July 28, 2003 - Msg 14933: "Good-night, Opie Taylor" (you snuck in whilst I was postn')

July 28, 2003 - Msg 14934: Boy, I think I'm still *Mavis all this you & me & he & she & us & them & well just ever'body made me go to the mirror & just double check & see if I was still me! LOL Just wanted to say hey to ever'body, haven't had much time lately & wanted ya'll to know I was thinking of you. Ro the Cutlass address is www.geocities.com/porchsters
Nite Porch gotta go to work again tomorrow, dang it!

July 28, 2003 - Msg 14935: Hey Porch!
How is one and all? Fine I hope! I just checked out Opie's site with the pictures of the Mayberry reunion, brought a tear to my eye it did! I can't wait to see the reunion.

Oh, guess what? Who's on first, What's on second, Idunno is on third...I just thought I would throw that in there with all the me-they-me-theys!

I am double dog tired, so I think I best go and hit the hay afore a get too silly! Y'all have a great evening, and I sure hope someone comes up with some vittles tomorrow morning, I am going to be powerful hungry!

Mary Wiggins
You beat everythang, you know that?!

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14936: Oh, HER!! Gotcha. By gawd I think I've got it!


July 29, 2003 - Msg 14937: Of course it's her....who else could it be...Malloy?

-- Jelsik
(Hey to Andelina)

"It pays to be neat..."

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14938: Hey backatcha Jelsik! Good to see you! You planning on going to Mayberry Days this year?

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14939: Hey to Mavis!

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14940: Hey to you Ande! How in the world are ya?? So good to see you back amoungst us! Hey to you too Jelsik good to see you too! If ya'll want yer name added to the Cutlass let me know, I will get right on it, I know there are a few of the oldie porchsters that aren't in there. (I didn't mean nothing by oldie either, I mean from the old porch, that includes me) I just wanted to say hey to ya'll before I went out to watch my nightly hummingbird arguments. They have gotten so used to me sitting there watching them argue over the food I could almost reach out & touch them. One even buzzed my head last night! Guess I wasn't doing enough referee duty to suit him or something. Check back later, might head over to Sarah's for a bit later if ya'll want to come.
Who's Malloy?

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14941: Dang it, you know what they say, the memory goes first! I forgot to make a link for the Cutlass
*Mavis again.
I wish someone would throw a tomato at me, I ain't had my lunch yet!



July 29, 2003 - Msg 14943: HA! TOMATO, TOMATO,TOMATO!

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14944: VICKS, VICKS, VICKS!

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14945: That "A" in toamato is silent. LOL


July 29, 2003 - Msg 14946: Today I was in the small town I grew up in (my parents still live there). I was showing my eight year old son the old Texaco station and telling him about how in "the old days" you didn't have to pump your own gas. A man would pump it for you AND check your oil AND clean your windshield. "Wow", he said, "that sure would be neat". I proceeded to tell him about being able to buy a whole sack full of penny candy for a quarter and how we rode around town on our bikes and never wore shoes. We would lay in the grass and look at the clouds and imagine that they looked like animals and things. I told him we didn't have to come in until the street lights came on. He said, "Wow, they had street lights back then?!". I went on telling him about the way things used to be and he said he wished they were still that way. So do I.

Ya'll have wonderful Summer evening and try to fall asleep in the glider if you can!

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14947: Boo, your day of remembrance sounds great! I remember penny candy too (when it was actually a penny!). We'd buy it from the store at the end of the road near my Pop Pop's house. We didn't have street lights but we'd sure have fun catching lightnin' bugs!

Hope you guys are all having a nice week. Gilly's bday was yesterday and I took him over to Outback for a nice dinner. They didn't pound the steak enough to suit my tastes and they didn't let us watch em either. Mr Darling would have walked right outta there! LOL. We took our chances and stayed though and it was okay. Have a good rest of the week!!


July 29, 2003 - Msg 14948: Oh Idelle, you're a caution! Happy belated birthday to Gilly.
jennie boone
"That Gilly Walker..all he does is speed speed speed."

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14949: It's that time of summer, porch friends. Like Boo I remember penny candy. We'd ride up to the "little store" after scrounging in the sofa and looking up and down the street for pennies & such. We got our candy in a tiny little brown bag. That was the loooooonnnnggggessstt hill I ever rode on. Of course we were barefoot and, back then, the tar would bubble up on the streets. The store parking lot didn't help much. It was strips of used composite shingles. It's an art walking on the outside edges of your feet without hurtin' yourself. Between that and heat stroke and the big trucks spraying DDT it's a wonder we all made it. The snow used to be alot deeper, too. Course, Mama wouldn't let us eat any of the first snow. She said the first one "washed" the fallout from the clouds. I remember back in '63 taking a blanket to school and we'd have "tornado" practice... going into the halls and covering with our blankets. We didn't understand ABM's and maybe I still don't.

Have a lovely evening... Dragonfly

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14950: Evenin' Porch....nice evenin', ain't it?
Andelina, I'd love to go to Md's this year....with my schedule, I never know until the last minute...
I really enjoy all the doin's, and of course seeing all of the people again.
There's more to life than just the materialistic things, you know...I'll bet you thought it was just the materialistic things...

-- Jelsik

"There's love, and friendship..."

July 29, 2003 - Msg 14951: Night Porch!

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14952: Yea, love and friendship. All the reasons I come here to the porch for.


July 30, 2003 - Msg 14953: Me They.. Me They..

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to Possum
Happy Birthday to me!
Party later on the porch-Y'all come! Just wait till I come back from the new Target-ha ha !Sorry to get a little materialistic on ya, Jelsik. This is a RARE thing for me

though!Going on a spending spree today!
Nice lil' story Boo-my childhood (yeah,I can remember back that far!) was like that too.Simple times,huh?
Love and friendship back at ya, Asa! Love to all!
Remember to pop in on the porch later for cake & ice cream.
possum under a rock

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14954: Happy birthday Possum!

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14955: Well happy Birthday to ya possum. How old is ya this year? Hope you have a nice Birthday. I'll get your present a little later.


July 30, 2003 - Msg 14956: HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSSUM!!

Such nice rememberings on the porch the last few days! Reading these posts is a bit like watching a TAGS episode! Kinda clutches ya right here! (holding hand over heart) When I was young, we had the luxury of spending the entire summer at the beach right at the tip of the thumb in Michigan. (Every Michigander will give Michigan locations by pointing to a spot on their hand!) We had several cottages that my folks would rent out, so we would stay there while they ran things. My poor mother, though! She had five children in six years, and she did the lion's share of the work at the cottages. My father would drive down state and keep his "day" job. So my mother would do all the sheets and towels for all the cottages, (and all our laundry, too) using an old ringer washer and lots of clothes lines! When someone ended their vacation she would be over there, cleaning out the cottage, washing floors, sometimes dishes they didn't bother with, and changing all the sheets, etc, just to get the unit ready for the next vacationer! I didn't pay much mind to how hard that poor dear woman was working though. We played in the sand on the beach, swam like fish, and we would turn chocolate brown from all the time in the sun. We got some terrible sun burns up there also! At night, mostly on the weekends, we would have bond fires on the beach, and of course their would be marshmallows brought out! I had one Aunt who liked to wrap potatoes in aluminum foil and put them in the hot embers, after a while, you had a nice, steaming hot baked potato! There usually would be at least one guest who was musical, (none of my family was!) and they would have a guitar, and sing the songs of the day. I particularily remember them singing "Georgie Girl". One summer a beautiful teenage girl was there with her family and I remember that girl had just gotten engaged to be married. She was so excited, showing her ring around to everybody. Well, somehow she lost it in the sand on the beach. Everyone looked and looked and looked, but we never did find it. So, if you ever are on the beach at the tip of the thumb in Michigan...

Such happy memories, thanks for helping to jog them loose!

Have a great day all!

Mary Wiggins

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14957: Does anyone remember cashing in soda pop bottles for nickels or dimes? I still think soda tastes better out of glass bottle. We used to gather up odds and ends and take them to the little store in Napoleon and basically trade them back for candy. Of course we didn't want to break up an 8-pack or 6-pack of bottles.


July 30, 2003 - Msg 14958: Happy Birthday, Possum! Hope you have a wonderful day today. My Birthday is tomorrow and I'll be 41.

Thanks for those wonderful memories of the beach, Mary Wiggins. I loved reading about it. I'll bet we are about the same age because I remember that Georgie Girl song when I was in grade school. I'm not sure if I was ever on "the thumb" but I remember trying to swim in Lake Huron once and almost freezing to death. I couldn't believe it because the water here on the beach is in the 80's in the summer.

Homemaker, I collected and sold alot of pop bottles (or as we say in the South, "Coke bottles"-we call everything Coke..for example we might say, "Hey, ya'll wanna go get a Coke at the Dairy Queen?", even thought we usually drank Dr. Pepper). Selling those bottle was one way of having change for candy.

Dragonfly, I could really relate to that walking on the sides of your feet. I did plenty of that. I wonder why we didn't just put on a pair of shoes?? I also remember stepping on a lighted cigarette with bare feet. That's another thing; it seems like everyone smoked back then. I also remember my dad drinking Falstaff Beer out of bottles that required a bottle opener and sometimes he would give me a sip. Just think, as an adult I never touch the stuff but as a child I was a social drinker. heehee. Do ya'll remember life before pop-tops? You had to carry one of those pointy can opener/bottle opener things with you. I also remember that the first aluminum cans were Coors beer cans (yes, my dad drank alot of beer but he was a "happy drunk", kind of like Otis. Luckily, he gave up drinking years ago and is healthy at 77).

Off to do the laundry but I'm not going to complain after hearing about poor Mary Wiggins' mother having to wash all those sheets and towels with a wringer and hang them on the line. Mercy!

Love to all,

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14959: Happy early birthday to you Boo. Might not get a chance to get on here tomorrow so I better do it now.
I remember collecting them pop bottles homemaker. We had a little country store we would take them to in exchange for candy and more pop. I still remember the old feller who owned the store belly aching when we came in with a load of bottles. "BOTTLES, BOTTLES, BOTTLES, THATS ALL I EVER GET". He was a little Ben Weaver if you ask me.


July 30, 2003 - Msg 14960: Happy B-day Possum and Boo. . .Boo, it looks like we both celebrated the 20th anniversary of out 21st birthday this year. Boy do I know how you feel with young children (since mine are 5 and 6, 13 months apart!)
Did anyone have a "huckster" that came by their house? Kind of like Bert - he drove an old converted schoolbus looking van, and had anything and everything on there. He always had tootsie rolls for us kids! When I was little, we lived on a gravel road. The only traffic was the mailman and the schoolbus, or one of the kindly old neighbors. We knew every car that drove by. Now that same road is paved and lined with seven new houses. Only two of the original three remain and we won't talk about the traffic now - swoosh!
I also remember that during big snows - we took turns plowing each other's driveways and the road with our tractors and front end loaders. Where I live now - if your neighbor pulls you out of the ditch or plows your driveway - you'll be sent a bill from their excavating company.
Oh well. . . .
Everyone have a good day - another evening of life on the Nile. . .it's VBS time!


