January 15, 2004 - Msg 18502: Morning my porch pals! That's a prety good thread going there about the Citezens Arrest Ep. I never felt bad about Barney flying off the handle (he's sensitive you know). Guess I can always count on Andy to be forgiving and gentle (just like Someone Else we all know) with those who are confused, don't understand or are just plain WRONG. Reckon The Lord will walk each of us over to a file cabinet at the last judgement and read us all our "official resignation" letters? Just a Mayberry thought from your

~ Mrs. Wiley
"and it's OFFICIAL!"

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18503: Well it was a heartbreaking evening in the goat world last nite. I helped birth babies (one was caught in the birth canal) but unfortunately - her labor had been too long and they were born basically brain dead (lack of oxygen). We were at work and got home and tried to help but we were just too late for her. She had three and they all passed away. That is very heartwrenching to see the momma goat crying because you take away the babies. It is different when you wean them - momma is ready for them to be on their own. I tried to keep them going but it was a down hill battle. Many of our friends have had a tough time with birthing and you expect to lose one or two but not a whole litter.
You won't offend with me goat talk (especially eating them). I am hard to offend - just ask Asa! Ha Ha I am only offended when Asa tries to ride my goats.
So anyway - that is my sad tale this morning. . I only hope this day goes better!


January 15, 2004 - Msg 18504: Mornin all...it's cold in Chicago this morning...I'm counting the days (actually, it's still years at this point) till we get to move back to KY!

pipeman...I hear you about the catcher...just ain't right. Just like the bears hiring a head coach that was defense...that's NOT where the problem is!

I've got a taste this morning for eggs, biscuits and grave (sausage, of course), steak and a big glob of apple butter...hmmmm....that sounds good!


January 15, 2004 - Msg 18505: ooops...that'd be biscuits and GRAVY...I don't need the grave part yet! :)

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18506: So sorry to hear that news homemaker. Hope you and the goats have a better day today! ~ Mrs. Wiley

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18507: Morning Dears.
Yea Homemaker, sorry about that ordeal you suffered. It is hard to lose any kind of critter for sure.
Hey Mrs. Wiley, good luck on that shoulder surgery. Hope you recover so you can play pitcher again on our softball team.
That breakfast sounds great Goober. Can I tag along and join ya? I just love biscuits and gravy.
Hey Possum, hope your gettinh better. We miss ya around here.
Well, best get to work cause thats what I do.


January 15, 2004 - Msg 18508: So sad about the baby goats, HM. I knew a weinie dog once whose little puppies died before their eyes were open (my mother in law left them outside and they died from exposure--I wanted to kill her). It was one of the saddest things I ever saw watching that dog drag the blanket around that her pups slept on and she cried constantly and moved from chair to chair. It almost killed me because I had just had my first baby the day before and was having those post partum hormone rushes. I fell apart at my mother in law's house and started bawling like a baby. My husband had to take me home! I hope my mother in law felt real bad about it! hee hee

I am dang sick and tired of those same color episodes on TVLand (over and over again). TVLand is the only station I get that shows TAGS so I am really missing the black and white eps.

Gotta go change a diaper!


January 15, 2004 - Msg 18509: hm- Sorry to hear of the loss of your baby goats.
prayers that you are doing ok. I work a later shift so see more morning posts.
Goob- the biscuits/gravy/sausage sure sound good.
Anyone ever have fried cabbage. Had it when i was visiting in Lo-zi-anna. Purty good. Also lamb stew, gumbo, and grits.
I see the big chill is on in the north east.
Hope our OH, MI, WI, and NY porchsters aren't freezing their skivies off! You all keep warm up there. I was born in Minneapolis, so I know some of what's up! I'll try to send some of this AZ sunshine your way!
Mrs Wiley- I kinda see your point on the CA ep.
I really miss not seeing the the epilogue. Doesnt Andy pull the resignation letter from his pocket and tear it up?
Spot,pipeman, Boo etc, let's head for Daytona!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18510: That's an interesting Mayberry thought, Mrs. Wiley. Wouldn't it be nice if he was in the form of Andy when we see him?!

That's sad, homemaker. Sorry about your goats.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18511: Good mornin', everyone. Sorry about being so scarce, but this has been "tune-up week" for me. Doctor's appointments all over the place, CT scan of abdomen this morning after work, also working two nights - just been a bit busy. I try to schedule all my regular medical stuff in January and July, makes it a lot easier to remember. Blood sugars are great, doctor was very complimentary. Did finally put me on Lipitor, though my total cholesterol was just 211. Says it needs to be lower for diabetics than for the general population. Heart doctor did an echocardiogram and found it much improved over the one done a year ago - only plausible explanation there is that I've been taking Co-Q-10. He agrees it could be that. Don't have the CT results back yet, but don't anticipate any problems. Praise the Lord!

Goat cheese? Did someone mention goat cheese? Yum! I love the stuff!! There are so many things you can do with it. Mix in a little dill, or some seasoned salt, or cracked black pepper, or chives, whatever - wonderful on Ritz or any buttery cracker. HM, please thank your goats for me, as representatives of the lovely critters everywhere who provide us with the basic ingredient for that wonderful cheese. Incidentally, friends, Sam's is the place to buy goat cheese. You can get it there for about a third as much as in the grocery stores.

Well, off to bed. Gotta go back to work tonight, so I've got to get some sleep. Luckily my little furry friend will be content to cuddle up and sleep right along with me, bless her little heart.

