November 04, 2017 - Msg 108473: The Midnight Madness perfume reminds me of one of my all time favorite sitcom lines. It was on Happy Days, and Potsie, maybe Ralph, had put on some cologne called "Midnight Passion". As people would get near him, they'd react very negatively and you could tell the point was it smelled bad. Fonzie came along, sniffed, and asked what it was. Potsie proudly told him he was wearing Midnight Passion. Whereupon The Fonz answered, "Smells more like midnight pasture."

Billy Ray the Postman.

November 04, 2017 - Msg 108474: Oh dear, I think that was my first sweep ever. To tell the truth, I have never been real big on that one. But now that it's happened to me, I feel a bit obliged. I guess there's some comfort in little traditions.

Billy Ray the Postman

November 04, 2017 - Msg 108475: He’s Billy Ray the “Porch Sweeping” Postman Now!

November 04, 2017 - Msg 108476: There oughta be some kind of First Timer's Acknowledgement or something for Billy Ray-like a Golden Broom Award! Welcome to the Porch Sweepers Club!

possum u.a.r.

November 04, 2017 - Msg 108477: Hey Asa....I spent most of the day doing yard work, and MOST of my leaves haven’t even fallen yet!.....
Thankfully I had a “Aleve” day...I went from “A” As in Aleve to “W” as in Wheeler!...And I think I’ll finish the alphabet off with a whole bunch of Zz’s .....

Good Multi-tasking sweeping job Billy Ray.....


November 05, 2017 - Msg 108478: Good late evening, porch! Agree to the concerns about Halloween - it does seem to be losing its innocent "spookiness", compared to the days when we dressed our toddler son as Tweety-bird, and took him out for trick-or-treat. We were invited into homes, received cookies and punch, and popcorn balls, all sorts of homemade goodies, as grandma-types made much ado over our little boy. Those were fun days. That still happens in some neighborhoods. When Robbi and Richard are here, we have our little ritual of sitting on the driveway and enjoying the kids and handing out candy. There are still young parents out showing off their little ones, and they're still cute. When the visitors start being older and rougher-looking we just close up shop and go in the house.

Good sweep, Billy Ray. Everybody gets a turn sooner or later, and you did it very nicely. You even dusted my rocker, I see. Thank you!

A group of us old gals went to a movie this afternoon, saw "Let There Be Light". It's an excellent, inspiring and uplifting movie. Kevin Sorbo stars in it and turned in his usual classy performance. It's pretty much a family endeavor, as his real-life wife and two sons played his wife and sons in the movie. All turned in great performances, even the kids. Kevin Sorbo has long been a favorite of mine, and I highly recommend the movie.

Well, guess I'll turn in. Got to be up early in the morning to make it to preachin' on time. I've got some new dangly earrings I'm planning to wear - I hope they're not too much. --Romeena

November 05, 2017 - Msg 108479: Billy Ray, that is a great line! As for a similar TAGS line, I like the one where Barney tries a new cologne, and everyone who sniffs it asks him if he'd been fishing! ha
RO--Shawn Hannity put up a lot of his personal funds to help produce that film. In the first week it did better at the box office than some of the high-budget Hollywood movies!
GF--Glad you got some wheeler time after your yard-work day. Now ya gotta clean out the gutters! :(
Possum, that would be the perfect award!

All- I made spaghetti tonite for dinner. Whenever we have spaghetti, I can help but think of the TAGS "spaghetti dinners" episode. Poor Andy.
Have a good Sabbath. I hope none of your pastors' messages are not dry as dirt! :)

November 05, 2017 - Msg 108480: OOPS, double negative, but y'all get the idea. :)

November 05, 2017 - Msg 108481: Good Sabbath all.

Hey Romeena, thanks for the movie review. I will go see it. I seldom go to the movies anymore for obvious reasons. But I do like to support those who produce good and decent productions.

GF, Glad you got some Wheeler time, and I hope your aches didn't stop you from getting some sleep. Most of my leaves are on the ground now. I got a few picked up Friday night before the rains came. Rained most of yesterday, so I wasn't able to do anything with them. I hope I can get them picked up before we gat any snow.

