July 29, 2009 - Msg 74232: "Pringles Potato Chips"!!

Possum, one of my favorite senior "exchanges" between my parents occured on a road trip to colorado. I was in the front seat with Dad and mom was in the backseat. We had just left home on our journey to the Promised Land. Dad said to mom, "Carol, did you bring my mug (travel mug for coffee)?" Mom: (loudly) "Did I bring a rug?!"...."No, (raising his voice) Did you bring my MUG?!"....Mom: "Did I bring a bug?!!"...Dad: "Oh, h#ll. Forget it".

Gotta run..


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74233: Oh, and the above story is more funny if you know that that happened before mom had her stroke.


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74234: "SWEET SWEEP!"


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74235: Good morning everyone.

Do I have to actually mention how I feel about sitting on a strange toilet? What, are you people living in another world?

NEW NEIGHBOR: Prayers for your trip!

Prayers for LUCY today as well. Continued prayers for Mrs. ASA.

That post above was too funny, BOO.

I'm not sure Pringles are actually a potato chip but rather a "potato chip-like food." Kind of like the Velveeta of the potato chip world.


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74236: I agree...what are Pringles really made of anyway? Curious...

Well, M-They, I read that if you culture the average public toilet seat and the computer keyboard in the public library, the keyboard has kazillions (uh, my own word) of germs, while the toilet seat has few. It's people's hands you have to worry about, not so much their glutes. hehe Be glad you are a man. How did we get so low on topics of conversation that we are talking about toilets....oops, I think I started all this. sorry. To tell you the truth, Me-They, it's not public toilets that really give me the creeps, it's the floor in those public restrooms. Just thinking about them makes me feel like gagging (literally). I can't stand the thought of carrying that stuff on the bottom of shoes. Sometimes I wipe them off with a antimicrobial wipe...(blushing and can't believe I shared that).


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74237: You know, I think I have shared that before. I must be getting old because I find that I am repeating myself...


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74238:
possum- It's so c-c-c-c-o-l-d here! ha
Prayers for Lucy!

July 29, 2009 - Msg 74239: BOO: How about spot-a-pots, or, as I like to call them, "places I will never, ever, under even the most desperate circumstances or a bursting bladder, visit?"

I, too, try not to look down in a public restroom. The inhumanity...

Pringles: potato-flavored pencil sharpener shavings.


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74240: Oh boy,a toilet moulage! See what Ro misses when she goes away? Ha!
Boo,I just listened to that MCC song-wow. That one will make ya cry. Achingly beautiful.

MDC,here's a mug of steaming hot cocoa for ya.Toss another log on the fire-that might knock the chill off! Ha!

Let's keep throwing out hints about our birthdays,Boo.maybe somebody will throw us a party. Doubt Spot wants us in his barn so soon after all the damage we caused at Ro and homemaker's bash. Perhaps some brave soul will offer their facilities-hint,hint!
possum again

P.S. funny about your mom & dad's bug,mug,rug story!

July 29, 2009 - Msg 74241: Yes, I hate to admit it but I have encouraged my son to find a bush in desperate times, rather that enter some roadside restroom.

Pencil shavings? That has to be it.


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74242: Desperate times call for desperate measures. Didn't Calvin Coolidge say that?

Y'all can party over at my house. But you'll have to keep the noise down and take turns changing diapers. And I can guarantee a squeeky clean throne.


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74243:
MT- Just watch you foot stance in there! Ha (ya may have to think about that one.) (Maybe if I mention a certain airport...) teehee
Oh my, do we need some Mayberry!
Ok, here's a quote:
Barney: Some people want it and can't get it; I've got it and had to get rid of it.
Life's funny that way ya know.


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74244: ANDY: .....I now pronounce you man and wife.(The couple embraces)
BRISCOE: All right everybody, back on the truck.......How much do I
owe you Sheriff Justice?
ANDY: Well, usually it's two dollars, but I'll settle for a song!
BRISCOE: Gooood! How about something nice and sentimental for a
ANDY: Good idea!
BRISCOE: All right boys, let's do "Keep your money in your shoes and
it won't get wet" and a-one and a-two and a-.......
CHARLENE: Oh no, paw, that 'un makes me cry!

July 29, 2009 - Msg 74245: Don't worry, MDC. I keep my stance profile pretty tight.


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74246: You ever hear the statement, "Too much information"?


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74247: Hey gang...sorry just been busy...will read tonight....supper?...SPOT

July 29, 2009 - Msg 74248: ok...where yall at?.....SPOT

July 29, 2009 - Msg 74249: By the way, what happened to that politician that played footsies in the restroom? (sounds like the opening line of a really bad joke) ;-)

Well, SPOT, I have been at Home Depot (really). Bruce wanted to price some of their doors. I thought of you all when I was in the toilet section and noticed the had place all their toilets up on a high shelf...guess they heard we were coming, Possum and Mavis. I'm not joking, either. Those toilets were about 5 feet above my head!