Everyone have a good day, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18512: Boo- wish there was some way you could download tags bw
episodes. I taped many off our local station,
and turn to those when the colored ones come on.
But no epilogues. boohoo

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18513: Hi Asa, thanks for the well wishes! Looks like I'm on the bench for this season and likely next. I'm rite good at cheering though. And I don't throw my popcorn on the field. Sure could use the powerful prayer support we always find here - I'm getting "Anointing of the Sick" on Saturday. Having a cervical rib resected can be tricky. Just like timers. (Them timers are tricky) If it goes well, I'll have the other side done in April. If it doesn't go well... well, I'll be lurking.

On a happier note, my new FRONT PORCH is going to get started next week! It will be glassed-in with a sun roof on one end for a plant/greenhouse type of area. Celing fan, furniture, should make for a nice breakfast area. Then we're making a berm in the front yard to hide us from the street. Palm trees, bushes, flowers, etc. Guess I'll throw a virtual porch party when it's done!

Boo, ditto. TVLand is my only TAGS source and I'll sure be glad when more b/w eps commence. I'm only about 1/2 way there with my digital collection.

~ Mrs. Wiley

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18514: Romeena, good to have you back! I take CoQ10 also!
Good stuff, great price at Costco. mdc

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18515: HM...just went back and read your post before mine...sorry about the babies. That's so sad..hope your day is much better today!

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18516: homemaker= sorry about your loss. like i said i had a lot of friends in alabama, tenn, ok who raised goats, i loved helping them when they were busy.i do like the products even though i was raised on a farm i always hated selling even one. mrs wiley= my prayers for your upcoming surgery, goober what part of ky you moving to? i'll help with the little brown trucks to move. i and star trek have relatives there. mdc== love fried cabbage ,have to skip daytona travel want to help our pal goober. lol pipemam

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18517: Hey pipeman...it'll probably be the mid section (Lexington/Richmond) area...I'm actually from Harlan County (way in the southeast)but don't want to go there. Not a lot of call for Telecom people like me! :-)

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18518: Hey Fungirl, sure wish I could be in Daytona for the 500 but Ill be watching it from the couch but you sure did make me hungry talking about the good food
mayberry deputy

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18519: Mrs wiley- your front porch plans sound wonderful!
Infact, all this porch talk got me to hankorin'
for the more simple life. I put on my Lynn Anderson tape that has a song called "Country Girl." It's about longing for that sort of life.
Finally got me mellowed out, but now I have to leave for work soon.
Anyone got any good quotes?
Andy: You know what I believe Ill do?
Run down to the drugstore and get some
ice cream for later.
Barn: You want me to go? I'll go.
A: No, I'll go
B: well, I dont mind.
A: I dont either, I'll go.
B: Well, I sure dont mind going.
A: You sure?
B: Uh-huh.
A: Why dont we just both go?

Mr D's Cuz

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18520: goober= star trek is from harrodsburg area. my folks are from somerset, houstonville. mdc= everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. you know who said that? calvin coolidge pipeman

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18521: hey Mr D"s cuz, mrs wiley,pipeman,fg,HM sorry about the babies,hey goober,asa,Boo,Ro,plum,mayberry dep.,gona cook boiled shrimp tonight!.french fries,slaw,and baby green onions,sweet tea,tarter sauce,yall come and get all ya want![oh and boiled corn on the cobb too]...signed : Spot the "shrimp" dog of the porch!..

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18522: Hey pipeman...calvin coolidge DIDN'T say everything...you know! :-)

I like the somerset area a lot...love the lakes and all.


January 15, 2004 - Msg 18523: Hi, all. I've now gotten all my results back from all the scans, x-rays and labs, and the verdict is that I'm in great shape! Cardiac function has improved, blood sugars are acceptable, everything is stable or improved. No wonder I feel so good.

Spot, save me a little shrimp. I love them. I'll let the snails pass on by, but I do like shrimp! And crab. And lobster! Yum! Can I bring some cornbread? The Plum wants to know if you're planning to shred some carrots into that slaw?

MDC, That CoQ-10 is good stuff! I order it from Puritan's Pride, the vitamin/supplement mail-order people, and if you catch a sale it can be very, very cheap. I bought a year's supply of 120mg capsules for just under $100. Beats $30 for a month's supply at the grocery stores.

homemaker, I am so sorry about the baby goats. It's so hard when you lose little animals like that. My husband and I used to raise c-ocker spaniel puppies (adorable little things!) and inevitably, we'd lose one now and then, and it just breaks your heart. Little baby goats are so cute, I know it must be upsetting to lose one, and especially to lose a whole batch like that! Poor little mama goat!

Well, gotta get ready to go to work. If I can get through tonight, I'm off for a week. That's one thing I love about 12-hr shifts. They're long, but there aren't as many of them.

Have a great evening, friends. Watch a little Andy for me, if you can find it. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18524: spot= i'll be there in a few. that's a right fancy meal. the kind your still snaking on come breakfast time. calvin colidge said, if you got time to breathe, you got time to eat. well he should have said that.ro and sugarplum= way to go. good news at last for you and us. pipeman

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18525: hey to the porch= in between eatings at spot's let's go to the duck pond. i know you can't see the ducks at night but want to go anyway pipeman

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18526: Hooray for your medical report Romeena! Keep up the good work - don't know what we'd do here without you and the Plum! ~ Mrs. Wiley

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18527: pipemn -houstonville is pretty close to where i live. romeena - glad you are ok. homemaker - i know how you feel. when i work to save a new born calf and despite all my best efforts still lose it, it's very sad.
take care all.

Ky Moonshiner

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18528: ky moonshiner= watts, john, ernest, charles a bunch of them most are buried in a watts cementary. pipeman

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18529: Homemaker,
I'm sorry to hear about your goats. That's terrible. At least the momma is okay and maybe she can try to have some more at a later time. I like to work out and exercise but today I broke down and ate a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. That's righyt. ONE DOZEN. I had all flavors and let's just say I was bouncing of the walls. I actually heard my arteries hardening. But that's okay. It was worth it. Hope everyone is doing well. Take care and have a pleasant, Mayberry Kinda evening.

