November 09, 2003 - Msg 16442: Hey Folks....sorry for the problems. -- Allan

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16443: Looks like it was down since the 4th or at least that's the last Archive. We lost everything since then.


November 09, 2003 - Msg 16444: Glad to see this back up - I thought it was my computer! Been a good day today - got back into my painting Sterling. My goat doesn't look too bad - need to get back into it. We also have two goats maybe sold for this weekend - that is also good news. We really need to move some so that was welcome news.

Gotta go - -


November 09, 2003 - Msg 16445: Whew! I thought I had been banned from the porch or something! Mercy, what a scare. You don't know how much this porch means until you can't get there. All you folks that got emails from me, asking whether you were able to get there or not, please forgive panicky old me. Allan, Don't you go beatin' yourself up inside or nothing. You can't help it if some nasty old glitch comes along and pounces on our porch. We appreciate all that you do, which is considerable. Probably a lot more than most of us know, unless we're really computer-savvy. Thanks for going to so much trouble for us all the time.

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

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16446: "WHEW"............the porch LIVES....Hey Ro and plum....and possum .....signed: spot the dog..anybody wana throw darts?

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16447: Boy, I wouldn't want to go thru that again! I came on here yesterday (Saturday, the 8th) and I was able to get to the porch. Oh, I wrote the prettiest speech. I went on an on. Then I mashed down on the "post your comments" button, and the whole thing went into cyber space, I guess. I thought maybe I'd said too much, and weighed down the porch too much and broke it. See, now I remember the reason I usually don't say too much... I'll come back on later, after I remember what all I said, and post it again.

"Every thinking pioneer and inventor has suffered the same kind of ridicule."

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16448: I put some new preasure treated 2x6:s that the goob had behind wallys fillen station under the southern end of the porch...wedged them in real good ,but think i have a spider bite now , its dark down thar.....signed: spot the talking spider bit dog of mayberry !

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16449: thanks to the little fat mayor who offered to jack up my porch and fix it. everyone else on miss crumps blackboard was sure there were to many spiders to help.ha if you go to msnbc entertainment section they have a great andy interview. so good to be home with you all. warren

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16450: i need help: i hate to put it that way with my porch folks. i want to register the name warren on miss crumps bulliten board- font color aquamarine-- smiley face with halo . my provider does not carry the service to do it. my E- MAIL IS WATTSCATS any help or afvise would be appreciated warren

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16451: hey yall how do I post a message on mrs. Crumps blackboard? I have to join something?.spot

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16452: tried to e-mail ya warren, but would not go through .never seen a e-mail add. like yours !!hey yall had supper yet? the k-9

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16453: Evening Y'all! Thanks for fixing the porch Allan! Now Hazel,I don't think you're the one that broke it-my guess is that it was all those darts that Spot has been throwing lately at me.Think he poked one too many holes in the porch and it just gave way! That's my theory anyhow.
Noticed there's a Glenn Ford movie"Midway"playing on AMC tonight.Sure hope Asa isn't watching it. He'll be Glenn Fording it all over the porch tomorrow!
Hey Spot,go in your doghouse tonight-it's chilly on the southern end of the porch.Wind blew all last night and today.Brrr!
Gotta go-y'all have a great evening!
possum under a rock

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16454: "FOR SALE" slightly used dart board, 6 darts and a nail to hang it on $6.50...dont want to be blamed for crashing the porch ! wheat straw in the dog house , will be just fine on these chilly nights, if my bowl of water dont freeze !possum what other game could we get that is safer?...checkers?...signed: Spot the dog with a dart board for sale that can talk.

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16455: Hi all,
I would like to thank Spot for inviting me to the porch. He answered my post on the bulletin board about my needing TAGS cards. Looking forward
to once again a member of the TAGSRWC group. Thanks, Jeb

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16456: Spot, dont tell me you got back down there with them spiders. LOL.

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16457: welcom jeb!.....and yes i got down there with the spiders....see my spider bite !but the boards are doing a good job on the southern end of the porch!how is the north end doing yall ,asa,and bdj...signed spot the talking dog ,,

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16458: A little piece of TAGS advice. When hitting a baseball, be sure you are not playing in front of the old Rimshaw place. Mwahahaha.

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16459: Thanks for inviting me. I was on the chat rooms a couple years ago. Ive become a bigger TAGS fan since my trip to Mt. Airy in 2001. Just hope I finsh my card set. Lol.

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16460: im gona check the dog house and see what cards i have doubles of jeb.....i aint scared of the rimshaw place ....yall?

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16461: Ok Spot thanks, lol. It aint the house you arent supposed to be afraid of, its all them shine drinking ghosts.Email about the cards. Ill be back tomorrow nite. Thanks, Jeb.

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16462: well im at work ,will be here till 6 am so gona check the doghouse cubbard for some scooby snacks ,hey bdj where are ya and asa too , hazel you cooking supper tomorrow night or is home maker? girl hope ya did not get hurt when the porch fell .you ok?..signed : spot a k-9 that can talk and is owned by goober !

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16463: I aint scared just go in and get the ball ...ok...signed spot

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16464: LOL ok. hehe heh.

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16465: All right, Romeena, was that you trying to clean for the holidays and done swept the porch clean out of cyberspace for several days?? I don't think it was out that long. I posted Friday I think. Hope everyone comes back out to sit a spell soon.
Charlotte Tucker

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16466: Hey guys, hope everyone is ok. I didn't know what was going on. I figured the fall out was affecting our milk again. It is COLD on my porch tonyte. Down in the 30's already. Glad everyone is ok, have a good evening--Salty Dog

November 09, 2003 - Msg 16467: Hey Ro!,Charlotte Tucker, Salty Dog , sure are missing some people on the porch , fun girl,HM,asa, where ya at ,and whose cooking supper tomorrow night and what are we having?..I"ll bring the hot pickled peppers,and slaw,sure could use a tune from the boys BDJ, guess i"ll hang my dart board back up aint got now takers on the sell of her out possum under a rock gona fling some .."BULLSEYE".......signed spot the pooch.[here is some warm cider for ya salty dog] burr

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16468: No I ain't injured. I was inside grabbing me a Little Debbie and a Co-Cola. So when the porch crashed, I was safe and sound inside. Shore am looking forward to Tuesday night. My VCR will be set for sure. I taped the last show that was on about a week ago, but fungi taped JUDGING AMY over it. I was so mad steam was a comin outta my ears something fierce. Wonder what causes that?
The north end of the porch is COLD. They say it should warm up mid week, but it's still gonna be too cold for me.

Are any of ya'll consumers of Starbucks? I aint one to drink much coffee, but I'll tell ya, a carmel frappacino is about as close to heaven as your gonna get. DEEEEEElish!

We are learning to play chess around here. Kyle has a teacher he really admires and the teacher opens his room to students for chess games. We are just starting to learn, and it really is fun.I have always heard that kids who have extra curricular activities are less likely to give in to the temptation of drugs.

Me too Miss Minnie!
fun girl

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16469: I like moon pies and rc colas myself fun girl..anybody want me to get out the chess board for a game on the porch?...your move ! spot: the chess playing dog...whats a frappacino?.this country dog dont know...

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16470: A frappacino is a coffee drink with your choice of flavorings and they blend it with ice, kinda like a daquri. Then they pile on the whipped cream. My arteries are hardening just typing this. That there is good beverage!
fun girl

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16471: so glad to see you all back. spot the k9--my provider is a local one that doesnt offer the nessecary microsoftware, thanks for trying, i posted it on miss crumps regular site as problem registering. if no luck i will write jim our head goober. thanks again warren

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16472: welcome jeb, lol and we always have room foranyone who wants to pull up a chair. warren

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16473: country dog-- msg 16469, i am with you- moon pie and rc. i think fun girl was refering to the gunny sack that is nailed over the enterance to the dog house. warren

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16474: it does ones heart good to see so many new folks since the porch has been cleaned and repaired. so glad i didnt have to send out a search party for all the regulars but i need to see if fun girl,charlotte tucker,hazel, ro, homemaker,possum, and salty dog can swing bye and wake up-- mrs wiley, asa,and the rest of the porch gang? were in a crisis andy, i mean big i think asa,mrs wiley and the rest have been cat napping. were having a regular big city crime wave, first the porch falls, then noone has seen or heard from so many of our citizens. warren

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16475: mrs wiley , wake up and cook us some supper for tonight !...signed: spot the hungry talking dog..lets eat outside tonight ....

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16476: I'm glad to see all is well again here on the porch. Sory I lost 4 days worth of talking but at least we're back in business. Y'all have fun.
--Floyd (Allan)

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16477: Hazel, I did the same - submitted a real nice message to Asa and BLEWIE! I emailed Floyd and confessed the whole thing. Glad to think maybe it wasn't something I said after all. Ain't Floyd a Prince?

Now Asa, you were asking for some words of wisdom since your daughter thinks she has found Mr. Right, but won't give the courtship some extra time. Just tell the nice young man that you have a double-barreled shotgun for any man that trifles with your daughters emotions and he'd better be sure he can take care of her. Yeah. That ought to do it.

Glad the porch is back,
~ Mrs. Wiley

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16478: "What's the matter with Allan? He's alright!"

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16479: Floyd - you are the cat's meow - you know that. .
thanks for fixing us back up! and letting us meet again.
Asa - I don't have any advice for you about your daughter. . wish I did but if I was to give you some - it would be just like Mrs. Wiley's shotgun advice. Just tell them you have been doing really good at bullet maintenance (no green showing on them shotgun shells!)
Fun Girl - Judging Amy was really good but I am sorry that your show was taped over. :(
Well - you all take care. . .need to do something constructive.


November 10, 2003 - Msg 16480: Asa, can you repeat what's going on with your daughter? I think I missed something. Hope ya'll have a great day!
Charlotte Tucker

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16481: Thanks Floyd!!

Thanks also to all of my friend who were so sympathetic and gave such wonderful advice when I was feeling kind of out of it.

Asa, I wonder why kids can't seem to listen to good, sound advice, especially from their Fathers but those "in love hormones" make us do some pretty unwise things sometimes. Hope all goes as it should. My only advice: PRAY HARD.

Well, I am off to San Antonio today to take my parents to the doctor. The sun is shining for the first time in three days and it is warming up (BOOOOO). Ya'll have a great day.


November 10, 2003 - Msg 16482: Hey Asa, I tell you what to do. Have your daughter go over to her intended's house with a snow cone. Have her bite the end off and suck out all the syrup, then hand it to him. How he reacts will tell you alot about his charecter. Someone who can be kind after that must be an okay person. Just to be absolutely sure, have her slather VICKS behind her ears good. Any man who would love her in those conditions can't be all bad.

I am not the person to ask about those short courtships. I only knew fungi for about six months before I married him. And in May we will have been married for 15 years.(and I have no plans of quitting him now) Of course I was in perilous danger of being an old maid. I was all of 26 when we got married and he was 32.LOL

Well I am pickled tink that the porch is back up and appears to be stable. Floyd, you're a prince.

fun girl

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16483: "I love you Mrs Brendlemight"

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16484: Afternoon Porch,
I wondered what happened! I figured Barney had rounded every one up and they were all in jail, and somehow I got away! Glad to see everyone is back!

Welcome to the porch Jeb! We always have room for more friends.

Tonight is going to be lemon pepper chicken, Uncle Ben's Chicken and Vegetable rice, and corn, along with some corn bread. I hear tell some folks don't like corn bread, but I just LOVE it. (As a matter of fact, if it has the word bread in it, most likely I love it!) I think leftover halloween candy is going to have to cover desert! Dinner is at 6ish, see y'all then!

Mary Wiggins

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16485: "I love you too, Bahney."

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16486: mary wiggins-- save me 3 plates worth, heaping, thats my high weater mark warren

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16487: floyd-- have you master the sideburns yet? warren

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16488: asa-- i was worried that you had been cat named.refer to bottom of msg16474. warren

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16489: I'm not responsible if one LOBE is longer than the other! --Floyd

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16490: Thanks to all the warm welcomes to the Porch, looks as if everyone has just enjoyed a nice band concert, without them spiders of course,lol.-Jeb

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16491: Howdy, everyone! So good to see you all, but we're still missing a few folks. Reckon where they are? If they don't turn up soon, maybe Warren can initiate a search party.

Asa, about your daughter - I might not be a good one to be offering advice. I was all of 17 when I met my beloveded, we dated five months, then got engaged, and got married three months later. I knew the moment I set eyes on him that he was the one. I know that's dangerous thinking, but it worked out for us. We had 38 wonderful years together. We scrapped and fought, and made up, and lived and laughed and loved, and raised our four kids, and worked together and played together and prayed together (the key, I think) and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat. I hope your daughter will be able to say the same thing in about 40 years. My head tells me that it's better for them to wait a while, but people told us that, too, and we didn't do it, and it worked out fine. Sometimes we get lucky, I guess.

Whoohoo, Mary Wiggins! Boy, does that cornbread sound good! I love the stuff, and kinda hate to make it for just one. Guess I could give the birds and squirrels some of it. Hmmm, I think that's just what I'll do. I even have a little buttermilk to go along with it, I think. (For me, not the critters.) Now there's a combination that'll twang your buds.

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

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16492: LOOK WARREN...3 plates funn way ...and thanks for cooking Mrs wilie , here yall get ya a hot pepper and some slaw I brought..and thanks again girl you are a site with the snow cone deal ..yee haww..hello jeb and boo and plum and HM, but I do have a spider bite, and yea floyd is a prince , hey hazel,we need to get barney to carry mrs brendlemight??? hum thought it was mendelbright?? somebody has been hitting the squeezins...humm but we do need to carry her a plat of supper ...well all take care ...going to the southern end of the porch and look for possum and jeb ..yall dont stept on my tail as i nap ..signed spot the talking dog thats snooooozing..

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16493: sorry about last mail ,,,mary thanks for cooking not mrs wiley , but she may have

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16494: Hey there, Mayberry Folks! Mind if I just jump onto the porch with a quick question? You all remember the Walker Drugstore? Well, right above the counter are two hanging objects that kinda look like giant Christmas tree light bulbs... I have been wondering what they are for years now. Anyone know?

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16495: Yikes. I was almost attacked by that upside down
flying owl.

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16496: last message mine-Jeb. Lol

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16497: Did anyone see "Mayberry Returns" Sun. night?? Where was this filmed at??

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16498: Evenin' Y'all! Save me a hunk of cornbread Mary! I already had supper,but there's always room for cornbread!
Can't answer your question Msg.16494.I'm curious though,and will have to look at a TAGS episode that features the drugstore cause I can't picture the hanging objects in my mind.
Welcome to Jeb! I believe Spot said you're on the Southern end of the porch with us-where ya from? I'm from South Carolina,Spot is from Georgia.Glad to have you!
May I request prayers for a dear coworker/friend of mine? She is in the hospital with 2 intestinal blockages and high blood pressure.She is the sweetest little woman and the place just isn't the same without her.Please pray for Ann-thanks and God Bless Y'all!
possum under a rock

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16499: I guess I should have said "Return To Mayberry". MSG #16497

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16500: By the way, that's me above Msg 16494 --- Clara! Sorry about being gone...*all these many months*! So many things have needed tending around home. My older daughter (pregnant with her fourth, remember?) is having a tough time and having a severely autistic five year old and a clingy 1 year old is wearing her out I think. Poor thing said the other day that she was feeling "on the edge".. boy, if that don't make a mother worry! On top of that, my younger daughter fell back in with a new batch of 'evil companions' just when we thought she had turned her life around so well. Please pray for both of them if you could and for me as well.... Another thing that has come along (when it rains, it pours) is that a pelvic mass was found last week during a sonogram. I don't know if you remember this, but two years ago I had a total hysterectomy that had to be done abdominally. So the doctor was able to see that nothing was there (tumors, etc.); everything was "clean". An exray four weeks later done for a kidney stone showed a mass where the cervix would have been which my doctor thought it was a bloodclot because it appeared so quickly. I have never had any symptoms of any kind but the life insurance company wanted a sonogram last week and to my surprise the mass is still there. Now I am worried. I see my doctor Friday.

Hope everyone is well. I don't have time to go through the archives but, hello to new Porchsters and hugs to you Oldies!

Blessings to you ~Clara~

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16501: Just missed ya, Possum. Prayers for Ann. This talk of cornbread is making me hungry! I might just cook up some porkchops, fried potatoes, and maybe even apple rings to go with it.... mm mmm! You all are welcome to join me ;)

Blessings ~Clara~

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16502: Possum-Im from NC and I have been to Mt Airy.Lol.

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16503: Will keep those in need in prayers. -Jeb

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16504: Prayers for ya Clara, and Ann too! Keep a good thought, ~ Mrs. Wiley

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16505: sugarplum- romeena-- check the bottom of my msg# 16474, warren was on the job and thanks to the fine folks of mayberry we have most of the porch folks found. i will pray for everyone. i got so busy looking for everyone that i forgot to check gomer out on et myself. idea: what do you all think if we take a day out and everyone list name and where there from. we have several new ones and i dont know some. warren- lincoln, illinopis.

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16506: That sounds like a great idea. I am new to the front porch. Did anyone get to go to the unveiling ceremony in Raleigh? I asked off a month in advance. My husband and I got up at 4:30am to get to the RBC to catch the shuttle to Pullen Park. It was well worth it. I keep hoping to catch a glimpse of Andy Griffith in Manteo when we go vacationing to the OBX.

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16507: Exactilioso, fungirl, I think the snow cone idea is a good one.

Prayers for Clara and Ann. Hang in there Clara.

Ro, they say there is no such thing as love at first sight but I know I had "something" at first sight of my husband. I was 27 when I first saw him, so I had dated for awhile and had other boyfriends but when I met Bruce it was very different. I have loved him since day one. We dated for a long time (four years) because we were both very independant but when it was time to start having children we finally tied the knot. I have never regretted it. I hope and pray that Asa's daughter has found the right man for her and if he's not, that he would move along.

I sure got a kick out of TAGS tonight. That Barney is so funny when he starts talking to Juanita. Peggy was so sweet. After the show was over my husband said, "You mean Andy gave up Peggy for that Helen Crump? What was wrong with him? Peggy was pretty, sweet, and rich.". Sometimes we get so "into" the show that we forget that its not real!

Well, I am tired out from my trip to San Antonio. Seems like the traffic was just horrendous. I think I will turn in soon. Have a great day tomorrow, friends!


November 10, 2003 - Msg 16508: What did I say?! Mayberry not real?! It's real alright but just not everybody can experience it.


November 10, 2003 - Msg 16509: No, I have not been hitting the squeezins. I just mean that Mayberry will always live in my heart (sniff).


"Don't you start cryin' or I'm a gonner!"

November 10, 2003 - Msg 16510: "Exactilioso"

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16511: Asa, I hope you ain't just making a big moulage out of this thing. (just kidding) Wouldn't do to go around Glen Fording it all over town. LOL

Warren, I am Penny and I live in Martinsville, Indiana. I am a 40 year old mother of a thirteen year old boy and I will have been married 15 years in May.

Prayers about the folks who work for Kroger. fungi is very loyal to his employer and appreciates the benefits we have, but if the workers strike and Kroger replaces them where does that leave us? Not making a decent wage and without health benefits. As you all know, I am not in the best of health. This really has me worried and I had a slight anxiety attack tonight. Pray that God will handle the situation and that I will just GIVE IT TO HIM!
fun girl

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16512: Of course, without the union we would not be making the money we are or have such wonderful benefits. Sounds like we are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16513: good morning early porch siters-- possum and fun girl-- i hope others will follow your leads. it is much easier to visit and pray for someone when you have something like the california fires if you know who is from that area. even if people just say name, town and state. i am 62, retired military and have a lot of medical issues, no asa i am not touched in head. ha. same woman has put up with me 49 years, she must be a saint. 4 kids, 8 grandkids oldest living on her own at 19. warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16514: i said it was early ops-- meant to say 39 years and she hasnt killed sweet ole me yet. warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16515: Congrats warren - 49 years is a wonder. My momma and daddy will be married for 57 years on the 29th of this month (I gave them a grandson for a 50th wedding anniversary!) My daddy was a WWII vet - so happy veteran's day Warren!
A cloudy rainy day on the porch here!

Take care -


November 11, 2003 - Msg 16516: Morning Porch,
Happy Veterans' Day! My father was a veteran from World War II and the Korean War, my grandfather from World War I, and I know at least one of my great great grandfathers fought in the Civil War, (why is it called the "civil" war, I don't think there was too much civil about it?). A word of prayer for all the veterans-to-be in Iraq and Afghanistan, and whereever else our military people may find themselves...May Our Father in Heaven watch over every soldier, give them courage to face the day, wisdom to help keep them safe, patience for the situation they are in, and help all the folks back home to remember them and appreciate them while they are in harm's way, and especially when they come back home and will need the support of their people and families, in Jesus' name, Amen.

Oh, by the way, I am a 46 year old female, I live in Warren, Michigan, with my 21 year old daughter, 20 year old son, 6 year old son, and artist husband whom I have been married to for 13 lucky years! name is...can you guess it?...Mary! Not too original here! (But my last name has been changed to protect the innocent!) Oh, and one more thing, I really don't like cooking! But, I have gotten better at it in recent years. My husband used to tease me and say he knew dinner was ready when either the smoke alarm started going off, or the pizza delivery man showed up on the porch! (The pity is, that is so close to the truth it is painful!)

Well, I guess that is enough book-writing for now! Prayers for all who need them, may God watch over every porch sitter and their family and friends today.

Mary Wiggins
"Nip it in the bud!"

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16517: Asa, here everyone's givin' you all this good advice. Where the blazes are ya? I still missed out on what's going on with your daughter in the first place. Has she hooked up with a ne'er do well or are we just talking short courtship here? Tell her to WAIT and think about this thing. It's the rest of her life she's talking about. (my two cents). 39 years--pretty impressive, warren.
Charlotte Tucker

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16518: Happy Vets Day to you too, Mary Wiggins. Didn't see you there.

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16519: Ha everybody! I trying to get the hang of this. I am a nurse at the Durham Veterans Hospital. Happy Veterans Day to all the Vets!! I have two boys- 6 years old and 19 mths. My husband and I went to the unveiling ceremony in Raleigh. Did anyone else go??? I am still looking and waiting for the answer-if anyone knows- Where was "Return to Mayberry" filmed. Did anyone get Andy's autograph after the ceremony. I wish Don Knotts and Ron Howard could have been there. Has everyone gotten their flu shot??

"The County Nurse"

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16520: i am pacing the porch- only hours away from the really big shew. mrs wiley== if you have time could you make me 3 sweet tater pies to tide me over? may the good lord smile on you and yours porch wide, warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16521: Welcome to the "The County Nurse"....Im spot the talking dog ....prayers to all in need, hey fun girl , mrs wiley, possum, going down to the creek .back in a

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16522: what state are ya in county nurse .....possum and jeb and I are at the southern of the porch ga and the carolinas..sogned: spot the talking dog

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16523: Welcome Nurse - no flu shot here - I'm not much akin to needles!
Be careful at the creek Spot!


November 11, 2003 - Msg 16524: I live in Stem, NC. That is about 22 miles north of Durham. It's a very happening place. We have one caution light and a post office. If you blink while passing through, you may miss it.

The County Nurse

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16525: well im back ,too cold for the creek, lets build a bon fire tonight , yall want to?..and county nurse , you will be setting on the southern end with possum and jeb and I the talking dog of goobers ..and I"ll tale one of those flu shots ..

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16526: homemaker would you fix me some lunch ?

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16527: Welcome, County Nurse. I'm a nurse, too, and so is Boo. I'm still working at a hospital, and Boo has left nursing to raise her family. (The nerve!) We're both in Texas - she lives down along the coast, and I'm in the Dallas area.

Congratulations, Warren. 39 years is impressive. My dear husband and I had 38 years behind us and were looking forward to many more when the Lord called him home very suddenly, at the age of 58. Took me a while to get past that, but with the loving support of my family and friends, and these precious people here on this porch, life is pleasant again. I'll always have a large empty space that follows me around, but I've come to terms with that. Sometimes I talk to him, and in my heart, he answers.

Well, gotta go put out critter food. A squirrel has come up on my windowsill and peered inside, no doubt wondering why I haven't fed them. They are just so cute. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16528: Ro fix me and the squirrels some lunch !

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16529: Mornin' Porch! Welcome to the county nurse - no shots for me thank you. Warren, best sweet tater pies are at the corner fish market, a little old lady makes them by hand. Yummers! Say, do I get the feeling that spot and warren know each other? Like, real well? They're always posting together like. Curious...curious.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Happy Vets Day!

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16530: Fix me some lunch Mrs. hungry and caint the dog that dont know warren but form the porch !

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16531: Poor Spot...I wish someone would throw a tomato at him, he ain't hat lunch yet. God Bless all our veterans. Grandpa Harvey, who passed away in July, was a veteran of World War II, (the big one) and my mother's father and several great uncles fought in that war too. My step father was just a little sprout when Grandpa Harvey came back from Okinawa.(sp) He was not used to sharing Grandma's attention. So, he told Grandpa, "You go back to Okie-knock-knock." A story Grandpa repeated whenever the opportunity presented itself.

A great-great grandfather was in the UN-civil war and was in Cahawba Prison Camp in Alabama. When he was released he boarded the Sultana (steamboat) and was headed up the Mississippi toward his Indiana home. The Sultana sank and many men died. But Grandpa Ashley made it to shore. This is well documented and quite a interesting story. Of course it is more interesting to me, as a family member lived through it.

Ro, you mentioned buttermilk and cornbread. My great Uncle Fred loved to eat that concotion. I have many warm memories of him and buttermilk and cornbread never fails to evoke them. He was also a veteran and was wounded in the war. I am not sure of the details, but he hds a small hole in his leg for the rest of his life. I can remember when I was small watching him pour peroxide into the hole. Now the thought makes me queasy, but we were mesmerized by it then.

Well enough of my epic tales. I think this chapter is done.

fun girl

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16532: I will take buttermilk and cornbread OR a tomato !spot...

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16533: attention porch--- usa today has an article on tonights special. also go to at bottom right has some good pictures. welcome the county nurse.awfuly fine folks on the porch.more later warren from lincoln, illinois, so glad we are getting to know where we are all from.

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16534: also has 5 clips video on tonights shoe. excellant. warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16535: Hey Folks, I just found this site this morning (you didn't even know you were lost I bet). I LOVE it. This show and the Dick Van Dyke show's class and intelligence have never been matched.I can't wait to check the rest of the site out.

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16536: welcome AUH20 , whats the name mean?

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16537: Afternoon porch buddies.
I want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and advice concerning my Daughter. You all mean so much to me. We have all had a good long talk and I have told them both how strongly I feel about them giving it some more time, so they say they are gonna pray about it and talk it over. I guess I will go with whatever they decide upon, with a smile on my face.
Hey Charlotte, my Daughter announced she is going to Marry this fellow she met at college in January and I just think they are not taking enough time to get to know each other. She is a very good kid, and her fiance seems to be a very good young man. Both are devout in their Christian beliefs which pleases me. Maybe I just worry to much but dag blame it, this is my little sweetheart and she deserves the best, my job is to see to it that she gets the best! LOL
Anyway thank you all for the comments. You are all wonderful friends and I love you all! I think I'll try the snowcone idea Fun Girl. That one made me LOL.
Welcome to all our new sitters. Hope you like it here. Can't think of a better group of people. And so good to see you again Clara. So sorry about your problems. Prayers to all who need them.
And thanks for fixing the porch Floyd. You ever thought about cutting meat?
Can't wait for tonight to get here. Boy am I ever excited.
Mrs. Wiley, are you having a party at your place tonight for the big event?


November 11, 2003 - Msg 16538: Oooh, that sounds like fun. A party at Mrs. Wiley's to celebrate the Mayberry Reunion! I can bring the popcorn! Maybe a little Halloween chocolate too!

Mary Wiggins

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16539: "YEA" a party !....I"ll bring the dart board !watch out posssum.....yeee

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16540: Asa, I posted some thoughts about your daughter (real good thoughts too, I might add), but, alas, they got lost in cyberspace when the porch crashed. Let's see if I can remember what I said. Something about the ep that had Frankie Flint in it. Maybe if you was to think of it more as gaining a son, than losing a daughter. Anyway, I hope everything works out well for you and yours. I seem to remember a couple years ago, when your other daughter got married, you near 'bout went off the deep end of the porch then, too. Just try not to worry.
I'm up for the party as Mrs. Wileys. I'll bring my meatballs. I've got em made already. Here, Spot... Catch! There, that should tide you over til the party. Now go lay in your doghouse.
By the way, I'm from Idaho!
- Hazel

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16541: "CHOMP"..thanks for the meatball Hazel !..being from Idaho you should bring some potatoes from ga i can bring peaches..I will bring my big pull behind smoker and put 4 or 5 pork butt on ...they want be done till late , but whose goings to the rib cooking dog from mayberry....

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16542: mrs wiley--- star trek went shopping this morning and the jump in meat prices were unreal, if i mention your name with the seet tater pies can i get a discount? i would love to have an annual picknic by myers lake where everyone could visit in person,i just know you all from the porch, but i cant help funnin with spot or anyone who gives me an opening. i enjoy being picked right back, warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16543: mary wiggins--- i was hatched in benton harbor, michigan, still have relatives ther and in watervilet, st, joearea. warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16544: fun girl--- i heard on todays news that kroger and the union are meeting today, hopefuly our prayers will be answered. warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16545: boo--- i agree god, family, friends and the hopes of mayberry is what keeps sanity and hope in an insane world. may the good lord smile on you and yours. warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16546: asa--- welcome back, sure missed youhere on the porch, spot and i have been acting up while you were napping. ha. welcome auh20. where do live? who is your favorite mayberry character? if you go thru the list of msg befoe\re its swept you will get an idea where folks are from. asa-- didnt you say you were from utah? since youve been gone so many new folks have dropped by that i suggeted we all sign our name and where were from. warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16547: homemaker-- dont forget tocheck my message number 16534 i even added the pictures and clips to my favorite file. also usa has a thing about tonights show, warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16548: spot--- it is just hours away till the big night. would sip a little shine, to knock the chill off but i would fall asleep and miss the shew. may the good lord smile on you and yours. warren

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16549: Whoohoo! A party at Mrs. Wiley's! I just hope Ernest T. Bass doesn't show up and make a big scene. I don't mind if he shows up, just hope he behaves himself. He can be real sweet when he wants to be.

I'll bring a big pan of cornbread - should go with the smoked pork Spot is making, and of course, The Plum will bring a lot of carrots. They make good nibbles, and I'll bring along a little ranch dressing to dip them in. She prefers hers dry, but some folks like the dressing.

Well, see you at the party. Do we have a couple of back-up TV's lined up, just in case? Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16550: "Andy's got hot knees."

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16551: HeeHee 16550, I love that one. Ok y'all, the doors are open, the buffet table is set up and the big screen is set to watch the Andy special. I'm making chicken(EN not IN) cordonbleu. And the first one to soak a napkin in the punch bowl and throw it up on the celing GETS IT!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"Go on Warren, dance with Ramona."

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16552: "WOW" party is on!....pork butt will be ready soon pecan chips smoking under it !..and I work for the power company so I brought a generator in case the power goes off..I like blue cheese dressing get ya a dip warren , hey possum get away from the smoker "ITS HOT" my BBQ apron on is this ever fun !Hey Ro put a little ga vidalia onions chopped on those baked beans add a little bacon too...Mrs Wiley wrap that garlic french bread tight in tin foil and we will put it on the grill in just a bit ...possum get that "dart" out of your mouth ....yeeeee hawwwww..gime a sip fun girl ...whew "that-al twange yer bud"....well im getten more wood !...signed Spot the talking BBQ cook...and prayers to all !!!

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16553: "SPLAT"...there goes the first napkin soaked in punch to hit the celing....was not me Mrs Wiley ..IM

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16554: What a wonderful reunion show. Combination of what the show was,yet bittersweet since many of the stars have gone. Also a special "Thanks For the Memories" to Art Carney.

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16555: ast post was mine. I cant remember to sign them. -Jeb.

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16556: "Hey" to the new folks! Glad to have ya'll.

Thanks to Warren form the warm wishes. You are a kind gentleman.

I enjoyed the reunion special but should have turned of the phone. Seems like everbody I knew called during that hour (I think it was a conspiracy. They KNEW I love TAGS!). Anyway, I thought they chose some of my favorite funny clips, that's for sure. Hubby and I laughed out loud several times. I, too, thought it was bitter-sweet seeing the characters who have gone on and how Andy and Barney have aged and when they talked about how they wish they could go back and do it again, I thought that was sad, somehow. TAGS is the best and Mayberry lives on!

Just think; if not for TAGS we wouldn't all be such good friends.

Good night, buddies!


"The tears on my pilow bespeak the pain that is in my heart".

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16557: I watched the reunion special tonight and really enjoyed it. I do watch The Andy Griffith Show every chance I get. To me it is the best show that was ever on television. It is really sad to think of all the people on the show that are no longer with us. I sure miss them all. I know one day that Andy Griffith and Don Knotts will no longer be with us, and I dread that day because I no my tears will fall. But, Andy and Barney will live on forever. It was a simple time when life was at a slower pace. I miss those times myself. In 1960 when the show first aired I was 13 and turned 14 that November. Life for me was simple and I sure miss those times. Remember that family and friends are like leaves that fall from the trees, if you don't hold them close they will be scattered by the wind.

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16558: From Msg 16557 I meant to mention that if anyone wants to reach me I can be contacted at and I live in Boaz, Alabama. A small town that might have been like Mayberry.

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16559: The reunion show was great!!! Glad to meet everyone- Asa, Spot ,Warren, Mrs. Wiley, Romona, Jeb, Boo, Mary Wiggins, Fun Girl, Possum, Homemaker, Clara, Salty Dog- Whoosshh!!! Did I miss anyone??? I need a bottle of "pop".

County Nurse
Stem, NC

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16560: I loved the reunion show, I'm gonna watch it again at 11 on my west coast networks.. ahh the wonders of Satelite. Welcome to ya County Nurse.Here's that bottle of pop you wanted. And to add my two cents in here.. I'm 27 years been married to my Husband for almost 8 of those years. I live in a little rural town of about 400. We have a post office, a store ( which I work at) and a fire dept ( which I volunteer at) no traffic lights or even a speed limit sign. I dont have kids but I have 2 furkids. One I've had for years, and a new puppy that decided to adopt us about a month ago, somone set her out by our house.. and she's been here ever since. My parents call them their grand dogs. It's so nice to see all these new faces around here. Makes the porch seem nice and full. Ya'll have a good evening--Salty Dog

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16561: Oh forgot to mention one thing.. I live in Western NC about an hour from the TN state line. Not too far from Mavis. --SD

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16562: I enjoyed the show too....I LOVE all the shows but my fav is "Mr. McBeevee"....that ones gets me snuffling every time....well most of the shows do that.

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16563: sorry i missed the show, anyone know when it will be on again?

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16564: Great show. Boy was that nice to take an hour away from 2003 and go back to 1960. Loved it, just loved it!
Nice party Mrs Wiley. Now I ain't saying who heaved that napkin on yer ceiling but her initials were Salty Dog. Just thought you ought to know.


November 11, 2003 - Msg 16565: County Nurse, I went to the TV Land statue dedicatiion in Raleigh, and thought it was a wonderful event! Some of us stayed after and saw where they placed it by the pond, and rode the merry-go-round to celebrate.
I thought the CBS show tonight was great. I'm so happy to see that it got such great press before hand too- now hopefully people will better realize why I love the show the way I do.
Hey to the Porch,

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16566: The CBS program tonight was delightful. I wish it could have lasted longer. precious and tonight, well.....the memories flooded my mind. If all the World could be Mayberry...................... Tia

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16567: Now Asa, why ya wanna go and lie on Salty Dog like that for? I saw YOU soak them napkins in the punch bowl. When I asked ya why ya done it ya said you were gonna use the napkins to do your bullet manitainance. Then when you thought no one was lookin, I saw ya heave em and they stuck on the ceiling. Your rascal you!

Hey Warren, do you know where Berrien Springs MI is? Berrien Springs is not far from St. Joe. Grand Haven Michigan and is a pretty place too.

I thought it was interesting to see how the Dillards looked on the special tonight. It was a wonderful hour. I even cried during some of the show. I too have had the thought that some day Andy and Don and even Jim Neibors (sp) will be gone. I am so grateful that we have this wonderful show preserved so that we shall meet but we shall miss him, there will be an empty chair.

And remember "The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as a gentle rain from heaven. YOU'RE NOT TALKING TO A JERK YA KNOW."

fun girl

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16568: Opie: I never saw one pa.
Andy: One what?
Opie: A half a boy



November 11, 2003 - Msg 16569: Now you lay people have got to learn to leave evidence alone. This will make it very difficult for the boys at the lab to determine the origin of that napkin and if it was a local napkin. Now just how many people have handled this napkin??--tee hee SD

November 11, 2003 - Msg 16570: Howdy to all you newcomers who have dropped by to comment about the TV special. You're welcome here, just find yourself a name, pull up a rocker and set a spell! This is an expandable porch, there's always room for one more chair, if the occupant of that chair is a TAGS fan.

I, too, was thinking about how our TAGS stars have aged, and then the realization hit me. If the TV screen was two-way, they might have been looking out at me and thinking the same thing! I was in my twenties when TAGS was being produced, and I'm just a bit past that now. Doesn't seem possible.

Well, it was a good party, Mrs. Wiley. I'll drop by tomorrow and help you clean the punch off the ceiling. Good night, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena


November 12, 2003 - Msg 16572: mrs wiley--- great party as always you were a great hostess,bless your heart you do seem to attract a few rowdys. ha. what are you trying to do get poor warren killed by ernest t. dancing with romona.tee hee. great show- hope you checked out entertainment right bottom, great clips i have them on favorite list now. warren

November 12, 2003 - Msg 16573: romeena--- i thought the same thing about how frail the stars looked, how many was gone, then i remembered 2 things: 1- may berry will live as long as we keep itin our hearts and keep the porch going. 2- 2 weeks ago my cousin and i went to a visitation of an old classmate and he said i cant believe how old everyone has gotten, we were all like the mayberry class reunion ep, having to check the year book and take a quess. warren

November 12, 2003 - Msg 16574: salty dog-- i think the napkin came from china and i saw the butter and egg man do it after otis spiced up the punch. may the good lord smile on you and yours. warren

November 12, 2003 - Msg 16575: asa and spot--- the show was great, i wish that weavers would put a video out on the other members of the show, ben weaver, warren, mr foley, dry cleaners guy judd, clips. did you catch it when they said how so many supporting players who appeared in a hand full of shows have become like they were there for the whole run? warren

November 12, 2003 - Msg 16576: jennieboone and tia and clara--- i dont believe i have met you on the porch welcome. we have so many new ones on the porch and we love them all. as a way to introduce everyone. that way if something is going on in your neck of the woods we can know my your character. warren from lincoln, illinois. this way anyone wishing to make an address book can do so. may the good lord smile on you and yours warren

November 12, 2003 - Msg 16577: fun girl--- i know where berrin springs is. we have a family reunion and star trek and i stay with a cousin in watevielt. this is my moms moms side. of course 90 percent of my family growing up has passed on. i felt like the episode of high school reunion recently my cousin and i attended avisitation for and ole classmate, first thing he said was icant believe how old everyone is and everyone was checking there mental yearbook and doing a 50-50 quess.ending on a much brighter note, as long as our front porch is alive and mayberry lives in our hearts noone can take that away. good night and may the good lord smile on you and yours. warren. it is 2 am so to all i have missed your in my heart and prayers- and may the good lord smile on you and yours warren

November 12, 2003 - Msg 16578: hey, y'all~~
sure was a good TV special las' night-- mm-m-mmm-m-m-m!! it was EXTRY good! so many hilarious scenes remembered, such a sense of humility and genuine fondness for each another as well as for the show and the times... couple times I about got teary-eyed, too.
real nice ta see y'all, old friends an' new ones.
~~~love, Leon.

November 12, 2003 - Msg 16579: oh, and... hey, y'know how ya always think of something ya shoulda said some time after ya said what ya did, but then it's too late an' ya can't..?
las' Spring we found a baby bird out in our flower garden what had got blown outta his family's nest. first we set him in the sun so's he'd dry out some an' mebbe his parents would see him an' come care for him-- sure don't know how we 'spected 'em to carry him home! anyways, he did attract th' attention of some big blackbirds who pecked at him an' woulda flown off with him if my darling person hadn't interfered.
so we took the poor li'l thang in, set up a small bird cage for him with the remnants of his wind-blowed nest in there, an' force-fed him till he ate nice from our fingers. my beloveded was certain he was a starling-- we named him Ringo an' joined a web board thing (, an' learned all we could about raising baby starlings. so of course once his baby fuzz was replaced by adolecent feathers with some more distinguishable markings, we found that he's really a sparrow.
in the course of our researchin' we found that we had fed him all the wrong stuff from the start, an' about bonding an' identifyin' with us an' all like that. also that it's illegal in our state to even rescue baby wild birds, much less full-on adopt 'em.
well, by th' time Ringo was flyin' real good, feedin' hisself an' customizin' his house with twigs an' paper an' stuff, he was way too bonded with his human "parents" to be safely turned loose outside-- now it's both heartwarmin' an' heartbreakin' ta see him hoppin' along our front windersill chatterin' away with th' other sparrows on th' other side of th' glass, but we sure ain't tossin' him out at the beginnin' of a cold Winter. mebbe nex' Spring, so he'd have all Summer ta make friends an' learn how to be a regular outdoor bird.
but for now, so long as it lasts, we're enjoyin' his company as part of our family (which includes a 4 lb. Chihuahua, a 17 yr. old parakeet, two frogs, two lizards an' a Quaker parrot we recently adopted).
love, Opie the Birdman's li'l bruther, Leon