June 18, 2009 - Msg 73406: Well, Happy Anniversary, MDC!
And many more!

-Sterling Holobyte

June 18, 2009 - Msg 73407: Yes, Happy Annivesary, MDC.

Where is everybody today...sure been a dull day on the porch.

I'm mad because I bought a blow-up pool today for Erin at WalMart. It is one of those big, rectangular ones and it cost me 35 dollars. The first time we filled it, it started leaking and is almost flat. It really irritates me that I hve to let the air out completely, dry it out, fold it up and take it back to WalMart! They just don't make things like they used to and I was so surprised by the price of things today....wow.

I am getting a very sore throat and am nervous because the woman sitting next to me in church Sunday told me she had strep throat!!


June 18, 2009 - Msg 73408: Hey Boo - we are staying at the ranch where Krauze Springs starts. Ain't that a hoot!


June 18, 2009 - Msg 73409: Happy Anniversary MDC you mean to tell me ya'll don't want any of Spot's hamburger helper for your anniversary supper? I bet he'd put it on a china plate for you so it would be special! Tom not sure if the storm we got was the same one that ran through your place, but we've had BAD storms here for the last 4 days! 60 MPH winds and nickel sized hail today! Boo I tried your Banana Cake recipe you posted a couple of days ago, mmmmmmmm gooooooood! I used milk chocolate icing and it was wonderful! possum you and Asa headin to Raleigh this weekend? Or are ya'll goin to that Chinese place? HA
I'm off here for a bit, storms moving back in again.
Later taters

June 18, 2009 - Msg 73410: Happy Anniversary MDC!..yall have fun..Hey my friend Mavis..any dog shows?..Romeena you working nights?..im here at work all night...possum you got Laci?..Sterling how is everyone doing?..Hazel good to hear from you..Tom HOT here how about you?..Rev look for the hamburger helper from the UPS truck...Boo yer funny..Asa you behaving?..well let me get some reports ran here...ky girl check in ok...SPOT

June 18, 2009 - Msg 73411: Hey, that's cool, HM! Hope you enjoy it.

Mavis, I thought about using chocolate icing the next time I make that banana cake because when I put the mashed bananas in the white icing, the bananas turned brown by the next day and it didn't look so good. Using chocolate icing would solve that problem, wouldn't it, and bananas and chocolate go together so well.

Have a good night at work, SPOT.


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73412: Goood Moring Gang!..Hot one here in Ga for the day,around 90..im headed to the dog house to sleep and back at 2pm..Moring Possum,Boo,Tom,Mavis,Rev look for the breakfast truck...menu:2 eggs your way,bisquits and gravy,grits,hashbrowns,country ham,sausage links,ice cold milk,HOT coffee...Romeena you work last night?..if so I will fix you a plate to carry home...Hope yall have a Mayberry day...SPOT

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73413: Morning SPOT. Hope you rest well.

I had to get up very early to take Bruce to work. His truck is in the shop getting the air conditioner repaired. I think since the kids are still asleep I will try to catch a few more z's. Be back later..


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73414: Good Friday morning all. Boy, I just like the way that sounds even, "Friday Morning!"

Happy Anniversary to you and Cecile MDC. Way to go.

Sorry about your pool going flat Boo. I get mad when I spend good money on something, only to have it be defective. And as you said, especially when it's something you have had to go to some effort to put together, just to have to dismantle it and take it back to the store. And then of course you can never get the stupid thing back into the box it came in right, which just adds to the frustration.

Sounds like a fine breakfast Spot. Load me up friend. I'm famished.

Mavis, Nickel sixed hail? Sheldon would be in hog heaven there. :)

My wife and I discussed last night the thought of her staying away from Preachin for a while. We are really seeing an outbreak of swine flu here in the State. 8 deaths so far in Utah. And it seems to be very strong here. With her comprimised immune system already, we just don't know about her going out in public much until things calm down. And about the only public place she goes is Preachin, but a nearby congregation last week limited it's service to a Sacrament only service because there are 3 members in that group who have contracted swine flu. So we are still undecided what to do. I know the Lord will bless us if we go, but I also think he has blessed us with common sense and expects us to use it. And right now I'm leaning towards thinking we should lay low for a bit.

Well prayers for all. Hope you have a great Friday and wonderful Father's Day weekend.


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73415:
MDC-This quote, from from someone who should know, goes nicely with the letter link.

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." - Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73416:
Oh, Hey Asa. I think you're making a smart move there.


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73417: Good morning everyone. It's nice now, but I hear we're supposed to get more rain today. We already are double the amount of rain we normally get by this time and crops are starting to suffer from too much rain. Once again, darn that Al Gore!

MDC: Happy anniversary! Wow! 33 years. That Cecile must be one longsuffering woman. (Just kidding!)

AUH2O: Bet Thomas wasn't prepared to wait 70+ years. That's one sneaky stealth plan.

