September 01, 2012 - Msg 90056: PH,..ooh,ooh,Car54 where are you? Good job on remembering the opening lines...I had to look them up. Did ya pull up the song?

SH...Since ya can't sleep pull up the ooh,ooh, song it's funny, it might help to take your mind off the pain..Eat some ice cream, watch some TV,
"For the love of Pete, JUST DO IT!"...haha
(By the way TOM, the guys in the white suits know my address already) They just have to drive down from Cleveland...haha

September 01, 2012 - Msg 90057: Clean Shaweeeep!! (sorta like everybody has been doing to the Indians this year)...

September 01, 2012 - Msg 90058: What's the "ooh ooh" song, G-F?

Nice sweeping by the way!

-Sterling Holobyte

September 01, 2012 - Msg 90059: good morning everyone. nice clean porch this morning. today my porch me to ivy porch has five to seven inches of rain forecasted.for my cookout. but wont my porch look good. have a great day .... pappa bear

September 01, 2012 - Msg 90060: Good to see you, Sterling. Sorry about the tooth situation. I had all four wisdom teeth out under local when I was in my late 20's. I do remember the "cracking" and one of the teeth was hard to get out but it wasn't bad. As a nurse, I was more nervous about anesthesia than pain so went with the local. Mine didn't hurt bad afterward like your's. I guess I was lucky but I remember I couldn't take the pain med because it made me sick so just took tylenol. Hope you are healed up quickly without complications.

Woke up early, as usual...I was so looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday morning but my internal clock just won't let me, darn it.

Better finish the coffee. I'm going to visit a nearby farmer's market this morning and see if there is anything worth buying to can. See ya all later.


September 01, 2012 - Msg 90061: Good morning, porch! Sterling, my best suggestion would be an ice pack to help dull the pain. Ice works wonders. When my back was hurting so bad, ice helped. I can't take pain meds, not at all, or I will throw up food I haven't eaten yet, so even after neck surgery and then back surgery, all I had was Tylenol. I couldn't even take Advil, as the surgeon didn't want to suppress the inflammatory process, since that sort of jumpstarts bone growth. So - try a couple of Tylenol and an ice pack. Should help!

Two of my nurse friends from work came by this morning, and I made breakfast for them. Just pancakes and bacon, and some cantaloupe and juice - all easy, no trouble. We had a good visit. Sounds like things are still a mess at work, more nurses have left, the L&D manager left and our mom-baby manager is covering. She's spread too thin, and things are not going well. Makes me glad I'm on medical leave. I hope things have settled down by the time I go back.

Well, I'm needing a nap. I was up at 6:30, which is very early for me. Guess I'll go tidy up the kitchen, and then crash somewhere. Blessings, all! --Romeena

September 01, 2012 - Msg 90062: Sterling, Refere back to my post #90053 it's from "Car 54 where are you?"....G-F....

September 01, 2012 - Msg 90063: G F your brain is out looking for a new home

September 01, 2012 - Msg 90064: Romeena, I think the girls just need a "Mother Figure" to keep them on task...Just don't you hurry yourself as you are on the mend...Sloow down take it easy..."What's your hurry?"...

Funny one TOM, Maybe I'll look for a place atop a Mtn. in WVA? been there, beautiful! I think that is where Patch Adams had his clinic?
I think I'd fit right in there?...G-F....

September 01, 2012 - Msg 90065: G F not


September 02, 2012 - Msg 90066: Ok, G-F. I have to admit, I've never seen "Car 54 where are you?" but I will have to check that out on youtube.

Thanks for the suggestions. I found a site called "AVVO" where you can ask questions and then doctors registered there can answer you. It is quite helpful. I took some ibuprofen and that helped. More than the pain reliever the oral surgeon gave me. I was finally able to sleep more than one hour today.

And yep, that ice does help, thank you Romeena.

You had all four wisdom teeth taken out with a local, Boo? You're braver than I am. When I had mine out(for some reason, I was born with only two wisdom teeth. I guess I am not that wise.), I had the IV sedative. Yeah, I was apprehensive about it, but it was worth it then. I felt absolutely no pain whatsoever, even a long time after the procedure, and it seemed like it took only seconds for them to take them out.

I contrast that with this time when I took only the local, and it seemed to take forever. Not much pain, but I actually got bored with it taking so long. :)

Yeah Ro, like G-F said, "what's your hurry?" You should put on a relaxing band concert or something. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

September 02, 2012 - Msg 90067:
HI ALL, such goings on, wow. Speaking of pills and all, it seems to me I was watching an ep of some show a while back and one guy says that he took some "horse" pills but that they didnt do any good, and the other guy says, "Of course not,ya ninny, they're suppositories!' haha
Well, Tex and me are gonna run away for a while...
God bless America,

September 02, 2012 - Msg 90068: Hey, MDC, nice to see you. And... ewwww! ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

September 02, 2012 - Msg 90069: Good morning, porch! Looks like everyone is up and at 'em this fine day. I got a very good night's sleep, in fact slept right through getting up for church, so am just hanging out with Toye Starr this morning. I'm sitting here at my window, looking out at the beauty God has crafted out there, and feeling like it's just all for me! I think that's how He wants us to feel, that He loves us individually and sends us personal gifts, like my Angel Face roses blooming so beautifully out there, and the little hummer that comes and hovers in front of my window, looking in at me.

Sterling, I'm glad the ice helped, and yes, Ibuprofen often works better than the narcotic pills. That's because it gets at the cause of the problem - the swelling and inflammation - and reduces them, which of course decreases the pain. Narcotic pills just dull the pain briefly, and then you're back where you started. Besides, they make me so sick that I'd just rather hurt.

MDC, your joke about the "horse pills" reminds me of a story that actually happened years ago, at work. We're all adults here, so I guess I can tell it. As we know, yeast infections can be very annoying, particularly when they afflict those of the female persuasion. You girls know what I mean. Well, yeast can attack other places as well, and men are not immune. We had a young male patient who was being treated for a bad bacterial pneumonia, so was on high-powered antibiotics. Those antibiotics kill off the bad bugs, but they also kill the beneficial bacteria that inhabit us, which normally keep things such as yeast at bay. Kill those bugs, and yeast gets a foothold. That's what happened to my patient, and he had a raging yeast infection in his mouth, similar to the "thrush" that babies often develop. Well, his doc prescribed those little almond-shaped anti-fungal tablets that girls sometimes have to use to kill off a yeast infection. No, you don't swallow them. You just leave them in the area of yeast contamination and let them dissolve, so he was told to use the tablet by allowing it to melt in his mouth. Well, some idiot nurse told that man what those tablets are usually used for, and he went ballistic. He yelled and screamed, demanded to see his doctor, accused us of poisoning him with "filthy tablets" and was totally unreasonable. He threatened malpractice suits, tried to throw up, just completely acted like a horse's patoot. His doctor finally came in and calmed him down, and let him think he was changing his medication. Actually, he just had us dissolve the tablet in water, and have him swish-and-spit several times a day with the "mouthwash", and the guy was happy. His yeast infection cleared up, too!

Well, I have some pancake batter left over from yesterday morning, and the griddle is still out, so I think I'll go make me some pancakes. There will still be batter left, so maybe I'll bake it all, and share with the backyard critters. Maybe I'll put a few chopped pecans in them, too. I'll certainly put them in mine! Blessings, friends! --Romeena

September 02, 2012 - Msg 90070: ...and if a catcher throws the ball to second for the third out, "there will also be a batter left." haha OK, a long stretch for a joke. (:

September 02, 2012 - Msg 90071: but who would steal second with two outs?

September 02, 2012 - Msg 90072: All I can say about that story, Ro, is "Ewww"...not because of the usual course of treatment they are used for, but because I'll but the medicine tasted bad while melting in the mouth. I would have taken it though because thrush in one's mouth can be a very miserable thing. I remember Sean getting it once when he was little, after a strong antibiotic and we let his swish his mouth with lidocaine before trying to eat or drink anything...poor little guy was miserable and it looked so painful. His gums even got so red and bled.

Well, preachin' was good. I just ate a sandwich and am going to lie down for awhile and then Bruce and I are going to take a drive somewhere and just enjoy some time together on our anniversary.

Talk to you all later! :)


September 02, 2012 - Msg 90073: Happy Anniversary Boo...Are you guys gonna drive to the Local Duck Pond?? I hear the ducks are nice,real nice this time of the year ;) G-F

O' you Nurses and your ya could write a book of 'em!...

September 02, 2012 - Msg 90074: Hi All.
It trun out to be a nice day hot to, it start out raining day.
Boo HAPPY ANNIVERSARY you two have a good time.
And stay away from the Duck Pond because the bat and mosi are out I think G F want you guy to be eatin .
Rom no it was not Don who did my roof, the guy was from freedom southern baptist church.
G F cleveland a plum .


September 02, 2012 - Msg 90075: Thanks TOM and G-F. No, we didn't go to the duck pond, just for a drive in the country. It was a nice evening. Sean is at work and Erin is staying the night with her cousin so it is very quiet around here....I am ready for Sean to get home. He has to work pretty late on the weekends.

