October 20, 2000, 3:04 pm Msg #658
Great to see you again, Bulbsnatcher! Rafe, your green looks fine. Belated Happy Birthday to my old bud. Miss Ellie you are ept and I don't wanna hear another word about it! TICK A LOCK!! (giggle :-) Happy Friday to everyone here! Love y'all. ~De~

October 20, 2000, 3:24 pm Msg #659
Hey to everyone! Hope you all are having a great day!

To those that want to use a light font color: You can do that and make it readable simple by typing, <table bgcolor="black"><td><font color="white"> don't forget to turn everything off at the end of your post by typing, </font></TD></table></center> and when posted this is what it will look like,

Now I'm using the font color white and you can read it! I hope.J
That's almost the same way I make a birthday banner, I just add border it. I hope I've been able to be a help to someone.

Flora, you did it! Determination, that's a good character quality, you were determined to get it right and you kept trying until you did. Good job!

Bulbsnatcher, now you can use a light font color and everyone can read it! Go ahead and give it a try. What have you got to lose? And that goes for Msg #655-657 too.

Happy Postin'

Opie Taylor

October 20, 2000, 5:10 pm Msg #660
Very interesting!! Thanks, Opie Taylor. I hope this works, but it probably won't.

October 20, 2000, 5:10 pm Msg #661
Hey, I did it!! You're the cat's Opie Taylor!

October 20, 2000, 7:08 pm Msg #662
Thanks Opie Taylor for fixing my blunder. I won't tackle highlighting and such as i could never remember all that stuff to do it. I'll stick with colors and paragraphs.

Lillian, I didn't mean I was going to stop posting...I mean't I wouldn't post any more news about little Buddy Myers unless I hear something different. I couldn't do without coming here for my daily fix.

Flora, good job. Good to see you.

Everyone have a good night.

Miss Ellie "It's yer shocks." Gomer Pyle

Where is Merle Dean anyway?

October 20, 2000, 7:28 pm Msg #663
"I ain't no sow's ear!!!"

October 20, 2000, 8:39 pm Msg #664
Hey to everyone, Getting a chance to catch up a little, hope everyone is fine as wine! Nice to come by here when I can and sit and read. Have a good weekend everyone. Buzz Fluhart

October 20, 2000, 9:54 pm Msg #665
{br} to Flora. --Jelsik the Bulkhead

October 20, 2000, 10:05 pm Msg #666
wow! fancy fonting in the body tag! who'da knew? lol

i wonder if it works in netscrape......

October 20, 2000, 10:07 pm Msg #667


October 20, 2000, 10:19 pm Msg #668
BTW: i gotta take little robert to a birthday party (his first one....for a freind that is) and after that, i'm gonna sweep this place out tommoree. just so you all know i'm on the job :-) come election day, write me in. there's only so many ways you can spell "ollie" hehe

i think it is great that everyone is fancy fonting!! and , if you make a mistake, it's ok. someone will correct it, or if worse comes to worse, we;ll all have to learn to read wingdings.

seriously, don't hesitate to give 'er a whirl, i think it's fun.

because i'm a nerd. wait. did i just type that out loud??.........oh, shoot. there is little robert: he is cutting some major teeth and he is not sleeping well, so niether are me and verleen.............dang.

HEY BUZZY!! what's up? glad to see you there feller!

anyhow, i was watching matlock and who did i see???? major kyra from DS9 . i think she was in 2 eps.

oh yeah, this human resources person sent me this naggy email wanting me to fill out some kinda paperwork for taxes or something and i wrote back: "i'll do it, i'll do it the first chainst i get" hahaha she probly thought i was a nut.

anyways, i better run, (sweep coming soon..... ah, i might as well do it now...... one time i was going to procrastinate, but i figgured it could wait till next week.......... (insert tonight show theme song)


(keep on fancy fonting!!! it's great)

October 20, 2000, 10:34 pm Msg #669
Hey to ever'body!! Well, I'm gonna try ONE MORE TIME on the color fontin' thing, and if it don't look good this time, FERGIT IT!!!

"I'm trying out the black font, how do you think that will work?" Oh, NumberThree, you're a SCREAM, you know that? I'll give you a hunderd on the laugh-o-meter! :-) Thanks for the birthday wishes, bud. You too, Miss Ellie and Flora and **Barn and ~De~!!!

Hey to Buzz and Jelsik and Bulbsnatcher and Opie Taylor and Lillian and anybody else I may have missed. Nice to see ever'body.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
RAFE: "How much is this?"
ANDY: "Oh, 'bout three dollars."
RAFE: "What d'you suppose it is?"
ANDY: "If I knew that it'd cost ya five."
RAFE: "Sounds like a bargain."
ANDY: "One of these is nice to have."
RAFE: "I always wanted one..."

October 20, 2000, 10:36 pm Msg #670
wow rafe you posted in the middle of a sweep!! whooo BOY talk about exitement! hahaha


October 20, 2000, 10:37 pm Msg #671
Hey to ollie! Looks like my LIMEGREEN font will work okay, you reckon?

"I've seen it done a hundred times, I've read the book, I know what to do."

October 20, 2000, 10:39 pm Msg #672
looks good to me, buddy! (hey remember way back when when i was trying to learn to fancy font on the porch??? seems like a long time ago...... )


October 20, 2000, 10:40 pm Msg #673
ps i love that scene " if i knew i'td cost you 5" hahaha that always cracks me up.


October 20, 2000, 10:46 pm Msg #674
pss: it wouldn't be the same withought your : *


October 20, 2000, 10:52 pm Msg #675
Rafe? Introduce us to your bride!

October 20, 2000, 10:57 pm Msg #676
pss: it wouldn't be the same withought your : *


October 20, 2000, 10:59 pm Msg #677
Hi everybody, It has been a long time since I have visited the "porch." Glad to hear that everybody is enjoying trivialities. verleen p.s. thanks for all the compliments about Robert

October 20, 2000, 11:00 pm Msg #678
ollie made me say sorry for making him chew his cabbage twice. what is that suppose to mean? verleen

October 20, 2000, 11:26 pm Msg #679
Nice to see you, Verleen!!!

October 21, 2000, 6:39 am Msg #680
Hello to Trivialities, and everyone who posts here!

(to Msg #660) Good job! Boy, you learn fast!C

Miss Ellie, anytime you're ready, give "highlighting" a try. I'll be rootin' for ya!U

Howdy, Rafe! I like your new font color. I appreciate your link to that web page on The Four Spiritual Laws.J

Hey to ollie, hope you have a more restful day today and night tonight! Take care.

Talk to ya all later, ~De~, Miss Ellie, Buzz Fluhart, Verleen, NumberThree, Bulbsnatcher, Lillian , Briscoe Darling Jr., Burt , Elinora, JudyJudyJudy, NRNMG, MPO, Ang and anyone else I'm forgetting!

Have a great day.

Opie Taylor

"You know, I never thought our town would come to this. Mayberry--gateway to danger."

October 21, 2000, 6:44 am Msg #681
{br} to Flora. --Jelsik the Bulkhead

October 21, 2000, 7:06 am Msg #682
Right back at ya! ;-)

October 21, 2000, 10:00 am Msg #683
It's a beautiful Mayberry mornin!

October 21, 2000, 11:14 am Msg #684
Morning gang! How is everyone, this beautiful Mayberry day? Here is: < a=href"http://trucker-jim.com/oldies2/feeling_groovy.mid">59th Street Bridge Song Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta: ~Des~ Opie Taylor Flora ollie An' everyone!

October 21, 2000, 11:18 am Msg #685
Gee? Didn't work. Hmmmm. Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 21, 2000, 11:39 am Msg #686
'Mornin', dears!

October 21, 2000, 12:00 pm Msg #687

October 21, 2000, 12:05 pm Msg #688
There's that count again!One more time
This place is great!

October 21, 2000, 3:26 pm Msg #689
where is everbody?

October 21, 2000, 4:06 pm Msg #690
< a href="http://trucker-jim.com/oldies2/feeling_groovy.mid">59th Street Bridge Song how bout this?

