Howdy Doody! If you recall, he made a "comback" for a few years on tv in teh early 1970s.

Snidely Whiplash--wasn't he Dudley Doo-Right's nemesis?


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72534:
RO- I remember ALL of them, if that makes ya feel better!
Remember "the funny company" cartoon with the
indian character who sounded like a foghorn
whenever he opened his mouth? ha
Any American Pie fans? The 70s song, not the movie.
"A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, they?d be happy for a while.

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver..."

SPOT- welcome back- glad all went well.
Catch a lot of fish?


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72535: Really, Ro? I had heard that if you're a Trekkie(as I am) you wouldn't like this movie. All I had to hear was that they put in some nonsense about some goings-on between Uhura and Spock to make me say, "forget it. I am not seeing this movie!"
I just hate it when they crapp up my favorite tv shows when they bring them to film, as they have now seem to have done with Star Trek.
Personally, I think Gene Roddenberry would be rolling over in his grave with some of the stuff they have done to his baby.

Glad you enjoyed it though. I just don't think I could.

You "outgrew" cartoons, Boo? I don't know if I ever did. I remember coming home from high school and watching "Tom and Jerry". And of course, "Gilligan's Island." That wasn't a cartoon, but it sure was cartoony.

-Sterling Holobyte

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72536: Hey Sterling, why don't you tell us how you REALLY feel? ;-)....OK, I confess...I remember watching Deputy Dog right before Gilligan came on (when I was in junior high). Once I was in high school, it was Star Trek reruns after school. I think I have told ya'll this before, but I didn't start watching TAGS until I was like 27.

Bible study at the rehab was great. The girls were very calm and listened to what was being taught. We had some good prayer time with them, too.

Better go..


May 11, 2009 - Msg 72537: Good Evening Porch! and a belated Happy Mama's Day to the Mamas on the porch! Sorry I didn't make it by yesterday, I spent the day doing NOTHING! ha I love reading all the old lyrics and trying to guess the songs, some of them I know, some of them I didn't, but remember, I'm more a bluegrass person. :) Boo I'm not singing in the band anymore, haven't since before I got married. I miss it terribly, but too much other stuff going on. I do love being on stage singing though. Now my contribution to the songs, to me it's an easy one, but here goes...
I've got a freaky old lady name o' Cocaine Katy
Who embroiders on my jeans
I've got my poor old gray-haired Daddy
Drivin' my limousine
Now it's all designed to blow our minds
But our minds won't really be blown
HA, bet Spot and possum get it right off!

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72538: To be honest with you, Boo, I didn't start watching TAGS until I was in my 30's. I remember my parents watching it when I was in my teens and thinking how boring it looked because everyone just was talking all the time. I was really into the sci-fi stuff back then. If it didn't have spaceships or monsters in it I didn't really care to watch it.
Boy, did I ever miss out. Hopefully though I am making up for that now.

Mavis, I don't know what song that is but it sure sounds weird. :) "Cocaine Katy"?

-Sterling Holobyte

May 11, 2009 - Msg 72539:
Hello porch family....chilly here in SC today. Good sleeping weather.

pappa bear.....good to see you back in your rocker. Been praying for you.

I had forgotten a lot of those tv shows that you all posted. Some good ole shows.

Spot....glad you made it back safe. Hope you left some fish in the lake for others to catch. hehe

Ro....yea I'm sure Star Trek is a must see in the theater with all the special effects. got me on that one too.

MDC....o yea...I remember American Pie being a real long song. That song made Don McLean.

Well gonna hit the ironing board. Can't hardly keep my eyes open. Prayers for all the porch family.

