October 25, 2017 - Msg 108416: Good morning all.

MDC, So glad the Wife is doing well buddy. Hopefully her rehab will go smooth and she will be 100% soon.

Romeena, wonderful story about your Daddy. Thanks for sharing. I just love family stories like that. One from mine I will share. When I was just a lad, one Saturday my Dad had commenced trying to fix our tv that had a problem with the vertical hold, meaning the picture would always roll. (I guess you have to have a few years on you to remember those days) Anyway, my Dad had spent much of the day with the thing tore apart, checking and replacing tubes and other components. It was quite a sight to see the guts of the thing spread out over the floor. Anyway, after spending much of the day working on it, he began to reassemble. My sister and I were quite anxious to see it working when he was done. He managed to get it back together just in time for his favorite show to start, The Lawrence Welk show. He spent a few minutes adjusting knobs on it and got a pretty decent picture, and then sat down to watch his show. But the minute he sat down, the picture would begin to roll, so he would get up and adjust it some more. Then sit down again. It was as though there was a hidden switch in the couch, because everytime his rearend touched the couch, the picture would start rolling again. Well after about a half dozen times of this going on he got up, walked over to the set and kicked it so hard he put his foot right through the cabinet. The picture went dark, and my Dad turned and looked at my sister and I who were , I am sure sitting there wondering what he was going to do next. He just smiled at us and said "well I guess I fixed the da** thing, didn't I"? Then he went out to the garage and we didn't see him the rest of the night. I couldn't have been more than 4 or 5 at the time, but I do remember that event clearly. It has become legendary in our family, even the Grandkids hearing it. lol
I was curious also about how your Son is doing. Better I hope.

GF, Yep, I have not watched a single game all season. And I haven't much missed it to be honest. The game has changed so much the last few years, it has made watching it hard. And the character of the players anymore are pretty disgusting. I refuse to support them any longer, and based on what I am hearing and reading, I am not alone. Bunch of prime donnas. 10-4?

You wanna hear something funny. Since I hurt my back I have noticed I have been getting a lot more headaches. Really has puzzled me until yesterday. I have been taking several doses of ibuprofen to help with my back pain. Yesterday I was reading the dosage to make sure I wasn't over dosing (thanks Ro for you story about your son) and I also read the ingredients in it. Low and behold, the second item on the list is corn starch. Son of a gun! I imagine all manufactures are the same, but I will have to some investigating to see if I can find any that doesn't use that. Land sakes, that stuff is in everything and it always results in headaches for me. It took me many years to discover it.

Well I guess I will go watch some tv. Thank goodness for DVR. I record everything and burn right through the commercials.

Prayers for all.


October 25, 2017 - Msg 108417: Oh, and bad back or not, I will sweep!


October 25, 2017 - Msg 108418: We see where Asa gets His handiness from now don’t we?..And people wonder WHY he kicks pipes!..

October 25, 2017 - Msg 108419: Looking forward to the World Series Game tonight. I think Dad will even come out of the barn and watch it also. Frankie

October 25, 2017 - Msg 108420: Corn starch, Asa? I knew you were allergic to it, but never would have thought to look for it in an ibuprofen tablet! That's just kind of a beating, isn't it? That's like the poor folks who are allergic to peanuts. Peanut oil can be in lots of things, and some people are so sensitive to it that they'll have an attack if they eat something that has even been stored near peanuts. I have been so blessed. No allergies at all, of any kind. No tolerance for any kind of opioid pain med, but that's not really an allergy, it's a side effect.

MDC, I'm glad your wife's surgery went well, and will pray for a swift recovery. Shoulder surgery has been described to me by patients as painful, but after the initial post-op pain, the description switches to "annoying, inconvenient, uncomfortable" and the like. Just hang in there, and be prepared to do a lot of fetching and carrying for her.

My son is improving slowly, is much better than he was, but still has a long way to go. I want so much to go out there and be with him, but with my shaky respiratory status, it wouldn't be very smart. Flying is such a miserable hassle these days, and if I had to rush to catch a flight - like when they change gates on you at the last minute - I could easily miss one and get stranded. My kids have flatly threatened to disown me if I try to do it, so I'm staying here. Robbi is out there, she's got a good head on her shoulders, loves her brother very much, and I think is exactly the one who needs to be there. His wife, Carrie, getting a much-needed reprieve, Robbi loves to pamper and spoil people, and I think all in all, they're all enjoying the time together. God is good.

Well, guess I'll turn in early. Have to see the eye doctor tomorrow for an annual exam, making sure there is no diabetic retinopathy starting. So far, after all these years (15, I think) I have no problems from my diabetes. Eyes and kidneys are good, no neuropathy in my feet or hands, and my last A1C was 5. Anything under 7 is wonderful. Yet I eat pretty much anything I want, with just a few minor concessions (plain tea instead of sweet, no more than 2 or 3 cokes a month and usually not even that. I eat desserts but not every day and I skip bread with meals unless it's a really good roll or something like that. I'm not a person to require a slice of bread with my meals. I check my blood sugar at least three times a day, and I take my insulin as I need it. If the sugar is up a little, I take a few units and knock it back down. I know I've been blessed, because some diabetics can do absolutely everything by the book, and still have all sorts of complications. I may pick my battles, but I do break a lot of the rules, and yet I do just fine. I have to give God the credit for that.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

October 26, 2017 - Msg 108421: I brought my wife home at 3:30 PM today! She is trying to get thru this with just tylenol 4 (with codiene) as she saw how the oxicodone had affected me. So far so good. She took one when we got home,
and then immediately went to sleep. RO, yes, have to help her button blouses, help with the sling, help with pants on and off, prepare meals, etc. It will be four weeks of quite a bit of 'caregiving.' I have joined the ranks of Asa and GF for a while. She has small hand exercises to do, and cannot drive whilst on the codiene. It's like Deja vu all over again. ha
RO--I am glad your son is improving with each passing day.
FRANKIE--a great WS game tonight! wow.
SPOT--how goes things?

October 26, 2017 - Msg 108422: Welcome to the club MDC. The care givers club that is. It is an honor to be able to tend to my Wife, although I wish, for her, that I didn't have to. I am glad she is home now. And you even got in a Yogi quote to boot! lol

Romeena, Glad to read that Dale is doing better. I am sure it is very hard for you not to be there to tend for him. But I am glad Robbie is there for him. Good luck at the eye Doctor. I had the nurses laughing a few months back when I went in for my DOT physical. When it came time for the eye test I told her I knew I was gonna do well because I had been studying all week for it. :)

Still home from work nursing my back. I was going to go back today, but I think I still need to rest it some. I am up and around now a bit. So it is doing better. Just not quite ready for prime time yet.

Yep GF, I have done my share of temper tantrums on items. I am sure I look foolish as can be when doing it, but it does feel good to vent just the same. 10-4 brother?

Well I do think I am going to try a trip to the grocery store this morning. I need a few things and I think I am up for it, Stacey will be mad. She has been doing things for me all week, bless her heart. I once had a neighbor who had this motto. "A son is a son until he takes a Wife, but a Daughter is a Daughter for life". He suffered greatly in his later years with a bad heart and his only Daughter nursed him always. My youngest Daughter (Stacey) is a great blessing to me. My other Daughter (Sarah) is also, but she is in North Carolina so she can't do much. And my Son (Jared) lives close by and is always willing to help. I appreciate all three greatly.

Prayers for all for a great day.


October 26, 2017 - Msg 108423: Morning Everyone...Well I had to do it...Fire up the furnace! As Rev used to say..”Dang Cold” on my end of the porch.
I used to tolerate the cold a lot better, but these days it literally goes to my bones!. But I know I’m speaking to the choir.
It’s funny I would hold on as long as I could to “Stick it to the (gas) Man”, But now a days why be miserable? Amen..

MDC...Welcome to the Club Buddy, Don’t worry Asa & I will give you good cooking advice..HaHa..Then again you probably should listen to the girls advice instead...lol

Asa, your story about your Dad made me think of the “Old Man” in Christmas Story being a furnace fighter!..


October 26, 2017 - Msg 108424: Good Thursday porch! its right chilly on my end of the porch as well. seems our weather went from the 80's to the 30's and 40's with little transition time.

I made the executive decision to turn the heat on when I got home last evening.might have to turn in off in a few days but my ole bones needed to be
a but warmer.

staying busy as usual with work been here from 8 to 6pm 4 days a week. Fridays are generally spent playing catch up at home and doing things with and for my Mom. She is 86 soon to be 87 in January. she does pretty well overall but does not hear very well at all and even with her hearing aids she struggles. She drives some in but all of her doctor appointments are in a part of town with busy traffic and the traffic patterns have changed so its safer for everyone if I take her and be her driver and her ears.

Kids are doing pretty well. staying busy.

Lunch menu: chili beans, Mexican cornbread. tea or lemonade to drink. key lime pie for dessert.

prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

October 26, 2017 - Msg 108425: Good Afternoon Porch!

Popping on to say I haven't forgotten about y'all! Just been a busy bee and now my marketing director wants my social media posts first thing in the morning, which is when I used to pop on for a spell. Prayers for everyone but especially MDC's wife and Asa.

Oh and it's chillier here too Big Maude and G-F but you won't hear any complaints from me! I *try* to appreciate each season but the cooler ones, when we can finally open our windows, are my favorites as the warm ones last so stinkin' long.

Y'all take care now and be sweet!


October 27, 2017 - Msg 108426: Good to see all the posts. ME-TV had my fav TAGS ep on tonight..."Pa, let Miss Peggy have some fun." I'm sure y'all know which one from just that one line! ha
All goes well on the recovery front. So far she has not had to take too much pain med, so that has been a blessing. Made some fried chicken tonite, and she ate it! ha
ASA--I am the same, the last couple of years I get cold much easier. I used to always be the hot one, but my wife had to stop her hormones recently for various reasons, and now she is the hot one. Funny how
how that works. I see BOO on FB, sure wish she would visit here;(BOO, come on down) but good to hear from Maudie and Lucy. Prayers for both your famlies.
Anyone watching the World Series? I still remember listening to it on a transistor radio
during school recess when they were during the daytime. One time a nun caught me listening with an earphone during class. I thought 'Oh Man, I am in trouble now', but surprizingly she said "What's the score?" (!) She took the radio, but turned it on about every 20 minutes so we could see how it was going. I'll never forget that, because she gave it back at the end of the day!
Peace of Jesus,

October 27, 2017 - Msg 108427: PS: Because nuns were well-known for 'permanent' confiscations. Maybe they were kleptermeneracs. ha

October 27, 2017 - Msg 108428: Also, I forgot to mention, RIP Fats Domino. :(

October 27, 2017 - Msg 108429: Hello Taylor Porch! :)

October 27, 2017 - Msg 108430: "AN-DEE, what happened to your EYE-E-E-E-?" (:

October 28, 2017 - Msg 108431: Kleptromenerac nuns MDC? HA! That's funny stuff buddy. What a rebel you were. lol

Good to see you posting Lucy and Big Maude. You have been missed.

Don't you just love how Peggy drawled out the line. I still don't know how An-Dee let that one get away. She was a keeper.

GF, Yep, my Dad could mutter pretty good when riled up. And we did have a coal furnace growing up, but no Oldsmobile. Just an old Plymouth Savoy.

Well just going crazy here. Tons of stuff I should be doing outside before the snow drops, including a ton of leaves to get picked up. But my back is saying don't even try sucker! I have learned to listen to my back. Oh well, maybe next weekend.


October 28, 2017 - Msg 108432: Yes, Asa...Listen to your inner Wheeler!...G-F

October 29, 2017 - Msg 108433: ASA--It may be time for you to invest in one of those riding 'leaf-picker-uppers!' ha
I have mowed my lawn since we moved here in '78, but as of last year I knew I couldnt do it anymore due to my hip, so for the growing seasons of 2016 and 2017, I have hired a service. Man, three guys hop out of their truck and go to town. They do in 30 minutes what used to take me over 2 hours with the cutting, edging, and clean-up; and it looks 'professionally' done. They came Friday for the final cut this year as the grass is now going dormant for the 'winter.'
Cecile continues to improve daily! Very little bruising, and she only needs one tablet of tylenol w/ codiene every 8 hours or so. Thanks for all your prayers for her.
Do any of you have "Smashburgers"? next to What-a-burgers that BOO and I talk about, they are now my second fav burger. I went and got some tonight for us.
Well, good Sabbath to you all! Time for some real Holy Ghost preachin'! :)
RO-there was an hour-long special on tbn tonite about Dr. Stanley's 45 years of ministry. Very well done.

October 29, 2017 - Msg 108434: Oops, two errors! Sorry. After my 'professionally' done sentence, I then meant to say, "I wonder why that is?" ha
and after "Smashburgers" the "N" should be capitalized.

October 29, 2017 - Msg 108435: Headed to work...Sunday Breakfast menu posted when I get there Prayers....SPOT

October 29, 2017 - Msg 108436: Good Sunday Morning gang ! ..Rain and wind here on the south end ...Breakfast menu: we have all kind of eggs,boiled,fried,scrambled..Bisquits and gravy, hash browns,sausage links and bacon (limp for Romeena)..Oj and milk gona catch a sermon here at work...then football...My Georgia Bulldogs are on a roll !.prayers SPOT

October 29, 2017 - Msg 108437: Sounds Great SPOT....

October 29, 2017 - Msg 108438: Good Sabbath all.
Spot, that sounds like a fine fine breakfast buddy. I like my bacon limp also, so don't be shy.

MDC, Glad your sweetheart is doing well. That has to make you both happy campers. I am curious as to what kind of grass you have. You said it goes dormant so I suspect it must be some type of Bermuda grass. I know that stuff likes it hot. I usually use my riding mower to suck up the leaves. Some I dump in the garden for compost, but I have way more leaves than I can handle for that, so the rest goes into green waste. But trying to dump the bagger is more than I can do right now. I have a full acre so it can be a chore sometimes to manage, especially when I am hurting like this. But I do enjoy the elbow room. No Smashburgers here. We do have an In-n-Out in a nearby town though. Fortunately it is far enough away that going there is a hassle. Otherwise I would be a to frequent customer. :)

GF, That old Wheeler has a hold on me buddy. Are you still planning on a new hip? Or has MDC's adventures scare you off?

Well I guess I'll go find some preaching on the tube. Still not up yo sitting on those hard pews in our Chapel.

Prayers for all for a delightful Sabbath day.


October 29, 2017 - Msg 108439: Good Sunday morning,all- MDC,it's good to hear that the Missus is doing so well. God bless you both. You made me laugh too,with your "Klepto Nuns" remark-ha!And I also got a kick (bad pun!) out of the story Asa told about his dad & the tv. Guess he fixed it,huh?!

Well, like Spotty said, it's windy down this way,but my rock is secure,so no problems. I don't think we're due for rain though. Spot,you make my bacon real crispy,friend.Thank ya kindly!
Y'all enjoy the day & hope everyone has a good week ahead.

possum u.a.r.

October 29, 2017 - Msg 108440: Asa, I know I have to have it done sometime, but yes I have to admit the procedure and aftermath really concerns me. Some days it is really difficult, some days are tolerable. So I have to pray for wisdom and guidance in this matter. I guess it’s not the procedure but the unknown consequences that worry me.

Think I’ll get a apple and see how long I can make the peeling. Cool wet day today, so it’s a good day to take Rev Tucker’s advice....Amen?


October 29, 2017 - Msg 108441: Possum how was that crispy bacon?..Asa I'm with you limp bacon..I mean cooked but chewy ..want it to tear not break !..well so much for lunch..slow here at work...Lunch menu: Grilled brats with sour kraut and baked beans and can one of you Ladyies make some tater salad ?...Boo yours is good...and we will have sweet tea...SPOT

October 29, 2017 - Msg 108442: It hit the spot, Spot! Ha!

possum again

October 29, 2017 - Msg 108443: A you boy looking for jail time


October 29, 2017 - Msg 108444: Porch-You all have a wonderful weekend. I will be watching another world series game tonight. Might have to go see Ellie for some of that midnight madness perfume. Hope she has some more in stock. Frankie

October 30, 2017 - Msg 108445: Wow, what a world series game tonite! 5 hours, 25 runs, etc, etc, and well-played by both teams too;
but I'm rooting for the Astros, so glad they won!
Frankie, who are you for??
GF--remember that i got the wrong med post-op, otherwise it would have gone a lot smoother!
Once full recovery is done (as i am now) you will feel so much better.
SPOT--the brats were great, but no Possum Puns from me! ha
ASA--What, no padded pews?? I have St. Augustine grass. It is very hardy, but needs total de-thatching every third year, and this is the winter that that is due. Will have it done in January. It comes back to full thickness in about 6 weeks.
Today our reading was on 'sin' in a way, because it was about obeying the two great commandments, the second basically being the 'golden rule.'
ROMEENA-- is all OK?
Also, we havent heard from STERLING in a good long time. I hope all is OK with him and family.

October 30, 2017 - Msg 108446: Good middle-of-the-night, porch. Just not sleepy, and have learned not to fight it. Going to bed when I feel this way is an exercise in futility, and just really annoys Toye Starr, because I keep her awake. So, on nights like this, I watch TV until it just gets TOO boring, then I write for a while if I've got anything going, or play jigsaw puzzles online. They're really cool, fun to work, and no puzzle pieces scattered all over a table somewhere. Tonight is one of those nights, have done all of the above, and am still wide awake. Nothing wrong, just not sleepy.

My son seems to be doing pretty well, he's still not out of the woods, but is doing a bit better each day, per the reports from his sister. Those two were close as children, just 26 months apart in age, and they looked out for each other so sweetly. I guess some things just don't change.

G-F, did I ever tell you about the old gal in my SS class who had a hip replacement? She had it done, 2 1/2 weeks later she walked into SS with a little cane, and the next week, she didn't even use the cane. Instead, she walked through the door, did a little twirl-around for us, and said she wished she had done it all years earlier.

MDC, so glad your wife is doing well. She'll be good as new in no time, I'll bet. Just keep on taking good care of her. About the grass, I have St. Augustine too, with a little bit of Bermuda mixed in, in the back yard. I like the blend, it softens the St. Augustine just a little, but it does run into the flowerbeds really bad, and is hard as all get-out to get rid of when it does. I would never have planted it, but my city-boy husband many years ago got the notion to plant a garden to grow squash and tomatoes. Without telling me, he bought a bale of hay and scattered it over the garden to keep the weeds down. This is a good practice, but not if you use Bermuda hay, which he did. If he had mentioned it to me, I would have stopped him, but he didn't. Needless to say, our problem in the garden was not with weeds, but with Bermuda grass sprouting like hair on a cat. The St. Augustine sends runners into the beds too, but they're big and easy to pull out, and don't tunnel underground and pop up three feet away like Bermuda does. You mentioned de-thatching the St. Augustine every third year. I think we've only done that twice in the 43 years I've lived here. It just doesn't seem to be necessary here. I wonder if it's because of your sandier soil, or the different temperature averages?

I do remember that in San Antonio, my uncle always burned his yard off during the winter. Looked terrible, all charred and black, but he would do it in the very early spring, and in about two weeks fresh green grass would appear and in two more weeks he would have the most beautiful lawn on the street. I can still picture him walking around in his yard, setting fire to the dry grass with his lighter, burning small areas at a time. He'd burn about a three-foot wide strip around the perimeter of the yard, and dragged a garden hose with the nozzle clamped shut around with him, ready to spray anything that tried to go to the neighbor's yard, or got out of hand. Then with that perimeter helping him contain it, he'd burn off the rest of his yard. The fire department would probably frown on that practice these days, but back then, in the 1940s, it was common practice and nobody cared.

Well, guess I'll go try to catch a few Zs. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

October 30, 2017 - Msg 108447: Good Monday morning all.

I didn't see the game last night, but it sounds like it was a good one. It sounds like the bats were cracking.

Romeena, I am glad that Dale continues to improve and that Robbie is there to tend to him. I am sure that puts your heart at peace.

Interesting info on the grasses. Around here Kentucky Blue is the most common or preferred grass it seems. Bermuda grass is considered a noxious weed. The main problem being that it goes dormant so early in the fall and is so late to turn green in the spring. And as Romeena said, it really is aggressive in flower beads and what not. But I can see where it would be preferred in a warmer climate as it thrives on the heat.

GF, Good luck on dealing with the hip buddy. I can certainly understand your hesitating to go forward with it. Ain't it fun to get old? lol

MDC, Our pews are padded, but not much. I reckon if they got them to comfy, we would have a congregation of Gomers nodding off. Besides that, my vote is for a pool table in the basement before I would vote for more padding of the pews. :)

Good Possum pun. Hit the Spot. You're funny for a Possum.

Hope you enjoyed the game Frankie Flint. I heard that GF bought the last bottle of Midnight Madness that Ellie had. Not sure why.

Well off to work for me. I am so far behind I'm not sure where to even start.


October 30, 2017 - Msg 108448: Turns out it was just colored water! ha

October 30, 2017 - Msg 108449: Hi.
Update my friend son is not doing to good up playing and out of bed walking and now he back down and Doc do not no why?
So keep prayer for the famiy.


October 30, 2017 - Msg 108450: We will do TOM, thanks for the update...G-F

October 31, 2017 - Msg 108451: TOM--prayers indeed my friend. Sure hope he improves.
ASA--I hope work went OK for you today, with no back misery. Ever try the Aspercreme patches? They can sure help my back at times.
I dont think Kentucky blue grass would grow out here. The St. Augustine was in and growing when we bought the house almost 40 years ago, so I just kept it. Burmuda doesnt do too good under trees, and we have a big ash tree in the back yard, and the SA does well there. One year, after dethaching,
I tried planting some bermuda seed, but as soon as it came up, the SA grew right over it and it choked it out. Also, as RO mentioned, it can get some 'runners' going into the garden beds, but they are easy to pull out as long as they dont get too established.
RO, I think you are right about the sandy soil here. The SA here grows as an above-ground root system, so it has to be thinned out every now and again.
Possum, set down and stay a while! Thanks for the prayers.
God's blessings folks,

October 31, 2017 - Msg 108452: Oh, and in this tense political climate, I always
liked Johnny Carson's spoofs, because he did it of
everyone! This one is always a good laugh...


October 31, 2017 - Msg 108453: Breakfast Menu: I-HOP on Possum and Boo...eat a lot ! ..SPOT

October 31, 2017 - Msg 108454: Good morning porch.

Thanks for the breakfast Possum and Boo. I kind of out did myself. (burp)

I love that sketch MDC. Carson was funny without being mean. I would think Kentucky Blue would not do so well in your area either. It tends to struggle in severe heat and requires a lot of water in the summer. I have not tried the patches you mentioned. I am still very sore, and I can't take any muscle relaxers when I am working. So by afternoon it's pretty tight. But I continue, albeit very slow, to improve each day. I just have to remember back a week ago where I was needing a cane to hobble around with.

Happy Halloween everybody. Hope you don't get spooked to bad.

Tom, Prayers continue for your friends Son. Sorry to hear of his setback.

Prayers for all.


October 31, 2017 - Msg 108455: Good morning, porch. MDC, I wonder how many times that "Who's on first" routine has been reworked and replayed, and it's still funny, every time! Thanks for sharing that classic skit.

TOM, I'm still praying for your friend's son. Here's hoping there will be better news very soon.

Asa, I am so sorry you're having to deal with that miserable back. What with your line of work, and your responsibilities to assist your wife, a bad back is just about all you need. I fully understand your reluctance to undergo surgery, and agree that there are risks that don't just affect you, but others as well. However, I do wish you would at least find a highly-qualified surgeon and at least go in for an assessment and find out exactly what's needed, what the risks are, and more importantly, what the expected outcome is. I get it, I really do. The back surgery I had was a big one, took 4 1/2 hours, and a lot of work was done. However, I was in such screaming pain that there was no choice. The surgeon told me the risk was low, and the outcome would be zero pain. I was in surgery the next morning, recovery was a breeze, and I'm pain-free today. In that area of my back, that is. I still have a problem with the scoliosis, and it causes a lot of discomfort. I hesitate to call it pain, because when I compare it with the pain I had that morning when the sacral plate shattered, well - there's no comparison.

The pain I have now is chronic, never gets above a 4 or 5 out of 10, and is relieved by sitting or lying down. The same surgeon has assessed the situation, told me there is a surgery that could correct the problem, but he doesn't do it. If I'm sure I want it, he will refer me to someone else. Why doesn't he do it? Because it's a big, major surgery, long recovery time, and the success rate is about 50%. Half the people who have it get a good result. The other half are either the same afterward, or sometimes worse. He said he doesn't like those odds, and I agree with him. I won't attempt that. What I'm saying here is - you need to find a good surgeon, let him (or her!) tell you what is needed and give you the odds of success. Get a second opinion, if you wish. Then decide. These days, a very large percentage of "back problems" can be fixed with simple procedures, and you'll be pain free. It seems to me that your problem is getting worse, and one of these days you'll be forced to do something, by which time it may require more repair than would be needed now.

OK, I'm done meddling. I just hate to hear that you're in such misery and trying to work, probably just aggravating the problem. I won't say any more, but please think about it.

Well, guess I'd better go feed my small room mate. She's in here nudging me on the ankle, and making tiny woofy sounds, which mean "feed me!" Sweet little thing. --Romeena

October 31, 2017 - Msg 108456: Happy Halloween! See y'all at the Rimshaw house at dark!

possum u.a.r.

October 31, 2017 - Msg 108457: Here's a fun lil' Halloween video featuring Don Knotts & some other familiar faces- Enjoy!


possum again

October 31, 2017 - Msg 108458: Thanks Possum...I Hadn’t seen that one before...G-F

October 31, 2017 - Msg 108459: Romeena, Please don't think you are meddling at all. I know your advice is based on love, concern, and experience. And you make perfect sense in what you say. I would say that how I am currently feeling that I will most likely be doing just what you suggest. I'll just have to man up with the MRI thing I suppose. Thank you for caring and gently nudging me along Dear. :)


November 01, 2017 - Msg 108460: I might have shared it before, but it's worth repeating, I reckon, but I had a nun for a teacher in 5th grade. Had one of those TV sets you used as a monitor for videos and whatnot. IIRC, you didn't have to set it to channel 3 or anything. Anyway, one day she took the tape out, and the game show Concentration was on. She was immediately and completely fascinated by the gameboard as the squares turned around. Thereafter, every single day, we spent a half hour of class time watching the show. Warn't nobody complaining.

Another great WS game tonight. I don't have a TV in the house, so I watched some of it at a local sports bar/restaurant. I don't care for their food at all, never have, can't understand why they do so much business, and tonight they managed to mess up wings. They were just massively undercooked. I could tell by looking at them. But looks can be deceiving, so I tried a few. I suffered through a couple and tossed them. I only hoped I wouldn't get sick. It's been a couple hours now so I guess I'm okay. I am not one to go complain. I just won't go back. If you ask me, if you get in the SW Ohio area, avoid all Eli's locations.

Billy Ray the Restaurant Critic Postman

November 01, 2017 - Msg 108461: ASA--check out this link about the back lidocaine patches. As I mentioned, they help my aching back! See this link: http://www.aspercreme.com/pain-relieving-patch-lidocaine.html it's not a cure, but very good temporary relief.
Have you ever had a spinal x-ray or CT scan of that area done?
ALL--Good game tonite, tho I did not like the outcome. Game 7 Wed.! Go Astros.
POSSUM--always a classic song, but I never knew that Don was on Donnie and Marie's show! Thanks
Billy Rae--thanks for the warning! ha Maybe it was their halloween special. That was funny about your nun experience. Tho there were a few who rapped the knuckles, I never really had any issues thru 8 grades. Infact, my 8th grade teacher recognized my art talent, and helped me to enhance it. She loved to draw too.
I missed Possum at the Remshaw place, but pappabear was there! :)
I took Cecile to a hair appt today to wash her hair and set it. She can't do it "one-handed" and didn't want me
to try it! ha Her first time out in a week, and she enjoyed it.

November 01, 2017 - Msg 108462: I started second grade in 1969, and by then most of the really hard core nuns with knuckle rapping and all had retired or were told to settle down. Some of the older kids(it was 2nd through 8th grades)had memories of it though. We did have a nun who came along to teach second grade the year after I was in who told a lot of......ummmmmmm......creative stories, much like Andy and Paul Revere, typically with terrible consequences (Waking up to find a cross shaped scar upon their body, etc) falling upon young Catholic children who dared to push the limits of clean living by holding hands, etc. It seemed to work on the 8 year olds, who became notorious for breathlessly telling everyone, "Sr. Julia says ___________". The older kids loved to repeat those three words, which invevitably sent us all into giggles. Come to think of it, that might have been the world's first meme.

Billy Ray the Postman

November 01, 2017 - Msg 108463: Billy Ray.... Those wings probably came from chickens who did ALOT of flying is my guess!...
Also it sounds like you and MDC had Nuns like the “Penguin” in the “Blues Brothers” movie...lol https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t2WMgrhtXZE

MDC...Good On you for taking your wife to the beauty parlor to get “accessorized” That always makes one feel better to get jazzed up a bit...BTW...Did you get a manicure while you were waiting on her?...tehehaha ;)

On the World Series subject, not really a fan of either team, but you have got to admit, they have been some good games to watch and that is how it should be to come down to a game 7 but I’m still bummed out that the Indians aren’t there, but That’s Life!

Well, we survived another Halloween, not being a prude or anything but it just amazes me how big this has become. Bigger than Christmas for a lot of people, but it says a lot about the Sorry state of things these days...Just Sayin’


November 01, 2017 - Msg 108464: p.s. For the record I would like to see the Astro’s win. Houston has been through a lot and would be great for the city to rally around with a World Series Championship....G-F

November 01, 2017 - Msg 108465: Good morning, porch. G-F, what a kind, thoughtful and insightful comment to make! Being a Texan, of course I'd like to see the Astros win, but it hadn't occurred to me that it would be such an encouraging thing for a city that's been battered so badly. I'm sure it would go a long way toward raising the morale level there. They've really been through a lot.

Halloween was quiet here. Robbi and Richard usually come here for a few days at Halloween, bring a tub full of candy, and on that night, we sit out on the driveway with silly hats on, milk-jug jack-o-lanterns sitting around, and our dogs on our laps, also wearing silly hats. (They hate those hats!) We hand out the candy to the hordes of children that come by, and really enjoy seeing the kids in their costumes, especially the smallest ones. They're so funny, they have no clue why Mama has dressed them up and is dragging them up and down the streets, but people are giving them candy, so it's okay with them. The teens are fun to watch, too. Some of their costumes are quite creative, and it's hilarious to watch them try to act cool, while they're really feeling a little silly. Now and then one of them appears perfectly comfortable, really gets in the spirit of it, has a cool costume, and will talk with us for a bit. Those are the kids who will go far in this world. They're not self-conscious, are friendly and outgoing, and will do well.

This year, with Robbi out in Florida, Richard chose not to come alone (understandably) and I wasn't going to sit out there on that driveway by myself, so I just left the porch lights and driveway lights off, and didn't answer the doorbell. It only rang three times, and I knew it would only be bigger kids who would approach a dark door. My porch is behind a screen of shrubbery, not visible from the street, and would be a perfect setup for someone with bad intentions. I never open the front door for anyone until I know who it is and why they're there. I'm not afraid, just cautious. My mama didn't raise any dummies.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up something to eat, and feed my little fluffy friend as well. She just hates it when I stop off at the computer in the morning! Blessings, friends. --Romeena

November 02, 2017 - Msg 108466: Astros win the World Series! So glad for them and the city of Houston! I was rooting for them.
All Saints Day is today, and just a small bit of history, halloween was originally known as "all hallows eve." (all holy evening) It was the church's attempt to counter the pagan things going on on the 31st.
But somewhere along the line it morphed into halloween. I agree with GF, it has changed so much from when I was a kid. Very little scary stuff back then, and mostly just a chance for us kids to 'dress up.' Every year I went as a 'hobo' because my dad would burn a cork and rub the black carbon
on my face as a 'beard!' ha Again, simpler times for sure.
All goes well here, Cecile will see the surgeon on Friday. I will take her because sehe is still taking tylenol with codiene, and also her arm must stay in a sling for two months!
BOO--we missed you here on your 'namesake's' day! ha
I hope all goes OK with the rehab kids. They remain in my prayers.
Take care all,

November 02, 2017 - Msg 108467: Yall got any leftovers ?..been busy in the field ..SPOT

November 03, 2017 - Msg 108468: SPOT--I made chicken tenders tonight. Cut up some breast meat, rolled them in a breadcrumb and egg mixture, and then to the oven. We do have a few leftover so I'll send them your way along with a corn on the cob! :)
ROMEENA, a while back you mentioned that your Kroger now has Tilamook cheeses. Our Fry's (which is owned by Kroger)has had Tilamook for about 20 years! Yes, good stuff indeed.
ALL--I realized earlier today that I spoke THREE languages in one short order at a fast food place... "I'd like two tostadas a la carte please." Our language is sure crazy! ha But then there is
India with over a thousand languages!
ASA--I sure hope your back misery is doing better!
Prayers for all,

November 03, 2017 - Msg 108469: Good Friday morning all.
Thanks MDC. It is slowly getting better each day. I am doing some gentle stretching exercises now and I think they are helping. You got me laughing with your post to Romeena about Fry's having had Tilamook for 20 years. You sounded like Ollie telling Andy "I hate to knock your Town, but Lake Charles paved their gas works parking lot 3 years ago"! That line always cracks me up for some reason.

Well I hope everyone is doing well. Makes me sad that Boo and so many others are not posting anymore. :( Oh well, that's life, through and through.

Prayers for all for a great day and weekend.


November 04, 2017 - Msg 108470: BOO, POSSUM, STERLING, JOHN MASTERS, LUCY...APB!!! :)
BOO- is Erin back in school yet? Hope the school clean-up went well.
"Don't you people swing around here?"
"Sure, we've got plenty of swings down at the school yard! We just don't use 'em at night."
That's one of my favs ASA, tho I like the Ollie one too.
Cecile's surgeon said that she is coming along great. He removed the sealed dressing showing the scar, but it has healed really nicely. Now she starts a few more
"at home" exercises, and in two weeks, professional PT.
Have a good wekend all, life is short, so act like somebody! :)

November 04, 2017 - Msg 108471: MDC, Your last quote made me laugh...My Mantra quote is...”Life’s Too Short, And So Am I “ ..lol....G-F

November 04, 2017 - Msg 108472: G-F, yeah, I am more than a little disturbed at how big Halloween has become. Could it possibly ever become bigger than Christmas? I mean, no way, but I'd have never dreamed it'd get to the point it is now. And the costumes and parties in general have become darker. I think very soon they will become much more dark. In an increasingly unreligious society, you can be sure that people will fill their lives with things that are un- or anti- religious. I'm really concerned about this and don't think it's just harmless fun one day a year.

Well, hope nobody fell asleep during my Sermon of the Day.

Billy Ray the Part Time Preaching Postman