January 22, 2004 - Msg 18724: Speaking of the old sitcoms, I always did like "My Favorite Martian". And I'm right there with you on "WKRP" and "Barney Miller". I also love "Mr. Ed". I'd like to see them show repeats of "That Girl" and "The Partridge Family" too. I really am sick of "Sanford and Son" (no offense to S & S fans). Well, those are my thoughts for the day.
- Hazel

More power to ya.

January 22, 2004 - Msg 18725: I thought I'd sweep the floor, just in case we have a summit meeting here later.
- Hazel

January 22, 2004 - Msg 18726: "85 cents for that whole lunch, how's she do it?"
Pecan pie any way ya like it MD. a la mode, whipped cream, or my favorite, added carmalized pecans!
Any I love Lucy fans here? (while were talkin other shows)
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 22, 2004 - Msg 18727: I love I love Lucy. For Christmas my son gave me a framed picture of the "candy" scene. Where Lucy and Ethel get a job at a candy factory. I actually saw an ep on a local channel today that I don't think I've ever seen before. Ricky thinks Lucy is a kleptomenerac because she keeps bringing home things and hiding them in the closet. (she's really collecting donated items for an auction).
- Hazel

January 22, 2004 - Msg 18728: Romeena/MDC- All this talk about WKRP has me missing it. Remember Les' office or lack there of. He wouldn't talk to anybody unless they knocked on his imaginary door. How about the time Johnny Fever was conducting an on air show about the effects of alcohol with each drink he became more sober. As for "Barney Miller" I do remember that scene with Fish, funny funny funny.

Boo, it must be contagious our furnace went down today. I thought we'd never get a hold of "the man" on a day like this to fix it but we did. When he come up our drive he said, "You may not live at the end of the earth but you can see it from here." He's a real good guy.

goodnight folks,

January 22, 2004 - Msg 18729: Hey guys, can I come in?? Sorry it's been so long just been going through some stuff here. But it's all good now. Asa it sure is good to see you back on here again. And I bet little Barney is just adorable. Fun Girl, congrats on the 11 pounds. I started Atkins at the first of the year and have lost 18 pounds so far and I'm excited about that. Keep it up girl. I kind of had a shock this morning, some of you may remember my cat Cracker Jack I had for a few years, and then last March he dissappeared and I haven't seen him since, well this morning my new puppy had found his body somewhere and dragged it to the yard. Which was a hard thing to see first thing this morning. His little collar was still on. I had pretty much given up hope of him being alive, but it was still hard to see that. Anyways, enough of my whining just had to share that with ya's. Ya'll take care and stay warm. Love to you all--Salty Dog

P.S...... GO PANTHERS!!! :)

January 22, 2004 - Msg 18730: Hey All, SALTY DOG, sorry to hear about Cracker Jack. That's tough. When I lost Chester (my dog of 14 years) last year, WOW. I know it's hard. Hang in there. I just wanted to stop by before I hit the hay and say "HEY". Take care all and have Mayberry Kinda Dreams. Good Night.

Ed Sawyer

January 22, 2004 - Msg 18731: Good grief, Salty! Since last March? Apparently the kitty was relatively recently deceased. Where on earth had he been all that time? You poor thing, what a way to start a day! I'd have been a basket case.

I, too, have had about enough of Sanford & Son. It's a funny show, and I enjoy it, but one episode a day would be plenty. I'd like to cast one more vote for bringing in some variety. It's not like there's nothing to choose from. There's a wealth of good TV shows out there, we just don't get to see them. I wonder what will be in reruns in 20 years, or 30? I shudder to think.

My little "herd" of lighted deer (a buck, two doe and a fawn) are still gracing my back yard, near the gazebo, and they look so pretty. I really hate to bring them in, am tempted to just leave them up, but I know they'll last much longer if I shelter them until next Christmas. They'd never survive our summer - the sun would ruin the wiring and light sockets, everything. Oh, well, maybe I'll take them down tomorrow. For tonight, I'm still enjoying them.

