June 02, 2002 - Msg 7238: This is my first visit and I love this place!
Best to all of you, now I am going to have a bedtime slice of watermelon. No foolin'!
-Uncle Bil

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7239: Morning, everybody. Nice to meet you, Uncle Bil. We'll have to give you a door prize or something, since the very first time you posted, you made the porch sweep!
- Hazel

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7240: Welcome to town, Uncle Bil! You got the porch swept on your first posts. I bet that might have made you think you did something wrong. The porch "sweeps" itself automatically when it gets a certain size and places the old posts in the "Archives."

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7241: Morning Porch. Almost didn't recognise the place with it all swept up. Welcome to Uncle Bil. This is the place to be alright.
Hey Salty, prayers for you dear in whatever your needs may be.
How are you Hazel? I was thinking of you when I was out weeding my garden the other day, and all the fun we would have when I would weed your place with my 9 iron. I found my aim, if you are game. Heck, you looked kind of cute with yer eyes crossed. Besides they went normal after about 8 months anyway. Let me know.
Gotta go to work so I can keep up with the Neff's.
Ya'll have a great day.



June 03, 2002 - Msg 7242: Good Morning Porch!! Hazel, I finally figured out who your character was last night, sorry I'm so slow. ("That will be all, thank you Hazel.") You play that piano so nicely! I sure am tickled to be seeing all these epps that I haven't seen since I was a kid. Dontcha just love the way they carry a joke over several eppisodes? Like Andy fooling Barney into thinking he "set around" with Juanita? "She's everybody's Juanita!"

~ Mrs. Wiley

Andy Taylor - you're real funny alright. HO HO, HA HA!

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7243: Mornin' porchsters! Busy weekend. Didn't ya just love Sunday's best last night? Boy, can those Mayberrians sing! How about Clara and Aunt Bea's singin' on TV? What a hoot! "Was that last year Bea?" "No, that was two years ago, Clara." "No, Bea, I believe that was last year." "No, Clara, it was two years ago, Don't you remember, last year was the poem?" OnTV! Put me in stitches! Aren't they great? Lots to do. Looks like ya'll been busy gabbin' without me. Hazel, to be honest, I didn't know who ya was either, till now! Any new female porchster oughta pick up Eleanora Poultice for a handle. That's quite a catchy name! Hey to Uncle Bil. Sam Scott, I understand your quest and as far as I'm concerned the porch would be a decent place to find a companion, but Dixie Belle is only 19. May-December, May-December. How's the guy-watch anyway, Dixie Belle?
Charlotte Tucker

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7244: Morning Porch, you know the weekend sure does go by quicker when you are off. What causes that? Hope yall have as good of a weekend as I did. Other than a little sunburn it was pretty good. Well Hazel I always thought you took your name from the chicken. When Andy had to throw the man out of his house,then they found that bond that was worth so much money, you know. He was clearing a place for Andy to sit down and said shoo Hazel or something. Oh well, yall have a good Monday if there is such a thing. What has happened to our Rock? Has he left? Do we need to call in the squad or put out an APB? Hope he's all right. Wheres DB too? Anything happen on GW02 this weekend? He to Asa and Mrs. Wiley, Hazel and welcome to Uncle Bil, you will like it here. See yall after work--Salty Dog

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7245: Hey to Charlotte, we posted at the same time!--SD

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7246: Hey to the porch. Nothing much new here. Just wanted to check in. Sounds like everyone is having a great summer so far. I am feeling so good these days. My doctor changed my medicine and it's got me feeling like a spring chicken.(We're not spring chickens any more, ya know Bee.)
Now where is Rock. I am kinda worried about him too. Hope he wasn't misbehaving and Mrs. Rock had to hit him over the head with a frying pan. Hey to all and hey to my buddy Briscoe Darling Jr. Hope you can make it across the Robert E. Lee natural bridge this summer. So glad the Mrs. Wiley is coming along so well. Hey to Romeena and Sugar Plum. Aren't ya glad that school is out, homemaker? DB I know you are anxious about the guy watch situation and I know that you probably don't want to hear this, but God is an on time God. He'll be there right on time.

"But don't the trees seem nice and full."
Fun Girl

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7247: Good morning ducky! How is evray lit-el thang?

Went & saw Spiderman Sat. It was pretty good but I gotta tell ya...... we ate steak before hand and it was so good I almost teared up!

Guywatch '02 Update: Haven't seen nor heard from the Josh dude yet. Thet's alright. All things come in due time. Did find out that half the county knows that I was sweet on the other one (Mason). Kind of embarassing but hey I'll live it's happened before.

Our preacher is leaving so please remember my church.

welcome to Uncle Bil!

gotta go


Miss Dixie Belle

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7248: ......kinda quiet today.........

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7249: CT..Thanx fer expalining to Sam Scott. I didn't want to say anything....

Fun Girl .... I prmise to be patient!


June 03, 2002 - Msg 7250: Your right msg 7248. I like to sing a bit when it gets to quiet around here... Allow me.
METHEY...METHEY...METHEYYYYYYY... OUCH got my jaw muscles hurting.

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7251: Whoops, that were me,



Hi Asa,
~ Mrs. Wiley

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7253: Salty, you are so right about my name. I'm named after the chicken, not the piano player. I can't play the piano, not a lick. I'm a fine person in a lot of ways, but I just can't play the piano. Not a lick. Also, I had a pet chicken as a kid, so I wanted the same name as the chicken. Asa, I still don't have all my memory back from that blow to my head last summer, so I guess I've forgotten how bad it hurt. So I reckon you can come over and weed for me. Thanks.
- Hazel

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7254: Hello Porchsters: Just got the oldest of the brood out of High School yesterday. Been busy with the cookouts, parties, and family visiting. (There are plenty of leftovers if'n anybodys interested.) Asa- did your young'un get finished yet? Sure makes ya feel old. Wonder what causes that? Somethin' about a front porch that makes a real enjoyable visit with relatives. Chewin' and chattin' , yep, that's the fun of it. Well, gotta get the young'uns off the the tub. Sure can find a pile of dirt to wrastle in. (I bet building a new house would give ya a pile of dirt!!!) Glad to read the postings. ~New Neighbor

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7255: Hello porch! Welcome Uncle Bill. I've been so busy lately don't have much time to stop and say HEY! Miss y'all ...Ellen Brown

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7256: Hey Ellen Brown, long time no see. Don't be a stranger.
Hey N.N. Yer way to much a stranger too. You best be joining us more or else... My youngun has her big night tomorrow night. Then we take her out to eat and then she is off to an all night school sponsered slumber party.
Hey Mrs. Wiley, I think you and I is in harmony. I declare we should go on the road.
OK Hazel, I'll be over to weed that garden, ya'll best be ready.


June 03, 2002 - Msg 7257: Or else what, Asa? You're not gonna hit N.N. with a leg of lamb, are you?
- Hazel

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7258: Oh no Asa ! I missed your BIRTHDAY, I'm sure it was a great one, you say your 16 ? tehe. God bless you and Happy Belated Birthday . Hey Mavis, I guess you forgot I ask , how do you all get the color in your letters, Floyd can you tell me?? Ellen Brown
lots of luck to you and yers

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7259: evenin all. nice place ya got here

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7260: Boy folks sure are getting fired up tonight aren't they? Threatening with a leg of lamb and golf clubs? Now I am upset! On the TAGS ep tonight wasn't there a part in it where Barney tells Goober to tell Lydia not to hang her head out the window like a dog? Or did I just imagine it? I didn't see it though. Oh well maybe I have been up too long today. Nite porch see yall in the morning!--Salty Dog
P.S.- Congrats to all the proud graduate parents out there!

June 03, 2002 - Msg 7261: evenin porch
Hey to all, congrads to grads. Aunt Bee

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7262: Morning Porch. Thanks Ellen for the birthday wish.
Thats all they understand is a legalamb, Hazel. You should know that.:)
You ain't dreaming Salty, tv land cut that part out and it bugs a lot of us. But they show other parts that I ain't seen in years so I reckon it's better than nothing.
Hey Aunt Bee. Good to see ya.
Msg 7259, grab you a name and a rocker and sit a spell.
Back to work for me.

Anyone want to go to the picture show? It's 3and1/2 clovers.

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7263: Mornin DEARS! You're right Salty - After the outing, I think Andy said something about Lidya hangin' her head out the window like a dog. Also, after Andy and Barney looked for stamps and talked about "splitting up" at the duck pond, Helen and Thel were fixing Thel's hair. Didn't the girls discuss something about the duck pond too? I wish they would run the WHOLE THANG!

Hazel, I stand corrected. I will now remember you as the woman who owned a chicken. :-)

3 cheers for all the young'uns out of school, my lil ones still have 5 and 6 years to go before gradiashun, but it still makes me feel old. Hey to Miss Ellen, Aunt Bee, Chick...I mean Hazel, NN and Asa. Ellen, to figure out how old Asa is, you have to have a patina chart. The shade of green on his bullets will tell you how long he's been sittin outside.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "...and pretty soon you'll be friendly enough to...hold her hand."
Barney: "Halaluiah."

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7264: Asa, I'll go to the picture show with ya... but if it's a G-man movie, don't go Glen Ford-ing it up all over town. ~ Mrs. Wiley

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7265: Mornin'! Sound pretty chipper here on the porch this morning. Hey to Ellen Brown and New Neighbor Aunt Bee, and Fun Girl. Hazel, I too, am glad you cleared up the origin of your name. The chicken it is. No problem, Dixie Belle, I didn't figure you wanted to hurt Sam's feelings. So I tried to "splain" it nice, real nice to him. Hey to Asa. Asa, did you lose Rock somewhere out on the golf course? Is he still over there behind hole #3 looking for his ball? Somebody better hep him. We miss him. Hey to Salty and Mavis. If anyone works in the nursing home or retirement community or knows someone with lots of ideas on those subjects, I'm looking for some authors for a magazine I'm going to be editing for seniors. You can find my e-mail on the Cutlass.
Charlotte Tucker

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7266: Morning porch, it is gonna be a hot one today. When my a/c cuts on before 7 in the morning that aint a good sign. Well we are gonna have to go to this here tv land and tell them a thing or two. That just aint right to cut out the little lines and sayings that make the show what it is. Even the expressions on their faces makes the show for me. Like in the Christmas Story, the look on Ben's face when Barney comes in as Santa Claus is priceless. There are several other instances but I aint got thtat much room. Well what are we gonna do about Rock it aint like him to just up and leave. Hey to CT, Hazel, Mrs.W,Aunt Bee and Asa. I want to go to the picture show too. But if it is one of them scary one I dont want you freaking out on me and Mrs. Wiley ok? See yall later--Salty Dog

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7267: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"
Sorry, it's been awhile....been busy at work....buying a new house....no EXCUSE !
Hope everyone is having a Mayberry kinda day.
"And it's a fun day"(Andy)

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7268: Morning Dovies!

Well...... I'm sleepy. Don't know why jest am. I can't stay long today I have to study for a Biology test so this may be the only time I can stop in today.

Guywatch '02 Update: Nada.... having a lull these days but I have a peculiar feeling that sumpthin's about to bust loose. I'm jest settin' back and waitin' fer it soes I cin be ready fer it! I can feel it coming I just don't know when where or (hehehehehe) WHO.

Guess I better go read about Mitosis, Meosis, DNA, RNA, Gregor Mendel........
Anyone wanna switch lives fer the day?

Gotta Go!


Miss Dixie Belle

PS-- WOOHOOOOOOOOO! Braves are on top of NL East by 2 1/2 games! I'm sooooo proud of my boys!

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7269: Good afternoon porchssters. . .got finished tutoring my own little boy this morning. . .it sounds terrible but I want him prepared for public school kindergarten so we are working, working, working. . .
CT - there is a great series of workbooks out called Summer Bridges - they have them for children up to the 8th grade, also Carson Dellosa makes some wonderful practice books called homework helpers plus on the web, checkout www.schoolexpress.com - an excellent source for worksheets for all ages. Okay I'm done teachering now.

DB - good luck with the gentlemen. . .if you are interested the Darlin's just got $300 and they are all lookin for wives. . .also watch out for owls!

Asa, I think you and Mrs. Wiley should go on the road. . .be sure to take your buckets.

Happy Mayberry Day!


June 04, 2002 - Msg 7270: But what if I needed a buckt wilst they were gone?

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7271: But what if I needed a bucket wilst they were gone?

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7272: whoopsed.... didn't mean to chew my cud twice.... thought I stopped the first one in time..... guess not...

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7273: "fro the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli"

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7274: ther I go. . .dropping my M's again

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7275: Thanks for the tip, homemaker. Funny you should mention Carson D. That's who I just finished writing books for. Anybody got any leads on writers for the senior market yet?
Charlotte Tucker

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7276: Howdy from NC!! This is my first time here. Anyone have any info on some Mayberry Prints by Thad Cox or Mike Johnson? Thanks!! email me at bebeboo62@yahoo.com

June 04, 2002 - Msg 7277: Hey to the porch. Just drinking some lemonade anyone want some? Hey 7276, what part of NC are ya from? I am from NC too. Good place to live. Well hope yall have a good evening. I gots to get in the bed. 5 does come early in the morning. See yall later--Salty Dog

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7278: The cinnamon rolls are in the oven and there is eggs and sausage for those that prefer that. . .and some toast and homemade apple butter on the table. Help ourself, clean up your dishes, and I'll see you when I get out of bed again. . .
And Asa - don't make too uch noise - a girl has to get her beuty sleep when she can:) and some of us need a lot!!


June 05, 2002 - Msg 7279: It is early - I can't spell for nuthin' hm

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7280: Howdy folks, My goodness Homemaker, that sounds like quite the layout. I've never had homemade apple butter before, but I declare if you don't make it sound tantalizing. And as far as the beauty sleep thing is concerned, I doubt you need it:)
Sorry I can't help you out with your request Charlotte. I'm not to well read though.
Well off to do some dragon slaying cause thats the natural order of things.


June 05, 2002 - Msg 7281: HELPFUL HINTS: Asa can't sing with his mouth full.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Thanks for the spread homemaker!!

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7282: Hee hee hee. Very good Mrs. Wiley. Yer a mess is what you are.:)


June 05, 2002 - Msg 7283: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......fooooood! I don't need to eat but since YOU fixed it homemaker I'll eat it ;)

Anyone know anything interesting? Me neither.

I need one of the buckets....... Anyone know where they got off to Or do I need to just go ahead and hunt Asa down. Asa always has the bucket when I need it :)

Guywatch '02 Update: Once again nuthin'. Sorry everything has slacked off and become boring but that happens. After all if exciting things happened all the time they wouldn't be as exciting as when exciting things happened every oncst-n-a while!

....Catch all that?

Talk Later

More HELPFUL HINTS: Those that sing with their mouthful anyway not only sound funny but LOOK funny too!


Miss Dixie Belle

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7284: boy can I take up some space....sorry 'bout that!

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7285: Dixie Belle--I'd watch it if I was you. I know the Darlings are good people and Briscoe Darling Jr. happens to be a good friend of mine.(Right Briscoe?) But crossing that Robert E Lee Natural Bridge is a frightnin' proposition. I don't even think the prospect of a man could make any better.
Don't know how Charlene has stood it all these years. Hey to all on the porch! Have a great day.
Fun Girl

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7286: Hey FG are you heading to New Castle for Mayberry in the Midwest? We have decided not to hit it this year. . .all the events are sold out except for the free autograph session.
Sorry Floyd about not seeing you there.

Asa - I'm glad you enjoyed breakfast.


June 05, 2002 - Msg 7287: Hey yall. sorry I didn't get on this morning. It was coming a willy dinger of a storm here ( yes that IS a word around here) and I was afraid of getting the computer back up again. Hey Asa, you know if you sing through yer nose you can sing while you eat!! Now I know we've been hunting Rock down but now where has Mavis gotten off to? I aint heard from her in a while. What are we gonna do with them? Well I will see yall later on. Didn't get much sleep last night cause of all the storms that came through. So I am gonna take a little nap. Later-Salty Dog

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7288: Junior's Travel Log:

Hello all! Hey Fun Girl, Thanks for them kind words. You think the Robert E. Lee Bridge is bad, you should try the Seven Mile Bridge here in the Florida Keys. One hard sneeze and the truck an' the Boys will be a floatin' to Cuba. Hey Asa, I caught me a mess of fish today(no Carps...Too pushy). I'll send you some fish fer supper, ifin I kin find th' "send mail" slot on my lap top, ta' stick th' fish in. How much is postage nowadays? More later.
Briscoe Darling Jr.

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7289: Some sad news friends. A 14 year old girl has been kidnapped from her home last night and is missing. A male broke into the home and threatened her and her 9 year old sister at gunpoint before taking off with the 14 year old. Please pray they find her safe, and for the family. Thanks.


June 05, 2002 - Msg 7290: lol Fun Girl!

Prayers for the little girl Asa.

Briscoe sounds like to me thet you had better be careful.... if not I hope you know some Spanish!!

Hasta luego!
(means see ya later)
DB (high school spanish did do me some good!)

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7291: Andy: I didn't know you took Spanish Barn.
Barney: Si

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7292: Hey to the Porch.

--Jelsik T. Bulkhead
"Spreggen da doich?"

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7293: Ya'll's talkin too high city fer me, 'roun'chere we says thangs like out'chonder, I reckon, I reckon not & the ever poplur yew ain't from round here air ya?? LOL
Prayers for that little girl & her family, I couldn't imagine if it was my young'un! Asa will you please tell me how a man can get to be as old as you, go out on dates & ever'thang & never eat homemade apple butter or ramps or thangs like that?? You have had chicken & dumplins I hope or fried okra, or kraut ('specially with brown beans, MMMMMMMM) or fried green 'maters. Boy, making myself hungry & I bet Mamaw has all them things a cookin right now, so I'm gonna go visit my Mamaw Jackson! teehee

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7294: Hey y'all. Thought I'd crawl up on the porch and set a spell. Just found this website,- have loved TAGS forever!
So worried for that kidnapped little girl y'all mentioned-saw it on the news earlier. (Bet I'm the only tv watching possum y'all ever heard of,huh?)
possum under a rock

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7295: Hey yall, Mavis you done got me hungry now girl!! I kove apple butter just plain out of the jar. But you forgot fried squash, squash casserole, pickled beans and beets. And pickled OKRY and corn aint too bad neither. Well I am gonna have to go scare up some supper now! (also a saying around chere) See yall later!!--Salty Dog

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7296: First visit on the porch. I've enjoyed reading everyone's comments. Yes, they left out the part about Lydia and her head out of the window. It's hard to find others around here who would notice such a detail.

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7297: Hey, folks! This is my first visit to the front porch. Can't think of a better place to set and listen to the crickets chirpin on a warm June evening. Kind of makes you want to ask the rest of the world "What's your hurry?", doesn't it?


June 05, 2002 - Msg 7298: Welcome to Lydia, Rob, and possum under a rock. Hey to Asa, Mavis, Dixie Belle, homemaker, fun girl, and Salty. Prayers for the kidnapped 14-year-old and for the 9-year-old--how frightened she must've been! Briscoe, how long you gonna be on vacation anyhow? Must be nice. We're missin' some folks. Where's Ellen Brown, Aunt Bee, Hazel, Helen, Romeena, and where oh where is ROCK? He used to always be here early in the mornin'. Reckon he's gone to sleepin' in late? How you feelin' these days, Mrs. Wiley? And where's Dež? Take care ya'll. I just been workin', runnin' younguns, mowin', and watching the grass keep growing as it continues to rain every couple days! Ya'll have a good evenin'.
Charlotte Tucker

June 05, 2002 - Msg 7299: Evening porch, got some more storms and rain a moving through so I best get off here. Welcome to Lydia and Rob too and Possum. Yall are gonna like it here. Those girls, how sad. So much meaness going on in the world. Wish we could go back to mayberry. Well I am off to bed. Prayers for everyone. Cause I cant think of anyone on here that dont need praying for. Nite yall--Salty Dog

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7300: Morning, porch. Welcome to all the newcomers, be sure to stick around. Asa, I'm so sorry about the 14 year old girl. I sure hope she's returned safely and that they find her soon. Everybody, try and have a good day.
- Hazel

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7301: Thank you all for your concern. Still no news as to her whereabouts. They are organizing a search again for her today in the foothills around her house that I am going to help out in. This poor family is really having a tough time as you can imagine. Please keep praying for her and for them. Thanks friends.


June 06, 2002 - Msg 7302: Morning porch, rough storm again last night power was out for about 6 hours this morning. Prayers for you Asa. You be careful out there now. Let us know when you get back.Yall have a good day. See ya later--Salty Dog

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7303: Hey everybody! 'specially to Possum,Lydia and Rob! Nice to have new porch rockers!
I've missed everybody. I've been trying to walk at least 2 miles a day, sometimes I can get 4 miles in. Trying to get more energy and feel better and maybe lose a little poundage!Anybody want to join me? Time goes by faster when you're walkin' with friends.

We've also been helping a good christian friend campaign for state senate. He had the most votes Tues. nite, but will be in a run off in 3 weeks. He did all this with a fraction of the money the other guys did! The Lord is with him.Ya'll remember him in prayer. We need more like him. We will be busy for 3 more weeks, it looks like. We've been in a community revival too. Prayers for that too, please. Busy,busy,busy! Maybe I can get to the porch more often after things settle a bit.

Asa, I pray that God will protect that little girl and keep her family. I've seen her story on the news also. I've been huggin' mine a little more often. One day will be in a perfect world! What a day that will be! No more of this kind of stuff.

Homemaker, do you have any of that homemade apple butter left? YUUMMMMM I might have to walk extry for that!
I'm gonna' check out the schoolexpress site too.
Thanks for the apple butter and the site.

Gotta go play in the dirt and plant some flowers.
See ya'll have a good day.--Helen

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7304: Mornin' Dears!

How is everyone? Well I'm doing pretty good. Just five more classes then no more Summer session!! I'll never take summer courses again..... They cut into my baseball watchin' too much.

Had a scare this morning. My Dad and I ride bicycles on our back property in the mornings for excercise in the mornings.... well..... he somehow managed to go head first over his handle bars hitting the ground, head first, on a steep hill back there. Thank goodness he's ok. His neck is sore. From the way he hit I at first thought he had broke either an arm or his neck. All he got was a few scratches though.

Prayers for the kidnapped girl. Asa you be careful.

Welcome to Lydia, Rob, amd Possum under a rock ;)

Hey to CT, Salty, *Mavis(I like the yellow), FG, homemaker, Briscoe, Mrs. Wiley, Rock, Hazel, Helen, Romeena, and everyone elst!

Miss Dixie Belle

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7305:
Well,thank y'all for making this ole' possum feel welcome on the porch. Thought somebody might jab at me with one of those long "poinky " sticks! Ha Ha I am enjoying this site very much and will crawl out from under the rock from time to time to spend time on the porch. I might even leave a note or two on Miz Crump's blackboard(yep,I'm a WRITING possum!!)when I have a question or comment about the show.
Asa,I join everyone on the porch with good thoughts and wishes for the missing Utah girl,her family,and all involved in the search. God bless.
I saw the interview with the parents this morning on GMA- how very pitiful. I could not fathom such a thing.
Well,time for this possum to crawl back under my rock and take a nap.Take care all!

possum under a rock

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7306: Afternoon Porch!
I've been so busy I meet myself coming & going LOL. Hey Mavis got your email, tryed to answer it but the puter went nuts.? (((((((((HUGS)))))))))) To all Ellen Brown
Lots of luck to you and yers.

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7307: Howdy-doo, friends! Possum, you're very welcome here. You, too, Lydiaand Rob. So glad you folks found us. Just pull up a rocker anytime you get the chance. You'll find this to be a very friendly bunch. There's a few things we hold dear, as you'll soon find out. First, of course, is TAGS. That's the glue that holds us all together. Then there's good cookin' (cyber-style), a good imagination, kindness toward each other, love of God and country, and devotion to our pets. Did that about cover it, folks?
We have a lot of fun, and provide support for each other along the way. With all the trash that occupies the net these days, our little group is a bright spot that one can visit anytime and get a lift. Welcome! We hope you'll stay around. My Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7308: Thanks to everybody for the nice welcome! I'm very sorry about that little girl. I pray that she'll be delivered safely to her family.


June 06, 2002 - Msg 7309: Thanks a whole lot for the welcome! I heard about the 14 yr. old girl. Our thoughts and prayers are with both she and her family. Miss Dixie Belle: I, too, am taking summer classes :(
so I know exactly how you feel. Had some pretty bad storms here, too. At least school is out for the summer. Lots of time to watch the kids catch frogs and crawdads in the creek. Have a great day tomorrow, and be somebody.

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7310: Welcome to Rob and Lydia and Possum and all the old regulars - we almost need a roll call.
It's been a busy day - I'll try to make muffins for you all in the morning.


June 06, 2002 - Msg 7311: Ev-e-nin Porch friends! I wasn't under the rock with Possum, my roadrunner service was down all day! Welcome Rob, Lidya and Possum - you'll enjoy it here! Asa you dear sweet man. You be careful out there looking for that missing girl. I been praying for the situation. And stay clear of those fires!! Hey to all my other fancy food-lovin porch pals - you know who you are! (and hey to Plumster)

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "Bernard P. Fife. This book belongs to Bernard P. Fife. If found, please return to Bernard P. Fife. Signed, Bernard P. Fife. Your book?"
Barney: "Yeah."

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7312: WOW!!! If I'd known there was so much food I'd have come to the porch long ago! It's almost time for some homemade icecream.

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7313: Hey, Lydia, I got a watermelon in the fridge already for the weekend. I'll bring it if you'll bring the homemade ice cream!! --Salty Dog

June 06, 2002 - Msg 7314: Can it be peach? I love homemade peach ice cream! What's everybody else's favorite flavors?


June 07, 2002 - Msg 7315: Any kind is my favorite. Depends on what kind I'm eating at the moment. ;) I like Yoo-Hoo chocolate. Has anybody made ice cream out of the Yoo-Hoo's? Delish, delish,delish. It's been a while since I've had that. We have a 'new' hand crank ice-cream maker that we need to try so I'll make some sometime and ya'll can try it.
Comin' to the porch hungary is about like goin' to the store hungary. I DON'T need to do that! Makes me hungrier! I'll keep me a box of Little Debbies nearby just in case! ;)
Did anybody see Andy on Biography tonite? My hubby and son missed it, they went to revival. I didn't feel very well, so I didn't make it. I wish I could have found a blank tape. Maybe they'll repeat soon.
Continued prayers for the family in Utah, and for the searchers. May the Lord keep his hand upon them and protect that little girl. Good nite all--Helen

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7316: Howdy, friends. My personal favorite in homemade ice cream depends on who's making it. My daughter-in-law's mom makes a wild peach ice cream, and my own dear mother made pineapple ice cream that was just marvelous! Wish I could find her recipe. I have her books and recipe boxes, but haven't found that one yet. I think it was just good basic vanilla with a couple of cans of crushed pineapple added, but when I tried it, mine just didn't taste quite like hers.
Did you know you can make a terrific chocolate ice cream by substituting chocolate milk and also adding a box of chocolate instant pudding? Beat the pudding into the choc milk until smooth, then proceed like for any flavor - eggs, vanilla, etc.
Any word on that little girl? Dear Lord, what's this world coming to? I pray she will be found safe.
Well, this tired old gal is heading for some much-needed sleep. Off work tonight, and am I glad! Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7317: Nite porch, prayers for everyone that needs them and I guess that pretty much means the whole world this day and time. See yall in the morning--Salty Dog

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7318: My favorite ice cream is peach!
Fun Girl

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7319: Morning porch, hope everyone has a good Friday. Got the day off and I am glad. Yall have a good one.--Salty Dog

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7320: I'm off today, too! Actually now that school is out I'm off every day! :) We're taking a group of kids to see an outdoor drama tonight. I hope the weather gets clear. Have a great Friday everyone. By the way, I like plain vanilla icecream with homemade chocolat chip cookies! (Still warm, of course).

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7321: Morning Porch. God bless you folks for your prayers for this little one from Utah. Spent much of the day yesterday searching for any thing we could find. Last night a man matching the suspect was seen up one of our canyons and took off running into the brush when the yelled at him. Gunshots where then heard. The police spent all night with dogs and by helicopter searching the area. Nothing found as of this morning, although this canyon will be searched heavily today. It is very rugged and very steep cliffs and lots of places to hide. Keep them prayers a coming, I know the family is grateful for it.
It was an honor to be involved in some small way yesterday and the thing that hit me was the amount of support that is out there. We had folks from all over the country, in the middle of their vacations, going out and searching. Close to 2,000 searchers yesterday, looking for a little girl they don't even know. That my friends was an awesome thing. This country is full of some great people, and you folks here on the porch are right at the top. God bless you guys and go hug your families today.


June 07, 2002 - Msg 7322: Morning to all the porch-ters! Seems like we need to have an ice cream fest up here on the porch,with PEACH being the flavor of choice-yum yum!
Blessings to all-especially Asa and the searchers in Utah. That child has been on my mind constantly.I'm praying for a good outcome.
Well,possum wishes everyone a wonderful day-off to watch reruns of TAGS on my local tv station!

possum under a rock

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7323: Good Morning you lovely people!

Still praying Asa. I hope there will be good news soon.

MY favorite ice cream flavor is Peach also...but only if it is Homemade.

Hey Lydia what class are you taking? I'm taking Intro. Biology...Bleh!

Guywatch '02 Update: Me thinks thet Mason(guy#1) knows thet me likes him. Not sure if this is good or bad. Haven't heard from Josh(The waiter) but that's alright. My friend has yet to figure out if he really is her cousin or not.

Well I better go.

Miss Dixie Belle

Andy: You did, I didn't, but I did.
Mayor Pike: You didn't!
Andy: I did.

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7324: I'm taking four classes this summer all to get my principal's cert. Not the best way to spend a summer, but it's only 2 nights/week, and finished in July.

Bless the people searching for the girl in Utah!

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7325: Howdy porch friends, anyone for some tuna/pasta salad stuff for lunch? I have lemonade and watermelon too. Yall come on over it is all ready. Asa glad you are OK. Keep us updated now or we will be worrying. See yall later--Salty Dog

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7326: Don't worry about me Salty. I'm doing ok. This thing is just horrible though. We feel so helpless and as more time goes by, our hopes begin to fade. Keep the Smart family in your prayers. The Mom is not doing well at all and the Dad was put in the hospital this morning with exhaustion. We are expecting a storm to roll in here tomorrow afternoon that are going to drop temps. big time, so we are feeling somewhat in a time crunch. Thanks for your prayers and support you guys. If you would like to help there is one thing you might do. They are asking to download her picture and post them wherever you can. I know its a long shot, but we must try every possible avenue. If you could do that, I would be grateful. I hope Allan does'nt mind me doing this. Go to ksl.com and you can read more on this and it will link you up to download her picture. Thanks again for all your prayers, you guys are the best. God bless.


June 07, 2002 - Msg 7327: Afternoon Porch! thought I would take a min. to sit a spell with ya'll before I got to get started with all the running again! We go to Myrtle Beach on Sun so got lots to do before we leave. Welcome to all the new porchsters, you need to check out my Cutlass site to see if you wanta sign up. Asa you are a good man! I can't imagine what that family must be going thru, but everyone helping will be much appreciated, I'm sure of that! Keep up the good work, you are blessed for that!
My favorite ice cream flavor is Blackberry! (ya'll knowed I had to be different didn't ya?!)
Well off to Wally World!

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7328: Dad burn it, forgot about the Cutlass! the address is www.geocities.com/porchsters

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7329: Best wishes Asa on your part of the search. . .you know we would all be there with you if travel and time weren't a factor.

On the subject of ice cream- we teachers need o stick together - vanilla with warm chocolate chip cookies unless it is from the store - then it is Heath Bar ice cream but since I've sworn off sweets for the summer - it looks like I'll sip my sugar free lemonade and enjoy the conversation

Have a good evening everyone and a pleasant week-end. Maybe we'll all meet at the lake and don't forget the potato salad (can't have that either:( )

((((Hugs to the little girl in Utah))) and prayers too.


June 07, 2002 - Msg 7330: Hi all. Guess I better mention that my favorite icecream is vanilla too. But, alas, like Homemaker, I can't have any. I'll just sit here and eat my celery sticks. Asa, it's so depressing about the Utah girl. A similar thing happened in Idaho Falls on Wednesday morning. I don't know if if made your paper down there. A man kidnapped a girl from her backyard while she was sleeping outside. Sometimes the world is such a scary place. God be with you all.
- Hazel

June 07, 2002 - Msg 7331: I can tell I'm gonna like it here on the porch. The people are so friendly, and ya'll love to talk about food! That's a winning combination if ever I saw one. Especially cuz supper was five hours ago and breakfast is still eight hours away. *sigh* ;-)

Is there any news about the kidnapped girls in Utah and Idaho? Those stories break my heart. I don't have daughters myself, but my neighbor has two girls, ages 12 and 14. I love those kids, and it's impossible for me to imagine how anyone could want to do them harm. All my hopes and prayers are with the families of those missing girls.

Thanks again to everybody for the warm welcome!


June 07, 2002 - Msg 7332: Night porch got to get up at 6 in the morning. Ate at Rio Bravo tonight for supper. Any of yall ever been?? Thats the best salsa ever put on a table. They twang my buds!! Then went to Dairy Queen for a blizzard. Good stuff. Well I am gonna put my miserable self to bed. Prayers all around. See yall in the morning!! Salty Dog (((PORCH)))

Andy: Gluttons Gluttons Glutttttttons!!

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7333: Good evening, folks. Prayers for both of those little girls. Apparently it's true - Satan is alive and well on Planet Earth! However, those of us who have read the Book know that God wins in the end. That's what keeps us going.
Lucky me, I got cancelled at work tonight (my request), so will be able to sleep before The Big Move tomorrow. My dad doesn't understand why we're not over there packing things right now. Since he's only moving from one building to another, (independent living to assisted living) and since we have movers hired to do the big stuff, it's not necessary. Dresser drawers will remain intact. Other small stuff will be hand carried, and we'll be done in a few hours. His anxiety level is high, however, so please pray that mine will remain low.
Have a great weekend, friends. Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7334: Good morning porch, off to work . Left some coffee and juice on the table for yall. Hope all is well with my porch family. Getting ready to go to the races tonight after work then tomorrow we are gonna go see Skynyrd. I can't wait. Mavis yall be careful going to the beach and bring us all back some of that salt water taffy they make down there too. And any pictures of any purty men you might see wandering around. hee hee. Yall have a good Saturday and rmemeber the ones that need prayer. See ya later--Salty Dog

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7335: P.S.- Hey to Sugarplum too-SD

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7336: Morning porch. For the people who've asked about the kidnapped Idaho girl, she's already been found (she got away from the kidnapper). Sorry I didn't finish the whole story when I mentioned it yesterday.
- Hazel

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7337: Hey Salty Dog, a friend of mine went to see Skynard last night in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He said the put on a great show. Hope you enjoy it too. He is also going to see the Eagles in Knoxville over the 4th of July weekend and a few weeks ago he went to see Jimmy Buffet. I think he has had about all the fun he is allowed for one summer. I have yet to begin having my share of fun. The hubby is off to Las Vegas on Monday. He and his brother are meeting out there for a few days. They haven't seen each other for about a year and a half when Mike was out there when his dad was dying. Hope they relax and enjoy themselves. Little Opie and I have started homeschooling. We have started with phonics hoping to improve his reading with a few other subjects thrown in. So far he is doing great. And he doesn't even hate me yet, so I guess that is an a good sign. (Of course this is just a casual summer school type of thing. The hate may come later.) I'm planning a get away thing later this summer. Me all by my self with a suitcase and a backpack full of good library books.
See ya'll later.
Fun Girl

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7338: Morning, Fun Girl, Mavis, Asa, Hazel, Dixie Belle, Helen, Salty and anybody I missed. I like the music to the postcards, Floyd. Good idea.

Inn Christ's name,


June 08, 2002 - Msg 7339: I'm glad you like the music on the cards, AngeFan! Goober's Postcards seems to be fairly popular.

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7340: I've sent Goober's Postcards to several of my friends. They're a big hit! Have a great weekend!

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7341: Hey yall back home from work headed for the races. See later--Salty D

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7342: Yep, think I'll go over to the YWCA in Mt. Pilot and read books and maybe go to that Chinese restaurant. Is Morelli's in Mt. Pilot or anywhere close? Maybe I'll have supper there one night. I hear it's got alot of atmosphere.

Fun Girl

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7343: How's that for a vacation.

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7344: Heading to the beach at the end of July. We usually go through Mayberry and get some icecream or eat at Aunt Bea's. That's a vacation for me!

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7345: Nite porch off to bed now, had a big nite. Races were cancelled so went to bingo instead. Won 5 times too. Won a candle set,power strip,canaster set,tie down ratchets, and a towing rope. All in all it was a fun day. Asa, hope you are ok hon, You be careful. We are still praying for ya. Well I am off to bed now gotta get ready to go see Skynyrd tomorrow!! Mav, have a good trip. See yall in the morning--Salty Dog

June 08, 2002 - Msg 7346: Dear Porch Friends, I have been out of touch for a couple days. Busy times here--kids' games, husband's class reunion, etc. Out of touch with the news. Any more word on the girl in Utah? Prayers for her and her family. We went to a 3 on 3 basketball tournament for the kids today. Got 3 different girls to play with my little girl--(ones that don't have mean parents if you remember that fiasco back in March). This is the first time one of them had played in a 3 on 3 and only about the third time for another one. They are in 4th grade and got third place. My little girl did real well. She has a hard time with things so I was very pleased. Worked up some proposals for a woman to present to a company for me to write some Christian educational materials. Say a prayer that Charlotte gets this assignment. I really want to work on some Christian books. Love all the food talk. Seems like Salty usually starts that! Bless Asa for his help in the search in Utah. There's a reward in heaven for that. Good Sabbath tomorrow. I'm going to bed.
Charlotte Tucker

June 09, 2002 - Msg 7347: Morning porch, Good Sabbath to everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. Having watermelon for breakfast. So anyone is welcome. Well CT, what can I say? I LOVE food. Well axcept for tomatoes and bananas. We are off to see Skynyrd today. It is an outdoor thing and it's gonna be HOT so I got my spf 45 stuff with me. Asa, I hope things are ok with you, haven't heard from ya. I know you are busy though. Well yall have a wonderful day. See ya later!!--Salty Dog

June 09, 2002 - Msg 7348: Good Sabbath Porch, the Gulf of Mexico sez "hey". Prayin for Charlotte to get that 'gig', sounds like a rewarding challenge. Fun Girl, go to the Blue View, I hear it's a dandy place to eat and dance (Andy: The Blue View!). Hope Asa is holding up OK in that search. Think I'll bake him a pie. I got fresh bluberries and strawberries. Guess I'll go hunt me a recipe.

~ Mrs. Wiley

Andy: Aunt Bea, you go to way YONDER too much trouble! We ought to give you a title or something..."Miss Luncheon Tray".

Andy: Aunt Bea, we should give you a title - "Miss Fried Chicken of Mayberry".

June 09, 2002 - Msg 7349: Hey porch pals. How is everyone? Sorry I haven't been around here much, but you know what I've been doing. Have spent 3 of the last 4 days up in the hills searching river banks and hill sides. By the time I get home at night I am just plain whooped, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Wish I had something good to report but nothing. I hate to come on here and bring everyone down so I'll keep it to myself, just keep the Smart family in your prayers if you would. They really need it bad. Thank you folks.
And don't you all make me sound like no hero cause I've been doing this. I know you would be doing the same thing if it was going on in your town. But the concern shown by you all is great.
And one upbeat thing, the way the community here has bonded together is unreal. We have seen upwards of 2,000 folks a day showing up to help. And the local business folks have been unreal. They have donated tons of stuff, everything from sun block to fanny packs to more food than they know what to do with, massages from the massage institute, counseling from trained therapists as this is really hitting some of the searchers very hard. It has been a tremendous outpouring of love and concern and a willingness to want to help however they can. Very much how I would envision Mayberry to be. A national franchise (Dave Thomas would be proud) is donating food by the truckload as is many local grocery stores. It has been something to see how folks have pulled together for an innocent little 14 year old girl. May the good Lord bless us with the ability to find her soon. And may he bless you folks to for your love and support. Bless you all.


June 09, 2002 - Msg 7350: Asa, you ARE a hero to us. The others seachers are heros as well, but you are OUR own hero on the porch. You take care of yourself and I'm praying that your efforts will be rewarded, and soon. I'll be sure and go to Wendy's the next time I want a burger to thank them for feeding all of ya'll. (((((ASA)))))
Vacation sounds good. We're going to Sandestin FL. in a couple of weeks and then to the Grand Hotel in Mobile AL in July. A portion of this Hotel was a hospital in the War Between the States. A lot of history there. I'm looking forward to that trip. Officially it is a business trip for my hubby, but we get to go and make it a vacation!
Fun Girl, going on vacation with books sounds so wonnnnnderful! Uninterrupted quiet time is so nice sometimes.
Homeschooling is the best. I'm happy for you. I know you'll continue to enjoy it.
I hope you enjoyed the LS concert SD and congrats on the winnings.
Well off to make Asa a hero sandwich to go with Mrs. Wileys pie. Have a good nite.--Helen

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7351: Hey yall man oh man what a show!! Skynyrd was totally awesome tonight! Now I got to hear all their old stuff and some new. It was pretty cool getting to hear Sweet Home Ala, Freebird, Call me the breeze and all that. But the best part I meant the clincher of it all was at the end. After they had done Freebird the full 12 minutes of it and the group had walked off stage, Guess what played next?? The TAGS theme!!! It was just the coolest thing. Well I am beat see yall later--Salty Dog

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7352: Mornin porch! Sorry to hear about the kidnaped girl's our prayers are with them all. There has really been a lot going on these past 2 months. last month in the span of 3 weeks we had 8 funerals. One just friday a friend of mine lost her grandson, he had just grad. high school. Now my sons girlfriends .. Dad is in the hospital very bad. I've been working a lot here lately, getting ready to take some time off, I just can't work like I use to. Been having trouble with keeping algi out of my garden pond, bought some new stuff, to try. The lady at pet trio says she uses it in hers. This is my first year with the pond & she said ithappens a lot with the first year but after that it wont be so bad. My fish are really getting big, we only had one to die. This weather is crazy, cold one day hot the next.LOL. I still don't have my pool lined out . Found a new hole in it. Hey Salty Skynyrd is one of my favorites, what a treat, and to top it off with the theme from TAGS, so happy for you girl. Mrs Wiley I'ld love to have a strawberrry short cake, I missed out on the fresh strawberries this year & last year. Mavis I guess I've missed the post where you & Floyd has tried to explain how to use color in these here post. LOL Everyone is back in their homes after the flood a few had damage, some bad some not so bad. But their all getting on with life now. I hope Asa and all involed with the search are doing well. Pollyanna says Hey to the Plum and Sammy. ((((((((HUGS)))))))) TO ALL...... Ellen Brown
Barn: you know what I'ld do if I was to see her today? I'ld go to her door and when she would answer, I'ld bite off the end suck out all the syurp & hand her the ice, what do you think of that?
Andy: (smiling) well if a 35 year old man came to my door with a sno-cone in his hand I wouldn't answer thr door.

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7353: Hey to all. Lots of spicy talk. Glad you enjoyed the concert, Salty. That's amazing! Why would LS end on the TAGS theme? I'm impressed. A gold star for Wendys and all the other businesses who have contributed in the search. Hang in there, Asa. Hey to Ellen Brown. Long time no see. Hey to Helen and Mrs. Wiley. Where's Mavis and Romeena?
Have a great day. I think it's going to be a hot one here.
Charlotte Tucker

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7354: Hi Folks, Hope all is well and thanks for the prayers for my friend. Teresa starts Chemo on the 17th but that is just to keep her alive a little longer.;o( We blame the doctors mostly, they saw something when they gave her a hystrectomy (sp?) years ago but didn't check back
on it. She is so young, just 42.
On a new subject....I'm moving to Conway, SC! Looks just like Mayberry RFD! Thay have a good university for teaching and a down home flavor!
Salty, lucky you! Lynard is Awesome!
Ellen, sorry to hear about the troubles, know the feeling, seems like the Cancer Demon has grown and is taking his toll on many. A lot of my friends parents and now my friend has been had by that monster in the past 3 years. Also Ellen, good you still have fish in your pond, we have all kinds of critters that eat the fish in the garden ponds here, pelicans and otters are the biggest trouble (NC/SC coast).
Asa, my prayers are with you and the Smart family, I really do hope God has kept that young lady alive and well and ya'll find here soon.
Ya'll have a good day and see ya'll again soon.

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7355: Good morning porch. . .(((to all the searchers, the little girl, and her family))) - Asa , I'd even make you a chocolate cake for all of your time in this. You must be exhausted!

We aren't planning a vacation this year - most likely - we will do a whopper next year. We would love o either go to TX or to the NC - it's all because of goats. We would look at other things too but we like our goats. The boys have or will have gone to FL with the grandparents so they aren't being deprived of going and doing.

No much happening here - heat, rain, chores:)

Take it easy ya'll and drink plenty of fluids.

^^^^^prayers to all that need them^^^^^


June 10, 2002 - Msg 7356: Homemaker, please send rain! We have not seen any rain in over 3 months. Didn't know NC was know for it's goats? Kewl!


June 10, 2002 - Msg 7357: Good Morning! Well.... I only have 4 more days of Summer Session left!!! And guess what? I'm going to a Braves game in July! Can't hardly wait!

I went to the Catfish Tournament we have here on Saturday and you should have seen the one that won! Woooooooweee. It was huge almost 35 lbs.! would've made fer some GOOOOOOOOD eatin' though!

Well I need to go study for another test.

(*)(*)(*)(*)prayers for those who need them(*)(*)(*)(*)

Miss Dixie Belle