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72540: I'll wait until a few more chime in before I tell you, meanwhile, this is more my style of music, I LOVE to go see these guys play. The harmonies are amazing and I admit, more than once listening to them has made the hair stand up on my arms. They do put on a good concert and I never miss them when they are in the area. Granted, Gospel Bluegrass is not everyone's cup of tea, but check out these 2 songs and see what I mean about the harmonies. The Primitive Quartet "Hallelujah, He's Risen", (my favorite)

and "Brother John", another favorite

Enjoy! Now I'm off to see if I can find the one that we had played at Mom's funeral, it's called "Family on Both Sides"

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72541: Are those guys real popular, Mavis? I could swear they have been to our church before? Is that possible? I like them just ok..I like the Isaacs much better (go to Youtube and do a search for Isaacs, "If That Don't Make You Wanna Go"..I love the way they do that one). I forgot to tell you that I watched an episode of "Dirty Jobs" the other night and they were grooming dogs. Boy, I have a new respect for your job!

Sterling, "Exactillioso"...we missed out for years, didn't we? At least we finally discovered TAGS. I think I have told this before, but my husband (who was then my boyfriend), used to watch TAG reruns now and then and I would always want him to change the just looked boring to me. Then one day he told me to just watch it with an open mind and see what I thought. Well, I sat there and laughed my head off at Barney (I think it was the "Dogs, Dogs! Dogs!" episode)! I loved it and have been hooked since. So, if it were not for Bruce, I might still only be watching "Leave It To Beaver"! (what a tragedy!);-)

What in the world am I doing up at 3 in the morning?...One of those nights that you wake up and can't seem to go back to sleep. I don't know how it is for the rest of you, but it seems like every time I wake up in the middle of the night like this, I get hit between the eyes with every possible worry I could have. I try to remember scripture verses and usually have to get up and "shake it off" before I can go back to sleep. I usually wander to the computer to do that. Think I will try to go back to sleep...


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72542: Good morning...I'm the first one on the porch again...sipping my geriatric (no acid) instant coffee. Wish I could dring the real thing.

I read something in a magazine that was really funny last night so I will share it to start the day. It is from a "most embarrassing moments" column: A new waitress was working at the pancake house when four young men came in and each one ordered blueberry pancakes. The waitress delivered the pancakes to each one and then left to get the syrup. When she came back, each of the young men were staring intently at their stack of pancakes. She was a little frustrated because she thought they were dissatisfied with the pancakes, so she said to them, "I know they might not be the best in the world, but you don't have to count the blueberries!"...then she noticed the bible study materials on the table and realized they had their heads bowed in prayer! Heehee

Gotta go...


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72543: My son bought me a Beaver mother's day card. . .he was trying to find a TAGS but I don't think Hallmark makes those.

We have gutters on the new house now - now it's getting the perimeter drain finished and then we can start doing decks and patios and work!

Sorry about the leak Maude - that would definitely be a yuck!!

Off to get some real work done -
Does anyone do Facebook here?


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72544: Good morning, porch! Just got home from work, will be heading back out to a doctor appointment in a few minutes.

Mavis, I listened to those two Primitive Quartet songs - very good! I think "Hallelujah, He's Risen" is my favorite. You're right, there's some really nice harmony in that one. Good group.

Sterling, I think you should give the "Star Trek" movie a chance. Somebody evidently exaggerated the Spock/Uhura thing to you - there's an attraction, but they don't get trashy with it, it's all very subdued and handled with good taste. I've been known to get up and walk out of movies that cross the line, but no way does that happen in this one. Also, the interest is between the young Spock and Uhura, not Leonard Nimoy. He is definitely in the movie, and not in a little cameo role either, but the love interest is the young Spock. Incidentally, the young man who plays that role does a great job, and actually looks a lot like Nimoy. I just didn't find anything to get upset about, and enjoyed the film very much. To each his own, but you might be surprised if you were to go see it.

Well, I think I'm going to lie down for about 45 minutes, before going to the doctor. It was a long shift, and I'm tired. Peace, friends. --Romeena

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72545: sounds like we are back in thegood ole days. how about the song about camp ----, fill in the blank. hint, hello mother hello father. or ditting on the dock of the bay. tv american bandstand- soupy sales, pat boone show, ozzie and harriet. my girl song.. how many songs can you think of that were answer songs? my girl- my guy.. changing tracks a moment - since we talk about food a lot, has anyone eaten at alexanders . they have a grill about the size of a salad bar. you go pick out the piece of meat you want and grill it as well as baking a tater etc. they will cook it if you ask but great food, atmosphere, low lights. good morning to everyone, may your day be bright and your night better. welcome home spot. pappa bear

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72546: I do facebook, HM...look me up.


