July 06, 2009 - Msg 73778:
Romeena- Amen! Your Dale was a wise man. I would much rather follow a man that behaved like a Christian than one that acts like a Christian.


July 06, 2009 - Msg 73779: Well said!!


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73780:
Hello porch family.....still keeping the road hot. Was in Princeton, NJ last night and now I'm in Maine. Compared to the temps that I've been in, it's chilly here. Suppose to get in the low 60s tomorrow.
Alot of concerts over the next 3 weeks so please keep me in your prayers. I sure do appreciate it.
Sending my love and prayers to you all.

PS....Spot...I hope that UPS truck has a fast engine to keep up with all the places I'll be at over the next few weeks.

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73781:
That temp was suppose to be in the low 50s.

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73782: Well, I was just thinking about how I missed REV and there he is! Prayers for you, REV.

For those of you who prayed for drug rehab tonight, thank you. It was a special time and I had the chance to have a long talk with one of the girls who is hurting and reaching out to God. We had a very sweet prayer time together.

Erin said something funny tonight that I wanted to share. The Wizard of Oz was on TV and when the Tin Man came on screen, she said, "It's the Can Man!"...I said, "Uh...I think you mean Tin Man"..hehe. She was so cute tonight. I think I have mentioned before that Erin loves to sing and write her own little songs, but she does not have a pleasant voice (and I am being nice here). She is often off-key and when she sings her little heart out, other kids and Sean tend to laugh at her, which is what happened tonight while her cousin was visiting. She was proudly singing one of her Jesus songs that she wrote, and cousin and Sean burst out laughing. She ran into my bedroom, shut the door and began to cry. Well, I went in to talk to her and pulled her up on the bed with me to snuggle. I explained that I thought her song was so beautiful and that some people only hear your voice when you sing, but me and Jesus hear your heart, and wow, that was beautiful. She buried her little face in my neck and said, "I want to be just like you when I grow up, Mom. You are a good parent". I just thought that was the sweetest thing. I feel like such a failure so much of the time that it was nice to hear.

Well, I should be in bed but i coudn't sleep. I will leave you with the quote for the evening: "I would rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal labotomy"....hehe.


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73783: Prayers Rev..you do good work...breakfast menu: 3 eggs your way,country ham,bacon(bending in the middle for Romeena),grits,bisquits and gravy,hashbrowns with cheese,fried apple rings,coffee,oj,milk...ready at 7:30..possum you and asa dont be late cause its gona go fast....SPOT

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73784: Good morning everyone. Beautiful weather and good conversation.

MDC: Seems I overgeneralised, but I stand by my initial observation. The diary entry of which you spoke was written when Washington was a very young man. It is true that Washington was in the vestry; it also seems to be true that he was involved in his church in the manner his station in life prescribed. One suggestion: don't read so much David Barton! As historians go, he's a great plumber.

ROMEENA and AUH2O: Again, I'm not saying Washington wasn't a Christian, and I care only in the sense that I hope (for his sake) he was. However, what is it exactly that he did while President that displays fruit of the Spirit, so to speak? He lived a respectable life, that's for sure. He also was a good leader. But that makes him a good man and a good president, not necessarily a Christian.

Washington has always been a fascinating character to me, and someone whose character I admire a great deal. Nevertheless, more than two dozen biographies, a score of histories of the revolution, Christian commentaries, examination of primary sources, several related college courses, and many documentaries later, I still don't feel I knew where he stood.

I made my initial comments yesterday because I hear so many people not only doubting Obama's ability and politics (I'm one, too!) but also his faith and character. I was trying to shed some light on that fact that even a demi-god (in Parson Weems words) like Washington, if you judge him in the same harsh light, comes up wanting. Washington was a Freemason (and even wore his sacred gear to the cornerstone laying of the Capital), an unrepentent slave owner all his life, and did not express his faith publicly or mingle his faith with his duty. None of these things condemn him, but it's similar things that some Christians are using to determine that Obama is not only a bad executive with bad ideas, but also that he's a bad person. I just don't think that Obama's stand on health care, the economy, or any of his other policies mark him as evil. Wrong, maybe, but not evil. Remember King David, man of God? He murdered his general to sleep with his wife. Not that was evil.

AUH2O: I agree with your quip above. However, I'd rather be led by a person of faith whose led by God, realizing that he or she will sometimes make mistakes, then one led by human passions who doesn't give a whit about God's plan. It's all very black and white: there's the sacred and the profane. If you're not serving the Lord, you're serving the world. There is no in between. And no lasting good comes of that, period. We may be physically free, have a fat bank account (not lately!), and be able to drive a car, have dates, and everything, but no eternal good is served by following man-made philosophies, economic theories, or political ideologies. There are no capitalists, socialists, Democrats, or Republicans in Glory.

That's cute, BOO! Hey to REV! Welcome back.


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73785: MDC: This from Thomas Jefferson's journal, written in 1800: "...when the clergy addressed Genl. Washington on his departure from the govmt, it was observed in their consultation that he had never on any occasion said a word to the public which showed a belief in the Xn [Christian] religion and they thot [thought] they should so pen their address as to force him at length to declare publicly whether he was a Christian or not. They did so. However he observed the old fox was too cunning for them. He answered every article of their address particularly except that, which he passed over without notice. Rush observes he never did say a word on the subject in any of his public papers except in his valedictory letter to the Governors of the states when he resigned his commission in the army, wherein he speaks of the benign influence of the Christian religion. I know that Gouverneur Morris, who pretended to be in his secrets & believed himself to be so, has often told me that Genl. Washington believed no more of that system than he himself did." So even a man who knew Washington intimately for 25 years and served as his vice president, and contemporary religious leaders, had no idea where the man stood. No disrespect to Dr. Kennedy, but I doubt the thoroughness of his research.

As far as Washington's role in the restry: "Office-holding qualifications at all levels, including the House of Burgesses to which Washington was elected in 1758, required affiliation with the current state religion [Anglican, then Episcopal], and an undertaking that one would not express dissent nor do anything that did not conform to church doctrine." Choice or obligation?

Then there's the commentary by the rector of Washington's Philadelphia parish that claims Washington was a Deist. So his own pastor thought he wasn't a Christian.


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73786: Mornin' y'all! Spot, I hope there's still plenty of food left for breakfast-sorry I'm late. I was over at Asa's blowing the horn on the possum mobile,but he never came to the door.I think he's off somewhere "running with" Myra Koontz! Anyway,I'm here so load up a plate-I'm hungry!

Boo,that's a sweet story about Erin. How is Jubi doing?

MDC,are you channeling Johnny Cash? Or just going to Jackson? Ha!

Hey to Rev! Did you hear about the SC serial killer up in Gaffney? He has been caught (shot & killed). Thank God no more innocent people will be hurt by that man.

Thinking about Lucy and praying that she is okay.Maybe she'll check in with us soon.

Y'all take care -love to all!
possum under a rock

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73787:
M-T My brother from another mother..."There are no capitalists, socialists, Democrats, or Republicans in Glory." I have no idea how you couldn't even imply that I thought otherwise. You seem to put a spin on my posts that that I never see or contemplate. Example, it wasn't I that compared the (I think it may have been you) Honduran governmental apparatus to ours yet you warned not to confuse the two. If I was to vote for a Deacon/Minister I think the criteria above fits however when choosing a President I want a person to hold office for the intended purpose of that office. Now, if the person best person is a devote Christian FANTASTIC! But, if the better person is not than so be it. BO isn't even our best President this century so comparing him to Washington is a bit of a stretch, in my humble opinion.


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73788: Possum I dont know where that Asa is...bet he shows up for lunch when he smells the roast beef sandwiches with gravy....hey MDC,auh2o,M-T...cant wait till tomorrow..lake people for 5 days...so yall hold down the fort..Maude we need some slaw for lunch....SPOT

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73789: POSSUM: I've been thinking of LUCY lately, too. I wish she would stop by for a chat.

SPOT: Mmmmmm! Roast beef!

AUH2O: I'm sorry for that. I don't mean to stick words in your mouth. Sometimes, I take a comment and run with it, ending up pretty far from where it began. It's one of my many faults, I suppose. I can get preachy, verbose, and wandering all in the same post.

One thing I really, really admire about you is your ability to succintly get your point across, usually with a bit of wit thrown in for good measure. What you can adequately get across with one or two sentences it takes me half a page, and then I usually have to end up explaining it again. I admire brevity and succinctness. I wish I possessed those qualities. Instead, I'm verbose aqnd frequently obtuse.

At least I'm not sensistive ;-).


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73790: Very interesting reading, M-T. I am loving it. Sounds like maybe something happened in his thinking between his early years and his time as president. While reading, i was thinking of Abraham Lincoln, who certainly was not perfect, but made a public claim to receiving Christ as savior during the civil war, didn't he (observing Gettysburg after the battle or something)? Seems I saw that on the History Channel recently.

Hey Possum! Jubi is about to undergo her last round of chemo and then will be rechecked with a scan a bit later, etc. to see if anything further is needed. It has been right at a year since her diagnosis so it has been a long process. I saw her on Sunday and she is very thin and pale, but just keeps right on. She is one tough kid.

Thanks for all the good grub, SPOT!


"...I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.."~The Immortal Cash

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73791: BOO: I'm not sure. I've read on Lincoln, but I don't know of the incident your talking about. Nevertheless, Lincoln did regard himself a Christian.


"I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won't."--The Immortal Twain

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73792: Forgot to mention that MIL brought Gizzy and her new kitty over to me yesterday to watch for her while she spent the night with a sick freind. I am not used to animals in the house and it has been a challeng! At least the cats are getting along well...they hate the dog, though....lots of hissing, spitting and back-raising going on. I just noticed Gizzy curled up on one of my good pillows, shedding all over it!...better go.


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73793: Ha, great Twain quote. Now that guy was really something.


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73794: "Challeg..."?...I guess that is something like "Reveng.."


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73795: Hehehehe. I love that scene.

