March 04, 2002 - Msg 5437: Aw, Romeena. It's so nice to have you back. We was all worried about you. Asa about had a spell. I'm so glad you are doing good and I'm sure sorry about your dad. I'll be praying for you and him. I feel the same way about this site. Everybody have a great day.
- Hazel

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5438: Goodness, I made the porch sweep.

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5439: Miss Ellie? How are you?

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5440:
You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
"Good night, David; Good night, Chet".

Depending on the channel you tuned
You got Rob and Laura - or Ward and June.
It felt so good, felt so right.
Life looked better in black and white.

I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys
Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys
Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train
Superman, Jimmy &Lois Lane.

Father Knows Best, Patty Duke
Opie, Barney Fife, and Lassie too,
Donna Reed on Thursday night--
Life looked better in black and white.

I wanna go back to black and white.
Everything always turned out right.
Simple people, simple lives
Good guys always won the fights.

Now nothing is the way it seems
In living color on the TV screen.
Too many murders, too much fight,
I wanna go back to black and white.

In God they trusted, in bed they slept.
A promise made was a promise kept.
They never cussed or broke their vows.
They'd never make the network now.

But if I could, I'd rather be
In a TV town in '53.
It felt so good, felt so right
Life looked better in black and white.

I'd trade all the channels on the satellite
If I could just turn back the clock tonight
To when everybody knew wrong from right
Life was better in black and white!

author unknown

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5441: Wow....that is EXTRY good. Thanks for posting it.

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5442: Opie: "Aw if you stayed I was going to get to sleep on the ironing board between two chairs>"

Mr. Tucker: "That sounds terrible."


Have a nice day and "Lots of Luck to you and yours."

God Bless
Juanita at the diner

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5443: RIP Harlan Howard.
"I fall to pieces....."

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5444: Afternoon Porch! Been busy here at the Neff house so I haven't been online in a day or so, but I'm still here. Mr. Neff is putting the bluegrass band back together so we have had a houseful of musicians for the past week. I don't mind tho, lots of good music coming from the basement! More later folks, ya'll have a good one!
got time to breathe, got time fer music!

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5445: Afternoon porch. Have not posted in a couple a days. Thought I had troubles but nothing like what I been reading. Prayers to all. Charlotte Tucker I know what you are talking about. I coached High School football and basketball for 15 years. I had a son that played high school baseball and rec. league baseball during the summer. I hated rec. league ball. Everyone payed their $35 and felt like their son should be the super star. All the fussing that went on, for mature human beings those parents were a sight. Bless your heart for not wanting to be a part of that. Hope your daughter understands your reasons. You wnat to know when the kids games became the way they are today. It was when adults got involved in them.

The Rock

"It's a letter for Mr. Mature Human Being Barney Fife." (Andy)

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5446: You said a mouthful Rock! It's the adults that take the fun out of everything.

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5447: Wow who ever posted that poem certainly hit the nail on the head there. Hope everyone is doing good today. The high today was only 31 degrees. I dont know about the rest of ya but I am ready for spring. I can just hear them fish a calling me now. I dont know any magic fish talk but I enjoy it anyway. My cuz is slowly improving. They are worried now that pneumonia is going to set up in his lungs with him laying down for so long. Thanks so much for all your prayer and concerns. Off to fix supper anyone for shake n bake chicken, mashed taters, mac and cheese and a salad?? I had to have something healthy in there somwhere. Come on over it will be ready on an nour or so! See yall later--Salty Dog
P.S. Hey to the Rock or Rock whichever one, good to see ya back. Been having to make that coffee by myself!!

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5448: Hey Salty! been meaning to thank you for all that good coffee! You sure make a good cup of coffee! Hey to the rest of the porch I'm off for bed,

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5449: My goodness, how pleasant it is to enjoy a little visit on the porch here. Believe I'll try and peel this apple in one long strand. By the way, Goober says hey!

Jim in Myrtle Beach

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5450: Romeena, God bless you and thanks for the kind words. I am still feelin' mighty blue. Just got to get over it. You friends here at the porch sure are helpin' though. Thank you. Salty, when you described your supper I could almost see Grandpa Jones rubbin' his rag on the winder pane like he did in HeeHaw! :) Thanks for your thoughts on the sports mess too Rock. There really are a number of people who see that it's out of control, but it just keeps rolling on like a big ol' snowball. I loved the black and white poem. My kids are rare in this day and age. They watch Leave It to Beaver and Andy Griffith daily. My little girl does have her own favorite show--Get Smart. She has 4 video tapes she taped herself full of Get Smart episodes. I think she thinks she's Agent 99. Prayers for Romeena's daddy, Mavis, Rock, Hazel, Asa, Dež (Oh, I just love that little symbol!), Jim in Myrtle Beach and anyone else I may have missed. Jim, did you keep from breakin' that apple peel? CON-GRAT-ULATIONS! (emphasis, Malcolm Tucker)
Charlotte Tucker

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5451: I hate to admit it, but I've only had time to skim over the posts for the last few days. Seems like a few folks are having some problems and I sure will keep you all in my prayers. Salty I hope your cousin gets better soon, Romeena I'll keep a good thought for your Dad, Asa I hope your son is doing well, and Charlotte I agree with you on that sports issue. I hate that kind of thing. Kids at that age should be having FUN while learning competition. Parents just need to chill out! Scalds me. I hope I'm not leaving anyone out.

I hope you don't mind me asking for a prayer now. I have a family problem. I won't go into the details, but I sure would appreciate some good thoughts. Some people just don't seem to want to change no matter how much they are hurting the ones that love them.

Off my soap box now. Hey to everyone. Hope you all had a good day.

March 04, 2002 - Msg 5452: Hello all,

Tilley I hope your family problem gets better. We don't even have to know the details because God knows. I will keep you in my prayers.

I was wondering if anyone on the porch has fibromyalgia. I have been diagnosed since I was 27. I am now 36. I have actually been sick since I was 18.

I hope to get to know all of you. It is nice to chat with people who share my love the show. I too am a fan of The Real Mccoys, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, the Dick Van Dike Show, etc. (too many to name). I think I love these shows because they remind me of a time when values still existed and were wholesome. After a long day and often when I am experiencing a great deal of pain or insomnia, I can turn on The Andy Griffith Show and relax. It is almost better than medicine.

Well thanks for just being out there.

God be with you all,
May he grant you the peace that passes all understanding,


Otis: "Out the way Sunday Driver" Beep Beep


March 04, 2002 - Msg 5453: Evening porch, off to bed now but thought I step out here for a minute. Prayers for you too Tilley. Hope your situation gets better. Juanita, one of my closest friends has fibro. and she is 40. She has several books on it. Yall have a good evening it is too cold out here. See ya in the morning. --Salty Dog

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5454: Morning Porch. HOORAY!!! Romeena is back with us. I'm sure sorry to hear about your Dad, and I pray for Gods will to be done there, but I sure am glad your'e doing ok. I have been worried sick about ya. Don't let things get ya sick now.
Prayers for you and your situation there Tilley. I hope things work out ok for you.
Good to see you again Mavis. We been missing you here.
Hang in there Juanita. That don't sound like to much fun being ill with what you have there.
Hope yer cuz. continues to do well Salty. Prayers for him. And prayers for everyone else who needs them to.
My son is home and doing well, so thanky for your prayers and well wishes.
Well off to work for me, I am in training all week so I won't be seeing alot of ya for a few days. God bless ya all.


March 05, 2002 - Msg 5455: Mornin porch. Salty Dog I'll get the coffee this morning. Sorry I been leaving you hung out to dry. Last week things got hetic. Had to settle a question about a property line, the sump pump went out on my septic tank, and the my sons car got broke into and his CD player stolen. He just don't understand how slow insurance companies can work. I try to explain that they are in business to make money not lose it. Maybe I could get Emit's brother-in-law to come over and splain it on him. Hazel, Floyd, Juanita, Mavis, Jim in Myrtle Beach, Charlotte Tucker, Tilly, Asa, and Romeena, ya'll have a good day.

The Rock

"Humph, looks like a bat." (Andy)

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5456: Good Morning Mayberry!!
What a fine morning this morning. . .saw a pretty little robin on my way to work. . .I don't think he understands that it was spring last week and then winter for the weekend and then this weekend it is spring again! Been keeping the woodstove just a flaming! But today - we are supposed to be in the 40s!

Thanks for the prayers for our school staff- we still need them. Things are a little better but not great.

Prayers for all who need them!


March 05, 2002 - Msg 5457: Morning Porch People! I hope you all have a great day. Sounds to me like everyone on this porch needs prayers. Prayers for you all. Hope spring is fixin' to stay soon, homemaker! Thanks Tillie, it is refreshin' to come here to the porch where folks share my views on parent butt-ins! (Don't mean to be creatin' no moulage.) Juanita, my stepmom and a friend of mine have fibromyalgia. They both have just realized that they must take life a little slower so that they don't become overtaxed. Love to you all!
Charlotte Tucker

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5458: Morning Porch People! I hope you all have a great day. Sounds to me like everyone on this porch needs prayers. Prayers for you all. Hope spring is fixin' to stay soon, homemaker! Thanks Tillie, it is refreshin' to come here to the porch where folks share my views on parent butt-ins! (Don't mean to be creatin' no moulage.) Juanita, my stepmom and a friend of mine have fibromyalgia. They both have just realized that they must take life a little slower so that they don't become overtaxed. Love to you all!
Charlotte Tucker

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5459: How'd I do that??? Can somebody sweep up my mess?? Charlotte!

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5460: Don't worry, Charlotte. We all do it sooner or later. Morning, friends! Just a quick pass by the porch, am on my way up to the hospital to see my dad. He sounded a bit better when I phoned him earlier, better than yesterday morning anyway. At least he knew who I was! Discharge plans are a concern. Certainly he can't return to the independent side of his retirement residence, and there are no openings on the ažžisted living side right now. However, I found I had an ace up my sleeve, no doubt placed there by the good Lord. We shall see.
Prayers for you and yours, all of you. Have a great day! Oh, Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5461: Hey to Sugarplum.

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5462: Hey to Jim and the Porch.

--Jelsik T. Bulkhead

Know where it all goes? muscle...
my Muther is the same way. she could just eat and eat and eat..
that's the mark of us Bulkheads...

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5463: Morning all, Rock your coffee was great on a cold morning. Romeena, good to have you back. Don't stay gone for so long. Tell the Plum Salty says Hey. Got the day off and I'm still having to work at the house. What causes that? Things are sounding better for my cousin I hope it keeps up. Thanks for your continuing prayers. I know what you mean about the weather homemaker. We are having a heat wave today already up to 36! Asa hope all goes well with your training. Speaking of training when is our next game? You may have to train us again it's been so long. I'm sure a lot of Pepsi and Little Debbies have been consumed since then. Well yall have a good day gonna fix some lunch and then go back to my house work. See yall later--Salty Dog

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5464: "You gotta quit pickin' up Thelma Lou everytime you see her, and shakin' her."

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5465: Hey, everyone. Dern it, Miss Charlotte, I'm so sorry about you havin' to pull your youngun from that team. Knowing me I'd probably have done the same thing. In my humble little opinion, I think parents should stay on the sidelines, as hard as it is sometimes, guiding the kids toward fairness and good sportsmanship, but letting what happens on the field happen. How else will they learn? The only thing parents should do, in my opinion, is be there to cheer on the kids (ALL of them!), and the only time a parent should (quietly) step in is when their own kid is acting like some of those parents y'all encountered last weekend! Well, I don't have the answers, obviously. I just know right from wrong. I just think it's so sad that some parents don't realize just how much power they possess to mold kids' morals and attitudes. Lots of folks are quick to take the credit for the good aspects of their kids' behavior, but they ignore the fact that some of the bad stuff might have come from them, too! LOL!
For instance, my little one's science fair is coming up. She's been told that she has a fairly good chance of winning. But last night I told her that I'll be every bit as proud of her if she doesn't win. ('Course when her back is turned, I'm gonna smash them other little younguns' projects... hee hee....) I'M KIDDIN'!! Y'all know me better than that. :-) I'll let you know what happens.
Romeena, sure is a blessing to see you up and around. I hope your Daddy keeps faring well.
Salty Dog, I am so tickled that your cousin came through surgery!! What a blessing.
Whoever posted that lovely poem, thanks. I can think of one modern show with yesterday's ethics: The Cosby Show. I think it's great! I'm also loving it that my kids like it so much.
Well, love to all! Hope everyone's doing as well as can be expected, and it seems that we all are.


March 05, 2002 - Msg 5466: By the way - I shared the poem at school and I think it is going on tomorrow's announcements.

It was a heat wave here today - it was 48 according to the radio.


March 05, 2002 - Msg 5467: Hey gang, been up in Kansas City freezin my you know what you know where off! Good to be back on the warm porch and back in bayou country!

Mr. Schwump

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5468: Evening porch! Welcome to you Jim in Myrtle Beach maybe me & Mr. Neff will see ya the first or 2nd week in June that is when we plan on going. Hope the weather knows it is supposed to be warm then. Romeena say hey to your Daddy from the porch. & Hey to Sugarplum! Salty glad to hear your cousin is improving. homemaker you be careful in that heat wave, drink lots of water, but not from The Rock & Hazel's crock, they ain't cleaned it yet. Dež so glad to see you back posting again! still listening to the great Jimmy Buffett like you once were? Well I'm off to find the lyrics to "Miner's Prayer" our band is doing that one & I need the words so we all are singing the same thing at the same time.

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5469: Hey to Mr. Schwump I was so busy jabbering up there didn't hear you come in!

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5470: Ah, Dež, go on! I just cain't keep from laughin' picturin' you smashing young un's projects! I am tryin' hard to feel better today but my daughter's friends are invitin' her back on that team and of course she is tempted (and so are we) but it jes wouldn't be right. Why cain't life be easier?! Someday... "in the sweet by and by"! Much warmer here today. I checked under them buckets I set over the tulips and they're still lookin' good even after a couple days near 0░! I still think spring'll get here! Prayers for Asa's son and Romeena's pappy, Salty's cousin, homemaker's school, and Dež's little gal's science fair. Don't forget to give us the results. Hey to Sugar Plum! (who is Sugar Plum anyway?)
Charlotte Tucker
P.S. I'll try to post only once this time!
Charlotte Tucker

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5471: Hey to Mavis! We must've been postin' at the same time. You too, Mr. Schwump! Mrs. Wiley, Since you're the Mac person, how do we put names in bold? Charlotte

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5472: Charlotte SugarPlum is Romeena's little furry, 4 legged 'kid' (we don't use that d-word around here, SugarPlum can read too!) Salty DOG is the only one allowed to use that word in front of the Plum! She is also the little cookie, drink bringer when we have our ballgames.

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5473: Mavis - Sugar Plum is also the team mascot!
It is suppose to be in the 50s tomorrow. Who is making breakfast in the morn. . .? I sure could use something yummy in my tummy to face the mean cruel world:)
Hello to Mr. Schwump. . .glad you didn't freeze to death in Kansas.How are the books coming along Charlotte - remember lots of pictures and a nice fancy dedication to the porch - since we gave you perspiration and all!


March 05, 2002 - Msg 5474: Evening porch, well our heat wave is over. It is down to 23 now. Off ot bed for me, gotta get out at 5 in the morning. I'll leave the coffee on. Asa, you hurry up now we miss you around here. See yall tomorrow after night. Nite porch--Salty Dog

March 05, 2002 - Msg 5475: I guessed that was just what kind of "kid" Sugar Plum was. We'll reserve the D word for Salty Dog! Thanks for mentioning the books, homemaker. Ya'll stay on me. I did some procrastinatin' this mornin' but got some pages done this afternoon. Lots of pictures! And the dedication is a good idea too! Good night everybody! I'll make breakfast if I get up early enough. If not, the timer is set on the coffee pot at least.
Charlotte Tucker

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5476: Morning porch, off to work, but thought Id say hey! Coffees on, yall have good one!--Salty Dog

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5477: Morning everybody. Yeah, I'll have a cup of java, Salty. Thanks. Good to see Mr. Schwump back, and Jelsik too. Seems to me we aint heard from Fun Girl for awile. I hope she aint got the misery in her knee again. Nice to hear from all of you, sounds like everybodys keeping good thoughts.
- Hazel

Welcome sweet springtime we greet thee in SONG...

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5478: Morning Porch friends. Good to see so many posting. Did you injure yourself on that last note Hazel? Hope not. How did it go yesterday?
Poor old Salty, work work work, she is quite the workaholic.
Sounds like yer coming right along on yer project Charlotte. Good on ya.
Hey to Romeena and SugarPlum from Uncle Asa.
Hey to everyone else out there. Gotta go do me some more learning now.


March 06, 2002 - Msg 5479: . . .beep. . beep - This is FLU CENTRAL with a few preliminary reports in . . .1st grade is reporting 40 - 45 students absent, approximately 10 per classroom, 2nd grade is reporting the same with approximately 10 per classroom absent. . .it seems that the front office was hit hard with both secretaries and the guidance counselor being wiped out (literally). . .and several teachers and as$istants being absent as well. . .that's all the news that is fit to print . . .your trusty reporter will bring you updates as needed. . .


March 06, 2002 - Msg 5480: Mornin' everybody! Oh homemaker, we done been there, did that! That flu wiped out 77 kids in our elementary school a couple Fridys ago. First my son got it, then my daughter, then my husband. We skipped a couple days and then I got it too. The good news is that the kind we had was mighty awful but it really didn't last much more than 12-24 hrs. Good luck. Hope you don't catch it. Wash yer hands plenty! It's mighty sunny here on the porch today! Sunshine sure helps keep me in a better frame of mind!
Charlotte Tucker

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5481: Flu update. . .this reporter is becoming queasier and queasier as the morning wears on. . .last count 130 absent in the school. . .


March 06, 2002 - Msg 5482: oops. . .one more threw up. . .make that 131!

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5483: "Those my pills? you givin to me?" Emma

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5484: Afternoon porch. We been real lucky here. The flu has not hit our neck of the woods. (Knock on wood, as I strike myself on the head.) Had a real pretty day here in Tennessee. Supose to be even better tomorrow and Friday. May just be forced to hit the golf course. Asa, Mr. Schwump, Merle Dean ya'll up to a quick 18 holes? I got the clubs and balls to swing it.
Charlotte Tucker hope you can find a way to make your daughter happy and to keep your peace of mind. Maybe she could play for that team and you could sit with the other teams parents(he he he ). Prayers to all that needs them. I think I got my three problems solved. Now just sit back and wait for the next one to pop up.

The Rock

"Everybody on the truck." (Brisco Darling)

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5485: Howdy Porch, rushing thru...but 'hey' to everyone! Charlotte, no trick to make items bold for mac or pc. mash < and a b and close it with another > then insert he WORD you want bolded, then repeat the steps, only add a /b inside the brackets to stop the bolding (this is important, just ask Floyd).

It should result in this: WORD

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5486: uh oh

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5487: see, even us computer whizes get it mixed up.

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5488: That's what happens when you don't get the "/b" part right.

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5489: Hey to Mrs. Wiley! This looks pretty foreign to me. I'm skeptical. If it works, I'll be a monkey's uncle!
Charlotte Tucker

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5490: It worked! Mrs. Wiley, you beat everthing, you know that! And now I'm a monkey's uncle!
P.S. Sorry there's all that sickness, homemaker. How ya feelin'?

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5491: Take it from me, you will survive all the sickness Homemaker! we had 5 sick with a virus, 1 bathroom and a set of steep steps- the trick? See which one could get to the toilet first! (Add in one exhausted mom, 1 broken washer, and a septic that was full) = a mom on EDGE!!! But the Lord was gracious, and we are now on the other side of it all. Hang in there! We'll be praying for ya'll. ~New Neighbor

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5492: glad to hear your sicknesses are all over New Neighbor you sure had a run with it didn't you? Charlotte don't know if anyone told you or not but I have a website up for all the porchsters to keep in touch with one another if you are interested in being a part of it email me *Mavis & I will tell you all about it rather than take up a bunch of porch space.

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5493: Poor homemaker! Much prayers and soda water for all those ailin'. ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5494: Hey guys, I need your prayers again. Just when we thought things were looking up again, I find out that my cousin has developed pneumonia in his lungs. Please remember him. He was just getting all these good reports and now this. There were rumors of him drinking and all that but his blood tests came back Monday and there were no traces of alcohol whatsoever in his system. I hate to be so lengthy but I just had to let somebody know about it. See yall later--Salty Dog

March 06, 2002 - Msg 5495: prayers from here Salty keep your chin & your strength up.

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5496: Mornin porch. Coffee is already made and waiting Salty Dog. You also have prayers for you cousin. I'm off to Eagles Landing for a relaxing round of golf. New Neighbor I can feel for you with that septic tank. You spend $100 to get one pumped and what do you get, HEARTACHES, nothing but heartaches. Ya'll have a good day. Hope my puter don't catch tha flu virus.

The Rock

"Everybody else is sitting so I guess I'll sit too." (Rafe Hollister)

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5497: Morning porch, thanks for the coffee Rock it sure hit the spot this morning. Got the day off and I gotta clean this house again. Haven't heard from my cousin this morning I'll let you all know as soon as I do. Yall have a good day and Rafe you have a good one out on the links. Later--Salty Dog

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5498: The casuality report is better today except it is teachers who are out. . .and this one is on the brink. . .yuck. . .

On to beter news: Fun Girl take notice! : Mayberry in the Midwest, July 19-20, in New Castle, IN and out own Floyd will be there! Hope to get a chance to meet and greet with you Floyd.

Have a great porch day!


March 07, 2002 - Msg 5499: I am sick - I can't even spell. . .oh boy!

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5500: Good morning, Porchsters! It is rather gray here today but I'm not gonna let that get me down. I got books to write! Thanks, Mavis, I believe I'll just take you up on that offer! Take yer vitamins, homemaker! Lucky you, Rock! I love golf! Can't hardly afford to play it. But I love it! Moved them buckets yesterday. Looks like the tulips is still alive! Have a great day everybody!
Charlotte Tucker
P.S. Once burned, a lesson learned
One mistake, a better cake
Once bit, best fergit

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5501: Afternoon Porch!

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5502: Where is New Castle, Indiana? --pickles

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5503: Hey everybody! Homemaker, bless your heart. Sounds like you need to go home and go to bed. Salty Dog, sorry about your cousin. The Lord has brought him this far he'll bring him to full recovery I'm sure. I continue to pray for him and your entire family. Charlotte have you got a YMCA nearby? I know they have good sports programs that aren't so competitive and alot more fun. You did the right thing. Parents sure could teach the kids a lot of positive things through sports, but they're teaching them alot of things (not so good) whether they know it of not. Those kids are watching, including yours and I'm sure she knows you did the right thing. She'll respect you for that. NN, glad you all are better! --Helen

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5504: Bless you Helen! Bless you all for standing behind me. I still feel pretty lousy for my daughter. She seems to be taking it OK though. We do have a Y. We did that a few weeks ago. Like I said, our school and town are small--same girls, same parents. (The girls aren't the problem.) My husband is ready to move!! Haa! What I can't figure out is if I did the right thing, then why do I feel so bad? Those other parents don't appear to feel bad at all! Where is everybody? I feel like the only one on the porch!
Charlotte Tucker

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5505: Hey yall I hate to be bothersome again but I just got mroe bad news about my cousin. They now have found a infection in his blood and now his kidneys are shutting down. In my medical experience that is usually a sign of the end. Please pray that one way or another he will find health again. I'm to the point now that I just want him to either end his suffering or be healed. Either way he would be better off than he is right now. Thanks guys I love yall--Salty Dog

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5506: Hey and prayers for us Porchters! ~ Mrs. Wiley

"Hey mister, you're all tied to a tree!"

"Barney, you got Andy!"

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5507: Gomer: "Judy. Judy. Aww, I can't do it."
Goober: "Judyjudyjudyjudyjudy!"
Gomer: "Hee hee, Goober, you shore got talent!"

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5508: Salty, may God's peace and strength be with your cousin. ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 07, 2002 - Msg 5509: May God's peace be with your family Salty Dog. . .this must be rough for all of you. . .

pickles dear - use Charlotte's map book and look it up. . .it is outside of Indy off of I-70. . .for me it is about two hours north of where I live. . .

Where is everyone today. . .I am feeling some better and I did take half of the day off and I came on home and laid down for a spell . . .some little blue pills would surely help.


March 07, 2002 - Msg 5510: Salty, So sorry your cousin is doing so poorly. God's will be done. Prayers for all of your family. Take care of yerself, homemaker. Hope nobody else gits it. Did your computer catch it, Rock? Made good progress on the map books today!
Charlotte Tucker

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5511: Morning, porch. I'll do the coffee this morning, Salty. You got enough to worry about. I sure hope all goes well for your cousin. How'd your relaxing round of golf go, Rock? Do you carry the crock with you on your cart? Well, everybody have a great day.
- Hazel

Andy: "The luckiest thing a man can have is friendship."

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5512: Mornin porch. Salty Dog my heart goes out to you. Charlotte Tucker golf is my favorite thing to do. I have a card from the Lung A$$ociation that eliminates the green fees. It only cost 25 dollars. It is a money saver. Puter seems to be fine. I have a glass of orange juice when I'm using it. Maybe that will keep that virus at bay. Hazel thanks for the coffee. As for the crock, I can play golf or I can pertake of the crock, I can not do both at the same time. Mornin Homemaker Helen, Mrs. Wiley and Asa if he checks in today.

The Rock

"I can't hear his aminines." (Earnst T. Bass)

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5513: Well, it seems as if the wounded are back on their feet. I feel some better.
How are things going Salty? I really feel for you. . .keep your chin up and we'll keep our heads bowed.
I play computer golf fairly well. . .does that count?

Take care out there!


March 08, 2002 - Msg 5514: Good coffee Hazel! That's quite a good deal on the golf, Rock! Still, I could never just go by myself. If we golf, we all golf! Hubby, son, and daughter. My son's actually fairly good for an 11-year-old. My daughter is an entirely different story! (she's 9). Sposed to be 70░ here today but then thunderstorms and tomorrow maybe more of the white stuff. Definitely March! Have a great day. Prayers for Salty's cousin and I hope the flu bug has passed, homemaker.
Charlotte Tucker

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5515: Where in the dickens is Tom? How's your pappy, Romeena?

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5516: Hazel if they have those cards in your area check into them. If you buy them in December you can get four cards for the price of three. My wife and two sons also play. This is the only way we can afford it.

The Rock

"Fore! Sorry." (The Rock)

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5517: Sorry Hazel I meant the above message to be to Charlotte Tucker.

The Rock

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5518: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"
Rock---anytime you want to get together for a round of golf is fine with me. Or as Goober would say, "I'll do it!". Just let me know the tee time and the course we're playing at.
"The ESQUIRE club !"(Floyd)

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5519: Hey homemaker. I'm sure there'll be time to visit on my trip up to New Castle. I hadn't seen the web site you listed so thanks for posting it!!

Big ain't the word for it!

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5520: Hey Dež, when's that science fair? I be wishin' yer daughter good luck!
Charlotte Tucker

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5521: Mayberry in the Midwest
There's the link so you can click on it.

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5522: "And here a whole town stands still because two old womens feet fall asleep"
Malcolm Tucker

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5523: "And here a whole town stands still because two old womens feet fall asleep"
Malcolm Tucker

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5524: "You people are living in another World !"(Malcolm Tucker)

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5525: Thanks Floyd, I'll be sure to introduce myself as the homemaker so you'll know I come from the porch! Besides that, I am likely to have my version of Opie with me - rub a red head for good luck!

I am pretty perky this afternoon so i think the flu bug is gone. . .and my family (so far so good) hasn't caught it!

Have a good evening -


March 08, 2002 - Msg 5526: Good ev-e-nin porch and happy Friday. Thanks for the link Floyd, have a successful show! I love the last line.. "goober says hey". Most of my family mail ends with that. homemaker, you lucky, you get to go! Glad y'all are stayin clear of the flu bug. Rock, I'll try that oj virus patch, i mean cure. Sounds like a goodun. Salty - hope you're OK...still praying.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"..then you peel out the ol blue suit, put a windsor knot in your tie and take in one of them rabbit clubs! Va-va-va-VOOM!"

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5527: Hey to Merle Dean! ~ Mrs. Wiley
"Come with us, Gomer. Preston Foster will understand this one time!"

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5528: Malcolm, what causes that? Maybe I should see their doctor.
Charlotte Tucker (of the Buffalo Tuckers)

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5529: Oops! I got bold happy!

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5530:
Oops! Just like Floyd, Mrs. Wiley! I forgot the /!

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5531: Help! I'm bold and I can't get out! Let's see...

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5532: test

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5533: test

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5534: I think that worked.

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5535: Hey porch, thanks for all the concerns. Yall are so great. Dont know what I'd do without you. Well things are looking up a little bit. The doctors are saying that if he can make it through the next 3 days that there is a good chance that he will pull through it. But that those three days are very critical. So please keep praying. It's been the prayers that has kept him going this far. The coffee was great this morning. Yall have a good night! --Salty Dog

March 08, 2002 - Msg 5536: Thanks to whoever unbolded me!
Night everbody!
Charlotte Tucker

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5537: Morning porch has everybody left?? Coffees on and I made sure the pot was clean. Cant have any dizzy golf players today now! Off to work. Havent heard anymore from my cousin yet this morning.So, I am thinking everything is the same. See ya later--Salty Dog

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5538: Morning Porch, Boy what a week its been. Sure am glad its over. Did you miss me? Tell me you missed me. I missed you all.
I see ya'll been busy while I been away. Planning a get together in Indiana, getting the flu, GOLFING, crock cleaning, Ya'll a mess. Your right to not drink and drive Rock, (I am soooooo funny).
Glad your cousin is hanging in there Salty. I'll keep on praying for him.
Well I gotta go get caught up on everything I ain't done all week on account I was expanding my ejukashion. Ya'll are great and I love ya'll. They said I can ya'll twice in one sen-tense and still be ok.


March 09, 2002 - Msg 5539: Well it's raining in the hoosier state this morning. We have got three of our goats sold this week, selling some to buy some more better ones (how's that sentence for a teacher!)
Glad to hear that your cuz is hangin' in there. . SD. Glad to see you ASA, we missed you this week.
Hey to everyone on the porch (do I need to do a roll call)?

your beloved "homemaker"

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5540: Yer education was worth every penny, Asa.
- Hazel

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5541: Thanks Hazel. Hi beloved Homemaker.


March 09, 2002 - Msg 5542: Hey to the Porch. Can I be the Beloved Bulkhead?

I shudder to think what I just revealed about myself...

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5543: Hmmmm. The Beloved Bulkhead. Jelsik, that's typical of the inhibition syndrome.
- Hazel

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5544: Hey guys how are my porch friends today? My cousin is still doing better. But now My 92 year old grandmother is in the ER right now. They are runnung tests and think that she either has had a stroke or has pneumonia. She has alzheimers and had been really sick this week. So please pray for her. Seems like I'm always the bad news bearer around here. I hope it will end soon. Asa, I did miss you a lot. And where I come two yalls in the same sentence is a way of life! Well yall have a good evening. Raining here again this weekend but I guess we need it. See ya later. Thanks for being there for me as always--Your beloved Salty Dog

I couldn't resist it either!!

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5545: You know your education was worth every penny?

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5546: Hey to the Porch! Welcome home Asa glad your back from learnin'. Hey to Rock, Hazel, Jelsik, hm, sd,charlotte, and all us'ns.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Bulkhead Beloved, the tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart!

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5547: Hi ya'll! Glad the porch is hummin'! More hoops today--my son's team. Won one, lost one by 3 points. Play again tomorrow afternoon for 3rd or 4th place in this tournament. My daughter is having a friend spend the night. That's good for her. She had such a rough week, I figured she could use some company. Hey to Salty Dog, Mrs. Wiley, homemaker, Rock, Hazel, Jelsik, and Merle Dean. Missed you, Asa! Anyone seen Tom? I miss his pomes. (intentional spelling). Don't want ya'll to think I'm writing illiterate books!
Charlotte Tucker
P.S. Prayers for Salty's cousin and grandmother. Hope you stop havin' bad news!

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5548: Hello fellow porchdwellers, What a pleasant find this site has been for me. I fantasize about finding my own Mayberry. Meanwhile, I am a divorced 44 woman seeking an old fashioned man. Do they still exist?

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5549: ...I just wrote Msg 5548 and forgot to say,
my real name is Joanna Mae...

March 09, 2002 - Msg 5550: Reckon I been an Andy fan ever since he came on tv back in the 50s. I tellya porchsetters, the art of porchsettin is longgone. Im an old porchsetter myself. What I trying to say is...well it just made me homesick for friends and family to set down and talk to one another. What a site! Goober says hay!

March 10, 2002 - Msg 5551: Hey to # 5550. We're all Andy fans here. Welcome. Well, it's been snowing all night here. I thought spring was coming. Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. (Calvin Coolidge said that) Morning, porchsters.
- Hazel

Otis: "Barney... Barney... Barney..."
Barney: "What is it, Otis?"
Otis: "I can't get to sleep."

March 10, 2002 - Msg 5552: Good Sabbbath Porch! Welcome to Joanna and #5550, pick yourselves some screen names and join us regular-like. We'll let you know if the name is already picked. Joanna, I hope you find the old fashioned one you seek. I'm just a tad younger than you and guys who grew up in our era are, I reckon here is as good a place to start looking as any. Me, I'm gonna wait for the Lord to send one to me this time. I obviously can't pick 'em.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"we always need elidgible men here!" (Mrs. Wiley said that about Earnest T./Mr. Gossage)


March 10, 2002 - Msg 5553: Good Sabbath porch.Hope everyone has a blessed day. How are you Mrs. Wileyyyy. You guys all be patient on the Lord and he will fix ya'll up. I be the right age Joanna, and pulenty old fashioned, but I gots me a wife already and she kinda frowns on me seeing someone else. Besides if I was to do that I wouldn't be old fashioned anymore. There is a gal over at Miss Crumps who is trying to start up a Mayberry singles board. Maybe you can go check out what thats all about, or maybe Floyd can put in a link here for ya. If I knew how to link stuff I would, but alas, I'm to old fashioned for such things. Anyway, pick ya a name and pull up a chair and chat a while.
Sorry about that snow Hazel, but you hang on to it if you would.
My projects for this week is to get my lawnmower ready for cutting and to polish up my golf clubs and get them ready for action, and probably not in that order.
Well off to preachin for me cause... well... I need it.


March 10, 2002 - Msg 5554: Mornin' Porchsters! Welcome Joanna Mae! Pull up a chair and do some rockin' with us. Hazel, I'll be! You stole my quote! I thought of that weather quote in the shower this mornin' and couldn't wait to post it. I guess it's true that great minds run in the same direction! I was thinkin' about the weather because it was so windy here yesterday that when we got home from the tournament, our porch door had blown off its hinges! My husband gave it a temporary fix to keep the cold air out. Also had a flat tire on the way to the tournament yesterday! What a day! We changed the tire but then some good neighbors came and loaned us their car to drive the hour trip so we didn't have to drive on that doughnutty thing. Good neighbors! Cain't beat 'em! Good Sabbath!
Charlotte Tucker
We're headed off to church. Wonder if they'll talk about sin? Can't talk too much about sin.

March 10, 2002 - Msg 5555: Afternoon Porch! you're 'beloved *Mavis' checking in. I tell ya, between working, keeping this house clean & putting this band back together seems I run out of day before I run out of chores. Anyways, I'm still here, fighting a migraine, but here. Prayers for those that need them, welcome to the new porchsters & I'll hush now.
I can even get banjer sounds out of this jug! (Brisco Darlin aka fine jug player) made that quote last night to the banjo player in our band & all but one knew what I was talking about! Makes a body feel good when people actually recognize a TAGS quote!

March 10, 2002 - Msg 5556: March 10,2002-Msg5556:Hay Rock, Amen Bro.Hay Moms and Dads, put jr. in the Boy Scouts and takem to church on wont be sorry, ever! Shazam!..What ever happened to Father Knows Best???

March 10, 2002 - Msg 5557: Afternoon Porch. Just thought I'd pop in and say hey to you all. Hope everyone's Sunday is good. Sorry about yer headbanger Mavis. Maybe if I sing at ya that will help. Look me right in the eyes while'st I sing and don't blink... Ya ready?