June 06, 2018 - Msg 109966: Two big anniversaries today...
D-DAY 74 years ago, and on
June 6, 1968, 50 years ago, the as$as$ination of Robert Kennedy.RIP.
Have a good day, my friends,... we have so much to be grateful for. Sure, we complain about our daily
aches and pains, but in the long run, life is pretty darn good! :) God bless,

More later,

June 07, 2018 - Msg 109967: Good evening.
I just wanted to say that i hope you all had
a good day! Now it is time to hit the hay! (:

June 07, 2018 - Msg 109968: Good morning gang. Garden keeping me busy here and retirement .... well I stay more busy now than when I was working ! Breakfast : sausage links and biscuits ! Mustard if ya want. Take 2 ! Prayers. SPOT

June 07, 2018 - Msg 109969: See SPOT we tried to tell ya Buddy!...Hope Mrs. SPOT will be healed soon and you guys can make the trek to the Mayberry Mecca....

Yep Asa, I’m doing fine. Just like SPOT I have been busy doing this and that to keep me out of trouble. It has been real cool here the past week, but as we say in Ohio, stick around it will change!....


June 07, 2018 - Msg 109970: Thank you Porch for the prayers. Had to take Mom back to ER today and found out she has shingles. The rashes start up this morning. This is what has been causing all her pain in her shoulder, neck and up the back of her head. Went to the pharmacy after getting her home and she has five new medications to take. The medications has been helping her and also making her very tired. She told the Dr. I have never had chicken pots, but she must of had a mild case at some time. Now we at least know what the problem is and can take care of her. Has a follow up with her Dr. next tuesday. You all take care and I think I will turn on the A`s ballgame.

June 08, 2018 - Msg 109971: Oh Frankie, so sorry to hear that your mom has shingles! No fun at all as I understand it.
She is in my prayers.
SPOT--I see that your Atlanta Braves are doing quite well this year.
Prayers for all,

June 08, 2018 - Msg 109972: Good Friday morning all. Mercy sakes, it's been a long week. Maybe it's because this is the first full week I have worked in about a month.

GF, Glad to read you are just busy and not ailing buddy. It's good to keep busy.

Frankie, so sorry your Mom is dealing with that malady. I hear that they are not fun a-tall. I got the shingles shot a year or so ago. I hope it keeps them away. I pray your Mom gets better. I am glad you are there to tend to her Frankie. You're a good Daughter.

MDC, Thanks for the "D" day reminder. My Dad's birthday is on June 6th and my Mom's is on June 7th. My Dad would always joke that he was only 2 days older than her when in reality he was 5 years and two days older. I sure do miss them both. especially this time of year.

We are supposed to hit 97 tomorrow. Our normal high for this time of year is 80. Then a dry cool front comes in on Saturday and lower us to the low 70's. That will sure feel good.

Well I best get going. Plenty to do.

Prayers for all.


June 08, 2018 - Msg 109973: Hey SPOT, Maybe you and the Mrs. can reschedule your Mt. Airy trip to July and come to the Meet-Up? Big Maude will be there too!.https://www.facebook.com/events/416078208821184/


June 08, 2018 - Msg 109974: Sorry to hear about your mother, Frankie. Shingles are painful, indeed!

Asa, I have been thinking a lot about my parents, too. My mom died on June 7th so that was on my mind this week. Also, the camping trip we took reminded me of the times we went on trips with my Dad. He was always fun on a camping trip and did things right along with us kids. He loved to swim, like I do. It was hard to get my mom in the water, but not dad..even when he was old.
I had a good time swimming this week and stayed in the river for hours and hours...some of those hours alone because I am much like a river otter. lol..nobody, not even the kids want to be in as long as I do. It was great at about 7pm, lying back on my float..looking up at the clouds and the huge Cyprus branches above..just drifting in the breeze. Great therapy!

It was almost 100 degrees in the daytime but I tolerated it well because I was drenched most of the time. ha. I really noticed the difference in how I did this time as opposed to last year. I had tons of energy and didn't mind all the walking and getting in and out of the water. I was able to easily use the ladder to get out of the river, when I couldn't last year. I am so thankful and feel just great...its like a miracle to me. Anyway, glad to be home in the air conditioning, though. I still have laundry to wash and things to put away, so better get off here. Wanted to stop in and say hello.


June 08, 2018 - Msg 109975: How-do, porch! Well, I feel like I've been on another planet and finally got home. My internet service has been spotty, sort of on-again, off-again for the last couple of weeks, and two days ago, it just almost died. I could unplug the power, plug it back in, and it would work for about two minutes, then quit again. Since my regular phone works through the computer (Spectrum) that kills my phone as well. So yesterday I called for tech service, and a very nice young man came this morning, poked and prodded the system for a minute, and pronounced the modem to be dead, or at least very nearly so. He just put in a new one, and that fixed everything. So, now I can get on the porch again!

Frankie, I'm sorry about your mom having the shingles, and it sounds like they're pretty widespread. I had them about 13 years ago, and they were miserable. It was after I had a chest tube in place, following a scope exploration of my chest, which found nothing (thank God) but the trauma to the intercostal muscles (between the ribs) kicked up shingles. I had a total of five little lesions, each one less than a quarter-inch in diameter, and all about an inch apart from each other, marching in a little row across the front of my chest about two inches above my waist, and that was all. Definitely didn't look like anything that would be painful, but let me tell you, they were. Very much so! And that area is still sensitive to touch, and gives me sharp, hot twinges at times. The lesions usually follow a nerve root, and if the root branches a lot, that's where you get the big, awful-looking lesions. Nope, shingles are no fun. Zovirax will become your mom's friend.

Boo, it sounds like you had a wonderful time, and I'm so glad you got to do it. Like you, my water preference is a clear, cold river. Then comes a clear lake, but I don't like a murky one. I'm not a fan of the ocean at all, though I do enjoy sitting on a beach and watching the waves come in. I just don't like getting in the water with all the sting-y things, and having sand dumped into my swimsuit by the waves.

Well, today was another busy yard day, though I didn't do much. Most of it was more heavy-lifting stuff than I can do anymore. I did get a little weeding done, but the champion weeders, Eddie and Tommy, will be here tomorrow to really get after it. For now, a shower, some tea, a light, early supper and maybe a little bit earlier bedtime than usual, say around midnight, maybe - sounds good. Blessings, porch! --Romeena

June 08, 2018 - Msg 109976: I agree, totally Romeena. Love the river most, then the lake, and don't care for the ocean water and sand. I really never go to the beach, especially since more folks are getting flesh=eating bacteria in the water and the feces levels are up. You can keep it!

We did have a nice time, but there is some family drama now coming from my mentally ill, addict sister-in-law. MDC and Possum, check out her comments in my facebook post about the camping trip. Unbelievable. Sean got involved trying to defend me and things didn't go well. I wish he hadn't. I was fine and just ignored any comment she made, but I guess Sean has just had his belly full from years of dealing with her and he told her what he thought. That never works well with her. ha..she apologized to me, and I just told her I wasn't offended and that she should just forget the whole thing. I really didn't care. After her near-death experience, we all hoped that maybe that would be rock-bottom for her and things might get better. I re-friended her on facebook so I could keep tabs on her and make sure she was still alive. I think maybe it was a mistake but I can deal with the occasional comment. It doesn't bother me but when other people get involved, well, it isn't worth it.

I have about finished up the laundry and cleaned up, put away the camping gear, etc. and now am enjoying a cup of coffee. Bruce came home and four because he was really tired. He showered and is taking a nap and then I think he is planning on taking me on a date, bless him.

Hope you all have a wonderful evening.

I think I neglected to give my sincere sympathies to TOM in the loss of his brother. I am so sorry, TOM.


June 09, 2018 - Msg 109977: BOO--I saw your camping pictures on FB. So glad you had a chance to get away for a few days.
Frankie--my prayers continue for your mom.
ASA--I hope you have a good weekend after your long week. Just think, retirement is another week closer! ha

On Thursday Cecile and i met with a heart surgeon,

and we thought it was going to be a few questions and answers,

and then schedule my valve(s) replacement surgery; but it did

not exactly go that way.

The first thing the doc said as he walked into the room is,

"You are a very complicated fellow." (Not a good sign! ha)

Basically he said that he cannot, in good conscience, just open up my chest and

heart, and replace the two prolapsing valves because my two atria

are so enlarged, and my two ventricles are so small, that if he were to

replace the valves, blood pressure in the two large atria would cause the pig valves to

prolapse just as badly as my current ones within a few days, putting me back to where I am now,

but with a sutured up chest and two 'blown' pig valves!

But there is still some hope with the possibility of installing a 'mitra-clip' onto one of the bad valves.

