November 17, 2003 - Msg 16836: hey to sterling holobyte, glad you weren't confused. ha for awhile i thoughtb i had developed multipersonality== glad it was only temporary. may have been somthing i ate. tee- hee. pipeman

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16837: ok , glad we are all getting along , im hungry the burgers sound good ...gona bring my texas pete hot sauce though!

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16838: Spot>>I just wanted to come back and apologize to you. I do think you are funny and i came back to read your posts. The only person I feel I owe an apology to is you because I gave additude (would have spelled it right but three letters in the word came up saying was offense. ::shrugs:: ) about you being fearful about my dog stew. You never attacked me so I am not angry with you. I will have to tell you the background of dog stew sometime then you won't be so fearful. But for now I bring a big honey cooked ham just for you.

--mayberry girl

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16839: why Lordy.Lordy doint owe me nothing ....we are all here just to have fun !!just try to be funny and love reading all the posts,!..whats for supper?

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16840: Boy, I just went back and read the posts for yesterday and I sure missed alot!

Hey Briscoe, my best friend said she is going to get Andy's cd and book for me for Christmas. I told my husband and he said, "I hope she was joking." "Why?" I asked. He said, "Andy is not such a good singer.". Oh, the nerve! Some people just don't know what's good, do they?

Better run....

Oh, Spot, I have left-over bbq ribs from yesterday. They are pretty good if you want some for your supper and you would enjoy chewing on the bones.

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16841: I think I will make some of those Neiman Marcus Cookies today. I am thinking about making them for the neighbors at Christmas time. Have any of you had them? They are supposed to be SOME KIND OF GOOD!

I have the recipe if anyone is interested.


November 17, 2003 - Msg 16842: Hey, ya'll share what you are planning for Thanksgiving. Anyone going out of town or over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house? I would love to hear about everyone's plans or their favorite Thanksgiving recipes....


November 17, 2003 - Msg 16843: Over the River and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go.
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifting snow.
Over the river and through the woods, oh how the winds does blow,
It bites the nose and tingles the toes as over the hills we go.

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16844: OK, I'm finished now.


November 17, 2003 - Msg 16845: Go figure, I find this great site the day of the TAGS reunion show and then we have a wind and snow storm blow through and knock our electricity out for about 5 days.

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16846: "Notice how he don't call attention to his arm...just floats it out there. Unless I miss my guess, you got yourself a kiss comin' up about now."

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16847: "That's the couch I was tellin' you about."

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16848:
My mother, your mother, lives across the way.
Every night, they have a fight and this is what they say:
Icka backa, soda cracker, icka backa boo, icka backa soda cracker, out goes you!"

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16849: Well - now that we have that tiff under our belt, we haven't decided what's for Thanksgiving this year or if we are going anywhere. I suggested we take the kids to the movies and just have a fun afternoon out. We always get our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. Going to the big livestock show Thursday. Can't wait - Boer Goat Heaven! We sold one goat this weekend - I was hoping for more to go. . .so that means Asa will get one in his stocking this year. . .or at least something goat related in his stocking!
Ha Ha
Have fun in Fredericksburg - Boo. . .
Take care Fun Girl - I am still deciding on a tape. I really want the Andy Christmas album so I may go this weekend to get that. That would make my day!
Well --off to teach a signing class. . .


November 17, 2003 - Msg 16850: BBQ ribs ...yum...thanks Boo..gona fry a turkey for

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16851: What part of the country are you from auh2o?

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16852: Hey Folks,

I think there were some misunderstandings going on around here. Let me try and clear up one of them.

On Friday November 14 a request to register the nickname "mr wakefield" at Miss Crump's was e-mailed to me BUT I was out of town being "Floyd" up North Carolina so I didn't have a chance to do anything with that. That means that the name was not registered by the person now known as "pipeman." He only REQUESTED that it be registered and never got an answer because I was gone.

I wouldn't have registered "mr wakefield" because there was/is already a registered nickname "Mr. Wakefield" so "pipeman" would have gotten a note from me stating that his chosen nick was the same as another users and he'd have to pick a new one.

I never had a chance to do that as I was out of town and all this other stuff went on. He switched from "mr wakefield" to "mr carter" and then to "pipeman" before I ever even saw his first request. ha ha...

There was never any confusion here at headquarters. "pipeman" was just forgetting the 'easy and slow' way of life we have here in Mayberry and got caught up in the "internet speed" world. Sorry about that "pipeman." I would have gotten to you today. So far I haven't even registered "pipeman" because I'm so confused as to the 3 name changes in 3 days. :-) "mr carter" and "pipeman" are just hanging out there for you to grab but you need to let me know which you actually want.

Sorry to talk about all this here on the Porch but I saw that it overflowed here and I wanted to clear it up.

Just so folks know, you DO NOT have to register a nickname to post at Miss Crump's. It only keeps other folks from being able to use your 'registered' nickname. A complete list of nicknames registered at Miss Crump's can be seen HERE.

I hope this clears the air and sets all the issues straight.


November 17, 2003 - Msg 16853: Thank you Floyd!!

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16854: Just as a note...upon further review the person known as "pipeman" IS registered at Miss Crump's as "warren"? HE is registered as "warren"...not somebody else? The name was registed on Nov 11th by "wattscats@...." (I left off the e-mail address to protect the ID).

You can use the name "warren" with the password I e-mailed to you on the 11th and you don't have to be "pipeman." PLEASE let me know what you want to head hurts.


