May 31, 2010 - Msg 79299: I'm back inside, the pond waterfall is working again, and there are fewer weeds in one of the flowerbeds. I need to have a "weed day" with Joe and his helper, and soon! Wretched things. --Romeena

May 31, 2010 - Msg 79300: I figured since I was all hot and sweaty anyway, I might as well sweep the porch before cooling off and cleaning up. --Romeena

May 31, 2010 - Msg 79301: Swish! good Job Romeena...well gang My Atlanta Braves are in 1st place after the win today!...waiting for storms again here at work..I salute all the Vets today!...well let me find a snack here at work...prayers...Lets habe a Big bbq this afternoon.....SPOT

May 31, 2010 - Msg 79302: Afternoon Y'all and Happy Memorial Day. Bad T- storms here all afternoon, but we're catching a break at the moment. Thought I'd pop in and let y'all know that Laci did quite well for me with the hearing aids. No wild rabid animals here- LOL It is so wonderful to see the changes that being able to hear has brought her.
Spot, I'll be over for the BBQ later. Hope Maudie's bringing slaw!
possum under a rock

May 31, 2010 - Msg 79303: Got the garden hoed, beans have blooms, maters have maters and blooms, squash has blooms - corn is up and fertilized. . .looking like it might be a decent garden this year.

Thankful for all of the Vets who give me the freedom to pursue my dreams.


May 31, 2010 - Msg 79304:
A Memorial Day tribute to all military veterans who gave their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces.

from Poor Horatio

May 31, 2010 - Msg 79305: Well said, HM. :-)

Been a nice evening...pleasant weather, sitting on the porch watching the animals. The homemade ice cream was really good. The family and some close friends spent the evening with us and little Emily saw the goats for the first time. How cute she was with them! It is worth the trouble just to see the happiness they bring the little ones. They seem to be adjusting well to being in the back 3 trouble so far but Thelma stays pretty close to the fence watching us, poor thing. The porches sure are nice and clean, though, and everyone was able to sit outside and not be bothered.

I recently bought a couple seasons of Little House and Erin loves watching them with me...think I will curl up with her on the couch and watch some mean old Nellie Olson!


May 31, 2010 - Msg 79306: Happy Memorial Day everyone! May God Bless America! Thank you to the porch peeps that have served our country, serve now, or will serve in the future and their families.

May 31, 2010 - Msg 79307: Romeena, that is strange how both of your dogs have reacted to that commercial about animal cruelty. Even I have difficulty watching that commercial and listening to that haunting song. As someone who has owned two dogs in the past, my commuting between countries prevents me from adopting another one, and that saddens me.

from Poor Horatio

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79308:
Well I see that BO was a no-show at Arlington
today, sent the veep in his place! Sorry for
the politico, but it just chaps my hide. OK,
the box goes back under the porch.
I had a good day off, and remebered our fallen.
PH- thanks for your special post!
Prayers for Asa and family.

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79309: Good morning, porch! Beautiful here today, clear, breezy, a lovely day! I did get canceled last night, was able to spend the evening with myt friends (great time, lots of laughs) and now I'm rested and fresh today. Got a Dr. appointment to get the plan for this renal thing, then Joe will be here this afternoon to repair a broken sprinkler head. All in all, a peaceful day.

Yes, PH, it is strange how the Plum, and now Toye Starr, respond to that commercial. I thought they might be reacting to some subtle behavior of mine, but Starr can be in another room and if the first piano chords sound, she comes trotting in, emitting little growls and woofs. She will sit in front of the TV and literally watch the commercial, making unhappy little noises the whole time. It's spooky! there are times when I think they understand a whole lot more than we give them credit for. I'm thinking that the day could come when abusers will be confronted by their victims, in a very real sense. Imagine standing before the Lord, and a tiny kitten is brought in, who says "Do you remember when you did thus-and-so to me?" and knowing there is now no denial? Like any of us, confronted with our sins, it could be very uncomfortable, but somehow, abuse of the helpless, whether animal or human, seems especially shameful.

Well, gotta run. Don't want to be late for the Doctor. Please pray that all my numbers have returned to normal, and acute renal failure has resolved. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79310:

God bless you on this special day, Andy. Thanks for all the memories.

I'll see ya.
--Rafe Hollister

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79311:
Hello porch family.....just checking in real quick to let you know things are going great. The kick off for my new tour went great and the new songs went over fantastic. Praise the Lord!

Keep my rocker dusted for me please and Spot start up the UPS meals for me again this year. Got to eat good to keep the concerts lively:)

Love and prayers for all my wonderful porch family......and remember...Jesus loves you!