October 21, 2000, 4:07 pm Msg #691
no. 59th Street Bridge Song?

October 21, 2000, 4:07 pm Msg #692

October 21, 2000, 4:14 pm Msg #693
hey BDJ it is great to see you posting tunes again!

October 21, 2000, 4:28 pm Msg #694
hey BDJ it is great to see you posting tunes again!

October 21, 2000, 4:29 pm Msg #695

October 21, 2000, 7:03 pm Msg #696

October 21, 2000, 7:12 pm Msg #697
Junior, you know how Tillie had them long teeth? Well, you have you a gap betwixt yer < and yer a. That could do it, you know. ~De~ I'm just gonne give 'er a shot withoutthat gap. If I'm wrong I'm wrong. Feelin' Goofy.. err... I mean Groovy

October 21, 2000, 7:14 pm Msg #698
Yep, I had it and had to get rid of it. Hope everyone's enjoyin' a fine weekend. ~De~

October 21, 2000, 9:33 pm Msg #699
hey, y'all~~
so glad this new Porch is here. it's therapedic. please put me back on yer prayerlists, fer a while at least.
**hugs** ta mah ol' buddy, ol' pal, Rafe Hollister. an' "hey" ta all th' old Porchsters an' folks from Miss Crump's Blackboard an' alla ya newcomers. Welcome Home.
liked thet "invisible ink" fontin', might have ta try thet sometime.
~~~love, Leon

October 21, 2000, 10:01 pm Msg #700
Hope everybody is having a great weekend so far. NRNMG
"Yep, some's got it and some ain't!"

October 21, 2000, 11:12 pm Msg #701
thanks rafe nice to see you too verleen

October 21, 2000, 11:12 pm Msg #702
thanks rafe nice to see you too verleen

October 21, 2000, 11:12 pm Msg #703
oops v

October 21, 2000, 11:53 pm Msg #704
Is anyone dressing up as a Mayberry character for Halloween this year? If you are, how about telling us about it?

October 21, 2000, 11:59 pm Msg #705
My oh my......I just LOVE all these purty colors on this new Porch. I hope it's okay to call it that....it's no disrespect at all to "Trivialities"...not at-allll! I'm just so used to callin' it that.....I don't like change...my mother's the same way. Hey to De, Rafe, Opie, Miss Ellie, Emma, and all you beautiful people here! I sure get a warm fuzzy feelin' here....it's nice....real nice!


October 22, 2000, 12:03 am Msg #706
All those colors are real nice and everything, but I'll just stick with the basics. I don't like change either, Bulbsnatcher. I was gonna post somethin' regarding all these colors...I had it typed and everything, and decided not to post it. I wouldn't post in them colors! Hahahahaha! The only thing I can do is what you see here at the end.

October 22, 2000, 12:05 am Msg #707
I'll say one thing for ya **Barn....you shore are goin' places!

October 22, 2000, 12:12 am Msg #708
Hey....it's me again....Bulbsnatcher. Hehehehe...I've been meanin' to tell y'all...'cause I guess I'm just proud, proud, proud. There is a little "game type thingy" that has the Tyson chickens...you can "click" on the chickens, and they will cluck different notes. I started playing with it, and did "The Fishin' Hole" on it! It's really funny....y'all need to try it! You can click here

October 22, 2000, 12:16 am Msg #709
Oops.....that didn't work for the Tyson chickens...sniff...sniff. Well, the URL is http://www.tyson.com/chicken/games/chorusplay.asp. I shore do go on and on, don't I? Anyway...go ahead....play a tune over there!

October 22, 2000, 12:39 am Msg #710
HELLO ALL. I like all the colore here. rafe how is the feetball team comming and the cleveland is 2 and 4 ?I have not fined a job, but I do gitssi now but that is some help for now. Christmas Roses. Red roses pine cones, and holly bright! Wha is more beautiful and gay?... Entwining love on Christmas Day With peace and joys'sclear glowing light Sent by the star that shone that night And gleamed two thousand yearsaway. Red roses,pine cones and holly bright! What is more beautiful and gay?... A child's enchantment at the sight Of lighted tree and gifts for play, To music's season of delight! Red roses, pine cones and holly bright! What is more beautiful and gay? TOM

October 22, 2000, 3:08 am Msg #711
Hey to whomever is out there this time of the mornin'. It's after 2 a. m. here and I just can't sleep; not narry a wink. Thought I'd get myself a bottle of pop and surf a while. I may go double check a few door knobs. I just found out they really don't roll up the sidewalks. And after all these years, I was believin' they did!

October 22, 2000, 10:11 am Msg #712
Goodmorning folks. Lovely autumn day here in Mayberry. May all you folks have a blessed day.

Verleen, come by more often. You and Ollie got a beautiful baby.

Tom, you are getting ready early for Christmas.

Well, gotta get busy now.

Miss Ellie

October 22, 2000, 10:26 am Msg #713
Opie said=
"Just what can you do with a grown woman, Paw?"

October 22, 2000, 10:31 am Msg #714

October 22, 2000, 10:41 am Msg #715
Good mornin' everyone. Looks like a cool, crisp Autumn day here in this neck of Mayberry. Goober is over at the Molasses festival today. He was there yesterday and I was fortunate enough to have him sign one of my Mayberry books. Thank ya Bulbsnatcher for getting that for me. You're a real doll, ya know? Maybe I can return the favor - - - - how's about let's you and me goin' over to the diner and I'll treat you to a lemon phospahate?

October 22, 2000, 10:42 am Msg #716
Uh oh, Opie, you forgot to turn off the blink. Did this clear it up?

October 22, 2000, 11:08 am Msg #717
Did you ever get to sleep, **Barn?

October 22, 2000, 11:21 am Msg #718
I shore did! Looks like there were three marquee commands stuck in thar. Hope this cleared it up. Netscape users won't see the marquee, but IE users will. And IE users won't see the blink, where Netscapers will. Ah, the joys of HTML.....hehehehehehehehehe.

October 22, 2000, 11:24 am Msg #719

October 22, 2000, 11:36 am Msg #720

October 22, 2000, 11:55 am Msg #721
is it black yet?

October 22, 2000, 11:59 am Msg #722
Respectfully, put me down for being uncomfortable with change, too. Black and white made for awesome TAGS TV, and it made for an awesome porch, too. JMHO. Happy Sabbath, all.


October 22, 2000, 12:16 pm Msg #723
What happened to posts 713-719?

October 22, 2000, 12:27 pm Msg #724
Hello all! Thanks for all the help of postin' the link fer me. You people are great! You always make me look good. Let's hope I don't mess it up today. Johnny B Goode Here we go...I hope. Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 22, 2000, 1:09 pm Msg #725
yo to everybody!

hey 23, they got stuck in unclosed blink and marquee tags, is where they went :-)

anyway, i hope everyone is having a time. at least the weather is good today: it's been dark and hazy here. this is my favorite time of year (back home) because of the leaves and stuff............ and it is coming up on my brother's birthday.

anyways, you all evet get emails from people that end with , " well, i'll let you go". hehe i don't know why but that tickles me.

holler at yall later!

October 22, 2000, 1:48 pm Msg #726
Good Sabbath, all~~
the "old Porch" was capable of fancy fontin', too, an' folks did lots of it. just that there was more moulagin' then about havin' "non-TAGS" fun and conversation. this "new Porch" ain't built like a color episode atall, thank goodness, jes' thet th' folks watchin' it are bein' more colorful than in th' first five seasons.
~~~love, Leon

October 22, 2000, 2:20 pm Msg #727
Kind of comes right along with gettin' more comfortable with each other and all, don't ya think? It's nice to not be afraid to express ourselves more colorfully.
Hope your day is going great! Good Sabbath all!

October 22, 2000, 2:24 pm Msg #728
yo to everybody!

hey 23, they got stuck in unclosed blink and marquee tags, is where they went :-)

anyway, i hope everyone is having a time. at least the weather is good today: it's been dark and hazy here. this is my favorite time of year (back home) because of the leaves and stuff............ and it is coming up on my brother's birthday.

anyways, you all evet get emails from people that end with , " well, i'll let you go". hehe i don't know why but that tickles me.

holler at yall later!

October 22, 2000, 2:25 pm Msg #729
ahhh! i swear i didn't repost any data........... dang


October 22, 2000, 2:44 pm Msg #730
dirty me dirty me , i didn't see that post up there:



October 22, 2000, 2:48 pm Msg #731



October 22, 2000, 3:17 pm Msg #732
Hey Happy Birthday to Mr. Schwump

Hey back to {br} Jelsik!

Lovely Sunday Afternoon

Your healthy girl, Flora

Welcome Back Briscoe

October 22, 2000, 5:24 pm Msg #733
Happy Birthday to Mr. Schwump! Hey Briscoe, could you play us some Pink Floyd? How's about "Free Four"? That's a good'un! Thanks, bud!

October 22, 2000, 6:15 pm Msg #734
Howdy, friends! Just spent the last hour readin' and catchin' up. Whoooeee! Sure has been some fancy fontin' going on. I might get in on a bit of that myself later, it looks like fun.
Got my little Dad all moved into the retirement residence and his house is now cleared out completely, ready to lease. Problem is - all his stuff is now here in my house! I've got little trails between stacks of boxes, and this is AFTER the kids and grandkids have taken everything they could use, and AFTER the garage sale! Will my life ever return to normal?
Hey, guess what! I've now got DSL! Installed yesterday, and I love it. If it was any faster, it'd load a page before I even asked for it! The best part is, now my Dad can call me even when I'm online, because the "online" is always on, and my phone line is always free. Love it!
Well, have a great Mayberry day, folks.--Romeena

October 22, 2000, 10:07 pm Msg #735
Gosh, since my post was the last before the marqee post, I hope I didn't do it. I apologize if I did and thank you for fixing it. Lillian, I am not one for change either, but I do love the color posts, but still love the black and white. Romeena, that DSL sounds neat. I've got what they call a "Hot Call Box" which plugs into my computer and when I'm online if I have an incoming call it rings and I get offline and answer it. What really gets my goat is when it is a telemarketer calling. But it was a cheaper way out than an extra phone line or new computer or server. And I'm cheap as well as sincere. Beautiful weather here. Happy Birthday Mr. Schwump ! Miss Ellie "I'm not in and I'm not out...I'm in the Twilight Zone"!

October 22, 2000, 10:30 pm Msg #736
Mr Schwump! Happy birthday honey!!!!!!!

Hope everyone is doing fine......


October 22, 2000, 11:24 pm Msg #737
Happy birthday, Mr. Schwump! NRNMG....I just LOVE the color you're usin'! It fits you so well too...it's pretty and well, nice! I just LOVE purple, but I kinda feel bad usin' it.....I think Elinora kinda likes it too. She used it first, and I shore don't wanna steal somebody's color! Hmmmm.....I'll come up with one though. Either way....the colors on here really are a lot of fun! Gosh....I sure hope I didn't cause that marquee thingy either....I tried to do the blinking thing, but right now...I'm using IE, so I don't even know if it worked! Hahahaha!
You are very welcome, **Barn....it was my pleasure to get "Goober's" autograph for ya. I appreciate the offer, but I think I'd rather go down to the fillin' station for a bottle of pop...how's about a Huckleberry Smash?
"Goober" sure does have pretty eyes, I think. There was only about four people in front of me for autograph signin', and I swear...they musta got 40 autographs and 10 pictures taken with him! Whew....I hope everybody else didn't do that....the people in the back of the line probably never got a chance at him if that happened a bunch! I guess they were just real excited. Anyway...he seems like a real nice fellah....real down-to-earth.
Ray Stevens was there too...a few people recognized him. He seemed to just be there to enjoy himself and was keeping a low profile, so nobody I know of asked him for his autograph. Overall....it was a fun day....it was a fun day all the way around.
Well, everybody take care!

October 22, 2000, 11:27 pm Msg #738
Hey, Ollie....I just love to tickle people and make them smile....there's nothing finer than a smile....so....I'll let ya go! :-)

October 22, 2000, 11:28 pm Msg #739
Uh oh.....checking to see if the bold is off. Bulbsnatcher

October 22, 2000, 11:28 pm Msg #740

October 22, 2000, 11:28 pm Msg #741
Hmmmm....what have I done?

October 22, 2000, 11:30 pm Msg #742
Gosh...I hope this fixes it! I'm so very sorry! Sniff...sniff...I didn't mean to leave the bold on! I guess I'll just go hermitize myself if this doesn't fix it!

October 22, 2000, 11:31 pm Msg #743
Fixed now? Starting to panic.

October 22, 2000, 11:32 pm Msg #744
Again....I'm sorry everybody. I thought I was gonna cry. I better stay away from anything but black and just regular stuff. Made me downright sick feelin'. Please forgive.

October 23, 2000, 11:36 am Msg #745
bulbsnatcher there certainly is no need to panic about a little thing like leaving the bold on. happens all the time!


anyhow, hope everyone is doing good! i'm kinda low and lonely myself.


October 23, 2000, 12:28 pm Msg #746
me, too ollie, me too.

your chat bud from times passed....

October 23, 2000, 12:52 pm Msg #747
why don't you two get yourself a room?

October 23, 2000, 1:40 pm Msg #748
hey chat bud!!

haha 47.......... :-)


October 23, 2000, 2:23 pm Msg #749
Hey to everyone! Just to let yall know Im leaving today for Indianapolis, and wont be able to visit Trivialities while Im away. Ill be coming back on Sunday. Talk to you then. Dont forget to act like somebody!

Opie Taylor

October 23, 2000, 3:13 pm Msg #750
have a nice trip opie taylor!


October 23, 2000, 7:47 pm Msg #751

October 23, 2000, 8:58 pm Msg #752
I've been low and lonely too Ollie. Heard that an elderly friend of mine (Eleanor) had been pretty sick. She lives out of town and I hear from her through a mutual friend. Eleanor has Alzheimers too. Then my cat Sweetie got sick and I had to take her to the vet and leave her. Probably just cystitis, but she was so mad when I left her. My cats-my children. Saw the episode with Howard Sprague's mother and she and Andy were dancing. Pretty funny for a color episode. Miss Ellie

