October 20, 2003 - Msg 16183: Hello all! Hey Spot and *Mavis, Here is a couple of jugs fer ya'. I can't say it will help with yor misery Mavis. But then again it aint gonna hurt none neither. Ha-Ha. Time fer: "Doug's Tune". Play it a 'purty boys.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 20, 2003 - Msg 16184: Hey to the Porch.
BDjr, after that one, play "Dance till your stockins' are hot and ravelin' " ...

-- Jelsik

October 20, 2003 - Msg 16185: Hey Briscoe, you even cleaned up after yerself. Where do you git the time to do it all? LOL
Hey to Jelsik.
Boy, sure summerish on my porch this afternoon. Pushing 85. Thats warm for October 20th.
Think I'll go make me a glass of that lemonade and go sit and sip for a bit.


October 20, 2003 - Msg 16186: Hey Asa, I just grab a hold of somethin' an' hang on. Fer my friend, Jelsik: "Dance till your stockins' are hot and ravelin' " Away we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 20, 2003 - Msg 16187: Thank ya kindly for the jug Briscoe I think I'll see if it works on the misery or not, I'll let ya know. JELSIK! where you been hiding? Dont' stay gone so long ya hear? Spot you are a card, you know that, I know you are new, but you fit right in. I have really enjoyed your posts. Rob you be sure Ro takes pictures of the Plum in her outfit & sends them out, I bet she is cute! I got one of my Chihuahua in a little mexican outfit that is too cute! She ain't real happy about it, but I thought it was cute. Now back to them durn ladybugs~not only do they stink & bite, but they taste awful too! Didn't know one was in my pop can helping his nasty little self to a drink & I managed to swallow the nasty thing & I can as-sure you they don't taste good at all! I'm off to fold clothes, (again!)

October 20, 2003 - Msg 16188: Jelsik walk with me, Jelsik dance with me, Jelsik kiss my mouth! I always loved Ernest T's face when he said that!

October 20, 2003 - Msg 16189: Hey BDJ, do you and the boys happen to know, "Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me One More Time?"
Just wondering.

fun girl

October 20, 2003 - Msg 16190: Ok here is a great recipe I found in one of my cookbooks, it's quick & easy & tastes good to boot.

"Big Orange" Pork Chops

Arrange 4-6 pork chops in 9 X 13 greased pan. Mix: 1/2 cup of orange juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper in bowl until sugar is dissolved.
Pour over pork chops & bake on 350* 45 minutes, basting occasionally.
They are WONDERFUL! & I don't like pork chops.
The "big orange" of course is for University of Tennessee, being as how I am from TN. (heehee)
Asa my Skins started off looking pretty good, don't know what happened to them! *sniff*

October 20, 2003 - Msg 16191: Good night, porchsters!
Charlotte Tucker

October 20, 2003 - Msg 16192: Good night Charlotte Tucker. And goodnight to your feet too. I imagine there asleep.


October 21, 2003 - Msg 16193: Howdy. I have been TOO busy, lately but finally had a chance to read up and sit on the porch for a little while. Hope you are all well tonight.

I wanted to tell Rob that I will be sure and visit McDonald's when I am in Fredricksburg and prayers for the house situation.

I would like to ask your prayers for a freind, please. A dr I used to work with and who delivered my son, has inoperable brain cancer. He is a wonderful fellow and is a young husband and father. His name is Russell and he is a real credit to the Human race. Ro, he is one of the "good ones"--not a bit of ego in him, and has a kind, gentle spirit.

Mavis, when you were talking about dressing your Chihuahua in a Mexican outfit I thought of an episode of Leave It To Beaver that was so cute. Do ya'll remember the one when Beaver brings home a lost Chihuahua hidden in his coat and he and Wally are upstairs in their room looking at the dog. Wally says, "He looks like one of those Mexican Hairless dogs" and Beaver replies, "Well, I don't know if he's a Mexican but he is hairless.". Later afer their parents discover the dog and are questioning Beaver about it, June asks, "I wonder what kind of dog he is?" and Beaver says, "Wally says he's a bald-headed Mexican". LOL I love that show!

Well, I am getting pretty sleep so I will say goodnight and sweet dreams!


October 21, 2003 - Msg 16194: Oh Asa, you are a bird. But that wasn't me who had feet that fall asleep. That was Maude and Cora. I'm from Buffalo or was it Charlotte?? Anyway...Boo, I love Leave it to Beaver too. Last night Beaver wanted this awful Eskimo sweater--so bad that he spent his own $13 for it. Then that nasty Judy girl got the same sweater and he wouldn't wear his. He went to the movies and stuffed it behind a candy machine! It was a cute show. I need prayers--pray for me to get my writing assignments done and quit playing around outdoors in the beautiful weather! Hope the weather's as nice on your porches as it is on mine!
Charlotte Tucker

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16195: The Bengals have won two games this season. . .do you think it is getting colder way down under . . .I am talking way down!!


October 21, 2003 - Msg 16196: oops - homemaker

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16197: Well, homemaker, everyone knows Lions are tougher than Bengals, and we are 1 and 5! So there! The Lions are following in the Tigers footsteps!

Mary Wiggins

;( (There's always next year!)

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16198: Hello all! Hey Fun Girl, We no that'un. "Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me One More Time?" Enjoy!

Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16199: A BIG HEY TO MY PORCH SITTIN BUDDIES!!!


October 21, 2003 - Msg 16200: WELL WELL WELL...BDJ thanks so much for my jug of squeezins, gona hit the spot [get it--spot]...the old dog house gets a bit drafty on the cool Georgia nights , down near freezing the past two nights. Goober better get me some wheat straw for the house , I will tell him since I can talk...Still got the truck loaded with the logs for the bon fire at the duck pond just holler at me, possum you been cold the past few nights sleeping out side?.or have you been under the poach?Charlotte I hope the winter time dont bother yer feet to much....Mavis I think we gona try the pork chops tonight of tomorrow ..sounds good...Fried a turkey day before yesterday..ummm goood...well let me get back on the tractor got some down trees to pull off [been windy here] .see ya soon all of ya poachsters !.SIGNED: Spot Goobers talking dog ....pant..pant

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16201: oh ..and hey fun girl ..caint forget ya....signed: Spot goobers talking dog

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16202: Hey Spot,
Was that contraption that Opie and his friend stuck under your collar uncomfortable? I always wondered 'bout that!

Mary Wiggins

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16203: Now Now Mary, you know there was NOTHING under my collar.....I can talk , and for some triva who was the kid that was with Opie?...Signed: Spot Goobers talking dog............pant ...pant..
p.s. BDJ man these squeezing are GREAT !...there aint a flea that will bite and draw old spots blood ...........whew..........thanks....

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16204: Ha, ha, Spot! I pity any flea that bites you right now. He wouldn't be able to jump off of you, he'd have to stagger! Now wouldn't that be a sight? (teehee) Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16205: Well, spot, I'm not sure. Was it Arnold? Sterling Holobyte, was it you who said you made one of the TAGS jack'o'lanterns last year and it didn't turn out? We made Barney and Floyd and they both were really good. Can anyone tell me where those patterns were located or any others for that matter? Also, my little girl loves Get Smart and thinks she's Agent 99 (I think I've told you that before). Anyway, does anyone know where I can find some Get Smart Christmas gifts for her? She'd love a watch or a shoe phone!
Have a great evenin'!
Charlotte Tucker

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16206: Charlotte, I think the TVLand site has Get Smart watches and dolls. Check it out. I can tell your lil girl how to make a shoe phone... but I guess you know how. :-) I loved that show as a kid, too. Especially the "cone of scilence". Mel Brooks and Buck Henry are 2 of my favorite comedy writers.

Hey to the whole porch! I'm gonna try that Orange Chop recipe, sounds goOD. Alla y'all are GOOD FOLKS!

~ Mrs. Wiley

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16207: Evenin' Y'all.Hey Spot,on the chilly nights I make sure I stay under my rock! We've had some cool weather,but it jumped back near 80 degrees today. I love Autumn and hope it gets cool and stays cool.
Did y'all know that TVLand is doing a TAGS marathon on Nov.3rd? Just saw the commercial-gonna be a 3 hour marathon,plus some behind the scenes thing with Andy,Don,and Ron.
Well,guess I'll go do something constructive like watch tv-ha ha
Y'all have a great evening.Love to all!
possum under a rock

October 21, 2003 - Msg 16208: Hmmmm....a shoe phone. The Christmas gift for the person who has everything.

Thanks for letting us know about the TAGS marathon, Miss Possum. I have a very poor memory, though, so maybe you can remind me on Nov.2???

Been a busy day and this evening my little girl started looking pretty green and then threw up all over me so I am hoping she isn't getting sick again. Seems like every time I put her in the church nursery on Sunday, she is sick by Tuesday! She went to bed early, too, which is quite unlike the little tornado.

Hope everyone has a swell evening!

October 22, 2003 - Msg 16209: Thanks for the info, Mrs. Wiley. Oh, I also found the pumpkin patterns over at the Remshaw house! Forgetful me. I printed out Opie but he looks like a demon child on that pattern! We'll see!
Charlotte Tucker

October 22, 2003 - Msg 16210: Charlotte, go to www.mayberry.com and click on the old remshaw place link in the upper left corner , you will find the patterns and no i have not made any of then but printed them out , gona try this year , and doing know if it was Anorld or not , we need help with this one , he was a new kid , remember he wanted a new horse ...I knwe where one was ....but did not talk ...signed: Spot Goobers talking dog...pant ..pant

October 22, 2003 - Msg 16211: ok possum....noticed that boo refered to ya as miss....did not know yer gender...and boo hope yer youngen gets to feeling better...and Charlotte the opie pattern does look like a 666 child....!ok Romeena the fleas are kinda dieing off now ,,dont know if its the BDJ"S squeezings or cool weather...gona just get up to 70 here in good old Ga. today...hey Sugarplum....how old are ya sugarplum?...I got one gona be 5 in dec. and one gona be 12 in nov....we started winter basketball last monday...been in baseball for 7 years trying basketball now ....well possum stay warm , hey fun girl, and mavis, and Mrs Wiggins..just love the poarch!..gona get to the southern end and lay down now ...yall let me sleep ...OK...signed Spot, Goobers talking dog...

October 22, 2003 - Msg 16212: Good morning everyone. . .two days off this week! Thursday and Friday - no school!! YAY But I am going to be sanding and refinishing my kitchen floor. Sounds exciting I know. Don't everyone raise their hand to volunteer to help me! I can manage just fine. LOL
We have a birthday next week - my oldest will be 7! Wow - possum, my 4 pounder did grow up! He wants a Spongebob cake! He wants a basketball goar for his birthday.
Spot - you need some goats for your property. I can set you up with a herd. No more bushhogging! Well - almost none! Ha Ha Yes, Asa, I still have goats for sale. I gotta get pictures to Mavis too of the horses. Busy, busy, busy! Spot - I lived in LaGrange for awhile. It was nice but I prefer Indiana.
Well - I need to do something productive!


October 22, 2003 - Msg 16213: oops - that should be "goal" - he is really into basketball right now!


October 22, 2003 - Msg 16214: homemaker, Wal-Mart has some pretty nice basketball goals which don't cost an arm and a leg. I don't know what your budget is but I think the one we got for Kyle was about $68 dollars. He loves it. They are the kind you can roll around.

Uhhh, spot, just thought I would clue you in. Sugarplum is a furkid, if ya know what I mean. She doesn't like the D-g word. She does think she is a child. She is dearly beloved. She even has the UPS man trained to come in and give her a carrot from the refridgerator. Baby carrots are her favorite snack. And the bank tellers in the drive up window even say hey to her when Ro goes to the bank. I am not sure how old she is, but I am sure Ro will see your message and answer that for ya.

Chilly weather here in Indiana. Sweater time for sure.

fun girl

October 22, 2003 - Msg 16215: Tommy was the name of Opie's new pal who had the walkie-talkies...

October 22, 2003 - Msg 16216: Good afternoon, everyone! fun girl, thanks for helping Spot out. The Plum will be nine at Christmas, and I can hardly believe it. She surely doesn't act her age. Our den is one of the "sunken" kind so popular in the '70's, so there are step-ups. She always launches herself from about five or six feet back from the step, sails through the air like a little gazelle, and lands like a feather in the next room. I don't think she has a clue that she's supposed to be middle-aged. She is opinionated and stubborn, and loving, affectionate, joyful and playful, and is my precious little companion. She has seen me through good times and bad, through thick and thin, and always knows the right moment to play the clown. The folks here on the porch have taken her to their hearts, and always are so sweet to help me enjoy her. Thanks, friends!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 22, 2003 - Msg 16217: What will the Plum be for Halloween? She'll be cute no matter what!


October 22, 2003 - Msg 16218:
Human contact: "If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet. . . . There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."

Know who said that? Not Calvin Coolidge, but Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. God rest his soul.

October 22, 2003 - Msg 16219: Night Porch

October 22, 2003 - Msg 16220: Hi, homemaker. On cyberHalloween, the Plum will be a carrot, of course. However, since in real life we'll be in Florida visiting my son, I'm not sure what she'll be, maybe just herself. We'll see.

'Night, Mavis. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16221: Mornin', dear.
- Hazel

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16222: Mornin' Honey!

possum under a rock

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16223: Mornin' Porch! Biscuts, gravy, sausage fresh from the butcher, eggs (your way) and a tall glass of OJ.

I'll keep the coffee simmering.
~ Mrs. Wiley

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16224: Oh my Mrs. Wiley, you sure know how to wake a body up in a nice way. This looks delicous.


October 23, 2003 - Msg 16225: Good eating ,Good eating...ummmm....over easy on the eggs please ...not runny though...and Ok ..Ok...so im knew here , fun girl what is a furkid..?..a squirrel?...had 2 as pets once...but then again squirrels dont really ear carrots..hum?but never the less Sugarplum be cool ...ya here!..Asa how do ya want yer eggs?...Mrs Wiley wants to know...and Morning to you possum under a rock!..and homemaker keep kids into sports , for sure!...like I said I coached [last year]was my 14th little league team..[2 per year fall and spring]..trying basketball now..got practice sat...and about yer floors ...I'll bring my sander and jump in where I can and hang on...and Boo hope the youngen is better...mine has the pink eye [girl 5] but she is doing ok....hey Hazel...fun girl , possum under a rock, BDJ, and all the poach folks.....well its off to work now and hey Ro....signed: Spot Goobers talking dog ...and yes it was Tommy , whoever submitted that bit of info...hey Mavis!....aint cooked the chops yet but gona.....well I"mm-a-gone....pant ...pant...

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16226: spot - I think you need a drink of water - you are panting way tooo much. . .pant, pant!
It was so nice to sleep in until 7:00 this morning. I needed that extra bit of rest.
The hubby is renting the big sander tonite - so it looks like we will be working into the twilight hours. Tomorrow the youngest is going to Chuck E Cheeses with his best bud from pre-school. You know, he's old now, he's in kindergarten! LOL And next week the oldest (who's in first) goes to his social event of an after ghouls Halloween party. At least the youngest won't be pestering me to let him apply the finish to the floors. I will have enough trouble just keeping the oldest out o fmy hair!
Well- take care!


October 23, 2003 - Msg 16227: Oh - fungirl - thanks for the info about basket ball goals - I told my hubby that we should look there. I had seen them at Menards for around $90 (of course the one my son saw was the $250 ).


October 23, 2003 - Msg 16228:
Director Ron Howard was among those receiving an outstanding achievement award at the seventh annual Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards ceremony.
Howard, winner of the best-director Oscar for 2001's A Beautiful Mind, won the award for outstanding achievement in directing.

Way to go Op'!

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16229: hey homemaker , whats a Menards?....aint got those in the ole-south....well im at the ole power company its about 3 est...here till 6 am ..will be on the porch all night [till it gets to cool]....and got the bucket full of water now [11 hats full]...so just one pant for now....possum you doing ok?..Asa? BDJ?..fungirl mavis--hazel?.....and another thing sleeping till 7 homemaker ....well what time is early to you?..7 is to the old dog...signed: Spot Goobers talking dog...

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16230: Well spot - most days I am up at 4:30-5:00. So 7 is sleeping late! And Menards is similar to Home Depot, Lowes, etc. They sell lumber, appliances, plumbing and electrical - basically a man's dream store next to Bass Pro that is. I almost have the kitchen emptied out except for the kitchen table which will require my hubby's help. Did get the trailer painted - we have it traded/sold so we thought it could use a fresh coat of paint before we sent it on its way. That will be next weekends road trip. I'll be glad to see it gone. Then we are going to get our stock/horse trailer repainted this winter so it will be ready for goat shows next spring. Busy - busy - busy!
Well - take care. .
Asa - did you turn those hearing aids off again?
Hello Ro and Mavis and Hazel and CT, and Ellen well BDJ - could you toot out Salty Dog today?!!


October 23, 2003 - Msg 16231: ASA.........ASA..o well..and let me know how the floor goes homemaker ,got hardwood floors at the old dog house also [not in the kitchen] , house is 6 years old and the floors could use a refinishing let me know if I need to hire it out or can the old dog do it ..well hi to all, where has everybody been ..and what is a furkid?..hey Ro , and sugarplum, BDJ, one more time ...ASA!!..signed: Spot goobers talking dog...

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16232: october 23, 2003 hello porch sitters from penny pinching barney chapter in lincoln, illinois. the weather is taking a dip starting tommorow, so i guess porch setting will have to move indoors at floyds or the beauty shop. well it is about time to make some shine. you know i only make it once a year and dont sell any andy. if this is being monitered just kidding about the shine. ole raffe

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16233: 'WAKE UP ASA"....and raffe a jug of shine would be great ..if ya got a bit to spare..getting nippey here in the old south ga.....signed :spot goobers talking dog...hey fun girl ,BDJ, mavis , hazel, possum, gona make a great big pot of homemade deer chili.....umm

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16234: Evening Ever'body! Spot a furkid is a pet. We don't say (d-o-g) in front of Sugarplum, who by the way is a Maltese that lets Ro live in the house with her, she thinks she is a little 4 legged kid with fur, thus, furkid. I have 5 of them & 3 featherkids at my house. Matter of fact, I guess we could call you a furkid! teehee. I'm off to fix dinner, pork roast with gravy, homecanned (canned them myself) green beans with potatoes, & corn on the cob. Ya'll are welcome to join me, but you gotta wash yer own dishes, I do enough washing furkids during the day to wash dishes at night. Ya'll have a good one.

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16235: Evenin' Y'all! "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" is on the ABCFamily Channel right now! Been on for almost an hour,but you can catch the rest of it if you tune in ASAP! Good ole' Don Knotts-ain't another one like him,that's for sure.
I'm doing alright Spot,hope you're getting along okay over in GA. Think it's gonna be sorta nippy on the southern end of the porch tonight,so make sure you stay in your doghouse tonight! Me,I'll hunker down under my rock as usual.
My Lil' Laci is up to 6 pounds now! Over by one ounce,actually.Wish y'all could see her. I talk to her all the time and tell her that she was a brave girl in the hospital and how big and strong she is getting,and it's like she knows what I'm saying-she'll start breathing excitedly for a few seconds(I call it huffing and puffing!) like she's all proud of herself! So cute!
Well,gotta go hit the sofa and relax a bit.Y'all have a nice evening!
possum under a rock

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16236: Ok ,,Ok Mavis will be there shortly sounds like good eatens, and yep im a furkid , and have a 90 lb. black lab furkid , and 4 finkids and one scalekid,and two real kids!..and how do you do your pork roast?...never could get it right ..being a recent became single dog would like to know some good food tips!..and I will wash all the dishes..wake up ASA!signed: Spot Goobers talking dog...

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16237: hey possum!..glad Lil"Laci is huffing and puffing ..great news!and she has a right to be proud !..and yea gona be cool tonight ,will stay on the southern end of the porch till the nip gets to me then to the dog house for the night..need to put me a wood burnning stove in my dog house , anybody got one for sell?..signed: Spot Goobers talking dog...

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16238: Hey Spot, do you know how to make Bubble and Squeek? Ya simply take the left over veggies after you've made pot roast and cook them up in a skillet with a little oil. Malcom Merriweather made that dish famous. And a friend of mine from England confirmed the recipe. Speaking of Trevor...my dear friends, I have not heard from him since the serious Jeep accident he was in during the summer. I have sent email to his address several times and so I am afraid something awful has happened and Cherry is emotionally unable to get around to answering his email. Can anyone tell me if it is common for someone to come around after a coma caused by brain swelling and then die from it?

Way to go little Laci. What a kid! We are proud and thrilled along with possum that she has turned out to be such a joy to the family.

Asa, Asa....ASA! Where ya be? Did ya fall asleep on duty over to the bank again? Maybe Mrs. Asa needs to whallop ya over the head with a leg 'o lamb. I reckon that'll wake ya up.

Later friends,
fun girl

October 23, 2003 - Msg 16239: What in the world is Bubble and Squeek?...I mean the name..and left over veggies?..we aint eat yet how can they be left overs?..got to get some covers for the dog house ..ASA! ASA! ...and dont hit ASA with the leg of lamb I aint eat yet...we can cook it up with that Bubbles and Squeek con-coc-shun fun girl had dreamed up ...LOL..well gona snooze on the southern end of the porch for a bit and take a nap..possum you under the rock?...yall dont wake me now..got to get that stove in my dog house..got wood split ...pant ..pant..signed:goobers talking dog Spot....all take care now ya-here...

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16240: Hey, everybody! Been mighty busy the last couple of days, getting ready for a trip to Florida. The Plum and I leave early in the morning, will be out there about ten days. We're flying, of course, but don't worry about the Plum. She goes in her little duffle-bag style carrier, and right into the cabin with me. Rides on the floor between my feet, just curls up next to my foot and goes to sleep. The carrier has mesh sides, so she has plenty of air, and doesn't seem to mind the trip at all. In fact, when I put her carrier on the floor a while ago, she put two of her toys inside it, apparently now considers herself "packed" for the trip. She's a caution, that little furkid.

Mavis, I know exactly what you mean about Laci's "huffing and puffing". I love when babies do that, you just know they're all excited to be getting your attention, and are trying so hard to respond. So sweet. That little angel is certainly an answer to porch prayers.

I'll be checking in from time to time while I'm on the Florida end of the porch. Y'all be sweet now, and act like somebody. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16241: Hey Romeena !you and the plum have a wonderful trip..keep the Florida end of the porch under control, we will be ok up here me and possum under a rock will take care of things here..well its about midnight here, im at work, keeping 160,000 peoples light on , hey mavis , hazel, and BDJ, homemaker , fun girl, Charlotte Tucker, Boo, and all of the porchsters, and Mrs Wiggins, and Mrs Wiley.....night to all ....signed:Spot Goobers talking dog...

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16242: Didn't you ever see the episode where Malcom comes to town and becomes Andy's "gentleman's gentleman"? He makes bubble and squeek for Andy and Opie. It is named for the sound it makes while it's cooking. If you have not seen that episode, it's worth a look.

Barney: You know what I think. I think he's not from around here.

Andy: You know what I bet, I bet he's from Eckmondwyke England. Go on. Ask him where he's from.

Barney: Hey fella, where abouts are ya from?

Malcom: Eckmodwyke England.

The look on Barney's face is priceless.

fun girl

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16243: "You know what I think? I think he's from... somewheres else."

Morning Porch, Ro, I'll be looking for your plane to fly over. Spot, I'm on the S.FL side of the porch. It's just now starting to turn cool - 90 degrees. It's not the temps but the humidity that's lessening. Asa, I'll bet Mrs. Asa cooks you up some good vittles, didn't you say once that you grow corn?? MmmMM! Love those fresh veggies. Possum, I know you are in baby heaven, Laci sounds SO CUTE!

Prayers for all who need them! Y'all have a Mayberry day,
~ Mrs. Wiley

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16244: Morning Porch pals.
Sorry I ain't been here to much this week. Just been busier than a fly's tail in cow season....wait, that don't sound right does it? Well, you get the drift.
Have a safe trip Ro and SugarPlum. We await hearing from you in Florida.
Hey Spot, them bubbles and squeek that Malcom made sounds good. Main meal at one end and dessert in the other. Just gotta start at the right end I reckon. Of course my motto is life is uncertain, eat dessert first. LOL
Mrs. Wiley, you need to come by here sometime in July and get some of my fresh corn (the only way to eat it) It'll put a big ol smile on yer face.
I hope Trevor is OK FunGirl. I think sometimes them head injuries can mess you up for a while so hopefully he is just dealing with some headaches and stuff, nothing serious I hope.
Well gots to get to work. It's Friday though and that makes me grin.
Prayers and hugs to you all.


October 24, 2003 - Msg 16245: Morning Porch Friends,
Sure have had beautiful weather this week, but I think it's supposed to get nasty--cooler at least. My grandma is not well and I need to go sit with her today. She is 86 and miserable with stomach pain. Please pray for her today. Spot, thanks for the Remshaw advice. It appears that I found it just before you posted your message! Thanks anyway. Homemaker, we have Menards here too! My husband loves that store. Boo, hope your younguns is better. What is Plum dressing up as for Halloween? Ro, I'm sending you and Mavis a cute email of dog halloween costumes I got this morning. Had parent teacher conferences last night and got great accolades on our kids' behavior. Made mama and daddy real proud. Glad they act better at school than they do at home!
Charlotte Tucker

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16246: What's an accolade C.T.? Is that like a lemonade? LOL (sorry, couldn't resist that)


October 24, 2003 - Msg 16247: Wow, I've been pretty busy. Baby girl was only sick for a day (thanks for your concern) but now my dad is sick. (reckon I need an incant for sick family members??) I had to take him to the ER night before last with chest pain and shortness of breath. It wasn't a heart attack and tests didn't show anything but he is still very weak (he has had some heart failure in the past and has artificial heart valve) anyway, we have to be careful with him because of his health problems (he also has asbestos in his lungs!). I think I will be taking him back to the dr on Monday because he is still very weak and out of breath. He wouldn't let me take him to the doc today. Hard-headed!

Ro, when you were talking about your little Sugarplum being with you through good times and bad I remembered something. Several years ago when my Father-in-law passed away, my mom-in-law (Ann) had a sweet little weinie dog. Well, the night Dad died, there were alot of visitors and relatives at the house and when Ann came home from the funeral home she went to her bed to lie down. When I went to check on her it was dark in the room and she was crying so I slipped into bed next to her and snuggled up next to her back. Before long I felt a warm, wet tongue sneak up and kiss me on the nose. Her dog had been lying right next to her back and I never even saw her. I thought that was so sweet. I'm sure the little dog was a big comfort to her during her grief. Ann is now married to a wonderful Christian man (since last January) and is very happy.

Well, I have talked enough--better give someone else a chance!

Have a great day!


October 24, 2003 - Msg 16248: Afternoon Porch,

I hope the sunSPOTS aren't affecting anyone today! (Sorry Spot, I couldn't resist!)

It's real pretty on my end of the porch today. But it is a might cool. I think in the next couple days we are going to have a real good chance of getting some snow! It won't stick or anything, but still...I don't think I am ready for this!!

My little "skinkid" LOL is going to go trick or treating as Simba, the lion from the Lion King. He is 6 years old now, and his friends are going out as vampires, spiderman, or other not so "cutesy" things. Do you think this could damage his frail "masculine ident-ity"?! I just hate how fast they have to grow up. I used to have so much fun with my older children, and now they are much too old for trick or treating, so it is fun with the little guy, but, alas...life is a vapor...

Well, here's wishing Romeena and Sugarplum a safe trip, Boo's father and the rest of her family divine health, Charlotte and her grandmother a beautiful visit together, Possum lot's more cuddlin' time with little Laci, Asa a month of Friday's, so he'll keep smilin', and lot's of God's love and blessings on all our other wonderful friends who lighten our loads and gladden our hearts with their visits to this here porch!

Mary Wiggins

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16249: Hey, does anybody know who's gonna be guarding the cannon for Halloween to make sure nobody puts any apples, oranges and candy in there???

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16250: We usually assign Goober to guarding the cannon but us fellers in the S.T.G.A. (small town guard association) have become concerned by some rather peculiar behaviour by Goober. It seems he thinks his dog can talk. Although we don't want to sound judgmental concerning Goobers antics we simply cannot just look the other way and pretend nothing is going on there. I mean we do have our standards! Therefore we have asked Otis Cambell to be on duty that night. Yes, Otis Cambell. He has agreed to police himself and make us all proud of him.


October 24, 2003 - Msg 16251: yea fun girl , saw the one "gentlemans gentlemans"...got all of them on vhs tapes..remember he faked a drunk once to get aint B back in the groove>>>spot

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16252: Hey C.T. my grand-ma was 93 the jourth of july! in a nursing home but in good health for the most part , good mind and all..and mary , as far as the sunSPOTS ..ha ha ,,i made it just fine !ASA glad to here from ya !Romeena and plum have fun!..hey hazel , mavis, BDJ,and ASA I recken an accolade is a lemon and avacado drink ...what cha think...and ASA dont judge a talking dog in the eyes of a cannon guard till ya have filled his shoes ...ha ha..well from the southern end of the porch im gona go chase squirrels...signed spot the talking dog of goober the cannon guard....

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16253: "If honesty is such a good policy, how come I'm out a cap pistol?"

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16254: Gee Asa, with Goober guarding the cannon, nobody's got so much as a grape in there. But I have faith that Otis will be on his best behavior.

~ Mrs. Wiley

October 24, 2003 - Msg 16255: Actually, I think Otis has managed to get a "form" of grapes in there!

Mary Wiggins

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16256: greetings from ole rafe in lincoln, illinois.old barney is sure pitching pennies lately. you can tell times are hard cause everyone wants to charge their shine these days. it should get interesting on halloween, wonder how many outhouses that will have to be replaced this year? i always enjoy catching up on all the news from all of you. what are you all doing for halloween? see you all. ole rafe

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16257: Hey there ole rafe ...and Mrs. Wiley bet Otis will put a little sugar in the ole barrel of the cannon ....hum...hi is up to something..signed Spot goobers talking dog..the cannon has T.R. carved in it ya know...

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16258: Good morning everyone on the porch. What a glorious morning here. The tree's are in full fall color, just a touch of frost in the air, and the sun just now peeking itself over the mountains. Wow, God sure knows how to make a sunrise.
Y'all best remember to set them clocks back 1 hour tonight or you'll be early for preaching tomorrow. Unless you live in Indiana or Arizona. I hear tell them folks don't involve themselve's in such tom foolry. Wish we didn't either. I just got to where I can stay awake all day at the bank and now they threw my whole schedule out of whack again. These time changes are hard on old folk like me. (sniff snort honk) Don't you feel bad for me?
Hope y'all have a great day. Enjoy what God has blessed you with. (except the time change LOL)

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16259: What's the matter with the time change. It's good. I like it!
'Course, I like TV dinners too.
- Hazel

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16260: No you don't!


October 25, 2003 - Msg 16261: I just don't happen to like mt main sunset concealed in heavy darkness!


October 25, 2003 - Msg 16262: Asa and Hazel - you are two birds in this world!

~ Mrs. Wiley

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16263: good afternoon porch sitters-- spot goobes talking dog- if otis is up yjis way then he probably will add a couple of jugs near the old cannon tonight cause it is a chilly hard rain coming down, course i am to comfortable to move off the porch too cold. recon i will put on some hot choclate and toast a few marshmellows and hot dogs in case you all drop by.got to run ole rafe

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16264: good deal ole rafe....and hazel I like tv dinners ...will get with otis on the ...well ...rumitize squeezins...and yea the big storm is suppose to hit here in good old ga. tomorrow gona have a cold front ..near freezing....rain and wind....gona get off [ I think } the southern end of the porch and head for the dog house ...got wheat straw in in now ....Signed: Spot goobers talking dog ...rub a red headed kid for good luck all ....well spot"s out of here ...pant..pant...

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16265: Evenin' Y'all! I'm with you,Asa-I don't care for Daylight Savings Time either! Gets dark so quickly in the afternoons! By the time I'll get home from work it will be too dark for me to do anything outdoors.You & Hazel had a good thread going there for awhile! LOL
Hey Spot,last year when I worked in an elementary school I passed a little red headed boy standing in the lunch line.I just had to rub his head! I told him why I was doing it-didn't know the kid and he probably thought I was one kooky teacher,but if I see the opportunity for a "Mayberry Moment" I sure take it! Ha Ha
Well,gonna go.Y'all have a great evening!
possum under a rock

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16266: Why can't we convince the powers that be to shift the clock one half an hour, and then just leave it alone after that!? It seems to be, that would split the difference of dark mornings and dark evenings, and we would save so much money because we wouldn't have to keep switching things! LOL

Mary Wiggins

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16267: We Hoosiers don't change time. They say the time waits for no man, but I reckon it slows down for us. Right homemaker?

fun girl

October 25, 2003 - Msg 16268: I'm just happy about having an "extra hour" tonight. I can use all the extra hours I can get! Well, after I sat with Grandma on Friday, my mom came and took her to outpatient where they discovered she had an incarcerated bowel due to an old hernia. So she went to surgery today to have that repaired. So far seems as though she came through with flying colors. Thanks for your prayers. Both kids made the honor roll! First time ever for my daughter. Boy, was she happy! Mom too.
Charlotte Tucker

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16269: I'm with you, Charlotte. I can always use an extra hour of sleep. I like it when it gets dark by 6pm. It's nice to get the kids indoors and bathed early for the evening.

Possum, I think we all need more "Mayberry Moments", don't you? I'm gonna rub the head of the next red-headed kid I see!

I am still waiting for things to cool off here in South Texas but no luck, yet. It is supposed to be much cooler by in the morning, though, and we had a wonderful electrical storm earlier. In all my years in Texas I have never seen anything like it here. I saw an amazing display of lightening in Denver once but never like that here until tonight. It was really something to see.