Then here's another of my favorite Twain quotes: "If this nation has ever trusted in God, that time has gone by; for nearly half a century almost its entire trust has been in the Republican party and the dollar--mainly the dollar. I recognize that I am only making an assertion and furnishing no proof; I am sorry, but this is a habit of mine; sorry also that I am not alone in it; everybody seems to have this disease." (1896)


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73796:
Me-They--How dare you tell me who to read and who not to read!! How "socialistic" of you! And to dis
the late Dr. Kennedy and david barton on top of it all, two of the finest men to ever speak the truth. Sorry pal,
I think our conversation is over. I'll believe Washington's own words over a third party's "diest" stuff any day! Why in the world
does it matter what time in his life he wrote about his
belief in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior anyways?
I said it when I was 7. Does that mean that I don't believe it today?
I guess we agree to diagree on this one brother.
Have a good day!

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73797:
Boo- glad things went well last night.
Thank you Lord.
Possum- you are too funny.
REV- good to have you back, keep spreading the Word.
"acapella, acapella..."

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73798: I apologize I offended you, MDC. I would hope you know by now that I would not do so deliberately. I would not "dis" Dr. Kennedy, who I admire as a wonderful Christian teacher. But I also do not believe that everything he ever spoke was 100% gospel, so to speak. He was a fallible man, as are we all.

Regarding David Barton, I have read probably everything history-related that he has ever written, so I'm not talking off the top of my head. He may be a wonderful Christian man, but in my humble opinion as a historian his methodology is problematic and his research cherry-picked. My admonition not to read him was just a joke; I'm sorry if it came off wrong. I would never seriously tell someone what and what not to read.

My comment about Washington's age was only to point out that many years had passed since this statement. Many people profess things in their youth about which their beliefs change over time.

Again, I'm sorry. My fault entirely. I really don't know what to say. I'm beside myself right now.


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73799: "Bible knowledge is a fine thing Opie, but don't flaunt it". (Andy to Opie) That could be said about most things MT. Your constant need to be right on the most trivial of matters, and your condesending statements at times (refering to auh2o's comments as a quip for example) makes you come off, to me at least, a bit arrogant. Not saying this to be mean spirited but as a friend to a friend. I hope you take it that way.

Possum, I wondered who that was blowing the cotton pickin horn out there. Nope, not running with Myra Koontz. Just been a busy weekend for me.

Y'all be careful out on Tuckers Grade. I hear tell Barney's set up a check point chickee and is looking for speeders. You give em 30 they'll take 35. You give em 35 they'll take 40. You give em 40... you get the point. :)


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73800: Point taken to heart, ASA. I'm sorry.


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73801:
Me-They--I also apologize! I shot off that post, then
left the porch, then just came back on and re-read my post, and it certainly was not very "porch-like" . So, don't be beside yourself, save that out-of-body experience for judgement day! (:
But ASA has a point. I more or less had you "dead to rights" on Washington's confessing Jesus as Lord, but you wouldn't concede, instead, you made it seem that just because time passed,
he didnt believe it later because he didnt state it. I have never said it straight out here at work, but hopefully my colleages have "seen" it.
(As I often read my Bible at lunch etc.)
OK, I hope all is cool, and there is nothing
wrong with agreeing to disagree. (Unless you are
Al Frankin, but that a WHOLE 'nother moulage!)

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73802:
Oops, that was me MDC

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73803:
And now i see your post 73800. thanks.

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73804:
M-T--I will make one more observation. Over the years,i have come to the conclusion that when one must preface a topic with the words "no disrespect intended.." as in "No disrespect to Dr. Kennedy, but I doubt the thoroughness of his research",
one usually IS disrespecting that person, or
at least his thoughts on the topic at hand.
It's a "tell," if you've ever seen seinfeld.
But again, I accept your apology, and I continue to pray
that Mrs. MT will have a good labor and delivery,
and that you two will be blessed with a healthy
and happy child!

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73805: and WE DEFY THE MAFIA!

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73806: exactillioso!

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73807: My beloved brothers, I love each one of you but when I just sat down to read the posts of today I was heartsick. I understand that emotions like anger can run high when history, religion and politics are discussed, but I feel like what was said (although it may not have been meant in a mean-spirited way), probably wounded Me-They. He is a good soul (as are all of you) and has a kind and humble heart. I know this to be true and I think maybe he was misunderstood. I have so much faith in each of you, as God's own children and know none of you would hurt anyone intentionally, but I fear someone may have been hurt.


