September 10, 2001 - Msg 2099: Hazel. I didn't see you there. Thank you. He is much improved. He had to get two blood transfusion, can you believe that?


September 10, 2001 - Msg 2100: Wow. I made Floyd sweep the porch.

September 10, 2001 - Msg 2101: Hey everyone have a Mayberry Day.
Frankie Flint

September 10, 2001 - Msg 2102: Hey to Frankie Flint. You still wearing them female decorations.

September 10, 2001 - Msg 2103: Hello everyone. Well, my nectarines are "on". I think I'm gona make up a batch of nectarine crush. I hear it tastes real... well, it's sort of... oh it's just kind of...

- Hazel

September 10, 2001 - Msg 2104: What did ya do Asa threaten Floyd with a golf ball to make him sweep? How is your daddy today, he is still in my prayers & I took the liberty of having my aunt add him to her prayer list at church also if that is ok.
Off to bed for me, this tooth is still hurting me & I think I'm gonna get Andy to tie a strang to it & shut the door! LOL
Wanta her me 'thing' a 'thong'

September 10, 2001 - Msg 2105: Hey! Sorry I ain't posted a thing in a while.
I've just been so busy. How are your fish, Fun Girl?...~AngeFan

September 10, 2001 - Msg 2106: Thank you Mavis. You're a sweetie. He really had a rough weekend. His blood pressure dropped to very low levels and they had to give him some blood yesterday. I'm convinced it was the prayers of all you wonderful people that did it though. This morning he was greatly improved and feeling much better. Sounds like you have a trip to the dentist in the near future. Poor thing, if you hate dentists as much as I. Good luck, and sorry about your Redskins. They'll bounce back though.


September 11, 2001 - Msg 2107: Good Morning! - Hazel

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2108: Hello there!

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2109: How is everyone this morning

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2110: Asa yer mighty welcome altho thanks was not required. *grin* as for them Redskins, they do this all the time, lose the first few games then pick it up & go with it. Least I hope they do that this year, if not I'll never hear the end of it from Rafe! Hope everyone has a fine day today. AngeFan I'm sorry, I didn't welcome you to then porch, so WELCOME!
I got a rude! Bet you ain't never got a rude!

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2111: Good mornin porch. It's gonna be a great day. Don't ya just love fall. The morning air is crisp yet it still warms up in the afternoon. The smell of wood burning somewhere off in the distance. I live close to a migratory bird refuge. You can see the ducks and geese heading out every morning. To bad nasty old winter has to follow it. I guess that makes us appreciate spring that much more though.
Hazel, your'e kinda quiet today. You aint ailing are you? Hope not. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.


September 11, 2001 - Msg 2112: Good Morning Porch ... Thanks for warming it up for me.

A Cappella

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2113: Please, let's all pray for the people in the New York Trade Center buildings.

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2114: May God bless this great nation.


September 11, 2001 - Msg 2115: God Bless America ! What a shame that we do not live in a time and place like Mayberry, where you never heard of events like we have heard of today.
Johnny Knowles

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2116: God Bless America!


September 11, 2001 - Msg 2117: Hey to the Porch. May God bless our nation, and heal our wounded. There are many families who are grieving today at the loss of family members. God, please comfort them in their time of loss.

Nice to see ever'body here. Always remember, you are loved. I'll see ya.

*Rafe Hollister
"The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from Heaven."

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2118: I'm gonna go home, take a nap, and goe to Thelma Lou's for some TV. Yep, that's what I'm gonna do. Go home, take a nap, and go over to Thelma Lou's for some TV.

Bernard P. Fife

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2119: Maybe Gomer and ther Marines can solve our natioal problems....GaaaaLEEEEEE

Goober Beazlie

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2120: We all need to keep not only the victims in our prayers, but the whole country as well. We have all be affected by this tragedy.

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2121: It's been a very stressful day, Family. Continue to pray for our nation.

I had to remind one of our shaken up employees to "Be Not Afraid", this IS why we Pray and Believe.

