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 29, 2000 - Msg 19026: Leon, check this out.
sorry, but it looks like a fake.

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19027: Thanks for all the Happy Anniversary wishes. Thirteen years yesterday!!! We had a good 'snails and brains' or a violinist but it was great. Hope everybody has a great "Mayberry kinda Day".
Emmett & Martha

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19028: Good Morning Front Porch!!Just passing by.BRIAN

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19029: To my friends on the porch (especially Leon), check out HOAXES and look under Katie Relek. You also might want to run some anti-virus software. Viruses are often hidden in attachments to files like these.

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19030: Went and played golf this weekend. I had a n 84, the other three that I played with were in the 90's. Maybe if i keep playing with them and taking lessons from them I can be in the 90's. The weather is great here in East Tennessee and I sure do hate it. As the Darlings would say, "If March comes in like a lamb she'll go out like a lion." I saure do wish it would turn cold and rainy or snowy for a couple of days so we could go ahead and get winter out of here. I got plans, big plans, for this spring. Oh big aint the word for it.
The Rock

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19031: High two everybody on the porch. Is their anybody hear from you no wear.
I have never been they're myself. The crocuses our up, spring must be on the weigh.It is sew hard too beleave that The Andy Griffith Show is fourty years old-it seams sew new and refreshing.

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19032: Hahahaha, it makes my head hurt but it IS a funny post!

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19033: Isn't the English language amazing? Threw, through, though, thought, rough, dough.To, too, two. There, their, they're.

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19034: Siege, beige

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19035: break, brake.

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19036: Sing. Snig.

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19037: Louse, lice
mouse, mice
house, hice?

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19038: Hi, all! ~LL, what a pretty name, Krysta Elizabeth. At first I thought "that's not a TAGS name", then I realized - it is now!!
The English language must be the most frustrating language in the world to learn, for someone coming from a language like Spanish, which is totally phonetic and almost devoid of multiple definitions. How many ways can you think of to pronounce "ough". #19033 touched on some of them, but there are others. And how about this: "We'll eat our dessert in the desert, unless we desert first." There are many more ridiculous things like that in English, such as our wacky plurals. You know - one goose, two geese. One house, two houses. One moose, two moose. Why not two mooses or two meese? One mouse, two mice. One house, two houses, why not two hice? Oh, this is endless! It can give you a brain sprain. --Romeena
"Barney! Olive's a widow with four kids. I expect she can use it!" - Andy
"You're right, Ange. Let's just let her keep it." - Barney

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19039:
Those are pretty funny. I never knew so many people could not spell
until I began entertaining myself on the Internet. You do know that
the English language is one of the most difficult languages to
learn. I pride myself on my spelling but I too found out that I was
making mistakes that I had been making for years. Being on the Internet
has improved my skills. I get very impatient with those who can not
spell or don't even try to learn how to do it correctly. I can't do a
lot of things that others can with their eyes closed. So, I am trying
to learn to be tolerant. I call it the homonym terminal illness and
there are many with it. So let's all be patient like Andy would.

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19040: Well, hello, #19037, didn't see you there, sorry for the repeat.--Romeena

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19041: Romeena, do some more......

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19042: 19039, you're so right. Poor written language skills are epidemic in this country, and I don't know why. One of my daughters is an English teacher, and a self-admitted poor speller. She keeps a dictionary on her desk, uses her spell-checker when she writes on the computer, and still mistakes get through. She's pretty ingenious, though. She tells her classes that she will occasionally put in a misspelled word, on the board, in a handout, whatever. The first student to spot it and tell her will get an extra point added to a test grade. Thus, she avoids embarrassment, and makes the kids spelling-conscious at the same time. This is the same teacher/daughter who uses Andy's Shakespearean tales to introduce her classes to the works of the bard. They never find Shakespeare boring after that.--Romeena

