November 27, 2001 - Msg 3501: Hey porchsters, Kinda quiet like today. Feels like the Rimshaw porch. Nice to see ya Rafe, talk to Charlene a lot but you been hidin on me.
Things have settled down on my end tonight so I figgered I'd pop in and see whats what. Thanks for the prayers N.N. And thanks for the link S.D. My only Olympic event Homemaker is gonna be figgering out how to get to and from work. It's gonna be a zoo around here for 3 weeks I hear.
We did get tickets for the downhill events at Snowbasin though. That's almost in my backyard.
Well you folks all take care and have a good day tomorrow.
BTW. Hows the terlet project goin Romeena? Good I hope. Later.

Floyd: What are gonna do Andy? What are ya gonna do?
Floyd: You don't need to yell.
Andy: I'm sorry Floyd.

November 27, 2001 - Msg 3502: Nice to see you, Asa. I ain't been hidin' from you, honest. I just ain't been goin' to the same places you been goin', is all. DANG, you sure do know how to clean house! Your post just swept this here Porch, but GOOD! It's a good thing we got them Archives down there that Floyd is savin' for us. Hey, Asa, you gonna get to witness a brand-new "Wild World of Sports Agony of Defeat" moment in person? That's gotta smart, trippin' down the side of a mountain thataway. YOUCH!

Well, I'll see ya.
"A decoy! Shazam!"

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3503: Mornin DEARS! Rafe, you are too funny (adventure flyin'). That's a great way to start a mariage! Asa when the olimpiks came to ATL I got outta town! It hasn't been the same there since. Lawd, it's almost as big and hectic as NYC, or even Raliegh!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"Sure is hot up there in Raliegh. Here in Mayberry we got this nice cool breeze. Yeah, sure is hot in Raliegh."

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3504: Hey Rafe I told ya'll Asa could clean a house good! My carpet is still damp from his power washing water hose, but boy she's clean! Asa I hope things will get better for you soon, can't ya get a rental car till yers is back? Give Mrs. Asa a hug from the porch & I'm sendin over some chicken soup for her. Off to work, dang it, wonder what causes that?

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3505: That poor fella that missed that ski jump is still a hurting I bet Rafe. Sounds like we both kinda grew up together, watching that every Saturday afternoon. The jump is at Park City, about 40 miles from us, but all the down hill racing is at snowbasin, just up the street from us. Mrs. Wiley, I wish we could get outta town, but both me and Mrs. Asa work with company's that are heavily involved with the games and they ain't letti no one go no where during that time. DANG!!!
And thanks Mavis for your kind words. We got a rental yesterday so that helps. Chicken soup sounds good, just put it over there with the rest of the food. Bless your heart.
Hope everyone has a good day, and remember, the sun will shine in your backdoor again.


November 28, 2001 - Msg 3506: Morning, porch. Asa, NN told me about your wifes accident, I sure am sorry to hear about that. I hope she heals up real soon. Take care. Everybody have a good day.
- Hazel

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3507: Good morning to the porch! I haven't posted in a LONG time. Just thought I'd pop over and say howdy. I see my hubby's been postin' novels again. :-) I kinda hate to hear him say that flying on a little plane makes him nervous. I'm a nervous wreck on a plane, and I look to him for his calm attitude to calm me. It ain't gonna be good to look over and see him shakin' all over. Oh well.

Hope y'all have a great day! Talk at ya later!

Charlene D. Hollister

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3508: Mornin porch. Hope everybody's well. Got to take the ole 'puter in to the shop today. I may not get it back for a while. I'll miss talkin' to everybody. Ya'll take care, ya hear. Sorry about your wife Asa. Hope it wasn't to bad. Take care--Helen

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3509: Good morning porch. I hope everyone is fine today. Asa I hope you all have a better week. We are thinkng of you and Mrs. Asa. I also rememebr the guy skiing. He must be still sore. We'll miss you too Helen hope your puter gets better. Mavis, did you get your AD2K yet? It may be stuck in all that snow Asa's been gettin. Don't be too rough on the doggies now. Now if they was giraffes......... Later--Salty Dog

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3510: Good afternoon everybody.Just thought I'd drop by
awhile,maybe even get a bottle of Orange Crush
from Wally's later then go home and watch that
doctor show on tv!I heard old Barn say it's pretty
good show.Brian

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3511: Opie:"Boy the cage sure is empty paw!"
Andy:"Yes son it sure is !"But ain't the trees nice and full!"

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3512: Hey to the porch~
Brian, please e-mail me about the original airing tapes you have. You have 2 that I don't have and I have a few here that you don't have.