October 24, 2000, 12:04 am Msg #753
hey, y'all~~
in mah downloadin' frenzy I done collected a particular special episode of Suspense what was writ by Ray Bradbury, an' stars William (Marshall Dillon, Cannon) Conrad, Howard (Gunsmoke's Doc, Floyd the Barber) McNear, Parley (Gunsmoke's Chester Proudfoot, Mayor S-T-O...) Baer and John (Paladin, Frontier Gentleman, Col. Harvey)Dehner. It's an absolute classic, entitled "Kaleidoscope" an' y'all kin download th' mp3 file here.
also remember, I gots them 11 Andy Griffith files, iff'n ennyone wants ta download 'em th' same way.
I wonder iff'n folk'd like it or find it annoyin' iff'n I was ta post sech similar downloads as this, featurin' our TAGS stars in adventure an' mystery stories of th' Golden Age of Radio... reg'lar, occasional-like, or jes' "no thanks, Leon"?
y'all have a good'n...
~~~love, Leon

October 24, 2000, 12:53 am Msg #754
Hey everyone. Another sleepless night in TN. I wonder what causes that?

October 24, 2000, 1:08 am Msg #755
Hi All. Will it is that time of the week whair all the cold and rain come . Do not forgit to trun time back this weekend. Miss Ellie how the cat doing and Eleanor doing , my praye for thim. How do you git the color to work on a web net ? Hey rafe how is the feetball team doing the cleveland lost the game sunday. 20-0? Miss Ellie have that pich for but I lost your address so I can not send it to you. (God our Father: the produce of the landis both Your gift and the fruit of man's work May our barvests bring us bodily nourishment,spiritual growth, and peace in our homes. May we use our gift for the good of everyone. Through Christ our Lord- TOM.

October 24, 2000, 1:19 am Msg #756
think I kin turn mah clock back about 25 years or so?
gooda seeyas, bruthers TOM an' **Barn. peace be wif ya's this late night.

October 24, 2000, 11:46 am Msg #757
yo to everybody!

leon, what is the link to the other andy mp3's again?

hope everyone is having a good day: me, i'm just gonna sit here and take 'er easy.


October 24, 2000, 12:59 pm Msg #758
Gosh...I'm sorry to hear so many people are feelin' kinda low and lonely! I tell ya what always helps me....popping in an Andy tape and relaxing! Oooo-weeeee! Maybe it's the weather...where it's startin' to change or somethin'. Maybe somebody put too much starch in some shirts, chafed some armpits, and everybody's all week. Could be some folks just had a haircut and them little hairs got down their backs/shirts. You just never know what makes a man touchy or what makes him feel low. Anyways....cheer up! The world is so beautiful (try to ignore the hell that man has wrought upon her), and life is interesting. Not always exactly what we want it to be, but there's always tomorrow. Thanks Ollie...for the words of assurance 'bout me leaving the "bold" on my post. I'm just thankful nobody gave me an arrest. :-)

October 24, 2000, 2:56 pm Msg #759
Hello all. BOO! ;-) Hey **Barn, I lost me sheet tunes fer "Free Four". But Me and the Boys, will play it on spoons fer ya'. I hope I don't get beat to death. Them spoons is painful. Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 24, 2000, 3:03 pm Msg #760
A little Halloween Music: Monster Mash Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 24, 2000, 7:40 pm Msg #761
Howdy folks. Another beautiful, but dry day here in Mayberry.

TOM, thanks for asking about my cat Sweetie. She is better..she has cystitis. Giving her antibiotics. Won't hear from Eleanor for a few weeks. I'm sorry I haven't emailed my address yet...behind on email, behind on snail mail...just slack on everything. You write such beautiful things TOM, God bless you.

Bulbsnatcher...cute post. I think it was the starch from the laundry. Everyone have a good night.

Miss Ellie

October 24, 2000, 8:17 pm Msg #762
Just think of it as "The Bold and the beautiful, Bulbsnatcher.

October 24, 2000, 8:18 pm Msg #763
Hey to the porch!

MissPeggy (from porches gone by...)

October 24, 2000, 8:21 pm Msg #764
Just think of it as "The Bold and the beautiful, Bulbsnatcher.

October 24, 2000, 8:22 pm Msg #765
Just think of it as "The Bold and the beautiful, Bulbsnatcher.

October 24, 2000, 8:22 pm Msg #766
Oh no, my ISP is reposting!

October 24, 2000, 8:42 pm Msg #767
Wonder what causes that?

October 24, 2000, 9:08 pm Msg #768
the fallout

October 24, 2000, 9:58 pm Msg #769
we can't put it back in the cow, ya' know

October 24, 2000, 9:59 pm Msg #770
itchy trigger finger

October 24, 2000, 10:01 pm Msg #771
Old lady Crump NEVER shoulda changed Opie's report card in front of the entire class. That was not one bit nice.

October 24, 2000, 10:30 pm Msg #772
hey, y'all~~
here's th' eleven URLs to the pages with the downloads of the Andy Griffith files I have. the WhaleMail storage on these expires on the 29th.
Andy and Cleopatra
Love Poems - Togetherness
Romeo and Juliet
St. James Infirmary
The Discovery of America
The Preacher and the Bear
Addressing the U.N.
The Fishin' Hole
What it was, was Football
Whoa, Mule (with The Dillards)
anyone who's got others, or better versions of these, I'd sure appreciate your sharin' 'em.
~~~love, Leon

October 24, 2000, 11:49 pm Msg #773
I think you're right #768....it's affecting our milk. Miss Ellie....I'm sorry about Sweetie having cystitis...just be so thankful she is still with you....I know you are. I lost one of my precious "babies"....my beloved Sam (kitty) on September 5 and he is now resting under one of his favorite trees in the back yard. God ... I still cry ... I miss him and it still hurts so I'm gonna stop talking about it. I hope all of your other precious babies are well too! People can say what they want...but I'm like you, girl....my kitties are my babies.
Awww....**Barn....you're somethin' else...you know that? Yeah...it postin' more than once....don't ya just hate it when that happens? I thought maybe you was afraid I didn't hear ya, so you was repeating it for me. "Luther .... you're late....you're awwwwfffff!" "Yeah ... sounded real good to me too!"
Good to see you Miss Peggy! Hey to Tom, **Barn, Briscoe Darling Jr., Leon, Ollie, Idelle, Romeena, and all you other extry special folks. Goodnight, all!

October 25, 2000, 12:15 am Msg #774
#704....You asked if anyone is gonna be dressing up as a Mayberry character for Halloween ..... yep....gonna wear my Barney uniform to work! Already got clearance from security to wear the full uniform including my "gun" and my one bullet!

October 25, 2000, 6:46 am Msg #775
**Barn- you get to bed! How do you expect to sleep when you are always up gabbing? ;o) hehe

October 25, 2000, 9:08 am Msg #776
Barn, If you don't mind my asking, where do you live in the great state of TN? cgirl

October 25, 2000, 10:32 am Msg #777
Hey, cgirl....I've been curious.....what does the "c" in cgirl stand for? Oh...mornin', everybody!

October 25, 2000, 11:32 am Msg #778
yo to everybody!

thanks leon, for posting all them links.

hey **barn, what are the security guys' at your work's official counter measures in the even that the halloween party gets out of hand? (a 10-31) :-)


October 25, 2000, 12:23 pm Msg #779
Bulbsnatcher, the "c" in cgirl stands for COUNTRY!! I grew up in East TN, moved to the east coast many years ago. I will always be a country girl at heart. How about explaining your name. cgril

October 25, 2000, 12:47 pm Msg #780
Hey, cgirl....that is really neat about your name on here...Thanks! I guess I'm a country girl at heart myself! As for my name....I used "Charlene" for awhile, but later found out there was another "Charlene" who hadn't been coming around for awhile on Sarah's (chat room). She kinda returned, and then there were one or two other "Charlenes" that showed up, and it was getting confusing! So...I tried to find a unique name pertaining to Andy Griffith, and thought "Bulbsnatcher" was pretty cool. I chose it from the episode I believe was called "Up In Barney's Room" (hope I'm not wrong), where his landlady was upset with him for cooking in his room, having a light bulb with more wattage than she "allowed", etc. He had said to her, "SNOOP, SNOOP! BULBSNATCHER" when she removed the light bulb from his lamp. Sorry this post was so long, folks.


October 25, 2000, 3:08 pm Msg #781
Howdy, folks! Just passin' by, on my way to catch a catnap before going in to work tonight.
I tell you what, I'm just LOVIN' this DSL. Honey, talk about fast? Pages load instantly, even those with lots of pictures and fancy stuff. I'm impressed! DSL - gateway to the internet!
Miss Ellie , I'm glad Sweetie is okay. Cats have lots of problems with cystitis, don't they? And Bulbsnatcher, my sympathies on the loss of your beloved Sam. We "pet people" do understand. My little Sugarplum is of the canine persuasion, and I love her so much it scares me sometimes, because I know I may lose her someday, and that's a dismal prospect. When I was much younger, and raising my family, I still had my pets and I loved them. Now, however, with just myself alone here, my "fur baby" sometimes is my link to sanity. She's loving, sensitive, patient, and at just the right times, a clown. God knew what he was doing when he designed domestic animals, especially our cats and dogs. He definitely knew that I'd need my little Plum during these years. One of my favorite TAGS eps, of course, is "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs". It was presented with such honesty, as well as sensitivity and humor. It wasn't sugary, instead it reflected the general attitude of most people. Dogs are dogs, and generally manage well on their own. While this isn't necessarily true, it is the way the majority of people think. However, when the animals appeared to be in danger, the basic goodness in Andy and Barney rose up, and they went after the whole batch of wet, muddy, probably smelly dogs, even the "little trembly one". Just another example of the fine quality of TAGS. Sorry, folks, this grows too long. Have a good evening!--Romeena

