November 19, 2002 - Msg 10564:
Romeena, you're a "treazzurah"!!
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10565:
That's some good advice, Ann Lan..., er, Romeena!
You make Mayberry proud!
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10566:
And Plum is a treasure tooooooooo.
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10567:
Afternoon Y'all! Haven't posted in a few days-didn't want y'all to think I was hibernatin' under my rock!
possum under a rock
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10568:
Hello all! What a wonderful sweep. Bought my Christmas cards today. I like to get an early start on things.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10569:
Hey homemaker, I didn't see you there.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10570:
Romeena, I LOVE the ramblings of an "old lady". I think America needs to hear a lot more from the "seasoned to perfection" set! We can all use the wisdom God has bestowed on our elders. When I was younger we were ALWAYS supposed to respect our elders and now that I am getting there I don't think too many people bother with that age old tradition. But, here in Mayberry, things are always kinder and gentler! That is why I love this 'chere porch so much. (((((hugs)))))all around!
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10571:
Evening Porch! Foggy here on my porch this evening so ya'll be careful out there traveling.
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10572:
Are you callin' Romeena an old lady? Mature woman would be more fittin'.
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10574:
What was that all about?
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10575:
I think it's an interloper, Fun Girl. Let's give her the Big Freeze.
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10576:
Hey Hazel, you and me Big Freeze--Salty Dog
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10577:
Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Maybe Floyd can use that little brush & get the hairs of the back of his/her neck, you know they can make you grouchy & irritable! Night Porch!
November 19, 2002 - Msg 10578:
Or maybe they got too much starch in their shirt.-SD
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10579:
Morning Porch, the localized sweep is on the way ( I alerted Floyd). Y'all have a wonderful day! ~ Mrs. Wiley
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10580:
I removed Msg 10573.
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10581:
Thank you kindly, Floyd. You are a gem!
Good morning porch!
I hope this day finds you all feeling rather well. Here on my side of the porch they called for mostly cloudy today, but looking out my window there is not a cloud in the sky! (Wonder what causes that?)
I wondered what ya all are doing on Thanksgiving? I get to host the family doings here at my humble abode. I am not the best cook in the world so my guests must be pretty desperate! But, we have a nice family atmosphere. (At least I keep telling myself that!)
Have a great day all!
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10582:
Mornin' porchsters! Kinda cloudy and gloomy here today and unfortunately has affected my mood. Feel sort of down in the dumps. So thought I'd come for some cheerin' up. I find your discussion of your Christmas decorations cheery. I can't believe some of you already have your trees up! We generally put ours up the Friday after Thanksgiving but this year we are going to my sister-in-laws in Indiana so we won't be able to do it until the next week. I am in the mood for Christmas though. I like the sights, sounds, and smells of it. I've been making cider with mulling spices. Mm- mm it smells good. To you dog lovers, I went with some animal folk yesterday to take dogs to a nursing home. They take them every month. Boy, the people love them!
Have a great day everybody.
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10583:
In response to the Christmas TAGS: I know that they showed it on TVLand last year at Christmastime.
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10584:
Hello all! Just bought my Thankgiving turkey. A twenty pounder. Between me and the boys, we should have it finished by July 4th. Ha-Ha!
Briscoe Darling Jr.
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10585:
Howdy, friends! Briscoe, if you and the boys get tired of that turkey along around April, just toss it over here. I'll make you some soup that's larrupin' good!
Charlotte Tucker, I generally put my tree up on Thanksgiving weekend, too, but since I'll be in Florida and won't be home until Dec 4, I figured I'd better get it done now. Back in the good old days when I used real trees, that wouldn't have been an option - it would have been needle-less by Christmas! However, I now have a beautiful, snow-white, 8' tree that my dear husband insisted on buying for me about 8 yrs ago. I think the poor patient man finally reached the end of his rope on the fourth day of tree-searching. He begged me to let him buy me an artificial tree, "the prettiest one we can find, no matter what it costs!" Well, did he get lucky! I found this one, originally $500, on sale for $99, and loved it. I put 2100 white-wire lights on it, each wire wrapped so that it doesn't show, and the thing is gorgeous. The lights stay on it from year to year, of course. It took me three days to get them on the first time. So far, I've only had to remove and replace two strings over the years. Anyway, it's obviously artificial - no tree is white through and through - but it's the prettiest fake you ever saw! (Old ladies like me are allowed to brag now and then. Lord knows we don't have much to brag about!)
I'll be leaving in the morning for Florida, will be with my son and daughter-in-law over Thanksgiving. However, I'll still stop by the porch now and then while I'm out there. Now, I need to go pack, and bathe the Plum. That is, if I can find her. She runs and hides when I start filling the sink, the little brat. Have a great week, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10586:
Good afternoon! Speaking of the trees, I have never put one up so early, either but if I wait, I will have to do everything a week before Christmas (when I return from Colorado). I have to admit it feels funny to have atree up already, especially when the weather is warm. Oh, well, it's done (along with my Christmas shopping). Now I have to do the Christmas cards. I want to be able to reelax and have a good vacation without worrying about what I have to do when I get home.
I have a miserable cold that my sweet baby girl gave to me (I have to kiss her even when she's sick, you know). Now I am paying for it. I think it was worth it. I cant's see that angelic face all day without kissing it. Thank God for the gift of our children.
I think I'll go lie down for a bit while baby is napping.
