December 23, 2014 - Msg 100252: Asa, I think TOM will give me a mulligan, he knows what it's like to be a Brown's fan. Yep they duped me into believing they may be good this year but same old story just a different year.

Romeena, Eating cookies, as with everything in Sad to hear of Daphne's loss, Prayers to her and the family...

Sterling...If it would make you feel better just think of that part of the scene as: "Been edited out for time constraints" it will make you feel less "yucky"...haha

Hey SPOT what's the number for 911? Can you see it ok?

5-4-3-2-1....Wheeler Time!


December 23, 2014 - Msg 100253: Golly, another clean sweep for the Holidays...

December 23, 2014 - Msg 100254: Folks, it has occurred to me that I may be mistaken about Daphne's situation. I'm not good at navigating Facebook, but in my muddling around, I've discovered that there are several people on it who share her real name. It's possible that I've sounded a false alarm. If so, I will apologize, I will be grateful, and I will pray for the other family.

PH, could you check the archives and find where Daphne told us of the birth of her son, and what she said his name is? I've got an email ready to send to her, but obviously, I don't want to send it if it's not actually her loss. Dear Lord, how I hate things like this!! --Romeena

December 23, 2014 - Msg 100255: PH, I just saw another post from the person I think is our Daphne, in which she gave the birthdate of the baby - September 16. I just checked the archives, scanned the one containing that date and the two that follow, and didn't find anything from her. Yet I knew her baby had been born. Maybe she emailed me, but I don't save my emails more than a couple of weeks.

Well, I've got to go make a home health visit. Yuck. It's cold and rainy, and I'd rather stay here in the warm house and make cookies, but duty calls. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

December 23, 2014 - Msg 100256: That's tragic, for whose-ever baby it was. Prayers for that family.

Romeena, if you go into History at the top of your computer(usually under Tools) and go to the day you saw that Facebook post, you may be able to find it again there, if you haven't checked that already.

-Sterling Holobyte

December 23, 2014 - Msg 100257: Never mind. It looks like you already checked it on Facebook. I really should read the posts more thoroughly.


December 23, 2014 - Msg 100258:
Romeena, I emailed you some of the information about Daphne that I found including her social media, email address and baby info. If you need more, just let me know.

from Poor Horatio

December 24, 2014 - Msg 100259: Prayers for that family, indeed, no matter who it is!
Before RO's post I was going to post this, and I think
I still will... I posted it last year because I just really like the song and message...
Mary's Boy Child by Boney M.



December 24, 2014 - Msg 100260: Folks, it is indeed our Daphne whose baby passed two days ago. He was born Sept. 16, so just over three months old. That family must be absolutely devastated. They're people of strong Christian faith, and they will survive, but I can't imagine the pain they must be in right now. They will need our prayers. --Romeena

December 24, 2014 - Msg 100261: So very sorry to read that Romeena. Her and her family will indeed be added to our prayer circle. I am glad to read they are strong in their faith. They will certainly need it now.

I pray you all have a blessed Christmas. Thank you for the cards and for being my friends.


December 24, 2014 - Msg 100262: Continued prayers for Daphne & her family. So sad.

Merry Christmas to you,too,Asa,and thanks for the beautiful card. Having you for a friend is a joy!

Somebody here at my rock wants to wish you all a very Merry Christmas too- let me see if I can help her with saying something to you all..

Ok,here she is:

Ho ho ho from LACI!

(She's giggling as I'm telling her what she just wrote to y'all!)

Blessings & Love..

possum under a rock

December 24, 2014 - Msg 100263: So sad for Daphne & the family, such a loss especially around Christmas, but there is joy in the morning knowing the little baby is in the arms of Jesus today.

MDC, thanks for the video even tho I don't know who Boney M is, they have a great message. As I watch it with my mug of Ovaltine! I am about at the bottom of the can, and STILL no little Orphan Annie decoder ring!!

Well tonight I go to my Sisters, my side get together there. At least one of my kids will be there, Michigan wins out again this year for the other...O well, that's life... Christmas in January for my Son and his family...

Thanks gang for the Christmas cards, they are embellishing my Mayberry room. You Folks are truly a blessing to me. Thanks for putting up with me. But know, I'll TRY to "Act like Somebody" because I don't want to be in prison for the Holidays, I kinda like peanut butter, and you can't get it in prison...

Where's SPOT been? Since he became Seniorized he's been scarce, I guess he's still figuring out how to dial 911 on his new phone...

Well guys try not to be like Mr. Tucker, and take it easy, slow down "What's your hurry"?


December 24, 2014 - Msg 100264: Merry Chrustmas to each of you. Prayers and blessings to everyone .
Big Maude

December 24, 2014 - Msg 100265:
Pappa Bear says he has the brown truck all ready to go for tonight's run!! Remember his brown truck?
Prayers for Daphne and her family this day.
The blessings of Jesus on everyone here, and i keep those who have 'gone on before' in my thoughts as well.
Merry CHRISTmas to all! :)

December 24, 2014 - Msg 100266: Hi all.


Oh, star of wonder, You truly are,
Your glory outshines the brightest star.
Sent to earth so dark and drear
T save mankind whom You hold dear.
Born in a manger, but yet a Kin,
God's plan would cost Him everything.
Let the bells ring out today,
For Jesus Who sleeps upon the hay.


December 24, 2014 - Msg 100267: Merry Christmas Porch! I hope you guys got to see and enjoyed my online Christmas card (it's in the archives if you missed it). I think you'd enjoy the latest episode of the Two Chairs No Waiting podcast. It's all about Mayberry Christmas music so jump in where you can and hang on.

December 24, 2014 - Msg 100268: Hey Possum, thank you for the "bold" you sent to me. I'm glad you got to meet Betty Lynn, too. She's a wonderful human being. --Floyd (a.k.a. Allan)

December 24, 2014 - Msg 100269: Merry Christmas Eve to all my porch friends.

Prayers for Daphne and her family.

-Sterling Holobyte

December 24, 2014 - Msg 100270: Hey Floyd! You're very welcome-LOL

Yep,I agree with you about Betty Lynn-she's a sweetheart.It was wonderful to meet her! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Merry Christmas to all!

possum under a rock

December 24, 2014 - Msg 100271: Whew. I'm glad that's over.

Billy Ray the Postman

December 24, 2014 - Msg 100272: I have been on this this porch since the early 2000"s..have made many friends and learned alot about life...Thank you all and Merry Christmas...God Bless...SPOT

December 25, 2014 - Msg 100273: Merry Christmas to you, Spot, and everyone here on the porch. - - Floyd

December 25, 2014 - Msg 100274: I've been on this porch, including its earlier incarnations, for about 17 years, and count each of you as my dear friends. You have seen me through loss and sorrow, illness, and some rough times. You have also rejoiced with me through the good times and the joys, and for each situation, I thank you. You have made me laugh when sometimes I didn't feel much like laughing, but thank God, one laugh leads to another! You have shared your tough times and your happy times with me, and for that I thank you, also. It's nice to be trusted in that way. I pray God's blessings upon each of you in this coming year.

I've just spent a most happy evening with David and Brittney and my grandsons, and with Brittney's family. We went to the Christmas Eve service at their church, and what a blessing it was to see them as they greeted their friends, David discussed a ministry matter with the pastor, and it's obvious that they're well-entrenched in the life of their church. What more could a mother ask? Now I'm home, in my jammies, and about to settle down for a winter's nap, which will not be as long as I could wish for, but it will do. Tomorrow I make a home health call, then go to Eloise's for Christmas dinner. Later tomorrow evening, my daughter and her family will be coming from Fredericksburg for a few days. So, I'm having two Christmasses this year. God is good.

Merry CHRISTmas, everyone! --Romeena

December 25, 2014 - Msg 100275: ...God Bless us Everyone! Thanks Billy Ray and your fellow postal carriers for delivering Christmas cheer to everyone.


December 25, 2014 - Msg 100276: ...God Bless us Everyone! Thanks Billy Ray and your fellow postal carriers for delivering Christmas cheer to everyone.


December 25, 2014 - Msg 100277: Somebody bump GF. He's stuck! :)

Merry Christmas Porch family. You all are such a delight to me. Thank you for your kindness and fellowship over the more than a decade I have been rocking. And thank you Floyd, for providing us this venue to keep Mayberry alive in soon to be 2015.
May Gods blessings be on you all this day and always.


December 25, 2014 - Msg 100278: A very blessed Christmas to my porch family. You all mean so much to me and I hope you are enjoying this sacred celebration

We attended our church Christmas Eve candlelight service last night and it was so beautiful. The music was wonderful (with guitar accompaniment), and I was so blessed..couldn't hold back the tears.

We spent Christmas Eve with St. Susan and her grandkids and son. It was sad without mom and Matt's wife, but we still enjoyed the time together. We had a relaxed Christmas Day and a nice dinner. Sean and I are about to pack up and go visit some folks in the nursing home.

I am very sorry to hear about Daphne and her terrible loss...can't even imagine. Let's continue to lift her and her family in prayer.

Love to all,

December 25, 2014 - Msg 100279: Merry Christmas dears! I'm sorry for my absence. Thank you MDC for letting me know that I've bee missed. I've missed y'all too. I hope that everyone's Christmas has been blessed! We are visiting my family in Kentucky. It's bee wonderful to spend it with my Nana that is 95.5.

Much love to you all.


December 25, 2014 - Msg 100280: Good evening, porch! It's been a wonderful couple of days here. Christmas Eve services with Dave and Brittney, as I mentioned earlier. Christmas Day spent at Eloise and Jerry's house (Brittney's parents) with a wonderful dinner. Brittney's brother was there from Michigan, with his two big golden retrievers - like having a couple of small horses in the house, but they're such sweet things, very obedient and well behaved. Bentley was there, of course, so tiny Toye Starr looked like an ant beside the three bigger dogs, but she was not intimidated, and they all treated her kindly. At one point, the two goldens disappeared, and I found them in a back bedroom, both up on the bed, absolutely sacked out, sound asleep and snoring. Too cute!
Tomorrow, Heather and her family arrive, and will stay until Monday. We'll have a turkey dinner on Saturday, which will be a breeze because there will be so many willing hands here to help. All my grandkids are very helpful and capable in the kitchen. They can cook, and they clean as they go. Mind you, all but two are boys! Cleanup after a meal is handled by them, and they do a good job. Their parents used to do that, and they've all brought their children up to do the same thing. Believe me, it's appreciated!

Well, I have a little last-minute tidyin' and fixin' to do, so guess I'd better get to it. I've got tomorrow morning to do things before they get here around 1 pm, but I have to go to the grocery store and make a home health visit as well, so that will pretty much take the morning.

Merry Christmas, everyone, and let's all try to remember that Christmas doesn't end at midnight tonight. It can go on all year. --Romeena

December 26, 2014 - Msg 100281: Just like ole Ben, I'm gonna sleep off my (sugar) high! It was a wonderful day! Thank you Jesus,

December 26, 2014 - Msg 100282: Happy Birthday, MDC!!

I took a chance with the BOLD just for your special day-LOL

Ok, let's all go out to Morielli's later to help MDC celebrate- Spot, you swing by the Morrison sister's place for some celebrating elixir!

possum under a rock

December 26, 2014 - Msg 100283: Happy Birthday MDC.. Hope ya got a cake! I don't mean one of those Christmas fruit cakes! Waaay back in the day when I was in the HS band we sold Texas fruit cakes as a fundraiser, I think they are STILL floating around the re-gifting circles yet today. (They really did sell good tho) fruit cake coinsurers loved them. It was like getting a "Major Award"

Hope everyone had a good Christmas, (or at least as good as it could be) Yep, the Holidays are much more complicated these days.

As much as I hate to, I have to exchange a shirt my daughter got me, ya know they make shirts sooo much smaller these Wonder what causes that?...haha

Great idea Possum, I'll bring a cheese ball and I think Romeena has the cookies to swing it!

Where's PH been? Is he still having computer problems? We miss our "Professor Figure"....

Hopefully Asa will get in some "Wheeler Time" while he's off work...


December 26, 2014 - Msg 100284: Good morning, porch! What a great Christmas time it has been, and for me, it's not over yet. Heather and Edwin and all four kids will get her around 1 p.m., and will be here until Monday. I haven't seen all the kids together at one time for more than a few hours since the older ones went off to college. It is so much fun to connect with them now as adults, see how they've matured, and still see flashes of the funny little kids they used to be. Then we have Trip, all of 7 years old (barely) and brimming with the self-confidence of an intelligent child, raised by a family of loving adults who indulge him a bit but still establish limits and enforce them. He's bright, imaginative, obedient, busy and respectful. This should be a great weekend!

Cookies? Oh yeah! I've got bunches. A party at Morelli's sounds like fun. Can I bring the family?

Well, better run. I've got a home health visit to make, and a grocery-buying trip to get done. Have a great day, friends! --Romeena

December 26, 2014 - Msg 100285:
G-F, I'm here but not in a festive mood. I haven't posted recently because I didn't want to spoil the Christmas spirit here. But since you asked, I have some bad news.
Things are looking bleak for my brother-in-law. He developed violent moods and memory problems. Doctors think it might be side effects from the chemo drugs so they stopped the chemo. They believe it may take two weeks to get the drugs out of his system before they can see if there is any improvement. And unfortunately, these particular drugs were the only ones that have had a positive affect fighting his cancer. I have asked my sister if there is anything I can do to help but she says not at this time. At least my nephews (their children) are able to come home to offer some support.

from Poor Horatio

December 26, 2014 - Msg 100286: PH, I fully understand, we will keep you and your B-I-L in our prayers... Your friends will be here for you buddy...


December 26, 2014 - Msg 100287: Absolutely. Prayer can change things, and even if change is not in His plan, just the sense of His being near helps. These are tough times, and I'm sorry your family is having to endure it. One day at a time, my friend. --Romeena

December 26, 2014 - Msg 100288: PH, So sorry to read about your BIL's problems. I do hope he will improve. I know that sometimes the meds given create bigger challenges than the disease they are supposed to be treating, or at least so it seems. He will be in my prayers for sure.

Yessir GF. Spending some quality time in my "Wheeler" this weekend. Finally got some snow here yesterday, and not much going on here at the house, so I figured it was "Wheeler time".

Something I learned last week I thought I'd pass on to you all. I had to replace a water heater in a building at work, and the fellow at the plumbing supply store mentioned it was a good thing I was doing it now and not next summer. When I asked him why that was, he said the in April of 2015 new Govt. rules go into effect on Nat. Gas water heaters and they will be manufactured with much more energy efficiency in mind. This of course means the cost of a normal size water heater will jump significantly, as well as installation costs will also increase greatly because the new units will require new type of vent ducting. So in hearing this, I am thinking I am going to buy a new water heater of the old style and then have it handy when the old one gives up. My current water heater is 14 years old now, and I figure it's days are numbered anyway. So It will be nice to have one sitting there ready to go when the time comes. So I just thought I'd throw that out there to you folks who may be in the same boat. I'm sure the new more efficient units will be cheaper to operate, but I am guessing it will take a lot of years to recoup that installation and replacement cost.

Happy Birthday MDC. Wow, they seem to be coming faster every year, don't they? I hope your Dad is still doing better.

Hey cook coaches, I cooked my wife and I a couple of Cornish game hens for our Christmas eve dinner (our traditional dinner for Christmas eve). And wild rice with an orange/raisin sauce over it. By golly, it turned out pretty darn fine. The one time I don't mind having my main dish concealed in a heavy sauce. And no, them hens hadn't done a lot of flying. :)

Well I think I'll see what's on the tube. Kind of a lazy day. I hate to ruin it by doing something productive.


December 26, 2014 - Msg 100289: Asa, Thanks for the info, mine is that old too! I had enough problem with the "flame guard" technology on this one. Not sure if you are acquainted with that or not. It has a oxygen sensor that is real sensitive to dust in the air. So, since they are going to "IMPROVE" them so much, I think I will do the same thing as you and have one on stand-by. Thanks for the "heads-up"..
Because you know how much "BETTER" the new furnaces are with all their gadgets. Lucky mine still has a thermal couple and belt drive, and works just fine! (by the way, did ya have to lop off the head of that hen first?) We are all proud of your new found cooking abilities.


December 26, 2014 - Msg 100290: P-H, I'm sorry to hear of your Brother In Law's setback with his health. Continued prayers for him and all of the family.

Wow,Asa,you're turning into a regular gourmet cook! Now if we can get you to gallop,we'll really have something! Ha!

My Christmas was nice-I received many blessings,friends.

Y'all have a good night-love to all!

possum u.a.r.

December 27, 2014 - Msg 100291: Good evening, porch. Asa, it's just so nice to hear of your success with the dinner. I'm so proud of you! That wild rice with the orange/raisin sauce sounds wonderful. Would you share the recipe?

I've had a wonderful Christmas so far, and it just got even better. Heather and Edwin got here around 3, with their whole family. Granddaughter Julia is 23, Tyler is 21, Travis is 20, and little Trip is 7. They also brought their dog, Max. I have had a ball, watching those young adults and listening to their conversation. They're so enthusiastic, so positive, and so funny. David was here with Hudson, but Brittney stayed home with Landry, as he had fever and felt awful, poor little guy. I hope he's better tomorrow.

I had a huge limb down in the back yard. Actually, it was one that had broken and fallen with that last big windstorm, when I had so many fallen limbs, but this one had gotten hung up there, caught in two trees. Well, yesterday while I was gone, it fell. Didn't hit anything, and I'm glad it's down. David brought a saw, and he and Edwin and the older boys got out there, and in about ten minutes, the limb was gone. It was a big one too, about six inches in diameter at the base, and about twenty feet long, with lots of side branches. No small task, but they made short work of it. David changed two light bulbs that would have required a ladder for me, put a new water jug on my cooler - just does all those little things that help so much. He takes good care of his mama!

Everybody has gone to bed now, and I'm heading that way, but just wanted to check in. Sweet dreams, everyone, and remember, Jesus loves us! --Romeena

December 27, 2014 - Msg 100292:
PH--so sorry to hear about your BIL. My prayers are with him and you and family.
Such things are hard enough, but at this time of year, even harder. In fact, i didnt mention it,
but 3 days ago a lady at my dad's home passed. It just "happened." One minute she was fine, and the next, gone. Prayers to you my friend.
GF and ASA, funny...I just replaced my 15 year old gas water heater about two months ago!! It was a "self-cleaning" Reliance, so I replaced it with another Reliance Sta-Kleen from Ace. The new one has a neat Honeywell electronic 40K BTU gas control. Now I'm REALLY glad my old one went out when it did! Light bulbs, water heaters, what's next the gov't wants to get it's hands on??
THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes here and on FB. I am now officially in the "Medicare Club!" I paid my FICA taxes, so I'm ready. "Stick it to ole sucker Barney, everyone take a piece of Barney." Andy: "Oh Barn,them is all legitimate deductions..." :)
RO--so glad you have "RO's army" to get all those things done for ya!
LUCY!! Good to see you again gal...don't be such a stranger in the new year.
God's blessings,

December 27, 2014 - Msg 100293: Your brother-in-law and family will be in my prayers, Poor Horatio. Bad time for this to happen to a family. Not that there is a better time with cancer. Hope they get a medicine that works and that he can tolerate.

Well, it was so warm out here today that Noah and I actually went for a walk down to the park and played on all their playground equipment that they have down there. Needless to say, Noah enjoyed it. Should have seen his eyes light up when I asked him if he wanted to go to the park! It was precious.
Supposed to get some snow tonight and into tomorrow. Even though we had a good time today in the relative warmth, I still would like to see a bunch of snow. We had kind of a white and brown and green Christmas. But the Lord did answer my prayer for snow for Christmas because it did snow and much of it did manage to stay around, until today. I just looked at it like it was one of those "winter" episodes of Little House On The Prairie; since it was filmed in California, they always had little patches of snow, surrounded by green grass(unless they used the set when they needed those big snowstorms).

Hey MDC, hope you have the best birthday today!

-Sterling Holobyte

December 27, 2014 - Msg 100294: Sterling, I was thinking of you when I watched 2 color episodes of Andy. They were the ones where Andy went to Hollywood. They were "Snitty Helen" at her best...haha

Romeena, When you speak of your family I can't help but to think: "The apples don't fall far from the tree"! Good on Ya.... You taught them right!

Possum, Asa may not be a "galloping gourmet" but he CAN walk like Chester if you ask him.. haha ( I'll do it!!) So I guess that counts too.. Just wondering if those hens were of the "Frenchy Variety" I suppose the 3rd one was saved for left-overs? (Good thing Andy taught us some French from the Wakefield/Carter episode).

Gotta go...Wheeler's calling me... G-F

December 27, 2014 - Msg 100295: Happy birthday MDC!


December 27, 2014 - Msg 100296: So very to hear about your brother-in-law, PH. I pray things get better for him.

Very impressed about the cornish hens, Asa! I have never made them. Good for you!


December 28, 2014 - Msg 100297:
Thanks Lucy. Wow, it will be 2015 in just a few days. Where does the time go? Anyone have any special thoughts about this past year?
All I can say is that I pray so hard for our world these days.
Take care good people of Mayberry!

December 28, 2014 - Msg 100298: Good evening, porch. Another sweet, busy day with all the family here. Turkey and the trimmings, and lots of good fun. My 11 yr old grandson, Hudson, has been so good playing with 7 yr old Trip. He scales it down to suit Trip's age, and they have a high old time. Hud is a good kid. His brother, Landry (age 13), is another fine young man. Kind heart, helpful, and also good to younger children. I'm so proud of them. They're so much like their dad, my David, who was always the champion of the underdog and the younger children in the neighborhood when they were growing up. And you're right, G-F, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but in this case, the tree was a big old solid oak, my Dale. He instilled in all our kids a respect for me, and cultivated willing, loving hearts in all of them. He set the example, and encouraged them, and they've all turned out to be people that I can like and enjoy being with, in addition to loving them because they're mine. I am blessed.

Tomorrow afternoon we're all going out to David's house, and the older grandkids are going to a rink somewhere in Ft. Worth and ice skate. I think I'll just let that little activity pass on by. A fall on the ice (and I definitely would fall) would be just about all my back would need, to give up the ghost entirely. Nope, not gonna happen.

Well, everyone has gone to bed except me, and I'm receiving some hard stares from Toye Starr, so guess I'd better turn in. It's been a good day, but a long one, and tomorrow will be the same, so I need to get some rest. Blessings, everyone. --Romeena

December 28, 2014 - Msg 100299: Good Sabbath my porch friends. I hope you are all fine and dandy. And great to see you Lucy. I hope you are well.

Well Romeena, are you just trying to feed my ego by asking me the recipe for my dinner? ;) I'm guessing your asking about the orange/raisin sauce because cooking the hen and making the wild rice is something I am sure you could do in your sleep. In this case I heated up orange juice (I use the brand "Simply Orange Juice, high pulp)". Then made a roux with flour and butter, then add some milk, and then finally the orange juice and some raisins. Just put that over the cooked bird and rice. Delicious.

Hey GF, I propose a "Wheeler" marathon contest sometime this winter. We can arm ourselves with food, drink, laptop, and remote and see who can anchor the chair down the longest. You game? :)

Hey Boo, so glad you had a good Christmas. I am sure it was a bit different without your Mom there. I hope the new year finds you and your family well.

Guess I'll go train a little for my Wheelerthon". Then get ready for preachin'. Next week our time moves to a 9 a.m. start. I like that one the best. But I'm a morning person.

Prayers for all.


December 28, 2014 - Msg 100300: Hey Y'all! I've been back to Mayberry! Yep,was sitting right there in Floyd's barber shop yesterday talking to the ORIGINAL Floyd,Mr.Russell Hiatt. He even held my hand while I sat in one of the barber chairs- *blush*

And, I stopped by and chatted with the Miles' again,G-F and told 'em you said " Hey!".

Actually, I came back up to visit somebody who just moved to NC and when I found out they are only a hop and a skip away from Mt. Airy, HOW could I not swing back by there? And who'd have thought I'd get the opportunity to meet THE Floyd?? He told me that he started Mayberry and I guess he's right,isn't he?

I tell y'all-if you ever have the chance to visit Mount Airy,you must do so- it's a wonderful place!

Y'all don't have to call me Princess Possum,though I have been rubbing elbows with Mayberry royalty lately-LOL

My camera and laptop are still at war with one another,or else I'd have lots of pics posted. Will try to tackle that again ASAP.

This is gonna turn into a regular trip for me and I'm so excited!!

Y'all take care and have a blessed Sunday!

possum under a rock

December 28, 2014 - Msg 100301: Ok Asa I'm in, I don't have a lap-top but I have 3 remotes to swing it! I made a batch of Wassail and my sister gave me a basket that is full of vintage soda pops for Christmas, so I'm good to go...

Possum, Before you know it you'll be like me and call Mt. Airy your second home. Russell is a neat man, to bad you could not have met Andy's childhood friend Emmett Forrest at the Museum he was a special man, his daughter is the "Keeper of the Flame" now for the Museum she is there often.
I'm glad to have met him and had my picture made with him.

Yep Romeena sure sounds like you raised a good crop of "Somebody's"...

Just think MDC on Thursday you can wake up and say: 2014 just seemed like, YESTERDAY!


December 28, 2014 - Msg 100302: Hi All
Everything is ok here!

December 28, 2014 - Msg 100303: Possum, you are about to go and make me real jealous!! Wish I didn't live so far from Mt. Airy. Oh well, at least you are able to enjoy it and tell us all about it. ;)

Can you all believe that I am sitting here in front of the fire on this sunday afternoon. It is downright chilly here in south texas and I love it. Its one of those wet, windy cold days that see so rarely and I am enjoying it. Hope the rest of you are staying warm and enjoying this time of year...after the Christmas rush and looking toward a new year. 2014 was a year of change for us..some really good, some bad, but I guess it just proves we are alive and moving in the right direction. I hope 2015 is a good year for all my porch family.

I will be on the job search now that Christmas is over. I am praying for the right one. I don't just want a job and a pay check, I want to be in the job the Lord wants me in. Well, this laptop is acting weird so I should sign off before I lose my post.

I am going to try that orange raisin sauce next time I make a chicken, Asa. Sounds good. I'm thinking that rather than adding milk, I will try broth from the chicken instead..wonder how that would be?


December 28, 2014 - Msg 100304: Its me again...I am just trying out my sister's new came with a cover that has a keyboard on it and I wanted to see how it was to type on...its a little smaller but super easy. better than the laptop I am currently using but too expensive for me at this point. What do you all use most of the time?


December 28, 2014 - Msg 100305: Its me again...I am just trying out my sister's new came with a cover that has a keyboard on it and I wanted to see how it was to type on...its a little smaller but super easy. better than the laptop I am currently using but too expensive for me at this point. What do you all use most of the time?


December 28, 2014 - Msg 100306: oops...sorry for chewin my cabbage twice, folks,


December 28, 2014 - Msg 100307: ...Boo, You are suppose to chew your cabbage twice on New Years Day when you have your sauerkraut, but in your case you probably have "Hopin' John" instead right?

Well TOM the Browns blew another one today as usual but your Steelers move on while the Browns stay home and watch TV!.....G-F

December 28, 2014 - Msg 100308: At the risk of making Boo real jealous, I've met Emmett's Daughter, G-F! She was the one who took the pics of me & Betty Lynn. Didn't catch her name,but she told me who she was.She's a real nice person.I thought she was perhaps Betty Lynn's assistant and asked her that,and she told me she was Emmett's daughter and that Betty Lynn was like a mother to her.

Boo,I'm praying for the perfect job to come through for you,friend.

Well,I'm finally back home and need to settle down after this busy weekend,so I'll bid you all a good night!

possum again

December 29, 2014 - Msg 100309: Hi all. Possum, I thought the original Floyd was
pretty old back in 1960. Is he still alive?
I hope you all had a good sabbath day, and slowed down a bit. Another holiday week coming up! ha
Cards and Carolina coming up!
Later alligators,

December 29, 2014 - Msg 100310: MDC,the original Floyd is nearly 91 years old,according to what his son told me.He was most certainly alive when I met him the other day- ha!

possum again

December 29, 2014 - Msg 100311: Possum, That would be his daughter Terri that you met, she is now the "Keeper of the Flame" for her Dad's collection. She is a real nice person, Emmett would be proud to know she is looking out after his collection so well.


December 29, 2014 - Msg 100312: Thanks for telling me what her name is, G-F. Glad she's taken over the helm. Seems like she's doing a good job.

Y'all have a good Monday and get out there and act like somebody!

possum u.a.r.

December 29, 2014 - Msg 100313: Possum, you are becoming a real celebrity-magnet, meeting all these people! Who's next? :-)

I don't know if "snitty Helen" has a "best", G-F.

At least I can turn off Helen, or change the channel. I wish I could do that with my MIL. She is trying to do the same thing with Noah that she tried to, and is still trying to do with Kai; manipulate what they like and don't like. Wish she would get a life... of her own.

I was hoping for that snow Saturday night but when I woke up Sunday I was like Sgt. Schultz from Hogan's Heroes, "I see nothing!" I am going to stop listening to weathermen(and women).

Prayers on your job search, Boo. Hope you get one you want and is pleasing to God.

-Sterling Holobyte

December 29, 2014 - Msg 100314: Sterling, If you have ever watched Everyone Loves Raymond... It's called the "Marie Barone Syndrome" it's the first step, in understanding the sickness...Haha At least now it has a name "MBS"...Good Luck


December 29, 2014 - Msg 100315: Big storm coming in from the west to hit UT and AZ on Wed, and then off toward TX.
Thanks for the info Possum. We are talking about the Floyd who went on about hog jowls, right?
He looked about 70 in that episode, not 40!!
Sterling, my MIL has gone to be with the Lord,
but she was, believe it or not, a very sweet lady. Sounds like yours is not quite as so!
Color eps now on ME-TV. Saw the one tonight about our porch's
own talkin' dog, SPOT! ha
BOO--hope and pray that the right one comes your way!

December 30, 2014 - Msg 100316: Big storm is right MDC. We are having one of our "canyon wind events" this morning. That is when there is high pressure in Wyoming and low pressure down in southern Nevada. The two pressures try to equalize so to speak. The result is huge winds coming down through the canyons. I am talking 80 to 100 mph winds that will last for much of the day. Add to the equation our current temperature is 14 degrees, well you can imagine what the wind chill factor is. The shop I work at sits almost directly 1 mile west of a canyon, so we really get hammered hard here. Thankfully we have not lost power. I hope that will hold true for the day. It's actually dangerous to even be out in this. Stuff flying around are like weapons. Miserable, miserable, miserable!


December 30, 2014 - Msg 100317: No,no,not HIM, MDC! I didn't meet the ACTOR who was the first Floyd-I met Russell Hiatt,the actual Mount Airy barber who used to cut Andy's hair. He (along with his barber shop) planted the seed for TAGS in Andy's mind & the rest is history. Sorry for the mix-up!

Wow,Asa,y'all hunker down & stay safe out there!

Well,Sterling, Jim Nabors is on my "Mayberry Wish List",but from all accounts he doesn't visit Mount Airy,so I doubt that meeting will ever take place. But it sure has been a blast getting to know all of the folks I've run into on my trips up there! Maybe I'll bump into YOU or some of the other Porchsters up there one of these days!

Y'all have a great day!

possum under a rock

December 30, 2014 - Msg 100318: Asa, Wow that sounds brutal, if you happen to see Dorothy or Toto fly by, tell 'em Goob say's Hey!

Possum, If ya wanna see Gomer you'll have to book a flight to Hawaii, he pretty much stays hunkered down at his home there these days.


December 30, 2014 - Msg 100319: Yeah, I know, G-F. Doubt I'll ever meet Jim.
For those of you on Facebook,I just posted my pics of Betty Lynn & my 2nd trip to Mount Airy.

Asa,I'll email them you to,so check your inbox.

possum u.a.r.

December 30, 2014 - Msg 100320: Good afternoon, porch. My goodness, Asa, that weather sounds awful! You stay safe now, you hear? High winds like that are scary!

I sure do envy you folks who go to Mt. Airy, and meet all those fascinating people. I'd just love to do it, but it doesn't seem to be in the plan for me right now. Maybe someday. Sure do appreciate you sharing your experiences with us, though. Possum, I'd love to see your pictures!

Sure is quiet around here since the kids left. I miss them! Robbi and Richard will be here around the 9th, though, so that will be good.

Well, guess I'll go do a little laundry and tidy up the kitchen. Also, got some stuff to put out for the critters. Lots of little squirrels out back this morning. They're just so cute! David and Brittney gave me a wire-mesh snowman that hangs as a bird feeder. I filled it with sunflower seeds, and the squirrels have just been hilarious, hanging all over it and eating the seeds. The birds don't have much chance to get to it. No problem though. They sit on the ground and catch what the squirrels drop, which is considerable. It's just a constant critter show out there, and I love it! Blessings, everyone! --Romeena