November 4, 2000, 1:04 pm Msg #894
Hi, everyone. Nice day, ain't it? If it don't rain.


November 4, 2000, 2:22 pm Msg #895
Can we talk about somethin' besides rain? Let's talk about me! Hehehehe


November 4, 2000, 5:07 pm Msg #896
I don't know much about that subject.J Thanks for the welcome back, Bulbsnatcher!

Opie Taylor

November 4, 2000, 5:33 pm Msg #897
I think that's as fine a subject as any, Bulbsnatcher! :-) So tell us, what have you been up to? How's the fambly? How's yer weather up there? We're getting rain here. Lots of it! Hey to the Porch! ~Dež~

November 4, 2000, 8:40 pm Msg #898
Howdy everyone, stopping by to say hey! So HEY! :-) Buzz

November 4, 2000, 10:02 pm Msg #899
Hope you all have a "fun time all around" this weekend!


November 5, 2000, 3:06 am Msg #900
To Bulbsnatcher and Tom, thank you for asking about Sweetie. She is fine now, still on medicine, but feeling fine as a fiddle. How's everyone at 3:l0am??? Asleep I hope. I was having a bad dream and Sweetie woke me up, so I'm grateful. They all wanted to eat. Why they want to eat at this time of the morning...haha ! Okay, Bulbsnatcher, let's talk about you. Tell us all there is to what age did you start snatching bulbs?...hahaha! Is this a compelsion? Just kidding. We have finally got a little rain here in NC. A little is better than none. Happy Sabbath. Miss Ellie

November 5, 2000, 5:51 am Msg #901
Got woken up by the DAD-BLAME on call pager early this mornin', so I thought I'd drop in and say "Hey".

Hey Bulbsnatcher, you done said a gret-big MOUTHFUL in your Msg #893 up there. No, not that part... a little farther down... near the end there... THERE it is. Yes ma'am, you done went and reminded yourself, AND US that the "trouble" of making arrangements to be with a loved one ain't near as much trouble as we all make out, and it's somethin' we'll miss when that loved one ain't no longer around. Bless you for that, friend.

Hey to Opie Taylor, and welcome home, bud! Hey to Elinora and ~Dež~ and Lillian and Buzz and Miss Ellie and just EVER'BODY this fine Sundey mornin'! *yawn* I'm gonna go back to bed now.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
"It ain't only the materialistic things in this world that makes a person rich. There's love and friendship. That can make a person rich."

November 5, 2000, 10:59 am Msg #902
Hello Porchsters. My friend, "Moonbeam McSwine" came and posted a while back and she is a big TAGS fan, even posts at the Digest. She came here a while back and asked a question. I don't even know if I greeted her as a new poster ("I'm no good, I'M no good, I'M NO GOOD") and asked a question about a country singer, not Kitty Wells, but someone around that time who lost a son and dedicated a song to him. Moonbeam, I don't know who it was. If anyone here does, please post the answer. And let us all give her a big Mayberry WELCOME next time she posts. She's nice,real nice. Everyone have a good Sunday.

Miss Ellie

November 5, 2000, 12:35 pm Msg #903
yo to everybody!

been taking care of robert while verleen is out of town (she's headed for canada!). it is not an easy task to say the least. at least, not working full time + i do a little work on the side. but it definately has been rewarding: just looking at his little bitty face when he is laughing and grinning and stuff is just about the best feeling i ever had. and he is learning to talk real good. and he hollers out "DADDY! DADDY!" and runs around and i chase him, then i'll sit in the floor and he hollers and jumps on me. hehe. or, he'll pull his shirt up over his head like he is hiding and says "robert, robert" so i will look for him and then he'll yank his shirt offa his head and scare me. hehehehe. next, i'll be posting home

anyhow, don't forget to vote on the new thing up there. in a week or 2 i'll see what the verdict is. i'm working on that other stuff, too. just busy lately.

holler at y'all later


November 5, 2000, 12:52 pm Msg #904
Miss Ellie, I saw Moonbeam's post and even went and did some searching on the web, but came up empty handed. I hope she gets her answer. I have one more place I can check. If I find out anything I'll let y'all know right away. Hope everyone is enjoying a nice, Mayberry-like weekend! We're doing pretty good, only one of the younguns has tonsillitis. Yesterday she was all achy and feverish, feeling awful, and I didn't know what was wrong with her. She commented that she hoped she wasn't getting scarlett fever again. She had it when she was about 5, and referred to it then as "garlic fever". LOL! Anyway, looks like a good old-fashioned case of tonsillitis. Keeping my fingers crossed that that's all it amounts to. ollie, sounds like you and your boy are having a great time! Isn't this a terrific age? I'd give anything to be able to go back so I could really enjoy them at that age! When I was right there in it I was too anxious about every little thing to relax and get the most out of those years. It's a shame is what it is. Everybody take extry good care and enjoy the rest of your weekend! ~Dež~

November 5, 2000, 12:55 pm Msg #905
I think I mighta been referring to Scarlett O'Hara fever up there. It's "scarlet", ain't it? Dunno! All I know is she ain't got it! :-) ~Dež~

November 5, 2000, 3:09 pm Msg #906
hey ~Dež~, yep we are having fun: that's not to say that i'm not going to be somewhat relieved when verleen shows up here in about an hour lol. i'm trying to teach robert how to say thanks. it ain't taking hahaha


November 5, 2000, 5:02 pm Msg #907
ollie? Do you ever hear from Ande? I miss seeing her.


November 5, 2000, 10:12 pm Msg #908
Ollie, it sounds like you and Robert are having a good time together. Children are so precious.

Des, you're a doll. I know "Moonbeam McSwine" will appreciate your efforts. Will be glad when she posts again. I don't know a lot about music. I just know what I like and don't like.

Hey Lillian. I wish Ande would come back too. I need to visit her site sometime. I missed her at Mayberry Days. I meant to email her, need to, I'm just so behind.

TOM, got your snail mail. Thanks lots. Tom writes the most beautiful poems and things about God. Went to see Granny today and she was feeling better. Cooked us the best meal. Cubed steak, rice and gravy, cabbage, fried cornbread, apple! I'd put her cooking up to Aunt Bee's anytime. She is 89 and been cooking since she was 8. Another beautiful day.

Miss Ellie

November 5, 2000, 11:20 pm Msg #909
Howdy, all! I'm writing this from my son's home in Florida - yep, I'm here again. I try to make this trip about twice a year. Bulbsnatcher, thanks for your sweet words a week or so ago. This is the first time I've been back since then. We came out here last Thursday, after making a sudden trip to San Antonio on Wednesday. Had a death in the family, had to take a Southwest flight (a cattle call, but they get you from A to B quickly, and that's what we needed) Wed morning, and back to Dallas that evening, then a flight to Florida Thurs morning. Whew! You were so right when you mentioned making arrangements to be with loved ones. My dad has been right beside me through all this, and is with me out here. He's still basically independent, but does require a little physical assistance and some supervision with choices and decisions. It gets a bit wearing at times, but it's worth it. We've had a wonderful time. My son arranged for me to go up in a glider yesterday, and my dad wanted to go too, so he arranged a flight for him, too! Honey, what a thrill! The tow plane took us up to 3,000 feet, turned us loose, and we glided in big circles back to the ground, taking about 25 minutes to get down. It was breathtaking. So quiet, just me, the young pilot and an occasional bird. I was so proud of my dad when he wanted to go, and you should have seen his ear-to-ear grin when he got back down. 83 yrs old, and up in a glider! It was a picture no artist could paint! More later - have a Mayberry day tomorrow, friends. --Romeena

November 6, 2000, 10:51 am Msg #910
Thank you Miss Elly, for puttin' in a good word for me with these nice folks! I love the friendliness of this place. And thank you Des, for tryin' to answer my question! Romeena, your glider ride sounds heav-en-ly. I'd like to try that sometime. The colors on this board are really neat, and I'm just fascinated with the little runnin' names 'n such! Looks pretty darn high-tech for Mayberry folks! Moonbeam McSwine (the original sows ear!)

November 6, 2000, 2:41 pm Msg #911

November 6, 2000, 2:59 pm Msg #912

November 6, 2000, 3:25 pm Msg #913

November 6, 2000, 9:12 pm Msg #914
Welcome to Moonbeam McSwine, my friend ! Thanks for the "Bubba Poem" was a Riot ! ROTFLOL ! I could just hear Bubba saying it. (Bubba from "In the Heat of the Night") Now back to The Andy Griffith Show. We need to start a quote-a-thon or something. Like have a quote and substitute another word. Anyone have any ideas? I'm thinking tonight about like "How I vote Bubba, is my business!" Have a great night now friends. Miss Ellie

November 6, 2000, 11:46 pm Msg #915
Now that's a first...... The sheriff being kissed by a lady president. Mums My Name

November 7, 2000, 12:59 am Msg #916
couldn't you jes' swear Cary Grant was right'chere in this room?