Well, hope you all had a peaceful Sunday. :)


September 03, 2012 - Msg 90076:

September 03, 2012 - Msg 90077: Happy Anniversary, Boo. I'm glad you and Bruce were able to get away for a little drive. That was a favorite thing for me and Dale - just a peaceful drive in the country, down little farm roads and lanes - I miss those drives. In the spring, he could always find the most beautiful fields of bluebonnets!

Well, it's late, I'm tired, and headed for bed. See y'all in the morning! --Romeena

September 03, 2012 - Msg 90078: Romeena, That's because... "EVERYTHINGS BETTER WITH BLUE BONNET ON IT"...G-F...

September 03, 2012 - Msg 90079: Happy Anniversary Boo and Bruce. How many years Boo?


September 03, 2012 - Msg 90080: Hi All.
HOPE everyone is having a safl labor day.


September 03, 2012 - Msg 90081: Thanks...been married 18 years, but together 23 years. He's a keeper. :)

Well, I have been keep Labor Day in an untraditional way and am working around here trying to get caught up from the weekend and ready for another day of school with the kids tomorrow.


September 03, 2012 - Msg 90082: Happy Anniversary,Boo!

Ro, that was some story- LOL

Happy Labor Day to all! Let's head over to Spotty's doghouse for a big Labor Day bash while he's out of town.. heh heh heh

MDC,stop by the Morrison sister's place for some of that celebrating elixir,ok?!

Asa,bring yer bongos!

possum under a rock

possum under a rock

September 03, 2012 - Msg 90083: Huh? Guess I'm chewing my cabbage twice today!

possum again

September 03, 2012 - Msg 90084: Just how many possums under a rock do we have today ? Looks like a whole Army of 'em.

Boo, That's just what my neighbor said to me while I was outside painting on labor day. I have been pecking away on it in between rain & the heat for the last two weeks..almost done.

Romeena, Let me tell you the story about a Nurse friend of mine who was working the ER one night when a women brought her cheating Husband in for treatment...Let's just say, Super Glue was involved! Kinda hate even thinkin about it, OUCH!Let's say I think he should have learned his lesson..I'm sure you & Boo have alot more wacky ones...Ya'll don't labor to much today...

September 03, 2012 - Msg 90085: Now G F why would go and do something like that for you no there is no way to undo that!


September 03, 2012 - Msg 90086: Wife + cheating husband + super glue = DEVASTATION!


September 03, 2012 - Msg 90087: :-O O-O-O-O-O-O--CH!!!

September 03, 2012 - Msg 90088: Oh, G-F, that's funny! I love stories about mistreated wives who get revenge. Never needed revenge myself, but if I had, you can bet I would have gotten it. I can't stand a bully, and I love to see them get their come-uppance. Reminds me of one of our respiratory therapists who told what her grandma did. Seems grandpa came in roaring drunk one time too many, knocked her around some and passed out drunk across the bed. Grandma picked herself up off the floor and quietly got a large upholstery needle and some very strong thread. She folded the bedspread over him, then sewed the thing together so he was encased like in a cocoon. It took about an hour, with him snoring away. Then she got a broom handle and proceeded to beat the snot out of him. He passed out again, she cut the thread and put the bedspread back in place. He woke up the next morning with no clear memory of what had happened, but wondering about all the bruises. Grandma just told him he was raving about being in a bar fight when he got home, so she guessed he must have gotten beaten up. He never knew for sure, but he never came in drunk or raised a hand to her again. Whatever works, I guess.

Yes, I could tell some hospital stories, and I know Boo could as well. Most of them are a bit too indelicate for this forum, so maybe I will write that book someday.

I spent the evening at Eloise's - we had burgers and hotdogs, and she made ice cream. Yum! Now I'm home, and ready for some TV and a cuddle with Toye Starr, then off to bed. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

September 03, 2012 - Msg 90089:
Hamlin takes two in a row! We havent mentioned nascar in quite a while.
When I was young, Tuesday after labor day was always THE start of school. Nowadays, all the back to school stuff is already off the shelves, and, yes, you guessed it... halloween stuff is ALREADY coming out!!! AAAGH!
Hey to possum and all!

September 04, 2012 - Msg 90090: Ro, I can't believe it!! mom's grandmother did the exact same thing to her husband once for the same reason...Maybe it was something women did in those days! hehe

Super Glue is bad but what Lorena Bobbit did was worse. The guy should count his blessings.

Made waffles for everyone this morning and now time to start school...see ya later.


September 04, 2012 - Msg 90091: Oh, and yes I could share some stories but they wouldn't be appropriate for the porch. Most of them aren't funny, just pretty terrible so I don't even like to think about them. Its pretty sad the situations people get themselves into and then have to face the humiliation of getting medical treatmetn.


September 04, 2012 - Msg 90092: Here's a funny one for you, Ro. We once had a patient come in to the labor unit and she had a very unusual tattoo that covered her private area. It said, "Hello Sunny" and we all tried to ignore it. Finally one of the bolder nurses just had to ask about it. The patient said she got it before the birth of her first baby, who's name is Sunny. HAHA...can you imagine?!


September 04, 2012 - Msg 90093: Omigosh, Boo, that's hilarious! Just follow that thought on out - the possibilities are endless! First of all, obviously the newborn couldn't read, so the whole thing was pointless anyway, at that time. So then, after the child grows up and learns to read - is she going to show her the tattoo?? I hope not! Good grief! The things people do! Tattoos in general just baffle me. I know, lots of people have them, and that's their right, and even I don't mind a discreet, tasteful tattoo, if it has some special meaning. But a sunflower that covers some girl's entire abdomen? A Zodiac that does the same thing? "Hello Sunny"? Do these people not realize that they're going to be old someday, God willing, and that tattoo isn't going to be quite so charming on a flabby, wrinkled old body? Actually, I guess they don't. I know when I was young, I thought I would always be slim, and strong, and creaky joints would never afflict me. Who knew?

The view from my window this morning is so pretty. Roses - which should have been pruned, but weren't - are blooming anyway. Little Angel Face is trying to cover itself with blooms, even though it has some long and lanky unpruned canes. Determined little thing, Angel Face. Mr. Lincoln has at least twelve spectacular blooms, on long stems, typical of that rose. I could cut them and make a beautiful bouquet for the house, but I really enjoy them more when they're left on the bush. Double Delight is starting to pop, and out front, Cinco de Mayo and Our Lady of Guadalupe are blooming. Some snapdragons that I thought had succumbed to the heat have perked up and decided to bloom again. Out behind the pond, some chives I had planted a few years ago have multiplied and right now have sent up two-foot-tall stalks with a big fluffy white bloom head on top. I didn't realize chives would spread like that, but they have. I need to dig some of it out, and confine it to one area. Who needs a whole garden of chives? Sure is nice to cut some of it and snip it onto a baked potato, though! It's really good if you melt a little butter in a small pan over low heat, snip the chives into the butter, add a little fresh dill and some chopped garlic, maybe some chopped basil, and soften the herbs in the warm butter, then pour it over your potato. Or over just about anything, for that matter. It makes a quick and very tasty sauce/glaze for lots of things. Great stirred into green peas, especially the frozen ones, not so much the canned kind.

Well, I'm making myself hungry! Guess what I'll be having for dinner tonight, along with two burger patties I brought home from Eloise's last night. There were six left over, so I left them four and brought two home, we'll all have a good dinner tonight. I'll warm those patties in a little steak sauce, and make my herb glaze to go over a veggie, and I have three ears of corn. I'll cook all three, eat maybe one and a half, and cut the remainder off the cob for another meal. Cut corn, warmed in a little butter, with salt and pepper and a dollop of sour cream added, is just delish! Being alone, I cook in small amounts (finally - it took years to get used to it) and I have some tiny pans, one is a skillet about four inches in diameter. You'd be amazed at how handy that little pan is!

Well, I need to take Toye Starr to Dr. Mike - she needs a pawdicure, and I'm entirely too chicken to cut her nails myself. I can remove staples and sutures from a patient, change the dressing on horrendous wounds, but I can't clip my dog's nails. Go figure. So, off we go. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

September 04, 2012 - Msg 90094: Ro, someone sent me a cartoon just yesterday that shows and old woman saying, "Young woman, that butterfly on you lower back is going to be a bat in your crack when you're my age." HAHAHAAA


September 04, 2012 - Msg 90095: There ya go Boo. Bats are just plain WRONG! :)


September 04, 2012 - Msg 90096:
Again with the bats already! (:

September 04, 2012 - Msg 90097:
Mornin honeys and dears. At my dad's today, and someone set the screen for super large print, and being a guest here i"ll leave it be, but my goodness, there's only about 10 huge letters on the screen. OK a bit of an exaggeration!
Well, charlotte is chock full, and I don't mean charlotte tucker! haha
Prayers for all.

September 04, 2012 - Msg 90098: Hoooohahahaha! Boo, and Asa, you two are hilarious!I love it!

Just got back from taking Toye Starr for her pawdicure. Dr. Mike said she didn't have toenails, she had talons, and he was right. Her nails hadn't been clipped in about three months. The back ones were very short, didn't need clipping (they're her "drivers" and she keeps them worn down), but the front ones were veeery long! She was so nervous when we got there, that she pooped on herself, the little twit. Now, THAT

September 04, 2012 - Msg 90099: Oh, shoot! I hate when that happens. Anyway, to continue - Now, that was a delight! The little poo was caught in the long hair on her tail and hiney. It wasn't a lot, but it was enough! I got some tissues and pulled most of it off, then wet a paper towel and washed what I could. Then Dr. Mike came in, grabbed some scissors and cut away the rest of the soiled hair - said he was "clearing a drop zone" for her. He's a hoot. I've known Mike for nearly forty years, and he's taken care of my dogs for at least thirty of those years. He really has a way with animals, I've seen him calm a nervous dog, even a fear-biter like my daughter's dog was, and handles them with ease. Starr is fine when he's in the room, but she gets very nervous in the waiting room. I don't know if she can smell the fear of other animals, or what, but this isn't the first time she has disgraced herself. Poor little thing. All is well now, though. She's home, with pretty toes, and is curled up in her favorite cuddle bed.

BATS! (There, that was for Asa.)

Blessings! --Romeena

September 04, 2012 - Msg 90100: Funny one about the "bat" "tat" Boo, I've been thinking there will be a big demand fot tattoo removal when this "fad" is not so cool anymore!
I got an IDEA... All I have to do is get the formula from Opie, the disapearing kind of ink he used on the contract with Brisco to marry Angelinea!
It's gotta work they wouldn't lie in Mayberry would they? I'd make more money than selling Salve...Who wants in on ground floor of this investment? I wouldn't even make ya audition or anything like that!....

On a serious note...On the iMayberry Monday night pod-cast, there's a guy who goes by "Jelsic", he was in a bad auto accident in Atlanta. Please keep him in your prayers, he is in for a long recovery....G-F...

September 05, 2012 - Msg 90101:
I really missed not having the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon aired in Phoenix this year. I have watched it and contributed to it for so many years, but now it has been re-named and re-marketed. Here is a neat tribute to Jerry Lewis from
I think it really sums up well what an amazing task this was each year!!! It's worth a watch. God bless 'im.
Nite all,

September 05, 2012 - Msg 90102: I think I'll start a " Get Asa A Bat Tat" fund- LOL

Y'all wanna chip in?!

Yep,if we raise enough money we can get him a nice one tattooed right above his tool belt line!

possum under a rock

September 05, 2012 - Msg 90103: Hey gang I was studying on Possums "Bat Tat" for Asa fund, If he gets a "Bat Tat", as he gets older does it turn into a butterfly then? In reference to Boo's post #90094..Just a thought...

September 05, 2012 - Msg 90104: good morning everyone .... just think only about 110 days till christmas.... ho. ho. ho. been busy at the shop. sending prayers for all in need. pappa bear

September 05, 2012 - Msg 90105: Umm..I'll have to put a bucket on my head & take a think about that,G-F!

Hey, help me clean up the doghouse- Spotty's back!!

Y'all have a great day- love to all.

possum again

September 05, 2012 - Msg 90106: Hi All.
Nice day no raine right now but by tonight we will get it.
Possum how the job going by some good suff.
G F bat are uesd for baseball player.
and just come out at night
beside are you going in the cave for the bat?


September 05, 2012 - Msg 90107:
With all this talk about bats, I was wondering if you folks can help me with a partial memory from my childhood. We were on vacation somewhere in the US when we stopped at a large open area. There we noticed a wooden box shaped enclosure mounted at the top of a very long flight of stairs. The large lettered sign stated something like COME SEE THE YELLOW BATS. Well I remembered seeing pictures of Western Yellow Bats in school. So I had to climb those stairs and see them in person. There must have been at least 100 steps to climb, so I was out of breath when I reached the top. But when I looked through the slotted opening, I was both surprised and upset. All I could see was a bunch of yellow baseball bats inside the enclosure!
Does anyone remember this tourist attraction and where it is located?

from Poor Horatio

September 05, 2012 - Msg 90108:
MDC, I hear ya about Jerry Lewis. What that man did for raising money to fight muscular dystrophy is truly phenomenal.
My absolute most favorite telethon moment occurred back in 1976. Before watching the video, here is a little background information. Up through 1956, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin were a very popular comedy team. Then something happened in 1956 and they split up. In fact, they didn't even talk to each other for a long time. Then this tender moment happened 20 years later during the 1976 telethon ...

from Poor Horatio

September 05, 2012 - Msg 90109: happy late anniaversary boo. just pappa bear

September 05, 2012 - Msg 90110: Hey gang im back! back late mon...just was not the same without Miss Sherry...the lady of one couple that goes with us cried all weekend...we all gather to eat all meals of the couples hubby is a Preacher so he prays and she just BUSTED out every time he mentioned her name....he stoped the last day....BUT she would wanted this way....just a little rain and we hit the beach too...thanks for looking after the dogs house....well let me real the post....prayers....SPOT

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90111: Welcome back home Spot. That must be hard to go and do the things you are accustomed to doing together. I hope and pray your spirits will be lifted buddy. Hang in there.


September 06, 2012 - Msg 90112: Oh, Spotty. My heart just aches for you. I know what you're going through, and I admire your strength and faith. You're not alone, God will stay by your side through it all. Just keep the faith, and know that we're praying for you. As I've said many times, I can tell you - it never gets easy, but it does get less hard. Blessings! --Romeena

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90113: I really admire you, SPOT. You are pressing on with life even when it is hard. Come back to the porch as often as you can and keep us aware of how you are doing. You're porch family love you.

I have to share something that happened to me last night that is pretty funny. It was about 9pm and I was on a 2-way highway near the house. It is one of those roads that I don't like to drive on at night because it is narrow and people tend to drive fast and crazy on it. There is also two or three bars on along the road. So there I was being very careful and I see cop lights behind me. I pull over and can't figure out what must be wrong...thinking I might have a break light out or something. Well the cop comes to the passenger side window and asks for my license and insur@nce, which I give him and he says, "Ma'am, have you been drinking?"...."Uh, no, why??"...."Well, you were swerving some and going between 45 and 50 in a 60 zone. Were you aware?"...."No, don't recall swerving at all". He went to the back of the car to get my license and the whole thing was so crazy I couldn't help but sit there and laugh. I have not had a drink since the early 80's! Visions of Otis and Barney flashed before my eyes and I was hoping I wouldn't have to get out and walk a line or close my eyes and touch my nose (or hop up and down on one foot..hehe). Finally the cop came back, handed me my license and told me to be careful. I said something about how I didn't know I was swerving and then he said, "You were driving on the white line and going too slow" (huh?!)... I said "Well, this is a scary road at night" and he mumbled something about wild hogs on the road at night. I just let it go. What he didn't seem to realize is the reason I had swerved over into the shoulder was because some idiot driver in the oncoming lane had swerved over into my lane to pass another driver. How does someone get pulled over for suspected DUI because they are driving safely? was all so crazy. I though you all could appreciate the humor in it. People drive crazy around here, though and you can't be too careful at night. Just the other day a co-worker of my sister-in-law was killed on the highway because of some guy who had road rage and stopped in front of a tractor-trailor, making the tractor-trailor hit his breaks, which caused my SIL's coworker to run into the back of him and he was killed. The guy who caused his death fled the scene but was caught later.

Well, better get back to Erin.


September 06, 2012 - Msg 90114: Funny one Boo!...Ya should have told him you could touch your nose WHILE jumping up & down, and if he really wanted, you would show him how to jump rope too..haha (Did he have a motor cycle too?) Maybe he just needed to run his siren and lights?....Just a thought!! G-F..

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90115: hey there.
G F your favo nfl owr ghas pass away .ART MODELL

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90116: Well TOM, Let's just say I don't think the flags will be at half mast in Cleveland for Art Modell.
Now LeBron James will take over the title "MOST HATED" person to leave Cleveland! Sorry to see the hate run so deep for those guys, but they sorta made their own bed....G-F...

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90117: Will this is a bad day !
just got a called from cleveland that my x s i l pass away this monre.
do not no how i will fine out more tonight or tomorrwr.


September 06, 2012 - Msg 90118: Tom, I'm sorry to read that. Had she been sick?
You have my prayers friend.


September 06, 2012 - Msg 90119: Prayers Tom....SPOT

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90120: Sorry for your loss TOM.....G-F...

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90121: Where has John Masters been...Call out!!

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90122: Tom,I'm sorry for your loss. you & your family will be in my prayers.

possum under a rock

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90123: Boo & Romeena, What's this I'm reading about the speed limit in parts of Texas going up to 85? Ya know if ya give 'em 85 & then they'll go 90 ya give 'em 90 they'll go 100 where does it end?
SPEED, SPEED, SPEED! Gives a whole new meaning to "Pulled Pork" if one of those hogs run out in front of you at those speeds...G-F..

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90124: Good evening, porch. Tom, I'm sorry about your loss. Will pray for you and your family, my friend.

G-F, apparently there is a plan in process to raise the speed limit on certain roads. Here's a link:

There are stretches out in West Texas where you can see for miles, not so much as a bush to obstruct your view, and the roads are straight and flat. High speeds on such roads is not going to be as dangerous as it would be on the average highway, and as I understand it, the new speed limits will be posted only on roads deemed "safe", if there really is such a thing. I have mixed feelings about it. I've been on some of those roads, and have looked down at my speedometer only to be shocked to see it showing 80 or more. I would immediately slow down, and then it felt like I was crawling. Still, a sudden tire failure, or the unexpected appearance of some form of wildlife, and you have a problem. So, I guess we'll just wait and see how it turns out. And yes, your joking comment above may turn out to be prophetic, though at such speeds I think it would be more like "pork patties." There are those who will always exceed the limit, no matter what it is, if their car will produce the speed. You wonder whether there's a limit at all.

Well, I saw a dermatologist this morning about a little swelling I've had on my lower lip, that had me a little concerned. However, she says it's just a tiny clogged duct, and should resolve soon. Actually, it's gotten smaller in the last couple of days, so I think it's going away. With my history, I tend to check things out pretty quickly, don't let something sneak up on me. I trust this doctor, and if she says it's nothing, then that's good enough for me.

Well, got some emails to answer, so off I go. See you good folks tomorrow. Blessings! --Romeena

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90125: OK Gang just when you think you have heard just about enough about bats check out this link: I did not know we used "Bat Bombs in WW2 maybe that is why Asa doesn't like bats..Just a theory!

September 06, 2012 - Msg 90126:
Spot, my prayers are with you friend. Keep hanging in there. I am hanging with my pop,
and praying for everyone. (:
GF- I tried that link and it said that that video was not available. Maybe the bats flew away. ha
PH- I couldnt find anything about the yellow bat tourist trap, but you know in AZ we have "The Thing" tourist trap along I-10! Dont be tricked!
Burma Shave is real, the "thing" is fake! ha
RO- Texas just do everything "bigger!" ha
BOO- why didnt you just tell the cop about the oncoming car? Afterall, he he saw YOU swerve, you think he would have also have seen the idiot coming into your lane!! Strange.
Well, have a good evening all.

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90127: OK, the conventions are over.... and I have decided to vote for the Taylor/Fife ticket! (:

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90128: Well G-F the video wouldn't work for me either. It said to try later, same bat time, same bat station!

We have a section of I-15 in central Utah that is posted at 80 (maybe 85, It's been a while since I've been through there). I'm kind of a stickler to speed limits cause I have a C.D.L. and if I don't have any moving violations I don't have to retest when I renew it. A big incentive to "obey all rules". So I seldom speed, and am always feeling I'm doing 10 to 15 mph slower than the rest of the world. So when driving through there a few years ago I thought it would be fun to stay up with traffic. HA! Big joke. I was doing 80 while everyone else was doing 90. Like Romeena explained, this is a part of the State with little traffic, and fairly straight, although there are some steep inclines, and you really gotta mash down on the old pedal to keep it at 80. But, there are deer in the area that on occasion feel the need to jay walk. There is a stretch of I-15 between Las Vegas and Los Angles that ought to be at least 85 though. Mile after mile of nothingness. And most folks are doing that fast anyway. I know, speed speed speed, that's all I think about.

Possum, how's things going for you? Better I hope. You are still in my prayers.

Been nursing a sore back this week. My doc got me re-aligned, but it takes a few days for the spasms to loosen up.

Prayers for all.


September 07, 2012 - Msg 90129: Mornin' Y'all! Asa,sorry about your back- hope you're on the mend. Thank you for keeping me in your prayers-you're always in mine.

Cake & ice cream on the Porch in honor of Laci,who turns 9 today.

Happy Birthday Laci!

Y'all have a wonderful Friday!

possum under a rock

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90130:
Morning porch family....been busy here on the road. But it's been good. Ten more days before heading home for a week. Looking forward to it. Then I hit the road again for out west.

Gotta catch up on the archives to see if ya'll been behaving.....Have a Jesus filled day!
Love and prayers

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90131:
Happy Birthday Laci.....can't believe she's already 9 years time flies!

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90132: Sorry gang on the video, just type in "Bat Bomb" in the search video box and the proper link shows up...G-F

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90133: Sorry about your back, Asa, maybe you need a lighter tool belt for your act at the Gigolo club, Dear. ;) Bruce came home from work yesterday with the same problem (back trouble, nothing to do with a dance act).

MDC, I remember "The Thing" signs! haha...that is still going on?

Possum, I cannot believe that Laci is already 9 years old! Where on earth does the time go? I hope she has a grand birthday!

Better get going...


PS-Very sorry to hear about your sister-in-law, TOM.

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90134: HEY MDC, Do I got something for you! I ordered my hat & shirt last year. Funny how many comments I get when I wear it! Nip it the Bud! last years Mayberry Days I coulda sold a bunch!....G-F

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90135: Can somebody who knows more about the political process than me explain what that was all about at the dem convention....something I keep hearing about a voice vote being taken and them "boo-ing" God? I don't get what was going on. I watched the video of it but it was confusing.


September 07, 2012 - Msg 90136:
Boo- I'll break our pledge for a moment and say
what happened. They were voting on the "platform" about any reference to God being removed. The chairman was hoping for a magority voice vote to put God back in, but even tho the NOs were louder than the YESes, he still claimed the yeses won, and then the delegates booed because God had been put back in!! Very strange indeed and a sign of the times I'm afraid.!!

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90137: Thanks, MDC. Strange times, indeed.


September 07, 2012 - Msg 90138: What's even stranger is that they did it three times. Sound familiar?

You could just about hear the rooster crowing off in the distance.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90139: Boy, that gave me a chill, Sterling....


September 07, 2012 - Msg 90140: I think I need some advice from Aunt Romeena. Where is she anyways? ;) Having trouble with the mother-in-law and no easy solution. Maybe I will feel like sharing later. You folks always give such great advice and most of the time I already know what to do but bouncing it off such wise friends usually brings confirmation. :)


September 07, 2012 - Msg 90141: Boo. Leg a lamb! Otis was right. :)

By golly Sterling, you are right about the "three times" thing. That is something to think about.


September 07, 2012 - Msg 90142: Boo...Just send those in-laws on a ONE WAY trip to that island where Howard Sprague went..
"Wanna buy a ship in a bottle?"...

"Thought about killing 'em kinda hated to go that far!"
-Brisco Darling

The Weather started getting rough,the tiny ship was tossed, if not for the courage of the fearless crew the Minnow would be lost!
Send them on a cruise: "The Gilligan's Island 3hr tour line."
That's my advice, but that's just me!....G-F

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90143: G F how about you going on the S S MINNOW to the lsland and you can stay all you want and no one will miss there in the plum city.
And all the dead fish from lake ear are at your door now.


September 07, 2012 - Msg 90144: Yep, i know how Brisco feels...kinda hate to go that far. ;) Now as for the leg a lamb, that might be do-able.


September 07, 2012 - Msg 90145:
Howdy porch family....You guys are nuts....funny but

Boo...I just watched the "leg a lamb" episode last night in the motorhome:) MDC posted above....afraid this is things to come. Further away from God....that's the way our nation is heading but all the reason that we (Christians) draw closer to him!

I better get to bed. Think I'll crawl back here in the motorhome and watch me another ep of TAGS....sounds good to me:)

Love and prayers

September 07, 2012 - Msg 90146: Good evening, porch! Been a busy day - starting with an hour of physical therapy, and it was one solid hour. Wore me plumb out! Finished up with a fun evening with the bunco girls - good meal furnished by the hostess, and then about two hours of play, with lots of laughs at the same time.

Boo, I am humbled by your kind regard for my opinion. Just remember, free advice is usually worth just about what you paid for it. So MIL is giving you fits again? Bless her nutty little heart! What's going on?

Well, guess I'll turn in, maybe watch a little TAGS first. Toye Starr has about dug a hole in my ankle, trying to get my attention, so get I'd better give her a cuddle. Spoiled little thing. Blessings! --Romeena

September 08, 2012 - Msg 90147:
BOO-here is the audio and video of the actual delegates' vote:
Take a listen and weep! :(
Love to all,

September 08, 2012 - Msg 90148: I heard some talk radio hosts say that the two conventions would illustrate some stark differences between the two party's, and boy was they ever right. We often hear there is little difference between candidates or party's. I do think the difference this cycle is very clear and very evident. And the results will be very telling where we are as a Nation. O.K. Enough from me on that.

Boo, I'm telling ya, that's all they understand is a leg a lamb! But, Romeena may have better advice, so hear her out. :)

Going to a Grandsons football game this morning. His Dad is the Coach, and they are not having so good a year this year. Last year they were 2 and 0 at this point. This year they are 0 and 2. Hey, builds character, right?

Prayers for all.


September 08, 2012 - Msg 90149: Yup, leg-o-lamb; yup, that will do the trick. (:

September 08, 2012 - Msg 90150: APB for Big Maude

September 08, 2012 - Msg 90151: Well,Asa, in this case Bruce's older brother Richard got a call from MIL that she needed to talk to him (which translates "I want to complain to you about Bruce and Julie")...he went over there and gave her a big piece of his mind, minced no words and came by here afterward to tell us that anytime we wanted him to bawl her out, just call him. HAHA...pretty funny. We'll see if she behaves for a little while now. As Ro said, "bless her nutty little heart"...MIL's heart is indeed, nutty. ;)

Went to the farmer's market today and got a few things but not much available. It has been so hot here that we have broken records all over the place with consecutive days above 100! It's like living in Arizona. Everyone's gardens and plants are green grass anymore...just awful. The weatherman kept talking about some kind of cool front, which meant instead of 103, it is going to be 93. Whoop-dee-do. C'mon cooler weather!!