October 02, 2017 - Msg 108291: HAPPY OCTOBER!

October 02, 2017 - Msg 108292: Prayers & Peace. Such a senseless,horrific tragedy that happened in Vegas. Oh God..

possum u.a.r.

October 02, 2017 - Msg 108293: Indeed Possum, so very senseless. I just cannot fathom what leads people to such acts of violence. We have been to Vegas numerous times over the years, usually stopping in to one of our trips to Southern Cal. Been to Mandalay Bay a number of times. Just so very hard to think someone could do something like this. Prayers for all the people affected by this.


October 02, 2017 - Msg 108294: Amen ASA and Possum. With all that has happened lately I think of Jesus' words, "As it was in the days of Noah..." Lord, please be with us.
Prayers for all those many innocent people.
I saw the new cardiologist again today, and indeed the CT scan will be next, with contrast.
She said it will on take a few minutes.
The blessings of Jesus be on all,

October 03, 2017 - Msg 108295: Good morning, porch. I'm home, new pacemaker in place, feeling fine. I was scheduled for 11 a.m., as the third case, and finally made it into surgery at 3 p.m. My doc was very apologetic, but it was unavoidable. His first case was an ablation for persistent A-fib, and once they fixed the problem, another one arose, with another ablation in a different area becoming necessary. Then he had two cases arrive from the ER, both needing pacers immediately. No problem for me, Eloise and I just watched TV in my room until they came for me. Mine went quickly, I recovered easily, and was home by 7:45 p.m. David had finished work, and made it to the hospital just before I went to the OR, and he brought me home. I watched a little TV, ate a little (not much) and fell asleep in my chair. Slept like a baby until 2 a.m., when Toye Starr decided we needed to go to bed and woke me up. Bed felt good, and I slept until 8:30. This morning, other than a tender and sore incision site just below my left shoulder, I feel great! No pain med needed, not even an Advil. Piece of cake!

MDC, I wish your dear wife's experience would be as simple and easy as this was for me, but that's not likely. Shoulder surgery is big-time stuff, and she's going to have some tough days, but it will be worth it. Once it heals, she should feel great again, and not have to contend with the nagging pain and limited function she's got now. Prayers for her, indeed!

By the way, the literature they gave me regarding my new pacer suggests that I can now have an MRI if I need one, but I think I'll discuss that with my doctor before I would consent to it, especially since my old leads weren't replaced. They're well-embedded, working fine, it was best to leave them in place. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Well, guess I'll go scratch up a little lunch, and maybe put something on to cook for dinner. I have a crock pot, but it's a really big one, and doesn't work well for cooking small amounts. The liquid has too much room to spread out, and gets too shallow, and well, it just doesn't work. So, I ordered a little 2.5 qt pot from Amazon, and it arrived yesterday. I've got a little bitty roast in there, and some taters and onions (no carrots, darn it!) and I think I'll just try the little pot out. Blessings, porch! --Romeena

October 03, 2017 - Msg 108296: Romeena’s All charged up and ready to Go!....Glad it all went well!.....G-F

October 03, 2017 - Msg 108297: Yayy Romeena. Glad you are back in service. So they didn't put bigger wires in? :) Ain't it amazing what modern medicine can do? I know, you're going to tell me to let them do some modern magic on my back. And it may happen. I am not scared of the surgery, but I know more than just a few folks who have come out of the surgery worse than when they went in. That is my concern. Well that and getting an MRI. With my claustrophobia they would have to put me to sleep I do believe.

Well I hope all is well for everyone.


October 03, 2017 - Msg 108298: Quick trouble check...prayers for the world .. trying to get winter garden planted....any supper ?...SPOT

October 03, 2017 - Msg 108299: Asa, there are some open MRI machines these days. I know back 1999, my mom was in a near panic when she had to through an MRI. I suspect the claustrophobia would be an issue for me, too. But larger metro areas generally have the open MRI's available. Might be worth checking out.

Billy Ray the Postman

October 03, 2017 - Msg 108300: ASA, My doc said if they decide to try another MRI with me, they would do a couple injections of ativan, and a breathing tube so they could do the "holding of breath" (needed to see the heart better) using the tube. As long as I'm 'under', i told her
that that would probably work.
RO--So glad your procedure went so smoothly!

October 03, 2017 - Msg 108301: Oh, I forgot to mention, with all that has been going on, that we lost another good guy...Monte Hall. I remember watching the original Lets Make a Deal back in the day. My mom tried out for it when auditions came to Phx one time, but she didnt make the cut. I guess her costume wasnt crazy enough! ha

October 04, 2017 - Msg 108302: Good very late evening, porch. I'm back to my old late-night hours, even though I'm not writing anything at present. Honestly, late at night is the best time to write. I discovered that years ago. No phones, no doorbells, nothing worth watching on TV, nobody expecting me to be anywhere or do anything, Toye Starr is sleeping, the world is quiet as far as I'm concerned and I can just sit here and let my mind and my fingers wander at will. Sometimes I'm surprised at what appears on the screen!

Billy Ray, you're exactly right about the open MRI machines. I've had a couple of those about fourteen years ago, before I got my pacer. They were neat then, and I'm quite sure they've improved since then. Asa, the machine is like a big doughnut, and if they're imaging your back, your head and legs would likely be in the open, not within the machine. I didn't find them to be a problem at all, but then I didn't have any real trouble with the old tunnels. I didn't like it, but I could control it. As long as I know I could move if I had to, I'm okay. It's being pinned down and unable to move that I can't stand, and I know precisely what caused it. Three things:

When I was six, I had to have my tonsils and adenoids removed. In those days, ether was the anesthetic, delivered by a cone mask. I panicked when they put the mask on, because I could smell the ether, and started fighting. Four nurses placed a folded sheet over me, and then with two on each side, they leaned on their elbows on that sheet, pinning me to the table, while another nurse held my head and the anesthesiologist put the mask over my face. I was screaming bloody murder - "Daddy, help! I can't breathe!" My parents were in a waiting room down the hall, and my dad could hear me. My mom said she was holding him back, he was going to go get me! I can remember that event as clearly as if it was yesterday, and I know that's what started my hatred of being held down. Then once when I was about ten, two of my mean boy cousins rolled me up in a piece of carpet, with my head below the end of the roll, and propped it between a tree and a big box. I was stifling hot, and felt like I couldn't breathe, but obviously I could because I was squalling like a panther and my aunt heard me from inside the house. She got me out, and then laid into her sons with a very sturdy switch and fairly wore them out! She'd probably be arrested for that these days, but back then, parents were allowed to discipline kids and make the punishment fit the crime. One thing for sure, they never did that again! Then when I was a teenager, I got a new cashmere sweater, was so proud of it. One night I was trying to take it off and somehow got tangled in it and couldn't get it over my head. The old smothery feeling came back, and I panicked and started just fighting the sweater. It had some tiny buttons at the back of the neck that I had forgotten about, they got tangled in my hair, and I actually ripped the whole shoulder seam out of the sweater, but I got it off. Pulled out a big chunk of my hair too, but I did get the thing off. So, when I get in a tight place now, like a crowded elevator, I talk myself down by recalling those events and telling myself that's why I'm feeling panicky and it's not the same situation, etc. It works, as long as I can move, or in the case of the MRI, know that I could move but choose not to. Weird, the way our minds work.

Well, Toye Starr is poking me on the ankle, her universal signal to me to get up and get moving. Have a good night, everyone! --Romeena

October 04, 2017 - Msg 108303: Morning Dears!

Wow Romeena, Just reading those stories had me breathing hard. Especially the ether one. When I was in 4th grade I broke both wrists and a bone in my forearm when I fell off of some playground equipment at school. And they used ether at the hospital to knock me out before resetting the bones. That stuff is nasty. Truly I think it did some brain damage to me. At least that's what I am blaming it on. Even the smell of it all these years later makes me sick to my stomach.

Thanks for the idea Billy Ray concerning the open tube. I could probably handle that.

