June 20, 2014 - Msg 98239: I know you don't remember me Pappa Bear, but I sat next to you one year at the parade during Mayberry Days, we talked about our passion for Mayberry. Glad to see you are doing well, prayers for your upcoming surgery. Maybe we will meet up again this year...

Goober Fife...

June 20, 2014 - Msg 98240:
PAPPA Bear! So good to see you. I have a half-written letter that I need to get to you.
G-F is the real deal. I will also be praying for you. I hope that you and GF can meet up once again
before this world goes totally crazy!
Prayers for all,

June 20, 2014 - Msg 98241: Hey, there, Pappa Bear. So glad to see you! I hope this means you'll be coming around regularly?? We've really missed you.

MDC, I think the world has already gone crazy. Here's something I learned today, in an article from The American Family Association:

Greta Hawkins, the bullying principal of the Edna Cohen School (PS90) in New York, has struck again. The kindergarten class was rehearsing for their graduation ceremony, and were singing "Stand Up for the Red, White and Blue."

I quote the article: When the class of four-year-olds was rehearsing the song in their auditorium and waving mini American flags, Hawkins halted the rehearsal and scolded the teachers, saying, "You didn't ask permission to do it." The flags were also banned, as they were unapproved materials, she said.

In 2012, the principal banned the singing of "God Bless the USA", reportedly telling teachers that it may offend other cultures. This past September, she also eliminated the daily singing of "America the Beautiful."

"It may offend other cultures?" Excuse me? If they're here in America, and attending that function presumably because their child is beginning their education at taxpayer's expense, then in my opinion, they can darned well get over it if we want to sing a patriotic song. I am so everlastingly sick and tired of kowtowing to some weird special interest group, or foreign culture, or whoever they may be. We (you and I) have rights too, and one of my rights is to be able to speak about my faith, sing praises to my country, and eat onions on my chili dog if I choose. If my speech or my songs bother someone else, they're free to get on the next plane. I'll help them pack. If my onions bother them, they can go sit somewhere else. In other words, this is America, love it or leave it. I'm an American, and my rights, in this country, should not be abridged to accommodate someone whose reason for being here just might be questionable anyway. Seems to me that anyone who objects to the singing of a patriotic song in America might have some explaining to do regarding why they chose to come here in the first place.

Wow. Where did that come from? I sort of got on a roll there, but I've said it, and I ain't takin' it back. Tell some little kids they can't sing a song about their own country? Somebody needs to investigate that woman. Soon. --Romeena

June 20, 2014 - Msg 98242: AMEN to that ROMEENA


June 21, 2014 - Msg 98243: Good Sweep Goober Fife!..glad to see ya papa bear...Good post Romeena!..hey MDC,Possum,Lucy?,asa,Boo,Maude and all....well here at work on the night shift this month..not to bad..just one more Tech and I here...got a couple of calls going...NO storms thank goodness...Garden doing great..picked a few hot peppers and some banana ones...maters size of a Large golf ball (is there such a thing?)..and I play golf..ha ha..well smaller than a baseball...Pop has pampered them...Miracle Grow on them about ever 4th day...they love it...peas,okra,squash,cukes doing well...ok..let me get some busy work done...breakfast on me at I-Hop...signed:SPOT yer talking dog of this here porch

June 21, 2014 - Msg 98244: I think we should do this Romeena, how about we start a campaign to send Greta Hawkins somewhere's else? I'll put my $1.25 in to get started...I'm thinking "Putin" my be looking for some of those kind of teachers over there in Russia? I'm Just sayin'.....

Hey Spot, I'll take ya up on that IHOP offer, kinda like to try those strawberry banana cream pancakes they been showin' on TV. Good to hear your garden is doing well. I picked up some watermelons from Thomasville Ga. they were super sweet! (they must use Miracle Grow on them too)

Getting ready to go (as Romeena says) mouse around at the flea market for awhile or as long as my hip holds out...

MDC.. I don't know about being a "real deal" maybe a "real study" would be closer to it..haha

Every body have a GREAT day ya hear!....


June 21, 2014 - Msg 98245: Hi All.
G-F stop buying up all the flea or your house will be full of fleas!
Hi Pappa Bear good to see you and I will prayer for you.
Will my siss is comming along good and in a week or so she will back to driving!
Rom how is every thing going with you and your grandson?

TOM :(

June 21, 2014 - Msg 98246: Yay! Pappa Bear's back! Great to hear from you-we will all be praying for you as you undergo your heart surgery this July. I'm sure you'll be "fixed up" good in time for Mayberry Days. I'd like to attend (1st time) this year-not sure,but gonna try to make it up there.

Ijust don't know if Mount Airy can handle 3 Porchsters plus Floyd,though- LOL Sure will be a lot of " Porch-aguese" in the air-ha!

Y'all have a great day-gonna be a HOT one here. Heard the "weather man" say the heat index will make it feel like 108-110 today! Now that's DANGED hot,as Rev used to say!

possum under a rock

June 21, 2014 - Msg 98247: Good morning, porch! Cloudy in my end of the porch this morning, temp just 81° right now, at about 9:30, but it will get warmer. It would be a good morning to get outside and get some pruning done, but being warm, humid and cloudy, the mosquitoes will be out in regiments. Not sure I want to do that, with all the West Nile virus out there. Still, it really needs to be done. Roses need pruning, dead iris bloom stalks are everywhere, same with day lilies. It makes things look shaggy.

Tom, I'm glad to hear your sister is doing so well. My grandson and I are having a great time. He's going to be here a few more days. He's such a nice guy, funny and smart, helpful and respectful, just nice to have him around. I've been getting up at six to be sure he's up, and I make him some breakfast while he's getting dressed. He's easy to please, eats anything, not picky at all. I've taught him a couple of easy meals to make, which he plans to do for his buddies back at Texas State when school starts again. He said one of the dishes would be a great game day meal. Takes about ten minutes to prepare, and it's cheap. Perfect for a bunch of college guys!

Best thing about him though - he loves TAGS! We've been watching DVDs every evening, and really having fun. It's not just something he's doing to humor me, either. He watches it on TV all the time. By the way, TV Land is running it again. Guess they got some hot emails about it, although I'm dogged if I can figure out how to contact them. When I go to their website, I can never find anything. Maybe I just missed it.

Boo, that's weird, about the donkeys getting out. Do you have a video camera you could set up to run during the night? Or close the gate with a wire twist. I don't think a donkey could untwist it, so if it's opened again, you'll know some human fingers are involved. That's when you load up the loudest gun you own, hide and watch, and when you see somebody at the gate, you fire into the ground and scare the bejabbers out of them. Then you go back in the house before anybody sees you.

Well, got some errands to take care of, guess I'd better get moving. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

June 21, 2014 - Msg 98248: I would like to think the executives at TVLand (should) know their fan base for TAGS. Larry Jones the president should know by the HUGE crowds at the statue dedication @ Mt. Airy. I believe they think they are slick by trying to slip other JUNK in on us, but we know the right formula, so don't mess with a good thing...Amen?

TOM...I bought no fleas today, just a hot dog and a part for my lawn mower, and a big pile of note pads, they just keep disappearing and I am getting tired of looking for one when I need it..

Romeena, I figured you would like the Brown's billboard I sent you. haha I agree, not the same Cowboys since Tom Landry left. I heard him speak once at a Christian Men's Rally, class act for sure!

Possum, Those temps sound a lot like those from MDC's area. Better get deeper down in your hole where it is cooler.

With all the rain we've been having, I think we too will have "divisions" of thos dang skeeters, so I better order a few dozen more Bats from the Sears & Roebuck catalog to be sure I'm covered.


June 21, 2014 - Msg 98249: Sure is hot here, too Possum. High heat index and no rain in sight. I think its going to be a long summer...at least I will get to spend a couple a week in Michigan.

Glad you are enjoying spending some time with your grandson, Ro. :)


June 21, 2014 - Msg 98250: Good evening porch,! Hope all is well. Well my vacation week is quickly coming to an end. It will be back to work for me and
Mr. Maude Monday morning. Had a restful week. We stayed close home for much of the week.

Mr. Maude went to Knoxvile on Thursday to visit his oldest brother. He started his dialysis a couple weeks ago and says he feels so much better. He is hoping to be able to go back to work in a few weeks. Hopefully he can.

Yesterday, Mr. Maude and I traveled to Mt. Airy for the day. It 's about a 2 1/2 hour drive for us . We visited the Andy Griffith museum, the Snappy Lunch and had my picture taken with Floyd and the statute of Andy and Opie. We were hoping to met Betty Lynn as that was the day she signs autographs at the museum but unfortunately she was sick and unable to be there. Did a little shopping and went by Andy's childhood home, visited Wally's, the courthouse and Opie's candy store.
It was a fun day. I would love to go back in September for
Mayberry days.

I received a nice note from Pappa Bear today. I had sent him a card a couple weeks ago. He said he was having open heart surgery July 1st in Indianapolis. Let's remember to keep him in our prayers. He seems to love hearing from anyone on the porch.

Dinner menu will be: grilled chicken, stir fry veggies and baked potatoes with butter and sour cream. Oreo pie for dessert.
Tea and strawberry lemonade to drnk. Come early and we can visit .