July 30, 2003 - Msg 14961: Does any one remember the Jewel T man? Came by in a big truck with a bunch of different merchandise and took your order from a catalogue? We had a lady from our church who had a great big station wagon and did about the same thing. Kinda like a Dollar Store on wheels. Happy Birthday to Boo and possum under a rock!
fun girl

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14962: Hey to the Porch, and Happy Birthday to Boo and Posstum.
jb, is Fred getting psyched for football yet?
tell him it could be worse, he could be from Illinois...
oh we play college football here, just not so's you'd notice.

-- Jelsik

"you got your spores on it, they won't go anywhere near it..."

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14963: Wow! This is the birthday month! Happy Birthday to possum and Boo and Gilly and anyone else I may have missed. Hope you had/have good ones!

Boy, do I ever remember cashing in bottles! When I first did it as a kid, they were only a penny each. Then they became two cents, and after I was married and we were so broke (the Air Force didn't pay much), my neighbor and I would push our babies in strollers up and down the alleys of Caruthersville, Missouri, picking up bottles that were by then worth a nickel each. We'd find enough to pay for admission to the local drive-in movie ($1 a carload), a six-pack of Pepsi, a can of tuna and a loaf of bread. By adding rice, we could make enough tuna salad for eight sandwiches. A pile of blankets in the back of the station wagon for the babies, the men in the front and my friend and I in the back seat where we could reach the babies, and off we'd go. We'd usually stay all night, watching goofy movies, and get free coffee and doughnuts at dawn from the concession stand. Talk about a cheap date! We sure had fun, though.

Well, gotta go move a sprinkler. Will that system EVER get installed?? Tune in tomorrow, and maybe we'll know. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14964: Hmmm. I think that should have been "my friend and ME in the back seat." "With" is implied, thus "with my friend and with me, etc." "With my friend and with I" makes no sense. The misuse of me/I is one of the most common grammatical errors, and I'm usually pretty careful, but missed it that time. Sorry! Of course, the original sentence wasn't even properly constructed in the first place, so - oh, who cares! Not me. (teehee)--Romeena

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14965: Hey, kids...
Mama & Papa used to cruise the bar ditches (remember when throwing a Coke bottle over the top of the car was a "talent"?) They'd get enough for the drive-in but not enough for popcorn. Sooo... they'd fry up a batch of okra (healthier, anyway) and have a night out on the litterers. I remember opening beer cans with a "church key" and also the Coors tabs that would cut your feet at the beach. I also remember Coors using "push tabs". I'll likely die from beer. I do love my Foster's "Oil Cans". Matter of fact we have a red merle Australian Shepherd that we named, appropriately enough, "Foster". Romeena, would you PLEASE get those boys to hurry up??? They're worryin' me to death. I know how hot it is here and they're wearin' me (and you) out...

Hugs to y'all.... Dragonfly

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14966: Hey Porch Friends- More strolls down memory lane... aaahh the best kind! It's so nice to come on the porch and see everyone here. Keep the memories coming, they really are sweet. ~New Neighbor

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14967: Happy Birthday Possom (today) and Happy Birthday to Boo (tomorrow)! I hope you both have a grand celebration.Opie

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14968: You're sweet, Dragonfly, but don't worry about me. It's hot, that's for sure, but I'm not out in the heat long enough to be a problem. Just draggin' hoses around every hour or two. As for getting the guys working on it, we're waiting now for the Inspection God to come by and place a green tag on the anti-backflow device that the plumber installed. The landscaper won't move so much as a blade of grass until that green tag is granted. Can't blame him, of course, there are regulations and codes to be followed. He warned me not to call and try to hurry the inspector along. He said if I did, he might just not come until next week, just for spite. I suppose power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. (teehee)

Well, I hear TAGS coming on, so off I go. Sugarplum says hey! -- Romeena

July 30, 2003 - Msg 14969: Ah, the Drive-In, one of my favorite memories. I dearly loved going to the drive-in! I used to be one of those babies, Ro, who sat on blankets in the back. I remember mom giving us our baths and putting on our pj's and we would load up in the back with our pillows and blankets....wonderful. Mom would bring snacks and we would buy those things called Picks that looked like a green coil and you lit it in the car and it killed mosquitos. Remember those?? Wonder what kind of carcinogens were in that smoke we breathed?
The little town I grew up in had only one place of recreation and that was the Drive-In (The Tarpon). They showed two movies which were always dark and out of focus and cars would honk until the man running the projetor (sp?) woke up and got things in focus (well, kind of) and it seemed like no matter where you parked you got a speaker that crackled or didn't work. I remember playing on the swings near the front of that giant screen and the cartoons at intermission. Remember the add for the concession stand that had the hot dog doing tricks and jumping into the giant bun? I continued to go to the drive-in all through my high school years and grew to love Clint Eastwood flicks and scary B class films. The old Drive-inn closed down during my college years and I still miss it. Just the other day my husband and I passed by the "ruins" of the drive-in and I told him that if I ever won the lottery, I would rebuild it. I really would.

Thanks to you all for all the birthday wishes. You are all the cats!


"Well, we lost four girls and a drunk."

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14970: Romeena, I asked you twice now, how was your birthday? It wasn't all that bad I hope. LOL
How was your b day possum? I'm still waiting for cake and ice cream.
Boy Boo, we did all those things going to drive inn movies. I also remember being dressed in pj's and the back loaded with pillows and blankets. Then a big truck always seemed to park in front of us and my dad would get mad and have to find another stall to park in. And like you, I saw many a Clint Eastwood on the big screen. And as a teenage boy will tend to do we snuck in on a few of them racey biker movies of the 70's like easy rider and stuff like that where the girls didn't dress all the way sometimes. (blush)
Oh and Vanishing Point. Anyone ever see that? Still cry when I think of them crashing that purty Dodge Challenger.


July 31, 2003 - Msg 14971: Yep, I remember those biker movies. Remember the Billy Jack movies?? What ever happened to him? He was cool. (Singing) "Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend. Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end...."

I don't remember Vanishing Point but I did see all the Cheech and Chong movies at the Drive-in. Man, I miss those years when everything was so funny whe you were hanging out with your friends. Life is entirely too serious now.


July 31, 2003 - Msg 14972: By the way, Asa, what is your favorite Eastwood movie? I think my favorite is Outlaw Josie Wales. Pale Rider was pretty good but I didn't really like Unforgiven, did you?


July 31, 2003 - Msg 14973: Oh good, more Eastwood fans!:) Boo, The Outlaw Josie Wales is my favorite "real" western. I say real because my other favorite is High Plains Drifter, and that one is kind of surreal. And that eerie music just kind of sets it apart.
There's always so many good quotes coming from Clint Eastwood movies, too! One of my favorites from Josey Wales is when they see Josey(Clint) up on the hill, and that Indian guy who was taken prisoner by the bad guys says, "Get ready, little lady. Hell is coming to breakfast."
Another one is when the guy riding with Josey says something like, "I wish we could bury those guys proper." and Josey replies, "Why? Buzzards have to eat, same as worms!"
On High Plains Drifter, a favorite quote is when this lady says, "You're a man who makes people afraid, and that's a dangerous thing!" To which the stranger(Clint) replies, "It's what people know about themselves, inside, that makes them afraid."
I did like Unforgiven. I thought it was interesting that when the movies starts, he is this ex-gunfighter turned farmer, who can't shoot straight anymore and can hardly even ride a horse without falling off. But then by the end of the movie, he is back to being the feared gunslinger William Munny again. I love the ominous music near the end too! Let's see. ...A favorite quote from Unforgiven would have to be when the kid says(after shooting one of the bad cowboys), "Well, I guess he had it coming!" And William Munny says, "We all have it coming, kid!"
I could go on with the quotes because there are so many good ones in Clint Eastwood movies, but you're all probably sick of it so I won't!
Have a good night everyone!
Oh, and Happy Birthday to all who had them!
-Sterling Holobyte

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14974: Alright Gals, lets talk about our favorite quotes from my favorite movie, Steele Magnolias.

Clarie: "They are family and I do love them, but the whole bunch looks like they have been carved outta cream cheese."

Clarie: "If ya can't say something nice, come sit by me."

Clarie: "The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize."

Weezer: "You are evil, and you must be destroyed!"

Weezer: "I'm religious."
Clarie: "Name one religious thing you have done in your life."
Weezer: "One time in college me and a couple girl friends dressed up like nuns and went bar hoppin."

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14975: OOPS! that was me...
fun girl

bet ya never would have guessed

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14976: "Boy giraffes are selfish"

Mr. Schwump

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14977: Mornin' Y'all! Thanks for all the birthday greetings-I had a very nice day! What? You didn't get any cake and ice cream Asa? I reckon someone ate it all before you could get to the porch. Gluttons,gluttons- ha ha Bye the way,I am 3 years older than Boo!
Happy Birthday Boo! Enjoy your day!
Not gonna quote Clint Eastwood,but I will tell y'all a tidbit about John Wayne.A man that works with me used to run a restaurant in California and he served John Wayne on several occasions.Said he was a real nice guy,but a lousy tipper (never left one!). His father worked on one of John Wayne's houses. Said that he had 4 homes-all exactly the same-same rooms,same furniture,etc. Just thought I'd share that with y'all. I ain't much for Clint Eastwood (the man talks through his teeth,ya know!)Steel Magnolias is a hoot! I like when the little boy slaps Weezer! The whole movie is great!
Well,maybe Boo will have cake & ice cream today Asa-you can have my share. Back to work at the BBQ place for me! Y'all have a great day!
possum under a rock

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14978: I'm shocked and mystified! How could any woman not like Clint Eastwood? Oh well, we all have different tastes in movies and men.

Sterling, I loved those movie qoutes and would like to hear some more of them. I always like the part in Josie Wales when he spit tobacco on the old dogs head.

I never cared for Steel Magnolias, myself (no offense).

Thanks for all the Birthday wishes!


July 31, 2003 - Msg 14979: Sorry, Asa! Didn't mean to not answer your question about my birthday. It was pretty uneventful, and that's okay with me. Birthdays don't warrant much attention at my age, like they do when you're younger. I'll freely admit my age, though - I'm now 64. When you get old, it's best to own up to it. That way, you don't hear anyone speculating, and guessing it several years too high! At least when you admit the true age, you might get lucky and hear some kind soul remark that you don't look that old! (teehee)

The carpet goes into the rent house today, the contractor is replacing the old sliding patio door with a swing patio door - more modern, less dangerous, and easier to replace a small broken pane, rather than a whole door panel. Anyway, when that's finished, it'll be about ready to rent. I plan to go up about $200 over what it was bringing, because it looks like a different house now. Very nice. I'd live in it myself, and that was my standard when deciding what to do with it.

Haven't checked for a green tag on the plumbing thing here at my house yet this morning. I sure do hope it's there, so they can get started on that sprinkler system. It's so dry around here the trees are whistling for the dogs. (heehee - thank you, Bob Hope.)

My drive-in movie memories run less to Clint Eastwood and more to Annette Funicello and her crowd, because I was 15-20 years ahead of the rest of you at the drive-ins. At least ten years, anyway. Late 50's and through the 60's. Good years. Things didn't change much, though. Still had broken speakers, big high-tailed trucks, noisy people and dirty restrooms. Our favorite drive-in had an area right down front where you could take lawn chairs and sit outside, and there were swings and slides for the kids. We never sat there, but a lot of people did. I wouldn't allow our kids on the play stuff, I could just imagine how filthy it must have been! We kept them at the car with us, but sometimes we put the blankets on the roof of our Ford wagon, and let them lie up there. We had a luggage rack, so they weren't in too much danger of sliding off. They had to be quiet, though, or their dad would make them get back in the car. Ah, memories! Such fun we had, on so little money. To go to a movie now, you'd better figure on about $12 a person, as a bare minimum. And can you believe they try to keep you from taking your own snacks in? Ha! I'm sneaky enough to get away with it, and when you're taking three little boys with you, you'd better be packing snacks, not buying them, unless you're Mrs. Bill Gates. Humph! So there!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14980: Hey to you Mr. Schwump
"runnin' around lookin' out for number one..gettin' struck by lighning.."
ps I'm going to the drive-in theater tonight with my grandgirls! I remember seeing "Who's Minding the Mint?" there when I was a kid. Can anyone tell me the TAGS ties to that movie?

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14981: The "Gold Truck" episode?? --Romeena

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14982: Howard Morris (whom I have met I might add) directed it!


July 31, 2003 - Msg 14983: You've met old Ernest T.? How exciting! --Romeena

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14984: Yeah, I wish I could meet Earnest T.! He's my favorite Mayberry villain(?).
I used to like to go to the drive-in, Romeena, except we'd always get eaten by the mosquitos. Somehow they'd always find their way in through that little crack in the windshield where the speaker went. It was fun though.

Here's a quote for you Boo!
Josey Wales: "Are you a bounty hunter?"
Bounty Hunter: "Well, a man's got to do something to earn a living these days!"
Josey Wales: "Dying ain't much of a living."

Man, I love Clint Eastwood westerns!:)
-Sterling Holobyte

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14985: Well, here is one of my favorite quotes from the movies, and because of my macabre sense of humor, I would like it on my gravestone..."She's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead!"
Now, who knows what movie that is from? I bet you all do!

Mary Wiggins

And Happy birthday to all that are celebrating them!
(Romeena, you are the same age as me, only backwards!;)

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14986: Andelina, you got that right! You gotta tell these nice folks how it came about that you meet Howard Morris. I think MPO said it best, however, (correct me if I'm wrong) Howard does not know how lucky he was to meet YOU!
But there's still yet another tie to TAGS too.

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14987: Thanks for the qoute, Sterling.

I don't kow what "She's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead." comes from. I'm going to guess that its from Young Frankenstien (or is it Fronk-in-steen?). Ask Igor (or is it Eye-gore?). Some of you must think I am crazy but you Young Frankenstien fans will know what I'm talking about. "Ovaltine?".

I guess my favorite funny movie quote would have to be from Moonstruck, when Olympia Dukakis says to the old guy with all the dogs, "Give one more peice of my food to those dogs, Old Man, and I'll kick ya till you're dead.".

Gotta run.....

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14988: Nope, that's not the movie, it is MUCH more famous than that!I would have to guess that EVERYONE has seen this movie, and most likely multiple times. That's all the clues for now...


July 31, 2003 - Msg 14989: here's a hint: It is best sang after inhaling a little helium from a balloon...

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14990: And your little dog, too! ...Dragonfly

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14991: I like Sean Connery's "death" statement from The Untouchables, "Yeah, he's dead as Julius Caesar..." 'Course it helps to have that deep Scots burr when you say it... Dragonfly

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14992: Somebody's on to me!


July 31, 2003 - Msg 14993: MW, the reason I knew the movie was because I study the Cowardly Lion, on account of I take off on him...

-- Jelsik T. Bulkhead

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14994: I got it! A house doesn't have to fall on me! heehee

Here's another great Eastwood line: "You have to ask yourself, 'Do I feel lucky?'".


July 31, 2003 - Msg 14995: Jelsik, I take off on the Cowardly Lion too. That's one of my favorite movies. And I got something in common with Dragonfly, too: I like to drink beer too... (just on special occasions.)
- Hazel

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14996: Lions and Tigers and Possums - Oh my!

*****I Love The W of Oz*****
possum under a rock

July 31, 2003 - Msg 14997: What makes the muskrat guard it's musk?


July 31, 2003 - Msg 14998: LOL


July 31, 2003 - Msg 15000: and Toto, too!

July 31, 2003 - Msg 15001: Evening porchsters! I haven't had time to sit a spell for about two weeks now and I'm terribly behind on the archives. Sorry about the birthdays I missed, I believe it was Boo and Possum and Romeena. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAYS to you all and anyone else I may have missed. My garden is in full swing, I'm trying to get ready for my dad to come visit and then next Thurs we're off for Florida. Maybe I'll try to pull up a chair and snap some beans sometime. On the subject of Clint Eastwood--did anyone mention Two Mules for Sister Sarah? That's my favorite. I watch it often. Well, I'm exhausted and need sleep.
Charlotte Tucker

Andy Trivia: Who was Clark Cooper? First one to answer correctly gets one of Aunt Bee's pickles!

July 31, 2003 - Msg 15002: PS Sorry, Sterling, but I hate Unforgiven. I like chitchat, but I hate Unforgiven.
Charlotte Tucker

July 31, 2003 - Msg 15003: Clark Cooper was Miss. Edwards boyfriend. The one who slit his shoes. LOL


August 01, 2003 - Msg 15004: That's ok, Charlotte! It seems not too many people here do, except me.

Here's another one...
Josey Wales: "When I get to likin' someone, they ain't around long."
Lone Watie(The "Indian guy" I mentioned in another post:)): "I notice that when you get to DISlikin' someone they ain't around too long neither!"
-Sterling Holobyte

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15005: "Ladies bathed in the morning and after their naps, and by evening were like tea cakes with frosting of sweat and sweet talcum."

Anyone want to give a guess as to the source of this quote? I would sign my name, but I think it might give away the answer if I did.

just sign me....sneaky

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15006: Sounds like something from " Designing Women",sneaky.I used to love that show!

Speaking of women: " Ding dong the witch is dead.. which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding dong the wicked witch is dead.." Sorry,couldn't help myself! Call it a Wizard of Oz compelsion!
Y'all have a great day!
possum under a rock

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15007: Hey to the porch! I've been gone for a few days and it sure feels good to be back home again. Good to see everybody on here. I haven't been able to watch a good Andy episode in a week! Speaking of penny candy and such, does anybody remember the speckled balls that used to be in bubblegum machines? It was like a prize gumball. If you got one of those, you'd either get a nickel or a nickel's worth of candy. What a thrill that was.

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15008: give it a rest

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15009: give it a rest

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15010: I like Clint Eastwood but I really, really like John Wayne (bad tipper or not!). I really like the movies he made with Maureen O'Hara (correct me if I am wrong). Big Jake is pretty good! and I liked his Rooster Cogburn movie with Katherine Hepburn.
I do not care for The Wizard of Oz - never, never, never do I wish to see it again.
Well tonite is the final nite of VBS. . .we successfully floated the Nile with Niles the crocodile and Humphrey the Camel. The children will get to see two adults mummified and have whip cream pie in their faces because they met the goal of raising $500 for our missionary. We average around 50-60 kids an evening. Just a small country church. Our mission this year was an orphanage in Zimbabwe. We also make Christmas care packages for the children (similar to Samaritans Purse). Most of the children there are orphaned due to parents having AIDS. So tonite is the closing program complete with a weiner roast for all those attending. We will roast the marshmallows over the fire on PITCHFORKS - clean ones until the marshmallow goo is all over them! A trick we learned from an FFA cookout!
By the way - for those longing for a drive in movie - we have two in this area and the run all new releases.
Enough chatter from this end of the porch. . .


August 01, 2003 - Msg 15011: Hey to the porch - Well *I* like the Wizard of Oz. Of course, sometimes I like to see a bat, too.
Welcome home, EMMA! And jennie, you are sooooo right. I did say Howard Morris was the lucky one when he and Andelina met.

Milton P. Oliver
I said it and I ain't taking it back either!

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15012: Careful with them bats M.P.O. Them bat eggs will make you go crazy.


August 01, 2003 - Msg 15013: Sneaky, if memory serves, this quote is from a book supposedly written by Suzanne Sugarbaker's ex-husband, who was played by Delta Burke's real-life husband, Gerald McRaney. He had come to visit, and was reading this excerpt from a newly-written book. Now, this may be from a real book, and I may be missing the point entirely, but I seem to remember that line from that scene in Designing Women.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15014: Sneaky, I suspect that quote is from an old novel, I am sure I have read it before, but I can't quite put my finger on it!

My daughter was reading The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and she was up half the night finishing it! I think she said she read about 300 pages in the last few days. Boy do I remember getting towards the end of a book like that, when you just can't put it down, and can't seem to get anything else done until you finish it! I think summer days were made for such pursuits!

Hey to M.P.O.,Homemaker, Emma, Jennie, Possum, Asa, Boo, Romeena and Plum, Sterling (I haven't seen Unforgiven, but I like Clint Eastwood alright!), Charlotte Tucker, Hazel, Jelsik, and everyone else visiting the porch! Y'all have a great Mayberry Weekend!

Mary Wiggins

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15015: homemaker, I find your aversion to TWOO interesting. You're not alone, you know. I know two or three other people who say the movie "creeps them out", or some other expression of dislike. Personally, I find it delightful, but then I also enjoyed "Willow" very much, and a lot of people didn't like it either. For some, I think the presence of the dwarf actors makes them uncomfortable. It's fortunate for me that I don't have that problem, because my last-born little grandson would have been a dwarf if he had lived. Pardon me, make that "little person", the more accepted term for dwarves today, thanks to the big little man, Billy Barty. All of this may have nothing whatsoever to do with your dislike of the film. It may be something else entirely, and it may be that you just plain don't like the movie, and that's okay, too. :-) What a dull world it would be if we all liked or disliked the same things all the time. There would never be anything new or different, just the same old stuff. It's rather like a marriage. My father used to say, in defense of the "discussions" he and my mother would have from time to time, that if two people agreed on everything all the time, then one of them was unnecessary! That'll make ya thank!

Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15016: Sneaky, is that quote from To Kill a Mockingbird?
- Hazel

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15017: Jennie and MPO you are TOOOO sweet. You're makin' me cry.

The story of how I met Howard Morris:

I stopped at a gas station in Sherman Oaks (about 5-10 minutes from Myers Lake) and was waiting for the restroom to be vacated and as I stood there this man walked in to pay for his gas. I thought...hmmm, he looks like Howard Morris. I sneaked over to the door so I could peek at him again and it sure looked like him. I had heard he could be odd, so I wasn't sure whether I wanted to talk to him or not, but finally just asked him if he was Howard Morris. He said "Yes I am." I said "May I shake your hand?" and he said "Sure, let me throw my gum wrapper away first." So I shook his hand, told him I was a fan of the show and talked for just a minute. I think I was tongue tied to a degree cuz I ran out of things to say. He was driving a red convertible VW Cabrio with the license plate "HAHAH". He told Opie last year that he totalled that car since then, I think.


Anyway, that's my tale of meeting Ernest T.

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15018: What a great story Andelina. Gosh, I have gassed it up many a time in Sherman Oaks while going up to Ventura to visit kin but I ain't ever had that kind of luck. What a neat thing.
Closest I have gotten to a TAGS star is a sub-contractor that I am currently using did some work on Andy's house back in Carolina (can't remember if it was north or south) several years ago. He said that Andy was still making his Matlock shows so he didn't see much of him but the few times he did meet him he was as nice as can be, which by the way dispells the notion that Andy ain't all that personable. I didn't believe it then and I don't believe it now.

"He's Roby Millers son! Andy, I know the family!"

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15019: Well, Asa, it was right at that Mobil station on the corner of Coldwater Canyon and Ventura. Keep your eyes open, you never can tell!


August 01, 2003 - Msg 15020: That's nothin', my sister-in-law is married to Goober (well, her husband looks like Goober, anyway).

Well, Sneaky, I know I have heard or read that quote fairly recently but I can't remember where. I am thinking To Kill a Mockingbird, too, or perhaps Gone With The Wind because I saw that recently.

Well, the Wizard Of Oz creeps me out but I know why. A couple of years ago the local newspaper here wrote a story about it and said that during filming someone hung themselves and you can see a man hanging himself in the background of one of the scenes. I didn't believe it so I rented the movie and checked it out for myself. Well, sure enough it's there. I couldn't find it until my niece came over and showed me. I can't remember which scene it was in but I know Dorothy and her friends were walking on the yellow brick road and I think they were about to see the Wizard. The hanging man can be seen way in the background. I will try to find out exactly where if any of you macabre people want to know. Have any of you seen it before?

Gotta go. Hubbie is taking me out for a late birthday dinner. He brought me roses and a nice book yesterday. Ya'll have a great summer evening.


August 01, 2003 - Msg 15021: Hey Mavis - bought the secret Salsa stuff at Wally World today and thought of you! I've got tomato juice in the pressure cooker right now. Wanted to get as much done before school started.


August 01, 2003 - Msg 15022: Also thinking about making apple butter too for Christmas presents as well.


August 01, 2003 - Msg 15023: Gosh, Boo. I've never thought of myself as macabre before, but I do find myself wanting to see that scene. Maybe I'm just curious? Sounds better than macabre, anyway. When you figure out which scene it is, I'd like to know. I've got a copy of TWOO, grandkids watch it all the time. The nine year old grandson takes off on the lion very well, with much sobbing and tail-wringing.

Would you believe - still no green tag on that anti-backflow valve box? The landscaper is scheduled to begin work on Monday morning, and we still have no green tag. I'll bet if that inspector was in the hospital, waiting for his pain pills, he wouldn't appreciate it if it took me three days to get them to him.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15024: That's such a great story Andelina. Ole' E.T. Bass can be a sweeet fella when we has a notion to be, can't he?
Hey to you MPO, you been working overtime at the peppermill?
Good to have you back Emma. I love that about the speckled gum in the gumball machine. I should see if I can get some to put in ours at the store, and do that for the kids. I bet they'd love that.

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15025: Boo, that just creeps me out!!..is that really true? the monkeys are bad enough, but a hanging man now too??!

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15026: What a world... what a world..

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15027: Nope,it ain't true. One of those urban legends. I watched a documentary on Wizard of Oz and they brought this up. Seems it was a large exotic bird-not a hanging man. Now, Auntie Em actually committed suicide. She came home from church and put a bag over her head and took her life. Now THAT'S creepy!
Have we started a big moulage here or what? LOL this is almost like our To Kill a Mockingbird moulage!
ha ha Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15028: I'd heard about that myth too. And I have seen the scene with the exotic bird. I think it's right around the time they find the lion.
- Hazel

Aunt Bee: For Heavens sake, how did such a story get started?
(From Those Gossipin' Men)

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15029: Hello Porch,
Well, we think we've got two names for the girls: Sarai Nicole & Allison Renee. We're pretty sure on Sarai, just not 100% on Allison.

I just hope Sarai don't dip snuff.

Mr. Schwump

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15030: Porchsters! I can't believe all this posting just since last night! Am I the only one who is busy up to my gills?? Sterling, please don't take offense at my Unforgiven comment. I just had to throw in a Lydia quote. Homemaker, I'm with you! We love John Wayne movies at this house. We have Rio Bravo, Rio Lobo, Big Jake, McClintock, Sons of Katie Elder all on tape and watch them frequently. We also have Hatari. Ever see that one? My son loves it. It's when John Wayne and Red Buttons caught big game in Africa from a jeep! Great movie! Oh Asa, I knew you'd be the one who answered my Clark Cooper question! You're a bird! She was talkin' about him last night in the butter and egg man ep. Did she ever mention him any other time?
Charlotte Tucker

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15031: Back at ya, Mary Wiggins!
Charlotte Tucker

August 01, 2003 - Msg 15032: No, it's not an urban legend. I did see it with my own eyes and it was clearly a man getting on a stool and jumping off. Believe me, it is no bird and it is in a scene near the end of the movie. I'll have to find out just where so you can all see it for yourself. I'm telling you it is for real because I saw it. The article that came out here in the paper researched it and found it to be true, too. So.......don't ya'll want to see for yourself? heehee


August 01, 2003 - Msg 15033: "Whooooo took the golden arm...."


August 01, 2003 - Msg 15034: One Clint Eastwood movie I DID NOT like was Play Misty For Me. Do ya'll remember that one? Yuck!


August 02, 2003 - Msg 15035: Yes, Boo, I remember that one all too well. Would you believe this? When my youngest daughter was a high school sophomore, she had a very large slumber party here - we had over 60 girls! It was a group from a club at school. I had laid down very strict rules - no boys, no tobacco, certainly no alcohol, good behavior expected, etc. One girl had brought a movie tape from home, supposedly selected by her father. Guess what it was?? Yep, you guessed it. I was standing in the living room when that very early nude scene came on, and nearly fell over. Naturally, I stopped the tape, removed it, gave it to the girl who had brought it, and told her to tell her father thanks, but no thanks. Much moaning from some of the kids, to which I replied that I'd be happy to call their parents and see who would like to host part of the party, and they could go to their home and watch that movie. Of course, there were no volunteers. I'm sure I was crowned Prude of the Month, but I didn't care.
My daughter was very embarrassed, not because of my reaction, but that one of her friends had been stupid enough to bring that tape. It definitely was not a movie appropriate for young teenage girls, and certainly not in my home. Parenting gets tough sometimes.

Have a great evening. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

August 02, 2003 - Msg 15036: For all of you who identified my quote as from To Kill A Mockingbird....YOU ARE WINNERS!! And as for who asked the question.
Let me identify "sneaky" for you.
I am the one and only
fun girl

August 02, 2003 - Msg 15037: Just wher you folk from anyhow, i jus com here by accseadent. Thought I'd have me a looksee, you never know whats ahind the tree ifin you don't look!

Everbody on the truck!!

August 02, 2003 - Msg 15038: Remembering.....waking to the smell of smoke from the fireplace as the smoldering ashes over took the logs of oak set the night before. Hurrying to get out to the wood bile and rekindle the fire before daddy woke up,still the middle of summer, but without a fire there was no breakfast. worst there was no coffee, a presious thing then, for daddy.Drawing water to set in the kithen and on the back porch for cooking and for bathen'. Going out to feed the stock and gather eggs, all by candle light. We had lamps, but the lamp oil was used at night for sittin round the radio listenin to what ever we could pick up, and only then if you remembered to set the batteries next to the fire the night before to charge them up. If you forgot, it would be another night of hearing momma reading from the family Bible.
After breakfast,mostly eggs and bisciuts and sometimes gravy, wrapping up a couple left over whole-cakes of bread in a damped kithen cloth for lunch, it was off to the fields to tote bales of hay to the wagon. Cleaning out the barn loft to make room for the new. Of course you stuck a piece of home-made soap in you overalls pocket to take to the creek your your bath at the end of the day. As the day wore on the lye in the soap mixed with the sweat of the day would remind you to put your soap in your lunch bucket, you didn't dare to lose it.....

August 02, 2003 - Msg 15039: Corn harvest and tobbacco was the best of all. That meant going to the gin after sellin off what you could at the best price and hopin that there was enough left for a rc and a moon-pie, sometimes just a few sticks of cane-mill candy.
Night time would find us out on the porch, chasing lighting bugs, throwing rocks at whatever happen to move in the dark. Getting to strike a stove match to light daddys pipe and the smell of the ground rinds of orange or lemon he'd mixed in his tobbacco. Hearing the screech of the back door screen as granma came out with the ice tea, listenin to grown-up talk as the rockers creaked back and forth. Watching the moon rise high enough to know that call of bedtime was near. Being the first to go to bed,and the last one to go to sleep. The last sounds heard was of daddy stokin the fire, the crickets saying their goodnights, and the bull frogs lull as thoughts of the day and night faded and gave way to dreams of far off places seen on the sides of drummers trucks that lost their way ,passing by our place looking for the main road, that in itself was a dream all it's own............

August 02, 2003 - Msg 15040: Mornin' to the porch! Andelina, I love your story about meeting Howard Morris. (I agree with MPO, too..he sure was lucky to get to meet you) I was speechless when I got to see Don Knotts in person. I felt like a real ninny..but I was so awestruck I couldn't do a thing about it. Mr. Schwump, I like the girl names you've chosen. They're real pretty name. Someday I'll call your house and say "Hey Sarai, guess what!" or "Sarai, get me the courthouse"..or "Hey Sarai, get me Juanita down at the diner." I hope everybody's having a nice weekend. Remember to slow down - take your time - what's your hurry? Cause life's too short, that's why. By the way, we need to put out an APB on Emmett and Martha. They haven't been here in way too long a time.

August 02, 2003 - Msg 15041: Go to Google,type in Wizard of Oz hanging man and see what you find.

August 02, 2003 - Msg 15042: Mornin' everyone. Good to see you back home safe, Emma. I got to see the gas station where Ande met Howard Morris when we filled up the gas tank across the street. It is just down the hill from Franklin Canyon Reservoir (aka Meyer's Lake). MPO, do you like the Tin Man?

Opie"The line stretched all the way to Terra Haute."

August 02, 2003 - Msg 15043: Hey to the porch - Great names you got there, Schwumpster!
Good weekend to EVER'body. jennieboone, this is my weekend 'off' and I'm going in to work evening (nice even-ning ain't it?) shift today. So much glue to dip, so little time.
HAHAHA, yeah Opie I *do* like the Tin Man.

MPO "Not a FING-AH!"