August 06, 2002 - Msg 8324: Loved the poetry, Hazel. Sorry about your headach, Asa, but I ain't nursin' any man!--Boo

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8325: And what was Sharon's last name from the class reunion show? DeSpane wasn't it? I think if she didn't have such uppity ways she would have made a good wife for Andy. They just looked right together. Plus there was that tawdry kiss outside the gym. HMMMM! Does that twang anyone's buds?
No need for Helen to be jealous of me. As you all know I am just so helpless and sweet. And after all, girls just wanna have fun.
Fun Girl

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8326: Afternoon Porch, Hazel I loved that incant. It must have worked too. Welcome back Asa. Hope yer headache gets better. Called the puter docter yesterday and I think I have mine better. It has way more energy today than it has been. So I think it feels better. See yall later--Salty Dog

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8327: Well Stubby - is that YOU back from Tampa with the grandkids. . .and did you find any soybean fields down there?
Still working on freezing peaches. . . but I didn't get the youngin's cobbler made yet. . .so as a mom, I'm "mud" today!
I'm glad the puters are getting fixed around here - I hate it when we all can't check in and be recognized!
Well - everyone, take care and try and act like somebody!


August 06, 2002 - Msg 8328: Asa - we all know better than to get Mrs. Asa riled up so we best let her be your nurse! Hope you feel better soon!
How's your sore lip!?


August 06, 2002 - Msg 8329: This is the first time in a month of Sundays that I've been able to check in in the middle of the day! Glad to see Hazel fixed Asa's puter right up. And I was going to clue in Mary Wiggins on who Karen and Peggy were but Asa beat me to it. Peggy's the one who ordered snails for Andy. (He didn't eat them by the way.) I, on the other hand, love them! I think I liked Peggy better than Sharon DeSpane. And yes I remember the tawdry kiss. I'd choose Peggy or Ellie. Ellie kinda ruined the relationship when she ran for city council. Too women's libbish for my taste. Now, I'm not backwards or anything like that and don't want to start no moulage about women's lib, but it just wasn't right for a wife for Andy. There I said it and I'm not takin' it back!
Charlotte Tucker

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8330: Afternoon Y'all! Asa,ya wasn't supposed to tell that 'bout me and Salty! Ha Ha Glad the incant worked-Hazel that must be a powerful thing-you'd best put a patent on that one! I see where y'all are talking about Andy's women. Well, I never did like Ellie(y'all Ellie lovers kindly get them long poinky sticks away from my rock now!)Helen was jealous and moody,Sharon might have been too much for Andy (that KISS!) and so I guess I'd go with Peggy too. Seemed like a good ole' Southern gal.There's my two cent's worth!
When are all the teachers/aides starting the new school year? Fun Girl? I go back on Thursday. Hope everyone has a good 2002-2003 school year!
Asa, when you pick up your suit from Mr. Goss,let us know so we can plan another trip to the picture show over in Mt.Pilot. We've got a few other Mayberry folks who want to go along next time so I reckon me & Salty will have to act better and not pull the " out of oil " thing on you again!
Well,everybody have a good afternoon and a great evening!

possum under a rock

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8331: Howdy Porch, Asa, I'll be happy to nurse you back to health. I have this Wonder Tonic that you sniff 1 drop of (Stadol for you nurse-types). Boy, your head will be gone, your neck will be gone, and most of your spine will be gone. No more that 1 drop though, or you will become like the junkie neighbor lady in TKAM. Can't remember her name - Mrs. somethingorother. Hazel, that incant was "tops".

~ Mrs. Wiley

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8332: Hey yall well I vote for Peggy too. She was the best one for Andy I thought. Possum, looks like that old out of oil thing aint gonna work this time. Maybe we could take in the floor show at the jigolo club. See yall later--Salty Dog

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8333: Well, I just figured out how to read Yesterday's posts after the porch got swept. I have a new puter and I am so new to the internet it's not even funny. How do y'all think the internet would've affected law enforcement in Mayberry?
Mary Wiggins

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8334: Well I know Barney would have been happy. He always thought it was time they got eletronised around there.
I could use some of that stuff Mrs. Wiley. Durn headache is a doozy.


August 06, 2002 - Msg 8335: The best thing for a headache Asa is Excedrin Migraine - that's our wonder-tonic. . .and Barney would have been all for a computer, scanner, digital camera - them boys at the state already had an electronic typewriter before Barney could have gotten a fingerprint kit. He liked everything newfangled - probably would have had a palm pilot too, for ticket writing and citation reciting!

The teachers here start at various times next week with me going in on Thursday. My son starts the day before I do - we'll be in different school systems but almost the same calendar of days off. Not looking forward to going back to the construction woes and the no contract woes. It would be nice to settle this thing before next Thursday. The teachers are boycotting the usual employee breakfast - no money for contracts then there should be no money for the breakfast. Enough of the school "bored" blues!

Where are the new porchsters hiding today - Jake, Boo, and Stubby?
And Miss Dixie Bell must be schooling since she hasn't checked in on the new sweep. . .
I swear we need a posse to keep track of everyone! :)

Have a nice evening. . .sleep tight and don't let the West Nile Skeeters bite!


August 06, 2002 - Msg 8336: The neighbor in TKAM was Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose. She had a Confederate States of America pistol hidden in her lap blanket. If she missed you, her girl Jessie wouldn't. Jem chopped all the blooms off her Snow on the Mountains camellias and so he had to read to her everyday. And lest we forget, she died free as the mountain air. "She died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew."---Atticus

"Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it. We had given him nothing and it made me sad." --- I do not know that I believe that. I think Jem, Scout and Dill may have given Boo much more than they realized. They must have in order for him to have risked his live to save theirs. "No greater love hath mortal man than to lay down his life for a friend."

Off my soap box.
G'night ya'll
Fun Girl

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8337: The neighbor in TKAM was Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose. She had a Confederate States of America pistol hidden in her lap blanket. If she missed you, her girl Jessie wouldn't. Jem chopped all the blooms off her Snow on the Mountains camellias and so he had to read to her everyday. And lest we forget, she died free as the mountain air. "She died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew."---Atticus

"Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it. We had given him nothing and it made me sad." --- I do not know that I believe that. I think Jem, Scout and Dill may have given Boo much more than they realized. They must have in order for him to have risked his live to save theirs. "No greater love hath mortal man than to lay down his life for a friend."