It is a type of 'help' for the natural valve action; and it can be 'installed' in a somewhat

non-evasive procedure.

BUT, he wants me to get a cardiac MRI to really get a good, clear, 3-D image of the heart

and general thoracic area. Yes, it is the THREE hour MRI with a heavy 'coil antenna' strapped to my chest

that I tried to do a few months ago, but i freaked out after about 20 minutes, and they had to stop it.

This time however,
they would do it with me under sedation. He also said that it would give him a better look at the pericadium,

(the sack around the heart) as that may be keeping the ventricles so small.
SO, all in all, there is still some hope for some help for my weakening old ticker.
God's blessings upon all.

June 09, 2018 - Msg 109978: Hmmm, not sure why it double spaced?!

June 09, 2018 - Msg 109979: MDC ...A 3 hour MRI?..Sounds Like a FUN day as Andy would say..Seriously hope the right decisions are made in your case and they can get you back on track!..I chuckled at the Doc’s comment that you are a “Very complicated fellow” ..But aren’t we ALL?...Maybe he shoulda said “You’re a Real Study” yet another Andy comment to Barney...So I’ll end with a Gomer comment...”Good Luck to You and Yours”...And we will all keep your situation in our prayers Buddy!..

Boo...Sometimes a soul needs a good day down at the old swimming hole like the girls sing about. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zSif77IVQdY Oh Sister Let’s go down, come on down, and do some Study’in about the good O’l way!....Amen?


June 09, 2018 - Msg 109980: It worked out good for Delmar https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6PUDd7LBb88 Haha...G-F again

June 09, 2018 - Msg 109981: Prayers for you MDC. I am glad your Doctor is being straight up with you. I sure couldn't do a 3 hour MRI without being knocked out. I don't think I could even do a 20 minute one. Bless your heart friend.


June 09, 2018 - Msg 109982: Romeena, My Brother in Law was just in your neck of the woods on business. I told him to check out Babes chicken but he couldn’t remember the name, but he said he will try it in August when he goes back. Which one do you go to? Are they all the same?...


June 10, 2018 - Msg 109983: Thank you all again for thinking of Mom and for the prayers. It means so much to us.

June 10, 2018 - Msg 109984: Wow,MDC..sorry to hear about the ticker trouble. Just doesn't seem fair for someone who has taken good care of themselves to have to deal with something like this. Did the cardiologist say anything about the enlarged atria being caused by the a-fib? I am curious about his take on what got you to this point, if you are comfortable sharing that. Will definitely pray for healing and direction.

Been a busy few days since returning from camping. We attended the wedding of my friend Keith yesterday and that was really nice. I am so happy for him.

Still being baited by the sister in law and she is trying to harass Sean with phone messages now. He is totally ignoring her attempts and think maybe she has stopped now. It is such a sad situation having someone in the family who is truly mentally ill and has an addiction disorder. As hard as it is, you just have to put up your boundaries to save your family. It is a crazy situation.

Well, hope all of you are having a great weekend.
It is really hot here, but that is no surprise, right? Summer in South Texas is never cool. We are doing ok and the air conditioner is still working well, so no complaints.


June 10, 2018 - Msg 109985: Good afternoon, porch! It's a beautiful Sabbath day here, blue skies with just enough scattered cloud cover to break up the brutal sun a bit. Very warm, but it is June in Texas, so that's not unusual.

My hardy hibiscus bushes are covered with huge blooms, some as big as a paper plate. Some are pink, some white, some red, all beautiful! What I love about them is that they return every year, after freezing down in the winter. They look dead at that point, but I just prune them down to the ground, cover the little base with a bit of mulch, and in the spring, here they come again! I still have a few gladiolas blooming, or gladioli, or gladioluses - depending upon whose dictionary you consult. I use gladiolas, I think gladioli sounds stuffy, and gladioluses is awkward. Or I just call them glads! By any name, they're really pretty things.

G-F, I'm sorry your BIL didn't get to experience Babe's chicken, but make sure he gets there in August. As you're obviously aware, there are several locations, about seven, I think. My favorite is still the original location, out in Roanoke, a small suburb of Dallas/Ft. Worth, but they're all good. I've been to about four or five of them, no disappointment anywhere, but I'm just partial to the first one. The menus vary, some serve entrees that the others don't have, but they all have fried chicken, and that is really the best and only reason to go there, in my opinion. It's that good.

Frankie, I hope your mom is getting some relief from those shingles. They can be so awfully painful. I had chickenpox as a child, but such a light case that it would have gone unnoticed if my brother had not had them at the same time, and he was one big "pox" from head to foot. Because he had them so bad, the doctor checked me over too, and found about six little scabby lesions here and there, and I never had fever. This is where the idea comes from that you can have shingles without having had chickenpox. The case is just so light that it isn't diagnosed. Anyway, shingles are so miserable, and your mom will be in my prayers for sure.

Well, guess I'll go comb little Toye Starr and make her bee-yoo-ti-ful! It's so much easier now that I finally gave in and let the groomer cut her hair. When it was nearly to the floor, it would tangle, and combing her out (7" tall, 4.5 lbs) could take an hour and a half. She and I both were worn out when it was done. Now, I can do it in fifteen minutes, and we're still friends when we're finished! Not only that, but she looks so adorable and cute that I just want to pick her up and squish her, and I usually do.

Have a peaceful, restful, sweet Sabbath day, friends. Find a quiet, comfortable spot, and just sit and visit with the Lord for a while. --Romeena

June 11, 2018 - Msg 109986: Hello Porchsters!
Thank you for all your prayers and support as I deal with this latest development of my heart.
BOO--yes the enlarged atria have gotten a little bigger each year for several years, and my a-fib and bad valves have
a lot to do with it.
I think the MRI under sedation should go OK,
just waiting for "central scheduling" to call so I can set up a day and time.
ROMEENA--my wife calls her's (singular)"gladiolus" (the Latin name), but for plural she says "gladiolas." ha
FRANkie--prayers continue for your mom!

ABP for BIG Maude and others.

Have a good week!

June 11, 2018 - Msg 109987: Good morning, porch! It's very cloudy and overcast here today, temp 85° but headed for 98° by afternoon. Humidity is 51%, so the air is heavy, but there's a strong breeze blowing, which should help. It's hard for me to breathe on a day like this, but I manage. I'm glad for that breeze, because Eddie and Tommy are coming to finish weeding, and I have a little planting to do. Once I get moving, I'll feel better.

MDC, I'm glad you're working on that heart thing, and if it takes sedation to finish an MRI, then so be it. I have no trouble with an MRI or CT, as long as I know I could move if I wanted to. Of course they tell you not to move, and I don't, but I know I could. Anything that confines me so I physically can't move, well, that's another story.

I think it's funny, the way everyone has their own preference for referring to "those flowers." I just call them glads, and be done with it. That way, I don't have to debate with myself over the ending, plural, etc.

Well, guess I'd better go feed my tiny companion, as she is sitting here looking at me with huge, soft brown eyes that clearly say "Are you just going to starve me today?" - like she has ever had a hungry day in her life! Rotten little kid. We were over at Eloise's last night, and Dave and Brittney and Hudson were there (Landry had business elsewhere) and of course, they had Diesel with them. The two dogs played until Toye Starr was getting tired, so she curled up in a tiny ball under a little blanket on the couch next to me. She almost got sat on once, because you couldn't tell she was there. When she curls up, she could be lying on a dinner plate and would leave an inch of rim showing all around! Anyway, hopped up there to get close to David, and this tiny growl was heard from under the blanket. Poor Diesel, obedient to Her Highness as always, very carefully moved his feet, and got in David's lap. A little-bitty growl from a tiny lump under a blanket, and a 30-lb dog instantly obeys. It's amazing. All the family dogs do that, and Diesel is one of the smaller ones. The others are much bigger, but they treat little Starr like she was royalty. I think she believes it's because she's tough, but in reality it's because she's like a puppy in their minds. It's not just because she's a "lady" either, because most of the other dogs are also female. They're all just very good and kind to her, and she has the nerve to growl at them! My daughter's beautiful 80-lb Golden would practically bow when Toye Starr walked by. She was such a beautiful, magnificent dog. It really hurt to lose her. She was one in a million. The biggest, sweetest heart you can imagine. My family has been blessed with our dogs. We don't have a bad apple in the barrel. They're all sweet-natured, and all get along.

Well, enough of that! Blessings, porch. --Romeena

June 11, 2018 - Msg 109988: Stop with all the bad new You are flooding are town out

June 12, 2018 - Msg 109989: Tom, is that you?
Well, it was quite a sports weekend, and i missed them all! Golden State won again! Sorry GF, I guess that's it.
Stanley Cup goes to, of all teams, the Washington DC Capitals. And Justify wins the triple crown. The nascar race was delayed
so I ended up watching some golf on Sunday afternoon.