~ Mrs. Wiley

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2122: Prayers for all the people in New York and Washington. And for the country.
Frankie Flint

September 11, 2001 - Msg 2123: 2101 I just love wearing my female decorations and lipstick.
Frankie Flint

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2124: Good Morning, porch. Kinda hard to know what to say this morning. Shock, disbelief, horror makes it hard to even think. I hope everyone has a good day, and let's all try to keep a good thought. We live in a great country and God is with us. - Hazel

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2125: Good Morning Mayberry
~Mrs. Wiley

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2126: Amen Hazel. Hi Mrs. Wiley, and Frankie.


September 12, 2001 - Msg 2127: Good Morning ya'll. . .it was kind of amazing yesterday. I went to the celebration of my friend Cecil's life (more celebration than sorrow because we all knew that he was in God's tender hand). We had finished singing "When We All Get to Heaven." I went to my car and the news I heard on the radio was extremely disturbing. I was shocked! To go from such an uplifting experience to one of awe and one of horror.
America is a great nation and we will recover. God is with us. And may He guide us in the way we should go.


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
God Bless the Families at the Pentagon, the Pennsylvania flight and the WTC towers.

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2128: Hey Fun Girl . . .it is Red, White, and Blue day at our school on Friday. God Bless us all!

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2129: Hey Fun Girl . . .it is Red, White, and Blue day at our school on Friday. God Bless us all!

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2130: oops - sometimes I repeat. . .sorry - stuck mouse

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2131: Afternoon Porch! I am glad all our Porch friends seem to be ok, I have worried so about all my online friends.
Continuing prayers for our country & our president as he goes thru the huge task of taking care of this tragedy.

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2132: homemaker I think it is Red, White & Blue day in the entire country! How are your students taking all this? I worry about the kids in all this. Where is Tom? Wish he would check in.

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2133: Who is a big Ernest T. Bass fan?

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2134: Is anyone there sitting on the porch? I'm just sitting here listening to Dr. Laura and wanting to chat awhile... Rob

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2135: HELLO


September 12, 2001 - Msg 2136: IT'S ME, IT'S ME.


September 12, 2001 - Msg 2137: Hi Leon. Hey porchsters. How is all tonight. I had to get away from the t.v. for a while. This thing is consuming me. So I thought I would go get a pop over at the fillin station. Anyone up for a pop?


September 12, 2001 - Msg 2138: US Flag God bless us all and be with those that lost someone in the events of the past few days. The flag will be flown half-mast for a few weeks here in Mayberry. --Floyd

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2139: Hi All willthing are not to happy here what all the sad new now.
here the mayor closed all the school for the day becaues for everyone will have ans for all the kids , who will have qus about what haveben.
Ihave two friend who have sonin the armfostit and do not no wair that are at right now?
so we are right weating for a ans from thim and are praying for the family to?
the world needs you
god couuld have made you different
but loves you as you are;
it's good charactr that matters,
it pleases him by far.
ecch one has capabilities,
each one is quite unique,
each has potentialities
that pop out if we seek.
god gave each distinctive gifts
and you have quite a few,
determine to make use of them,
the world has need of you.

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2140: Thank goodness there is our wonderful Tom with one of his inspiring poems.
Hope the rest of the porch is doing fine considering.
Just heard a bomb sniffing dog found something that may be a bomb in the Empire State Building. Prayers for all of the country.

September 12, 2001 - Msg 2141: Good evening Porch!
Frankie Flint

September 13, 2001 - Msg 2142: I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve! I think I'm in the wrong room.

September 13, 2001 - Msg 2143: Morning Porch, and a big 'ol HEY to Leon!! Thank you for the flag graphic Floyd - very fitting for Mayberry to show her respect. I hope everybody ahs a good day today. I'm keeping an eye on the trouble brewing off the gulf coast of Florida - it's supposed to be coming my way Sunday morning early. Gotta go buy my water and batteries and such.

~ Mrs. Wiley

September 13, 2001 - Msg 2144: mrs. Wiley you be careful down there!

September 13, 2001 - Msg 2145: MESSAGE: TRIBUTE TO THE UNITED STATES
This, from a Canadian newspaper, no less, is worth sharing.

America: The Good Neighbor.

Widespread but only partial news coverage was given recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a
Canadian television commentator. What follows is the full text of his trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional Record:

"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on
all the earth. Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who
poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts.

None of these countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States.

When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and
swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it.

When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United States that hurries in to help. This spring, 59 American communities were
flattened by tornadoes.

Nobody helped.

