June 18, 2002 - Msg 7495: Nite porch, got to get back up at 5 in the morning. I will leave some coffee and juice out here. Hope all is well with my porch friends tonight. Yall take care, see ya after work.--Salty Dog

June 18, 2002 - Msg 7496: Whoops me and my big mouth. tee hee--SD

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7497: Morning Porch! Have a Mayberry kinda day! Thanks for the coffee Salty I added some fried apple pies, they are on the stove.

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7498: Morning, porch. Yawn. Thanks for sweeping, Salty. I'll stop by for coffee. Mavis, you make it pretty hard on the average fellow to pass by without sniffin' and a-hungerin' for a slice of pie. I'll have some pie too. Everybody, have a happy day.
- Hazel

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7499: Hey Salty, about time you cleaned up around here.LOL Thanks for thinking of us early risers, and thanks for the pie Mavis. Goooooood. Hey Hazel, whats new in Boise this morning?
Hope everyone else is doing good today. Romeena must be having a blast. Not a word from her.
See ya all later.


June 19, 2002 - Msg 7500: Good morning Porch! Thanks for the coffee and swell fried pies Mavis, sure am glad (munch crunch) you're (chew) back (slurp)! So, Rock's in Chicago, eh? I always figured the Fun Girl's would be into wrestling, heehee.

Y'all have a good day, and act like somebody.
~ Mrs. Wiley

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7501: Mornin Porch! Thanks for the coffee, I'll put some tea to brewing for Ellen. Where is Miss Ellie these days, Hey HM, CT, BJ, Mrs Wiley, Mavis, Asa, SD, Hazel. Say Miss Ellen I heard you have a new member in the family, what kind of bread is he or her ? Whers Happy, Spooky and all the rest? Have a GREAT Day y'all.... Aunt Bee

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7502: Good Morning! How is everyone?

Well we had a going away party for our preacher last night. They pulled out after they ate. I'm sure gonna miss him.

Anybody got anything interesting to share? My friend Jodie is getting married Saturday. That's the most interesting thig I know. OH!

Guywatch Update '02: Josh doesn't work at Roadhouse any more. My friend Susan and I went Bible School shopping and were gonna stop in and see him. Ya know to find out some more about him but they said he quit. We had a good laugh saying that Paul had run him off with all his questions!! Moving on, I guess I'll have to find somebody elst. Back to square one:)

Miss Dixie Belle

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7503: Junior's Travel Log:

Hello friends! Went to Earnest Hemingway's house yesterday. Lord a mercy, I aint never seen so many cats in one place. He haad in his will that, all the cats were taking care of with his money. The fishing is wonderful here. More later.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7504: Howdy ~Des~, Aunt Bee, Dixie Belle, Hazel, Fun Girl, Mrs. Wiley, Asa and everyone! I forgot to attach this post, to my last post.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7505: Hey everybody! Just a comin' and a goin'. We're coming back from cub scout camp and goin' to the beach tomorrow for a few days. Hope all is well on the porch. Haven't quite caught up on the postin's. Thank you all for the birthday wishes! That sneaky hubby of mine is a tattle-tale! He did that at church too. Don't know what I'm goin' to do with him. ;) I've got to go finish unpacking so that I can pack again. Lots of work, but can't wait. We'll be in Sandestin FL.
See ya'll soon, keep my chair warm!--Helen

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7506: Will do Helen, glad your not mad at us. Have fun at the beach and bring me back a sea shell.:)


June 19, 2002 - Msg 7507: Wow, didn't see you there Briscoe and D.B. and Aunt Bee and Mrs. Wiley. You all sneaking around the porch here, aren't ya?


June 19, 2002 - Msg 7508: Hey Mrs. Wiley, you know I can't help but look at all the purty men. (Kinda like Charlene Darling.)
I wonder if our Rock bears any resemblence to "The Rock" who has come back to Chicago?? All here is going pretty well. Powerful warm today.
Hey to all my porch pals. Have a good 'un.
Fun Girl

Makes my buds twang. LOL

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7510: Hey to the Porch.
FG, them wrassler's muscles wouldn't bug so much without them steroids....
I'm not near as big as them, but I'm wirey....


"Can you see it?! She's a buggin'...
while I got it out there, might as well poke it with your fanger..."

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7511: OOH a conversation about purty men and I missed it. But girls let me tell you what... I had a package come Fed Ex today and we have a new driver. And law mercy talk about eye candy. Dark hair, eyes, skin and muscles?? I am gonna have all my stuff sent Fed Ex now. Plus he even played with my dog, which put him on top of the list with me. And the best part.. I have to send the package back so he will HAVE to come back and pick it up. Tee Hee. Miss DB I never even looked at his hands so I dont know if he was taken or not. I will get a better look on Friday. ;) Well I think I need a cold Pepsi so I will see yall later--Salty Dog

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7512: Evenin porch
Hey Mrs Wiley, Helen FG, SD, DB, Asa, BJ, Jelsik, Aunt Bee, Mavis, HM, CT, SugarPlum, Sammy & just everyone. Sure has been hot here also. But I'm not complaining. Say Aunt Bee, that is my sisters dog, he is a boarder line Collie, his name is Sam I'm tending it for awhile. But he tore up my flowers, I'm not to happy about that and he knocked my frog off the rock and that drained out my pond, I got us this morning and my fish had a bout 6 inches of water & the pump was running on dry, pray it didn't burn it up. LOL He is a sweet dog, but oh me so so so so .. I don't know what. LOL I have about another weeks worth of work on my kitchen & living room & they will be done. Thank God. I didn't relize how much work it was going to be, I'm getting old. LOL. Pray y'all have a great night, God Bless y'all...(((hugs)))
Ellen Brown

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7513: ( I got up this morning ) LOL .. OOOPS #7512 Ms. Ellen

June 19, 2002 - Msg 7514: Well nite porch, I have had about all the excitement I can handle for one day. Between workm that purty Fed Ex guy and going fishing I am pretty much pooped. So I will see yall in the morning. Good night and sweet dreams everyone!--Salty Dog

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7515: i liked the andy grittith show and even watched it when andy and helen crump got married it was a good show and i watch andy in matlock

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7516: i wish they would make another one and may berry rfd

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7517: Morning Dear.
- Hazel

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7518: Morning Honey! Salty, try to restrain yerself today, would ya? Poor guy is probably scared. LOL
Good to hear from ya Ellen Brown. Don't know where everyone else is hiding. Maybe we should have a roll call today. Sound off.


June 20, 2002 - Msg 7519: I don't know about that roll call, Asa. Last time you threw tomatoes at us whilst we were sounding off. I had to buy a new shirt.
- Hazel

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7520: OK WATCH IT 3!!!


June 20, 2002 - Msg 7521: When Asa threw an egg at me, I caught it. There's only 2 kinds of porchetrs: the quick, and the dead.

Mornin' Porch! Salty, you lucky, lucky woman. You are so right about those purdy fedex guys. The phone line repairmen are purdy too. Well, after 5 months of heavy job hunting, I have an interview next week in GA. Y'all say a prayer for me that the right choices are made, no matter what. Ain't it nice that as we move, we're always right c'here?

"In our lifetimes we travel many roads..."
~ Mrs. Wiley

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7522: Jelsik, you're a HOOT! ~ Mrs. Wiley

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7523: Charlotte Tucker?? Present. There's my roll call, Asa. Salty, I wish I had your Fed Ex man. Mine don't like my dog (who can be kinda ornery to strangers but is truly loyal to his family). Salty, I just realized that you and I have another common bond--Pepsi! I can't get enough of that stuff! It's a love story that began when I was 16 and worked at a Tastee Freez. We could have all the pop and food we wanted while we was workin'. And we served this wonderful crushed ice. Crushed ice and Pepsi--there is no substitute! Speaking of my dog--he's one year old now and is nippin' at neighbors and relatives right and left. Doesn't bother us or the kids and once someone's been around a while he chills out, but it scares me when someone drives up and steps out of their car with him on the loose. (We chain him when we know someone's comin'.) I'm beside myself for fear he'll bite someone. Mavis, Salty, any help? Can some kind of obedience class help him? Hey to Ellen Brown, Hazel, Dixie Belle, Jelsik, Fun Girl, Helen, Mrs. Wiley, and Briscoe. Glad we've located Rock. Mavis, that pie was delicious but tell me ... what is FRIED apple pie? I made a lip-smackin' mulberry-rhubarb cobbler the other day. Was my grandma's (may she RIP) specialty! Where is it Romeena went to? Florida? Everbody seems to be goin' to Florida! We'll be takin' off July 20 for the Northwest! Never been there. Plan to visit hubby's niece in Oregon. Can't wait! Sorry I'm so chatty today! Off to pick up my son at basketball camp later today. He only called the second night. Hope all went well.
Somebody's probably gonna have to sweep again after all my ramblin'. Hot here. Have a great day!
Charlotte Tucker

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7524: Mornin porch! Mrs Wiley did I miss something. Did you move. I got behind on the postings for awhile. Asa threw an eggcrate my way so I put it on my bed, you know the soft thingys that make ur bed comfortable. LOL.. Will so far this mornin I haven't seen no toren up flowers. Sam was hit by a truck & he got real skinny, so I'm letting him stay here till he mends & puts some weight on. He is doing better. My sister said this morning she is looking for a country home for him, now ifin I get attached to him, it will just do me in to let her give him away, but he is her dog and ifin he don't leave my pond & flowers alone that would be best for both of us u know, but ifin he gets use to me, that will hurt him to leave, he is so frill and all, u know. but he is looking better each day. What should I do, he is a good dog, he is sweet & kind and FRILL. Mrs Wiley through out this day I will say a prayer about ur job . For God to lead & direct you to the one just right for you. God bless y'all..... Ellen Brown
The little one one, will the big dogs will take care of him.

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7525: Morning porch, yes I think I have settled dpwm from seeing that purdy man yesterday. Now my dog usually dosen't like strangers but he has found out that the UPS man always has milkbones in his pockets. But the Fed Ex guy was just playing and talking to him. Did I mention how purty he was?? Well I am off to work again. So I wil see yall later on.--Salty Dog

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7526: That was supposed to be DOWN in #7525 tee hee SD

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7527: Thanks so much for the prayers Miss Ellen! No, I haven't moved. But if I get this Job I will. It's a looong story, but all my kin's in GA and I'd be leaving a nightmare behind in FL. Nuf' said.

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7528: Fine Citizens of Mayberry:

With all this talk of good lookin' men, I thought it only appropriate that Mayberry's own GQ model, your Mayor Pike pay a visit. Yes, I know that my greek god physique has been a real asset in my re-election campaigns.

Can't tell you how many times during campaign a woman will say, forget my baby, kiss me!

Well, its a burden I have learned to carry.

Mayor Pike

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7529: Junior's Travel Log:

Hello friends! Last report. Went to 500 Duval St. last night. Had me a Cheeseburger in Paradise and, it was. That Buffett fella has a great place to kick back and forget your worries. The Green Parrot is good too. Only a $1 to forget yourself there. I didn't see Otis though. If you haven't yet, get down to Key West. Plenty to do. And plenty of places to do nothing. Fins up!

Briscoe Darling Jr.
Hey ta':
Mayor Pike- You got my vote.
All the newcomers
An' everyone!

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7530: BDJ-Speaking of Cheeseburgers in Paradise, we went to the Buffet's in Orlando last summer. Good eats and an awesome gift shop. The hubby and I had to have a shirt of course. Sounds like our tastes in music are alot alike. I like almost anything except opera. Boy the porch is hopping today. "Fins to the left, fins to the right and she's the only girl in town."

Mayor Pike--Get a grip. I don't recollect you being a particularly fine specimen of a man, but then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

They must have a purty meter at FED EX to decide who they hire, because the guy who delivers to our school is a sight to behold, and just as nice as he can be. Wonder where how that guy got his idea to carry milk-bones. Not only is he purty, he's got brains too.

Have a great day to all my porch sitting friends.
Fun Girl

Hey maybe all Rock's success in the WWE has gone to his head and he doesn't have time for his good old pals here on the porch. Nah, I know his mama raised him better than that.

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7531: Well. . .I am not supposed to look at purty men seein's that I am married an all but my little boys got the some dandy buzz jobs yesterday and well, I think they are pretty good looking! No Fed Ex guys here or UPS and the mailman is a lady so I'll just keep lookin at my little rascals!

Oh by the way Asa - I am present and accounted for. SALUTE'!

We got some fresh Georgia peaches today -mm, mm - they smell so good, so it looks like I'll being making the boys a peach pie but alas - I'll look and not eat. So far - 25 pounds have dropped off this summer. I tend to splurge on my bday though. A dinner out and cheesecake:) And PEPSI! (I miss my pepsi and sweet tea!)

And Mayor Pike - you got my vote now that Jesse the Body Ventura is out of the race - do you think you would run for guvna?

Enough chatting. . .


June 20, 2002 - Msg 7532: Hey all!! Dixie Belle HERE!! Tardy but Here;)

Salty, Be SURE to look at his hands when you see him again and let me know! FedEx....... the UPS guys around here aren't too bad but the ones I know are married I think.

YAWN! I need a nap. Anyone care to join me for an afternoon nap in the hammock? Yeah.... sure sounds nice.......if only I had a hammock!

ttfn... I love Winnie The Pooh but most don't know what ttfn means!

TaTaForNow --TeeTeeForLater!

Miss Dixie Belle

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7533: Afternoon porch. Seems like the talk is all one sided today. Guess I ought to tell ya all that I applied for a job at Fed Ex a few years back. They told me I were overly qualified though. HA! Nerts to you Salty Dog.:)
25 pounds Homemaker? Way to go girl. Don't overdue it now and become to skinny so's we don't see you no more.
Still liking that matress Mrs, Wiley? I'm like D.B. today, need me a hammock in the shade somewhere.
Hey to C.T. Welcome back.
I don't want no kiss from you Mayor, I think I'd prefer the mules nose. LOL
I'm off to do something now.


June 20, 2002 - Msg 7534: Hey to the porch. Well, you won't catch me talking about the purty men. I learned a long time ago to not judge a book by its cover. Now if they can make me laugh, and they treat me nice, well that's what I look for. Hey Charlotte Tucker, where about in Oregon are you going for your vacation? Mayor Pike, you know the word that describes you best? Modest. See ya all later.
- Hazel

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7535: Good to see our little fat Mayor - I mean our greek-like phisique Mayor out on the streets greeting the common voter.

Asa, that mattress is a dream. Could fit a small family on it. It has a 20 yr warranty - that means I'll be 60 when I have to get a new one. I wonder how much taller mattresses will be in 2022? Likely I'll need a jet-pack to get on the next bed. Thanks for the paradise update BDJ!

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7536: Oops - my peaches were from South Carolina and the boys devoured a small cobbler tonite. At least I know they like my cookin'.

So glad you liked the ttfn DB - I use it alot at school. We are pretty much Winnie watchers here (Tigger mostly, Tiggers Bounce - just like my kids!)

Have a lovely evening ya'll

P.S. - homemade peach ice cream sounds delish!

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7537: Hey,Folks on the porch. This is my first visit... but I see that this is gonna be better'n little yellow cookies!!!Lots of luck to you and yours.Leon.

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7538: EVENIN PORCH!
I don't look at other men . Have my hands full with the one I got. LOL. But I got to say I love him.... Gonna have a tall glass of ice tea. My Granddaughter Asia Marie just went home , we played in the pool some & same got her shoes & we had to chase him all over the yard to get them. He also bit into an ele. cord I have a pump hooked up to, poor dog, he had a buzz for awhile but ok now. Sorry to hear about the Fl. nightmare, pray u get out of it soon. I have a Hammock DB you & Asa can take turns useing it. LOL. Hey Hazel good to see you... Where is Rock & Happy?? Sam & Pollyanna say hey to Sammy & SugarPlum... Ellen Brown

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7539: oh yes... Welcome Leon... Ellen Brown

June 20, 2002 - Msg 7540: SAM got her shoe... tee hee * 7538 Ellen Brown

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7541: Hey yall sorry I am late. Got home from work and then went fishing and then to some friends house. So I am just now getting back on here. Well Asa, I am sure that you would make a good Fed Ex guy. But what about the bank? They need ya over there too. Well I am off to bed now. See yall in the morning--Salty Dog

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7542: Thanks for the vote of confidence Salty. Have you named your pole Eagle eye Andy? Just wondering.
Guess what? We made it. It's Friday. YAHOOOO!!!
Hope ya'll have a great day and a greater weekend.


June 21, 2002 - Msg 7543: Morning y'all. possum is having cheese grits for breakfast-anyone want a bite?
Been raining on my rock these past couple of days,but wanted to climb out from under it long enough to say 'hey' and wish everyone a great weekend!

possum under a rock

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7544: Morning everyone, I would love some cheese grits, possum. Thats good eating. Got any sawmill gravy too? Well I am off to work again. Got to work all weekend too. See yall later--Salty Dog

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7545: I've noticed that yer working a lot more these days Salty. Anything to do with Fed Ex? LOL


June 21, 2002 - Msg 7546: Hey ya'll! I am needin' this dog advice bad. My Otie (named after Otis Campbell; Our last dog was Andy) is trying to bite all my friends and relatives that come here. He's just ornery but he's the sweetest thing to his family. We love this dog. Tried to have a lab after Andy (Annie). She was a livin' nightmare. 'Bout like the dog Ellen Brown spoke of. That dog ripped the sump pump hose off, stole all the floating plants out of my water garden, dug up my bulbs, and chewed big holes in the kids' swimming pool after I had just cleaned it and let it dry to put it away for the season! She had to go. I gave her away. Salty, how do you handle your dog that don't like strangers? Chain him? Pen him? What? I like to just let Otie run loose cuz we live in the country and he stays home, but I can't have him bitin' someone and gettin' sued! I'm going to talk to a trainer. We have 4 new baby kittens--2 stripes and 2 gray and white. They are adorable! All this talk about Fed Ex and UPS men! How can you all even look at those purty men when we have Mayor Pike in our midst?!
Hey to everybody.
Charlotte Tucker

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7547: Hazel, forgot to answer you. We're going to visit our niece in Beaverton near Portland. Hope to also get to Puget Sound.

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7548: Mavis is the resident pet expert CT - me, my dogs are ornery too and we live in the country. The one doesn't understand too much but he's pretty goo with us. We just pen him up when company comes to call.
No thank you on the grits and gravy - I'm not into grits, gravy I like but had to give it up for awhile. But it sounds good for those that can eat it. Just give me ham and eggs with a little cheese.

Have fun on your trip CT - keep us posted just like BDJ. I am having my vacations through all of you.

Need to get some laundry done and the goats fed. May take a trip to Walmart?


June 21, 2002 - Msg 7549: Homemaker doesn't happen to like her main dish concealed in a heavy sauce.


June 21, 2002 - Msg 7550: Afternoon Porch! Been busy as a bee here, got my son for a few weeks, & had my neice over to spend the night last night too, so I wasn't able to get on here last night. CT what kind of dog is it you have? You might want to try getting people you know to come over with a pocketful of goodies to give to him & he will start to as$ociate people coming with getting 'cookies' email me & I will try to help all I can. Lots of it has to do with the breed sometimes, so let me know. Off to the electric company, they are always wanting money! Then out to lunch with the kids. TTFN

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7551: Het C.T., that works for me to, a pocketful of goodies. Brang them to me and I won't snap atcha none either.


June 21, 2002 - Msg 7552: Asa - you know me so well. . .I like to see what I a eating! I also bet you would sit up and beg if it were the right kind of cookie!

Mavis - the tomato plants are looking good so I hope I have a bountiful crop, One of my friend's daughter wants a quart of salsa this year! She was real generous too - she said she would furnish the jar if I furnished the salsa - LOL.

It is plum hot here today and even the goats are sweating:)

Have a rockin kind of day. . .ya'll


June 21, 2002 - Msg 7553: Hello eveyone! Just droppin' by!!

Your Healthy girl - Flora

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7554: Well afternoon yall, how is it going? Long day at work. Glad to be back home. Asa, to answer you question dear, my bosses are out of town this week so that only leaves 3 of us left to work. I will have about 45 hours come Sunday. Aint had a day off since Monday and probably wont till next Thursday or Friday. But all this extry money will help me order stuff to be shipped Fed Ex. tee hee. Well about my dog, he is a miniature german shepherd but his bark is worse than his bite. What most people dont realize is that if you just talk to him he usually calms right down. He is a big softie actually. Well I am ready to kick back with the "clicker" for awhile. See yall later--Salty Dog

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7555: Evenin porch! Finally it's FRIDAY! HOORAY! I 'm tired, but Igot to finish these 2 rooms. Say I have a baby here tonight. She is 7 mos. old, my great niece. She is so cute. Oh by the way CT I took the dog back to my sisters just a few mins. ago. I came home & more plants were destored. He is such a sweet thing but on my... My poor yard. Will Saddie looks like she is sleepy so I think her & I will take a nap. Talk at ya later, God Bless y'all.... Ellen Brown

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7556: Evening Porch, Hey Ellen, it's to bad about the dog. Hope u & Saddie get ur nap OK. HM how r things with u? Hi CT, ASA, Hazel, Mrs Wiley , Mavis & all. I t is a pleasent night here. Hi DB. OR SHOULD I say good night y'all. (((hugs))). Aunt Bee

June 21, 2002 - Msg 7557: Nite porch, off to bed now got to get back up at 5 to go to work. Then we are going to the races. Yall say a prayer for my Granny. She is in the hospital with pneumonia. And tonight when they done a breathing treatment there was no movement on her left lung. She has a lot of little minor stuff too. So just pray for her. Thanks yall Nite--Salty Dog

June 22, 2002 - Msg 7558: Nitey nite porch. Prayers for her Salty.:)


June 22, 2002 - Msg 7559: GoodMorning Porch! It's a fine saturay here. Where is Tom? I haven't seen him lately & Happy... Prayers for salty's granny. Hubby goes to work today I have it off, but more painting for me. LOL Already been up & gave Pollyanna her bath. Thank you Floyd for the rely, but I not sure where to find the links on here to tell me how to do that stuff. Coffee, Tea, Coco, Omlette & toast are ready for one and all. Have a great day in the Lord & let His Sonshine fill ur life.... Ellen Brown

June 22, 2002 - Msg 7560: oops! Reply ( I'm ) on # 7559. LOL

June 22, 2002 - Msg 7561: Hey to the Healthy one...


June 22, 2002 - Msg 7562: Just wanted to check in with the porch and let everybody know Iwas still alive. I will turn a year older tomorrow June 23. I will be 49. My mother would have been 91 today ir she had lived. I was a late baby. THE BEST TO YOU AND YOURS. SAM SCOTT

June 22, 2002 - Msg 7563: Glad to see the porch tonite. . .happy b-day Mr. Scott, hope you enjoy your b-day.

Things are scorching here with heat - I think we all need a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade.


June 22, 2002 - Msg 7564: Happy Birthday Sam Scott! Many happy returns of the day (tomorrow)! I'll be on the road to the big city, but wanted to let you all know that there will be a stop at the Cracker Barrel, and I will be thinking of you all: Asa, homemaker, Jelsik, Charlotte, Mavis, Aunt Bee, Miss Ellen, db, Flora, Salty and FunGirl.

Romeena is getting rained on heavily today, hope her and Plum have their floaties on!

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 22, 2002 - Msg 7565: Happy Birthday, SAM SCOTT! Eat something for me at the Cracker Barrel, Mrs. Wiley! Hey to homemaker, Asa, Salty, Mavis, Jelsik, and Ellen Brown. Thanks everyone for the dog tips. Goodies worked for my mom. She can get out of the car without Otie getting too carried away. It's those strangers I worry about. Here's my next question: Do I put up a Beware of Dog sign so people will stay in their cars or do I not put one up because it might just make people want to sue ya? I think I need a sign. Where's Dixie Belle? Wonder how Guywatch 2002 is going? Ya'll take care.
Charlotte Tucker

June 22, 2002 - Msg 7566: Oh yea, Mavis, my dog is part terrier/part springer spaniel.


June 23, 2002 - Msg 7568: Hey yall back from the races. My husband finally finished his first race with no major problems and he placed 4th. So we are very proud of him. Granny is doing a little bit better but it is a very little. Thanks for your prayers. Well it is nearly 4 and in 1 more hour I will have been up for 24hours straight. So I am off to bed. Nite or Morning (YAWN) Salty Dog

June 23, 2002 - Msg 7569: Good Sabbath Porch! Salty, I don't know how you keep up that pace! Welcome newcommer, maybe we should call you Ms. Senior Mayberry! That monologue was a CLASSIC, I hope someone here will be able to help you find it online. Charlotte, I think the sign is a good idea. May prevent you from being liable if someone does decide to sue. I had a Chow, and we'd just put her in a room if someone came over that we didn't want her to be friendly with.

On the road again,
~ Mrs. Wiley

June 23, 2002 - Msg 7570: Good Morning porch, Krispy Kremes and coffee all around oh and some milk too for those coffee intollerant.;) Well I am off here for some breakfast and then go to preaching and then back to work this afternoon. But I am going to have 2 days off in a row this week. So yall have a good day See ya later--Salty Dog

June 23, 2002 - Msg 7571: Good afternoon - the boys are a fighting this afternoon and it is hot outside - some more. It sure is hard to work outside with this heat.

Thanks for breakfast Salty - I am sure the donuts were delish! And remember some of us drink tea too - LOL


Oh yea - I would like a big dish of hashbrown casserole to go - if you don't mind Mrs. Wiley. Maybe you could sneak it out in your purse.

June 23, 2002 - Msg 7572: Evening Porch! Been a busy one on our porch this weekend, we have had company all week-end. As for the dog sign, I would put out one of those signs that say something like 'dog lives here' some thing like that, I have seen them at dog shows if I can find a place online that has them, I will email you the link.
Off to the ironin board here,

June 23, 2002 - Msg 7573: Good Sabbath porch
Another funeral in the family, my eldest son's father-in-law. So sad. My brother got out of the hospital the very day Mr Cox died, Mr Cox was just down the hall from him, so please remember that family in ur prayers. Happy B'day to Sam Scott. Had a busy week-end glad itis over, sung a special at church tonight, we had a wonderful service this morning & tonight. God is really moving in a mighty way. Pray u all have a great week. ((((hugs))))).. Ellen Brown

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7574: Clicking around TV Land and caught an episode of The Flying Nun. Elinor Donohue (sp) guests as Sally's sister. I was amazed, because its not listed in IMDB. However, Ellie's voice is unmistakable.

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7575: Good morning all - the blueberry muffins and the carrot cake muffins are in the oven, just about done - there's some milk in the fridge and the coffee and tea are ready - so help yourself, clean up after yourself, and have a good day at work:)


June 24, 2002 - Msg 7576: Morning, porch. Sorry about the death in the family, Ellen B. Thanks for the muffins, homemaker. I'll help myself. And I'll have a good day at work. And clean up after myself? I just don't cotton to all this. Too doggone many rules. I don't like it. I don't like it...
- Hazel

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7577: Hazel - I a sorry that I put the rule in there about cleaning up after yourself, but my little boys do enough damage for me to clean up everyday. LOL
Hope you'll come to breakfast again sometime. . .


June 24, 2002 - Msg 7578: Morning porch, how is everyone? Sorry to hear about all your troubles Ellen. Thanky muchly homemaker for those muffins. They was tasty. And Hazel did clean up after herself very nicely. Got the day off today and after working 8 days straight, I aint gonna do a thing. See yall later!--Salty Dog

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7579: Morning porch pals. You kick back and take it easy Salty, you deserve it. The only thing you need to do today is rustle up some lunch for us, seeings how yer off today.
Prayers for your Grandma Salty, and for Ellen's folks also.
I was the one who cleaned up after Hazel homemaker, she left the place a pig stye, so I took care of it.
Hey to everyone, when is Romeena due back, anyone know? How are you Mrs. Wileyyyy??? I keep visioning you getting a run to jump in yer big bed each night.
Hope everyone has a good day.
Oh, here's the question of the day.
Why is it that lobster's don't share? Ponder on that for a bit.


June 24, 2002 - Msg 7580: Lobster's are shellfish. teehee

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7581: Thanks to all you early risers who have been makin' such tasty treats! MMmmm! Congrats to Mr. Salty on 4th place! Didn't look like you slept all that long, Salty. Thanks to everybody for the dog advice. The trainer still hasn't returned my call but my little girl wrote up a sign. Sorry the younguns is fightin', homemaker. But I can relate. A couple that we've been friends with forever came over yesterday and their entertainment was sittin' in our living room watchin' our kids out the window fightin' with eachother in the pool. They were getting a kick out of it since it wasn't their two boys! Much to do. 2 weeks until the 4-H fair and the kids have many projects left to do.
Charlotte Tucker

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7582: Miss CT - we are going to a neighboring county fair on Wednesday. They are showing some goats that has our buck as their papa. It will be just few years before mine get there but we already know they are taking goats - LOL.
Best Wishes on your children's fair projects - I am sure your hands will be full of last minute errands in collecting this and that.

Thanks Asa for taking care of Hazel - she just ain't been right since you wacked her with that golf club:). Glad the rest of you enjoyed the treats (SD and CT).

I'll rock with you later - off to get goat feed.


June 24, 2002 - Msg 7583: Well done msg 7580. You didn't sign yer name so who do i send the prize to?
Howdy Charlotte Tucker and homemaker and everyone else out there.


June 24, 2002 - Msg 7584: What was the name of the opperator on the show????

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7585: Now that is a hard one!! LOL that would be Sarah! Ok what is my prize?? Cleaning up after Hazel & Asa? Boy some prize! I'd rather eat brussel sprouts!

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7586: Mavis, yer a caution I declare. How are you? Way to quiet, I know that.
Is everyone having a good Monday so far? Your sure being quiet. I'm tempted to start singing here purty quick.


June 24, 2002 - Msg 7587: Hey everybody! We are back from FL. Mavis I looked all over the place down there for you, Romeena and the Plumster. Thought I saw Plummy one time so I offered her a carrot, she didn't take it so I knew it wasn't our girl.
We had a blast, rode bikes, wave runners and boogie boards. We beached a couple of days and walked a lot. We had to, had to walk off all of those big suppers! Speaking of food, I brought everybody some shrimp back. Ya'll please come get it fast before it smells up everything.
Floyd, did you have a good time at the Squad Car Nationals in Brent Sat.? We were planning on going and was so disappointed that it was the same weekend as this trip. I saw it in the paper and it looked so neat! I especially wanted to see Betty Lynn. Oh well, maybe next time.
Good to be back home on the porch. (((everybody)))
I missed you.---Helen

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7588: Hello porchsters:
Just wanted to check in and say Hi. HI!! Sure do miss talking and rocking with everyone. Busy working and trying to make some sense out of all this moving stuff. Organization- that's the plan. Hot here, but there is always a breeze on the front porch. Sure have enjoyed it. Was worth every penny we paid for it. Plenty of room for all the rockers! Come on over and grab a glass of cool lemonade we just made... ~New Neighbor

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7589: On my way NN want me to brang anything besides me? (I got some brussel sprouts you can have) Asa one thing I have never been accused of is being quiet so guess I must be slipping! So here goes...OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH No count mule eatin on a haystack, eatin on a haystack... was that enough? or how about this...DOOLEY slippin up the holler, DOOLEY, tryin to make a dollar. (I am available for parties, weddings & anywhere's else there is food)

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7590: Mavis, what's wrong with brussel sprouts? They're good... I like em! (That might be because of my head injury). Asa, you weren't suppose to clean up after me, I left Homemakers place a pig sty because I wanted her to feel wanted. And needed. Oh- Hey to New Neighbor! Good to see ya.
- Hazel

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7591: Pigs been in there too Hazel? I always loved that episode! As for the brussel sprouts, you can have mine!

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7592: Hey to the Porch. I hope you are all keeping cool this hot day.
jennie boone

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7593: It's good to see all of you on the porch these days. I haven't posted here for about a year and a half. I wonder if someone took over my name...hmmm.... I may need another one until I check this out further. Night all.
I am signing as The One That Came Back.

June 24, 2002 - Msg 7594: Hey porch. Late night for me here at work, just checking in before I head for home.
Welcome back Helen, sounds like you had fun. I'll be over for some shrimp.
Hey N.N. Don't be such a stranger. We miss the likes of you around here.
My you sound extry good tonight Mavis. You must have trained your uvula well.
Hazel, I didn't know homemaker was feeling useless when I cleaned up. Mrs. Asa says she feels pulenty needed when I'm around.
Hey to jenniebone. It sure is hot here today. 100 degree's today, thats hot on land.:)
Welcome back to the one that came back. Git you a name and jump in here. We got plenty of room.
Hey Salty, how was yer day of rest?
Well, I better go now. Ya'll make me smile you know.


June 24, 2002 - Msg 7595: Hey porch friends, I have enjoyed my day off a bunch. I didn't do a thing but play on here and talk to my friend on the phone. Granny is doing better and gets to come home tomorrow. Got tomorrow off too so I dont know yet what I will do. I will make lunch for all of yall though hows that? Oh and I watched TAGS too. The cave rescue episode. See yall later!!--Salty Dog

Yeah let a bat fly in your hair and lay eggs and you'll go crazy you want that???

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7596: Morning porch. I know all about them bat eggs Salty. Its a terrible thing to experience. Whats for lunch? Do I need to bring anything? I know, I'll bring a bannana cream pie. Good stuff.
Well gotta run and go do that work thing. Ya'll have a good one.


June 25, 2002 - Msg 7597: Morning, porch. Banana cream pie? Think I'll split on over there and get some.
- Hazel

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7598: Morning porch, hubby overslept, so I had to get up too. OK heres the menu for lunch, 6 inch tuna sub sandwiches with everything on them but the kitchen sink and potato salad. And I have to have something crunchy when I have a sandwich so hows about potato chips and celery sticks to go with it. My fav. chips is the BBQ flavored but if any one has a preference let me know. Pepsi and sweet tea to drink. And for dessert, homemade peach ice cream. So everyone be here at 12-ish and Asa, this time would you please not hang yer head out the window on the way over? See yall later--Salty Dog

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7599: And BTW while we are all together we may as well make it a party. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FUN GIRL!!! --Salty Dog

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7600: Happy Birthday Fun Girl!
- Hazel

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7601: It's Fun Girl's birthday? Oh boy, can I sing?



Altogether now. . Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday DOLL, Happy Birthday to you!
Hope it is a happy one Fun Girl.


June 25, 2002 - Msg 7603: HEY! What's happening around 'chere today? I've been busy of late. And will be busy yet to come.

Bible school started Sunday. It's a little scant this year but I'm proud of what we have.

No Updates...... sorry to disappoint but I'll let ya'll know if anything happens:)

Happy Birthday Fun Girl!

I gotta headache I'm gonna go nurse

Miss Dixie Belle

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7604: Thank you, thank you kindly! I try to live every day so that on June 25 people don't mind celebrating. After all I am a fun girl. Hey Mavis, you did such a good job on DOOLEY, can you sing "Never Hit Your Grandma With A Great Big Stick." That 'un makes me cry, and as I am 39 today, a few tears may be appropriate. (If you don't know that one how bout Put Your Money In Your Shoe and It Wont Get Wet. (and a one and a two) My darling boys and Charlene are coming into town today. Guess they will stand by the horse trough to fill their radiator. They drive a Chevy van. Wonder how many hat fulls it will take to fill it up. Hope they are careful coming over the Robert E Lee natural bridge. (that's one of my favorite lines. LOL)
Yes, Asa you can sing sweetie. But Barney....why don't you go look for jay walkers. We love you, but you can't sing, not a lick. There, he knows now and poor Fun Girl had to be the one to tell him. Thanks to all for the birthday wishes. I'll sign in later and let you know how the day went.
Fun Girl

To all those dieting, have you tried the Weight Watchers ice cream sandwiches. They only have a 1 1/2 grams of fat and they are YUMMY! But I believe they can become addicting, so easy does it. I think that is what I will have instead of birthday cake. I may even stick a little candle in it.

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7605: Happy Birthday Fun Girl! You're at the age where nobody believes you. ;) Hope you have a great day!
Salty, lunch sounds gooood. I'll brang an extry sack of bbq chips.
Hope you feel better DB. Here some little blue pills for ya. @@@@
Welcome to the new one. Always plenty of room here on the porch.
I sure do miss Romeena and all of Sugarplums antics. I think I'll mess up around here, just to make her feel needed when she gets back.


(Now if Clara just doesn't come along and clean up.)

Well off to mop. I feel awfully needed around here. ;) Have a good day everybody, especially you FG!--Helen

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7606: hi my name is kayla helvin im really into the show im 12 years old i live in sd is this like a chat room anyway i think it really cool.

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7607: i dont know what name to use if someone has this name im sorry skippy!!im areally big fan iv got all bio's in my head i got all their movie s and all of golmer and andy cd their vary talented by the way skippy is kayla

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7608: Welcome Skippy - we are proud you could join us. Every once in awhile we have ice cream and picnics here on the porch. We have alot of fun -so please join right on in.

Helen -I can't believe YOU made such a mess. Oh well - since it was in the name of Romeena and Sugarplum, I think we'll let ASA clean it up. It's his turn!


June 25, 2002 - Msg 7609: Hey Everyone:
Hope Fun Girl is living up to her name. After all, your own personal birthday only comes once in a year. (But Asa likes to have more- more parties and gifts, you know!) Who has the crock? With this heat, I'm sure it needs a good cleanin'. Bring it on over and I'll give it a thorough scrubbing. I'll have to empty it first! Salty- can ya give me a hand? (or are you busy with you-know-who?) Thanks for the good lunch. ~New Neighbor

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7610: Hey to the Porch.

"that's hot on land..." Asa, you beat everything, you know that?
you're funny for a golfer...

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7611: I'll bet salty bat eggs are a terrible thing.

~ Mrs. Wiley

I'm going to bed, but, I'm leavin the bats outside for the night, lord knows I got enough bat eggs in my hair for all of us, (exceptin' maybe for Jelsikteehee)

June 25, 2002 - Msg 7613: Try to warn people about bat eggs and what do ya get?? HEARTACHE!! Thats what. Nite porch off to bed. 5 comes early--Salty Dog

June 26, 2002 - Msg 7614:

Mornin' porch. Ahhh, what's going on? The porch is so messy. I must clean it up.


All, clean. Well off to bed. It's almost 1:00.
I guess I just can't sleep. I'll get Malcolm to bring me some milk. Nite.


June 26, 2002 - Msg 7615: Ahh Ahh Ahh Ah CHOO!!! Man it sure is dusty around here. Romeena, you better hurry back home girl, these people are getting messier by the day. Off to work now yall be good and act like somebody. I aint naming no names but avt like ya got some smarts! See ya later--Salty Dog

June 26, 2002 - Msg 7616: Good morning Salty - just sent hubby off to work but the good thing is he'll be home in 4 hours so we can go to the fair. My boys are looking forward to the first county fair of the season. Talk about dusty - it will be dusty there.
We a got a bit of rain here yesterday - cooled things down a little, it was a welcome site for a bit.

How's the mood in Utah this morning Asa - I heard on the news they have some new suspects in the Smart girl's disappearance. I have this feeling she isn't going to be found alive. If not - we know that she is being taken care of by Jesus. A sad situation.

Everyone have a good day on the porch.

(((Hugs for all)))


June 26, 2002 - Msg 7617: Morning porch. Hey homemaker, things are kind of sad around here. With each passing day the chance of her still being alive diminishes more. It just breaks my heart to see what the parents are going through. At the start of each news conference they will speak first, and the Mother always directs her comments towards Elizabeth, telling her to hang on, there coming to get her, and to be strong, and reminding her of some personal story of motivation. It just tears at you. May God bless that family.
Anyway, hope all of you are well. Thanks for sweeping AngeFan. Welcome to skippy. Jump in here anytime.
I guess with Salty working I'm gonna have to be on my own for lunch. Anyone want to go with me to the diner? The special is a hollered out tomater, filled with avacodo and raisins. And it's goooooood. Maybe after that we can go over to the theater and watch them change the marquee. Thats always fun.
Hey to Jelsik. Glad you thought I am funny, lord knows I try.
Hey to Mavis. Good to see you. Your still to quiet dear.
And Mrs. Wiley, how are you. Hows the job situation? Boy thats a good looking y in your name. I wish I had a y in my name.:)
Later all, God bless.


June 26, 2002 - Msg 7618: Mornin porch
Back from Ky. It sure was a long day yesterday. Back to work today. Coffee, tea, milk juice, eggs, bacon & toast r on help ur self. Pray u all have a great day in the Lord. (((()))... Ellen B.

June 26, 2002 - Msg 7619: Mornin' Loves!

Welcome to Skippy! I I'm no longer the youngin' here:)

Ya'll sure are make a real mess for poor ole Romeena!! I hope she has here broom and duster ready!

Well it's raining here. we could use it but I hope it doesn't rain tonight or I don't know what the Bible School kids will do for Recreation! I guess 'll leave that up to the recreation teachers! Last night in Crafts we made candles with coffee beans. I hope it smells as good a s freshly made coffee!

Well gotta go get some stuff done. Ya'll be good and try not to wreck the place while I'm gone..........I like to be in on that stuff ya know;)

Miss Dixie Belle

June 26, 2002 - Msg 7620: Biy I have problems typing lately!

June 26, 2002 - Msg 7621: Well Nabit! That's supposed to be "boy".


June 26, 2002 - Msg 7622: Don't work too hard today Ellen B. and thanks for the breakfast. It was extry good!

Asa, you could use Asy for your nick-name.That way you can have a Y. :) I'll go with you to the diner, but I'll pass on that special. YUCK! I might get me a 'mater samwich though. Breakfast with Ellen B. and lunch with Asa (or Asy) anybody fixin' supper? Might as well make it 3 for 3!

Welcome Skippy, this is a good place and good people here. Glad you're here.We ought to make you Citizen of the Day!

Now AngeFan, I was worried about Clara cleanin' up and here you come and sweep up. You beat everything, you know that?

Our friend that was running for State Senate, won last night! What a night. We could see the Lord's hand in this all the way. It's amazing to watch him work before your eyes! Two of his opponents had almost $600,000 collectively, plus all of the PACS supporting them. Hank had approx. $23,000 for both races and still won handily! PTL! We could use a lot more of his kind.

Asa, I'm still praying for Elizabeth. I'm hoping for the miracle of a safe return. I'm like homemaker, sometimes I doubt she'll be found alive. I know God is able though. (((All the children)))

Ya'll have a good day. --Helen

June 26, 2002 - Msg 7623: Hey DB you snuck in on me. I'd love to know how you make those candles. Love to smell coffee, but hate the taste. Wonder what causes that?--Helen

June 26, 2002 - Msg 7624: Hey, porch. Sorry Helen. But didn't it look clean? Can't beleive you made such a mess. YUCK!
Hey, Skippy. Welcome to the porch. DB, it looks like you never had been the only young one. I made my Mom never tell who I was or my age. I decided to tell you that:

I am 10 yrs. and Helen's son, and only child. I think she ata' be proud to have a son like me,;-) tho' she wored me out for cleaning the porch (7614). Hey, she always taught me to be clean. I'm suprised, she told me to MESS UP again.


June 26, 2002 - Msg 7625: Good morning, everybody! Got home last evening, too tired to do much besides read some of the archives. Am all caught up now - thanks for your kind comments along the way. Nice to know we were missed. We had a lovely time, rained every day, but beautiful anyway. My son's home is so lovely, and the landscaping is gorgeous. The back lawn just sweeps down to the wetland that runs between the lawn and the lake. The wetland is a strip about 100 yards wide, with a wooden walkway over it, so you can get to the dock. The lake level is very low right now, so the rain was badly needed. We just sat in the covered area on the lanai ("patio" to most of us) beside the pool, and watched the rain sweeping over the area, making everything so green and beautiful. Picked grapefruit right off a tree by the lanai - sweet and delicious. A friend dropped off a box of fresh peaches - we made ice cream (to the detriment of my blood sugar) but it was goooood! We never even launched the seadoos, didn't quit raining long enough, but was OK. My dad would have wanted to ride one, and it would have been a delicate thing to try to stop him without hurting his feelings. He had a good time, mostly dozed in a chair on the lanai, but seemed to enjoy it.
Sugarplum, the lazy little lout, spent most of her time atop a pile of ruby-colored throw pillows in the den. From there, she could see into most of the rest of the first floor of the house, as well as having a good view of the lanai. Thus if any food was present, she could go claim her share. She received the nicknane "Princess Ruby Pillow". My son's spaniel, Abbie, was thrilled to have someone shorter than herself in the house, and spent a lot of time herding the Plum around whenever she left her pillows. What a hoot they were.
Now, after reading the archives, I have one big question. WHERE IS TOM?? Not one poem, not one word from that boy! Has anyone checked on him?
There's a lot more to say, but this grows too long. Prayers for those in need, praise for those who are trying to help others, welcome to newcomers, and much love to all my friends here. Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

June 26, 2002 - Msg 7626: Look at all the type-o's in 7624. Better check the spelling BEFORE I post. :-) Hey, Romeena. Sounds like a nice place. You should see how lazy Rusty and Jimmy (our dogs) are. Hardly want to get up to go outside.

June 26, 2002 - Msg 7627: Look at all the type-o's in 7624. Better check the spelling BEFORE I post. :-) Hey, Romeena. Sounds like a nice place. You should see how lazy Rusty and Jimmy (our dogs) are. Hardly want to get up to go outside.
I saw a lady last night that looked a whole lot like Betty Lynn. (as she looks now) Mom and Daddy decided to play a joke on me. They told the lady to act like she was Betty Lynn when I went up to her. They told me that Thelma Lou was in the building. Of corse I went up to her she said, heh "Hi, I'm Thelma Lou."
They eventually told me in wasn't her.:-)