April 03, 2002 - Msg 6039: test

April 03, 2002 - Msg 6040: ok, ya'll can put yer pencils down, I was testing my fonts up there,

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6041: Morning, porch. Mavis, next time you sweep would you mind telling us to rock back or lift up our feet or something? You got dust all over my shoes. Nice to see you back, Fun Girl... how's little Opie? Have a good day, everybody. Keep a good thought.
- Hazel

Now look alive! Snap to! This is a jail!

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6042: Morning Hazel, and Mavis and everyone else.
"WHO MESSED UP THE PORCH?" I tell ya sneakin in here in the middle of the night and sweepin and cleanin like this. Now were gonna have to mess it up all over again, just to give it that "lived in look."
Mavis, you never did say if I could join the band as a stanp by cybalist or not. I take that means I can, so let me say thanks with music.


April 04, 2002 - Msg 6043: Mprnin Porch.. Mrs Wiley glad to hear ur mom is ok, 31 says Hey. I must get ready for work,so I'll see ya'll later. Say wheres the coffee, although I prefer Tea. Have a good day all. God Bless & Keep You in His Loving Arms ....Ms. Wezee

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6044: Oops SORRY ...Mornin Porch .. It seems I triped on the keys again.. LOL. Ms Wezee

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6045: Mornin porch. Hope everybody is having a good day. Sorry I'm late and it looks like Salty Dog is late also, so I'll put on the coffee. I'll also make a kettle of tea for Ms Wezee. Got chores to do, now my mamma is leaving me a "Honey Do" list. Check back later this evening if I aint to wore down. (((((((to all))))))).

The Rock

"You're at attention 3." (Barney)

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6046: G'morning, porch! Just got in from work, thought I'd check in. Miss Ellie, I'm sorry to hear about your little niece. Neurofibromatosis is a hateful disease, you just never know what it's going to do.
Mavis, I've never thought about "coloring" the Plum for Easter. What would I color her with? Actually, I dyed her feet blue once, but didn't mean to. I had heard that you could put a few drops of bluing in a final rinse water and it would brighten her white coat. My husband warned me, called it one of my "doofus ideas", but I went ahead. I had her standing in about three inches of water, to which I added the bluing, then dipped it up and over her with a cup. That part worked, and her body was a lovely, bright white. However, her feet which were soaking in the blue water, turned a bright blue. She looked like she was wearing blue knee socks! My husband consoled her (loudly) by telling her she couldn't help it if she had a nutty mommy. It took a couple of weeks and two more baths before her feet were normal again, and I thought I'd never hear the end of it. My husband enjoyed the whole thing waaaaay too much!
Well, gotta run. Errands and chores to get done. Have a lovely Mayberry day, friends.--Romeena

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6047: Blue Plumb! Aww, what a cute story Ro. Mornin porch! Asa, I saw Barney say "WBMMTBB?" last night. He's so incredulous that someone would touch HIS board! And mess it up, mind you! I just love it at the end of the epp, where Barn tells the new depity "You'd better gird your loins, buster!" I always LOVE when they do a "Big Barn" Action shot (where the camera sets on the ground looking up at barn walking off). Big Action music as well. It's BIG!

~ Mrs. Wiley

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6048: Morning porch, got the day off so I slept in. Or tried to sleep in what with Asa hittin them cymbals. Thanks for the coffee Rock. Ro, I loved that story about the Plum. I bet she still looked cute with blue feet. Well I have to do some errands myself. So yall have a good day. See ya later--SD

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6049: Hey Mrs. Wiley, you snuck in on me.--SD

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6050: Hey it's me again. Dont mean to be so talky today but I just found out that my cousin got to come home yesterday. I just had to tell yall about it. Later--SD

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6051: I hope someone can help me with this question...Does anyone know if it is possible to visit the Andy Griffith set? and if so where it is? Please let me know..I'd love to go see it..
email me at wadlow1@yahoo.com...Thanks

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6052: That's great news Salty!! I'm very happy for you and Cousin, been praying for him for weeks! ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6053: Asa, you play them cymbals pretty good. Let me try. TADADADADACRASHdaTA... I can't do it.
- Hazel

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6054: The one year anniversary of the "new" Taylors Front Porch is coming up fast. Just a little less than a month. May 2nd is the day.

Wadlow1, the set for TAGS hasn't been around for years...sadly. It's nowhere to be found. It would be fun to actually see it but it's just a dream.


April 04, 2002 - Msg 6055: Hey Porchsters! I'm too busy to sit on the porch for two days and boy did I miss a lot. Somebody even swept it off! When I tried to visit the What's wrong? site, it gave me a "You're forbidden to enter this site" message. Anybody else get that? Glad to hear yer cousin's comin' home, Salty. Prayers for the niece, Miss Ellie. Hey to Asa, Rock, Mavis, Mrs. Wiley, Ms. Wezee, Helen, and everybody!! Loved your little blue feet story, Romeena! Ya'll take care and I'll try not to stay away so long next time.
Charlotte Tucker

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6056: Never mind. I tried the What's wrong? site again. That is eerie! If you haven't tried it, look back in the archives for the Web site!

