August 08, 2012 - Msg 89717: Hey gang...thanks to possum for keeping you informed...Sherry is pretty much bed ridden...we have porta potty by bed....she is fighting hard but Im afraid it just not enough...well we will try to get to chemo in the morning...and its work for me thu and fri...we have sitters coming to help...her daughter will be up from south ga Sun for a week...prayers to all and thanks porch...yall eat good now ya here...and act like sombody!...SPOT

August 08, 2012 - Msg 89718: Thank you for the update, SPOT. You hang in there, buddy.


August 08, 2012 - Msg 89719: We are all praying for you two Spot. I'm glad your spirits seem to be up buddy.


August 08, 2012 - Msg 89720: I just found out from the children of my deceased friend Karen, that their Dad's melenoma has spread and things don't look good. I don't have all the details yet but I am very concerned. Zach is about to leave for Baylor in a week and his dad is paying his tuition. I don't know if Zach will have to postpone or what will happen. Right now it is hard to bear the thought of seeing these great kids lose another parent so early in life. It is bringing back very painful feelings from what we went through with Karen's passing. Please remember Zach (18)and Allison (12) and their dad. They have a stepmom that Allison is close to but Zach isn't. He will turn to me for support like last time. Thank you for your prayers.


August 08, 2012 - Msg 89721: Awww Boo, I'm so sorry to read that. Prayers going up for sure. And what a blessing you are there for Zach.


August 08, 2012 - Msg 89722: Prayers for those kids,Boo-especially Zach. God Bless them & their dad.

possum again

August 08, 2012 - Msg 89723: Thanks for those prayers...looks like it's not the return of the cancer, but it is a blood clot on near his heart. They are probably going to take him in for surgery soon.


August 08, 2012 - Msg 89724: Think I'll call it a night...tomorrow is a big day. Erin is having her birthday party and I will have about 7 giggling girls here all evening and some all night. Help me Rhonda.


August 09, 2012 - Msg 89725: I think we should ask Floyd to change the name of this site to the "Taylors Front Porch Prayer Warriors"...ALOT of prayers have been lifted up lately. That is why I love this site, you All are GREAT!!

Good Luck Boo on your party....Game ideas: Pin the tail on the Donkey? Red rover let Bernie come over? Elvis could sing: Baaaa-d to the Bone & Baaaa-ck in the saddle again..Just a thought!

Romeena, last night I was sitting out on my front porch and guess what? I got bite by a mosquito! Guess my bats were full last night, I guess I will have to order more from Asa?..G-F..

August 09, 2012 - Msg 89726: G-F...we are not pinning a tail on Thelma Lou! She would be a very grumpy donkey if we did. :) We no longer have Elvis. He is living on a goat farm in San Antonio now and has a full-time job as a stud. I'm certain he is very happy in his new job and as impressive looking as he was, I am sure he will help produce some very cute kids. :)

Wonder how Ro did with her procedure yesterday?...hope she checks in soon.


August 09, 2012 - Msg 89727: Good morning, porch! Boo, you're so sweet to be concerned about that little old thing yesterday. With all the real trouble here on the porch, I feel a little silly even mentioning it. Anyway, to answer your question, turns out it's not a lipoma, it's an epidermal inclusion cyst, usually not a problem, unless they get inflamed. Apparently this one has, probably from me lying around so much, putting pressure on it. The doc wouldn't remove it, as he said it's very deep and a lot larger than it appears on the surface. He said removal would mean about a three-inch incision, under light anesthesia and he won't do it in the office. So he started me on antibiotics, and said most of the time that solves it. The thing cools down, subsides and basically goes dormant again. Suits me. I've had about all the anesthesia I want for now. So I'm taking Amoxil and hoping the thing quiets down. Sure is sore, though.

G-F, you are a caution. What did we do before you came to the porch? You make us laugh! Well, since Boo won't let us pin a tail on Thelma Lou, I wonder if she would mind if we tied one on her? I've heard of someone being as proud as a peac@ck with two tails, I wonder how a donkey would feel about it? She sure could give flies a fit, I'll bet.

Well, my helper will be here soon to help me get this house somewhere near clean. It pains me to have to pay someone to do what I should be doing myself, but right now, I just can't. Also, Eddie will be here to mow, and I'm sitting here in front of my big old window, in a ratty old gown, with my hair sticking up everywhere and no makeup on. If he or his helper walk into the back yard, I'll scare them to death! Guess I'd better go get dressed.

Thinking of Spot and Miss Sherry this morning, prayers as always. God bless them! --Romeena

August 09, 2012 - Msg 89728: That sounds like the right plan, Ro (concerning the cyst). I have a few of those, myself and they never seem to bother me. I still have that silly wrist cyst but it stays small and rarely gets inflamed.

When will you be headed to south texas?


August 09, 2012 - Msg 89729: Our flight out is at 8:50 in the morning. Will be in Corpus before noon, and Amanda will pick us up. Not sure where we go from there - something about the ferry and all. I've never been there, so have no frame of reference as far as location and such. I'm just trusting Amanda. --Romeena

August 09, 2012 - Msg 89730: I thought that about Elvis...He's a real stud-muffin..You have been a good step-mom to him and now he livin the "Good Life"...Life is Good!!.G-F

August 09, 2012 - Msg 89731: Good afternoon porch, hope everyone is having a good day.

Prayers for Romeeena in her travels, for Miss Sherry and SPOT, BOO, ASA, G-F,Zach and family, and everyone else in need ( and that means all of us)

We took Beth (my now 18 year old daughter) to have her wisdom teeth extracted. They removed all 4 in about 45 minutes and then we spent about 1 1/2 hours in recovery room and now we are home. She seems to be doing pretty well for now. Hopefully she will heal without complications

Supper menu will be: Grilled chicken, macaroni and cheese (for Beth), rice, green beans, apple sauce, SLAW, rolls and banana pudding for dessert.

ya'll have a good afternoon and see ya at supper.

Big Maude

August 09, 2012 - Msg 89732:
Howdy porch family.....been busy here on the road. Had a great concert last night in Monroe,LA. Heading to Shreveport,LA today for concerts. heart and prayers continue for you and Miss Sherry my brother!

Maude....wisdom teeth....oh my....that can be a painful recovery.....prayers for Beth!

Ro....have a safe trip.

Well gang I better be getting ready to head back out. Won't be back on the porch till Monday so you all behave:)
Love and prayers for all my porch family

August 09, 2012 - Msg 89733: When is the wedding actually going to take place, Ro? On Friday evening or on Saturday?


August 09, 2012 - Msg 89734: On Saturday evening. We have a barbecue on Friday evening. I'm thinking that Friday, early afternoon, may be what works out for us, if it works for y9u. Not being familiar with the "lay of the land" around there, and hearing something about a two-hour wait for a ferry to get to Port A, or an hour's drive around Corpus, I'm thinking that Amanda may want to take us to her house after she picks us up at the airport, and we'll come visit you at the same time, and then go on to the island. Will that work for you? Again I stress - this is my thinking, and I haven't run it by Amanda yet. She's at work, but I should be able to talk with her soon. I'll be in touch. --Romeena

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89735: Anything is fine with me, Ro. I'm not sure about the ferry. I know if you fly into Corpus and come here you don't take a ferry. It is a fairly quick trip to Aransas Pass...probably about 30 minutes. Now from here to Port Aransas, cross the ferry, so if the barbecue is in Port A, then you might have a long wait crossing the ferry to get there, or as you mentioned you may have to drive back into Corpus and then through padre island to get to Port A. That would take about an hour, I estimate...maybe a little longer. This time of year the ferry lines can get very long and many people choose the route through Corpus. Anyway, Godspeed! Hope to see you.


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89736: Long night. We had Erin's birthday party last evening and had an outdoor movie (Mr. Popper's Penguines). Then some of her friends slept over and I didn't get to bed until 1am. I woke up at 6:30 and went to check on the girls and they were all STILL awake! They were up the entire night. Erin's room looks like a war zone but the rest of the house is still standing. I assume they will eventually pass out and sleep for awhile. Maybe I can squeeze in a nap this morning.

Better finish the coffee and straighten up.


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89737: Int. fact for today: The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was 1.3 million.
Hope everybody has a blessed day. I have much to do today and it's raining cats and dogs!

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89738: ^This was from SG^

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89739: Hi All.
S G yor cat & dogs have run all the way here in W V please keep him there.
Stepdad hads his bad days&good days
It make for a crazy days for me at all time!
Asa spray at night in all are sleeping.
G F Cleveland .


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89740: What on earth would make a cow worth 1.3 million dollars?!!


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89741: 1.3 Million?....It must give Golden Milk?? Just don't go making a big moulage about it!

TOM..Cleveland Indians on a BIG 2 game winning streak..Just after a 11 game losing streak..haha

Boo, Sounds like ya survived the 7 giggling girls, you're a real trooper did ya take them on a nature hike too? Cause ya know hot dogs & smores taste a whole lot better over a fire started the old fasion way....G-F.....

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89742: I didn't take them on a nature hike, G-F...and no fire. It was too darned hot to even think about it. They had a good time apart from the ants that came out when some of them dropped some popcorn on the ground.


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89743: Must be one of them sacred cows in India or something, you reckon? Either that or Newton Monroe has really stepped up his game.

I try to hit those wasps early in the morning Tom. They must be welfare wasps cause they don't get up till later in the day. :)

G-F, You watch any of the games last night? I kinda wanted to see how Manning was gonna do. Hate the Bronco's but I like Manning. I'm a very conflicted guy now.


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89744: Good Friday porch. Taking the day off today to take care of Beth. Her faceis pretty swollen and she is having some pain but seems to be controlled with OTC pain meds for now.
Hopefully she will be back to her normal by Monday. I didn't
feel good about leaving her home alone today.

Glad you survived the sleep over BOO. I kinda miss those days when my kids had all their friends over for parties and sleepovers . They have outgrown those kinda things. I even miss back to school shopping for some crazy reason. Makes me feel old.

Hope you too FUN GIRLS have fun visiting. ( BOO and Romeena)

Supper menu will be : open faced roast been Sandwhiches , gravy mashed potatoes, SLAW, green beans, corn.
Tea, lemonade. Chocolate pie for dessert.

Prayers for Miss Sherry and Spot and everyone around the porch.

Big Maude

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89745: Big Maude, sure hope Beth is feeling better today. I remember when I had mine removed by an oral surgeon, and I was amazed how fast I recovered. I hope she does also.


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89746: big maude i like the menue. i might want seconds. as mayor i declare today miss sherry day. prayers for all in need. hi to everyone. catch you later. pappa bear

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89747: Well Asa, when your granddaughters are old enough for sleepovers, I am sure your daughter will be happy to bring them to your house. teehee

Turns out Ro and I won't be visiting today after all. She wasn't familiar with the geography here and didn't realize the travel time involved. She felt just terrible about it but I didn't want her to feel bad. She just didn't know. She promised me that she would be coming back to visit her granddaughter here soon and we would have time to spend together. She told me to give the kids a hug and give a sugar lump to Thelma Lou for her, so I will do that. :) I did really want to see her but certainly understand why it wasn't possible for her on this trip. It sounds like she is going to have a very full schedule.

Love you, Ro...don't feel bad about it.


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89748: I wonder why they are called wisdom teeth....are we suppose to gain wisdom after they come in. My daughter had to have hers taken out and she breezed thru it. She was upset more about having them taken out during spring break from college. I pulled a muscle in my back this morning, I bent down and opened the bottom dresser drawer and felt it right away. I went to work anyway but came home early. Big Maude, have you ever been to Heritage Days in Rogersville?

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89749: Yes, Frankie I have been to heritage days numerous times.
It is fun but very crowded. I tend to get a bit overwhelmed with all the people. Not much room to walk or even move on main street. Hopefully I will go this year.
Big Maude

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89750: I'm thinking about coming to Rogersville for Heritage Days and visit family this year, it's been three years since I've been there. Crowds don't bother me at all. I was in NewYork a few months ago for the first time and the sidewalks were filled with people, I loved it! I even rode in a NYC that was an adventure.

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89751: "Hey" Frankie. Sorry about your back...I know how that can be. Hope you don't walk crooked. ;)

Boy it's hot here today! I have been mostly hibernating inside but had to go out for a bit and almost melted. Hope the rest of you are staying cool.

Well, Sean started a new job today at a local seafood restaurant. He is starting as a part-time dishwasher. Its a family-owned place that has been in business for many years and is popular, especially in the summer months. It should be pretty low-stress compared to the last job at a fast food place.

Think I will try to get a cat nap...finally...


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89752: Can you believe it is almost 8pm and there are still some little girls here? At least one is staying another night. Erin has been having the time of her life. For those of you on facebook, I posted a couple of pics for you of Erin on her birthday and of our drive-in movie.


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89753: Miss Sherry has beat cancer...she went to heaven at 6.22 pm this day....I love you Sherry....Spot

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89754: H

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89755: HI
Sorry to heard that
My prayer for you and her family.


August 10, 2012 - Msg 89756: Oh, Spotty, my heart hurts for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. I'm here for you,friend.
Rest in peace, Sherry.
possum under a rock

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89757:
Spot.....God bless you my brother. My heart and prayers are with you and all the family. Yes you are so right....Miss Sherry has BEAT cancer! Heaven is rejoicing over her Homecoming.
Your porch family loves you man!

August 10, 2012 - Msg 89758: Yes, we all love you,Spot.

possum again

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89759: My heart is relieved that Sherry is no longer suffering, but my heart is heavy for SPOT and all of Sherry's loved ones. Lord comfort those who love her and give them an assurance in their hearts that she is at home in heaven and waiting for them. "If anyone believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."~Jesus Christ, who holds the keys of death and has made open the way to life. Amen.


August 11, 2012 - Msg 89760:
SPOT, I offer you my condolences on the passing of your beloved Sherry. Although she was stricken with a horrible and lingering illness, be thankful that you were able to provide her with shopping trips, camping trips, family visits, among other things, during her battle. She was a very lucky person to have you in her life. May she rest in peace, and may you find comfort during this time of mourning, Amen.
And remember this ... as each day passes, that will be one less day before you two will be reunited in heaven.

from Poor Horatio

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89761: Prayers for you and your family, Spot.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89762: You're in my prayers Spot, take care.

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89763: I'm so sorry for your loss Spot. But I love your comment tha "Sherry has beat breast cancer". She has indeed, and is no longer in pain and misery. My prayers for you as you mourn your loss. Bless you my friend.


August 11, 2012 - Msg 89764: SPOT... my prayers are with you and Sherrys family ...but take comfort in knowing she is now pain free and in a wonderful place and you have the great memories of her

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89765: So sorry to learn of Sherry's passing, SPOT. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that we all love you and are here for you.

Big Maude

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89766: Oh, Spotty! I am so sorry! Somehow I knew I should check, so borrowed Eloise's iPad. My heart is breaking for you right now, but the others are so right. Miss Sherry is in a wonderful place now, is pain free and happy beyond anything we can imagine. We should rejoice for her, but that's so hard to do when your heart hurts so much. I will be praying for you, my friend. Please let us know when any arrangements have been made. Love in Christ! --Romeena

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89767: Spot, So sorry for your loss. Miss Sherry fought a long hard battle. You can take peace in all the things that you did for her during this, as PH also has said. But we will ALL keep you in our prayers. I went to a Rhonda Vincent concert last night, she does a song called "Homecoming" which will bless you during these times.
Peace my Brother.....G-F

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89768:
HI , first of all, spot, I too offer my most sincere condolences,
may Sherry rest in the peace of Jesus.
And actually I have been AFK the last few days as my dad's homecoming may also be near now.
Have spent most of the last few days with him.
All prayers appreciated.
God bless,

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89769: Oh MDC, bless your heart. I will be praying for you and your Dad. May the Lord's will be done.


August 11, 2012 - Msg 89770: MDC...Prayers for you too, this is a difficult time, seems our parents generation were cast from a different mold they were a tough bunch! It is really hard to see them go downhill, after the years of being so strong..As with my Mother it came time where she was just tired, and she said: I'm the Captain of my ship and I still make the calls here and this is how it's going to be! One tough lady!...It comes the time when WE are like giraffes and get selfish and try to hold on when THEY are ready..I know it's little comfort but I believe it to be true..IMHO...
Peace to you too my Brother....G-F....

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89771: One more thing...Our Parents generation has come to be known as "The Greatest Generation" where we have become a generation of "Orphans". But the best way to HONOR them is to BE their Legacy.
I'ts just my opinion, but I just happen to think i'm right!.....G-F..

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89772:
Spot... buddy, my heart is so heavy right now. I've been thinking of you and Miss Sherry so much lately. Spot you've shown so much strength & love, your example has helped me here with our situation. I'm still praying for ya friend.

Romeena's words " Miss Sherry is in a wonderful place now, is pain free and happy beyond anything we can imagine." Spot that is awesome! Read that description from time-to-time.

Peace brother!

August 11, 2012 - Msg 89773:
MDC- Peace & Prayers to you also.


August 12, 2012 - Msg 89774:
TO Dearest Spot, our wonderful talking dog,I also add my "AMEN" to Ro said. May my dad soon eaperience the same joy!
GF- you are also so 'right on.' These men (and women) did a job that had to be done. I think of that so much lately, especially since our PBS station recently re-broadcast Ken Burns' "The War." Completely unbelieveable what these everyday joes did to save the world from evil domination! I thank God everyday!
Pease my friends. Will keep u updated.

August 12, 2012 - Msg 89775:
Oops, well, should be MDC (:

August 12, 2012 - Msg 89776: Very true, Steve. Unimaginable what they went through to save the world, too. I can definitely see God at work giving them the strength and knowledge to do what they did.

Well, it's Sunday morning and it's a good day to give thanks for all our blessings.


August 12, 2012 - Msg 89777:
MDC- You & GF have got it right. After reading your post about your Dad I wanted to watch "Saving Private Ryan" last night. I know it's just a movie, but my goodness. There's a quote at the end of the movie that made me think of your father and his Generation. It was given by the, much older, present day Private Ryan visiting a Allied Military Cemetery in France and kneeling at his Sergent's grave. "My family is with me today. They wanted to come with me. To be honest with you, I wasn't sure how I'd feel coming back here. Every day I think about what you said to me that day on the bridge. I tried to live my life the best that I could. I hope that was enough. I hope that, at least in your eyes, I've earned what all of you have done for me." Well, what made me think of your Dad is that here's this guy (Ryan) who served and lived a long and good and productive life. Yet, he wondered if he should have done more. I not sure I made myself clear or if that made any sense at all. Prayers to you also buddy.


August 12, 2012 - Msg 89778: great seeing all of you today. i am sitting in my recliner watching the andy griffith show on tvland. hi auho2 ro. rev, mdc, boo, romena, asa, steve, tom, and everyone. i hope everyone has a great afternoon. pappa bear

August 12, 2012 - Msg 89779: Really makes you think, Auh2o. Most everyday I think about how I will feel when my time on earth is up. Will I feel like I lived it well. I feel like such a failure sometimes.


August 13, 2012 - Msg 89780: Hey gang! so many friends here and at the house...we are far...will send yall tons of food ok!...we have visitation at 5 tomorrow and funeral at 11 tue....her kids (29 and 26) are doing ok...grandson confused...he is 9...her one brother is as I type driving down from michigan..(he hates to fly)..

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89781: well I must have hit the post button...I was not through!my kids ok...Kelsey my 13 yr old daughter was close (shopping) with her...ok...will keep yall filled in....I could NOT have better friends than you guys and gals....Thanks....Love you all....SPOT

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89782:
Spotty, my thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours all day Monday and Tuesday. May you find peace in her new peace!
Dad had a pretty good day today. He actually ate today, which is good because he was too out of it yesterday to do so. As it was with spot's Sherry, it is one day at a time now. Thanks for the prayers!

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89783: You're welcome MDC. One day at a time, right?

Prayers continue you for you, SPOT, and your family. God be with you this week.


August 13, 2012 - Msg 89784: Morning Porch.

My prayers continue for our Spot, and for MDC and his Dad. And for everyone else for that matter.


August 13, 2012 - Msg 89785: Spot, thank you for taking a moment to touch base with us. Wishing you & Sherry's family strength in the coming days. We're with you in spirit,friend.Your Porch family loves you,Spotty.

Prayers for Daddy MDC,too.

possum under a rock

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89786: Romeena, I just emailed you from my Yahoo account- having some computer issues but wanted to get that info to you ASAP. Just didn't want it to go into your spam folder or anything if you don't recognize the email address.

possum again

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89787: Hi all.

There's a brighter day that's coming
and it's just around the bend,
where our sorrows trials and eartaches,
and all tears come to an end.
tHOUGH iI know it seems unlikely
when we're lost in deep despair.
and we feel our faith is weakening
when no answers come from prater.
Yet, that point are nearly gone,
often is the time God answers-\after darkest night... the dawn!
So hold on a little longer,
trust God's wisdom and His care.
while you may not feel Him working,
God is always, always there!
Yes, a brighter day is coming,
oh my friend, you soon will see
when the clouds their work have finished,
sun will smile on you and me!


August 13, 2012 - Msg 89788: Tom, that's just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it, I think it will help all of us, including Spot. There is a great deal of wisdom, truth and comfort in that poem.

MDC, prayers continue for your dad, and for you as you walk through this valley. It's tough, and sometimes the "woods are dark and deep", but we know that joy comes in the morning.

I'm home now, had a wonderful weekend, got to see many friends and family that I don't get to see very much. Robbi and Richard were married at 8pm, down on the beach, with the breakers rolling in behind them, and the seagulls calling overhead. There were still a few little sandpipers running around, and the whole scene was just so natural and beautiful. No fanfare, nothing fancy, just a group of friends and family gathered on the beach to watch them exchange their vows. They had provided chairs for Richard's mom and sister, and for me and Eloise. Everyone else just stood in the sand, most of us barefoot. They gave Richard's mom and me each a beautiful sculptured metal rose, very unique and so pretty. It was all very simple, very casual, and just beautiful.

Mission accomplished, Possum. I'll be emailing everyone in just a minute. To everyone - if I have your email address, you'll be receiving one from me shortly. If you don't, it's because I don't have your address. If you would like me to have it, you can write me at: my porch name at the abbreviation for Texas dot Roy Rogers initials dot com. There, that should confuse the web-crawlers. Just do what it says and put it all together.

Now I have a suitcase to unpack and a puppy to cuddle. Two puppies, actually. David and Brittney were at the wedding, of course, and they're taking a few days and making a little vacation of it with Landry and Hudson. They're going to stop in San Antonio for a couple of days and do the fun stuff there, won't be home until Thursday night. Poor old Bentley was left at home, with a neighbor coming in to feed him and let him out. I don't know why we didn't think of him coming to stay with Toye Starr and Deanna, but we didn't. Anyway, when we got in last night, Eloise and I drove out there and picked him up, so he's staying with me until his family gets home. To make matters worse for him, a storm had knocked out the power in their area, so the poor thing was stuck in a hot, pitch-black house. He was really glad to see us! He's such a good boy, just no trouble at all to keep. He has much better manners than Toye Starr, at times. He loves her, and is so good to her, and she loves him too. They look like Mutt and Jeff, but they play together very well. He's very careful with her, and though he's literally ten times her size, he never hurts her.

Well, better get moving around here. Got a doctor appointment at 1:45 and it's nearly noon now. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89789:
SPOT, thank you for taking the time to post an update. We all do appreciate it.

MDC, I always have a high regard for anyone who takes care of a parent the way you do. The best part is that you are doing this at a time when they are able to appreciate it. I will remember your father in prayer.

TOM, your posting is just what SPOT, MDC and the rest of us need. Thank you for those comforting words.

Romeena, I loved reading about Toye Starr. She seems to have the perfect companion and playmate in Bentley. Any chance of these visits from becoming a more common occurrence?

from Poor Horatio

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89790: Welcome home, Ro. I am so glad you went and got poor Bentley! Poor puppy alone in the dark. :( I know he's happy now.

The wedding sounded perfect.


August 13, 2012 - Msg 89791: This is very interesting...Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel "Gadsby",which consisted of 50,000 words-none of which had the letter E.
Hi all, had a long week-end shoveling mud and working with a fella from my church getting my water-heater going,but my heat pump is going to have to be replaced. Send some prayers to help me get the financing I need. No homeowners.I'm not sure yet if it was county or state that built a new bridge and put storm drains in but that's where my flooding comes in.I've lived in this house all my life and never flooded till this. My home was left to me by my parents.So,I really need to have prayers for some help.

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89792: Shewww,SALGAL above message.

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89793:
Hello porch family....concerts this weekend were great. One in West Monroe,La this Wednesday night thing one in Livingston,Tx this Friday night and then HOME BOUND for a week! Yeehaw

Tom...buddy that is just the perfect word for us all....thank you! glad you're back home safely with Toye Starr. And thanks for the email.

SALGAL....prayers for your situation....that's really a bad situation that I would surely be looking into. Sounds like to me that you need to get someone to look into who is responsible for putting those drains in. prayers continue for you and the family my friend.

You all have a great day....or should I say rest of the day:)
Love and prayers for all

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89794:
Hi all, good to see other topics not afraid to be discussed, but of course we will all be with spot in spirit during the service of his dear Sherry.
RO, did you and Boo get to meet up?
Sounds like all went great.
TOM- thanks for those great words! Another good day today.
REV, sounds like good things happening your way as well.
SG- you are a wealth of trivial trivialities,
by any chance do you subscribe to "Learn-a-Month" or maybe "100 things to do on a rainy day."? haha
POSSum- good to see you posting. Hang in there dear.
God bless,

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89795: Flowers from the porch!..oh my saw them at the funeral home tonight and got to crying!..everyone was amazed...they just dont know how close knit we are...ha ha...ok so far so good....she looked SO good laying there....over 250 people at the Least!....ok..home now just wanted to say hey and thanks porch....funeral at 11 in morning...they made a slid show I wish all could see....ok..bed for me ...Love Yall ....SPOT

August 13, 2012 - Msg 89796: Wish we could have been there in person, SPOT, but you know we are with you in spirit. Over 250 people came to show their respects...that is quite an honor. Hope you have a good night's rest. You're porch family loves you.


August 14, 2012 - Msg 89797: Good evening, porch. Spot, our prayers are for you and the rest of Sherry's family tonight. I'm glad the flowers arrived, and just so you know for sure - we asked that everything be "plantable" later on. Since you do a lot of gardening, we thought you might enjoy something that can be planted and will be with you for a while. Our love to you, dear friend. --Romeena

August 14, 2012 - Msg 89798: I received your email this time, Ro. Thanks.


August 14, 2012 - Msg 89799: MDC My posts on interesting facts comes from a web site called I've been getting them for a long time.I've always enjoyed this kind of things. "Curious people want to know" HA.
I also KNOW that with prayers going up for my situation that God will provide. He tells us this in Matt 6:8,as I'm sure you know too.Our God is an awesome God.
Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save. SG

August 14, 2012 - Msg 89800: Good Morning porch.

Spot, so good to hear from you friend, and am glad your spirits seem up. I'm sure today will be a tough one, but you got a lot of folks praying for you buddy. We love ya buddy.

SalGal, I pray for your situation. Both for the finances to kick in for the needed repairs, and for a resolution to remedy future flooding problems. Document everything, with dates and times. And the statistic on air bags is interesting. About 10 years ago my wife T-Boned a car that had run a stop sign. She is all of 5 ft tall and 110 pounds, so she always has the seat fully forward. Well the airbag went off and whacked her so hard, it gave her a bad concussion. Now I dread to think what the outcome might have been without the airbag, but, yes, they can do some injury.

Big Maude, How's Beth doing? Hope she is recovering ok. Our neighbors 19 year old son is going to be leaving on a church mission in a couple of months, and he has to have his wisdom teeth extracted before he leaves. He's not looking forward to it. I'm talking about the dental work, not the mission.

Well best get rolling. Wasps to kill, equipment to fix. In that order.

Prayers for all.


August 14, 2012 - Msg 89801: Thank you very much, Ro.

Spotty, we love you and will be right there with you in spirit today. You are not alone.

Glad the flowers touched your heart,my friend. Stay strong.

possum under a rock

August 14, 2012 - Msg 89802: Good Tuesday porch friends, hope all is well this morning.

Good to hear from you Spot and glad you are doing okay. Just let any of us know if you need anything.

Asa, Beth has done very well with her her wisdom teeth surgery. She only took the pain medications every 6 hours for the first day and then relied on ibuprofen during the day after that. She took the Percocet at bedtime for 2 nights and then the ibuprofen the last 2 nights. The swelling is going down in her face and she is beginning to eat more solid foods. She said she was sick of mushy food! Hopefully she will be good to go when she starts college on August 27th.

A cloudy morning on my end of the porch. a very good chance of rain and storms this afternoon according to the weather people.

guess I had better get busy here at work. seems like the paperwork has multiplied x 10 since Friday.

lunch menu will be: grilled cheese, tomato soup,
pickles, chips. Mr. Cookie Bar for dessert.
tea and lemonade o drink.

Prayers and blessings to all and prayers for SPOT as he goes forward.
Big Maude

August 14, 2012 - Msg 89803: Friends, it is approaching 10 a.m. here in Texas, and is an hour later where Spot is, so I would imagine he is about to be seated in the chapel for Miss Sherry's services. Please, anyone who is on the porch right now, let's have a moment of prayer for our friend, and for the rest of Miss Sherry's family. This is a very hard time for them.

Our Father, we ask that at this very moment you will become a warm and real presence in our friend's heart, and will so fill his spirit during the next few hours that he will be able to find peace. We know that there will be times of heavy grief, disbelief, a struggle to accept, and all of these things are natural and normal, and acceptable to You. You understand, as no one else does. We cannot fathom the grief and deep emotion You experienced as Your only Son was sacrificed, innocent and undeserving, for our sins. Yet that very experience formed the connection, the bond, that lets You understand exactly what we are going through when we lose a loved one. Please give Spot a large measure of your comfort, and make him aware that his dear Sherry is now at home with You, and is happy beyond anything we can imagine, and most important, help him to remember that because of his faith in You, he will see her again. We ask this in that name that is above every other name, Jesus' blessed name. Amen.


August 14, 2012 - Msg 89804: amen


August 14, 2012 - Msg 89805: Beautiful Romeena.


August 14, 2012 - Msg 89806:


August 14, 2012 - Msg 89807: Amen.....


August 14, 2012 - Msg 89808: REV, the lines from the song you wrote have filled my mind these days. "Daddy, I'm home. You ought to see this place! I met Jesus face to face! Daddy, I'm home!" It's such a beautiful song, and carries such a strong message of comfort. Folks, if you don't have one of REV's CDs that includes this song, you need to get one. He has written many, many beautiful songs, but this one is on the top of my list of favorites.

I left my car at the dealership and drove home in a Cadillac SRX, with just 9k miles on it. It's pretty, it's sporty, it has a lot of gadgets, and I like my own car much better! It's one of those crossover things, like a small SUV. The trunk of my car will hold as much, if not more, than the back end of the SRX. The inside of the car is smaller than mine, by quite a bit. In the back seat, my car has at least six inches more legroom for the passengers. I can seat three in the back seat of mine. The SRX would not - just two. However, it's very pretty, "snazzy-looking" as my dad would have said, and for a young person, it would be ideal. It's zippy and very responsive, short turning radius, all those things that the youngsters like. It definitely does not ride like my car does, it's harder and a bit choppy, but kids don't care about a cushy ride. I do. Yep, I'll keep mine.

Sunday night when Eloise and I went after Bentley, at one point I noticed a little noise like a window wasn't closed tightly, so tested the buttons. When I did, the right rear window made a terrible noise and dropped about four inches, and wouldn't go back up. Later, on a patch of rough road, it fell all the way down and disappeared. Today I took it to Sewell, and they wanted over $700 to fix it! Seems the rear windows cost more than the front ones, for whatever reason. Or - they could put the window back in place and stabilize it so it will stay, but won't go up and down, for $275. Guess which one I chose. Like I told Alan, my service advisor, why should I spend $500 more so a grandkid can sit back there and make me crazy playing with the window? This will be the first repair on that car where I haven't brought it back to new-car condition, but that was just too much money. Ridiculous.

Oh! I now have three hummers! I just saw all three of them at one time. I knew there were two, but hadn't seen the third one. Precious little things, I just love them. I keep fresh sugar water in the feeder all the time, and just about any time I look out there, somebody is getting a drink. It's so easy and so cheap to feed them, and I really enjoy it. The feeder is right outside my window, so when they're feeding, they're no more than five feet from me. Sometimes one will come up to the window and hover, just looking in at me, about three feet away. So cute!

Well, time for a little lunch. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 14, 2012 - Msg 89809: Wonderful prayer...AMEN!

I am not surprised by the air bag stat. I never allow Erin to sit in the front. She about the size of your wife, Asa, and I don't think she is safe in the front. I, with my girth and long legs have nothing to worry about because I have to put the seat way back. My sister ran into a friend in the store the other day who had been in a minor wrech that set off the airbags and she had two black eyes like a raccoon! I guess she was lucky that's all she had.

Maude, I remember getting my wisdom teeth out when I was in my 20's and I couldn't take the pain meds because they made me sick to my stomach! yuck. It sure was nice to have them out and done with, though. Hope Beth recovers nicely with no problems.

That sounds like some vehicle, Ro. Sean just got his van out of the shop today (the one Dad gave him) and Bruce is about to buy my brother-in-law's Ford Ranger. The old one he has been driving to work for 10 years defies description! What a jalopy. It is TIME for another. Bruce has to drive almost an hour each way to work everyday. His job is out on the base, towards padre island so, it is a drive. He needs something dependable and it will be doing my brother-in-law a favor. Its a cute little metallic-plum colored truck with 40,000 miles on it, which isn't much for a Ranger. The last two we had ran for over 10 years and our current one has 200,000 miles on it and is still going.

Better get to the laundry and something productive. It has been one of those days where I am just dragging around because I didn't sleep well and woke up before dawn. :(


August 14, 2012 - Msg 89810: That was simply lovely, Ro.


possum again

August 14, 2012 - Msg 89811: Romeena, Does it go plunka,plunka,plunka, or more like a pucka,pucka,pucka,? Ya might need new'a a six cylinder it'll take 6 they cost $1.25 each and ya need 6! Just don't get to comfortable with that Caddy, that SRX goes fast...Speed,Speed,Speed! Those Texas Rangers may get ya! (And NOT the ones that play Baseball either!) "Window ya don't need no stink'in windows" Badges maybe...Windows not! Back here in Ohio we call that poor-mans A/C4-60 (4 windows down 60mph).....G-F.....

August 14, 2012 - Msg 89812: spot so sorry to hear about your loss. my prayers are with you and your family. hey to all. boo, ro, big maude, possum,asa. gf, rev, tom, rev, .... mdc havent had much time to write lately. how is retirement.your dad/ later pappa bear

August 14, 2012 - Msg 89813: You can pay tribute to Miss Sherry here,friends:

possum under a rock

August 14, 2012 - Msg 89814: Hello Gang...Today I layed Miss Sherry to rest...Things went very well....My heart is very weak but the Lord will make it strong...Sherry was by my bedside if yall remember in 2004 during my wreck glad I could be by hers...was holding her hand when she passed...Sherry I will miss you so much,you were my best friend...I love you very much....Randy (spot)