July 30, 2012 - Msg 89555: Thanks 4 including me 2 your list. I'm from Pikeville,Ky. (The lgst Co. here.) I'm divorced, and my 14 yr. old Gr-son lives with me. That said...I need lots of prayers.lol FYI I love Elvis too. If U want 2 know anything just ask. I'll try 2 answer.

July 30, 2012 - Msg 89556: Well, looky here! You've just got here and already you've swept the porch(good job, btw).

One thing, Gal Sal, you may want to remember to add your moniker to the end of your posts so that we know who made the comment, or else we might forget your name. Some of us here have the attention span of a rabid hummingbird, ya know. ;)

If you want prayers, you came to the right place. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

July 30, 2012 - Msg 89557: Here's an update on YouTube. I just tried to view "Aunt Bee Takes a Job". I searched for it and found a YouTube link. But when I clicked on the play arrow, I received the following message "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by CBS." So I expect that the TAGS episode that still remain on YouTube will soon disappear.

Welcome to Sal Gal. I'm poor Horatio (mentioned in the "Opie's Charity" episode). Although I am an American citizen, I am a permanent resident of Canada (near Toronto). I've been posting here intermittently since about 1997.
Although many of us post with usernames that are related to The Andy Griffith Show (aka TAGS), you can choose any kind of username. Is Sal Gal related to the show? What do you like about the show? And who is your favorite character from the show?

from Poor Horatio

July 30, 2012 - Msg 89558: Good morning, porch, and a special welcome to Sal Gal. Honey, did they already make you sweep the porch? Sorry about that, but you surely did do a nice job. Everything looks so nice and clean! Reading your post, I'm guessing you do a lot of texting? (The 4s and 2s were my first clue.) If you're comfortable with that, you just go right ahead. You'll find most of us haven't adopted that form of "speech", at least not on the porch, but it's certainly OK if you do. Shoot, my little old fat phone doesn't even know how to do that, and I haven't gotten around to getting one of those smart phone things, so I haven't learned the abbreviated speech yet. Oh, and be sure to sign your name when you post. I guess texting is a one-to-one thing, but on the porch, there are a bunch of us, and identification is helpful. I think "Sal-Gal" is a great name. Are you the same Sally that danced with Al at the old Gigolo Club in Yancey?

Oh, and there are a lot of Elvis fans around here, too. I'm one of them. I'm about to go on another of the "Cruise to Mayberry" trips. Check out the sidebar on the home page for information about it. This will be my fifth Mayberry cruise, and they are so much fun. If you're interested, there might still be room. I'd be happy to put you in touch with the planner. I mentioned it now because along with the Mayberry tribute artists, (we don't say impersonators) we have an Elvis as well, and he does a terrific job.

Now Asa, you just hush about those bats. I keep telling you, they will not get in your hair, and they don't lay eggs, and even if they did, it wouldn't make you go crazy. As for moths, I'm not so sure. I've never had one get in my hair, but they do lay eggs, and if one ever did lay them in my hair, I think I'd get a little nutty. Maybe not completely crazy, but I'd sure have a hair-washing compelsion for a while.

Well, better get busy around here. This house still looks like it's been stirred with a stick, with all the stuff sitting around waiting to be put away in my nice new bedroom. I still have to wipe down and polish the furniture before I put stuff back, and I have about a fifteen minute window of activity before I have to stop and rest. I'll be glad when that time lengthens a bit.

Well, Eloise is on her way over, we're going to go find some lunch. Maybe at the Big State Drug Store. They make a fine, old-timey hamburger and wonderful onion rings. It's fun. Old, well-worn wooden booths, a few soda-fountain tables, and a counter like the one in Walker's Drug Store. It's like stepping back in time, and I love to eat there. Yes, they make a great malt - nice and thick and they pour it up in a glass, then give you the mixing can with enough in it to fill the glass a second time. It's fun! REV, when you're in town in October, maybe we can get in a visit to Big State. That is, if I can tear you away from Babe's Chicken.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

July 30, 2012 - Msg 89559: No more "Andy" on YouTube? Another example of Govermental Take-overs!! What's next A tax on bats! Since they eat mosquitos there will be a tax on sitting on your front porch and not getting bite by mosquitos! If Asa wants to get bite by mosquitos he has a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT! This still is the USA by golly, and we should be able to watch Andy anytime we want!! Andy will be turning over in his grave...Give em a inch they take 10 miles those greedy crumbpeckers!
Oh by the way don't the squirrels look like they are having fun and the birds are singing! (did not want to end on a sour note)haha, have to go out and do some painting to the Goob's crib.
My name is Goober-Fife and I approve this message

July 30, 2012 - Msg 89560: IthinkI'veheardjustaboutenoughaboutthemcottonpickin'bats!

July 30, 2012 - Msg 89561: Bats lay eggs?!...well that shows ya what I know; I thought they were mammals.

Wish we had a Big State drug store near us, Ro. sounds like fun. We have one old remaining drug store with a cafe and soda fountain in Corpus and it is packed at lunchtime...that should send a message to someone who is thinking about opening a restaurant, shouldn't it? Someone should open one like the oldtime soda fountains. It would be a big hit around here. We have one old cafe remainin in our small town and it is always full. People want to remember the good old days when the food is hot and the specials don't cost you an arm and a leg. I like going there because the waitresses treat you like a friend and they bring out those hot plate specials with things like meatloaf or stew...always served with a couple of sides like pototos and veggies, soup or salad, a dinner roll and usually jello or cottage cheese with fruit.

Been cleaning the laundry room and putting away clothes. We are hiring a carpenter to do some tile repair work in there and to build me another shelf above the washer and dryer. As it is, I have to set my laundry soap and supplies on top of the washer and there is all this empty space above it. Also, poor Bruce tried to crawl up in the space above the porch to hang my swing and he just couldn't. The poor old coot tried his best but with that belly of his and in this heat, he woulda killed himself...so, that is another job for the carpenter. He is supposed to come today to let us know what he will charge. I won't have my porch swing by my birthday tomorrow but I would rather have it later in the week than have Bruce die up there!

Well, better get back at it..


July 30, 2012 - Msg 89562: Boo,
Bruce just didn't want to get up there with them spiders that's all haha...."Just call the man"!
Hope ya have a Happy Birthday tomorrow (29 and holding??) Right??...G-F....

July 30, 2012 - Msg 89563: hello to our newest member.you boo, ro, asa mdc, welcome to mayberry sal i am the mayor cause i know the govenor. ha. goober- fife sounds like you are running for high office mayor of mayberry. ha. happy birthday i take its bruces. a big cookout tonight steaks, fish a glore. sweet corn and watermelons, baked potatoes angel food cake fresh strawberries and whipped cream. you all come. tea, coffee, lemonade, hard apple cider, pappa bear

July 30, 2012 - Msg 89564: What time Pappa Bear? You're serving all my favorite things.

July 30, 2012 - Msg 89565: Thanks for the tip. I'll do better

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89566: What a day! Glad its coming to an end. Having in-law problems with that one special (ahem) sister-in-law that is always stirring up trouble in the family. She and my mom-in-law are two peas in a pod. Bruce and his siblings are in the process of planning an 80th birthday party for his mom and this one, immature sister has to cause trouble at every turn. Its a control issue and she hates her older sister, which doesn't help...lots of rivalry. I am staying out of it, no matter how sis-in-law and mom-in-law try to pull me into the middle of the drama. Tick-a-lock, as Bee would say. I'm not falling for it. One good thing about being 50 is that I am getting so much better at NOT trying to fix other people's problems and it is liberating as heck. Now let me put this soapbox away.

Tomorrow I'll be 50 and I am happy about it! I like to celebrate making another year of life..I'm not one of those women who worries about wrinkles, and I am pleased with the wisdom that life experience is bringing me. :)


July 31, 2012 - Msg 89567: Now Pass the Geritol!


July 31, 2012 - Msg 89568: Happy Birthday Boo

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89569: Hi all.
It was nice day today a little warm.


TOM :)

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89570:
Welcome SalGal. We were once all "visitors" here! ha
BTW, the "sweep" that you did was when the page got full. It then goes into the "archives" and a new blank page comes up. Click on the word "Archives" below to see your old posts.
I'm from the Phoenix, Az area, and my handle, MDC, stands for "Mr. Darlin's Cuz." I figured that Mr Darling must have had many cousins! ha
We have a KY Girl who drops by now and again. She was born and bred in Kentucky, but now resides in PA I think.
Prayers for you and yours.

Good to see big maude, sterling, possum, asa, pappabear, (aka pipeman) and all!

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89571:

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89572:
It's the SECOND 50 that's tough! teehee

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89573: Oh, how true, MDC! Happy birthday anyway, Boo. You're right, one of the perks of passing that mid-century mark is that you do get a little wiser. Oh, there will be relapses (don't I know it!) but generally, you'll be more comfortable just standing back and letting someone else catch the pie in the face (or whatever.)

For cryin' out loud, Boo! Bats don't lay eggs, that's moths that do that. And chickens. But bats don't. Giraffes don't either. It's a good thing, it would surely break when it hit the ground from that high up. Splat!

Little by little, I'm getting my bedroom back to normal. Still a lot of little stuff to put back, and some furniture polishing to do, but there's no time limit. I'm having a hard time finding rugs, though. They have to be washable, and there just doesn't seem to be much of a selection. I've chased every internet link I can find, and just haven't found anything I like. I need a rectangle about 2.5 to 3 feet by 5 or 6 feet, an oval about 3x5 feet, and a round one about 3, maybe 4 feet in diameter. I want them soft and plushy, but still washable. Colors can be a deep gold, or a rusty red. Girls, if you run across anything like that while shopping, would you get the brand/maker and the name of the store where you found it, especially if it's a national chain? I'd appreciate some help! I thought this would be easy, but so far, it's not!

Well, guess I'll turn in. I'm up late, can sleep late in the morning since no one is coming to do anything, for a change. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89574: Happy Birthday Boo dear
Please do not fear
Old age is not near
It's already hear. :)


July 31, 2012 - Msg 89575: whoops. Here, not hear. DID YOU HEAR ME BOO?? :)


July 31, 2012 - Msg 89576: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOO, Now you are a member of the elite group, The 50+ club! Ya just have to remember "Geronimo's Grandma wears Army boots" is the secret code word to get into the club! Just don't get yourself blackballed like Howard did haha! ENJOY your day:)..Also play nice with the in-laws it's not quite time to "Go to the mattress yet". hang in there!....G-F

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89577: Happy Birthday BOO. Have a great day. 50 ain't so bad!

Big Maude

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89578: I get these "Interesting Facts every day delivered to my mail-box. Today's is..

"racecar" is spelled the same forward and backwards.

I'll post one each day if you're interested. I look forward to them myself. See ya later maybe.


July 31, 2012 - Msg 89579: Happy Birthday Boo,in the military you earn stripes with wisdom.I look at wrinkles the same way

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89580: YES I HEARD YOU ASA...THANKS! and thanks for the poem (I guess). ;)

Thanks for all the birthday wishes!...starting out well so far..got to sleep in past 9am...whoopee! Now I am leisurely sipping my coffee and wondering what I am going to do with my day. Sean already told me "No housework today!".

Ro, would you believe that I have been looking for a certain kind of rug for Erin's room for over 2 years? Haven't been able to find one anywhere. If I happen to come across what you are looking for I will let you know.

G-F, the in-law thing heated up some last night but Bruce kept his cool and refused to be baited into being pulled into the ugliness. He is doing just fine and it is driving my sis-in-law crazy, I can tell. His keeping cool is causing things to stay in control. If trouble-making sis-in-law can't stand it she can bow out and everyone will be better off. One things for sure, talking sense to her never works. She's like a short, chubby giraffe....selfish! hehe


July 31, 2012 - Msg 89581: Yes Boo Giraffe's DO come in ALL sizes and shapes!!haha

Enjoy your day! Just keep Bruce away from the mattress! (The Quote going to the mattress was from the Godfather about going to war with the families)(that's where they kept their heaters as Barney calls them.)............G-F.

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89582: Well, Boo, all I can say is, hooray for Bruce! Apparently, he has learned the secret, that it takes two to make a fight. There is nothing more frustrating to a troublemaker, than a non-response from his or her target. I don't mean total silence, that will usually just draw more fire. They're looking for a response. My mother was an absolute master at frustrating an aggressor, and I learned a lot from her. It took until I was past fifty before I realized what I had learned, and began to practice it, but it works.

When someone is trying to pick a fight, or stir up trouble, the first step is just to look at them, with a long, thoughtful stare, a small smile, and maybe a little "hmmm", like you're thinking about what they're saying. Next step, say "Is that really what you think?" or something similar, whatever fits. Then, "Can you tell me why you believe that?" Now, that's an argument stopper, right there. If all else fails, you fall back on "Well, you could be right. Now, what's for dinner?" or whatever subject-changer fits. Believe me, that one works. You're not arguing with them, nor have you really agreed. You have just ended the discussion. This one can be repeated a zillion times if necessary, until the troublemaker either gets tired or decides you're an idiot and not worth arguing with, which shouldn't bother you at all. Who cares what they think? The point is, never, ever, ever get into an argument with a troublemaker, or a bully, or an idiot, and often you find all three traits in one person. You can't win, and you shouldn't care, because their agenda is usually worthless anyway. Just say "You could be right" and go on your merry way, leaving them to wonder who won. When you don't even care who wins, it just frustrates the heck out of them. (And that is so much fun!!)

What kind of rug are you looking for, for Erin's room? In my many internet travels, maybe I'll run across something. Who knew that finding some simple little fluffy, washable rugs could be so much trouble? I thought I'd find an abundance of them, but such is not the case. Oh well. Sooner or later....

Well, guess I'll go find some lunch. Got some leftovers that aren't too shabby, and I like leftovers, so should be easy to find something. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89583:
Howdy porch family.....A 23 hour (straight through) drive from northern Maine has me dragging right now but it's so good to be back home for a few days. The concerts went great!

Happy Birthday Boo....You have a very blessed day!

Welcome Gal Sal.....sure is good to have you here on the porch. There's some wonderful folks here.

Well gotta get somethings done around here....and re-pack the motorhome.
Love and prayers for all the porch family!

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89584: Happy Birthday Boo! Welcome to the 50+ club, a great club to be in. Welcome Sal Gal, I grew up in TN but have lived on the East coast for many years. The East Coast is home and TN is my home town.

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89585:
Good one salgal with the word racecar, which reminds me of a bad joke.
In what condition was the the guy who got out of his strange new car? (He was out of his Element!) boo, hi-i-i-s-s-s ha.
REV- good you're back S and S!
Fair day today with pop.

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89586:
OOpps....I just noticed my crazy typing mistake above...that was suppose to be Welcome SalGal....not GalSal


July 31, 2012 - Msg 89587: REV, Glad to here your back home for a few days to REVive, then it's time to ReREV up the old REVmobile & hit the road again..Just be careful not to wear out your uvula, ya know everyone has one but it's the only one YOU have Buddy!
While you were on the road we had a full discussion on bats where do you stand on that issue?
W/team BooAsa or team RommenaFife? Just thought we would get your opinion since you're a REV.....
Thought about asking SPOT since he's a lineman but since you are home we'd ask you!...G-F....

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89588: You people are crazy. That's why I love you. --Romeena

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89589: Holy guacamole! I just checked, and it's 101 degrees here, at almost 9 p.m. Now folks, that's hot! Dang hot! --Romeena

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89590: I'll have to write those tips down about arguing(or not arguing, as the case may be), Ro. I could use them.

Happy Birthday Boo! Hope you had a good one.

G-F, that was just REVolting. ;) Just kidding.

-Sterling Holobyte

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89591: Happy Birthday, Boo!
Hip Hip Replacement!

- Hazel

July 31, 2012 - Msg 89592: Hi All.
Stapdad is doing some good now ?
He is walking more win uesding the walker, but he stay in the bed half the day and did not sleep at night and that keep me up half the night.
G F how are the ins doing?


July 31, 2012 - Msg 89593:
Sterling--How does a REV recharge himself? He RE-Volts~!! GF- ask Floyd, he's a barber. ha
OK, I'm hitting the ironing board.

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89594:
I believe some of our porch family have been sipping on some cider that's turn hard....or maybe some bats have laid some eggs in their hair.....you guys are nuts...lol

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89595: I think you're right Rev. Them bat lovers have hard boiled bat eggs in their hair at that. But we love em just the same.

Tom, glad your Stepdad is doing some better.

Hazel, Hip Hip Replacement! HA! I love it. How's your Mom doing?

If bats ate wasps I could be persuaded perhaps to change my thinking. My goodness, they are even worse than usual this year. Been going through the wasp spray like larnyx spray at a singers convention.

Better get going. I try and get them in the cool of the morning when they are layed back. When it gets hot they are a lot more active and aggresive, the rotten buggers.


August 01, 2012 - Msg 89596: Happy August 1, 2012 porch, I can't believe that another month has flown by already.

weather is not too bad on my end of the porch this morning. we had some bad storms yesterday evening though.

things are okay in Northeast TN for now. I am getting back in the swing of things from vacation. seems like it doesn't take long to get back to business as usual.

well, lets have a little breakfast: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, toast from the oven, jelly, apple butter. sweet rolls. coffee, tea and juice to drink.

Prayers for SPOT and Sherry and all my porch friends.

Have a Mayberry Day!

Big Maude

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89597: Good morning and thanks for all the birthday wishes. I did not have the birthday I had planned, but it was better really. My idea of the perfect birthday was to take it easy, spend some "me time" alone, etc. What I had underestimated was how many people would be a part of the day for me. After I left the porch yesterday morning, got me another cup of coffee and was about to settle in for some peace and quiet because the kids were still asleep, the phone rang and a good friend needed a ride home after putting her car in the shop. That didn't take long it was great to see her...had a few laughs, as usual. By the time I got home, the kids were up and a couple of friends had dropped in to wish my a happy birthday and there on the counter with a birthday card, was a big black balloon tied to a Sonic Route 44 unsweet tea with lemon and extra ice (my favorite). After a short visit, they were on their way to the church thrift shop where they and Sean volunteer. By then it was nearly noon so I grabbed a sandwich and went to check my emails...as I was sitting there, I heard Bruce come in early from work. He had brought flowers and said, "Happy Birthday! I came home early so I could take you for a drive in the country", so I took Erin to her cousin's house and we went for a drive. Well, not what I had planned but turned out to be very enjoyable..we found a county road between here and Goliad that was beautiful and had such a nice drive through the country. I told him after that I just wanted to go home and have a quiet evening with my family and that I was going to send him out for take-out (remember the plan, for the love of Mike?). Well, the kids talked me into going out to a local buffet/homestyle restaurant and I caved. Some of our friends happened to be there and we joined up tables and ate together. Then I got a call from Zach (my deceased friend's son who is going to Baylor in a couple of weeks). He wanted to come and see me because he was going to be working every evening between now and the day he leaves for Baylor. I couldn't say no and I did want to see him before he left, so he and Ali came over at around 9 last night and there I sat watching the Olympics (which I don't care about, especially), surrounded by kids and I was so blessed. Things don't always go as planned but I was so blessed with being able to share my birthday with the people I love so much. One of these days I am going to look back at these days and they will be "the good ol' days" when my nest was full and overflowing with love. God has been very good to me. So far 50 is just fine. :)

Hazel, you are hilarious. I am going to use that hip replacement thing on a friend of mine who has a birthday today.

Better git...left some chores undone yesterday that need to be done today.


August 01, 2012 - Msg 89598: Boo...That's what is suppose to happen whe ya turn the BIG 50! You get spoiled on that day cuz ya only turn 50 once, the rest are just numbers after that!...G-F...

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89599: Good morning, porch! Boo, isn't it remarkable, the way God always seems to know what we need the most, even when it's not what we think we want? It sounds to me like He sent you some people and some events that were precisely what you needed, and would have missed if they hadn't come. I especially like the drive in the countryside with Bruce. Dale and I used to cherish those times when we could get away, just the two of us, and go for a long drive somewhere. He always seemed to know just the right little obscure road to follow, and we saw some wonderful things. We had some of our very best heart-to-heart talks on those drives, too. I miss them, and of course, I miss him. The thought of seeing him again some day keeps me going.

Eloise and I are going to try to wedge ourselves into a Chick-fil-A this afternoon. We thought we'd go around 1:30 or 2, as it will surely be jammed at noon.

Asa, I'm sorry you have to battle those wasps. You should get combat pay for that. Did I give you the name of that spray I bought a while back, and did you find some of it? I declare, that stuff is amazing. I mean, they don't even fly when that spray hits them. They drop on the spot, and they don't move. Amazing stuff. I try to "live and let live" around here, and that extends to wasps, up to a point. They have a place in the scheme of things, and serve a purpose, but when their agenda crosses mine, guess who is going to win? After all, I make the payments on this place, not them. There's a nest in a shrub, in an out of the way place, and I leave it alone. However, when they built a nest in a corner of my front porch, they were history. No one goes near that particular shrub, but the front porch? I think not.

My persistent little hummingbird is at the feeder again - he's there nearly all day, every day. This morning, another one came in, and he tolerated him briefly, then ran him off. Boy, hummingbirds are selfish!

Well, guess I'd better go feed my little friend. We slept late this morning, so it's more like lunch for her. As for me, I'm just going to wait for my chicken sandwich later on. Maybe I'll drink a glass of buttermilk - love the stuff. Got to have something to keep the old blood sugar level. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89600: Asa, I think Mr. Mc>BEEMy guys keep a good supply of liquid death in their trucks too, the fall seems to be the worst time for us here in Ohio for Hornets.Buzz..G-F

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89601: Was suppose to be >McBEE
August 01, 2012 - Msg 89602: What? Censors McBeevee????

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89603: Let's try this again, Asa I bet Mr. McBEEvee uses one of extra 12 hands to hold a can of wasp spray too, since he works up in the trees. maybe he could smoke them out with the smoke that comes out of his ears!...Buzz Buzz.....G-F...

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89604: you are so right, Ro. One thing i didn't share is that I came very close to telling Zach that I was just too tired for anymore company, but let me tell you how his visit with me went. I know Zach was feeling a little insecure about moving so far from home in 2 weeks, and he was missing his mother (its been almost 5 years since her passing) and for Zach, I am the next best thing to mom. I swear that grown boy was practically sitting in my lap as we watched the Olympics. He started off sitting in the floor and leaning against one of my legs, then he was up on the on the arm of my chair almost in my lap. He was trying to be a grown man but the little boy in him was missing his mom and needed a "mom" to be with. I am so thankful I realized that he needed me and that I didn't give him an excuse. He didn't overstay his welcome. When it was getting late, he took his little sister and went home. I hope I was a comfort for him for a little while. You see, Jesus and I had a short conversation early yesterday and while I was wanting to be selfish, I realized that the way to really have a blessed day was to also be a blessing to others. He worked things out just right.

Now, have to go take mom-in-law to get her glasses from the eye doctor..


August 01, 2012 - Msg 89605: Big Maude, do you live in the Johnson City area of TN? I grew up in Hawkins County and try to get back every year to visit family, usually in October to see the the beautiful mountains. Is your apple butter home made?

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89606: Oops forgot to sign my name.....it's Frankie

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89607: RIP actor RG Armstrong and TV director Russ Mayberry.

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89608: Boo, MIL getting glasses?? Sounds like a great opportunity to get her a Rx for some "Rose colored" ones! haha Then she would be a happy happy camper? Just trying to help your inlaw situation. Or just ask Floyd he's a Barber.

TOM, As far as the Indians, 6 1/2 games out they are getting spanked regularly (some things never change) Right? They got a spanking from John Masters KC team last night...G-F....

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89609: Hi All.
A little tonight but it nice for now.
G-F Cleveland will never have a wining team
not like in thelate 90 where the Indians just about may it all the way but lost it and the Brown in the 80 play good kep you at the end of your sat at time.


August 01, 2012 - Msg 89610: Well, we didn't make it to Chick-fil-A today. Eloise and Jerry drove through the area on their way home from somewhere about 11 a.m., and they said the traffic was backed up for a block, trying to turn into the drive-thru line, the parking lot was full and the lots for all the surrounding businesses were full, and people were lined up outside the building, waiting to get inside. I figured they wouldn't miss my purchase today, but I will get by there tomorrow. I'm glad they had such a great turnout.

Boo, I'm so glad you were there for Zach. Just because a boy becomes a young man doesn't mean he doesn't still need some mothering. I remember when I was the nurse at church camp one summer, and a big old almost-17 year old boy, over six feet and about 200 pounds, knocked on my door one night about 10:30. He said he had a bad stomach ache. I gave him some Mylanta and sent him back to bed. He was back in about a half hour, still hurting. More Mylanta, back to bed. The third time he came, he was fighting tears. I knew there was more to it, so I asked him what he thought would help. Through choked-back sobs, he said, "Well, if I could just call my mom and tell her good night, I think I'd feel better." Of course! I had the key to the office where the only phone was (no cell phones in those days), so I let him call his mother, who happened to be a friend of mine. After a brief conversation, he emerged all smiles, and off he went to bed, a happy camper, as the saying goes. Sweetest thing I ever saw. Men are really just little boys at heart, and that's why we love them.

Well, guess I'll go watch Perry Mason. I love that show. Raymond Burr reminds me of my Dale, so much. His calm, in-control demeanor, his gentleness, and most of all, his eyes. He had those beautiful eyes, so much like Dale's. Oh my goodness, how I miss those eyes!

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89611: I wish I could take credit for the "Hip Hip Replacement" thing, but truth is, I saw it on a Hallmark card years ago when I was picking out a card for my husband, and I've taken it as my own motto. That's probably a violation of a code or something... like maybe a 907. No, wait, that's the one for dipping a hat in a horse trough.
I love your description of your day, Boo, especially the part about when you and Zach were watching TV. (sniff)
Ro, I know what you mean about the live and let live thing outdoors. About how it just goes, to a certain point. Take mice, for instance. I mean, really TAKE 'em. I hate mice. Ugh. But anyway, if I see one scurry around outside, I really don't do anything about it. And this summer, I have had more than one, I think there's a couple of mice families living in my backyard. So, I just ignore them, even though they freak me out (did I say I hate mice?).
But my policy in the house is somewhat different. If there's a mouse in the house, that's it. I make hubby get out the traps and get the little pests. I will not tolerate a mouse in the house. Outdoors is one thing, but afterall, I did not invite them in, so, sorry guys, but "SNAP", off with your heads.

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89612:
Howdy porch family.....Spent today with my wife and daughter shopping.

I just read that Chick-fil-A broke all kinds of sells records today and I am so glad for them!

Think I'll get ready to hit the sack....You all have a great night.
Love and prayers

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89613:
good day today with dad. Hope it gets more consistant, but will take anything at this point.
I love all the chit-chat lately, and what a great BD for boo. Hope you didnt get any canning jars tho. (:
Tom, want the D-Backs? They're yours! ha
Did we scare off SalGal? Hope not.
Woohoo for the ladies gymnastics, and I mean what great gals they are!
Prayers for all.

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89614:
good day today with dad. Hope it gets more consistant, but will take anything at this point.
I love all the chit-chat lately, and what a great BD for boo. Hope you didnt get any canning jars tho. (:
Tom, want the D-Backs? They're yours! ha
Did we scare off SalGal? Hope not.
Woohoo for the ladies gymnastics, and I mean what great gals they are!
Prayers for all.

August 01, 2012 - Msg 89615: pow, pow, pow

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89616: President Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to use a phone. His number was simply 1.

Had to go out today shopping for school clothes for my 2 grandchildren. This summer has really gone by quick. Oh well...Goodnight to all. Please pray for my 14 year old and his mom.My dear daughter.(Liz)

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89617: Prayers for all. SalGal

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89618: I'm sorry but I just got a message telling me to go back and edit my message because it might offend someone.I don't know how to edit or why I need to so if I offended anyone saying prayers to all I can hardly believe I did. SalGal

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89619: Maybe it was the shortened name of my daughter..Elizabeth? SalGal

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89620: MDC, I'd rather have canning jars than a bed jacket. Who needs a half-a-robe? ;)

Hazel, tell us how you REALLY feel about mice, dear. :)

Prayers for your 14 yr old and your daughter, SalGal. By the way, the censor sometimes stops you for strange things...like the word "insu@nce"...there is a reason but now that I'm 50 I can't remember what it is...

Gotta hit the sack.


August 02, 2012 - Msg 89621: Boo, I think Floyd said that words like "insur@nce" were censored to prevent spam-bots from invading the porch. Gee, sounds like a sci-fi movie, doesn't it? :)
SalGal, don't you hate when you have a big posting and it says you need to go back and edit it? That has happened to me a few times. It should show the offending word(s) in red, and then you hit your "back" button to go back and remove or change the word(s). Although, sometimes it doesn't show them in red, and you have to figure out what word(s) is the offending one. And then sometimes it is not a word at all, but punctuation. I think I had one where I had too many "!"'s(that's exclamation points) in my post. I tell you, I had to chop up my post pretty good before I was done with it and it finally posted. More than likely though, it is a word(s) that could be associated with spammers(and not the lunchmeat kind), like "insur@nce".

Romeena, I wish we had a Chick-Fil-A around here. I would love to go to one. We had them when I lived in Indiana and the chicken nuggets were pretty good. The only one we have here in WI is 4 1/2 hours away so that doesn't help me.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89622: Hazel, Mouse problems?? Get a Hawk.....Problem solved the natural way...Nature's food chain. Then ya don't have to feel bad getting rid if them..Just trying to help!...G-F....

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89623:
Morning porch family.....really nice day today on this end of the porch.

Yep SalGal...that ole censor has got us all from time to time:)

You all have a Jesus filled day.....and remember HE loves you!
Love and prayers

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89624: Morning porch, Happy Thursday!

Hey Frankie, I actually live in Mt. Carmel and grew up in Hawkins County as well. what a small world it is. wouldn't that be something if we knew each other or even some of the same folks!

our Chick-Fli-A resturants were bursting at the seams all day yesterday. I didn't make it though. too much other stuff going on.

ok here is the breakfast menu for today: french toast, bacon, eggs, fresh fruit. maple syrup. coffee, tea, juice to drink.

Prayers and blessings for everyone. Prayers for SPOT and Miss Sherry.

Big Maude

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89625: I know who needs half a robe!...half a boy...Poor Horatio!


August 02, 2012 - Msg 89626: Good morning, porch! Sal-Gal, don't feel stepped on when the censor gets you. It has happened to all of us. The explanations the others have given are spot on, except that in my browser, the questionable entry is shown in green. I guess different browsers do different things. Anyway, it's all done for our protection. A few years ago, we had an epidemic of spammers, mostly from insur@nce brokers, where their ad would appear, and then be repeated about a hundred times. That burns up space, and costs Floyd money. Annoying to us, too. We also were invaded by some filthy-minded individuals who posted some unbelievably awful things, apparently thinking they were funny. Floyd deleted them promptly, and blocked their ISP so they couldn't post again, at least not from that particular computer. It hasn't happened in quite a while now, thanks to Floyd's diligence.

Well, gotta run. Have to take my cameras in for repair, pick up Eloise and go get a chicken sandwich, and then be at rehab for physical therapy at 3. Blessings, all! --Romeena

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89627: Hi All.

Nice day wram good day for a blackberry afair for threedays.


August 02, 2012 - Msg 89628:
Hazel, I don't mean to scare you, but there is a mouse in your house. It is attached to your computer. LOL

SalGal, whenever you encounter the Front Porch censor, just look for a word or words that are different in color than the majority of words. That will be the offender. Sometimes trying to figure out why a word is offensive can be difficult. I once could not figure out why the censor prevented me from using "specialist" in my posting. I had to email the site's owner Floyd, and he said there was an embedded word (letters 4 through 9) that is the name of a drug that treats an adult problem. Up until this point, I had never heard of that drug.
Also, as you requested, I will add your 14 year old and daughter to my prayer list.
Finally, did you see my questions to you in Msg 89557 above?

from Poor Horatio

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89629: Hey Big Maude, I know Mt. Carmel well, I grew up in Rogersville well actually about ten out in the country. It is a small world!!

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89630: Forgot my name again to to post above.........Frankie.

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89631: Hey Romeena Just a FYI I used the Kentucky Kernel seasoned flour for my fried green matters
they turned out gooood! I rarely fry but once in awhile ya gotta spoil yourself right? (just a fyi Colonel is spelled Kernel on the box)..G-F...

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89632: Hey, porch. Back from errands, and my first physical therapy session. Didn't do much there today, just some electro-stim to increase circulation in the surgical areas. Not bad.

Yeah, that old censor is annoying at times, but trust me, it's nowhere near as annoying as some of the attacks we weathered before Floyd put those filters in place.

I had a few minutes before my PT appointment, so stoped in the Home Goods store (part of TJMaxx), to look for rugs for the bedroom. Didn't find anything, but I did find the most adorable little puppy bed. It's a little wicker, oval shaped bedframe, on legs yet, with a velvet cuddle bed nestled in it. Cutest thing ever, and just Toye Starr's size. Very tiny. She's going to love it, and it was cheap! I'll put it in the sunroom, where I have mostly wicker furniture anyway. Couldn't resist it.

As for my cameras, the man was able to sand off the corrosion where the battery had leaked in the big camera, and apparently all the little camera needed was a working battery. The two I had evidently just weren't accepting a charge anymore. He put a fresh battery in, and it worked fine. So I had to buy a new battery - $50!! I could have almost bought a camera for that. Oh well, nothing lasts forever.

Back to PT in the morning. I think I could get tired of this. It's going to be pretty often.

Blessings! --Romeena

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89633: Er, that's "stopped", not "stoped". --Romeena

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89634: Glad things are progressing so well with your back Romeena. Stay with the PT even if it's hurts. A co-worker had back surgery last year and after a few sessions of PT decided it hurt too much and stopped, she walks bent over, can't straighten up. It's sad she is in her mid forties.

August 02, 2012 - Msg 89635: Toye Starr's bed sounds really cute, Ro..hope she likes it.

I wanted to check in before bed because i am driving to San Antonio early tomorrow and might not be on again until day after tomorrow. Hope you all have a blessed day.


August 02, 2012 - Msg 89636:
Maybe we should call Floyd's censor a "troublechecker!" ha

August 03, 2012 - Msg 89637: Poor Horatio I guess that question will be Sheriff Taylor. I thought he was a great actor and I still believe the way his character was ,was the way he was in real life. I love a gentleman. Seems there aren't many around anymore. One thing I can honostly say is ...A Marine is always a gent.Such a great show. My dad was a barber for years as well as a coal miner and he looked like Floyd.If I could post a photo I would. I'm sure you would agree.
My dad worked 5 day weeks and cut hair on Saturdays all day long.He had a long bench in the shop and everyone seemed to come at the same time.talk,laughter,and compassion for others was a way of life. I miss those saturdays.I miss my dad too. He called me Girl-Baby. I was the youngest of 8. Sorry I got a little windy.Ha


August 03, 2012 - Msg 89638: Hi, porch! Sal-Gal, what a lovely memory you have of your dad. I know what you mean about loving a gentleman. My dad was always so, to the point of being a bit quaint in these days, but the ladies all loved him. He adored my mother, was utterly faithful, but still treated other women with old-fashioned good manners. Naturally, like many women with good dads, when it came to choosing my own husband, my dad's model was in my mind, and I chose well.

Thanks, Frankie, that's good advice. I know well the importance of good physical therapy, and I won't give up. I expect to come out of this whole business a lot better off than I was. When I was rehabbing my knee after surgery a few years ago, a woman from my SS class was in rehab at the same time, for knee surgery. Our sessions often coincided, and I never heard such moaning and carrying on. Yes, it hurts. So did the knee before surgery. I finished mine, she didn't, and now she walks with a cane and is in obvious pain, with a knee that won't fully straighten. I could hear her telling the therapist "but it hurts!" and I wanted to ask her what she expected after surgery, but I didn't. Once she asked me how I could do the exercises, as much as it hurt, and I said I just did it because it had to be done. Her response was that hers must hurt more than mine. I'll admit, I do have a very high pain tolerance (have to, I can't take pain pills) but believe me, my knee hurt too!

I'm coming up empty on finding rugs for the new bedroom floor. I want fluffy, pretty area rugs, in nice earth-tone colors, and they MUST be washable. No luck, so far, and I've been online for hours.

You know that $50 battery I bought from the camera shop? Found the same battery on Amazon for 14.99. Grrr! Still, the guy fixed my big camera and didn't charge me, so I guess I won't complain, but I won't buy another battery there, either. I ordered one from Amazon though, for a backup.

Well, it's late, I'm beyond tired, and Toye Starr has flopped on the floor, so guess we'd better go to bed. I have another PT session in the morning, so should get some rest. Blessings, all, and Boo, you be careful driving to SA in the morning. --Romeena

August 03, 2012 - Msg 89639: Good Friday morning all.

SalGal, don't apologize for such a nice post. That's how we get to know you. And we all appreciate and enjoy posts such as that. I don't mean to sound like a spokesperson for the porch, but I feel confident in making that statement. And prayers for your daughter Liz, and her son.

Boo, How you aim to drive? Drive safe and don't speed. :)

Prayers for your PT to go well Ro. I know it can be boring and torture, but as you said, it's gotta be done.

Well best get. Lots to do today.

Prayers for all.


August 03, 2012 - Msg 89640: Had a minute to check in before leaving...I will be safe and I will keep the speed down, certainly (I'm no Gilley Walker!). ;) I'm one of those who go below the speed limit, drive in the right lane and just let those speeders just pass on by.

Nice story about your dad, SG (SalGal). My grandfather was a coal miner in West Virginia and as I have shared with these folks before, my grandma's daddy was killed in a cave-in when he was still a young man.

Better git movin'. Ya'll have a great day!