April 09, 2002 - Msg 6156: Here's the link to the Mayberry Cookbook hope I done that right been awhile since I done any HTML'in

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6157: dadburn it!

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6158: fixed? I'd trip over my own feet sometimes!
you beat ever'thang! you know that?!
(*mavis talkin to herself in that looking glass again)

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6159: that link does work tho. Might not be purty but it works! teehee
*Ma-"I'll hush now"-vis

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6160: A big Mayberry Hey! to Mavis.
Sp00ky Benson

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6161: Hey to Sp00ky!
Night to the Porch

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6162: Hazel, a Sonic burger is a hamburger made at the local Sonic drive-in. Sonics are all over Texas, don't know whether they're out of state or not. They make a pretty decent burger, reasonably priced and tasty if you ask for extra tomato and pickle!
Anyhow, you have my sympathy, you poor little thing. It must be terrible to be a picky eater, especially if you're a polite picky eater, which I'm sure you are. My daughter-in-law is that way, there's just a lot of things she won't eat, but she's too polite to say so, and often is observed with one or two little things on her plate, trying to make a meal. Not me, nossiree! Like I said, I'll eat 'most anything. Very convenient. If it doesn't fight back, I'll probably eat it. Any ethnic food, any style of cooking, whatever. I'll probably like it. Law, I even eat parsnips! And "spinash", if Opie will plant some for me.
My Sugarplum is the same way, just like her mommy. Eats anything I do, if I let her. She says hey, by the way. 'Nite, all!--Romeena

April 09, 2002 - Msg 6163: Hay Mayor,blue woters' cumin out uf the fountain down town, whats up with that?!!

There's some 'en fishie going on here...??


April 10, 2002 - Msg 6164: Who was the music group behind the Darling family(the boys), and where could you find their recordings? -Firespray

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6165: Morning porch,man oh man, yall got me hungry this morning.I love fried okra. Which is pronounced "oak-ry" where I come from! I love that stuff aint too crazy bout it boiled but I love it fried and pickled. And yall cant talk about southern foods and leave out pickled beans. Give me a fork and a jar and I'm happy. Hey to Firespray. the Darlings are actually the Dillards and have several recordings out. I found several of their CDs at a place called The Rhythm Section in Gatlinburg TN. I don't know where you are from but they had several. Some of the Cds were more of a bluesy type but they have bluegrass mostly. Well off to work. Coffee is on by the way. I just wish I had some of Ro's gravy and biscuits. See yall after work!--Salty Dog

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6166: Romeena, sometimes it is the pits being a picky eater. When I was growing up I had to come up with some bright ideas to hide the fact that I wasn't eating what they put on my plate. And the only thing pickled that I'll eat, is pickles. But not kerosene. Thanks for the coffee, Salty. Hey to Spooky!
- Hazel

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6167: Mornin porch. boy there seems to be alot of people up this morning. Thanks for the coffee Salty Dog Romeena we got Sonic Drive-Ins here in Tennessee. You right not bad food. Well I'm off to the post office to mail in my taxes. I had to pay Uncle Sam three times more this year than I made my first year of working. Oh well just glad to do my part. (((((to all))))).

The Rock

"My mother figure, nobody elses." (Ernest T. Bass)

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6168: Morning Porch. I just love it when the topic around here turns to food. Romeena went and put that sonic idea in my head, and I am like Dagwood Bumstead, once I get a thought in my head I gotta follow up on it, so that means sometime today you will probably find me pulled in to our local sonic place.
Hope everyone has a good day. Smile Rock, it could be worse.


April 10, 2002 - Msg 6169: Salmon Patties! To makes dem really really gud, before frying, coat the outside with "Shake~n~bake hot & spicy" crumbs. It is not that hot, just spicy enough to give it a tang! Hope all is well! Ya'll have a nice day!

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6170: boy ya'll, you sure do know how to make a body hungry! Salty we call it Ok-ree here too. I canned some of mine last year with some of my maters add it to my venison & talk about a good soup!! Rock sorry bout all them taxes you got to pay, that Uncle Sam is always wanting money ain't he? Ro your Plum is like my furkids, if they see me eat it, they eat it too, the Boston even eats green peppers & onions from our pizza, only thing she won't eat is mushrooms, but who can blame her? Off to the farm to check on a new foal!

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6171: Hey everybody! Congrats on the new one Mavis, and thanks for the link. Don't know what we would do without ya. :)
Romeena, my favorite drink in the world is a Cherry Limeade from Sonic! YUMM Asa, I've got biscuits and gravy on the brain now, thanks to Salty! :) May have to fix that for supper. YUMM
Hazel, that fish story was so hilarious! I could just see you doin' that.That would be my luck, who would look in the diaper bag for a fish? Makes me think of the crazy things I've done. I won't go into detail on those. ;)
Speaking of fish, Happy, I'm going to try that. Even though I don't like fish my 'men' do around here. Sounds like they would like that.
I'm with you Rock, first time we've ever owed Uncle Sam. :(
Fun Girl, good to hear from you. You all are still in my thoughts and prayers.
New Neighbor, good to hear from you too. I've been missin' you. Good day to everybody!--Helen

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6172: Well hey Helen, where you been hiding? You don't seem to post as often as you used to. And where is our beloved Homemaker and Fungirl at?
Good to see you Happy. We missed you. Them patties sound good.
Well off to Romeenas to LOOK at them french drains and get some of her vittles before sugarplumb eats them all. I'll start on then drains first thing tomorrow Romeena. Gotta plan it out in my mind first what I'm a gonna do there.
I might slip over to Helens for some biscuits and gravy later. Then its over to Salty's place for some apple pie alomode. Yep, thats the plan, Rommena's, Helen's, then Salty's.


April 10, 2002 - Msg 6173: Helen thanks for the congrats, wish I could say it was my foal, but I can't, he belongs to the vet I work for I have been helping her out some on her farm, keeping a check on the mare that hasn't delivered yet, this little guy was a surprise! (long story) but he is soooo cute, very pretty black & white paint, today was his first day out in the paddock & he was having a ball!

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6174: Asa ya sneaked in on me! I've got turkey breast & gravy here, homecanned green beans & corn if ya want to come get some to take home for yer midnight snack.

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6175: Mavis, why I can fit you in to my schedule, sure thing. Course I want to pay my way. Any little jobs I can do for you? I can fit you in right after Ro's french drains. They be taking me longer than I figured but sha's a good sport, and a great cook.


April 10, 2002 - Msg 6176: Hey folks,
I just wanted to ask any of you that would to please put in some new recipes over at Aunt Bee's Online Cookbook. We've not had very many new fixin's over there in a long time. Most of the recipes were entered WAY back in the 1990's. I'm looking forward to some good eatin'.

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6177: Ok Floyd I've added a couple of recipes in the general cat. & the baked goodies cat. hope everyone likes them.

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6178: Band practice is at 7pm sharp Asa at my house, please be on time! Hope you practiced between all that eating you been doing.

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6179: Juanita, could you let me talk to Asa ?
He's stuffing his face again. . .
Tell him I have been practicing the radio for band practice.


April 10, 2002 - Msg 6180: Hey Mavis...thanks for the new recipes! We needed some fresh ones. Hopefully some of the other good cooks will post a few of theirs to the cookbook. I've backuped all the files so hopefully we'll never loose 'em.

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6181: Whoooee! Mavis, those Cowboy Beans sure do sound good. Guess I'll have to dig out my crockpot. I added my recipe for quick Soft Tacos. Kind of a family recipe, one of those things that just sort of evolves. I was making this meal when I was about ten, would have it ready when my parents got home in the afternoon. Pretty good stuff!--Romeena

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6182: Hey everybody. I can't believe how much I missed just cuz I couldn't get on this morning.
Now I know why you was all talkin' too dern much! I knew I'd start something with that southern cookin' talk! Hazel, I'm with you--very picky. But I'm gettin' paybacks--my son is worse! Hey Rock, sorry about them taxes. But my dad always says "you wouldn't have to pay so much if you wasn't makin' so much!" Romeena, We've got Sonic cross the border in Iowa too. I never been there though. Sounds like I might need to visit it. Asa, I believe I've heard just about enough about Romeena's drains... tomorrow. Yea, the perfect day to start any job, Dave Brown! Ya'll have a good evenin'. Got sirloins broilin', lima beans, baked taters, and salad on. Maybe I can stop by later.
Charlotte Tucker

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6183: I guess I'm the only one who never heard of a sonic burger. I tell ya, Idaho is so far behind the times. I know what you mean about the taxes Rock. It's a shame. Good luck with the band, Mavis. I play the air guitar real good, you got a spot for me?
- Hazel
Barn: Look at the deductions! This tax! There's nothing left, for heaven's sake. Barney Sucker, that's who it ought to be made out to!
Andy: Oh Barney.
Barn: Yeah, that's me, Barney Sucker! It's open season on Barney Fife! C'mon everybody, let's all take a bite out of Barney Fife!
Andy: Now, c'mon!
Barn: Good ol' Barney Fife - he makes it, he's got it, let's take it!
Andy: Just simmer down. YOu know what they say, you can't take it with you.
Barn: Take it with me? They keep nibblin' at me like this, I'll be lucky to go myself!

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6184: You and me both on that eatin' thang, Romeena. I love that: "If it don't fight back, I'll probably eat it." I love Sonic, too! I always get one of their lime/grape slushes. Remember Whopper Burger here in Texas? Hoo boy, now that was good eatin'. Btw, Romeena, I told my mom about Sugarplum and the bluing. Thought she'd bust a gusset.
Hazel, since when do you live in Idaho? Did y'all move? Last I heard you was in California!
Boy, just had to laff about Howard's party on TV Land tonight. Poor Howard. Tell ya what, though, that Emmett can sure cut a rug!
Hope all are well and fine. Off to read some of them recipes now. :-)

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6185: Good evening. . .sneaking onlone while the boys are in the tub. We got Sonics in the Hoosier state too. . .yum! Only 31 school days left (that doesn't count weekends you know) and still no contract for this school year. We are picketing the school board meeting tomorrow night (hubby, kids, teachers, other union members like SteelWorkers are coming). One reporter who has been covering the school board meetings didn't know we had worked all year with no contract. So things have been busy around here - it seems like yesterday I was telling you all about potty patrol.