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72547: Good morning everyone. I am "on" Facebook, but don't really "do" it. Maybe I'll start...


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72548:
Boo- there you go reading those 15 cent magazines again! ha I bet ya got all the past Police Gazettes too! teehee
Good to hear that rehab went well! I confess that i had a headache last night and I forgot to pray!
HM- I'm not on facebook, but I am on
Pappabear- good you see you online! I have a short letter in the mail to ya. You forgot fender skirts and those curb feelers on cars, but i sure do remember constantly changing tracks on my 8 track! ha

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72549: I wouldn't be able to find you, M-T. I only know your first name...well, maybe you don't want to be "found". If you got a bunch of porch women getting on your facebook page, you might have to do some explaining to the wife ;-)

Well, MDC, God knows your heart was willing. Hope the headache is gone.


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72550: Romeena here's another great harmony song by the Primitives PLUS it's acapella! "Send Down the Fire"
I have all these on CD, but if I bring them in from the Blazer, I'll forget to take them back out with me.

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72551: Oh and I'm on Facebook hm using my k9hairstyles [at] aol email addy.

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72552: Hey Boo - can't remember your last name. Look me up! Back at you!
My husband still buys 8 track players because he thinks they'll come back in style! Ha Ha We have two - I can send you one!!


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72553: Actually, I only started a page because I need to manage the calendar on our work page (and I needed to learn how to use it). I have most of the searches blocked, so you'd have to actually put my name in there to find me (as oppossed to looking me up through my school, region, etc.). I don't seek anyone out, and don't really publicize that I have the page. One of my friends must have put my name in and "found" me, though. Now I have one friend! Sound kinda pathetic when you say it out loud like that.

If you want to look me up, you can get my name from Romeena. By the way, it's not Puddintame.


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72554: Would that be under Me Obtuse They? You know I hate it when yer obtuse! :) PappaBear I've never heard of Alexanders but it sure sounds neat! I see I don't have any guesses on my song up there, ya'll need more hints??

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72555: Ok, I found you, Homemaker. You'll just have to confirm me.


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72556: Mavis- "Cover of the Rolling Stone" Ha! I used to play the mess outta that song! Good one!
Well,I had a rough night,don't want to go into details (y'all probably can guess) but I am trying to keep my focus on the Lord.I know He will bring me through. Just don't feel like rocking too long right now.I'll see y'all later.
Again,for Mavis: "gonna buy 5 copies for my mother!"
possum under a rock

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72557: Here ya go Mavis:
Rolling Stone ( gonna see my picture on the cover)
Stone (gonna buy 5 copies for my mother)
Stone ( gonna see my smiling face on the cover of the rolling stone) Told ya'll I was hooked on the 70's. Gotta love Dr Hook

I've always loved the Primitive Quartet I've seen them several times. Mavis if you get a chance check out the Good Shepherd Quartet too you would love them.

Now aint that a combination, Dr Hook and the Primitives in the same post LOL. Hope ya'll are having a wonderful Tuesday it's beautiful here gonna open my windows and let some fresh air in after all that rain. Talk to ya'll later on--Salty Dog.

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72558: Possum, you snuck in on me!!! I gotta learn to type quicker ha ha

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72559: ROMEENA: I forgot to mention that I read a neat article on in the April Reader's Digest. You may be able to look it up online. The site was started by a husband and wife who were ex-librarians. They still run down all the inquiries themselves from their house trailer in CA.

Hey to everybody!


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72560: Good afternoon, friends. Back from the doctor, now have an appointment with another one, a pain management specialist. I'm pretty sure we're going to end up doing a nerve block, to eliminate some chronic pain that I've finally just grown thoroughly tired of. Should have done it a year ago, but better late than never, I guess.

Me-They, email on the way to Boo with your info. And yes, I've read that article about the Snopes team.

OK, had my lunch, rocked a little while on the porch, and now I'm going to go collapse for about three hours. It was a long, long, very slow shift. We only had four patients, and there were two of us nurses - can't leave one person alone on a unit. So, I had two patients, both of whom went to sleep after midnight vital signs and barely moved all night. Therefore, I barely moved all night as well. Talk about time crawling by!! I got some online continuing education stuff done, but that's about all.

Be blessed, all. See you later this evening. --Romeena

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72561: I knew you would get that one possum that was my belated Mother's Day song for the porch. haha Good ol' Dr. Hook!

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72562: Hey Salty I've seen the Good Shepherds as well, usually when the Primitives are in town, they are with them, so I get a twofer when I go see them!

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72563: "a-ca-pell-a, a-ca-pell-a..."

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72564: "...ask me again and I'll tell ya the same."

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72565:
Possum- my prayers are with you, indeed!

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72566: OK, I found you, M-T...all you have to do is confirm me as a friend and then you can check out my's a pretty "happening" page..lots of friends and conversation going on there.

So sorry, Possum. Hope things are much brighter very soon. Prayers.

Wow, I had not thought of Dr. Hook in so many years! Completely forgot about him. I wonder why you never hear any of his music on the oldies least I never do. He was such a likeable village idiot.


May 12, 2009 - Msg 72567: Hey possum,mavis,ro,Rev,boo,m-t and all...just been catching up around here since the rain has stopped...PROMISE I will read tonight.......SPOT

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72568: "promises, promises." ha

May 12, 2009 - Msg 72569: Porch is really lonely tonight....guess I'll sit here on the porch swing all alone..unless someone shows up and wants to go for a bottle of pop.

I was watching "Man in a Hurry" the other day and realized how much I like that episode. If I was Malcom Tucker I would have come up with any excuse I could think of to stick around there for a few days. The kids and I find ourselves using a quote from that episode often. It's "For the love of Mike, just do it!"...

How are you doing, SPOT? I am waiting to hear more about your camping trip. Did you catch any fish or did storms ruin the camping experience?

Today was a pretty busy day so I think I will try to get some sleep. I still don't have a dryer for my laundry, but I have a niece who is giving us one of hers that she isn't using. Hopefully I will be able to do laundry by thursday. Clothes are getting might scarce around here.



May 12, 2009 - Msg 72570: It is quiet around here tonight. Kind of cool on my porch the past couple nights. Welcome back Spot!! We've missed you around here. Here's ya'll another song I heard today.

Saturday night I was downtown,
Working for the FBI
Sitting in a nest of bad men
Whisky bottles piling high

Hope ya'll have a good night.. --Salty D

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72571: Guess I'm the first one up again. Anyone for coffee or tea?

Salty, don't know the title of the song, but it's about a woman in red dress? memory is slippin' bad, lately...we'll just blame it on lowering estrogen levels, ok?

I wish I had some of that cool weather here, Salty. It is already too hot down here and even warm at night already...very humid...yuck. It's just crazy the way we have to run the air conditioner all year around here. Even in the winter, often when it gets cold (well, what we call cold) at night and in the morning, it is very warm by afternoon. I really wish we had 4 seasons here...of course, I wouldn't be able to wear shorts and flip-flops all year, which has it's joys. :-)

When is school out for the kids in your area? Erin's last day is the 22nd, although they only have a field trip to the aquarium that day. I will never forget the feeling of the last day of school before summer break. Some of my fondest childhood memories were on that day each year! I had great summers as a kid/teen. I know my mom should have taught us to be responsible and do chores, etc., but she was of the philosophy that kids needed to have fun during the summer since they were in school the rest of the year. To me, summers were long, hot days spent outdoors with friends, building forts, playing in the hose, eating popsicles, and just pure bliss for the most part. We stayed out past dark, lying in the grass looking at the stars, and we slept in every morning. The only discomfort (besides the heat) was having to go to town with mom each week to buy groceries. When I say it was hot, though, I mean it was HOT. We would play outside until our faces couldn't get any redder, then come in and stand in front of the air conditioner for a bit, then back out. We had two of those window unit air conditioners when I was in grade school so you could stand in front of it and let it blow right in your face! It was great. Now, I would have to stand on a ladder to do that..ha. When I got a little older and no longer played outside, I slept late, crawled out of bed in time to watch "The Young and the Restless" with mom, and then just hung out or went to a friend's house. I was such a bum! I never even had a summer job. I know, it's shameful. BUT, I was a good student during the year and didn't give my parents any trouble, made decent grades and finished college. I have been a very responsible person, even after being raised by the most permissive parents on the planet, believe me.

Have to take mom-in-law to the doctor to have a cyst removed from her, doesn't that sound like fun? Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. See you all later.

I've talk way too much..sorry.


May 13, 2009 - Msg 72572: Wow, a novel. Hey, why don't each of us share summer memories as a child/teen? I think it would be great to hear them!


May 13, 2009 - Msg 72573: Hey Salty "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" the country rock band I was in for a while used to do that song. You had your color wrong Boo :) My summers were alot like yours Boo except they spent mostly in the barn with the horses or out in the fields riding. Then as I got older, they were spent with my Grandmother, picking veggies, canning & learning to quilt the old timey way, by hand. Pappa Bear thank you for that wonderful card, I loved the saying on it, too funny! Well, I have the rest of today to finish up these trophies, then off to the Fairgrounds for the dog show this weekend, I'll be back later.

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72574: Wow, that sounds great, Mavis...except for picking veggies...I always hated that. Well, I had the color wrong but i had the gender right, at least! :-)


May 13, 2009 - Msg 72575: I didn't really mind the veggie picking, well except for when the corn had worms on it, I hated that, my sister would squeal and scream and I ended up doing most of the work. Used to make me so mad. Granny would get her back though, she would tell her Angie picked it, YOU get to shuck and silk it. You think she would have learned. HA

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72576: Mavis and Boo - we are now FB buddies. Wow - this porch is spreading out. M-T, if you want me to know your info - you'll have to let Ro know so she can send me the info.


May 13, 2009 - Msg 72577: Morning porch friends, hope everyone is up and ready for Wednesday. Holding down the fort at work as both my office suite mates are off this week. One is on vacation and the other had back surgery so I am on my own this week.

Supposed to be a beautiful day today, in the upper 70's and sunny. It will probably rain the closer to the week end we get.

I have a facebook page as well, I am pretty much facebook illiterate though. I have only a few friends and don't know much about how to actually work the site. I haven't really taken the time to figure much out though. My account is under my work e mail as I spend more time on the computer at work than I do at home. My work e mail is

Breakfast menu will be: scambled eggs, french toast,bacon, sausage, fresh strawberries, maple syrup. coffee, tea, chocolate mayfield milk to drink.

better get to work.
have a great and blessed day to all.

Big Maude

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72578: Mornin' y'all- thanks for breakfast Maude. I need a big breakfast to get energy-lots of chores need doing around here,so I guess I'll get to them.Boo,toss your laundry this way.Can't have the young-uns in dirty drawers!
possum under a rock

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72579:
Morning honeys and dears! Looks like we are "trasitioning" from 70s songs to summer vacation, but i just gotta mention one more
strange 70s song...Afternoon Delight.
Anyone remember that one?
Boo- my summers of late 50s, early 60s were mostly at the public pool! ha (which accounts for my bad skin today!) There was a city pool
about two miles from our house. We'd ride our bikes there, leave them UNlocked in the rack outside, and they'd still be there when we came out!
I learned to swim there as a young child, and went on to get my "Junior Lifesaving" patch.
I thought it was so cool to have that patch on my
swim suit. I also remember when we got a "slip and slide" at home. Now THAT was the cats! The whole neighborhood used it. Then, of course,
there was the trip to Minneapolis to see relatives and help with my uncle's BEES! Pix are still at Ro's photo site.
Prayers continue for all! have a good day!