Found a book today that I am going to take to bed. It's called "How to Deal With Annoying people when you can't get away from them"...sounds like something I need to read.


July 29, 2009 - Msg 74250: Happy Birthday Boo and Possum!Prayers for Lucy,Asas wife,NNeighbor,Keith and everyone else who needs them.I've got to tell you all a funny story.When we heard it in class we laughed until we cried.One of the women in our class has a cousin who lives in Canada.She had never been to Pa. before.So when she saw all the hills ,she asked"How do you keep your furniture from sliding?"She thought that since they were built on hills the furniture would slide out of place!Oh,you had to be there,it was just so out of the blue.Well,take care all-ky girl

July 29, 2009 - Msg 74251: sorry,that was supposed to say,since most of the houses are built on hills.

July 29, 2009 - Msg 74252: That politician that played footsies is from my own home state, Idaho. Larry Craig. He resigned. The media here sure had a circus. (somewhat like all the other states in the nation...)
- Hazel

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74253: Now Boo I really dont understand...you thought about me when you were in the TOILET section?....my-my...but ya know what, its just good to be thought of!...Waffle House in the morning,....hee hee...SPOT

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74254: A funny thing happened this morning- I woke up and discovered I was 50 years old. DANG! How'd that happen??! Hey,I can join AARP now- whoo hoo!!
Boo,I think I can climb up on those Home Depot toilets (even though I'm an elderly possum now!) so I'll yell out lots of crazy stuff for the both of us,ok?! Now,I may need some help getting down though!
Thanks for the birthday wishes y'all!

Spot,swing by and pick me up for Waffle House for breakfast,ok? See y'all there!
possum under a rock

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74255: You made it Possum. The big 5-0. Way to go. How many is that in Possum years by the way?

Sounds like Home Depot is a kill joy for you Boo. Better see what Lowe's has for you.

Thanks Mavis and Auh2o, and everyone for the welcome back and prayers for my wife.

Here's a little contest this morning, seeings how we just had the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11.
How many connections to the movie Apollo 13 to TAGS can you come up with? I'll start with the most obvious one. Ron Howard directed it.


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74256: HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSSUM!! After breakfast, we'll get Boo and Asa and Spot and we'll go to Home Depot, then Lowe's, then Builder's Supermarket and do some toilet sittin, and bathtub layin' we gotta pick a tub too remember, then we'll head on over to Me-They's for some lunch. After that, we'll go to Boo's to watch them men work on her new house. If Spot will let us, we'll go back to his place, check out his new camper and see if he will drag out the 4-Wheelers. We can ride all over his place, then come back and head to the barn for supper. We'll hold off on the cake since there will be so many candles on it, so we don't end up having the fire department out there again. Reckon if we get one of them ice cream cakes, it won't catch on fire??

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74257: Good morning everyone. Hot and sticky here.

Happy birthday POSSUM! Sounds like a plan, MAVIS!


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74258: Happy 50th Birtday to Possum. I am looking forward to the birthday party. I will be the designated driver for those who have too much cake and too much fun.

I have a funny toliet story. Last Spring we had to replace one of our toliets due to a leak in the tank. I sent Mr. Maude to Lowes to find one. He took forever to make a decision, went to Lowes and Home Depot, "sat" and pondered over all the different options and choices. He is about 6 foot tall and weighs about 240. I am about 5 feet tall and well my weight does not matter in this story. Anyway, he comes home with a toliet that has good ratings (didn't know there was such a thing) and installed it in the bathroom. It apparently uses less water to flush and has good strong flush abilities. The only problem is that it sits pretty tall off the floor and my feet have a hard time reaching the floor! It is the King of all toliets. He and my kids think it is too funny. I have elected to use the other bathroom much of the time. Next time I will go with him and do the sitting and pondering over the decision. so BOO, please remember to sit before you buy and make sure your feet will reach the floor.

Lunch menu will be: steak sandwhiches, steak fries, SLAW, fresh green beans, corn on the cob.
birthday cake and ice cream. tea, lemonade to drink.

see you at lunch.
Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74259: Now THAT is a funny story Maude! hahaha That would be my problem, Mr. Neff is 6 foot and I'm 5'1" I would hate not being able to reach the floor from my toilet! thanks for the laugh this morning.

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74260: MAUDE: "...my weight does not matter in this story." Too funny! I think we got the same toilet last year. It only uses a very little bit of water but the suction will move the shower curtain.