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73808: Boy Boo. My post to Me They was not meant to hurt him, and if it did, I am sorry. I debated for a bit after typing it out whether I should post it or not. But in the end I felt I needed to vent on this area that has been gnawing at me for a while. I believe if something is bothering a person, they should speak out and try to clear the air. I feel I know Me They well enough to approach him honestly with my feelings and deal with it up front. I think he is thick skinned enough to take my comments and maybe say "you may have a point" or to say "stick it buddy, you ain't got any room to talk". And either way it's good for me. I am probably just as guilty on what I accused him of as anyone. But I never questioned the goodness of his soul or the kindness of his heart. From reading his posts I know he's a loyal and loving Father and Husband, and that alone makes him worth his weight in gold in my book. But I guess sometimes in our quest to be right, and make sure the world knows it, we tend to beat things that really are meaningless right into the ground. As I said, I'm just as guilty. I just felt his responses to MDC and Auh2o were somewhat disrespectful on a couple of points that were pointed out. Anyway, if I upset you, Me They, or anyone else reading, I am sorry. That was not the intent. The good things about being friends is sharing things that will hopefully build up and not tear down relationships.


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73809: Hey gona say hey ...gona hit the lake in the morning...(well about noon)..will holler before we depart...SPOT

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73810:
Hey Folks

Boo-You are so nice. But, don't worry I know M-T, MDC, and Asa will be fine. Just some friends jawing. All of them are from strong stock and are good friends. That's the part that is still strange for me, having internet friends. Or, are we just friends? I think we are. I have a hard time wrapping my head around that, internet friendship but there it is. I know I have hurt some feelings on the Porch and that bothers me. I have left a few times after I thought I offended folks. However, and this is the truth, I can't remember a time when I was hurt by what someone posted. I do think this "new" type of friendship we have all developed does need some fine tuning, with regard to communicating. Like I said I know I have dropped the ball "communicating" here.

Hazel-We have the fours season's here also but ya know, we've never seen 100 degrees here. We start whining at about 85.

Asa-MDC-Me-They what do you guys make of Palin stepping down?

Spot-Hope ya'll have a good time at the lake.

Floyd-Thanks for giving us a place to rock a spell.

possum-It would be nice if Lucy stops by.

Rev-You're getting close to my neck of the woods now. Take care buddy.

Peace friends!

July 07, 2009 - Msg 73811: Yes, Auh2o, this internet friendship thing makes it harder to read people's emotions for sure and I think sometimes we have to try hard to read between the lines. We can't see faces, or hear the tone of someone's voice and that leads to misunderstandings. Asa, you said that Me-They is thick-skinned but I really don't think he is. I think he is morally very strong, but not thick-skinned. Not saying he is "sensitive" but that he probably feels things deeply and just keeps it to himself. Guys, realize that this is coming from a woman and sometimes we women have an intuition about such things. I am not trying to make you feel bad, just expressing my own concerns (as you said, Asa).


July 07, 2009 - Msg 73812: By the way, take note of Msg. 73798; Me-They's last sentence reads, "...I don't know what to say. I am beside myself right now". That is someone who is feeling pretty bad. The last thing I want to do is embarrass Me-They in any way, but honestly, I am concerned for him and wouldn't really be surprised if we didn't hear from him for awhile. I certainly love to be wrong about that, though.


July 08, 2009 - Msg 73813:
Hello Porch family.....had a relaxing day today for a change. Just kicked back in the motorhome and chilled out.

Possum....yea I heard all about the SC serial killer. It's hard to believe when it's in your neck of the woods.

Boo....that was such a precious story about Erin.

Spot...hope you had a great day on the lake.

auh2o.....hey man why did you let it get so chilly while I'm up here?

Think I'll go crawl in the back of the motorhome and get in bed and watch some TAGS before going to sleep.
Remember......you folks are so special and each one of us has a call to share God's love through our lives. Know that I pray for ALL of our porch family. Love you folks!

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73814:
Morning Folks

Boo-You are a good person.

Rev-I had 'em keep it a little cooler because I was hoping you'd drop off one of those New England lobsters for me.

Me-They At the risk of have this ball completely unwind I wanted to ask you something about Washington. I have read a few books about His Excellency and I always took him to be a quite, maybe prideful, man. Also, I thought he attended church regularly (which I know isn't a "proof").

Rats! Something just came up and I have to split. M-T when I get back I want to see a response. Don't make me come looking for you.


July 08, 2009 - Msg 73815: Good morning everyone. It's a beautiful day here. Still no baby yet, but we are waiting anxiously.

I am filled with regret and embarassment. Regret that I guess I've been coming across as a jack*ss, and embarassment that I came across as a jack*ss. I'll get over it. I am sorry.

AUH2O: Washington worked very hard to cultivate his image and gave much weigh to how he was perceived, even in his youth. He didn't like to look bad and rarely did. I've always read that he attended church regularly, though, by a number of contemporary accounts, for some unknown reason never took communion, leaving the service before the sacrament.

SPOT: Have a nice time.

BOO: Thank you. Your kindness does not embarass me and is so appreciated.

Have a great day.


July 08, 2009 - Msg 73816: Morning porch, just stopping in for a trouble check. I have been kinda scarce lately but hopefully will be able to be around a little more.

I have had a lot going on, I have had some medical issues which are hopefully going to be okay. My husbands heart is out of rythym again so we are also dealing with that, the cardiologist has put him on meds at this point with plans to do another cardioversion on him. He has been undergoing some sleep studies and has been diagnosed with sleep apena which they say can be connected to the heart issues. The cardiologist says he has no blockages and thinks this has something to do with the electrical workings of his heart and his blood pressure. Please pray things will be okay for him.

Summer is rolling by fast. Patrick goes for his college orientation on Friday and Beth starts 10th grade in about a month. WOW!

Lunch menu will be: grilled ham and cheese, chips, pickles, SLAW. little debbie cakes for dessert. tea, raspberry lemonade to drink.

Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73817: Good morning, friends. I've been quiet through the last day or two, trying not to say anything that would make matters worse. I have an unfortunate "talent" for doing that. I'm so impressed by the way you boys talked yourselves through this. If this wasn't a cyber porch, I just know you'd be sitting around a campfire somewhere, punching each other on the arm and hollering "flinch!" Just the ups and downs of good friendship, and I really admire you.

Big Maude, it's good to see you. We'll be praying for your health issues, and those of your dear husband. Sounds like he might need a pacemaker before long. If so, don't let that upset you. Been there, done that, it was a peace of cake, and never gives me any trouble at all. The only way I know I have it is I don't experience the "slowdowns" - bradycardia - that I was dealing with, and that's a very good thing.

Friends, please pray for my dear DIL, the one who had the melanoma removed from her leg a while back. A new lesion appeared about an inch away from the old site. The doctor said she doesn't think it's cancer, and not related, but she removed it. However, she also removed from other locations, three more spots that she called "pre-cancerous" after a quick inspection in her office, and sent them for analysis. If they turn out to be melanomas, that will be a very bad sign. DIL is scared, my son is scared, Eloise is scared, we're all on our knees.

Boo, blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

I'm off to run some errands, friends. Be blessed. --Romeena

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73818:
M-T- I hope you accepted my apology, and that all is OK.
Auh20--Do you really think I'm going to touch
that topic?? ha
RO- Love the "flinch" analogy, as long as they don't give me a pink belly, we're ok! (:
OK, I'll go crawl under the porch with the spiders for a while.
Ya all are the cats.
Today is Mrs MT's due date. Prayers going up.
Love ya,

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73819: Morning all. I only have a few minutes. Busy day, but I wanted to check in and make sure all was ok in Mayberry. Glad I didn't run you off Me They, and I hope all is ok with us. My intent, as I stated earlier was to approach a friend and "clear the air". Please forgive me if I did so and caused you harm. Same to you Boo. It's obvious you thing very highly of Me They and you have come to his defense as a good friend would and should. I know I can be a bit direct at times. (I have been told I'm Mr. cold shower) but I think it's healthy to at times air things out that are bothering us and hopefully resolve them. That's hard to do if things are bottled up and not dealt with. Anyway, once again my apologies.

Maudie, sorry to read about Mr. Maudie's health issues. I've had some history my self with irreuglar rythmns. Good he's getting it checked out and it sounds like it's nothing major if no blockage exists. You two will be in my prayers.

Same thing for your DIL Ro. I hope she comes back clean. How old is she? I worry about that skin cancer. I have just lived in the sun since I was a kid and always have a deep tan in the summer. I have gotten better as I have gotten older about limiting my sun exposure, but in my work, it's hard to do. And I have a hard time lathering up on the sun block. I pray she will be ok.

Well with that said, it's off to spend a day in the bucket truck. Replacing a bunch of light ballasts on pole lights the next few days.


July 08, 2009 - Msg 73820: On a lighter note...we are Lake bound till Sunday....yall be cool and eat well...prayers...SPOT

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73821:
Hello porch family. Just a quick check in.

auh2o.....I'll be sure to get you some Maine lobster....or should I say "lobsta".

M-T.....we're all on "baby watch". Praying for this special God given time.

Maude....prayers for you and hubby.

Ro....prayers for your DIL. I know she is very concerned. IN THE NAME OF JESUS we pray!

Gotta go for now. I'll check back tonight. Prayers for all the porch family. Jesus loves you!

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73822:
Spot....have fun brother

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73823:
Spot- have a good time at the lake. Don't run
into any red crested lake loons! ha
Rev- thanks for all your prayers
Possum-Been 112 here the last 3 days. 116 predicted for Sat and Sunday. Maybe i should be
singing "ring of fire"! ha Ya got any room under
that cool rock of yourn?
RO- prayers for your DIL.
Maude- prayers for your husband.
Prayers for all our troops.
God bless ya all,

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73824: Hey y'all- "Ring of fire",MDC?! You are too much! I thought our summers were hot!

Spot- have fun at the lake! Hope y'all don't get the afternoon storms like we've been having lately.I know our weather kind of runs in sync with that of your area. Stay safe and hurry back-I'll miss ya YOUT!!

Prayers for Maude & hubby. And for your DIL,Ro.

Thanks for the update on Jubi,Boo. I always remember her in my prayers.She sounds like a strong girl.

Me-They,awaiting the big announcement! Prayers for a healthy delivery.

" I have never been hurt by what I have not said."~ CALVIN COOLIDGE

Love to all!
possum under a rock

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73825: Possum, I love that quote....I should have it tatooed on my forehead or something. I often have regrets over things I have said that I wish I could take back.

