December 06, 2005 - Msg 32054: Mrs. Wiley, with all that's going on with you,you must think a mighty lot of us to take time to join us on the Porch. That means a lot to me,friend. I pray your worries ease up.
Glad y'all got the bold/unbold mess resolved- I was getting worried!
possum under a rock

December 06, 2005 - Msg 32055: Bet y'all didn't know possums sweep! Ha Ha

December 06, 2005 - Msg 32056: Nice job possum. Do you do windows?


December 06, 2005 - Msg 32057: Folks, if you don't know how to Bold or Change Colors please don't because you can cause trouble here on the porch if you miss up bad enough. --Floyd

December 06, 2005 - Msg 32058:
Check out 32035 toward end of last archive and let me know what ya all think!

December 06, 2005 - Msg 32059: Sorry Floyd, us amatuers think we know everthang!
Sure dont want to loosen any board on the porch!

December 06, 2005 - Msg 32060: got cha floyd...SPOT

December 06, 2005 - Msg 32061: Hey MDC....asa.....lets eat at dennys in the morning on we-they.........we-they where are ya located on the porch? good old southern ga...SPOT

December 06, 2005 - Msg 32062: Wow, it's good to see Mrs. Wiley after such a long spell. Hang in there, friend. Things just have to get better.

As for Charlotte Tucker, she's okay, I'm in touch with her by email now and then. She asked me to write a short article about Mongolia, I did, and she published it! Yay! I've been published!

Well, time to scare up some supper, and then maybe get a few packages wrapped. The tree is finally done, and most of the house is back to normal, and gently decorated. This year, in deference to my knee, I gave myself permission to leave some of the decorations in the closets, and didn't put quite everything out. Actually, I think it looks better. There is a limit to the chair and floor space that should be devoted to dozens of teddy bears. I think I'm going to find some of them a new home - I have some ideas.

Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

December 06, 2005 - Msg 32063: I hope it didn't sound like I was getting on to anybody was just a heads up that it can cause problems if you use HTML and don't do it correctly. I guess I could work on the script to fix that.....Maybe I will add something to help you post like that. Maybe a preview or something? Any thoughts?

I've always kept the Porch simple and haven't updated anything about it ever because it was just like the original porch from way back when. I guess I could do a little modification or maybe at least do "behind the sceens" stuff that folks wouldn't see but that would look for certain problems.


December 06, 2005 - Msg 32064: Ky girl....No problem with the questions. I love what I do so I don't mind talking about it. To answer your question, I do pretty much all original music. I've used a co-writer on a few of my songs but pretty much it's all me and the Lord. As for style it would be considered Christian Country.
Be blessed....

December 06, 2005 - Msg 32065: Don't worry about it Floyd. I say keep it simple and make it easier for yourself (that's my humble opinion anyways). You did sound kind of mad, though and it made me real glad I wasn't the one who messed things up (heehee)! Enjoyed the Christmas cards, by the way. Your little boy is a cutie-pie!

ASA, that poor Barney! My sister used to have a terrier that had a "rubber hamburger disorder" too. She went into some kind of panic attack when it was removed from her sight, she would cry and whine like crazy. She did finally get over it, though. Dogs are so wonderfully weird.

REV, thanks for your kind words about the porch. We are pretty close and really care about each other. I hope you will continue to join us and become one of the family. Do you have a web site we could access and maybe purchase a DVD?

Hey MRS. WILEY! So good to hear from you again. Sorry you are having some difficulties. Prayers for you and your situation...we understand and we never forget about you.

I am going to share a Christmas story that I have shared here before but its one of my favorites and I would like to share it with some of the newer porch friends. This story is about my great grandmother, Victoria. She and her husband and children lived in a small mining town in West Virginia. They, like all the miners in that day, were poor but had enough to eat and a roof over their heads. Victoria had 6 children, five girls and one son. One of her daughters was my grandmother, Edna. When Edna was still a child, her father was caught in a cave-in in the mines. There was no hospital nearby so they took him home to wait for the train to come in the morning and deliver him to a hospital in the city, but he didn't make it. His body was crushed but he was conscious. My grandmother told us that he called for her during the night but she was too afraid and wouldn't go in to him before he died. Well, after his death, Victoria was left to care for her family (before welfare and food stamps). She was a woman of great faith and God provided. They never starved but things were hard. When Christmas came the year her husband died, she had nothing to give the children and her two youngest girls were too young to understand that Santa couldn't come that year. They refused to believe it and insisted that Santa would bring them new dolls for Christmas. On Christmas eve, they sat their little chairs beside their beds so Santa could fill them during the night. Poor Victoria was grieved by the thought of her littles ones being so dissapointed in the morning. She sat down in the living room and cried. While she sat there, she heard a knock at the front door. It was her brother that she had not seen in years. He surprised her with a visit on Christmas and when he heard about the children having no gifts, he walked to town and got the store keeper out of bed. He bought gifts, including two new dolls. When the little girls woke up, there were their new dolls from Santa. Victoria passed that story on to her children and they passed it on to me. Thanks for listening!


December 06, 2005 - Msg 32066: Here is another Christmas movie quote. It's a hard one, though....."I like smiling. Smiling's my favorite!"


December 06, 2005 - Msg 32067: Congrats on being published, Romeena! What a thrilling thing to see your name on an article. Maybe she'll let you become a regular contributor.

MDC, I think visiting Miss Crump's is a nice idea. Very much in keeping with what this Christmas season is supposed to be about.

Floyd, I agree with Boo. You just do whatever is easiest for you. We can adjust. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

December 06, 2005 - Msg 32068: How do I visit Miss Crumps, MDC?

Oh, hey there Sterling.


December 07, 2005 - Msg 32069: Click on Bulletin Board on the web site to get to Miss Crump's Blackboard. --Floyd

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32070: Morning the sausage and eggs going on over at the dog house...miss sherry is over and we are gona do the shopping thing today...hey Rev,mw,ky,possum,Boo,sterling,me they,slim,smh,ro,hazel,..where are all the other poarchsters that we never hear from?...come in please....well...get a plate...SPOT

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32071: Good morning, everyone! No ice on the birdbaths this morning, at 36 degrees, but there's no sunshine, either, so I suspect it's not going to warm up very much. My landscaper friend is coming this morning to do some tweaking on the pond pumps and filters. I hope he brings a wetsuit!

Yes, it's exciting to have something published. I contribute to a friend's blog now and then, and then there were the Mongolia journals, though those were done in email format - no money there. My dream would be to find a venue where I could write for publication and get paid. If I could make enough money at it, I'd retire from the hospital so fast they wouldn't even remember I'd been there. Anybody got any ideas? I like to write short stories, just give me a topic and I'll write you a story. I'd even write instruction manuals for new products. I just love a keyboard!

Well, enough of that! Everyone have a great day, and act like somebody! Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32072: Sorry, Spot, I didn't see you there. Breakfast sounds good, and I'm hungry! Do you mind if a take a little "doggie bag" back for the Plum? Don't tell her I said "doggie", she'd be very offended. --Romeena

1. Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, have a
little beverage, good food and companionship.
She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Fridays.

2. We also sleep in separate beds.
Hers is in California and mine is in Texas.

3. I take my wife everywhere.....
but she keeps finding her way back.

4. I asked my wife where she wanted to go for our
anniversary. "Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!"
she said.
So I suggested the kitchen.

5. We always hold hands.
If I let go, she shops.

6. She has an electric blender, electric toaster and electric
bread maker.
She said "There are too many gadgets and no place
to sit down!" .. So I bought her an electric chair.

7. My wife told me the car wasn't running well because
there was water in the carburetor.
I asked where the car was; she told me "In the lake."

8. She got a mud pack and looked great for two days.
Then the mud fell off.

9. She ran after the garbage truck, yelling "Am I too late
for the garbage?" .... The driver said "No, jump in!"

10. Remember: Marriage is the number one cause of divorce.

11. I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her
first name was Always.

12. I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months.
I don't like to interrupt her.

13. The last fight was my fault though.
! My wife asked "What's on the TV?"
I said "Dust!"

Can't you just hear him say all of these?
I love it.........this is the good old days
when humor didn't have to start with a four letter word........ just
clean and simple fun

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32074: So good to see Mrs. Wiley - hang in there. . .we at the porch are praying for you!

Supper is at my house. . .turkey or roast beef manhattans. . .mashed taters and green beans.


December 07, 2005 - Msg 32075: Good morning, everyone. Sorry for making a moulage out of the whole "bold" thing. I love it at Miss Crump's, but I also enjoy how simple the posting is here. So, I agree with everyone else, Floyd: keep it simple.

SPOT: That's "Me-They;" multiple personalities is not one of my afflictions! I'm in central Maryland, so I can claim being in the North AND the South! And if you want to do breakfast on me, it'll have to be Bob Evans.


December 07, 2005 - Msg 32076: Hello Boo...I do have a website but is it ok to post it here. I'll be glad to post it if there is no rule on the board about posting sites.

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32077: floyd- i think things are great with this site, just a nudge from you will keep us moving forward. this is the best organized site on the web. most you have to post a message wait for responses. we know you will do the best for us and we appreciate it. merry christmas floyd. you know they always say friday the 13th is the unluckest day? i always cringe to think of dec 7th- the early sunday morning bombing of pearl harbor. we talk about terrost attacks and i've maintained they would strike early on christmas or new years day. let's remember the folks who were at pearl harbor on that day. rev jr- as far as i know posting a site as informational has never been a problem as long as it's informing folks of things there interested in. we've done it for old western tv site andthe waltons to inform these are out there. homemaker- thanks for supper tonight. a special hello to mrs wiley- we've really missed you and prayed for you. me- they- central main is pretty. is it a big or small town? i'm from central illinpois from a town of 13000. pappa bear checking in...

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32078: PAPPA BEAR: I live in a small unincorporated town about 30 miles east of Baltimore, and work in Frederick, a small city by most standards, about 25 miles west of where I live. My county has gone from rural to suburban in the last few decades. The population has actually quadrupled since 1970. Our proximity to Washington (about a 45 minutes commute) has led to a real building boom. It's kind of a shame. I can't blame anyone for wanting to move here, but farmland is being gobbled up faster and faster. And the property values skyrocketing have led to skyrocketing property taxes as well. Unfortunately, housing prices have tripled in just six years so many who have grown up here can't afford a house here anymore. Oh, well. It's still a great place to raise kids.


December 07, 2005 - Msg 32079: Amen to that pappabear! Let us remember those who perished that day, many on the USS Arizona. I had a relative who was 19 and there! Now with the Lord, but he used to say that what he saw that day was forever in his memory! God bless them all!
REV-Rev Jr posted his BBQ sauce website, so I think it's ok.
Have any of you tried to say hey at Miss Crump's Board? You have to provide some info to post, but Floyd assures me that it stays confidential.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! There I said it and I aint takin' it back! ha
How about favorite Christmas Songs? I like "Mary's Boy Child" and "Mary Did You Know" of the sacred! When I was a young'un I used to sing "bells are 'bout to ring" in Jingle Bells.
Guess I didnt know what a "bobtail" was! haha
Was watching the ep last night where barney slides the chair over to Otis from across the room to question him. I wonder how many "takes" that took!?
Barn: (talking about government workers) Bunch of goldbrickers and deadheads, everyone of them!
Andy: Barney, did it ever occur to you that WE are on the payroll too?
Have a good one, a nice crisp day here in Phx area.

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32080: Hey Me_they, missed ya there! mdc

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32081: Hey to the PORCH! It's good to be back and sitting in a nice comfy rocker. Course here in's only about 6 degrees...yes, that's 6..nothnin in front of it...nothing behind. We just got back from the bahamas...and I've got to tell you, it was nice. Temps were 81 each day...full sun...laying by the ocean in a that's a good place to visit in the winter.

Looks like things are hopping here on the porch as usual...just going back to read some of the archives. Floyd...a preview is nice...would allow us to correct things before we post...I can go either way on that. The porch is home...and home is always just right.

RO...good to read about the plum...glad she's ok. All those that need they are. Mrs W, Boo...MDC...Me-They...Spot, Asa, Pappa...Rev...Rev Jr...and all the great people here...Have a great Porch day!

p.s. can sure post your site here...and I look forward to seeing it. I've been part time for quite a few years with Southern Gospel..looking to go full in a few years.

Ya'll be good...


December 07, 2005 - Msg 32082: Hey to everybody - sorry I've been AWOL for the last couple of weeks. I'd been hit by some pretty terrible headaches, but things are much better now, Praise God!

Hey to Me-They, Rev, Mrs Wiley, and everybody! Glad the plum is A-OK, Ro. Praises for all the other good stuff that has been happening to you all, and prayers for those in need. And (belated) birthday wishes for all those who've celebrated over the last week or so.

My favorite Christmas carol is "O Holy Night", it always gives me the "shivers".

Those crosses sound nice, spot, real nice.

Just wanted to check in and let everyone know I hadn't fallen off the face of the planet.

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32083: Howdy, folks. There was an invite over at Ms. Crump's to come over and say hey to people on the Front Porch. So, I thought I'd come over and say Merry Christmas! I used to visit the porch back in 97, I think it was. It's been a long time. I'll try not to be a stranger.

Dud Wash

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32084: HI ALL, MERRY CHRISTMAS.
FLOYD THAT POEM IN THE CARD MAKED YOU STOP AND THINK About all the thing you have done in your life and will have to ane thim to the lord someday.
( what i want most this christmas)
what i want most this christmas,
more now than years before,
is not material in worth,
but means a whole lot more.
idon't want fancy jewelry
or silky clothes to wear;
these things don't really matter,
nor show how much we care.
it's peace I want this christmas,
and peace, my heart to bear...
a unity from shore to shore,
a gift of love to share.
Dear Lord, I pray in earnest
you'll read my christmas list...
for peace is all I want this year,
and peace is what I wish.
that when I wake tomorrow,
on the day Your Son was born,
the world will have a brand-new gift
of peace this christmas morn.


December 07, 2005 - Msg 32085: Well, no landscaper friend here today! I'm glad, because I wasn't looking forward to chipping him out of the ice in the fishpond.

Aren't neighbors wonderful? I have a huge Boston fern hanging out in the arbor, and it was not long for this world in these freezing temperatures. My neighbor and garden center owner friend remembered that he had sold me the fern in the spring, and sent his son over to bring it in for me. No way could I have gotten it down and carried it in. It's at least five feet in diameter, and very heavy. The young man (I've known him since he was born) also installed a hook and hung the fern in the sunroom. It will be happy there, and should be even more beautiful by spring.

The yard is just teeming with wildlife. Four squirrels, countless birds of at least a dozen varieties. All have come to fuel up with the critter feed I put out. Poor things, I can't help that they're cold, but they don't have to be hungry if they can find my yard. I have a bag of fresh cranberries that are not going to be used. I think I'll chop them and mix them with some old cereal and a bit of peanut butter and put the mix out there in a pan. Bet they'll like it!

Well, have a great day, friends. Brrrr! Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32086: BOO- That was a neat story! It actually made me a little misty eyed thinking of those little ones seeing those dolls!!
Hey to Dud Wash! Glad ya liked my invite. This could start a trend maybe, porchsters visiting Miss crumps blackboard and them visiting us!
HAHA to whoever posted the Red Skelton jokes! Classics everyone! But do I dare tell them to my wife?? ha
gOOD TO SEE gOOBER, tOM and all!

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32087: Ro- Thank God he had the smarts to create all them nice critters for us! We love all the birds of winter. Sometimes even get some cardinals down here!

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32088: Goober, did you make any ships in a bottle?? ha mdc

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32089: Hey Porch!

I absolutely LOVED the Red Skelton quotes! I was sitting here snickering all by myself!

Someone told me today to look on the bright side of things...the sun is out and I told her, "Yeah, now I can see all the dirt on my windows!" ;)

Ro, it sounds like you have some wonderful neighbors! I have a kind neighbor type of story too. My van had a very low tire on it, almost flat, so I took it to my mechanic. He had it for almost an hour and when he was done, he said, "Your all set. And when I say 'all set', I mean you don't owe me anything!" Wasn't that nice of them? They put air in all my tires and made sure the van was road-worthy before they sent me on my way!

Thanks for the poem Tom. Another beauty.

Pappabear, my dad enlisted in the navy right after Pearl Harbor, and he was only 15 years of age. He lied about his age to get in. I guess a lot of men from his generation did that. He was on a PT boat during WWII and the Korean War. (He also lied to my mother and told her he didn't reenlist. They got married and on their wedding night he told her the truth! Their marriage almost ended right then and there, but they stayed married for 35 years until my dad passed.)

Well, wordy me! Guess I better get up off this 'chere rocker and get back to work!

Have a wonderful Mayberry day all!

Mary Wiggins

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32090: Alright, since it's site is

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32091: Hey to Dud. Pull up a rocker and have a sit!


December 07, 2005 - Msg 32092: Hey to Dud! Good to see you over here.


December 07, 2005 - Msg 32093: AFD, sorry you're not been feeling to good. Hope yer head gets feeling better.


December 07, 2005 - Msg 32094: Hey to all you porhsters and Miss Crump Boarders!
It is a fine porch sittin' evenin'. Plenty of squeezins' and lap blankets for all. Just dont rock forward on Spot's tail! Guess i better get around to orderin' my season 4 !Rev, I will check out your site.
hey to afd and asa. Maybe we could get mayor pappabear to declare a "Welcome" to all the Miss Crumpers!
Ya all have a good night, prayers continue.

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32095: My wife and I had a big ole laugh with the Red Skelton list. Wish it was more comics like that today.

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32096: Howdy, all! AFD, about 12 or 14 years ago, I had a series of terrible headaches that just about did me in. Migraines, I guess. It felt like my head was in a vise. Anyway, since I can't take anything of a narcotic nature, I had a problem. I learned to take two extra strength Tylenol, then drink a coke or Pepsi, anything cola, and in about thirty minutes I'd take three Advil and drink another cola. Most of the time, it worked. It usually didn't go away completely, but at least I'd be functional for a few hours. It might not work for everyone, and don't try it if you're allergic to any of those things or to aspirin, but it worked for me.

Dud Wash, it's good to have you join us. You're welcome any ole time!

It's just ridiculously cold here. 20 degrees! The very idea! I turned my sprinkler system off. Was tempted to leave it on, because it would make some spectacular ice displays in the morning on all the trees and shrubs, but would also break a lot of things, and might not be too good for my lighted deer and things. Of course, they'll be off by then, but I'm still not sure they'd like it much. Would probably trip the GFCIs for sure.

Well, I'm thinking a cup of hot tea would go well right now. Wish I had made some shortbread today! Oh, well, there's always tomorrow.

Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32097: MDC, I been posting at Ms Crumps for several years now, (in response to your msg 32079). It's a nice place, very nice. I post under a different name there. Welcome to Me-They and Dud.
- Hazel

Meeee Theyyyy Meee Theyyy Meeee Theyyy

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32098: I give ya an A in breathin' Hazel! ; )

Thanks for the advice, Ro, and the get well wishes for my head, Asa. ; ) I'm not good with the drug either, so I usually take 1 Tylenol and I'm good in most cases. The cause of the last headache was some perfume I got a good whiff of - just about did me in. I think the others were caused from another condition - a rather delicate condition. Yep, folks, a little leg a lamb in on the way to AFD's house. I went in today for an ultrasound and found out I'm almost 8 weeks. Due date is 7/21. I told the gal that 7/21 was a good day, because it was Don Knotts' birthday, and I said maybe I'd name it Barney Fife. She laughed and I told her that I'm a big fan of TAGS. She says she was laughing not that I'd call it Barney, but from the fact that I would even know it was his birthday.

Well, night all!

December 07, 2005 - Msg 32099: Boy, whoever posted message 32973 must be spying on me.;) Alot of those quotes sound so true to me, but they are a good laugh just the same.

Well, my 5 year old daughter Kai has taken to calling me "Dad"(instead of Daddy) and her Mommy "Mom". I didn't think that happened until kids were in their early teens or something. ...oh, wait, in her teens she'll start calling us "my old man" and "my old lady". But just the same, Kai's growing up too fast.
She just had her school Christmas program(which they called a "holiday" program but I won't go into that again) and she did great! I thought she might be scared singing in front of all those parents but she did it good. She did tell me beforehand that she was "a little nervous" about it so I didn't know whether or not she was going to freeze up there. I love it that she feels she can tell me things that are bothering her and then we can talk about it and try to allay her fears a bit.

Hope everyone is doing well.
Where is Ed Sawyer anyway? Haven't heard from him in a long time.

-Sterling Holobyte

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32100: Morning folks!!! Just to let you don't *have* to register at Miss Crump's in order to post a message. All registering does is keep someone else from being able to use your "nickname" to post a message...makes the nick your very on and nobody else'tis.


December 08, 2005 - Msg 32101: good morning floyd, thanks for the info and all that you do. mdc, for you- A BIG WELCOME DAY ON THE PORCH FOR BOTH THE NEW PORCH POSTERS AND A BIG WELCOME TO OUR OLD FRIENDS WHO HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR ROCKERS AFTER A LONG ABSENCE. FROR ALL THE PORCH FAMILY- A THANK YOU AND WE APPRECIATE EACH OF YOU PORCH DAY DECREED BY YOUR HUMBLE MAYOR PAPPA BEAR sterling holobyte, they grow up fast, too fast these days. it shows how smart our kai is, she shortens her sentences to have more time to hug you and be around you. hazel- glad to see you here, we sure have missed you and kept you in our prayers . afd- we'll look forward to july 21 when benard p. fife will be borned. keep us posted. you could never have a better christmas gift, one that's around for life. be sure to check out rev's web site. in msg 32090. breakfast eggs, american fries, sausage, ham, bacon, sausage gravy, biscuts, pancakes and donuts. orange juice, coffee, soft drink, served till noon. in honor of afd's future porchster a quote from thelma lous skeet shooting cousin;;; after andy returned from coffee shop [[ barney; what did you and thelma lou's cousin do after we left the coffee shop? andy; oh we had coffee and got married. barney; oh that's nice. after it soaked in barney; your as funny as a radio d.j. pappa bear from the cold snowy end of the porch.

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32102: Brrrr! It's 18 degrees here in Texas. That's just about unheard of. Birdbaths are frozen solid, but the fountain is still running, so the critters can get a drink. I just broke up a whole loaf of slightly stale bread and scattered it out there, and it's almost gone. There must be a hundred birds, and four or five squirrels, all just chowing down. Guess I need to mix up some more cranberries and cereal and peanut butter, too, as that's all gone. Poor little things, this weather is hard on them.

Well, gotta run. Am thinking about making some cookies this morning. My dentist called and postponed my appointment, said he didn't want to have his staff slide off in a ditch somewhere, so he told them to stay home. Didn't hurt my feelings at all, I didn't want to go anyway.

Have a lovely day, everyone. Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32103: Thanks for the breakfast pappa, sounds gooood! I think I'll have seconds - eatin' for two ya know. ; ) The episode with Thel's skeet shootin' cousin is one of my fav's. I think Karen and Andy made a nice couple.

You sound like such a wise "dad", Sterling, and Kai sounds like she's gonna follow in your footsteps. It's truly neat to see the bond you two have.

It's still around 13° here, with a very light snowfall. My folks live in Kansas - got almost 8 inches and it's 0° at their house right now. Brrr!


December 08, 2005 - Msg 32104: AFD,congratulations on your good news! I hope you feel as well as I always did when I was "expecting" - just made my neighbor so mad, because she was sick and miserable and I felt great! God was good!

Still very cold here, birds have gone through another huge batch of fruit/cereal/nut/peanut butter mix, and a whole bunch of seed and corn. Hungry little things!

Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32105: Congrats AFD. That is awesome news. Gods blessings upon you that all goes well.


December 08, 2005 - Msg 32106: Thanks Ro and Asa. I've been feeling pretty good, a little tired, and my tummy lets me know when it's time to put something in it, but other than that it's going well. With my last one, I only had a little nausea for about a month or so and that was it. So glad because I've seen MUCH worse.

We had a whole yard full of birds yesterday eating seeds and things. Male and female cardinals, some sparrows, and two or three other varieties I'm not familiar with. They haven't been here today - either they don't care for the sprinkling of snow or they're headed to your house, Ro. ; )

It's still cold but it's so nice and pretty with the sun shining brightly off of the little bit of snow we have.

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32107: Sounds like a REAL big freeze is on! ha More later MDC

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32108: Congrats AFD - babies are the most wonderful things, aren't they?

Cold, snowy and more snowy here - about 4 inches - it is snowing about 2 inches per hour according to the news. . .


December 08, 2005 - Msg 32109:
CONGRATULATIONS AFD! That is way cool!
Ya got me more nervous that Quiet Sam and Barn all rolled into one! ha.
"Cold" here in Phoenix today too...64. Last night was 29 again!
When I was a teenager, I would go up on our roof and hollar thru the kitchen stove vent with some HoHoHo's and my little sisters thought for sure it was Santa Claus! Good memories!
Hope you all are having a good day.
Gomer: (to Barney) What's maximun security?
Barney: That's Keys in the drawer!

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32110: Hey gang...gosh..just been so busy with Christmas stuff...promise I will be on the porch more tomorrow...miss yall!..put up 400 more lights on the house...wish yall could see 3 crosses look great..Ro. plum will always have a doggie bag waiting...hey dud,asa,mdc,gomer,hm,afd,ky,smh,slim,sam,Rev,hazel,me-they,tom,...and all ...COLD here in ga..may ice some tonight...miss sherry says hey....tomorrow its waffle house on gomer...hee hee.....well gona get busy here at the dog house ....God Bless all and Merry Christmas...SPOT

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32111: test

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32112: "AFD" CONGRATULATIONS....I think I read the post right .....BABY!....very neat....once again congrats....SPOT

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32113: Congratulations, AFD! Do you know yet if it's going to be a Barney? Maybe it's going to be a Bernadine (or whatever the female version name is for Barney). Floyd, I liked your comment about the names at Ms Crumps. My own nic, and nobody else 'tis? tee hee
- Hazel

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32114: You all have a warm, cozy, God blessed night! And by the way...don't forget to thank God that we have a warm, cozy place to sleep.

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32115: Rev i do every night....for a fire going and wraping him [it it a boy] opie...named my son otis....wanted to name my daughter andy-da-line...did not fly...well its ritz and cheese and peanut butter for the snack....Barney would be good AFD, hee I said not as cold as the rest of the porch but freezing rain here in Ga...yall take care...hey test 3211 post...signed" SPOT the "gona stoke the fire" dog of your porch...ruff ruff

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32116: Right, Rev. Believe it or not its cold here in South Texas (about 30 degrees). What's going on? Snow last year on Christmas and now this. I LOVE it! I have been outside running around in it all day. It feels so Christmasy.

I have been beyond busy, I'll tell you and still so much to do. Hubby is going hunting tomorrow, Dad is leaving for a trip to Colorado Saturday and I have to get him ready, and Mom is having surgery on her hand on Wed. morning, and that's besides all the other things that need doing this time of year! You know what? I am just so very thankful that I am healthy enough and able to do what needs to be done that I won't complain.

AFD! How exciting about the new baby. Forgive me, but how many children do you currently have? Please keep us informed on how the pregnancy is going.

Hazel, I think the feminine form of Barney might be, "Barnadine", or maybe "Barnetta". Heehee

Well, think I'll turn in. Big day tomorrow. Stay warm and safe.


December 08, 2005 - Msg 32117: Boo sure hope Mons surgery goes well...[prayer]...Barnetta...yea Boo thats it...still like Opie....Gomer get to the waffle house early! to foot that bill..once again AFD tell us all!....a new porch member on the way...what a great Christmas gift to find out...well back to sanford and son ....SPOT

December 08, 2005 - Msg 32118: Thanks for all the congrats everyone. We have a just turned 5 year old daughter Evie who is excited to become a big sister in about 7 months. We'll be able to tell if it's a Barney or a Thelma Lou (or Bernadette or Bernice or Barnetta ; ) ) in about 6 or 7 weeks. I want to know but hubby does not, so we'll see about that...

I'll bet your house is a sight to see, spot. Hope you don't get too much of that freezing rain. Hey back to Miss Sherry.

Looking forward to that breakfast in the morning. Gonna need it to warm up since the low is to be in the single digits - forecast is for 2°. Glad the weatherman is saying 40's for next week - I don't know how long I'd last in this really cold stuff.

Night all - sleep tight! Prayers for all.

December 09, 2005 - Msg 32119: Good Friday morning porchters. Cold here, dang cold. Next person the mentions anything to me about global warming is gonna get kicked in the shin and poked in the eye!:)

Hope your Mom's sugery goes well too Boo. Too Boo? That has a nice ring to it.

AFD, Oh Holy Night is my favorite Christrmas Hymn too. One of my memories growing up was going to church alot because my Mom was the choir director, and at Christmas time would meet often to practice for a Christmas program. Anyway there was this feller in our church (in fact he reminded me a lot of Rafe Hollister, an old farmer) and he was going to sing Oh Holy Night as a solo. I still remember listning to him rehearse that song over and over and over. He had a wonderful voice.

Guess I'll go get some of that warm breakfast at Spots.


December 09, 2005 - Msg 32120: Congrats, AFD. Glad your headaches are better. Just so ya'll know, Ro is a great writer. Although you probably already knew that from her posts. She also has a story we're publishing called “Squirrels in My Backyard” complete with photos. Hey Pappa Bear, are you cold enough today? Our aquarium on our enclosed front porch had ice in it today. The goldfish looked like they were playing freeze tag. All you southerners be glad you are where it is warm. The temp. here this morning about 2°. Never had such scenes on TAGS. Only a few times did they don the jackets. Is there only the one Christmas episode?
Charlotte Tucker

December 09, 2005 - Msg 32121: Hi Charlotte, yes, they only did the one! Not sure the reason why. Maybe our man FLOYD can shed some light on it!
I think PAPPABEAR is hibernating! i saw it was 3 below in Lincoln, IL,burr!
Sterling, you have one great daughter there, and i can tell, she has one proud daddy too!
Last night i did a little shopping at the mall and saw a quite poignant moment... A mother took her son, who was wheelchair bound, up to Santa's Chair. Santa got up out of his big throne chair
and he knelt down next to the wheelchair and listened very intently. (I would guess that the boy was about 8 or 9.) Santa had his ear right next to the boy so he could hear every word! Then he gave the boy a big hug, turned around while hugging the boy for the photo shot, then gave the mom a big hug too! I immediately thought, that's just what Jesus did for all of US! He got down from his throne, listened to us intently, and then "hugged" us with his death and resurrection!
It was quite a touching scene, but i wondered if anyone else there saw what I saw! I sure hope and pray that they did! Sometimes we get like Opie and get hung up on all the shiney bells and balls, and miss the reality of it all! Merry Christmas to you and yours! I love you guys.

December 09, 2005 - Msg 32122: Thanks, MDC, for sharing that precious moment with us. That's one of those scenes where you wish for a camera, but it's good that you don't have it, because a picture wouldn't capture it, and besides, you have a picture in your heart that will never fade. Lovely, just lovely. Thank you.

I have a suggestion for something fun we can do, kinda like a quote-a-thon. Let's quote some famous Christmas lines, song ti-tles, whatever, only make them politically correct. I'll start off: Merry winter holiday, Bedford Falls! Happy joyful occasion, you old Savings and Loan! Did you hear that bell? Looks like another mythical celestial being just got his wings!
There - get the idea? This could be fun!

Sugarplum says "lady of the evening, lady of the evening, lady of the evening!" (I stole that from The Cable Guy.) --Romeena

December 09, 2005 - Msg 32123: Just on the off chance you didn't know what I was quoting, that was Jimmy Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life", after he comes to his senses. --Romeena

December 09, 2005 - Msg 32124: Wings sounds a tad to harsh Ro. How about "got his aviational lift apparatus."


December 09, 2005 - Msg 32125: Hey Ro,Rev,plum,MDC,AFD,asa,haxel,ky,...busy here at work...rain has stopped,cold..going down to 21 in the morning...well tonight its fried pork chops,white rice with gravy,green beans,fried squash,little green onions,tea,h20..ready in 30 min....SPOT

December 09, 2005 - Msg 32126: spot=- i sure woke up for you cooking, thanks for supper. charlotte tucker- great to see you, i thought you might have run away to a warmer spot. just like the old days ugh? just think winter starts on the 21st, aren't you glad it's not winter yet? asa- i think your onto something about global warming; maybe an ice age. mdc- if it gets much colder i might hybernate. boo- prayer for your mom, keep us posted. romeena- how's the plum doing? hello to homemaker, hazel. goober- you been deiced yet? spot- can you put an extra tree or two on the fire tonight? did you ever nootice barney was quite a song writter always about himself. ha. good night porchsters, i'll leave the light on for you. pappa bear