September 30, 2003 - Msg 15875: I specifically asked Sugarplum to get the laundry done while I was sleeping, but the lazy little lout just curled up beside me and slept, too. --Romeena

September 30, 2003 - Msg 15876: And on top of all I have to do around home, I had to sweep the porch! Oh, well, that's okay. I'd rather be sweeping here than at my house anyway. --Romeena

September 30, 2003 - Msg 15877: So we now know that ASA was the one who knocked out the power grid during those blackouts on the east coast. Just took him awhile to admit it! Does that mean at Christmas time it will be black out again!?


September 30, 2003 - Msg 15878: I sure hope not! I can't imagine being without heat in the winter! No air in the summer wasn't much fun either, though!

Fun girl, we sure do know who Howard Terpning is. He is one of my husband's all-time favorite artists! That man can get hundred's of thousands of dollars for an original painting. (Don't you wish you bought one when he was just beginning?!) We also went to see his work in Indiana! It would be funny if we were there on the same day! I am ending every sentence with an exclamation point! I am beginning to think I sound like Barney! LOL
But truthfully, we are great fans of Mr. Terpning. His work would be worth anyone taking a look at. As far as your damaged print, the best advice I can give is to take it to a dependable framer and ask their advice. I believe there are ways to mitigate the damage to the piece.

Bulbsnatcher, nice to hear from you! I hope your mother gets well soon, and she and your family will be in our prayers. Congratulations on the smoking cessation!! Good for you!

Boo, you would absolutely not believe how much time I spend either looking at art, or looking for animals or scenes for my husband to depict! And, my husband has been known to bring home small dead animals he has found that he plans to use for "reference"! I hate when he does that! The funniest thing about him, he is extremely allergic to animals, yet his career brings him out into fields, and into taxidermist's shops and in close proximity to live or dead "reference"!

Well, I have stuffed peppers on the stove, and I better tend to them or they just may "explode"!

Y'all have a great Mayberry evening!

Mary Wiggins

September 30, 2003 - Msg 15879: MmmmmMM! Stuffed peppers! I absolutely love them, and never ever make them. That's just not something you cook for one person, as a rule. Maybe I'll just haul off and do it anyway, one of these evenings. They'd make good leftovers, I guess, and I love leftovers. --Romeena

September 30, 2003 - Msg 15880: Good night porch, I'll try this agin, hope I didn't use the invisible ink this time, Did anyone here go to Mayberry days?

Ellen Brown

September 30, 2003 - Msg 15881: Good evening porch, how is everyone? Ya'll are making me hungry with the stuffed peppers. I had stew nd cornbread for supper tonight. Dont know what it is about cooler weather, but I can eat like crazy. This weather makes me want stew and chilli beans and warm foods like that. Asa, do you know anything about cutting meat? They might ask ya that ya know. Just take care of that back now. Fun Girl.. I'm goin to check out his paintings, I have a couple native american prints, and I love reading books on them too. Hey bulb, good to see you posting again too. And Briscoe as well. Now if we could just find NN she must be busy again. Ya'll take care, and stay warm. See ya's tomorrow--Salty Dog

September 30, 2003 - Msg 15882: Ellen Brown, we went to Mayberry Days. It was great fun as always.

Milton P. Oliver
"They have to be SHOWN"

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15883: Wow, how nice to see all my old friends on the porch today. I have really been missing some of you. Bulb, I think of you from time to time and wondered if you were smoking. So glad to hear you are smoke-free! I am sorry for what your mom is going through, though. My mom had a stroke 4 years ago this December and I remember having to grieve the loss of the "old mom" before the stroke. My mom never regained what she lost from the stroke but she hasn't lost alot of ground these last four years, either, which is good. Some days she almost seems like her old self then it's gone again. If your mom just had her stroke two weeks ago she might regain alot of what she seems to have lost. I will pray for her (and you).

Thanks for trying to spare my feelings, Salty. Actually we have had really nice weather here for about a week. Its in the 80's during the day and 60's at night with lower humidity than usual so we just love it. The only problem is that we have had alot of rain and the mosqitoes are trying to carry us off! I found a new Off (repellant) that smells good and we have been using alot of it when we are outside.

Asa, I could never believe you caused that black out (you are such a ray of sunshine)!

Homemaker, I looked at your web site again and saw your picture of Casey. He is so cute! I think he looks alot like little Opie, don't you? The goats are beautiful, too, and I loved the rainbow.

Ro, I have been on Penicillin for the Strep B I was telling you about for 8 days and I felt like the symptoms were going away until Sunday and they started again! I am wondering if I should finish up the prescription on just call the dr for something different. I am really dissapointed that its not working. Oh well, I am praying for God to help me get rid of this thing however is best.

I think I will hit the hay. Goodnight Friends.

PS-Sterling, where are you??

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15884: I attended Mayberry Days, too. It's fun to see all these people with such a love for "The Andy Griffith Show" and it's great to be with the people you know and love. Some of us have been going together for several years now and it feels like a family reunion.

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15885: Good morning porch, MP & Emma do y'all live close down there to Mt Airy? Did ya take pics? would ya send me some pics via internet? I'ld love to see some pics, I just know it was great. My addy I'll be waiting to hear from ya.