AUH2O: So far, the only healthcare plan that sounds like it makes any sense at all is the one being drawn up by the "gang of six" (three Dems and three Republicans). Instead of creating a public health care system, their plan calls for helping to create a health co-op, a private, non-profit insur*nce provider to help cover the uninsured and uninsurable. Their plan also calls for refrming various aspects of the system now in place, but nothing too earth shattering. Main things is that there plan advocates keeping government out and allowing the private sector to compete. In the end, if it works, it actually would save money for the taxpayer by moving some people now on the government dime into the private, nonprofit umbrella. Of course, I haven't read the nitty-gritty but thought it sounds promising. Just curious what you or anyone else thinks of it.


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74261: Hey Boo, how about if we get any birthday cash as gifts,we head over to Home Depot and buy Maude a step ladder so she can climb up to her toilet! Ha! Good story,Maude! I'll have an image of you throne sitting with your feet danging in the air for the rest of the day now!
Thanks again Porch friends for the birthday wishes.Not one "over the hill" joke yet.I admire your restraint-I know how hard it must be! Of course,Spot hasn't shown up yet-play nice,Spotty! And remember.. your day is less than 5 months away! Hee Hee
possum again

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74262: Oh, I've got one,Asa. Clint Howard,Ron's brother,who was little Leon (with the sammiches) on TAGS was in Apollo 13. He was one of the NASA control room guys.
What do I win??
possum once more

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74263: I got one too, Mr. Tucker talked about men circling the world, and the atronauts of Apollo 13 realy did. Do you think their legs fell asleep in that capsule? I wonder what causes that?


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74264: "s" and "l." those are the missing letters from my post above.


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74265: Happy Birthday POSSUM!....Asa, from now on I'm going to Lowes where the toilets are on the floor!

Yep, good plan Mavis. Count me in.

Thanks for that very sound toilet advice, Maude (funny story). I have long legs so probably won't have to worry about it. I am about 5-6 and my legs are longer that Bruce's...I always have to let the car seat back after he drives. Be sure I will still be doing some toilet-sitting before I decided what to buy (some potties just sit better than others).

M-T, "the suction will move the shower curtain..." hahaha....made me laugh out loud....and that thing about the "s and l"! You're killing me!

Better go put a roast in the ol' crock pot.


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74266:
Me-They As for the Heath Care reform nonsense, I think the plan is like sticking a bow tie on a pig. The "non-profit insur*nce provider" I believe is us. B.O. (has there ever been a more fitting acronym), in my humble opinion is a train wreck. The real B.O. was on display with his "community organizer" take with the cop vs the racist professor. Sorry, off topic, I guess to make a short answer even longer, the "Blue Dogs" are just puppies.


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74267: Thanks for lunch Big Maude...tomorrow night at the barn its POSSUM B-DAY PARTY NIGHT!...Happy Birthday my good friend...I will catch you in Dec...and when I came by to get you for breakfast why did you have that cane?;)-...Boo can we eat with you?..crock pot roast?..I will bring some frest veggies...Mavis lets have the party tomorrow night and suprise Possum!...Rev ship some Lobster for a boil...I will have peanuts going...all the tacky lights strung up in the trees..Asa will you help park cars and trucks?...pay will be $1.75 and hr....I will get the smoker going early tomorrow with boston butts on it...oh-man I cant wait.....ok...shopping to do....SPOT

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74268: Very good Possum. Leon (Clint Howard) was one of the guys at mission control.
The others I was thinking of was Lance Howard (Ron's Dad) was the preacher with Marilynn Lovell. Ron's Mom (can't remember her name now) played the part of Jim Lovells Mom. Gosh it seems like there was a couple of others, but my mind is blank.
Me They, I forgot about Mr. Tuckers reference to men circling the planet. Another one was when Barney was trying to rig up the intercom in the Courthouse. At the end of the scene Andy keys the mike and says "this is Mecrury Control, over and out." (that being a reference to the Mercury space program that was in full force in the 60's)

Auh2o, them blue puppies ain't even house broke. They just peed on the carpet when P.U.losi snapped the paper. :)

If we are sitting on toilets and laying in bathtubs, we best drive some riding mowers too. I'm in the market for a new one I think. VROOM VROOM, Move over sunday driver!


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74269: Didn't see you there Spot. Sure, I'll park the cars. Where's my crash helmet?


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74270: Yep SPOT, ya'll come on over. I also made tomato dumplings, fried potatoes and a pineapple upside down cake. I made all of mom's favorites to take to her today. She also had a birthday this week.

Yea, lets ride some mowers, ASA!


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74271:

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74272: AUH2O: The point I like about their plan is that the nonprofit is not government controlled or funded. Basically, it allows people who can't get insur*nce through their jobs to group together (co-op) for better rates. Like I said, I haven't heard the full plan, but it sounds like one I get get behind. Like I mentioned several weeks ago, the trick is finding a health care solution that lifts those without while not sinking teh rest of us. Obama's "plan" (actually, mofre of an "idea") is somewhere between ridiculous and scary.

