April 15, 2011 - Msg 83534: Mornin' Y'all- I like the story,Boo! A new face and possible love interest for Gomer. Yeah, I snuck Arnold in there, JM! Glad you caught that!

My memory is pretty good and I am sure that Mary Wiggins' husband's name is Pat. Ro, can back me up on that since she ought to know who she bought artwork from. I remember Ro mentioning Pat.BTW, I think they were from Michigan,so sure hope it doesn't turn out to be Mary's husband who passed away.
Well, hope y'all have a wonderful day. Who's gonna pick up with the story??

possum under a rock

April 15, 2011 - Msg 83535: Yes, I AM trying to get into the Guiness Book of World Records- thought I'd go for the "most consecutive porch sweeps" title! Twice in a row now- ha!

possum again

April 15, 2011 - Msg 83536: A big welcome to Adam! Keep your name if you wish, or you can think up some TAGS-related handle to use, or any other "nom de plume" you may choose. As you can see, some of our names relate to Mayberry, others are of mysterious origin, but they all work.

John Masters, I guess I did miss your question. To answer it - yes, I have a fountain. My pond is about a thousand gallons, is roughly ten feet in length, seven feet at the narrow end and eight or nine at the wider end, with a little "waist" in the middle that's spanned by a solid rock slab that forms a bridge. At one end there's a big boulder, which we drilled out to receive a water line, and water bubbles up from a depression in the top of the rock and flows back into the pond, courtesy of a small pump. It's not nearly as spectacular as it sounds, but it's pretty. In the wider end, a bronze fish spits water back into the pond, and a little umbrella fountain makes a pretty accessory, as well as aiding in aeration. All in all, it's nice. Not spectacular, but pretty, and sounds good, with the splashing sounds the water makes.

I'm very relieved to know that the artist who passed away was not Mary Wiggins' husband. He does live in Michigan, but his name is Pat. I'm so sorry for the other family, but nevertheless relieved to know it was not our Mary who lost her husband. Pat is a tremendously talented wildlife painter, working from photographs he takes himself, on long expeditions into the wilderness. I'll see if I can get some clear photos of the three paintings I have, and will put them in the album. I'm calling them paintings, but of course they're not the original oils. I couldn't afford them. Mine are "giclee" prints - Google it if you wish, the process is too lengthy to describe here - and I believe Pat then enhances the prints with original touches. They are beautiful, that's all I care about. They're numbered, limited editions, and I'm very proud of them. I'd love to have one of his original oils, but since I can't afford one, this is quite acceptable.

Well, I'd better get moving. I've still got to bathe Toye Starr, shower myself, load the car, clean the pond pump filter one last time, and pay a few bills before I leave. I got the car serviced yesterday, so it's ready to go. It should be a beautiful drive, lovely sunny day, and there should still be some bluebonnets to enjoy on the way down. Oh - yes, Boo, I"m just going to spend the weekend with my daughters and grandkids. Should be fun!

Blessings, everyone. --Romeena

April 15, 2011 - Msg 83537: Have a safe trip and most of all...have FUN!! I haven't been to Fredricksburg in ages and am thinking about going back in December again.

No, JM, haven't been taking any lessons from Barney but if Tammy doesn't pan out, I may asks some women over to Wally's to see if they want to form a girl's softball team. ;)


April 15, 2011 - Msg 83538: Hmm...no lunch today?! Well, ain't that a kick in the head? LOL!

Ro - Thanks for the fountain response! Sounds like a nice set up you got there. I cannot get enough of the sounds of a babbling brook, creek or fountain. It, along with a good summer rain, is one of my favorite sounds.

Boo - Well, maybe Possum can get the Fun Girls for Gomer and Goober. They seemed to have a good time once before at the dance.

Guess I'll go to the diner by myself and see what's cookin'!

John Masters

April 15, 2011 - Msg 83539:
I thought the Guiness Book was for how much ale one could quaf. teehee

April 15, 2011 - Msg 83540: You're right, JM (about the fun girls). I shoulda thought of them!

I've got some leftover tuna casserole if you're still hungry, JM...you just might rather starve, though. hehe


April 15, 2011 - Msg 83541: I actually thought about writing a different ending to that wedding episode- was gonna have Daphne walk up to Gomer & Andy at the end and say " Hello Doll!". But since she had a thing for Andy rather than Gomer, I decided not to go that way. Instead, I had Opie come up- that way I was able to work in the cameo of Arnold the pig!

Nah, MDC, I'm sweeping sober- LOL No quaffing for me!

Ok, no breakfast,no lunch, what's going on around here? Spot, you on a diet or something?? Let's go over to Morielli's for supper- we'll put it on Spot's tab, since he ain't been feeding us lately! Ha!
So.. what's gonna happen with Tammy & Gomer??

possum again

April 15, 2011 - Msg 83542:
Spot and Maude are on cook's holiday I guess! ha
I'll let some else pick up the story.
Hope you all have a good weekend.
In three weeks my dad will be 93, wow!
prayers for all!

April 15, 2011 - Msg 83543: hi friends just stopping by to ask you all to keep my 15 yr old daughter in your prayers.She is in childrens hospital.She is having some type of seizure like episodes and the doctors are running tests to find the cause.Thank you friends.-ky girl

April 15, 2011 - Msg 83544: Prayers for your daughter, ky girl. Let us know how things turn out.God Bless!

possum under a rock

April 15, 2011 - Msg 83545: Prayers for your daughter and for you, KyGirl. So sorry you are going through this.


April 15, 2011 - Msg 83546: Prayers and heartfelt best wishes, KyGirl. I convey my "sorrys" too.

Just finished trying to watch DW Griffith's silent epic, "Birth of a Nation." I got thru the first hour and a half and then had to forward the rest. Just too long for me. The battle scenes were pretty innovative for 1915. But I just couldnt go the rest!

Hope you all have a great night and calm weather on your part of the porch. See ya ASAP!

John Masters

April 16, 2011 - Msg 83547: Wow....seems I am first one on the porch today!

Good morning, All. Hope everyone had a good night. We are soaked here on my end. rained all day and all night yesterday. Sun is trying to peek through and show itself though.

Well, guess I'll travel the super highway and see what's what. Y'all have a great Saturday!

John Masters

April 16, 2011 - Msg 83548: Today, I am going to grab some snacks.....go into the living room.....set on the couch.....watch the TVLand TAGS marathon! Yep....that's the plan....grab some snacks.....go into the living room.....set on the couch.....watch the TVLand TAGS marathon!

Ok...whose going to follow up what I just said?? LOL!

John Masters

April 16, 2011 - Msg 83549: Good afternoon porch, just checking the porch for a minute.

Just came home a while ago from a little 2 day trip to Cookeville, Tn to visit the college campus of TN Technology University with Patrick.
We had a great trip but it poured rain and was windy the entire time. Made looking at the campus very soggy.

well, gotta get some laundy going.

Prayers and blessings to all.
Big Maude

April 16, 2011 - Msg 83550: best show ever made

April 16, 2011 - Msg 83551: For the love of Mike, I hope you did it, JM! haha
Its already 10pm here on my porch and this is the first time I have checked in today. Guess alot of folks had things to do today. I was hoping for a lazy day but ended up being busier than I wanted to be and now the day is nearly done already.

Nothing much to report here...beautiful weather. Bruce bar-b-qued some chicken for supper and it was perfect.

I just had my evening shower so now I think I will curl up in bed with a good book until "lights out". May all of my porch family have a lovely, peaceful Saturday night. :)


April 16, 2011 - Msg 83552: Crickets are chirping, slight breeze blowing, and I guess I am all alone here on the ol' porch. Had a good day today. Watched the TVLand TAGS marathon, got the very needed mowing done, slight bit of weeding done, had a great breakfast casserole that the wife made for dinner and topped it off with "Toy Story 3." All in all, a pretty good day.

Boo - Nice follow through! LOL!

Have a great night, all. Peace be with you and yours!

John Masters

April 17, 2011 - Msg 83553: Mornin'. Sounds like you had a nice day yesterday, JM. Been mostly you and me on the porch this weekend, besides a short visit from Maude. I hope Romeena is having a great time in Fredricksburg with her family. That area of Texas is very nice this time of year and there should be some wildflowers to see.

Having my cup of coffee and trying to get my eyes open enough to get ready for preachin' this morning. I think this afternoon I will take a nap and just enjoy being with the family.

I watched a little of the TAGS marathon but missed most of it. Does anyone remember when they used to do a 24 hour TAGS marathon on the day of the superbowl? I used to enjoy that but they don't do it anymore.

I can't believe Easter is next weekend. Not even sure what we will be doing besides going to church. Better start thinking about it. We usually have the family over here for holidays but not sure what will happen this weekend. My mother is getting more and more nervous about getting out of the house and it is an anxiety-filled experience just to get her to come spend a couple of hours at my house. She stays in her wheelchair but still has this phobia about falling or someone letting her fall getting in and out of the car. Dad can still drive and came by yesterday for a little visit. He never stays long but I enjoy his visits. We usually just sit and have coffee and he lets me make him a sandwich. Poor old dad is getting so skinny and just doesn't want to bother to eat most of the time. I had to talk to him about his cremation plans yesterday and have him sign the paperwork. It feels so strange to be talking about it but oddly, not uncomfortable. It is very important to him to have everything taken care of and I guess i am the one most comfortable talking to him about it. If he goes before me, I sure will hate to lose him, though.

Well, better start getting it in gear. I'll be back to sit later in the day.


April 17, 2011 - Msg 83554: Im right cheer yall keeping the Church lights on!..well we made it thru the storms..will someone bring me a plate by work here after Church...and hey my co-worker might want one also....SPOT

April 17, 2011 - Msg 83555: I remember those marathons, Boo. It wasn't on TV Land though, I believe it was some station out of Chicago, WGM or something. Yes, I watched them every year, and recorded many of them on my VCR. That was before we had a DVD player, and now I'm stuck with all those VCR tapes, that I never watch. They were the episodes that didn't have the epilogues, and had tons of commercials. But still, I really enjoyed those marathons. I even wrote a letter to the station one year, and thanked them for doing that, and suggested episodes for the next year. I got a personlized letter back in the mail, thanking me for my interest. I had that letter posted on my bulletin board for quite a few years, until I finally tossed it. I'm pretty sure anyone that came over to the house and saw that letter probably thought I was some kind of nut...
Yesterday was Mr. Hazels and my 34th wedding anniversary. We didn't even exchange cards or get each other a gift! Money is a little tight right now, so we agreed not to do anything. But next year, by golly, we'll be more prepared. I told him, on the 35th, aren't I suppose to get a diamond or something? hehe
Back later,
- Hazel

April 17, 2011 - Msg 83556:
Hello porch family....pray that everyone is safe from all the storms.

kygirl....prayers for your daughter...please keep us posted.

Hazel....Happy 34th Anniversary to you both. Pray you have many more.

Race fans...that was a close one. Not sure I care for all the two by two racing.

Well got to get the grill going. Everybody here wants steaks tonight. You folks come on over....got plenty.

Love and prayers!

April 17, 2011 - Msg 83557: Happy 34 years Hazel. Congrats. Thats an accomplishment for sure.

Possum, sorry I have not been by to add to the episode. Been busier than a cows tail in fly season this weekend. Trying to get at much done as I could yesterday between rain storms. More due in tomorrow. I hope things will calm down this week a bit.

Yea Boo. Easter is late this year isn't it? Seems like one of the later ones I remember. But then again I don't remember much anymore so there you go.

Speaking of going, gotta get. My Daughters Birthday today so we are having a party for her at the other Daughters house.

See y'all later.


Oh, and prayers for your Daughter Ky girl. Let us know what the Doctors find out.

April 17, 2011 - Msg 83558: You're absolutely right, Hazel, it was WGN in chicago, now that I think of it. We don't even get that station anymore. Happy Anniversary to you and the Mr. 34 years is something to be proud of. I completely understand about the no-gifts thing. I don't think Bruce and I got each other anything on our last anniversary. We just went out to eat or something....who remembers? (told you i wasn't really romantic, Asa)

You cookin' the steaks, REV? Make mine fairly well done...I don't like bloody anything. I'll bring a pie.

Happy Birthday to Asa's daughter. :)

Been a nice, slow afternoon. Had leftover b-b-q chicken, then sunk into the couch and stayed there. Bruce took the kids to a movie so I am enjoying the peace and quiet. All I did was go feed the dogs and goats...those danged goats are getting dangerous. When they see me coming with the feed bucket, they start fighting each other and I am often caught in the middle. I am going to have to come up with a better way. Thelma Lou (the donkey) has been getting aggravated at them, too, and I often see her with her head down, ears back charging at them. The dogs have been fighting, too...spring fever or something?

Think I will get me a cup of coffee and finish a book I have been reading. Love to All on this lovely Sunday.


April 17, 2011 - Msg 83559: A BIG APB for: Sterling, Homemaker, Auh2o, and too many others to list!


April 17, 2011 - Msg 83560: Hey all ..Rev make mine Med please...I will bring a few gallons of sweet tea and an evening paper..and The race was a good one...like you said the finish was fantastic and the restarts are allways good but the in between is kinda lame with the two by two"s
..ok....let me go wash up...SPOT

April 17, 2011 - Msg 83561: Hey Y'all -some of you know this,but for those who don't- my daughter broke her foot in the wee hours on Sat. Made a middle of the night run down to pick Laci up so daughter could get to ER. Now, Laci has strep throat- third time this year. Needless to say,I've got my hands full -prayers appreciated.
love to all- possum under a rock

April 17, 2011 - Msg 83562: A good Sunday to you all! Nice to be back at the porch and watchin' the time roll by.

Boo, Hazel - Ummm, I dont think TAGS marathons were on Chicago's WGN. I believe...I believe they were on Superstation TBS. Well, what WAS the "Superstation" TBS.

Boo - Be grateful you have things under control with your parent's plans. I told you about my mother's plans, BUT....my father has told me absolutely nothing and doesnt want to talk about it. He is 81 and I think he is fearing his mortality. If, God forbid, I went and found him deceased, I wouldnt know thing one to do! It would be call 911, call my mother in Arkansas for help and the two of us try and figure it out! I pray my father opens up sooner than later!

Hazel - Congrats to you and the Mister's anniversary! And many, many more!

REV - Sorry I didnt make it for the steaks. I just got 'chere a little too late! LOL!

Asa - Happy Birthday to your daughter! Sorry I was late for this too! LOL! I hope you all had a blast and she had a great day!

Possum - You need a horseshoe above your front door! Yikes, Florence Nightengale...hope you get to take a breath yourself!

KyGirl - Continued prayers and we are all pullin' for the best outcome. May God have his hand on your shoulder!

Well folks, I might have some pretty cool news tomorrow as far as research goes! I might have a soldier that served with John "Liver Eating" Johnson during the Civil War! If you dont know that name, I'll give you his AKA...Robert Redford called him "Jeremiah Johnson!" Keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow night. I should get my answer tomorrow night and I will let you all know on Tuesday!

Hope you have a peaceful and restful night and many wonderful dreams! See ya tomorrow!

John Masters

April 17, 2011 - Msg 83563: HAHA...you're right, JM...it was TBS...man, I'm gettin' old! Good luck with "Liver Eating" Johnson!

Prayers for you, your daughter and Laci, Possum. Hang in there. You're tough. :)

Did anyone watch the TVLand awards tonight. Better than usual, I thought. Brought back some memories and made me realize I must have watched ALOT of TV when I was a kid (all three channels, that is)! haha

Goodnight Mayberry,

April 18, 2011 - Msg 83564: Getting ready to hit the bed but wanted to check in first.

Possum....Prayers for your daughter and Laci.

Asa....Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Boo....glad you got some rest today.

JM....hey I saved you a steak so come on over a get it.

Spot...have you started any fishing yet?

You all have a good night and remember Jesus loves you!
Love and prayers

April 18, 2011 - Msg 83565:
JM- sure you don't mean a DECENDANT of a civil war soldier?? ha
HAZel- congratulations! I will be 35 year in June. Told my honey that the medal/stone for 35 is lead, so we better not get it!! haha
Prayers for all those in the storms down south.
Many tornadoes, etc, verytragic.
Good Sabbath to all!

April 18, 2011 - Msg 83566:
Oh Boo, I heard that the Facts of Life had a reunion there on TV land awards.

April 18, 2011 - Msg 83567: Yep, MDC...The Facts of Life, Cosby Show and Welcome Back Kotter, and Family Ties, too. The only cast members that I could tell were missing were Horshack from Kotter, and Denise from Cosby Show. Anyway, I have never been able to sit through an entire TVLand award ceremony until last night. It actually kept my attention. It opened with Liza Minelli singing "New York" and she looked great...lots of cosmetic surgery going on there. You could just tell that everyone was there was having a great time.

Can't believe its already Monday morning...and it feels like it, too. I had a heck of a time falling asleep last night and it was probably 1am or so and I tossed and turned alot. You should have seen my hair when i got up this morning. It looked like I had been in a hurricane...sure sign of a restless night. ha

Better finish up the coffee and start the day.


April 18, 2011 - Msg 83568:
Hey Folks

I've been gone so long it's winter again. Yup, everything is white on this end of the Porch. These last couple of inches (hopefully, last couple) have put us over the 260 inch mark. Somehow, we got over 21 feet of snow the last few months, that sounds crazy.

Happy Anniversary to the HAZEL's (Mr & Mrs)! SALUTE!

Not sure where to start catching up. Maybe I'll begin anew? Yes, in the spirit of springtime that is what I'll do.


April 18, 2011 - Msg 83569: Good Monday morning porch. Blaaahhh! I wonder if I have a touch of the pip? Not feeling real chipper myself Boo. Didn't sleep worth diddley last night and fell awake early this morning. Oh well. Such is life,

Hey Auh2o. Good to see you buddy. We are having a hard time breaking the old man winter grasp here as well. Wonder what causes that?

John Masters, sounds like your breakthrough could be big. Real big. I hope it is.

Thanks for the birthday shout out for my Daughter. She is my baby, and is the best little mommy I've ever seen. She is pregnant with her 4th child and is really having a hard time with it. She really gets quite sick when she's pregnant, at least early on, and this one has been no exception for her.

Possum, prayers for you and for poor little Laci. I hope she gets healing and feeling better soon.

Hey Rev, you got any big tours coming up soon? You need a stand by cymbalist? I'm available. :)

Well better get the day started, as much as I'd just like to not. It's rainy here and I have half a mind to just kick back in the recliner with my TAGS videos. But to much too do. Better get with it.

Love y'all.


April 18, 2011 - Msg 83570:
Morning porch family......nice and sunny here in SC. Supose to be 85 here today and 90 tomorrow.

Asa...local dates for the next few weeks. But leaving out in about a month for my summer tour....a very long tour. Will be gone for two months. Bring your cymbals and come along.

Well going to meet my daughter for lunch. You all have a Jesus filled day!

Prayers for all those affected by the storms.

Love and prayers!

April 18, 2011 - Msg 83571: Morning, all! Just a quick stop to let you know that there is an advertisement for my Quantrill project in Arkansas. Go to:


Look to the left and you will see the headline to click on.

Back to it!
John Masters

April 18, 2011 - Msg 83572: Cool, JM...thanks for sharing.


April 18, 2011 - Msg 83573: Good Monday porch, hope all is well today. A warm and sorta sunny day on my end of the porch. back to work today for Ole Maude.

Busy week end for me so I have some catching up to do both at work and at home. supposed to be a busy week so hopefully it will be.

looks like we need some lunch today: chicken salad sandwhiches, pickles, chips. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for dessert, sweet tea to drink. sodas for those who want them.

Prayers for all in need... Laci, her Mom and Possum epecially.

Big Maude

April 18, 2011 - Msg 83574:
ASA-did you get the Andre Kozsalantz(sp) marchers from Cymbal City?
We need to do a study and see about sleep patterns with a full moon, as i also did not sleep worth a didley last night! Maybe it was that headless riderthat went by. (:
Lunc al la maude looks good!
Prayers for all. My goodness, the bad storms, asa's daughter, RO's friend etc.
God bless,

April 18, 2011 - Msg 83575: hello?

April 18, 2011 - Msg 83576:
Just went to your site JM. Very cool, and interesting.

April 18, 2011 - Msg 83577:
JM....checked out the site.....you've done a lot of work...great job!

April 19, 2011 - Msg 83578: JM.. sorry I didnt respond sooner ,havent had a chance to get on the porch in a few days .I have have been rocking on this porch for about 7 years ,I usually just rock and chime in when Im in a talking mood.Im located in Western N.C.
MDC .. some good racing this past weekend ,very close finish
Everyone have a great day

April 19, 2011 - Msg 83579: Good mornin'. Sure has been quiet here on the porch the last few days. When's Ro coming back?

Hope Possum is doing ok and doesn't have Strep throat.

Warm, very humid day here in south texas.


April 19, 2011 - Msg 83580:
Morning Porch

Still a bit of snow in the air which makes it a bit chilly.

JM-I really enjoyed the site also. If ya wanna share some more please do. I noticed a request for genealogists who may want to share info. I'm not a genealogists but I'll check through my family genealogy stuff and see what I can see, ya never know.

Asa-Thanks, it seems like you folks have still been having winter storms lately, that's nuts. What we've been having sure isn't a storm. It's just getting a little old.

I just found out one of my uncle's have passed so I'll be gone again for a little bit starting around Thursday morning, gotta head down to NYC area. For Pace fans that's NEW YORK CITY!!! I love those commercials.

Rev-I enjoy reading how much ya love your daughter. My girls mean the world to me too.


April 19, 2011 - Msg 83581:
Auh20- sorry to hear of your uncle's passing. My condolences to you and yours.
BTW, did you ever notice that ARIZONA iced tea is based in New York?! Really! right there on the can. They probably use some of that fine Hudson river water and then put our name on it! haha
Have a good day honeys and dears, and a good holy week. Last night was Passover. Prayers for all.

April 19, 2011 - Msg 83582: (Snickering at Boo) You make it sound like Ro is a big mouth hee hee hee. I know that's not what you mean. It's just how the post came out looking. :)

Sorry for the loss of your Uncle Auh2o. Prayers for your family.

Good to see you Mayberry Deputy. Good thing your rocker squeeks a bit or we would never hear from you buddy.

I'll have to check your ling later J.M. I'm swamped at work right now.


April 19, 2011 - Msg 83583: Hi All
Just a rain day, wish it was like Monday in the 75gree.
Prayer go out to everyone.
Will thing are not back where I can hado it
Stepdd had to go to the hosp for a monty
cology, he go everyday for about20minit!
thank goodit for Ins., by half and we pay half/


April 19, 2011 - Msg 83584: You're right, ASA! when I read my post just now, it did seem like I was trying to make Ro out to be to "vebal". NOT what I was trying to do. HAHA

Very sorry to hear of your uncle's passing, Auh2o. Seems like your family has been dealing with it's share grief recently.

So ARIZONA tea comes from New York...like Pace picante sauce...."Git a rope.."


April 19, 2011 - Msg 83585: Hello porch! thought I would check in for a minute. A cool cloudy day on my end of the porch, it was supposed to be around 80 but so far it hasn't made it there. Looks like rain coming in to me.

prayers for Tom and his step dad and everyone else as well.

So sorry about your uncle passing auh20. prayers are with you and your family.

let me rustle us up something to eat: chicken fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, SLAW, green beans, corn on the cob. rolls with butter.
chocolate layer cake for dessert. tea, lemonade, kool aid to drink. fix a plate to take if you want.

Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

April 19, 2011 - Msg 83586: Thanks for the prayers, y'all. They put a walking boot on my daughter this morning,so hopefully she'll start to be able to get around better. Laci is getting better,the main thing with her is getting her to take her meds- sometimes she does really good & other times those little teeth clench and oh, gosh,what a time! Plus,she is having "tummy trouble"- guess that's to do with the strep. It's been an experience,that's for sure! So far, I'm still well, so I hope I lucked out.
Good lunch Maude! I have barely had time to eat!
Y'all take care-love to all! Feel better,Asa.Sorry about your uncle, auh2o.
possum under a rock

April 19, 2011 - Msg 83587:
I forgot to say hey to MD!! So hey to MD!

April 19, 2011 - Msg 83588: Thanks for the cyber-lunch, Maude. It was AMAZING.

Possum, the last Emily was sick, her mom had a terrible time getting her meds down her until. They were finally able to get her to take it by putting it in a little bit of watermellon slush (her favorite). I used to put my kids antibiotics in chocolate milk and that always seemed to work.


April 19, 2011 - Msg 83589: Hey All! Well, seems I have fell back yet again. Still trying to nail down Liver Eating Johnson along with other ties to Quantrill. I am also trying to work on ideas for my project involving decor and the ceremony and such. Sorry, I've faded again. I hope to come back and be right back into the thick of things!

Will be back ASAP!
John Masters

April 19, 2011 - Msg 83590: Howdy, porch! I'm back, so maybe things won't be so "quiet" around here! Humph!

Tom, I'm sorry about your stepdad. Those daily trips for treatment can get really tiresome. Hang in there, buddy. We're praying for you!

ky girl, please keep us updated on your daughter's situation. I know you must be worried, but quite often, things like this turn out to be nothing at all. We'll pray that such is the case.

possum, prayers for little Laci. I declare, that child has had more than her share of troubles, and you deserve the "grandma of the year" award for sure. You know, it's possible that the antibiotic is causing her tummy troubles - many of them will do that. Good suggestions offered about how to get it down her!

Asa, your daughter obviously loves children. It takes courage to continue having them, knowing that the pregnancy is going to be so miserable. I guess I could have had a dozen, because I never knew a sick moment with any of mine. Felt like I could whip my weight in wildcats every time.

John Masters, thanks for the link. I'm impressed! I think it's wonderful when someone has such a deep fascination with a subject, and can enjoy putting in so many hours on it. Good for you! About your dad and his reluctance to talk about his final plans - may I submit that if he refuses to tell you what he wants, then that releases you from responsibility and when the time comes you are free to do whatever you think is best. Tell him once, that you want to honor whatever his wishes may be, but you must know what they are before you can do that. Tell him if he doesn't speak up, then you will make the decisions yourself when the time comes. Then drop it.

Hazel, I've always wondered. Is Mr. Hazel's first name Beauregard? Did you meet him over at Mr. Frisbee's place? Happy Anniversary to you both!

Eloise is doing fairly well. She's in rehab now, but has developed a small clot in her leg, so mobility may be restricted for a little while until that resolves. She's a bit down, but she's like a rubber ball, she'll bounce back up. Pray for her, please.

I had a wonderful time in Fredericksburg. Very relaxed, slow paced, lots of time with grandkids, good food and great times of sharing. Toye Starr marched in and informed the golden retriever and the lab/retriever mix that she was in charge, and they both said "Yes, ma'am" and that was the end of that. Dear old Dallas, the lab mix, is such a sweetheart. She sits around with a stuffed toy held very gently in her mouth. Always! It's her baby, and she takes very good care of it. She was fascinated with Starr, didn't bother her, but watched over her. I think that dog would lay down her life to protect something small and helpless. She's just a treasure.

Had beautiful weather, nice drive both ways with remarkably little traffic, and with REV's CDs in the player, the time passed pleasantly. There were even some wildflowers remaining! So pretty! Had a great time, got home yesterday afternoon, grabbed a nap and then went to work last night. Still sort of "catching up" right now.

It's always good to get home. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

April 19, 2011 - Msg 83591:
Hello porch family. Just a beautiful day here...got some yard work done.

Ro....so glad you had a great trip and that I sang you down the road:)

Possum...continued prayers for you all.

JM....hurry on back and don't stay away long.

Auh2o....I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. My prayers for you and your family.

Mayberry Deputy.....Good to see ya back in your rocker.

Tom....praying for you and your stepdad also.

You all have a great night and a day filled with the love of Jesus tomorrow!
Love and prayers

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83592: Mornin' and welcome home, Romeena. Glad you had a nice trip to see family. :) AND glad things won't be as quiet here on the porch.

Prayers for Eloise today...and prayers for TOM and his situation.

Lots to get done today so got to make this a quick visit. I will try to come back later during my coffee break. :-)


April 20, 2011 - Msg 83593: Ro, that lab you mentioned sounds so sweet...let me tell you about what my dogs did yesterday (which was NOT so sweet). They dug up the jasmine I planted near the porch. They just dug it right up, roots and all, slung it around or something because all the dirt was off the roots, then left it lying near where they dug it up! Now why on earth..?! Sean replanted it for me and hopefully it won't die. We'll see. Does anyone know of anything i can put on the dirt in the flowerbeds to keep the dogs out of it? I tried cayenne pepper but I can't afford to be putting on every-other day and not even sure if it works.


April 20, 2011 - Msg 83594: Good morning porchters.

Well Boo, It sounds like you have a situation on your hands with them puppys. They sound active and full of life. They sound like they have a bit of Ernest T. Bass in them. I bet you if they could throw, every window in your house would be busted. lol. Maybe they just want a uniform, or an edjukashin, or sumthin like that. Good luck.

Glad you're back Ro, and had a good time. Did all your fish survive while you were gone?

Well folks, sadly to say the flooding we have been worrying about here has commenced. We had a bit of rain and snow here Monday and our already swollen rivers couldn't handle it and have gone over the banks in several locations causing a lot of problems for a lot of folks. My son in law is one of those. He and his brothers own a meat packing plant that is located not far from the Weber river. He arrived at the plant yesterday to find it surrounded by about 2 feet of water. Fortuanatly the plant itself sits a bit higher so nothing inside the plant was damaged. He had about 200 pigs he had to get onto higher ground though. Seems strange. He had to get them saved from flooding in the morning so he could butcher them in the afternoon. Anyway, he was able to keep their operation going. Today the river has lowered some and they are drying out, but more rain and snow is expected this weekend and into next week. And the main snow melt has not even started yet. So the next month or so here could get ugly. Sure could use your prayers friends. Thanks.


April 20, 2011 - Msg 83595: Wow, what a mess Asa...prayers for that situation!

Really funny about the dogs, and yes, I wouldn't have a window left if those danged dogs could throw rocks!


April 20, 2011 - Msg 83596: I just had the funniest mental image of those dogs in uniform.


April 20, 2011 - Msg 83597: Hi All.
All the rain we had yesterday may for some flooding me sis came to take us to the hosp by the time she git back home the road was flood.
Hope Boo-Ro are not in the pass of the wildfire there?


April 20, 2011 - Msg 83598: Good Morning, fellow Porchsters! I found a moment to drop in and set a spell while enjoying a fine morning. I also want to say to everyone that I appreciate the kind words and compliments on the advertisement for my Quantrill project. The people at that site seem really amped to give me support! And I am feeling it from here too!

Hey to auh2o - Yeah, check that family background! Sometimes, surprises await you. I just recently found out that I DO have a Quantrill man way down my lineage! I was in SHOCK when I found out! I pass along my sympathy to you as well!

Asa - Havent broke through yet. I cant seem to link my soldier to Liver eating Johnson just yet. But am working feverishly to get it done! Prayers all around for the victims and those affected by the flooding!

Ro - Thanks for the advice! Yeah, I guess I need to force the issue. But death isnt an easy thing to force! Yeesh! And by the way....welcome back from me too.

Maude - I deeclare I miss every one of those delicious lunches you whip up! At some point, I will get around for them again and I just might be taking seconds and thirds!

REV - Seems I found my way back for a bit. Might stay as usual, but I never know where my research will take me. And....for how long. If everyone knew my plans for the project in the long run, you'd probably all keel over. I'd spill them, but I just am so skiddish since I have had so much research stolen from me. My last experience has kinda scarred me. The person who set up my demise at the cemetery I volunteered at has done a book on the place and it has gotten all kinds of pats on the back for him. Thing is a bit of it is MY work. But....nothing I can do about it because it was all research done in a joint effort and the board was slick in maneuvering things. So...I let it go and have to move on.

Possum - My hopes to you that everything will start to brighten up and get better. Then you need to just have a seat and sip some tea for awhile! LOL!

Hey to Boo, MDC, Mayberry Deputy! Hope I havent left anyone out. I also wanted to let you all know that I am releasing the blog/website for my project on May 19th of this year. It isnt the slickest of websites, but I am pretty pleased for what I have to work with. I will remind you as it gets closer. There will be a Quantrill quiz with multiple choice answers and I hope you will all participate.

Have a great day, folks! May you have a blessed and stress free day! Try to be back later!

John Masters

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83599: Doggone it! I left out TOM.

HEY TO TOM! Sorry I missed ya', bud!

John Masters

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83600:
BOO- Ace hardware sells a number of dog and cat repellants.
Good day to all!
Watched Jesus of Nazareth last night. Still stirs me to my soul everytime, especially when Ernest Borgnine says "Surely this was the Son of God."
I also heard that he witnessed a miracle during the filming of it.

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83601:
Hello porch family

Asa...prayers for your situation

JM....you're right,,,it's sad but you never know who might steal your ideas and work.

Boo...good luck with the dog digging.

You all have a great day!
Love and prayers

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83602: Quick stop in to let everyone know that there is yet another TAGS marathon on TVLand THIS Saturday beginning at Noon central time. Go get your snacks and reserve that place on your family couch! LOL!

John Masters

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83603: I don't know about Ro, TOM but I am way south of the fire. Thanks for your concern, though. I have a cousin in Possum Kingdom, which is in the path of the fire I think.

JM, I would love to take the Quantrill quiz. I actually did some "brushing up" on the subject the other day.

MDC, I adore the Jesus of Nazareth movie and have been searching the house for my DVDs and can't find them...poo!

Would like to chat more but have to go get Erin from school. I will be back later to talk about the weekend. I am wondering what all of you have planned for Easter?


April 20, 2011 - Msg 83604: A TAGS marathon on Saturday?! I'm THERE!


April 20, 2011 - Msg 83605: For those who dont know, the NFL 2011 scheduale was released yesterday and IF we have a 2011 season..LOOK OUT! There are a HUGE slate of games both nationally televised and otherwise. Highlights....

The season's first game is the Packers hosting the Saints, the Colts go back to the Patriots, the Chiefs have THREE prime time games, the Colts go to the Saints in a rematch of the Super Bowl two years ago, the Jets host the Cowboys and the Giants are in Washington on the very first week (adding that things will be quite emotional considering the opening weekend is the 9/11 10 year anniversary)

Go to NFL.com and check out the primetime schedules and all other matchups! This COULD be one of the best seasons in a long, long time!

John Masters

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83606: ^^^ that's "schedule"


April 20, 2011 - Msg 83607: I'm far away from the fires too, Tom. Texas is a biiiiiig place! I did drive some smoke on Friday, on the way to Fredericksburg, but it wasn't heavy. Just like a very thick haze, but highway visibility was still safe. Sure did smell smoky, though - I was glad for the function in my car that lets me switch to "recirculate" and prevents outside air from entering the car.

Well, time for a quick nap, then have to work tonight. Yuck. Blessings -- Romeena

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83608: That's "I did drive THROUGH some smoke". --Romeena

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83609: Thanks for the clarrification, Ro....I was wondering how you drove smoke. ;)

Well, I'm back. Should be doing more chores but that can wait a minute. I have a big weekend ahead. A good friend is coming from out of town on Friday night and I am really looking forward to that and on Easter, we are having supper here with quite a few folks. My family will be here and so will my nephew's wife's family from Austin (Emily's family). We are planning a big egg hunt for all the kids, then a cook-out. Should be fun but chaotic. This is a might good place to hide eggs, though.

Well, back to work...


April 20, 2011 - Msg 83610: Possum Kingdom??

possum under a rock

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83611:
Howdy porch family

Ro...get you some rest and have a good night at work.

Boo....I'm sure you'll have a great time with your friend this weekend. Those "get to togethers" sure are special.

JM....WOW...sounds like the NFL is going to start out with a bang. But I'll be honest, I'm kinda out done with all this mega money disputes. The greed gets old after a while.

Been working on my new tour all day getting everything (songs, sound and program) in line and in order. A lot of folks don't realize how much work and time goes into that. Getting things just right. I kick off the new tour with a new cd every Memorial Day in Pigeon Forge, TN. Pretty much do the same tour till the next Memorial Day. Fun stuff:)

You all have a good night.
Love and prayers!

April 20, 2011 - Msg 83612: HAHAHA...should have known that would get your attention, Possum! Possum Kingdom is up in north texas..they have a lake and a state park there. I have never actually been there but I'll bet Ro has. I just noticed that at least 20 homes there have been burned. Surely hope my cousin's home is ok.

Hope you can get some rest soon, REV.

Just finally finished cleaning up the kitchen from dinner and it is almost 10pm. I think I will be happy when summer vacation arrives and maybe I can sleep in a little now and then. We lead a pretty busy life around here and it just doesn't seem like there is any "down time" most days. I usually come in here to say "hey" on my breaks.


April 21, 2011 - Msg 83613:
Boo- are two old ladies talking about feet tying up yer fone lines? Why not just call yer cuz and see if all is OK? Just me thinkin' out loud again! ha
Prayers for all this Holy Week night.
God bless,

April 21, 2011 - Msg 83614: Well, that makes sense, MDC but i don't have his phone number. I could call my uncle and find out but I know that if anything was happening, uncle would call me and ask for prayer.

Speaking of prayer, I got a message from a childhood friend who is a pastor...I think I may have mentioned him before, and he is in a dark place, fighting an battle with depression. He had alot of problems and some mental illness in his family growing up and I think he is still fighting some of those "demons". He won't even talk about his family. I can only assume his parents are still living but he won't talk about them. His only sibling died two years ago. If you feel led, please say a prayer today for him.

Bruce's phone woke me up at 5:30 this morning so I was up for good...groan. Busy day today. Better git!


April 21, 2011 - Msg 83615:
Will do Boo. Prayers of deliverance for the pastor for sure.
Have a good day all.

April 21, 2011 - Msg 83616: Hmmm.. well, I think I'll stay rat cheer under my rock,since Possum Kingdom is on fire! Prayers for those Texans dealing with the wildfires.

Prayers for your pastor-friend too,Boo.

Y'all have a good afternoon-love to all!
possum under a rock

April 21, 2011 - Msg 83617: Hey yall im bushed and Hungry....any late night food left over?...SPOT

April 21, 2011 - Msg 83618:
Hello porch family.....sorta slow here on the porch today.

Boo....prayers for your pastor friend.

Spot....had some grilled wild turkey tonight. Was killed this morning. Pretty good stuff.

You all have a good night.
Love and prayers!

April 21, 2011 - Msg 83619: Wow REV, I've never had wild turkey...well, not the eatin' kind if you get my drift. It seems I had some wild turkey of a different sort when I was partying in the 70's. ;)

Thanks for those prayers for my friend. I imagine he is having church services tonight and I pray the Lord touches him.