The Taylors' Front Porch

Pull up a chair! Have a sit-down an' shoot the breeze with us. Later on, maybe we'll go down to the drugstore to get a sody. . . maybe see what's showin' at the pitcher house. . . . What you gonna do tonight, Barn?

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23513: Ha, Ha, Des, that was a good one. I always wondered why so many other people's bedrooms were blue when they turned out the light while mine just got dark. Gave me a good laugh this morning.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23514: Good mornin', all! Ooooo.... good ones, Burt and Poor Horatio! So true, so true. Wanna here another one, Poor Horatio? As a rule (albeit not hard and fast) women must always be chased through tundra, in which you will find the requisite fallen log. The woman must trip over this log; preferably while wearing the most unlikely footwear (i.e. stilettoes, ankle straps, etc). I think it's written in the Screen Actors' Guild rulebook.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23515: "Wanna 'HERE' another one.........?" I'll be okay.
Hey to Lydia!!

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23516: Merry Christmas Eve, Eve!

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23517: Otis you are a prince.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23518: Just sneaked on to the porch quickly to wish y'all a very merry one and a safe, healthy New Year. Take care. Sign me, Nate Bracey.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23519: Burt, hahahahahaha, Olive, that's a hoot!!!!! Des, I love this little movie thangy. Funny stuff. Y'all jes made my day........Miss Peg
"During our lifetime we travel many roads......." (Barn)

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23520: G'afternoon all.Hey ~Des~, I tried to mail you but it came back to me. Here are ny idea's to view your card:
1. Send the card to a friend who can print it for you and mail it back to you by post.
2. Take a picture of it.
3. Make a drawing of it.
4. Save it as wallpaper and bookmark it.
Briscoe Darling Jr. P.S. Hey Poor Horatio, Here 'tis, "Let It Snow." Here we go.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23521: AHA!! Wallpaper. I actually thought of sending it to someone and havin' them mail it back. Didn't know if it'd work. Thanks.
My mail was down but it's back up now (I think). I'll mail you and see if you get it.
Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey. Yore a sight for sore eyes. Merry Christmas to you, too!

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23522: Nope, ain't workin'. Just for future reference, I pretty much can't email when it rains.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23523: Dear Santa
Please bring happiness to all those we know.
May you have much joy and happiness at
Christmas and in the days to follow

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23524: Dež - This is not an original thought, I heard a comedian ask it, but have you ever wondered why Superman, when the bad guys were shooting at him, would just STAND there, letting the bullets bounce off his chest, but when they would THROW the gun at him, he'd DUCK? Merry Christmas to the Porch,
Milton P. Oliver

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23525: Hey ~Des~, I tried to e-mail you again. Put the card on your screen then, click on view image then bookmark it. It should work. Everybody back in th' truck. Be good an' g'nite all. Briscoe Darling Jr.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23526: Great one, MPO!! I LOL! Junior, I thought of that, bookmarking the location, but don't they remove the card after a couple of weeks or so?

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23527: Evenin', everybody! You all are too kind - you over-rate the ramblings of an old woman, but thanks! By the way, I realize that not everyone had the loving, concerned parents I had, and for those of you who didn't, the analogy of God as a loving Father may be difficult for you to accept. Well, a wise young friend of mine, who had abusive parents, once observed that she pictured God as the Father she wished she had!
~~Leon, you little darlin', I've enjoyed your daily musical gifts. Haven't been able to get the pics to work yet, but will keep tryin'. It stops with Otis's picture. May be my 'puter. Anyhow, you're such a sweet boy for going to all this trouble for us.
Otis, you are a prince, postin' all those fancy little doo-dads with instructions. You'll be happy to know that I plan to leave the experimentin' to others. I shudder to think what desolation I might be able to bring to the porch if I tried those!
Dež, you're a dear. One of these days when I'm down south, maybe we'll run into each other. (Not literally, I hope!)
Rafe, I'm glad you were able to buy that thingy at the Scobie's fund-raiser the other day, especially since you always wanted one. Have you figured out what it is yet?
Emma, so nice to hear from you. Friends, you may never know how much your friendship and kindness means to me at times. I love you all.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23528: Greetings to all of you nice folk. I am looking for a particular item, and thought to ask you all.
I'm lookin for a laptop computer case, that is a smidgin above the rest. Can anyone recommend one?
Some of the thing's I am lookin for in such a case are the following,
-holds laptop, and has files section
-separate cell fone compartment
-holds extra cables, and nick-nacks
-places for extra diskettes, pens, pocket screwdriver, and glasses compartment
Can anyone recommend one? I'm sure that all of you computer experts can come up with a solution for me!
I am sorry if this question wasn't related to the "theme" of the page, but I would like to carry my laptop in my travels, and check in more often.
Thanks for your help.
Keep the Faith, and Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Rev. Billy Bob

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23529: hi yall.
thought i would do some readn and see who has been on the porch.
saw some jokes about the english with a note bout livn there.
is that you englishter?
my my romeena - it did my heart good to see your post. i myself had a
hard time with the lovin father part. just sort of thought what ever
mine was GOD must be the other.
happy birthday to JESUS CHRIST the SAVIOR of the world.
was in a service commorating the BIRTH, my 4 year old son was a singin
(real bad, he can't sing a lick, not a lick. takes after his paw.) silent
night, made me get all sappy. that un makes me cry.
to all the old porchsters and to all the middle pourchsters and to
all the new porchsters may you know the love of JESUS as i have known
HIS love. for that will make the hole in your heart full and a smile
on your face.
jim says hey and GOD bless us every one!

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23530: Why, jim says hey, ain't it just so nice to see you again! Bless your heart. Merry Christmas. Hey to ever'one and thanks to our fine sheriff for the groovy sweep.
Hey did y'all hear about that cult that believes that God will appear in 5 years, I believe, in a UFO?? They're tellin everyone that if you tune into this one television station in Garland, TX you'll be able to see it for yourself. I wanna know 2 things, 1) why would God need a UFO for transportation and B) wonder why he'd make his appearance in Garland, TX?? I can't imagine Alan Thicke choosing Garland, TX for a live appearance, much less God. ;-)

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23531: Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!!

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23532: Wow, Jets too! This is a Merry Christmas on the porch.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23533:
Ever notice in Star the first scene or two, the characters that you don't recoginze will be kilt off.
Oh, and Capt. Kirk always gets the girl....(hehehehe)
"six and eight is fourteen...."

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23534: Yeah, lots of expendable extrys on that show.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23535: *Juanita, I don't remember Bones, or Kirk wearin Kilt's.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23536: No, but Scotty might have!

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23537: Again, Happy Holidays All! I will be in my travels for the Holidays. This piece might date me, but, here goes:

Eat the last piece of fruitcake,
Sung to Last Train to Clarksville, by the Monkees
Eat the last piece of fruitcake,
That we got from Auntie Mabel,
We can't keep it in the kitchen,
'cause it broke right through the table,
And the floor,
Ho ho ho ho!
Ho ho ho ho!
Cause your father lost a filling,
and your sister broke a cap,
And I lost a half a filling,
the rest is on a string tied to the door,
Ho ho ho ho!
Ho ho ho ho!
And I don't think I can chew gum anymore,
Eat the last piece of fruitcake,
That came via forklift,
Or use it for a doorstop,
Might as well get some good use out of this gift.
Ho ho ho ho!
Eat the last piece of fruitcake,
That we have in our home,
I don't know how old it is,
But I bet that it was baked by Wilma Flintstone,
Ho ho ho ho!
Ho ho ho ho!
And I don't think that I like her anymore.

signed, Rev Billy Bob

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23538: I hope everyone on the porch and your families have a wonderful Christmas.


December 23, 1997 - Msg 23539: Evenin Porchters!! I hope this Christmas is a very Merry one for y'ALL. I can't say how much I love this TAGS stuff, and the great friends I've met here. You are all very special to me, and in the future, I hope to be able to meet more of ya at MD's. I had a ball there this year, and made lots of real good friends. You have all made this past year a real pleasure for me, and I love you all. I hope you all have a real safe and merry Christmas, and a Happy and safe and prosperous New Year.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23540: Pretty lights Barn and we love you too Emmett. Your the cats.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23541: Merry Christmas Porchsters!

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23542: What ever happened to David Brenner? Retirement? Disenchantment with show biz? Alien abduction?

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23543: Hey, y'all!
On the Tenth day of Christmas
Li'l Leon brings to you--
Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
It's sure good ta see s'many of y'all droppin' by...
~~~love, Leon

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23544: We love ya, midi boy.

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23545: Where did everybody go to?

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23546: Good Christmas Evening Morning, Porchsters! Haven't been by in a long time, just wanted to wish everyone a most Blessed Christmas. To all my precious Mayberry friends, I love you with the love of Jesus, Who should be the Guest of Honor at all of our Christmas parties and family gatherings. Please give HIM the honor He is due on this and every day! Love, Momma

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23547: Hey, y'all...
Call me an' my attempt to pair up sounds with slide shows-- easy enough with just one set, but I wanted to do it big! I've made one more adjustment, and I fear that while them who couldn't, might, that thems that could can't no more. Please try 'er agin, huh?
~~~love, Leon
"My name is Barney Fife and I'm as good a man as any, try 'er again."

December 23, 1997 - Msg 23548: I meant to call me an' my silly toy casualties of th' Browser War... ~~~LL
Good ta see ya, Momma...**hug**

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23549: Merry Christmas to all you fine people here and let me just say thank you once again for all your love and concern during my troublesome period a few months ago. Reading all of your posts expressing worry warmed my heart and, I feel sure, hastened my recovery all the more. You're a good group and, whatever holiday you celebrate in this season, I hope it's a safe and happy one with those you love. And especially to my darling Goober Clause, a great big YO, YO, YO to you on this Christmas Eve.
The very elf-like Lydia

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23550: Leon That was something else and I know you had to go to a lot of trouble to do that and I just want to say Thank ye, thank ye, thank ye and Merry Christmas to you all and remember with out the first part the MAS don't mean a thing. Uncle Ollie "No thanks Leon."

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23551: I guess that should have read Goober Claus. A Goober Clause sounds like something out of an improperly diagrammed sentence. And that from an English major!

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23552: "The stars in the sky looked down where he lay. The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay."

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23553: It's a new movie starring Tim Allen, Lydia. "The Goober Clause". A sequel.

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23554: Merry Christmas all!! Hey ~Des~, I got your e-mails but, I still can't send one to you. I don't know if any of my idea's will work. Hahaha! I have nothing but snow in my brain and it's a 365 day blizzard! Briscoe Darling Jr.

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23555: Hey, y'all!
On this Eleventh day of Christmas
Li'l Leon brings to y'all--
Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem.
~~~love, Leon
(would someone please write to me an' help me time the tunes an' pics? It don't work for me any more, so I can't test it.)

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23556: I'm a goin' ta' a play a: "It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas." Here we go. Briscoe(Rudolph)Darling Jr.

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23557: ~Dež, what's a Goober Pile?

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23558: 'Mornin', Briscoe Jr... Miss Lydia, Uncle Ollie, an' ~Dež~... all...
Yesterday Today has a lot of nice Christmas programs running... ~~LL

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23559: "They're gone Rudolph.
They've been gone for months.
They've been out, looking for you.
Clairease?.......She's gone too!" (Santa)
I've always loved that. Briscoe Darling Jr.

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23560: **snicker** "Goober Pile"...

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23561: I fergot somethin'.

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23562: Hey Leon an' Otis, Merry Christmas my friends. Briscoe Darling Jr.

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23563: Hey Otis, That's a pile that has nuts in it. hehehehe. Briscoe Darling Jr.

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23564: Morning, all. Just passin' by on my way home from work. Got a few things to do, then off to get some rest before going to Christmas Eve services, and then back to work tonight. (Yes, hospitals are open on Christmas.)
Otis, dear, I believe a Goober Pile would be what you would find if you followed a harvester through a peanut field. (Sorry.)
**Barn, those lights are a sight! Such talented people we have around here, 'bout all I can do is type pretty well!
Merry Christmas, you all!!

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23565: Hey Romeena, Merry Christmas hon. I'm a goin' ta' play a: "I'll Be Home for Christmas." Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr.

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23566: I like mine chocolate-covered...

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23567: For Otis© ,**Barn or any body else that would know, when I clicked on the link in Msg 23561 and listen to it on real audio and then hit stop it crashed my computer and anytime I listen to real audio it does this and I have to restart my computer and run a scandisk, can anybody tell me what I can do to stop this? Uncle Ollie "Fire bug"

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23568: I am sorry about that I thought I followed Otis instructions.

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23569: Nope, Romeena, a goober pile is what you'd get if you follered an elephant through a peanut field. hehehe~
P.S. Hey to Junior!

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23570: Good one Des~, what about a Gomer Pile?
Uncle Ollie, you follered my instructions, you just need to get rid of the font size=7.
Also, you mite want to re-install your RA Player. I had to do that awhile back.
good luck!

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23571: My goo'ness..!
Is anyone pickin' up thet OTR station right now? They been playin' th' mos' bee-you-tee-full Christmas bells...

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23572: them was music boxes!

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23573: Thanks Otis I will re-install just as soon as the computer genius gets back to work and I think I better leave all the other stuff alone 'cause I don't know the font from the back. Uncle Ollie "You're the cats."

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23574: Unlce Ollie, sometimes RA gets overloaded and will cause that too. But I would follow Otisę instructions and reinstall. Make sure you have version Merry Christmas Eve to everyone!

December 24, 1997 - Msg 23575: My Real Audio is the only thing that works on my Annoying Sorry Technobox. Next time I'll shop more thoroughly.