Ed Sawyer

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18530: Good Heavens, Ed. That'll lay on yer chest!
Sorry about the goats, Homemaker. That must have been hard.
Mrs. Wiley, I liked your comments on the Citizens Arrest Ep. Got me to thinkin'!
- Hazel

"It's just a haircut you know, It isn't a brain operation."

January 15, 2004 - Msg 18531: ICE STATION ZEBRA checking in the temp. is -8 and the wind chill factor is -31.
auh20 [Iloved that movie when I was a kid]

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18532: Thanks for the "grave" chuckle, Goober!

So sorry to hear about those baby goats, Homemaker.

Glad you got a good report from the doc, Romeena.

It's raining here. A lot! Hopefully we'll have a good, wet spring this year. I'm aimin' to grow some more tomatoes and bell peppers. Might even try some "spinish." :-)


January 16, 2004 - Msg 18533: good morning one and all- yup it's 1am.== good to see ed, hazel, des,and auh20 again on the porch. as you go about your day here are a couple of thoughts. mayberry is not a certain time or place-- it's whenever, whatever, and whereever you want it to be. i know sometimes i feel like a 1940's motor and body trying to keep up with a 21st century world. then there's mayberry and i realise that everyone is in such a hurry to get nowhere and i shake my head and laugh. may the good lord smile on you and yours. pipeman

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18534: Barn...do you know what the Emancipation Proclomation was?

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18535: You beat everthing you know that!?!

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18536: For some stupid reason I am up at 4:45am. Just couldn't go back to sleep so I thought I would sit on the porch for a bit. Anyone care to join me for some hot chocolate? I will gladly share my nice warm blanket with you.

Ro, your reports are VERY encouraging. I used to take Co Q 10 but stopped. I think I will start back (and give it to Bruce, too). A friend's son had a heart attack yesterday and he is only 46.

The conversation about losing the animals makes me think of a movie I watched last night on Turner CLassics. It was an oldie that ya'll have probably seen called Our Vines Have Tender Grapes. I had never seen it before and really liked it. I did cry a couple of times, however. There is a scene in which a family's new barn burns down and the neighbors show up to help get all the animals out before they are killed. Most of the cows won't budge and finally have to be shot and killed so they won't suffer being burned alive. You can hear the 21 shots it took to kill them all and it made me think of how hard people must have had it back then on the farm. They didn't even have insurance. So sad.

I have been trying to think of some TAGS quotes but am not having much luck. Let's see.......
Opie: "Pa, I don't want to marry HER." (which ep is that from??)


January 16, 2004 - Msg 18537: "I didn't heave it!!"--Ernest T. Bass

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18538: "Barney, your gassed!"

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18539: VICKS!

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18540: "Pa, I don't want to marry HER." must be from The Darling Baby".

"He's got his Pa's prettiness, too."

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18541: I loved this exchange:

Aunt Bea: "Barney...when did you come in?"
Barney: "Why, I've been right 'chere."
Barney (to Andy): "You know, if I didn't know better I'd say Aunt Bea was 'tiddily'."

~ Mrs. Wiley

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18542: Aunt Bea!? Why she won't even allow a run cake in the house. (On account of a brother she has)

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18543: oops, that's RUM.

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18544: Thanks for all your concerns about the babies. The momma is still sick and we will probably need to giver her antibiotics. It was a rough labor on her. When she does get straightened out - we will re-breed her and hopefully, things will work out better then next time.

Great news Ro - keep the good health. We need your calming spirit here on the porch.

God Bless those in the Northeast with temps. It must be horrible to be so cold.

Prayers for the folks in Dayton, KY. The Baptist church went up in flames today - it is breaking news in the Cincy area.

Ya'll have a great weekend!


January 16, 2004 - Msg 18545: Mornin' porch!
Barn: "Ya know what I had for breakfast. Orange
juice, toast, three eggs, sausage, cottage fries
and coffee. I'm like a kid, burn it right off."
pipeman- did you know that Everett Greenbaum wrote for the Real McCoys? No wonder I like that show!
Anyone ever try the chatroom here? I work in the evening, but was just wondering.
Romeena- How many of the 120 mg Q10 do you take a day? I take 150 total.
AUh2o- better watch it up there and stay warm!
That h2o part will freeze, ya know :)
Maybe we need us a Spring mu-si-CAL to break this big chill. How bout Amazing Grace in place of 14A?
A mayberry-state-of-mind day to ya all! thanks for that thought pipeman.
Boo -was that the ep where Opie had a crush on Thelma Lou?
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18546: Mayberry moment! When I was doing some research for my magazine the other day I ran across this: “On Aug. 24, 1897, Charles Dudley Warner, American newspaper editor, published this now-famous quote: “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody doe anything about it." It also said that the quotation is often mistakenly attributed to Mark Twain. Shoot, all this time I thought Calvin Coolidge said that! I still like most of the Citizens Arrest ep., Mrs. Wiley, and see your point. Andy is ever-forgiving and gentle. And, of course, Barney comes around in the end. I just wish he hadn't been quite so harsh in that one part. It seems out of character for Barney. Because you're right, he is sensitive. I love the ep when the newspaper reporter comes, and Barney testifies in Andy's behalf. Now that seems more like Barney to me. No matter. I still love 'em both!
Charlotte Tucker

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18547: prayers in dayton, ky and those in the northeast. those in california is suppose to get rain where the fire was. ok who made mother nature mad? it ain't nice to fool mother nature. remember that commercial? pipeman

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18548: opie: did you notice that gregory peck has an accent? andy: an accent? opie: yeah he don't talk like you. seriously what is coQ10 and what does it do? pipeman

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18549: just noticed on the bullitin board that floyd has a temporary gossip site set up. i.m not familiar with it but thought i'd pass it on. pipeman

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18550: 'Morning, folks! pipeman, CoQ10 is actually CoenzymeQ10, and it occurs naturally in the body. It seems to have multiple functions, with one of the more important ones being that it supports and facilitates cardiac function. In the last few years, there has been a lot of mention in medical literature, indicating that taking it in supplement form provides added benefit, since many people don't make enough of it in their own body. I can very truthfully say that I have felt better and had more energy and strength since I've been taking it. My cardiologist was very skeptical about it a few years ago, but now says that the research has convinced him, and he orders it for many of his patients.

Mr D's Cuz, I do hope when you referred to taking "150" CoQ10, you meant milligrams, not pills! Or is that rattling sound I hear coming from you? I have been taking one 120mg capsule a day, but plan to increase to two a day since I've started taking Lipitor. The product info with the Lipitor says it can deplete the body's store of CoQ10, and I sure don't want to run short!

It's a lovely day here on the Dallas end of the porch. It's completely cloudy, and a slow, gentle rain is falling. The temperature is a very pleasant 66 degrees. It's one of those gray days that just manages to avoid being gloomy, but presents itself instead as an opportunity to cuddle up with your little furkid and be lazy all day. Can't do much else in the rain, right? So, here I go for some vegetable soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, a good old movie or some TAGS tapes, and most likely, a long nap. I love days like this! Rainy days are great, don't you think?

Have a terrific weekend, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18551:
Charlotte Tucker, do you believe everything you read in a 15 cent magazine? (Just kidding)

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18552: Ro- yes, i meant 150 mg total. :) (I have an enlarged heart, so it helps with the elasticity of it.) I have heard that taking more doesnt really do much, but in your case if the lipitor depletes it, it makes sense to take 2 a day. have you ever tried garlic and fish oil for the cholesterol? Got mine down to 170!
Send us in az some of that rain, we need it bad!
pman- I love that quote about the accent!
Charlotte- I guess the porch party fizzled?!sorry!
Will have to get pipemand brown truck to follow that rover around on mars. Did it ever take off?
Hopefully this weekend will be better than last.
Huggin' that porcelain wasnt exactly my idea of fun!
Mr D's Cuz

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18553: ok guys and girls , gona go to the freezer and lay out some dressed rabbits i shot last year,gona soak then for a bit then its on the grill!..little bbq sauce,mashed potatoes,field peas,green onions,cornbread,sweet tea..no pie or cake here..less-un someone brings one..signed: Spot the "rabbit dog" of the porch!

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18554: Joke o the porch:
Know why it's ok to open the freezer door?
Because the rabbits are dressed!! (teehee)
(more fun than a barrel of monkeys,spot?)

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18555: Gosh, Ro, I have been taking Lipitor for 2 years and I didn't know about the CoQ10. All the more reason for taking it. I did take the fish capsules for awhile but stopped. Maybe I'll try them again. I had to go up to 40mg of Lipitor to bring my cholesterol down and then I started having problems with the liver so now am at 20mg and I take Zetia (it has helped more than anything). Don't we sound old sittin' around talking about our ailments?!

I'm pooped already from doing laundry and taking care of that 2 yr old. She escaped into the backyard today to swing and she got soaking wet. She has had a cough so I put her in a warm shower. I can hear her coughing in the other room. Guess I better break out the Vicks! We are going to make cut-out cookies today in animal shapes and we are waiting for the dough to chill so we can roll it out.

Spot I have some left-over Chessy Potato Soup from yesterday and some garlic toast. How about some nice hot chocolate? No wonder my cholesterol is high!


January 16, 2004 - Msg 18556: Oh, I forgot to tell you Ro, that your afternoon sounds like Nirvana! I love to nap and watch TV on rainly days but I haven't done it in 8 years (since the birth of my first child. heehee). Hope you enjoy it!


January 16, 2004 - Msg 18557: I don't know about spot, but I could use some of them vittles Boo. I'll be right over.
Glad your so healthy Romeena. We need you around here.
Hey Des, is Opie gonne plant that spinish for you? You done and got me thinking about my garden now. And it's buried under 3 feet of snow. So guess I'll have a good long time to be thinking about it.
Spot, I believe I'll let the rabbits hop on by. LOL


January 16, 2004 - Msg 18558: Come on Boo, Ro, boo bring the chessy soup and toast!MDC you are a site for sore eyes [get ya a partner and call ya self frick and frack]..ha ha..pipeman where re ya at ?,,fg.HM,county nurse,jeb,goober,Bdj,mrs wiley , mary wiggins...come on over , we will eat and get the BB pistol out and shoot cans ..signed: Spot the" hope somebody will wash dishes" talking dog of the mayberry porch

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18559: Hey all...hope ever bodies have a Mayberry kind of day! Is there a chat? I remember one a way yonder back, I think it was Sara's chat or something. That was fun...do we have one here?

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18560: goober= just saw on the bullitin board where there having a hollywood collector show. with guests and vendors in illinois. do you know if it's in your area? pipeman

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18561: goober= just saw on the bullitin board where there having a hollywood collector show. with guests and vendors in illinois. do you know if it's in your area? pipeman

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18562: Yep...may 1st and 2nd. Check out www.hollywoodcollectorshow.com for all the details!

