November 26, 2005 - Msg 31745:
Boo, is that from "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"? I just saw that one so I should know, but I am still unsure.
Well, if it is here is my contribution, although it is more of a Christmas special than a movie I think. But it is one of my faves!
"I want to be a dentist."
Great idea by the way, Boo!
November 26, 2005 - Msg 31746:
Whoa. I guess it was my turn to sweep!
November 26, 2005 - Msg 31747:
Goodness, Sterling! That could have really been bad. I mean, people lose control of their cars sometimes in a situation like that. I'm so thankful that all the damage was on the car. I hit a deer once, when I was about 19. It just suddenly shot across the road in front of me, nothing I could do, though I tried. The impact threw it up on the hood of the car, and all I could see was a rack of antlers, headed straight for the windshield. Fortunately, it glanced off the windshield, fell to the road, got up and staggered off into the woods. I got the ID number off a nearby power pole, and called the highway patrol from the next gas station (no cell phones back then), and told them which way it was headed into the woods. I can only hope they were able to find the poor thing. I know it was injured. It just breaks my heart to hit an animal. My car, being a '57 Ford Fairlane convertible and built like a tank, sustained very little damage, and I was completely unhurt, just scared and worried about the deer.
"Bumbles bounce!" That's my Christmas quote.
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31748:
Your deer incident sounds alot like mine, although the deer didn't have antlers and it didn't get up, even though it tried, poor thing.
You talked about people losing control of their cars sometimes when those things happen, and that's what other people have been telling me too. But for some reason I have always been able to be aware and think things through, even when things are happening in a blur of the moment. Like time slows down, and I see everything happening, which I guess is fortunate, but also unfortunate, as I can readily remember the details of the deer as it flew up on the hood - it's head coming inches from the windshield - and then was tossed back off.
I only wish I could have seen it before everything happened and stopped the car in time.
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31749:
good morning dears! sterling- i know what you mean, here in central illinois it seems if you don't get hit by a deer or take the ditch to avoid them you are not a defensive driver. it's sad that human kind has demanded so much land and have given the animals no place to live, then want to get rid of them cause their overpopulating the earth. romeena- oh those 57 fords black with gold trim and i've been told that the hoods sloped just right for star gazing. breakfast on mary wiggins at the cracker barrel before chruch, thanks mary. prayers for those still traveling and our troops. apb for mdc, ky girl, mayberry deputy, irishster, dixie, homemaker, afd, auh20, alyce, fun girl, tom, and the rest of you know we love and miss you, hurry home. i think i'll ease down toward spot's and miss sherrys and spot jr's and do a bear raid on the peanut butter balls. funny, i can eat them faster than there being made. what are some foods or snacks that you don't get often but can load up on. mine devil eggs, grilled cheese with dill pickle, sausage and cheese balls,to name a few. pappa bear
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31750:
Hey Porchters, good Sabbath.
Glad you're ok Sterling. I was coming back one night from So. California a few years back, and had two deer jump in front of me. I was doing 85 (on I-15 in Souther Utah) and I somehow slowed enough that they got across the freeway but dang it was close. Scared the snot right out of me.
Boo, I believe your quote is from Christmas Vacation when they are going to pick up the tree. Am I right?
I have no clue on yours Sterling.
Here is one of my favorites that should be easy.
"Are there no workhouses? Are there no prisons?"
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31751:
Pappa, you snuck in on me.
I'll eat just about anything. I'm a lot like Romeena in that regard. Not to picky. Although some of her eating when she was in Mongolia was pushing it for me, but then again I was at home reading about it with a full fridge and a fuller belly. When hunger hits you tend to see things in a different light.
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31752:
Mmmm. . . it seems you always avoid MY cooking Asa. . .
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31753:
homemaker, maybe Asa feels as I do about eating goat. Now goat is a perfectly acceptable thing to eat, and I have done so, but after that episode in Mongolia, I doubt I'll ever touch it again. That poor little thing!
Asa, your quote is from the old curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, when he was approached by the men who asked him to contribute to a charity to feed the poor.
Guess I get to play electrician today. My pond pumps operate off a power line that is also carrying about 2/3 of my backyard Christmas lights at the present time. There is a GFCI on the circuit for safety, and it keeps tripping. My guess is that one of the extension connections to the groups of lighted deer is getting wet when the sprinklers come on, and tripping the GFCI. Even if the lights aren't on at the time (the sprinklers come on at 3 a.m.) it will still ground out. So, I guess I'll disconnect each set of deer one at a time to identify the group, then one deer at a time to identify the individual connection. Then, with any luck, a good raincoat of electrical tape should fix the problem. Gotta do something, because at the moment, there is no aeration on the pond.
A favorite special dish? Asparagus with a mock Hollandaise sauce, made with cream cheese, egg yolks and lemon juice. Yum!
OK, off I go. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
"Miss Bee, I'm declarin' fer you." -Briscoe Darling
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31754:
You got it Romeena. Christmas Carol. One of my favorites.
I am an electrician Romeena and those GFI's can be very touchy. They detect a very small current leak to ground and trip out. Sometimes they can weaken though and give you nuisance trips. Just don't get fed up and plug into a non gfi protected plug. I see a lot of folks do that and it is dangerous.
Homemaker, I'm not sure some of the stuff you serve can be put in the food category. :) (just kidding hon, I'm sure you're a fine cook)
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31755:
asa- i lovethe original 1939 movie version where scrooge quotes that and also when scrooge sitting nice and warm chews bob crachet out for taking a lump of coal when he gave him a limp of coal two weeks ago and can't help it if bob scoundered his. homemaker is cooking for us tonight and we can't wait to see what's on the menu. what time do you want us ? did the rest of the porch get beat up during the black friday shooping and can't post? we miss you. pappa bear
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31756:
Hey gang..pappa the pole won..ate alot at miss sherrys yesterday..she is at work today..football on and raining here in ga..hm...thanks for filling in ...whats for supper?..im all turkeyed out!..i will make the slaw...hey asa,sterling,ro,ky,mdc,afd,boo,slim,smh,and all...well gona go down in the basement and start cleaning up my shop....SPOT
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31757:
Asa, it's one of my favorites as well. I've seen about all of the various productions, I guess, and have several on VHS or DVD. Even though they're all the same story, somehow they manage to be different at the same time, and each has its own charm. Just watched it with Reginald Owen as Scrooge - very good. Of course, Alistair Sim was the benchmark for curmudgeonliness (?), and he just looked like his hair and teeth would be dirty. Nasty old man. George C. Scott was a very elegant Scrooge, yet still chillingly mean and flint-hearted. What a classic.
Don't worry about me and that GFCI. I respect those things, and allow them to do their job. I wouldn't dream of bypassing it. Actually, I found the problem. As I suspected, water had gotten into a Christmas light connection. I disconnected it, dried it out, and have now covered it to prevent further problems. I can be patient and methodical when the situation calls for it.
Incidentally, friends, if you use those little power post connectors, or power stakes as some call them, I have a simple solution for keeping water out of them. After you plug your Christmas lights into them, put a small bucket over them! If you can find them in green, they almost disappear into the landscape, but any color will do, and won't be seen at night. I found some stakes this year that have their own very effective cover, but I have about ten from years past that do not, so the buckets work very well. I told the power posts to "have a think under there" when I put their buckets over their heads.
Well, guess I'll try to find a late lunch. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
"Three cuts of pie is about my high water mark." -Briscoe Darling
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31758:
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31759:
Hi all its Mack the Morman here to say hi and bye, I know you slam the door on Mormans its fine Im used to it!
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31760:
Mack, you seem to have some issues. If you'll take a moment to read up the line, you'll see that we've tried to make you welcome. If you felt unwelcome, I'm sorry, but I assure you our reaction to you had nothing to do with your religion. We didn't even know what your beliefs are. No one assumed you were Mormon just because you attend BYU, and for that matter, no one cares. We're a mixture of many things here, and no one is judged for their beliefs. I happen to be a Baptist, and no one holds it against me. Is there a particular reason why you're so sensitive, and assume that people are judging you when they're not? Perhaps you've had some bad experiences?
We be very happy for you to join us if you can lose your defensiveness, and just have fun along with us. If you can't do that, then perhaps you'd be happier somewhere else. As I said before, we'll wish you well as you go on your way, if that's what you choose to do. If that's the case, then kindly do us a favor and don't continue to pop in and out, slinging accusations at us. We have done you no harm, wish you none, and don't deserve your ill will. --Romeena
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31761:
Hey everybody, I survived the relatives and I am in "relatively" good shape! Ha
Did anyone tell Mack that it's spelled wrong? I know we can be all thumbs sometimes, so wont press it.
RO- If you take that stain to Fred, maybe he'll run over it with his truck! ha
PAPPA- Time to ge the brown truck off the blocks and fit it with those runners!!
STERLING- email me if ya like, been quite a while. Sure glad everyone was ok. glad the deer will at least be food for someone.
