September 15, 2012 - Msg 90230: Ro, I know what you mean about young Raymond Burr..there is something about him.

I feel for you, TOM. I sure wish you had more help with your Dad.


September 15, 2012 - Msg 90231:
Well porch family it's about bed time. Got a busy day tomorrow...Concert in the morning then a 8 hour drive home...YEEHAW

G-F....all you got to do is let me know and we'll book it....You can be my TAGS booking agent:) know your porch family is praying for you during this tough time.

Goodnight everyone!
Love and prayers

September 16, 2012 - Msg 90232:
Boo, you upset like barney? You done swept clear down the block! haha
TOM- prasyers for your stepdad and family.
G-F-- you always put a smile on my face; ie-"except Boo, only AC." Good one! haha
Really amazing how dad continues to do OK. We thought it was the end several weeks ago, but today he was as alert as barney's replacement!
As far as the mideast, I see what RO is saying
about Ishmael, etc, and the utter craziness over this is so over the top. I recall several years ago when an "artist" placed a crucifix in you-know-what and called it art! Did Catholics and ohter Christians riot in the streets? NO! We showed our displeasure in many other ways, but burn and kill? Lord help us. Even if only 10 percent of the one billion are "radical muslim", that is still ten million!! Something to think about.
God bless you all,

September 16, 2012 - Msg 90233: Well good morning Porch Friends!...well kept most of the lights on last one consumer out,crew repairing line to house...hey Romeena,Boo,Tom,MDC,possum,Rev and all....still doing good here at the dog house...been great the garden bushogged....lets run by possums cracker barrell and grab a bite to eat...will have to sleep today...back at work at 6pm.....Race in Chicago and prayers....SPOT

September 16, 2012 - Msg 90234: Very glad to hear your dad is doing well, MDC. :)

Have a safe trip home, REV. I was just remembering the terrible tragedy when you witnessed the death of those motorcycle riders. Must have been so terrible.

Well, already showered, having coffee and preparing for preachin'. I am looking forward to meeting with my church family today. Hope you all have a good Sunday.


September 16, 2012 - Msg 90235: Oh hey there, SPOT. Good to hear from you.


September 16, 2012 - Msg 90236: MDC, Our parents generation are a tough bunch of cookies ya can't count them out sorta like Rocky, they get knocked down and keep getting up for more. They are tougher than a beef roast from Diamond Jims!

REV, I'll do that! Tanya who is the Director of Surry Arts Council is the person to talk to and Maybe send her a promo tape? If ya pull it off I'm sure next year Romeena would make it to MD's to hear you!

TOM, Hang in there Buddy it's alot to go thru but remember Romeenas advice...She's a wise one!
Look on the bright side...You don't have to go thru this living in Cleveland,,Right?


September 16, 2012 - Msg 90237: Good afternoon, porch!! Rain! Rain! Beautiful, glorious rain! Thank you, Lord - You knew how bad we need it! I don't know how much we've gotten, but it's been raining since about 7:30 this morning. Not hard, just a very soft, gentle rain, but that's really the best kind, because it soaks in and doesn't just run off into the sewers. I know this much - my roses sure do look happy! In a few days, the sage will bloom, and it's so pretty. It always bursts into beautiful bloom just two or three days after it rains. There are a lot of them around town. I had a sage shrub, but we finally pulled it out, because it didn't bloom and looked so scraggly. They need a lot of sun, and it got almost none. I had just planted it in the wrong place. I knew better, but did it anyway. So much for that.

Preaching this morning was wonderful. Our pastor has been doing a series in Daniel, and it sure is interesting. He's an excellent preacher, always well-prepared, uses a printed outline so you can follow along and then keep it for reference. Went from there to Sunday School, and as always, our teacher had a great lesson prepared. After that, we pushed the chairs back away from the tables, dumped out all the supplies we've been bringing for the last few weeks, and proceeded to stuff backpacks for the kids who need them. We have a few schools in very needy areas of town, and every year we fill backpacks according to the teachers' lists and deliver them to the school. I guess we filled about forty this morning. We had more supplies than we had backpacks, so we put all the leftovers in a big tub and that will be given to the principal, to help offset what the teachers end up buying out of their personal funds for their needy students. That's not fair, teachers shouldn't have to do that. We also collect coats in various sizes, and give them to the crossing guards to distribute. They're in the right spot to see who needs a coat.

Well, I'm going to go curl up in my big old chair, get Toye Starr on my lap, and we're going to just relax on this Sabbath day. She'll love it, and I'll probably fall asleep. Oh well. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

September 16, 2012 - Msg 90238: Glad you got some moisture Ro. We could sure use some, although our temps have dropped some.

You're right as rain G-F, about it being a busy time of the year. Making the switch in a timely manner is always a balancing act. Plus all the other stuff we have to do to get ready for winter. A bunch of sprinkling systems to blow down, last minute construction jobs to finish up, and snow removal equipment to get ready. But it's good to be busy.

I like Ro's idea. Hunker down in this la-z-boy and inspect my eyelids from the inside for a spell. Woke up early early with a headache (yep, found some cornstarch in some pumpkin bread I ate last night) so I'm beat.

Prayers for all.


September 16, 2012 - Msg 90239: Wow Romeena that sounds great what you are doing for the schools!..Rev Monday night football for my Falcons!...Braves hopeing for a wild card...well here keeping the lights on till in the morning then off for 3 some farm work to do..well let me fix me a snack...hey Boo!....ok will be checking in all night...MDC good news about yer dad ...prayers...peace porch!...SPOT

September 16, 2012 - Msg 90240: Spot, my Sunday School class - actually the whole church - is very active in things like that. We fill boxes for Samaritan's Purse at Christmas, we pass an envelope each Sunday and everyone puts in a dollar or two, whatever they can, and that goes to help support a tiny church in Romania, and we also send what we can to the missionary I worked with in Mongolia.

The whole church has food drives periodically, with the collected items being taken to the local food pantry. We maintain two small furnished houses that back up to the church property, and those are offered to missionaries who are home on leave, and occasionally to a deserving family for a short time, to help them get on their feet.

A lot of our men are part of the Texas Baptist Men, who mobilize and go to disaster areas to help out. They clear debris, and in some cases participate in rebuilding. They have a full mobile kitchen, and often are the first ones on a scene with the ability to feed the workers, and if necessary, to feed displaced people.

Two weekends a year, the church as a whole (at least those who are able) get together and tackle some projects, like repairing a roof, building a fence, fixing a floor, whatever is needed, usually for a widow with no resources of her own. They have built wheelchair ramps, done some basic landscaping, painted and repaired inside and out, just whatever needs to be done. We have a lot of skilled people, many of whom are retired, and really enjoy getting out and practicing their craft again. It's fun, we believe it's Biblical, and everyone benefits.

Dale and I joined that church in 1973, and I'm so glad we did. Our kids grew up there, several of our members were their school teachers, and it's like a great big family. David's wife grew up there too, they've known each other since they were about four. I can't imagine attending anywhere else.

Well, enough about that. I've got rehab in the morning, so guess I'd better get to bed. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

September 17, 2012 - Msg 90241: Wow thats so neat Romeena...well looks like the porch was quite last night...yall porch sitters from way back remember the Irishter?...and a few more out of our time line....well huh...ok...headed home at 6am to sleep...had a quite night here at till 7am thu...suppose to rain here all day...patchy....need to trim shrubs so maybe I will get a window to work....ok....for old time sakes...Breakfast menu: 3 eggs your way,bacon 9limp for Romeena) and crisper for some others,jimmy dean sausage,toase,bisquit and gravy,oj,coffee and a paper from Boo I hope!..prayers and hope everyone smiles to a stranger today!...SPOT your gona get wet today "dog of your porch!

September 17, 2012 - Msg 90242:
Morning porch family....Got home late last night....Home sweet home!

MDC...your dad's a real trooper....of course we wouldn't expect any less cause his son is a jewel as well! Continued prayers

I will say "AMEN" to Ro's statement about her church. What little I get to see when I'm there each's a "real" church!

Boo....yes I still and always will have images of the motorcycle accident.

Spot....the Braves are looking pretty good for the wild card.

G-F.....that sounds great to me. She can go to my website and get info on me and hear my ....Just let me know of anything I need to do. Also if you need to contact me via's

Well let me get busy catching up on things around here:)
Love and prayers

September 17, 2012 - Msg 90243: Glad you're home safely, REV.

Can't talk long...getting a late start this morning and have lots to do...Mondays!


September 17, 2012 - Msg 90244: I can't stay long either, Boo. I've got to be at rehab in about 45 minutes, then will go pick up Eloise. We'll go out to the little rural cemetery where our grandson Logan is buried, and visit a while. I'm taking a bag of rose petals from my yard to spread around. We always take something. I can't believe that child would be ten years old today. Seems like yesterday that he paid his very brief little visit to our family, then left us with hearts full of memories. A lot of the pain is gone now, and hope remains. We'll see him again, and he will be in a whole, strong body.

After our visit to the cemetery, we'll go across the highway into Roanoke, and have lunch at Babe's Fried Chicken. REV, you remember Babe's, I know! David and Brittney will catch up with us at some point, probably at Babe's. They usually like to go to the cemetery alone, just the two of them, and I understand that. For those of you who are newcomers to the porch - David is my son, Brittney is Eloise's daughter, and they're the parents of Logan, who was born with a lethal form of dwarfism, and only lived an hour. He has two strong and healthy brothers, for whom we're grateful, but we never really got to know him. Someday we will. Eloise and I are very close friends (unusual for co-mothers-in-law, don't you think?) and every year we make this little pilgrimage to Logan's gravesite. Then the lunch at Babe's lifts the mood. I'm grateful for Brittney, and for her family. They have adopted me, so to speak, and I love them all.

Well, must run. I have to go gather the rose petals, and get moving. Wish I didn't have to go to rehab, but it's important, so I go. Blessings, all! --Romeena

September 17, 2012 - Msg 90245: Lord bless you and your family today, Ro..will be thinking of you.


September 17, 2012 - Msg 90246: Same here Romeena.


September 17, 2012 - Msg 90247:
RO, Spot--as James said, "Faith without works is dead." You are the CATS! God bless you this day.
Please pray for Israel, etc, as their PM appealed directly to Americans yesterday. God is about to move I believe.
Have a good day to all. ASA- set that AC just right. ha

September 17, 2012 - Msg 90248:
Goodnight porch family!
Love and prayers

September 18, 2012 - Msg 90249: Howdy, porch! Thank you for your prayers and good wishes for today. It was a good day, all considered. When we got out to the cemetery, the skies were overcast, but it was pleasant nevertheless. The whole area, I'm guessing about three acres, was freshly mowed and looked very tidy and nice. Logan is buried in an area along one edge of a little tree-shaded glade. Long ago, someone must have planted some irises, and they've now multiplied into a large patch, about the size of an average living room. I haven't been there at the time they would be blooming, but I have to wonder if they do, because they're pretty much in the shade. Still, the foliage is nice. Someone has placed a bench nearby.

That little area is informally reserved for children, and there are about ten buried there, mostly very young, just days or weeks old. There was just one other child there when we buried Logan, and my son initiated a little fund, along with contributions from family and friends. That account is drawn on from time to time to pay for a plot for a child lost by a family who cannot pay. Most folks can, and do, but I think there have been three who have benefited from the fund. I'm grateful to those who helped us fund this little account, and am so glad we have been able to help those families. Losing a child is bad enough, without having to worry about how to pay for a burial plot.

Anyway, we scattered our rose petals, talked about Logan a little bit, wandered around and read the names on the headstones in the area, and then left. It wasn't quite as difficult this year as it has been - it gets a little less hard each year. Then we went to Babe's, ate too much fried chicken, and followed that with a stop at Charming Charlie's for a costume jewelry fix. They have the prettiest stuff, very glitzy and quite reasonable. Came home and just took it easy for the rest of the afternoon.

Frankie, my apologies. You asked earlier if I ever found my rugs for the bedroom, and I failed to reply. Yes, I did. I found exactly what I was looking for. They're faux fur, look like brown bear skin, but of course, they're not. I got one 30x48" rectangle, one 40x60" rectangle, and the cutest pelt-shaped one, about 25x42". They fit the spaces in the room just right, leaving plenty of the pretty new floor showing, but they're little islands of softness in the traffic pattern in my bedroom. They're washable, and the man I spoke to at the company assured me that the more they're washed, the softer and silkier they become. It's a place called Kozy Komfort by Karen, and they specialize in faux fur rugs, throws and pillows. I actually ordered online, but had a pleasant phone conversation as well, to resolve a couple of questions I had. Good product, friendly service, and extremely reasonable prices. I'd recommend them.

Well, better get to bed. I was on my feet for too long at one time today, and my back is telling me about it. A good night's rest will fix me right up! Blessings! --Romeena

September 18, 2012 - Msg 90250: Hi All.
Will we are geting the rain now, thank goodrm the roof is fix.
Stepdad had stop falling off the bed.


you know I was thinking that no one has stop us from talking about the lord here?


September 18, 2012 - Msg 90251: Good point, TOM. Since the man who keeps this porch up and running is a servant of the Lord Jesus, I don't expect that will ever be a problem. :)

Glad you had a blessed day with your family yesterday, Ro. What a wonderful thing it was for your family to start a fund to help hurting families that need it. So kind and compassionate.
PS-Glad you finally found some rugs.


September 18, 2012 - Msg 90252:
Morning porch family....wet day here in SC.

Spot....well the Falcons put it on Payton and the Broncos. Go Falcons!'re so right buddy... I'm thankful that we have the freedom to share our faith and to be able to pray for the people we care for here on the porch.

You all have a Jesus filled day and shine His Light where ever you go!
Love and prayers

September 18, 2012 - Msg 90253: Good morning, porch! Ha! I was right, a good night's sleep took all the aches away. I feel wonderful this morning.

I'm a little concerned about my biggest crape myrtle. It's actually a cluster of five trunks, is about twenty feet tall, and is a focal point in the yard. It has begun to shed its leaves, which may be perfectly normal, but seems early to me. I have several other crape myrtles around the yard, and none of them are shedding yet. I'm worried about this one, because of where it's located. It's near my east fence, and on the other side of that fence is my neighbor's pump and filter and all the apparatus for her pool. That shouldn't be a problem as long as nothing malfunctions or leaks. However, a barberry shrub just about two feet from the crape myrtle trunks turned up its toes and died this summer, and a butterfly bush about eight feet away has done the same thing. It wouldn't be hard to believe that something is poisoning the soil around there, but another barberry is thriving, and irises and mums along the front of that bed look healthy. Guess I'll just watch and see what happens. Or, maybe I'll mix up some of Howard Garrett's Sick Tree Treatment and apply it to the whole area. It's organic, it's not expensive, it can't hurt, and it might help. Also, I've got to get some cornmeal out on some brown-out spots in the lawn. It looks like a fungus, and cornmeal is the best thing for that. I noticed a fire ant mound along the pathway out back - first fire ants I've seen in years. Miserable things. A good layer of dry molasses on the whole yard will send them packing, and is a great organic fertilizer for the grass. I need to call Joe and set up a "yard day."

Well, gotta run. David is coming by around noon to do a couple of little things for me - like changing a high-up light bulb, and shifting some boxes in the garage that are too heavy for me to move. I need to think about something to feed him - that boy is always a hungry buzzard.

You all be good, and have a lovely day. --Romeena

September 18, 2012 - Msg 90254: Romeena, You have a cure for everything, just put molasses on it..haha It's not just for breakfast anymore..I'm making Creamed Chicken over Biscuits and really good sweet corn-on-the-cob..I'll put it on the 2:00 flight to Dallas, with the time change it should get there just in time to feed David! Just keep him busy until it gets there...G-F...

September 18, 2012 - Msg 90255: Ro, I feel you pain! We are tormented by the ants on our place and dried molasses doesn't discourage these guys. They about carried off half my crepe myrtle and rose bushes.


September 18, 2012 - Msg 90256: Fire ants can be just terrible. Watch your animals, because they've been known to get on them, especially anything young and weak. Robbi used to have peac@cks, beautiful things, and they would lay eggs, but the babies never lived. The peahens wouldn't use a nest, they would just lay their eggs on the ground somewhere in a secluded place, and when the chicks hatched, the ants were on them immediately, and killed them. Terrible!

I can't understand why the dry molasses isn't controlling them, though. Did you apply it heavily enough, and often enough? For the amount, I would put it a bit heavier than the bag says, and it needs to go down about three times a year. It doesn't kill them directly, but it promotes microbial activity in the soil, as well as encouraging beneficial nematodes, and those things kill out the ants' eggs. Works the same on termites.

There is an encouraging sight outside my window. There are honeybees around my hummer feeder. With all the talk about hive collapse syndrome, and the decline of our honeybees, I'm very glad to see these guys. Apparently there's a thriving hive somewhere in the area, and that's good.

Well, better hit the shower. The annual Women's Dinner is at church tonight. Should be fun, the caterer is well-known to us and does an excellent job, and the speaker is someone who is always very good. It's a time when the women of the church all get together and just enjoy being "gals." There will be at least a hundred and fifty of us, so you can imagine the cackling that will go on!

September 18, 2012 - Msg 90257: Oops! That was me --Romeena

September 18, 2012 - Msg 90258: Romeena, Maybe we can train BATS to eat fire ants too, bats should not have to live on mosquitos alone...They may like a little of the molasses on their ants!...Just a thought...G-F...

September 18, 2012 - Msg 90259: Whata think Asa? is there hope for Romeena & Boo? Bet he could use his Wasp Formula 40D, alot like WD-40 only better...I know you have used WD-40 in a pinch on your wasps...Right?... Thought so...G-F

September 18, 2012 - Msg 90260: Bats again?

September 18, 2012 - Msg 90261:
Well I don't know about bats eating ants but I know one thing they'll do: They will lay eggs in your hair and make you go crazy! Come to think of it I believe there's been some bats laying eggs in the hair of some of our porch crowd....not calling any

Well it's bed time here on this end of the porch. See ya'll at the diner in the morning. Goodnight!
Love and prayers

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90262:
Shazam! Exactillioso! Shakedown!
There , I got a little tags in my post! ha
Prayers needed for dad again as he has caught a cold I believe. He was really blowing his nose today, faint couhg, etc. Thanks.
Sweet dreams,

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90263: I wonder if Vicks would work on those fire ants. ;)

Prayers that your dad's cold is just a mild one that will pass, MDC.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90264: Praying for your Dad MDC.

Looks like we have Rev firmly in the "NO BAT ZONE". Good to see that.

Goober Fife, yes I have used WD-40 in a pinch, and it works plenty good. Smells a lot better than wasp spray too.

Spot, your Falcons looked good against Manning and friends. Ist qtr was unreal. 3 picks? 49er's sure are looking tough right now.

Guess I better move it. Lots to do today.

Prayers friends.


September 19, 2012 - Msg 90265: Good morning porch folks! I am sure my rocker is in a sad state of affairs. Been a long time since I rocked with you. Ro - can't believe Logan would be 10. Seems like yesterday. Just wanted to say blessings and peace to you all. Homemaker

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90266: Does anyone have anyone have a jar of Vicks? Just love that smell. :)

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90267: See I knew it! Asa we are kindered maintenance souls. WD-40 the wonder fluid, you all know you have used it for things other than squeeky hinges now tell the truth...

Sterling, As for working in my Elderly buildings,"I JUST LOVE THE SMELL OF VICK'S & BEN-GAY IN THE MORNING" SMELLS LIKE VICTORY!! (OVER STIFF MUSCLES)!! Amen Romeena?? maybe you just need a shot of WD-40 when ya stiffen up? cheaper than therapy....G-F...

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90268: Ha! I know someone who actually sprays WD-40 on his back to help with the stiffness! I told him, "Boy,don't be putting that stuff on ya!" Good grief!

Prayers for your dad,MDC.

Good to see homemaker rocking with us again.

I remember Logan,Ro.

Y'all have a good day-remember to act like somebody!

possum under a rock

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90269: Morning, Porch. Welcome home to Homemaker...I had a feeling the Vicks talk might lure you back. ;)

Hey to Sterling...sit awhile longer, will ya?

Will pray for your dad, MDC. The Lord will watch over him.


September 19, 2012 - Msg 90270: Yayyy! Homemaker is back! Girl, we have missed you so much. I sure do hope you'll stick around. And thank you for remembering our little Logan. You too, Possum. It surely doesn't seem like ten years, but it has been. What a beautiful little blessing he was to our family, though his visit was brief. Want to hear something so sweet? Our Hudson, who just turned nine, will occasionally tell his mother how much his "misses" his brother. He never met him, being younger, but he "misses" him? Yes, I believe he does.

Wow! Bats and Vicks? Molasses on fire ants? What a treasure trove of comments this morning, and here I am, getting ready to go out to rehab and can't stay for the fun. I am so bloomin' sick of driving out there to the north end of nowhere three days a week, just to wave my arms around with some weights in my hands, and pull on some weighted cords, and lie for ten minutes with an icepack on my neck. Boring!!!

Well, still I must do it, so off I go. Blessings! --Romeena

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90271: Ha! Possum, see I told you guys some one would use WD-40 in interesting ways..Ok guys help me out tell us your uses...G-F
(My guys spray it on the stainless steel kitchen sinks after they renovate a apt. it makes them shine like a new penny!)

I'll have Asa & MDC tell you about the uses for Duct Tape.....

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90272: WD-40 is used to make things move that's supposed to move, but ain't moving. Duct tape to hold things still that aint holding still, and a hammer for everything in between. :)


September 19, 2012 - Msg 90273: G-F, I have only used WD-40 as directed...nothing else. It is good on squeeky hinges.

Duct tape, I have used in many ways...all of them legal.


September 19, 2012 - Msg 90274: Legal? You ain't no fun atall Boo. :)

Forgot to holler Hi to Homemaker above. Good to see you girl. Hang around and tell us what's going on with you.


September 19, 2012 - Msg 90275: Yes I am fun! Remember the Gigolo Club in Yancey, Asa??


September 19, 2012 - Msg 90276:
Howdy porch family.....such a nice day today and a cool it:)

Hey there Homemaker....So good to see ya back. We have missed you. But we've kept your rocker dusted off for ya:)

Ro....I know what you mean...sometimes rehab seems a waste of time. It may be helping but some of the things they make you do I question.

MDC....continued prayers for your dad!

Asa and G-F have the whole porch smelling like WD-40:)

Ya'll have a good night!
Love and prayers

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90277: Me too, REV. The rehab center my surgeon sent me to is supervised by a chiropractor. Now, I have nothing against chiropractic, I definitely believe they have their place and can be helpful in the right circumstances. However, I was a bit concerned when the doc wanted to finish one of my sessions with some manipulations. I didn't protest, thinking he knew what he was doing, and maybe he did. Anyway, he cracked my lower back, first left, then right, then did the same with my neck - first left, then right. There was a definite pop with each manipulation. It didn't hurt, at least not much, and I felt no ill effects. However, I was seeing my surgeon later that week, so I mentioned it to him. He said, "That's my only concern with a rehab facility headed by chiropractors. Like surgeons who think 'a chance to cut is a chance to cure', they tend to think the same thing about joint-cracking." That was all he said, but I've noticed that the chiro has not offered any more adjustment sessions. I think my surgeon called him off on that. I've got fusions still healing, for pete's sake! They're fragile.

Well, guess I'll go watch a little TV. Blessings, all! --Romeena

September 19, 2012 - Msg 90278: Ro, never let anyone crack your neck for any reason. It can be very dangerous. You can google it and see for yourself.


September 19, 2012 - Msg 90279: Ooh, I've got a duct tape story! Some years back my daughter's dog got in a scrap with another dog and ended up with a big ol' nasty gash in his hind parts. Well,my daughter couldn't afford a vet,so she treated the dog herself. She cleaned the wound, applied antibacterial ointment and covered it with duct tape. Healed up just fine! By the way,the dog's name was " Boo Boo"- ha!

I remember the days over in Yancey at the Gigolo Club,Boo!
Do ya think we can get Asa to revive his act?!

Y'all have a good evening and quit spraying all that WD-40! I nearly slid right off the Porch and crashed into my rock!

possum again

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90280:
The AMC cable channel is honoring Don Knotts today (Wednesday). Earlier I watched The Ghost And Mr. Chicken and The Shakiest Gun In The West. And now I'm watching The Reluctant Astronaut.

from Poor Horatio

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90281:
Hey to PH and homemaker!
PH- is it Don's birthday?
Homemaker, how goes the goat business?
And Boo, how are your goats?
Thanks for the prayers better today. Also, I used my noggin and brought him a microwaveable chicken noodle soup, as I noticed in the galley that they had a microwave oven.
They said no problem, and voila, piping hot soup for pop! (:
Hey to possum. I agree, it's like a slip 'n slide around here today! ha
Not sure if we have any Jews on the porch, but happy high holy days!
I wonder if they'd ever acknowledge that in the whitehouse? OK, I better slide my soapbox under the porch!
Prayers for the world!
BOO, great post on FB!! Wonderful forum to spread the Word! Also, great pix of Erin and your home.

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90282: Hahaha! When donkeys fly, MDC! --Romeena

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90283: Birdie birdie in the sky
Let a whitewash in my eye
But I'm a big boy, I don't cry
I'm just glad Donkeys don't fly. :)


September 20, 2012 - Msg 90284: Good one Asa! There is a Duct tape factory here in Ohio that makes the "Duck Tape" brand you can now get ALL KINDS of duct tape all kinds of colors camo,team logo's and of corse that NASCAR 200mph kind the use for the races to hold the parts together..Right SPOT? TOM can get some of the WVA team logo kind too. Hey TOM they have Cleveland Browns kind too except like the team it doesn't work to well!! The Steeler kind works better haha!! Keep your eye to the sky....G-F

p.s. Just a tip... you can use WD-40 to remove duct tape it works well to desolve the glue. (Why do you think guys always have both in their tool arsonel)

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90285:
Howdy porch family....little warmer here today but still nice.

Good ole duct tape.....gotta have a roll handy at all times:)

MDC....Don't think you'll hear that out of the whitehouse.

Spot.....Chipper's last career game in Florida was a good one.


I'll check back later....Ya'll have a great day!
Love and prayers

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90286: Thanks, MDC. By the way, I found another home for the goats months ago. We were having a hard time handling them and they kept reproducing and having boys! I have a friend who has a ranch and took them so they could all stay together since some were still young and barely weaned. Interestingly, though, my male goat Elvis was such a fine specimen of a pygmy goat that he ended up in San Antonio on a pygmy ranch as a "stud" or whatever you call goats who have the fortunate job of goat daddy to many. He was a real cutie but obnoxious and thought of nothing but "love".

Yes Asa, I can indeed say I am glad my donkey can't fly. She is so old I am lucky she can walk. Bless her old heart. She ain't to pretty but she is loved and sometimes spoiled. She got to eat part of a leftover pumpkin cake yesterday. I gave some to her and some to Bernie. Now, let me tell you about Bernie...I have never had an animal that brought me more pride than Bernie. He is some kind of awesome, gorgeous rooster and has became pretty mild-mannered. I can't look at him without admiring the way the Lord made him. He is huge, with shiny black feathers. His tail feathers are now long and arch up high and come down nearly to the ground. I didn't think he could get any bigger, but he has. The hens are now less than half his size.

Well, thanks for indulging me as I bragged on my awesome animal friends. Don't have many funny stories to share about them these days but I'm sure I will at some point.

Well, I am coming down with a cold, unfortunately. I am feeling crummy and stuffy. Took some sudafed and tylenol and am doing laundry and chores, then lying down for a spell, then back at it for a little while. I think its about time to lie back down for a bit...


September 20, 2012 - Msg 90287: BOO......VICKS!! VICKS!!! AND MORE VICKS!!

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90288: Howdy, porch! Just got home, and I'm pooped! Eloise picked me up and we went to Souper Salad for lunch, then to Tuesday morning, where I bought a couple of Christmas things I don't need, but did get one grandkid gift, so that list is a little shorter. From there, we went to Party City. Eloise needed paper plates and napkins for a party she's giving, and I got the stuff for my Halloween costume for the Mayberry part on the cruise ship. Eloise is going as a witch - she has a beautiful black satin cape with a purple lining and a very tall, pointed witch's hat (which folds flat for packing, thank goodness!) So, I'm going to be her black cat. I got a headband with cat ears, a cat collar with little bells, and a fluffy tail. I'm going to just wear black sweats, so will pin the tail to the pants. I got some face paint, and will paint a cat's nose and whiskers on my face, and "do" my eyes with a lot of eyeliner and stuff. Also bought a little black mouse, which we'll tie to a stick with some string, and Eloise will dangle him at me now and then, and I'll swat at him. We just couldn't think of anybody Mayberry-related that we could be, so we went with what we had, which was Eloise's witch's stuff. Should be fun.

Boo, I guess I knew that the goats were gone, but had just forgotten. I'm glad you kept Thelma Lou, and of course, Bernie. I'm sorry you're ailing, and hope you feel better soon. Eloise has had a cough for the last two months, and just can't shake it. I think it may be a side effect of some medication she's taking, but the doctor says it's not. OK, so what is it??

Well, I need to go collapse somewhere for an hour or so, or I'll never make it through the JOY supper and entertainment at church tonight. It's a potluck, but I'm not cooking anything fancy. I'm going to open a couple of cans of those wonderful Glory brand green beans, heat them up, and take them up there. They'll be eaten, they're delicious!

Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90289: Sorry - that should have been "Tuesday Morning". It's the name of a last-chance discount store. --Romeena

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90290: Ro, we have a tuesday morning in Corpus and it used to be a great store but seems like it has really gone downhill. Too bad you couldn't find a couple of chicken suits or you coulda gone to the Halloween party as Hazel the chicken and Eloise could of gone as the drunken chicken on Mr. Frisbee's place (I think that was his name). I'm sure you will make a fine cat (don't want to say that Eloise will make a perfect witch...of course not!). ;)

Green beans for a "JOY supper"?...maybe for a depression dinner. At least take cream corn... ;)

Have fun!


September 20, 2012 - Msg 90291:
Boo....sure hope you get feeling better soon. Just don't breath hard torward the computer screen.....I don't need to catch it:) Praying for ya!

Ro...have fun at the JOY supper. I'm sure they will eat up the green beans.

Everybody have a great day.
Love and prayers

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90292: Thanks, REV...I'll wear a mask while I'm visiting the porch. ;)


September 20, 2012 - Msg 90293: What's wrong with green beans? I like-em especially when they come with TV dinners much easier than cookin a leg of lamb. Joy Supper?
I have the Joy, Joy,Joy, down in my stomach, where? Down in my stomach, where? down in my stomach to stay. I think that's how it went in Bible school?? It think that was the version after the Kool-Aide & cookies were served. ha!

Boo a mask? Does that make you the "BooRanger?"
and Bruce Keemosobby..waaaah snif,sniff.
Rx: Hot tea w/lemon ....meee theeey....+VICKS= a happy camper!


September 20, 2012 - Msg 90294: Hi All.
Look G F if you going to sing do it right .
It go this wayI have joy joy down in my heart where? down in my heart where? down in my heart to stay.
Cleveland can used the duct tape to hold the ball in the handy.



September 20, 2012 - Msg 90295:
G-F and guys should become a duet and hit the road together:)

September 20, 2012 - Msg 90296: More like: homemade potato soup+alka seltzer plus+ Vicks = a happy camper, G-F.

I have to go find the Vicks. We have been using it as puppy repellant to keep our pup from chewing on the rockers on the porch (yet another use for Vicks).


September 21, 2012 - Msg 90297:
BOO- you won't believe this BUT I GOT A COLD (too)! :(
Yup, caught my dad's cold, even after the oregano and garlic that I have been taking! The minute I noticed my dad's cold I started giving him oregano capsules, and they, along with you all's wonderfful prayers, have really helped. And i started my regimin as well, including my drops of O oil in juice. But mywife's theory is that I let my immune system get down due to the whole summer of stress with my dad's situation, from his fall and stroke, to dealing with all the POA and medicare stuff, etc. And she may indeed be right because I DO know that stress can indeed do that! Well, hopefully the oregano and a good night's sleep with have me up and at em tomorrow morning.
Night all, pleasant dreams, prayers,

September 21, 2012 - Msg 90298:
Oh, and not to mention the fact that I also know that I am exposed to everything that every resident of the SN facility has now, has HAD, and WILL have!! Yikes

September 21, 2012 - Msg 90299: Good evening, porch! About those green beans - I have cooked many a pot of fresh green beans, but now that I've discovered the Glory brand, I don't bother anymore. They are sooooo good! Eloise's 22-year-old granddaughter actually suggested to her mother (who is a fantastic cook, by the way) that she should get me to show her how to cook green beans! That went over big, as you can imagine. Terri felt a lot better when I revealed that all I did was open a can and heat them up.

OK, this will make some of you feel all crawly, uh, well, it may make everyone feel that way. You know I support bats in a community as natural mosquito and other insect control, but this is a bit much. I prefer my bats to live in old tunnels, caves and neat little bat houses set up for them. This would really freak me out. Check out this link: Yuck! Asa, view at your own risk.

There are so many uses for Vicks, but I found one that turned out to be not so good. I sometimes have a problem with ants finding the hummer feeders. They crawl along the fascia boards to the the hook that holds the chain that supports the feeder, then crawl down the chain and onto the feeder. They end up in the water, and the hummers then abandon the feeder. So, I put a little Vicks on the chain. No ants. No hummers either. Apparently they're pretty smart. I took the feeder down and when I took the top off, there was an oily film on the surface of the sugar water. It seems in our Texas heat the Vicks had liquefied, run down the chain and eventually into the water. So, scratch that remedy. Now I just take the chain and everything down, spray a saucer-sized area around the hook with a residual ant spray, let it dry, and rehang the feeder. Seems to work.

Well, guess I'll turn in. Got rehab in the morning. I am sooo getting tired of that, but I've got weeks, maybe months of it to go. Oh well. I'm just so grateful to be out of that crushing pain that triggered the back surgery, I'll do anything that doctor says. I have a very high pain tolerance, and can handle a lot, but that last episode was overwhelming.

Blessings, friends! Have a good night. --Romeena

September 21, 2012 - Msg 90300: Well all you sick folks... I'll have to make a batch of my Tater soup! Yea Boo..soup does a body good I agree!. I do make a good tater soup if I don't say so myself! When I make it for the guys at work they KILL it.

My Son use to love it when I'd go up for a visit I would make a big batch and he'd eat on it all week. He would take it to work and his co-workers would say : Hey Craig I see you're Dad was up for a visit. How about sharing some? He said everyone loved it! "TATERS".....

MDC When you and you're Dad get better ya can make some spagetti and have Andy over for dinner since you have THE secret ingredent in capsules.
Have a great day All.....G-F....

September 21, 2012 - Msg 90301:
Hey Folks

It's cold and damp here this morning.

I haven't read this whole page yet but wanted to say Hey! Like Romeena said "about those green beans," have any of ya fried them with bacon. Now that's eating. Ya take maybe 2 or 3 strips of bacon fry them up and remove them from the pan. Then take a couple of hands fulls of green beans and fry them up in the bacon drippings. You may want to cover them a bit a first, till the soften some. Then keep frying them for awhile you want them to get real soft and evenly soak up the drippings. This is a nice lunch or a great side-dish.

Peace & Prayers,

September 21, 2012 - Msg 90302: Good morning Honeys. Sorry to hear about your cold, MDC. Mine seems to be a fairly mild one. I am already feeling better today after getting some rest and a good night's sleep. Throat is a little scratchy and feel tired, but the achy-ness I had yesterday seems to be gone.

Well, glad the green beans went over ok, Ro. I will eat green beans when they are served or I like green bean casserole but the only way I really like them is to do a quick saute' with raw or frozen ones in the skillet with olive oil, fresh garlic and some salt. I don't like the soggy ones mom used to make on the stove top. I cook them that way for Bruce but I don't care for them. I like my veggies on the crisp side. I even like raw green beans sometimes. One of my very favorite things though is pretty soggy...I like to put a little butter and olive oil in my cast iron skillet and fry up some chopped sweet onion, add some minced garlic and then put in a couple of sliced zucchini and yellow squash and cook that up until it is mushy with just a little brown crispy to it. Oh, man-oh-man! It is great when you have spaghetti sauce but are trying not to eat pasta. I like to put it in a bowl in place of noddles and put the spaghetti sauce on top then sprinkle with a little parmasagn (sp?) cheese. Wow, good and good for ya! Oh, and if you put in a little extra Oregano, just think of how good it would be for ya, right MDC?

Ro, that bat video was interesting. I felt kinda sorry for the little guys, having their sleep disturbed and all! I'll bet the folks that live there never see a bat. If I were them, I would get someone to build me a bat house quickly in hopes that the bats wouldn't leave. I like bats. :) Have any of you ever seen those bats in Africa...I forget what they call them but they are so big they almost look like monkeys? I will have to see if I can find them on youtube and post the link here. You will not believe it when you see it!

Ro, I just hung my humingbird feeder yesterday because a little hummingbird was looking for it. They have great memories! I have had a feeder hanging near the regular bird feeder for a couple of years and I took it down this year to clean it up and hang it in another spot. Well, when the hummingbirds came back, they are swarming around that area looking for it. They even fly up to the patio door like they are saying, "Hey, we are here! Where's the nectar, lady?!". Hope they will use it in the new location because it is closer to the porch.

G-F, I make some really good tater soup, too...we should have a cook-off. You list your recipe and I'll list mine and we can try to persuade some folks on the porch to try them both and see which is better. If you ain't yellow, that is.... hehe


September 21, 2012 - Msg 90303: Hey there Auh2o! Great to see ya. Oh no, wish you hadn't mentioned the bacon I am really tempted! ;)


September 21, 2012 - Msg 90304: What I meant to say above about the bats is that I'll bet the people that live there never see a mosquito, not a bat.


September 21, 2012 - Msg 90305: Ok, here's the link. Those of you who find bats to be creepy might like this because these fox bats are actually cute...they have cute faces.


September 21, 2012 - Msg 90306:
Morning porch morning here.

MDC....hope your cold is better this morning....praying.

Ro....that video is plain

G-F....I'll take a bowl of that tatter soup...sounds good!

auh2o....never had bean beans fixed that way but I had breaded green beans this past week while I was in KY. They were good. I love green beans period:)

Well I gotta get going. Need to go and get my motorhome's propane tank filled.
You all have a very blessed day!
Love and prayers