April 29, 2010 - Msg 78870: Thelma Lou actress robbed in NC

April 29, 2010 - Msg 78871: The Man from Snow River - good family entertainment tonite!

So sorry about Thelma Lou - some people don't know how to behave!


April 29, 2010 - Msg 78872:
Hello porch family. It has been such a great day here in SC.

Ro....I'll do my best to keep this gang in line. Help me Jesus! haha

MDC....the name of the upcoming cd will be "The Winning Side". That was the title that got the most votes so that's the way I went:)

The news of Thelma Lou being robbed is so sad. This country needs to get back to Jesus!

Well my wife is helping with the local Relay For Life tomorrow so we will be tied up pretty much all day and night with that. Probably won't get to check back in till late tomorrow night.

Will be praying for all the porch family.
Love and prayers!

April 29, 2010 - Msg 78873: Strange irony that Thelma Lou was robbed in Mt. Airy after leaving Los Angeles to avoid crime. Sad to say, predators probably look for elderly women to victimize...it's a real shame.

Thanks for those prayers, REV...much appreciated. Prayers for you and the Mrs., too.

Been a full day and I am getting sleepy since my shower. I will meet you in the morning with my cup of coffee. :-)


April 29, 2010 - Msg 78874: pass me a cup of that coffee plesae.


April 30, 2010 - Msg 78875:
Boo, yes it is ironic that Betty "Thelma Lou" Lynn left Los Andgeles for Mount Airy to get away from crime and yet she still became a victim. And what is even more surprising is that she was attacked in broad daylight in a public place.
This reminds me of a guy I know who was working as a detective for a city police department. His mother lived in the same city. Because of his intimate knowledge of the high crime in that city, he convinced his mother to move to city with a much lower crime rate. Shortly after she moved, a gunman went on a rampage in that low crime city. He shot eight people before being killed by police. Of the three victims that died, one was the mother of this detective. So when you think you are running away from crime, you have to realize there are no guarantees.

from Poor Horatio

April 30, 2010 - Msg 78876: Here you go, TOM...I put in some Hazelnut creamer..hope that's ok. :-)

That is some story, PH. Really makes you feel for the detective. You just never know..there are sick people everywhere, I guess. I try not to think about it, though, and I am just careful about things. It is hard to figure out these crazy individuals who go on these shooting sprees or suicide missions (the guy who flew the plane into the IRS building in Austin!). Makes me want to carry a concealed weapon. I remember hearing a woman interviewed that was a survivor of the shooting in the Luby's in Waco...back in the 80's, I think. She was a young woman and was having lunch with her parents. They were standing in the serving line and the shooter killed both of her parents as they stood next to her, but missed her. She was talking about how things might have been different if she had been trained to use a gun and was carrying a concealed one at the time. I have also been hearing about church's hiring armed cops to be present during services. Crazy world these days.

This current oil spill we are hearing about on the news is just making me sick. I don't understand what happened and why they can't stop it. I feel for the environment and know that it will drive up fuel costs for everyone.

What cheerful conversation to start the day with! ha Why don't we do like Floyd and talk about the weather? It's cloudy, warm and humid here this morning. Wonder if Auh2o is still getting snow...

Better see about Erin.


April 30, 2010 - Msg 78877: Morning porch, glad it is Friday. It has been a busy week on my end of the porch. Thought I would do a quick rock before I get my day started.

I spent part of my day yesterday in a CEU seminar and then came on to work.

Busy week end ahead, kids have a United for Revolution week end at the church,my husband is traveling out of town to Cookeville for a CEU seminar which means I am "it" for keeping the boat afloat on the homefront.

Better get to work. Blessings and prayers for everyone.

Big Maude

April 30, 2010 - Msg 78878:
Hey Folks

Sunny and in the 70's today! Spring again.

Boo-Nope, no snow today but northern NY got 2 feet yesterday. I can remember a few years back we got over 3 feet of snow on an April day. Now, that is some heavy snow, Spring snow. Just full of moisture great for snowballs bad for shoveling.

PH-That is some irony, and sad.

Tom-It's a day late but I'll share some java with ya.


April 30, 2010 - Msg 78879:
Morning porch family....checking in real quick before a busy day.

Sunny...Mid to upper 80s today here in SC.

auh2o....enjoy that warm weather finally:)

Boo....you're right....the oil spill is a sad situation. Imagine all the wildlife that will be harmed by it...sad!

Well best get going....will be busy but not too busy to keep my porch family in prayers!

Be sure to keep Jesus in front of you...it helps cover the blemishes of our lives.

April 30, 2010 - Msg 78880: Mornin' y'all! That's terrible about Thelma Lou being robbed in Mayberry. And by a guy named Shirley,no less!

Yes, the oil spill is quite distressing.Prayers for the Gulf Coast States.

Let's all go to the Diner for breakfast.See y'all there!

Where is Maude? Check in Maude!

possum under a rock

April 30, 2010 - Msg 78881: Shirley has been inarculated!

No more peanut butter sammiches for him!

April 30, 2010 - Msg 78882: Hi All.
Thank you Boo it hit the spot.
weather is Sun up in th 80 all day. but calling for rain off and on for the weekend.


April 30, 2010 - Msg 78883:
Yes, and don't call me Shirley.

April 30, 2010 - Msg 78884: Possum, you're so funny...HAHAHA..."And by a guy named Shirley, no less!"...and who left that line from "Airplane"? (Msg. 78883)

I forgot to tell you all something funny that Sean said the other day. We were watching some program that showed a close-up of an old television set from the 60's and it had the big channel-changing dial on the right side of the screen. Sean asked me (quite seriously), "Is that where you had to wind it up?"...I had to explain that in the "old days" the only remote controls were the kids in the family, "Hey Kid, go change the channel for me". :-)


April 30, 2010 - Msg 78885:
A cup of joe for Tom.
I don't understand it either boo. Did they wait to do something, or what happened that it is now 100 miles across??
OK, time for trivia from ep i saw last night:
Who is Sheldon Davis?
Hint: he's a "kleptomenerac."
Have a great day all, and don't forget to get on board and yield the throttle to Jesus! woo-woo! (:

April 30, 2010 - Msg 78886:
"Amazing, I just had the same exact idea!"

April 30, 2010 - Msg 78887: I read a tidbit about Francis Bavier that she was difficult off camera, and that there was something about Andy she didn't like. Anyone know the story about that?

April 30, 2010 - Msg 78888: Whooo - glory! I just got home from a delightful evening at the home of some friends. There were about eighteen of us, we had hotdogs and ate out on their patio, then toasted marshmallows and a few people made s'mores. That was nice, but then the real fun began. We all went into their rec room, where Alan had set up his keyboard and CD player and such. He played and we sang, everything from showtunes and C&W to oldies like "Bicycle Built for Two", then we got into gospel music and it was just glorious. We have several in our group who sing very well, and they were carrying it, but then a newcomer, Debbie, just let 'er rip! Debbie is a 50-ish black woman who, in her words, "found us" and decided to stay. Our church is predominantly white, though we do host three different congregations from other cultures, and we do have a few members of other ethnic groups in our main congregation. Debbie is just a plain old American who happens to be black, and for whatever reason, decided to join us. We're glad she did, and are hoping she will just be the first of many who will come and bring a whole new dimension to our little world. She came to our SS class first, and has been a joy there, but no one knew she could sing. Well, she can! She has a real gift, the kind of voice where she just tilts her head back and lets it roll out. REV, you may get to meet her. Alan (our host) is the musician I want you to meet, and they are really looking forward to meeting you. If time permits, we might even get another group together like we did tonight.

To 78887 - I had heard such comments before, but don't know enough about it to answer you. Doubtless someone here will know more, but I'm no help.

Well, I'm pooped! I think I'll head for the ironing board. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

April 30, 2010 - Msg 78889: Sounds like a wonderful evening, Ro. So glad you were feeling up to going and enjoying yourself.

Well, I went back to the goat farm today to pick out the second doe and I took the kids and St. Susan with me. There was one really beautiful young boer doe with such a lovely face and the usual white body and red head but she had a limp in her back left leg. The owner said she had suffered some nerve damage after a penicillin injection and the vet said she will just continue to have the limp. She can run, though, and gets along fine. I asked if he would have a hard time finding a home for her and he said someone will probably want her for meat. Well, Sean and Erin wanted her when they heard that...there wasn't any question about which to choose. So, we will have Strawberry and a lovely boer doe with a limp who doesn't have a name yet. She is very gentle and sweet and will make a good pet and companion for Thelma Lou. We won't be getting them for a couple of weeks when the cross fence is completed.

I seem to be getting a sore throat so I think i will take something for it and head to bed. See you all tomorrow.


April 30, 2010 - Msg 78890: Ro, forgot to tell you a funny Thelma Lou the Donkey story. I sent Sean to feed the pups today and as usual, Thelma Lou followed along hoping to get some leftovers. Sean had to stand between her and the pups to keep her from getting their food, so he pulled up a chair and sat there. Well, Thelma Lou stood there watching Sean and would carefully sneak forward a couple of inches closer to the pups and their food and stop, then look at Sean and scoot a couple of inches forward again. That darned donkey was trying to sneak by unnoticed! Can you believe that? Sean finally said, "No Thelma Lou!" and she threw her head in the air like she does when she is indignant about something. What an animal. She's priceless and still making us laugh.


May 01, 2010 - Msg 78891: To whoever posted Msg 78887, finding information about the real Frances "Aunt Bee" Bavier is difficult. There is the common information at Wikipedia.org and on the two different Facebook pages devoted to her. But I did find something new and interesting about her at http://www.joemckeever.com/mt/archives/000046.html. I think all of these sources sum up her lifestyle as we know it.

from Poor Horatio

May 01, 2010 - Msg 78892: Interesting but sad article, PH. Thanks for sharing it. It kind of confirms some of the things we have heard about her. I'm going to confess something that I don't think I ever said but Aunt Bee really gets on my nerves, always has.

I AM going to bed now. :-)


May 01, 2010 - Msg 78893:
OK, the answer is Thomas A Moody.
Andy found out his real name from the sheriff
in the adjacent county.
Sweet dreams...

May 01, 2010 - Msg 78894: Boo, I'm with you about Aunt Bee- just something "uppity" about her.That strange accent of hers, for one thing- " Sup-pah" & " Goo-bah". Please! Will have to check out the article that PH linked for us. I always heard she was pretty reclusive with a reputation for being difficult.

Wish I could see ol' Thelma Lou, Boo. She sounds like a real piece of work! Funny comment from Sean about the tv too!

Ok, I'd better get moving around here. Y'all have a good Saturday!

possum under a rock

May 01, 2010 - Msg 78895:
PH-Thanks for the the "Aunt Bee" link, very interesting.

Boo-That was my, "don't call me Shirley," post.


May 01, 2010 - Msg 78896: MDC, I found the answer to your question about who Sheldon Davis was, but forgot to post it in my last posting. Now that you have posted the answer, I'll have to wait for your next question. Please give us a little more time next time.
In my research, I was surprised to learn just how many actors played multiple roles on The Andy Griffith Show (TAGS). Check it out at http://www.mayberry.info/history/index.php?title=Character_List.

from Poor Horatio

May 01, 2010 - Msg 78897: One very interesting fact about the link I posted in Msg 78896, check out the fact about the very last actor listed on that page. His name is Tom Jacobs. Although he appeared numerous times in TAGS, I did not know he was the biological brother of Danny Thomas.

from Poor Horatio

May 01, 2010 - Msg 78898: Good morning, porch! Lovely day here - just 61 degrees, high clouds, soft breeze and more flowers outside my window than I could possibly count. Every rose bush is blooming, I don't think there's a single one without blooms. All different colors, each one different in form and color, but all so pretty. I've learned something about roses and irises - they make good "bedfellows". I stuck a few iris rhizomes in the rose island a couple of years ago, simply because I had run out of dirt and had no place to plant them. Well, they're blooming now, and what a happy combination they are! There's a rich, gorgeous, full-bodied purple iris blooming next to a deep pink rose, and from my window, they blend together in my line of sight. The two colors together are just delicious. I may plan a few more of those happy meetings. My "Hot Cocoa" rose is blooming freely against the fence - it's a strange orange/brown color and is just beautiful. The Double Knockout against the other fence is just a big ball of red - so pretty! Also, the Jackmanii clematis has just swarmed over one corner and half the roof of the arbor, and is in full, glorious, purple bloom! That stuff is so pretty, and is just indestructible. No matter how much I whack it back to get it off the photosensor for the landscape lights, it just comes back with a vengeance. Consequently, the lights are on 24/7 right now. Fortunately, they're the CFLs, so they don't take much power.

PH, thanks for those links. Very interesting! It's surprising how many actors there are/were, who play multiple non-starring roles, but who often are so important to the whole story. Jay Novello, the Chihuahua-eyed little guy who played Thomas A. Moody, also played several roles on the "I Love Lucy" series. He was the nervous little man (seems he always played a nervous little man) who wanted to have a seance to try to contact his "Tillie", and Lucy arranged a hoax, only to learn later that Tillie was really a c0cker spaniel! He was also the nervous, scared guy who rented the Ricardo's apartment to hide in because he had witnessed a murder and was afraid the killer was coming for him. I think there were others, but I can't remember them right now. Anyway, he was a funny little dude, and apparently had no trouble finding work.

There's one of those tiny squirrels out there, digging a hole in the rose island, planting a pecan, no doubt. There are still three of them, they're still small, and I guess they're as big as they're going to get. Very odd.

Boo, hooray for you, for rescuing the little limping goat. How kind you are, and obviously your children have learned the attitude from you. As for her name - you have Strawberry. How about Shortcake?

Well, Joe and his wife are coming by in a little while - he wants Kathy to see the roses. Guess I'd better find my socks, and maybe rake out the kitchen. Be blessed, everyone! --Romeena

May 01, 2010 - Msg 78899: Shortcake..haha...that's cute. We'll see what the kids think about it. I have a friend who's mom had an old goat named Peaches...that might be cute, too..Strawberry and Peaches. Oh, and thank you for your very kind words...I was raised by a mom who had a big heart for anything hurt or needing love, so I guess she passed that on to me, and I passed it to my kids.

Ro, your yard sounds like paradise! Glad you are enjoying the many flowers.

Thanks for the info, PH. I was surprised to see how few episodes some of the characters appeared in, like Thelma Lou was only in 26 of the over 200 episodes but when I think of TAGS I always think of Thelma Lou. I think she may have had the good fortune to have been in some of the very best eps (such as the fungirls eps). And Earnest T was only in 5 episodes but he was very popular from those 5...same with the Darlins, only in 6 episodes, I think, but we always think of them when we think of TAGS. What a great show, right? I still can't get enough of it. I am missing a few seasons, too. I only have 1, 2, 3, and four, i think. Maybe for Christmas.

Better go get some chores done. I took some prescription cough medicine last night because of my sore throat and I slept in to 9:30!! Haven't done that in, well I don't remember when.


May 01, 2010 - Msg 78900: Another beautiful evening, and lovely ending to a lovely day. I slept late, too, Boo. Isn't it just delicious to do that now and then?

Joe and his sweet wife, Kathy, came by just after noon, and we went back to the local drug store (Big State Drugs) and had their great burger baskets. Joe just loves them! We came home and sat out back for a while. After all, if not for Joe, this yard wouldn't exist, certainly not as it is now. He planned it, built the beds, and planted every major thing back there. They had brought me some more irises, dug from their own beds, and Joe planted them. These are old, "antique" irises, descended from some Joe dug years ago from an abandoned farmhouse. Such fun!

It's nice when things work out so well. When I decided back in 2003 that I wanted to do something with my empty back yard, my neighbor John (Garden Center) referred me to Joe (his brother). I liked Joe, liked what he suggested, so hired him. Since then, we've long ago left the employer-employee relationship behind, and are just good friends. Oh, he charges me for the work he does, of course, especially when he has helpers to pay, and I fully expect to be charged. However, today he brought and planted about four clumps of irises, planted a couple of hostas I had bought, fixed a cranky sprinkler head and shaped up a rowdy butterfly bush. That was just one friend helping another, no charge. I think he's proud of the yard, as he should be, and I'm happy that he likes to bring his wife here and the three of us have a good time.

Peaches? That's cute, Boo. I still like Strawberry and Shortcake, but Peaches would work just as well.

I don't know about paradise, but the yard is pretty right now. As Joe said, you can plan and dream and work all you want to, but sometimes when Nature really cooperates, you're rewarded beyond your dreams. That happened this year. We had a lot of winter rain, then the snow that chilled everything and slowed it down, and when Spring finally arrived, it has just exploded. Yards all over town are gorgeous! The bulb plants have done especially well everywhere, and my roses have never been prettier. I've got pictures, and if I can figure out how to get them in the computer (new computer, new programs, yuck!) I'll post some of them in the album.

By the way, Hazel, please do send me those pictures again, the ones you sent before and I somehow lost. Those I can handle, since they'll arrive in email and I can just save directly to my TAGS folder. The new programs aren't a problem with those.

Well, I think I have about enough bacon left in there for a BLT, so guess I'll go make one. I love to fry a whole pound of bacon at one time, clean up the mess, and store the bacon in the fridge for use over the next few days. I make a few pieces bend-y, to eat right away, then make the rest a bit crisper, the pieces I'm going to store. Good sandwiches!

Be blessed, friends. Don't forget preachin' in the morning. I've got some new dangly earrings to wear! --Romeena

May 01, 2010 - Msg 78901:
Hello porch family....just got in from a day out with my sweety (my wife)! Ate at Olive Garden and got my usual.

Let me go and read the archives then I'm heading to bed.
Love and prayers!

May 01, 2010 - Msg 78902: Hey REV, you ate at Olive Gardern and got your "usual"...usual what? What do you usually get at Olive Garden? If you are like my hubby, you are a lasagna man.

Ro, Joe sounds like a great friend to have.

Went to WalMart and then came home and spent too much time in front of the TV. I got interested in a movie on Lifetime and ended up watching it until 10pm. Yuck, it wasn't worth it...very predictable story and ending. Two hours I will never get back! At least I was resting.

Well, better get Erin to bed...preachin tomorrow...speaking of Erin, I forgot to tell you that she is being baptized next Sunday on Mother's Day. A few weeks ago she told me she wanted to be baptized and when Bruce and I talked with her about it, we realized that she understood and it was time, so a couple of sunday's ago she went forward during the altar call to tell everyone she wanted to be baptized. Bruce will be baptizing her like he did Sean. Wish you could all be there but I know you will be in spirit. Maybe on Mother's Day I will share the story of Erin and how she came to be...God certainly answered prayers. I think I have told you before but I might share it again as a testimony. Better get off this thing.


May 02, 2010 - Msg 78903: How wonderful, Boo! And on Mother's Day, too. I'm so happy for you and Bruce, and especially for Erin. Thanks for sharing that with us, and yes, please do tell us "the rest of the story." --Romeena

May 02, 2010 - Msg 78904: exactillioso

May 02, 2010 - Msg 78905: Ok, Ro...I will, thanks. :-)

Barney to Earnest T: "I wouldn't marry you if you were the last man on earth!"....hehe


May 02, 2010 - Msg 78906:
Hazel, you posted about one week ago "I can't speak for other folks that don't post here anymore. I can only speak for myself, as to why I rarely post. If you have my e-mail, ask me, and I'll tell 'ya."
Unfortunately, I don't have your email address. Besides Floyd, I have the email address of only one other person here. I asked that person to send you my email address, but I have not received a reply. Therefore, I'm posting my request here. Since you generously offered, I am very interested in your opinion about this matter. We can't fix what we don't know is broken. Thank you.

from Poor Horatio

May 02, 2010 - Msg 78907: Hey there PH, looks like its just you and me this morning.
I stayed home from preaching this morning because Sean was having some problems last night and I am requesting everyone's prayers for Sean. We thought the Tourette symptoms had gone forever, as they often do in adolescence, but they have returned and are getting worse over the past few days. I was up with him until after 3 am trying to help him get to sleep and listen to him cry. I thought this was all over and that is why it is so dissapointing to see it back again. You all were there with us, praying us through those tough times and I know you are with us now. Poor Sean was so upset to be dealing with it again. He was having the old muscle jerking again and could sleep...at least he wasn't hurting himself this time. My heart just broke for him because he still remembers so well how hard things used to be and the prospect of it returning is devastating to him (and very hard on me). We will be giving him more of the meds that helped him before and hopefully that will help. It is such a strange disease because you just don't know how or when it is going to show itself and sometimes its just terrible. He has been an active part of the church youth group in the past and now he feels like he is stuck here because he would be too ashamed to be seen this way by his peers. Thank you for your prayers for him...i know the Lord is with him and he will be ok, but we need grace and strength to deal with this on a daily basis and your prayers sustain us. Thanks, friends.


May 02, 2010 - Msg 78908: Well, hey! I'm back from the army ta sit down with ya!

I have never actually been on the porch beferes, so I brought some popcorn from the theatre to share with ya'll! If it's all right with ya'll, I brought along heres my friend, Meghan, but ya'lls can jus' call here Meg. Meg, you can sit right down heres next ta Aunt Bee. ~Gomer

Well, as Gomer said, I'm new to the front porch. I'm not sure how this works or not, but here it goes! Yesterday I watched the movie, The Birds, on WCIU. I haven't seen the movie in a long,long, long time, but was well aware of its graphic images. A friend of mine from the andy griffith show website told me when the graphic parts were being shown, so I tried to avoid coming in contact with them. I covered my eyes when i knew a graphic image would be shown and completely avoided seeing it. But the darndest thing happened! Towards the end of the movie, a clip of the graphic image was shown without me knowing it! Ah, well! At least Gomer would have enjoyed the movie!


May 02, 2010 - Msg 78909:
Hello porch family.....it's a great Sunday here in SC.

Meg....welcome to the porch....just pull up a rocker and sit a spell with us.

Boo....Prayers for Sean! And congrats to Erin....that's great.
Also....my usual at Olive Garden is Chicken Alfredo with wheat pasta and of course the salad. I can eat a bowl of the salad myself.

Hazel.....I sure hate that something is bothering you on the porch. I feel you are a part of our porch family and wish you would come back and visit us some.

Well better get back to working on some paper work.

Love and prayers for all!

May 02, 2010 - Msg 78910:
Meg, welcome back from the Army. How long were you gone for? Did you get to go anywhere interesting?
If you expect to stay a spell, why not choose a character name from The Andy Griffith Show. Visit http://www.mayberry.com/tagsrwc/wbmutbb/anewsome/private/char.htm for assistance.

REV, that Chicken Alfredo with wheat pasta and salad sure sounds yummy.

from Poor Horatio

May 02, 2010 - Msg 78911: Good Sunday evening porch family, just stopping by for a minute.
Looks like rain and maybe a storm in brewing on my end of the porch... better batton down the hatches and put those doggies inside!

Wet to preaching his am and then to lunch with Patrick. Beth went to lunch with some of her friends and my hubby was out of town. Enjoyed my time with my son. He is a joy to be around.

Hazel, hope you are doing okay, sure so miss you.
Welcome to Meg.

Hey Rev, a brand new Olive Garden opened up today in our town! We are pretty excited about that.

Lets have a snacK: oatmeal raisin cookies, chocolate chip cookies and cold mayfield milk.

May 02, 2010 - Msg 78912: oops, that was me.

Prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

May 02, 2010 - Msg 78913: Good evening, porch! Welcome, Meg. Always glad to have new folks come to town.

REV, that chicken Alfredo with wheat pasta sounds yummy! I may have to try that next time. Eloise and I hit Olive Garden about once a month or so. Aren't their salads good? Always so fresh and crispy - love 'em! Eloise usually gets the soup and salad - she likes the pasta fagioli - but I crave pasta, so I get the fettucini Alfredo. I hope it comes in whole wheat - I'll have to ask.

Well, time to go feed my little baby girl - I'm getting the soft-paw routine, so I think she's hungry. So am I, for that matter. Where has the time gone?? Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

May 02, 2010 - Msg 78914: Evening Porch Family:
Just stopping by to say Hi, and read up on the goings' on. Things kinda quiet for a change.
Been warm on this side of the porch. We're now having a down pour of showers. Good for all those flowers I planted this week. Thanks Lord- I won't have to water this week. Has any one heard from Asa, or am I gonna have to eamil that rascal???
Good night all. ~New Neighbor

May 02, 2010 - Msg 78915:
Yep Ro....you can get any of the dishes with wheat pasta. That's all we ever get....very good!

Good night everyone. You all sleep good tonight and be ready to share God's love tomorrow.
Love and prayers!

May 03, 2010 - Msg 78916: Thank you for those prayers for Sean. He took a long nap today and seems to be doing better tonight.

REV, you ate a bowl of salad yourself?...lots of roughage there. Keep eating like that and you will have the colon of an 18 yr old. ;-)

Welcome to MEG..pull up a chair and tell us about yourself.

"Hey" to Maude!...gimme some of those oatmeal cookies, please.

Ro, I made pasta fagioli last year around Christmas time and it was GOOD..everybody loved the stuff...except me. I could take it or leave it. I thought it tasted alot like Ministrone.

Hey NN, maybe you should email ASA...it has been awhile. He did say he has been very busy the last time he posted.

Well, I had better get to bed. It was a beautiful sunday here today...perfect weather and got to spend some real quality time with family. Here's to another good day tomorrow!


May 03, 2010 - Msg 78917:
Prayers for all the folks being flooded in TN.
Prayers also for Sean and all who might be ailing.
Welcome Meg, nothing to it, just speak your piece.
We talk about most everything, but we also try to get
TAGS into it somehow.
We all sort of decided to lay low on moulages and politics however.
Hope everyone had a good restful Sunday.
Tomorrow starts "billing week" at work, but then
that's what an accounts receiveable office does, doesn't it!
"Go up an alley and hollar fish!"

May 03, 2010 - Msg 78918: run...run...run...run..."FISH!!"

Morning porch family. Thanks for those prayers for Sean. I know he was up late but I don't think he had much of a problem last night.

Nice day here in south texas...we are having a real problem with mosquitos already, though. I guess nature is trying to make up for the mosquito-less drought of last summer. I'm going to have to go get some heartworm prevention for the dogs soon. You know, when I was at the feed store the other day I noticed that you can purchase vaccines for your dogs and wormers for you pups, which would be much cheaper that going to a vet. Any of you ever do that? They even had syringes and needles. I imagine homemaker vaccinates and doctors her own goats.

Well, gotta finish the coffee and get Erin off to school. Didn't sleep real well last night so maybe I can sneak in a catnap sometime today. I am at that age when women tend to have insomnia, unfortunately. Guess I had better get myself some of that natural estrogen or something.


May 03, 2010 - Msg 78919: " FISH!" There, I hollered it,MDC, now what's supposed to happen?!

Hey Big Maude! Glad you stopped by. I'd been asking about ya.

Hey to Gomer & Meg!

Boo, I am praying for Sean.

Oh, Spot's back! Bet ya didn't even know that he had gone off again. I was supposed to tell y'all,but my lil' possum brain forgot! He went down to South GA to judge a lineman's competition. He made it home yesterday & now he needs to fire up the grill and get to cooking for us again! Either that, or we're all heading over to the Olive Garden with Rev!

Breakfast will be at Waffle House- see y'all there!

possum under a rock

May 03, 2010 - Msg 78920: Good morning, porch! I can't stay long, have a dental appointment in a little while. Time for cleaning - I hate that! Still, it's better than repair work.

What a beautiful day! Just 63 right now, though it will get warmer. Sunny, no wind (yay!) and everything is just so pretty. Birds are everywhere out there, and I've already seen a pair of squirrels, who appear to be up to no good. I'm going to be watching (no, not the squirrels) - it's the kind of quiet morning when my neighbor's cat, old Shamu, usually comes slinking into the yard looking for a snack. I'll send him home wet, of course. Also have to watch for that dadburn great egret! That big old long-beaked bird comes swooping over the house every few days and lands beside the pond, then walks around the perimeter looking for an unwary fish. My bigger fish usually stay down deep, or get under the little bridge, but the smaller ones hang out near the surface. I'm pretty sure he's taken a few. I don't have them counted, but it seems to me there aren't as many as there were. Durn bird! I'm thinking of putting a scarecrow (scare-egret?) out there.

Well, I'd better get moving. Lots to do today. Be blessed, my friends, and prayers for Sean! --Romeena

May 03, 2010 - Msg 78921: Me again. Boo, I forgot to address the question you asked. Yes, you can get vaccines and wormers, and if you have someone to advise you, you can probably do that yourself, though I never have. As for the heartworm prevention, if your dogs haven't been on it all along, I wouldn't start it without letting a vet test to be sure they don't already have them. If they do, and you start giving the prevention med, it can be dangerous, even fatal. My vet won't refill the prevention med without a test if Starr has been off of it more than six weeks. I forgot and skipped a month a while back, and he advised testing before restarting it. It was during the winter, and when I said there hadn't been any mosquitoes in the house, he said "All it takes is one, if it's the wrong one. Are you willing to risk it?" No, I wasn't. I let him do the test, which was negative, and she's back on her prevention. The test isn't that expensive, and if I tried to save those few dollars and caused her harm, I'd never forgive myself. I may be overly-cautious, but that's the way I see it. My neighbor once remarked to me that she thought "that heartworm stuff" was just a way for vets to make money. Two years later, her beautiful little golden c0cker spaniel died with heartworms. Such a shame - she was a sweet little dog, too. Well, this time I'm really gone. --Romeena

May 03, 2010 - Msg 78922: That is a shame, Ro. I have heard what you are saying about the heartworm prevention and I have also heard from 2 different vets that if the dogs doesn't have a severe case of heartworms, you can actually give the prevention and over time it will kill the existing heartworms. I have always given it to my dogs without testing them and have not had a problem in the past; maybe I am just lucky but a vet once told my sister that it is something vets don't often tell people but it is an option to treat with the prevention. Interesting...I guess it holds some risks, but the heart worm treatment holds some serious ones, too. Leah nearly died from the treatment we gave her for heartworms. She was coughing up blood from her lungs. Guess i should do some more research on the subject...

Better go get some chores done.


May 03, 2010 - Msg 78923:
Mornin' honeys and dears!
AND OTHER missing porchsters! come rock a spell
on this beautiful spring day!!
Thank you Jesus,

May 03, 2010 - Msg 78924: Congrats on your new goats Boo and welcome to the club. . . .
We had an eventful weekend- we went to a show in Illinois and while our does didn't show very well - they were outclassed, simple as that, our young buck (he's one month old) won Grand Champion Jr. Buck and Overall Reserve Grand Champion Buck. What an honor for us. I'll try and get some pictures to Ro for the photo album. I have some posted on our Diamond B FB page and will get our website updated this week.

My niece and her husband live in the area of the flooding in TN. Fortunately, their house is on a small hill - so no flooding damage for them. Prayers for those that must go through this.


May 03, 2010 - Msg 78925:
Hello porch family.......Prayers for the folks in the flooding areas!

Love and prayers for all the porch family

May 03, 2010 - Msg 78926: Glad your niece is ok, HM...seems like the good 'ol USA has been taking alot of hits lately. Prayers for our nation.

Congratulations on your Jr. Buck award...that's great, can't wait to see a picture of him.


May 03, 2010 - Msg 78927: RIP actress Lynn Redgrave ( Georgy Girl ).

May 03, 2010 - Msg 78928: Aww, didn't she just make a movie or maybe i am thinking of her sister Vanessa?


May 03, 2010 - Msg 78929: APB for ASA, STERLING, ME-THEY, KY GIRL, HAZEL, AFD, FUN GIRL, MARY WIGGINS, CHARLOTTE, DIXIE, CHUCK, IRISHTER, LUCY MATTHEWS, PAPPA BEAR, MAYBERRY DEPUTY, MAVIS, and SO many others we miss so much. Please come home to Mayberry.


May 03, 2010 - Msg 78930: Well, I hope someone came to the aid of Thelma Lou after she was roobed. As Barney would say: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their neighbor! Repeat! Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their neighbor!

Sign me, Nate Bracey

May 03, 2010 - Msg 78931:
Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey! (:
Are you the one from Miss Crumps? Good to see you again.
Mr Darlin's Cuz (MDC)
"They're doing the cha cha, we took lessons."

May 03, 2010 - Msg 78932: Well, Nate Bracey! Good to see you - hope you'll stick around. And I couldn't agree more, regarding the robbing of our Thelma Lou. It really takes a big old he-man to grab a wallet from an 83-year-old woman and run. The local police nabbed him though, recovered $43 of the $130 he stole, an officer took her home and carried her groceries inside for her. Now that's nice! As for the thief, wouldn't you just know his name would be Shirley? Yep, Shirley Walter Guynn, of all things. At least, so says an article I found on Google.

Wow - we had a big old thunderstorm a couple of hours ago, with a good soaking rain. Not much wind, so my roses weren't hurt any.

Well, I think I'll mosey on home. Have a peaceful night, get some good sleep, and have a lovely day tomorrow. --Romeena

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78933: Morning Porch. Gonna be a warm day here in south texas...summer is certainly approaching.

Hope you all have a wonderful day. I will be back later to chat. I have Emily today so it might be awhile.


May 04, 2010 - Msg 78934: Hi All.
Boy two night and a day stomr may the little creeel come gwnr it top and stepdad had to stay away and did not git to fish for two day now hope the water will go down.
You can fined some of are mayberry fried on facebook!

his helping hand
When life becomes a burden
And nothing seeme worthwhile,
A ask the Lord to help me
To walk the extra mile.
No problems are too great for him,
No worries are too small.He never turns is away from me,
He always solves them all.
Hi8s helping hands are outstretched
To guide me on my way
And make my life more beautiful
With dawning of each day.

TOM :)

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78935: Good morning, porch! Gracious, it's beautiful out there today, after the washing of rain we got last night. The sky is absolutely clear, not a sign of a cloud! Everything is so green, and the flowers are in full dress - just lovely!

A couple of days ago, I put a suet cake in the cage feeder, and it sure has drawn a crowd! Right now there's a beautiful red-winged blackbird enjoying a snack, and a few minutes ago there was a little downy woodp#cker out there. I expect the resident red-bellied woodp#cker will find it soon - he usually does. I'll put out some black-oil sunflower seeds later, and in minutes there will be cardinals around them. There are two pair nesting back there! Nyjer thistle in the thistle sock draws goldfinches. The robins don't come to the feeders, but they scratch around in the flowerbeds, because there are a few bugs and a lot of earthworms there. Some peanuts will bring in the bluejays, some cracked corn will have three kinds of doves coming in all day, and mixed seed in the hanging feeder will appeal to everyone else. All of it, of course, brings the squirrels! They like everything! One thing I've learned - figure out what different critters like, and provide it. If you feed them, they will come!

Well, I've got to get moving. My friend Carol is coming Thursday evening from Kansas, to spend a week or so with me, and this house needs attention. She's the kind of friend that you don't have to try to be perfect for, but I do need to make sure there are clean linens on her bed, the guest bathroom needs a once-over, and I need to unclutter the kitchen. Also, the Christmas stuff that I just shoved into one of the other bedrooms needs to be coaxed into the closet. (Hey, it's only May!) I suppose I should also put away the Easter decorations that are still gracing the living area. Kinda hate to put them away, they're cute and Spring-y and I like them. There are some ceramic pieces I made a few years ago, and some little Annalee dolls - bunnies wearing bonnets, and such.

I collect Annalee dolls, but only holiday-themed ones, and not too many. I love their little whimsical, hand-painted faces, and their bendable bodies let you display them in cute poses. I have about six or eight Santa/Mrs. Santa dolls, the biggest being over two feet tall, some snowmen, and several small elves. I like to tuck the small figures into the Christmas tree, or perch them in a wreath. My big Mr. and Mrs. Santa greet you at the front door. Silly, I suppose, but I enjoy them.

Well, this time I'm really gone. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78936:
Boo, prayers for Sean who is struggling to deal with the relapse of Tourette.

Nate Bracey, we haven't heard from you since last Christmas Eve. Welcome back.

TOM, sorry to hear that the rain is stopping your family from enjoying fishing. At least it is not flooding your home.

from Poor Horatio

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78937: Hello to all the porchsters. I hope everyone is having a blessed day. Warm and muggy here in NC; looks like a possibility of rain.
MDC, hope you are doing well. I always enjoy your humor-filled posts.
Prayers for Sean and all others that need their concerns lifted up to the Lord Jesus.
C Darlin'

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78938: Ok gang ...Sorry,Sorry for the No post!..been at the Ga Linemans Rodeo in south Ga the weekend..our apprentice team came in 1st once again and the Journey man team 2nd...back at work now..Promice I will catch up reading...hello possum,boo,Rev,C Darlin,horatio,auh20,hm,mdc and all...Mavis check in girl...ok...let me get started here...supper will be at the olive garden on Me and possum....SPOT

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78939: Good afternoon porch, hope everyone is okay this Tuesday. It is a beautiful spring afternoon on my end of the porch today. not too warm, just right with a slight breeze.

supposed to of been a busy day today but 2 folks have not kept their appointments which leaves me sitting waiting. I did have lunch with some very dear friends today, one a colleague that I worked with about 9 years and due to her husbands job, moved to Santa Rosa, CA. She was in TN for her sons college graduation and made time to visit. A very dear friend and respected colleague. Had a nice time.

Anyone got any remedies for the spring creeping crud? I have been dealing with this for about a month. I have never had allergies before but my sinus stuff is hanging on forever. no temperature but all the other symptoms!

well, better got back to work or at least the idea of work. see you at olive garden
take care, prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78940:
My, aint the porch nice and full for a change!
Hi C. Darlin'. Thanks for the compliment.
Me and tags...just a humor machine! ha
I was watching the ep where barney and Otis are
hopping on one foot, and Otis catches barney as he goes down. great scene! so funny.
Hey to spot--Good job IBEW!!
Prayers continue for Nashville. I heard that the Grand Old Opry was flooded! Such goings on lately!
Hey to big maude, ro, tom, boo and all.

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78941:
Oh Maude, ever try a nedi pot? ha, that sounds like the '60s doesnt it?
but seriously, my sinuses were real bad this year, got one at Walgreens (their brand), you fill it with solution,
pour it in your nostrils and voila! ...clear sinuses! and no munchies! ha

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78942:

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78943:
I guess with betty lynn's recent purse snatching we really could say barney's line. "Mayberry, gateway to crime." (:

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78944:
Hello porch family......Well the rain is out of here. Back to sunny tomorrow.

Maude......praying you get over the sinus problem. I have heard the nedi pot that MDC posted about really works good.

Spot....good to see ya back and congrats on your top finishes at the rodeo

Ro......have a great time with your company. Friends are so special.

Well let me finish watching the Braves. Bottom of the 8th and losing to the Nationals:(

You all have a good night and a Jesus filled day when you wake up in the morning. Enjoy some of God's greatest pleasures.....the birds singing, the breeze blowing and the flowers/trees blooming. I can't wait to start another day. We are so blessed!

Love and prayers!

May 04, 2010 - Msg 78945:
Amen! Rev

Goodnight folks


May 04, 2010 - Msg 78946: Thanks for those prayers for Sean. He is doing better, thank the Lord. Now we are mostly dealing with the side effects of the medicine...it makes him very tired but he will adjust to it in time.

Ro, guess what made a nest at our place?...a roadrunner of all things! We have been seeing her running around the place, finding lizards to feed her babies. What an amazing little creature she is. I just love watching her run around. I also have a woodp#cker (the censor caught me on that one!) that hangs out near the back porch. Oh, and while i was sitting outside with Emily today, I looked down and there was little baby praying mantis on my hand, just looking at me and swaying from side to side....talk about cute! I found a nice, safe tree to put him onto.

I have to tell the latest about Thelma Lou the donkey. I was in the kithen today and happened to see Thelma Lou outside the window standing on the back porch...well, our puppy Hank was sitting under her face, looking up at her and she was kissing his face. She reached down and was licking his face and then her gave her a lick on the end of her nose. It was the sweetest thing in the world. Those pups and that donkey are becoming very close and where you see the donkey, you often see the dogs, too. When I feed treats to Thelma Lou, the dogs sit under her waiting for a piece of apple or carrot to fall from her mouth so they can eat it. It is really a show watching those three. Tonight as we sat down at the table to eat, it wasn't long until Thelma Lou was staring through the window at us! What a circus.

MDC, I have a friend who used to use one of those post nearly every day and swore by it...don't know if he still does but it worked for him and his sinus trouble. Anyway, hope you feel better Maude.

Made a meatloaf tonight and it seems to be giving me heartburn...think I'll go get something for it and get ready for bed. Been a busy day but hopefully more time to chat tomorrow.