June 26, 2009 - Msg 73562: is it in Mt. Pilot?

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73563:
Wow, I swept! and with that?

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73564: ROMEENA: You're making me blush with such language ;-).

ASA: I don't know, I guess I'm just too irritated at Sanford to be mad at the press coverage. But I think whenever s*xual scandal is involved (Clinton, Spitzer, Reid, that Democrat from Florida--can't remember his name--et al) I think the press goes into a feeding frenzy. S*x sells.


June 26, 2009 - Msg 73565: MDC: Somebody had to with something!


June 26, 2009 - Msg 73566: Asa im with ya on the Farrah thang...hey auh20,possum,Boo....gona head back to work and stop by Cpt-Dee"s for fish....see yall there....SPOT

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73567: Whew! I'm back in the house, two pounds lighter (literally, I weighed myself before and after the trip outside) and still dripping wet. And that's after a shower! I don't know how Eddie stands it. But there he is, torn t-shirt, old overalls, tattered straw hat, big red hanky in his pocket, wrestling a cranky lawnmower, and he barely breaks a sweat. He's working a lot harder out there than I was, but he just takes his time, smiles a lot, and makes it look easy. Remarkable. He does drink a LOT of liquids. I know, because I keep bottled water and sodas in the fridge in the garage for him, and he hits it about every hour. He mostly drinks water while he's working, but when he's finished and heading home (he lives in Ft. Worth) he'll take two or three sodas "for the road", as he says. Good guy, I'm proud to call him my friend.

Well, I'm going to go pick up Eloise, we're going to lunch, then to the water garden store for new filter medium for the pond, then by my cardiologist's office so they can hook me up with a 24-hr Holter monitor. Just a routine thing, he does this a couple of times a year.

Then I'm on call at work tonight, but probably won't have to work it. Don't mind if I do, it will be time and a half. I get $2 an hour if I don't work, so can't lose either way. Be blessed, porch. --Romeena

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73568:
AUh20- Just for the "record," Rockin Robin was a remake of a 50s song, but the J5 did a good job with it, unlike some who try remakes.
I liked Michael's singing of "I'll be There" and some of the other early stuff, but he lost me with the whole crotch thing etc. He was a strange fellow, and it seems that even his death
is a mysterious affair.
Farrah, on the other hand,had a strong faith and endured much. Two 70s icons met their Maker on
the same day and one has to wonder...
Well, prayers continue my friends,
Take care,

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73569: With Ed McMahon, it seems like the celebrity death thing happening in threes still holds.

MDC: Yeah, I never got the whole crotch-one glove-sequins-monkey-Elephant Man bones thing. One messed up dude. But there's no denying he had a God-given talent. Wished he would have used it more in a God-honoring way, though. RIP.


June 26, 2009 - Msg 73570:
M-T - I fast forwarded my TKMB videotape to the
end credits, and I'm still stumped.
How about naming her Wakefieldie Carter.
After all, aint one been shot for the last 94
years! ha
Or maybe Nathana Tibbette! haha

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73571: Well good (hot) afternoon Porchsters! Once again, it's hotter than a cat on a tin roof here in NE TN. Yesterday's high (according to the weatherbug) was 108 with high humidity. All I can say is everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it no wait, Calvin Coolidge said that didn't he? ;)
I just have to tell you what has been going on at our auto repair shop.
We no longer take personal checks for repairs unless we know the folks real well because we have had so many checks bounce and have so much trouble getting our money. We have been sitting on 2 checks that we have done everything up to going to court over, that was the next step. Anywho, we have a marquee out front that we can change around and Mr. Neff and I got together and decided to use that to our advantage. We put the following on the marquee~"Angel Martin pick up your bad check" Well let me tell you, Ms Martin was furious that all her friends are calling her asking her about it. I mean she threw a fit! BUT after sitting on a check written on a closed account for over $400 for the past 6 months, within 10 days of that sign going up, Ms. Martin came in and picked up her check! HA! 3 days ago, we did the same thing for another lady who also wrote a check on a closed account, guess who called today begging Mr. Neff to take that sign down so her friends would quit calling her?? Hey, whatever works is what I say, she is supposed to be in this evening to pay for the check and the $25 bank fee. That's nearly $700 in bad checks we can finally take care of. I know times are hard and I do understand not having money for things, be we even offered to let them come in weekly with $20 until it was paid off and they wouldn't do it. Any way, it made my day when Mr. Neff called and told me the 2nd lady called. Goes to show you folks DO indeed read signs while they are driving.
Well, I need to go study a new program I downloaded, Filezilla, and get familiar with how it works so I can begin working on a couple of websites.
Be back later,

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73572: Me They, A major news agency (sorry, I forget who now) had the story of the now infamous "stained Lewinski dress" and seemed to be happy sitting on it. It was Matt Drudge who broke the story finally on his web sight. It has been mostly forgotten now, even by me, but it was stunning that this story was not being released. S#x sells but I'm not sure sales are the main stream medias biggest concern anymore. They seem to have another agenda.

