November 03, 2013 - Msg 95287: Quaking Aspen, not adobe (stupid auto correct)


November 03, 2013 - Msg 95288: Well I guess I'll sweep, bad back notwithstanding.


November 03, 2013 - Msg 95289: Aw shucks, Asa...thanks for missing me. :) Hope your back gets better soon and you can walk straight again. Pulling those back muscles is no fun at all. I love the "Family Visit" episode, too. I love when Andy's cousin goes on that little rant about "Handsome as a man, handsome as a boy, handsome, handsome, handsome..!"...hehe. Cousin Ollie was pretty darned annoying, that's for certain..."You know what they say about wid-uhs (widows) Andy".

Been busy, that's for sure, but more with Erin's studies than my own, Asa, in fact I was very upset yesterday to realize that I missed an assignment that was supposed to be posted on a discussion board Friday! It was required so all I could do is email the instructor yesterday and hope she will let me complete it late. It is pretty frustrating. The deadline just completely slipped my mind. I still have another pharmacology test to take, too, and two more units to complete. :( Friday, I had to have Sean at the allergist early to be tested for the peanut allergy. Remember, he tested positive when he was younger and only about 20% of children who test postive outgrow the peanut allergy. He needed to be tested again, tested negative and then they had to do a "challenge," in which they gave him increasing doses of peanut butter, keeping a nurse practioner at his side for 2 hours to be sure he had no reaction. He didn't (yay), so he is one of the lucky 20% who outgrew the allergy. This is really good news because peanut allergies are the most deadly and require a person to carry a epi pen at all times. Don't have to worry about it anymore. Anyway, as I sat with the nurse practioner, he was telling me that his wife runs a home health agency and because of Obamacare, they are about to have to lay off nurses. He tells me home health nurses are going to be looking for work. Discouraging news for me. Guess we'll see what happens. God can open a door for me somewhere.

The weather is very nice here today (and yesterday). I had the girls from Grace House over yesterday for supper and we had a wonderful time. They got to ride the tractor and pet Thelma Lou. :) It was about 60 degrees out in the evening and sunny...beautiful. It is about that now this morning, too. Should be a lovely day. Can't believe its only 8 am! I like this time change..until it gets dark early..that i don't like.


November 03, 2013 - Msg 95290: Did Bernie behave with the GH girls? That boy!....

November 03, 2013 - Msg 95291: Good afternoon, porch. Just got home from preachin'. Some of the girls went out to lunch, but I chose to just come home this time. No problems, just wanted to come home. I think I'll bake a potato for lunch. I've got some fresh spinach in there too, will make a good salad if it hasn't wilted. Or - if it has started to wilt but hasn't spoiled, maybe I'll just saute it in a little olive oil, add some lemon juice and eat it that way.

Boo, that's great that Sean has lost his peanut allergy. You're right, that's a bad allergy to have. For some people, it's just a little inconvenience, but for some it can be life-threatening. It's also very hard to avoid peanuts in the environment. They're everywhere. For those with the most severe allergy, even going to a ball game can be dangerous, with people eating peanuts all over the place. That's why the airlines no longer serve peanuts.

I have been so blessed in so many ways, but one way is that I have no allergies. No food, contact, seasonal or environmental allergies. Once in a great while, there may be something in their air - I have no idea what it is - but I'll have a sneezing fit, will sneeze about fifteen times and my nose fills up. I'll blow it clear, and that's the end of it. I'm fine after that. I've been in contact with poison ivy on numerous occasions, and only once did I react to it, and it was very mild, just a little itchy rash on the inside of one forearm, which went away in a couple of days. Others who were exposed when I was were rashy from head to foot, for about two weeks! Dale had seasonal allergies every fall, and both our sons have them, but not me.

As for Uncle Ollie, his wife should have smothered him years ago, with that pillow he was whining about. The idea of a grown man having a little pouty fit over a pillow! She should have given him a sack of rocks and told him to sleep on that, the big baby. And Andy should have slept on the sofa!

Spot, I'm not back to work at all, let alone at night. It's beginning to look like I won't be going back, if I can make it without the income. I guess we'll see. It's pretty nice, not having to get up at 6pm and put on a uniform and trudge up there for a twelve-hour shift. I can't say I miss it. A little bit, maybe, but not much.

Well, guess I'll go back that tater. Got some cheese and some sour cream, chives growing out back just waiting to be snipped, and a bottle of Tabasco to pull it all together. Sounds like a deal to me! Blessings, porch! --Romeena

November 03, 2013 - Msg 95292: Good grief! I must be tired. "their air"? "back that tater"? I know y'all knew what I meant, but still.... --Romeena

November 03, 2013 - Msg 95293:
Hey Folks

GF-Meeting Tim Conway, that has to be fun. The gut is hilarious. Him and Bob Newhart are as good as money in the bank. My favorite Tim Conway bit.

Asa I messed up my back good this fall also. Hope you're feeling better buddy.


November 03, 2013 - Msg 95294: Asa, I meant to mention your back problem earlier. Raking, like sweeping, is a really good way to do that. The repetitive motion will cause those muscles to seize up quickly. I've learned that switching hands frequently helps a lot. That can be hard unless you're somewhat ambidextrous, and I am, but even if you're not, with a little practice you can do it. It really does make a difference.

G-F, that clip is hilarious. Those two were a matchless team. I love the dental office skit, and the Siamese elephants, and of course, all the Mr. Tudball and Mrs. Wiggins skits. What fun it must have been to actually meet Tim Conway. He can make me laugh without saying a word, just his facial expressions. Great talent.

Boo, that's scary about the home health nurse cutbacks. I was thinking I could fall back on a few HH visits a week for extra income. I guess we'll see, huh? --Romeena

November 03, 2013 - Msg 95295: Auh2o, Good to see ya back! Are you getting ready for my weather forecasts? Tim Conway was telling how much he was allowed to adlib mainly because he wrote a lot of the bits. He said he liked to get Harvey Koreman on his laughing gigs he said he has bladder problems and he would get him laughing so much he would wet his pants! I think it was Tim's goal, he told some funny Don Knotts stories too. The show I went to see with him & Don shortly before Don got sick was real good too, they were good together they melded some of both of their characters into skits.
Tim just came out with his autobiography so I think this appearance was to promote it. Also he said he is going to move back to the Cleveland area as he is going to semi-retire. He still is quick as ever tho with his comedy.


November 03, 2013 - Msg 95296: Asa, which way are are walking "crooked" from your back; stooped over in front, or sideways? I recently had a "crash course" in back pain, so I am learning everything I can to keep it from happening again, hopefully.

Love your comments about Uncle Ollie, Romeena! "...Should have smothered him years ago." LOL!

-Sterling Holobyte

November 04, 2013 - Msg 95297: Great sweep asa...Morning all...(well goodnight for me)..last night shift for several weeks...headed home at 6, will meet some fo yall for breakfast if interested...hey Sterling,G-F,auh20,yea Romeena force of habit asking about wk..ha ha..I hope to not have to worry about working in just 13 months...dec of next year Retirement I hope...will have 34 years in..well holler if any takers on of yer pic...hope all have a blessed and safe day...SPOT

November 04, 2013 - Msg 95298: Good morning porch.
It's Monday. Like it or not. And it's a cold morning on my end of the porch. 24 degrees. We only ended up with a trace of snow in the valley, but it surely cooled down a bunch.

Boo, that is great news concerning Sean and the peanut allergy. That would be a real pain to have to deal with for the rest of your life. I have mentioned before that I have a problem with corn starch. Not sure if you could call it an allergy or just sensitive to it. All I know is I get a massive headache when I ingest the stuff. And it is in all kinds of processed foods so I really have to do a lot of label reading.
Thanks for all the well wishes for my back. Mine is a pelvis that gets dislocated at times. Fortunately my Doctor is also a D.O. and is able to get me back in alignment with some manipulation. I hope he can fit me in today. The sooner he works his magic on me, the better. Sterling, in my case when this happens I have a hard time standing up straight.

Romeena, I got a good laugh from your comment about Uncle Ollie also. He was a big pain which is why I thought he was cast so well. The look on Andy's face when Ollie and Nora are spatting is priceless. And how quickly Ollie falls asleep after he complains to Andy how she has him all wound up. Great stuff.

Sounds like a great time in Cleveland GF. I have always enjoyed Tim Conway. Like Ro said, just his facial expressions make me laugh. A lot like Don Knotts. Chevy Chase does that to me also. And there is a fellow on the FOX football pregame that has one of those faces. Rob Riggle I think is his name.

Well I pray you all have a wonderful day. I
The off to watch some Matlock on the tellyvision.


November 04, 2013 - Msg 95299: Morning Asa, a dislocated pelvis sounds pretty uncomfortable! Can't say I've ever suffered from that. I wish you could retire, but you have a ways to go.

Speaking of the Cousin Ollie episode. We always laugh at that scene in the bedroom when Ollie falls asleep so quickly, and we always comment about why on earth Andy would cram himself into that bed with Ollie when he could sleep on the couch! Looks so funny to see those two grown men trying to sleep like sardines in a can. Made for a funny scene, though.

Busy Monday today...catching up some laundry, cleaning, cooking, working on my own schoolwork.


November 04, 2013 - Msg 95300: Andy tells Ollie to read a little piece on skiing in order to fall asleep. But he's already sleeping. Yep, funny scene. Mrsawyer

November 04, 2013 - Msg 95301: Good afternoon, porch! It's dreary, cloudy, drizzly and chilly here today. Just 60, but it feels colder. It hasn't really rained, it's just wet. The grass is wet, the walkways are wet, I even noticed a squirrel shaking moisture out of his fur earlier, but there's no rain actually falling. It's supposed to really rain tomorrow, though.

Joe was here earlier, replaced a drip line out front that wasn't watering anything, and fixed a broken bubbler in the rose island. Meantime, I replaced bulbs in a few low-voltage lights. I guess I did it right, because they're working. At 4:30, it's already dark enough out there for the photosensors to turn the low-voltage lights on.

Dave and Brittney and the boys were here last night for dinner, after a weekend of baseball tournaments for the boys. I didn't try to go. They were playing up near McKinney, and that's a long drive. Anyway, they came here for dinner, and David got the towels out from under the furniture in my bedroom, where they have been since the "great flood" of a few weeks ago. I don't know how I got those towels under that heavy chest of drawers and nightstand, but I did. I tried to get them out later, and there was no way. I guess adrenaline helped me get them in place. Anyway, the floor that I thought was ruined - isn't. All the puffy expansion along the seam lines has subsided, and there are just a couple of areas where there's a slight thickness along the seam. Even the very worst area, right in the bathroom door, around the door facing, is now flat. Not noticeable at all if you weren't looking for it. God is good!

Dave also hung the Fall wreath I made last week. I saw a gorgeous one in Hobby Lobby, but it was $325. Hahaha! So, I bought a vine wreath base, and some beautiful fall foliage stuff that was 50% off, and made my own for about $50, and if I do say so myself, it's just as nice. I tried to hang it myself, but as I was teetering on the top of a small ladder, using kitchen tongs to try to guide the hanging wire onto the hook in the beam above the fireplace, and failing, I realized just how dumb that was, and very carefully climbed down. David went halfway up the ladder and hooked the wire on with his fingers! That's the difference in being 5'3" and unsteady, compared to 6'5" and very steady. That boy does come in handy, quite often!

Well, I'm sitting here shivering. Guess I'll have to give in and turn the furnace on. This house is chilly. Everybody have a wonderful evening. --Romeena

November 04, 2013 - Msg 95302:
I was searching through YouTube when I discovered a touching video of a full grown dog interacting with a human baby who has Down Syndrome:

from Poor Horatio

November 04, 2013 - Msg 95303:
Boy, I stay away for a day and the porch is swept by Asa. Just don't go dancing to jailhouse Rock with that pelvis! ha Also, when you said quaking adobe I thought you were talking about that rare earthquake that they had in Santa Fe a few years ago. haha
G-F and AUH20--very cool to have met Tim in person. Like RO, I too like the Siamese elephant skit. He really had Harvey and carol cracking up!
Boo, glad the girls had a good time. For those not on FB, Boo posted a pic of Thelma Lou's posterior as TL stood on her porch, and I left a comment that I did not know that congress had visited the guenthers! teehee
Mr Sawyer--I just checked ebay and there is a pair of Andy Griffith boots there, but who knows if they really truly are?
Well, I hope you week is off to a good start.
Can you believe that a Phx station is already doing 24-7 Christmas music!!!

November 04, 2013 - Msg 95304: PH, that video is just wonderful. I've seen it before, probably forwarded it, and am delighted to see it again. The dog is a yellow lab, one of the more tuned-in breeds, and I'm not at all surprised at her behavior toward the little boy. You can bet she knows there is something a bit different, she senses his vulnerability, and if he's part of her personal "pack" of humans, she would probably lay down her life for him. Most dogs possess that trait to varying degrees, (example: our goofy galumph Bentley trying to defend Brittney when the intruder tried to enter their house) but labs seem to have a double portion of the trait. You know, on clips like this, I wish they just wouldn't include the comments. I think I need to stop reading them. It's amazing how ignorant and insensitive some people can be. Someone actually thought the child was trying to get away from the dog. I guess that's why he fell forward and buried his face in her neck, hugging her. I loved this clip. It not only showed the love and devotion the dog possesses, but it also showed the enormous, sweet capacity for love and trust that the little boy possesses. As the film says, God does not make mistakes. Thanks for sharing. --Romeena

November 05, 2013 - Msg 95305: Good morning front porch: I notice that y'all sleep pretty good in Mayberry. No one seems to post anything here in the wee hours of the morning. Must be that fine livin. I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your front porch. But I am surprised there are not really that many different people here. Just seems to be the same old few but for many years. That is nice though. I am still in room 216 at the hotel. Not that green is my favorite color but at least it has been freshly painted. Mrsawyer

November 05, 2013 - Msg 95306:
Hey Folks

It is a wee bit warmer here this morning, 22 degrees today and 17 yesterday.

GF-Yes please, I'd like to sign up for the weather updates.

MDC-We have a local station here that started Christmas music on Nov. 1st. I gotta admit, I enjoy it.

PH-That video was great.


November 05, 2013 - Msg 95307: Just to start your day off ya go A Tim Conway Classic...


November 05, 2013 - Msg 95308: Hey gang here is another one from the event I went to (Ghoulardifest)it was a real funny one too.

G-F again!

November 05, 2013 - Msg 95309: Morning porch, just rocking through on my way to work today. hope all is well today.

lunch today:peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips,chocolate brownies.tea or lemonade to drink.

Prayers and blessings to all.
Big Maude

November 05, 2013 - Msg 95310: Good morning porch.

Still home nursing a sore back, but it is feeling a bit better today. My Doctor adjusted my pelvis back into place yesterday, bless his heart. It usually takes a day or two after that to loosen up. It's feeling a bit better today and I am sure by tomorrow I'll be feeling a lot better.

Well Maude, Tom ain't got me in the lock up so I reckon I can have one of your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Thank you.

Mr Sawyer, yes, we like to swing on the porch just not at night. We do seem to see a lot of folks come and go on the porch, but there are a few of us who are long standing dwellers. Sometimes real life gets in the way (such as what Boo is going through right now and I'm giving her a hard time over) but we have a good time.

Good to see you Auh2o. I hope your family is well.

I'm sitting here watching Matlock eating a hotdog and now I'm craving one. But it's only 8:15 in the morning. I can't have a hotdog this early, can I? Maybe I can talk Maude into a hotdog instead of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch.


November 05, 2013 - Msg 95311: ASA stay in the hosp for the time

November 05, 2013 - Msg 95312: Hey, Asa. You go on and eat that hotdog if you want it. It must be noon somewhere! Actually, I no longer pay any attention to the clock. I eat what sounds good, whenever I'm hungry. I may eat bacon and eggs at midnight, or leftover pizza at 8 a.m., it really doesn't matter. So enjoy!

The air is so thick and heavy out there today that you can almost see it. It's 68, and we get a tiny drizzle of rain now and then, but it just won't turn loose and really unleash a downpour, I'm not complaining, though. My flowers are loving it! No burning sun, and cool, moist air all around, the occasional sprinkle - they think they're in flower heaven! Pansies, pentas, snapdragons, begonias and mums - all blooming so beautifully. Roses and esperanza, and even an azales provide splashes of color everywhere, and a blood-red geranium fairly demands attention. It's in a big white pot alongside the pathway, and is really dramatic. Here's a link to a blog I wrote a while back, in the spring, but it applies anytime:

Mr. Sawyer, your observation is correct. There aren't many of us on the porch anymore, and that makes us all a little sad. We used to be a much larger community, but over the years, some have left, for their own reasons. At one point, we got a little too far into the political scene (I confess, I was part of that) and some got offended or just lost interest and left. I'm sorry for that. We learned from it, and now try to "curb them hot flashes", so to speak, and that's how it should be. I keep hoping some of those who left will come back, but mostly, they haven't. Well, whatever. Those of us who are still here are a close-knit little family, and we enjoy each other. I think our little Mayberry fills different needs for different people, but after all, isn't that what a hometown does?

Well, guess I'll go catch a Hallmark movie. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

November 05, 2013 - Msg 95313: G-F, thanks for the Tim Conway clips. That man is a comic genius. I can't imagine being his wife, though. She must be a basket case by now. What must it be like to live with his wicked sense of humor? --Romeena

November 05, 2013 - Msg 95314: Rommena I was thinking the same thing about his wife! If I did that, I'd be in the Dog House for along time! He has not lost his comedic timing one bit.
Floyd showed us some pictures from the cruise on last nights pod-cast it sure looks like a good time! Poor Horatio even popped in for awhile to say hey.
I don't think my flowers are singing anymore, the frost zapped them the other night, but your video was nice!
Asa, I agree with Romeena a hot dog could have all the food groups in it if you try, depends what ya put on it and it IS noon somewhere! I thought it was you pedulaobligota that was giving you trouble...
Mr.Sawyer...The porch may be small but it is MIGHTY!....I'm just say'in....


November 05, 2013 - Msg 95315: Thank you porchers for welcoming a stranger to your porch. I just don't know how long I will be stayin but it sure has been fun discovering this place. I have been a TAGS fan for 50 years. I am 57 now. Always watching this show whenever I could. Not the whole family. Just me. I recently discovered I could watch TAGS on Netflix anytime I want. So along with TVLand, and WCIU, I am always watching this show throughout the day. Seems to just keep me in a state of mind I enjoy. Mrsawyer

November 05, 2013 - Msg 95316:
Mr. Sawyer, activity here on The Front Porch fluctuates. Sometimes it can get busy, but lately, things have slowed down. Some of the people here who also have Facebook accounts have reported that some of the missing regulars from here are now posting on Facebook.
Also be careful with Netflix. During our first month using Netflix, we almost exceeded our monthly data package. With three people using our internet account, we never exceed our data download limit. But since adding Netflix, we have to keep track of our download usage.

I love all of those Tim Conway links that have been posted. Tim Conway and Harvey Korman are my favorite comedy duo.

from Poor Horatio

November 05, 2013 - Msg 95317: That's just one of the things I love about the porch. "It's noon somewhere". That's the out of the box thinking that's made this Country great. :) And I must admit Romeena, I enjoy a slice of cold pizza for breakfast every now and again. And Romeena, I can't let you take all the blame for the political posts here. I know I have spouted off a lot, and feel bad if I have driven folks away. So I do try and curb my tongue but am not always successful.

Hey GF,you getting all those honey doo`s done in a timely and professional manner?

MDC, How is your Dad doing? Well I pray.

Well my Stacey brought me some home made stew on Sunday and I think I'll finish it tonight. What a wonderful blessing it is to have adult daughter's who love me and take such good care of me. I thank the Lord every day for them.


November 05, 2013 - Msg 95318: Hello Asa: Was it Mulligan stew? Does stew make your Patilla Oblongotta feel better? Mrsawyer

November 05, 2013 - Msg 95319: Mr Sawyer, how did you ever tell those twins apart? (:

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95320: William has a mole on his right ear. Robert does not. Mrsawyer

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95321: Maybe a front porcher can answer this. What business did Don Yelton have with Andy? And 2, what is the story going around about Myra Coons? Mrsawyer

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95322: Well you see Mr Sawyer,it's like this. It seems Myra was..... oh excuse me. I have to answer the phone.


November 06, 2013 - Msg 95323: Yep Asa, Today's tasks, wrapping pipes with insulation, laundry, helping a buddy with his plumbing, nap, fix dinner...yep it's a fun day!
(got my leaves done & grass cut yesterday before it rains.)


November 06, 2013 - Msg 95324: Wouldn't ya just know that his name would be DON! :)

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95325: Plumbing GF? I can't think of a quicker way to kill a day and to drain a wallet than to work on old plumbing buddy. Good luck to you.

Now Mr. Sawyer, you were asking about Myra Coons. Well she had just..... oh darn, someone's at the door. I'll be right back.


November 06, 2013 - Msg 95326: Is DON the guy who is always hungry and eating? Mrsawyer

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95327: Yes Asa I agree! Yes, you are one of my kind! I told my friend to "Hope for the best...But expect the Worse". I think that's the plumbers creed!
That is why he called "The Man" instead of trying to do it himself...Speaking of that, it's time to go there now...


November 06, 2013 - Msg 95328: Hello porch friends...taking a coffee break to check in between loads of laundry. It is HOT here in south texas. :( Up to 90, I think, but supposed to be 68 tomorrow. I just made some pumpkin pie cupcakes...needed to use up the pumpkin I had. They are pretty good for any of you that like pumpkin pie...I will share the recipe if anyone is interested.

Kinda draggin' my wagon today...went to bed to late. Bruce was working evenings and didnt get home until 1am. Also, at about 11pm I heard what sounded like a gunshot near the house. It startled me but then I figured it was just an old truck backfiring, but then I heard it again about 5 minutes later (or less). One of our dogs was scared to death and I had to put her in the garage. I called the police department to report it so someone could come out and take a look around. I never heard anything else. I was half afraid that the alcoholic couple next door might have gotten into a fight and someone may have beet shot, but they are ok today as far as I can tell. Crazy.

Better get back to my studies.


November 06, 2013 - Msg 95329: Good morning, porch! Wow, G-F, your leaves are already down and cleaned up? Mine have only begun to show a bit of yellow. It will be another month before they're off the trees, at least. It does seem like they're a bit later than usual, though.

I heard that story about Myra Koontz, but I'm not about to repeat it! No lady would be caught repeating such a thing. Uh, well, maybe if I just whisper it - (..................) There, Mr. Sawyer, did you get it?

I noticed last night that Sheriff Taylor has the same problem with the water pipes in his kitchen, that I've got with the faucet on the back of my house. When you turn it on, it rattles and clanks and makes a terrible noise! None of the other pipes do it, just that one. I wonder what causes that?

Kinda chilly today, just 53. Looks like the low for tomorrow and Friday will be in the low 40s, then back up to the low 50s for a few days. I've got to find at least one strong man to move my plumerias into the garage. They get very unhappy at any temp below 40. I sure do hope those forecasts are accurate. Joe brought my desert rose in for me and put it in the sunroom, but the plumerias have to go in the garage. They're very heavy, require a two-wheeler to move them, and getting them through the side gate is no picnic. First, though, I've got to clear a space for them in the garage. One of them is about nine feet tall. The smaller one is no problem, but that big one is a real chore. If the plants survive until next weekend, David will move them for me, and I'll make him some fried pork chops and gravy.

I'm about to get tired of fooling with them, especially the big one, because they never bloom. Actually, I think they try, and I do see one or two flowers now and then, but the squirrels nibble the buds off as soon as they appear. At least I think that's what's happening. I see the little rascals sitting in the branches, nibbling at something! I can only guess, but I think they're eating the flower buds. Squirrels are lucky that God made them so cute. If they looked like those awful, nekkid-tailed rats that came over from my neighbor's trashy garage a few years ago, I'd have them in a live trap and taken across the Trinity in a heartbeat. Took six rats away like that, and they never came back. Then the neighbors moved, somebody cleaned out the garage, and no more rats. I have never seen such trashy people in my life. That house was unbelievable when they left it. Somebody said they were foreclosed on, but I think they just couldn't stand their own filth any longer. The house looked fine from the outside, in the front. The back yard was a trash heap, and the inside of the house would have gagged a hyena. How do people live like that???

Well, better go feed my small sidekick. She hates it when I stop off here at this keyboard when we first get up. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95330: Eeeek!
There that should do it. Sorry, didn't mean to yell! --Romeena

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95331: Well, for cryin' out loud!
. Now, if that doesn't fix it, I'll have to call the man. --Romeena

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95332: Amazing what the omission of one little "/" can cause, isn't it? --Romeena

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95333:
Romeena, I examined the source code of your Msg 95329. When you typed G-F's name, you placed a bold-on command in front of his name, which was correct. But after his name, instead of a bold-off command, you typed another bold-on command. So now there were two bold-on commands that needed to be canceled. But in your correction Msg 95330, you posted just one bold-off command. So the bold continued. But then in your Msg 95331, you posted three bold-off commands which were more than enough to return things to normal.
When using HTML, you need an off command for every on command. However, extra off commands have no effect.

from Poor Horatio

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95334: Wow Poor Horatio you got that figured out...of course you can do all the neat stuff on here ! a comp tech?..I aint to good with comps..and I aint suppose to say all the lights on here at EMC...well let me while im slow read the archives....any supper ideas?..SPOT

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95335: Thanks, PH. Actually, I had already visited "Page Source" and figured out what I had done. I should have known that one bold-off wouldn't be enough, since the bold began with G-F's name and continued from there, so obviously that was the bold-off attempt that didn't contain a "/" and therefore wouldn't work. As for the extra ones, I was just irritated and decided to be sure I had it covered. A little extra doesn't hurt! I appreciate your explanation, though. Never know when I'll learn something. --Romeena

November 06, 2013 - Msg 95336: Romeena, That "rattling & clanking usually comes from a faucet with a loose washer, when it gets to a certain position that is what happened to Andy. See Romeena, here on the porch we all have different talents whether it's a computer problem, plumbing, gardening, heating, preachin, nursing, electric, trivia, ect. we have most of it covered here...Any rocket scientists here? Just incase we need to go to the moon!
While we are asking questions...What is the consensus on the Kindle Fire HD? Mrs. G-F wants to get one....Thanks,


November 06, 2013 - Msg 95337: Hey GF, I am am currently using a Kindle Fire. It seems to be a pretty good device I reckon. Two things I don't like about it though is the touch screen. I don't like that at all. The second thing I've noticed is battery life. It sure don't seem to last very long on a charge. And it takes upwards of 6 to 8 hours to charge it if I plug it into the USB on my PC. It might be quicker to charge it you have one of those receptacles that has a USB dedicated plug, but I am not sure about that. Other than that it seems to be a good device.

Romeena, I agree with GF concerning your plumbing issue. I have seen a loose or worn washer cause the very noise you hear in that episode. Being yours is on an outside faucet, it most likely is a freeze proof faucet so it may have a longer stem on it than usual. But the idea is the same.

What did you make for supper GF? I hope you washed up good after that plumbing job. The only plumbers creed I've ever heard is po op runs down hill and payday is on Fridays. :)


November 07, 2013 - Msg 95338:
ASA, GF and PH, your educations were worth every penny!
Since most of us on the porch arnt spring chickens anymore, you may enjoy this saying that I heard the other day: "We don't stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing." I think of RO and her bunco for example. Sounds like a fun group of gals who just refuse to stop playing!
SPOT, and others (I almost said REV too)NASCAR in Phoenix this weekend. Getting toward the end of the chase.
Mr Sawyer, here's one for you, what two episodes showed the same cabin as the O'Malley's and the Forbeses?
Hang in there BOO! Prayers for you and yours,

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95339: Hello MDC: Ya got me. I just can not recall any episode with the Forbeses. I have watched every frame of every episode many times over. Mrsawyer

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95340: wow...I wonder if that is just your Kindle fire, Asa...seems like alot of charging. Is the battery old?

Well, its in the 50s here this morning and I'm a happy camper! :)


November 07, 2013 - Msg 95341: Hey Boo, great to see you. Glad you got some cooler temps. My Kindle ain't even a year old so I don't think the battery is bad. I agree though, something seems wrong there.

Well I'm back to work today for the first time this week. My back is feeling a lot better. I just need to try and ease myself back into work. HA! Fat chance. It's all piled up and waiting for me. Oh well, it's good to be needed I reckon, and very good to be employed.

Boo, after some cold weather here and some snow, the next week is supposed to be very nice. Pushing 70 by this weekend they say. Very warm for us for November. Gotta love it baby! :)

Well better get moving. Maybe I can find an easy task like a loose faucet washer or something to repair. lol


November 07, 2013 - Msg 95342:
Morning Porch

Wet and colder here on this end of the Porch.

GF-We have a few gizmos around here the Fire being one. I'm with Asa I'm not crazy about the touch screen but that probably has more to do with my fat fingers than the Fire. However, I do like the Fire quite a bit. I still love the desktop computers best.

PH-That is some crazy stuff going on in TO. Our local channels cover Toronto quite a bit.


November 07, 2013 - Msg 95343: LoL Asa, I guess that quote is a "Universal" one that has no borders east to west or north to south! The plumbing job went well as could be expected, fixed leaking drain & tub faucet. Finished the job off with a good helping of plumbers grease to assure a smooooth operation!
Todays task..To get the "Goobmobile" serviced and ready for the winter, used to do it all myself but for $21.95 it's not worth the trouble & disposal of the oil, so I will let "The Man" at the Ford garage do it for me. Amen gang?
Oh by the way Asa, I made ham & scalloped taters for dinner and they was good! I think I'll bake Mrs. GF one of her favorites...Little cherry tart pies, some with crumble top and some with lids. She has been easy on me this week with "THE LIST" so I'll surprise her....

Boo, 50's?=Happy Campers? I like happy campers, much better than the campers that got into poison ivy, those campers are not so happy is what I'm thinkin....

Off to face the world......


November 07, 2013 - Msg 95344: One more thing Asa, Maybe you purchased the "Old Fart" model of the Kindle? (The one that has to be charged all the time!) it comes with low energy, and needs a constant charge up like it's operator!
I'm just sayin......haha I'll remind Mrs. G-F to be sure she gets the "Newer" version since she IS younger the me!...

G-F again....

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95345: "That boy, he just ain't right...REV from heaven...

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95346:
God bless our Rev.
Mornin' honeys and dears...
G-F--sounds like your day is off to a busy start.
Mr Sawyer--we all know the shot of the cabin used in Convicts at Large, but also in "Barney's Bloodhound" the crook ties Barn up in a cabin, and he says "This is the Forbeses." Then as Andy approaches, there is a quick shot of the exterior, and it is the same as O'Mally's.
News you can only get here, and not from the Mayberry Gazette! haha (Of course, I also have a source on facebook! :)
BOO-- did Sean ever talk to his boss about the super detailing jobs??
Almost time to break out the Goodyear album.
Well, have a good day all,

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95347: Hello MDC: I just finished watching half of that very episode on Netflix this morning. The episode with Ralph Neal. When I finish watching it I will pay close attention. Do you know who Barney got Blue from? Mrsawyer

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95348: Good morning, porch. MDC, I guess you're right about us gals and our "playing." We do have a lot of fun, a lot of laughter and teasing and conversation, and incidentally, we play bunco. I do a lot of "playing", I guess. Some might call it self-indulgence, and maybe it is. When I was younger and had children and a husband to look after, the focus was more on them, but we still played a lot. Dale had a playful nature, and would often pull me away from housework and we'd go on an adventure. We have been known to leave the vacuum in the middle of the room, pile the kids in the car and drive down to Canton to the flea market and just spend the day, enjoying lemonade, roasted corn, ice cream, and would usually buy a piece or two of Fiestaware that we couldn't really afford. Sometimes we'd just drive over to Love Field, park near the end of the runway, and watch the Southwest Airlines flights take off or land. Then we'd go somewhere for ice cream. The kids loved it! He was a sweet, indulgent and playful guy, my Dale.

I'm in a somewhat thoughtful mood today. Not sad, just a little subdued. Here's one reason:

You'll remember me mentioning the "Walk to Remember" that happens every year, where families who have lost babies at birth, or shortly thereafter, or to miscarriage, gather for a remembrance service. Brittney joined the organization (MEND)at first for the support when Logan died, and remains active now in order to provide support for others. She's the photographer at their gatherings, and the link above is the video she compiled from the pictures she took at the one this year. She's a very good photographer, and skilled at using the computer to make a presentation. Check it out.

Well, guess I'd better get dressed. Eddie will be here to mow in a little while, and this window doesn't hide much when he's in the back yard. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95349:
auh2o, yes, the recent events involving the Mayor of Toronto have captured worldwide attention. What surprises me is that a population poll was taken after the Mayor's televised admission and supposedly his popularity increased by over 5 percent. Was this a fluke? I don't know.

from Poor Horatio

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95350: No surprise there, PH. The inmates are running the asylum, not just in Canada but pretty much everywhere. We cannot look down our noses at Canada, we have our own dirty linen, flapping in the breeze for all to see. When a man can send vulgar pictures of his "parts" - even after being called out for it - and still say, in all sincerity, that "I'd be mayor if it weren't for the internet" - well, something's wrong. He thinks it's the internet's fault, has nothing to do with him being a sick pervert. The prophet Isaiah saw it coming, and he said, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness." Isaiah 5:20. We shouldn't be surprised at what goes on today. It's simply the prophesies, coming to pass.

I've been watching, and enjoying, the Hallmark Christmas movies. I know, I know, I'm going to get cavities if I watch very many more, but I do like them. I've noticed one thing though, that I think is kinda funny. In just about all of them, there's a situation where some Christmas-oriented person decides to decorate the home of someone who is sad, depressed, grinchy or absent. They poke around in a closet or the attic and come back with a battered cardboard box, usually marked "Xmas decorations." (Why must they abbreviate it?) Anyway, those boxes must be magic because in an hour or so the whole house, inside and out, and usually including the fence and the trees, is fully decorated and ablaze with lights. All out of that one dilapidated box. Amazing. I checked my attic, and couldn't find a box like that. Wish I could! Hahahaha!

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95351: One more thing, porch. So far, only three people have responded regarding the Christmas card list. That would be Boo, Big Maude and Possum. Have I missed someone's response? I'm going to try to get the list to those who are interested by the first of December, so if you want to send/receive a card, let me know, and if your address has changed since last year, let me know that, too. --Romeena

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95352: I'm with ya Romeena I like those Hallmark Christmas movies too...(Just don't call me Sensitive!) I bought "The Christmas Card" and Mrs. G-F got me both of the "Christmas Shoes" DVD's.

I think with the Holidays coming up, REV would have wanted us to start praying for those folks who have a hard times during the Holidays. Let's start with REV's family, this will be a very rough year for them....But there is Joy in knowing REV will be Caroling with the First String Singers! Hark the Herald Angels Sing...


November 07, 2013 - Msg 95353: P.S. Romeena, put me on this years list too, so I have time to find the "proper" cards...G-F again..

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95354: Please add me to the Christmas list also To. I was about to request that when the Rev passed away and that kind of put a halt to things. Nothing has changed for me, if you still have my information.

I'm with you GF concerning getting the car serviced. For the price they charge it is hard for me to muster up the gumption to mess around with disposing the old oil. I guess I'm getting old. There was a day no one else would touch my cars. That would be sacrilegious. As bad as touching my wife. Well it's still hands off the wife, but go ahead and take care of the car. Dang, I hope the older I get I don't lower my standards further. The wife might not like that. On the other hand she might slip me some aging pills to speed up the process. Hmmm, maybe I better start changing my own oil again. Oh what a tangled web we weave...


November 07, 2013 - Msg 95355: To? That should be Ro. (Stupid autocorrect)


November 07, 2013 - Msg 95356:
Attention - Michael Jordan's 56,000 square foot home and 7.4 acres of property are for sale. He tried selling it for $29 million with no luck. Then he dropped the price to $21 million, but still no takers. Now it will go to the highest bidder at an auction. So get your checkbooks ready. For a video tour, click on

from Poor Horatio

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95357:
G-F. Amen!!! and Amen! Rev has set a pretty high bar. He sure did bring some comfort to this world.


November 07, 2013 - Msg 95358:
PH- I haven't seen that poll. Strange days indeed.

Asa-I had to shut the auto correct off, it was driving me crazy. Thanks for asking, the family is moving in the right direction. But, I gotta tell ya, this thing with my daughter my have changed my DNA.

Peace folks,

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95359:
auh2o, check out

from Poor Horatio

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95360:
sorry auh2o, the link I posted above is from April. The latest poll can be found at

from Poor Horatio

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95361: So true Asa, I used to wash my car every other day even in the winter...My neighbors thought I was nuts! Now....I use the drive thru car wash!
as I always say..."Life's to short and so am I!"
While I wear my new Mayberry shirt: "Life's to short enjoy the ride" with the squad car heading to Myers Lake. I got it at M/D's this year...

Signing off for the night...G-F

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95362:
RO- very moving video. thanks for posting.
I had written a letter about Rev to pappabear Frank since he does not have email, and I got a reply in the mail today. He asked me to post this from him: "Sending my sympathies to you all, and to his family if they ever look here. He never forgot one porchster, and I always enjoyed his Christmas card letter of his love of family and Jesus. He even included little notes when I bought his CDs.pappabear."
MR SAWYER--in what ep did Brisco say "we got us an issueance to the third generation." and Charlene says "Opie's perfectly mannerized."
Hope all is well.

November 07, 2013 - Msg 95363: Glad you are headed for a nice weekend, Asa. It is about 55 and dry here this evening and i just love it. It should be around 70 tomorrow.

Yes MDC, Sean did talk to his supervisor about the car situation and they have been doing better and gave him a bit of a raise. He really loves the job and loves the flexible hours, too. He is usually there most days from 9 to 6pm. We had a really neat answer to prayer this week. Sean works with a young man named Dusty who is also a detailer...he is about 23 and is just one of those really sweet but really sad young men who is down here alone from Arizona and has a bad family history and i think he is an addict (just marajuana, I think). Well, when I met him, my heart just melted for him. I started praying for him a couple of months ago and encouraged Sean to begin sharing his faith with Dusty. Well, a few days ago, Dusty got fired and Sean came home upset because Dusty left the job crying. It was very sad to hear it, too, and was praying for Dusty because I wanted the opportunity for get to know him and share the Lord with him. I told a friend to pray with me about it...she said she would pray that the Lord would give me an opportunity to share with him but I knew that he was going to move back to AZ. Well, guess what happened today? Sean said the boss hired Dusty back. There was a meeting with Dusty, in which Sean was present, and he said the boss had tears in his eyes when he told Dusty that he had fired him too quickly. Dusty was so happy because he didnt know how he was going to pay his bills. Looks like we will have the opportunity to try and form a relationship with this young man who sounds very much like he needs a friend and the Lord. God answers prayer, and cares about the ones who are lonely.

Been a long day. Took the kids to town today for new shoes and some long pants...Erin has outgrown nearly everything she owns. We dropped by the mall to exchange something and Santa was already, seems to start earlier every year. It was fun, though, because they had a neat jazz band playing a christmas concert in the food court. :)

Well, better think about kicking back and winding down.


PS-I saw the video that Brittney posted on facebook and I thought it was so touching....