March 10, 2021 - Msg 116334:
MDC, I just remembered you mentioning PBS pledge drives in your Msg 116304. Way back in the mid 1970s, I was doing some technical volunteer work at a nearby PBS television station to earn some extra credit for my senior design project (my lab partner and I were building a television camera). And during one of their pledge drives, they asked me to participate. I started out by going around to local merchants asking for products or services they were willing to donate. Then on the live air date, I was asked to help with answering telephones from viewers calling in with their pledges. But the best part is when they asked me to go live on air describing many of the items we were auctioning off. That was a unique thrill for me. I even purchased one item for myself. It was a bicycle stand where you could mount any two wheel bicycle on it. It raised the rear wheel off the ground thereby converting it into a stationary bicycle so that it could be used indoors to exercise.
Finally, as I mentioned earlier, it is believed that Johnny Carson was first to use the "billions and billions" phrase in public. After all, he did it in a skit back in 1980. And it was not until 1996 that Dr. Carl Sagan included that phrase in the title of the last book he authored before he passed away.

from Poor Horatio

March 10, 2021 - Msg 116335: HaHa MDC...I had forgotten he was on that one too!..Funny series but short lived, it was another one of Sherwood Schwartz creations. Another “Space Themed” show...If you remember Imogene Coca was his “CaveWoman”...I think it was on in the 66-67 season?...🎶It’s About Time...It’s about Space..It’s about two Men in the Strangest Place🎶...
*Wonder if Asa and PH watched it too since it was about Space 🚀 travel....

Thanks for the memory blast 🚀......Off!.......G-F

March 10, 2021 - Msg 116336:
Yes G-F, I did watch a few episodes of "It's About Time". Although it was silly similar to Car 54, but because it seemed to emphasize prehistoric (caveman) themes rather than space travel, I lost interest even though it had two astronauts in the cast. This is unusual because I never liked "Lost In Space" or "Star Trek" even though they dealt with space. And when I went to see "2001, a Space Odyssey", I had a hard time understanding what was going on. But I did enjoy such space movies as "The Day The Earth Stood Still"

from Poor Horatio

March 10, 2021 - Msg 116337:
For those of you who are not familiar with the television program "It's About Time",you can watch one episode at

from Poor Horatio

March 10, 2021 - Msg 116338:

Wow, PH, pretty cool about the pledge drive!
Ours here used to be local as well. Now they are all nationally done, at least they no longer show any local people taking calls.
BTW, good sweep!
And yup, when I watched that Johnny skit I thought about how
wrongly we remember things sometimes!

Tonight's episode of Tags that i saw is easily summed up in one simple
quote..."Otis, Otis Campbell, this is your subconscious..."
haha! :)

Our weather has been outstanding lately, and my wife's snapdragons and
tulips are blooming like crazy, and daffodils almost there; but we are in for some rain this weekend
and wouldn't ya know it, NASCAR is racing here, and it may be raining on 'em!! 350 days of sunshine, and well, that's the breaks I guess! I had plenty of good times at PIR.

Don't recall if I mentioned to y'all that we are getting new cabinets
for our kitchen! Been here 42 years, so it is definitely time!
We are finally getting the kind with the pull out shelves, and a 'lazy susan' in
a corner spot. We're going thru Lowes, but our first disappointment came today, as they called about the order being delayed. They were to be here March 23, but now
not until May 10. Apparently a shortage at the Minnesota factory.
But after this long, a few more weeks won't be so bad. :)

Prayers and God bless,

March 11, 2021 - Msg 116339: Johnny Carson said "billions and billions"? I always thought it was Calvin Coolidge.

Billy Ray the Postman

March 11, 2021 - Msg 116340:
Billy Ray the Postman, in response to your Msg 116339, I will quote something from the "Aunt Bee's Romance" episode of TAGS:

Floyd Lawson : I thought Calvin Coolidge said that.
Andy Taylor : No, no Floyd, Calvin Coolidge didn't say that.
Floyd Lawson : What did Calvin Coolidge say?
Andy Taylor : I don't know

from Poor Horatio

March 11, 2021 - Msg 116341:

March 11, 2021 - Msg 116342: check point chickie test

from Poor Horatio

March 11, 2021 - Msg 116343:


March 12, 2021 - Msg 116344: IMG_6848.jpeg Well I got my shot yesterday evening...I got lucky because they had a cancellation. I stopped by the Rite Aid on a whim, and Barney always said you ought not to question a whim. So I took the spot and got the “inarculation” 💉 (as Barney calls it.)...So far NO reaction to it..🤞🏻


March 12, 2021 - Msg 116345: Its good you got your Rite Aid inarculation, G-F. I'm still waiting to get a TDAP. Life here at the Mayberry municipal dump gets to be risky business.


March 12, 2021 - Msg 116346: My inarculation is scheduled for Monday. I ain't been this excited since Jim Lindsey came to town.

Billy Ray the Postman

March 12, 2021 - Msg 116347:

"Henry Bennett in OUR boat???" ha
I know you will all know where that quote is from! :)
GOOD evening folks. It seems like there aint too much porch
sittin' recently. I pray that everyone is doing OK,
and hopefully just busy. I'm sure that our two tough Texans are
middlin' and just off on a nice jaunt somewhere. :)
GF--good to hear that you got your shot. I hope there are no reactions, as I have heard that some have experienced fatigue.
ASA--how are you and your family doing these days?
Today for me was help-my-brother day. He is still doing well, staying sober, and doing his best. Took him shopping for groceries and some new clothes. All is well.
I got a card from PappaBear. May I again ask that those of you with his
address to please send him a note or a card. He continues to be very weak, and I'm sure some good words will cheer him up.
Hang in there gang, and God bless,

March 13, 2021 - Msg 116348: Hey Porchsters!
Figured I better come dust off my rocker and sit a spell so's y'all know I'm still topside and kickin'
Guess what?
Go on, guess.
Ok, I'll tell ya, I got my first inarculation Thursday!! 💉 I'm so thankful to be able to get it. I got the Pfizer one and so far so good. Only reactions I've had are pain in my upper arm where it was given, itchiness and just a tad tired and irritable. Not sure I can blame those last two on the vaccine though since I've been told that's normal for me 🤔
The whole process was so well executed I was impressed. They had me check in just outside the gates to the facility and told me to head over to this huge canopied tent, pick a line and they would take care of me when my turn came. Welp, I get to the front of the line and out comes an Army Dr, who says "Well hello, how are you on this fine day?" as he swabs my arm and next thing I know, he's saying "There you go, have a blessed day" I was so surprised cause I never felt a thing! I said to him "Wow, you must be magic, the only thing I felt was the alcohol swab!" He grinned real big and hollered to his buddies "Y'all hear that? I'm the magic man today" LOL The lady assisting him handed me my card just a grinnin' and said "You just made his day but now we'll have to hear that for the rest of it"
All in all it was a fun day.
Now I'm off here for a bit y'all try to keep the noise down to a low roar.


March 13, 2021 - Msg 116349: Mavis...Pretty much my same reaction to the shot also... We get up in the morning and take our normal inventory of our aches and pains and try to adjust our day to them..Right?

But as you say, We’re still top side and kickin’...Today so far so good 🤞🏻Might need to call Dr. Tylenol later

As Mother Maybelle use to say, Keep on the Sunny Side of Life!

G-F... ☀️

March 13, 2021 - Msg 116350: Yep, Mavis..Sometimes just a small jester of appreciation goes a long way these days to make someone’s day!...☀️

March 14, 2021 - Msg 116351:
Good Sabbath


March 14, 2021 - Msg 116352:
Well, I tried for a pic, but
did something wrong I guess.
Hope you all have a good one! :)

March 14, 2021 - Msg 116353:

Just figured out my error.
Will try later. mdc

March 14, 2021 - Msg 116354: So you won't be needing some bigger wires? Got a roll back in the truck. No trouble at all. Mr.McBeevee

March 15, 2021 - Msg 116355: Well hello porch !! I have got me some back reading to do ! Been getting the garden plowed and cutting some trees here at the dog house ! Personally I love the daylight saving time. Can work out side until late hours ! Ok lunch : Fried pork chop sandwiches - potato salad - sweet pickles and sweet tea !! Prayers to all. Gona read the mail. SPOT

March 15, 2021 - Msg 116356: Good morning, porch! Guess I've been a little scarce, I apologize. Actually, I had a good long post written yesterday morning, and just before I hit the "Post" button, I accidentally hit something else - no idea what - and it all went away. That happens now and then, and is so annoying. I wish I could figure out what key I'm hitting, or what combination thereof, but so far, I have no idea. It, or they, are somewhere in the lower left area of the keyboard. I'll just be typing along, and poof! It all goes away. Grrrr. I didn't have time or the patience to try to type it all again, so I just shut 'er down and went on about my business.

I had my bunco group here on Friday night, we ate, we played bunco, we laughed, we had a really great evening. I worked my little tail off all day Friday, but it was worth it. I baked a cake (more about that later), made a huge kettle full of chicken corn chowder (more about that, too), vacuumed and dusted four rooms, cleaned two bathrooms, groomed all my orchids in the sunroom so they didn't look messy, and finally baked 18 corn muffins. I was pooped! We ate, we laughed, we played bunco, we laughed, we had dessert, we laughed some more, and just had a great evening. After everyone left (they helped me clear up), I started the dishwasher and collapsed in my chair. On Saturday, I didn't stray too far from that chair! I had planned to watch my church services on Facebook on Sunday morning, but they were unable to do that. A tree fell on Saturday evening and took down a power line that supplies the church. Services were held anyway, using the natural light from the windows, and hymns were sung without music. I'm sure it was beautiful, but I was home with a spell of arthritis or gout or whatever it is in my foot. Bette Davis was right. Old age ain't no place for sissies.

Now about those recipes -- I served chicken corn chowder soup - so easy. Starts with canned ccc soup, either Progresso or Campbell's - either one is good. You add a whole bunch of good stuff to it, and it's wonderful. As for the cake, it's called Granny Cake, and it's just waaaay too good, and so easy. Anybody that wants the recipes, tell me and I'll email them.

Trinket's groomer came and made her beautiful on Friday afternoon, so she was gorgeous for the party, and was a big hit with the ladies. Not a lap went unvisited, and two women told me if I ever wanted to give her up, they would take her. Not a chance! Such a sweet, loving little thing, I don't know what I'd do without her.

Well, it rained yesterday, but today the sun is shining, I have daffodils blooming, iris sword blades are at least a foot tall and blooms stalks will soon be rising. The big spread of daylilies that is taking over the old rose island has broken through, now about ten inches tall, and soon will be a sea of green foliage with multi-colored lilies waving in the breeze. I think I see the tips of gladiolus foliage rising behind the wall of the raised island. If so, they'll be blooming in a month or so. There are a couple of red and white candy striped blooms that are just gorgeous, and many others. I hope they didn't freeze. Eddie pruned my American Beautyberry shrubs down from about six feet tall to about 15". They had never been cut back, and this should stimulate them to thicken up and become even prettier than before. The eleagnus that hugs the entire fence on the west side, and is spaced in decorative spots along the east and back fences, suffered in the freeze. Some of it looks pretty bad, with all the leaves brown and dropping off. I think the woody parts are okay though, and they should leaf out again. I hope! The raised island is covered with a 6" layer of thick mulch, trying to kill out those annoying little "dwarf" zinnias that are supposed to be little mounds of flowers, about 10" tall, but grow to 5' tall and sport tiny 2" blooms on top. Ridiculous things, and they re-seed like crazy! I can no longer afford to buy 20-25 flats of petunias and snapdragons and pansies to fill that bed, so I tried seeds. So much for that. I don't know what I'll do with that bed, but I'll think of something. I love this time of year!

Spot, it's nice to hear from you. A pork chop sandwich sounds good - the tater salad too, and I love sweet pickles. I like sweet tea as well, but opt for plain these days, in deference to my diabetes. Fortunately, I like plain tea almost as well as sweet.

Blessings, friends! Keep looking up! --Romeena

March 15, 2021 - Msg 116357: Ha! I just read over the above post, and realized I chewed my cabbage twice in that second paragraph. I know what happened, I had written the first part, was interrupted by the phone, and repeated myself when I started writing again. Oh well. I'm old, I'm entitled to do dumb things. --Romeena

March 15, 2021 - Msg 116358:

RO, I bet PH can figure out which key you are hitting accidentally. I tried a few, but to no avail. My post
info stayed put.
I just got word that our town's fitness center is re-opening today, so I am heading there now! woohoo!
ASA--I watched The Fugitive last night and our Joanna Moore
had a big part! Did u see that one? No sazeracs tho! ha
More later,
MDC :)

March 15, 2021 - Msg 116359: Spot, lunch sounds delish! But you can keep your sweet pickles. I'd rather have Aunt Bee's kerosene cucumbers than sweet pickles! Think I'll pass! Ang

March 16, 2021 - Msg 116360: Ang, I have to agree with you on those sweet pickles. Not my favorite. Maybe a few (very few) chopped up finely in a tater salad or tuna fish sammich. But that's it for me.

Romeena, Please send me those recopies. I am always looking to try new stuff. I still want to try my hand at bread pudding. I have seen some ideas for that that look good.
Concerning your gout, have you ever used cochaline before? That is a gout specific medicine but is very effective in getting rid of a flare. I swear by it. I was just thinking the other day I have not had a flare in a while and suddenly the next day I get out of bed and almost fall because of the pain in my right knee from,,,, you got it, gout. Anyway I took a dose of my med for two days and wham, it was gone. Just a thought.

MDC, Thanks for asking about my family. Mariah, my oldest grand daughter broke a bone in her hand playing basketball. She is really bummed out because this is her final year at junior high and she was the star of this team. Now she is out for the season wearing a cast. Other than that we are are doing pretty good I think. Looking very much forward to being able to be with the grandkids again. I have missed that beyond words of expression. I hope you and Cecile are doing well.

GF, I have my rider all serviced and ready to go. I think I am going to aerate my lawn today or tomorrow. I have one of those units you pull behind your rider. Does a good job although it looks like 10,000 cats po0ped on your lawn when your done. lol But then I will just run over them with the blades spinning and that takes care of them pretty good. I remember seeing Miss Moore in a couple of Fugitives if I remember right. She was a bit of a schemer in her role wasn't she? Maybe Andy saw that and that's what scared him off and into the arms of Helen Crump. Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire. lol

Well I hope all is well with everyone. Y'all are in my prayers.


March 16, 2021 - Msg 116361: Wow, My Miss Moore comment was in my response to MDC but somehow slipped into talking to GF. Curious, curious, curious.


March 16, 2021 - Msg 116362: Good Tuesday porch folks. I hope everyone is doing well today.

I thought I would rock for a spell and maybe count cars as they drove by like ole Barney and Miss Mendlebright used to do when they sat on the porch and sipped cider,

been busy with work as usual.
thought I would let your all know that Mr. Maude will start a new job tomorrow! He will work as a staff Pharmacist for Wal Mart and will be giving the covid vaccine as well as other pharmacist duties. I wanted to wait until he had to official verification and start date before I said anything. I will keep you posted on how it works out. thanks for your prayers and support.

I guess its time to go back to work.
Dinner menu will be: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, Slaw and corn casserole. homemade rolls. tea or lemonade to drink. peach cobbler with ice cream for dessert.

prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

March 16, 2021 - Msg 116363: Wow...Maude that is GREAT NEWS!...Tell Mr. Maude Goober Says Hey 👋🏻 and look forward to seeing you guys at the Meet-Up and/or Mayberry Days...


March 16, 2021 - Msg 116364:
Romeena and MDC, regarding the disappearing text from the comments box before it can be posted, I can only identify one example where a single keystroke that when pressed will make the text disappear. Notice the RESET button below this comment box. RESET is a HTML command that makes text in any form disappear. And the fact that the RESET button is so close to the POST YOUR COMMENTS button, it is possible to click the wrong button when trying to post. While there are other ways to make text disappear, they involve multiple keystrokes because you have to highlight all the text first (by left clicking inside the COMMENTS box, then pressing the CTRL and A keys together). Then you must press either the DELETE key or the BACKSPACE key to make the selected text disappear. I will send an email to Floyd asking him to move the RESET button farther from the POST YOUR COMMENTS button to see if that helps.

from Poor Horatio

March 16, 2021 - Msg 116365: Hey guys,

I see PH's evaluation of what might be happening. If, indeed, the RESET button is the issue...I'm not sure what to tell you. That button has been in that exact spot for almost 21 years. I'm at work and this will take a little more coding to do thank you'd think. I will look at it but lets be SURE that is the issue before I move something that hasn't been a problem for 21 years.


March 16, 2021 - Msg 116366: Hello Friends. Sorry I have been away so long, just been busy these days but always think of you all. Hope you are all well. We are doing ok and not covid or sickness in the house. We have all been vaccinated now. The kids received their first vaccine last week. The vaccine roll-out has been terrific around here and anyone can get one that wants at this point.

No big news to share. Erin is doing better but still continues to have some type of seizure most every day, though they are mild. Our next move is the cardiologist again and another trip to the neurologist. The internal medicine doctor said they suspect she has fibromyalgia but haven't decided for certain yet. She is wanting to go to school so we are getting transcripts and getting her signed up for the college entrance exam.

Everyone else is fine enough. I am thinking about going back to work but still needing to be home with Erin right now. She cant drive and needs someone to take her to appointments and such. I often dream about the day that both of my kids are healthy and independent.

Concerning pickles: I was in a Big Lots the other day and saw a jar of "gourmet dill pickles". They looked so good so I bought them. Later, when I pulled one of those beautiful little pickles out of the jar and bit into it...yuck. It was a sweet pickle! I searched the label and nowhere on that label did it say sweet pickle. It said Polish Dill pickles! Well, I will give them to Emily because she likes sweet pickles.

Ro, that Trinket sounds so sweet! I have been spending time with Erin's pup, King. He is six month old and such a handsome little fellow. The girl who gave him to Erin said he was some kind of bulldog mix. Nope! Not a speck of bull anything in him. He looks like a red shepherd. He has those stately, pointed ears that stand up at all times and a sharp, long pointed snout. He is about 30 pounds now and is just a real cutie...he listens carefully for command and is one of those dog that tilts his head back and forth when you talk to him. He is trying so hard to understand. Its really funny. He loves to play fetch and to play with my little Poopsie but sometimes he is too much for her so I keep them apart, mostly, until he is old enough to calm down around her. We really didn't want another dog in the family but he is really a sweet boy and is winning our hearts. He is doing great with the housetraining, too.

Well, I fried up some catfish for Bruce tonight and made cole slaw and fries. Im about ready to go put my feet up for awhile before I finish cleaning the kitchen. Hope you all have a pleasant evening!


March 17, 2021 - Msg 116367:

So I'm watching Gomer Pyle tonight, and it was like watching the
"breech of promise" episode of TAGS. It was basically the same premise,
only it was Gomer who got talked into marrying a con artist's wife.
Sargent Carter tried to fix it, but also gets bamboozled, until he tells her
to go ahead and marry Pyle. I thought for sure she was goin to say, "What,
marry that squirt!" ha A writer named Carl Kleinschmitt used Jack Ellison's story line! Such goings on. Oh well, that's show biz.

Anyone see the race here on Sunday? It turned out to be a nice sunny day.
You may recall how I worked concessions there several years ago. Good times.
RO,__It sounds like your bunco party went well. I hope your gout is better.
And your flowerbeds sound like the Bouchard Gardens of BC! :)

ASA- I bet you are indeed very anxious to hug the grandkids again! We're almost there!
However, there is a real crisis now at the border with cases, but I'll bite my tongue. So sorry to hear of mariah's broken hand. I hope it heals quickly.

Big Maude, so happy to hear that your husband now has a job!!! I hope he is taking zinc and others to help his immune system as he gives those shots.
Thank you Jesus! :)

BOO--Oh my, I sure hope it is not fibromyalgia! A widow, whom we helped, had it and every muscle in her body ached constantly. She is deseaced now, but I so remember her pain. Erin is in my daily prayers.

Hey to Spot and Allan!


March 17, 2021 - Msg 116368: I agree MDC...Gomer Pyle USMC And Mayberry RFD did rework many of the TAGS episode themes over the years, I guess they thought if it worked once it will work again?

I know the TAGS fans are divided when it comes to that and the color episodes in general. My opinion on the subject is they have their place in 📺 history, you can CHOOSE to watch them or NOT watch them! It’s kinda hard to improve on perfection can’t blame them for trying...10-4?

I guess Gomer can only screw up so much until it becomes redundant. But I do like seeing some of the TAGS Alumni show up as different characters tho. Like yesterday, I was watching the Waltons and and saw Sharon DeSpain & Skippy the Fun Girl appear in two episodes...I do like seeing them on other CBS shows. Like we said in the past, it’s easy to cast them since they were already under contract with CBS..

I’m posting a link to the TAGS newsletter It shows Clint Howard recovering from hip replacement surgery. The last time I saw him we both talked about pulling the trigger on getting it done.
He too said that he was in a lot of pain, and needed to get it done...I guess his new wife talked him into it?...

Like Andy said...”Blood Brothers”...But in OUR case...”Hip Brother’s”...The 🚫🚶🏻like Chester 🙅🏼‍♂️ No More Club...
As far as the Password Goes.....We can’t tell Ya!. 🤐...10-4?..🤣🤣🤣


March 17, 2021 - Msg 116369: Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
It's the only day that I use my " government name" here on the porch- LOL

Y'all have a good day and may the luck o' the Irish be with you!

o'possum under a rock

March 17, 2021 - Msg 116370:

Top 'o the marnin' to ya! :)


March 17, 2021 - Msg 116371: Allen, A quick note before I do anything else -- don't do anything to the "Reset" button on my account. I'm more than 99% sure that's not my problem. When the sudden disappearances happen, I'm not moving the cursor, I'm just typing. Actually, I think I may have figured out what's doing it, and am going to experiment a little. This may sound ridiculous, but as I'm getting shorter these days - down to 5'2" from 5'6" when I was a young adult - lots of things are surprising me. For example, when cooking, especially when using a deep pan, my arm will rest (briefly!) on the edge of the pot! That never happened when I was taller. Also, when washing my face at my bathroom sink, water now runs off my elbows and that's a new thing, too. Finally, my hands don't approach my keyboard in the same way that they once did. They tend to "drag", and I think that's how I'm hitting some keys I didn't intend to hit. I need to get a taller chair. The one I'm using is as high as it will go, and I have a small cushion in it, but it's still too low. Grrrr.

More later - just wanted to get this note in for Floyd quickly. --Romeena

March 17, 2021 - Msg 116372:
Romeena, I did more investigating about the disappearing text before it can get posted here.
I first searched the Front Porch archives to try and find an old complaint mentioning this problem. I found a clue in Msg 73430 posted by possum. She mentioned that after pressing something on the left side of her keyboard, her prepared text vanished when she wanted to post it. Examining the keys on the left side of the keyboard, I learned that CTRL-Z is an "undo" command that will erase text. One way to confirm this is to press CTRL-Y which is the "redo" command that will restore text that has been undone. So next time this happens, if CTRL-Y restores your text, then that is the solution to this problem.

from Poor Horatio

March 17, 2021 - Msg 116373: I'm going to remove the "Reset" button completely. That is unless somebody has ever actually used it? If so....speak now or forever hold your peace.

I really don't know why anyone would use it? It's easy enough to just hit "backspace" or "delete" to "reset" what somebody might have been typing. I could be wrong about that so let me know. Removing it seem more useful that just sliding it over to the right away from the "Post" button.


March 17, 2021 - Msg 116374:'ll see if that helps.

March 17, 2021 - Msg 116375: I miss my buddy already. I'll leave a light on for you,ol'friend.
Post Your Comments button.

March 17, 2021 - Msg 116376: Thanks Floyd!

Thank you for those prayers for Erin, MDC. That is what she needs most. She has been doing better, physically and has less pain these days. It seems that it correlates with the amount of stress or stimulation in her environment. Today I took her to the lake and we sat under a tree and talked. It was a beautiful day and she always opens up and is so candid with me at times like that. No matter what, her faith in Jesus stays strong through the tough times.

Great news about Mr Maude!


March 18, 2021 - Msg 116377:

116376---Haha! Good one!

March 18, 2021 - Msg 116378:

I just tried what you said PH, and after reading
RO's issue of 'dragging hands' I think you may be
onto it! Good work. But as Floyd says, there is really no
need for the 'reset' button, so now "Post Your Comments" is flying solo. Boy, we have men
circling the earth, and international television has
been developed, and we're sitting around wondering why
type disappears! haha
Irish blessings upon us all!
O'MDC :)

March 18, 2021 - Msg 116379:
116375--Good one!(not 116375) Boo, that was me above, and typed
the wrong message number. Was not laughing at YOUR comments. Glad that you and Erin
had a good heart to heart.

March 18, 2021 - Msg 116380:
GEEEzz, still messed that up, but I think ya understand!

March 18, 2021 - Msg 116381: MDC..Maybe Floyd should put in a button warning for us saying you sure you wand to post this message?
Sometimes our 👀 see something our brain 🧠 does not, or our fingers 👈🏻 just don’t work like they used too....

Wonder what causes that?......G-F

Thanks Floyd...In my Forrest Gump voice...”That’s one Less Thing!..

March 18, 2021 - Msg 116382:
G-F, I thought of another way to prevent this problem. A warning message stating "Are you sure you want to delete this text?" followed by "Delete" and "Save" buttons.
But I think Floyd found an easier solution by just getting rid of the RESET button. Now let us wait and see if that solved this problem.

Thank you very much Floyd.

from Poor Horatio

March 18, 2021 - Msg 116383:
Now to tend to other matters that I was too preoccupied to respond to.

Maude, I did not know that your husband was unemployed. I am glad he found a great job helping others.

Boo, you are so lucky to have a daughter who thinks so highly of you that she is willing to reveal some very personal information with you.

And as for McMDC or O'MDC, no more booze for you. Switch to Shamrock Shakes when celebrating Saint Patrick's Day so you won't have to be correcting your posting mistakes.

from Poor Horatio

March 18, 2021 - Msg 116384: This is a test. This is a test. Ha! It works! I just erased those two test phrases, and put them back. I did learn something about it, though. It seems to work in incremental stages. It doesn't just remove the whole thing in one stroke. It will remove it (and restore it) in little bits and pieces if you just touch the keys. However, if you hold them down for a couple of seconds, it will remove or restore the whole thing. Very interesting! Thanks, PH. Your education was definitely worth every penny! I can't believe I've typed all these years and didn't know that. I wonder just when that cool little function was added to the keyboards? When I think of all the posts I've lost and given up in frustration, when I could have restored them so easily......grrrrr!

I don't think I've ever used the "Reset" button intentionally. Once or twice by accident, yes. I recall those occasions, but never intentionally. So I'm sorry for the lonely little "Post Your Comments" button, but he'll get over it.

So - it works like this: Press Ctrl-Z once, and the last phrase you typed will disappear. Press and hold them, and it will all disappear. Press Ctrl-Y, or press and hold them, to reverse the process. Very handy! Thanks again, PH.

Boo, it sounds like you're making some progress with Erin. You are one patient mama, that's for sure. You and yours remain in my prayers. I still find it hard to reconcile all the problems with the sweet-faced, adorable little girl I met in Fredericksburg years ago. As for Sean, what I remember most about meeting him, is thinking how he seemed like such a kind-hearted, gentle young man. He has had his problems in life, but he keeps on trying. I admire him. Hang in there, my sweet friend. Just keep on loving them.

Yes, Trinket is a little sweetheart. As I've said before, after tiny Toye Starr, Trinket may not be what I thought I wanted, but she was definitely the pup I needed. She's bigger than I had hoped (10 lbs.) and rowdy, busy, nosy, stubborn and determined, she can be a handful. She is also very loving, very affectionate, gets along well with everyone, is energetic, comical, playful and loves to cuddle. She is my third Maltese, each has been different in so many ways, but with one overpowering trait - they are so loving. Through the years, I've described each one in a little poem (a bit of doggerel!) (Sorry!) that acknowledges their personalities and describes our relationship. Sometimes something will be on my heart, and it just sits there and weighs on me until I put it on paper, so to speak, in a story or a poem. Then I can rest.

Big Maude, I'm delighted to hear that your husband has at last found a job. He must be so happy! I will pray that the job is a good fit for him, and that he will be happy in doing the job for which he was educated. God is good!

Well, better get moving. It's a little chilly today at just 54°, with a nippy little breeze blowing! I was going to work in the yard for a little while, but maybe not. Asa, watch your email. Blessings, everyone. Keep looking up! --Romeena

March 18, 2021 - Msg 116385:
For anyone who wants to learn more about the CTRL-Z and CTRL-Y commands, check out

from Poor Horatio

March 18, 2021 - Msg 116386:

PH--I think I am coming out of my hangover! (:

March 19, 2021 - Msg 116387:

Prayers tonight for the Carolinas and our Possum, as a storm is in
her area. Keep safe under your rock Possum!
RO--I keep a pad and pen on my night stand for that very reason. Sometimes I will wake up with a good idea, etc, and will
then immediately write it down before I lose the train of thought.
Today on Hazel I saw Henry Bennett! :)
We had a great prayer meeting at church tonight!
I've shared this here in the past, but the speaker mentioned the "PACT" idea of prayer again... Petition, Adoration, Contrition, and Thanksgiving. Can be a great way to begin and end
each day. :)
Keep well friends,

March 19, 2021 - Msg 116388:
OK MDC, time for a sobriety test. How many fingers and toes does each person have in the following video?

from Poor Horatio

March 19, 2021 - Msg 116389: Fingers & Toes for $100 Alex.... 🖐🏻🦶🏻

March 20, 2021 - Msg 116390: Thanks,MDC- Storms weakened before they got here to my rock,so we're all okay,thank goodness!

Welcome Sweet Springtime!! Let's all sing good ol 14-A!!

possum under a rock

March 20, 2021 - Msg 116391: Morning all.

MDC, I like that pact idea. 4 very good things we should have in our prayers. Thank you for sharing this.

Possum, glad that the storms were not as bad as they might have been.

Boo, I am sorry to hear about Erin's health problems. Having daily seizures sounds scary. I hope that they can find the cause and get her back to good health.

Maude, so happy to read that your hubby has been hired. I know that has been a long struggle for you guys. Prayers answered.

Rome a, I will go check my email now. I have to do it on my laptop because I don't have access to it from this iPad I am on. My laptop has been really hit and miss in connecting with my wifi lately.

Well it's raining here today so I suppose I will stay inside and do laundry. It has been so nice here all week. I have been out in the yard doing all my spring yard work. It sure has been good to be out. But I have to get caught up on the inside stuff now. Not much fun but must be done. Hey, that rhymes. Lol


March 20, 2021 - Msg 116392: Just checking in to see if removing the "Reset" button helped? I haven't heard anyone complain about it being gone so I think we're safe.

March 21, 2021 - Msg 116393:

Good Sabbath all! And springtime too! :)
Yes ASA, I lift up my daily petitions, then a few minutes in adoration, next contrition...repentance for sins, and then a hardy Thank you Lord! I usually finish with "This is the day the Lord has made, I AM glad and I DO rejoice in it!" :)
Have a great day all!

March 21, 2021 - Msg 116394: Good morning, porch! It's a beautiful day here on my end of the porch - bright and sunny, nippy at 48° and with a busy little breeze blowing. I'm watching an equally busy little woodp=cker, as he scampers around on the tree outside my window. My broken window, that is. The crack that appeared a little while back has decided to extend itself, and has now run from the original end, angling upward almost to the top of the window. I've now put some very tacky-looking duct tape along its path. It makes my pretty window look like something out of Trash Heights. I'm tired of waiting for that tax refund check, so I called the plumber on Friday, and am on their schedule to repair the water leak. It's going to be about $2k to get that done. Eeek. Then, my friend Ted suggests that we wait at least 3 weeks to allow the area around the leak to dry out. We have clay soil, and it sometimes does strange things when it is wet, then dries out. I don't want the drying out to cause any more stress on the slab, and risk breaking the window again, if I replace it too soon. Also, that's going to be another $1100. Eeeek again. I don't have that kind of cash lying around, but I suddenly realized that I have a credit card, with a very high limit, and no interest for the next 14 months. Also, it returns 5% on anything charged on it. I've been using it, and paying it off each month, so I don't get a big balance built up. I can put these repairs on that card, and just pay it off when the tax refund arrives. I wouldn't do it if there would be an interest charge, but there isn't. I just refuse to pay interest. So, I guess it's going to get messy around here for a day or so, when the guys come to re-route the plumbing on the west side of my house.

I guess I won't go to church in person today, but will attend the service on Facebook. I need an incant for a sore foot, but I don't have buckeye to put in my pocket. I foolishly let my upright vacuum fall over a few days ago, and the handle/tank part landed on the top of my foot. Hurt quite a bit, and now is bruised and swollen enough to make a shoe uncomfortable. I had just gotten my other foot, the gouty one, back to normal. Nothing is broken, and I'll survive, but in the meantime, it surely is annoying. By the way, Asa, my doc said he would prefer that I didn't take colchicine, as it can be hard on the kidneys, and can interact with a couple of my meds. He recommended just taking one Advil twice a day (too much Advil can also be hard on the kidneys) and wear it out. It took about four days, but it did go away. There's some arthritis at work there too, so it's sometimes hard to tell which one is causing the discomfort. Anyway, it's gone now, and the other foot will be better soon, so all is well!

MDC, you make my heart glad, with your descriptions of your devotions. I wish everyone would join you, and pray for our broken country. I think that's the only hope we have for survival.

I just have to say - God really did me a favor when He let me find Trinket. She is the most loving, comical, energetic, nosy, and cuddly little thing you can imagine. All of my dogs through the years have been wonderful, and there have been a lot of them, beginning with a little terrier when I was three. The amazing thing is, they have all been different, but wonderful in their own way. Even the last three, all Maltese, but each so different, and each so precious. I've always had a dog, with the exception of the time right after Dale and I married, because he was in the military and we were moving around. Aside from that, the only times I've been without a furkid were the brief intervals after one had passed, and before the next one was found. You old-timers will remember Sugarplum (who always said "hey"), and was our refreshment carrier for our baseball team. She was followed by my littlest angel, tiny Toye Starr, who left me so abruptly on that awful evening. A brief seizure, and she was gone, all in about three minutes. Then came Trinket! Ta-Daaaa! A little more than twice the size of Toye Starr, rowdy and rambunctious, loves to make confetti out of any scrap of paper she finds, and is my total joy. God is good.

Well, services will be starting soon, better get comfortable and settled down to participate. Blessings, porch. Keep looking up! --Romeena