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79312: Happy Birthday to Andy Griffith. What a blessing for countless viewers to have been a part of such a wonderful T.V. show that exuded Christian love and reminded us what being moral and decent was all about. Mayberry will always exist in my heart. Andy, I hope you have a blessed birthday.
C Darlin'

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79313: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDY! You'll always be special to millions of us. Long live Mayberry! --Romeena

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79314: I'm back from the doctor, and the news, while not all that bad, isn't all that good either. According to my numbers, my kidneys are functioning at about half-power. Dr. W thinks it may be one of my blood pressure meds that's irritating them, because nothing else seems to add up. My blood pressure has never been high enough to do damage, and my blood sugar stays in good control. He stated flatly he did not believe my diabetes has anything to do with it. Also, he's doubtful that the Advil had anything to do with it either, because I hadn't taken that much of it. So we're stopping the med for a few days, will repeat some labs on Monday and see if things have improved any. If not, then we have a whole new ball game. I feel just fine, so my impression is that things will be okay.

Well, I'm off to do a bit of mousing around, maybe get with Eloise and go find some lunch. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79315: The boys are having their first day out of school. I have them making beaded bracelets - we will hopefully sell some of them at different goat things we attend. We call them "Baugh"bles!

Blessings to Andy Griffith - may he have continued good health.


June 01, 2010 - Msg 79316: Happy Birthday Andy Griffith!

Ro, I hope you can get a handle on whatever is causing your kidneys to do that. Take good care, friend!

possum under a rock

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79317:
Today is Andy's Birthday??
Well bless his heart!

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79318:
RO- the kidneys are amazing organs! I have learnt so much about them. You can be down to ONE of the two working at just 15 percent, and still not need dialysis! Amazing! Cranberry can help kidney function, and also help prevent uti. I take two to three capsules daily, as i also take two BP meds.
I know, there goes MDC again with the "natural stuff!" haha
OK, I'll go microwawave a TV dinner! (:

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79319: That is clever, HM..because it works on two levels: your name, and the sound that a goat makes. :-)

Ro, you make a good point when you say that you feel fine so your impression is that things will be alright. I think that is true many times. Prayers that those kidneys will hold their own and even improve. MDC makes a point, right? All we really need is one kidney that works enough to get us by. I have a friend who is giving one of his kidneys to his diabetic brother at the end of the month.

Yep, I think Ol' Andy is 84 now, isn't he? Bless his heart. May the Lord grant him many more happy, productive years.

Maybe we will watch a little TAGS marathon tonight in honor of Andy's birthday.


June 01, 2010 - Msg 79320:
Boo- i was just thinking, it would probably hadbeen better to have gotten Thelma Lou AFTER the fence was done; for as it is now, she knew "freedom" but is now fenced. Whereas, if she had come to a fenced area from the onset, she wouldnt have known about standing on the porch, etc. She may get a little frustrated.
Please give her plenty of TLC until get gets used to her new parameters. I know you will.
God bless,

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79321:
Welcome June!!!

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79322: Wow Rafe what a neat post...happy b-day Andy...well storms are lurking around here in Ga...hey Boo,Romeena MDC,TOM,Lucy?.Mavis?...well Rev I got ya some meals made up for the tonight and b-fast...BBQ ribs,baked beans,slaw,texas toast for supper...b-fast will be bacon egg and cheese sandwiches all vacume sealed and packed ready for UPS shipment! for the truck...Hey Maude,hm,horatio.....well back to work..baack in just a bit!...SPOT

June 01, 2010 - Msg 79323:

Ro....praying that things will be fine with you health issues.

Thanks Spot.....I'll be watching out for the brown truck.

Think I'll go back here in the motorhome, get in bed and watch some TAGS dvds.

Love and prayers for all the porch family!

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79324: So sweet of you to be so concerned about Thelma, MDC. I will do as you say and spend time with her. She appears to be doing pretty well today and is sticking close to the goats.

"Hey" back at ya, SPOT. Have a good night at work. :-)

Love and prayers to you, too, REV.


June 02, 2010 - Msg 79325: Prayers for your health situation, Ro.

MDC, do you ever eat or drink those nutrients you take, or do you just take them in pill form? ;)
Like, do you ever drink cranberry juice?(trying to throw my brother some business his way; he works at Ocean Spray).

Had awards night at Kai's school tonight. Kai received the award for spelling, which isn't a big surprise to me. She took to it pretty quick.

Just wanted to say something about those relatives staying over this Memorial Day weekend. In that it wasn't all bad. Remember when I told you that my niece(on wife's side) also stayed over and slept in Kai's room? Well, when I was up there, and Kai and I were saying our prayers, I glanced out of the corner of my eye at Kai's cousin(who is unchurched), and she had her hands folded just like we did. Then Kai decided to read to her from her devotional, which they did for a little bit. I had left to do something in my room, and when I walked by I noticed they were already done and in bed. So I went on with what I was doing, and as I walked by again, I saw them both sitting on Kai's bed. I asked them what they were doing, and Kai said that her cousin wanted her to read more to her from her devotional.
I remember when I first started telling Kai about God, and how thirsty she seemed for that knowledge, and how eager she was to learn about Him.
I was just wondering if it is that way for most kids. That once they hear about Jesus, they just want to know Him more.

Kai's cousin may forget what Kai was talking to her about, which probably wouldn't be hard to do since her family doesn't talk about God or go to church. Or maybe there is started a little spark inside of her that won't let her forget, and will start her searching for more.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79326: Thank you for sharing that, Sterling. You made me cry but I am going to pray for Kai's cousin, that the seed that was planted this weekend will grow in her young heart. Bless you for taking kai to church and teaching her about see it is already bringing forth fruit! Very touching. May the Lord continue to use Kai to reach out to other children and family members. Keep up the good work, Dad. :-)


June 02, 2010 - Msg 79327: Oh, and let's not forget the influence of a Christian school, as well. :-)


June 02, 2010 - Msg 79328:
Sterling-No offense against your bro, but MOST of those juices are crammed with added sugar.
One I did find that's pretty good is Naked Juices. Pretty organic and natural.
Otherwise it's pretty much fish oil capsules, garlic tabs, cranberry capsules, cinnamon capsules, a daily vitamin, and my heart and BP meds.
"With us Fifes, it all goes to muscle" (:
Prayers for Kai's cousin.

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79329: SHAKEDOWN!

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79330: After the SHAKEDOWN its breakfast!...eggs your way(as many as you want)thick sliced bacon,sausage,countryham,tatertots,hashbrowns,big bisquits and milk gravy,redeye gravy,toast,thin sliced fried pork chops,grits, coffee milk,oj...Rev yer vacume sealed olate will be on the way...will send 2 plates o0ne for the Misses...prayers to all...hello Sterling,MDC and off to sleep and back at 2...SPOT

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79331: I don't see OREGANO in that list, MDC.... I have some Cranberry capsules but don't take them regular...supposed to help the kidney function, you say?


June 02, 2010 - Msg 79332:
OMGosh, how could I forget THAT! Yes indeed, one oregano capsule. Even my eye doc is surprised how fast my eye is healing! Must be the oregano! (:
G'day mates,

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79333:
We had a shakedown of our own here at the office a bit ago.
Cops came by and said they had a call from our location. The only problem was that nobody called!
Strange! Maybe Sarah was sleeping on her 24/7 shift! ha

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79334: Good morning, porch! What a beautiful story, Sterling. Thanks for sharing it. "And a little child shall lead them." Blessings upon Kai, as she so innocently influences those around her.

Eeek! Eddie just came mowing into the back yard - I didn't even know he was here. He usually comes on Thursday. Now I've got to get dressed and go to the bank, because I don't have enough cash here to pay him. I could write him a check, but I don't think he uses a checking account, so it would cost him to cash it. I try to always pay him in cash. It's the least I can do, when he so cheerfully does so much for me.

I have to work tonight, then am off until Friday of next week. Was supposed to work Tuesday, but another nurse wanted to make a trade as she needed Friday off. I'm glad to do it, because I just love these long stretches off.

Gosh, the yard is looking so pretty already. It's amazing what mowing will do, and Eddie does such a nice job. I think I've got a little bag of cookies in the kitchen - will send them to his little girl. I buy things like that when I catch them on sale, and send them to the children of folks who work around here. Kids love to get little unexpected treats.

Well, gotta run. Eddie will be finished soon, and I need to go get that money. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79335:
79333 was me - MDC

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79336: Hey Y'all!

Sterling, I loved that about Kai & her cousin. thank you for sharing it with us.

Who had an office shakedown? Was that you, MDC? I told you about making those crank phone calls! Yes, all of our refrigerators are running- right, Porchsters? LOL

What's for lunch? Anybody want to go to Mt. Pilot for Chinese?

possum under a rock

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79337:
Your fridge may be running, but do you have Prince Albert in a can?? teehee

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79338: Nope- I just let him out! LOL

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79339: Hello? Is this the zoo? May I speak to Mr. Fox, please? Hahahaha!

June 02, 2010 - Msg 79340: What? I don't get it #79339.

Hope Romeena is having an easy night at work, bless her.

Fairly busy day today but not terrible. We are expecting some really bad weather here tonight. The good part is that we very seldom ever get tornadoes here on the coast and its a good thing, too because none of us has basements. If you did down 4 feet here you hit wet sand.

Bruce had his nuclear stress test today but didn't get any results. He has been feeling pretty good, though. The kids and I have been feeling a little under the weather from a virus being passed around in the family. I am much better, just more tired than usual.

Looks like they might actually get that oil leak capped this week. That would be a blessing. We are fortunate way down here to have not been effected by it so far.

Well, guess I will get to bed here soon...I tried to sleep in this morning but Hank started barking at about 6:30 and that was it for me.

See you all in the morning. God bless and keep each one of you and your families. :-)


June 03, 2010 - Msg 79341: Good morning, porch. Thanks for the good wishes, Boo, and it worked! We had a great night. I even got to read several chapters in my current book - "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks. Wow, that boy can write!

As for 79339 - that was me! Now don't tell me you never called the zoo when you were a kid and asked for Mr. Fox or Mr. Wolf. Then you giggle like an idiot, and hang up really quick, thinking you're just the funniest, most clever thing that ever hit town. That call was usually made right after the one made to the corner drug store, which is when you asked about Prince Albert in a can, as suggested above. Heeheehee! You had just better hope your parents, or at least MY parents, didn't catch you, or your britches would get smoked good and proper.

Well, sleep calls. See you good folks later. --Romeena

June 03, 2010 - Msg 79342: Im with ya possum...Mt Pilot here we come...will you pick me up?..I will be at the end of the driveway............please dont make me do a Bo Duke and jump in the window while yer still rolling....SPOT

June 03, 2010 - Msg 79343: RIP Rue McClanahan

June 03, 2010 - Msg 79344: Hey Spot- you're a day late & a dollar short! We went for Chinese yesterday! Aww, don't cry. You're welcome to share my lunch- I had ham, butter beans & rice. If that don't grab ya, guess you're on your own unless Maude shows up with lunch.
LOL @ Bo Duke! You know you're too old to be doin' them stunts,Spot!

Well, only Betty White remains from our Golden Girls. RIP "Blanche".

Y'all take care-love to all!
possum under a rock

June 03, 2010 - Msg 79345:
Lots of RIPs lately. Prayers for all.
Good day folks. hope REV's tour is going well.
Spot-Rev, our DBacks play the Braves next Thursday and I'll be there!
I watched DOGS DOGS DOGS last night and saw the giraffe line by Barney
TV Land cuts it out (so i have heard.) Do they also
cut out the part where Otis says that they are 'gassed'?
Well, have a good day all!

June 03, 2010 - Msg 79346: Gosh, that's three celebrities this week that have passed. Sad.

Glad you had a good night, Ro. While I have done my share of "Prince Albert in a Can" calling, I never heard of the zoo one...

Boy did we have one hellacious storm last night!! Tornado warnings, high winds, rain...we lost power for three hours from about 11:30pm to 2:30am. I thought about SPOT and wondered what he would be doing in this situation. Karen's little girl Alison was spending the night and all three kids were scared to death when the power went off. They were following me around and hanging onto the back of my clothes while I found matches and lit candles. Bruce was already asleep but soon woke up because his breathing machine wasn't working. I couldn't get the kids unglued from me and finally put them all to bed in the same room and stayed with them until they fell asleep. By then the winds has died down. There was alot of damage done in town, lots of trees falling on houses, etc. but we just had a few little limbs in our yard down and the little blue pool I put out for the dogs dissappeared...never found it. I was worried about the animals but they were all fine. I went to try to get the dogs into the garage or the laundry room and couldn't find them anywhere when that wind and rain hit. As soon as things quieted down, there they were playing on the back porch. All critters weathered the storm very well. I was going to ask SPOT a question. This house we are in has so many windows and the front door has a big glass pane so it is easy to see outside and we were watching quite an electrical storm out there. Well, there is a telephone pole across the street and it has light on it and a couple of those white, round can-looking things that have something to do with the power (don't know the name, obviously) but all of a sudden that thing lit up a green-blue color and sparks started flying out of that thing. I didn't see lightening hit it or anything so I am wondering what happened. That was when our power went out. So, what actually happens that makes the power go out during a storm?

Better git...I have a birthday party to attend. My friend Carrie (the one with 5 kids, the youngest a year old) turns 40!


June 03, 2010 - Msg 79347: Hey,Boo. I'm not Spot,but from living through my share of storms & power outages, that sounds like a transformer blew. Just asked Mr.Possum and he says that's what it was. Of course, I know you're like Barney and have to wait for the "official verification" to come in from Spot,but thought I'd chime in there- glad y'all made it through ok. We've been having lots of T-storms too. Hope we all make it through hurricane season unscathed!
Yeah, we're losing a lot of celebrities lately... Art Linkletter, Dennis Hopper, Gary Coleman, and now Rue McClanahan. Makes me kinda sad, like Opie once said. Well, it's all part of the game of Life, huh? May they all rest in peace.
Talk to y'all later- enjoy the party,Boo!

possum again

June 04, 2010 - Msg 79348:
BOO- This is just a layman's take, but my bro is a lineman. (or should i say he plays one on TV? ha) Anyways, in normal operation, the transformer "transforms" the high voltage in the main wires to the 110 volts used in the house. Something may have been struck "down the line" and so to prevent a huge power surge into your home, the transformer absorbed it, but it gives up the ghost when it does so, and goes "bluey." But possum's right, we should wait for the official verification from SPOT once he gets the work order from the county. ha
Glad every one was safe, and that no babies were born during the storm! (:
Prayers, g'nite all.

June 04, 2010 - Msg 79349: Hey Dunkin Donuts is giving away free donuts today with the purchase of a drink (beverage). Ya'll eat one for me because I ain't breaking my diet again this week - Memorial Day was detrimental enough.

"I am a lineman for the county, and I drive the main road, searching for another overload. . . ." Couldn't "resist!!"


June 04, 2010 - Msg 79350:
Ahem, that's "lineperson!" haha

June 04, 2010 - Msg 79351: ♫ ♪ ♫ " If it snows that stretch down South won't ever stand the strain..." ♫ ♫ ♪

Ain't THAT the truth?! Back in Feb. when we had our rare snowstorm, the same thing happened that Boo described- BLOOEY!

Where IS our lineman??? Oh, Spotty...

Well,I'm gonna make tater tot casserole- y'all are welcome to come over to the rock and partake!

possum under a rock

June 04, 2010 - Msg 79352: Hubby is going out to work on my new patio. I inherited a bunch of limestone slabs from my brother who now lives in the home that I grew up in - so in a way it's a little bit of old home in the new home. So - we are putting in a sand base to put the rock on top of. Eventually the deck that we will put around the house will have steps going down to the patio. Hubby also wants a gazebo at the end of the patio. Give me another couple of years to get all of this accomplished.

Did anyone eat a donut for me??


June 04, 2010 - Msg 79353:
HM- I know where you can get a 'slightly' used gazebo, complete with spiders and one new plank
sawed by Andy himself! ha
Y'all have a super weekend. God bless America,
land that I love, stand beside her, and guide her,
thru the night, with the light from above!

June 04, 2010 - Msg 79354: I just got make sure that the band ain't a playing on it when I go to move it though, . . . . .


June 04, 2010 - Msg 79355: Thanks for the transformer lesson...

Hey HM, that patio sounds neat. I really like the idea of you having a part of the old house at the new house. Hope you enjoy it a bunch. You know the birthday party I mentioned yesterday? Well, it was an outdoor BBQ at this house on a little lake and the owner had been there working on the place for 37 years and it was absolutely beautiful. On one side of the house he had built a flagstone patio with an fireplace in it. Wow!! It was something to see and he said he got all the stone for 2,000 from a guy who was going out of business. If you have enough stone, might think about putting in an outside fireplace. One of these days I want to put a stone firepit in the back is not at the top of the list of to-do's, though. I did finally buy four white rockers for the front porch and poor Bruce has to put them together for me. I got those generic white rocker you can get at Lowe's..only 88 dollars but you have to put them together yourself. We also got some shutter for the front windows (hunter green). We will see how long it takes to get those put up!

The porches sure are staying cleaner now that the donkey and goats are put up. I told you all about how people are talking about the donkey on our front porch? Well, i was at Walmart yesterday and the checker and I got into a conversation and I mentioned that house..I said it's the white one with the...(and she finished my sentence for me): "..donkey on the front porch?". I couldn't believe it! haha...she said she and her grandson were driving by and saw the donkey on the porch and he couldn't wait to get home to tell his grandpa. We are certainly getting a reputation in this town. :-)

You know I messed up earlier in the week and neglected to acknowledge ASA's post when he checked in. If you are reading this ASA, I am very sorry. I was very happy to see that you had checked in but sorry that things are rough for you right now, friend. My prayers for you and your family this night.

Well, better a tummy ache for some reason. Talk to you all in the morning.


June 05, 2010 - Msg 79356: Good evening, porch. Just got home from bunco - what a hoot! Twelve old gals rolling dice and whoopin' and hollerin' like any of it really mattered! We do have fun. We put up $6 to play, and then it's divided up at the end, according to various criteria in scoring. There are several different ways to win, so about eight people end up dividing the money. Nobody wins much more than they put up, and most of us just toss it back in the kitty anyway. The kitty is used to send flowers to a member if there's an illness or a death, or we vote to use part of it to pay a scholarship to send a needy kid to church camp, or sometimes we send a little bit to the Mongolia mission. If somebody chooses to keep what they won, usually nobody notices, and if they do, they just figure maybe that person needed it this time. It's all in fun, anyway.

One of our members was robbed last week. She was up at the church doing something, her husband left the house at 3 p.m. to pick her up, they got home at 3:25 and found the house ransacked. In that short time, the robbers had found an unlocked window, entered the house, took a flat-screen TV, a computer monitor (left the computer), took about $600 in cash, opened and dumped every drawer in the bedroom and turned on the water faucets. They didn't plug the sinks, thank heaven, so there was no water damage. They also found her jewelry and a camera, stuffed it in a pillowcase and were taking it, but apparently dropped it as they were going over the back fence. The police said they left in a hurry, probably heard the garage door opening. Imagine all of that happening in just 25 minutes.

You know, it really scares me. Not that there's any "thing" in this house that it would be so terrible to lose, but there's Toye Starr. If someone came in, she would be barking at them, and they'd probably do something to her to shut her up. In that case, the law had better lock them away for a very long time, because it would not do for them to be where I could find them. Theft I could forgive. Harming her, no.

Well, speaking of her little self, she's in here asking for a cuddle, so guess I'd better go get in my chair and make a lap for her. She is the very definition of "lapdog". Rotten little kid.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 05, 2010 - Msg 79357: Sorry for your neighbor, Ro. I always make sure things are locked up here. Even though we don't get much burglary around here. Still....
I don't understand why someone would turn on the faucets. I mean, isn't robbing them bad enough, but they feel they have to try to damage the place too?
Stay safe... and armed.

Had a little "God" moment with Kai tonight. She was having a case of the hiccups, but holding her breath and drinking water wasn't working, but it was well past her bed-time, so we went up to bed so I could tuck her in(well, she is at the age where she doesn't want me to tuck her in anymore, but we do say our prayers together).
She started our prayers(hiccuping), praying for me, her mommy and herself, as well as our families, and then passed it over to me, where I added a prayer pertaining to health and hiccups, and for the next day and whatnot.

When we finished, I asked her if she noticed anything. She looked at me quizzically, so I asked her what we were praying for.
Her eyes widened and a smile graced her face as she realized that her hiccups had stopped while we were praying.

I suppose. Jesus performed miracles big AND small.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 05, 2010 - Msg 79358: Hi All.

His is a peace that I know best
When I'm attuned to Him;
Or when my problems seem to mount,
Or when my hopes grow dim;
When I've strayed and come back home
To find my prospects slim;
Ionly have to speak His name-
And nearby I find Him.


June 05, 2010 - Msg 79359: Good morning family:

This has been a 2 week period of whirlwind activity. the Graduates FINALLY are!!! The year is mowed, the porch swept and it's time to sit for minute and put my feet up. Think I'll head for the front porch, find my comfy rocker and read for a while.
Asa- We love you, miss you and are praying for you and the family in these tough times. Stop by now and again...
Thanks for the poem TOM- another good one!
Blessings family- New Neighbor

June 05, 2010 - Msg 79360: Sterling, I'll bet those burglars were going to plug the sinks but ran out of time...they were probably trying to copy "The Wet Bandits" from "Home Alone"...remember that? :-) Very sweet about Kai and her hiccups.

Love the poem TOM...thanks.

Take a break NN..."What's yur hurry"? Wish I could take a break today but plenty to do. Have to go to the store today (groan), and lots of chores around here. I'll be back on a break...

June 05, 2010 - Msg 79361: Good morning, porch! Thanks for the poem, Tom, and it's good to hear from you. We've been missing you.

About my friend's burglary - the police said it was probably kids, or at least amateurs. They had removed the dresser drawers and dumped them. That takes more time and makes more noise. Professionals open the bottom drawers first, rifle through them, then open the next one up and keep going, leaving them all open. Scattering stuff around just makes it harder for them to move around in the room. Also, my friend's husband has a large collection of very old coins, worth thousands, that the thieves had apparently looked at, but left behind. The police said the coins were heavy, so they opted for the TV and monitor, the cash, and the jewelry instead on their first pass. They think they may have thought they'd have more time, but when they heard the car pull in, they grabbed the "fun" stuff and ran. Then the idiots dropped the jewelry and camera, which was a break for my friend. She said her jewelry wasn't worth a huge amount, but some of it was inherited and meant a lot to her. The police said an experienced thief would have taken the jewelry, the coin collection and the cash first, and come back for the TV and monitor if they had time. The coins were worth far, far more than the TV - it was a flat screen, but it was small one, a bedroom-size, and not worth more than a few hundred dollars. The dumb kids just saw a bunch of old coins - had no idea what they were worth. Incidentally, my friends did not have an alarm system, but they're having one put in this week! I do have one, it's very comprehensive, and I use it faithfully. Plus, I have the Judge, and I would use it, if I was home.

Well, enough of that. I need to go clean that miserable pond filter again. I think I'll change the filter medium this time, it has gotten flattened and compacted, so probably clogs faster. Luckily, I keep replacements on hand. I've been threatening to put Fatima up too, and haven't done it. Maybe today I will. It's a bit windy, and she doesn't do too well in a strong wind, but we'll see.

Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

June 05, 2010 - Msg 79362: Just a quick trouble check.....yard work in the heat for me...back for the supper menu...SPOT

June 05, 2010 - Msg 79363: Hey, Spot. Be careful working out there in all that heat. Drink lots of water! And while you're working, think about how pleasant it would be to be on the cruise ship in October, enjoying the company of Mayberry folks and seeing the sights. There's still time to sign up! --Romeena

June 05, 2010 - Msg 79364: Romeena....Gosh ya get me thinking....well its bed for me and Church with Mom and Pop....SPOT

June 06, 2010 - Msg 79365: Oh, Spot, I do hope you and Miss Sherry will join us. It's a lovely time, congenial folks, lots of Mayberry fun and plenty of free time as well. If you can see your way clear to go, you might want to get signed up pretty quick, because the Mayberry cruise coordinator, Sharon, will need time to fit you into table seating and such. Naturally, I would hope you and Miss Sherry would be at the same table with Eloise and me - that is, if you would want to be. We had a really fun table last year, and you would make it even more so. Blessings! --Romeena

June 06, 2010 - Msg 79366:
Hi all, hey to Tom and spot and all.
Ro-will pray for your friends.
God bless all,

June 06, 2010 - Msg 79367: Občas je dobré zamést

June 06, 2010 - Msg 79368: Mornin' Dears & Honeys! Hope everyone is doing well- let's go over to Spot's this morning for breakfast. Spot, ask Mama to cook up a big one for us please!
Happy Sunday Y'all!

possum under a rock

June 06, 2010 - Msg 79369: Uh, I don't think that feller is from around here. What do you think? --Romeena

June 06, 2010 - Msg 79370: Maybe he's just passing through...

Heading to church. Wonder what the topic of sermon is today??? ~New Neighbor

June 06, 2010 - Msg 79371: "I think he's...from somewhere's else"....

Just stopping in to say good morning. Better go get ready for preachin'. NN, I think I heard Barney say the sermon is on sin...


June 06, 2010 - Msg 79372: Well, one thing's for sure - he's not from Eckmondwyke, England! --Romeena

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79373:
Stranger in town? ha Good one Ro.
Welcome oh ye from lands distant.
Latin? Deutch? Frances? hmmm
Maybe he's from Hollywood and wants to poke fun at us! Or maybe he knows Gabby Hayes? (:
Well, yall have a good evening.
Thank you Jesus for a great day.

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79374: Slow day on the porch...mercy. I know I have been busy for a Sunday.

Romeena, I wanted to tell you that Bruce has a cousin in Irving who would be about the age of your youngest, I think. She mentioned something to me about buying insur@nce from someone with your youngest son's name. Could that be your boy? Just curious...

Well, I am beat. Had Bruce's sunday school class over this evening and there were about 24 of us. Had a really nice time. I had better hit the sheets before I fall face-first onto the keypad!


June 07, 2010 - Msg 79375: Good very late evening, friends. No, Boo, that isn't my son, but we were aware of the presence of someone with the same name. I've gotten a few phone calls over the years, looking for that person.

I don't know what I'm doing staying up so late, except for the fact that I took a long nap this afternoon and am not sleepy. I have to get up early, though, so really should go to bed. My friend LaRue is having a carotid endarterectomy in the morning, so I need to be up at the hospital with her before 10:00. She's very nervous about it - well, scared may be a better word. There will be several of us "widder ladies" with her though, so lots of prayers, and she'll be fine.

Well, guess I'll go read for a while and try to get sleepy. I'm reading "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks. It's a good read! I enjoy his work.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79376: Well, where is everybody this morning? I'm up and at 'em, will meet my friend at the hospital around 11:00. Her surgery has been pushed back an hour.

It's gray and cloudy here today, looks chilly out there, but it's actually already 84 degrees. It will be one of those hot, humid, heavy days, I guess. Makes it hard to breathe, seems like.

Well, I finally found a phone directory program for the computer, one that I really like. I loved my old "Agendus" program, but it was lost in the crash in January. This new one is called "Home Suite" and is very user-friendly, arranged nicely, and I think I'm going to like it very much. It has several features, including a sort function that's very flexible. I've got it on a 15 day trial, and am almost certain I'll buy it. It's reasonable, at under $30. I guess good things come to those who wait.

Well, I'd better hit the shower and get ready to go be with my friend. She's the one whose husband passed three years ago, and she hasn't quite gotten used to facing things without him. How well I understand that! To make it worse, Henry was very much a "take-charge" person - not an unpleasant controller, I don't mean that, but he was just always in charge, and she accepted and even enjoyed that. Now everything is up to her, and she's still a bit tentative about things at times, and really misses being able to lean on him. She's a worrier by nature anyway, so she has really been tense about this surgery. I know she'll be fine, and there will be several of us up there with her, plus her daughters, so she won't be alone. If you can, around noon, please just pray for LaRue, that she'll have peace of mind, and the surgery will be successful. Thanks, my friends. What would I do without you? --Romeena

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79377: Poor LaRue. Prayers for her this morning.

Seems like things were really lonely here on the porch this weekend. Last week I was looking back at the archives from three years ago and there sure are alot of folks missing. Wish we could get them back somehow.

It is a HOT and humid day here today. I wanted to sit on the porch with my coffee but yuck, no way. Summer is not my favorite time of year, but you all know that.

I'm not gonna do alot of work today. I need to recover from yesterday!


June 07, 2010 - Msg 79378:
Prayers for LaRue.

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79379: So, I am thinking of opening a Mayberry theme resort near Branson. What does everyone think?

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79380:
Go for it! If it's good enough for Wisconsin,(the Taylor B and B)
then it's good enough for Branson!
And the clock in my stomach says it's about time too! ha And then we'll make Aunt Bee "Miss Luncheon Tray" as Andy calls her in the return of Malcolm Meeriweather! (: Of course, I'm only being "fe-sis-ious!"
Welcome ODS! What's your handle mean?
MDC (Mr. Darlin's Cuz)

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79381: thats my initial. i will change it to AFF. Andy's Favorite Fan.

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79382: I want to build the town of Mayberry with all the caracters. Even have the light bulbs on top the court house.

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79383: I want to build the town of Mayberry with all the characters. Even have the light bulbs on top the court house.

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79384: That would be very fun to go to AFF!

Jennifer, my niece in law is having some bad reactions to her antibiotic (starts with a v - don't know the real name of it - wikipedia says it is used as a last resort) She is back at Vanderbilt. I kind of feel like Gayle Sayers asking for prayers for Brian Piccolo, the story will make you cry.


June 07, 2010 - Msg 79385: Hey ODS, "For the love of Mike, DO IT!"


June 07, 2010 - Msg 79386: Well hey gang....boy what a busy day at work...Rev ya been getting yer meals?..Hey Romeena,Tom,Possum,MDC,Lucy,Boo,Hm,auh20,NN...and all...b-fast menu:as many eggs as ya want yer way,as mush bacon and sausage that ya want,unlimited bisquits and gravy,toast all over the place...butter everywhere and jam and jelly...gallons of oj,milk and coffee...whew...peace and Love ya porch...4:30am for me in the morning....SPOT

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79387: "Mush bacon"....fat paws....Me

June 07, 2010 - Msg 79388:
HM- So sorry about Jennifer. Prayers goin up right now!
AFF- sounds good. We also have a AFD here for andys favorite dish.
Are you a developer with a plan or is it just a concept right now? I think something along the line of Disney's main street would be neat, only Mayberrys main street, courthouse, barber shop, the Grand, the hotel etc. Cool.
Just dont mention my mother's clock. Ha
Hey to Spot. Did you see Boo's question 'bout 'lectricity?

June 08, 2010 - Msg 79389: We must have been posting at the same time, HM. Prayers for Jennifer and her family (including you). Life can sure hand out some hard pills to swallow.

Yep, a theme park like Mayberry..we could come up with alot of ideas, I think. There could be a ride called "The Barney Launcher" in which you sit on these giant feet that launch you into a does that sound?? They could have "The Grand" picture show that showed old flicks of the era and had entertainers/impersonators on certain days. How about Myer's Lake?...bonfires nightly and fishing during the day. There could be an attraction called, "Ride Along With Cousin Ollie" and it would be a wild ride in a squad car and you could turn on the siren! I could think of all sorts of things...I just hope the Mayberry Band doesn't play there!


June 08, 2010 - Msg 79390: Oh, and there could be a bar on the outside of town that served non-alcoholic drinks, of course. It would be called, "The Loaded Goat".

June 08, 2010 - Msg 79391: VICKS!....someone had to say it because it has been far too long.

June 08, 2010 - Msg 79392: Mornin' Y'all! Wow- a Mayberry Theme Park? We can all pile in Spot's camper and head out there! FUN!

Prayers for Miss LaRue (I just love that woman's name,BTW!) and for Jennifer. God Bless them both.

I ain't eatin' no mush bacon, spot!

Well,lots to do around the rock today,so I'm outta here. Y'all have a great day- love to all!

possum under a rock