August 21, 2001 - Msg 1846: Good Afternoon Porch ...

A Cappella

August 21, 2001 - Msg 1847: Those younguns, they keep us laughing. My friend from school has a mother who is in a nursing home and she goes over and watches TAGS with her mom of the evening and Karen (she's about 46 said, "Isn't he such a good looking man." (about Andy) and on of the little old ladies asked, "Oh is that your son?" What a hoot.

Here is hoping all are happy and content. If not get a snort of Colonel Harvey's and listen to the Darling play a little "Get on Home Little Cindy."
That'll perk any one up.

Homemaker, I'm tired, so very tired. School makes me have tired blood.
Fun Girl

August 21, 2001 - Msg 1848: Fun Girl - But "Get On Home Little Cindy" makes ME cry!!

A Cappella

August 21, 2001 - Msg 1849: HEY. Who messed up the porch? Floyd, was that you?


August 21, 2001 - Msg 1850: Floyd:"Hey, don't throw those towels on the floor...they cost 20 cents each to have washed!"

Hey Porch! Just passin by today...~Mrs. Wiley

August 21, 2001 - Msg 1851: Everythings Mayberry. --Floyd

August 21, 2001 - Msg 1852: Fun Girl, you're right, that nursing home story was funny. It's the little things in life that give us a chuckle. Thanks, Asa for trying to cheer me up. I'm a-trying to be cheerful! Homemaker, we miss you not posting so much. Yes, I'll make breakfast tomorrow. Will homemade cinnamon rolls be ok? No sausage or bacon. Trying to cut down on the ol' cholesterol. Just a cinnamon roll and a glass of milk, that's the menu. - Hazel

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1853: Good Mornin' Mayberry...... Time to head to work.

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1854: Good Morning, Floyd and everyone. - Hazel

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1855: Good mornin all. Cinnamon rolls hot out of the oven? Sounds great Hazel. Count me in. Hope your spirits are a little higher. Life can get ya down sometimes, can't it? Chin up, but on a smile, then go on with life, and laugh for a while.
Schazaammm. I made a rhyme.


August 22, 2001 - Msg 1856: Asa, you are such a poet. Have a good day. I'm off to work, gotta go listen to the woes of people getting divorced. (I work in divorce court). I don't know why they all don't just get those quickie Mexican divorces. - Hazel

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1857: Good Afternoon Porch ...

A Cappella

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1858: How's the porch this evening? Hope everyone is having a good Mayberry day, off to the garden for me.

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1859: Hazel, I'm working on one of those right now! ~Mrs. Wiley

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1860: Hey getting to the Archives today? You said you's havin' troubles yesterday. --Floyd

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1861: My...isn't is quite on the porch today..... --Floyd

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1862: Floyd Yep got to them just fine today, musta been the Count yesterday.

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1863: My... yes it is. - Hazel
(We don't chew our cabbage twice)

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1864: Mavis, just checked out your updated web site. Very nice, very nice indeed. I like your haircut. - Hazel

August 22, 2001 - Msg 1865: Hope all who is ailing is feeling better. Homemaker, will be glad when you get your home computer fixed. Asa, where abouts do you live in the west. I've got to check on my uncle and aunt too. They are near Sacramento.
Was a nice day here in my corner of Mayberry. Let us let Mayberry live in our hearts each day.
Miss Ellie

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1866: Morning, porch. Hazel

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1867: We visited Mayberry for the first time yesterday.It is so great.And of course had the pork chop sandwich at Snappys.Read the front Porch for the first time today.Really enjoyed it.

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1868: Good Afternoon Porch ...

A Cappella

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1869: Ya'll are welcome to my porch in the morning for a breakfast of glazed and carmel frosted meatballs. Be there early and gettem' while they're hot!

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1870: Lillian -- Is that car-mel OR care-a-mel?

A Cappella

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1871: Just passing by and thought I'd say "hey" to everybody. Been a month of Sundays since I was last here. Nice, realnice MaryGrace
"And a doorprize!"

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1872: Hey MaryGrace!!! and everyone else..

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1873: I believe I'll pass on the meatballs, Lillian. Looks like it's just us folks here today on the porch. Everyone must be off doing something. Probably changed the meetin' place... - Hazel

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1874: Hello. Porch, are you there? I was not able to get on here this morning. So I missed eveyone. I think I'll let them meatballs slide on by to Lillian. No offense, but Hazel already promised me some bicuits and gravy for breakfast. Huh Hazel? (Please say yes.)


August 23, 2001 - Msg 1875: Yes! And fresh squeezed orange juice. Or should we have Mulberry squeezins'? I thought maybe you was too busy to stop by the porch Asa, cause you were cleaning up your golf balls or something like that for the weekend. - Hazel

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1876: Nah. Ya got time to breathe ya got time to sit on the porch. Are your spirits any higher today Hazel? Sounds like workin in a Deevorce court could wear on ya after a bit.

I've never had Mulberry squeezin's. That good is it?

August 23, 2001 - Msg 1877: Hey folks, nice porch sitting day. Did my share. I watched the squirrels and birds play and the birds singing and eating at the bird feeder and then the next time I went out they were gone and all I heard was locusts. Then later today my furry and feathered friends were back to entertain me. Free entertainment from God. Please say prayers for Aunt Louise who fell on her face, waiting results of MRI. She is at home but in bed. She is 56. Also I've mentioned prayers for a guy named Neil, he is worse.
Well folks, it bedtime here. It is always nice to come set a spell, take my shoes off (put clothes pins on yer noses) and talk about the weather and what's for breakfast or lunch. How about some pimento cheese sandwiches with buttered toasted white bread, some potato chips and a dill pickle strip with some lemonade for lunch tomorrow at Walker's Drugstore. Stop by anytime. I'll make them while you catch up on all the "gossip".
Miss Ellie
"Those Gossiping Men"

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1878: Good mornin' to the Porch. Nice to see ever'body. Hazel, I hope you're in better spirits. Just remember the old saying, "Always walk around with a smile on your face; that way, complete strangers will come up to you and say, 'WHAT'S SO %$@# FUNNY?!?!'" :-)

Asa, I'm sorry I haven't been able to get over to your place for some'a that good ol' corn you got. If you could, just leave a bag of ears next to your mailbox, and I'll have the milkman pick it up on his rounds tomorrow. The milkman does still come by your house before mine, right? I think that'll work.

Speakin' of work, I'm gonna hafta find another line of work myself. These late night/early mornin' hours are gonna kill me dead. Anybody got any good suggestions for a career change? I want to be able to work as much (or as little) as I want, make as much money as I can, and have all the time I need to take care of the house and spend time with family and friends. That's not too much to ask, is it?

God bless you, friends. I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
"Shawnee. I lived among 'em. They're devils."

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1879: Hey Rafe, if you find that job.....get me one, too.

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1880: Oops...
Rafe left the italics on.....shame, shame, shame.... -- Floyd

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1881: He turned 'em on twice? ARE working too hard. --Floyd

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1882: You mean even Rafe leaves the italics running? My goodness, I never would have thought it of him. Breakfast is ready, Asa. Yes, mulberry squeezins' are good. I've started already.- Hazel

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1883: Hang on Hazel, I'm om my way. I had to pick some corn for Rafe. He needed more than just a bag of it for his purposes. When Rafe was describing the job he wants, I was going to suggest he get him one like Floyd,s got. Now Floyd says he wants one to. I'm all confused.
Hey to Miss Ellie. Prayers go out to your friends. You asked where I live at. I live in Utah. About 40 miles north of Salt Lake City. If you watch the mens down hill Olympic events in Feburary at Snow Basin, You'll be close to my neck of the woods.
Mavis, you sleep in or what? Get out a bed.
Well off to w- w- w- w - wo wo wo wrk work (man thats hard to get out) for me.

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1884: Rafe, I hear they're hiring glue dippers down at the furniture factory.

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1885: Hey to the porch. Hazel are you getting gassed again? Are you having some intolerable pain?
I went for those dad burn exrays a week ago today and they still have not told me what the results
were. I guess that is what I get for going all the way into Raliegh to get that doctering done.
I would like to eat a big old corned beef sandwich for lunch today. I think I'll run over to the City
Deli today for lunch. (Little Oppie calls it the Silly Deli. He's a stitch!)
Have a great day ya'll. We miss you powerful bad homemaker.
Fun Girl

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1886: Barney had an uncle that worked down at the furniture factory. He fell in the varnish and drowned. was a horrible death but a beautiful finish.

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1887: Oh Floyd, You're a a a Prince of a fella, just a Prince.


August 24, 2001 - Msg 1888: I think he's a nut!

A Cappella

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1889: I forgot to tell you about the feller at the furniture factory that fell in the ulpolstery machine. He was hurt pretty bad but the last report I heard was that the doctor said he was fully re-covered.

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1890: I forgot to tell you about the feller at the furniture factory that fell in the ulpolstery machine. He was hurt pretty bad but the last report I heard was that the doctor said he was fully re-covered.

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1891: Sometimes...I repeat myself. --Floyd

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1892: Yeah, but he's happy nut! LOL

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1893: LOL

A Cappella

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1896: Hey Folks...I had to remove a post.....Sorry.

August 24, 2001 - Msg 1897: Hi All, Will the frist days of school was o k for the kid he say that some of his old friend are in the some room what him.
Boy will be happy win this monthy is ovre becaues all you heard about was drivr by shotting on the little kids and no one no why this is .
Prayr to all the family of the kids and hope the bad guy are find.
I will pass on breakfast bat for lunch I will have a b.l.t and f.f please and coffee.
Dear Lord...
i love to be alone with you
in simple adoration,
to sift together purest thoughts
in quiet contemplation!
when i am all alone with you
my very soul takes wing.
and songs of praise and beauty pour
from deep within
to cover every smallest thing!
i willingly embrace the world,
my faith and strength renewed
in trusting as a child again,
whenever i take the time,
Dear Lord, to be alone,with you!

August 25, 2001 - Msg 1898: Another inspirational poem Tom, Thank you.
Well, here it is, early Saturday morning, and where are YOU? In bed snoring. Me, I'm off to play pasture pool. GO FIGURE!
A golfing I will go
A golfing I will go
While you rest
In your nest
A golfing I will go.
Such talent, and no one to see it live. (hugh sigh) Hope everyone has a great Saturday.


August 25, 2001 - Msg 1899: Oh, Asa that reminds me. At the fiddle festival one of the prettiest songs they played was called
Red Haired Boy. That un makes me cry. Next Friday is my first violin lesson. They say it's never to late to learn. I hope that is true. Cross your fingers for me. Maybe in a couple months I will be able to sit on the porch and play some pretty fiddle music.
Fun Girl

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1900: Good Sabbath Porch ... & Good Luck with those violin lessons Fun Girl.

A Cappella

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1901: Good Sunday Morning to you Porch! & remember
No tradin on Sundays
Johnny Paul says if you put a horsehair in water it will turn into a snake

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1902: Good Sabbath to the Porch. Fun Girl, let us know how the fiddle lessons go. I have always loved a fiddle. Musical talent was on my daddy's side of the family but I missed out somehow. About the only thing I can play is the radio.


August 26, 2001 - Msg 1903: LOL Emma. You make me giggle. Hey to Mavis. O.K. No trading on the sabbath. Fun Girl, I can hardly wait to hear your fiddle. Maybe once you learn you can teach me.
Good Sabbath to all on the porch.

Whoops, Just about missed you there A Cappella, Hey to you and yours.

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1904: Maybe we could get together a pleasant band concert by tonight! Do you think we could? It would be relaxing. - Hazel

Luther: What say, Andy?
Andy: I said you're a little off.
Luther: Yeah, sounded real good to me...

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1905: Thats a great idea Hazel. Me and Gomer will fix up the bandstand.


August 26, 2001 - Msg 1906: Asa - Be careful fixing the bandstand; there might be spiders under there.

"If I was a spider, that's where I'd go"

A Cappella

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1907: I'll make a sign. How about this: Concert Tonight. Relax to music under the stars. - Hazel

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1908: O.K. Now who's gonna mend the uniforms? We gotta hurry, it's gettin late. Floyd, you better take the band and go practice some.


August 26, 2001 - Msg 1909: Hazel - It looks like it might be clouding up tonight.

A Cappella

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1910: Forget the sign? - Hazel

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1911: I would.

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1912: I been working all day on those uniforms. Mildew! You can't expect me to do anything about mildew! I'm trying to hurry. - Hazel

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1913: Well we might as well forget about the bandstand. I told Gomer to not move that board, but he did and, well, crash!!!


August 26, 2001 - Msg 1914: Did it commence to creakin and crackin and then... phthth? We might as well forget it. I can't play without a bandstand. - Hazel

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1915: Spider Bite!

August 26, 2001 - Msg 1916: Well, nobody can say we didn't at least try to have a band concert... maybe next Sunday to relax we could all go for a ride in Barneys new car. Maybe stop at the Johnson farm. - Hazel

August 27, 2001 - Msg 1917: Good morning porch. I'm pooped. All that work on that bandstand yesterday wiped me out. I'm glad we don't decide to "slow down" every weekend. I'm with you Hazel, a nice trouble free drive in the country next weekend is just what the Doctor ordered.
Have a great Monday everyone.


August 27, 2001 - Msg 1918: Good morning, porch. Yes, yesterday was quite a day. I even got my old saxaphone out of the garage and dusted it off. Pity the concert didn't work out... Oh well, that's life. Thru and thru. Have a good day. - Hazel
"The Johnson's farm is a picture no artist could draw."

August 27, 2001 - Msg 1919: Hey to the porch,
School has now been back in session for over 2 weeks, which means only 171 days of school left.
Come on down to the gas station, plenty of cold nectrine crush to go around. I'll buy.
Sp00ky Benson

August 27, 2001 - Msg 1920: Good Afternoon Porch...

A Cappella

August 27, 2001 - Msg 1921: That fried chicken is extry good, Aunt Bea, EXTRY GOOD!

August 27, 2001 - Msg 1922: Hey to Sp00ky, A Cappella, Asa and everyone else. Now Sp00ky, show the teacher you got some smarts, ok? - Hazel

August 27, 2001 - Msg 1923: Sp00ky - Thanks for the Nectarine Crush offer; have you tried the High Octane Ethyl?

A Cappella

August 27, 2001 - Msg 1924: Hey to Hazel!

A Cappella

August 27, 2001 - Msg 1925: Happy Birthday to Betty Lynn. She's the cats!

August 27, 2001 - Msg 1926: Well I'm goin' out on the porch and have me a smoke, hey Barn why don't you grab my gitar and let's do a little singin' and a pickin' and grab that Johnny Cash record, and let's do it up right. Where is Otis when we need him?

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1927: Morning, porch. Sure has been quiet around here. I guess everyone's off doing school things. How's the garden, Asa? - Hazel

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1928: Morning Hazel....everybody else. much hair to little time. --Floyd

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1929: Mornin Hazel. The garden is doing good. Pickin lots of eveything. Can't hardly keep up with the corn and tomatoes. Gave up trying to keep up with the weeds. How's your garden doing? How are you doing? Feeling better? Hope so.


August 28, 2001 - Msg 1930: Floyd, maybe you ought to think about a 2-chair shop. Do you think you have the magazines to swing it? Yes, Asa, I'm feeling better. Thanks for asking! I gave up on the weeds too. I reach a point where all the veggies are way bigger than the weeds and I figure there's no harm in letting em live side by side. So no more weed pullin. - Hazel

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1931: Hey to the Porch. I wouldn't worry about it, Hazel...a weed is in the eye of the beholder, anyway. I just now made that up.


August 28, 2001 - Msg 1932: Hello Everyone. . . my home computer is still out of sorts so I am using the computer at school on what little prep time I get. I have been going through porch withdrawal. . .I will definitely need some elixir to over this or is it my computer that needs the elixir. My husband said that if I was a good girl I may get a new computer at Christmas - he just didn't say what year????
I have read up on some of the postings and thank you all for missing me. I see Asa is still being Asa - oh some things never change. I am glad that Hazel is making the breakfast. I am so busy in the mornings I don't have time to make me breakfast.
My little boy loves kindergarten! Which I am glad. Right now - there are only 2 in his class. Talking about being the teacher's pet!
Well, I'll try to check in before the weekend and see what's happening
Greetings to Mavis (try the alternate email address, Asa, Fun Girl (yes I am tired from school), Hazel, Miss Ellie, and good ol' Floyd, A Cappella, and whoever I might have missed. It's not on purpose.
HAVE A Lovely Mayberry Day!

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1933: Good Afternoon Porch ...

A Cappella

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1934: Great to hear from you Homemaker. Sure do miss your posts. Glad things are going well for ya. Hope you can do what ever you have to do to get on here more. Have a good day.
Hey to A Capella


August 28, 2001 - Msg 1935: Jelsik, were you a lookin' off yonder when you thought that up? You have the makin's of a sililoquee there.

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1936: Homemaker! We surely do miss you. And Fun girl, too. She's hardly ever checking in anymore either. You guys are so durn busy. I just keep plugging away, making breakfast every day for whoever turns up. It's a thankless life. Say, A Capella, that was a pretty good quote you did up there. You really got talent. - Hazel

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1937: Hey folks,
Just decided to take a few minutes to say howdy. Everything is so busy here these days, but I try to sit down once in a while and keep up on what is going on in Mayberry. I went to Mt. Pilot today for some physical therapy and although they made me do lots of exercise that hurt me bad, they promised next time to give me one of them there massages. (hope that ain't one of them illegal kind) After as much as they tortured me with them exercises, it's the least they could do.

School is in full swing and I am having to get up at 5:45 every morning which is not easy for someone who is not slender and high spirited. (wish I was) But the kids are real fun and I really do need the routine to keep me in line. Either that or a short stay at THE ROCK.

Sorry to hear about the bandstand. I haven't had a lesson yet, but I can make some powerful loud sounds on my violin. Got time to breathe, got time for music. I will sign off for now. Sweet dreams to you all.
Fun Girl

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1938: Evenin', Porch...
There's nothin' quite makes you feel your years like marryin' off a young 'un. While I have a six year old (the Huckleberry Boy) my oldest turned 22 today & got hitched last Saturday. My, what a beautiful bride she made. Got married at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard Chapel & had her reception at the Admiral's Mansion. It was bittersweet. She used the tune "Hyfrodol" for one of her hymns. It's the same tune used at her Grandpa's funeral lo these many years ago. Oddly, he was discharged from the Naval Submarine Service in 1952 at, you guessed it, Mare Island in the San Francisco Bay. I think he must've looked in. I felt him and the love he holds for his first grandchild.

I saw a cottage there I fell in love with. It's in Benicia. It's dark green with off white trim just yards from the shore. It has a white picket fence just covered with Morning Glories. I could live there peacefully. Has that same "Mayberry Feel" about it.

Just wanted to stop in and share a bit of the ambiance. Fall Ball starts Sunday & Boy Scouts start tomorrow night. Feel the heartbeat of creation, gentlefolk. You guys have your fingers on that pulse like no others I've met.

Blessings, Jake

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1939: Howdy Jake wondered where you went to lately! Good to see you back. Just wanted to say hey to the porch, been busy, busy, busy, grooming all them puppies' feet, no Cujos lately tho thank goodness! Hope it stays that way a while!
Better hit the old ironin board, tomorrow's another work day, dad-burn it!
Oh boy! I get to sleep on the ironin board!

August 28, 2001 - Msg 1940: Mavis? Mavis? Is that you? Where on earth have you been? Me and Hazel wait every mornin on ya for breakfast but you don't show up. Nice to hear from you again, and also Fun Girl. We miss you all. SO STAY IN TOUCH!
"I hate to get physical with a women, you know that Andy, but sometimes...."

August 29, 2001 - Msg 1941: Asa! Don't hit Mavis with a leg o lamb! I mean it. You aint finished paying for all my stitches from when you hit me with that weed root. (I still think it was a golf ball). - Hazel

August 29, 2001 - Msg 1942: I know Hazel, and I am truly sorry about that. I just wish I could hit a ball that good out on the course. You doing breakfast this morning. I believe I'll sleep a little longer, keep my breakfast warm and the coffee simmering.
Everyone enjoy the day and show the teacher you got some smarts,


August 29, 2001 - Msg 1943: Asa, you get up right now or you won't get your breakfast at all. Then you need to clean your room, mow the grass, chop the wood, do the dishes, scrub the hall, wash windows. - Hazel

Bloody Mary!

August 29, 2001 - Msg 1944: I don't ever want to see the ROCK again!


August 29, 2001 - Msg 1945: "Watch yer foot, I'm rockin' forward."
Hello everyone ! Hope all those ailing are feeling better. Aunt Louise had no breaks on her fall. Neil is not doing well. Each surgery is supposed to be the last, but more holes keep coming into his intestines. This has been going on over a year now. He is depressed and having panic attacks. He and his family are a long way from home. Please continue to pray.
Floyd, I'm having a problem, I am getting WBMUTBB P&P, but can't send any, they keep coming back. I tried unsubscribing so I could resubscribe and that was sent back to me also. I have the same email address, just a different computer.
I appreciate all you folks prayers as this is the only way now I have to ask.
TOM, your posts are inspirational.
My family and I went to Topsail Island for the day Saturday, picking up our friend Hilda along the way. We had a good time. Hilda, on home dialysis is not well. She is usually the life of the party and she fell asleep on the way home. She was quieter than usual even when she wasn't sleeping. Pray for her too.
Saturday we went to the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield and got there and they were having a tea party. The admission was triple, so we left. I would have paid it but I felt underdressed. I felt like Ernest T. Bass at Mrs. Wiley's.
Lots had on hats like Ava Gardner wore. One lady had dark hair, was dressed just like Ava Gardner. We went on to eat at Smithfield BBQ, which was a disappointment. Gosh, the whole day just not up to what we had hoped.
Rent a car, drive all that ways and for what "HEARTACHES".
Miss Ellie

August 29, 2001 - Msg 1946: correction, Sunday we drove to the Ava Gardner Museum. OH, and I want to add how nice it is that the Mt. Airy Visitor's Center is free and you don't have to be all dressed up to go. Just made me appreciate it so much more. And the MAVC is in such a big pretty house with that lovely garden out back and the Ava Gardner Museum is downtown in what looks like it was once a theater and they paid $1 million for that. How sad. It used to be in the home where she lived from age 2 to 12 and they moved it.
Miss Ellie ( an after posting proof reading fool)

August 29, 2001 - Msg 1947: Hey to all the Porchters! Tom, Miss Ellie, Homemaker, Mavis, Asa, FunGirl (hope you're feelin better) and A Capella... hope I didn't miss none!

Just got back from Atlanta - visitin' my 2 girls and my Sister and Parents. Weather was lovely, traffic was demonic. I did enjoy some relaxation in a hot tub - a special treat after driving 500 miles.

Hazel: re Msg 1914 - "you shore can't play with one!"

Asa, don't try throwing a chicken - that's a deadly weapon in Mayberry - beak could catch you in the eye! But, I guess we don't have to worry much with your aim. "fore!"

~Mrs. Wiley
"He couldn't see a muddy cow in a snowstorm."

August 29, 2001 - Msg 1948: Well Hi Mrs Wiley, been wonderin where you been at. Glad to have you back with us.
Howdy Miss Ellie. Prayers go out to Neil and Hilda. Hope they both get feelin better soon.


August 29, 2001 - Msg 1949: Miss Ellie, You'll need to email me the email address you're using so I can try and help you with the WBMUTBB Prayers & Praises mailing list.

August 29, 2001 - Msg 1950: Thank you Floyd, will do. You're a prince, a real prince.
Miss Ellie

August 29, 2001 - Msg 1951: How are you, Mrs. Wiley? I've been missing you. Everything going ok, I hope? Miss Ellie, my thoughts are with all your friends in need. Asa, prune danish in the morning. Don't be late. - Hazel

August 29, 2001 - Msg 1952: Hi All.
Willif gas keep going up no one will be going to mayberry this yeard or for the labor day fun too.
the priceis up to $169.
so i m staying home for the lone weekend.
I hope that everyone who is back in school will help all who want to be help what all the homeworke that kids git now.
my prayer go out to BOB HOPE and famliy. I hear that he is in the hosp .
Asa just think of all the good eating you are going to have all wind fro the food from your garden.
Living and Giving.
The days of my life
are spent living for Jesus,
and loving each day that I live,
the best of my life
is in giving for Jesus,
and giving the most I can give.
In observing the words
that are taught in the Scriptures
each day, that on earth I may live,
I fine that my cup
runneth over with blessings
and I get back far more than I give!

August 30, 2001 - Msg 1953: Morning porch. Your right on the good eatin out of the garden Tom. Come on over and get some fresh produce.
Mornin Hazel, I'm on my way for some danish. Sounds good. Whats on eveyones agenda for the Labor day weekend?


August 30, 2001 - Msg 1954: Morning, everyone. Must have slept in today. We're going up to Washington this weekend, Asa. That's STATE, not DC. - Hazel

August 30, 2001 - Msg 1955: Good Morning Porch - Have a grand day in Mayberry!

August 30, 2001 - Msg 1956: Hey Mavis, nearly every time we hear from you it's a message with an ironing board in it. Is that secret code or have you never heard of permanent press.
Mrs. Wiley, I am feeling tolerable well. I hate to exercise, but I must admit that those exercises are helping a bit.
Well, I am just plum tickled about my labor day plans. My darling boys will be here from Michigan and I have my first fiddle lesson tomorrow. Maybe Emory and I can play a fiddle duet, if we can play a song where I only have one note. I'm 'bout
to drive my hubby to drink just playing around on it, but Little Opie really has a knack for the fiddle.
I think I will buy Little Charlene (the neice) a tamborine so she can join in on the music. She does love music, but her real love is the ballet.
Hello to all my porch sitting friends. Hope you have a wonderful labor (free) day on Monday.
Fun Girl

August 30, 2001 - Msg 1957: Old enough for toilet training,
Old enough for music. FG

August 30, 2001 - Msg 1958: Hey FG - I am done with that toilet training stuff...shoot my boys were rocking to the beat of the church organ before they were born. You should hear the oldest one (age 4) sing Devil Went Down to Georgia or our favorite - I am a Man of Constant Sorrow by the Soggy Bottom Boys!
School is wearing me out - I think it is the 4:45 - 5:00 mornings. I have 6 resource students at all different levels and then I commence to traveling from school to school.
By the way FG - our high school team played yours on Friday night. How many water breaks do your boys need? We got smoked - we were not pleased. I think it is good we don't talk high school football.
Asa did you used to play football? With all that chicken throwing and leg o' lamb throwing. . .well I just figured you was one of them halfbacks or fullbacks or something.
Well - take care you all.

August 30, 2001 - Msg 1959: Good Afternoon Porch ...

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August 30, 2001 - Msg 1960: Evenin' porch. Nice night to rock and look at the stars.

August 30, 2001 - Msg 1961: Hey Homemaker, Lord you a sight for sore eyes. Little Opie loves Devil Went Down to Georgia. He used to not like music much at all, but for the last year and a half he has really started to enjoy it. Well homemaker, I must be truthful and say that I have never been a great fan of football. If you were to bring up basketball, that might rise my blood pressure a little bit, but I think that those we love and cherish are far more important than sports or rivalries.

I do not know much about the sports in this town, but I sure have been blessed with wonderful friends and with work which I truly enjoy.
My first violin lesson is tomorrow and I am very excited.
Looks like I am surrounded by blessings on all sides.
Fun Girl

(tee hee) Do you reckon that they are related?

August 30, 2001 - Msg 1963: Fun Girl and Homemaker, did you watch the Andy last night? It was the one where Opies front teeth were missing and he asked Barney: Do you want me to "thing a thong", (for sing a song). I think you two and all your talented families should get together and "thing a thong"!
Good to hear from you both. - Hazel

August 31, 2001 - Msg 1964: Good Morning Mayberry!!! -- Floyd

August 31, 2001 - Msg 1965: It's Friday. We just about got her whipped. And a long holiday weekend staring us in the face.
I did play some football in High school Homemaker, but alas, my heart was big but my body wasn't big enough. At 6 feet tall and 140 pounds there just wasn't enough of me to play. Couldn't put on weight to save me either. (wish I still had that problem) So I am resigned to playing pasture pool, and weeding Hazel's garden. I am considering going pro. I think I have the talent to do well. And being in a different city every weekend sounds kinda fun. There is never going to be a shortage of gardens needing weeding.
Have a nice trip to Washington Hazel. Drive safely and bring me back some apples.
I hope everyone has a great and safe weekend.


August 31, 2001 - Msg 1966: Morning, porch. Yes, we made it to Friday. We're leaving on our trip after work tonight, Asa. I'll bring you back some apples, maybe even make you an apple pie. I might try to check in, if our kinfolk have a computer I can use. Everyone have a good weekend! I layed in some extra supplies for you, since I won't be here to cook. 2 loaves of bread, 4 pounds of hamburger, 2 dozen eggs... and and
if you try any funny business, I'll let "Al" have it.
- Hazel

August 31, 2001 - Msg 1967: Well everyone sounds chipper this morning. It's raining cats and dogs here. We have soggy bottom goats right now.
Our Labor Day plans include going to trading festival (chickens, goats, all kinds of critters) and an Amish auction and whereever else the wind blows.
Thank you Hazel for doing the shopping - I just don't seem to have time to get it done now. I do love Washington Apples (I have kin there too - Wenatchee, near Mount St. Helens, and near Seattle).
Go with that golfing thing Asa - you could be real celebrity and we can all say we knew you when you were on the porch sipping lemonade and watching fireflies.

Have a grand day!


August 31, 2001 - Msg 1968: The hubby started taking golf lessons when he was twelve to keep him out from in front of the t.v. He played in high school and loves the game still. He just got a new set of Callaways and some new golf shoes, so he is a happy man. He talks about going on the senior tour someday. My first fiddle lesson is in about three hours and I am really excited. Just wanted to check in and tell everyone hello and to have a good weekend.
Be good and take care of yourselves.
Fun Girl

August 31, 2001 - Msg 1969: Hey porch, I'm going to go down to Wallys & get a soda. Never know what new flavor he'll have. Then I'll go home & watch tv.

August 31, 2001 - Msg 1970: Hey, I'll go down to Wally's for a bottle a pop with ya. I got a mean hankering for a grape nehi.
Anyone else wanna go up town for a bottle a pop.
Fun Girl
P.S. Maybe have a little cashew fudge or some brownies with walnuts and pecans.

August 31, 2001 - Msg 1971: Oh forgot to say, I just got back from my first violin lesson. It ain't gonna be easy but everything beautiful takes time and effort. Just hope that some day I can make beautiful music on it. Right now it just seems like alot of rules and no music. F.G.

August 31, 2001 - Msg 1972: Howdy Porch, lots to read here! Hazel, hope ya have a nice safe trip - "happy motoring!". Everything's ok here...just really busy at work. They got a new espresso machine - a gift from a client. I'll bet we did more work this week than the last 3 weeks combined! Surprising what a little 'jolt' in the afternoon will do for a slender high-spirited staff.

FG, I'll have a lil cashew fudge - maybe watch one of them doctor shows with ya. I played the violin in 3rd grade - didn't have the patience to learn to read the music. I'll bet your darlin' ones can't wait to have you join in on "Soggy Bottom Blues".

Prayers for all that needs them! ~Mrs. Wiley

August 31, 2001 - Msg 1973: Permanent press? What's that FG I was talking about puttin the ironing board between 2 chairs, don't you know that's adventure sleeping? Where you been lady? LOL I'll be heading to Myrtle Beach for the labor day WEEK with my significant other, we need it badly! Been so busy at work can't see straight, or was that Asa hitting me with a leg o lamb that caused me not to see straight? I just wish he was there with that leg o lamb when Cujo tried to take my hand off. LOL
Better go for the night, I will check in before we leave for the beach. Hey to all of thems that I didn't mention.
Nite Porch
I come to fill my vase

August 31, 2001 - Msg 1974: Goodbye everyone! I'm leaving on my trip to my cousins now. You don't know him and he aint got a phone so if I were you I'd just forget the whole thing... - Hazel

would you just go?

August 31, 2001 - Msg 1975: Hey TAGS fans! I'm AngeFan. I'm new. Mind if I join you? What's up around here? I ain't done
much around here today. Did anybody go to The Nashville Cast Reunion? I'm sure you had a good time if you did. 'Bout time for me to go. Talk to you soon- AngeFan

September 01, 2001 - Msg 1976: Good Morning Porch ... and a Great Big Mayberry Welcome to AngeFan. Maybe we can make her the "Guest of Honor". You it up big!! Put a banner up over Main St, all the merchants can kick in some prizes, we can present AngeFan with a "key to the city".

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September 01, 2001 - Msg 1977: Hey!! That's just what I was thinking!!

September 01, 2001 - Msg 1978: Oooops ... I just re-read MY post about welcoming AngeFan. I don't know why I presumed that "AngeFan" was/is a "her". My apologies for presuming.

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September 01, 2001 - Msg 1979: Thanks. I'm honord to be a citizen for a day. Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm sure I will enjoy my time on the front porch------AngeFan
PS. I am a male.

September 01, 2001 - Msg 1980: Welcome, Welcome to AngeFan! We're just so glad to see ya. Little Konner is learningon the guitar,
Go Tell it on the Mountain." He plays and sings it so well. We are having a cookout this evening with all the family. The darling boys and Charlene are coming over and I imagine there will be music. Got time to eat, got time for music. Sorry Mavis, I didn't reckon you for the type to do that wild adventure sleeping. I figured you were doing lots of ironing. You are really a wild woman. Did you get that way when you went to visit Mt. Pilot, or Raleigh? Hello to everyone on the porch. Hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
Fun Girl

September 01, 2001 - Msg 1981: Hey Fun Girl I ain't telling how I got that way, a girl's gotta keep a few secrets ya know! Just wanted to let ya'll know we are heading to the beach this evening so don't worry if ya don't hear from me for a week. Don't fix no extry prune danish for me either Hazel I won't be here to eat em. I will holler at ya'll when I get back. Until then, ya'll act like somebody now, ya hear?

September 01, 2001 - Msg 1982: Mavis, I hope you have a great time at the beach.
I've been to the beach a couple times this year on buisness trips. Fun Girl, Have a good evening
with the Darlings. Oh yeah, tell Mr. Darling goober says, "Hey!"...~AngeFan

September 01, 2001 - Msg 1983: Mavis, I hope you have a great time at the beach.
I've been to the beach a couple times this year on buisness trips. Fun Girl, Have a good evening
with the Darlings. Oh yeah, tell Mr. Darling goober says, "Hey!"...~AngeFan

September 01, 2001 - Msg 1984: Andy I'll take the squad car to give it a lube job. Have it back at dinner. Then we'll have lunch at the diner