MDC, I was surprised to read that about Monte Hall. I just assumed he was already gone. I used to love Let's make a Deal. Too bad your Mom didn't get on. I remember when I was a young-un, one of our local tv stations has what they called a "Beefsteaks Sweepstakes". If you sent them a card with your name and phone number on it, they would put it in a hopper, and then once a day I think they would do a random drawing. If they drew your card, they would call you on live tv and ask you a question. If you got it right, you won a dozen steaks. Well one day they drew my Moms card and called us. She got the question correct and we won a dozen steaks. Boy oh boy, we were quite famous there in our little Mayberry like town for a while. :) But it was from that that I learned how fame and fortune is such a fleeting thing. Wasn't long at all before them steaks were gone, and folks forgot about all about us. (big sigh) lol

Prayers for all for a great day.


October 04, 2017 - Msg 108304: If anyone is interested here is a link to the pictures taken at Mayberry Days.....G-F

October 05, 2017 - Msg 108305: Wow, G-F! Great pictures! Thanks for providing them for us. Our own Floyd wears the role so well - he looks more like Floyd Lawson than Floyd did himself! Sure would love to attend one of these meet-ups, but I guess it's not going to happen. So, I just enjoy the pictures.

I'm feeling better today than I did yesterday, but still not 100%. I don't remember the original pacer implant being like this - you reckon it's got anything to do with the fact that I'm about ten years older? Naahh, couldn't be that! I think it might be because they went through the old incision to access the site, and probably had to deal with some scar tissue. Anyway, the thing is sore, but getting better.

Well, time for a little lunch, I guess. Blessings friends. --Romeena

October 05, 2017 - Msg 108306: A quick check in. I'm at st. Susan's house using her internet. Ours is still out and I have used up the data on my phone. I can get on facebook sometimes but that's about it.

Nothing real new here. We are still waiting for the schools to be open. Last I heard is October 16th. My town is still in pretty bad shape...so much to be done.

I am still vegan and doing well..no meat or dairy for one month today. BP
HAS dropped 10 to 20 points on the diastolic and systolic. I'm not taking BP med. Heart rate 60s..losing weight and feeling better. I don't think I told you all that I decided against gastric bypass after more research. I have lost 30 lbs on my on in the last 5 months so hoping to get healthier. I've failed in the past so really hope this lifestyle change will last. The malabsorption issues associated with bypass made me rethink the surgery.

Well, have to be getting home. Hope you are all doing ok.


October 05, 2017 - Msg 108307: BOO--good to hear from you. I hope Gilligan didnt have to ride the stationary bike to "power things up!" ha
I am glad the vegan diet is going OK. That's a lot of vegies!
ROMEENA--like ASA said, I was getting a bit 'squirmy' just reading about your 'incidents!'
I can certainly see why that 'stayed with you'all these years!
GF--thanks for sharing the photos! It sure looks like a swell time was had by all!
ALL-Well, I have FINALLY started a cardio rehab program, and Medicare will even pay it! I had the initial consult on Monday, and first exercise session today. So far so good.
Ya all take care. Thank God for Jesus! :)

October 06, 2017 - Msg 108308: I hope everyone is out enjoying the weekend!

October 07, 2017 - Msg 108309: Morning all.

Hey MDC, Glad you are getting some treatment for your ticker. What does your rehap consist of?

Great to see you Boo, and congrats on the lifestyle changes. Sounds like it is really doing some good things for you. I hope they get your internet up and going soon. We miss you when you are not here.

Sure has cooled off nice here. Tree's are starting to turn color. Yed indeed, time moves right along.

Well off to watch the grandkids soccer games. This is the last week of it for this season.

Prayers for all.


October 07, 2017 - Msg 108310: Do you all have "Panda Express" where you live? I go occasionally, and will get their "small box" for a quick lunch. Well, here in this area they have a new Peking Pork. I tried it today and it was pretty good. (OOPS, sorry BOO for talking 'meat.') ha
ASA--They are starting with exercises to strengthen my core, and then will move on to a few free weights for upper body. I end the sessions with about
7 minutes on a Schwinn "Airdyne" bike.
SPOT-- how goes things? Havent seen you on FB.
APB for Big Maude and John masters.
And now let us hear from Dr. Breen:

October 08, 2017 - Msg 108311: Hey MDC ! My Ga dogs are now 6 and 0..may be us and bama in the sec ..well got crews coming in today for the storm that gona roll thru..hope it aint to bad..well its boiled eggs and sausage link for me this morning...will up date at lunch ..prayers ..SPOT

October 08, 2017 - Msg 108312: Thanks MDC for bringing us Dr. Breen’s morning message..”What’s your Hurry?”....I was expecting the normal message about Sin...Let’s take Dr. Breen’s advice, and slow down today, Ok Gang?....


October 08, 2017 - Msg 108313: Hi All.
G-F this is a do or die game tonight!
Just hope that the bat are red hot for win 3.


October 08, 2017 - Msg 108314: Hi All.
G-F this is a do or die game tonight!
Just hope that the bat are red hot for win 3.


October 08, 2017 - Msg 108315: Yes TOM....Hopefully the bats and pitching will show up at the Big Apple 🍎 tonight....G-F

October 08, 2017 - Msg 108316: So I have a question for any of you trained noticers. In that clip that MDC provided, there is a close up shot of Aunt Bee and Clara singing. In the row behind them there is a dark haired woman. She is an extra that you see in numerous episodes. All the way into season 8 I think. Does anyone know who she is? Just curious.


October 08, 2017 - Msg 108317: Asa, I have noticed her in many episodes too!...Probably like Mr. Schwamp we may never know who she is, but I sent the question to Floyd to research....He did a podcast once on Mr. Schwamp, but don’t recall her. One townsperson was Danny Thomas’s brother I know....I recall Andy’s father being on one too!...


October 08, 2017 - Msg 108318: Wow GF. I knew about Danny Thomas' brother, but I never heard about Andys Dad. I'd like to know what episode that was.
There is another female extra that is in a bunch of episodes. On another board I frequent she has been named "nice dress Nellie" because that is what Andy tells her when she is being released from jail. It was in the episode where Barney locks up the entire town when Andy is gone for a spell. You know who I am talking about GF? Now I swear I saw her on an old My Three Sons episode a few years ago, and if she is the same actress, she had a very heavy accent of some type. I never did figure out if the accent was for real or not, or even for sure it was the same actress, but I think she was.
Funny but I always figured if someone came up with the real identity of Mr. Schwamp, it might be a bit of a let down, kind of like when Howard caught old Sam. We fans have been speculating so long on who he is, I ain't sure I want the mystery solved. lol I have my theory anyway. I think he was Jerry Mathers father. Go google a recent picture of the Beaver and see the resemblance. lol


October 08, 2017 - Msg 108319: Funny you should say that about Jerry Mathers, I sent Floyd the comparison pictures awhile back, we discussed it on the podcast...Us maintenance guys DO think alike...lol


October 09, 2017 - Msg 108320: HI ALL, Is that extra the one who played Mary Grace? Just 'thinkin' out loud.' I do know that Andy's wife is in the choir when they sing 14 A.
SPOT--good going for the Bulldogs! My SunDevils just cant do much this year. Cards are also sputtering, but so is the whole NFL.
GF--Your Indians looked good, but as TOM said, it's go time. Now if my DBacks could beat LA!!
I know that folks are still reeling from the many disasters as of late including the tropical storm that hit new orleans.
My prayers continue.
Have a blessed week! :)

October 09, 2017 - Msg 108321: trouble check

October 10, 2017 - Msg 108322: Now praying for California! 1500 homes burned
so far. Something is
happening with all these disasters so close together this time. Lord Jesus be with us.
I hope you are all well, and just busy today.
Feels like I'm talkin' to myself! :)

October 10, 2017 - Msg 108323: Now MDC, I talk to myself all the time. And I find I usually listen to what I have to say. I must say that most of the time I make perfect sense to me. But then again, every now and again I have to take issue with something I've said. But thankfully that is the exception rather than the rule. :)
I'm glad we had this little talk. I feel better now.


October 10, 2017 - Msg 108324: Asa & MDC... As far as talking to yourself....Sometimes like Ricky Nelson sung about....”You can’t please everyone, so ya gotta please Yourself!...This way you can’t win a debate nor lose one either...lol, Lol, LOL...

Sorry about your Dbacks MDC...At least they made it to the playoffs...Right?...

TOM...The Tribe picked a bad time to go cold..Wednesday IS do or die as you say, but at least they will be playing at home.


October 10, 2017 - Msg 108325: Good morning, porch. I need to ask for your prayers. I just heard from my DIL in Florida that my son has been taken to the hospital, very confused and very ill. At this point, they don't know what's wrong, but are exploring several things, none of them good. He has not been in good health for a while now, and I'm very, very concerned. Please pray for him. His name is Dale - he was named after his dad. He's such a good guy. --Romeena

October 10, 2017 - Msg 108326: Lifting Dale up in prayer. So sorry to hear that he is experiencing troubling health issues. Please keep us updated & know that your Porch family cares, Ro. Much love~ possum

October 10, 2017 - Msg 108327: I will certainly offer prayers for Dale Romeena. I am so sorry he is not well.


October 10, 2017 - Msg 108328: Lifting up prayers up for Dale too!...🙏🏻🙏🏻...G-F

October 10, 2017 - Msg 108329:
Romeena, so sorry to learn about your son being in the hospital. I will offer some prayers for his recovery.

Asa, regarding Andy Griffith's father appearing in the The Andy Griffith Show, check out http://mayberry.wikia.com/wiki/Carl_Griffith
To watch that single episode, start watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbL23id8YzM from about 18:38. The man in the dark jacket, dark hat and glasses who comes out of the store holding a package in his left hand is Andy Griffith's father.

G-F, thanks for posting that link to view photos from the 2017 Mayberry Days. As for the parade photos, I noticed a man in a military uniform that resembles Sergeant Vince Carter from the Gomer Pyle USMC show. But his uniform was a little mixed up. He wore a Marine Corps drill instructor hat and Marine Corps marskmanship badges, but the rest of his uniform was Army.
Also, since you have attended many Mayberry Days, do you know if Ron Howard ever made an appearance like his brother Clint has?

from Poor Horatio

October 10, 2017 - Msg 108330: No, PH, Ron has never attended Mayberry Days unfortunately, but we are still hoping some day he will.
As far as the guy doing Sgt. Carter, he has just started doing him as part of the tribute artists. I know him and I think he’s just getting his feet wet as part of the gang. He and they guy doing Gomer, they do a skit when Gomer joins the Marines that is really funny. If I can get Floyd to post it I will. They did it at the Colonel Tim’s show at M/D’s...


October 10, 2017 - Msg 108331: Asa, a little 15 minutes of fame story myself. The Cincinnati area had a great puppet show on back in the day, Larry Smith and Puppets. They had a Word of the Day, revealed on the show, and they'd call someone to see if they knew it. Sure enough, one day the call came in from Larry Smith. My younger sister answered, she was maybe 5, and when he asked if she could tell him the Word of the Day, she responded "Why?" I don't mean to imply she wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, or anything, she was just young. Cough, cough. Amazingly enough, the Word of the Day was "White" and her "Why" was close enough that he counted it right. The next day, Mom and us 4 kids all got to go down to the set of the show to pick up some prizes. Seeing the studio was quite a letdown, as it was just a couple of homemade booths, maybe 6-8 feet long each, in a sort of dreary warehouse setting. It shore didn't look like much, but anyway. We all got on camera for a minute or two as he talked to my sister. The next day at school, everyone told me that they couldn't see me as my brother was standing right in front of me.

I never knew if it was true, or just a little family legend, but Mom used to tell people that on that day, she'd been on the phone right up until the time of the call, and someone had come to the house and she hung up then. I mean, she might have juiced the history story up a little bit. Or it might have been exactly right.

Billy Ray the Postman

October 11, 2017 - Msg 108332: ROMEENA--Praying indeed for your son! Please let us know how it is going.
Folks, on Sunday, our pastor spoke about Matt.21-33 to 43. Please read it because I think it explains a lot about what's been happening lately. Once that hedge is removed...
I have been praying so hard lately for our country.
Love you all,
MDC :)

October 11, 2017 - Msg 108333: Good Morning gang ..breakfast...egg salad sandwiches and sausage links with coffee...getting it ready SPOT

October 11, 2017 - Msg 108334: Good morning, porch. I just heard from my DIL, my son is a bit less disoriented this morning, was eating breakfast, and a neurology consultation has been ordered, should get started on that today. Please keep praying. At this point, it's anybody's guess as to what's wrong. God, please help him! --Romeena

October 11, 2017 - Msg 108335: Romeena, could his problems be neurological due to his plane crash?...We all will continue to pray for him and guidance of the physician’s hands...G-F

October 11, 2017 - Msg 108336: Good Wednesday Porch, just passing thru this morning. sorry to of been AWOL but been busy and a bit distracted past couple weeks.

praying for your son and your family Romeena. Keep us posted and let us know if there is anything we can do.

G-F: I am sorry I had to miss Mayberry Days this year. I meant to let you know but again just been busy and distracted. My brother in law had to have surgery in Knoxville that week so went down to check on him. looks like a good time was had by all. I am looking forward to the Mayberry meet up next yeat tho and hope to be able to attend.

hope everyone is doing ok. even tho I haven't been able to rock for a while, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

lunch menu for today: homemade tomato soup, grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches. Mr. cookie bar for dessert. tea or lemonade to drink.

prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

October 11, 2017 - Msg 108337: Ro, for some reason,tick bite popped into my mind.That can cause some neurological symptoms. Please suggest that Dale be checked thoroughly just to rule that out. Continued prayers!

possum u.a.r.

October 11, 2017 - Msg 108338: Hello all. Possum, good point, I have heard of that also. Could be a combination of things. My prayers continue RO. Maybe vertigo?
Big maude, good to see you drop by. Will also pray for your brother in law.
Have a good evening.

October 12, 2017 - Msg 108339: Good morning.
Just checking in to see if we have an update about Dale. Romeena, my prayers continue for him and your family.


October 12, 2017 - Msg 108340: Checking in also ,,,prayers...lunch will be grilled cheese sandwiches and chips and pickles ..sweet tea..SPOT

October 13, 2017 - Msg 108341: Hello all. Praying for our whole country tonight, especially now for California. We have several friends in that area. All seem to be ok for now, but the fires continue to consume all in their paths.
What a catastrophic few months! You all know my thoughts...has that hedge of protection been trampled down? Jesus be with us. Prayers for RO's family.
I hope you are all well.

October 13, 2017 - Msg 108342: Good Friday morning all. I hope everyone is well.

Poor Horatio, I forgot to thank you for posting the episode that had Andys Dad in it. Thanks.

Yep MDC, It seems at times the world has gone insane. The every now and again a story like this comes along.
Dang allergics has got my eyes watery. :)


October 13, 2017 - Msg 108343: I saw that on the news too...Yep, must be the alergic’s this time of the year!...Thanks Asa!...Funny thing tho, when I see or hear stories about things in states or towns like this story, I can’t help but to think “Wonder if Asa knew this family?”...Same thing goes for Dallas, Phoenix, and the other places y’all are from... I suppose “Family” looks out for “Family” I guess!...Same Thing go’s for the weather when her the weather reports...

Just so ya know TOM the weather report for up in CLEVELAND is STILL Goomy!...Alota Folks STILL bummed out about the Tribe tanking, but as City motto has been....
“Wait until Next Year!”.... Sad thing though, a lot of people will see heaven, before they see a World Series Championship or a Super Bowl... But then again...Seeing Heaven is OUR Super Bowl...Amen?...

G-F.....Friday the 13th today....Watch Out for Henry Bennett!

October 13, 2017 - Msg 108344: Checking in before work. Praying hard for Dale!!

My two brothers live in Santa Rosa and had to evacuate their homes..they still don't know if their home survived but they say it doesn't look good. I'm just very thankful they are safe and that they have the means to rebuild or move. Crazy times.


October 13, 2017 - Msg 108345: Oh ..My Boo...Prayers for them too!...G-F

October 13, 2017 - Msg 108346: To lighten up the mood a bit, here is a B/W video of part of this years Mayberry Days Parade...Enjoy...G-F

October 13, 2017 - Msg 108347: Just so you know at the 12:12 mark that is Dixie Griffith (Andy’s Daughter) As one of the “Fun Girls” planting kisses on some of the guys....G-F again
(BTW Yes, I got one too)...👍

October 14, 2017 - Msg 108348: HI ALL, I've received a couple of general topic emails from Romeena, so I am hoping Dale is OK, and that she just has not checked in with the porch as yet.
ASA--that is such a WONDERFUL news story!! Thanks for sharing it here.
GF--the Dodgers are going to be hard to beat this year!
GF--as the saying goes "Friday for a retiree is just the start of another long weekend!"
ALL-please keep me in your prayers as my CT Scan comes up on Tuesday. I really need to stay calm for this one so that the new cardiologist can see
the goings on in my heart. Thanks.
BOO--my prayers indeed for your brothers!
Glad the new vegan thing is going good.
God bless,

October 14, 2017 - Msg 108349: Good morning all.

Way cool video GF. Thanks for posting it. So how was the kiss from Miss Dixie? Was it right on the jaw? Did it feel better than a mules nose? :)

You have my prayers for sure MDC. I am probably the last one to offer suggestions on staying calm for that. I am very claustrophobic. But as I said, I had one done prior to having an ablation and it wasn't a problem at all. So try not to fret to much about it.

Prayers for your brothers Boo. I have a lot of family in California, but most of them are in Southern California. I do have an Uncle further north, but I haven't heard if he has been affected by it. I don't him well, but I am sure we would have heard something if it had been close to him. No news is good news in this case.

And prayers continue for Dale. I hope he is ok.

Well just got back from my weekly grocery shopping. I usually mow the grass on Saturday, but they were predicting rain and a chance of snow today, even here in the valley, so I mowed last night. So I may have to give the old Wheeler a workout today. Yes indeed, that's the plan. Maybe a little college football while deeply imbedded in the Wheeler. Yep, that's what I think I'll do, watch a little football while kicked ba.....


October 14, 2017 - Msg 108350: Good afternoon, porch. I don't mean to worry anyone with my absences, but I've been a little out of my normal schedule. I was supposed to go on a three-day trip with the church, to east Texas, little train ride through the piney woods, etc., but when I got up Thursday morning before dawn to be ready when Eloise and Jerry came by to pick me up, I was so short of breath I just couldn't make it. I had to call and tell her not to come, and I stayed home. Naturally, by daybreak, I was much better, and regretted my decision. Then after I talked to Eloise last night and found out it was brutally hot on the train, I was glad once again that I was at home! Things happen as they should most of the time. I cannot handle heat at all anymore.

We still don't really know what my respiratory problem is, or how much of it is actually cardiac. I think it's a combination of both. It comes and goes, and I have good days and bad days. Some days I stay close to the O2, and today, I went grocery shopping and did just fine. Go figure.

Dale is improving, but still has a long way to go. The hospital is releasing him, which I think is a huge mistake, and so does everyone else, but it's not our decision. Carrie absolutely must work, no choice, and he will be alone at home during the day. Not a good idea. I wish I could go out there and stay with him, but with my somewhat precarious health, I could be more of a liability than an asset. Just keep praying.

Well, gotta get busy. My son-in-law is coming up from Fredericksburg to play in a golf tournament over the next couple of days, and will stay here tonight. After that, he will be in a hotel with the team he's playing with. David and Brittney and the boys are coming over, and I'm cooking pork chops for everyone, by request. Blessings, y'all. --Romeena

October 15, 2017 - Msg 108351: Good Sabbath all.

Romeena, thanks for checking in. I'm sorry to read of your health issues. I am sure it is very frustrating to not be able to go be with Dale as he is recuperating. My prayers for both of you. I think I would fit in real well with your family. I love pork chops, with mashed taters and gravy. Thems good eats! I have learned how to cook them myself and they are pretty good. I just have to limit how often O do them though because pork is one of those foods I am supposed to stay away from due to gout.

Well better get. We have a conference at Church this week and I have an early morning meeting I need to be at.

Prayers for all for a delightful Sabbath day.


October 15, 2017 - Msg 108352: Well yesterday we bought the wife a 2018 Toyota Rav-4 Limited..all the bells and whistles..Traded in her Camry...she works hard for the family..plus Spot can get in the SUV a lot easer !..well listened to a sermon today and had a so far slow day at work..My Ga Bulldogs are 6-0 now...I see a National Champ team !..Bama better not slip...ok..Tonight will be grilled steaks on the BBQ and corn and baked taters...Mine cooked Med pink in the middle...how about yall..Prayers to all...SPOT

October 15, 2017 - Msg 108353: It looks like everyone is taking Dr. Breen's advice
and taking it easy today.
ASA-I hope the confernence went well, and thank you for the
CT scan advice. I know it is a much larger opening,
and since they are doing my chest, they said my head would be out a bit. But thanks also for the prayers! :)
College football is always fun to watch. Spots Bulldogs roll on.
My Cecile makes a great 'stuffed pork chop.' They are outstandingly good, just like a cup of Sanka! :)
SPOT...see any of the Talladega race? That new SUV sounds like a good 'un.
RO--Thank you for checking in...my prayers continue for your son. Was it ever determined what happened to him? Due to my heart, I also get those "shortness of breath" episodes. They are no fun for sure, but only last a few minutes at a time for me. Weird feeling tho.
I went by a church today and the sign said "Sunday Gatherings - 9 and 11 AM. Gatherings? What happened to 'worship?' Sign of the times I guess.
Weel, have a great week my friends...cardio rehab, lab work and Ct on my agenda!
Prayers continue for Californa

October 15, 2017 - Msg 108354: and just for fun...

October 15, 2017 - Msg 108355: And why not one more...


October 16, 2017 - Msg 108356: Sunday Gatherings?...What’s next?...Eternal Dangnation?....G-F

October 16, 2017 - Msg 108357: Hey here.
A fried of min ca used all the prayer he can git!
His son wreck his dirt bike and now in i c e .
Ayer and he is just 10 yer

TOM :(

October 16, 2017 - Msg 108358: Yes TOM, you bet you have prayers from the porch.
May Jesus heal him of his injuries. Thank you Lord.
Tom, you are also in my daily prayers.

October 16, 2017 - Msg 108359: Hello Porchsters. I need help finding an episode, or hopefully just a short part of one. Barney is expressing his dismay about the thieving ways of Robin Hood and how the sheriff is portrayed as the bad guy. That leaves Barney wondering how such things are taught to kids. Can anyone link me up?

Billy Ray the Postman

October 16, 2017 - Msg 108360: https://youtu.be/Qyc4H0VOztg

There you go Billy Ray. I believe that is the episode you are looking for.


October 16, 2017 - Msg 108361: Ohh, and prayers Tom for your friends son.


October 16, 2017 - Msg 108362: Sounds like the Opie and His Merry Men episode to me Billy Ray https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sizHs8LjzXs

Prayers for your friends Son TOM......G-F

October 16, 2017 - Msg 108363: Haha Asa looks like we posted at the same time...lol

October 16, 2017 - Msg 108364: Well GF, Us maintenance fellers do think the same. :)


October 17, 2017 - Msg 108365: Hello to All from Frankie Flyn. It has been years since I have been on. Wish you all a wonderful Fall Season.

October 17, 2017 - Msg 108366: TOM, my prayers continue for your friend's son. Please let us
know how things are going. thx.
Also praying for RO's son. I hope he is still improving.
There was a good article in our paper yesterday on "Leave it to Beaver's" first episode on TV in Oct. 1957, 60 years ago! Tony Dow said that he was basically 'typecasted' as Wally from that moment, and found it hard to find roles after the series ended. Like TAGS,
LITB always had a good lesson or moral.
Here is the first ep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyopGPU--I8
It is the one where Wally types a note to beaver's teacher. Some great lines!
The article also mentioned that on average, the word "gee" was used about 12 times per show. :)
CT scan Tuesday morning, so I think I'll hit the hay earlier tonight.