November 17, 2003 - Msg 16855: Floyd, bless your heart. Want one of my pills? You're a prince is what you are..a PRINCE of a fella!

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16856: Western N.Y. A town that's so small we'd have saved up our money to spend in the "big" town of Mayberry.

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16857: I was just watching "Floyd the Gay Deceiver" and saw how Miss Grayson, upon getting caught in her scheme, Andy lets her leave without arresting her, and she gives him this snotty "I got away with it" look. Don't that just frost you? It happened in the episode where Barney almost has to marry Melissa too. The one where she and her "daddy" file a breech of promise suit. Andy catches them in thier scheme, and she says "I don't wanna marry that squirt!" But Andy lets them go, and Melissa turns as she leaves with that snotty "I got way with it" look! Why did the writters do that?! It leaves me wanting to say..Andy! change your mind! Throw the book at 'em!
I think my neck veins are poppin' out.
ps I LOVE that Andy is on at 5!!! yee ha!! Who knows-next it could be more Columbia House Tapes!!

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16858: Emma, did you figure out who that secret admirer was yet?

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16859: I think Emma's admirer is Mr. Goss down to the cleaners. --Floyd

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16860: With all the reinstone buttons she wears? I don't THINK so!

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16861: to the porch=== i e- mailed floyd with my appology. i picked pipeman for reasons stated earlier. i further told him how proud i was of all the many hats he wears and i know of noone who would step up to the plate. he is our prince- long live the prince. i have apoligised to hazel because this weekend everythink i touched turned to sour mash. anyone checked on hazel? i know she had a bad weekend. pipeman.

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16862: Hey Pipeman...not a problem...after I eat supper...I'll get you all registered and ready to go. --Floyd

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16863: boo=== those left over ribs sure sound good. on the middle porch it's like auh20 said he had. more weather tonight.AUH20 sounds like you had the same kind of week i did. where is your porch located at ? mine is lincoln. illinois and a member of our chapter.AUH20 if i read or would have your from western, n.y.? pipeman

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16864: floyd== thanks more than you know. sometime i will e-mail you about the time i was security chief for don knots. you were there too. huntsville, alabama. we talked briefly but i'm too old to remember that far back. pipeman

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16865: boo === star trek and i would love to still go over the river and thru the woods to grandma's house, but we are the grandma's house. spot=== how come all the nursery ryhmes say grandma's house, etc when we have so much maintence and honey do listd to keep it up? JUST KIDDING PLEASE NO FUEDING WITHOUT YOU LOVELY LADIES AS GLUE THAT HOLDS FAMILIES TOGETHER WE WOULD JUST LAY ON THE PORCH. HA pipeman

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16866: Jennieboone, that was just Andy...he didn't have a mean bone in his body. By the way, Jennie Dear, what channel is it that Andy comes on at 5? I am dying to know....thanks.

That was funny about how you ARE grandma's house now, pipeman! Made me chuckle.

Ok, I have a song for Floyd....
For he's the jolly good fellow,
for he's the jolly good fellow,
for he's the jolly good fellow
which nobody can deny!

Thanks again, Floyd.

Spot, save some of that fried turkey for me. Someone brought a fried turkey to the church Thanksgivng supper a couple of years ago and it was gone before you could say "gobble"! I barely got a nibble.

Thanks, Homemaker, I plan on having a great time in Fredricksburg. Bet ya'll are jealous that I get to see Romeena! heehee

Ya'll have a great Mayberry kind of evening!


November 17, 2003 - Msg 16867: OK that all settled "Lets Eat"....whos cooking starved as

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16868: spot== after getting pipemans ducks straight i done forgot who cooked what and where, i sure is hungry. can you send some left overs? i am going to bed now, love you all still worry how hazel is doing. pipeman

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16869: Boo, TAGS comes on TV Land at 5 and 9 CT now. It's sort of good news- bad news thing. Good news- it's on again twice a night, but the bad news is that it will go into the colored episodes real quick like. But some people don't happen to mind them. They just aren't my favorite. Hopefully they will get back to the black and whites real fast too.

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16870: "Once Bit, Best Forget"

"Once Burnt Is A Lesson Learnt"

"One Mistake A Better Cake"

County Nurse

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16871: I still got got some boiled peanuts left pipeman..gona bring a sack full of sandwiches for the trip back to work in the morning..maybe a fried chicken leg or

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16872: Pipeman, My porch is in Cattaraugus. Yeah, it was a crazy week. The wind was snapping electric poles all through the area.I think the news reports said about 44,000 were without power.By the way, I did have bbq ribs today myself.

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16873: spot>>did you already eat that honey baked ham I sent you?

pipeman>>get star trek to bake some of that rubarb pie and have her send some this way...i sooo miss it. can't find it down here. when i mention it, mom thinks i am nuts.

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16874: Hi everyone, I hope all is well. Anything new going on?

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16875: last message-Jeb.

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16876: Jenniebone, are you serious? TV Land is already about to go to the color eps? Jeepers they are sure skipping over a slug of the black and whites.:( Oh well, I am glad it's back on here to, only at 4:00 here.
Let me just add to the accolades for you Floyd. You run a nice little corner here for us and I appreciate ya.


November 17, 2003 - Msg 16877: Dear Friends,
I watched The Class Reunion episode today. I remember thinking how old they were and wondering how long they had been out of highschool. Well I took note today and they graduated in 1945 and the show aired in 1963, so that means it would have been their 18 year reunion. Doesn't seem nearly so old to me now. I celebrated my 20 year high school reunion in 2001. Amazing how much younger they seemed after I realized that I am older now than they were then. Wow, talk about making yourself feel real old.