Did anyone else ever wonder why Howard and Goober didn't call the Fun Girls to round out Howard's party, celebrating his freedom after his mother got married? You'd think Andy would have thought of that, but I guess Helen would have had a fit.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 22, 2004 - Msg 18732: Hi ya'll! I'm new to the site and part of generation X. All the while I love TAGS. Tonight I saw it on a local channel and I was reminded of how wonderful it is. It was when Luke Comstock came back from prison to "get even" w/Andy and Barney was freaking. Its a classic. Our shows are terrible now compared to TAGS!
Take Care-Farrah

January 22, 2004 - Msg 18733: Our of the mouths of babes!

fun girl

January 22, 2004 - Msg 18734: Thanks Ro, thats what is hard about it, the fact that now I know he was alive for a little while longer anyways. I guess now I know for sure but I didn't want to find out that way. Thanks for the words, I too was a basket case this morning --SD

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18735: Sorry about that Salty Dog. What a sad deal. Good to see you back with us now. Stay put would ya? LOL
Welcome to Farrah and Irishter. So good to see the young ones enjoying TAGS. It sure is endearing.
Tomorrow is Friday and I am happy about it. Been a long week and I need a couple of days off.
Hope you are all well, warm and dry this cold night in January. I really don't care for this month and will be glad when Feburary gets here.


January 23, 2004 - Msg 18736: welcome to farrah and irishter. salty= sorry aboutyour sad loss, great to hear from you as the porch has missed you and it's great to hear from you ed sawyer. asa=seems everyone from town, chruch me has had a murphy's law kind of a week.i had to go to doctor's and was unsure if they were keeping me or not, so my daughter was going to drive her car broke down 1 hour before i was to go, everyone called wasn't home, finally a decan that's retired said he'd take me and he's had a devil of a week. so is it like the virus going around? I VOTE FOR MID APRIL ASA because if we're skipping ahead then i want to go for spring. maybe we need a senior tv land that plays shows from the 50's and 60's, only be able to show not more than 2 ep's a day of the same. must go thru at least one episode of every show ever aired at least once a month. what do you think? northern porch and mid;&eastern porch stay under the b-u-r-r covers, you to spot.the(going to lite the briar) pipeman

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18737: I like those rules for the new television station you're planning, pipeman. Start working on that, will you? But let's not skip ahead to April. Because that'll go too fast, then May, then the next thing you know, Phfftt, winter's here again. Sorry about your cat, Salty. That must have been hard. Try to keep a good thought.
- Hazel

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18738: good morning!..Im running late anybody got anything for breakfast?...signed: Spot the"got to get in a hurry" dog of the porch

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18739: Morning Porch Pals! Salty, so sorry for the horrible shock you had this am., I can't even imagine. Asa, did I read correctly? You named your new pup Barney?! That's SO CUTE!

I had a reprieve yesterday. Went all the way up to Tampa for my surgery. Was doing the pre-op stuff when I got paged! It was my Dr saying he had to cancel the surg., as an emergency came up. I was relieved and dissapointed at the same time! So now it's on for Monday. (lucky us, an extra 8 hr round trip)

~ Mrs. Wiley
"I want my pills!"

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18740: all will go well mrs wiley im sure...guess i"ll grab a donut on the way to work ..see yall t lunch..signed Spot the "gona act like a policemen and get a donut" dog of the porch

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18741: This is Irishter back again - new here on the prch form way across the ocean in Ireland. We don't get TAGS but have all the episodes on tape so watch all the time. We really love the "Opie's Charity" show I mentioned yesterday. Loads of fun lines. Hopein' to pop into the porch every now and again. Wet, rainy day here on this side of Ole Man Kelsy's Ocean!

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18742: HEY IRISHTER!!Spot the talking dog of goobers back at cha!..I do most of the cooking on the porch here in georgia...signed: Spot the "talked over seas" dog of the mayberry porch

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18743: Georgia, huh, Spot? That's almost our "ole sweet home Alabama" Over here nine years now.

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18744: Thanks for the confidence spot. I should bring you a bone... hmm...nah. Welcome Irishter! Glad to have ya with us! Dr called again - now postponed to TUESDAY. What is it with these people? Just 'cause they need a heart or lung transplant they think their Dr. can go Glen Ford-ing it all over the hospital. (just kidding)

~ Mrs. Wiley

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18745: Irishter stepping off the porch for a while, its almost supper time over here.

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18746: mrs wiley= i know how stressfull that is, i've been thru it many times. the closer it gets cancellation comes to my mind. pray you'll be alright.hazel i'll use my influnce on it but i doubt if we see the station before 30 years, is that to long? we need to figure out how to get enough fuel and trajectory to visit irishster. irishter== that is a beautifull country, i liked wales also and the english side near the bridge. on the porch we take turns making up a meal and invite everyone over, even thou it's an imaginary meal we have a lot of fun, maybe sometime you could come up with a menu that's irish. be forewarned us fellows eat a lot. ha. what do you think? spot= that will not carry you to lunch time. you'll be to weak hope you don't push the wrong button. tee-hee pipeman

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18747: Irishter here again - just stopped back on the way home from Walkers, needed some sulfa powder. Will have to rustle up a big Irish meal sometime. On the way home now.

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18748: HEY IRISHTER! why dont you cook tonight?..we eill eat almost anything,[tried serving some rabbit i shot but to no avail],we eat deer stew a lot and fried catfish...what took you over the seas?..signed: Spot the "might eat Irish tonight" talking dog of goobers..

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18749: Irishster, welcome! Do you say things like Malcolm Merryweather says (heehee) or is that strickly British? (ie: pop the bonnet on the Darlings' lorry)
FunGirl, Hazel, Romeena,Mary, last night's local channel episode was the one where the fun gils return. barney and Andy are working late doing inventory. Barney goes to get sandwiches, and runs into Skippy and Daphne. Helen, of course, has a cow with her pms-attutude, but anyways, gomer and goober (only ep where they appear together)end up with the fun girls. Do Judy,Judy,Judy and all that. I always think during that one that too bad Andy dint just dance the night away with the "hello doll" girl. But then I guess there wouldnt be a show would there!
Romeena, weren't the fun girls written out of the color episodes? I dont recall one with them.
Salty Dog- good to have you back! Pull up a rockin chair and set for a spell.
Spot- what's for dinner? Smoked brisket?
Mrs Wiley, prayers for you and that all goes well Monday
Pipeman, hope it's cherry blend.
WKRP rules! (ha) Johnny Fever and Venus were something else. Of course, I was in love with Jennifer!!
Glad to see some Gen X like the oldies!
Mr. Darlin's Ramblin' on Cuz

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18750: HEY got to get the menu up for tonight...brisket would be good,cabbage goes with it,want it bbq"ed ...let me think..signed Spot the "thinking " dog of the porch

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18751: Got a few minutes to pop back on the porch, on my way to watch a rugby match on the TV, George just got it fixed for me when he finished with Helen's set. Glad someone else got the dinner up for tonight. Problem is when I fix it it will be hours too early for most of you. I don't speak like Malcolm, although we do use some of the phrases. I am originally a good ole Alabama boy so we can eat Irish or Southern. My wife cooks up a dinner like Aunt Bea.

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18752: hey northern porch how's the weather? i hear it's going to be wicked for a few days. the middle porch sleet, snow and cold with winds.we're greedy i guess. homemaker and fun girl are you suppose to enjoy our fine weather? now spot= it's not polite to ask someone new to cook the first day you must wait until the second day. tee=hee. besides we need special fuel to fly the brown truck across the little pond. pipeman

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18753: Just heard on the radio that Captain Kangaroo had passed on. He will indeed be missed. That brings back all the great memories of Howdy Doody
and also all the great cartoons of yesteryear!
May he rest in peace up there with Mr Rogers and all the greats of childhood entertainment!

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18754: God rest you and keep you Captain Kangaroo. ~ Mrs. Wiley

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18755: I don't mean to sound insensitive but I thought Captain Kangaroo must have passed away years ago. Makes me wonder how old he was when I watched him 35 years ago??! May he rest in peace.
I really liked him when I was little and never missed his program.

Salty, you poor thing! What a sad discovery for you to make this morning.

