November 12, 2014 - Msg 99715: Well gang winter is gona hit the south Fri..down close to freezing...hey Romeena,possum,Maude,LH,G-F,MDC...prayers Boo...well gona get ready for that potato soup maude...thanks..who still likes a good BLT every once and a while...Mrs SPOT and I have them once a week I bet...thick bacon..but we add cheese to ours sometimes...well let me get back to work and read the archives....SPOT

November 12, 2014 - Msg 99716: Asa, You think you could talk to Mrs. McGruder and see how much she would charge me to clean my Mayberry room, post construction. Now that the dry walling, painting, are done, and I finished the lighting this morning. Now I have to clean-up the drywall dust residue. Be sure to tell her I want the Asa Brean di$count price. haha
I need to have some money left for popcorn when we all go to the movies to see "The Blob". TOM gets the extra big box since he came up with the idea.

MDC, My lighting is up, I have to get 12 bulbs, I guess I'll have to put the Obama ones in since you bought out all the incandescent I know... You tried to tell us!

Yep, Old Man Winter is knocking, even on doors south of the M/D line. Maybe I should have bought that snow blower at the flea mkt. this summer when it was so hot out. O'well, good thing I polished up my snow shovels yesterday when it was nice out.


November 12, 2014 - Msg 99717: "When you and I are far apart
I no longer live.
My heart is bursting from within, with all my love to give."

Luther Heggs

November 12, 2014 - Msg 99718: Supper menu: Crock pot roast beef with carrots and onions. Greenbeans,fried okra and apple pie...sweet tea...SPOT

November 12, 2014 - Msg 99719:
Hey Folks

Romeena-I loved your post about Dale choosing Texas, very nice.

Peace & Prayers,

November 12, 2014 - Msg 99720:
OK gang, here's one for you: In the TAGS ep on me-tv last night about Mary Rose, Andy used the word "groceteria." I had never picked up on that word in that ep before, so I did some research. I seems like the word came into use as grocery stores started putting a meat market, bakery, deli, etc under one roof, hence the "teria" suffix to groc(ery). Then the word "super market" began to be used and eventually became the more popular word. I also read that there is a groceteria in Mt. Airy on Main Street. Any of you Mayberry Days folks ever seen it?
Now a question for our nurses. On Emergency they often tell the paramedics to start an IV of D five W. What is that?
Maude, good to see you, keep warm, you too ASA.
GF--I'm selling bulbs out of my trunk, along with great furs, watches, and transistor radios! (rim shot)haha

November 12, 2014 - Msg 99721: Oh, and GF, you can use 100 watt bulbs, and also cook in your room! ha
Luther-good show with the MUH fight song!

November 12, 2014 - Msg 99722: good sweep Spot with a swish of your tail!

November 12, 2014 - Msg 99723: Auh20, Glad to see ya drop in, I was just thinking it's about time for weather reports to Auh20 and there you was!.. Don't be a stranger.

Good one MDC, With Christmas coming soon I may have to get Mrs. G-F some 100 watt bulbs, since she is nocturnal she can use them..
I have visited most of the business and haberdashers on Main street in Mt. Airy but never came across a groceteria, Let's see, we have Mayberry on Main, Specialty Gifts, Barneys Restaurant, (The Blue Bird Diner is Closed), Mayberry Five & Dime, Snappy Lunch, Opies Candy store, Walkers soda fountain, Oak Emporium, Pandowdy's Italian Restaurant, Bear Creek Fudge, I bet your sorry you By the way Wally's Service Station is down a few blocks on Main St. too.
I watch "Emergency" too MDC, I think the IV with D five W is sorta like WD-40 only they do a IV instead of a spray.. I think they use it for sticky heart valves. haha

G-F..10-4 Over & Under, ah, Over & Out ...BYE! For the night...You've already been 10-4'd

November 13, 2014 - Msg 99724: Law, G-F, I'm glad you're not issuing my medical orders! MDC, D5W is 5% Dextrose in water. D5NS is 5% dextrose in normal saline (yeah, I know, not to be confused with abnormal saline.) Normal saline is a solution of water and .9% salt, which is the saline percentage of "normal" body fluids. D5.45%NS is 5% dextrose in 1/2 strength normal saline. D5RL is 5% Dextrose in Ringer's Lactate. Ringer's Lactate is a saline solution that contains many essential electrolytes and trace minerals. It is called RL, LR or just "Ringer's" in general usage. These are the basic IV solutions you'll find in any medical setting, and my definitions are basic. Each solution has an osmolarity rating, but that gets much too complicated to go into here, and is not generally considered in the average order.

A few general rule-of-thumb principles are just second nature for the ordering physician, and errors would be noticed by an experienced nurse carrying out those orders. A diabetic would not usually receive any fluid containing D5. A typical order for them would be NS or 1/2NS. A patient at risk for fluid overload would usually be given 1/2NS. A patient who is receiving blood would automatically be switched to NS by the nurse until the transfusion was completed, because anything else would cause the blood to clot in the lines. Only NS is compatible with blood and blood products.

So - to answer your original question - D5W is sugar water. That's the standard answer that a nurse would give to an anxious non-medical family member at the bedside. To answer a frightened spouse with anything more involved just raises their anxiety level even more. If they ask for more, we'll try to give a little more information, but still try to avoid too much detail. I once heard a scared little wife tell her friend on the phone "They're only giving him a half-strength saline solution. I guess he's got too much salt in his body and they can't give him the regular salt water stuff. I told him not to eat all that salty popcorn!"

So, there you are. Clear as mud? --Romeena

November 13, 2014 - Msg 99725: lol , So I guess your saying WD-40 wouldn't work so good? I guess I will stay with what I know best, Right Asa? ha Even muddy water clears if you let it sit long enough, Thanks Romeena for your knowledge.


November 13, 2014 - Msg 99726: Good morning all.

My goodness, it's a delight to have so many different smart folks here on the porch who can share their knowledge on things. Although I got a kick out of your WD-40 comment GF. We all know when all else fails, WD-40 is the thing to use. Every good service man has duct tape, a hammer, a crescent wrench, and a can of WD-40 in his tote. 10-4 GF? I worked with a fellow who swore he could spray WD-40 on his stiff joints and they would loosen up. lol I do think it has a nice smell to it. And I don't know who came up with the idea for the "smart straw" that they have now, but my goodness, that was a brilliant idea.

Well we are supposed to get snow here today, even down in the valley. I knew it had to come eventually. But it sure has been a nice Autumn. Kinda hate to bid it farewell.

Good to see you auh20. I hope you and yours are well.

Better go get the snow blower fired up and ready to roll.


November 13, 2014 - Msg 99727: Great IV fluid in service, Ro! Thanks, I needed the review!


November 13, 2014 - Msg 99728: "51 this is rampart. Start an IV with D 5 W lactated ringers and transport immediatly".
"10-4 Rampart."

"I got a uvula, you've got a uvula, all God's chillin' got a uvula.#

Luther Heggs

November 13, 2014 - Msg 99729: That's big 10-4 Asa! My thought about the "smart straw" is the inventors "Grandson" came up with the idea because he couldn't figure out how to stick that little red straw into the little hole in the sprayer. The idea came to him while he was playing a video game trying to get to the next "level"..haha The sad part is while Grandpa spent many may hours and 40 try's to figure out how to displace the water, the Grandson probably got just as rich coming up with a simple delivery system. Plus his computer helped him design the idea. Am I right or am I right?
I still say the inventor HAD to have had a Chrysler product that wouldn't start on a wet day. Yep, just a spray on the distributor cap & wires and your good to go! I was smart and had GM cars even tho Dad was a Ford man.


November 13, 2014 - Msg 99730: "Who were your heroes? What were your heroes? Thank you for having me."

Luther Heggs

November 13, 2014 - Msg 99731: "Book 'em, Dano !"

Oh wait, wrong show! That ain't Emergency- LOL

I'm just messin' with y'all- I was watching Emergency earlier tonight. Anybody ever notice when they pull out of the station,the same cars are parked along the roadside? You'll see a red VW bug,and a white vehicle every time. I'm a trained noticer!

Yeah,the doctors at Rampart order "Ringers" a lot too, Ro. Haven't heard any instructions regarding WD 40 though-ha!

Spotty, BLTs are good! I don't put cheese on mine,though,just lots of mayo. (Dukes!)

Well, y'all take care & don't get in any situations where the doctors will order D5W or WD 40 for ya!

possum under a rock

November 13, 2014 - Msg 99732:
OK, so what is D5W suppose to DO for a hurt person?
Is it mainly to just restore fluids so the hurting person
doesnt dehydrate?
POSSUM--maybe those are cars of the workers at the refinery across the street! (and they park in the same place each day! haha)
BTW, about 10 years ago my wife and I were in Cal, and we stopped at that station in Carson City. It is an actual working station to this day tho it is no. 215 i think, and
most of the scenes were actually shot in the station, and not a studio!
Well, back to tags...

November 14, 2014 - Msg 99733: Good evening, porch. MDC, the IV fluid serves several purposes. First of all, an IV gives you an open access for any IV medications that may be needed, such a narcotic if they're in pain. If they need cardiac meds, they'll almost certainly be given IV. An IV access can be established and capped (no fluid running), but it's better to have fluid going in, even at a slow rate, so you can tell at a glance that the IV site is patent. If it's not, the fluid stops running in and the site swells up a little. You don't want to suddenly need IV access, try to use a capped site, and find it won't work. So the running IV is a monitor. Then of course, hydration can be critical. If the patient has lost blood, they can go into hypovolemic shock (low blood volume, pressure bottoms out), and the IV fluid will keep their circulating volume high enough to prevent that. Also, anything with D5 in it will supply about 170 calories - not much, but over time, enough to keep the body from burning its own stores, at least temporarily. So, that's why the Rampart docs always ordered an IV first, then transport. If they would transport first, and the patient would start to crash on the way in - trust me, you don't want to be trying to establish an IV in the back of a speeding ambulance, going around corners, etc. It's better to do that at the scene, then transport.