Whew, I'm glad we don't have the humidity like a lot of you folks seem to endure. We are usually 15 to 20% in the summer. In later July and August we will get tropical moisture working it's way up, and that will get it sticky. But as a rule, it's not to bad here.

Maybe Boo's ran off with that dish towel salesman.


June 26, 2009 - Msg 73573: You snuck in on me Mavis. How brilliant! I think that's a spectacular way to collect from them deadbeats.


June 26, 2009 - Msg 73574: Oh, almost forgot, I added the photos of our repair shop and that marquee into my photo album if you guys want to check them out pamperedpups.myphotoalbum.com I have different albums in there, dogs I've groomed, random around the house photos, our new house, lots of things.
Now, I'm really leaving my rocker this time for a bit.

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73575: MAVIS: When you mentioned the sign that said "Angel Martin," I thought of the Angel Martin from teh Rockford files. Remember him? Birds of a feather, maybe?

ASA: Maybe Bruce bought BOO a new pineapple skinner and they are out celebrating.

MDC: Maybe try looking at the beginning credits. I give you another hint, without this person there would have been no movie.

Have a great weekend!


June 26, 2009 - Msg 73576:
Gregoria Peckita? teehee

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73577: Mavis you go girl!..cool sigh trick..I love it..hey M-T,Asa.....so is Boo On the Loose again?...my-my..possum where ya want to take this bunch to eat tonight?..I will drive..Romeena that "on call pay" is cool...well let me get caught up here at work...back in a bit.....SPOT

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73578: Hi, porch. Looks like I won't have to work, but I still get $2/hour just for being on call. I didn't have any plans for tonight anyway, so it's easy money. Not much, but every little bit helps. I've got my monitor on, gotta wear it until 3pm tomorrow. It's a bit scratchy, but not too bad.

Mavis, that's just hilarious, putting those names up on that sign. I can well imagine that it would work. However, be sure that they can't come back and sue for defamation or slander or something. These days, who knows?

Eloise and I went to the water garden store, and I got a nice surprise. There was the cutest little bronze fish sculpture in there, that operates off a pump and spits water back into the pond, to help with the aeration. I wanted it, but was really mulling over whether to spend the money, since it needs a pump of its own. I could run it off one of the other pumps, but that would mean installing a T, and would decrease the output to both devices. Eloise asked me whether I really liked the fish, and I said that I did, but just hated to spend that much money, for the fish and the pump both. She kept talking, and finally I decided to go for it. Then when we got up to the counter and I started to pay, she handed the store owner her credit card, said "For the fish", and then wished me a happy birthday! I paid for the pump and some other supplies I had gotten, and she bought my fish! He's made of bronze, has a lovely green patina, and will be adorable out there, sitting on a rock beside the pond and spitting water back in! Such a good friend - she's really special.

I just talked with Joe, and he's doing just fine. He saw his doctor yesterday, and was released to go back to work, on a limited basis. He can direct and supervise, but no digging, lifting, pulling, pushing or anything else strenuous, and no getting overheated. I'll guarantee that Jorge (George) will be watching him like a hawk and will not let him so much as lift a shovel. Anyway, Joe said to thank all of you for your prayers and good wishes. He really appreciates it, and said he wished he could thank each of you personally. As he put it, "those prayers are why I'm still here."

Well, I'm off to go swim in a big glass of tea, and will probably have watermelon for supper. It's just too hot for anything else. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73579: Me again. Amid all the hoopla about Michael Jackson's death, here's an obituary for Matthew Martin, a Navajo Code Talker, that went virtually unnoticed: http://www.gallupindependent.com/2009/06June/062509anothercode.html

The Navajo Code Talkers were crucial to our victory in the war in the Pacific during WWII. Virtually every other code ever developed was eventually broken, but the enemy was never able to break the Navajo Code Talkers language. Enemy codebreakers were trying to decipher it, but failed because it wasn't a code at all, but an actual language, the language of the Navajo Indians, a language unknown outside the close-knit Navajo tribes. Very few of the Code Talkers are still living. If you check out the link, you'll see that this man, who died at age 84, was 18 when he enlisted in the Marines in 1943. Obviously, these men are leaving us at a rapid rate. I only wish Mr. Martin could be given as much recognition and attention as The Strange One is getting. --Romeena

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73580: No Romeena they can't come back on us, they are after all the ones who wrote that bad check then refused to pick it up. Alot of businesses here in town are beginning to do the same thing. We checked to be sure, they can't do anything about it, it's the same as those businesses that post the bad checks on the walls in the shops, lots of those around here too. What a shame, it really is, but a business has got to do what it can do to collect. That fish sounds wonderful, you need to post a picture in your yardlife album for all of us to see. Spot you sure Boo ain't hanging out at yer doghouse?? Not like her to be gone all day.
Me-They never thought of the Rockford Files link, but could be. :)

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73581: Thanks for that link Romeena I've watched that movie made about them I don't know how many times, great movie!

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73582: Mavis I had better check the barn Boo may be asleep in the loft...and Romeena slice that watermelon...SPOT

June 26, 2009 - Msg 73583: Good Friday evening ya'll. I just have to add my two cents worth into the whole MJ drama. I get so aggrivated with the news and the media over stuff like this. We have people who are dying every day to protect our country, and does the news dedicate every single waking moment to them? They are the true heroes and they get no more than just a blip in a news cast. I didn't like him back in the 80's and I still didn't like him now. He was always weird and quite honestly freaked me out as a kid. Now, with all that being off my chest, I'll slide the soap box back in it's place.

Ro that watermelon sounds wonderful, I've not had any yet this year. There's nothing better than some ice cold watermelon and canteloupe. Hope you guys have a great weekend, sorry for my ramblings love and prayers to you all-Salty Dog

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73584: Hi All.
Can not sleep tonight humi is up.
Someone has anniverdary comming up so HAPPY ANNIVER Mr& Mrs.Neff,


June 27, 2009 - Msg 73585: Well hello Salty!...TOM im here at work all night..still high 90"s during the day here in ga..got to try to pick beans tomorrow....SPOT

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73586: Hello everyone. Thanks for the welcome back folks. And yes Hazel, I still commute between the USA and Canada.

Mavis, that is a great idea of "advertising" the names of customers who write bad checks. I believe that your choice of wording is what protects you from libel suits since your sign does not state anything derogatory.

Romeena, thanks for mentioning about the Navajo code talkers. The Navajo indians were placed on reservations where the schools they attended discouraged using the Navajo language and emphasized communication in English. How ironic it was when the government came to them when they needed a secure form of communication during World War 2. The Navajo code was so effective that it was not declassified until 1968. There is a great documentary titled True Whispers that you can view at http://www.hulu.com/watch/76163/pbs-specials-true-whispers-the-story-of-the-navajo-code-talkers

Poor Horatio

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73587: Hey TOM. I'm also sitting up in a house without air conditioning. I remember last month when people were complaining about the cold weather we were having. I don't hear them complaining this month. Too much heat and humidity for too long.

SPOT, I bet you are cool at the power plant.

Salty Dog, you bring up a great point.
I'm also getting tired of the Michael Jackson speculation coverage, especially the special bulletins that interrupt regular programming. I wish the news media would wait a couple of weeks, then produce a one hour special with confirmed facts to satisfy all of his fans, then move on.

Poor Horatio

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73588: Hey Y'all- I survived the dentist visit-it's been rough though. Don't want to experience this again. Still in some pain,but I think
I can hold it back with Aleve. Can NOT handle that pain stuff they want you to take.Anyway,enough about that.Today should be better.
As far as Michael Jackson,I have been watching a lot of the news coverage & the person that I agreed with most was Gladys Knight. She basically said this about MJ,and I tend to hold with her: Nobody is perfect,we all have done things we shouldn't have,and he will be judged by the Lord. We should remember all the love and joy that Michael brought to so many people through his music and his good deeds.
I have a nephew who was adopted from a Russian orphanage. I know that he was the recipient of Michael's kindness. I choose to remember that.And the amazing talent that he was.RIP Michael.
I am sorry that Farrah Fawcett's death is being overshadowed by MJ's passing. She was such a part of our culture.Not just with you guys- us girls wanted to BE Farrah back in the 70s! I even had the Farrah hairdo! I admire the way she fought her illness.RIP Farrah.
Well,I will pass on lunch today.Time to go take the meds-pain is kicking in again.
possum under a rock

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73589: Oh,forgot to say this: Mavis,I LOVE your idea- good to know that some people still can be shamed like that! Hope you collect every dime!
possum again

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73590: Spot ,did you find Boo in the barn?If you did,in the heat you all are having,better take her a cold glass of tea and a cold wet sheet to wrap up in so she can cool off!Thanks porchfriends for the link to the Navajo code,I had never heard of that ,it sounds so interesting.It's a shame about Michaiel Jackson,Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon.I pray they all were right with the Lord at thier time of passing.Possum,I wanted a Farrah hairstyle too in the 70's.Neve accomplished it though.For some reason in the last couple of years,my hair has started to get curlier,and now I could probably accomplish that hairstyle,of course it's not in fashion anymore!Hope your tootpain goes away.That is one pain I have a very low toleration for.Gotta run,will stop by the porch later-ky girl

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73591: soryy Possum,that was supposed to say toothpain-ky girl

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73592: ok,I quit trying to type today!-ky girl

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73593: Good afternoon, porch. Possum, thank you for being the voice of compassion with regard to MJ. Certainly he wrote the book on weird, there's no denying that, but evidently he did some good things as well. Talent - I suppose so. I never cared for his music or his "moves" but I know I'm probably in the minority there. Whatever he was or wasn't, though, only God can be his judge. And as far as the media circus right now, and the exclusion of those who really deserve our attention - that's not exclusive with MJ. The world always idolizes the wrong people.

