April 25, 2002 - Msg 6513: Hey to Mayberry Fan, I know you posted a while back about your grandchild with bi-polar disorder and the communication disorder. Sounds like we could set them a place at our table and they'd fit right in. I am bipolar myself and Little Opie has Communication-Auditory processing disorder, which I am just begining to realize the full extent of. (HEY HOMEMAKER--did you see the article in the STAR on 4/21/02 on CAPD. Very interesting.)
I don't want to be nosey, but if the child shows signs of depression, I do hope that they are treating him. I have been bipolar a long time but was diagnosed only in 1998. I spent a miserable adolescence wishing most of the time that I was dead. The depression came and went and finally I was diagnosed in 1998 and for the most part things have gone really smoothly. Please let his/her mom and dad know that if they don't find a doctor that they can trust and feel comfortable with to keep looking. Medicine can turn bipolar lives around if we are willing to take it and cooperate with our doctors.
All is going well here. Only a month til school is our. By the way homemaker, we decided to homeschool next year and get little Opie into homeschool. Our county has a very active homeschool association and sponsors many activities and opportunities for socialization.
Also he well continue with swimming and start karate.
Well that's my 2 cents worth.
Fun Girl

April 25, 2002 - Msg 6514: Hey folks, has anyone heard about David Browning being in Roxboro, NC this Saturday. If he is I'd love to go.

Tom, a lovely poem. You are so wise. So many people would love to adopt children that aren't wanted by their parents.

Prayers for all.

Miss Ellie
Come on down to the drugstore for a free soda

April 25, 2002 - Msg 6515: Hey to the porch:)
I also hate to use the porch to try to communicate with a fellow porchster. Emails change so often.
De§(alt789), check your ICQ and your mango hotmail. I got something you were looking for.
Rick(dropped the y)B

April 25, 2002 - Msg 6516: Hi Porch, I'm posting late tonight because I have been through a lot of stress since yesterday afternoon. I know I've told you about my special needs grandsons, but I haven't yet told you about my youngest daughter, 22, who has bipolar and lives at home. She was diagnosed last year after 2 of the worst years in our family (because of her manias). Well, because she wasn't attending school and couldn't keep a full-time job AND because Social Security denied her medical coverage, she had no insurance and we had to pay for the meds ourselves. They were always changing them and we were paying on average $300 per month not including psych-doc visits. Plus all the meds always made her sick to her stomach and she is already tall and too thin. So, just when our money ran out in November, she decided to quit the meds and work on her problems (stealing, lying, sexuality) herself and she got a job, took a couple of college classes, and was moving in the right direction. I actually agreed with her plan because it was clear that her manias had always been preceeded by some stupid decision she would make to associate with immoral people and then the problems would begin as you can imagine. Then she'd take off to God knows where without a dime to her name (unless she managed to steal some of ours) and without a single word before hand. Well, as of last December, she had been restricting her contacts with these types and had been doing so, so very well.... til yesterday. We discovered today that she has been secretly in contact with one particular girl and several others as well. We haven't seen nor heard from her since yesterday at noon. This has happened times before when she was going through monthly episodes of mania, but she had been doing so well for six months.... we are so heartbroken. I have spent much time crying which I haven't done for a long time. I had almost gotten used to it, but this time, our hopes were up. We had just begun to trust her again. Well, I really don't mean to put a damper on the porch. It's just that our family, especially my daughter, could really use your prayers right now and I really just needed to come get a little dose of friendly caring. I feel too exhausted to go back through all the posts to read who has requested prayer, but believe me, I pray for you all and since God already knows what each of you needs, I guess that will work. Thank you all. I'll try to come by tomorrow hopefully with my spirits raised back up. ~Mayberry Fan~ (so sorry if I've made anyone feel down... I hope not)

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6517: Good Morning, porch. Mayberry Fan, I am so sorry about your daughter. Bipolar can be so scary and stressful to everyone involved. You are not alone here, we do care very much about your situation. (Read Fun Girls post, # 6513). I will be thinking about your family and pray that your daughter will come back soon, and you can get her back on the right track with her medicines.
- Hazel

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6518: Same goes for me MayberryFan. That has to be a tough situation your dealing with. These durn fool kids can really weigh you down sometimes. God bless, and prayers for you and your family.
Mrs. Wiley. I think you are one wise woman. You put your trust in the Master and all will be well. Prayers for you to dear, and try not to worry, it makes things worse. Easier said than done ,I know. Can you believe Asa telling people not to worry? I'll do it for you.
Hi Hazel, ain't heard from you in a while. How are you? Hows your garden doing?
Well it's Friday and the weekend is upon us:) Hope and pray nothing but good for all of you guys. Be good today.


April 26, 2002 - Msg 6519: Morning porch it is Friday at last. And I have the day off. Had to get up early cause I forgot to put the trash out last night. Well I put the coffee and tea on. I dont know about Rock and Hazel, that crock looks worse this morning than it ever did. You'd think they'd clean that thing once in a while. Well yall have a good mayberyy day today. Prayers to everyone. I'm going back to bed--Salty Dog

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6520: Mornin' porch. Special prayers for Mayberry Fan and her daughter. What an awful awful situation for a parent to have to deal with. My heart goes out to ya. And how lost and alone your daughter must feel most of the time. Poor dear. Romeena, hope your nursing career takes an upswing. Sounds pretty dismal there just now. Hey to Hazel and homemaker, Asa, Salty Dog, Miss Ellie, and Fun Girl. Where's the Rock? Salty, hope I didn't get your jaw workin' over my comment about bringin' ramps up again! LOL Sorta dreary here today. I am tryin' to finish up the books and get them typed now. I need a penny for my luck in my "travels!"
Charlotte Tucker

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6521: Here is a beat you can type to Charlotte...
Get up Salty Dog. Since yer not working today, you should cook the porch lunch.


April 26, 2002 - Msg 6522: Mayberry Fan (we need to get you a name!) - prayers, thoughts and any special blessings are being sent your way.
Now Charlotte - did you put in plenty of pictures like I told you! I like pictures and plenty of activitiy pages. . .I'll be your guinea pig for the book:)
Best Wishes Fun Girl . . .let me know if you need any materials or places to go for materials. www.schoolexpress.com is a great website for homeschoolers.
((((((BIG HUG))))) I think we all needed that!


April 26, 2002 - Msg 6523: My prayers for your family and especially your daughter, Mayberry Fan. I pray that she is safe and well and shows up soon. Please keep us posted.
Happy Birthday to one of our oldest (no, that didn't come out right...) ... one of our most long-standing (but he might be sitting....) Anyway, Happy Birthday to Rick(y)B! Hope your day is special. It was great hearing from you.
Romeena, have a great trip to Fredericksburg! One of these days we're gonna have to meet up. Love to Sugarplum!
Hey to all. Hope we all have a very Mayberry weekend. Let's all make homemade ice cream and sit on the porch with our families.

Font check: Off

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6524: Thanks Homemaker, can I get another one of them?


April 26, 2002 - Msg 6525: 2 p.m. just checkin' in and givin' my fingers a break. Thanks for the music to type to, Asa, and I'm not homemaker but you can have one from me. ((((((((((HUG))))))))))
Charlotte Tucker

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6526: By the way, homemaker, I did try to put in plenty of pictures, mostly maps (they're map skills books). I think they're pretty fun: mazes and such. Tried 'em out on my kids as I went along.

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6527: Hello IM Emily and I just wanted to say Hello and that Im 13 and Love the Andy Griffth show. I also like the Beatles. write back Emily

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6528: Hey to Emily. Girl your mama raised you right. I reckon that anyone who is 13 and loves TAGS is all right by me. How bout the rest of your all. Where is Brisco? or have I just missed his posts? Hope he didn't have any trouble crossing the Robert E Lee natural bridge. You know that thing can be right treacherous after dark. Has anyone ever noticed that I have an absolute "compulsion" about that bridge? Now Mayberry Fan, yes we do need to get you a name. May the good Lord bless your dear daughter wherever she may be, all you can do is pray. God is the almighty physician and believe me he knows the lonely night your daughter is going through. In maina you truly feel that you can do anything, but afterwards it is often hard to undo all the damage you have done. Prayers over your daughter. And for parents who it hurts too. Homemaker, tell me if you know anything about Fast For Word or Lindamood Bell. Are those anything that would benefit little Opie?
Fun Girl

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6529: Hello Porchsters--I'm back!!! It is so good to be back to old friends and even some new ones now. We have FINALLY moved into the new house. It is complete with 4 bathrooms, boxes and more boxes of things packed from the first move 7 months ago when we sold the old house and the new one was not complete. By the way, if anyone finds a laundry basket with odd socks in it, would you let me know...I have the matches to them!! Somewhere between here and there they are missing. Thankfully the kids were not in them!! Well, guess I better get to reading. By the way, there are all kinds of cakes and pastries here from work.. ~New Neighbor

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6530: Yahooo!!! N.N. is back. Welcome back ma'am. We missed you bad around here. Glad the move went well. 4 bathrooms? Holy toilet batman. Thats a lot of scrubbing. Glad yer back.
Where the heck is Mavis?


April 26, 2002 - Msg 6531: I'm right'chere Asa sorry I missed yer homecoming, welcome home! Been trying to get this puter back in shape & fix some problems on it, plus working & our band getting things done, I run out of daylight before I run out of things to do. Prayers to those that need them & hey to all the porch-sitters, I'm headed for the ironing board! I'm tard!!!

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6532: NN--hope you didn't find all those cakes and pastries in th boxes you are now unpacking. Might be good for what ails you if there is penicillin growing on them. Have a slice along with some of the water from the crock that we haven't cleaned out for a while and you will be feeling no pain.

To Mayberry Fan--I think that your daughter needs to see a lawyer about getting on disability. Maybe through Legal Aide? My brother-in-law is on it for bipolar and he has a wonderful doctor who supports him whole heartedly. Did you happen to see the 60 Minutes that was on this past week. There was a doctor on from the Inst. of Mental Health talking about all the money they waste and how little research they are doing to help people who suffer from bipolar and schizophrenia. I know I probably spelled that wrong. Anyway I am leaving and taking my soap box with me and making way for someone else.
Love to you all
Fun Girl

April 26, 2002 - Msg 6533: Nite porch, headed for that ironing board myself. Got to work tomorrow. But as soon as I get off work we are headed for the race track. I cant wait. Say a little prayer for our racers too. That God would put a hedge around them tomorrow night. And for me too. If everything goes right, my husband will be out there for the first time. And I will probably be a nervous wreck. See yall in the morning--Salty Dog

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6534: Well here I go again, last one to bed and the first one up this morning. Yall know what that means...WELCOME SWEET SPRING TIME WE GREET THEE IN SOOOOOONGGGGGG...... Off to work coffee and tea and hot chocolate are all on. And I just plain gave on that crock so I used my own.! Yall have a good un later--Salty Dog

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6535: *That is supposed to be just plain gave UP on that crock. The fumes out of that old one must be gettin to me.--SD

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6536: Hey Salty, thamks so much for the hot choclate, but the howling that went with it... well I thought someones dog had been beatin. I think you hurt yerself on that last note, poor dear.
Good to see you Mavis, thought you had given up on us. That wouldn't do you know.
Howdy to everyone this fine saturday morning. Had planned a golf outing this morning but mother nature said I can't. She felt compelled to to water my grass, so maybe later.
Have a great day, and we continue to pray for your situation there Mayberry Fan and you to Mrs. Wiley.


April 27, 2002 - Msg 6537: Whoops, meant to say to Emily. Welcome to the porch Emily. Please jump in as much as you can.


April 27, 2002 - Msg 6538: Mornin' porch. Welcome to you, Emily. So glad you love Andy. Everyone here does. If you plan to sit a spell, you can pick a Mayberry name if you like. Thanks for the coffee, Salty. Yea, where is Briscoe anyhow? New neighbor, glad you're back. You're talkin' about all the boxes made me think of a web site that I love: flylady.net. Has anyone ever seen it? Does anyone belong to it? It's free and it has transformed my home! It's a get-organized site for homemakers. Homemaker, you might want to check it out! Anyway, it has the Charlotte stamp of approval. If you join they send you lots of reminder e-mails but you just delete the ones you don't need. There's my 2 cents for the day.
Charlotte Tucker

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6539: Hey C.T. You neglected to hu me today:(

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6540: Shoot,c.t. suppose to read you neglected to HUG me today.


April 27, 2002 - Msg 6541: Happy Saturday porch! (Saturday...beautiful Saturday!) Welcome Emily! Andy AND the Beatles? You are one cool kid!! MayberryFan, my heart goes out to you, I'll say a special prayer for your family and your daughter today at Church. NN, glad you are back! Hope the new house settles in nice for ya! Asa, you aren't mixed up in those fires in Colorado are you? Every time I see that on the news, I worry 'bout ya.

Reckon Briscoe's truck is out on a road somewheres "half-mad with thirst"?
~ Mrs. Wiley

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6542: (((((((Asa))))))))~ Mrs. Wiley

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6543: Thanks Mrs. Wiley. I needed that.
(((((((((Mrs. Wiley)))))))) back at ya. Them fires are east of me but we are expecting plenty of them this summer. Guess we all have our burdens to bear huh? Good to see you sweetie.:)


April 27, 2002 - Msg 6544: Mood Gorning.
- Hazel

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6545: Hey Folks,

I've changed the size of the "automatic sweep" up to the porch being 67K or larger. Hopefully it will slow down on the archiving just a little.

Also, I will be taking the archives from "Ollies" and from all of 2001 off-line at some point. I'll compress them as a "ZIP" file so you can download them but they are taking up a LOT of space on the web site so I may have to compress them. I don't know when I'll have to do it I will have to at some point.

5 DAYS untill the 1st Andyverisary of the current version of The Taylors Front Porch!! May 2nd is the date. It's Big!


April 27, 2002 - Msg 6546: Hello friends! I had some time to stop by and say, "Howdy". How about sum unplugged music? "Dooley". It's a bin so long I fergit how. Here we go.
Briscoe Darling Jr.

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6547: Dooley, slippin up the holler Dooley tryin to make a dollar, Dooley gimme a swaller and I'll pay ya back one dayyyyyy You sure are a sight for sore eyes Briscoe Darling Jr!

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6548: Thank ya' 6547. I guess I need to put Malberry Sqeezins in my truck, instead of dippin my hat in th' horse droft. It may run better. Here's "Rocket Man". Enjoy!
Briscoe Darling Jr.

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6549: Aw, BIG aint the word for it!! Are we gona have a party, Allan?
- Hazel

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6550: Hey, all my new friends on the Porch and welcome, Emily. I think you will find this Porch a friendly place to be. I found that out real quick.
To all of you wonderful people, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! This Porch must have a direct prayer line to Heaven! My daughter came home safe and sound last night and in time for supper with the whole family no less (older daughter and family came over for *Chinese* that we cooked up ourselves). I'd say that's quite a miracle how she just came home and we all just sat down to supper together. The Lord is good. Later after the rest of the family left, she talked a bit about how stupid she had been and how these new 'friends' are the same as all of these types have been and how they were only interested in themselves as they always are. She admitted that she has been just like them. I pray that the truth is finally dawning on her. Fun Girl, thank you so much for all your concern and encouragement from a personal perspective. I really appreciate your and everyone's concerns. So many of you have shown your caring that it has kept me up and even though I wasn't up to staying long enough to respond, I did read your uplifting posts... thank you wonderful people. God must have sent me here just in the nick of time.. and I just thought I was coming here for the fun of it! Little did I know He had other plans. Well, we and daughter will work things out .. just don't stop praying for us cause apparently you have some powerful prayers!
BTW, I think I'm closing in on a name. Should be soon. To all of the Porch.. (((((HUGS))))) You are all in my prayers for all your needs. This morning's cup of coffee was much enjoyed. I think I owe you all a special treat of cinnamon coffee cake real soon!
~Mayberry Fan~

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6551: Good for you MayberryFan I'm glad you like this place so, it is like a 2nd home here ain't it? That was some mighty fine juggin' Briscoe but I couldn't hear it like I used to be able to on the 'old' porch, wonder what causes that? Well the band is coming over in a bit for practice & I better get the 'crocks' all set out fer 'em. BTW we will be playing 'Dooley' tonight, the crowd just loves that song! Lots of Andy fans out there that you don't even know about til you play a song from the show, last time we even heard someone from the dance floor holler~"Ever-body on the truck!" I like to have busted a gut grinnin!

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6552: Thats wonderful news MayberryFan. Glad she is home. This is a great place full with some great people.
Have fun singing Mavis. Do old 14-A for them. See what happens then:)


April 27, 2002 - Msg 6553: (((((Mayberry Fan and daughter))))) I'm am so glad Mayberry Fan. I know things will go well. Remember the mustard seed parable? Well I have faith that things will work out. Prayers do get answered here. if you have time look in the archives and see all of the answered prayers. Salty Dogs cousin, good news after Romeenas surgery, and many many more. By the way, that cake sounds delish. YUM
Briscoe, now I have Dooley stuck in my head! :) We call that a SOD(song of the day)around here.
Good to see you back.
NEW NEIGHBOR!! Welcome home! Hope you get settled soon. Congratulations. Hopefully we'll be building soon. Need to sell this "barn" first. Can't wait to get started.
Mavis, have a good time tonight. I know the band will sound great.
Charlotte Tucker, I'll be checking out the website. Homemaker, thanks for your website too. I've never heard of that one. Anxious to check that one out. We've homeschooled for 5yrs., so if I can 'hep' anybody (or anybody has any advice) let me know.
Asa, how exciting about all of the babies! What a neat story. Seems like we need some good news around here. Did you see them on your trip? How old are they now? It's so good to have you back.
Hey Emily, pull you a chair up and rock a spell! Thanks for postin'. Come back soon, o.k.
Well, see ya'll at Sunday School tomorrow.Nite--Helen

April 27, 2002 - Msg 6554: Hey Hazel..I don't know about a party but it would be a WONDERFUL day for folks (if they'd like to) to share what the porch has meant to them over the years or some such thoughts as that. Just a thought.


April 27, 2002 - Msg 6555: Floyd, (I mean, Allan) yer an inspiration. I'll start workin on my memoirs right away.
- Hazel

Barney: "Heaven to Barney Fife'll be a place like a big front porch where I can sit, rock and talk to friends."

April 28, 2002 - Msg 6556: Good Sabbath porch.
Sounds like an outstanding idea Floyd. I'll be thinking on what to say.
Hope everyone has a great Sabbath.(((all)))


April 28, 2002 - Msg 6557: Hello all! All of my music is from th' hort. That means all my music pages is gone. I jus' hafta wing it from here on out. Time fer: "Ebo Walker". Play it a 'purty now a Boys. Here we go.
Hey ta':
An' everyone!
Briscoe Darling Jr.

April 28, 2002 - Msg 6558: Morning porch, how is everyone? Glad your daughter came home Maybery Fan. Prayer sure can change things. I am sorry I didn't get to post last night. Didn't get home till 3. The races were long last night. We saw one flip over 4 times! Driver was OK. 3 caught on fire several wrecks and more fights than last week on "wrasslin". One right on the track!! I think everyone was in a fihting mood last night. But no one in our team was involved in them. Well I am heading over to our friends garage. See yall later--Salty Dog

April 28, 2002 - Msg 6559: Mornin' Porchsters: It's raining here on my porch-- but that's ok... We needed it. It is so good to be "home" on the porch after all these weeks. I have missed the chats, prayer requests, and laughs from the family. Thanks for all the support we have felt over these difficult times. Helen-- about building a house-- DON'T DO IT!!! (Just kidding.. but make sure your marriage is anchored first !) Come on over for a cookout. The skys are clearing and the sun is peaking out. The Bar-B-Que is hot and the burgers and steaks are ready. Just pull up a rocker and lets get caught up on the news. ~New Neighbor

April 28, 2002 - Msg 6560: Morning, everyone.

April 28, 2002 - Msg 6561: Hey NN I will be right over!--Salty Dog

April 28, 2002 - Msg 6562: Food sounds good, new neighbor. Good news about your daughter, Mayberry Fan. Hey to Emily. Come back and post again, ya hear? Asa, you need to reread post 6525--that hug was especially for you. What d'ya mean I forgot to hug ya? Ever'body on the truck, that's a good one, Mavis. Pure TAGS there. Those are the moments that only us porchsters can appreciate! Good Sabbath.
Charlotte Tucker

P.S. Miss Bishop—Miss Mayberry. Priceless!

April 28, 2002 - Msg 6563: To Mayberry Fan--He's an on time God, YES HE IS!
I love all the eps with the Darlings on them.
A couple weeks ago for our church talent night Little Opie and my sister and I got up and did a lip synch to "Man of Constant Sorrow." and we rocked the house. (Not the sanctuary of course)
The folks in the fellowship room were rolling. Little Opie is as big a ham is his mother is. I think for the next one I am gonna get my darling boys and Little Opie and we will lip synch "Wrapped Up in You" by Garth Brooks. I think it would just be to cute.
Happy and Mrs. Weeze, I was raised going to church on Saturday too. I am a non practicing member of the Seventh Day Adventist church. I don't know if I got lazy or what, but I do believe in God and I know that he works miracles in our lives every day. I go to church occasionally and participate in alot of church related activities and help out with Pathfinders. I graduated from Indiana Academy in 1981 and attended Southern College in Chattanoonga for two years. Kinda would like to know where you stand with the church and some of your feelings on the subject, so if you want your could look me up in the cutlass and we could email a little bit.
That's all for now. Glad to hear that Briscoe is safe and sound.
Fun Girl

April 28, 2002 - Msg 6564: Nite Porch, see yall in the morning--Salty Dog

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6565: Morning Porch - MayberryFan - we all thank The Lord for your answered prayers, He's so good to us! Glad to see Briscoe made it over the Robert E. Lee natural bridge - we was worried over ya. That BBQ sure was nice NN, thanks for the invite! Floyd, that's a fine idea, I'll be thinking of what I'll say on the porch's birthday..."Ladies and Gentlemen, honoured guests, friends and neighbors. I stand before you a humble man, full of humbleness and humility..."

Speaking of birthday....it's BIG. Awww, big ain't the word for it. Never ever thought I'd live to see 4-0!

~ Mrs. Wiley

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6566: Special breakfast for the porch: Eggs your way, MEAT, biscuts, gravy, cinamon rolls, fresh OJ, coffee and tea with wild honey. Y'all come!

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6567: Happy Birthday, Mrs. Wiley!
- Hazel

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6568: Mornin porch. Been gone but I'm back. Took mamma down to Nashville to visit her sister. Went to Chattanooga to help my oldest son move back home. He is in the process of transfering to the University of Tennessee. Then had a friend from Virginia come to town and we just had to play golf. Things have finally calmed down and I hope I can stay at home for a while. Thanks for the breakfast and coffee.

The Rock

"I remember that about your mother." (Andy)

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6569: Today is your birthday Mrs.Wiley? Well that is so cool. Happy birthday to you. I hope you have a wonderful day and a better year. May God bless.
Hope everyone else has a good day. Is Salty cooking breakfast today?
Thanks Charlotte. ((((Charlotte))))
Good to see ya Briscoe.
Well off to work cause I don't know any better.



April 29, 2002 - Msg 6570: Happy Birthday to you, Missis Wi--ley! Thanks for the hug, Asa. Can always use one of them. I take it you saw the Peg shows yesterday. Me too. "I don't know. I stepped on a lot of 'em in my time but I don't know as I ever ate one." (snails) Forgive me if i misquote. Thanks for the breakfast whoever was cookin'. It's delicious but where 's the TATERS? Time to get typin'.
Charlotte Tucker

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6571: Breakfast a'la'Morelli (~ Mrs. Wiley) Thanks for the well wishes y'all! (((((Porchpals))))) Took the day off, now I'm headin to the Mall, then the beach, and all the free birthday things I can find (Baskin Robins for a C>, Village Inn for a piece of pie, and Morelli's for dinner - free pounded steak!)

~ Mrs. Wiley

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6572: Wouldn't ya know it, Mrs. Wiley. We take you uptown and you want to do everything.
- Hazel

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6573: Morning porch, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mrs. WILEY!!! You have a good day lady, you deserve it. Well Asa, I must not know any better either cause I gotta go to work again too. Oh well yall have a good one and act like ya got some smarts. See ya later--Salty Dog

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6574: Mornin', everybody! Been away for the weekend, but am back and caught up on the posts. Mayberry Fan, that's great news about your daughter. Glad she's home, and it sounds like, at least at this moment, she's ready to try to get things fixed. Hang in there.
Emily, we're glad to have you. You'll hear some serious conversations here on this porch, but don't let it scare you. That's just life, honey. You'll hear some crazy, fun, and loving things here too, and again, that's life.
De§, you're right. One of these days we'll have to meet when I'm down in Fredbg. Had my dad with me this time, wouldn't have been a good time, but someday. BTW, if you're in Fredbg this summer, stop at a place called "Take the Wrap" and get yourself the best "wrap" sandwich you ever flapped your lips over! They operate out of a trailer parked in front of Pardi's, which is closed down. There are picnic tables set up under a huge oak, or you can take the food to go. They're out on the east end of Main Street, on the north side of the street, in case you don't know where Pardi's was. Next door to Mamacita's. Gooooooooood!!!
Prayers for all of our friends and neighbors. Lots of troubles these days, but lots of blessings, too. Well, got a cleaning lady coming, gonna get the tile dust shoveled out of here today before something sprouts and takes root in it. Have a great Mayberry day. Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6575: Oh! Happy Birthday to Mrs. Wiley. I won't sing today, for which you can thank me anytime.--Romeena

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6576: Happy Birthday Mrs. Wiley..
Great News Mayberry Fan. . .
I had a lond post written the other nite but I had a word that I couldn't use and my computer is so old that I can't go back once I type so I gave up for the evening.
Fun Girl - try contacting Drexler and Associates in Indy (they are an audiological place with great people) - they do Fast Forward I think. I have never heard it done with hearing impaired kids before but it may work.
Spent Saturday at a goat auction and the only thing we bought were cokes and popcorn and candy - no goats! Yesterday we tatooed goats and worked in the flower bed with goat residue (manure for you country folks). My roses should be dandy this year!
((((((hugs for those who need and those who don't)))))

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6577: Fine Citizens of Mayberry:

Making a observation that most of the porchsters here hail from south of the Mason-Dixon line. Is this Yankee (Minnesotan)a part of a northern minority on the porch?
I notice alot of southern euphuisms that this 100% Swede doesn't allows get.

Just wondering.

Mayor Pike

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6578: Hello friends. Happy birthday Mrs. Wiley. Time fer: "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot. Here we go.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
Hey ta':
Fun Girl
Mayor Pike
Mrs. Wiley
An' everyone!

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6579: Alright Briscoe, Gordon is great.
Goat residue? Thats good Homemaker.
How's that birthday coming Mrs. Wiley? Hope yer having fun.
I'm from the north to Mayor. Just a pretnder southener. I ain't even ate a ramp before.:)


April 29, 2002 - Msg 6580: Hey Porch - the festivities continue...(thanks fer not singin Ro - hey to Plum). Hazel, I try to behave, but I don't get uptown much. Can't take me anywhere.

Residue. huh huh huhuhuh.

~ Mrs. Wiley

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6581: Hey to the Porch and Happy Birthday to Mrs. Wiley! Every year is a gift from God isn't it? At church yesterday, I picked up a card with a prayer on it that I would like to give to all of you for having been so kind to me during my recent troubles:

I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word!
I didn't ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn't mind)
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!
I asked that He'd be near you
At the start of each new day
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way!
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small
But it was for His loving care
I prayed for most of all!

I hope you all enjoy this prayer that I mean especially for you. You are all precious.

We and daughter are working things out...doing alot of talking and it is helping. One of the things we are going to do is the Bible study (here on this site) together.

Okay, I've decided on a 'name'.... "Clara Johnson" one of my favorite characters. Has anyone already picked it? If not, that's what I'll take. ~formerly.. Mayberry Fan~

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6582: Clara Johnson, why I thank that sounds a pretty as a prize winnin' rose! You picked a good 'un, and as far as I know it's not taken, but then again,I don't post everywhere. I hear the other site can get a mite testy over those names. Ain't that right Aunt Bea? Thanks for the prayer, it was beautiful and I needed that today.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. WILEY!HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I just had to make your day complete Mrs. Wiley! If I did that in Indiana, it would be against the law. They have a law that says you can't sing off key, and I can't sing a lick, not a lick! Here in Alabama (FYI, Mayor Pike) I just couldn't bring you an ice cream cone in my hip pocket! Glad your gettin' your free one! Any birthday that ends in "0" is always BIG! Enjoy your day!
We come from all over the place Mayor Pike, I think that the TAGS show "rubs off" on a lot of us 'uns. But me, I get mine natural like, since I'm from the "Heart of Dixie"!
Well see ya'll later.--Helen

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6583: Mayor Pike, Sugarplum and I are from Texas. I'm actually from South Texas, so guess that qualifies me as a Southerner. We live in North Texas now, but no how is that to be construed as being a Northerner! (heehee) Besides being a Texan, I'm from the country, so I'm just a froghair away from being a Southern belle. Just what Southern euphemisms were strange to you? We'd be proud to explain - all you gotta do is ask.--Romeena

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6584: Hey homemaker, I hope that goat residue you were refering to wasn't from a loaded goat. Jimmy hasn't been wandering out your way lately has he?
Helen, I think Clara Johnson is a good name too, but I think it's much prettier than a prize winning rose. Why, I think it's as pretty a prize winning pickle. (Not a kerosene cucumber of course!)Ha Ha Ha
Fun Girl

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6585: Well slap the dog and spit in the fire!! Mayor Pike, What southern sayings would be hard to understand?? Iffn there is something that you dont understand just ask us. We'd be proud as punch to tell ya. And you'd be as welcome as the flowers in May. Well Clara I think that is a fine name. Just as purty as a speckled pup. Well as yall can tell I am right smacky dab in the middle of the south. So any of them sayings you hear I am sure I heard em before. Yall have a good evenin and I'll see yall later--Salty Dog

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6586: Happy Birthday Mrs. Wiley.
I have a few prayer requests. Mama, a little under the weather, nothing serious, but her brother had a stroke (2nd in one year's time, bad heart attack 12 years ago),but it appears he is blind in one eye from it. Also, though it didn't effect his limbs, he is too weak to walk. His wife has cancer, so he has to be able to walk when he gets out of the hospital or he will have to go to a nursing facility. also my great aunt fell and broke her 91 year old shoulder. Probably will have to go to a nursing home, no children. The people caring for her now are elderly and have other responsibilities. And my 8 year old niece who went blind temporarily about 6 weeks ago, was complaining with her eye hurting tonight.
I am sorry to hear about all the sick children. It is sad. No child should be sicker than Opie was with his tonsilitis.
I'm a southern belle here in NC. Lots of folks say I sound more southern than a North Carolinian should be.
Miss Ellie
"EVerybody on the truck".

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6587: Nite porch, prayers for your family Miss Ellie. What part of NC you from? I am in the western tip close to TN. I bet we sound prety much the same!! See yall in the morning--Salty Dog

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6588: Nite all--Helen

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6589: HI ALL. Will it bin cold for today and rain to.HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS WILEY and May you be prayer with all the love from your friend and family.

April 29, 2002 - Msg 6590: Prayers for all your family, Miss Ellie.
Mayor Pike, I'm from waaay out west... California. But, I'm from the Central Valley which is not at all like most people think of California. It's agricultural and most of the towns are rural farm or cattle towns. The town I live in is called 'the Cowboy Capital of the World' and has one of the biggest rodeos I'm told. We also are surrounded by dairies on the south, cattle ranches on the east and north, and orchards on the west. Fresno, our third largest city is still known for being the "raisin capital" of the world! Our fourth largest city, Bakersfield, is known as the 'Nashville of the West' because it apparently has contributed more than a few country singers. Basically, it's a conservative, 'Bible-belt' area here and has a bit of a 'southern' feel probably due to the many, many folks who migrated here from Oklahoma and Kansas during the "Dust Bowl" of the '30's. What tickles me is how you can go to a Chinese restaurant here and hear Country music... they play it everywhere here! Even my daughter listens to it. Well, that's just a little more than you were asking about Mayor, but you know how it is when you ask a question of a rural, small towner who always has time to 'jaw' a while!
Good Night, Porch. Tomorrow I'm bringing that coffee cake I promised.... matter of fact, it's appropriately named "Cowboy Coffee Cake". See you then.
~Clara Johnson~ (formerly Mayberry Fan)

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6591: Mayor Pike- although southern at heart - I be from the Hoosier state - the one that told Bobby Knight to move south:) Sorry IU fans but I just love UK:) See the south rises again.
The blueberry muffins are in the oven and the tea is ready and there is a little instant cappuchino there in a can, help yourself - don't wake the boys, I'll be in the shower so just ake yourself at home - gracious living - yep that what it is - gracious living!

Everyone have a fine day here on the porch and Mayor Pike - watch our for the loons:)


Is everyone getting r eady for the big porch celebration. . .it is getting closer. . .it's big, it's going to be big!

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6592: Good Morning, porch. Say, I had a idea that come to me in the middle of the night. I think Allan suggested it first and some others have mentioned it too, so it's really not all my idea. As we know, May 2nd is the one year anniversary of the porch. That's this Thursday. How about everyone that checks in on that day say where they are from; how long they've been on the porch (the old porch and this new one); how they found their way to the porch; and maybe a favorite line from the show or favorite episode or something. And why we like the porch. I think it's a good idea. Might work!
Prayers for Miss Ellie. Hey to Clara Johnson - glad you settled on a name.
- Hazel

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6593: Homemaker - we were posting at the same time, didn't see you! Good morning.
- Hazel

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6594: Morning Porch. Way early for me this morning, but I've got a full day planned. Good to be busy I reckon.
Nice to see you with a name Clara Johnson. Glad your daughter is back home.
Prayers for you Miss Ellie.
Prayers for you Tom.
You working today Salty Dog? If not, how about some lunch?
Hey Helen, whats up?
Hi Romeena and SugarPlumb. Hope you have a better work at week dear.
Well I'm off to you know where. Later friends.


BARNEY: You liked that little kiss, didn't you?
ANDY: Well it felt better than a mules nose.

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6595: Well shoot Hazel and Homemaker, neither one of was there when I started either. A big howdy to you all. Great idea Hazel. I just love a party.


April 30, 2002 - Msg 6596: Mornin porch. I too am a southener. Born and bred in Tennessee. Asa and Mayor Pike don't ya'll fret none about not living cheer. Southen hain't so much as a place as it is a state of mind. Not every body can be lucky enough to live rat cheer. And yes we can read and we do wear shoes. (sometimes) Coffee and tea are ready, whar is that Cowboy Coffee Cake you promised Clara Johnson? Maybe it's, as my ole daddy would say, "up in under that thar table."

The Rock

"That's a great plan Barney, win your girl and lose your eye." (Andy)

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6597: Homemaker, Hazel and Asa, I'm goin to have to tie a bell around your neck. I didn't hear ya'll come in.

The Rock

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6598: Mornin porch... Got in about 1:30 this mornin. Seems a lot of subjects was milled over while I was gone. Good to be back.. Hey to all.. Ms Wezee
Lot o luck to you and yers.

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6599: Morning porch. Must be late this morning looks like everyone done come and left. Hazel,I like yer idea. Lets go for it. Hey Rock, you actually wear shoes?? I gotta agree with ya though. It is a state of mind. But we are basically nice people. Just a little crazy once in a while. Welcome back Ms. Wezee and Tom too. Asa, I gotta work today but tomorrows good. Well see yall later--Salty Dog

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6600: Good morning again. . .Been working, working, working. . .calling parents, setting schedules, getting ready for the end of the year hubabaloo!

Glad you found shoes Rock - my brother lives in TN and shoes are optional for him, but his wife, well - she never was the outdoorsy type (she would not, could not handle goat residue:)) -

The Cowboy Coffee Cake was delish - now did you post the recipe (hint) - I lkie the name Clara on you - it looks good on you.

Did anyone catch PBS last nite and the show "Frontier House?" It was great - three couples are now living in Montana as if it were 1883. The couple from Malibu seems to be having the hardest time (hasn't mowed his own yard in 16 years and just had a mansion built before the show was taped). It is great!

Oh well - break is over. . .


April 30, 2002 - Msg 6601: Afternoon porch. I saw that show homemaker. Can't wait for tonight to see more of it. It's a real eye-opener ain't it? Yea, the family from Malibu is struggling some. Guess we'll see how they make out. Very good show though.


April 30, 2002 - Msg 6602: Asa - I read in Newsweek that the Malibu family and the Tn family are still at odds. The Malibu man said the Tn woman had a very sad life:) Oh well. . .I think they both need soe porch activities like baseball playing, chair rocking and ice cream making before they take on 1883!
It's a dandy afternoon here in Indiana - the sun is shing and no rain. . .yet!


P.S, School is out for the day!

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6603: oops, I think I hit one too many squeezin's for th end of the day - that is the sun in shining!

April 30, 2002 - Msg 6604: Hello friends! I'm gonna jug th' "Sunshine Song". Don't that jus' clutch ya'? Feel free to sang a long. Here we go.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
Hey ta':
An' evertone!

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6605: Hey Folks,
We're in the process of changing servers here at TAGSRWC.com and that's why we had a few strange things happen over the last day or so. Hopefully, everything will be just fine from here on out. --Allan

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6606: Hey to BDjr....can you get mandolin sounds from that jug? You CAN?
How about a little "Something So Feminine About A Mandolin" by J. Buffett?


"You don't think I can get banjer sounds from this thing?
A man's enti tled to his opinion..."
(had to put a space in there..it got censored otherwise...)

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6607: Hey Jelsik...Sorry about the "entitled" problem. I fixed it.
--Allan (a.k.a. Floyd)

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6608: Hey Porch! Thanks for the report Floyd, thought I was going goofey (home w/flu) seeing 2001 porch postings! Glad it's all fixed up before the BIG anniversary.

Thanks to all for the prayers and B'day wishes, you folks are just like family. *snif* Prayers going out to all those who have asked, esp. Miss Ellie's family - seems like alot of serious issues needing The Lord's attention. That was a lovely prayer Clara, congrats on the new name!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "Mayberry's mighty nice this time of year, alot of friends..."

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6609: Boy...things are quite. I guess we're still having problems with the server change in that everybody may not be able to get to "this" location. That should all fix itself within 24-48 hours.

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6610: GOOD AFTERNOON Porchsters!
It's working fine for me Allan. . .one more day until the Andyversary. . .I am so excited. . .got a cake made and everything . . .might crank some ice cream for this speshal okashun!


have a dandy afternoon!


May 01, 2002 - Msg 6611: Good Morning Porch! Glad I could get back here... I was in a time warp for a while stuck in 2001! Well, at least my coffee cake made it through! Hope you all enjoyed it... I'll bring the recipe next time I come back. Rock, if you missed it, there's plenty more... I'll bring it by again tomorrow. Sure sorry to have missed those delicious sounding blueberry muffins and that good capachino though, Homemaker. Maybe you could make it again for those who got lost in the time warp?
Hey to Ms. Wezee.. glad you are back.
Like your idea on the celebration Hazel. Shall we wear our Sunday best -- Hollywood style?
Salty Dog, I don't wear shoes much either... must be the Ozark in me! I was adopted and raised here in California, but my birth certificate says my natural mother was from Missouri. Maybe that's why you can find me barefootin' to bluegrass! I guess it's true you can't take the country out of the boy (or girl!) even if it's in California.
Well, so far so good on the new name... I guess no one has picked it for their own yet.
Enjoyed the sing-a-long, Briscoe. As a matter of fact, I just received my Dillards (Darlin Boys) CD and listened to it last night. Hubby and I were havin a great foot stompin time!
Prayers continue for all those who need them. Have a great Mayberry Day, Porch Pals!
~Clara Johnson~ (formerly Mayberry Fan for anyone who has't caught up yet)

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6612: Well I posted this morning I even sang Salty Dog but now I dont see it. And it ha posted this morning. Now if that aint telling me something is wrong with my singing I dont know what is. Oh well Happy Anniversary Eve yall. Back home from work. Got a Boston Butt in the slow cooker since about 5 this morning. (Right before I posted) and gonna have some BBQ. Got Macaroni and Cheese and tater salad and all kinds of good stuff. Yall are more than welcome to come over. See yall later--Salty Dog.

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6613: Salty Dog, That sure sounds goood! 'Specially the tater salad. Been having a cravin' for that lately. I'll be on over before supper time!
I was in the warp last nite. I was just gettin' excited about being a year younger and everything. Oh well.--Helen

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6614: Let's see SD- if I have the right directions to your house. . .yep make a left at the tree, hang a right at the flag pole by the school - go out past Myers lake and your the first place on the right, is that my right or your right? Can i bring the youngin's - they just love tater salad:)

Little Opie wants to talk on here too. . .

So I need to go. . .


May 01, 2002 - Msg 6615: Shazam! It's good to see all yer faces! I only checked in once yesterday and I was in the twilight zone. Only Hazel and Jelsik were there drinkin' hard cider! Hazel had a great quote though (I think it was Hazel?) "I ain't in and I ain't out!" Made me LOL. I can't believe how far I had to go back to catch up! Good thing I showed up when I did or I mighta missed the party tomorrow! That wouldn't be no good. Lots of work done on the books today. Hope to mail them off tomorrow. Love your name Clara, I'm ready for some sweet tea and spicy talk. Enjoy your Butt, Salty Dog! (Forgive me if that sounds sorta crude.) Good evenin'
Charlotte Tucker

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6616: Evening porch! My miss a day or two & I miss all kinds of things! We been as busy as a cat's tail in a room full of rocking chairs here at the Neff household, trying to get this band stuff all together & what not, add the garden & all the regular everyday chores to the mix & I'm plumb wore out!! Just wanted to say hey to ever'body & see what ya'll was up to.

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6617: hello all mayberry fans ,i am a big fan also....

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6618: Hi lil Opie, we's glad to have you posting with us! ~ Mrs. Wiley

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6619: Girls, are you going to wear earrings tomorrow for the party?
- Hazel

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6620: Charlotte, come on over for that sweet tea and spicy talk any ole time! I'll be sure to always bring some to the porch and the talk is always sure to be 'spicy'!

Lil Opie, welcome, welcome, welcome. Come to our party tomorrow!

I don't know, Hazel... do you think they wear them in the City? And how about wearing our Sunday Best Hollywood style? I think we should... we'll all look *gud nuff to git berred*!!!
As I see it, the question is: Who's bringin the vittles to the party tomorrow? I'll bring that Cowboy Coffee Cake and some of my prize winning pickles... no kerosene, I promise because I use just a pinch more allspice!

Well, good night Porch. Better to get to bed early so we can get an early start for tomorrow's festivities... oh, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait!
~Clara Johnson~

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6621: Hey yall, hope everyones ready for the party tomorrow.I can bring my churn and make homemade ice cream. But if any of yall see Lillian tell her not to bring meatballs. They're terrible. I guess we could use them for badmitton. Hey hows about a softball game for old times sake? I got 2 days off and I am in the party mood. See yall later. This is like Christmas Eve. I'm so excited I may not sleep. --Salty Dog

"They's all keyed up"

May 01, 2002 - Msg 6622: I wont even go home tonight. I'll just sleep right cheer!--SD

May 02, 2002 - Msg 6623: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PORCH! ~ Mrs. Wiley

May 02, 2002 - Msg 6624: Happy 1st Andyversary to the porch!!

May 02, 2002 - Msg 6625: Mornin porch. IT'S PARTY TIME. I've got the crock cleaned out and ready to go. Ain't had time to fix coffee or tea, been testing the spring water in the crock to make sure it is just right. So put that in your smipe and poke it. Dang crock must have a leak in it, it's empty again. I'll check back later after I fill it.

The Rock

"1" (engraved on the back of computer)

May 02, 2002 - Msg 6626: "What's the mattter with Floyd?
He's all-right!!"

Thanks for the Porch, Floyd...you know what you are?
You're a..a...prince, that's what you are..a real prince..


Rock: "that's nice..that's....nice"
Porch: "Read it Rock, what's it say?"
Rock: "Says....1"

May 02, 2002 - Msg 6627: Happy Birthday to the porch. One year old today. And what a great year it has been. It has been my privilege and honor to have been here. I have met some wonderful folks and bonded some lifetime friendships here. Thanks to Allan for providing this forum to escape the tough realities of the real world. I remember how we all felt after 9/11 and came on here with our fears and concerns and our love for each other and our country. What a great thing it was and still is to be able to come here and enjoy one another.
And a big thank you to all of you who reside here on the porch. Thank you for your friendship, love and concern. Thank you for your prayers in my behalf when I have requested them. But most of all, thank you for your friendship. I love you folks and think of you much during the day.
There are several here on the porch I know that are facing health issues and others who are facing personel problems. My prayers go out to each of you, and I know that you will all survive your crisis and bounce back stronger.
Thanks again Allan and Porch buddies. Here's to another great year ahead.

Love Asa

May 02, 2002 - Msg 6628: Happy Anniversary, porch! Like Andy said to Opie, "it's hard for me to tell you just how much you do mean to me 'cause you're a part of me". Thanks to Floyd, for putting together this porch and fixin it when it's broke. Thanks to all of the posters here. I started posting around the 3rd week in May, and officially became Hazel on June 14th, 2001. Thanks to Mavis, Floyd, Rafe and Charleene for helping me pick out a name and making me feel welcome. The Andy Griffith Show has always been so much a part of my life, and it's so great to be able to talk to people that feel the same way about it as I do! We make each other laugh with funny lines from the show, or just talk about the story lines. In the year I've been here, I feel like we've been thru a lot. We had a girls softball team (thanks to coach Asa, and Rock, for dressing up like a girl and being our catcher); Asa and Salty Dog invented the Asalty Dog, better known as the AD-2K, and helped many of us with our bad backs. (I never did get my pay for that informercial I did). We had a wild party at the first of the year (boy, Romeena can really dance!). Like Asa said, we consoled each other after September 11th. Many of us feel comfortable enough to ask for prayers. We've even had one or two people pass through, call us a bunch of snobs, and then leave. All we can do is keep trying to give each other someone to talk to, and support each other. And have fun while we are doing it. I guess my time is up. Thanks, everyone.
- Hazel

We defy the Mafia!