May 20, 2001 - Msg 510: 45K is she gonna auto-sweep? tic-toc-tic-toc

May 20, 2001 - Msg 511: Gargle with salt water Charlie That's what Andy told Sarah to do. Have a fine night ya'll!

May 20, 2001 - Msg 512: Might work
Yeah, but it might not,
yeah, but it MIGHT work,
it might,
Yeah, but it might not!

May 20, 2001 - Msg 513: Nice Feature Floyd!

May 20, 2001 - Msg 514: Hey to 508. I think the episode you're refering to is when Floyd is entertaining his pen pal and Andy is pretending to be his son. He states that his son is one of them there crackbackers and he has big strong hands.


May 20, 2001 - Msg 515: Wow....the automatic sweeper worked!!! I wasn't 100% sure it'd work. Who was it that made it sweep? --Allan

May 20, 2001 - Msg 516: I saw a T-Shirt in Aspen last week, it said: "Take my advice, I aint usin' it!". I thought that was pretty good!

May 20, 2001 - Msg 517: Boy, it sure did work. It was probably Aunt Bee that made it sweep. Or she made Otis do it.

May 20, 2001 - Msg 518: You mean YOU didn't make the sweep, Allan? The Count LIVES.

May 21, 2001 - Msg 519: Don't know who made the sweep, but it sure is dusty in here!
Coffee's on, bacon's frying, anyone for breakfast? I'm buying!
Andy, could you loan me 2 bits?

May 21, 2001 - Msg 520: I expect I'm about ready. Could I have 2 soft-boiled eggs (4 minutes), one piece of toast, and coffee, black with one sugar. Charlie

May 21, 2001 - Msg 521: It does my heart good to see a thin person eat.

May 21, 2001 - Msg 522: Mornin' all!!! So .... what's happin'? Not too much here. Well... gotta go talk at ya'll soon!!!

Miss Dixie Belle

May 21, 2001 - Msg 523: Just taking the living easy and slow, Dixie Belle....easy and slow.

May 21, 2001 - Msg 524: sure has been easy and slot here today. Must be the bomb.

May 21, 2001 - Msg 525: Errrr...."easy and SLOW" not "slot."

May 21, 2001 - Msg 526: I don't think it's the bomb. I think yer in Vegas

I hope it don't end up in one of those cheap Mexican divorces.

May 21, 2001 - Msg 527: Order up! Come get it Charlie! Hope you enjoy it! hehe
I'm not gonna be responsible if those hamburgers are ruined!

May 21, 2001 - Msg 528: We're home!

May 21, 2001 - Msg 529: Al, he dances with Sally.

May 21, 2001 - Msg 530: hey yalljust stoppin by fer a little visit...
little j says hey.

May 21, 2001 - Msg 531: Thanks Mavis. That was a real fixer-upper. Charlie

May 21, 2001 - Msg 532: Glad you liked it! tomorrow-hawg jowls & grits!
The Darlin's are in town

May 22, 2001 - Msg 533: *yawn* G'mornin', Mayberry. Boy, these late-night hours are gonna kill me dead. You all have a great day.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
"You know what you just gone and did? I'll TELL you what you just gone and did. You saved my life!"

May 22, 2001 - Msg 534: Rafe, I'll bet your head didn't hit the pillow 'til quarter to 11. I don't know how you can keep up a pace like that.
-Charlie Varnie

May 22, 2001 - Msg 535: Barney: Of course we've got swings! We just don't use 'em at night."

May 22, 2001 - Msg 536: Now where did you say that still was Otis?

May 22, 2001 - Msg 537: RAFEi've been looking for you in the chat room. Hope to see ya soon and do some chatting! Hey to everyone elese in the group!

May 22, 2001 - Msg 538: RAFEi've been looking for you in the chat room. Hope to see ya soon and do some chatting! Hey to everyone elese in the group!

May 22, 2001 - Msg 539: RAFEi've been looking for you in the chat room. Hope to see ya soon and do some chatting! Hey to everyone elese in the group!

May 22, 2001 - Msg 540: RAFEi've been looking for you in the chat room. Hope to see ya soon and do some chatting! Hey to everyone elese in the group!

May 22, 2001 - Msg 541: RAFEi've been looking for you in the chat room. Hope to see ya soon and do some chatting! Hey to everyone elese in the group!

May 22, 2001 - Msg 542: RAFEi've been looking for you in the chat room. Hope to see ya soon and do some chatting! Hey to everyone elese in the group!

May 22, 2001 - Msg 543: RAFEi've been looking for you in the chat room. Hope to see ya soon and do some chatting! Hey to everyone elese in the group!

May 22, 2001 - Msg 544: RAFEi've been looking for you in the chat room. Hope to see ya soon and do some chatting! Hey to everyone elese in the group!

May 22, 2001 - Msg 545: Wow...somebody's really lookin' for Rafe!!! Rafe must think its the law.

May 22, 2001 - Msg 546: For the love of Mike go look for Rafe! Just do it! -- Charlie

May 22, 2001 - Msg 547: I think Rafe is using his alias, Ben Sewell.

"This is a trouble check Juanita"

May 22, 2001 - Msg 548: sorry i didnt know it took it i'm new here please forgive me thanks!

May 22, 2001 - Msg 549: Well its a good thing you're sorry cuz Barn was fixin to unload his shirt and load his gun and come lookin fer you.

May 22, 2001 - Msg 550: I heard about your bullet,Barney. Can I look at it?

May 22, 2001 - Msg 551: hehehe... I showed up at Sarah's and there you was, bud! Thanks for askin' after me!

*Rafe Hollister
"I thought you was the LAW!"

May 22, 2001 - Msg 552: That feller's got a bad stutter! Reckon he's been in that still Jubal Foster was hiding?

May 22, 2001 - Msg 553: Sorry to be rude! Welcome to the Porch there 537-544 & 548 You'll like it here, just watch out for that stuff in Jubal's barn! You seen what it did to that rooster! LOL
I got a rude, I bet you ain't never got a rude!

May 22, 2001 - Msg 554: Yes, welcome to the porch 537-544 & 548! We think we got a lot of talent here in Mayberry!
(I was just about washed up as a shoe salesman before I came here) -- Charlie

May 22, 2001 - Msg 555: anybody up at this hour? This is Juanita...good ole juanita.
The real deal Juanita...from the olden days.
Just droping by to say hello. I am sooo glad to find you again.
I went to that dead site. (geocities?)
...just about cried when I couldn't ge in...
any old timers out there? Des...otis/henry...Briscoe...Leon?
Yall gimme a holler (*Rafe?) *sniff ...I get teary just bein' amongst ya.
Love ya, mean it...Juanita

May 22, 2001 - Msg 556: JUANITA!!!

As I live and breathe, girl, how ARE you??? It's great to see you again. I'll be sendin' you an email ASAP. By the way... Did you get the birthday e-card I sent you (to your old email address)???

It sure is nice to see you, bud. I'll see you again, SOON.
*Rafe Hollister
"What do you mean, "your" Juanita? She's "everybody's" Juanita!"
P.S. Anybody want to see a little TAGS Cartoon I threw together? It's kinda lame, but I thought some of you might enjoy it.

May 23, 2001 - Msg 557: Boy...things sure are quite around here. I guess folks fell asleep pealing apples on the porch.

May 23, 2001 - Msg 558: Neat cartoon Rafe!! When did you learn Flash?

May 23, 2001 - Msg 559: True Hollywood Story
Andy of Mayberry

60 min.

The popularity of The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68) is recalled by actors who played Mayberry residents. Included: chats with Jim Nabors (Gomer), George Lindsey (Goober) and Elinor Donahue (Ellie). Also: archival reflections from Andy Griffith and Don Knotts.



Release Year:2000

Show times

Wednesday, 23rd, 8:00 PM CST

--Luke the Drifter

May 23, 2001 - Msg 560:

May 23, 2001 - Msg 561: Thanks Luke!!

May 23, 2001 - Msg 562: Hey Rafe! I checked out the cartoon you did. I enjoyed it. :-)
Mrs. Von Roeder

May 23, 2001 - Msg 563: Neeter!
Welcome Home! It's me Rickyb/Otis/Henry/--Luke the Drifter. I'll drop ya an email too!

May 23, 2001 - Msg 564: In the episode about the loaded goat the mayor said his office was up stairs from the jail is this true? thanks for your help!

May 23, 2001 - Msg 565: Andy many times spoke about having to "go up" to see the Mayor, so it would seem to be the case. I wonder why the Mayor didnt take one in his "fat little behind" from all the bullets Barney shot into the courthouse ceiling.

May 23, 2001 - Msg 566: thanks for the help but the mayor in that episode was the other mayor! but you have a good point!

May 23, 2001 - Msg 567: Can anyone tell me why my clock on here is losing time? Beats all I've ever seen, just like the clock in the bedroom, have to reset it ever day!~
Thanks, 'ppreciate it ya'll

May 23, 2001 - Msg 568: *Mavis, my clock is slow too! I lost 45 minutes in 2 days. It just started happening, so it's funny you mentioned it. It's not that the days are getting shorter either. Your "clock/cmos setup" battery on your computer motherboard (parent board or system board, to be Politically Correct) is slowly going out. Leave your computer on for a couple days to completely charge, then turn it off normally. If you still have the problem, you can live with a slow clock -like I am, and just look at another clock, or get your battery replaced at your local Emmett's Fix-it shop. You might want to get it replaced, because sooner or later, every time you boot, you will need to enter setup info, because the bad battery will no longer hold that information.
Luke the Drifter

May 23, 2001 - Msg 569: Oh, and the Bedroom clock is another story!

My Wife said: "Dear, this afternoon the big clock fell off the wall.
Had it fallen a moment sooner, my mother would have been hit on the head."

I thought: "That clock has always been slow."

--Luke the Drifter

May 24, 2001 - Msg 570: Now that's funny. Mornin' All.

May 24, 2001 - Msg 571: Mornin' Dear....Mornin' Honey.
"I'd rather be called Skunk Face that Honey like that."

May 24, 2001 - Msg 572: shoobie! shoobie ! thats the way my mouth feels.

May 24, 2001 - Msg 573: New guy to this here Mayberry thing, but I love the show.

May 24, 2001 - Msg 574: Good to have you with us 573!! Drop in anytime.

May 24, 2001 - Msg 575: Thank ya Luke 'ppreciate the info, guess I'll just deal with it for a while. I was begining to think it might be the Count!! He does exist you know?! As for the bedroom clock that was pretty funny, not nice, but funny none the less! :-)

May 24, 2001 - Msg 576: It's raining in my part of Mayberry this evening. I got to thinkin'. I can only think of one time that there was any kind of bad weather on TAGS...the Dogs, Dogs, Dogs episode. Anyone recall any other episodes?

May 24, 2001 - Msg 577: Hello all! Nice evenin', if it aint a frog strangler.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
Hey ta':
Miss Ellie
An' Everyone!

May 24, 2001 - Msg 578: Hey #576, There was some bad weather in the episode when, Sam Becker's wife had the baby(little Andy).
Briscoe Darling Jr.

May 24, 2001 - Msg 579: Hey Briscoe,
What about Floyd? You didn't say, Floyd? "How soon they forget."

May 24, 2001 - Msg 580: Hey Floyd,

Just an oversite on my behalf. Your comic genuis can be seen in every episode, you are in.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

May 24, 2001 - Msg 581: Hey back at ya Briscoe!

May 24, 2001 - Msg 582: How bout when the gypsies were rained at the end...also when the gold truck came through, I remember Gomer in a Raincoat...

Hoe I wasnt too pushy!


May 24, 2001 - Msg 583:
I think I'm getting the Big Freeze too!
Hey to Allan Floyd, Burt, BDJ, *Mavis, Dež, Miss Ellie, Rafe, Charlie, Miss Dixie Belle, little j and mike too, Neeter Juanita, Mrs. Von Roeder, anyone I miss?
--Luke the Drifter

May 24, 2001 - Msg 584: Oh, btw, cool cartoon Rafe. Share any more when you can!

May 24, 2001 - Msg 585: Barney was a pretty good singer....Bet those two episodes of him singing off key were hard for him to do. "Barney can't sing a lick"
Thelmer Lou

May 24, 2001 - Msg 586: Hey to the porch,
5 more days of school! :P
Sp00ky Benson
2 + 2 is.... x x x x 4

May 24, 2001 - Msg 587: What is a cleptominerac?
What is a fracture of the petulla oblingatta?
What is therapetic?
What is an innarculation?

Only Barney Fife knows for sure.

--Thelmer Lou

May 24, 2001 - Msg 588: I'm too nave to know what those words are. - Charlie

May 25, 2001 - Msg 589: Hey porch,
I'm working on something I thought you "old timers" on the web might enjoy. It's a trip through the development of the TAGSRWC web site. The part you might like is the views of what the WBMUTBB Chapter and TAGSRWC websites looked like over the years. I'm not finished but I've put what I have so far (errors and all) on the web. Let me know if you think this is something you think others will enjoy or not.
Pages from the Past

May 25, 2001 - Msg 590: Did anyone catch the TV Land episode last night, the color one where Opie gets a job? At the very beginning, when Andy comes home after a bad day at work, he was telling Aunt Bee about all the things that went wrong. I could have swore he said "and then Otis got gassed and drove his car thru somebodys hedge (or something) and I had to arrest him, and then he wanted to fight". Did I hear right? I thought if there was one thing Otis would never do was drink and drive!
- Charlie

May 25, 2001 - Msg 591: You heard right, Charlie. I wondered about that myself. Otis, well, he ought not to have done that.
-O'Malley (You want to tell me why you're walking at an angle like a dog?

May 25, 2001 - Msg 592: Hello everyone.
Miss Ellie
"Right now I'm on the trail of a babboon."

May 25, 2001 - Msg 593: Allen, you're always throwing your education in my face. Your education was worth every penny. LOL I like the retro versions of your site. WTG!

May 25, 2001 - Msg 594: Thanks JJJ! I hope folks like it. Even if they don't, it's a really nice trip down memory lane for me. I figure if I don't write it down now...I'll forget it myself. ha ha
--Allan "Floyd" Newsome

May 25, 2001 - Msg 595: hey, y'all~~
right funny cartoon ya made, bruther Rafe-- I done went there an' made one, mahseff, an' bookmarked th' page ta do thet agin s'more!
gooda see y'all!
~~~love, Leon

May 25, 2001 - Msg 596: show us Leon!

May 25, 2001 - Msg 597: Hey Allan!
I looked at the Pages from the Past. I have been a WBMUTBB member for almost 2 years and found it interesting to see things the way they were before I joined. Thanks for putting that together for everyone to see.
Mrs. Von Roeder

May 25, 2001 - Msg 598: Hey to you Ellie!!! I've got a snail mail on it's way to you. Have a good holiday weekend everyone.

May 25, 2001 - Msg 599: Thanks Mrs. VonRoeder. I'm not finished but I wanted opinions. It's good to know folks will like it even if they don't remember the old looks. I did feel a little funny writing in third person but I thought the page isn't about's about the website so I'm doing it that way.

May 25, 2001 - Msg 600: Evenin', gentlefolk...
Got my Huckleberry boy to bed & decided to wander down the lane. Couldn't help but notice the murmurin' on the Porch & the lights on an' all. Forgive my eavesdroppin'. See some good ol' friends here & some new ones as well. Mavis, how you doin' gal? Rafe, you ain't jailed yet? I been north o' Mt. Pilot lately but couldn't help a saunter with my red Aussie, Foster, in the old neighborhood. He's been sniffin' mailboxes and I've been smellin' the night air. The crickets are singin' already but a mite slow tonite. There's a sickle moon hangin low in the western sky vivid enough to hold a swing. Had to take another look to be sure there wasn't one. The confederate jasmine has just about give up for the season and didn't it smell pretty?

Sarah Kate is walkin' across the stage for her RN on Sunday & Miss Lou is gettin' outta' high school. Huckleberry is 6 now and all arms and legs and freckles. He hit a double and a triple last Saturday & topped it off with a double play. That boy could shape up to be a retirement plan if'n he ain't careful. Sure was good to listen in on ya'll. You took some finding. Be good, gentlefolk........ Blessings, Jake

May 25, 2001 - Msg 601: Never met you before, Jake, but I like you already. Blessings to you, too. - Charlie

May 26, 2001 - Msg 602: Good Mornin' to y'all! It's cool and rainy here today. Guess I won't be goin' motorcycle ridin' with Barney today. Of course, I don't have a helmet to wear and Barney won't let me wear his. He don't like others wearin' his hats. Heard his mother was the same way too. Think I'll go shopping instead. Yep, that's what I'm gonna do.Have a good day. :-)
Mrs. Von Roeder

May 26, 2001 - Msg 603: Hey Mrs. Von Roeder, if you're going shopping would you pick me up some green beans? I want to make some green beans chinese style. I got the receipe out of the newspaper.

May 26, 2001 - Msg 604: What am I...Chopped liver?


May 26, 2001 - Msg 605: Hey 603....sure thing. Green beans chinese style sounds tasty. I've got a recipe from Mrs. Foster for chicken ala king 'round here somewhere. Anyone want to join us?
Mrs. Von Roeder

May 26, 2001 - Msg 606: Bread!

May 26, 2001 - Msg 607: Hey to the porch,
Watch out Mayberry, my son is a driving.
Better inform Barney to set up Check Point Chicky.
Sp00ky Benson

May 26, 2001 - Msg 608: JAKE!! How you been old friend! So good to see you sneaking around out there in the twilight! You need to come in more often! I'll try to remember some treats for Aussie he'll like that.
Have a good evening porch & put me down for some of them beans will ya?
Eatin' speaks louder than words

May 26, 2001 - Msg 609: I'll try some of those chinese style green beans! hope to chat to you soon! craig 515

May 26, 2001 - Msg 610: Man, we really packed it away, didn't we? Yeah, boy. Fortunately, none of mine goes to fat. All goes to muscle. It was a mark of us Fifes...

May 26, 2001 - Msg 611: hi all. just saying joying this rain , but not the cold that go what it.
Friday was a bad day for me no one in my family called or wish my a happy brithday.
So that may a bad day for my.
A Prayer
Oh, Lord, give me of Your blessings,
a dawn with a healing of wounds,
a night a peaceful surrender,
a prayer it will come to me soon.
As i look at the night in its stillness,
i give thanks for the victorie won.
Give me the gift of compassion,
and a promise to love everyone.
as the dawn springs forth in its glory,
and let me rejoice in the gladness
and give thanks to Jesus the Son.

May 26, 2001 - Msg 612: Happy Belated Birthday Tom! I hope that your days brighten up. From reading your postings, it seems that you have a heavy heart. Try to smile, and try to hug someone every day. Remind me to tell you the story about the 3 Russian babies. It'd lift you up! I'll pray for ya Tom! Don't ever forget that God asks more from those who'm he gives the most blessings!
--Luke the Drifter

May 26, 2001 - Msg 613:
--Allan, is there a possibility to either widen, or lenghthen the Comments: input area?
--Luke the Drifter

May 26, 2001 - Msg 614: Didn't know it was yer birthday Tom! You sure do say purty things tho, even if you had a bad day! Did you visit the sisters & get some celebratin' elixer? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOM!!

May 27, 2001 - Msg 615: This is a very good page. I hope you can keep it going. Keep up the good work.

May 27, 2001 - Msg 616: This is a very good page. I hope you can keep it going. Keep up the good work.

May 27, 2001 - Msg 617: just wanted to let everyone know i bought an iguana and i named it otis! he locks himself up at night! lol!

May 27, 2001 - Msg 618: Hey Luke,
There's not a good way to make the comment area wider. It "wraps" the text for you so you should be able to just type and not worry too much about the size of the area. The size is set so folks using just about any browser or screen resolution can see the entire thing. If it were very much bigger, some folks wouldn't be able to see the whole thing.

May 27, 2001 - Msg 619: Happy Birthday Tom
I hope you are feeling better, not so lonesome. I'm getting so old I don't want to be reminded of my birthdays !..but I know what you mean, how you feel.
Good to see you Jake. You and Tom write some pretty stuff.
Hello everyone. Well, I think we'll go over the river and through the woods to Granny's house today.
Miss Ellie

May 27, 2001 - Msg 620: Happy birthday Tom
I hope this turned out right this time Tom.
Miss Ellie

May 27, 2001 - Msg 621: Jennie, I dreamed you come to visit a few hours with me as you were passing through town, but you were so tired you slept most of the time. Opie came to visit too in my dream.
Then I woke up, went back to sleep and dreamed by cousin came with her family to see my Mama and brought her family.
I ain't had that much company in ages, I'll look forward to your snail mail.
Miss Ellie

May 27, 2001 - Msg 622: my not by-sheesh

May 27, 2001 - Msg 623: Bless your heart Ellie. If I do ever get to come I'll be awake! hahaha
Good Sabbath to everyone visiting the Porch today.
Thanks Allen for bringing it back. Some of the most precious people in my life were introduced to me right here.

May 27, 2001 - Msg 624: Happy Belated Birthday, Tom! I'm sorry it turned out to be kindof depressing for you. I've had that kind of birthday before too. Since we are all Andy fans here, I can tell you what helps me when I have a bad day. Just remember the words of the song that Andy & Barney sang in that episode where they are trying to get 'ol Ben Weaver by helping out Bert Miller. "Spread a little sunshine everyday, spread a little sunshine everyday, help someone along lifes way; spread a little sunshine everyday". I know it seems dumb, but just thinking of that song makes me think about what I can do to help others instead of what they can do for me! And that cheers me up. Charlie

May 27, 2001 - Msg 625:

May 27, 2001 - Msg 626: In memory of those who died serving our country to secure our freedom, I thank you.
To those who are still living, my expression of gratitude to you on this Memorial Day weekend.
Miss Ellie

May 27, 2001 - Msg 627: Did any of you see Gomer sing the National Anthem at the Indianapolis race this morning? He looked fit as a fiddle and sang better than ever. "That boy sure has a high roof to his mouth."

May 27, 2001 - Msg 628: Hey Charlie, Thanks for spreading some sunshine around. :-) As the saying goes, you aren't fully dressed until you're wearin' a smile.
"Ain't we lucky to be livin' in such a friendly town?"
Mrs. Von Roeder

May 27, 2001 - Msg 629: anybody here remember the scene in Return to Mayberry when ANdy "visits" AuntBee? He nods his head, as a female voice-over dispenses words of wisdom to this Frances Bavier, by chance? no credits were given at the end of the show...

May 27, 2001 - Msg 630: A fair good-Sabbath evenin' to you, gentlefolk. Today was a landmark for ol' Jake. My eldest daughter "walked" at St. Mary's University in California and my youngest daughter graduated from high school in Fort Worth. I've noticed as I've aged I "reflect" a bit more. These two girls have been at the centre of my prayers for 22 years. Oh, if I could only have been two places at once. On the other hand, how big is a daddy's love? Just big enough, friends, just big enough. I've got the Huckleberry boy to keep me young. Won't have to do this again for 12 years. Biggest sis marries in August. Now and again I just wish dear Aunt Bee would drop a couple of pearls of wisdom my way. Then again, she did, didn't she?

I'm thinking of the bouncing curls and the cries of "DAAADDDEEEE!!!" when I came home. Holding them in one hand, drying their tears and the million other threads that weave the lace of our lives. How I hope I've been to them what my Papa was to me. Lord, I've done all I know how. It's Your turn.....well....still. Bless my babies, Lord and those of all the good people who will pause and read this. Blessings.....don't they multiply........Jake

May 28, 2001 - Msg 631: Hey 627, Gomer didn't sing the National Anthem at Indy, he sang "Back Home Again In Indiana" which he has done for the past several years. I saw the feller that sang the Anthem and he was definately NOT from Mayberry.

May 28, 2001 - Msg 632: Happy belated Birthday Tom. Does anyone know where I can buy the andy griffith episode at a reasonable price or could I pay some one to record them for me. I am a big fan of the show.

May 28, 2001 - Msg 633: the above message is mine--about tapes of the show

May 28, 2001 - Msg 634: HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! Hope everyone has a happy & safe holiday! Jake it is so good to have you & your wonderful words of wisdom back!

May 28, 2001 - Msg 635:
oops fixed?

May 28, 2001 - Msg 636: sorry ya'll hate it when I leave my bold running like that!

May 28, 2001 - Msg 637: Happy Birthday TOM!! !

May 28, 2001 - Msg 638: Does anyone know if the new tax refund I will be getting in July will be taxed?

May 28, 2001 - Msg 639: Aunt Bee: That darling Mr. Frisbee whom we've been buying eggs from for
all these years. Will you tell me why they're running him off his
Barney: Who is?
Aunt Bee: The County. They want to extend the highway right through his farm.
Barney: That's the County for you... extend a highway that already goes no place.
Andy: They ran out of money.
Barney: They ran out of brains!
Andy: They got the money now and the reason they want to extend it...
Barney: I'll tell you why they want to extend it, so they can raise taxes and put more people on the payroll !
Aunt Bee: Barney's right.
Andy: Barney don't know what he's talking about. Now if you'll...
Barney: If you ask me they ought to fire the whole lot of them - a bunch of goldbrickers and deadheads every one of them!
Andy: Barney, did it ever occur to you wer'e on the payroll?
Barney: Hmm?
Andy: We're County employees. We're paid by the County, you and me.
Barney: Of course. You think I didn't know that?

(Barney slides over the edge of the desk)

Andy: They need that highway. Been needing it for years.
Barney: They need that highway, Aunt Bee.
Andy: In case of emergencies - fire truck or ambulance got to go all the
way around Fisher's Pond, cross that wobbly old bridge. They need that highway.
Aunt Bee: They don't need to put it through Mr. Frisbee's place. Why don't they put it someplace else?
Barney: Yeah, why can't they put is someplace else?
Andy: There ain't no place else!
Barney: There ain't no place else.
Andy: Stands to reason you can't have two hunks of highway that don't join up.
Barney: Highway's got to join up all right.
Andy: Frisbee's place is right in the middle.
Barney: Right smack dab in the middle!
Aunt Bee: Oh Barney would you stay out of it!
Andy: He'll be better off - they'll pay him for his property. They'll give him more than its worth.
Aunt Bee: Oh, I suppose money makes it alright! You never did care for Mr. Frisbee, did you?
Barney: Don't you like him Ange?
Andy: No, I nevas crazy about him if you want to know the truth. But that's got nothing to do with it. I'd have to evict him no matter what.
And I'm trying to tell you he'll be better off.
Aunt Bee: You seem to forget there are things more important than money.
Things like home and people's feelings and where they grew up. And things like.... do unto others!!
Andy: Aunt Bee, I can't do anything about it!
Aunt Bee: You could if you wanted to. Maybe you stay around jails too much. Maybe you should go to church more often!
Barney: Wouldn't hurt, Ange. Maybe if you went to church more often.
Andy: Will you shut up!!

May 28, 2001 - Msg 640: good morning all. I think I hear thunder so I better get off here.
Happy Memorial Day to all.
Miss Ellie

May 28, 2001 - Msg 641: hey,this is a Mayberry fan here in Greensboro. i'm looking for chapter here. contact me at

May 28, 2001 - Msg 642: Hey is where the Barney Chapter is located!!! If you looking for fans, they are the ones to find. That chapter has more activities than any I know of. Look up Neal Brower or Mike Johnson or Sheldon Fields in the phone book. They'll know how to get you set up.

May 28, 2001 - Msg 643: Happy Memorial Day to everybody! The Barney Chapter has some wonderful people in it for sure! I'm pretty sure that's the chapter that Jim Ballance is in, (I think that's how you spell his name) and you couldn't find a nicer person if you put in an ORDER for one. --Emma

May 28, 2001 - Msg 644: A pleasant good evenin', gentle friends. Mavis, you ain't changed a whit. You're still just as lovely and kind as they come. Well, this weekend is one for the record books. Three graduations and the Huckleberry boy finally took off on his own on his bike (sans training wheels).

We did the Memorial Day thing....swimming and barbecueing. Nothing smells quite like brats on the grill (the sausage...not the ill behaved children......although...........). Then off to All Star practice. Lordy, I do love watching these young'uns really "get" it and make a double play or hit a triple. That's Americana. I kid you not. The smell of peanuts and the sound of a ball smacking into the pocket of a glove. It's just pure joy. I can't help it. I just love 'em all. The only thing to make it more perfect would be to live in the "Mayberry" in my head. You know, tree lined avenues and a Barney & Andy to look after me. Might just make a freezer of ice cream a bit later. Y'all in? Vanilla, peach or chocolate? Y'all come. Plenty for everyone. Blessings to you on this pleasant evening...Jake