March 16, 2002 - Msg 5693: Hey yall. I just got me a cell phone and I wanta get the theme from TAGS for my ring. Anybody here abouts know how to do that. Hey to all. Been busier than a one chair barber shop. Hee Hee
Fun Girl

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5694: Good afternoon porch, back home from work and it a very warm 78 degrees on my porch. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MAVIS and EMMA!! Yall have a good un. Well more good news from my cousin, they are hoping to have him talking by tomorrow. YEAH!! My Dady is doing real good and so is Granny. Well Yall have a good one, I'm going fishing. Hey Rock, mind if I borry that crock to take with me?? See ya later!--Salty Dog

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5695: Dick,thanks for the amen. SAMSCOTT

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5696: Dick,thanks for the amen. SAMSCOTT

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5697: Dick,thanks for the amen. SAMSCOTT

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5698: Happy Birthday Mavis and Emma!!! You ladies just come right on over for your birthday supper!! Just got off the ladder from painting in the new house...won't be long now. ~New Neighbor

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5699: Welcome sweet spring time we great thee in song...

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5700: Think I'll go home, take a little nap, then go to Thelma Lou's 'n watch a little tv....yep that's what I think I'll do-go home, take a nap, then go to Thelma Lou's, watch tv.

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5701: Mr. Tucker: " For the love o'mike do it! Just do it! Go take a nap! Go to Thelme Lou's for TV, JUST DO IT!!!"

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5702: WHAT's your o w d o w n ....take it e a s y.

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5703: :::ADVERTISEMENT::: Save big $$$ For sale by bulk. 55 gallon drums of Hydrogen Peroxide, For gargling purposes only::: Special one day offer for birthday people only. See Asa for details.

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5704: Happy Birthday Emma, and Mavis.!!!

March 16, 2002 - Msg 5705: Hey porch, off to bed for me been up way too long as it is. See yall at preaching. Nite--Salty Dog

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5706: Morning Porch, where is everyone? It is rainy and stormy on my porch this morning. Hope the birthday gals didn't party too hard yesterday. Well I am going back inside it is too stormy out here for me. See yall at preachng--Salty Dog

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5707: My goodness where is everone this morning? You mean to tell me I am the first one up today? You all know what that means don't you?... MEEETHEY...MEEETHEY...MEEEEETHEEEYYYY.... WELCOME SWEET SPRINGTIME WE GREET THEE IN SONGGGG...
I wish, I woke up to 4 inches of new snow on the ground this morning. Old man winter is hanging on the bitter end here.
I thought I'd get on here and see if I could scrounge up some breakfast but I see that ain't happening today. Maybe some lunch, right after preachin?


March 17, 2002 - Msg 5708: Doggone you Salty, we was posting on top of each other. Glad yer awake.


March 17, 2002 - Msg 5709: Mornin' Porchsters: Coffee's ready. Egg casserole is done and warming in the oven. Bagels, toast, homemade sticky buns,and fresh fruit are on the table. Help yourself. Door's always open...~New Neighbor

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5710: May the luck of the Irish be always at hand
And good friends always near you--
May each and every coming day
Bring some special joy to cheer you.

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5711: Morning, Asa and Salty. I'm awake now Asa, you can stop that caterwauling.
- Hazel

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5712: Oh, New Neighbor and Jennie O'boone, you wasn't there when I started posting. Top 'o the morning to both of you too.
- Hazel

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5713: Miss Emma, did you have a good birthday?

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5714: hello

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5715: Good Sabbath Porch and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
~ Mrs. O'Wiley

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5716: Evening porch, How was everyones Sabbath? Now Asa, you ought to know that you have to get up early to beat me!! Well more good news about my cousin. They said that he may get to come home in a couple of weeks!!! The doctors had first said it would be 6 months before he got to come home. So that sounds really good. Well I am off to bed for now. Gonna be a long week for me. Bosses have gone to Fla and that means that poor ol Salty gets to get up everyday at 5 in the morning. Yall have a good nite now--Salty

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5717: Happy St. Patty's Day, Porch Members! Sorry I missed the birthdays, Emma and Mavis! hope they were happy. Like I had mentioned on Friday...busy busy. The boys didn't do so hot in the tournament. My son had one outstanding game and so did some of the other boys, just not enough. But I think they had fun and there were no major incidents. For this I am thankful. Hopefully not too many more tournaments coming up I don't think.Glad your cousin's better Salty. Sorry to hear about the snow! I hope we don't get anymore. Hey to Sam Scott, Asa, jennieboone, Hazel,Mrs. Wiley, New Neighbor, Fun Girl, and Dick.
Good night all,
Charlotte Tucker

March 17, 2002 - Msg 5718: A Big Hey to the Porch! FRANKIE FLINT

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5719: Mornnin porch. Boy are things wet around here. Rained nearly all day yesterday and is raining this morning. Schools are closed due to rising water. Glad I live on the top of a hill. Salty good news about your cousin. I've already got the coffee on. Got up early this mornin to check the puter about the school closings. Didn't want to wake up the Little Rock if I didn't need to. Think I'll go get some "Krispy Kreme" doughnuts. Nothing fancy just the glazed. Boy they good when they are fresh. Sam Scott, Dick, Asa, jennie boone, Hazel, Mrs. Wiley, Mavis, New Neighbor, Fun Girl, Emma, Frankie Flint, Sallty Dog and anyone else that cares to , come on over and will have a doughnut dunking contest.

The Rock

"It's only served between 5 and 6 AM, but you know I can't sleep late anyway." ( Barney )

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5720: Morning Porch and Rock too. Boy I thought I had to get up early. And Rock beats me. Thanks for the coffee though. Hey and swing by on your way back home and bring me a couple doughnuts too. Off to work today sounds like a pretty nasty day. Supposed to be flooding and all that fun stuff. At least we leave in the upper areas. Shouldn't have to worry a whole lot. Yall have a good day. Where is Mavis?? Hope her and Ma Bell didn't have a fall out again. See yall after work--Salty Dog

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5721: Mornin' Rock! MMmmmm I jest LOVE "KK's" with coffee, many thanks. You shore know how to start a "home from schol" day! Salty - that's fantastic news about your cousin! Just amazing. We'll keep on a-praying.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Barney (with pride):"my head didn't hit the pillow before 11:15"

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5722: Morning Porch.


March 18, 2002 - Msg 5723: Mornin' Porchsters: Rock, that Krispy Kreme sounds wonderful. Helps with that early mornin' sinkin' spell whilst gettin' the youn'uns ready for school. Thankfully we are getting that desperately needed rain!! Keep prayin'. Well off to work for a few hours and then to the house for more paintin' ~New Neighbor

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5724: Mornin' Porch! Hey Rock, I'll take one of them Krispy Kremes! I wasn't invited but I figure that was just an oversight. : ) Sorry about all that risin' water. Guess we won't be playing any golf today, huh? Where's homemaker? She get the day off too? I got another busy one planned. Have a great day!
Charlotte Tucker

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5725: Mornin', everyone! Rock, I'll have a Krispy Kreme, also, or maybe three or four. I'll just bet a cyberdoughnut won't raise my blood sugar one bit, what do you think? Salty, that's wonderful news about your cousin. Just goes to show what prayer and the good Lord can do.
We've got a beautiful day here in Texas - raining really hard! Yep, it's beautiful. We were pretty dry. Sure knocks out the TV dish, though. Oh, well, who cares? It's not time for TAGS anyway.
Thanks, neighbors. I know I'd have lots of help with my yard if it wasn't for the distance. God provides, though. Another neighbor offered the name of his yard man, has known him for years, and judging by my neighbor's yard, he knows what he's doing. So, I'll be calling him.
I apologize for the length, but I just have to share this: The Plum adores those little baby carrots, they're her favorite treat. Last night, I opened the fridge and turned away for a minute. Sugarplum noticed the corner of the carrot bag peeking out of the crisper drawer, pulled on it until the drawer opened, pulled the bag out and triumphantly carried the whole bag into the living room! Of course, I couldn't let her keep it, but I did let her nose into the bag and grab one before I put the bag away. What a sight, little plumey tail just waving like a flag, she was so proud of herself!
Well, gotta run. Have a great day, friends. You are all so special. BTW, where's Tom?--Romeena

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5726: Hi Romeena. Good to see ya. I can just see the Plumbster doing her escapade. Hope all is well with ya.
Hey Charlotte, No Golf today I reckon. Bummer.
I'm on my way over for them doughnuts Rock.


March 18, 2002 - Msg 5727: I'll take a doughnut Rock, make that two, I've walked this morning so I guess I can make up for that!Nothing like the KK's freshly made.
Salty it's good to see the prayers answered. God is truly good. Keep us updated.
It'll be 80 degrees here on my side of the porch today. We've got shorts and short sleeves on. I'll send some warm weather to ya Asa.
Romeena,we'll probably be gettin' your rain tomorrow or so. 'Plum is so CUTE. You need to keep a journal on her little stunts.
Well, gotta go teach the boy a little something. He'll probably teach me too. He usually does.See ya.--Helen

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5728: Did anyone ever come up with any info on the
whereabouts of Jessie Pearson who played
singer Keevy Hazleton?

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5729: Afternoon porch, back home from work and fixing some supper. Ro, I thought about the Plum today, I am fixing a vegetable pizza thing for supper and I was putting baby carrots on it and it reminded me of her. You bring her on over and I'll give her some. Well things are sounding better about my cuz. They are doing skin grafts from his leg today to seal the hole back up. A surgery they weren't even planning until about a year from now!! Praise the Lord. But I need more prayers for a friend of mine. Hes been really depressed lately and he is only 21 so please pray for him. Beautiful day after the rain left it is back up in the 70's now. Thanks for the doughnuts Rock, youre a treasure! Later-Salty Dog

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5730: Dick,e-mail me sometime at Sam Scott.

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5731: Dick,e-mail me sometime at Sam Scott.






March 18, 2002 - Msg 5737: Hey to Msg5728: I did some checking on Jesse Pearson. If he's the same one who was in Bye Bye Birdie in 1963, I found him on the site listed as dead. Says he died of cancer in 1979 at age 49. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. Good day to all on the porch.
Charlotte Tucker

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5738: Afternoon Porch, Sure been quiet like around here lately. I think its time to get some ruckus going here. Maybe I'll get Newton Monroe to come and paint the porch. What color's would you like?


March 18, 2002 - Msg 5739: Hello Porchsters: Asa a nice shade of blue to match your eyes would be nice.

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5740: Asa, how's your cold? I think any colors will do, just as long as when it dries, it all sort of smooths together. Sam Scott, you right! Therapy is a wonderful thing. It's therapedic. I wish I had started mine 256 years ago! hee hee. Say, where is newton anyway?

~ Mrs. Wiley
"What's a flu?"

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5741: Hello, Frankie Flint. Good to see you!

March 18, 2002 - Msg 5742: Go ahead, Asa, give Newton a call, my radio's on the blink and I could use a new one. Just heard the weather forecast and it's supposed to be cool again this week so I could use a mink too. Don't reckon I need a pineapple skinner though.
Charlotte Tucker

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5743: Morning, porch.
- Hazel

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5744: Morning Porch, Cold is feeling better Mrs. Wiley, thanks for asking. How is everyone doing today? Had them Monday blues yesterday, but feeling better today. Prayers for all that need them.
Don't know where Mavis, Homemaker, FunGirl, Helen and others have run off to. Get back here soon is all I can say.


March 19, 2002 - Msg 5745: I didn't see you Charlotte or Hazel. Morning.


March 19, 2002 - Msg 5746: Mornin porch. Asa you get rid of that cold. We got a tee time just as soon as the flood waters go down. Salty sounds like you got the same problem. Old Man Kelsey's creek is rising by the minute. Romeena and Helen, don't worry about eating them KK doughnuts they aint fattening, I eat them all the time. I didn't lose my school boy figure I just added another one. Charlotte Tucker I am so sorry, dirty me dirty me I disgusted with myself, Hun you're always invited and I do hope you enjoyed the KKs. Mrs. Wiley, New Neighbor, and Hazel ya'll have a great day. Guess I'll put on the coffee Looks like the early risers had a broken arm. (Tee hee hee)

The Rock

"More power to ya." (Brisco Darling)

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5747: Mornin' Hazel, Asa, Rock, Charlotte, and all those who ain't got here yet. Busy day today...more meetings than you can point a sharp stick at. Y'all have a happy day!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"lite a fire, smoke him out. poke at 'em with that sharp stick good!"

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5748: Rock, Thanks for the apology but don't go punishin' yourself on the inside.: ) Thanks for the coffee too this mornin'. I got my coffee but wish I had some coffee cake. I was up until 11:15 makin' one for the township gals at the election hall this morning. Shoulda made one for myself (not that I need it). Primaries are today and my husband Supervisor had to set up and open the polls at 5:00 a.m. Awful damp and drizzly here today. Have fun in them meetings, Mrs. Wiley and don't shake that sharp stick too hard! Mornin' to Asa. Hope your cold is gone. All you porchsters in Kentucky and Tennessee, don't drown! Don't stick your neck out like those giraffes or you might get struck by lightning! Have a great day, everybody!
Charlotte Tucker

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5749: Morning everybody, I actually got to sleep a little late this morning.Coffee was great Rock. Morning Hazel, Mrs. WIley,Charlotte,and Asa. Sounds like you all have got busy days ahead. Don't let it get ya down..Slow down, Whats your hurry? Have a great day see ya after work!--Salty Dog

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5750: "trouble check"

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5751: Remember when......?

Turn on your sound and remember. . . . You'll enjoy this one. OK, so some
of you might have been too young to remember . . . . enjoy the music anyway.


When the worst thing you could do at school was smoke in the bathrooms,
flunk a test or chew gum. And the banquets were in the cafeteria and we
danced to a juke box later, and all the girls wore fluffy pastel gowns and
the boys wore suits for the first time and we were allowed to stay out till 12 p.m.

When a '57 Chevy was everyone's dream car. . . to cruise, peel out, lay rubber and watch drag races, and people went steady and girls wore a class
ring with an inch of wrapped dental floss or yarn coated with pastel frost nail polish so it would fit her finger.

And no one ever asked where the car keys were 'cause they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked. And you got in big trouble if you accidentally locked the doors at home, since no one ever had a key.

Remember lying on your back on the grass with your friends and saying things like "That cloud looks like a..."

And playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game. Back then, baseball was not a psychological group learning experience-it was a game.

Remember when stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals 'cause no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger.

And...with all our progress...don't you just wish...just could slip back in time and savor the slower pace...and share it with the
children of the 80's and 90's...

So send this on to someone who can still remember Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Laurel & Hardy, Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, The Lone Ranger,
The Shadow Knows, Nellie Belle, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk as well as the sound of a real mower on Saturday morning, and summers filled with bike rides, playing in cowboy land, baseball games, bowling and visits to the pool...and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.

Basically, we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive by shootings,drugs, gangs,etc.

Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we all survived because their love was greater than the threat.

Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, Yeah, I remember that!

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5752: Thats quite a stroll down memory lane. Kinda sad to see how far we have gotten off course. I be feeling like that toad in the boiling water about now. At least we have places like this we can come to and hang out, and get away from the helter skelter of life.


March 19, 2002 - Msg 5753: Thanks, msg 5751. Oh for those times again. I finished school in '83 and I thought then things couldn't get any worse. Boy was I wrong. I shudder to think about my child and grandchildren (if I should have any) and what kind of world they will have to endure. I hope to train him to bring a little good to it (he already has). I just try to remember that one day things will just be PERFECT.
Asa, glad your feeling better. Take care of yourself and drink plenty of O.J.
I've been a missin' Newton too, and where's MERLE DEAN been.
I agree with Sam Scott, Salty. My brother is in therapy now and he's like a different person, I feel as if I have a brother finally.
See ya, got to go learn about those molecule "thingy's".

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5754: Hey Asa! We 'un's was a postin' at the same time! Good to 'see ya!--Helen

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5755: By the way 5753 was from me, Helen. I guess ya'll figured that out!

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5756: Gotta go, my spaghetti water is a boilin'. The secret ingredient is Oregano.
Fun Girl

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5757: Hi Ya'll, I'm new here ~ My friend told me of a place called "The Porch", but there are millions!
I am a fan of the AGS and wanted to say hi! Worked on the Mattlock in Wilmington, NC a few times ~ Andy is still living on Figure 8 island with his wife and 2 dogs last I heard a year or so back. Anyway, hello from this Carolina girl!

Just call me "Happy"!

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5758: Hey to the porch, I just put up a blue birds nest last week and I already have a young couple builing in there. They are such fun to watch, he is such a gentleman the way he sits on the fence post waiting for her while she is inside fluffing and building. My bluebirds say hey to (Winkin, Blinkin and nod).. Emma

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5759: Hey to you Happy Carolina girl! Welcome to the porch! Pull up a chair and sit a spell. What'd ya do on Matlock? I like that show too. Watch it sometimes in the p.m. on TBS. Hey to Fun Girl. We're havin' spaghetti tonight too! Secret ingredient: Hunt's tomato sauce 99 a can! Got a new job today--rush proofing job so I gotta stay on top of it! Sorry for being in such a hurry, Salty Dog. Seems to be the nature of my business. Good evenin' to the porch. Hope it's warmer on your porch than it is on mine!
Charlotte Tucker

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5760: Hey Emma, we's postin' at the same time! So you've already got two bluebirds! Good for you! Enjoy them for me. I'd like to get me one of them houses myself.
Charlotte Tucker

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5761: Howdy, friends! Anybody want to come help me and the Plum build an ark? I've got three inches of water in my backyard. 'Course it may have as much to do with poor drainage as with volume (teehee). This Texas clay belt my house sits on could be used to caulk a bathtub. My flowerbeds have all been dug out 15 inches deep and landscaper's mix filled in, otherwise I couldn't grow weeds, much less flowers. Anyhow, we've had lots of very welcome rain, thank the Lord.
Asa, I'm glad your cold is improving. Colds are miserable, and should be against the law. Salty, it's great to hear how well your cousin is doing. Again, thank the Lord. Happy, welcome to the porch. You'll love it here, just LOVE it! Emma, bless you for providing housing for those two lovely little birds. A perfect example of how good deeds come back to bless you. Just look at the pleasure you're getting from watching them. My dear husband used to love to watch the sparrows build in our old birdhouse. The males dutifully fly back and forth, carrying grass and string and twigs and such, and the females perch in the doorway and pass judgment on the materials. If accepted, just a fast pass-off, and the male flies off for more. If rejected, he gets a shrill beak-lashing from the little hen, sadly drops his offering, and again flies off for something else. My husband often said he knew exactly how that little bird felt! Then he'd look at me in mock fear, and laugh. What fun we had! Oh, well... Everyone have a great week, and Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5762: Bless you Romeena. What great memory's you have.


March 19, 2002 - Msg 5763: Hay to msg 5751: Yes indeed I remember when; I was there and wish I was back sometimes. We don't appreciate the good things until there gone. I read somewhere that a young girl inquired of her granddad; "did you and grandmama practice safe se-? (we didn't ever use that word then). Her granddad thought for a moment... and replied, yes sweetheart we did, we used a wedding band.
In those days I rarely missed TAGS, even though I appreciate that show even more today. Thanks TVLAND! ALAN! I also miss others that are excellient for family viewing like The Andersons; Jim, Margaret, Betty (Eleanore Donahue), Bud and Kathy in "Father Knows Best". I heard that Turner bought the series along with others and put them in his film vault. Anybody, I say anybody know for sure?? Columbia said there not available presenty. Ozzie 'n Harriett; The Life of Riley; The Jack Benny Show; The Roy Rogers Show.. Yea, I remember. I guess this porch is a lot like it use to be; just go back 'n read it once 'n awhile.
Thanks, again 5751! I enjoyed that!

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5764: Evening porch, Lotta memories around here tonight. I enjoyed it too. Off to bed for now gotta be back up at 5 in the morning. Cousin started talking today for the first time in nearly 3 weeks. He is just a miracle. Had a long talk with my friend tonight too and he is doing better also. I'm not quite as worried about him as I was.Yall have a great night I'll leave the coffee on if Rock dont beat me to it.And where in the world has Mavis gotten off to. Oh well Nite Porch see ya in the morning--Salty Dog

P.S. To Asa: Yes I enjoyed my supper. Hee Hee

March 19, 2002 - Msg 5765: Seems like I've been the night owl this week. Time to hit the hay. The gals at the polls left me a little coffee cake so I had a piece just now before bed (actually I had two). Good night all.
Charlotte Tucker

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5766: A new study shows that while some giraffes are very selfish, others tend to be very selfless and giving.
a friend of Dr Pendike

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5767: Is it really the 20th? At last! Welcome sweet springtime. Good morning, porch. Romeena, I enjoyed your bird story too, and what a dear husband you had. Hey to Sugarplum. Emma, how is a bluebirds nest diferent from a regular nest? I believe I'll try to put one up too. Tell me how you did it. Or have Winkin tell Blinkon and Blinkon tell Nod and Nod can tell me. Salty, your cousin really is a miracle, I'm so glad for you. Welcome to the porch, Happy. How'd the voting go, Charlotte? See ya all at coffee.
- Hazel

Barney: What man would vote for a woman?
Foley: The same weak kneed, chicken livered, turn coat that would sign a petition!
Barney: I'm just waitin' for you to go too far.

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5768: GOOD SPRING MORNING PORCH. The first day of spring and I can't hardly contain myself. Love that quote Hazel. It's a good one.
Salty has a new dish to try, It's called yacos. Ya'll have to ask her what they is.
Morning to Charlotte and to everyone else here this morning. Happy spring to you all.

Oh and welcome to Happy. Nice to welcome a new friend to the porch.

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5769: Mornin porch. Salty did not see the coffee so I'll put on another pot. Glad to hear that your cousin is making such a wonderful recovery and that your friend is doing well. Oh wait a minute thare's the coffee, right nest to the crock. Hummm, which one. Charlotte Tucker good luck on your new job. Emma don't the trees seem nice and full. Romeena I have to agree with your husband. (I can play golf any time I want to. I just have to check with Mrs. Rock to make sure I want to.) Asa You git rid of that cold, it's gitting to be golfing weather. #5751 boy do I remember. As Ernest T. Bass would say,"Yep was right out there in the middle of it." Happy, welcome to the porch, you goning to like it here. Mrs. Wiley, Helen, Fun Girl, and Hazel ya'll have a great day.

The Rock

"Pa can I go out an play now." (Opie

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5770: Hey to the Porch.
In honor of the arrival of Spring(time), let's all make
a nice group and give good ol' 14-A a try.....
what do you say, gang? good ol' 214-A?

Lemme go get my throat spray first....

"Can you tell a bird not to sing? Can you tell a bird to just go Chirp-Chirp?
Aw Andy, I'm like a bird, I was born to sing.."

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5771: Hey to my Porch buddies!! Thanks for the Birthday wishes! Ya'll are the best! *sniff* I gotta catch up on all the posts but thought I better post before Asa puts out an APB. Finally got my phone troubles worked out!! so I won't be gone so long like that anymore! More later friends!

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5772: Hey everybody. How is everybody doing today?? Hope yall are having a good one. Its kinda rainy here where I live but the rain is much needed. Be careful out there, ya hear!!

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5773: Hey, Mavis! Glad you're back, hon. Now, I want to know this -- Where is Chaplain Tom? Haven't heard one of his pretty poems in waaay too long! Hope he's okay. Asa, can you send out a search party? We need that boy around here!
Speaking of memories, friends, you're talkin' to a gal who graduated high school in 1956! Now, I ask you, could anyone have any better memories than mine? What a wonderful decade that was, the 50's. We were so innocent, and we had so much fun. A "big date" involved either a drive-in movie or the roller-skating rink, and always ended up at Buddy's on the Fredericksburg Hwy or at the Bun'N Barrel on the Austin Hwy. Either way, it meant a big old greasy, juicy, oniony burger and a frosted mug of root beer, and probably some decadent fries and/or onion rings. Weight and blood sugar were of no concern (I weighed 108 lbs and the only diabetic I'd ever heard of was my uncle.) I wore a poodle skirt, matched sweater sets, and yards of petticoats. I even wore one of those elastic waist-cincher belts. On a 21" waist it looked pretty good! Oh, those were the days.
After our first date, my future husband hitch-hiked from Randolph AFB out to my house in the country the next afternoon. I wasn't expecting him, and just as he arrived I rode in on my horse after riding for several hours. It was July (in Texas), I was wearing shorts and the horse wasn't wearing a saddle. When I dismounted, my legs were covered with horsehair and horse sweat. The back of my shirt was, too, because I'd been lying back on his rump looking at clouds while he grazed in a little secret meadow I knew about. My husband told me years later that he had come out there because he thought he was in love, and seeing me like that confirmed it!! He was one in a million.
Well, enough of that. I just wish everyone could have grown up in the 50's. I feel truly blessed. Have a great day, friends.--Romeena

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5774: Goodmornin to the porch. Hey Charlotte hope you can put up a bird house too they are such fun to watch. Yesterday he was running off the Red Birds while she was busy at work.
Hazel I'm just "winging it" haha on the blue bird thing. I do know the size of the hole on the house is smaller than on other houses, and that you can't put the blue bird houses close together or they won't build. Loved your bird story Romeena.


March 20, 2002 - Msg 5775: Romeena, what great stories. Sounds like he was a treasure. Don't float away now. That goes for the ones in KY and TN too.
Welcome to Happy. We're Happy that you're here.;) You'll like it a lot.
Speaking of blue birds, I went to walk the furbabies and saw the first one. Kind of a rare sight. Might just put me one of those houses up.
Thanks for the coffee Rock, hope I got the right one! We'll soon find out. Hey right back at 'ya.
Hey to Emma, Asa, Mavis, Jelsik. Hazel, Charlotte, Salty Dog, and everybody!--Helen


March 20, 2002 - Msg 5776: Hey to the porch on this beautiful, rainy first day of spring! I haven't been able to get over here to say thanks to everybody for the nice birthday wishes on my birthday. So THANK YOU all so much for wishing me happy birthday. We had some flood damage Sunday night and cleaning that up has kept me busy. That wasn't a very pleasant way to end the weekend but it could've been worse. I got some wonderful birthday cards and gifts from my Mayberry friends, really made me feel special. Mayberry friends are the best in the world. I see there's a new Emma posting on the porch so I guess I can officially call myself the "old Emma" now. Romeena, what sweet memories you have.


March 20, 2002 - Msg 5777: Good afternoon porch, I tried to post this morning but something wasn't right. Oh well It a beautiful day until I got off work and then it started raining. What causes that? I see Asa has been talking about me again! Rock thanks for the coffee. Mavis, good to see ya again girl. I missed ya. Well I think Im gonna have a little nap and then cook some supper. Yep thats the plan nap then supper. But no yacos tonight. Sorry Asa. Romeena I loved your story. Come over to my porch sometime and tell me some more. See yall later, my couch is looking really good.(yawn)--Salty Dog

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5778: Hi,everyone on the porch. First day of spring and it is wetter than Myer's lake up here in Kentucky.Had so much rain I looked for Noah. If zny of youall ever come through kentucky look me up. My addressz is 147 North Main Street, Madisonville,Ky. Apt.3-D. The zip is 42431. Sam Scorr.

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5779: trouble check


E'ven'n porch! Romeena, you really are blessed. Cherish every memory. Hey to Hazel, Asa, Rock Beloved Jelsik, Mavis, Emma(s), Helen and Sam Scott!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Barney: "It's kinda sad seeing how everybody's gotten older."
Andy: "Won't they be surprised to see that we haven't changed a bit?"

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5781: I kinda messed up that quote - please excuse. ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5782: Glad you haven't floated away Sam Scott! Hey to Helen, Jelsik, Romeena, Mavis, Emma, Rock, Asa, and friend of Dr. Pendike??! Rock, I am a freelancer-so the new job I was talking about is just that a job, not a JOB. Wanted to clarify. Sure got to be a sunny nice spring day here today. I'm ready. Gotta get these books done so I can spend some time outdoors!
Charlotte Tucker

Don't the trees seem full?!

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5783: Good evening. How do you do, Mrs. Wi--iley? We was postin' at the same time!
Charlotte Tucker

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5784: Oh dear. You mean we have 2 Emmas? I thought the one with the blue bird house was the same one that we wished happy birthday to on March 16th. Oh, no. I'm in the twilight zone!
- Hazel

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5785: The very first time I ever saw a real, live, Blubird was with "old Emma" while we were together in TN. last spring. I'll ever forget it. It just added yet anohter wonderful memory that I've enjoyed with Mayberry family.
ps Welcome to Emma, and hey to everyone else.

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5786: Can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting an Emma. 2 Emmas are better than one.
Yahoooo Mavis is back. Boy maybe I can sleep tonight now that I know your ok. Now Tom needs to check in.
Romeena, I could listen to your stories all day long. You grew up in a time I can only dream about. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. You bring so much to the porch.
How's things Mrs. Wiley? Improving I pray. Hope so anyway dear.
Nice to see you Charlotte. Sounds like you know whats up.
Spring is sure here for us. Got nice and warm today, love it, just love it. Better than Salty's yacos even.
Hurry up and get yer house done N.N. We be missing you.
Gotta go eat now. Later gang.


March 20, 2002 - Msg 5787: Salty, by the way, what are yacos?
We better have a lot of pills around for the Emmas!Welcome New Emma, Dr.Pendike's friend, Sam Scott! Ya'll come over for some cake, fresh out of the oven.--Helen

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5788: Someone asked me this mornin' how the election went. I wasn't the most informed voter for this primary but there had been lots of corruption talk about our governor. Two people ran against him on the ballot. I voted for one of them and do you know the gov. still won? Go figure. It's mighty late. I'm probably the last one up again. Good night porch.
Charlotte Tucker

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5789: Hey homemaker, are ya planning on going to "Mayberry in the Midwest" this summer? I think that the hubby and Little Opie and I are gonna head out there? I am going to call for info tomorrow. Do you have the number? In case you don't it's 1-800-676-4302. Luckily for us it's just before our county fair so we will be able to
enjoy both events. Oh how I wish they could get the Darlings to sing. I'd just be pickled tink.
Hey to all.
Fun Girl

March 20, 2002 - Msg 5790: If it wasn't for friends like ou.

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5791: Morning Porch. Gonna be another great spring day here on my porch. Nice to see ya FunGirl. Where ya been hiding? How was Vegas? Don't know where our Homemaker's been either. She's been kinda sparse around here lately. Must be busy.
Thats amazing how once folks get put in office, you can't hardly ever get them out Charlotte. There's a lot of that going around.
Hey AngeFan, sorry about dumping you last night, my computer locked up on me and locked up good. Thought I was gonna have to call the man. Is anyone else having problems getting on the cutlass. Everytime I try to I get an error script, and then my computer freezes up or logs off. Anyone else having problems like that.
Sure is nice to have you back with us Mavis. Them skins look to be putting quite a team together this off season. Rafe may be in for a long season, again. (snicker)
Well, off to work for me. Someones gotta do it. Maybe I'll stop and get me some of Salty's yacos for lunch. Later gang.


March 21, 2002 - Msg 5792: Morning, porch. Asa, I been having troubles getting on the cutlass too. Maybe it's one of them virus bugs.
- Hazel

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5793: Mornin porch. Got things to do places to go and people to see today. Going to be busier than a one arm paper hanger. Hopefully I can check back later. ((((((to all)))))).

The Rock

"Who's going to make me." (Otis)
"Me, myself and I." (Barney)
"That's three people." (Otis)

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5794: Morning Porch! No coffee yet? I'll put it on. Ya'll stopping by, drag up a chair and have a cup. As for me, I gotta get busy like Rock. What's your hurry?
Charlotte Tucker

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5795: Hey Everybody. Thanks for inviting me to pull up a chair Charlotte. You are so kind. Just like everybody else here in Mayberry. I would like a cup of coffee though. Sugar and creamer too please. Thanks. No tea or punch Thank you

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5796: Is the diner open? Leon could go for a nice well done steak, baked potatoe,some greens & mac & cheese. But have to hurry off to church tonite so will settle for a hot dog.

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5797: Leon would also like to say that I love this site. If I ever seem to skip out of a conversation on the porch or the bulletin board it's because I'm doing all this from my job & duty calls. Don't have internet on home pc yet. Am in the office between 9:30-6 est. Good Luck to you & yours.

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5798: Hey to the porch. I remember that bluebird, Jennie. What a nice place to be in the springtime, the mountains of TN. Gosh, when you say "old Emma"..I mean when you say it OUT like that..well, it just don't sound right. I believe I'd rather not be "old Emma"..I want to be just plain Emma. I've got a good memory to share, back when I was "young Emma" and my daddy would carry me on his shoulders and we'd take walks at night in the summer and he'd show me the moon. He taught me to say "I see the moon and the moon sees me. God bless the moon and God bless me." That's one of my favorite memories of him now. And somebody sent me the moon with that poem on it for my birthday. I just LOVE it. I'm sorry that I haven't already said happy birthday to Mavis. I hope you had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mavis! And I hope you'll have many more to come.


March 21, 2002 - Msg 5799: Hey Fun Girl . .hoping to be in New Castle. that's reight before my birthday so I think it would be nice if my hubby took me up there. Have you had your IEP conf. yet? Been awfully busy with school and youngun's here lately. I hope to be a little more regular - more than once a week. Hey to everyone and thanks for thinkin of me! while I was gone. . .


March 21, 2002 - Msg 5800: To CHAROLETT Tucker,are you the one married to the man that falls down alot? Just thought that joke might brighten you day. Sam Scott

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5801: Evenin porch!Thanks for all the Birthday wishes, guess if Emma is 'old Emma' I'll have to be 'old *Mavis' since we had birthdays on the same day. We got tons of rain, now they are calling for snow tonight! Go figger!

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5802: Hey new messenger 5795: Did you also post 96 and 97? You wanna us to call you Leon? Or do we already have a Leon? (I haven't been here that long myself.) Welcome! Good quotes. I like your "amenities." That's a good one, Sam Scott! I absolutely love that phone conversation between the sisters whose feet fall asleep. I 'm Charlotte (of the Buffalo Tuckers). Actually, Malcolm says he's from Charlotte. Hence, my name! Man in a Hurry! It just doesn't get any better than that! Night Mavis, Emmas (old and new), homemaker, Sam Scott, Leon?, and anyone else I missed.
Charlotte Tucker

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5803: Hey porch, off to bed, had a long day today. See ya in the morning. Hope everybody has a good Friday. Mavis, you keep that snow up there. I am ready for Spring. Nite porch--Salty Dog

March 21, 2002 - Msg 5804: Howdy, friends! My 'puter has been in the shop for a couple of days, getting a CD-RW added. Now it's got it, and I don't know what to do with it!! Dern new-fangled gadget!
Suggestion to the two Emmas... Since Emma went by two different last names on the show, why don't you two choose one and let that make the distinction? Maybe our "old" Emma could use the first one, and the "new" Emma could use the most recent one, or whatever.
Asa, thanks for your kind words about my long-winded stories. Trust me, hon, you don't want to encourage me! Us old gals can go on, and on, and on.....
Wish I could quote the scene as Andy is taking Otis's bottle away from him and escorting him to his cell. Otis has been fighting imaginary fireflies, and Andy convinces him to leave the bottle behind by telling him it draws fireflies. Otis's horrified reaction and ready agreement are just priceless. The comedy was as much visual as scripted, so a quote wouldn't do it justice. Thanks, TVLand.--Romeena

March 22, 2002 - Msg 5805: Mornin Porch, can't stay long - overworked/underpaid. Just wanted to suggest Ro, that you load the software to burn CD's (should come with a help file) - the burning process is really easy. Go to some sites that have eppisodes of TAGS, copy the files down to your hard drive, then drag/add them into the CDR program...then you have epps to watch anytime from your computer! Then you can send me some! :-) God Bless everyone!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Asa, things going downhill fast on all fronts. I'll know more after Monday. So far Mom seems OK, but hasn't gotten test results back yet (or so she says...)

March 22, 2002 - Msg 5806: Mornin porch. Things should slow down today. The coffee is on and also some hot coco since it is cold here on my end of the porch. Mrs. Rock got some bad news yesterday. She thought that she could retire in June but found out she has to teach one more semister. Mrs. Wiley I've seen some CDs that my 22 year old son has that I'd like to burn. Younguns younguns younguns. Also prayers for your mom.((((((Emmas, homemaker, Sam Scott, Mavis, Charlotte Tucker, Salty Dog, and Romeena))))))))). Got Some blueberry and banana nut muffins sitting on the counter right beside the crock. Help yourselves.

The Rock

"No thank you ma'am, 3 cuts of pie is my high water mark." (Briscoe Darling)

March 22, 2002 - Msg 5807: Morning Porch, You forgot me Rock. And I hate to be forgotted when food is involved. Just a small memory lapse brought on by them advancing years, I'm sure.:) Sorry that Mrs. Rock has to go a little longer.Must be tough to be prepped to retire and then find out you can't quite yet. I'm still looking at 20 years fer I can contemplate it. Oh well, thats life through and through.
I mean it Romeena, you expose them memories all you want out here, I truly love hearing them. And I bet I ain't alone.
Mrs. Wiley, I be praying extry hard for you and your Mama this weekend. I know yer job situation has been a mess fer ya fer a while now, and ya don't need that kinda stress on ya, poor dear. Hang in there, things will improve.
Hey to Charlotte, and Salty Dog, the inventor of the yaco.
Good to hear from Homemaker. Glad yer doing ok.
Gotta go slay the dragon now. Ya'll act like somebody today.