As for trying to get a copy of the TAGS Christmas episode, I don't know. I think I got one from a garage sale! sorry.
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10587:
A quick note, friends! Weaver's Store still has some of the commercially-produced tapes of TAGS - not a very large selection, but some good shows nevertheless. I looked for the Christmas Story, but it's not among them. However, I'm quite sure that TV Land will show it at least once during the holidays, so if you'll go to TVland.com, and poke around in that site a bit, you'll find a schedule of TAGS that covers a two-week period. You have to mash several buttons to get there, but it's pretty well-organized and easy to get around in. If you know two weeks in advance, you should be able to catch the show and tape it, especially since they always show everything twice - once in the morning and once in the evening. That's how I got a lot of the tapes I have.
Also, Columbia House has some TAGS tapes. Not sure what they have exactly, and they can be a pain to work with - want you to buy a zillion movies - but sometimes if you call them and present a specific request, they'll work with you. It's worth a try. I have several tapes that I got from them a few years back.
Well, that's all. Gotta go pack, I keep putting it off. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10588:
Have a great thanksgiving, Ro, we will miss you!
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10589:
howdy porch, it's supper time here and I'm all alone.What did I miss 10573? was it a spy? I miss everything LOL Maybe it's good I do Right. Glad we have Floyd to take care of us, Ro you have fun on your trip. I'm trying to get our church's News Letter done and sometimes it seems to take awhile, it wont be long the next one will be due. Gonna have myself some fixins chat later
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10590:
Good evening - CT, where in Indy will you be? Both Fun Girl and I are Hoosier ladies. We put our tree up the day after TG and take it down the day after Christmas. It is a real tree that we really cut down at the local tree farm. We are lucky that some of the tree farms only charge 10-15$, we have some around here that cater to the Cincy folk and they pay up to 100$ for a real tree. So next week I will be among those festive.
My baby boy comes home from Florida this weekend. CAn't wait - I really miss him.
That's the news from around here. . .
Goober says Hey, "Hey!"
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10591:
Evening porch pals. How is everyone? Well I hope.
Safe travels Romeena. Have a nice visit and bring us something back.
Nice to see Salty posting again. Glad she found her way back home.
I got all my lights up and ready to fire. Won't turn on the switch till Thanksgiving night. Then all bets are off.
Hope everyone is doing good.
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10592:
Evening Y'all. homemaker,my sister just moved to Indiana a few weeks ago.She's in Richmond.She left SC with 80 degree temps,only to get hit with snow showers a few days later! Says her blood is "thickening up" and she's getting used to it.I suspect that she "ain't seen nothin' yet!"-am I right?
Today at school I climbed up on a table in order to take a cable off of the tv which is up close to the ceiling in the room. Had to use a chair to get up on the table.After I removed the cable & was getting ready to climb down,one of my little girls yelled "JUMP!"-do they love me or what? Ha Ha
Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock
November 20, 2002 - Msg 10593:
Hey porch, I'm a Hoosier, my Mama was and all of us children are, but my Daddy was from Illinois so that where we all ended up at. Daddy wanted to come home. Homemaker both my Boy's will be home this weekend, It will be the first time we've all been together since the Boy's took me around half the state of Fl. for mothers day. Jay's girlfriend is graduating tomorrow at Ft.L.wood Mo. Then she leaves Friday for her next post.So Jay is coming home from there and Tim is already up from Fl. So Jay was really glad he could be home with us all again, they were told they would have no leave, but he got it. So I'll have Thanksgiving Saturday around here. LOL Y'all have a good night.
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10594:
Asa, since you've got your lights up, would you mind to come around here right after TG and help my son put mine up? He usually does it on Friday or Saturday after TG. You did such a good job last year, and seemed to enjoy it, too. Never saw a happier light-putter-upper than you were! (There'll be a jug of cider in the fridge in the garage.) Can't keep it in the house, lest the Plum should find it. There's nothing worse than a tiddly Plum. Thanks, good friend. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10595:
Why I'd be honored Romeena. I am after all an expert in exterior illumination! Can I bring along our porch buddies for help and support? They are always so helpful when it comes to cid...uhh hanging lights. Maybe Briscoe and the boys can sing Christmas songs while we dri....uhh hang lights. Dress up the Plum as an elf and we will be having a good old time. I can hardly wait!
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10596:
Good Morning porch!
Ellen, sounds like you are going to have a wonderful holiday with your boys home. Made me smile to read about it! I talked my son into hanging the lights yesterday, (not the 5 year old)! Yesterday it got up around 50 here! Now today may rain and it will be much cooler. And then tomorrow....snow! So I figured we better strike while the iron is luke warm so to speak! We won't be flashing them lights til after Thanksgiving although I must admit I had them on for a little while last night!
My 5 year old sure is a caution! I saw the Scooby Doo movie the other day and I didn't like it much. Seems a little MTVish to me. Well, my son wanted to watch it real bad. (Seems he has a crush on the cartoon character Daphne)! I told him he couldn't watch it and he says, "Mom, I AM watching the Scooby Doo movie!" So I said, "Go to your room! You don't speak to me like that!" So he says, "Mom, I said I am NOT watching the Scooby Doo movie!" It is so hard to be firm with them at a moment like that! LOL
Romeena, I would be happy to join the light hanging party at your house. And I am sure them lights will be "hung real straight" what with Asa helping and all!
Have a great Mayberry day!
