October 23, 2020 - Msg 115516: Ha! There's an old Texas saying that you might get a chuckle out of, regarding the weather. When one of those "blue northers" blows in, you might hear an old-timer say, "There ain't nothin' between us and the North Pole but a bob-wire fence, and I think one strand is busted!"

Yes, I know it's "barbed-wire", but in Texas, it's "bob-wire." --Romeena

October 23, 2020 - Msg 115517: I think all my activity in the yard has helped to build my strength! I swept the porch, and am not even breathing hard! --Romeena

October 23, 2020 - Msg 115518:
Romeena, I searched the internet for an earlier photo of Cheerio Meredith. But apparently her early life in show business was in the theater. However, I did find the first movie that she appeared in. It was from 1944, about 20 years before the Andy Griffith Show. You can watch the movie at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih8cqYeL9kY. She appears between 5:40 and 7:15 playing the part of a drunk woman.
I was surprised to learn that in the two years she appeared on The Andy Griffith Show, she appeared in only six episodes.

from Poor Horatio

October 23, 2020 - Msg 115519: Oh, I agree with you Romeena, on the abortion issue. it certainly shouldn't be done unless there isn't another choice but I am concerned about how the laws would handle this complicated issue and if I am to be totally honest and not a hypocrite. God forgive me but I hate the thought of unwanted babies being born to mothers who don't really want them. If only people would choose to give their babies up to loving families but that doesn't seem to happen often these days. Maybe if abortion wasn't so easily offered, more would make that choice. I don't know.

Working in labor and delivery for years, I had some very sad situation, too. I remember caring for a mom who was a vegan showgirl and had 12 elective abortions before finally marrying and having a baby. I also remember caring for a woman who was 40 and having a girl. She told me that she had an amnio because if it had been a boy, she would have aborted. Wow. I cant even understand that mind set.


October 23, 2020 - Msg 115520: oh my gosh..vegan showgirl! Supposed to say Vegas showgirl!


October 23, 2020 - Msg 115521: She coulda been Vegan Boo...Those showgirls have to watch their figures ya know 🤷🏼‍♂️....G-F

October 24, 2020 - Msg 115522:

Tonight's ep on ME-TV was---Poor Horatio! :)
I also noticed that Andy, referring to Opie, called him "Diamond Jim," mentioning Opie's great donation of 3 cents! I guess i never caught that before, as that was way before the "Call the Man" ep!
PH-Good ol' Cheerio played that movie part well! :) Thanks for posting.

RO--nice sweep! Good to hear that both you AND Eddie are taking it slowly and carefully with the yardwork! It used to take me 2 full hours to edge, mow, and sweep up my yards, but now the service that i have employed gets it all done in about 35 minutes! Two strapping young men who mow and edge non-stop, as opposed to the 3 or 4 'breaks' that I would take! ha

GF--how goes your rehab?? "Hip, hip, hurray!" I hope you got my
humble cards to my humble buddy in humble Ohio from humble AZ. :)

Hey to Boo, John Masters and ALL! Good to see ya.

October 24, 2020 - Msg 115523: Good morning all.

Vegan showgirl? lol Thanks Boo, for bringing a little lightheartedness to a very serious subject. It makes me wonder though, when did the obsession with rail thin women come to be? It has pretty much always been that way since I was old enough to realize and appreciate the female figure. But it seems there was a time when fuller figures were more desirable. Was it the Twiggy period in the 60"s?

MDC, Did you know that Annabelle Silby was also the same woman shoplifter? I guess Tom showing up after she had him buried really shook her up and she changed her name and turned to a life of crime. :) I guess I have never noticed the Diamond Jim line used on Opie before. Good catch. I was watching the episode with Lydia the other day, when Barney was trying to hook her up with Andy. She mentions how the sun gives her the herpes, and Barney says "well sure it does". I don't know why, but that response cracks me up. I see Lydia in a lot of Alfred Hitchc0ck shows, but then I see her Daddy, Norman Lloyd directed a lot of his shows so I reckon that's why. I always liked her character also.

Boo, that is such a sad story about the showgirl who had 12 abortions though. I imagine you saw a lot of heartbraking things in your job. But I bet there were a lot of happy times as well. As Romeena alluded to, the percentage of black babies aborted to white babies, at least from what I have read is very high. And yet the political party that is pro abortion for the most part, is also most supported by black Americans. Seems odd to me.

GF, I will join in with MDC with the hip hip hooray cheer. I hope you are doing well buddy.

