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?

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21414: Morning to the porch,
Looks like I'm the first for Wednesday. Getting ready to start class and open up the minds of our future. Hope everyone in feeling just dandy.
Number 3, hey.Hey to Rafe. Hey to everyone else and good luck to you and yours.
Sp00ky Benson

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21415: Be sure to come by the gas station. I just got a new order of them bobbling head little dogs for you back windows. Goober doesn't know I order them. So if you call better ask for me
Sp00ky Benson

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21416: I hest found a whole box of then bobbling headed little dogs in the storeroom back of
the garage??? Anybody know anything about that????
Hey Darlin Lydia and all the ships at sea. No, I don't think that came out right...

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21417: HAPPY BIRTHDAY OTIS49! I know '49 was the year you were born, so you COULD keep your name as it is. Or are you gonna change it to Otis 50? In any case, I hope you have a good one!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21418: This is Otis49's birthday?!? How could I have missed that?
Hope you have a good one.
Isn't this also Howard McNear's birthday? As soon as somebody gets the official verification on this, I humbly suggest a "Floyd quote-fest" for today.
Milton P. Oliver
Boy, I hope that worked......

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21419: "Everything is OK in Mayberry!"

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21420: "Is it debonaire?"

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21421: Good morn' all,
Happy birthday, Otis49'ish!
~Dež~, no I don't have AOL, & think there was some atmospheric HEXin' rays beamin' down on the pizza box (my CPU) & loosened some boards in the porch yesterday. Hasn't happened agin, though.
Hey ta'Rafe, Andelina, SpOOkyB(keep up the work, learin' the Mayberrians of tomorrow), Goob, BtB (the Carribbean? Reminds me of a tune I heard recently) & all.
Had fun at Sarah's MG, MCB, MPO, #3, (I'm missin' some folks, sorry), discussin' children's programming on the idiot(?) box, (my mama always called it that), kid's shows have improved since I was a lad! Look at me goin' on!
He don't say much at first, but....
Buzz Fluhart
Got a nickle says I didn't bold/unbold right...

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21422: MPO,
I've been around, waiting for you to respond to my msg.#19922.
A Floyd quote? Hows about,"She's a real sport, isn't she?"

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21423: "We're home!"

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21424: Yes MPO it IS Howard McNear's birthday today. It says so in the Andy Griffith Scrapbook! Floyd quote: "A posse! I've never been in a posse before, Barney! What'll I wear?"

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21425: >Font< HAPPY BIRTHDAY OTIS49 >FONT< Just something I tried. Hope I didn't mess up.
Miss Ellie

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21426: Didn't work, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANYWAY OTIS49. I might not be fancy, but I'm sincere!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21427:
FLOYD: "Did you know that the dingo dog is indigenous to Australia?"
ANDY: "What's a dingo dog?"
FLOYD: "I don't know. But it's indigenous to Australia."

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21428: HAPPY BIRTHDAY OTIS49
from Sp00ky Benson

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21429: 10110, I'm sorry. I SAW 19922 and should have responded to it. "Wretch! Miserable, deceitful WRETCH!"
Myra and I have a big year planned, for sure. We really hope it goes as planned.
Better phone him, Al.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21430: "He hit me. Hit me real hard!" Buzz, you're a hoot. Wonder what song that might be? Hey to Junior and ever'one else!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21431: "And now they're planning their upcoming nuptials!"
BtB, "asteroids"? You crack me up!!!
Otis49, Happy Birthday!!!
--Elinora ("Look at the sidewalk and see if it doesn't say 'Bobby Gribble HATES Emma Larch'...")

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21432: Happy Birthday, Otis49!
Here's a Floyd question in honor of his b-day. What was the name of Floyd's son?
Buzz Fluhart, what is featherbowling? That Ludington-Traverse area is beautiful. We did a little lighthouse tour last summer. Took that big ferry and drove down the west coast. Lotsa sites no artist could paint.
"If those hamburgers are ruined, I won't be responsible."

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21433: Floyd: Love just happens.
Andy: What do you know about love?
Floyd: What do I know ?!? What... about..lov...You can't cut hair for 30 years without learning SOMEthing!
This is fun. Who's birthday is next???
Andy: Floyd, you drug those folks in here for nothing.
Floyd: No I didn't. I charged them 2 bits a piece.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21434: Floyd's son is named Norman.
"That was the only ball my boy Norman missed all day" (not exact, maybe....)

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21435: Hello all. Fer BTB an' all us beach bums, Here 'tis: Kokomo by The Beach Boys. Here we go.
Hey ta':
Otis 49(Are ya' still 49)
An' everyone!
Prayers all.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21436: For Sally....
The northside die-hards stole the show
The Land of Wrigley is in my soul
Come on Cubbies let the good times roll
Roll all day long
Come on Cubbies let the good times roll
America's team so I've been told
Come on Cubbies let the good times roll
Roll all day long
Come on Cubbies playing in the sun
Don't stop until you've won
The bleacher bums are gonna have their fun
Roll all day long.

We now return you to your regular scheduled programming.....
Maude: A cop with an empty gun!
Floyd: He's only allowed one bullet.
Barney: Knock it off, Floyd.
Floyd: He's only allowed to put that bullet in the gun in case of an emergency.
Barney: Floyd, so help me......
Maude: Alright Slim, where's the bullet?
Floyd: It's in his left shirt pocket.
Barney: FLOYD!!!
Floyd: Well, THIS is an emergency.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21437: "We're home!!
Happy Birthday to Otis49!!!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21438: Good day all. Happy Birthday Otis49! Hope each & every one is having a Mayberry kind of day. Nice, realnice MaryGrace

"I'm goin' to Nashville"! (Floyd)

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21439: hey ta all~~~ havent had a chance to say anything on here in a while. hope everyone is doing well. prayers to everyone that needs them. please send one up for leon and myself. thanks much love charlotte

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21440: hey ande~~ sent ya an email. hope ya got it. charlotte

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21441: Mighty big thanks to 21436. Hey, Widder Saunders, you joinin' in the fun? If I remember right, you had this affliction, too.
"You're funny. You're funny for a sheriff."

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21442: Cool sweep, Sheriff!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21443: "He wants to stay with us! For a week! With me and my boys!"

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21444: "You're a real prince of a fellow, that's what you are. A real prince."

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21445: Thanks for the Sweep!
And happy Birthday Otis - I hope you get a stainless steel wrist watch with a great big "5" on it. Charlene

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21446: Heres a Floyd Quote:
"I like this picture the best,Barney. It look slike you're sniffing out crime"

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21447: "Hey Andy, don't take any wooden nickles!"

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21448: "And I've got the magazines to swing it!"

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21449: "It's a story that just makes me wanna blush."

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21450: Hey to Charlotte! What's up?

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21451: "Oh, yeah, we're close. Just last week I was walkin' him home and he fell down a well. I got him up though!."

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21452: "Don't look at him...he'll know we're talkin' about him. What's he doing now." (Barn)
"I don't know. You told me not to look at him." (Floyd)

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21453: "I always enjoy cutting Barney's hair. His ears kind of wing out and give you room to work."

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21454: "Nothing wrong with a little ambition..." or is it "What's wrong... Somethin'like that!
Hey 'ta Sally, (Msg. 432) Featherbowling, (National pastime of Belgium, I heard) is a game ya can only play at the Cadieux Cafe, & it's not really in Greektown, but old east side, DEE-troit. (sorry 'bout the confusion, Leon)It's a little like curling on a hard packed dirt alley. There's a pigeon feather at each end...Sorry!
Ludington's a favorite of mine.
Returning to Mayberry, Buzz

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21455: Sorry for ramblin' on, that is. B

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21456: Anybody out there?

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21457: nope

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21458: We had the baldest cats in the county.
~the trembler~

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21459: "But I only did one sideburn!" (Floyd)
"That's OK Floyd, you can do three next time." (Andy)

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21460: "And it'd fit too!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21461: Happy Birthday, Otis49

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21462: "Hey Andy, I hear you're letting that Peterson kin yank out Opie's tonsils".

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21463: That should be kid. There I went and ruined a perfectly good quote!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21464: HAPPY BIRTHDAY OTIS!! I don't know if you're still Otis49 now, so I'll just call you Otis this time. I hope your birthday was a wonderful day for you. I slept 11 hours last night so I think I've caught up on my sleep. What great Floyd quotes today! Here's a good quote from the Mayberry Sun - "Betty Parker lets Bobby Wilson carry her books, but does he know that she writes sugar notes to Hector Styles?" Otis, reckon Betty Parker is another long lost cousin? --Emma

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21465: "A gun??? I don't have a gun But Melba's got a heavy walking stick she uses to prop open the cellar door when she's bringing up the preserves!"

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21466: Mayberry folks

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21467: yeeeees?

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21468: Hey to the Porch! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OTIS49/50!!! All the "Floyd" quotes today are great! I like the one, "Tempus Edax Rarum. Time heals everything. You know who said that? My Latin teacher in Barber College."

*Rafe Hollister

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21469: Happy Birthday Otis49!! I hope it is a great one for you!
- Opie "I heard it! It sounded like a sneeze."

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21470: "I'm not one to pry."

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21471:
Barney: Next time I want a haircut, I'm gonna stick my head in a pencil sharpener.
Floyd: Sure, and it'll fit, too.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21472: Happy Birthday Otis49!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21473: Happy Birthday to Otis49. Hope it was a bobbydazzler.
Anyone do Floyd's song yet?
"Hail to thee, Miss Mayberry
Hail to thee all hail.
Your lovliness and majesty
Brings joy to every male.
All hail all hail, all hail all hail,
All hail all hail...
(did he ever finish that tune?)
Bobby the Beast.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21474: Hey to the Porch,
Happy Birthday to Otis49
Emma and I are a great time with Barney (David Browning) Monday night in Richmond
He's absolutely fantastic. He had the crowd eating out of his hand. It was great watching
him write people him, he told everyone that Emma and I were the "fun girls from Mount Pilot"
Hope everyone is having a good week.
Crowd me Bernie, I just love to be crowded ( I think that was said at one point that night)
your healthy girl,

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21475: Boy what a mouthful, didn't mean to make it difficult
are means had
him means up

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21476: ...It was great watching up write people up...

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21477: Just messin' with ya, Flora. hehehe...


January 27, 1999 - Msg 21478: Happy Birthday Otis49. Today is my birthday also. I turned 22. Well I hope you have a happy birthday like I did. Talk to yall later.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21479:
It's cool. No harm done. Talk at you soon! Take care!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21480: Annabelle? Did Mr. Schwump get you some nice canning jars?

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21481: Is this the place where Andelina from California comes?

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21482: Hey Arnold! Andelina's a great lady and a friend to everyone here!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21483: Well I've been waiting at the Conference room for over an hour waiting to surprise her. I used to work with her. She told me these two addresses (I am new to the internet and and Andy Griffith fan too) and I came to surprise her for her birthday. I have to leave. Will you tell her Michael was here and said Happy Birthday?

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21484: Hey to the Porchters! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OTIS49, my bud! hope its a swell one!
Rafe, Ande, Des and Ellie - I enjoyed your discussion on the meat/animal subject...very interesting indeed. Since its uncomfortable for folks to discuss, I won't open it back up, but I wanted to say that I just enjoyed your thought provoking comments. Well done! Shows how folks can discuss an issue and agree to disagree without any negative comments.
Bobby The Beast Nice to see you back bud! Bet you didn't get any good Mulberry squeezins in the carribbean huh? Nope, didn't think so...and they call it 'paradise', hah!
A big ol' hey to Annabelle! And someone took my favorite Floyd quote (about the magazines)...but how's about: I'm going to Nashville!...or my second favorite Maude, Al, if those hamburgers burn, I won't be responsible!
U all have a nice'un!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21485: We got more birthdays? Happy Birthday to Annabelle! And if I'm reading right Happy Birthday to Andelina too!
Have a piece of cake for me!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21486: It's Annabelle and Andelina's birthday too? Well a hearty Happy Birthday to two ladies who are first in our hearts, first on our minds, and first in my book of alphabetical listing of names.
Hey, Idelle. No mullberry squeezin's in the Caribbean. But they had this stuff we called spring water, because it was clear and looked just like water in one of those plastic water bottles. But it was really coconut rum and man it was goooooood!
Bobby the Beast.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21487: Hey to the porch,
Happy Birthday to Annabelle and Andelina. Nice talking to you tonight Miss Ellie, the chocolate ice cream was delicious. Hey to Clo don't be shy, just jump right in and post to the porch. I know you're out there a watching.
Nice meeting you also Bass. A big hello to Idelle. Hey Briscoe, play some music for my wife who is getting ready to take her first airy o plane trip. She a little on the scared side and need something to calm the nerves.
Sp00ky Benson
Come by the gas station and sit a spell. Talk is cheap. Just like the mechanic.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21488: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANDELINA! I'm sorry I missed it till Michael mentioned it up there!

And Annabelle, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, TOO! WOW! THREE Porch birthdays, and a TAGS cast birthday on the same day! There's only one word for it: BIG!


January 27, 1999 - Msg 21489: Ande, is it really your birthday??? Well, I declare! If it is, then Happy Birthday, girlfriend! You're the cat's!!!
Happy Birthday to Annabelle, too! 22.... my oh my oh my oh my. Who'da thought it? (heck, I can't even remember it........)

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21490: Yep, ~Dež~, I made the official verification by consulting my records after Michael piqued my interest up there, and today is INDEED our Andelina's birthday! What's more, her age is no longer a punch line to an Ernest T. Bass routine! LOL!

I hope you had a great day today, Ande, and that the coming year's worst day is no worse than last year's best day! You're the CAT'S, bud!


January 27, 1999 - Msg 21491: You're right as rain, Rafe - it's BIG!!!
Just went to Sarah's, but I was alone. Allll alone......... it was sad's what it was.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21492: ~Dež~, now don't tell me any more, or I'll be standin' here up to my ankles in a puddle of tears. ;-)


January 27, 1999 - Msg 21493: Somethin' came up unexpected-like & had to scoot from Sarah's in a flash.
Bithday wishes to Ande & Annabelle!
Missed out on MCB & Idelle & Arnold & Bass & everythin'! Mercy!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21494: Happy Birthday also to Andelina and Annabelle! Hope your day was great.
Enjoyed chatting tonight. It's bedtime now. Got Hubby and most of the cats tucked in.
The moon is almost full Emma. Good luck to all.

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21495: Well, I'll be dogged. I go to wrok, come home and find out about 2 more birthdays!
Happy Birthday, Annabelle
I hope Mr. Schwump took you someplace nice, with checkered table cloths and ever'thang. (wow, 22? I got socks older than that.....)
And Andelina I hope you had a wonderful, beautiful, and happy day!

January 27, 1999 - Msg 21496: Hi porch, I love the song Briscoe Darling Jr. Kokomo..... brings back memories..... and I am not shy spOOky Benson!!! To those with birthdays, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Otis49 were you born in 1949 or WERE you 49?

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21497: Good mornin to the porch! Doggone it, I didn't make it back last night to see that I missed two important HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO ANDELINA AND ANNABELLE!! I'm a day late but not one bit less sincere on account of it. I hope all you birthday people had a special day yesterday...EXTRA special I oughta say. Every day is special...birthdays are EXTRA special. I saw that moon last night, Ellie. It was a sight! --Emma

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21498: You're extry-special, too, Miss Emma.

*Your Secret Admirer

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21499: Hey to the porch!

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21500: A special belated thanks to all of you fine people who sent me those special birthday wishes-Andelina(I'm going to stay Otis49-It worked so well for me last year),MPO(your message worked real fine), Sppoky Benson(from Otis the Red), Buzz Fluhart, Miss Ellie, Elinora, Sally, Briscoe,Jr.(Still 49 even thoug I'm 50),Des, Nice,real MaryGrace,Charlene(got a new mouse for my birthday), jennie, Cousin Emma(us, Parkers,pop up everywheres), Rafe, Opie, Bobby the Beast, Flora, Idelle, Clo, and anyone I happen to miss! Hated that I didn't make it online yesterday-missed it. You folks are like a tonic that really makes me feel better and peps me up.
A special big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to two fine ladies-Andelina and Annabelle. I feel honored to be in such good company on my birthday(and floyd,too-you right-It's BIG!).
Thoughts and prayers to Charlotte and Leon. Hope you folks are doing O.K.
Please keep Dad in your Prayers and thought-he really isn't doing well-but I'm trying to be realistic about what we can expect.
Well, I'm heading up to the hospital for awhile. Will check back later. Thanks again for all you well-wishes-I really needed that. All you good people have a fine day.
Your Older Buddy-Otis49

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21501: luv2all? You out there anywhere? Check in!

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21502: See, I don't think you're getting the overall picture. Otis49 was borned in '49, and he just turned 50, but he likes the name Otis49. It's just a simple matter of mathematics. Math's my subject!

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21503: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"
sorry I haven't visited in the last few days..."Rush, rush, rush"
"Well, we were late in getting federal aid."(Andy and paving around the gas works)

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21504: Continued prayers for your Daddy, Otis49.

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21505: Wow, I missed three big Birthdays! Shame on me, shame on me. A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OTIS49, ANDELINA AND ANNABELLE. My computer hasn't wanted to cooperate with me here at night. I miss chatting at Sarah's.

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21506: hey to '450. things going ok. can only get on here when im at work and now am leaving again. thanks for asking.
hey to ande HAPPY BIRTHDAY sorry we missed it.
love charlotte and i know i better at leon or he'll get mad at me so this is from him also.

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21507: boy this is to early for me. cant even spell. could blame it on leons keyboard but dont know if thats fair or not. that was supposed to read i better ADD leon sorry

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21508: Reboot, jjj, worked for me. Wish I'da thunk it earlier. Hey to Miss Charlotte and Leon! :-)

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21509: Ande, Annabelle, I hope your birthdays were as special as the two of you are, with many, many more to come!
Hey Porch family!
jennie boone

January 28, 1999 - Msg 21510: Mornin' dears. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAYS TO ANDELINA & ANNABELLE! Hope you all had a great time on your BD. HEY to all my porch buds. Have a great Mayberry day everyone. Nice, realnice MaryGrace