August 29, 2003 - Msg 15438: Now MPO, I sure hope you don't get no skin condition, going to the top so fast as you are. Poor Leanord Blush really struggled with that. I still think some of that insectiside from the convention got on him though.


August 29, 2003 - Msg 15439: Hey, I don't mind sweeping up around here but I could use some help. Who wants to hold the dustpan?


August 29, 2003 - Msg 15440: I would Asa...but that dust is bad for my layrnix...and I'm gonna sing some Ferlin Husky tunes at Karoke tonight, I sure hope it's not over their heads...

-- Jelsik

(let's hear it for MPO): "What's the matter with Milton, He's alright!"

August 29, 2003 - Msg 15441: Whooooeeee! I just got Sterling's email with some pictures of his rock paintings! They are great! Cutest things you ever did see. I've got to have one - or two, or three, or.....well, who knows? Sterling, do you suppose there's such a thing as fake rocks, that would be lightweight and make the shipping easier and cheaper? I think there would be a problem, though. Like I said in my email, I have the impression that the shape of the rock suggests to you what you want to turn it into, and fake rocks wouldn't have the magic of individual form that real rocks have. Oh well, just a thought.

Will probably be on the porch a few times over the weekend, but just in case - everyone have a wonderful Labor Day. Is there going to be a band concert? The Plum and I will help with the refreshments, if there is. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

August 29, 2003 - Msg 15442: Asa, you are a-cute, that's for sure! What would the porch be without you?


August 29, 2003 - Msg 15443: Congrats to MPO! I sure wish we had a Mayberry quiz around here on one of our radio stations. Asa, I can't hold the dustbin for you. I would sure like to, but I've got a fracture of the Petula Abundalla.
- Hazel

"Leonard Blush's rise to stardom was very meteoric."

August 29, 2003 - Msg 15444: Hodie says "Hey" again! Hope all are doing well.

Hodie Snitch

August 29, 2003 - Msg 15445: I reckon I can hold the dust pan for ya Asa, as long as someone will be there to help me get back up from the floor. I ain't got no fracture of the Petula Abundalla and I ain't gonna go over to the sangin tryouts. Rafe done got that contest all sewed up. And speaking of sewed up, Goober said he can't help you with the dust pan, cause he sewed his fingers together last night and can't get them apart. LOL

fun girl

August 29, 2003 - Msg 15446: Oh Fun Girl, I'm glad you still got your humour about you dear. You just take it easy. Jelsik can help. He's got pulenty of that bug spray if he needs it. That goes for you to Hazel.
Thanks for those kind words Boo. You made my day.
Hey to you Hodie. The fish biting?


August 30, 2003 - Msg 15447: Asa, if I didn't have my humor, would I truly be FUN girl anymore? That is one of my more endearing traits, don't ya think? That and my modesty. LOL

HEY CHARLOTTE- Wasn't it you who had got a Miss Julia book? Have ya done any reading on it yet? What do ya think?

homemaker, you and your boy are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how frustrating it can be and you want to help but there is only so much you can do. Well, you can probably do more than me as you are educated and all that. I have a friend who works for the dyslexic insti-tute in Indpls. She said that if we get Kyle tested she could probably put something together for us to work on to help him out. She evaluates testing and then works with the school districts to get these kids help. I don't know that he has dyslexia per say, but definately APD. We have been friends since 6th grade and she used to just run the summer camp for the dyslexic kids, now she is getting into the school aspect. I am thrilled.

Take care friends.
fun girl

August 30, 2003 - Msg 15448: Hey porchsters! Had planned on using this three-day weekend to take down my bean poles and tear up what's left of one of my gardens, but it's foggy and wet here so don't think I'll be doin' that. Congrats to Milton. Wish I could've heard that. What were the questions? fun girl, I'm the one who asked about the book, but haven't had time to get it and read it yet. I will. I still have the note here by my 'puter. Sterling, how are rock sales goin'? Hope you have a good weekend. We've done those craft show deals with our outdoor furniture. Can be long, long days.
Charlotte Tucker

August 30, 2003 - Msg 15449: Haven't heard from possum in a little bit. Reckon Sterling has her caged and is using her for a new painting, "Possum Under A Rock"? Sterling, turn her loose, she's got to go and make us some yummy barbecue for our Labor Day Picnic. And I am hoping that BDJ will be toting some of his wonderful Mulberry Morning Dew. LOL

fun girl

August 30, 2003 - Msg 15450: Barney to Andy: "It's not a whim is you put on clean underwear!".
Does anyone remember which episode that was from?


August 30, 2003 - Msg 15451: Yes Boo. It was from the episode where Barney thinks Andy and Helen are getting married. They have redone Andy's bedroom as a wedding gift and Barney has to keep Andy away from the house for a while.


August 30, 2003 - Msg 15452: Want me to do my hoot owl?
- Hazel

August 30, 2003 - Msg 15453: Evening Y'all! I'm right here,fun girl! Hey,that's an idea,having Sterling create a portrait of me & my rock! Don't worry,I've only been caged up over at the BBQ place! Labor Day picnic,huh? Ok,I'll bring a rack of ribs,cole slaw,and BBQ.On second thought,better bring two racks(forgot about Asa!) to make sure there's enough for everybody.
Thanks to some very special ladies who have me feeling much better about my daughter's condition.She seems to be doing better,her swelling has gone down a lot and I've passed on all of your advice.Y'all are wonderful! (((((BOO))))) and (((((ROMEENA))))) Y'all just got hugged by a possum,you know! Ha Ha
Have a great evening-love to all!
possum under a rock
P.S. Hoot away,Hazel! LOL

August 30, 2003 - Msg 15454: Just went goating today - average price per goat was around $1000. Yeah pocket change for Asa but just a little out of my ballpark so alas, we came home with no new goats. But there is another auction right around the corner. . .


