August 14, 2012 - Msg 89815: Oh Spot my heart is so heavy for you right now :( I am very proud to call you my friend, you were right there for her and I know she loved you for it. Still praying for you and for everyone who loved her. I'm so glad I was able to meet her, what a lovely lady she was. Much love to you from NE TN my friend.


August 15, 2012 - Msg 89816: You are in my prayers spot and you now have a special guardian angel watching over you. When you least expect it you will be receiving a sign letting you know that Miss Sherry is near. I received signs from my Mother and Mother-in-law, a feeling of total peace.

August 15, 2012 - Msg 89817: heart is with you right now brother....your porch family loves you!

August 15, 2012 - Msg 89818:
Ro....thank you for the kind post about my music. That song was a very special song for a number of years and still has a special place in my heart even though I don't do it in my concerts anymore. The song that took it's place in the concerts is "There Are No Tomorrows In Heaven".

Well gang I'm leaving this area and will be without internet through the weekend. You all be good and act like somebody while I'm gone.

Love and prayers for all the porch family!

August 15, 2012 - Msg 89819: Safe travels, Rev!

Spotty, bless your heart. You have been so strong throughout this whole thing & though you're struggling now, I know that strength is still there. I think Miss Sherry would be mighty proud of you,friend. Hang in there-your Porch family is here with love and support always.

possum under a rock

August 15, 2012 - Msg 89820: Well said, Possum. :)


August 15, 2012 - Msg 89821: Amen, Possum. --Romeena

August 15, 2012 - Msg 89822: Spot, How about a BIG Varsity hug meal from your porch friends? Let's start with 1.a LARGE F.O. to drink 2.(2) Heavyweight dogs all the way! 3.Large bag of strings 4. A couple of fried pies.
Sound Good?....Whata'll have?.....Hang in there Buddy...I deceided to root for the Braves the rest of the year in Honor of Miss Sherry! No matter how much TOM wants me to root for the Indians!! I second Possums post we will leave the light on for ya, drop in as you feel up to it....G-F....

August 15, 2012 - Msg 89823: Sorry, what a stupid sentence "We'll leave the light on for ya" of corse! You are the one that keeps the lights on for everybody.
How about: " If your lights start to get dim come to the Porch and we'll crank up the watts!"
Basically it's what Possum said....G-F....

August 15, 2012 - Msg 89824: Hi All
Now look here G f root for the one you like and I never told you to root for the Indians who are in last


August 15, 2012 - Msg 89825: Spot, you are in my prayers as I told you on Facebook. Hugs!


August 16, 2012 - Msg 89826: Spot~ Please know that our love and prayers are with you, as you walk this path. May you have that peace that passes all understanding. You truly were her strength, cheerleader and love during this trial. Bless you. ~ New Neighbor

August 16, 2012 - Msg 89827:
Randy, may I call you Randy? I have known you since i first signed on here in 2003, and I have always loved your signatures like "Spot, the dinner cookin' dog of this here porch," etc.
I recall like yesterday your accident, and how you were so impressed with Sherry's care.
So I just want to say now that I KNOW how much you cherished Sherry, you showed it thru all these years, and my heart is aching tonight for you. I think it is all finally sinking in for me
as I have been pretty pre-occupied lately.
God bless you dear friend whom I have never met.
And like G-F's said... I too will root for the Braves in Miss Sherry's honor.
AlsoThanks for all the prayers for my dad. He has had some good days recently, and he keeps fooling all the staff at the facility (and us!)
REV- good job on the concerts.
Well, it's Romney/Ryan. I'm going to have to ask Johnny Paul Jason about this. (:

August 16, 2012 - Msg 89828: Mornin' Y'all- Spot asked me to let you know that he's doing okay. He and Sherry's son are busy trying to locate titles, policies and things of that nature that Sherry had. They are having a hard time finding things,so maybe we could send up prayers for the Lord to make this an easy task.
Y'all have a good day- love to all.

possum under a rock

August 16, 2012 - Msg 89829: Morning porch, busy a work but wanted to check in.

a beautiful day on my end of the porch. beginning to feel a little like fall in Northeast Tennessee.

continued prayers for SPOT, MDC and his dad, Possum and everyone else. we all need prayers going up for us daily.

everyone have a good day and "act like somebody".

lets meet at Sonic for Lunch!

Blessings all around.

Big Maude

August 16, 2012 - Msg 89830: Hi All.
Look like the chuch is tull up 24/7 what prayer for everyone.


August 16, 2012 - Msg 89831: SORRY IS FULL NOT TULL.

August 16, 2012 - Msg 89832: hello where are you all.


August 16, 2012 - Msg 89833: TOM....I'm watching the BROWNS!! No, not really just wanted to ribb ya some....
MDC So...What DID Jonny Paul Jason have to say about that?? "Just stick to chewing tar"!!

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89834: Morning gang!..first day back at work..doing ok...last night I caught myself several times reaching for my phone to give Miss Sherry a goodnight call like I always did working the evening shift! that would have been long distance!..still working with Jeff her son to get loose ends (life ins. and car titles) figured out..go sat to pic out headstone..just want to thank all the thoughts and everything from the porch...she had a lot of laughs on here with us...well Lets hit Waffle house this mroning...Boo bring a paper and possume,maude,lucy,MDC,Rev...yall all dont be late...peace...SPOT

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89835: Good to hear from you Spot, and glad to see you are doing ok. You have a lot of prayers going on for you here on the porch buddy. Hang in there and hang on.

Prayers for our Possum this morning.


August 17, 2012 - Msg 89836: Happy Friday Porch, I for one am looking forward to a couple days off.

Good to see you SPOT. remember we are all here to love and support you through this time. Thanks for

Prayers for Possum today.

Everyone have a happy day!

Big Maude

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89837: Happy Friday Porch, I for one am looking forward to a couple days off.

Good to see you SPOT. remember we are all here to love and support you through this time. Thanks for

Prayers for Possum today.

Everyone have a happy day!

Big Maude

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89838: not sure what happened! sorry for the double talk.
Big maude

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89839: Chewin' your cabbage twice this morning, Maude?

Waffle House, it is! I've already got the paper, SPOT, and I could use a good breakfast. Lots of work to do today getting ready for relatives and mom-in-law's party remember the party...the one I didn't want to have? Well now it is going to be at my house because only about 20 are expected instead of 50 (mom-in-law is not that popular amongst her siblings). It means a little more work for me but I will have help.

I think I mentioned that Sean got a new job as a dishwasher in a local privately owned seafood restaurant? The first evening he worked was a booger because it was Friday night but things settled down considerably during the week. He really likes it. He is working with some very nice people and he said, "Mom, it's great. Nobody yells at you and I haven't heard one cuss word!" (much different that when he worked at Whataburger). He always has a dishwashing partner and everyone he has worked with has been very nice. His boss is a good one and I think he kind of sees it as a ministry to hire good kids who need a job..he said Sean was a good worker and he wants to keep him on permanently, even in the slow season. He even paid him more than was expected. Last night he came home with over 100 dollars (after taxes) for about 14 ours of work this week. Sean also got his van out of the shop this week so he is happy. He is still off the Prozac and things are settling out just fine now. Thanks for your prayers. :)

Where's Romeena? Didn't see her on here yesterday, did we?

Better git!


August 17, 2012 - Msg 89840: Boo, I was wondering the same thing about Romeena,"That's Just What I Was Thinking".haha
I been hearing on the news how bad the mosquito's
and West Nile has been in her area so bad they are spraying from the air. I have my opinion on where she has been....I think she got ahold of a whole truck-load of BATS and she is distributing them thru-out the area to try to knock down the population so if anyone needs her they can call:
1-800-BATS-R-US....Just a theory.....

Good to hear from ya SPOT one day at a time!...

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89841: G F his nut.

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89842: Thanks for the cards gang....Big Maude did not know about the last name(she will know what I am talking about)....well any lunch? headed back to work at 2 for 16 then off a few days again!...peace....SPOT

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89843: Good afternoon, porch! Just wondering where I can get a very large sheet of plastic, maybe a painter's dropcloth sort of thing, to cover my pond with in the next few days. Maybe I'll call Ted, I'll bet he'll either have one or know where I can get it. Dallas has begun aerial spraying for mosquitoes, and Irving is scheduled to do it. I think that pesticide falling from the sky isn't going to help my little fish very much. Maybe in a large, deep, flowing body of water it won't do much harm, but in my thousand-gallon pond it could be a bad thing. On the news last night, they were recommending that people cover their ponds and keep pets and children inside. At the same time, they're telling us how safe the stuff is, and how it only affects insects. Even if that's true, what about beneficial insects? Does the pesticide carry little umbrellas to protect the good guys? I realize that West Nile virus is a terrible thing, and we've had fourteen deaths here in the metroplex, but there are alternatives to wholesale spraying of toxic chemicals. Wear protective clothing, stay inside during high-risk hours, use insect repellent, clean up potential breeding sites, spot-spray around doorways and other entry sites, don't let kids stand and hold the door open, make sure windows are screened and the screens are intact, and encourage purple martins and yes, bats, to live in your area. If this spray thing is specific to mosquitoes only, then fine, but what do you bet it's not? Who else remembers the DDT fiasco of the 40s and 50s? Remember the spray trucks rumbling down the street in the evening, spewing great clouds of DDT, enough to choke you if it didn't poison you? Then do you remember the sheepish "oops" from the government when it was discovered that the American bald eagle had gone nearly extinct in this country? Why? The DDT had entered the food chain (surprise!) and it caused the eagles eggshells to be extremely fragile, and as the chick grew inside, the shell would break prematurely and the chicks died. Now, if you Google this, you'll find one story, from Fox News, that disputes the role of DDT, but dozens of others that identify DDT as a major player. Poaching, as well as other environmental contaminants such as lead and mercury played a role as well, but the fact remains that when DDT was banned, the eagles made a comeback. So, I have to wonder - ten years or so down the road, will we again hear "oops!" as a result of the current spraying? I look at my fragile little hummer, dipping into my feeder, and wonder if he will be poisoned, and if so, who else?

Spotty, I've got half of a Schlotzsky's sandwich, if you're interested. I picked it up on the way home from physical therapy, but a half is all I can ever eat. You're welcome to the other half. They sure do make good sandwiches.

Well, guess I'd better run. The Dish Network repairman is supposed to be coming this afternoon. I have one channel that dissolves into "pixilation" on a regular basis, and they can't explain it. It's not the station, but it does it on all TVs, with separate dish boxes, and it's just the one channel. Very strange.

Blessings, friends. --Romeena

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89844: Romeena, I don't know if you get posts in real time or later..but I came up with your soultion on message #89840 this morning....G-F....
I want a part of the franchise fee..haha......

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89845: HaHa TOM, Even tho I don't live IN Cleveland, I think I get some of the "NUT BREEZE" off Lake Erie?
They call it Lake effect...haha...G-F

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89846: Hi All
Look G F - For being nout for likking teams that lost all the time.


August 17, 2012 - Msg 89847: Uh-oh. I just knew when I heard the news about them skeeters in Texas the bat talk would be back. Anyway Ro, I hope your fishes will be ok. Like you said, there are things folks can do to help keep the skeeter population down. But bats??? I just don't know about that. Wouldn't surprise me at all if that DISH Network repairman didn't find bat eggs in your dish. If they can make a feller go crazy, they can sure make a tv signal go nuts. I suspect G-F has a 4 bat egg omelette in his hair. (jk G-F)

Boo, thats so encouraging to hear the positive things about Sean. PTL indeed.


August 17, 2012 - Msg 89848: Afternoon Porch Family! Greetings from the PA porch.
Asa~ did you know that the oldest of my tribe got married last night in Lousiana? Yep. She married and heading north... (She wanted you to know)
Praying for Spot that there is peace that passes all understanding...

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89849: Yep, G-F, I saw your reference to the bats. That's why I included them in my solutions, preceded by "yes" - agreeing with you! Oh, I just learned that Irving has opted out of the spraying program, so maybe I won't have to worry about my fish. It just struck me as funny that Dallas would be so reassuring, telling people that the spray wouldn't harm anything but mosquitoes, then in the next breath, suggesting that ponds be covered and pets brought inside. Hmmm. In this case, two and two isn't adding up to four. I think city officials speak with forked tongue.

The Dish man was here, and I told him about the bat eggs, but he didn't find any. He looked at me kinda funny, though. He did replace the dish box in my front guest bedroom, though. Said it was so old it was no longer able to receive the updates from Dish. That might explain why Robbi and Richard couldn't get it to work when they were here with me after my surgery. Well, it works now, it cost me nothing, and I like that pretty fine.

Guess I'll go eat the rest of my Schlotzsky's sandwich, since Spot didn't take it. I sure do like those sandwiches. They make a whole bunch of different ones, but my favorite is still the old original. The secret is in that bread. I think it must be salt-rising bread, the kind that Barney likes. Sure is good.

Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89850: I LOVE Schlotzsky's! My all-time favorite sandwich but I have to go to corpus to get one so seldom do.

It is HOT here in south texas! Been out in it and the heat index was 111, they said...felt like every bit of it. We have been working and getting things spruced up around here for Bruce's relatives...Bah Humbug! Do I sound bitter?...

Well, it has been a stressful week. Just paid over a thousand to get my Yukon out of the shop today and a few days ago had to do some air conditioning work on Sean's van for 500. Then yesterday Sean got the lawnmower stuck in the sand and the part we bought to fix it, didn't. :(
Oh well.

Time to relax for a bit...maybe watch some TAGS.


August 17, 2012 - Msg 89851: Boo..Cars? Remember Gomer say's only air & water are free...Inlaws?.."Put on a HAPPY face"!!.G-F..

I gotta ask..what's a Schlotzsky?

August 17, 2012 - Msg 89852: Hey, G-F...Schlotzsky is a sandwich place..lots of them in Texas but not sure where else. They make great sandwiches and soups, mostly. I think their slogan is something like..."Funny name...serious sandwich". ;)

PS-I'm trying to put on a happy face. So far, not much luck. Seriously, though, I am feeling better about it.


August 18, 2012 - Msg 89853: Sounds good Boo, Who cares how funny the name is as long as the food is good. You will have to ask TOM about a place in Cleveland called
"Slyman's Deli" it is awsome! google it, their sandwiches are HUGE not much to brag about in Cleveland but this place is..Right TOM?...
I rarely go to Cleveland but Slymans is worth the trip.

Since we just about covered the bat stories how about we tell about renouned places to eat in our ends of the porch?..I know SPOT has the "Varsity"...
Who's next?...G-F...

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89854: Hi All.
G-F sorry but is no good places in Ceveland to eat !
The thing that I heard abut there gang drug and shorting Cleveland is a sin city.
For spot team never win athing, has gong to the dog?


August 18, 2012 - Msg 89855: Oh, goody! I love to hear about good places to eat. Speaking of delicatessan's, there is a deli in San Antonio that was just wonderful. Schilo's was in downtown SA, a little hard to get to it, limited parking, but the place always had a line out the door at noon. My dad took me there several times, and we always got a bowl of split pea soup, a deviled egg, a pastrami sandwich and a mug of rootbeer. The mugs were kept in an open freezer chest, and you just picked one up if you wanted rootbeer. They sold all sorts of deli foods, but the combination we always got was very popular, and soooo good! My dad would usually buy a pound or two of their cheddar cheese to take home, and it was delicious too. The last time I was down there, I noticed a new location, out on the northwest side of town, at a major highway intersection. Very sleek, shiny place, and lots of cars around it, but I think I would miss the old location, with its worn wooden floors, scarred-up tables and chairs and the very eclectic mix of people crowding the place. The atmosphere was just wonderful. Noisy, crowded, smelling of aged cheese and years of hot soups and cold meats, yeasty bread and rootbeer - nope, I don't think that glitzy new restaurant will ever take the place of the old Schilo's. I don't know if the old location is still open, but I hope it is. It's part of San Antonio's history.

Tom, don't be too hard on Cleveland. I've never been there, but I would be willing to bet that while all the things you describe are true, there is likely a part of Cleveland that is very different. Most cities have areas that no sane person would want to enter, (Dallas surely does!) but there are other parts that are clean and pleasant, with families and schools and churches and people live out happy lives there. It's all in knowing what part of town to avoid. I think even Detroit, as devastated and gritty as much of it is now, has some nice suburbs and relatively safe areas.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89856: Scratch that apostrophe up there in the first line, in "delicatessan's". Can't imagine why I threw that in there. --Romeena

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89857: What a neat story about the old deli, Ro. I am going to try and remember to look for it next time I am in SA. Maybe the old location will still be open.

Last time I was in Detroit was in the 80's and believe it or not, some of it was better than in the 70's. Haven't been in a long time, though. I have relatives in Michigan that won't set foot in Detroit.

Well, the relatives should start to arrive within the hour. The place is spic-n-span, the tea is made (sweet and unsweet), and the coffee is ready to go. Just waiting for Bruce to get home with the bar-b-q. I am so happy that I didn't have to cook! Now, lets just hope there is no drama from a certain sister-in-law. Bruce said he is going to be just as nice as can be to her...he said just like Melanie was to Scarlett in that scene in GWTW where Scarlett shows up at the party with the red dress and Melanie welcomes her so graciously. hehe


August 18, 2012 - Msg 89858: On the subject of relatives....we got a call the other night from my husbands first cousins that livei in FL letting us know they would be stopping by yesterday. They are cousins that we haven't seen in over 40 years. We had a nice visit yesterday and they plan on stopping later today before they head to PA. Better go they just arrived and probably want lunch.

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89859: That's great, Frankie. :)


August 18, 2012 - Msg 89860:
All this talk about sandwiches has got my mouth watering. I discovered something unusual about sandwich shops here in the Toronto area. There is a place called California Sandwiches, a New Yorker Deli, a San Francisco Foods, a Chicago Butcher Shop, and even a Moscow/Warsaw/Kiev deli, but nothing with "Toronto" or "Canadian" in the title. I wonder why that is?

Romeena, regarding your post about how the government is using a toxic chemical (DDT) to control mosquitoes, that reminds me of a tactic we used during the Vietnam War that could be summed up in one quote "we had to destroy the village to save it". How ironic.

Speaking of Detroit, I have had two recent negative incidents on my trips crossing the USA/Canada border through Detroit.
Once I had to refuel around 6pm. So I stopped at a gas station in a Detroit suburb. While I was refueling, I wanted to go inside to look for some snack items, but the doors were locked. I had to deal with the inside clerk through a bullet proof glass from outside the building. She informed me that they lock the doors at 5pm because of the high crime in the evenings.
Another time, I encountered some highway construction that required me to detour through the streets of Detroit one evening. The whole time I was on city streets, I never saw any police and only a few loitering individuals.
As a result, I now use alternate border crossings.

from Poor Horatio

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89861: Boo, that can be a real problem. Most families have at least one trouble-maker. I wonder what causes that? Anyway, sometimes the only way to handle it is with a direct confrontation (out of the earshot of others, of course - or not). I have a cousin that has a screw loose somewhere, and every time he shows up at a family function he either embarrasses someone, insults someone, or annoys someone to the point that they want to punch him out. He's a master of the too-friendly hug with female relatives, and no one is safe. Nothing ever stopped him. He tried it with my brother's new wife years ago, and she slapped the snot out of him. He just grinned and went on his merry way. Then one day he tried it with me and before I could react, Dale had him by the collar, turned him around and in the presence of the whole family, said, "If you ever put your hands on her again, I'll put you on your back and it will be a very long time before you get up, if you ever do." Needless to say, he kept away from me after that, but still bothered other people. We haven't heard from him in several years. I don't know where he is, and quite frankly, I really don't care. So, as I said, we've all got 'em, in one way or another. As for your SIL, if she starts anything, maybe Bruce could just take her aside, and gently tell her that she's welcome, but so is everyone else, and she will not be allowed to make anyone uncomfortable. If she can't refrain, then he will be forced to ask her to leave. Then, if necessary, do it. Maybe she'll learn, eventually.

Well, I have a birthday/swim party for a grandson to attend tonight, if it doesn't get rained out. It's cloudy and threatening right now. The party is at an outdoor neighborhood aquatic facility, very nice, lots of fun for the kids, but if there's even the smallest hint of a possibility of lightning, they shut it down, which they should. Hudson has really been looking forward to this, so I hope things clear off, but if not, well - we need the rain, and we can try again later.

As for our discussion of good places to eat, remind me to tell you about Babe's Chicken - or have I already done so? REV knows the place, as we have eaten there when he's been in town. Blessings, all! --Romeena

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89862: Hey, PH. I'm sorry if my comments were unclear. They are not using DDT around here. DDT has been banned for many years. I don't know what they're using here. My point was that everyone thought DDT was the answer to flies and mosquitoes then, and used it heavily, only to find out that the cure was worse than the problem. Now once again they're telling us how safe the current solution is, and I would imagine it won't be long before they'll find out it's not so safe after all. Your illustration of the destruction of the village in Viet Nam is spot on. Bureaucratic logic at its most twisted.

Blessings! --Romeena

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89863:
Romeena, it was my mistake. I was thinking about DDT when I posted even though I know it has been banned for decades. However, I still consider whatever they currently use to be toxic.

from Poor Horatio

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89864: Same here, PH. There has to be a degree of toxicity for it to be effective, and quite honestly, I don't think I've ever heard of a pesticide that is specific for mosquitoes and doesn't harm anything else. Nature's way is the best, and at risk of being banned from the porch, I'll say it again --- bats, bats, bats!! So there. --Romeena

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89865: Oh, I just heard from Daphne. They just welcomed their third baby, a beautiful little boy named Asher Zane. She included a picture, and he's a little doll. She's pretty busy right now, as you would expect, so I told her I'd make the announcement here. Blessings on thee, Asher Zane! --Romeena

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89866: IthinkI'veheardjustaboutenoughofbats! :)


August 18, 2012 - Msg 89867: PH, I was at some training in Chicago years ago and got to go to a few really good eating places while I was there .I forget the name of the famous pizza place where everybody carves there name in the wood decor, a famous Irish Pub-
Restraunt where I met Harry Carry (Unique guy). It was fairly safe as long as ya stayed close to Michigan Ave. "The Golden Mile".
TOM, At least the Cuyahoga River does'nt catch on fire anymore and they are developing that area with businesses a Casino and high end housing.."If you build it they will come?" Cleveland hopes so....
Right on Romeena!.. And we would NEVER ban YOU!!

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89868: G-F how long have you live in OHIO?
I havw see all the thing that chng from the to the bad,


August 18, 2012 - Msg 89869: Well, phooey. My grandson's birthday swim party got rained out. It's been raining really hard here (thank you, Lord) and is raining out where my son and his family live as well. So, they decided to cancel the party. Hudson is disappointed of course, as only a nine-year-old can be, but he'll handle it. They'll try to find a date to reschedule it, but the place books up pretty solid. They were lucky to get this Saturday night. It may have to be a different kind of party, instead of swimming. I'm amazed at how things have changed. Kids don't have little old birthday parties anymore, like we did. They have to go swimming, or to the trampoline park, or some such.

The pump that drains my back yard isn't working (again) and the water is creeping toward the back of the house. It's still got a long way to go, and the rain should be ending tonight, so I think it will be okay, but I wonder what's wrong with that pump. I just had the bloomin' thing fixed, for pete's sake! Seems like it's just always something.

Well, I was ready to go to the birthday party, so now I'm sitting here with fresh makeup on, that I'll just have to wash off. Seems such a waste! At least I hadn't gotten dressed yet, and my hair is just a matter of running a brush through it, so no wasted effort there. Oh well. Toye Starr will be happy that her mom is staying home. She was moping around, because when I put on makeup she knows I'm leaving. Now I have to think of something for supper - we were going to have pizza at the party. Maybe I'll order some Chinese delivered, or I could order my own pizza, I guess. Nope, think I'll get Chinese, since I have a choice. Decisions, decisions. --Romeena

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89870: Rommena, Just don't order the Chinese Turkey like they had in "A Christmas Story" Phffft! off with the head....DUCK!!! Which by the way was filmed where???? In Cleveland!..By the way TOM, I have lived in Ohio 55yrs...
Romeena time to "call the man" just don't ask Gomer he's busy working on Boo's vehicals. Maybe you can get Wally he good with carberators so he should be ok with water pumps...G-F....

August 18, 2012 - Msg 89871: Hey any supper leftovers?...SPOT

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89872:
Hi, well, I dont come around for a day, and RO is having the "dish" saleman over to the house!
(We all know that it was really the dishTOWEL salesman! haha)
Hey, maybe Mr Wheeler has a good spray for mosquitoes. He only charges $1.60.
G-F--ever eat at Adam's Ribs near the Dearborn Station in Chicago? ha
PH- yup, detroit is a tough town, good decision to enter elsewhere. My marine brother was stationed there years ago as a recruiter.
Dad is doing well. St. Bob was there with him today.
BOO- hope the party that you said you wouldnt went OK! Remember when I "called it"? (:
Have a good Sabbath all, prayers,

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89873: Ro, my kids always have the old-fashioned birthday parties and love it. Erin had a few of her friends over and they had a blast all evening (and all night). Never had to leave the house. I think some of the younger parents, especially, don't realize that their kids might just have as much fun (or more fun) having a simple party at home. When Sean was little and we lived in Portland, it seemed like most of his little friends had to have their parties at some expensive location and it always bothered me because I hated attending the events and it seemed like it was so often that the birthdays came around. It used to get under my skin because they overindulged their kids something awful..not just on birthdays, either.

Speaking of parties, ours last night for Bruce's mom went off beautifully. Sis-in-law didn't cause any problems. She moped all evening and barely spoke to anyone but we had a great time and didn't engage her in any "Is anything wrong?". She left looking the same way and everyone had a great time (except her, i guess). Three of my MIL's siblings attended and she hadn't seen a couple of them in four years or so. It got LOUD because MIL and all of her siblings are hearing impaired! wow...everyone trying to talk loud enough to be heard, but otherwise it was perfect. Now, lets just hope sis-in-law doesn't cause any problems while she is here visiting my MIL for the next few days.

Tired this morning and have nursery duty at church!


August 19, 2012 - Msg 89874: MDC, I hear Adam's Ribs delivers anywhere in the world even in Asia! Does it come with slaw?

Just a thought...Maybe your St. Bob could be a Facebook friend of Boo's St. Susan? Then the Saint's could go marching in to what ever they wanted to fix.

See Boo.. When ya take fule from a narsasistic person they just run-outa gas! See how much smarter you are since ya hit the 1/2 Century mark
just keep on the :) face....G-F...

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89875: Adams Ribs? Never eaten there but I hear they are great MDC. Just don't forget to order the cole slaw. You'll regret it. :)

Glad your party went well Boo. Why some folks have to be that way I'll never understand. I try to avoid them whenever possible. Life is to short for stupid. But sometimes you just can't get out of it. Anyway, hopefully the rest of the visit will go ok for you. If not maybe you can ask her if she left the coffee pot on, or the oven on or something like that. :)


August 19, 2012 - Msg 89876: Whoops, you snuck in on me G-F. I see you got MDC's Adams Rib comment. :)


August 19, 2012 - Msg 89877: Asa keep a eye on G-F because OHIO have snuck
one there.


August 19, 2012 - Msg 89878: Howdy Porch! Been to preachin ' out to lunch and back home. Watching Andy on TV Land and doing a few chores. I kinda loafed yesterday and now I am knee deep in laundry and other evil chores.

Hope everyone is okay today . Beth is recovering well from having her wisdom teeth removed. She is pretty much back to normal (whatever that means for a teen age girl)

A nice day on my end of the porch. Sunny and about 75

Supper menu will be: fried chicken with crusts, mashed potatoes with gravy , green beans,corn on the cob, SLAW,
Homemade rolls, butter. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
Tea, coffee, soda, or lemonade to drink.

Better go catch that chicken!


Big Maude

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89879: Big Maude, your menu's always make me hungry. My lunch was fried clams and a soft crab with store bought carrot cake for dessert. We have a Adams Ribs in our neighborhood that I frequent often, I love their pulled pork sandwich slaw.

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89880: Rats..I forgot to sing my name to the post above and forgot to add -with- in front of slaw.

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89881: Is anyone watching the NASCAR race? Six laps to go and I'm rooting for my favorite driver....Dale, Jr.

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89882: OK, you all have got me interested. Is there really a place called Adam's Ribs in Chicago? I recall the M*A*S*H episode where the guys ordered ribs shipped to Korea, but I thought that was just a writer's invention. I know I get a craving for good ribs every time I watch that particular episode!

Well, the back yard is full of squirrels and birds, and the feeding stones and box feeders are bare, so guess I'd better go serve up some groceries. I'd hate to have my little customers go elsewhere. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89883: Romeena, Don't worry, you got the critters spoiled they don't want to miss out on a good thing! My grandaughter was out in the front yard collecting acorns for the squirrels, she was putting them in a bowl with a bowl of water to boot. My squirrels are spoiled too! They like when I put peanuts in the shell out for them they don't get many peanuts in Ohio I guess!..G-F

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89884: G F did you hold a peanut in your hand and have thim take it from you.
That fun windyou can watch thim wake a cross the line or run around tto catch a girks.
OHIO have peanut in it to?


August 19, 2012 - Msg 89885: Well, I ended up not going to church or doing much else today. Last night before bed I had a dizzy was kind of flipping (best way I can describe it). It felt like some kind of inner ear thing, so I took some Meclazine for dizziness and let me tell you! It took care of the dizziness but just about knocked me on my can for almost 24 hours now. I have been asleep more than I have been awake today. When's this stuff going to wear off? I know you have taken it before, Ro. Did it effect you that way?


August 19, 2012 - Msg 89886:
Boo- if that is like dramamine, I hear ya.
I have to take it when I fly, and it really puts me out!
RO-Regarding adam's ribs, according to this wickipedia link's_Ribs
it was "fictional" and that's what I meant it to be to GF, as I was just refering to the episode;
BUT I also found that there IS a company in MD called Adam's Ribs, which must be where Frankie has been! Gotta love the 'Net!
I Missed the race, who won?
BIG Maude, for some reason I thought you were now an empty nester, but from your post above, I guess I was thinking wrong!
ASA--for the slaw, I think you need a S47 stroke 19J accompany to get the coleslaw!! haha
Have a good week all!

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89887:
oops, try this link's_Ribs

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89888:
Hmmm- for some reason the "ribs" part is not syncing with the link...

August 19, 2012 - Msg 89889:'s_Ribs

August 20, 2012 - Msg 89890: Yes MDC, it is something like Dramamine but even stronger, it seems. It is after 11pm and I still feel drugged. I am just waiting for Sean to get home from work and I am going to bed...again!


August 20, 2012 - Msg 89891: Good evening, porch. Boo, meclizine is sold over the counter as Antivert - used to be by Rx only, but is now available OTC. Yes, I've taken it when I have an attack of vertigo, and it does help some. It does make me a little drowsy, but doesn't knock me out the way it apparently does for you. I wish it would! When that vertigo hits, I can't even open my eyes without the room spinning wildly. It's an awful feeling. I can't complain, though. My dad's sister had Meniere's syndrome, and her attacks of vertigo would last for hours, sometimes a day or two, and came with violent nausea. I've had nausea with it, but only if I open my eyes. As long as I lie still and keep my eyes closed, I'm okay, and it usually passes off within a few hours, especially if I have some meclizine on hand. I need to get some just in case, because I had to discard what I had, it was long past the expiration date. I hope you get to feeling better soon, you definitely have my sympathy and prayers.

I thought the Adam's Ribs thing was fictional, but you guys were talking like it was the real thing, and I fell for it! Catchy name, anyway.

I just got home from going out to dinner with the family, to celebrate Brittney's birthday. We ate at Mercado Juarez - not my favorite place, but Jerry likes it, and he was paying, so no complaints from me. I never fuss about where we eat anyway. I like everything, and even if the place isn't my favorite, I remember what my dad used to say in such a situation. He would just smile and say it didn't matter where or what he ate, because he was planning to eat again tomorrow! Pretty good philosophy, really, and sure does help to make a person easy to live with.

Toye Starr thinks she's gone to heaven. She is out of her regular kibble, so for supper tonight she got her usual 1/6 of a tub of Beneful, and instead of kibble, she got a handful of one of her treats! She'll get spoiled to that pretty quick, so I'll have to go by PetsMart tomorrow on my way home from physical therapy. She and Bentley got to stay at Eloise's and play while the family went to dinner, and they were both flopped on the floor napping when we got home. They play together so well. It's hilarious to watch them, tiny Starr and big old galumphy Bentley, just wrestling and tussling and chasing each other around. Bentley always lets Starr win, he's a born gentleman. Of course, he also removes the squeakers and half the stuffing from all her new toys, so I keep a needle and thread handy. I always have to re-stuff and sew up at least two toys. All her little toys look like refugees from a surgical hospital.

The dog is hilarious. He gets the squeaker out, then holds it in his mouth, with his mouth closed, and walks around squeaking the thing, and you hear a muffled "squeak-squeak-squeak" coming from his direction. When you look at him, or say anything to him, he gives you this innocent look, like "Who, me?" but the dead giveaway is his closed mouth. Any other time, his tongue would be hanging out, but when he has a squeaker, he keeps his mouth closed, and all you can see is his "Bubba teeth", as my son calls them. His front teeth are very crooked, and the two middle ones on the bottom sit forward of the others, so with his mouth closed, those two teeth are visible and it is a sight to behold. It goes perfectly with his goofy personality. He's such a sweetheart, and the whole family just loves him.

Well, it's late, and I think I'm going to bed. Toye Starr is pooped, and has already crashed here on the floor by my feet. What would I do without that little girl? She's the other heartbeat in the house, for sure. --Romeena

August 20, 2012 - Msg 89892: Adam's Rib does exist, they have great ribs and slaw!

August 20, 2012 - Msg 89893: Yum! That sounds so good. I absolutely love good ribs. Our Spring Creek restaurant here does a very good job, and their brisket is wonderful too. I've done ribs in the oven, of course, but they're just not as good as the slow-smoked ones prepared by an experienced barbecue chef.

Well, I've got to get dressed and go to physical therapy. This is going to get tiresome, three days a week for what seems like forever, but it's necessary. Also have to stop for groceries and pick up some kibble for Toye Starr. I brought food home from dinner last night - just couldn't eat it all - so lunch is covered. For dinner tonight, let's all meet at Adam's Rib. Frankie, we'll need directions! --Romeena

August 20, 2012 - Msg 89894:
Well porch family I made it back home. Concert yesterday on the Texas line and 14 hour drive through the night I'm home ready to get some rest:)
I'll have to catch up on the archives a little later. Love and prayers for ALL!

August 20, 2012 - Msg 89895: Well, I think I finally woke up...been doing some laundry and cleaning up. Still feel a little like a cotton-headed ninnymuggins but functioning much better.

Get some rest, REV.

Funny about the squeeker and Bentley! hehe


August 20, 2012 - Msg 89896: One of my neighborhood eatery's is going to be on Diners, Drive-In and Dives tonight at 10:00 - the food network. It took them all day to film a four minute segment. Big Maude should open a restaurant with the delicious sounding meals she prepares. My dinner tonight was a turkey sandwich and a brownie. Our children are coming for dinner tomorrow and my daughter wants her favorite, Grilled chicken breast, green beans and baked potato wedges. Our son wants soft crabs. The soft crabs have almost finished their shedding so he may be eating chicken.

August 20, 2012 - Msg 89897: Frankie, you send me some fresh crab or lobster and I'll shoot you some fresh sweet corn. :)


August 20, 2012 - Msg 89898: That's a deal Asa, I'll send you a bushel of steamed crabs and you can send me a bushel of corn. I don't get lobster often, just on special occasions. A neighbor of ours had a vacation home in Maine and whenever they went there they would bring us lobster and clams....they sold their home last year...sigh.

August 20, 2012 - Msg 89899:
"Do ya know me Bert? Do ya really know me?" (:

August 20, 2012 - Msg 89900: Hey gang!..ok been busy around the farm the garden bushogged abd left the maters...put up 4 quarts of hot green ones....hey any left over vittles for a hungry buzzard?...SPOT

August 21, 2012 - Msg 89901: All I have is some leftover chicken and rice soup with cornbread, SPOT, but you are welcome to it. I felt like fixing something healthy and comforting...thought it might help the way I have been feeling the last couple of days and I think it did. Now, if that Melatonin would just kick in and I could go to sleep.

See ya'll in the morning. I'll bring a thermos of coffee to the porch for anyone who wants to have a cup with me.


August 21, 2012 - Msg 89902: Well, looks like I'm the first one here this morning. Anyone for coffee? Is it beginning to feel just a little bit like fall for any of you? Still hot as blazes here but I have hope...of course it will be a good month until things cool off even a little here in south texas. Yesterday was so hot that I filled up the little pool for the dogs and I got the hose and wet them down and wet down the sand they like to lie in. They get in the donkey's trough now and then to cool off. I thought the heat might effect my chickens but they seem to be fine and two of them are laying regularly. I have over a dozen fresh eggs in the frige right now...can't use them fast enough. My youngest hen isn't quite old enough to lay yet so when she starts I'll have even more. Bernie has been behaving himself lately. He hasn't tried to spur or peck any of us in awhile. My dog, Ollie (the lab/healer mix) is showing alot of interest in those chickens so I let him go in the pen with me to see what he would do. He stayed far away from them but I am afraid of what he might do if I wasn't around. He is more healer than lab, I can tell that. He is always trying to "herd" us by scratching at our feet or sitting on them. No telling what he would do with four chickens. He is a nice dog, though. Still very calm and intelligent. Also, very non-aggressive towards people. When we had company this weekend, both dogs peeped out from the back porch and then stayed back there.

I am finally feeling somewhat normal and less like a zombie so will get more done today. I nearly caught up the laundry yesterday and straightened up, made dinner but more to do today. One of Erin's friends is coming to spend a couple of days today so that will keep her busy. I have to go through curriculum today and see what has to be ordered for the school year. Not fun but has to be done.

Boy, that Melatonin I took last night gave me some crazy dreams! Not all good least one nightmare. I am not feeling oh-so-rested. Maybe I can sneak in a catnap later.

Better git started on the chores.