The pond filter needs to be cleaned (surprise!) and I want to install my pretty fish fountain, but I can't do it right now. It's so hot, I'll be sweating rivers in a couple of minutes and then the leads to this Holter monitor I'm wearing will fall off. I'm supposed to remove it at 3pm, though, so maybe I can do those things this evening, if I get canceled at work, which is a possibility. If not, then I'll have to brave the heat and at least do the pond filter, to keep my fish alive. The bronze fish will have to wait.

Well, guess I'll go grab a little nap, in case I do have to work. The night surely does go better if I have a couple of recent hours of sleep behind me. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73594: Hey, it's me again. Has anyone else received the email with the photos supposedly taken inside the Air France plane after it began breaking up? It shows a big hole at the back of the plane, with things flying out, including one passenger. Pretty convincing photos, says they were retrieved from the media stick out of a camera found in floating debris. Skeptic that I am, I ran it through Truthorfiction.com, and found that it is indeed a hoax. The photos were cropped out of a video clip from "Lost!". The link to the video is on the TorF site, I watched it, and the scenes are identical. Who on earth generates this sort of thing? Can't we find them a job, like mucking out stables or something? --Romeena

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73595: Where are all the porchsters tonight?-ky girl

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73596: Tom,you still having a heat wave down your way?It cooled off about 10 degrees here today,so it was only 80 instead of 90-ky girl

June 27, 2009 - Msg 73597: Ky Girl the heat wave is here it's in the upr 80 today.
Calling for rain on Sunday.


June 28, 2009 - Msg 73598: Good Sabbath morning. Gonna be a hot one again today. Hopefully get some showers this afternoon to cool it down some. I would really like to know who thought it would be such a good idea to play so many eps of Married With Children this weekend? TVL just gets worse and worse. Anyways, thats my rant for the morning. Hope you all have a wonderful day. I left some doughnuts on the table. See ya'll after preachin-Salty Dog

June 28, 2009 - Msg 73599: Hey gang gona grill burgers for Miss Sherry and I today and watch the race today yall park in the upper field above the garden....SPOT

June 28, 2009 - Msg 73600:
Romeena & P-H Thanks for the links concerning the "Windtalkers." We owe them quite a bit.

As for MJ, I sure hope he did more good than harm.

Anyone following what's going on in Honduras? Hope BO doesn't surrender, with all the harm us Imperialist-Capitalist pigs have caused, I bet he's thinking about it.


June 28, 2009 - Msg 73601: Howdy, porch. Salty, I'm wondering who thought it would be a good idea to play ANY eps of "Married With Children". I've tried (don't know why, exactly), but I can't find anything at all about that show that would make me want to watch it. The dad is an idiot, the mom is an air-headed bimbo, and the kids are just plain awful. I'd rather watch paint dry. "Roseanne" is really no better, and they're playing that one with boring frequency, too. Actually, since there have been no TAGS on TVLand in several days, I haven't watched it at all. They've completely abandoned their original plan, which was to show clean, classic family entertainment. Oh well, that's why TVs come with channel changers. Maybe we should all email them and tell them goodbye. Just go to www.tvland.com, find "Contact Us", click it and tell them what you think. Probably won't help a thing, but you'll feel better.

Another thing we can do, and I think I've mentioned this before - watch the channel for a few minutes, and note who the sponsors are. Then Google them, find their websites and go there. Again, find the "Contact Us" thing, and click. Start with something positive about their commercials, something you like, such as the little Geico gecko. Then suggest that they put their advertising dollars somewhere besides TVLand, because you're not watching it anymore, and tell them why. Sleazy shows, boring repetition of those shows, whatever. Again, it probably won't help, but it might.

I guess we're going to be treated to a media circus for the next few weeks, as the story of MJ's death continues to unfold. You know what? I really just don't care. Whoever he was, whatever he did or did not do, none of it matters now, and I just don't care. The only thing that matters is the condition of his soul, his relationship with God or lack thereof, and only God knows that. I really don't want the gritty details of his life and death. Please, America, can't we just let the man RIP?

Well, I was going to go outside for a while, but maybe not. It's 101 out there, at 6:25 p.m. That's just ridiculous. Guess I'll stay in the house. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 28, 2009 - Msg 73602: amen Romeena.I agree wholeheartedly about the T.V.land comment and the Michael Jackson comment.101 at 6:25 pm,whew,I'd stay in the air conditioning too!-ky girl

June 28, 2009 - Msg 73603: Hey auh20,ky,possum,Ro,asa,Tom,Rev and all....boy burgers were great and MDC and Mavis Joey won the race ...but heck a gimmie...ok let me put Otis up and I will be back...work tomorrow for OT at 2.....SPOT