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10597:
Hello all! Hey Mary, I used to have a crush on Daphne too. I decided I couldn't love a woman with only one outfit. Zoinks! Lol!
Briscoe Darling Jr.
Romeena-Have a safe trip, hon.
All the newcomers
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10598:
You guys are putting me in the holiday spirit with all this putting up christmas trees and lights talk. Stop it! It's not healthy for a grinch like me.
Just kidding! We'll probably put ours up after Thanksgiving, and my wife wants me to put lights on the house, similar to the Griswolds. There goes the electric bill.
Yesterday we took daughter Christina to her first visit to the new heart doctor in Milwaukee. I must confess I wasn't looking forward to it. You know, new hospital and new doctor, and I was afraid that either they would down-play the seriousness of her condition and not do enough that was needed or they would be alarmists and insist on some immediate surgery that wasn't necessary. I was relieved when they said basically the same things that her last doctor had said, that her condition, while not getting better, is also not getting as bad as it could, and that we should just bring her for a check-up every 6 months. They also said that this could improve on it's own without medical intervention. That's what I'm hoping for! She's already been though a heart catheter procedure, and that was bad enough. On us. Not her, she came through it like a trooper, smiling right after she woke up.
Just thought I'd let you know what was going on, my Mayberry friends.
Have a good day!
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10599:
Afternoon Porch pals. Beautiful day here in Northern Utah. Sun is shining and temps are pushing 60. Suppose to change by Monday though. Gotta enjoy it while I can.
I didn't know your daughter had a heart condition Sterling. I am so sorry to hear that. I hope it isn't serious. I pray for her and your family.
Who else besides Mary is gonna help me hang lights at Romeena's? We had a fine time last year doing it although thanks to Hazel I had to replace Romeena's ceiling fan. I told her not to hang off that, especially after all them meatballs she ate. Hope y'all can make it. Ro's cider is not to be wasted.
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10600:
Asa - I heard you was so BRIGHT that your momma called you "SUN!" -
Ha Ha Ha
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10601:
Just a weird little tidbit for ya'll. I was watching The Beverly Hillbillies on TV land (5:30 pm EST) and in the episode Jethro gets hold of a tank and he and Mr. Dreysdale proceed to have some kind of combat action down by a lake. Here' the interesting thing...the path to the lake appears to be the same path that Andy and Opie walk in the intro to TAGS. And to top it off in the Bev Hillbillies there is a sign declaring the name of the lake to be "Griffith Lake".If anyone can substantiate that this is in fact the same lake please let me know.....Just Curious in Florida
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10602:
Hey Just Curious. I saw that same episode and thought the exact same thing. It sure looked to be the same lake huh?
Msg.10600. Hmmmmmm Sounds like a New Neighbor to me! LOL Am I right?
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10603:
Hey Porch! now you know I'll be there to help with the lights, just name the time and should I bring some pumpkin bread or a PUMPKIN ROLL, just let me know I'll pass on the cider, just in case someone has to drive the sliegh to get everyone home safe LOL. Hey Just Curious in Florida, glad you came to visit us, sorry I don't know any thing to tell you about the lake but I'm sure someone on here does. M. Wiggins it sounds so cute to hear your lil one has a cruch on Daphne and SH, I have been play christmas music for a month already and I watch it's a Wonderful Life all year round, my son's tease me about it, but it is my all time Favorite movie, there'll never be another like it. I have found some Great Christmas music radio stations on the web and I'm listening to one as I'm writing this, I just love the holidays,I think mostly I love the memories of the Past Holidays, like when all year long Mama and Daddy would take and write down things us children would say we'ld like to have, we might not have got a lot for our birthdays, But christmas, oh but for christmas it seemed like we got almost everything we had mentioned thru the year and always, but always new PJ's and house shoes now that was a stanard gift, for sure every year it never failed, oh but all the gifts and candy and fruit and nuts, the lights the music Mama and Daddys faces just glowing as they watched the little children open up their gifts, I can still see their smiling faces, Oh how I miss them. The family would come from all over Ind & Ill. and what a time we all had, I remember a few years when G'ma Fowler was over, she always sat in the old rocking chair and away she would rock and us kids would put nuts under the rockers as she went forward so when she came back you guessed it crack LOL she would say now you children stop that, you scared me.LOL G'ma and G'pa were so much fun to be around. And they loved coming to our house.Oh I've got so many stories I could tell, I thank God for my wonderful memories, And watching my Boy's grow up was and is still my warmest memories, I thank God for my Son's my little boy's are my ;ittle Men now, I just know you all would like them.
Guess I'll go for now (((((((((to all)))))))))
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10604:
Hey Asa I didn't see ya sitting there
I mean( my little Men)
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10605:
Excuse me for jumping in like this.....Just found this sight. Sure would like to be on the porch with you guys. roundman
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10606:
Hey Roundman!!! Welcome to Mayberry!!!
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10607:
Well, Roundman, we'd sure like to have you on the porch. Pull up a rocker. Now, there are 2 rules here on the porch. # 1. Obey all rules. # 2. Don't write on the walls as they are very hard to clean. Welcome.
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10608:
say what happen to the date and numbers to roundman's post??? EB
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10609:
OH there they are
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10610:
Hello, is any one here? I'll check in later
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10611:
I just stumbled upon this site. I'd chat for awhile but I thought I'd go down to the Grand and watch them change the sign on the marquis.
I'll check back later.
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10612:
Hey TJ Welcome
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10613:
I wonder whats playing this week? I hope Glen Ford's in it!
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10614:
The last thing I need is Barney running around Glen Fording it all over town! I need my sleep you know!
Welcome to Roundman and to TJ. Is that TJ from Cleveland?
BTW, Hazel, I saw your name in our local paper tonight. That was way cool. Did you know that it was being published clear down here? I bet you did!
November 21, 2002 - Msg 10615:
Hey guys.. oh no not another light hanging at Romeenas oh I remember last year too well. Well we are all gonna have to pull together and watch out for those two. Last year all they done was sip cider and count cars. But it sounds like fun anyway. I just hope Hazel dont bring meatballs again. Yall have a good night--Salty Dog
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10616:
I'll be there to help with the lights at Romeena's! homemaker, my sis-in-law lives in West Lafayette (Purdueland). That's where we'll be eatin' turkey this year. Hey to roundman and TJ. Asa, what's this about Hazel gettin' her name in the paper? Ellen Brown, I'm with you. I just love It's a Wonderful Life. I have the tape and I watch it near Christmastime. But if it's on TV, I'll watch it on there too. I just bought it for my 20-year-old niece's birthday too. Well, my company comes tomorrow and I am getting a lousy cold! My son and daughter both have it too. Oh no. Hope it goes away by tomorrow! Good night.
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10617:
It's only 11:40 here! How come the date changed?
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10618:
It's 2am and I 'm wide awake becase my son just woke me up to tell me his bottom was itching! When I got something to put on it to stop the itch he said, "never mind. It might burn". (kids!) I hope he doesn't have a case of pinworms. Does anyone know if they sell something over the counter for that?
Stering, hope your little girl's condition improves on it's own. I will pray right now that it does. I'm signing off to pray. Bye!
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10619:
Sorry, folks, I can't seem to spell at 2 in the morning!
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10620:
Morning Porch. It's Friday again. YIPEEEEE!!!
Hope your cold gets better soon Charlotte. I hate colds. I don't mind hots but I hate colds.
Salty, I'm suprised you remember anything about last years light hanging event considering the condition you was in! You tried to ride one of homemakers goats.
Pumpkin bread sounds good Ellen Brown. Bring lots cause we tend to be pigs while we work.
Well off to work. Bless you all and have a safe and wonderful day.
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10621:
Asa, I didn't know anything about my name being in the paper. What was that all about? I sure hope they spelled my name right. It was probably my column "Pickups and Splashes from Floor and Pool". 'Course, that was controversial. It was way ahead of its time.
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10622:
Welcome to Roundman and TJ. I hope we hear a lot from ya'all!
Charlotte, sorry to hear about your "lousy" cold. I don't know why colds always have to be lousy. Why can't they just behave!
I just got me a brand-spankin' new, state of the art Christmas light bulb tester! I'll bring it along to the Christmas light hanging party. I ain't so sure Briscoe ought to bring any "squeezins" however!
Boo, I hope your youngun is okay, it's always something with little ones!
Well, I guess that's all for now. How about some nice hot oatmeal with cinnamon in it and some fresh hot coffee. Help yourself!
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10623:
Hey Mary, How about a jug of sweet tea?
Briscoe Darling Jr.
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10624:
"Another day, another..." wait, nobody pays me to do what I do. Being with my children is it's own reward.
Just wanted to stop in and say "hey". Can't chat long. I have to go to the grocery store to get the Thanksgiving fixin's. I have to make pies and sweet potatoes-don't have to make the turkey this year, though, and dear mom is going to do the dressing. Everybody makes corbread dressing down here but I prefer regular white bread dressing (it's moister). You have to look a long time to find someone here in that South that doesn't make cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving. What kind do ya'll like? Recipes, please!
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10625:
Thanks for your prayers Asa, Boo, and anyone I might have missed. And yeah Asa, I mentioned her condition when I first started coming to this here porch. But you'd have to go along way back in the archives to find it, so here's a little bit of info for those that care. When my daughter was born the doctors detected a heart murmur, so on her second day of life I had to transport her to a childrens heart clinic 45 minutes away. There they found that she had what they call Pulmonary Stenosis, which is a narrowing of the blood vessels around her heart. They also found that she had narrowing around her aorta, which is more serious.
The good part is that she is growing like a weed and hasn't had any complications due to her condition.
She did have a bout with constipation a while back but that seems to have worked itself out, so to speak. And as we all know, that has nothing to do with her heart.
I still worry about her, naturally, especially when I have to take her for her check-ups, but I am encouraged by the doctors, who seem to think she is progressing naturally and is healthy. She's not average height for her age, but that's nothing to worry about, you should see her mother.
There Asa, are you sorry you brought that up? :)
Hey to Roundman and TJ! You know, this porch may be small, but there's always room for good conversation with nice people!(or a long-winded story - see above)
Mary Wiggins, that oatmeal with cinnamon sounds good! Hey, speaking of oatmeal, you know what I found? We were at a Scandinavian store and I bought a packet of RommeGrot, which it says on the packet is a Norwegian sour cream porridge. I bought it because this is what my mom used to make(you didn't think Holobyte was a Norwegian name did you?!), although my mom never used sour cream in hers. It was delicious anyway. I haven't tried this kind yet, but I'll bet it won't be as good. Has anyone here ever tried RommeGrot?
Well, that's enough for now. I've used up enough of this board.
Have a good day!
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10626:
I agree, Boo, I'd say your children pay you, in their own way. And it's worth alot more than money.
As for the dressing, or as we say up north, "stuffing", I'll have to say again that I like my moms homemade stuffing the best, which I don't have the recipe for. Although I do like Stove Top Stuffing also(any kind). It always seems to come out moist.
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10627:
Blessings on your Daughter Sterling. Nothing long winded about it.
Is everyone ready for Turkey Day? Boy I like it pretty good. Watch some football, visit with family, eat like pigs. Then Turkeyday night we go outside and do a tounge drumroll as the Asa family Christmas lights are turned on. Then we plug in a Christmes video, usually Home Alone or Christmas Vacation or something and watch it. All in all its a fun day!
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10628:
November 22, 2002 - Msg 10629:
Good evenng ya'll - tomorrow is THanksgiving with my family and we await on the arrival of tne new "kids" - I'll hang out colored balloons so you know if it's a boy or a girl! It may be both because we expect all to have twins!
And Asa - I think you are really BRIGHT too!!
Time to break out my Bing Crosby video - White Christmas - my favorite. I like to watch it after I have decorated the tree.
Take care - it's off to go get the supplies for nanna pudding!
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10630:
Have a good weekend Porch
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10631:
Hello all! Have a wonderful Mayberry Day!
Briscoe Darling Jr.
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10632:
Morning Porch! Did ya'll think I got lost, things here have been busy, busy, busy! Anyways, talking about all that Thanksgiving food is making me hungry! We are going to DC so Jake can spend the holiday with his dad. Who BTW tells me the Drs. are gonna turn him loose & let him out of that danged hosp. Mon morning if everything continues to go well for him this weekend! PRAISE THE LORD!! 8 weeks in there is enough! Thank you all for your prayers for him & Jake please continue them, he still has a long way to go & will have to have another surgery in Jan to remove that temp. colostomy bag, but he is going home! And by Thanksgiving too! Welcome to T.J. & Roundman ya'll sit & chat anytime, this is a great bunch of people here! I'm off to clean house (again) wish I had one of them self-cleaning houses!
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10633:
I seem to have misplaced my roll of tin foil. Has anyone here on the porch seen it? Please call 555-8182 if you have. Thank you!
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10634:
ha, have not seen the tin foil, Asa.
i can't believe Pat is going home! God bless him as he continues to recover.
Blessing to all as you go about your Thanksgiving preparations, and as we are stuffing our bloating bellies with more turkey, let us remember to be truely thankful for our many blessing (God, country, family and friends).
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10635:
Mavis, that's great news! I'm glad Pat will be able to be home for Thanksgiving!
Asa, I thought I saw something shiny cruising down Route 5 this morning. Turned out it was just Mayor Pike's head.
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10636:
Hmmmmm. Shiny ball of tin foil. I er... may have given it away to that disease drive that was going around. I'm sorry Asa.
Mavis, that is great news about Pat and Jake. I hope it all works out as planned. Homemaker, did you have the "kids" yet?
Barney: You aint got a hobby, Otis.
Otis: I got a hobby! Drinkin'!
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10637:
Hey yall hope everyone is doing ok today. It was a cold 22 on my porch this morning. I'm ready for Turkey day I get to work all day. Would somebody brang me a plate to work?? I'd be much oblidge. Now Asa, how soon you forget that wasn't me on the goat that was Hazel remember how she was singing and carrying on? Well I just hope we show a little bit more respect this year. See yall later on--Salty Dog
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10638:
Howdy, friends! I'm out here on the Florida end of the porch, and it's a bit cool and breezy, but clear and beautiful at the same time. I'm seated in my son's upstairs office, overlooking his pool, and his beautiful back yard with ripe tangerines hanging heavy on the tree. Looking further out through the well-grown wetland about a hundred yards, I can see the roof of his dock, with the lake shimmering just beyond. Beautiful? You bet!
Asa, and everyone else who wants to, you're welcome to the light-hanging party at my house, even though I won't be there. As I told Asa, there's plenty of cider in the fridge in the garage, and you'll find some cookies and fruitcake in the kitchen. Help yourselves. It will be lovely to come home to find all my lights shining so beautifully. When you finish there, you could run out here and help my son. He has about five huge palm trees in his front yard, and he lights them. He wraps the trunks with lights, then outlines the main fronds on each one with green twinkle lights. He's a builder, and has access to handy stuff, so right now there's a "cherry-picker" parked out front. He'll ride in that to get the lights on the palms. Don't you know Asa would have fun with that thing?
Boo, blessings on your little girl, and I hope she continues to do well. I guess sometimes kids more or less outgrow those things - hope she's one of them. Mavis, thanks for sharing your good news. That's wonderful.
Well, gotta go grab a nap. Lots of neighborhood folks coming over this evening for a barbecue, so I need to rest up. I'm having a wonderful time, and so is the Plum. She loves it out here, and she says Hey! --Romeena
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10639:
Hi ya'll, just checking in quickly while my company is out visiting. They were a day late but that's ok. I'm still glad to see them. Still have a cold but at least it's not so bad I can't visit. Hubby has it now--pretty bad. So does my daughter. Bummer. I can't believe Pat is going home either! What a miracle. Did he get over those out of his head spells? Was that just medication like they thought? Great news! Be glad you're in Florida, Ro, it is supposed to be a high of 20s here on Monday. Later
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10640:
My dear Romeena, thank you for being so kind, however it is Sterling' precious little girl who was born with a what Sterling says is a heart problem that will probably correct itself as she grows.
Your son's place sounds like a wonderful place for you to be this Thanksgiving! Hope you have the best Thanksgiving ever.
Salty, I can sure relate to you. For the almost twenty years I worked in the hospital, I almost always worked 12 hours on Thanksgiving. I always chose to work Thanksgiving because I wanted Christmas off. I have eaten alot of Hospital turkey (yuck), if I got to eat at all. I worked in a very busy labor and delivery unit and after those pregnant ladies filled up on turkey, they often went into labor. I have helped deliver many babies who were born after a "turkey inductions". haha
November 23, 2002 - Msg 10641:
I mean turkey induction. I don't know what is the matter with me. I can't seem to type anymore!
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10642:
Way to go Sacramento Kings!
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10643:
Rest in peace, Mayor Stoner.
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10644:
Hey to Frankie Flint, Boo, CT, Salty, Sterling, Asa, Ro, Mary Wiggins, Hazel, *Mavis, BDJ and homemaker! And the newcommers too! (ok, who did I miss?)
Ro, so glad you and Plum arrived safely, sounds like a little slice 'o Heaven! Yep, it's perfect weather here in FL - good for sleepin'. Getting ready for next week's travels and trying to get my Christmas shopping started (ugh). Takes a heap of guts to go out and spend money I don't have.
Glad Pat is finally getting to go home - Amen to that!
~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "Aww...I don't know. I don't have a helmet or goggles or nothin'."
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10645:
Did Mayor Stoner pass away!? RIP. ~ Mrs. Wiley
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10646:
Yes, Mayor Stoner passed away. Rest his soal.
Mrs. Wiley, so good to see you dear. Hope all is well for you.
Great news about Pat, Mavis. God is sure good. Hope he continues to recover well.
Sounds like Ro is having a good old time. Reading her post reminds me of when Barney was on vavation and wrote to Andy telling him all about it. She didn't say nothing about 35 cent breakfasts though.
I love the short work week that Thanksgiving provides me. Sorry you have to work Salty. Don't seem fair at all.
Well good Sabbath to all.
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10647:
Jeepers... Soul not soal. Sorry!
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10648:
Hello all! RIP Mayor Stoner(Parley Bear). I liked all the TAGS's he was in except the bed jacket.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10649:
Happy Sunday everyone!
I have to go change the oil in the wife's car. Where's Gomer or Goober when you need them?!
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10650:
Morning, porch. Briscoe, I loved the Bed Jacket episode. One of my favorites. Especially the epilogue. Sterling, I think Gomer and Goober keep the station closed on Sundays. Except they could fill 'er up with gas for you. Sometimes she'll tell you an "F", when you really got yerself an "E".
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10651:
Afternoon porch, Just wanted to say hey to all my friends. Got to go to the "outlaws" for lunch today. So yall say a prayer for me. Hope you all are doing ok. I didn't know that Parley Baer had passed away either. Yall have a good Sabbath and take care. Later--Salty Dog
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10652:
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10653:
For some reason I don't remember the bed jacket episode. Could somebody remind me of what it's about? Did it have something to do with someone giving someone a fur?
Well, tonight's the annual church Thanksgiving social and I feel sick to my stomach. Don't that just figure?! Stomach just ain't been acting right for days (no, I am not expecting another little one). We kind of have a family tradition of getting sick right before Thanksgiving.
Better go get the kids ready and slice up my lovely Lemon Meringue Pie. I made a pumpkin one, too.
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10654:
Oh, I forgot to tell ya'll to come on own to the church for some gooood eats. The preacher is gonna take out his guitar afterward and we'll sing some songs, too. sounds like a good time (no Mulberry squeezin's allowed, though, unless we sneak em in!).
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10655:
Evenin' Y'all. Rest in peace,Mr. Parley. Boo,the " Bed Jacket" episode was the one in which Aunt Bee saw a bed jacket in a store window & wished to get it for her birthday. The mayor bought it for his wife-naturally it was the last one.Mayor Stoner had Andy purchase it,Aunt Bee saw Andy in the shop & assumed the bed jacket was HERS.Andy ended up getting it from Mayor Stoner,but had to trade his beloved fishing pole "Eagle Eye Annie" to the mayor in exchange for the b.j. Does it ring a bell now? If you've never seen it,you missed a good episode.
Has Cary Grant been on the porch? Somebody's calling "Judy" quite a bit! Hey there Mr. Grant! Ha Ha
Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10656:
Howdy, everyone! Mercy, Boo, thanks so much for telling me so kindly that I mis-spoke. I knew it was Sterling's little girl, but for some reason at that moment, I tied you into it. Do you suppose I'm not a spring chicken anymore? Nahh, couldn't be that. Anyway, thanks. And Sterling, my very best prayers and good wishes for your little girl. Sounds like she's doing fine at this point, with God's help she'll continue to do so.
I'm having a wonderful time. Helped my son put up part of his palm-tree lights today - he only got two of them done, and there are seven. (I said five earlier, but there are seven.) The two he finished are the tallest and fullest, though, so he'll finish the other five next Thursday, the earliest day he can get the cherry-picker back over here. He and my daughter-in-law left just now, all duded up in tux and evening gown, for a big gala affair to support the hospital where my DIL is vice-president. They sure looked nice, and I got pictures. Now, I'm going to sink into a hot tub, with candles all around, a water-pillow and a good book. Then I'll raid the fridge for leftovers from the fabulous BBQ last night. Pretty good life!
Have a great Mayberry day tomorrow, friends. Sugarplum, who is being spoiled terribly, says hey! --Romeena
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10657:
Hey to the porch!
Asa, what are those green things on your cartridge belt?
Does anyone know what happened to Allan Melvin. He played numerous (I think eight) characters on the AGS?
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10658:
well today nov.24th 2002 was a big day for me and my wife. we went from charlotte n.c. to siler city n.c. and visted the grave site of aunt beeeeeee, yuper i set on the side of the head stone which is about 7ft. tall and got my cell phone out an called my daughter who lives in ohio, and said daughter where do you think that i am calling you from, she said mmmmmmmmmm, me not no, i said well you can tell everybody that you got a phone call from your father while he was setting next to aunt beeeeeeeees grave site, she said like ooooooooook.
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10659:
I saw a response from Charlotte Tucker on the porch. Is she "from the Buffalo Tuckers?"
I couldn't resist.
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10660:
Dearest Porchsters....I have a special prayer request. The family's name is Whaley. I worked with the mother at school last year. Her son went hunting today with a friend and there was an accident and her son was shot and killed. She was recently divorced and found the Lord and has been a different person since then. Well I was just with her on Wednesday night and the last words that she said to me were "I Love You!" Now her oldest boy is gone. I am sending prayers to the Father on her behalf and I would appreciate any of you who would...to do he same.
Did you all watch the TAGS reunion they had on Nick at Night tonight? It was wonderful! I tell you when they showed the one where Barney was in the choir and they had someone else singing and he thought it was he himself, I laughed until I cried. The way he got all puffed up was too funny.
Also cried during the Opie the Birdman segment. That 'un always makes me cry.
I've been having sore stomach muscles and I reckon that I could use a little of BDJ's squeezins. I didn't drink all the last that ya brung me, I shared it. Otis came over and we toasted the up coming holidays and ever thang else we could think of.
Peace to the porch!
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10661:
OH AND WELCOME TO ALL THE NEW POSTERS HERE ON THE PORCH!!
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10662:
"I love him and I want to marry him and I want him to be the father of my children, but he can't sing....NOT A LICK" Thelma Lou
November 24, 2002 - Msg 10663:
oops forgot to sign that one
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10664:
Fun Girl, we lost a local boy about a month ago in a hunting accident and one of my close friends lost her 9 year old daughter three years ago in a hunting accident. Her older brother shot her at close range with a shotgun while dove hunting. Now I am so angry about the reckless use of guns by children. My husband is an avid hunter and I absolutely hate it. It's the one, single thing we just can't agree on. I (no offense to anyone) just can't justify the recreational use of guns when so many lose their lives in the process. I have seen the pain and horror up close through the life of my friend and it's not worth the risk. The problem is that my husband wants my son to be interested in hunting and I am terrified. I pray that God will change my husband's heart because I would go mad thinking about my little boy on a hunting trip. It makes my blood run cold.
Sorry to be so serious but I absolutely feel sick about your friends, in my opinion, sensless loss. God help her.
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10665:
I feel terrible, would you all pray with me about this situation? Dear Lord, forgive my lack of trust but when I see the children of other believers killed by accidents involving guns, I feel so afraid for my own children. I feel so awful about how another young man's life was just snuffed out. Have mercy on his mother and somehow bring healing and peace to her soul. There is no way she can live through this without you. Be her strength each day and somehow, some way be glorified even in this great tragedy, Lord. Help her the way you helped my friend, Robin. To me her healing has been a miracle. With you all things are possible, and Lord, either change me or my husband because I can't accept the thought of my son hunting right now. Please work this out in your own way. I will try to put it in your hands and leave it there. I love you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10666:
Good Morning Porch,
Thanks for leading us in prayer, Boo. It is such a difficult and horrific thing. I am at a loss for words for that poor woman. I know God can ease her pain and give her comfort. It is so tragic, though.
Boo, I know you are very concerned about your own baby hunting someday, and I can only say, most hunters are very responsible people. One thing you might talk to your husband about is teaching your little boy bow hunting if you are that worried about gun hunting. It could be somewhat of a compromise if he really wants to have the "bonding time" that some men seem to get from going on a hunting trip. My 19 year old son has been going bow hunting since he was about 14 or 15, and I don't really worry about the trip. Since your little boy is still so little, you still have a lot of years for the Lord to help you work this out any way. And if you ask, and I know you did in your post, God WILL answer your prayer.
Well, Thanksgiving is just a few days away and I have a truckload of stuff to do! I best be getting to it.
Have a great day porch!
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10667:
Such sadness when a child dies - we have had our share on the porch this year.
A pretty good weekend - my little Opie came back from Florida and gave us all hugs and kisses and then some more hugs and kisses!!! We were a happy family!
Had an early family rebellion on Saturday. Thanksgiving at my brothers house. It was okay but the "oomph" just didn't seem to be there.
It's a Monday morning and it is dreary here in the land of basketball (Indiana).
May your porch not be as dreary as mine!
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10668:
Thanks, Mary Wiggins. The bow hunting is a great idea, I don't know why I didn't think of it before. Thanks for the encouragement.
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10669:
I know folks, guns terrify me too. About 13 years ago, when I was expectin Little Opie, one of my dearest friends brother died in a gun accident. He was a police officer and laid down on the couch to watch t.v. before going to bed and neglected to take off his gun belt before doing it. When he got up and took off the gun it discharged and punctured his colon and he died from it. It was so unexpected and was one of the saddest funerals I have been to. My friend was devastated as was his mother. These boys were both raised hunting and the brother was a police officer so obviously he had been trained to use weapons and still this tragedy happened. David still hunts and has many guns and it makes me very nervous. He mostly bow hunts now, but still!!
He was the first one I called when I heard about Deneen's son, just to have him pray and make sure he is VERY careful when he is hunting. I told hubby that Kyle will not learn to shoot a gun. It is fine if that is what you choose. When Kyle's day to pass away comes, if he could have defended himself if he had had a weapon, I will deal with it then. But I won't keep a weapon around as an accident waiting to happen. As for now.....The Lord is my shephard...yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
(plunk) Me stepping off my soap box.
Today is my MRI. Will fill you in when I know anything. Have a great day and get ready for some
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10670:
I'm sorry for your friend, Fun Girl, and for yours, Boo.
And Boo, I have to agree with Mary Wiggins that most hunters are very responsible people, and good people. I used to work with ALOT of hunters, and my brother is a bow hunter. And Mary had a good suggestion with trying bow hunting. But whether you're a bow hunter or gun hunter, I think the key word there is "responsible". Unfortunately, I think most
tragedies occur with younger and more irresponsible hunters who don't know, or don't follow, the general safety rules.
Most communities offer hunter safety courses to teach these rules. Maybe your husband can take your son to one of these, when he gets old enough of course.
Have a good day!
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10671:
Hello all! Hey Fun Girl, My Prayers go out to your friend. I don't own a gun, and I don't want too. Hazel, I can't remember the end of Bed Jacket.
Briscoe Darling Jr.
Fun Girl-Here is some of my homemade squeezins. Enjoy it in good health.
"Oooooh....Salt and pepper shakers."
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10672:
Fine Citizens of Mayberry:
Your mayor is looking forward to the best meal of the year. As a good Swede from Minnesota, the entire meal is white: mash potatoes with cream gravy, turkey, rice pudding, swedish lefsa, etc. Bland and pale, thats the way we Swede's are.
As you can see, I survived the elections just fine and I'm ready to serve another term in this fine town. Your votes and support were appreciated. (Those of you of haven't received the a small envelope containing my pay-off...errr I mean "thank-you gift" - they are in the mail.)
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10673:
Not another desk calender I hope, Mayor.
By the way, sorry about that tin foil crack up there the other day, and I'm glad you were re-elected for another term.
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10674:
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10675:
Watch this Andy go on Goob show andy how you can walk like Chester from Gunsmoke!
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10676:
Evening porch! A might chilly here on my porch, but I brought along an extry blanket if anybody wants one to curl up under & drink coffee with me. Pat came home from the hosp today, now that is something to be thankful for!!! Jake is really excited about spending the day with him at home instead of in that hosp. Fun Girl I will offer prayers for that mother & the whole family, my next door neighbor died about 3 years ago in a hunting accident, not wearing the blaze orange, which is the law here, & his uncle shot him thinking he was a deer, killed him instantly. My other half hunts & he has taken Jake a few times I feel safe with him taking him & where they hunt it is only them, private land. They also required that anyone just applying for a hunting license here in VA if they have never had one before MUST take a hunter safety course & pass it before they will issue one. Brisco Aunt Bea gets the bed jacket in the end, but I swear I can't remember if Andy gets Eagle Eye Annie back or not, shame on me!
dirty me, dirty me, I'm disgusted with myself!
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10677:
Good evening - no "kids" yet. . .we are as bad as expectant fathers here - pacing back and forth, back and forth. . . .I'll let you know once they pop out!
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10678:
Andy doesn't get the bed jacket back, but in the epilogue, he tells Opie that Eagle Eye Annie is still giving him pleasure. A different kind of pleasure.
Sigh. I love TAGS!
~ Mrs. Wiley
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10679:
er- uh I mean he doesn't get the Rod & reel back. sheesh.
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10680:
Briscoe, the epilogue is great. After the part that Mrs. Wiley mentioned about Eagle Eye Annie still giving Andy pleasure, the doorbell rings. It's the mayor, who is desperate. He wife was in Lukens' store and found out that he bought a bed jacket. She thinks he gave it to some other woman while she was away. The mayor wants Andy to call his wife and explain things. Andy thinks about it and says, "perhaps we can work something out." He agrees to straighten things out if the mayor will sell him Annie back. So in the end, Andy gets the fishing pole back.
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10681:
In case I don't see ya'll later, hope every one of you have a wonderful thanksgiving.
November 25, 2002 - Msg 10682:
Today the say they think that the safety on the other boys gun was not working. Such a shame. The visitation is tomorrow 4-8 and the funeral on Wednesday. Remember Deneen, Kevin and Curtis in your prayers special like for the next while. They are gonna need it.
MRI was okay for a while. Got kinda anxious for the last 10 minutes as the sedation medication was wearing off. Was right glad when it was all over. BDJ--I told them that a big old swig of your squeezings was as good as their old medicine any day, but they didn't seem to think that was such a good idea. Wonder what causes that?