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 19, 2018 - Msg 110028: Hey Y'all- Happy Anniversary to the MDCs!! I see on Facebook that they had a nice Italian Dinner out at Morellis to celebrate!

G-F,wish I could make the Meet- Up and gonna try real hard to get in a few trips up to Mount Airy soon- I need some Mayberry!

Well wishes and prayers for all who need them-take care & stay cool,y'all!

possum u.a.r.

June 19, 2018 - Msg 110029: Uh huh- make me sweep the Porch,will ya? Well,that's what I get for staying under my rock for so long!

possum again

June 19, 2018 - Msg 110030: Hi all,
Rom be safe from all the rain and bad storm comming.


June 20, 2018 - Msg 110031: I hear there are some pretty wild storms thru-out various parts of the country! Ya all be careful out there.
Good to see ya POSSUM! Yup, they even let us bring our own bottle! ha
POOR Horatio, also good to see you after such a long hiatus!

Nate Bracey, your ep was on ME-TV tonight. I have always liked that reunion episode. My fav line
is when a guy's wife says "Let's dance, they are playing a cha cha cha." And the guy turns to Andy
and says, "I guess I better, we took lessons!"
He also makes a great facial expression! :)
Thank you for all the Anniversary well-wishes.
Praying for our country regarding this latest border mess. Such a complicated issue.
God bless you all,

June 20, 2018 - Msg 110032: Barney: 'It's Nate Bracey'
Andy: 'Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey!'
Nate: 'Nate Bracey!'

They don't write TV dialogue like that anymore.

June 20, 2018 - Msg 110033: Barney: 'It's Nate Bracey'
Andy: 'Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey!'
Nate: 'Nate Bracey!'

They don't write TV dialogue like that anymore.

June 20, 2018 - Msg 110034: Barney: 'It's Nate Bracey'
Andy: 'Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey!'
Nate: 'Nate Bracey!'

They don't write TV dialogue like that anymore.

June 20, 2018 - Msg 110035: Maybe they should have dubbed that episode "The Nate Bracey Show" starring "Nate Bracey". I'm not a drinking man but I have heard of games when drinkers take a drink every time a certain word or name is spoken on a show. I would reckon a feller could get right bobby dazzled if he used Nate Bracey in that episode. :)


June 20, 2018 - Msg 110036: Good evening, porch. Sorry I've been a little scarce, have been a bit "misplaced" for a couple of days. Nothing wrong, just busy. At the moment, I'm enjoying the last of the daylight outside my "window on the world." The sun is almost out of sight, and the sky is unbelievably beautiful. The sky is a soft blue/gray, and is streaked with fluffy clouds, which are all rosy pink, gold, or lavender. So pretty! I'm always amazed at the kindness and the imagination of God, to make things so beautiful for us to enjoy. Color, just color itself, is a wonderful gift, and He didn't have to make things that way, but I'm so glad He did.

I was grateful for His grace on Tuesday, too. I was on my way to my dental appointment, driving west on a fairly busy street. I approached a big intersection, with a green light, that had just changed to green. The oncoming traffic was still behind a red light, which had not changed yet. Fo some reason, there's a few seconds delay from that direction. As I entered the intersection, a car that had been stopped on that light suddenly shot out into a left turn, right in front of me. I slammed on my brakes, steered left as hard as I could, and missed him by a matter of inches. My light had not changed, it was still green, as proven by the three cars that followed me through the intersection. Why on earth he chose to just jump out there in front of me like that, I'll never know, but this old gal found reflexes I didn't know I still had! I'm pretty sure that my guardian angel's hair must be whiter than mine by now, after chasing after me all these years.

Nate Bracey, it's nice to see you on the porch. Don't be such a stranger! Poor Horatio, it's good to see you again, too. To answer your question, no, the little toys never arrived, and I've tried without success to work my way through the convoluted maze of their "customer service" department, so I've given up. The little hearts weren't just like Toye Starr's old one anyway, and she might not even have accepted them. I do appreciate your trying. You're a good friend.

Well, guess I'll turn in. It's early, but I've got to be at a restaurant at 8 a.m., for a birthday breakfast for a friend. I wish someone would tell the one who drummed this party up that breakfast is served until 9:30 at that particular restaurant. Anyway, prayers for our ailing ones, surely, and for all who are facing decisions, difficulties and problems. Just let go, and let God. It works out better that way. --Romeena

June 20, 2018 - Msg 110037: I’m thinking REV was looking out for you Romeena, he heard us talking about Babe’s..Glad you’re OK..G-F

June 20, 2018 - Msg 110038: Hey to the Porch!

Glad you're ok, too, Romeena!

Porchsters, did you ever have the feeling you were on a spinning ride at an amusement park without a seatbelt?! Our America feels just like that!

Good wishes to Asa, G-F, TOM, SPOT, Boo, Nate, Frankie, PH, MDC, possum, Maude and everyone else watching Howard bowl that 300.

John Masters

June 21, 2018 - Msg 110039: ROMEENA, so glad you had those quick reflexes!
The main problem with left arrows at our intersections here, is that even after the arrow turns red, cars
keep turning well after our light has turned green!! Very frustrating.

BTW, how did your 'intervention' go with the lady at home?
GOOD, I hope.
A widow lady from our church, whom we have been helping,
to make the big decision to have in-apt caregivers or move to a care facility,
as she can't do all she used to for herself.
JOHN MASTERS, yes, sometimes I wonder if all is a dream!

ASA- I have heard about the Bob Newhart drinking thing. Every time they say
"Bob" on the old show, one goes down the hatch. One could get pretty gassed,
like the ladies group did! ha

Prayers for all,

June 21, 2018 - Msg 110040: Just a note to say hello to the Porch.

June 21, 2018 - Msg 110041: Happy Thursday porch! stopping by for a howdy and a little rocking in my chair. I have been busy this week, working later hours and using my time at home to take care of all the things that need to be done over and over again ( laundry, cleaning and other chores).

Its been hot on my end of the porch, in the 90's most days til late evening. Storms coming our way the next few days.

G-F: hopefully I will be headed to Mt. Airy for the meet up next month. My plan is to leave Thursday the 19th early afternoon and be there by about 4 or so. looking forward to seeing everyone.

Romeena: glad you avoided an accident. Rev and the Lord were certainly looking out for you.

dinner menu will be: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, peas, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers
rolls. honeybun cake for dessert. Tea, lemonade to drink.

Prayers and blessings to all
Big Maude

June 21, 2018 - Msg 110042: Good morning, porch! I've been to the birthday breakfast, to the bank, spent a bit of time in the yard with Eddie and Tommy, who are still weeding and digging out sprouted trees, and am now in the house, cooling down a bit, and it's not even noon yet! I feel so industrious!

John Masters, I know what you mean about America spinning out of control, and I don't mean politically. I'm far less concerned about the political climate, much more concerned about the misguided, dangerous moral compass that seems to prevail in the general population. Politically, while President Trump leaves much to be desired in some of his own personal behavior, he's making some very good choices in policy, and in moral issues that affect the country in general. I shudder to think what would have happened had Hillary gotten into office. I realize that abortion is a personal issue, and not everyone sees it the same. There is a continuum of opinion, I know, that goes from "zero" to "anything goes", and you can probably guess where I would be on that scale. No one has to guess where Hillary would be, she stated it clearly. She thinks it's fine right on into the third trimester, the very last weeks. I disagree. I can only conclude that she has never seen a preemie, born at 20+ weeks. Call it whatever you wish, it's a baby. Give it just a few more weeks in the safety of the womb, and it will be fine. There is a reason why abortion clinics don't allow the mother to see the remains of the aborted infant, and why they insist on calling it "pregnancy tissue" rather than a "baby."

Well, that's enough. To each his or her own, I guess. Unless you happen to be "pregnancy tissue", that is. In that case, you have no rights, not even the right to life.

Blessings, porch. --Romeena

June 21, 2018 - Msg 110043: Exactillioso! :)

June 21, 2018 - Msg 110044: A Good Thursday to everyone and everybody!

Good to see you back, Maude! We were about to send out an APB for all of you aliases!

Romeena - Didn't want to get the Porch stirred up with political or moral issues, but I am just jaw dropped at what is happening! The violent surge that's traveling coast to coast is very worrisome! My wife and I have a niece that's just about to turn 13 and God help her thru all of this! I hope she uses her better and wise judgment in some of the issues she will surely run into. Ok..*sigh*..soapbox back under the porch.

Feelin special sporty tonight. So, drink 'em if ya' got 'em! SONIC drinks on me tonight! This means Boo, MDC, SPOT, TOM, Asa, Frankie, G-F, Nate, PH and everyone else headin' over to Mrs. Wi-ley's dance tonight!

Take care, folks!

John Masters

June 22, 2018 - Msg 110045: Thanks for the cool drink John!
Well, HAPPY SUMMER to everyone on this longest
day of the year! Down here at the Phx end of the porch the sun didnt set until 8:30 PM. It may seem early to you all on DST however. We dont do DST here cuz its too dang hot as it is. 113 today.

I found another small "inconstistancy" in a TAGS episode. In the Great Filling Station Robbery, when Barney is setting up the camera, and he reaches the door with the string, the scene outside shows a cement sidewalk and a house! Normally, Wally's seems to be a bit more out-of-townish. Cue up the following link to 14:20 to see it!
Yup, I have definitely watched all the eps way too many times! ha
GF--you could bring it up at the Meet Up.

FRANKIE--thanks for checking. Prayers continue for your mother.

Maude--I bet your humidity is pretty high too. Hang in there.
Thanks for the dinner, good comfort food.

Nite all,

June 22, 2018 - Msg 110046: R.I.P Charles Krauthammer at 68. :(

June 22, 2018 - Msg 110047: Great Job MDC, you are a trained watcher...You are right, Wally’s always was portrayed as being on the outskirts of town. Yes I will bring that one up while we are sitting under the Gazebo discussion the shows. We have actually done that very thing as we have watch the episodes at night under the stars!...Floyd has his projector so we can watch pause and discuss at the same time.

If I recall the last one we dissected was the episode where the gold truck came thru town...

We analyze them for fun and not to be critical, but it DOES show how focused we are on the show, so that is why we do trivia contests there too!...Yep a FUN weekend for SURE!

113 Degrees?...Yep, As REV used to say too...That’s Dang Hot!...

John Masters, good to see ya pop in, How’s your KC Royals doing? The Tribe is doing good around my parts.

Maude, I’m coming in on Thursday too!..See ya when you get there!...SPOT, we will save you guys a spot at the gazebo just in case you do come...


June 22, 2018 - Msg 110048: Morning, Porch

G-F - My Royals?? They're what Fred Boone says every morning..."Yickk." I believe they have the second worst record in the majors. Ah, the rebuilding process. We went all in for that championship and this is what came from it.
In reference to the "Black Day In Mayberry", here's another Barney's trench coat go from wet to dry to wet going to, sitting in and leaving the hotel.

Well, better git...gotta go put a new tire on the car. Hey to Boo, Romeena, MDC, Asa, Frankie, Maude, TOM, SPOT, Nate, PH and everyone else welcoming Jim Lindsey back home!

John Masters

June 22, 2018 - Msg 110049: Good Friday all.

John Masters, I have noticed the rain coat on Barney in that episode. Seems to be one of the few episodes where it really did rain on the 40 acres set.

GF, Another little thing I have noticed concerning Wally's location comes in a color episode. It is the one where Helen's Niece is visiting and out doing Opie in most everything. Anyway, there is a scene where they are I believe in Andy's front yard, and they race to "that tree". Cynthia beats him. Then it shows Floyd in his car, parked at Wally's, and they both watched the race. It almost plays out like Wally's was right next to Andy's house. I'd love for you to bring that one up in your discussions. Maybe I am remembering wrong, because I don't watch the color eps very much, but that seems like a glaring inconsistency to this old bank guard.

Romeena, sure glad you still got those cat like reflexes and avoided an accident. Big old Caddy or not, you don't need no fender benders.

We have the Thunderbirds in town this weekend for a big air show at Hill Air Force Base. They sure are a joy to watch. I saw an old P-38 flying around yesterday. I love those old airplanes. Such history. And for such an odd looking plane, the 38 sure could maneuver.

Sorry to read about Charles Krauthammer. He sure overcame a lot of adversity.

Well off to finish the day and the week.


June 22, 2018 - Msg 110050: Ah yes, the double fuselage P-38.
My dad told me once that it was very hard to bail out from those. Chutes would get hung up on the tail section. Neat plane design tho. Very stable in the air.
Love the TBirds and the Blue Angels,

June 22, 2018 - Msg 110051: Hey Asa check out this site, you will find it interesting

June 22, 2018 - Msg 110052: Allan also did some podcasts on the 40 acre backlot on his podcast too in the past I bet PH can find them...G-F

June 22, 2018 - Msg 110053: Great to see so many on the porch! I have been busy, as usual, but wanted to drop in for a minute. We have had ALOT of rain here on the Texas coast and it is much needed. Our grass is a brilliant green. The sun is out today, though and the humidity is off the charts! Not too pleasant but wont complain much. Our air conditioner is holding out for now and will be replaced this month.

So very glad you are ok, Romeena. People are getting worse and worse on the distracted and on the phone so much of the time, and always in a big hurry. Scary! The other day my boss, Johanna, was driving in for night shift and had to drive over the big harbor bridge that I am sure you remember. She was in the middle land, thankfully, and just as she was approaching the top of the bridge, a drunk driver in a truck passed her in the left lane going the wrong direction! Someone gets killed there every now and then from a drunk going up or down the wrong way. I tell my kids to stay out of the left lane!

It's been a good summer so far. We hired a nurse back part time and it helps. I have not had to work as much most weeks. I will be on a stretch starting tomorrow though. I am still having to work alone most of the time and last Wed I worked alone on the day shift and never stopped moving. It was one thing after another..had a suicidal girl who swallowed a scr#w and cut herself up, plus many other things to do will along with administering meds. All in all, though, I still love it. Best job I ever had.

Well, I have to go get dressed. A few high school friends are meeting tonight for someone's birthday and I will get to visit with some friends I have not seen since 1980.

Better scoot..


June 22, 2018 - Msg 110054: TATERS!

John Masters

June 23, 2018 - Msg 110055:
G-F, the 40 acre podcast Floyd made can be found at but you have to cue it up to 10:00.
There is another 40 acre video giving a helicopter tour of the Hollywood studios. The 40 acre lot runs from 2:10 to 2:50. Although it was made in 1957, three years before the Andy Griffith Show started, see if you can identify some of the buildings.
For those people who are not familiar with the 40 acre lot, that is where Andy Griffith filmed the outdoor scenes of the Andy Griffith Show. Other shows were filmed there including Gomer Pyle, USMC, and the original Star Trek.
To view the RetroWeb web site that Floyd mentions in his podcast, visit

from Poor Horatio

June 23, 2018 - Msg 110056: Thank you MDC
The Dr. came to the house again to check in on her Thursday.

June 23, 2018 - Msg 110057: Thanks PH I knew you could track it down Buddy!...Those are cool videos....Too bad those buildings couldn’t have been preserved, but most of the set was just facades of buildings.
But it was neat to learn how they were reused for different shows and movies...


June 24, 2018 - Msg 110058: Good Sabbath everybody. I hope the new day finds you all fine and dandy.

Great links GF and PH. I also wish the 40 acres set was still around. It would be fun to visit for sure.

Frankie, Your Mom is still in my prayers. I do hope she will be ok.

Hey to Boo. I hope your little get together went well with your High School friends. Sounds like your summer is busy again.

MDC, I can only imagine the challenge of bailing out of any plane, but the 38 I can see would be extra difficult for sure.

I better go get myself cleaned up and ready for preaching. A job that gets bigger with each passing year.


June 24, 2018 - Msg 110059: Good Sabbath, Porch

Raining a little here. Nothing like a nice steady summer rain. My best and good wishes to all. Have a great day! SONIC drinks on me! Slush, shake, soda, whatever you want!

John Masters

June 24, 2018 - Msg 110060: Sitting here alone at work and it is slow so thought I would check in here on the porch. Hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

I have been doing my work and listening to some interesting videos on youtube of a psychologist speaking on toxic individuals and how to best deal with them, and guess what? She is saying the same things you all have said here on the porch over the years. HAHA We have some very wise porch-sitters around here. As I was listening, I was remembering the times I have shared the pain and struggle my family has had dealing with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law and the advice you all gave me. Romeena, especially was spot-on in her advice. It has helped me so much over the years to set boundaries. Thank you to all of you because for most of my life, I have been a docile peace-keeper who didnt have a clue about how to protect myself from emotional predators but I have learned so much over the past 10 years.

Yes Asa, it is a busy summer but a good one so far. I have really enjoyed not having to be up and take Erin to school early in the morning. Unfortunately, my internal alarm clock seems to wake me early anyway but I dont have to get out and go anywhere. I am a night owl by nature so I cant seem to go to sleep early, no matter what, so I have been feeling a bit sleep deprived these days.

I sure wish I was going to be able to take a vacation this year but with having to do the heating and air, it just isnt going to happen. I have been dreaming of Colorado!

St. Susan got a dog this week...remember she lost all three of her dogs within a year's time. They were all elderly dogs so it wasnt unexpected really, but she just can't live without a dog around. She has always had large to medium sized dogs but decided that this time she would adopt a small dog since her husband is near retirement and they will be doing some traveling. I went with her to our local shelter, which is very nice, and we were immediately greeted by a little chihuahua girl named "Twiggy". She was very friendly and wanted to go home with Susan. She is black with tan markings, about 4 years old and was abandoned in an apartment by her last owner. She is very well-socialized, playful, housebroken and just perfect. She adjusted beautifully to her new home. They told us she had puppies in her lifetime and they spayed her. I suspect she may have been used for breeding pups because she is a very nice-looking chihuahua. Poor girl will have a good life now.

Well, better get off here and make rounds to see if anyone needs anything.


June 24, 2018 - Msg 110061: Oh, PS-I am learning to knit slippers for this winter, so if you want slippers for christmas, put in your orders and colors.


June 24, 2018 - Msg 110062: HI ALL, it is just a nice Sunday afternoon in the AC here! Ha. Thank God for those HVAC guys and gals. I cannot go down a main street here without seeing two or three such trucks going to help out someone.
JOHN- I dont want to start a moulage, but i truly believe when our SCOTUS Ok'd any kind of marriage,
God pulled back a bit (or a lot) His prtective hand. Just sayin'. I know it is a 'touchy' subject, but that is my belief of why things are as they are.
ASA--I used to take my dad to the various vintage fly-ins. He loved 'em. Keep hangin in there at work.
Your day will come soon.
BOO--very cool that Susan got such a sweet dog. I am currently feeding our neighbor's golden retriever whilst they are on vaca, and he jumps all over me, but it is fun!
Frankie and Maudie, thanks for rockin' a spell.

Well, concert tonight under the stars! :)



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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.