June 04, 2009 - Msg 73095: Sorry...I made a mistake on the recipe above. The cake should be made with 2 rip bananas, not one.


June 04, 2009 - Msg 73096: Ugh...RIPE bananas (in case any of you go to the store and ask for "rip" bananas)!


June 04, 2009 - Msg 73097: Supper menu: meatloaf,cream taters,greenbeans,fried okra,Boo tea,maude slaw...ok...Asa show up on time ok...Possum you got laci?....ok see ya at supper...SPOT

June 04, 2009 - Msg 73098:
Good sweep Boo!
Between you and Possum, the porch stays mighty fine lookin'!

June 04, 2009 - Msg 73099: oh it cold outsizd and the is comming down, boy I heat days like that
It give me the blue for the day.
Ido not like gun , becausein the wrong hands can kill someone.


June 04, 2009 - Msg 73100: Well Hello TOM..where is everyone?...napping off my supper?...SPOT

June 04, 2009 - Msg 73101: I agree, Tom. I don't like guns either, for just the reason you gave - in the wrong hands, they can kill. However, if you really think about it, it isn't the gun that kills, it's the person using it. The "wrong hands" seem to have no problem getting them, and using them, and so it becomes necessary for the rest of us to be prepared to defend ourselves.

A few years ago, a man walked into the food court of our local mall, pulled out a gun and just started shooting at people who were sitting there eating their lunch. People scattered, and he kept shooting. He killed one, critically injured another, and shot several more people. The shooter got under a staircase, and continued shooting at anything that moved. One man managed to slip out a door, and ran to his nearby car and got his gun. He came back in, squared off and fired at the shooter. He missed, but it scared the killer and he ran out the door and jumped in his own car, then started just circling in the parking lot and shooting out the window at people. The rescuer followed, and got off another shot at the killer's car. The bullet went through the door, hit the killer, he rammed his car into a light pole and sat there bleeding and crying for someone to help him. I'm sorry, I don't remember the final outcome, but I think he did live. With any luck, he's very familiar with the inside of a prison by now. Moral of the story - thank God for the citizen with the gun. The guy was planning to just drive around in the parking lot and shoot people after he got chased out of the food court.

As I've said earlier, I pray that I never have cause to fire that weapon, but be assured, I will if sufficiently threatened. Self-defense is scriptural, and at least in Texas, is also legal.

Just got home from the visitation at church for our Miss Betty. The funeral is tomorrow, but the church was full tonight, can't imagine what it will be like tomorrow. Standing room only, I would imagine. This evening was so sweet. People were just milling around in the sanctuary, sitting or standing in little groups and talking and reminiscing, renewing old acquaintances, just a time of sweet fellowship. Betty will be missed.

Be blessed. --Romeena

June 04, 2009 - Msg 73102: Evenin' Y'all! Sorry about all that ruckus last night,Mavis.I think it'll be a while before I head off to the Gigolo Club with Boo & Spot again!I can hardly keep up with 'em! Not to mention that the management might not let us back in after last night! Boo,I told you that cider you brought along had turned hard! Hee Hee
Yeah Spot,Miss Laci is here,so I've been busy.

Ripped bananas? That's the way Asa eats 'em,isn't it?!

Ro,my sympathies to you in the loss of Miss Betty.

Well,I'd better go check on Laci. Hopefully,she's sleeping.If not-uh-oh!
possum under a rock

June 04, 2009 - Msg 73103: Yay! I hear little baby snores- Laci is knocked out!

possum again

June 04, 2009 - Msg 73104: I agree with you, Romeena. I think it is very unwise for those with children to have loaded guns in the house, but in your situation, I think its smart. After some of what you have shared about your neighborhood in recent years, I find it comforting that you have a gun and know how to use it.

Possum, the cider was not hard...it was those little cigarettes we were smoking that made us crazy. Don't you remember? Have fun with Laci.

Hey to Tom. Hope tomorrow is a brighter day for you.

You know, I think this little kitten we have is too little to be away from its mama. He is very small and cries when he is alone. He can eat but he almost acts like he still has to learn how to drink water. I tried a little milk mixed with water and he wanted nothing to do with it. He still has not gone poopy and I am concerned about that. Any kitten experts out there with advice??


June 04, 2009 - Msg 73105: Prayers Romeena I know your friend will be missed..possum the Gigolo trip with you and Boo would have been fine but next time at least on the way home yall sing the SAME song at the same time!..ha ha..well gona find a movie...looks like there is something good on SCIFI channel...back in just a bit...SPOT

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73106: Mornin' Y'all- I think I jinxed myself by celebrating the fact that Laci was asleep last night- I didn't sleep! Plus,we had a "piddle" incident (her,not me!) at 1:30AM -took a few hours to settle back down,then she's up at 6:30- Mercy! I'm one tired possum.

Spot,sorry you didn't enjoy our
different songs. Boo & I thought "Old Dan Tucker" and "Toot Toot Tootsie" sounded good together!

I saw online that today is National Donut Day- Krispy Kremes for everyone!!
possum under a rock

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73107:
Hey Folks

Romeena-Sorry to hear the news about Miss Betty. Ya know, celebrating at a funeral has always been "one" of my short comings as a Christian. I know it's a bit selfish of me but I can't quite get there.


NASA has just released a study that claims the earth is heated by sun!! WOW! Let's not tell Al, I don't think the poor guy could take it.

Asa-Thanks for the offer buddy. It's great knowing you guys are out there.


June 05, 2009 - Msg 73108: Wow, we haven't had Krispy Kremes on the porch in years, Possum. Seems like we used to have them almost daily. Hey, I liked your comment about the "piddle" situation...(it's wasn't you)...yet, but your day is coming. hehe ;-)

Man, Auh2o, who funded that brilliant study? Larry, Moe, and Curly?


June 05, 2009 - Msg 73109: Good morning, all. Auh20, I hear what you're saying. Maybe the problem is in defining the term "celebrate". We're not going to be all happy-happy this morning. There will be many tears, as is already the case. However, there will be an underlying joy because Miss Betty is no longer in pain, and is in the presence of the Lord. She has also been reunited with her precious Ted, who passed years ago. She never let him leave her heart, though, and genuinely looked forward to the day when she would see him again. I understand that, because I feel the same way about my Dale. When I leave this planet, I want my family and friends to be happy for me, knowing I'm in that wonderful place. If they want to grieve a little, that will be okay, but as the Apostle Paul said, "sorrow not as those who have no hope." So it is a celebration of sorts, albeit a bittersweet one.

Boo, there was never a firearm in this house when there were children here. With children around on a daily basis, something is bound to happen unless the weapon is kept unloaded, locked away, and ammunition hidden separately. That pretty much makes the weapon useless, so what was the point? My situation is much different now, and with the appropriate safeguarding agreements between me and my family, I can have the protection of the weapon without the dangers. As for my neighborhood, I may have given a wrong impression somehow. It's really pretty nice, good neighbors for the most part, no more risky than just about any other suburban area. Even the illegals down at the end of the street seem like pretty good folks. It's just that when you're alone, you feel a little more vulnerable.

As for the earth being heated by the sun, now there's a revelation! I'm sure that must be George Bush's fault somehow, and you're right, it would probably do Al in, because he can't figure a way to put a carbon tax on it. He might run up there and try, but like Icarus, his wings would melt before he arrived.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73110: a beautiful morning on this porch. I hope everyone is doing fine. I should have been malcom tucker these past two weeks as busy as I've been. did anyone say happy birthday to andy this week? he turned 82 this year. wow. boo you sure swept good. hi to romeena, auh20 possum.tom, spot,mdc and anyone who is still a sleep. prayers for everyone. pappa bear

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73111: Hi All.
Well it raining today , but it going to be nice for the weekend.
Keeping a eye on the creek and the neighborhood what all this rain the creek is comming on the neighb too.


We can't make life go faster
Than just one day at a time,
So why hasten tomorrow,
And leave today's joy behind?
We can't relive yesterday,
So why long for days gone past?
What's taken for granted now
Becomes nostalgic too fast.
One day, one thing at a time,
With the Lord's help, we should live;
Life's sweet hopes and memories
To us He will surely give.


June 05, 2009 - Msg 73112: Great to see you Auh2o. You be in my prayers friend.

Possum, thanks for the treats. Two days in a row. I'm so excited I may just piddle my own self.

Better slow down pappa bear. Don't wanna go breaking yer neck.

Thanks for the nice poem Tom. Hope you dry out this weekend.

Spot, what's for lunch?

I was listening last night to a report that said Al Gore was worth about 2 million bucks when he left the V.P. slot Today his worth is about 100 million bucks. He's done quite well for himself I'd say.

Well we have a big, and I mean big air show this weekend going on at our nearby air base. Hill Air Force Base has the Thunderbirds doing performances on both Saturday and Sunday. I enjoy watching them, but even more is there will be a P-51 Mustang here doing a few flyovers. I swear in an earlier life I must have been a W.W.2 Pilot. Just to hear one of them old birds fire up just gives me goose bumps. The Mustang was a fighter that was incredible. The B-17 was a bomber that was unreal. To see some of those 17's coming back from the sorties they flew, with holes in them, and tails gone, it was amazing they could even fly. What an amazing generation those people were.

Well better get.


June 05, 2009 - Msg 73113: Good morning Porchsters! Spot is that what all that catterwallin was? Singin? In the words of Rafe Hollister, How long they been ailin? Wacky weed? Ya'll been smokin wacky weed? Shame on you! :P Boo I'll shoot you an email as soon as I finish here about that little kitten and some suggestions about what to do, don't think the whole porch wants to read about how to make a kitten go potty. Well, I need to get out of this rocker & go do something. Yak at ya'll later

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73114: Good morning Porchsters! Spot is that what all that catterwallin was? Singin? In the words of Rafe Hollister, How long they been ailin? Wacky weed? Ya'll been smokin wacky weed? Shame on you! :P Boo I'll shoot you an email as soon as I finish here about that little kitten and some suggestions about what to do, don't think the whole porch wants to read about how to make a kitten go potty. Well, I need to get out of this rocker & go do something. Yak at ya'll later

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73115: good grief, now I'm chewin my cabbage twice & I don't even LIKE cabbage!

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73116: Nice poem Tom!

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73117:
Asa- did i miss something? Did BO really say that
this is a muslim nation? Friends, if he cuts off
aid to Israel, which he may well do, then look up,
for Revelation states that when Israel stands alone... We are that close I believe! Putting soapbox away.
Asa- We have a restored B-25 and B-17 located at our Mesa's Falcon Field, and I agree, when they fire those up, it's pretty awesome!
RO- you and all your chruch are in my prayers.
TOM-Nice poem. Sounds like you're doing better.
God bless all,

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73118: Asa I missed lunch...had to get to work..Mavis yea that catterwallin was those girls!...hey Tom, and all...let me get settled in here at work.SPOT

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73119: We have a big air show out here every year and like Lydia, "I hate the air show." The noise just kills my ears even with earplugs and talk about how out there in that huge field with the sun baking you. Not for me, thanks.

Thanks Mavis. The kitty did finally go today and seems to be doing better, adjusting to us.


June 05, 2009 - Msg 73120: "hot, not how"...man.


June 05, 2009 - Msg 73121: BTW, I heard from Me-They on facebook today and he is still on vacation and asked me to say "hi" to all of you.


June 05, 2009 - Msg 73122: Correction...I was supposed to say "hey" for Me-They.


June 05, 2009 - Msg 73123: "Hey" back to Me-They,Boo! Now,I think I have heard enough about piddling today! I guess I know what to expect from Boo for my birthday next month- Depends? Good grief- I ain't to that point yet & hope I never get there! One piddling "creechture" (spot) on the Porch is enough! Hee Hee
Hmm.. hear some loud thunder.Better get off of the computer. Y'all have a good evening!
possum again

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73124:
Jab at that Postum under rock wit a big stick!

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73125:
Who WAS that masked man?

Its me, its me, its Earnest T

or MDC ?

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73126: Aw, you guessed it, Possum...now I am going to have to get you those canning jars!

Well, the kids are with Grandma and Bruce and I are going out. Nothing very exciting...just going to Sears to check out some appliances (they have a Kenmore stove I want for the house), and then out to eat somewhere casual...but NOT fast food!

Ya'll have a great evening.


June 05, 2009 - Msg 73127:
Spot, Rev etc--Ponaco 500 on the tri-oval!!
Look out for bad boy bixby or elizabeth crowley! ha
Ya all have a good weekend, and Good Sabbath
to everyone. Prayers,

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73128: Happy Friday porch pals...hope y'all had a great week.

After the speach yesterday, I feel like we're a whole lot closer to home time than I thought before. The denial of Isreal...I saw an editorial from an Isreali paper today that said "We survived Pharoh, we'll survive this American President". Things are that tough..and it's time that we as beleivers stood up for what we know is right!

Hope y'all have a great weekend...be safe, no that Jesus loves you...and so do I! :)



June 05, 2009 - Msg 73129: Good evening, all. Yes, MDC, he really did say that. He also made a new policy that no U.S. serviceman can speak at any faith-based gathering. Seems to me that's a serious restriction of free speech, but hey, he's The One, he can do anything. God help us.

I just called Animal Control Services. There is a cat in my back yard that's behaving very strangely. I had turned on a sprinkler zone with my remote, and after it ran a couple of minutes, I noticed something moving a little bit under a shrub, next to the fence. I looked closer and realized it was a big black cat, one I've never seen. It was just crouching there, in the water spray. I turned the sprinkler off, thinking it would run, but it didn't. I turned the spray back on for a couple of seconds, to see if that would chase him out, but he just hunkered down. Very abnormal behavior for a cat. He's kind of stretched out now, and his head is down. I think he's very sick, maybe dying. My suspicion is he either got into the rat poison that my idiot neighbor puts out, or maybe ate a poisoned rat or squirrel, thus getting poisoned himself. I spoke to Miss Airhead about it, and her reply was, "Well, I'm not putting up with rats, I don't care that much about squirrels either, and people should keep their cats at home." You will all be proud of me. I didn't smack her.

I have to leave in a few minutes, animal control is not here yet, so guess I'll type up a detailed note directing them to the cat and describing its behavior and tape it to the front door. Poor thing, I hope it's okay, but I'm 99% sure it's not. No healthy cat is going to just sit in the spray from a sprinkler.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73130: Wow...either I typed too fast...or I really am that tired. :)

How about "KNOW that Jesus loves you...and so do I!"



June 05, 2009 - Msg 73131: Yea MDC qualifying was rained out and so Smoke on the pole and Jeff and Jimmy right behind...should be a good ane..hey Goober!Rev look for the truck for food..hey possum,Boo how is the kitten doing?no rain here ..im here till morning and off the weekend..got to go to a graduation eats tomorrow at 1..I will try to get some leftovers...Mavis dog shows?..well I have been busy here...I aint ate much today...I will get back to cooking yall I promise...guess I will fix a sandwich..well work mon and tue next week and then its Lake bound till Monday..6 days this time!..better carry an ztra 5lbs of peanuts to boil!..boat done tucked away at the marina for the year..hope to bring back some fish...got 2 fishing night planned ...well let me root the braves on...Romeena bet the cat has got into some kind of poison...you must have to work tonight...well prayers...back here thru out the night!..SPOT

June 05, 2009 - Msg 73132: Romeena, that poor cat. I hope animal control was able to get it and hopefully end its suffering. I hate rat poison.

It is very disturbing that this country is very quickly going downhill, spiritually speaking. Hang on, folks, it might be a very rough ride.

Hey SPOT. The kitten is doing just great now. His "plumbing" started working and he is happy and playful, thanks for asking.


June 06, 2009 - Msg 73133: Well good Bo..do we have a name for the kitten?...if ita a boy how about Mr McBeeve/..well got one outage going on right now,crew is on the way..got a big day tomorow,getting fire wood for camping cut and mowing my yard..plowing garden cause tomorrow will be my only work day before camping really..double mon and tue then off we go in wed when I wake up..possum or anybody else up?...SPOT

June 06, 2009 - Msg 73134: Oh, I wanted to name it something from TAGS, SPOT, but Erin insisted on "Tiger"...boring, but fits him, I guess. He really is personable for such a little thing. Last night he managed to climb up the couch using his claws, and then jumped onto the recliner into Bruce's lap, crawled up his chest and settled himself about 3 inches from Bruce's face! The little thing could practically fit in a teacup but he has lots of gumption (did I spell that right?).

Well, I am enjoying my time off without the kids. I slept until 8:45! I think now I will make a nice breakfast for us and maybe go "antiquing" and pretend that i can actually buy something.


June 06, 2009 - Msg 73135: Name the cat "Piddles",Boo! Ha ha!
Hey Spot,I got the movie- Woo hoo!! Thanks,Yout! That was nice of you,friend.

Y'all,my poor mail carrier probably wonders what kind of "nuts" I correspond with- Spot had a return address of "Spot,Mayberry,USA" and the last letter Pappa Bear sent me had "Possum of the Year!" written across the back!

Well,gotta go get some rest.Laci partied from 3:30 am-5,then woke back up around 7:30. I just got back from taking her home-about 75 miles round trip. Rainy day,good for sleeping! In fact,I think it was the rain that woke Laci up early this morning.Anyway,I'll catch y'all later.Gonna take a nap,watch "My Cousin Vinny",yep,that's the plan!
possum under a rock

June 06, 2009 - Msg 73136: Good afternoon friends..Glad ya got it possum..Boo yall could namehim BLUE andget a whistle!...well got to get busy around here..mowing,tilling weed eating...first got a graduation eats to go to for about an hour..gona get close to 90 here today..Revyou look for the UPS food truck...Maude lets make subs for lunch..Mavis any dog shows?...well hello to all I got to hit the shower will holler this afternoon.prayers...SPOT

June 06, 2009 - Msg 73137: Good afternoon, porch. Apparently the cat recovered sufficiently to wander away, because Animal Control didn't find him. He was one sick kitty, though. When a cat does nothing but flatten his ears when a sprinkler spray is hitting him, there's definitely something wrong. My guess is he got into poison, or ate a poisoned rat. Poor cat, and for that matter, poor rat. I hate poisons. There are other methods of pest control that are far less cruel.

That big white egret visited my yard again this morning. I saw him from the kitchen window, standing beside the pond, but when I got to my big window and got my camera in hand, he saw me and flew. What a magnificent bird, stands nearly four feet tall, wingspread at least five feet. I sure wish I could have gotten a picture, but I'm not going to be happy if he starts eating my fish!
I think he's coming over from the Trinity River, which is about a half-mile from my house.

Boo, I'm glad Tiger is doing well. Sounds like he's going to be a little bright spot in your household. Nothing like the innocence of a puppy or kitten to perk things up and sweeten the day.

Well, gotta go clean out a filter - I see the fountain is not running. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

June 06, 2009 - Msg 73138:
Today is the 65th Anniversary of D-DAY. Thank a WWII vet today. I called my dad and thanked him.
It was sheer dedication and bravery that day.
Some never even got to the beach. Freedom is never free, and I truly believe that the France and Britain of today are mere shells of what they were because of how they let themselves
deteriote from within. But I will love America and do my best for her till the end. I have six Stars and Stripes flying proudly today. (the number of rels who were in d-day.)
I'll fly em at home and I'll fly em where ever til the day i die!
Thank you Lord for blessing our country.
We love you Jesus! Thank you Jesus!
Help us Lord.
Good day and good Sabbath to all!
Love ya,

June 06, 2009 - Msg 73139:
MDC-Amen! Hey buddy, have ya been on google today? June 6th and Google commemorates the 25th anniversary of tetris. And, did ya catch that "Obama Beach" reference. Aside from being of African heritage I can't seen what this guy has ever accomplished.


June 06, 2009 - Msg 73140: Well, you know, imagination can create a lot of memories. Why, Al Gore even remembers inventing the internet! --Romeena

June 06, 2009 - Msg 73141: I'd like to find the guy who invented the teleprompter and beat him over the head with it.


June 06, 2009 - Msg 73142: I sure enjoyed the TAGS marithon today. I actually had time to watch about 3 of 'em.

I guess I'll join in this conversation, although cautiously. I can't seem to find the speech where President OBama said we were a Muslim nation. I did find where he said this in a speech: "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation - at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers." Where he was referring to all the different types of people and beliefs we have in America.
And in a more recent speech he said: "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." So by saying that he said, flat out, "We are a Muslim Nation", is a little out of context. (In my opinion) Unless I missed something, I just don't see where he said that sentence, as a stand-alone statement.
- Hazel

June 06, 2009 - Msg 73143: Hey Hazel, good to see you.
On June 1st in a France interview he claimed that if you took all the Muslims in the Nation, we would be one of the largest Muslim nations in the world. In a speech in Cairo on June 6th (I guess it's the one you are quoting) he claimed there were 7 million muslims in the USA, a number he seems to have pulled out of his.... uh hat, because the CIA world fact book puts the number at about 1.8 million. The U.S. population is about 305 million. I would have to check the numbers, but the last estimates I heard were about 75% of the U.S. population considered itself Christian.
Even with his inflated number of 7 million, we would not even be in the top 50 nations of muslims.
I understand who is audience was. And he was trying to reach out to them. But he should remember, based on percentages, that yes, we are a Christian Nation. I don't think thats anything to be ashamed about. He seems to be though.
In the eyes of the law, we do not look at religion, although when you have a largely Christian population, electing largely Christian law makers, there is going to be a leaning toward Christian values in those laws, much like, I am sure there is Muslim leaning laws in Muslim nations.
Bottom line, I think a lot of Christian Americans are not ashamed of their beliefs, and are tired of a President who cannot or will not recognize that.
Your point is valid though. I am sure I did take his statement out of context. Maybe if he was not so quick to appease, I might not feel so threatend by him.


June 07, 2009 - Msg 73144: "Muslim-leaning laws in Muslim nations", Asa? I would imagine so. In Muslim nations, Islam IS the law. I know you're trying to be kind and tactful, but I'm thinking that we in America had better begin to recognize Islam for what it is. It's a religion, yes, but it's also a social, economic, cultural, educational and legal system as well. Islam rules the nation and it rules the people. Freedom is non-existent in any form in those countries. Are there peaceful Muslims? Yes, some, though they aren't strict adherents of the faith. A peaceful attitude toward a Christian or a Jew does not compute in Islam. If you doubt it, get a Quran and read it. It will curl your hair. That's one reason why some Muslims are immigrating here. For others, they're coming to help lay the groundwork for what's to come.

Exactly where BO stands, I can't say. That's between him and God. I know what he has said in the past, but my husband always said, "Pay no attention to what a man says - watch what he does." I'm seeing our president insulting and slighting the Queen of England, I'm hearing him tell the world that we're one of the largest Muslim nations, and I've seen him bow low over the hand of the king of Saudi Arabia. I see him refusing to produce a valid birth certificate, passing off a bad forgery instead. I see him ordering his school records sealed, an unprecedented move in the history of presidents. I'm watching what he does. I know who his "pastor" was, and who his close political associates were (Bill Ayers???) Call me skeptical, it fits. I am. I'm still watching, but all I've seen so far is a skyrocketing national debt that can only be paid for with higher taxes on us and our children, and the threat of socialized medicine that will be a long, long way from the answer some think it will be.

I have a friend whose daughter and son-in-law are equipped with permanent rose-colored glasses. In their opinion, all we have to do is be friendly and let the Muslim world "see how we live", and then they'll want to be Christians, and live in a democracy, too. Ha! Bless their little hearts. Would that it were so.

Well, away I go. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 07, 2009 - Msg 73145: Hello friends,
Just thought I would check in to let you know that Kai is still doing well. She has expressed some discomfort from her scar catching on her shirt at times, but other than that, she is not having any pain, so we only give her Tylenol and Ibuprofen sporadically now. And she just now was able to stop taking her Lasix. That is the stuff that made her "go".
So now the only things she is taking regular is the Lopressor, to keep her blood pressure in check, and a daily aspirin to thin her blood.

On Monday we go to see her regular heart doctor for an echocardiogram. I am both excited and nervous about that because it will be interesting to see how her heart is working after the surgery, and I am just hoping everything looks terrific now.
She had an echo at Mayo not long after her surgery, and I noticed the "white" areas(where the blood was moving at a higher velocity, thus making the heart work harder and thickening the muscle) were just in spots now, so I hope that is still the case. I saw mostly blue and red, which from what I was told at one of her previous echoes, was just the blood moving in and out of the heart at a normal pace.

I guess I'd better get to bed. I go back to work tomorrow, and I hope there is not a mess waiting for me, because I don't want to be there all day and night, especially since I won't be back until Friday. And I hate leaving without all my work done.
Since either my wife or I want to be with Kai for this recovery time, and I was dropped to part-time anyway, I will be working the three days my wife is off; Friday, Saturday, and of course my usual day on Sunday.
Of course, I have to run this over with my boss, but she had said to take whatever I need off during this time. And she only expected me to work one other day other than Sunday, so it should be ok. She is a pretty understanding boss.

I know what you mean, Asa, about the WWII planes. I too have thought I must have been a pilot then in another life, if I believed in reincarnation, which I don't. :)
And I like the P-51, but to play my combat flight simulator, you would think that the Mustang was a dog. I swear there was some kind of bias with the programmers of that game; they must have been from England or something, because the British planes are phenomenal, while the American planes, like the P-51, are sluggish and, in the case of the P-51, VERY prone to stalling in a turn no matter what your airspeed.
Here I thought I would be able to go up against almost anything with the Mustang, but in this game it is a deathtrap.

So to relieve some of the disappointment with how they portray the American planes, I like to blast the British planes out of the sky with the Messershmidt, just about the only plane that has a chance against the Spitfires in the game. Which I know Spitfires were excellent planes, but you would think the Mustang would at least be a little bit of trouble for them. But not in this game. And a Mustang against a British Typhoon? C'mon, the Mustang in real life should be able to fly circles around it, but no.

Oh, and I know that the Brits and Americans weren't fighting each other during WWII, but it gets kind of boring with only Germany as an opponent. So your imagination gets a little leeway with this game. Or if you are British, a lot of leeway. Hmmph! ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

June 07, 2009 - Msg 73146: To whom it may concern - I located Obama's Cairo speech transcript on the internet, copied it into a Word file, and saved it. It's there on the net for anyone who wishes to chase it down, but it takes forever and a day to load, even with a DSL. If you're interested, email me and I'll send you a copy as an attachment - should load faster.

After reading it, (it's long) I can see where spin has been placed on it, and that's never fair. The Democrats are past masters at it, but Republicans can do it as well. I wish they wouldn't. There are enough legitimate questions that have gone unanswered, there's no need to try to create any more. Most of the annoying things he said in the speech appeared to me to be more a result of his habit of mis-speaking (like his having visited all 57 states), but the general tone was a bit too cozy and conciliatory toward the Muslims to suit me. However, that's just me. I'm convinced we have not yet seen the real Barack Hussein Obama (yes, we can use his middle name now, since he won) and perhaps we never will. That might be a good thing. Time will tell.


June 07, 2009 - Msg 73147: "...all 57 states."....LOL, that's hilarious. Other than that statement, I will stay out of the political conversation.

Thanks for the update on Kai, Sterling. Glad she is doing so well. Let us know how that echo goes.

Better get ready for preachin'...gotta find my earrings.


June 07, 2009 - Msg 73148: Just a quick trouble check..."Yea for Kai"..good preaching this morning...gona run to the dollar store for camping supplys....supper?..lets have pot luck out side on the picnic tables..I will bring a few smoked chickens and green onions...SPOT

June 07, 2009 - Msg 73149: I've always tried to give speakers the benefit of the doubt when they mis-speak. I always did that with all of the dumb things that President George W. Bush said, and I try to do it with President Obama. I can understand it in a way; you're out on the campaign trial, or some other exhausting schedule... you have your speech all memorized - you know what you're going to say. Then when you're actually saying the words, your thoughts get ahead of your words and you say the wrong thing. Regarding that particular dumb thing that President Obama said, well, I can see how that happened too. At that point in time he had been in 47 of the states. So he was trying to say he had been in all 48 of the continental United States, except for one. In his tiredness, he started off with "50" instead of "40", and it came out like this: "It is just wonderful to be back in Oregon, and over the last 15 months we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in fifty...seven states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii I was not able to go to..." He began with 50, so it came out 57, when he really meant to start with 40, so it would come out as 47. There was a long pause between the "fifty" and the "seven", like he was thinking outloud about how many states he had been in. To me it was an obvious mis-speak; the man obviously knows there's only 50 states.

Asa, did you get your garden all planted? Any corn this year?
- Hazel

June 07, 2009 - Msg 73150: I agree, Hazel, the "57 states" thing was too ridiculous to be anytying but a verbal typo. I wish that was all that bothered me about him, because then I would have no problem with him, but unfortunately, it's not. I just don't understand it. All the country wants to know is who he is, and what he has done. We want to see the REAL birth certificate, not the fake one, and it would be nice to see his school records. What name did he use? What citizenship did he claim? What religion did he claim? Since he has ordered those records sealed, it's no surprise that people are speculating, and coming up with non-flattering answers. Just come clean, that's all we ask, but he won't. Instead he runs around the world apologizing for America, insulting our oldest allies, and bowing over the hand of the Saudi king. Not smart. In his Cairo speech, he refers to the "Holy Koran" several times, and mentions coming to the land where Islam was first "revealed". That choice of terms bothers me.

Well, enough of that. He's got three and a half more years. In that time, he will either do some wonderful things and make people like me look foolish, or he won't, and his followers will choke on their KoolAid. You cannot imagine just how strongly I would prefer to look foolish.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 07, 2009 - Msg 73151: Ha! "Anytying"? See how typos can occur? --Romeena

June 07, 2009 - Msg 73152: Yep Hazel. The garden is in, and 8 rows of corn in 4 different plantings. Space each one out about 2 weeks a part. The corn is doing quite well considering how cool it's been here this spring so far. Our high today is only 64.
And with the way my back was feeling this year I wasn't sure if I would plant anything. But it's feeling pretty good now, so hopefully it will stay strong all summer. The exercises the PT gave me seems to be helping.
How about your garden? All planted and growing?

I know what you mean Ro, and bravo for you saying it. I likewise hope Obama can accomplish some good things. But, for me at least, he's off to a very rocky start. I see a devotion to socialism by him and his political friends that really bothers me. I forget who said it, but one of his cronies said a crisis was a terrible thing to waste. My understanding is that by that he meant it was a good time to push through "things" that normally wouldn't be considered because of a crisis. Just sad and sorry thinking, IMO.
And of course I have a long time distaste for the so called news agency's in this Country. And the way they fawn over this administration, after 8 years of beating on Bush like a red headed step child, just disgusts me. I know people will say what about the Limbaugh's and Hannity's and Becks? But these folks will not claim to be objective journalists. In fact 2 of the 3 will tell you up front they are conservative, and their program reflects it. As opposed to the so called main stream media who claims unbiased and neutral reporting. Their viewers are leaving in droves (with the exception of FOX News) and I'm pretty sure that is why. Many folks are sick of their left leaning agendas. (whew, sorry about the rant. Well not really sorry I guess.)

Sterling, glad Kai is getting better and stronger. I hope I didn't sound like I believed in re-incarnation in my earlier post. Just was using that to illustarte my love for them old WW2 birds.


June 07, 2009 - Msg 73153: Race fans its a GOOD one..24 laps to go ..Go Tony!...hope yer getting to watch it Rev....SPOT

June 07, 2009 - Msg 73154: Okay Spot - What was with all the rain in GA this weekend. We hit those torrential downpours in Atlanta on Thursday nite trying to get to Covington. Then - all these cars driving with their flashers on. Please!!
The best thing about GA was that everyone was so polite!! It was very refreshing!

BAck home again in Indiana. Yeah!


June 07, 2009 - Msg 73155: Hear, hear, Asa. I knew I was not alone. I'm sorry, but I know socialism/Marxism when I smell it, and that's what we're dealing with. It isn't usually so nicely packaged, but when you look like a duck, and you walk like a duck, and you quack like a duck, it's almost a certainty that one is a duck.

I think one of the things that hurts me the most, besides the loss of my country as I know it, is the way the rest of the world is watching and laughing at us. Remember "Pravda", the once-proud voice of the USSR? Well, they're still around, and here's what they said:
Check it out, but be prepared to smart a little. There's lots more, just Google "Pravda on Obama" and you'll find a lot of links to a lot of articles.

As I said, if he can pull it off, get America back to her respected place in the world, fix the economy (without printing more money), make it plain to the Muslims that we will not be "had", and do all the things he promised to do, then I'll stand under the old oak on the town square on a Sunday afternoon and publicly apologize, and will be happy to do it. Anybody care to join me?

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 07, 2009 - Msg 73156: HI friends.Just passing through,to let you all know I'm still kicking,just really busy.Spot,enjoy your camping and fishing.Sterling,thanks for the update on Kai.Prayers for all-ky girl

June 07, 2009 - Msg 73157: Well HELLO ky..mail me girl!..HM glad ya madeit..Ha Ha..."Its a rainey night in Ga"(song)..well Asa my garden is doing great thanks to the Lord!..maters are KICKIN..will send Ro a pic..welwork tomorrow but will check in here in just a bit...SPOT

June 07, 2009 - Msg 73158: It's nice to have you back more often, Hazel..I about spewed my tea on the keyboard when I read that statement about Bush's stupid remarks! Poor Bush was always making a verbal error...some of them very funny. Seriously though, I don't know how to put this, except to just express how I feel. I don't quite understand why i feel this way but i can't bear to listen to Obama. If I see him speaking on the news, I have this fear in the pit of my stomach. Sometimes just seeing his picture gives me this feeling of dread. I don't remember every experiencing that before, and we have had some pretty creepy presidents in my lifetime. Hard to describe, and as Romeena expressed, I hope I am wrong, but the man makes me very nervous (to say the least).

Well, we had a fundraiser dinner tonight at the church (to enlarge the parking lot). It was fun...I was in charge of iced tea again (groan) but I enjoyed working with the church youth, who waited on tables. We have a young man who is 13, who is in a wheelchair. I think he has muscular dystrophy, but unsure of his exacy diagnosis. He moves around very well in his motorized chair but it seems like he gets left out of alot of things. He showed up at church to volunteer to help out and since he was unable to wait tables, I asked him to help me at the drink table (feeling glasses and pitchers with ice and tea). Talk about a good worker. That kid amazed me. He just about took over the work for me. He needed some help with the pouring and such but I was so proud of him and it was such a joy to work with him. I wish you all could have been there, you would have been so proud of him. So, although I had to work, it was a good evening. We need to get that parking lot done. This morning, we had several families out on vacation and still we filled up the parking spaces.

Well, guess I had better retire for the evening and take my Nexium (the pasta was VERY spicy).


June 07, 2009 - Msg 73159: man, talk about embarrasing typo's! Of course I meant "filling the glassed" not "feeling" them!


June 08, 2009 - Msg 73160: Boo, with reference to your first paragraph, are you familiar with the term "discerning of spirits?" --Romeena

June 08, 2009 - Msg 73161: Hi All.
Will we had a nice weekend here git to work outsizd some. My Siss and I gong to some yard sale on saturday see ome nice thing but the pice was to high for on thim.
I was loking for wind ghimes.
Willl it may rain tonight and tues, so if it did me friend and I can not sit by the sizd of the creek for he can fish and I can whitch and we talk all the time.


June 08, 2009 - Msg 73162: Mornin' Y'all! Boo,you sound like you got yourself an "iced tea glass compelsion"- started with those pretty glasses with the flowers on them and now you are feeling glasses- hee hee!
You wanna ride with me & Spot over to the head shrink in Mt.Pilot? We have that "My Cousin Vinny" compelsion,you know!
Well,let's get breakfast over at the Diner-see y'all there!
possum under a rock

June 08, 2009 - Msg 73163:
The BO topic (not you Me-They. Hazel, I love seeing your posts. I know you don't agree with some of the right of center political comments but you always respond with class. For myself, I have tried to like Obama, I really have. I personally don't have a "faith based" litmus test for how I decide to vote. I would rather have an atheist in office that would protect my rights than a christian who would limit my freedoms. BO's "Apology Speech" in Cairo didn't nothing but weaken our standing in the world. No country in the history of history has done more to offer, defend, and champion freedom like the United States has and for him to wallow in liberal guilt angered me like no other President has.

Bush-Bubba-Bush-BO... UNCLE!


June 08, 2009 - Msg 73164: Morning you porch sittin people.

Hey to Auh2o. Good to see you. And I agree with you. Hazel is always classy with her posts. We may not agree on politics, but are still good friends. (At least I hope she still likes me)

Boo, how good of you to allow that young man to help out. I bet you really built his self esteem. But Lake Charles paved their parking lot 3 years ago. (I thought I'd try it again and see if it worked this time)

Glad you got home safe and sound hm. Well sound is all relative. :)

Boy the weather here has been just great this spring. 72 today, with a chance of afternoon and evening showers. It sure is comfy, but my corn is stunted. Oh well. It's all good.

Better get back to it. Here comes Aunt Bee, snapping her fingers.


June 08, 2009 - Msg 73165: Good morning, porch. Auh2o, I couldn't agree more. Hazel may disagree, and that is her right, but she always does so with courtesy and restraint, even in a subject as emotionally-charged as politics. I pray that she, and we, will always have the right to disagree.

Now, as for the conciliatory Cairo speech, I agree with you there, too. This man is just running around the world, apologizing for America's "transgressions". We have been accused of "imperialism". Name one country that we have added to and held in our "empire". We are accused of "aggression". Yes, we have been the aggressors, but invariably it was in defense of some nation or part of a nation that was being abused by someone else. The Korean war comes to mind. In my opinion, our only error there was in not going far enough. We should have completely crushed North Korea, but typical of American restraint, erring on the side of doing too little, we settled for a cease-fire and stopped short of eradicating the north. Now we see the result. They are once again threatening not only South Korea, but us as well. Make no mistake, we will eventually have to deal with that little bushy-haired gargoyle, who apparently thinks of himself much more highly than he ought. No, we have a history of stopping too soon, lifting our defeated adversary to his feet and helping him rebuild. Then they come back and bite us later.

Personally, I'm sick and tired of America being painted as the bad guy. All we have ever done is feed countries, build schools and hospitals, and yes, we've even re-built their mosques for them. Some say we should stay out of other countries and let them settle their disputes. Well, that's hard for us to do when human rights are being trampled, and it's also foolish when the long-range plan of the oppressors is to widen their scope, to eventually include us. We'd all be speaking German today, had we not gotten into that fight.

As for the Islamic countries, I'll believe they're peaceful when a person can walk down their streets with a cross or a Star of David around their neck, and a Bible or a Torah in their hand, and fear no attack. They can build a mosque in my neighborhood, impeding traffic for blocks around on Saturday, but we can't even carry a Bible in public. Some individual treats a Koran with disrespect, or does a little cartoon about old Muhammad, and the adherents of the faith go on a church-burning, priest-slaughtering, head-lopping rampage around the world. Apologize to them? How dare he!

OK, one of these days I'll tell you how I really feel. --Romeena

June 08, 2009 - Msg 73166:
Good day everyone. Hazel, I also appreciate your
input and comments.
Ro-the main scary thing to me is sharia law.
I wonder if BO, then, also agrees with their treatment of women, etc.? Has he ever spoke to that? I don't think so.
Asa, auh20, sterling, my dad flew a P-51 in some training for the A-20 and B-25, and he said the
torque from the prop was so strong that he went down the runway on take-off at a 45 degree angle! ha
HI TO TOM! "Raindrops keep falling on my head!" teehee hang in there buddy.

God bless,