August 31, 2003 - Msg 15455: hey folks. went to my moms tonight as all the neices and nephews were there. on the way in i tripped on a concrete block and busted my mouth good. knocked my top teeth backward and they went into my bottom lip and out the other side. i look a fright. i am typing one handed as the other hand is holding an ice pack on my face. luckily the doctor had just given me a new vicodin script so i have something for pain.

in TKAM scout punches her cousin and her uncle the doctor tells her she will have a very unlady-like scar on her ring finger. i am sure i too will have a lovely reminder of this night. right on my bottom lip. guess i can go out and buy some nice lip sticks and cover it up.

hey asa, i know that loose lips sink ships, but do you reckon fat lips do the same? LOL if so, then i dont reckon i will do rowing with anybody at the picnic....could be disasterous. see, even when in extreme pain my golden sense of humor shines through, LOL possum i think i will have to pass on the BBQ at the picnic, but BDJ, if you happen to have a jug of squeezins on hand, i will bring me a straw and that might not hurt too bad.

well, i'm headed for bed. nite all.

wonder if vicks might heal this up, you reckon? LOL
fun girl

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15456: $1000??!? For a goat?? I think I'm in the wrong business. Why, we didn't pay that much for the Plum, and she's a member of the family. These must be some very fancy goats. Reckon they're any kin to Jimmie? My daughter and her former husband raised a few goats for a while, and they ran around $100 each. Cute as could be, but they didn't bring any $1000. I'd really like to see a $1000 goat. Must have gold-plated hooves and horns. (teehee)

I can't get an answer from Sterling, guess he's away from his 'puter on the craft show circuit. Does anyone remember where he's from? He said once, but I forgot. I want some of those rocks, just wondering if he's in driving distance from me. I think I could make a day trip and pick them up cheaper than I could have them shipped.

Just got home from my son's house - went out there and cooked pork chops and gravy for him and his sweet wife, and her parents and another couple. Just happened to get to nuzzle around on that sweet little new baby, too. He's so precious. Big brother seems to be accepting the baby very well, constantly giving him little kisses. So sweet.

We got a frog-strangling rain here early this afternoon. Got some significant standing water, but the landscaper can't fix what he hasn't seen, so I took pictures. I love my digital camera. Now he can see where the drainage needs attention. It's nothing that can't be corrected.

Well, I'm tired, the Plum is ready for a cuddle, and I think I'll turn in. Everyone have a lovely Mayberry Sabbath. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15457: Mercy, fun girl! Child, I do believe there's a little black rain cloud that just follows you around, dripping bad luck on you. That fall was just about all you needed, you poor little thing. I'm so sorry. The ice pack is the best thing to do, and time will heal. Actually, mouth injuries tend to heal very quickly, if that's any consolation. You take care of yourself now. If you don't smile a lot for a while, we'll understand. Your good sense of humor seems intact, so we'll forgive you for not smiling. It's bound to hurt, for pity's sake! Sugarplum says to tell you to run some carrots through the blender and make a carrot poultice. She seems to think it would help, though I suspect she might just want to clean up the leftovers. --Romeena

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15458: Hmmmm. I think Sterling is from Wisconsin. I'm sure he'll correct me if I'm wrong.
- Hazel

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15459: Thanks for the hug, Possum. I like possum hugs.

fun girl, I am so sorry about your painful accident! Prayers for a quick recovery, Dear.

I'm with Ro. Those must be some goats! They are the great big ones, right? I forgot what the breed is called.

Glad you got some more "neck sugar" tonight, Ro. Sure was nice of you to make pork chops for the relatives. Oh, and I hope some of that frog strangling rain makes it down this far South. It has been unbearably hot for the past week.

Ya'll have a peaceful night.


August 31, 2003 - Msg 15460: Be sure you don't lick the point - it's an indelible pencil. If you lick an indelible, you'll die in a minute and a half

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15461: Hey to the porch! It's just a few short weeks till Mayberry Days now. I'm starting to get real keyed up. I wish all our porch friends could be there together. Wouldn't that be fun?
"Of course I'm wearin' my uniform. I'm a policeman. What SHOULD I wear? A milk man suit?" (One of my favorite Barney lines)

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15462: "Don't you go confiscatin' on my rocks!"

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15463: Ernest T. Bass, if you've got a few choice rocks, why don't you toss them gently toward Sterling Holobyte. You just wouldn't believe what wonders he works with those rocks! Gonna get me some of them, count on it! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15464: Hey Everybody! Hope everyone is having a fine Labor Day weekend. I'm still waiting on the rain.

Do any of you know anything about a controvery surrounding Madonna kissing Brittany Spears or something? I heard there was something about it on the news and was curious (some role models for young girls, right?).

It's still hotter than blue blazes here but it can't last forever.

Here is a TAGS trivia question for you pros: Does anyone know why there was only one Christmas episode made?? Just curious.

Have a nice, porch-sittin', jaw kissin' sort of evening.


August 31, 2003 - Msg 15465: Yeah,Madonna was on the MTV awards along with Britney and Christina Aqulera.In the middle of the song they were doing,Madonna kissed Britney,then turned and kissed Christina.I didn't watch the show,cuz it ain't music in my humble opinion,just trash.I happened to see it on the morning news the next day.Just another of her antics.Yeah,wonderful role models,huh? Sickening is more like it.I don't even want to sign my name here because it would seem like I care or something! Puh-leez! I just wanted to answer Boo's question.I wish I could have answered the one concerning TAGS Christmas episodes,but unfortunately I only had the trash answer this time!
Goodnight Porch people! You have a good evening too,Boo!

