The Taylors' Front Porch
Pull up a chair! Have a sit-down an' shoot the breeze with us. Later on, maybe we'll go down to the drugstore to get a bottle of pop .  .  . maybe see what's showin' at the Grand .  .  .  . What you gonna do tonight, Barn?

March 24, 2019 - Msg 111924: Here is the one I watched last night if you're interested.


March 24, 2019 - Msg 111925: Oh, I'll sweep up. It's the least I can do. :)


March 24, 2019 - Msg 111926: Mornin' Dears!

I stayed home from church this morning but watched it online. It doesn't feel the same but am so glad to be able to still worship. I can turn the music down. Haha!

Asa - Nice job sweeping! I too use the crockpot more during the summer but we cannot grill where we live. We are contemplating buying a tabletop convection oven/air fryer. It's bigger than a toaster oven but smaller than a regular oven. We are thinking that we could save money on the air conditioning bill by not heating the big oven up.
MDC - Happy Belated Birthday to the Mrs! I hope y'all had a great day! I watched the new Mary Poppins last night and though it was entertaining (and much better than many movies out now) you are right that it is not nearly as good as the original.
Maude - I hope Mr. Maude finds something soon!
Boo - Besides prayer, is there anything else we can do? And I agree with everyone else...depend on Jesus and turn on TAGS when possible! I think everyone has the run away syndrome when things get tough. I hope that the changes that are needed are made at work!
G-F- What types of shows does Karen do?
Romeena - How is Barbara? How awful for John.
Spot - Are you getting your garden planted in this gorgeous weather?

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sabbath and week ahead!


March 24, 2019 - Msg 111927: Lucy, she does some shows telling stories of being a Don Knotts daughter, some she does a combination of her and her fathers type of comedy. She does one featuring her quirky type of humor and costuming...I think she is trying to honor her fathers legacy and trying to find he own nitch in the business, which Iím SURE is a difficult thing to do...
Hereís a video of one.


March 24, 2019 - Msg 111928: ...Asa....SPOILER ALERT!!...You MAY NOT want to click on the link since you are seeing her tomorrow...

March 25, 2019 - Msg 111929: Hello Porch
Nice sweep Asa
Mom is on Hospice now and they sure have been a blessing and helping me. Mom has been to weak to get up the last three days. Not sure if she will be able to get up anymore. I have been taking my laptop in her room and hooking it up to her TV so we could watch the Daily Mass together. Been trying to keep her as comfortable as I can. Just wanted to check in and say hello to everyone.

March 25, 2019 - Msg 111930:
FRankie, thank you for checking in. What a blessing...daily church service for her.
Sounds like her transition to the other side of the Jordan is near. Prayers indeed for you both.
ASA--I watched some of that video just now.
My goodness, those early computers had to make precise engine burns. (And RO thought
her keyboard was hard to work with!) Amazing!
A very good day today. I did my AZ taxes, so now both Fed and state are done!
This is the first time, tho, in my 50 some years of tax forms that the "Wages, Salaries, & Tips" line was a zero!
Lucy, thanks for dropping by. Always good to hear from you.
RO--how did the new preacher do?
Happy springtime,

March 25, 2019 - Msg 111931: Good morning all.

Frankie, thanks for checking in. I'm sorry to read about your Mom, but I'm glad you got Hospice involved. They were a tremendous help to us when I was going through with my Dad what you are going through with your Mom. You are in my prayers for sure.

Well GF, It looks like I will not be going to Karen Knotts show tonight. Stacey is unable to make it, and everyone else is busy. I just hate going to things like that alone. Bums me out because I really wanted to see it. We never get much stuff like that around here. Oh well, such is life.

Great to see you posting Lucy. I do hope all is well with you and your family.

Big Maude, I keep praying that something will become available for your husband. I'm so sorry you are having to go through this struggle. It has to be frustrating for sure.

Romeena, my prayers continue for Barbara and John. That is such an awful thing they have been handed. I hope you had a nice visit with your visiting family.

I have my two youngest grand kids coming over this morning for a spell. Allison and Charlotte. They are so darn cute. 5 and 3. Well Seth is the youngest, but he isn't staying. :)

I hope everyone has a great day and a great week.


March 25, 2019 - Msg 111932: Well Asa...Itís Ok to watch the video then...Sorry Buddy you cannot make the show, but this video at least letís you get the jest of what she does in her show....

Continued prayers Frankie...Hospice does a great job for both the patient and the family during these hard times.

Continued prayers for everyone who is struggling right now, the sticks are bundled up for sure!...


March 25, 2019 - Msg 111933: Good afternoon, porch! It's a beautiful, blue and gold day here on my end of the porch, after a big old rainstorm last night. Can't ask for more than that!

I just spoke with Barbara's daughter by phone. Barbara is still intubated. She is not fully conscious, but does open her eyes, and will at times look toward someone who speaks to her. She moves all extremities, frequently. She now has pneumonia (not surprising, with the intubation in place - the tube is a perfect highway for bacteria to travel from the mouth to the lungs) but they're treating for that. The plan is to remove the tube and put in a trach tube. It's a lot cleaner, and is much more comfortable for the patient.

John is still pretty much a mess. I learned that the police treated the house as a possible crime scene, and processed it thoroughly, but found nothing. It does appear that someone came up behind her on the porch and struck her before she even got the front door unlocked. Apparently, after hitting her, they ran, because no other harm was done to her. Thank God for that. I told her daughter about this porch, and that people from all over the country are praying for her mom. She was very moved, and very grateful.

Now I have another prayer need. My grandson, Hudson - our young piano and bassoon player - has been running a high fever since Friday. It has been as high as 104.6, and is now hanging around 100-101. He has been to the ER, had blood tests and a chest x-ray, and sent home. His white blood count is normal, so that rules out bacterial infection. They think it's a viral meningitis, no treatment for that, it just runs its course and makes you miserable as it does. If he's not better by tomorrow, they may do a spinal tap, just to be sure it's not bacterial, but the normal white count pretty much rules that out anyway. His mom has learned that a friend of his had viral meningitis about three weeks ago, so apparently it's present in their school community. Poor kid has really been miserable.

The Orkin man will be here again in a little while. I'm still seeing evidence of a rat in the garage. Asa, you asked a while back about the electronic devices to scare them away, and I never responded. I do have one, it sits on the garage floor, aimed beneath my car, and still they get in the car. They don't seem at all impressed by the device. I thought we had gotten the last one with one of Orkin's traps, but last Friday, I moved that trash bag and found the newly-constructed nest, so I know there's at least one more out there. He is not long for this world!

Well, guess I'll go scare up a little lunch. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

March 25, 2019 - Msg 111934: I checked in to see if you had posted an update on Hudson, Ro. I have been following Brittany's post on facebook but hadn't seen anything new. Poor boy must feel pretty miserable. I suspected viral meningitis when she mentioned him vomiting, but certainly didn't want to scare Brittany by saying as much. Those nasty viruses have caused me many gray hairs, I am sure. I used to worry so much about Sean when he was little. He would get a virus and his temps would shoot up for days and days. Praying for Hudson's full recovery very soon.

Poor Barbara and John! What a terrible thing. May the Lord work all of this out through his grace and bring physical and emotional healing.

I had a good weekend at Shoreline and our new nurse showed up to work saying that she had taken a migraine pill and muscle relaxer on Friday and didn't wake up till Saturday morning, hence she didn't show up for work. I think it is strange that she didn't call and let someone know the next morning, if her story is true. Never the less, I was very happy to see her come into work on Saturday. I heard through the grapevine that he company who bought shoreline is one that buys, fixes up, and then sells businesses. It will be interesting to see what happens. I work at the high school and junior high tomorrow so that should be easy.

Things are going fairly well here at home today. I am feeling a mild anxiety and depression but certainly better than it had been. Thank you again for your prayers.



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This version of The Taylor's Front Porch has been created to pay our respect to the original porch found on Thanks to Frank for all the work he did for Mayberry on the web. We've tried to make this just like Frank's Porch. This is also a tribute to Ollie's "Trivialities" site which was another homage to Frank's porch but is no longer with us.