September 01, 2001 - Msg 1985: Hello and welcome AngeFan. Hi Q-man.
Homemaker, my hubby has kin in Wenatchee too ! Small world. Heard it was mighty smokey and some ash falling when the fires were so bad.
Hope everyone has a good Labor Day weekend. We shopped today and took pizza to Mama's. Tomorrow and Monday we plan to clean house. In 12 days my uncle comes from California and I've let my house get so messy.
I used to play the guitar a little. My Daddy taught me, then I got all "Vain" and let my nails grow long and wouldn't play with him and now I can't, 'cause he is gone, playing 9 years in heaven now. Since then, I've had a bad wrist injury and really can't chord the notes too well. But I enjoy listening.
Miss Ellie
"Barney, it goes like this. You get a line and I'll get a pole, honey..." That Opie could sing.

September 02, 2001 - Msg 1986: Good Sabbath Porch! And welcome to AngeFan and Q-man.

You know, prayers really do get heard! Maybe not answered the way you wanted, and maybe not in the time frame you needed, but they ARE heard! I have a day job that just went full time (thank goodness). A woman recently on her own needs all the financial support she can get. Well, last week a friend of mine that owns a chain of restaurants asked me to whip up an advertising campaign for her! YES! I landed a real P-A-Y-I-N-G account! Thank you Lord!! Also I've been in a 1 br. apartment with almost no furniture. Then last week durring the big move from Tampa to Clearwater, the boss GAVE me a leather sofa and a dining room set! Lawwwwd, it just don't git any better than this.

So in thanksgiving, I'm whippin' up breakfast today:
Eggs any way you like em, grits, biscuts, gravy, "MEAT", and the coffe is simmering.

Y'all come now, ya hear? ~Mrs. Wiley

September 02, 2001 - Msg 1987: oops, that's coffeE.

September 02, 2001 - Msg 1988: Good Sabbath Porch...

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September 02, 2001 - Msg 1989: Is everybody having a good Sunday? I am. I went to church today. Our preacher's sermons isn't "Dry as dust." He can preach very good. The choir was great. I'm
really thankful that Barney is not in it. You know Barney can't sing, "A LICK." Well, I think I'm going to go help Aunt Bee fix that Homade Icecream. See ya'---AngeFan

September 02, 2001 - Msg 1990: hi everone hope you haven't forgot about me! goober says hey!

September 02, 2001 - Msg 1991: hi everone hope you haven't forgot about me! goober says hey! oh yhea it's craig515

September 02, 2001 - Msg 1992: Hello to everyone from Frankie Flint. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

September 02, 2001 - Msg 1993: Hey everbody, Happy Labor Day, hear Weaver's is havin' a mighty fine sale this weekend! Friend of mine dropped by and since I'm makin' a baby scrapbook for her, she brought me a copy of the birth certificate and foot prints, ain't that sweet. I'm workin' down at the hospital tomorrow, they don't close on the holidays, y'know! Aunt Bee's callin' me to help with those dishes, so's I best get goin'. She'll be madder that a wet hen if'n I don't! Robin in TN

September 02, 2001 - Msg 1994: Went to the Wal-Mart and got us some new fish today. We named them (what else) Andy, Barney, Aunt Bee, Opie, Helen, Thelma Lou, Floyd, Goober and Gomer. We are mighty glad to have these new additions to our family. Feels more like Mayberry around here already.
Fun Girl

September 02, 2001 - Msg 1995: Hey thats great Fun Girl.
Frankie Flint

September 03, 2001 - Msg 1996: Happy Birthday this weekend to Myra Koonce, and MPO. Celebreate in high Mayberry style!

September 03, 2001 - Msg 1997: Happy Labor Day!---AngeFan

September 03, 2001 - Msg 1998: Err... *Sings A capella* A capella, a capella...

September 03, 2001 - Msg 1999: Hey FG, that's real neat! Wouldn't it be cool to have a little porcelin squad car for the fish tank? ~Mrs. Wiley

September 03, 2001 - Msg 2000: I love this web site. It brings back so many great memories of my childhood and the way life should be with families.
Jane A

September 03, 2001 - Msg 2001: Hey Mrs. Wiley, that's a novel idea, just a novel idea about squad car for our fish tank. Maybe you should go into business makin' em. I was gonna name one of the fish Otis, but the water in our tank is "unleaded" and I'm sure that Otis would get tired of that after a while. Well how did everyone's holiday weekend go? I had a wonderful time with the darling boys and Charlene. She will start ballet lessons in the fall and is all excited about that, but like a true darling, the child has music in her blood. She played a little fiddle too while she was here and Konner shared "Go Tell It on the Mountain" with our congregation. I was mighty proud, but not too much so. You know the good book says "Pride goeth before a fall."
I got a hankering for some good egg salad. Does anyone out there make extry good egg salad? I'd like a sandwich and a big cold glass of sweet tea.
Doesn't that sound good?
Well I will run for now and make lunches and lay out some clothes for Little Opie to wear to school tomorrow. Let us hear about ya'll's holiday weekend.
Fun Girl

September 03, 2001 - Msg 2002: Happy birthday to MPO and Myra Koonce! Hope you guys had a wonderful celebration.

September 03, 2001 - Msg 2003: Howdy, folks! I'm just so glad we have this ol' porch to visit now and then. Mavis, I wish I could bring my little Sugarplum to you. She wouldn't bite - if you pull her hair she just whips her little face around and lays her closed muzzle against your hand! I just know you could make her look gorgeous. I do my best, and it's pretty good, but I'm strictly an amateur.
Fun Girl, how'd the fiddle lesson go? You'll have to play for us very soon!
Folks, I'm about to have a spell over this DSL thing. When Internet America parted company with Covad/Verizon, all of us DSL customers supposedly got "migrated" to Earthlink/Mindspring. I duly registered, did all they asked, and was supposed to have my service switched over "seamlessly" on 8/10. Well, I still don't have DSL and no one seems to be able to help. One very kind tech has tried so hard, but still it doesn't work. Anyone have any ideas, suggestions, alternatives?? I'd be mighty grateful - might even bake you a lemon pie. Rafe, you're from my neck of the woods. Do you have a DSL, and if so, who is it? What I really want is AT&T Broadband - they're my cable TV provider, but they don't offer DSL here yet. Drat and double drat.

"And take that gun outta yore mouth!"

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2004: Hey to the porch - 1996 and 2002, thanks for the good wishes!

Happy Birthday to Jennie Boone!

Milton P. Oliver
"You know how I feel about fuss and falderal. Lord knows the job itself is reward enough."

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2005: Good Morning everyone. - Hazel

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2006: Hello Everyone. . .I sure miss not having my computer at home. I feel so out of sync with ya'll. It was a busy weekend - going to trading days and the Amish auction plus clearing weeds and all of that good stuff that comes with rural living.
I sure do miss keeping up with ya'll . . .I hope to be up and running soonly!


September 04, 2001 - Msg 2007: A big HEY to the porch!
Sp00ky Benson

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2008: So no one has a special secret recipe for egg salad? Come on folks, with as many picnicin' folks as there are in Mayberry, you can't tell me that not a one of you has a extry special recipe for egg salad? Fiddle lessons are pretty good. I am getting the note part pretty good, but when it comes to bowing, it don't sound quite as purty as my darling boys. But I have only had one lesson. I need to keep that in mind.

Anyone else's allergies acting up lately? Me and Opie are purty near miserable. I think we need some of that there sniffling, sneezing, coughing,
aching,stuffy head,fever so you can rest medicine.

Fun Girl

"Barney you beat everything, you know that!"

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2009: Thank you MPO. I'm in good company with Earnest T. Bass, and Paul Harvey. And the very same week as YOU, Myra and MaryGrace. I hope ya'll celebrated BIG!

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2010: Happy birthday to Jennie Boone! Hope that black hearted buzzard treats you extry special today. Throw a glass or two in celebration.

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2011: Happy Birthday MPO, fishwifejenniboone and Myra!

FG, I'd love to get back into pottery! If I can find a pre-made squad car I'll pain it up proper and definately send one your way! We have a store here where you can buy raw pottery and paint it yourself - they have a kiln. By the way - check with Dr. Mom before you start taking that Nyquil! I hear it's as powerful as Granny's tonic (oops, wrong show).

~Mrs. Wiley

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2012: Hey to ya Mrs. Wiley! I've also heard that it's
as powerful as Colonel Harvey's Elixir. If I start playing "Toot Toot Tootsie" on the fiddle and you can tell what song it is, you know it's some powerful stuff. Hey maybe I could try that for my next lesson and it would help my playing.
Course, it couldn't hurt none! Let me know if you find a squad car for the fish tank. That would be just too cute! Glad to hear about all the blessings the Lord has heaped upon you. They say He is ready to give exceedingly abundantly more
than we could think or ask.

I am just so tickled to hear from Homemaker. Glad you had a special weekend. Hope your computer is up and running real soon. We miss you posting here every day.

Now where did Asa get off to? Did he hit a golf ball through the wrong person's window and now he's pushing up daisies? Asa if you are around, give us a holler and let us know that you are alright. And Mavis? Where is dear sweet Mavis? If you are ailing Mavis and you need me to pitch in and help out around the house, let me know. You were so kind to help me when my leg was actin' up.
I can't do no puppy grooming though as I am allergic to animal hair. That explains why we got a tank full of fish as pets.
Good Evening to All!
Fun Girl

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2013: Mavis took off to the beach, Fun Girl.

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2014: Hey Fun Girl....a good egg salad has eggs, onions,minced celery and Mayo. Works for us.

Bertha Snodgrass

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2015: A BIG HEY to the porch!
Frankie Flint

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2016: Hey Bertha, I just may have to make up a batch of your "secret recipe" egg salad. That sounds mighty good right about now. Did I get Mavis' job right or is Hazel the puppy groomer. I am really confused. I hope somebody is having a good time at the beach. Hello to Frankie Flint! How's the weather in you neck of the woods? It's hot
here, darned hot. "You know everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it. You know who said that? GROVER CLEVELAND!"
(Ha! Ha! I just crack myself up)

Good night to all!
Fun Girl

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2017: Fun Girl, I just put chopped boiled eggs, Best Foods mayonaise (NOT miracle whip) and mustard and salt & pepper in my egg salad. I think it tastes pretty good. Sorry to hear about your alergies. I got em too... I'm with you, wondering where Asa is. I don't know why he makes me worry so. I guess we just have to look after the durn kid... - Hazel

September 04, 2001 - Msg 2018: HiALL Mavis stay away from the water at the beach becaues you donot what to be peat forthe fish.
Just a little boy
He stands at the plate with
heart pounding fast.
the bases are loaded; the die
has been cast,
mon and dad cannot help
him he stands all alone.
a hit at this moment would
send the team home.
the ball meets the plate; he
swings and he misses.
theres a groan from the
crowd, with some boos and
some hisses.
a thoughtless voice cries:
strike out the bum!
tears fill his eyes; the game's
no longer fun.
so open your heart and give
him a break.
for it's moments like this, a
man you can make.
keep this in mind when you
hear someone forget.
he's just a little boy and not a
man yet.

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2019: Hey folks, today is my 9th wedding anniversary!! It's been great so far!!! My lovely wife Jan is a wonderful woman...of course you folks knew else could she put up with me. :-)

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2020: Good mornin porch. Congrats on your anniversary Floyd. May you have many more. I just hope your'e better at marriage than you are at sideburns. LOL.
Thanks for thinking of me Fun Girl and Hazel. My computer went down on me Friday night, and we have been trying to get it working ever since. I'm using my work computer right now.
Hope all had a good weekend. Looks like we have some new posters amongst us. Welcome everyone.
How was Washington Hazel? Maybe you can bake us an apple pie with some of them apples.


September 05, 2001 - Msg 2021: Happy Aniversary Floyd! Now, how 'bout playin that Anniversary Waltz? (Naw Pa, that'n makes me cry!).

Tom, that's such a sweet poem - many thanks. ~Mrs. Wiley

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2022: Good Morning Porch...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FLOYD!

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September 05, 2001 - Msg 2023: Happy Anniversary Floyd:-) Your wife must be special to let you visit so frequently on the porch!
Fun Girl I use a combination of miracle whip, sugar, vinagar, and celery seed for my dressing on potato salad and slaw. It is dandy! Don't know why it wouldn't work for egg salad. I also love Marzetti cole slaw dressing on egg salad and deviled eggs. It has to be the original - the light stuff is not for me. That may be why I look like Big Maude!

Asa, you and me need to get together on this computer thing! I am using the one at work too.

In fact - I gotta go get kids off the bus!



September 05, 2001 - Msg 2024: Happy anniversary, Floyd! I celebrated my 25th yesterday. (I was a child bride.)Celebrated by myself tho 'cause my husband was working the 3-11 shift. :-( Hope you and Jan have many, many more!

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2025: Hello to all! This week has been really a busy one and I haven't been as faithful with my physical therapy exercises as I should have been, but my fiddle playing is coming along right nicely. We have swimming lessons tonight. Little Opie and Johnny Paul Jason sign up together so they won't have to be in the class with the little kids. HEY FLOYD, you and Jan do something special tonight. Take her to Mt. Pilot for Italian. Make reservations at MORELLI'S. It's a mighty charming spot.
Fun Girl

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2026: Morelli's. She'd love it. Just love it!

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2027: fonts off? ~Mrs. Wiley

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2028: Happy Anniversary, Floyd! If you do take the wife to Morelli's, remember to tip. Them gypsies are moody. - Hazel

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2029: Oh, Asa, almost forgot! Washington was good. Only a few mishaps. ROAD CONSTRUCTION. Then I went out to get something out of the truck when we were stopped at a restaurant, and locked the keys inside. Which did not make the husband too happy. (He's moody, like gypsies). All in all it was a good trip. I didn't get to bring back any apples for you. I'm sorry. I did pick about a hundred tomatoes from my garden though, when I got home Monday. Maybe I'll make you a tomatoe pie? - Hazel

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2030: Happy Anniversary Floyd and Jan !
Happy Belated Birthday to MPO and his lovely wife Myra, and also a belated Happy Birthday to Jennie !
I might be late, but I'm sincere.
All this food talk is making me hungry.
I'll have toast with butter and jelly, with coffee for anyone who wants to stop by Walker's Drugstore in the morning for breakfast. I know it ain't much, but Uncle Fred is taking the week off and I have to run the store and pharmacy and soda fountain all by myself. Even got some honey to go on that toast if you like. Or cheese slices.
ain't it bad about those shark attacks. I'm sure Mavis has heard about them and will only stick her big toe in the water like I did a few weeks back.
So good to see some old timers coming in to visit. Keep coming by. The Porch is never full enough.
beautiful day here.
Miss Ellie

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2031: Hey To The Porch!!!Great to see everyone still posting and to see some new names. NumberThree

September 05, 2001 - Msg 2032: Have a great Mayberry Day Porch!
Frankie Flint

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2033: hey to the porch and Miss Ellie...that's you Miss Ellie, sincere behind the eyes....


September 06, 2001 - Msg 2034: Good morning all you porch sitters out there. We had a storm blow in last night and it really blew. Also knocked the temps down about 25 degree's. It was 92 yesterday, they say it will only get into the mid 60's today. Fall is on the door step me thinks. You best keep after them exercises F.G. or else you'll be fiddlin with a limp. We don't want that fer ya.
I think I'll let that tomatoe pie slide on by Hazel. Not that it would'nt be great, but I've been eatin so many maters lately, I need a change of pace. I might could even go for a prune pie.
Well I better get to work now. I hope eveyone has a super day out there.


September 06, 2001 - Msg 2035: Good Morning Jelsik. Good Morning Asa. Good Morning to ALL the "Porchers".

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2036: Ooops...Those "Good Morning"'s were from me.

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September 06, 2001 - Msg 2037: Morning Asa, A Cappella, Jelsik and everyone. Our temps have dropped too, Asa. Been raining day and night here. (In Boise) I hate to see summer be gone, but that's the way it goes. I think Calvin Coolidge may have said something along that line. - Hazel

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2038: Yep Hazel, I think that was Calvin Coolidge that remarked about the weather. Hope cooler weather comes our way. Lord, those playgrounds get hot in the middle of the day. I am not a pleasant person to be around when I am hot. I get down right mean.
Fun Girl

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2039: Mornin Porch! Yes, it's a beautiful day in Mayberry! ~Mrs. Wiley

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2040: Asa and Hazel: I envy your nice coolish temps. I can't wait for fall - although in Florida, our winter is like a mild fall and it only lasts 2 weeks. Why, I'd LIKE to see some cool weather!

~Mrs. Wiley
"I'd LIKE to see a bat!"

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2041: That settles it then Mrs. Wiley. I'll be coming for an extended visit from November 1st till March 1st. I better pack my clubs. How about it Hazel. Don't winter there sound better than Boise?


September 06, 2001 - Msg 2042: Howdy, all! Here I am, enjoying my newly-established DSL line. Once again, it has been proven that not only should one "call the man", but it needs to be the "right man". I think I've been talking to Gomer, and he just didn't know how to fix things. Finally got the right person, and he had things up and running in about five minutes. This after literally hours and hours talking to techs on the phone.
Hope everyone is feelin' fine. Things are going pretty well around here - would like to ask for your prayers, though. I'm having a stress test tomorrow, not expecting any problems, but a little prayer might be a good thing. At my age, you never know, and I did just recently find out that I'm diabetic, so that's another risk factor. I feel fine, considering I'm older than dirt, and that's a big blessing.
We're still getting TAGS every weekday afternoon, four (count 'em, four) eps back-to-back, from 1 to 3pm. Now there's a blessing if ever I saw one! Saw Opie the Birdman yesterday. One of my true favorites. Well, have a good evening, everyone.--Romeena

"The cage sure looks empty, don't it, Pa?"
"Yes, it does, but don't the trees seem nice and full?"

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2043: Hey Porchsters, Just got some exciting news! We have a Fall Follage Festival in October every year with a parade on Sunday. This year guess, just guess who the grand marshall is gonna be. Let me give you a hint. JUDY JUDY JUDY! That's right our own GOOBER! Hubby, Little Opie and I are so excited about this. We are thinking of going to the mayors breakfast just so we can meet him. Mayor "Stoner", he just ain't one of our favorite people, but to shake Goober's hand, I reckon I'd pay to have breakfast and do that.

Romeena, the Lord surely has blessed you. Four episodes back to back. That seems to good to be true.

Asa, you sure talk like one of them medical types with all your talk about keeping up on the exercises. What do you do for a living anyways?
You a doctor, or therapist or something like that.
Or are you speaking from experience?

I sure hope that our Mavis has steered clear of those shark infested waters during her stay at the beach.

Have a pleasant evening.
Fun Girl

Opie to Thelma Lou, "Hey your lucky. Play your cards right and I'll let you walk home with me."

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2044: O.K. It's settled then. We're spending the winter at Mrs. Wileys. No more sidewalks and driveways to shovel, no slick roads... I can handle that. You sure you got enough room for us, Mrs. Wiley? I don't mind sleeping on the ironin board. Just hope my back don't go out. - Hazel

"I seen temptation coming, but it seen me coming too."

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2045: Hello Porch! Frankie Flint

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2046: I'm a long time mayberry fan
would love to become part of the town
NOname please help

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2047: OK how about this
doodele doo

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2048: thats just fine !!
I better head on bck to raghlie

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2049: Romeena, may your stress test be great. I'm sorry to hear you are diabetic. God bless you.
Welcome newcomers.
Hey Frankie Flint.
So good to see so much posting.
Mrs. Wiley, I'm coming to spend the winter with you too. Hope you got a big house to accomodate all of us'ins.
N.Carolina doesn't have that bad of winters usually, but when the temperature gets below 65, I get cold.
Breakfast tomorrow at Walker's Drugstore, bacon and scrambled eggs on toast, coffee. come on by.
Miss Ellie
"I just came in for some foot powder." (Barney)

September 06, 2001 - Msg 2050: Dear No Name: (Msg. 2046) Welcome to the porch! You don't need any help gettin on here, you're already here. We welcome all Mayberry fans. - Hazel

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2051: Mornin' porch. I just took the key from above the door to the drugstore and let myself in, Miss Ellie, since you wasn't up yet. I've got the eggs started. - Hazel

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2052: Make mine over medium would you Hazel? I'm on my way. Nice of Miss Ellie to invite us over like this. Even nicer of Mrs. Wiley to invite everyone over to her place for the winter. Well, I reckon we kinda invited ourselves over... But she didn't say no so I reckon we are good to go.
Sure hope your stress test goes o.k. Romeena. I'm sure all will be well with you.
I'm getting worried about Mavis also. She better post soon or we'll have to put old Blue on the hunt.
Hey Fun Girl. I don't have no medical degree, although I did like to play doctor when I was a youngun. I guess I'm kind of a fitness freak. I love to run long distance, and when you do much of that you become well aquainted with all types of aches and pains. And your physical therapist becomes your good buddy. I am an electrical contractor in real life, when I aint weeding Hazels garden.
And hello to Fankie Flint. Pull up a chair and chat for a while.
And this weather is wild. Two days ago we were in the mid 90"s. Yesterday it only got up to 58. And they are saying snow above 8000 feet. The sun ain't up yet so I can't see the moutains but it sure is cool enough this morning that it could have.We are at 38 degrees right now. Better gt out them long johns. I better get to work. Eveyone have a good day.


September 07, 2001 - Msg 2053: Good Morning Hazel. Good Morning Asa. Have a nice day Porchsitters.

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September 07, 2001 - Msg 2054: Good morning Porch Pals! My apartment is about the size of the Darling's House, but they slept plenty of folks. You're all welcome to visit a spell - got a nice pool, clise to what they call "The Redneck Riviera" (a place where you can pull off the road and swim/fish in the bay), and not too far from beautiful gulf beaches. Although we do have a bit of red tide going on now - dead fish on the beach -PU! But lost of hot, hot, hot weather. "You'd love it, just love it!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"Y'all come now, ya hear?"

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2055: dang, my spelling: "close" and "lots".

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2056: Well Mrs. Wiley, I think I will just visit you on the porch in the afternoons this winter. The inlaws have a couple of them time share condos in FLA so I'll stay there. That way Hazel will have more room. . .with her back and all. Poor dear!

It is very stormy and muggy here. It is suppose to cool down with all that Canadian air this next week. Looks like fall will be here soon. It will be nice spending time in the woods and seeing the changing colors. Indiana is the place to be in the fall. We got color!

Hey Fun Girl - did you get the egg salad finished. We had tuna salad yesterday here at school. . .mmmm good. They also make the best homemade cinnamon rolls and donuts. No Dolly Madison here. It is the real stuff!

It is nice to see all the new people visiting the porch. This place has become lively - I tell you it is our magnificent personalities and our winning smiles.

Have a wonderful week-end.


A Cappella - when are you going to sing for us!??

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2057: I always did think Indiana folks were very 'colorful'! ~Mrs. Wiley

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2058: Well I haven't got my egg salad made yet cause I'm in a lasagna cookoff tomorrow night so I'm a workin' on that. Had violin lesson #2 today and she said I'm coming along fine, just fine. Actually she said that most people she teaches take about three months to get to where I'm at, but you all know I am far to modest to toot my own horn. (tee hee)

I hope the weather cools off here soon. It was hotter than blue blazes today on that playground. I am so thankful for good friends here on the porch and at work too. I work with some wonderful people and ain't friendship a wonderful thing?

This time next week I will be with my darling boys. Maybe we can fiddle up a storm by then. I'll let you all know how the lasagna cookoff comes out. I'm pulling out the big guns and going for the prize.

Have a Mayberry kind of weekend.
Fun Girl

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2059: Howdy Porch!!! I'm Home!!! Just wanted to post real quick to let ya'll know I didn't get eat by no shark, & yes Miss Ellie I only stuck my toes in the water. I didn't want to be a dead hero!
More later, got to do a lot of stuff here now that we are home!
I sure missed you guys!
them sharks...I mean carps... are mean

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2060: Yea! Mavis is home! We surely did miss you, we surely did. - Hazel

Barney: All right, gas it up, chickee baby.

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2061: Rest in Peace-my favorite Cajun, Justin Wilson, age 87.
Miss Ellie

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2062: Howdy, folks! Sorry about our Cajun friend, Joos-tain Wilson. He was one of my husband's favorites.
Stress test went fine, thank you, but can't say the same about the echocardiogram. Shows that the muscle wall between two chambers is fairly rigid, doesn't help with pumping like it should. Dr. says it may be the result of a heart attack I didn't even know I had. So, a catheterization is being scheduled to take a closer look. Not too happy about it, but so be it. Prayers, please.
Saw the motorcycle episode today. Honestly, when Barney puts those goggles on, and plops that helmet on his head, I just about fall out laughing. He looks like some kind of a bug! And don't you just love Andy's good-natured response when the fellas disconnected the sidecar? Andy just laughed it off, but Barney (of course) is livid. Too funny!
My granddaughter is familiar with Gomer, both from TAGS and Gomer Pyle USMC, but she had never heard him sing. I played a CD of his for her, and she just couldn't believe that beautiful, powerful voice belongs to Gomer!
Mavis, glad you're back, and glad you had the smarts not to be shark-bait. You must have thunk under your bucket on the way to the beach.
Have a great weekend, friends.--Romeena

"Go on out to Highway 6 and see if you can spot a green hat with pink flowers."

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2063: Romeena I'm sorry to hear you are ailin' hope it goes well for you. My worst half had to have that done last year & it worried me to death. Nope I didn't take a think under the bucket, the worst half went fishing on the Cherry Grove Pier for 2 days & seeing a 9 ft Hammer Head Shark & a 6 foot Dusky shark AND a 4 foot Sand shark from the Pier was enough to make me stay out of the ocean! LOL It was a nice place tho. Cherry Grove Pier I had a good time (when it weren't raining that is) well off to bed for me, it's sure good to be back home on the porch.

September 07, 2001 - Msg 2064: Well Mavis, we are sure glad that you are home and you didn't get et by no sharks. Did you do any adventure sleeping while you were gone. I want you to know that Hazel is a plain wild woman with her ironing board and all her adventure sleeping. I never would have thunk it of her. Would you? I thought that we were gonna have to put cow bells around you and Asa's necks so we can keep track of you, but we are glad that you both turned up.

Romeena, sorry to hear about your test results. You will be in our prayers. I guess we should thank the Lord that them there doctors have the knowledge to find things like that and then correct them.

I'm heading off for bed now. Sweet dreams to all.
Fun Girl

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2065: Time to get up, everyone. It's 9:00 a.m. Lots to do today. Mow the grass, clean the kitchen, wash the winders, scrub the floor, chop the wood. - Hazel

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2066: Ok. It's 2:15 p.m. now. Where is everyone? Did you change the meeting place again? - Hazel

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2067: I don't know. What do you want to do today, Hazel? Oh, I thought I'd just sit here in my rocking chair and talk to myself, Hazel

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2068: Gomer? Gomer? Gome?

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2069: "Welcome sweet springtime we greet thee in song.
Murmurs of gladness fall on the ear..."

Somebody hit a sour note?

(I've taken to singing to myself now)
- Hazel

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2070: Hazel? Hazel? Haze?

A Cappella

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2071: I'm right 'chere, A Cappella! A friend at last! - Hazel

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2072: 7:13 p.m. Mountain Time
Dear Diary:
Today I tried to talk to my friends on the porch. But no one would talk to me (except for A Cappella; and that was after 6:00 p.m.). I've been trying to think how I might have made everyone mad. At the last garden club meeting, I was real nice to Lillian; said her meatballs were tasty, and I even choked down two of em. (had to spit em in the bushes later). And I told everyone how nice their veggies looked (even when I thought my tomatoes and cucumbers were way better looking). I was real mannerized. I wasn't rude to anyone, except maybe Asa, but he always forgives me. I just can't figure it...
Respectfully submitted,

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2073: Dear Hazel as far as I know nobody's mad at nobody, maybe they all just went out to enjoy some of the last of summer or something. didn't you hear them katydids hollerin? They may all be down at the duck pond or something.
Anyways, I'm here, so we can rock on the porch together, maybe go down to the fillin station & get a bottle of pop.

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2074: Goodnight everyone. Sorry, Hazel, not many folks were around. I had my computer unplugged while my husband cleaned the carpet. I just got it hooked back up about 9pm. He decided to rearrange the furniture, but some places the carpet ain't quite dry so it stil isn't back together. He did most of the work and I'm tired. Supervising is a difficult job.
Romeena, I pray your cardiac catherization will go well and that God touches your muscle wall and heals it. You are a precious person and I sure don't want you in any bad health.
Hugs for Sugarplum and keep a few for yourself.
Mavis, glad you are home all in one piece.
Miss Ellie

September 08, 2001 - Msg 2075: Night Porch!
any old tramps down there?

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2076: Mornin Porch, Hazel you and your diary are a HOOT! At least A Capella was there for awhile (or should I call him "Ah"?) I had lots of chores to do before Sabbath (no tradin' on Sabbath ya know) so that's why I didn't check in. I had to collect up money as quarterly taxes are due next week.

Romeena, you poor dear! I'll pray for your health, you just take it easy and keep thinkin' about Barney and his sickle. Keeping a laugh in your heart is mighty powerful! (I always thought he looked like Yertle the Turtle with his helmet and goggles)

Miss Ellie, there's nothin like a freshly cleaned carpet, is there? 'ceptin maybe having a husband to do the heavy lifting. Glad the computer is all back in one piece. Mavis, welcome home! Glad you were too smart for them sharks. Oh, and Asa, I saw something yesterday that you MUST get for your car: it's a decal with half a golf ball on it. You stick it on your car window, and dern if it doesn't look just like someone hit a ball and broke your window, and left the ball stuck in the glass! It's you, Asa!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"Anyone for some nice fried chicken? Just put up your hands...I mean hands up...I mean..."

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2077: Good Sabbath everyone. I'm going to start packing for our trip east to Mayberry Days today!

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2078: Good Sabbath my dear porch friends. How could anyone be mad at you Hazel? You're to durn sweet.
If I could impose on you porch sitters though, for a prayer. On friday afternoon my Dad took a fall at his house and we had to rush him up to the hospital. Fortunatly he did'nt break his hip, but because he's been taking blood thinners he is bleeding internaly pretty bad. I think he is past the danger part, although his blood pressure is way low, sadly so are his spirits. He hates hospitals, and yesterday he said I wish I could just go to sleep and not wake up. He turned 84 this year and is really struggling with his inability to do the things he used to do. If you could remember us in your prayers I would be most thankful. You guys are great and I am so thankful for your friendship.
My prayers go out to you Rommena and your situation May God bless you and eveyone on the porch.


September 09, 2001 - Msg 2079: Good Sabbath Mrs. Wiley & jennieboone...Good Sabbath EVERYONE.

Another season of football is upon us ... WOO HOO !!! I tried adding "Rifle Fife" to my roster in my Fantasy Football Pool; but I couldn't find his name. "Bullet Passes" were what he was known for; I understand they STILL talk about him down at the field.

A Cappella

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2080: Prayers for your Dad Asa, God Bless him and the family. ~ Mrs. Wiley

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2081: Asa, my prayers go up for your Dad and all your family.
Hope all have a good Sabbath. It is raining here.
See you folks later...I ain't awake good.
Miss Ellie

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2082: Asa, your father is in my thoughts.

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2083: Asa, reading your post about your dad made me so sad. It's hard to see our loved ones go thru stuff like that. I hope the doctors keep on top of things and that he gets better soon. Has he lived on his own up until this? Poor guy. My thoughts are with you and your family. - Hazel

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2084: A Cappella, my son is doing that fantasy football thing too. (He's 20) This is the first time he's done it, although he's been in football pools before. Let me know how you do on that... you might end up winning big bucks. It's gona be BIG. Jennieboone, have fun at Mayberry Days! You are so lucky to get to go. Have a good trip. - Hazel

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2087: Howdy, folks! Thanks so much for your kind words and prayers. Good friends mean so much. I'm sure I'll be just fine.
Asa, I'm sorry to hear about your dad's fall and low state of mind. I understand, because my dad is 83, and says the same thing your dad said, almost every day. He's in decent health, but my mother has passed away, he misses her, he can't drive anymore, and is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. He still enjoys life, does whatever he can, passes out tons of candy to the other folks at his retirement residence, but still is ready to go whenever the Lord calls, and hopes it will be soon. He made me promise that when he does pass, I'll just say "Thank you, Lord, for answering his prayer." How can I not respect that? Besides, in another 20 years, things may look a bit different to me, too!
Mavis, I'm glad you just let the sharks swim on by. Shows good judgment, if you ask me! Sharks belong in the ocean, I don't.
Mrs. Wiley, you're absolutely right. Barney does look like Yertle the Turtle in his goggles and helmet. I've always liked little Yertle, and can't believe I hadn't picked up on that!
My Earthlink DSL woes are improving, but not fully resolved. I have at least achieved a connection (finally, after four full weeks), but it doesn't hold up. It will stay connected for a few hours, then gets lost and I have to start over. Oh, well, it could be worse. I could be sitting at a manual typewriter, typing a letter to one person at a time! Mercy, am I the only one who remembers those days? --Romeena

PS - Saw Miss Peggy on a "Gunsmoke" ep yesterday. Heard and recognized the voice first.
"Aaandyyyy, what happened to your eeeeyyyyyyeeee?"

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2088: I remember type-a-writers Romeena, and carbon paper. yuck. ~ Mrs. Wiley

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2089: Just have a minute. Won first prize in both categories at the Lasagna Cookoff last night. They had one category for red sauce and one for white. I took first place in both.

Prayers for those who need them.
Fun Girl

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2090: We had the sign up for our fall classes at church tonight. I'm leading the "Mayberry Bible Study" that you can find at and we had 30 people sign up tonight!! That's just a praise I thought I'd share with the group.

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2091: First time here on the porch. I think I'm home!!Prayers to all who need them and remember me and mine in yours.

September 09, 2001 - Msg 2092: Hi Porch, hope everyone had a nice weekend.
Frankie Flint.

September 10, 2001 - Msg 2093: Good Morning Porchters! Way to go Fun Girl! Or should we start calling you Clara Edwards? Get that photo album out and make room for all the blue ribbons!

Floyd - awesome! Our Lord be with you in your teachings!

Msg 2091 - welcome home! Mayberry is happy to have you - here's the key to the city...we'll start the tour of the bazars of Mayberry at 10:31 in front of Crowley's Market!

~ Mrs. Wiley

September 10, 2001 - Msg 2094: Well. . .things are happening here on the porch. Prayers for you and your family Asa. Although my dad is only 78, his spirits tend to sag when he is in the hospital. Prayers to you also Romeena - things will work out fine. The Lord doesn't put anymore on us than we can handle.
Mavis it is so nice to hear your writing again. I am glad that you watched out for the sharks. We didn't need you as shark bait. Or your hubby either.
Congratulations on your Bible Study Floyd. That could be one way you could drum up some more business. . .you could read a little out of the Gospel and then you could do one of them advertisement sponsorship slots (this Bible study was brought to you through the kind folks at Floyd's Barbershop). It is just a hint.
Hazel - I am sorry that no one chatted with you. My 'puter is still ailing at home. I would have chatted with you.
God Bless Cecil Bennett - the founder of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Institute in Cincinnati,Ohio. He was 88 years old and a wonderful Christian minister, Christian father, and a Christian friend.


September 10, 2001 - Msg 2095: Howdy porchsters. Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words. My Dad, after a real rough weekend is doing much better. I know that some of your powerful prayers on his behalf accounts for much of this. Your concern and expressed love is what Mayberry is all about. You folks are wonderful. Thank you so much.


September 10, 2001 - Msg 2096: We love you, Asa - and your Daddy!

September 10, 2001 - Msg 2097: I'm glad your dad is doing better, Asa. - Hazel

September 10, 2001 - Msg 2098: Hey to the porch. Floyd I just saw one of your all time great performances tonight, The Gay Deciever. That episode is a classic, you wretch you. But I still think when you had the bookie barber helping you out was your best. The look in your eyes and excitment in your voice at the prospects of a two chair barber shop is priceless.