Ellen Brown

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15886: Bulbsnatcher sorry to hear about your Mom I will be praying for her and Boo you are a sweetie, you always have just the right words to say and it tells me your a very dear person God bless y'all.
Today is my hubby's Birthday, I've got to fix a cake and his favorite supper like I always do and I have this birthday cake that sings and dances that I always use for a center piece it is really cute it sings , hum I can't write what it sings it keeps telling me Happy Birthday is offenceive

Ellen Brown

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15887: test

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15888: Mornin' Y'all! I'm with you Salty about cooler weather making you wanna eat all the time! I love stews,soups,chili and all that kind of stuff this time of year.
So,if my power goes out,I just blame Asa? Is that how it works? Ha Ha
Glad you liked the pic, Romeena.Yep,she sure is cute,and I'm not saying that just because she's my grandbaby!
Congrats on tossing the cigarettes away,Bulbsie! Good for ya!
Asa,I know you go up on rooftops for various things(hanging Christmas lights for example)and I was wondering if you could come over to my rock and do something about all these squirrels running across my roof! You see,they jump out of the pecan tree,land on my roof with a loud THUMP,and then run across my roof to get in some other trees.Woke up this morning thinking that Ernest T. was chunking rocks at my tin roof! Maybe if you catch 'em, you could give 'em to Mary Wiggins' hubby-he might paint a picture of you and them squirrels! Think about it and get back to me,would ya? LOL
Well,gotta go do some laundry.Hope a squirrel don't miss the roof and land on my head when I go outside to hang the laundry on the line!
Y'all have a wonderful day!
possum under a rock

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15889: Good morning! Hope you are all well this morning.

Ellen, you are very kind. My husband says I am sweet on most days and a real hellion on others! hehe Seems to me the menopause might be knocking on my door and making me a crazy person on some days. Can anyone relate? Happy Birthday to your dear husband!

Possum, it cooled off here alittle and my sister decided to make stew yesterday. Well, she never could get it right because she added too much water to it. I said, "This is supposed to be stew? It's not stew, it's soup," to which her husband replied, "It's Susan's famous stoup.". I laughed alot at that one (it's always fun to laugh at your sister-some things never change--told you I could be a hellion).

Ya'll have a great day!

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15890: Possum, several years ago my parents had a squirrel in their yard that was very tame and would always run out to greet them. Well one day when my dad was leaving the house that squirrel took a flying leap from the roof and landed on his head. It dug its claws in to keep from falling off and dad got some pretty good scratches in his scalp! Boy, I really laughed at that one.


October 01, 2003 - Msg 15891: Those squirrels can be a sight, that's for sure. There are several that visit my yard every day (maybe because I put out food for them?) and I really enjoy them. One is getting very bold, and I think in time I could hand-feed him. I know they're destructive little nuisances, but I love 'em anyway. A neighbor is always fussing about them, says they get in his attic and he's afraid they're going to chew wires. While he's griping, I'm thinking, "Of course they will, but fix the hole in your roof, you ninny!" A big piece of the soffit in his eaves is hanging down, looks terrible, and he won't fix it. Some people! Humph!

Boo, I know what you mean about the mosquitoes. They're vicious. And huge! It's not their bite that hurts so much, it's the landing and takeoff! I just despise the miserable things, and I've got a bat house, and martin houses and all those good things. Not one bat, not one martin! Sometimes I'd like to see a bat! I'm going to considerable expense to eliminate standing water on my property, and still I have mosquitoes. I think they're coming from next door. I read somewhere that while it's true that God doesn't make mistakes, with mosquitoes, He came close! I think even the Lord himself would laugh at that one. He does have a sense of humor, you know. Think not? Did you ever look at a camel? Or an ostrich? (heehee)

Well, gotta run. Have to go by two different banks today, so the Plum will be a happy camper. She gets a cookie at the drive-through of each one. The tellers all know her by name, and talk to her over the intercom. She loves it!

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

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15892: Hello all!
Thanks for asking about me up there, Boo! Sorry I haven't been here visiting lately, but I have been trying to get some things done. That, and my wife's been getting on my case, implying that I am on the computer all day, which I am not, but if she tries to call when I happen to be on here, she gets mad and thinks I'm having an on-line love affair. So, I know what you mean about not liking weekends with an argumentative spouse, Charlotte Tucker, as I don't like them too much myself. My wife seems to like to argue and be confrontational, whereas I don't much see a need to blow things up out of proportion.
So, I've just been trying to avoid some aggravation.
Speaking of mosquitoes(another form of aggravation, but one I can handle. Hey, you can't swat your spouse!;)), we haven't really had a big problem with them this summer, which is kind of odd considering I live where the mosquito is the state bird. I don't know which I dislike more; mosquitoes or ticks. I guess mosquitoes are more annoying because they can fly around and get at you easier, but ticks are just creepy. And that's just what they do, too. They creep up on you. EEWWW!
Good thing they sweep this porch.
-Sterling Holobyte

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15893: Ellen Brown, we live in Alabama, a little over 500 miles from Mt. Airy. Emma lives a couple of hours or so from there, the best I can remember. We take pictures every year and post them at our chapter's website, the Mayberry Giants: "Hit One for the Ol' Goober" chapter. It will be a few days before I get this year's posted will do it the first chance I get and will post here when it's done. You can go there now and see pics from the last 7 or so Mayberry Days and some other Mayberry events too.

Milton P. Oliver
"Andy, I forbid you to see that girl again!"

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15894: Hello dolls.....Yep it's me! I just have to say to Ro, You my dear, are a TRIP! I can just see the Plumster "talking" to the bank tellers. LOL We used to feed Lucky those doggie ice creams. His little nose would get so cold that he would eat some, then rub his nose on his little pillow, then eat some more then rub his nose. I wish we had video taped it. I would send that in to Animal Planet if we had. When I lived with my parents, we had a racoon that would climb up on my brothers back for Cheetos. That was the biggest mama racoon I have ever seen. Wonder what causes that? (Cheetos maybe?)

