November 23, 2000, 1:50 pm Msg #1107
I'm too full........

November 23, 2000, 6:37 pm Msg #1108
A very Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! We had kind of an untraditional Thanksgiving meal. Rather than a gret-big turkey for just us, I just grilled steak. I'm sure there were a few Pilgrims and Indians who didn't eat turkey. After that meal, we topped things off with a lemon phosphate and later on, we're gonna go watch them change the marquee down at the Grande. It has been a real fun day all around. I hope everyone else had a fine one too.

November 23, 2000, 8:28 pm Msg #1109
**Barn, ain't a thing wrong with grilled steaks for Thanksgiving. We ate at Cracker Barrel and I mean for $8.per person we had a feast. Just a shame (for us, not the employees) that they are closed Christmas. Not having dishes to do, well that was great. A wonderful Thanksgiving to all. Miss Ellie

November 23, 2000, 9:01 pm Msg #1110
Has anyone seen How The Grinch Stole Christmas? Clint Howard looks better dressed up as a Who than he does in real life!!! An enjoyable movie, Ron should be proud!

November 23, 2000, 10:36 pm Msg #1111
Checking in to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving Day! Idelle

November 24, 2000, 9:31 am Msg #1112
I'm still too full....

November 24, 2000, 11:36 am Msg #1113
hey idelle!

November 24, 2000, 1:53 pm Msg #1114
The "Biography" with Don Knotts was wunnerful! Ah'm sore ashamed to ad-mit this, but I ain't never heard much 'bout his personal life. Now ah'm confused. Was he married to one of them girls on "Three's Comp'ny"? Me 'n Barnsmell's havin' a argument 'bout this, so if'n ya'll c'n settle it fer me, ah'd be much obliged! I was s'prised t' larn whut a ladies man he was! An' a'course, it's so nice to hear that he's ev'ry bit as nice as we always thunk 'im t' be! Moonbeam

November 24, 2000, 1:55 pm Msg #1115
yo to everybody!

ellie thank you for your kind words. it makes a feller proud.

thanksgiving supper turned out pretty good. the turkey wasn't dry as dust (i usually don't like turkey for that very reason) ad everything else turned out good. that glaze idea turned out real well, it kinda put a little bit of a suprising twist on the flavor of the meat. i made "west virginia style green beans" (i just named them that. i'm sure other folks make them the same way lol). trying to simulate my great granny's (rip ) beans that i loved when i was a kid. they were pretty good, but i could sure use some home grown green beans i tell you.

little robert had a blast eating up all that good food, and we sat around and sang and chit chatted and had a good time after supper. it don't get much better than that i gotta say, and i'm a very thankful person for what i got. i tried a little variation on the usual gravy: it was more of a wine/ butter sauce, verllen didn't like it much. i thought it was good. next time, i'll just make it out of ripple , and everyone will be too drunk to care if it tastes good...... hehehe

holler at yall later


November 24, 2000, 1:56 pm Msg #1116
hey moonbeam you posted almost the same time as me! exciting, ain't it?



November 24, 2000, 2:34 pm Msg #1117
Hello all! You know Its Begining To Look A Lot Like Christmas Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ An' everyone!

November 24, 2000, 2:44 pm Msg #1118
Hello all! You know Its Begining To Look A Lot Like Christmas Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ An' everyone!

November 24, 2000, 2:46 pm Msg #1119
Look what I went and done did. ;-) Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 24, 2000, 2:47 pm Msg #1120
i knew i had too much to drink: i'm seeing double bdj :-)


November 24, 2000, 3:07 pm Msg #1121

November 24, 2000, 3:13 pm Msg #1122

November 24, 2000, 3:13 pm Msg #1123
who you callin' a hic? :-)

November 24, 2000, 9:07 pm Msg #1124
If Aunt Bee just came to town when Ope' was 6ish, how could she have lost the pickle contest to Miss Edwards 11 years in a row?

November 24, 2000, 10:32 pm Msg #1125
I got a question. Since we are in the Holiday Season. I remember Christmas being celebrated with the episode where Miss Ellie sang and Ben Weaver was peeping through the winder...okay, Was there ever anymore Holidays celebrated on TAGS? Number #1124, that is one of the inconsistancies on the show, the time line. Like the years Barney had been there, the characters names Edwards, Clara Johnson, Clara Edwards. But all in all, it was still a great show. Ollie, let me ask you, how would you cook a pork roast? I never cooked one. I'm gonna get my Granny's take on it too. It was hers that made me want to try it. Ollie, where you ever a professional cook? IDELLE ! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