My annual disclaimer: socialism is an economic system, not a political system. Socialism can (and does) exist within a democratic political system. Socialism does not equal communism, which is a socio-political-economic system. I bet that the robber barons of the gilded age would consider what we had last year as socialism.


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73418:
M-T Me thinkest, "Thou does protest too much!" I think Thomas, being the good Marxist, that he was, was indeed prepared to wait.


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73419: Oh yea, Thanks for that Link MDC. I heard her being interviewed by Beck the other day.

I think the quote you cited was dead on Auh2o. We have been eyewitnesses to it over these many years.

Sorry MT. Gotta disagree with your "disclaimer" though. Socialism to me is Communism light. Or maybe better said Communism is Socialism on steroids. And neither one is good for man.

Boo, your throat feeling any better this morning? I got some of that bug spray I use to lube my larnyx if you wanna borry some. Just a word of caution. It does attract flies so don't yawn withot covering your mouth if you use it.


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73420: Morning Asa,M-T,auh20,Boo,Possum and the whole gang..close to 100 here in ga and dry...well its the shower for me and back to work at 2...subway for lunch..Maude?Lucy?.......SPOT

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73421: Hand me some of that bug spray, ASA....Concerning your wife, I think that if I were in your position I would keep encouarge her to stay home from church at least until after flu season. I think I have mentioned that the little girl in our church who is undergoing cancer treatments (Jubi) is out of church often because of the effects of the treatment on her immune system. Her parents are being responsible and I see your situation as the same thing. God blesses us in church and out of church. Maybe this could be a sweet bonding time for you and the two of you could spend time on Sunday morning enjoying the beauty of nature on that front porch of yours, maybe sharing a scripture and a prayer together? Remember that Jesus said, "Where two are more are gathered in My name, there am I in the midst of them.." (I hope I got that right).

Subway, it is SPOT. I'll buy today.


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73422: AUH2O: "Good Marxist." That's an oxymoron!

ASA: I certainly respect your opinion.

I wouldn't call myself a full-fledged socialist, but I'm not full-fledged capitalist, either. There is good and bad in any economic system. As long as it does not contradict my faith, I don't have a real problem with a "little bit" of socialism being added to our system. I know that probably sounds ridiculous to some of you, but I'm a mixed system kind of guy. While I don't advocate state control of all property or wages, etc., government control of vital resources, etc., in my opinion, is okay. Technically, outlawing child labor was a manifestation of socialism. Trust-busting was socialism. In many respects, the war materiel industry during WWII was socialism. The bottom line is that it is the purpose of government (in the ideal) to protect its citizens. It is purpose of business (in the extreme) to make money, as much money as possible, at all cost. Commerce has fought every regulation that ever was proposed, from child labor laws, to workplace safety, to fair hiring. I'm just not sure why anyone would think that a CEO holds their (or this country's) best interest over profit any more than an elected official. Both are human and both are fallible. At least I get to vote for one of them.

Socialism, at least in a western sense, just doesn't scare me. To paraphrase ole Teddy R., private good is not more important than the public good.


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73423: BOO: Maybe it's your uvula.

Hope you feel better soon.


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73424: Nope, not my uvula...it is only on the left side? Go figure. It isn't as bad today, though.

Anybody want a really mean, mean stripped kitten? He's about to drive me nuts. He wants to chew and tear up my arms and hands anytime he gets near me! I know its just the kitten phase, but this little guy is really fiesty. We have to shut him up in the bathroom at night because he keeps the kids awake, biting their feet, noses, etc.!

Chores to do...


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73425:

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73426: Will you do mine, too? Pretty please?


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73427:
Asa- one nice thing about living in a big metro area is that there are several over-the-air Christian TV stations, and one carries a live
Catholic service, so if my wife or I are feeling poorly, we do it the Non-contagious way! ha

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73428:
Oh asa, auh2o, m-t, the Book of Acts mentions that
a group of early Christians had all things "in common", but we must remember that that was a VOLUNTARY form of Christian 'communism' and not a FORCED godless form. Very different realities indeed.

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73429:
Well, Cecile and I ended up at Morelli's (translated Red Lobster). I wanted to get the pounded steak, but good guy that i am, I got the
cajun salmon. As Andy would say...gooood.
Well, I least i sprang for that and not just the
diner special of 3 vienna sausages,or the Snappy Lunch! ha
Thank you for all the well wishes!!
You'all are the cats!
Prayers for all enduring the Eastern storms!!
PS: I heard that M-T needs britches again due
to his "sandpaper underwear!" ha

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73430: Hey Y'all. I had a post all typed & ready to go,but I hit some weird key over to the left of my keyboard and BLOOEY! Everything vanished.
I am too wiped out from keeping Laci & this heat (Spot ain't lying-it's 100 degrees down South!) to retype it.
Belated congrats to MDC!
I'll catch up with y'all later-love to all!

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73431: Correction- I just checked & the heat index for tomorrow has changed.It will "only" be around 104 degrees!
possum again

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73432: MDC: I don't advocate forced communes! I hate Birkenstocks and can't macrame.

In any of the stories of Jesus' birth, where Mary and Joseph were traveling many, many miles to be taxed by an occupying empire, do we hear about either of them complaining. More than that, the Bible itself takes no position of the fact. Maybe there's something to that, I don't know.

Y'all have a great weekend!


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73433: M-T. . .I always saw you in Birkenstocks! Now that macrame, that's a bit far fetched for even you.

Ha Ha

Have a good weekend everyone -


June 19, 2009 - Msg 73434:
Me-They- here is a verse that states that not everything could possibly be recorded.
"And there are also many other things which Jesus did. If they should be all recorded one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written."John 21:24-25
So many they did lots of complaining, but those darned monks just left it out! ha, I'm just ribbin' ya brother. Jesus did say to respect current authority, but doggone it, he didnt say
we couldn't complain about it or ready someone for the next election. (:
You also have a nice weekend.

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73435:
That should have been "So maYBE.."

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73436:
Where's RO? APB for romeena

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73437: I'm ri-chere! Just been reading -- and for once, I think I will reserve comment, other than to say to ASA, my brother, you keep that sweet lady of yours at home and guard her from any germs. When you enter the house, wash your hands!! God will understand, and no doubt approve. He gave you brains, He expects you to use them.

Now I have to go out in the 93 degree heat and unbearable humidity, and clean out that abominable, ding-danged filter thing again!! Even my umbrella isn't helping all that much. I wish I could bottle the algae and sell it, I'd make a fortune. --Romeena

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73438:
Good you aint ailin' RO.
Possum, sometimes if you accidentally hit one
of those keys, check to see if it just minimized
it, or maybe you hit the "reset" button below the
"comments" window.
"Wonder why that happens?" ha
Have a good weekend all, in the word of John McLaughlin,
"bye, bye"

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73439: Possum, another thing to try when that happens - go up to the top, click on "Edit" and then on "Undo". Quite often, it will restore your post. Also, depending upon what caused the disappearance, sometimes you can click on the back arrow and return to the previous page, which would contain your post. Doesn't always work - again it depends on what caused the disappearance - but it's worth a try. --Romeena

June 19, 2009 - Msg 73440: Hey to the PORCH! Hope y'all are doing well. We took the little goobettes to Disney last week...they had a great time. It was HOT..but, fun!

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend planned. If you're in the Chicago area...got a great concert lined up Saturday night at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Chicago Heights. I'll be singing along with McMillan and Life from Nashville. Come out and worship with us!

Do have a prayer need here my friends. Our partner for the Branson Gospel Music Convention (www.bransonGMC.com) has turned out to be a crook...and a big one. He's taken about 7k from the convention, and lots more than that from several artists who were signed with his record label. I've got the FBI involved...and a warrant should be issued next week. Please pray for this guy..he's lost, and needs to know the redemption of God.



June 19, 2009 - Msg 73441: Well (YO!) Goober and goobettes!..Possm boy-o-boy you aint funnin girl...104 here tomorrow here also..I get off in the morning and off till wed and got alot of work to do in the garden and around the house...better get the water jug set up on the porch...hey MDC..Goober prayers for your friends..so sad...Asa where are you at buddy?..Boo is missing too?....TOM?..Lucy?..Rev keep a look out for the food truck brother and I got your newsletter...well look gang lets have a bowl of butter pecan ice cream...I got to run the daily reports....back in a bit...

June 20, 2009 - Msg 73442: Well that was me...SPOT

June 20, 2009 - Msg 73443: I'm here, SPOT. Just been busy. Wow, I haven't had andy butter pecan ice cream in years! It is one of my favorites. When I used to visit my family in Michigan as a kid, I had an uncle who would stop at Baskin-Robbins on his way home and buy cartons of butter-pecan ice cream. Boy that was good on a summer evening!...if we could fit it in our tummies after grandma's supper. :-) Those were some good memories...sittin' in the glider on the front porch listening to my aunts tell stories about growing up in a small mining town in West Virginia, while my Grandpa listened to the Detroit Tigers on the radio. No air conditioning. We just sat outside at night and it was wonderfully cool...sometimes I even needed a sweater. What wonderful, simple times those were....times spent with family instead of in front of TV or computers.

See ya'll in the morning.


June 20, 2009 - Msg 73444: HAHAHAHA....I meant "any" butter pecan ice cream!...wonder why I said that?!


June 20, 2009 - Msg 73445: Well, I guess if I ever open an ice cream shop, i could call it Mayberry's 30 flavors and name one of them "Andy Butter Pecan", and maybe "Barney's Cashew Fudge Ripple'....or "Aunt Bee's Pickle Ice Cream"....yuck.


June 20, 2009 - Msg 73446: Good morning, porch. Just got this in an email:

"Our computer is having MAJOR problems and now it looks like I will have to buy a new one. Tell everyone on the porch I miss them and that I will check in when I get back up to speed.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads' out there... New Neighbor"

Does anybody know an incant for a broken computer? Sounds like New Neighbor could use one.

Wow, Boo. Butter Pecan ice cream. That was my dad's favorite - he used to have a dish of it almost every night, back when I was a kid. We bought the Knowlton brand of dairy products back then - a local dairy in the San Antonio area, and they made great ice cream. They had their own dairy herds, so their products were overseen by the Knowlton family from cow to carton. Actually, I went to high school with Jimmy Knowlton, and even had one date with him, when he was on the rebound from a fight with his steady girlfriend. He was nice, but not much fun that night. Maybe he was missing Leah Ann. Wonder what ever happened to him? I lost touch with everyone after we graduated and I got married.

These days, I don't eat much real ice cream, because of my diabetes and the heart thing, but I've discovered sorbet. Still has the sugar, but zero fat, and not quite so many calories because of the no-dairy factor. Kroger sells their house brand of lemon sorbet, and it is marvelous! Very tart, very lemony, and delicious. Chop up a good sweet mango and top the sorbet, and you have a company-worthy dessert. Really good.

Well, I'm off to get a few chores and errands done. Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

June 20, 2009 - Msg 73447: Hi All.
Can I have some butter pecan and sorbet ice-cream please!
Will the rain stop for the day and it stay away all week, but it going to be hot.
Will I'm on the look out for more weippre for can worke on my gum cha.


June 20, 2009 - Msg 73448: Hey, Tom! Glad to hear the rain has stopped, but you're right - at this time of the year, the trade-off is usually that it will be hot. I'd send you some ice cream or some sorbet, but it might be a bit runny by the time it gets there! Maybe if I send it by Polar Express?? (heehee) I'll be on the lookout for wrappers for you, but I just don't find them anymore. Nobody I know chews gum, but I'll ask around anyway. --Romeena

June 20, 2009 - Msg 73449:
Just a quick "hey" from the library.
Tom, my prayers for you my friend.
We used to make homemade ice cream with the
"crank bucket" (what we used to call it as kids)back in the early 60s. MMMMM good!
Many prayers for the GOOD people of Iran who
just want freedom!
hey to Goober, Spot, and all!
God bless,

June 20, 2009 - Msg 73450: Oooohhh - homemade ice cream! What memories that brings to mind. We had the "crank-bucket" too - I suppose everyone did, until the electric freezers came on the scene. I still think the crank kind make better ice cream. We had a White Mountain brand freezer. Wooden bucket, tall and relatively slender ice cream container. Later they made them a little shorter, with the ice cream container shorter and bigger around. It was harder to get the ice cream to firm up in those newer models. I was watching a "How It's Made" or some such program one night, and they were telling about the old ice cream makers. I was delighted when they mentioned White Mountain, and said that some ice cream purists still believe them to be the best ice cream freezers around. I wish I still had our old one, but the metal fittings finally rusted out, due to all the salt, I guess. Sure made great ice cream, though.

Well, a bird just knocked the little umbrella fountain over in the pond, guess I'd better go stand it back up. Dumb bird. --Romeena

June 20, 2009 - Msg 73451: Butter Pecan ice cream! I love it! My all time favorites are Black Walnut & Black Raspberry, oh & Blackberry! MMMMMMMM! We discovered a new one here, Mayfield Sweet Cream, it's great, I bought strawberries, cut them up on top, added chocolate syrup and was it ever good. We've had bad storms, with hail just about everyday this week, now it's humid as all get out.
Well, gotta feed these pups of mine, later taters

June 20, 2009 - Msg 73452: Send some ice cream down South- we are about to burn up down here! I hope spot has A/C in his doghouse- it's been running almost non-stop here at my rock. 94 degrees at 10:30 last night! Unreal!
Y'all have a good night!
possum under a rock

P.S. Thanks for the tips about my lost post. I should've thought about the "back" button!

June 20, 2009 - Msg 73453: Happy Anniversary MDC!I am enjoying my time off from school.Working on some of my sewing I haven't had time to work on for awhile.Got my grandaughter on my lap,so I'll close for now.Prayers for all-ky girl

June 20, 2009 - Msg 73454: Possum, the back button didn't work for me when I lost posts.

Quiet on the porch this evening...


June 21, 2009 - Msg 73455: It won't work every time. It depends on what caused the post to be lost. --Romeena

June 21, 2009 - Msg 73456: Good Sabbath morning porch dwellers. Hope your Fathers Day is a wonderful one.

Thank you all for your thoughts concerning my Lady and keeping her home from preachin till this flu thing calms down. We will have our own little private devotionals from home.

Boy Boo, we had a high of 63 here yesterday with heavy rains. If this global warming don't stop soon I declare I'll have a fit.

Me They, all I can say is we be miles apart in our thinking on what socialism is, and evils of capitalism. But you sure have the right to your own thinking on that for sure.

Good to see you Mavis. How are your Skins gonna do this season? Any predictions?

Yes MDC, I see a BIG difference to the Law of Consecration and the worldly law of redistribution of wealth as you pointed out in your earlier post. And one of the big differences, as you pointed out, is the motivating force that drives it all. I hope I could consecrate all I have to the Lord, because it's all his to begin with. And if I am a true disciple of Him, it's all good. I know he is a perfect God and His justice and laws are likewise perfect. Contrast that with having substantial amounts of your income extracted from you by the Goverment, and that money being used to promote evil and wicked things... well there is no comparing.

Possum, maybe you spilled some of that cleaning solvent Fred Goss gave you on your keyboard and that's what lost your post. (note I called it cleaning agent and not "spot" remover so that I don't offend our friend from Atlanta)

Well I'm off to my front porch to watch the sunrise and see another day begin.


June 21, 2009 - Msg 73457: Mornin' Y'all! Happy Father's Day to all of the Porch Daddies!
possum under a rock

June 21, 2009 - Msg 73458: Good Sabbath Morning every one, and a Happy Fathers Day to everyone too. Woke up to a nice slow rain this morning and after the hot days we've been having here lately it was nice to hear. I remember making homemade ice cream too, it was always a big thing to get to turn the crank to make it lol. I have an electric one, and then found an old crank one at a yard sale a couple of years ago. So I have both now. Hope ya'll have a good day, I best get ready for preaching--Salty Dog

June 21, 2009 - Msg 73459: Howdy, all. Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there. Very hot here, 88 and climbing, very humid, and not even noon yet.

Right or wrong, I chose to stay home this morning. My dad passed away on Father's Day in 2003, I miss him today, and I miss my Dale on this day - guess I'm just feeling a little bruised this morning, so decided to stay home, and have some quiet time alone with my other Father. Sometimes that means sitting quietly, doing nothing, just thinking about His grace and goodness. Sometimes it means going about quiet pursuits at home, and keeping up that silent dialogue in my heart as I do routine things. How wonderful that we can do that! This afternoon, I'll get a nap, and then must go to work tonight. I'm working tomorrow night as well, so won't be worth much tomorrow, I guess. Then I'm off the rest of the week, until next Saturday night. I guess that means I won't get to church next Sunday either, but it can't be helped. God understands.

I've been listening to Floyd's "Two Chairs, No Waiting" podcasts this morning. If you haven't visited that site, and listened to the podcasts, you're missing a blessing. I learned that I can open a different browser while the podcasts are playing, and go to my jigsaw puzzle site. Then I can work a puzzle while listening to the podcast, and it's great! Check out the podcasts - you'll love 'em!

Well, guess I'll go find a little lunch, then a nap. Wish I could go to the Snappy Lunch and get a pork chop sandwich. Sure does sound good. One of these days.....

Be blessed! --Romeena

June 21, 2009 - Msg 73460: Happy Father's Day to all you dear fathers!

Ro, it doesn't seem possible that it has been 6 years since your dad went on home. Yesterday I was looking through some of the old archives and landed on the day of his passing back in 2003. So many sweet thoughts expressed by your porch friends. It must be pretty tough when Father's Day rolls around. This afternoon my MIL came to eat lunch with us and I was thinking about how it must feel to have lost 2 husbands already and have no Dad to celebrate with, either. Life hands out some pretty tough situations, especially as we age. You are right, Ro, our Heavenly Father is there and will always be.

Preachin' was really good this morning. Our regular preacher was on vacation so we had a fill-in. He is a missionary who has filled in before and he has the sweetest message death and resurrection. He described the way a seed is planted in the earth and when it finally breaks through the earth, it is in a much better, living form. As Paul says, "It does not yet appear what we shall be...the corruptable will put on incorruption and mortality, immortality"...wow. The minister said that once when he was passing by a cemetary with one of his little granddaughters, she said, "There's where they plant people!". I guess, in a sense, she was right.

Think I will take a little nap.


June 21, 2009 - Msg 73461: Oh, my goodness. I just went back in the archives, and read all the beautiful, loving things you folks posted after the death of my dad. Such kindness and sweet concern. While it's true that the whole family was relieved for my dad's sake, because he had been so miserable, still it was hard to see him go. He had always been like a rock, the "go-to" person in the family for help, advice, instruction or just reassurance. Your positive, encouraging words were like a blessing, a benediction, and even now, six years later, each word warms my heart. There just ain't no place like Mayberry! Thank you, friends. --Romeena

June 21, 2009 - Msg 73462: Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!
Romeena, I decided to go back and read the archives around the time your Dad died too. It was sweet to see all the condolences posted. It also made me miss people that used to post here. Mary Wiggins. FunGirl. Bulbsnatcher. Charlotte Tucker. I could list more, but that's all that I noticed on the page that I looked at. Sure wish they'd come back.
It's stormy and rainy here again. Sigh. We've had so much rain, the most we've ever had in our area in June. Very strange. Farmers have hay already baled up, but still sitting in the fields, wet. And turning moldy inside, un-useable. It's sad. The wheat is doing good though. A small tornado touched down in a town less than a hundred miles away. Strange weather. (Everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it!)
I miss my own Dad today too.
I'll be on the look-out for more gum-wrappers for you, Tom.
- Hazel

June 21, 2009 - Msg 73463: So glad that you could still find comfort in those posts, Romeena. They blessed me as i read them. I thought about you today when I called my own Dad who is still out visiting in California. Just the blessing of hearing his voice saying, "It made my day that you called...I love you so much". I was struck with the thought of how lucky I am to still have him around at 83. I am very thankful tonight.

Hazel, I had the same feeling while reading the archives. I really do miss the folks that used to be part of our porch family then. Like Ro said, "There just ain't no place like Mayberry!" and I know that those of us who have been here on the porch for any length of time realize how special it is and what an encouragment it has been through many difficult times. I really have been missing you, Hazel, and am glad to see you coming back more often. Sorry you are missing your dad.

Having said all of that, I would like to send out an extra big "Happy Father's Day" to our friend Floyd, who makes it all possible!

Well, went out to my future homestead tonight and set on my imaginary porch. The builder has some stakes up, marking off where the house would be so I know just where the front porch is going to be. I took my chair and put it right where the porch swing would be and thought of all of you! It dusk and there was a wonderful breeze blowing. I could hear all sort of birds and then as the sun was going down and the stars were coming out, the birds were silent and I began to hear the frogs and crickets. I just sat there for awhile enjoying the stars. It was really nice. We have been starting to see more wildlife on the place. Last week while sitting out there I saw an owl fly over me and land on a fence post, then later I saw a racoon walking along the back of the property. Bruce says he has seen a fox running along the fence line twice now and we still see deer tracks now and then. I am beginning to think that I may not be able to have that garden I have been dreaming of! How in the world will I keep the critters out of it?


June 22, 2009 - Msg 73464: Good Monday morning friends. Hope and pray your weekend was good.

Ro, bless your heart. I hope your day went well yesterday. Sometimes those days of celebration can be hard to deal with. But it sounds like you had a good plan to deal with it. I pray your spirit is brighter today.

Hazel, all that rain. Were you right out there in it? It has beed crazy wet weather huh? I guess Hazel and I are close enough that weather patterns will affect us the same. I think it's about 400 miles that seperates us. Sure is making my corn stunted.

Boo, I bet you can't wait for the house to get going. What direction will it face? Our's is south facing. I love it because in the winter when we get snow, the sun, when it finally comes out will melt a lot off the driveway. Many a day I come home to a dry driveway while my neighbor across the street is having to clear his off cause it's in the shade from his house. A little thing, but a thing I planned when I built.

Well prayers for all. Hope yor Monday and your week is blessed.


June 22, 2009 - Msg 73465: Hey Hazel,Ro,Boo,Possum andall....Waffle house this morning ok..we will send Rev the bill....well let me get ready for the lake ...HOT one here....SPOT

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73466: Morning SPOT...waffle house, it is.

Morning ASA. Pretty smart building your house that way...bet you are the envy of your neighbors across the street. Our house will be facing just south but slightly southwest. We don't have to worry about snow (maybe once in a hundred years or so) but the way it will be facing, we will always get the nice south east breeze on the porch in the summertime and the back porch will be cool in the evening because it won't get the sun. I expect I will be having my coffee on the front porch in the morning to keep the sun out of my eyes. I also arranged things so that my bedroom windows face north, so I can get that great cool breeze in my room when the cool fronts start in the fall. Can't wait for that!

Well, there is a demon kitty about to jump on my and hang on with his claws so I had better go...

Did any of you get to watch any of the TAGS marathon that was on this weekend? All black and white eps from what I could tell. Fun!


June 22, 2009 - Msg 73467: Good morning everyone. It's a beautiful day here. Looks like little to no rain this week, so maybe we can dry out a bit.

ASA: Well, if everybody agreed on everything it'd sure be boring (though easy to order toppings on a pizza).

HOMEMAKER: Birckenstocks?!? Are you kidding? One, there's the toes thing, and two, it is totally gross how they mold to your feet and very quickly start looking grody.

BOO: Make sure you post lots of pictures once you start in earnest.

I watched the movie "The Bad Seed" on TCM this Saturday. Ever seen it? Boy, if they want to cut down on population growth that should start showing that one to young couples.

And I was so excited last night! A brand new "Poirot" on PBS! One of my faves.

The Mrs. is getting close to popping, so it should be any time now. The due date is July 8, but it would suprise me if it took that long. Keep us in your prayers.


June 22, 2009 - Msg 73468: REreading my post above reminded me of an amuseing anectdote. My maternal grandmother's parents were Polish immigrants and she grew up in a mainly Polish neighborhood in Baltimore. In that neighborhood, at that time, at least, most were Catholic. Anyway, when she was born they named her Marie (good Catholic name there) and for a middle name my great-grandmother chose the name of a sister at her parish she particularly admired. Her name was Sister Earnest (after the virtue). However, my great-grandmother, not being so good at English spelling, misspelled it on the birth certificate. So, my grandmother was saddled with Marie Ernest. She was not as amused.


June 22, 2009 - Msg 73469: Morning, porch! I worked last night (a long one!) and have to go back tonight, so this will be short.

Yes, Boo and Hazel, those archives got me to missing folks, too. Sure do wish some of them would move back to Mayberry, and Hazel, I'm just especially glad to see you coming around more. Your wit and good humor are always a blessing to the porch.

Boo, I can hardly wait for your house to get started, and finished, so you can sit on that porch and enjoy it. Maybe one of these days I'll get down that way and come share the porch with you for a while.

Me-They, I'll agree that Marie Ernest is not a name most women would enjoy, but I once knew a woman named Walter Herman. Can't remember her last name, but her first and middle names were actually that - Walter Herman. She explained it very simply. Her daddy had plans to have two sons, and name one after his dad and one after his wife's dad. The wife, however, after giving birth to Walter Herman, declared she was not about to have any more children, and if he wanted to use those names, he'd better use them now. So he did. Incidentally, Walter Herman was over six feet tall, so I imagine she was a pretty husky baby. No wonder her mother called it quits.

OK, I'm off to spend the day in dreamland, so I can go face another shift tonight. I sure hope it's better than last night. I'm supposed to get off at 7:15, and it was 8:20 when I left. The other nurse working with me was still charting, bless her little heart. It was a rough one.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73470:
Asa- "Give to Ceasar the things that are ceasar's and to God the things that are God's." (:

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73471:
Boo- fencing and garden netting should do the trick.

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73472:
Boo- Also, you drew a great word picture of
sitting on your new porch. I bet all were like
me, wishing we were there with you!

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73473: Hey Y'all! I know a lady whose first name is Vernon,used to know (they are deceased) a couple named Virgil (wife) and Jean (husband). My mama's first name is Bobbie. not Roberta,just Bobbie. My sister just told me that she answered the phone over at my mom's a few days ago,only to have someone ask "Can I speak to Mr.Bobbie?" Ha!.Oh,I just thought of another- my maternal grandmother was named Georgie! I'll bet I could come up with a lot more,if I sat and thought about it.

I miss a lot of the "old" Porchsters too. Anybody recall "Happy"? She was from Myrtle Beach,SC and sold toys,I think. Wonder what happened to her? And Ed Sawyer,Quiet Sam,Dr. Pendyke, CDarling,Opiemom,& Merriweather? Hmm..
Well,let's head over to Cracker Barrel for lunch.We'll continue the tradition and send the lunch bill to Rev too!
possum under a rock

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73474: Yes, M-T, i will be sure to post some pictures when the building is in progress. Remind me what "Bad Seed" is about...it sounds really familiar but I can't quite remember (you know how my memory is). Prayers for the Mrs. as she approaches the big event!

Ro, you will be welcome in my hom anytime you want to come and share it with me. I will even take you to the beach, if you like, or to the Texas State Aquarium. You don't even need an invitaion, you come anytime.

MDC, I read the other day that if you put a battery-powered radio in the garden at night, it will keep the critters away...did I already share this?

Better scram..


June 22, 2009 - Msg 73475:
Here's one: Was it ever revealed what the "T" stood for in Ernest T. Bass?

M-T- I'm gonna call you "creampuff" if you keep
signing those petitions for women candidates! ha
I watch "Ellie for Council" last night!
All my best prayers for your wife.
Here's a thought:
If the baby comes at five minutes and six seconds
after 4 AM on the 8th, he/she will be born at...

04: 05: 06, 07 - 08 - 09 !!!

Cool huh?

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73476:
"Gomer, Gomer,...Gome"

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73477: Wink um, Pink um, Nodamus Rex,
Protect us all from the man with the hex!

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73478:
Oh, I forgot to say 'HAPPY SUMMER' everyone!

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73479: Hi All.
Nice hot day, but it keep looking like it want to rain was all the dart clound.

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73480:
Well Tom, and all, on this first full day of "summer", I stopped by a store after lunch,
I bought a couple 2 ltr bottles of A & W root beer, a tub of ice cream, and some solo cups, and all of us at work just had root beer floats!!
Set me back all of 10 bucks, and 20 some folks enjoyed a summer treat! All the talk of homemade ice cream and sitting on porches made me "spring into action!" ha
Not sure where everyone is today, you're IT! ha
I'm gonna run thru the sprinkler and catch fireflies! (:

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73481:
BTW, when I was a kid visiting my bee-keeping uncle in Minnesota, he used to call rootbeer floats Black Cows! And I recall those Minnesota
mosquitos were about two inches long!
In fact, us kids prefered a bee sting to a mosquito bite! haha (My bee-helping pics are still up at romeena.myphotoalbum.com )
I am in the general album, not enuf there yet for my own.
Have a wonderful summer day!