Ro, I don't remember Howard's mother getting married. I was wondering what happened to her on the episode where Howard and Millie decided to get married (and then break it off).

Well, my dad is supposed to get back home from Colorado today. Yipee!! He is somewhere between here and Lubbock, which is a very long drive. I am glad I could help with mom but I am worn out. I had a melt-down today and cried on the phone to my husband for awhile, and then I was ok. I started my son on the Zoloft the other day after doing some reading and praying. I got so many different opinions from what I read on the net that I just got more confused. He is struggling so much that I decided to just try it and see how it goes. Thank you all for your prayers. Sometimes it gets really hard having a special needs child (or any child, for that matter). I am finding though, that there are certain wonderful hidden blessings that are revealed through these difficulties. One is the prayers and love I had recieved from friends like you. We all have our struggles and aren't afraid to share them when we need love and support. I thank God for all of you. When it comes to good people, you are supreme.

I hear my 2 yr old scattering tapes all over the living room and the funny thing is I am willing to let her make a terrible mess in order to have a few uninterrupted minutes alone. I think I will go tackle the mess now! Love to you all--


well, never mind...my loving son already did it for me (he's the cats!).

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18756: boo- i know it's hard to try something new but i've been on zoloft for three years it's the only way they can control my high blood pressure. i know about 8 others on it at different doses and not heard of a problem, maybe that will help. irishter= what part of alabama were you from? our floyd is from huntsville. i was stationed in huntsville and forts mcclellan and fort rucker, pretty country. what part of ireland are you in? i love the country. spot= quess we have to cook for ourselves, such is life when your batchin.i'll throw the dishes out and clean them in the spring. tee-hee.sterling= are you froze up yet? you take care my friend. the pipeman

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18757: Why is TV Land these days showing only the color Griffith episodes? Anyone have any idea why?

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18758: I wish I knew, Keith!

Thanks pipeman, that does help.


January 23, 2004 - Msg 18759: Welcome Keith!
We're always glad to have someone new come up here on the porch with us and fill one of the rocking chairs! TV Land seems to "try" to run the shows in some order. (We haven't figured out what order it is yet!) Hopefully, they are just about ready to get back to the black and white episodes again. Most folks that love TAGS prefer the black and white episodes, and I have to admit that I am one of them!

Irishter, I am intrigued that you moved from the U.S. of A. to Ireland. How long ago did you move there, and do you like it? What are the best things about living there, and what do you miss the most from America? My Grandparents and so on hailed from Ireland, so I love all things Irish. Hope to visit there one day. My daughter was asking me yesterday if I could go anywhere in the world for a trip, where would I choose. I told her to bed!, but I was just kidding! My hands down choice would be Ireland...alas, someday!

Salty Dog, we are so glad to hear from you! I was sorry to hear about your loss. Good luck with them Panthers! (We here in Michigan haven't had a Playoff, let alone Superbowl team in years, well, actually...never as far as the Superbowl!)

Romeena, your yard sounds so pretty, send us a cyber picture up here in the snow so we can enjoy it too!

Mrs. Wiley, you drove an 8 hour trip just to have the procedure canceled?! Seems to me that doctor could have let you know a little sooner! I will be praying for you on Tuesday!

Welcome to Farrah, pull up a chair and set a spell! This here porch is big, real big!

Boo, sounds like you have a prince of a son! You give them kids a big hug from the porch!

Here's a thought for the day: I have heard that James Taylor song in commercials quite a bit lately. The song that tells you to shower the people you love with love. What a lovely sentiment, when you sit down and think about it. I think that would be a great idea for today and the rest of this weekend. Let's shower our loved ones with love!

Have a Mayberry Weekend!
Mary Wiggins

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18760: Evenin' Y'all.I agree wholeheartedly with you on "Shower The People", Mary.In fact,those lyrics happen to be my computer's screensaver.I am a HUGE JT fan! Funny that he finally agreed to let that song be used in a commercial.I heard that when it first came out back in the 70's that Dial soap wanted to use it in one of their commercials,but he said no. Not quite the "shower" he intended I suppose! Don't blame him for turning that one down!
Salty,sorry about your pet.I know that was a terrible shock. I had a favorite cat a few years ago,and it got in the road and got run over. I found out from one of my students at school who passed by my house on the way to school.You can imagine how this kid described everything to me.My sister happened to pass by on her way to work and called me to confirm it.I still remember how hard that was on me.I feel for you.
Welcome Irishster! I have always yearned to visit Ireland.Maybe Mary & I can go together one day! Well,it don't hurt to dream!
Hey to all the porchsters and welcome to Farrah,Keith,and all the new folks on the porch!
possum under a rock

January 23, 2004 - Msg 18761: Hey to the porch,
Welcome to the new folks. Ireland is one of the main places I would like to visit someday.
I was at a clients home the other night, I booted up my laptop and my Andy and Barney wall paper came up. My client said, "Hey, I know those guys."
After the meeting he pulled out his Mayberry trivia game and started asking some questions and talking Mayberry lore. He has severial tapes full of episodes. A true "one of us." I told him about this site and he was really looking forward to visiting.
Prayers for all in need.
Take care,
Ky Moonshinr

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18762: ky moonshiner= good to hear from you it's been awhile. do you know ky girl? can you build us some special r0cket fuel for the brown truck? if we're going to ireland for supper we need to get plenty cause not very many gas stations as you cross kelsey lake. hey possum= always a treat to hear from you. farrah= i agree shows on tv aren't very entertaing anymore.hope your with us on the porch a long time.jump on anytime and if you want to cook a pretend meal and invite everyone we'll be there. whose your favorite mayberry character? welcome keith= it's great to have you on the porch. what state are you from? i'm from illinois which we call the middle porch.pleasant dreams to one and all. the sandman-tee-hee. pipeman

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18763: Pipeman, I'm not so frozen anymore but we finally got some snow and there's more expected for this weekend, so I might get snowed-in anyway!
Sad about Captain Kangaroo. I had a stuffed rabbit(toy) when I was little that reminded me of Bunny Rabbit on Captain Kangaroo, and I kind of modelled his personality as being like Bunny Rabbit. I called him Bun-Bun. I wonder if he's still over at my parents somewhere. I know my Mom threw a bunch of our stuffed animals out a long time ago because they got all mildewed(she says anyway!) ;) But maybe I should check anyway. He might have been one of them that made it. My daughter might like to have him, even though as I recall the last time I saw him his "fur" was almost all rubbed off(due to excessive playing time. Hey, I had a big imagination and Bun-Bun had a lot of adventures1:)). I think he was probably the only stuffed bunny rabbit I've ever seen with male-pattern baldness!
-Sterling Holobyte

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18764: I reckon Irishter is probably the first one on the porch this morning since it's only 2.00 in the morning in Mayberry. Thanks for all the welcomes. My family and I are from Huntsville and have lived here in County Kildare for nine years as of tomorrow (the 25th). Will stop in on the proch every now and again to see how things are going. We watch tapes of the show almost daily. We have everything on tape except the last special which was done in November. BTW, I am a missionary pastor of a small Baptist church.

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18765: Welcome, Irishter! Please come as often as you can. I have been sitting here on the porch nearly everyd ay for about a year and a half. I have a very busy life taking care of my family but find that even if its only a few minutes that I spend here each day, it helps me tremendously. We share each other's joy and burdens. Hmmm, a missionary to Ireland....sounds like a blessing. My family and I attend a small Baptist church here in South Texas.

Sterling, you have such wonderful wit! A rabbit with male pattern baldness! Too funny. Reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit. Have you read that one to your daughter? According to the book, having all your hair loved off is what makes you "real". Hope you find Bun-Bun (or maybe the fairy turned him into a real rabbit, like in the story!).

I took my son to see Cheaper By The Dozen tonight. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Sweet movie with a good message about family. It's not extremely funny but very enjoyable and makes you feel good, I think, and kind of appreciate the family you have. No bad language or harsh sexual humor (none that I recall, anyway). I give it 3 stars ***.

I think I will try to go back to bed. My 2 yr old woke me at 3:30 and I can't go back to sleep!

