September 12, 2011 - Msg 85516: Thanks, REV. I've had a bad headache for two days...the kind that makes you feel like you have cotton for brains (no wisecracks, please) ;)

I managed to sneak in a little nap and now I am drinking some coffee with my Tylenol. I just hate the way these headaches knock we right out of a good day. In my mind I have so many things I want to do but my head just won't cooperate.


September 12, 2011 - Msg 85517: And yet you take the time to sweep. What a doll Boo.


September 12, 2011 - Msg 85518: :) :)


September 13, 2011 - Msg 85519:
Morning Porch

I was watch a show on the History Channel, How the Country Got It's Stripes. I have never seen it before. I guess each week they show what makes America...America. This episode was about speech patterns in America. It mentioned that the Southern accent really didn't develop until after the Civil War. So, I thought I'd ask my Southern friends what they thought about that.


September 13, 2011 - Msg 85520: MORNIN' DEARS, Hope everyone is okay today. Looks like I am the first one up today.
Just wanted to wish everyone a good day and say a prayer for Miss Sherry and SPOT as I think they see the Doctor today.

Breakfast menu: waffles, sausages, bacon, eggs, maple syrup, strawberries, blueberries, and cantaloupe and honeydew melon, granola and yogurt. (sorta trying to help out our health!)
coffee, tea, juice to drink. lets eat!

Prayers and blessings for everyone.
Big Maude

September 13, 2011 - Msg 85521: Looks like a good breakfast Big Maude. And I'll be careful not to spill seeings how Boo just mopped.

Morning Auh2o. Did you catch any of the debate last night? Anyone speak to your heart?

Whoops, I just spilled some syrup. I better get before Boo shows up. I hate it when she gets them headaches. We all pay! :)


September 13, 2011 - Msg 85522: Morning y'all(there's a Southern accent for ya, auh2o!) I don't know what to tell you about the speech patterns.
Thanks for breakfast, Maude. I join you in prayers for Sherry & Spot. Yes, they do see the doctor later today. Praying for some encouraging news.
Morning to ya, Asa!

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

possum under a rock

September 13, 2011 - Msg 85523:
Morning porch family

My prayers join in also for Spot and Miss Sherry's appointment.....Thank You Lord for hearing our heart's cry!

Love and prayers for each of you!

September 13, 2011 - Msg 85524: Hehe...good thing you cleaned up that spill, Asa!

Lord, I know you are with Miss Sherry and SPOT today. Please bless them with your love, peace and encouragement. You hold the world in your hands and you are always in control. May they rest in that great hope....that nothing can seperate us from your love, and your grace is sufficient in every circumstance. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Still got a little tinge of a headache but not too bad. It's looking like a better day (but clean up after yourself anyway, ASA).

So far this school year is proving to be a challenge in a way I did not expect. I am in the process of working out things with Erin. She is so easily distracted and I remembered that at her school, they worked in individual "stations" which were like little cubicles. They had very little distractions and couldn't even see the child next to them when they were working. So...I tried putting her in her room with her desk facing a corner and it helped alot. She didn't complain about it and found it was easier to concentrate on her work. Step 2 is to incorporate activity breaks and exercise. She has an enormous amount of energy and she wears the dickens out of me! I am also weaning her off the sugar and giving her healthy snacks during the day. Sugar has always had a big effect on her.

Break over...


September 13, 2011 - Msg 85525: Praying for Spot and Miss Sherry... --Romeena

September 13, 2011 - Msg 85526: Hello everyone.

First of all, to Boo and Romeena. Next time I'm in the USA, I'll check my mother's medical records so that I can answer your questions about the Coumadin.

I don't mean to start any moulage here, but I need something explained to me.
According to, it reports that at the CNN Tea Party debate yesterday, Ron Paul stated in part "that the reason medical costs have skyrocketed is that individuals have stopped taking personal responsibility for their health care".
I am having a mental block trying to understand this remark. Can anyone please elaborate?

Spot, I was shocked to learn the bad news concerning the health of your Miss Sherry. I hope you get some positive news today. Que sera sera.

auh2o, I remember reading that the foundation for the southern accent began as early as the 17th century. Supposedly it developed from a unique drawl that settlers from southwest England possessed.

from Poor Horatio

September 13, 2011 - Msg 85527:
Oops, one more question.

REV, I was poking around at your web site and noticed that you don't list your travel appearnaces. Why is that?
Also, when I was poking around at YouTube, I discovered that you are a Bishop! Congratulations.
For those who are not familiar with our talented REV, check out the video clips at

from Poor Horatio

September 13, 2011 - Msg 85528:
Think and praying for Spot and Miss Sherry.

PH-I'm with you. I thought the Southern drawl was well in place before the Civil War. As for Ron Paul's statement, the man is an unabashed Libertarian. He wants Government involvement only as a defender of our liberties, no healthcare or no entitlements. He is to the right of all the other candidates for sure. I believe, his belief is that people must take responsibility for their actions. I'm a pretty Conservative guy, and I like Paul, but I don't think we can return to those days. It's pretty hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube. I don't believe we should return to those days. A country as great as ours (don't tell B.O.) has a responsibility to take care of those that CAN'T take care of themselves.

Asa-I like Mitt. I don't know if he spoke to my heart the last candidate that did that was Steve Forbes in 2000. I think the world would be a much better place if he had won. Perry just doesn't do it for me. I don't care for guys who speak first and think later.

I better hush.


September 13, 2011 - Msg 85529: PH, I wish I could explain that comment, but I can't. It makes no sense to me. I've pushed it this way and that, but it still confuses me. Maybe he means people are running to the ED with a sniffle, instead of just blowing their nose? There is a grain of truth to that - a lot of people, especially "undocumented workers" use the ED as their personal doctor's office. A simple $10 basic charge would put a stop to a lot of that. This wouldn't keep people from seeking help that they truly need. They have cameras, phones, iPads, cigarettes, etc. - if they were really sick, they would find $10, but they might be less inclined to just drop in the ED with a head cold or a hangover. Ask any ED nurse.

As for the Southern drawl, or the Texas drawl, which is not precisely the same thing, both were already here when I got here, so I can't tell you much about their origins or the timeline. I think it's interesting that some of the distinctive sounds in a drawl, particularly a deep South drawl, also occur in some Yankee accents. I think specifically of the blurring of the "r" sound at the end of a word, such as "her". In both accents, it comes out as "huh", but in the South it's just slower, and a little softer. Southerners and we Texans both can make three or four syllables out of a one-syllable word, if we try!

Regarding Perry, as a Texan naturally I want to support him, but I have my reservations too. If another state can field a better candidate, I'm all for it. Still, as I've said earlier, unless the Republicans come up with someone better, he will get my vote. I will be voting not so much for one candidate as against another, and that's a pitiful situation to be in.

Well, guess I'll get ready for work. Got to take some clothes with me. Eloise will be having her breast surgery in the morning at 8 - please pray for her. She's pretty scared. They have caught this thing in such an early stage, it's just barely above microscopic, so her prognosis is excellent, but still, it's scary. How well I understand! Anyway, I won't have time to come home and change, so am taking clothes with me and will change there.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

September 13, 2011 - Msg 85530:
HI Everybody! Well, I made it thru a very emotional weekend, but i developed a terrible
"crick" in my neck, probably due to the stress of it all.
Went to chiro yesterday and will go again today.
Please keep me in your prayers. Thanks.
And, yes, I know, lots of fodder there about the pain in my neck, so have at it! ha
Hopefully, I'll be back to my old porch self very soon!

September 13, 2011 - Msg 85531:
Hello porch family...still on the road. answer a couple of your questions: I used to put my schedule (years ago) on my website but to be honest with you I just don't get alot of concert attendance from the website. I get tons of more response at my concerts from Facebook than I ever got from my website. The reason being, folks are not going to go to my website on a regular basis but they normally check their facebook everyday. So I'm reaching so many more people that "happen" to see the concert date than I ever have. You would not believe how many folks tell me each night that they saw the concert date on facebook. I know everybody don't do facebook but a whole lot of folks do and it really works for me better than anything I've ever used.
You also mentioned about the Bishop....The fellowship that I've been a part of for many years placed me on their Council of Bishops as an advisor some years back. The YouTube clip you probably saw is something that someone probably taped at a conference and posted it on there because that's the only place that "Bishop" is used. I personaly never use that title (not that I'm against it....I'm very honored that they have the trust in my advice to the fellowship) but the only time it is used around me is at the conferences. That title just don't fit my cowboy hat and And thanks brother for the kind words....glad you enjoyed my site.

MDC....prayers that you get that ole crick all better and that you get back settled down.

Prayers for Eloise, Miss Sherry and Spot...and for all my porch family!
Love you folks!

September 13, 2011 - Msg 85532: Ro, I must have missed the post about Eloise having breast cancer! That woman has had alot to deal with. She is in my prayers.

PH, I can think of a few reasons Ron Paul may have stated what he did about healthcare but the first thing that came to mind is that people need to take more responsibility by educating themselves on prevention and on course of treatment. Most people just go to any doctor in the phone book and agree to anything that doctor suggests, including medication after medication, of which the doctor may recieve rewards from the pharmaceutical companies. Just my thoughts..

You know what I really don't like about Perry?? His really bad hair dye job. C'mon, just let it go natural...who you tryin' to impress, Perry? ;) Seriously, though, I didn't like the executive decision he made about forcing 12 year old girls to get the HPV vaccine.

MDC, are you referring to the anniversary of 9/11 when you speak of emotional stress? Hope you get rid of the "crick" in your neck.

Who knows, concerning the southern accent? What matters is that we still got it, ya'll! :)


September 13, 2011 - Msg 85533: I'm wondering where Ron Paul stands on federally funded abortion?