The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of dollars into discouraged countries. Now newspapers in those countries
are writing about the decadent, warmongering Americans.

I'd like to see just one of those countries that is gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplane. Does any
other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why don't
they fly them?

Why do all the International lines except Russia fly American Planes?

Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy, and
you get radios. You talk about German technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about American technocracy, and you find
men on the moon - not once, but several times and safely home again.

You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everybody to look at. Even their draft-dodgers are
not pursued and hounded. They are here in Canada, on our streets, and most of them, unless they are breaking Canadian laws, are
getting American dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here.

When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When
the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both are still broke.

I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble. Can you name me even one time when
someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake.

Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is darned tired of hearing them get kicked around. They will come
out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating over their
present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of those."

Stand proud, America!

September 13, 2001 - Msg 2146: Actually - I think most of the kids are doing well. It is sad to say but some are desensitized due to all of the movies and graphic television shows. My four year old (almost five) wanted to know where the parents of the kids were. I told him that many people in the building were with Jesus. He understands that when people die they go to "hebben" in a special bed (casket) to sleep with Jesus. Unfortunately some those in the WTC, the Pentagon and in PA will not have the luxury of those beds. We must hope that they rest safely in Jesus' arms.

This was in our annoucements. . .Take 4 ribbons -one of each color: Red - which symbolizes the blood shed for our freedom; Navy Blue - which symbolizes the strength of our Nation and our Military; Black - which symbolizes hope -- the peace and healing that will come about if we vigilantly pray to the Lord for His comfort, peace, healing, and strength. Tie these 4 pieces of ribbon in a center knot and pin them to your collar. The knot symbolizes the unity and togetherness of a nation in pain. . .


September 13, 2001 - Msg 2147: Oops - that should be Black - in deep mourning for our loss. White - which symbolizes hope. Sorry - I don't type and read very well at the same time. Homemaker
- if someone wants I will retype the quote in the way that it should be written.

September 13, 2001 - Msg 2148: Al, he dances with Sally. Al, he dances with Sally. Al, he dances with Sally. I said that 3 times because I've watched that episode on TV Land 3 nights in a row. And the Bed Jacket episode too. Asa, could you call the exec's at TV Land and bring that to their attention? I know you are aware of the problem too, as I saw your message on Ms. Crumps board. Somethings got to be done. As if we don't have enough problems...
- Hazel

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2149:

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2150: Thank you 2149 for that wonderful flag up there, I needed that this morning!
Have a good day porch.

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2151: Good Morning, porch. I hope you all have a good day, it's gona be a rough one, I think. Everyone take care. - Hazel

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2152: It is the national day of prayer today friends. My prayers are for this great nation, for anyone affected by this idiotic action, and for each one of you here on the porch. It hit home for us late last night when we got a phone call telling us that my wifes nephew had been confirmed dead at the W.T.C. He was a volunteer rescue worker when one of the towers collapsed on him. I don't know if you did the flag or not Allen, but thank you.
Hey to Hazel and Mavis. Bless you all.


September 14, 2001 - Msg 2153: God bless America and Good Morning to the Porch!
Well it has been such a week as I hope never to see again. Yes, homemaker, today is red, white, and blue day at our school too. Lots of kids are even sporting old navy t-shirts with flags on them. Next week Little Opie goes to 5th grade nature camp and his pa and I are going as chaperones for the night times. Sleeping in cabins isn't roughing it too bad, but there is no t.v., let alone cable, and I will miss my TAGS.

Fiddle lessons are going good. I practice, but the hubby doesn't appreciate fine music when he hears it. The leg is doing okay. The events of the week sure put all our little complaints in perspective, huh?

Prayers for all!
Fun Girl


September 14, 2001 - Msg 2154: Good Afternoon Porch. I'm "scheduled" to leave on my vacation tomorrow; it doesn't seem all too important anymore. I have NEVER been this UN-excited about a vacation before. I don't know ... Maybe once I check into my corner room at the "Y", things will perk up a little bit.

GOD Bless America (including OUR porch) -- A Cappella

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2155: Our sympathy goes out to you Asa. We know that he died a hero!
Best wishes on your stay at the Y A Cappella. Remember no electric appliances in your room.

The flag is wonderful! God Blesses America everyday - we just need to stop and realize that!


September 14, 2001 - Msg 2156: Hi folks. I'm the new kid on the block. It's been very comforting reading these messages. I'm a true Mayberry fan - watch it every day (twice). I'm so glad to find folks that love it just like me. Ya'll keep up the great inspirations!

Barney's Girl

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2157: Hi Barney's Girl, and welcome home! Howdy Porch - Asa, my prayers go out to your Family - this whole thing is so awful, but at least it shows us bright points - hero's like your wife's nephew. Love the big 'ol flag up there Floyd!

Looks like the tropical storm went on by with only flooding and minor damage. I stayed home from work (kinda-sorta hookey) to watch over my computers. I'm only 1/4mi. from the bay. The Lord was merciful and kept the worst of it to our south.

God bless us, Porch. ~ Mrs. Wiley

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2158: Have a good vacation, A Cappella. I think once you see your corner room at the "Y", you'll get excited then. Here, I packed a brown paper bag of sandwiches for you to take. They're not much, but they're better than you'll get on the road. - Hazel

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2159: Thank you for your kind words and thoughts everyone. It is so comforting to be able to come to a place like this and ask for kindness. That was a tremendous event at the National Cathedral today. Hope you had a chance to see or hear some of it. Very touching.
Welcome Barney's Girl. Now wich one are you, Thel or Juanita or Skippy or......


September 14, 2001 - Msg 2160: I'm sorry about your wifes nephew, too, Asa. I was distracted earlier and forgot to say anything about it. Also, how's your dad? Still better I hope. We had a good ceremony today at our capital building. Very moving. The Governor spoke and the police chief and many others. I'm sure you all had similar events in your home towns. We truly are the UNITED States. - Hazel

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2161: Howdy, friends. How wonderful to read over this page and see the names of folks I've never really seen, but who still feel like dear friends. It was interesting to note the addition of some names we haven't seen in a while - at least I haven't. pinkcloud, nice to see your pretty little name. It seems to me that in this terrible time, many of us have turned to our little cyberMayberry for the warmth and reassurance we know we'll find there. Asa, I'm so sorry about your nephew. He is one of many fallen heroes, and we must never forget what they have done.
And now, as most of you know, I occasionally get on a soapbox, and I'm there now. I hope you'll bear with me. Am I the only one who is absolutely infuriated by those idiots who are already whining about the "loss of freedom and independence" that they perceive in the plans for extremely tight security measures? One person got very upset because they were afraid they would be "searched" before boarding a plane. My question is, what is he hiding that he doesn't want found? I say, anyone who objects, search him or her twice! A search, appropriately and respectfully done, will not bother me in the least. It would bother me a great deal for someone who wasn't searched to suddenly produce a weapon and hijack the plane I'm on!
I don't see the tight security as taking away my freedom, I see it as supporting and ensuring it. I can still go anywhere I wish, and with proper security I would hope I could do it in safety. The "security" measures at D/FW up until now have been laughable. My 83yr old father, who has a knee replacement, always sets off the monitors. I stood and watched, angry and helpless, while his frail little frame was practically strip-searched, in spite of the fact that the wand sounded off every time it passed his knee, but they continued to search him. In the meantime, bag after bag passed through the x-ray, with no one watching. At least a dozen people picked up their bags and walked away, bags that no one had checked as they passed through the scanner. They finally let my father go, after he showed them the scar on his knee!
I'm not objecting to his being searched. I'm objecting to the way it was done, and the fact that others, who could have easily been hijackers, passed through without so much as a nod. I say, search one, search all.
My point is this. We have not had tight security. We have had underpaid, uneducated clowns playing games with old men. We need bright, alert, well-trained, American citizens exercising very tight security measures on every single person and piece of luggage that passes through to the gates. That will help to guarantee us the freedom to come and go as we wish. Without it, we may find ourselves having to ask Mr. Bin Laden's permission to sneeze, let alone travel. The restrictions shouldn't bother anyone except someone who is up to no good. An inconvenience, yes. A threat to my freedom? No, it is not.
My apologies for using this forum, but this is a surreal time. I think Andy would understand. -- Romeena

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2162: Thanks for the sandwiches Hazel ... Is there a bottle in there too?