MARY- good to see ya.
The snowbirds of both human and feathered estate are here in full force! We get really nice robins at our bird feeder.
Good to be back!
Prayers for Ky girl's parents! And for all! Troops, leaders, all porchsters and faimlies and visitors!
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31762:
No, Mack, we don't slam the door on Mormons (I assume that's what you meant by Morman). All are welcome here.
Gomer "I can't talk now, Meryl. The Sheriff's got to get some sleep. It's yer shocks!
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31763:
Nobody's as perfect as you are MDC
Mack the MORMON
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31764:
HELLO THERE. WILL THIS HOLIDAY WAS NO FUN ALL I DID IS STAY HOME NO ONE ASKED US TO COME TO EAT .
IT SOUNLD LIKE SOMEONE IS CALLING OUT FOR SOME HELLP?
MACK NO ONE IS PERFECT HERE AND WE DO NOT THINK THAT WAY.
WE ALL HAVE ARE UP AND DAY , AND WE COME HERE TO FINE ARE LOVING WORLD OR JUST A FRIEND WHO WILL HELP IN ARE TIME.
JUST READSOME OF THE POST HERE AND SEE HOW WE ARE WIND IT COME TO ALL THE WARM FEELING WE HAVE HER ON ARE LITTLE PORCC.
MY STEPSIS SEND MY SOME PICT OF MY DAD ON HIS BRIHDAY. THAT MAY ME DOWN MORE NOW JUST SEEING THIM.
(HOPE AND JOY)
PUT A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW,
PUT A WREATH UPON THE DOOR-
TIS THE SEASON TO BE HOPEFUL,
TO GIVE PRAISES EVERMORE.
GOD"S CHILD COMES IN CLOUDS OF GLORY,
ANGELS CHORUS HIGH ABOVE-
LIFT YOUR VOICE IN CELEBRATION,
JUYFUL FOR GOD'S GIFT OF LOVE.
PRAYE FOR ALL THAT CAN USED THIM.
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31765:
Since Christmastime is upon us,maybe it's time for a "Big Freeze"- I believe most of you know what I'm talking about!
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31766:
well,I'm trying this again,I've tried to post for 2 days and couldn't, so ,lets see if this works,have missed you all.-ky girl
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31767:
Good,I got to post!Sorry to hear about the deer incident sterling,had one of those myself a couple of years ago.Right before it was time to have my car inspected,so,of course i had to wait a few days so I could have my right front headlight replaced and the dent taken out of the side of my car.But,it could have been worse,at least it was driveable.Will be back in a little bit,have to check on the kids-ky girl
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31768:
Thank you Tom you seem like a nice person!And whoever said to give me the "Big Freeze " you are GUTLESS at least put your name on your post...
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31769:
Tom, I am so sorry no one invited you over for dinner. Friends of mine, here in Michigan so a little too far for you to drive, always open up their coffee shop on Thanksgiving and invite any one who wishes to come, to share Thanksgiving with them. I usually have a few guests who had no where better to go, and coming to one of my dinners isn't necessarily a treat! ;) I hope the rest of the holidays are better for you Tom. How long ago did your father pass? My parents have both been gone for 8 years or more now.
Welcome to the porch Mack. I hope you will hang around long enough to get to know us. We may not be perfect, but we all long for a Mayberry-like world, so we can't be ALL bad!
I guess it's about time to say farewell to another Thanksgiving weekend, and I can honestly say, God has given my and mine so much to be thankful for. (Thanks God!)
Sterling, glad you are okay after your accident and I am sorry to hear you didn't get to see your side of the family for Thanksgiving. Maybe another opportunity will arise and you can see them before Christmas...One can only hope!
Have a wonderful Mayberry evening all!
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31770:
Hey to ky girl, TOM, Mack, Hazel, Boo, Ro, Asa, pappa bear, et al. Glad ya'll had a good turkey day. Mine was ok. My grandma died Oct. 28 so it seemed weird without her. Great to see you, Tom. Mack, I ain't been here much lately but did see in the archives that you were looking for some type of information for a paper or something. I'm a writer and I understand about deadlines--just what kind of information is it you need or is it too late? Romeena helps me out with my deadlines all the time. She's a wealth of information on most subjects! Hope you'll stay awhile and get to know us. If you like TAGS, we like you.
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31771:
Well, at least we're trying to like Mack. I think it will work a lot better if he'll pull in his horns and quit taking exception to everything. --Romeena
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31772:
Did Plum eat too many carrots on Thanksgiving? Glad to hear you figured out your lighting snafu. Now I just have to get my lights put up. Maybe Asa will come over and sing Christmas carols in my driveway while we hang the lights? Whaddaya think?
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31773:
OK my horns are in and I will be more understanding! Thank You all!
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31774:
Right Asa, my quote was from Christmas Vacation but not when they were getting a tree. Clark said it (under his breath) to Eddie when they were alone in the living room and Eddie was wearing that horrible dickie around his neck and telling Clark what his other children were doing (like barking for the Yak woman at the carnival).
Sterling, your quote was from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Not sure about yours, Ro but I thinks it was too.
Sorry about your deer experience, Sterling. That would have traumatized me, for sure.
ASA, I had forgotten that you were an electrician...now I have THAT to worry about! I heard some electricians give a talk at that agricultural fair I attended and it was scary. They showed us the gloves they wore when working on the lines and said that if there was so much as a pin hole in one, they would get electrocuted. Also told us to always make sure that we unplug extension cords before winding them up. One guy told of his best friend as a child who died from winding a cord that was plugged in! I now have a new respect for electricity and am even more careful.
I have to say I am rather glad the Thanksgiving weekend is over. I have had such a difficult time dealing with the children this week. I exploded on both my kids this weekend and said some things I wish I could take back. Kids are so forgiving but I need to set a better example of self control. Maybe its the "change". That's what Archie Bunker would say. He would say (like he said to Edith), "If you're gonna change, I wish you would just go ahead and CHANGE!".....so do I!
I wish I could go to sleep but my 4 yr old has a cold and took a long nap this evening. I didn't feel I should wake her since she has a fever. I gave her some cold medicine and put on Charlie and The Chocolate Factory for her. Maybe she will get sleep soon. Hope you all have a good night and day tomorrow!
What movie is this quote from???:
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31775:
Here's another from the same movie....this should give you a hint......
"Oh, fudge....only I didn't say fudge...."
November 27, 2005 - Msg 31776:
"Has anyone seen Flick?"
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31777:
Hey all! Got back from all our Thanksgiving travels to Kansas a few hours ago. We put about 700 miles on the car over the weekend. Spent some time with hubby's mom for a few days, then went to visit my family and celebrate my grandmother's 92nd birthday Saturday evening.
Glad to hear you and yours were unhurt, Sterling. We saw many (probably at least 10) deer who were on the losing end of their accidents while on our travels.
Sorry to hear about Star's babies, homemaker, but glad Star seems to be doing fine.
Hey to Mack! Come back and sit a spell.
Let's see, something to eat that I don't get too often...my aunt used to always make carrot jello for get togethers and I haven't had any in ages. I'd love to just sit down and devour a bowl of that! Or maybe my mom's peanut butter cookies with those Brach's chocolate star kisses on top, fresh and warm from the oven. MMMM! Gooooood eatin'!
Hey to the rest of the porch. Glad all of you are doing well!
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31778:
Mornin' Y'all! Boo,here's another line (probably the most famous one) from the movie you've been giving us quotes from: " You'll shoot your eye out!"
Ha Ha I'm sure everybody can guess your movie now!
Ok,where'd this come from- "Miss Mamie,Miss Emily,we've got to have some gas!" ?
Have a great Monday!
possum under a rock
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31779:
You got it Boo. Christmas Vacation. And you are right on which scene it was. Good old Cousin Eddy. :)
I know the quote from the other movie you and possum mention, but I'll give others a chance to play
Mary, Id be happy to sing carols while you guys do your lights. Cept see if you can warm it up some up there. I'd hate to freeze my larnyx!
Good to have you back safe AFD. I hate traveling on holiday weekends. To many people in to big a hurry it seems.
I have not seen Flick. Is it good?
Sorry to hear about your Grandma Charlotte. Did you post that back in October? If you did, I missed it so belated sympathies to you and yours.
Mack, glad you decided to stick around and join us. Like I said earlier, these are fine folks here. Salt of the earth.
Well, them 4 days went by way yonder to fast, now it's back to work. And Boo, don't fret. I have a great appreciation of what electricity can do. That was pounded into my head during my apprentiship and still get reminded in monthly safety meetings. But thanks for your concern.
Y'all have a great Monday.
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31780:
monday, monday by the mamma's and pappa.s or it's friday somewhere. good morning ladies and gentlemen. afd- good to have you back safe and sound. fort riley got a tornado last night. asa- how about some ivory handled pistol grips with asa carved on them for christmas? possum- watch out for that sneaky ernest t. i sure hope romeena or arthritis in throwing arm can slow that boy down. boo- at our age we're like teenagers at holiday time. make an appearence and disappear except we take the peace and quiet. ha. MACK- GREAT HAVING YOU BACK, EACH PERSON HERE IS SPECIAL AND IT'S STRANGE CAUSE LIKE MAYBERRY AFTER SEVERAL POSTS WE EACH TAKE ON A CERTAIN SPECIAL QUALITY THAT EVEN IF WE DON'T SIGN OUR NAME WE KNOW WHO IT IS. mary wiggins- we could send uncle joe over to help with the lights, like he did at aunt bea's. or tuskalaro might help also if he can figure out the motiff. charlotte tucker- great to see you back safe and sound - we missed you. brisco darling- where have you been? we have all missed you so much, for this special occassion let's make 4 plates your high water mark. i hear your partial to aunt bea's cooking. mdc- glad your back safe and sound, we missed you friend. i'll try to have the brown truck lighted up and ready for rain, sleet, snow, hurricanes, floods, tornado's and etc by dec. 1st. tom- thanks for another great one, maybe you should run for porch mayor starting jan 1st? romeena- glad your with us. now where is that spot and miss sherry off at this time? goober, homemaker, mayberry deputy, auh20, and the rest? i may be out for a little bit this week, i got to talk to my doctor. got problems with my right leg, knee and hip. i still have one good leg though. our chruch celebrates dec 4th our 60th anniversary. seems like only yesterday when i was giving them a hard time. how time flys when your having fun. well of to see the wizzard er, i mean the doc and follow the yellow line. i'll bet you thought i was going to say the yellow brick road. but doctors don't have roads only lines to find where there hiding from me. tee-hee. pappa bear
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31781:
Good morning everyone - I'm not even sure what the "Big Freeze" is - maybe it's another crack about my cooking!
Asa - I made some delicious chocolate chip cookies yesterday - wanna try some? ;) Ha ha ha
Take care you all. . .
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31782:
Ode to Vicks (part 10, the final verse)
It slips and it slides
My dear friend Vicks
I use it so often
Sometimes just for "kicks."
My "odes" are all through
And I thought some were funny
But I wouldn't trade my Vicks
Not even for money!!
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31783:
Wow! Good morning, everyone. I thought we were all going to blow away last night. Very strong, gusty winds from the northwest, just blew something fierce. Got a big limb on my roof, will get my son to get it down next time he drops by. Infernal wind kept blowing my lighted deer over, in spite of the stakes that were supposed to hold them down. After standing them up about three times, I finally just laid them down and unplugged them. I have twelve, and it was just too much to keep up with. Now I have to stand them all back up and stake them in place a little better.
Welcome, Mack, we're glad you decided to stick around. Do you want to remain Mack, or do you want to choose a TAGS name? It's up to you, doesn't matter to us. We have a little of both around here.
Who is the Masked Vicks Poet? Inquiring minds want to know! I've been trying to guess, but just really have no idea.
Well, got errands to run, so off I go. Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
"Everybody on the truck!" --Briscoe Darling
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31784:
Hey to the PORCH! Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving, and has fully recovered from the associated gluttony. :-)
Not only did we have a great turkey day...it was also Mrs Goobers 10th High School reunion. That was a hoot...funny to see how some people have moved on and matured through the years, while others still think it's the mid 90's and they're still teenagers.
Ok, so who's the masked Vicks poster? Hmmmm....I'd say it's Asa...that's my guess. Time for the 'un-masking'?
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31785:
BOO- from a MAN who has ALSO lived thru the "change", you should try Promensil. Google it and check it out! It's all natural. It was a Godsend to my wife! Your husband and kids will thank you too! ha
Pat Morita of early Happy Days eps and the Karate Kid died over the weekend, a great character actor who will indeed be missed!
Charlotte, so sorry about your grandma. You and all porchsters are in my prayers. KY girl's parents too!
Pappa, too bad legs arent like kidneys, one goes bad, and ya dont miss it! ha You take care my friend. Dont give the doc a hard time, haha
Good to see AFD possum TOM and all. Glad all got back safe and sound! Those trips are tiring.
I am concerned about Mrs Wiley! I have a feeling that she has passed, but dont want to think the worst. Anyone know how we could check on her.
AFD, could you try? Thanks
Mr Darlin's Cuz
Lydia: I hate the guitar, I like the carinet and the saxaphone, but I hate the guitar."
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31786:
Let's all meet at the Tip Top cafe!
I think the poet is fred Goss.
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31787:
Spot, thanks for all the turkey leftovers, but I draw the line at the turkey cupcakes! haha
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31788:
hello everyone ,hope alls well ..CHARLOTTE TUCKER so sorry about your loss of your grandmother
racings over so now all I have to watch are football games .. go COWBOYS
everyone take care
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31789:
charlotte tucker- sorry i missed the posting about your grandmoher. prayers for you and your family. glad to see the porch nice and full again. pappa
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31790:
homemaker- can i get a brown truck full of those great chocolate chip cookies. pappa
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31791:
Hey how was Thanksgivng? Ours was nice. I got a 17.88 lb. turkey to cook (quite hefty). He turned out nice... even if we did have to stick him back in to cok a while longer after he'd already cooled (never trust our meat themometer again!). I had a nice week off.
So what's new guys? I don't have time to read the back posts right now so is there anything pressing I should know?
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31792:
HI ALL. WILL IT A WARM DAY UP IN THE 70, WHAT A LITTLE RAIN.
MARY WIGGIN, MY MOM IN OCT 9 2002,DAD IN MAY 15,2005AND GRANDMOTHRE IN APRIL29 2005.
NOW YOU SEE YOU I HEAT THE HOLIDAY FOR.
PAPPA STOP EATING UP THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES MAYBE I WOOD LIKE SOME.
RO HAVE YOU HEAR FROM DON.
NO I M NOT THE ONE WHAT THE VICK POET SORRY.
MACK TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOU . LIKE WHAT DO YOU DO .
I WISH AT TIME THAT I DID NOT LOOK THIS WAY AND HAVE ONE MAKING FUN TO . WILL I READ THE PURPOSE AND NOW I KNOW WHY HE MAY MT THIS WAY FOR. ( THE QUALITY OF BING ABLET DO SOMETHING ESPECIALLY THE
PHYSICAL MENTAL FINACIA OR LEGLE POWE TO ACCOMPLISH SOME THING.
(WE ARE THANKFUL FOR SO MANY THINGS)
OUR NATION IS SO RICLY BLESSED,
WE OFTEN FAIL TO SEE GOD'S POWER AND HIS GLORY
AND AWESOME MAJESTY.
FROM THE GRANDEUR OF THE MOUNTAINS
AND THE PEACEFUL SEASIDE GLOW;
TO THE FRUITED PLAINS OF SUMMER...
HIS BLESSINGS EVER FLOW.
FROM A TRANQUIL SPRINGTIME GARDEN
TO AUTUMN'SRAZORED WINDS,
THERE ARE MOMENTS TO BE TREASURED
WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
FROM THE SOLITUDE OF WINTER
COMES THE PROMISE OF A ROSE,
AND THE MEALS WE SHARE TOGETHER
SUSTAIN US, HEAVEN KNOWS.
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR SO MANY THINGS
AS THE LEAVES BEGIN TO FALL,
AND WE CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING
AND PRAISE HIM ONE AND ALL .
PRATER TO ALL WHO CAN USED THIM .
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31793:
Afternoon Porchsters. Just checking in...hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Had a real good one on this end of the porch. Even saw the Rockettes on Friday in Myrtle Beach. Prayers for those in need.
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31794:
OK, I know who the Masked Vicks Poet is, but I'm not saying, because I cheated to find out. Shame on me!
TOM, I haven't heard from Don in several weeks. Thanks for that lovely poem. I must say, I was dealing with "Autumn's razored winds" last night! Gusts up to 50 mph. I'm just glad it wasn't very cold. That wind was so strong that it blew a big old flowerpot filled with geraniums and sweet alyssum, right into the pond! This morning that pot was standing on its head in two feet of water. It wasn't easy to drag out of there, either, considering that I can't kneel on my left knee yet. Dirt and debris all in the pond, too. What a mess!
My roses need a fall pruning, but the crazy things are blooming their heads off! I just can't bring myself to whack all those beautiful blooms off, so guess I'll be pruning a bit late this year. I'm sure Mr. Wheeler wouldn't approve, but I can't help it.
Have a great evening, folks. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
"You don't gotta go lookin' for him, Sheriff. He's a pestilence, and a pestilence'll find you!" - Dud Wash, referring to Ernest T. Bass
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31795:
Hey to Dixie and rev Jr. Glad to see you again!
Let's all think of some Christmas memories or Christmas stories and share 'em on the porch this year. Lots of new porchsters, so if it's a repeat, that should be fine.
Pappa's got the brown truck polar express ready to go, let's have some fun and relaxation herest on the porch! (All except Lydia Crosswaithe of course, as we know she hates chitchat!) ha
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31796:
An Ident*ity Revealed
Cupcakes and cookies
I tend to bake. . .
That's one of my jobs
For goodness sake!
But I like to dabble
In prose and in rhyme
And make my friends wonder
From time to time
Still haven't got a clue?
You could cheat by cyber-link
But then you would be like
Opie and Arnold, I think. . .
So I will tell you. . . .
Or I will BUST!
The writer of the odes
Is just. . .just. . .just. . .
The keeper of the goats. . .
The keeper of the class. . .
The keeper of the Vicks!
Love to all. . .
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31797:
Were you right Romeena?
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31798:
WOW! Homemaker, who wudda guessed!!A little iambic pentameter in your blood, have we?
Well, that was a neat little ditty.
I drove a load to the Phoenix area.
Beautiful here today. MDC, we should look each other up next time. Harhar, now you know my drycleaning secret, drive over the clothes with the truck! Good one.
Back to the open road soon. Northern AZ is great with the pine trees and even a little snow right now.
Goober, I love the Bozo show and the other talk/call/song program also, Truckin cowboy.
More on the flip flop, Prayin' as I drive fer you all, Glad all thanksgivings were good. later,
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31799:
Why homemaker, you little scamp!
Of course I knew it was you all along (sticking out my lower lip with smugness like Barney does). I just wondered how long it would take these ordinary citizens to de-du-u-uce it like I did!
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31800:
Hey mdc,md,hm,boo,ro,asa,ky,goober tom and all the gang....gosh putting up lights out side the dog house ....will be back in a bit ...left over beef short ribs in the crock pot and those litter taters...SPOT
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31801:
"Mack" will need to e-mail me before he can post any further. He is not in Utah and seems to be in Irvine, CA and uses pacbell.net as his ISP. This is the same ISP and the IP is very simular to our visitor(s) of the past month that have been causing problems for the porch.
I still don't understand the person that has time to visit a place that they don't like just to try and cause trouble and confusion.
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31802:
It sure seems like some good folks here. I unsually don't post anything but I do enjoy reading. Be blessed to all.
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31803:
Hey Rev! Good to see you here from over at Miss Crump's. The folks here enjoy one anothers company and for the most part they have fun sitting around and talking on the porch. Drop in here anytime. I'm sure they'd love to have you.
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31804:
Thanks Floyd for checking on things.Spot,those ribs sound good.Romeena,when I heard about those heavy winds on the news I thought about you,glad to hear there was no major damage to your place.Is 'the pole" still standing?wouldn't want somebody to have to come fix that again !haha!hey trail boss,are you also our dry cleaner Fred Goss?haha,i'm only teasing with ya,I sometimes even sign my emails "ky girl',out of habit.Rev.Jr,good to see you,how are you doing?Charlotte Tucker,I'm sorry about your loss,I know it made the holidays feel funny.I lost a family memeber about 10 years ago right during the holidays,and,I wasn't sure how to feel,i had so many emotions at one time,I almost felt numb.I will keep you in my prayers.AFD,glad you made it home o.k.,you know I haven't had carrot jello in a long time either,and those little cookies with the chocolate stars on top,yum!I like them with the hersheys kisses on top too!I can eat way too many of those!Pappa bear,I don't make the peanut butter balls,my mom does.I don't make them just because i eat most of them before the next batch is made also!Same reason I don't make the cookies with the kisses except maybe at christmas!ok,possum,is your quote from "the Waltons Christmas"?Remember Miss Mamie and Miss Emily were always making"pappas recipe'?Remember Ashley Longworth?Msg 31776-is that a quote from "A Bugs Life"?Boo,I can relate to what you are saying.I have found the best thing to do is just find someplace quiet,and not to be too hard on yourself.Being a wife and mother is a full time job with no timeoff,no breaks,it is not easy.It's one of life's most rewarding jobs,and,I know you wouldn't trade it for anything,but,you can be sure your kids know that too,and,they know you love them.I'm sending up a prayer for you.Now,before I close,I have to tell you all this,when my daughter told me,neither one of us could stop laughing.My oldest son,the one who is engaged to be married,he and his fiance' went to register at Bed,bath,and Beyond,my son had never been there before,in fact really hadn't paid much attention to home appliances or bedding of any kind.well,she picked out a food processer,and,when my son asked what it did,he really didn't understand,he thought she meant you put the food in and it comes out like cooked side dishes and baked meat etc.So,he was telling his sister and one of his friends about it last night,and,before my daughter could explain to him that it didn't actually fix the food,my sons friend was ready to go buy one to "process" a deer since tomorrow is the beginning of deer season here! She said they were so disappointed when she told them what it actually did!I wonder what would have happened if she hadn't explained it!haha!Gotta close,take care everyone-ky girl
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31805:
Hm..I don't suppose anybody out there saves the Archives to their computer? It seems we are missing the archive 2004_08_06.html. I don't have that file on my local computer and it's not on the webserver. It must have gotten lost when TAGSRWC.com made a move from one server to another. Ouch...I hate missing something. Somebody may have said something really smart in that Archive. If you have it....let me know.
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31806:
Sorry Floyd, can't help you there but wish I could.
Thanks for the prayer and words of encouragement, KY Girl. Today has been a better day but a busy one. My husband and my dad are sick now! I am feeling much better, though.
MDC, I took Promensil for awhile once for irregular cycles. It's made from red clover leaf extract and is good stuff. I forgot about it and will try it again. Thanks for reminding me. I also know that soy and progesterone creme (made from yams, actually) are supposed to help, too, and laying off the caffeine because caffeine depletes the adrenal glands, which kick in and help when the hormones run low. Studies show that women whose adrenal glands are fuctioning well sometimes don't even have symptoms with menopause. Stress depletes the adrenals, too, by the way, which could explain alot!! My adrenals are probably shot by now.
Asa, I have an electrical "situation". Please help! I had a problem today with my, "exterior illumination". I got all my lights up and when I plugged them into the extension cord, they lighted for an instant and then all the fuses blew! Don't even know why. Any suggestions? I'm really bummed about it.
Homemaker!! I didn't consider you as the Vicks poet because you have been so busy with Star. Very good! I enjoyed the Vicks poems (you knew I would). The other day my friend, Karen was showing me her dry hands, she is a nurse and washes them alot so they are actually cracking and very sore. I told her that she should rub Vicks on them before bed and then put on some gloves. She said, "I sleep with my hands together under my face, so the Vicks will clear my sinus while helping my hands!" Two birds with one stone. Thought of you guys, of course.
Ro, it never got that windy here but it is pretty chilly tonight. Must have been pretty strong to knock that pot (not marajuana) into the pond!
MDC, I hope your hunch is wrong regarding Mrs. Wiley. Do you know when she posted last?
Better head off to bed...laundry to do tomorrow!
November 28, 2005 - Msg 31807:
Oh, TOM, I really loved that poem..something really special about that one. Thanks for sharing.
Here's another movie quote. Guess this one: "What is HE doing here?!"...."He's making passionate love to me, Mother!"
November 29, 2005 - Msg 31808:
MDC, I took the time to go back into the archives and research some of Mrs. Wiley's last posts. Sounds like she just might be overwhelmed right now caring for her parents. In August she talked about her dad being very sick and preparing for his death. She said she would move in and help her mother after her dad passed away. Also said she would be on public assistance, so she might not have the luxury of internet service right now. Sure hope things are improving for her and that she checks in soon.
November 29, 2005 - Msg 31809:
whoops, how did I do that?!
November 29, 2005 - Msg 31810:
Oops, did Boo have a Boo boo? ; )
I was also looking back through the archives, and Mrs. Wiley's last post was 10/21, but there was a 2 month gap between that and the previous post. In a post she made on 8/4, she also said she had some pain management of some kind scheduled for November, so that may be keeping her busy as well.
Sorry to hear about your Grandmother, CT. Prayers for you and yours.
ky girl - I'd be happy to share my carrot jello and cookies with you anytime!
Hey to TOM, Mayberry Deputy, Dixie, and all the rest of ya we haven't seen in a while. Another face we haven't seen for a while is fungirl - anybody hear from her lately?
November 29, 2005 - Msg 31811:
happy holidays floyd, thanks for keeping an eye out for us. how is mrs floyd doing? homemaker- you sweet sneaky poetic lady, i never would have quessed the great vicks poet was you. you are so talented. rev jr. so glad your home safe and sound, missed you. dixie- glad you made it thru the holidays, sure missed you. we had the first deep fried turkey for thanksgiving this year. it was done by our son- in law's boss in the company garage. he's been doing it for 12 years, i must say it was g-o-o-d. see you never live to long to experience all god has for us to enjoy. more later. pappa bear