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73482: Hey, folks! Just have a minute, on my way to work. MDC, oddly enough, in San Antonio at the A&W Root Beer drive-in on Broadway, they were called Black Cows. Hmmm. From Minnesota to Texas. Makes ya thank! You sure that uncle wasn't from Texas?

Thanks for the open invitation, Boo, and one of these days I just might surprise you. Remember, my granddaughter lives in Port Aransas, or Aransas Pass, I never can remember which one.

We're officially in new uniforms at work - the key change being that white is gone away and replaced by Caribbean Blue - a very dark teal. Pretty color, but it meant everyone had to buy new uniforms. I like the color, but sure hated to give up my white pants, because they were white stretch denim, fit well, and were extremely comfortable. Oh well. Anyhow, the new pants I bought were a good two inches too long, and I was dragging my tracks out, so I decided to shorten them tonight. A wonderful thing - a sewing machine. The job was done in about ten minutes! Wouldn't have taken that long if I hadn't needed to fill a bobbin.

Well, guess I'd better scram. I hate being late. Poor little Toye Starr doesn't know I'm leaving again tonight, but she'll figure it out the minute I step into that bathroom and start putting on a little makeup. Poor baby, she just HATES for me to leave her, but at least she's quit crying and scratching at the door. I just put a pile of toys in the bedroom with her, and she does okay. She's so funny when I get home, though. She doesn't even look at me when I open the door, just starts carrying the toys out of that room, as fast as she can. Carries every one of them back to the living room, like "so there!"

Be blessed, porch. --Romeena

June 22, 2009 - Msg 73483: I love "Poirot", Me They! Rats, I didn't see that it was on. Would you mind making an announcement when you see that it's coming on again? That way, it'll be your fault if I miss it. :) The final season of Monk will be starting soon too.
Well, I can't think of anything else to say. I've got a lot going on right now, so, best get back to it...
- Hazel

June 23, 2009 - Msg 73484: Well hwllo Boo,Possum,hazel,Romeena,Tom,Rev and all...auh20 how are those kids?...my son is in panama city with his buddys for a week..prayers...ha ha..well let me got Otis put up and gona have a lake day on the boat tomorrow with Miss Sherry...Maude?Lucy?..Mavis?...where shall we meet on the way to the lake in the morning for breakfast or better yet Brunch?....possum check yer mail...SPOT

June 23, 2009 - Msg 73485: Let's all head over to Big Maude's,spot.Last time we showed up unannounced,Maude cooked us a big breakfast-maybe we'll luck out again!
I'll see y'all later!
possum under a rock

June 23, 2009 - Msg 73486: RIP Ed McMahon

June 23, 2009 - Msg 73487: morning porch, just a check point chickie today to say hello. been busy and not much time to stop by. hope everyone is doing okay.

I will do breakfast/brunch. Ham and cheese omletts, sausage gravy and biscuits, fresh fruit,
bacon, sausage links, country ham, hash brown potatoes, waffles, french toast, and assorted cereals, mayfield milk, coffee, assorted juices, and tea. come hungry!

You all have a great day. prayers and blessings to all.
Big Maude

June 23, 2009 - Msg 73488: I'm in Possum. Hope she ain't got them curlers in her hair again though. She was a sight!

Boy MT and Hazel, I used to watch Poirot all the time but have not for many years now. I noticed an ad on Saturday on PBS for a Sunday night show, but it is in conflict with another show I watch at that time. Oh well. One of the shows on PBS I miss seeing is Rumpole of the Bailey. Anyone ever see that when it was on? I think we may have discussed this before. I always loved Rumpole's name for his Mrs. "She who must be obeyed". Good stuff. And of course I loved the series of "All Creatures Great and Small" but my Lady bought me the whole series on DVD a few years back for a Christmas present. They were not cheap, but boy I have enjoyed them a bunch.

MDC, I had that same scripture in my head when I was typing my post out but forgot to add it in there.

Hazel, It looks like summer is finally gonna take hold this week. They are calling for 90 here tomorrow. Only the second 90 degree day we've had this year so far. Boy thats gonna seem warm. We have been mostly in the 60's and 70's all spring. But my garden will appreciate some sun and warmth.

Boo, sounds like you have thought out well about how your home will sit to take advantage of all aspects of your climate. You're a smart cookie. I'm excited for you guys to get it built.

Well Spot, prayers for your son in Panama. Is he there for R and R?

I see Amagalmated Steel is off 2 points this morning. Hmmm, maybe it's time to diversify. Maybe go into the record making business.


June 23, 2009 - Msg 73489: Oh you snuck in on me Maude. Thanks for cooking.
Ed McMahon passed away? Sorry to hear that.