Howard Terpning is wonderful. I am not much into art, but his work twangs my buds. We went to the Indian Market at the Eiteljorg Museum one year and there were some absolutely GORGEOUS paintings. One I loved was $15,000. I can not imagine paying that for art, but it was so pretty it made me hurt. You know that funny little ache you get around your heart when you see something really beautiful? Other than when looking at that painting, I haven't felt that feeling since Kyle was a baby. Mary, if you and hubby like Terpning, I know you are good people. Boo, I highly reccommend him. Pretty awesome. The print I have is probably really a poster of a picture or whatever. I paid thirty dollars for it so it would probably be cheaper to just go and buy another one.

Lovely autumn day today. the high was 62 and the low will be in the 30's. Nice during the day and good sleeping weather at night. Ya'll have got me craving everything but the kitchen sink. I think I will go make a big pot of chili with spaghetti noodles in it, or maybe macaroni. Some folks don't like pasta in their chili, but I can eat pasta just about any way I can get it.

Gotta run as my laundry multiplies every time I turn my head. HELP!
fun girl

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15895: Just for a laugh...when I worked at the school there was a little girl named Olivia Lucky. I went to school right after we got Lucky and told her we had a puppy named Lucky. She said, "Oh Mrs. Franey. I'm gonna get a dog and when I do I'm gonna name him after you!" Actually the dog was named by Kyle and had nothing whatsoever to do with Olivia. But she was so cute, how could I tell her that?

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15896: FLICK LIVES!

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15897: What a great time we all had at Mayberry Days. Seeing all our old Mayberry family..attending all the events..the parade, seeing "The Andy Griffith Show" display at the Visitors Center, getting to meet Earle Hagen, getting our own private concert by Leroy Mack...on and on.

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15898: Charlotte Tucker, the magazines arrived today. Thank you so much! The folks did a great job with the drawing of the Plum, both pictures look just like her. I can hardly wait to show my family that we've been "published"!

My lovely little fountain is, at this moment, lying all over the yard in its various components. There seemed to be a leak, as the ground was sodden around it all the time, so my landscaper friend has dismantled it. That meant moving four huge boulders, each about the size of four cinderblocks stacked two on two. We couldn't find a leak, so finally concluded that one side was collapsing a bit from the weight. We got a second liner, and will put one inside the other for added strength, and will rebuild the whole thing tomorrow. It should be running again by tomorrow night.

Well, time for some supper. Everyone have a good evening, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Ellie Walker!! OHHH!!!"

October 01, 2003 - Msg 15899: I meant to highly reccommend Howard Terpning to Salty instead of Boo. But I reckon Boo can look him up too if she likes.

Boo, this is for you. Have you tried garlic? They say it is a powerful antibiotic and they say it was used in Bible times for it's healing qualities. I always take it when I start feeling sick and it hasn't let me down yet. Wish it worked on backaches. LOL I would suggest that you take it along with whatever the doctor reccommends

I start physical therapy tomorrow. Hopefully I will be good as new soon. I started out making a pot of chili and kept adding stuff to it and ended up with three pots. We are having nachos with it tomorrow.

My sister is coming over with some cheesecake from Sam's Club. Has anyone tried the kind that has four different varieties in one box? I will be getting some neck sugar too folks. Baby Rosa will be here in about half an hour. She is two months old and just about scrumptious.

Later friends,
fun girl (a.k.a. the baby kisser)

October 02, 2003 - Msg 15900: The chili sounds really good FG - especially to morning Indiana woke up to. We got out the "snow" coats this morning. We needed more than sweatshirts. Best wishes on the PT.
Good to see you Sterling - come when you can.
ASA - where are you? Who can I pick on when you aren't here?


October 02, 2003 - Msg 15901: I looked up Howard Terpning, fungirl. Thanks for the suggestion but I don't really care for that kind of painting. I'm not into Native American art, I'm afraid. I don't do the South Western thing. I don't really like Thomas Kinkiad (I sound like Lydia Crosswaith) but that style of painting is more to my liking (old houses with warm lights glowing, old red barns in country fields, etc.). Guess I'm boring. I just had a print matted and framed for my hubby for our anniversary and it is a cabin at twighlight on a river and there are golden and red Aspen trees and a mist hanging over the water and the mountains. There is a warm glow of light radiating from the little cabin. It is really nice. I like the warm/cozy thing. Having said that, I'm going to go put on my shorts and sandals and do some laundry. I'm still trying to catch up since "the man" fixed my washing machine. My car wouldn't start yesterday but luckily it was something my husband could fix (I really hate to call the man twice in one week!).

Ooooo, I'm jealous of that neck sugar, fg! Thanks for the tip about garlic, I'll try it. I'm about ready to try anything.

Have a great day,

October 02, 2003 - Msg 15902: Hope ya'll are having a Mayberry Day. Sorry to hear about your troubles bein' on the 'puter, Sterling. Sounds like your wife knows the green-eyed monster.
Charlotte Tucker

October 02, 2003 - Msg 15903: I'm a new visitor here. I see some of you have chosen nick names from the Andy Griffith show. Why is that?

October 02, 2003 - Msg 15904: Hi new visitor. You are now on the Taylor's front porch in Mayberry. Many of us have picked TAGS related nick names. Others have not. It is your choice. Pull up a rocker and sit a spell.
I'm ri'chere homemaker. Just wanted to make sure them goats of yours was sold. And I did not cause the blackout. They told me to yank that fuse out! LOL
I would be delighted to come help you with your lights Romeena. I think we should do a party again like we did last year, if you can keep Hazel under control this time.
Hey Possum, I'd be happy to come help out with yer rock problems. LOL
Sorry yer ailing Boo. Try soaking it real good like.
Sterling, I hope things aren't heating up for you to.
Hey Charlotte, how ya doing? Better I hope.