The choice of fluid to some extent depends on the doctor. They all have their favorite, at least at the start of a case, then as the diagnosis and responses develop, they may change the fluid.

So, regarding IVs, the motto is - it's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. Blessings! --Romeena

November 14, 2014 - Msg 99734: Ro could give nurse Dixie McCall a run for her money! Slap some false eyelashes on and get to business-ha!

MDC, I always imagine those are the firemen's cars parked out there! Can't you see Johnny Gage in a VW bug? That's cool about you visiting the station.

Y'all have a happy Friday!

possum u.a.r.

November 14, 2014 - Msg 99735: I agree with ya Possum Ro could give Dixie a run, no nonsense in that ER!

Where has PH been? We miss his wisdom, maybe he is socked in from some of that "lake effect" snow in his area. Same thing when he goes to Chicago.


November 14, 2014 - Msg 99736:
All this talk about the television show Emergency reminded me of a pleasant memory. On the Universal Studios tour in Los Angeles, they had an auditorium stage were scenes from one of their television shows were performed by members chosen from the audience. On the day my family visited (mid 1970's), the show they were featuring was Emergency. I was lucky enough to be chosen from the audience to act as one of the police officers responding to a scene where a sniper in a burning building was preventing firefighters from putting out the fire. During the scene, I had to leave a position of cover in order to shoot at the suspect. Out in the open, I became a target and was shot by the sniper. Then Squad 51 came to my rescue and transported me to Rampart Hospital. While I was laying on the stretcher in the emergency room, the nurse was giving me some kind of gas through a facemask. Then she removed the mask and put it on her own face and began to act delirious. It was so hilarious because although we followed certain directions such as what to do and where to stand, we had no script and were allowed to adlib. All of us were laughing even though I was supposed to be unconscious. The studio staff was video taping and filming us. After we ended the scene, we were able to watch it on the large television screens set up for the audience. The opening of Emergency was edited into our performance so it started out like the real television program. We all were able to purchase a copy of our performance. Unfortunately, it is a film copy and the opening of the show had to be removed for legal reasons. Maybe someday I'll get it posted on the internet.

G-F and Asa, speaking of inventions, I came up with a solution for a problem experienced by Ford Freestar minivan vehicles. They have a tendency to stall and not be able to reverse. By the time I got it to the mechanic, the problem would clear up. I noticed that it seemed to be related to the amount of moisture in the air, particularly after some rain. I searched the internet for any recall. I did find a tech bulletin that involved a complicated process and expensive parts. But I set my mind to find a simpler, cheaper solution. And I did. All I had to do was wrap the connector to the PCM module with aluminum foil! Cost of repair, about $1.00. Time of repair, about 30 minutes for dis-assembly and re-assembly to gain access to the connector.

Latest on my brother-in-law; he's at home receiving chemo as an outpatient. Thanks to everyone who offered prayers. They are very much appreciated.

from Poor Horatio

November 14, 2014 - Msg 99737:
G-F, it seems that I was typing my post at the same time you were wondering about me.

One more thing about my Emergency experience. Many months later, I expected some Hollywood producer would contact me about my great performance. I guess after 35 year of waiting, I can stop hoping.

from Poor Horatio

November 14, 2014 - Msg 99738: "Squad 51, this is Rampart. Can you send us some EKG"?
"10-4, we're transmitting EKG. We're sending you a strip. Vitals to follow. Pulse is 160, the victim is in extreme pain,Rampart. V-fib!"
"Administer 2 amps sodium bicarb. Insert an airway. Start an IV,51, lactate ringers."

"Oh I don't know. The Pittsburg Press, Chicago Trib. Mr. Beckitt? Mr Beck...."

Luther Heggs

November 14, 2014 - Msg 99739: Here we go with mayo or no mayo possum...MAYO...Dukes!hello Luther,PH,Boo,asa,GF...ell another hard freeze for us here in ga to get wook to the poarch so Mrs SPOT can get to it !...Lunch?...SPOT

November 14, 2014 - Msg 99740: PH, Your are truly a traveled man of this world! Funny you should mention your "Ford" problem, I just got back from the dealer getting my Focus repaired, the air bag light was on, meaning it would not deploy. Investigating on the internet it gave me the problem codes and the reason for the problem. Corrosion on the electrical connector to the air bag. It was not a recall item but a tech bulletin on the problem. This way I had ammo when I went to the service manager. It cost me more than $1.00 but I did get a greatly reduced bill. Sometimes research does pay-off..