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6057: I love the Andy Griffith Show, it is a wonderful show that recalls as they say " a simpler time of life" A time of innoncence, a time of trust. Unlike today. I hope the Andy Griffith show never goes off the air.

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6058: Hazel sorry I forgot to tell you to lift yer feet, I was so busy sweeping I plumb forgot. Asa yer more than welcome to be our cymbalist, but you have to learn a few more songs just practice out back of the courthouse. Ro you use food coloring to color Plum mix it with water, just a tad of vinegar & don't get any in her eyes, kinda like doing easter eggs. Rock can I give you my 'honey do' list too?? Yer so good at it! SD I am so glad for your cousin! Charlotte that site is a mess ain't it?
Off to fix supper!

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6059: Thanks, Mavis! Then I suppose it just shampoos out with her next bath? Do you sponge it on? I've learned my lesson about letting her stand in colored water! Maybe next Easter I'll try it - will let you know how it turns out.
Salty, what good news about your cousin. An answer to prayer. My daughter-in-law's sister is another example. Paralyzed two months ago, back to work now! Still uses a walker for distances, but can walk around a room without it. Amazing, and still no definite diagnosis.
Well, good night, friends. I just love coming here and meeting up with you good people. Everyone have a great night's sleep, now, you hear? Asa, please try to sing softly in the morning, okay?--Romeena

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6060: Hi All. Will it look like everyone can used a prays now.
Sorry for not being here for sometime but thing was not going right.
No, Miss Ellie all the snow we have did not stop me and thankyou for the photo.
In March was three birthdays that i have to go to andmore thing came up at the sometime so i do not have time to come on.
IF IT WASN'T FOR FRIEND LIKE YOU.If it was n't for friends like you, the world
would be so dark and drear;
you have a way about yoy
that is honest and sincere.
one can't be lonest very long
or get to feeling "down",
you have a built-in sunshine.
if it wasn't for friends like you,I think
i'd lose my faith in man;
you always have a cheery word

and always understand.
your actions speak much louder
than your words can ever do;
i know i'm better and i'm blessed,
and just for knowing you.
so today i want to tell you,
in case you might not know,
how very much your friendship means
the older that gfow.

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6061: Hooray! Chaplain Tom is back! We have missed you, friend. Hope everything is okay. We worry when we don't hear from you.--Romeena

April 04, 2002 - Msg 6062: Howdy Porch, you all have a wonderful day. FRANKIE FLINT

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6063: Nice poem Tom, very nice. As Andy said to Henry Bennett, the luckiest thing a man can have is friendship. And it's true that the world would seem dark and dreary without friends. sniff.
- Hazel

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6064: Mornin porch. The coffee is ready and a kettle of tea for Ms Wezee, to you from me. There are also some sticky buns on warm in the oven. The vanilla icing is in the fridge. Just put the pan in the sink when you're finished. Welcome back Tom. Mavis just leave your honey do list on the porch under the welcome mat and I'll get to it. Salty Dog great news about your cousin and Romeena good to hear that your daughter in law is better. ((((((Asa, Charlotte Tucker, Mrs Wiley, Frankie Flint, and Hazel))))))).

The Rock

"Handy man, HA. The only thing he's handy with is the ladies." (Sheriff talking about Goldbrick Wheeler)

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6065: Looks like a busy morning here on the porch. Good to see everyone up and at them. Welcome back Tom. Glad you are ok. Hey to Frankie Flint. Hi Hazel, how are you doing? Hey Romeena, I'm still giggling at the thought of your blue pawed puppy. Must have been a sight. LOL.
I don't know about you Rock, but I think we deserve us a round of golf later. You up for that pal? I have to polish my cymbals first thing this morning in case Mavis calls upon me. I want to be prepared.
Great news about your cousin Salty.
Hope everyone has themselves a great Friday, and is safe this weekend.


April 05, 2002 - Msg 6066: Hey Porch!
I'm running late gotto get to work. But first I wanted to greet everyone this fine mornin. Glad to see all the praise reports & glad to see the funny little stories, say Tom great poem. hey CT, Mrs Wiley, Asa, Rock & just everybody. I have been well for 3 weeks now PRAISE GOD. No more set backs, thank u all for ur prayers . Have a Sonshine filled day. Ms Wezee
Lots of luck to you and yers.

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6067: Mornin' Hazel, Rock, and Asa! I can usually count on you all bein' up and at 'em this time of mornin' on the porch. Praise the Lord! Tom is back. Tom, we missed you so much! Thanks for sweepin' Mavis. Was that you? I had my daughter look for the ghost in the web site too. She thought it was nifty too. Well, hubby and I are off to Chi-town for the weekend. He builds PVC patio furniture and we're off to try to sell some. Wish us luck! Everybody have a great day and a great weekend. I'll miss you!
Charlotte Tucker

Hey Mayor! I just got censored for puttin' three exclamation marks after tellin' Tom we missed him! So here...3 exclamation marks that we missed you, Tom

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6068: Fine Citizen Charlotte:

It nice to know that not only the mayor's words are sometimes curbed. I'm thinking about forming a commission to look into the issue, but currently I am getting alot of pressure from Mr. Bush and Mr. Powell to help out with this trouble over there in the Holy Land. Don't they know I got enough to do here in Mayberry?! Between cover ups of hot water lines being run to public fountains, a shortage of chinese lanterns, and Civil War bonds payable I got enough heartaches here.

Ahh, the life of a Mayor. Busy, busy, busy.

Wonder what the special is today at the diner?

Mayor Pike

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6069: Morning porch, I guess I am late this morning. Looks like everyone beat me out this morning. YEAH!!! Toms back!!! We missed you buddy. Thanks for the poem. Off to work for me today which was supposed to be my day off but oh well. Then I am going to see the Primitives, Isaacs, and the Good Shepherds in concert tonight! Hey Mavis, wanna come? THey sure can render. Yall have a good day and a good weekend. See ya later--Salty Dog

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6070: How's everybody a'doing. Tought I would check in and say have a nice weekend. If anyone knows how to get in touch with the Madisonville,Ky. chapter It ain't nice to falsify, please let me know! SAM SCOTT

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6071: How's everybody a'doing. Tought I would check in and say have a nice weekend. If anyone knows how to get in touch with the Madisonville,Ky. chapter It ain't nice to falsify, please let me know! SAM SCOTT

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6072: How's everybody a'doing. Tought I would check in and say have a nice weekend. If anyone knows how to get in touch with the Madisonville,Ky. chapter It ain't nice to falsify, please let me know! SAM SCOTT

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6073: How's everybody a'doing. Tought I would check in and say have a nice weekend. If anyone knows how to get in touch with the Madisonville,Ky. chapter It ain't nice to falsify, please let me know! SAM SCOTT

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6074: How's everybody a'doing. Tought I would check in and say have a nice weekend. If anyone knows how to get in touch with the Madisonville,Ky. chapter It ain't nice to falsify, please let me know! SAM SCOTT

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6075: How's everybody a'doing. Tought I would check in and say have a nice weekend. If anyone knows how to get in touch with the Madisonville,Ky. chapter It ain't nice to falsify, please let me know! SAM SCOTT

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6076: How's everybody a'doing. Tought I would check in and say have a nice weekend. If anyone knows how to get in touch with the Madisonville,Ky. chapter It ain't nice to falsify, please let me know! SAM SCOTT

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6077: Hey to the porch.
Somebody bump Sammy, he's skipping...

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6078: I wonder what causes that?
- Hazel

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6079: hum

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6080: Holy smokes, you ok Sam? I'm sure glad I don't suffer from that ailment.


April 05, 2002 - Msg 6081: Holy smokes, you ok Sam? I'm sure glad I don't suffer from that ailment.


April 05, 2002 - Msg 6082: Holy smokes, you ok Sam? I'm sure glad I don't suffer from that ailment.


April 05, 2002 - Msg 6083: Holy smokes, you ok Sam? I'm sure glad I don't suffer from that ailment.


April 05, 2002 - Msg 6084: evening Porch!! Tom!! so good to see you back Asa was just beside himself putting out APB's on you! Ro I mix mine dog coloring in a 1/2 gallon milk jug (rinsed out of course) & pour it over them. Salty them Primitives are awesome!! Enjoy lady! well off to bed, we gotta play tomorrow night so get them cymbals shined Asa
Night Porch (Hey to everyone on the porch that I missed!)

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6085: Asa there's one in every crowd & I guess you are ours huh? LOL I'm just funnin ya! We don't want you any other way!

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6086: I like my dog coloring a little on the thick side.
- Hazel

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6087: Hazel thick dog coloring only works on dogs with boots on, but you can try it! LOL
I like to put a little egg white in mine

April 05, 2002 - Msg 6088: Well I don't happen to like my main dish covered in a heavy sauce is all. Whoops, wrong episode.


April 06, 2002 - Msg 6089: Good morning Porch, I think I got in the middle of a conversation. Believe I'll let them dog coloring sauces slide on by. Off to work for me today. Left the coffee on and tea too. Mavis, it was good last night. You should have been there. Asa, I don't know what you and Sam are suffering from but I bet they have something over at the drugstore for it. Well Yall have a good Saturday. Back to the jeans and sweatshirts for me. After wearing t-shirts and shorts all week. It is down in the 20's again. See yall after work!--Salty Dog

Gas it up Chickie

April 06, 2002 - Msg 6090: Poor ol Salty Dog. 20 degrees and she has to work. Gonna be 70 again here today. Sun is shining, birds are chirping, tree's are blooming, ahhhhhhh ya just gotta sit back some days and thank God for all his goodness.
I wonder how Salty would look with blue feet? Just a thought.
Glad your doing better MS. Wezee. Way to go.
Howdy to everyone else. Hope you have a Mayberry kind of day. Maybe we ought to plan an activity for later on? Maybe we can go watch Mavis perform and tell everyone in the crowd that we knows her. Well think on it gang. Later.


April 06, 2002 - Msg 6091: Mornin' porchsters. So good to hear from you Chaplin Tom. We sure have missed you. Check in as often as you can and let us know your o.k. You're poem was beatiful. What would we do without friends?
Glad you enjoyed looking for the ghost CT. It's been fun hearing the reactions from friends and family. It was a little late for April Fool's Day,
oh well.
Dye on the furkids? How funny. Can you do multicolor, as in striped? LOL Wonder what that would do for my red doxies? LOL. Not near as cute as the Plum I know. I can just see her all yellow or pink like an Easter egg!
Woke up to a dead Beta fish this mornin'. Had him for 2 yrs. My 10yr old is planning a funeral for this afternoon.;) Have 1 more that I've had just as long. Never had any longer.
Asa, sounds good. We'll be so proud of our own Mavis! Oh, here's a whack for you and Sam. WHACK,WHACK! Maybe that helped, the skipping problem. ;)
Sorry for such a long post. Just catchin' up. Ya'll have a good un'!---Helen

April 06, 2002 - Msg 6092: Hey Helen. Where you been hiding? Good to see you. Sorry about the deceased fish.
Hey Floyd, May 2nd is one year? I thought it had been going longer than that. We need to have a party. Just want you to know I sure do appreciate this site and all. Some fine people congregate here on the porch.


April 06, 2002 - Msg 6093: Miss Wezee, thanks for the internet prayer site. I went and requested prayer and joined their chain. Haven't heard anymore from Carla Brooke.
TOM, so nice to see you. Glad you got the pictures.
ROmeena, it was such a cute story about Sugarplum and her blue feet.
Hello to everyone. Hope you folks had a good Easter and are having a great weekend. Mama's cooking so mine will be great. I need to go and get ready.
So nice to see the porch so nice and full.
and thanks to everyone praying for Carla Brooke.

Miss Ellie
"But you need a prescription."
"I DON'T need NO doctor."

April 06, 2002 - Msg 6094: Morning porch. I surely do appreciate this porch too, Floyd. Thank you for making it all possible. Helen, I'm sorry about the fish too. I had a fish die once. It was a beta too. I don't suppose you'd like to hear the story, so early this fine morning? Ok, I'll tell you. We used to keep the fish bowl on a table in our living room. This was when our daughter was about 6 months old. When I would come home from someplace with her I would always toss her diaper bag on the floor beside the table. Well, anyway, one day the fish was gone. Not dead on the water. Just plain gone. I looked all over the bowl, under the rocks, couldn't find him. I kinda forgot about the incident, but continued to wonder what happened. A couple weeks later I was sitting in church with my daughter on my lap. She started to fuss during the sermon so I reached in the diaper bag for something, and pulled out that dead fish. He must have been spashing really high and jumped out of the bowl and landed in the diaper bag. Kinda gave me a fright, pulling out a dead fish during the middle of a quiet sermon. I sortof gasped and the people around me turned and looked at me. I just smiled and I guess they thought I was overcome with emotion at the preachers words. I haven't had another fish since.
- Hazel

He didn't talk about sin!

April 06, 2002 - Msg 6095: Mornin', all! Hazel, that's a riot! Did anyone else see the fish? Hope not, they'd have looked at you funny, I'm sure. Sam and Asa, I hear it helps with stuttering if you try to sing your words. No, wait, don't do that! Forget I said it!
Weird weather here, too, Salty. I was outside all afternoon yesterday, planting four flats of begonias. Beautiful day. Today it's raining and 50 degrees. The begonias are loving it, but I had plans to plant some other stuff. Guess it'll have to wait. Maybe Goldbrick Wheeler will come by and help me. I hear he's been seen in the neighborhood, and Clara was baking a pie - maybe she knows something.
Well, gotta run over and check on my dad, fix up his pill boxes and set his clocks up an hour for tonight's change to DST. Have a great day, friends.--Romeena

April 06, 2002 - Msg 6096: Could anyone give mwe details on who to contact in Madisonville Ky. for the local AGSRS, which is named It's not nice to flasify". Any help you could give me would be appreciated! SAM SCOTT.

April 06, 2002 - Msg 6097: Afternoon porch
hope y'LL Have a great day. Hope u get some help there Sam, I would help ya but I don't know a thing about it...... Ms Wezee

April 06, 2002 - Msg 6098: Sam Scott, I looked at Mayberry.com and found the site for The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC). You have to contact them for information about chapters. I did find the "It's just not right to falsify" club in Madisonville, KY on the list of clubs. Write to: TAGSRWC, 9 Music Square South, PMB 146, Nashville, TN 37203-3286 for contact information.
- Hazel

April 06, 2002 - Msg 6099: Hey Asa, yeah...the 2nd of May will be one year since the first post here on the "new" porch. Now that ain't a countin' the old porch or Ollie's Trivaialities site that came before this here version.

I'm glad you folks are enjoying the site.

April 06, 2002 - Msg 6100: Hey to the Porch, have a great Mayberry Sunday.

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6101: Morning porch, sorry I didn't get to post yesterday. But it got a little crazy around here. Between my husband trying to get ready to race next weekend and people in and out of here all day I did not have time. Asa I do not know how I would look with blue feet but my toenails are painted purple does that count? With all the furkid stories around here I had to tell yall this one. My friends have a little boy of about 7 named Stetson. Well Stetson and his pa-paw are very close. Well pa-paw had gotten a puppy and Stetson was just carried away with it. And they would joke back and forth about who's dog it was. Well Sunday they were all hiding Easter eggs and Stetson was telling him it was HIS dog. Well pa-paw told him" I don't see your name on it" Well in a few minutes, Stetson was missing and so was the puppy. About thirty minutes later the dog came flying around the house with "Stetson" wrote on it's side in black marker. They all had to laugh at it. Well I am off to work I did not mean to be so long winded this morning. Have a great Sabbath--Salty Dog

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6102: HA HA!! Salty, that's hilarious! Thanks for sharing that. Oh, that's funny. Kinda puts you in mind of the farmers during deer season, who paint C O W on the sides of their cattle. Have a great Sabbath, everyone!--Romeena

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6103: great story Salty! hahaha ~ Mrs. Wiley
Hey to everyone!

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6104: Morning porch pals. I reckon Stetson won that battle. How are you doing Romeena and Mrs. Wiley? Very good I hope.
Another beautiful spring day here on tap. Sun is just peeking over the mountains. Went for an early morning jog and just can't hardly stand all of Gods handiwork.
Hope everyone has a great Sabbath.


April 07, 2002 - Msg 6105: I need some help with a charactor's name on the pickle story. What is the name of the motorist who Barney gave the pickle's to? Not the real life name the name of him on the show. thanks Zip

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6106: Hi, just back from church. Wow, attendance was down! How was it elsewhere? Looks like a lot of people forgot to move their clocks forward last night, and when they discovered it this morning, it was too late! I changed mine yesterday afternoon. Somehow, that seems to make it a little easier.
Had a big old thunderstorm last night, still raining today. Welcome, welcome rain! The begonias I've set out are really loving it.
Well, have a restful, peaceful day, friends.--Romeena

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6107: Hello Porchsters- that's right, this is the long, lost New Neighbor. Sorry I haven't posted for quite sometime. Life in this household has been in overdrive. We are now moving into the new house (have to be in by the 15th) and it's nutzy here! Hallelujah we have a BIG front porch and plenty of rockers. Have missed everyone, but have taken glimpses of the postings. Thanks for the prayers and good thoughts coming our way. It's true~ a marriage does take a beating in all the confusion! But take heart, We WILL be stronger in the end for enduring! Must go now and spend sometime hiking with the young'uns... Love and miis ya'll ~ New Neighbor

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6108: Hey porch, back home from work and ready to head to Wally World. Thats pretty bad. I get paid and what Wal-Mart and Bi-lo don't get the bank will. What causes that??--Salty Dog


April 07, 2002 - Msg 6110: Good Sabbath Porch
Thiught I'ld pop in real quick to say howdy, we are having soecial singers at our church tonight & I need to leave early to go to Ind. & pick up 31. My hubby & I installed a Garden Pond this sfternoon, that was a job. LOL. Not the pond it's self, but digging the hole & leveling it up . Who knew.... LOL... We're both ready for a snooze. I feel like I could sleep for a week.. Oh me, but back to work tomorrow for the 2 of us. Pray y'all had a great day and that the week is a pleasent one for all. .. ms. Wezee
Lots of luck to you and yers.

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6111: oops (thought) & (special singers) man I'm all nervous now when I post on here I miss up every time. sorry Ms. Wezee

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6112: (mess up). Just thought I'd help you out on that one Wezee.
-Sterling Holobyte

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6113: hello little new around here.

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6114: My name Nathan. I like to eat bugs
-The hobbit from the Eastfarthing

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6115: The closest I'll come to eating bugs is gummy worms.
-Sterling Holobyte

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6116: Well, ok, maybe a gnat or two while I'm out riding my bike in the country.
-Sterling H.

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6117: Hey Porch! I missed you all. The trip to Chicago was a bust! It was rainin' and cold and about 34 and we were at a semi-outdoor fleamarket. Hubby and I packed it in at 10:00 this morning instead of the expected 4:00 this afternoon. We had a good time together and lots of laughs though. Hey to Asa, Mavis, Salty, Romeena, Helen, Mrs. Wiley, Ms. Wezee, and everyone else I forgot. Hey to Sam Scott and Sterling Holobyte and Nathan! Salty, I loved the story about Stetson! And Hazel the fish story is a prize!! We had a goldfish layin' on the floor half dead once. Kids and I put him back in the bowl and he fell to the bottom. I told the kids we should pray for "Gordy" so we did. After a couple of hours he had got his bearings and came back to life. A regular fish resurrection! Taught the kids a little about the power of prayer! Have a great evening! Romeena, I'm jealous of you out plantin' begonias! Too cold here yet.
Charlotte Tucker

April 07, 2002 - Msg 6118: Hey Porch. Is it just me or do these weekend things fly along at a rapid pace?
Yipeee N.N. is back. We missed you girl. Hope things will calm down for you when you get all tucked in the new house. Good luck with the move.
Sorry yer weekend was a cool one Charlotte. Maybe you should advertise in one of them magazines, you know like J.B. from Detroit put his daughter through beauty school. Just a thought.
Hope everyone has a good Monday tomorrow and a good week. God bless.


April 07, 2002 - Msg 6119: "ITHINKIVEHEARDJUSTABOUTENOUGHABOUTDECORATINGPUPPIESTOLOOKLIKEEASTEREGGS!" Little Opie is doing real well. I think that he is handleing it better than I am. But Mamas always worry about it being one of theirs next time, while kids think, "That will never happen to me." Summer vacation is just around the corner and I must say that I am about ready for it. Hey to everybody on the porch.

"Awww Pa, cain't I just look at the Purty man."

Fun Girl

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6120: Morning Porch! It is Monday again. How does it always sneak up on us like that? Well I am off to work as usual. I left the coffee on and some doughnuts too. Hey FG glad little Opie is ok. See yall later--Salty Dog

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6121: Mornin porch. Thanks for the coffee Salty Dog and the doughnuts just hit the spot. Hope everybody has a great day. I'm off to have the wife's car cleaned up. (((((to all))))).

The Rock

"If honesty is the best policy, how come I'm out a cap pistol." (Opie)

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6122: Mornin' Salty Dog and Rock. Thanks for the coffee, Salty. Hope all you porchsters have a great day!
Charlotte Tucker

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6123: Fun Girl, it's good to hear from you. Glad Little Opie is doing okay. Kids are pretty resilient, and you're right, sometimes we parents aren't. Maybe we know or understand too much. Just keep on lovin' that little feller, and give him opoportunities to talk about it if he wants to. This has been a pretty rough thing for both of you, but spring is coming, and some days in the sunshine will make you feel much better. Love and prayers, --Romeena

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6124: Morning, porch.
- Hazel

...Listen, you find compelsion nuts all over!

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6125: Morning Porch. Now this is how you start a Monday, kicked back and relaxing. Took a day off today and ain't feeling bad about it for one second. Hope ya'll are having a good Monday.


P.S. I think I read the b&w eps start later this week on tv land.

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6126: Yippee! I'll take the color eps when that's all that's on, and I try not to compare or complain, but I'll be glad to see the b&w's start again, too. Asa, you enjoy this day off, and don't you dare feel bad about it. I'm having a pretty good Monday myself. After that powerful storm and unbelievable rain last night, I'm feeling very grateful. Had water within an inch of coming into my sunroom, but the rain stopped just in time. The sunroom is a converted patio, so it's lower than the rest of the house, and I've put in a flowerbed that has dammed the natural drainage. Not too bright, guess I'd better put a French drain in under that flowerbed, or maybe two. The bed is 66 feet long, crosses my property at the back from side fence to side fence. The water was up and over the edgers along that bed - guess that tells me something. Where's Mr. Wheeler when I need him??--Romeena

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6127: Funny you should mention that Romeena, French drains happen to be a specialty of mine. Well if I'm gonna start on that first thing in the morning I better get some shut-eye. Bye the way, you wouldn't have an onion I could borrow? I'm making me up a mess of stew and... (sniff) hey, is that fried chicken I smell? Well, never mind. Just give me my onion and I'll be on my way. Can I park my truck in your driveway? It ain't so bad. Just lie in the back and look at the stars.

Mr. Wheeler..aka Asa.

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6128: test

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6129: Romeena, I was about to say that Mr. Wheeler couldn't come because he was trimming the rose bushes but I guess I was wrong! Looks like he showed up just in time for a free meal!
Ya'll pray for me to get my brain in gear. My book deadline is fast approachin' and I have way yonder too many pages left to write!! Good night everybody!
Charlotte Tucker

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6130: My it's quiet on the porch today! Where is everyone?!! Busy like myself I suppose.

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6131: evening porch.. We got the garden pond done just in time, it has rained every since. The singing group at church last night was great. Thye are called the Sonshiners. Have a good night....Ms Wezee

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6132: oh no I give up.. ( they )... Ms Wezee

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6133: Night Ms Wezee maybe yer spellin finger is not on Daylight savings time yet & it will be back to normal in a few days. Music went great the other night, Asa you are going to HAVE to work on yer timing tho, you was a little late there a few times.

April 08, 2002 - Msg 6134: I'm sorry Mavis. I been busier than a cows tail in fly season, what with trimming Charlotte's roses and working on Romeena's French drain. The instructions are in French and I don't know how to read French. So I'll work harder on that timing Mavis, you bet I will. I'll make you proud of me. You won't be sorry you invited me along. You just wait and see.


April 08, 2002 - Msg 6135: Night porch, got the day off tomorrow and I am gonna sleep in. Rock can you fix the coffee tomorrow? I'd be much oblidged. See yall tomorrow--SD

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6136: Oh, no! I slept in! It's 5:00 a.m.!! Now, I aint got time to stand around and discuss trivial trivialities.
- Hazel

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6137: Mornin porch. Hazel I know the feeling. Our power went off last night and I'm running a little bit late myself.
Salty Dog, the coffee is on and also made some tea for Ms Wezee. Asa now howa are you going to play golf with all them chores. I tell you what, start them chores tomorrow. That's the best day to start anything, "tomorrow". Charlotte Tucker, have you finished your writings yet? (Snaps fingers and points) "Get to it". (((((to all))))).

The Rock

"Hurry up Op or you'll be late for school." (Andy)

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6138: Good morning porch. Hi Hazel. How are you?
Hey Salty, sorry about waking ya, but I gotta work on my timing. Mavis said so.
and a 1 2 3 CRASH 1 2 3 CRASH 1 2 3 CRASH 1 2 3 CRASH.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day. I may go fishing in Ms. Wezee pond later. So I may not get started on them drains today Romeena. But don't you worry, I'll get going on them later.
Mrs. Wiley, are you ok? Your being kind of quiet.


April 09, 2002 - Msg 6139: Morning Asa, Rock and Hazel! Rock, thanks for the coffee and the Get to it! I need some prodding from "The Rock!" Thanks! I gotta get with it right now. The younguns are hollering for breakfast. Maybe I can stop in for a break later.
Have a Mayberry Day!
Charlotte Tucker

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6140: Hey Rock, what's all that blank space after your post up there? Oh... I get it! Them are your amenities! Well, I can't see anything. Dog gone it, how do you expect us to learn how to walk into a room if we can't hear your amenities?
- Hazel

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6141: Thanks,Asa! I'll surely appreciate the help, whenever you can get to it. If you show up at the right time, there might just be a good supper waitin' for you, too. I've got some fresh okra, planning to make a good gumbo. Got some fresh snap beans, too, and some yams. I know where I can get some really nice pork chops, and I can fry 'em up like you wouldn't believe! My pan gravy is envied by my friends, and my sons said they'd put it on my tombstone - "Boy, could she make gravy!" Guess worse things could be said.
Well, gotta run. My own version of Mr. Wheeler is here, chipping out the old dark brown tile in my front entry, gonna put in some new, light and bright tile, and also tile my kitchen. Been wanting to do this for years, finally raked up the courage (and the $$). That should about finish my redecorating in this house.
Have a great day, friends!--Romeena

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6142: Howdy Porch! Asa, I'm keeping my head in the trenches - don't want it to get shot off! One of my co-workers came back from a 1-week vacation yesterday...and got fired! I had just alerted them that I will be out 6-8 weeks for surgery. Now, I don't expect my job to be here when I get back, just expect them to keep my Ins. going until I'm recovered (and not to fire me beforehand). Yep, that's the plan. Surgery, recovery, move to the big city. Yep. I decided I can't worry about what 'might' happen. Placing my trust in The Lord.

Thanks for worryin after me Asa, you're the CATS! Good coffee, Rock - much obliged!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "mmmMMM Good cracker!"

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6143: Hazel thanks for covering for me. To be truthful I don't know what all them blank spaces are for. That has never happened to me before. wonder what causes that. I did not see them when I posted it.

The Rock

"I will have to admitt that moutn work was a new one on me." (Andy)

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6144: Morning porch (yawn,stretch,groan) How is everyone? It is a very rainy day on my porch. But thats OK because I wasn't planning on doing anything today anyway. Asa, your banging didn't bther me none at all. Didn't even wake me up. Thank ya Rock for the coffee. Hope everyone has a good day. Later--SD

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6145: Ohh Mrs. Wiley, I sure am a praying for your situation dear. You be sure and let us know when you go in for surgery. And your placing your trust in the right place. God bless.
You musta been sleeping real hard if I didn't wake you up Salty, cause I was crashing real hard this am. Check yer pillow and see if it was wet. Thats how I know if I slept real good, by how much I drooled during the night. I bet yours was soaked.
Them fixins sounds real good Romeena. I'll be over after a bit and get started first thing in the morning. I gotta go teach Rock how to golf first. Later gang


April 09, 2002 - Msg 6146: Hey Romeena save me some of that gravy!! I love gravy & biscuits! Salty it's raining on my porch too, but we need it so I ain't gonna complain too much, besides good nap taking weather! Asa just see that you do work on that timing, don't want the mayor trying to keep us from going to state! Rock thanks for picking up the honey do list I left!

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6147: Afternoon porch. I have enjoyed my day off. Yes, Mavis, I did the nap taking thing. Asa, I sleep in a waterbed. Believe me if I EVER wake up and my pillow or anything else is the least bit wet I will be woke up in a hurry!! Off to fix supper. see yall later--SD

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6148: Charlotte, Hazel and Ro, you gals posted same time as me! Ro, do you ever pickle Okra? Had a friend that grew it and pickled it with homegrowed jalapinos. MmmMM! I never could do gravy. That says a heap wanting to make gravy your epitaph! :-) Hazel, you are a HOOT! you knew that Rock's blank space was amenninies. heehehehee

~ Mrs. Wiley

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6149: Howdy porch... Thank you Rock for the tea, I sure needed it today. Hello CT, Mavis, Mrs Wiley, Asa ,SD, and just everyone. Glad to hear the music went good Mavis & CT glad ur home ok. It's been a long time since I've been to Chicago. Just got home from work not to long ago, my Son from Fl. will be here tonight, can't wait to see him, he is my eldest. Think I'll go and have another cup of tea The Rock made, with a little honey in it and a splash of cream. I cooked swiss steak for my son. Good night porch, God Bless y'all.. Ms Wezee

Lots of luck to you and yers.

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6150: Say Mrs Wiley.. I grow and pickle okra with jalapinos & a tiny bit of a garlic clove in it MMMMmmmmmm. I also just slightly brown okra in a frying pan seal in a freezer box & all winter long I have freash,,, fried okra.. taste like it just came out of the garden.. Ms. Wezee... Miss Ellie how is carla?

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6151: Howdy, all! Ms. Wezee, whereabouts in FL does your son live? My eldest son lives in Mt. Dora - it's about 30 miles northwest of Orlando. Delightful little town.
Mrs. Wiley, I've never pickled any okra, though I love it, and will eat it with pleasure when anyone else makes it. I do make good gravy, though, learned when I was about 8 yrs old. Drop in some time, and I'll show you how! Actually, the secret is to start with good-flavored grease, like after frying pork chops, and don't be afraid to leave enough of it in the pan. If'n you're counting fat grams, you don't want my gravy! My cooking is a combination of my mother, my grandmother, and two favorite aunts. A hint here, a secret there, it all adds up to some stick-to-your-ribs meals! (Stick to your hips and thighs, too!)
Mavis, I've got just a dab of that gravy left, 'bout enough to cover a big biscuit, and I saved you one of them, too. Come on by. I'll leave the door unlocked. Sugarplum will let me know you're here.--Romeena

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6152: Hey, ya'll are making my mouth water. And I just decided yesterday that I've got to watch it! I've put on lots of weight this winter! The weather is nice here today. I'm ready for it. Maybe I can start getting some walking in. The hot tub exercises just aren't knockin' the pounds off! Everyone's food sounds wonderful. I've never had okra though. Funny how when I read this I'm thinkin' "southern dishes." We never have okra or yams or gumbo! We do eat the pork chops and gravy though. Lots of mashed potatoes too. Now, before someone starts scoldin' me, I ain't sayin' southern dishes ain't good dishes, I'm just sayin' I don't see much of 'em up here in the cold north country. I'll bet I'll keep the conversation goin' with those comments!
Hey to ya'll!
Charlotte Tucker

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6153: Hey, Charlotte Tucker! I'll bet you're right. Lots of us Southerners around here. I'm the worst kind - from South Texas!! Now, about the food - okra is one of those "divider" foods. You either love it or hate it. I love it. I even like it boiled, don't care if it IS slick and slimy! Just shake on some vinegar/pepper sauce and it's marvelous. Breaded and fried - yum! Chopped up and sauteed in a little butter with some onion, then add a can of diced tomatoes and a little sweet basil and let it all simmer - good gumbo! As for yams, that's just another word for sweet potato, sorta. Baked and buttered, or mashed with a little butter and brown sugar, maybe a bit of crushed pineapple tossed in - gooOOOOD tater! Took me several years to convert my Michigan-born hubby, but he learned to eat it all, even black-eyed peas. Started out callin' 'em cow feed! Hummph!
Now, that's the Southern part of me. The Texas part can make enchiladas, chili, wonderful frijoles, guacamole, tacos - whatever. I'm very versatile and not particular at all. I'll eat anything, even a New England boiled dinner. Not bad if you have some horseradish.
Now I'm hungry, and nothing in the house but frozen stuff. Sonic burger, anyone??--Romeena

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6154: I don't think I could live in the South. I'm kindof a picky eater. What's a sonic burger, Romeena?
- Hazel

Andy: What's wrong with frozen dinners? I like em!
Barney: No you don't.

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6155: Romeena can I move in with you?? you sure sound like my kinda cook!! CT have you been to the online Mayberry cookbook? you can find lots of good southern dishes there to try. Ms. Wezee wish I had knowed ya last year when my garden was coming in, couldn't find a good recipe for the pickled okra, so I gave lots of it away, my other half, altho a country boy all the way, doesn't share my love of okra & a woman can only eat so much on her own. Hate to see any food go to waste so I gave lots of it to Mamaw Jackson, who can't get out in a garden anymore. Hazel stay around us long enough & we could learn ya not to be too picky an eater. hehe One thing about us southerners we do love to eat!
Eatin' speaks louder than words