Romeena, I have been watching my All Creatures Great and Small DVD's and really enjoying them. I think you mentioned once you were going to look for them on Netflix or something like that. Did you ever do so? If not, I would highly recommend you do so. I have thoroughly enjoyed them and suspect you would also. I know you like the British sense of humor, as do I, and there is a lot of it in these episodes, along with some very heartbreaking scenes. And you have to admire those BBC actors who are playing the parts of James, Sigfried, and Tristan. To say they det there hands dirty in the show is an understatement.

Well off to get some fuel for my rider. The battle of falling leaves is about to commence. Amazingly I have put more fuel in my riding mower this summer than I have in my Jeep. That's crazy.

Prayers for all.


October 24, 2020 - Msg 115524: Morning, Folks

You know, talking about TAGS actors in other places, my father was watching John Wayne's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and towards the end of the movie, when delegates were being named to the Senate (or Congress, I forget which one), there was Denver Pyle and the drug store man that Opie worked for and broke the bottle of perfume. I have John Wayne's "The Searchers" and see that Henry "The Jinx" Bennett is in that one.

Cold here again with a slight chance of sleet and rain on Tuesday. That's a long ways off, but you never know?!

Boo - That Vegas showgirl story is heartbreaking. That's beyond comprehension!

Romeena - I've lived in the Midwest my entire life and I still, after 52 years of living, get surprised by what Mother Nature serves up.

GF - Best wishes, my friend. Hope you are doing well!

Asa - I just might drop by and help you off that pot of chili!

Gotta git. Chores to be done. Hey to Sarah, Maude, SPOT, possum, Frankie, PH and everyone else I saw listening to Colonel Harvey's Elixir speech.
Y'all stay safe and healthy!

John Masters

October 24, 2020 - Msg 115525: Good afternoon, porch! A very chilly day here, temp in the 50s, cloudy with intermittent little bursts of sunshine. Seems like it just can't make up its mind.

Asa, in response to your "seems odd to me" observation, my friend Eddie, who has taken care of my yard for 23 years, and who happens to be black, has a perfect answer. We were discussing that very question one day, and he put it very neatly. He said "too many people care more about their welfare checks than they do about those poor little babies." He's right, I think. However, there's a bit more to it than that. I also learned, while working with the new moms all those years, that an appalling number of young women have absolutely no clue what an abortion really entails. They see it as a quick, clean, simple procedure to remove some unidentifiable tissue. They don't realize it involves dismembering a living baby and literally killing it in its mother's womb. The older the gestational age, the worse it is.

I recall another case, a young woman who was admitted in the throes of an unstoppable spontaneous abortion - commonly known as a miscarriage. She was about 5-6 months along. L&D was very busy, so she was turned over to me, in postpartum, to see her through the ultimate delivery. Her little sister, about age 15, was in the room, along with their mother. When the final stage was completed, and the fetus was visible, the little sister wanted to see it. I will never forget the look of horror on her young face, when she saw that it wasn't just a lump of tissue, it was a complete baby, about 7" long, but with all features and parts intact. She started to scream, saying "it's a baby, a real baby" and ran out of the room, down to the waiting room. I realized in that moment that the girl had undergone an abortion, and had just realized what she had done. Boo knows this, as I do, that an alarming number of people have no rational idea of fetal development, and in fact have very odd and mistaken ideas about their own bodies and how they function, like the mother of 7 who asked one night "when you have a lot of babies, like I have, do you use the same uterus every time?" Why do you suppose Planned Parenthood so strongly resists showing a sonogram to a potential "customer"? Because they know that if that woman saw her baby, moving, obviously alive, and maybe even saw it sucking its thumb (yes, they do that even before birth) the woman would refuse to go through with the procedure and would walk out the door, taking her money with her.

The standard argument about "unwanted babies" doesn't wash, either. My niece, and also my own son and his wife wanted to adopt, and race was not an issue. They both were told they would be put on a "waiting list", which could be years long, and were shocked at the expense it would involve. I guess there just aren't any easy answers.

Well, it's getting cold in this house. The temp is still 54° outside, the house has been holding at about 74, but it's finally down to 70° in here, which is a little too cool for me. Age and weight loss has messed with my internal thermostat, or something. I'm always cold when everyone else is comfortable. It may be time to switch over from a/c to heat. At least it's cheaper!

Blessings, everyone. Pray for America. --Romeena

October 24, 2020 - Msg 115526: I saw the episode with Ernest T. Bass today wanting to join the Army for the uniform, his medical was hilarious. Are airbnbs poplar in your area? They are here, we have two on our street they rent for $400.00 a night. I wouldn't feel comfortable opening our home to strangers. Sarah

October 24, 2020 - Msg 115527: So true, Romeena..no easy answers but education would certainly help. Isnt a sono required before abortion in the state of Texas? I thought so but could be wrong. You may have really hit on something, I think. The maternal instinct is strong even in young mothers..quite possibly the reason they are choosing abortion is because many really don't understand what they are doing. So sad.

Well, Erin is in San Antonio and I have been cleaning all day and am fairly exhausted so I think I will lie down for awhile. Hope all of you are well and blessed.


October 24, 2020 - Msg 115528:
Sarah, at one time, here in the Greater Toronto Area of Canada, they were considering outlawing BNBs because of the affordable housing shortage. But the municipalities ended up compromising by requiring registration, and a 4% tax, and ensuring it is the landlord's principal residence.

I am familiar with the Diamond Jim reference in the Poor Horatio video clip. But I knew nothing about him so I did some research. Diamond Jim Brady lived between 1856 and 1917. He started out as a messenger and worked his way up through the ranks of a railroad company. Then he went into the railroad parts business which earned him a large income because of the detailed knowledge and contacts he obtained about the railroad industry. He was also able to supplement his income with wise investments. After achieving his fortune, he began purchasing jewelry, primarily diamonds. He had them attached to his clothing, jewelry, and fashion accessories. He also carried diamond rings that he would give out to those he liked or offered him services. And because he suffered from multiple medical ailments, he would often pay for medical treatment for friends and the indigent.

from Poor Horatio

October 25, 2020 - Msg 115529:

PH--very interesting about the real 'Diamond Jim!'
I wonder why, then, was the 'discount butcher' named Diamond Jim's? Hmmm very curious. :)

BOO, RO and ASA, I could add more about the subject, but will hold
off, other than to say that I have joined prayer vigils
in front of one of those places. Lord help us! I trust that He hears our prayers.
On a similar subject, I really miss the prison ministry, but I knew it
was time for me to bow out. And since March our guys have not been able to go in. BUT, it will start up again this Sunday! Please keep them in your prayers. thanks

HEY TO POSSUM, SPOT AND OTHERS! Good to see you on FB, but wish you'd stop by
the porch more. Y'all should see Spot's 88 year old dad driving a tractor!
Just one quick politico if i may...on my street I have seen 7 Biden signs posted in front yards, and there are still 7 there. I also saw 2 Trump signs go up, but they are now gone. I inquired...yup, both were taken.
OK, soapbox back under porch, not trying to start a moulage. :)

HI SARAH! I always liked ETB's physical! He did a great job in that one.
As for ABB's, I agree, I don't think I could do that. I will say this tho, in our 2nd year in our home, we rented a spare bedroom to a college student. Our town is a college town. It worked out well for those 9 months, and it helped us with those early house payments.

October 25, 2020 - Msg 115530: Good morning, porch! I'm up early, was planning to attend SS and church this morning, but both knees are so arthritic, as well as both wrists, that I think I'm going to stay in where it's warm, rub some Voltaren on those joints, take one Advil, and try to be comfortable. I think I overdid it a bit last week, working with Eddie in the yard. Even my left knee, which the doc says is just bone on bone, yet never hurts at all, now suddenly does. Oh well. This too shall pass!

Yes, Boo, by law, a sono is required in Texas before an abortion can be done. That is, assuming the facility chooses to abide by the law, which obviously many of them do not. Sadly, many people and corporations pick and choose, with regard to which laws they will obey. If this were not true, we wouldn't have uninsured, unlicensed, inebriated drivers on our streets, causing mayhem and murder every day. We wouldn't have to have security systems in our homes. Old women wouldn't have a loaded pistol on their bedside table, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. None of this should surprise us, though. It's all in the Book, and we will pay the price.

MDC, you're right about the political yard signs. Just about everyone I know (except my Michigan in-laws) are conservative, and will be voting for Donald Trump. Yet, I can't remember seeing a single Trump yard sign in my town. Actually, very few Biden signs too, but I think that's because his supporters here are few. I know I would love to put out a Trump sign, but will not because I don't want to draw in the Left's paid vigilantes. Why invite trouble, maybe violence? If they would destroy my "This house backs the Blue" sign, (supporting the police) then I shudder to think what they would do about a Trump sign. Let's see.... Biden signs stand there unmolested, while Trump signs are destroyed or just disappear. What does that tell us about the two sides???? I think if the election doesn't go their way, there is going to be He|| to pay! Hillary's little hissyfit four years ago is going to look like a celebration.

Well, I always get on the porch, determined not to lapse into moulage material, and it just happens. I'll try to do better! Blessings, friends. --Romeena

October 25, 2020 - Msg 115531: Good morning all.

Ro and Boo and MDC, I was just reading an older sermon this morning and thought I'd paste in this little part of it. It ties in with what Romeena just said above quite well I do believe.

Let us be wise stewards. Let us ponder the lessons of history and profit from the experiences of those who have not heeded the prophets. Gibbons, Toynbee, Durant, and other noted historians have analyzed the reasons for the fall of the mighty civilizations. The repetition is monotonous. In summarizing cause and effect, an American educator lists six common reasons why each civilization fell:

“1. They lost their religious convictions and flouted basic morality.

“2. They became obsessed with s*x.

“3. They debased their money of its intrinsic value and let inflation run rampant.

“4. Honest work ceased to be a virtue.

“5. Respect for law disintegrated and violence became an accepted method of achieving individual and group desires.

“6. Finally, citizens were no longer willing to be soldiers and fight for the defense of their nation and their heritage.” (Dr. Kenneth McFarland speech, “Bicentennial America’s Opportunity,” given at Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, at the National Convention of the Independent Petroleum Association of America.)


October 25, 2020 - Msg 115532: Wow. Asa, that is a perfect description of America today. That's heartbreaking. The writer and philosopher George Santayana is credited with saying, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." It's been paraphrased frequently, but it never loses its impact, simply because it's true, and a doorknob could understand that. Why can we not see the danger all around us? If we don't change our ways, America is going to fall. I probably won't live to see it, but probably my children and surely my grandchildren will. It breaks my heart.

The sad thing is, it's happening now. All around us, the signs are obvious, but they are ignored. It brings to mind the old story about the frog placed in a pot of water which is very slowly being heated. When the frog finally realizes what's happening, it's too late and he dies.

Read those six points again, carefully, and tell me which of them you think is untrue. Look around you, think about it, and tell me. Yes, I know, I can't name one either. Oh, I know they don't all apply to each of us. However, collectively, as a nation, they all apply to all of us, because we're ignoring the problems and letting it happen.

There may not be much we can do as individuals, but we can vote. Like my friend Eddie says, there's too many people who just vote for the one that's going to keep their welfare checks coming. And don't think the ones who keep those checks coming aren't aware of that! Think about it.

I realize I'm preaching to the choir in most cases here on the porch, but just in case... Think about it. I'm guilty myself, in one instance. Remember when I had trouble with the IRS, trying to get my refund check after someone filed a fictitious report using my identifiers? The IRS told me it could take as long as 18 months to get it straightened out, as there was a backlog of similar cases a mile high. I contacted my senator and asked for help. I had my check within two weeks. Who do you think I voted for at the next election? Of course! Now, I've been doing some studying of the candidates and their position on things, and I find I don't care for some of his ideas, not at all. So, this time, I will not be voting for him. I'm sorry, sir, but I've decided to put my country's welfare and that of other senior citizens above my own. Also, it's just possible that I could get proper assistance, if needed, from his replacement.

We are at a turning point in America, while half the government representatives are trying to shut down our churches and any semblance of religion, and the other half is letting it happen. That's point Number One, in that list up there, and it's happening. Protests, by shoulder-to-shoulder and usually unmasked crowds, are not just tolerated but sanctioned and often sponsored by half of our government, while church members, standing six feet apart and masked, are told they can't sing hymns because it "spreads the virus." Churches were told to close their doors for a good while, but bars were re-opened before the churches were, as they were seen as "essential." Something is wrong with this picture. A stupid mayor in some little podunk town in Mississippi sent the police to issue tickets, bearing a $500 fine, to everyone in the cars at a drive-in church service. Someone notified our President, who got the Justice Department involved, and the tickets were torn up and the fines returned. I know, I've yapped about this one before, but it just really annoyed me!

Well, there I go again. Maybe I should burn my soapbox. --Romeena

October 25, 2020 - Msg 115533:

Haha Romeena, I was all serious reading your comments until the last sentence...then I SMILED! :)
Makes me think of the TAGS ep where Andy tells barney "That's very democratic of you," to which barney responds, "Hey, buddy, how I vote is my business." and a bit more
follows, it is great writing!
Also, I stand corrected on one sign missing. I just found out that it's back and was only down to mow the lawn!
And thanks Asa for your sermon exserpt.

Yea! We are finally into the 80s weatherwise, and maybe even into the 70s on Monday!! Such a good feeling!
Anyone watching the world series? I tried a bit, but just
can't get 'into it' this year, and it's right there in Ro's area too.
Prayers for all,

October 26, 2020 - Msg 115534: Good morning all.

Romeena, I hope my post didn't get you overly tense (I see your jaw muscles working) but I was pretty stunned yesterday morning when reading it and then reading your post later. Your analogy with the frog in hot water is spot on. His comment that "the repetition is monotonous" is so true and so bothersome, isn't it?

MDC, I wasn't even aware the Series was going on. That's what happens when Frankie quits posting. I hope she is doing okay.

Woke up to a couple of inches of snow yesterday. This morning it is 18 degrees with 60 mph canyon winds blowing. And I get to watch it here in my nice cozy family room sitting by the fireplace. Yea baby, winters are much more tolerable now days.

Boo, I hope you are not fretting Erin's situation to much. I know it is hard to see them try to fly on there own. They will have a few bumps and bruises along the way no doubt. Prayers for you and her.

MDC, I was just reading in our local news about an Amazon Prime delivery driver stopping his van, getting out and pulling a Trump/Pence sign out of someone's front yard, throwing it out in the street, and then running over it with his van. Sounds hard to believe but it was all captured on camera. I will see if I can find a link to it for you.

Well today was supposed to be a mow/leaf collection day, but I will wait a couple of days. It is supposed to get back into the 60's by Thursday. Yep, that's the plan. Guess I'll do some laundry instead.

Prayers for all.


October 26, 2020 - Msg 115535: Maude...I was wondering how selling your Moms house is going?..It’s always hard to close that chapter..I apologize but I forgot if you are auctioning it or out right selling it...Anyway I hope it goes smooth...

Yes Asa...Fireplace...Hot Drink...Wheeler..Sounds like the plan today....The leaves 🍁 will get picked up when they get picked up...🤷🏼‍♂️...My Son came down and did a few outside things for me yesterday to help out...Still hard to watch someone do the things I’m supposed to do tho..But That’s Life now...🤷🏼‍♂️

I’m still making good progress, it only being day short of two weeks since surgery....

G-Feeling Better

October 26, 2020 - Msg 115536: Good morning, porch. We've got 51° and light rain showers here today, so guess Eddie won't be coming to work in the flowerbeds. No problem, his knee can use the rest, and my creaky old knees are still sore, but getting better. Rain is predicted through Wednesday, so that gives me time to get some errands run, some grocery shopping done, and keep a doctor appointment tomorrow. It all works out....

MDC, that story about the Amazon delivery driver destroying the Trump sign is worrisome. I think we have to be careful not to focus on the fact that it was an Amazon driver, but rather that it happened at all. The perpetrator could have been anyone - a postal worker, a Fedex driver, some guy on his way to work at a gas station! The worrying thing here is that anyone, whoever, could do such a spiteful, hateful, childish thing. Has this country really devolved into a place where this sort of thing happens? Can we not have an election where people behave like adults, not angry children? You have a right to your opinion, and I have a right to mine, and they are, or should be, equal rights. I would never consider destroying a Biden sign, I'd like to think I'm above such as that. I truly hope that Trump supporters will not lower themselves to such immature, malicious behavior.

I'll admit, I order from Amazon all the time. The convenience, the wide range of choice, and the money saved. I recently ordered and received a shower chair through Amazon, and am delighted with it. I could have driven all over town, to all the big box stores, etc., and not found this chair. Instead, I saved gasoline, time and effort, and found something that I needed and at a very reasonable price. Still, I have some concerns that Amazon is getting too big, too powerful, and there may be problems down the road. Time will tell.

On another trail - don't you imagine that Dianne Feinstein wishes she had never thrown that phrase - "the dogma lives loudly within you" - at Judge Barrett? She meant it as a condemnation, never even guessing that it was actually a high compliment. If the worst thing she could say about her, is that her religious beliefs are evident in her daily life, then that's okay. I hope the same thing can be said of me. Poor Dianne doesn't realize that she was showing herself to be just the opposite. Isaiah 5:20 pretty well sums it up: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Dianne was trying to make Amy look bad, by pointing out her religious convictions! Pitiful.

Well, guess I'll go get a little laundry done, and play with Trinket for a while. She is so much fun. Every evening, she has an attack of the "zoomies" and just runs at breakneck speed around and around the living room, until she's just exhausted. Since she has learned that she can jump onto the furniture, she has incorporated both sofas into her racetrack, and flings throw pillows and small lap blankets far and wide in her wake. She was including my chair in the circuit, but I'm teaching her that she can't get in my chair unless invited. There's too much potential for damage there, as there's usually a glass of tea or whatever on the side table, and she could make a big mess. So, she's learning that she must stay out of my chair unless I'm sitting there and invite her up. She hasn't gotten the point entirely yet, but she's coming along. She's got a lot of smart, but she's also got a young dog's enthusiasm, short memory, and determination. Gotta love her! Blessings, all. Stay well. --Romeena

October 26, 2020 - Msg 115537: Good Monday to all. Its a little later in the day than I usually post but thought I would rock a minute before my day ends.

Work is staying busy which is good but also an indication of how folks are struggling with all that is going on in the world these days.

We are all doing pretty well on my end of the porch staying home mostly except for necessary trips and work. We are doing in person church as well as streaming it on you tube and the church web site. We have older church members so
they take that into their decision making about returning to Sunday school and other activities that are offered.

GF: its good to see you are making strides in healing and recovering. We did put my Moms house on the market and got and accepted an offer the same day. Now we are waiting on the closing date which is set for November 30th Hopefully, the young couple won't change their mind. It is
bittersweet having to sell it but we know the young couple who are buying it so it feels good knowing that a family will grow there like we did.

I better get busy.
Supper will be: beef stew, cornbread. apple cobbler for dessert.

Prayers and blessings to all
Big Maude

October 26, 2020 - Msg 115538: Thanks for supper Big Maude !..Wow do I have some mail to read..hope they aint any wanted posters in there !..ha ha..ok I have a really good stand of cab
bage this year !...prayers to all and the old SPOT dogs loves yall !...SPOT

October 27, 2020 - Msg 115539:

Hey to our talkin' dawg of this here porch!
It sounds like all is going well with you and yours.
And Hey to Big Maude also. Glad to see you both!

Tonite's ep on ME-TV was Stranger in Town. I recall that we had an
'Ed Sawyer" here on the porch for a while. There are some
classic lines in it, as well as the "first Floyd" who
only appeared in that one episode I think. We heard the word
'peculiar' a lot too, and "Specken ze deutch" from Barney! ha
Also, it is the only ep that I can recall where Andy sits in Barney's chair for a bit. Finally, there is a 'George' who owns the gas station, not Wally. Very peculiar! haha
OK, my 'noticer' brain is overheating! :)

RO--I am happy that you and Eddie get a few extra days of rest,
as well as your ticker. And the rain will make pulling the weeds easier. BTW, you hit the nail on the head with the verse from Isaiah.

I bought a rotisserie chicken from Costco the other day, and boy did it do a lot of flyin'! Not in the barney sense, but more in the "lots of eats" sense. We got two meals, and two good chicken sandwiches out of it for $4.99.

Well, y'all be good in the neighborhood!

October 27, 2020 - Msg 115540:

OH, and hey to GF! On the mend! Keep it up.
Here's a little something that I hope will make you smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_VWue_Bf0w

October 27, 2020 - Msg 115541: HaHa ...MDC...That’s a Good One!....

Maude..That’s good to hear, especially knowing the young couple buying it will continue to make it a home!
I thought I thanked you for the Side Car card on the podcast but if I didn’t I appreciate it and all the others I received too!

Spot, Sounds like its time for you to go into the Sauerkraut business..Hope you have the “crocks” to swing it!
That was always a fall family ritual at our house.... The annual “shredding of the green”. I usually was the “Head Stomper” of the outfit...lol


October 27, 2020 - Msg 115542:

Good evening everyone. Looks like it's a day off here today. But i did watch tonite's tags...gone Hollywood-- with that classic line,
"We tried to tell 'em, didn't we Andy." ha!
I know we use it a lot here too for various reasons.
Another good one for this time of year..."Get out of those Trick or treat outfits!" lol
One thing I noticed that never really occurred to me before is the fact that
Andy held TWO civil servant positions...sheriff and council member.
Is that allowed in a real life situation, especially in the same town?
And finally, it is sort of ironic when the motion picture man tells the mayor,
"I could have built a set like this in Hollywood," when they actually WERE in a set
built in Hollywood!! haha.
Thank God for TAGS! :)
Hey to Goober-Fife!
All is well here, only got to 70 today! Y'all have a good nite,

October 28, 2020 - Msg 115543: Here ya go Asa & MDC...https://youtu.be/uyU-M0Pw51o Asa says he loves the smell of nitromethane ⛽️ in the afternoon, he says it’s smells like....VICTORY 🏁🚗💨


October 28, 2020 - Msg 115544: I love it GF. Those were some grand days, weren't they?
I stumbled across this fine bit of driving by Doug Kalitta a while back. Looks easy in super slow motion don't it. lol


October 28, 2020 - Msg 115545: Same race in real time with both drivers discussing it.



October 28, 2020 - Msg 115546: 🚗§§§_~_~_~_~_~_~💨💨💨💨💨💨💨

October 28, 2020 - Msg 115547: MDC Andy was also a judge in one ep. Ang

October 29, 2020 - Msg 115548:
Ang, you're right Justice of the Peace in a few episodes!
That's THREE Gov't jobs! wow.
I see that GF and ASA are reliving those glory days of nitro spitting dragsters. haha. One time in the pits I got to sit in one. That was pretty cool. GF, how goes the recovery?
Today on Adam 12 I saw "Mr. Tucker" as a used car salesman! Funny to see him that way.
Well POSSUM AND SPOT, baton down the hatches yet again as i see that hurricane Zeta is bearing down! Please be careful!
I hope everyone else is doing OK.
Please keep our whole nation in prayer!
More later,
MDC :)

October 29, 2020 - Msg 115549: Afternoon all.

Hey MDC, I remember Mr. Tucker in that Adam 12 episode. He was trying to pull a fast one on that poor migrant worker, wasn't he. I guess his furniture polish enterprise went belly up and he resorted to selling used cars in southern California. Another one of lives tragedies I reckon.
Yep MDC, Those driving pods for the drivers in top fuel are pretty tight. I sat in my buddies years ago and my claustrophobia started kicking in a bit. lol

GF, I hope your PT is going well still. Just think of the nice scar you can show off to your friends now. lol You'll be a hit at party's.

I started watching my TAGS DVD's again last night and no matter how many times I have seen them, I am always struck at how good an actor Ron Howard was. He really nailed it in The New Housekeeper episode.

Well off to do some chores I reckon.

Prayers for all.


October 30, 2020 - Msg 115550:
MDC, when I left my US home for Canada, of our nine city council members, three were full time police officers.

From Poor Horatio

October 30, 2020 - Msg 115551:

PH- I guess that answers my question! :) Thanks.

Tonite's ep was about fred and jennie Boone.
Some great lines in that one. My favorite is Barney saying,
"I'd rather be called skunkface then 'honey' like that!"
and Fred's, "Man's only made of flesh and blood ya know." :)
the black hearted buzzard. lol
ASA, So you are watching season 1? Now that I've seen a few again recently, there are some real good ones in there.

Well, I helped my brother with a Medicare plan presentation today. There's an hour that i will never get back! haha
He is interested in one of those
advantage plans.

Yippee, only 4 more days of politico ads on TV!
We are a swing state, and things are just plain crazy here!
Thank God for the mute button!
Apparently ever candidate is a liar, a cheat, and a scoundrel! haha


October 30, 2020 - Msg 115552: Thought I had better drop in and say hey. I have been fairly busy lately, since I have been on the mend. I only have a day now and then that my stomach is a little off but otherwise doing very well. I did go and vote early and have been wearing my mask and going to the store for groceries instead of ordering them online lately. I am just careful and right now things are pretty good. Looks like we may all get another surge of the virus, though. I did go get my regular flu shot last week, without any problems.

Bruce went on a fishing tournament sponsored by his work today, but only caught one fish called a sheep head. I don't know much about them. The weather was perfect today. Cool and dry for a change and has been great all week since Tuesday.

Asa, thanks for those prayers and the encouraging words! I am doing well and not really fretting about Erin. Things have been so peaceful and stress free around the house that I am enjoying it. She is coming home on the weekend and has to see the gastro doctor on Tuesday for an endoscopy. They are still trying to find out what is going on with her.

No big news to share. I have been staying away from the news, for the most part and that has really helped my stress level. I never know what to believe so why stress myself out. My dad used to say politics are dirty, from the bottom all the way to the top. When he was mayor of our small town back in the 80s, it was awful.

Well, hope all of you are doing well and blessed.


October 30, 2020 - Msg 115553: Boo....Sheephead fish are common in Lake Erie, basically a kind of carp...Most people throw them back but muck like carp if they are cooked by someone who knows how to make them they can be good...*So I’ve heard... Usually I threw them back and went for the Perch or Walleye...

G-F 🐟

October 31, 2020 - Msg 115554:

Yup, GF and BOO, we don't like them carps around here! haha
Hey all, I was watching the Remshaw episode tonight on ME-TV, and it just now dawned on me that Opie's baseball ffriend in that episode is the brat in the Spoiled Kid with the bike episode! Aint it funny, all the times I've seen both, and just now realized it! I'm sure that most people here knew that tho.
Not too much else going on unless you want to count the
presidential and vice-presidential candidates flying in and out of here more often than ants coming to a picnic lunch! :)
God bless, and have a good safe weekend,

October 31, 2020 - Msg 115555: Happy Halloween 2020! Who's brave enough to show up at the Old Remshaw House this year?! Be there,if ya dare!

possum u.a.r.

October 31, 2020 - Msg 115556: 🦇🕷 👀🦇 🕷🦇🕷 👀🦇 🕷

October 31, 2020 - Msg 115557: Happy Halloween fellow Mayberrians! For you non spring chickens, turmeric is good for arthritis and celery seed is good for gout. Mr. Google says tart cherry is also good for gout. If he were a man I'd marry him! He's the smartest "man" I know! Ang

October 31, 2020 - Msg 115558: I have found that Swanson's vitamins has the best prices for vitamins, supplements and other items. I order online. Ang

October 31, 2020 - Msg 115559: Quick drop in, folks

Just a warning that someone has penned an article pointing out that in the entire history of TAGS, only one black character had a speaking part (Opie's football coach, Flip Conroy). It's just a matter of time before TAGS is going to get the liberal treatment.

Stay well, stay safe, stay healthy!

John Masters

October 31, 2020 - Msg 115560: Gomer...Gomer...Gome?

October 31, 2020 - Msg 115561: Oh, for cryin' out loud! The show was made from 1960 through 1968. We were still integrating the schools at that time, and not very peacefully, in some areas. I graduated high school in 1956, we had one black student when I was a junior, and three during my senior year. I am proud to say that we had no racial incidents, the students were accepted and one in particular was quite popular, because he was nice, fun and funny, and made himself at home. We were a country school, all of the black students lived in the area, and it just wasn't an issue.

Haven't we, as a nation, got enough racial division on our plates right now, in the form of current issues and events? Must someone go back sixty years and dredge up some old news? I'm so tired of people beating that old dead horse. Yes, black people were often portrayed as shiftless and lazy. Well, Ma and Pa Kettle weren't exactly shining stars of society in their day, either. "Mammy" in "Gone With the Wind", which was released in 1939, may have been a slave, but she was shown to have more sense and strength and love in her heart than most of the white folks of the era. Also, the actress who played her, Hattie McDaniel, was a consummate actress, and received a well-deserved Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in that role.

Can't we just give all this history a rest? We are aware of it, great strides have been made in fixing the situation, and my black friends are ready to just leave the past behind us and go on being friends. But no, we have the liberal pot-boilers who stand to gain when the issue boils over again. I guess it's hard to look like a hero, and a political savior, when there are no more windmills to fight, so you keep them spinning.

Let's just all put the past in the past, give it a rest, and go on from here. I don't harbor hatred toward anyone, and I hope no one holds any for me. If they do, then let them come and tell me about it, we'll discuss it, and I promise we will part as friends, if I have any say in the matter.

The older I get, the more the scripture "Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" means more and more to me. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

October 31, 2020 - Msg 115562: Well, you can get rid of the confederate flag and you can get rid of the confederate statues, but if you go after TAGS, you done pushed me too far! ;)

Romeena, did you see the orginal Imitation of Life? I watched it the other day and the black actress was so good..I cant remember her name but what a sweet Christian mother she was. Such a sad story of a mother with a light-skinned child who was struggling to fit in and rejected her mother. That ending scene in which the girl comes to her mother's funeral, crying about how she was sorry. Man, that one is a tear jerker, for sure.

Well, hope everyone has been having a good Halloween. Ours was fairly quite. We never have trick or treaters come up to the house but I made some treats and grilled some sandwiches and St Susan and Emily came with her little friend and we ate, made a fire outside and did smores. The evening ended by 10pm and that is fine with me. Im already showered and ready to relax for a bit before bed.

G-F, that sheepshead fish was a weird looking thing! It had blue eyes that kind of followed you like the Rimshaw fellow.