June 10, 2002 - Msg 7358: Barney: Hey Andy, Ain'tcha gonna take a gun?

Andy: Won't need to Barn. Fluffy and I have been friends for years.


June 10, 2002 - Msg 7359: Shoot look at me done made the porch sweep and now half of todays Messages are gone! For SHAME!


June 10, 2002 - Msg 7360: Hey, Dixie Belle. Hope ya' enjoy the Braves. I've been once or twice. I don't go fishin'
to often. It's possible I may go this week sometime. Hope I catch Ole' Sam. Won't put him in no museum tho'. The other day I read in the Fan Fiction a story called "The Favorite Story Never Told". It's about what happend to Andy's first wife, Maggie. Sad Story:-) We know
that story is fiction but there is a lot of people who don't remember their mother. :-( Hope I can go to Mayberry Days this year. Mt. Airy is probably Aprox. a 8 to 9 hour drive. Ain't it in
north North Carolina? I'm helping a guy campaign
for State Senate he is a good friend of mine. I'll call him Emmett since he ran for head of city council.


June 10, 2002 - Msg 7361: For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this Book, if any man shall add unto these things,God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book and if any man shall take away from the words of the Book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the Holy City, and from the things which are written in this book. He which testifieth these things saith, "Surely I come quickly." Amen.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen Rev.22:18-21

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7362: Ooops left out a period.

...be with you all. Amen(.) Rev.22....

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7363: Always do AngeFan, Always do!

Like the Bible qoute;)


June 10, 2002 - Msg 7364: Amen 7361: "It is what it is."

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7365: Once again Cancer has reared it's ugly head. One of Little Opie's best friend's father passed away this morning from pancreatic cancer. My poor son has had a hard time this year. Opie and Zac have spent almost every weekend and some week days together since school has been out either at their house or ours. They have been friends since kindergarten and they will soon be in sixth grade.
Prayers for the Carey family and what they are going through. Makes you want to hug your spouse extra tight and not let go.

Fun Girl

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7366: Evenin Porch! Prayers for Zac' & his family, the smart family and all others. It has been humid here. Haven't heard anymore about Mr Cox, last was this morning he is still on life supports. Family exhausted, bless their hearts.I'm trying to get that ole pool open, but geewhizz! what a job. But it is a lot of fun when everything is done. Say Happy, sorry to hear about your fish situation. LOL.. Good luck on your move to Conway, sounds like THE PLACE to Live. God Bless you all ... Miss Ellen Brown
Lots of luck to you and yers.

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7367: Hey Everyone, Today, June 10 is Helens Birthday. Happy Birthday Helen. Helen, you are the best teacher.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Helen in Alabama !!!

CBH, Your Hubby

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7368: Hey, Helen's Hubby. What do yo' want to be called 'round here? Andy, Barney, Opie, Howard, Ben Weaver, Goober, Gomer, Wally, Waren, Sam? What ever you want.

Happy Birthday!!! C> C> C> C> C> C> Hope that's 'nuf for every one. I can make more.

Could someone let me know how to type in color, bold, ect.?

Welcome again Helen's Hubby.

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7369: The above is from AngeFan.

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7370: 7369 Is from AngeFan.

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7371: 7370 is from...JUSTTELLMETOSHUTUP!!!

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7372: Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

Psalms 148:1

June 10, 2002 - Msg 7373: Nite porch off to bed, got to go back to work tomorrow. Had 2 days off and they went by too quick. Prayers all around. --Salty Dog

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7374: Morning, porch. Belated Happy Birthday to Helen. Sorry I missed it.
- Hazel

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7375: Happy belated birthday Helen - I am glad your hubby dropped by to tell us. Unfortunately I can't get the Cutlass to play on my old home computer (I am lucky to get the front porch) so if it is posted on there, I didn't know. Hope it was a blessed day and that you got the cake and icecream of your desires.

Asa - how are you doing there? (((^^^))) {hugs and prayers for you}

Hazel - what's for breakfast this morning. I think it will be pancakes at my house. Yum, Yum

DB - you are a regular wonder:) Take care in those summer classes. It is hard to study in summer school. I remember all the summers I was there to finish my degrees. Yuck! I'll be starting again next year to recertify my teaching credentials. Not looking forward to it at all.

Where has Tom been hiding? I think we need a inspirational poem for Asa, the other searchers, and the Smart family.


June 11, 2002 - Msg 7376: Morning porch, Happy Birthday Helen. Sorry it is a little late. Good luck with classes DB. Asa, I hope you are all right you hang in there buddy. And what are we gonna do about Rock. I think he has just plumb forgot about us. Hey to everyone else Sugarplum and Sammy and Pollyanna too. Off to work see yall later--Salty Dog

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7377: Happy (late) Birthday Helen! Prayers for all who have asked for them - and those who haven't.

~ Mrs. Wiley
(in baratone) "...Leaning on The Arms, Leaning on The Arms, safe and secure from all alarm..."

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7378: Junior's Travel Log:

Hello all! Went a little north of here over the weekend and saw, The Little River Band and Art Gaarfunkel. "You got time to breath..You got time fer music." If you ever get down here, I highly reccommend you try some Conch Fritters. They's good. More later.

Briscoe Darling Jr.
Hey ta':
Fun Girl
Salty Dog
All the newcomers

Happy Birthday Helen!

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7379: Hey BDJ, glad the vacation is going 'swimmingly'!

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7380: Morning dears! Well I took the test today..... It was okay but I could have studied more. Oh well I'll live.

Hey to Helen's Husband & Happy Birthday to Helen!

Thanx for the well wishes in classes SD & homemaker. I'm going for elem. Education So I'll someday be renewing my teaching certificate.

Hey back to BDJ.... Hope you keep on enjoyin' the trip and be safe!

Hey To everyone who's here today!

How's Asa and the search?

Miss Dixie Belle

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7381: Just a word of advice DB, you may want to get a special education endorsement along with your eled degree. Some school systems around here are requiring all new eled teachers to dual licensed in eled and spec. ed. Special Ed. is a very fast growing field. There are so many isms and syndromes out there - you could shake a stick with them and create a new one. Me - I stuck with hearing impaired kids but I also have a regular eled license.

Wow BDJ - the Little River Band - haven't heard that in quite awhile. Glad your vacation is going great! Glad also you took us with you:)

How about grilled chicken for supper? Any takers!?


June 11, 2002 - Msg 7382: Thanx for the advice homemaker. I'll take that into consideration.


June 11, 2002 - Msg 7383: Heya, Junior! Enjoyin' some fun in the sun, eh? Have an extree lobster and margarita for me, won'tcha?


June 11, 2002 - Msg 7384: Junior's Travel Log:

Hey ~Des~, I'll do it. I hope to take a sunset cruise soon. It sure is beautiful down here.

Hey ta':
Mrs. Wiley
An' everyone!

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7385: Glad the test went well, DB. God loves you all. Stop and say a prayer today for The lost, America, Asa, the other searchers and the Smart family. I lost a dear friend last night. I've known her since I was less than a month old. Pray for her family also. :-(

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7386: The above is from AngeFan:-).

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7387: The above.....DON'TEVENLETMESTART!!!


June 11, 2002 - Msg 7388: Do you think your hubby will come back, Helen?


June 11, 2002 - Msg 7389: I gotta tell y'all that today's ep is about the funniest thing I've seen in some time. I ain't never seen Ang and Barn get themselves into SO MUCH hot water! Y'all don't miss it!
~ Mrs. Wiley

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7390: Good evening ya'll -
The fireflies are out tonite? Aren't they pretty!

This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.


June 11, 2002 - Msg 7391: Oops - I do believe I had my punctuation reversed. Oh well. . .


June 11, 2002 - Msg 7392: Mrs. Wiley, I'm curious about which episode you're speakin'. I will check later tonight to see what's on TV Land. Good luck with the summer classes, Dixie Belle. Lots of sad news here with all the cancers and all. We also have a male friend from our church who has cancer and not lots of hope. He is in early 40s with wife and two boys. We are all prayin' and he is still comin' to church. He has a bag attached that feeds him his chemo. Never seen nothin' quite like that. Prayers for all those fightin' cancer. Any good news from Utah, Asa? I never seem to get a chance to watch the news anymore. Had another sad deal with my little girl awhile ago. Went to pick her up at basketball camp and couldn't find her. Finally found that she'd been in the hall cryin' for 45 minutes because they paired up into partners. There were 21 kids and nobody paired up with her. The poor sweet little thing. She has so much trouble socializing. She's a beautiful sweet little girl and my heart just breaks when she gets left out. I wish I could teach her to be more assertive. Lord knows she doesn't take after me. I'm plenty assertive for the both of us. Prayers for my little Abbie everybody. It's gonna be a long haul gettin' her through school I'm afraid. Love to all you Porchsters and thanks for bein' here to listen to my little insignificant problems.
Charlotte Tucker

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7393: Hey homemaker, We were postin' at the same time. Did anyone see the eclipse last night? I actually think I saw a half moon black shadow across the sun as it was setting here.

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7394: Yes HM the fireflies are pretty. I love to sit on the porch and watch them. Remember putting them in those old mason jars with all those holes punched in the top? Hope everyone is OK tonight. I have a small prayer request, some friends of mine who are like second parents have split up. After being together for over 20 some odd years. I just hate to see it happen. Remember them in your prayers and a friend of mine too is in a bad way right now and is totally blind to it. I will explain that one later on. Just remember all these people in your prayers. Thanks, I am hushing up now. Oh how I wish we could go back to Mayberry. I dont remember a divorce happening there. Well I'll see yall later--Salty Dog

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7395: Hey Charlotte, didn't see ya there!!--SD

June 11, 2002 - Msg 7396: Nite proch, gotta get up at 5 in the morning. Prayers for everyone--Salty Dog

June 12, 2002 - Msg 7397:
Mornin' all. Possum crawled out from under the rock a little TOO early this morning-can somebody leave a cup of coffee on the porch for me? Ha Ha
Possum is on summer vacation and should'nt even be up,but gotta go take care of Mama possum. Will you porchsters include her in your thought and prayers please? She goes in for spinal fusion surgery on Monday. She's the best Mama and has been in terrible pain.Sure hope this surgery helps her. Thanks.
On a lighter note,did anybody watch the tv show "American Idol" last night? People were auditioning as singers for a chance to go to Hollywood and become a superstar. Lots of talent,but LOTS of horrendous singing too! I kept thinking that Barney Fife ought to have been on there-he would've been much better than a bunch of 'em! METHEYMETHEYMETHEY.....

possum under a rock

June 12, 2002 - Msg 7398: Good Morning Porchters! Possum, here's a cup 'o joe for you C[_]. Got some new coffee and it's potent! Prayers for those who are suffering...this is so sad. So much pain and sorrow in the world. Charlotte, I really hurt for lil Abbey...I was much the same. Ended up leaving school because I couldn't handle the emotional stress. Ever consider home schooling? Many here on the porch can attest to it! Maybe there's someone in your neighborhood doing it that she could attend there. She's got a hard road ahead of her, I know you're helping her all you can. I'll be sure and lift her up in prayer today.

Yep, "Fun Girls get Arrested" what an eppisode! I love the way they finally handle the problem at the epilogue.

~ Mrs. Wiley

Andy: "well, maybe it was about 40 they were doing."
Barney: "40- 45. Maybe even 30."
Andy: "you know, it was probably more like 30 or 25."
Barney: "25...20. Hey, what happens if they come back?"
Andy: "...go inside?"
Barney: "You know, I like the way you think."

June 12, 2002 - Msg 7399: Morning Porch. Been busy the last few days. Wish I could report good things on the search, but still nothing. Kinda wears on ya I tell ya. Anyway, we will continue to look. So how is everyone? I feel like a newcomer here almost. Hate being gone like that. How is Mrs. Wiley doing? You all recou... recoo... you all better? Sure do hope so. You back to work yet, or still taking it easy at home?
Helen, I'm powefully sorry I missed your birthday. Hope you can find it in yer heart to forgive me. I hope you had a goos one.
I goy lots of post reading to do to get caught up with ya'll, so I'll go do that I reckon. Thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts for the Smart family and for me. It really does help.
I hope to be back on here a little more regularly now. Ya'll take care and remember God loves ya.


June 12, 2002 - Msg 7400: Whoops, I meant a GOOD time Helen. Sheesh, I really need to proof read BEFORE I post. Don't want you getting the wrong idea.:)


June 12, 2002 - Msg 7401: Hey BDJ--The Little River Band, what a blast from the past! Hope you are having a great time on your vacation.

Zac's family are doing well considering what they are going through. Just can't imagine it myself. Amanda, Zac's sister, is having the hardest time of it. She doesn't want to talk about it and wants to save all her tears for the funeral. Rough times ahead for her I am afraid.

The hubby is in Vegas with his brother and they are having a great time together. Dennis is 62 and my hubby is 45, so he is kinda like a father figure as well as a brother. Mike says he really reminds him of his dad. (the way he dresses and all) Mike really needed this vacation and I am glad that they are having a good time.

Well I am off to the grocery store. Gotta feed Little Opie and he is a growing boy and we know how they eat.

Fun Girl

Andy: I had three helpin's Aunt Bee. If that ain't a testament to your cookin' I don't know what is.

June 12, 2002 - Msg 7402: G'Day folks! Well I signed up for Fall Semester today. When I go back I'll be taking World History, Sociology, some computer class, Statistics, and Teaching Diverse Population.

Sounds fun huh?

CT-- I used to be REALLY shy too. Then one day I realized that I had to start talking to people so they could get to know me so I in turn could get to know them then all the sudden I had friends :). Maybe things will soon get better for yer girl ... I hope so anyway and will remeber her in my prayers.

Guywatch has slowed quite a lot. Any one elst got something interesting they could share?

Hey to everyone! Nice to see ya back Asa!

Miss Dixie Belle

June 12, 2002 - Msg 7403: Hey Porch!
Happy Belated Birthday Helen. Hey to Helens hubby. SD I sure will say an extra prayer for ur friends, These are trying times we live in now. Asa good to see ur post. Floyd, can you help me understand how to do the bold lettering & colors on here? It's been a mad house around here. Pray for us. Got to go . Need to get back to work.(((((((Hugs))))))) to all..... Miss Ellen Brown

June 12, 2002 - Msg 7404: Good afternoon - I heard they were close to either catching or questioning a suspect in the little girl's disappearance. Hope all is well. . .
Did you see that Paul McCartney got married and the only photo released costs the press $1800 for 24 hours. Pleeeeez. . .

Oh well - my kids are driving me nuts today. Mu hubby's truck is in the shop and he has my suv so I am stuck here with them.

Take care -


June 12, 2002 - Msg 7405: Hey homemaker , if all else fails force them to watch TAGS......One of two things can happen:

1. They enjoy the show, are captivated, and learn some good lessons.

2. They enjoy the show, learn some good lessons but get tired and fall asleep and take a loooooooooooong afternoon nap!

Either way you benefit and get to watch TAGS!


June 12, 2002 - Msg 7406: Howdy, friends! Been away for a few days, and about to be gone for quite a few more. There was an unexpected opening in the assisted-living section at my dad's retirement residence, and we jumped on it. Had almost no notice, but we got him moved. It wasn't easy, new apartment is much, much smaller and we had to find storage for excess furniture and "stuff". Emotionally rough, too, but he's being a very good sport about it. He's so precious.
Tomorrow he and I and Sugarplum will get on a big silver bird and fly away to Florida, to be there for 12 days, staying with my son and his sweet wife. It's like going to a resort. You old friends may remember when I've posted from there before. Beautiful home, on a private lake, lovely private dock that faces the sunset, orange blossoms, good food and wonderful family fellowship. How did I get so blessed??
Prayers for all who need them (they are legion), and I'll probably come and sit on the Florida end of the porch now and then while out there. Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

June 12, 2002 - Msg 7407: Can't wait to have you in the neighborhood (state) Romeena, sounds like paradise! Glad Daddy got moved in and is being a sport. Asa, I'm still on leave until the 24th. and feeling just fine. I went and splurged, got myself a new matress and box springs. It gets delivered tomorrow. May go up to the big city next week!

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 12, 2002 - Msg 7408: You be careful Mrs. Wiley up there in Raleigh. You know how them police are at the state level. . .not like Andy. Make sure you don't make any u-turns or jaywalk.


June 12, 2002 - Msg 7409: Been busy the past few days. Happy (late)b-day Helen! My advice to DB. Keep working on those classes! I know it isn't easy. I'm in the same boat. My kids love TAGS! In fact my class at school knows that when I say, "Shakedown" it's time to clean out desks. Have a great day!

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7410: Sp00ky Benson says Hey!

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7411: Nite porch, got the day off tomorrow so I stayed up late tonight. Romeena, hope you have a wonderful time. You deserve some rest for a change. Hope you all are doing ok. Things are not looking better for my friends, looks like it could get nasty before it gets better. Keep on praying. Well I am off to find an ironing board. See yall in the morning!-Salty Dog

P.S.-Hey to Spooky Benson, Plum, HM, DB, Mrs. W, Briscoe Jr. Asa and anyone else who I might have forgotten!

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7412: Morning Porch. How is everyone today? Hope yer all doing well.
Them prayers are still coming Salty. Hope they work things out.
You got wheels today Homemaker? Sounded like you was trapped yesterday.
Hey Romeena, sounds like a good time for sure. You deserve it, so have fun and bring me back a present would you? Don't you and Mrs. Wiley join up and go partying to much.
Hang in there Ellen Brown, things will calm down for ya.
Hey to Dixie Belle. Glad that your keeping yer head up even though guy watch has slowed down. Everything will work out, you'll see.
Hey Charlotte Tucker, sounds like your daughter is a sweetie. I'm sure she will do ok, just give her time. You all are in my prayers.
Hey Fun Girl. Prayers for that poor family. Sad sad sad. Hope yer Hubby has fun while behaving hisself at the same time.
Having fun Briscoe? Sounds like it. You all keyed up?
Gotta run. Prayers and ((((you)))) for all.


June 13, 2002 - Msg 7413: Lydia, I wish I had a cool teacher like you! Shakedown. hahahahaha Hey to Spooky!

Good Morning to the porch! ~ Mrs. Wiley

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7414: what did otis call aunt b?

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7415: The BEAST! Bloody Mary!

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7416: Morning Hunnies! How is everyone?
It's nice of you to drop in Romeena!
Hey back to Salty.
Thanx for the faith Asa. Sooner or later we'll have another update :)
I'm hanging in there Lydia....Just ONE more day!! Next Monday....... last day.... can't wait!

Hey to everyone rockin' on the Porch this fine Thursday!

Miss Dixie Belle

PS-- Mrs. wiley.... you be careful with that new mattress.... don't rip off the tag or yer in trouble!

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7417: Isn't it neat how you can put "Mayberry-isms" into your everyday life and share them with people who aren't regular watchers or are too young to remember the show. (Yes there are people who haven't shared the joy with their children.)
Just like the little guy from school who gave me the penny run over by a train. I asked him if he
had ever watched the show and he said no but the boy standing behind him said, "Is that the show that's in black and white and has that skinny guy in the sherriff uniform." Yep, that's him and he can't sing a lick, not a lick.

Fun Girl

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7418: Hey y'all. Thanks for the coffee you left for me yesterday morning Mrs. Wiley! Helped get possum through a long day.Yeah,I'd listen to Dixie Belle about that tag on the mattress-don't want Barn' arresting you!
Seems like a lot of the porchsters are in the field of education,from what I gather. Add possum to the list-I am a teacher's aide with special ed kids. I'm always using "Mayberry-isms" with them. My favorite would have to be when they are up to something devilish and I threaten to "NIP IT-NIP IT IN THE BUD!" Don't think they have an inkling about TAGS since they are little 4,5,and 6 year olds-but possum gets a kick outta it!
Hope everyone is having a nice Thursday-ossum is staying under the rock where it's nice & cool. Gonna be in the upper 90's here today-very hot and sticky.
possum under a rock

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7419: make that POSSUM,not ossum!

Andy: "You're not no-account Ernest T.,you're not no-account,you're just... ignorant."

Don't want y'all thinking an ignorant possum crawled up on the porch! HA HA

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7420: Hang down yer head Tom -Doooooley. Hang down yer head and cryyyyyyyy. Hang down yer head Tom-Doooley. Poor boy yer bound to diiiee.

Everybody now... Hang down yer head........

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7421: Hey yall! Hope yall are having a good day. I have enjoyed my day off. It is in the 90's here too. My a/c has run all day. DB, just be patient, I know it is hard. But I saw my husband every Sunday and Wednesday for about 6 years before we started dating and now we been together for 8 years this November. So you never know, Mr. Right may be right under your nose and you dont even know it!! Hang in there girl, Well there is a movie calling me on Lifetime, that chick channel as the husband calls it, so I am gonna grab myself another cold Pepsi and watch it. See yall later--Salty Dog

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7422: Better watch all that pepsi Salty. Yer likely to bubble up and float away. Try some of that stuff that Floyd liked so much. Ferget what it was. Sounded good too.
I do think there are some new folk I ain't met yet. Possum, and Lydia, welcome to the porch. I love the nip it and shakedown stories.



June 13, 2002 - Msg 7423: Whoops. Excuse my hiccups.


June 13, 2002 - Msg 7424: Yo to the porch.

Asa, try sticking your face in front of a fan.


"Five years! Five years! For what?!"

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7425: Evenin Porch!
I'm getting ready to go to preaching. Been painting my living room & I still am not done. WOW! thats work LOL. Hey to all .....LATER... Ellen Brown

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7426: Hey to the porch. Asa, try taking 5 sips of water.
- Hazel

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7427: Hey Asa, you been drinking too much Pepsi too?? tee hee-Salty Dog
P.S. I think that the drink in question was an Apricot Blush

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7428: Hi Porch Folk, Enjoyin' all your newsy posts. Asa, glad you're back from the search. Sorry there's no news. I saw the news this morning but don't understand—first they said the milkman saw a suspicious man and then they were saying they were suspecting an extended family member. Is this one and the same? I didn't follow it. Thanks DB, for giving me hope for my little one. She does need to talk more to people instead of waiting for them to talk to her. Have fun in Florida, Romeena! There do seem to be quite a few educators on the porch, Possum. Hey to Hazel and Jelsik, homemaker, Salty, Mrs. Wiley, (congrats on the new bed!), and everybody else, spooky benson, Fun Girl, and Ellen Brown. Where's Aunt Bee and Mavis and has anyone figured out what's happened to Rock? I miss his coffee. I'll bet he's been havin' computer problems. I forgot to tell ya'll that me and my hubby celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary last week. Went out for Mexican. I've rambled enough. Oughta go to bed.
Charlotte Tucker

June 13, 2002 - Msg 7429: Thanks Asa for your concern - I had wheels today and went and saw dad and mom. It rained most of the morning but cleared this afternoon. We had a new driveway done in gravel so I gained more muscles raking and I also am still mucking out goat pens. A real stinky job especially in hot weather.
Glad to see everyone so lively on the porch - I think it is time for a big picnic to get everyone together. Okay - I volunteer to make pan fried chicken and baked beans. Now who else is going to pitch in???? I could bring goat BBQ - it is deleeesh:)

Well - the laundry is almost dry. That means I can almost go to bed.

(((((Nite ya'll, sweet dreams, don't let the bedbugs bite!)))))


June 14, 2002 - Msg 7430: Mornin' everybody! I'm first one up, I'll make the coffee! homemaker, I think a picnic sounds like a splendid idea. I'll bring cut up veggies and dip. (I ain't much on cookin'.) Don't get me wrong I can cook to suit my hubby but if I could give up cookin' it would suit me just fine. Now don't nobody go explorin' any caves! Have a great day. It is sunny and 74 here today. Lovely. But it's been so wet that the grass is growin' like crazy. Better get some mowin' in later today.
Charlotte Tucker

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7431: A picnic oh boy!! I am there, I will bring some homemade ice cream and watermelon and of course Pepsi! See yall later--Salty Dog

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7432: Morning Porch! Wasn't Floyd's pop of choice "Nectarine Crush"? Asa, try holding your breath for 30 seconds and take 3 sips of water. Happy Anniversary to the Tucker's! homemaker, that goat BBQ sounds yummy, I'll bring the hard rolls.

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7433: Hey Salty, I missed you there. I forgot to tell y'all the bed is P L U S H ! It's about a foot taller than my last bed, so's I need to get a running jump to get on it. It's like "The Princess and the Pea", only there ain't no pea (except in my whistle). Thanks for warning me about the tag - I always wondered how they knew when it got torn off... or do they hold annual "tag inspections"?

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7434: what about Huckleberry Smash?

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7435: A picnic sounds just right Homemaker. I'll bring the ramps... uhh, just kidding Salty. I'll bring some deviled eggs. Not bat eggs either, from regular chickIns.
21 years Charlotte, way to go. Bet it seems like yesterday when you said you did. :) To answer your question about the milkman, he spotted a car in the area on the morning in question. They have been looking for him ever since. He has stolen liscence plates twice now since then and put them on his car which tells me he is up to no good. As far as a family member being involved, I think that is the press doing what it does best, speculating. The father has been given a polygraph test, but it is my understanding that is S.O.P. in cases like this. Hope she is found soon.
Thanks for all your ideas for my hiccups. Perhaps I should just quit eatin like a pig and then I wouldn't get them in the first place. Lord knows I don't need to gain no 5 pounds.
Ain't Mavis back yet? She loves a good picnic.
Take some pictures of yer new matress Mrs. Wiley and show us them at the picnic.
Well, gotta run. Have a good un.


June 14, 2002 - Msg 7436: Picnic.... ALRIGHT! I'll bring a green salad and a homemade Lemon Meringue Pie! MMmmmmmmmmm-Mmmm!

We need some games too.... we could play the card game Spoons..... anyone know what I'm talking about? It's really fun!

Congrats to CT! 21 Wow!

Our Bible School is coming up soon.... Amazon Outfitters is this years theme. Ya'll got any ideas how Me & Susan can decorate our room? we know we'll have a tree and waterfall but we need som more ideas before we go shopping tomorrow.

Talk later

Miss Dixie Belle

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7437: DB - if you can find some twine that is colored green or even crepe paper - you can hang it down from the ceiling to make it look like vines. . .also don't forget to have a few rubber snakes hanging down too and maybe some frogs too.

Sounds like this picnic is shaping up. . .glad everyone is participating. Maybe we could the end the day with an old fashioned hayride!

Have a good one -


June 14, 2002 - Msg 7438: Junior's Travel Log:

Hello friends! What a great place. Went on a sunset cruise last night. Watching the sun fall in the water with, a gentle tropical breeze blowing at your back, is one of the best feelings, you can have. Went to Captain Tony's and put my business card on the wall. There are thousands others on the walls. Asa, I'm all keyed up. Fun Girl, I'll play a little, "Cool Change" by The Little River Band fer ya'. Here we go. More later.

Briscoe Darling Jr.
Hey ta':
Fun Girl
All the newcomers
An' everyone!

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7439: Charlotte, Happy Anniversary last week! Me and my hubby had ours in April... 25 years. Hey to Briscoe, you sang that song real good. The picnic sounds fun. Are we really gona look at Mrs. Wileys pictures of her mattress? That sounds fascinating, just fascinating.
- Hazel

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7440: Now the porch has gotten around to my favorite subject---FOOD! I got a hankering for some good potato salad. Also some good home grown sliced tomatoes and some fresh corn on the cob. YUM!
What a picnic.

Thanks for the song BDJ. I enjoy music from the past as well as some country. My current favorite is Trace Adkins, and Travis Tritt is running a close second.

Yep, DB, I love the card game SPOONS. I don't play too often though cause my family aint big game players and also cause it gets me too keyed up. Have trouble sleeping after I play it. LOL
Has anyone tried the game SEQUENCE. We got introduced to it last Christmas and we all like it alot. The hubby wont let you quit until he wins at least one game. Sometimes that makes for a long night.

Hey possum I am a substitute teachers aide for the special ed room in our school. I just love those kids. Always wondering what they will say or do next. Chuck who is autistic was reading a book one day and every time he turned the page he would yell, "And now for our feature presentation." That boy is a stitch.

Hey to all on the porch. Where are Mavis and Rock?
Hope they aren't havin' 'puter problems. Starting to get worried about them.

Have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the daddys out there.

Fun Girl

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7441: Hey y'all. Fun Girl,you have the same job as a possum! Ha Ha Lots of fun along with the challenges-I'm sure you know,huh? I have an autistic boy who'll only eat french fries! All this good picnic food y'all are talking about-he wouldn't touch it! Speaking of the picnic,I can bring some fresh homemade blueberry muffins.Just gotta crawl out from under the rock and pick the berries. It's too dang hot down here!!! I'll have to crawl out early in the morn,I guess. Mrs. Wiley,can you fix me another one of those good coffees? Thanks!
Everyone have a wonderful weekend. Fun Girl,bet we could write a book on our experiences with the special ed. kids. Don't you love 'em? I call them my little Chipmunks.Makes 'em smile every time!

possum under a rock

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7442: Hey yall, I am upset now. I just "read" on the news that ABC is not letting Toby Keith sing his song on the 4th of July special they are having because it is too "angry" sounding. Dont know how many of you caught the music awards last month but that song is awesome. The name of it was Courtesy if the Red White and Blue and talks about his Dad who lost his eye in the war. Toby was supposed to have opened the show with that song and now ABC isn't allowing it. That tears it just tears it. Well now enough about that! Now how do you play Spoons is that like where you bang em together on your knees? Yall are gonna ahve to show me how and Sequence as well. I am off here for now. Didn't mean to get on that soapbox again. See yall later--Salty Dog

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7443: **Supposed to be Courtesy OF the Red, White and Blue--SD

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7444: I heard ABC kicked him off the special but I didn't know why. Brooks and Dunn are going to do their's but I like Toby - what's wrong about his song. . .they can't handle the truth - we might offend some in the Al Qaeda with the song - pleeeez!
The radio stations around here are betting he will be on and I don't doubt it if the country people get wind of it.


The picnic is sure shaping up!

June 14, 2002 - Msg 7445:
About the Toby Keith thing-I saw something on tv(CNN,I think) last night too. Claims the lyrics are too controversial.Seems there's a line in there about bombing someone's BEHIND.Only Toby doesn't say "BEHIND",if you know what I mean!
Yet we're bombarded with all the rappers and their filthy lyrics.Go figure...
Anyway,that's what all the hoopla is about.

God Bless America AND Toby Keith!!!

possum under a rock

June 15, 2002 - Msg 7446: Hey to the porch!
Ain't been by this way in a good long time, but did see fit to find my way back for a little jawin' with ya. I see that there are still quite a few of the originals and quite a few new-comers as well. Don't suprise me none tho..this place has always been a little piece of heaven in an otherwise crazy world.
><)))*> Jackson

June 15, 2002 - Msg 7447: Morning yall, off to work. But I left some coffee and some orange juice. Hope yall have a wonderful day. I am still a little miffed about the Toby Keith thing, he is one of my favorites. Now my jaw muscles aint working or nothing but it does make me mad. Those rap guys can sing about killing cops and commiting suicide but Toby uses the phrase " put a boot in your A#?" in it is too controversial. Go figure. Well I will see yall later had to put my 2 cents worth in again this morning. Hey to everybody. Mrs. W, you still enjoying that bed? Where is Rock? And did Mavis get back from the beach yet? See yall later--Salty Dog

-We are behind ya Toby!!

June 15, 2002 - Msg 7448: Mornin porch! say I miss Rock also he always made me a cup of goodole hot tea , always hit the spot. Happy Anniversary to u & ur hubby CT. I'm painting my living room still what a job, it is only a 14x22, BUT WHAT A JOB. LOL. I'm doing it by myself hubby doesn't like to paint. Here in a few I'm getting him up & he can at least take me out for breakfast, don't you think. LOL .. Pollyanna says hey to SugarPlum & Sammy .. Asa I'm proud to know there are still people like you who take time out to do something for their fellow man . God Bless you.. Say I haven't heard from Mavis Lately, hope all is well. Thanks Salty for fixin coffee, I have a coffee braid to go with ti, but I'm a tea toadler. LOL. With some honey please. :) Say Jackson, I like ur fish thing. How do you do the colors on here? I know I'm sounding like a broken record, but ifin I knew how, i'ld do it. LOL. Wheres Floyd these days? ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))) To all....
Miss Ellen Brown
Lots of luck to you and yers!

June 15, 2002 - Msg 7449: Norning porch, Thanks for the kind words Ellen but I know everyone here would do the same thing if it was close to their homes. I just wish we could find her. The organized searches are coming to an end today so I reckon I'll go up and try one last time. Wish us all luck.
On a happier note, are we still picnicing today? I hope so cause I want to bring my roll of tin foil. I like things that are neat and shiney.
I guess we need to put out an A.P.B. on Mavis and Rock. They both left us at the same time. I wonder??? naw. They'd told us wouldn't they?
Well off to go search. Ya'll behave yerselves and we'll talk at ya later.


June 15, 2002 - Msg 7450: Miss Ellen...I believe Rafe used to have a pretty good tutorial on doin' colors, bold, and italics..I reckon if somebody would have the link to it?.If not, right-click on this post and hit "view source",scroll down to this msg #. You'll see the html code to get these features.


June 15, 2002 - Msg 7451: Hey!...that fish is swimmin' backwards!...;0)

that should be better..


June 15, 2002 - Msg 7452: test..

June 15, 2002 - Msg 7453: Shazam. Jackson, you're really ept at this computer know-how. Those instructions worked fine. I'm just too chicken to try em. I'm afraid I'll break the porch or some durn thing. I'll just stick with my italics. Good luck today, Asa. Salty, you say they're not, but I do think your jaw muscles are twitchin. I too wonder where Rock is. The worst part is, he took the crock with him. And Mavis. Must be busy with the band. Well, off to the garden.
- Hazel

Barney: No mistake about it - that's a pickle.
Andy: Yeah, boy.

June 15, 2002 - Msg 7454: Hey to Hazel!
Ya been down to old town Temecula lately? That sure was alot of fun down there!....



June 15, 2002 - Msg 7455: Mr. Weaver: "...some night watchman you are, you slept through the whole thing!"
Asa: "Whadda ya want? I'm up now, ain't I?"

Morning Porch, I hope the picnic doesn't get rained out. I'm looking forward to some goat BBQ! Asa, that's some ball of tin foil. Nice and shiney! Salty, the new bed is dreamy! I named it "Big Fluffy".

I watched 5 hrs of the Conf. of Catholic Bishops yesterday. It's a shame that this problem was not dealt with sooner. Looks like when it's all said and done it will be a smaller, but Holier Church. One happy note, we'll have a new Saint by tomorrow morning! OK, I'm off my soapbox now. Continued prayers for the missing Smart girl and all the searchers.

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 16, 2002 - Msg 7456: Nite porch, yall have a Good Sabbath and HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!! --Salty Dog

June 16, 2002 - Msg 7457: Good Sabbath Porch!

Peach Turnovers are warming in the oven, and the coffee/tea is on. C[_] D D

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 16, 2002 - Msg 7458: I'll have some coffee, Mrs. Wiley. No tea or punch thank you.
- Hazel

June 16, 2002 - Msg 7459: Morning porch, have a good day. Hope all the Fathers on the porch has a good day. See yall later--Salty Dog

June 16, 2002 - Msg 7460: Happy Father's Day to all you Dads.
Miss Ellie

"Daddy's Hands" a beautiful song done by Holly Dunn. My favorite song about Daddy's.

June 16, 2002 - Msg 7461: Happy Father's Day to the Porch.

For those who can listen to MP3, here's a good song.

You can buy the album here.


June 16, 2002 - Msg 7462: Thanks Sheldon, for that picture of Andy and Opie. I hope everyone had a good weekend, seems like it's been kinda quiet around here.
- Hazel

Barney: It was my daddys rock.

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7463: It has been quiet. Guess everyone spending the day with there Dads. I spent some time with mine, afraid I ain't gonna have to many more with him. Hope thats not the case though.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.


June 17, 2002 - Msg 7464: hello

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7465: http://www.mangini-assoc.net/Reunion/Songs/Other/andyope.gif

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7466:

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7467: Folks....please be careful doing "graphics" or any other HTML coding. I had to fix the porch (and there were spiders under there) because it got broken by bad coding by somebody.

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7468: Thank you Floyd! What would we do without you? You gotta watch those spiders, they'll bite ya. Didja ever watch a spider catch a keyword? Amazing ain't the word for it.

You're right Asa, there won't be too many more Father's Days to spend with them. I'm going to see my Dad later this week - a belated Father's day. It didn't seem right to hit him up for money on "his day". ;-)

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7469: Whew, thanks Floyd.
Hey Mrs. Wiley, how goes it? Is it warm down there in Florida? Are you keeping Romeena in line? How's the new matress? I like the name you gave it. Take care everyone. Thanks again Floyd.


June 17, 2002 - Msg 7470: Keep Romeena in line? You gotta be kidding! She's a wiley woman (no pun intended). Just kidding, It's a wet one down here today, but there's sunshine every day in the mornings, w/late afternoon showers. temp's in the low 90's. Calvin coolidge said that. I'm sure Ro and the Plum are jet skiing all over tarnation!

My doc cancelled my checkup today. 3 ladies decided to go into labor at the same time. He's booked solid all this week, and is on vacation the following week. So you know what that means...an extra week off of work!!

All together now... AWWWWW.

Big Fluffy sez 'hey'
~ Mrs. Wiley

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7471: That is, I get an extra week (not the Doc).

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7472: Yer a mess Mrs. Wiley. LOL Bless yer heart.


June 17, 2002 - Msg 7473: I'm BAAACCKK!!! Did ya'll miss me? I sure enjoyed the beach, but I wasn't there long enough! Wonder what causes that?? We had a great time & the weather was wonderful! I left a big ol' box of Salt Water Taffy on the table there on the porch, no fighting over it now! Off to pick up my young 'un he is here with me for a few weeks & he is visitin with my mother for the evening. My nephew is leaving Wed. for Knoxville & will ship out from there on Thurs. Prayers for him & all the other new Navy boys going with him. (prayers for us as well, his aunt *Mavis is getting all choked up about him leaving & we won't even begin to talk about how his mom is taking it!) Ya'll have a good one & altho it is good to be home, I'd rather be posting from the beach!

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7474: Mavis is back. Yahoooo. We missed you girl.


June 17, 2002 - Msg 7475: Hello Porchsters: Just wanted to check in and tell ya'll I'm still living...even though I move rather slow! Been laid up with the misery in my back. Too much liftin' heavy boxes and tryin' to get organized and unpacked...wonder what causes that? But just in time one of the youn' uns brought me Asa's miracle AD2K and Yahoooo I'm cured! Glad Mrs. Wiley is back on the mend and has an extry week to rest. (Don't ya just love babies' timing?) Drop on by, I need a rest and reason to sit on the porch. ~New Neighbor

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7476: Hey Asa and Mrs. Wiley, glad to help and get things fixed. They weren't missed up tooo bad.

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7477: Hey yall, thanky Floyd, I couldn't post this morning. Good to have ya back Mavis. That salt water taffy is GOOD. Hazel took all the pink ones though. You gotta watch her. Well my friends got back together over the weekend. So that is a good thing. Good to see them happy again. Well now we got Mavis back now if we could just get Rock back too we'd be doing good. Yall have a good evening and I will see yall later--Salty Dog

June 17, 2002 - Msg 7478: Hello. I couldn't post this morning either. Thanks Floyd for fixing the porch. Thanks for bringing the salt water taffy, Mavis. Nice to have you back. Salty, I did not take all the pink ones, I left two in the bowl. Mrs. Wiley, you poor dear, having to stay home one more week. I really feel bad for you.
- Hazel

Barney: Oh, yeah, you gotta spend a quid and some bobs to get anything decent.

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7479: "Leonard Blush! Leonard Blush! Is that all you ever think of is LEONARD BLUSH?"

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7480: I'm just glad I didn't get a spider bite when I was under there fixing the porch. If I had, maybe Gomer would have known what I should do for it? Y'all have a great day!!

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7481: Morning, porch. Come on everybody. Up and at em!
- Hazel

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7482: Hi Floyd, didn't see ya. Glad your up. Now I don't wanna hear no more about them spider bites!
- Hazel

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7483: Floyd, if you were under the porch with Gomer, he might have taken a whack at that spider with his hammer... then 'PFTHTHTH'. I don't know how to spell 'raspberries', but y'all coulda been injured under there.

Good Morning Porch! Morning Hazel, Salty, Asa, Floyd, welcome home Mavis, we missed ya! That taffy was yummy! I like the white ones. NN, we missed you too - how ya feeling dear? I got plenty of little blue pills left if you need some @@@.

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7484: Active here this morning. Goodness. Glad everyone is up and at em'. I love Gomer's reasoning, "If I was a spider, that's where I would be." Glad you didn't get bit Floyd.
Ya'll have a great and Mayberry kind of day.



June 18, 2002 - Msg 7486: Mornin' porch! Gotta a big day planned. My boy's at basketball camp stayin' at a college in a dorm till Thursday. Should be interestin'. He's 11. So my cousin and her little girl's comin' today so the little girl can play with my Abbie. Abbie is very excited. The little girl is only about 6 but Abbie don't care. Glad you're enjoyin' your new bed, Mrs. Wiley. Thanks for the congrats on my anniversary, everybody. Congrats to you on 25, Hazel! Sorry the searchin' hasn't gone better, Asa. A sad thing, a sad, sad thing that little girl missin'. Sorry I missed the picnic. It sounded like a hum dinger! Happy Father's Day to Andy! Opie was a lucky little fella. As are my own younguns! Have a great day!
Charlotte Tucker
P.S. I'm gonna try to track Mavis down!

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7487: Morning porch, back to the work force today. Glad there aint no more spiders lirking around here. I cant stand them things. I am worse than Gomer. Yall have a good day. See ya later--Salty Dog

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7488: I'm gonna try that again. The message I wrote above (before Salty chimed in there) has the wrong date. It was yesterday's post that I couldn't post so I saved it and posted it today. My little girl and her cousin had a big time going back and forth from the cold pool to the hot tub, dragging a raft of grass with them each time! I had some work to do on that tub last night but they did have fun! Glad you're back from the beach, Mavis and thanks for the taffy! It's extry good. I wrote this message once and tried to type salt water as one word and I got censored and lost my message! Movin' kinda slow today. Allergies are botherin' me and my daughter. Son called from basketball camp last night. Seems to be doin' well and havin' a good time. Scored 8, 12, and 8 points in the 3 games he played. Have a great day!
Charlotte Tucker

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7489: Things are great in the Hoosier state!

Glad to see Mavis back:)

((((HUGS)))) to everyone - wonder where DB is?


June 18, 2002 - Msg 7490: Good afternoon porch. How is ya? Glad all is well in Hoosier land Homemaker. I understand your ground is shaking though so be careful.


June 18, 2002 - Msg 7491: I'm right here homemaker. I've been having trouble with this dog-gone computer. I finished My Biology class yesterday! Woooooooohoooooooo! I don't know what I made yet. Hopefully good.

I'm FREE! Liberated from the torments of college life! Ah-hahahahahahaha! At least until fall semester starts;)

Well I gotta go finish my book. Boy it's good!

Miss Dixie Belle

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7492: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"

"Ain'tchya even got a jack ?" (Goober)

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7493: Yeah, what was up with the quaking today? Hubby, wo is from California, says it was an earthquake. I said, "Oh don't be silly, all my men think the earth moves when I am with them." (Hee Hee!) Dad just called and said it was an earthquake. It must not have measured to big on the Richter Scale
cause I hardly noticed it.

I guess I figured out where the Rock has been. Last night he was on T.V. on WWE RAW. He stood in front of a bunch of screaming fans and yelled, "At last--the Rock--has come back to Chicago." So, there you have it. He is in Chicago.
Gosh that's an even bigger town than Raleigh!!!
Got time to breathe, got time for wrestling. LOL.

Enjoy your break D.B. you deserve it.

Fun Girl

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7494: evening porch
I've been off line for 4 days, I've been painting the living room . Hope all u daddys had a great day last sunday . My daddy has been gone for 8 yrs I sure miss him. Hey Mavis glad to hear you had a great time, Thanks Floyd for fixin the porch, glad you didn't get a spider bite, I wasn't so lucky today I got a spider bite on the hand. oh me! Where is the Rock? Good night all ....((((((hugs))))))..... Ellen Brown