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19043: 19039, I know what you mean. Spelling has always come easy for me, probably because I read a lot, and am also a very visual learner, so when I read a written word, the spelling just imprints itself in my mind. I can spell words that I can't imagine where, why or how I learned them. I've also been accused of being rather, shall we say, verbose? However, a math problem can send me into a tailspin. If it you can call it arithmetic, I can probably do it. If it deserves the designation of "mathematics", then I'll crash and burn. I have a friend who can barely spell his own name, but is a computer whiz and can do very complicated math problems in his head. Go figure! (No pun intended.)
I guess it just goes to prove that we all have our niche in life. What would Mayberry have done without Gomer? Remember the traffic jam at Andy's when Wally fired Gomer? I think of the young, mentally-retarded man who so capably handles a lot of the environmental-service work at our hospital. He can barely write his name, and I'm quite sure he can't spell or punctuate properly, but he knows his job and does it well. Pushing a trash cart may not look too important, but if he wasn't there for a week, we'd be up to our misplaced apostrophes in trash. We all have different abilities, thank the Lord, and as the Bible points out, where would one member of the body be without the other? It's just one glorious mixture of talents, abilities, skills and interests, and when each part does its best, it works beautifully! Now that's not to say that we shouldn't try to improve ourselves. I'm not proud of my poor math skills, and should try to improve, but I probably won't. So, you poor spellers out there, I'll forgive you if you'll forgive me, okay?--Romeena

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19044: Romeena? How's little Sugarplum?

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19045: Speaking of English, look at our numbers. Why isn't there a "W" in the number "one." Oh, they moved it to the number "two"....and it's not even used! Then there's the number "eight." Who knows where that spelling came from! No wonder Barney is always "mispronounciating" his words. Good knight everyone!
Ed Crumpacker.

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19046: Why isn't "W" called "double v"? And why do some people insist on making the phrase "a lot" one word, as in "alot"? That really knocks the rag off the bush.

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19047: Happy Leap Day Porch! FRANKIE FLINT

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19048: hey, y'all~~
gittin' double pleasure t'night, list'nin' ta mah voice recognition thang read th' past month's Porch ta me while (soundin' a whole lot like Max Headroom)readin' more recent posts... th' luxury of havin' one machine on dial-up an' another right b'side it on cable, it's a sight ta behold.
"Welcome Home" ta so many new Porchsters I cain't name 'em all, but "Welcome Home, glad ta have y'all here" all just th' same. **hugs**
I'm a fan but surely no expert on linguistics. used ta read William Safire's column, "On Language," back home, but ain't seen it in th' local papers. his other articles are pretty right-wing, not always to my agreement, but always well spoke an' well worth readin' an intelligent opposin' view. th' letter "W" was once knowed as "double-V." I seem ta remember from grade school thet it was also a vowel, when silent ("A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes W and Y")-- ennyone els'te got thet memory?
Miss Charlotte an' Miss Krystal are home-- got a call jes' so's I could hear mah sweetums screamin' a blue streak but she quit hollerin', mebbe she was pleasantly distracted by th' newness of a phone stuck in her face. LOL, huh? can't wait ta arrange visitin' so's I kin have a crack at thet diaper-changin' gig.
read back at #18436 thet Howard's got hisseff a '66 Comet-- got me a '63, but it ain't run but a few days in th' five years I've had it. toted it wif me alla way from Californee an' cain't bear ta part wif it, even if it is a big-ol' doorstop/paperweight. got enny pics of yer Comet ta share, bud? I allus call out when th' various Comets ('60-'63) appear on TAGS, like t'night when Barn was runnin' ta th' Courthouse after seein' Mrs. Brendelmight withdraw $3600 smackers from th' bank ta run off wif thet feller an' almos' got runned over crossin' th' street.
called mah innernet cable company fer hep an' th' "hold" muzak is "Flow Softly Sweet Afton"-- what a hoot!
good ta see evidence of th' Sherrif's existance-- he's so quiet ya'd think he's related ta th' Count... love ya, Frank-- good luck in yer new business venture, hope you'll fill us in when ya git a a chance.
*Rafe, it's true thet Rich Plan done me wrong before but I need th' extry income an' this time I'm workin' directly for th' big cheese on mah own terms an' it's much better. I'd sure like ta hear from enny of ya's, ya kin call toll-free at 800-556-FOOD an' jes' ask fer Charlie (try an' make it sound like business, th' receptionist is a real queen bee). would especially like to hear from bruthers ~ollie, *Rafe, rickyb; afternoons are best, noon to four Kelsey's Woods Time.
thanks, Poor Horatio, fer thet Peanuts links. R.I.P. Charles Schultz.
**prayers** to all, requested as well as needed without request.
~~~love, Leon

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19049: sorry fer th' extry long post, sorry fer fallin' so far behind in mah visitin' here.
back ta Feb. 14; they's a feeble tutorial on fancy fontin' at th' Porch Chapter site here, I threw it together some time back an' bruther *Rafe hepped fix it up fer us.
"Might work"
"Might not"
"Don't be negative about it"
"Okay, it might work"
"Might not"

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19050: gollee, bruther Horatio, how'd we ever git along wifout ya?! lookin' at th' source of them color font tutorial posts makes me dizzy! **hug**
think I'd better head off ta th' ol' ironin' board, got a feelin' they's gonna make keep mah nose to th' possum hole at work t'morry. ~~LL

February 29, 2000 - Msg 19051: Hi All LL you think you may git some sleep what a new baby in the home you will not git morch at night. Miss Ellie think you for the lettle i git it today and i do like it to.
me frie baby tim is just doing fine for now the do said he wounld like to keep a eye on him for the time being. no i have not git a job i think i will stop looking for now.

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19052: Boy, I must say, trying to read the past post are almost college level spellig LOL. j/k . Just stopped by to say Hello to everyone, hope your day goes well. Just got me some Andy Gospel Albums...I must say, he's not a bad singer.
Anyone else care for his music??
Well, I'm outta here it's 5:00am and I aint been to bed yet LOL, (hubby's gonna kill me)

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19053: Morning all. Up early and thought I would say hello. I have to take my mother to Charlotte today for an MRI of her liver. It looks as though it may be serious but the doctor says wait until the results are back. We will find out Friday. Hope everyone has a good day. It's suppose to be 73 here today. pinkcloud

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19054: God Bless your Mamma's Liver pinkcloud!<~Mrs. Wiley

Mornin' Mayberry!

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19055: Hi, i'm planting a garden and need advice on different things to plant that are
green, bears a lots of vegetables, and does'nt take up a lot of space. can
anyone help? So far i have green beans and snap peas. what else??

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19056: "Happy Birthday" Ron Howard
Emmett & Martha

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19057: I miss you, Emmett.

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19058: How about tomatoes,there are many kinds and some have green tomatoes as
well as the pretty green leavesand sometimes they even have little
flowers as well!BRIAN

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19059: i am planting tomatoes for sure. Thank you Brian. What else can i grow that is green.

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19060: why green?

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19061: Hey everyone--I just installed one of these here new fangled computers for a feller, and wanted him to see how it works. It still does! I wonder what causes that?

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19062: hey to everybody up on the porch today, hows every little thing going, Well since the Porch got swept up Millie and I have been out beating the Bushes, Gettin' them votes lined up, We still need a good slogon, so lets keep them card and letter comming, remember its HOWARD & MILLIE, on the (M) ticket. Howard

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19063: green so we can eat it with meals. something healthy and green.

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19064: How about peas? Okra? Pole beans? Spinach? Broccoli?

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19065: leaf lettuce, cabbage, green peppers, kohlrabi, greenonions

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19066: try some pearly onions. They will twang your buds!
Always, Millie

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19067: thanks for all the congrats. Krysta is very precious to me and I thank God every day for her. love charlotte

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19068: 19064,19065, Thank you! Those are some good suggestions.

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19069: Hey to the porch,
Just stop by to say hey, so hey. Basketball season is now over for me and my 6th grade team. We finished 8-10. We are actually better than it looks. Beat so mighty big teams. I still proud of the them. Getting ready for track now. I'm now coaching middle school track. It will start up in about 3 weeks. Busy, Busy, Busy. The boys at the checkerboard took the day off. It has been so nice and warm out they all went fishing. So down at the diner the blue plate special is fish. You won't catch me eating there until they are back playing checkers.
Sp00ky Benson

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19070: de-bolded?

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19071: Prayers for your Mom Pinkcloud. Squash ain't green but a good vegetable.
Cucumbers. Hey SpOOky. Hi Miss Charlotte, I know you make a good Mom.
Everyone have a goodnight, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite.

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19072:

Hey to the porch,
It looks like I forgot to turn off the red. I thought I did. So I'm sorry. Red in the face. Sp00ky

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19073: SpOOky? It wasn't red on Netscrape 4.7. Just a bit bold.

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19074: On Netscape 4.0 it is just fine and dandy all the way around, Spooky, not to worry.

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19075: Hey to the porch. Hope everyone is having a good evening.

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19076: Happy Birthday Ron Howard!

March 1, 2000 - Msg 19077: Just checking in to say "hey" to the Porch. Best of luck to you and yours.

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19078: To Romeena, and 19043: What a wonderful message. I have read it twice and enjoyed it each time. I come under many of the fault catagories, spelling and math but who cares I'm 77 years old a nice family, a G/Grand Pa and enjoy golf three days a week. I didn't mean to get this about me, just hoping you will honor us again with the same, maybe a happy story from work. You add a lot to this messaage board.......Thanks
Turner(give 'em 40 they'll do 45)

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19079: I just found this site. Oh my gosh, it's just great. I'll be "jawin'" with you folks later. Meet'cha on the porch, brang some tea if ya have it... terra

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19080: Somebody misses me??? Who misses me? Hahahahaha

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19081: I miss you Emmett! How's Martha?

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19082: Welcome Terra, you must pick yourself out a TAGS name! Hey Gomer, Hey to Goober! Hey to Sp00ky and all the "boyz". Just an all-around Big 'ol HEY!

~Mrs. Wiley

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19083: Martha is great Jennie. How's Fred? Was that you that posted message 19057? That's why I said "Who misses me" hahahahah

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19084: No, Emmett, it wasn't Jennie that posted 19057. It was me.
How's the grouper? I'll still trade you a pot of chili for a grouper. Remember?

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19085: I like grouper. Grouper is good. So is chili. I'll take either.

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19086: Ya got time fer eatin', ya got time fer grouper.

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19087: Pot of chili for a grouper?? Is that you **Barn?

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19088: You better not make that chili on my mother's dresser! She brought that all the way from Ft. Lauderdale!

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19089: Well, it ain't **Barn....let's see, who could it be? AH! I know!! Send me an e-mail, chili person, I got somethin to tell ya. I'll keep the Grouper in the freezer for ya, too.


March 2, 2000 - Msg 19091: WOOD TOUNG AND GROOVE

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19092: Deffinetly Wood Toung and Groove!!Thats my final answer!!BRIAN

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19093: I vote for the wood toung (is that spelled right?) and groove. Just beware of handymen coming around and wanting to paint it. Remember the episode when Andy got stuck doing all the chores for the guy who was courtin' Aunt Bee?
Hi to all on the porch tonight. Msg 19091, I like your handiwork. (Is that you Spooky Benson?) Could you do one that says "Vote for Howard and Millie" ? That would just be great campaign advertisment. Howard and I are working so hard to bring the hometown values of Mayberry to everyone.
Hope everyone has a Mayberry kinda evening.
Always, Millie

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19094: Tongue. But you'll be sorry you ever attempted it unless you're one heck of a carpenter. Whichever you decide, the best of luck to you. It sounds like a wonderful project.

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19095: To all who wished everyone greetings, here's greetings back at you. That includes: Mrs Wiley, Terra, Gomer, MCB, Howard, **Barn, Melissa, Tom, Frankie Flint, Ed Crumpacker and Romeena.
To Millie 19093, Sp00ky Benson is quite talented with HTML. But allow me to submit for your approval, my version of a campaign marquee.VOTE   FOR   HOWARD   &   MILLIE

March 2, 2000 - Msg 19096: Oops, I forgot two important messages. To pinkcloud 19053, my prayers for your dear mother are on their way.
And to Leon and Charlotte, congratulations on your new baby.

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19097: Poor Horatio, you're a great guy.

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19098: Oops again! I just realized that only people using Internet Explorer will see that in my 19095 post, the VOTE FOR HOWARD & MILLIE text is moving left to right to left continuously, back and forth. People with Netscape browsers will not see any moving text. So here is a version that will work in both Netscape and Internet Explorer. However, it's limited to scrolling in only one direction.

And thanks unsigned 19097.

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19099: AARGH! Let's try this one more time.


March 3, 2000 - Msg 19100: That is strange. Prior to posting, I tested both messages using Netscape and Internet Explorer and the marquee worked in both. But when I attempt to post the Javascript, it disappears. Since I'm combining Javascript with HTML, could it be that maybe Frank filters out the Javascript within a post? I give up for now. I'm going back to bed.

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19101: Looks like the work of the Count.

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19102:

If this works, I'll be surprised. ~Mrs. Wiley

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19103: My Kung-Fu Rules!!!!

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19104: Thanks a picture no artist could paint, Mrs. Wiley. Don't underestimate your talents!

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19105: Thanks for all the kind words about my mother. We have to take her to Duke hospital next week. She has a blockage in the duct of her liver and they are very uncertain about the cause of it here. I have missed watching TAGS this week but it feels good to come in here and read all the posts and you feel like your right there in that sleepy little town of Mayberry. Hope everyone has a great week end! pinkcloud

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19106: Good morin' to everybody up on the porch today, Millie and i thank each of you for the banners and the support that we will get from our home town, we will do our very best to promote the values for our fine city to the world, with support of fellow Mayberryites we will make to the highest office in the land, remember vote soon and vote often, for the (M) ticket, thanks, Howard

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19107: Hello to everyone on the Porch!It's another fine day here in Wis.
The sun is shining,birds are singing ever so sweetly.I think it might
just be Winkin,Blinkin,and nod telling us spring is near!!Now
Howard I know you and Millie are busy campaining alot,but don't forget
to drink plenty of orange juice!! You need the vitamin c to keep your
strength up.You make sure he does that Millie,you know how his mother
feels about Howard getting plenty of vitamin c this time of year!!
Now as for a campain solgan,how about this one!
Just a suggestion you don't have to use it, all though it does keep in
character with Howard from good ole Mayberry NC. BRIAN

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19108: Pinkcloud, I'm right around the corner from Duke. If you would email me what day and time, I'll visit you, if that's okay with you. Except
for Tuesday, I'll be tied up with my aunt, cousin and Mama.
I guess that dye test will be in Radiology. Will it be at South or North? Probably South, because that is the Clinic Building.
I could even where my Miss Ellie navy blue tee shirt with "Miss Ellie"
on front so's you'd recognize me. And if you don't feel like seeing
anyone, I understand that too.
No need to sign this post, since my name is spread throughout.
Have a goodnight all. Have a good weekend!

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19109: Hey kids!
Juanita here....I know, I know, I miss you guys too!!
Just working alot and making all the money...ha ha
I hope everyone is doing well...We just got this new net station at the place where I work and so I will try to stop by more often!
My birthday was March 1st...(yep same as Opie!!)
I will check back later tonight.
Love ya

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19110: Miss Ellie, that is so kind of you!! I would love to meet you. They haven't called us yet and told us when or where we need to go at Duke but I will let you know when I find out. I don't even know what they plan to do the first day. From the way the doctor here talked he is turning her completely over to the specialist there and I would think it would be up to them as to what they do first. I just know I am really scared about the whole situation and I have my Dad and am concerned about him too because he has to go back next week to have a procedure done to see if his bleeding ulcers are healed inside him and this requires a day at outpatient surgery. But I know everything will be for the best.I will let you know when I find out the date. pinkcloud

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19111: Miss Ellie, you are the sweetest thang ever borned.

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19112: Good evening to all on the porch. Had a really nice day today, it is wonderful weather for walking. I just got finished with my two miles for the day. Our forecast here in Western NC is snow tonight.
Howard and I would like to thank Poor Horatio and Mrs. Wiley for the wonderful banners. Also a big thanks to Brian for the slogan suggestion. I think it is super and I am sure Howard will agree. Don't worry, I will see to it that Howard gets mega doses of Vitamin C and I know his mother worries. If he starts feeling low, i'll check with Aunt Bee and see if she has any of that tonic left. That oughta do the trick!
Hope everyone has a good evening.
Always Millie

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19113: Romeena, you come from a good family - you're a nurse! Is the following advice valid? I'd like to know before I go sending it to everyone in my guestbook. Thanks.
Hey to the Porch! Wishing everyone a great weekend!!
Please read this through carefully. It could save your life.
Let's say its 6:15 p.m. and you're driving home. You're really upset and the more you
think about it the more uptight you become. All of a sudden you start experiencing severe
pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are
only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home; unfortunately you don't know if
you'll be able to make it that far. What can you do? You've been trained in CPR but the
guy that taught the course neglected to tell you how to perform it on yourself.

Many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack. What can you do? Without help,
a person whose heart stops beating properly begins to feel faint and has about 10
seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by
coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each
cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let up until help
arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into
the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The
squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get to a phone and, between breaths, call for help.
You'll be giving yourself CPR with this technique.

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19114: To Mrs Wiley 19103, that's nice...that's real nice!
To ~De§~19113, I am curious to learn what Romeena has to say about your request. But here is what I've been able to find out:

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19115: Hey to the Porch. Juanita, I'm sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was a good one. Your sweet presence here has been sorely missed, at least by me. Please come back soon, and often! You're the cat's.

Hey to ~De§~ and Poor Horatio and Howard and Millie and Miss Ellie and pinkcloud (bless your heart - I'm praying for you) and BRIAN and Mrs.Wiley and everybody else. God bless everyone.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19116: Hi Porch! You all have one good mayberry weekend. FRANKIE FLINT

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19117: Hey Friends, I have a quick question, for ya'll...
If you won the 150,000,000 lottery, what would you do with it?
I've thought about this alot. And I'll go first...
*Give 50% to taxes, rats...
*With my 75,000,000 leftover, I'd give 50% of that to charity...
*With my 37,500,000, I'd give 10 percent in trust funds/education funds to both of my sons -each...
*With 17,500,000, I'd give the rest to my wife, 16,500,000
*Buy me a Harley, and grow a beard, buy a new Zebco (my last one was stolen from our lakehouse), and maybe buy a new T-Shirt while I'm at it.
What would You All Do?
Where oh Where, are you tonite, why did you leave me here all alone. dodadim and Thghght, you were gone...

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19118: Can anyone fill in what my braincells have lost.
I think this means
dodadim and Thghght (I've searched the world over, then I can't remember)
Rickyb, signing off

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19119: Hi All Brian every told me what your handcap is.
Millie your postcard is on it way.
Poor Horatio wair are you from? If I won 150,000,000 first off the top will be the taxt and the chuch will git 50% and i think i wound go on alon visit and by a new home or reeddo the one i have TOM

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19120: Did you all hear about the $3 million lottery that Goober and Sp00ky Benson are runnin' down at the fillin' station? The winner gets $3.00 a year for a million years! What a deal!!! ;-)


March 3, 2000 - Msg 19121: Hey Tom!!!Glad to hear from you!You should be getting another postcard
within a week or less.I'm sure you'll like it alot.I think I'm going to
have a nice big tall glass of orange juice before I go to bed to keep
mom happy that I'm getting plenty of vitamin c.BRIAN

March 3, 2000 - Msg 19122: To Rickyb 19118,
Where oh where, are you tonight.
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over and thought I found true love.
You met another and PPPPHHHHHFFFFFFTTTTTT you was gone!

Hello again Frankie Flint 19116.
Hey to Rafe Hollister.
And belated birthday greetings to Juanita.
To ~De§~, I posted 18751 in responce to your 18733. I never heard from you.

March 4, 2000 - Msg 19123: Horse-e-e keep your tail up
Horse-e-e keep your tail up
Keep tha sun out of my eye-s
Horse-e-e keep your tail up
Horse-e-e keep your tail up
Never mind about tha fly-s
Now if you wont to look real smart
Just raise that tail before you-----?---start
Horse-e-e- keep your tail up
Horse-e-e keep your tail up
Keep tha sun out of my eyes-s-s-s-.....fine.

March 4, 2000 - Msg 19124: Good one! Do you know "If You Think About Me Long and Hard, You'll Remember Why You Love Me"? That'n makes me cry.

March 4, 2000 - Msg 19125: Where are you that a horse's tail would keep the sun out of your eyes?
These new fangled songs just confuse me to no end.

March 4, 2000 - Msg 19126: With 150,000,000 I would ......
Pay 75,000,000 for taxes, leaving 75,000,000
Donate 37,500,000 to charity (churches, relief agencies, etc.) leaving 37,500,000
Put 5,000,000 in trust fund for each child, leaving 27,500,000
Donate 7,500,000 to local university and high schools, leaving 20,000,000
Give 1,000,000 each to my 3 siblings, my wife's 4 siblings, my parents, her parents, her favorite aunt, and each of 3 friends, leaving 7,000,000
With that 7,000,000 I would buy $10 worth of lottery tickets and use the other 6,999,990 to pay off bills (as far as it would go)