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15466: Hi All this had ben a hot summer and no raine? boy can we used some.
No I have not may it to W VA to live, thing here are not just right andthe one who was going to take card of the houes had not come up what the money he was going to help pay the tax what , so it will be sometime befor I go.
Me stempdad is there and I am here but no one want me to stay by mesalf, but I like it that way.
So my niece and hum is staying but I m gitting mad becaues he will not go looking for a job.
(you light my way)
You light my way, Lord,
as I journey down life's road.
you lead the way dear Father,
and lift my heavyy load.
your love carries me
on the path that leads to you.
my journey seems to shorten
and life is fresh and new.
thank you, heavenly father,
for all the love you've shown
and guiding ever guiding, me
gently to your home.

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15467: sorry for that is my at msg15466 TOM

August 31, 2003 - Msg 15468: Hello porch, It seems things have settled down,in two and a half weeks there was 3 funerals 2 bitrhs and 6 birthdays, I have'nt had a chance to catch up on the post here, when I go back to work tomorrow I'll work 8 or 9 days before I have another day off, pray for me for I need all the prayers I can get, it's been awhile since I've worked that many days stright. LOL. Hope everyone is having a plesent 3 or 4 days off, I just get Sat & Sun. It rained here again, it has been awful hot maybe it will cool down, guess I'll go back to the TV, Mystorey Woman is on. Later


September 01, 2003 - Msg 15469: Hello Porch, hope you all have a nice and safe Labor Day! FRANKIE FLINT

September 01, 2003 - Msg 15470: Happy Labor Day to the Porch! ~ Mrs. Wiley


September 01, 2003 - Msg 15471: Happy Labor day to you to Mrs Wiley and everyone else.
I have my deck anchored down well this weekend. It ain't going nowhere! LOL
Hope you are all well and having a great weekend.
I got up early and watched the sun come up over the mountains here mixed in with some clouds coming in from down south. All I can say is God is some kind of artist. Unreal beauty.
Hope your feeling better Fun Girl. Man, you have been having some kind of bad luck here lately.
Good to see you Tom. Hope things work out for you.


"If honesty is such a great policy, how come I'm out a cap pistol?"

September 01, 2003 - Msg 15472: I knew it was you before you even posted, Tom. Good to hear from you. Thanks for your lovely poem. Fun girl, What are we going to do with you?? Have you had a visit from Count Von Vlecky (Or whatever that name was!)? Yes, Boo, I also, unfortunately got to see the disgusting Madonna kiss. I have a news page as my home page and every time I opened Internet Explorer that day the disgusting thing came up! Role models! I'd hate to think! We don't allow MTV in this house. YUK! Sorry, I'll get off my soapbox. Howdy to Mrs. Wiley, Franklie Flint, and Ellen Brown. Has anyone seen the Five Mile Creek series? Does anyone have them or know where to get them? I have found some places on the Internet but volumes 15 and above run as much as $50! If you've never seen the series, you should. It is a wonderful family series about a group of people starting a coachline in Australia. My dad has 10 of them and every year when he visits, we watch them with him.
Family Rebellion today. Better get my vittles made!
Charlotte Tucker

September 01, 2003 - Msg 15473: Howdy, everyone! Good to see you, Tom, Mrs. Wiley, Frankie Flint, Ellen Brown and others. Hazel, you're right. Sterling is from Wisconsin. I heard from him. He saved back the rocks I was askin' him about (a frog on a lily pad) and didn't take them to sell. Hope he did right well at the craft show. His rock animals are just the cutest things you ever did see.

If you'd like to tease your tastebuds a bit, go to this website: Haven't tried any of their stuff yet, but did order some. I'll let you know. Shipping is free, by the way.

A family rebellion, hmm? Wish I was having or going to one today. Gets a bit lonely around here at times, just me and the Plum. My family has shrunk considerably in the last few years. Both parents gone, no aunts or uncles left, several cousins gone, and the ones who remain all live far away. Both daughters are 4 1/2 hours away, one son way out in Florida, and the youngest son and family are here, but he's out of town so much, I hate to intrude on their time together when he's here. He wouldn't like me saying that, but it's true. My brother works all the time, too, don't see him much. So, it's the Plum and I, against the world. (sniff!) Having you all to share with makes a huge difference, believe me. Sorry for throwing this little pity party. When I think of some of the other folks here who really have reason to be blue, I'm downright ashamed of myself. And now if you'll excuse me, I'll mop up this puddle and go bring in the newspaper. :>)

You all have a terrific day, eat a hotdog in my honor, and remember to act like somebody! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 01, 2003 - Msg 15474: Hope y'all have a nice Labor day, it is fall like weather here, whats it like where your at? Hi Ro be sure and enjoy your family and I'm sure they don't think your intruding on anything. Hello Boo, Asa, Mrs Wiley, Mavis, CT, Tom Possum and everyone else.


September 01, 2003 - Msg 15475: "Maude, Al, if those hamburgers are ruined, I won't be responsible."

September 01, 2003 - Msg 15476: Hey Porch,
We just returned from one of our shows. This time we had to bring our 5 year old son with us, because all our usual sitters had other obligations. Bringing a 5 year old anywhere can be risky business. But when you are trying to run a business, it can be downright funny! I had one grandmotherly type woman in our tent looking at one of my husband's prints and she was laboring something fearful over her decision! She held up the print and studied it, held it near a framed piece on the wall, set it back down and studied it, picked it back up, etc. etc. for quite some time. She was really in a quandary, and I was just trying to not interfere with her decision, (I don't think I was made to be a saleswoman!). Finally, my 5 year old says loud enough for her to hear, "Is she going to buy that painting or what?" LOL I about died! She picked it right up, walked over and paid for it! I am not quite sure if she heard him or not, but I wasn't about to ask.

I sure hope Fun Girl is feeling better, and anyone else who may be ailing. Hey to Tom, thanks for the poem, always just the right thing to say!

Romeena, don't be blue! I say come on over and have some hamburgers and potato salad right over here at my end of the porch, anyone else care to join us?

Y'all have a great Mayberry Labor Day, which includes very little labor!

Mary Wiggins

September 01, 2003 - Msg 15477: Hope y'all had a nice Labor Day! I smuggled some BBQ outta the store-I think we should have a Labor Day Porch Family Reunion with Romeena as the Guest of Honor! Hope you're over the blues by now,Ro.Come on up on the porch and sit awhile.Oh,and Happy September to all!
possum under a rock

September 01, 2003 - Msg 15478: You folks are the cats, you know that? Thank you, Mary Wiggins, and Possum and Miss Ellen. Didn't mean to go all emotional earlier, I guess it's just that it's too quiet around here these days. I can remember not so very long ago, when there would have been 15-20 people here on any given holiday, everyone bringing something, everyone hungry, everyone having fun. Now it's pretty much just me and the Plum most of the time. As the Bible says, "to every thing there is a season." I've entered the season of quiet, I guess, and I'm just not used to it, or even ready for it yet. So, move over, you all. Make room, and will someone please pass me a burger or a hotdog? The Plum brought some carrots to put on the grill, says she heard they're wonderful that way. Guess we'll find out. I brought one of those triple chocolate cakes from Sam's. Friends, I may never bake another chocolate cake from scratch, when I can buy one as good as that. It's so good it'll make you want to slap yore pappy! I just took some extra insulin and ate a slice! MMMmmmMMMM! It's even better than the ones Millie sells down at the bakery.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 01, 2003 - Msg 15479: Gosh,Ro, I wish we lived closer so you could spend some time with me and my family. I would love to call you part of the family! You know, maybe some day we can meet in Fredricksburg when you visit your daughter.

My husband went to my parent's house this morning and started the bar-b-que then my sister and I took beans and potato salad, etc. I even baked an apple pie, can you believe it? Every holiday that we get to spend with our parents is a good one. I am so thankful that they are still around.

Ya'll have a great evening and thanks to those of you who filled me in on the Madonna thing.


September 01, 2003 - Msg 15480: Hi, Boo! What a great idea - to meet in Fredbg. Did you know that De§ just lives a few miles from there? Maybe we could all three get together. That would be a lot of fun! We don't hear much from De§ these days, though. Hope she's okay. Maybe I should send her an email.

There! I did it! Maybe she'll come sit for a spell now. I miss her.

Everyone have a good week. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15481: Yeah, good idea, Ro. I will be in Fredricksburg on the first weekend of December. If you happen to be going to visit your daughter at that time let me know. Do you like that neat Christmas store on mainstreet? I always go in there and I love Dooley's Five and Dime, with its old wooden floors and such. There is a bakery on the same side of the street that i like but I can't remember the name. Which places are your favorite?

Will someone please contact TVLand for me and tell them to stop with the color TAGS episodes??!! I have had just about enough of those colored episodes. They just keep repeating the same ones over and over again.

Better hit the hay.


September 02, 2003 - Msg 15482: "Gentlemen, I have an announcement to make. Count Istvan Teleky exists!"

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15483: You're not wrong, Hazel! I'm from Wisconsin.
As Romeena already knows, I didn't do the craft show after all. I guess that means she can buy up all the rocks she wants to!;)
I just wasn't at all prepared for that thing. And after coming back from spending all day in Minnesota Saturday, I didn't really feel up to it anyway. BTW, the Wiggles concert was great and our seats(4th row)were perfect! As I feared, my little one got scared when the louder music started(they had been playing Wiggles music beforehand but it was more in the background)and she just started bawling, poor thing! She did get better though as it went on and even though she didn't want to get down on the floor and dance like other kids were doing, she did watch the whole show intently, and even got brave at the end and waved to them and blew them kisses!
One neat part was when they asked if anyone was having a birthday, and we had brought a sign that said it was Kai's birthday(her birthday is actually later this month, but they wouldn't be around then), so they sang "Happy Birthday" to her, another kid whose parents also made a sign, and to anyone else who was having a birthday. And at that one point they sang, "...Happy Birthday, dear...Katelyn, Kai, and anyoneelsewho'shavingabirthday."
I just think it was neat that they mentioned her name! My wife had really done her homework on the Wiggles messageboards where she got a lot of suggestions about what to bring to the show, like bringing a rose for the Dorothy the dinosaur. Some of the Wiggles come down and collect them so that was kind of exciting getting to meet one of them even though the one who collected ours was a guy who was standing in for one of the actual Wiggles who was having a hernia operation so he wasn't on this leg of the tour. And even though they tell the kids that the dinosaur likes to eat the roses, I've heard that they actually send them to children's hospitals in the area, so it is for a good cause.
Anyway, we all had a very good time!

I think we may have the same homepage, Charlotte Tucker. I saw that same disgusting kiss pop up everytime I got online also. I am another person who has been totally turned off to MTV. I used to like it when they actually played videos, but now it is just mostly filth.
Thank God for TvLand! Even those color episodes are way better than anything they would show on MTV, wouldn't you agree Boo?! :)
Well, have got to go.
Have a nice night!
-Sterling Holobyte

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15484: I'm hanging in here. I need to see a dentist. I ended up going to a prompt care center on Sunday. I was so sick to my stomach that I couldn't hold the pain medicine down. The doctor said that it did look like I needed sti-tches in my lip, if just to keep it from getting infected. But no use in doing it now. She did put me on antibiotics tho.

Just for a laugh: right after I fell my five year old niece came into the room and checked me out and went over to her mom and said, "Mom, I wanna get some Billy Bob teeth." I just had to laugh. Kids are brutally honest, but not out of meaness. I guess they just call em the way they see em.

Gonna go for now. I am a sight folks. I feel like my lip weighs about 15 pounds. But I'm NICE, REAL NICE.

just sign me
fun and nice, real nice,girl

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15485: I wish the goats did have a little gold on them. . .and Boo, we raise Boer goats and TX is the hot bed for these babies. Although the auction was in KY, these goats were from Mountain Home, TX and trucked in for this auction. A few years ago, Boers were raised only in South Africa and some people in TX with some big bucks brought in the embryos. So the whole thing started with that. The better the pedigree - the better price you get for the goat. And yes, these goats had pedigree. We have a good pedigree on our goats but we want to enhance it so that we can produce a good show goat. And a good eating goat. We sold babies at a week old for $200 and the people had to bottle feed them.
My it is raining, raining, raining here! In the new building that I am in, I am on the second floor but at ground level. So I can touch the grass just by opening my window. I sure hope it doesn't flood into my room.
Now miss fun girl - what are we to do with you! Bless your heart - you just don't know when to quit with aches and pains!
And Ro - you always have a place at our picnic!
Well - needs must go. . .


September 02, 2003 - Msg 15486: Morning porch folks! Ro, don't be blue. You can always find people here to talk to. I hope you, Boo, and De§ can get together sometime. Wouldn't that be fun? I agree with Boo about them color episodes! It's fall now and time for some black and whites! My little girl is all distraught because they've replaced Get Smart with Happy Days. Nothing against Happy Days, she likes it too. But she LOVES Get Smart! She wishes she could talk to Barbara Feldon online! She was gettin' herself up (by herself!) every morning at 6:30, getting ready for school, and unloading the dishwasher before it came on at 7:00. So funny. Wonder if there's a Get Smart porch? Better get my wash hung out. Have a great day, everybody! So sorry about your lip, Fun Girl.
Charlotte Tucker

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15487: fun girl, I hate to admit it but that Billy Bob teeth comment was funny! I guess you would have to laugh at that, for sure. Hope you get better soon, though--sounds so painful!

Charlotte, how old is your little girl? I never heard of a little one liking Get Smart OR unloading the dishwasher early before school, for that matter. She must be an ok kid.

Sterling, glad to hear you enjoyed the Wiggles. My daughter seems to be getting tired of them (thank you!).

Well, just checking in and having my green tea (I gave up coffee two weeks ago and haven't missed it).

Homemaker, I think I have asked you this before but are the goats for eating or do folks raise them for their coats? By the way, I don't think I have ever seen a Boer goat in my travels in Texas. I have only seen small goats. Are they still pretty rare?

Gotta go...

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15488: "Wynken'll tell Blynken, Blynken'll tell Nod, Nod'll tell Barney, and Barney'll tell you."

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15489: Good day to everyone! I havent been on in a few days. Was a busy busy weekend. I am trying to recooperate. And today was my daughter's first day of preschool!! She was a mess!! took pictures and off she went...ran right away from me! Hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday! Alyce

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15490: And this just in: Just got back from the dentist and he says that we will just have to wait and see if I loose the front teeth. I don't think that had even occured to me. I will go back next Thursday and see what he has to say.

Later folks,
fun girl

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15491: Oh Fun Girl, I am so sorry to hear that! You poor dear. My 19 year old son knocked out an eye tooth a couple years ago, and then last year he knocked out both his front teeth, (one of which had a root canal from the last episode!). I can definitely sympathize with you. I hope you don't lose them and that everything works out o.k.

How about a late afternoon snack of some banana bread? Y'all have a great evening!

Mary Wiggins

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15492: Hello all! Hey Fun Girl, Here is some squeezins fer ya'. Time fer: "Doug's Tune". Here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15493: Hey, Boo! I will very likely be in Fredbg that weekend as well. Go to this website, and check out "The Glockenspiel." That's a presentation of the Fredericksburg Theater Company. My daughter is a part of the company, and does a little bit of everything. She acts, does lights, costumes, scenery - whatever it takes to put on a show. In this one, a musical group of which she is a part, will be performing. Their name is "Piano, Silk and Satin." She is also in charge of promotion and public relations, and has been really putting the theater company on the map lately. If you think you'd like to see the show, let me know and I'll have her reserve some tickets for us. What fun!! Oh, and I'll bet that's Dietz's Bakery you were asking about. They have good stuff! I like the Christmas Store myself, and usually enjoy Rebecca's as well. I have two favorite places to eat - The Peach Tree, which is a tea room near the HEB grocery, about a block or two off of Main Street, and the Herb Farm. Can't give directions, but I can get to it. Very neat place, they sell all sorts of plants and things, and serve a knock-your-socks-off lunch as well.

Fun Girl, my teeth are aching just reading about your woes. You poor dear! If those teeth were loosened but not completely evulsed (knocked out), there's a fair chance they'll reimplant. My son knocked one of his teeth completely out, it went rattling across the gym floor and he took it to the ER with him. The doc just pushed it back in the socket (ooh, ouch!) and it did reimplant, at least for a while. I think it lasted about four years, then finally had to be removed. The difference in his and yours is that your teeth (we hope) still had nerve tissue intact since they weren't completely out.

Mary Wiggins, I'd love a slice of that banana bread, thank you. I just delight in the goodies shared here on the porch, because they don't bother my blood sugar one bit!

My landscaping has hit a serious snag, because of all the rain. Never thought we'd have that problem! Now that I have a sprinkler system, it's raining cats and dogs. If I'd known it worked like that, I'd have put the system in years ago! Anyway, it's just a bit too wet to work back there, when you're standing in mud up to your ankles, and water is flowing in a stream toward the back fence.

Well, The Plum is hungry and so am I, so guess I'll rustle us up some grub around here. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 02, 2003 - Msg 15494: Sterling, do you mind telling me where in WI you are? I'm in WI also. If you prefer not to post it publicly, email me at if you will--who knows, we might be close enough to you and yours to have a chapter meeting sometime! Orville and me and EllieWalkerofMayberry (our new puppy) are about the only members in our chapter. We're in NW WI.
--Elinora Poultice

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15495: Oh Fun girl, what else can go wrong!? You poor dear. But I, too, have a success story about a friend's daughter who knocked out 4 front teeth in a basketball game last year and all 4 are still in. She had just got her braces off when she lost them! Hers, like Ro's son's, had fallen completely out I believe and they pushed them back in. Makes me hurt just thinkin' about it. I pray you don't lose your teeth. Hey to Elinora Poultice and Alyce. Boo, my little girl is 11. She's the one who was diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2 but has proved that diagnosis wrong over and over. However, she still struggles socially and with learning. But she's precious. She sort of lives in her Get Smart world. No dolls for her birthday. She prefers briefcases, handcuffs, and things that lock!
Have a great day!
Charlotte Tucker

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15496: I am thinking positive about the teeth. I have had alot of problems with my teeth and in the back of my mind I have always just figured I would end up with dentures by the time I was 60. So, I guess I would handle it alright if I did end up loosing them. I ain't a foo-foo girl or vain or none of that. I guess God gave me what I have and if He sees fit to let me keep it, fine and if not, then that's fine too. Of course, I may feel different if they actually do come out, but I am feeling pretty sure they won't.

Good day to ya all.
fun girl

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15497: good morning all! Hope everyone has a great day. I am getting ready to put the chocolate icing on my two layer chocolate cake.....YUMMMMMMMMMMM!! then finish cleaning.......EWWWWWWWWWWW!

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15498: Chocolate cake? Mmmmmmm I better come over and visit you Alyce.



September 03, 2003 - Msg 15500: Morning everybody! It's another steamy day here in South Texas.

Ro, I tried to email you twice but they both came back undelivered. In the email I told you that I have been to the Glockenspiel December before last and really enjoyed it. Baby girl was only 4 months old and it was very cold that day (20 degrees when we got up that morning). It warmed up during the day and we had a very nice time listening to the locals perform. There was also a small Christmas market and booths selling german food. They had a nice Christmas Tree forrest, too. I sure hope we can get together. We will iron out the details and make it happen!

Guess what my eight year old did today, charlotte?? He emptied the dishwasher and filled it without being asked. Sounds like he and your daughter have something in common!

Well, better go take care of the kiddies.

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15501: iiii

Happy Birthday MPO & Myra!

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15502: grr. That was supposed to be:


September 03, 2003 - Msg 15503: Asa, come right over, the cake is sooo delicious!! Like I need it, but the baby asked for it, haha! Of course with milk!
Hope everyone is having a good day. Alyce

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15504: Happy Birthday, Milton and Myra!
Charlotte Tucker

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15505: Oh, and by the way, Fun girl, I went to the library and I got "Miss Julia Takes Over." They had it and another ti-tle, but it wasn't the first one. They didn't even have it in the card file. How lost am I going to be if I don't read Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind" first?
Charlotte Tucker

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15506: Happy Birthday to Myra Koonce (yesterday) and MPO (today)!! Two of my favorite people in all of Mayberry. MPO, better watch it, you're finally catching up with me.
"I'm in my 40's and I don't care who knows it."

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15507: Well, Boo, for cryin' out loud! Why won't those emails go through? I recently upgraded my Netscape to 7.1, and it has a stricter spam filter, but I would think it would recognize your address. It's also supposed to "learn" what addresses are acceptable to me. When it's in doubt, it puts a little icon next to the email. If I delete it with the icon in place, then the next time it won't let that one through. If I delete the icon, then the next time it recognizes it as acceptable to me. Well, something like that, anyway. All I can suggest is to try again. You'd think that with your address in my address book, it would recognize you as a friend. All I can say is, these blasted spammers and virus-generators are making life difficult for everyone. Wish they'd all catch a virus for sure and go away somewhere to recuperate.

I'm going to have a real fountain (a very small one)in my back yard! My landscaper friend and I worked on planning it today. Rather than buy a ready-made one, I'm going to create it myself (with help), out of some well-chosen rocks. Mr. Landscaper will work out the hydraulics, pump, etc., and I'll chip out the proper pools and channels in the rocks. What fun!

Well, guess I'll mosey on home. Sugrplum is ready to settle down and cuddle a bit, and I think there's a special about pandas on TV. Have a great day tomorrow, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 03, 2003 - Msg 15508: Charlotte-I think that you won't be too lost if you don't read the first one first. She kinda explains the situation again in the second book, so you can understand it. Go ahead and give it a whirl. If ya have any questions, I'll be sitting here rocking. Just ask!
fun girl

I think Miss Julia Takes Over is my FAVORITE so far anyway. Get ready for a good belly laugh.

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15509: Hey to the porch - Thank you Emma and Charlotte and ever'body elst for the birthday wishes.
Happy Birthday today to ever'body's favorite fishwife, Jennie Boone! I hope the black hearted buzzard takes you out to Morelli's tonight.

Milton P. Oliver
My mission in life is health, is zest, is vigor, is the JOY of living!

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15510: Ro, the first email went through but the next two I sent came back undelivered! Strange.


September 04, 2003 - Msg 15511: Hello all! Happy belated birthday to MPO and Myra. Happy Birthday to Jennie Boone, Here is a jug fer ya'. In hopes that ol' Fred won't be, mean and nasty. Lol! Time fer: "There Is A Time..." It'll make me cry. I'll fight it. Here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15512:
I would like to purchase a copy of the Andy Griffith show “A Feud is a Feud” Episode # 9, 1960. Does anyone have this, or know where I can find it?

Please contact me directly on

Thanks and best regards, Jon Ebersole

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15513: Hey all, its your ol' buddy, Jimmy The Goat. Sorry I've been away so long, but I've been as buy as a one armed paper hanger...Let me tell you whats been going on.
Now ya'll might remember, a while ago, your Goat met up with a certain Manicurist right here on this very porch. We began exchanging emails and phone calls, and it rolled from there. Our first date was in...MT.AIRY! Thats right, Mt.Airy, under the watchful eyes of Andy, Barney and Mr.Russel Hiatt (Floyd's City Barbershop.) Friends let me tell you, she was more beautiful than I imagined, and what a great place for a first date! Long story, short, we've been together ever since. I am truly blessed to have her in my life.
The reason I'm sharing this with you, is because today is our 2 month anniversary! If It wasn't for the porch, and you fine folks, we'd have never met. Thought ya'll would like to know. I also want to take this time to tell my Manicurist,here and now that her Goat loves her very, very much, and Happy Anniversary! In the words of Barney Fife, "You're the only girl I love!" :)

-Jimmy the Goat

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15514: Wow Jimmy, we was wondering if something had transpired there. Cool beans! I am happy for both of you. You may have to change your name to Pierre. LOL
I hope everyone is having a good day and a good week. Still quite warm here but they are saying next week it is gonna change in a big way. They say we may even see some snow up in our mountains before it's over.


September 04, 2003 - Msg 15515: Oh Jimmy, you're the sweetest one ever growed! I love you! Your Manicurist

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15516: Hey to the porch! Happy Birthday to Jennie Boone!! You deserve the happiest birthday ever and I hope you have it. And congratulations to the new TAGS couple...I hope you have a long and happy life together, "Jimmy the Goat" and the "Manicurist". That story warmed my heart through and through. And what a great thing it is that bonded you together...the Andy Griffith Show. I hope you'll be watching the Andy Griffith Show together for many years to come.

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15517: Afternoon all..Hope everyone has had a great day. I went to the scrapbooking store today shopping. Ready to get busy now. Anyone else scrap?? Now I have to figure out supper. Have a great evening.

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15518: Hey, just read the Goat's story..How nice!! Hope it works out well. Also, does anyone ever go to the chatroom?

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15519: Is there anyplace in this town to eat?

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15520: "You two been talkin’ over me like I was a spavine horse on an auction block."

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15521: Hey to the Porch....and Happy Birthday to jb, and a belated birthday greeting to MPO and Myra...

-- Jelsik

"nature's been good to you. I mean real, real, REAL good."

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15522: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JENNIE BOONE!!!


September 04, 2003 - Msg 15523: Thank you all for the kind birthday wishes. I can only HOPE that the black hearted buzzard takes me out to dinner for for some pounded steak A la Morelli. They let you watch them pound it right there on the premises, you know. I even told him we could keep it down under 1.85 if we didn't get the Shrimp co-cktail. Actually we do get to go to Kanas City this weekend to see Don Knotts in his play "On Golden Pond", so I can't ask for much more than that. I did'nt even have to do much needlin' or snivelin' to get to go!

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15524: Jennie Boone, Happy Birthday! I hope you do get to go to Morrelli's. Don't forget to wave to the chef. And don't forget that if the gypsy violinist plays at your table you gotta tip him a quarter. (those fellas work on tips)
Boo, I reckon that the Plum got to those last 2 emails that you sent to Ro. She said the the plumster sometimes tries to get the mail when it gets delivered thru the mail slot.
- Hazel

"Andy, this town is a piece of cake."

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15525: Hey Jimmy - that story was DI - NO- MITE!! Congrats on your anniversary.


September 04, 2003 - Msg 15526: Happy Birthday to Jennie, Myra and MPO. The dates sneaked up on us, but better late than never. What say we all get together to celebrate, maybe in about three weeks! It would be BIG! Best to you all. David and Linda

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15527: I do scrapbooking when I have the spare time. I usually shop at A C Moore for supplies. -- Mary

September 04, 2003 - Msg 15528: Hi. Thanks Jimmy for sharing your good news with us. I am very happy for you and your sweetheart! May God bless your relationship.

Ro, I will try your other email address and see if you get my email.


September 05, 2003 - Msg 15529: IF, and I'm just saying IF mind you, Jimmy the Goat and the manicurist get hitched, you reckon we could get BDJ and the boys to sang during the vittles? If'n it was me, I would decorate the tables with little jugs of mulberry squeezins. (But then we all know how fond I am of squeezins.) And after the jugs were empty we could all jug along with BDJ. Maybe if Aunt Bee drank a jug me and her could get up and do a duet of Toot Toot Tootsie! LOL

And have a t.v. and play TAGS reruns.

And BDJ could pick all the songs, cept Never Hit Your Grandma With A Great Big Stick.....that'n makes me cry.

Off to find some cream of wheat or grits to eat. IVEHADJUSTABOUTENOUGHSOFTFOOD.
I'm hankerin for a big ole steak, but can't chew it.

Later friends,
fun girl

September 05, 2003 - Msg 15530: Mornin' Y'all! Hope everybody's doing well this morning. Thought I'd let Boo & Ro know that my daughter is still hanging in there.Her bloodwork shows NO toxemia,they are saying she has warning signs of preeclampsia.Main thing is she is swelling so much! She is home & we are monitoring her with blood pressure (good) and diagnostic test strips for protein. Her protein is still at 1+. We know that if it goes higher,to get her to hospital right away.I feel like everything is going to be alright-we are doing all we can to take care of her at home. At least she's not sitting there not knowing-she can check herself.They are now putting her at 33 weeks.I think she is further along,but whatever.They want to get her to 34 weeks and then see what they need to do. I'll keep y'all posted.How big would the baby be at 33-34 weeks? Don't want her to be too tiny and be at risk for problems.Appreciate all the help,Porch nurses! Love to all!
possum under a rock

September 05, 2003 - Msg 15531: just found out about the site.melanie

September 05, 2003 - Msg 15532: Good Morning!! Possum..Glad your daughter is doing better. I am 30 weeks along today myself. If your daughter could go till 33-34 weeks, I am sure the baby would be OK. I am guessing maybe 4lbs?? Keep her on her left side and make sure she is drinking lots of water. Bed rest is a bummer I know!! I have started to swell, but not like you are talking about. I hope I dont have to be watched for toxemia again (I did with my first). I hope she continues to do well and that baby is healthy too!!

September 05, 2003 - Msg 15533: Hey folks,

This is to let you know the Archive version of The eBullet is now online and it has the added photos and stuff that we don't send out through e-mail to the subscribers. SO, even if you have The eBullet delivered to your Inbox you'll still want to check out the Archives.

All the past, and the current, "The eBullet's" can be found here:

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September 05, 2003 - Msg 15534: Glad your daughter is doing ok, Possum! And congrats to Jimmy the Goat and Manicurist on their 2 month anniversary; may you have many more months together, turning into years!

I had the same problem as Boo has had with email coming back, Ro. But it only happened once, and it did go through the second time.

Hey, what's the idea of it getting colder?! It seems like right when the calender changes to Sept it automatically gets colder and turns into fall, at least around here. I was just getting used to summer!:)
Have a nice day everyone!
-Sterling Holobyte

September 05, 2003 - Msg 15535: Hey everyone, the Goat's back. Geez, so much news going on. Just want to tell ya'll that your in my prayers, and I hope everyone's having a good day.
Thanks for your kind words on the anniversary. Now ya'll know 2 of the reasons for me posting about our anniversary. One, was because I wanted tell the world what a great gal the Manicurist is, and two, to share the news with ya'll because this is where I met the love of my life. This brings me to something else I'd like to share, and that is advice to any single people out there.
Friends if you're single and hating it, like I was, my advice is to hang in there. I can't tell you how long I had to wait to meet the Manicurist, but boy she was more than worth the wait, let me tell you! I never lowered my standards, oh, I thought about it...many times! But I didn't, and I met her, in of all places, right here on the front porch! So, if you're single hang in there, do what you enjoy doing, like TAGS and Mayberry days, or whatever and have no'll meet someone. For every Barney there's a Thelma Lou and for every Floyd the Barber, there's...there's...well you get the point.
You know...upon reading my last posting...ours is a pretty heartwarming story isn't it? The first date was in MT.Airy and all...pardon me for saying it, but darn, that would make a pretty good story. How come no one in MT.Airy is picking up on this? :) Someone should do a story on us...then we could get married right there in Mayberry Days...Andy could marry us, maybe...well he married Charlene, after all. It's only fitting...the reception could be at the Snappy Lunch. Picture it...instead of one of those stale wedding cakes, we could have a little bride and groom, on a giant pork chop sandwich...Wow! Thats cool...Of course ya'll are invited when it happens, but you'll have to bring your own mulberry squeezins.

Jimmy the Goat

September 05, 2003 - Msg 15536: I think Jimmy the Goat just proposed to me, right here on the Front Porch. What will I ever tell Pierre???? (Yes, Jimmy, Yes Yes Yes!!!)

The Manicurist

September 05, 2003 - Msg 15537: Oh my goodness!

I hope I am not intruding on this blessed moment! Congratulations and best wishes to the two of you.

This is just such good news, I think I am just going to sit back here in my rocker and take it all in!

Mary Wiggins

September 05, 2003 - Msg 15538: Hey Jimmy, don't make us have to read about it the next morning in the Mayberry Gazette. Propose to her already!

~ Mrs. Wiley

prayers for fun girl - bless your heart!

September 05, 2003 - Msg 15539: Hey, Porch!

Sorry to have been gone so long. After we got back from vacation, all kinds of things started happening. My daughter who is expecting in January, started getting sicker than usual and I took the kids for a week and was also trying to help her out... boy, you can't rest a minute with those kids! Then my other daughter went into the ER with a mysterious pain... she's okay, but wasn't feeling well for a few days. Then, my SIL came down with viral meningitis and that sure scared us. He was so sick so once again I took the kids so he could rest when he got back from the hospital. Then, my kid's grandfather took a turn for the worse and had to be hospitalized soooo I been babysitting the kids again so my daughters could visit him in ICU. I tell, I'm surely no spring chicken anymore... I'm a worn out old autumn stewing hen!

Say, does anyone of you medical specialist.. those of you who know about the "Petula Abundalla", larninx, and all.... know how accurate those ultrasounds that detects the baby's gender are? Just wondering if we should put much stock into it and actually prepare for what they say my daughter's baby will be.

Hugs and prayers to all... missed ya all! I'll try to catch up on reading the posts but, I think I am waaaay behind so, just remember you are always in my prayers.


September 05, 2003 - Msg 15540: My Stars!! We have witnessed an actual proposal (didn't we??)and she said yes! How exciting, and I definitely agree that someone having some say in Mayberry Days should pick up on that story. I declare, I think I'm going to cry. (Snifff!!)

Clara, I think we need to say an incant against bad luck for you and yours. Good incants start out like this: "Dear Lord....." and everyone can fill in the blanks in their own way. The same incant format will work for Possum's daughter, for Fun Girl, and for Alyce and for anyone else that needs some special help right now.

I'm sorry some of you are having trouble with my email - can't imagine why. If all else fails, use the same front part, only use, and I'll eventually find it. I don't check AOL every day, but I'll try to be more consistent since folks might be using it.

Whoooeeee! Friends, I just got my rock frog and his rock lilypad from Sterling and it's about the cutest little thing you ever saw. It's going to have a place of honor on the fountain that's going in as part of my new landscaping. Cute, that's what it is, just really cute! Thanks again, Sterling!
Now I've got to go chisel out some depressions in some rocks to make little pools for the birds in my fountain. I chose small boulders with little hollows already present, but I'm making them a little deeper so the birds can wade into water deep enough to bathe in. This is going to be one critter-friendly yard when my landscaper friend and I get through. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena