August 26, 2012 - Msg 89974: Good morning, porch! G-F, I agree completely. Whether he pronounced the "a" or not, doesn't matter. The intent, the meaning, was the same. I never cease to marvel at the huge fuss some people will raise over a non-issue, while major, earth-shaking issues pass unnoticed.

When I was looking at the moon last night, I was unaware of the passing of Neil Armstrong. I learned of it later, when I finally got home around eleven. So, my admiration of that beautiful moon was purely spontaneous, a response to God's handiwork. It even passed through my mind to wonder what it felt like to actually stand on that beautiful thing and look back toward the earth. So, rest in peace, brave astronaut. You know the answer to that question. What a thrill that must have been.

Well, I'm off to preachin'. Yep, Boo, I'm going to wear dangly earrings! I love 'em! --Romeena

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89975: Drat! I dropped one of them while I was sweeping! And they're my favorites, too. Oh wait! There it is! Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89976:
Howdy porch you all are having a blessed Sunday. And yes I survived the mall:) And she didn't even ask for my

We went to Olive Garden and I got the Italian sausage and wheat pasta with alfredo sauce....unlimited....and it was so good.

You guys talking about all this soda.....cheerwine, Dr Pepper, etc....I'm not a big soda drinker but my favorite is Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Other ginger ale brands are ok but you just can't beat Canada Dry with the real ginger in it. Think I'll go pop the top on one now:)

Love and prayers for all

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89977: Well, got to church and discovered I had nursery duty in the toddler nursery. Oh well, had plenty of help so all is well.

You know REV, I like the taste of ginger ale but for some reason it makes me nauseous...strange since ginger is supposed to help nausea. Go figure? I very seldom have a soda but if I do it is always going to be Dr. Pepper...kind of how it is in the state of Texas.

Well, had some leftover chinese from yesterday and now I think I will take a little snooze...gotta love Sunday.


August 26, 2012 - Msg 89978: By the way, I think Cheerwine tastes very similar to cherry Dr. Pepper.


August 26, 2012 - Msg 89979: Hey, porch! I'm back from preaching, and our "mosaic" service was a delight. It's such fun singing familiar hymns in other languages, even if we do have to read the phonetic translation on the screens. The first time through is pretty ragged, with lots of laughter mixed in, but the second time, it smooths out, and if we do it a third time, it sounds pretty good! The Spanish versions come easy to me, since I've heard the language all my life, and speak it to some degree. The Thai and Kenyan are quite a bit harder, though. I'm saying Kenyan because I don't know what else to call it, it's the language of Kenya, but I'm sure it has another name. No, it's not Swahili, though they generally do speak that as well, and we sang one song in Swahili, just for good measure. Anyway, the service was beautiful, but I didn't stay for lunch. I was getting pretty tired, so came on home.

REV, I don't drink much soda either, being diabetic, but I do indulge occasionally. One a week would be about my limit, and usually not even that much. I agree, Canada Dry Ginger Ale is by far the best. It's usually my beverage of choice on a plane, because they always have it. I guess they stock it for those who experience airsickness - ginger has a settling effect - but that's not why I drink it. I just like it! By the way, did you ever notice that Raymond, on "Everybody Loves Raymond", always drinks Ginger Ale? Usually on every show, at some point he'll go to the fridge and get a Ginger Ale out and pop the top on it. I don't know if that has some significance, or if it's one of those "product placement" things, but it's pretty consistent on the show.

Well, guess I'll go scrounge some lunch. There's plenty around here, I've just got to mix and match and come up with something easy, quick and good. Shouldn't be too hard. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89980: Really, Boo? I'll have to check that out. I have some cherry Dr, Pepper in the garage fridge, but have never tried it. I just keep a big assortment of drinks out there, to try to match the preferences of the people who work around here, the ones I buy the drinks for in the first place! One of Eddie's helpers likes cherry Dr. Pepper, I learned, so I bought some for him. I'll have to try it. And yes, the Lord did an especially good thing when he ordained Sunday as a day of rest. I do love Sundays... --Romeena

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89981: We are having thunderstorms here on the east coast today and my dog and granddog are terrified. My dog is a 65 lb. Chesapeake Bay Retriever and sometimes when it thunders she will jump in my lap if I'm sitting. Chessie is almost 12 and still very energic. Hope everyone is enjoying this day of rest.

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89982: The jury is out...If ya can't get Cheerwine, Boo is right Cherry Dr. Pepper is as close as you are gonna get! I too don't drink much soda Give me a huge glass of ice cold water and the Goobs good to go....G-F....

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89983: Afternoon Porch.
Hope your Sabbath is going nice and quiet like.
I plugged in my Apollo 13 dvd and watched it in honor of Neil Armstrong. I look back on what we accomplished with the early space programs and just marvel. And the efforts so many went through to get the crew of 13 back alive was incredible.

I'm not a fan of any type of cherry enhanced soda pop. Just a good old ice cold Pepsi works for me, although I seldom drink them anymore. Good old water, or a glass of Limeade every now and again hits the spot.

Gosh Frankie, I remember when Chessie was just a puppy. Time just moves right along.

Just got done watching Mr. Goss on TAGS courting Aunt Bee. Boy he could be annoying. Not as bad as Rodger, but still a pain.
Well better get.

"And young man, theres a matter of grass stains!"

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89984: Well Happy Sunday gang!...went to Church this morning and had a moving day and Now at work till 6am keeping the Church lights on I hope for the evening services...hey Boo,Ro,Asa,MDC,Rev and all....OK...let me get these "5"! computers here at work logged on...will have a late supper with what anyone brings me!...SPOT yer "thanking you all" dog of this here porch!

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89985: Asa, my very favorite drink (besides coffee) is a big glass of UNsweet tea with lots of ice and a slice or two of lemon, squeezed and then dropped into the tea. I think sugar just plain ruins a good glass of tea. I do not, however like hot tea without at least putting some honey in it. I pretty much gave up any sodas because of my blood sugar, but its not something I miss because I never drank it much, anyway. In this heat lately, filtered water is about the best thing going. I tried making some fruit water (something I saw on facebook), by adding some fruit to filtered water, and then filling it with ice, scr*wing the lid on the jar and then letting it rest in the frige for several hours...really refreshing!

Been out feeding Thelma Lou and the chickens. Had to put Bernie in his place when I was gathering the eggs. I had to give him a shove with the pipe i was carrying so he got the message that it is NOT ok to threaten Big Mama! :)

Folks, it is still so hot around here that it is just draining. I am so ready for some cooler temperatures. It just never cools down one bit here for months at a time. I am about ready to move North to a higher altitude.

Thanks for keeping the lights on,SPOT. Hope you have a good night.


August 26, 2012 - Msg 89986: Good evening, porch. Spot, it's good to hear from you. You sound good, and I'm so proud of you. You're a strong doggie, and I know why. You get your strength from the Lord.

Boo, I got a taste of that heat you're talking about. It was amazing. Sitting in the shade of an easy-up, right on the beach, about twenty yards from the highest reach of the surf, it was very cool and pleasant. We sat there all afternoon, and it was so nice. However, get another twenty yards back from there, where the sand gets deep and soft, and HOT, and I declare, you could roast a potato in that sand! Walking through it to get back to the condo was just miserable, with the heat rising in waves from the sand. Get further inland, nearing the condo now, and the heat was no longer rising from the ground, but it was a looong way from cool, believe me. The humidity would just wilt you, and the heat was unrelenting. Shade helped just a little, but the heat was almost palpable. Going into town didn't change a thing. It's hot down there, dang hot!

Asa, I agree. Mr. Goss was very annoying, and I never could understand how Andy could think, THINK mind you, that Aunt Bee would be interested in him. Based on just a date or two, I think Andy was very premature in deciding that she had that "special kind of love" for that chain-smoking old codger. He should have been waiting and watching, and asking questions. Well, that's my opinion, anyway.

Has anyone ever tried Listerine for repelling mosquitoes? I just got an email that suggests putting some in a spray bottle and spraying it around your area when sitting outdoors, or around door frames to keep the miserable little wretches from hanging around waiting to get in when the door is opened. If it works, I don't see why it couldn't be sprayed on your skin to keep them off you completely. After all, if you can put it in your mouth, where you can hardly avoid swallowing at least a tiny bit, then how can it hurt to spray it on your skin? I think I'm going to try it - it's certainly cheap enough, especially compared to the aerosol repellants. If anyone has tried it, I'd be very interested in your opinion.

Well, guess I'll go find something to eat. Maybe some fruit and cottage cheese, I don't want anything very heavy. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89987: A bat who garggles with Listerine would be a Lethal weapon on mosquitoes...But he sure would have fresh breath if he wanted to kiss another bat!..Just a thought! Romeena you didn't think you would slide by with that one did you? haha.

Boo.. Just put up a piture of Jim Perdue & Col.Sanders in his cage he'll get the message!
Also your picture with a big meat cleaver, that'll get him right!...G-F...

August 26, 2012 - Msg 89988:
Spot....our Braves gained game tonight. But they got to keep it up if their going to have a shot at anything. The Washington series really hurt.

Ro...never heard of the Listerine idea but if it works it would be a whole cheaper and safer than that aerosol junk. I don't like spraying that goop on me. Let us know if you find out anymore about it. you're a

Well it's bed time here on my end of the porch. Eyes are getting heavy.
Love and prayers

August 27, 2012 - Msg 89989: A bat who gargles with Listerine, huh? Now there's an image that would strike terror in any mosquito's tiny, evil little heart. I like the whole idea! --Romeena

August 27, 2012 - Msg 89990:
CHUCK!!! Wow! Are you the same Chuck with the 5 beautiful daughters and a great golf swing? If so WELCOME BACK friend!
PH- It was indeed about the exchange rate, and I was "comparing" it to how you guys also got the full Bible TV show first as well! ha
Hamlin takes the "helmet throwing" race! Crazy stuff!
Ro- do you still have a "church key" to open an old fashioned bottle of pop? ha
Yes, RIP Neil Armstrong. Even back in 69 I thought that was a neat name for the first guy on the moon, like the Jack Armstrong name!
REV- have you ever tried Vernor's Ginger Ale?
Well, nite all, prayers,
"We defy the mafia!"

August 27, 2012 - Msg 89991: Morning gang...breakfast at I-Hop on Boo and I...SPOT

August 27, 2012 - Msg 89992: Morning...I'll bring the paper, SPOT.

Thanks for the empathy, Ro. I know it gets terribly hot where you are, too (I've been there in the summer when it was over 100 degrees). I think the high humidity here makes it extra unbearable...just sucks the life right outta ya. I did notice this morning when I went out to have my coffee on the porch swing, that there was just a hint of cool in the air at around 6:30...guess it is the approach of fall.

Well, today is the start of our home school year. Had a family meeting last night and Bruce had to "lay down the law" to the kids about staying on track. We'll see how it goes. Send up a prayer for us, please. :)

Better get going.


PS-never heard the listerine thing. Did hear about Avon Skin-So-Soft but wouldn't really want that oiley stuff on me in the summer.

August 27, 2012 - Msg 89993: Morning Spot and Boo. Thanks for breakfast. I'm gonna load up.
Spot, good to see you posting friend. You seem to be in good spirits. Glad you are ok.
Boo, It's been hot here still also. At 7 p.m. last night when you posted it was still 95. So if your going north and going higher, better go further north than Utan and higher than 4,500 ft.
But of course we typically don't get the humidity like you folks. And for that I am grateful for sure. And prayers for your new school year to work out well.

I have never heard of the Listerine thing Ro, but it might work. I know if I was a skeeter, I'd stay away.

Wonder if that works on wasps. Dang things are a pain.


August 27, 2012 - Msg 89994:
Morning porch family. Praying for all the folks in the path of the storms!

MDC....never tried Vernor's Ginger Ale. Where do you get it? Don't think I've ever seen it.

I better get on down to IHOP....ya'll save me a seat.

Have a Jesus filled day!
Love and prayers

August 27, 2012 - Msg 89995:
REV- Vernor's may be regional, but I dont think so. It is "cured" in oak barrels and has a very unique taste.
At my dad's place right now. He sleeps a lot,
but I bet I will too at 94! (:
He's sleeping in his wheelchair next to me as I type.
God bless,

August 27, 2012 - Msg 89996:

Here's a bit about it REV

August 27, 2012 - Msg 89997: MDC, I think I'll sleep alot at 64! ;) I am so tired right now at 50, I don't know how I'll stay awake in another 14 years. If you think about it, I guess it's a blessing to be able to sleep so much when you are 94.

Turned out to be a good first day of home school, for the most part. Erin gets pretty fidgety at times and lacks focus from time to time but she is doing ok. Bruce is the one who found curriculum for Sean and is overseeing his education this year since Sean is old enough to work independantly, for the most part. He still needs alot of help with his spelling and I am afraid it will always be that way. My dad was dyslexic and had to keep a dictionary handy his whole life. The way his brain was wired, he just couldn't remember how to spell.

Trying to help the kids today was frustrating at times. I'd be helping one and then the other needed help with something and I wondered how on earth school teachers deal with 20-30 children in a classroom at one time!

Little Emily (St. Susan's granddaughter) went to her first day of school today (kinder) and she held up well. She cried one time and told St. Susan that she went up to the teacher and said, "I want my mama," and then started to cry. The wise teacher made her a teacher's helper and all was fine after that. :)

Well, long day...think I will relax with a book. Love you all.


August 27, 2012 - Msg 89998:
Frankie, I laughed after reading your post about your 65lb dog jumping on your lap during a thunderstorm. Then today when we received some thunderstorms, my memory flashed to an image of your dog sitting on your lap completely blocking your view. What a site!

MDC, thanks for that explanation about your comment. But the exchange rate is hardly an issue today with it being almost at parity ($1US = $0.991CAN).
Regarding your comment about having your dad sleeping in his wheelchair next to you as you type, don't that make you feel good inside knowing he is in good hands? And as you mentioned, it is expected for a man of his age to sleep more than we do. But please ask some health professionals about what the family can do to help prevent the formation of blood clots. I am speaking from personal experience.

from Poor Horatio

August 27, 2012 - Msg 89999:
Thanks MDC....I'll have to check it out:)

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90000: Hello again porch. Sorry for the short drive-by's, but life has been up and down the last few years.
I guess I just need to stay out of Detroit.
So sorry for the losses here on the board.
Spot, may the Lord bless you.
I'm sure everyone here felt just like me and my family did the day Andy passed. Kinda strange but we felt like we truly lost a friend even though we never met or even saw him in person.

Guess I better head back to Detroit.
Can someone keep an eye on my cabin please? I don't mind anyone at all using it, but NO CONVICTS allowed!!


August 28, 2012 - Msg 90001:
So it IS you chuck! Welcome back. You've been in DE-troit way yonder too long.
POOR Horatio-I hear you about the clotting. Actually the place where he is at now is really good about "prone" time vs "sitting" time for that very reason and also for helping to prevent skin breakage. I bought him a gel-pad last week which will also help. He continues with good days, very alert and talkative, then one like today, just sleepy most of the day.
Boo- is Sean doing on-line type classes?
Happy school year!
"Nice, real nice."

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90002:
I meant on-line classes, not to be misconstrued as on-line "typing" class. ha

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90003: good morning everyone. prayers for everyone in need and our country as we near election day. hi to spot my prayers continue for you and your family. mdc- i have been busier than man in a hurry, in fact he was at a stand still compared to me. yesterday was the first day of school here. remember the first day of high school? or a new school. my granddaughter started high school yesterday. first day on a new job. how we felt. have a great day. pappa bear

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90004: Hey Chuck! (I know, it ain't right to call a wealthy man by his first name like that, but the bigger they are the nicer they are) Good to see you back. How's your golf game? Mine is not so good right now cause I broke my driver. The head just plum came off. I hope I can get it fixed cause I loved that driver.

Hey pappabear. Yes indeed, prayers on our nation as the election draws near. I pray everyone would get on bended knee and seek the guidence of the Lord on this.

MDC, I sure do hope if I live to be your Dads age that one of my young-uns will tend to me the way you are to your Dad. You're doing a great thing there my friend. I know you don't need to hear that from me, but I wanna say it anyway.

And the same for you Boo, in home schooling your children. What an awesome thing to do. Your children will grow up to be a great blessing to you and Bruce, of that I have no doubt.

Prayers for any and all who are gonna get hit by the big storm. I heard some areas may get as much as 20 inches of rain. That is just plain flat inconcievable to me.

Ro, you should be getting a snail mail from me. I sent it yesterday. God bless you.

Better get. Lots to do today.


August 28, 2012 - Msg 90005: Morning porch! Hope everyone is doing okay. checking in from work today, been busy and not much time to rock with ya'll.

Hey to pappa bear, Rev, ASA, SPOT, MDC, BOO, Romeena and everyone else around here.

Lovely weather here in Northeast Tn, although we may see some rain and stuff from the the hurricane
in a few days. prayers for all the folks in the direct path.

I do admire you Boo for home schooling.

Well guess I will see you all at Cracker Barrel for lunch today.

Prayers and blessings all around.

Big Maude

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90006: Hi All.
Big Maude hope we do not git some of hurrican up this way.

Stepdad had slow down to he sleep some and stay half the timein pain.

My Siss son is doing o k he is slowing walking .

Will I git the roof fix it gong three year to git it done and to repaie the side of the house from git to.
No I did not do it myself git some help from a chudch that do it for, I asked if want some money for and he say no, so I will send a donation to thim.
I did not asked for the help, one of the friend do it.


August 28, 2012 - Msg 90007:
Morning porch family......Praying for all the folks being affected by the storm.

Chuck....good to see ya back in your rocker. We've keeping it dusted off for ya! glad your nephew is doing better. Continued prayers for your stepdad also.

You all have a good day and tell someone about Jesus!
Love and prayers

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90008: Thanks for the home school encouragement. So far, so good, but have the rest of the year!! ;) I am finally getting to the porch at almost noon...I just heard a big "Yay" coming from the kitchen where Erin just finished her math assignment.

Great to see Chuck again. Hope he drops by more often.

Well, I think break is over. :)


August 28, 2012 - Msg 90009: Good morning, porch. Tom, would that be our friend Don who helped with the house? I'm glad your nephew is improving, and also happy that your stepdad is able to get some rest now and then. I'm so sorry he has back pain - I know how that is! - but at his age, and poor state of general health, it would likely be too dangerous to try to do any surgery. He might not survive it. We'll just keep praying that he'll find some relief.

Thanks, REV, Possum, and Boo. You're the cats!

It's so pretty here today. Warm, at 87 at noon, and climbing, but still pretty. Nice breeze, everything green and fresh, thanks to a little rain over the weekend, and some of my Angel Face roses are blooming. Crape myrtles are pretty, too. The grass is getting very tall, and Eddie doesn't come until Thursday. You know, you can water all you want, but nothing makes the grass grow like rain. I don't know if it picks up nitrogen from the air as it falls or what, but it sure does green things up and cause growth.

I think I need to relocate the beach umbrella that helps to shade the pond. My son drove three lengths of PVC pipe into the ground to serve as sockets for the umbrella (sure does beat a weighted stand). They're located at strategic points around the pond. Usually the umbrella is in the one on the west side, to block the hot afternoon sun. However, the sun has changed its path, and that area is now shaded by a tree, but the morning sun is hitting the pond full force. There's a pipe on the east side, so I need to move the umbrella over there. That pipe-in-the-ground idea was mine, and I'll happily take credit for it, because it works great! It's so much easier to just move the umbrella to a different socket, as opposed to wrestling a 50 lb weight around the yard.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some lunch. Maybe I'll bake a tater in the micro, and dress it up a little. I've got some chives and dill growing out back, and I've got garlic and onions, and butter and sour cream and cheese in the fridge - yep, that's sounding pretty good. Or - maybe I'll have a PBJ, and save the tater for supper tonight. Yeah, I think that's a better plan. If anyone wants some, I've got several potatoes. Spot, how about you? Can I send you one? Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90010:
TOM, thanks for the news about your step dad and nephew. Hopefully their conditions will improve. Also, I love your story about the person from church who performed some house repairs for you and refused to be paid. I admire people who volunteer in any fashion.

Finally, what we need is some humor around here. So it's time to view my absolute favorite scene from The Andy Griffith Show.

from Poor Horatio

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90011: Boo, I was just thinking about you being a "Home Schooler" You can be a stay-at-home Mom & Teacher both at the same time. What a gift to your kids. My kids were given the GIFT of a stay at home Mom, I was lucky to have had the same thing. Today that is rare so when I tell my 30&33yr. olds be thankful for that GIFT I mean it! It was hard on 1 income but the Lord took care of all our needs and we made it thru. We sure arn't no Rockafellers! haha. But I was kinda wondering if the kids act up and they have to stay after school how does that work? Is it called "CLEANED out chicken coops & CLEANED out Donkey pens am I right??...Or is that part of the curriculum?...Just wondering....G-F...

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90012:
Ha, good one GF! who woulda thunk about home schoolers having to stay "after school"! (:
PH- great scene...let's see...we the ...something! Love it! ha
Pappabear--snail letter and article on great old neon signs on the way to you.
ASA- thank you for your vote of support...
Mr. Chairman... the great state of ...(:
God's blessings,

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90013: Thanks, G-F. I am very thankful that I can stay home and teach the kids. My sister and I were just discussing that very thing. She did the same for her son and they had to make some sacrifices but the Lord took care of their needs, sometimes in very surprising and wonderful ways. Yesterday the kids were asking me about why more people don't school their kids at home and I realize things aren't like they used to be. My mom stayed home and for years we only had one car that my dad took to work. We pinched some pennies and did without some things but we couldn't have had a more secure and happy childhood. I feel for kids that are in school all day and then go to latch-key until late.

Get this; yesterday my 13 yr old nephew came home from his first day in 8th grade and told his parents that they had a school assembly in which the school rules were given and the principle very emphatically told them they were not allow to wear crosses or christian symbols on clothing, hats, or around their necks. He said something like if the satanists can't wear their symbols, then neither could anyone else, except Hindus, who will be allowed to wear the jewel on their foreheads...???What?! Ignorant school officials don't even know the law and that they are discriminating against the kid's religious freedom. It is NOT against the law to wear a cross, to carry a bible or to speak of one's belief in public school, but most citizens are ignorant of their rights and allow this kind of thing. I am thinking about what I can do about it. My kids aren't in school but I pay taxes.


August 28, 2012 - Msg 90014: Well, it is hot here today...different kind of heat...more like MDC's kind of heat. For some crazy reason the humidity is low today and there isn't the usual breeze from the south east. It's like walking around in an oven only don't sweat.

I did turn on the porch fans earlier and take a little catnap on the porch swing...I just heard on the weather that it is supposed to be 103 tomorrow and 104 on Thursday. Yuck. I am SO ready for fall, ya'll!

Just went out to gather the eggs and no eggs to gather. I guess it was too hot for the hens. I found them already roosting at 5pm...unusual.

Thelma Lou seems to be taking the heat in stride, though. What a resilient, easygoing creature. I wuv her. :)

Better start thinking about supper. I think its going to be grilled sandwiches tonight. Its too hot to stand over a hot stove for long.


August 28, 2012 - Msg 90015: Boo, I hope you get some relief from that heat before long. It has been milder here the past few days, and mornings have that faint hint of fall in the air, but we still have a few more weeks of heat, I'm afraid. I can remember Septembers that were just as bad if not worse than August!

I noticed a political sign on a vacant lot yesterday, and it raised a question for me. We're having a runoff here between a Democrat and a Republican, so the party lines are drawn. Anyway, the sign gave the candidate's name, and then said, "Proven Conservative." Hmmm. Made me wonder - has anyone ever seen a sign advertising the candidate as a "Proven Liberal"? I wonder what causes that? Not trying to stir up a moulage here, just wondering. I thought it was kinda funny.

Blessings! --Romeena

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90016: No eggs? I think Bernie had all the girls out to late last night, He took them out dancing at the Kit-Kat Klub...Just a theory....(and Thelma Lou ain't talking!)

MDC....Mr. Chairman...The Great medeorcure State of Mind chooses none of the above, we wish to watch re-runs of the Andy Griffith Show and call in our vote after Hurricane Issac reaches landfall. Then the oposing party can not blame the damage on us. Thank You Mr. Chairman....
I'm G-F and I approve this message...

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90017:
Boo, regarding the problem about wearing religious items at school, please read the following news story

from Poor Horatio

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90018: Ann Romney NAILED it! (:

August 28, 2012 - Msg 90019:
Funny PH, to paraphrase Barney, that's exactly the same idea I had! (for her to contact the ACLJ, that is.) Speaking of such things, I was watching the Guitar Player ep last night, and tho we have discussed and re-discussed the "electric" guitar on the sound track, I spotted something ELSE that I never noticed before...I believe it is the only episode where we see Andy actually wear his JP robe. You can see it on him as he talks to Bobby Fleet about the fines, and then you actually see him remove it and fold it after all is said and done!
Anyone else ever notice?
G-F--you are a bird in this world, a bird in this world! haha
May God bless,

August 29, 2012 - Msg 90020:
See it here, cue timebar to 12:00

August 29, 2012 - Msg 90021: I do believe you're on to something BIG! (:

August 29, 2012 - Msg 90022: Romeena Miss Sherry just loved the micro taters..she would load them up!..well hey MDC,Ph,possum,Boo,Rev,Chuch,Maude and Lucy!..well gang I get off here at work at 6am and off till NEXT Thu..our annual 5 camper labor day camping trip to the lake...this yr will be in Honor of Miss Sherry...she will be with us from above!her kids and family will be staying with me..will be pulling out Thu morning in a convoy blowing horns in her honor!...sure need this break...things so different for me but will fe fine with prayers...well prayers for all in the storms path..any porchsters? in ga will just be getting some rain till mid day thu...ok..will check in later today...b-fast will be scrambled egg sandwiches on lite toast...OJ...peace to all and prayers!..signed"SPOT"

August 29, 2012 - Msg 90023:
That's great Spot, have lots of fun Buddy!


August 29, 2012 - Msg 90024:
Morning porch family....rain rain:)

Just got back from getting the motorhome I've got to re-stock it for my next tour. Got a concert tonight (local) then head out Friday morning.

Spot....glad you're going on a much needed camping trip. Enjoy buddy!

Well better get moving....ya'll have a Jesus filled day.
Love and prayers

August 29, 2012 - Msg 90025: Good morning, porch! Today is a physical therapy day, so have to get out there in a bit. Three days a week is really a drag, but I guess it's helping. I've still got a lot of strengthening to do, though. Just can't stay on my feet for any length of time before the muscles start to cramp and burn.

Spot, I'm just in awe of the strength and faith you're showing. I know you're hurting, and missing her so much, but you honor her with your attitude. What an example for all of us! I know the time seems long before you will see her again, but to her, it's just the blink of an eye. I try to remember that too. My Dale has been gone sixteen years now, but I will see him again. That's what keeps me going, and I know it's the same for you. Blessings, my friend.

A couple of my friends from work contacted me, and wanted to take me to breakfast on Saturday morning, after they get off work. I accepted, but offered to make a simple breakfast here instead. They accepted, but left the choice of gong out or cooking up to me. I think I'll cook some Aunt Hazel bacon, and make some pancakes and have a bowl of fruit, and some juice. That way, we can sit out in the sunroom and eat, and relax, and not have the busy-ness of a restaurant to intrude on our visit. One of the girls is Nigerian, and is a very picky eater, but I think she'll eat pancakes. I can't remember if she eats bacon or not, but if she doesn't, it's not a religious thing, it would be her taste. The other one eats anything, like me. I'm looking forward to a visit with them, they're both lovely people.

Well, guess I'd better go feed Toye Starr, then get ready to head out north. It's 8 miles to where my therapy is done, so that's sixteen miles round trip, or about one gallon of gas in my car. It gets about seventeen in town. That's at least 3.50 a trip (more or less), three days a week, so conservatively, it's $40 a month! That's almost as much as I spend on gas aside from those trips. My gasoline bill is usually about $50-55 each month. Humph! Sure wish they had a location closer to me. Eight miles doesn't seem like much to some people, but it's doubling the miles going on my car. Oh well. It is what it is.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

August 29, 2012 - Msg 90026: Therapy is very "therapitic." (:

August 29, 2012 - Msg 90027: first prayers for all affected by issac on saturday i have planned a big family and friends cook out and we are suppose to get around 6 inches of rain. that should be an eat and run affair . ha.... at least it should be easy to wash the dishes afterwards? i hope everyone is doing ok. i was going to play the bongos but like barney they will be disappointed but leave with a grateful heart i didnt play. should we spike the punch so everyone will leave with a merry heart. have a great evening. pappa bear

August 29, 2012 - Msg 90028: That's great about the camping trip, SPOT. Be thinking of us, too...wish we could be there with you.

Boy, pancakes sound really good, Romeena...maybe we will have breakfast for dinner tonight. I spent all day in Corpus today running errands and the temperature was 102! Sean had to go and get the title to Dad's van and I had to find curriculum to begin Erin's piano lessons. Made a little tript to Hobby Lobby for some things, too. We met Bruce for lunch at Scholtszkty' good. Erin spent the day with St. Susan and worked on schoolwork there. I was over there early cause mom had a little TIA or something and it scared Susan. She is fine, though. I guess it is just going to happen from time to time. My mom just keeps ticking no matter what.

Wanted to check in since I wasn't able to this morning. I think I will let Bruce feed Bernie and his harem, and Thelma Lou today. I don't want to do it in this heat.


August 29, 2012 - Msg 90029: Boo, Just don't let Bernie try to talk Bruce into going to the Kit Kat Club! All it will do is just get him into trouble..haha
Breakfast for Dinner? "That's just what I was thinking"...Really!...Did you guys get any rain from Issac? @ 102 degrees sounds like not..G-F..

August 29, 2012 - Msg 90030: No rain...not a drop, G-F and it was 100 degrees at 6pm and last i looked at 8pm it was 98 degrees. It feels Phoenix weather! It has something to do with Hurrican Issac pushing an area of high pressure down on us and it brought the heat from Arizona with it, I guess! Horrid. Tomorrow is going to be even worse. I am staying the house.


August 29, 2012 - Msg 90031: Boo, everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. (: MDC

August 30, 2012 - Msg 90032:
Just got back from the concert...went great!
Everyone have a good night and see ya'll at breakfast.
Love and prayers

August 30, 2012 - Msg 90033: great seeing everyone again rev, boo, ro, asa, spot, chuck, frankie and all our porch friends. the brown truck is loaded with ham, bacon sasuage, eggas to order, hot cakes with maple syrup. toast, honey and jelly, grits, omlets, hash browns. have a g reat day.... pappa bear

August 30, 2012 - Msg 90034: PB...Just go East on Interstate 70 to Interstate 77 North to Canton exit & I'll meet ya there! Hope ya don't mind, but I put a little maple syrup on my grits. I know it ain't right but I lik em' that way....G-F..

August 30, 2012 - Msg 90035: gf= be at your cutoff in about an hour. i hope barney isnt running a speed trap out on the highway. i would hate to get a ticket from a guy wearing googles. hey to mdc. pappa bear

August 30, 2012 - Msg 90036: Howdy, porch. Just got back from the surgery center (yet again) but this time it was very minor. For years, I've had a little benign lipoma on my left shoulder, never bothered me, just minded its own business. About a month ago, it started getting tender, then grew larger and very firm, turned red and hot - in other words, it was inflamed. The doc gave me a course of antibiotics, but it didn't go away. So, this morning, I checked into the surgery center and he put me under mild sedation, shot it up with lidocaine, and cut it out. I've got an incision about three inches long, and at least an inch deep, all sutured up. That'll show that doggone lump! Anyway, after I came out of the sedation, Eloise and I went to Corner Bakery for lunch, then back home. What would I do without her?? She stayed to make sure I'm okay, then went home a few minutes ago. Now I'm feeling sleepy, think I'll just get a little nap. Blessings, all. --Romeena

August 30, 2012 - Msg 90037: PB, Ya gotta watch out for those "Ohio Smokey Bears" it would cost ya more tha a "Check-Point Chickie" They are tough on us in the Buckeye State..haha...G-F

August 30, 2012 - Msg 90038: Hope you heal quickly, Ro. You certainly have been poked, cut and prodded more than your fair share recently.

Sorry I haven't had as much time to check in since home school began...just been a busy week.

Susan says mom is a little bit more dizzy than usual since the spell she had yesterday. I am wondering if it might have something to do with the antibiotic she has been on. My mind is foggy but it seems like somewhere in my memory I remember antibiotics doing that to some elderly folks.

I'm working on some "projects" that I will share more about later, but need the Lord's direction in where to get involved in giving. Prayers appreciated. Love ya ALL!

Still hotter than a well-diggers something-or-other...(what was that again Asa?), maybe that was colder not hotter.


August 30, 2012 - Msg 90039: mdc- got your letter by pony express. thanks. pappa bear

August 30, 2012 - Msg 90040:
Pappa-other than the month of Sundays it took to get there, it's the best 45 cents I've spent in a long time! ha Do you like the old neon signs?
BOO-When do you start up the rehab preachin'?
RO- all the best, gettin old can be the-----, but who's complainin'? haha
prayers friends,

August 31, 2012 - Msg 90041: Thanks, Asa. --Romeena

August 31, 2012 - Msg 90042: No Romeena. Thank you. ;)


August 31, 2012 - Msg 90043: gol od morning everyone. did anyone get afected by issac ?? prayers for all that were affected. mdc- i loved the articles neon signs bring back a lot of memories . good to see you auh20 and everyone. the brown truck loaded ,, sausagebring doughnuts, country ham, bacon sausage, omlets, coffee, orange juice, soft drinks. happy birthday ro. your not getting older just better. hs. wishing everyone a happy labor day weekend. pappa bear

August 31, 2012 - Msg 90044: Morning....YAWN...glad its Friday because its been a long week (a good one, though). Thankfully that dreadful heat that was hanging over us moved on yesterday and the wind began to blow from the southeast again...a wonderful, balmy breeze off the water and it was still hot during the day but bearable and by evening I was able to sit on the porch swing comfortably again. :)

Better finish this coffee and get going.


"Wanna buy a ship in a bottle?".....I think its time for another quote-a-thon. :)

August 31, 2012 - Msg 90045: "If you ain't where you are, you're no place." - Col. Sherman T. Potter

I know, it's not a TAGS quote, but it's a good one. It has steadied me a time or two, and likely will again. --Romeena

August 31, 2012 - Msg 90046: "Ladies & Gentleman, take my advise...Pull down your pants and slide on the ice!"..Dr. Sydney Friedman..M*A*S*H....

August 31, 2012 - Msg 90047: HAHA...I guess someone was too shy to sign their name to that one. I wish I could think of some MASH qoutes but it has been years since I watched it. The only one that comes to mind is: "Frank...Burns...eats...worms. Repeat after me...Frank...Burns...eats...worms.."


August 31, 2012 - Msg 90048: Boo...I forgot, not shy. When I retire I will use that one as I walk out the door!...haha..

As we discussed before Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzel wrote alot for M*A*S*H too, so alot of 1 liners have a common thread..Col. Potter had a good one about danc'in whith a bow legged woman but I can't remember how it went. And as he slipped on the horse poo he said it was like tip-toeing thru the tulips...G-F...( I think they called Frank Burns "Ferret face" too!

August 31, 2012 - Msg 90049:
GF--Everett and Jim also wrote for the Real McCoys. I get that show on METV and saw their names at the end. Also Howard Morris directed some shows like Get Smart.
At dad's right now, he's doing good today.
God bless America! There's hope! (:

August 31, 2012 - Msg 90050: I think I mentioned before that I had caught a few eps of The Real McCoys and loved it...pretty funny stuff, actually. I sure wish TVLand or MeTV would show it.

G-F, when I was in high school, I never missed MASH and then in my 20's I watched it in syndication almost every night at 11pm. On one of our local stations, for years they would show Cheers at 10:30 and MASH at 11. Bruce and I watched it nearly every night, then they started showing Seinfeld instead of MASH.

Well, its 5pm and I am still doing laundry. These front load washers take longer than top loaders and it seems to take all day to wash three or four loads. After this bunch in the washer now, I am done for the day, though.

It was 100 degrees today but we do have a breeze so we can tolerate it.

TGIF. :)


"How did that big old foot...all of it, fit in my mouth?"~Andy

August 31, 2012 - Msg 90051: "My Cousin Goober may be ugly but he ain't stupid"
-Gomer Pyle
"Your car needs spark plugs, it's a 8 cylinder sooo it will need 8."
-Gomer Pyle

MDC..The other day I was watching "Pride of the Yankees", I had forgotten Walter Brennan was in that Clasic. Speaking of the McCoys I had also forgotten Richard Crenna was in it too. He went on to direct some Andy episodes before he hooked up with Rambo.

As far as Get Smart you should have said: "Would you Believe?"...Howard Morris directed some episodes?..Then "Would you believe?" G-F thought Agent 99 was a sharp looking Chick? (I think that was the lingo we used back in those days?)..
Kookie, Kookie lend me your comb!!! G-F.....

August 31, 2012 - Msg 90052: G F sendding the guy what the whitejack for you.


August 31, 2012 - Msg 90053: MDC....Don't forget,....."Car 54 Where Are You? "Toody/Muldoon". Go on YouTube and type Joe E.Ross for the song "ooh,ooh it will bring back memories...My Dad liked that show he said my Grandma sounded like Toody..She always would say ooh,ooh, when she was nervous...ooh,ooh, the kids were playing to close to the road, ooh,ooh, they are playing to rough, ooh,ooh. (Mom would get mad when he would call her Toody! (MIL)
I think I got the funny gene from Dad and not from Mom? They BOTH taught me many life lessons!
"Blame it all on my Roots"......G-F....

September 01, 2012 - Msg 90054: There's a holdup in the Bronx,
Brooklyn's broken out in fights,
There's a traffic jam in Harlem
that's backed up to Jackson Heights,
There's a scout troop short a child,
Kruschev's due at Idlewild,
Car 54 where are you?

I did that all from memory
from Poor Horatio

September 01, 2012 - Msg 90055: From that same episode, Boo: Frank Burns(Teaching those Koreans English) - "Get us out of the U.N." (Frank was right about that one.)

Well folks, I hope you are all doing fine. I could be better, myself. It is about 12:30am, and I am still up, with no end to my "up-ness" in sight. You see, recently I broke one of my back molars, and today was the day I had it taken out. The procedure itself wasn't that bad, as the doctor told me it wouldn't. It is just when I got home and the novocaine wore off that it got a little less comfortable.
I guess I should look on the bright side; I once had two of my wisdom teeth taken out when I was much younger, and that was during the summer as well, but the difference there was that my family didn't have air conditioning. And it was hot. So that pain, combined with the heat, was not a very good recipe for healing.
I actually didn't get the IV sedation for this one, after I talked it over with the doctor, and I just took the local. I sometimes think I should have been knocked out, not because of any pain or anything, because like I said, it wasn't that bad during, even though he had a really tough time getting part of the tooth out. But rather because now I can remember hearing all that cracking of the tooth and stuff. But silly me, I had to be a man and tough it out. ;)
So if any of you nurses or mothers, or fathers, have a good remedy for a jaw that feels like you just got hit by a sledge hammer, I am all ears. I sure am not all teeth. Well, not anymore. :)
Doctor gave me some supposedly strong pain reliever, but maybe I am immune to them, because they don't work that good.

Well, I am going to try to eat some ice cream, and then maybe watch some tv. Yep, that's what I am going to do. Eat some ice cream, and watch some tv.
I think the only way I may get to sleep tonight is when I just get so tired I just fall over.

Goodnight all. Though I may visit again through the night.

-Sterling Holobyte