May 18, 2018 - Msg 109847: MDC, Macalpines looks like a nice place to have a special meal at.
You all have a nice afternoon, should be 85 here today.

May 18, 2018 - Msg 109848: G F is not going to Mayberry Midwes it going to rain there so he can stay in the big house
for the week
ittle spy

May 18, 2018 - Msg 109849: Frankie, it is already getting up in the 90s here in south texas. the weatherman was saying he is worried if it is already so hot.

Well, been a long day. I didn't sleep well and was up early plus worked this evening. I usually get a nap before work but St. Susan called me at nap time and was crying on the phone, which really scared me! Turns out her dog, Molly, died unexpectedly and Susan was home alone at the time. Bless her heart. The dog was almost 12 but they weren't aware of any health issues. From what I could figure, the dog had pulmonary edema so maybe heart failure. She had been eating and seemed ok that morning, just layed down and died. I ended up going over there and being "doggy coroner" because Susan wouldn't let her husband bury the dog until I had pronounced it dead. She had a fear of burying the dog and it being in a coma or something. I told her I was 1000% certain that the dog was dead...and it was. When I asked her what happened, exactly, she said the dog, "burped, f@rted, and died.", I had a little trouble not laughing but I managed (nurses have a dark sense of humor at times like that). Anyway, I called Susan from work this evening and she is doing much better. She is just lonely because this is the first time in almost 20 years that she has been dog-free.

The talk of the Waffle House has my stomach growling. My last taste of bacon before becoming vegan was at a Waffle House near Houston. It was one of the best meals I ever had, seriously. It was late night and Bruce and I were having a late dinner. I had a big waffle with butter and syrup, some crisp bacon, a biscuit with grave, and a big glass of milk...burp! Boy, was it good.

Better go put my feet up for a bit before bed..maybe watch some TAGs..or some Everybody Loves Raymond. Sean bought me the complete series of the show for Mother's Day...did I already tell you all that?


May 18, 2018 - Msg 109850: Biscuit with "grave"...Freudian slip, perhaps???


May 19, 2018 - Msg 109851: Nice sweep Frankie!
Methinks that 'little spy' is our sheriff TOM! :)
Whew, carpets are all nice and clean, and evrything that
we DID move has been put back.
I think I'll turn in early tonight.
BOO--I am so sorry to hear of your sister's pet passing.
We all know how they become 'one of the family.'
I shall say a prayer for her.

May 19, 2018 - Msg 109852: Boo, sorry to hear about your friend Susan. I was just a wreak when I had to put my dog down due to cancer and he was 15 but still in great shape. I cried for weeks, it just broke my heart. Any having to take him to the vet by myself made it so much harder. I decided not to get another dog even though we had always had dogs. I told Mom I don`t think I can handle it right now.
Took Mom to her Dr. appointment today and it went good. I had a company come and pick us up in there van and transport us since Mom is not steady enough to get in and out of the car. Worked out real good to just roll her wheelchair right in the van and the man waited for us and brought us straight home. It is always better to be safe.
MDC, good to hear the carpets are all done. That is a lot of work.
Have a good evening all.

May 19, 2018 - Msg 109853: Morning all.
Very nice sweep Frankie. You even dusted. Glad your Mom's appointment went well.

Boo, so sorry to read about Susan's loss. That is always so difficult. When our little Barney passed away last fall we were heart broken for sure. I am waiting until I retire before getting another fur friend. You said he burped, f@rted and died. Then you said after your Waffle House meal you burped. I'm glad you stopped at burping. :)

MDC, Nice clean carpets, a freshly painted garage floor, and a recently repaired sprinkling system. Man oh man, you are living tall my friend! Did you make your appointment with your Doctor? Concerning working on the roof on Evap. coolers, Most all of our buildings are 20 feet high and flat. But I use a Genie boom lift to get on them. Makes it very nice. I can swing that basket right over the top and just step out on the roof. Very handy when having to haul up tools, parts, and other stuff.

I hope GF is driving safe if Tom let him out of the big house.

Prayers for all affected by the School shooting in Texas. What is going on in our world?

Off to do my grocery shopping. Anyone need me to pick them up something?