RO--That is so cute the way you 'splain your little pal. :) If i ever make it to Dallas, I will definitely have a date with "Babe!" Love good fried chicken.

POSSUM? You hiding under your rock these days? Come on out and let us know how you are.

Have a good week all,

June 12, 2018 - Msg 109990: Good morning, porch! MDC, if you think the way I 'splain my little friend is cute, you should see her! Now THAT'S cute! She is absolutely adorable, and sometimes I have to just sit and look at her and laugh. She is truly a little gift from God. Pictures don't do her justice, though they're cute and funny. It's the little things she does, and the expressions on her face at times. She's my treasure, and I don't know what I'd do without her.

Well, guess I'd better get busy. Eddie and Tommy are on the way here to finish weeding this yard, and I have a doctor's appointment in an hour, so had better get my warpaint on, get dressed, and get moving! Later, taters! --Romeena

June 12, 2018 - Msg 109991: Good morning, folks

Just a drop in to say Hi, Hello and Hey! My best to all of you and yours!

John Masters

June 13, 2018 - Msg 109992: Thanks for dropping by JOHN!
Next time set a bit and we'll talk about the Beemans! ha
Well, it's summer in Phoenix, and we've had a few 112s the last few days, but we are hoping for some relief soon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE2fnYpwrng (Nuthin' like a 'big hair' girl group!)
Hurricane Bud is coming up from Mexico,
and we are hoping to get some remnants of it by Friday. Rain would be a VERY welcome relief! :)
I think of all the years that I mowed my lawn in such heat, but could never do it these days,
but it is all part of getting older I guess. The young men who do my yard work now zip up and down both the back and the front yards in about 40 minutes!
As Briscoe would say, "More power to 'em!" ha
Sweet dreams my friends,
and may God bless,

June 13, 2018 - Msg 109993: Good morning, porch! As my pilot son would say, our weather forecast today is "High, Hot and Hummy!" Translation - high cloud cover, hot temperature and very humid. As for the yard work, I can only wish mine could be done in 40 minutes! It takes Eddie and Tommy about three hours to do mine, if they're just mowing and edging. The lot is just over a quarter acre, and there are four flower islands and a pond in the back, with perimeter beds front and back and another island in the front, so there's a lot of edging that must be done. Eddie says an Apache couldn't track him through my yard, there are so many twists and turns that must be made. All of that landscaping seemed like a great idea when we did it, about fourteen years ago, but that was when I could take care of the beds and did all the weeding. Now I can't, so when that has to be done, it adds a lot more time to Eddie's schedule here, and it's getting expensive! If I can get the weeds under control, it will help a lot. The yard is about 98% organic, so I don't use chemical pesticides and weedkillers, and the organic methods work, but they're a bit slower. Also, we've been invaded by one particularly prolific and noxious weed that the organics don't seem to eliminate. So, we're pulling every little sprout we see before they can go to seed, and they are thick as cat fur in the spring. That's what we're fighting now.

Well, got to get off this computer and finish getting ready to meet the day. I have to take Toye Starr to the doc for a Lepto 4 vaccination. Dr. Mike splits her vaccinations up, he won't give them all at once, says she's too little and it could be hard on her. I think he's right, because even getting just one or two at a time, she mopes and looks pitiful for a day or so.

See you later, friends. Have a lovely day, and do something nice for someone! --Romeena

June 13, 2018 - Msg 109994: MDC - Sure, we can talk about the Beemans. We'll have to keep our voices down so we don't attract that Viola Slat!

Hey to Romeena, Asa, Boo, TOM, SPOT, Maude, G-F, Frankie and everyone else attending the Mayberry High class reunion.

June 13, 2018 - Msg 109995: ENJOY...

Have a good day! :)


June 13, 2018 - Msg 109996: ...A few hours later, I just posted a pic of our outdoor thermometer. It is only 114 degrees in the SHADE!
Keeping cool indoors!

June 13, 2018 - Msg 109997: Oh, pic is on FB

June 14, 2018 - Msg 109998: HELLO? The porch is so quiet. Anybody there?


June 14, 2018 - Msg 109999: I'm here, MDC. Its been a busy week but wanted to check in. Did some spring cleaning today..rearranged the bedroom and cleaned and mopped floors, cleaned baseboards, dusted, washed the quilts, changed the linens, cleaned the bathroom, did laundry, cleaned the kitchen, ran Erin to her friend's house, made lunch for St. Susan and visited with her for a bit. Finally got my shower and am slowing down for the night. Hope you all are well and blessed.

I am going to watch a little TAGS this evening. I made the mistake of watching a movie on Netflix last night and it was fine until near then end and turned really awful. I should know better. I am sick and tired of what passes for entertainment these days. I will still with TAGS and My Three Sons. So any of you like to watch My Three Sons? I have always loved Fred McMurray..kind of the same way I love Andy. They were both great TV dads.

It has been a pleasant evening here because we have some cloud cover. We are expecting some storms and rain the next few days due to a tropical depression or something. We are all just holding our breaths and hoping we don't get another hurricane this summer. Things are still pretty bad in our area.

Well, guess I will go put my feet up for a bit. Love to all.


June 14, 2018 - Msg 110000: PS..I barbequed some tofu in the oven today. Uhhh...not great. too bad.


June 14, 2018 - Msg 110001: Good grief, Boo! Girl, that list of things you did today sounds like the routine for about three people for at least two days! It would take me a week and a half to do all of that by myself. Now, there was a time, when I could have done that, and maybe baked a cake too, but not anymore! I still have spells where I think I can do it, and set myself up for failure. The energy and stamina is just not there anymore. My want-to is definitely bigger than my can-do, and I don't like that. (sniff)

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me. I have to get my hair cut (boy, the stuff grows fast!) and then one of the other nurses is going to meet me at our patient's house, and we're going to turn her little play-party upside down. She has gotten waaay too used to having us doing things for her, and she needs to get up and do for herself. She can, but she doesn't want to. This is not unusual for someone who has been hospitalized for several weeks, as she was. She has begun to see herself as helpless, and she's not. At least, not yet, but she will be if she doesn't get up and get moving. She has us picking up the trash she drops around her chair, feeding her dog, bringing her a cup of ice and a fresh Coke, she calls and has her food all delivered, instead of getting up and making herself a sandwich or something. Well, you get the picture. The day I took her to the doctor, she texted (without my knowledge) a male friend (just a friend) who now lives about five miles away, and had him meet us at the house when we got back. He went in and got her wheelchair and brought it out, she got in it, and she had him literally drag that chair, with her in it (probably about 250 lbs of weight total) backward up three steps to get into the house. The steps have a handrail, and just a 4" rise! She could have walked up those steps, instead of calling him to drive across town and drag her inside. Don't misunderstand me, she's a nice person, she's just fallen victim to the "invalid syndrome" and we're going to shake her out of it tomorrow. With both of us there, we're going to drag her out of her chair, walk her outside, and insist that she climb those steps. She needs to see that she can do it. So - prayers, please, that all will go well.

Barbecued tofu?? Yuck. Double yuck. I don't mind a few little chunks of tofu in my hot and sour soup at a Chinese restaurant, but tofu as a main dish? Not gonna happen. I don't even like turkey bacon, let alone congealed bean curd that's pretending to be meat. I'm glad the vegan thing is working for you, but I don't think it would ever be for me. I don't eat a whole lot of meat, and I just love fruit and veggies - all veggies! - but I still need a little meat now and then, and enjoy it very much.

Speaking of meat - G-F, we were talking about Babe's Chicken recently - well, guess who is catering our senior group's monthly dinner at church this month? Yep, Babe's Chicken! This will probably be the biggest crowd we'll have all year. We usually run around 125, but I think they've sold 200 tickets this time. It will be good!

Well, I'm off to slumberland. Have a good night's rest, everyone, and a pleasant and productive day tomorrow. --Romeena

June 15, 2018 - Msg 110002: BOO--sounds like you had some very strong cafe lattes!! ha The rain is from hurricane Bud coming up from Mexico, but is now just remnants. We are to get some on Friday.
Yes, I like My Three Sons, a good funny show.

RO--sounds like a good dinner coming your way! :)
Believe it or not, I kinda 'fell' into that 'woe is me' syndrome last
January after my hip surgery. I couldnt drive because of the pain drugs,
and I got depressed just enough to make my wife see what was happening, and she helped snap me out of it! I will indeed pray about your 'intervention.'

I hope ASA, GF MAUDE, Possum and others are OK.
Last night was Maude's tags ep, and tonight was ASA's. (the moldy bullets ep.)
I mentioned that I have been watching westerns lately. Well, Jim Best sure shows up in a lot of them, usually as a bad guy!

Have any of you heard of the singer Jason Mraz? I saw him on TV today,
and what a good guy. The song was very refreshing for a change...

Take care all,

June 15, 2018 - Msg 110003: HI

i M OK


June 15, 2018 - Msg 110004: Hey Y'all-Wanted to stop by and wish all of our Porch Daddys a wonderful Father's Day weekend! Enjoy your special day on Sunday.

I need to sit and rock and get caught up on everything that's been going on with the Porch. Sorry that I'm not around much these days- with my mama in Assisted Living and me the only family that is tending to her,life gets pretty hectic.There's a lot going on that I can't talk about on the Porch,because I know I have estranged family members who lurk here-at least they used to,and they don't deserve one tiny bit of info on Mama. So, rather than share here with my friends,whether it is good or bad, I just keep it to myself. I would appreciate prayers for my mama,as they are always needed. Thanks,y'all and I'll try not to be such a stranger. Love to all!

possum u.a.r.

June 15, 2018 - Msg 110005: For any Possum family members that may be learking...Our Porch Possum is a fine upstanding citizen of our Porch Community, and any inquiries can be made to our Sheriff TOM who keeps us in order here...
As we say in Mayberry...”Good Luck, and Happy Motoring!...


June 15, 2018 - Msg 110006: Aw,shucks, I'm speechless, G-F! Thank ya kindly! Yep, ol' Sheriff Tom can handle any moulage that might pop up here on our Porch and that's a fact!

possum again

June 15, 2018 - Msg 110007: Hello.
Even when I walk through a
dark valley,
I fear no harm for
You are at my side; Your rod
and staff give me courage.


June 15, 2018 - Msg 110008: AMEN Tom! Good vers to keep us going strong in the Lord.
All the best to you Possum. Prayers for mama.
We had cloud cover all day today, but not enuf rain to even
make a good spit. 'They' say maybe on Saturday.
Hope ya are are doing well.

June 16, 2018 - Msg 110009: Oh, BTW, I think I spotted a "continuity blooper" in tonight's Mr. Tucker episode. After the church service Barney borrows money from Andy to get something to take over to Thelma Lou's. Then later Barney is on Andy's porch saying part of his plan is to go over to Thelma Lou's for TV. Then at the end, Barney is back on the porch with Andy!
Poor Thelma Lou only got two short visits! haha


June 16, 2018 - Msg 110010: A Happy Father's Day to all of the "Pa's" out there!

Possum - I understand taking care of the parent. Wife and I take care of my 89 year old Dad. My best to you.

MDC - I had a bit of rain myself last night. Well...if you could call it that. Actually, I think I have sweat more moisture than what I felt.
I caught a camera blooper last night on "Andy, the Marriage Counselor." When Barney is reading his Judo book at the very beginning, you will see the camera shadow go across him as the shot pulls back.

TOM - Good poem. Speaks the truth.

Hey to Boo, Romeena, Asa, G-F, Maude, Frankie and everyone else going to Opie's baseball game.

John Masters

June 16, 2018 - Msg 110011: Well hello gang !!! SPOT here. I promise I will be back as a regular ! Just with no computer (work) in front of me 40 hrs a week I have to make myself fire up the home lap top !! Hey Romeena,GF, John.asa, Boo,Maude and all my true friends !! Garden doing great. I know other parts are hot but these mid 90”s here are killin me !! Ok. Lunch. Grilled cheese and Cole slaw and chips. Soda. Prayers to all. !! SPOT !

June 17, 2018 - Msg 110012: R A I N !!!
Yes, finally today we got some MUCH needed rain!
It was not a downpour, but it was somewhat hard at times! Thank you Jesus!
Hey to John Masters, and to SPOT! I will look for that blooper John.
Spotty, stay as cool as ya can.

I too wish all the porch dad's a big HAPPY FATHERS DAY! :)
Thought is song might be an inspiration for ya...


June 17, 2018 - Msg 110013: Happy Father's Day to our great Porch dads!

Spot, I hear ya about those 90's temps! As our Rev would say: " DANG Hot!"

Thank y'all for the kindness and support about the caregiving. I know I'm not the only one dealing with this type of situation- God Bless us all,and our dear parents.

Still need to catch up on the archives,but I did read Boo's post about her family Facebook "feud." Way to go, Sean! Yep, y'all have a real nut on your hands,to put it bluntly. Boo, why don't you put Sister in law on your Restricted list on Facebook? That way you would still be friends,you could check out her posts on her page,but she wouldn't be able to see anything you post,except for things you make public. That way you could avoid anymore of her uncalled for comments on your stuff. Just an idea.

Hope everybody has a lovely Sunday-take care,all!

possum u.a.r.

June 17, 2018 - Msg 110014: Good Sabbath everybody. And Happy Fathers Day.


June 17, 2018 - Msg 110015: Asa, and everyone,
I never thought of it 'til now, but I guess God gets a "two-fer." Sunday is his day (well...everyday is, but you get what I mean). And then Father's Day on Sunday. So I guess he gets two days in one.
He can rare back and say "I get my day on...my day." ;)

Good Sabbath and Father's Day!

John Masters

June 17, 2018 - Msg 110016: hi.


June 17, 2018 - Msg 110017: SHAKEDOWN! (:

June 17, 2018 - Msg 110018: I've got to tell y'all what I found at the local Goodwill today! I was in the book section and picked up an autobiography of Glen Campbell. Flipped through and noticed it was autographed " to Mary Emily Happy Birthday Glen Campbell 5-12-94. Well, it looked authentic to me so I bought it,came home and researched his signature online and WE HAVE A WINNER! Wow.. I can't believe I have something that was once held in those amazing guitar playing hands of Glen Campbell!

possum again

June 17, 2018 - Msg 110019: Possum, that was a great find! Here ya go, that aint no five string for sure! :)

I wonder who Mary was?


June 17, 2018 - Msg 110020: Hello folks. It has been a few months since I visited here. I have a lot of catching up to do in the archives. But I did read the current page. Sorry to learn about the death of Tom's brother, the shingles Frankie's mom has, and MDC's heart problem. I hope I did not miss anyone.
As for me, this year has not been going well for me. But next year should be a great year if my plans work out.

Romeena, any further word about Toye Starr's chew toy?

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2018 - Msg 110021: Been a while since I have checked in. Boo - I like 'My Three Sons' but only the early B&W episodes. Once Mike left and Ernie joined the family, it went downhill - and Uncle Charley was always a grouch.
Possum - How do you afford assisted living for your ma? My mother-in-law is in desperate need but we simply can't afford it.
Hope all is well on the porch this fine June day.
All the best to you and yours!

Nate Bracey.

June 18, 2018 - Msg 110022: Hey Nate Bracey- it's not easy. She is self pay and it takes all of her state retirement check and her SSI to pay her monthly fee. All of her other expenses fall on yours truly.Best of luck as you try to find a solution for your M-I-L's care. It ain't easy.

possum once more

June 18, 2018 - Msg 110023: Love that song, MDC- thanks! (possum u.a.r.)

June 18, 2018 - Msg 110024: Bit under the weather. Good wishes to all.

John Masters

June 19, 2018 - Msg 110025: HI ALL! I forgot to mention that today, June 18 makes 42 years for me and the missus. Yup, 42 years of "Mornin' honey, mornin' DEAR." haha


June 19, 2018 - Msg 110026: Happy Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. MDC. 42 years. Good for you guys. And they said it would never last!
Great to see you Possum and Poor Horatio. And you too Nate Bracey. Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey! I always said you had a musical sounding name. Nate Bracey! lol

Sorry you are ailing John Masters. I hope it aint the hives again. I know how you suffer with that. I've got the misery in my back again. But it's been a while this time so I best hush and not whine about it.

I hope everything is ok with Frankie and her Mom. She hasn't posted in a few days. I hear them shingles can be very painful. Check in when you can Frankie.
Het to GF, Ro, Tom, Spot the retired dawg, Boo, and anyone else I missed.


June 19, 2018 - Msg 110027: Just a Reminder...6th Annual Mayberry Meet-up in Mt. Airy, NC 20-22 July 2018..Check it out! One Month away.
Floyd said he was going to try and do some “Live” feeds during the weekend like he did last year for those who can’t make it...

As Barney say’s...It’s BIG!...Maude & Possum can concur!..Sorry Possum that it can’t work out for you this time, but check in Ok?...Maude, see ya there!..SPOT?...There still is time for you to make those plans for that Mt. Airy trip. Don’t worry, during the day it is open for everyone to do things on their own or do things as a group, it’s a relaxed schedule.

We all get together in the evening for FOOD & FUN in the Spirit of Mayberry at the Inn’s Gazebo...