I want you to know that I have missed all the wonderful chatter. I hope to be chatting more with you soon.

Take care and God Bless. . .


April 10, 2002 - Msg 6186: Night Op; night Paw; night Aunt Bee; goodnight Opie; night Aunt Bee; night Andy. Night
Barn.....Barn..An whatta get?..HEARTACHES!!!

Night Mayberrians; don't forget to say your prayers Op.
It's almost 10pm. I think I'll hit the easy chair, kick back 'n relax, turn on Andy, then go to bed. Yep, easy chair, lay back n' watch Andy, then hit the hay. That's the plan.


April 10, 2002 - Msg 6187: Hey, Dež! I haven't tried the lime/grape slush, but I expect I will. And yes, indeedy, I remember the Whopperburgers. Well-named, those burgers. Took both hands to hold 'em. Helen, I like the cherry limeade, too. And how about those peach flurries last summer? MMMmmmMMMM! Wow, I didn't realize that Sonics were just about all over the world! Now, eat your hearts out, folks. I have one just one block from my house! (heehee)
Howard's party? Did you ever see anything so pitiful? Poor guy, he was trying so hard. I guess once a nerd, always a nerd, but nerds can be nice, too.

Here's a few questions that have been botherin' me. 1. On the Taylor's front porch, where were the steps located, on the end by the driveway, or along the front? 2. In the kitchen, where was the back door located? Did it open onto the driveway or the back yard? 3. In the jail, how did the front cell happen to have a window when there apparently was no alley along the side of the building, just in the back? 4. This one we've chased before - what was behind that door next to the front cell, where did it lead, and how did it finally disappear?

Well, here comes TAGS, so guess I'll watch. G'nite, friends!--Romeena

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6188: Howdy porch
Sonic drive-ins. are in Ind. Ky & ILL. also.
My Son lives in the northern tip. Jacksonville, Fl. He had a pretty good Birthday today, he is 32 now. He thinks he is old...LOL.. Hello to everyone on the porch. 31 says hay to all... Ms Wezee

April 10, 2002 - Msg 6189: Evening porch, off to bed but I did post a few recipes. No Asa, before you ask I did not add my Yaco recipe. That is a secret. Now we do have sonics around here too but I have never tried them. Now I am gonna have to. Since we were speaking of southern foods earlier, does anyone else eat ramps? They are in right now. Very strong smell and taste. More people dont like them than do. But I was just wondering. They are good in meat loaf and scrambled eggs too. Oh well yall have a good night and I'll see yall in the morning. --SD
P.S.- Mavis, my furkids will eat everything except for pickles.

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6190: We have a Sonic about an hour away from here.
We had one in my home city but they closed up.
I love Sonic, especially the Chocolate Shakes.
Hot dogs ain't bad neither. Anybody have a Cookout,
oh, they have really good food. Hot dogs, hamburgers and
such. Good milk shakes there too. Does it sound like a pattern
here ?

I like my Okra fried only.

Well, I'm going back to bed. My furkids got me up to eat a little after 3am.
Thought I'd jump on here and catch up until they settled back down.

Have a good day.

Miss Ellie

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6191: Mornin porch. Coffee and tea are ready. Salty I love the ramps. Ichop the up, mixum with hamburger them fry them. Taste good but they will stay with you for a couple of days. My wife and kids hate it when I get a mess of ramps. Mavis I'd love to join your band BUT I spent six years on the piano and clarainet and about $5,000 of my parents money to learn that I'm tone deaf. Charlotte Tucker that's my kind of meal. I'm a steak and tater man. Romeena , the steps to the porch were on the front and side but it seemed like they were real close together. The Kitchen door led to the back yard. Opie tied Blackie up to the rail. Homemaker hang in there. It will be summer time soon. Ya'll stick to your guns. I can't imagine working without a contract. ((((( Asa, Happy, Helen, Hazel, DES, Dooley, Ms. Ellie, and Ms Wezee))))).

The Rock

"Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their neighbor." (Barney)

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6192: Hey Porch. Don't know what a ramp is but after Rocks talkig about it, it don't sound like something I need to try.
I can't wait to get started on them french drains Romeena, so I'll be over for some breakfast first thing and then I'll begin. Well I need to go to the lumber yard first and get some material. But don't fret none. I'll be back in time for lunch. Then I'll get started. So what are we having for breakfast? Good questions btw. I have wondered about the back door myself. From the inside it would seem to open up onto the side of the house. Especially after they moved it in the later episodes and yet it seemed to come out in the same spot on the outside. And the window in the cell looks to me like it ought to be looking right into the barber shop. Oh well, maybe it's just as well that we don't know.
Thanks for checking in Homemaker. I was frettin over ya. Hope things work out for ya.
Howdy to everyone else here on the porch. If I get to mentioning names I'll overlook someone and I don't want to git no one mad at me. My brain is all tied up in knots over Romeena's drains anyhow.
Band practice was fun Mavis. I hope your hearing came back after that little incident. Sorry.
Hope ya'll have a great day. And eat something good for me.


April 11, 2002 - Msg 6193: Thought I'd drop by the porch'n say good mornin'.
"cokka-doddle dooo"


April 11, 2002 - Msg 6194: Morning porch, how is everyone? Romeena, you got my brain a working now. But I seem to remember in the ep when Otis spiked the crock Andy helping Barney up the side stairs there in the driveway because he gets to the top step and falls backward and Andy catches him. But I am gonna watch my tapes roday and find out for sure. Asa, you would love ramps just love em. If you dont mind the smell for a couple days. Hey Rock, dont know if you are a hunter or not but ramps are good in tenderloin too. Well yall have a good day. got the day off and was gonna wash my car but it is cloudy already. Kinda strange too Asa mentions some incident with Mavis' hearing and now she hasn't posted. I wonder..... Oh well see yall later--SD

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6195: Hay, folks all this talk about food just got me a thinkin about Crackerbarrel. Does anybody like Crackerbarrel? Whenever we head out on a trip, I just can't drive by one without stopin' in for an Uncle Hershel. Eggs just rite, thick sliced bacon, tatercaserrol, GRITS, SAWMILL gravy, biscuits, blackberry jam. and robust, full-bodied flavered coffee. The rustic atmosphere with just a hint of woodburnin smell from a roarin' fire in the large cookin fireplace. Sometimes when I stop for lunch its blackeyed peas, greens n' cornbread. I almost make myself sick on their cornbread. Supper? well that another story. guess I'm runnin on.

meat loaf plate today at the diner $1.25. Goober says use lots of ketchup.
Gotta invite from Leon for lunch tomorrow. Milk, Tex Foley's Cowboy Soup, Leon's Thankless Peanut Butter N' Jelly Sanwich and an Apple.

Now don't that just make ya wanna smack yo lips?

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6196: Dooley, I Love Crackerbarrel! Great coffee, and they serve turkey sausage too! Twangs my buds. I really enjoyed seeing the Link to the recipies Floyd, thanks for posting it. May try Leon's BBQ Ribs soon. See, I have not eaten beef/pork in almost 10 years. But lately have gotten a hankering for something meatier. Tried a Burger a few months ago (made me break out in spots). Tried some lamb at Easter and that seemed to stay with me OK. My Dad used to make "bronto-ribs", those big beef ribs mm-mm-good! Asa, how did your golf game go with Rock? Glad sweet springtime is greeting thee with song! Salty - what the heck is a ramp? Is this some sort of joke-food? Hazel, thanks for posting that exchange between Barn & Ang - that's how I feel at taxtime too

"Yeah, that's me, Anne Sucker! It's open season on Mrs. Wiley! C'mon everybody, let's all take a bite out of Mrs. Wiley!"
~ Mrs. Wiley

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6197: Good morning, all! Ramps??? What is a ramp? Just a guess - is it some sort of mushroom?
Now, about that kitchen door. In the early eps it opened out the side of the kitchen, and onto the driveway. Remember when Opie had Blackie (who was a little on the invisible side) tied up out there and fooled Barney? They were on the driveway, not the back yard. However, later on that door moved around to the back wall of the kitchen and opened into the back yard. Which brings up another question - where was the big back porch that the freezer was on, in the story where Andy kept telling Aunt Bee to just "call the man".
The steps were indeed on the end of the porch in the ep where Andy was trying to help Barney into the house to sober him up for the governor's visit, and in that and several others, I'm not sure there were any along the front. Later, though, like in "What's Your Hurry?" there were steps in the front. They were there in "Opie the Birdman" as well. I think the steps moved along the front edge, though, sometimes down by the front door, and other times a little further over toward the driveway. Those steps got around!
With TVLand about to start the series over, I'm gonna keep a notepad by my chair, and write the locations of things down, sort of track it for a while. Nothing earthshaking, but interesting.
Have a great day, folks!--Romeena

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6198: For all you folks that don't live close enough to attend the "Ramp Festival" they have every year in Tennessee, a ramp is kind of like a green onion(hope ya'll know what a green onion is) only with a bit more twang to it.

The Rock

"Them perily onions twang my buds." (Brisco Darling)

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6199: Oooooh, Rock! You know, I kinda thought ramps might be a kind of onion, but guessed mushroom instead. They sound wonderful, and I'll bet I'd love 'em. I like any kind of onions, and especially the little green ones, shallots, scallions, all that sort of thing. I'm sure I'd love ramps. Wish I could get them in Texas, but I've never seen them here. I'll bet they'd twang my buds, too!--Romeena

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6200: If a ramp is like an onion then I'm all for it. That was a good breakfast Romeena. Sorry I was gone so long after material. Anyway I'm on my way over for lunch, then we will sit down and discuss what it is you want with these drains. Then I'll have a good idea and be ready to start first thing in the morning, after breakfast of course.


April 11, 2002 - Msg 6201: Hey Asa, you left out Supper. You stain' fer supper at Romeena's ain't ya? ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6202: Hi Friends, to little time to read now, but watch out for the Okra, they have been known to grow to 4 feet and to be very agressive! My brother got bit by one a few weeks ago and needed stiches!
Take care!

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6203: My Grandmother used to say, "Stay out of the Okry now, it'll make you itch and sting". She was talking about Grandpa's garden. I loved to go eat cucumbers and watermelon right there in the garden. We (the kids) would just bust us a watermelon and dig in! You reminded me of that Happy. Thanks.--Helen

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6204: Hey all, thanky Rock for clarifying the ramp thing. You beat me to it. A ramp is about the same size as a small onion. You have to dig them. We usually go ramp diggin a few times this time of year. Chop them up and add to eggs or meatloaf or taters or whatever. Good eating. Dooley I love Crackerbarrell too. Those sourdough croutons they put in the salads are out of this world. Well off to cook supper and hopefully go fishing too. See yall later--SD
Oh one more note on the ramps...My cousin came from the hospital 2 weeks ago and the first thing he wanted was mashed taters and ramps! Guess it's just a way of life around here!

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6205: Mercy me! I can't believe I've lived all these years and never heard of a ramp, other than the kind you launch a boat from. Sure wish I knew where to find some - I'd go dig 'em up! Asa, I can't thank you enough for helping me with those french drains. I'll keep the food a-coming, if you'll do the digging!
Speaking of Cracker Barrel, yep, we have those here in Texas, and they're a dandy place to eat. Greens and cornbread - the best!! ('Cept mine, of course.) Helen, your grandma was right. Okra will make you itch something fierce, and happy is right, too. If you don't keep it picked, it'll get big enough to whip you and your whole family. Don't know about the biting, I've never been bitten, but I wouldn't doubt it.
Well, gotta work tonight, guess I'll try to snag a little nap. Have a good evening, everyone!--Romeena

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6206: Hey to all! Quite a conversation ya'll got goin' on here about ramps and such! Never heard of a ramp! But then I'm just a midwest farmer's daughter. No ramps around here. But... ya'll talkin' about mushrooms makes me think about mushroom season here. We hunt for the morel mushrooms. The big yellow ones and the little gray ones. Dip 'em in egg and roll 'em in crackers. Mmmmm! Good eatin'. But I cain't eat too many cuz they're very rich. Can't stay and sit a spell. What's my hurry? Well, I got books to write and type. Be back when I can. Good to see ya'll Asa, Helen, Romeena, Hazel, Rock, Salty, Mavis,Happy, Mrs. Wiley, Miss Ellie, and Dooley.
Charlotte Tucker

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6207: Well CT, if you find more than you can consume, just ship 'em to Illinois...
I love my mushrooms concealed in butter and cracker crumbs....they sure are good to eat..
fortunately, everything I eat goes to muscle...that's the mark of us Bulkheads...

"Gluttons, gluttons, glut-TONS.."

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6208: Mushrooms, that got me thinking bout the old days, going to see the Greatful Dead, singing along and floating with Jerry......Those were the simpler days! we concealed the mushrooms, but not in butter! (Grin) ;o)

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6209: Evening porch off to bed. Had all day off today but gotta go back to work tomorrow. Wont get another day off till Tuesday. Oh well I guess thats the way it goes. Didn't get to go fishing either. Well yall have a good un and I 'll see you in the morning. Nite Porch--Salty D

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6210: Hi All. will it was a good wrame day i work out door cleaning up from last year miss that i forgit to do.
Miss Ellie your photo may me think of thing i wound like to see so day.
maybe you all can send me some photo from wair you all kive.
he wings of butterflies seemed brighter,
the sun shed a rosier glow,
and the sunbeams seemed to dance faster, as the breezes softly did blow;
the grass seemed a little bit greener,
every flower with more color glowed
the day Jesus entered my heart
and his love into my heart flowed.
the birds flew a little bit higher,
sang their joyous symphony and all of God's lovdly creations opened up for my eyes to see.
the beauty i never had noticed,
i viewed now with such wondrous awe.
in the sea, the trees and the mountains,
God's power and great love i saw.
my heart was so filled with joy as
my spirit within seemed to soar,
with all nature my heart seemed to cry out,
he is worthy to be adored!

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6211: Ok, ya'll, for those of you that have never heard of ramps Ramp Festival Hope that worked this time.

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6212: Whatayaknow, it did! I have a prayer request of ya'll if I could, one of the girls I work with lost just about everything she had in a house fire today, could ya'll please remember her? Both the kids (12 & 9) & all her critters are accounted for but she has very little left. I have been with her all evening & she is really tore up. Please remember them. thanks ya'll

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6213: Ya slipped in on me there Tom hey to you friend! Thanks for the poem, you always do uplift the spirit around here! Yer the cats!

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6214: I never heard of ramps either. I need to start getting out more. I'm going to check *Mavis's ramp link, though.
I never could figure out those doors and winders either. I think the front porch had front steps AND side steps, but as it was pointed out, the kitchen door looks like it ought to open on the driveway side of the house, yet in the freezer episode it was out back on a porch. The courthouse seemed attached to all the other buildings, yet when Ben Weaver was peeking in on everyone singing Christmas songs the winder opened to an alley. Go figger.
I have a Sonic 3 minutes from my house in one direction, and about 5-6 minutes in the other. Call me lucky.
One more thing before I hit the ironing board - Romeena, what's a peach flurry? Is that like ha ha?

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6215: Well, it ain't teal, but it's sure enough bold!

April 11, 2002 - Msg 6216: Hey I just got to thinking too. That bucket came in handy. In the ep about Mr.Mcbeevee when Opie and Andy were outside with his imaginary horse there were just steps where'd the back porch come from?--SD

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6217: Hello porch
I've had another busy day, my Son & I are having a wonderful Visit.... Ramps? First I ever heard of them. Sounds good I love onions & garlic.. LOL
hAVE a good night sleep, it's off to adventure sleeping for me..... Ms Wezee

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6218: Hey to the porch! Let me put my two cents worth in here. First of all let me say-- IVEHEARDJUSTABOUTENOUGHABOUTTHISHEREBUDTWANGING.
Next, we have a place here in our little town called Charlie's. Its just a little hole in the wall and out front there is a big gorilla with an apron and chef's hat. The make a mean tenderloin sandwich. Huge and good enough to rival the Snappy Lunch. Has anyone been to the Snappy Lunch in Mt Airy?
We love Cracker Barrell around here. I am hooked on the hashbrown casserole. My late Aunt Dovie, the first time she went there, ordered and when they brought out her food, her comment was,
"Lord, ya'll know how to feed a body!" Rest her soul, she was good people. Would have made a good match for Briscoe Darling. SHE wouldn't have been afraid to cross the Robert E Lee natural bridge after dark. We have Sonic's here but I haven't been in a month of Sundays. Any one like Mrs Winners Chicken and Biscuits? Best biscuits this side of Nanny Ma's. (Can you tell I am originally from Georgia with all my country sounding kin folk?) I love Okra just about any way you can cook it. Especially pickeled. Cracker Barrell has some mighty good fried okra too. YUM. My belly is a rumbling just thinking about it.
Homemaker-We have found a private school in the area for Little Opie. There will be only twelve in his class next year and the school scored in the 96th percentile in the ISTEP test. I don't know enough about standardized tests to be able to say if I hold stock in them, but the 12 students to one teacher ratio looks pretty good to me, and may be one reason for their fantastic scoring.

And speaking of Little Opie, thanks to all for your prayers and to the good Lord for helping my boy handle the death of his friend with such courage.
Fun Girl

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6219: I have noticed how much "faith"-- not to mention the "inspirational" songs on the Andy Griffith Show, really seem to be lacking on today's television. Tom- "your poem was so purty, it 'bout made me cry". -Firespray

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6220: Morning everybody. Have a good day!
- Hazel

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6221: Last one up has to warsh the dishes. . .gravy, sausage, eggs, and biscuits are awaitin'. . .Coffee and tea some o.j. are available. . .after a good nite of protesting, a big hearty breakfast sounded good.
Have a great Friday!


April 12, 2002 - Msg 6222: Mmornin porch. Homemaker thanks for the breakfast. It just hit the spot.Hey Salty Dog don't you feel kind of special. Of all the people sittin' here on the porch we was the only two that knew what a ramp was. That totaly amazed me. Mavis thanks for the link about ramps. Your education was worth every penny. This is the most [eople I seen on the porch this time of morning. Think I'll hurry up and grab chair before they all taken. (((((to all))))).

The Rock

"We goin'to check out your Id and your ego. And while we're in there we'll look at that super ego." (Barney to Otis)

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6223: Wow, this old porch is humming this morning. This is great. Seems like we hold at least one thing in common, food. Eatin speaks louder than words.
Prayers for your friends Mavis. That would be awful to lose everything like that.
Thanks for the thoughts Tom. Glad your back with us. Good to hear from you Fungirl. Glad your young-un is doing better.
Now we know why you call youself Happy, Happy.
Breakfast sounds good Homemaker, I'm on my way. Guess them drains can wait till later Romeena. I gotta sample Homemakers food.
Good to hear from Jelsic and Des and Firespray and Hazel and Salty Yog and Ms. Wezee and Charlotte Tucker. whew Hope I got everyone.
You ready for some golf Rock? Lets go sneak a round in later.


April 12, 2002 - Msg 6224: You should protest more often, Homemaker, if it means you cook breakfast like that every day. Thanks for the coffee. Rock, I didn't know what a ramp was, but I did know what a green onion was. I'm not that nave.
- Hazel

We Will Not Sing!

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6225: This is amazing! It's 7:15 here and the porch has already had 8 posts ahead of me. What's gotten into everybody? Daylight savings time? I knew I'd get something goin' when I made that comment about southern dishes a couple days ago.Ya'll are still talkin' about food! Good to see ya, Tom. Thanks for the perty poem. I just love your poems. I was thinkin' the exact thoughts you was Asa--now we know why Happy is so happy! Jelsik, I AM in Illinois. Whereabouts are you? I am along the Iowa border. Don't know if anyone has been findin' any morels yet. I think Ms Wezee is in Illinois too. Hey to Fun Girl and homemaker, Asa, Rock, Mavis, Hazel, Dež, and Salty Dog. Everybody have a good one now. Looks a little cloudy and rainy here.
Charlotte Tucker

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6226: Balmy and light... (softer) Balm... (softer) Balmy and ... (softer yet) Balmy and light

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6227: Good Morning Dear Porch friends! Can I set on the edge of the porch? Mighty busy here this Friday am! Happy, looks like you and me are "kin" of a sort ;-) We are everywhere - even in Mayberry! Glad you survived too. TOM, glad you posted! Don't work too hard outside. Thanks for the Ramp Link Mavis, I'll check it out. FG, I'm a GA girl, too, I LOVE Mrs. Winners Yum Yum! The cinimon buns are realy good - they still have those? Glad lil' Opie is doing well - he's a brave boy. Hey to Hazel, Asa, Jelsik, Rock, CT, Homemaker, SD, Ms. Weezie, 31, well... just everyone!

Headin to the big city tomorrow to visit Mom & Dad, see y'all when I git home on Sabbath!
~ Mrs. Wiley
" (CLINK) Oh, uh.. that's shaving lotion. I always pack alot of shaving lotion when I go on a trip."

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6228: "Little old ladies ought'nt never to clink."

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6229: Morning porch, Wow I guess I am the late one this morning. Must be spring fever goin on around here. Well Rock I guess we can't expect everyone to know about such fine delicacies as ramps. Hope everyone has a good Friday and a good weekend too. You guys are the best!! See yall after work--Salty D

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6230: I hope I'm not the last one up. I don't won't to do dishes. Mornin' everybody. I did sleep late this a.m. I took the little pup out and went back to sleep! I got up and had 20 min. to get the boy up and leave for piano lessons. This is an important one. He's competing tomorrow. Keep ya'lls fingers crossed. My hubby took him to his lessons. He can get ready a lot faster than I can. Wonder what causes that? He is a treashah!Everybody have a good un!--Helen

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6231: Mornin Porch
I just have 1 client today and that is at 12:30. It is 9:30 am .. now here in southern Illinois. Not much going on . The birds sounds beautiful today. I put a lil more around my pond, it is begining to look real nice. LOL. Have a safe trip Mrs. Wiley, catch ya when you get home, say hey to the Folks for me. Hey Rock, SD, CT, Asa, Homemaker, Helen , Miss Ellie where you at? Romeena, Hazel, Jelisk, Fun Girl, Mavis, Tom, Dooley, Happy and to everyone else. Have a great day in the Lord and may His Sonshine on you.... My Son will be going back Monday, the days are just going to fast, so far I've had to work every day he has been here. :( .... Ms Wezee
This ole cage looks so empty, but don't the trees sonud full today..

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6232: Gud Morn'in Friends! The Carolina Coast is blessed today! We had a nice rain this morn'in and the Sun now out in the Caroling blue sky. I got a question, I got a birthday coming up and was wunder'in, just how many times can you turn 39?

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6233: as often as one wishes.LOL

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6234: anybody having trouble postin, couldn't post lastnite? Wonder what causes that?

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6235: ramp3 1 a kind of wild onion of eastern North (nawth) America, related to the ramson, and having a strongly-flavored edible root; wild leek: Mountain folk traditionally gather ramps for festive occasions in late April.

I forget who led this conversation about ramps; anyhue I've been gard'n for years- never heard tell of ramps. Raised on a farm too.
Hestrys my subjik thats what my hestry teacher always said, that I noed my hestry.

Ww...www..we th. we tth..we the p.#@+@ pe people we the people
ejukaisons importatnt to
Dooley, yo friend on the porch.

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6236: Hay porch, Charlotte, DeS, Franky, Fungirl, Homemaker, Hazel, Helen JenniB, Mavis, New Neighbor, Romeena, SD, Asa, Rock, Sam, Mrs,Wiley(how doyou do) I kno I misst somebody, sorrefidid.
I finally made it to mayberry days two years ago with my son who lives near Charlotte. We had (north carolina that is) the time of our lives. We just got lost in Mayberrism. Even though the town does not look like the TV Mayberry, the atmosphere was present. If any one has made it to MT. Airy, for Mayberry Days you've got a story. David Browning's funny, acts just like Barney. Allan portrays Floyd just about perfect. He's hard to imitate. I'm planning to be there hopefully all three days of Sept. 26, 27, & 28th.and take it all in. Fun Girl, those "Pork chop sandwiches" are the best! There at least 2-3 pound s.w. In case ya'll haven't been able to get there yet, Snapply Lunch hours are m-t-w-f 5:45am 1:45pm; thur.& Sat. 5:45am-1:15pm (2001 schedule). I plan to make up a "Dooley" name tag so if any of ya'll make it this year, I'd sure love to meet you! We'll grab a park bench'n share a couple of stories, head over to Floyd's 2 chair-No Waiting barer shoppe get pretty Donna to snap a picture of us an posted on the wall. I guess theres thousands of Mayberrian photos there.
"tHis pOst portected BY 'FIFE' SeCURITy.
Dooley, justa porchin'

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6237: I think Salty got us on this ramp-age. Bless her heart. How is everyones Friday?
Romeena, I still need to figgure out what to do on them drains, so we can discuss it tonight over a nice home cooked dinner. OK?
Poor Mavis, we ain't heard from her since the little incident at band practice. She was smiling when I left. Hope her hearing returns.


April 12, 2002 - Msg 6238: Hey Dooley, we must have posted the same time. Wish I could attend that thing. One of these years I will.


April 12, 2002 - Msg 6239: Yeah yeah yeah blame it all on Salty. Shes always the guilty one! I just thought yall might need some "gracious livin" once and a while and what do I get??? Heartache!!! Just heard of a new ramp recipe at work today. Guy was telling me to put em in chilli and smother it on a hot dog. Gotta try that one!! Well I am gonna see if I can find another food to get yall going! hee hee later--Salty,the guilty one, Dog

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6240: Well ya'll did a fine job of cleanin up after yurself, ceptin' Asa - we gotta teach the boy how to use a napkin and not the table cloth. Messy, messy, messy

We made the late news in Cincy on two stations and the morning news too. . .and several papers were there to cover us. We just want a little pay raise and decent insurance and some respect - one board member and a former teacher said it would be over her dead body if we got a raise. Her husband is also president of Comair and they were on strike forever with their pilots. Oh well -

We may head to KY tomorrow for the day and do soe visitating! Have a good weekend if you don't see me on the porch. I decided I want to play the tuba in the band, has anyone taken that instrument yet?


April 12, 2002 - Msg 6241: Andy plays tuba, don't he? ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6242: Can I least be back up tuba?

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6243: If you get you a uniform Homemaker. You know you can't play without a uniform.
Hey Floyd, Question? I am planning a trip to Souther California next week and I would love to try and locate the fishing hole where the opening was filmed. I hear it is still intact. Do you know if that is true, and if so do you have any directions on how to get to it? Appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks...Asa

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6244: Howdy, all! Goodness, everyone's talkative today. I love it, don't you?
One more comment on the subject of the back/side porch. The freezer was on a big back porch, with a railing and all. But in the ep where Opie and his friend broke Aunt Bee's prize rose, the back porch was little more than a stoop and some steps, same as it was when it was on the side by the driveway. Also, those front porch steps did sort of slide left to right and back, I'm just sure they did. And I'm not absolutely sure that there were always steps at the end of the porch, though we know they were there part of the time. Curious, curious, curious!
Sure wish I could find some ramps, they sound wonderful! Diced into chili, added to salsa, maybe even wrapped in foil and baked, to be used like you'd use horseradish on roast beef. You rampers - am I anywhere near the mark with these ideas?
Well, off to my ramp-less dinner, dadburn it. Have a great weekend, folks!--Romeena

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6245: Me again. Asa, don't fret none about those drains, we can do 'em anytime. Not likely to have that much rain again any time soon. Also, if I make Sugarplum a uniform, can she be in the band? She plays the squeak-toy very well, and is quite versatile. She can play the rubber newspaper, bone, hedgehog and ball, but her best instrument is the rubber hamburger. She doesn't read music, but has a good ear.--Romeena

April 12, 2002 - Msg 6246: Evening porch, off to bed. Gotta get back to work tomorrow. I will do the coffee thing in the morning. Rock, you sleep in buddy. I'll handle it. Romeena, if I thought they would make it, I'd mail ya some ramps. If you don't mind the smell for a few days they are good eating. Asa, please keep it down to a minimum in the morning. Some of these people might get to sleep in. See yall in the morning!--SD

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6247: Morning porch! Everybody being quiet around here? Off to work, coffe and tea is on. Looks like a rainy day here. Hey Mavis. hows your friend? Yall should have seen Asa this morning.. I was sneaking past his chair to get some more coffee, and he was sound asleep with his cymbals still in his hands. He sure wants to be in the band. I was real qiuet so I wouldn't wake him. See yall after work--Salty D

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6248: Hey Salty, don't work to hard today. Ta'll been working to much lately. Better slow down and smell the roses.
Romeena, you are way to kind hearted. Here I am, stringing you along with them drains, and you just keep on feeding me gladly. What a sweet soul you are.
Hope you are doing ok Mrs. Wiley. Your being kinda quiet. Hang in there.
Well, I have an early morning tee time so I am off to play for a spell. Hope you all have a great day. Later gang



April 13, 2002 - Msg 6249: Hey Salty, looks like we're the only ones up this mornin'. Thanks for the tea, and have a good day at work. I don't mind waking Asa, here goes, WE GREET THE SWEET SPRINGTIME, WE GREET THEE IN SOOOONG. Just had to do that Asa. After all of those Mule songs early in the a.m.'s. Romeena, Sugarplum would be perfect and oh so sweet in the band. Busy Saturday planned. Keep my nieces, Bicycle Rodeo, piano compit*tion, and Gaither Homecoming concert tonight. Yep that's the plan.Ya'll have a good weekend, ya hear.--Helen

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6250: Mornin Porch:
Thanks for the tea Salty, have a good day at work. It rained all night here in Southern Illinois. But! I know we need the rain. Did anyone get a chance to check out my Okra creole recipe, it is goooood. ya'll have a nice day today. Chat later. Ms Wezee