October 31, 2010 - Msg 81557: First of all, welcome to Imagineer. Thank you for stopping by and introducing yourself. Just like you, all of us here are fans of The Andy Griffith Show. Some of us have been posting here on the Taylor's Front Porch since the mid 1990's. When you get the chance, can you explain how you sell your merchandise? Do you have a web site? Do you advertise on ebay? etc.

As for those of you who are having a problem with the Daylight Saving Time change, here is what I know about it. It is an automatic function that is programmed by Microsoft within Windows, but each user has the ability to override it. If you have it set up to update automatically and it made the change today, October 31, I suspect your LOCATION or TIME ZONE is incorrectly set. Europe makes the time change on October 31 whereas the USA and Canada makes the change on November 7. So right click on the time displayed in the lower right hand corner and check your LOCATION and TIME ZONE setting.

from Poor Horatio

October 31, 2010 - Msg 81558: Excuse all the dust while I sweep the Front Porch.

from Poor Horatio

October 31, 2010 - Msg 81559: If you still can't fix the problem and if you are running the Windows operating system, you can run a fix that Microsoft provides at http://support.microsoft.com/gp/windows_time_zones_and_dst.

from Poor Horatio

October 31, 2010 - Msg 81560: Imagineer here, I have collected TAGS and some other sitcom props for years, but I do not or have not sold any of my items. I considered it once and asked the opinion of other TAGS members, but decided not to sell these precious items, I may one day have a great use for them........thanks

October 31, 2010 - Msg 81561:
Imagineer, thanks for clearing up that misunderstanding. I based my information on the following posting made here a few days ago:
October 27, 2010 - Msg 81506: I heard that a guy that goes my the screen name of "Imagineer" has a bunch of TAGS original set stuff for sale on Miss Crump's Blackboard. I can't seem to find him or see what he's selling. Any suggestions?
Carolina Tom

I wonder how Carolina Tom got the impression you were selling your collection?

from Poor Horatio

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81562: hi porch friends! I've got a laptop to type on now,so maybe I can stop by the porch more often.I tried to post this morning on another computer and it wouldn't let me,so I hope this works.prayers for all of you,I'll stop back later-ky girl

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81563: woo hoo! It worked! I'm so glad,so who went to the old remshaw place for Halloween?-ky girl

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81564:
Welcome back KY girl! I saw you on FB a few times, then at neither place. Now I guess we know why! ha
And the Remshaw place was crowded tonight! ha
I am pulling for the Texas Rangers in the series, but not real promising at this point.
Pleasant dreams!,

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81565:
Hey Folks

Snow in the air this morning but very nice and crisp. I love it.

Imagineer- Welcome!

Been praying for our President and all our leaders.

Peace and Prayers,

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81566: Hi All.
Boy is a cold start to the day 32 dree.
MDC I'm on fb all the time, but every but run in to you there?


November 01, 2010 - Msg 81567: Good Monday morning porch, stopping by from work for a minute. I hope everyone had a great week and have recovered from the goings on at the Remshaw Place.

cool outside today but sunny and supposed to be in the 60's later today.

Looks like we need food! since it is about 10:15 EST time on my end of the porch, I will start cooking lunch: roast beef sandwhiches with swiss cheese, mayo, mustartd, lettuce, tomato (onion for those who want them) chips, pickles, SLAW.
fudge cookies for dessert.

Prayers and blessings to all.
Big Maude

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81568:
Tom, I see you on FB, I have you as a friend.
I am there under my "real" name, Steve R. ha
Also, I post on the TAGS page there.
Pappabear sent me a video of this year's 50th annv mayberry Days held in Sept. Great stuff!
Betty Lynn and many others were there!
Well, have a great All Saints Day!

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81569: Having major puter probs - things going ok...


November 01, 2010 - Msg 81570: Is the employee who tries your patience the most, one of your co’s. biggest assets? http://ht.ly/32ByD Learn from Aunt Bee #MayberryMonday

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81571:
Hmmmm, not sure about 81570.

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81572:
RIP Pontiac. Yup, the car. GM has stopped production. My older brother bought a GTO in the '60s and it was one sweet ride! Like the Beach Boys song, his had 3 "dueces" (two barrel carburators), and about a million horse 389, and a hefty 4 speed.
We would cruise Central Avenue in Phoenix on Sat. nights. Very cool. Sorry for the reminincing, but it was Oldsmobile a few years ago, and now Pontiac, as well as a piece of my childhood. :(

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81573: GO GIANTS WIN TONIGHT.

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81574: Although I don't follow any professional sports teams, since I used to live in the Bay Area many years ago, I would have to agree with TOM and root for the San Francisco Giants.

Yes MDC, it was sad to see the end of Oldsmobile, and now Pontiac.
Now turn up your speakers and listen to Ronnie & The Dakotas' version of Little GTO. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_FSicQWimU
C'mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out GTO!

from Poor Horatio

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81575: Hey, does that mean that my Oldsmobile minivan is bound to be a collector car? ;) Of course, it's a '96.

MDC, is that Mayberry video on Youtube? I'd like to see that!

Well, not to delve into the political correctness realm again, but since it has to do with someone from TAGS, I guess it is not that unforgivable, huh?!
I was sitting in the breakroom at work reading a paper, when I heard on the tv that Ron Howard is getting flack from some - (rhymes with "hay") - groups who want him to remove what they feel is a derogatory remark that one of the characters in his new movie says to another guy. As in, "That's so (rhymes with "hay" again)!" They are really up in arms about it, apparently. But Opie, er, Ron is not backing down, saying that he wouldn't tell someone else what they could say in a movie, so why would anyone want to do that to him?.

Welcome to the world of political correctness and thought control, Ron.
Maybe he doesn't realize who he promoted to get elected.

Sorry if that is too political.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 01, 2010 - Msg 81576:
Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants baseball team for winning the 2010 World Series (even though it does not represent all countries that have professional baseball teams).

from Poor Horatio

November 02, 2010 - Msg 81577:
PH- so true...the "world" of baseball has certainly increased since the inception of that title series! ha Way to go Giants.
Sterling, that's just fine in my book. Yup, sometimes things turn around and bite the hand that fed ya! Poor Ronnie in such a dilema!
I video may be on youtube, worth a check of 2010 mayberry days.
Now, as they said in the 60s, vote for the Kennedy of your choice, but vote! haha

November 02, 2010 - Msg 81578: Good Baseball game today. Now back to the NBA.

November 02, 2010 - Msg 81579:
Morning Porch

Wow! There is a frost on the ole pumpkin this morning. Dress accordingly.

I've been a Giants fans since the Willie's but that's the first time I've ever seen a Championship. Way to go San Fran!! My boy Lyle Lovett did a great job with the National Anthem.

Sterling- I have to agree with your post. While I hate that derogatory comment that Ron Howard made, he is well within his right to make it.

Poor Horatio-I don't have a problem with the term "World Series" here's a breakdown of all the nationalities that makeup MLB.

PH-I used the tiny url link you posted.

“This Isn’t An Election. It’s A Restraining Order.” P.J. O’Rourke.


November 02, 2010 - Msg 81580: Mornin' dears & honeys- don't forget to VOTE today! Let's re-elect Pappa Bear as Mayor of Mayberry!

On a more serious note- Spot just lost a really good friend. Died suddenly at the age of 52. If he's not on the Porch much, you'll understand why. Keep Spotty in your thoughts & prayers, please. Thanks.

possum under a rock

November 02, 2010 - Msg 81581:
auh2o, your link does indicate just how much diversity exists within Major League Baseball.
However, when there is a world series like FIFA World Cup Soccer, you have 32 distinctive countries participating who are each united by their own common cultures. But with Major League Baseball, you don't have that same sense of national pride because you are dealing with an allegiance to a profit-making business whose relationship with any specific location seems dictated upon monetary concerns.
I would have no problem if they named it the North American Series to represent a region. This would allow professional baseball leagues from other countries to participate in their own regional series. Then have all regional champions compete in a true World Series.
In the Little League World Series, although it is dominated by teams from the United States, other teams from the Caribbean, Japan, Mexico, Europe, Latin America, Canada, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific participate.

from Poor Horatio

November 02, 2010 - Msg 81582:
Prayers for Spot and all involved!

November 02, 2010 - Msg 81583: (snif!) I sure was hoping the Rangers could pull it out, but it was not to be. It would have been fun to see them win the pennant. Oh well, maybe next year. They're getting better all the time. --Romeena

November 02, 2010 - Msg 81584: Hey porch...sorry for the no post ....I lost one of my best friends sat night from a heart attack...he just turned 52...I saw or talked to him at least 4 times a week for the last 31 years...family doing good and the old gang is fine....just a check in yall....will be back to the normal SPOT in just a few ...SPOT

November 02, 2010 - Msg 81585:
Thanks Spot-our prayers are with you and yours dear brother.
RO- the Rangers DID win the American League Pennant, and it will hang proudly from the rafters. What they lost was the World Series,
so it's just me correcting your terminology! ha
Well, the polls are closed, and Americans again exercised their freedom to vote. I am "old-school" and always wait for election day to vote even tho we do have early voting. In my case, I walk into a Baptist Church, yes inside the church itself, show my ID according to Arizona law, cast my vote, and walk out smiling.
My guys or gals may or may not win, but i did today what literally millions have fought and died for me to be able to do! I have never taken that lightly, nor have I ever failed to vote. I love this country to pieces! May the ole red, white and blue wave over this land until Jesus comes again!
God bless you all dear porchster friends!

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81586: Listen, brother, how I vote is my business!
who'd you vote for, MDC?
- Hazel

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81587:
I voted for you Hazel.


November 03, 2010 - Msg 81588: Morning Porch. just checking in for a minute.
My prayers and sympathies to SPOT and his dear friends family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Cool and cloudy today on my end of the porch. Rain expected with some possible snow flurries Friday or Saturday morning. I don't really expect that but you never know.

I voted for you too Hazel! Now, what are you gonna do in your term of office?

Lunch menu will be: pulled pork BBQ sandwhiches, SLAW, chips, pickles. chess bars for dessert.
tea, lemonade to drink.

prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81589:
Oh yeah, I also voted for Quisp and he hammered Quake so I am a very accurate barometer.

PH-I have to believe it's the economic advantages that soccer brings to each of the team owners, through out Europe, outside of the World Cup that make soccer what it is. I have a good deal of allegiance to profit making, as does David Beckham, for example.

What a wonderful morning!!

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81590: Hi All.
cold start to the day.
Maybe the snow will skip pass us going right into SPRING HEHE


November 03, 2010 - Msg 81591:
Hazel- "...now that's freedom, and I'm FOR that."
Andy: Well you can put me down for that too! haha
So, is Hazel our new mayor of mayberry?
auh20- There is a fresh crispness in the air this morning!
Ya a have a good day!

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81592: Im voting for Andy

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81593:
I'm voting to KEEP the cannon. (:

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81594:
IMAGINEER-If yer a lookin' in, can you perhaps tell me why they added those "flower boxes", sans flowers, at the bottom of the inside of the courthouse windows? They showed up around season 3. thanks,

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81595: I was told that had something to do with the lighting, something to counter act the window glare . Don't know if they ever did use them or not. Also heard that they were to replicate the system used in some public buildings and schools as a type of wind and rain deflector. In a REAL building you could open the windows and even if it rained the water would flow back outdoors, and a breeze could come in without causing a direct draft.
Aunt Bee could also hide pickles in there.

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81596:
Thank you, that makes a lot of sense. For a city-folk here in Phoenix, who keeps his windows shut tight, wherefore to keep the heat out whilst I actually sit in the direct draft of the A/C, (ha)that is some new info! Then there was my cuz, Earnest T, who couldn't read or write a lick, yet somehow wrote all those most understandable notes tied to the rocks that he threw through windas! ha
Ah, the world of television! (:

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81597:
Is there a chior practice going on under Possum's rock that no one told me about? If yer a gonna change the location, you should at least let a guy know. (:

November 03, 2010 - Msg 81598: Hey gang!...things are getting better on this end of the porch...thanks yall!...thanks for Lunch Maude...gona carry one of the leftover bbq sandwiches for lunch tomorrow...hey Frankie,possum,Romeena,MDC,Rev,MDC,Tom and all....but a good wax job on my truck today...black looks good cleaned up but hard to keep it that way...got the camper winterzied (spelling)?...cleaned out the cubbard in it and the squirrels are having a feast on cereal,pop tarts and chips....poured it all in a pile in the garden....crows try to run the squirrels off...funny....ok....and thanks again yall for yer support as allways....back in just a bit...signed:SPOT yer talking dog of this here porch!

November 04, 2010 - Msg 81599:
Prayers continue for you Spot. Looks like it's just you and me tonight. Hang in there buddy.

November 04, 2010 - Msg 81600: Good late evening, porch. I'm up very late, having slept a good part of the day after working all night last night. Would normally sleep very late tomorrow, in order to return to work tomorrow night, but I have a dental appointment in the morning. Sure gonna mess up my schedule, but needs to be done.

Spot, I'm glad to see you're hanging in there - sure was sorry to hear about your friend. That's hard, especially when it's someone so young. Prayers for you and yours, you good old doggie.

Thanks, MDC. If you knew how little I know about sports-related things, you'd be amazed that I even knew they were in the Series, let alone to which event the Pennant is related. I guess I thought it meant the Series. Anyway, I am very proud of them that they even got to play in the Series, and I find myself getting a lot more interested these days. Guess I'm a fair-weather fan, huh?

Well, guess I'd better hit the hay. I have to be in the dentist's chair in about eight hours. Oh well, I can always come home and catch a nap before going back to work. That shift tomorrow night is my last one before my trip to Florida. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

November 04, 2010 - Msg 81601: Ain't nobody singing under my rock, MDC! If they switched choir practice on ya, I don't know where they're hiding (I mean holding practice)! LOL Can't you sing a lick??

Ah, supposed to be a rainy & gloomy day around here. We do need the rain,but I'd like to see some sunshine. Oh well...

Spot, you hang in there,ol' dawg.. We all love you and are sorry you're going through this. Prayers,friend.

Breakfast at the Diner?? See y'all there!
possum under a rock

November 04, 2010 - Msg 81602: Morning porch, raining here this morning, cool and windy. Working today. looking forward to the week end, for some much needed rest. I am looking forward to the time change. maybe that extra hour and being able to wake up in some daylight will help my disposition.

Glad to see you back on the porch SPOT. Our prayers are still with you.

Thanks for breakfast at the Diner Possum.

Lunch menu will be; chicken pot pie, cranberry salad. apple cobbler for dessert. tea, kool aid to drink. see you folks at lunch.

Prayers and blessings to all.
Big Maude

November 04, 2010 - Msg 81603: Been so busy haven't been on the porch for awhile but I checked in and saw that SPOT lost his friend and I am so sorry. I certainly know how painful that can be and my prayers and thoughts are with you SPOT.


November 04, 2010 - Msg 81604: Hi All
Will it raining, boy how i hate this.

Guide me, God, from day to day,
Whatever I do, whatever I say,
Help lift me up whenever I fall,
Help me to find some good in all...

Through darkest nights and sunlit days
Help me rejoice and sing Your praise,
And always, always help me be
Your loving child eternally.


November 04, 2010 - Msg 81605:
Good one Tom, you always seem to know when we all need a little uplift.
Hey to big maude, lunch looks gooood!

November 04, 2010 - Msg 81606:
Hello to my porch family.....wow just couldn't get by here. The tour is still going great.

Spot....brother so sorry to see the post about your friend. Prayers!

Hope to be able to check in a little more now that I have internet here where I'm at. Praying for all the porch family!
Love you folks and so does Jesus!

November 04, 2010 - Msg 81607: Very nice post Tom.
A big hello to all on the porch and happy Friday.

November 04, 2010 - Msg 81608: Hey gang!..supper menu: Slow cooked Pot roast with taters and onions and carrots,fresh greenbeans,rolls to slop in the gravy,tea and apple pie!...ready at 6:45 SPOT

November 04, 2010 - Msg 81609: hey to frankie

November 04, 2010 - Msg 81610: Hey to the porch family.
~New Neighbor

November 05, 2010 - Msg 81611: All I know is that I voted for Andy.

November 05, 2010 - Msg 81612: Morning. Its a cool, crisp fall morning here in south texas and we have been having some perfect weather this week. I put the first fire in the fireplace last night and it sure was nice. Been busy with life and not much time for anything else and with the holidays approaching, things will get even busier but wanted to stay in touch with my porch friends.

Can you all believe it is already nov 3rd? Boy, thanksgiving will be here in no time and then Christmas.

Better go get Erin up for school. Ya'll be blessed today.


November 05, 2010 - Msg 81613:
Morning Porch

A little bit of a Wintry day here today. Maybe and inch or two of snow.

Hey Boo & Frankie.

Poor Horatio-I sure hope I didn't look too pushy in my response to ya. I tend to post how I speak in person, as if we really were sitting on the front porch, wouldn't that be great. I guess I gotta work on that. It's seems like I do it fairly often. I'm just a hayseed with no answers and lots of opinions.

Big Maude-What is cranberry salad? That sound pretty good.

Could I make one little tiny political observation (Sorry, it's all I got. I never owned a pet) I think the President as done really well since the election the other day. I mean, he had to be blindsided by the outcome. He won by a wide margin over McCain. And, he tried to do all he said he was gonna do before that election. He actually kept his word. I find it hard to believe so many people were upset with him. This was not a case of false advertising. I really do think he is dong what he thinks is best for the country, I don't agree with him at all, but how can you blame a man for keeping his word. Anywho, I'll keep praying for the guy.


November 05, 2010 - Msg 81614:
Mornin' hon-neys and deeeears!
Love the classic line, "I'd rather be called skunk-face any day, than honey like that!" haha
AUh20- always good to see ya, and hear what is on yer mind. Gomer's line comes to mind, "Surprize, surprise, surprise!" teehee.
Happy Friday to all & prayers for all,

November 05, 2010 - Msg 81615:
Boo-thanks for your comment on FB. I love those old photos of my innocent youth...days of bare feet, paper routes, great folks, and good nuns who taught us well. Don't work too hard now. Take a break now and then. Glad it's cooling down for ya.

November 05, 2010 - Msg 81616:
TOM, so you don't like all that rain? I would rather have rain than snow. How about you?

Did anyone receive help fixing their time change problem after I posted Msg 81557 and Msg 81559?

auh2o, no need to apologize. I appreciate your civilized candor. For me, that is what makes your postings worth reading.
I also hope you did not misunderstand my Msg 81581. I have nothing against profit making businesses. I just believe that rooting for national pride is different than rooting for a business. The fans have an allegiance to their country. But unless they are an employee, they have no similar allegiance to a business.
You also brought up a good point about our El Presidente. I suspect some voters were deafened by the historical impact of his election two years ago that they did not hear or comprehend his words until he put them into action.

To all Facebook users, although I am not a user, some of you seem to be active using this social network. From what I understand, you communicate with others (friends, relatives, strangers) using your real names. Are you all comfortable with that? Here at Taylor's Front Porch, I'm more comfortable with the anonymous nature. Or maybe I'm just being too paranoid because of my military and law enforcement training?

from Poor Horatio

November 05, 2010 - Msg 81617:
Hello porch family....went for a long walk this morning in the cool air. Sure was nice. Just me and the Lord!

MDC...you folks getting any cooler their in AZ? I remember going to the Grand Canyon some years ago. It was so hot and we were wearing shorts and t-shirts. We were told of the best spot to watch the sun go down so we hiked in to watch it. We noticed most of the folks were carrying jackets and we thought "man they must be nuts, we surly don't need jackets as hot as it is". Well needless to say when that sun went down we nearly froze. My daughter still laughs about that:)

Boo....try to slow down to a Mayberry way of life. I know.....believe me, that's hard to do these days but sometimes we have to MAKE ourselves have a Mayberry day every once in a while.

Everyone have a blessed day and spread HIS love when you have the chance today...in the supermarket, gas station, walmart or wherever you're at. It could just make someone feel a whole lot better.....including yourself.
Love and prayers to all my porch family!

November 05, 2010 - Msg 81618: Where are we gona go to eat tonight? SPOT

November 05, 2010 - Msg 81619:
REV- we dipped into the high 80s this week!
And, maybe high 70s next week!
Have a great weekend all!!

November 05, 2010 - Msg 81620: I have to say this, Tom, you are a blessing to this porch! Your poems are always appropriate for the mood of the porch, and always hit the mark.

Went to Kai's school's first parent-teacher conference of the year on Thursday night. Wife actually went along and was pleasant. I realize it is due to my "concession" letter a while back that has got her in a more tolerant mood toward the school. I guess I am thankful for any reason for that. Though I do find myself getting resentful thinking about the next school year and how all this came about. Trying to enjoy this year at least.
Kai of course is doing swimmingly in school. She did have three B's, which before this would've sent her mother into a conniption about how Kai should be getting all A's. But we did find out that it was some quizzes that she had for history and science where she was having some problems remembering all the names. So at least we know what she can work on.

Don't you just love getting out and enjoying God's creation, Rev? I make it a point to mention God's hand in it when Kai and I are out walking and see a pretty sunset or birds doing their flying dances in the sky. I think she knows already, but sometimes we can get caught up in our little problems and forget to look at the wonder of it all. I know I do that to sometimes.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 05, 2010 - Msg 81621: Look at me taking credit for that "calming of the waters" I was praying for a few weeks ago. I just reread my post and that is what it sounds like. I haven't forgotten the prayers by all you good people of the porch, as well as other people, which I am sure had a part in God granting me this "respite" as well. And I am thankful that He did.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 05, 2010 - Msg 81622: What I should have said was, "partly due".


November 06, 2010 - Msg 81623: Went and played at the casino today and came home with more than I went with. Had a fun day, and it was sure nice to get off the farm for awhile.

November 06, 2010 - Msg 81624:
Hello porch family.....was cold in this motorhome this morning....brrr

Sterling....you are so right. Keep planting those God given seeds in Kai's little heart.

Wow MDC....ya'll are having a cold wave in AZ....80s and 70's...hehe

Ro....just to let you know, this week I confirmed Oct. 11,2011 with your church. So I guess you'll have to put up with me again next year:) Looking forward to it.

A dear friend here in Louisiana filled my freezer up in the motorhome with her wonderful chicken/sausage gumbo and man is it good. Everyone around here loves her gumbo and each year I look forward to it when I'm in the area.

You all have a wonderful day.
My love and prayers for all the porch family!

November 06, 2010 - Msg 81625:
Just for fun.....Go to Google Maps...Click on Get Directions.....Type in to leave Japan and to arrive in China....when the directions come up scroll down to #43.....ready for the trip? LOL


November 06, 2010 - Msg 81626:
REV, #43 is a very funny travel suggestion ... jet ski across the Pacific Ocean!
In reality, the route covered is across the East China Sea. I have spent a lot of time cruising the South China Sea just south of that location, and I would not recommend jet skiing in that area because of pirate activity.

from Poor Horatio

November 06, 2010 - Msg 81627: Good Saturday evening porch, just stopping in on my way to the ole ironng board. It has been a cold snow flurry day on my end of the porch today. I woke up around 7 am and it was snowing, but has the day progressed it was mainly flurries. No accumulation at all, just breezy and flurries.

Just wanted to wish you all a good night, sleep well.

Be sure to set those clocks back and hour for those of you who have daylight savings time and change those batteries in your smoke alarms too.
Prayers and blessings to all!
Big Maude

November 06, 2010 - Msg 81628: hi again porch friends.Wow,i've got to stop by the porch twice in two weeks,things are looking better for getting a chance to visit with my porch friends! I know we set the clocks back tonight,so we get an extra hour of sleep. I didn't go to church early last week,I checked with the newspaper,they always put it on the front page.I haven't had a chance to read the archives or the other posts on this page.I hope everyone is doing good. We are all ok.take care,gotta get the phone-ky girl

November 06, 2010 - Msg 81629: Wow, Maude! Cold and Flurries? From whence do you hail? We had a beautiful, sunny day here in Wisconsin. Still a little cool, but the sun would warm you right up.

Hey, are jet-skis the motorcycles of the sea? I wonder how many mpg they get. Maybe we'll see jet-ski gangs roving the oceans soon. The "Atlantis Angels" or something.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 07, 2010 - Msg 81630: Good evening, porch. REV, that sounds great! I'm not sure where the date of Oct. 11 came from, as our group usually meets on the third Thursday night of a month, but if that's what Millie said, then it must be so. Maybe there's something else happening later in the month. I'm looking forward to it - Alan and Donna were so sorry we didn't all get together because your time was so short, but they're hoping for a free night next year. They'll get some close friends together in their warm and welcoming home, and between you and Alan, we'll make some music!

Jet skis out in the ocean? Not me, thanks. I've tried it, nearly beat myself to death, and don't wish to do it again. I'm pretty sure that's what wrong with my back right now. I was on a Seadoo, which is a slightly larger and heavier version of a jet ski, and it still beat me up. The water was moderately rough - I guess it would have just murdered me if it had been much rougher.

I'm leaving my clock where it is, and in the morning when my alarm wakes me, I'll have an extra hour to enjoy before leaving for church.

Boy, did I have fun just now. I was sitting here at my keyboard, at my big window, and saw a gray shape pass through some of the ground lights. It was a huge gray cat, never saw him before. He crossed the yard, and went to the biggest crape myrtle tree on the east fence. It's about 20 feet tall, is halfway down the length of the yard, and has a 150-watt uplight beneath it, which illuminates the whole tree. The cat bypassed the light, and shinnied up one of the trunks. He was headed for a squirrel nest which I know to be in the top of the tree. No problem. I grabbed my sprinkler remote, and turned that zone on. That zone sprays the entire length of that fence, a solid spray from about eight fan-shaped heads. In other words, there was nothing beneath the cat now but water, as far as he was concerned. He froze, then started criss-crossing from one trunk to another - that particular crape myrtle has about six trunks. He was one upset kitty - didn't know whether to scratch his watch or wind his, uh, backside. Finally, he had no choice, and just let go and dropped down into the spraying, cold water. The base of the tree is surrounded by barberry bushes, which of course have small thorns, and he just crashed right through them. So now he's wet, and maybe a little scratched. I couldn't see him anymore, but when the light went on at the corner of the house, I knew he had made it out of the line of shrubbery, under a bench and finally through the beam of the security light. I presume he then climbed the fence and made it out of the yard. I'm sure he's one mad cat. I hope he's mad enough to stay out of my yard. I like cats, but I don't like them getting my little nesting critters. I keep my dog at home, I wish other people would do the same thing with their cats.

ky girl, I hope you'll keep coming around. It's nice to hear from you. Well, blessings to you, friends. --Romeena

November 07, 2010 - Msg 81631:
Hi Porch. No DST here in AZ. Who wants another hour of 117 degree summer heat. We don't mess with father timer 'round these parts. We may be dumb, but we aint stupid! After all, we just re-elected our gal Jan! ha
Pleasant dreams to y'all.

November 07, 2010 - Msg 81632: 28 degrees here in Ga this morning...lets head to Cracker Barrell .....I will buy!....SPOT

November 07, 2010 - Msg 81633: We're 10 degrees behind ya, Spot! Yep, it's pretty cold in the South this morning. Cracker Barrel sound good- can I bring Miss Laci?
I've been busy with her,so will catch up on Porch things when I get a chance!

possum under a rock

November 07, 2010 - Msg 81634: Good Morning man it is cold on my end of the porch this morning!feels about 31. Spot,hope you are still at cracker barrel,I will head that way.I'm hoping that my mechanic can find a used flexor pipe to fix my car so it will pass inspection this week.Ro that cat was probably so mad!haha! My daughter got a cat in August,and,he is spoiled rotten,I bought one of those battery operated weasel balls from crackker barrel store,and it just rolls around automatically with what looks like a weasel attached to it{I assume that's what that little stuffed critter attached to it is supposed to be}and the cat chases it until he's exhausted.This morning he was pushing jacks across the floor that my grandaughter had left there from last night. Y'all take care and have a blessed day-ky girl

November 07, 2010 - Msg 81635:
Hey Folks

Put this end of the Porch down as snowy and cold also.

PH-Thanks for the kind words. The feelings here are mutual. I think a lot of people are figuring out there are not too many "free" things in this world.

Rev-That google thing is pretty funny. Maybe, that's how the Japaneses figured it during WWII.

Sterling-I agree, we walk around our country block nearly everyday and the beauty that's out there is quite amazing, keep telling Kai who's responsible for it.


November 07, 2010 - Msg 81636:
auh2o, too bad I'm in the states now. I'm watching the Chicago Bears play the Buffalo Bills in Toronto. Wish I could be there.

from Poor Horatio

November 07, 2010 - Msg 81637:
I should clarify my previous posting by stating that I'm watching the football game on television, not in person.

auh2o, do you know why Buffalo Bills play some of their games in Toronto? Is it something they tested and discovered that it is very popular as well as profitable? The announcers mentioned something that this agreement is in the 3rd year of a 5 year plan.

from Poor Horatio

November 07, 2010 - Msg 81638: Oh man, thanks for the laugh, Ro. So that old cat didn't know whether to scratch his watch or wind his backside?! HAHAHA...I had not heard that in years! Wish I could have seen it. Why is it that there is so much enjoyment in pranking cats??

Thanks REV and MDC for suggesting I slow down, and I did yesterday, especially. Goofed off alot, watched a little TV, visited on the porch with sis-in-law and in the evening, enjoyed a nice fire in the fireplace. Oh, and guess what? Today the man who has been making my front porch swing brought it to us but Bruce still has to paint it and hang it which could take awhile since he has been working on the shed out back for the critters. Thelma Lou needs a warm place come winter. Our goats are doing well and the babies are growing so fast. Our injured goat is back to her onery self and doing just great. She certainly doesn't seem to mind having only one ear.

Been a long day at church with a business meeting after so now I am thinking of vegging out on the couch for a bit.

Talk to you all later.


November 07, 2010 - Msg 81639: Good evening, porch. Boo, I'm glad you enjoyed the cat story. I sure had fun doing it. As for why it's so much fun to irritate a cat - I think it's because they always have such "cattitude", and it's just fun to make them drop their haughty, better-than-you posture and scramble like everybody else. My dad loved to tell about something he once did. Many years ago, when he was a very young man, he worked in a cold-storage facility. One day someone dropped a wooden cask of molasses, and it spread all over the floor of the loading dock - a huge pool of it, about fifteen or twenty feet across. About that time, the warehouse cat came strolling along, all aloof and smug, and he just shouldn't have done it. The guys picked him up and tossed him gently out into the pool of molasses. You know how a cat hates to get something on his paws? Well, there was no way out but to walk through the molasses. Daddy said with each step, he would lift his paws one by one and shake them, trying to get the molasses off. Step, lift, shake. Step, lift, shake. Finally he made his way out of the molasses, and spent the rest of the day looking really mad, sitting off to one side licking the molasses off his feet. No harm done, of course, and Daddy got a big laugh out of it. He loved animals like I do, and wouldn't have hurt the cat for anything, but he sure didn't mind puncturing his ego. Oh, and I'm glad your little goat is doing well, bless her little heart. Have you had any more visits from the dogs?

Well, guess I'll rustle up something to eat. I've got a couple of slices of ham in the fridge, and I think I'll cook up a pot of grits, and that sounds like a pretty good supper. I might even fry a couple of eggs to go with it. Sometimes I like breakfast stuff for supper.

Blessings, friends. --Romeena

November 08, 2010 - Msg 81640: Hope you all had a Blessed Sunday.

November 08, 2010 - Msg 81641: Morning gang..hey ky girl,possum,Romeena,horatio,Rev,maude,mdc and all....well Race fans Denny had a good day and its gona be a strugle for Jimmy to win it all again but its still close...Keven is there too....My Falcons are in first place with a win and now a 6 and 2 record!...well my work week is over for a couple of days....been here 24 this shift....ready for bed...its almost 5:30 am Monday...ya know wish the post would put the time down that we post...that would be neat...well lets have Waffle House this morning im to pooped to cook...prayers and yall have a blessed Monday...its 30 here cold...Boo it ya see a paper box grab one will ya hun!...SPOT

November 08, 2010 - Msg 81642: Hey gang - been having computer issues on this end of the porch and so I am on old faithful now - very slow. . . . .sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. . .. .it's okay. Jesse stepped on his laptop (our fast computer) and broke the pixels! Still trying to see if it is under warranty.

Those on FB know that we had a tragedy here in our little area last week. A friend of our's daughter was killed in an auto accident. Boyfriend was going to fast, got off of the side of the road, over-corrected, they hit an embankment, she flew out and later passed away from the injuries. She was 15. The boyfriend walked away with minor issues. It was very, very sad. Dad is disabled, mom is a cook at the high school where my boys attend. Just really a sad weekend.


November 08, 2010 - Msg 81643:
Mornin' porch - its time for Thanksgiving stories!
Anybody have a unique one, like a turkey slipping out of your mother's hands and having it slide across the kitchen floor? ha
PH- I think your "Wish I could be there" sen-tence told us that you were NOT there! ha
Everyone have a good day!

November 08, 2010 - Msg 81644:
Oh, and HM, prayers for you and all involed with the situation there.

November 08, 2010 - Msg 81645: My aunt Thelma always made cranberry marshmallow salad. . . .and I always wanted some because it looked so ooey good and sweet! Imagine my surprise the first time my mom gave me a bite..my mouth puckered and well - it wasn't very sweet! That's about all from this end. . .


November 08, 2010 - Msg 81646:
Well hello porch family.....busy day yesterday in Louisiana with concerts but turned out great. Will be heading back toward the east tomorrow. Will be in Alabama through Sunday then HOMEBOUND! It's been a great tour but I'm so ready to get home with my family.

Spot....looks like the TOY make take the NASCAR title this year. Denny's looking tough.

Gang after I leave tomorrow I may not be able to check in until I get back home next week. So ya'll keep my rocker dusted for me.
Ya'll behave while I'm gone:)
Love and prayers for each of my porch family!

November 08, 2010 - Msg 81647:
Well hello porch family.....busy day yesterday in Louisiana with concerts but turned out great. Will be heading back toward the east tomorrow. Will be in Alabama through Sunday then HOMEBOUND! It's been a great tour but I'm so ready to get home with my family.

Spot....looks like the TOY make take the NASCAR title this year. Denny's looking tough.

Gang after I leave tomorrow I may not be able to check in until I get back home next week. So ya'll keep my rocker dusted for me.
Ya'll behave while I'm gone:)
Love and prayers for each of my porch family!

November 08, 2010 - Msg 81648:
OOOPPS...how'd I do that? Sorry

Also that suppose to be "TOY may take the...

November 08, 2010 - Msg 81649:
REV got in the squeezins cuz he's seein' double! ha Drive carefully REV, see ya on the flip flop.
POOR Horatio - To answer your question from awhile back, i have LifeLock, so I'm not too worried on FB. But i am also very careful to not say things like "I'm leaving home now to go whereever." That is not the smartest thing.
Take care all!

November 08, 2010 - Msg 81650: GO PITT

November 08, 2010 - Msg 81651: Ro, you are cracking me up imagining those cat stories! You should videotape it once when you "sprinkle" that cat and put it on your blog or something. I would love to see that!

Rev. Take care on your trip. And remember, Jesus loves you!(well, that is what you always tell us... and thank you for it!)

Hm, sorry about your friend's daughter.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 09, 2010 - Msg 81652:
Morning all!
I hope you are all having a good day.
Today is the day that my office goes to volunteer at the local food bank. Always a good time for a good cause!
God bless!

November 09, 2010 - Msg 81653: Hey Porchsters- thought I'd check in before y'all got up a posse! Just feeling a bit under the weather with some type of sinus/respiratory mess. Other than that, I'm doing ok. Gotta get well because I want to "run with" Spot and Boo this weekend- let's go over to the Gigolo Club in Yancey!
Anyhow, hope everybody is fine. Have a good evening- love to all!
Oh, just a kind of weird question- I have seen news coverage of the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping trial and was wondering what type of trees those are out in front of the Salt Lake City Courthouse (I reckon that's the Courthouse)?? They are a gorgeous golden -yellow color. They catch my eye every time there is coverage of that trial. Anybody know?
possum under a rock

November 09, 2010 - Msg 81654: Hey, possum, I'll bet Asa knows! --Romeena

November 10, 2010 - Msg 81655: Hey Ro! Yep, I was thinking the same thing- where IS Asa???
If not Asa, our half a boy, PH might know!

Will check in later. Feeling spinny headed with this sinus mess- gonna go take it easy.
Y'all have a good day- love to all!
possum under a rock