October 10, 2009 - Msg 75556: Hey, Floyd. To my knowledge, I'm the only porchster going on the cruise. My friend Eloise will be with me, as she was last year, but no other porchsters are going, I'm sorry to say. Spot, take note.

Well, my suitcase is packed, the kitchen is clean, there's a fresh jug of tea in the fridge (my friend Deanna, who is staying with Starr, likes tea as much as I do) and the master bathroom is clean, with fresh towels out. Just need to dust in the bedroom, will change the linens in the morning, and that will about do it.

I think Starr is beginning to smell a rat, she is sticking even closer to me than usual, poor little thing. She just hates for me to leave her. This will be for six and a half days, too. She's really going to be upset, I'm afraid, but Deanna will be good to her, doesn't mind if she sleeps on the bed and will give her lots of cuddles. She'll be okay.

Be blessed, friends. See you next Saturday. --Romeena

October 10, 2009 - Msg 75557: With all I had to do, still I took time to sweep the porch. Now you just can't ask for more than that. --Romeena

October 10, 2009 - Msg 75558: See you Monday, Romeena! You other Porchsters...get ready for next years Mayberry Cruise! http://anewsome.googlepages.com/

October 11, 2009 - Msg 75559:
Hello porch family.....had a great day out with Mrs Rev. We really enjoyed our day.

Ro....be careful and have a grand ole time.

Spot.....yea man that was a stomping on the Dogs. I didn't see it but the wife and I were out for dinner and I saw the score. SC has TN coming up soon.

Bo....saw your coments on Facebook about my new pics......funny lady:) I'll have to get some to Ro for the Mayberry album.

Well it's late and I need some sleep. Have a good night and a great worship day.
Love and prayers!

October 11, 2009 - Msg 75560: Ro,enjoy yourself! We'll miss our "Mother Figure",but guess we will try to behave while you're gone!

October 11, 2009 - Msg 75561: Speak for yourself Possum. I have no intention of behaving while Ro is off galavanting the high seas. I plan on devious and decedent behavior.


October 11, 2009 - Msg 75562: OK, y'all heard him! Everyone needs to keep an eye on Asa while I'm gone. Don't let him get into any trouble. Good luck!

I'm about ready to leave, still 45 minutes before Eloise and Jerry come by. My warpaint is on, hair is clean (still wet, but it'll dry) and just need to put my clothes on. Suitcase is packed, small carry-on is packed, all is ready. Starr has plastered her small self to my ankle, so I know she knows what's up. Poor little girl, she's such a loving puppy. I left the old long t-shirt I slept in last night in her little cuddle bed - maybe she'll get some comfort from that. She has already found it and rolled on it!

I'll be thinking of you all - my second family - and praying for the needs of which I'm aware. Be blessed, dear porch. --Romeena

October 11, 2009 - Msg 75563: Morning gang.......breakfast? SPOT

October 11, 2009 - Msg 75564: ok I've got breakfast this morning.Eggs anyway you like them,link sausage,peppered bacon,hashbrowns,biscuits,and gravy,coffee,oj,and any thing you'd like to drink.Have a great trip Ro and Floyd.Talk to you all in a bit-ky girl

October 11, 2009 - Msg 75565: ky girl, Man that peppered bacon was GOOD.SPOT

October 11, 2009 - Msg 75566:
Spot,be on standby-we might have to turn your barn into a padded cell for Asa while Ro's off on her cruise! We can't have him running wild all over Mayberry!

Been over at Mama's all day,but it hasn't been too bad. We've been resting for the most part,talking,I've showed her YouTube videos! Will stay until the caregiver lady arrives in a little over an hour.How am I doing on the laptop computer y'all? I think I'm getting EPT with it!
Y'all have a good evening.Come over to the rock later-I'm making tacos!
possum again

October 11, 2009 - Msg 75567:
Hello porch family.....doing something today that I don't get to do very often......relax on a Sunday. Loving it!

Possum....we'll be over for those tacos

Love and prayers for all the porch family!

October 11, 2009 - Msg 75568: Love and prayers for the porch family from this side! Hope everyone had a restful Sunday.
Off to the ironingboard.
Safe trip Ro & Floyd...boy am I jealous! ~New Neighbor

October 11, 2009 - Msg 75569: Hi All.
Mavis- your rain hads come here, so now I will sending ir back.
I am jealous to would love to go what RO & FLOYD.

October 12, 2009 - Msg 75570:
Morning Folks

Asa-We're suppose to see some of your snow this week this, maybe tonight. It won't be too bad I bet, that fun usually doesn't start here until December, there 'bouts.

I was hoping to stop back by to say see ya to Romeena an Floyd. I bet ya they have a good time.

MDC & Asa-I really don't put much stock into the Noble Prize, never really have. Just look at past Presidential winners to see where they stand, individual liberty is nowhere to be found. It's kinda like caring what the U.N. has to say. Who does?


October 12, 2009 - Msg 75571:
oops! Nobel Prize, that shows how much attention I give it. hehe


October 12, 2009 - Msg 75572: I hope you will true to your word Asa, and get devious and decadent...we could use a little excitement around here. I'm in if you want to plan a crime while Romeena's gone (shhhh).

Hope Ro has a fantastic time without us..sure she will!:-)

SNOW, Auh2o??...boo hoo...I would love some snow! It is warming up again after a little cool front this weekend...highs in the 70's friday, sat and sunday and cloudy. We had cook out on the place yesterday and the weather was just perfect for porch sittin' and story telling. We had a few friends out, including Michelle, the girl I have been telling you about and you have prayed for. She is doing great and moved into a nicer, more strict group home for women in recovery. She loves it and has her own little apartment that she shares with 2 other women. i was really proud of her yesterday because when i picked her up for churchs he was really tired because she had been up late. It turns out that one of the women in the apartment was sneaking around and getting high, so Michelle called the woman in charge of the home and reported it. She said that the woman came home high and smelling of marajuana and since that was Michelle's drug of choice, she knew that she didn't need that kind of thing around her if she is going to stay sober. The woman in charge came right over that night, questioned everyone in the apartment, made the woman who was high submit to a drug test and made her pack her things and get out immediately. She doesn't put up with anything and that is exactly what Michelle needs. She just completed her 90 days of sobriety. She talked to me more about her past yesterday and it just broke my heart. Folks, this is a girl that can make it with a little help and is so strong. Please continue your prayers for Michelle, as she is trying to get her GED right now and is not having much luck finding a job. She is attending all her required meetings but still no job. I have been buying her food and household things she needs but she really wants to work. She is talking about selling her plasma for money..said she has done it in the past.

Better get Erin to school...


October 12, 2009 - Msg 75573: Mornin' Y'all. Boo,i commend Michelle for trying to steer clear of those demons. Bless her-she is in my prayers. Give me a Jubi update when you can,okay?
Spot didn't fix breakfast again? What are we gonna do with that dawg?!!
Ok,let's head over to the diner.Dutch treat ,but I'll leave a quarter for Olive.
possum under a rock

October 12, 2009 - Msg 75574: Hey there Possum! Jubi is still doing fine, getting stronger and I saw yesterday without her cap for the first time in many months. Her hair is growing back. It just covers her head but is a pretty strawberry blonde color...different from before. She looks great. They just take it a day at a time and pray the cancer doesn't return. For now, things are great.

Have to go into town today to buy an stove during the columbus day sales. It's our last appliance to buy...yay! oh, unless you count the water heater. They finished the texture of the walls at the house on Friday so things are moving along.

Better scoot..


October 12, 2009 - Msg 75575: Morning porch, hope everyone is ready for the week. Safe travels for Romeena. Boo, glad Jubi is doing okay. working today, trying to anyway.

I finally went to the dentist for my toothache, looks like I will be having a root canal in few weeks. OUCH.

weather is cool today with rain expected later today.

Lunch menu will be: steak sandwhiches, SLAW, broasted potatoes. Honeybun cake for dessert.
tea, lemonade to drink.

everyone have a blessed day.

Big Maude

October 12, 2009 - Msg 75576:
KY girl, you sure know how to put on a
breakfast feast! thanks
And now lunch by maude! wow.
Possum and the dishtowel salesman start a moulage whilst Romeena
and Floyd are away! ha
I also heard that Asa was dancing on the tables in Yancy again!
Boy, such goings on! ha
Ya all have a good day and continued pryers for
the folks in the philippines and indonesea!

October 12, 2009 - Msg 75577:
Oh boo, that IS good news about Michelle!!
How far along is your house now?

October 12, 2009 - Msg 75578: Glad to hear some positive news about Jubi,Boo.Continued prayers for her.
For you as well,Big Maude. Root canal- yikes!
MDC, I am too tired to even WASH dishes,let alone run off with the dish towel saleman! I think you've got me mixed up with someone else. Homemaker? Hazel? Myra Koontz? LOL
I did hear about Asa shaking his groove thing again over in Yancey. I've got Spot on standby in case we need to use his barn as a lock up for Asa while Ro's away!
Y'all have a good evening. Taking Mama back to the orthopedic doc in the morning,so extra prayers please. We need some good news-like maybe we can get rid of that cumbersome boot she's wearing. If we can get her out of that,she will be able to do a lot more for herself. I'll check in tomorrow when I can. Y'all be good!
possum under a rock

October 12, 2009 - Msg 75579: Yes it is.:-)

The house is coming along. Bought a new stove/oven for the house today and I think I decided on the countertops. I chose the quartz countertops (called HanStone)...same thing as Silestone or Zodiac, if you are familiar with those. Looks kind of like granite but even more durable and won't stain. Also, I could cover the 9 ft kitchen island with it in one big peice. If I went with the granite, they couldn't do it in one long peice. If you go to Hanstone website you can probably see it...It's called "Swan Cotton". I decided to put Corian in the laundry room because it is half the price and very durable, too. So, got a couple of things accomplished today. They will start putting the primer coat on the interior walls this week and finish the caulking and trim on the exterior so it can be painted. I have to choose my tile for the bathrooms this week, too..yuck. I had making decisions, especially on a budget. I have to keep the tile cost to 2 dollars a sq ft. They started putting on the barn roof today. It looks like a real barn on the inside...rafters and all. All the cabinets are still being built and I haven't seen any of them yet.

