January 18, 2002 - Msg 4452: Howdy Mavis, Porch. We got 6 inches of the white stuff today, so I'm sending it your way. Thanks fer the link Mavis. Yer the cats.
Are you ready team? Lets look and sound excited here. You guys act like yer nervous. We need to be ready to rock girls. Where the heck is n.n. She's pitching ain't she. Salty, where are you? Come on lets go. LETS LOOK ALIVE GIRLS....


January 18, 2002 - Msg 4453: I'm on my way, Asa, for whatever it's worth. Not bein' a player, I can't help much. I'm tryin' to get the Plum suited up in her mascot duds. We don't have her little sidecar/wagon yet, but she can fetch light-weight goodies out to the players. She's all keyed up! Anyhow, I'm bringing some Rice Krispy squares, some dingdongs, some Little Debbies, and a couple of Twinkies. Hope it's enough.--Romeena

January 18, 2002 - Msg 4454: Asa, I'm right here! Lets go, We gotta beat that team. Now lets show them who's the best!! I am on my way. See yall there!!--SD

January 18, 2002 - Msg 4455: Asa, I'm here and accounted for. I'll play where ever you need me. GO TEAM! --Helen

January 18, 2002 - Msg 4456: Hello Porchsters- Getting ready for a major snow storm, getting food in the pantry and wood in the woodshed. I think we're ready... Romeena, make sure Plum makes a wide circle past the pitchers mound with some goodies...ok? Pepsi --gotta have my Pepsi. See ya at the diamond.Didn't they always say a diamond was a girls' best friend? HMMMM somethin's wrong with this picture. Supper is on my porch after the game, with a cake for celebrating.~New Neighbor

January 18, 2002 - Msg 4457: pssstt, Rock. Pass me that crock, would ya.
- Hazel

January 18, 2002 - Msg 4458: Snow on our first scrimmage?? What next. But maybe we can have snow cream to go with that cake. NN hope you're stocked up on the pepsi. We might get snowed in!! I still got a few 12 packs left. So I'll be ready. Whered our coach run off to? Is he still talking to Big Maude? And three cheers for our mascot. She was just darling with her hair and outfit tonight. Have a good nite--Salty Dog

January 18, 2002 - Msg 4459: MAYBERRY WINS 3 to 2... What a game girls. I am so doggone proud of ya I caint hardly contain myself. Fer those who didn't see it listen to this. Mayberry is up 3 to 2 bottom of the ninth, Siler City at bat. Bases loaded, count 3 and 2, the pitch, a swing, a hit, deep into center field. And SugarPlum trots over to home plate and leaves a little deposit. Here comes the throw into home, here comes the runner into home, and...and... she see's home plate and elects not to slide into home, and Rockette makes the tag. Games over, WE WIN WE WIN WE WIN...
I award SugarPlum the game ball. YIPPEE...WE WIN...


January 18, 2002 - Msg 4460: WE WIN! YAHOO! What a way to win!Way to go Sugarplum and Rock/ette. We couldn't have done it without ya coach. Be right on over NN sounds good. Ya'll stay bundled up snowbunnies!--Helen

January 18, 2002 - Msg 4461: Hey Helen, we will call that our squeeze play, hee hee hee


January 19, 2002 - Msg 4462: Hi everyone! Great game yall. Romeena I hope you give our little plum some extra treats for a job well done. Asa, way to go man,you talked to big maude and distracted her. Plus did an excellent job as a coach. Im pumped and ready for another one now!! Got a little ice last night but nothing to worry about. Have a great day. I got the day off and Im going shopping and dragging the husband with me. (hee hee) Later--Salty Dog
" And It's A Fun Day"

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4463: Here you go Hazel. You can have all you want out of the crock. Since we won last night I don't think Asa would mind.

The Rock

"I've come to fill my vase." (Otis Campbell)

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4464: Sugarplum thanks you, Asa. She'll treasure that game ball forever. I'll drop by home plate with a little scooper later on, although as cold as it is, the deposit is probably frozen solid by now. Wow, what a game! Rockette was really alert, and made that tag real fast when the runner hesitated. Good game, team! I gave the Plum an extra baby carrot (her favorite treat).--Romeena

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4465: Pickle problem!!!

I like to look for little discrepencies when watching TAGS, and I noticed one today while watching the pickle episode. OK, here's the scene; Andy and Barn take Aunt B's pickles out of the jars and replace them with store bought pickles. So we as*ume that they put Aunt B's pickles into the store jars, right??? Wrong!!! Now, remember when Barney passes out the Mayberry safe driving award to the passerby, he awards him with a jar of pickles, but they're in a regular canning jar...not a store bought pickle jar. They got mixed up on this one. Anyway, I just thought I would share that with y'all. Have a good day all.

Newton Monroe

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4466: Hey all! I took a trip to Raleigh on the spur of the moment. I stayed at the "Y". Boy, it sure isn't like Mayberry where they roll up the sidewalks every night. There is a magic shop up there, and I bought a tin ink blot. It looks like the real thing. I can't wait to put it on NN's tablecloth and watch her face;-)hehe. What's been going on here? I see ya'll have a new softball team. I heard on the radio ya'll won last night. Tell me when the next game is, Asa.


January 19, 2002 - Msg 4467: O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people. For His merciful kindness is great
toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.-Psalms 117


January 19, 2002 - Msg 4468: Amen!

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4469: Barney speaking to Andy about Miss Mendlebright while being gased from hard apple cider:"Bless her heart"!!!

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4470: Sure is quiet here on the porch today. Everyone must be tuckered out from the big win. Or from the big celebration after the big win.
Who's up to cooking breakfast in the morning? A nice warm meal to start off the Sabbath sounds extry good. Any volounteers?



January 19, 2002 - Msg 4471: Evening Porch! So good to see AngeFan back amoungst us again! You gonna join the team? Now if we can just get *Rafe back here with us we will have the best singing first base coach around! How bout it *Rafe wanta be the first base coach? We'll share the Little Debbies with ya! Never got the snow the weatherman was hollering about but we sure got the rain, still raining here & wind blowing to beat the band! Birds are happy tho, full feeders & a new suet block to fight over!
Don't the trees seem nice & full!

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4472: Asa ain't that there clock in yer stomach got an off button???

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4473: How about some Mayberry triva?Cmplete this saying of Briscoe's "If you got time to breath you got time for"?

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4474: Hey,*Mavis. I'd luv to join the team. But I have to warn you,I ain't too good.Doyou think you can meet me at the field at four tomorrow, Asa,
and give me a few pointers. The pictures from the trip should be in Monday.


January 19, 2002 - Msg 4475: music

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4476: Hey 4473, the answer is Music. One of our favorite quotes in our musical family! Welcome back AngeFan! Asa, if you figure out that off button, let me know! I want to turn my off too!--Helen

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4477: My off? Mine off. -Helen

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4478: Ya'll come for pancakes and sausage tomorrow a.m. We'll eat early, before Sunday School.4475 we must have posted at the same time. See ya'll in the mornin'--Helen

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4479: Here's another 1 to complete:Otis sings or says

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4480: nite porch!

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4481: To msg:4475 and 4476 your right!Sorry for not posting that in Msg4479.

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4482: doodle

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4483: Is it the dipsy doodle?? Thats the only song I remember him singing other than Just Before the Battle Mother. Hiya porch! Back from shopping didn't buy a whole lot but had fun. Have a good evening. Helen, breakfast sounds good. I'll bring some cinnamon buns. See yall later. Tags is about to come on! --Salty Dog

Thats the way the dipsy doodle works!

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4484: Dadgummit 4482 I thought I had it! Now here you go and beat me.--SD

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4485: Howdy to the porch. Been a while since I've been here and so I thought I would drop by to say hello. Boy howdy it's cold here tonight. We got some snow last night and I don't think it's gonna melt anytime soon. I just been busy working and trying to stay warm. And of course trying to teach myself not to duck when the ball comes at me and not dropping the ball or my Little Debbie.
Have any of you good ladies read, "At Home in Mitford." It is the first in a series of books and they are wonderful. I can not say enough good about them.
Fun Girl

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4486: Heres 1 last complete this quote!
Andy: If I ever catch a certian little boy handcuffing another little boy to a flag pole,he'll not only be plantin'_ ,he'll be eatin' it standin' up.

January 19, 2002 - Msg 4487: The answer is Spinach. I saw that episode last night.


January 19, 2002 - Msg 4488: Let everything that hath breath, praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord Psalm 150:6


January 19, 2002 - Msg 4489: Your right Angefan!!Good night to one and all on the porch.



January 20, 2002 - Msg 4491: Good morning porch, I hope everyone is having a great sabbath. The rain is finally gone and it is good to see some blue sky again. As for the pickles...I thought they switched jar and everything instead of just the pickles. But I may have to go back and rewatch it. Oh well I need an excuse to watch a tags video anyway. Have a good Sunday! Later--Salty Dog

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4492: Newton, now you got to stay in town. Besides, I need to buy a few gifts for upcoming Birthdays and I know you have the best merchadise in town seeing that you have been a street vendor for years. Do yo have a good selection of mens watches? Or perhaps some fine stoles? Let me know Newton; of course the price has to be right.
And no, I never realized that about the pickles; that will be something in that episode I look for. Thanks for the trivia. (Besides, you can't leave town, I think the sheriff is looking for you).

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4493: The above was from me, Helen.

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4494: Newton, you need not wear your feelings on your sleeve like that. . .Sheriff Taylor will you give a good sized talking to for that.

Everyone have a good Sabbath, even you Newton!


January 20, 2002 - Msg 4495: Newton, you remind me of myself. I get hurt too when I think I say something funny or interesting and not one person even acknowledges my post. Believe me, I been there bud. I can't speak for everyone, only myself, but I couldn't get on my computer all day yesterday, every site I tried to go to said "server not found" or some durn thing like that. So that's why I didn't say anything about the pickles. If I had been able to respond, I would have told you something I've always noticed about that episode. I've never canned anything, but once the seal is broken, don't the jars need to be kept refridgerated? So how come they open up all the jars, switch the pickles, put the lids on em and put em back on the shelves. Seems like they'd go bad. That's what I would have said to you yesterday, Newton.
- Hazel

"I'm dogged if it don't make a feller feel right bad to be 10-4'd in the middle of an idea."

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4496: OK,



January 20, 2002 - Msg 4497: Morning Porch. Good Sabbath to all.
Gosh Newton, I sure didn't mean to ignore your earlier post. I hope you feel welcome here. Greatest group of folks I know sit here on the porch. Ya'll pull up a rocking chair and sit a spell.
We are going to work on batting practice this week girls. I have some concerns there. Hazel, you need to grab hold of the skinny end of the bat when yer hitting. Mavis, you don't swing at them pitches that are 10 feet over yer head. Helen, just cause the other team yells SWING, don't mean you gotta do it. And Salty, you can't take yer pepsi into the batters box with you. It just ain't done. So other than that, ya'll looked pretty good. Practice is Monday at Mrs. Wiley's.


January 20, 2002 - Msg 4498: Hey Coach--Can I sings to myself whilst I'm standing out there on the base? Everytime I commensed to singing it started a whole chorus of No Count Mule ... (helps me with my timing). Mr. Monroe, when ya get the courthouse done got me a new house that could use a coat of paint all over the inside. Of course the porch needs sprucing up too. See ya at practice! Salty- it's you know where...~New Neighbor

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4499: shhhhhh.. don't tell Asa.

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4500: Hey Newton Monroe did you ever notice how well
Don Knotts and Don Rickles acted together in the scenes they had with 1 another!I thought they were brillint and Don Rickles should have been brought back for another episode! I think the chemistry was there between them 2 actors and it showed on all the scenes they had together!BRIAN

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4501: Hey, Newton. Glad ya' did'nt leave.
Thank the Lord for all His blessings. I became a Christian 4 years ago today. (January 20, 1998).
Saw Ben Weaver at Church today. Asa, you were there, did you notice that when they sang "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms" Ben didn't sing, he only moved his lips?

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4502: BRIAN, I agree. They did work together well, and that wouldn't have been easy. I always thought Rickles would be hard to work with - just a natural-born scene stealer. We're mighty glad you decided to stay on in Mayberry. The hotel has cheaper rates by the month, you know.
Now, as for those pickles, I don't know that I'd have wanted to eat any of them, either kind, after all the mauling they went through, getting transferred around in the jars like that. And I never saw Andy or Barney wash their hands, not even once! Yuck. --Romeena

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4503: Oops! That fourth sentence up there, about staying on in Mayberry, that was meant for Newton Monroe. I changed thoughts in my head and didn't change names on the screen! Sorry 'bout that!--Romeena

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4504: Hey BRIAN, how about dropping me a line?

Milton P. Oliver
"Bunches, BUNCHES!"

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4505: Good evening porch. Sounds like things have been busy around here. Don't worry Asa you won't ever SEE my pepsi in the batter box again. I promise. God bless ya AngeFan It will be my 20th in Nov of this year. Well I'm off here for awhile. Gotta get ready for practice tomorrow. Hey NN we need to meet a few minutes early to go over some "strategies" OK? is 4:30 OK with you? Let me know. See yall Later--Salty Dog

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4506: Howdy y'all. Can anyone join in on this here porch and set a spell and enjoy a visit for awhile? Seems like a mighty nice place to visit and share a thought or two.....Remember the "Man in a Hurry", he eventually enjoys his stay, and doesn't want to hurry home after all.....Miss El

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4507: Evening Porch! Haven't been online all day so I have to say hello & good nite all in the same post! Asa it ain't my fault that Hazel kept hollering swing when I was batting, I was listenin to her when I shoulda been watching the ball! I thought she was wanting me to do some kinda dance or something! Newton please don't take nobody answering yer posts personal, sometimes people post then read, I seen em do it! Miss El you can jump in hang on & let yer thumb hang loose anytime here on the porch, everybody's welcome, remember Mayberry is the friendly town.
Well I gotta go clip some puppies tomorrow, so I better get to bed.
*Mavis #3

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4508: Almost forgot, FunGirl we thought you went back to Mt.Pilot or something don't stay gone so long next time, we miss you! and MPO that goes for you & Brian too, we need ya'll!

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4509: Hi.All.

January 20, 2002 - Msg 4510: Hi All will we did not git the snow, but it is cold here.
Hello to all the new one.
Brian. yes I am the tom from the old porch but i do not have your adress or email.
The sun went donw-a blaze of light
as twiling ushered in the night.
the moon arose - a silvery glow-
i m glad the saviour made it so.
The start came out across the sky
to speak of other worlds on high,
and in my heart i found sweet peace,
from toil the night would bring release.

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4511: Morning Porch. Some of us have to work today, huh Mavis.
Thanks once again for the poem Tom. We really enjoy your being here.
Welcome to the porch Miss El. Glad to have you join us.
Salty, I don't know what you and N.N. are planning, but it's got me nervous.
Where the heck is Hazel this morning. She must be sleeping still. Of all the nerve.
And Mrs. Wiley, your being kinda quiet to. Are you hoarse from all that hollerin at the game?
Well I must go slay the dragon again. So you all have a nice day off, if you got it off. If not, have a nice day anyway.


January 21, 2002 - Msg 4512: Good Morning. . .can you believe that I am in school today. Some of the surrounding schools got the day off but not us. Oh well. . .part of MLK dream was to see the people educated. We is here!

It was a busy weekend this weekend. . .the goats got out Friday and the horses out Sunday morning. Where we board the horses. . .someone left the gate open. . .I'll be glad when we find a place where all the people and the critters are all at the same place. No new baby goats yet. . .Fudge looks like she could pop at any second.

Good day to you all!!!


January 21, 2002 - Msg 4513: Mavis, don't go blaming me for your batting. I wasn't hollerin "swing", I was hollerin "SWIG". That's how Rock knows that it's my turn to take a swig at the crock. No, I aint takin the blame for yer high swings. Asa, can't we cancel practice tonight? We got 8 1/2 inches of snow yesterday and suppose to get 4 more today. I promise I'll practice holding the skinny end of the bat while I'm home. I promise.
- Hazel

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4514: Good morning porch friends. I didn't get the day off neither. Maybe someone did. Tom I enjoyed your poem. And Asa now don't you be frettin none atall about me and NN. Like I said before you wont SEE a thing! (hee hee) Speaking of which...NN where are ya? I need to see you before practice. Yall have a good day today looks like its gonna rain again on my porch. See yall at practice. --Salty Dog

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4515: Goodmorning. I know that Allan provides us with a prayer forum but this is a little quicker if people are going to it off and on all day and not everyone belong to WBMUTBB Prayers and Praises, so here it goes:
my neighbor, age 71, is having a lung biopsy today and fluid drawn away from his heart and lungs. The fluid thing he had 20 years ago and suffered a light stroke from it. The heart doctor came in while ago (Mr. Duke in xray for procedure) and heart Dr. told her that his swollen joints could be coming from cancer. This just really upset her because most of Mr. Duke's family has died with cancer. Please pray for his healing and both of them to have strength. Mrs. Duke isn't well herself.
Thank you all for praying. I am way behind on reading the Porch. I don't get on computer often as my corner of the room it is in is cold. Oh, Tom, about a little heater to put by my feet, my cats might knock it over and also they say you need 3 feet of space between heater and something else and we lived in cramped quarters. But thanks for the suggestion. Sometimes I wrap up in a blanket.
Hope all are well and I'll try to catch up soon.
Miss Ellie

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4516: not to say that Allan ain't quick...he's automated and everything, I'm just trying to reach as many people as fast as I can.
Miss Ellie
PS. Allan, "You're a prince, a real prince."

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4517: Well! To message 4509, apparently no one has told you that we absolutely do not refer to Sugarplum by the "d" word. It hurts her feelings terribly. She is our mascot, our little Sugarplum, the Plum, #12.8, whatever, but we never, never use the "d" word. I managed to scroll that up quickly enough that she didn't see it, so it's okay. Just try not to let it happen again. Thanks, love, whoever you are.--Romeena

"Watch it, Three!"

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4518: oh by the way - my knee is alot better! Except, my husband's knee went out now. Must be something in the water. . .


January 21, 2002 - Msg 4519: HA HA HA Rommena. Yer starting to sound like Mrs. Pumphrey in All Creature's. Will SugarPlum start calling me uncle Asa NEXT ? LOL
Glad yer knee is functioning ok homemaker. You didn't injure it playing football with yer husband, did you?
Back to work fer me gang.


January 21, 2002 - Msg 4520: Sure am sorry some of you had to work today. That's a shame. I been sittin around catching up on the geographics, relaxing and just takin it easy. If you guys want to stop by for an apple later, if you get a break, well come on by.
- Hazel

Just had to have an apple.

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4521: Hazel, your a bird in this world, you know that? Stick that apple in a pie shell, put it in the oven, and throw a scoop of ice cream over it, and I'll be right over. Sound good?
Hey Miss Ellie, prayers go out for your neighbor and his wife. Sure hope he is ok. Nice to hear from you.
Well now I really have to git back to work. See ya

BTW Hazel, that snow is supposed to be headed my way. Why don't you hang on to it though, we got pulenty, thanks.

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4522: Uncle Asa! How nice! Sugarplum says that will be just fine. She has always felt a bit presumptuous, calling folks by their first names. Being a true South Texan at heart, the idea of adding "aunt" or "uncle" to folks' names makes her much more comfortable. So, Uncle Asa it shall be. Thank you so much!--Romeena

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4523: Hello porch friends hows everybodys day been? Miss Ellie, we'll sure remember your prayer request. Romeena, don't feel bad, my little fur kid has no clue he's a d-word either. He thinks he's just a very furry human! Be back in a bit, gotta get supper a cookin before practice. See yall there!--Salty Dog

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4524: Salty Dog--Here I am! We'll heave to go around the corner to talk , because Asa seems to be gettin' a bit jittery about our whispering. Can you imagine he thinks we're up to something? HEHEHEHe Remember to took innocent when he sees us. Glad to have all the new folks join us on the porch. There's always a chair waitin' . See ya at practice-Asa... ~New Neighbor

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4525: Plum calls me Auntie Mavis so she may as well call everyone what she wants. As long as she calls me for supper! teehee

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4526: Asa my other half has got a set of them SonicEarz he tried for hunting, you could use themif the whispering bothers ya, but you'll probably only hear girl talk & things like how good that back doc looks.



January 21, 2002 - Msg 4528: Sorry I'll be a little late for practice - I was late gettin the apple pies outta the oven. Let me put em on the sill to cool and I'll be right there. Where's Mrs. Wiley?
- Hazel

Aunt Bee: More Pie, Mr. Darling?
Briscoe: I'm ample, ma'am. Three cuts of pie is my high water mark.

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4529: Hazel I thought your were hollering swing, if I'da knowed you was hollering SWIG,I wouldn't been SWINGin'! BTW watch them apple pies, Robin Hood & his merry men might rob them from ya to give to the poor! Asa yer a mess, that has always been one of my favorite quotes!
I'll bring the ice cream for them pies, if they don't get stolen!

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4530: Hey everybody! Especially to you Miss El, welcome.Asa, about me swinging when the other team says swing. Sorry 'bout that I'm just all confused with some people yellin' swing and some people yellin' swig.I'm like Mavis, I must have heard Hazel and Rock yellin'. I knew they sounded familiar. How was I supposed to know they were saying swig and not swing? I'll know next time. Mrs. Ellie, nice hearin' from you. I sure will remember your prayer request. The Lord is able. Hazel, is there any way you can fry those pies for our next game? We could eat those instead of the Little Debbies. Homemaker I loved your quote, we is here! Reminded me of when I was in school and a teacher introduced herself in this way: I be yo English teacher! Needless to say I was pulled from her class! Let us know when the new goats get here. I know plenty of "old goats" :)Hope ya'lls knees get better, Ya'll aren't kickin' one another are ya?;)Romeena, that little Plum is so sweet. I'm glad you didn't let her know of the d' word. I know how that would make my furry little boy feel. Give her an extra carrot for me, that's my fur boy's favorite snack too. He goes crazy when he hears the c word. Where's Newton been? I guess he's still paintin'. Hey Newton! Merle Dean too, where's he been? I've rattled on long enough. See ya'll, nite.--Helen

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4531: Good evening porch. Well NN I think Asa is on to us. So we better do some quick planning for this weekend. Hows about the diner for lunch tomorrow I'll treat. Sounds like everyone feels about their fur kids like I do. Thats so sweet. I don't know what I'd do without mine. Nite porch--Salty Dog

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4532: I just thought I'd drop by and say hey. Hey.

January 21, 2002 - Msg 4533: Evening Porchsters,

I just finished painting the courthouse and I'm tired. This manual labor is making me look 40ish! Listen, I've noticed y'all are practicing for baseball alot- and just so happens that I was at the warehouse at just the right time to get a great deal on some bats,gloves, and baseballs. (I have a bill of sale) Let me know if you need any of these items. I'll be behind the courthouse tommorrow planting a tree if the weather is nice. Asa, I'm having a closeout on tin foil, let me know if you need any.

Thanks for all previous responses!
Newton Monroe

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4534: Hey to jennieboone. Nice to see a friendly face. Hey to *Mavis and Hazel and ever'body else. Not much to say, just poking my head in for awhile. You all take care.

I'll see ya,
*Rafe Hollister
P.S. Newton, I know how you feel. Stick around, it might get better. Then again, it might not.

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4535: Yeah, but it might. Morning, Rafe. Good to see you. I guess I'll put my thinkin bucket on this morning and try to figure out how we can make sure that people don't feel left out around here. I personally sure am sorry if I ever caused anyone to feel that way. Heck, Rafe, it was you and Mavis and Floyd that made me feel so welcome in the first place and made me want to stay. I guess those of us that post every day do kinda get jokes going back and forth, and maybe we do forget to make sure to include everyone. I been on the "left out" end before too, and it does make you feel right bad. I for one will try much harder to include everyone.
- Hazel

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4536: Mornin Porch. Uhhhh Thats all inclusive to EVERYONE who is peeking in.
I'm not sure how to take your post Rafe. Does this mean you fell unwelcome on the porch? Heck, you made one little post about starting a softball team, and look what its grown into.
Like Hazel said though, if I have made anyone feel unwelcome here, I am very sorry. I have felt that way on other boards, and know how it feels.
If there is anyone who takes a peek here, but don't post much, please do. We all have the same intent I believe. That is to bring a little bit of Mayberry into our lives, and make some good friendships.
Well, enough on that I reckon. Ya'll have a good day.


January 22, 2002 - Msg 4537: Asa - you are the peacemaker aren't you? You go guy! I think that we are a good little community here. . . some talk a lot, some read a lot, some just talk a little. . .no one should take offense though.
Maybe we all need to put our thinkin buckets on because we don't want anyone to think that Mayberry is an unfriendly little town because that's what the sign says that it is a friendly little town and well it just wouldn't be right if people thought we were unfriendly. (Anybody need a manicure?)


January 22, 2002 - Msg 4538: Morning Porch, I'm right 'chere! Sorry I've been so quiet, after the game Friday I left for the big city to visit my 2 precious baby girls (11 & almost 13) who live with their Dad. It's good times! We visited Grandma and Grandpa, went to Preachin', ate fancy and shopped! All in all it was a fun time. Now it's back to training mode - don't want Coach (uncle, heehee) Asa to git after me.

While there I got to see 4 eps! Cousin Virgil was always one of my fav's. Y'all who's got TVLand sure have the good life!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Barney (to Virgil): "You'd better wtch that...I want Andy to like you!"
ps: sometimes I forget - or don't have time to acknowledge everything everyone here says, but don't go punnishin yourself on the inside or 'nuthin, Lord knows I love each and every one of you!

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4539: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"
Hope everyone had a nice weekend. We got 3 days here at the bank..."Nice, real nice!"
Helen....hope life is good for you and yours today.
Watched "Mr. McBeevee" last night.
How could you ever doubt that Opie *smile*
(Now come on admit it...someone out there smiled when you read that)

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4540: Hey everybody! (That includes you Asa! ;) ) Hope you didn't work to hard Newton. If you need the hole dug for the tree, my little doxie will be glad to oblige. He loves to dig. Mrs. Wiley sounds like you had a good weekend. I'm glad. We missed ya.
Good to see you to Merle Dean. Life is good. I didn't get the day off yesterday. I kept my niece's ages 1 (just started walking) and 3. I was very busy! They are precious. My son got to go to work with his uncle and was very excited to see some things that we had been studying about That is so cool (in his words)! I love to see his love of learning!

NN found a wonderful vegetable soup recipe I'll send you. I'll make a pot and everyone can come sample it to see if it's a keeper.
I hope all of you have a wonderful day in the Lord , let's rejoice and be glad. --Helen

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4541: Hello porch, Hows it going? Not much going on on my porch today. Didn't have anything to say but I was afraid I'd hurt some feelings if I didn't post and I would hate to do that. Have a good one and I'll see ya'll at practice whenever that is. Later--Salty Dog

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4542: I got three doses of Mayor Stoner today. First I woke up about three this morning and could'nt go back to sleep so I turned on the tube. There on Walt Disney wa Mayor Stoner as an English inn keeper on the Swamp Fox. Second he was on an episode of the Twilight Zone as as Irish policeman. And third he was a Southern mayor when the govenor came to shake Barney's hand. From what I saw he must have been about 190 years old when he was elected mayor of Mayberry.
Hazel, the others can get confused if they want to, just as long as we know what to do when we hollar SWIG. Good thing we're not on a swim team. Can you imagine everybody hitting the water every time Hazel and I get thirsty.

The Rock

"But these aren't good ole store bought pickles, these are bad ole home made pickles." (Barney)

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4543: good evening everyone. . .I.m geting ready to start a supper for the family - meatloaf and mashed taters.
(and leftover coconut cream pie) Glad to see everyone is doing well -


January 22, 2002 - Msg 4544: Ball practice is at 5:00 Salty, don't you get obtuse with me. hee hee I have to go see the opto... the optha... the daggum eye doctor first though. I may be late and I may not be able to see when I git there, so ya'll know the drill. Batting practice first. Homemaker, you make sure they don't sneak no pepsi's in the batters box.
I hope you didn't git stonered Rockette. hee hee hee.
See ya'll at practice, well I'll hear ya'll at practice.


January 22, 2002 - Msg 4545: Hey Homemaker, sounds delicious! Rock - dare say it...You had a "stoner" day.

~ Mrs. Wiley
BOING...thwap..ouch! Musta thrown my shoulder out (shouldn't have toted my 11 yr. old)

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4546: Asa we posted at the same time andhad the same stoner ider! ~ Mrs. Wiley

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4547: Hey if Asa can't see us then we can go along with our plan NN it'll be the perfect chance to stash our pepsis. See yall at practice. Asa I hope that ol eye doctor isn't too rough on ya. Is he as purty as the back doctor?? hee hee Later-- Salty Dog

Boy when you get obtuse you really get obtuse

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4548: Hey everybody!
We'll have to watch out now,after going to the eye doctor, Asa might actually SEE us with our snacks. Oh, by the way Hazel, did you think about those fried apple pies for our games? Mrs. Wiley you sound like me carrying a 9yr old! You might need our purdy dr.! Hope your o.k.--Helen

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4549: ...purdier than a pink rose...~ Mrs. Wiley

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4550: Hi Mrs. Wiley. Nice to have you back with us. Glad yer home safe. Hi Helen, how are you doing? I might not see them snacks but I can smell food a mile away.
Where has N.N. gotten off to. Hope I didn't git her mad at me.
You know what they call a fellar with his nose up in the air? A man with new bi-focals. hee hee hee


I smell gas, you smell gas?

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4551: Merle Dean I will admit I did smile when I read that! I was thinking it myself, but ya beat me to it. *Rafe how's come you are always sneaking in when I done sneacked out? You still working that graveyard shift? Asa never did hear if that eye doc is as purty as the back doc....Newton don't need any tinfoil but I bet we could use some of the baseball things, Salty and NN keep drillin holes in the bats trying to sneak in Pepsi's. Helen I'll be over for some soup afterwhile. jennieboone ain't forgot ya lady, I'm still trying to get all the research done for the Cutlass, almost done. I'll let ya'll know. Now where did Tom get off to? I'm gonna go eat some brownies I made today, anybody want some?

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4552: I need prayers sent up guys. I talked to an old & I do mean a long time ago, boyfriend tonight, his dad passed away this morning & they are having a really hard time dealing with it, they have never lost anyone this close to them & need prayers to help them thru this. I am so upset by this, that man was just like a father to me for a long time.
'Rest in Peace, Pops DeLuca'
thanks guys,

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4553: Here I am. Just getting back from work, kid pick-up and supper dishes...Keeps a body steppin'. Salty Dog - IT'S ALL SET! Hey to everyone, glad to read all the postings. Mavis, sure be glad to pray for the family. See ya at practice.Make sure the ladies' room is close by with all the Pepsi and cider drinking goin' on. ~New Neighbor

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4554: Hey Asa you can ask Helen about yer eyes, shes a teacher. hee hee, Mavis I'm sure sorry about your friends dad. I'll remember the family. Save me a brownie though, that sounds good. Did you take all the calories and fat out of it?? You know Asa would jump on us about our sweets. OK NN good job girl. That was perfect timing. Yall have a good nite now, I gotta go back to work tomorrow. Nite porch--Salty Dog

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4555: Now Salty you know they wouldn't taste good if I took all that out, they would be like that Chicken A'La King, taste like wallpaper paste. Thanks for the prayers. I will keep ya'll posted.

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4556: Sorry Mavis about your friends Dad. That's hard to lose a parent. I'll sure remember that family, and you too. I visited your web site tonight, it's awesome! I went to some of your links. I enjoyed those too. If you do decide to take all of the fat and calories out, send 'um my way, I'll use 'um in something, like a chocolate cake. Homemakers coconut cream sounded good, any left? I'm hungry, can ya'll tell.
Asa, your eyes look fine to me. Ask Floyd he's a barber.
YO RO! I've missed you today. I bet her new T.V. contraptions has her held hostage! I hope you have all the TAGS you can stand. Good to hear from everybody. Have a good nite. --Helen

GOOBER: Helen, how do my eyes look? You're a teacher.
HELEN: Well they look fine to me, Goober.
ANDY: Why don't you ask Floyd, he's a barber!

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4557: Hi y'all, boy for front porch sittin' there sure is alot of activity going on. With baseball, and bakin' and workin' and eatin', not much time for sittin'! Fun girl, you posted that you's reading "At Home in Mitford". That is a great book. You'll want to read the whole series. Has anyone read, "Jim the Boy" by Tony Earley? About a young boy growing up in North Carolina during the Great Depression. It's a wonderful story! Time for dessert and TVLand! Nite all.... Miss El

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4558: dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4559: Hi, TOM. :-)

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4560: Peace of mind.
there passes not a singie day
that i don't speak your name,
and though i feel unworthy,God,
i ask you just the same-
to give me strenght to face
whatever problem lie ahead,
and should i start to worry-
give me"peace of mind" isntead.
then- let someone's path cross mine-
who needs a helping hand,
and let me show that someone
that i care and understand.
when the day draws to a close-
let my thoughts be of you,
for you are such a vital part
of everything i do.
Mavis prayr for your friend and fmaily.


January 22, 2002 - Msg 4561: To 4558, for your information, the Plum totally ignored your post, because it would never enter her head that you
might have been talkin' about her! Now, had you said "sweetiepie angelface babygirl littletwit nono getouttathat huussshhh
quitthatbarking nomorecarrots mylittlelove sweetpea Sugarplum", she'd have been right there, waitin' for a pat on the head or a rub
behind the ears. --Romeena

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4562: Well!! I got the "censored" page for my version of "hush", edited it and re-posted, and it printed it, all spaced funny. Wonder what causes that? And I wonder why it objects to three "u's" in a row?? Am I missing something? I know I'm old, and behind the times, but three u's?--Romeena

January 22, 2002 - Msg 4563: Tom, you are indeed a special friend. I'm sure *Mavis appreciates that lovely poem, as we all do. It sort of reminds me of a friend and the way he always worded his prayers (and I try to remember to, as well). Instead of praying "Lord, go with me (or us) today in all we do", he would pray instead, "Lord, take me with You today, and show me how I can help in all You're doing." Isn't that just beautiful?--Romeena

January 23, 2002 - Msg 4564: Good morning, off to work this morning . Have a great day. Tom thanks for your poem iy was as always beautiful. Mavis, hope things are OK with you. Ro, I think we should talk to Floyd and have the d-word added to the sensor list because we dont use it around my house and I tell you dont around yours. See yall later--Salty Dog

January 23, 2002 - Msg 4565: Morning, porch. Coach, sorry I missed practice last night; I had a sore throat. I got a note from my Ma, if you need that. Does it need to be notarized? Salty, if the d word is censored, then should we just call you Salty... er... Salty D?
- Hazel

January 23, 2002 - Msg 4566: My goodness the porch has been busy. That's good to see.
Mavis, Prayers fer yer old friends family. Sorry to hear about that.
Thanks fer looking at my eyeballs Helen. (one of the funnier scenes)
Romeena, hows my little Plumbster doing. Will she be sending her uncle Asa any goodies in the mail like Trickie woo does for Uncle Herriot?
Ain't read them books Miss El. Sounds good though. That period of time has always intrested me.
Thanks fer the nice poem Tom. Always a great way to start the day.
Salty Dog, what am I gonna do with you and yet pepsi compulshion? when I tell you to Nip it, I think your getting the wrong idea.
Poor Hazel is feeling sickly with a cough and a fever. Go see Doc. Roberts and get some rest dear.
Well off to work I must go. Got a big meeting with the F.B.I. people today. Olympic security stuff. It's BIG, REALLY BIG


January 23, 2002 - Msg 4567: Asa, be careful out there. Make sure those FBI guys are the real thing (check out their secret handshake). Helen, I forgot to say yesterday, I don't know how to make fried apple pies. Thanks for the poem, Tom.
- Hazel

Barney: I blew my chance for the big ball of wax in high school... I had a connection with the FBI. My father had a friend who did a lot of plumbing in Washington.

January 23, 2002 - Msg 4568: So Asa, are you going to be securing the opening ceremonies. . .I heard tickets are $885. OK - you Utah people just love to make money. I hope that Merle Dean will take good care of it at the bank.

Hazel. . .fried apples are easy to make. . .you just go to Helen's house and help her eat her's. No mess and no clean-up.

Tonite it out to supper for us - son #1's school is having Wednesday supper. Beef Stew and cheescake for desert. . .yum yum. . . please be in prayers for the teachers of his school. It's a long story but there was an accident that totally wiped out one of the teacher's car and everyone walked away fine. The Spirit of the Lord was with them in the car. But getting her car replaced is going to be a dilly, I'm not sure how much insurance she had but she is on a limited income. Anyway - they need your prayers. Thanks - I know I can count on you all. . .