MDC, Did you put any Oregano in your sauce buddy? lol

Gosh Billy Ray, why so dismissive about your sweeping? You may not have swept much prior, but your sweep has quality. Kind of like Talbot with his bulletin board. lol When you consider the total population of the world, and then consider the small handful of people who have ever swept the porch, why you my friend have joined a very exclusive club, and this morning you stand a little taller due to that event! lol

Well I reckon I will go find a sermon on the tube. Still not up to them hard pews quite yet. My Wheeler and I have become quite close. :)

Prayers for all.


November 05, 2017 - Msg 108482: Good morning, porch! Like a dummy, I forgot about "fall back" last night, and so I cheated myself out of an hour of sleep! A hour I sorely needed, mind you! I didn't realize it until I was setting my watch, and wondered why the clock I was going by said it was 7:50 instead of 8:50. I was ready to walk out the door, for heaven's sake! Oh well. No harm done. I'll just get in my chair and catch a nap this afternoon.

Asa, like you, I had almost stopped going to movies, until I discovered this site: I think I've emailed links to it before. They don't hesitate to call out a scuzzy movie, or even one that pushes the envelope a bit. I've seen three movies recently, and they've all been very good, and all recommended by this website.

Well, guess I'll head on up to the church here in a bit. Toye Starr is thoroughly confused, she knows I'm dressed to go out, and yet I'm still here?? Poor little thing - she never knows what to expect from her mama, and she absolutely hates it when I leave her. She grieves! I mean, grieves! She paces and wails so pitifully. I know this because she even does it when someone else is here and I leave. My daughter has even recorded the pitiful scene on her phone. She doesn't actually howl, but it's close. It's just a soft, throaty little "a-ooo", and often closes with a tiny bark. She hangs out by the door to the garage if there's someone here, or she's sitting by the bedroom door, waiting for me to open it, if she's alone. It really makes it hard to leave her, and I don't if I have a choice. I can't believe she's ten years old. In so many ways, she still acts like a puppy, scampering around and playing with toys, tussling with Diesel, and guarding the mail slot. Then at times I'll catch her holding one little foot up, like it might hurt a little. She often stands on three legs, holding her right back leg up. I guess she's got a little arthritis, but then she'll take off like a gazelle, and run, run, run around the living room, so I guess it's not too bad. Sorry - enough about that! I just love the little thing so much.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

November 05, 2017 - Msg 108483: Prayers for Texas Shooting ...hard prayers...God help us ...SPOT

November 05, 2017 - Msg 108484: Dear God, help us all. We know the source of this evil deed. As the Bible says in I Peter 5:8 - "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." He is the author of deeds like this, but God is greater, and Satan loses in the end. I know, because I've read the end of the Book!

In a town as tiny as Sutherland Springs, population less than 500, there's probably not a family in the town that wasn't hit by a terrible loss. Parents, grandparents, children - all slain by this angry, demented, demon-possessed man, who is even now standing before the Lord in judgment. Please pray for all those families, as they try to comfort each other, explain to children, deal with their own questions, and all the aftermath that follows such a hellish deed. Pray for peace for them. At least when the victims went to meet the Lord, they were in His house. What better place to be? --Romeena

November 05, 2017 - Msg 108485: I tell ya, It seems like every time something like this happens, I think how much worse can it get. And each time it does get worse, and it is going on with such frequency now, it is numbing us.
Prayers for all who have been and will be impacted by this evilness.


November 05, 2017 - Msg 108486: With TV shows like the dark 'Lucifer,' Gotham, etc, and even one of a chef throwing around food and yelling obscenities, and halloween becoming so dark, yet popular; is it any wonder what we see happening? The U.S. needs to repent big time. When Ninevah repented, God spared it. Can we do the same? I pray we can!
One bright spot in all bad lately is that I got to gather today with some former students that I taught in the early '70s! We had so much fun talking about those 'good old days,' and they truly were. Several former 8th grade students told me how much they enjoyed my class, and how they actually learnt something! That makes a guy feel good like I
accomplished some good!
Monday I get an echo-cardiogram to see how my heart is doing.
Lord Jesus be with us all.

November 05, 2017 - Msg 108487: All this talk reminds me of a song by the Judds...

Grandpa, tell me 'bout the good old days
Sometimes it feels like this world's gone crazy
And Grandpa, take me back to yesterday
When the line between right and wrong
Didn't seem so hazy...
....Amen Gang?

Or keeping with MDC’s 70’s theme..10-4 Good Buddies?...


November 05, 2017 - Msg 108488: I feel so heartbroken over the church shooting. It happened a little over an hour north of me and it's so disturbing. I just keep praying and wishing I could do more.


November 06, 2017 - Msg 108489: Amen, G-F, and my heart & prayers go out to the community of Sutherland Springs & all touched by this horrific act.It's gotta stop-how much more can this ol' world take?!

possum again

November 06, 2017 - Msg 108490: I never thought I'd say something like this - the idea never occurred to me, but with the rash of church shootings we've seen, I wonder if it's time to establish some sort of security measures at the churches? The events seem to follow a pattern - the shooter enters after services are underway. Perhaps once the service begins, the outer doors could be locked (they still open from inside for fire safety) and a member stationed inside to open the door for latecomers. If the latecomer is unknown to them, then proceed with caution when admitting the person. Visually check for the presence of weapons. If there's any question, then designated guards could unobtrusively seat themselves near that person. These people would be armed, and ready to take the stranger down, if he should initiate aggression.

I know for a fact that there are at least half a dozen of our men who are armed in our services, and they sit scattered throughout the sanctuary. One is a retired police officer, and carries a pistol in his boot. I'm sure there others in addition to the ones I know, now that we have a concealed carry law. It's comforting to know that we wouldn't exactly be sitting ducks if someone should come in shooting. Several of the ducks are prepared to shoot back.

Isn't that sad? Isn't that just sad?? That it should come to this, that churchgoing people have to consider being armed, and willing to shoot someone who is shooting at them? Oh yes, the gun-grabbers have already jumped on this, and trumpeted their no-doubt sincere belief that all we have to do is make guns illegal and it will all stop. Well, drugs are illegal, and that hasn't worked out too well. Alcohol was once illegal, and we know how that ended. As my father often said, "You can't legislate morality." Boy, was he ever right. Just for the sake of argument, let's say that gun control would work, guns all gone. No more guns. A deranged individual like the Sutherland Springs shooter will find a way. He has a cause that makes sense to him, and he will find a way. It may be a bomb, several grenades, firebombs, whatever, but he'll do it. I'm just glad he killed himself at the end. Now the taxpayers don't have to spend the next twenty years feeding, clothing and housing him, making sure he's warm or cool, and all comfy, and paying someone to trim his hangnails if he gets one.

All of this is just broken-hearted rhetoric, friends. The problem will not be solved by any means devised by man. The problem will not be solved until Jesus comes again. --Romeena

November 06, 2017 - Msg 108491: The world needs Jesus for sure.

November 06, 2017 - Msg 108492: Wow, after all the compliments about my sweeping, I am feeling about as proud as Ernest T getting his diploma. Maybe I need to make a speech. "I'd like to thank my Mother Figure and......"

One last rant about Halloween. Of course, at the Post Office, you ain't allowed to read the mail. But occasionally you'll see a newspaper article and notice something or another, without reading it. Anyway, I continue to be amazed at how often you see on a front page the supposed Safety Rules. And inevitably, there's a mention of not eating apples or unwrapped candy or what have you. So, in my lifetime, I think there's been two cases of kids poisoned by Halloween candy, and one of them was a father doing it to their own kid in their own house. So for that, we RUIN a nice day, a day where all the adults do a little something nice for the kids. And those kids are warned by their parents not to eat any candy as it just might be poisoned by Miss Edwards next door or something.

Are you kidding me? Just give the kids an inarculation of Paranoia/Neurosis Disease while you're at it. Like someone handing out apples would slip in a razor blade and not realize they'd figure out that the kid cut by a razor blade in an apple got it from the guy handing out apples! I am really aggravated every year when I see those well meaning but ridiculously alarmist stories and wonder when people will develop some common sense. Seems those newspaper writers should act like they're somebody.

Billy Ray the Postman

November 06, 2017 - Msg 108493: It's too bad that we don't all really live in Mayberry, where the high sheriff isn't even armed on duty, much less when he goes to church.

Billy Ray the Postman

November 06, 2017 - Msg 108494: Still Praying ...SPOT

November 07, 2017 - Msg 108495: Came here to see if everything was ok in Mayberry.
Relieved to see Boo and Romeena check in after hearing about that church shooting. I know there are probably many Baptist churches in Texas, but hey, the mind can think a lot of things when you hear about stuff like that.

Lotta evil in the world. I think satan knows his time is short.
Going to get worse before it gets better. But we all know that.

Prayers for everyone.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 07, 2017 - Msg 108496: Sterling, and Billy Ray, good to see you posting
tho I wish the circumstances were better.
On an up note, I saw the heart failure cardiologist again today, and she said my CT scan looked good,
and I do not have any calcification, and no constrictive cardiomyopathy. (Not to be confused with "a PATH y.") ha Tuesday I get another echocardiogram. Oh the joy of getting old.
GF--Amen on your little song!

November 07, 2017 - Msg 108497: Hey MDC, Glad your scan looked good. I hope the echo looks fine and dandy. Make sure they look for a torn calcium. Those little buggars can be a nuisance. :)

Good to see you Sterling. I hope all is well for you and yours.

Nice to see you Boo.

Well off to watch some Matlock. He sure makes a hot dog look good.


November 07, 2017 - Msg 108498: Matlock today ASA?, sounds like work didnt happen, huh? Well, it IS better to take care of yourself than to chance hurting yourself further.
I made wienies and beans for dinner tonite, and my wife,
who is also a tags fan (tho not quite as fan-NA-TI-CAL)
asked me if Robin's merry men were also coming
to dinner. harhar What's a guy to do? :)
My prayers continue for all porchsters, and for

November 08, 2017 - Msg 108499: Good morning all.

MDC, I am back to work. I have Matlock on DVD. Last night I watched an episode that had the Actor who played Frankie Flints daddy. He was the Sheriff of a small town in N. Carolina. The night before was an episode that had Jack Dobson (Howard Spruage) in it. He didn't act much like old Howard though. Must have been the actor of the man. :) Andy seemed to be very loyal to his fellow actors/actresses on TAGS because they showed up quite a bit on Matlock. Helen, Thel, Barney, Howard. Seems like there were more, but my mind is blank right now.
Weenies and beans huh? Good thing Peggy didn't show up and cook you a real meal. Your Wife might just have heaved a leg a lamb at your head, bad shoulder or not! HA!

Well off to work for me.
Prayers for all.


P.S. If you get a chance, you need to watch Floyd's TCNW episode this week. His segment of "Yes Nancy, there is a Mayberry" is very well done. Great job Allen.

November 08, 2017 - Msg 108500: In fact. here is a link to it.


November 08, 2017 - Msg 108501: Yes Asa I agree, another Great show from Allan. You should have dropped in on the discussions while you were there Buddy, But Sometimes it gets pretty hectic watching the podcast and keeping up with the sidebar discussions. That is what is nice with him putting it on YouTube, you can go back and watch it anytime..

MDC... Nothin wrong with beans n weenies...I like’em!....

Good to see Boo and Sterling drop in for a minute....


November 08, 2017 - Msg 108502: Speaking of Boo...Getting cold on my end of the porch, about time to pull out your warm scarf! You concur Asa?

November 08, 2017 - Msg 108503: Hello Porch!
It has been a while since I posted but I have been visiting and enjoying everyone else postings.
After hearing about the tragic events in Sutherland Springs I thought about the porch with Romeena and Boo being in TX and I was not sure if any other regulars here live in TX as well but I did want to read everyone here’s reaction.
I leave near Nashville, TN and in September we had a church shooting in Antioch a suburb of Nashville; while it did not have as great of loss of life as Sutherland Springs it was tragic none the less.
In response to Romeena's post Msg 108490 about security at Church I wanted to tell you about what we started at our Church about 4 years ago.
We became concerned about our congregation’s safety because we are located within sight of the exit/on ramps to one of the busiest interstates in our state. At that time, we formed a Response Team of gentlemen from our congregation who would meet the qualifications listed in the Bible for a Deacon. This team is not only responsible for the safety of the congregation but we are there to serve any needs that any of our parishioners or visitors may have during the service such as illness, directions or if the person has special needs from a disability to the temperature and lighting controls. Once the service starts all doors are locked to outside entrance except for one main set of doors. One of our team members is located in a strategic area in the lobby so that he can see all entry points and along with that we have a Sheriffs Deputy in the lobby as well and with his patrol car parked in the parking lot we feel that it does and has deterred some bad guys from coming onto the Church property. We also have one of our team members stationed in our Children's area as well as a team member within sight of the nursery. As you might imagine the remainder of our team members are located throughout the congregation during the service and we always make a 'sweep' of all rooms, closets, offices and the baptistery before the service starts to ensure we have no one hiding waiting to jump out at the opportune moment.
Every one of our Response Team members have their right to carry permit and are armed and present at all of Church Services and activities on the property. We have enough team members so that we can do a rotation on our schedule to allow each member to have at least one Sunday a month off duty; however, each one us still wears our communication piece and we carry our weapon even on the Sundays we are off just in case we are needed.
In addition we meet as a team once every month to review our process and procedures for not only handling someone intent to on doing harm but for other emergencies such as a fire or inclement weather. We also practice firearm safety and target practice during these meetings. Our prayer is that we never have to use our weapons but we want to be prepared so that we can use them properly and safely.
I am one of the founding members of this Response Team and it saddens me in a way that I have to serve my Church in this manner but then I also look upon it as a privilege and honor to provide a sense of safety and security to our members so that they can enjoy the services without anxiousness about their safety or the safety of their children.
We have only had three or four instances where we were called into action since we formed the response the team and Thankfully each one was handled without any physical confrontation and with the majority of our congregation not even knowing that anything had happened.

My apologies for writing a book but I wanted to share our experiences here concerning Church Safety, especially with the most recent events, in hope that someone else might be able to take something from this to their Church to increase their safety.

We are truly living in what appears to be the last days that the Bible refers to but the good news is that as Ro said we know how the book ends and who wins in the is God who wins and those of us who have accepted by faith what Jesus did for us on the cross we win too!

I hope everyone has a Mayberry kinda of day and act like somebody!
SMH (Smoky Mtn Hillbilly)

November 08, 2017 - Msg 108504: Good afternoon gang...headed to work ..Lunch will be Kentucky Fried Chicken !..will read archives at lunch..Prayers...SPOT

November 09, 2017 - Msg 108505: Good evening, porch. SMH, you have outlined a good plan here, and it's one that can be used by any cburch, large or small. A little tweaking, upsizing or downsizing is all that's needed, according to the size of the property you're securing and the number of people you need to protect. I have sent it to our missions pastor. Why him? Well, he's the chaplain to the police department here in Irving, he often rides with the officers, he's a dedicated and innovative man, and not afraid of anything that I know of. He'd be very open to this, and for all I know, he's already got a plan in operation. He would do something like this quietly and most of the membership wouldn't even know it was in place.

Our congregation is largely made up of senior citizens, though the mix is slowly shifting. I'm afraid that a significant number of those older folks would be horrified at the idea of guards at the church, and the idea that the person sitting next to them might have a gun in their boot would scare them to death. I'm an "older folk" myself, but I definitely don't share that mindset. In fact, I'm still considering getting my CCL myself, and just might have a gun in my purse one of these days. Yes, I know how to use it. It's hard to believe it has come to this, but apparently, it has. I'm still just in shock over the shooting down south. That peaceful little town - hard to believe.

Blessings, porch! --Romeena

November 09, 2017 - Msg 108506: SMH, that sure sounds like a good plan and program.
I will indeed talk to our pastor about such a thing as these
days unfortunately call for such measures. In fact, I believe I'll print out your post and show it to him!
ASA, thanks for the clarification about Matlock.
I asked because we get it at about 11 AM here on ME-TV. Thank you for the podcast link!!
Take care all,

November 09, 2017 - Msg 108507: You're welcome MDC. Glad you enjoyed it.
Anther reason I enjoy Matlock is the way Andy will often throw in little Mayberry tidbits. It's almost a silent nod to us TAGS fans. Last night he was grilling a man in the witness stand, and the man asked him if he knew what a kleptomaniac was. Matlock gave a short laugh and responded that he once knew a feller who pronounced it kleptominerac. On another episode he gave Earnest. T's little poem about "If I had known you were a comin, I'd knowed what to do, I'd stuck up both arms and waved at you". There are several other things he did like that. It really didn't add anything to the story line. Like I said, it just seemed like a small little something for us TAGS fans.

Amen on the scarf wearing GF. Boo sure took good care of us, bless her heart. I hope she and her family are back to normal after that hurricane.

Yes Romeena and SMH, Just a shame that we are discussing the security measures that will be needed anymore in our Churches. Mans hearts will wax cold though. That's pretty cold in my book.

I sure got me a nice cold already. Started in my head and has traveled south now down into my chest. Developed a nasty barking cough. I am glad my back has eased up some now. Nothing much worse to have a nagging cough with a dinky back. I have done that before. It bites!

Well better get working. Lots to do before winter hits. Thankfully no snow yet. We had a few flurries hit on Tuesday, and the mountains got quite a bit, but nothing stuck down here in the valley. And now we are supposed to be dry and a bit warmer all week. That works for me.
Prayers for all.


November 09, 2017 - Msg 108508: COLD.

DEAR. lord and master
Dear.Lord and Master of my life
I give my heart to thee
I need thee; everlasting lord.
to set my spirit free
Dear Lord and Master of my life,
Renew my waning will.
My heart and soul are Thine,
and I adore Thee still.
Dear Lord and MASTER of my life,
Please take away my cares,
I Love Thee oh my blessed Lord
Come listen to my prayers.

My friend son came home today with a I V in him for some time insizd are just not right.

November 09, 2017 - Msg 108509: Continued Prayers TOM, And a fitting poem for the situation too Buddy!....

We are supposed to get some of that frozen water stuff that starts with the letter “S” tomorrow and will be on,y in the 20’s. Man I’m sure not ready for that mess yet. But I did spend the day cleaning yet another round of leaves up. Unfortunately there’s still a lot of them on the trees yet...The sad thing is I also put away the porch rockers until Spring, that’s the last straw..But..That’s Life!....


November 10, 2017 - Msg 108510: Tom, yes prayers indeed for your friend.
Keep warm buddy! Thanks for the poem.
ASA--Yup, one matlock ep ends with Andy singing the "Old Mule" song to a bunch of sick kids. Very cool. This is the tags version:

One thing that oregano definitely helps get rid of is colds! Give it a try if you have some. Otherwise zinc and vitamin C of course.
At least you dont have to make anymore 'generator runs!' :)
HELLO TO ALL! November blessings for a nice autumn (into winter)!

November 10, 2017 - Msg 108511: Hey there Billy Ray ..well cool weather has arrived in Ga..down close to freezing tonight..winter crops are doing well..cabbage ect. Hey MDC,Romeena,Asa,SMH,TOM,Possum,Boo,SH and all..well we got some egg salad and bacon fried up this morning ...yall are welcome to some...well let me get some outages taken care of...Hope to be able to retire soon..will be 58 next month and working on 37 years here at the old power company ...Prayers SPOT

November 10, 2017 - Msg 108512: Good Friday morning all. Sure do hope it will be a good one for all of us.

MDC, There is also an episode when he is singing Salty Dog. And in one episode Ben and Les (Barney) do the old come at me with that knife in slow motion routine. It was very obvious that the two were great friends. I'll have to try that Oregano idea. I do the Zinc at Vit. c. I also take some Echinacea extract. Halls used to have a lozenge that had all 3 things in it. I swore by the stuff. At the first hint of a cold, I would start sucking on those and 9 times out of 10 by the next morning the cold was gone. But I can't find the stuff no more anywhere. I guess they quit making it. Really bums me out.

Spot, I'll have some of that breakfast buddy. Load me up. I am at 34 years at my work, so I hope to hang up the tool belt soon. Then I will only wear it for entertaining purposes. :)

GF, I heard the entire East was supposed to get some cold weather this weekend. You guys had it pretty mild last year if I remember right. Payback time? I hope it isn't too bad for y'all.

Glad your buddy is home at least Tom. That has got to be better than the Hospital. I pray he will recover fully.

Well off to work for me.
Prayers for all.


November 10, 2017 - Msg 108513: Good morning, porch. This mention of bacon this morning makes me hungry. I just have to share a bacon recipe with you all. First let me say, this is not "diet" bacon, nor is it recommended for diabetics unless you're on insulin and can manage the extra sugar that way. Healthful? Probably not. Delicious? Oh yeah!

Start with a good brand of bacon, thick sliced. Cut the slices in half, so they're smaller and easy to manage. Start a skillet slowly heating, with a tablespoon or two of oil in it. (I use olive oil.) Put some brown sugar on a paper towel. Put some flour on another towel. Press a slice of the bacon into the brown sugar (both sides) and then into the flour. Lay the bacon in the oil and start it frying. Turn it as needed, watch carefully and don't let it burn. It will burn quickly if you let it, because of the sugar. Don't overcook it. Drain it on a paper towel, and enjoy! I promise you, you ain't had bacon until you've had this bacon. Don't try it with any of that fake bacon, the turkey stuff or whatever. It just won't work.

Well, gotta run. Errands to do today. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

November 10, 2017 - Msg 108514: Wow Romeena that bacon will lay heavy on yer chest ! ..but we can work it off..for sure gona try it..Asa we can travel together after our retirement and put on some tool belt shows at the Circus shows....SPOT

November 10, 2017 - Msg 108515: Oh My!...Romeena That SURE sounds Great!. I’ve been getting the “fake bacon” 🥓 lately...This way I don’t get the dirty looks from Mrs. G-F since it’s uncured Turkey bacon...
Once in awhile a guy has to throw caution to the wind and go for the “REAL” stuff...10-4?.....

Asa..Yep, you are right we DID have a easy winter last year, but I got my “Snow Joe” ready to go, I always spray silicone all over it so the snow doesn’t stick to it as much, which helps.


p.s. MDC, I agree with a earlier post by you about the cold bothering you more and your Mrs. not as much. I guess when I worked out in it you got accustomed to it more. But I hate wearing a coat so I get tempered to it quickly, just hate that first cold spell until my body and Old “Arther” can adjust to it!

Here is a clip of Gomer singing The Impossible Dream:


November 11, 2017 - Msg 108517: Thank You Vetrans for fighting for us!


November 11, 2017 - Msg 108518: Thank you ,Veterans for your service-Happy Veteran's Day!

possum under a rock

November 11, 2017 - Msg 108519: Hauntingly Beautiful

November 11, 2017 - Msg 108520: Thank you, to those veterans still living today, who defended this country when the Japanese attacked us, and who defended freedom everywhere in the European war. Your service was inspired by honor and pride, and freely given out of love for God and country. Thank you to those veterans of more recent wars, and to those in the current battle for human rights that is going on today. We must make no mistake, America is under attack today. It is hidden, it is insidious, and it will be fatal if we do not stop the cancerous growth that is spreading across the world. God bless those who are still willing to engage the enemy, whoever and wherever he may be. --Romeena

November 11, 2017 - Msg 108521: Thank you all for these links. All are beautiful, inspiring, and appreciated. --Romeena

November 11, 2017 - Msg 108522: Thank You Vetrans...Amen...SPOT

November 11, 2017 - Msg 108523: Amen Vets. We love and Salute you and your families.


November 12, 2017 - Msg 108524:
On behalf of all those men and women who served before, after and with me, we appreciate that you all remembered us on Veteran's Day. And those video links that have been posted brought tears to this old veteran's eyes. It was a privelege to have served you folks and our country.

From Poor Horatio
US Navy and US Army National Guard veteran

November 12, 2017 - Msg 108525: Very moving videos! Thanks GF and Possum,
and PH--thank you sir! :)
The Phx area had a super Vets parade today, among this
weekend's sports here...Cards played Thursday night, now Nascar is here, Suns, Hockey, and even High school football playoffs!!
I hope everyone has a good Sabbath day. Our
pastor's talk will be about the 10 virgins,
5 foolish and 5 wise! A parable that always
wakes me up.
God's blessings on all! :)

November 12, 2017 - Msg 108526: MDC ..You got your lawn chair set up on the hill with a tall glass of tea watching the race?....G-F

November 12, 2017 - Msg 108527: Just watch out for the rattle snakes 🐍

November 12, 2017 - Msg 108528: Well my dogs fell yeaterday...did not play well at all..BUT we still in the hunt for sure..My Falcons need to have a good day today against Cowboys..well here at work till 6am..came in at 2 pm for a double shift...gona put some hot dogs in toster buhs and slaw..will holler in just a bit...SPOT

November 13, 2017 - Msg 108529: Hey SPOT, that's the way it goes some times!
On the other hand I think my AZ State just has poor coaching, as we have plenty of talent.
GF--did not make it to say adios to Junior.
Years ago I worked concessions there for a few years tho.
We went to an open house of good friends who just remodeled their 40 year old home. Looked great.
Well, off to lala land.

November 13, 2017 - Msg 108530: Hey GF. So did y'all get any snow buddy?

Sorry about your fallen Dogs Spot. But it looks like your Dirty Birds took care of business. I didn't see the game, just the final score.

MDC, How is the Wife's recovery going? You better be good. She can heave that leg a lamb at you with her good arm still. :)

Well off to home for ice on the back and something for my bad cough. I have me a case of stagnation t' lungs. (Romeena will get that one)


November 13, 2017 - Msg 108531: No Asa, we just had flurries nothing stuck to the ground. Good thing, I STILL have leaves to clean up yet..Hopefully only one more day needed to wrap it all up if we get a warm day...

SPOT, I did watch the college game but NO NFL for me!...The Big Freeze is still on for me!..But for you one outa two ain’t to bad...Be glad your not a Browns fan...They are a train wreck!

MDC, I did watch some of the race, sounds like some major improvements for next year are coming.


November 14, 2017 - Msg 108532: Yes GF that's true, but they are also changing the name PIR or Phoenix International Raceway to something
with a sponsor's name in it, but that seems to be the trend.
Also, I read that nascar is hurting for $$. Some car sponsors are not returning and neither are some name drivers. Not sure what the deal is.
Hey BOO, you looking in?? You have been posting a lot of Christmas things on FB, so here's one for your listening
ASA--she is coming right along very nicely! Thanks for asking. She is off all meds, and doing some
simple exercises. Next week the sling comes off
and she'll start more "heavy duty" PT, so we
shall see how that goes! :)
So far no leg-o-lamb throwing here. Tonight was grilled
salmon on the bbq grill. Decided to get one of those 'copper mats' that I've seen on TV that you lay down on the grill. It still puts 'grill lines' on the fish, but does not stick. A few vegies around the side, and ya got a meal! We thank
the Lord each day for His wonderful bounty!
ALL--only a few leaves have fallen here. Still in the mid 80s all this week!
My new Christmas scene is nearing completion in the BACK yard. Will set it all up in front on Dec. 1.
Prayers, MDC

November 15, 2017 - Msg 108533: "We defy the mafia!" (:

November 15, 2017 - Msg 108534: MDC, BUCIR?...Bob’s Used Cars International Raceway?...HaHa I could not resist G-F

November 15, 2017 - Msg 108535: Ok ..TOM...3 Days for a bad joke..Gets me out of raking leaves!...G-F incarcerated..

November 15, 2017 - Msg 108536: How about BIR!
Bradford International Raceway!


November 15, 2017 - Msg 108537: Hey MDC... Were you guys getting some Space Invaders last night? Curious goings on in your area....🚀G-F

November 15, 2017 - Msg 108538: GF--Actually, I did not hear about it, but from the cam it looks
like a meteor.
Pretty funny on the raceway, but actually will be ISM Raceway. Weird not to have Phoenix in the title. Here is a link to an article:
We havent seen ROMEENA for a few days. Hope she is doing OK.
I got the results of my spinal x-rays, and it is the
perfect 'capper' to my year...they show that our old buddy Arthur in my neck and lower back. I am trying my best to grin and stay positive, but it seems like I have aged 5 years in 2017! I'm sure not all people
would have such a strange year, but then not all people have an enlarged, a-fib heart either.
When life throws us a curve ball, we just hope it is not a strike. :)
What do you all have planned for THANKSGIVING?? We had it at our house the past few years, but this year my youngest brother's family is having everyone over early in the afternoon, then after dinner a few of us plan to help out at the Salvation Army serving dinners here in town.
Prayers for all,