November 7, 2000, 6:49 am Msg #917
sure could use some Aunt Sally's pecan pralines..

November 7, 2000, 9:58 am Msg #918
Good morning everyone! Make sure you get out & vote today. I went first thing & was in line before the polls even opened. Have a great day all! NRNMG "How I VOTE brother, is MY business!"

November 7, 2000, 9:59 am Msg #919

November 7, 2000, 9:59 am Msg #920
Uh! Oh! Did I turn it off this time?

November 7, 2000, 10:00 am Msg #921

November 7, 2000, 10:01 am Msg #922

November 7, 2000, 10:02 am Msg #923
Whew! That's better!

November 7, 2000, 12:46 pm Msg #924
Vote early and vote often!

November 7, 2000, 5:20 pm Msg #925
Hello all! If you'll promise to vote fer me, I'll put a song in your heart, and a spring in your step. I'll make ~Des~ my campain manager(just up until nine o'clock). ~Des~ has a good head on her shoulders...She's a little boy crazy though. "Well, I'm satisfied with Mr. Darling's answers...And...Well, I'm voting for Briscoe."(Barney) ;-) Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ An' all you voters! An' voters to be!

November 7, 2000, 6:50 pm Msg #926
I'll vote for you BDJ. With you and ~Des~ in office, we'll be sure to have some fine music. Finally getting some rain here in NC. I hear Jennie in Nebraska has SNOW, the dreaded four letter *S* word to me. Miss Ellie "This is my resignation and it's official."

November 7, 2000, 7:07 pm Msg #927
I'll vote for ya, Junior. You're qualified, experienced, witty, musical, and know how to avoid the issues. You're the best man for the job. You got my vote for sure. What'cha runnin for? ;o)


November 7, 2000, 7:11 pm Msg #928
just what can you do with a grown bubba?

November 7, 2000, 7:18 pm Msg #929
Well so this is where everybody went to after the front porch fell in. Sure does feel nice to find ya'll again. Just got in from voting. Wanted to vote for the person who lowered my taxes, fixed my roads, and made sure that I would be secure in my old age but I didn't see "Nobody's" name on the ballot. Will post more later but again it sure is good to find some of the old familar names are alive and well. The Rock

November 7, 2000, 7:20 pm Msg #930
Well so this is where everybody went to after the front porch fell in. Sure does feel nice to find ya'll again. Just got in from voting. Wanted to vote for the person who lowered my taxes, fixed my roads, and made sure that I would be secure in my old age but I didn't see "Nobody's" name on the ballot. Will post more later but again it sure is good to find some of the old familar names are alive and well. The Rock

November 7, 2000, 8:19 pm Msg #931
Hey ROCK! good to see ya!

November 7, 2000, 8:23 pm Msg #932
"It was my daddy's rock."

"Old Rock, he really does it for ya, don't he, Aunt Bee?"

November 7, 2000, 8:30 pm Msg #933
Here at the "rock" we have two rules....

November 7, 2000, 9:18 pm Msg #934
Life is a rock, but the radio rolled me....

November 7, 2000, 9:29 pm Msg #935
Bubba's arrest, Bubba's arrest.

November 7, 2000, 9:31 pm Msg #936
Watch your foot, I'm ROCKing forward. Miss Ellie

November 7, 2000, 11:46 pm Msg #937
Hi All. This a good night not to cold or wram it just right to go vote. Miss Ellie the kid that i said about is my mon grantgrandson , is name is Matt and he is 6 year old and he stay here so i walk him to school everyday . rafe how are you doing ? I have not fine a job but i m looking for one but you no that no one want someone that may miss day from worke because of a handcap. You Are My Leaning Post. You are my leaning post, dear Lord, My shelter and my rock. You open up the door for me Each time You hear me knock. All I need to do is ask And You provide the way. You hear me when I call to You The time I kneel to pray. Thank You , Lord for You great love Your comfort and Your care. It's such a joy for me to know I may seek and find You there. TOM.

November 8, 2000, 6:12 am Msg #938
TOM, that was beautiful. Boy, you sure do have a high roof to your mouth!

Hey to "The Rock", welcome back friend! I'm looking forward to talking with you.

Well, Briscoe Darling Jr. I'm not old enough to vote, yet. But if I could vote do you want to know how I'd vote? I can't tell ya! Well, you probably guessed it anyways, so I might as well tell ya, I'd vote for, Briscoe Darling Jr.! Lets see now we need to come up with a slogan of some kind, how 'bout "win with Briscoe"? That's catchy. Now alls that left is to let folks know you're running. We've got to go on radio, television, and make sure everyone can spell Briskoe...

Moonbeam McSwine, welcome, welcome, welcome! We're happy to have you join Trivialities! "Just jump in where you can and hang on."

Hey to Rafe and Elinora and ~Dež~ and NRNMG and Lillian and Bulbsnatcher and Miss Ellie and Romeena and ollie, and anyone else I'm forgetting. Have a blessed day.

Opie Taylor

"You're talkin' about a silly little runt with a rock in his hand - not John Dillinger!"--Andy

November 8, 2000, 8:11 am Msg #939
Calvin Coolidge never woulda stood for this nonsense.

November 8, 2000, 10:09 am Msg #940
Katie Couric quoted TAGS on the Later Today show this morning. About the election results in Florida, she said, "As Gomer Pyle would say, Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!"


November 8, 2000, 11:08 am Msg #941
Hello all! Thank you for your support. As soon as I can load my tune page, I'll favor y'all with a few selections. Hopefully, I can win Florida. It's too close too call. ;-) Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ Lillian Miss Ellie Opie Taylor An' everyone!

November 8, 2000, 12:35 pm Msg #942
Just to show that I will not hold a grudge against people Fer Ralph Nader I will be a friend of the people. Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 8, 2000, 12:59 pm Msg #943
Fer George W Bush Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 8, 2000, 1:05 pm Msg #944
Fer Al Gore Here we go...Enjoy! Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 8, 2000, 1:17 pm Msg #945
Fer Pat Buchannon Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 8, 2000, 7:20 pm Msg #946
Hey thanks for remembering me. Miss Ellie you are the on who recomended The Rock as my handle, sure is good to here from you. Opie Taylor I sure do remember you from the porch, good to see you live and well. Don't quite know what the rules are for Trivialties but if they are the same as for the porch about one another caring about one another then I know that I have come back to the right place. But what about all them rocks? Barney I'm get'in to it I'm get'in to it. Earnest T. Bass The Rock

November 8, 2000, 7:32 pm Msg #947
Hey to Ollie. Just been reading through the archivies nad saw that it was you that got everybody back together. Bless your heart. The Rock

November 8, 2000, 7:37 pm Msg #948
"You didn't say nuthin' bout throwing no bricks." Ernest T. Bass

Goodevening everybody. We got a little bit of rain here in NC, it helped the fires.

TOM, you do write beautiful stuff. Places do discriminate against handicapped workers, but God discriminates against no one and with the lovely things you write TOM I know God has a special plan for you. Just walking Matt to school is an important job, although it doesn't pay financially, I'm sure you make a good impression on young Matt's heart and mind.

So good to see everyone, hey to all of you.

The Rock, this place ROCKS, it is wonderful. Lots of caring folks.

Goodnight all. Miss Ellie

November 8, 2000, 7:39 pm Msg #949
from Ellie to Ellie: Turn off the red font. Yes, Ellie I will. Thanks, Miss Ellie

November 8, 2000, 8:41 pm Msg #950
Miss Ellie, you are a treasure.

November 8, 2000, 8:46 pm Msg #951
Just stopped by to say Hey

Romeena, I loved what you said about your Dad

and the glider. Great Pick-Me-Up

your healthy girl,


Hey to everybody on this Porch

November 9, 2000, 12:35 am Msg #952
this afternoon I heard Ralph Nader say, "the only person who could beat Al Gore is Al Gore."
let us pray for our country; that its new leaders are touched and guided by God to serve Him and His children, both at home and abroad.

November 9, 2000, 5:20 am Msg #953
Good early morning. Please pray for my cat Sweetie. She has Cystitis and been on antibiotics for 2 weeks, but yesterday and this morning she can't seem to keep any food or water on her stomach and I can tell she feels bad. I guess I'll have to take her to the doctor. When this happened with Boo a few years ago, God healed her when the doctor said he might need to operate and then still might have to put her to sleep if her bladder was in to bad ashape. I have 5 cats, so it is difficult for me to tell if Sweetie has been to the litter box. Several had been dirtied while we slept. Thanks for your prayers. Miss Ellie

November 9, 2000, 8:38 am Msg #954
Miss Elly, I tried to dot you, but somehow I messed up! I'm sorry to hear that Sweetie is in such discomfort! Hopefully there is something the vet can do for her, or maybe, like Boo, the good Lord will heal her too. You and Sweetie will be in my prayers! Moonbeam McSwine

November 9, 2000, 11:09 am Msg #955
Mornin' from school. Kids are at gym. I'm making myself productive--I'm readin' the Trivialities posts. I can't think of anything that could put me in a better frame of mind for the day, can you? These kids better appreciate my dedication! :^)


November 9, 2000, 12:07 pm Msg #956
Thanks Moonbeam. Sweetie has perked up 3 times this morning and kept down what she ate. She was getting pretty spry again and her mother, Peanut jumped on her wanting to play so Sweetie went and hid. Peanut is kind of like a child who want mind, wants all the attention. Moonbeam, I don't know why you couldn't quickdot me. Try again, it has happened to us all. HEY ELINORA ! Miss Ellie

November 9, 2000, 5:50 pm Msg #957
Miss Ellie, I'm glad your cat is better this evening. Hey to everyone here. I am watching TAGS as I write this and I love Opie asking his Pa, Just what can you do with a grown up woman? pinkcloud

November 9, 2000, 7:17 pm Msg #958
Pinkcloud, do you get TAGS of WFMY too? we say that episode. "It's a real fun day?" Keep up the prayers for Sweetie. She isn't as perky as she was earlier. Granny, 89, didn't get a good checkup. "We aren't spring chickens anymore." Thanks for the prayers. Miss Ellie

November 9, 2000, 9:57 pm Msg #959
Check out the totals of ollies vote about whether or not to change the order of the posts here. Those results are as close as Florida!

November 10, 2000, 11:04 am Msg #960
I frequent a bulletin board very similar to this one which shows the posts in reverse order, latest first, and it's way yonder more confusing than this one. You STILL have to scroll down to where you last visited and you're seeing all of these new posts as you do and you sometimes have no idea what they're talking about. This is better.

November 10, 2000, 11:50 am Msg #961
That is right, 960. All you have to do is grab the scroll thing with your cursor and drag it down. You don't have to actually scroll-- unless you want to. HA HA

November 10, 2000, 12:05 pm Msg #962
Sometimes I like to see a scroll....

November 10, 2000, 1:26 pm Msg #963
The cuntry has been bushwacked by fuzzy voting. Kenny*

November 10, 2000, 2:00 pm Msg #964
hey, y'all~~
mah new boss actually makes me work an' even pay attention, so I jes' don' git ta surf an' play as much as I used ta.
seems like we go inta other folks' countries an' declare their elections invalid for one reason or 'nother an' make 'em do it over, would it be so bad to do the same here?
y'all be good, now...
~~~love, Leon

November 10, 2000, 6:04 pm Msg #965
Haha, Leon, I hate when the boss does that! Hey to everyone! Looking forward to the weekend, might even kick up a little dust. Buzz

November 10, 2000, 6:28 pm Msg #966
hi all willit look like old men winder is comming? Miss Ellie how is the cat today? Do you think we will every no who is the win in the voter on tuday? TOm

November 10, 2000, 6:53 pm Msg #967
Tom, good report from the doctor on Sweetie. Just a side effect from medication and hair balls. Keep up the prayers though. Who knows who will be president ! Strom Thurman from SC, age 96 might be if they don't get it settled by Jan 20th Miss Ellie "Fellers with names like Freddie, Binky and Bobo." Barney to Andy

November 10, 2000, 8:34 pm Msg #968
Howdy all! Thanks for the welcome Opie Taylor! I'm so glad to hear that Sweetie is feelin' better, Miss Ellie! Let me know if you get my dot!? "kay? As for the election, I'd 'a thunk any man'd wanta know he won fair 'n square, right? Betcha Ange would fer sur wanna know he was really WANTED by the folks, and not put there by accident!

November 10, 2000, 8:44 pm Msg #969
Oops! That thar was me, Moonbeam McSwine, what wrote that unsigned note up thar!

November 10, 2000, 10:02 pm Msg #970
Briscoe that was some mighty fine selection of tunes you favored us with! Much obliged to ya.

November 11, 2000, 3:45 am Msg #971
I just want to thank all of you for the great pickmeups. I havent been here for awhile and missed yall. I dont always post but love to hear and read about everything thats going on. prayers to all love charlotte

November 11, 2000, 9:59 am Msg #972
Good morning all. Hey to Charlotte.

Moonbeam McSwine, I got your Quickdot ! Sweetie is feeling much better. Keep up all the prayers and thank you.

I think they should hold the nationwide election over again and go by popular vote. Maybe people should just right down the name of the people they want and they won't have to draw lines or punch holes. When coloring in school, I could never stay inside the lines. But I count pills real good. Got footpowder and cotton balls on sale at Walkers Drug Store. Come on down. Thanksgiving cards are on display and I've got lots of turkeys....hahaha! Miss Ellie "MEAT !"

November 11, 2000, 11:36 am Msg #973
yo to everybody!

just stopping by to say hey. getting ready to go to the aquarium with robert and verleen. that oughtta be fun. then i'm gonna make some ribs ii think.

yesterday was verleen's birthday, so we went out to dinner (got a sitter to stay after robert went to bed), then went to a karaoke place (just to sit in there, not to sing.....) . we had to force ourselves to stay out past 9 pm. lol. we are getting wild in our old age.

holler atchall later


November 11, 2000, 11:46 am Msg #974
I do hope ya'll 'members the "Lil Abner" comics? Momma allus called me "Moonbeam", an' in keepin' with the memory, I calls mah dear darlin' huzbin "Big Barnsmell"! Ain't thet ro-man-tic-al? Gittin' back t' the E-lec-sion, I think it's all this here technology thet has us all messed up! We was fine b'fo! Anyways, I b'lieve Dogpatch is right down the road a piece from Mayberry, jus' a tad remoter.I git's inta town ever now an' agin'!

November 11, 2000, 5:34 pm Msg #975
sure wish somebudy would post somethin

November 11, 2000, 5:48 pm Msg #976

November 11, 2000, 6:06 pm Msg #977
Happy Belated Birthday Verleen !

Lord bless all our Veterans. And thank you for sacrificing so we have have freedom.

Miss Ellie

November 11, 2000, 7:39 pm Msg #978
hey, y'all~~
iff'n yer really bored, ya kin lookit me workin' in mah basement, a-cleanin' an' rearrangin' ta set up mah candle workshop...
go ta an' look in th' left-han' margin fer "private webcams"-- th' camera name is "waxxman live" an' th' password is "waxxman"
them of ya's what might 'member couple years back one time when I was wirin' up mah 'lectricals an' earned th' nickname "Sparky" might wanna tune in late t'nite an' see if I get it right or jes' light mahseff up like a early Christmas tree (I love 220, it's so real).
y'all be good. ~~LL

November 11, 2000, 7:42 pm Msg #979
uh... Mister WebGuy fergot ta make a convenient hyperlink ta th' webcam place.. d'uh!!
go ta "
webcam name: waxxman live
password: waxxman
this'll be a good setup fer a while, make note of it iff'n ya likes this sorta thang.
~~L "sparky" L

November 11, 2000, 8:14 pm Msg #980
leon, that thing there didn't fly. got to the teveo page, but no waxxman from there to be found.??

November 11, 2000, 8:28 pm Msg #981
th' camera name is "waxxman live" an' th' password is "waxxman" --it's a private webcam, in th' left-hand margin... broadcastin' live right now.. tried an' tested, it's a-workin'... ~~LL

November 11, 2000, 10:20 pm Msg #982
Hey to everybody! Miss keep us up-to-date on Sweetie....bless her heart!'s been an interesting week for me. I was going to my car dealer to get a tune-up, and my radiator went blooey! I'm so glad that I got to the dealer, coulda been worse....I coulda been out on the interstate or something. I tell ya what, though....$640 is a lot of money for me....that was with an oil change and two little bitty sleeve thingies for something back behind my tires. Oh, well....the tune-up can wait a few weeks! Hahahaha!

THEN...there was a storm that kinda passed through the area here....took my Bradford Pear down....roots and all! It fell on four Loblolly Pines I had too.....lost them all. The Bradford Pear was about 25-30 feet tall, I guess. Again....I'm still thankful that it wasn't didn't hurt any power lines, no one was hurt, there was no property damage to anyone else's yard, etc. I checked really close for any bird nests too...and thank goodness...there were none (wrong time of the year anyway, I guess). It sure was a pretty tree, though. Those trees don't seem to have very deep root systems though...but it was REAL healthy.

You know....little things will happen in our lives like this...and sometimes it seems a lot of them happen right together. But when you look around at all the beauty in the world overall and you say "hello" to someone and see them smile (aren't smiles grand?), or you hug someone important in your realize how trivial the "little things" that happen really are.

Another joy for me is coming here and sittin' with all of you. I tell're a really fine bunch of folks here. Love to all of you ... you're really special people.

I'm just feelin' kinda sentimental today for some reason....and warm and fuzzy....hope nobody minded. Just don't forget that each of you ARE somebody!


November 11, 2000, 10:40 pm Msg #983
sure wish somebody would hep me patch my ole fishing and Jubal mite go fishin. thot bought borrowin Andy's but he's a usin it. anybody got a good homemade boat patch mix? let me know. Merle Dean

November 11, 2000, 11:20 pm Msg #984
Merle Dean....I might be able to help out. Every dang time I try to make pancakes, they come out all wrong. I always thought they might be good for fixin' an innertube, but now that I think about it, they might be real good boat patches! You want that sent FedEx?

This is really embarrassing to ask all of you...but I'm hopin' so much you can help me. For some reason, I just CANNOT figger out which episode it was where Barney hit Otis with that tomato!!! Can anybody clue me in? I've been sufferin' so!

Red faced

November 11, 2000, 11:21 pm Msg #985
Oops! Red faced was me...Bulbsnatcher! I don't know how THAT happened! :-)

November 11, 2000, 11:22 pm Msg #986

November 11, 2000, 11:31 pm Msg #987

November 11, 2000, 11:31 pm Msg #988 it fixed now?

November 11, 2000, 11:34 pm Msg #989
OH NO! Wonder does THAT help? How do I make such messes?

November 11, 2000, 11:35 pm Msg #990
Somebody HELP!!! I will NEVER learn to leave the colors alone! Jeesh!'s Bulbsnatcher...I'll admit it. I'm inept! SOB! I'm truly sorry!

November 11, 2000, 11:40 pm Msg #991
For someone that can actually make this thing right again...I messed it up right at the end of Post 984. I put the bracket and "font color" and the "equals" sign, but then I forgot to put the name of the color in! I would imagine that made everything go blooey. I really do apologize, and I'm staying off here for the evening to mourn and to give everybody a break. JEESH! I guess I snatch so many light bulbs 'cause my own wattage is so low! Lordy! What a mess I've made of my life! Bulbsnatcher

November 12, 2000, 12:11 am Msg #992
sorry 'bout yer trees, Bulbsnatcher, an' ya got me wonderin' what "li'l sleeve things" there are behind a car's rear wheels... but yer fontin' folly done put a smile on me an' a giggle in me!
hey, I done a smart thang in taggin' mah wires las' time I took apart mah machine, an' she hooked up right fine th' first time out-- hooray!! y'all be sure an' tell thet Deputy feller that the candle guy is back in business, an' I want him fer a customer...

November 12, 2000, 1:16 am Msg #993
Hi All. bulbsnatcher everything you said is right and maybe someday you may fine out that it was a angel that we said hi and in reture your heart was full what love. Veterans day wair mn give thre life for we can all be free to see all the good thing that God had did for us all. Miss Ellie hope everything go all right for you cat now. I no now it's what pets we have five cats and two dogs and git along fine becauer wind the cats was little the dog stay away from thim. God our father; the produce of the land is both your gife and the fruit of man's work. May our barvests bring us bodily nourisbment, spiritual growth, and peace in our homes. May we use our gifts for the good of everyone. Through Christ our Lord. TOM

November 12, 2000, 12:55 pm Msg #994
dang leon i guess i missed the show: it said the server wasn't streaming content. when are you gonna turn it back on?

"i wish he'd throw a tomata at me, i havn't had my lunch yet" (old jud)
"pipe down, 3!!"
dang i think i tried to think of the ep name too fast and it slipped away from it "goodbye sherrif taylor?". dang that's buggin' me now.


November 12, 2000, 12:58 pm Msg #995
"hogo hautfleish (?) may have been on the wrong team back in 17......"

"the quick, and the dead"

oh yeah:
i'm going to stop the voting on post orders today, (so far it's "leave it as it is") . so put in your 2 cents while you can! :-)


November 12, 2000, 12:59 pm Msg #996
HUGO, not HOGO lol


November 12, 2000, 1:26 pm Msg #997
"I love 220 - it's so real." HAHAHAHA!!!!! Leon, you are a hoot and a half. Hey to Junior and ever'one! Nice music you played for us. ~Dež~

November 12, 2000, 1:27 pm Msg #998
Oops... forgot to bold ya, Junior. ~Dež~

November 12, 2000, 3:18 pm Msg #999
I can't think of the name of that episode either, where Otis said "Andy, ask Barney why he threw a tomato at me?" Everything slips my mind now a days. Come on down to the drugstore, ice cream cones are free today. Thanks for all the prayers for Sweetie. She is slowly getting better. They've all been asleep most of the day. A cool but pretty day here. I've got an upset stomach so I didn't go with Hubby to Granny's. Granny was feeling mighty poorly when I spoke with her earlier. Keep a good thought for her too please. Thank you. Miss Ellie

November 12, 2000, 3:32 pm Msg #1000
Looks like everything is fixed on here again. Thank goodness! If you will notice, I'm just usin' good ole' black! Leon....the sleeve thingies I was talking about were behind the front wheels (well, they had to take my front tires off to get to them, anyway), and I've been told they were caliper sleeves. Mystery solved! I'll forget again what they are called, they're still just "sleeve thingies" to me! Hahahahaha! All I know about cars is to have the oil changed, and to put gas in them. Hey....I HAVE put my emergency spare on my car twice, though...when I had flats on the interstate (one at night!), and nobody would stop to help me! Sniff...sniff. I guess I looked a little rough in my "civies", but being a woman....I guess I just kept hopin' somebody would help me. I finally figgered out that I better do somethin', and I had watched my boss (who I had to call once for help on the way to work) change my tire. Lord....the little skinny rod thingy he used to crank the car up on the jack....if I hadn't been paying attention, I never would have DREAMED it was used for anything! Ain't I a mess?

Hey to all!

Bulbsnatcher (and I didn't mess up the colors this time...I'm so PROUD!)

November 12, 2000, 8:38 pm Msg #1001
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

Helen Keller

November 12, 2000, 9:26 pm Msg #1002
In reference to Message #999, that I wrote; I said the ice cream cones were free, I didn't say nuthin' bout how much the ice cream that went in them was...ah hahahaaha! I'm too mean! Glad you got your car fixed Bulbsnatcher. You are better than me, I've never changed a tire. Never changed the oil, but have pumped gas. "Everytime it goes ding, there's a charge." (something like that) "Do you smell gas?" Miss Ellie

November 12, 2000, 9:33 pm Msg #1003
Helen Keller was a remarkable person. When I was a teenager I read her book. I didn't watch the movie tonight..well 5 minutes of it and I was bawling. I've seen the one with Patty Duke as a child and then the teacher. Miss Ellie

November 13, 2000, 9:34 am Msg #1004
Hey,'re right! The episode I've been gropin' for IS "Goodbye Sheriff Taylor". We dug it up and watched it last night, and it was GREAT! Thanks a million! That has been preyin' on my mind for about three weeks now...been too embarrassed to ask! I know the show well, but just couldn't remember the name!

I guess I'm no spring chicken anymore. And y'all remember now...."I" before "E" except after "C", and "E" before "N" in chicken! "I always forget that rule".

Thanks for the ammeninies, Miss are such a treasure!


November 13, 2000, 2:00 pm Msg #1005
HEY Porch! Many good mornings, evenings, and all in between! I lost ya'll...heh, didn't even know I was gone that long from visiting the porch. Tried to visit it, only to get some weird commercials. A bit of run-a-round, but I've finally found you again. Hope all is well! luv2all

November 13, 2000, 2:01 pm Msg #1006
HEY Porch! Many good mornings, evenings, and all in between! I lost ya'll...heh, didn't even know I was gone that long from visiting the porch. Tried to visit it, only to get some weird commercials. A bit of run-a-round, but I've finally found you again. Hope all is well! luv2all

November 13, 2000, 2:04 pm Msg #1007
Hey, luv2all!! Nice to see you again! Hey to Bulbsnatcher, Miss Ellie and everyone!! Hope you're all having a fine Mayberry kinda day. ~Dež~

November 13, 2000, 2:18 pm Msg #1008
Hello all! Hey ~Des~, That's okay hon You can be "bold" with me anytime. I wonder what causes that? Have a fun day all. Hey ta': ~Des~ Non-Signers An' everyone! Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 13, 2000, 2:21 pm Msg #1009
Des, any critters invaded that new house of yours?

November 13, 2000, 2:35 pm Msg #1010
To get everybody in the mood for Thanksgiving, here is: Turkey In The Straw Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 13, 2000, 3:15 pm Msg #1011
Nope, not yet, #1009! It's gonna be a little harder for them to penetrate this fortress. The only new critter I have is an adorable almost-four-month-old kitten that I got when he was only four days old! A neighbor kid came in with two kittens that he'd stolen from their mama. I was pretty disgusted to say the least, but I was fortunate to able to save one of them since the mama had disappeared. He's all grey, and already weighs six and a half pounds! I named him Jimmy (what else?) and he's the most spoiled rotten thing you can imagine. I regret that he was the only one I could save, but at least Jimmy won't be responsible for any stray kittens; he just got neutered! I'll post a pic of him one of these days when I get my new website put together. Now ain't you sorry you got me talking about critters?? LOL! Sorry to take on so... Cool song, Junior! That one twangs my buds. Pretty soon it'll be time for some Mayberry Christmas tunes! ~Dež~

November 13, 2000, 3:29 pm Msg #1012
Hey ~Des~, Thank ya' hon. Are you sure you didn't forget somethin'? LOL! Sometimes I like a loooooooooong winded post. ;-) Jus' messin' wit' ya' hon. Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 13, 2000, 3:33 pm Msg #1013
Just don't ask her....Her favorite Jimmy Buffett song. She has a hundred. ;-) Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 13, 2000, 3:35 pm Msg #1014
Ooooh you! You'd better be glad you're my pal. ("my buddy... (I liked you first!) LOL! ~Dež~

November 13, 2000, 3:46 pm Msg #1015
No you didn't. LOL! Cause, I liked you first! And you're good too. Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 13, 2000, 4:22 pm Msg #1016
You two ought to get a room! :-)

November 13, 2000, 8:22 pm Msg #1017
We are seeing more wild critters outdoors now that the woods behind my house are being cleared out. I can't see a difference yet from my house, where they have been cleared out and hope I don't. Always loved having no one live behind me. But 1/4 mile through the woods is another road and I rode down that road and saw them clearing out the woods, running off the wildlife. Makes me sick. Poor birds, squirrels, dear deers, even chicken hawks, raccoons. Sure hope they don't get into my back porch and mess with my younguns. All of mine are inarculated, but then you have to get boosters if they are exposed. My little Sweetie is getting well slowly, bless her heart. Hello to everyone. Miss Ellie "Any old tramps down there?"

November 13, 2000, 11:41 pm Msg #1018
Miss Ellie, I've been following the news about Sweetie, and am so glad she's doing better! Please keep us posted. ~Dež~

November 14, 2000, 3:05 pm Msg #1019
Everbody go to Florida to help with those hand counts? Thought I saw Earnest T. helping keep track. TAPPETY-tippety-tappety-tippety-tappety-tippety-tappety-tippety-tappety, STOMP!

November 14, 2000, 3:06 pm Msg #1020

November 14, 2000, 7:45 pm Msg #1021
Briscoe, thanks fer "Turkey in the Straw", that'n makes me cry!! Miss Ellie, I cain't tell ya how glad I am that Sweeties gettin' better! But I am sorry 'bout yer woods Moonbeam McSwine

November 15, 2000, 10:39 am Msg #1022
Hi folks. It's getting cold here in Mayberry. The sky is clear. My cat Sweetie is improving by leaps and bounds and I am so thankful. Yesterday while at the Bluebird Diner, that visiting minister, the Rev. Bereen, ran into my car. Well, Barney came and wrote up the accident. Aunt Bee and I were inside the Diner when it happened and when I went to open the car door, it wouldn't open, so I took it by Wally's and Gomer pried out the metal against it and except now for my broken mirror (7 years of bad luck?...for me or the guy who broke it?) and it don't look too bad. After Barney wrote up the report, he went in and made a date with Juanita. I wonder if Thelma Lou knows about this? But all and all "it was a real fun day". Hope today is NOT THAT MUCH fun! I'm sorry about our woods too Moonbeam. I just hope they don't dig back into the back of our lot. I've always loved the peace and solitude of the woods behind our house. I can hear the equipment from my house. Bless the poor misplaced animals hearts. Thanks for your kind thoughts about Sweetie. They sure help. Miss Ellie

November 15, 2000, 11:17 am Msg #1023
Good morning everyone! Bless your heart MISS ELLIE. I loved reading the account of your fender bender, it made me chuckle. Not the accident made me chuckle, but the colorful Mayberry way in which you describe it. You're a treasure! Have a great day all! NRNMG

November 15, 2000, 11:28 am Msg #1024
yo to everybody!


November 15, 2000, 3:45 pm Msg #1025
from a friend of mine:

> The stupidity of some people in this world never fails to amaze me. > This picture is real - not doctored in anyway - and was taken last week in > Waldorf by my son Duane. > He is Transportation Supervisor for a company that delivers building > materials for 84 Lumber. When he saw it there in the parking lot of IHOP, > he went and bought a camera to take pictures. > The car is still running as can be witnessed by the exhaust. A woman is > either asleep or otherwise out in the front seat passenger side. The guy > driving it was over jogging up and down on Rt. 925 in the background. The > witnesses said their physical state was OTHER than normal and the police > just shook their heads in amazement. The driver finally came back after > the police were there and was getting down at the back to cut the twine > around the load. They told him to get back until it was taken off. > The materials were loaded at Home Depot. Their store manager said they > had the customer sign a waiver! Both back tires are trashed. The back > shocks were driven up through the floorboard. In the back seat are 10 > bags, 80 lbs. each of concrete. On the roof are many 2X4s, 4X4s and OSL > sheets of lumber. They estimated the load weight at 3000 lbs. The car is > a VW Jetta with FL plates and the guy said he was headed for Annapolis. > JUST UNBELIEVABLE!!! look at the photo


November 15, 2000, 5:28 pm Msg #1026
Dont you ever call ME dumb again Barney.

November 15, 2000, 6:03 pm Msg #1027
What a dumb trick!

Sweetly disposed, but dumb.

He's ugly but he ain't stupid.

any more anyone?

November 15, 2000, 6:11 pm Msg #1028
I caint believe it, I just caint believe it!!!

November 15, 2000, 9:30 pm Msg #1029
Sp00ky Benson says Hey!

November 16, 2000, 1:18 am Msg #1030
Well, ollie, I have now seen everything. Thanks for the laff; I needed that. Would y'all please say some hard prayers for my best friend, Greg, who has suffered a stroke? He is only 44 and is in the hospital. It has been determined that there is brain damage, but I'm just afraid he's going to die. Thank you so much for your prayers. I'll keep you posted. ~Dež~

November 16, 2000, 10:16 am Msg #1031
Dež, prayers for Greg, and his family, too. How is he today?


November 16, 2000, 10:18 am Msg #1032
Hey ~Des~ Prayers for Greg. I know how much he means to you. Greg is in my prayers hon. He needs all the love and support you can give him right now. Please keep us posted. Prayers to all, Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 16, 2000, 11:37 am Msg #1033
God bless you, Dež. You are a good friend to request prayer here for Greg. Rest assured he is in our prayers for healing & you are also for comfort and strength. NRNMG

November 16, 2000, 1:05 pm Msg #1034
hey to spOOky!

November 16, 2000, 2:26 pm Msg #1035
Thank you, everyone. I spoke with Greg's mom twice this morning and he's about the same. He can string only three or four words together and has partial paralysis on his right side. This morning they moved him to another room so they could monitor his heart, which is apparently acting up. This is just too much.. he just turned 44. This is the same guy who was landscaping my yard a few weeks ago and playing with my kids. Thank you so much for all your prayers. I will keep you posted. ~Dež~

November 16, 2000, 2:31 pm Msg #1036
hey ~Dež~ i hope your friend pulls through as well as possible. a long time ago, i went through something with a family memeber who lost most of his language and motor skills. it's a difficult thing.


November 16, 2000, 3:05 pm Msg #1037
~Dež~, I will definitely keep Greg and you in my prayers. May God comfort you during this trying time.

Opie Taylor

November 16, 2000, 3:43 pm Msg #1038
hey to opie taylor


November 16, 2000, 4:21 pm Msg #1039
Des, Peace and prayers for you and your friend. Hey to Opie Taylor, ollie, NRNMG, MissPeggy, Briscoe, and the Spookster.


November 16, 2000, 8:05 pm Msg #1040
**prayers** for Greg

November 16, 2000, 8:18 pm Msg #1041
Des, prayers for Greg. 44 is so young. God bless you too Des. You are a good friend. Some of you remember Momma Jeannie, who posted here ages ago. Please pray for her Dad who is sick and all the family. My cat Sweetie is doing so good. Thank you for all the prayers and I thank God. You know He can heal anything. Sometimes healing comes through spiritually, emotionally or physically or all of them at the same time. I rest assured that God is here in this Porch and I am blessed to have my friends here. Miss Ellie

November 17, 2000, 12:19 am Msg #1042
Hi All. will it look like we are all askeding for pray for a love one or a friend , will i m askeding for one for a friend mike ,who wife is in the hosp from a bad heart and dead for 2 sce and came back. the weather here is cold tonight. TOM

November 17, 2000, 12:23 am Msg #1043
Hi All. will it look like we are all askeding for pray for a love one or a friend , will i m askeding for one for a friend mike ,who wife is in the hosp from a bad heart and dead for 2 sce and came back. the weather here is cold tonight. TOM

November 17, 2000, 5:49 am Msg #1044
Hey to TOM! I will pray for your request too. The weather's cold here also. Boy, will I be glad when it warms up again.

Miss Ellie, I'm so glad to hear that Sweetie is doing better. God is Good. I will pray for Jeannie's father and the family.

I'll continue to pray for the other requests that y'all have mentioned.

Hey to ollie, thanks for the recognition, pal. Hey to Lillian, SpOOky, NRNMG, ~Dež~, MissPeggy, and Briscoe Darling Jr.

Now Bulbsnatcher, don't quit using font color just because of one mistake. The only prevention of failure is to hide oneĺs self in the shadow of seclusion. However, what progress is gained? What wisdom attained? What battle won? Therefore, explore; adventure; taste failure; touch defeat; then get up; continue; give God the glory, and the future a hero!--author unknown And that goes for everbody!

Y'all have a great day.

Opie Taylor

November 17, 2000, 8:13 am Msg #1045
What beautiful words, OPIE TAYLOR. You shor do have a high roof to your mouth!

November 17, 2000, 2:03 pm Msg #1046
Hello all! Hey ~Des~, How is Greg today? Continued prayes for him, his family and you. Staying with a Thanksgiving theme, here is: Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie Enjoy! Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ OPie Taylor Miss Peggy ollie Non-Signers An' everyone!

November 17, 2000, 4:47 pm Msg #1047
Good afternoon all. It's snow flurrying here in my corner of Mayberry. DEž, how is Greg today? Pretty music BRISCOE. OPIE, I like what you had to say there. Prayers for TOM'S friend. MISS ELLIE, we are all blessed to have you too. Hey to LILLIAN & OLLIE & MISS PEGGY and anybody else I might of missed. Have a great Mayberry evening ys'll. NRNMG

November 17, 2000, 6:15 pm Msg #1048
hey, y'all~~
the prayerlist grows longer...
watchin' th' Darling boys an' their non-speakin' roles, got to wonderin'... an' this might-a been asked an' answered an' mebbe I fergot so I'm a-askin' agin.
of course, their not speakin' worked out fine as far as bein' funny an' all, was it written that way because of the difference in wages for speaking vs. non-speaking parts (once an actor speaks a certain amount of words they become unionized an' th' pay rate changes dramatically), or was there a union conflict because The Dillards must've been in the Musicians' Union, or kinda both because they'd have to pay Musicians a lot of money to be speaking actors, too...? or mebbe they jes' couldn't act an' it was best to skip givin' 'em lines atall...?
I heartell both Andy an' Danny Thomas was pretty frugal, ta say th' least... wonderin' if this was about budget or talent or what..
~~~love, Leon "Eebum, shubum, shubum, shump."
oh, that's just somethin' we say.

November 17, 2000, 6:29 pm Msg #1049
Well, howdy, friends! I got home from Florida on Tuesday, and walked in to find a dead DSL line, so haven't been able visit. After three technicians visited, I'm now connected again. Looks like there have been some goings-on while I was away. Dež, I'm praying for a good report about your friend Greg. 44 is way yonder too young for such a problem. Miss Ellie, I'm glad Sweetie is improving. My Sugarplum made the trip to Florida just fine, snoozed in her carrier all the way home, right next to my feet. Flying is no big deal for her. Bulbsnatcher, I'm really impressed. You actually changed a tire? Wow! Tom, you are indeed a treasure. Please don't ever go away. Moonbeam, I for one clearly remember "Li'l Abner", and the beautiful Moonbeam McSwine. Did you know that the movie "Li'l Abner" is available? You might have to hunt it, but I found it at a Suncoast video store a few years ago. Jamie "Klinger" Farr was Evil Eye Fleegle. Very entertaining, I've watched it with friends and they always love it. Well, got to go back to work tonight. Yuck. You all have a great Mayberry weekend. -- Romeena

November 17, 2000, 6:31 pm Msg #1050
Meyers Lake is in Stokes County?! I had no idea... all this time, never noticed, never heard that line.

November 17, 2000, 9:36 pm Msg #1051
Goodevening friends. Tom, my prayer for you friend and his wife. Des, keep us up to date on Greg. Romeena, good to see you. That SugarPlum is something else..a flying dog. Leon, I have no idea about the Dillards "non-speaking roles", but they sure were funny. I saw "The Pickle Story" tonight. That is a good one. "Kerosene?" Look at all the trouble Andy and Barney went to, to make sure Aunt Bee nor Clara's feelings were hurt. In our corner of Mayberry in NC, it is a tad bit cool for this time of year. Sunday we could even have a wintery mix. This just ain't right for us here. Y'all have a goodnight. Miss Ellie "I think I'll hermitize myself."

November 17, 2000, 10:01 pm Msg #1052
Hey, all! Well, I have some miraculous news!! Greg didn't have a stroke after all!! He has toxoplasmosis, and the swollen lesion on his brain has been causing the paralysis! They have him on antibiotics and a steroid for the swelling, and God willing he should be significantly better in a week or two. After a few months, he is expected to be back to normal, if not sooner. This is the most exquisite blessing I can think of. Yesterday was so dismal and hopeless, and now this incredible news.... I'm so happy I could just squeal! LOL! I went to see Greg last night, and just as I walked in his sister said I couldn't have come at a better time, because he was asking for me. I can't believe I'm getting my friend back. What a beautiful holiday blessing. Thank you all so very much for your support and prayers. A miracle came of it. God bless you wonderful folks! I'm elated. ~Dež~

November 17, 2000, 10:11 pm Msg #1053
By the way, I talked to one of Greg's family members a couple of hours ago and learned that he's already talking more, and with less effort. Imagine getting prepared to lose a loved one, then having him handed back to you. I can't describe how elated and relieved I'm feeling right now. I just hope and pray that his progress continues and he has no complications. ~Dež~

November 17, 2000, 10:26 pm Msg #1054
Hallelujah!! Praise Be! Thank the LORD!

Dež, Greg is lucky to have you care about him so much. A true friend is a special blessing. You all are still in our prayers.


November 17, 2000, 11:50 pm Msg #1055
Des, how wonderful for Greg!! I can personally vouch for the power of prayer, as I told Miss Ellie in an email, I was pronounced 99% dead, in a coma for nine days, and the family came from all over, thinking this was the end, but on Easter Sunday, four years ago, I woke up wondering what all the fuss was about! Makes you appreciate the smallest blessings in life, and have less time for trivialities! (no offense!) Romeena! Thanks so much fer lettin' me know 'bout that there movie! I was jest 'a wonderin' 'bout thet very thang! Suncoast, ya say? That was one great flick! 'Member Jubilacious T Cornpone??

November 18, 2000, 7:15 am Msg #1056
Glory, Hallelujah! Praise God for answering prayer. ~Dež~, I'm so happy for you, and Greg! God is so Good!

Hey, Leon! In the episode The Darlings Are Coming it was Aunt Bee's good home cooking that got the boys to speak. After one of her meals, Mitch can be heard to say, "About to pop," while talkative Doug remarked, "Great beans, Aunt Bee." And as Aunt Bee left the courthouse they all chimed in unison, "Good night, Aunt Bee." Other than singing, the boys are never again heard to speak. I've read somewhere that the reason the boys never spoke, other than the time stated above, is because they couldn't act. Hope that answers your question.

Miss Ellie, why aren't you using a font color anymore? Don't you quit, too! You know what they say about dropouts.

NRNMG, I like that font color of yours! You should post more often if you get the chance.

I haven't seen Rafe in awhile. Anyone know what he's up to?

Howdy to Romeena, Moonbeam McSwine, TOM, MissPeggy, ollie, Bulbsnatcher, and everyone that posts at Trivialities, and the Non-Signers.

Opie Taylor

"I do not choose to run." You know who said that - Floyd. You know who I wish would have say that - Gore.

November 18, 2000, 7:22 am Msg #1057
Whoops! I forgot something! See, Bulbsnatcher and Miss Ellie, it happens to everybody.
That should fix it.

November 18, 2000, 7:25 am Msg #1058
It did. Everything is o-kay in Mayberry.

Opie Taylor

November 18, 2000, 9:12 am Msg #1059
What wonderful news, Dež! That comes within a froghair of bein' a sure 'nuff miracle. We're all so happy for you and your friend, and his family. Well, just got in from work, am beat to the socks, and getting ready to crawl up close to my warm puppy and have a snooze. It's real cold here, good sleepin' weather! Have a great day, friends.--Romeena

November 18, 2000, 9:31 am Msg #1060
Howdy folks.

Des, that is great news for you, Greg and his whole family. What a wonderful Thanksgiving blessing. I'll keep praying.

Moonbeam, you came out of your coma on Easter Sunday, after being declared 99% dead, like the resurrection in a sense. Miracles do continue to happen.

Opie, I haven't quit my color fonting. It has kind of been a black and white week.

Everyone have a great day now. Miss Ellie

"Eatin' speaks louder than words."

November 18, 2000, 9:33 am Msg #1061
I think I forget to turneth of my color. Miss Ellie

November 18, 2000, 11:31 am Msg #1062
Ah, but a pretty color it was, Miss Ellie! I've always liked chartreuse! I'm not sure that's the color you used, but it shore is purty. Thank you all SO MUCH for your prayers and kind words of support. I sure am blessed to know such a great group of folks. Hope you're all having a great weekend. It's cold and rainy here, but I don't care! Like Miss Celie said in "The Color Purple", "I'm here!" LOL! I'll update you on Greg as soon as I have more news. ~Dež~

November 18, 2000, 6:20 pm Msg #1063
In watching the Gomerathon on TV Land this weekend, there were so many people that lived in Mayberry depicting different characters in California. Miz Lesch, Romeena(twice), Daphne, Mr. Masters, Charlene, and Clara Edwards to name a few. Shouldn't Gomer have recognized some of these imposters from growing up in Mayberry?

November 18, 2000, 11:33 pm Msg #1064
Well, Opie Taylor.....with those very kind and sweet words of encouragement, I have decided to try some color again! You are a real dear!

Dež...I have not been on Trivialities here lately because of my schedule, but my heart just sank when I read about your friend Greg. I continued reading, and tears actually came to my eyes when I read the absolutely wonderful, joyous news of his condition now! Along with all the other beautiful people here in our own Mayberry, I celebrate with you as you yourself also recover from such a devastating experience. It really DOES make you stop and realize just how incredible life is, and also how very fragile. We all take it for granted and I guess every once in awhile, we have to be reminded that life is a gift, not a privilege. I am reminded myself whenever I talk with my precious Mom, after all she went through a couple of years ago. I truly thank God....He stayed with us every step of the way...I have NO DOUBT!

By the way, Dež...I'm looking forward to seeing a picture of that adorable little four-month-old bundle of fur! I bet that baby is just PRECIOUS!

Opie...thanks, again for giving me courage to try coloring my world again! Romeena....hug that sweet puppy of yours for me! Miss Ellie...I'm glad Sweetie is back to her darling self. prayers go out to you, your friend Mike, and his wife. Please keep us posted on how things are going, friend.

Hey to Moonbeam McSwine, Rafe, Elinora, NRNMG, ollie, Miss Peggy, Briscoe Darling Jr., The Rock, Flora, Pinkcloud, Leon, Merle Dean, and everybody else my poor brain couldn't think of right now. folks just really make my day sometimes! I hope I can always find a little spot here and have a bottle of pop with all of are such a joy!

OH! I know this is a TERRIBLY long post, but I just HAVE to tell all of you one thing....I'm so tickled! I have started a chapter of TAGSRWC here in the little town I live in....near Nashville. I got my official charter the other day, and I've already framed it! BIG SMILE! The name of my chapter is "Try To Curb Them Hot Flashes". Hahahahaha....I hope one day to have a little web site if I can figure out how to do it, and also if I can get some time!

Sorry my post was so long, and thanks for your patience!

Bulbsnatcher (How'd I do, Opie Taylor?)

November 18, 2000, 11:40 pm Msg #1065
DANG! I thought I had NRNMG in her color! I'm sorry, girl!


November 18, 2000, 11:45 pm Msg #1066
Bulbsnatcher, that was perfect! Excellent job, pal! I knew you could do it! Don't worry about your post being too long, I always enjoy reading what you have to say.

Opie Taylor

Only one word I can think of, "Shazam"!

November 18, 2000, 11:49 pm Msg #1067
Oh, Miss Ellie I didn't mean to forget you! Sorry about that. I'm glad to see that you haven't given-up fonting. Looks like this week is brighter already.

Opie Taylor

November 19, 2000, 12:06 am Msg #1068
Opie are a very very nice and supportive person. All of these colors here are nice, but it's PEOPLE like YOU that make the WORLD a brighter place! You're a prince...a real prince!

I went to Miss Crump's Font Colors Help, and I took bits and pieces of my post over to that practice try and make sure I did everything right! It was time-consuming, but I was "color shy". Hehehehe.

Has anybody heard from Emma lately? I wish she'd drop by!

Happy Saturday evening to all!


November 19, 2000, 12:40 am Msg #1069
Good evening all. Prayers to all that need them and all that have unspoken ones also. This is such a joy to come here and read about all of your lives. Puts a little cheer into mine. Baby is teething so not sleeping much at night. Will have to ask Leon to post a new picture of her so yall can see her. She is getting so big now. love charlotte

November 19, 2000, 11:19 am Msg #1070
Goodmorning friends. I received some sad news this morning. An elderly friend, age 88, Eleanor passed away Friday. She had Alzheimers and about a year ago had a mastectomy, recently a broke hip and dehydration. I cannot grieve because she is with Jesus and not suffering anymore, but am sad. I'm sad it has been a long time since I've seen her. Please keep her loved ones and friends in your prayers during our time of loss.

Hey Charlotte. Would love to see a picture of the baby. I know she is adorable.

Bulbsnatcher, you are something else.

Opie Taylor, you are a treasuh. We are having a wintery mix, sleet, rain, snow right now. Miss Ellie "We shall meet, but we shall miss her.There will be one vacant chair. We shall longer to carress her..."

November 19, 2000, 4:24 pm Msg #1071
Miss Ellie, my yard is covered with "not expecting any accumulation" pinkcloud

November 19, 2000, 5:51 pm Msg #1072
Miss Ellie, so sorry about your friend. You're all so nice to keep each other in your prayers, and to make me feel t' home. I saw Aunt Bee on the Gomerthon today! What a pleasure! Miss Ellie, I wish we were gettin' some 'a that "white rain"! Love the smell 'a that stuff! Gee, my posts look so borin' next t' all this color! It's so perty here! And that VW Jedda, well, I sent that pic to ev'ryone I know! Ain't there an award fer sech stupidity?? If not, there oughta be, but still, I coutn't hep but feel sorry fer the feller! Charlotte, I'd love t' see the baby too! Buck up! Those teethin' days'll be gone 'fore ya know it! Bulbsnatcher, congratulations on yer charter! Opie Taylor, Des, and all the rest of you make it pure-D pleasure t' come here!

November 19, 2000, 7:24 pm Msg #1073
Hello! just checking in. Watching the Gomerthon also. Hope all is well. Mr. Cookie Bar

November 19, 2000, 7:37 pm Msg #1074
Hey Mr. Cookie Bar!

November 19, 2000, 8:29 pm Msg #1075
Good Sabbath evening everyone. I hope each of you had a wonderful Sunday. It's cold & windy with snow showers here in my neck of Mayberry. BULBSNATCHER, don't you worry none about it at all...some days I don't feel to colorful anyways. NRNMG "Some's got it and some ain't..."

November 19, 2000, 11:55 pm Msg #1076
Cuzzin, that IS a miracle! you give thet boy a extry big **hug** (as much as he kin take, that is) next time ya see him!

November 20, 2000, 12:05 am Msg #1077
Bulbsnatcher, you are an encouragement to me! I really appreciate your very kind and thoughtful words! I use that practice area too, it really helps! Thank you again for your thoughtfulness!

Miss Ellie, we got some snow in my part of NC too! I haven't been crazy about that white stuff ever since I broke my leg about four or five years ago in a sledding accident. I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. I will pray for the family as they go though this difficult time. Losing a loved one is always difficult no matter what their age. But it's comforting to know that she is in a better place and that her sufferings will be no more!

To Msg # 1072 if you want to use font color in your posts I'd be happy to tell you how! And if you don't that's fine too, some folks prefer b/w. Posting with different font colors is real simple, all you have to do is type in <font color=tan> and your font color, when posted, will look like this! And to turn it off type </font> and there you have it! If you want to practice first you can do that at this practice area. Good luck!

Hey to pinkcloud, Charlotte, Mr. Cookie Bar, NRNMG, and everyone else here at Trivialities. You all take care and keep warm.

Opie Taylor

November 20, 2000, 12:12 am Msg #1078
Hey, y'all! It's so nice to see all the posts from you wonderful folks. Sure is a supportive bunch of friends here... Thank you for all the kind words of encouragement. I saw Greg today. Turns out he DID have a stroke after all, but the prognosis is still very good, and he's looking better than he has in ages, and is doing better. I'm so glad. He might need some physical therapy, but he should make a complete recovery. He's up and walking around, talking better, and does have partial use of his right side. I'm very optimistic, and so is everyone else. Please keep him in your prayers, though. That is helping so much. So... what's on everyone's Thanksgiving feast menu? ~Dež~

November 20, 2000, 12:15 am Msg #1079
Well as usual I didn't make myself very clear. :-) Greg does have toxoplasmosis, which has caused a lesion on his brain, but the doctors think that lesion is what caused the stroke. Hope I'm making sense here! ~Dež~

November 20, 2000, 12:57 am Msg #1080
Hi All. Thank you for all the prayer for mike wife, she is out of I.C.U but not doing to good . he said that she did not no what is going on what hersafe at time. Will it cold tonight and by mor we will have a inch of the whitesuffe. i git the cards Miss. Ellie thank you, and i like your little jok. my pray out to everyone tonight. SOWING BLESSINGS IF you want to make a difference in other people's lives, be thoughtful and considereate, be slow to criticiz . be helpful when yuo're needed let others know you care, be patient and forgiving whan hurts are hard to bear. do always unto others as you'd have done to you, for when you sow God's blessings, you'll reap His harvest, to. TOM.

November 20, 2000, 12:59 am Msg #1081
Hi All. Thank you for all the prayer for mike wife, she is out of I.C.U but not doing to good . he said that she did not no what is going on what hersafe at time. Will it cold tonight and by mor we will have a inch of the whitesuffe. i git the cards Miss. Ellie thank you, and i like your little jok. my pray out to everyone tonight. SOWING BLESSINGS IF you want to make a difference in other people's lives, be thoughtful and considereate, be slow to criticiz . be helpful when yuo're needed let others know you care, be patient and forgiving whan hurts are hard to bear. do always unto others as you'd have done to you, for when you sow God's blessings, you'll reap His harvest, to. TOM.

November 20, 2000, 11:44 am Msg #1082
happy birthday to opie ("old" opie), and also to me :-) who's b-day was yesterday........


November 20, 2000, 11:53 am Msg #1083
Hey to all! Wish I was gonna be in North Carolina for Thanksgiving....I'd go by the Snappy Lunch and have me a big "porkchop sammich for my feast! MMMMmmmm! Those things are SO GOOD! Hey....has anyone heard any more on the plight of The Snappy Lunch? Has it moved to a new location? I guess I COULD do some research myself, huh?

No white stuff here in my part of Tennessee, but I'm sure tryin' to keep up-to-date on the weather conditions heading toward Emma's way....can't get snowed in up there!

Well....I wanted to just pop in and say "hi" to everybody. Love to all.


November 20, 2000, 12:19 pm Msg #1084
Hey Bulbsnatcher, what part of TN are you from?

November 20, 2000, 3:10 pm Msg #1085
Hello friends! Hey ~Des~, Continued prayers for Greg. Glad he's doing better. I think I'm going to Hooterville for Thanksgiving. To keep you in the mood, here is: Shuckin The Corn Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ Nice, real nice MaryGrace Miss Ellie Flora Bulbsnactcher Non-Signers An' everyone!

November 21, 2000, 7:21 am Msg #1086
Anybody having anything out of the ordinary for Thanksgiving? I need some ideaers. Besides my meatballs, that is...


November 21, 2000, 12:51 pm Msg #1087
yo to everybody!

i was thinking of making a rib roast, but i think verleen wants a turkey..... so i'm thinking, i'll get a small-medium turkey (there's only the three of us, counting robert), loosely stuff it with red onions, thyme rosemary garlic salt and pepper and a half of a lemon. rub it with olive oil black pepper and salt. then about an hour before it's done, start glazing it with a lemon juice/ brown sugar mixture (that has been simmered a little to blend it). then on the side, serve some regular roasted garlic mashed potatoes and gravy (plenty of bay leaves and wine) from the gibblets, a little bacon/ greenbeans (onions, garlic, some chicken stock--reduce it then put that mixture in a pot with the beans and simmer them in some water-salt-and-pepper- for a long time), with some roasted corn, some nice bread and then an apple crisp and ice cream. that's the plan anyway.

holler at yall later


November 21, 2000, 12:59 pm Msg #1088
i forgot about the stuffing......


November 21, 2000, 4:46 pm Msg #1089
ollie, what time should we be over?

November 21, 2000, 6:21 pm Msg #1090
Sounds delicious, OLLIE! We are going to my daughter's house out of state for the traditional feast with family. I'm baking the pumpkin pies & making the stuffing. I'm thankful for each of you here at the "porch" site and for the wonderful privilage of coming here to chat with you all. Have a safe & happy holiday everyone. NRNMG

November 21, 2000, 6:21 pm Msg #1091
Sounds delicious, OLLIE! We are going to my daughter's house out of state for the traditional feast with family. I'm baking the pumpkin pies & making the stuffing. I'm thankful for each of you here at the "porch" site and for the wonderful privilage of coming here to chat with you all. Have a safe & happy holiday everyone. NRNMG

November 21, 2000, 7:09 pm Msg #1092
Sounds like everyone is going to eat heartily on Thanksgiving. I think we will go out this Thanksgiving. It has been a really hectic time around here and I just want to sit back, relax and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning up.

I should post this in COLD BLUE if there is such a color. We will get down to l5 degrees tonight ! TOO COLD. Unusual in Mayberry. I agree with NRNMG, I too am thankful for this forum Ollie brought back to us, and for Ollie and all the people who post here as this is a "real friendly town". Goodnight sweet people. Miss Ellie

November 21, 2000, 8:44 pm Msg #1093
Who was the little boy that has the penutbutter sandwich?

November 21, 2000, 9:48 pm Msg #1094

November 22, 2000, 8:17 am Msg #1095
Des? Any update on Greg?

November 22, 2000, 1:17 pm Msg #1096
Romeena, I found the movie, and they's holdin' it fer me! Thanks! For all you ladies, they ain't called "hot flashes" no more! They's "power surges!!" Ha ha! I love that! For them that don't already know it, Don Knotts is gonna be on "Biography" tonight. I'm a'goin to one of my daughters houses for Thanksgivin', cause evy'bodies gettin' scattered to the wind this year what with in-laws 'n sech. Then, we's gonna have the whole family here fo anotha turkey dinner! I hopes all ya'lls has a reel nice Thanksgivin'! Moonbeam

November 22, 2000, 4:00 pm Msg #1097
I just wanted to wish you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving. May you and yours be protected this Holiday, be warm in your homes, and share your blessings with each other! RickyB

November 22, 2000, 4:04 pm Msg #1098
I just wanted to wish you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving. May you and yours be protected this Holiday, be warm in your homes, and share your blessings with each other! RickyB

November 22, 2000, 4:05 pm Msg #1099
I'm sorry about that. Buy me a book, send me to school, and look what I end up doing. RickyB

November 22, 2000, 4:29 pm Msg #1100
We wanted to wish all our Mayberry friends a "Happy Thanksgiving". Hope you have a great day!! Emmett & Martha

November 22, 2000, 7:53 pm Msg #1101
Nice to see you all, Emmett, Martha, RickyB, moonbeam, MissEllie, NRNMG, ollie, Des, Briscoe, and non-signers. Counting my blessings this Thanksgiving...


November 22, 2000, 8:01 pm Msg #1102
y'all be safe, eat well, be thankful.
1093, it was ME!!
~~~love, Leon

November 22, 2000, 8:29 pm Msg #1103
hey everybody!

hope everyone hasa great holiday! i gotta get to cooking early in the morning for verleen and robert. it's gonna be fun!

should'a seen all the turkey buyers today: i already bought mine yesterday so we could have some time to get used to one another..... hehe.

holler at yall later


November 23, 2000, 9:26 am Msg #1104
Happy Blessed Thanksgiving to each and every one. I am thankful for my "Mayberry Family" and especially for Ollie recreating this forum.

Happy Belated Birthday to Pinkcloud !

As we sit back and fill our stomachs, let us not forget that we celebrate this day to give thanks to God for all of his blessings.

Miss Ellie "MEAT ! TATERS ! BREAD ! "Eatin' speaks louder than words." "I passed it, I didn't heave it." "Now Opie, you know why we are doing this?" (Pickle Story) "Yeah, you don't want me gettin' sick agin."

November 23, 2000, 11:06 am Msg #1105
Happy Thanksgiving all! Hey ~Des~, How is Greg doin'? Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 23, 2000, 11:24 am Msg #1106
A very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! May you all be warm, spend time with your families, be healthy and happy, and realize just how much we all do have to be thankful for. God bless each of you.

I wasn't able to make it up to spend such a lovely day with my Mom after all, but God bless you, Mom...I love you so much!