January 28, 2002 - Msg 4689: Newton, been down your way a few times to officate semi final football games in the state playoff at South Pittsburg. Great bunch of people down that way. I'm out of the Knoxville Area.
Asa sorry to hear about your snow. We had a beautiful 65 degree weather here today. I was kidnapped by a friend of mine and he forced me to go play golf. Don't worry, After 18 holes I managed to escape with a 75.

Mrs Wiley you are right my mom is a powerhouse. She can probably work me under the table. I think that has something to do with growing up in the depression and being one of 8 children of farmers. Great work ethics hope I got just a little of what she has.

The Rock

"We're knowd as a family of hearty eatin men and beautiful women." (Brisco Darling)

January 28, 2002 - Msg 4690: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"
Hmmmmm...some golfers out there...maybe we could organize a Southern Mayberry golfers outing ?
I'm in Birmingham, Al and I know we got a few in North Alabama.
"Makes ya think"
"What did you shoot?"(Barney)

January 28, 2002 - Msg 4691: good evening ya'll. . .it was a pleasant 65 here today in Indiana but I do think the rain is a movin in for the morrow. . .

Asa, when is the next practice? FG - let's lidnap a truck of Little Debbies and maybe hostess Man too - that would make for some fan appreciation nite!

It has been a busy day around here - some days are like that. I wonder what causes that?
Sorry I missed your birthday - New Neighbor (folks always did think I was might slow).

Time to get the youngin's in the tub.

Nighty nite and don't let the bed bugs bite!


January 28, 2002 - Msg 4692: It is a cold 18 degrees here. You guys are giving me spring fever.
- Hazel

"Alright, Lefty, you and me's bustin outta here toinght."

January 28, 2002 - Msg 4693: Oops, that's tonight, not toinght. Wonder what a toinght is?
- Haze

January 28, 2002 - Msg 4694: Evening Porch! We got us a full moon here tonight & 44 degrees, good night to go to the duck pond, you could see the ducks real good tonight!

January 28, 2002 - Msg 4695: Mavis,We have a full moon too! Wonder what causes that? It's 61 degrees at 8:30p.m. The daffodils are blooming. Just wonderful. It won't last long though. Just long enough to give a body spring fever. MERLE DEAN, the golf tournament sounds good to me, even though I can't play. Not a lick.It'd be fun.Could I use a baseball bat?--Helen

Opie: Barney, Thelma Lou wants to know why you want to go to the duck pond.

January 28, 2002 - Msg 4696: Evenin Porchsters: Hope everyone had a good day. Haven't seen Asa post this evening. Are you still digging out from the snow? Little Debbies, Hostess, doughnuts,pepsi- my my, we do know how to throw a party!! Full moon tonight-good night for a little sing along. Briscoe, got the boys lines up and ready to croon a few lines? How about startin' out with Cindy? I got the refreshments ready!You can use our yard, the cows don't mind a little music. ~New Neighbor

January 28, 2002 - Msg 4697: Nite porch!

January 28, 2002 - Msg 4698: Evenin'...nice evenin' ain't it (if it don't rain), Romeena jest wants to talk about rain don't she!

to homemaker- I need one of those fife tags myself, I want a tattoo of Barney but my wife says no! HA HA. She just doesn't understand TAGS fans!

To Milton P. Oliver- I live in Wayne county, TN but I work in Lawrence Co. I'm sure you're a big WHNT 19 fan, especially every day at 6:30 huh! Me to.

Well I've got junk to sell...

see y'all

Newton Monroe

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4699: Hey to the Porch

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4700: OOPS... Sorry 'bout the above post (#4699), but my dang trigger-fanger musta been greasy or somethin'! Anyway... Good morning to the Porch, and here's hopin' you all have a nice Tuesday.

Hey New Neighbor, I'm sorry as can be that I missed sayin' HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. I hope you had a good one.

Hey to RickyB and Leon, two of our former "regulars" that have been away for awhile. Leon, congratulations on takin' the "plunge" into the refreshing waters of matrimony! I hope you and your bride have many years of smooth sailing together. And RickyB, I'm sorry to hear about your troubles with the accuser. An accusation is a terrible thing, especially when it's coming from somebody or someplace that's hard to defend against. Takin' pot-shots at somebody under cover of darkness ain't no way to win friends and influence people, and I hope your troubles with this guy are over soon. Maybe, say, right after you track him down and slap him around a little? :-)

It's good to see Newton Monroe and Hazel (thanks for your sweet posts earlier on, bud) and *Mavis (yours too!) and Salty Dog (we're going to miss your posts) and Helen and TOM and Rock and Asa and Mrs. Wiley (sorry to hear of your troubles with your ex, bud. I really enjoy your posts, so please don't stop comin' here on account of him, okay?) and homemaker and MERLE DEAN and my bud Milton P. Oliver and Romeena (how's this nice Dallas weather treatin' you and Sugarplum?) and ever'body else I may have missed. You all have a great day!