October 02, 2003 - Msg 15905: As you can tell newcomer - Asa likes to pick on people (okay - namely me) but he really has a good heart. Why you should just see his tinfoil collection! And Asa - at the party last year - YOU were riding my goats not Hazel. Hazel was minding her own business feeding carrots to the plumster!
Hope everyone else is up to "par" - since Asa can't make PAR! LOL Watch out for his whacking ability!
Just teasing ASA -

Got my little boy's first conference tonite. I know that he is learning disabled. I wish I could take a magic wand and make it all better for him. He already knows that things are hard in school, at least for him. Why do they have to learn that so young?


October 02, 2003 - Msg 15906: Howdy, friends. Asa, I'd be happy to make it a party to put up my Christmas lights. Maybe about the middle or toward the end of November? We'll have to dodge around Thanksgiving, but we can do that. Things ought to be real pretty-like out there this year, what with the new landscaping and all. Get some Christmas lights going with all the new stuff, and it'll be just beeyootiful.

New Visitor, we may take a little getting used to, but mostly we're harmless. If you want to know a little more about us, just mash that button down there at the bottom of your screen, the one that says "Archives" and you can tune in to the conversations of the past, and get a better idea of what this porch is all about. Mostly, it's just folks who enjoy talking about TAGS, and sharing and caring for each other. It's just Mayberry - our home town.

Friends, I received a lovely little blessing this afternoon. My new island flowerbed is official. It has been blessed by several lovely Monarch butterflies, on their way to Mexico. I got a couple of pictures of one as he snacked on a big bloom on a butterfly bush. I declare, all we've gone through up to now to get this thing done was worth it, to see that beautiful creature settle on that blossom and drink its fill. Also, a mama squirrel brought two half-grown juveniles into the yard this morning, and carried out a raid on a bird feeder. I never saw such antics, just about ten feet out from my big window. They were hilarious, and such acrobats. I love 'em!

Well, gotta clean this house up a bit. My daughter is coming into town tomorrow for a couple of days, and things are a bit neglected. Been out in the yard too much. Reckon I could get Clara Edwards to come over and help me? Naw, she'd tell everybody how dusty my house is.
Have a great evening. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 02, 2003 - Msg 15907: Are you sure she isn't Bertha Edwards? LOL That's what Aunt Bea was calling her last night! If you do get Miss Edwards to clean your house you better watch out that Andy and Opie don't go and mess it up again just to make you feel needed!

The butterflies in your garden sound so nice. I don't expect to see any more of those around here for a while. But I won't be seeing any skeeters either! A silver lining...

Here's wishing one and all a wonderful, peaceful and blessed evening,

Mary Wiggins

October 02, 2003 - Msg 15908: Thanks for the advice, Asa, but I have a bladder infection. How am I gonna soak that??!

I think Clara's name might actually be Bertha Clara Edwards and she decided to go with her middle name. heehee

Ro, I just adore squirrels. I remember as a child when I would visit my grandparents in Michigan, my Grandpa had a screened-in patio on the front of his house and every morning this squirrel would come to the front door, stand on the stoop and knock on the glass door. Grandpa would open the door and hand him a peanut butter sandwich. The squirrel would take the sandwich and be on his way. It was the cutest thing! My Grandpa was neat to do that, I thought. My dad on the other hand is always trying to keep the squirrels out of his yard and off of the bird feeder. He has tried all kinds of inventions to keep them off, like hanging the feeder way out on a tiny limb and greasing the wire it was hanging from. Nothing worked so he just gave up. You got to love those squirrels because they are so smart.

Homemaker, hope all goes well with your sweet boy. Lord watch over him.

Well, time to think about sleeping. Love to all!

October 03, 2003 - Msg 15909: Mornin' porch. Yep, it sure was fun at Mayberry Days this year. We stayed in the old Andy Griffith home place one night and had chili and cornbread whilst we watched "The Andy Griffith Show" together. We had a little picnic in the Visitor's Center their lovely gazebo...Snappy Lunch pork chop sandwiches. Mmmmm...good. And our own private concert by LeRoy McNees - what a prince of a fella HE is. Yes, Jennie & MPO, it was a fun time all the way around.

October 03, 2003 - Msg 15910: Emma, that sounds like so much fun! Glad you had a good time.


October 03, 2003 - Msg 15911: Emma, don't forget about the wonderful time we had crowning our "King of Mayberry Trivia", MPO. And watching the parade together. I especially loved our drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to the winery for lunch. What special times we have with our Mayberry family.

October 03, 2003 - Msg 15912: Goooolleeeyyyy Emma and jennieboone. Sounds like y'all had a blast. I hope to make it there someday.
OK Homemaker, you bad mouthing my golf game? Don't nobody bad mouth my golf game. I'll have yoy know that if I played a little better I'd be on the PGA tour. LOL SO THERE!!!
I ain't sure how you soak yer bladder Boo, unless you soak in booze like Otis does. LOL


October 03, 2003 - Msg 15913: Asa, you'd love it in Mt. Airy. Even if you don't go during Mayberry Days, they have a pretty Mayberry-like mainstreet, and you'd LOVE the Visitor's Center with all the Andy Griffith things. You can get a porkchop sandwich, and a haircut at Floyds..see the Old Mayberry jail..

October 03, 2003 - Msg 15914: Asa - I am not bad mouthing your golf game but don't you remember all the injury you caused poor Hazel while you were practicing your swing with her weeds?
I hope to make it to Mt. Airy and to Raleigh to see the new statue of Andy and Opie. That is on my plans right after our tour of TX next summer!

Thanks for the concern Boo - the conference wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. He is holding his own in first grade (doesn't that sound funny) but he does struggle. He'll get through - he has a very loving family and lots of resources to get him any help he will need to learn as much as he can.

Have a good Friday!


Maybe I need to make some Vegetable soup - that sounds delish!

October 03, 2003 - Msg 15915: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our very own, SWEETHEART of a gal, MISS ELLIE!!! I hope it's a great one filled with love and joy. And the best Mayberry Day ever.
Happy Birthday to you..Happy Birthday to you.. Happy Birthday Miss Ellie..... Happy Birthday to you!
jennieboone, your fishfriend from way back.

October 03, 2003 - Msg 15916: Happy Birthday Miss Ellie! Have a great one...

Mary Wiggins

October 03, 2003 - Msg 15917: Mt.Airy is nice! Manicurist and I want to move there. It was the site of our first date. I'm glad people are realizing it finally. There's a lot of cool things to see, and a lot of cool places to go. Take a ride up Pilot Mountain! Thats incredible. You've never seen anything like the view from that park before.
Also, no trip to Mt.Airy is complete without a haircut at Floyd's, owned and operated by Mr.Russell Hiatt. Go in and meet him. Whatever you do, Meet Mr.Russell. He is the nicest person you will ever meet in your lifetime.
Snappy Lunch is great, but the Bluebird diner is also good, and Leons down the street from the Snappy has the best burger I've ever eaten.
After you've eaten, take a nice leisurely walk down Main St.down to Wally's, or just walk around town.

Jimmy The Goat

October 03, 2003 - Msg 15918: Another really great person to meet in Mt. Airy is an older gentleman named Rabbit. He is the crossing guard/policeman who sees that everyone makes it safely to and from the Andy Griffith Playhouse all day long. (in the heat of the day to boot)

October 03, 2003 - Msg 15919: Happy Birthday to Miss Ellie!! I believe Miss Ellie was my first official internet correspondent and we've been close friends ever since. I also agree with Jimmy the Goat about Russell Hiatt. He has to be the sweetest gentleman in Mount Airy. And "Rabbit" is definitely another nice man there. Mount Airy wouldn't be the same without them. Asa (and anybody else who hasn't been), you should try to go there'd love it...LOVE it!

October 03, 2003 - Msg 15920: Maybe some day.....just so many other priorities right now witt small children and all. I would she like to visit Mt. Airy when the kids are older. Ya'll make it sound so inviting.


October 03, 2003 - Msg 15921: What in the world did I just say??! I don't know what is wrong with my today. I just can't seem to think straight.


October 03, 2003 - Msg 15922: I see that Boo took Asa's advice and decided to soak her bladder with booze! LOL Only kidding Boo! I've had days like that myself! I've never been to Mt. Airy-sure would love to visit.
Happy Birthday Miss Ellie! Hope you had a wonderful day!
Well,I'm worn out from a hard day on the job,so guess that's it for now.Y'all take care!
possum under a rock

October 04, 2003 - Msg 15923: Happy Belated Birthday Miss Ellie, and a big ol HEY to the porch! Breakfast is served: grits, gravy, sausage, bacon, biscuts, eggs your way and some fresh FL OJ.

Y'all come now, ya hear?
~ Mrs. Wiley

October 04, 2003 - Msg 15924: Happy Birthday Miss Ellie sorry I'm late, hello porch,

Ellen Brown

October 04, 2003 - Msg 15925: Good morning all! Well, it's rainy here, but I've got sunshine in my heart, because today, Manicurist and Jimmy the Goat have been together 3 months as of this day...I guess it's like Goober says. We all carry our weather inside of us...Ooops. I better stop,before Manicurist says, "Jimmy the goat, will you stop! You about to drive me out my mind!" Anyone remember that episode where ANdy yelled at Goober? Have a great day, ya'll.
Jimmy The Goat

October 04, 2003 - Msg 15926: Hey, let me clear this up.The above was a joke. We kid around about that episode, but the Manicurist has never ever yelled at me. She's a very kind, sweet, wonderful person. Just wanted to clear that up. Although she did try to kick me once, when I chewed through my rope and wandered around town. Have a good one.
Jimmy The Goat

October 04, 2003 - Msg 15927: Hello all! It's a gray day on my side of the Porch. And cold too. Here is: "Sunshine Song" to warm us all. Here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 04, 2003 - Msg 15928: Hey BDJ welcome back! Good to see you. Hope you had safe travels and didn't run into too much trouble getting back across the (ALL TOGETHER NOW)
Robert E. Lee Natural Bridge. LOL I could use a jug of the squeezins as a reward for finishing my first week of physical therapy. And how about Red River Valley...could you and the boys scrub that one off for me?

I believe there was an episode in both black and white and color where Andy yelled at Goober. The one in black and white was when he assembled Gilly Walker's car in the court house. (speed speed speed...pucka pucka pucka) and I am not sure, but didn't Andy yell at Goober in the Oregano Episode? (Ya wanna know the secret ingredient, I'll tell ya. It's Oregano!)

Gotta run...another beautiful autumn day in southern Indiana. We should be peeping at some awful purty leaves here in the next week or so.

the leaf peepin, chili eating, neck sugar stealin', therapy doing, jug sippin'
fun girl

October 04, 2003 - Msg 15929:
- Hazel

October 04, 2003 - Msg 15930: Over and under.

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15931: uh... I mean out and over.

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15932: Good Morning everyone, I hope everyone has a blessed Sabbath. I'm off to work. And it is a beautiful fall day here. Only 55 degrees. Just perfect weather. Just not to work in . LOL Ya'll have a wonderful day and I'll see ya's later--Salty Dog

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15933: How is everyone liking the black and white episodes? I'm sure glad they're back. Right now they're showing my favorite one.

I was watching "Leave it to BEaver" last night. It was called, "The Shave," and it was about Wally's first shave. Guess who the barber was? It was Floyd! Except Ward kept calling him Sam...

Have a good day,
Jimmy the Goat

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15934: I'm loving the black and whites!! I really enjoyed the epilogue of "Quiet Sam" (not sure if that was the name of the episode) this morning where they gave the baby a shower and sang to Sam and Lilly -that was so sweet. And my favorite line in the show where Barney says to Ange about dissecting the grasshopper in class..." FROZE!!" That just kills me.

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15935: Yep, "Quiet Sam" is just about my all-time favorite Andy ep. I love that epilogue too. And the part where Floyd says "psssttt" from the bushes. Just part of an old posse that Barney was forming there for awhile.
- Hazel

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15936: Hello porch, just checking in.

Ellen Brown

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15937: test

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15938: Subject: Fw: Pecans In The Cemetery

> > >On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just
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> > >the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and

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> > >down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts.

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> > >"One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me," said one boy. Several

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> > >dropped and rolled down toward the fence. Another boy came riding along

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> > >road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside

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> > >the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, "One

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> > >you, one for me. One for you, one for me." He just knew what it was. He

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> > >jumped back on his bike and rode off.

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> > >Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along. "Come

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> > >here quick," said the boy. "You won't believe what I heard! Satan and the

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> > >Lord

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> > >are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls."

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> > >The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk." When

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> > >boy insisted though, the man hobbled to the cemetery. Standing by the

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> > >they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me..."

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> > >The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been tellin' the truth. Let's see if

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> > >can see the Lord." Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet

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> > >were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the

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> > >wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a

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> > >glimpse of the Lord.

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> > >At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. That's all. Now let's go

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> > >those nuts by the fence and we'll be done." They say the old man made it

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> > >back to town a full 5 minutes ahead of the boy on the bike.

My sister-in law sent this to me I thought it was cute.

Ellen Brown

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15939: ME? Soak my bladder in booze (hic)?! Never (hic)!

You just have to keep rubbing salt in my wounds, don't you Salty Dog?? It is HOT here today!

Jimmy the G, was that the episode where Ben tries to foreclose on the Scobees? I think that one is so sweet. I just love it when Andy takes Ben to the Scobees and after being so mean to them (all an act, of course), he winks at Mrs. Scobee to let her know he is trying to trick old Ben (who won't die but will just "nasty" away, as Andy put it). Such a neat episode showing what it means to be a real neighbor.

I don't remember the "Quiet Sam" episode. Would someone be so kind as to refresh my memory, please? Thank you.

Better go. We are having revival meeting this week at church and I have to get ready. Have a wonderful Sunday evening and take time to give thanks!


October 05, 2003 - Msg 15940: Subject: Fw: Pecans In The Cemetery

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me," said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence. Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, "One
for you, one for me. One for you, one for me." He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along. "Come
here quick," said the boy. "You won't believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls." The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk." When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled to the cemetery. Standing by the fence they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me..." The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been tellin' the truth. Let's see if we can see the Lord." Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet
were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a
glimpse of the Lord. At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. That's all. Now let's go get
those nuts by the fence and we'll be done." They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes ahead of the boy on the bike.

Sorry this should be easier to read.

Boo, we're having revival at our church also, this seems to be a good time for revivals.


October 05, 2003 - Msg 15941: Sheesh!

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15942: That's a good one, EB!

Revival was good tonight. We heard about the three Hebrew children who were thrown in the furnace by King Nebu...Nebuk...whatever. Great story about standing up for what you believe in no matter what the cost.

Later, Gators!

October 05, 2003 - Msg 15943: Hi everyone! just checking in. It was real cool here last week but today it was lovely. Got to do some yard work. My husband's been busying himself with getting an old mini bike of my dad's fixed up for the kids to ride. They got to ride it today and for the first time in ages we had a good weekend. I took your advice, Ro. The kids and I went with my mom on the scenic drive yesterday. We had fun there too.
Hope ya'll are having a good day too.
Charlotte Tucker

October 06, 2003 - Msg 15944: Don't rub it in, Charlotte. It was almost 90 degrees here today!!


October 06, 2003 - Msg 15945: Ditto here, Boo. Where I live there is no winter, only 2 months of spring and the rest all summer. I'd like to see a goosebump! We have to go to a Jewish wedding in SF this week, (should be educational from a historical point of view) maybe we'll get some cooler weather there. I hope we get to go to China Town and eat - I love the little parasols they put in the rice, haha. Hey Asa, when I fly over your house Wed night, I'll wave, OK? I 'spect you'll see me if your up on someone's roof drink... I mean setting up lights.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Bye Aunt don't know my cousin, and they don't have a phone, so you won't be able to call me..."CLINK-CLANK"...

October 06, 2003 - Msg 15946: What ep is that qoute from, Mrs. Wiley??

October 06, 2003 - Msg 15947: Aunt Bea's pickles!!
Have a Mayberry Day!
Charlotte Tucker

October 06, 2003 - Msg 15948: Howdy Porch pals.
Hope you is well.
I is well.
Thats all fer now.


October 06, 2003 - Msg 15949: Goosebumps are overrated, Mrs. Wiley. Take it from someone who lives where we have about 7 months of winter and only 3 months of summer. We'd have more summer if it weren't for spring and fall.:) I'd like to live in a place with more summer. And living in Mt. Airy sounds nice too!
Asa, I'm glad your eye is well.
-Sterling Holobyte

October 06, 2003 - Msg 15950: Good Job Sterling - I couldn't have said it better myself. We'll keep an "I" on Asa to see what he replies with next.
We had a cool week-end and a warmup on the way. Unfortunately - the little beetle bugs are out in full force. They stink and get into everything. YUCK!


October 06, 2003 - Msg 15951: We got them bugs too, homemaker. They not only stink and get into everything, they bite or sting or something painful. Where'd they come from anyhow? We didn't used to have those things!
Charlotte Tucker

October 06, 2003 - Msg 15952: Well Sterling, you would love South Texas. In all honesty, there have been times when I was in Colorado in the winter and I got so cold I thought I would die (and it wasn't that cold in colorado-just about 10 degrees). I don't know if I could tolerate a real winter. The heat here in the summer can be really terrible and you feel like you are in hibernation because it is too hot to be outside during the day. It doesn't cool off at night much, either because of the high humidity. I guess it is just hard to actually end up living in the perfect climate year round.

I was thinking about all of you because I have a little cold and am about to smear some VICKS on my neck.

Have a good evening!

October 06, 2003 - Msg 15953: It may be an old wives tale but I heard the government released them to eat other bugs. . .who knows - it may be another reason - but I heard it was the feds! They are really bad in the fall and again in the spring. And it is always during the last hurrah of fall and the first hurrah of spring.

Well - it is time to finish homework for the evening and to do a little paperwork of my own.

Glad you had a better weekend CT.


October 06, 2003 - Msg 15954: I'm home Porch! Dog tired, but home! We had a ball!! Sure is beautiful country out there & visiting with the family was just wonderful. I will have to catch up on the archives, but that will have to wait, I gotta get to bed, another work day tomorrow! Dad-burn it!
Wonder what causes that?

October 06, 2003 - Msg 15955: Hi Mavis! Glad you had a great time. Good to have you back on the porch safe and sound.

I would love to stay out here on the porch and chat but I have a cold and am now going to bed with Vicks (not Vic).

Nighty Night,

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15956: Night-night Boo, hope you get to feelin better. Goin to bed with who? Sounds like something for Mayberry After Midnight! :-) Welcome home Mavis, thanks for checking in on us while you were away. Hey to CT, Sterling and Asa!

~ Mrs. Wiley

Aunt Bea: Andy, what are you doing home this time of day? Are you Sick?
Andy: Yeah, I'm sick.
Aunt Bea: Law, you get right into a hot bath...
Andy: Naw, I'm not that kind of sick, I'm just sick.

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15957: Welcome home Mavis, glad you had a good time. I dont know about them beetles, but the govt releases lady bugs here each fall, and it's about the time they do it too. Aggrivating lil things too, they stink and get into everythang. They're just a pestilance is what they are. And the pestilance will find you. LOL... ya'll have a good night--Salty Dog


October 07, 2003 - Msg 15958: Howdy Porch! FRANKIE FLINT

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15959: Mornin' Y'all! Have a great day! Thought you could use some coffee and Krispy Kremes this morning-the Poptarts are for you Charlotte! Glad to know that you enjoyed your weekend.Hope next weekend is even better!
My lil Laci has started cooing and she now weighs 5 pounds! I'm still trying to figure out those dagburn doctors who tried to label her with all types of syndromes and such-Geesh! Her pediatrician said that she is a very healthy baby.She is the cutest thing! (Laci,not her pediatrician! Well,she might be cute,but I've never seen her so I'll reserve judgement-ha ha)
Y'all have a great day!
possum under a rock

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15960: ITHINKI'VEHEARDJUSTABOUTENOUGHABOUTTHEMVICKS!!-tee hee Salty Dog

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15961: Msg 15953: Hey homemaker, how are the feds any worse in the fall and spring than any other time? tee hee. Yea, Salty, I think it's those orange ladybug things homemaker's talking about. That's what I'm talkin' about anyhow. If it's the government releasing those things I wish they'd quit. I think we got along just fine without them. Sorry you have a cold, Boo. Hope the Vicks perks you right up. Thanks for the Pop Tarts, possum. You know how I love Pop Tarts. They gotta be the real thing though, none of them dry generic brands. I want the gooey ones filled with jelly. Hey to Mavis. Glad you're back and had a good time. Mrs. Wiley, which show was that quote from? Hubby thinks it's the one where Goober's got the car in the courthouse. Is he right?
Charlotte Tucker

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15962: Possum,
Glad your little Laci is doing so well! Praise God!

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15963: Hey folks, can anyone tell me the name of the episode where Inspector Case is coming and Opie brings Andy a Fishing hat ant tacky tie to wear?

~ Mrs. Wiley

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15964: Sorry, Mrs. Wiley, my head is all clogged with Vicks vapors and I can't remember a thing (ah-choo!).


October 07, 2003 - Msg 15965: "I swallowed my gum!"

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15966: Okay - they are ladybugs and the feds are bad too! What do you think will happen in California today? Will Ah-nold prevail?
Sorry about your cold but with Vicks on the scene - well, you can't go wrong with vicks!


October 07, 2003 - Msg 15967: I was wondering where all those ladybugs came from! I went for a bike ride yesterday and I got hit by about a thousand of them.
But a pestilence, Salty Dog? Isn't that a sign of the coming apocalypse?
Who'd of thought it would be ladybugs!;)

Well, I better go get outside. It's supposed to be in the 80's today. This must be our indian summer so I better enjoy it before the cold comes back.
Speaking of cold, get well Boo!
-Sterling Holobyte

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15968: Heloo to the doctor again. It has been a month since my fall and my fat lip still hasn't gone down and the doctor says it may be filled with fluid and so today he is gonna aspirate it. Makes me light headed just to think about it. But if it returns me to my adorable little self, I guess it is something I will just have to live with. LOL

fun girl

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15969: Good luck Fun Girl. Hope the Dr. visit helps.
Hope you get better to Boo. I'm wondering if you have a Vicks addiction. LOL
Hey Mrs. Wiley, it is so good to see you posting again. I'll be looking for your fly-over tomorrow. Be caredul in Frisco, boy you wouldn't have to look very hard to find a felony there. LOL
Hey Salty, them lady bugs are good for your garden. They eat all kinds of bugs.
It will be fun to see if Awww-nold makes it in California homemaker. Sounds like he might.
Glad your weekend was better Charlotte and so glad to hear that Laci is doing so well Possum.
Get out there and enjoy that sun Sterling. Been very nice here as well.
Guess I better go so.... 10-4.


October 07, 2003 - Msg 15970: Well those ladybugs might be good for the garden, but they aint doin me any good in my house. Please dont report me... but they usually get so bad of a fall, that I have to vaccuum them up at least every other day. And they dont smell very respectable either. Ok.. I'm off my lady bug soap box now. LOL.. I'll see ya's later--Salty Dog

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15971: Good luck FG..


October 07, 2003 - Msg 15972: Hey to the porch - Mrs. Wiley, the episode you're gropin' for is #26, "The Inspector".

Milton P. Oliver
"How can you think about fishin' and huntin' when there's an inspector comin'?"

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15973: That ep was called "The Inspector", Mrs. Wiley.
Mavis, although you've been gone... oh, these many days, you remained steadfast in our hearts.
- Hazel

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15974: We was postin' at the same time, Milton. Amazing, that is the same idea I had.
- Hazel

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15975: Salty if they report you, they'll have to report me & I guess me & you will have to share a cell. Hope Aunt Bee brings her chicken for lunch, that's my favorite! Them ladybugs are all over my house, enough of them to haul one of my dogs off if they wanted to! Thanks for the welcome backs, it's good to be back home! But it's time for bed.

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15976: Didn't mean to talk over you Hazel that was real sweet what you said there! I'm wellin up just thinking about it! *sniff*
you know what yer cryin about?? A bed with a lid on it!!

October 07, 2003 - Msg 15977: Thanks MPO & Hazel - yer the cats! ~ Mrs. Wiley

October 08, 2003 - Msg 15978: Well. the big city doc wasn't able to get anything out of my lip. Can't say he didn't try tho. I feel like somebody done ran over my lip with Gilly Walker's car. Purty sore tonight. Doc says the next step is facial surgery. I gotta say it's just SO MUCH FUN to be me. LOL

IVESEENJUSTABOUTENOUGHOFTHEMDURNLADYBUGS! And yes, they shore do stink something awful.
fun girl

October 08, 2003 - Msg 15979: Well, my stars! Here I've lived 64 years, and I never knew that ladybugs stink. I've always thought they were the cutest little things, and I know they're very beneficial in the garden. You can buy them by the pint in the garden centers around here, to release in your yard. They eat aphids by the zillions. A couple of years ago, believe it or not, a colony of them invaded one of our hospital rooms, on the second floor yet. The patient called out that there were bugs all over, and I headed for her room thinking she had received a bit too much pain medication. When I entered the room, there they were, little red and black ladybugs everywhere. All over the floor, the walls, the furniture, even her bed. We moved the patient to another room, and I spent about an hour sweeping up ladybugs into piles and scooping them onto sheets of paper and dumping them into plastic bags. Released most of them outside the hospital, but I confess I "stole" a couple of bags and brought them home to my flowerbeds. Didn't notice any stink, though.

Boo, dear, you keep that Vicks going until you're well. I declare, you and those kiddoes have more respiratory ailments than anyone I ever heard of. Maybe you should just grease the kids with Vicks every day, sick or not. That way any germs they encounter will stick in the Vicks and won't make it into their noses and throats. (teehee)
Charlotte, I got my royalty check, and I think I may frame it. Well, a copy of it, anyway. Thanks! And I'm glad you had a decent weekend. Do you really think that little ploy helped? I hope so.

Possum, I've heard tell that you can OD on babyneck sugar, so you be careful now. It's never happened to me, but you never know. If it's true, though, well - what a way to go!

Asa, and Sterling, you two are just the cats. What would the porch do without you? Just for sheer fun and good humor. And the rest of you - you're just all such good friends. Wish we could all meet up somewhere one day. Well, we will, of course, but I mean in this lifetime! (teehee)

OK, I'm off to the ironing board. The Plum is walking around in here giving me disapproving looks, so I assume she's ready for bed. Have a great week, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 08, 2003 - Msg 15980: Hey to the porch - whoever asked earlier about pictures from Mayberry Days, I've got some posted now over at the Mayberry Giants: "Hit One for the Ol' Goober" website.

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

October 08, 2003 - Msg 15981: