April 13, 2002 - Msg 6251: Mavis, we missed Columbia Mule Days this year. . .too much going on. My husband went through withdrawals. Helen, can you sneak me into the concert tonite. I just love the Gaither Homecoming tapes. Asa, hope the golf ball goes right in the hole for you today. Sugarplum, you would look dandy in a uniform! It's rainy here and the husband is ill. So - I'm off to get some stuff done.


April 13, 2002 - Msg 6252: Morning Porch! Sorry I haven't posted, between trying to help Jo at work & a sick headache all day yesterday, I was in the bed most of the evening. Rock I knew what ramps were, that's how I had that link for the festival. I love the things! I'm off to do some running & make sure I have my pills in case the headache starts again, we got an audition tonight & I need to be up for it. Ya'll behave yerself! & Asa don't be late we are meeting here at my house at 5:00 to go over some songs.

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6253: Thank you, Helen. If no one objects, then, I'll get started on Sugarplum's uniform right away. The hat's gonna be a big difficult, but I think I can figure it out. Maybe I can cut the end off a paper towel roll to serve as the frame, and just cover it with plastic. Her head's not very big, you know.
Asa, thanks for the kind words. I have faith in you, I know you'll get my drains done. Meantime, I'll keep the food coming, don't want you to lose your strength. Supper tonight will be pounded steak a la Morelli, (I pound them right here on the premises) and mashed taters and gravy, fresh snap beans and strawberry shortcake. Don't be late now, and be sure to wash up before you come in.
Ms. Wezee, your pond sounds lovely. Have you put any hostas around it? They're so pretty, and my "hardiness zone" map tells me you're in Zone 5, and hostas can be planted as far north as Zone 3, so they should do fine. There are many varieties, all beautiful, and they come back every year, so long as you keep the slugs off of them. I believe Aunt Bee grows them, though that could be just a rumor.
Have a lovely weekend, friends. Asa, I'll see you at supper tonight.--Romeena

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6254: Whooooosh! I always seem to get caught in the sweep. Wonder what causes that? Oh, make that "a bit difficult" in 6253. Drat!
Asa, you go right on to that meeting at Mavis's. I'll keep supper warm, or maybe I'll just start it a bit later.--Romeena

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6255: Hey porch
was just checking back, yes Romeena I have all kinds of hostas through out my flower bed & I have put some around the pond, I do like those plants that come back every year. seeing ur keepin supper warm, may I drop by also? LOL.. Ms Wezee

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6256: Hey to all my Porch friends. I haven't seen y'all in a month of Sundays! Hope everyone is doing well. I really haven't had a chance to catch up. Sorry about your headache Mavis. I have a friend that gets migraines and they are not fun.

Got time to breathe. Got time for the Porch. Well folks I've barely had time to breathe lately. I'll try to catch up later. Mr. Tilley is working 16 hrs. today.

Red Faced Cousin Tilley

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6257: Don't you get it Andy? Weaver is robbing his own store.

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6258: Boy oh boy, everybody is busy today. Golfing, taking care of sick hubbys, getting ready for auditions and making little uniforms. I been watching a TAGS tape, just saw "The Loaded Goat". (One swift kick and blewey) Before that one I watched "Aunt Bee the Warden". (Aunt Bee? Bloody Mary!) I think I'll watch one more, then I'll get busy too. Right after lunch. Then a nap. Yeah, then I'll get busy.
- Hazel

I came to fill my vase.

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6259: Hey, Ms Wezee! Sure, come on by for supper. I'll drop another tater in the pot, pound another steak, and there'll be plenty. Naturally, I'm cooking a washtub full of snap beans, with a bit of salt jowl - not too shabby!
I'm glad you're using hostas. I just discovered them last year, thanks to my neighbor, who is also my nurseryman. He talked me into some, and I just love them. Bought 10 more yesterday. Thank goodness I get the "neighbor discount", because some of the little dears are a little dear!
If you want to have a little fun, run a search on "hosta". You'll come up with dozens of sites, most with great photos. Some stunning new varieties are available.
Well, guess I'll go measure the Plum for her uniform. She's very excited. However, Asa, she said if you don't need a squeak toy player, she'd be happy to be the drum majorette. She just aims to please.--Romeena

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6260: Howdy Porch
My friend Ms Wezee, told me about this cozy place so I thought I'ld just come an visit . I do declare it is what she said all right, Yoohoo Ms Wezee, are you still sitting on the porch? Hello Dear. Ms Romeena, I to grow hostas they are great fillers & have such beautiful foliage as will as blooms, I will have to run a search on them myself as will. I play a lil piano & organ and I played the French Horn in school, I'ld love to be in the band, may I? Must see bye bye for now... Ant Bee

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6261: Hostas, I gottem in my yard good for show or accent, try Lirope too. Looks great in a rustic setting, around a pool, or in a rock garden, border too. Buy 3 of each, in 2-3 yrs. divide and you got 6 of each.
Welcome sweet spring time we geet the in sound.
Romeena, if you gottem save me a buscuit, running late. Hay Plum, good luck to you'n yours!
You actually pound'em yoself; right on the premises? ... sounds like a high class affair

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6262: song

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6263: Is anybody there? Hey Chuck! Big Maude: "There's nobody home!" Hey to everybody sittin' on the porch. Been workin' on my books quite a bit and runnin' the younguns around. Sounds like we finally got off of ramps and now we're onto hostas. I love hostas and have them around my porch. The variety I have don't care much for sun though. They turn orange if they get too much sun. They're great shade plants. Finally got out today and cut off last year's old brown mums, butterfly bush, and asters. Hubby mowed the yard and it looks so nice. We also drained and refilled the hot tub and moved dirt from the new waterline they ran across our front yard. (We're just gettin' rural water.). Got a lot accomplished around the ol' place today. Sounds like everyone is in the mood for spring. Sugarplum in the band! Maybe she can help Luther get on key. I'd like to get to them Mayberry Days someday too. Sounds like a hoot! Hope you're over your headaches, Mavis. Welcome Ant Bee! Of course you're welcome to be in the band. We don't turn anyone down here in Mayberry. Are you from Illinois like me and Ms. Wezee? Ya'll take care. I'll try to check in tomorrow. Ya'll have a good Sabbath.

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6264: So how come the whole world knew about hostas, and I only found about them last year? I need to get out more!
Dooley, I put a biscuit back for you, and some gravy, too.
My yard is shaping up very nicely. Little dwarf snapdragons and dianthus all came back from last year, blooming their little heads off. Quite a show. My roses, poor neglected things, are even trying to perk up. I hope Mr. Wheeler comes around in time to spray the aphids off of them.

Girls, listen to this. My son called this evening and asked me to come out to their house tomorrow afternoon and cook a pot roast so his wife could watch and learn how. Sound like trouble? Nope, it was my daughter-in-law's idea!! Bless her little sweet heart, she knows he loves my pot roast and she wants me to teach her how to do it. Am I blessed, or what?
Well, off to the ironing board. Gotta get up early for church in the morning.--Romeena

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6265: Good Sabbath Porch
Yes I'm up early, got a phone called , everything is alright. Thought I'la try my hand a posting first thing. I've got coffee perkin, tea a steepin, bicutes in the oven, gravy bubblein, home fries are on so how do ya'll like your eggs? Mind you must be done in time to go to church today, Howdy Ant Bee, nice to see ya on the porch. I pray you all have a sonshine filled day.Remember to Pray only on days ending in y....Ms Wezee

April 13, 2002 - Msg 6266: Say it's Sunday here whats wrong with the board? LOL Ms Wezee

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6267: hello

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6268: Mornin porch: Now I can fix the grub, I just had to be the first today, I've never been before, now I feel like a heel. Oh my, thats how it goes, anyone for breakfest? I plan on going to the Mayberry days this year in September, I have wanted to for years & I do believe I'll make it this year. I'll see if Ant Bea & 31 will come with me. Have a Blessed day... Ms Wezee... LOL

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6269: Mornin porchers, Ms Wezee you n Iz only one up. That breadfst yur cookin up makes me smak ma lips. on my way! Happy Lords Day to everybody. Romeena your yard sounds nice n full. Pretty too. Them Roses are always thirsty. Luv em with a little peat every yr. Try diluted seaweed. verry diluted at first. Clip off spent buds down to the 5th leaf. Theyll love you back. Coffees on. Well, guess I'l get ready for SS, then Church, Sunday family dinner. thats the plan. Ennlawss here from Out of town. I think I'm under arrest.
Dooley, down in the holler; be extra kind to someone today.

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6270: Morning Porch, morning Wezee. Breakfast sounds real good, thanky much.
Lawwwww that Romeena can cook good. She filled me up last night on her cooking and I tell ya, I can't hardly stand it. Good cooker she is.
And the Plumpster looks so cute in his little uniform. He'll be a great addition to the band Mavis. Speaking of Mavis, that girl can singgg. She hits them high notes and I tell ya yer ears just wanna stand up and salute her. I am honered to be a stand by cymbalist in her band.
Welcome to Ant bee. Hope you like it here. It's a great place to be. Finest folks in the world sit here on the porch.
I just want ya'll to know how much you mean to me. Makes my day to come hear and chat with you fine people. Just felt like I needed to say that.
Ya'll have a great Sabbath and we'll talk at ya later.

"Bad BADDD sheriff."

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6271: Asa! Sugarplum is indignant, and says to tell you she is a little girl, not a "he". However, she's not one to hold a grudge, and will forgive you. A couple of baby carrots on your next visit wouldn't hurt - she loves 'em.
Ms Wezee, may I drop by for a bite of breakfast? Sounds very good, but I won't eat much. Got to save room for that pot roast I'm gonna teach my daughter-in-law how to make this afternoon. You have to give her credit. The girl can't cook, but wants to learn, and is even willing to learn from her mother-in-law. That's something you don't see every day.
Everyone have a restful Sabbath now, you hear? Peace, friends!--Romeena

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6272: Morning porch looks like everyone is up and at em this morning. Ro, that roast sounds good. Will you save me some for a left over sandwich? Tell the Plum hello for me. Yall have a good Sabbath. Off to preaching then to work. Yes on Sunday. Oh well I get next Sunday off. See yall later--SD

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6273: Oh dear. Asa, you have hurt the Plums feelings. You better bring her a whole bag of baby carrots, the poor dear. Romeena, you do have a sweet daughter-in-law. Welcome to Ant Bee and Dooley (I think Dooley is new too, maybe not). See you all later.
- Hazel

The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from Heaven.

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6274: You're not talking to a jerk you know!

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6275: Morning Porch! Boy did we have a ball last night, didn't get to sing & play near long enough but it was a blast! Our own Emma came out to hear us & I got pictures I will post later today so you can see us. Asa ya done great, I think the secret is to put you on the other side of the stage so I can hear. Might work (yeah but it might not) Romeena I love pot roast, teach her good so we can go to her house for supper too. Dooley have a good day with the inlaws, & let us know if you did get arrested or not & we will have Barney bring you some food from the diner. I'm off to figure out where to post this picture of me & Emma so ya'll can see it.
Hey to Charlotte, Salty, Ms Weeze, Ant Bea, 31 & the Plum

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6276: Where is Tom hope he didn't 'runnoft' again.

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6277: Ya sneeked in on me there Hazel Morning to you too.

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6278: Oh my goodness SugarPlum, I am so sorry. I knew you wasn't a boy and yet I messed up. It was early in the day when I posted and I am so sorry. I will bring you something extry good today to make up for it.


April 14, 2002 - Msg 6279: Hey to everybody on the porch! I got to hear Mavis and her band last night and they were great! Mavis sure has a high roof to her mouth! She has a beautiful voice and the band was just great. I believe the first song they did was "Dooley"! What a treat. Romeena, I'd like to have that pot roast recipe, too! Maybe you could post it over at Aunt Bee's Cookbook site? I'm fixing pot roast today, too...but my version might not jive with yours.

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6280: Good Morning ('cept it is almost noon) - got back from Sunday School and two new little goats greeted us. We have a little doe kid and a little buck kid. Just as cute as cute can be! Hubby is feeling some better:) Making a traditonal lunch for us all - take out pizza from the local grocer! LOL I am working on Frito pie for supper (a taco salad 'cept it uses Frito's and chili spices and not taco spices). Sugarplum sounds cute being the drum majorette - do you think we could teach her twirl a baton!


April 14, 2002 - Msg 6281: Afternoon Porch.. It is good to see so many out on the porch today. My hubby was sick yesterday, but doing fine today, he is out mowing. My van broke down on the way to preaching today, I was out in the country and thank God was able to stop in front of a young couples home & guess what he is a macanic, ( whis this thing had spell check on it) LOL... Wiiilllll, he is working on my van, the timen belt broke. Called hubby he took me to preachin & my friends brought me home, I'll drive hubby truck tonight. We're having spaghetti & salad for lunch, I got to stressed out over the van...:( ... Romeena come on by anytime, Mavis I sure want to see those pic's I lost your link to ur page , can I please have it again? Ro, it sounds like u have a sweet daughter-in-law..D hope u can slow down soon for a lil rest, C.T., Homemaker Asa, Hazel,Dooley, Emma & SugerPlum Glad to see ya out there too. Is SugarPlum a dog? My dogs name is Pollyanna, she had her teeth cleaned last week & she still is a lilunder the weather. Got to go chat later.. Ms Wezee
Lots of luck to you and yers.

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6282: Hey Porch
Wezee sorry bout yourn van. did 31 bring you home. Shes a gas. Hey to all Glad to see the porch so full...hey to Sugarplum & Pollyanna....Ant Bee :) God bless you all.

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6283: Afternoon Porchsters! It's a lovely yet windy day here on the prairie in Illinois. My son bout ran me ragged on our concrete "tennis court" this afternoon. I always did enjoy playing tennis even though I ain't no good at it. But today the ball kept blowing and veering. What a time I had hitting that thing. He's good to put up with me. I seriously need the exercise. All the food sounds good. Good for your daughter-in-law, Romeena. My mother-in-law is a wonderful cook. And I'm gettin' so that my husband likes my pies as much as hers. It has taken me awhile but I'm gettin' there. Hey to Sugarplum, Ms. Wezee, Pollyanna, Ant Bee, Mavis, homemaker, Emma, Asa, and everybody. Wish I could hear ya sing, Mavis!
Charlotte Tucker

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6284: G'd Sabbath ev-e-nin porch. Had a lovely visit with Mom and Dad, a loonngg drive home. Me crispy. Go nite-nite. Talk later. Love yall. ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6285: Emma, how is our Mary Wiggens these days?

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6286: I'm Confused? Hi porch. I saw where Saturday and Sunday ya'll were saying "Good Sabbath" and I am wondering which day ya'll are talking about? The reason I as is that I have been to church on both days and see where both days can be right??? Ms Wezee you started saturday? is that your Sabbath?

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6287: Evening Porch, didn't get a chance to post the picture today, had company most of the day, & didn't want to get a rude for being on the puter when I had company. Everyone have a good one & I'll holler tomorrow. Ms. Wezee we try not to use the 'd' word around here, Sugarplum can read it & she thinks she is a furry little human & we all look funny with no fur & walking around on 2 legs. :-) Hope your van troubles are over.
Night Porch,
I got a rude, bet you ain't never got a rude!

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6288: font check

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6289: Evening porch. Another rainy day here in NC. But at least now it is raining after I get to work instead of when I get off. My bosses used to tell me if they ever wanted rain, they'ed just give me a day off! But hopefully that has changed. Well off to bed to get back up and go back to work again. It never ends. Well I'll see ya in the morning. Yall have a good Monday if there is such a thing. Nite--Salty D** (in case Plum is still up)

April 14, 2002 - Msg 6290: evenin Porch.. My Pollyanna thinks she is human too, but I didn't know if Plum was a D or C..LOL
Van isn't home yet .. Happy Saturday use to be my Sabbath, when I was a child & in my young 20's. Where I go now it is Sunday... It's hard to break a habit.. LOL.. My Hubby still hasn't picked up another cig.. Thank u Jesus, Lightning is doing very well.. How R U doing these days. Lightning has put on a lil weight & he is having a fit. LOL...night porch.. Ms Wezee

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6291: Morning dear.
- Hazel

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6292: Mmorning porch . Coffee and tea are on. Don't have much time for passing alond information. Got to take Mamma down to her sister's house then come home and get two yards mowed. Paying for my sin of playing golf on Saturday and Sunday.
((((( to all))))).

The Rock

"Bread and butter." (Barney)

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6293: Morning Honey.


April 15, 2002 - Msg 6294: Mornin Porch
It's almost time for me to go to work, so this will be short, Pray y'all have a great Sonshiney day, it is beautiful here in southren, Illinois this fine mornin. Hey to The Rock, Hazel &Asa, when the rest of ya get up hay to you LOL... Talk later....Ms Wezee....Thanks Rock for the tea, have a safe trip there with Mammma.

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6295: Well porch friends, last night we lost power for about 6 hours. Forgive me as I wax strong here, but when the power goes out, everything comes to a halt. The house gets so quiet, and so does the whole nieghborhood. It becomes a great time to reflect on life, during those quiet times, as was the case for me last night. As darkness crept into the house, the silence became even more pervassive. I pondered many things in the prevailing silence, but one question kept returning to me over and over. A troubling question, one which I wonder if you may have pondered during similar events. A question that would not go away. A question I would like to share with you now at this time. A simple question. A question that I finally answered.
Did I remember to pay the power bill last month?
I guess I did cause here I am. Life sure makes you wonder sometimes, don't it.
May God bless you friends.
Glad your home safe Mrs Wiley.
Talk to you all later.


April 15, 2002 - Msg 6296: Asa, I declare, you are a bird in this world! "Did I remember to pay the power bill last month?" Had me all geared up for a profound question, something life-changing and powerful, and you ask about the power bill! Shame on you!!--Romeena

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6297: Hi Porchsters! Asa you are a bird! Well, Mom is doing just fine - we was lucky enough to get to watch TAGS together while I was there, one of those moments I treasure with Mom. I tried to explain the Porch and how we all commune with one'n other but she just barely gets the concept. I told the parents about ramps - was a new one on them too! Yep, yall what's got TVLand are livin large - Andy 3 times a day! You wouldn't believe that in the big city at 6:30am the birds all start to singing and it's some song. It gets louder and louder till it's one big chirpy scream. In their yard we saw blue birds (which I had not seen since I was 3) and there's some yellow worbler-looking birds we had to get the book out to identify. Lots of nature there in the heart of Buckhead.

Stopped at "our" place on the way home and thought of y'all while I had fried okra, fried apples, greens, hash brown casarole and corn bread. MmmmMM! I think they use bacon grease in their corn bread. Awesome stuff!

Well, I got the call - surgery is definately on. 3 weeks to go! Hope the job holds out at least that long.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Asa, does that mean if you didn't pay your electric bill they'd come and take you away?

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6298: Afternoon Porch! Anybody want to come over & help me fold clothes?? I hate that part of housework!

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6299: I love to fold Mavis, I'll be right over! ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6300: Evening Porch. Ms Wezee just saw your reply, I use to go on Sautrday, I grew up in the 7th Day Adventist Church Schools, but like you am comfortable with both and when I go it is usually on Sunday. Same God, just something that I have been confused bout most of my life, the day thing.
Had a birthday last weekend, I find as each year goes by, a birthday is a good thing, just glad to be here!;o) Hey Mavis, ya need any help ironing? I love to play in starch!

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6301: Happy, you can have my ironing - i can't stand it. The Day thing - as I understand it, Sabbath for Jews is Fri after sunset to Sat after sunset (Saturday). When Jesus came to redeem us, the covenant changed Sabbath to SonDay (Sunday). 7th Day Adventists keep Sabbath on Saturday. Us Catholics have a "Vigil Mass" Saturday evening for those who can't attend Sunday - the thinking being that it's already Sunday in the Holy Land - and all regular masses on Sunday. Are you thouroughly confused now?

Big news, Friends and I do mean BIG! The Cable bill just came in and guess what they're adding to Basic cable on May 1...just guess...go on... I've only been whining about it for a year...TVLAND!! OH YEAY!! THANK YOU JESUS!! OH MY GOSH IT'S GREAT NEWS!!

~ Mrs. Wiley

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6302: y'all have been praying for me to get it haven't you? prayers answered!

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6303: Howdy porch... Happy belated Birthday there Happy... I was born and raised in the Holliness Church, I'm very happy with my training as a child, raised my 2 Sons the same way, we are whats known as holy rollers, but I don't mined what people say, I love the Lord with my whole being & my walk with him is 24-7. Couldn't make it with out Jesus, I've made mistakes, but God always loved me through it all, He chastised me, but every good Daddy that loves their children has to set them right now and then.. LOL... UR A DEAR Mrs. Wiley.. Good news, I got my van home . Thank you Jesus....... Ms Wezee :)

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6304: Happy Birthday Happy! C> C> C> here are some belated ice cream cones! Glad the van is back Ms Weezee - hope it wasn't too costly! Did you take it to Wally's? ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6305: hey all-

does anyone here in "mayberry" have a scan of howard mcnear's autograph???
floyd is one of the last autograph's i'm missing to complete the cast...
please send the to gooberNOSPAM@exis.net, (remove the "nospam" to reply) thanks gang!

from goober in va

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6306: Hay porch fam. just did get back on line, somethins goin on with our server. Romeena, them supper Buscuits n gravy was gooooood! Left carots for the Plum. She's just plum cute! Your son is truly blessed-whatta gal! Wants to learn from mom huh. She'in the right kitchen! BReekfast, Buscuits n gravy, am I blessed or what? Thanks Ms Wezee. They were high class vituals. Heay to Mr. Wezee. I am new to the porch an I feel right at home Ya'll good foks, thanks Helen, arenche kind. Now where's my manners? WELCOME AUNT BEE ! Been on n off for week. (something technical). Just got caught up on all the talk. Where you at Tom? Hay to Polly with the pretty white teeth. ROCK you gotta good day comin-isn't he good to his mother. ASA, were you egguson?
Dear Mrs Wiley not to worry dear, prayin for you in you upcomming sugery and your job. I must have misunderstood, though you said twice you may loose your job cause you gotta have sugery? Mrs Wiley, Mrs Wiley, if yu didn have TVland how was yu a watchin Andy? What in the world did you do? I'm cited for ya, P.T.L. INDEED/!
Well, I thing I'll get my laundry, go over to Mavis's house, and fold clothes n watch TAGSRs. Yep, get the laundry, over to Mavis/s, fold clothes, an watch TAGSR...sigh.. that's the plan
Dooley sayin nitechya'll

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6307: Thanks for the kind words Dooley, we's all glad you decided to stay with us. I thought of ya when I passed thru your county in GA! Yes, I work for a bad, bad company. but there are so many of them out there. I was watching TAGS from my videotapes and they was getting mighty wore out. Can't wait to see some fresh Barney's. (big smiles) ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6308: Happy April 15th ya'll. I had to write two checks today to the 'gubment'. YUCK. Fist time we've ever had to do that. Hey Dooley, I had such a busy weekend that I have plenty of laundry that needs foldin'. (hint,hint)
Hey Goober, I haven't checked, but go to stararchives.com and check there. You might have luck there. Ms. Wiley, glad the surgery still on. Now you'll have T.V. Land to watch while you recover!
Around here, folks can go to Church just about anytime. A lot of Churches have Church on Fri. night, Sat. night and Sunday. That's for convience sake. I just wish a least one day looked like the Sabbath.(sigh) Every day looks the same with Wally world and grocery stores open. Asa, sometimes I think the same thing about my power bill! Nite all--Helen

April 15, 2002 - Msg 6309: Hi porch family, how are yall doing? Ever had one of those days where everything can go wrong DID go wrong?? I could be the poster child for that saying tonight! Oh well I enjoyed all this "learning" tonight on the porch. I was raised and am still baptist so we have church on Sunday morning and night and on Wednesday nights too. I always enjoy learning about other denominations though. I agree with ya Happy. It's not whats over the door but whats in your heart that counts. And we all have the same God. Well I'll hush. Got the day off tomorrow and I am gonna wash my car which I didn't get done last week cause of the rain. Yall have a good evening see ya tomorrow. --SD

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6310: .

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6311: Morning porch. Rock, is # 6310 you with your amenities again? I can't see em! Although you do come into a room real nice, and I got a right good impression. Asa, have a good trip, we will miss you!
- Hazel

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6312: Morning Porch, Thanks Hazel, yer the cats.
Today is our Hazel's 25th wedding anniversary. Way to go Mr. and Mrs. Hazel. What a milestone.
Sorry you had such a bad dat yesterday Salty. Take the day off and relax today. You earned it.
Prayers for ya Mrs. Wiley. The Lord will see you through your troubles no doubt. Let us know if there is anything at all we can do for you, ok?
Well, we are off to sunny (I hope) southern California for a few days, so you won't have old Asa to kick around.:) You all better take care and keep my rocking chair warm for me. I leave right after work today so I don't know if I'll be a posting again today, so if not, you all be good (sniff) and (sob) remember I love ya, (bawl) and act like you (snort) got some smarts. God Bless you all.


April 16, 2002 - Msg 6313: Mornin porch! hey to Hazel & Asa, see ur up early. Asa have a safe & fun trip.Take in the sites for me, ok. Dooley hope everything is lined out with ur server. SD U NEED some R & R... I need to get ready for work, later... Ant Bee where are you? Haven't heard from you in a few days... Ms Wezee

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6314: Mornin' everybody! I didn't get a chance to sit on the porch any yesterday. Went to Peoria with a friend to some book stores and out for lunch. Spring has sprung in Illinois. It was a beautiful day! Got to get busy and get those books done so I can start enjoying the weather. I'll help you fold clothes too Mavis. It ain't my favorite thing but there are worse chores! Love to all!
Charlotte Tucker

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6315: Morning porch! Asa, you have a wonderful weekend. You sure deserve the vacation. I am having a better day so far. It is a wonder what a good nights sleep does for a body. Really puts things in perspective. Gonna go wash my car. See yall later-SD

RIP: Robert Urich

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6316: Asa, don't let the bus start moving yet! Aunt Bee dropped her earring and it went underneath. Oh, wait - Opie got it for her. Now you can go. Have a wonderful trip, and we'll keep your chair warm. Thanks for getting that French drain put in for me before you left. You're a good friend.
Dooley, we sure enough are glad you decided to stay with us, and anyone else who's been visiting, also. Might just as well stick around and become a Mayberrian. No happier folks anywhere.
I've been a Baptist all my life, and of course we consider Sunday to be the Sabbath, but I've always felt that the Lord wouldn't hold us responsible for whatever particular day we worship, because the calendar has been re-worked so many times and we can't help that. I think it's the intent of the heart - keeping A sabbath day, dedicating that day to the Lord and devoting the day to worship, rest and recharging our physical and spiritual batteries. In other words, the spirit of the law, not the letter of the law is what matters. That's my humble opinion.
Have a lovely day, friends.--Romeena

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6317: Good afternoon porch pals. It's a lovely day for porch sittin'. I don't have long to rock today though. Hope everyone is doing well. NRNMG

"Countin' cars."

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6318: Hey NRNMG, how've ya been? Romeena, that was well put! Asa, here's a sack of sandwiches for your trip - be sure and share with Mrs. Asa now ya hear? Salty - you right about sleep - hope your day off is restful and rejuvinating. ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6319: Hey FLOYD, what were those dates of the Mayberry thing in Pigeon Forge TN? I I know its at the Country Tonight Theater but I forgot the dates. We are hoping to get to go. SD

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6320: Hey to NRNMG! I asked about you not too long ago. I just joined this porch a couple of months ago but remembered you from the other porch!
Charlotte Tucker

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6321: I worship the Lord every day. It is 24 - 7. To each his own.. What ever a person is confortable with . God loves us all and I know from what I read here we all love Him. Good night all.. Ms Wezee

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6322: You are so right, Ms Wezee! It does no good to observe a "Sabbath", if we don't live our faith the rest of the week.
Oh, Dooley, Sugarplum says to thank you for the carrots. She's really enjoying them.
Now, I have to go to work! Managed to get cancelled for the first four hours, was hoping for the rest of the night, but they just called and said to come in at 11pm. Oh, well, I can use the money, but could have used the extra rest, too.
Have a good night's sleep, friends.--Romeena

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6323: Oh, I forgot the reason I came by the porch tonight in the first place. I just noticed another wandering door at Andy's house. Not only did his back door and his front steps move around, but that door into the kitchen from the dining room is a little unstable as well. In some eps it opens directly into the dining room, and tonight in the Founder's Day ep, it appeared to open facing into the living room. I've noticed at other times it seems to be at a 45 degree, or mitred (mitered?) angle, sort of splitting the difference between the living and dining rooms. Anybody got any comment?--Romeena

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6324: Asa Here's a penny that has been mashed by a train, it'll protect you in yer travels, have fun & think of us while yer gone. Thanks for all the help folding clothes, 'ppreciate it! Now we need to clean the fridge. teehee
night porch! (waiting for the lottery, with fingers crossed)

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6325: Nite porch off to bed. Miss Asa's remarks tonight. At least it will be quiet in the morning. I gotta get up at 5 so I will leave teh coffee on. Nite--SD

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6326: Test

April 16, 2002 - Msg 6327: That was just me doin' that testing. Didn't wanna type an entire post only to not have it show up, which happens sometimes with the browser I'm using.
Could y'all find it in your hearts to say a prayer or three for my 17-year-old cousin, Rachael in Mississippi, who was diagnosed with cancer this morning? She was in ICU awaiting surgery all last week. They did the surgery on Friday, removing some of her stomach to get all of a big tumor, and while they were in there they found tumors on her liver, too. All were malignant. We'd all surely appreciate any prayers and good thoughts.
Hope everyone is doing well. We got some rain today. That was good.
Love to all! I'll be back tomorrow. I'm really tired.

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6328: Morning porch, Des lots of prayers for your cousin. I hope all goes well with her. Yall have a good day now. I am off to work. Coffees on, I guess I won't have to worry about the hot chocolate with Asa gone. sniff sniff. See yall later--Salty Dog

I declare I think I'm 'bout to cry

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6329: Hey Salty Dog, Ref:Msg 6319- All the dates for every Mayberry Event are found on the "Event Calendar" at Mayberry.com.


April 17, 2002 - Msg 6330: Mornin'! Prayers for your cousin, Dež. What is it with cousins lately? Hope prayers are answered as well for yours as they were for Salty's. Any you all live in Illinois, Georgia, or where was the other place? Maybe someone here was the lucky winner! Not me, you don't win if you don't play. I'm not a gambler. I know what you mean about that wandering door Romeena. Sometimes the kitchen is off that sitting room (like when the fun girls came over) and sometimes the kitchen door is off to the right of the dining room like when they were eating at that table and the roast got dumped in Andy's lap. Who caused that anyhow? Virgil? But remember, Andy had three different street addresses so maybe there were three different houses. : )
Charlotte Tucker

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6331: Prayers for your young cousin, Des. Many Prayers. ~ Mrs. Wiley
Doughnuts are on the table! Thanks for the coffee SD!

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6332: prayers for your cousin Dež you & the family will be in my thoughts. Charlotte I didn't win any of that lottery either, dadburn it, guess I will have to go back to work tomorrow. BTW I am in Virginia, so that was one of the other states you were looking for. Off to somewhere, got the day off & plan to enjoy it!

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6333: Hey ya'll. Hope Asa's having a good trip. Romeena you are absolutely right about when you worship. It doesn't matter.We aren't under the law any more. I'm with Ms Wezee 24/7 good to me!
Des (can't rememeber how to do the squiqqle thingy). I'm so sorry about your cousin. I'll put her on a prayer list at church tonite.
Romeena, I've noticed the wondering door too. Wonder what causes that?
Homemaker, I went back up and caught up on the post. It was a good concert.I missed the Goodman's though since they've retired. The Martin's were there and several others that I like. It was a good nite. Hard to get up for Sunday School when you stay out so late. We made it though. See ya'll--Helen

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6334: AFTERNOON PORCH!
Oh meeeeeee I'm plum tuckered out. Have tomorrow off, YEPEEEE. DES, I'll put ur cousin on our prayer list as will. will request prayer at church tonight also. My my, if I had the pool opened I'ld jump in it right now. This week end we will be put the deck all aronud it , wanted to last year but ran out of the green stuff...LOL... Next tuesday my son Timothy from Fl. is coming after me and I'm going home with him for a week , we didn't get to visit much when he was hopme last week, for I had to work all the time, he is working only 3 1/2 hrs from here so he wiil come get me & I'll go home to sunny Fl. can't wait. Fresh fried GREEN tomatoes... Yum yum yum. Then Lisa always takes me to the Landing to eat, oh my goodness I wish I was already there. One week is not long enough. But my Granddaughter Asia Marie & I are going back down in June. When we go to Ga. to see her Daddy in the Army. I think my step Daughter is going with us. Enough of me gabbing... Ms Wezee
Lot o luck to you and yers!

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6335: Hi everyone. I'm kinda late checking in today. Guess I overdid it a little celebrating my anniversary last night. How about this weather, it snowed here today! Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Where the heck is Rock? I hope he aint still mowing them 2 lawns. Have a good night, all.
- Hazel

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6336: Evening porch, how was everyones day? Came home fixed supper and now I am getting my husband ready to go to Alabama tomorrow for some building class. I guess I can make it without him one night. Supposed to be in class Friday and come back home after that late Friday night. Well, yall have a good evening. Later--SD

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6337: SD, tell your hubby to come on by for a slice of pie while he's in 'Bama! What part will he be in? Ms Wezee sounds like you've got a good week comin' up! You all are welcome to stop on my porch on your way down too! My send a couple of critters with you!--Helen

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6338: My? I meant may!--H

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6339: I'll I'm going over to Floyds & get a hair cut. Then down to wally's for a bottle of pop. Hope he has a new kind.

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6340: I'm going over to Floyds & get a hair cut. Then down to wally's for a bottle of pop. Hope he has a new kind

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6341: I'm going over to Floyds & get a hair cut. Then down to wally's for a bottle of pop. Hope he has a new kind

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6342: To 6399, 6340 and 6341, try breathing into a paper bag. Sometimes that'll stop those hiccups.--Romeena

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6343: Good night porch
Hazel where do you live? SNOW? My goodness. Happy belated annv. Ms Wezee

April 17, 2002 - Msg 6344: HI All. Will it ben a warm three days here up in the 80-85.
Boy all the good thing kids do in school how , like sleepover at the school for one night,year photo for mother day . win we went to school we never did that .
You are all lucky to have family and friend who come to see you and go to do things,will my and i just stay here because the family did not like the way i was gitting all of my mom because of being handcap and some of her friend said that she would have to port me in a home but she say no and now noe one come here.
I may be slow on thing but i git it did and i may not read as good but i give one hell of a shot.
God Showers Blessings.
God showers blessings upon us
through his infinite wisdom and love,
his gifts are like bountiful raindrops,
coming down from the father above.
he knows what we need and sends it
in his timely and caring way.
he hears every prayer we utter;
he knows what our hearts have to say.
so cast your burdens upon him;
our tears ever reach to his throne.
just give him control of your future;
in faith take hold of his hand,
then look for the showers of blessings,
as numerous as grains of the sand.

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6345: Good Morning Porch! Eggs, biscuts, gravy, MEAT and coffee/tea is ready for you! Looks like everyone is sleeping in this am - guess I'll have to stand in for Asa, but I don't sing as loud..."Toot-Toot-Tootsie Good byee, Toot-Toot-Tootsie don't cryiiee..."

TOM, you are so good. I'm sorry that your kin don't visit you - sounds like they are the ones who are handicapped. You have such a good soul. If I lived near you, I'd come visit! You are always in my prayers. We are very glad that you are here and share such lovely poems with us.

~ Mrs. Wiley

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6346: Morning, Mrs. Wiley. Thanks for the breakfast. Hmmmmmm, singing already... and that song. I don't like to say this, but have you been taking a swig at that elixer again? Now I've told you before, thats got alcohol in it!
Tom, I'm sorry about your situation. Sometimes people need to walk just one day in someone else's shoes, and then maybe they would have a better understanding. I will pray that your family and friends will be able to not just think of themselves and to be tolerant and generous. But remember, you do have friends here on the porch.
- Hazel

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6347: Morning porch, Mrs. Wiley that breakfast was good. Think I need a shot of that elixir or 2 or 3 or.....Helen, my husband will be in Montgomery tonight and tomorrow. So, I am gonna have a girls night out tonight. Wanna come?? Tom I am sorry about your situation. I'd visit you too if I could. Hello to Hazel and Mrs. Wezee. Now where did the others get off to. Mavis, Rock and NN just because Asa aint around here dont mean yall can just quit posting all together. Have a good day. I have the day off. See yall later--SD

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6348: Mornin porch. Hazel and Salty Dog here I is. Haven't posted in a few days because I aint been cheer. I went on a little golfing vacation with a couple of old college buddies of mine. Wasen't planned they just called and wanted to know if I was free to go. So,, I did. Mrs. Wiley thanks for the breakfast. Got in late last night so slept in a little. (((((to all))))).

The Rock

"Tommy did unto me and I going to do unto Jerry." (Opie)

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6349: Happy late Anny Ms Wezee! (And the quit smoking is going great, almost at the 4 month mark!)Thanks for all the imput from everyone on the Sabbath! How wonderful that there are so many that love Jesus here! Yes, I am still confused on the right day and will probably be until I die. It has been proven 100% to me from someone quoteing from the bible with both days??? I find good in EVERY faith, and never agree with everything in all of them too! Even the Budah and Hindu (sp?) have some very interesting ways that are good. My favorite is the ones that preach about how much Jesus loves us! So what bout all this "Summer" weather we are having! We have been promised rain here at the Carolina coast and haven't seen a drop! Got anyone that knows a rain dance out there?

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6350: Hey Webmaster!, how come the CENSUS came and wouldn't let me post the word "A""L""L"?

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6351: all

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6352: ALL....Hmmmmm didn't work a min ago??

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6353: Mornin' everybody. I told you before old Charlotte is very tenderhearted and that just cuts me into pieces to hear that your family won't come 'round, Tom. We'll pray for your family to wake up! Meanwhile know how much you are loved here on this porch. We were so worried about you awhile back when you didn't post. Check in often, you hear? Romeena, I was cleanin' out my flowerbed yesterday and thought about your french drains! It reminded me of a basement apartment we lived in once. The landlord had used bricks to border a flowergarden. A big flashflood type rain come and flooded that flower garden which was right in front of our basement bedroom window. The water just poured in and down the wall and through the whole apartment. We had about 2 inches standing water when we woke up the next morning! What a mess! So I hope Dooley got them drains in right! Have a Mayberry Day everybody!
Charlotte Tucker