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
"Well, I'm gonna take the bongo drum, things are liable to be kinda dull..."

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4701: (Yawn)...Good morning Porch...65 here on my porch and humid! Rafe, don't fret, I wouldn't let anyone skeer me off, what with you and Asa and MPO and Rock and Merle Dean and Newton keeping Mayberry safe for decent folk. Aren't 'cha kind? Arentchakind?

~ Mrs. Wiley
Newto, you got any pineapple skinners?

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4702: that's Newton - sorry ;-)

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4703: Moring Porch. Ya'll weather reports has got me envious. We got a foot of fresh powder sitting in our front yard yesterday, and the current temp is 3 degrees. Dang cold.
Practice is tonite at Mrs. Wiley's.
I'm to tard to think so ya'll have a great one today.


January 29, 2002 - Msg 4704: Morning, porch. It's 12 here, Asa. We're having a heat wave. See ya at practice.
- Hazel

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4705: What was barney's middle name

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4706: Milton,according to The Cutlass. or "P." as in Bernard P. Fife

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4707: And when Otis got his plaque, Andy thought Barney's middle name was Oliver.

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4708: Good Morning. . .when I woke up it was a balmy 62 degrees. . .for once, I must be living right. Asa, sorry to hear about your snow but you could hardly have the Olympics without it. . .duh!
I am really proud of you Rafe. . .you got everyone's name in! You deserve a gold medal. . .maybe Asa can git you one from the Olymics!

time to get to my real job. . .


January 29, 2002 - Msg 4709: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"
Hope everyone is fine.Balmy and light morning here in Alabama.(whisper)
Helen, you can use whatever you want to play golf. I use the woods, creeks, golf carts, parking lots...anywhere my ball lands I use.*smile*
~Mrs. Wiley, it's right privledge to help defend your honor !
Rafe, always good to see ya here.
"The Esquire Club!"(Floyd)

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4710: Morning Porch, just stopping by to say hey before I go to the back doc this morning, (he's easy on the eyes too) hope he can get me straightened out I'm beginning to feel like Emma & keep waiting on people to brang me food! (hint hint) I'll let ya'll know what he says! *Rafe so good to see ya bud! Leon, RickyB you two need to quit lurkin & start posting more! Congrats Leon on yer nuptials, did ya'll serve peanut butter sammiches at the reception?

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4711: Mornin' everybody. Mavis you sit still. I'll fetch you some vittles. How do turnip greens and cornbread sound? I'll go to the crack-a-backtor tomorrow, and I'm ready. Played to much b'ball last night and I feel it so I know how you feel. It's good to hear from everybody, miss Salty Dog though. Well I'll see ya'll. Be right over Mavis.--Helen

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4712: Mavis, I'll have Barney fetch you some chicken pot pie. Hope you get to feelin better soon dear! ~ Mrs. Wiley

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4713: Afternoon Porch. I can think a little now that everything is unfrozen.
Sorry yer ailin Mavis. Hope you get feelin better soon like. We need ya around here.
Thanks fer whispering about yer fine weather Merle Dean. I guess we need this stuff till them Olympics are over, but I tell ya, I'm chomping at the bit to work in the garden and swing the old golf club.
Hey Helen, that back cracker really do any good?
How are you Mrs. Wiley? Things looking up at all? Hope so.
Hi Homemaker, You got a real job? Don't sound like no fun.
Has anyone heard from Floyd? I was wondering if he got back o.k.
Well back to work fer me I reckon. Oh Hi Rafe, good of ya to pop in.


January 29, 2002 - Msg 4714: "Goober" Inducted Into Alabama Stage & Screen Hall of Fame

The Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame will induct three members in a gala ceremony Saturday, March 16
on the campus of Shelton State Community College. Broadway and film composer and lyricist Hugh Martin joins
the 2002 class of honorees, along with stage and film star Dean Jones and television star George Lindsey.
Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual event.

The selection committee considered more than 100 nominees with major international
careers before choosing this year’s honorees, according to ceremony producer Paul
Looney. “This year’s recipients have provided us all with countless hours of laughter and
tears. Their selection reflects Alabama’s pride in her native sons and daughters,” he said in
announcing the Hall of Fame class of 2002.

For years, George Lindsey’s classic portrayal of “Goober” has filled hearts with love and
laughter. While he may be best known as the “simple” gas station attendant on “The Andy
Griffith Show,” Lindsey’s talents extend well beyond the city limits of Mayberry. In fact,
Lindsey is an established veteran character of tremendous range.

After graduation from the prestigious American Theatre Wing in New York and landing of
co-starring roles in Broadway musicals, including “All American” and “Wonderful Town,” the
Jasper, Alabama native headed for Hollywood in 1962. He was immediately cast for the film
“Ensign Pulver” directed by Josh Logan. Within the next two years, Lindsey appeared in
more than 40 television shows. His introduction to Andy Griffith in 1964 inspired the creation
of the “Goober” character. Lindsey co-starred on both “The Andy Griffith Show” and
“Mayberry RFD” for more than seven years. The show still airs in syndication in more than
100 U.S. markets.

In 1971, Lindsey stopped by the Nashville studios of “Hee Haw” to say hello to friends. The
show’s producer asked Lindsey to do “a couple of lines” for the taping and a 20-year role on
the series was spawned. His motion picture credits include “Cannonball Run II,” “The
Rescuers,” “Take This Job and Shove It,” “ Snowball Express” (with fellow honoree Dean
Jones), “The Aristocats” and “Treasurer of Matacumbe.” In 1996, Lindsey was awarded the
prestigious Minnie Pearl Award for his humanitarian contributions, which include the George
Lindsey Celebrity Golf Tournament. In 1998, he founded the George Lindsey Television and
Film Festival at the University of North Alabama further contributing to the cultural life of his
home state.

The Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala will be held
Saturday, March 16 at the Bean-Brown Theatre in the Tuscaloosa Fine Arts Centre on the
campus of Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road in Tuscaloosa.

The gala evening begins with a party and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. The Induction
Ceremony, featuring a talented group of performers paying tribute to each honoree, begins
at 8 p.m. followed by a dinner dance. Tickets for the black-tie event may be purchased by calling 205.391.2277.

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4715: Howdy folks. I've never visited the porch before today, but yall sound so friendly, I'll have to drop by again.

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4716: Welcome 4715. . glad you stopped to visit, hope you return!
Mavis. . .I made hobos for the boys - my first time but they loved them (smoked sausage,sliced taters, sliced carrots, a little onion, pepper and salt folded up in tin foil - bought at Weavers by the way - and then put on a bed of hot coals - our wood stove). Yum Yum

Congrats to Goober - JudyJudyJudy!

Okay, I missed sonething - where did SD go?
Good evening Helen, New Neighbor, Mrs. Wiley, Hazel, Sugarplum, Fun Girl and the rest of the Cutlass Cats ( I don't know the team name:().

Have a splendid evening everyone rocking on the porch - bring a sweater - it might get a bit breezy.


January 29, 2002 - Msg 4717: Howdy, friends! Yep, Rafe, the Plum and I are really enjoying this beautiful weather, in the 70's right now. Coming as it does after a nice rain (can't help myself) it's really great. Should have bulbs up and blooming pretty soon.
Gotta run, had to sleep all day 'cause now I have to work all night. You know, anybody as old and ugly as I am ought to be able to retire, don'tcha think? Oh, well, someday..... Meantime, I'm grateful for the health that allows me to do what I have to do!--Romeena

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4718: Thanks for all the food & good thoughts, ya'll are the cats! I'll have to try them hobos homemaker they sound good! The back dr told me I had (are ya ready now, here goes)Trochenteric Bursitis give me a shot of cortisone in the hip joint, give me some pills & sent me on my way, gotta go back in a few weeks to re-check. With the bursitis next thing ya know, I won't be able to stand them door bells!

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4719: Homemaker I like the Cutlass Cats. I don't know our name either. Salty Dog has 'puter problems and had to have Goober do some fixin' on it. She'll be back in a week or so. We hope to go to the gala with Goober (depends on tickets price ;))
may so.
Asa, the back cracker has done me a world of good. Solved a lot of my hurtins. I think the key is finding a good one. Haven't felt this good in years.
Romeena, don't work too hard. By the way you are beautiful! Hug Plummy for me. Are you enjoying TV Land and all of your TV contraptions?
It's beautiful here too. We broke out the shorts today! It'll be coats before long.
O.K. everybody here's a trivia question. The winner gets to be "Coach for a day" (If Asa permits, that is)!

What was the Mayberry Little League team name?--Helen

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4720: may so? maybe so. ooops -H

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4721: The giants.

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4722: Boy that was fast. Here's another one.
What was the name of the bakery where Millie worked? --Helen

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4723: Boysingers Bakery

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4724: Ya'll are too good. If you want to be Coach for a day, see Asa. I'll come up with HARD one later gator--Helen

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4725: OK, y'all want a hard one?

In the episode were Ben Weaver is put in jail, he illeagally parks his car in front of the jail. Now there is something noticeably missing from the old tightwads car...what was it???

By the way, hello to all on the porch.

Mrs. Whiley, yes I have one pineapple skinner left,but let me know if you want it cause Barn said he was interested in it!

Newton Monroe

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4726: Newton, you are the King of Trivia! I will guess, a windshield maybe? Mavis,sorry about you ailing. Maybe the meds will help. Hope you can sit after the shot;)! I'll bring vittles for tomorrow too. Those hobo dinners are the greatest. I learned about them from boy scouts. They are good with ground beef too. The best thing is the clean-up. Nothing to it.;). Nite everybody.--Helen

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4727: In the episode The Reunion Barney was listed in the yearbook as Barnard Milton Fife. Just saw that one a couple days ago.
My hubby used to work for Little Debbies, so maybe we could get a hint as to where to hijack one of them trucks.
Fun Girl

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4728: Hey, Everybody! How has your week been? Hey, Newton. Thats a hard trivia. To come up with those do you just click MY DOCUMENTS in your head:-)? Hi, Helen I'm not a big fan of hobo dinners...but shrimp diped in sauce, now thats a meal. I understand your little ones liked it, Homemaker.
Hey,4715! Glad to have you in town.

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4729: I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. PSALMS 122:1

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4730: Evening Porch, the meds seem to be helping some, but that shot sure does make a body sore. Yes I can sit he gave it in the side right in the hip joint. Boy I tell ya, don't like them needles one bit! I looked like Barney when he was getting his tetinus shot!(I know it is spelled wrong, censor won't let me spell it right)
well off to bed for me Hey to everybody. I hope homemaker left some leftovers in the fridge, the way I am hurting tonight, I'll probably be up anyway, & may raid the fridge!
Nite porchsters
BARN~~Ahhhh, glad that's over
ANDY~~That was just the alcohol

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4731: font's off?

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4732: test over

January 29, 2002 - Msg 4733: Hey porchters, Barney had 4 different middle names. Milton, Oliver, P, and of coarse Tibbs.
I don't know the answer to yer question Newton.
I saw Andy wearing his hat tonite. Is this the only episode we see him wearing it? He looks funny in it. Just not used to him wearing no hat.
How ya doing Mavis? Got a shot in yer behind huh? Bummer. (hee hee hee) I is so funny. Hope yer doing better.
Romeena, don't you be talking trash about yerself like that. I wouldn't allow our mascots mother to be old or ugly. So you just hush with that kinda talk.
I guess I better go crawl between the sheets. It's gonna be another cold one tonite. It's already down to 6 degrees here at 9:30 at night.
See ya in the morning everyone. Sleep tight.


January 29, 2002 - Msg 4734: Good evenin' to the Porch! (oops... sorry...) Good evenin' to the Porch. Is that better? Don't wanna wake nobody up, you know. Folks gotta get their sleep. Some folks need their beauty sleep (Asa) while others need to get some shut-eye so's they can function at work (Romeena). Then there's those that just sleep 'cause that's the way they was brought up. In other words, they sleep 'cause that's the way they've always done things at night. Me, I gotta be different. I gotta WORK nights, and SLEEP during the day. Oh, what a mess I've made of my life! *sniff*

I feel better now. :-)

Nice to see the Porch was hoppin' today. Mrs. Wiley started us off nice and early this mornin', and Asa become our other bookend tonight. And ever'thing in between is good stuff too, real Mayberry-like. It's a sight to behold.

*Mavis, I'm sorry to hear your back is ailin' you again. Is that why you gave up that high-payin' job at the pickle factory to go back to paintin' Poopsie's paws and such? I hear them pickle barrels are extry-heavy. I also hear the last pickle in the barrel is extry-salty. Johnny Paul told me that. I think it's an old wive's tale, but Johnny Paul ain't married.

Wonder how come it is we almost always talk about FOOD on this here Porch? Not that I MIND, you understand. All the stuff you all was talkin' about... the chicken pot pie, and the turnip greens and cornbread, and Little Debbies, and them hobo meals, sound dee-lish. I was just wonderin' if maybe this Porch has got a food compelshion? I wonder what causes that?

Hey Newton, I believe Ben Weaver's rear-view mirror is missing. Folks in Hollywood like to get little things like that outta the way, so's they can get a better shot of the person settin' behind the wheel. This is only a guess, am I right?

Here are some trivia questions for YOU, Newton (I'm so glad to have another TAGS trivia-meister on the Porch!)

That oughta be enough for a little while. Good luck.

Hey Asa, I believe that one time is all Andy wore his hat. We saw his hat in one other episode, when he switched it with Barney's while he was taking a nap. But that's the only time Andy wore it, yep.

Well, I better stop talkin' or I'm gonna get ever'body mad at me for keepin' 'em up nights. You all sleep well, and have a great tomorrow!

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
OPIE: "Tomorrow. It's the best time to start ANY job. Tomorrow."
ANDY: "Your tomorrow's really gonna smart if you don't get up there right now and clean your room!"

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4735: Morning, porch. Rafe, I think Gomer gave Doris Lacey a parking ticket. For parking in front of the meat market or something (the council voted on it). The Morrison sisters are Jennifer and Clarabelle. The only kid that gave less than Opie was one of the underpriveleged kids, whose name I can't remember.
- Hazel

tick a lock

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4736: Nobody guessed the others yet? O.K. Cora Mendelbright is from Mt. Pilot, and Maude lives in Mayberry. Ralph Baker is Andys friend from the State Attorneys office. Mavis, sorry you had to have a shot. Hope it helps!
- Hazel

"Incarcerated means being put into prison. Inarculated is a shot you get from your doctor."

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4737: The Mendelbright sisters are Maude, who lives in Mayberry and Cora, Who lives in Mt. Pilot. The Morrison Sisters are jennifer and Clarabelle. Gomer gave a parking ticket to Bunny Caldwell, I Don't know why. I guess for parking in the wrong place. That about all my poor old brain can come up with now.

Hope everyone has a wounderful day. The wife is off to work, the youngun is off to school, and I'm just off.

The Rock

"That's a real bobby dazzler" ( Malcom)

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4738: Mornin' Porchsters: Just wanted to stick my head in and say good mornin' to everyone. So nice to see the porch buzzing with all our friends. Sure miss Salty Dog though. Can't plot our plays ifn she don't show up for a while. Hope the 'puter Dr. gets her up and running. That should count for practice- Coach Asa! See ya at the game. New Neighbor

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4739: Morning Porch, my it's been active this morning. Does my heart good to see so many posting.
I knew all them answers to yer questions Rafe, but Hazel and Rock beat me to them. (yea right)
Hi New Nieghbor, I miss old Salty to. We have an empty rocker on the porch (sniff). Hope she gits back soon.
Well, I got me some Olympisizing to do so ya'll have a good day.
It's so cold this morning that my puddle of drool froze next to me in bed. Now thats cold. hee hee



January 30, 2002 - Msg 4740: Ooops, that's what I get for not putting my bucket on when I think. Rock's right, it was Bunny Caldwell that got the ticket. Dirty me, dirty me, I'm disgusted with myself.
- Hazel

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4741: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"
I hate wearing a tie....ever since I saw a man hanged. Meeting downtown today...ugh !
Anyways, other than my discomfort today things are okay.
see if'n ya can follow this string...
Please mention my wife's mother's husband's son in your prayers tonight. He was rolled over by a large pipe at a construction site two days ago and his in pretty bad shape.
Thanks to all....yer the best and ya now it !
"Andys got hot knees!"(Barney)

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4742: Hey Merle, prayers for your brother in law? I think thats who your talking about. I know what you mean about them neckties. Who ever invented them ought to be hung with one by the neck till dead. Course I always did feel uncomfortable being dressed up in the middle of the week.


BTW What country do ya figure Mr. Mcbevve was from?

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4743: You men have it EASY when it comes to clothes!

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4744: Good Morning everyone. . .I thought that I would get on early thismorning a make breakfast this morning but I was just too lazy. . .Hubby had to be at work by 5:00 so I got up at 4:00 to get his lunch ready and to do a couple loads of laundry and to get my morning dose of Matlock. It is intersting to watch and see how many Mayberry references are made. The other day one man's car had been towed to Wally's Garage. I think Helen Crump was the judge in that episode. So, I'm sorry about not getting breakfst made.

I think Mr. McBevve was from Ireland but I 'm not for sure. It's a good guess:) I'm not very good at trivia.

It is raining here and the temp is going down into the 30's. They say maybe snow on Thursday evening. I'll wear my Let It Snow shirt and maybe we'll pull a two hour delay for Friday morning. Take care. . .

Have a Mayberry kind of day:)


January 30, 2002 - Msg 4745: Afternoon porchsters! Homemaker I think you're right about Mr. McBevve. Asa you and Merle Dean sound like my hubby about ties! He used to wear them about every day until they went casual.Merle Dean prayers for your kin folks. Keep us updated.
How are you this mornin' Mavis? Better I hope. Homemaker you have a Mayberry day too. I wish we had a Mayberry world, don't ya'll? Have a good 'un everybody.--Helen

Andy: I already 10-4ed you.

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4746: Hi folks! I never knew there were so many Mayberry fans out there. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. Makes me think I might not be nuts after all.

Rafe, you mentioned how much conversation goes on about food, and it made me think... does anybody happen to have Mrs. Clara Edwards blue-ribbon recipe for pickles with Allspice? I'd love to make some this summer. Yall have a good evening.


January 30, 2002 - Msg 4747: why #4715...I'd a never thought it of ya'....


January 30, 2002 - Msg 4748: 4715. . you might just wanna check the Mayberry online cookbook - there might be something there?
I hear they are just scrump-dilly-icious.

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4749: Evening Porch! So good to see everybody rocking & chattin! Does a heart good! As for the shot, doing better today, but still limping around some. *Rafe the reason I left the pickle factory is cause they laid me off, so I figured I might as well go back to the puppies. Could do without the kitties tho, I got nailed pretty bad today like I don't have enough to gripe about now. Now not only does my fanny, hip & back hurt, I got a finger on my left hand that is about 3 times the size it should be, Mr. BoJangles the little monster that I was working on, decided to snack on my finger today, he musta liked it, he chewed it pretty good! Don't know why I still do this for a living! Maybe I should take up moonshinin!

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4750: Barney: You know what I think Andy. I don't think he's from around here. You know where I think he's from. Somewheres else."
Andy:"You know what I think Barn, I think he's from Ekmondwyke, England. Go ahead, ask him."

Merle Dean, was that your mama's step brother?
Prayers for him.
Fun Girl

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4751: Mavis, didn't that Mr. BlJangles sense that you were his master?
you better remind him that one slip of those nail clippers,
and he might become MRS. BoJangles....


January 30, 2002 - Msg 4752: haha Jelsik, you belong in the funny papers, you know that? Give you a wig and a dress and you're another Emmie Smaltz.

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4753: Jelsik guess he didn't sense that & somebody already slipped with the clippers, he's a Mr/Ms Bojangles anyway, reckon that was what the problem was? Whose fixing breakfast in the morning? I gotta go to work early, want me to put some biscuits in the oven? Got some molasses to go with 'em!

January 30, 2002 - Msg 4754: Boy, the porch sure is quiet without Salty D going on about her Pepsi & Little Debbies ain't it?

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4755: Good Morning sunshines! Coffee's on, biscuits in the warmer, butter in the fridge, molasses are sittiing on the table next to the warmer. I got 2 dozen eggs in the fridge & the frying pan is in the cabinet next to the fridge. Ya'll feel free to fix as many as you want, just be sure to put everything in the sink when you are done, I don't want to hunt for stuff all over the house when I get home.
I'm off to work, ya'll have a good one & keep a good thought that I can make it thru the day without some sort of animal teeth sinking into my skin.
wanta stand up Barn? I want to see if there's an egg in the chair?

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4756: so somebody already slipped with the nail clippers, eh, Mavis??
that might have been the probem then...made
Bojangles a little grouchy...I know it would
ruin MY day...


January 31, 2002 - Msg 4757: Thanks, Mavis. Aren't ya kind. I'll start the eggs. Ooops. drop crack Hope everyone likes em scrambled...
- Hazel

Hello, Sarah. Git me that butter n egg man.

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4758: Mavis, sounds like you need to go to Raleigh and get you a corner room at the "Y". As for breakfast, don't worry about them eggs Hazel. I think i'm just going to sit down with a plate of molasses mixec with a golb of butter, then sop it up with some of them "cool looking biscuits" that Mavis made.

Last pretty day before the weather turns bad. I'm gone to the golf course. Check back this afternoon.

The Rock

"He just threw a tomato at me Andy. Ask him why he thre a tomato at me." (Otis)

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4759: Morning Porch. Rub it in Rock, just Rub it in. Hope you do well buddy.
Poor poor Mavis is hurtin all over. Poor dear. Hope you have a better day today. If ya think yer gettin out of practice though, think again. You can be the statastition or somethin like that.
Scrambled eggs would be great Hazel. None of them 10 minute boiled eggs you like so much though.
Well I best be off to work. Later gang. Hurry back Salty. Where are you Mrs. Wiley?


January 31, 2002 - Msg 4760: Here I iz! Been reading all the fine posts here yesterday and this am - just packed with enthusiasim and good-natured fun. T'werent nothing I could add (that there is a picture no artist could draw)! Newton, I need a pineapple skinner, a melon baller... and if you find any Ginsu knives, I could use a set.

Welcome to 4715, you've come to the right place! Pick yourself a name, we'll let you know if it's already taken. Here let me heap you up a biscut with butter 'n molasses...mmmMMM! Asa, you be careful working at those Olympiks. I've seen on the news that security is really tight (how'd you get with the "in" crowd?). Just you be careful now. Mavis, put some peroxide on that BoJangles bite. You must love critters a heap to keep doing that job. Prayers for all who needs 'em and "hey" to everyone to numerous to list!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"He buttered her up, She egged him on!"

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4761: Howdy, friends. MAVIS!! Yes, I'm shouting, and I mean to be. I want to get her attention! Mavis, honey, I want you to run, don't walk, to the doctor and have that finger checked out. 'Specially since it's already swollen. Honey, a cat bite can be almost as damaging as a snake bite. We're talking Infection City here. When I worked in pediatrics, we got lots of kids in with animal bites. Dog bite - start 'em on oral antibiotics and call the plastic surgeon. Cat bite? Start 'em on massive doses of IV antibiotics and hope the bitten area survived. I'm sure you've been kitty-bit before, and got lucky, but if your finger is that swollen, babe, you need attention. Seriously.--Romeena

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4762: Boy O Boy is it hard to catch up when you've missed too many days of reading. It was a fun time all around though. My Daddy (no Merle Deane, NOT Gomer's Daddy) had to have some scarey surgery, but he's doing fine. I'll try not to stay away so long next time. And I haven't even been to the archives yet.

Rafe, didn't Bunny Caldwell get the ticket for parking in front of Martinelli's Market. Hope I didn't miss someone already answering that one. He has to sweep it out, but I can't remember the times. You sure are ept!

*Mavis, sorry to hear you're feeling poorly. Them cat bites do smart! Hope everyone else is doing well.


January 31, 2002 - Msg 4763: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"
Things are looking much better with my kin today. Thanks to all who remembered him in your prayers !
You're that best.
"Yep, that's what I'm gonna do...go home, relax and read the geographics."(Andy)

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4764: Mrs. Wiley and Romeena sneaked in whilst I was posting. Hey!

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4765: Hey to the porch! Good to see everybody. It's been awhile since I've stopped by. I had a little unexpected vacation from work today so I thought I'd stop by and say hey. --Emma

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4766: Hey Emma,#4715,Tilly and all the regulars! Mavis, Romeena is right sounds like that needs some attention. Let us know. Good to have the new ones here and the old ones that hasn't been here in a while. Glad (I'm guessing your) step brother-in-law is better, MERLE DEAN. I'll keep the prayers going. Have a good day friends,--Helen

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4767: Romeena arentcha kind! I done done all that there stuff, didn't go to the doc, but started on the high dose of Keflex as soon as it happened. I hate kitty bites more than any of them, would rather have a dog or a 2 legged kid bite me than a cat! The swelling has gone down some but it's still pretty swollen, I am keeping it open & draining so that helps too. After 24 or so years of grooming, I have had my share of cat bites, this one is nothing like the last one, I looked like I had a flipper instead of a hand! Don't know who cleaned the kitchen, but thanks! 'ppreciate it!

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4768: I don't know how many of you get the wbmutbb digest but somebody posted to it that Jim Nabors will be at the Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC, on April 13 and then DON KNOTTS (my hero) and Tim Conway will be there on June 20th! The number to call for tickets and information is 1-800-342-0225. Just thought I'd pass the word along. I'd love to go to both shows...it might work.

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4769: On April 13, Jim Nabors will be at the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC. Also, on June 20th DON KNOTTS and Tim Conway will be performing together at the Alabama Theatre. Call 1-800-342-0225 for more info. That's what was posted on the wbmutbb digest and I thought I'd pass it along for anybody who didn't know about it. I bet "our Juanita" who lives in Myrtle Beach will be there! I'd love to be there, too!

"She's EVERYbody's Juanita!"

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4770: ...or it might not.

Tilley, glad yer back and prayers for YOUR DADDY!? and Emma, good to see you! and yes, thanks for the info. Don't know If I can swing it, but someone living closer to SC should go. GO BOY, GO!

~ Mrs. Wiley
see y'all at practice!

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4771: Afternoon Porchters. Hey to Emma, don't be a stranger. Welcome back Tilley. We missed you.
I think I will make Romeena team nurse to cause she has a kind heart and is worried about our well being.
What do you think Mavis. You up fer practice? Hope so. We need ya out there.
#4715, get a name so you don't sound like a prisoner os something. You'll like us here on the porch.
Glad yer back posting Mrs. Wiley. Yer posts always make me smile. We'll be over at five o clock.
Glad the relation is doing better Merle. Glad you could come to us fer prayers. Later gang


January 31, 2002 - Msg 4772: Howdy, folks. Mavis, I'm glad you're taking care of that hand. Should have known you would be, with all the experience you've had, but the nursey side of me just jumped up and hollered. I just couldn't help myself. It's been drummed into my head for so long: Dog bites = Repair. Cat bites = big antibiotics, real fast. You're right on with what you're doing. Keep it open, keep it draining. In fact, I'd say soak it! Soak it a LOT! And muzzle that little toothy monster and all others of the feline persuasion. Better safe than sorry, my granny always said.
Well, enough preachin' and meddlin' out of me today.--Romeena

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4773: Hey, Coach Asa. We must've posted at the same time. What a lovely thing to say, and I'd be honored to be team nurse. In fact, you probably couldn't stop me anyway. After all these years, I just naturally butt in when somebody's hurt. Can't help myself. It's kinda like a compelsion. Anyhow, I'm sure I can run the concessions and be team nurse at the same time. I'll have full ice chests already, and I can stash a first-aid kit under the stand.
For all our ailin' ones, I'm glad things are better. You get this group of porchsters prayin' for you, you're just bound to get better! You couldn't improve on this bunch of folks if you had 'em gold-plated!--Romeena

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4774: Asa,got any chips to spare? Heard you have lots up that way. We could eat chips for a while and save our Little Debbies for Salty Dog. Thanks for the info Emma.It might come in handy. We checked on the ticket prices for Goober in AL. 100.00 a pop and it's not for children. :( Mavis, glad you're treating that bite. After 24 yrs. I bet your critters are beautiful when you finish. I bet you could even make one of those bald cats look good! Ya'll have a good evening--Helen

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4775: Looks like my :( got hit to the next line! --Helen

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4776: Sorry about the double post above. I got an error message the first time so I thought it didn't take. I guess that news is good enough to pass along twice though.

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4777: Hey to the porch -
EMMMMMMA! You can double post any time you want to. I doubt if we'll make it to either show. The Goober Hall of Fame thing is a "black-tie" affair and I don't even have a black tie. I've got a purple one, with acorns on it, but not a black one.

Milton P. Oliver
"I ain't even picked out what I'm gonna wear tonight yet."

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4778: hey to Emma...it's OK if you chew
your cabbage twice on here.
twice on here.


January 31, 2002 - Msg 4779: MPO,I just love that line of Barney's. Somebody sent me a video clip of that scene a few years back and I love to play it on my computer every now and then. I have a question, can anybody tell me if Andy's real wife is one of the girls who comes to Andy's house in "A Wife For Andy"? I'm pretty sure I heard that somewhere but maybe I just dreamed it. I'm thinking she's the one he calls "Blanche" but again, I may be wrong.

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4780: Hey Emma. I heard that Andy's real life wife was on the episode "The song festers". I know which one she was but I don't know how to desribe her to you. She was the one that John Masters tells she came in a tad late on one chorus or something like that. At least I think thats the one. If it ain't Rafe will be by in a bit and set me straight.


January 31, 2002 - Msg 4781: thanks for all the well wishes ya'll, I appreciate it! Yep after all them years grooming them critters, I learned alot when it comes to treating injuries, & before you ask, I ain't gonna be no dead hero, I'm gonna be a live me! In other words, I am up to date on the tetnus(yep I know it's spelled wrong, censor checker gets it the other way) anyways up to date on that there shot & my rabies shot. Yep I can bite ya & you won't get the rabies! LOL

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4782: Well, Asa...I think I've heard that, too. Maybe I just dreamed that other one. I've seen pictures of his real wife before but I don't think I've seen her enough to recognize her if they only show her for a few minutes in a scene.

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4783: Hey yall can I come in?? I sure missed you all while I was puter-less. As it turned out, it wasn't as bad as they originally thought. You all are the best. Sure does make a body feel welcome. I missed all the trivia and 1 practice and a whole lotta pepsi comments plus a bit finger. When is the game? It's been in the 70's here this week already been fishing twice.But they are callin for rain this weekend. Asa, NN, Mavis, Homemaker, Ro,Plum, Mrs,Wiley, Hazel, Helen,Rafe,Rock,newton,Jelsik,Fun Girl, jennieboone,and to the new ones I have missed: its great to be back!! I missed you guys more than you'll ever know. Asa, I missed practice but I got some swinging practice fishing does that count? I hope so. Well It's great to be back!! see yall later--Salty Dog

It's me It's me It's Salty D
Bet you didn't know I was back in town did ya??

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4784: Welcome back, Salty! We did miss you, we surely did.
- Hazel

Well, now, take down your fishin' pole and meet me at The Fishin' Hole,
We may not get a bite all day, but don't you rush away...

January 31, 2002 - Msg 4785: What a talent you are Hazel.
Salty Dog is back, Yahoooo...Welcome back my friend. We missed ya a bunch. We need ya back here. Mavis is injured, N.N. is in hiding. Hazel is half crocked with Rockette. What's a coach to do? I need help...


January 31, 2002 - Msg 4786: Welcome back Salty D!I saved some L-Debbies for you. Good nite ya'll-Helen

February 01, 2002 - Msg 4787: Would someone please tell me where I can find the dialogue between Andy and Barney of the "still pitting prunes" episode. I just cannot seem to locate it on any web site. I looked on WBMUTBB and I did not see recent digests listed. I have worried Allan Newsome and I still can't seem to locate this dialogue. If you want please email the URL to me at jparks@uky.edu. Thank You, Jim

February 01, 2002 - Msg 4788: Morning, porch. Jim, that entire dialogue is on page 16 of "Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook", if you have access to that. They sell em at Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Or you can order it at Weavers. If you really want me to e-mail it to you (it's kinda long) I will. Let me know.
- Hazel (Beasto Maristo)

Andy: Don't tell me, she turned out to be beautiful?
Barney: No. She's still ugly, single, and pitting prunes.

February 01, 2002 - Msg 4789: Welcome back Salty Dog. Aint it amazing what a body can learn. Mavis, Romeena, I never knew that a cat bit was so dangerous. I've had a cat for years. Never been bit but I sure going to be a lot more careful from here on out.

Asa you can play softball, golf or any other sport where you hit a ball , if you are half crocked. The secret is to pick out one of the three balls that you see and stay with it. You start missing the ball and striking out when you start changing which ball you want to hit. Me and Hazel will show you at the nexr practice.

The Rock

"We don't gossip, we pass along information." (Emma)