I liked Ann Coulter's take on the Cambridge arrest. Funny, and dead-on.


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74273: Hey there ASA and BOO. Good thing I wasn't driving my mower. I'd have run right over your toes.


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74274: ouch...

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74275:
Boo, you're not that annoying that you have to read a book about it!! haha

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74276:
Boo, does your Yukon have memory seat positions?
Our Bravada does and it's great. Radio, seat, AC and mirrors all change to suit me when I press "Driver 2." (I know, I know, but we also have a Chevy pick-up, which I drive.)
PS- What-a-Burgers all around for the birthday girls!

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74277:
WooHoo--party time at Spot's. The Wildcats AND Freddie Fleet's Band!

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74278: Well now, MDC, maybe I am.... I actually bought it because I am dealing with an annoying friend at church who has always been annoying and now has decided that she is mad at me for something I didn't do. She won't talk to me, won't even look in my direction. It is due to a problem between her very annoying son and Sean. Why she is blaming me, no way to know if she isn't talking. It has gotten to the point that our pastor has asked her to come in for a conference because she seems to be mad at him, as well, but she refuses. What can you do but pray and wait? I am hoping the book will help me to do that. I have shared about this particular woman before. She has a history of terrible abuse and her children are her God. Her only mission in life is to make the perfect life for her two kids...she won't allow any problems, or discomfort and they have always gotten what they wanted. Because of that, the oldest child has major behavior problems that she refuses to admit. He lies to her, she chooses to believe it because it is easier than dealing with the problem. He even stolen from the pastor's home and from the church and nothing is done about it. Pastor didn't allow the boy into his home for over a year because the stealing was found out and the boy gave his parents a convenient lie and they chose to believe it. Wish they would wake up before something worse happens.

Better go take some food to mom..


PS, yes MDC, my Yukon has a memory seat thing but I have never even used it except by accident one time.

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74279: Boo get that food to mom and then we will dig in...yall remember the party tomorrow night at the barn...dancing,horse shoe throwing,big fire,bbq..Asa I will get you a helmet...MDC you will be in charge of getting the band lined up!..Maude will bring slaw,Boo tea,Me bbq,possum baked beans with bacon...of for tonight lets head to Boo"s....I will bring a jar of hot peppers...SPOT

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74280:
Spot,you bet! Don't forget what the MDC stands for! ha
I'll bring brisco and all the boys and Charlene and Dud too. We'll be pickin' and grinnin'
all night! Old Dan Tucker, Cindy, Cindy, you name it! (:
Mr Darlin's Cuz

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74281:
Boo- have Bruce set the memory seats for your BD
present! You'll love it! Takes out all the adjusting each time. On ours, we set everything the way we want, your mirror, seat, radio, AC, then press the 1 or 2, and you're all set to go! C

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74282: My My yall...all this pre-set stuff...yall are spoiled...;)...heck im just glad my truck even has windows...SPOT

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74283: Spot,you're letting us have the party at your barn? After what happened the last time? Man,you're a brave soul! You'd better have a bucket brigade standing by and you just might not have any windows left after Boo and I take turns driving your truck tomorrow night! Whoo hoo!
Remember,Me-They offered his place for the party,but I'm afraid if we serve anything with mayo,or somebody shows up barefooted,he'll have himself a conniption fit or something-ha!
Ok,guess if Spot's dumb,er,I mean GENEROUS enough to host the party-it's on!
possum again

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74284:
Yup, MT has those compelshuns, ya know! ha
Now possum, ya gotta behave yourself. Just becuz
you are the big 5-0, and Romeena's out of town,
that don't mean you get to pole dance! haha
We'll have to get Mayor pappabear to have his
wife ride in on the horse. teehee
LOTS of prayers! (:

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74285: WE'RE spoiled, SPOT?..I saw that camper of yours and you're the spoiled on! hehe ;-)

See you tomorrow night SPOT. We can make one of those "redneck jaccuzzi's"...you hang an old bathtub from two poles and build a fire under it. I saw a picture of it and I think we could do it. Of course only two of us could fit in it at a time but we could all take turns.


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74286: Good idea about the redneck jacuzzi,Boo. I will need to soak these old 50 yr. old bones tomorrow night after I "get off of the pole"- oh,my! Where do you come up with this stuff,MDC?! Yer a nut! Ha!
Actually,I think we should leave the pole dancing to Asa.He should still have his moves down from his act of many years over at the Gigolo Club in Yancey!
old possum again

July 30, 2009 - Msg 74287: I think Aunt Romeena needs to come back and get you all back in line! There will be NO pole dancing at the Christmas party (unless you are wearing a toolbelt);-)

"Hey" to Old Possum (your words, not mine)....

SPOT, I forgot to tell you that Bruce will also be doing all the cable stuff (putting in cable for internet, etc). It is part of what he does on the job so he can do that himself and save some money.

We were out at the place tonight and they put up the tresses (I think that's what you call them) for the upstairs floor. They are moving right along. I thought is was going to rain while I was out there. Things darkened up but the rain never came. That is good for us while the house is being put up but we sure could use the rain in the area.

Well, guess I will relax and read my "Annoying People" book...


July 30, 2009 - Msg 74288: Dang, did I say "Christmas Party?!! See, I turn 47 tomorrow and I am already getting senile. Geez...


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74289: Morning porch.
Happy Birthday Boo. Has your hair turned blue yet? (hee hee hee, jk) Hope you have a wonderful birthday Boo. You deserve it. Maybe I'll get you one of them cushioned toilet seats for a birthday party or a house warmimg. I think you can even get em heated now, although in your climate you may want one with a chiller in it. They are called trusses btw.

Possum, 50 and a day now. Shall we start the countdown clock for your 51st birthday? Speaking of countdown clocks, I hear tell msnbc actually was showing one yesterday prior to the "beer summit" (the b.o. photo op). Is it any wonder folks can't take this network serious anymore?

Where you at Hazel? Salty Dog? N.N.? Charlotte Tucker? Homemaker? Get in here.

Hope y'all have a blessed Friday.


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74290: Good morning everyone. Busy morning here, but I had to stop by and wish BOO a very happy birthday. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74291: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to BOO!!!

We can have ourselves a Christmas Party if we want one-ain't ya ever heard of Christmas in July?!

Y'all have a good day ( rest up!)& I'll se ya at Spot's tonight for the birthday/Christmas party!
possum under a rock

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74292: Bah! Humbug!

Just kidding.


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74293: Yuk yuk, very funny ASA. My hair is not blue yet nor will it ever be gray thanks to my hairdresser. Thanks for the birthday wish and I would love the heated/chilled/cushioned toilet seat. BTW, thanks for the affirmation (tresses) :-) (whispering) Asa, are you going to do your special toolbelt dance for me at the party tonight (blushing)...? I may be getting old but I still enjoy a good toolbelt dance now and then.

Hey Me-They! Thanks for stopping by to wish me a Happy Birthday. You know you're my buddy.

Thanks Possum! Actually one of my good friends who lives in Nevada (unfortunately) had a Christmas in July party this week (without me...sniff). They even had a white elephant gift exchange! (she got a Buns of Steel video from the 80's, which that cowgirl does NOT even need).

Busy day and Erin was up with diarrhea last night. Whoopee, what a way to start the day. I'm a might tired this morning but ready to face 47. You guys certainly have brightened my morning with your birthday wishes! Be back later...


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74294: Oh, hey there Mr. Scrooge!


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74295: Diarrhea, huh? Not exactly a birthday dream come true. Sorry, BOO. Sorrier for poor Erin!


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74296: Thanks for the sympathy, M-T. Hopefully she is over it now and she doesn't seem to feel bad so maybe we can get on with the day.

Possum, I just got your e-card, thanks!


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74297: Oh, wanted to share a quote with you that seems fitting for starting another year of life:

Concerning discipline, Tom Landry said, "...doing what I don't want to do in order to get what I have always wanted."...time to think about getting in better shape (groan).


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74298: I like the christmas in July birthday party theme!We could even put up a christmas tree and hang birthday presents from it!I don't know about that bathtub over a fire jacuzzui though.First,you'd have to have a ladder to get in,then you'd have to climb back down the ladder to get out.Ladders and and fires and squeezins just ain't a good mix I'm thinkin.-ky girl

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74299: Hey, I'm glad I popped in just in time to say Happy Birthday to Boo!
So, Happy Birthday Boo! :)

Don't know why I haven't been popping in more often. Maybe due to the fact that I haven't been watching TAGS on TvLand anymore, and so have been kind of distant from the cyber-Mayberry as well, I don't know.
But my brother just gave me a bunch of TAGS tapes that he bought at a garage sale or something, so maybe I can get back into it, and without the annoying promos every other minute.
The tapes say they are uncut with original epilogues. But I forgot, don't they show the epilogues with the ones on tv?
Anyway, that was nice of my brother to do that. And he didn't even know that I had not been watching the show on tv and had been missing it.

Talk to you all later. Or "ya'll". ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74300: We laugh in the face of danger, KYGirl!

Thanks Sterling!! We watch alot of TAGS on DVD around here. I think that the epilogues are missing from some of the TV eps to make room for more commercials, unfortunately.


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74301: Have I mentioned lately that you guys are the best? :-]


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74302: Well, if you have it still wasn't nearly enough ;-).

Good to see STERL:ING and KY GIRL. Instead of using a ladder, how about a pogo stick. It adds an element of style, don't it?


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74303:
Good thing about a Christmas in July party is
that your tongue won't stick tothe flagpole!!

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74304:
Can we turn in Possum during the "cash for klunkers" program?? teehee! Just ribbin' ya postum. "25 and 25 (do a jig) 50!"
I heard they just poured in another 2 bil !!

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74305: I thought I heard a sucking sounds coming from my wallet.


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74306: Well hello gang...happy b-day Boo!...hey MDC,Asa,possum,m-t,Romeena,Tom and all...auh20 will you help asa park cars?...well Its double b-day bash at the barn tonight!!..got the Butts smoking and drinks in the tubs of ice..gas for the 4-wheelers,lights strung up,waiting on the band...Boo you and possum are the guest of honor!...but yall lets keep the fire in the barrell tonight ok....Lucy you and hazel show up now ya here...see yall in a bit...Boo know its your b-day but we need that sweet tea...Maude slaw...and who is gona bring the baked beans?...SPOT

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74307:
Hey Folks

It's a beautiful day here.

Me-They I just don't like any of the health care plans, none. I don't like co-ops if other people do, great. I feel like I know what's best for my family not some government political officer. When I hear someone say "I feel your pain," I reach for my wallet. Profit motives and risk factors, while not perfect, are so much more efficient and fair than councils of men. I really believe the big difference between Socialism and Capitalism is that Capitalism works. God Bless Adam Smith rah rah! And with that, I think I am done commenting on current political events, at least those with the potential to clear the Porch, which no one does better than me. I guess I'm just wired different. I'm even gonna change my handle to a more "Mayberryish" one.


July 31, 2009 - Msg 74308:
I didn't mean for that post to sound so short.

auh2o(for now)

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74309:
AUH20- I don't care what everyone else says about
you, I think your a great guy! ha
How about "Gold TRUCK" for a handle? That way you
will have a mayberrish name, yet we see the
irony of our money being just sifting sand! (:

OK gang, I'll see you at spot's tonight. Possum will
start the musical toilet sittin' contest, and the Darling boys will headline. I'll play jugs!
Spot will start the pole climbing competition,
and BOO will ride the quads.
Prayers for all,

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74310: YEE- ha!

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74311: "You need to get yourself a ROOM."

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74312: Well gang just watch for Asa in the pasture parking cars and trucks and tractors...dont hit him..he sometimes stumbles with those open toe shoes!..Pole Climbing competion?..oh my..we better get a net for some..Butts are smoking and music playing...possum you look funny on that toilet all out in the open!!...well Boo put those gallon jugs of tea on the table in the barn (that is tea aint it;)...MDC dont ride the 4-wheeler thru the pea patch!..auh20 why do you have a horse shoe around your neck?...well things seem to be going as planned!...BBQ in about an hr...spot

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74313: Well,we made it to the party-finally! Boo and I had some trouble deciding on what to wear.Naturally,we both have on our dangly earrings,but I thought maybe I'd see if I could borrow ky girl's fancy skirt-y'all know the one she wears to church that's got martini glasses and wine bottles on it?! But when I mentioned it to Boo,SHE wanted to wear it. We had a potential problem brewing until we said to ourselves,we said "Selves, this IS a Christmas in July party,ain't it? Let's put on our Christmas tree skirts!" So, with that decision out of the way,we finally made it.Don't we look purty? And boy,am I having fun toilet sitting out here in spot's pasture! I do have to get up and dodge Asa parking those vehicles every so often,but all in all,I'm having a swell time!
Spot,that's a special tea Boo got from the Morrison sister's-strictly for celebrating,is all. Hic-cup!
Oh,and the pole's not there for any climbing contests,Spot. Asa is gonna revive his Gigolo Club routine-tonight!
"Don't Look,Ethel!"

MDC,you and your comments! Ha!Cash for clunkers? 25 & 25- fifty! Funny!
I hear Carl Benson's mama warming up on the saxophone,so the Wildcats must be getting ready to play. Come on,Boo,they're playing "Happy Birthday"-let's go blow out the candles. Somebody stand by with the garden hose!
ol' 25& 25 possum!

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74314: Hey to the porch! I'm finally showing up for the party...Happy Birthday Possum & Boo! I believe I'll go stand my young and innocent self in the corner with my eyes covered, what with all the adult entertainment you all have planned for the evening. ;)

Glad you didn't have problems with those beetles, Asa. They were something fierce here. My hubby decided to try and trap the coons that were invading the corn, so he borrowed a trap from a friend at work, and would you all believe that he didn't catch himself a raccoon, but a pretty black and white stiped cat...of the pole variety. It's been a couple of days, and it's still out there. (As far as I know anyway - I'm not checking!) I think hubby must be trying to figure out a way to get the thing out without fumigating our corn. :P

Hard to believe that tomorrow is Aug 1st. This year, and especially this summer, has flown by.

Prayers for all the needs among us and around us. Y'all have a great evening.

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74315: Somebody PLEASE get the hose...Possum you and Boo look real nice...possum the Christmas skirts look purty...but Asa hanging the lights on ya aint to safe is it?...Look as Asa with that I pod dancing in the pasture ....well the BBQ is just about ready....Carl Bensons wife...oh-my...have the Morrison sisters showed up yet?....SPOT

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74316: Good evening folks! I'm ready for the party and ready to dance. so who wants to dance? Where is Al? take care and Happy Birthday Girls :)
Big Maude

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74317: I will dance with ya Maude!...I even dusted myself for fleas tonight!....Asa has got those cars and trucks and tractors Jammed in so"s NOBODY is gona leave till late...SPOT

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74318: Spot,this is a great party you are throwing for Boo and Possum.That comment could be taken two ways ,the one about the smoking butts.considering the bathtub is hanging over that fire.I'm just saying what has already been said,have that waterhose ready!You had me lol Possum with the comment about the skirt I wear to church.I sure do like those christmas tree skirts you all have.O.k.,where did my dangly earrings go?-ky girl

July 31, 2009 - Msg 74319: Ky you better find those ear-rings before our dance...Maude can really swing....yee-haw...possum get off that toilet...Asa has his I-pod all twisted up around his neck...jeezz...SPOT

August 01, 2009 - Msg 74320: Hope ya'll liked my baked beans, I made them special with molasses in them, mmmmm good! Asa you must be listening to Cyndi Lauper to end up all tied up in yer IPod, can't take him anywhere can we Spot I think I saw MDC with yer dangly earrings ky girl he had somebody's earrings on. Now I want to know who put the bubbles in the toilet & the bathtub???

August 01, 2009 - Msg 74321: Great party, thanks to SPOT and his smoking butt. (hehe)...and yes, it was tea, not squeezins (hic).

Maude, Mr. Shwump is looking for someone to dance with and he has a great-looking toupe'...did I spell that right?

Great baked beans, Mavis. Time for Karaoke...Who's gonna sing ABBA? Barry Mannilow?...I'm drunk enough now that I can listen to it.


August 01, 2009 - Msg 74322: Well, I guess the party is over now and everyone is home in his own little bed. :-)

My family and me had a little cookout this evening out at the homesite. Our builder (Mike) was still there when we arrived and the poor thing had fallen through the ceiling onto the concrete floor 9 ft below earlier in the day. Thank God he wasn't seriously injured. So scary! He scraped up his left side and cut his fingers on one hand as he grabbed for the beam when he fell and grabbed a piece of metal. I felt so sorry for him. Even with his ordeal, the dear man handed me a birthday card when I saw him. How nice. Say a little prayer for Mike. He is in his 50's (no spring chicken) and I am sure he will be hurting tomorrow.

Boy, it was hot and humid this evening and windy. The sand was blowing and it was hard to keep our paper plates on our laps but we had a nice time. My MIL's car got stuck in the sand and Bruce had to pull it out with the tractor (what I like to call "redneck entertainment"), then Bruce's truck got stuck. It was dark, so we just left it there and he will pull it out in the morning. We need rain to pack down all the loose sand. The place is looking good and they have decked the upstairs and the stairs are in place.

Guess what I got for my birthday? Bruce and the kids gave me something I had been wanting, a new Life Application bible. Black leather, with my name in silver on the front. I love it! It has lots of study helps and commentary. Bruce also got me a cake from my favorite cake shop...chocolate on chocolate with red roses. I save some for ya'll. Come by tomorrow for cake! Love you, friends. :-}


August 01, 2009 - Msg 74323: Sorry about the poor grammar...


August 01, 2009 - Msg 74324: Well gang the party was a BLAST..got lots of clean up tp do but no Fire!...I think the bubbles helped...mavis im gona carry those left over beans to work tonight ok...Boo hun you and that Karaoke..but the moves you put with that Abba tune was quite impressive!..possum right behind you...Asa finally got un tangled and fell asleep on someones hood.....well lets all meet at Waffle House...nothing like Waffle House after a night of partying....now whos b-day is next?....SPOT

August 01, 2009 - Msg 74325: Boy have I got a headache.... and slivers from that pole. Boo, next time you talk me into doing a pole dance it ain't gonna be on one of Spots power poles. OUCH!
Mavis, how goes your house project? Are you moved in yet?
KY Girl, I see one of your danglies (earings) hanging on the roof fan. Don't ask me how it got there.
And how did all these meatballs end up in the potting soil?

Glad your builder didn't get hurt to much Boo. You just don't bounce as well at 50 as you did at 30. :)

Well time to fire up the mower and do my Saturday morning ritual. Hope it'll run ok today.
I may just be picking my first corn of the season tonight too. Mmmm-mmmm, good stuff.


August 01, 2009 - Msg 74326: Mornin' Y'all. Spot,check your camper.Seems like I remember us playing Cowboy and Indians as the party was winding down last night and I sorta recollect somebody being tied up and dumped in the camper. Let's see: ROLL CALL.. Mavis,Spot,ky girl,Maude,Boo, Asa,MDC,and myself.We're all accounted for.
Uh-oh- I think it's Miss Sherry all trussed up in the camper! Spot,if she's mad when you untie her,tell her that Romeena did it. Ha!
See y'all at Waffle House after Spot rescues Miss Sherry.
possum under a rock

August 01, 2009 - Msg 74327: Possum,I think Miss Sherry will still remember us tying her up!We best lay low for awhile until she's had a few days to cool off.Thanks Asa for lettin me know where my other earring went.Spot if you'd be kind enough to get it down for me I'd appreciate it.I can't climb when I'm sober.-ky girl

August 01, 2009 - Msg 74328: Time for corn again, ASA? Yipee!..send some my way, will ya? Sorry about the splinters...I sang ABBA?...I must of been hittin' the squeezins pretty hard. Please tell me I didn't do Mannilow??

I had nothin' to do with tying anybody up...that's not my style. :-)


August 01, 2009 - Msg 74329: I'm just glad it was Miss Sherry and not me. I can't fathom being tied up to a toilet all night long! Hee Hee

possum again

Boo, your rendition of "Mandy" brought tears to my eyes!

August 01, 2009 - Msg 74330: Great balls o' fire! I can't go off and leave you people for even a few days. Just look at you! Splinters where you shouldn't have splinters, headaches, lost earrings, bathtub stuck up in a tree, toilet out in a field, meatballs in the potting soil, and Miss Sherry tied up in the camper. And don't you dare tell her I did it, because I didn't! Sounds like things really got out of hand while I was gone. Guess I'll have to hire a sitter for you all, as well as for Toye Starr next time I leave.

We had a wonderful time in Branson. Eleven of us, most of us have known each other for over thirty years, lots of shared history, good times and hard times. If any of you don't know about Branson, it's just south of Springfield, MO, and it's a wonderful place to visit. The locals are extremely friendly and kind, and you can feel free to talk about Jesus anywhere and everywhere, and they'll join right in. The clerks in the store will say things like "It was a God thing", or "God really helped me with that", and such as that. It's not put-on, it's just a part of life there. The shows are clean family entertainment, and they're all high quality productions. We saw "Noah, the Musical", at the Sight & Sound Theater, and I have never been so impressed. I've seen Broadway shows in New York, I've seen a lot of professional theater in a lot of places, and this tops anything I've ever seen. The sheer scope of it - the sets, the special effects, the lights, the performers, and of course the message it presents - just wonderful! Eloise and I are trying to figure a way to get back up there before the run closes at the end of October, and take our kids and grandkids. It's marvelous!

Happy birthday to all you youngsters who got a year older recently, and prayers for Lucy, Keith and others who have requested, or who need them.

Well, I'm off on a landscape light fixture search. Two of my old fixtures out back died, that's why the GFI kept tripping. Ted just took them off the circuit, so now I only have three fixtures wired in and one isn't working now after the rain, so it's time to just replace them. I think I have a handle on some smaller ones that use the curly bulbs - am off to go see them. I hate those little bulbs in the house, but outdoors in a colored floodlight fixture, they'll work fine, save a little energy and (I hope) be more watertight than my old ones.

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

P.S. ASA, I'm sure glad you decided to move back to Mayberry. We have missed you! And yes, just where IS Tom>

August 01, 2009 - Msg 74331: ROMEENA'S BACK!! (BIG SMILE) Glad you had fun.

Forgot to mention (I think) that Lucy is home and out of the hospital.


August 01, 2009 - Msg 74332: Uh-oh,Mama Ro's back. I've got the feeling that I ain't gonna be doing any toilet sitting (or any other kind of sitting) for quite some time! I don't wanna go to the woodshed again- Boo hoo hoo!!

possum again

August 01, 2009 - Msg 74333: Oh,before I get my whupping,let me say that I'm glad to know Lucy is home.Thanks,Boo.
possum once more

August 01, 2009 - Msg 74334: And Possum,may I add,with the type of shennanigans we had at the party,we better be like Ro's child that kept a bag packed for when he got knocked into next week!I believe thats how you put it Ro.I still laugh about that.Glad to hear your trip was good.Did you happen to see or go to the RFD TV theatre there?Just wondering because I have seen that advertised on RFD TV-ky girl