Gotta get going to the rehab...pray for us if you can.


October 12, 2009 - Msg 75580: Hey gang im still here....more rain and flooding...prayers to all and im headed to work to try to help out....will holler soon as I can....send food....SPOT

October 12, 2009 - Msg 75581: Hi All.
SPOT keep the rain there because I'm gitting all the cold here.


October 12, 2009 - Msg 75582:
Hello porch family.

Spot.....prayers for you guys. I was thinking about you today while we were getting so much rain here. Was wondering if ya'll were getting it too. Guess you were. We got over 3 inches today.

Boo....have a blessed night at the rehab! Praying!

Love and prayers for all the porch family!

October 13, 2009 - Msg 75583: Thanks REV, it was a good night. We have a couple girls we meet with on one hall who know nothing about the bible, been unchurched all their lives and they are just wonderful to spend time with...so many questions! When we met on the other hall, we had a a larger group and one of the girls who is 16 found out yesterday that she is pregnant. She was terrified and kept asking if God would take her baby because of her sin. I talked with her for quite awhile know she has an anxiety disorder of some kind and is bipolar. They took her off her med because she is pregnant, which will make things worse for her. Bless her heart, i felt so sorry for her. Imagine being 16, pregnant and far from any family or friends, locked up. There is lots of drama in that place, too, which doesn't help.

Got to get Erin to school...


October 13, 2009 - Msg 75584: Hey Porch.
Hope you are all well.

Boo, you may be the only mortal friend that poor girl has. Good hing you are there for her and can direct her in good things.

Well I think we need to have us a bash at Ro's house. I just happen to know where she keeps her extra keys. Let's plan it for Thursday night, about 6. Pot luck. Y'all bring something tasty. I'll see if I can get the Morrison Sisters to provide drink and preservitives. I'll even tune up my bongos. Who wants to make the sign?

Sorry about the root canal Maude. But it will make you better. I had a tooth hurting so bad once that it was a real blessing to see the Dentist and get a root canal. And I'm like you, I hate the Dentist.

Boy Rev, you're all wet! HA! 3 inches? Dang buddy, I bet you're all wrinkely from that.

Spot, what you bringing to eat for the party?

HM, you can even bring your meatballs. Ro has all kinds of hiding places in her palace.

Well better go find my bongos. I wanna be ready.


October 13, 2009 - Msg 75585: MDC,you got your story confused,that was me that run off with the dish towel salesaman!But,I think I can make it to the party at Romeena's.I'll bring some chicken wings and smoked sausage appetizers.Whoever has my dangly earrings,I'd like to have them back to wear to this party.Hey,we should take some party pics at Ro's house and send them to her email !I'll bet we could hear her all the way across the ocean,wouldn't need a phone!haha!-ky girl

October 13, 2009 - Msg 75586: PAR-TAY at Ro's house! I am SO there, ASA. I'm gonna bring a big bucket of Hawaiian Punch but ya'll have to be careful not to spill it on her white carpet. Why don't we just make it a sleepover? She has plenty of room and that way we can stay up and play loud music REAL late... I think we could plan some fun games with that remote controlled sprinkler system she has in the backyard...is the pond big enough to swim in?


October 13, 2009 - Msg 75587:
Such goings on, such goings on! tsk..tsk! (:
Ya all better watch it, Ro may have a webcam
set up in her living room! haha
BOO- my prayers for those girls you mentioned,
for sure.
Rev- good to see ya. Hope all ok with all that rain!
spot- prayers for your area too.
Busy day today. Take care all,

October 13, 2009 - Msg 75588: Boo,you were reading my mind about the sprinkler system and the pond!Asa,be careful with your toolbelt in that pond.With those green bullets and all it might mess up the filter system.Should I bring the dish towel salesman along?-ky girl

October 13, 2009 - Msg 75589: I don't know aboout bringing those meatballs homemaker,if Toye starr gets ahold of one of them,she will for sure have an upset stomach.But,you could feed them to that troublesome cat that is always hanging around her backyard-ky girl

October 13, 2009 - Msg 75590: Will someone bring some good homemade chili. With lots of beans. We'll see if we can turn that fish pond inot a bubbling hot tub. Heee- hawwww.


October 13, 2009 - Msg 75591: PARTY! good deal....i will try to get off work early...more rain headed this way...will check back in a bit...se ya at the party...I will bring some pork bbq...Rev we will send you a plate....got to run...busy...SPOT

October 13, 2009 - Msg 75592: I wanted to play with the sprinkler system,but Boo beat me to it!
Well,I'm gonna drive around in Ro's cadillac! Spot,you want to ride shotgun?
YOUTS cruising the town- I might even put spot behind the wheel & let him drive like Gilly Walker!
Guess I broke my promise to Mama Ro-uh,oh! Ha Ha Ha
possum under a rock

October 13, 2009 - Msg 75593: Oh,speaking of Mama's- the doctor told mama she has to wear the boot for another 6-8 weeks,maybe 4 more after that. He suggested a nursing home while she's on the mend. She balked BIG time. My sister,my mama's best friend,& myself,got nowhere.Sure would make it a LOT easier on all involved,but no.This lady is as stubborn as they come.She wants what she wants.Case closed.
So.. I guess money will fall from the sky to pay the lady who stays nights. The rest of the caregiving is on me & sister if she ever recovers from surgery. Wyoming sis did send some money.
Keep praying friends. Thanks so much.
possum again

October 13, 2009 - Msg 75594:
Hello porch family.....been packing the motorhome up today for another tour. I leave tomorrow for Tx.

Asa and MDC....yep we've had the rain. But were fine. It was so nice today so I was able to get somethings done before my trip but more rain tomorrow. 100% they are saying.

OK Spot....send the party food. By the way....I'll be heading through the Big A tomorrow so I'll blow as I go by.

Once I leave, no really sure if I'll have internet until next week. So I may be away from my rocker a few days. Keep it dusted off for me please.
Will be praying for all the porch family. Please pray that something I sing or say on this tour will encourage and stir the church and also that it would bring a desire in the heart of the unbeliever to know about about the saving love of our wonderful Jesus! O Lord that is my prayer!

Love and prayers for all the porch family. Remember, He is always watching over you because He loves you so much!

October 14, 2009 - Msg 75595:
Sounds good Rev.
Blessings to you all.
Time to sleep.

October 14, 2009 - Msg 75596: Prayers,Rev,and we appreciate yours. Safe travels,dear friend-we'll miss you.
Hey to all!
possum under a rock

October 14, 2009 - Msg 75597: So you're headin' for God's Country, REV. Have a great time. Will certainly pray for you that the Lord will prepare hearts and continue to use you to share the gospel. We love ya.

Possum, your mama is probably thinking that if you put her in a nursing home to recover, you will leave her there. ;-) It gets discouraging because when parents get to be that age you really don't see things getting much better, more things just keep going wrong with their health and we aren't spring chickens, either. I had no clue how things would turn out for me by waiting so long to have children. My parents had me kind of late and then i had my kids later than most, which set me up to be in the middle of young children and very elderly parents. It is hard to spread myself so thin sometimes. Thank God for my sister and her husband. They are great about taking care of the folks because they don't have any kids still at home. Their only son is 30. She does babysit alot, though (Emily). I had emily yesterday and she was so much fun. She wanted to go to "Wa-Mot" (Walmart), she I took her while I got a few things. That little girl is like a Diva-Shopper...she was bossy...pointing at where she wanted to go. She wanted to spend alot of time on the Barbie isle and carries multiple naked barbies everwhere she goes. She's a cute little dickens.

Better get Erin to school...I am tackling a load of laundry today (what's new) so I will be dropping in on my breaks.


October 14, 2009 - Msg 75598: Morning Family:
PARTY!!! Now that's the ticket. It's been a while since we all gathered for one of our "get togethers".Just brought some jugs up from the cellar. That will be my contribution to the cause.(Cause Asa loves that stuff). Better get moving on my load of laundry. It's just multipling in there... See ya later. ~New Neighbor

October 14, 2009 - Msg 75599:
I heard one time that among the magazines hanging uo in Walkers drug store that there was a TV guide with Andy's picture on the cover!
(I'm sure they never anticipated digital technology to find stuff like that.
However, whenever they have calendars in the cells or behind Andy's desk, i"ve noticed that they blocked out the year and the month.
Noticed that in an ep i watched on dvd last night.
Well, I hope ya all left RO's place with no napkins stuck to the ceiling! haha
REV- that was beautiful! I try to be a "walking testamony", but it can be hard at times.
Ya all have a great day.


October 14, 2009 - Msg 75600: Hey New Neighbor. Be sure to bring your disco ball to the party. Ain't seen one of them in a while. Boo, bring your disco collection from the Bee Gee's. And KY Girl, bring them ear rings, just in case N.N. forgets the disco ball.
Spot, will you sing "Midnight Train to Georgia"?
Possum, bring your Donna Summers 8 tracks.
MDC, I hear you do a good Tom Jones impression. You do that.
Tom, you be the D.J.
Me They, you're in charge of the lanterns.
Mavis, she can dance to Leo Sayer.
Hazel, she will be making sure the punch ain't spiked. And to make sure no one dips napkins in the punch and throws them up on the ceiling.

This is gonna be a blast.


Boy, this is gonna be fun.

October 14, 2009 - Msg 75601: Got the meatballs ready Asa - bringing a loaded goat too!


October 14, 2009 - Msg 75602:
"Well the old hometown looked the same as I stepped down from the train, and there to meet me..."

October 14, 2009 - Msg 75603: If Spot sings 'Midnight Train To Georgia' can I be one of the Pips? Two more slots open for Pips- who wants 'em? Gotta be willing to wear 3 piece polyester leisure suits,tease your hair into afros and know how to do the "Horn blowing" gesture during the dance. All serious applicants see Gladys (I mean,spot)! Spot,will be wearing a long slinky hot pink gown with spaghetti straps,so make sure your Pip suit doesn't clash with his gown!
possum the Pip under a rock

October 14, 2009 - Msg 75604: Hey I heard ya blow Rev!,,great party Romeena..hey my friend possum...aint checked my mail this afternoon but will...Asa I will sing midnight train to Ga ...still got rain here in ga...got all my roofing material here today HOPE to start woek tomorrow.....I took off work....well let me read the archives,,,,hey Maude,Lucy are yall making through the rain?....we are still good here....hey hm,Tom,Rev,Boo,auh20...back in just a bit got to feed Otis......SPOT

October 14, 2009 - Msg 75605:
Hot Dog! Party at Ro's, I'll bring the Cheese Whiz. Nothing says party like aerosol cheese!!


October 14, 2009 - Msg 75606: Hi All.
Ir may be a rain night in Ga, but it's a cold night in W V here.
Sorry I will not be at the part ther at RO'S becaue someone will make a miss and she will be mad and want to fight and I due not want to be one of thim.


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75607: "Nothing says party like aerosol cheese!!"...hahaha...funny, aAuh20.

Can Mavis really dance to Leo Sayer, Asa?

Sorry Asa, I no longer have the Bee Gees 8-track. I busted it up with a hammer in a fit of rage a few years ago...


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75608: Auh2o. Cheese Whiz? Why didn't I think of that? Good idear.

Boo, well bring something disco. Possum needs to shake her groove thang! And she needs disco to do it with.

You better show up Tom. We need you. Don't worry. I have Me They and Boo's Sean on clean up duty. They'll clean up good. :)

Y'all go ahead and park on the lawn tonight if the driveways full. Ro won't mind.

Hm, we better keep Starr away from your meatballs.

Well better go work on my 70's leisure suit. It may need some work before I can fit into it.


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75609:

Ok, OK...I'll bring the 8-track player too. I actually have two working 8-track players. How about some tunes? Mott the Hoople anyone?


Oh yeah, it's snowing just a touch here today. They say we may get a few inches but I got the snow tires put on yesterday so we're good to go.

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75610:
Hey Asa!


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75611: I'm so envious, Auh2o!! It is warm and muggy here this morning.

OK..I'll try to find some disco 8 tracks at the thrift store, ASA, cause I sure as $%@# don't have any around here!!


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75612: Do I sound crabby?


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75613: I have the 8 tracks - don't worry about those tunes. I have some old disco albums too - not sure about the Bee Gees but maybe Donna Summer (talking about bad girls!) and the Village People for sure (YMCA)! Woo HOo I can even do the Hustle! Ha Ha

Just don't let Spot do Charades - Jeez, have you seen a dog doing that before (paws and paws just everywhere!)


Boo - take a pill, no crabbies allowed!

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75614: Can someone bring some Ritz crackers - just in case Andy is there?


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75615: First time poster, long time fan.

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75616: hmmm, seems i'm the only one on this porch. bye.

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75617:
Hey Folks

Welcome "first time poster." Stop back when ya get a chance. Where having a party at Romeena's, just go to Texas and turn right. You'll know it's her place when ya see Asa running around with his shoes off.

Ya know, when ever we have one of these shindigs why do we always go for the disco stuff first. We're all old enough to remember it. To quote Luther Heggs, "The horribleness and awfulness of it will never actually be forgotten".

Boo-You'd love here now we have enough snow to make angels. Snow angels that is, being a Texas gal have you ever made a snow angel?


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75618:
"first time poster"- Wow! {hanging my head} Where??...yeesh! I mean we're. Sorry.

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75619: Hey Auh2o. You're getting excited, I can tell. :)

I heard Boo just bought some spandex pants.

Hey, maybe Ro left the keys to her Caddy here. We can go cruisin as well. I'll drive so I'll sit up front. The rest of you are on your own to even the load.


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75620:
Ya all better watch it! Don't ya know that Ro was just out at the target range with "the judge!" haha
Hi new poster. Ya caught use during the annual hosing down of the porch planks, (: I keep spillin the squeezins and lo and behold,them spiders show up! lol

Did you all hear about the 6 year old boy alone in that helium balloon? Please pray for his safety and safe landing.

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75621:
The caddy smells like gas.

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75622:
Is leonard blush going to deejay?

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75623: This porch is empty - was it something I said??


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75624: Just a quick trouble check....getting my new roof on today..will someone cook tonight?...SPOT

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75625:
The balloon landed, but no boy in it.
Keep up the prayers.

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75626: Gotta spend tonight with my mom. not due to her-due to alcoholic. i need peace& quiet.Will check in when I can-love from possum

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75627:
The boy has been found! PTL.
And prayers for you possum!

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75628: Hey Asa, my BIG bellbottom pants and your leasure suit, we're just hip! Cool man! I accidently parked beside the fish pond and when I opened my car door to get out, stepped right in the middle of it! Darn ole fish nibbling on my toes. Start the music. Let this party begin... Welcome First timer- - - Where's our manners? You can dance with Mr. Schwump. ~New Neighbor

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75629: Oh yes, Auh2o, I have made snow angels...remember I'm the one who vacations in Colorado in December. It actually snowed her on Christmas eve 4 years ago and left 5-7 inches on the ground for Christmas Day. There was a snowman in every lawn in south texas, let me tell ya. My neighbors were getting out the surfboards to sled down the hill because nobody south of Amarillo has a sled.;-)

Me in spandex?! What a sight that would be.

Wasn't that something about that kid, MDC? Can you believe the whole world got all stirred up over a kid hiding in the garage! haha Glad he's ok.:-)

So sorry Possum, prayers for you.

Better go get my shower. It's been a long day of shopping for tile for the house and such.


October 15, 2009 - Msg 75630: Hey NN and new setter...prayers my good friend possum...prayers...roof is half way done...tarps everywhere...hey NN....any left overs?..im starved....SPOT

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75631: balloon boy is OK...SPOT

October 15, 2009 - Msg 75632: Leftovers on their way SPOT! We've got snow!! How about you KYGIRL? How much have you gotten? It's just starting, but this is the earliest on record...What a night. First the party then snow. Think we'll get the 4wheelers out and go for a spin. That always invigorates the lungs! woot woot ~New Neighbor

October 16, 2009 - Msg 75633:
Snow?? ha It's suppose to be back up to 100 here
by Saturday!!! Help!
With that , good night all,

October 16, 2009 - Msg 75634: I feel your pain MDC!! I am so jealous of the folks with snow!

Hey SPOT. Seems we don't see as much of you as usual lately.

Calm down, NN...and stay out of the pond.;-)

Better go get ERin out of bed.


October 16, 2009 - Msg 75635: Morning, or should I say "mornin after". Boy what a headache. I don't know what was in that punch, but boy did it ever have a punch! "What a mess I've made of my life"!
Boo, you have got to be sore after all that discoing. Mercy sakes, you got some moves.
And you N.N. A little lampshade goes a long ways. But wearing it as a dress? You looked like that lamp in A Christmas Story.
Anyway. hope the house got put back together good. Don't want our mother figure Ro mad at us. I think Starr enjoyed our company, but was happy to see us go. I think we were a bit noisier than she's used to.

Prayers for you Possum. Although our "party" was a diversion (or at least an attempt at one) I'm sorry your Husband is still creating problems for you.

Glad the child was not in the balloon, but now there are questions about if this whole thing was staged? Man, I hope not.

Well better go soak my head in something. It feels big and numb this morning.


October 16, 2009 - Msg 75636: Hi All.
Did you all see who had the webcam going?
Boy is RO going to be mad at you all for the miss in the house .
but was fun too. (he,he)
Mavis are you all gitting some of that snow what the rain?
All we are gitting is all the rain and cold!


October 16, 2009 - Msg 75637: You know, ASA...I wouldn't be surprised if the "balloon boy" thing was staged. I saw the episdoe of Wife Swap that the family was in and that guy's "a nut". Go soak your head, ASA.;-)

Morning TOM!


October 16, 2009 - Msg 75638:
Morning honeys and dears!
I see you cleaned up Ro's house, got all the
napkins off the ceiling and even saved the rock
that broke the window! ha
Hey to tom and all.
Prayers continue for all ailin' folk.
Thank you Jesus.

October 16, 2009 - Msg 75639:
Hey Folks

Ro won't suspect a thing...I'm mean thang. hehe

Boo-That's right. I think you've mentioned that before. Well, ya'd had about 5 inches of the stuff. I'm glad it wasn't any more than that it would have downed some trees for sure.

possum-Yes, like Asa said, still praying for ya.

gotta run,

October 16, 2009 - Msg 75640: Hey Gomer

October 16, 2009 - Msg 75641: Goober can take off on Cary Grant

October 16, 2009 - Msg 75642: Hey, who's been messing with the bulletin board?

October 16, 2009 - Msg 75643: I thought the party was tomorrow (Sat.) night! I missed it! Dang,Spot had to be Gladys without me as a Pip!
When did Ro say she was coming home? Maybe we've got time for a quick spin in her caddy. Spot,you wanna drive? I call shotgun!

Thanks friends,seems I'm asking for an awful lot of prayers lately. They mean so much. Had a straight forward talk with hubby earlier. I know it's like putting a band aid on a gaping wound,but I'll take what I can right now. I'm home tonight- it's nice & peaceful,Mama's doing good,surgery sis is back up and walking & able to help- hooray!
catch up with y'all later-love to all!
possum under a rock

October 16, 2009 - Msg 75644: Sorry Boo just been busy....well roof is on all but one bedroom and they ran out of material....let me get them headed out the drive way in the dark so"s not to run all over my yard....back in just a bit....SPOT

October 16, 2009 - Msg 75645: I hesitate to tell you this Possum, but I know you will want to pray. Jubi had a CT scan this week that showed what the doc called "nodules" in her lungs; said it could be a mild case of pneumonia or her cancer might be back. I think there is a good chance that it's not the cancer but please everyone remember Jubi and her family.

Sorry you are still trying to get that roof on, SPOT.


October 17, 2009 - Msg 75646: Oh,Boo. That poor child. Thank you for telling me.Please always do. One way I stay strong throughout my troubles is to focus on folks worse off than me. We never know what the fellow we pass on the street may be going through,so smile and say hello. that may be all he has good for that day,you know?
Oh,I will pray for that child. Pray without ceasing.
May the angels watch over Jubi and God give her strength to deal with this latest battle and may HE heal her little body.Bless Jubi ,her family and the doctors tending her. In Jesus' name- Amen.

Boo, keep us posted. Thanks.Love to all..
possum under a rock

October 17, 2009 - Msg 75647: Will someone knock the sun on, it a dart wey day on this end of the porch.
Boo= I pray for Jubi and for all chid .
ROMEE is do back home tomorrow. so hope the houes is cleas up in time!


October 17, 2009 - Msg 75648:
Oops! Tom I thought you were clean it up. Yikes!


October 17, 2009 - Msg 75649: Thank you, TOM and Possum. Prayer is what Jubi needs most.


October 17, 2009 - Msg 75650: ONE DAY, ONE THING AT A TIME

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


October 17, 2009 - Msg 75651: Friends, sorry to bring problems here again,but it's my Mama. Thought she was doing better,but she is so weak that she can barely walk,get up from a sitting position and can barely stay awake.She has played games like "fake falling" but that's not what's happening now. I know being in the hospital takes a toll on you,youcan't rest in there,etc. But she sleeps well at night,has been out of hospital since last Tuesday.It is not meds-I monitor/hide them, she does not touch them,so no narcotic overload,anything like that.She is not "sick",so do not feel an urgent need to rush her to a doctor.We're checking blood sugar,doing what we've been told to do. She is to see her family doc next week.That's for a follow up after the hospital stay.
My surgery sis finally got the all clear yesterday to walk again,but still has stitches in her foot. Due to pulling on Mama,trying to help her yeaterday afternoon,she ripped a few stitches! So, she cannot do it alone,I will stay over there with her tonight & probably tomorrow too. The lady caregiver we get a few nights is a blessing,but she can't lift her. I found that out the other night when I stayed to escape the drunk hubby's mouth at my house. She got me to get Mama off of the floor.
My sister is power of attorney,and like the doctor suggested a few days ago- she should go into a nursing home/care facility during the 6-8 more weeks it will take for her foot to heal. We tried that same day,she balked.Oh,man! My sister who babies her,reached her limit a few hours ago.. Can't do a thing on a weekend,but Monday is coming. Mama is our heart,but she is so DANG selfish & stubborn.
We just can't care for her.Bottom line. Not how she wants to be cared for anyhow.She needs pros.
So... I am doing my part staying over there along with my sister tonight & tomorrow. Hope I can "laptop" to the Porch. May not have time to breathe!
I think Mama is on her way out. Ro,Boo,NN, ANYONE who has had experience with this- is constant weakness & nodding off ALL the time the beginning of the end? I think she is willing herself out of this world.Sad over Wyoming sis moving & taking the kids.Mama has made comments like "She'll come back.. for my funeral."
I'll check in when I can. Prayers for Jubi ,love to all.

October 17, 2009 - Msg 75652: Great day in the morning!! I leave for six days and you people run wild. There are meatballs in Toye Starr's bed, big footprints in the pond, strange pink wet spots on the ceiling, my car is out of gas, and I found Asa's toolbelt draped over the ceiling fan in the living room! Also, my neighbor told me her cat came home soaking wet three times, and gagging on a meatball! What on earth has been going on here?

The cruise was wonderful! Allan is such a nice guy, his wife is a sweetheart, and when he changes into Floyd, he is absolutely awesome. The variety show last night lasted more than two hours, and we were all sorry to see it end. Such goin's on, such goin's on!

There is another cruise planned for next year. I would strongly urge anyone who thinks they might be able to go to start planning for it now. You would need to make a $75 deposit, and then the travel agent (her name is Sharon, and she's great!) has a schedule for payments that make it practically painless. Tickets are $500+ - under $600 anyway - and by the time you're ready to go, it's been long ago paid for. Once on the ship, everything is free. Well, if you have any alcohol you would have to pay for that, and any souvenirs and such, but food and entertainment cost you nothing. If you make any excursions on the shore days, that's up to you, but even that is very reasonable. It's a lot of fun, you'll meet a lot of Mayberry folks, and it would just be great if we could have a bunch of porch folks along next year.

Possum, you are in such a difficult position right now. What you're describing could very well be just your mom's body winding down, like a tired clock. Or, it could be a medication reaction - be sure to have a plain talk with her doc. It could be depression, too. There are a lot of possibilities. The weakness could be just de-conditioning, due to inactivity. That's one more reason to get her into a facility where they have professionals to get her on her feet and moving! You and your surgery sis just can't do it. She needs physical therapists who can evaluate her needs, design a program to meet those needs, and get her mobile. If your sister has power of attorney, that will enable you to do what needs to be done, but only if your mom's doctor is willing to certify that she's not capable of making rational decisions herself. As long as she is considered competent, that overrides the power of attorney.

Well, guess I'd better go feed myself and Toye Starr. She has not been more than two feet away from me since I got home. Sweet little old thing. Be blessed, friends. It's good to be home. --Romeena

October 17, 2009 - Msg 75653: Me again.The latest is my sister got a phone call from Mama's best friend.Mama called her at some point,told her we made her realize she needs to go into a nursing home/rehab until her foot heals. Thank goodness she is finally agreeing,as it has just about killed us trying to make her see this.
Sorry I haven't been very Mayberryish lately,but like Otis said,"I ain't in & I ain't out.I'm in the Twilight Zone!" I woke up Wed. morn,thought it was Sat. I was on phone with Wyoming sis,the other day&my husband pops his head in,says to tell her he said hello,I am looking right at him & I tell her,"Andy says hey"-Andy is my nephew-her son!Stress will make you crazy,friends. Try to avoid it as much as you can.God Bless-I know y'all care and love me. DITTO.
possum again

October 17, 2009 - Msg 75654: Thanks Ro.I was hoping to hear from you.Please read my previous post-we were rockin at the same time.~possum again

October 17, 2009 - Msg 75655: Well hey gang...Romeena just Asa the house cleaning bill....I had NOTHING to do with that mess;)........hey auh20,possum,Tom...gosh will be Monday finishing up my roof...they ran out of shingles!...got a tarp ove one bedroom but thats fine....hey auh20,Boo,hazel and all....well got a broke pole here at work so let me get a crew called in to change it out.....Race fans Its ON!...rain stay away....let order pizza and hot wings....but I aint got me no spending money...SPOT

October 17, 2009 - Msg 75656:
Hello porch family....the concert in Mansfield,TX last night went really good. I'm in Austin tonight and tomorrow before heading to Louisiana Monday.

Possum...I continue to pray for you and your family.

Boo....prayers for Jubi. Please keep us posted.

Ro...so good having you back. I know you had a blast. And by the way....I was at my concert so I didn't have anything to do with the mess at your house. I tried to tell them to behave but you know this bunch when they get together:)

Spot....brother just use my credit card to order that pizza and hot wings.

Well gotta go. Love and prayers for all the porch family. Jesus loves you!

October 17, 2009 - Msg 75657: Thanks Rev. got them ordered....Race and Football on!...SPOT

October 17, 2009 - Msg 75658: Well, Possum, I am so sorry for what you are going through but maybe this will make you feel better: I am dealing with not one but three stubborn, irrational, forgetful, often irate elderly people. HAHA...now my mother-in-law is losing it even more. She is paranoid and thinks we are out to get her or something! There is just no winning. Seriously, though, I hope your mom will follow through and go where she can get what she needs, as Ro mentioned. I personally don't think that what you have described sounds like your mother is nearing death. One thing I have noticed with my parents is that a trip to the hospital or any kind of trip, makes them very tired and week for awhile. It takes them time to recover. My mom had her pacemaker ordeal over a week ago and she is just getting some of her strength back from that. They just don't bounce back from things quickly at that age. Hopefully with some help, she will regain some strength soon.

Been a busy day. We finally decided on the tile for the floor and showers...it took awhile but we did it and stayed within budget, but here is something funny; Until today, we didn't notice that there is a wall missing in the hall bathroom! It is missing from the plans. There is a walk-in shower in there and there is supposed to be about a three foot wall between the shower and the toilet. Neither of us ever noticed even though the dry wall is up and they have even started the painting! So, the builder suggested that we put up a wall of those glass blocks, that it would be the most cost effective and would open up the room and give more light in the shower. Well, not sure how I feel about that but we'll see. I'm really not the glass block kind of person. The tile we decided on is pretty neutral and looks like stone. It is actually procelain. We will have smooth stones on the shower floor and as accents. Pretty cool, I think. Smooth natural stones are neat on the floor of the shower because they absorb the heat from the father and retain it. It is almost like getting a foot message when you run your feet over the arm stones. Now, that is probably alot more than you really care about..sorry.

Guess I should go to bed. Hope you all have a wonderful sunday tomorrow and WELCOME HOME ROMEENA! We missed you, as always.