July 19, 2003 - Msg 14713: Morning porch. My goodness we gots lots of or-ig-i-nals posting here. My question is why don't you post here much anymore? Sure would like to get to know all you folks but you tend to go hide on us it seems.
Mavis, I believe I'll let the cake slide on by. Your secret ingrediants are very special. What do you put in yer spaghetti sauce, maple syrup? LOL
Hey Boo, I think the episode you were asking about is when Barney is trying to set up Andy with Miss Crump, and he goes over to Thel's for dinner. Barney answers the door and is kind of nervous about the whole thing, he hollers out to Thel, Thel, AnyLou is here. Hope that helps.
I have been having a hard time getting on here the last couple of days. Anyone else? I get a web site not responding screen. Been happening a lot. Wonder if we should call the man or if Gomer can fix it?


July 19, 2003 - Msg 14714: Well I guess I'll sweep up the place and see if that helps. LOL


July 19, 2003 - Msg 14715: Whoops, didn't see you there Ellen Brown. Want to say hi.


July 19, 2003 - Msg 14716: You can all go back to what you were doing now!
What were you doing?


July 19, 2003 - Msg 14717: Well, I was trying to sleep, Asa. I don't know how a body can get any rest with you sweeping up all that dust and all that yaking you're doing.
- Hazel

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14718: Hey to the porch - Emma, hope y'all have a good time at the re-enactment (Yes, Mizz Vickers, we're still holdin' on to Richmond) and thank you for the kind words about the website. I know you're not just saying that because you are in a bunch of the pictures~
Hope ever'body has a good Saturday.
"Did I have a pain? Started right here in the side and shot down my leg, rared up the other side and around my back and then went clean on up my neck!

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14719: Good morning, all! MPO, that website is something to see! I really enjoyed it. No wonder you don't visit here much - you obviously don't have time. Thanks so much - I bookmarked the site.

Sterling Holobyte, I just want you to know that I copied and stored your lovely piece "Birds and Butterflies". I know how you were beating yourself up about the three/four planes thing, so I changed that to four. Figured you'd want me to. Personally, I don't think it mattered - the thought was the same, and it touched us all. Anyway, it's now stored in my file called "Thoughts and Impressions", and the credit reads "Sterling Holobyte, a Porchster."

Mavis, rest assured you stirred my interest with the mention of the kraut cake. I most definitely do want the recipe. Can't wait to feed it to one of my kids who loves chocolate cake but claims to hate kraut.(heehee) I'd like to have your peanut butter pie recipe, too. I have one that really is good, but am always open to improvements.

Well, gotta go drag illegal hoses around in the back yard. Not supposed to water except at night, but I'm tired of losing sleep, so am going to take the chance. Hope the water police don't come by and throw me in old #1. Will have the sprinkler system in by the end of next week, I hope. The landscaper man is supposed to come Monday morning and show me the plans he's come up with. Once I approve the basic landscape plan, he can start trenching and installing the sprinklers. This became a bit more of a project than I had intended, but I think I'm going to be very happy with it.

Have a great afternoon - will probably drop by again this evening. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14720: Hi, Porchsters! Looooong time no see...thanks, jennie boone, for reminding us to come and post; seems like sometimes life just heaves things our way and we forget to slow down and enjoy the finer things in life--like the Porch! I'm gonna sit here and count cars for awhile. Watch your foot.

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14721: Well, Romeena! I'm touched and flattered that you wanted to keep my story!
And thanks for changing that part.:)

Thanks Bert, and I hope you get back on your feet soon! Hang in there!

Well, got to go to a nephew's birthday party. Have a nice day everyone!
-Sterling Holobyte

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14722: Hello all. It's good to be back.

Mr. Schwump

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14723: Hey Mr. Schwump Are you the one with the Darling Miss Annebelle? If so, Hows she doing?

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14724: Howdy. Asa, I loved your last post. That qoute comes from one of my favorite eps. I just watched it on tape the other night.

Well, went to that marriage conference and had my laughs for the week. Heard a story about a little boy who was the ring bearer in his sister's wedding and as he marched down the isle, he stopped every now and then and roared at the guests while raising his little hands like claws. He thought he was supposed to be the "ring bear". True story.

Gotta run....got a swim party to take the kids to. Saturdays, WHEW!


"What's yur hurry?"

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14725: Shucks--forgot to sign my name! It's been so long since I was here last that I've forgotten the rules. I was poster #14720 (about heaving and rocking and watching your foot). Just call me the poster child for the Porch.

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14726: The one and only. Miss Annabelle's laid up on bed rest right now. She went back for a doc appointment last week and her blood pressure was a little high 154/94. So doc put her bed rest until her next appointment, which is this Thursday. Then he'll decide what to do from there. He's also gonna do an ultrasound and hopefully we'll find out what they are.

Mr. Schwump

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14727: What a great web site; its so good to be here on the pourch. I can smell the flowers, and here comes Aunt Bea with lemonade. Did you see that blonde, by the court house? Dont know her..heard Barney took her to the post office...

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14728: Oh..Emma, this is Jerry here in Denver..

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14729: Hello porch, I'm back from Texas and Ellen said a few of you were asking about me. I'm doing great I'm already missing my sister but she is doing very well and I did get homesick for everyone back here it seems I've been gone a year and it is just so good to be home. I see a lot of new porch setters out here that is good, hello to one and all. So much has happened while I was gone, Ellen tried to keep me up with things, she said she didn't post that much but she reads the post. Her and her hubbie are still working on their small pool, I think she is ready to give up. Must go for now ~

Aunt Bee here saying tata.

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14730: Thought I'd stop by the porch and say hi, and boy, it's good to see some of the original porchsters back on in addition to all these other great folks I've come to know and love!

Anyway, I recently got one of the cutest jokes I've ever read, and I wanted to share it with all of you -- I hope you like it as much as I did! Ya'll have a GREAT weekend! Bulbsnatcher

This is one of the cutest jokes I think I've ever read...hope you guys like it too! :-)

Timmy was a little five year old boy that his Mom loved very much and, being a worrier, she was concerned about him walking to school when he started Kindergarten. She walked him to school the first couple of days but when he came home one day, he told his mother that he did not want her walking him to school everyday. He wanted to be like the "big boys."

She had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor, Mrs. Goodnest, if she would carefully follow her son to school, at a distance behind him that he would not likely notice, but close enough to keep a watch on him.

Mrs. Goodnest said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well so she agreed.

The next school day, Mrs. Goodnest and her little girl, Marcy, set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor boy he knew. She did this for the whole week.

As the boys walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, the little friend of Timmy noticed that this same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week.

Finally, he said to Timmy, "Have you noticed that lady following us all week? Do you know her?"

Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yea, I know who she is."

The little friend said, "Well who is she?"

"That's just Shirley Goodnest" Timmy said.

"Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she following us?"

"Well," Timmy explained, "every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers cuz she worries about me so much. And in it, it says, "Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life." So I guess I'll just have to get used to it.

July 19, 2003 - Msg 14731: I hope everyone is doing good. I know I ain't posted in a month of Sundays. I've been..well...you know....busy. This new job has been keeping me really hopping. I got a promotion at work. I'm now in charge of the whole N - R files. That pulls in an extra $7 a week now. And I've been keeping company with that cute little number at the front desk. I never get in bed at night before 10:30, and it's just go-go-go.

Anyways, I wanted to say HEY to all my old buds I ain't seen in a coon's age! Everyone keeps a good thought, now.


July 19, 2003 - Msg 14732: Boy, went to my family rebellion today & had a ball, came home & see that we have had a kind of family rebellion on the porch!! So good to see you all, MPO, **Barn, Elinora, & Mr Schwump!! Welcome home ya'll! You do remember me right? Bulbsnatcher glad to see you too, we was getting worried, reckon we can tell Barney you turned up & to cancel that APB we had out on ya. Now for the Kraut Cake or what I called Chocolate Surprise cake, it was a BIG & I mean Big hit, everyone loved it, so Asa you can let it slide on by, someone will eat your piece, as for the peanut butter pie, it was my Grandmother's recipe & it went faster than anything else, I made 2 of them & both were gone. Ro check your email, I will send them over to you in a jiffy. So good to see everyone! I'm going to hit the bed.

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14733: Thanks, Mavis. I got 'em. Sounds good, and easy, too! (That's the best part. I've learned to look for "easy" on things.)

Mary Wiggins, if you get a chance, and if there's some way to do it, I'd really be pleased to get a preview of Pat's newest paintings. Even just a snapshot in an email would work, if you've got a digital camera. I surely do admire his work, and it's entirely possible that I'll be wanting more of it.

Just watched the "I Love Lucy" ep where she does that marvelous pantomime scene with Harpo Marx. That is an absolute classic, a great showcase of the tremendous talents of both Lucy and Harpo. You know, I can't help but wonder -- who will fill the shoes of the talented people of a generation ago, or two generations back? People like Andy, Don Knotts, Lucille Ball, Harpo Marx, Carroll O'Connor, the multi-talented Harvey Korman, Dick Van Dyke, and the many others who graced the early days of TV. We have some talented actors today, it's true, but I wonder if they'll be remembered and re-run forty or fifty years from now. I really don't think so. I can't imagine my grandchildren, as adults in 2040, sitting down to watch a re-run of "Sister, Sister" or even the better efforts of "Everybody Loves Raymond." Good show, but timeless? I doubt it.

Well, that's my old-gal rumination for tonight. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14734: I agree Ro. Not only are the actors not the same but neither are the plots. Everything today seems to revolve around the same thing. Gets kinda old after a while.


And young man there's the matter of grass stains!

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14735: Good Sabbaht Porch, hey to all .. It seems a lot of chating has been going on, Mavis sounds like you had a great time, I'll try and send the Green Tomatoe pie recipe to you when I'm off the last of the month I have to look it up, for you can your own filling I put it in quart jars and it makes a nice deep dish 9" pie.

Ellen Brown

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14736: Ellen, that reminds me of something from the Little House On The Prarie Books, when Ma makes Pa a pie by cutting up green pumpkin and adding sugar, cinnammon and butter. Supposedly it tasted just like an apple pie (hard to believe).
That is something I don't think we have talked about. Are any of you fans of the Little House book series or the TV series? I am a huge fan of the books and loved the series, too. Never missed it and even liked to watch the reruns. Now THAT was a well-written show.

Well, Asa, you made me blow my coffee out my nose (OUCH!) on that last quote. Where on earth does that one come from?!

I would just love to linger here on the porch, but must be getting ready for Sunday school. My best friend called last night and asked me to teach her 1st grade class for her this morning and I agreed (I'm a sucker).
Ya'll have a great Sunday, and slow down and enjoy the simple things in life....have fried chicken and repair some band uniforms.....


July 20, 2003 - Msg 14737: "If I was a spider, that's where I'd be."

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14738: Good Sabbath porch. Hope all is well for all.
Hey Boo, coffee out the nose? That will smart for a while. That quote is from Mr. Goss speaking to Opie in the Taylor home when he is courting Aunt Bee. Nice guy but boy he got on my nerves. Almost as much as Roger Hanover.
Gonna be another hot one on my porch. Been over 100 all week. But it is July, so it's suppose to be hot.


"I guess you heard about the feller who put the cleaning solvent in with the gravy. That way when he spilled some gravy it took care of itself."

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14739: Garvy stains are NO joking matter.

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14740: Little house on the Prarie is another one of my favs (and I have all the books) When I lived in Okla. we went to Ka. and saw one of her lil prarie homes.

Ellen Brown

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14741: Good Sabbath everyone. Maybe we can get the town band together, fix up the bandstand, repair the uniforms, and have a good old fashioned band concert tonight!
jennie boone

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14742: I love Little House On The Prairie, too! I really am beginning to miss it too. I wish TBS or some other station would start showing it again.
Have a good Sunday everyone!
-Sterling Holobyte

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14743: I'll volunteer to make the sign. I'm thinking: "Concert tonight. Relax to music under the stars." Whattaya think?
--Elinora (and Orville Monroe)

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14744: Hey to the Porch!

Good to See Everyone, just stopping by to say Hey!

your healthy girl


July 20, 2003 - Msg 14745: Wow Didn't Mean to make that big of a Statement!
your healthy girl,

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14746: My oh my! So much lively conversation and goings-on here on the porch! Just a pleasure to visit it!

Asa, I almost had Mountain Dew come out my nose reading the "solvent in the gravy" quote! LOL

I also love the Little House on the Prairie series and books. I am guessing that it will show up on TV Land soon. It seems once a show isn't on TBS or any other local station for a while, it shows up on TV Land. My guess is they bought the rights to it.

Romeena, I am not too computer savvy, but I sure do know how to put a piece of paper in an envelope, address it, stick a stamp on it and mail it! So that's what I am going to do, put a piece of paper in an envelope, address it, stick a stamp on it and mail it, yep, that's what I am going to do...

Hey Mavis, do you think there will be some way we can all see your band perform? Maybe some video could be taken of you and the rest of the gang, and then you could get it on the puter somehow? Whaddaya think? Are you ever going to take your band on the road and come Michigan? I would love to see you!

And Bert, I know there are quite a few praying folk here on the porch, we'll be praying for a new and better job, and that the feeling of loneliness you have been experiencing will be changed to a feeling of being loved and needed!

Oh, and one more thing... You were talking about the great t.v. stars of yesteryear, and who will replace them. I have heard of one show, but I haven't had a chance to watch it. It is called Monk, and I think it is about a detective by the name of Monk. I believe he is supposed to be and obsessive compulsive character, who is also a detective. Sounds like a good premise, lots of funny predicaments and the like. Has any one seen or heard anything about this show?

It's been great visiting with y'all!

Mary Wiggins

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14747: Mary Wiggins, I'll be watching my mailbox. Have to beat Sugar Shredderteeth to it, though. The little box I hung under the mail slot has slats for a bottom, and sometimes something falls through one of the cracks, and it's confetti before I can get to it. Embarrassing when it's a renter's check and I have to go ask for another one. Guess I should lay a piece of cardboard, or even a magazine in there, to cover up the cracks. Nah, that's too easy, and would spoil the Plum's fun.

Haven't seen Monk, but have always been a Little House fan. I don't imagine that Michael Landon was a saint (who is?), but he sure did make some great TV shows.

My son and DIL sent me Josh Groban's CD, and folks, it is wonderful. That young man is going places! What a voice, especially in one so young. I can't imagine what he'll sound like when he gains more physical and emotional maturity, and has some life experience behind him to influence his singing.

Great land o'Goshen, is it ever hot here! It is 104 degrees, at 1pm. I think by 3pm, I'll be sure to be inside, in the a/c, with a fan and a big glass of very-iced tea. I'll bet it hits 106 or more by then. Mercy, thank the good Lord for a/c. I'm glad the Plum is in here with me, she'd never survive out there.

Have a peaceful, restful Sabbath, friends. I'm gonna have a nap later, than have to work tonight. Just the one night, though. Sure do love these shorter hours these days. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14748: Hello from the So. Illinois folks,Ellen Brown,Pierre, Aunt Bee,& Olive. It has been a very nice day here. God bless y'all. Prayers for all.

Ellen Brown

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14749: Hey Folks,

Asa had asked over at Miss Crump's if the Porch was broken....Just checking it out.


July 20, 2003 - Msg 14750: Hey, Floyd! Nope, not broken as far as I know. Wonder what he was talking about? Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14751: Well, folks, I missed that temperature prediction I made earlier. It didn't get to 106 degrees....no, it got to 109! At least that's what it is right now, at 6:30pm. Now, that's hot! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 20, 2003 - Msg 14752: Wow, 109! I remember about three summers ago it got over 100 here for a week and actually got to 110 one day. That never happens here on the coast. It was something to remember and when the first cool front came that Fall, I (and some of my crazy neighbors) were out in the middle of the street with our arms outstrectched when it blew in. We were SO ready for that first breath of cool air.

Hey, I was just watching a movie on ABC FAMILY channel and the main characters, who weren't even dating, just ended up in bed together. What's with that? I thought it was a FAMILY channel! I really am thinking strongly of getting rid of the cable. My sister is getting a satellite dish and signing up with a company called Sky Angel network (I think). It is supposed to have good Christian shows (like Chuck Swindoll) and family shows and movies. they also have tons of children's programming and old sitcoms, so I am thinking they might have Andy and Little House.
Are any of you familiar with the network?

I am looking forward to hitting the hay tonight. It has been a rather busy weekend and teaching that 1st grade sunday school class this morning didn't help (oh, me).

Stay cool, Ro (in every sense of the word, Chickie).


July 20, 2003 - Msg 14753: Oh, Asa, the coffee hurt but I whipped out the old VICKS and everything is A-OKAY!


July 21, 2003 - Msg 14754: ITHINKI'VEHEARDENOUGHABOUTTHATVICKS!! (teehee)

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14755: Boo, my sister and brother in law have Sky Angel and they love it. I was over there watching the Loretta Young show the other day. It was interesting. I had heard my mother talk about it but never seen it. I thing you will be pleased with it. Especially if you like old classic shows. Wonder if you get Andy Griffith on it? That I do not know.

We went to work on the rental property that we own that is vacant now. Boy did they ever leave us a big mess. WHEW! We are thinking of refinancing at a much lower rate. We bought the house 13 years ago and our interest rate was much higher than now. Just alot of work to do to get it ready before we let anyone else move in. ho hum
just what I wanted to do, go clean house for someone else. LOL
fun girl

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14756: Happy Birthday to Don Knotts today!! He has brought joy to so many lives.

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14757: Emma, don't you know you ain't supposed to call a rich man by his first name?

Happy birthday Mr. Knotts.

Mr. Schwump

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14758: Happy Birthday Mr Knotts!

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14759: Hey to the porch - Aw, Mr. Schwump ("Hey" to Annabelle), the bigger they are the nicer they are. Happy Birthday, Barn!
Emma, did you enjoy the battle Saturday? Did we WIN this time?

Her father fought with Pershing, her grandfather fought with Teddy Roosevelt and her great-grandfather fought with General Lee ...

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14760: Her folks couldn't get along with anyone!


July 21, 2003 - Msg 14761: Happy Birthday Donnie! (the bigger they are, the nicer they are) ~ Mrs. Wiley

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14762: Yes indeed Mrs. Wiley. And he is nice, real nice.
Happy Birthday Donnie. LOL


July 21, 2003 - Msg 14763: One-upped ya there on the ammenninies, eh MPO? By the way wanted to thank you for your site - sure enjoyed the pictures! ~ Mrs. Wiley

"Hey" to the porch!

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14764: Hey Asa, gald to see ya! Let's have a perty for Don, OK? I'l brang the sammiches, and you brang the pop.
~ Mrs. Wiley

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14765: Hey Romeena, thanks for letting me know everything's Okay here in Mayberry. :-) Y'all enjoy the fellowship.

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14766: Mercy me! My head is spinning, and my checkbook has gone into hiding. The landscaper/sprinkler man was here this morning, and boy, does he have big plans for my yard! There was a big bottom line, too - that's when my checkbook ran and hid under the couch, all a-tremble. I'm still not for certain-sure that I'm going to do the landscape part of it, but I'm definitely putting in the irrigation system. Can't do that until I decide about the landscaping, though. Decisions, decisions!

fun girl, I feel your pain, about the rent house. I've got the same thing going - I've never seen such a filthy mess in my life. How do people live like that?? I've got my trusty contractor over there, painting and tiling and repairing. No telling what that's gonna cost. Whatever it is, it'll be fair. Thank God for an honest man.

Well, gotta run. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14767: Hey to everybody, old posters and new posters. I thought I'd drop by this summer morning to wish everyone a great day.


July 21, 2003 - Msg 14768: Good afternoon to the Porch! It's great to see friends, both old and new, posting. Everyone have a great day.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
"...And without the intimate dinner, how will we ever get to Cole Porter? See, it just unravels the whole evening!"

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14769: Mr. Schwump, the bigger they are, the nicer they are....

Happy Birthday Donny.

-- Jelsik

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14770: Happy Birthday to Don Knotts! This is BIG! Big big!!!
Lets see if we can remember all of the names he was called on the show one name each per person, ok?... I'll go first.
Fast Gun Fife
jennie boone

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14771: Hey to the porch - jennie, I'll see your "Fast Gun Fife" and raise you one "Scamp". Tell the Black-Hearted Buzzard that MPO says "HEY!"

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14772: Good Afternoon Porchsters - thanks to those who have been praying for me. It has helped!
Making the younguns some easy peanut butter cookies - the recipe was in their Sunday School paper.
Good to see so much chatter on the porch.


July 21, 2003 - Msg 14773: Oh, and Mrs. Wiley, I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. We sure enjoyed being at those places and taking 'em! I guess the next update will be after M'Days '04 which will be upon us soon.
'Hey' to all the ol' Die-hards who have visited the porch lately.

Mayberry Giants: Hit One for the Ol' Goober

"Mayberry? We thought this was Elm City."

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14774: Hey up there Andelina!! How's every little thing? Hey to Myra, MPO. Have a great day to everyone rocking on the Porch today. I'm going to have a sip of hard cider in honor of "Tweekie's" big day.

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14775: How about Puddingtame, ask him again he'll tell you the same.


July 21, 2003 - Msg 14776: Isn't the porch looking nice and full? MPO, you're lookin good in blue as always. Hey to ya'll! Happy Birthday Mr. Knotts!

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14777: It sure is good to see everybody on the porch again. Okay Jennie, how about "Creampuff"? I know somebody called Barney "Creampuff" before. Was it Andy who called him that, just teasing him? I know one thing he's never been called..."Tattletale".
"Who's Malloy?"

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14778: Hey to MissPeggy, it's good to see you again too.
Somebody earlier asked what jennie was talking about when she metioned our 'chapters' of TAGSRWC. I suggest you head on over to www.mayberry.com and check out the TAGSRWC part there and read all about it. It's big! And, like air and water, it's free!

"Sleep it off, Tiger."

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14779: How bout TIGER. Didn't one of the fun girls, that's my gang, call him TIGER. Or was that one of the gals from Big Maude's crew? LOL
fun girl

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14780: Don The "Scamp"..Happy Birthday.
Hot here in Denver, been 'bot 103 degrees. Not much rain, lawns brown.
Aunt Bee..I been making several of your recipes from your cook book this summer, and will be canning in the fall, for the family. Have the best sliced dill pickle recipe I'll send along soon.
Was a good sermon today, kind of "dry as dust" in some places but over all good.
Well, say Hey from Jerry

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14781: Happy Birthday to the original Barn


July 21, 2003 - Msg 14782: Hey, I got a question. I'm trying to think of all the actors who've appeared in M*A*S*H as well as TAGS. I can come up with seven: Ronny Howard, William Christopher, Jamie Farr, George Lindsey, Teri Garr, Arlene Golonka, and Bernard Fox. Can anyone think of more, or is that about it?


July 21, 2003 - Msg 14783: jb, how about my personal favorite: "The Bulkhead" ?
Although it was a self-appointed moniker, it was obviously totally acurate....
that man could make his whole body into a weapon, if you brought out the bear in him....

-- Jelsik

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14784: Happy Birthday Barney! We love you!

Mary Wiggins

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14785: Good ol' Barney-Parney-Pooh!

*Rafe Hollister
"Try puttin' a 'pooh' on the end of it."

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14786: **Barn I love that cake!! And about the M*A*S*H Shows That takes a real trained noticer to remember that. Which I ain't.
fish person

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14787: Mr. Schwump, you be sure and keep us up to date on Annabelle's well-being. I feel like we're the TAGS grandparents. MPO, I admit I enjoy seeing people on your website that I recognize, but I really do think your captions are the best. Like "Ain't you ever seen a parade before?" and "Look! A quail!". Those are classic! And that's just to name a few. By the way, the South won the battle on Saturday and the North won on Sunday. They take turns so everybody's happy. I just can't get over how nice it is to see everybody on the porch again. Feels like a family reunion. Makes me wish Mayberry Days would hurry and get here.
"I Can't Tell Ya" Chapter

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14788: Barney was called "Berny" by one of the fun girls!

I can think of more but don't want to spoil it for the rest of you.

Took my nephew to see Pirates Of The Carribean today. It was pretty strange. I wasn't particularly impressed by it and it was too long. But, to its credit, it had no bad launguage or nudity (plenty of violence, though, but most of it was sword fighting). The young woman who played the lead was one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen in the movies--sorry, don't know her name. It was worth seeing, I guess, even though I slipped while leaving the theatre and my flip-flop went flying off my foot and into the air and landed about 20 yards away and I fell hard on my left cheek (and I don't mean my face). It was one of those scenes where one minute you are on your feet and the next you wonder why you are staring at the ceiling. To make matters worse, an old school friend and her husband happened to be in the theatre several isles back, so of course I had to jump up quickly and appear to be just fine, then I had to find my shoe! So now I have a big bruise on my arm and my....well, you know.

It is so neat to see so many folks on the porch these days. It just feels good, doesn't it?

Jerry, I can't believe it was 103 in Denver! I didn't think it got that hot there.

Ya'll have a great evening!


July 21, 2003 - Msg 14789: MPO, I checked out your website, and then had to check an online "maps" page to figure out where Killen, Alabama is!

Great website. Hope all is well in your world.


July 21, 2003 - Msg 14790: Well, I guess I better get on home and change. I haven't even picked out what I'm gonna wear tonight.
(That line was preying on my mind..I just watched the episode and I LOVE that scene.)

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14791: Didn't one of Big Maude's crew call Barney, Al? I seem to remember that. So good to see everyone, I am so excited I just "can't tell ya!" We had a ball at the family reunion! so many folks there this year. I do have to tell you a story from there tho, my aunt is pretty strict on her grandkids, makes them mind & doesn't let them get away with murder like some grandparents do. Anyway, some of the kids had water guns & were squirting everything they could find, which was fine, but they got to squirting up on the stage where the band equipment was (trying to get "Granny" aka my aunt) she told them not to squirt near all the PA equip. & the instruments & all was well for about 10 minutes then it started again, so she took the water guns away from all of them. A little later, when the band was taking a break I was visiting with cousins & one of the kids looked at me, real innocent like & asked "Are you having fun?" I said, "You bet I'm having fun!" He answered me in a kind of whisper "Well, you better stay away from Granny then!" I thought I would die laughing!! Kids! Ain't they something? Best get off here & hit the sack gotta work tomorrow!
Al, Maude, if those hamburgers are burned, I'm not responsible!"

July 21, 2003 - Msg 14792: Hey Barn, the actress Hope Summers was on M.A.S.H. also. At least I do believe so.
Sounds like fun Mavis. You can come to our reunion any old time.
Sorry about the bruised bum Boo. (B.B.B.) LOL Try vicks on it. Might work, yea, but might not.


July 22, 2003 - Msg 14793:
Barney: Well, friends, as Mr. Lawson told you, I'm Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife; although I have a nickname I've been stuck with and can't seem to lose: 'Fast Gun Fife.'"
- Hazel

I don't look too Ivy League, do I?

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14794:

Hey Barn,

Interesting idea with the TAGS and MASH. I never thought of it until you put up the actors and at first I was surprised and a little doubtful (like with George Lindsey, but I do remember him very well on MASH and his MIdnight ride on Sofie, he was good) and Asa did great to come up with Hope I remember her very well too but could not come up with her on my own. I will see if I can think of any more but you guys have ALREADY gotten more than I would have thought!!!


July 22, 2003 - Msg 14795:

I really want to THANK Hazel and Mary Wiggens ! thanks Gals you picked me up! Thanks too Sterling and for any prayers you swell guys.


July 22, 2003 - Msg 14796: Mornin' Y'all! Have a great day!
possum under a rock

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14797: Good Morning Friends,
Well we have a new little one in the family. My sister Lisa had a baby girl this morning at 4:30. Rosa Louise, named after my maternal grandmother, weighs 7 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 inches long. My mother made a comment about her being scrawny. Probably wouldn't seem half so little, but my Kyle weighed 9 lbs. and was 21 inches long. But my other sister's kids all weighed in the 5 lb. range, so I don't think that sounds scrawny. She has dark curly hair, and that must have come from her daddy, as her mother's hair has always been straight as a stick and wouldn't even hold a perm. Well, I am off for now. Gotta take a shower and go and see my new niece. Exciting ain't it.

BDJ, how about a song to celebrate the occasion.
You Musta Been A Beautiful Baby would do, don't ya think?

fun girl

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14798: Congratulations, FG. Rose sounds beautiful. How exciting new life is. I happened to come across the video tape of my baby girl's birth yesterday (it's been two years and I had never taken the time to watch it-shame on me). I sat there and just cried looking at that sweet, newborn baby, and to see all the relatives holding her for the first time. It was so sweet. Having said all that, I must also say that I am glad I am not going through it again at any time, though. Now I can wait for grandkids.

Thanks for the heart-felt sentiment, Asa, but I don't think I will try Vicks this time (I might slide off my rocker).

I just watched the weather and see it's gonna be a real hot one for all of you out West. Stay cool Ro and Asa and anyone else I might have missed. It is only going to be 94 here today.

Gotta run.......

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14799: Thanks, Asa. Hope Summers sure was on M*A*S*H - The Trial of Henry Blake! How'd I miss that? My brain musta been...somewhere's else.


July 22, 2003 - Msg 14800: Hey Y'all: There a new magazine in Alabama called Down South Magazine and Mercantile Advertiser. It's full of all kinds of history, humor and tall tales of the south. Check it out at www.downsouthmagazine.net.
Yall Come, an Andy Griffith fan

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14801: Did anyone mention "Barney the Beast"? Or "Fearless Fife"? This is fun. I wish my remember-y worked a little better. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14802: Congrats on the new baby - I hate to brag - but I've always been partial to July 22. Especially early in the morning - 4:03 to be exact!

Things are looking up! Thanks again for the prayers.


July 22, 2003 - Msg 14803: Hey to the porch - Another rainy day in our corner of Mayberry. Hope all are having a great Tuesday. I think me and Myra Koonce are going to go to Huntsville this evening and catch a ballgame (if it's not rained out). Either way, it's a good excuse to eat out (they'vegot a waffle shop there where the waitresses all dress alike inpeekaboo blouses and let me tell you ...) and do a little shopping (I've had my eye on this can opener with an umbrella on it). Y'all have a good day and act like somebody.

What's peek-a-boo? Is that like ha-ha?

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14804: I found me another M*A*S*H - TAGS star.....Pat Hingle!!


July 22, 2003 - Msg 14805: Ain't peek a boo something you play with babies?
jennie boone

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14806: Hey to the Porch. Milton, pick me up one of them can-openers...I'll mail you the dollar and a quarter.

-- Jelsik

Barney (tugging at sweater sleeve...) : "Darned old thing..."

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14807: Hey to the porch. It's been raining in my corner of Mayberry, too. I was right there in it. Matter of fact, we had a nice little storm here. Good sleepin' weather. I finally joined the 21st century (I KNOW what century it is) recently and bought a dvd player. Somebody gave me 4 Andy Griffith dvds that came from Walmart ($5.88 for a boxed set of 2 dvds) I just love them. They have some great episodes on them. Has anybody else seen them at Walmart? I thought that was an excellent deal.

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14808: Happy birthday Homemaker. I had to go peek on the Cutlass after that little hint and sure enough it talked about you. Hope you have had a great birthday.
And I am leaving for Vegas for a few days starting tomorrow and I won't be by a puter so Happy Birthday to Romeena as well. Her big day is on Thursday. So Happy Birthday a little early Romeena.
Good pick up on Pat Hingle Barn. I forgot about him. I loved the episode he played in M*A*S*H*. "What da ya want, a medal?" LOL
I have some of then DVD's Emma. Makes me wish the whole durn seris was out on DVD. Maybe someday huh?
Well you all behave while I'm gone and act like somebody, ya hear?

P.S. Someone was asking about who called Barney cream puff? Hida May did I think to get him to sign the pet-ition to get Ellie on the ballot. Of course Andy called him that when he found out too.
"Cream Puff"

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14809: **Barn, Who was Pat Hingle?

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14810: Barney: What man would vote for a woman?
Foley: The same weak kneed, chicken livered, turn coat that would sign a peti-tion!
Barney: I'm just waitin' for you to go too far.

Happy Birthday to Homemaker! Sorry, I can't get in the cutlass anymore (I wonder what causes that?), so I didn't notice it was the big event.

- Hazel

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14811: Happy Birthday Homemaker! Keeping ya in my prayers.

~ Mrs. Wiley

"Reliable Barney Fife"

July 22, 2003 - Msg 14812: "Phantom Fife"

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14813: Hey to the porch - jennie, I think Pat Hingle played the guy who brought Clarence Earp to town.

"Rifle Fife" (Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts holds it by the end)

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14814: Hello all

Just checking in. I take Annabelle to the doc tommorrow. Hopefully he'll take her off bed rest and he'll do an ultrasound. We're hopin' to find out what the young'uns are gonna be tommorrow. Y'all keep an extra prayer out there for us.

Mr. Schwump

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14815: Hey to all. My newest niece is a cutie pie for sure. Happy Birthday to homemaker. I am off to the dentist this a.m. The tooth I have had repaired twice has chipped again. I think we are gonna have to have it capped or crowned. What we have been doing is really not working. This is the second time we have had to have it repaired.
Then I am off for accupuncture. The old back is badly in need of some relief. So long for now.

fun girl

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14816: Hello Porch! It's been a while since I've dropped in. A few months ago I asked for your prayers in helping me cope with my separation. It's been a busy few months, packing and finally moving back to my (nearby) hometown. I would like to share my sincere thanks to all of you who remembered me and to let you know that my husband and I have reconciled and are in a sincere attempt at healing and moving forward. This was an extremely painful ordeal for me, him and our families but he and I are stronger, closer and better people. He will be moving to where I am soon and we will be making daily conscious efforts to avoid the old ways and keep moving with the new. We will be a living, walking testimony of the power of prayer.

Thanks again,
Maudy (I solemnly swear to never throw another chicken at my Naylor again!) :)

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14817: Exactillioso, MPO. And in MASH, he was Colonel Daniel Webster Tucker, the friend of Col. Potter, who put the kibosh on all the April Fool's paranks by pretending to go into cardiac arrest after a prank was played on him. The two colonels had set everyone up ahead of time.

"I can take a joke as good as the next fella!!"

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14818: Boy, I can see I've been missing some sweet tea and spicy talk! I can't remember when I had time to sit a spell. It will take me all day just to read the archives. Good to see ya'll.
Charlotte Tucker

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14819: Anybody want to go down to Wally's for a Grape Nehi or an Orange Crush?

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14820: I hope everybody's doing well on this rainy Wednesday evening. (Evenin'...nice evenin ain't it?) Won't be long till it's time for Mayberry Days. Do we have many porch folks who plan to be there?

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14821: Yeah, it'll be a nice evening if it doesn't rain. Emma, we plan to there. Didn't I say we'd be there? When I say we'll somewhere we're usually there. Didn't I say we'd be there? Early. We'll be there.
There comes that Viola Slatt. She's the biggest gossip in this town. (that's one for you, Opie!)

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14822: note: add a 'be' between "we'll" and "somewhere". Now, back to your homes and places of business ....

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14823: .... and it would make more sense if it said "that one's" instead of "that's one". I ain't much on grammar and spelling but I know my boundries REAL good.

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14824: Hey to everyone on the Porch tonight. It's a beautiful evening here..just beautiful. I've been out on the porch sippin' cider and countin' cars.
The blackhearted buzzard and I will be at Mayberry Days Emma.
The fishwife.

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14825: Maudy, are you the Maudy who comes to Mayberry Days with us and the same Maudy who was at Meadowview with us? If you are, I hope you'll be at Mayberry Days this year, too. I wouldn't miss it for anything. I don't care if there's not a single celebrity there, (except David Browning, Allan Newsome, and Phil Lee..and we can't do without THEM) but the main thing is to spend a wonderful weekend with best friends.

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14826: Hey, Porch! It's been a li'l bit but I do check in now and again. I've been on the job-hunt trail and have some sore feet but, Lord willin', everything will come together. It just ain't right not havin' a chat with with my buds on the Porch and relaxin' with a cold lemonade and rockin' the afternoon away. I just moved a priest friend of mine into a "quad" (two up/two down) in south Dallas. It was built in the 1920's and has oak floors and sash weighted windows and a gas stove for heat in the bath. How I love the "old fashioned" things. Nothing makes a bathroom warmer than one of those old gas heaters. The sound of a window going up with the noise of the sash weights dropping brings back so many good memories of pies cooling and the sound of dishes being washed.

I finally saw it. The first leaf that dropped from "summer tired" fell when I was on the back porch today. Between the cicada drone and birds bathing and the heat it was inevitable. Sirius (the Dog Star) has begun his ride high in the sky. This, of course, is where we get the old phrase "Dog Days of Summer". I see Orion overhead and think of all the summer memories with which I've been blessed. Labor Day peeks at us over the horizon and kids going back to school. We have a few weeks of heat to fight through, though. It's OK, the promise is out there.

So good to read your posts and hear the genuine friendship and camaraderie. Lord, don't you love the sound of a rocker on a wood porch. Can't tell you the times I've fallen asleep on a glider listening to that sound and quiet conversation in the evening. Thanks, guys........

Blessings, Dragonfly

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14827: What a nice post Dragonfly.

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14828: Hey Folks:
Just listenin' to the chat of old friends, the laughter of the children as they run through the mud puddles and catch fireflies. AAHH the simple things in life... Prayers for all our family, and excitement for the reconciliation. The Lord is so faithful. Keep rockin' and chatting. I'm about asleep and this is sooo relaxin'! ~New Neighbor

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14829: Good evening, friends! Been pretty busy today with a sick child. Baby Girl started with a runny nose and fever last night and some spots on her torso that almost look like measles. She had her measle shot about a week or so ago. Wonder if she could be reacting to it?

Needles to say, I'm tired and want to fall a sleep on someone's glider!

I agree, Dragonfly, I love the older things in a house. Just the smell of a gas heater makes me feel kind of like a kid again.

Well, I better go round up my boy, the sun is going down here. Ya'll have a wonderful evening.


July 23, 2003 - Msg 14830: One thing I love to hear is the creak of a screen door. I don't know many people (matter of fact, I can't think of a single ONE) who still have the old screen doors like in the old days. They have a nice sound...screen doors...a comforting sound. Elinora, will you and Orville Monroe have a screen door on your house like Andy's? I bet you will. I can't wait to see it when it's all finished.

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14831: Emma, Of course we will be at Mayberry Days and the line up of people sounds great, but the line up of friend even better. And to Mr. Schwump, we can't wait to hear what doc says. Lastly, hi Jennie, the porch is great, we just need some peanuts to pass around! The South Carolina Couple.

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14832: Hey to the Porch. I'm in Michigan tonight, nice and cool here. Hot down in Raleigh.

-- Jelsik

Mr. Harry BeckTORis: "It has been a long time, Mr. Fife..."
Tweeky: "What do you know about it?"

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14833: Hooray, my porch is fixed! I haven't been able to get on the porch since sometime yesterday. Actually, I don't think the porch was broken, I think it was my 'puter. Kinda like it was hexed, or something. I could go anywhere on the net except the porch! Finally, in desperation, I shut the whole thing down and started over. Now it works. Wonder what causes that?? Asa, never mind. I guess it's fixed.

Mr. Schwump, we're most anxious to know how things are going with Annabelle and the young'uns, so you be sure to run by the porch and let us know, you hear?

Maudy, we're mighty glad to hear that you and your hubby are back together, and we'll be praying that it works out well. Reconciliation is always best when it can be achieved. Sometimes I guess it just isn't to be, but it's great when it does happen.

Prayers for your poor little back, fun girl, and Dragonfly, I'm so glad you've flown into our midst these days. I love your memories - they sound a lot like mine! By the way, is it hot enough around here for you? I'm in the D/FW area myself, and I declare, I think my sidewalks are going to melt. If you just now saw a summer leaf fall, then you don't have cottonwoods! Unfortunately (according to some), I do have them, and the dratted things are dropping leaves like it was October. Messy things, cottonwoods - but I like them. I love the way the wind sings through their branches, and they're huge and stately and shade my entire house. I could spend thousands to take them down and plant something else, but I won't live long enough to see anything else get that big. Besides, there are about a dozen on the street behind us, so removing mine wouldn't solve the cotton problem. I have five trees. Three make cotton, two don't. They're messy and annoying, but they're here to stay. ;>)

Well, off to the ironing board. Tomorrow is another busy day. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 23, 2003 - Msg 14834: Good evening, porch friends. I'm lucky to get to watch "The Pickle Story" and "Barney and the Choir" tonight on the local CBS station - showing TAGS instead of "Cupid." They are cutting some major scenes to make room for local radio personalities to yuk it up about the show, but it sure beats another reality show.
"Mayberry says thanks and happy motoring!"

July 24, 2003 - Msg 14835: Three cheers for Opie's CBS station. Now if only more would follow in their steps. Could you imagine if TAGS became part of late night TV again? They could do it like when it originally came out. Have different seasons, make us wait for the next season to come out? If I dreamin', don't wake me.

Mr. Schwump

July 24, 2003 - Msg 14836: Mornin' Porch. Emma: Yes, it's me the same Maudy who's been to Mayberry Days for the past 7 years and to Meadowview too. And I'll be there for sure again this year no matter who's there! We go now mainly to reunite with old friends and laugh and share for a few days so it don't really matter who's on the celebrity list anymore. I'm looking forward to it.

Romeena: I understand what you said about sometimes it just isn't meant to be but this separation, no matter how painful, was necessary now that I look back. It took something drastic to break us out of a destructive circle. Neither one of us really wanted it but now I know it had to be done. We both have a different outlook on this marriage and how husbands and wives are supposed to treat each other. It's all coming straight from the Bible and that's designed to produce harmony so I know it's right. For the first time it feels different and I think it's because we're both renewed. I'm looking forward to our future.

I'm leaving for Wisconsin today to watch my son's gokart race this weekend. I've already been out there twice this month (that's a long way from VA!). Better get packin'. Take care everyone!


July 24, 2003 - Msg 14837: Ro, I don't think it was your 'puter. I tried to get on the porch last night and my computer froze up so I shut down and gave up. By the way, thanks for the darling pictures of Sugarplum. I'm going to place the poem on the page as a coloring page for the seniors to color a picture of the Plum but then have a little oval of Sugarplum's real precious self. The picture with the baby is adorable but I think the Plum's face shows up better in the other one. All this talk of Mayberry Days. I sure would like to get there someday, but it probably won't be this year. I'm glad you and your hubby are back together, Maudy. When I was a kid I never dreamed how tough marriage would be, but I'm still survivin'. I hope to have a 50th anniversary someday, Lord willing.
Charlotte Tucker

"Why, machines don't make flowers, Opie, that's mother nature's job."
"Well, they got a machine to help."

I love that ep!