October 25, 2000, 7:52 pm Msg #782
Romeena....that was a beautiful post! Thank you so much for understanding. You are so right about most people thinking cats and dogs do well on their own. Some forget that they too get lonely, the do get hot, they CAN get frostbite, etc., etc. But animals never judge us on what we wear, how we look, how successful we are, or anything...it's like that saying....something like "I hope to become half the person my dog/cat thinks I am". Something like that.
I loved that episode "with all them dogs" too! Hahahaha...just don't forget another lesson that we learned in that episode. Giraffes are selfish! TAGS is so educational, and many of them pertaining to animals/wildlife ... for example....the next time I go tiger huntin', I know, thanks to TAGS, that I need to take my tweezers! I know that touching a baby bird doesn't mean it will die, but it might stunt its growth a little. I know the different "whistles" of birds now, like "Geee...I'm feelin' bad!" I'm sure there have been a lot more lessons on animals that ole' Barney Parney Poo has taught us. Can anybody think of some more?
Thanks again, sweetie. As for being alone....you DO have Sugarplum (darling name!), and you have a lot of people here on the Porch who love ya! I guess I'll "paws" now and give somebody else a chance to get a word or two in. Hey to all!Bulbsnatcher

October 25, 2000, 7:52 pm Msg #783
Uh oh....did I turn the bold on again?

October 25, 2000, 7:53 pm Msg #784

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October 25, 2000, 7:55 pm Msg #787
Okay now? last test. How embarrassing
Yes...it's Bulbsnatcher again...crawling under a rock for now.

October 25, 2000, 9:56 pm Msg #788
Barney's delivering West Indian Licorice Mocha Delight Ice Cream-anybody want some?

October 25, 2000, 10:03 pm Msg #789
Cool song, Junior. Did you know that's Leon Russell playing piano on the original Bobby "Boris" Pickett tune, "Monster Mash"? Shore is! Hey to everyone! Miss Peggy! What a surprise! I ain't see you in ages. Hope you're doing fine and dandy. I just saw an actress by the name of Nina Shipman guest starring on The Beverly Hillbilles. She played Mrs. Drysdale's new maid, Linda, and looked awfully familiar. I looked her up on the Internet Movie Database and derned if she wasn't the one who played Irene Fairchild in "The County Clerk", a 1960 TAGS episode. Does anyone remember this character? I certainly remember the episode, but can't place the character "Irene". Just curious about that. Hope everyone is doing fine and dandy this fine evening! ~De~

October 26, 2000, 1:21 am Msg #790
hey, y'all~~
tonight's tale well calculated to keep Mayberry in Suspense is "Classified Secret" starring Parley Baer. not listed or mentioned in the closing credits, this episode also features Howard McNear.
just file it away with the rest of 'em.
~~~love, Leon

October 26, 2000, 2:12 am Msg #791
Where's my pointy stick? I gotta get Bulbsnatcher out from under there! Maybe I should smoke her out...

October 26, 2000, 2:14 am Msg #792
hey, agin~~
here's th' same story, done on th' Escape series some 2 years earlier. so, if you're "tired of the everyday grind... ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? wanna get away from it all?" I offer you... "Classified Secret."
~~~love, Leon

October 26, 2000, 2:32 am Msg #793
Hey to ever'body! Hey ~De~, Irene Fairchild was the new County Nurse in the episode The County Clerk, the one which introduced the character of Howard Sprague. Irene was tall, blond, and VERY attractive, and she went out on a double date a couple of times with Howard, Andy, and Helen. That episode is from season #6, so its air date was actually in 1966.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
BRISCOE: "Look at those fine, chiseled features."
CHARLENE: "The chisel hit him right here."

October 26, 2000, 6:47 am Msg #794
Good early morning folks. Bulbsnatcher, I'm sorry to hear about your cat, Sam passing away. He is with his maker. Romeena, you are right, animals add a lot to our lives. I sometimes thing God sent mine to give me wake up calls sometimes (and I don't just mean when they keep me up all night-like early this morning). I know when they are worried about me, that something is really wrong with me. They are wonderful. Remember the episode Andy has to get Fluffy off the roof? "Me and Fluffy have been friends for years". I love that line. Sweetie is doing fine, but hates to take her medicine. Have a wonderful day now. Miss Ellie

October 26, 2000, 6:48 am Msg #795
Sorry...forgetful Miss Ellie

October 26, 2000, 8:46 am Msg #796
Good Mayberry morning all! I remember Irene Fairchild. She's the one that got lost in the woods with Andy when Andy & Helen and she & Howard all went up to somebodys cabin for the weekend. Helen got all mad and was gonna leave until Andy explained everything and showed her how easy it was to get lost in those woods...remember? She was real purty too. Probably why Helen didn't like it too much, her being lost in the woods with Andy that way. Colored ep.
MISS ELLIE, that's one of my favorite pet related lines in the show too. I always chuckle at Andy's comment about him & Fluffy being friends for years & the look on Barney's face.
Hope everyone is having a great Mayberry morning. NRNMG

October 26, 2000, 6:10 pm Msg #797
been a quiet day. Where's everyone at? Miss Ellie

October 26, 2000, 8:38 pm Msg #798


   HEY!             (o o)      HOW YOU DOIN'?


October 27, 2000, 12:17 am Msg #799
Thanks for that info, Rafe! I see what I did now.. I was looking at the 1960 date, but of course that's the date they printed under the TAGS title, because that's the date of the premiere of TAGS. I read right under that and sure enough, it's just like you said, 1966. Thanks again, bud. Glad things are going well with you, and from the bits and pieces I've picked up, they are! And thank you for refreshing my memory of that episode, NRNMG! In my earlier post I said I remembered the episode, but I was thinking of another one altogether. Glad to see the Porch so nice and full. So sorry about your cat, Bulbsnatcher. I have two kitties, too, and I love them very much. Y'all have a good evenin'! ~De~

October 27, 2000, 1:15 am Msg #800
hey, y'all~~ "from Hollywood, it's time now for Edmond O'Brian as... ***r-r-r-r-r-ing!*** Johnny Dollar!"

quoted from Jerry Haendegas' episode log:
"'MR. AND MRS ARBUTHNEL TRUMP' 37 02-17-50 30:30
Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Weber, Parley Baer, Hugh Thomas, Vic Ryan, Jess Kirkpatrick, Mary Shift.
This has got to be the most outrageous show I've ever heard ... Really Wild!"
don't know that I'd go that far, but for a mystery show it is a real rib-tickler.

and, "The Pearl Carrasa Matter" (episode 38, airdate 50.04.25) features Howard McNear, and costars Bill Johnstone and Bill Conrad. listen at the 5-minute mark for our man Floyd.

expense account, item 3; $113.52 railroad fare home to Mayberry, North Carolina. yours truly, Leon Dollar.

October 27, 2000, 1:20 am Msg #801
You're plumb welcome, ~De~! Actually though, the episode you and NRNMG are confusing this one with is Andy's Old Girlfriend, which introduced us to a character named Alice Harper (ANOTHER tall, blond, looker) from Andy's past. But since Andy was already hooked up with Helen (BLECH!) Crump, that left the way clear for Howard (YAWN!) Sprague to put the moves on her. You're right about the scenario, NRNMG, in that Andy and Alice got lost in the woods (separately) and found each other wandering around out there. They found their way back to the cabin (together) by which time Helen and Howard had already woken up and found their counterparts missing. Alice Harper was played by Joanna McNeil.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
ANDY: "Is there somethin' wrong with your fanger?"
HOWARD: "Charles Cotesworth Pinckney."
ANDY: "Oh."

October 27, 2000, 4:31 am Msg #802
Randy lay there like a slug; it was his only defense."

October 27, 2000, 9:01 pm Msg #806
hmmmm some missing posts....

October 27, 2000, 9:21 pm Msg #807
I tried to get here a few times tonight and got a rude! Something about the document containing no data. Wonder what causes that.... Derned Netscape looked pretty happy about it, too. They must have been cuttin' up someone pretty good. Hope y'all are doing well. Love ya! ~De~

October 28, 2000, 2:45 am Msg #808
hey, y'all~~
jes' saw thet I've got well over 3,500 old radio shows... listened to two more tonight featurin' Parley Baer, kinda hestant 'bout postin' them links ta download more "TAGS stars on radio" iff'n it's jes' annoyin' folks. do got some 280 Gunsmoke episodes, though, an' pert near ever' one-a them's got Floyd and/or th' Mayor in 'em, mebbe they's more ta folks' likin' than th' mysteries an' sech.
gooda seeya, Cuzzin, an' alla y'all. sure does look like rain-- do ya think it'll rain?
~~~love "I was right there in it" Leon

October 28, 2000, 3:17 am Msg #809
"Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began, "I'll open up your heart..."
"You'll find Jesus there," the boy interrupted.
The surgeon looked up, annoyed. "I'll cut your heart open," he continued, "to see how much damage has been done..."
"But when you open up my heart, you'll find Jesus in there."
The surgeon looked to the parents, who sat quietly. "When I see how much damage has been done, I'll sew your heart and chest back up and I'll plan what to do next."
"But you'll find Jesus in my heart. The Bible says He lives there. The hymns all say He lives there. You'll find Him in my heart."
The surgeon had had enough. "I'll tell you what I'll find in your heart. I'll find damaged muscle, low blood supply, and weakened vessels. And I'll find out if I can make you well."
"You'll find Jesus there too. He lives there."

The surgeon left. The next day, the surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes from the surgery, "...Damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, widespread muscle degeneration. No hope for transplant, no hope for cure. Therapy: painkillers and bed rest.
"Prognosis:" Here he paused, "Death within one year."

He stopped the recorder, but there was more to be said. "Why?" he asked aloud. "Why did You do this? You've put him here; You've put him in this pain; and You've cursed him to an early death. Why?"

The Lord answered and said, "The boy, My lamb, was not meant for your flock for long, for he is a part of My flock, and will forever be. Here, in My flock, he will feel no pain, and will be comforted as you cannot imagine. His parents will one day join him here, and they will know peace, and My flock will continue to grow."

The surgeon's tears were hot, but his anger was hotter. "You created that boy, and You created that heart. He'll be dead in months. Why?"

The Lord answered, "The boy, My lamb, shall return to My flock, for he has done his duty: I did not put My lamb with your flock to lose him, but to retrieve another lost lamb."

The surgeon wept.

The surgeon sat beside the boy's bed; the boy's parents sat across from him.
The boy awoke and whispered, "Did you cut open my heart?"
"Yes," said the surgeon.
"What did you find?" asked the boy.
"I found Jesus there," said the surgeon.

- Author Unknown

October 28, 2000, 9:49 am Msg #810
#809, just beautiful. Thanks

October 28, 2000, 12:15 pm Msg #811
yo to everybody!

hey leon one of the missing posts there was one of mine saying "thanks for posting those leon, i'm downloading one now" :-) just so's you know.

i have no clue why the posts are missing. it's the count again.

hope everyone is having a nice weekend: hey! a coworker of mine (he stopped by this place a few weeks ago) gave me that andy trivia board game. that was very nice.

holler at yall later!


October 28, 2000, 12:53 pm Msg #812
ONE CHILD'S EXPLANATION OF GOD . "One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. . He doesn't make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way He doesn't have to take up His valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers." . "God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. . Because He hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in His ears, unless He has thought of a way to turn it off." "God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting His time by going over your Mom and Dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have." . "Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren't any who come to our church." . "Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of Him preaching to them and they crucified Him. But He was good and kind, like His Father and He told His Father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K." . "His Dad [God) appreciated everything that He had done and all His hard work on earth so He told Him He didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So He did. And now He helps His Dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones He can take care of Himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important." . "You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time." . "You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God. Don't skip church or do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway." . "If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids." . "But...you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and He can take me back anytime He pleases. And...that's why I believe in God."

October 28, 2000, 12:55 pm Msg #813
OK how do you make new paragraphs!

October 28, 2000, 12:59 pm Msg #814
hey, y'all~~
life's fulla all kinda ups an' downs, ya know, an' y'all have heardaboutenoughaboutthat down-side of mine... so t'day I'll share some-a th' good stuff.
mah job as "executive secretary to th' CEO" was in some question as th' company got a new head man, but th' new guy was impressed wif mah style an' abilities an' kept me on. first two weeks under th' new regime is sure diff'rent, this feller's rebuildin' th' company from scratch an' got me really hoppin'-- hardly enough free time ta surf th' 'net on th' clock! one nice thing, he's sent me home wif new foods ta sample a few times, t'day's freebie is a couple pounds-a new thick-sliced bacon.
y'all please gimme some indication as ta whether or not y'all want more of thet "TAGS stars on the radio" stuff (thank yew fer yore support, bruther ~ollie) an' if so should it be Gunsmoke or mysteries or both. sorry I ain't got webspace ta post at or offer FTP access, so many servers pull us OTR fans down outta liability fears I ain't doin' it till th' legal dust settles.
~~~love, "eatin' speaks louder than words" Leon

October 28, 2000, 1:00 pm Msg #815
Leon, you're gassed!

October 28, 2000, 3:14 pm Msg #816
ollie, I'm kinda chicken to post today 'cuz what I wrote yesterday went POOF. Wonder what caused that?

"Protect us all from the (wo)man with the hex"

October 28, 2000, 4:39 pm Msg #817
hey 16 i don't think it could have been something someone posted. i think it was something funky with the server, which didn't write to the file that holds the posts rite. but it wrote to the file that counts them ok. i think it was someone over there updating something or whatever and broke it :-) (don't be chickin! hehehe)


October 28, 2000, 10:11 pm Msg #818
It's real quiet here, almost eerie, kinda creepy. Anybody here except them spiders?

October 29, 2000, 9:04 am Msg #819
Good Sunday morning ! How many of you folks have set your clocks back. Fall back-and gained an hour of SLEEP ! Yeah ! Where's everyone at? I agree with 818, creepy quiet---wake up everyone ! 32 days of no rain here in Mayberry. My monitor is changing colors, does anyone know if that means that it is about to go? Miss Ellie "My home town."

October 29, 2000, 10:03 am Msg #820
Beautiful mornin to you, Miss Ellie.


October 29, 2000, 3:26 pm Msg #821
(listen to them crickets chirping...........)

October 29, 2000, 6:51 pm Msg #822
Hey Lillian. Good to see you. Can't understand where everyone is at. Sure do wish they'd come back and set a spell, take their shoes off...well maybe not..getting a might chilly for that. Everyone have a good night now. Miss Ellie "Tell me, how this this foot, all of it, could fit in my mouth?" Andy

October 29, 2000, 7:14 pm Msg #823
I think Autumn is so beautiful! There is something tanquil about the leaves changing color and lazily falling to the ground.

Then again, it ain't ME that has to rake em all up! LOL. I also think I like autumn cuz its the promise of colder weather which could mean SNOW. Thats right, the dreaded *s* word. But back to this leaf thing. I saw a guy today raking the leaves across the road into a ditch across from his house. Now, maybe its just me, but if a good wind comes along, they could all blow right back to his yard. I just don't get the concept of leaf "blowing" or raking them away. Why not vacuum them up (or rake them up) and put them in a bag so that they are gone forever? Just one of life's little mysteries I guess.

Hey to the Porchters!


October 29, 2000, 8:47 pm Msg #824
Idelle, the secret to leaf blowing...is you blow them into your neighbors yard for him or her to rake up...hahaha! I rake them up and put them at the bottom of our lot where it is wooded. All woods for a good ways behind my house to the next street. Now, unlike Idelle, I don't like winter...the *s* word is pretty but can cause problems. Believe me the 20 inches we had last winter will last ME a life time. The snow I love, big flakes falling fast and furious and then the ground is too warm and they melt. I've changed a lot since I was a child. But fall is pretty. My favorite season is spring, the rebirth of all things, the greenery revived. I love the leaves of the trees as they bud out, right lacey looking, the grass growing, flowers blooming. Goodnight dear friends. A special hey to Idelle. So good to meet you at Mayberry Days and hug your neck. Nice to meet Gilly too. MIss Ellie "Aren't the trees nice and full?"

October 29, 2000, 9:10 pm Msg #825
Miss Ellie, that was beautiful!

October 30, 2000, 10:49 am Msg #826
Hello all! I would have been here sooner but, I got stuck in the washtub. Hope all is well with all of my friends today. Prayers for all that need them. Time fer: Witchy Woman Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ Bulbsnatcher Miss Ellie Rafe Non-Signers An' everyone!

October 30, 2000, 1:51 pm Msg #827
Let's try a topic to get this place moving. Anybody got one they're been mullin over?

October 30, 2000, 2:32 pm Msg #828
yo to everybody!

notice the new voting topic :-)

and i'll start working on the html help page (with links to leon and rafe's html help and floyd's font color page) and increasing the font size.

holler at yall later!


October 30, 2000, 2:32 pm Msg #829
see it happens to everyone :-)lets see if it's fixed


October 30, 2000, 2:33 pm Msg #830

October 30, 2000, 2:34 pm Msg #831
there. for the record, if you all forget to turn off the bold, try "turning it off twice" in the next post because it writes another bold tag in there.

holler at yall later!


October 30, 2000, 2:49 pm Msg #832
I have a topic that will get things going!!!! The Presidential Election - Who would Andy and Barney vote for? cgirl

October 30, 2000, 2:53 pm Msg #833
I know, I know! They'd vote for Calvin Coolidge! .

"Who I vote for, brother, is MY business! " (good ol' Barn)

October 30, 2000, 2:59 pm Msg #834
Hey y'all! What's been happenin'? We went to Austin Saturday night to see the one and only Mr. Bo Diddley. That man still rocks! Great show. Getting ready for that dreaded trick or treating. Gotta get the kids their costumes, etc. Oh boy. Hope everyone is enjoying a nice day. ~De~

October 30, 2000, 3:05 pm Msg #835
Cool Cal isn't running!!!! My guess is Andy would vote for Bush and and Barn for Gore.

October 30, 2000, 4:23 pm Msg #836
The fun girls would vote for Pat Paulsen again. He's such a fun guy...

"How'd you vote, Ange?"

October 30, 2000, 4:28 pm Msg #837
BO DIDDLEY! De, you lucky dawg, you, girlfriend!;o) Did you tell Mr. Diddley that I said hi? What a talent God gave that man! MissPeggy

October 30, 2000, 8:51 pm Msg #838
Hey to everyone at Trivialities! Its good to be back! Ill be leaving again on Tuesday for Greenville, SC. After this trip I should be home for awhile. Ill be back on Saturday. Hope to get a chance to talk with you all real soon.

Well, here he goes again. Pull up stakes like an a rab and off you go!-- Barney

October 30, 2000, 9:56 pm Msg #839
"Who did you vote for Ang?" Barney

October 30, 2000, 10:22 pm Msg #840
Yep, Miss Peggy, rocked out on Bo Diddley Saturday night. He was GREAT! I'd seen him twice before, but this was the first time in 27 years! The man's still got it. Next time he's in your area I strongly recommend going to see him. You'll get your money's worth for sure! Got the kids' costumes. One is going as a country singer, a la Kitty Wells, and the other is going to be a cat-woman. This oughtta be good! Everybody have a great Monday night! Love to all! ~De~ ("Diddley diddley diddley diddley dad-dy... diddley diddley diddley diddley dad-dy......" hee hee :-)

October 31, 2000, 9:23 am Msg #841
Happy Birthday, Martha! We love ya.

October 31, 2000, 10:55 am Msg #842
Have a great birthday, Martha! Splurge! Go to Morelli's! Have the minestrone. Its really something when it's done right. Be sure to have Emmett tip the violinist- their moody.

October 31, 2000, 11:07 am Msg #843
yo to everybody!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTHA! . i hope you have a good 'un.


October 31, 2000, 3:57 pm Msg #844
Martha? you havin another birthday? Didn'tcha have one last year about this time? ;o) Hope it's a extry good one.


October 31, 2000, 4:08 pm Msg #845
RIP Steve Allen, an amazingly talented composer, (over 4000 songs), author, singer, and actor.

October 31, 2000, 4:19 pm Msg #846
Oh NO, Steve Allen, gosh...another lost talent. The only good things about people on tv and stuff, we can still see reruns of them. Have a good day everybody. HAPPY HALLOWEEN ! Miss Ellie "We shall meet but we shall miss him."

October 31, 2000, 4:30 pm Msg #847
Miss Ellie? Any news about little Buddy? How long has it been now? What do they think happened to him?

October 31, 2000, 4:31 pm Msg #848
geez, Miss Ellie, that was me, Lillian.

October 31, 2000, 4:32 pm Msg #849
What do ghosts wear in the winter?


October 31, 2000, 10:14 pm Msg #850
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTHA! Hope Emmett pays a quarter so that the gypsy violinist will play you a few songs on your special day when he takes you to dinner!

Idelle & Gilly

October 31, 2000, 10:46 pm Msg #851
Lillian, I haven't heard any new news on Buddy's missing/disappearance. I figure if someone didn't kidnap him, that he would have not survived the cold nights and lack of food. I do wish they could find him safe and well. They aren't searching anymore. So sad. It's gonna be in the low 30's tonight. Every cold night we have, I think about Buddy, pray for his warmth, safety and for food for him if he is still alive. Goodnight. Miss Ellie

October 31, 2000, 11:31 pm Msg #852
Hi All. Happy halloween a safe and happy one. My pray go out to everyone who is looking for little Buddy. HappyBirthday Martha. Briscoe Darling Jr how about some gospelsoge. For Presidential I vote for Ollie? ------------ TOM.

November 1, 2000, 12:03 am Msg #853
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTHA!! Did you get the bed jacket AND the canning jars, or JUST the bed jacket?? Hope it was a wonderful day for you! Best wishes from NRNMG & MR. FOLEY

November 1, 2000, 10:25 am Msg #854
My husband and I are writing in votes for SNOOPY and Garfield the cat. . They should both make excellent public service workers. We know with Garfield, we will certainly eat well and with SNOOPY we will have a good National Defense. We had an uneventful Halloween at Mama's. Happy ALL SAINT'S DAY Miss Ellie

November 1, 2000, 10:34 am Msg #855
Picture it, Snoopy on his Sopwith Camel, eating lasagne while fighting the Red Baron.... LOVE IT!

November 1, 2000, 5:34 pm Msg #856

November 1, 2000, 6:37 pm Msg #857
You get an "A" in testing.

November 1, 2000, 8:01 pm Msg #858
Wanted to thank everyone for the birthday wishes. Hope everyone is havin a great day in "Mayberry" Emmett says "Hey" Martha

November 1, 2000, 9:37 pm Msg #859
Hmmmmmm.......I'm not too sure about how Andy and Barney would vote in this election. I do know ONE thing though.....if they took a vote on a cannon, Barney would vote to keep it! 'Cept of course.....if everybody voted to get rid of it, he wouldn't cast a vote...he doesn't want to go in the history books as being a troublemaker. Lordy....as soon as y'all asked how they would vote.....I thought of Barney and that cannon that Tracy Rupert had scratched his initials in, and Andy saying it was Teddy Roosevelt. "Well....it's true....he DID charge up San Juan Hill.....draggin' this cannon behind him." I guess I'll hush about this cannon thang and quit lookin' noisy. Maybe I'll go here in a few minutes, find a barrel ring, and put it away.
Thanks for the condolences on my precious Sam...it means a lot.
You know....I like autumn too....but I don't like leaving in the morning when it's dark, and getting home in the dark too! Boo! Hiss! I guess I'm just a spring/summer person. I guess that makes winter my fourth favorite time of year, huh?
Hey to everybody, and a very special belated "Happy Birthday" to a very very special, dear, sweet Martha!

November 1, 2000, 9:50 pm Msg #860
Hey all, Just stopped by to say Hey. Been awhile. Been busy as usual. Sp00ky Benson

November 2, 2000, 1:33 am Msg #861
Hey to SpOOky Benson!! Nice to see you again. Don't be a stranger.

November 2, 2000, 10:33 am Msg #862
Belated Happy Birthday, Martha! Did y'all splurge and order the shrimp cocktail? ~De~

November 2, 2000, 11:38 am Msg #863
yo to everybody!


November 2, 2000, 3:40 pm Msg #864
Hey to all. I'm here at work and thought I'd just stop in to get that warm fuzzy feeling I always get here. Porch seems kinda empty today, but don't the trees seem nice and full? Hey....what's everybody doing for Thanksgiving? I just LOVE to hear about people's holiday plans....sometimes I can just sit and hear the sounds, smell the cooking, and see the sites as people describe their holidays. I guess that's something extry-special about Thanksgiving and Christmas....everything seems so vibrant...from reality right down to imagination. Wonder what causes that?
Hey to everybody


November 2, 2000, 3:45 pm Msg #865
OH! Hey, **Barn....you were gonna dress up for Halloween as Barney and wear it to work. Tell us about it...how'd it go? How's about a picture? Anybody else dress up at work? How's about sharin' a bottle of pop and a pic?

font color=orange>Bulbsnatcher

November 2, 2000, 3:46 pm Msg #866
Hello all! Happy late birthday Martha. I'm in the mood fer a little Afternoon Delight And I would like to dedicate this song to Ms. "Straw 'N' Cup"(you know who you are). You make me want to be a better man. Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ An' everybody!

November 2, 2000, 3:50 pm Msg #867
Oh, my....how embarrassing....I left out a bracket, and there's my font color stuff....there for everybody to see! *Sigh*...it's almost as bad as a slip hangin' down below the dress or somethin'. Lawwwww......everybody turn your heads!!!!


November 2, 2000, 3:55 pm Msg #868
So that's why Briscoe Darling Junior is going around town with a silly grin on his face! ()

"You're the only girl I LOVE".

November 2, 2000, 4:03 pm Msg #869
I shudder to think what you just revealed about yourself, Bulbsnatcher. LOL! Just messin' with ya. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving, too! My derned 14-month-old stove gave out a coupla weeks ago (it could only happen to me) and once it's fixed it'll be nice to do some adventure cookin' again! Good song, Junior! ~De~

November 2, 2000, 4:11 pm Msg #870
Hey #868, Lol! "Either that, or I got a bad case of the measiles(sp)". Ha-Ha. Thanks ~Des~. Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 2, 2000, 4:11 pm Msg #871
De, did you ever settle on one of those new fangled flat top stoves, or didja get the old fashioned coiled model?

November 2, 2000, 4:27 pm Msg #872
Then thars: After The Loving I'm gettin' mellow in my old age. Enjoy! Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 2, 2000, 5:47 pm Msg #873
"Control your passion, (Briscoe), your libel to melt the ice cream!" Are you," Past the hand holding stage and ready to set the date?"

November 2, 2000, 8:33 pm Msg #874
hey, y'all~~
got some Andy an' Dillards stuff from Napster th' other day, I'll process 'em an' post th' links here soon.
love you all, more'n y'all know.
special BIG "thankee" ta bruther RickyB fer savin' mah bacon when I 'bout killed th' computer at work, ya really come through fer me (an' I took alla credit fer bein' sech a hero, mahseff!)
~~~love, Leon

November 2, 2000, 9:29 pm Msg #875
I got one of the smooth tops. I love the thing when it works! LOL! It's just a little wire that burned, and it does work; I'm just not gonna use it until a repairman looks at it! ~De~

November 2, 2000, 9:31 pm Msg #876
Btw, that was to #871, in case y'all thought I was losing (what's left of) my mind. :-) ~De~

November 3, 2000, 1:02 am Msg #877


November 3, 2000, 10:54 am Msg #878
"Otis, you were standing naked before me." (Barney) "I WAS NOT !"

November 3, 2000, 11:13 am Msg #879
Whenever I need a smile or laugh and I can't see TAGS, this place will do it for me every time! I just LOVE it!


November 3, 2000, 11:17 am Msg #880
Whut happened to the sweep? I didn't read everything (there might be a 'splanation there), because I'm at school and don't have time right now, but anyway it's good to be back and say hello to everyone! Looks rainbowy here--nice, real nice!


November 3, 2000, 12:33 pm Msg #881
Maybe a witch borrowed ollie's broom for Halloween.

November 3, 2000, 2:45 pm Msg #882
Afternoon all! Hey #873, I just hope it ends in a quickie mexican divorce Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ Non-Signers An' everyone!

November 3, 2000, 3:21 pm Msg #883
URGENT: READ AT ONCE! Bush is a 'Boob'. Does America Need Four More Years of Bush, Boobs, & Dick in Washington DC? From the office of Kenny*

November 3, 2000, 4:41 pm Msg #884
Well, *I'm* freezin. Big.

November 3, 2000, 8:07 pm Msg #885
Hey Elinora, nice to see you. Another gorgeous day in Mayberry, but oh so dry. Some fires in Surry County too. Haven't heard anything but that. Guess I ought to check it out. Might do that and report in tomorrow. Day #38 with no measurable rain in NC. A ban on burning in NC statewide. Guess I better watch my temper! I can make smoke come out my ears when I'm mad. And everyone knows where there's smoke there's fire. All you folks have a wonderful weekend. Miss Ellie "Next thing you know, you'll be changing your mail box to read Mr. and Mrs. Andy Taylor."

November 3, 2000, 8:17 pm Msg #886
"Where there's smoke, there's firewater."

November 3, 2000, 8:38 pm Msg #887

November 3, 2000, 9:07 pm Msg #888
Just checked www.wfmy.com (not a link-sorry don't know how) and they didn't say what part of Surry County the fires are in, except it was along the Virginia border in a forest, along with several other counties. Goodnight.

Miss Ellie

November 3, 2000, 11:58 pm Msg #889
sweep coming soon :-)


November 4, 2000, 7:18 am Msg #890
Just a little note to let you all know that I'm back. I'm looking forward to talking with the folks here real soon!

Opie Taylor

"Oh, my turn to talk? Well, pick a subject and I'll do my best."--Gomer

November 4, 2000, 10:46 am Msg #891
Welcome back, Opie! GREAT to see ya!


November 4, 2000, 10:51 am Msg #892
Miss Ellie.....I've been meaning to ask....how is your kitty Sweetie doing now? Have those antibiotics taken care of everything? Love to all. Brrrr....a little chilly and overcast here in Tennessee this mornin'. Wonder what causes that? I needed to get some painting done today, too! Well, maybe tomorrow. "Tomorrow.....there's no better time to start a project....tomorrow."


November 4, 2000, 12:32 pm Msg #893
Hey Ollie....I just wanted to thank you again for building us a new "porch"....somewhere to go and sit with friends...talk....it sure is a fine one! I don't want to forget how lonesome it was when The Porch fell in....it smarted a lot! How's about "Doc Ollie"...hehehe....whaddaya think? Where IS everybody today? Kinda quiet here......swingin'....a little squeak....a dog barkin' off in the distance....leaves rustlin'...the smell of fall.
Guess I'll go up for a day or two and visit my Mom for Thanksgiving. Sometimes I kinda dread the trip even though it's really not that far....sometimes I wish she would let me get her and bring her here to MY house for the holidays. But....you know.....one day, I would give ANYTHING for the "trouble" of making arrangements to be with her when she is no longer here! I thank God for the time I have with her...I guess we all ought to remember THAT sometimes too.

Y'all have a great day...I'll stop in later, if that's okay.