Milton P. Oliver
"Do cousins count?"

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3513: I tell ya, if you miss even one day here. Asa, did the missus have a car accident? I'm so sorry to hear that. It wasn't a woman driver wearing a "green hat trimmed with pink baby roses, and a beige cloth jacket with buttons with furry middles" like I have was it? Helen I hope you get your computer back soon. Don't ya hate when that happens? Charlene I've only flown three times in my life, twice to Dallas, and once to Ohio and I was scared to death every time. I'm sure you guys will have a wonderful trip. Just jump in and hang on tight to each other. ;-0 Brian where in the world did you get some tapes of original airings? That is so cool. I remember those old commercial. Good cracker! And the Sanka commercials.

Hey to everyone. Hope you all are having a fine week.

"Don't wear my hat, Ange." Barney
"What?" Andy
"I said, don't wear my hat. I can't stand to wear a hat after it's been on somebody elses head." Barney

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3514:
Did I forget to turn off a font. Dirty me.

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3515: Well now I've messed up and don't know how to fix it. HELP!

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3516:
font check?

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3517: For those who would like to know I bought them
off of Ebay!Good place to find things related to
AGS.(Make sure you got plenty of Money though!!)

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3518: I ment to say make sure you got plenty of money
when you go shopping at Ebay!!

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3519: good evening everyone - it's been a long day and i think I have a good case of the flu or some kind of respiratory ailment. Anyway - I can't hardly talk and when I do it sounds like I should be froggy on the little rascals.
Take care - Asa hope the missus is fine!


November 28, 2001 - Msg 3520: homemaker I'm sorry yer ailin' too, I'm trying to come down with something myself. Wonder what causes that? I bet it's work! Salty Dog I got my AD2K, but I asked for cow prints, not cow PIE prints! I'll let Asa off easy this time tho, since he is going thru a hard time! Tilley you have to get up pretty early in the morning around here to catch everything, Hazel gets up BEFORE the birds to post, (she has this compelshun about being the first)!
Off to work on my Christmas card list!

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3521: This is station WMPT the voice of Mount Piolt
saying"So long and good night ya-all"

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3522: Hi everyone I remember a few years back on the old
TNN network Ralph Emry interviewed Andy Griffith
and he said he was going to make a Christmas album. Has anyone heard anything new about Andy
going in the recording studio to make an album!
Does anyone else remember that show?I beleive it
was called Off the record and aired on the old TNN
back in 1998 maybe even 1997.Brian

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3523: Evening Porch sitters, and thank you all for your kind words and prayers. Ya'll make a feller want to get emotional (sniff honk sniff )Mrs. Asa is doing fine, got her hanging in a custom made AD2K. She's skeptical but I have good feelins about it cause I designed it specially fer her. Now we get to battle the insurance folks. It's the other drivers insurance we are dealing with cause he was drunk and at fault. Any advice? The car was totaled so we just want to make sure we get a fair price on it. We did find a nice price on a car in Mt. Pilot for 300 dollars. A Mrs. Lesh. Anyone know of her?


November 28, 2001 - Msg 3524: I just seen a great ideal here on our local
tv station!They are asking folks to send letters
and or Christmas cards to the American and British
troops in Afganistan! I thought how Mayberry like.
I plan to send Christmas cards to the troops and
maybe some of you would like to too!I was thinking
of making a card with a picture of Barney in front
dressed as Santa Claus."ha,ha" I'm sure your local
Salvation Army,Red Cross ,or tv & radio station
would make sure they get sent to the troops!Just
an ideal I thought to pass along for those here at
the Front porch!!Brian

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3525: I just seen a great ideal here on our local
tv station!They are asking folks to send letters
and or Christmas cards to the American and British
troops in Afganistan! I thought how Mayberry like.
I plan to send Christmas cards to the troops and
maybe some of you would like to too!I was thinking
of making a card with a picture of Barney in front
dressed as Santa Claus."ha,ha" I'm sure your local
Salvation Army,Red Cross ,or tv & radio station
would make sure they get sent to the troops!Just
an ideal I thought to pass along for those here at
the Front porch!!Brian

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3526: Their I go again posting twice!1 of these days I'll get it right!Brian

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3527: Hey Brian Maybe you should see the Doc about that stutter you got there! teehee

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3528: YYYou, kkknow yyyou mmmight hhhave sssomething ttthere MMMavis!!Brian

November 28, 2001 - Msg 3529: Hi All. Will it not cold for snow here?
Mavis can I have your adress for I can send you a card.
slow us down, lord
slowing down is never easy
when we have so much to do;
it takes an act of god sometimes
to get the message through.
as the winter storm is raging
in a town so pressed for time,
i wonder if it's meant to be
god's supernatural sign.
as the fireplace gently crackles
and schools have all closed down,
it's a very rare occasion
to have our family all around.
we've been caught up in the "busyness"
with deadlines to be met,
we've had our engines set on high
and our schedules firmly set.
thank you god, for showing us
what we've forgotten how to do...
spending time alone with family
and taking time for you.

November 29, 2001 - Msg 3530: Morning Porch! Tom Check yer email. Hope everyone has a great day today, as for me & mine we gotta work again! Is it Friday yet???

November 29, 2001 - Msg 3531: No Mavis, ain't friday quite yet, sorry to say. So far this week I've had three Mondays though, so maybe it is friday. Who knows. Snowing here again this morning. Anyone want to go snowmobiling with me? Just have to wait till they do avalanche control, then we can go.
Every one have a good day, and be careful


November 29, 2001 - Msg 3532: Morning Porch. It's snowing here too, Asa. Snowed all day yesterday. That Mrs. Lesh sounds nice. Probably a sweet little old lady. I think that car might be worth looking into.
- Hazel

Don't look back.

November 29, 2001 - Msg 3533: No snow here just rain, rain, and more rain! Mavis - I wish it were Friday too - I have a doctor's appointment (if I keep it) and it is payday! I came to school but I wish I could have stayed home in bed and rested but with two youngin's there is never any rest for mommy.
Tom, glad you are a member of the porch - you do need to work on that stutter. You might check with Asa, he used to have that problem too! I bet the AD2K could help with that cept it is not as good as the flower making machine. I am a might partial to that machine right now! I always like a nice vase of flowers now and then. Mavis-thanks for the best wishes. I hope you got your cards done!

Well - now it is on to my job!


November 29, 2001 - Msg 3534: Tom you don't have the stutter - I meant Brian. This ailing has affected what brain I had. Of all the things I miss, I miss my brain the most. A real nice poem Tom - as always!


November 29, 2001 - Msg 3535: Good afternoon everybody!Been kinda cold up here
in Wisconsin.We did'nt get as much snow in our neck of the woods like others did.Hey Tom I think I remember you from the old Porch.I think you lived in Ohio I could be wrong!Anyway them nice
poems and such that you write.Keep them coming!!
Everyone have a good day as Paul Harvey would say!

November 29, 2001 - Msg 3536: Yep Brian that's our Tom from Ohio, I thought I recognized you from the old Porch. Didn't you see me throw up my hands & wave atcha?

November 29, 2001 - Msg 3537: One of the few color eps I like is on tonight! Make him quit calling me Big Ears!~~ Watch it Big Ears, there's a crazy owl flying around here!

November 29, 2001 - Msg 3538: Good evening! How is everyone doing? Looks like more rain for our porch. Supposed to be pretty windy tonight too. Mavis, has the ep featuring "Mavis" aired yet? I've been looking for it and hope I aint missed it! Later--Salty Dog

November 29, 2001 - Msg 3539: nope not yet, at least I ain't seen it.

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3540: RIP George Harrison.....
all those years ago...

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3541: go with God, George Harrison.

a very sad ~ Mrs, Wiley

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3542: Morning Porch! Raining here today finally, fits the mood I guess, I don't feel good anyway. Well off to work, finally it's FRIDAY!
RIP~ George Harrison

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3543: " while my guitar gently weeps"

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3544: Morning, Mavis & Mrs. Wiley, and everyone else out there in TV Land. We made it to Friday. Everyone have a good day, and be careful out there. It's a jungle.
- Hazel

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3545: Well, another musical legend off to play with the angels. . .
It is still raining here in Indiana - I am tired of rain!
The porch was pretty quiet yesterday. I am just glad that it is Friday. I think what I have is a sinus infection so I am going to the doctor to get some meds (hopefully those little blue pills won't cost too much.) Asa must be car buying with that 0% interest continuing. Hazel - when are you making breakfast again and where in the world is NN?
Have a lovely weekend!


November 30, 2001 - Msg 3546:
Watch out now, take care
Beware of falling swingers
Dropping all around you
The pain that often mingles
In your fingertips
Beware of darkness

Watch out now, take care
Beware of the thoughts that linger
Winding up inside your head
The hopelessness around you
In the dead of night

Beware of sadness
It can hit you
It can hurt you
Make you sore and what is more
That is not what you are here for

Watch out now, take care
Beware of soft shoe shufflers
Dancing down the sidewalks
As each unconscious sufferer
Wanders aimlessly
Beware of Maya

Watch out now, take care
Beware of greedy leaders
They take you where you should not go
While Weeping Atlas Cedars
They just want to grow, grow and grow
Beware of darkness

Till we all meet again.......

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3547: Well it is raining here in our neck of the woods,
with a little snow now and again!It seems every
year we loose more great talent!One of those things in life I guess!Speaking of talent,does
anyone else besides me think Don Rickles and Don
Knotts worked good together?Remember when Rickles played a salesman who was down on his luck and selling everyone junk!Anyway I always felt them to
sorta clicked when they did that episode and is offten over looked,because it is so diffrent from the kind of comedy that Rickles did!Does anyone remember the name of that episode?How about that funny line when Rickles ask Barney how the fur was
falling out on that mink and Barney replies"In Bunches"!Hey Tom glad to know your the sweet fellow I knew from thee old porch!Brian

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3548: Remember laugh and the whole world laughs with you
Snicker and everybody wonders what your up to!!!

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3549: Afternoon folks. Boy oh boy did we ever get pounded with a snow storm. 2nd big one in a week. Busy busy busy. I"ve even been moving snow in my sleep. Get over here with your tractor N.N. And bring lots of gas. It is 2 feet deep on my front yard. And they say more due in on Sunday. Mrs. Wiley, I'm moving in. Sorry your not feeling to hot Homemaker, well maybe thats the problem, you are feeling to hot. Hope you get better soon like.
Sorry I missed you last night Hazel. Had to go back into work.
Well, back to work for me, see ya'll later tonight I hope.


November 30, 2001 - Msg 3550: hey to the Porch. Des, your education was worth EVERY penny....


November 30, 2001 - Msg 3551: This is station WMPT,signing off by saying"so
long and good night ya-all"!

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3552: Yer right about Dež there Jelsik when yer talking to her you ain't talking to a jerk ya know! No snow here Asa it was 70 some degrees here in SW Virginia today, another record high. I'm ready for the cold so I can get in the Christmas mood, but it can go away once Christmas is gone!

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3553: Ok Floyd why can't we make that little squiggly thingy that Dež always does? Shows up here when I'm typing it but by the time it gets to the Porch it turns into a box. Wonder what causes that?

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3554: I'm mad. My puter doesn't even HAVE a little squiggle thingy. I want one too!! Have a good night yall. Salty Dog

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3555: Who cares about the squiggly thing... I want to write like Des! That was nice Des, very nice.
- Hazel

November 30, 2001 - Msg 3556: Hey, Dež, long time, no see! How are the kids? Asa, the terlet project is about finished, and looks beautiful. Just need a shower door, hinge broke on the old one, is an odd size and has to be ordered. Should all be finished by Monday. Incidentally, I do have another shower in the house, so I ain't dirty. How's Mrs. Asa feeling? Hope she's back to her old self by now.
homemaker, I hope your sinus trouble clears right up. That sure can make you feel awful. Well, have a great weekend, friends. --Romeena

December 01, 2001 - Msg 3557: Good Morning! Let's get up and get going. Lots to do today. I've got the coffee perking now.
- Hazel

December 01, 2001 - Msg 3558: Hazel do you have to do all that hollering?? You been around Asa to long! Boy for a person that has to get up early & go to work, you people sure keep late hours! LOL

December 01, 2001 - Msg 3559: Morning, Mavis. Sorry, didn't mean to SHOUT.
- Hazel

December 01, 2001 - Msg 3560: Mornin Porch, y'all are welcome here at my place - still summerish here. Shorts weather! But the Christmas lights are up and I'll be shoppin for a tree next week. Homemaker - try hot juice, bless yer heart! Thanks for th coffee Hazel, I'm off to run errands all day, and some preachin' in the late afternoon. Asa, hope the missus is recoverin, sorry to hear. Got the replacement car yet? Hope it's got a transistor radio so's she can pick up WMPT!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"maybe he's goin on a vacation. maybe down to that aligator farm in Florida..."

December 01, 2001 - Msg 3561: I've trained Hazel well, ain't I? She's a bird in this world. You feeling any better Mavis and Homemaker? Sure hope so. Taint no good feelin no good. (thems deep thoughts, huh?) Glad yer projects are going well Romeena. Really glad you got two showers.(lol)
Hope everyone has a good day.


December 01, 2001 - Msg 3562: You snuck in on me Mrs. Wiley. She's doing well thanks fer askin. We go car shopping today. That WMPT signs off the air awfully early.


December 01, 2001 - Msg 3563: Station WMPT the voice of Mount Piolt is now
broadcasting Christmas music for your listening enjoyment, While Christmas shopping in Mount Piolt,Mayberry and the surrounding areas!Our broadcast hours are from sunrise to sunset!Don't forget to listen to our special Christmas show Dec.24 and rebroadcasted Dec.25 both times at noon.It stars the very popular Leonard Blush!It's one show you won't want to miss and with those anouncements station WMPT the voice of Mount Piolt bids "ya-all a good night!

December 01, 2001 - Msg 3564: night porch! Hazel, Asa think ya'll can hold it down to a quiet roar in the morning? I'm still not feelin all too great. & the coyotes are making a racket again tonight! Wish me luck

December 02, 2001 - Msg 3565: Nite,nite porch

December 02, 2001 - Msg 3566: Okay, Mavis (I'm whispering). Good Morning everyone. (shhh). I'm bein real quiet, tip toeing around makin the coffee. I'm not even using fresh coffee beans cause the coffee grinder makes a roaring sound and that's noisy, so I'll use old stale coffee grounds this morning. I hope you were able to sleep last night what with the coyotes and all. Why don't you try playing a tune for them on the french harp or something. Sometimes music quiets animals down.
- Hazel

December 02, 2001 - Msg 3567: WRRRRRRRRRRRRR (Vacum noise)
Oops, sorry Mavis. I forgot you was ailin. Please forgive me, and get better soon. You got what Homemaker's got? Hope she perks up soon also.
Anyone seen N.N. lately? Hope she's ok. Check in N.N. We miss ya.
Hope everyone has a good Sabbath


December 02, 2001 - Msg 3568: See Mavis? There's nothing I can do about Asa. He don't know the meaning of quiet. I was wondering about NN too. Maybe she went on a trip. I hope she's not sick. I'll bet her computers got a virus or something.
- Hazel

December 02, 2001 - Msg 3569: Morning Porch- Yes, it's me New Neighbor! I was busy catering Christmas parties this weekend. Alot of people wanted to get a head start on the holidays. I book up real quick and so they jumped in there early. Hope everyone is doing well. Please get to feeling better for the holidays all you sick porchsters...I can't deliver all that chicken soup with all these engagements! Have a blessed Sabbath! ~New Neighbor :)

December 02, 2001 - Msg 3570: Morning porch-I hope everyone had a good nights
sleep.Just about got all the Christmas shopping done!How about the rest of you here at the porch!
I'll have to tune in Wmpt and listen to the great
Christmas music they have! The only problem I have is I don't know where they are on the am dial!!Brian

December 02, 2001 - Msg 3571: Mavis - maybe you need to broadcast WMPT to your coyotes and they will quiet right down. My daddy plays country music in the barn for the coyotes around him. They are partial to country music. I feel some better. I won't say i am 100% more about 45%. I need to get some strength back . . .got awfully weak and short tempered this week. Oh well, Brian, I won't be shopping until the 21st or so. Nothing like the mad rush at the end!
Take care you all.


Best regards Mavis. . .hope you perk up soon!

December 02, 2001 - Msg 3572: Thanks all you porchsters for being so considerate this morning! Ya'll are something else you know that? I might try that music for them coyotes, I know they are at least 5 of them we counted last night. That is 5 that we could SEE. Asa you see my boys lost to Rafe's boys again? Oh well, can't do nothing about it. Hope everyone had a good day & I'm glad N.N. finally checked in. homemaker reckon we got the same crud?
Nite porch

December 02, 2001 - Msg 3573: We hope you enjoyed our day of broadcasting at
740 AM WMPT the voice of Mount Piolt.Are braodcast
hours are from sunrise to sunset.Don't forget this
coming Wensday Wmpt will be broadcasting live from
wally's Garage with your chance to win great prizes,like a free oil change,bottle of pop(your
choice)and much more!On thursday will be in Downtown Mayberry by Weavers department store with a chance to win a $25.00 shopping spree!So
with those anoucements WMPT is now signing off,and
bids ya-all a good night!!

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3574: Mavis, what you need is a coyote sa-fairey...let me round up Asa and Rafe and some of the guys got your tweezers? Come on now, let's make like a posse...Hi-yah!


December 03, 2001 - Msg 3575: more like the weekly meeting of the Mayberry knot tying club...~ Mrs. Wiley

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3576: "that's a good un you got there boys."

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3577: font check = YO!