Prayers for your family, Romeena. I am praying for each one of you and your DIL. I know it must be very difficult to await results.

You folks are so kind. I am so happy to see everyone back on the porch today. (((BIG HUG)))

Oh, and apology accepted, "Mr. Cold Shower"!..hehe


July 08, 2009 - Msg 73826: Prayers for you situation, also Maude.


July 08, 2009 - Msg 73827:
Me-They You gotta be kidding me. I have never thought of you as a jack*ss. A Carter apologist maybe, Jack*ss, no. Believe me, I'd of told ya. Oh yeah, you count on that. I'd of love to tell ya. Do you think Washington's reluctance may have something to do with the idea of the sacrament of communion and not his faith as a whole? I know I have been in churches and did not participate in some functions.

Romeena-I was wondering where you were.

Asa-You're such a Good Joe.

Rev-You're right about the losbsta. I can't figure out why they pronounce the "a" as an "r" then at other times pronounce the "r" as an "a." For example, when one of the Kennedy clan says Cuba, to me it sounds like they're saying Cuber.

possum-I'll second those prayers for Maude & hubby, Mrs M-T, and Ro's DIL

MDC-116 degrees! Wow or should I say, "Weee doggies, Mr. Drysdale!" that's hot.


July 08, 2009 - Msg 73828:
That's right auh20. Just drop the au and give me the h20 Ha Just watch it tho, I may just get you one of those double-barrelled slingshots! ha
The heat makes me a little goofy.
Hmmm, no Me-they around, maybe the Mrs went into labor!?
Possum- Calvin Coolidge said that? ha
"Can't we all just get along?"- Rodney King
since we're quoting people! ha
Maybe we all need to run thru the sprinkler,
chug a tall glass of lemonade, and take a big
bite of watermelon, just before we eat that
homemade double fudge ice cream. Ah, that feels better!
As spot runs to the lake, I'll treat all to
Cracker Barrel for dindin, since Big maude served lunch.

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73829: Hi, friends. Just got back from a friend's house - seven of us gathered over there for lunch, to plan our trip to Branson. We'll be ten in all (some couldn't come today) and we are going to have a great time. We're staying in a time-share condo, and will see at least three of the shows in Branson. Will be there July 27-30, and will see "Noah", among others. We also have "backstage" tickets for the "Noah" show, so will get to go backstage afterward and see how all the special effects are produced. I hear it's just spectacular. We're all good friends, most of us have known each other at least thirty years, with two or three relative newcomers, so we should have a great time.

I'm sitting here looking at roses that need to be deadheaded, and weeds that should be pulled, and then I look at the thermometer which reads 99, and I think, "Nope, not today!" My mama didn't raise any dummies.

See ya, friends. --Romeena

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73830: MDC, you just made me nostalgic for those summer days of old with that talk of sprinklers, lemonade, watermelon and such.
What a nice memory.

-Sterling Holobyte

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73831:
AUH20- I'm afraid to go there because i may be
drawn, quartered, tarred, feathered, and run out
on a rail!! haha
ROMEENA- ROADTRIP!! Sounds like some real
girlfriend fun. Throw some bedrolls on the floor
and have a cool sleepover atmosphere!
I'll be in California July 14 to 19.
Summer fun all around.
Lord willing, be back later,
PS- You're welcome Sterling! (:

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73832:
THIS IS A GENERAL APB...Calling all porchsters,
now is the time to come to the aid of neighbor!

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73833: Hello Porch amily:
Just checking in quick and letting you know that we are gearing up for our mission trip. All the paperwork is complete, our passports are in hand, now all there is to do is pack, weigh, repack, reweigh, and WE'RE OUTTA HERE! The girls are so excited. We have a little over 2 weeks until departure. We are taking the meds and supplies with us. 500 toothbrushes even. The one Dr. said she was taking 100 pregnancy tests with us. Her husband tapped me on the shoulder and said that actually it was 2 rabbits and by the time we get there it will be 100!!! We are already bonding as a group and the Lord is blessing us daily. Thanks for the prayers & support but most of all knowing you will continue to lift us up as we minister to those who have little. I'll rock again later. Love you all!!! ~New Neighbor

July 08, 2009 - Msg 73834: Hey to the porch! Just got back from a wonderful visit at my aunt's house. We are having our family rebellion on Sat & 2 of my uncles flew out from Washington & Oregon for it. They will be here for a little over a week & I just adore both of them. They are both in their 70's & I'm afraid this may be one of the last times I get to see them since it's not so easy to go back & forth from coast to coast for any of us. I took the rest of the week off to spend all the time with them I can & I'm pretty excited about it!
Prayers for Romeena's DIL, Big Maude & her hubby, New Neighbor & her group & Mrs. Me-They hope that baby gets here soon!

July 09, 2009 - Msg 73835: The end of a long day...I am tired. Seems like i was surrounded by lots of kids all day.

Sean had an appointment this morning with the endocrine doc and they told me he needs more lab work and is pre-diabetic. The doc told me there is about a 1 in 10 chance that he will develope diabetes in the next five years, so we will have to work at preventing that. They are going to try another cholesterol med and see if it gives him nosebleeds.

I forgot to mention yesterday that they started the house. The form for the foundation is in place and they are putting in the sand. I guess after the plumber does his thing, it will be rebar, concrete and the foundation will be complete. After that they will do the foundation for the barn. I am taking pictures to document everything and will share them when they are actually kind of interesting. ;-)

We actually got some measurable rain yesterday, which is great, but already there are some mosquitos starting up. It sure has been hot today! About 100 during the day. Not surprising for this time of year.

Welcome back Mavis. Glad you had a nice visit with your aunt. You deserved a break.

Prayers for you mission trip, New Neighbor. God bless ya for helping in the Lord's work!

Well, Erin just put on a TAGS DVD (as has become our custom before bed). I think we will curl up on the couch and watch "Andy and the New Mayor". Goodnight!


July 09, 2009 - Msg 73836: Erin just handed me my phone and she had taken a close up shot of Barney on the phone and put it on my screensaver. It looks great! Gotta love that kid!


July 09, 2009 - Msg 73837: Good morning everyone. Nice weather here today. Still no baby. Thanks for all your prayers.

Prayers for MAUDE and Mr. Maude, ROMEENA's DIL, and BOO's construction.

Have a great day.


July 09, 2009 - Msg 73838:
Good morning porch family......pray you all have a Jesus filled day. Prayers for all!

July 09, 2009 - Msg 73839: Good Morining porch, hope everyone is okay today.
Just breezing by for a minute, supposed to be busy here at work if everyone keeps their appointments.

Thanks for the prayers and support. Prayers for Romeena's DIL, and M-T's family and especially his wife for their new family addition.

Lunch menu will be: turkey sandwiches, BBQ chips, brownies. tea, kool aid to drink.

Have a blessed day. Prayers for everyone.

Big Maude

July 09, 2009 - Msg 73840: Thank you for those prayers, Maude. I really appreciate it. Hope all is going well with you today.

Thank you, too, REV. You are always so kind to pray for all of us daily.

Woke up early due to a cat playing with my head. Had to throw the darned thing out of the bedroom and shut the door! He has calmed down alot and no longer bites or scratches us but he still wants to play alot.

Where's Asa this morning? On a pole somewhere, I suppose.

Well, lots to do...laundry and have to go visit my parents today. Dad called last night and has been missing me.

Baby Emily and her mom came over last night and I got to play with her for awhile. She is the funniest thing! She will turn 2 next month and believe me, her favorite word is "no". She can also let out a yell that is the loudest I have ever heard from a child that age. Yesterday we were out at the homesite and Emily wanted to swing on a little swing we hung up for Erin. Well, Emily's older sister put her on the swing and started to push her. Emily let out a hair-curling scream and yelled, "Ju"!! Which meant, 'I want Aunt Ju-Ju to swing me!' She just loves me and my sister and why wouldn't she? We have stars in our eyes everytime she is around (you grandparents know what I'm talking about).

Better get moving. I think I will put a roast in the crock pot for dinner tonight. I like them slow cooked that way when I have lots to do and will be running in and out during the day. Bruce will appreciate a good dinner tonight because he spent the night at the sleep clinic last night hooked up to a million wires. Hopefully, that is the last time.


July 09, 2009 - Msg 73841: Uh, let me clarify that above statement concerning Asa: I did NOT mean a pole at the Gigolo club where he dances, I meant a telephone pole!...


July 09, 2009 - Msg 73842:
I think Alexander Graham Bell-inski invented the
first telephone POLE! teehee

July 09, 2009 - Msg 73843: Good afternoon, porch. Lots of activity, it seems. New Neighbor, how I envy you! I'd love to be setting off on another mission trip, but I guess that's not in my future anymore. I like that you're taking toothbrushes. Another favorite thing with the Mongolians was reading glasses. I don't know if the folks you'll be serving will feel the same, but the Mongols loved them. You can get them at the dollar stores, just get an assortment of strengths. One drawback, they're a bit unwieldy and have to be protected from crushing, but they weigh almost nothing. We found the best way to pack them was individually, just tucked in with our clothing, rather than in a big bunch. Have fun, my friend, and may God bless your efforts.

Yay, Boo! The house is started! Its actually going to happen and I'm so happy for you. Please take lots of pictures. Get some now, when it's just the forms. I'll start a sub-album in the porch photo album, and will add to it as you send them to me.

Boy, does that roast sound good. However, I've got to work tonight, so guess I won't be cooking anything. Just some soup or something out of the unit pantry, I guess.

My two grandsons are here today, and I can't believe how well they're behaving. I haven't had to break up a single fight so far. I wonder if their daddy drugged them?? (heehee)

A strange bird has been visiting my yard. He looks very much like a robin, orange breast and all, but the orange fades to ivory about halfway down, and he has black speckles superimposed over the orange and ivory. Guess I'll have to get into my bird program and see if I can ID him.

Well, gotta feed these kids, and myself. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

July 09, 2009 - Msg 73844: Er, that's "it's actually going to happen" up there. Also, for those of you who received the light bulb rant from me, I do know that "reostat" is not correct, it's "rheostat". Stiff old fingers, I guess. --Romeena

July 09, 2009 - Msg 73845: Hi ,just have a minute to stop by and rock,but that is better than not being able to stop by at all.Romeena,I will keep your DIL in my prayers and everyone else that needs them.I'd like you all to keep two more people in your prayers.One is my oldest son Ernest who is going through some trying times right now,and the other is for my friend Heather.She is eight months pregnent and they just did and ultra sound and found out that the baby has a hole in his heart.Thanks everyone.

New Neighbor-I got your letter,thank you so much for sending it.I will reply soon.
Take care everyone,talk to ya later-ky girl

July 09, 2009 - Msg 73846: Thinking about dogs on a grill tonite - just love it when they are crispy!

Get suitcases packed for a quick trip to North Caroline this weekend! I going goatin' near Shelby. Yee haw!

Interesting moulages on this here porch. ..


July 09, 2009 - Msg 73847:
Well, hm, at least they end peacefully! (:
KYgirl- prayers you bet! so sorry to hear.
M-T- did little Andelina show herself yet?
NN- may the holy angels watch over you on your
mission trip.
God bless folks.

July 09, 2009 - Msg 73848: Hey to the porch. Boo,I watch a TAGS DVD every night at bedtime too. So peaceful and relaxing...z z z z z
I almost hesitate to bring up the subject, since it's died down so peacefully... but I just have a whim to put in my two cents worth. It's just this observation. It's funny how people have different takes on peoples posts. I've always admired Me-Theys ability to see 2 sides of an issue; always enjoyed reading "the other side of the story". I've been meaning to tell him so (and now I'm sorry I didn't before). I've always enjoyed reading his point of view. Anyhow, that's all I wanted to say, that there's all different opinions of people and views on politics and such-like, and I personally have always appreciated Me-Theys posts. Now, tick-a-lock on that subject!
I've been at the emergency room today with my mother, and would appreciate any available thoughts and prayers.
And my own are with all of you.
- Hazel

July 09, 2009 - Msg 73849: Hi Hazel! I feel the same as you do concerning Me-They's posts. I always enjoy your post, too, for some of the same reasons. I especially appreciate you great sense of humor. So you watch TAGS before bed...seems like I remember that about you. It does just make you feel peacful at night. What would life be like without Mayberry to inspire, cheer, and make us feel secure like we did in our childhood? Its not just a television series, it's a way of life, isn't it?

Goodnight Friends,

Yes, Boo, I can hardly believe it myself (about the house), and I am taking lots of pictures. Thanks for offering to give me a subalbum for them. I will send you something when Bruce gets my computer well...which might be this weekend. I went out to the homesite today and it looks like they are ready for the plumbers to come in and do their thing. they put up the form for the barn today, which was nice to see. They will go ahead and lay the slab for it and then it will be completed as soon as the house is up. We are building a red bard with white trim, just like in all the pictures.

Prayers for Ernest and Heather, KY Girl. Good to hear from you again.

The roast turned out great. Really tender. I made corn, carrots, greenbeans slowcooked with bacon, spinach with a dash of vinegar (my favorite!), and I actually made biscuits...well, me and the box of Bisquick did... Man, it was good. Wish i could have shared it with you. I wanted to make dessert but ran out of energy.

Bruce offered to clean up the kitchen, so i think i will kick back and relax. I am tired. I went to visit my parents today and made chicken fried steak and gravy for them for supper so my sister wouldn't have to. She cooks for them just about every night and she hates cooking.

July 09, 2009 - Msg 73850: Oops, I must really be tired because my post makes absolutely no sense...sorry...I even called Romeena "Boo"...first time that's happened, and the I went back to tell Hazel something else before I posted my comment, and ended up saying "goodnight" way before i should have. HAHAHA..


July 09, 2009 - Msg 73851: Yep, Boo, every night I watch TAGS. Even though I've seen 'em over and over many times, I love to watch them and they lull me to sleep. Plus, I'm always looking for good trivia information, so I can post it at the TAGS site that Millie introduced me to. Sometimes I'm looking for a particular "Barney" trivia, to try to stump folks, so I just watch the same DVD's. Over and over! Trouble is, I'm usually so tired, that I fall right asleep. But, each night, I try again. Your barn sounds like the one in "Barneys First Car". Gomer described it as "a picture no artist could draw." And, I believe it was Thelma Lou who said "I love red barns."
- Hazel again

July 10, 2009 - Msg 73852: Girl, you know your TAGS. I had forgotten about that barn scene.

I woke up in the night with a bad headache, so I am up early. I am hoping the coffee will help. Can't figure out what caused the headache, except that I was using a different pillow than I usually use and it was firmer and may have caused tension in my neck. Boy, this one is a doozie, though. I am going to take something for it as soon as I finish my biscuit.

Wonder if Mrs. M-They has had the baby, yet...