January 29, 2010 - Msg 77476:
Hello porch family......praying you folks had a Jesus filled day.

Possum.....they are saying we may only get a little sleet. Mostly in the upstate.

Spot....ya'll get any snow on the dog house?

auh2o.....better start buying those birthday gifts early

Took my family to Red Lobster tonight. Not my favorite place but that's where my daughter wanted to go. But I'll say it was pretty good.

Well gonna get ready for bed. You all have a great night. Jesus love you!
Love and prayers

January 30, 2010 - Msg 77477:
auh2o, it was the Chicago Blizzard of 1967. Check out the links below for details and photos.

from Poor Horatio

January 30, 2010 - Msg 77478:
Hey spot, welcome back. We cleaned up our
party mess! Possum hid it all under that big
rock by the barn! ha
Albert-yes, music is often separately copyrighted
so other music is used. I bought a TAGS video
years ago and it had some "generic" whistling at the beginning!
Rev- the ole LB is a little pricey, but I do like
their 3 shrimp combo.
Prayers for all in the big storm back there!

January 30, 2010 - Msg 77479: Mornin' y'all! Cold,nasty and rainy here at the ol' rock today. Boy,it looks like a real mess in Upstate SC.Rev,I hope it steers clear of y'all.

Albert,no the music on those dvds sounds nothing like the original Bonanza theme song. Best I can describe it is a "rolling" type- dum,dum,dum, dum,dum.Strange!
MDC,I have one of those TAGS videos with the weird whistling music too!

Spot hasn't said anything about stuff being out of place at his doghouse. I just hope he doesn't look under that big rock-LOL!

Well, let's have breakfast at the Diner. We'll let Albert leave the quarter tip for Olive!

possum under a rock

January 30, 2010 - Msg 77480: Good morning porch, snow, snow, snow. we have about 6-8inches this morning in northeast Tn. icy roads and a bit chilly. guess I will sit in my rocker and watch the world go by today. not bad way to spend a Saturday.

everyone take it easy today and "act like somebody"
Prayes and blessings today.

Big Maude

January 30, 2010 - Msg 77481: Morning Porch:
Cold morning here on the porch. No snow yet, but only the Lord knows where he'll dump it!
Heading off to work. Blessing ~New Neighbor

January 30, 2010 - Msg 77482:
Hello porch family.....a messy day here in SC.

Possum....Yea....we have ice all over the trees. Lost power for about an hour this morning....where's Spot when you need him?

MDC.....agree....RL is kinda pricey

Everyone stay warm on the outside but remember to keep your heart warm with Jesus!
Love and prayers!

January 30, 2010 - Msg 77483: Well yall just wait till I get home and check out the barn!!Rev we have not so far got any bad weather just rain..may get some tonight..hey Maude,MDC,possum,NN,albert,Lucy....well let me get some lunch for yall...BBQ beef,baked beans,cream corn,texas toadt,brunswick stew...tea...Boo bring a news paper will ya?..ok...slow here at work...but things could change at any time......SPOT

January 30, 2010 - Msg 77484: Good Day.
Spot - Here is some snow for you.
B M I heard that it bad there what the ice on the road.
We have about 2" on my end of the porch and more to come;(

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77485:
Everyone must be trying to stay warm today. Not much rocking on the porch.
Lost power again for about an hour tonight but it's back on again. Gonna be a slippery morning here when we wake up.

Love and prayers!

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77486:
Ya all take it easy back there!
All good here in Phoenix area, but
more rain by Wed, so they say.
Well,I guess I'm part of the bolshevik revolution
if ya all heard about BO's meeting with
the reps! I can't believe he said that!Lord help our nation!
Sabbath prayers for boo's family, big maude and all on the porch.

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77487:
Oh, and Kurt Warner made a gracious and grateful
exit from the NFL. We'll miss 'im!

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77488: Morning gang...Tom I think I will pass on the snow but thanks..MDC Kurt is a class act..Rev be carefull out there...Romeena check in when ya can...Mavis?..NN cold here also 25 temp...ok...SPOT

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77489: Mornin' Y'all. Yep,it's COLD here too,but thankfully no ice,frezing rain or any of that nasty stuff. Rev,you take it easy up there.
Spot, you got anything for breakfast? I'll swing by before preachin'.
Ky girl,can I borrow your dangly earrings?

See y'all later!
possum under a rock

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77490: that's freezing- not frezing!

possum again

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77491: Good Sabbath all.

Yea, Warner is a class act. Sorry to see him retire, but I know he did what was right for him. I sure would think he'll make the HOF in the first ballot in 5 years.

Well we just about can put January to bed. Thats fine with me. Gets us closer to Spring. I swear, the very first snowflake that settled in my yard back in November is still sitting there, thats how cold this winter has been for us. I was just looking out my back window yesterday thinking I need to get out and prune my fruit trees. That means spring is close at hand. :)

Albert left a quarter? I left one too. Well I'll just go back over the the Diner and put my hat over one of them. No sense in throwing money away.


January 31, 2010 - Msg 77492: Don't you dare,Asa! You know that Olive is a poor widow woman with all those children to raise-you just let her keep that extra quarter!

Well, ky girl,you can loan them dangly earrings to somebody else. I just found out they cancelled our church services today. Our pastor lives a good distance from church and reports are that the bridges he has to travel over are iced up bad.

Hmm.. perhaps I'll head over to the Salvation Saloon.Anybody wanna come along?

possum again

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77493: Will Spot here come all this cold and snow!
Git up this morning and it was1deg that was about 8:00 and it warm up to 10 deg now at10:30 am .
that to cold for me come on spring .
TOM brrr

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77494: Good Sunday morning porch! Cold this morning, snow and ice! about 25 degrees!

Church canceled on my end of the porch today as well.

Brunch menu: pancakes, waffles, maple syrup, bacon, sausage links, ham, eggs your way, fruit, biscuits, blueberry muffins, toast, jelly, apple butter, fresh churned butter. coffee, tea, orange juice, cranberry juice and then a big ole blanket and pillow for the couch! mayberry dvd's all afternoon!

Ya'll come on over.

blessings and prayers to all.

Big Maude

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77495: Maude thanks for Brunch!..thats my kind of a meal...hey possum,...Asa you and albert and those quarters..Olive needs the change...well its sunny and a whopping 34 here...ok let me get ready for brunch....SPOT

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77496: Yep Possum,you can borrow my dangly earrings.I can't remember much about the party,did we have a good time?lol-ky girl

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77497: Oh,I see spot is checking out the damage at his place,just for the record spot,somebody spike my squeezins,I don't remember nothin after ASa and Boo danced to "Stayin Alive" and yall should have seen the moves those two had,it was pure 80's disco all over again!-ky girl

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77498: Poor Horatio,thank you for your suggestion about the mystery diagnosis,I will check that out.I just had a chance to read the archives.Thank you all for your prayers,my mom seems to be doing a little better,she was eating more and up doing more yesterday.Please keep praying the doctor will know what to do.Also,with my situation,I am seeing things more clearly,so,again,thank you all for your prayers ,they sure are helping.You all are the best.Boo,glad to hear Bruce got to the doctor in time before something major happened because of the block.I'll keep you all in my prayers.How are the kids taking it?Possum,I see that REV. is calling us FUN girls!lol!Well,at least we ain't BAD fun girls!haha!Yea,that window of Spots was easy to get into,even with the skirt on.!Prayers for all of you,I'll try to stop by later and rock awhile-ky girl

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77499: Oh my Asa and Boo dancing to Stayin Alive!...good-giggley-wiggley....well still slow here at work but thats fine with me, im getting some busy work done..its up to 40 here now...nice day...Ky so it was you going thru the window!...hum..ok....get off work at 6pm...gona have to wrap up and do some stick picking up around the barn...wind kinda got up and blew a few down...ok....back in a bit....SPOT

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77500: Ky girl,well, I couldn't use your earrings today since they canceled church. How about loaning them to Big Maude? She'll look good enough to take to Chinatown tomorrow morning in her hospital gown & your dangly earrings!

Prayers and Best Wishes, Maude! We'll be thinking of you-please check in when you're able.We love you!

Ky girl,I hope you find out what's going on with your mom. Prayers for her.

Spot, I told ky girl to be sure to put your cds back in order. Bet you figured out somebody had been in your house when you noticed that your Partridge Family cd wasn't on top of the stack!

Y'all come over to the rock for supper- got a big pot of potato soup and some apple crisp for dessert-yum!
possum under a rock

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77501: Very Funny possum...very funny...and do we dress for supper possum?..I love potato soup and cornbread....ky, Asa and I will swing by and get you and Boo...SPOT

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77502: Nah,you ain't gotta dress up,spot-just run Asa thru the creek before y'all come over!

possum again

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77503: oh,potato soup and corn bread sounds good!Ok Maude can wear the dangly earrings with the hospital gown,they go with any occasion.The hospital is the most respectable place they have been in a while!haha!Maude,I'd let you wear my skirt with the martini glasses,but,they may frown on that.But,hey,I did crawl through Spots window with it on,so it's very versatile!Yea,Spot,just keep thinking the wind knocked all that stuff down,yep,thats what happened!haha!Ok,yall,sweet dreams,talk to you later-ky girl

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77504: If ASa gets to run through the creek so do I!I'll bring a change of clothes so I'm not sitting at the table in wet clothes-ky girl

January 31, 2010 - Msg 77505: Hi guys.
Had a sad day today. Got a call from my wife while I was at work, saying that Kai's cat Sofie had passed away. We think it was during the night because she was still curled up on the old sofa she liked to sleep on.
Kai took it hard. She had been with my mom for most of the day helping to celebrate my mom's birthday. I got off work a little early, and told her after we had gotten back home after picking her up.
She just started bawling, and it hurt me and my wife to see. I must have just held her for 15 minutes(she wouldn't let go of me either), and then we sat on the chair for a while too while she calmed down.
At a time like that, you try to find some magic word to say to lessen the hurt, but I couldn't find anything except the usual, "you'll be ok." " Sometimes these things just happen." And "Sofie is in Heaven now".
We don't know what happened. Sofie wasn't exactly an old cat. The only thing that had been different in the past few days was we had her sheared again because of her mats in her hair. And they gave us an antibiotic to give to her because of some skin infection, but we only gave that to her one night since we got it, and then I don't think she got a full dose, because as you may know, it is rather hard to get a cat to take medicine orally. She spit half of it out.
Poor thing. The only relatively good part(if there is one) is that she seems to have died in her sleep.
Well, will talk more later. Prayers all.

-Sterling Holobyte

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77506:
Asa- dont ya just hate this global warming! ha

Sterling- so sorry to hear about your loss.
I have had 3 cats, and sometimes that just happens. I pray that Kai will recover and be OK.
Hopefully, at the right time you can take her to get another.
APB for Ro, Boo and others.
Tom- keep warm!
Godd night all.

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77507: I've got the Monday morning blues
With my head down to my shoes....
(Who sung that one?)

Sorry about your cat Sterling. It's always hard to lose a pet. Poor Kai. I hope she gets feeling better soon.

Prayers for Maude as she has her surgery today. I pray all will go well and she has a speedy and full recovery.

That creek was cold huh ky girl. Hope you didn't catch a cold.

Welcome to February. How do you pronounce thast any way? Feb-u-ary or Feb-ru-ary. Is that first r silent?

Anyone see the "Wolf moon" over the weekend? Big and beautiful.

Well hope all is well with everybody.



February 01, 2010 - Msg 77508: Mornin' y'all- Prayers for Big Maude.

Sterling,so sorry about Kai's cat. I know that hurt.

Aa,that's from a Gordon Lightfoot tune. (What do I win for guessing correctly?!)

I miss our AWOL Porch ladies- Ro,Boo,and Mavis. Now with Maudie having her surgery, she's another one that won't be rocking for a while. Ky girl,don't you run off & leave me to keep all these fellers straight,ya hear?!

Y'all jump in the back of spot's truck and we'll head over to I-Hop for pancakes this morning. He's making his rounds so be ready and at the door!
P.S. What's a Wolf Moon,Asa? I know what a Blue moon is,but never heard of a Wolf moon!

possum under a rock

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77509: Aa?? That's supposed to be directed at Asa,not Alcoholics Anonymous- ha!

possum again

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77510: Oh,and Laci goes for her annual check up with the cardiologist today. Please pray for a good report-thanks,friends!

possum u.a.r.

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77511: Goodbye January and Hello February!
Sterling - So sorry to hear of the passing of your Kai's kitty, Sofie.
Prayers going out to Maude.
Possum! That potato soup sounds great! I had potato soup for the very first time just last week and it was yum! (prior to that, I only had taters as tots, mashed, baked, or as fries)

I gave Olive an extra quarter. What with all those kids... if I ever win the lotto, then it's dollar tips for Olive!
See ya all later Porchers! Rain due in my way come mid-week. Take care all of you!


February 01, 2010 - Msg 77512: Prayers going out for Laci. (I just read that last message from you Possum.) Take care!


February 01, 2010 - Msg 77513:
"There once was a lawman named Fife,
who carried a gun and a knife,
the gun was all dusty, the knife was all rusty,
and he never caught a crook in his life."
There goes Possum, writin' on the walls again,
and puttin' the chalk in poor Opie's hand, even tho the kid can't even write! haha
Varooooom! There went January! Spot's truck just
drove clean across the month!
Prayers for all who's ailin'.
God bless,

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77514: Very good Possum. I didn't think anyone would get that lyric of Gordons from "Carefree Highway."
Early Indian tribes have given names to all the full moons for each month. (at least I think thats who did) Last weekends was named the "Wol Moon" because legend has it they could hear the wolves howling all night looking for whatever it is they were looking for.
I will pray for Laci to have a good check up and be healthy and strong Possum.

Yea, it's getting to be a tad quiet here on the porch with all the women gone. I ain't heard no good gossip or nothin now for a while. :)

MDC, It sounds like the Cards coach ain't gonna give Linehert a free pass. He's gonna have to show some stuff this summer.

Albert, stay dry. My wife and I are traveling to So. Cal later this month. (If her health allows it) Look for a maroon car buddy. :)

Well better get back to work.


February 01, 2010 - Msg 77515: Maroon? That's a new make on me.


February 01, 2010 - Msg 77516:
Yes psssum, coyotes do the same thing out here in AZ. Howling at the full moon is quite a pastime!
hey to all.
Barney: She said the room was warm, turned out the light and boom, I'm

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77517: Hey everyone..prayers Possum....back at work....let me get started here.Food?...SPOT

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77518: Hey again- thank y'all for the prayers for Laci.I'm happy to report that her lil' ticker is good to go! They did a EKG and other tests which all came out FINE.
Now that I know what a "Wolf moon" is,I'm sorry that I missed it! But.. possums don't howl,so guess I can live with it!

Spot,I covered breakfast,you gotta hook us up with lunch-where do y'all wanna eat? It's on spot!

possum u.a.r.

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77519:
Hello porch family.

Maude....praying for your surgery today!

Sterling.....so sorry about the kitty

Asa.....was listening to "Carefree Highway" yesterday on my IPod. Some good tunes.

Possum.....that's great news on Laci. Thank You Lord!

Hope Ro and Boo get back to their rocker soon. Miss them.

Well the wife is baking some chicken and making a large mix green salad. Come on over. We have plenty.
Spot...... if you can't leave work I'll bring you a plate over.

Prayers for all my porch family!

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77520: what is the name of the episode where Barney gets a watch with 5 on the back?

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77521:
Msg 77520......that episode is "Barney's Physical" in season 5.

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77522: Evening Family:
So glad that Lacy had a good report.
Ro and Boo missing? hhmmm
Sure been praying for Big Maude. The Lord lay his hand of healing on her...
Better get to bed. Fighting a nasty head cold complete with sinus infection. Blessing ~New Neighbor

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77523:
Hello porch family.....sure is quite here on the porch. Prayers that each and everyone of you are doing great. Have a good night's sleep and a Jesus filled day tomorrow.

February 01, 2010 - Msg 77524:
NN....you slipped in on me. Praying you get feeling better. Get some rest.

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77525:
Prayers continue for Boo and Bruce and family.
Hope all is going well in the new digs.
Prayers all around.
Ya all have a good nite, sweet dreams,

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77526: Mornin' y'all- Well,that danged groundhog saw his shadow,so that means 6 more weeks of Winter-ugh!
I should've beat him to the punch-crawled out from under my rock on this cloudy rainy day and looke around. No shadows here,that's for sure! Ol' Possum would have predicted an early Spring! Darn that varmit!

Lucy,I hope you feel better soon!

Wonder if Boo has her new kitchen all squared away? Maybe she'll make breakfast for us-let's head over & find out!

possum under a rock

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77527: That's LOOKED around- so disgusted with that groundhog that I can't spell! LOL

possum again

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77528: Good Morning all.
Hope and pray all went well for Maude. Hope she feels up to checking in when she can.

Same with Boo. Hope Bruce is recovering ok.

Possum, that is great that Laci is doing so well, bless her heart.

Rev, That dinner sounded great. Sorry I missed it. And if you're a Gordon fan, you just went a notch higher in my book buddy. I dig him.

Sorry your ailing N.N. Soak it good and get some rest Dear. :)

Happy Groundhog day. Hope spring is just around the corner. I know I'm ready.


February 02, 2010 - Msg 77529: well the groundhog saw his shadow- dont you hate a lying groundhog? well its a balmy 30 degrees on the middle porch, break out the sun tan lotion, shades, drink plenty and take frequant breaks because this is a big heat wave. possum- they should let you predict the weather. give laci a big hug for all of us. prayers continue for boo and bruce. spot- did you have to work a lot of overtime during last weeks storms? asa- daytona is coming soon. prayers for new neighbor and big maude. sterling prayers for your daughter kai. prayers for ky girls mom. rev- did you tip the waiter like barney? how about a doggie bag? they do have great food. spot- soon we can crank up the brown truck and the grill, off to the races. mdc- did you get a lot of rain your way? i got your letter and plan on answering soon. everyone have a great mayberry day and when nothing else works see doc andrews of mayberry. pappa bear

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77530:
Well, out here we have "agua fria freddie day."
A big desert lizard pokes his head out of the sand and says
"no 100 degree days til May!' woohoo and haha
Pappabear- good to see ya. Birthday card is on the way.
Have a great mayberry day all. I'm gonna go ask for my "cut" of the trillion dollar deficit!
OK, well maybe I can get some of Opie's 50 buck find! (:

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77531: Well, I saw on The Weather Channel that Georgia has its own groundhog -General Beauregard Lee of Atlanta. He did NOT see his shadow this morning. That means an early Spring!I don't know about y'all,but I'm "taking" from General Lee!

possum again

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77532: Hey gang ,,had to come home from work yesterday...a little under the weather,,,fever of 102 but better today!..gosh I never get sick...must have just been a bug...got to find FOOD....SPOT

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77533: Good afternoon my family, we've been socked in with about 13 inches of the white stuff, with sleet on top of that, so it's been a mess to say the least. Finally got some rain today hoping it will melt some of that junk away. Calling for more this weekend. I'm goin with Possum on the GA groundhog, maybe he will predict it for the South anyways lol. Spot, sorry you are ailing hope it passes soon. Asa, I'm with ya on Gordon he's got some good stuff. Sundown is one of my favorite songs. Sterling, I'm so sorry about Kai's kitty theres just no easy way around dealing with the loss of a pet. I hope everyone is staying warm today. Hope you all have a great rest of the day. Love and prayers to everyone-Salty Dog

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77534:
Possum's runnin' with the GA groundhog? haha

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77535:
I saw Lydia Crosswaithe, and she said she don't like groundhog day, or chit chat or the guitar! teehee

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77536: Folks, I have some good news and some bad news.

First the bad news. As most of us know, the Punxsutawny Phil, the official Groundhog Day groundhog, saw his shadow today. Therefore, according to tradition, that is supposed to indicate that we can expect six more weeks of winter.

Now for the good news. The Stormfax Almanac at http://www.stormfax.com/ghogday.htm#Facts has been keeping records of these official groundhog predictions since 1887. And according to their data, the predictions have only been accurate for 39% of the time. So, that means even though the groundhog saw his shadow today, we have a 61% chance of experiencing the opposite of what the groundhog predicted. That means there will NOT be six more weeks of winter. HOORAY!

from Poor Horatio

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77537: Thank you for that,PH. Hooray is right! I was contemplating doing bodily harm to Ol' Phil!

Yeah, I'm running with the Georgia groundhog- LOL!

SPOTTY! Don't you get sick on me,YOUT!!! Hope you feel better soon!

possum under a rock

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77538: Hi friends,

Kai is doing better now. Though she did come home early from school on Monday. She wrote a nice note on the box that Sofie was in, and made a cross for her out of popsicle sticks. Don't know how we are going to bury her yet, as the ground is too hard. She'll have to remain in garage for now where it is cold.

I saw that Wolf moon, Asa. Big and bright it was. At least at early evening. Kind of got smaller as the night went on.

Spot, hope you are feeling better.

-Sterling Holobyte

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77539:
Sterling, glad thind are going better for Kai.
Very good PH, but what about Agua Fria freddie's predictions? ha
If any of you have pappabears address on Main street in Danville, IL, his birthday is next week.He likes to hear from porch folk.
Hope and prayer that all goes well with our
awol porchsters.
God bless,
I appreaciate it, and good night,

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77540: thinGS

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77541: thinGS

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77542:
Hello porch family!

Asa....I do like Gordon but I'm a fan of the Jack Roush drivers.

Sterling....so glad little Kai is doing better. Bless her little heart.

Spot.....prayers for you brother. You get some rest and eat plenty soup.

Possum....I'm with you.....I choose to follow the Ga Groundhog:)

I gave blood again today and after all these years of giving, still the hardest part is after you get home and you have to pull that band-aid off:) I belive they use super-glue on those things.

Well better get ready for bed. You all have a blessed night and a Jesus filled day tomorrow.
Love and prayers!

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77543:
By the way paapabear.......I did leave a tip!

February 02, 2010 - Msg 77544: MDC, I never heard of Agua Fria Freddie. Unfortunately, an internet search could not determine if he/she/it saw it's shadow today.

However, my internet search did identify more weather "forecasters" and their predictions for 2010:
Dunkirk Dave--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Wiarton Willie--saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter
General Beauregard Lee--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Jimmy the Groundhog--did not see his shadow...an early spring
Shubenacadie Sam --saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter

So who are you gonna believe?

from Poor Horatio

February 03, 2010 - Msg 77545: Well, I am finally up and running...hopefully Ro will be too. Here I sit with my coffee again but in a very uncomfortable chair. I bought new leather ones but haven't gotten them in here yet. :-( Bruce is doing great, no trouble now. I am pretty exhausted and need a vacation, though. I have annual women's retreat this weekend so that will help.

Sorry to rush off but have to get Erin to school. Will be reading the archives to see what I missed and getting back to ya! Love you!


February 03, 2010 - Msg 77546: Morning all.

Boo, great to see you back, and how wonderful to hear Bruce is doing ok. Great news indeed. It sounds like you better take a break though. Here, come sit in your rocker. Somebody grab her a blanket. You got anything that needs loosened Boo? :)

I don't know who to believe PH. Maybe we should have congress look into the various groundhogs and see whats going on. Graft and corruption I tell you.

Happy arly birthday to pappabear. I hope he is doing ok after his health scare.

Rev, I hear you about removing them bandaids. Why is though when you cut a finger and wanna keep a bandaid on, it won't stay? Another congressional inquiry I say.

Well better get. With all I'm asking congress to do today, taxes are gonna go up.


February 03, 2010 - Msg 77547:
Asa- could you imagine the government doing
Groundhog day!! haha
First there would be a "study" of the whole thing.
Then a groundhog "czar" would be appointed.
Then a Department of Groundhog predictions would spring up.
Then a groundhog stimulus fund..etc.etc.. haha, or should we really be saying boohoo!?
Yet it took over a year to get cracking on a jobs bill! Go figure.
Have a good day all,

February 03, 2010 - Msg 77548: Yay! Boo is back in Mayberry! Now if we can just get Ro back,and Spot feeling better,and Maude recovers from her surgery,we can have ourselves a PARTY!
Rev,you gotta yank those Band-Aids- the faster the better. It only hurts for a little while!

Y'all have a good day-love to all!

possum under a rock

February 03, 2010 - Msg 77549: Good Wednesday Porch! I came home today and am doing pkay. Moving slow but steady and taking some pain meds that make me loopy so if my post seems bizarre then I will blame it on that. :).
Just wanted to stop by and let you all that that things went well with the surgery and I am on the mend hopefully. I will try and stop by again but wanted to say thanks for the prayers and concerns.
You all the the cats!
Love ya,
Big Maude

February 03, 2010 - Msg 77550:
Barney: (to Thelma Lou) Well, so what if she did hold my hand the whole time we were in the post office.
Maybe it's just a custom back where she comes from.

February 03, 2010 - Msg 77551:
Hello porch family

Maude...so glad you're home and back on the porch. Thank the Lord things went well. We continue to pray for a full and speedy recovery.

Boo......great to see ya back in your rocking chair. Sure missed you. Pray you get some rest now.

Asa...you're right, the band-aid they put on my finger after stcking it came right off but not the one on the arm. It took the hair and half my skin:)

Possum.....yea yea.......that's what my wife says.."you gotta just yank that band-aid off". She always says, "let me do it" and then has a wicked grin on her face!

Spot....you feeling better bro?

Ro....hurry and get back. We miss ya!

Well gonna get out of here for now. You all have a great night.
Love and prayers!

February 03, 2010 - Msg 77552: HAHA...do I have anything that needs loosinin' Asa?! Nope but I may have some things that need some tightening. ;-) You are too funny. I've missed ya.

Thanks REV, missed you too.

I have not had time to read all the archives but did see that Maude had surgery and Kai lost her beloved kitty. Glad you are on the mend, Maude.

Sterling, we are all so in love with our kitty Tigger that if anything happened to him it would really be bad and we have only had him almost a year. We had ideas that we would put him outside when we moved out here but no, that didn't work out. The poor thing got attacked by a ferrel cat out here and is terrified of being outdoors alone so he is back in the house, lazing around, getting fatter by the day....kinda like the rest of the family. ;-) Seriously though, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your kitty. I pray that Kai's broken heart is mended speedily.

I finally found the charger to my camera so some pictures will be on the way next week after I return from retreat. Of course, if you are on facebook you will probably be seeing some very embarrassing and humiliating pictures (posted by my friends) of me singing karaoke or something....yeesh!

Been enjoying the house and having lots of fires in the fireplace. It has actually been cold enough...lots of rain, too.

Thanks for that word about fish oil and garlic, MDC. I had forgotten about that and need to get him some. Sean is on it now, since he had nose bleeds from every cholesterol med they tried to give him. The first fish oil we gave him gave him nosebleeds but this latest one has not. It makes him sick at his stomach, though so I am getting him to take it right before bed and see how he does. I forgot to tell you all that the doc wants to do some hormone testing on sean due to his breast growth and certain other characteristics such as his voice not changing. Please remember him in your prayers. I forgot to say that we finally got off the Paxil and is doing much better on another med.

Gotta run..


February 03, 2010 - Msg 77553: Evening Porch Family:
Just checking in before heading off to bed. Been a long day...
I'll check back tomorrow. ~New Neighbor

February 04, 2010 - Msg 77554: Mornin' y'all! Hey Maude- happy that you're home and things went good for you. Take care of yourself-don't worry about cooking. I'll feed these hungry buzzards.

Y'all,I think spot must be pretty sick. He e-mails me quite regularly,and I haven't heard from him. Prayers for spot to get well soon!

Ok,I don't feel like cooking,so let's go to Waffle House.See y'all there!

possum under a rock

February 04, 2010 - Msg 77555: Hi All.
Where is everyone today?


February 04, 2010 - Msg 77556: I'm richere Tom. How are you doing today?

Maude, thanks for checking in and I'm so glad your on the road to recovery. I hope it is fast and complete. (your recovery)

Good to see you back with us Boo. It sounds like you may need Gomer to come over and chop some firewood for you now. I will add Sean to my prayer list. I'm glad he has loving parents like you and Bruce to look after him.

Possum, I hope Spot ain't ailin to bad. I wonder if he's got something we can loosen? Maybe he just has a touch of the pip (whatever that is).

Where's Albert run off too? Hope he's staying dry.

Auh2o, how's your temps? We are supposed to get up to a balmy 45 today. That's as warm as we've seen in months. I may have to slip on the speedos and work on my tan.:)

Well better get going. Work to do.


February 04, 2010 - Msg 77557: Hi All.
Asa -I'm doing o k .
the weather here is just a little cold and by this weekend we are going to be hit what a snow storm and cold temp.
Boo your family are in my prayers.


February 04, 2010 - Msg 77558:
Whew! Not sure if I'm ready for THAT image, ASA!! haha
For the rest of ya, try some Indian Elixer! teehee

February 04, 2010 - Msg 77559:
Hey Folks

Welcome back Big Maude and Boo.

I don't mean to gloat but apparently the Nigerian President's office is trying to contact me in order to transfer $50,000 into my personal bank account. I'm not kidding, I got the email to prove it. I didn't even know Nigeria had a president (I wish they had ours).

Poor Horatio-That's some blizzard '67 Chicago had. Can you recall it well? Here's a youtube clip of our '77 blizzard.

Asa-It's 27 degrees here right now but, I gotta tell ya, the last few weeks have been a cake wake, not even a foot of snow I bet.

Hey Tom.


February 04, 2010 - Msg 77560: Hey, friends! I've finally gotten a chance to rock for a spell. I'm at Eloise's house, using her computer. My goodness, I've missed you all!!

Great news from Boo! I'm so glad to learn that Bruce is doing well. Have been praying all along, and also been praying for the porch in general. There are always needs, and even though I didn't know what they were, the Lord does, so I just asked Him to take care of my friends and meet them at their point of need, whatever it might be.

The word on my computer is that it will probably be late next week before I get it. Grrrr! I can't believe how attached, how habituated, I am to that thing! I find myself sitting at my desk, looking at a blank monitor, keyboard in place, but no computer. I decided not to go with a laptop. I guess I'm set in my ways, I just like the desktop PC, so that's what I'm getting. It will be loaded with everything I want on it, will be a bit "souped up" from the original model with some added memory. All my toys will be there, and I faxed the guru the confirmation codes for my AVG, which I had just renewed for two years, so he can be sure that's up and running as well. There will be a year-long gap in some things, thanks to my stupidity in not backing up regularly, but I can reconstruct most of it. Once I get my hands on the thing, I will ask all of you to email me so I can make sure I'm up to date on email addresses. Also, if you wish to provide them, I'll want your snail address as well, for the Christmas list. In fact, if someone has that list stored on your computer, you might just attach and forward it to me. However, all that will come later, once I actually have a computer again.

Well, I'm being rude, sitting back here playing on Eloise's computer and not visiting, so guess I'd better go. Be blessed, my friends. --Romeena

February 04, 2010 - Msg 77561: Hey again- Ro, I might have that Christmas list. Not sure how "ept" I am with doing attachments and what not,but I'll look & see what I can do. We've got some time,seeing as Christmas is quite a ways off!

Boo, I neglected to respond to your post regarding Sean. Sure will be praying for him.Keep us posted.So glad you're back on the Porch!

Asa, I don't know if it's the "pip" or not,but spot must be sick with something. It's not like him to stay away from the Porch. Plus, I e-mailed him and haven't heard back. Get well soon, spot!

LOL@ the "Nigerian President",auh2o! Yeah,they are most welcome to ours! Anytime!

Hey to Tom and MDC!

Late lunch over at the Diner- see y'all there!

possum again

February 04, 2010 - Msg 77562: Possum Under a Rock -
Are we kin??

Pogo Possum

February 04, 2010 - Msg 77563: Who dat??? LOL

possum again

February 04, 2010 - Msg 77564: Ok gang im back...guess I had a touch of the flue...back at work and feeling about 80%..let me get started...im here all night...SUPPER?...SPOT

February 04, 2010 - Msg 77565:
Let's have Shake and Bake, cuz i wanna "hep!" haha
Welcome back RO, we'll catch ya on the flip-flop.
Come back now, hear?
Welcome Pogo possum. Where ya from?
Prayers for Spot,

February 04, 2010 - Msg 77566: Good evening porch! just stopping by for a minute. Patrick let me use his laptop so I could visit from my comfy chair in the bedroom.
I have made several trips up and down the stairs today so I figured I had better stay put for a while. Feeling pretty good today, trying to avoid pain meds if possible. I don't like that loopy feeling. Still not much of an appetite but I suspect it will soon return and it sure won't hurt for me to miss a little food for few days! I am scheduled to go back to the doctor next week to have my staples removed so I should be able to move around better after that.

Glad to see everyone this evening. Glad you are feeling better SPOT. good to see BOO, Romeena, possum, ASA, MDC, Rev and everyone else.

bedtime snack will be: brownies with cold milk.

Big Maude

ya'll have a good night. Prayers and blessing to all.

Big Maude

February 04, 2010 - Msg 77567: Thanks Maude and MDC..is pogo possum a new rocker?..possum you in here?..come in..well watching Pawn Stars...on history channel...yall ever watch it?...SPOT

February 05, 2010 - Msg 77568:
Hello porch family. Heading to bed but just wanted to stop by and remind you that Jesus LOVES you!
Love and prayers!

February 05, 2010 - Msg 77569:
AMEN to that brother! (:

February 05, 2010 - Msg 77570: Morning Porch Family:
Just getting ready for all this snow!!! M-T, get that snowblower ready. Hope you have lots of Huggies for the little one! They are calling for 2-3 FEET of snow today and tomorrow. Already stocked the pantry and frig... Let it snow. I'll be checking on the porch regularly- that is as long as SPOT keeps the light on!! Blessing and safety- ~ New Neighbor

February 05, 2010 - Msg 77571: Good morning everyone. I'm glad to hear BRUCE is doing better, and that you're up and running MAUDE. Prayers for poor KAI, and everyone else whose under the weather or feeling poorly. Oh, what the heck! Prayers for everyone.

The whole family has been striken to one degree or another with a bad head cold/throat kind of thing. It's misery. The kids bounced back pretty quickly, me, not so much. It's hard for LIla to sleep, so that makes the nights pretty lousy for the Mrs., her, and me.

We are expecting upward of two feet of snow between this afternoon and tomorrow evening. Around here, that means the grocery stores are way out of milk, tp, and bread. Good thing I head for the Coke and ice cream isles ;-). And we always have baby wipes. Too much information?

Anyway, the Mrs. has to work tonight so she might have to go in early if it starts to get bad. Then, with that much snow falling that fast, it's more than an even chance she will be stuck at work--either physically or due to shortages--until Sunday. Thankfully, she has a stock for Lila in the freezer. I'll tell you, though, I'm not cut out to be a single parent for four, especially four stuck in the house. Please pray!

Well, other than those little hiccups I can't complain. The Lord has been good to us. Hope you all are dandy. Have a great weekend.


February 05, 2010 - Msg 77572: Mornin' y'all! Hey Maudie! Glad you're improving-take care of yourself,friend!

Spot- you feel up to cooking? I've been feeding everyone lately in your absence. I'm happy you're back,YOUT!!

Thanks,Rev. Lots of rain moving into the Palmetto state-you try & stay dry!

Well, I'm gonna sit back and wait on spot's breakfast.Y'all have a good day-love to all!

possum under a rock

February 05, 2010 - Msg 77573: NN: Snow blower? I may be longwinded, even blow a lot of hot air from time to time, but I can't melt three feet of snow! ;-) Actually, my little blower can't handle a snow this big, so it'll be the shoevling life for me.


February 05, 2010 - Msg 77574: Hey POSSUM!

February 05, 2010 - Msg 77575: HEY to everyone and thanks for those prayers. They are certainly appreciated. :-) I was out yesterday with some kind of bug, I guess...or something. Woke up with the room spinning and throwing up. Got lots of rest and am feeling better today.

I will be out of town for a couple of days but thin will be rocking full time again. Ya'll have a great weekend. :-)

Me-They, my prayers for you and the family this weekend. I can't even imagine 2 feet of snow or getting stuck at the hospital for the weekend. Yuck! Been stuck there once during a hurricane and it was tough. All the pregnant women in south texas were there, i think. Docs told them to come in just in case their water broke when the barometric pressure dropped. We had 'em everywhere.

See you all on sunday or monday.


February 05, 2010 - Msg 77576: Hi All.
Me They- Iwill take your 2'' of snow over the 6-8'' of sow that we are going to git from to Sunday.
Boo-have fun this weekend.
Spot keep the light on this weekend for the big gand sunday.


February 05, 2010 - Msg 77577: Hey Me- They! Didn't see you earlier. Hope you don't have too rough of a time with that snowstorm-or the kiddies!

Feel better,Boo!

Hey to Tom!
possum again