Off my soap box.
G'night ya'll
Fun Girl

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8338: WELCOME HOME TOM ! You've been missed. We all feel sorry for ourselves sometimes and feel more like being alone. I understand how you feel. But we are so glad you are back to inspire us with your poems.
God bless you Tom. HUGS. Miss Ellie

August 06, 2002 - Msg 8339: Hey I am getting entirely too serious in my last couple posts. "Oh Berney--You're just a scream."
There, that is more like my fun loving self.

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8340: Night porch, gotta go back to work tomorrow and work until Sunday. Oh well I enjoyed my 2 days off anyways. See yall in the morning!-Salty Dog

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8341: Night Fine Folks, I'm right glad I decided to join you on the porch. Thanks Fun Girl for those lovely words and memories from TKAM. Nice to read right before bed. Talk to you tommorrow---Boo

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8342: oh, one more thing--Did any of you hear the news tonight about that recording taken inside the World Trade Center when the planes hit? When I heard it I got chills and its funny, nearly a year later and I still cry when I think about it. Anyways, I am very thankful tonight to have my family safe and sound and I'm thankful to the young men and women who are in the service. God bless their children and their Mommas and Daddies. Thank you, Lord Jesus for the privledge of being an American. Love to you all--Boo

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8343: Boo and Fun Girl. . .I missed hearing the recording but I did read about it. That gave me chills. And I liked the TKAM quote - here in the country we still take food to the neighbors when loved one pass away. Mavis would be proud because I made some salsa :) to take over to my friends this past week. There was so much more when life was simple - like in TKAM or TAGS. I am glad we have this little niche carved out here where time means nothing and friendships mean everything.
That's my soapbox. . .

It's hard to believe that it has been almost a year since 9/11/01. . .for those that lost loved ones, I am sure it feels like an eternity. I know once we get back in school - my students will be writing and sending cards to those overseas in the military. That's one way I can instill some American pride in them.

Well - ya'll have a good morning. . .didn't make breakfast yet. . .but I believe my youngest one wants pancakes.


August 07, 2002 - Msg 8344: Prayers for the newly separated babies in California.

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8345: How's everyone up on the porch today? I'm busy doing laundry and all the other last minute stuff you find to do the day before you have to go back to school! Homemaker,that's a great idea-having your students write to our military folks. I worked at a middle school during the Gulf War and had my kids write. What wonderful reponses we got-photos,foreign money,military doo-dads and the sweetest,most sincere letters you'd imagine.Hope all of us in the education world have a rewarding school year.
Yep,prayers for the twin girls.Amazing what has taken place with them,isn't it?
I have heard about the 9-11 recording,but have not heard it. Not sure if I want to. I was in Logan Airport in Boston on Sept. 6th in the exact terminal(B) the terrorists hijacked the planes out of. I am a people watcher and while waiting for my flight I saw several Arab type men walking around. No luggage-strange looks on their faces,in groups of 2 or 3.I just thought they looked suspicious for some reason. Little did I know. It was later reported that the terrorists were prowling Logan airport the week before 9-11. I will always wonder if I looked into the eyes of any of those terrorists.And I am so grateful that I got home safely!
Another recollection- I remember on the plane wondering where we were. I assumed we had to be over Virginia at that point. I looked out of the window and immediately knew we were over Washington DC because I recognized the Pentagon. I craned my neck trying to see other famous landmarks,but all I could make out was the Pentagon.I was so thrilled to see it. Gee...
Well, that's enough. Just wanted to share my thoughts.

possum under a rock

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8346: wow, Possum, that's pretty scary. I wonder if you saw the guys that did the damage? One of my best friends flew to Buffalo last week and he said he was pulled aside and searched. Said he loved it and that he hadn't been touched in some of those places for years! Honest, he really said that. He has been single a long time.
What about the twin babies? I haven't heard about them, yet.---Boo

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8347: Good afternoon all. I find myself with a few minutes to send greetings! I read a little about the tape of the high-jacking and the wife of one of the fire chiefs said she found peace hearing how calm and professional her husband sounded while trying to rescue people. My son has a line of toys called "Rescue Heroes" that have been out since before the attack and it's funny how differently I look at those "action figures" now. Those men and women in the police, firefighters, army, navy, airforce, marines, national guard, port authority as well as the "civilians" (is there such a thing in post 9/11 America) are all heroes. God bless and protect every one of them and each of us as well. Boo, you made me laugh out loud while reading your post about your friend. I am so glad we can still laugh. I remember how quiet the skies were after 9/11 and how all I did was walk around the house sighing as if to catch my breath. I wondered if we could ever laugh again. God has been merciful, however, and everyday I see His beauty and glory every where I look. GOD BLESS AMERICA
Mary Wiggins

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8348: To catch you up to date Boo on the babies, doctors at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA separated conjoined twin girls that were a year old. They were joined at basically the top of the head - each facing a different direction. They successfully separated them and they are hoping that both will survive, they were connected with bone and vessels but each had their own intact brain. A couple of weeks ago, another mother in Guatemala (that's where the first babies are from) gave birth to conjoined babies - basically two heads, two spines, one heart and they will be unable to separate them. The mother is 15 years old. It makes me thankful that mine were born healthy and normal.

Well - that's my medical update for today.

call me
Dr. Homemaker

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8349: After noon porch!
It seems late I've just been in & out of here. Things are begining to calm down around here. I haven't read all the post, but I do see we have a few new ones, Welcome one & all. I'll post again later. Ellen Brown

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8350: Howdy Homemaker ;
Thanks for asking , Joy and Me done got our hearts stolen away by these grandkids , Dad-Gum- It ! I said I wasn't gonna get taken in !
But they is sooo cute in there ways ..not at all like their mommy was when we were a raising her !
I gonna take the rest of the day off from hunting for my "Feild of Dreams" ..and just spend some time with Phoebe & Haley..They is always a asking for their Granddaddy Stubby !! If hit will cool off a little I is gonna take em a fishing !
-Stubby Fly-

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8351: Thanks, homemaker for the update on the twins. Those poor little things. God bless them and their folks.
I have somethin' to confess, I'm not as old as I let on to be. Infact I have two little young'uns. Beulah and I did have 'em rather late in life. I have a seven yr. old son and a right beautiful little daughter who turns one year old this week. You folks is gettin' to be such good friends, I just wanted you to know about my kids.
Stubby, I am really lookin' forward to having grand young'uns some day. 'Course my kids will have to bring 'em to the nursing home to visit me by then!---Boo

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8352: Hey to all. Puter at work is still down and out so I can't get on during the day. Hope everyone is well today. Starting to feel the change in the air as we slide into the Fall mode a little bit. What happened to summer? My oh my it went fast.
Hope all our porch sitting teachers will still be able to visit us regularly.


August 07, 2002 - Msg 8353: Mercy me, what a blessing it is to sit here on this porch and listen to you folks visit. Each one so different, yet so alike in the things that count. Love of God and country, love for your families, courage to face what each day brings, ambition as you try to make things a little better, joy in the simple things of life - well, I could go on and on. I love all of you. I'll likely never see you or meet you face to face, yet I think we all know each other in a special way. We have this "electronal marvel" to thank for it. I may just be the most "senior" member of this porch, but I try to stay up to date, and my beloved 'puter helps me do that. Without it, I'd never have known all of you.
Well, off I go. Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8354: Hugs for everyone on the porch tonight...

(((((BOO))))) (((((MARY))))) (((((ASA)))))
(((((HOMEMAKER))))) (((((ELLEN))))) (((((STUBBY))))) and (((((((((ROMEENA))))))))))

Had to squeeze you extra hard Romeena after reading that sweet stuff you said about all of us!

possum under a rock

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8355: That Romeena is a sweetheart, ain't she?


August 07, 2002 - Msg 8356: Thanks for the hugs and the sweet words Romeena and Possum. . .
Boo - it's okay if you had children late in life because I did too - I gave my parents a grandson for their 50th wedding anniversary. . .how many of you can say that. So when he turns 6 this year, my parents will have been married 56 years.

Well - just wanted to check in. . . .

August 07, 2002 - Msg 8357: ((((((Hazel)))))) Just felt like getting in on those hugs, since I missed out earlier. Hey to Sugarplum. Homemaker, that is so cool about your parents being married 56 years. And you giving them a grandson for their 50th. Very special.
- Hazel

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8358: Evening porch. Heres my thoughts on 9-11 and how close to home it came. Most of yall know that I am from NC. My husband went to Boston in October for a builders seminar. Well on the morning of 9-11 his bosses wife was on the phone with Logan airport getting ticket prices when all that started happening. She decided that they were going to drive after that. Also thank you Mary Wiggins for you words about the firemen and rescue workers. Being a firefighter/EMT myself I have been through and seen a lot but nothing like what those brave people went through. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for firemen since my husband was a fire cheif when we were dating and for the first few years of our marriage. It just amazes me how much publicity this has gotten the firemen. Now days you cant go anywhere without seeing something with a fireman on it. Not that I am complaining because I collect firefighter stuff. But I just hate that it took a national tragedy like that to get those people the recognition they deserve. Well I am off my soapbox for tonight anyways. Yall have a good night. (((porch friends))) And ((((Floyd)))) for creating this porch for us to come to and have a little bit of mayberry in our lives every day. Nite porch--Salty Dog

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8359: Thanks Possum and Romeena. I love you, too. Sweet dreams--Boo

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8360: DANG IT! Okay, WHO smoked me out from under my rock so early in the morning??? Oh,yeah,NOW I remember- I gotta go back to school today!

Hazel, you don't hafta be hugging on yourself-there's plenty of hugs for you here on the porch. Gonna hug your neck right now... (((((HAZEL)))))

It's too early for a possum to think straight,so I'm gonna jump down off the porch now. Everyone have a great day!
Coffee anyone?
possum under a rock

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8361: Morning dear.
- Hazel

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8362: Morning honey!!


August 08, 2002 - Msg 8363: Mornin' Sweetpea!!
You know what happened to me this mornin'? Well, last night at church, the preacher talked about havin' a daily devotion time and I decided to be better about it and asked the Lord to help me. Well, bright and early this mornin' while I was sound asleep, the radio came on all by itself (I hadn't set the darn alarm). Suddenly I'm layin' there with my eyes open listening to Petra (remember them?) singin'..."Brown is the color of the autumn leaves when the winter comes to the Mirron trees. There is birth, there is death, there is a plan, and there's just one God and there's just one Man who can give us life and make us grow, who can make our sins as white as snow." Well, I had to get up and pray after that, you know? I prayed for those of ya'll goin' back to school. Hope ya have a blessed day.
I need some advice from some of you mommas. My 12 month old baby girl is very possesive of her bottle and we want to get her off it because she is wakin' up at night. Beulah and I are too old to remember how to do it (get kids off the bottle, that is!). Any advice? Do ya just cut 'em off 'cold turkey' or wean 'em off a little at a time. Keep in mind her nickname is "Wildcat" and she REALLY likes that bottle (heaven help us)!---Boo

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8364: Mornin', y'all... Nope, I ain't been under the porch with them spiders. I just got doused by that "busy bucket" again. It seems I'm the new best friend of the electrical engineer at FAA Southwestern Regional HQ. He doesn't understand lightning and protection so I'm his "Shell Answer Man". Can't hide from him either. He's sly, that one. Around every corner. I'll check in soon. Blessings on each one of you. Anyone heard from Mavis? I miss that gal. Jake

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8365: Mornin Porch!
Hello Boo, Im Ellen nice to see you on the porch, Dalty Dog glad ur puter is better, homemaker I use to can and freeze a lot when my boys were home, now it is just Lightning and I. Although I do still can some but not as much. Today I am going to see my 2 granddaughters up north of me, Kayleigh & Sabrina. I get to see them once a month as their mother & my son are divorced. That was a hard thing to get use to, Going form seeing them everyday to hardly none at all, untill her new husband gave me premission it was a very long time befor I got to see them. I thought my heart had been pulled right out whiles I was wide awake, what pain, I pray no other grandparent has to ever feel that pain. But now I do get to see them & email them, sometimes they write me , they are still in church, when she left their mommy promised me she would keep them in church, and they started back last year when I was able to start seeing them again. They are so beautiful I also have 2 other Granddaughters, Anastasia NE of me abour 35 miles and Kyla NW of me about 30 miles. Kyla is my stepsons daughter, but he dosen't have anything to do with her so there for we don't get to see her at all I do however have a picture of her when she was 3 mos. old she is adorable. My stepdaughter JoAnn says her friend sees Kyla and her friend tells her about her, will I just read in the post of the concern for the twins and got all mushy chi;dren truely are gifts sent from heaven and we need to enjoy them as much and as often as we can. I thank God for my children and grandchildren. Lightning and My children ages are, Timothy 33 ~ Sgt. Jason 28 ~ Jerry 19 ~ JoAnn 17 all the boys have daughters JoAnn thank God is still in school not interested in dating yet, She is a knock out it wont be long till she starts dating. Boo urs is still lilins enjoy them and savory every moment. Stubby Fly have fun with those babies. I need to get off, I'm going to bake lemon poppy seed muffins or zucchini bread and take to the girl's today they are by the way 10 & 8 . Y'all have a great day in the Lord and thanks for letting me go on & on , oops my lil doggie just got up I had to let her out now she wants something to eat, need to go.. Ellen Brown
Lots of luck to you and yers

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8366: oops I mean Salty Dog,, I'm so sorry EB

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8367: Howdy Ya'll !
Just on the way to looking for a self-hired job !
Me and my boy done got a "mean cup of coffee" over at the dinner . It sure does seem funny that the kids done had to go off to school all ready ,
seems like school shouldn't start till cotton picking time ! I'ls try to come by to night to sit a spell and injoy this coolness in the air !
-Stubby Fly-

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8368: Well! I'm gone for a few days and the porch gets swept TWICE! Talk about neat freaks!

My family and I went on vacation this past weekend ..... it was really one long car ride. We went up through Atlanta, through the edges of NC & SC, back down the other side of Georgia, to Fort Clinch in Yulie Fl( just past Jacksonville) then back home. All in 3 count 'em 3 days. But it was fun and we had a nice time.

I've been bumin' around seein' as how I start Fall Semester August 19th. I decided that I might as well be lazy some and enjoy my last few days of summer.

I did skim over the archives and I must say WELCOME BACK TOM!!

I'm so proud he made it back!

Ya'll behave and Prayers to those who need them;-)

Bye Sugars!

Miss Dixie Belle

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8369: Good Morning Porch! Homemaker, you said you gave your parents a baby for their 50th anniversary?! I bet sometimes you wished you really did give the baby to them!! Gosh, I can't figure out how OLD you must be but I had my last 'un at 40. 14 years between him and his brother! Hey boo, maybe you ought to try letting your little girl pick a "sippy" cup of her own from the store and try to subsitute it for the bottle. Ellen Brown, you were breaking my heart reading about the separations you've had to endure because of divorce. God hates divorce and so do I. I myself am divorced and remarried 14 years but I never cut my children's grandparents out of their life. What a cruel thing to do. Possum, thanks for the hugs, I needed that. ((((((((Porch)))))))). I think I'm going to serve up a big batch of cinnamon rolls for ya all!!
Mary Wiggins

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8370: Where is everyone today?????

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8371: I'm sittin' here on the porch all by my lonesome drinkin' lemonade with noone to keep me company but Oppie's birds. boo

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8372: Howdy Boo !
Just on my to look at a Soy Bean Field , and said why not stop by for a spot of cold ice tea !

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8373: I feel pretty silly. Turns out my computer had a problem and that's why I didn't seem to be hearin' fom ya'll. "Hey", anyway!---Boo

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8374: Well Mary, I must say I turned the big 4-0 on my last birthday which actully was just a few weeks ago. My momma - bless her heart turned 38 years young right after I was born. So that makes her 78 now. So I will know how my children will feel in school when their momma is older than the other mommas. That's okay - they love me anyway.

Stubby - I hope you find your field soon - I hate you wandering around all the time. It makes me nervous.

Chat with you all later!


August 08, 2002 - Msg 8375: homemaker, that's the same age my Mamma had me! And there's 14 yrs b'tween me and my sister, Mary. I can tell you all about having old parents as a teenager. I like'd ta killed them. Mom says: "Children between the ages of 15 and 21 should be burried up to the neck". I hope I can make it up to them somehow, that's why I plan to be very close to them in these twilight years. Another reason why I need to move to the big city.

~ Mrs. Wiley

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8376: Hey ya'll. Just me, Charlotte, checking in. I have some stories for ya'll but no time to tell them right now. Remind me. I have a neat 9/11 one.

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8377: Hi, All, remember me? I've been busy putting up pickles (really). This was my first year and they came out pretty good. Anyway the jars continue to disappear so I guess that must mean something... unless the family sent Barney to give them away down on the highway! Hope everyone has been fine. Clara Johnson

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8378: Hey Miss Clara, was that your jar of pickles I saw at the fair with a blue ribbon on them? I wondered if they were yours when I saw that ribbon. I said to myself, "Self, I bet them there are the prize winning pickles Miss Clara makes every year that take the blue ribbon." Then I answered myself, "Yep, I reckon they are."
Just sitting on the porch just a rockin'. Need me a big old glass of sweet tea. I reckon in a few minutes I just might nod off and take me a short cat nap. Peace to the porch. Love to all.
Fun Girl

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8379: Oh yeah Boo - you could wean her down to one bottle a day and then sippy cup her the rest of the time. My little ones always had to have a baba at nite time or in the middle of the nite. With my oldest, we had baby goats born and I told him the baby goats needed the baba worse than he did. That worked great and the bottle was ADIOS.
Glad to see you again Clara - glad you had some pickles. Keep waiting on them green maters to turn red here.


August 08, 2002 - Msg 8380: Real-life Mayberry Moment: Today at work I overheard somebody say "Tomorrow. I'll start that job Tomorrow." I just had to add: "The best time to start any job...tomorrow."

~ Mrs. Wiley
Clara, I'll bet your pickles are as flavorsome as can be.

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8381: Evening Porchsters! First day back at school went well,but I'm tired. Have to get used to getting up with the chickens again!

Hello to Miss Clara. Save some of those good homemade pickles for me! Sweet tea... absolutely the best,ain't it Fun Girl?

Well, I ought to be crawling back under my rock. Early to bed,early to rise,makes a possum healthy,wealthy,and wise!

possum under a rock

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8382: Thanks for the advice, Homemaker. I only wish I had some baby goats! My seven yr. old took the "Baba" till he was two and all he ever wanted to do was drink the bottle. He is still skinny as a stick. Never did take to food too good. I really wante this one off early.--Boo

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8383: Hey yall Miss Dixie Bell I am upset. You came through NC and didn't come see me. I am only about 20 minutes from the SC state line. Oh well I know how those baseball stars wives can be!! :) Yall have a good night gotta get up at 5 in the morning so I am gonna hit the ironing board early. Night--Salty Dog

August 08, 2002 - Msg 8384: SALTYYYYY SALTYYYYY WAKE UP SALTYYYY....


August 08, 2002 - Msg 8385: Hey everybody! Seems as if I miss a few days and miss a lot here on the porch! WELCOME BACK ((((TOM))))! We've missed you. Wecome to all of the new ones. Seems as if Asa has been kinda quiet lately. I did like Dixie Bell and just skimmed the archieves.
Clara those pickles sound gooood. Save me one. I'll save you a meatball! Have plenty.
Boo, our local theater did To Kill... this summer. It was excellent. Here in Alabama Harper Lee is one of our claims to fame. She was born here. She's in NY now, I think. She only wrote the one book. I wish she had written more, with the talent she has, seems kinda sad that she didn't.
Hopefully, I can be an "older" mom. We have a 10yr old and would like another. If God blesses us with one that would be great! If not then I'm still feel as if I couldn't be happier!
My hubby killed a 5ft. long rattlesnake day before yesterday, then yesterday, my son looked outside and slithering down the driveway was another snake (non-venomous). YIKES! He got away. Don't like them. I get the "hibbie-jibbies" very easily when it comes to snakes.
Salty Dog, God bless you and your husband. Very heroic work. As a child I wanted to be an EMT. I loved to watch EMERGENCY! I thought "Johnny" was the greatest! Does anybody else remember that show?
Well I've gone on long enough. It is good to be on the porch isn't Romeena?
Where's Mavis? New Neighbor? Have they checked in lately? Nite all---Helen

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8386: Morning Y'all! Helen, Emergency was "my" show too! That Randy Mantooth (Gage) sure used to twange my teenage buds! Ha Ha Haven't thought about that tv show (or him) in a long time. Had to chuckle when I read your post!
Asa,did Mr. Goss get all of that popcorn butter and brylcreme outta your suit? Hope he didn't give ya a hard time about it. Have Sara call me and Salty when you're ready to go back to the picture show. Anybody else wants a ride just let us know!

Have a great day!

possum under a rock

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8387: Good morning porch! Everybody up! Possum you are up early, here I thought I was gonna get to wake everybody up. It is a cool 52 degrees on my porch this morning not used to that. I like Emergency too but I wish TV Land would still run it that and Sanford and Son. Possum you need to call me before we plan another night out with Asa. He can be a handful sometimes. Dont know how Mrs. Asa does it. Well yall have a good day. I am off to work for a few hours. But if anybody makes breakfast bring me a plate to work I'd be much oblidged. See yall later--Salty Dog


August 09, 2002 - Msg 8388: Morning Porch. Hey Helen, where you been at? I thinj Salty would argue about me being quiet lol.
Hope everyone has a great friday.
Possum, old man Goss did get to chiding me about my suit, more so about the grass stains in them. I don't even remember how they got there.
I liked Emergency to, but them fellers didn't twang my buds, no sireeee. Now the head nurse there at Rampart was not bad for an older gal. Did you know in real life she was married to Jack Webb? See, now I learned you something, your wasn't a waste. (((((((PORCH))))))))


August 09, 2002 - Msg 8389: Mornin' porchsters! When I checked in yesterday I told you I'd share my 9/11 story, the one I'll be telling my grandkids someday. When I drove home from work that day, the skies seemed so quiet, no noise, no white jet trails or silver planes on the horizon. I thought, "it is so weird to think there's nothing up there." Then about 3 miles down the road there in the country, the fastest jet I ever saw came streaking out of nowhere and disappeared off to the east. I thought, "Hey, there's not supposed to be anything up there." An hour or two after I got home we heard on the news how Air Force One had been diverted through Omaha and back to D.C. Why, that was the one and only Mr. George Bush who went a streakin' past me! Kinda cool. That's my story. Hey Miss Clara, I'd be sort of suspicious if those pickles disappear too fast now. Did you start a scrap book for your ribbons? Hey Helen, I liked that Johnny Gage myself when I was a kid. Somehow when the reruns were on TVLand I wasn't as glued to the TV as I was as a teenager. I want ya'll to know that I went and got me a copy of TKAM from the library to take on my next vacation to Jacksonville, Florida, that begins on Sunday. My son has to show his entomology project at the state fair Sun. morning and then we're off to Sunny Florida to visit my aunt and uncle. Can't wait to go on vacation again and I can't wait to read that book! Sorry I was so long-winded.