May 19, 2018 - Msg 109854: I already talked to Charlene Darling and Ronnie Schell at the motel this morning, Off to the Festival..G-F

May 19, 2018 - Msg 109855: Dear Lord! Another one?? What is going on in our world, indeed! I think I know, and I'll bet you all do, too. We have removed God from the schools, and from sporting events, and from society in general. This is what the world looks like, without God in it. Not very pretty, is it? And yet the Godless ones march on. How blind can they be?

Human nature, without God's influence, is wicked, self-seeking, vengeful, often brutal. God changes all that, and gives us a new nature. He teaches love, kindness, charity, respect, forbearance - everything that a Godless life lacks. That's not to say that those who don't have God in their life will all be criminals, or that everyone who knows God will be a saint - certainly not, but the general trend will be there.

On the human level, what can we do? Well, apparently outlawing guns won't help much, as this link indicates: Of course, the gun-grabbers say that outlawing guns would mean that no one would have one, and gun-free zones wouldn't be needed. Right, and Prohibition meant that no one had access to alcohol, and we don't have a drug problem in the U.S. today, because drugs are illegal. Nonsense. Criminals will always have guns, and a big black-market will open up for the sale of them. For those who don't want to "break the law" and own a gun, there are other ways to commit mayhem. Bombs, knives, motor vehicles (remember Toronto?), arson, poisoning, whatever. Evil will find a way.

I think one at least partial remedy is to stop giving these troubled, crazy people their little moment in the spotlight. No pictures, no videos, no fanfare. Call them "unnamed suspect" in reports. Almost without exception, the perpetrators have been social misfits who felt left out, ignored. They see others get a lot of recognition for their terrible deed, and they see it as a way to get some recognition for themselves. They really don't care what follows - prison, execution, whatever. They just want to be noticed. That's pitiful, but it's true.

The obvious next step is for our society to be watchful for these misfits, and reach out to them, give them some attention and some direction before they reach that point of desperation. Hmmm. That sounds like a job for the people of God. --Romeena

May 19, 2018 - Msg 109856: Asa and MDC, I am getting this sweep down to an art. Sweep, Sweep, will try not to kick up to much dust. Then I need to do a little dusting.

So sad to hear about the shooting in Texas. My heart goes out to all the students and parents.

May 19, 2018 - Msg 109857: They say that the guy was wearing a trench coat on a warm sunny day. With all the 'heightened' security in our schools, did no one get a clue that this was
odd behavior?? Just sayin'.
As RO alluded to, after the rapture, it will really be bad here.

GF__Please say HI to all from the porchsters!

ASA--glad to hear you are not using a ladder to get up on the roofs.
Yes, I think we are FINALLY done with house remodeling. We have updated and/or fixed up both the inside and outside.

It was 40 years ago this week that we moved into this house. It is solid block construction, as opposed to all the 'stick and stucco' of today's homes.
I meet with the surgeon the first week of June, and will keep y'all posted.

This coming week we are flying to Fresno, then driving 40 miles to the east to Sequoia National Park to see the 3000 year old redwoods!! I saw them as a kid, and Cecile has never seen them, so it should be a neat little trip!

That's it for now.
God bless,

May 20, 2018 - Msg 109858: Harvick was great in race today...well gang Wife asked where I wanted to go for my retirement trip...well guess what we are booked for 4 days in Mount Airy !!! gona do all weekend!..OK..bed for me whos got breakfast > prayers SPOT

May 20, 2018 - Msg 109859: That’s AWESOME SPOT....Have Fun...G-F

May 20, 2018 - Msg 109860: Mornin' Dears! Hope everyone is blessed this Sunday morning. It is shaping up to be a beautiful, sunny and hot day here in south texas but I'm not complaining. Bruce did his every 3 month cleaning and bleaching of the porches and porch furniture yesterday and the place sparkles. He has the flowerbeds ready for planting and we will be shopping for some plants today. I just hope we can find things the cutter ants don't want to eat.

A word of caution, MDC...if I recall (it has been quite a while), but I and my mom got motion sickness at Sequoia. It is beautiful but the roads have lots of hairpins turns and we got sick. I still remember my mom getting out of the car and throwing up. We didn't have anything in the car for her to wipe her mouth with so she wiped it with a dirty sock. LOL..poor mom. If it was Sequoia I am thinking about..and not redwood forrest..not sure, but take some Dramamine just in light, and take some water and a dirty sock (jk).

Well, cant talk long..have to pick Erin up from a friends and finish getting ready for preaching.


May 20, 2018 - Msg 109861: Good morning, porch. I didn't make it to preaching this morning. For the last couple of weeks or so, I've been waking up with a very disturbing pain in my back. It lasts for about two or three hours, then gradually fades. It feels like - and I hate to use this analogy - it feels like a hot knife stuck in my back, just below my left shoulder blade. I can remember hearing my mom, her sister and my grandmom all use that description, and I would privately think they were being just a bit melodramatic. Well, now I know. They all had similar back problems to those I have - scoliosis, mostly - and I guess that explains it. I think it has something to do with a position I slept in, but haven't been able to determine exactly what position that is - back, left side, right side, I try them all at some point, but can't figure out which one is causing the pain. OK, gripe session over.

Boo, I remember some of those switchbacks in the Sequoia area. Even worse were the roads going up Pike's Peak. My family took a trip out there when I was about fifteen, and my grandparents went with us. I remember my grandma looking out the window on the outside of some of those hairpin switchbacks, and all she would say was "Oh, Jimmy!" over and over. "Jimmy" was my dad, who was driving, of course. She was terrified, poor little thing, but I don't recall her ever getting sick during that trip.

Well, guess I'll go get in my wheeler-ette and see if I can relax this thing out of my back. Looks like we're going to get some serious rain today. I hope so. Have been having to rely on the sprinklers, and my water bill is going to be ugly. Blessings, porch. --Romeena

May 20, 2018 - Msg 109862: I JUST GIVE UP ON EVERY THING?



May 20, 2018 - Msg 109863: Good Sabbath afternoon everyone. I hope everyone is fine and dandy.

Tom, Friend, Please be of good cheer. I don't know what's going on with you, but you have friends here on the porch who love you and care about you. So please, try not to get to down. Things will get better for you.

Romeena, So sorry about the backache. How old is your mattress? Maybe it's time for a new one. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just get some of Emma's pills and one would make it all better. Sure does sound like how your sleeping though.

You were talking about your water bill being high due to outdoor use, one of the nice things we have here is pressurized secondary water. This is untreated river water that is delivered through pipes to our properties and is pressurized. Seeing how it is untreated river water, it does not have a large cost. In fact as a user I had to sign over a half share of water to the water district, and pay a connection fee. In return I have a 1 inch connection on my property that is unmetered. I pay a yearly charge of $180.00 with my property taxes. The water is available from mid April until about mid October. Where I live we have great water pressure to boot. So much in fact I had to install a pressure regulator on my system as it was exceeding 90 PSI at times. In our hot dry summers here, it is a real blessing.

Have fun on the trip MDC. I hope you don't get sick like Boo's Mom did. I might pack a clean sock just in case though. :)

I hope GF is having himself some fun in Indiana. How far a trip is that for you GF?

Well I have a good case of the Sunday sleepies coming on. I wonder what causes that.

Prayers for all, especially for you Tom.


May 20, 2018 - Msg 109864: To "A Friend" - Why would you say that? Why do you want to give up on everything? Friend of "A Friend."

May 20, 2018 - Msg 109865: Good afternoon, porch. The pain in my back is better, as it always is by early afternoon, and for that I'm grateful.

I'll be going over to Eloise's in a little while, to catch a ride to Ft. Worth with her and Jerry. I'm glad, because we're going to Bass Hall in downtown Ft. Worth, and I absolutely hate driving in Dallas or Ft. Worth, either one. I'm so used to Irving, which is much, much smaller and I just don't drive into the big cities much anymore. Too busy.

We're going to hear our grandson, Hudson, play his bassoon with the Ft. Worth Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. That kid just gets better and better with that bassoon. I just learned how he placed in an audition recently. It was an audition for places in one of the high school orchestras. They have four, I don't know their names, and one of them is considered the top, the "big time" so to speak. So this eighth-grade kid, who will enter the high school in September auditioned, and guess what? He not only got into the top-rated orchestra, but he won first chair. Admittedly, since there will only be two or three bassoons in the orchestra, he had a good shot at it, but he was auditioning against juniors and seniors. He's been playing for two years now, and some of those kids have been playing for four years or more. The fact is, he's good, and that will almost certainly translate to a full scholarship at any college that has an orchestra, which is most of them. This kid is our introvert, the one that sat and played with Legos and never opened his mouth when he was little, plays his phone games now and is silent most of the time. Occasionally, he'll offer a comment on whatever the conversation is about, and it's generally a well-thought-out comment, makes good sense, and leaves a lot of us adults wondering why we didn't think of that. He's in the 99th percentile in his school, takes all AP classes, and will do the same in high school. He'll probably have his first year of college about done by the time he graduates high school. We are still wondering whether he was switched at birth! OK, I'll stop bragging, but what good is being a grandma if you don't brag on a kid like that? --Romeena

May 20, 2018 - Msg 109866: Romeena, hope your feeling better. Back aches are terrible.
MDC & G-F, have fun on your trips!
Enjoyed watching the Oakland A`s game today. They beat the Blue Jays 9 to 2. The won all four games in Toronto. Great Sweep!


A Friend

May 20, 2018 - Msg 109868: A Friend ...hum lets talk this porch is good at that ...Well 22 bails of pine straw put out...whew..Hey Romeena,possum,A Friend..Bood and all...well im goma chill and watch a rerun or 2...SPOT

May 21, 2018 - Msg 109869: Just wanted to sneak in and say good nite to all.
Will post more on Monday. :)

May 21, 2018 - Msg 109870: JUst read RO's post about her back. Actually I get a pain in that spot too, especially if I sleep on my left side. Also, my chiro says it is due to a herniated disc that I have, and left side sleeping can aggravate it. I will sometimes use a solonpas patch there. An adjustment usually helps for about a week or so. Chiro also said that my enlarged liver may also be a cause, pressing on the spine. Just some thoughts.

May 21, 2018 - Msg 109871: OH, ... BOO, I saw Day Tripper today on PBS and he was in Glenrose, TX. Showed us the dino tracks and a great giant burger place!

May 21, 2018 - Msg 109872: Nice Weekend Event...We got to sit down and talk to Ronnie, Charlene and Dixie Griffith at the motel Saturday night.. We heard alota GREAT stories too. Plus Maggie even sang a couple of songs for us!...

SPOT...Great to hear you are going to Mt. Airy, if you want to know good places to see and eat let me know! Be sure to stop in and see the GREAT folks downtown at the “Mayberry on Main”. Tell them “Goober Says Hey!”👍...BTW..They DO have a Cracker Barrel too!...


May 21, 2018 - Msg 109873: Good morning, porch! MDC, thanks for the comment about our common enemy, that miserable back pain. You may be onto something. I've noticed that it seems to be at its worst when I wake up on my left side. A herniated disc is definitely a possibility, with my rickety back. I've had sequential CT scans of my thoracic area, to follow up on a questionable enlarged lymph node. I know the spine would be visible in those scans, but not being what they were looking for, the disc could have been overlooked. I'll get my pulmonologist friend to review those scans.

As for a chiro, I'm hesitant. With the fusion in my neck, and the total rebuild that was done in the sacral plate, I have concerns that damage could be done to those areas. I've called my spine surgeon's office to get his opinion, but he was out of town and hasn't called me back yet. Honestly, getting old is sometimes no fun, but the alternative is not attractive either, so guess I'll just adapt and keep going.

The concert last night was beautiful. Hudson looked so handsome in his tux, and honestly, those kids sounded like a big-time orchestra. Amazing what they can do. Oh, a little 14-year old Asian girl played the violin as a guest artist, and she's just unbelievable. Her name is Pui Ping Wong, she's about as big as a minute, and she got music out of that violin that was just amazing. She is definitely a prodigy. If you Google her, you'll find some You Tube videos of her playing. You'll also find her name given as Pui Ying Wong. I don't know why.

Now, to A Friend, may I suggest you return to your Bible and read? Throughout the Book, you will find references to God making all things new. We will be made perfect in His sight, in His time. Our time on this earth is just like the blink of an eye, but in eternity, which has no end, all things (including us, if we trust in Him) will be made perfect, and memories of our time on this earth won't matter anymore. Hang in there, friend. --Romeena

May 21, 2018 - Msg 109874: GF--Did Charlene sing "There is a Time"? "That un makes me cry. :)


May 21, 2018 - Msg 109875: Matter of Fact she DiD MDC...

May 22, 2018 - Msg 109876: MDC, thanks for the link. Charlene is a good singer.
Good Nite All

May 22, 2018 - Msg 109877: I forgot to mention the days that we will be in Cal. We fly out Wed. morning, and will be back on
Saturday evening. I am not taking my laptop, so
will be away from it during that time. We will be
contacting nature for 4 days instead! :)

Frankie--I also forgot to tell you something when you mentioned the van
for your mom. During my dad's last two years of life, he too was confined to a wheelchair, and when we had to get him from the group home to a doctor, etc,
I called one of those vans. So very cool indeed! Up the back ramp, clamp
down the wheelchair, and we were off. We had tried getting him from the chair to a car etc, but it was just too painful for all of us!

I'll check in on Tuesday.

ASA--I think you said you have St. Augustime grass. How is it coming back?
A little amonium phosphate really greens it up.

RO--that is so cool about Hudson's bassoon abilities. He has a future for sure. Also, I agree that you may not be a candidate for a chiropractor.
Mine does some pretty aggressive "moves" to straighten my pretzel spine. ha

May 22, 2018 - Msg 109878: HA, don't know why my "closing" ended up in the middle.

May 22, 2018 - Msg 109879: Good morning all.
Today is upgrade day at my house. I have a new fridge and a new freezer being delivered. Out old freezer quit on us a while back, and I didn't even call the man. I think we bought it back in 1982, used. Paid 30 bucks for it. So we got our moneys worth. Our fridge has started to act funny as of late also. It is 20 years old, so we decided lets replace them both.

MDC, Have a fun trip. And remember, if you cook anything from a fire started by constriction, it's gonna cook a lot faster than normal. And if you get lost, listen for those Lake Loons. They will bring you back to civilization. My grass isn't St. Augustine, it's Kentucky Blue. And yes, I use ammonia phosphate to keep it looking hearty.

GF, Sounds like you had a good time at the meet up. I am glad you got to go.

I hope everyone else is doing well. I passed my DOT Physical yesterday. The Doctor was concerned about how many times he was able to wrap that blood pressure cuff around my arm. But I explained to him that we Breeney's are wirery.


May 22, 2018 - Msg 109880: Well, Romeena, what you said to "friend" certainly encouraged me. I was feeling depressed yesterday and some things have been weighing on my mind pretty heavy. I know I need to cast my cares and trust for a good outcome. I know God is good but sometimes I have a sort of "cognitive dissonance" when it comes to my beliefs.

Good to hear from you, G-F, and glad you had a good time! Who is Dixie Griffith?

All this talk of back issues..just a product of aging, I guess. I know I have a couple of chronic back issues..well, at least a couple, from years of pushing occupied beds at work, etc. Just the way it is, I guess. The chiropractor pretty much told me he couldn't do me a lot of good since my main problem is caused by a bone spur. I still go to get "cracked" now and the, though.

MDC, I have been to Glenrose but it has been so many years that I really don't remember it. I think we went through there on one of trips to Michigan when I was a child because I remember something about the dinosaurs. It is LONG way from where I would be quicker for you to go there than me, I expect. I really like the Daytripper show.

Found out yesterday that Erin did fracture her nose. I don't know how bad it is but we are going to see and ENT soon. I don't know a lot about nasal fractures but I know they sometimes require outpt surgery. At this point she is having real difficulty breathing through her nose. I don't know if that will get better with time or if they will have to do something. Guess I should Google it.

Got to get ready to go into town with St. Susan this morning. Talk to you all later.


PS- I am very happy to hear about Hudson, Romeena. You keep right on bragging. I saw a picture of him that Brittney posted on Facebook and he is growing up!

May 22, 2018 - Msg 109881: Asa, forgot to mention that we are having to have our airconditioning and heating units replace soon..we need units upstairs and down and we are looking at close to 20,000 dollars. Ouch!..I think I mentioned before that our original work was not done correctly, which resulted in the units upstairs..heater and air, rusting out. The system is only 8 years old. We tried to get the people that did the work to take some responsibility but they wouldn't and it was really too late by the time we realized the problem to do anything, legally. It's a shame but it has to be done. Bruce and I will just work more to pay for things. He has shoulder surgery next month and now Erin might have to have something done, too. It makes me wonder how people with serious medical issues survive, even with insur@nce. Thank God for the ability to work and pay things off.


May 22, 2018 - Msg 109882: Boo...Dixie is Andy’s Daughter...

May 22, 2018 - Msg 109883: Hi all.
I m mad as h---- to heard that some one would hurt a two ye old child?
The thing he did just be cause he was lowd.



May 22, 2018 - Msg 109884: There's our TOM, sounding like himself! I agree, TOM, that makes me angry too. How could anyone hurt a little two year old kid, just or making noise? That's what kids do, for pete's sake! Don't worry, he'll get his. God will see to that.

Thanks for the scripture. It's a beautiful one, and something we all need to focus on. --Romeena

May 23, 2018 - Msg 109885: Boo -
I had an idea for Erin. Is she involved in anything creative? Poetry? Music? Photography? Any arts? For several years, I have been reading books by a writer/director/screenwriter named Julia Cameron. Her books has changed a lot of lives and helped people find their true creative calling by not only finding their artist within, but finding themselves too. The foundation of her books is something called "Morning Pages." It is where you have to find the discipline to sit down and write three pages of thoughts every morning. Kind of a "emptying" of the soul and mind. When you write these three pages, you are supposed to just write. Don't think about it, just write. Your fears, worries, loves, likes, fears, opinions, etc. You just sit and let your mind pour out without thought. Let brain move straight to pen. These books are "The Artist's Way", "Walking In This World" and "Finding Water." They are a three part "series" you read in that order. These books really teach you to get in touch with yourself in a variety of healthy ways to bring out the artist inside you. She encourages ANYone who has ever thought of making anything creative to give it a try. Their are exercises in each chapter. She also uses God alot as who he is and as a reminder that, as he is the creator of all, he is also Good Orderly Direction. You might Google these or try your library. She might be able to find herself by releasing a lot of things while also finding and encouraging her own interests.
I was reading one of my books just now and thought of you and her.

Hey and hello to TOM, G-F, Romeena, Asa, Frankie, Maude, MDC, SPOT!

John Masters

May 23, 2018 - Msg 109886: OK gang, this is it, I will be 'unplugged' until Sunday! Please say a little prayer that all will go fine. Thanks. You all are the cats.
Tom--thanks for the beautiful Bible verse.
Boo--I google mapped the route from Fresno, and yup, lots of switchbacks. I'll be taking a dram for sure.
Hey to John Masters.
Well, act like somebody. Hope GF had a great time on his trip.
Love ya,

May 23, 2018 - Msg 109887: John Masters...That sounds like a good suggestion to keep your mind active and creative!...While on that subject about your mind, I have to ask SPOT if he has has symptoms of PRDD yet?..( Post Retirement Decompression Disorder )

I’m only half kidding, this REALLY happens as our “work” minds relax and transition into a less stressful environment. In your case the first big storm you’re going to think of all the things you needed to do to get prepared for it...You HAVE to learn these few simple words...”Not My Monkey, Not My Circus!” It will set you free.. I’ve been retired almost 5 years and I STILL dream about having to take care of problems at work...So for Asa be prepared too, because you live in that same kind of world.

I’m sure Romeena and MDC can concur too!....Amen?


May 23, 2018 - Msg 109888: Good morning all.

Hey GF, I will be glad to be able to put your motto into reality. Granted, there will be some things about the job I will miss, but the list of things that I will be glad to be done with is pretty long, and getting longer each day. Wow, I can't believe you have been retired for 5 years now. Seems like just yesterday. I think that is my biggest concern about pulling the plug. Life is gonna speed up into warp speed. I want it to slow down a tad.

MDC, Hope you have a good time on your trip. Prayers for you and your wife to be safe.

Hey to John Masters. Good to see you.

Boo, sorry about Erin's nose being broke. I hope she doesn't require surgery.

Good to see you Tom. I hope you are doing ok buddy.

Well I'd love to sit and chat, but I have pressing issues I must deal with. So prayers for all.


May 23, 2018 - Msg 109889: MDC, Yes the vans work great for transporting wheelchairs. Was so easy for both of us.
Asa, How is that new fridge and freezer working.
Hey to John Masters.
Enjoying some nice weather this week. Next week should be all 90`s plus.
Good nite Porch.

May 23, 2018 - Msg 109890: Thanks John Masters. One of Erin's ways of coping for the past few years is through writing, and she is good at it. I will check out the writer you mention, thank you.

Asa, I am waiting to get Erin in to the ENT. She has been complaining more about it and is having so much trouble breathing through her nose that I suspect she may require some surgery but I certainly hope not. Thanks for your concern. I hope you are doing ok, Asa, and that those pressing issues aren't too pressing. God be with you.

Well, been a busy day for me catching up with chores around here but I don't mind. I like staying busy when I am around the house. Hope the rest of you have had a good day.


May 24, 2018 - Msg 109891: Morning all.

Hey Boo, thanks for the prayers. I made my post overly dramatic I guess. When I said I had some "pressing issues" I had to resolve, I just needed to go potty. lol But your prayers are always appreciated, no matter what the issues are. :) And you have my prayers for Erin and Bruce.

Frankie, the new equipment seems to be doing fine indeed. They have some features that are nice, such as a digital temp. read out right on the door. Us HVAC fellers love numbers, 10-4 GF? Makes us feel important. :) We are supposed to be pushing the 90's today and tomorrow, but then have a nice cooldown for the weekend.

I guess I better get moving. Lots to do.

Prayers for everybody.


May 24, 2018 - Msg 109892: That is right Asa...Like those “R” numbers...R-12, R-22, R-134a ...So On And So On...I guess it’s like Aunt Bee said about history...There’s just so much more of it these days.. But don’t they come in such pretty colored


May 24, 2018 - Msg 109893: Well gang my airy trip a no go 😟 wife rolled her foot in yard today . We just got back from doc. Nothing broke. Just bad sprain. On crutches. Guess we will be hanging at the dog house this weekend ! But that is fine. Good grillin time and yard work for me. We ain’t had time to eat. Anybody cook ? SPOT

May 24, 2018 - Msg 109894: That’s too bad SPOT, it’s a good thing she didn’t break it.. Man, they were prepared to keep the sidewalk rolled out till 8:30 for you guys too....


May 24, 2018 - Msg 109895: It her way of said ing no do not want o go?

A Friend

May 25, 2018 - Msg 109896: Oh, my! Spot, please give Mrs. Spot my sympathies. I sprained my ankle a long time ago, a very bad sprain, and it was miserable. Actually, it was the third sprain I'd had, one on each ankle previously, but that last one made a believer out of me. When the doc said no weight bearing for two weeks, he meant it! I thought it would be like the first two, and tried it out after about three days - Uh, no, big mistake! The pain brought tears to my eyes, and that's not something that happens easily. The little event was so memorable that it actually earned mention in my book. So, baby her, wait on her, and believe her if she says it really hurts. There are degrees of sprain, but if hers is bad, it's going to be a rough couple of weeks.

Well, guess I'll turn in. Toye Starr is heaving her little sighs, telling me it's time for bed. Since she is the boss of the house, I suppose I'll make her happy. Mercy, I love that adorable little thing! Blessings, all. --Romeena

May 25, 2018 - Msg 109897: Morning all.
Not much time to chat but wanted to give TOM a shout out for a Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great birthday Tom.


May 25, 2018 - Msg 109898: Happy, happy, happy birthday, TOM! I hope you have a wonderful day. Spend some time in the Word today. God will tell you something that will help to brighten your day. Blessings! --Romeena

May 25, 2018 - Msg 109899: Happy Memorial Day weekend, Porchsters!

Happy Birthday, TOM! Wow, Memorial Day weekend and birthday weekend all in one!

Well wishes to Mrs. SPOT.

When you celebrate Memorial Day weekend, please don't forget our fighting boys from the American Revolution! Seems they kinda get shoved to the back burner over this weekend. I hope to somehow, someday get a project going to recognize them a little more then they are. Remember..."*deep inhale* It was a sight to see!"

Have a safe and happy weekend to Romeena, Asa, G-F, Boo, Maude, Frankie, MDC, possum and everyone else that pledged $150 for the church organ.

May 25, 2018 - Msg 109900: John Masters, is that you? I thought so! By the way, I agree with you, we need to remember ALL the blood that has been shed for this country, and it started with the troops you mentioned. --Romeena

May 26, 2018 - Msg 109901: SPOT, sorry to hear about your wife's ankle. Hope she feels better soon.
TOM, Happy Birthday you have a good day.
Everyone have a safe and nice weekend.

May 26, 2018 - Msg 109902: Did not had a goo today stay home and no one came
not a card

:( TOM :(

May 26, 2018 - Msg 109903: Hey y'all- Stopped by to wish everyone a nice Memorial Day weekend. Never forget those who gave all for our freedom.

Sorry to hear of Mrs. Spot's ankle trouble and hope it heals quickly because it's no fun hobbling around & in pain. Been there,done that!

A Belated Happy Birthday to Tom! I hope your day was nice.

Anybody want some rain? We are going into Week 3 of rain & thunderstorms. I'll gladly send it to you if I can figure out how to get it there!

Well, y'all take care and stay safe this holiday weekend-love to all!

possum u.a.r.

May 26, 2018 - Msg 109904: Hey TOM...For your Birthday Asa and I will paint the jail cells for you Buddy...Asa will do #1 and I’ll do #2 ...
I have some purple paint and Asa said he has some orange left over from painting safety cones....Maybe the girls could make some new curtains...Possum can wash the dollies and maybe MDC can bring some pictures to hang up from his trip..
We will make them real bobbiedazzlers just like the TV show “Fixer Upper”.....


May 27, 2018 - Msg 109905: Hey, TOM! You know what? Since computers and email have been around, people are using the mail and sending cards a lot less than we used to do. However, I just checked back here on the porch and counted four - yep, four - people who wished you a Happy Birthday! They may not have arrived in your mailbox, but they were sincere. Four people wished you a happy birthday. I think that's pretty good. I'm sorry you were disappointed, but try to count your blessings. Lots of folks here on this porch love you, TOM, and wish you the very best. --Romeena

May 27, 2018 - Msg 109906: Here is a link of a interview from last weeks Midwest Event


May 28, 2018 - Msg 109907: G-F, that is a great link. Really enjoyed watching it, thanks for sharing.
TOM, I know just how you feel. That has happened to me and even more as I have aged. So I send you A Big Birthday!
possum, we are having heat over here. 91 today and should be at least 95 tomorrow. Have the air conditioner on.

May 28, 2018 - Msg 109908: Tom that is A Big Happy Birthday!

May 28, 2018 - Msg 109909: HELLO ALL, I'm back! We flew back to Phx after 4 cool days at Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks! Cecile was amazed at the huge redwoods. The
General Sherman is the biggest tree in the world.
If it were to be cut down, it would provide framing lumber for 2000 average size homes!
That's big, really BIG. :)
We had a great time, with interesting weather.
At 8000 ft one day it was 79 degrees, and the next day at that level it was 39, cold, rainy, and windy!

I hope you all have a great memorial day. I post this link each year, but it is such a moving tribute to our fallen soldiers, it is worth the few minutes to view it.
God bless the USA! :)

May 28, 2018 - Msg 109910: Thank you MDC for the video.
Sounds like you had a good time on your trip. Did you take pictures. You have a nice Memorial Day.

May 28, 2018 - Msg 109911: Hey everyone. It's Memorial Day. I do hope and pray everyone will take a moment to reflect on those who gave the greatest of all sacrifices.

MDC, Glad you got home safe and had a good time buddy. I hope you enjoyed that 39 degrees because you ain't gonne see it again in a while I suspect. Enjoyed your link.

GF, I wasn't able to get your link to open for whatever reason. Not sure why.

Was nice and cool yesterday with a few rain showers coming and going. Supposed to be the same today. The kind of weather I really like.

Well I hope everyone has a spectacular day and is safe.


May 28, 2018 - Msg 109912: Had a GREAT day yesterday, I went to my Sisters camper and my Daughter and two year Old Miss Olivia came too!
We went fishing and she caught her First fish!...With her “Princess Pole”....Grandpa Goob was proud...Yep, It was a FUN DAY!....


May 28, 2018 - Msg 109913: Appropriate for today...