Good night sweet friends.
fun girl

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16878: Hey to the porch - jennie, we got the pictures today and have them posted now. Thank you so much for sending them! They are mixed in with the others from M'Days 03. I also posted 3 that Jim C. (a prince of a fella) had sent. So, the black hearted buzzard made you *think* you were going shopping when really he just wanted to go visiting? "Who looks foolish now, Sheriff?", hahaha.
Hey to Floyd!

Milton P. Oliver
"I'm in my 40's and I admit it"

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16879: Oh and Mary Wiggins, when spelling niece, remember
I before E except after C and E before N in chicken. LOL Been feeling a little tension lately. So...I just think I'll sit here and just laugh at myself. There ain't a dog gone thing any better about releasing tension than sitting and laughing at yourself....unless it's watching a good couple hours of TAGS. That usually produces some pretty effective laughing itself.

fun girl

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16880: hey how do you get your name in color?

--mayberry girl

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16881: Thanks for all the nice comments folks! You guys are the best. Hey to MPO!!

November 17, 2003 - Msg 16882: Just a quick update for those of you who have prayed for my daughter and to thank you: She was released on Friday night because the doc thought she was feeling good enough to go home. By Sunday night, she was back in the ER having taken too many meds. They released her this morning because she insisted it wasn't a suicide attempt and once again she is feeling fine. I know it will just happen again and again til some nincompoop in the med field realizes what her real problem is... but in this day and age, that isn't likely to happen so our family is on our own to combat the evil that has attacked our family. Please keep praying... we will need it for a long, long time. In the meantime, I will have say Adios for now... there are so many things that I must attend to. My pregnant daughter is also dealing with some anxiety that is making a difficult preganancy even more so. I can't believe how the devil is tormenting my family right now but, prayer WILL do him in! BTW, we did have some good news and thanks again for praying... that mass on my sonogram was a fluid filled 2c. sack is all. Everything looks pretty good there but the doc will be doing another sonogram in 30 days... a little extra prayer for that too please? Bless you all.. don't forget me too soon. I'll bring some pickles when I return! Have fun in ya all!

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16883: Hey to the porch, sorry it's been a while. Had a lot goin on here. Thursday night was a rough one for me. We had a 16 year old boy get killed up here in a wreck. It has been very hard on all of us. We didn't know him but anyone who is in the medical field will know how hard it is loosing a patient especially one so young. I've been moping around since then. Then on Friday I went to a conert with Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special, it was a blast. I had 2nd row seats and enjoyed every minute of it. I think that helped get my mind off things. Please pray for the families of the ones involved in the wreck. The driver is 16 as well and is facing manslaughter charges. He wasn't hurt but very shaken over this. Anyways, sorry to whine on you all, but you're always so good to pray about things. Thanks love ya's all--Salty Dog

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16884: Whoooeee! Been a busy little porch, hasn't it? I don't mind the little squabbles, though. Just makes us seem that much more like a family. Did you ever know a family that didn't have some differences now and then? The key can be found in a scripture I learned as a child: "Be ye kind, one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another." Even if you're not a Bible-believer, it's still good advice.

Spot, thanks for the boiled peanuts. They were scrumptious, I loved the little "bite" in them. (I'm one of those people who puts Tabasco on scrambled eggs. A lot of Tabasco.) I hope you enjoyed your chili.

Boo, I am so looking forward to meeting you and Baby Girl and everyone. We're going to have a good time. Sugarplum is anxious to meet you, too. My daughter will be singing at Der Glockenspiel - three performances on Saturday, I think, so we'll surely be able to catch one. I can hardly wait!

Well, it's late. Have a great week, folks, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16885: G-O-O-D MORNING TO ALL THE me a big cup of coffee, and just fired up my pipe. the middle porch reminds me of outside it's frientfull but inside is delightfull. let's all try and find hazel. i miss her on the porch.hey to hazel plese come home, this is an amber alert. ha. barney after taking thelma lou to a big dinner. you know one thing about them gypsies is they're moody, yeah, i had to tip them a whole quarter just to cheer them up. have a great day. pipeman

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16886: emma=== floyd thinks your secret admirer is mr goss from the cleaners, you know if it is and you turn him down he is going to get an ireversible complextion. aunt bee and then you, oh my. pipeman

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16887: clara=== i am so sorry about your misieries, our prayers are with you. you know the old saying when it rains it pours but lord i never asked for an ocean. pipeman

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16888: salty dog=== good to have you back on the porch, i caught you on the board a time or two. if you will read messages 16852 and 16862 that will bring you up to dateon me .may the good lord smile on you and yours. mayberry girl=== had about a dozen rubarb pies this summer and just got a jar of rubarb jelly, yum. i will ask star trek to locate the reciepe(pie one don't you know) and mail you.milton p.=== i wish i could remember my 49's ha. in fact where my breakfast is would help. love and peace to all. pipeman

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16889: Mornin'. I am up at 5am thanks to a cranky 2 yr old who is now sleeping soundly (and I can't go back to sleep). I know 5am is late for Homemaker.

Well, we finally got our cool front and it feels A-OK outside. Can't wait to get outside and enjoy it today.

Sorry you are having such a struggle, Clara, but it sounds like you have the right att-tude. My sister says that in spiritual struggles it is always toughest right before the victory. Keep the faith and may God bless and keep your family.