November 14, 2014 - Msg 99741: "We have no tear sub machine guns.......and for emergency equipment, do you know what your Sheriff carries in the trunk of his squad car? A shovel and a rake!"

"Ain't you got a jack?"

Luther Heggs

November 14, 2014 - Msg 99742: No Heeliecopter either Luther! haha

November 14, 2014 - Msg 99743: Hi All
G F how much snow did you all get?
We had a little snow and by moon it was gong?
and Sunday the brown will play in snow and I have hear that may lust!


November 15, 2014 - Msg 99744:
Possum, et al--I found this on youtube of someone else visiting "Station 51."
RO--thanks for the IV info, very informative.
Your education was worth every penny.
PH--you missed your calling...could have been the next Roy DeSoto! :)
Mr Frisbee ep on tags tonight. "We will not sing!" ha
TOM--did you say lust? this is a family site! LOL

Good nite,

November 15, 2014 - Msg 99745: Hello Front Porch: I can see Luther Heggs has the compelltion too. Dick Rennicker

November 15, 2014 - Msg 99746: Don't shoot! Don't shoot! It's me Ben Weaver... Dick Rennicker

November 15, 2014 - Msg 99747: Good Saturday morning all.

Cool video ling MDC. The only thing missing was the best part of the show for me, Nurse Dixie. I dug her. :)

Sorry to read that your BIL is having to go through the chemo treatments PH. I hope they work and he doesn't get to sick from it.

Big game again this week for your Cards MDC. I do hope they can prevail. It may be tough with Palmer out, but it really is a team effort that does it, and the Cars seem to be able to rally as a team. One of the things I like about Ariens. Good coach.

Had some snow here on Thursday, but rain yesterday and that took the snow out. They say more snow this morning, but nothing so far. I have to go do my grocery shopping in a few minutes so I hope it holds off until I am done.

Well better get moving. Lots to do today.

Prayers for all.


November 15, 2014 - Msg 99748: TOM, actually we only had flurries, nothing sticking yet, over in Cleveland in the snow belt that is a different thing. My Son lives in Brooklyn (western suburb of Cleveland) they have about 2"...

Asa, Sure wished we coulda worked out a deal with Mrs. McGruder on my cleaning, I'm down on my hands & knees cleaning up all the mess on the tile floor. Kinda reminds me of the days when I renovated empty units. My Mayberry ceiling fan looks cool I painted the blades Mayberry Orange & Blue. Think I'll order my "Wheeler" next week.

PH, continued prayers for B.I.L chemo treatments can be bad.

Stay Warm everybody,...Back to cleaning :(


November 15, 2014 - Msg 99749: Good afternoon, porch. I am so mad at myself. When Ted and I moved my plumerias into the garage, I was so glad to have it done, and happy to know that the plants were safe for the winter. Then this morning, I sat here at the computer, looking out at the back yard, and guess what? There sat my beautiful desert rose, a gift from Robbi and Richard. It's about four feet tall, in a 14" pot, so it's pretty heavy. I had it next to the big old cedar stump that will eventually be the base for a birdbath (if I can ever find the bowl I want). The wind kept blowing the desert rose over, so I had braced it against that stump, and it just became part of the landscape for me. I had completely overlooked it when Ted was here, and it went through those cold nights we just had. I can only pray that it's not ruined. I managed to bring it into the sunroom by myself - no small task, but I did it. I don't like the color of its leaves, am very afraid I've harmed it, but I guess time will tell. I am so mad at myself!

I talked to my SIL in Michigan on Thursday, and she said they had about a foot of snow. She's ready for spring! I wish we could get a few inches of snow for Christmas, and after that, I'll be ready for spring, too.

Well, off I go. Got to start cleaning out the pantry and the fridges, will start shopping next week for holiday baking and such. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

November 15, 2014 - Msg 99750:
Dick Rennicker, I don't recall seeing you post here before. Welcome from a Canadian poster. I like your toupee. It looks so natural and doesn't seem to move with the wind.
For those of you don't know what I'm talking about, watch and cue it up about one minute in.

from Poor Horatio

November 15, 2014 - Msg 99751: Welcome, Dick Rennicker. Pull up a rocker and stick around. We always enjoy having new folks move into town. By the way, I don't recall welcoming you, Luther Heggs. Where are my manners? We're glad to have both of you fellers. Oh, and thanks, PH, for introducing Dick Rennicker. You're a handy little gadget to have around.

I fell asleep watching TV this afternoon, and now I'm wide awake, and probably will find it hard to get to sleep tonight. I hate when that happens! These days, all I have to do is get still and warm, and I'll just fall asleep! I wonder what causes that? And anyone who says "old age" will get a leg o' lamb right in the mouth! I'll have you know I'm in my forties and I admit it! All this white hair didn't come from any bottle, either. It's from work and worry. Yeah, that's it. Work and worry. --Romeena

November 16, 2014 - Msg 99752: To the sweet tx girl Romeena .

She is the more helping friend here at time.

November 16, 2014 - Msg 99753:
GOOD SABBATH porchsters. I hope all are well.
BOO-how is your family doing these days?
PH--Glad your bil is home and getting better.
Howdy Dick.
RO--old age, no way! :)
GF--we shall see how the Cards do today.
Folks, my soapbox for a moment... of a rather strange situation. An episcopal cathedral in DC was "rented out" friday to islamists,and a Christian was escorted out for saying Jesus is Lord. We need to wake up!
If a building is not used for it's intended purpose, then it's just a 'rental hall.' OK, soapbox back under porch.
Prayers for all, Lord be with us this Sabbath day.

November 16, 2014 - Msg 99754: Hello Poor Horatio: I am from your neck of the woods. And I don't mean Toronto". I was with Ms. Barton and Myra Koonz the other day. Myra"s got a good story... Dick Rennicker

November 16, 2014 - Msg 99755: Don't put that soapbox away just yet. The Islamists didn't just hold their service in the Washington National Cathedral. To them, there is much more to it than that. The fact that they occupied the cathedral and held their worship service, in their mind, puts the world on notice that they have established their presence there. To them, it's not as simple as it might seem to some of us. It's a bald statement. It's like a gladiator who has downed an opponent and stands with one foot on the opponent's chest, just before he cuts off his adversary's head. And by the way, elsewhere in the world, Muslims beheaded yet another American - Peter Kassig. Where is the outrage? Did you read it in the paper? Dear Leader did at least issue a statement, offering condolences to Mr. Kassaig's family. I'm sure that made them feel tons better.

OK, enough of that, I'm feeling a little sick.

Blessings, friends. And thanks for the kind words, my friend. --Romeena

November 16, 2014 - Msg 99756: Dick wears one of those rugs.

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99757:
Dick Rennicker, since you stated that you are from my neck of the woods and you don't mean Toronto, are you referring to Chicago?

from Poor Horatio

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99758:
BOO-I got out my Goodyear and Firestone albums today!
Ken Harvick takes the Sprint Cup!
Cards go to 9-1.

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99759: PH: Oh yeah. DR

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99760: Congrats to Harvick !...Rain and storms here in ga...breakfast menu: 2 eggs your way,bisquits and gravy,toast,fried apple rings,sausage,country ham,links,hashbrowns with cheese and, oj and milk....SPOT

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99761: Yep, It was a good race yesterday. MDC your Cards faired better than the Browns did. I guess they do everything bigger in Texas like the final score!

Better get outside and shovel my 3" of "partly cloudy! Looks Pretty tho!


November 17, 2014 - Msg 99762: Good morning, porch! Brrr! It's 26 here this morning. It probably will warm up quickly, as the sky is beautifully clear and the sun is bright. That night of freezing will jumpstart the leaf drop, I guess. It's about time. Thanksgiving is next week, and all my trees are still green and in full leaf. I have a feeling all the leaves are going to drop at one time, and be knee-deep out there. Eddie will be a busy feller for a while. I like it better when the leaves fall over a period of two or three weeks, because Eddie can use the mulching mower and just let them remain on the grass. They compost quickly, and it's great for the lawn. However, when they all fall at once, it would be too great a load to mulch them all at once, and they'd smother the lawn.

Lots of critters out there this morning. Poor little things, they look cold. Guess I'd better go put out some food for them. The shrubs beneath my window are just full of birds. It faces south, so is sheltered from the cold wind, and the sun is hitting those bushes, so they're probably warming up nicely. Anyway, the bushes are just shaking from all the movement inside. I love it! I'll have to keep an eye out for old Shamu, my neighbor's cat. He knows the birds gather in those bushes, too. A quick spritz from the appropriate sprinkler zone will send him home, though. Dumb cat.

After it warms up a bit, I've got errands to run. We're serving a Thanksgiving meal to our ESL students this Wednesday, and I have to take a potato casserole and a cake, so guess I'd better go to the store. I'm making one of those "dump cake" things - they're really good, and a four-year-old could make it. Also, I'm going to start sorting out my twinkle lights for the shrubs for Christmas. I'm going to drag them all into the sunroom, and test each string. If it works, good. If it doesn't, I'll look for an obvious defect like a missing or smashed bulb, and if nothing is apparent, then out it goes. I'm not going to shred my fingers and wear out my nerves messing with old, cranky lights. They work, they stay. They don't work, they're history. I'll replace them, and I may go with LEDs. I like the look of incandescent better, but I like the longevity of LEDs, and the fact that I can plug many, many strings end to end, and don't have to worry about so many extension cords and power posts.