November 24, 2000, 11:01 pm Msg #1126
Oh my yes Ollie! That were shore excitin'! Why, it's 'most like we met in person or sumpin, bein' here the same time 'n all! Ah'm glad evy'body had a nice Thanksgivin', some 'a y'ums sounds lak them gor-met chefs I seen on tee vee! WINE in the gravy??? Well I never!! Sounds gooood though! Mebbe I cud jus' drip in some corn squeezin's!?! Miss Elly, I been a'wishin' they's a Cracker Barrel 'round these parts, but noooo! I et in them a while back, and jus' adored 'em! Romeena, I went t' git my copy a that movie, 'n you know what?? That feller said he had t' order one fer me! Says they sold my copy! So, I'm'a be payshunt, 'cause I know it's a'comin! Ah'm sure enjoyin' comin' round now and agin, an' gittin' t' know you fine folks! Gotta go feed them hounds!! Bye fer now!!

November 24, 2000, 11:03 pm Msg #1127
oops! Case ya din't already know, that was me, Moonbeam what wrote that!

November 25, 2000, 12:05 pm Msg #1128
hey, 125, i never was really a professional, but i did work in a french-y type restraunt for awhile and learned soe stuff. i mostly taught myself tho.

leeme see if i can think up a good pork roast recipe. are you cooking a shoulder or a loin or what? mmmmmmm makin me hungry for pork roast lol.

holler at yall later


November 25, 2000, 12:06 pm Msg #1129
hows 'bout leftover turkey recipes, too, ollie, ol' buddy ol' pal?

November 25, 2000, 1:41 pm Msg #1130
i just made some turkey noodle soup:

a big onion
about 3 cloves minced garlic
some chicken (or turkey) broth

dice the onion: saute over medium heat till nice and translucent/ brown (in some olive oil, salt and pepper them). add the miced garlic , saute for like 1 min. add in some broth: turn up the heat to high, let the broth reduce.

add that mixture to a large pot full of seasoned hot water along with turkey leftovers. throw in a coupla bay leaves.

a carrot, diced
celery, diced
bell pepper, diced

in a saute pan, heat some olive oil till it's pretty hot, and cook the veggies for about 4-5 mins. salt and pepper them. throw them in the pot with everything else, along with some green onions and a cut up tomato , simmer it for several hours.

strain out everything from the soup. throw away the veggie-hulls. you can re-ad the meat to the soup, as the carcass should be easy to debone now. let that mixture simmer for awhile, to cook down some, taste for salt and pepper.

when you are ready to eat some noodles, put some of the soup in a seperate pot and boil some egg noodles, wide ones. verleen likes to take some hardboiled egg and put it on top of the soup along with some green onions.

good for leftovers.


November 25, 2000, 3:09 pm Msg #1131
Well, Ollie I ain't bought the Pork Roast yet...haha. Wouldn't know a shoulder from a loin. I deal usually in ground beef, boneless pork chops and boneless chicken breasts. It's a raining here in Mayberry. Hope everyone is safe, warm and dry. Hubby and I unplugged all the computer, monitor and printer and cleaned out behind it and all that good stuff. My monitor had been acting up, color fading in and out...and now it is fine. AMAZING what a lot of cat here and dust will do to a machine. Miss Ellie

November 25, 2000, 3:55 pm Msg #1132
hey ellie , i'm glad you got your machine back in cat-hair-free condition. haha. can be detrimental, especially if your computer is allergic to cats.........

anyhow, what i'm gonna do is, try out this pork loin thing i'm thinking of next week, and if it turns out good, i'll tell you all what i did. in the meantime, if you are just itching to have a pork roast, try using a dry rub made of a mixture of cumin, new mexico chile powder, black pepper. then cut a couple of (wait do this first) little pockets in the roast and stick little slivers of garlic in there. last, when it's about done, glaze it. i'm big on glazes these days lol. sear the roast in a heavy skillet in olive oil bfore you roast it. and , be conservative on the cooking time: a little sooner to come out of the oven than you think: then let it rest for a half an hour before carving.

but anyhow, i'll think up a better recipe here soon. i used to keep a recipe site up, but i took it down cause noone ever went to it lol.


November 25, 2000, 4:04 pm Msg #1133
"I'll make some heavy soups." (Aunt BEE)

"I hope it's not more soup!" (That scamp, Emma)

Did they ever have soup at the diner?

November 25, 2000, 4:09 pm Msg #1134
now i'm thinking of cooking here lol. hey ellie one of my favorite boneless chikin breast recipies: it's pretty easy, and it's different.

(ps i never measure anything)

what you will need:
low sodium (lite) soy sauce
fresh thinly sliced ginger
tons of sliced garlic
plenty of fresh sqeezed lemon juice
a coupla sliced jalapeno peppers
some honey, to take the edge off
black pepper
some chikin broth

combine this stuff in a pan and heat it till it is mixed well. stick it in a large bowl (maybe a glass one) and let it cool to room temp (imortant....... you don't want to put raw chikin in hot liquid). when it is cool, put in some chicken breasts and marinate them in the fridge for at least 4-6 hours. or even more if you'd like.

in the mean time:
take a few red bell peppers and a coupla ears of corn and roast them in the oven (@400 degrees or so) . you can cheat a little and boil the corn a little first. coat the peppers with olive oil first.

take these roasted ingeredients and combine them (taken off the cob and dice and de-seed the pepper, remove it's blackened skin too.....) with a little diced red onion, some minced garlic , some cilantro, some olive oil, some salt and pepper and some honey, thus, making a nice looking salsa type item. keep it at room temp.

when you are ready for the chicken: i suggest grilling it. till it is almost done, then letting it rest, thusly steaming itself till it's done. you gotta make sure to sear t real good so it doesn't get dried out.

when that is done, put some white rice (not minute rice......) on a plate, lean the chicken on it (you can slice it real pretty first if you like), spoon some of the salsa over top, add a little sprig of cilantro to the top. it's good.

ok, no more cooking things for awhile lol. i feel like a windbag. hahaha


November 25, 2000, 6:13 pm Msg #1135
Ollie, you're just about to starve me to death! Think I'll go cook.

November 25, 2000, 9:17 pm Msg #1136
What did ya make?

November 26, 2000, 8:53 am Msg #1137
We had a nice Thanksgiving. Went to my mother in laws and ate and ate and ate. We also laughed, took pictures and watched them COWBOYS get whooped!! That just tops off my Turkey, baby! Even better than apple pie!

Saw the Grinch last weekend and saw Bounce this weekend and I'll tell ya, I bet my head didn't hit the pillow til after 10:00pm. Other than that, me and Gilly just been hanging out. He has been hunting and I'm dreading him coming home with something...only cuz he'll want his picture took with it and, well, I don't like to look at it. I'm a wimp. I'll admit it. You'd think that a mountain gal could take it, but, well, to be honest, when I make fish muttle, the fish come from the grocery store...all nice and packaged. I tell ya, I'm glad for these new fangled ideas!


November 26, 2000, 3:36 pm Msg #1138
Boy, I tell ya. Been coming here for ages and just found this message part today. Boy, do I feel dumb. Hello everyone, Mr. Schwump By the way, I'm tryin' to get me a more personal place on the web. Tryin' to work somehing out with Yahoo! Hopefully gonna have up soon.

November 26, 2000, 5:36 pm Msg #1139
hey schwumpster! let us know when your site is up.

November 26, 2000, 6:09 pm Msg #1140
Are you our old Mr. Schwump, the dancin bowler?

November 26, 2000, 7:41 pm Msg #1141
hi all. i wounld like to thank you all for the prayer for me friend his wife is doing will now and she is out of the hosp now . i will be back leatr . tom

November 26, 2000, 9:56 pm Msg #1142
#1140 The one and only. Mr. Schwump

November 26, 2000, 9:59 pm Msg #1143
The Schumpster from the old porch with the darlin little bride? You know the offical handshake?

November 27, 2000, 3:06 pm Msg #1144
Great news Tom, so glad to hear your friend's wife is better.

I was just wondering seeing as Christmas is just around the corner if we could do a TAGS twist on the 12 days of Christmas. Here is my list.

1. One bullet in Barney's pocket.

2. Two maximum security cells.

3. Aunt Bee's homemade batches. (2 batches of pickles and one of Marmilade)

4. Four tires on the squad car.

5. "Five" on Barney's watch.

So there is all I could think of....chime in everyone. Miss Ellie

November 27, 2000, 6:04 pm Msg #1145
I'm a simple soul, 'n jus' love me some turkey salad sammiches! Anybody got a recipe fer that'n? Moonbeam

November 27, 2000, 8:29 pm Msg #1146
6 strings on andy's guitar.....


November 27, 2000, 9:35 pm Msg #1147
7 am to 7 pm --- hours Wally's gas station is open.


November 27, 2000, 9:46 pm Msg #1148
8 am when Barney works the school crosswalk.

This isn't easy, MissEllie. How did you get so many? This is my last contribution.


November 27, 2000, 9:47 pm Msg #1149
hey to the porch. --Jelsik

November 28, 2000, 8:55 am Msg #1150
Hey Everyone, I have a question for you, how many times did Vice President Gore use the word 'count' in his speech last nigh? cgirl

November 28, 2000, 10:19 am Msg #1151
9 jugs of corn liquer 10 bed jackets for Aunt Bee 11 Darlin' songs and 12 of Opie's freckles

November 28, 2000, 10:20 am Msg #1151
I didn't count. hehehe

November 28, 2000, 10:22 am Msg #1152
whoops- that 1151 snuck in there. never mind. from 1151. hey's there's 2 messages numbered 1151. confusin.. eerie, even....

November 28, 2000, 12:26 pm Msg #1153
Lillian, I thought for about 2 days before I got 5 of TAGS things. Keep thinking. And it is something we can do over and over and over until Christmas. I just thought it would be fun. Hey "Cgirl". I missed Gore's speech. Hope all are having a good day.

Miss Ellie

November 28, 2000, 4:48 pm Msg #1154
I'm sure you didn't miss anything worth hearing, Miss Ellie.

November 28, 2000, 6:37 pm Msg #1155
1. One squad car.

2. Two people played Mary, the nurse.

3. the 3 different names of Clara Edwards.

How's everyone doing this cool night. Mayberry is having cooler than normal temperatures this fall/winter. "Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." Miss Ellie

November 28, 2000, 6:58 pm Msg #1156
Miss Ellie, your good at this!

4 singing Darlin sons

5 points on Andy's star badge that pins on

6 points on the badge sewn on Andy's sheriff's coustume


November 28, 2000, 8:45 pm Msg #1157
Lillian, these are excellent that you posted. I'm glad you contributed again. Miss Ellie "Make your mind a blank" (Barney to Andy) (Mine is a blank most of the time)

November 29, 2000, 12:42 am Msg #1158
Hey, y'all! Just checkin' in. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was terrific. Greg got out of the hospital last Wednesday. I went over there today and spent a few hours visiting. He's doing much better, and is almost back to his old self for the first time in ages. We were even laughing and reminiscing about stuff that happened more than 20 years ago! It's a blessing. Thanks for your concern. Porch folks are the best! :-) ~Dež~

November 29, 2000, 8:18 pm Msg #1159
Slow day, today, eh?

Here's prayin for world peace, presidental peace, and most importantly, personal peace.

Long live Mayberry!

November 29, 2000, 9:11 pm Msg #1160
So glad to hear Greg is MUCH better Dež. You are truly a good friend.

It tis a slow day #1159. Good prayers too.

Miss Ellie

November 30, 2000, 10:16 am Msg #1161
Hello all! Hey ~Des~, Great news about Greg! Hey ollie, I've been doin' to much nippin' in my jug than playin'. That's why I posted twice. Either that or I popped my eyes out blowing out the wrong end of my jug. ;-) Here is: Little Drummer Boy Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ ollie Miss Ellie Non-Signers An' everyone!

November 30, 2000, 10:27 am Msg #1162
Hey there, Miss Ellie, Junior and everyone! Hope y'all are having a great day. ~Dež~

November 30, 2000, 12:11 pm Msg #1163
lol@BDJ wrong end of the jug


November 30, 2000, 3:43 pm Msg #1164
Anybody have an email for JohnnyPaul? Sure do miss him...

November 30, 2000, 6:29 pm Msg #1165
nope. so yall think an email contacts page (icq too i guess) would be in order for this place? that's something i'd like to do to tell you the truth, as long as it was useful.


November 30, 2000, 10:25 pm Msg #1166
hey to ollie!

your old chat buddette

November 30, 2000, 11:23 pm Msg #1167
hi all. will thing are fine here? thinkgiving was not all that here all we did is fight all day. i do not like the holidays ? because of thing thay make my unhappy at time. Miss Ellie. think you for the post card , i m working on my chas card list now. tom

December 1, 2000, 11:09 am Msg #1168
Here it is December already! I get panicked at the thought of all I have to do! Romeena, I got that movie finally! Thank you ma'am! Tom, we all get depressed during the holidays, mostly because of those who are no longer here, but it's those who are that keep us goin'! Now, I'm gonna go watch that movie and forget about the work I have to do, and slip into my Mayberry state of mind! Happy shoppin' ya'll! Moonbeam

December 1, 2000, 3:04 pm Msg #1169
Hello friends. You know that Ryder truck going through Florida yesterday, could've been nothin' but a decoy. A decoy! Shazzam! That Barney and Andy were back there holding nothing but a machine gun. And a brown paper bag full of sandwhiches. While the REAL truck went by a different route. Makes you think. Which brings me to another thought(my head is still hurtin' from the very first one, I ever had). If Floyd is the only barbar in town, who cut Floyd's hair? Did he go to Mt. Pilot? I'll shuddap now, before my tounge gits sunburned. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ Moonbeam tom ollie Miss Ellie Non-Signers An' everyone!

December 1, 2000, 3:17 pm Msg #1170
Shazam, Junior, I never even thought of a decoy! Your education was worth every penny of it. I just hate it when you throw your education in my face. LOL! Hey to Moonbeam, ollie and everyone! Please keep my other friend named Moonbeam (her internet name that is!) and her husband, Rodney, in your prayers. He suddenly fell ill Wednesday night and is in the hospital. Hope everyone has a great day. TGIF!! ~Dež~

December 1, 2000, 4:11 pm Msg #1171
Shazam, Junior, I never even thought of a decoy! Your education was worth every penny of it. I just hate it when you throw your education in my face. LOL! Hey to Moonbeam, ollie and everyone! Please keep my other friend named Moonbeam (her internet name that is!) and her husband, Rodney, in your prayers. He suddenly fell ill Wednesday night and is in the hospital. Hope everyone has a great day. TGIF!! ~Dež~

December 1, 2000, 8:38 pm Msg #1172
You know BDJ, I had that same thought. Jay Leno showed a Ryder truck with the back door open and all the ballots blowing out the back. I just can't imagine them letting anyone know the direction of the ballot truck due to hijacking and stuff. BDJ...I loved that one about where Floyd got his hair cut. Reckon he held the mirror and cut it himself? Prayers for Dež's friend Moonbeam's husband Rodney.

A lot of families argue at Holidays. And like Moonbeam said a lot of holidays are hard when we have lost loved ones. We just have to appreciate the good things in life and try to forget the bad. Have a goodnight. Keep a good thought...a warm thought. We might get snow or freezing rain, up to 2 inches here in Mayberry...let us pray not. The weather people just aren't sure. Miss Ellie

December 1, 2000, 8:39 pm Msg #1173
Tom, glad you got the post cards. I'm starting on my Christmas cards, making most on my computer. Miss Ellie

December 1, 2000, 11:04 pm Msg #1174
Now they are saying we may get 14 to 26 inches of snow Saturday night into Sunday morning into Sunday afternoon. Please pray we don't get any snow, freezing rain or sleet. It makes it difficult for our family to see each other. Miss Ellie

December 2, 2000, 8:50 am Msg #1175
MissEllie? Did they ever find little Buddy?

December 2, 2000, 5:30 pm Msg #1176
#1175, no they have never found little Buddy and still have no real leads.

Now they say between 8 to 12 inches of snow and some freezing rain. It is supposed to get to 30 degrees tonight and only up to 32 degrees all day tomorrow. THIS IS NOT NORTH CAROLINA weather ! I don't like it. Pray no one loses power. I'm not praying just for us, but for others too. I know many are in the same boat we are, without power we cannot have heat or water. But especially the elderly I worry about. Thanks folks. I'm just kinda blue this evening.

We did get to break donuts with Opie this morning. (Not the Opie Taylor that posts here but the Opie I've known for ages who used to post here). We had a good time. He is a swell guy.

Miss Ellie br>

December 3, 2000, 11:21 am Msg #1177
yes, ellie he is a swell guy, and i wish he'd post here more. (you know, we are from the same town in WV. coincidence eh?)

aside: i almost typed "from the same tomb......



December 3, 2000, 12:45 pm Msg #1178
black again?

December 3, 2000, 3:21 pm Msg #1179
ut oh, I did it agin....made everything red and Christmasy.

now ain't that a co-ink-a-dink, you and Opie being from the same hometown.

We didn't have any snow, thank the good Lord. It's cold and windy, but the sun is shining, the sky is blue. The poor folks east of here had snow and freezing rain though. Bless their hearts. They also had much flooding down that way in Sept of 1999. Everyone have a nice day. Stay warm. Sure wish everyone had a nice warm home (thinking about the homeless). "Mayor Pike, vagrancy." "MAYOR !" Miss Ellie (kindly turning off the Chrismtas red)

December 3, 2000, 10:08 pm Msg #1180
God answers Knee-Mail

December 4, 2000, 5:59 am Msg #1181
HAPPY BIRTHDAY **Barn!!!! Hope you have a great one. Emmett & Martha

December 4, 2000, 10:35 am Msg #1182
Hello all! Time fer: Here Comes Santa Claus Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ Miss Ellie ollie An' everyone!

December 4, 2000, 11:13 am Msg #1183
BARN! It's your birthday! Cherish the past...look forward to the future..cause there ain't no present! Ha,ha. Have a great one! NRNMG & Mr. FOLEY

December 4, 2000, 11:15 am Msg #1184
OOps! I didn't mean for Mr. Foley to be pank; he wouldn't like that too much.

December 4, 2000, 11:16 am Msg #1185
Did it take this time?

December 4, 2000, 11:17 am Msg #1186
Maybe now?

December 4, 2000, 11:18 am Msg #1187

December 4, 2000, 11:19 am Msg #1188
Got it.

December 4, 2000, 11:57 am Msg #1189
happy birthday barn!

i hope you have a good 'un.


December 4, 2000, 2:19 pm Msg #1190
**Barn, Celebrate your special day! Splurge, go out for supper, get the escargo..


"And I'm out a birthday cake!"

December 4, 2000, 5:07 pm Msg #1191
A very Happy Birthday **Barn! Mebbey somebody ought to take you out to dinner (they should leave the quarter too), then let that arm float out there and lay a big one on ya! Hahahahaha! Hope you've had a great day so far! It ain't over yet, ya know!


December 4, 2000, 8:51 pm Msg #1192
This is touching: Merry Christmas!

December 4, 2000, 9:07 pm Msg #1193
Aaaawww......Thank you so much Emmett & Martha, NRNMG & Mr. Foley, Oliie, Miss Peggy, and Bulbsnatcher. It was a wonderful birthday. As for splurging, I didn't have to! I was the splurgee, not the slurger tonight. And I didn't even have to leave narry a quarter tip either. Hehehehehehehehehe. Thank everyone, again for the birthday wishes. I love all of you. You ARE family, you know.

December 4, 2000, 11:15 pm Msg #1194
hi all. Will it cold tonight and be morne it may be some snow too. Barn happy birthday too. Will it look like not to min of are friend are posting non . Why? Will this is the time winedeveryone pray for lovecome. Ollie what part of W,V are you from, i have famliy there now. Miss Ellie. now is the little one doing. TOM.

December 5, 2000, 12:47 pm Msg #1195
Hello, trivialitiers...I was offline for awhile, and had to format (agin!) my computer. I tip my hat to navidad.exe, he's a nasty ole fella. But I'm back. Good to see all of y'all. Ellie, cheer up--it's minus one degree here. But hey, that's warmer than it was when I got up this morning!!!


December 5, 2000, 1:01 pm Msg #1196
Hey to Elinora and TOM. Happy birthday plus one day to **Barn. Thanks, 1192, that was so beautiful. Where's everyone hiding?


December 5, 2000, 1:34 pm Msg #1197
Hello all! Happy(late)Birthday **Barn. I would offer you a belt or two of my jug. But, you're on duty. Ha-Ha! Hope it was a good'un. Hey Lillian, Got any meatballs? I'm kinda hungry. Here is: Silver Bells Ho-Ho-Ho! Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~, Lillian, Elinora, **Barn, Non-Signers An' everyone! Briscoe(Santa)Darling Jr.

December 5, 2000, 7:20 pm Msg #1198
Happy Birthday (belated) **Barn ! Bless your heart Elinora, I couldn't stand that kinda cold. Hey TOM, how much snow did you get? Hi Lillian. Hello "Santa Baby", Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey, Bulbsnatcher, can I use a higher watt bulb for the heat it throws off?..haha! Goodnight. Miss Ellie

December 5, 2000, 7:22 pm Msg #1199
Happy Birthday (belated) **Barn ! Bless your heart Elinora, I couldn't stand that kinda cold. Hey TOM, how much snow did you get? Hi Lillian. Hello "Santa Baby", Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey, Bulbsnatcher, can I use a higher watt bulb for the heat it throws off?..haha! Goodnight. Miss Ellie

December 5, 2000, 8:01 pm Msg #1200
Elinora, where you at fer it t' be so cold? Happy birthday yesterday, Barn! Same day as m' dotter! Miss Ellie ah'm glad th' snow missed ya! Guess ever'bodies busy what with shoppin' 'n sech!

December 5, 2000, 9:25 pm Msg #1201
Well, #1200 (whosomeveryabe), I'm in western Wisconsin. We have snow--several inches, not new but still pretty. And it's cold...I know how cold it is, it's dang cold! My feet are freezin, but the rest of me is fine. The high for the day was 6. 6! At least it was 6 ABOVE zero...I have a feeling that tonight it won't be that 'warm.'

Everybody play nice, I gotta get off here and warsh dishes.


December 6, 2000, 12:34 am Msg #1202
hi all Elinora please keep warm and say by a big fireplacetoo. Miss Ellie we did not git to that murch snow i think it was just a gusting of it. I can not sand all the cold it make all the old boned come alive and catching cold is bad to? I thinki will go some wair it warm for this time of year. TOM

December 6, 2000, 12:07 pm Msg #1203
Hello all! I'm gonna be gone to see the kin folk for a while. ~Des~ will jug for y'all when she has time. Be gentle with her, she knows not what she does sometimes. Lol! I'll leave you with this: Oh Holly Night Be good. Briscoe(North Pole)Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~(Santa's little helper) Miss Ellie TOM An' everyone! Prayers all!

December 6, 2000, 1:57 pm Msg #1204
Miss Elenora, Sorry not t' sign up thar on #1200! I allus fergits t' sign! I is Moonbeam. Lordy! I likes the cold, but thats a bit much, I think. Still, I'd ruther cold than heat! I get so in summertime that I cain't breath! Never feel clean neither, even after a shower! Hope youse got a fireplace?? Moonbeam (Hey! I 'membered t' sign thet time!)

December 6, 2000, 6:07 pm Msg #1205
Baby, it's cooold outside!

December 7, 2000, 6:24 am Msg #1206
Hey to everyone. It's been a while since I've posted here. Trying to get back in to the swing of things again.

I wonder where Rafe is hidding out? Must been runing his still again.J

Everyone have a great day and take care.

Opie Taylor

December 7, 2000, 9:11 pm Msg #1207
Hello everybody. Good to see you back Opie Taylor. When it is below 70 degrees, it is too cold for me. I think we all ought to go stay with Emmett and Martha in Florida till spring or summer. Miss Ellie "That just frosts me.(good quote for cold weather)

December 8, 2000, 6:26 am Msg #1208
Hey, Miss Ellie! It's good to be back! I agree that when the weather gets below 70 degrees, it's too cold for me too! I love NC but I wish it wouldn't get so cold here. You know, Miss Ellie, I don't think you live too far from me. What part of NC are you from? How about "the big freeze" for a cold weather quote.

Boy, the porch sure is quiet. We need to pick something to talk about. Why don't we try to put different quotes from different episodes of TAGS together? Like this, I'll start us off with, "Who's been messin' up the bulletin board?" Then someone else could reply with "Well, if it ain't Daddy Longlegs!" or something like that. Let's see how many quotes we can put together, okay? Here's the starter: "Ain't we pickin' our peaches before they's fuzzed up good?"

Opie Taylor

December 8, 2000, 9:52 am Msg #1209
"And of course Aunt Bee thinks anything homemade's got to taste better than anything store bought."

Opie Taylor, I live near Raleigh, how's about you? Well, it's time for the boss to call Have a good day everyone.

Miss Ellie

December 8, 2000, 10:29 am Msg #1210
"We can't let her get beat out by a store bought pickle." (or something like that..)

December 8, 2000, 2:59 pm Msg #1211
Well, Miss Ellie, you sure are welcome here with Martha and I whenever you want to come down here. It's a balmy 70 degrees here today, and suppose to be almost 80 by the weekend. Winters sure are nice here in Florida. I went out to get the mail a bit ago, and much to my surprise, I found we had recieved a letter from Hollywood, CA. Now, I know I don't know anyone there, so I got this twinge in my heart, and couldn't imagine who might want to send me a card from that place, so I hurredly opened it up, and to my surprise, it was a thank you note from Barbara Perry, who we all know played Flossy, and others on TAGS, thanking us for the get well card we sent awhile back through Kathy Taylor, a member of our gang here. I feel so honored that Miss Perry would take the time to send us a card, what with all the physical problems she is facing in her life. She truely is a GREAT lady in MY book. Thank you, Barbara. BTW, my mothers sisters name is Barbara, and their maiden names are Perry. Thought y'all might be interested in what happened to us today. Emmett & Martha

December 8, 2000, 5:54 pm Msg #1212
Wow! That is way cool, Emmett! Miss Perry could tell what special people you and Martha are. She sounds like a real neat lady. And that name co-inky-dinky. Just amazing!

It's good to hear that more goes on in Florida that just re-re-recounted dimpled pregnant whatevers. "How'd you vote, Ange?"


December 8, 2000, 7:14 pm Msg #1213
Well, Miss Ellie, you live a little farther away than I thought. Still, you're probably the nearest of all my Mayberry friends. I live in Hickory.

Hey to Emmett & Martha! That is really neat! She must be a very gracious person.

Hey to MissPeggy and everyone else at Trivialities.

Opie Taylor

"I'm goin' vote to keep it."

December 8, 2000, 7:21 pm Msg #1214
Whoa! I didn't mean to use that font color. Yuck!

Opie Taylor

"Do you think I want to go on record as a trouble maker?"

December 8, 2000, 7:25 pm Msg #1215
I think I might have forgot to turn off something. Just making sure.

Opie Taylor

December 8, 2000, 7:31 pm Msg #1216
I did. Well, now everything should be o-kay in Mayberry.

December 8, 2000, 7:34 pm Msg #1217
Oopps! That was me, Oopie Taylor!

December 8, 2000, 8:13 pm Msg #1218
20 years flew by, didn't it? We still miss you John....

Imagine.... Strawberry fields forever....

December 9, 2000, 11:09 am Msg #1219
Oopie Taylor...cute.

Martha and Emmett, thanks for the invite. If I could, really could, I would "come on down" and stay until N.C. has normal N.C. weather ! That is so wonderful Miss Perry sent you a thank you card. How sweet of her and of you two to send her a get well card.

Please send up a prayer for my Mama's sister, Dorothy. She is in the hospital and they had to give her 3 pints of blood and as of the last time we heard from her they had not determined how she was losing the blood internally. She suffered a stroke in March of 1999, from which she has not recovered. Thanks.

Miss Ellie

December 9, 2000, 4:15 pm Msg #1220
yo to everybody!

just got back from the eye Dr. to get new spectacles..... sheesh i've only had these same old superglued together ones for 13 years........ lol

anyhowm we're fixin' to get on over and get a tree for christmas. then i think i'll make a coupla porkchops.

been a little rocky for awhile, on the job-front and home-front, but things are pulling together pretty good. i don't think i watch enough TAGS these days is what it is. :-)

anyhow, emmett and martha when me and verleen first moved out here to the asphalt jungle from crozet, virginia (a small town near charlottesville), we moved to a pretty seedy part of hollywood. it wasn't rite smack dab in the middle, kinda on the awful outskirts. we live sort of on the west side of la now, not quite in santa monica.

well, anyhow, thought i'd holler at yall


December 9, 2000, 7:08 pm Msg #1221
Hey Ollie, about your 13 year old super-glued specs...hey you know they don't make things like they used too ! Miss Ellie

December 9, 2000, 8:39 pm Msg #1222
it just goes ta show ya, ya gotta go to Mt. Pilot to get a good pair of glasses.

December 9, 2000, 10:16 pm Msg #1223
Hey all! Just wanted to stop in and say HEY. So HEY.

Hope all is well with you folks!


December 9, 2000, 10:18 pm Msg #1224
"...were you sober?" "I don't know, I didn't have my glasses on." Someone help out with that Otis line! :-)

December 10, 2000, 12:40 am Msg #1225
Hi All.Will it bin cold all this week and we git 2 4 inch of new snow. I think wind the old one came aprat everyone move on to a new one and have not heard the new that we have a new home to come to . Will it time for all of us to hold hands and said a prayer for all of are friend who can used thim. DON'T SING THE BLUES. Don't sing the blues whenthings go bad try to remember all the good you've had things won't always go your way, look through the mist on a rainy day. sunshine will come after the rain, as healing followsunbearable pain. let your smilee be the sun to break clouds away, your smile can still shine if it rains all day. tom

December 10, 2000, 6:30 am Msg #1226
Hey to everyone and good morning!

# 1224, when you say "help out with" I'm not exactly sure what you mean. Do you want someone to quote it correctly or to add other quotes to it as I was talking about earlier? I'm not sure I can quote it word perfect either, but it can hurt to give it a try, right? The scene you're thinking of is from the episode Andy Saves Barney's Morale #16. Otis is the last one of the townspeople to be tried for minor offenses imposed upon them by Barney during Andy's absence. Barney had drew a chalk line and told Otis to walk it. To which he replied, "What line?". At the trial, after Barney had related the events that had led to Otis's arrest and told Andy what Otis had said, Andy asked Otis, "Is that what you said?" Otis simply replied, "Yeah." When Andy asked him why he said that Otis responded, "I wasn't wearing my specs. Drunk or sober I can't tell much without my glasses." Then Andy asks him, "Well, were you?" To which Otis replies, "I don't know, I wasn't wearing my specs." I hope that is the answer you were looking for.
Hey to Ollie, Miss Ellie, Tom, Idelle and everyone else!
You all take care and have a great day.
Opie Taylor
"You wouldn't notice a muddy elephant in the snow, would ya?"

December 10, 2000, 9:19 am Msg #1227
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "Floyd". Hope you have a great day!! Hey to everyone. It's gonna be a WARM one here today in our neck of the woods.About 80 today. You all stay warm in "cold country" Emmett & Martha

December 10, 2000, 10:44 am Msg #1228
Happy Birthday Floyd!

December 10, 2000, 12:23 pm Msg #1229
Who's Floyd?

December 10, 2000, 12:35 pm Msg #1230
Thanks Opie, thats it!

December 10, 2000, 1:13 pm Msg #1231
is it allan "floyd" newsome's birthday? well happy birthday! if not, please disreguard this well wishing post. :-)


December 10, 2000, 2:21 pm Msg #1232
Yep...Allan "Floyd" Newsome's birthday

December 10, 2000, 2:21 pm Msg #1233
Yep...Allan "Floyd" Newsome's birthday

December 10, 2000, 2:42 pm Msg #1234
Yep...Allan "Floyd" Newsome's birthday

December 10, 2000, 3:08 pm Msg #1235
You're welcome, #1230! Glad I was able to help.

Happy Birthday to Allan "Floyd" Newsome from Opie Taylor.

Hey to Emmett & Martha, Ollie, and everyone!

Opie Taylor