Prayers for you Salty and the families affected by the accident.

Yes, Ro, I am really looking forward to hearing your daughter. We are going to have a fine time!

As far as what I will be doing on Thanksgiving: I will be having the family over to my house. I will roast the turkey and make the cornbread dressing (under the supervision on Mom), and I will bake some pies. I am having other family members bring the rest of the trimmings. We should have a housefull and several small children as well. I live in a very close-knit neighborhood and everytime we have a family get-together we end of feeding half the kids on our block, too. Our yard is the one where all the kids hang out to play. I don't even park my car in the driveway anymore because I can't block the basketball thingy (I don't know what its called--its a hoop on a pole!) and getting from the street to the front door can be dangerous with all the neighbor kid's scooters, bikes and rollerblades strewn about the yard. I love having the kids around, though, and I don't have to worry about where my son has gotten off to.

Well, I think I will try to get a few more winks. Ya'll have a great day!

Boo (sorry, didn't mean to write a novel).

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16890: Uh...that's "under the supervision OF mom", of course!


November 18, 2003 - Msg 16891: Mornin' Y'all! Prayers for Clara,Salty,and all who need them.Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
possum under a rock

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16892: Morning, porch. Shall we call that The Big Moulage of '03? I'm glad it's all behind us now. Pipeman, thanks for missing me. I'm not sure how you had the idea I had a bad weekend. I think I mentioned before I'm working 2 jobs, so I just have time to sit on the porch for little spells, then I'm off again. Did you see Floyds post about "Warren"? You could be him again if you wanted. But Pipemans a good name too. Mayberry Girl, what can I say. How about this: I'm sorry. I think of something to say, press "post my comments" and whoosh... the words are out and I can't take em back. I hope you do decide to stick around. If you like the Andy Griffith Show, then we got an extra rocker for you.
Thanks for the update, Clara. Don't be such a stranger!
Boo, and Romeena, that is so cool that you get to meet in person! When you get back, we want a full report. Don't forget the baby carrots, Boo.
- Hazel

Barn: "Floyd, do you have to dust me like that? I'm not a diseased crop."

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16893: Mornin' all... I love Thanksgiving. We have the family all together at my log cabin home here in the hills. The feeling of having my family all around me, safe and happy is the most wonderful feeling I have ever felt. We cook, play games, laugh, watch the parades and just enjoy the day.
Every year I give thanks for the moment, for we never know what the next year might bring, and who might not be with us. I lost my Dad a few weeks ago, it makes it really hit home how things can change.
Take time to hug your kids, your parents, your family and cherish every minute you have with them.
I don't mean to sound "preachy" but this is what Thanksgiving means to me.
Ya'll take care,
Ky Moonshiner

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16894: hazel== good to have you back on. i was refering to your busy weekend and helping me resolve problems. thanks. mayberry girl is new to the andy griffith show and the porch really enjoyed her last post. i chose pipeman for reasons already mentioned and it fits into mayberry theme smoking a pipe setting on the porch, i thank mayberry girl it was her idea. floyd registered it last night, what a prince. pipeman

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16895: mary wiggins=== have you been washed away today? i guess on my porch we will have seafood with all this water. pipeman

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16896: ky moonshiner=== sorry to hear about your lost. i ditto your thoughts all to soon we lose so many. both my parents are gone, in fact only 1 uncle, 1 aunt left on both sides . so hug and love every moment with family and friends while can. lets enjoy seafood today to much water here still coming down and the canoe has one oar and a leak. and this is only monday pipeman

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16897: Well Boo my youngest and my oldest decided that 1 am was a fine time to get up and have coughing frenzies this morning. Then my hubby's alarm went off and he was sleeping on the couch because I had two children with me in our bed. So - yes I was up at 4 and 4:09 and then went back to sleep until 4:50.
Talk to you all later -
Had some nice pumpkin spice capuccino (spelling on that could be way off) this morning. YUM!


November 18, 2003 - Msg 16898: Morning! My porch here is blowing away!! I had to put up the chairs! My 5ft. cannas blew over!!

Breakfast...Omelets of your choice, hashbrowns, sausage, bacon, cinnamon french toast. Gotta weigh down with food before I blow away!

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16899: Morning! My porch here is blowing away!! I had to put up the chairs! My 5ft. cannas blew over!!

Breakfast...Omelets of your choice, hashbrowns, sausage, bacon, cinnamon french toast. Gotta weigh down with food before I blow away!

--mayberry girl

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16900: Oops it repeated. Sorry about that. I forgot to sign the thing, tried to hit the stop but to stop it from sending but it didn't seem to work.

--mayberry girl

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16901: yer welcom fer the peanuts RO.and I love hot sauce on just about everything, pipeman i never got the honey baked ham those ups truck drivers they eat it ...hey jeb, fun girl asa hazel mayberry, and all the others...expecting bad weather here in Ga. tonight ...gona battan down the hatches on the old dog house ..signed; spot the gona get wet dog

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16902: Spot>>I sent you the honey baked ham. Didn't get it? I will have to bake you another one. I will send some ham gravy with it. (family recipe...MMMmmmm) Funny you mention battan down the hatches. I just wrote that in my journal. The winds are crazed here. Bad tornadic storm gonna be here around lunch and on through into the evening.

"Battan down the hatches"-Oh you mean the house...i was thinking the kids...LOL..hahaha

-mayberry girl

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16903: Howdy friends,
First let me say to Salty Dog how extremely jealous I am of you going to see Skynard and 38 Special. Must have been a real rockin time. Prayers for all concerned with the death of the young person. Makes me want to tell Kyle he can't drive until he's 30. We had a 16 year old boy on a school bus stick his head out the window and he hit a tree. He was killed obviously. Prayers for his family. Such a heart breaking thing.

homemaker, I have had the coffee you are talking about. They sell it this time of year at a nearby gas station. YUMMY!

Did anyone catch the 3's Company-The Untold Story. I was flipping through the channels and wanted to see how well they did the charecters and if they resembled the actors. Well let me tell ya, the guy who did Don Knotts must be a TAGS watcher from way back in addition to 3's Co. cause he had Don down COLD. He even did the thing where Barney acted like he was doing Karate and said POW POW POW! Awesome. Ended up watching the rest of the movie just to see this guy do more Don.

Mayberry Girl, as my dear great aunt said the first time she went to Cracker Barrel, LORD YA'LL KNOW HOW TO FEED A BODY! That was an awesome breakfast.

Hugs to all my friends.
fun girl

We are going to my sisters for T.G. we do have to cross a river and she does live in the woods. So, I guess the song could have been written about me. She is the mother of my little Rosa, so in addition to all the usual goodies, I will have a large helping of neck sugar. YUM!

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16904: Where on earth has all this wind come from? Seems to be blowing all over the country. The water running from one rock to another in my new fountain has been blowing in a horizontal plume at times! I had a beautiful rose that opened yesterday, and it was about to get beat up, so I cut it and brought it inside. Mercy, it smells so sweet. It's a "Mr. Lincoln" and that's about the rosiest-smelling rose you can grow. Beautiful, too.

Sugarplum is all keyed up today, I think it's all this wind. She keeps running from one door to another, lots of barking fits, and these little nervous burpy barks in between. 'Bout to make me crazy.

Friends, please pray for my friend Jeanne. She's a neighbor to my son and DIL in Florida, and has become very dear to me. She had ovarian cancer a couple of years ago, treated, and thought she had won. We just learned that it is back. Jeanne is a wonderful, Christian woman and is much loved by all. We need her. Please pray for her recovery. I will be posting this same request on our "Prayers and Praises" site, but since some of you may not go there, I wanted to post here as well and enlist all the help we can get. Thanks, friends.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16905: yea mayberry girl , has it hit there yet , gona be here at about 6:00 they say,,,Im in kennesaw what part of ala are ya in ....I work for the power company.,cobb EMC, they want me to stay over today and ..guess we will be playing the song "Riding the Storm out"....and yes the ham will be good ..hope it has a bone in it ..aint nobody cooked any good beef stew latley, may do that tomorrow ...signed: spot the [gona get hit by a storn later today] dog...

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16906: to spot and mayberry girl=== hope you all are right, keep us posted. mayberry girl--- i just caught your canna's they just now floated by. i think andy griffith show is on tvland at 5 pm and 9 pm. i think that's what someone posted, if not one of the porch folks will let you know. keep us informed how your tour of duty with the navy goes weather wise. pipeman lol.

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16907: thanks pipiman,got things battened down , all jokes aside its suppose to get bad towards midnight....will jump in and hang on !

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16908: Hey Porch!
Yesterday my six year old was peppering me with questions about all sorts of things. I was doing my best to answer him, when suddenly he got angry and said, "Mom, you think you know everything!" Can you beat that? LOL They are always good for a laugh.

Tonight I still have all the extra children hanging around so I think we are going to fast food it, and let them run around in one of those play places! Yep, that's the plan, fast food it, and let 'em run around in one of those play places!

Have a great day,
Mary Wiggins

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16909: salty dog and mayberry girl=== hope your all fine, let us know.strange thing happened while i napped all msg's after 16888 self destructed. mayberry girl andy griffith show i think is on tvland your porch at 5pm and again at 9 pm. if not some one will let you know. caught your canna's and my breakfast as it were drifting bt on mr kelsey's ocean. hope and prayers to all the porches that your allsafe. pipeman

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16910: Tornadoes went through here in Huntsville,AL (or at least VERY strong winds) but I think all my kin and friends are a-okay. --Floyd

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16911: Better hang on to that barber pole Floyd. We don't wanna lose you!
Prayers for Jeanne. I hope all is well for her.
No winds here in Utah. Sunny and and warm after 3 weeks of snow and cold. Funny hwo when the west is stormy the east is mild, but when the west is mild the east is stormy. Or maybe it's when the east is west and the mild is stormy.... now I'm all confused.
Anyway, y'all hang on to yer hats and yer toupee's if you are one of Floyd's regulars. LOL


November 18, 2003 - Msg 16912: floyd === we were concerned about you, mayberry girl who both live in huntsville . i remember the one that hit on airport road. spot said his area was getting rough. please porchster in the areas having bad weather check in when you can just to say werte ok. pipeman

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16913: tornadoes? Oh yeah you could say that. I am fine though. They said on the tv that a rain wrapped tornado was going to hit Marshall Space Flight center and south Huntsvegas (Huntsville). Went through the tracking. I had 10 minutes to make provisions, chase the boy and get to what little shelter this house provides. Get there and about 2 minutes later I hear this gawd awful noise and the house starts to shake. I then hear on the scanner. "Possible tornado just north of Mountain Gap." I said no kidding. (censored version). There was a possible tornado touch down about a mile of my house, they aren't sure yet. I say there was...I went through it. I may not be a registered expert but I am not stupid either. Afterwards, my mailbox was bent, my son's ride in car was on top of the swings. Limbs galore.(from the trees) mail gone from mailbox. chairs from my porch was at the street.

All in all. We survived by the grace of God and the Goddess and all of their archangels that I invoked. I feel blessed.

--mayberry girl

PS.-- now that things are calmed except for my nerves...I am going to order chinese for dinner.

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16914: funny you mention airport road. no power from airport rd to weatherly.

--mayberry girl

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16915: Hey to the porch! Milton P. Oliver, I love the new pictures on your website! Boy, does that ever bring back some good memories. Hazel, I love the quotes you you come up with all those just from memory? Your education sure WAS worth every penny! I hope everybody's had a great day today. Ky Moonshiner, I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I've lost both my parents so I know what a hard thing that is. You expressed yourself so nicely about Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing that.

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16916: Hey folks, could anyone help me out with the name of an episode on TAGS. Opie has a pack of dogs in the courthouse and Barney wants them out. Barney then takes out of town and a rain storms begins. Opie is worried about the dogs and Barney trys to play it tough.Eventually Barney goes and gets the dogs out of the storm.The quote that I remember most is when Barney says, "those giraffes always looking out for number one." The first time I saw that I nearly died laughing.

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16917: Hey auh2o, the name you're looking for is "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs" I do believe. That is one of the greatest scenes of all time..."Boy...giraffes are selfish."
"SIX can't play bridge, Goober.

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16918: Emma, thanks. I haven't been able to catch TAGS much the last few years. Cable is not available in our area and we just recently purchased a dish so I'm playing catch up with TAGS and loving it.
Thanks again,

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16919: Evening Y'all.Not looking forward to this bad weather that's coming our way,so I'm gonna scoot back under my rock real quick-like! Glad to hear you weathered the storm Floyd.Everybody on the Southeast end of the Porch keep your fingers crossed that we don't get hit with tornados and all that dangerous stuff.Spot,you get in that doghouse and stay put!Check in with us when you can.
Prayers for your friend,Romeena.Y'all take care tonight-love to all!
possum under a rock

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16920: floyd=== thanks for the update, i was worried as mayberry girl lives near you and is my daughter. FLOYD WHEN THINGS SETTLE DOWN PLEASE CHECK CRUMPS BOARD FOR ME. SAME PROBLEM THAT HAPPENED WITH WARREN READY TO POST OR SEND YOU A MESSAGE- IT COMES UP AS AN ERROR NICKNAME REGISTERED CHOOSE ANOTHER NICKNAME TO POST. NO PORCH SITTERS OR LEANERS THIS IS NOT A RERUN OF PROBLEMS JUST I COULDN'T REACH FLOYD ON HIS E- MAIL. i'll just light my pipe relax now the storms seem settling down, everyone knows who the real pipeman is even iof my computer doesn't. thanks pipeman p. s. spot is it safe to come out your dog house yet?

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16921: MAYBERRY GIRL MAYBERRY here ...its almost here ...Im gona batten down the hatches.....wind blowing and pouring down rain ....WOW....just remember "All Dogs Go to Heaven".....back the wet and wind blown dog....

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16922: Pipeman, I'm not sure if Floyd has answered you yet, but I think I know the answer to yer question. Romeena mentioned it earlier on the porch. You have to post at Ms. Crumps EXACTLY like you registered. For example: If you registered as Pipeman (note the capital "P"), then later when you post you can't post as pipeman (note the small "p"). The way it's set up is it thinks someone else is trying to post as you if you don't do it EXACTLY the way you registered. Does that make sense?
Mayberry Girl and Floyd, I actually work with a lady who graduated from Huntsville High School! Small world, huh. (I'm from Idaho). Emma, I'm almost embarrased to tell you how I come up with all those quotes. I keep a notepad and pen beside my chair. If I'm watching a tape of Andy, and I hear something I think is funny, I'll right down the quote. Sometimes playing it back 3 or 4 times to get it exactly right. I've got a whole notebook full of quotes. My family thinks I'm totally nuts. And they may be half right.
- Hazel

Here's one of my favorites:
Floyd (to Barney, when Barn is flashing around a lot of cash):
"I suppose one of your kin died. That's always a terrible blow... no? Well, whatever it was is strictly a mans personal business. Stock market, was it? No? Did you win it on one of those game shows? "

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16923: Most likely it's the Password that "pipeman" isn't typing in correcty. It MUST be exactly as what I sent to you when you registered. I will work.


November 18, 2003 - Msg 16924: Hi all,
I hope all is well and no one has found a goat loaded with dynamite,lol.-Jeb

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16925: I don't generally like to complain, but I'vehadaboutenoughofFredSanford! I like ol' Fred, he's funny and all, and I wouldn't want him to go away completely, but TV Land is absolutely wearing me out with episodes of Sanford and Son. He's on three times during prime time every night, and last night he was on five times! And what about TAGS? Once during prime time. Once! Now I ask you, is that fair? I'd much prefer to listen to Andy and Peggy sing, or to Barney bragging about something, than listen to old gravel-voice call his son a dummy. Wish there was something we could do about it, but of course, there's not.

Sorry, folks, I just had to get that said, and I'll bet I'm not alone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16926: I feel the same way, Romeena! Daddy, you are soooo right!
- Hazel

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16927: Hazel, you kill me! We finally know your secret. I don't think you are crazy because I have a good friend who I email almost daily and last year around Christmas time, we would use movie lines in our email subject lines. We were using the movie Christmas Vacation and I watched it a few times with a notepad by my side to jot down funny lines!

So sorry to hear about your friend, Ro. I will pray for her. God's most perfect will be done and may peace that passes understanding keep her heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Amen.

So sad about the young ones dying in accidents. Prayers for all involved.

Glad you are safe, Mayberry Girl. We are about to get blown away even here in South Texas.

My condolences, KY Moonshiner. May the Lord help you through this difficult time, and thanks for reminding us to hold our loved ones dear.

I have a story you might apprectiate, Ro. My weinie dog, Mindy (who looks more like a summer sausage these days) was out in the front yard with the kids and me today, just sitting in the swing with me, when my neighbor from across the street let her two tiny chihuahuas outside in the front yard to do their duty. When Mindy spotted them she dashed off the swing and, being just as ferocious as she could be, she ran across the street to attack the offending Chihuahuas. Oh, she was brave! That is, until she got across the street and the Chihuahuas took out after her. She came running home as fast as her short legs could carry her and her tail between her legs, with two ferocious Chihuahuas nipping at her fanny. It was a sight to see. Hilarious! Dogs are something else (not selfish like giraffes). heehee

I have been wondering, does the plum really like baby carrots or are you just pulling our legs, Ro?

Better shuffle on over to the couch for some "down time". TAGS will be on soon.

Love to all,

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16928: Hey to the porch - Emma, thanks for the kind words. It really brought back great memories for us too, when I got the pictures in the mail yesterday from jennie.
Glad ever'body in Huntsville is ok. We had some rain and wind and was under a storm warning for a little while but it never got too bad. I sure do enjoy a good storm though, as long as nothing gets tore up and nobody gets hurt.

Milton P. Oliver
"Sometimes I like to see a bat"

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16929: Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong!! See Otis? You see bats! I see butterflies!

MPO I'm glad you liked the pictures. I'm sorry it took me so long to get them to you. I've been a slug recently.


November 18, 2003 - Msg 16930: I shudder to think what you two just revealed about yourselves.
- Hazel

November 18, 2003 - Msg 16931: You were standing naked before me!!

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16932: floyd=== thanks, for your help. in reference to your message 16923, i went thru e- mail and it was blocked, upon closely looking @ the emblem to the left was posted instead oF THE CIRCLED A WHEN I USED THE RIGHT BUTTON. i just sent a reply to mayberry girl about 2 minutes ago it went thru so its a tech problem here. thanks next time i will light my pipe first and set on it a day or so (not the pipe just the problem) a while. thanks i hope your day is more peacefull than yesterday weatherwise. pipeman

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16933: floyd=== re above messege, i am having trouble with that@ button sometimes it posts as a small rectangle instead, hope this clears up the above. pipeman

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16934: asa=== hasn't the weather across this country been crazy lately? i'm on the middle porch (my term for the midwest) we had mr kelsey's ocean yesterday. i had to climb to the top of the roof and hold on, so i light my pipe and settled in for the view. you know it was so windy i couldn't keep it lit well sir i looked out over the scenic few and saw all sorts of things float by and now i have plenty of seafood for everyone. enough goodies to hold a yard sale once i find my lawn to set the stuff out. pipeman

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16935: boo=== as i just said to asa hasn't this weather been crazy lately. just wanted to say hi from illinois. lincoln is in the central part of the state, in the middle of the country, so i quess i'm just a middle of the road type guy. ha. fun girl=== how was everthing on your end of the porch after all the gentle breezes past? has any one heard from mrs wiley, mary wiggin,? guess we will have to see if boo, homemaker, jenniebone, milton p. oliver can whip up some food for the town. jeb== so many on the porch that you have to write a novel to catch up. mary wiggins=== i laughed at your children saying that you know everything-- i use to tell my youngins no i don't know everything yet but hope to bye tommorow. ha love you all porchwide. spot i always laugh at your about to be lines, love them. come home to the porch so we don't have to make one of them wanted posters on you. pipeman

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16936: hey yall!...storm has pasted and no MAJOR damage fone ..i have a few trees down on the back pasture of my farm but they will make good fire wood next year!..hey Ro, Boo, hazel mayberry girl pipiman ,jeb asa, fungirl, county nurse, jennie,possum under a rock,emma,mrs wiley, mary wiggins,HM, and all poarchsters! work at the ole power company now , still got a few people out of power over here in ga. but things are looking up..gona grill hamburgers many should i grill?..yall want one ?..cheese on it?..gona have pork and beans too ...sorry nuttin fancy...signed: Spot the made it through the storm talking dog of mayberry

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16937: Some folk are still without power this morning. I did like what this old man said on the news this morning. "I don't care if your 'trained' spotters didn't confirm it. I saw it. I lived through it. That is enough." Totally agree. Around here they don't care if your average joe saw it or not, they won't confirm it unless "their" spotters see it. I think that is crap. Understandable crap in away but don't automatically discount an eyewitness.

I need breakfast.

--mayberry girl

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16938: mayberry girl , glad ya made it,...ok lets get started ..salt cured country ham,hash browns with cheese and onions in them, 3 eggs fried medium, grits with butter a little salt and lots of black pepper,rasin toast, apple butter OJ, milk,o-yea texas pete hot sauce..hows that.?..lets eat...signed: spot the country ham dog!

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16939: You were right pipeman this is great also,
I only wish I could live in a cool town with nice
and funny people like these... I can dream right?

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16940: Spot>>sounds great except the grits. Must add cheese and tons of sugar. ::grins::

--mayberry girl've been eating at the waffle house again haven't you? lol

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16941: My smile is beginning to be painful, I will have to check you guys out on a regular basis!
I think if I start my day out like this frequently I will be in a great frame of mind
throughout !

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16942: Hey Clara. I was reading some of the posts and just now read yours concerning your Daughters situation and that you need to be away for a while. I am so sorry you are going through all this and pray that you will be blessed and given the strength to get you through the troubled waters that you currently are facing. And I pray for both your daughters that all will be well. We will miss you and hope you are able to return soon. And there will always be a rocker waiting here for you. I'm sorry it took me so long to reply but somehow I missed it when you first posted it. God bless, all will be well.
I agree with you Ro. Enough Sanford. Now did you know that Andy is back on at 4 in the afternoon and again at 8 at night? (That's mountain time zone). They just startred that on Monday on TV land.
And I agree with you Emma. That Hazel is a hoot with all her Mayberry sayings. She is very ept!
Blessings and prayers to all who need them. An d man do I ever have a story to tell you all about New Neighbor. I'll have to tell you later due to time constraints, but it is worth the wait.


November 19, 2003 - Msg 16943: WELCOME SHOE!....and YES mayberry girl i do frequent the waffle house "scattered,smothered,covered,chuncked,toped,and diced"!double order please,,the only way to go!...sugar in grits ...yuck!!spot the hash brown eating dog of goobers!

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16944: hey shoe where ya from...? we will know which end of the porch to set ya?.im from Ga...possum and mayberry girl and i set at the southern end! like to throw darts?>...signed: Spot the mayberry dog

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16945: spot>> it is "scattered, smothered, covered, chunked, diced, capped, topped." :D I worked at waffle house for 10 years.

--mayberry girl

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16946: Oops for got "peppered"

--mayberry girl in chase of a 3 year old

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16947: Spot>>Your order would be called in:
"Country Ham and Eggs, rasin, triple over medium, scattered smothered covered, bowl of grits."

--mayberry girl being bored

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16948: Good Morning Porch,

Welcome to Shoe! There sure are a lot of good laughs and 'start your day with a smile' kind of things going on around here! I am glad you could join us.

I am just about out from under the siege of the nieces and nephew! I can only sit here and laugh just thinking about the last few days. The older ones are all at school right now, and the little one is taking a nap. HALLELUJAH! Praise be to God for little ones who take naps and I am absolutely, positively not kidding! I know I have mentioned here before that my brother is a widower, and if anyone has any single women they know who REALLY love kids...well, have I got a guy for you! LOL! Next Thursday my brother and his clan, and my other two brothers, and my brother-in-law, and an honorary uncle who is a friend of ours from church, will all be here for Thanksgiving. It is like that for Christmas Eve, New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and numerous birthdays, all the BACHELORS come here! Does any body know ANY single women who live in Michigan? We need to get some of these fellows married, so their wives can start taking turns! LOL! Oh, and don't forget my own now 20 year old son. Of course, the 6 year old, well...we'll wait a few years on that one! I never knew I was going to be a MATRIARCH! I always hated that word!

Enough of that rambling, I better get back to the duties of the day, cause I know tomorrow will bring it's own adventures!

Have a great Mayberry Day all!
Mary Wiggins

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16949: Thanks Spot!
Born in Norman ,OK ( to OU alums)
Raised in Clearwater,FL(20 yrs)
Residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the last
12 yrs.
But my heart is in Mayberry , North Carolina !!!
Thought I would cover it all in one shot.

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16950: Thanks for the welcome Mary!
Sure are nice folks here,someday I'll make one of these convention deals and hook up with other
Mayberry fans . I get a strange look from some of
my buddies when I use a quote from Barn !
Dont think that would happen round these parts.

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16951: yea forgot capped [mushrooms] and peppered ...Shoe you will have to under stand we get a little crazy around here sometimes !..we like to eat and throw darts and build bon fires and go to the duck pond and sometimes take a little sip of squeezens !.but all in all we are kind and good hearted people !..what can you cook ...?..I make mean deer stew...I work for the power company [22yrs]..what chu do? signed: spot the made fun of dog by mayberry girl!

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16952: Hey spot!
I can cook a mean green chile(not chili) cheeseburger... nice and spicy!
I own a "small" window replacement and new construction cleaning business( small as in 2 part time employees),and am in the process of getting real estate appraisers license.
Oh yeah ..I can also make killer chicken enchiladas, with or without the green chili!

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16953: I am heading out , hopefully will check in later.
Have a good one gals and guys!

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16954: the spicyer the better for me , I have a small farm and have a large garden each year, had over 40 hot pepper plants last year ....hey Ro,asa,jeb,mary wiggins ,mrs wiley, whos cooking tonight??....signed spot the hot pepper dog..

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16955: Boy, am I behind in reading posts! Can't seem to get caught up! Just wanted ya'll to know I'm alive and kickin' and that things are nearly happy on my porch these days. Praise the Lord! Today is a beautiful day in Illinois! Where can I see these pics Milton P. Oliver posted?
Charlotte Tucker

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16956: Fun girl, I tried to send you two replies to your email but they wouldn't go through. You need to email me your last name for the check. Thanks!
Charlotte Tucker

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16957: loved the CBS special. hope everyone else did ...

November 19, 2003 - Msg 16958: whats for supper ! ,whos cooking ?