March 10, 2020 - Msg 113889: Frankie

March 10, 2020 - Msg 113890: Papa bear I would stay away from that renshaw house no telling what you might run into.

MDC yes I have used the bartoli meals in the granite pan it works great.

March 10, 2020 - Msg 113891: wow what sweep frankie. hi mdc and rest of the porch just passing thru. if this weather stays damp cool and drizkey I thing papa bear will go back into hybrination..papa bear

March 10, 2020 - Msg 113892: anyone who needs help around home I will send virgil to help. papa bear

March 10, 2020 - Msg 113893: Good Sweep Frankie! I just checked the archived messages, and I see you repeated your message, thanks.
Papabear, be sure you stay well during this virus thing, as you have a compromised immune system.
I take an extra vitamin C and garlic tablet each day right now to help keep mine in good shape. I don't understand all the hording of toilet paper, etc, but this has sure shown us what people do when they 'panic' about something like this. Kinda scary in a way as hordes were in Costco with mounds of stuff. As RO said earlier, those same people may be smokers etc, so they buy loads of other stuff instead of taking care of themselves, temples of the Holy Spirit. I admit that I always have a few days worth of things in the pantry, but what I would call a minimum amount. Well, enough on that.
POSSUM, SPOT, JOHN M, CHARLOTTE, BIG MAUDE, AND OTHERS,please check in when you can.
MDC :)
What do you call two doctors, why a 'paradox' of course! :)

March 10, 2020 - Msg 113894: common sence bot panic is needed before you know it everyone will move around the darlings. remember the old out houses. I never could figure out why they had two and three holes when only one person was in at a time. but they had wards or sears catalogs handy. anyone remember them. papa bear

March 11, 2020 - Msg 113895: Oldie but a goodie: The Sadducees were "sad," "you see!"

March 11, 2020 - Msg 113896: Good morning all.

Pappabear, concerning your question of why two and three holes, maybe it was a prestige thing, like Floyd wanting a two chair barbershop. I wonder if they had the magazines to swing it though. :)

MDC, Pretty crazy all the stories I am hearing about the crisis hoarding going on. I hope that the stories I read are the exceptions and not the norm.

Well I might just have to buy a set of those granite pans. They come both Frankie and MDC approved.

Well I ended up again in the dentists chair yesterday having an emergency root canal done. My tooth felt really good following my visit from the day before, but yesterday morning when I awoke, I noticed the tooth in front of the one I thought was hurting, was very sensitive to pressure. I figured I'd give it some time to see if the antibiotics would kick in, but by noon time it was getting worse. So I called my dentist and he had me in two hours later and did his thing. This morning it is feeling a lot better. Odd that it never showed up on the x-ray.

Well off to do my weekly grocery shopping. I sure hope they left me some T.P. A feller should be entitled to some luxury in his older years, right?


March 11, 2020 - Msg 113897: Asa...Just Remember....The Job ainít complete till the paperwork is done!.....

March 11, 2020 - Msg 113898: -Gooberfife

March 11, 2020 - Msg 113899: good morning porch.. I think at a certain age we need a staff of doctors of every variety on our payroll and they make house calls. I think having two and three hole in out n houses was once a year you had to dig a hole move the outhouse fill in the old one after pouring bags of limein it. asa do you want all of our shopping lists to since your going to the store anyway? have a great day. papa bear

March 11, 2020 - Msg 113900: Danville Illinois has a large veterans medical facility starting this Monday only one entrance everyone staff and veterans are tested for the virus before you can be admitted acess to clinics etc. wow its like getting into the pentagon. papa bear

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113901: Pappabear, that sounds like they are really trying to be cautious due to elderly vets and bad immune systems, but on the other hand, things here are still going on such as our annual Ostrich Festival this weekend, spring training games, etc.
G-F--you take good care of your dear wife thru all this. To paraphrase Asa, be cautious, not crazy.
RAIN! we got a good day-long shower today with more on tap for tomorrow. I guess rain is one thing that the phrase "on tap" really fits. ha. Somehow, saying a game is on tap is not the same. :) We pretty much stayed home today due to the rain.I really like the sound of soft rain on the roof when drifting off to sleep, like last night. I call it my "rooftop lullaby!" :)


March 12, 2020 - Msg 113902: OOPS! not sure where that wayward 'k' came from.

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113903: mdc an ostrich festival? for breakfast ostrich eggs for lunch and dinner ostrich? do they have ostrich races? never been to one. what does one do there. fascinating festival. haven't seen spot on here is he ok? I wonder if anyone would be interested in a rememberance of the those porchsters who have gone on to heaven like the rev. prayers for all. papa bear

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113904: Yes PB--- Rev, Millie, Tom...may they rest in peace until we all get there with them someday! :)
There has been an ostrich farm here in AZ for many years. Here is a link to the festival...
As Andy would say, "Well, that was a whole lot of fun."
ASA--glad the root canal went OK, now THAT was NOT a whole lot of fun!
As for Spotty, since he retired he seems to be busier that a cow's tail in fly season; but he does still stop by now and then.
MDC :)

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113905: MDC...Speaking about ostrichís, that reminded me of the episode of the Beverly Hillbillies where Granny runs into one and thinks it was a big chicken!....Funny one right there!..

Speaking of the virus thing, there is a positive case at the hospital my Daughter works at. It concerns me because she works in the lab, but everyone is trying to stay ahead of things there are a lot of crowd events and venues being canceled.
But I do watch my Granddaughter a lot so I have to be cautious and Iím the one who has to go out into the world so I try to be careful with everything....But I have to admit itís getting squirrelly around here and I donít mean in the fuzzy critter way!....🐿


March 12, 2020 - Msg 113906: good morning porch papa bear

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113907: mdc just checked out the ostrich festival site really looks like a lot of fun. pig races music etc. for those of us who are still cool can you share your temp with us to warm us up? it is 37 here high 42 rainy and storms here. only one who likes it is the munsters papa bear

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113908: had mobility scooter new interstate batteries tuned up now its speed speed now I can be gilley' get a ticket for doing 60 in a 45 mph. ha. papa bear

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113909: Good morning, porch! I've been a busy little bee this morning, got all my orchids and other indoor plants fed and watered, made a fresh gallon of tea in my handy little tea-maker, cleaned up my kitchen, and left the TV off, thereby getting some things done! Just watering the plants takes half an hour! My orchids are coming on like gangbusters, just blooming so beautifully.

My new microwave arrived yesterday, and I did manage to wrestle the 52-lb box into the house so it wouldn't be stolen off the porch (by a crook with a forklift, presumably!) but that's as far as I got. David will be by around noon, to put it in its cubbyhole in the kitchen. No way can I do that! The thing is enormous, and I love it! It's very much like my old one, that lived for 18 years, a Sharp Carousel, 2.2 cu ft, with a 16" turntable inside. I make a lot of casseroles, and hate baking them in the oven. They always get too brown around the edges, before the middle finally gets fully cooked. So, my 9x13" dishes fit in the microwave, rotate nicely as they cook, and after about 10 minutes in there, they're heated through, and I can then put them in the oven for 10 or 15 minutes, to bake nicely and melt the cheese on top evenly. (My casseroles almost always have cheese on top!)

Now, about this virus thing. (You knew I'd have something to say, didn't you?) I've already expressed my opinion earlier, so you know how I feel about it. I just wish everyone would attach the same importance to other major health threats in this country. We have shut down air traffic from infected countries, and yet thousands of unvaccinated illegal aliens are pouring over our borders, bringing all sorts of infectious diseases with them - specifically TB, measles, whooping cough, and others. President Trump is doing what he can to stem the tide, but is having to fight a bloody battle with half of our government to get it done. I know the virus is dangerous, and there is cause for concern, but when you put it in perspective, with all the other threats we face daily, it just doesn't measure up. So, use common sense, avoid big crowds, don't stand next to someone who is sneezing, coughing, or looks ill. WASH YOUR HANDS! Properly, frequently, and appropriately. Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, but don't expect it to take the place of washing. And while you're at it, consider the other risks around you, and respond appropriately. Don't drink and drive tops the list. Don't smoke, and don't share close space with those who are doing so. Get your flu and pneumonia shots, especially if you have gray hair, like me. Don't ignore symptoms. If you feel sick, contact your doctor. Use seat belts! In other words, use common sense, and don't expect a little paper or gauze mask to protect you from the threats out there. Here's a link to a site that I found to be common-sense, informative, and helpful.

Well, better get dressed. David will be here shortly. Blessings, everyone. --Romeena

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113910: amen romeena fear is shutting down stock market today 7 minutes after opening. not allowing new products in before we no it we will have an economic melt down. common sense is what we need don't you think. enough said. next Tuesday those of us who votes write papa bear in. I promise to do nothing for you show up 8am go home at 4 serve 4 years kick back draw the benefits.pappa bear

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113911: where is our mayor in this crisis ha papa bear

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113912: Hey folks!
Well, so far we are holding at two Coronavirus patients in Missouri around St. Louis. I am way down here close to Springfield where they thought they had four more, but so far, nothing panned out.
My wife and I just got back from hoarding TP, paper towels and hand sanitizer. We aren't too concerned about the virus, we're trying to stock up because OF the people that have started to panic. Our Walmart 14 miles from us in Bolivar is stripped bare of those three things. I'll tell you honestly, everyone, if this is 2020, it can leave right now. First our little cat, then my mother's cousin, now this bull! God help us come April! Sorry to be a downer, but Yikes! Good well wishes to all of you here on the Porch. And G-F, hope your daughter avoids this thing!
Seems to be better news by the WHO. They said that 80% of the people who get this will be the mild form and this is the first pandemic they can get control of. Jesus, take the wheel and drop it into 5th gear 'cause we need this to end now!

Y'all take care, be safe, be careful and I'll leave two pitchers of tea, sweetened and unsweetened, like I used to. Solo cups are on top of the ice chest where the ice is.

John Masters

March 12, 2020 - Msg 113913: As St. John said: Maranatha! (:

March 13, 2020 - Msg 113914: HI All, just a quick hello tonight.
Well, the world is 'cancelled!' Basically every sporting event, concert, Disneyland etc, even the Mormon church is
cancelling services. Wow, I'm stunned.
Tonite was a good eps too, the Scoby's and ole Ben going at it. I have always liked that one, then Sam Becker's marijuana fields! ha
Well, prayers for everyone, I'll check back tomorrow when I
can think better.
God bless,

March 13, 2020 - Msg 113915: poor old mickey Minnie and goofy laid off after all these years. papa bear

March 13, 2020 - Msg 113916: Good morning, porch! It is a gray, chilly, drizzly day here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and with all the event closings (they've even cancelled our JOY dinner next week at church!) it's kind of dull around here. However, I just refuse to let the weather or the virus scare dampen my spirits. I have a little partner in that line of thinking, too. Trinket doesn't know, and probably wouldn't care, that we have a virus scare, and she's not tall enough to see out the windows so doesn't know what the drippy weather looks like, she's just a happy puppy. She and I are going to stay in today, watch a little TV, maybe clean something, and do a little laundry. We'll cuddle in my recliner, most likely have a nap somewhere along the line, and just might cook up something "delish" for dinner. I've got a small rack of pork spareribs in the fridge. I can bake them with barbecue sauce, will eat about a third of them, with some tater salad and some pork and beans (I've got two potatoes, will make just enough, with leftovers besides) and the rest have endless possibilities. One prominent choice has to do with the big jar of sauerkraut I have on hand. I can separate some of those ribs and simmer them for an hour or so in that kraut, and it will be wonderful. Eaten with the rest of the tater salad and beans, I can make it to Monday without having to start over. Asa, notice how I "leapfrog" the leftovers!) My mom was a master of that art, and I've always done it as well. Almost every meal will have at least one item that was left from a previous meal. Nothing is wasted.

David and Landry came yesterday afternoon and put my microwave in place for me. No way on earth I could have lifted that thing up into the cubbyhole it lives in. I nearly beat myself to death just getting it in off the porch! Landry is home from North Texas University, classes are closed for now, and they may go to online classes for next week. Anyway, the guys stayed for the afternoon, Diesel was with them and he and Trinket had a high old time. She wore Diesel out! Later, Brittney joined us, and Eloise and Jerry, and we went to a local restaurant, long history here in Irving, and serves good food at fairly reasonable prices. I got chicken fettucini alfredo, and it was quite good. Large serving, I brought half of it home and will have it for lunch. I may add a little more parmesan cheese to it, though, as it was just a little bland.

Looks like we're going to be rainy at least through next Thursday! Eddie and Tommy have weeds to pull, millions of them, and things to plant, but it can't be done in the rain. Oh well. The sun will shine in my back door again, someday. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

March 13, 2020 - Msg 113917: In the light of the virus scare, I just thought of something my dad used to say, and would no doubt have been saying now, if he were here. It's an old saying, and he used it often. "There is nothing so uncommon as common sense." I was curious, so chased that little rabbit, and the most credible information I could find regarding the origin of that saying, states that it was first attributed to Baron d'Holbach in 1753. I have no idea who the Baron was, or if he was really the originator of that saying, but no matter. It's one of the most "true" sayings I've ever heard, and my daddy used it often. If ever a man had common sense, he did. He never finished high school, but went on to build a home construction business that was very successful, based on instinct, observation, good taste, self-acquired knowledge, and yes, common sense. He said once that the best way to design a kitchen was to watch a woman working in her kitchen, and her movements and habits will tell you what is needed in a practical and convenient design. He was right! --Romeena

March 13, 2020 - Msg 113918: romeena my dad used to say everyone is in such a hurry to go nowhere. let things play themselves out and then see where its at then make your decisions. papa bear

March 13, 2020 - Msg 113919: Papa Bear, your dad was right. I believe that too, but sometimes you can get blindsided by the behavior of everyone else, while you're waiting to let it play out. Case in point: I've been hearing about the bathroom tissue shortages, shelves empty, etc. I checked my supply, and discovered it's about at the point where I'd usually restock. Having spoken to family and friends who have been in the stores, I knew it was no use going to the grocery store, as the shelves are bare. I don't need groceries anyway, and would hate to make a trip to a store for something that I already know is out of stock. So, not to worry. That's what Amazon is for, right? Wrong. I tried to order from them just now and guess what? Nearly every good brand and off brand has a little notice below the picture that indicates it's currently "out of stock", or "currently unavailable." At Amazon!! I have never seen such a to-do about anything in my life! Oh well. This too shall pass. --Romeena

March 13, 2020 - Msg 113920: Literally Romeena...This too shall pass....Made me laugh..G-F

March 13, 2020 - Msg 113921: Hahaha! I wondered who, if anyone, would pick up on that. --Romeena

March 13, 2020 - Msg 113922: Well, I just opened my email, and found a notice from the church office, informing everyone that all services are canceled for this coming Sunday, and further notices will be sent out for future happenings. I already know the JOY dinner for Thursday night is canceled. This thing is getting to be a real pain. --Romeena

March 13, 2020 - Msg 113923: Iím starting to get a little nervous about this Corona virus. There are 5 adults and a two year old in my house and all but one of us work. Going to be hard to avoid it.


March 14, 2020 - Msg 113924: RO and all, yes I hear you about the TP situation.
If you recall, one of the first things that happened in Venezuela
was a shortage of TP! As Barn would say, here is what frosts me:
Those of us who did NOT panic and go raid every store for TP,
are now the ones who may need it. If people had thought this whole thing out,
and they ended up quarantined for 14 days, and if their TP was getting in short supply,
they could have called a neighbor or family member, asked them to buy some, and then drop it on their doorstep. Voila, problem solved. Now we're stuck because of this
mass hysteria! It really shows how fragile our civility really is, and that is
very scary. I heard on the news today that it may take MONTHS to get TP back in stores, and that will be at peak production! In fact, the virus will probably pass by before TP is back on shelves. It's not like there are warehouses full of the stuff out there. I'll just say it, "What the h@ll is wrong with people today!?" This did not happen during WWII. Well there was some hording,
but not to this extent. Personally, I think it is because God is NOT in so many lives today, when we need Him the most. Like RO says, churches are closing up, yet this is when we need the Lord the MOST! OK, I havesaidjustaboutenoughaboutTP, I guess. We'll make due.
I hope everyone is otherwise OK. It is hard to talk about Mayberry at a time like this, but watching it sure helps to
keep my blood pressure in good shape! :)
BOO--did you ever get a chance to read that article that I attached for you?
Also, FIVE adults and a two year old.? Did I miss a memo on the added two? :)
Prayyers for all, love you,

March 14, 2020 - Msg 113925: Oh, i forgot, we are finishing up on THREE days of off and on showers! It was so refreshing, wonderful rain. The desert will soon be in full bloom!

March 14, 2020 - Msg 113926: shortage of everything here. just think if we had 1000 rolls of toliet paper and paper towels set up a stand like berts sell 5.00 each. just a bad thought. have a great day... prayers for all. papa bear

March 14, 2020 - Msg 113927: Walmart by our house keepers got a shipment of toilet paper. sign 2 packs per customer had employees watching and cashiers to enforce it. getting like ww2 rationing coupons. they said problem back then if you had coupuns if your store was out of an item for a month your coupon would not carry over. maybe summer will kill this virus pappa bear

March 14, 2020 - Msg 113928: bright side maybe this will start a Christian revival in our nation. papa bear

March 14, 2020 - Msg 113929: mdc wasn't ostrich festival this weekend? snow snow this way do you want some papa bear

March 14, 2020 - Msg 113930: Good afternoon, porch. Well, this thing is rapidly becoming a big deal, isn't it? Here are some interesting statistics: Reported cases vs deaths so far -- In Texas, 28 cases and 0 deaths. In the U.S., 2628 reported cases and 50 deaths. In the world, 155,210 cases, 5811 deaths. In China 80,824 and 3,189 deaths. Hmmm. So much for traditional Chinese medicine, I guess. Now, here's the clinker: In the U.S., we kill 3000 babies PER DAY by abortion. Let that sink in. And we're worried about a shortage of toilet paper? God must just be wishing He'd gone fishing on the day He created people and decided to give us free will.

Now, about the TP shortage. We all have washcloths, and I suppose most of us have washing machines, and so far, I don't think the stores are out of bleach. Years ago, I bought about two dozen all-white wash cloths. Why? So visiting women could use them to remove their make up, and I could bleach them in the laundry. It works great! I add my dish towels (all white) to the load, and they're always white and fresh. Over the years, when I've run across a sale on white wash cloths, I've bought a dozen or so more. As they began to wear, I just stored them under the bathroom sinks to use for rags, so I have LOTS of them! Getting the idea? Yep, I don't think I'll have to worry about TP for quite a while. I've got about eight rolls on hand, and it will be used when it's clearly indicated, and the washcloths will pick up the slack. I won't, of course, wash my dishtowels in the same load. Problem solved, country style.

Rain, rain, rain! I've got bulbs to plant, and seeds to plant, and just mud to plant them in. Oh well. The sun will shine again, and I'll plant them when I can. Meantime, I'm going to have a little lunch, then get Stinky Trinky up in my lap and we're going to enjoy a peaceful, rainy afternoon and watch a good movie. I've got several DVR'd and ready to watch! Gotta love modern TV technology. Blessings! --Romeena

March 14, 2020 - Msg 113931: Romeena, our stores are out of bleach and that bugs me! I went to store for bleach for my laundry 2 days ago and there was none. Im really hoping it doesn't come to having to use cloths because I will have to boil them in a pot like our great grandparents!

MDC, as far as churches closing, I think it is just an early attempt to keep the virus from spreading. I am in favor of suspending large gatherings while this thing is in the early stages, especially large churches which usually have many elderly members. The kingdom of God is within us and we are his temple. I think it prudent to stay out of crowds and worship the Lord wherever you are. That's just my opinion though. I know in my own thinking I am trying to protect the weakest in society and we all have friends and family members that are at risk. As Christians, protecting the weak should be at the top of our list of priorities at a time like this. The time may come when we have to put ourselves at risk to help others and that would be right and good, but for now, I see no harm in being very careful and just staying home. Jesus is where we are, right? I love the way we have social media now, too, that can keep people from being isolated at a time like this. Most churches now have online church sermons, as well.

The toilet paper thing has me pondering why on earth. lol strange phenomenon.

Asa, how are things in your area? I know you may be concerned about your wife, given her condition. I am praying for her (and for all of my porch friends).

Been doing housework most of the day and no end in sight. Bruce and his siblings decided to postpone his mother's memorial service because of her elderly friends. She also had family from out of town who cant come now but can at a later time so it is probably for the best. I am relieved that I don't have to do so much this coming week.

Stay smart, stay safe, stay peaceful!


March 15, 2020 - Msg 113932: I just want to pray for each porch member and your families as this virus gets under control.only god knows how this will end. takeit onr day at a time. love you all papa bear

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113933: I do not understand the TP and bottled water hoarding. Tap water is available and one can improvise when the TP is gone. One of the concerns I had was my medications, checked to make sure I had refills and a two month supply on hand. Take care everyone and be safe. Sarah

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113934: good morning sarah and porch. its sunny and 38 degrees here. break out the shorts go swimming cook out. do you think I should wait awhile yet. papa bear

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113935: Hey Papa Bear, 38 is a little chilly for shorts wait till it's 60. It's 48 here today and I did break out my short sleeve shirts. Sarah

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113936: Good morning, porch! Papa Bear, I think I would wait just a little while, maybe until the temps are at least in the 50s? Actually, maybe wait for the 60s. It's 52į here and rainy, and I know I wouldn't want to be standing out there in it!

I cooked those pork ribs in the oven last night, and cooked a cauliflower in the new microwave, put a little butter, some sour cream and some shredded cheese on it, with a few dashes of Tabasco, and it was all goo-ood! The ribs and the big cauliflower made enough to last me for today and into tomorrow, especially if I finish the ribs by simmering them in some kraut. The cauliflower will be good with anything.

Seems odd that there are no church services this morning. However, my church's website has previous services on video, and available to watch, so I guess I'll catch one that I missed earlier. Gotta love technology!

Oh, my trees are leafing out! New,tender, soft green leaves everywhere, on the trees and the shrubs. I think Spring has sprung! I'll be glad when the tree near my window gets its new leaves, and blocks some of the glare at the window. I've considered getting a visor hat to wear when I'm at this desk! Now wouldn't that just be hilarious?

Well, I think I'll just relax, take a deep breath, and go wash my hands. That has become my motto. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113937: Just a quick trouble check..Prayers for all my friends on the porch and lets all use common sense and pray in this time of trouble...Faith goes a long way...SPOT

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113938: You knew I couldn't leave without one more cryptic comment, didn't you? Well, here it is. Online, I found a summary of locations and events that are closed due to the virus. It includes churches, schools, colleges, sporting events, jury trials, etc. What is noticeable by their absence are the bars and clubs. They will go merrily on, not only contributing to the spread of the virus, but also to the drunk drivers on the roads, which are a much greater threat than the virus. Go figure. "But Lord! What fools these mortals be!" --Romeena

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113939: Right, Romeena? People would go nuts for sure without the bars. Lol

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113940: Good Sabbath all.
In that same vein Romeena, I see most retail stores are compressing their hours of operation. We are being told by the experts to avoid large gatherings (hence, all the suspension of things you mentioned) but stores are shortening their hours that is going to force more people in their crowded stores. I, as a caregiver to an individual who is at very high risk, try to follow those experts advice. My shopping is (was) done at 6 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. Now I am going to have to wait until the store opens at 9 a.m. and be amongst the large group of other shoppers. Seems odd to me. Seems they should be going the other direction to maybe keep the crowds smaller. But what do I know.

