October 25, 2002 - Msg 9848: Afternoon Y'all. Mavis,my heart goes out to you,your son,and ex. I just e-mailed you an article that I came across-hope it helps.
Asa,you beat everything! I bet you ran right out and got a CD with the Dragnet theme on it just so's you could scare me! Got me right when I was typing Friday-guess it conjured up images of Joe Friday or something! Well,I ain't scared of it no more-that was back when I was a young possum. You just startled me,was all! Ha Ha
Hey to all the Porchsters-y'all take care.
possum under a rock

October 25, 2002 - Msg 9849: Well,did y'all ever see a possum with a broom? LOL
Swept the porch pretty good,didn't I? Hee Hee

October 25, 2002 - Msg 9850: AAAACCHHHOOO! Got dust up my nose. Possum, ya did such a good job, would ya mind givin' my house a quick run through? As fast as ya did this porch, it won't take long. Thanks for keeping it all swept up. ~New Neighbor

October 25, 2002 - Msg 9851: Thanks Possum I need all the help I can get, haven't gotten to my email box yet, this is the first place I head when I get online to say hey to all ya'll, so I'll let you know when I get it. Asa just because I got other stuff going on right now don't mean you can act a fool & get away with it, I'll call Mrs. Asa!

October 25, 2002 - Msg 9852: How do you do that bold and color font, Mavis?

October 25, 2002 - Msg 9853: Clara, I don't know how to do the color fonts, but I know how to do the bold! I'm ept! You put the command in between 2 brackets, like this: < >. So the command for bold is B, and you would put a B between the two brackets. To turn it off, you put a / in front of the B, also between the two brackets. It's hard to explain on here. But try it! Might work. Oh, it's the same for italics, which is an "I" for the command. Just make sure you turn it off each time, or you'll get in trouble. haha
- Hazel

October 25, 2002 - Msg 9854: Oh, and I forgot. Give it a "U" for underline. And thanks for sweeping, Possum.
- Hazel

October 25, 2002 - Msg 9855: Good evening, everyone. Mavis, I'm praying for your situation, for Pat's recovery, and especially for Jake's emotional state. Poor kid, this is a pretty horrible thing to have to deal with at his age. Mavis, do you think it would help anything if you asked him to write out his grievances toward you, whatever his complaints may be? Maybe he could write it out easier than he can say it to you, and chances are, in writing it he would see his complaints for what they are and they might just evaporate. Some of them, anyway. He's angry, of course. He's at an angry age, and right now, he has plenty to be angry about, and as Mary Wiggins said, he's turning it on you because you're safe. He knows you'll forgive him and still love him. I know how he feels. When my dear husband passed away, I spent a year yelling insults and questions at God. I'd have never dared do that, except I knew He loved me and would forgive and accept me when I had finally exhausted my anger. Sure enough, He did.
Tom, I'm glad you're back, and will be praying for you and your stepdad, that things will go well for you. Don't give up, sweet friend.
Fun Girl, it's just disgusting that no-account people can take advantage like your renters, but they can and they do. They have you in a hard spot, because if you cause them too much trouble, they'll trash the house before they finally move. It isn't fair, but then, very little is these days. The sad thing is, I'll guarantee you those people feel justified. There is an attitude of "entitlement" that is rampant in this country these days, and it's going to bring us down if we don't find a way to stop it. The Bible says if a man won't work, then he shouldn't eat. Doesn't say "can't" work - full provision is made elsewhere in the Bible for the disabled, but when someone CAN work, then he should, or go hungry. Well, that's my soapbox for tonight. I'll quit before I get into hospital stories - especially ER and labor/delivery stories.
Prayers for everyone who needs them, Boo, Possum, Clara, Charlotte, Mavis, Tom, Mary, Asa, New Neighbor, Hazel, Mrs. Wiley, homemaker, Salty, Miss Ellen B, and everyone else. I'm old, and my memory fails me at times. Othar, and Johnny Paul, welcome aboard. You'll find a lot of friends here. (Pssst (whispering) has anyone let our sweet Miss DB know there's an eligible young man here?)
Well, good night, all. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9856: Hey porch, hi Ro how you been ? say Hazel you are saying to put for bold and for italic's? MS EB

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9857: "Yeah, but it might not", Hazel... ;P
So let's see: Hi, Hazel!/ Okay, did that work?
Just me, Clara, having a little fun.

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9858: What???? I didn't do that.... Jeepers!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9859: a/B hey I did it, but you don't know how to do the color Hazel? a/B EB

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9860: Help! I'm leaning and I can't straighten up!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9861: CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO TURN IT OFF, MAYBE THIS DID IT lol

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9862: nope on my goodness how do I turn it off? LOL

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9863: help ! Ellen Brown

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9864: Hazel , someone help!! EB

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9865: Clara, have you got it yet? LOL Ellen B

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9866: Okay, let's just quietly leave and when everyone gets to the porch tomorrow, we won't say a word! Just look the other way like you don't know what happened.... ~Clara, sneaking off the porch....

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9867: HOW do I turn this off? help! EB

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9868: /B/ How is this

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9869: NOPE

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9870:

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9871:
OK MAYBE this :(

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9872: This is Ellen b giving up :(

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9873: /B /I OK one more try

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9874:

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9875: OK Clara, I'm with you. :) EB

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9876: Come on then, Ellen, let's get out of here... I been standing in the bushes ready to do my 'hoot owl' if anyone comes but I kinda got hungry and picked up a sandwich to munch on....

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9877: LOL .Ellen

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9878: Maybe this

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9879:
Nope I guess not :(

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9880: LETS SEE

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9881: Npoe :(

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9882: You just might have to get under the porch with them spiders if you are gonna fix it, Ellen. Tell you what; while you're doing that, I'll go downtown and pick us up some sandwiches and Cokes.. (I don't like spiders!) ~Clara~

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9883: Oh brother. Let's see here...

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9884:

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9885: You two beat everything, you know that? Now Clara, what did I say up there? DON'T FORGET TO TURN IT OFF. Tee hee. At the end of the sentence you want bolded or underlined or whatever, put your . The slash is very important.
- Hazel

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9886: Oops, now I'm a mess. I posted before I finished my sentence. Meant to say, put your / before your B or I or U. I say we change the subject. What about breakfast? Who's turn is it?
- Hazel

Andy: I bet your wife'd fix you a nice big breakfast if you'd go up to her in the morning and give her a great big kiss.
Otis: Please, Andy, not while I'm eating!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9887: Morning Porch

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9888: HAZEL I'm ept.

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9889: Now THAT was funny. I don't think I am going to try to write in bold, italics, or underlining just yet, cause I might do the same thing! You really had me snickering here though!
Just thought I'd say good morning to y'all! Have a great day.

Mary Wiggins

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9890: Oh, btw, bacon, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, and a nice pitcher of orange juice, and of course, some steaming hot coffee.
Mary Wiggins

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9891: I ain't messin' with those fonts, italics and such either,Mary! Think all that leaning to one side would make me dizzy! Y'all sure had a time with it though,didn't ya?
Thanks for the breakfast Mary! I'm heading out to collect my sticks for the marshmallow/weinie roast tonight.See y'all at the duck pond at dusk!
possum under a rock

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9892: All right Leftie,me and you's bustin' out tonight!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9893: Oh that's right. Tonights the marshmellow/weinie roast. Who's on the phone committee?
- Hazel

"I was born to sing."

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9894: Possum thanks so much for that link, my son read it last night, but hasn't said alot to me about it, he is still stewing about us not going up to see his dad this weekend & him having to miss the homecoming dance. I really appreciate it. Miss Ellen You get any spider bites? hehe

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9895: I tried that thing to make bold print and it didn't work for me. Oh, well. Hope everyone is having a good day and will show up at the duck pond tonight with their ghost stories ready. does anyone know "Give Me Back My Fingers!"? Or what about "Hookman"? OR "THE GOLDEN ARM!"......
That episode of TAGS is one of my all-time faovorites. That campfire scene is hilarious. Remember Barney's eyes? Gotta go bake a cake for hubbie's birthday! Later, Ya'll----Boo (good name to have this time of year)

"Have you got the golden arm?!"

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9896: Hello porch I'm almost afraid to post I think I'm stiill messed up, oh here goes

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9897: OSP 9896 Ellen Brown :) have a great day all.

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9898: Testing OK

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9899: HEY I got it I'm a slow learner LOL ..Ms EB

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9900: Testing Good After Noon Now lets see. LOL

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9901: OK now bring on the Color I'm ready for a new lesson. LOL Ms Ellen Brown . Thank you Hazel and Clara you are a Gem :)

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9902: Mavis ? How dod we do the COLOR Hmmm ? EB

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9903: Testing

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9904:
Turning off now ?

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9905: I'm ept too! Hee Hee Hee

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9906: Ok,I'll fess up. I know I said I wasn't gonna mess with this stuff,but my curiousity got the best of me-cat's ain't the only curious creatures out there!
possum under a rock

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9907: Hey to the porch -
The porch has been swept a couple of times since we left on vacation, I'll go back and look through the archives later. In the meantime ....
I've got several pictures from the days we spent in Mount Airy for the Highway Dedication posted now at the Mayberry Giants: "Hit One for the Ol' Goober site. We had a great time there and on the rest of our trip too.

Milton P. Oliver
You take a real good picture, Barney. Me, I never do.

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9908: I'm afraid to try colors. There. I said it. I can just barely do the bolds and italics! Now, where's Clara at today? We aint seen her since she said she was going downtown to get some sandwiches and cokes. Hmmmm I hope she didn't fall in with some evil companions.

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9909: I guess I got her to rattled last night leave it up tp me. Oh my. Clara Dear, where are you ? Hey Possum it's hard to resist Hmmm ? LOL .. Ms Ellen Brown yo Hazel. :)

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9910: Well, well well. Today we lurned how too dew and and . It were a fun day and is a grate teasher. Now iff I nuw how too spail right.


October 26, 2002 - Msg 9911: What happened. None of my came out?

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9912: Had to go back and restudy class. I ani't as ept as I thought I was.


October 26, 2002 - Msg 9913: That happened to me earlier, Asa. We're in the twilight zone! haha
- Hazel

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9914: Asa, you're ept! You're ept! You're not ignorant, you're good!
- Hazel

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9915: I'm rite-cheer, Hazel. No, didn't run into any undesirables but, I got back from the diner with those sandwiches and I didn't see Ellen so I just sat under the bushes waitin on her and ready to do my hoot owl. I guess she was so busy workin under the porch that I never saw her and after awhile.... well, I just couldn't let those sandwiches go to waste. And when my belly is nice and full... z z z z z! Well, before I knew it, it was daylight and no one was around so I just went home! Boy oh boy, let me tell you, it scared the begeebers out of me with the porch leanin and swayin like that! Thanks for putting things back together again. And I declare Ellen, you are a lot more talented AND brave than I am! You too Possum..... I been outsmarted by a possum!
Well, time to get ready for the weinie roast. Ellen and me PROMISE not to break anything. But, it might be best if you don't ask us to light the fire!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9916: 10110 - Thanks for the note!

Is he one of ours?

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9917:

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9918:

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9919: test test test
Just testing folks!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9920: I declare! This porch just got swept yesterday and why, look at what a mess it is! Looks to me like Clara and Ellen Brown been up to some shenanigans. That's what I think! You two are just lucky that Hazel bailed you out and Floyd didn't catch you! He gets rather testy about such booboos! I got the fire goin' and I brought some hot dogs and marshmallows and sharp sticks. I'll try not to poke you with 'em possum. Who wants some smores? I know Asa does. C'mon, eat up! Who was bringing the potato salad? Clara, do bring some of your fine blue ribbon pickles (ssshhh don't mention it to Aunt Bee). See ya'll at the duck pond!
Charlotte Tucker

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9921:
OH! No! who did this to me??? I didn't do italics! Who was testing on Msg 9919??? Clara??? Ellen?? What are you up to?

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9922:

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9923: Where's Bigeebar when you need him? ;-)

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9924: There! Did I fix it? Now you all stop fooling around or I'll give you a citizens arrest!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9925: Alright 9923, who's here at the duck pond with me? Get to roasting! It's chilly out here!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9926: Is that you Milton P. Oliver? It's dark and I can't see. I hope it's not the guy who lost the golden arm. Who's there?

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9927:


October 26, 2002 - Msg 9928: Yes, I fixed it. Is that you, Floyd?

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9929: You're ept!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9930: Talk to me! Who is that out here hiding in the dark bushes. I thought I heard a hoot owl. Must be Clara. If no one's going to talk to me, I'm leaving. I feel like an idiot sitting here in the dark talking to myself!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9931: hoot hoot... is it safe? I heard something spooky going on! ~Clara~ (knees rattlin)

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9932: I knew it was you, Clara! Stop trying to scare me! Did you and Ellen Brown get all your font curiosity out of your systems today? You surely did dirty up this porch. Laaaawww! I'd be ashamed.

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9933: Charlotte, someone's been messin with us! Get that bonfire started cause I'm gettin a little nervous... maybe we should skip the ghost stories? My knees are already rattlin! Where is everyone anyway? ~Clara~

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9934: Calm down Clara- it was just me possum scooting out from under my rock!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9935: I don't know. I got a good blazin' fire now so I'm gonna sit here quietly for an hour or so and see if anyone else shows up. Remember we got the extry hour for fun tonight. I'll check back around 10 and see how the fire's doin'.

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9936: It twernt me, Charlotte. I'm just as confuzzled as you. ~Clara~

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9937: Okay,looks like it's just me,Charlotte,and Clara out at the duck pond.I'm gonna eat all the marshmallows if some other folks don't show up soon.I brought some long poinky sticks to toast 'em on-nobody best try any funny business like jabbing at me with one of 'em!
Me thinks the fellas are fraidy cats- Asa where are ya?

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9938: Ohhhhhhh.... thank goodness, Possum! Okay, that's better. Did you bring the sticks? Let's start with some roasted marshmallows til the others get here then we'll start the wienies. I brought my pickles too. This is gonna be great! But, let's wait on the ghost stories til a few more get here, okay? Anyway, do possums have ghost stories? We can just enjoy the nice night and the pretty pond by moonlight til they get here. ~Clara~

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9939: Possum, are those sticks you brought the ones that you collected from Ernest T. Bass jabbin at ya? Don't worry about him none, we won't let him smoke out your rock with our bonfire either. Come on, Possum and Charlotte, open the marshmallow bag and pass em around! Mmmm Mmmm! ~Clara~

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9940: WHO STOLE MY GOLDEN ARM?!?!!??

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9941: EEEEEEEEEKKKKK! Who was that? ~Clara~

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9942: Now I lost my marshmallow stick.. dropped it in the fire marshmallow and all! ~Clara~

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9943: hey do ya still have some smores left, now I know y'all knew I would want one .Ellen B

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9944: Hey I mean hey, is anyone here, where ya hiddin? I brought some brownies! anyone want any? hey HEY Ok ok my teeth are chattering now am I here alone? say , It wasn't me I didn't stele no stinkin arm , Hey am I here all alone? :( Ellen Brown

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9945:
Oh no what happened onh no, man I/m sorry

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9946: Oh there I'm so sorry, I think it is fixed EB

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9947: Geewez I thought I had done and got myself in trouble . Thank God, no really I was scared, hey am I here alone, someone? anyone ? you call a gathering at the duck pond come early and didn't even let me know, I'm crushed , I'm going home ..LOL Ellen B.

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9948: If ya'll ain't a bunch of messy fraidy cats, well then I just don't know what you are! LOL Reckon they found that Golden Arm yet? What?? Who's there?? Asa I know that's you, I smell the smores on yer breath!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9949: Hey, Mavis! Glad you and that messy Ellen Brown could come! Have a marshmallow and a smore. Just kiddin', Ellen, don't git yer jaw muscles workin'! After we've told some ghost stories, let's go over to the Remshaw house and check things out!
Charlotte Tucker

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9950: ok, ok sounds good to me, pass a stick my way so's I can roast a hot dog Ellen B.

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9951: ok, ok where be everyone I know you were just here and I'm sure Mavis is right about Asa being around I smell the smores too EB

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9952: CT ARE YOU STILL HERE? EB

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9953: Brownies! Pass one this way! I lost my stick when that someone scared me and I don't need a stick for them good brownies. Yeah the Remshaw house sounds like fun... but, you go first, Charlotte! ~Clara~

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9954: Do you suppose she already went to the Remshaw house.... alone? I reckon that makes you Campfire Host now, Ellen. ~Clara~

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9955: Gomer? Gomer? Gome? or this one about the Remshaw house... Any old tramps down there?
That had to be one of my favorite episodes! Asa will you quit making them noises & scarin Ellen half to death! The count will get you for that ya know!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9956: Now look, she done dropped her marshmallow in the fire & now it's all a mess!

October 26, 2002 - Msg 9957: ok, ok lets take roll here, now who is and who aint here? Mavis,CT,Clara,Boo,Asa,possum,Mrs Wiggins,Hazel,MPO,Home maker,Romeena, now who is here? Hellllo Ellen B

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9958: Hey, it's Boo. Can't you see me? I'll get closer to the fire. I brought the guitar. Anyone for folk songs? "There is a time for us to wander; when days are young and so are weeeee. The trees are greener over yonder. The path is new, the world is freeeee." Everybody now...


October 27, 2002 - Msg 9959: Asa is here. I brought my Dragnet recording for possum.

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9960: How long you been ailin boo? HAHAHA, Just funnin.


October 27, 2002 - Msg 9961: I don't get it, Asa. Pass the smores.


October 27, 2002 - Msg 9962: SAY is the gang all here, pass me the marshmallows, I like mine burnt, say put another log on the fire, please EllenB

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9963: Boo, say that song that makes Mr Darlin cry, I like that one EB

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9964: Ready for ghost stories? I'll go first. This one is true so I'll tell it just the way my Daddy told it to me. When he was a kid, he lived on the bayou in Louisianna and said he and his friend used to play in an old Indian burial ground. Well one evening when they had been messin' around at the burial ground, they lost track of time and it started to get dark on them before they left to walk the lonesome road back home. Well, as they went along the road near the swamp, there in their path stood this tall, eerie old Indian woman with long gray hair. She stood in the middle of the road with her arms folded and just stared at them. The only way to get home was to pass by her. Daddy said she never moved but her eyes just followed them until they were past. Once they passed and looked back, she was gone. Needless to say, they never played in the indian burial ground again. Okay. Who's next?


October 27, 2002 - Msg 9965: Good night all, I've had all I can stand too much fun can really wear a person out, adventure sleeping here I come.

Ellen Brown

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9966: I don't like ghost stories. They skare me to bad. I need a hug now.


October 27, 2002 - Msg 9967: Don't go to bed yet, Ellen, or are you a big chicken?? Just kidding.
We don't have to do ghost stories, we can siiiiiing. Any requests?


October 27, 2002 - Msg 9968: Yer gonna sing again? Maybe I do like ghost stories after all. LOL. Just pickin at ya Boo.


October 27, 2002 - Msg 9969: Ok, here's one for ya'll & I know this one is true it happened to me! I was laying in bed sleeping real good one night when I heard this awful screaming, scared the jeepers out of me, well I got up, looked all over the house & couldn't find nothing, figured I musta been dreaming. Well, just as I got back in bed, I heard what sounded like arguing & it was coming from my front yard (even the dogs heard it, they were growling & running for the window), well, I still didn't see nobody & right when I was lookin out the window, I heard that scream again! Made the hair stand up on my arms!! This went one 1/2 the night that night & then about once a week for almost 2 months. It finally quit & I figured they had gone elsewhere, but about 6 months later, same thing. This was for the first 4 years I lived here in this place. Finally one night I remembered what my Papaw told me, to tell a 'haint' as he called them, In the name of the Father, the Son & the Holy Ghost, please go away from here well I did that the last time I heard them & ain't heard nothing from them since!! Believe me if ya want to, but it did happen, you can even ask my dogs they heard it too.
(And no I didn't have nobody's golden arm!)

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9970: Asa quit jabbin at Boo with possum's poinky stick! Sheesh, can't take you nowheres!

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9971: Now quit that Mavis, I just wet my pants.


October 27, 2002 - Msg 9972: LOL! Serves you right fer being mean! Now apologize to Boo or you ain't getting no nickel fer playing nice!

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9973: Good Sabbath morning everyone. Y'all still in bed? Had to much fun last night didn't ya? That'll learn ya. To much cider inside her! LOL.
To bad y'all don't know how to pace yerself like me. LOL Y'all are a mess for sure. Nice to see you posting Mavis. Hope you were able to escape your problems even for a little while. God bless dear.
Hope you all have a blessed sabbath and a safe one.


P.S. I was only funnin Boo. Hope you didn't take me serious and get mad at me.

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9974: Good Heavens. Sounds like you all had a swell time at the marshmellow roast, I wish I could've been there. Scaring each other with strange noises and ghost stories. Ellen Brown having to be campfire host since Charlotte went in the Remshaw house and never did come out. And in the midst of it all, folks just going wild with bolds and italics and underlines. I would have never thought it of ya.

All God's children got a uvula.

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9975: Afternoon Y'all. Sorry I had to leave in the middle of the cookout,but when Asa started up that Dragnet music,I had flashbacks to when I was a young possum & was scared by that music. Add to that the man that was hollering for his golden arm and well,I just had to scamper back under my rock! Asa might've scared Charlotte off too-I nominate him to go over to the Remshaw place and look for her. Sure hope the man didn't grab her thinking she was his golden arm!
Well,y'all enjoy the rest of your Sunday and calm yourselves down now,ya hear? Ha Ha
possum under a rock

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9976: You all are a scream! (literally!) Never had so much fun in a long time ...especially at my age! Great ghost stories and great wienie roast, too. But, haven't seen hide nor hair of Charlotte ever since I told her to go first into the Remshaw house. Now I'm gettin a mite worried.... but, it's just the lightin', right?
Well, time for everyone to go back to the Porch for our usual gathering after church. I think Aunt Bee's cooking a nice ham with taters, pearly onions, biscuits, and sweet tater pie for dessert! Let's all meet there for Sunday supper. Everyone have a blessed Sabbath. Love you all ~Clara~

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9977: Good After Noon Porch, What a wild night, oowee, I'm still shaking after those gosht stories. We are having pork steak, breaded tomatoes, dressing, potatoes, ice tea & coffee for lunch, I also baked some banana nut bread, my little brother just took a loaf home with him. :), I think I'll stop by Aunt Bea's to get a piece of sweet potatoe pie in a few mins. maybe I'll see you there Clara, Howdy to Hazel, possum,Asa,Mavis CT,HM.BDJ,Romeena and all the rest, hey to Sammy and the Plum from Pollyanna.

Ellen Brown

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9978: Supper's ready! Come and get it! Asa, did Charlotte tell ya I was at the Renshaw house waiting for ya to show up? She creeped around outside peeking in the windows, and Makin' funny noises, and it scared me! After we spooked each other half to death, then we set a trap for ya'll.
I got tired and fell asleep waitin' for ya, and she left. (that's a friend for ya.) When I woke up, I had marshmellows all over my face. OK OK fess up, who did it??? ~New Neighbor

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9979: Sorry New Neighbor, that must have been me. I snuck up to the Renshaw house meself and was planning on layin in wait to scare y'all. Well, then I snuck on over to the weinie roast and snuck some marshmallows, I needed something to tide me over, ya know. Well, it was about then that I got back to my hiding spot at the Remshaw place and there you were New Neighbor, like to have scared the dickens out of me. Well, that's when I tripped and my marshmallows flew off my stick and landed right on your face.

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9980: I didn't sign my post because I want to see who can solve the mystery of "The flying Marshmallows"

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9981: I love a good mystery.

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9982: MPO the pictures are great! Thank you for putting them up at your place.

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9983: Did you notice how the eyes follow you, fishfriend? ;} ... ~Clara~

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9984: Good evening everyone - we got a loaner computer for the home. And it took us all weekend just figuring out all the configurations to set up the net.THe prize goes to my mother in law and her computer goddess skills.

It sounds like everyone is in fine form for the bewtiching hour. My ghost story is that the house we live in (when I first moved in) I could hear voices in the kitchen when I was in the bedroom. We think that the spirits of my husband's grandmother and her brothers are floating around. My father in law wanted me to eavesdrop but unfortunately the voices are all gnarled up so I couldn't eavesdrop if I wanted to. As long as they don't bother me - I am ok if they are here.
Well - maybe I'll get to visit a little more now that I am computer ept again.


October 27, 2002 - Msg 9985: Hello Porch! Gooooo Angel`s You all have a nice evening. FRANKIE FLINT

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9986: Asa scare ever'body off again tonight???

October 27, 2002 - Msg 9987: Yeaaaa, Homemaker is back with us. It just wouldn't be halloween without Homemaker. Wait... that don't sound right. I mean that... uhh... well... hmmm...Boy, see that foot? How do I manage to stick that foot, all of it in my mouth??? LOL. Welcome back Homemaker. We missed you!


October 27, 2002 - Msg 9988: Good night Porch, rest will.

Ms Ellen Brown WOO EEEE

October 28, 2002 - Msg 9989: No Asa, Dear. I could never be mad at you. I appreciate a good sense of humor. You're the cats! By the way, did you get to change your underwear? I mean, are you wearin' dry ones now?

A good night to all, friends!----Boo

October 28, 2002 - Msg 9990: It's not a whim if he puts on clean underwear.
- Hazel

October 28, 2002 - Msg 9991: Morning Porch. Glad yer ok with me Boo. Had me worried. Underwear is dry. This is good. Hazel, yer a scream. You beat everythang, you know that?
Boy, Monday mornings seem to sneak up on a body fast, don't they? Hope everyone has a good day.


October 28, 2002 - Msg 9992: Mornin', I'm goin back to bed. Bye.


October 28, 2002 - Msg 9993: What's your hurry?

October 28, 2002 - Msg 9994: Great Monday to the Porch! Since everyone seems so busy or tired, you're all welcome to come on over for lunch. I have some pork chops that I've been wanting to cook and we like those Snappy Lunch pork chop sandwiches so much. They are delicious if you like all that stuff in them. When we don't have fresh cabbage for the slaw, we use saurkraut... of course you have to be a total cabbage lover for that! Anyway, we both happen to love German food so what can I say? But, don't worry I'll use fresh slaw today. Anyway, come on over if you've a mind to. I'll get some RC cola and moonpies for dessert!

Haven't seen some of you for awhile so I'll say hey to everyone: Possum, Boo, Mrs. Wiley, Mavis, Happy, Helen, Mary, Frankie, Briscoe, Ellen, Homemaker, Hazel, Charlotte, Romeena, Sterling, Asa, Salty Dog, Fun Girl, NN, Des, MPO, Floyd, Gordon, Jelsik, Ernest T., Gator, Jennie, Newton, PBJ, Mr. McBeevey, CHK, Rafe, AndyFan, AndyMae, and anyone I've missed. God's blessings on you all, ~Clara~

BTW, anyone seen Charlotte? That girl's got me worried.... From now on, we can't let her go anywhere alone!

October 28, 2002 - Msg 9995: Thanks Clara. I'll take you up on that lunch. The dessert part sounds extry good.
Don't know where Charlotte got off to. Or Salty Dog either. Guess they don't like us know more! (sniff...honk)


October 28, 2002 - Msg 9996: Hello all! It's rainning on my side of the porch. Does the roof leak? Oh well, I got my long johns to keep me warm. Hey Clara, I'll be thar fer lunch. The boys are about the worst cooks they is.

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

October 28, 2002 - Msg 9997: Just checking in. ((((((((((()))))))))))))))'s to all

Ellen Brown :)

October 28, 2002 - Msg 9998: Glad you two could make it, Briscoe and Asa. I thought I had bought enough moonpies but, I gotta run back down to the grocery store for some more! Don't you two ever eat? lol... now, don't think I'm specializin on ya.... just like to see hearty eaters is all! Ellen, while you're here, grab yourself a moonpie and RC and I'll pack you some sandwiches in a brown paper sack if you have to hurry off. ~Clara~

October 28, 2002 - Msg 9999: Oh my God.... I just heard on the news there was another school shooting. This time at the University of Arizona: two teachers and two students, and the gunman who shot himself. I am shocked... you'd think by now we'd be desensitized but I know I never will be. I pray, dear Jesus, help us, help this nation. We need you now more than ever. So many people seem to have lost their minds and are filled with hate. Comfort the families of the slain and receive the souls of these innocent victims where they will know peace forever. Amen. (I know what you mean Boo, when you say you must pray right away... I just couldn't contain it... thank you all for praying with me) ~Clara~

October 28, 2002 - Msg 10000: Afternoon Y'all. That is some sad news,Clara. I've been at work all day and hadn't heard about the shootings.Just terrible. No wonder we love it here on the porch so much! The worst we usually have to worry about here is what to watch at the picture show,or if Asa's wearing clean underwear!
Well, I'm tired from work after being out sick since Wednesday,so I'm gonna go rest up under my rock for a spell.
Y'all have a wonderful evening!
possum under a rock

October 28, 2002 - Msg 10001: Hey to the porch, just checking in! MPO your a gentleman and a scholar - thanks for the link to the Highway Dedication. Ain't Andy the cats? Wish't I was there.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Everything's OK in Mayberry!

October 28, 2002 - Msg 10002: My stars!! I can't leave you people alone for even a day or two, without you getting into all kinds of mischief. What with breakin' the porch, making it lean and get all queasy-like, and scarin' folks half to death with wild stories, and droppin' perfectly good marshmallows into the fire, well, it's just enough to make a body want to hire a keeper to watch out for all of you. You beat everything, you know that?
I declare, all this talk of underwear! Makes me recall when my two oldest kids were little, and having a big fuss in the back yard. I could hear them through the kitchen window, and I heard my daughter, age 3, sputter at her brother, who was 5, "You, you, you underwear!" Her brother responded with a horrified intake of breath and a shouted "Ahhmmm! I'm tellinggggg!" Naturally, that became a family joke, and to this day, when one sibling wants to insult another, they say, "You underwear, you!"
Well, away I go. Gotta find something to eat. Anybody got any good leftovers?
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 28, 2002 - Msg 10003: You mean it, Romeena?

Hey to the porch.

--Jelsik T. Bulkhead

October 28, 2002 - Msg 10004: Hey, Ya'll. Just checkin' in to say hey, you underwear, you!


October 28, 2002 - Msg 10005: hello porch, good night porch

Ellen Brown

October 28, 2002 - Msg 10006: Hey porch, just enjoying the fun bantering about going on on the porch here tonight. I got a funny story to tell you about my newly turned 5 year old. We were watching some old movie the other night and there was a midget in it. (I hope I don't offend any one of small stature with this story.) Well, my son was somewhat taken by the appearance of this person and he would ask me, "Is the niblet the bad guy?" I would tell him, no, he is not the bad guy and he is called a midget. Minutes later he would ask, "Where did the niblet go?" I would tell him I wasn't sure but the man is called a midget. Eventually the midget was killed, not on screen of course, but you were lead to that conclusion. So of course my little boy had to ask, "Did the niblet die?" I kept correcting him, but he just couldn't use the correct word. And all the while he didn't even know I was laughing so hard at him!
Well, I hope you all have a fabulous evening!

Mary Wiggins

"Don't the trees look full tonight?"

October 28, 2002 - Msg 10007: Some friends! Clara, Ellen, Mavis, possum, where'd you all go? I thought you were right behind me at the Remshaw House! I been two days gettin' outta that hidden wall I backed into! I ain't never goin' to that creepy place again. Not even for a baseball! When New Neighbor showed up, I thought I was saved but she left me there too. Now she's sayin' I left her! Humph! I did not! And I didn't put marshmallows on her face neither but glad somebody did. Doggone it I missed the rest of the wiener roast and Asa wettin' his pants and all. Glad the rest of you had fun. Don't worry New Neighbor, I don't hold a grudge.
Charlotte Tucker

October 28, 2002 - Msg 10008: Mary I am laughing so hard at the 'niblet' I can hardly see what I am typing, I can just see him all serious like asking where he went! I would have been rolling, (like I am doing now) How cute! Charlotte you were right behind me, did you fall into the wall or something? who gave you a push & got you out of there? Romeena honestly I tried to keep them in line, but it was just too much work for one woman by herself! Now Aunt Bea...she coulda handled it!
Aunt Bea?! BLOODY MARY!!

October 28, 2002 - Msg 10009: Almost forgot, Pat is finally starting on solid foods & handling it pretty well, & he also asked about Jake today, I told him I was taking him with me, but wasn't sure if he 'really' knew what I was saying or not, he told his mother, he didn't know if he was dreaming that Jake & I were up there talking to him or if we were really there, so he finally decided to ask. He is fine with it (I knew he would be) & is hoping to get a phone brought in his room in the next day or 2 so he can call Jake I hope he can! Meanwhile, I think Jake has finally begun to accept the fact that he has to stay in 'boonieland' for a while & getting on with being a 14 year old boy, came home with 3 girls' phone numbers today! Please keep praying! (I know you will!)

October 28, 2002 - Msg 10010: I meant keep praying for Pat, Jake and our situation, not that he keeps bringing home phone numbers! LOL

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10011: Good Evening Porch! Sweet Dreams

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10012: Good Morning all

Ellen Brown

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10013: Good Morning Porch! Well, glad to see you back, Charlotte. Would have gone with you to the Remshaw house, but you were gone lickety split and no way was I goin in there alone! Well, now that you're back you must be mighty hungry. The roasted weinies are all gone, but I can fry you up some for lunch! Anyone else needing a quick simple lunch, come on over too.
Mavis, glad to hear things are improving... prayers continue. Though I don't know about those phone numbers, could be asking for more trouble! ;} But, seriously, I'm glad Jake is settling in.
Hey, Frankie, Ellen, Boo, Possum, Mrs. W, Romeena, Mary, Jelsik, and everyone... have a great Tuesday. See you all later. ~Clara~

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10014: Hello all! Still a soggy day for me. Hey Mary, Kids are a hoot, aint they? Lol! Have a Mayberry day.

Briscoe Darling Jr.
Hey ta':
Fun Girl
Mrs. Wiley
Ellen Brown
Frankie Flint
An' everyone!

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10015: Afternoon Briscoe it's a soggy day here too, makes you want to climb back in the bed & listen to the rain on the roof till you drift off to sleep, don't it? Of course that ain't happening here, not with a Green Cheek Conure screeching "Kiwi!" at the top of his beak & an African Grey adding to the noise barking like a dog & making kissy noises! LOL I love the birds tho, they are great!
Off to go pick up Jake at school & see what the phone number count is today.

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10016: Afternoon porchters. Kinda quiet around here today. Guess Ill sing!


October 29, 2002 - Msg 10017: Can you sing "a cappella??"

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10018: You got an organ stuck in your throat, Asa? Looks like the porch is gonna need sweepin soon, but we'll wait so we don't get any dust in your lairyninx! ~Clara~

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10019: You've got a uvula, I got a uvula, all God's chillin' got a uvula.

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10020: Asa, be sure and spray your throat alot. How 'bout giving us a rendition of "Juanita". Hey to Clara, Mavis (glad Jake is coming to grips with his temporary situation and Pat is on the mend!), Ro, and everyone. Sorry I can't chat much - a few of you know why.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"aw, c'mon! Just let me set up a checkpoint chickie and we'll nip these speeders in the bud!"

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10021: Ya'll are in good humor today! Let's sing, Asa...."Hark how the sailor's cry, joyessly echos nigh. Santa Lucia! Santa Lucia!..."

Been a loooong day. Had to take baby girl to the doctor for shots (four of them!). They gave her one in the arm and three in the legs. Poor baby. She sure did holler and give that nurse the evil eye! Poor tike is sound asleep on the couch now.

I have a funny kid story about my seven year old. This gets a litlle personal but I don't think it will offend anyone. My son is uncircumsized and we have a raging battle about hygeine and making him clean himself properly. One day I asked him (just in jest, of course), if he would like me to take him to the doctor and just have them cut it off so he wouldn't have to worry about it anymore. He said "no way!", so I said, "why not, you don't really need it for anything?" and he replied, "Well, it'll do some good some day!". I thought it was funny, anyway. Gotta go!


October 29, 2002 - Msg 10022: Hey to the porch -
Mrs. Wiley, thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. I've added quite a few more to the Mayberry Days 2002 section if you get a chance to get back over there.
For those of you who don't know, most all of the folks in those pictures met up originally here at the porch, or at the old porch anyhow. Fred and jennie Boone, Miss Emma, NiceRealNiceMaryGrace and Mr. Foley, Opie, Emmett and Martha, Mr. Schwump and Annabelle .... Really great Mayberry folks we met almost 6 years ago through this electronal marvel and are now as close as any group of friends can be. I sure am glad that Floyd found a way to revive the porch and keep it going so maybe others can share what we have found.

Milton P. Oliver
The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart.

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10023: Hey MPO--Did Grover Cleveland say that too?

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10024: Very well put, Milton. I don't beleive I've heard that said any better...
I declare, I think I'm 'bout to cry...


"YOU SEE OPE...It's not just the materialistic things that make a person rich....
there's love and frienship..."

October 29, 2002 - Msg 10025: I wonder if they's spiders under there...

October 30, 2002 - Msg 10026: Hey, the TAGS episode about the Remshaw house was on TVLand tonight. Loved it! Barney and Gomer together kill me.

"Slow it down and let me in, or I'll go out and get som gin..."-Otis


October 30, 2002 - Msg 10027: Morning porch. Boo, I love that episode too. Especially the epilogue.
Aint this porch ever gonna sweep?

- Hazel

"Call for the doctor, call for the nurse, call for the lady with the alligator purse!"

October 30, 2002 - Msg 10028: It's to early to be jumping rope Hazel and Boo! Pipe down, this ain't a ball park.:) I just love it when Andy bends over to pick up the ball and Barney and Gomer bend over with him. To funny!
Hope y'all have a great day. God bless.



October 30, 2002 - Msg 10029: I watched the tvland halloween episodes with my little boy last night. Out of all of them, the best two, in my opinion, were The Dick Van Dyke one, and of course, The Andy Griffith Show one. If you could have seen my little boy's face, watching Barney and Gomer, and the Dick Van Dyke cast looking so scared! That is the perfect type of Halloween entertainment for someone so young. (I am only 45 you know!)

Well, I guess I better rustle up some eats. How about some pancakes with thick maple syrup and some breakfast sausage, and maybe we ought to throw in some grits for you southerners! Coffee, juice and milk set out too.
Have a great day!

Mary Wiggins

October 30, 2002 - Msg 10030: Mornin', all! Mary Wiggins, that breakfast sounds lovely, especially the grits. Have you got some real butter to go on them? Grits and butter, and some sausage on the side. Now there's a breakfast fit for a queen. I'll leave off the pancakes and syrup, in deference to my blood sugar. You're right, those two episodes last night were great! My granddaughter had never seen either one, so we watched them together and she really loved them.
Boo, that story about your son is hilarious. Aren't boys that age a hoot? They know so little, and think they know so much, and strut around like little roosters. So cute. Then they hit their teens, and become absolutely insufferable. By then they've learned a bit more, think they invented it, and you suddenly have an attack of the stupids, according to them. Mark Twain was right. The best thing to do when they're thirteen is put them in a barrel, nail down the lid and feed them through the hole. Then when they turn sixteen, you plug up the hole. Well, that may not be an exact quote, but you get the idea. It occurs to me, though, that if my husband and I had done that, then I wouldn't have the two fine young men who are my sons today.
Well, back to my housecleaning. I'm trying to get everything shipshape so I can come home to a clean house next week, after surgery. The Plum got a good bath last night. I don't want a crispy-whiskered little girl trying to cuddle when I get home. Thought about just washing her face, but decided to go the whole way. Being a Maltese, she never develops a (whisper) doggie odor, but I just like for her to smell really fresh and sweet. She likes it, too, prances around here like she's so proud of herself.
OK, off I go. Have a great Mayberry day, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena