May 13, 2009 - Msg 72580:
Slow morning!
Boo, I had to smile when i saw that the line your family picked up from that ep was the "Just do it"
line (the "antithesis" line) instead of where
he (Mr Tucker) is leaning back against the post
and quietly singing the Church in the Wildwood,
(the "moral of the story" line.) haha , just an observation.
Oh well, I guess that is more REAL life !
BTW, my last bad 70s song..Maggie by Rod Stewart!
Talk about fingernails on a chalkboard! ha
I appreciate it and good night.

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72581: Well, I'll be danged, I swept the porch with THAT?

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72582: I remember the song "Afternoon Delight" MDC. Starlight Vocal Band or something like that sung it. Odd song. Remember the song "Telephone Man"? Now that song was just plain weird. Anyone remember a song called "Shaving Cream"? Cute but annoying jingle.
I have a sad story to tell you
It may hurt your feelings a bit
Last night when I walked in my bathroom
I slipped in a big pile of shhhhaving cream, shaving cream.... shave every day and you'll always look keen.
It's got a bunch of verses like that. Heavy stuff man.:)


May 13, 2009 - Msg 72583: Oh, BTW, I just wanted to make a comment about Carrie Prejean. You go girl. You stand up for what you believe. You are right. What has happened to you shoud not happen in America.


May 13, 2009 - Msg 72584: I never thought of shaving cream as heavy - isn't it light and foamy.
Afternoon Delight written by yet another of my favorites - John Denver.

Sunshine, on my shoulder makes me happy!

Yeah for Carrie Prejean - do you know that no one can remember Miss USA's name but everyone knows about her!

Anyone watch Biggest Loser? Sure wish Mike or Tara would have won!


May 13, 2009 - Msg 72585: In support of Carrie Prejean, I would quote Matthew 5:10 - "Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Hooray for her, and may her tribe increase.

Friends, please help me pray for my friend Joe, the designer and driving force behind my beloved yard. He's in the hospital again - you may remember that a few months ago he had a defibrillator implanted in his chest, because of a couple of episodes of ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation. Well, last week the device fired three times, in response to more V-tach/V-fib episodes. Tests have shown that he has a fully calcified valve, his heart is literally beating against a stone wall, and apparently he needs a valve replacement. There were more tests today to confirm, but that's what is planned. Please pray for medical success, and for spiritual peace, for him and for his wife as well. He's a good friend, and I'm very concerned.

Well, I'm off to clean the pond filters. Fountain is not flowing, and that's bad, the fish need the aeration. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72586: About Carrie Prejean- I admire her for staying true to her convictions and standing strong for her beliefs.However,there's the matter of those pictures and how she has explained them. The WIND blew her top open? Yeah,right,and I'm Michelle Obama! BTW,you can check them out on have covered her up,so to speak, so as not to offend) If you've got the courage to speak truthfully about ONE matter,have the courage to do the same in regards to the other. Not wanting to get anyone riled up,but that's my take on it. I DO agree that she should keep her crown- we know it wasn't so much about the pics,but the question/answer controversy. And that wouldn't have been right.
Prayers for Joe,Romeena.
possum again

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72587: What pictures? Apparently, I've missed something. My, oh my. Seems like it just never pays to try to support anyone, because you'll always end up getting bitten. People will always let you down. Thank goodness, God never will.

Be blessed! --Romeena

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72588: What pictures? Apparently, I've missed something. My, oh my. Seems like it just never pays to try to support anyone, because you'll always end up getting bitten. People will always let you down. Thank goodness, God never will.

Well, hush my mouth! I just went to that site, Possum, and my (probably hypocritical) response now is to remind Miss Prejean that one should not take the name of the Lord in vain. In other words, if you're going to call yourself a child of God, act like one. I know, I'm not perfect either, but I'm not on a stage competing to be crowned Miss Whatever and mouthing religious answers, on TV before millions of viewers, while a questionable past is circulating on the internet. Shame on her.

Be blessed, y'all! --Romeena

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72589:
OK, I can't get to the site, but I still support her. If it were any other person, these leftist groups would say "that person made a bad judgement call", or better yet, "made a mistake," but on this deal they want to drive a stake into her heart! It's a double standard. If she has repented and now speaks out boldly for the Lord, then I just see another St. Paul. His past was also circulating the "net" of his time. The disciples even didn't want anything to do with him!
Read Acts 9: 20-30. It's an eyeopener.
OK. I slide the soapbox back under the porch.

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72590: You make me feel better now,Ro,because I was feeling hypocritical myself after my last post. You seem to understand what I was trying to convey.On one hand,she sets a wonderful example(by not backing down from her beliefs in how she answered the question) for young girls aspiring to be Miss CA.,Miss USA or Miss Whoever. But on the other hand,she has those pictures floating about and is using deception (claims she was naive and under 18,claims the wind blew her top open,yada,yada,yada)and those same young girls see and hear that.What does that say to them?
Ok,enough said.
Y'all have a good evening-love to all!
possum again

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72591: "For there is none righteous, no, not one." That includes Miss Prejean, and sadly, me. --Romeena

May 13, 2009 - Msg 72592: I'm too tired to chat tonight...think I will just get to bed...see you all in the morning with my coffee and maybe i will give my opinion about Miss California (or maybe not).


May 14, 2009 - Msg 72593:
Hello porch family.....well got some work done around the house today.....mowed lawn, a little painting and serveral other things.

Ro.....continued prayers for Joe and family.

Everyone talking about Facebook...well I started a page a few weeks ago. Still kinda learning what it's all about.

Today I was in the hardware store and the salesman began talking to me. I had never met him so I didn't know him. But I could just tell he was really hurting inside. I had a t-shirt on that had "PRAY" on it. He asked me if I really believed in prayer and of course I assured him that I do. I began to share of the many times God has answered my prayers and how He has brought me through so many things. I asked him if I could pray for him. If you could have just seen the look on his face. He began to share how his wife had recently left him for another man and how it has nearly destroyed his life. He shared how hard it is to leave his two little girls that keep asking, "daddy why don't you want to stay with us anymore?" I prayed with this young man right then and there but I ask you wonderful folks to keep him (George) in your prayers. I'm not really sure how close of a walk he has with God but I'm believing God will use this to draw him closer. There are so many people hurting around us and we as God's children need to be there to share HIS love and tell them that Jesus loves them no matter the situation.

Well folks I'm off to bed. Praying for all the porch family and remember to tell someone that Jesus loves them.

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72594: Oh, my goodness, REV. How sad for that young man. Of course, we don't have all the background, but based on the reason he gave for the separation, and the questions his girls are asking, it sounds like his wife is a real peach. The girls probably didn't just assume that he doesn't want to stay with them, it sounds like that's the excuse his wife is feeding them. I hope not. Prayers for your new friend, certainly, and thank you for remembering Joe. I talked at some length this evening with his wife. She's worried, having trouble sleeping, which is not surprising. Because of health constraints of her own, she's not able to drive beyond a short trip to the store down the road, so she has to wait until someone can come to take her to see Joe. His brother, John, has been doing that and likely will continue, but I told her that I will be happy to be a back-up resource. I can't imagine how frustrated she must feel right now.

When I went out to clean the pond filters earlier, I found two dead fish! I haven't lost a fish out there in, well, forever. One will disappear now and then, but I think that's predation. I haven't found a dead one in a year or so, and suddenly today, there were two. That's scary. They were small ones, the bigger ones seem to be okay, but I'm concerned about the water quality. The algae is rampant, I'm having to use a lot of algaecide along with the UV light, but the algaecide is supposed to be harmless to fish. Guess I'll be more diligent about cleaning the filters, and see what the next few days will bring. I sure do hate to lose any of those pretty little things.

Well, I'm off to the ironing board myself. Doctor's appointment at 8:30 in the morning, so need to get up early. Be blessed, folks. --Romeena

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72595: I am so thankful that you were there to help George. So sad. I will pray for him, thanks for sharing that need. I think I will get a T-shirt with "PRAY" on it!

Poor Joe's wife, bless her heart. I'm glad she has your friendship, Romeena. Sorry about your fish.

Well, thank the Lord, I have a dryer now so I can do laundry (wow, I can't believe I said that)! That's what I will be doing all day. MDC, wasn't it you that said you bought Cecile a washer that washed a ton of clothes in one load? That's what I am getting next! I was really blessed that my niece gave me her extra dryer this time. I will put it to use.

Better get Erin going.

Be back later.


PS-REV, I did a search for you on facebook so I could add you as a friend, but there are LOTS of people listed with your name...what town are in in, again? Maybe I can find you that way. So far, I have Maude, Mavis, KYGirl and Me-They on my friend's list.

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72596: mornin' y'all. Gonna be kinda busy today- "Possum in a hurry" Ha! Just wanted to say "Hey!"
possum under a rock

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72597: Morning porch folks,just checking in for a quick visit. seems like everyone is busy this time of year. My kids have a youth lock in tomorrow night, tomorrow is the last day of school, Saturday is Beth's 15th birthday and Sunday will be Graduate Sunday at church. WOW! the milestones are really adding up on my end of the porch.

Roast beef sandwhiches, SLAW, chips, Magic Bar Cookies, tea, kool aid to drink. take care and have a great day.

Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72598: Good morning, porch! Looks like we may get a rainstorm today - gray and blustery out there. Right now I'm headed for the doctor's office, then Eloise and I have pedicures scheduled at 11:30, then supposed to go to two grandsons' little ball games this evening - they might get rained out.

No word on Joe yet this morning, should hear something from Kathy later today. Don't want to call right now. She's having trouble sleeping, and if she did manage to get to sleep, I don't want to be the one to wake her.

See you later, taters. --Romeena

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72599: Maude, just hearing the words "youth lock-in" makes me shudder...helped out with too many of those!

We STILL have had no rain here..we are about to dry up completely. It got very cloudy and looked like it might rain for awhile yesterday, but nothing. We have usually had lots of rainfall by now. It's been months.


May 14, 2009 - Msg 72600:
Hey Folks

Rev-Thanks for sharing your encounter with George, prayers for him and his girls. You're a good man, Rev.


May 14, 2009 - Msg 72601: Morning Porch.
What a wonderful story Rev. It is obvious that the Lord lead you to this Brother to testify to him during his dark hour. What a blessing to be able to be an instrument in the Lords hands like that. Prayers for him. And prayers for Romeena's friend.

I maybe should clarify my comments concerning Carrie Prejean. My purpose was not to question or judge her devotion to her faith, but rather her simply voicing her opinion on a subject she was asked about, and then being shreded to pieces by the media. Ain't that a shame in this world. If you voice an opinion, that is contrary to what the world has deemed right, you are called every name in the book. You have vultures coming out of the woodwork, trying to destroy you. Shameful, in my opinion. I am proud of her standing up to what she believes in, knowing good and well it was going to cause a firestorm.

A new dryer Boo? Guess your vacation is over. Hop to it!

Ky girl, how is your son doing? Better I hope.

Possum, Have things improved at your house any? You are always in my prayers. I know the challange you are dealing with having live next to an alcoholic growing up.

No Facebook for me. I don't have a clue what it even is. Facebook, Twitter, all this stuff is leaving me in the dust. I can't seem to keep up with all this new stuff. Heck, I still can't program my VCR. But thanks to my DVR, I don't have to. The DVR is a piece of cake to program.

Well better get. Lots to do today.


May 14, 2009 - Msg 72602: Good morning. My internet access is more off than on. It was out yesterday after the morning. In fact, this message probably won't go through before it crashes again. Hopefully, this will be straightened out today.

BOO: That's why no response so far.

Better sign off and not push my luck. I'll catch up later...


May 14, 2009 - Msg 72603: That's OK'll get there when you can.

I'm like you, ASA. I am only on facebook, nothing else, and that is because it is really easy to navigate and it helps me keep communications with family and friends. (I am hoppin' trying to get this laundry done).

I am trying to find some boxes somewhere so I can clean up some things in Erin's room. It's a small room with a full sized bed in it and we have to get rid of some of the excess! She is a "gatherer" and doesn't like to get rid of things...she's SO much like her Father in almost every way.


May 14, 2009 - Msg 72604: romeena, you have my prayers for joe. mdc- well dang me if you didn"t sweep the porch, so clean . asa- that shaving cream song was a new one on me. did anyone ever wonder how many left their chewing gum on the bed post overnight and tasted it the next morning to see if it lost it"s flavor. good morning to all. we got thru the rough weather last night alright but we need to pray for the folks in last nights tornado alley. we had a lot of rain and a gentle 75 mph breeze a few times on the outskirts of town. spot you keeping the lights on the remshaw place? well on the road again, take care. pappa bear

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72605: Thanks,Asa. It ain't easy. Having the Porch & good friends like you help a lot.
Love to all!
possum again

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72606:
Hey pappabear, good you made it thru!
Regarding the shaving cream song, all i remember
are the Burma Shave poems! haha
Boo- Yes, Cecile got a Maytag that does
23 towels in one load! It's quite a machine. Sure
beats a washboard! ha
Well, I'd like to say one more thing about Carrie.
At a news conference, she said that some of those
photos were done with photoshop! Nowadays, ya just never know. Could someone take a photo off
Ro's site and then "photoshop" us into a compromising position?
That is scary stuff!
Rev- prayers for George! Thanks for sharing.
God bless and have a good day!

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72607:
Oh, and prayers for possum too!

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72608: Since we were sharing summer memories, I remembered something yesterday. Do any of you remember "Otter Pops"?...they were like "Kool Pops" froze them. Boy, I ate my share of those things!


May 14, 2009 - Msg 72609: Hey gang. This is my thitrd attempt to post before my internet goes blooey so I have to be brief (that is not an allusion to my underwear, either).

REV: Great story. I need to get me one of those tees.

ROMEENA: Prayers for your friend.

AUH2O: Boy, you sure are verbose. Why the dry-by howdys lately?

POSSUM, MDC, ROMEENA & ASA: Check out Ann Coulter's column on the Carrie Prejean controversy. It's very funny:

HOMEMAKER: You can get my Facebook info from BOO.



May 14, 2009 - Msg 72610: POSSUM: Forgot prayers for you, too!


May 14, 2009 - Msg 72611: What's a "dry-by?" That's drive-bys. Sheesh!


May 14, 2009 - Msg 72612: Hi Porch,didn't get to read all the posts,don't have alot of time to sit and rock right now.I did read some of the first posts about Carrie Prejean,and I understand what you are saying possum.I agree with you.None of us have not sinned,not one.But,those same people who are trying to comdemn her for her christian beliefs,are the same ones who probably dug up the pictures on TMZ.And,even though they are trying to make her look like a hypocrite.I agree she made some bad judgement calls on those pictures,but,I don't believe the pictures look that way because the wind blew.If what you are wearing will make you look that way from a gust of wind,you don't have enough on for coverage.O.k.,my soap box is put away now .Thank you all for the prayers for my son.The new antibiotics are starting to work,thank God.Romeena,I sent you out a picture today,you should be getting it soon.I meant to send it out a few days ago,but I have been so busy.Take care everyone-ky girl

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72613:
APB for TOM.
Anyone heard from him?

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72614: Well hello porch..ok, back now at work all night...will read as far back as I can tonight and catch up..hopw yall been eating well..thanks possum and Maude for cooking and anyone else...has Asa been acting right?..will let me treat everyone to Olive garden tonight....SPOT

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72615: Rev, I am thankful to God that you were there for George. Coincidence? I think not.
I think, as Asa stated, that you were lead to him, and he to you, in fact.
I'm sure you gave him more comfort about his situation than you realize. And what's more, you gave him a direction to go with his troubles. That direction is up.

On Carrie Prejean, yes, ky girl you are right, they are trying to make her look like a hypocrite. But much worse, and per their intent, is to make OTHERS think she is a hypocrite, and write her off. Thus writing off her views.
And it is working to some extent. In some Christian circles Carrie must feel like she is in the arena with the lions it seems.
Did she make some bad judgements in her past? Probably, but who hasn't?
The left-wing radicals, who vehemently hate that someone went and spoke up, on national tv no less, about something that doesn't fit in with their view of how they want the world to be, want the Christian conservatives to say, "What a hypocrite she is", and that's why they dug up those pictures and talk about them on the "news" shows and blogs. They're saying, "See, you don't have to listen to her."

If God-hater Bill Maher suddenly became a Christian and devouted his life, and tv show, to God, wouldn't we Christians be the first to cheer him on on his journey, and think a little bit better of him then?

So why is Carrie getting back-handed by the very people who share her views on marriage and God. She basically testified her faith before a huge national audience. She didn't have to do that. She could have given the politically correct answer that that little worm who asked the loaded question, and a lot of the world as well, was expecting. But she didn't. She went far out a limb, especially in this world where "God" and "Jesus" are sadly things you don't talk about. And she should be applauded for that.

I love that he went ballistic afterwards, too. He showed the true face of the left's "tolerance".

But Miss Prejean still stands firm.
You know someone in her life at some time built a good foundation for her.

That's all I have to say.
Have to go pick up the Kai at her grandmas.

Have a good day all.

-Sterling Holobyte

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72616: Wow. About Carrie Prejean, I think I'm going to keep my opinionated mouth shut. Everyone is making excellent points, and every time I think I have the things nailed down in my mind, and say something, the "wind shifts" so to speak, and I regret what I said. So, I'm going to leave it to the Lord to sort out. Will I never learn? The world is indeed anxious to tear down, and they surely don't need my help.

I've never even visited Facebook, and Twitter is something the birds do around here. I think I may just leave it that way, at least for a while.

Well, I'm off to watch a couple of little grandsons play ball. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72617:
"John and Mitchy were gettin' kind of itchy
Just to leave the folk music behind;
Zal and Denny workin' for a penny
Tryin' to get a fish on the line.
In a coffee house Sebastian sat,
And after every number they'd pass the hat.
McGuinn and McGuire just a-gettin' higher in L.A.,
You know where that's at.
And no one's gettin' fat except Mama Cass..."

OK, this was late 60s, not 70s. It was sung by
the Mamas and Papas, but what was the NAME of it? (Jeopardy music in background)

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72618: Hey Romeena,M-T,Sterling and all....I got lots of leftovers from Olive Garden so if yall want some to carry to work tomorrow just get a tupperware and have at it. Rev you on the road?..Boo caught a few fish but mainly just grilled and eat!...met some good campers next door...hung out with them some!...well watching Castaway!..posssum are you here tonight?...SPOT

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72619: My high speed internet died in the rain storm this morning so I am back to dial up.
I only started Facebook to keep up with my family. My 60 year old brother got me started. Now that's scary!
I know the song MDC but not the title. . .


May 14, 2009 - Msg 72620: That's Creeque Alley, MDC.

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72621: Good to hear from you, Sterling. I would sure like to see you here on the porch more often.

Man, I have been doing laundry all day and there is a load in the dryer right now and it's 10:30! I am beat so I guess I will hit the ironing board. I played "Twenty Questions" with the kids tonight. We were all pile in my comfy, king-sized bed. It was lots of fun and on one of my turns, I selected Barney Fife as my subject. I thought they would never guess him, so I finally had to say, "He likes pickles, but not those Kerosene Cucumbers"...boy, they got it right away then! So funny. It's amazing how much TAGS is a part of our everyday lives in so many ways. I am just thrilled that both my kids love it and want to watch it with me. Erin is always wanting to have an "Andy Marathon".

Goodnight fine folks,

May 14, 2009 - Msg 72622: Boo did you get my shorts washed?;)..hope you get yer comp back on high speed hm..possum?Rev,Tom?..well let me get the midnight reports ran and find a movie on the tube...back in just a bit...Maude?...Mavis?....SPOT

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72623:
Hello porch family....gonna be a rainy weekend here in my part of SC. Facebook is listed in Columbia,SC since I live in such a small town. I don't have a picture on it yet. Also, the email that I'm using is
That should get you there.

Got a question for you nurses......I give blood on a fairly regular basis. I'm usualy in and out in no time flat. Well today my blood just would not come out. They said it was clotting. Only about a half bag and then they just stop it. They tried to move the needle several times. They told me (as always) my vein is good (big). Any of you ever heard of this when I have never had a problem before? daughter was in your neck of woods yesterday. She was asked to do a photo shoot for Abercrombie & Fitch (sp?) so she had to be at some big mall there.

auh2o.....are you all warming up in the north yet? I'll be heading up north in July.

Spot....not on the road at the moment but will be heading out next week for a long tour.

You all have a great night's sleep and give Jesus a big hug with a prayer!
Praying for all my porch family.
Let's all remember this: Even in the storm...the SON still shines.

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72624: Good evening, all. Just got home from watching the grandsons play ball. The little one (age 5) is playing T-ball, and the little rascal is pretty good! He misses a lot more than he hits, but when he does connect, that ball knows it's been hit. Of course, he stops about ten feet from home, on his way to first, to watch the ball! His mother was behind me, beating me on the head and yelling "Run, Hudson, run!" Too funny! Then the 8-yr old had a game. They're still playing coach-pitch, but it's a real game. He's a left-handed batter, and he can really send the ball sailing. His team won, 11-10, and he was responsible for 6 of those 11 points. He hit one clear homer. It hit the back fence - had it been a few inches higher it would have cleared the fence. There was no one on base, so the only score was his own run. But then he hit a high fly to the outfield that of course the other 8-yr old players fell over themselves trying to snag. Happens there were three on base, and they all made it in. He didn't, he got stopped at third, and didn't get to score, but there were three more runs. Then he did basically the same thing with two runners on base, and brought them in. So he actually generated six points. He's going to be good.

REV, to answer your question, there can be different reasons for your blood not flowing well at any particular time. If you had eaten a lot of greens, like turnip or mustard greens, they contain a lot of Vitamin K, which will thicken your blood temporarily. You could have been a bit dehydrated - had you been working and sweating a lot? Sometimes it's the technique of the phlebotomist, though usually that's not the case, especially at a blood bank when that's all they do all day. I wouldn't worry about it - if it happens again, you might mention it to your doctor and see if he or she wants to do a bleeding time on you.

Well, I'm tired. Guess Ill go to bed. See you folks in the morning - be blessed! --Romeena

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72625: As a matter of fact, I did SPOT. Clean, starch.

Ro, aren't those little league games the best? It's the best ball in the world to watch.

Thanks REV, I'll look you up.


May 15, 2009 - Msg 72626: NOW WAIT JUST A COTTON PICKIN MINUTE! Why "no starch" in Spots sacred shorts and you put extry in mine Boo? I'm starting to feel a little chaffed about this whole deal, if you know what I mean! :)
Happy Friday everyone.


May 15, 2009 - Msg 72627: Mornin' Y'all! Boy,am I running late today! Couldn't get to sleep til 2am,slept until 9:30-I am usually out the door by that time. I'm not even sure I want to venture out today.I can already tell it is very humid-don't ya love the South?! Well,I'll take it over blizzards anyday!
I know Me-They has been having computer problems,but hope he will be able to make it to the Porch today.Tomorrow is his birthday (I keep notes!)and he usually isn't with us on the weekends,so let's send birthday greetings his way today & hope he sees them- Happy Birthday Me-They!
possum under a rock

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72628: Good morning everyone. I'm still in and out. Faulty wireless router, but they are supposed to replace it today. Talk about annoying!

Thanks, POSSUM. I know you all have a 5-0 Club. Who else around here is in the 2-9 Club with me?

Was awakened at about 1:45 a.m. this morning. Heard what I thought was thunder and the windows rattling. However, there was no storm. Checked around the house but saw nothing. I thought maybe I really didn't hear anything and was just dreaming because the Mrs. and kids didn't wake up at all.

This morning, we found out that a house about a mile away exploded. Propane leak. Thank God that the 85 year-old woman who lives there was staying with relatives at the time and no one was home. It completely destroyed the house (which was a converted 1895 two-room schoolhouse) and knocked several nearby homes off their foundations. A total of seven homes were damaged.

I have one question: If there are shorts being washed around here, what am I, chopped liver?

ROMEENA: For a chuckle on the issue, check out the An Coulter column.

Prayers for all the requests made today.

HOMEMAKER: Did you find me? I haven't been able to download all my e-mail.


May 15, 2009 - Msg 72629: Good Friday Morning everyone! Loks like we're in for a rainy weekend in NC too. Can I say something? Why is TV Land running Married with Children now? I noticed that last night. Geeze, and right when they were playing Andy too. Drives me nuts when they start adding all those new shows and that Cougar thing can not end soon enough.

I think thats all the griping I have for the day I'll return the soap box now. Is anyone up for lunch? Maybe we could meet at the Cracker Barrel ya'll have a good day--Salty Dog

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72630: "Pow, pow, pow!"

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72631:
To 72620- yup! But who are YOU?
Now, why was it named that?
It's the story of how the Mama and Papas got together, and where theit time together was going.
RO- He's GOING to be good? ha
Well, that Ron Howard movie starts today!
I am so disappointed in what he's done the past few years! I think Apollo 13 was his last decent film.
Ya all have a good day!
Prayers for you.
Wow, Rev, you have some time off huh?

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72632: It was Possum who put the extra starch in your shorts, ASA, not me! She just wanted to improve your posture so you wouldn't be all hunched over like a teen-aged boy in a stag line. ;-)

M-T, I'll do your shorts...I am STILL not finished with the laundry! That is really something about the exploding house! I'm so thankful the elderly woman was not at home. I'm surprised an exploding house didn't wake you wife...poor dear is probably exhausted these days. Hey, I got your comment about your facebook page (writing on walls, etc), but I can't leave a message on your page. DID YOU BLOCK ME after you read my facebook page and found out what i am REALLY like? Tell the truth! ;-)


May 15, 2009 - Msg 72633: Afternoon gang...happy b-day M-T..hey salty,Possum.Ro,Boo thanks for the washing...ok shower for me and back to work..catch ya at lunch at McDonalds....SPOT

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72634: Anyone seen any good episodes of TAGS?

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72635: Anyone seen a good Gomer episode? I just watched about 30.

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72636: Good morning, porch! Gosh, you boys are having a rough time with your shorts these days. (pun intended) Of course, there's an easy fix for that. Do 'em yourself! (heehee)

Salty, I couldn't agree more. That "Married with Children" thing was annoying when it was first run, and I'm not about to watch it now. What on earth are the folks at TV Land thinking? I wish somebody, if not them, then somebody else, would step up and really be a "retro" station, running nothing but the GOOD OLD SHOWS, not these idiotic, low-class, fifth-grade humor shows they're throwing at us these days. There are dozens of good shows in the vaults, why can't they bring them back? If TAGS disappears too, then they've lost me for good and all.

How about we start an email campaign? If you go to, there is a "contact us" link. Let's all go there and send them an email, telling them what we think. Be polite, inject a little humor, but let them know that we want clean shows, and would really enjoy the golden oldies once again. It probably won't help, but it could, and it costs nothing to try.

Yep, the grandson is pretty good already, I guess. He's flat-dog serious about it, too. I'm proud of my son and his wife, the way they handle it. No pushing or pressure, just a lot of encouragement and praise. David is always saying "Just shake it off, son. You'll do better next time." They're there to support, but both will tell you that the minute they think the boys aren't enjoying it anymore, they're out of there. It's about the kids, nothing more.

Actually, both boys love it. It has been so much fun to watch Landry's progress. This is Hudson's first year, so he's not doing a lot, but he will. Landry's first year was a hoot. On one occasion, he was down on his knees at third base, playing with a bug, when by some miracle the batter hit a hard line drive straight at him. If it had been an inch lower it would have knocked his cap off, and Landry never knew it went by! David just pulled his own cap down over his eyes and hid. Too funny!

Well, gotta go. I need to call Joe and see how he's doing this morning. Looks like he'll have the valve replacement, probably on Monday. Prayers, please. --Romeena

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72637: Well, hello there, Mr. Matlock. Have you been a-lurkin' around the porch? Just step right up and find a rocker, we always welcome newcomers. As you can probably tell, we're sort of a hybrid porch - not exactly a message board, but not instant chat either. It works for us. The rules are simple. Rule Number One: Obey all rules! Rule Number Two: No writing on walls, as it takes a lot of work to get writing off the walls.

Other than that, we do try to always sign our posts, though most of us have been here so long we recognize each other anyway, but signatures help. We talk about a lot of things, just like Andy and Aunt Bee and Barney and all their friends did on Andy's front porch, but TAGS comments are always welcomed and valued.

So come on and sit a spell, friend. We're glad to make your acquaintance. --Romeena

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72638: There is a digital subchannel called Retro Televison Network.

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72639:
Mr Matlock, I just watched the Cave Rescue last night. Gomer is holding down the fort at the office.
Andy's best line: Just answer the phone." ha
Barney also has a good one:
"Andy, whoever sits in that chair is the only law
west of Mt. Pilot!"

MDC (Mr Darlin's Cuz)

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72640:
APB for Thomas Moody, Tom, Poor Horiatio,
Adelle, C. Darling, Merriweather and others!
Come on back to the porch! We miss ya.

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72641: "Gomer, Get that gun out of your mouth." Who would have thought Gomer would go on to defend his country in California with such valor?

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72642: Mr Matlock glad to have at work gang...let me get settled in..hey MDC...SPOT

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72643: Not only "Married With Children",but they're also showing "Roseanne" on TVLand now. Neither of those shows seem to fit into what TVLand started with: good old retro comedies(suitable for everyone) and such.I'll take "Roseanne" (if I have to)over "Married With Children" but think about all the other programs of yesteryear that we could be enjoying- "My Three Sons" is one I'd love to see again. I'm sure each of you can think of one you'd rather view than those two-right?
Don't even get me started on the "Cougar"!
Welcome Mr. Matlock-glad to have you in Mayberry!

Let's take Me-They out tonight as an early birthday celebration- Gigolo Club or Morielli's? Which do y'all think he'd prefer?
possum again

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72644:
Well, at Morelli's you can bring your own bottle!
Or we could first stop off at the Morrison sisters
and tell 'em about our "special occasion!"
Let's see, it's either Mohammad's birthday or
Me-they's, take your pick! ha

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72645: Romeena, I wanted to tell you that we have a cable station called, Retro TV that actually shows all old shows, but I never see comedy sitcoms on it. They show Marcus Welby, Wild Wild West, Ironside, Emergency, things like that...they even show Night Gallery now and then. You can google it and found out if it can be gotten in your area. TVLand is a joke, but it is the only station I have that airs TAGS.

I don't think Me-They would appreciate the Gigolo Club...he would probably prefer Morelli's, don't you think? Let's go there, but let's go late...they are open until midnight!

Well, I am tired! Finally finished that last load of laundry, went shopping, and trying to get everything ready for the trip tomorrow. I still have to make a casserole and a dessert to take!~How am I going to find the energy. Possum, do you wanna come and help? Do you know how to make green bean casserole or cherry dump cake?


May 15, 2009 - Msg 72646: Late supper gang..homemade sub sandwiches,pork-n-beans,chips..coke..Boo trip?..possum I got to get ya some mails to some new pics garden work and Otis..Ky where are you at?...and as as far as TV land shows..Andy first for sure..hillbillys,OLD leave it to beaver,Dragnet,Emergency and maybe some Lost in Space?..NO married with children or Roseanne..and oh yer right for sure Possum my three Sons..good one...well yall slap ya a sub together...SPOT

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72647: Hey SPOT, yes I have my family reunion tomorrow. It's about a 4 hour drive and I will have my kids, and my niece and nephew in my yukon. They tend to fight and make alot of noise, so wish me luck. They want to all ride in my car because of the DVD player (I'm beginning to see it wasn't such a good idea).

Thanks for the sub...I think I will check out TVLand and see if I can find some TAGS. It's time for a break!


May 15, 2009 - Msg 72648:
Prayers for Boo's trip. Be careful.
Ya all have a good weekend, and I'll catch
ya on the flip-flop!

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72649: Oh yes, "Roseanne". Now there's a winner. (Not) Actually, the show was kinda funny - she said things that a lot of moms are thinking, but after Roseanne herself turned out to be such a scuz, I really don't care to watch her TV show. Every time I see her face, I think of her shameful, disrespectful screaming of the national anthem at that baseball game. It was disgusting, and to the nation's credit, most of the fans were booing her. Personally, I think she should have been escorted from the stadium, preferably in handcuffs, and gagged. In case you've forgotten, you can find it on YouTube. After that, I just can't find any humor in anything she says or does.

Old TV shows? Barney Miller, Carter Country, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dobie Gillis, Father Knows Best, Gilligan's Island, The Addams Family, The Munsters, Night Court (I know, Dan was just awful, but he was so blatantly awful that he was funny. The original over-the-top concept.) There are many others. I still say, we need to start an emailing campaign to TVLand. Or better yet, maybe we should start emailing some of their sponsors! Now, there's an idea! It shouldn't be hard, they only have about ten sponsors, and they run their commercials over, and over, and over, and over, and well, you get the idea. Anyway, if people start complaining to the sponsors and threaten to stop watching the station, we might get some action.

So are we taking Me-They to Morelli's? I want one of those pounded steaks, and I want to sit by that window into the kitchen, so I can watch.

Well, guess I'd better go feed little Toye Starr. She's walking around in here giving me "the look". She's such a little bitty old thing, and eats such a small amount at a time, I guess she does get hungry easily. Her favorite treat is still a honey-nut cheerio. She crunches and chomps on it like it was a huge biscuit. So funny!

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72650: Well, I'm glad I aint the only one feeling the way I do about Married with Children. When TV Land first came around it was just awesome, they played the old commercials and the good old shows. And now with this newer stuff it just aint the same. And whats with them playing infomercials late at night? Thats another one of my gripes with it too. I think Ro has a good idea, we should email them and request the old shows. I loved Emergency. And still think they are a couple of cute firefighters lol. Looks like we're in for a stormy night, and my Little Bit is already giving me the nudges and pitiful looks guess she's needing some couch time and I'm a sucker for it every time. Ya'll have a good night love ya'll-Salty Dog

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72651: OK, everyone is fed and I am going to make some sandwiches to take on the road for lunch, clean the kitchen, and go to bed!

Remember how I used to use my foreman grill all the time? I stopped for a long time because it is kind of pain to clean. Well, I cooked hamburgers on it tonight and what a greasy mess I have to clean up. Better get started!

Thanks for the prayers, MDC.

You know what I would love to see reruns of? My Three Sons. I loved that show.


May 15, 2009 - Msg 72652: Happy Birthday Me-They!And look for me on Facebook is my email address.Spot,I'm right here,glad to hear you had a good time on your camping trip.Thanks for the subs Spot,they are one of my favorites.Boo,prayers for your trip tomorrow.Get some good sleep,you don't want to drive tired.My mom has one of those George Foreman grills,and uses it constantly.But,they sure are messy to clean up.I don't even like to use it.Well,no school tonight,so I'm going to head for the couch and see whats on TV,prayers for everyone-ky girl

May 15, 2009 - Msg 72653: Hello! I'm a 35 year old west virginian (along with ol barn!) I've loved TAGS all my life I have seasons 1-6 on dvd wanna get 7, 8 I'd love to hear from other fans!!

May 16, 2009 - Msg 72654:
Hello porch family.....pray you all had a great day today.

Ro....thanks for the info on my giving blood. I had been outside doing some painting and was very hot so that may have something to do with it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME-THEY and many more buddy!

Salty surely aren't alone on your view of the TVLand programing. bet I'm enjoying this time home with the family.

Welcome Mr. sure to grab a rocker and sit a spell. You'll meet some wonderful folks here.

Anyone heard from Tom lately? I pray he's ok. have a safe and fun trip. Will be praying for you.

bigdaddymiketcb@yahoo.....come on back to the porch and chat with us. We are not only huge TAGS fans but we've become a "Mayberry family" here.

Well better get off here for tonight. You all sleep good and know that you're in my heart and prayers.

May 16, 2009 - Msg 72655: Have a safe trip Boo..My 3 Sons and the munsters...GOOD ones..Possum you remember Herman Munster(Fred Gynne) was our YOUT Judge!..remember! girl I will mail ya..hey Salty,Rev..MDC...Lucy?..lots of porchsters are MIA..storms here tonight but have passed..all is well...more tomorrow and I have a LARGE outside wedding to go to ...they have a big tent but ..well-I-duno..but will be of my life long friends first born daughter...marring a great guy with home and good job..both friend (the dad) a nervous wreck...Well im watching Happy Gilmore for the first time and I am a Golfer...its kinda funny....SPOT

May 16, 2009 - Msg 72656: Good evening, porch. Just finished watching "Marley and Me" on Pay-per-view. It was definitely worth the $5 charge. Sweet, funny, touching, and at the end, very, very sad. It's inevitable, as any pet parent knows, but it surely does hurt. I was sitting there watching, crying, remembering my Sugarplum, and hugging Toye Starr like she was going to vanish.

Hey, bigdaddy, you're most welcome to join us here on the porch. All of us were newcomers at one time, but now most of us have been here for years - just one big old Mayberry family. Always room for one more, though.

Well, gotta take food to the church for a lunch after a funeral service - one of my friends lost her sister this week, after a very long, bitter illness. It will be a relief to my friend, once she gets past the initial grief. Prayers for Deanna, please.

Also, Joe's heart valve replacement has been postponed at least until Wednesday, while they get his meds and clotting time balanced. He's very anxious, I'll be glad when it's a done deal. His wife, Kathy, is handling it well - I'm proud of her.

Well, I'm off to bed. Have been watching "The Golden Girls" quite a bit lately. I know, Blanche is awful, but again, it's that over-the-top thing, like Dan in "Night Court", and maybe I shouldn't, but I just think they're funny. The fact is, it beats the socks off "Married with Children", or worse yet, "The Cougar."

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

May 16, 2009 - Msg 72657: Good morning gang..ok..breakfast menu:3 eggs your way(fried over med or scrambled),bisquits and gravy,limp and crisp bacon,sausage links,grits,hashbrowns,toast with mixed fruit jelly,oj,coffee,h2o...Romeena prayers for Joe..wake up auh20,hazel,Boo,possum,MDC,M-T,Mavis?,Rev,bigdaddy,Mr Matlock,Sterling,Lucy and all the porch!..its almost 6am est here in Ga..rain coming in today but thats that weading to go to at 5:30 this afternoon,Miss Sherry has to work tonight...atoningt I think I will build a few shelves in the barn and piddle..well see yall at breakfast and I hopw everyone has a blessed Mayberry kinda day...your porch dog SPOT

May 16, 2009 - Msg 72658: Good Morning Spot and everybody, wow what a breakfast! I wont be worth nothing all day now. Ro, I just love the Golden Girls I've always thought they were funny. And you are right it's a sight better than whats showing now. It rained and stormed most of the night last night, but this morning it's just cloudy so far. I hope ya'll have a wonderful day I best get at it--Salty Dog