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18563: Hello all! And a special howdy to all the ladies. Hey ~Des~, I just e-mailed you to the Hotmail addy you gave me years ago. I hope that one is still good. Lol! Time fer: "Doug's Tune". Here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18564: well bless my soul, where have you been brisco? been missing you. thanks for the info goober. go colts. hi to rest of the porch. pipeman

January 16, 2004 - Msg 18565: hey gang ! hey brisco!,,fixing to leave the old power company back at 6 in the morning..hope supper was good..whose gona cook breakfast in the morning ..better make it early if im gona make it!..signed: Spot the "gona hope to have an early breakfast" talking dog of the porch..ruff,ruff

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18566: morning porch! ..no post since i left work last night ?..strange...anybody cooking this morning its about 6 am!...signed: Spot the"wondering where everybody is" talking dog of the porch!

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18567: morning porch== is anyone up to some prefootball breakfast? i'm fixin country han, red eyed gravy, all the eggs you want, orange juice, coffee, tea, milk, homemade biscuts with assorted jelly's and fresh honey from a tree.cornbread, flapjacks, fresh fruit. how does that twang your buds? question; why don't new england just give the colts that pig skin evertime they get it? after all the colts don't want to hurt them they just want that funny shaped pig skin. have a great day. pipeman (aka flapjack cooker)

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18568: morning ala flapjack man..i";; take two pieces of that thare country ham , fried eggs over medium, bisquits gravy,pass of the fruit im a meat and potatoes dog..ill whip us some hash browns with onions and cheese to bring ..signed: Spot the " go colts" dog of the porch..

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18569: Hey howdy there's a Carol Burnette marathon on TV Land.

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18570: Hey howdy there's a Carol Burnette marathon on TV Land.

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18571: never cared too much for carol burnette but here at the ole power company thats whats on till football comes on..roasting a chicken,taters,carots,onions,greenbeans,back in the kitchen here..yall stop by..coca cola to drink..signed: Spot the"gona have roast chicken and watch carol burnette but not real fond of it" dog of the porch!!

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18572: did I miss a fire drill or something??? .where in the world is everybody??was it a porch panic?..signed: Spot the fire drill missed dog...

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18573: Hey, Spot! The Plum and I are here. 'Bout those rabbits, I think, like Asa, I'll pass. I just can't make myself eat something that I would have held and cuddled in my lap! I had pet rabbits as a child, and when my kids were growing up, we had one that lived in the house. They can be litterbox trained, you know. Rabb was like a cat - would climb up and walk along the back of the sofa until he found a pair of friendly shoulders, and would then drape himself around those shoulders like a fur piece! He was a hoot! Trailed me around in the kitchen, waiting for vegetable-trimming handouts.
As for Carol Burnett, try watching her again now that you're a bit older. She and Harvey Korman have marvelous comic talent and timing. Add Tim Conway, and even Vickie Lawrence, and things can get very funny. Certainly there's no comparison, but her show is a bit like TAGS, in that the more you watch it, the more you see and appreciate the talent behind it.

Well, guess I'd better take my Christmas tree down. I always hate to do it, it's so pretty, and the lights give such a lovely glow to the room. If I leave it up much longer, though, people will start to look at me funny! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18574: hey Sugarplum & Ro. carol is ok , im watching it but ,,well ya know...kinda like bewitched .just ok...Tim Conway is great though..TREE NOT DOWN YET?...ha ha..signed: Spot the 'making fun of Ro cause her tree is not down yet" dog of the porch

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18575: Just want to check in.I'm ok,daughter has pneumonia and cannot have any contact with Laci,so grandma possum is keeping her till mommy"s antibiotics kick in. excuse any grammatical errors-baby laci is in my arms and fuusing up (fussing)up a storm! She's gonna type a message for Rosa,fun girl so here goes:mmm Well,that's what she said:mmm"! Think it has something to do with Vicks? Ha Ha Gotta go!
possum under a rock

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18576: hey possum! hope everyone gets well soon!..well yall , lets have vegatable plates tonight i"ll whip up some boiled cabbage,white beans,turnip greens,mac and cheese,sliced sweet onions,corn bread,sweet[and un-sweetened] tea..how about it?..signed: Spot the 'gona be a vege-dog tonight" dog of the mayberry porch

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18577: Hey, Spot! That veggie dinner sounds wonderful. I love veggies. Could we fry some of that cabbage? I like it boiled, but I loooove it fried! Especially if you start out with a couple of slices of bacon, and then fry the shredded cabbage in the bacon grease. But then, I guess it's not a true "veggie" dinner, is it? Oh, well, what's a couple of bacon slices among friends? Fresh spinish is good cooked that way, too. Both spinish and cabbage need a dash of vinegar/pepper sauce at serving time, though.

Does anyone else like jigsaw puzzles? I love them, and am working on a very nice one right now. It's a montage of pictures of Texas wildflowers. Sure is pretty. It's 1000 pieces so it's taking a while, but that's okay. I usually work with 750 pieces because that size fits the sunroom table better, but this one was too pretty to pass up. If anybody wants to drop by and help me, you're welcome. Got a good view of the backyard wildlife while I'm working, so it's fun. When we get tired of the puzzle, we can go down to the drugstore for some ice cream.

Have a great Sabbath, folks! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18578: Sorry, Possum! I didn't see you there. I sure hope your daughter gets well soon. I know you're worried about her, but I'll bet you're secretly welcoming the chance to have little Laci all to yourself. Can't blame ya! Just don't OD on the neck sugar! --Romeena

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18579: never tried cabbage fried Ro..but we can do it!..jigsaw puzzles...whew,,sorry but no..aint got the nerves for then , now people up here at work do them all the time on the web ,,just go under a search and put jig puzzles and there are a million sites that you can do on the web..well better get supper ready got a 12yr"s [son]basketball game at 7 gone get out of here [work] at 6...signed: Spot the'gona go to my sons basketball game in about 2 hrs" talking dog of the porch

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18580: possum== first prayers to you and yours. the vet always told me it ain't good to have your possums ailing. i was beginning to think you were vacationing at the possum lodge with red green and company. hope that cheers you up. hey to rest of porch. (aka ole flapjack) your pipeman

January 17, 2004 - Msg 18581: You sure made me hungry, Ro. I love veggies best with some sweet cornbread and butter (actually I use Fleishmann's olive oil spread--tastes like butter but no trans-fats). I thought of you today when I saw a fellow buying a big screen TV at Walmart. I think it was one of those plasma-things. By the looks of the gentleman I am sure he is one of those "snowbirds" who lives in an RV. He was wearing a fishing hat, shorts and a shirt covered with blue marlins. I am wondering where he is going to fit that TV.

I also thought of Homemaker when I saw some goats. The were mostly white with reddish markings and long ears that hang down. They were pretty big but not as big as HM's goats. Sure were pretty, though and I am sure one of them was pregnant.

Well, I will be staying at my mom's for about a week because my dad is out of town and mom can't stay alone for long. I will still be checking in from time to time but you won't hear from me as much.

I have to go get ready for a neighbor's birthday party. She is turning 80! Later, friends...


January 17, 2004 - Msg 18582: Hey, thanks, Spot! I found Netscape's puzzle site, and have already put three scenes from "Shrek" together. Just 25 pieces each, though. I'm going to browse some more and see if I can find some harder ones. I love jigsaw puzzles!

You need to try the fried cabbage. I'll bet you'd really like it. It's easy, and so good.

Good night, all. If I'm gonna get to preachin' on time in the morning, I need to get to the ironing board tonight. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18583: hey pipeman it's ky girl again,yea,i can remember when everybody grew some tobaccer in thier yard,I've spent many days stripping tobacco and seperating it into grades to go to the sale barns .I miss eating what my aunt called shukkey beans,I haven,t eaten any of those in a while either!you kike them too?ky girl

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18584: oh boo and ro you are making me hungry for cornbread and veggies,one of my favorite meals!Have you tried the new bisquick mix cheese and garlic?ooh,they are good,taste real similar to red lobsters.catch ya ,ll later,ky girl

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18585: hey,hillbilly shoes,I know where harlan is,I grew up in perry county,but,alot of the family has spread out now,some live in the lexington/richmond area.thats a pretty area.take care,ky girl

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18586: hey Ro!pipeman.ky girl possum, Boo happy b-day to yer friend,lots of puzzles on the web Ro!..hey to sterling,fg,HM,county nurse,jeb,goober,mrs wiley,mary wiggins,asa,Bdj,MDC,wjere in the world has everybody gone!..look this will bring ya back to the porch .this morning: fresh sausage [pattys and links]bisquits,milk gravy,[lots of pepper]scrambled eggs with onions & cheese, grits with [real butter]hash brown potatoes[crispy],fried mushrooms in butter,fried apples,coffee,OJ,sweet milk,ice water,napkins,yall "Come and get it" signed: Spot the "breakfast gona eat a lot" talking dog of the mayberry porch

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18587: top of the morning to the porch. ky girl= my father-in law worked as a tobbaker buyer for american tobbacco, he was from harrodsburg, died in 71.spot what no flapjacks? guess i'll have to bring my own. (aka flapjack gotta have for breakfast) pipeman

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18588: aint up on those flapjacks pipeman [sorry]..hey gona go off with some friends after work tonight and go to one of those japanese steak houses where ya set around in a half circle around the grill and they cook steak and shrimp in front of ya [boy they put on a show also[..have not been to one in years..yall got those where all yall live?..signed: Spot the " gona go out for dinner" dog[talking] of the mayberry

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18589: Hey, Spot! Sounds like Benihana's. Is that where you're going? I went there a few times, once in San Francisco, and several times in Dallas. There's a little place in a strip center in Mt. Dora, FL, where my oldest son lives, and I can't remember the name, but it's like a hometown Benihana's. Small, friendly, and they put on a real show. Great food, too.

It's COLD here on the north Texas porch today, in the low 40's. Windy and damp, just chilled me right through when I went outside to fill the feeders in the back yard. Haven't gotten warm since. It was nearly 80 yesterday afternoon! No place but Texas. I wish somebody would quit talking about the weather and do something about it instead. Wonder if Calvin Coolidge would have had any ideas?

Hmmm. I don't even have any visitors at my feeders. I guess they're all holed up in their nests, trying to stay warm. Can't say as I blame them, that's what I'm gonna do today. I think I'm going to skip going to the drugstore for ice cream. Maybe next weekend.

Have a lovely Sabbath evening, friends. Sugarplum says hey!--Romeena

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18590: hey plum and Ro..yea its like that benihana"s place but called something else like shipiroes or something..51 degrees here on the southern end of the porch in ga.just noticed yesterday that my drivers licence has expired [oops] on my birthday back in dec.i have a commercial one with all the endorcements cause when i worked out in the field for the power company before they put me behind this comp. i drove the big line trucks and bucket trucks and pulled poles and stuff..i can even haul dinamite [scarey aint it a dog hauling dinamite]...well just dont know where all the regulars have been do you? signed: Spot the "could haul dinamite" dog of the porch

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18591: "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COLTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS..N.E. 7 COLTS DRIVING...spot....o-no.....manning throws an interseption in the inzone.....man o man spot

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18592: another interseption!!by manning...what gives...spot

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18593: spot= flapjacks are what they call pancakes. can the ole dog still get up from sitting in the semi- circle as fast as you use to. sugarplum= stay in where it's warm and dry. mary wiggins= are you getting any snow today? just checked the temp. is 6 above with wind chill of - 4. light snow. no mowing the lawn today for me. going to make it a nature perserve this year. ain't that nice of me being envioramentally sound, or is it just being lazy? go colts. hello to all the porch. pipeman

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18594: The ole spot can still get around with the best dogs!sure is cold there pipeman..50 here, rain though, and ya i knew flapjacks were pancakes but just not a sweet eating man [syurp ya know] now mind ya i can eat them but never went for candy bars either...growing up i would eat bologna sandwiches instead of candy between meals..signed: Spot the "186 lb. 6ft 2 no sweet eating" talking dog of the porch...go colts!

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18595: Whew! finally finished the "honey-do" list from yeaterday. (Cyberchatting wasnt one of them!)(haha)
In Phx, we gotta do it all this time of year!
How bout seafood tonight?
Rainbow trout, blackened, lobstertail, hushpuppies, coleslaw, baked potato, apple pie,coffee.
Come on down!
To possum with the sick little one and Boo wth her mom, prayers to you. good service this AM.
Come on Colts!
pipeman, fire up the truck, we need to head to Indiana!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18596: we later guy and girls..come on colts!!...going to eat japanese ..!signed: Spot the " jap dog for a night" dog of the porch

January 18, 2004 - Msg 18597: Wow...lots of folks here on the porch that I ain't met. Well, I haven't stopped by in quite a while, so that's what I get! Hey...I made a rhyme!

Anyway, just wanted to stop in and say "hi" to everybody and welcome to all the new folks. Ro, I'm so glad you got such a good report from the doc! Homemaker, that is so very sad about the momma goat and her babies -- I sat here and cried!

Gonna go wipe my eyes here and try to think of something happier. I grieve so much for pets/animals...you would just never believe it.

Oh....TEN MONTHS with no cigarettes!!! I think I've beat this thing! And you know what? This porch and the precious folks on it played a big part with all the support you gave me! Woo hoo!


January 18, 2004 - Msg 18598: Homemaker, Really sorry to here about the Baptist church fire, or any church fire for that matter. My family was really invovled in our Baptist church when I was younger. We were always told a church is a group of people and not a building. However, it is truely sad when any house that worships God is destroyed. I hope no was was injuried.

Bulbsnatcher, Congrats with being smoke-free for the last 10 months. I hope it last a lifetime for ya [I'm sure it will].

33 more days until pitchers and catchers report.
Take care folks.

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18599: ain't the porch nice and full? homemaker & fun girl i think someone locked the real colts in the barn today. as cubs say there is next year. mrs wiley- prayerts for your surgery. spot= my pappy would only eat pancakes with two eggs over med and milk gravy.me i like the ooie- gooy stuff on mine. crank up the engines and warm up the bats spring is on it's way.bulbsnatcher- good to have you with us. auh20= if you see any real catchers send them to the cubs, thanks. howdy texas folks. has anyone heard from banjo jerry & county nurse? it's been over a month. asa= thinking about you. good night & pleasant dreams. your(likes his pancakes ooie- gooie) pipeman

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18600: Congratulations, Bulbsnatcher! Your family and your lungs will thank you for it!

Speaking of goats(no I'm not calling you a goat, Bulbsnatcher:), there's just been alot of talk about them lately), I just read about something that happened, or has been happening, about two hours south of where I live. It's pretty sad and I don't even know if I want to talk about it, but here I go and I hope it's not too graphic. It seems a goat farmer has been charged with torturing and killing his own goats. You know what, as I was typing this I decided maybe I won't say anymore and I'll let you people decide if you want to hear it, but it involves mother goats and baby goats and letting college kids buy goats to do things to them(not for school credit), even though the farmer said they were dead. But why would college kids or anyone buy dead goats? Anyway, that's all I'll say for now. Sorry if that sounds like a teaser; I don't mean it to be.
Anyway, in other news, we received an unexpected ice storm saturday morning that covered everything and is still covered as I speak. Well, some of the roads are clear but alot of them and the sidewalks are still coated. It hasn't been warm enough during the day to melt it yet. I don't really mind it as long as I don't have to drive anywhere, especially on back roads. It makes me want to get out a skateboard and go sliding(sitting down of course) down the curvy sidewalks up at the middle school like me and my brothers used to do when we were younger and we would get an ice storm. It didn't seem to matter how cold it was either, you just wanted to be out in it. You don't think about the cold when you're having fun, and maybe there's a lesson in there somewhere for all of us, but I'll be danged if I can find it! :)
Have a good night everyone, and sorry if I upset you with the goat thing.
-Sterling Holobyte

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18601: hey ouh20,bulb snacher,sterling,fg,HM,Ro,Boo, county nurse,mary whiggins , mrs wyile,possum,pipeman,asa,Mdc.Bdj,jeb,goober,mayberry dep.,signed: Spot the "asking whats fer breakfast" dog of the porch...

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18602: Morning porchsters. Someone on this porch doesn't appreciate my research, but since I'm Charlotte and I'm so loving and all, I'll overlook the 15-cent magazine comment. Possum, hope your daughter gets feeling better soon. So nice that little Laci has her grandma so close that she can take care of her. Hey Hoosiers, sorry about the Colts. My son had shifted his favor to them. Wonder who he's gonna choose now? (the little fair-weather fan). Hey to Bulbsnatcher! Where the tarnation you been? Good job stayin' off the cigs. Are you feeling healthier? Well, better "get to it!" as Aunt Bee would say.
Charlotte Tucker

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18603: Where's Asa and Mavis and Salty Dog?

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18604: No more new babies although Annie isn't far away from giving us some more. The poor girl - her little udder is so full that she needs some relief! We found out the momma who lost all of her babies - well they were about 9 days early - too early to save. She is doing better and we will turn out into the big lot again with the others. The babies that have been turned out are sooo cute. I just love to watch them play.

I am sad about the Colts. My youngest said that it was against the law for girls to watch football. It is a boys sport and besides - Kim Possible and The Proud Family were on Disney - he wanted his cartoons! It was too funny!

TAke care -


January 19, 2004 - Msg 18605: Good morning folks. Just toasted a couple of onion bagels and poured a cup of black coffee and now I'm ready to do some cyber surfing [I wouldn't have any idea how to do some real surfing anyway I'd probably spill my coffee].

pipeman, with all the pitchers your Cubbies have you could put a bale of hay behind the plate and they would be fine.

Spot, we have plenty of bagels here on the North end of the porch if your still looking for some breakfast, ya best wear a coat though.


January 19, 2004 - Msg 18606: Charlotte, no offense intended with the 15 cent magazine comment. that's just a famous barney line in one of the episodes. I had hoped it would be recognized as such.

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18607: Good morning porch hope everyone has a great day
mayberry deputy

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18608: A piece of my momma's sugar cream pie would sure taste good about now. . .

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18609: Hey to the Porch....happy M.L. King day.

-- Jelsik
"All God's chillun' got a uvula..."

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18610: I wonder how we might get ahold of the e-mail addresses of those folks at TV Land or Viacom and let them know we'd like to see the uncut, original, black-and-white episodes of Andy Griffith? Any ideas?

"Watch your foot, I'm about to rock forward!"

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18611: Ok Sterling, you gave me a sick stomach and probably killed Bulbsnatcher with that story! No, seriously, you probably needed to vent after hearing about something like that. How terrible. Even worse than the fate of the poor goats, I wonder about the fate of those who could do such things. How is it possible that we have raised a generation of kids in this country who could take pleasure in torturing and killing? God help us. Thanks for sparing the details.

Hope you are all having a nice Martin Luther King Day. It is a beautiful 50 degrees and sunny here. Wonderful!

Good to hear from you, Bulb, and so glad you are still smoke-free. Drop in more often!

Better go...always things to do.


January 19, 2004 - Msg 18612: Let me clarify something I said above..I believe the majority of kids in this country are not cruel. I'm sure the ones that do those terrible things to animals are few.


January 19, 2004 - Msg 18613: Hey all! Boo sterling mayberry dep. ,Hm, pipeman ,charlotte T.,Jelsik,auh2o,fg,county nurse,salty dog,MDC,bdj,..sad about the colts, think the world was pulling for them..happy MLK"jr day to all , im having to work [we are closed here at the power comp] but somebody has to run the place..plus the holiday pay is great!..get off at 2 so that aint so bad..gona stop by the store and get a beef roast for supper ,taters, onion,carrots,..will somebody make some coleslaw?...and sweet tea, signed: Spot the "gona get off work in about 30 miniutes" talkking dog of the porch

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18614: I saw the 15 cent mag line as one from the show,
but I've seen every ep about 10 times each at least.
Love the "rock forward" line!
Ya all missed a great seafood meal last night!
I'm not a big fan, but fresh trout now and again is good eatin'.
Boo Hoo for the Colts, too little too late!
Sorry HM. Gotta go for Carolina now!
I guess i really started something with the fried cabbage. Love "cabbage steaks" fried in Fleichmans Olive Oil spread. Mmmm good!
Welcome Bulbsnatcher. Ever notice that that hanging bulb is never used in the episode?
So where's the light in his room coming from?
One of those little TV thingies that we dont think about until the 12th viewing! (heehee)
I need to get a life I guess!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18615: Let's all head for Spot's tonight!

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18616: MDC yall come on over , we can pitch horse shoes till supper, shoot the BB gun also,set up soda pop cans and shoot at them for a dime a piece, signed : Spot the"BB gun shooting" talking dog of the porch..ruff ruff

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18617: Afternoon Porch!
It's cold and white around these here parts, but it sure is pretty! I think we will be spared any more snow for a couple more days.

Sorry about those Colts. They made a run at it in the end though, didn't they?! Some good games yesterday. Today I get to watch my Pistons at 3:00. They have a matinee game on account of it is Martin Luther King Jr. day! They are playing one of them Texas teams. You know, the one that won the N.B.A. championship last year? I wonder if Boo and Ro know anything about that team? You were so fortunate to have David Robinson there in Texas. Now that is a man of God! I was very pleased when they won last year, because some folks weren't giving them credit for their other championship.

I sure wish I knew how to get the program schedulers at T.V. Land or Nick at Nite to put the full, black and white eps on, but alas, I have no clue! I guess time will take care of that.

My little boy is just starting a basketball program organized by a group named Upwards. Has anybody heard of it? It seems just wonderful to me. This program teaches sports from a Christian perspective, and has some wonderful ideas and tools to use. My daughter played organized sports for years, and we weren't always happy with some of the teams, coaches, atti-tudes, etc., but this looks like a great way to teach a young-un how to compete, how to face losing...and winning, how to be a part of a team, lots of good stuff.

Spot, I will be headed over for the roast "beast" and I will bring some coleslaw! Thanks for the invite!

Signing off for now...
Mary Wiggins!

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18618: on tv land you might try ww.tvland.com on a google search.just a quess. boo can you spare 20 degrees? that would put us up to zero, and if spot can give 29 degrees we can have a thawing good time. great to see mayberry deputy, jelsik, mary wiggins, auh20,spot, mdc on site. still wonder if the twilight zone got them? hey ky girl&moonshiner. pipeman

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18619: afternoon everyone ,I have e-mailed TVLand before the address is postmaster@tvland.com .This is where I contacted them several months ago Im assuming it is still a working email
mayberry deputy

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18620: ALRIGHT! let's let them know we would like
B/W with epilogues!

January 19, 2004 - Msg 18621: MDC - I too am rooting for the panthers. . .them boys from the South must rule!