Prayers and blessings,
Big Maude

June 22, 2014 - Msg 98251:
Happy first day of SUMMER! And with all the "dang hot" comments
above, I'd say it made it none too soon. ha We had 14 hours of daylight today, but now that will begin to inch downward once again, and we have 108s for the forecasts next week, but at least still pretty dry.
Big Maude, glad you had a relaxful week, and even
drove to Mayberry! I would sure like to attend some day at the Sept. days.
PappaBear sure had us all scared for a while. Don't know if I told you, but the Frank S that I saw a death cert for was his grandfather's! he told me
in a recent letter.
RO- sounds like you had a good time with grandson.
Also, one of these days tell us how you really feel!! ha
TOM- only dogs should be allowed at flea markets! haha
Cecile and I went to Red Lobster tonight for our Anniversary dinner, but after 50 minutes, and everyone else around us, who came in later, all digging in; I went to the manager and, in a calm tone, said we had been waiting for almost an hour and this was to be our special night out, so the manager comped the whole meal! (Found out that the server forgot to hit the 'send' button on the electronic ordering device.) Still left her a nice tip.
Prayers for all, but not flaunting my Bible knowledge, :)

June 22, 2014 - Msg 98252: MDC, The "Red BLobster is Mrs. G-F's favorite place too, along with the "Das Dutch Haus" good vittles there for sure. Yep, there are some real dogs at the flea market for sure. I saw a Yorkie in it own special buggy being towed by a lady in a motorized scooter thing, looked like the dog was having the time of his life. Wonder if the dogs was named Lydia?

Maude, Sorry you missed Betty Lynn, she is a sweetie for sure! You will just HAVE to come to Mayberry Days then. Floyd is working on another Mayberry meet-up in Mt. Airy again this year, July 19th I think. If you remember we did it last year we all got together at the Mayberry Motor Inn on Rt 52. I'll have more info after Floyds pod-cast tomorrow night.


June 22, 2014 - Msg 98253: Good morning, porch! Glad to see everyone up so bright and early, and feeling so chipper. I'm about to head for preachin', but wanted to stop by for a minute.

All this talk of Mayberry Days, doggone it, wish it wasn't so far to travel. I just can't afford it. Would so love to attend. Got to talk to my son about that. Like I think I've said before, he could fly us in and out, we wouldn't even have to stay over, just make it a day trip.

It's been great having Tyler here. He's such a good guy. Sweet-natured, agreeable, just a joy to have around. His parents did a good job!

Good for you, MDC, for the way you handled the Red Lobster thing. You took the high road for sure, and good on you for not shorting the server's tip. Anyone can make a mistake. The only time I reduce a tip is if the server is rude or surly. If they're pleasant, and trying, I always tip well. My dad taught me that, and Dale confirmed it.

Well, I'd better run, or I'll be late. Blessings, friends. Have a peaceful day, and remember Whose day it is! --Romeena

June 22, 2014 - Msg 98254: Good Sabbath porch family.

So great to see you posting pappabear. Prayers for you surgery. Get better quickly.

Can't rock for long. Putting the finishing touches on my talk. Thank you for all the help you have given me.

Prayers for all.


June 22, 2014 - Msg 98255: Maude I brought some of yer dinner from last night to work today...thanks...Good afternoon gang...back here at work till morning...slow right now...goodlookin day...in the 90"s here in Ga...hey Romeena,MDC,papa,asa,Lucy??..G-F,possum,Boo,TOM,Goober Fife and all...well Race Day in Cal. !..let me get going on that left over Maude plate...back in a bit....prayers.....SPOT

June 22, 2014 - Msg 98256: Good afternoon, porch! Home from church, light lunch, waiting now for family to arrive, will be making burgers here tonight. Come on by - we'll have plenty.

Asa, how did your talk go this morning? Wish I could have heard you.

Would you believe it's just 76° here? It has been raining off and on all day, and the forecast is for it to continue for the rest of the week. Praise the Lord! We need it so bad. I'm loving it!

Well, guess I'd better go start slicing onions and 'maters and the like. David and Tyler will man the grill, all I have to do is get the fixin's ready. Blessings, all. --Romeena

June 22, 2014 - Msg 98257:
RO-please pray for some rain to come our way. Thx
All of AZ is pretty tinder dry right now.
SPOT- Thanks for keeping the church lights on this AM.
If I may make a comment to all, please pray for the supreme court and the Holy Spirit's conviction on them as they make a big decision soon regarding the Hobby Lobby case. Note that the term "Freedom to worship" has slowly been replacing "Freedom of religion" inferring that's its fine confined to the four walls on Sunday, but don't you dare live your faith 24/7 as Hobby Lobby (and all of us should) want(s) to do. This is a subtle but dangerous "fundamental change" that is happening around us. be aware of it, pray about it.
Thanks, Good Sabbath to all,

June 22, 2014 - Msg 98258: Hi.
It look like this old porch has a handy full of prayer for us all, will add one more my S I L is the hosp with two mass on the brain life size as big tennis ball and the right a small in front her name is BRENDA HARTE.


June 22, 2014 - Msg 98259: Prayers for your sister in law Brenda, Tom. Hope things turn out well for her.

possum under a rock

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98260: Prayers for Brenda Harte, bless her soul.

Fairly peaceful Sunday around here today. Preachin', then Bruce took us to Whataburger. MDC, I tried a new sandwich with grilled chicken, monterrey jack cheese, and grilled onion...really good. No fries for me, though, and unsweet tea only. I am trying to be good. :)

HEY to SPOT..don't work too hard, Buddy.

G-F, I got an envelope in the mail from you yesterday...thanks so much, that was really cute and thoughtful. I will pass it on to Sean. :)
You're the cats, man.


June 23, 2014 - Msg 98261: I had to go back in the archives to read it as I haven't been here in a while, but Great To See You, Pappa Bear!! Will be praying for your surgery.

Yeah, they like to do that "subtle" stuff so they can sneak junk in with people unaware, don't they, MDC?! Constant vigilance!

Just wanted you all to know I talked with my neighbor about seeing the ambulance in their driveway. They actually were back in the house not too long after my last post on it, sorry.
But the husband said it was his wife who had some complications from an infection she got from some surgery she had had. Thankfully they are both at home now and she is doing well. Thanks for your prayers for them.

On another note, Kai won't be going back to the Christian school next year, but she also won't be going to the middle school. We are going to try homeschooling her next year. Or I should say, I am. Still don't know if she is going to be using the same curriculum they use at her school, or if we will try something else. I prefer a Christian-based curriculum, but that's the good thing about homeschooling; you could use the online public school curriculum(which is free) but you are still there to add a Christian element to it if need be.

Hope you all had a blessed Sunday, and have a good week!

-Sterling Holobyte

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98262: TOM, Prayers for your SIL for sure, a BIG portion of *P-P-P* (Porch Powered Prayers)...

You are welcome Boo, A guy sometimes needs to know that the things he does is important. Ya know, those cars just don't clean & shine themselves. D-A-R-E to be Great!....

Sterling, I applaud you for wanting to home school. I think of you when the Valspar paint commercial comes on, the one with the Dad & kids checking in with Mom while she is on a business trip.. Very Funny!

MDC, AZ is as dry as Asa's talk yesterday? Just kidding, hope everything went well Asa. Did you finish with a chorus of "Bringing in the sheaves"?

Romeena, Did David & Tyler make those burgers hard...If they burned them just don't blame Floyd...

G-F...* * * * * * *
* * * * * * (possum's foot prints)

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98263: Here you go Sterling, this is the commercial I was referring to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHw0-QaGYVs G-F again...

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98264: Good morning porch dwellers.

Prayers for Brenda Tom. Indeed.

Well the talk went pretty well I think. I received a lot of compliments anyway. But folks are very nice. I was worried because I was the last speaker and you could wind up with anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes or even longer. But they told me to prepare of 15 minutes and that is exactly how much time I had. I did notice a few folks dozing, but thankfully nobody was snoring. :) Again, thanks for all the ideas and stories.

Hey GF, We are back in the 90's this week so the shift is back to a/c work. Actually I am all caught up on the p.m.'s so now it's just any repairs that come along. That two weeks of being layed up with my back really messed up my timing, but the cool week we had last week helped out tons.

Glad you had a nice restful Sabbath Boo. That's what they are supposed to be. R and R. Rest and reflect. :)

Good to see you Sterling. Glad your neighbor is ok. Well if we are back in the 90's here, that means MDC will be basking in triple digits again. But with July almost here we will be seeing some of that afternoon thunder bumper activity showing up. Right MDC? Makes for a boring summer weather wise liven things up.

Hey Romeena, Have you noticed who shows up as Pete Malloys girlfriend on Adam-12 in the later episodes? Yep, non other than Helen Crump. She must like men in uniforms. You reckon? And she wasn't all snotty acting in Adam-12, although we don't see much of her. But Pete strikes me as a feller who wouldn't put up with that behavior for long either. I think he'd drop her like a bad habit if she carried on with him like she did with Andy.

Well better get the day started.

Prayers pals.

Asa ******* (If GF gets to do it, so do I) :)

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98265: Good morning, porch! Well, I'm feeling alone and a little blue this morning. Tyler left to go back to San Marcos. He finished up his contract work he was doing for David. It was an absolute pleasure to have him here this week. He's such a fine young man, so respectful, helpful, and funny as can be. Great sense of humor. I think he had a good time, and I know I did.

Sterling, it's good to see you. I applaud your plans for Kai next fall. That's a major undertaking, and I'm sure you'll do it very well. Boo has done it successfully, she could probably give you some hints. Seems to me the advantage is two-fold.

Tom, I'm sorry to hear about Brenda. Prayers for her for sure, and for the doctors who will be treating her.

Hey, G-F. Nope, the burgers weren't hard. Some were fairly well done, because some of the famly like them that way, but some were medium-rare, which is how I like them. David is a grill-meister, so he always does them just right.

Well, I think I'm going to crawl back in my nest and get a couple more hours of sleep. Tyler and I were up talking until nearly 2, then up at 6. We had a light breakfast and he was on his way by 7:30, and now I'm sleepy! Yep, that's the plan. Back to bed for a couple of hours, get a little more sleep, then maybe get up and do a little housework. I need to go up front and police the area, change the linens in his room, as Robbi and Richard are coming Thursday evening, to stay through the weekend. Then the rest of this house reeaally needs a good general cleaning. Guess I'd better get it done. Toye Starr isn't much help in that regard, so it's up to me.

It's raining again, appears to be prepared to do it all day, and the forecast is calling for rain every day this week! I am so happy. Thank you, Lord! Wish I could share it with you, MDC.

Blessings, friends. --Romeena

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98266: good morning yes i remember goober and i hope to be able to make it next year sure is a great group of people there at mayberry days. possum sent a letter the other day they should have me tweaked once goober puts me in the garage for an over haul. thanks for your prayers tom and everyone mdc will write soon i am weak but wanted to say hello pappa bear

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98267: Wish we could get some of that rain, Ro. Havent seen a drop here, but glad you are getting it.
So, Robbi and her hub are coming for a visit...glad to hear it and hope you have a wonderful visit, and speaking of family, how is your granddog, Bentley doing these days?


June 23, 2014 - Msg 98268: Good to see ya, Sterling. Homeschooling is not easy (but you don't expect that it will be), but the rewards are great. My first advice would be not to over-stress. Perfectionism and homeschooling don't mix. :) You will really enjoy not having to get out of the house bright and early on those cold winter days, and you can be pretty flexible. Don't forget take some field trips. I'll be happy to help you any way I can and answer questions.

Glad it went well, Asa. Several others spoke, too? Must have been a long meeting.

Hello to Pappa Bear. Greeat to see you on the porch.


June 23, 2014 - Msg 98269: Will time to change from Mayberry front porch to
Prayer front porch.
Why because we all asked for rater from everyone
here at time.


June 23, 2014 - Msg 98270: TOM, Needing prayers is a lot like History, there is so much more of it these days. Isn't it great to have a bunch of friends like these folks knowing they are praying for you...Amen?

Pappa Bear, Possum should have told you too when they do a complete overhaul they also install a "Turbo Charger" so you will run as smooth as Malcolm Tuckers Lincoln..haha

Asa, Are those "Possum tracks" meaning she should walk the straight & narrow?
** **
** **
**...she jumped!


June 23, 2014 - Msg 98271: Actually, those are my "rocks"-y'all leave them alone! A possum ain't got nowhere to hide with folks messing with my rocks!

possum under a rock

Now leave my rocks be! Ha!

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98272: Oh, I got a nice letter from Pappa Bear today! I'm gonna write him back and tell him all about y'all naughty possum teasers! LOL

possum again

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98273: Ha ha! I knew exactly what commercial you were talking about, G-F. I like that one.
Though with me it is a little different. I actually have to wait until my wife leaves before I CAN keep the house clean.

Boo, I probably will have some questions for you as we get going with the homeschooling.
As for field trips, that's what's great about Kai's old school. They let homeschooling families take part in their field trips and programs. And I was told Kai would even be able to take some of their classes as well. I am going to look for other homeschooling families outside our church as well and see what kind of things they do, and if they have a network of homeschoolers around here.

Well, I am probably going to try to go back to sleep. I know, it's 11:30 and I should be up, right? But I was up until 5 am with Noah. Oye! Don't know what's up with him. I am thinking growing pains. Luckily he is still sleeping.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98274: Ok, There's nothing meaner than a agitated possum! Asa and I were just practicing our sen-ten-ces. haha... I'll go and cut my grass now so's I don't get myself in any more trouble... G-F

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98275: Ok, There's nothing meaner than a agitated possum! Asa and I were just practicing our sen-ten-ces. haha... I'll go and cut my grass now so's I don't get myself in any more trouble... G-F

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98276: time for the big house for Asa and g f

June 23, 2014 - Msg 98277: O.K. G.F. Tonight, you and me. We're busting out!


June 24, 2014 - Msg 98278: Good morning porch. I am using my new phone to type and I need to get used to it. Taking me forever... You will never guess what I did yesterday. I went to the car graveyard and helped Sean retrieve a bumper from an old wrecked car. He needed it to replace the one that was damaged in his wreck. It was kind of fun out there. Something I never saw myself doing. Well..got to get dressed and get some things done today......Boo

June 24, 2014 - Msg 98279: i guess i wont get a super turbo since i have to give possum back her rocks, ha now we will have to quit picking on possum by mayoral decree. i will ride off into the sunset in my brown truck goober i keep hearing a ping put ping in my brown truck can you check it out well enough mischief from the pappa bear

June 24, 2014 - Msg 98280: Hey

I heard from my brother last night, he say that she has cancer1
now she have to thing what she going to do?


June 24, 2014 - Msg 98281: there is a new movie coming out tammy looks funny what do you think every day when i watch the andy griffith show they always look so young and then i look in the mirror and wonder why i dont look young pappa bear

June 24, 2014 - Msg 98282: Pappa Bear, take a video camera and film yourself looking in the mirror, and then play it back when you want to look in the mirror, and you will never get any older. I think that's how they do it on TAGS. ;-)

Prayers for your family, Tom. I think there are many decisions to make about what to do when someone finds out they have cancer, but I think it depends on the kind of cancer and what stage it is in. Though someone else more knowledgeable here would probably be able to help you out more on that than I could.

-Sterling Holobyte

-Sterling Holobyte

June 24, 2014 - Msg 98283: Thanks, Pappa Bear!

Sorry to hear that news,Tom. Prayers for Brenda.

possum under a rock

June 24, 2014 - Msg 98284: Prayers for Brenda Tom. Hopefully they found it early enough to treat.

Possum, all these years and I never knew them things was your cotton pickin rocks! Ya learn something everyday.

Boo, you didn't find any of GF's girly magazines in that wrecking yard, did ya? You know how he enjoys those high resoloution pictures with them fancy camera lenses. :)


June 24, 2014 - Msg 98285: Asa, I'm told those Popular Mechanic magazines have some real good articles in them..haha

TOM, Prayers for Brenda, and pray that the course of treatment goes well.

Boo, If you go back to the junk yard, I need a water pump for a '64 VW Beetle. Those are getting really hard to find these days...


June 24, 2014 - Msg 98286:
Greetings to Pappa Bear. I hope your heart surgery is successful. My prayers go out to you.

TOM, so sorry to hear the bad news regarding Brenda's health problem. I offer prayers for her.

G-F, regarding the '64 VW Beetle water pump you need, check out http://www.autopartsfair.com/

from Poor Horatio

June 24, 2014 - Msg 98287:
TOM, please ask Brenda to check out http://tinyurl.com/mq6l935 for some diet suggestions that may help her.

from Poor Horatio

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98288: Prayers TOM...whew...storms please stop here in ga...at work...need food...SPOT

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98289:
TOM--prayers for your family and for Brenda's
complete recovery. Thank you Jesus.
I think Possum is going back to her hippie days.
Lots of love and peace on FB. haha
BOO--ANYthing at WhataBurger is worth a try! I have
loved em for 40 years!!
GF--You need to tread carefully on Postum's rock! ha
ASA-glad all went well on Sunday. You can remove the underarm pads anytime now. lol
Whenever i speak before a group I always think of the verse "He does not give us a spirit of fear..." :)
God's blessings on all,

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98290: Morning all. I hope the new day finds you all fine and dandy.

Boy Boo, you find that radiator GF is looking for, you hold on to it cause you got you a real collectors item. That GF is quite the comedian. :)

We don't have any Whataburgers around here. So I can't comment on them I reckon. We have finally gotten In-n-out burgers though. I like em.

Ya know MDC, I kept reminding myself that I was trying to serve the Lord with my talk, and it was going to be in front of my Church family, but it's still nerve racking for me to speak in front of a large gathering. I suppose if I did it more often, I'd do better. Not that I am offering to do it every week mind you. lol

Been watching my TAGS dvd's lately. I watched "The Perfect Female" last night. I don't know, but that is one episode I just never cared for all that much. I thought it was Barney running off at the mouth that was more the problem than anything Andy did. But Andy took the hit for it. She got all upset because Barney said "she passed the mustard". Well Barney said that, not Andy. Oh well, the episode right after that is one of my favorites, "Aunt Bees brief encounter". I just love that episode. I wish Mr. Wheeler could have stayed around and been a regular. They could have had a lot of good story lines with him as a town regular. But I guess his destiny was the Shady Rest Hotel. :)

Better get going.

Prayers for all.


June 25, 2014 - Msg 98291: Remembering our REV- today would have been his 55th birthday.

possum under a rock

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98292: "In-n-out burgers", Asa?? Does that name refer to how quickly you can go in and buy them, or how quickly they go through your system? ;)
We don't have either Whataburgers or In-n-out burgers around here. Just the usual gastro-action inducing burger places like McDonalds, Burger King, etc.
Well, we do have Culvers, and their burgers are pretty good. But we usually just go there for the frozen custard. It's also the hangout place most of our church goes to after a function or school program.

Thanks for the reminder, possum. Sad. But also happy knowing he is resting in Glory.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98293: Well, I just found out some exciting, and nerve-wracking, news.
I won a contest on Twitter and I am going to receive a phone call from Michael Damian! For those who don't know, he is an actor/singer/and now director who is best known for playing Danny Romalotti on The Young And The Restless.
I went on Twitter today and saw that I had about 15 notifications, so I knew something was up. I usually only get around 2 or so(if that) from people favoriting or replying to some comment I've made.
Only problem is he is in Austria making a movie now, and since it is already past 10 pm there, I think it will probably be tomorrow before he calls. Ack! So now I have to think about this all night. Well, maybe I can take the time to think up something to say, other than "uh...". ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98294: Thanks Possum for the reminder too, Sterling said it well... I have 2 of REV's C/D's in my car, he co-pilots me a lot... By the way, it sure seems like you have enough rocks, 19 if I count right, But I guess it's like Forrest Gumpp would say: "Sometomes there just aren't enough rocks"...

I went to the movies today and saw "God is not Dead" anybody else seen it? I thought it was very good.

Asa, I don't think Frank & Mike from American Pickers have found any of those water pumps yet either ;)

G-F.. . .... . ... .

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98295: Sterling, Did you know his wife is the daughter of our "Jim Lindsey" James Best... I found that out one of the times I talked with James Best..
Not Braggin'....Just Sayin'...G-F again

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98296: that was a great link on cancer pH everyone should read that. let us know how that phone call goes Sterling.

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98297: July 10-12: Second Annual Mayberry Meet-Up in Mount Airy, N.C. Allan “Floyd” Newsome is hosting an informal gathering of fans for the weekend. Kenneth “Otis” Junkin will also be on hand, but like Allan, he’ll be incognito. There will be Friday and Saturday evening gatherings in the gazebo at the Mayberry Motor Inn for pizza, TAGS watching, and visiting. If you’re really lucky (or just quick about deciding), you’ll be able to book a room at the Mayberry Motor Inn (336-786-4109). If not, there are other fine places to stay nearby.

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98298: Hey Sterling,possum,asa G-F,Boo,Romeena and all....whew back on the night shift..let me get logged in...back in just a bit...need food..ha ha...SPOT

June 25, 2014 - Msg 98299:
The porch seems nice and full today.
Sterling, In 'n' Out burgers are from california
with the name refering to the drive thru, (we have them in AZ)
All is really good there, like Culver's, great employees and food.
Message 98297--thanks for the info. Who might ye be? Sounds like something that I'd be honored to attend sometime.
Is it alright if I tell the IRS that I lost my tax returns from 2010 and 2011?? unbelieveable! Maybe they should ask the NSA for those lost emails! ha
I got a nice letter from PB. Keep him in your prayers regarding the upcoming surgery.

June 26, 2014 - Msg 98300: Hi All.
Will my S I L is home for now!
And now my brother say that there three small one
on the right size?

G F now did you do from the storm that came your way Tuesday?

MDC you no can not fight the IRS!


June 26, 2014 - Msg 98301: Hey TOM, We got more rain but we were lucky and did not get the thunderstorms. I got my grass cut just before it stormed, good thing my yard is soaked to the socks! Did the Dr. say what course of treatment they are going to take on Brenda?

I guess Sterling is waitin' on his phone call...

Romeena, did those rains down your way help out the dry conditions there? Dah, I guess it would, when it rains the ground is no longer dry, that is if my Science teacher was right! haha Hopefully you got more wet than dry, and Boo got some of it too. As for MDC, I think Az is a lost cause for rain in the summer. He may have to hire those gypsies that came to Mayberry if he wants rain.

MDC that was me who cut & pasted Floyds message for the "Mayberry meet up" I went last year and had a blast!...ps "Don't mess with the IRS" Just ask Al Capone...


June 26, 2014 - Msg 98302: MDC if you do ask Rom to help out


June 26, 2014 - Msg 98303: thanks for all the prayers and best wishes. i probably will be off line for a while as my surgeery is coming soon. i will be ok with goober taking care of it we all need a little twicking from time to time prayers for all in need pappa bear

June 26, 2014 - Msg 98304: You mean that young jamie farr? ha

June 26, 2014 - Msg 98305: hey to pappabear!

June 26, 2014 - Msg 98306: Hey, porch. We've really enjoyed this rain, but it's got a long way to go before it starts filling our lakes and rivers again. Right now, the ground is so dry it's just soaking it up and holding it.

TOM, I'm so sorry to hear that Brenda apparently has more tumors than they thought. What symptoms has she had? Dizziness, maybe, and headaches? Please keep us posted on her treatment and progress.

I've changed my security system. I've had ADT, which was Broadview, which started out as Brinks for years, and been very happy with them. Now I've changed to Monitronics, very up to date, the alarm works through cellular phone towers. I've needed that, because my land line phone works through my computer, and when the power goes out the computer doesn't work, so neither does my phone. This company also included a medical alert bracelet for me, with a button I can push if I fall or get very sick or whatever, all at a very good price. I checked them through BBB and they have a high rating. I think I'm going to like them. I had a hearing test done, definitely need hearing aids. Medicare doesn't pay, and neither does supplemental insur@nce, so it's all on me. Looks like $2-3k, at least. Argh.

Well, Robbi and Richard will be here in a little while, guess I'd better spruce things up a bit. The bed in the room they use is clean, the bathroom in that part of the house is clean, and the kitchen is clean. The living room could use dusting, and my room is dusty, but I really don't care. I'll get to it. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

June 26, 2014 - Msg 98307: Romeena, To bad the IRS isn't in the hearing aid business, seems to me they "owe" you something for all the grief they have cast upon you. I think MDC may agree too?....Just sayin'


June 26, 2014 - Msg 98308: Well gang ...back at work for the night shift...took off tomorrow night...Got a 3 bed room cabin rented on the lake for weekend !..Miss Martha and I and her daughter and grandkids are gona go up and stay...will have pontoon boat out both days !..hope storms stay away...low country boil and boiled panuts !..cold watermelon!..will have jet skis also...hope the scattered storms stay few and far between...hey Romeeena,asa,pappa,G-F,Boo,Tom....well let me get started here...prayers....back in a bit...SPOT

June 27, 2014 - Msg 98309:
SPOT--I must say, you indeed know how to play! ha Have fun.
RO--that sounds like a good deal. I bet it's all wireless too! We still need rain!!
BOO- did you get any rain from the storm?
TOM--prayers for you SIL. So sorry to hear of this latest complication.
GF anf TOM, as for the IRS, believe it or not, an organization that I help out was one of the ones that the IRS turned down for 503c!! Seriously.
Then that smug director sits before congress and lies!
That really frosts me. :(
We are in for more sun this week and we need the opposite. Lord help us.
God bless,

June 27, 2014 - Msg 98310: Well its about 4:30 fri morning...got one outage going here at work...crew on the way to find out problem and repair...31 people out in a subdivision...some people gona be late for work...no alarms !..well its home at 6 to snooze till noon then lake bound...took Harley out for a nice ride yeterday...had to watch the skys...this time of the yrar thunderstorms just POP up...ok...let me check on this outage....breakfast will be Denny"s on possum !..SPOT

June 27, 2014 - Msg 98311: SPOT, Your talking about jet ski's got me thinking about the time I went jet skiing with a friend on Lake Erie. He had 2 of those Bombardier ones. Man those things really go fast, I kept thinking if I would have fallen off I could have skipped like a stone all the way to Canada.. Eay?
Have fun, just don't eat to many peanuts & watermelon or you'll swell up like a tick...

MDC...Grandma used to say: "If you lie, you steal" I suppose that does go for those folks at the IRS too....

Where's Boo? She must be out "junkin" again... It must be therapetic for her...

Suppose to be a beautiful day here on my end, hope you folks ha a GREAT day....


June 27, 2014 - Msg 98312: Good Friday morning all.

Hey to Spot and GF. Sounds like fun Spot. Enjoy yourself and be careful.

GF, our bi-polar weather here continues. Wednesday we were in the mid 90's. Today we will be struggling to hit the mid 70's. But pushing 100 by next week. I tell ya, it's crazy stuff.

There is an Airshow this weekend at Hill Air Force Base. The mighty Thunderbirds are here. They always put on a grand show. But they are expecting crowds over 50,000 on each day, so I won't be going. I can usually see much of the show from my back yard anyway. Everytime they come to town though I am reminded of a show they did here in 1980. They had just started the show, and seemed to disappear. We were on the north end of the runway, and clear down near the south end we could see a plume of smoke. We really didn't know what was going on, but everyone was wondering where they had gone. Finally about 15 minutes later they came flying over in the "missing man" formation, circled and landed. It was then that we discovered that one of the jets had crashed and that was the plume of smoke we had seen. They figured he had sucked a bird into his engine and flamed out. What was sad was that he could have ejected, but he knew if he did, his jet would have crashed into a large group of spectators who were gathered in an area they were not supposed to be in. So he rode it out to clear them and crashed in a field and was killed. Very sad day, GF, these jets were T-38's they flew back then. Not sure if you know much about them. Very small training jets. About a year after the accident I saw the jet up close and personal. Very sad to see. Anyway, they are in F-16's now. At least I think they are, unless they have moved on to another generation of jet.

Well guess I'll get out there and do some outdoor jobs at work today. Enjoy some of the cool weather. Maybe my talking about the cool weather will inspire Boo to check in. :)


June 27, 2014 - Msg 98313: Asa, I have seen both the Thunderbirds & Blue Angels. There is a Air Show in Ypsilanti Michigan I have been to several times, plus they use to do a great show at the Goodyear blimp hanger in Akron Ohio on Fathers Day weekend. My Son & Grandson have been to several of them. We love the old war birds and such, if you remember, that's how I got my "Grandpa Airplane" tag...haha Funny thing tho, I live about 1 hr. from Cleveland but never attended the Cleveland National Air Show. Wonder what causes that....Bet TOM could tell you haha... Now see what ya did, you got me all hyped up on air shows again, I love em' but I am getting to hate all the big crowds too. :(


June 27, 2014 - Msg 98314:
Asa, it was on May 9, 1981 when Thunderbird Captain David "Nick" Hauck was killed when his T-38 Talon aircraft crashed during an air show at Ogden Utah. In spite of a loss of control, he was able to guide the disabled aircraft away from a large group of spectators. Click on http://www.kidsread.net/2006-04-10/T38.jpg to view a photograph of him signing autographs just before he took off on his final flight. He flew aircraft #6.
The Thunderbirds made the change from F-4 Phantom jets to the T-38 Talon because of the energy crisis in the 1970's. The Air Force discovered that they could fly five T-38's with the same amount of jet fuel as one F-4.

from Poor Horatio

June 27, 2014 - Msg 98315: Thanks PH for the post, I always like your informational posts. Speaking of airplanes, I thought a squadron of DeHavilland "Mosquito" airplanes came down on me while I was outside working tonight... Man those skeeters are BAD around here since the rains stopped.. We need ALOT MORE BATS!!...