Have a good day, friends. G-F, don't hurt yourself shoveling that "partly cloudy." That's so funny! Blessings, everyone. --Romeena

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99763: I kind of like the Cardinals too. Glad to see them having some success this year. They've been down a long time. As a Packer fan I know how it feels to be down. We went dry for 29 years before we got back to winning ways. We flat out spanked the Eagles yesterday. Aaron Rodgers is playing lights out. Hope we can keep it up throughout the playoffs!

"He studies him"
" He studies him, on account of he takes off on him."
"Goober, do Cary Grant."
"Look Gomer if he don't want to..."
"I'll do it."
"Judy Judy Judy Judy."

Luther Heggs

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99764:
Well, we got our first accumulation of snow, about one inch because it's so fluffy. But with the temperature hovering around freezing, although the grass remains covered, the snow has melted on the sidewalks and streets. And even though I'm in Canada, we are located at about the same geographical latitude as Milwaukee Wisconsin.

TAGS TRIVIA QUESTION - Who are the Mayberry Bears?

from Poor Horatio

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99765: Poor Horatio, the Mayberry Bears are Mayberry's baseball team as mentioned in the "Uncle Ollie" episode.

" I wanna see how the Mayberry Bears made out last night."

Luther Heggs

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99766: Now do Chester and Edward G Robinson :)

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99767:

from Poor Horatio

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99768:

from Poor Horatio

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99769: "Awright you guys, c'mon you guys, beat it you guys."

Luther Heggs

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99770: Hello Luther Heggs: Who is Luther Heggs. I'll have to pay close attention to listen for that in a episode now unless Poor Horatio will be kind enough to post the link to watch that particular episode. I have to say that the regular visitors to the front porch, the ones that have been consistent over the years know everything there is to know about Mayberry. Have a good night front porch. A little early for these latest temps don't you think. Dick Rennicker

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99771:
Dick Rennicker, Luther Heggs is not a character in any TAGS (The Andy Griffith Show) episode. Instead, Luther Heggs is the main character that Don Knotts played in the movie The Ghost And Mr. Chicken.

from Poor Horatio

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99772: Thanks PH. That makes sense now that you mention it. I heard that name before from that movie. I have to watch that. Haven't seen it in years. I watched the astronaut movie recently though. Dick Rennicker

November 17, 2014 - Msg 99773:
Wow, me-tv nailed it today, Emergency characters were on Adam 12, then tags was a fav of mine with Barney's motorcycle, and then that was followed with
"Romeena's" episode with Ernest T Bass!
PH--Regarding the Mayberry Bears, did you hear that in the '70s they got a beer-drinking coach and really went downhill, even got the moniker "Bad News Bears?" haha
Hang in there all, a lot going on round the world.

November 18, 2014 - Msg 99774: Wow, woke up to 10 degrees this morning on my end of the porch. I bet Auh20 is getting slammed with snow.

Where's Asa? He's been busier than a HVAC guy on a cold day...Wait, that's right, he IS a HVAC guy and it is cold in his parts, sooo, that must be the reason...haha

It's been so cold my squirrels have little campfires going on in my front lawn, and they are making "nutty smores"...

Better R-U-N-N-O-F-F.....G-F

November 18, 2014 - Msg 99775: Thanks for telling Dick who I am PH.

'I'm having chicken noodle soup with Alma."
Luther Heggs

November 18, 2014 - Msg 99776: Afternoon porch. it is cold here as well. about 26 degrees, but feels like 15 degrees with the wind chill. some snow flurries as well.

guess I will make us some tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch.

better get back to work.

Prayers and blessings to all.
Big Maude

November 18, 2014 - Msg 99777: Hi, everyone. Sorry I haven't been around as much. Feeling a bit overwhelmed with things but still wanted to check in. Hope you all are doing well.

Asa, it has been pretty chilly here for days now and I am loving it. Hope you aren't freezing. :)

Gotta get Erin to a meeting...take care!


November 18, 2014 - Msg 99778: Ro, Brittany just asked prayer for her mom on Facebook... Hope she is OK. Saying a prayer.


November 18, 2014 - Msg 99779:
Actually kinda "cold" here as well. mid-60s for the high, and 40s at night. (I know, I know.:)
Big Maude, good to see your rocker occupied.
I'll bring lap blankets and hot toddies!
Prayers for all, Jesus loves you,

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99780: Thanks, Boo. This took us all by surprise. For those who might not know, Boo is referring to my dear friend Eloise. Brittney is her daughter, and my daughter-in-law. Eloise will have an endoscopy in the morning, which should provide some answers. I'll keep you posted. --Romeena

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99781: Prayers indeed for Eloise, Ro.

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99782: Prayers indeed for Eloise, Ro.

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99783: "Fife Realty......I mean Sheriff's office."
Luther Heggs

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99784: Good morning. No word on Eloise as yet. Today is our day to feed our Internationals at church. My potato casserole and peach cake are in the oven, and I'll teach my class at 9:30. Then we feed all our students a Thanksgiving-style meal, complete with turkey and dressing. The church is supplying the turkeys, and we teachers are bringing the rest. We'll probably feed about 175 people, mostly women, just a few men. As soon as my obligation there is fulfilled, I'll be going up to the hospital to see about Eloise. I tried calling her cell phone, but there was no answer, so I would imagine the endoscopy is in progress right now. Later, taters. --Romeena

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99785: Just talked to Brittney. Eloise has received two units of blood, and they're about to give a third one. The endoscopy was rescheduled for this afternoon, because her blood count was so low. Prayers, please. --Romeena

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99786: Prayers for Miss Eloise- keep us posted, Ro.

possum u.a.r.

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99787: Prayers for Eloise for sure.


November 19, 2014 - Msg 99788:
Romeena, so sorry to hear about Eloise's health issue. I will offer prayers for her.

I'm watching the news and am shocked to learn just how hard the Buffalo New York area has been hit by the recent lake affect snow. Weather forecasters are reporting there is 3 feet of snow on the ground. Some Buffalo suburbs have a total ban on driving unless you are an emergency vehicle. They interviewed one Canadian via his cellphone who was passing through near that area trying to return from the USA. He and his family have been stuck in their vehicle since 3pm yesterday. That is 19 hours!
What is strange about this storm is that it hit the area south of us and north of us. So here we are in the middle with dry streets and sidewalks. I wonder how this storm has affected auh2o. I'm surprised we have not heard from him an a while.

from Poor Horatio

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99789: Prayers for Buffalo New York...hello all..we just have made it to freezing here...and the Mrs"s and I are going camping all next week..well any ideas on Lunch?...SPOT

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99790: Prayers for Eloise and family.


November 19, 2014 - Msg 99791: First off, Prayers for Eloise! Romeena, I know she is you running buddy too, hope things all work out well.

PH I was wondering the same thing about Auh2o too, I think he is in the thick of it in upstate NY. Wow this is only November, looks to be a looong winter! MDC may have to put a jacket on before it's all over..(could not resist MDC) haha.

SPOT, Mrs. SPOT may have to call in her "Arm-trong" heater during the camping trip. ;) Just remember a fire started pioneer style gets much hotter than one just started the regular way.

Boo, You hang in there too!


November 19, 2014 - Msg 99792: That's Arm-strong SPOT....

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99793: Thanks, GF. I'm hanging in there.

Praying for Eloise.


November 19, 2014 - Msg 99794: "Oh Al, if those hamburgers are burned, I won't be responsible."
Luther Heggs

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99795:
Hey Folks

All is well here on my end of the Porch. We have had only about 14 inches of snow. The south of the city (Buffalo) has had about 6 or 7 feet. We were suppose to get walloped but it went north.

Prayers for Eloise and her family.

Peace and Prayers,

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99796: Hey, porch. Thanks so much for the prayers for Eloise. The news is good. She ended up getting three units of blood - had apparently lost quite a bit. Her Hgb was just 5.9. Should be around 12. She had the endoscopy about two hours ago, doctor said he could find no active bleeding, but did identify two sites that looked like they had been bleeding, but had stopped. The plan is for her to remain in the hospital overnight, and have lab drawn in the morning. If the numbers are stable, she'll go home. She'll have labs done every week or two for a while, and she will report any increase in her pulse rate, or any shortness of breath or dizziness. So, right now, things look good. Why were those two sites bleeding? I don't know, but I'm sure that will be monitored with another endoscopy down the line a bit. Once again, thanks for the prayers. God is good. --Romeena

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99797:
Romeena, glad to hear the update on Eloise. We needed some good news.

Well I spoke too soon. It started snowing a couple of hours ago. And apparently there is some ice underneath. I stopped at a stop sign going uphill slightly. When I gave it gas, my vehicle started sliding backwards. I turned the wheel and made a 90 degree turn. That allowed me to change direction and head back downhill and take another route. Sheesh!

Glad to see auh2o reporting in. I heard about the three feet for Buffalo, but not the six or seven feet for Buffalo south. Wow. The accumulation we are getting now is expected to stop around 5cm (2 inches).

from Poor Horatio

November 19, 2014 - Msg 99798: Romeena, Glad to hear a good report on Eloise, the prayer porchsters sure know how to send up good ones.

Hopefully the Buffalo Bills have a road game this week or the receivers may have to run their routes with a snow blower..

Glad your ok auh20..Hopefully it will get better next week so the Cleveland prognosticators say, unless I hear it from Dick Goddard I won't believe it. Right TOM? (Dick has been a Cleveland meteorologist for YEARS)...Speaking of TOM, you alright buddy? I don't think they got much snow in his parts, but maybe they did?

Luther, If those burgers get burnt does "AL" get it?

Good driving recovery PH.. We will ALL need to brush up on them. Maybe they held some of those ice driving classes in Atlanta this year so they don't get a repeat of last year, Right SPOT?


November 19, 2014 - Msg 99799:
G-F, speaking of the Buffalo Bills, they are worried that the crew won't have the field cleared for Sunday's game. In fact, the team is offering "$10 an hour plus tickets to the game" for anyone who shows up to help shovel the four feet of snow covering the football field.

G-F, I heard that Cleveland is considering hiring a new meteorologist. You can watch his audition video at

from Poor Horatio

November 20, 2014 - Msg 99800:
Glad to hear all porchsters checking in.
Possum, how about you, any snow?
As for me, I guess I will have to trade my bermuda shorts for long pants. HA
Good for Eloise! Our God is good!

November 20, 2014 - Msg 99801: With all that is going on in the world, sometimes you just need to take a minute and sit on the porch. :-)

All this talk about snow! I am in Wisconsin but we are not getting it too bad yet. We did get a couple inches and I was able to try out my new push shovel. Worked like it was supposed to.

Good to hear about Eloise, Romeena.

Have a good night everyone!

-Sterling Holobyte

November 20, 2014 - Msg 99802: Goood Morning Porch ! ...we ate just under freezing here in Atlanta....around 30...lets all post our wake up temps.and area..what cha think.

November 20, 2014 - Msg 99803: "are"

November 20, 2014 - Msg 99804: We are 28 here this morning Spot. Better than the teens we were earlier in the week. Feel bad for New York. Glad you didn't get hit to bad auh20. Hard to imagine some of the totals they are getting. We get that "lake affect" thing going on here sometimes that will result in very localized heavy snows, but nothing like that thank goodness. They can be odd though. You can have a County that will get a foot or more of snow, and just a few miles away, they get little if any snow. Has everything to do with air temps, lake water temps, and air flow.

Prayers continue for Eloise and for good numbers on her blood tests today so she can go home, and that all will heal for her with no other complications.

Boo, I sure do miss you around here, but I know life can get hectic. Going through a bit of that myself right now. G.F. knows all about it. The cold air plays all kinds of problems on all kinds of equipment. And my Mrs. isn't doing so well. The cold air ain't so good on her either. Or me for that matter. Can feel the misery in my back creeping around. Oh well, could be worse. I hope you and yours are well and prayers for you during this holiday season as you charter new waters.

Love the weatherman clip P.H. Don Knotts was a special kind of feller.

Well GF, did you order your Wheeler yet? You need to post some pictures of your Mayberry room and you kicked back in your Wheeler.

Better get. Plenty to do today.


November 20, 2014 - Msg 99805: Good one PH, I did get to see Don Knotts do that skit when I saw him perform with Tim Conway in Marion Ohio shortly before he passed, it was still funny.

SPOT, We are at 20 on my end of the porch..

I think I may go to the post office and get a postal truck and fill it with snow blowers and go to Buffalo...aka Seinfeld episode when they filled a truck with bottles to get the deposit money..haha $10 a hour and FREE tickets to the game in freezing Buffalo, sign me up! Who's with me?


November 20, 2014 - Msg 99806: Good morning, porch! All the talk of snow is just blowing right past me here in Dallas. It's 53 and sunny, beautiful day. And - I just saw a honeybee! With all the "hive collapse" across the country, we don't see too many bees anymore, but there's one just outside my window this morning. I'm glad to see him.

Well, we have a little setback with Eloise. Her labs this morning showed that she's still bleeding, and she's getting two more units of blood right now. When that's finished, they plan to inject a "red flag" dye, that is radio-opaque. Blood doesn't show up in x-rays, but with this dye, which does, they'll be able to see where the blood is leaking into her intestines. Without that, the next step would be a lower endoscopy, which would probably reveal the bleeder, but it might be too high up, in which case they wouldn't find it. Then she would have been subjected to that test for nothing. With the dye, they'll be able to tell whether the bleeder is reachable by a scope, or not. Best case scenario, it will be a little colon polyp which has broken, they will remove it, and all will be well. Please continue to pray!

Asa, your dear wife is in my prayers, and I pray too that your back will hold up, and not cause you any trouble. This cold weather is hard in so many ways - not just the icy streets, but it brings on lots of other problems, apparently.

PH, you obviously have experience with ice, and have learned from those experiences. I'm not sure I would have thought to do what you did. I probably would have just stayed off the brake and the gas, and let the car go wherever it wished, and prayed I didn't run over anyone.

Well, better get dressed. I need to take a few things up to Eloise at the hospital, and then I have a home health call to make this afternoon. Toye Starr is going to be in a snit. She was alone most of the day yesterday, and today looks like it will be the same. She just hates that! She is definitely a mama's baby. She forgives me, though. Blessings! --Romeena