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73604: Good morning Porchsters! Wow, I'm the first one in my rocker this morning, that's rare! where the heck is Boo? Did she run off with that dishtowel salesman for real this time? Tom thank you for remembering our anniversary, it will be 2 years tomorrow that Mr. Neff & I tied the knot! I still can't believe what a wonderful man the good Lord sent me! I'm thankful for him & tell him that everyday! Gotta work today, dadburn it! So, I'm gonna just rock here for a bit, drink my coffee and get myself awake and ready to go.
Ya'll have a good day & remember act like somebody

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73605: Good Monday morning porch dwellers.
Well Ro, I'm afraid we are going to be hearing about M.J.'s life and death for a long long time to come. I'm sure it will become the thinking of some that he didn't really die, but has taken another identity and is living on a remote island with Elvis and JFK. I'm sorry, I don't mean to sound harsh, but the media circus is in full swing on this and will be for a long time.

Speaking of deaths I heard this morning that Billy Mays was found dead in his home. Billy Mays is that tv pitchman with the goutee that hollers at you pretty loud. It seems he is selling everything from detergents to who knows what else. His commercials were annoying (to me at least cause of his high volume) but I guess effective, cause he's been doing it fo a while.

Well we have my Niece and her husband and children stopping in to spend the night tonight. They are on their way from Ventura California to Yellowstone for a vacation and are staying the night with us. If you remember they are the ones who gave birth to quintuplets a few years back. This happening right after they adopted a 1 year old. Can you imagine? 6 young-uns, all together like that. Gosh, they are 7 years old now. Haven't seem them in a few years, so it will be fun to see them tonight. But it's gonna be a zoo. HA!

I sure hope Boo is just having computer problems, and nothing more serious. Trouble seems to follow that girl like a hungry puppy.

Hope you all have a good day.


June 29, 2009 - Msg 73606: You sneaked in on me Mavis. Happy anniversary a day early. I'm so glad things have worked out so well for you. I know things got rough going for a while till you two met up. Hope you have a great day.


June 29, 2009 - Msg 73607: Good morning everyone. It was a very pleasant weekend here, weather-wise. In fact, it was pleasant all teh way around!

Except the excessive MJ coverage. I know it's big news, but how many celebraties need to be interviewed, and how many retrospectives need to be shown, and how many times do they have to dig into the shadier parts of his life? I agree with ROMEENA--let the man rest in peace.

No BOO all weekend? She hasn't been on teh porch since Thursday and didn't mention doing on a trip or anything. And it's not like her to keep her yap closed this long (just kidding!). Should we be concerned?

Well, I'll stop back in a while. Monday morning and all...

Oh, and ditto on the TV Land comments. NO TAGS, no me.


June 29, 2009 - Msg 73608: Oh, didn't see you there, ASA. Good morning! Hope I didn't sit down on yer lap there.


June 29, 2009 - Msg 73609: ASA and HAZEL: Before I forget, did you catch "Poirot" last night? I didn't think it was quite as good as last week. These Poirots have a little different feel than the older ones. They are filmed a little different and feel a little darker. Not necessarily bad, just different. It looks like next week will be a Miss Marple, with a new actress playing her.


June 29, 2009 - Msg 73610: Morning Porch,a comfortable 66 degrees here right now,and it is a welcome break from the hot temps.I hope Boo is Ok,and that all is well with her family-ky girl

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73611: Asa,I was thinking the same thing about the Michael Jackson media circus,they will have sightings of him for years to come-ky girl

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73612: When I was in the Amish Country in Ohio the other day,a friend of mine bought a book on how to get stains out of quilts or any other type of fabric.One of the solutions to getting out a blood stain,was to moisten a Qtip or chew a wad of white thread and get them wet with your own saliva,because people have a chemical in thier own saliva that dissoves proteins in thier body fluids,and rub it on the blood stain,and it will come out.Thats my laundry tip and science lesson for today!haha!-ky girl

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73613: Mornin' y'all- Well,due to the dental work I had on Friday,I am sick as a dog,and I ain't having the time of my life! Still in some pain and just feel yucky. Hopefully,it'll ease up soon.
I too hope Boo is ok and it's just computer trouble keeping her from the Porch.

Happy Anniversary to the Neffs! Many,many more!
I hope what I typed makes sense-I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone.Better go -love to all!
possum under a rock

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73614: KY GIRL: Your educashun was worth every penny.

POSSUM: Didn't they announce that you weren't supposed to eat the blue acid?

Happy anniversary to the Neffs! Two down, forty-eight more to go until your gold.


June 29, 2009 - Msg 73615: wow! the weather is great today. finally around mid 80's and low humidity. for the past two weeks it was 111 with dew points around 75 even at nights. I can:t get outside in that weather. I hope as the 4th approaches we will take a moment at noon and pray for our country, each other as many states like california and illinois are broke, all our porch brothers and sisters. now off my soap box and onward.. mdc- great sweep my friend. so good to see all of you M_T isn"t it funny how so many world events that is critical to keep us informed suddenly drops from news dor a couple of weeks when their are celebrity scandels or death? happy anniversary to the NEFFS. possum- prayers you feel better soon. you said you feel like your in the twilight zone, which episode so we can join you, ha. KY GIRL- great seeing you again and thanks for the laundry tip. now if I only can find someone to do mine, ha. hey to mavis, asa, spot, boo, romeena and everyone on the porch. my daughters will sing at the mayberry 4th wing ding. who wants to fire the cannon, lead the band, etc. mayor pappa bear

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73616: Hey there PAPPABEAR!

I'll cut down the old oak tree. Maybe we should have the Potato Queen there.


June 29, 2009 - Msg 73617: Hi Pappa Bear!So good to see you on the porch.I would tell you Boo may be able to wash your laundry,since she is always doing laundry anyway,but she is not here to ask,so just throw your laundry my way pappa bear,and I'llwas them and send them back,even extra starch if you likeYou all don't suppose Boo is lost under a pile of laundry do you?I know she says she always has quite a pile to do-ky girl

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73618: oops,I forgot to say Happy Anniversary to the Neffs!Happy Anniversary !-ky girl

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73619: Congrats Mavis...possum fel better ok....may have a dance to go to friday...will holler from work just after 2.....prayers...Lunch?...SPOT

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73620:
More later,

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73621:
M-T--I'll get the drum and bugle corps together.

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73622: RIP Billy Mays

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73623:
Hey to pappabear, prayers for possum,
RO, can you contact Boo.
God bless,

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73624: Good afternoon, porch. Happy Anniversary to Mavis and Mr. Neff! Can't believe it's already been two years. I'm so glad you two found each other.

Good question - where is Boo? I'll try an email. I hope her folks are okay - I know they're not in the best of health.

I'm sorry about Billy Mays. He was a bit annoying, so loud and I guess you'd call him a "pushy salesman", but when when I read his obit on the MSN page, he sounded like a really nice guy, much loved by his family and friends.

It's cloudy today, and MUCH cooler, only 84 at 1:30 p.m. It was quite windy this morning, so I went out and cranked Fatima down, lest she fly away. Fatima is the pond umbrella, and I named her that because when she's collapsed down, she looks for all the world like a Muslim woman in one of those tents they wear. There's a separate, loose circle of fabric at the top, that covers an open area which allows for air flow, to help prevent a fly-away, and that looks like the head covering over a long robe.

Yep, I give it about two weeks, maybe a little longer, and the MJ "sightings" will begin. Amazing. Some people will believe anything.

Did anybody watch "Waking the Baby Mammoth" on NatGeo? It was fascinating! A Siberian reindeer herdsman found the intact remains of a baby mammoth, just lying on the ice out on the steppes. It is amazingly well preserved, little trunk is intact and everything. They were able to extract a couple of molars, and got a lot of information from them, and also did a pretty complete autopsy, which yielded a lot more information. A fun feature was the addition of a very realistic "live" baby mammoth by some special effects technique. She just wandered around like an observer, followed the scientists around the building and such. Really added a warm touch. It will be rerun over the next few days, and I'd strongly recommend it. Very, very interesting! Sure beats "Roseanne!"

Well, guess I'd better run. I have to go get fingerprinted. The state of Texas is now requiring fingerprints in order to renew an RN license, and mine is due to renew by the end of July. Big nuisance, but I guess it's a good thing. It will make it much more difficult for unlicensed imposters to pass as nurses.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73625:
Oh RO, you mentioned the ever-changing TV Land.
It is probably a demographics thing.
We have a radio station here that played '50s and '60s music. HAZEL, you may recall it-- KOOL-FM.
Well almost overnight a few months ago, they started with '70s and '80s.
I called them and they basically told me that
they see more profits from 70s and 80s now, as
that is who the advertizers are aiming at,
so an oldie like me no longer has his doo-wop, Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, Beach Boys, Elvis, etc. Oh well, I guess I'll have to transfer
my 45s to cassette!! ha

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73626: You're probably right, MDC, although I can't imagine anyone, of any generation, finding the two current horrors (Married with Children, and Roseanne) to be entertaining in any way. Of the two, "Roseanne" is perhaps a little less objectionable. Some of the writing is pretty funny, and they have dealt with some of the real issues that families face - unemployment, financial woes, teen pregnancy, to name a few, and I have to admit have done a pretty good job at times. Yes, I have watched a lot of episodes, but most of them were seen when the show originally aired. Since then, Roseanne herself has proven to be such an annoyance and embarrassment, that I just can't stand to watch her anymore. As for the other show, it's just trash, and that's about all I can say for it. If anybody on the porch likes the show, more power to you - it takes us all to make the world go around, but for myself, I'll pass on that one.

I sent Boo an email, but if she's having computer problems, she won't get that either. Still, I tried. --Romeena

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73627: toublecheck, everything OK down at the diner?

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73628: Diner?...im hungry.SPOT

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73629:
Hey Folks

BO has surrendered. He backs Zelaya, of course, so does Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Daniel Ortega. Chavez, Castro, Ortega, and Obama, that shouldn't surprise anyone.

RO- I'm with you "Married with Children, and Roseanne" what a mess.

and of course, Happy Anniversary to Mavis and Mr. Neff!


June 29, 2009 - Msg 73630:
AUh20- I hear ya. BO backs the man who is trying
to illegally get rid of term limits a la hugo chavez. No wonder he supports them, he is probably going to try it himself!! yikes!
"This is a mayberry bank security check."

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73631: Supper Time...menu: Baked Chicken breast,wild rice,greenbeans,garlic roasted red potatoes,fried okra,green onions,hot peppers,Boo Tea,Maude slaw...ready at 7:00.....Rev will vacume seal you a plate and pack it on ice for shipment....SPOT

June 29, 2009 - Msg 73632: Hello Family:
I am borrowing my daughter's computer to check in on the porch. Boy, I miss ya'll. I'm getting excited about the mission trip, and spending time with two of my daughters. The Lord is preparing us for this trip...pray that he prepares the hearts of the people we will be ministering to. Gotta run. Love you all...~New Neighbor

June 30, 2009 - Msg 73633: Morning porch, hope all is well today. work kinda slow again, hopefully things will pick up.
Summer is surely going by fast, hard to believe we are already at July.

Breakfast menu will be: french toast with maple syrup, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, coffee, tea, juice. see you soon.

Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

June 30, 2009 - Msg 73634:
Hey Folks

Asa-I think all that rain you folks had last week has made it's way east, we are soaking here this now. But, then again, Me-They has always thought I was all wet. Maybe he's right, I mean correct. M-T is never right. hehe

Big Maude-Hard to believe it's July. This is our first full week of summer va ca here.

Anyone watch Tim Lincecum pitch last night? That kid is lights out! And he looks 15.


June 30, 2009 - Msg 73635: Good morninge everyone.

AUH2O: That's funny; my liberal coworkers think I'm a regular William F. Buckley.

About the events in Honduras, I think I have to go with Obama on this one. Yes, Castro and Chavez have condemned the coup d'tat (and it was an armed government take-over, after all), but so have the Organization of American States, the European Union, and nearly every other country of any importance, so it's not like he's standing out there with a bunch of dictators.

Zalaya was not bff material, that's for sure, and his call for questionabvle legislation ceratinly was cause for alarm. But Roberto Micheletti is no George Washington. He belongs to the same Liberal Party of Honduras that Zalaya does, and holds most of same views as Zalaya. The fact of the matter is that he decided to take over the government because he was fearful that Zalaya might not step down. That's just not kosher.

Imagine if George Bush had proposed legislation after the election to change election rules and remove term limits on the president, and because of fear he wouldn't step down liberals led by president-elect Obama enacted a military take-over in Decemebr before he was actuially sworn in. Justified? The actions may be cause for alarm and create a Constitutional crisis, but not justification for armed take-over.

Sorry, I just can't agree on this one. Zalaya and Micheletti are two sides of the same coin politically.

Where's BOO?!?

Great to hear from you NEW NEIGHBOR! Prayers for your trip. Good to hear from you again, too, MAUDE.


June 30, 2009 - Msg 73636: MDC: Speaking of Obama getting rid of term limits, I remember in Clinton's final months of office people like Rush Limbaugh were talking daily that Clinton was hatching a plot to find some reason to issue an Executive Order and stay in office. I recall many conservatives were alarmed and convinced he was going to do it, especially after the difficulties with the 2000 election. Then, I heard some liberals saying the same thing about Bush, claiming he would either create or claim a "national emergency" in order to stay in office. The fearmongering plays on both sides. If it wasn't so ridiculous, it would be funny!


June 30, 2009 - Msg 73637:
M-T Wow, just like old times, us boring everyone to tears. You're forgetting one important aspect of the narrative. The Honduran Supreme Court ruled Zelaya's referendum unconstitutional and ordered the military not to carry out the logistics of the vote as it usually does. When Zelaya was informed by the military that it would follow constitution order, Zelaya fired it's top commander. The Supreme Court then ordered him reinstated, which Zelaya refused to do. Zelaya then led a mob into the military complex where the ballots were stored and distributed them against the Supreme Courts ruling. So, it was the military following the Constitutionally sanctioned Honduran Supreme Court. Whew! That's way too much typing for me.


June 30, 2009 - Msg 73638: Make no bones, I'm not joining any pep club for Zalaya. I was trying to mitigate your original comment about Obama.

I would just add one historical anecdote. Remember that Abraham Lincoln completely ignored Chief Justice Taney's court order to restore habeaous corpus, a ruling later upheld (after the war and when it was meaningless). In that instance, he snubbed--with no Constitutional authority--the court order. I'm not arguing with the outcome of Lincoln's actions, mind you, and certainly not equating the issues or people involved. I'm just mentioning that such actions have been taken before.

As for part of your comment talking about the top commander, I'm not up on my Honduran constitutional law, but I believe that the military commanders serve at the pleasure of the executive, as they do here. The court probably overstepped its bounds demanding his reinstatement. And on that note, the court itself is very activist, getting involved directly in political matters in a way that would put Americans in the streets with pitchforks if it happened here.

Perhaps we should have just left the whole darned country to Dole. Boy, I'm not sure how I get to the places I do when I end up defending Obama, much less Zalaya! Guess I'm not living right or something (get it?).


June 30, 2009 - Msg 73639: Sorry I have been AWOL, friends. Actually, I got a new pineapple skinner AND ran off with a dishtowel salesman.:-) Naw, my computer is still having problems and I don't like using Bruce's computer. I have also been very busy the last the few days. I thought I had better check in today before you got too worried. I miss my porch buddies when i am away!

I need to read back over the archives to see what i hve missed and then i will be back later...


June 30, 2009 - Msg 73640: Where to begin?!...sad about Michael Jackson (especially if you happened to have watched that long televised interview they did a few years ago. Sad indiviual, indeed. As for Farrah, she is a local girl from Corpus Christi and it is very sad. I often pass by the house she built on Ocean Drive. I think her biggest mistake was getting involved with that awful Ryan O'Neal.

Sure was nice of Eloise to get you that fish for a birthday present, Ro! Hope you enjoy it. So TVLand is getting rid of TAGS...figures. I don't get TAGS on any other channel, and I agree, I always enjoyed watching it when I knew others were watching at the same time..strange, but that's the way I am.

M-T, I forgot to commment on the mention of the "bad Seed" movie you made last week. I have seen it and it was creepy! It has been awhile and i will try to catch it again if I see it is coming on. I started watching a movie yesterday morning on Turner Classic's and got caught up in it and watche the whole thing. It really get my attention. It was a movie called "The Fugitive Kind', with Marlon Brando. Anyone seen it? It was by Tennesse Williams, so that gives you an idea about what it was like...tragedy, sin, heartache in a small town. It was worth watching but sad ending. That Brando was a really brilliant actor, that's for sure, and to me he was probably the most beautiful actor ever in the movies (in his early years, anyway). Not just his looks, but the way he spoke and carried himself....cinema royalty, for sure. Anyway, it was one of those haunting movies that linger in your mind for a long time. Worth watching, but not until the kids go to bed.

BTW, after reading back over the archives, i realize that I was a cause for worry for some of you for being missing so long (and keeping my yap shut so long, M-T..hehe). I'm really sorry and will try not to let that happen again. Thanks for your concern.

Prayers concerning your trip, New Neighbor!

Well, I would say more but I have to get ready. Sean has an appointment with his counselor today. I'll be back later...


June 30, 2009 - Msg 73641:
M_T--Wow, a real moulage and boo's computer is briken! OAS and EU are 2 leftist new world order organizations, so of course they are eating the pablum. Look, such conditions, even unlike our own country right now, are basically the conditions that existed just before the french revolution. Even the Boston
tea party was an example of people simply being fed up. Look also at Iran. I didnt even realize
that there was this "other" Iran that had the
wherewithall (boys) to do what they are doing.
And, on top of all that, you start charging 80 cents for
a shampoo and $1.50 for a facial, and your second
barber's customers all have compelsion complexes. What do you expect to happen! (:
Hey to New Neighbor. Hope you get back on line.
Prayers for your mission trip, you bet.
G'day honeys and dears,

June 30, 2009 - Msg 73642: Nice, real nice.

June 30, 2009 - Msg 73643: Hey y'all! I'm beginning to feel better,I'd say I'm about 70% healed and well.It's that other 30% that has me still feeling BLAH! I didn't know you could feel so poorly after having a tooth pulled. Well,the dentist did have to do some deep drilling ,guess that is what made it so bad. Anyhow,I have Laci coming tomorrow so I have no choice but to get well!
I went to the dollar store earlier & when I wrote out the check,it hit me that in 30 days I will hit the Big 5-0. Golleee,as Gomer would say!
Y'all come on over later for supper- I'm making meatloaf. MEATLOAF, Spot!!!
Thanks for checking in,Boo. Was getting worried about you.
Well,I'd better scoot.Love to all!
possum under a rock

June 30, 2009 - Msg 73644:
Boo- It's great to have ya back.

Possum-Good to hear you're feeling better.

MDC-You are right about the OAS and the EU.

M-T Why do you feel the need to "mitigate" for Obama? If I saw a duck walking and quacking, then told you folks about my exciting observation, would you feel obligated to point out that all ducks walk and quack? Obama siding with Chavez, Castro, and Ortega should surprise no one. If it walks like a Marxist and talks like a Marxist it's probably a Marxist. BTW, it wasn't that Zalaya fired the top commander, it was that he snubbed the Supreme Court. Zalaya also ignored the Honduran Congress. Abraham Lincoln did indeed ignore the Chief Justice but it was not so that he could remain President for life.

Quack Quack