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?

February 7, 1999 - Msg 1: Excuse me, is this rocker taken?

February 7, 1999 - Msg 2: Porch should be fixed now, folks.

--Sheriff Frank

February 7, 1999 - Msg 3: Thank you Sheriff, THANK YOU!!

February 7, 1999 - Msg 4: Howdy to the porch! I've not been by for awhile and sure have missed everybody. I just got home this evenin' from a weekend at one of those mountain cabins that I love..the ones with the hot tub on the porch. It sure was nice and relaxing. We almost had us a good storm up there in the mountains but the wind blew it to somewheres else. We had some good wind but a little thunder and lightning would have been nice too. Thanks for the get well wishes..I think I had the flu last week. And thanks for wishing Seven a happy birthday..we celebrated at the cabin. He sure is a lot of fun to be around. He's a NUT! Wonder what causes that? --Emma

February 7, 1999 - Msg 5: Aaaaaaahhhhh!!! Things is right now! Aaaaaahhhh!
Ooh, we started from #1 again!

February 7, 1999 - Msg 6: Thank you Sheriff Frank. You have restored normalcy to our world. Hi everyone!!!! How are ya?? Whatcha been up to? How ya been doin'? Hi Emma! Come on over everyone, we got our beloved Porch back!

February 7, 1999 - Msg 7: Know what I think was wrong with this place? I think it needed plugs, points, bearings, valves, rings, fuel pump, starter switch, ignition wires, water pump, oil pump, clutch, clutch bearings, clutch plate, brake lining, brake shoes, radiator hose coupling. Ain't we lucky our Sheriff is also a mechanic?

February 7, 1999 - Msg 8: Hey to the Porch!!! Ande, you are a hoot!!!I always enjoy your postings.
It is so good to have the porch back.Hope everyone is having a Mayberry kind of day!!!NumberThree

February 7, 1999 - Msg 9: you left out radiator hose...Hey, guess what, porch family...I went to Mt Airy Yesterday and had me a good ol pork chop sandwich at the bar at Snappy Lunch...It was close to being a religious experience! Thought you'd like to know...
Hope I wasnt too pushy...


February 7, 1999 - Msg 10: Oops, please insert "radiator hose" between "brake shoes" and "radiator hose coupling"! Thank you very much.
Thanks Burt. Glad you had a good time in MANC.
Thaks NumberThree! You're good yourownself!

February 7, 1999 - Msg 11: Hey, Ande and Burt, I think it could stand a good warshin', too!
I guess the Porch had malfunctioned or something? Anyway, thanks to Sheriff Frank!

February 7, 1999 - Msg 12: The porch is working again and all is right with the world. "Hey" to Emma, Andelina, NumberThree, Burt, Gomer and most ESPECIALLY to Sheriff Frank!!!!!!!
Milton P. Oliver
We got our charter from TAGSRWC yesterday, hoo-RAY!

February 7, 1999 - Msg 13: WOW! The Porch is back! I sure missed all my buds! Thanks so much to Sheriff Frank for fixin' her up again! You're a Prince, a REAL Prince!

Hey to Emma, Andelina, NumberThree, Burt, gomer, MPO and most ESPECIALLY to Sheriff Frank!

*Rafe Hollister

February 7, 1999 - Msg 14: aint ya gonna ask me if I had a pain?

February 7, 1999 - Msg 15: Hey to the Porchters! Looks like I missed a whole lot and somewhere along the way 6 Feb disappeared on the archives...thanx to Sheriff Frank, my hero! Hey Emma, did you have on your toe ring in the cabin hot tub? 'was just wondering :). I'm proud to be right after my bud RAFE on the new posts and I'm number 14 to boot! Whew hoo! Fourteen was a good year for me, met who would have been my first husband when I was 14, course he got run over by a team of hogs, so it didn't quite work out...Ashamed too, he was real healthy.
Ande LOL on Msg 7, you are fabulous dahling! Hey to my bud Jackson too, where ya been? Had a scream of a time at Sarahs on Friday night with Ollie, **BARN, MPO, NumberThree, CharDar, Rafe, Ande and also met some new friends too! Prayers for Gomer and family and hey to Mr Schwump and Annabelle, EmmettNMartha, BTB, OTIS49, Spooky, JennieBoone, The Fun Girls, Opie and all the porchters!. BDJ Hows about some Hendrix for us tonight?
Have a great week y'all!

February 7, 1999 - Msg 16: Well, okay, so I was fifteen instead...that was a good year too! Met who would have been my second husband that year, but he got taken away by the federal reveneuers for moonshining...think them Morrison's had anything to do with it?

February 7, 1999 - Msg 17: Whew! We're back in action. See what happens when you let Newton Monroe paint yer porch, Sheriff?

February 7, 1999 - Msg 18:

February 7, 1999 - Msg 19: opps, thats my friend. Sorry

February 7, 1999 - Msg 20: Hey to everyone. I hope yall had a great weekend. Well I just thought that I would stop in and say hi. Well I'll chat with yall later.

February 7, 1999 - Msg 21: "Therapy is expensive, popping bubble wrap is cheap! You choose." Someone just wrote that to me in a letter, so I thought I'd share it with you folks.
(Thanks Idelle! So R U) :o)

February 7, 1999 - Msg 22: Hey Porch friends---glad to see we're up and running again! Thanks Sherrif! Hey ta Idelle (you are a HOOT, girl!), Andelina, Annabelle, gomer, Numberthree, Burt, and Rafe (it was fun chattin with ya last night, bud!) Hmmm--22---I think that was a good year if I can remember back that far!
=^..^= Helen

February 7, 1999 - Msg 23: Oops--and hey ta Emma--glad you're feelin better--that mountain cabin sounds wonderful!

February 7, 1999 - Msg 24: Hello to everyone on the porch. Hi number three. SpOOky here I am. Briscoe your music is sounding better than ever. Have a wonderful day.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 25: Hey to the porch,
Welcome back Frankie Flint glad to see you back at the porch. Thanks Sheriff Frank for fixin the porch. Musta crawled under the porch with all them spiders and propped it up right. Hey, wasn't Sarah's a buzzing last night. Standing room only. There was Andelina, Rafe, Number 3, MPO, MCB, Emmett (who I meet for the first time)Randy, Burt, Shermie (who was a female, were are faces red) and a host of other guest.
What a great time in Mayberry last night. Don't you just Love this place? Hey to Emma. Hey to Idelle, and hey to Annabelle.
Sp00ky Benson
Hey Sheriff Frank, come by the gas station and I sup up you sheriff's car. I'll make it go fast, real fast.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 26: Sorry =^..^= Helen I didn't say hey to you. So hey. Any hey to you and yours Gomer.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 27: Thanks Sherrif Frank, you're a prince, a real prince. Miss Ellie
Hey to all my buds. Missed you.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 28: Wonder who got to be poster numero uno? Fess up!

February 8, 1999 - Msg 29: Bet it was Frank, testing it out. Cuz he was #2.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 30: .
Oh, what a beautiful morning
Oh, what a beautiful day!
We've got our Porch up and running,
Everything's going my way!
Morning everyone! We are back in bidness! Hope you all have a wonderful, glorious day!
(PS: Idelle~~the Porch was broken all day 2/6 and part of 2/7, so there won't be any archives for it)

February 8, 1999 - Msg 31: Good morning! I see we're ba-ackk....... cool. Ande, that big bubble wrap's the best. I like to step on it. Sounds like farworks. Scares the cat but gooooood.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 32: Lordy, it's good to be back on the porchwith you fine folks-think I was going into"PORCH WITHDRAWAL"-it was ter-r-r-r-rible. First< I felt kinda shaking and I kept posting even though I knew it wouldn't do no good(by the way you folks missed some very witty and thought-provoking posts that I sent into the neverworld of the internet). Just take my word for it! It was horrible but I'm better now!
Just good being back with you folkshave a great day! I'm off to bed. I'm on a nine night stretch abd I need alittle snooze to become human again-well, as close as I can come to human, anyway!
Your Old Buddy-Otis49(*.*)-ZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

February 8, 1999 - Msg 33: Me too Otis49! I was never so brilliant and witty as just before I hit "post" and got that stinking "Sorry" message. I just don't think I can match such brilliance again. Ah well.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 34: Oh, poll time. Porchsters! How many time did you try to post over the weekend when you knew it wouldn't take? (Me, about 10)

February 8, 1999 - Msg 35: Eight or nine times here.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 36: Hello all! Glad ta' see a th' porch workin' agin. Hey Ande, I'm a leavin' tomarrie ta. visit my Brother & Sister fer 2 weeks. Will ya' jug fer me a please? Thanks hon. Hey Idelle, I'll be glad ta': Fire by Jimmy Hendrix. Here we go.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
Hey ta':
An' everyone!
Prayers all.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 37: Good morning to the Porch! Just got back from a Dr appointment with my two youngest. They's a pitcher of health, and growin' like weeds, says the Doc. And fer that I had ta give him $5.00!

Emma, it shore is good to see you back. I'm glad you had a fine time up in that cabin with a hot tub on the Porch (you think we could get Sheriff Frank to put one in here?). I missed you, bud.

It's good to see my bud Idelle in such good form up there right after my last post. You're the CAT'S, Idelle!

Good to see you again, Annabelle. You and Schwumpster need to drop by more often, 'cause you're our kind'a folks.

=^..^= Helen, I had a good time chattin' with you the other night, too. You're sweeter'n sourwood honey! I think you got that new Sarah's down pat! You should'a come by last night. Oh, we had a good time! (pharmacist!) I ain't checked my email. You re-send that pitcher yet? I'm a-waitin' fer it!

Well, FRANKIE FLINT!!! You are a sight for these old eyes, girl! Welcome back, and please come back as often as you can!

Hey to Miss Ellie! How come you's so quiet lately? One'a them cats got yer tongue? ;-)

Ever'body have a GREAT day! Hey to Sp00ky Benson, Andelina (thanks fer the song, bud!), ~Dež~, our old buddy Otis49, and Briscoe Darling Jr! I'll see ya.

*Rafe Hollister

February 8, 1999 - Msg 38: Hello Folks! Sorry I haven't got the time to catch up on the archives. But just in case you don't know about this yet, Andy Griffith will be featured on the A&E cable network show "Biography" on February 19 with a repeat on February 20. Click here for more info:
Take care everyone.
Poor Horatio

February 8, 1999 - Msg 39: Poor Horatio!!! How are you, bud! This place just ain't the same without you! We need you and your encyclopedic knowledge!

February 8, 1999 - Msg 40: Additonal to my last posting (Msg 38):
Here is even more information about that Biorgraphy show on Andy Griffith:
But before you set you VCR's, please verify the air time. I'm not sure if they're listing it as eastern standard time or not.
To unsigned Msg 39, and to others who may have asked in the archives, thanks for your interest. I'm hanging in there. I've been quite busy with work and other interests. I still enjoy checking out the internet now and then. And when I find something that I can contribute to the Front Porch, I stop by for a visit. But as I stated before, I'm no longer a regular visitor anymore.
Gosh, I just noticed the counter. It's been reset! Did the Front Porch have another crash again? I guess I'll have to read the archives to find out.
Poor Horatio

February 8, 1999 - Msg 41: Mornin', porchsters!
Mornin', porchsters!
Mornin', porchsters!
--THERE! That just about catches up for those days it wouldn't post! I think SOME of y'all had worse withdrawals than I did, judging by how many times some folks have posted the past 24-ish hours, haha.
It's meeellllllltinnnnnng here (using that Wiz of Oz voice)--woke up to 39 degrees!!! UN-believable. Now how in the world will I take my young-un skiing up here over Spring Break? Maybe it'll be water-skiing!
Have a good one, everybody. Have a good trip, BDJr, wb Emma, and "hey" to everyone else!
--Elinora ("I didn't get my full 8 hours and when I don't get my full 8 hours, I'm grouchy, do you mind?!?")

February 8, 1999 - Msg 42: 'Mornin. Gonna go out and kill me some weasels. Ma is gonna make some stew. Y'all are invited to stop by fer vittles.
Ernest T.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 43: Yea, it's me again. I have been able to confirm that those times indicated in my previous BIOGRAPHY and MORE BIOGRAPHY links are Eastern Standard Times. If you go to this site: EVEN MORE BIOGRAPHY, you can create a listing for the shows in any of the four continental USA time zone standards.
Good luck.
Poor Horatio

February 8, 1999 - Msg 44: Thank you, Poor Horatio. You're a treasure!

February 8, 1999 - Msg 45: Hey to everyone,
I don't want to list names, I'm always for sure that I'll miss someone.

Congrats on your charter. I might have missed it somewhere, but what's the name?

I just received my very own complete set of Series 1 Trading Cards in the mail 'bout 3 days ago. I bought Series 3 at MD 98, ordered Series 2 from the Bullett, and 'bout a week ago seen where Weaver's had 30 of them, so I picked me up one. I haven't been this happy since I was standin' in the stag line and seen 'em refill the punch bowl.

Mr. Schwump

February 8, 1999 - Msg 46: I'd be glad to Briscoe, but I don't know how the others feel about that. They've gotten used to that real live sound of yours. Lemme try to do one, and then find some midi files. I think I have a couple that Leon put on my page for me...BBL.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 47: Great to see you, Poor Horatio; hope you're doing well. I saw where that bio of Andy was gonna air. It's different than that other one, ain't it? That other one was on TNN I think. Wasn't it? Hope this is a new one.
I made 2 attempts to post while the Porch was down, but I downloaded it 5 or 6 times. When I saw that same post, the funny one about the rack of ribs (still lol!) I knew the Porch was still down.
Rafe, you makin' a joke that I'm too dense to "get"? How in the world did you get two kids checked out for $5.00???? (I'm gonna feel silly if that was a TAGS reference or somethin')
Hope everyone's having a great day.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 48: Oh, and cool song, Junior!

February 8, 1999 - Msg 49: Hey ~Des~, Yer welcome hon. Hey Ande, You'll do fine. Ask ~Des~ or Rafe if you have any problems. Or you can ask nearly anyone here. They's all ept! Time fer: Flordays by Jimmy Buffett. Fins up! Here we go.
Briscoe Darling Jr.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 50: Hey Ande, Check yer mail hon.
Briscoe Darling Jr.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 51: Well my friends, Time ta' load up th' truck. "Everyone on the truck." I'll check in when I can. I got a time fer one last song: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor. Be a nice ta' Ande an' play a nice. Here we go.
Love ya,
Briscoe Darling Jr. :-)

February 8, 1999 - Msg 52: hidee!!!
well, i just found out that i'm having a son. ain't that something? i don't know what this says about me but here's the list of folks i've told so far: 1) my pa and step-mom 2) my granny 3) the front porch. and the DR said everything fine and the kid's real healthy. verleen made them give her 7 pictures of the kid. hehehe. well, i guess i'd better go tell my MOTHER......hahaha. she's in myrtle beach rite now is why i havn't told her yet. my granny's looking for the number for me. i ain't THAT bad. i'm ALL kinds of excited.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 53: Ollie!!! Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations! A leetle beeby boy! Hot dog! Give Verleen a hug and ask her to hug you for me! Good news!

February 8, 1999 - Msg 54: Hey Rafe....MEOW! Yep, cats had my tongue. Hi Frankie Flint, welcome back. Congratulations Ollie on knowing it is a boy. Now what you gonna name it?
I tried to post about 4 times when I didn't think, knew it wouldn't, just had to try blues!
Miss Ellie Sam to Andy "You wanna hold little Andy?"

February 8, 1999 - Msg 55: Congratulations, ollie!! A little boy - ain't that somethin'? Any thoughts for names yet??? Want us to hep ya? How's about "Goober"? I always liked that'n.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 56: Goober Oliver Gossage. It's got kind of a bounce to it, don't it?

February 8, 1999 - Msg 57: Ernest T. is a good name fer a baby boy. Worked fer me. (Kin you thinks of a better role model??)

February 8, 1999 - Msg 58: thank ye thank ye!
well, verleen's already got him named. after her grandpas. Robert Charles Adkins (that's my last name). RCA. hmm. don't look at me. i wanted to name him Igor. hehe. you're a fine role model ernest t. wanna volenteer for baby sittin'????? i think i'll call him Bobby tho. or chuck. (the bigger they are the nicer they are). but not bob chuck. sounds like some kinda rodent.

February 8, 1999 - Msg 59: Hey all,
Thanks, Frank!
Congrats, ta Ollie!
I saw a movie on called Gus(?) with Don Knotts & Ed Asner on TV last night. Cain't say's I've ever heard of it b'fore, & didnt'git 'ta watch it neither!
'preciate the info,Poor Horatio, I'm gonna catch that'n.
Good to see ever'one swingin' on the Porch again.
Buzz Fluhart

February 8, 1999 - Msg 60: Fact of the Day: The word "news" comes from: North, East, West and South.
Nswe would not have worked. Neither would Wnse. Swen would have, but then our news would have come to us in Swedish, and no one would have understood it.
That will be all for today. Thank you for being such attentive pupils. >--->>**Info R Us**<<---<

February 8, 1999 - Msg 61: Fact of the Day: The word "news" comes from: "North, East, West and South".
Nswe would not have worked. Neither would wnse. Swen would have worked, but then our news would have come to us in Swedish, and no one would have understood it.
That will be all for today. Thank you for being such attentive pupils. >--->>**Info R Us**<<---<

February 8, 1999 - Msg 62: In our next lesson we shall learn the origin of the word: "Cabbage". >--->>**Info R Us**<<---<

February 8, 1999 - Msg 63: "You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing." @@@~~~~ We-B-Wisdom« ~~~~@@@