April 20, 2016 - Msg 104382: Okay, today around lunch my hosting provider SAID they fixed the problem. Let me know if things start working better for you.

April 20, 2016 - Msg 104383:
Boo, thanks for that introduction to the book "H*ll: A Final Word" by Edward Fudge.
I'm going to watch a video version of this book at the two links below:

Floyd, so the server's owner had made an upgrade just before we starting having the intermittent access problem? I was beginning to think it might be a virus on their server.
Hopefully their fix solves this problem once and for all.
And thanks for sweeping the Front Porch.

from Poor Horatio

April 20, 2016 - Msg 104384: I'm one that's been having a LOT of trouble getting to the Porch,but I jumped right on just now-hope they fixed the problem for good. Thanks for all you do, Floyd and the porch looks nice and spiffy since you swept!

possum under a rock

April 20, 2016 - Msg 104385: Possum, that's GREAT news! Thanks for the report. I don't want to count my chickens until they's all fuzzed up but that's certainly good news! Please keep me informed.

Anybody else that notices things are better....I'd love to hear.

PH, yes...they "upgraded" me and thus....the problems begain. It's been hard getting them to accept that their "new" server was the problem.


April 20, 2016 - Msg 104386: Boo, I'll have to watch the videos(thanks for posting the links to them, Poor Horatio), and if it squares with the Bible, I'll have to look into it more.
Before watching it though, Boo, I am just curious as to what it is that he said to get you to change your views on it?

Possum, your comment about Floyd sweeping the porch made me wonder how many times Floyd has swept up. Poor Horatio, is that something that you could run through your porch-o-matic contraption and find out easily? If not, don't go running yourself ragged, as it isn't that important.

Is this "upgrade" the thing that MDC was warning us about?

-Sterling Holobyte

April 20, 2016 - Msg 104387: Maybe Floyd's server on has five strings! harhar. MDC

April 20, 2016 - Msg 104388: Good evening, porch. Looks like we're in for more rain tonight, but clearing up tomorrow morning. I'm just grateful for this rain. My backyard is so pretty right now - everything is blooming and beautiful. With the rain at night, and short periods of sunshine in the daytime, but still cool temps, the flowers are loving it! I've got big old 10" amaryllis blooms in places I had forgotten I had even planted them. Pansies are popping, petunias are rioting, verbena is sprawling, even a bee balm I thought was dead is greening up. Really lovely.

Sterling, I'll bet you could go to the "Archives" page and count the entries there, and that would tell you how many times Floyd has swept the porch. We kind of do the dusting and fluffing, but he does the real, deep-down sweep.

Boo, I haven't pursued Fudge's new take on H#ll, and maybe I will, maybe not. Personally, I think the real "H#ll" will be eternal separation from God. That's scary enough for me.

As for "upgrades", it's been my experience that every time something gets an upgrade, it downgrades something I liked about the old version. Things I'm used to don't work the same way anymore, or I can't find something I use frequently, or whatever. This generation just can't seem to leave anything alone. My philosophy is the perennial quote - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Works for me.

Arthritis attack in my right hand is better, but still very sore. I had to call the office and get them to send another nurse to do a dressing change I was scheduled for this afternoon. It's a difficult one, takes more than half an hour, and involves a lot of tight wrapping and application of pressure stockings, and I knew I couldn't handle it with my hand out of commission. Hated to give up the money, but it is what it is.

Well, I'm off to beddy-bye. Will sleep with braces on both wrists tonight, so I don't wake up with useless hands again. I think I had slept with that right hand curled up in a cramped position or something, because it was really painful to move it. The braces will keep me from doing that. Blessings, porch! --Romeena

April 20, 2016 - Msg 104389: "only," NOT "on."

April 20, 2016 - Msg 104390: Whoa, RO and I posted together, so my "correction got split up from my post.

April 20, 2016 - Msg 104391: I mentioned that I use a T-Mobile 4G stick for my internet access, and how after the "upgrades" it worked at about a 1G level. Well, I finally gave in and bought their upgraded device. So it is faster again, but they also got more of my money! :(

April 21, 2016 - Msg 104392: Good morning all.

Floyd, I was not able to get on at all last night, but got right on this morning. Hopefully they fixed it. But I agree with you. Lets not count our peaches before they are hatched! :) Thanks again for all you do for us and for Mayberry.

Sorry about your arthritis problems Ro. I hope you can find some relief from it. I remember as a kid, a man in our Church had it in his hands, real bad. His knuckles were swollen and red and looked very painful. I guess it was R.A. All I know was it looked like it had to hurt bad.

Well our secondary water was turned on yesterday, so I checked out my system at home. No broken lines. Just a few heads that needed some TLC. One I need to replace. I just hope the numerous systems I have at work are in such good shape.

Better get going.

Prayers for all.


April 21, 2016 - Msg 104393: Floyd, I'm with Asa I'm still having problems getting on too. Very erratic, sometimes yes, sometimes no. I think maybe he's right about pick'in peaches too soon. We may have to ask SPOT about that, he's from Georgia!....🍑

Hey Romeena, Wanna buy a duck?... Hopefully you will get only the right amount of rain, but Houston may be in trouble again say's Al Roker... BTW my "Arther" is telling me rain is coming here today too....⛈


April 21, 2016 - Msg 104394:

G-F, do you still attend Floyd's podcasts on Monday evenings? If you do, have any of the other participants mentioned that they have been experiencing this intermittent access problem?

from Poor Horatio

April 21, 2016 - Msg 104395: Good morning, porch. It's clear and beautiful here today. Looks like the rain is about gone. It was great while it lasted. I'm at my window, watching a little mama squirrel dragging twigs and other material, whatever she can find, into one of the nest boxes. She's a little late - one female has already raised a brood and they're out of the nest. Squirrels have two litters a year, the first from February to April, and the second in the fall. I guess this one is just running late. She's nesting in a perfect place for me to be able to watch - always so much fun.

This thing with difficult access to the porch is strange. I've had almost no trouble, and I'm actually thinking that the trouble I've had is due to my ISP. I use Time-Warner Cable, and sometimes it runs a little slow. When it's slow, it can cause the attempt to link to the porch to time out. When that happens, I just hit "try again" and it opens immediately. My browser is Firefox, and I also have Internet Explorer, but mostly use Firefox. My homepage on Firefox is imayberry.com and I use the link in the righthand sidebar to go to the porch. I don't know if any of this has anything to do with the fact that I don't have trouble getting on the porch, but thought I'd mention it.

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

April 21, 2016 - Msg 104396: I think it is strange too, Ro. Mostly because I haven't had one lick of trouble visiting the porch. I also use the right sidebar to visit the porch. And homepage I use is http://www.tagsrwc.com/index.html
Like Romeena said, I don't know if that makes a difference. It really shouldn't, as you should be able to access the porch from anywhere, but who knows?

-Sterling Holobyte

April 21, 2016 - Msg 104397: Floyd, I had not trouble getting on at all for the first time in awhile.

Well, this working day shift thing has been great so far. Today my boss asked me if I wanted to take on a managerial position. I think that means would I like to do more work for the same pay. Har har. I told her that I am there to work and do whatever was needed of me and I left it at that. She said that I have leadership potential but I think I am getting schmoozed. ;) Anyway, today was good and just the right amount of busy because a nurse went home sick and I filled in for her.

Had a little thunderstorm this afternoon but the sun is out now and it is kind of warm out.


April 21, 2016 - Msg 104398: Oh, to answer your question, Sterling, I think there were three things that really got me thinking after reading Fudge's book. 1) The teaching in the old testament. It seems to teach the annihilation of the wicked, never anything about eternal torment, 2) The translation of the word Gahenna in the NT. When the Greek philosophers came into the church after Constantine "made" the Romans into "Christians", the pagan philosophy and fables concerning Hades and the underworld filtered into the church. It seems that the OT teaches that souls are not immortal. Remember the garden of eden..Adam and Eve were thrown out and God wouldn't allow them to eat from the tree of life because they would become immortal and remain in a sinful, eternal state. It was the Greeks that taught that all souls were immortal, not the jews. Remember Jesus said things like, God so loved the world...that we who believe wouldn't perish but have eternal life. Paul says the wages of sin is death, etc. 3) Considering what the bible teaches about the character of God, I had to really rethink what I had been taught and the traditional view of h*ll.

That is just skimming the subject, but that is a little something of what you asked.


April 21, 2016 - Msg 104399: PH, with the exception of this past Monday, I usually attend the pod casts, no one has mentioned any problems, but I will ask my friends. G-F

April 21, 2016 - Msg 104400: Peaches are a little south of me..got garden planted (all but maters) need this rain....got a few storms here at work right now send food please SPOT

April 21, 2016 - Msg 104401: Thank you for your reply, Boo.
I've only been able to watch a little bit of the video. I will have to watch the rest later.
One thing you mentioned about Adam and Eve though; Since they did eat of the tree of life and in the process condemning all of us with sin, wouldn't that mean that if we reject God's free gift of salvation, we would be in that eternal, sinful state as well(in h#ll)?
I know 2 Thessalonians talks of :
8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

I tend to be wary of preachers who are dismissive of h#ll. Many do not even believe in a literal h#ll, and that I believe was foretold.

In an of itself, I don't think that not believing in (a forever)h#ll would condemn one to it, but it could be a stumbling block to ones' belief and adherence to God's commands. Like, if h#ll isn't forever, then people are free to do as they like and wallow in all the sin they can do. Why not?! And if they die in their sin, obviously without really believing in Christ or else they wouldn't be living like that, the punishment for that unbelief is simply a form of a "time out"(an extreme form, I'll give you that).

Well, that's my take(and the Bible's take) on the matter. Hope you are not offended by what I have posted.

Well, time to watch some TAGS on Netflix and then go to bed.

-Sterling Holobyte

April 22, 2016 - Msg 104402: Maybe I picked my peaches a bit early too,because I couldn't access the Porch all day yesterday. :(

Sorry Floyd- I know you're trying.

When Sterling or I win the PCH Sweepstakes,we'll buy you your own server (or whatever it is you need) and things will be good to go!

Well,Miss Laci is playing hooky from school and hanging out with me today,so I'd better get back to her. Y'all have a good day!

possum u.a.r.

April 22, 2016 - Msg 104403: Happy Friday morning all. I'm glad it is here.

Floyd, I was unable to get on last night also. Just letting you know, not griping about it. Well, maybe I am griping, but not at you. I'm sure you are irritated about it also.

GF, How's things for you buddy? You getting some good spring weather yet? We were in the low 80's here yesterday. And of course, the complainers jump out of being hot and am I ever going to get the a/c units on and working, and on and on. Monday it was near freezing here, and tomorrow will cool down by 20 degrees when a storm rolls in. But one slightly warm afternoon, and here it comes. Nothing worse than a mechanic on a crying jag! I bet you miss all the drama, don't you. :)

Well Boo, sounds like the job is going well if they want you to be a boss lady. They might give you a wooden spoon so you can crack a few elbows, and a title of "bloody Mary" or some such. You can just snap your fingers and tell them "get to it" and be revered. ;)

Well I guess I better get to it. I need to get to the Home Depot and see if they have any Aroundtoit in stock. I NEED IT!


April 22, 2016 - Msg 104404: Hey Asa..Here ya go Buddy!. The Old Tyme Hardware store here in town had one. http://youtu.be/paCU1PAdry4 G-F

April 22, 2016 - Msg 104405: Happy Earth Day Everyone.... Be sure to kiss a tree!... Forgot to say Asa, we have been having really good weather, but we did get rain yesterday and some today, but suppose to be nice over the weekend...So "they" say.... One good thing about being retired, you are allocated a supply of "Round Tuits"....
Along with your other "Senior" discounts. ( I did get 30 cents off my chili at Wendy's the other day) and didn't even had to ask! I suppose it was my white hair that gave me away. I guess I need to wear my cap less often when I go places...lol


April 22, 2016 - Msg 104406: I am at the va in between doctors just wanted to thank you for all the prayers and thoughts I think of you and pray for you and watch andy on tv land papa bear

April 22, 2016 - Msg 104407: Shoot, just lost a long post due to the censor! Hate when that happens.

Sterling, no way could you offend me. I love theological discussion with fellow Christians. there is much to learn and contemplate in this faith of ours and open communication, coupled with love and respect, is a great thing. I may have mislead you; I am not decided in matters of h3ll. I believe in judgment, punishment and eternal destruction for those who don't accept the gospel. Just exactly how that is all going to play out, I am unsure. I have learned more about the history of why the church believes what it does, and those changes in belief over the century and it is pretty interesting, indeed. I found out that many of the early church fathers believed in annihilism of the wicked, following judgement.

Asa, I got a taste of what I am going to have to be doing at work now, and I don't like it. So much paperwork and dealing with insur@nce companies to get approval for medications, etc. Not fun. Once I get the hang of it, I
m sure it wont be so bad. I am beat from the change in hours, though, and not sleeping well. I will get used to it. I can see that it is making a difference being home in the evenings.

Have to brag on Sean. He made a 100 on a test in one of his automotive classes this week, and he has As in all his classes and even an A in English. Thank you all for your many prayers for him over the years!

Hey there Papa Bear! Great to see you on the porch. :)


April 22, 2016 - Msg 104408: You're my friend, Mrs. Mendlebright.

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104409: Good evening, porch. Just got back from spending the evening out at Dave and Brittney's, had some wonderful homemade hamburgers, and spent time with the boys. Little Diesel, the new puppy, is a ball of energy, but so sweet. Brittney has already taught him to sit, lie down and roll over on command. He also will go get in his little bed in the living room on command, which happens when he gets too wound up and rowdy. They leave him in "time out" for about five minutes, until he calms down, and then let him get up. He's going to be a great dog, a fine little member of the family. (The cats merely tolerate him.)

Boo, I agree, I hate it when the censor blocks a post, and just displays it all run together on a white page. When that happens, I highlight the whole thing, copy it, go back to the porch and paste it in the Comments box. You have to re-paragraph everything, but that's easy. Then you fix whatever annoyed the censor, and you're good to go.

Well, it's late and I'm tired. Good night, porch. Sweet dreams. --Romeena

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104410: Greetings and salutations to Papa Bear, good to see ya posting... Speaking of missing Porchsters, where's MDC been? Hopefully he didn't get painted into a corner... "Nobody puts MDC in a corner"....lol (movie quote).....

Romeena, it's good to hear Diesel is fitting in place of Bentley, sounds like he has big feet to fill...(literally)....lol

Boo, so how is life on the Funnyless farm? Bet you miss Thelma Lou and her friend. But you are right they needed to run around in a field and be happy with lots of grass and such.. Much like where Barney took all them dogs... But not to worry, they are lower to the ground than those dang selfish giraffes.... So don't worry about the lightning...lol
Just tell Bernie he needs to step it up a notch in their absence, and get "Funny" back to the farm...haha

Q. Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?
A. She wanted to stretch her legs.
Q. Why did the horse cross the road?
A. Because the chicken needed a day off.

Just a few to get him started.......G-F

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104411: A. Why did Bernie cross the road?
A. To crockadoodledo something!...Whha Waaah!!...(speaking of the censors)

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104412: Good morning all.

Hey Floyd, maybe our peaches are fuzzed up good. I have been able to get on from home every time I have tried since last night. It is much improved from what it has been for sure. Thanks for your work.

Great to see you Papa Bear, and prayers for your well being.

Romeena, It sounds like Diesel is fitting right in with the family. Glad to hear that. I hope your visiting friend Art Thritis has moved on.

Boo, gosh it is so nice to have you posting more again. I have missed your posts so much. And I really appreciate your thoughtful approach to discussing deep subjects, like points of doctrine in the Gospel, without getting upset or demeaning which is often the case with most folks. I work with an individual who does not share my views on some points of doctrine, and is quick to tell me where I am wrong. LOL Now I don't mind that, because I know his motives are pure, at least to start out. But as the discussion gets deeper, I sense the motive begins to change from wanting to enlighten me, to proving that he is right and I am wrong. His final shot, which I must confess is very irritating, is to offer me his "view" of what a scripture means, and then commence to tell me that is what the bible says on the subject, and my argument is not with him, but with Gods word. Then I have to respond with "no, I have no issue with Gods word, just your interpretation of it. But in his mind, his interpretation of it is Gods word and there is no further discussion. And on that last point, he is right. We have nothing further to discuss. lol I guess I just get a bit irritated when anyone uses an approach of this manner. You seem open to respectful discussion and thoughtful consideration. I like that about you.

Oh GF, You are on a roll buddy. You better be careful though. Sheriff Tom just may inarculate you for a spell.

Maybe MDC saw all that "popcorn" ceiling texture come down and decided to go take in a movie with a big bag of the real stuff. You reckon?

We have a front moving in today. Supposed to drop our temps 20 degrees and hopefully bring some rain. That will be nice. We are having a birthday party for Stacey here tomorrow after preachin. Her birthday was on the 17th, but they were in Seattle last week, so it is a belated party for her.

Well maybe I'll go see if I can get my lawn mowed before it rains. I already got my shopping done.

Prayers for all.


April 23, 2016 - Msg 104413: Lol Asa... I was worried about that too... Hopefully that last one didn't put me over....G-F

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104414: My peaches are ripe this morning-had no problem getting to the Porch on my first try! I agree with Asa,that while there are still some issues, things are much better than they were a short while back. Keep whacking away at those spiders, Floyd-and thanks!

Hey to Pappa Bear!! Hope you are doing better in 2016,friend.

Y'all have a good Saturday.

Gonna let lil' possum (Laci) say something:


( now, I'm not sure if she means Fife or the big purple dinosaur,but it's all good,right?!)

possum under a rock

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104415: WILL HI

You knocked at my heart.
I invited You in
With love You took over.
Removed every sin
You took away fears.
Replaced them with peace,
You gave me strong faith,
On my life a new lease.


April 23, 2016 - Msg 104416: Lunch Menu: grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade crock pot chicken noodle soup,sweet pickels,tea....SPOT

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104417: Thank you, Boo. You are very kind. You say maybe you mislead me, but maybe I just misread you. Anyway, yes, it is good we can have these discussions without any vitriol.

Romeena, I do the same thing as you do when the censor catches a word in my post that it doesn't like, in that I "copy" it, just in case, but then I just hit the "back" arrow on my browser, and it usually brings me back to the porch with my post still there in the comments box, allowing me to edit it there. Doesn't it do that for you?

Nice poem, Tom.

That lunch sounds good, Spot!

-Sterling Holobyte

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104418: Good morning, porch! It's such a beautiful day here that I just want to go sit out there in the sunshine and soak it up. Maybe I'll just do that! I'll take Toye Starr with me and let her sit in my lap. She doesn't get much chance to soak up sunshine, and I suppose she needs it as much as people do, to make her own Vit D in her little body. She had a good bath yesterday, much to her dismay, but she she sure does look pretty, and smells so nice.

Tom, I'm fine - no problems with flooding. Thanks for asking - you're always so kind to be concerned about everyone's welfare. I have to wonder - what is it about rain that makes you so unhappy? I love rain! It's God's way of watering and giving life to the earth. The rain we've had for the past week is the reason everything is so beautiful out there today. Now I'll admit that in the winter, when the rain is a cold drizzle and everything is soggy and there's no color and even the grass is brown, it's hard to find something nice to say about it, but those cold winter rains are what makes a beautiful spring possible. And summer rain! What a wonderful thing, summer rain. When it's hot and the blades of grass are curling up, and flowers are drooping and maybe not even opening up, and the earth is hard and dry - then a big old fat cloud moves in and the rain begins. You see the first big drops hit the dirt and kick up little puffs of dust, and then more rain falls and soon the earth is soaking it up like a giant sponge. I love the way it smells, as the earth goes from dry to damp to wet. After the rain, comes a day like today, with bright beauty everywhere. Even if you don't have a lot of flowers in your yard, or much thick grass, it's still beautiful. Everything looks so fresh and clean! Yep, I love rain.

Sterling, no, it doesn't do that. When I hit that back arrow and the porch opens up, the comment box is empty, and my post is gone. That's why I copy and paste it. I don't know why it disappears, but it does. Maybe it's just something Firefox does?

Boo, I'd like to second what Asa said. You do take a very non-confrontational stance, and that's a real gift, an art actually, and a kindness. I admire that trait, very much. It's so easy, when a person holds very strong views, to become defensive and "pushy" to use Bert Miller's term. It's much harder, but much more effective, to take a softer approach, and you have a talent for that. Personally, I'm still working on it, not there yet!

Good to see Papa Bear back on the porch. A sight for sore eyes! Come back whenever you can, old friend.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some lunch. I've got a ripe avocado - ah, the possibilities are endless. I think I've got a grapefruit too. Now there's a happy combination! Blessings, porch! --Romeena

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104419: I guess Firefox could be the reason, Romeena, but I am not ept enough to know. And I don't have Firefox, so I can't test it out. I used to use Firefox, and I liked it, but then they stopped updating it(Don't know if they just stopped doing that for Macs or what, I can't remember) and I was warned to not use it due to possible security issues, so I had to find another browser.

Have you ever tried avocado on a hamburger, Ro? I remember when over on Oahu, we stopped to eat at this little hamburger joint on the North Shore, and I thought the avocado burger sounded good so I ordered it. I expected to find slices of avocado on it, or at least some avocado "dip" type stuff, so I was surprised when my burger came out with a WHOLE half of an avocado on top of the burger. It was weird looking but it was mighty tasty.

-Sterling Holobyte

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104420: Good evening all.

Boy howdy Floyd. I think you got her if she don't jump. Have not had any issues getting on here today.

Hey Sterling, I have had avocado on a burger before. But it was more of a puree. It was mighty tasty. I was watching an episode of Americas Test Kitchen today and they were cooking onion burgers. It was all about technique. I might have to try one some time.

Sorry you got raindrops keep falling on your head Tom. We are getting rain right now, but I am like Romeena, I kinda like it. And my grass loves it. As long as it doesn't get carried away.

Hey Laci, I bet Barney loves you right back. Both of them. :)

GF, Good video on the Round tuit. I meant to ask you, was that mas shooting anywhere close to you? I swear, the world has gone nuts!

Well off for a hot shower, crawl in to bed, and watch an episode or two of All Creatures.

Prayers for all.


April 23, 2016 - Msg 104421: Asa, where are you finding "All Creatures"? Dr. James Herriot - one of my favorite shows, years ago. Great stuff. I got all of his books and read them - loved them! Years ago, we go "All Creatures" on PBS, but they haven't carried it in a very long time. Wish they'd bring it back.

Sterling, seriously? A whole, all in one piece, half of an avocado perched on your burger? Can't say I've ever seen it served that way, but I love avocado on a burger, whether sliced or mashed and spread on it. Either way, it's good stuff. When I was a kid, I'd have gagged up my toenails before I'd have eaten guacamole or anything made of avocado, but as I did with several then-hated foods, I learned to love it. I wouldn't touch avocado, bell pepper, a cooked carrot (loved them raw), cabbage or any greens except spinach, which I liked and still do. Also wasn't big on onions. My mother would make liver and onions, and I'd eat the liver and leave the onions! How weird is that? However, all that changed in my mid-20s, and now I eat all those things with pleasure. In fact, I really can't think of anything I won't eat now - traditional foods, I mean. I wouldn't eat grasshoppers or snake or other weird exotic things. However, while in Mongolia, I probably ate a lot of things I wouldn't have touched if I'd know what it was, but we were instructed not to ask, just shut up and eat it! We were frequently served meat dishes, identified only as MUO - Meat of Unknown Origin. I don't think we ate dog or anything horrific like that, I think it was usually sheep, goat or yak. We could kind of tell - mutton has an identifiable flavor, as does goat (I've eaten cabrito here at home) and what I think was yak tasted a lot like venison. Anyway, we ate what appeared in front of us, and nobody got sick.

Well, it's one of my favorite times of the day - late afternoon/early evening. The sun is still up, but the shadows are long, the light is soft, and the flowers in my yard are so pretty in that light, especially when the sun just tips them. It has been a perfectly beautiful day. Now for a good night's sleep, then up for church in the morning. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104422: Folks, arthritis is still camping in my fingers, and sometimes I leave letters out of words, because I tend to touch the keys very lightly. For example, in the first paragraph above, it should be "we got" not "we go", and in the second, it should be "if I'd known", not "if I'd know." I realize that it really doesn't matter, you would know what I meant, but the speller/writer in me just hates typos like that. I don't mind when other people do it, often don't even notice it, but it bothers me when I do it, and I have just enough OCD to make me want to correct it. --Romeena

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104423: No Asa, that shooting was in the southern part of the state, I'm in the northeast part. What a shame though you are right.. Nuts!.... G-F

April 23, 2016 - Msg 104424: Aw shucks, you all are that cats! Such kind words, thank you. I guess the way I see it, love comes first. We don't have to see everything the same way to love one another. You know, I think back about my early days as a Christian, and frankly, I had some things wrong. I was pretty dogmatic about it, too. :) I still get some things wrong, and the older I get, the more that might happen. lol Hope you all will be patient with me.

Asa, I am certainly going to try and keep on the porch more often. I think being on the day shift will help and I am finally getting used to the keyboard on this laptop.

This morning I took Erin and two of her friends to the local Ronald McDonald House to help our church youth group serve lunch to the residents there. I posted a pic on facebook, for those of you who go there. We made tacos for families of children in the children's hospital. One family was staying there while their little one was getting leukemia treatment. So sad. I hope he will be ok. Sean had a close friend, growing up, who had leukemia. It was the really severe form and he beat it. It think its been about 6 years now.

Ro, Im very sorry to hear that you are having trouble with arthritis. No fun at all, I know. I am finally starting to have some knee issues and I dread finding out just how bad things are.

I'm glad Deisel is doing well. I thought about Bentley today as I was watching the movie, "Marley and Me". I had never watched it because I knew the dog died in the end, but I got my courage up today and found it to be a very sweet and touching movie. I did, however bawl at the end. :(

Working on a headache..one of those that makes you kind of sick to your stomach so guess I will sign off. Hope you all have a good Sabbath!


April 23, 2016 - Msg 104425: PS- Possum, its Fife she loves.


April 23, 2016 - Msg 104426: Thanks for the poem, TOM!!


April 23, 2016 - Msg 104427: Oh, and G-F, Bernie has been behaving. :)


April 24, 2016 - Msg 104428: Yep Romeena, a whole half. It kind of threw me for a loop too, but it was scrumptious! I thought I would have a hard time mushing it down to fit into my mouth, but it was less trouble than I thought it would be.

You are more adventurous than I am with foods, looks like. I can't stand the taste of liver. Never could. No matter how much ketchup I tried to drown it with, it still had that... taste. I think I've mentioned this before, but that is one reason I don't like vension. Because all the vension I have tasted(and one time my friend tried to trick me into eating some when he found out I didn't like it), tasted like liver to me.

I hope it's Fife, possum. Can you imagine that big purple dinosaur strolling down the streets of Mayberry singing, "I love you. You love me."
Now imagine him talking like Warren. "Huh? Huh? Huh?"

Poor maligned Warren. I was pleased to see that Jack Burns is still with us. Because even if he wasn't very popular with the fans having to live in Don Knott's shadow, he is still a part of Mayberry. I wonder if Jack ever goes to Mayberry Days. I think many people would love to see him and talk to him. I know I would. Mayberry folk are few and far between these days.

I did find a site actually dedicated to Warren. It is humorously titled, "The Revenge Of Warren Ferguson." I'll put a link up if anyone is interested in giving it a look-see. http://www.henrybwalthall.com/JackBurnsWarrenFergusonRevenge.html
I was surprised to see a Warren jack-o-lantern pattern like our Floyd has for Barney, Floyd, Opie and others. Don't remember there being a Warren Ferguson one though.

Prayers for your arthritis, Romeena, and for your knees, Boo.

Have a nice Sunday tomorrow everyone!

-Sterling Holobyte

April 24, 2016 - Msg 104429: Mrs Brendlemight and pappa bear in one day! Cool! Doing some post reading. back later. nite.

April 24, 2016 - Msg 104430: ASA--when you retire, what will you talk about? haha mdc

April 24, 2016 - Msg 104431: Hey Sterling, Jack Burns "Warren" has not been to any Mayberry Days, or any other Mayberry events to my knowledge but I will check my sources to be sure! He was not my favorite, but you are right he had some mighty big shoes to fill when Don Knots left.

MDC... Don't worry about Asa when he retires, he can talk about the Maintenance Man "Glory Days" and how to keep up the proper maintence of a 2005 "Wheeler".... Not to speak of talking about the GrandKidders... No Worries he'll be just fine once he learns to..."Relax,...Slow Down, What's you're Hurry" right Asa?... BTW MDC, Just a reminder.. Karen Knotts (Don's Daughter) will be at Apache Junction at the Barleen Opry House This Monday and Tuesday night doing her "Tied up in Knotts" show. I have met her in person several times and caught her show, she does a real good in honoring her father and his legacy. It would be a nice night out with the Mrs. but be sure to treat her to a real nice dinner first!.... You can check it out on her site... http://karenknotts.com/calendar/ It would be a FUN day.... ( much better than shopping with her Mother )..lol

I'm going to a "Composting Seminar" this afternoon, and I get a composting bin out of the deal too!... I have the leaves and grass to swing it!...haha

Everyone have a GREAT day... and Boo, I'm glad to hear Bernie is "Acting Like Somebody" it took him awhile, but I guess with age comes maturity lol.....G-F

April 24, 2016 - Msg 104432: MDC.. They do have a Dinner/Show tickets too!... I did not realize that!... A "Twofer" Deal!... Wonder if shrimp crocktail comes with that too?...lol

April 24, 2016 - Msg 104433: Good Sabbath all.

Cool and wet morning on my porch this morning. Nice to get the rain. We need it for sure.

Well MDC, I'm not sure what I will talk about when I retire. Do I talk shop to much? I hope not. That would be boring for y'all, except maybe GF. He's one of mine. lol

Romeena, I have the first three series of "All Creatures" on DVD. And the two specials. They are a part of my video rotation. I really enjoy them. James Herriot was a gifted Vet, and writer, wasn't he?

Boo, It's kind of interesting on how we tend to mellow with age. Maybe coming to realize we didn't have it all figured out when we were younger. At least that has been the case with me. With just about every aspect of life. And it doesn't mean I am any less sure in what I know, but less apt to let the rest of the world know how smart I think I am. lol As GF said, with age comes wisdom. At least I hope that's the case with me. Something good better come from getting old. :)

Well I think I'll go rustle up some breakfast. If I don't my tummy will be growling at Preachin. Between my snoring and growling, I might be distracting, and I for sure don't wanna be that!

Floyd, It would appear the Porch is fixed, at least for me. It's worked fine all weekend, and that has not been the case for some time. Good job.

Better get. Prayers for all.


April 24, 2016 - Msg 104434: Hey again- Oh, Sterling, that would certainly traumatize the Mayberry kiddos to see Barney the dinosaur/ Warren the Deputy wandering down the street! Heck,It would traumatize ME!! Yep,it must have been Fife that Laci was sending her affection to.

I've peeked in a few times since my last post-didn't have time to write,since I had my hands full with Laci,but I have been able to access the Porch each time with no difficulty. Jumped right on just now,so lets hope we've got this thing nipped in the bud!

Y'all have a blessed Sabbath- take care!

possum again

April 24, 2016 - Msg 104435: G F GO TO JAIL DO NUT STOP AT GO?

April 24, 2016 - Msg 104436: Pappa Bear ! whats happing ! ok here at work keeping the Church lights on..what a great day here in Ga..sunny and 80...would be a Harley ride if I was not working...hum..I get off at 4..may just go for a spin...ok back with after Church meal in a bit ...SPOT

April 24, 2016 - Msg 104437: MAN... Just as I was getting ready to make a peanut butter sammich!....I thought I was pushing it with that last one.

April 24, 2016 - Msg 104438: Yea buddy GF. No more peanut butter sammiches. No more compost conventions. It's definitely no fun when that steel door slams shut!

Hey Spot, what's for lunch?


April 24, 2016 - Msg 104439: YOU CAN HAVE ONE FOR THE ROAD


April 24, 2016 - Msg 104440: Maybe TOM will let me trade my Mr, Potato set for a Mr. Composting set... Then I can sell the compost to Floyd for his pansies, then I'll have money for bail is what I'm hoping.


April 24, 2016 - Msg 104441: Good afternoon, porch. We've got a cloudy day here, looks like it will rain, but the forecast says no, so we'll see. OK by me if it does. We can always use rain.

I just switched my electricity provider from TXU (the biggest dog around here) to Cirro. Got an ad in the mail from Cirro, so called them, read off my latest bill from TXU and then told the man I wanted to compare apples to apples. I asked him - with that information, how much would the bill have been from his company. He figured a minute then said $77.84. I had paid TXU $164.40. I re-confirmed that his quote included all tariffs, carrying charges, delivery charges, all those little things they all tack on, and he assured me that would have been the total amount, what I'd write the check for. So,I told him to make the switch. I was on month-to-month with TXU, so no penalty. I'm now on a one year contract with Cirro, but I don't care. Cutting my bills in half was too good to pass up. Gotta save it wherever I can.

Tom, you might want to be careful, putting everybody in jail. You'll end up with the whole town in those cells, like Barney did!

I just spotted another amaryllis in bloom - a big red one, probably Red Lion, by the back fence. There are lots of them up here close to the house, but I didn't even know there was one planted back there. Sure is pretty. Big old splash of color, against the shrubbery that hugs the fence - pretty!

Well, guess I'll go curl up in my big old chair and watch a little TV. Toye Starr has been in here, huffing at me. I think she wants some lap time. Spoiled little thing, but I wouldn't have her any other way. Blessings! --Romeena