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?


June 30, 2016 - Msg 105124: One other thing, MDC, my fondest memory of Maddie is when she was about 4 and we took her and her sister to a revival at our church. I remember sitting on the front row during the prayer time and little Maddie came and crawled into my lap and rested her head on me. We stayed that way for quite a while. I am very thankful for the time we had with her and that she was able to spend time in church and feel the love. God knows everything and he knew then that she would be going home early. I just have to trust him.

Boo

June 30, 2016 - Msg 105125: Absolutely, Boo. Trust God. I have no doubt at all that Maddie is with Him now. She was a child, and she was obviously reaching out to God, she even prayed and expressed her belief - nothing more is needed. Erin can rest assured that Maddie is at peace and n a wonderful place now.

Boo, it occurs to me that you're in a unique position to share some truths, and some reality bytes, with the kids in your care at work. I'm sure they're all aware of the event, since it was on the news and is no doubt a constant topic of conversation in Aransas Pass. I can just picture you gently and subtly calling it to their attention that this is where alcohol can lead. True, it doesn't usually lead to murder, but it can and sometimes does, and at best, it just makes life more difficult. As Dale would say, it never helps, it always hurts. So true.

Prayers continue that Erin can put this behind her, and go forward. I know you will be watching her to be sure she's not suppressing it and brooding about it. Probably she won't. She seems to have a good grasp of what's important, and recognizes that Maddie had taken care of it.

Blessings, porch. --Romeena

June 30, 2016 - Msg 105126: Wow Boo, that is just horrible what happened to your neighbors. I pray for all involved, and especially for poor Emily who witnessed it all and will have to live with those memories.
Like all of you, I can't fathom what would make a person kill their children, or indeed, anyone's children. They are the very innocent of innocents. Satan sure is alive and well and living in the dark recesses of people's minds. At least we know he will get his in the end.
It is a blessing knowing that your Erin is helping at VBS. It helps to keep your mind on God and not on your circumstances. Something I know but do not always follow myself.

I am up to the "Barney" episodes of my TAGS watching. Or at least, the two in a row that he is in. One where he(with Andy's help of course) breaks up the string of grocery store robberies in Raleigh, and right after is the one where Barney comes to Mayberry and goes out with that hollywood starlet that he knew in high school.
I always like the ones with Barney in them, especially when he returns to Mayberry. I don't know how many more episodes there are with him in them, but I hope there are some. I think I recall one where he organizes a meeting with some Russian diplomat at Andy's house, or is that one of the black and white ones that I just forgot about?

-Sterling Holobyte

June 30, 2016 - Msg 105127: Boo, my deepest sympathies regarding the deaths of your neighbors.

Below is a link for an update on that family shooting incident involving Boo's neighbors. It includes photos of the alleged killer and the two victims as well as comments from neighbors and friends of that family.
http://tinyurl.com/zaqddq9

from Poor Horatio

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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 Mayberry.org. 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.