September 14, 2011 - Msg 85534:
Hey Folks

In the 40's here this morning and feeling great.

Boo-I agree, I don't like that Perry mandated the HPV vaccine. I have turned the HPV down for my girls each year it has been offered. Plus, I just think he's wrong regarding Social Security.

Boo- Ha, good one. I'm confident Paul would say nay

Romeena- Interesting drawl comments. I think the show also mentioned that after the Civil War portions of the South kinda used the accent as a way to show allegiance to the Confederacy (or something like that) and it became entrenched after that.


September 14, 2011 - Msg 85535: REV, thanks for the explanation about your web site. I just thought since you do take the time and effort to keep both your web site and facebook page active, they would include the same information about your career.
As for your cowboy hat and boots image, it was strange to see you without them while singing at one of the links I posted in Msg 85527.

Boo, your explanation about Ron Paul's remark got me thinking. I can see how the lack of taking preventative measures could increase the demand for medical care. And following the rules of supply and demand, that could cause the costs to increase.
Thanks to everyone who replied to my request.

I did some internet research on this topic and was surprised to learn that medical spending increased six fold when Medicare was introduced in the mid-60s. So if medical insur@nce causes medical spending (and costs) to increase, what will happen when it becomes mandatory in 2014?

Romeena, funny you should mention about a mandatory $10 fee to control access to a hospital emergency room. Here in Canada, where we have the same problem of non-emergencies clogging up the emergency rooms, some are proposing a $25 fee. Since we have national healthcare, I would not mind a $100 fee if it would decrease the waiting times. Let those who cannot afford the fee use the clinics we have around town.

Looking forward to some good news concerning Miss Sherry and Eloise.
And to MDC, I hope your neck feels better.

from Poor Horatio

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85536: Well,I heard from Spot last night and friends,we need to keep up the prayers. It's aggressive. Spot can elaborate more,if he wishes.
Prayers for Sherry and Spot as well.Stay strong,y'all.

possum under a rock

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85537: Romeena, About your post on ED "Frequent Fliers" as my Daughter calls them, she has the same complaints, I always give her a "FULL MOON ALERT" heads up every month. It is the sence of entitlement that gets me. My job is in Public Housing and it is the same thing, people find ways to have all the "necessary things" but can't pay their rent! And there is no wonder why the rest of us get so ticked off! (gee I thought I let go of that years ago to keep sane, but it still crops up from time to time.)I think "Real world 101" should be the platform for 2012...or is it just me....? And as Forrest Gumpp would say "And that's all I have to say about that!!

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85538: Very sorry to hear that the report was not good for Miss Sherry. She will certainly continue to be in my prayers.

I am enjoying the porch conversation concerning health insur@nce, etc. That is an interesting question, PH, about costs increasing if insur@nce becomes mandated. I did a little research yesterday on abortion stats, regarding federal funding and read that there are over a million abortions a year and quite a few states fund abortion. If you break it down, 1% of abortions are performed in the case of r@pe or incest, 6% for potential health threat to mom or birth deffects in baby, and 93% for convenience/unwanted pregancy. I didn't find the annual cost of abortion to those states that fund it, though. Another interesting thing I found is (if you put any trust in stats), of those who get abortions each year, 37.4% identify themselves as Protestant, 31.3% as Catholic, only 1.3% as Jewish, 23.7% as having no religious beliefs, and 18% identify themselves as born again/evangelical. I am curious about why Jewish women have so few abortions...I think as a culture their values may be differnt than far as the value of children. Hmmm..interesting.

G-F, as a nurse working in hospitals for years, I saw so many patients abuse the system but it's a real mess...don't know what is going to change things for good. The whole "entitlement" issue is so firmly rooted in a whole generation of people who's parents raised them to believe it.

Better get some work done.


September 14, 2011 - Msg 85539: By the way, on the subject of abortion, which may not be appropriate to the porch, I want to just say that I in no way am here to judge anyone. About half the women in this country have had or will have an abortion in their lifetime and I try never to cause offense to those who may have and who may be struggling with that decision or grieving a loss.


September 14, 2011 - Msg 85540: prayers continue for you and Miss Sherry. Brother, you know you have folks here(porch family) that's always here to pray.
Love and prayers

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85541:
PH....Yea I know, it's kinda hard for me to sing without my boots and

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85542: Yea, REV but DON'T EVER sell your saddle I'm sure you know the Randy Travis song.....G-F

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85543:
Wow, heavy topics here today.
BOO-my chiro said 10 annv, plus my mom's 4th, plus my friends's probably all paid a a toll on the ole bod. It just manifested in the neck pain, as she cant determine any other reason other than tension.
Regarding perry, i am also seeing cracks in his armor, such as in the border situation, exec orders, etc. Please Lord, may a real "prayer of Jabez" candidate rise up to the occasion who can get the job done! And really, BO wants another 450 billion? No sir. I have already contacted my congressmaen and senators about that joke of a jobs bill.
Whew, OK, I need a TAGS quote: (a good long one!)

Brisco: "Charlene!"
Charlene: "Yeah, pa?"
Brisco: "Put that boy down! ...I told you she was promised, Sheriff."
Andy: "Now look, Mr. Darlin'..."
Brisco: "Ya can't keep your eyes or your hands off'n 'er can ya?"
Andy: "I'm not touchin' 'er!"
Brisco: "Well just see that ya don't.


Brisco: "Charlene, Stop it!! You're the future Mrs. Private first class to
be. ...And YOU sheriff - Stop tantalizin' 'er!"

Brisco: "Ya just had to go and egg her on, didn't ya? Turn on your fancy
ways and your winnin' smile."
Andy: "I didn't do nothin'! If anything I been runnin' away from her!"
Brisco: "Playin' hard to get! Oh that gets women quicker 'n anything ..." (:

MDC (gotta love my "kin")

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85544: Afternoon porch, just stopping by for a minute, busy, busy, busy.

Continued prayers for Miss Sherry and SPOT.

Big Maude

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85545:
Got a concert tonight in Lancaster, KY.....Better start getting things ready.
I'll try to check back in later tonight. Maybe we can all meet down at the diner after the concert for dinner.
Love and prayers!

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85546:
Concert Tonight Under the Stars! (:

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85547:
"More power to ya."

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85548: Dinner Tonight......Turtle soup.......I'm sure I can get a big crop from Washington DC they have ALOT of "post turtles" that need harvested! We could make a BIG pot and feed the hungry. problem solved.....Asa,MDC,Spot, wanna help me? PH you could send down some Canadian ones, I'm sure you have them up there too..We could get the girls to do their magic cookin em up then we all yell ""SOUP!""......Just studying on the subject..Wonder if they taste different in the West from the East & North from the South?
I would reckon they are all alike!...G-F

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85549: Sterling, You bring the Chedder Cheese...Ok??
REV is in charge of the music, but who will get down there with those spiders and fix the bandstand? Apply here @ the Porch.....G-F

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85550: Below is an interesting TAGS (The Andy Griffith Show) web site. It describes the outdoor studio were TAGS and Gomer Pyle were filmed and includes some great photos.
I recall this information was posted here some time ago. But I figured the newcomers would enjoy it. And some of us old timers will enjoy a flashback.

G-F, ain't seen any turtles here north of the 49th parallel. But we got plenty of Canadian Geese.

from Poor Horatio

September 14, 2011 - Msg 85551: PH, I was looking at that site you posted and they were listing other actors who made appearances on TAGS and went on to have or be in other shows. One was Teri Gar, but I sure don't remember her being in a TAGS episode. Does anyone else? Also mentioned was Howard Hesseman (WKRP)...what was he in?


September 15, 2011 - Msg 85552: Morning all.
Prayers continue for Sherry and Spot.

Boo, Teri Garr had a very small part in a color episode. She was the driver that rear-ended Goober and hurt his back. Her role was very small.
Howard Hessemne was on two color episodes if I remember correct. He was the food vendor at the car convention that Andy and Goober went to. He was also a fisherman on the episode where Emmit is running for city council. Again both parts were very small.
Quiz time. Anyone remember a certain actor from All in the Family having a role in TAGS?

G-F, I suspect your right about all then turtles tasting the same. All bad I suspect. Better use pulenty of spices and herbs to make them more tastey, if thats possible.

Hope your neck is feeling better MDC. It was a tough weekend for sure.

In regard to the debates, I have watched them all. I see some good in all of them. I see some things I don't agree with all of them. So what else is new? The perfect candidate isn't out there for anyone, unless they plan on running themselves. The last two debates for sure (msnbc, cnn) have been used for one purpose really. That is to create contention between the candidates. No two are alike and will agree on everything we want. But all of these folks, I believe, are a darn sight better than what we currently have. So whoever rises to the top from the current field will have my support. I do think the next President will be a one termer though. I say this only because he/she is going to have to make some very tough and unpopular decisions that are going to upset a lot of folks. But I don't see anyway out of it myself. Tough problems demand tough remedies. Guess we will see.

Ro and Boo, sure sorry you're still roasting. It has been wonderful here. Lows at night in the mid 50's and highs around 80. Really pleasant temps. The tree's in the higher elevations are starting to change color. In a few weeks we will take a drive up in the mountains and enjoy the scenic beauty provided by the Lord. Wish you could all join us.

Well better get rolling. Busy day ahead.
Prayers for all.


September 15, 2011 - Msg 85553: Just stopping by to say good morning. trying to stay focused at work this morning.
Continued prayers for Miss Sherry and SPOT.
Blessings all around!
Big Maude

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85554: Wow, you're good, Asa! I sure don't rememer either of those scenes you mentioned, although I do remember a very young "Michael Stivick" in a color ep but can't remember exactly what he was doing...working in a shop of some kind, perhaps?

Asa, those temps you are having sound so wonderful. I am just living for the days when we have them, too...what you describe is typical winter weather where I live, except for a colder front now and then. Hope it doesn't get too frosty this winter, though. We are planting our seeds for the fall garden this weekend. Yay! We have really done our homework, too, and have talked to everyone who knows anything about gardening in our area. My mentor is a 80 year old neighbor who has had an amazing garden year round for 50 years. Bruce has done everything imaginable to prepare our sandy soil here, except srinkle the gypsum, which he will do this week. He is still trying to get the well water to that side of the place, laying pipe, etc. So here's what's going into the fall garden after talking to the experts: "Tycoon tomatoes (we already have the plants), bell peppers (from plants), and from seeds we have sweet corn, radishes (bruce loves 'em), sweet peas, green beans, spinach, carrots, two types of lettuce to see which we like best, and we will be planting broccoli, new potatoes, onions and garlic a little later. Oh, and I am going to try a few pumpkins just to see how they do. I think I might start those out in the house until they sprout up and then transplant them. Anyone have any advice on pumpkin growing? My mentor (Miss Ruby) says she never had much luck with them but I would really like to grow some and see if I can have a pumpkin patch next fall.

Morning I say countless times to Erin, "Focus..focus..focus". :)

Better get going.


PS-They say we might get a sprinkle or two of rain this weekend! PLEASE!!!

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85555: Oh, and forgot to mention I canned some new jam yesterday called, Autumn Pear Jam and it is really good. You cook the pears with chopped cranberries (only 2/3 cup), and cinnamon. Really tastes like fall. So, that is on the Christmas list, too. Can't wait to have some tomatoes to make tomatoe sauce with. The tomatoe sauce St. Susan and I made last week turned out so good....SO much better than the kind you buy in the store but it is kind of work-intensive. Worth it, though. The news has been telling us here in Texas that the cost of produce and meat, in particular is going to skyrocket because of the drought and fires. I am contemplating growing my own chickens for eggs and meat. The kids don't like the idea but I told them they could have a few pet chickens that we wouldn't eat and if we have enough of them they won't care of we eat some because they won't know them all "personally" and after taking care of them for awhile, they will be ready to do away with a few! ha. Bruce would do the killing for me but I would have to pluck them..not sure if I wanna do that at all. Anyone have plucking experience?


September 15, 2011 - Msg 85556: When I reread my posts, I sound like one of those strange people who wear their hair in a bun and wear birkenstocks and jean skirts but that's not me at all. I am more like Ma shorts and flip-flops. ;)


September 15, 2011 - Msg 85557:
Morning porch family....chilly today on the road here in KY. Concert went great last night.

Boo...that Autumn Pear Jam sure sounds good. How about bringing a jar this morning to breakfast:)

PH...thanks for that link....enjoyed reading and looking at the old set pics.

And you're up on your stuff when it comes to TAGS.....did you go to TAGS University? lol

My wife just called and said it's supose to cool off a little tomorrow at home. Maybe it will be cooler when I get home Monday morning.
Possum be sure to keep that cool weather around SC till I get home:)

Well gotta get some things done this morning. No concert till tomorrow night but need to catch up on some emails.
You all have a VERY BLESSED day and remember Jesus loves you.....He's already proved it!
Love and prayers

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85558:
Morning Porch

Autumn has come a bit early, frost warning for tomorrow.

Rev-Glad to hear all went well in Kentucky.

MDC-Love the quote above, funny.

Asa- Our leaves here have just started to change. Man, I love fall.

G-F How does one go about eating a turtle? I'm not sure I have the stomach for your response.

Spot-Thinking of ya buddy.

Hey, hey, hey let's careful out there.

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85559: Wow - lots of good conversation on the porch today. Boo, I am so jealous of your garden. I'd love to do that, but just don't have the energy, and really no one to help out. Besides, the squirrels would get everything the garden produced. I tried growing strawberries in a raised bed one year. Squirrels got 'em. I have a pear tree - squirrels get them juu-ust before they're ripe. Oh well. As for the chickens, when I was a kid, my dad would buy about a hundred baby chicks at a time (we had a brooder to keep them warm for the first couple of weeks.) Once they got to "fryin' size", he would load them up and take them somewhere in town, where they processed them and he would then bring the fryers home in little individual bags and freeze them. We had a lot of good meals from those chickens, but it all ended one year when somebody accidentally fliped the switch that controlled the power to the outbuilding that housed the freezer. We came home from a two-week vacation to find a freezer full of rotten chicken. You don't want to even imagine the smell. He shoveled the chickens into a wheelbarrow and buried them far, far out in the pasture. We tried to clean the freezer, but ended up having it hauled away. It was unusable. After that he taped a tuna can over that switch, so no one would accidentally flip it again!

I am so sorry that things are not going well for Miss Sherry. Spot, both of you are continually in my prayers. We serve a mighty God!

There was good news yesterday for Eloise. Her surgeon is strongly confident that they caught the cancer early enough, and that he got all of it. She's feeling fine today, in fact, we'll probably head out to do a little mousing around in a little while. Her son is here from Battle Creek, but is leaving this morning. Thanks for your prayers and concern. She's a great gal - one of the best.

That was Rob Reiner (Michael Stivic, alias "Meathead") and the episode was the one where Goober ran the contest at the gas station, and didn't draw a line to indicate that $200 was the total, not a prize. Rob Reiner was a helper in the print shop. Now, does anyone remember the ep where Jack Nicholson made an appearance?

I think 2012 will be a year where I will have to just hold my nose, say a prayer, and vote. As I said before, I'll be voting against a candidate more so than for one, and that's not a good thing. We are living in perilous times.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85560: "Fliped"? How do you "flipe" something? Make that "flipped" the switch. Drat this brace! --Romeena

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85561: Jack Nicholson was the defendent when Aunt Bea was a jurior and he was the baby' dad when Opie and Arnold find a baby.

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85562: I guess I need to esplain my last post about "Post Turtles"....Here it goes.. An old rancher was talking about politics with a young man from the city. He compairs a politician to a "post turtle". The young man doesn't understand and asks him what a post turtle is.
The old man says, "when you are driving down a country road and you see a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle.
you know he didn't get there by himself, he doesn't belong there; he can't get anything done whil he is up there;and you just want to help the dumb thing down...Now that's a post turtle!
so if you compair it with my post #85548 it will all make sence where I was going with that post..

Jamie Farr "Klinger" was a gyspy on one of the color episodes too. Goober-Fife.....

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85563: G-F, thanks for explaining what you meant regarding "post turtles". I never heard of that term before.
Does this mean you make turtle soup from politicians instead of turtles because you're into cannibalism? ;)

from Poor Horatio

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85564: "MEAT"!!! Hey Grandpa What's for supper?? HeeHaww
They tast like Chicken......

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85565: Well, Ro, we will see if our garden gets eaten by critters...remains to be seen but I figure maybe the dogs will keep out most of the critters.

Auh2o...autumn is coming early to your neck of the woods and it is about 100 degrees here today. You have no idea how badly I wanna rip out a curse word right now, but I will remain calm...


September 15, 2011 - Msg 85566: Cheer up, Boo. Relief may be on the way. It's only 77 here right now, at 3:50 p.m. Maybe it will trickle on down to you before long. As for the garden, you'll probably do just fine. Squirrels don't usually pose much of a problem in big open garden areas - too far to the safety of a tree! Rabbits - now that's another story, but as you said, just the very presence of the dogs may be enough to keep them away.

Hey, my surprise lilies are coming up. They're about eight inches tall. In about three days, they'll be two feet tall and will look like a firecracker bursting, with a spray of red blossoms. They're so pretty, and such fun to grow.

Well, I think I'll go get in my chair, get Starr in my lap, and watch a little TV. I've been gone part of the day, with Eloise, and Starr is feeling left out. Time for a little cuddling. Blessings, everyone, and prayers for Spot and Miss Sherry. --Romeena

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85567:
Hellp porch family. glad to hear the news on Eloise. That's great!

G-F....ok now we know what a post turtle To be honest I had heard of that but had forgot it untill you posted what it meant.

Boo....just holler "FISH"....let it

auh2o....frost Ya'll will be having smoke in the chimney soon...the smell of fall.

Got a little kid here where my I'm parked (motorhome) wanting me to go watch his soccer game tonight since I have a "night off". First off I'm not a big soccer fan and secondly it's kinda chilly up here in KY which is not good for the voice in the night air. But of course I'm a sucker when it comes to kids so I guess I'll go for him. He's 10yrs old and a super good kid.

Well some of you stay cool and some of you stay warm...depends on what part of the porch you're rocking:)
Love and prayers!

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85568: "On my word as a gentleman." (:

September 15, 2011 - Msg 85569: (running up an alley...)...FISH!!


September 15, 2011 - Msg 85570: stopping by on my way to the ironing board. a cool 57 degrees on the end of the porch, good sleeping temps.

pleasant dreams for everyone! Prayers for all.. Miss Sherry and SPOT extra hard!
Big Maude

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85571:
Well, I guess you could say that G-F posted a post about post turtles! ha
One more for the prayer list--pappabear. Thanks.
He had several health problems this past summer, but on a brighter side, some friends of his are taking him to Mayberry Days, and he may meet G-F there!
Also, my pain in the neck is much better!!!

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85572: Morning dears.
Another Friday is here. Another weekend awaits. To quote Fred Flintstone, "Yabba dabba doo"!

MDC, I'll sure add papabear to my prayer list. Thanks for letting us know. And I'm glad your pain in the neck is gone. I was about to lend you my neck stretching device and have you go "hang out" in the closet :)

I have heard that turtle story before G-F, so I had an idear what it was a meaning.

Ro, you answered my trivia correct about Meathead in TAGS. And somebody answered your trivia right about Jack Nicholson being in two episodes. So for todays trivia will require you to have some TAGS know how and some Apollo 13 experience.
There are a lot of connections between TAGS and the movie Apollo 13. Let's see how many y'all come up with. Some are obvious, a couple are quite obscure.

Gotta get rolling. Much to do today, weather allowing. It's supposed to rain later today and if that happens my plans will change.

Prayers continue for Sherry and Spot and everyone else.


September 16, 2011 - Msg 85573: Opie directed Apollo 13 didn't he, and his brother (little Leon) was in it? Did Rance Howard make an appearance?

Gotta drive to Houston for Sean's appointment today and then turn around and drive back. That always makes for a long day. Please remember us in your prayers. I didn't sleep well and I hate to drive tired.

Better get the critters up and going.


September 16, 2011 - Msg 85574:
Morning Porch

Well, we did get a frost last night which is fine by me.

MDC- Prayers for pappabear, for sure. I hope he enjoys Mayberry Days.

G-F Now that you mention it, that post turtle story sounds familiar. I was hoping you weren't gonna post a recipe.

Asa-I'll take an easy one first (of course) Ron Howard's brother, Clint, I think his name is, is in both TAGS and Apollo 13. Ut oh, I just used "is, is" President Bubba's famous quote... but, I digress.

Boo-Hang in there, I'm sure it will cool down there eventually. Won't it? hehe Sorry.

Rev- "Ya'll will be having smoke in the chimney soon." Somewhere, Al Gore just felt a pain in his chest. But, I love the smell of hardwood burning. I know I'm a caveman.


September 16, 2011 - Msg 85575:
Boo-Ya took my answer. You're just like Andy when he plays chess, ya move too fast!


September 16, 2011 - Msg 85576: I have seen and enjoyed the film Apollo 13 many times. This film was a family affair for the Howard family. We all know that Ron directed the movie. Other family members who appeared in various roles include his father Rance, his mother Jean Speegle Howard, his wife Cheryl, his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, and his brother Clint.

Speaking of cold, we got down to 5║Celsius last night! For those of you south of the 49th parallel, that's equivalent to your 41║.

from Poor Horatio

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85577: I forgot to mention that part of the northwest section of our province (Ontario) got snow yesterday! Province is equivalent to your states.

from Poor Horatio

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85578: Mornin' Dears & Honeys! Had a cold front blow in overnight and boy,does it feel like Fall here at my rock this morning!
Rev, I'm hanging on to this cooler air for ya! LOL
Let's head over to Cracker Barrel this morning-see y'all there!
possum under a rock

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85579: Au2o..Let's see...You can fry, em boil em, you got turtle burgers, turtle stew, coconut turtle,turtle soup,turtle kabobs,turtle gumbo,BBQ turtle.....Sorry got confused with what you can do with Bubba Gumpp shrimp! tehehaha
Funny you should mention "Big Al" Gore, I heard he was having a big pod cast on his web site about such matters....I'm sure glad he invented the internet with out him we all would not have able to communicate together. THANKS BIG AL!!
Going to another all day Bluegrass festival tomorrow..Mayberry Days comming soon, PaPa Bear look out for G-F, I'll have my #7 Mayberry Jersey
on say's Goober-Fife on the back can't miss me!
10-4 over & out G-F.....

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85580: Hl All
This is the time of year I do not like.

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85581:
Just heard that in arecent gallup poll, something like 85% of those asked "Should all of congress step down and new people come in?" answered YES! ha My only thing on that is there goes more pensions, etc, etc,. haha
Keep everyone in my prayers...

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85582:
"Better do waht she says Al."

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85583: Hey again Y'all- Spot wanted me to let you know that Miss Sherry had a port put in yesterday (Chemo) and has a pain patch as well,and she's managing okay. In fact,they are taking off on one of their camping trips! Let's hope they have a wonderful time & keep the prayers going for them-thanks,friends.

possum again

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85584:
Hello porch family.

Thanks Possum for keeping us updated on Miss prayers continue.

G-F....wanted to let you know that your post is now on my website but in case you see it you'll notice I didn't use the terms "REV" or "porch" because no one would what that means. So I just put my name and omitted the word "porch". Thanks for checking it out:)

Tom...good to see ya rocking today.

auh2o....well that smoke may give Gore a pain in the chest but he's given a lot of other folks a pain somewhere else.....oopps I shouldn't said that:)

Prayers for PappaBear!

Got a concert tonight in Richmond, KY. Ya'll come on out. I'll save a row just for my porch family then we'll all go out and eat afterward. (Boy I wish we really could do that)

Love and prayers for all the porch family!

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85585:
G-P....that was supose to be "no one would KNOW what that means"
One day I'll learn to read my post before posting:)

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85586:
OK, we've been having some interesting topics here lately, and maybe I'm going to put my porch status in jeapardy again by including the link below; but I want everyone to see the 4 page govt instuctions on what to do if you break a CFC!! Folks, IMO this is craziness! Poor old Tom Ed must be rolling in his grave. And I have yet to hear a reasonable WHY the US is phasing out incandescents. Stupid is what stupid does i guess.
I bought a good stash of all wattages, as I'm sure that the black market bulbs will be quite expensive! (ha...hmmm)
Well, have a good weekend, act like somebody, call a congressman, and pray, pray, pray! (:
God bless,

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85587: *China+Obama-General Electric USA=CFL policy!

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85588:
MDC- Fortunately, I wear a hazmat suit when I change out our light bulbs. If ya'll need one, I hear, the president's friends at Solyndra are having a garage sale.


September 16, 2011 - Msg 85589: You people are breakin' my poor ol' hort! It's still hot here but at least we got a little rain today. The trip to Houston went smoothly. I let Sean drive for a little while (once we were OUT of Houston) and he did great but there were some crazy drivers trying to run over him because he was doing the speed limit. You know what he said, and I am not kidding you...someone cut him off in traffic and he said, "I'm gonna run up an alley and holler FISH!"...he really funny since i just posted that here! haha

MDC, speaking of congressmen/women, today in Houston I passed by the hospital where congresswoman Griffiths was brought to recover from her injury. If you have never been to Houston, you just would not believe the huge medical center there. The best of the best serve the sick in Houston. Sometimes I marvel at how much money must be spent there. Just Texas Children's Hospital alone is huge and the Shriner Children's Hospital is down the street. So many hospitals in the span of just few miles! I think Houston is quite a place. I wouldn't want to live there because it is so busy but it is a special city with such cultural diversity and so much to see and do.

Glad to hear Miss Sherry is off to the lake. Thanks for the report, Possum.


September 16, 2011 - Msg 85590: On the 18th it will be 4 years since Millie passed away. I sure miss her.
Sorry I haven't been on much, but please know I do read the posts and think of you all daily.
I hate to add on to the other concerns that have been posted lately, but if you all could see your way clear to send up some extra prayers for me, I would so appreciate it. thank you

- Hazel

September 16, 2011 - Msg 85591:
Hello porch family...just got back in the motorhome from my concert tonight. I'm tired but wanted to check in real quick. good to see ya and you bet I'll be remembering you tonight in my prayers.

It's hard to believe that it's been 4 years since the home going of Millie. Yes she is so missed here but so welcomed in Heaven.

Well I'm heading to bed. Good night everyone.
Love and prayers!

September 17, 2011 - Msg 85592: Good morning all. Saturday morning here and it's raining like mad. 54 degree's, nice cool fresh air. (don't worry Boo, you'll get even in January with me.)

Hazel, you bet I'll send some prayers up for you dear. If you need to talk, you have my e-mail. Please don't hesitate. I wanted to mention to you Hazel, I'm sure you remember Maudie, from the old Gossip Club. She was the one who lived not far from me. She passed away a couple of days ago. I saw her obituary in the paper. I thought you would want to know that. Very sad. She was only 49. And thanks for reminding us about Millie. I know you two were quite close. Can't believe it's been 4 years.

MDC, I have been hollering about the cfl's now for some time for the very reason you posted. Disposal! Trust me folks, this is going to become a huge deal. We have been dealing with flourescent bulb disposal for years now in the industrial world. A major pain. Now that the population in general will be facing this, look out. Now the govt. has it's hand in it, all bets are off as to what will happen. "We're from the Govt. and we're here to help you" HA! What have they done. Mandated you buy bulbs that cost 6 to 7 times more money, that are supposed to last much longer, but have not really proven to be the case, that give off less light, less light rendition, multi-colored light rendition, and a problem with disposal that we haven't seen yet. Yea buddy, big brother knows whats best for you. Now you got my jaw muscles working MDC. Way to go! LOL

I'm glad to see Sherry and Spot were able to get away and enjoy some r and r. Thanks for the update Possum.

Boy, you guys are good. Even better than good. Poor Horatio, I didn't know Ron Howards wife and Daughter were in Apollo 13. I knew his Mom Dad and Brother were. What parts did his wife and daughter play? That movie is a favorite of mine. I love the line uttered by Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell to his wife as they sat on the patio looking at the moon when Apollo 11 had landed there. "We now live in a world where man has walked on the moon. And it isn't a miracale. We just decided to go!" I always wonder if Lovell really said that, or it was just a movie line.

Auh2o. Solyndra. I do believe that is a name we are going to hear about for a while. This one has some real potential, unless the media plays ostrich..... again.

Well I think I'll go sit on the porch and watch the rain, take in some of that cool fresh air, and contemplate life in general.