Sarah, I have those same concerns for my Wife's medications. Everything she takes through her port is delivered each week, and hopefully that supply will not be threatened. But it seems like every time I turn on a news story, there is more news about a shortage of this, that or another. I like Spot's advice, common sense and prayer and faith will go a long way indeed.

Boo, Thanks for your prayers for Debbie and me. I really worry about her because of what she is already dealing with. I hope you are able to find another nursing job that you can enjoy and not have the frustrations you have had at Shoreline. Probably a good idea to wait on the Memorial service. I am really hopeful in a week or two things will have calmed down.

I was just gonna say we need a good old fashioned band concert, but I guess even that is out. Hmmm...

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113941: To add just a bit of jocularity to this whole thing...
Remember the 'good old days' when we used to cover our friends front lawns with toilet paper!? haha :)
Just had to say it.
And as St. Paul said, "May the peace that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:7) Yup, people have said to me 'how can you be calm at times like this?' So I say, "Well, let me tell you about..." :)

Good Sabbath and God's love to all,
PS: Good to see ya, Spotty! Please set for a while.

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113942: it was 37 today cold wind I cranked up the grill in my shorts put oscer myer hot dogs on the grill. went inside for a moment for hot dog buns came out the hot dogs had jumped into the oscer meyer mobile and was driving off. I went inside had a bowl of ceral. papa bear

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113943: spot great to see you on the porch. I was asking about you last week. papa bear

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113944: Hey MDC- "Jocularity, Jocularity! " Ha!

Amen to what Spotty said and I have been praying for all of our porch family and their loved ones. I appreciate the prayers from y'all. God's got us,we are gonna be okay. Everyone hang in there-love to all.

P.S. Hey to Pappa Bear! Good to see you on the Porch again.

possum under a rock

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113945: Here ya go Asa....Enjoy this will get you right.. G-F

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113946: Everyone stay healthy out there.

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113947: Good one GF, but i guess aunt bee didn't finish mending their uniforms! ha mdc
hey to Frankie

March 15, 2020 - Msg 113948: All is OK in Mayberry...

:) mdc

March 16, 2020 - Msg 113949: This has been quite a moulage! (:

March 16, 2020 - Msg 113950: With this virus going around, it got me to wondering if Mayberry had to stock up and shut down after Barney had Glenn Forded all over town??

John Masters

March 16, 2020 - Msg 113951: house keeper said all 5 major stores plus dollar general etc out of everything toiket paper can goods etc shelves empty. I am beginning to feel I am serving time on aunt beas rock. ha papa bear

March 16, 2020 - Msg 113952: Good morning, porch! Or rather, good early afternoon. Trinket and I slept very late this morning, and before we ever left the bedroom I got my shower and washed my hair. Now I'm sitting here feeling a little chilly, with wet hair, but it's short, and will dry soon.

Folks, it looks like we've got ourselves a situation! Yep, that's what it is, a situation! When Amazon is not able to supply what you need, it's just a plain old situation! Who would have thought it would come to that? I've got bunco scheduled here at my house on April 4. I have no intention of canceling, but will leave it up to the ladies. If too many are afraid to get out, then I guess we will, but personally, I'd prefer to just play as usual. I'll let them decide.

Well, guess I'd better go feed little Trinket, and myself. I'm really not hungry, but a big glass of cold apple juice surely does sound good! I love that stuff! Also, my phone is chiming constantly in there in the living room, with the text alert, so guess I'd better go see who's so excited, and why. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

March 16, 2020 - Msg 113953:

mdc :)

March 16, 2020 - Msg 113954: You Got that Right MDC....My Neice has a chicken 🐓 coop with 12 chickens they raise for eggs 🥚.
Told her she better Guard those chickens from more than the neighborhood Hawk 🦅....G-F

March 17, 2020 - Msg 113955: Ground chuck. $4.35 lb.

March 17, 2020 - Msg 113956: Hello Porchsters! I hope you are all doing OK.
You probably won't believe this, but just about a month ago as i was in a grocery store, I commented to myself how blessed we were to have full shelves of abundant goods, but today i really have to say that i was shocked! I knew about the whole toilet paper thing, (so i knew none was available) and i was just going in for some bananas, only to see aisle after aisle totally bare! Lord help us! The panic buying has continued here. It just seems so surreal, i was just taken aback. My trust is in the Lord,
and this virus , i believe, will pass, but what is so disheartening is this 'every man for himself' display that i saw in that store today.
My prayers continue for all of you, i sure hope cooler minds prevail,
and Christians will step up to help more and more.
I am going to put in a tags dvd now. :)
God's peace to you all,
MDC :)
PS: GF- your niece's name isn't Jubal is it? :)

March 17, 2020 - Msg 113957: Top o' the morning to everyone on the Porch and a Happy (but very different and low key) St. Patrick's Day to all!

o'possum under a rock

March 17, 2020 - Msg 113958: Illinois voted today. ky postponed electiom. papa bear

March 17, 2020 - Msg 113959: PB..Ohioís election was postponed today also...Asa, you hanging in there Buddy?..Being the head chef and bottle washer is NOT easy these days for sure!

I got up at 6:00 so I could be at the grocery store by 8:00 when they opened for ďSenior HourĒ before the onslot started.
I did get a few meat items and a few other things that will hopefully hold us over for awhile...It ainít easy keeping a picky eater happy...And I ainít talking about Me!...Iíll just leave it at

Yíall just remember what Gomer said when they were going for a ride in Barneyís new car?...ĒSick as a Dog, But having the Time of my Life!Ē....A little Corona humor there 🤣


March 17, 2020 - Msg 113960: in some places they are talking about calling up the national guard. lets pray for our troops overseas. they are talking about sending everyone 1000 check next 2 weeks. sad on our local ballot 9 no candidate. enough of that. as barney says nip it nip it in the bud. take care porch my prayers for each of you and your families and friends. someone said food pantry here you drive up they put in car and you drive off. papa bear

March 17, 2020 - Msg 113961: A bit more "sobering" this St. Patty's Day, but
may you all have the wind to your back! :)
God bless,

March 17, 2020 - Msg 113962: These are very confusing times. I haven't been to the grocery store, and have no intentions of going. I've got enough food here in the house to last me at least two weeks, maybe a month. It won't necessarily be just what I'd like to have to eat, but it will sustain me. However, a thought has occurred to me. If I don't go, that leaves my little bit on the shelves, to be snatched up by someone who is hoarding food. Would it be better if I went and bought a few things, to have something to share? Just because I don't buy it off the grocery shelf doesn't mean it will be available for the person who needs it when they come by. Someone else will have snatched it up by then, and perhaps they won't share? Is a puzzlement.

We need two things, friends. Prayer and share. I cannot believe the nerve, the meanness of spirit, exhibited by that woman, that Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) from Michigan, who said "(expletive) a national day of prayer!" How dare she! Imagine if a Christian (or anyone else) had made such a public statement regarding some religious effort from her belief system. Amazing.

Well, guess I'll go open a can of soup. I've got lots of it, and it goes down well. Maybe I'll lose those last pesky 20 pounds during this little situation. Stay in, folks, don't get in groups of people, and wash your hands. A lot. Blessings. --Romeena

March 18, 2020 - Msg 113963: Happy st Patrick's day porch

Hope everyone is doing well.
Had to go to three stores today to find some sugar. I just need a little sugar in my coffee.
Everyone be safe and healthy

March 18, 2020 - Msg 113964: Frankie...🎶 A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down .....
....In a most delightful Way...🎶🎵....G-F