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3578: Morning Jelsik, Mrs. Wiley. Come on now, Mrs. Wiley, we gotta support the boys goin out on that coyote sa-fairey. Let's us girls stay back and make sandwiches or chili or something for when they get back. Maybe they're trying to get us the makin's for a coyote pie or a nice fur collar to wear to preachin. You don't think they'll just get out there and drink hard cider, and punch each other in the arms and holler "flinch!" do you?
- Hazel

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3579: WELL WELL WELL Looks like we got us a coyote problem to deal with. You sure it ain't Ernest T. a howling Mavis. He'll do that at times when he's a feelin extry sporty like. Them Tweezers good on coyotes Jelsik? I thought just on birds and tigers.
Dadgum cowboys anyhow. DOGGONE YA!!!
Mornin Hazel. Try and stay dry today.
Ya'll have a good day.


December 03, 2001 - Msg 3580: Hey all- I got me a pair of Needle-nose plyers sombudy can use for the hunt...Just speak right up- ya can use um! Asa- ya got bin-oclurs? Ya can sees um better with em. Don't forget yur gunny sack fors to put em in when ya get um. We'll have the food ready for the mighty hunters when ya get back .--~New Neighbor

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3581: Hey all- I got me a pair of Needle-nose plyers sombudy can use for the hunt...Just speak right up- ya can use um! Asa- ya got bin-oclurs? Ya can sees um better with em. Don't forget yur gunny sack fors to put em in when ya get um. We'll have the food ready for the mighty hunters when ya get back .--~New Neighbor

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3582: Hey all- I got me a pair of Needle-nose plyers sombudy can use for the hunt...Just speak right up- ya can use um! Asa- ya got bin-oclurs? Ya can sees um better with em. Don't forget yur gunny sack fors to put em in when ya get um. We'll have the food ready for the mighty hunters when ya get back .--~New Neighbor

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3583: don't forget to take a pointed stick, in case one of them cyotes holds up under a rock! ~ Mrs. Wiley

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3584: sorry, my computer is acting up...Wonder what causes that???

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3585: it's OK NN, we're just glad you're here!

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3586: Mornin', folks! Now listen here, you coyote-hunters! Bein' something of a conservationist and animal lover, I'm askin' you to treat those critters right gentle-like. They're just tryin' to make a living, like everybody else. Maybe you could live-trap 'em and move 'em further out in the sticks, like about 25 or 30 miles. This time of year, they're not likely to have babies that would be left to starve. However, if you do run across some babies later, just give 'em to Opie, he'll raise 'em for you! Maybe he could make watch-coyotes out of 'em. --Romeena

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3587: Romeena and Mavis, These coyotes sound like they are difficult to control. Read this:

Sorry, I'm not ept enough to make that clickable. Warning, the article isn't pretty.

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3588: You know they say if you get a fellow like
Ernest T.Bass near a good looking woman he's bound to turn into a coyote.Brian

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3589: Now aren't cha nice Romeena, worrying about them coyotes. I would'nt hurt a single one, so you quit fretting about it. I reckon we might have to just hang Mavis in her AD2K at nights. The pressure plugs up yer ears you know. Then she won't hear them varmints howling. Course she won't hear her alarm clock either, so any ideas there anyone?


December 03, 2001 - Msg 3590: We are now preparing for landing in the Rawliegh airport, please make sure your seat back trays are in the full and upright position. When opening the overhead bins, use caution as contents may have shifted in flight. We realize you had a choice for your travel arangements and we thank you for choosing Mayberry Airlines. Fly with again soon.

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3591: Hey, where is Salty Dog gotten off to? If yer out there S.D. check in. Them orders are backing up big time.


December 03, 2001 - Msg 3592: Here I am Asa. I'm sorry I haven't been posting in a couple of days, I worked 43 hours last week and this week look just as bad. I promise I'll be there to get the AD2K's out for Christmas!! It won't be as long next time. Hows Mrs. Asa fairing? Iffen she needs it she's welcome to a AD2K on the house. Have a good un. --Salty Dog

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3593: Oh by the way are you feeling better Mavis? Bless yer heart it aint no fun being sick. Hope you're back up to par tonight--Salty Dog

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3594: I'm like you Romeena. I've never shot anything except with a camera. I did take a shot at a groundhog once. He kept eating my zucchini and squash. Made me mad, but I believe if I had hit him I would have tried CPR and rushed him to the vet. :-) I was never so glad that I hadn't learned to shoot a gun. Coyotes are rough to put with tho. They'll eat all your pets if you're not careful and now talkin' about mad! I will fix up a batch of fish muddle or hog backbone for those coming back from the big hunt.

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3595: New Neighbor trust me, these boogers won't fit in a gunny sack, unless it's a real big one. They are pretty big fellars. Romeena I think the babies are grown, that's why they are noisier this year than last, there's more of 'em. I don't want to kill 'em, just want them to go somewhere's else, I'm really worried about my cats & my dogs can't go out & play in the yard, I make 'em come right back in when they are done with their business after dark. Anyways, I guess sooner or later I'll get used to it! Wait till the panther starts screaming again, I'll quit fussing about the coyotes & start fussin' about the panther :-)

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3596: Hey to the Porch. *Mavis, you won't have to worry 'bout them coyotes for very much longer. Me and Jelsik are both purty fair shots. He learned to shoot in the Army, and I learned from my Daddy, who learned to shoot in the Marines. And Romeena, don't you worry yourself one little bitty bit about me and Jelsik hurtin' them poor critters. I promise you, they won't feel a thing when we blow their little brains out. They'll be deader'n a hammer 'fore they hit the ground, I promise! After all, we gotta protect *Mavis's critters, and little Sugarplum and ever'body else's critters, too. Hey Jelsik, I b'lieve I'll leave the hard cider at home this trip. We wanna be extry sharp in our aim, don't ya know.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
OPIE: "Are we gonna make my body into one big muscle, Barney?"
BARN: "We sure are."
ANDY: "Only in your case, we'll try to stop at the neck."

December 03, 2001 - Msg 3597: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ONE AND ONLY HAZEL.


December 04, 2001 - Msg 3598: Hello from RickyB, Otis, and Henry Bennett,
I'm just passing through,
It does seem appropriate that *Rafe posted before me, and makes me look less that sparkling.
However, I wish you all Christmas Cheer, and Good Will Towards Men,

December 04, 2001 - Msg 3599: Merry Christmas Rickyb, and all the porch! And Happy Bithday Hazel!! Icecreams for all! C> C> C>

~ Mrs. Wiley


December 04, 2001 - Msg 3601: Thank you, Asa, Mrs. Wiley & NN! You are all too kind. Yeah, todays the big day. Thanks for the icecream cones, Mrs. Wiley.
- Hazel

Gin? Don't mind if I do!

December 04, 2001 - Msg 3602: Happy Birthday Hazel hope you have many more! Rafe you help me get rid of these critters so's my critters & Mr. Mavis' granson can go out & play with not worries & I'll have all the hard cider you want here! Rickyb we thought you had disappeared off the face of the earth! Welcome back. Off to Wally World, forgot to buy dog cookies & trust me, I am getting a butt chewing from these 4 kids of mine, but good this morning!

December 04, 2001 - Msg 3603: Good morning porch, Happy Birthday Hazel, I hope everyone has a good day today. I am off to work as usual. Mavis, you better make sure to get them doggie treats. My "kids" would have a fit without theirs. They'd just have a fit! Have a great afternoon ya'll--Salty Dog

P.S. Asa, you reckon they will let us sell AD2K's at the Olympics??

December 04, 2001 - Msg 3604: Not unless we pay rights to put the olympic logo on it and pay them a huge percentage on sales. Don't get me started on that subject. I could go on for hours and then Allen would have to get on here and tell me to hush, and I hate for Allen to tell me to hush. And I don't think he likes to tell people to hush either. It's not in his nature.


December 04, 2001 - Msg 3605: Asa, can I tell you to hush?
- Hazel

December 04, 2001 - Msg 3606: hey yall this is howard from the rainbow chapter, im over chere in the big city, hollywood, and i am about to burst, i cant hang round here for too much longer, can ya tell me bout myers lake? i have written a short script, and i believe i found the lake, up at the franklin canyon reservoir, there were some cute little ducks, sweet little black ones, white ones, green too, i looked for old sam, but didnt see him, does any1 know if its the right lake? sure looks like it to me, beats hollywood, & only 2 or 3 miles away. hope u all r well and have a nice day. howard

December 04, 2001 - Msg 3607: Hazel you can tell him to hush, but you know he won't listen! S.D. I got the cookies for the critters, so I'm allowed back in the house now. howardOld Sam hangs out around the rocks in the lake, did you look there? All joking aside tho, could all you porchsters please remember my mother, Jerri in your thoughts & prayers, she was struck with Bell's Palsy sat & the Doc told her it would take her about 6-8 weeks to get over it,but that she might not get all the use of her face back. The whole left side of her face is drooping & numb & just watching her try to eat or drink or talk breaks my heart. You guys are the best when it comes to prayers so please add her to your list. I will keep you posted.

December 04, 2001 - Msg 3608: Afternoon porchters, You bet I will pray for your Mom Mavis. Sorry to hear about her ailment. I've known a few folks get hit with that though and the good news is they have all completely recovered, so we'll pray the same for your Mom.
Hazel, seeing how its your special day today I will do anything you want. A girl only turns 28 once after all.


December 04, 2001 - Msg 3609: No no no, Asa. I was 28 last year. How could you forget? Sorry about your mom, Mavis. I'll pray too.
- Hazel

December 04, 2001 - Msg 3610: Good evening porch! got a meatloaf in the oven and taters on the stove and biscuits ready to go in the oven. Plus a big jug of sweet tea ya'll come on over and sit down to supper with us! Oh! for the healthy ones, I fixed a Caesar salad too. Mavis we will be praying for your mom as well. I'm sorry to hear about that. Take care. Yall have a good evening. Salty Dog

December 04, 2001 - Msg 3611: Thanks ya'll, I know this is the best place to be when you need someone to lean on we got lots of shoulders here! *sniff* Mom is doing better today, relieved, she is slurring more today than yesterday tho.

December 05, 2001 - Msg 3612: Mornin' Porch! Prayers for your Mom, Mavis. I have a sister in law with the same, it does get better. Hang in there. I know it's so hard to see the ones you love suffer.

Hope everyone has a great day!
~ Mrs. Wiley
can anything be done about them 2-legged cyotes? Thought about killin' him. Kinda hated to go that far.

December 05, 2001 - Msg 3613: Mornin' Porch- Mavis your mom's at the top of the prayer list. You're right behind, for understanding and endurance! IT WILL GET BETTER! Just a little disheartening this time of year. Asa- still shoveling that snow? We're supposed to be 75 degrees today. So much for the pretty Christmas new meaning to the word "sweatshirts"! Breakfast is ready--come on over~New Neighbor

December 05, 2001 - Msg 3614: I'm on my way over N.N. 75 degrees sounds so good about now. We have another storm due in here today. They say it's a small one though. Only expected to produce 3 to 4 inches. We'll see.
I'm glad you didn't take the law into your own hands there Mrs. Wiley. As a former member of the two legged coyote club I can say thank you.
Hope everyone has a goo day, and don't get sunburned.


December 05, 2001 - Msg 3615: While having a goo day I hope you also have a good day. If I had a brain I'd be happy.

December 05, 2001 - Msg 3616: I always thought you had half a brain Asa! *Unsigned ;-)

December 05, 2001 - Msg 3617: Hey to the Porch, just passing through on my way to Lake Charles. Uncle Ollie "A decoy, SHAZAAM."

December 05, 2001 - Msg 3618: Hey Uncle Oliie, did they get them gas works paved yet in Lake Charles?
1316- you give me to much credit I think.
Snowing here again, and cold as can be. Mrs. Wiley, can you use a handyman there in Florida for a couple of months? I learned lots from Mr. Wheeler.


December 05, 2001 - Msg 3619: Sorry to tell you Asa but we got the gas works paved 2 years ago, I guess you all were just late putting in for federal money and it's about 75 degrees here in North Alabama today. :-) Uncle Ollie "Not a wink."

December 05, 2001 - Msg 3620: WE'RE HOME! We got four gret big coyotes....brought 'em back alive, too. You know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna put on my uniform, and take 'em over to Romeena''s what she wanted.
I'm proud...I am so proud...


December 05, 2001 - Msg 3621: Well,just keep them away from me. I like big collies that have been shaved for the summer,but coyotes,don't know.

Al Becker

December 05, 2001 - Msg 3622: Rafe and Jelsik, you surprise me. --Romeena

December 05, 2001 - Msg 3623: howdee, sorry bout yer ma mavis i sure hope she gets to feelin better, me & mother will be prayin for your ma, i think its the right lake but i didnt see old sam, so its not scientiffically a certainty that this lake is in fact myers lake, i wish barney were here or leon, theyd know i reckon, howard

December 05, 2001 - Msg 3624: Mavis, I'm sorry about your mom's trouble. Bell's palsy can be emotionally devastating. However, I'm glad she has that diagnosis. The symptoms are so similar to those of a stroke, and I'm so very glad that wasn't the problem. As others have said, Bell's palsy does resolve in the majority of cases, frequently leaving no traces at all. In the minority of cases where it doesn't resolve, at least it isn't life-threatening. Small comfort right now, I know. Just give her all the support you can, and we'll all pray for you. You need support, too.--Romeena