October 28, 2003 - Msg 16309: Evenin' Y'all.I am extremely jealous Spot! Up there in those gorgeous NC mountains-bout to drive me crazy thinking about it! Well,I'll quit pouting and ask if ya won any money-ha ha If you did,do you see that mason jar sitting here on the south end of the porch? That'd be my "tip" jar-ha ha I'm getting desperate-folks sure ain't tipping much over at the BBQ place these days.Must be saving up for Christmas,I suppose.So,did ya hit the jackpot,Spot?
Made a big pot of veggie beef soup this morning and there's plenty left for y'all.Soup is good for what ails ya,so try some Mavis(you too homemaker),Everyone's welcome.
Well,guess I should go.Oh! Laci's up to 6lbs.8oz. now! Is that girl growing or what? Have to make her a pot of grits if she keeps this up!
Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a much rained upon rock

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16310: Do you suppose I'll get a tip for sweeping the porch? LOL

possum again

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16311: # 16302, I read about the Andy Griffith statue dedication thing in the E-bullet. Sounded pretty good. Wish I could have been there. I was hoping it would be on Entertainment Tonight, but I didn't see it.
- Hazel

October 28, 2003 - Msg 16312: i saw rafe hollister coments on miss crumps blackboard. i told him the folks on the porch asked about him. ole rafe. since we are planning on a local show next sept. i may go as warren. folks say i look like him. are there any warrens out there? nice night on the porch in lincoln tonight. hey to all of the porch fols. ole rafe.

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16313: Hey to everybody. I do believe I have caught that nasty bug. My throat is hurting something fierce.
Anybody got an incant to chase away the flu or whatever this is? Gonna go soak it and I do mean soak it alot!
fun girl

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16314: Poor FunGirl! What are we gonna do with you!?

Winkin, Blinkin, Nod-amus vex,
This will remove the bad health hex.
Hair of Spot and residue of goat,
Spook that burn from FunGirl's throat!

There, that'll fix ya right up honey.

~ Mrs. Wiley

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16315: Just don't go diggin' up my incant after dark on a full moon.

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16316: I still have that crud Mavis and Fun Girl - I feel really crappy today (sorry for the foul language). Today is my little bits birthday. We got his basketball goal last night and tonite he celebrates with grandpa and grandma and his aunt's family - off to sirloin stockade in Columbus. It is a buffet --- good stuff with good desserts, it's his favorite place to eat. He doesn't care much for McD, or Wendy's or BK - he prefers real food and salad.
Well - gonna go get my diet dew and try to wake up!


October 29, 2003 - Msg 16317: Thanks for the veggie soup!!! Hit the spot!


October 29, 2003 - Msg 16318: Just checking in. Sorry to hear everyone's down with something. I'm leaving ya'll some chicken soup and chicken and pot roast and whatever else might help yer ailin'. Glad to hear Laci is doing so well, possum. Anybody affected by the wildfires? Mary Wiggins, aren't you in California somewheres??
Charlotte Tucker

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16319: Nope, not me! But my sister-in-law is in Simi Valley. I called her the other day, just to make sure they were alright and they are! She said she has a view of L.A. from where they live, and looking the other way they were watching the flames off in the distance a bit. I asked her if she had packed any photos or important papers and stuff and she said no. She was just hoping the flames weren't going to get any closer. Now, I live in Michigan, and we have had fires here, but nothing like they get out west. Around here, with all the lakes, we are more likely to flood than burn!

Seems I have a "tetch" of whatever bug is going around. I have a terrible cough, headache, even my knees hurt! (That might just be my age catching up with me, though!) So I think I will help myself to some of that there soup, and get in on that incant!

Today, my little "skinkid" is getting his first report card ever! I am pretty sure he is doing well in school, but I am anxious to know for sure. My middle child was anything but a student! I think his g.p.a. was around 0.07! That is less than a D average! He is very smart, and technology is his forte, but boy did he do poorly in school! His last two years of High School I actually recommended that he drop out, but he wouldn't! There was a program there involving radio and T.V. and he loved that. So he would go, everyday, and excel in those types of classes and do absolutely nothing in Math, Science, History...well, you get the idea! I really don't want to relive those wars with my youngest.

I guess I better get ready for teacher conferences! (I hope I don't cough all over the poor, dear woman!)

God bless one and all on this here porch, and protect all the folks out there in harm's way in California,

Mary Wiggins

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16320: fungi is originally from San Diego. His brother lives really close to the fires. The grocery stores out there are on strike, and no one is picketting. Says they have called for no school and hardly anyone is going to work.

hey homemaker, how far are you from Columbus? fungi worked there at a Kroger. He was friends with a manager there and this guy didn't have any applicants to work and only a couple people on the stock crew. So he called Mike and on his days off he would go out there and work. I reckon it's about 30 minutes from here. Happy Birthday to your youngun. Hey BDJ can you and they boys play, "today is your birthday and now you're older than dirt"?
fun girl

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16321: Yeah fun girl,
I remember now that my sister-in-law told me about the strikes at the stores, too. Boy, I can't think of a worse time to be on strike!


October 29, 2003 - Msg 16322: I wish someone would throw a tomater at me. I ain't had my lunch yet.


October 29, 2003 - Msg 16323: here's some bacon, lettuce and mayo also...now go and act like somebody!


October 29, 2003 - Msg 16324: well its like this ...lost about 75 or 80 dollars in NC....but that place sure is nice !...and now its 80 bucks nicer.!....soup was great !..and well as far as a tip P.U.R. ..well got to have gas money this week ...hey fun girl...ASA..HM..Mary Wiggins all else..mrs wiley! and hazel and lets see ...and far as you asa here is your tomater....***SPLAT***...signed spot the talking dog of goober...and boy was the mt.s nice had a room overlooking the river!...ate trout..whew......

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16325: Howdy, everyone! I'm sitting in the same place here in Florida where I've written from in the past - my son's office on the second floor of his beautiful home, overlooking the pool and lanai, and beyond that a beautiful yard, then the wetland which is about 100 yards wide, and beyond that is the lake. I can see the first half of the walkway to the lake, but can't see the rest, because there is an intentional "dogleg" (sorry, Plum) jog in it, so that the dock area is screened from view. All one sees is the wetland, and over the tops of the small trees you can see the water. Beautiful!

I declare, I can't leave you all alone for one day, without you starting to cut up and pick at one another. Who threw the soup at Spot? Did you tell him you were sorry? You did say the soup really hit the Spot, didn't you? (teehee)

The weather is lovely here, bright sunny days, warm but not too warm, and the nights are cool. Rained hard last night, but the sun was shining again this morning. Today is a bit cooler than the first of the week, but still very comfortable.

The Plum and I are having a wonderful time. She gets along very well with my son's spaniel, they even eat from the same dish without a fight. My daughter-in-law took me on a tour of the beautiful new hospital which she was responsible for from ground-breaking to completion. She's the vice-president, and the project was given to her to steer all the way through. She did it, bringing it in under time and under budget. She's a dynamo at work, and a real person at home, and has been very good to me.

I'll stop by again in a day or two, just couldn't stay away from the porch. I miss you all! Be nice now, and act like somebody! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16326: ole rafe just checking in-- SMILES YOUR CHRISTMAS TIP JAR SOUNDS ABOUT AS PUNY AS MINE, AT LEAST THE SOUPS SOUND DELIGHTFUL. i wonder how many that had all the soup got sick verses non eaters? no offence just kiddin. sure hope your all well soon the porch aint the same without you. ASA-- DID YOU want them tomaters ripe or green? hope someone remembers me out there on the porch--the foods gone and the critters are hibrinating- sure is cold and quiet and cold on the porch,---ole rafe

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16327: Hey ole rafe. I want the ripe ones. The green ones will leave me bruised, 'specilly if Ernest T. is the one heaving em at me.


October 29, 2003 - Msg 16328: Lol, that's a good one, Asa...

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16329: What Mrs. Romeena didn't tell you guys is that while she's sittin on that fancy porch in Florida, she's also conducting bidness. We've put a contract on my own porch down here in F'burg and hopefully I'll be feeding my own squirrels from my own place quite soon. Send up prayers, pleeeeze! Thank you all, and please to all who are ill - a fast recovery to you. And Asa, you're making me miss those summer tomatoes already...

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16330: asa-- i was about to talk to ernest t. and give him some green ones. glad you clarified that one. ole rafe

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16331: just before my computer falls asleep i wanted to share something with you. i just got off quotes site and there are just to many rafes so i am retiring ole rafe and going with chacter warren. 2 reasons: 1 seems to be enough rafes to cover it. 2. people say i look like warren 3. our club is planning a big event in sept be in chacter. hope noone is confussed. know what i mean? huh!thanks for your understanding. goodnight warren

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16332: Hey guys, It's been a while I know, just been busy working. A very close friend of mine lives in San Diego, he and his family are ok so far but it's getting closer. Those poor people who have lost everything, it's just so sad. Keep praying. I'm off to find some supper. Ya'll have a good night. --Salty Dog

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16333: Evenin' Y'all! Hey Asa needs some bread in order to make that sammich,so I'm gonna throw 2 slices of bread over to the western edge of the porch-Catch,Asa!
If the soup didn't help everyone who's been ailing,how about some Vicks? Ha Ha Sure hope y'all get to feeling better soon.
So ole rafe is now Warren,huh? Welcome to Warren then and so long rafe then!
Prayers for the folks in the path of the Wildfires and for the brave firefighters out there.
Good to have Ro checking in-we miss you!
Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock


October 29, 2003 - Msg 16335: I don't know if I want to sit close to any of you or not! I don't want to catch whatever is going around on this porch! Must be a virus. teehee. That's right, Mary Wiggins, I forgot you are in Michigan. Who is in California? I think it was northern California. Was that Clara? Where'd she go anyhow? Somebody help me. My mind ain't clear no more! I know there was a Californian porchster at one time. What about Ed Sawyer? Where's he?
Charlotte Tucker

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16336: I thought Boo was in CA wasn't she? Or am I wrong? Come to think about it, she aint posted in a while which aint like her atall. I hope our CA porch sitters out that way are ok and safe. And why did you have to go and mention Vicks again.. it's gonna be awful hard sitting out here smelling that stuff LOL--Salty Dog

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16337: OK I just read the archives.. Boo is in South Texas, My bad--Salty

October 29, 2003 - Msg 16338: Yes, I believe it's Ed who's from California. I sure hope he's ok.
To 'ole rafe: "We shall meet, but we shall miss you. There will be, one vacant chair...". But we're sure glad you came back as Warren.
- Hazel

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16339: Mornin' Y'all. Clara is from California and Ed is in Las Vegas.I believe Clara is in Northern Ca..Hopefully we don't have an Porchsters being threatened by the wildfires. What's happening out there is terrible.
Y'all want some grits and bacon this morning? Oh,and Poptarts of course!
Gotta get up at at 'em- got the day off from work and gonna babysit Laci for awhile. Neck sugar!Ha Ha
Y'all have a great day!
possum under a rock

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16340: Oops-that was any,not an!

possum again

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16341: We ain't seen Boo since that time change. You reckon she forgot to set her clock back? Sterling, was reading the archives--glad your craft show went so well. Thanks for the PopTarts, possum. Anybody got any good costume ideas they're gonna be for Halloween? I used to have fun at Halloween. The last time I dressed up was when I was dating my husband. He dressed up as a scarecrow but threw a big fit about it. Shoulda told me somethin' right there!
Charlotte Tucker

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16342: Hey to warren.


October 30, 2003 - Msg 16343: Hey Warren - glad to see you, even if you were ole rafe too -
My youngest son is going as a pirate (an old vest of mine with a parrot pinned to the shoulder, a new eye patch bought at the local pharmacy, a bandana for his head and one of my old scarves tied around his waist to hold his sword. Yep - that's just the costume for school. The other is an Army guy - but it may need to be amended due to the warm weather here - maybe he could be a rock and roll star! We'll see!
Fun Girl -we are about 45 minutes to one from Columbus. The Sirloin Stockade is right next to Kroger. I called them before we got there and they had reserved this big room for 10 of us because the waiters didn't want the rest of the patrons to hear them sing. It was really nice - - our waiters name was Fabian and he was Hispanic. We thought it was funny. He got his basketball, a new Colts sweatshirt, and he got some basketball cards with a card keeper. He was a happy 7 year old.
Well - I still feel under the weather. . .
Talk to you later. . .


October 30, 2003 - Msg 16344: 'Mornin', everybody! Beautiful day here on the Florida porch - sunny and cool. Rob, it's nice to know you're visiting the porch kinda regular-like. Fine bunch of folks here. Friends, it looks like your prayers for her housing problem have been answered. Thank you. God takes care of us if we ask in simple faith. Warren, it's good to have you with us. Our other Rafe doesn't visit as often as he used to, and that's a pity, because he's a fine feller. *Ted, I believe I missed an introduction to you. Anyway, welcome to our cyber Mayberry.

Where is Boo, anyway? Haven't noticed her around for a few days, and that's just not like her. Hope she hasn't caught the epizooties or something. Lots of nasties going around these days. Bulbsie popped in, but disappeared again, and I haven't seen Clara in a while, or Ed and several others. Asa, when Barney stops by the bank to make a security check, see if he wants to put an APB out on some of our folks. It'll give him something to do. He'll hitch up his britches, adjust his cap, and swagger out the door all full of himself. Gotta love him!

Well, gotta run. Got some serious dock-sittin' to do. The Plum is having a great time, though she does wish I wouldn't be so consistent about making her wear her lifejacket. Also, I carry her down to the dock, rather than letting her run. There is a bobcat that lives in the wetland between the house and the lake, and it has been known to take raccoons, so I reckon it would have no trouble nabbing the Plum. Once out on the dock, she's safe. Have a great weekend, friends, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16345: I don't know how to link but here is a site that showed the statue of Andy and Opie. . .


October 30, 2003 - Msg 16346: Hey from sunny San Antonio! Just stoppin' in to see what's going on. I saw the photo of Andy in the paper today, and I do declare that is one fiiiine statue. They could put it next to the cannon! Oops - just remembered, the cannon got sold. Well phooey.
Hope all's well in your Mayberry corner of the world! Prayers for all who's a-needin' them.

~DeSquigglyThing~ (Des)

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16347: Briscoe Darling Jr., could you email me? I lost all my email addresses!!



October 30, 2003 - Msg 16348: it makes one teary eyed to get so many welcomes. know what i mean. huh! i counted four different rafes on the board but no warrens. TED- MY NAME IS FRANK STROHKIRCH FROM LINCOLN. ILLINOIS. I OPTED FOR WARREN AS I SAID EARLIER BECAUSE NOONE SEEMS TO BE HIM. SMILES thanks for saying goog- bye to old rafe and thanks for welcoming warren. FUN GIRL AND REST OF YOU FEELING TONS BETTER. fun girl the one dressing like an army guy has to be good- i retired army. see i9 am a vetern and not a vagrent. ha! it is strange that rafe appeared in 3 episodes and warren 10 for thje 65 66 season. well asa hope you got your fill of maters, see how many wanted to give them to you- guess we got to be careful what we ask for. DONT THING I MET DESQUIGGLY THING YET NICE TO HAVE YOU ABOARD, MRS WILEY WHEN IS THE NEXT PART? TALK TO YOU ALL LATER WARREN

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16349: Howdy porch! Thanks for the link, homemaker. Don't that beat all? And what good exposure for TAGSRWC! Warren why don't you finish it?

~ Mrs. Wiley

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16350: So, Ole Rafe has been reincarnated! Seems to me I vaguely remember a significant change in the life of Boo when we first met her,(him)! What other wonders await us all on this porch?LOL

I think I will go check out that link and see the statue. Y'all have a great Mayberry Day now!

Mary Wiggins

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16351: Hi Ted, HM,Boo,Asa,and the fun girl!and I would like some bacon and grits today , and Oj. Hi Bdj.Rommena hope you and Plum are haveing a great time ..I could have stayed on the porch in the hills of North Carolina for just a smeggen longer, was great up there , Hey to warren .but was there a Ted on the cyber show?..hey Clara.and MW,well hey to salty dog also and by the way if ya smell sonething going on its nothing its just the wind coming from the diner , they have corn beef and cabbage on tue...well got to get back to the southern end of the porch with possum !..signed Spot Goobers talking dog....

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16352: hey does anybody know if ole rafe could really sing , watched the episode about the tryouts at the town hall on CD,,ya know the one , ak-pell-o ak-pell-o..could he really sing and what was his real name?signed: Spot goobers talking k-9

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16353: OK Girls and Guys, finally got the soup licked off of me and goober gave me a bath, [remember someone said that the soup really hit the spot] ..well- go figure..he put some kinda powders on me , making me sneeze...got me one of those new spike collars too, done know if I like it or not....well [shake,shake,] pant pant....possum under a rock, wana go down to the creek later on?....signed: the talking k-9 Spot owned by goober.....

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16354: mrs wiley-- i had written a book and thought i should save a couple of sheets for the rest of you. when are you having your next party? even though andy pulled a slick one but ernest t. and ramonia had a good time. and you were a perfect hostess- know what i mean? huh! i was refering to the episode. how do you do mrs wiley. catch you later i hear that there is an illegal gambling going on. warren.

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16355: spot dog-- ole rafe learned to sing from barney, seriously rafe had an excllent voice- born in louisiana and played by jack prince who also played two other chacters on andys show one was ben sewell . well my wife star trek has called vitials and one must keep up your strength. my wife has always been a big trekie but she really liked andy griffith show in fact she has organized an andy bible study. i must be rubbing off 0n her know what i mean. HUH! saying hey to all the porch sitters, last week it was 40 degrees highs and today it was 74 and the next 3 days the same no wonder everyone is feeling poorly. warren

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16356: Hey are we gona get out in the yard at the party [Mrs. Wileys] and pitch horse shoes and sip cider and maybe bet a couple of bucks or is Warren gona bust us for gambling?.signed: Spot goobers talking k-9....pant ..pant

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16357: thanks for the jack prince info warren !..hey anybody out there want to throw darts ?.got a new board hung on the southern end of the porch..."BULLSEYE".....signed : Spot the dart throwing dog of goobers..

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16358: Spot - you and Warren beat all - you fit right well on the porch. . .Romeena - use your sunscreen there in Florida - different sun than in TX!
Feeling some better but not really. . .


October 30, 2003 - Msg 16359: Hope ya get to feeling better HM..Romeena bring me back a sea shell shaped drinking bowl...missed the dart board one time and hit posssum under a rock in the foot...he"s gona be ok...put bactine on it , he asked if its gona burn I said well its either this or a trip to the doc for a shot ...well bactine it was..well gona take a nap under the dart board so if yall take a notion to throw a dart or two just be carefull ,,signed: Spot Goobers world famous talking dog....ruff ..ruff....

October 30, 2003 - Msg 16360: of course ya smell gas ! what cha think this car runs on COAL !....sick as a dog, but having the time of my life !.....signed: spot the dog of a gas station worker....



October 30, 2003 - Msg 16363: Hey to the Porch. I'm delurking here.
I just heard the Andy and Don Knotts will both be on Larry King, Thanksgiving night, November 27th. Set your Tivo's.

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16364: Morning porch !..heading home now from work to get some sleep , throwing darts all night got me bushed ..signed: Spot the talking k-9 of a fillin station worker named goober ....

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16365: Thanks for the info, RickyB! That is good news. I've never watched Larry King before, but I'll be sure to watch it that night. I hope I remember. Have a great day, everyone. It's snowing here this morning. (I was right there in it.)
- Hazel

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16366: Mornin Porch sitters! Thanks for the heads up RickyB, I marked my calendar. Now let me get this straight - am I throwing a party? If I am, I know there won't be any gambling. Only gambling I know of in Mayberry is down at the Post Office. You know, the stamp machine. I must be in the twilight zone.

Y'all have a Mayberry kinda day,
~ Mrs. Wiley

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16367: Morning porchsters. Hope ya'll have a great day. Here's some Eggos and coffee for everybody. A break from PopTarts but Eggos go in the toaster just the same!
Charlotte Tucker

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16368: Happy Halloween Porch!! Have a great Day--Salty Dog

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16369: Let go my EGGO! Asa!


October 31, 2003 - Msg 16370: You leggo of my eggo homemaker. Just cause yer ailing don't give you no call to hog all the breakfast!
Where on earth has our Boo gone? I guess we better put out an A.P.B. on her or go on amber alert or something. I'll get Blue.
I'm dressing up as a bottle of ketchup after y'all flung all them tomaters at me. I can't tell if y'all are genorous or like hucking maters at me, but I'm covered with em now.
Sounds like your having fun Ro. Wish I was there. We got 4 inches of snow yesterday, wind is blowing like mad today, temp is 33 at noon time. More snow expected tomorrow. Brrrrr. I'm moving to Texas.
Glad your home situation is working out Rob. That must ease yer mind Huh?
Well gotta go finish getting dressed up. Y'all be safe out there tonight.


October 31, 2003 - Msg 16371: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

I hope everyone is doing well. I will be passing out candy on my end of the porch tonight, so y'all come on by! I have milk duds, kit kats, snickers, and some bubble gum and life savers too! I usually get about 70-80 kids, not too many.

I am going to make some snakes and bears (spaghetti and meatballs), so I best get crackin'!

Mary Wiggins

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16372: happy halloween to you all. the bewitching hour is fastly approaching. i wonder who or what we will wake up as? MARRY WIGGINS did we have that maqny youngins in mayberry? save me some of them snickers--life is to short so i like to start with dessert and if the lords not ready for me yet then i can get serious, ASA what state do you live in all that snow sounds like a bad trick-- here in illinois about middle or end of next month we will start ours. RICKI B. thanks fot the info- i will watch even if i have to go to emmetts. HAVE FUN HEY TO POSSUM, DESQUIGGLY THING, TED, HAZEL. FUN GIRL HOMEMAKER, ROMEENA, CHARLOTTE TUCKER,ASA. SPOT GOOBERS. AND THE REST OF THE PORCH AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT, OOPS WRONG HOLLIDAY. WARREN

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16373: Hey to the Porch. Thanks for the info, Ricky B., and how 'bout them Chiefs!?!

-- Jelsik

"I will try to look like a deputy and act like a deputy..."

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16374: "HAPPY BOO DAY"...and where is Boo?...hello possum under a rock, warren, hazel, ...hey mary, ole spot likes kit cats [get it cats?]Ro ya basking in the sun ?...it got up to 80 here in ole kennesaw ga....anybody wana throw darts later?..and hey asa, mail the whistle [dog] and let Ro blow it ..blue will find her for sure !and mrs wiley you just throw the party we will decide what to do at it! ha ha..BDJ ya got the boys ready for the party?..their kinda quite ..well hello HM , fun girl ,Jelsik and all of the porch skinkids,,gona lay down on the southern end and snack on my kit-cat..signed: Spot the happy dog of a fillin station worker Goober~~~~~~~~

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16375: paw if honesty is such a good policy how come im out of a cap pistol....spot.....

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16376: WHO STOLE MY GOLDEN ARM?

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16377: Did I scare y'all? Hee hee -that was me,possum up there.Hope you still have some kit kats and snickers left ,Mary Wiggins-trick or treat!Or,to do it Asa style: "Trick or Treat,smell my feet,give me something good to eat!" Wonder how many folks had to smell Asa's feet tonight? Sure hope he washed them!
Well,enjoy your Halloween everybody!
possum under a rock

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16378: Hope ya'll had a good hallowen, mine was ok. Our little community had a hay ride and hot dog roast for the kids so it was pretty cool. And they even brought me a treat bag to work. All kinds of good candy and stuff in it. Peeeewwwww somebody tell Asa to put his shoes back on thats enough to scare any kid LOL.. ya'll have a good evening--Salty Dog

October 31, 2003 - Msg 16379: My feet don't stink! Well not to much. Well, maybe a tad. Oh alright, they reek!
Hey gang, I just wanted to brag for a second. Was listening to the Sean Hannity radio show today and he was interviewing Ed Smart (Elizabeth Smart's Dad). I figured I would try to call in for the heck of it, so I tried and was the first one in. I couldn't believe it! Your lovable old guard was on national radio. So I told Sean what a swell person I thought he was and got to ask Ed Smart a question or two. All in all it was a great day.
If you'd like my autograph just let me know (sticking out my lower lip and sniffing and hoisting up my pants a tad like Barney)


October 31, 2003 - Msg 16380: WOW ASA...you have been hannity-itezed !..you should ask Sean what you could have done about your smelly feet..he could have gave you an answer im sure, he is a smart man ...well hope everybody had a good BOO day..possum wana throw darts before I take a nap ...well night to the porch !..where has everybody been ?...signed: Spot the dog that can talk and owned by a gas station worker Goober.......

November 01, 2003 - Msg 16381: Did ya know that if yer feet smell and yer nose runs, you was born upside down???

November 01, 2003 - Msg 16382: Mornin' Y'all. I have an important message for my pals on the Porch from my little grandbaby Laci.Here it is:
Hi everybody. Please visit the March of Dimes Website during the month of November. www.modimes.org. Each time you click on the wristband $1 will be donated toward the fight to help little babies like me. It won't cost you anything but a moment of your time.Please help!
Thank you.
Love from Laci (I now weigh 6lbs.11 oz.!)
Thanks Y'all.
possum under a rock

November 01, 2003 - Msg 16383: Hello all! For Mrs. Wiley Take and all my Porch Pals. "Take This Job and Shove it." Don't forget to watch the TAGS special on TVLand Monday night. 8 till 11 EST. Here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

November 01, 2003 - Msg 16384: Hey Spot, I don't know if anybody clarified this for you yet or not, but up there in message 16359 you referred to Possum under a Rock as "he". I just wanted to let you know that I believe Possum is a "she".
- Hazel

"It's funny. Cousin Virgil's clumsy and awkward. Look at me, I'm completely coordinated, keen, sharp and alert."

November 01, 2003 - Msg 16385: Asa, I'm impressed that you got on radio!! Homemaker, Thanks for that link to the Andy statue. Yesterday, my daughter had a typical 6th grade girl day. She and her friend bought outfits alike Wed. to wear for twin day and then she was going to stay overnight last night. She was all packed and so excited when she went to the bus yesterday morning. Five minutes later, the girl's mom called and said she was sick. I knew my daughter would be devastated! So I called school and told them I'd pick her up and take her to the merchants' trick or treat after school. The minute I picked her up the tears spilled! But, we found a couple other girls and they trick or treated together so things improved. I really felt good about improving her day. That's what Moms are for, isn't it?? Watched Briscoe and the boys singin' on DVD last night. That Dooley is a dandy song now, isn't it?
Charlotte Tucker

November 01, 2003 - Msg 16386: We treated to about 10 homesa last nite - we sure were tired of getting in and out of the truck. In the country - you just can't walk house to house. . .and although we live near a little town. . .most of them are strangers to us so we just go to family and friends who are expecting us. No junk candy for us - everything that was top of the line. My oldest goes to an after Halloween Halloween party tonight. He is excited - I think they are expecting about 90 kids!! Whoo-eee!!!

Boo - you need to check out my website - I have new pictures of my kids and my kids (2 and 4 legged!) They are all pretty cute if I say so myself. (www.freewebs.com/diamondbboergoats)

See you later -


November 01, 2003 - Msg 16387: THANKS Hazel about possum...I knew that from long ago and when i first joined the porch ,just forget ,I can talk ,just now remember to good ...sorry[girl] possum under a rock ..but hey whats to say just cause im a boy dog dont mean we caint go down to the creek a once in a while, and throw darts at the southern end of the porch! !huh
ha ha ...well helow mrs wiley and bdj and warren a Ro and plum,hm,mary wiggins, asa, hope all is well , been preasure washing the dog house ..dog house is brick but that ole trim aint and it needs painting any of ya got an extra sat and a brush?...signed : goobers talking dog Spot..pant pant..

November 01, 2003 - Msg 16388: hello all you on the porch1 well it is november already and what a great mayberry month we have coming up. i am as excited as if it was christmas arent you? so many new tv things dont you know? SPOT- make the dog paint his own house trim- home maintenceor dog to do list. sounds like everyone had a great halloween and woke up as ourselves. WARREN

November 01, 2003 - Msg 16389: Hey, I'm back. My husband went out of town for a week and my computer monitor went out so I couldn't get onto the porch to visit with all of you. Thanks for asking about me and I don't have the epizooties or anything!

Halloween was wild. My son had a sleep-over with two of his little friends and after all the candy, popcorn balls, etc. they were bouncing off the walls for sure. I finally got them to sleep at 1am.

I haven't read all the posts yet so I think I will do that and talk to you all later. Missed ya!


November 01, 2003 - Msg 16390: Welcome back Boo, we wuz worried! ~ Mrs. Wiley

November 01, 2003 - Msg 16391: Thanks Mrs. Wiley!


November 02, 2003 - Msg 16392: Glad to have you back Boo, we sure missed ya. Everyone have a great day--Salty Dog

November 02, 2003 - Msg 16393: My mother turned 60 today. I hope she had a great weekend. All her kids, step kids, adopted kid and grandchildren were home except for one. We surrounded her in church and then took a family photo at home. Then we went to Colorado Steak House. I can honestly say a good time was had by all. God Bless Mamas.
fun girl

November 02, 2003 - Msg 16394: Glad to see you back Boo - glad you had fun Fun Girl. The steak house sounds good. My momma is 79 years young. And boy is she feisty!
Getting ready to take our trailer to Ohio.

See you later


November 02, 2003 - Msg 16395: the porch is cold and damp here. not much going on on any of the other porch sitters, i quess were all resting for cbs 75 years tonight at 7. i hope they will give us more from andy special.i have caught what everyone else has, now my health and bank account balance-- just pitifull. hope to hear from you all, warren

November 02, 2003 - Msg 16396: Thanks for the "welcome backs"! Hope ya'll are having a good weekend.

I would love to sit and talk tonight but the kids are restless and need their Mama.

Did anyone besides me stay up late last night and watch To Kill A Mockingbird on Turner Classsics? What a great movie.

Later, friends

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16397: Mornin' Y'all! Hey,don't forget about the TAGS special on TVLand tonight-I can't wait!
I wanted to watch TKAM the other night Boo,but I was busy babysitting my sister's kids.Still haven't recouperated from it either! Just wish I could stay under my rock today,but it's off to work I go.
Thanks for setting Spot straight about my gender,Hazel! You're one swell chick(en)! Ha Ha
Have a good day!
possum under a rock

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16398: Morning Porch Pals. Did I miss TKAM!? DOGGONEIT! I was watching the CBS-75 special. I had forgotten how many of my favorite shows were on CBS. Some of my best memories were of sittin with my Mom in the kitchen watching Bob Newhart, MTM, Hawaii 5-0, etc. Ang and Gome were looking well - although Andy needed help standing and sitting. I'm certain it was past Andy's bed time. It was way past mine when they both got to stand up and introduce a comedy montage. Sure was good to see them though. The first thing Andy said was, "I appreciate it.".

We appreciate you, too Andy.

Sorry to hear you're feelin' poorly Warren. Here's some good, healthy bacon, sausage, eggs and toast for ya.

~ Mrs. Wiley
See y'all tonight in front of the TV!

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16399: What was that show you're talking about, Mrs. Wiley? Missed that one. Doggone it! Bless your mama, Fun Girl. I made my Mom a special photo scrapbook for her 60th. I think she really appreciated it. Have a great day everyone.
Charlotte Tucker

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16400: Mom is redecorating her kitchen and wanted stainless canisters and utensils and so that is what we got her. I started a photo scrapbook about a year ago for her christmas gift, and never got the durn thing finished. I am a procrastinator in the worst way. Thought about a septic tank, sorta hated to go that far. LOL
fun girl

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16401: heehee, that's funny, fg!


November 03, 2003 - Msg 16402: Charlotte, it was a special that was on last night. It's CBS's 75th anniversary and they had all the stars there for a dinner and presentation. WOW there were a lot of familiar faces there. It was sad to see them all looking so much older. Wouldn't they be surprised to see that WE haven't changed!

That's like "ha-ha" funny.
~ Mrs. Wiley

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16403: Does anybody know what brand of gas Goober sold?

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16404: Both kinds. Regular and Hi-test. ~ Mrs. Wiley

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16405: I think it was acme gas , gona go get the book and find out ..hey Boo missed ya , hey HM and mrs wiley and warren and hey Mrs Wiley i would like some of that bacon and is it link sauasge?..love link sausage..got a deer at North Ga. deer procesing..gona have some sausage made from her...any of yall want some?..just let me know ...its goooood..hey there fun girl , and possun and hazel and where are ya Ro..and charlotte tell yer mama happy birthday !! my dad will be 72 next month ,my grandma come next 4 of july will be 94 !!and sound mind and body!!moms 68 I will be 44 next month !whew...pant ..pant.my daughter will be 5 next month and son will be 12 this month we have a busy Christmas season with all the birthdays!! but its fun ...well possum wana go down to the creek?....signed: Spot the talking dog of a acme gas seller Goober !!****

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16406: Afternoon Porch pals.
Snowing like mad on my end of the porch again today, but we need the moisture so best not whine about it.
Hope you are all doing well.
Just a reminder that T.V. Land has it's Andy marathon on tonight. Hate fer y'all to miss that.


November 03, 2003 - Msg 16407: Asa what part of the porch are you from cause it got to 83 degrees here in ole kennesaw ga....and like I said who wants some deer summer sausage just let me know......signed: spot the talking dog of a gas attendent named goober....and ment to tell ya Mrs. Wiley the answer to the gas question was a hoot !..[reg and high test]..yuck ,,yuck.....spot

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16408: See Y'all in TVLand tonight!Speaking of Mamas and birthdays,today was my Mama's birthday.She turned 72 and I hope we have her around for many more years.Didn't need a septic tank,so I just got her some candy,a pretty candle and a gospel CD.
Well,gotta do a few things so I can relax and watch the TAGS thing tonight.Y'all have a great evening!
possum under a rock

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16409: Send some deer summer sausage my way spot - my hubby and kids just love it. They also like goat summer sausage too!
Asa - sorry about your snow (tee hee hee) it is a balmy 67 here - we aren't complaining either!

have a good nite


November 03, 2003 - Msg 16410: Mrs. Wiley, Someone posted on here last week sometime that there was to be an Andy Special on CBS on Nov. 11. Now, is that something different than what you watched or did I get mixed up? See ya'll in TVLand in about 2 minutes!
Charlotte Tucker

November 03, 2003 - Msg 16411: There was the CBS 75 th special and this weekend the Return to Mayberry with AG, RH, JN, and DK. And of course TV land tonite. Hope that helped CT.


over and out, that's a big 10-4, Roger that!


November 04, 2003 - Msg 16413: Snowing?!! Asa, its a good thing I am so fond of you cause I could certainly be green with envy! It has been hot and humid here in South Texas. I sat out in the swing this evening and it felt like a summer night. I am ready for some of the cold stuff.

Does anyone have an incant for a wrist cyst? Mine is starting to get mighty big and is uncomfortable at times. Someone should be able to come up with a catchy incant using the words "wrist cyst". Why am I all of a sudden falling apart since I passed age forty?

I got all settled in to watch Mayberry tonight and about thirty minutes into the evening some friends dropped by unexpectedly and I didn't get to watch it all. I did hear the part about Aunt Bee being nasty to Andy and I didn't like that much. Sounds like she was a bit testy, doesn't it?

Well, its time to head off to bed. You all are such great people and I am glad to know you. I am especially glad to have a place to come and share my love of Mayberry. Love to all my porch pals,


November 04, 2003 - Msg 16414: Oh, please don't tell me to try VICKS on my wrist cyst!!


November 04, 2003 - Msg 16415: mrs wiey-- thanks for breakfast yesterday- i felt like barney at the diner when he said i am not hungry this morning, i will just like you fixed me plus a stack of pancakes, o.j. and coffee- got to keep up my strengh. i am feeling a lot be, thanks to all of you. warren

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16416: spot-- please leave my bacon and sausage that mrs wiley fixed me, i will have to ask asa to guard it.i love deer sausage and roasts, just make one feel so full and ready to pop.our oldest daughter was born on christmas day, 39 years ago so i can understand holiday birthdays and spirit or is that spirits? warren.

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16417: boo-- we are so glad for you and you brighten our day. hope you have fun on the porch today. someone told me that horse linament is good on wrists. ha. warren

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16418: homemaker fix someof that goat sausage my way. that and a slow roasted goat over a pit is mouthwatering. picked up the taste at ft sill. ok. go figure. warren

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16419: to all the rest of you porch sitters--- hang in there and keep the rest of us in line. catch you later. warren.

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16420: Good morning dears,
I can not tell you how much I enjoyed the evening with Mayberry folk last night, and the episodes that followed. One thing that seemed odd to me, although I reckon if I had thought about it I knew it had to be...you know the board they film and they say Scene One Take Two, or whatever the case may be. Wow! I know that the show was about a television family and it was not actually a real life family, but it always seemed so much that it was, that when they showed that, it kinda threw me for a loop. I guess it always seemed so real that I wanted to believe in my own little mind that it was like reality television and they were just taping the true life of Andy and Co. Does anyone know what I mean? I have not taken leave of my senses, I just can't explain it very well. I know the show was not for real, but maybe that explains it's long running appeal. In spite of what you know, it was so easy to believe that you were just visiting with some friends. And that I am sure we all understand.

Time for a group hug!((((hug))))
fun girl

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16421: Oh and I just thought I would add this. Kyle likes Andy Griffith, but if there was something else to do, he would just as soon skip it. Last night he was grounded from other t.v. shows and so he spend the evening with me watching the TAGS special. I tell ya, there were times when Barney had me in tears I was laughing so hard and Kyle was giggling his little head off too. I think from now on, he may be more inclined to watch TAGS with me.

Aw Pa, Caint I just look at the purty man?

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16422: why do you write in big letters warren ?..are you yelling at us ...ha ha

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16423: Howdee, Well I stumbled upon this site by accident looking for information on the reunion show this month. Ya'll sound like you've been chatting with each other a long time. My husband and I are HUGE Andy Griffith show fans and watch it on TV land every chance we get and look for anything related to Andy/Barn/Opie etc. My search didn't pull up anything related to the reunion show November 11th. Do any of you have any more information? Mtngirl

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16424: welcome Mtngirl...you will have to get ya a character name ! ..and HM the sausage will be on the way soon ..Hey Boo.asa,fun girl, I will leave ya food alone warren !..rain here on the southern end of the porch...75 degrees..where ya been possum?..mrs wiley when are ya gona cook again?...hey Mtngirl wana throw some darts at the south end of the porch? ..caint find possum..signed: Spot the talking dog of goobers...

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16425: Mtngirl - you don't need a character name, mine isn't. . you can call yourself whatever you like.
Busy here -


November 04, 2003 - Msg 16426: well didnt mean ya had to!...its just fun ...

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16427: hey where are ya located on the porch Mtngirl?im in GA....spot..the talking dog of the goobs..boo ya still of the fla end of the porch? hey possum how is Laci?..wana throw darts later?

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16428: Spot - I can see why geee-o-gra - fee ain't your strong point - Boo is in TX and so is Romeena cept she is Fla right now :)

It's a pretty day in the midwest - got the windows open and the fresh air is blowing the germs around!


November 04, 2003 - Msg 16429: i wasnt yelling, it was 2am and even when i am awake it is hard for me causewe never had all this high tech stuff, sorry about the caps. welcome mtn girl, my porch is in lincoln, illinois.on nov 11th the show is called welcome to mayberry. they are visiting the set and the fishing hole, its a behind the scenes look. it should be listed in your guide.fun girl i know what you mean, even the reunion show will have more scenes like that, but its folks like us who will keep in our hearts the little town of mayberry. boo be careful what you wish for cause as crazy as the weather has been you could be snowed in until spring.charlotte tucker== nov 11 special is what i told mtn girl. werll to the rest of you fine porch sitter warren says hey.

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16430: thanks hm...dont let the germs get to ya...was just wondering what mt mtngirl was from !and no geee-o-gra-fee aint my best subject ! ha ha..well about to get off work and go home and do some more preasure washing of the ole dog house ....where have ya been bdj?...otis my black lab drug up a dead rattler with 11 rattlers on it 2 days ago ....whew ...glad it did not get him...we could habe rattle snake for breakfast sometime...grits and snake ?..humm..signed: spot the dog of a gas man..will be back soon to the great southern end of the porch ...

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16431: and warren caps aint no big deal ...just funnin!!spot

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16432: "Tall, dark....and a doorprize!"

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16433: "nice real nice"

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16434: Good afternnon my porch sittin pals.
Boy howdy, after one of the nicest Falls I remember having in a long time, old man winter has come early and come hard here. Some of our ski resorts got almost 4 feet of snow over the last two days. But we are in a serious drought so I look at it as a blessing from above.
I live here in the mountains of Norther Utah Spot. I think that was asking. Gonna get colder than cold tonight to. BRRR! Best dress warm N.N.
Hope you are all doing well. I'm working on an incant for your cysty wrist Boo. Glad yer back with us to.
I'd be careful of anything homemaker trys to pass off as goat sausage. She's been known to trick ya. LOL


November 04, 2003 - Msg 16435: Hey Porch,

Well, my son and I are just sitting here hacking away. I HATE this cough. Someone said whooping cough is making a comeback. Anybody know anything about it? I hope we don't have that. The real shame is it is sunny, and about 72 here in Michigan! We should be outside and enjoying this, cause I KNOW this ain't going to last. Soon, we will be sitting under the snow just like old Asa!

Welcome to the porch mtngirl, pull yourself up a rocker and make yourself at home. Mayberry NEVER gets too crowded and there is always room for a new friend! Some of the folks here have been around for a number of years, and some, like me, about a year or so, and then there are some who are pretty new to the porch, and we 'preciate everyone of 'em!

I think I shall make same baby back ribs, any takers out there? Come on by and have yourselves a plate full!

I guess I'll sign off for now, so y'all "look alive"!

Mary Wiggins

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16436: Mary Wiggins - do I dare say to coat you chest with VICKS!!


November 04, 2003 - Msg 16437: I"ll bring the baked beans Mary ...bacon on top...Spot..

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16438: Sounds de-lish!

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16439: hey I make good cole slaw too!..onions and carrots in it ..and yes mtngirl pull up a 5 gallon bucket andset a spell, we gotto figure where you are gona be setting at the southern end of the porch with me and possum under a rock[she is from the carolinas] or the northern end with Asa from utah....well never the less we roam all over the porch on top and under it too!...just jump in when ya can and hang on ...a-one.and a-two.....whew we need a party .....signed spot the talking dog of goobers ...hey Ro , hm, salty dog, warren.fun girl , and plum!.......yee haww...

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16440: hey asa , you think hm"s goat sausage might be something else?...hummm....got 4 beavers at my small pond got to do something with them, making a mess , caint get a good shot at them , they only come out at night , ones a BIG one,,,hey what about beaver dumplins?..signed.spot.. the talking dog of goobers

November 04, 2003 - Msg 16441: Evenin' Y'all! Hey Spot,quit throwing darts at me! Almost like being jabbed at with a long poinky stick! Next thing you'll be lighting fires on the porch trying to smoke me out! Heaven forbid you'd burn the porch down! Keep an eye on him,would ya Warren? Arrest him if you have to! Ha Ha
Spot,Laci's doing great-growing like a weed.She's now 6lbs.14oz.She is our little angel baby.I love her to pieces!
Hey to Mtn. Girl! Where are you from? You might have said,but I missed it.
Asa,it was around 85 degrees here today! I'll trade you some of this humid weather for some of your snow.
Oh, just got the new TV Guide (with the cast of John Ritter's show on the cover.) There's a very touching article about that show and there's also a two page interview with Andy Griffith and Don Knotts.Lots of talk about the reunion show coming up later this month on CBS.Nothing really new in it if you're a big TAGS fan like we all are,but it's nice to read.Check it out.
Enjoyed watching the TAGS thing on TVLand last night.Got excited when I heard Andy singing "The Fishing Hole" (theme song)-I've never heard it sung before!
Well,I'd best get back under my rock before somebody starts throwing darts at me! Behave yourself Spot!
Y'all have a good evening! Love to all!
possum under a rock