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April 22, 2017 - Msg 107356: ???
I think we need Floyd.

April 22, 2017 - Msg 107357: Done & Done....

April 22, 2017 - Msg 107358: Let me know if the interloper causes anymore trouble. I'll do a trouble check later.

April 22, 2017 - Msg 107359: Good evening all. Looks like we had some interloper here. Thanks Floyd, for cleaning it up.

Well thanks for the info on Quincy Romeena. I went to channel 82 and sure enough, I see it is on here weekday afternoons at 1:00. I see they air Emergency also. I haven't seen Nurse Dixie in a long time. :)

Beautiful day here today. Temps in the mid 60's, sunny. We need a lot of days like this one to bring that melting snow down nice and easy. Right now all of our rivers are running at peak as they are making room for the higher elevation melt to begin. The next month could be interesting.

Romeena, I bought some Simply Grapefruit juice this morning at the store and drank a glass. I have noticed today my blood pressure has been down quite a bit from where it has been. Would it work that fast? If so, that is awesome.

Well spent much of the day in the yard. Time for a shower and then settle down with a DVD. I wont tell you what I'm watching because y'all would tease me.

Prayers for your good health MDC. And for you also Boo.

Where is John Masters? Probably can't get off that Sears machine. lol


April 22, 2017 - Msg 107360:
Well I am finally home from the hospital. The regular hospital I was in in the beginning had no internet access but the rehab hospital that I got transferred to did have internet in the lounge on each ward. But now I am posting from home.

Romeena, regarding your request, check out your postings from 21 May 2016 and 25 May 2016 for the duck info from last year.

from Poor Horatio

April 22, 2017 - Msg 107361: PH, you're the CATS...good to have you back.

Aw, Asa, tell us what you are watching. I'll tell something embarrassing if you tell something embarrassing. ;) Are you watching Flipper..or maybe The Partridge Family?:)

Been working the last few days and yesterday evening was a real booger. Tonight was much better but still getting so many meds ready for so many boys is a real pain sometimes. I still love my job, though. I am just hoping and praying that the air conditioning doesn't go out this summer...AGAIN.

Ro, I can't remember what you did about the ducklings last year, but seems that they ran and got under a bush after they were hatched. What are you going to do with the pool..are you thinking if they get into that, you will be able to get them out and put them in a carrier and move them to safety?

Well, Bruce and Sean have been working around here getting the ground leveled and the tree trim. Monday operation sprinkler system begins!... FINALLY. After that, the Bermuda seeds go in the ground and little grass shoots should start coming up in no time. I cant wait.

Well, I am pretty worn out. I already had my shower so now I will either watch a little TV or read. I am in the middle of a Fanny Flagg book right now and it's pretty good. I like her books. Anyone else read her books? She wrote the book, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Inn"..it was the book on which the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" was written.

Better git.


April 22, 2017 - Msg 107362: *treeS trimmed, rather...we are not putting up our Christmas tree early.


April 23, 2017 - Msg 107363: Ahhh, a day with no doctor appts! ha
Thank you for all the prayers folks. It is just so strange how fast things started changing for me,
but I know that your prayers will be answered.
Cecile and I went out together to a family gathering, so that was nice, but I had to elevate my legs as soon as we got home.
This morning I watched 3 episodes of the Match Game from 1975 on a channel I get called Buzzr, featuring old game shows! Good ol' PH told me about it a while back.
PH--I am so glad you are back home. Always nice to get back into ones own bed. Glad your rehab is moving along.

April 23, 2017 - Msg 107364: Hey Boo.... "Towanda!"...Bet you didn't think a guy knew that did ya?...lol Asa told me!..haha...G-F

April 23, 2017 - Msg 107365: .....Think he learned it from Flipper?....

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April 23, 2017 - Msg 107367: I'm still here, folks. Been a little under the weather, very busy and not on the computer much here lately. I'll be back asap. My best to each and every one of you!

BTW, what happened with entry 107355?!

Take good care, folks!

John Masters

April 24, 2017 - Msg 107368:
John Masters, regarding Msg 107355, it was deleted by our host Floyd who created and manages this web site. Whenever anyone posts anything offensive, either the censor will prevent the offending word from being posted or we can contact Floyd and he will delete the entire post.

from Poor Horatio

April 24, 2017 - Msg 107369: Good to hear you're Ok John, we thought you may have been like Alvin Straight with your mower... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1yUwF3vskF8


April 25, 2017 - Msg 107370: Hey GF, I see that your Indians and my D-Backs have similar records right now, about 13 wins, 7 losses.
It is the best start in the D-Backs brief history. Our firstirst season was 1998.
Tuesday I go in for an echocardiogram. I get them periodically, so no problem there. They just want to see what's up right now.
I also made an appt with a kidney doc because kidney issue symptoms are very similar to the ones caused
by a weakening heart. I just want to be proactive in this thing.
Thank you for your continued prayers. I do indeed love Jesus, for greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world! can I get an Amen? :)

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April 25, 2017 - Msg 107373: Good morning all. Just wanted to check in as I begin my day.
I am praying for all. God bless you!

April 25, 2017 - Msg 107374: I removed 2 more messages today. They weren't "bad" but were posted by the same person that posted the removed Msg 107366. I'm changing some of the filters to try and stop 'em but it may be hard to do. We'll get them eventually. I'm holding on to Richmond.

April 25, 2017 - Msg 107375: Floyd,


John Masters

April 25, 2017 - Msg 107376: Thanks Floyd....

April 25, 2017 - Msg 107377: Thanks, Floyd, we appreciate ya!

Well, sure has been quiet on the porch lately, except for an interloper.

Not much to talk about here. The guy who was supposed to come for the sprinkler system hasn't showed up for two days so I guess we will be getting someone else. Disappointing...been waiting too long already.

I watched Man in a Hurry last night so am trying to relax and not get too stressed.

Hope you all are ok.


April 25, 2017 - Msg 107378: Y'all need to check out this week's Two Chairs No Waiting episode. It has some cool information in there. Here's the YouTube version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myRRKmIfLd8

April 25, 2017 - Msg 107379: Some may find it interesting, when I had my root canal, the endodontist said a prayer, out loud, just before he began working on me, asking for help to do his best and that I get through it okay. A definite first for me.

Billy Ray the Postman

April 25, 2017 - Msg 107380: That endodontist sounds like a keeper.

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April 26, 2017 - Msg 107387: Good morning porchsters. I hope you all have a blessed
day with good weather and a good outlook!
"This is the day that the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it!" :)

April 26, 2017 - Msg 107388: I cleaned up again. Our friend keeps dropping by but give him the big freeze and I'll remove any posts we're spammed with.

April 26, 2017 - Msg 107389: Rules of the Porch..."Act Like Somebody" is All we ask...Thanks Floyd... Beautiful Day on Goob's end of the Porch... Except some farmers decided to clean out their bar today and was spreading some "love" on their fields if ya know what I mean!..🚫👃🏻....


April 26, 2017 - Msg 107390: Good afternoon, porch. G-F, I just hope that wasn't a pig barn. As much as I love pork, I have to say, there's not much that's any worse than a pig barn. A cow barn is rank but tolerable, and a horse barn doesn't bother me at all, but pigs? Phew!

Well, as I said, the book is at the publisher, and now the fun begins, I guess. They're going over it with a fine-tooth comb to be sure no copyright laws are being infringed. I sent in all waivers and consents I thought would be needed, but they're finding things I either overlooked or didn't know would require a consent. Picky, picky, picky! It's getting done, though.

It's cold here today, relatively speaking. It's been in the low 60s all day, and quite windy. Really chilly without a jacket. Eloise and a friend and I went to our favorite Thai restaurant after English classes today, and I thought I would freeze or blow away, or both, before I got back to my car. I guess you can't freeze at 60, and the likelihood of me "blowing away" in anything smaller than a tornado, is pretty small, but it sure felt like it.

Well, that's about all I know. You all be good, now. --Romeena

April 26, 2017 - Msg 107391: HEY all


April 26, 2017 - Msg 107392: GF, Stink, Stank, Stunk! I agree with Ro. Nothing much worse than pig poop.

Hiya Tom. Good to see you buddy.

Thanks Floyd. Everything is ok in Mayberry!

MDC, How did the echo go? I hope they found everything working well.

Good luck on the publishing phase Romeena. I look forward to the next James Herriot. :)

Boo, better call the man. I told you not to go with that fly by night sprinkler guy. lol

That is a neat story Billy. I like it.

Well off to hit the shower and veg for a spell.


April 26, 2017 - Msg 107393: But Asa, Clara knew this man who does sprinkler systems at a bargain! ;)

Still no sprinkler man today. Bruce will be finding someone else tomorrow. I sure wish people would be upfront.

Well Ro, it got to 100 degrees here today so enjoy the cold. We melted here.


April 26, 2017 - Msg 107394: Wow...the 16th Anniversary of this version of The Taylor's Front Porch is coming up! Msg #1 in the "archives" was on May 02, 2001 at 14:45:10. That's next Tuesday...."It's BIG!"

April 26, 2017 - Msg 107395: I wonder how many of the "old" porchsters we could get to drop by and say "hey?" --Floyd

April 27, 2017 - Msg 107396: Wow Floyd, that is BIG! Big, BIG! Very cool to be
a part of iMayberry history. Thanks for keeping the porch clean, like Wyatt Earp cleaning up Tombstone!
Hey to TOM, hope all is well these days. You have had
some rough ones in the recent past.
ASA--the echo itself went fine. I usually get one once a year, but for the doc to order this special one is a bit concerning. He has to review it, and will then let me know what's up.
I see a nephologist next week to see if the swelling may be related to kidney problems.
ALL- On PBS tonight they had a neat program on how several countries came up with a big "arch" dome to cover up the entire Chernobyl building.
Talk about an ingenious, but very complicated plan. here is a short video showing it. It was built next to the plant, and then "slid" over the plant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7aMcKinrWY
BOO-my wife and I ate at What-A-Burger tonight. Still the best burger around!! :)
RO--its been in the mid-90s here for two weeks now, so count your blessing with that 60! ha
Good nite to all,

April 27, 2017 - Msg 107397: Hey Boo, I found this video about sprinkler installation, they call it "Funny Pipe" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tw8a_hVT0Q8
I bet if you ask Asa, there's nothing "Funny" about leaking "T"s Right Asa?....

April 27, 2017 - Msg 107398: Sorry, that was from G-F ....I hit the send button before I signed it...

April 27, 2017 - Msg 107399: Good morning all.
Mercy sakes alive Floyd, 16 years. That is a long time. And I have been here almost from the start. Has been a ton of fun. Thanks for keeping it going, and I really enjoy the archives. It is fun to read them, and a bit sad in seeing how many no longer visit. I wonder where they are at now.

Boo, 100 already? I hate to tell you this but I have a dusting of snow on my porch this morning. We are gonna be in the 40's here all day they say.

MDC, I hope they find all well with your ticker buddy. Prayers.

Well off to work. Seems odd to be prepping a/c things in snow. ;)


April 27, 2017 - Msg 107400: Prodded by Allan's (Floyd) post in the WBMUTBB digest, I thought I'd drop by the front porch. I've never posted here before and don't really know how it works. Do I have to come back to this page to see if anyone responds to my post or if anyone posts any other messages? Or can I get e-mail notifications? I belong to several TAGS groups on Facebook and get the digest every day, and that's how I normally keep in touch with other TAGS fans. Perhaps someone can fill me in about the Taylors' Front Porch. I go by Thelma Lou on the digest but don't know if someone here already goes by that name. I'll sign myself that way for now. Thanks!

Thelma Lou

April 27, 2017 - Msg 107401: Hey Thelma Lou! Welcome to the Front Porch! Yes, you have to drop by every now and then to see what's been said, add a comment if you'd like, and then repeat. There are a lot of good folks here and I think you'd enjoy dropping by daily for a visit on the porch.
--Floyd (a.k.a. Allan)

April 27, 2017 - Msg 107402: Welcome, Thelma Lou! Glad to have you. I don't recall us ever having a Thelma Lou before, so enjoy the name! As Floyd said, we're not really an instant chat room, we're more of a bulletin board format, but it works for us. Most of us have been "on the porch" now for years, and feel like family, but newcomers are always welcome.

MDC, here's hoping you get a good report back on the echo, and that the nephrologist doesn't find anything to be concerned about. I'm betting he's just going to tell you that you're no spring chicken anymore! That's what they always tell me, anyway. Humphf!

Boo, I'm sorry about that 100 temp. I know how you hate the heat. Seems like it came on awfully early this year. Same here in the Dallas area - that little wood duck is a full six weeks ahead of when her brood hatched last year. Still, after a couple of weeks of very warm weather, it has been in the 60s in the daytime, and 50s at night this week. Today was a little warmer, so maybe our little cool spell is going away.

Asa, the book that's at the publisher now is not a Herriot style. Wish I could write like he did, for sure. Maybe one of these days I'll try it. The subject matter would be different, mostly, though animals would figure in now and then. I've considered writing about the adventures my cousin and I had when we were kids. We were two months apart in age, he was trouble on feet, and I wasn't much better. I was a confirmed tomboy, (couldn't stand prissy girls) and kept up with my boy cousins pretty well. Also, from early childhood I wanted to be a nurse. I rarely played with dolls, and when I did, they were usually the victims of an Indian raid or some such. I would fight off the Indians (my cousins) and then patch up the wounded. We were definitely free-range kids, and we had a lot of fun.

Well, guess I'd better go feed my little canine companion. I think she'd appreciate it. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107403: Good evening Porchters. Welcome to the neighborhood THELMA LOU! :)
There are several of us 'reglars who have been coming by and settin' a spell on Andy's front porch.
We have a dog SPOT, John Masters, Tom, Big Maude, 'Possum Under Rock, Goober-Fife (GF), Asa, Romeena, Billy Rae,Boo Poor Horatio,and more. I'm MDC (Mr. Darling's Cuz) Just jump right in anytime, as we talk and share 'bout most anything, pray for each other, etc. and even quote Calvin Coolidge now and then! ha
G-F--What do you think of Cleveland's Draft picks today??
RO--I forgot to respond to your CoQ 10 correction a while back. My cardiodoc has told me that I should take no more than 400 mg a day, so when at first you showed "2000" I kinda freaked! ha So glad you cleared that up.
Guys-looks like Earnhart is hanging up his jump suit after this season. His father will always be a legend!
BOO--Sure hope your weather breaks soon to be a bit more cool before summer starts!
Prayers for all,

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107404: Gomer, Gomer, Gome... (:

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107405: Hey gang ! well I hope all the storms have left the south ..Got my garden planted..20 mater plants for now, okra,corn,peppers ect..will plant late half in about 2 weeks..hey Romeena,MDC,Asa,Boo Hey Thelma !..welcome..Really sorry for the low post volume...im gona get back to it..just that time of the year...well breakfast will be on Boo and I at I-HOP...no cell phones...just talk..prayers to all ...SPOT

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107406: Well MDC, I think Cleveland's first pick was a "no-brainer" but the 12th round trade was questionable. But they are playing the analytical game these days so WHO KNOWS.... I still think they are cooking up a deal to get Garopolo from the Patriots.
They need a QB immediately and don't have the time to "develop" yet another Rookie....

The Browns are a good example of the quote: " If you do what you always did, you'll GET what you always GOTTEN!"

I spent the afternoon watching my Grandbaby Olivia.. What a little blessing!..She is SO funny with her own personality. I made her own pink walking stick. She has to have a stick in her hand when she goes to the park, so Grandpa Goobe HAD to oblige!... Possum, ya better watch out....She's pretty good at poking with it....hahaha

SPOT... Breakfast at I-Hop....No cell phones...That's what I'm talking about!!...

G-F....p.s. Welcome Thelma Lou!

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107407: Morning all.
Yep GF, I hope your team can make some picks that will work out for them this year. That is neat about your Olivia and her walking stick. That is one thing I really look forward to when I retire is spending some real quality time with my Grandkids. I just love them to pieces.

Welcome Thelma Lou. Maybe you can rustle us up some fudge on Tuesday nights for the Doctor show. :)

I am headed out of work early today to take the Wife to a Doctor appointment. Then I am off on Monday with use or lose vacation. So Yabba dabba doo! I just wish the weather would be better. A little more snow this morning and just to cold to get serious about planting yet. I just may have to hold down the Wheeler. Oh well, a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do! 10-4 GF?


April 28, 2017 - Msg 107408: Good morning, porch! Cloudy day here, the sky is that bleached-out gray color that looks like it ought to produce rain but probably won't, at least not today. Rain is in the forecast for the weekend, though. I hope so. I've been enjoying low water bills and really hate to run the sprinklers.

Oh my goodness! A big and beautiful Baltimore oriole just visited my yard! I've only seen one other over the years. There's no mistaking him - a bright flash of gold and orange, and that gorgeous black-hooded head, black wings with white streaks. He didn't hang around long, but he surely is a pretty thing. I've got to get some oranges, and I need to get a jelly feeder. I want to call that beautiful creature back to the yard! Some orange halves out there should do it.

I haven't seen the little wood duck in two days. It's possible that she has hatched her little clutch of eggs already, though it's about five weeks earlier than last year. Our unusually warm and early spring could have caused her to start laying earlier. I hope not. If they did hatch, they've already jumped out of the nest box, and she has set off on foot to try to lead them to a body of water, and the neighborhood cats have had a feast. Breaks my heart. Still, cats or cars, they didn't have a chance of getting to water from here. Why she insists on nesting in my back yard, I don't know. I'm going to keep watching the nest box, maybe she'll show up.

Well, better get busy around here. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107409: Was That Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr.?....lol...But I have to ask, Romeena what is a jelly feeder?...Do you load it with peanut butter too just incase Leon drops by?...haha

G-F.....p.s. 10-4 Asa, a man has to work with with what he's got!.....👍

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107410: GF--I hope you "padded" the stick on each end a bit. Like "running with scissors" I would just hate to see her get hurt, but very cool of grand dad to make that for her! :) Funny quote you said about the Browns 'philosophy,' sort of like our Phx Suns! They just finished the worst season in the Suns history!
Hey to SPOT! I surely do like the no cell phone idea! ha
Have a blessed day all!

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107411: MDC, actually I did! A good handyman always thinks ahead, I glued a wooden ball on the bottom and a Walmart happy 😊 face antenna ball on the top..👍

I had made a couple "Adult size" ones for the silent auction they do at Mayberry Days. I think Maude and Mr. Maude may have seen it there when we met up there... I actually put a Goober Beanie on the Happy 😊 and it sold for $65.00 at the auction, the proceeds went to the Arts Council that puts on the event...


April 28, 2017 - Msg 107412: Hey Y'all! I'm way behind in all the Porch stuff,but I did see where MDC put out an APB for me,so thought I'd better check in before somebody got up a posse or something! I'm fine,and have no real excuse as to my absence from the Porch. Dirty me,dirty me,I'm disgusted at myself! Wouldn't be surprised if Sheriff Tom tossed me in the pokey for a few days,just to give me what for!

I have skimmed the last page or two and know that we have some folks with serious health ailments. Praying for PH, MDC, Boo & anybody else in need.

Boo,I commend you for your decision to have the gastric surgery. I wish you all the best with it.

Ro, let me know where & when I can get a copy of that book! Shazam-that's some BIG Porch news!

Not sure what that ol' Interloper has been up to,but will give 'em the Big Freeze for sure!

Well, guess I'll skeedaddle (Do possums "skeedaddle?") along-y'all take care!

possum under a rock

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107413: Padded ends on a walking stick! Good idea. Your grandbaby will cherish that stick one day. My daughter gave me a walking stick a few years ago when I had knee surgery, and the thing was a menace! The bottom end was just wooden, and it slipped and skidded on hard surfaces. We quickly put a crutch tip on it, and it became quite handy. There's a knob on the top end of it, and it would make a deadly shillelagh if necessary. I still carry it once in a while, if I know I'm going to have to walk a long distance, or stand for a long time. It's nice to be able to lean on it a little. Goodness, I sound like I'm decrepit, and I'm not. I can do anything I want to do, except go into high altitudes. Actually, the things I can't do - like climb a mountain - are things I have no desire to do anyway, so it's true - I can do anything I want to do. See how that works? :)

Well, there's still no sign of the mama duck. I'm afraid she's gone. She has either abandoned the nest, which is unlikely, or they hatched, left the next and she led them away at some time when I wasn't at home to notice. Either way, the ducklings would be lost. That hurts my heart, makes me sad. Poor little things. I wish mama duck would choose a more appropriate nesting site.

G-F, a "jelly feeder" is just a shallow dish - it can be anything - placed outside with some jelly in it - usually grape. You can just use something out of the kitchen and sit it on a stump, or even attach it to a tree limb with a little putty. You can also buy commercially-produced ones that are really neat - a wire frame that holds two or three shallow glass dishes. You can put jelly or orange halves in the dishes. Lots of birds like those things, as do butterflies and occasionally hummingbirds. Lots of birds enjoy the jelly and the fruit - robins, woodp3ckers, mockingbirds, orioles, cardinals, come to mind here in Texas. In other parts of the country, scarlet tanagers are often attracted. We get summer tanagers, but they're not as bright and flashy as the scarlets. Just remember, if you put jelly out, use a small container. If it's too large, the bird might actually get in it, and the sticky jelly would gum up its flight feathers, making it a target for cats. (Why don't people keep their cats in? They kill millions of our songbirds every year. Look it up!)

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some dinner. I'm not very hungry, maybe just a bowl of soup. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107414: Thanks Possum!

Asa, why do you want to hurt me?...someone pull this knife outta my back, please. ;)

Gotta run to a birthday party..will post later.

A GREAT BIG WELCOME TO THELMA LOU. PLEASE COME BACK. I've been coming mostly daily to the porch for 14 years now. We are family here.


April 28, 2017 - Msg 107415: Exactillioso!

April 28, 2017 - Msg 107416: Uh, that would be "left the nest" up there, not the "next." What is a "next", anyway?

Possum, I don't know about porch possums, but the one that comes in my yard every night just sort of ambles around, in no particular hurry. However, if someone opens the back door, he does indeed "skeedaddle" for the nearest tree, and up he goes. When Diesel is here, and wants to go potty, we rattle the door for a little before opening it for him, to give the possum time to get away. Actually, if Diesel ever ran up to him and the possum would turn and hiss at him, Diesel would probably wet his little dog pants and run for the house. He's rambunctious, but definitely not a fighter. Gotta love that pup! --Romeena

April 29, 2017 - Msg 107417: We defy the Mafia! :)

April 29, 2017 - Msg 107418: Hi gang, just a quick pop-in tonight.
We had our carpets cleaned today, mainly just
the traffic areas, but we did move some things,
and then put it all back. We are trying a company
called ZeroRez on our new, one year old carpet that uses no soaps, just a super heated alkaline water, which leaves no residue...supposedly. We'll see how long it looks good.


April 29, 2017 - Msg 107419: 6:10 EST...Good Morning..here at work..hey MDC,BOO,Thelma?..where did ya go?..Lucy I anint heard from my Ga porchster...breakfast menu: 2 eggs your way,bisquits,gravy,country ham,bacon (crisp and limp for Romenna),grits,sausage links,hashbrowns,OJ and coffee..ready at 08:00...prayers..SPOT

April 29, 2017 - Msg 107420: Sounds a Great SPOT!.....

April 29, 2017 - Msg 107421: Wow! What a breakfast, SPOT! If it's that good as a cyber-breakfast, I can't imagine what the real thing would be like. I'd probably just make a pig of myself. Eggs and limp bacon, and hashbrowns and biscuits and all that other stuff - Mercy!

It's warm here today, at 85, but we're supposed to be at a 100% chance of rain. Sure do hope it happens. Supposed to cool down considerably, too.

Well, this is the third day with no sign of little Mama Duck. I think they hatched, left the nest and she led them off into oblivion, when I was away from the window. I've been gone for a few hours just about every day this week, so it could have happened at any time. I really do hate that. I was hoping to catch and save this little family, but I'm afraid it's not to be. If she was still in that box, I'd have seen her by now. No way can I check it - the thing is about fifteen feet up on that tree, and I don't do ladders anymore!

Well, guess I'll go scratch up a little lunch. That cyber-breakfast doesn't stay with you long, does it? Blessings, friends. --Romeena

April 29, 2017 - Msg 107422: Well, the Bengals drafted the woman beater. I sort of knew it was coming. Right now, I'm considering whether I will have to boycott them on moral grounds. The guy broke 4 bones in a woman's face. Whew.

Billy Ray the Postman

April 29, 2017 - Msg 107423: Wow. I'll agree, that's a pretty big pill to swallow. It's bad enough, just on its own. There is never an excuse for a man too commit violence against a woman. There may very well be a reason, but there's no excuse, and there's a very big difference there. Some women ask for it, provoke it, and may very well have it coming, but there's still no excuse for a man to do it. For that matter, there's no excuse for a woman to hit a man, either. People just shouldn't hit each other. That's why we have brains and voices, so we can discuss and settle our differences without hurting each other.

I don't know the story behind the punch in the face. No matter the circumstances, he shouldn't have done it, but I would be interested to know to what extent she had provoked him. If she had not provoked him, or only mildly, then he has serious anger management issues, and that will come out again on the field. He'll bear watching, but I guess everyone deserves another chance, at least once, in most cases. In other cases, no. I'm speaking of the young man down the street from me who is sitting in prison right now, under a 33-year sentence. Angry because of a disagreement with a "friend", he encountered a neighbor lady who was just walking up the friend's driveway. The guy didn't even know her, but in his anger, he walked up and punched her in the face with his fist and then proceeded to kick her in the head as she lay on the ground. The woman was 83. There were several witnesses, so he was in custody very quickly. Anger management issues? Yes, I'd say so. Cowardly little cur? Yep, I'd say that too. He didn't punch another man, he chose an arthritic, 83 year old woman, out in the open, in broad daylight, with witnesses. What on earth was he thinking?

Well, guess I'd better think about a little dinner. Again, I'm not very hungry. I wish I had one slice of pizza. That would just about do it, but I don't, so guess I'll think of something else. Maybe more soup! I think I'll check with Emma and see if she's got some. She might, people are always taking her a pot of soup. --Romeena

April 29, 2017 - Msg 107424: I forgot to add - the woman my neighbor man beat died two days later, never regained consciousness. Yep, he's a fine piece of work. --Romeena

April 29, 2017 - Msg 107425: Weaver's has a cool new "Nip It in the Bud!" bumper sticker that y'all might like. Sorry for the advertising but there's several new things over at Weaver's y'all might like if you drop by http://WeaversDepartmentStore.com

April 30, 2017 - Msg 107426: Hello all. I hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Hey Floyd, very cool. And, hey, it's your board, so advertise away! :)
Well, see you all in church, but please don't wear those
"trick or treat outfits", just be yourselves! ha
We try to tell 'em don't we G-F!
Good Sabbath,

April 30, 2017 - Msg 107427: Today we are going to be in the 80's..Whoohoo!...But this is Ohio, temps back in the 50's-60's all next week.
That's Life thru & Thru... Everyone have a Great Day Today... Remember Act Like Somebody....


April 30, 2017 - Msg 107428: I'm right here, SPOT. Thanks for breakfast.

Asa, hope you are staying warm. I am now learning to loom knit so there will be some warm caps coming your way this Christmas.

Ro, that is one of the saddest things I have ever heard! That poor lady. I wonder if that guy even has any remorse over what he did?

I'll hop on over to Weaver's and check things out, Floyd.

Well, worked last night and work again tonight so can't hang around and chat for long. Hope you are all having a good weekend.


April 30, 2017 - Msg 107429: Good Sabbath all.

You better enjoy them 80's today GF. We are just the opposite here. Been a cool weekend, we might hit 60 today, but they are saying pushing 80 by next weekend. But they ain't all that accurate in the 7 day forecasts so I tend to not plan accordingly. I did get out and mow yesterday. And got some cleaning done in the garage. So my Wheeler was used, but not abused. But I am off tomorrow so it ain't out of the woods yet! lol

Sorry Boo, I am not trying to tease you with the cool temps. Actually 60 is pretty good, but we had a pretty stiff breeze from the north with it, so it wasn't all that comfortable. I hope you Texas gals survived them storms I was reading about.

Well best get off to preachin. I hope it's a good one today. I didn't sleep to well last night and I might just pull a Gomer. Maybe there will be a fly to keep me awake. Who knows.

Floyd, I might just have to get me that bumper sticker. I am always amazed at the comments I get from folks when I wear any of my Mayberry shirts. Folks really love the show all these years later. I kind of think most folks crave the simpler and gentler times that the show portrayed, don't you think?


April 30, 2017 - Msg 107430: Boo, you snuck in on me girl. Oh man, A nice cap would be fantastic. Aren't you kind. But I need to repay your kindness. With all that hot air you have, maybe I can get you a can opener with an umbrella. At least it would keep your knuckles in the shade. ;)


April 30, 2017 - Msg 107431: Good afternoon, porch. Bright and sunny here, temp nearing 70, and we have had nary a drop of rain! It was supposed to rain most of the day yesterday, but if it did, it blew away before it reached the ground. We've had a gusty, blustery wind both yesterday and today. I tried to run my sprinklers earlier, and finally just turned them off, as it the water wasn't even reaching the ground. It was just blown into a fine mist and carried away! If the wind ever lays by, I'll try to sneak in a zone or two.

Boo, if that killer ever felt any remorse, he sure didn't let it show. Also, his brother who helped him leave the scene and tried to dispose of his bloody shoes and clothes at home, was jailed, then released on bond (bond was too low). He showed his appreciation by breaking into a house and robbing it. He went back to jail, on a much higher bond, and I don't know what happened to him. He's not on the inmate list at the county jail anymore. I would definitely like to know his whereabouts. It's hard to accept this. This is a nice neighborhood, nice homes, about 2/3 of the residents are original here, from when the homes were built in the early 70s. The killer's family has lived here about twelve years - I've watched those boys grow up from about ages 7, 8 and 9. The oldest is the killer, the youngest helped him, and the middle brother was never charged with anything. He didn't do anything to stop his brother, but he didn't participate either, so he couldn't be charged. The boys have always been sullen and surly, not really pleasant kids at all. Something is definitely wrong in that family. If you want to know more about the case, just search "Jesse Perkins in Irving." His brothers are Thomas (the middle one, not charged) and Edward, the youngest one, who burglarized a house. Nice neighborhood? Yes, actually it is. Do I have a very good alarm system and a loaded gun? Yep. I'm not stupid.

Well, guess I'll go watch some TAGS. This has been a quiet and peaceful day, at least here in the house. That wild wind is making it anything but peaceful outside. I'd really like to be able to water everything, but it's just too windy. At least I can water part of it. The rose island, and a zone along the side of the house are semi-drip lines, not sprays, so they aren't affected by the wind. The roses will appreciate the water. Blessings, porch! --Romeena

April 30, 2017 - Msg 107432: Correction: I got the boys names reversed. Edward is the middle one, who was not charged. Thomas is the younger one, who tried to help his brother hide the evidence of what he had done, and who burglarized a house. Also, I just did a search on Thomas and learned that he has been sent to a rehab facility of some kind. I wish I knew the background of these boys. They're Native Americans. They're all biological brothers, adopted by the Perkins couple. The dad is white, the mom is Native American, but is not their natural mother. I don't know their ages when they were adopted, but they were around 7, 8 and 9 when they moved in here. It's possible that they had a traumatic early life, but that doesn't excuse violence and murder. As I've observed before, there may be a reason, but it's no excuse. --Romeena