June 05, 2015 - Msg 101540: So sorry Tom. Prayers for you all for sure my friend.


June 06, 2015 - Msg 101541: TOM-My condolences on the passing of your brother.
Yes indeed you and your family will be in my prayers. Be at peace friend.

June 06, 2015 - Msg 101542: Good Morning and good sweep Asa !..back here at work ! I-HOP this morning on Possum ! SPOT

June 06, 2015 - Msg 101543: TOM, So sorry for the loss of your brother, your porch family will keep you and your family in our prayers. We may not be kin but we are here for you Buddy!


June 06, 2015 - Msg 101544: Tom, I'm so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. I will pray for you and your family. The next few days and weeks will be difficult and sad. Lean on the Lord, as you have in the past, and know that your friends are praying for you. --Romeena

June 06, 2015 - Msg 101545:
TOM, I am sad to learn the shocking news about your brother Richard. I will offer a prayer for him and for you and your family. May he rest in peace.

from Poor Horatio

June 06, 2015 - Msg 101546: So very sorry, TOM. So hard to lose loved ones. Today is the one year anniversary of my mother's death. It seems longer.


June 07, 2015 - Msg 101547: Historic day today, triple crown winner, anniversary of D-day and of RFK passing after being shot the day before. So much happening in our world, that sometimes we just have to pause and reflect.
Have a good Sabbath all,

June 07, 2015 - Msg 101548: Good afternoon, friends. Well, it looks like we finally have another horse good enough to win the Triple Crown. A beautiful animal, for sure. However, Secretariat still has my heart. There was something about him. I'd love to have met that horse, just to stand near him and feel the power. He was no ordinary horse, and I think it will be a long time before his records fall, if they ever do. In his Triple Crown sweep, he set track records in each of the three races, and in the Belmont, he set a world record for the mile and a half, on dirt. The horse was a phenomenon, a running machine. To win a race like the Belmont, where only the best even enter, and to beat the field by 31 lengths is just the stuff of dreams. I still watch his races, especially the Belmont, on YouTube, and find tears in my eyes every time I do. One of God's masterpieces, in my opinion.

Eloise and I went to our grandsons' baseball games yesterday. We watched Hudson play one game, and then watched Landry play two, back to back. It was a long day, but the boys played well, and it's always fun. Had a good ol' hotdog (they always taste better at a ball park) and really enjoyed watching those two young men play. It seems like yesterday we were watching them play T-ball, with David occasionally yelling, "Landry, leave the bug alone and stand up and play ball!" Then a little later it was coach-pitch, and now they're playing so well. We saw some really good, quick, instinctive plays, and we didn't even mind the heat and humidity.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some lunch. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

June 07, 2015 - Msg 101549: RO...'member "chatter?" "Eh, batter,batter,batter, SWING batter."
TOM--my prayers continue for you and your family on this Sabbath day.
STERLING--you around buddy? Zup?
LUCY--you still walking near the porch?
I hope you all have a good day!

June 07, 2015 - Msg 101550: Hey Asa, Romeena say's she's having a tea party.... Are you in?? Lol That got me thinkin' how many tea parties I partook in over the years... I'm still alive just smarter now thanks to Romeena. That one got a lot of laughs with my other Gma/Grpa friends.

TOM, you doing Ok? Continued prayers....


June 07, 2015 - Msg 101551: THANK YOU EVERY OE FOR THE PRAYER.


June 07, 2015 - Msg 101552: Regarding Secretariat,you might enjoy this article about his groom, Ro. He was from my hometown-I've told y'all before that Secretariat's owner had a training farm in my hometown. I never saw Secretariat-well,if I did I didn't know it was him.I used to drive by all the time because relatives had a nearby farm. I saw horses out there all the time and I like to think that Secretariat might have been out on the track when I've passed by!

Anyway,this is a good read and to my knowledge I never met his groomer,though I'm certain I must have known lots of his people. I know where he's buried and folks leave trinkets and things on his grave. Hope you enjoy the article,Ro.


Tom,you take care,friend. You remain in our hearts and prayers.

possum u.a.r.

June 07, 2015 - Msg 101553: Nope, not the OWNER. I goofed up there! Lucien Laurin was Secretariat's TRAINER and had the training farm-sorry!

possum again

June 08, 2015 - Msg 101554: Good article Possum, I guess you can say Eddie had "Sweat" equity in his job.... And put his blood "sweat" and tears into his job. 🐴

Just finished feeding the outdoor critters, those squirrels sure love their corn and Cherrios. I suppose they must think they're eating little tiny doughnuts! The Blue Jays lov'em too...cheap entertainment right Romeena?

Hope everyone has a Great Day.......G-F

June 08, 2015 - Msg 101555: Good morning, porch! Possum, thank you for that link. I loved the story. Wish I could have met Eddie Sweat, and really, really wish I could have met Secretariat. I have loved horses all my life, enjoyed the years with my own horse, Ace. He was no thoroughbred, nothing spectacular about him, but he was playful, had a kind heart, and he was my friend. We spent many happy hours together. He depended on me, because when my dad gave him to me he told me the horse was solely my responsibility. No one else would feed, groom, exercise, or clean up after him. Daddy bought the hay and grain and put it in the feed room, but if it got to the horse, I had to do it, and I did, with pleasure. I loved that horse. I've always regretted that he had to be sold, but there was no choice. After I married and moved away with Dale, who was in the Air Force, and my parents decided to move back into town, there was no way Ace could be kept, so my dad sold him to a man with a young daughter who wanted a horse. I can only pray that she was good to him.

G-F, isn't it fun to feed the critters? I often put leftover cereal out for them. Some of it they like, and some they don't, but they will eat all of it eventually. As you said, Cheerios are a favorite. Chex, not so much, but they finally eat it. Cracked corn, multi-purpose seed, and oh my - sunflower seeds! They love those sunflower seeds, and I love that the cardinals favor it, and I can always be sure of attracting some of them.

Well, guess I'd better get busy around here. I've got two home health visits to make, and Joe and Jorge will be here this afternoon. I'm going to try to move one of the visits to this morning. The other one, I have to wait for the patient to call me. He's seeing his doctor, and I can't go until he gets home from that visit. Luckily, he lives about six minutes from my house, so no problem.

Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

June 08, 2015 - Msg 101556: Prayers TOM...Storms here at work....Send Food...SPOT

June 08, 2015 - Msg 101557: A couple horse stories. I had a cousin who bought an old racehorse when she found out what happened to them after their racing career was over. She couldn't afford the boarding, so after a while, she brought it to our small farm. My sister and I would ride it bareback. Even though it was old, it was still a thoroughbred, and it could run. I can't believe we were brave/stupid enough to ride that thing. Once it got to running and I fell forward and was hanging upside down from its neck. My older sister, sitting behind me, thought it was funny and took a while to pull the horse up. A terrifying ride.

I bet other people have been to the Kentucky Horse Park. They had this dramatic movie they'd show. I remember seeing it for the first time and wanting to get a job in the horse industry that very moment. Such a majestic animal.

Billy Ray the Pony Express Postman

June 08, 2015 - Msg 101558: You're welcome, Ro- glad you (and G-F) enjoyed the article.

Hey to Spotty-hope you get some vittles!

Y'all have a good evening!

possum u.a.r.

June 08, 2015 - Msg 101559: "Hey" to Billy Ray-you snuck in on me there!

possum again

June 09, 2015 - Msg 101560: I have come to a new-found sense of respect for horses. Growing up in this "modern age," very few of us had the opportunity that RO had. I watched horses on the screen of the Saturday matinees, of course, but that was it! Now that so many westerns are back on ME-TV, i see the care and love that became mutual between 'man' and his horse.
That horse was your Camero or Mustang, or Chevy Geo of today. As RO said, you had to do it all, similar to caring for a cartoday. Of course, a horse is a living thing, and the bond between horse and rider must really be special. Just think, every age from Adam and Eve to around 1870 HAD to rely on horses, be it farming to the Pony Express, or just mark McCain going to school.!
Then came the 'iron horse,' the industrial age, and our modern age. Each summer they do a re-enactment over part of the Oregon Trail. I have always wanted to do that, even if for just a few miles to get the feel of what those pioneers endured. Amazing.
Here is a look-see:
Today, we leave our A/C homes, get into our A/C cars, shop in huge A/C'd stores, and go home the same way. Oops, there I go again! :)

June 09, 2015 - Msg 101561:
Here ya go...

June 09, 2015 - Msg 101562: Hey MDC, back in the day, those old wagons had 4-40 air conditioning......( put all 4 windows down and go 40mph) haha looks like Lee Marvin had it cranked up on your video...lol

Billy Ray, Mrs G-F and I went to Kentucky Horse Park coming back from the Outer Banks. That is a neat place to see, if I recall they have a statue of "Man O' War" It was one majestic animal as you said...

Floyd mentioned on last nights pod-cast that he woul like to get a head count on the folks coming to the "Mayberry Meet-up" in July, at Mt. Airy. Possum are you coming girl? We all sure have a good time hang in' out with our Mayberry friends.


June 09, 2015 - Msg 101563: Good morning, porch. MDC, you called it exactly right. I did have an opportunity, and I deeply appreciated it, every day. Ace was a lot of work, but it was worth every minute. I learned about responsibility. I learned very quickly that failure to do my job brought consequences - not to me, but to my horse, who depended on me. During one cold, rainy spell, I went to the stable and fed Ace, leaving enough hay to last him until the next day. I didn't return in the afternoon to check his hooves. The next morning, I was horrified to see him walking in his sticky-muddy corral, balanced on huge mud balls that had built up beneath his hooves. His feet were literally rocking on those balls of mud. I got my trusty tool and while he stood patiently on three legs, I cleaned each hoof thoroughly, so he could walk normally again. Then I put more hay and grain in his feed box, and did what I should have done the day before. Since his water trough was across the corral, requiring him to leave his dry stable to get water, I put a washtub in the stable and filled it with water, so he could stay in his stall and not have to go out in the cold rain, and the mud. While I had been warm and dry in the house, my horse had been forced to go out in the rain, and had been uncomfortable with mud-packed hooves, to the point of risking an ankle injury. I never did that again.

He was a scamp, a prankster, very smart, loving, and had a sense of compassion. I think I've told you all the story of his major role in the rescue of a young colt that was hung up in a roll of barbed wire. That baby would have been cut to shreds before his owners finally found him, if it hadn't been for Ace. I miss that horse, even today.

I'd love to go on that trail ride. Even as old and creaky as I am, I think I could do it. Walking more than a hundred yards or so is what I can't do. I could ride a horse all day! It surely would be fun to try, anyway.

Well, guess I'd better get busy. Got a couple of errands to run, not much else on the list for the day, goody, goody. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

June 09, 2015 - Msg 101564: I'm not sure yet,G-F. Give me the dates again,please. I have 2 other events in July-my high school reunion and a friend will be vacationing in Myrtle Beach,so I'd like to drive up and catch her while she's down from PA. I know I'd have a blast in Mayberry though & would really like to make it.

MDC,maybe you should drop the "MD" from your name and replace it with an "A"- ha ha Put a / in there and you'll be one "Cool" dude!

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

possum under a rock

June 09, 2015 - Msg 101565:
Possum the dates are July 17, 18, 19. Hope you can make it! We have a couple of things planned I have to tic-a-lock about but we do things during the day and we all come back together at the gazebo at the Mayberry Motor Inn to eat and watch TAGS episodes in the evening... All in All its a fun day... Better than going shopping with your MIL....haha
Here is their web site...



June 09, 2015 - Msg 101566: GF--You mean you don't stay in the corner room of the "Y"?? haha

June 09, 2015 - Msg 101567: No MDC, Alma the owner of the Inn saves the corner room for our Floyd... Ya gotta take care of our "Father Figure".. And she has to be like the "Mother Figure" or floor monitor to keep us all in line, and lights out @ 11:00... If more folks come we may be able to occupy the entire place... Kinda like the parties @ O'Malleys on steroids.... To bad Mrs. G-F nixed the heelicopter our I could fly ya all in.

On a serious note, I hope TOM is doing Ok, it's a hard time for him now...


June 09, 2015 - Msg 101568: BOO--I have a question for you to ask Sean.
When he was detailing cars, could you ask him what kind of cleaner he used on wheels. I have tried all kinds of
metal cleaners, but when it dries and I wipe it off,
the metal is all streaked again!

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101569:
All this talk about horses, racing, and the old days when horses were the main transportation, that reminds me of the infamous Pony Express. Although it existed for only about 1.5 years at the beginning of the Civil War, it provided much needed mail service between the midwest and the pacific coast. Approximately 400 horses and 40 riders were active at a time. The trails exposed the riders and their horses to a variety of weather conditions, Indian and bandit attacks, and poor trail paths with no lights at night. The riders rode at full gallop, changing horses every 10 to 15 miles, and traveled about 100 miles before changing riders. The entire trip between Missouri and California took about ten days. Riders were generally paid between $100 and $125 each month. Surprisingly, they had plenty of riders willing to perform this dangerous job. Although most riders rode the trail alone, sometimes in areas where attacks were common, Army soldiers would accompany them. Customers were charged $5.00 for every 1/2 ounce of mail. Once telegraph lines were installed between the Midwest and the Pacific Coast, that caused the end for the Pony Express.

from Poor Horatio

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101570:
And for those of you who are interested in the Mayberry Meet-Up that is scheduled for this July, to obtain more information, click on https://www.mail-archive.com/wbmutbb@wbmutbb.com/msg26178.html

from Poor Horatio

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101571:
And for you folks who are interested in learning about what it was like traveling the Oregon Trail back in the 19th century, you can find links to personal diaries written long ago at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/diaries.htm

from Poor Horatio

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101572: Romeena I would love to hear the story about your horse saving the colt...will you? Krista Thank You So Much

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101573: Thanks, G-F. I surely will try to make it if I can. I know I'd love being a part of all of that!

And thanks for those links, P-H.

Hey to Krista! Dust off a rocker and sit a spell!

Y'all take care!

possum u.a.r.

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101574: Good afternoon, porch. Welcome to Krista - we would love to have you join our little porch family. As for the story, I'd be delighted to tell it. Here goes...

My horse was a solid black, friendly and playful sort, and was my best friend when I was a teenager. He was also very smart. One day my family and I were eating lunch, and we heard Ace making a disturbance at the pasture fence, which ran alongside the house. He kept running, hooves pounding the dirt, and neighing, making all sorts of racket. Finally I went out to see what was spooking him, and he was very excited to see me. He ran a few yards in the direction of the back pasture, then returned to stomp and "yell" at me. I called my dad out, and the whole family came. When we opened the gate and entered the pasture, Ace became even more excited.

He began to trot toward the back of the pasture, but would stop and look back at us, stomping his feet, and clearly wanting us to hurry up. We followed him, and he led us directly to the back corner of the pasture, where there was a thicket of mesquite trees and brush. At first we didn't see anything, but then we heard a noise, and went closer, and we saw him.

The family who lived on the acreage behind us had a little yearling colt, and it was in serious trouble. Someone had been repairing the fence, and had left a loose roll of barbed wire on the ground. Somehow, the colt had gotten entangled in that wire, and the more he tried to free himself, the worse it got. He was crying and thrashing around - it was awful! Ace evidently had heard him, investigated, and went for help!

My dad sent my little brother back to the house for wire cutters, and climbed through the fence so he could get to the terrified colt. Ace pushed through the brush, and positioned himself where he was very close to the colt. He would put his nose on the little guy and breathe on him, very gently. When the cutters arrived, my dad began cutting the strands of wire and removing them in small sections. Meantime, Ace's attentions had calmed the colt enough that he stopped thrashing, and my dad was finally able to free him. He just lay there, breathing hard, until my dad helped him to his feet. He had multiple cuts and gouges from the wire, and was bleeding quite a bit. My mom had returned to the house and phoned the owners, who were at home, fortunately. They came across the field, and the colt trotted toward them. We knew they'd tend to him, so we went back to the house. Ace followed us back, occasionally putting his head over my dad's shoulder, clearly thanking him for rescuing the colt.

People say animals aren't capable of reasoning, that they aren't able to manipulate a situation and change the outcome, and deny that they could have such a trait as altruism, but Ace demonstrated all those abilities very clearly that day. Oh yes - the colt recovered with just a few scars.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101575: Good story Romeena, I bet ya did a good Yeehaw too!....

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101576:
Romeena, that was a heart touching story about Ace and the young colt. After you and Ace separated, had you ever tried to locate and visit him?

from Poor Horatio

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101577: That's a good question, PH, and I wish I had a better answer. Truth is, I never saw him again. After Dale and I married, we remained in San Antonio for a while, as he was stationed at Randolph AFB, which is in SA. Naturally, we visited my parents often and I rode Ace about twice a week, and kept up with his grooming. My dad took over his feeding.

Then six months after we married, Dale was sent to Korea for a year and I moved back home with my parents. By that time I was three months pregnant, but I continued to ride almost every day, up until about three weeks before my son was born. I never told my doctor I was doing that. I figured what he didn't know wouldn't worry him. They were pretty peaceful rides, no jumping or bone-jarring trots.

A few weeks after my son's birth, I was back in the saddle, though not as often as I'd have liked. Babies take up a lot of your time! When Dale came home, he was transferred to a base in Blytheville, AK, and we moved to Caruthersville, MO, which was about 20 miles from the base, just across the state line. At that point, maintaining the country place and the livestock got to be too much for my parents, so they sold the place and moved back into town. I think they regretted it, but really, they had no choice.

That meant that Ace had to be sold, of course. My dad sold him to a man with a young daughter, who seemed to be thrilled with him, but later we learned that they had sold him to someone else. The daughter apparently said he was too much horse for her. I guess she wanted a nag, and that was definitely not Ace. I was living out of state, and just inevitably lost track of him. I've always wished I could have seen him again, but it might have just broken his sweet heart, and I know it would have broken mine. --Romeena

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101578: Correction - That's Blytheville, AR (Arkansas) not AK. We did not move to Alaska. Shame on me! --Romeena

June 10, 2015 - Msg 101579: RO--I think you'll see him again sometime. I can't imagine our God not letting us see our animal companions again! :)

June 11, 2015 - Msg 101580: Just read about your brother, Tom. So sorry. Prayers for you and your family.

Yes, MDC, I am around. Just not as much. Thanks for asking, though.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 11, 2015 - Msg 101581: Happy Thursday Porch. its a beautiful morning on my end of the porch, sun is shining and its 67 degrees. supposed to warm to 90 this afternoon.

prayer for Tom and his family. I am sorry for the loss of your brother.

been busy on my end of the porch. work is steady which is good this time of year.

prayers for safe travels for myself, Patrick, his girlfriend Daysie and Beth. We are headed out in the morning for a week end trip to Atlanta. We will head home on Sunday and drop Daysie off in Cookeville TN to meet her grandfather for a horse show. Mr. Maude was unable to take off work so he will stay home and hold down the fort with our dog Belle.

lunch menu will be: corn dogs, chips. oatmeal raisin cookies for dessert, lemonade or tea to drink.

better get to work. Prayers and blessings to all
Big Maude

June 11, 2015 - Msg 101582: Good afternoon, porch. Thank you, MDC, for that encouraging word. I happen to believe that too. The Bible speaks of "all creation" praising God - not just humans, but ALL creation.

There is a connection, a communion, between humans and animals, that often goes unnoticed, and it's expressed through vision. Just as a baby will deliberately look deeply into your eyes, instinctively knowing that you are looking at them too, so will an animal. Toye Starr will sometimes be planning to make a "deposit" in a chosen spot on the sunroom tile, rather than going back to the bedroom to her potty box. She will NOT do it if I'm looking at her, but rather waits until I'm looking away. How does she know that I'm seeing, and understanding what she's doing? A baby will do the same thing. There's something in our minds that lets us understand that vision means comprehension, or something. I don't know quite how to express it.

When I'm sitting here at this keyboard, squirrels will be playing around outside, paying no attention to me. However, if I stop and look at them, they quickly realize I'm watching them, and freeze in their tracks. Now how do they know I'm looking at them, and what does that mean to them? I can have my face directed toward them, but my eyes focused a few feet away from them, and it doesn't bother them. If I focus on them, they stop, and watch me. How do they understand eye contact? Amazing.

Sorry! My brain doesn't work like most people's brains do. My Dale used to say he wished I had a little window in my head so he could watch the wheels turn. Many times, I'd ask a question like the one about vision or something, and he would say, "Now, what on earth made you think of that?" I don't mind thinking about questions. I just wish I could think of more answers. --Romeena

June 11, 2015 - Msg 101583: RIP Dusty Rhodes WWF wrestler...The working mans wrestler..He lived less than 10 miles from the dog house here in Georgia ...SPOT

June 12, 2015 - Msg 101584: Good evening all, just passing by tonite.
Very tired, so off to bed.

June 12, 2015 - Msg 101585: The NBA finals got me to thinking, although not with my head in a bucket. I am curious. Was there ever a mention of basketball on TAGS? Hard to believe there wasn't in a show set in NC, but I don't remember one.

Billy Ray the Harlem Globetrotter Postman.

June 12, 2015 - Msg 101586: I remember a couple of mentions of basketball Billy Ray. One was, of all people, Aunt Bee and Clara Edwards. They had played basketball in their youth. I think it was mentioned one of them (I forget which one) was an exceptional dribbler. Then I think their was another one when Opie was musing what to buy Andy for a birthday present. Andy mentioned he would like a basketball. But Opie figured Andy had said that because he knew Opie would be the one playing with it. Those are two that stand out in my bucketless head.


June 12, 2015 - Msg 101587: Wow, that was quick. I do remember those two mentions Asa.

Billy Ray the Forgetful Postman

June 12, 2015 - Msg 101588: Good Afternoon Porch,

I'm sorry for not rockin' with y'all lately. I'm back, however for a visit. Thank you for thinking of me, MDC.

Tom, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. You are in my prayers and have my deepest sympathies. Somehow I was not aware that you have any siblings.
Romeena, I jumped up when I saw that American Pharaoh was winning the Belmont. I've been waiting my entire life to see it! We've been to the KY Horse Park numerous times as we stay in Lexington while going to and fro to my in-laws in Ohio. I love their Southern Lights drive-thru Christmas lights display. I took horse back riding lessons and my friend and I kept a Tennessee Walker (ironically we lived in KY) at the Stone Creek Riding Club.
Billy Ray and Krista, hello! How are you? My name is taken from The Stranger episode, Lucy Matthews. I live in Atlanta. How do you do?
Spot, I didn't know Dusty Rhodes was a fellow Georgian!
Big Maude, I hope you have a safe visit to my city! Prepare for afternoon thunderstorms nearly every day.
G-F, is Cleveland going crazy over the Finals?
PH, I like your historical anecdotes!

I need to get supper started. I'm making oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, okra and tomatoes, and gluten free cornbread that is so sweet it's like crack. Y'all are welcome to come!

Take care of yourselves, now, ya hear.

Blessings to you and yours,

June 12, 2015 - Msg 101589: Yep, Lucy that is a understatement, I'm not into basket ball but I hope they go all the way. That town I hungry for a championship for sure.


June 12, 2015 - Msg 101590: Hey GF, You better get some good pictures at the event buddy. I envy you.

Good to see you Lucy. I hope you are well. I would love some of that chicken for sure.

Been busier than a herd of cows tails in fly season. Whew!


June 12, 2015 - Msg 101591: Good evening, porch. A little prayer request, please. My youngest grandson, age 7, has been pretty sick. It started out with what appeared to be a spider bite on his lower back, but has since been diagnosed as MRSA. Exactly what the point of entry was is undetermined, but actually could have really been a spider bite. Anyway, it required surgical debridement (cleaning out) and he's now on big-gun antibiotics, and seems to be getting better. Has been running high fevers, which are now more in control, and his appetite is coming back. He's a good little guy, and we'll all be happy when he's his impish little self again.

Lucy, it's nice to see you. I hope you won't be such a stranger! Speaking of supper, mine is going to be leftovers, and couldn't be easier. Last night, I broiled six chicken legs, with lemon pepper on them, and made a skilled of chicken Rice-a-roni. I've always liked that stuff, and I pour some of the drippings from the chicken into it - doesn't hurt it a bit! Well, I ate three of the legs and less than half of the rice last night. Now, here's the good part. I had made the rice dish in one of those new ceramic-coated skillets. Folks, those things DO NOT stick! They really work. Also, being ceramic, I don't worry about it transferring anything to the food - never did fully trust teflon.

Anyway, to put it away last night, I put the remaining chicken legs in the skillet with the rest of the rice, put on a lid, and put it in the fridge. I got it out a little while ago, loosened the rice which had stuck to itself a little, put the legs in the middle, and put about 1/4 cup of water over it all. Put on the lid, and put it on very low heat for about a half hour. It's now all steamy, the chicken is hot, and it looks like it was just cooked. Couldn't be easier. I love leftovers! Absolutely nothing is stuck to the skillet. When I finish the food, I'll swish the pan with a dishcloth and a little soap, and it will be clean. If you don't have one of those ceramic-coated skillets, get one. You'll love it!

Well, I've made myself hungry, guess I'll go eat. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

June 12, 2015 - Msg 101592: Uh, that's "made a skillet of chicken" - not skilled. I knew I should have proof-read. --Romeena

June 12, 2015 - Msg 101593: Romeena, any kind of homemade cookin is "skilled" cookin' so it was not a typo. And I agree with ya on the skillet, I love mine too. I made chicken (wings) tonight too, a couple of them must of did a lot of flying!!

On a serious note, prayers for your grandson, any kind of
infection on that level is dangerous. Hope for a speedy recovery.


June 13, 2015 - Msg 101594: RO--yes indeed, prayers going up for your grandson.
MRSA is no fun. But a chicken with six legs? ha
Lucy-good to see you. Glad you are doing OK.
GF--I only hope that if Cavs win there isnt destruction.
I never understood that!
ASA--take it easy this weekend buddy. Slow down!
Peel an apple, strum a few chords of Church in the Wildwood. :)
BIg Maude, maybe you could see Spot!

June 13, 2015 - Msg 101595: This should get everyone in a summer mood...

June 13, 2015 - Msg 101596: Good Morning gang ! Breakfast menu: 2 eggs your way,bisquits and gravy,country ham,sausage links,fried apple rings,grits with cheese,hashbrowns and coffee and milk SPOT

June 13, 2015 - Msg 101597: Good morning all.
Fine sounding breakfast there Spot. I loaded up on Lucy's chicken dinner last night, but it's a new day with a new hunger. I'll take my eggs over medium and my bacon limp please.

Prayers for your Grandson Ro. How scary is that?

MDC, I hope to take it easy this weekend for sure. Been running in overdrive for several weeks. And at my age, that's saying something.

Yes I have never understood the mentality of taking to the streets and creating havoc when your team wins either MDC. But there is a lot of things I don't get in this crazed world anymore. The list gets longer by the hour it seems.

Well got up early and washed the Jeep. It's not even 6;30 yet. I am waiting for 7:oo for the grocery store to open. Then I can get that done.

Where do you find those pans at Ro? They sound dandy. I have never heard of them before. And yea, a 6 legged chicken? Sounds like a "Madden turkey" if you ask me. :)

Well better be off to Foley's. I never trade at Diamond Jims. I'm loyal to Mr. Foley.


June 13, 2015 - Msg 101598: Sign me up SPOT....👍

June 13, 2015 - Msg 101599: hi
Thank you G-F (DICK) GET IT TODAY.

TOM :(

June 13, 2015 - Msg 101600: Good morning, porch. Count me in on that breakfast too, SPOT. I like my eggs gently basted and like Asa said, I like the bacon limp. It should "bend at the waist", at least. Sounds delish!

MDC, thanks for posting that song. Those boys had such a lovely, dreamy sound. In fact, they still do! Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3tA7pbipVM.
Cue it up to about 4:25 to get to the song, but the interview is interesting, too. They really seem like nice guys.

Asa, you can get the ceramic-coated pans at Target, and I'm quite sure at Wal-Mart, though I rarely darken the door of a Wal-Mart. The ceramic coating may be green, white, gray or light tan, depending on the maker. My first experience with it was a very small pan, about 8", and the lining is green. Great for scrambling just one or two eggs. A little later, I bought a 12" skillet, and the lining is gray. So far, both pans work beautifully, though I have the impression that the green liner is perhaps a little thicker. Could be my imagination. Honestly, nothing sticks, and while I do wash mine, it almost seems unnecessary. You could just wipe them out with a paper towel if you had to. So far, all I have is the two frying pans, but I'm beginning to see other utensils with the same lining. I use wooden spoons and coated spatulas with them, though I'm not sure it's necessary. I've had my smallest pan for about a year now, and it still looks like new. Best of all, they're not expensive.

Well, off I go. I still have one of those chicken legs left and a bit of the rice, guess it will be my lunch. All still in that skillet, just a slow warmup and it will be ready to eat. Then swish the pan out with a soapy dishcloth, rinse, and I'm done. Can you imagine how that rice would stick if I tried to heat it in a regular pan? Of course, there's always the microwave, but I sometimes think the micro changes the taste of meats. Veggies and stuff, not so much, but meat takes on a slightly different taste. Probably my imagination.

Got to go put some critter feed out. Lots of traffic out back this morning, and there's not a seed left out there! They even ate the watermelon I put out, rind and all. I cut a watermelon a couple of days ago, and it was just awful. I should have known better than to buy it, it's too early for watermelon. No telling where the thing came from. Probably out of some poo-poo paddy in China or somewhere. No taste, not sweet, and the texture was more like a cantaloupe - it didn't have that lovely juicy crunch you expect in watermelon. I ate a little of it, then chunked about a quarter of it up and put it outside. Guess I'll do another quarter this morning.

Also need to call my daughter and see how Trip is doing. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

June 13, 2015 - Msg 101601: One more thing about those pans-- I had some leftover pizza a few weeks ago, and wanted to reheat it. The oven dries it out, the micro makes the crust tough. I put a little olive oil in the bigger skillet, just enough to smear around on the bottom, and added the pizza slices. I have a lid from another skillet that fits the new one nicely, so I covered it and put it on very low heat. After about ten minutes, I had warm pizza, melty cheese, and the crust was crispy and with a delicious olive-oil flavor. Perfect! --Romeena

June 13, 2015 - Msg 101602: One more thing - if you're looking at them to buy, be absolutely sure the label says the coating is ceramic. Some of the other non-stick coatings look a lot like the ceramic ones, but they're still teflon or whatever, and will eventually start flaking off. Just look for something that says it's ceramic. --Romeena

June 13, 2015 - Msg 101603: Romeena, Once again that's "skilled" cookin' Just sayin'.... Asa I was thinking, those pans may be coated with what Clark Griswold used on his sled in Christmas Vacation... If you buy one you'll never go back to your others, but listen to Romeena she's right there are imitations out there as she said.....They should call them "slickity skillets".....
Awhile back we were talking about the egg peeler thing, well Mrs. G-F sent away for this thing that you pull over a ear of sweet corn to remove the silk hairs from it. Beware! I tried it and I think she got took! So save your $ and do it yourself if she even paid a dollar for it she should have gotten 99 cents change back... Maybe it would be good to wash a cucumber with that's about it!

Hang in there TOM your friends have you in their prayers....


June 13, 2015 - Msg 101604: This one Asa. http://youtu.be/iG7ykqlQtBA

June 14, 2015 - Msg 101605: ASA--here is a link to Walmart's ad for those pans.
i was going to get one about a year ago, but my wifey had just bought a set of T-fal skillets. Also, in one sen-tence you said you would take it easy, and in the next you're out washing your Jeep! ha
TOM--prayers continue for you. Will Labron do it this time for Cavs?
ALL--looks like this coming week will be a hot one here...predicting 110 or better each day! Yikes. I'm sure whoever settled here in the 1860s was plum loco, or they came thru in December, and said, wow this is great, let's stop here! ha
BOO--thanks for the wheel polish suggestion on FB.
Good Sabbath to all. Jesus is Lord,

June 14, 2015 - Msg 101606: Oh, and RO, thanks for the old dudes version of summer song.

June 14, 2015 - Msg 101607: Here's one for Possum, AKA flower child extraordinaire:

:) MDC