Well, I hear my weinie dog scratching to get in and into her crate (probably still some thunder in the area). You might recall that I had two weinie dogs and one was killed several months ago. The little one who was left grieved for awhile and now seems like the happiest dog in the world. She has gained alot of weight because the other dog used to try to take her food. She is happy being an only-dog, that's for sure.

Better go. Ya'll have a fine evening and great day tomorrow!


ps--sure would like to see Laci and hear her huff and puff. How wonderfully sweet she must be! Give her a kiss for me, Possum.

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16270: rise and shine you all since most of you got an extra hours sleep. I agree with you mary just split the hour in half and let it alone, as barney always said i dont care much for change. hey spot last night i had some deer chilli, after you talked about it i got a hankering fer it. as far as the bubble and squeak i am afraid it might grab a hold of some of my innerds and hang onuntil old doc had to call rotter router. what are you all dressing up as we approach halloween. thought we could sit on the porch and have andy tell the youngins stories while old barn chimes in with the kids yeah andj dont leave us hanging tell us more,possum, we can go over to big city and have all the kids dye their hair red, and we could sit amonst them and get a years worth of luck. time to put this paper to bed. see you all ole rafe

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16271: greetings fun girl from your neigbor over in illinois. I agree time slows us down but that is ok as long as we dont stop. hang in there ole rafe.

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16272: Hey to Rafe. It's coooooold here. Brrrr! And fungi likes to keep the house like a meat locker year round. Spent time with my niece Rosa yesterday. Yep, got me some neck sugar! She is just so precious I can hardly stand it. Her mama dresses her like a living doll. She was three months old last week and they took her to get her pictures taken. She had on black patten (?) leather shoes. She was so fascinated with the shoes she would not look at the camera. Finally they just took the shoes off.

Andy: It was the very witching time of night when Ichabod, heavy hearted.......

What episode is that from? My memory just ain't what it used to be.

Briscoe, them squeezins sure are coming in handy with this cold weather. I'm stayin warn and toasty. 'preciate ya. How bout Almost Home. Play it purty boys. A one and a two and away we go!!

Later friends.
fun girl

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16273: Good Sabbath Morning to you all!
Hope you have a great day in the Lord. It's just as purty here as ever.
Welcome to ole rafe. Don't know what I'll dress up as. Usually don't take much dressing up for me on Halloween.
Guess I'll go get me some breakfsat. A bowl of rice krispies with a pepsi poured on it. Ahhhhh, snap, crackle and burp.


October 26, 2003 - Msg 16274: Whatever happened to the Rock, the other Rafe, Miss Dixie Bell and all the others we don't hear from these days? Bulbsie visits once in a great while. Miss ya'll!

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16275: I didn't see you there Fun Girl. You weren't there when I started.
That episode your looking fer is when Barney is trying to fix Andy up with a wife. He sets up a date with Miss Crump but then decides she ain't for Anj cause she can't cook and stuff.But Andy likes her so Barney arranges to have all the single women in town come over to Andy's house while poor old Ang is trying to read Opie a bedtime story. Am I getting through to you now FunGirl, or do I need to go on? LOL

"Have you girls ever considered starting a girls softball team?"

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16276: Asa, you're a caution!

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16277: Got ya Asa.
Over and out.


October 26, 2003 - Msg 16278: "When you're dealing with people you do a whole lot better if you go not so much by the book, but by the heart."

Go Barney!

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16279: a big howdy back at you asa-- i know what you mean about the dressing up part-i am afraid people would think i was pretty enough to bury. i may have to try pepsi over my rice crispies cause pepsi is cheaper than milk and you dont have to buy any alka selster cause its built in. hang in there from ole rafe.

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16280: howdy fun girl= my wife likes to keep the window open even when it is 20 below, never catches a cold. i have to go to the guest room just to thaw. we have 7 grandkids that sound a lot like your neice when it comes to shoes- if god wanted us to wear them he would have attached them to ouir feet. that was something aboutjohn ritter passin on . talk to you later-- ole rafe

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16281: on november 11th there is a special show on tv- mayberry memories where andy gomer.barney and someone else get together to show you behind the scenes of mayberry structures like court houses, buisness and homes. they are going to take us to the hollywood hills where the opening pond was and opie will be showing his son how to skip rocks. dont know time or styation, maybe you all know. ole rafe

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16282: Hi all, haven't been here a while so I thought I would check in.
No, that wasn't me who tried to make a TAGS jack o'lantern last year that didn't work out, Charlotte, but if I did try it, it probably wouldn't work out anyway.
Well friends, I did my first craft show yesterday to sell my painted rocks and everything went pretty well, aside from the fear that the table would come crashing down as it had a bum leg. I would shoot it and put it out of it's misery but I don't have a gun.
But I sold over half of my socks, which was a lot more than I thought I would. The funny thing was, the ones that sold the most were the ones which I thought were the worst. Anyway, it was a nice first craft show for me and the people who looked at them but didn't buy any rocks paid me with enough compliments to last a long time and made it worth it, so it was a pleasant time.
Hope everyone is doing well and Ro I hope you have a nice time in Florida and please bring back some of that sunshine for me. It's starting to get darker much earlier here.

Hey to ole rafe! I don't believe we've met, I'm...
-Sterling Holobyte

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16283: Let's see if I can remember how it goes. "It was the very witching time of night when Icabod, heavy hearted and crestfallen, began his travel homeward, along the lofts of the hills that rise above Tarrytown, and which he had traversed so cheerily in the afternoon."
- Hazel

Puddingtame. Ask me again and I'll tell you the same.

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16284: Oops, that's Rocks not Socks! I sold enough rocks that I didn't have to sell my socks this time.:)

It was a long day yesterday.
-Sterling Holobyte

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16285: hello sterling holobyte-- ole rafe helped start the lincoln, il chapter cfalled penny pinching barney.the lincoln railsplitters reenactment and craft show is held around the middle of sept each year abd people come from all around. we hope to be in chacter next year and invite other clubs to be involved. it is held on a sat and sun set up friday at our fairgrounds. several bring campers and stay in them. catch you later ole rafe

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16286: Evenin' Y'all! Glad to know that you haven't sold your socks Sterling! It'll soon be November and I'd hate to think of you traipsing around without any socks on! Ha!
How's about us roasting some marshmallows tonight? I'll bring the sticks-that way I can make sure they ain't the long poinky kind lest somebody go to jabbin' at me! Who's gonna bring the marshmallows?
Well,let's see who shows up for mallow roastin'..
possum under a rock

October 26, 2003 - Msg 16287: " lest somebody go to" ? Gee,did I just murder the King's English or what? LOL

possum again

October 27, 2003 - Msg 16288: Well - Fun Girl - I might as well have had the time change - it really messed up my tv viewing. I watched everything on fast time so the 11 o'clock news was on at 10 - not anymore. Shucks!

Spot - got the floors done! My advice, rent a big sander (around 60 bucks with sandpaper for 24 hours) and make sure you have a good shop vac to get all the dust sucked up and do it when all the doors and windows can be open for ventilation. It doesn't look too bad but I think I rushed it just a tad. I should have done it this summer when I was off.

Sterling - I am fascinated by these rocks. Do you have pictures you could send? I am into crafting and the sort and would like to see a new idea. Right now I am working on lighting glass blocks with pictures on the front of the block. They are really pretty - a little hard to describe. Anyway it's abaugh62@yahoo.com - that's my school email.

Asa - I always thought you took OFF your mask at Halloween. LOL

Well - I need to get off to doing something!


October 27, 2003 - Msg 16289: Sure I can homemaker, just let me dig out some of them rocks(I still have them packed up in the bins)and I'll send you some pictures as soon as I can. I just hope when I dig them out there's not a possum underneath any of them.;)

-Sterling Holobyte

October 27, 2003 - Msg 16290: Hello all! My boss man is giving me a hard time so, I'm going to play, "It's Five O'Clock Somwhere". Here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 27, 2003 - Msg 16291: BDJ, that was EEExtry good! How 'bout scrubbin' off "Take This Job and Shove it"?

An a one an a tew an a...
~ Mrs. Wiley

October 27, 2003 - Msg 16292: Can I join in on that one? That's just about the way I feel today.
- Hazel

October 27, 2003 - Msg 16293: Well I think I am coming down with the flu. . .just don't feel very good tonite. . .I really appreciated the music.


October 27, 2003 - Msg 16294: Poor homemaker - you get right upstairs and into a hot bath, and I'll send you some chicken soup. ~ Mrs. Wiley

October 27, 2003 - Msg 16295: Evening Porch. I don't reckon I'll dress up for Halloween this year, too much other stuff going on & my skinkid is way too old for it! *sniff* Think I'll just hang out here for the night & see if any trick or treaters show up, been here 10 years & only had 2 in all that time, & they were family! LOL Guess that is what I get for living in the boonies. Salty your hubby getting wired for the upcoming hunting season? Mine is about to drive me crazy! Ro hope yer having fun, we sure miss ya, besides, Hazel and Asa are starting to get on each others nerves & I'm not sure how much longer they will last trying to behave themselves in your absence! Hope you feel better homemaker I have had a touch of something the last few days myself, couldn't even enjoy my extree hour of sleep cause of it! Hey to Spot, Mrs. Wiley, fungirl, Briscoe, Sterling and everyone else! Nite porch!
Whoooo stole my golden arm??

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16296: Morning porchters. How ya doing?
Good to see you Mavis and homemaker. Sorry yer ailing. I later became a Dr. You want me to come over and Dr ya? I'm a better Dr. than I am a guard. LOL


October 28, 2003 - Msg 16297: That's okay Asa - Mrs. Wiley's soup hit the spot!


October 28, 2003 - Msg 16298: Hey Porch, howdy Asa (or should we start callin' you Dr. Asa?). Glad you're feelin' better homemaker. ~ Mrs. Wiley

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16299: Howdy Mrs. Wiley. Good to see you.
Come on homemaker. I need someone to practice on or my skills will erode. You don't want me to be eroded do you?


October 28, 2003 - Msg 16300: erosion can be a serious problem. Asa aint one to erode-ify. ~ Mrs. Wiley

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16301: 'cause that would be an erodification.

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16302: Did anybody here know about the Andy Griffith statue dedication in Raleigh NC today? I figured that would be pretty important news.

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16303: Got this note as a p.s. from my sister today:

"p.s. there was a book at the yoga yard sale called something like Life's Little Secrets, Book 2 - rule #192 was when things are getting you down, watch the Andy Griffith Show to put things into perspective...ah, wisdom!"

Ain't it the truth! ~ Mrs. Wiley

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16304: HEY ALL !...just got back from a couple of days in Cherokee NC...had a nice room on the river...was great...went to Harras Casino up there ....well will check back later ...got to get a fire built ....Signed Spot Goobers talking dog...pant ..pant..

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16305: HEY ALL !...just got back from a couple of days in Cherokee NC...had a nice room on the river...was great...went to Harras Casino up there ....well will check back later ...got to get a fire built ....Signed Spot Goobers talking dog...pant ..pant..

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16306: I do believe spot is repeating hisself. . .


October 28, 2003 - Msg 16307: must be all that panting. . . his tongue got wrapped 'round his eye teeth and he couldn't see what he was saying. . . LOL

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16308: Evening Porch, can't sit long I think I got what homemaker has got, I feel awful tonight gonna hit the hay early. homemaker I love you dearly, but could you please cover your mouth next time you cough? teehee kidding of course.