A Cappella

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2163: Barney: You know they'll let ya bring a bottle in there with ya.
Andy: You didn't did ya?
Barney: Nahhhhh

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2164: Asa please accept the condolences from me & mine, I know your hearts are breaking, but should also be proud that he did lose his life doing such an honorable thing! Romeena only thing I can say to your post is you go girl! I agree with every word! I'm heading to bed, this week has really drained me as I'm sure it has the rest of the world. thank you Floyd for giving us a safe haven here in Mayberry to come to & 'forget' what evil lurks in our world at times.
Good night & God Bless,

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2165: Thank you all again for your kindness. My anger from earlier in the week has turned once again to sadness. It has been a very tough day. I only hope and pray that this is not just the beginning of some real more challanges ahead. I fear that when we go after these animals, there could be more suprize attacks on innocent people. We as a nation need to brace for that possibility. I hope I am wrong. I don't mean to sound so cold. It's just been a bad day and a bad week and i'm tired and going to bed. Love you guys.


September 14, 2001 - Msg 2166: Hi All.
Will do you think we have some wair safe from all that going on in the world.
Stop and think who show thim how to fly the plam that was used ?
Wined someone cry for help and money ? who was there for thim.
The U S A was there for thim and now for what we have did for thim, this is how we are being pay back for all are work to help thim?
But , think this may be a walk up from god to set everything right wthat areself befor he back here for us all?

lord the newness of this day
calls me to an untried way; let me gladly take the road,
give me strength to bear my load,
thou my guide and helper be
I will travel through with thee.

September 14, 2001 - Msg 2167: 2149 Thank you for the wonderful flag.
Frankie Flint

September 15, 2001 - Msg 2168: Good morning all. A beautiful fall day here. I am so proud to be an American today. What a great country we live in. And what a great city we have here in Mayberry. Thank you Floyd, for giving us this forum. And thank you all my fellow citizens of Mayberry.
I'm glad that big ol storm side stepped you Mrs. Wiley. Keep your feet dry.
I couldn't agree more with your staement Romenna. I heard on the news last night that 3 Northwest pilots intentionaly breeched security checks to prove that we are still lacking in airport security. One was able to board a plane with a pocket knife on him. Another got on with a corckscrew in his pocket. Still another managed to get on with fake I.D. They made their point I think. And yours to. How is your health doing? When do you go in for your procedure?
How is Mavis today? Staying away from them mean old dogs I hope. My sister is a groomer also.We call her three finger FiFi.
And dear Hazel, how are you doing? Thanks for asking on my Dad. He's home now and improving nicely. How are things up there in Boise? I bet your nights are cooling off nicely.
Hey to Homemaker and Fun Girl and A capella and everyone else. What say we all go over to Hazels place for a prune danish?


September 15, 2001 - Msg 2169: Whoops. Sorry Tom and Frankie, Didn't mean to ignore you guys. Best to you and yours.


September 15, 2001 - Msg 2170: Hey to everyone on the porch today. Boy, what an awful week. Life changing. I, like the rest of you, really appreciate my Mayberry friends to talk to. We are people from all walks of life, who share love of country, love of TAGS. I love you all.
That being said, don't anyone come over to my place until I'm finished cleaning. The prune danish is in the oven now. Just got thru picking tons of tomatoes again. I declare, I think this is the most I've ever had. And since we usually get warm days clear til at least the middle of October, I'll just keep a-picking them. So we'll have chips and fresh salsa too, with the danish. - Hazel

"I think I've heard just about enough about tomatoes"

September 15, 2001 - Msg 2171: Good morning, friends. Asa, let me say again how our hearts ache for you and your family. There just aren't any words that are adequate. Thank you for asking about my health - imagine you even remembering at such a time. I'm feeling very well, with blood sugar gradually coming down. All the other stuff, the heart cath and all, I've not even called to schedule just yet. Maybe in a few days, when my son and his wife make it home safely from Ireland, and some of the confusion of this time begins to fade.
Tom, what would we do without you and your loving presence? We're so happy that you chose Mayberry to be your "home town", just as we all did. Your sweet prayers are such a comfort.
I heard someone yesterday admonish us to "turn the other cheek". Jesus commanded that, but we must remember that he was speaking to individuals, regarding personal attack. God also commanded nations, especially the Jews, to defend themselves and their borders from attackers. He even ordered retribution for harm done in many cases. I believe that when I'm personally attacked, and I turn the other cheek, no one is affected but me. If our government were to adopt that policy, it would be offering up the collective "cheek" of a whole nation, and risking annihilation of the entire populace, either physically or politically. If a madman enters my home and causes me harm, I can choose not to retaliate. If, however, I have reason to believe he's going next door to do the same to my neighbor, and I choose not to shoot and stop him, then my neighbor's blood is on my hands. I'm no theologian, but this makes sense to me. --Romeena

"Take your hands off of him!" - Andy, defending Barney when the Fun Girl's bully boyfriend grabbed him.

September 15, 2001 - Msg 2172: Hazel, if I come over and help you pick tomatoes, will you give me a big bowl of fresh salsa? I'll bring the chips! Yum, that sounds good! -- Romeena

September 15, 2001 - Msg 2173: You bet, Romeena. Glad to have you. Be sure to wear old clothes. I always get green stains all over me when I work in my garden. - Hazel

September 15, 2001 - Msg 2174: Just wanted to stop in and say hey. So hey. What a long, strange trip it's been. I'm so sorry about your wife's nephew, Asa. Please send her my condolences. I have a buddy in Houston who lost two friends in one of the WTC buildings and a friend in California whose cousin died at the Pentagon. Yet another friend spent two days on top of the pile of rubble, sifting through it in search of survivors. I'm going to call my dad yet again to see if my cousin has checked in. Last I heard, no one had heard from him. It goes on and on and on..... So sad.
Great post about heightened security, Romeena; I agree wholeheartedly. I wonder how many people on those doomed flights would have minded a little extra inconvenience that morning.... A good pal of mine just got back from Germany. He said security was an absolute joke. Their carryon bags weren't even checked!
Anyway, I'm glad my Porch buds are safe and sound. Just wanted to touch base.
Prayers for us all, and may God bless our country. ~Dež~

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September 15, 2001 - Msg 2175: Hello porch, Mayberry & the country is sadden by the events that took place Tuesday! I think it is nice that the flag is at half staff!

September 15, 2001 - Msg 2176: Hello porch, Mayberry & the country is sadden by the events that took place Tuesday! I think it is nice that the flag is at half staff!

September 15, 2001 - Msg 2177: Hello Porch, hope everyone is doing well. And a big hello to you Asa.
Frankie Flint

September 15, 2001 - Msg 2178: God bless those who have lost loved ones and are missing loved ones.
This horrendous act is just the Bible being fullfilled. Let us all, especially me, take to re-evaluate my life and may God improve me and when Jesus returns may we all be ready to meet Him. I think that will be soon.
May God save those people who are still terrorists. I pray God will lead our leaders to do what is right.
The flags are just wonderful.
I haven't been in the state of mind to come here the past few days. I thought it was time to read what my friends are feeling.
Mrs. Wiley you be careful down there and don't let Gabriel bother you. I have people in Florida, Piney Point and Perry.
On a brighter note, Mayberry Days in two weeks !
Can't hardly wait. We need a little something to make us happy.
Miss Ellie

September 15, 2001 - Msg 2179: I won't be at Mayberry Days this year. I hate to admit it, but it's just too blamed far. I'll be thinking of all of you, though. I hope the weather is good and the gas prices aren't too horrendous. (I wonder if that's how you spell horrendous) Special "Hello" to David Browning. He sure adds a lot to that wonderful festival. Good luck on the trivia contest. (Go get 'em creachders) Best wishes to all.

The Masked Singer

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2180: Good Sabbath Porch,
I'm in agreement with you Miss Ellie and Tom, Our Lord's a-comin' and we should all be ready.
All's back to normal here - thanks for worryin' about me! The laundry room lost part of it's roof, and several large trees were uprooted. Otherwise, just wind and rain.
The thing that worries me is these terrorists are probably still in the country and planning more wickedness. Things could get much worse, Family. Just be prepared for anything, can some pickles and GO TO CHURCH!
~ Mrs. Wiley

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2181: Andy: Alvin, if you don't want someone to sell you a magazine subscription or pump out your septic tank, You can get a sign that says "No Peddlers". Sure, it works for septic tanks. Now, take down them disease signs!

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2182: Glad things weren't too bad there Mrs. Wiley.
So far this fall we have been blessed here in NC to not see any hurricane. You know years ago, we hardly ever had any hurricanes come inland. Then in 3 years time we had two that did a lot of devastation in the Raleigh area and areas east of here.
Just boggles the mind. Now I keep me a "prepardness kit" and update it about twice a year, with canned food, water, cat food, plates, cups, plastic utensils, underwear, medication, first aid kit, tarp and numerous other things. It sits in my livingroom because I have no where else for it, but you know I don't care, I don't want a storm to catch me unprepared like Hurricane Fran did in 1996. Some folks were without power (us-just 1 1/2 days) up to 2 months, most 2 days to 2 weeks.
Mrs. Wiley, I agree with you, the terrorist who were on suicidal missions taking many innocents with them are not the only terrorists in the USA, but also not all Muslems are terrorists. Unfortunately, Muslems in our state have been threatened even in our area. So sad.
Miss Ellie
"You're a good son, Barn."

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2183: Good Sabbath eveyone. Another beautiful fall day here. I hope everyone has a great day, and takes the time maybe to go to church and pray for healing and devine intervention. I'm sure Reverand Tucker will have a good sermon planned.


September 16, 2001 - Msg 2184: It's a beautiful day here, too. I'll whip up some fried chicken and mashed taters for everyone for when you all get back from church. Could someone go down and get some ice cream for later? - Hazel

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2185: I'll go down to the drugstore for ice cream. Wanna go Barn? ~ Mrs. Wiley

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2186: 0> 0> 0> 0> 0> (ice creams)

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2187: Fried chickIn and smashed taters? Count me in Hazel. I'll bring some fresh corn on the cob. Sure wish we had that band concert thing up and going tonight. We could use that about now I think.


September 16, 2001 - Msg 2188: Let's not do the band concert thing tonight. Let's just sit around, count the cars going by, see who can peel a whole apple without breaking the peel. Maybe play checkers later. - Hazel

Five can't play bridge.

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2189: I'll bring my fiddle to the porch and play while you all peel apples. I can play "Sweet Hour of Prayer", but I haven't learned "Your a Grand Old Flag" yet. Of course we could just listen to Barn and Andy sing "The Little Brown Church in the Wildwood" and I'll just "jump in and hang on."

Fun Girl

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2190: "We shall meet, but we shall miss him

There will be one vacant chair.

We shall linger to caress him,

as we breathe our evenings prayer."

The streets are quiet tonight in Mayberry. ~Mrs. Wiley

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2191: You know what I'd like to do, is to sit and look up at all the stars.
I spent a lovely day with family. Kinda unplanned. Mama, Hubby and I went out to eat fish. boy was I hungry too. Then we decided to go look and see if this house we looked at (and couldn't afford) had been sold. Brand new house. It is off a road my cousin lives on but never could figure out which house was his...well he was out in the yard. We stopped. He gave us the grand tour and we got to see his cute two children and lovely wife. You know, I didn't tell him and his family I loved them. I meant to. I think that is so important now a days. But, he has to come work on my furnace and I'll tell him then.
Fried chicken and mashed taters and corn sounds so good, sorry I missed it.
Miss Ellie
ps. I love the ice cream cones.

September 16, 2001 - Msg 2192: A Big Hey to the Porch!
Frankie Flint

September 17, 2001 - Msg 2193: Hey to you Frankie, and everyone else.

September 17, 2001 - Msg 2194: Good morning all. Sounds like eveyone had a nice weekend. Now it's back to work. But thats o.k. We have been told thats the best thing we can do to keep our economy up and rolling. Work and buy things. I do the first part, and Mrs. Asa does the second part. Wonder what causes that?


September 17, 2001 - Msg 2195: Good Morning porch. . .Asa you sound as if you are in better spirits today. I am glad. You, especially have had a rough couple of weeks.
Romeena - you just keep preaching babe. . .we are all behind you. Isn't it nice to hang out with people that can relate to what you are saying?
Miss Ellie and Mrs. Wiley - how are you doing today? And Fun Girl - we went to tiny little New Point's festival this week-end. Old Glory was hanging proudly everywhere. Greensburg had a festival too but the boys thoroughly enjoyed New Point's grand day.

Tis time to teach reading and riting and rithmatic!


September 17, 2001 - Msg 2196: Good Afternoon Porch, and a special "hey" to homemaker! Say, how are the school kids handling the recent events? My girls (12 & 10) are a little sacred, but are really talking it up at school with the teachers. The 'lil one even had to do a reoprt on these events! I feel the more we talk about it the less scary it is for them.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Asa, sounds like you and the missus have a good routine going - don't mess it up! I did my American Part by purchasing make-up, a whole shoebox full!

September 17, 2001 - Msg 2197: Mrs. Wiley, Now your starting to sound just like Mrs. Asa. She says this is the perfect setup. I guess I'll take her word on it.


September 17, 2001 - Msg 2198: oops, although I love my children dearly, they are *not* sacred. scared, yes. gee-whizz ~ Mrs. Wiley

September 17, 2001 - Msg 2199: Hey to Asa and the Porch.

"Women, they're all nuts..." --B. P. Fife, Attorney At Law

September 17, 2001 - Msg 2200: Nite Porch!

September 17, 2001 - Msg 2201: Hope you all have a Mayberry Day.
Frankie Flint

September 17, 2001 - Msg 2202: Hey Jelsik. Hey Mavis. Sleep tight.
Hey Homemaker. Gotta keep on keepin on.

September 17, 2001 - Msg 2203: Frankie Flint you sneaker. How are ya?

September 17, 2001 - Msg 2204: Hi All.My prayer go out to all the familys who are weatting to heard if we are going to war or not?
If you was the one who had to say go and git him or not? How would you do it?
But do you think more bomb and killing is the ans for it.
oh, Lord give me of your blessings,
a dawn with a healing of wounds,
a night with a peaceful surrender,
a peayer it will come to me soon.
as i look at the night in its stillness,
i give thank for the victorie won.
give me the gift of compassion,
and a promise to love everyone,
as the dawn springs forth in its glory,
give me strength for the tasks i've begun
and let me rejoice in the gladness
and give thanks to jesus the son.

September 18, 2001 - Msg 2205: Good Morning, Porchsters. - Hazel

September 18, 2001 - Msg 2206: Morning Mayberry! Tom, I fear we can't do much until we have our homes and borders safe from the buggers that are still in the country. Here's what my beliefs are on a "Just War":

2309 The strict conditions for legitimate defense by military force require rigorous consideration. The gravity of such a decision makes it subject to rigorous conditions of moral legitimacy. At one and the same time:
- the damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave, and certain;

- all other means of putting an end to it must have been shown to be impractical or ineffective;

- there must be serious prospects of success;

- the use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated. The power of modern means of destruction weighs very heavily in evaluating this condition.

These are the traditional elements enumerated in what is called the "just war".

Other than that, I say "Go Get 'Em Boys!" ~ Mrs. Wiley

September 18, 2001 - Msg 2207: I agree Mrs. Wiley, as the daughter of a WWII vet, I believe in freedom and I have seen my father live with the price of that freedom my whole life. He was injured in the war. My mother was even warned against marrying a "cripple" but come November they will have been married for 55 years.
Freedom comes with a price and unfortunately that is usually bloodshed. I pray for those that make the decisions and I pray for those who must carry out those decisions.
The children here at my school seem to have dealt with it well and are selling ribbons for donations to the Red Cross. I have never seen this country so unified. I think even more than Desert Storm. Flags are flying high and unity abounds.

Have a flag waving Mayberry Day -


September 18, 2001 - Msg 2208: God Bless America!

September 18, 2001 - Msg 2209: AMEN!!

September 18, 2001 - Msg 2210: Mrs. Wiley, I think we ought to make you Secratery of Defense or something like that. I like what you say, very much. I too am a child of a ww11 vet. Mt dad fought in the british Army on Her Majesty's Service. He likewise was injured at the battle of Dunquirk (SP)France, an injury that has plaqued him all his life. But I am so thankful of what he and all who fought in that war sacrificed. That makes me a first generation American, but a darn proud one at that. This is not just a U.S.A problem either. It would behoove all nations to involve themselves in eliminating this scourge that exsists in the world. I hope all good nationa will band together and wipe this stuff out.
I have now climbed down off my soap box. We return to our regular scheduled postings.