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8390: Salty, I know Christians ain't supposed to be jealous, but when you was talkin' about 52 degrees, I WAS! It is never, and I mean never 52 degrees in the summer down here in Texas. Sure wish it was! It can't be described as anything but hot and humid where I am now. Sometimes me and my boy play Christmas music and think about Colorado just to survive. I find him sittin' in the freezer with the door open and his legs stickin' out alot, lately (and we have air-conditionin'). Poor kids around here all have faces as red as tomatoes. One thing is, when we do finally get that first cool front of the year (usually in October) everybody goes wild. You literally see adult people runnin' out in the street with their arms up in the air. Honest! The heat really does us in around here, especially in August. Well, enough about the weather, got to face the day! PS- I never watched Emergency. When was it on(what year)? Bye now...Boo

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8391: Morning Porch! Asa, glad to see you back - hope you told Mr. Goss that you were planning another movie outing, this time with your rhinestone cowboy suit! That there Emergency was my favorite show there in the early 70's. I was glad irt was on from 8-9pm, cause my bedtime was 9.

really brings back the memories~
~ Mrs. Wiley

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8392: I hate to admit that I'm old enough to have watched Emergency and to have had a crush on Gage, so I won't! I also liked the Monkee's! Here in Michigan I haven't had to turn my air on all week! Sorry to provoke jealousy, Boo. I swear the air had been running constant since late May before that, my electric company is the stock I should buy. All the fruit and vegetable markets are starting to sell the really good in season stuff, I love this time of the year! I love October even more, however.Well, all you Mayberriens, I hope every one has a great day and I'd be much obliged if you include me in on that ride to the picture show!
Greetings from the cool summer breezes of Michigan! (Had to say it again cause it feels so good!)
Mary Wiggins

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8393: Randolph Mantooth. . .ahhhhhh. . . Johnny Gage. . . .that boy was just the cat's meow! And yes Asa, Dixie was married to Jack Webb but he wasn't the family type and they divorced and she married the doctor on Emergency (the gray haired doc, and he was in a lot of Police Story , This is the City!) They all got along well together which says alot for Hollywood! But Johnny Gage twanged my buds! Memories!
It has been nice weather here - cool and less humility but the humility is creeping up again. There is a chance for rain on Monday and Tuesday - I wish it would just pour down. The crops are really suffering around here.

Good to see everyone on the porch (even with Asa singing like a frog - we all managed to check in!)

P.S. I liked the Rookies too - Michael Onktean (the young single rookie, dark hair, just a plain cutey patootie!)


August 09, 2002 - Msg 8394: Afternoon porch, how are yall doing this fine Friday? Back home from work and the hibby had got home early too so he is taking me out to Lonestar tonight! Aint he sweet? Now the question is what is he wanting? I am sure it would have nothing to do with the fact that his birthday is next week now would it? I loved the reruns of Emergency. Now I dont remember it when it was actually on the air but I liked the reruns. And they are some purty firemen on there. Course firemen just kinda are purty anyway. Them and Fed Ex men too :) Well Possum are ya ready to try to handle Asa again? I told him not to be sliding down that bank at the pond but you cant tell some people nothing. Well See yall later!--Salty Dog

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8395: Ummmm Errrr.... that is supposed to be HUBBY above--Sorry got purty men on the brain. Oh and BTW boo it is supposed to be in the high 40's tonight. Not to be boastful or anything! ;)--SD

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8396: OK, Salty, no reason to get to braggin'. We're having a cool spell here in N. Texas. Isn't supposed to break 97 the next two days. Howzat for "one-upmanship", huh? Blessings, Jake

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8397: Jake - some people have all the luck. . .I'm glad you are luckier than me in getting the 90's for temperature.


August 09, 2002 - Msg 8398: Hey Y'all! More about "Emergency" and no,I haven't been thinking about Johnny Gage all day! I just read all the posts about it and gotta show y'all how "trivia-savvy" I am! Yes Asa and homemaker,I knew the nurse (Julie London) was once married to Jack Webb and also to the doctor on the show.His real name was Bobby Troupe and they had a daughter named Ronnie Troup who was Chip's wife on "My Three Sons." Wish y'all could see me-I've got that smug "know-it-all Barney Fife" look on my face! Hee Hee
Salty,let Asa go sliding down them hills in that rhinestone cowboy suit that Mrs. Wiley spoke of!Maybe the seat of his britches has rhinestones on 'em too-that'll fix him! Ow!
We're having a cool spell too-it's only getting up into the high 80's. Unless you love to sweat,stay away from the Lowcountry of South Carolina from June-Sept.! Sounds like Boo gets the same type of weather in Texas. My sympathies Boo-I know what you're dealing with.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with made to order weather! Y'all take care now! Oh, few last minute things...

Hey Mary,Which Monkee twanged your buds? Davy was my favorite!

P.S. Charlotte,you can still go to the picture show with us even though you got a video of TKAM. You don't wanna miss seeing Asa in that rhinestone suit,now do ya?

possum under a rock

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8399: Oops- that's Ronnie TROUPE. If I'm gonna show off,the least I can do is spell everything right! Ha Ha

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possum under a rock

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8400: I hated "Emergency".
- Hazel

"I don't mind ordinary conversation, but I hate to chitchat."

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8401: Now Hazel - you ought not to hate, just say, " I don't care for that". . .that's what my boys always say when they do not like something.


August 09, 2002 - Msg 8402: evein porch!
Worked today, just for today I don;t wont to go bad full time till I get my trailer done. Just have to do a lil touch here & there & I'll have the living room & kitchen done, it has been a Long Hot Summer. LOL.. SOUNDS Like y'all have talked about a lot of topics in my absents. Dixie Belle glad you had a nice time on your mini vacation. Mrs Wiley & Hazel good to see your both fit as a fiddle. Hey Asa, hows it gonin ur way, Salty Dog sounds like ur busy as ever. Homemaler it's hard to believe it's time for school to start again. The weather has been wonderful here in Illinois, we sat out in the kazebo and drink ice tea & enjoy a slice of cherry pie with ive cream, ur all invited to come set a spill & have a slice of pie we also have apple. The girls liked my muffins the other day, I fixed apple cinnamon muffins instead of the other. We shoped till I almost droped. LOL. Night porch & God bless you all . ((((((HUGS)))))) .. Ellen Brown

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8403: It's me again I see I've miss a lot, happy birthday to all who has had one lately, My brother is home doing well, my cousins & Aunt are home also doing well. Thanks for all the prayers Ellen Brown

August 09, 2002 - Msg 8404: How about MOD SQUAD...does anyone remember that one? I had a big thing for Pete. What a doll. I also love David Cassidy from the Partridge Family.
That boy STILL twangs my buds. Woah baby! I guess that is enough on that subject cause my hubby will get jealous. I don't know why he would though, seeing as how he has this thing for Dolly Parton.

I made some sassafrass tea today and boy is it good. Talk about some sweet tea that will twang your buds. It is awesome, if I do say so myself.
Well I am gonna go for now. Take care and have a good weekend.
Fun Girl

August 10, 2002 - Msg 8405: Homemaker, I liked brother Shaun Cassidy. Had a life size picture of him in my room and my brother used to come in a make fun of him. Make me so MAD! LOL. Ahhh those were the days. Did you like him Hazel? ;) And what about Michael Landon? He was another one of my favorites. Still is. (Sniff)
I'm supposed to be camping now. AngeFan is there, thinking we are in a cabin across the lake. That was the plan, but hubby and I slipped home, after we checked out the accomodations. :) Nothing like home. We'll get up early and go back. LOL
Fun Girl, I'd like to make some of that tea, but I'd probably get poison ivy instead! Could you save me some? I'm a country girl, but not a woodsy type.
Watering my ferns tonite and got stung by a wasp. OUCH. Haven't been stung in years. ITHINKI'VEHADENOUGHOFSNAKESANDSTINGINGTHINGS!
Better go. I've probably chit-chatted to much for Lyd...I mean Hazel. :)
Well I hope I'm not chit-chating to much for Hazel. Nite all--Helen

August 10, 2002 - Msg 8406: Seems as if I'm repeating, repeating myself.--H

August 10, 2002 - Msg 8407: It's still hot. ("I hate the sun. When I go out into the sun I get the Herpes"-Lydia). I have to say that Lydia is my all-time favorite TAGS character (besides Andy and Opie). I still laugh out loud at that episode. I'm a sittin' up waitin' for the baby to go to sleep. She keeps on waking up cryin'. I think she is gettin' a tooth, or it could be a tummy ache from her first piece of birthday cake....Better go--Boo

August 10, 2002 - Msg 8408: God morning porch. I'll be real quiet so I wont wake up the baby, Boo. Hope you all have a good weekend. Gotta go to work then get home load up some stuff and go to the races. Hey Ellen, glad things are working out for ya. Fun Girl I dont remember the Mod Squad but I had a thing for the guy who played in Chips. Eric Estrada I think is his real name. Anyway it's been too many years ago. Sassafrass tea sounds good. You'll have to bring us some on our next picnic. Hey to Helen and Homemaker yall take care. Oh and Possum try to call me today so we can discuss a few things before we try to take Asa out tonight. See yall later--Salty Dog

August 10, 2002 - Msg 8409: Well well well, looks like we have us a situation on our hands here. Salty and Possum are planning something it sounds like. Well I'll be ready for em.
I remember the Mod Squad Fungirl. Julie of course, was responsible for twanging my tender young buds. Another twanger for me was Karen Valentine from Room 222. Whew, that girl had it all going on.Anyone remember that show?
Mrs. Wiley, how are you dear? Is everything ok? I sure think about you a lot. (((((Mrs. Wiley)))) Just feel like you needed that. Don't know why.
((((porch)))). Ya'll are so special to me. May God bless each and everyone of you.
I'm off to play golf. Later.


August 10, 2002 - Msg 8410: Morning Porch, "beauoootiful Saturday". (((((Asa))))), you're such a sweet thang. The Lord told you why. Hope you get yourself one of those birdies or even eagles. I'm doing just fine now, I had the stomach flu this week - knocked out half the office staff. Let's just say it was a "clock-cleaning" experience. Friday 2 ladies left the building in tears, thanks to UBL. I wish I could have something positive to say about work, but it's just BAD. Pray for us.

On a happier note, I'm going to the big city next weekend to visit my children and parents. Our usual hotel/pool/hottub/shopping/Church weekend extravaganza. All in all...

Hey to Miss Ellen, Salty, Hazel, Boo, Helen and our beloved FunGirl!
~ Mrs. Wiley
headin' down to the cement pon...I mean pool.

August 10, 2002 - Msg 8411: Mornin Porch or afternoon! Mrs. Wiley I'll sure be praying for you. Got a lot of work todo around here today, my hubby is not looking forward to it. LOL hHave a great one. ((((((()))))) Miss Ellen

August 10, 2002 - Msg 8412: Mrs. Wiley, do you reckon Asa has extra-sensitive perception? Sigmund Frude wrote a lot about that. No, Helen, you didn't chitchat too much for me. Tell AngeFan to check in when he gets back from camping. We aint heard from him for a while. Salty and Possum, you two be careful with Asa at the movies. Stay outta the balcony.
- Hazel

August 10, 2002 - Msg 8413: Hey Porch, I'm plum tuckered! Between this Texas heat and a teething baby, I'm wore out. My spirits are good, though. I remember room 222 I never missed it and my older brother (out in California) knew Karen Valentine personally. He went to school with her or somethin'. I wonder what ever happened to her. You never see her anymore. I don't have nothin' excitin' to say today, I'm afraid. Oh, I was wondrin', does anyone besides me think that Aunt Bee shoulda kept that blond wig she wore for the visitin' preacher? I thought it made her look ten years younger......Adios, Boo

August 10, 2002 - Msg 8414: Howdy, friends! Been busy with company last few days. Daughter, grandson, a friend of my daughter's and his daughter and a friend of hers. (Yes, I know, it's hard to follow.) Grandson is 7, and the two girls are about 14 - daughter and friend very busy trying to keep them entertained. We rode the train into Dallas on Thursday, visited West End, then took the train out to the zoo and spent several extremely hot, sweaty hours trying to get a glimpse of equally hot and reclusive animals, who had sense enough to hole up somewhere to escape the heat. Saw lots of birds and lizards, one dusty elephant, two bored giraffes (don't know whether they were selfish or not), one gorilla, the chin and paws of one sleeping lion, and that was about it. I recommend visiting the zoo in cool weather, or at least early in the morning.

Thanks for the hugs and kind words from all of you earlier. You folks are the greatest!
Boo, and Jake, what part of Texas are you from? I'm in the D/FW area.
Well, gotta run. Need to get some pizza ordered. Movie-goers will be returning soon. Have a great Mayberry sabbath tomorrow, and Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

August 11, 2002 - Msg 8415: Hey to Sugarplum.

August 11, 2002 - Msg 8416: Morning, porch.
- Hazel

August 11, 2002 - Msg 8417: Good Sabbath Porch!! Morning Hazel! If Asa has extra sensitive perception, you reckon he already knew what Salty and Possum had planned for the movies? I mean, with Romeena ordering pizza (mazzarella, I hope) for after the show, this sounds almost like a setup. Maybe Asa conjured up Count Iz VanTeleky and knew about me needing a hug. So many possibilities. But you are right, ol' Sig had this thing pegged years ago.

Let us know how th picture show went...'chk'!

~ Mrs. Wiley

August 11, 2002 - Msg 8418: Good morning porch! Hope you all are having a good Sabbath. Boy what a night. First of all let me just say that Asa is one more sharp dresser. From the rhinestone suit to the yellow socks even down to the purple tie with acorns. I have to say he looked good. Even if he did have goobers beanie on with it. He kept mumbling something about going down roads. Never did figure that out. Then he insisted that we go by Romeenas for pizza. And he just insisted that she show us some germs her being a nurse and all. Well things were going fine me and Poss thought we were gonna get him home early when he brought out the bongos. I never had heard Juanita played on them but he could play it. So we finally got him out and Poss dropped me off first then Asa. So I dont know if she got him home or not. My car had too much brylcream in it from it last week. So we had to take hers. Thats how he hid those bongos from us. Oh well I know I have taken up way too much room but it was a blast all in all. Just hope Asa survived it. And that Ro is a good cook too. Yall have a good sabbath and I will see yall later-Salty Dog

August 11, 2002 - Msg 8419: Morning porch. All I gotta say is Salty and Possum are some kind of partyyyy animals. WOW, can they ever have fun. Bout killed me. I'm going back to bed.


August 11, 2002 - Msg 8420: Yes, I will surely save a few jars of my pickles for you all. Although, in reality, I'm probably more on Aunt Bee's level of expertise seeing as how I've just started my pickling career. But, my family has survived them so I guess you all will, too!
I must say the talk has been too 'spicy' even for me lately.... been too sick with a nasty sore throat, aches and pains, to be conjuring up old memories of tv heart throbs I had many moons ago! Anyway, it kinda takes the starch out of the whole thing when I imagine what they must look like now.... of course, if they had known us when, they'd be surprised to see we haven't changed a bit!

August 11, 2002 - Msg 8421: Mornin' Y'all. Just wanted to tell y'all that I got Asa home safe and sound. Well, let me correct that,cause Mrs.Asa was waiting up for him with her big ole' cast iron skillet. Was carrying on something awful! I heard something about " Asa! You've been carrying on with those Fun Girls again!!" and I peeled outta Asa's driveway like Gilley Walker! Asa's bongos are still in the backseat of my car-covered with brylcreme and mozzarella cheese.Wonder if Mr.Goss could clean 'em up a bit for Asa?
Salty,you still got a headache from looking at all them sparkly rhinestones on Asa's suit? Had to take two Tylenol this morning myself.
Oh, and by the way,TKAM still wasn't playing at the picture show! Another one of them Cary Grants.So... looks like we'll have to plan on ANOTHER trip to the picture show. Salty,check on Asa and get back to me,ok?

possum under a rock

August 11, 2002 - Msg 8422: Just saw Asa's post. See where he said "Bout killed me"? Doubt he's talking 'bout me and Salty there- think Mrs. Asa must've whomped him good with that skillet!!


August 11, 2002 - Msg 8423: I just want to say you guys are way too funny. Started off with Mrs. Wiley talking about mozerella pizza (I could just hear Barney saying that), then Salty and her bongo story, and Clara with her "starch out of the whole thing", and "won't they be surprised to see we haven't changed a bit"), Possum peeling outta the driveway like Gilley Walker. You people make me laugh.
- Hazel

"You and Opie ought to go on stage. You're a regular Burt and Squirt."

August 11, 2002 - Msg 8424: I just want to make it perfectly clear to Mrs. Asa that I was not at the said scene of the crime last night. I was in Mt. Pilot partying with a handsome wrassler from there. (You know me and my wrasslers.) If proof is needed, I am sure that Barney would be only too happy to make a moulage of the whole thing. I am innocent I tell you. INNOCENT, INNOCENT, INNOCENT! I never knew being a fun girl would get me accused of so many things in which I had absolutly no part. Oh the injustice of it all!
Fun Girl

August 11, 2002 - Msg 8425: Good morning, everybody! I know, it's the Sabbath, and I'm not in church. Company still here, in and out of the house - took off for Hurricane Harbor about an hour ago, for a last fling for the kids before returning to the hill country. If you ask me, (and nobody did) I think they've gone waaaay yonder too far out to try to please a couple of pouty-faced girls, but it's no cash out of my pocket, so I keep quiet. One of the little girls is pretty sweet, the other one would benefit from some good hard work weeding a garden or something, or maybe a trip to the woodshed. She yanks her dad around like he was a puppet on a string. Guess he doesn't mind, though, he doesn't do anything about it. Anyway, it's none of my business.
I hope Asa wasn't sick from eating all that pizza. That mozzarella cheese is good, but in excess can turn you right bilious! I remember thinking that Salty and Possum might have their hands full with him before they got him home. Funny, I never figured Asa to have that little rowdy streak. Guess it just adds to his charm. He's harmless, just a little excitable when he's away from Mrs. Asa. Hope she didn't hurt him with that skillet! He's too sweet to lose.
Possum, you say there's another Cary Grant movie playing? Is it "Arsenic and Old Lace"? That's another of my all-time favorites. A truly funny, funny movie. I've seen it in several stage productions, but Cary Grant is the ultimate Mortimer. And Peter Lorre was an inspired choice for his role. Great play, great movie.
Well, off I go. Gotta find some lunch. Have a lovely day, folks. Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena