December 15, 2018 - Msg 111240: Here is a link to the video Romeena.


December 15, 2018 - Msg 111241: Asa, I actually saw that video for the first time a week ago and thought of Ro. Thanks for sharing it.

Well, we had out annual deacon's Christmas party here last night and I think it was a great success. We had a total of 17 guests and the deacons brought in BBQ and all the trimmings, including sweet tea and peach cobbler from a local BBQ place. It was great to just be able to relax and not worry about cooking. Usually we all go out to eat somewhere as a group and then come to someone's house for dessert and coffee and a little white elephant-type gift exchange but this year we decided to do it all here and bring the food so the women wouldn't have to cook and the fellowship is easier in a home than in a restaurant. Everyone had a great time so I am glad I put in the effort to get the decorating done this year (even though I felt like the grinch).

Today I am just doing light duty and will go to St. Susan's church this evening for the annual toy give away.

Please say a prayer for Sean. He is having a tough time with the new job, mainly because of pain in his feet from standing on concrete all day, or in the pit changing oil. He is carrying a lot of weight on those feet and it is killing him.

Hope everyone has a good evening!


December 15, 2018 - Msg 111242: Good evening, porch. Asa, thank you for that link. I love the music, and my favorite line is "the sweetest gift is knowing where you are." So true, so true. Please know that I'm doing well, and have a lot of support from family and friends.

Boo, you're probably way ahead of me on this, but has Sean tried any of those gel inserts in his shoes? He might have to get a half size larger shoe to make room for the insert, but it would be worth it if it helps. I wish he could get the insole that's in my new slippers! Like walking on a cloud, for sure.

Well, better go feed by littlest angel. She was groomed yesterday, her hair is about two inches long, and shorter in places, and she is soooo tiny! When her coat is grown out, she looks bigger than she really is, but when it's short, she's just a little wisp. Sweet little old thing!

Blessings, friends, --Romeena

December 15, 2018 - Msg 111243: Make that "my" littlest angel. --Romeena

December 15, 2018 - Msg 111244: Been very busy, finally got all the Christmas cards sent out and most of gift buying. Thank goodness for gift cards.
Brother and sister are both back home. Just Mom and I. We have been enjoying watching Christmas shows on the Hallmark Channel today. They really have some nice ones.
Mom can only stay up for about two to three hours. So I have a tv set up for her in the bedroom. When she gets up she really enjoys playing on her computer and watching tv at the same time. She sure is a sweet heart.
Hello to all on the porch and have a nice Sunday.

December 16, 2018 - Msg 111245: Hi Porchsters! Boo, got your card today. It was 'handstamped' in Inglewood because of the 3-D santa on it. ha Thank you for the explanation of the greening. It is sort of like our church's Advent wreath of greens, lighting a candle on it each of the 4 sundays prior to Christmas.
Sean will indeed be in my prayers.

SPOT--got your card too! 3-D stockings! cool. Thank you so much, and from all the 'retirees!'

ASA- Just as i mentioned earlier how some call me an 'evangelical catholic," I think you are
'evangelical" as well, but just don't know it! ha
I so do appreciate your prayers.
And, just so you understand the lymphedema leg sleeves, please see this link.
A pump is attached that builds up pressure in the sleeves, then releases it, etc.
If you think they would help your wife, you are more than welcome to have them.
They actually have 2 sets of short and long lengths.
I would just ask postage because I got them free from medicaer.

Frankie--glad the kids are back home for Christmas.
Last night we went to Zoolights here. The Phx zoo has millions of lights and moving displays. Very neat.

APB for MBM, John Masters and Poor Horatio. Sure hope all is OK
RO-thanks for posting. So glad you are doing OK. I hink of you often.

Here is a little digest of TAGS Christmas story for y'all, enjoy:

MDC :)

December 16, 2018 - Msg 111246: Good Sabbath all. I hope and pray everyone is fine and dandy.

MDC, I do believe that device would be a help to my Wife, and I would be more than willing to pay any postage. Just let me know how you want to handle it buddy. I do appreciate it, and appreciate you. Thank you.

Boo, will pray for Sean. I do understand how tough it can be standing on that concrete all day. I agree with Romeena's idea of some inserts maybe. I know one of the more challenging things for me to deal with in my job was standing a lot. Especially if it was in one spot. It just killed my back to stand in one spot for very long. I got to where I dreaded having to work out of the bucket truck because there really wasn't any room to move in it. And after just a short while working in it, my back would just have fits. So I have sympathy for Sean. They also make special anti-fatigue mats just for that purpose. I see them a lot in front of work benches and what not.

Romeena, I am glad you are doing ok. At least I hope you are not just trying to pacify me. :) Well no matter, my prayers continue for you and your family.

GF, My Son was over yesterday to visit for a spell and we ended up turning on the pre-game for an NFL game. The first one I have watched all year. I was stunned to hear them talking about the Browns still being in the play-off picture. Good for them. And then I saw this morning that they beat Denver last night, at Denver. Good going Browns!

Well best hit the shower and go get ready for Preaching. I love all the Christmas hymns we sing this time of year.

Prayers for all.


December 16, 2018 - Msg 111247: Hey everyone- Have gotten several Christmas cards from Porchsters and wanted to say thanks SO much. They bring a special feeling of love to me,and I appreciate the kind thoughts from you, Asa and Pappa Bear too.

Boo, I have heard people say that when you stand on concrete all day, it is vital to have good shoes. They say SAS shoes are tops for supporting someone on their feet all day,so perhaps look into getting Sean a pair of those.

Well, I hope y'all are enjoying this lovely Sunday-love to all!

possum under a rock

December 16, 2018 - Msg 111248: BOO--Asa and Possum and Ro nailed it. I bet GF would also agree...that shoes (or inserts) can make a big difference! I had a pair of Redwings years ago when I was working in a warehouse during summers off from teaching. They were really comfortable. Also a good back belt would help him too. Just sayin' . :)
Here is a link...
Possum, glad you heard from PappaBear,
as he is really hurting these days and needs much prayer. Thx.

December 16, 2018 - Msg 111249: Amen about shoes MCD...But these days I’m loving my Sketcher “Go Walks”, they slip on and makes a guy feel like he’s walking on pillows...Hopefully Wilber Finch will stop by Boo’s and hook up Sean with a good pair from the Manhattan Shoe 👞 Company...


December 16, 2018 - Msg 111250: MDC, thanks for sharing the video on Mayberry Christmas. My Mom loved the part where Elie Walker was talking. It is nice to see what they look like now and hearing them talk about the show.
Have a good day Porch!

December 16, 2018 - Msg 111251: Wiber Finch is coming here? Wilber? Finch? Here?
My goodness, I better go dust off my violin. He just may want music to measure feet by! :)
Boo, you might also try The Good Feet Store. I hear good things about them.
Or maybe Chuck O'Malleys daddy in law could help. A lotta bad feet in this Country.


December 16, 2018 - Msg 111252:

December 16, 2018 - Msg 111253: The above was a little test...posted a video of the snow we had here a year ago in my area.


December 16, 2018 - Msg 111254: Wanted to share an old home movie from a family Christmas Eve party in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1976. These are aunts, uncles,and cousins on my mom's side. I am only in it briefly. I am 1r with long brown hair. Enjoy the nostalgia. PS, there is no sound.


December 16, 2018 - Msg 111255: You can see me briefly a 1:37 dancing with a child. My mom can be seem at 53. She has dark hair and is wearing an orange dress.


December 16, 2018 - Msg 111256: Also wanted to share some pictures of my decorations for those of you who aren't on Facebook.


December 16, 2018 - Msg 111257: Oh shoot, I just realized that if you don't have a Facebook account you probably can't view anything I shared...very sorry!

Boo hoo

December 17, 2018 - Msg 111258: BOO-- The video of the 1976 Christmas would not open for me. The other two did however. Very nice!

Now regarding Wilber Finch, remember when Floyd brought in his son to play the sax? Why did we never hear anything more about him?? Was Floyd even married? haha

ASA--Regarding all the neat hymns in church, I gotta tell ya,
the MTC singing the Alleluia Chorus is still second to none, IMHO. :)

Thanks for the update on Craftsman tools at Lowes and Ace.
I'll check it out. As stated by GF, I hope they still have the
return if broken policy.

Not sure about the rest of you, but our Christmas station here seems to be stuck on about 10 songs! I mean how many times
can a man take Jingle Bell Rock? I'm only made of flesh and blood ya know!:)

Can you believe only one week until Christmas Eve?? wow, 2018 is going so fast!

Love to all,

December 17, 2018 - Msg 111259: Oh Frankie, you're welcome, I found it quite by accident.

December 17, 2018 - Msg 111260: Oh, and ASA, OK if I wait until all the holiday package season, and long lines, are past before I mail it? thx, mdc

December 17, 2018 - Msg 111261: Good morning all.

MDC, No rush at all friend. I appreciate your generosity. Sen me an e=mail in what you need for postage and I'll get it to you. Romeena has my a,d, Yea, the MoTab is great to listen too.

There was another mention of Floyds son in the jinx when he felt Henrey Bennet had made his boy drop a catch at the baseball game. And I think I remember another episode of a slight mention of his Wife, but then he is sending off letters to Miss Grayson. What a playboy! lol

I enjoy catching those little bloopers and inconsistencies in the show. Not in a mean hearted way at all. I'm sure no one associated with the show back then would have ever imagined we would be here almost 60 years later dissecting it in a forum like this. 10-4? lol

To all my cooking coaches, yesterday I stumbled across this easy looking recipe for what was called "Butter Chicken". Not sure about the name, but it is just chicken strips cut up and cooked in a tomato sauce with curry in it. I figured to give it a whirl, and by golly, it cane out pretty good. Served it over a bed of white rice. I call it adventure cooking. Made enough to have leftovers for tonight. Barney wouldn't like it though. It was concealed in a heavy sauce. And some of the chicken was from wings on chickens that had done a lot of flying. Old Barny had some food issues. I guess that's why he was so skinny.

Well I'm off.


December 17, 2018 - Msg 111262: Whew!...busy time of year but wanted to check. Thanks for the Christmas cards, those who sent them. Its so fun going to the mailbox and finding them there.

Romeena, I mailed you a package and according to the tracking it was delivered to your front porch already. If for some reason you didn't get it and someone carried it off, let me know because It has a little insur@nce on it and I could send another if someone took your's off the porch. I see videos on facebook of people just stealing packages off of people's porches, especially at this time of year.

Been in town with St. Susan today and we took care of buying things for the kids at the rehab and I will deliver them tomorrow. I also was trying to track down a certain type of softball bat for Erin and it was not easy to find. Those bats are expensive! The cheapest one I could find that she could use was 60 dollars and I had to buy softballs, too. Wow. She has to have them, though, because she will start playing games in January.

Well, I have to pick up some relatives and go looking at lights tonight so I think I will put my feet up and have a cup of coffee for a little while.

Sean called me from work during his lunch break and was pretty miserable. I just don't know if he is going to be able to stick with this job. I am hoping but guess we will see.

Asa, Good work on the chicken! I made a big pot of beef veggie soup for the family in my pressure cooker today. I pressure cooked it and then set it on the slow cook setting to finish up, then when I got home from town, I brought it up to a boil, added noodles and cooked them for 8 minutes, put it on the keep warm setting and it will be ready for the family. I love that electric pressure cooker!

Better scram,

December 17, 2018 - Msg 111263: Boo, I ain't brave enough to try no pressure cooker. I'm dangerous enough with a frying pan. With a pressure cooker it might sound like they was blasting for the new underpass again. (I always wondered why an underpass and not an overpass)

GF, What happened with the podcast tonight? Did it go early? Who's on the phone committee? lol

MDC, Tell Pappabear I got his card and thank him for me. I sent him one last week. I am glad you keep in touch with him.

Well I guess I'll go watch a little TAGS seeing how there was no podcast.


December 17, 2018 - Msg 111264: I’m sorry Asa he had it at 6:30...I was going to post it for you but got busy with dinner Sorry Buddy!..

December 17, 2018 - Msg 111265: Hello folks. Sorry I have been missing for many months here. 2018 is a year that has not been a good year for me so I'm glad it is coming to an end. I have been dealing with multiple negative issues. When I do spend time on the internet, I prefer answering questions over at

from Poor Horatio

December 17, 2018 - Msg 111266: The best Christmas song of all time, and this is my favorite version:

John Berry-O Holy Night

December 17, 2018 - Msg 111267: Whoops, that was from Billy Ray the John Berry Lovin' Postman

December 17, 2018 - Msg 111268: Poor Horatio, so good to hear from you!
I will keep you in my prayers my friend.
So sorry about your issues, but
Thank you for checking in.
ASA--you are so right about dissecting the show!
With DVDs we can stop action, see one little flaw,
and talk it up! ha
BOO--I would like to get one of those Instant Pots. Is that what you have?
Thank you for getting gifts for the kids in the facility. We could NOT do that in the prison
due to possible contraband getting in.
(we would never do that, but its the rule)
And you know how barney is about jail rules!
Billy Ray, as busy as you are right now with christmas mail, you take time to
post that beautiful song! thanks
Hang in there friends,

December 18, 2018 - Msg 111269: Hi Folks and Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!

MDC - Yep, I'm here. I saw the APB and, like Poor Horatio, the last few months have been hard for me too. I come by the Porch and peek, but dont have much to say.

Quickly, with reference to Floyd and his "on again, off again, marriage, he also makes reference to his wife in the Ol' Sam episode. Remember when Goober says they didnt catch anything because Floyd brought his cousin and Floyd quickly pointed out it was his wife's cousin? She made Floyd take him?

Boo - Maybe Sean needs to help his feet by walking 'round in his stocking feet. Just dont get mad at him if he decides to leave his shoes right in the middle of the living room floor!


John Masters

December 18, 2018 - Msg 111270: Quick story about a softball bat: In the early 90s I was on my company's softball team. I had no idea what a "loaded" bat was, but one of our guys got caught using one, and it was not a good outcome.
But the other team had a 'ringer,' so that was not good either! ha Needless to say, I learned a lot of new terms and a lot new cuss words that year! :)

December 18, 2018 - Msg 111271: that was me...MDC

December 18, 2018 - Msg 111272: Hey to John Masters!

December 18, 2018 - Msg 111273: Good morning, porch! Just got a minute to stop by, have to attend a funeral this morning. My precious neighbor, who has struggled with a brain tumor for about two years now, finally passed on Friday, and her services are this morning, over in Dallas. I hate driving in Dallas, but this shouldn't be too difficult, the church is on a main street.

Boo, check your email. I wrote you on the 15th. That box you sent contained many lovely things, and I appreciate it so much. I couldn't believe all of that was for me! You're the cats!

Well, off I go. My hair has had a mind of its own the past few days, and I'm anticipating about a half hour fight with it before I can leave this house. Usually it just dries in place and looks pretty good, but this time, it has done every contrary thing you can imagine and I look like I'm wearing a fright wig.

Blessings, friends. --Romeena

December 18, 2018 - Msg 111274: Thanks Ro, I have been having trouble getting into my email but will try again. lol


December 18, 2018 - Msg 111275: Good Evening Porch!

December 18, 2018 - Msg 111276: RIP " Laverne" - actress/director Penny Marshall has passed away at age 75 of complications from diabetes.

possum u.a.r.

December 18, 2018 - Msg 111277: A question to ponder: Why are so many of our generation passing away at such a young age (eg:Penny Marshall at 75), but our
parents generation lived into their 80s and 90s?

ASA_ you mentioned how hard it was for you to stand in one place like in the bucket, could you maybe
have a varicose vein problem? I am going to have mine worked on in 2019, a relatively simple outpatient procedure.

GF--thanks for the email, these modern electronal
marvels are something else, huh. :)

RO- so sorry about your neighbor. I hope all went well.
God's blessings.

JOHN--thanks for stopping by.
Possum--good to see you too.

Christmas Love,

December 18, 2018 - Msg 111278: Not sure why MDC mentioned a softball bat, but no matter, a few softball stories:
I was a pitcher and a guy hit a low level line drive right at my feet. The ball bounced straight up into my eye. I was very lucky it sort of centered on my eye so that there was no direct hit on the eyeball.
A guy who was the catcher on my team had some real PTSD issues from VietNam, and once he thought someone unnecessarily ran into him at the plate. He was 3 feet away and threw the ball within an inch of the guy's head, into the backstop. I was probably the only person who knew he only meant to scare the guy and intended to miss him. That guy was justifiably freaked out. The catcher was only suspended one game. We thought they'd ban him from the league.
My manager at work told me he'd been a fast pitch pitcher and offered to show me his stuff. This was in a game room/bowling alley at college. Being young and stupid, I agreed, and we figured out I could get 45 feet away by going out on one of the bowling lanes and he'd pitch to me from back by the scoring table. I had no worries as I was sure I could handle a pitch. Which I could have, if I'd have seen it! As I followed his pitching hand in a windmill motion, I completely lost the ball in the lights that were behind him. I didn't move, and the ball hit me solid on the left shoulder. He started to laugh, but had the sense to see if I was okay first. I was, wasn't hurt too bad, but I was mighty embarrassed. I hadn't moved an inch. When he and everyone watching realized I wasn't hurt, they all busted out laughing. I am still mighty glad I didn't catch it with my face or other sensitive body parts.

Billy Ray the Postman

December 19, 2018 - Msg 111279: Billy Ray...Here’s one for Ya! Yep those were the days!...I played Church softball and “Fumble Ball” for 25 years playing outfield, catcher, and finished off as the pitcher... I guess your body tells you what you CAN and CANNOT do thru the years...But let me say, it being “Church Ball” did not mean it was all Milk & Cookies if you know what I mean!...”Fumbleball” was played in my area, and was only played around Milwaukee. Much like softball, the difference was the “seams” on the ball were turned inside out causing it to do some WILD things!

Here is a link describing it.
Check it out all you ball players it’s a pretty unique game geared to those of us who were over 35

Yep, Those were the “Glory Days” as the Boss sang about!..


December 19, 2018 - Msg 111280: Good morning all.
Hey to John Masters and Poor Horatio. Good to see you guys checking in.
Billy Ray, MDC got to talking about bats after Boo mentioned buying one for her Erin. Now me, I don't mind talking about those kind of bats. Just don't talk about them other kind of bats. I don't cotton to them a lick!
MDC, I received your Card yesterday. Thanks for the gift card. Wow, A hundred bucks. You are a-ok buddy. (jk everybody) lol
GF, I played a lot of Church ball also. And I have the scars to prove it. I remember a few years ago they were trying to get blood donors in our mens group to go donate a pint at the local hospital. Not very many were volunteering, when our leader piped up with "come on guys, you shed more than a pint when you play basketball over here on Friday nights. That got a laugh.
MDC, as far as standing in one place getting me hurting, it is my back that I was talking about. I know that sounds odd, but it's true enough. One of the worst things I can do for some reason. Go figure.
Well off to wor…, wor…, wor…, worry about what's for breakfast. lol


December 19, 2018 - Msg 111281: BILLY Ray, it was because BOO had mentioned getting a bat for her daughter.
MDC :)

December 19, 2018 - Msg 111282: Oops, ASA just said that. I'm chewing twice I guess. mdc :)

December 19, 2018 - Msg 111283: ASA--you're pretty funny for an "old" retired guy. (:

December 19, 2018 - Msg 111284: Merry Christmas to everyone on the porch
Christs Blessings
Mayberry Deputy

December 19, 2018 - Msg 111285: Thanks for all the hellos folks. All this talk about baseball brought back some memories for me. When I was overseas in the military, another unit challenged us to a softball game. But we had a hard time agreeing on slow pitch or fast pitch. So we compromised; first game was slow pitch and second game was fast pitch. All of us did well with slow pitch. But playing fast pitch so soon, some of us had our timing off. By the time our batters would swing, the catcher was throwing the ball back to the pitcher. We had to start our swing as the pitcher was winding and hope the ball would cross the plate by the time our bat was across the plate. It was quite embarrassing for some of us including me.

Boo, sorry to learn about Sean's problem working on his feet for long periods. Check the following

from Poor Horatio

December 19, 2018 - Msg 111286: Hummm...Asa...Pancakes 🥞 Or Eggs 🍳..How bout...BOTH!...Rough decision for a Retiree!


December 20, 2018 - Msg 111287: Mayberry Deputy, Merry Christmas to you.
G-F, How about a grand slam breakfast.
Sure hope Elie has a good stock of Midnight Madness. I would like to give some out for Christmas gifts.

December 20, 2018 - Msg 111288: Howdy everyone..had a couple of rough nights at work trying to do the job and train a new nurse. I am ready to put my feet up for a bit before heading to bed but wanted to check in to say hello. Hope you are all doing well.


December 20, 2018 - Msg 111289: G-F this retiree will take both and some sausage links ! Good Morning all...gona read ...SPOT

December 20, 2018 - Msg 111290: OK SPOT You got it!...Asa and I are serving up the “Wheeler Special” ...Two eggs (Your Way) bacon 🥓 sausage, short stack of hot cakes, grits (w/ Real Butter) not that butter mist either!..Biscuit or toast w/jelly...And top it all off with a sweet tea or a cup of the “New” Mayberry Coffee ☕️....

THEN we all retire to our “Wheeler’s & Wheeleretts” for some serious “Wheelertime” 😴😴😴


December 20, 2018 - Msg 111291: And succotash, an ample supply of succotash. Wait, maybe that's for lunch. Hold the succotash and little yellow cookie till lunch! How's about some hash browns though. Gotta have some hash browns. 10-4? And the bacon will be limp, unless you want it turned to a crisp. :)

Boo, sorry you had some bad nights on the job. I remember those times. Seems like just yesterday. lol, Hope things improve. They usually do.

Mayberry Deputy. Good to see you and Merry Christmas to you also.

Hey Frankie, if you can't find that Midnight Madness, Floyd has plenty of Witch Hazel. He buys it in 55 gallon drums. :)
That does remind me of something. Years ago I landed a job with a major cosmetic company. Heck, I guess I can tell who. It was Max Factor. They had moved some of their production line here from California. I worked in the Maintenance Dept. Anyway, they would have a very pricey perfume shipped in in 55 gallon drums. And they would then dispense it into small (I think 5 ounce) bottles for stores. If I remember correct, the stuff sold for something like $75.00 and ounce. (Halston I believe). And it seems like I remember hearing it cost them about the same amount to make 55 gallons as what they sold 5 ounces for. The mark up in that world is wild. Anyway, I often would be the one who had to make repairs or adjustments to the machines that filled these small containers. So to say I would go home at night smelling like a French you know what was an understatement. I had some screwdrivers with the leather handles that to this day still smell of that perfume. And that has been almost 40 years ago. Wow, am I old or what. Another thing about that job was they had a work force of nearly 500 employees, and only maybe 20 of it was fellers. The rest were women. Well it was a good thing I was a newlywed, that's all I can say. My first day on the job I had a gal ask me out on a date. I told her I was married and her response was "so what". Yikes!

Well here is a quiz for this Christmas season. I am sure GF will get it. What was the name of the Lone Rangers nephews horse?


December 20, 2018 - Msg 111292: Victor. His name was Victor. ;)

John Masters

December 20, 2018 - Msg 111293: Here's a good one.... In "A Charlie Brown Christmas", what present does Lucy say she never gets?

John Masters

December 20, 2018 - Msg 111294: Very good John Maters. You get an A++++++++++++


December 20, 2018 - Msg 111295: Asa, that is a great story about the perfume. I had no idea they shipped perfume in 55 gallon drums. Yes Halston is very expensive and usually in the locked cases.
Everyone be safe and have a good week.

December 21, 2018 - Msg 111296: Just a quick hello tonight. We went to one of those drive thru light displays tonight. It was amazing. I twas set up in a spring training stadium's parking lot. Yes, it did have a nativity of figures in lights! An FM station was in sinc with the lights. more later

December 21, 2018 - Msg 111297: It was called Illumination, a symphony of lights

December 21, 2018 - Msg 111298: I’m sure it was a enLIGHTNING experience than the story of BABY JESUS STOLEN FROM NATIVITY SCENE near Cleveland! Hopefully nobody does anything to your AWESOME display, I’m sure that took a lot of work and time to make and set up.....

I hope everyone’s doing Ok as we enter the home stretch to Christmas. Continuing prayers for ALL those who are struggling this year...BTW it was nice to see Poor Horatio pop in for a minute, we’ve missed him!...

Did anyone see the new “Home Alone” reboot Commercial? Kinda funny seeing Kevin with his “electronal” marvels...


December 21, 2018 - Msg 111299: Here it is...

December 21, 2018 - Msg 111300: Asa, Just a FYI....Floyd is taliking about doing the Monday Podcast tonight, I don’t know the time yet....
We are waiting on the “Official Verification”.........G-F

December 21, 2018 - Msg 111301: Just saw on the news of some storms in Atlanta and Carolinas! POSSUM and SPOTTY, be careful out there!

December 21, 2018 - Msg 111302: Thanks,MDC. I'm fine here- no storms,just a little rain but boy,has it been windy! I can still hear it whistling outside my rock. Hope things aren't bad over Spotty's way. Everybody take care!

P.S. Asa,I liked your perfume story!

possum under a rock

December 21, 2018 - Msg 111303: Special DATE recording for episode 510 of Two Chairs No Waiting Andy Griffith Show Fan Podcast. Tonight at 8pm ET.

December 21, 2018 - Msg 111304: MDC, I have seen those displays on tv but not have had the chance to see one in real. I bet it was gorgeous
GF, I loved the new Home Alone commercial. Thanks for sharing the link.
Everyone have a great weekend.

December 22, 2018 - Msg 111305: GF--just checked out the commercial--well done with his "bigger wires!" ha
Did you ever see either of the Dragnet eps (one BW and one color) about the stolen baby Jesus?
Here is a link to the ending: :)
MAYBERRY DEPUTY! I'll be darn, good to see you. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
FRANKIE-- here is a link to what we drove thru!
Possum-glad it isnt too bad there. maybe some of that mayberry coffee will help.
ASA--We used to have a Revlon plant here in the Phx area, and one summer years ago I worked as a delivery driver, and I had to go to that plant several times a week. I finally had to quit the job because my sinuses would fill up once I got within two blocks of the place, and i would get terrible headaches! Needless to say
my wife does NOT wear perfume! ha :)
JOHN MASTERS Did anyone ever answer your question? I am not sure myself.
ROMEEna--my prayers continue to be with you and your family.
Lots of love.

December 22, 2018 - Msg 111306: Happy Birthday, Spotty!!

Combo birthday bash/ Christmas party over at O'Malley's cabin tonight! ( Heard he was up in DEE- Troit for the holidays) ;)

possum again

December 22, 2018 - Msg 111307: SHAZZAM....SPOT the BIrthday 🎁 Dog!...How many is that in dog years?

December 22, 2018 - Msg 111308: He's 59 in human years, G-F. I never was good in math,so you figure it out! I could try,but I think it might blow up my calculator- ha ha

possum once more

December 22, 2018 - Msg 111309: Good morning all.
Happy Birthday to Spot
He is a lot
To him a good thought
Happy Birthday to Spot
Maybe we could get Ernest T. to tap dance out that 59 times 7 math problem, but I ain't sure he could dance that long. :)

Sorry I missed the podcast GF. I was busy with some things yesterday and didn't even get on line I don't believe. So no podcast Monday I am guessing.

MDC, Yes, those fumes could get to you after a while. It was interesting to see how some of the stuff was produced and packaged though.

I was quite touched this week with a heart warming story. Earlier this year, a Mayor of a nearby town and who serves in the Army Reserves, volunteered to go to Afghanistan for a years assignment. He actually went out back in January and was due to be back home in a few weeks. But about 6 weeks ago, he was killed by an Afgan. soldier who went bonkers. The man was a father of 7 children, and devoted husband and father. I have felt so bad for the poor Wife, and having to raise all those kids alone. I guess it is because my youngest Daughter has 7 kids, I see how busy she is even with a devoted husband. Anyway, there is a Charitable Group that has stepped forward and paid off the mortgage to her home. So very kind and so very much needed I am sure.

Prayers continue for Ro and everyone else.


December 22, 2018 - Msg 111310: Happy Birthday, Spotty Dog! And many, many more. --Romeena

December 22, 2018 - Msg 111311: Asa...They were telling that story around here about the Mayors service to our country. It was quite a inspiring story of Patriotism and Service to both his family, town and Country. Glad to hear people stepped up to take care of his family, as HE took care of us...Amen?

Nice Dragnet Link MDC...“Just the facts, ma'am.”.....


December 22, 2018 - Msg 111312: The answer to my question,in "A Charlie Brown Christmas", what present does Lucy say she never gets? The answer was...real estate.

John Masters

December 22, 2018 - Msg 111313: Happy Birthday, SPOT!


December 22, 2018 - Msg 111314: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our Talkin' Doggy! :)
I'll be a joinin' ya in a few days buddy!
Tho I'll tell ya now that 3 cuts of pie
is my high-water mark. ha

December 22, 2018 - Msg 111315: Interesting story, Asa. I used to wear Halston everyday when I was in my 20's. My very sophisticated, English sister-in-law wore it when I was a girl and I just loved it. When I was old enough and working so I could afford it, I would buy it for myself. I haven't even smelled it in probably 25 years, though. I think I might go to the perfume counter at Macy's soon and just smell it. It would probably bring back some very sweet memories. :)

Hope all of you are jolly and ready for Christmas because it is coming soon, ready or not! I did my final shopping for food for Christmas Eve and Day and got some stocking stuffers for the kids so I think I am done. St. Susan and I decided on lasagna for Christmas Dinner, with a big salad and garlic bread. I make a might-fine lasagna, if I do say so myself, and its not that hard. I just have a few treats to make and I will make the sauce for the lasagna tomorrow and let it simmer for a couple of hours, assemble the lasagna and bake on Christmas. No big deal...just the way I like Christmas. Christmas will be low-key but I think we will have some people over for snacks and games on New Year's Eve and that should be fun.

Bruce was concerned about the government shut down, but he found out that he will be classified as essential personnel and will keep working, no matter what happens, which is good. I got my works hours cut back severely for January because of our low census. We only have 28 kids in the entire facility right now so we are only working one nurse per shift. Since I am considered an "as needed" nurse, I get picked last. I am going to tell my boss to use me as a fill in if nurses get sick or need a day off, though. I did go online today and fill out an application for a school nurse position that is open in the school here, so we will see how that goes.

Well, break over and time to go do a chore or two.


December 22, 2018 - Msg 111316: Here’s the link to Floyd’s Christmas podcast