Irishter, please allow us to pray for your ministry in Ireland. Feel free to let us know of any special needs we might be able to pray for.

Bye for now!

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18766: Thanks again. For those of you are interested in our work you can find a website under construction at www.Christ4Kildare.org . You can also find an e-mail address there if you would like to receive our ministry update. If you e-mail pur something in the header so I can know the source of the e-mail, like "Front Porch."

Looking forward to spending time here when I can. I have often said if I could go anyplace on the telly it would be Andy's front porch on a Saturday afternoon.


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18767: irishter= you'll be in our prayers. huntsville has really changed the last couple of years. i have a son and daughter there and 3 elfs oh thats grandkids.breakfast- homade gravy, pancakes, omlets, krispy kreme donuts, ham, sausage, plenty of bacon. hash browns the way you like them.fresh fruit, homemade biscuts, freshly chruned butter. coffee, milk, tea, goats milk, buttermilk,capachino.steaks and baked potatoes. hope that ties everyone over till lunch. pipeman

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18768: Cappuccino in Mayberry? Seems like Huntsville is not the only town that has changed :).

Man, I'm stuffed after that breakfast!

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18769: What a joy it is to come here after a long night shift, and spend a few minutes on the porch with good friends. Irishter, what a lovely place to end up in as a missionary. I have a smidge of Irish blood, and have always wanted to visit the old sod. My son and his wife were there on 9/11, and were so impressed with the kindness and sensitivity shown them by the Irish people. Several even offered to put them up in their homes if they had trouble getting a flight back to the states. These were strangers, people they met in a very casual way, but they were treated like family. As for wanting to go to Andy's front porch, I think I'd rather make that on a Sunday afternoon, because then we'd have just finished one of Aunt Bee's Sunday dinners.

Farrah, you stick around, honey. We need you young'uns to keep us on our toes. Keith, you come on back, too. No fair just passin' through!

I'm watching 13 doves, 5 rather pudgy squirrels, a flicker and countless sparrows right now, just chowing down on the peanuts and seeds I put out when I got home. It's like watching a circus, and I never get tired of it.

Boo, I'm not surprised that Sean put those tapes away for you. Folks, that is one sweet little boy. Baby Girl is a charmer, cute as a button, and Sean is the best big brother ever.

Well, gotta get some sleep, because I have to go back tonight and work another shift. I tell you, this business of making a living seriously interferes with my life! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18770: Hey Romeena,
I meant to type Sunday afternoon, don't know how Saturday came outand didn't see a way to edit.


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18771: Just Irishter again - it's too bad that kind post 9/11 spirit did not last. The general public is very opposed to the current US action. We have been here long enough that our friends don't really see us as Americans anymore. Did anybody on the porch get hit by the big winter storm over there last week?

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18772: Good morning folks,

Irishter, a belated welcome to the porch. Yes, we did get hit by the storm on Thursday and Friday. I'm afraid I have to respectfully and in the sense of friendly discourse disagree with your assessment of the war in Iraq but new Gallop and AP polls both show Americans support the war by 65% and 67% respectively. Also, polls in Iraq show that Iraq's support the troops with a solid 75%. However, they understandably want to take control of their country as soon as they can. I think the only place you'll a majority of people opposed to the war is the left wing of the Democratic Party and of clowns like Michael Moore who opposes anything short of full scale socialism.

Mt brother is dropping of the "new" Costner movie "Open Range" tonight. I just can't wait.


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18773: That should have been Iraqi's not Iraq's and my not Mt.


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18774: Welcome Irishter - glad you can stop in and visit - Mayberry is a big place. . .
My niece will be going to England this summer as a part of a mission group from kentucky Christian College - I am quite excited for her!

Everyone have a beautiful day - don't right know what we are doing . . .but it is pretty outside and not very cold. (At least not 9 degrees).


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18775: to auh2o - my previous note was in regards to the Irish people - who showed such great compassion in the days following 9/11 but quickly changed. Sorry I wasn't more clear, my note was regarding a previous post. I reckon I shoulda been a bit clearer.


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18776: Irishter, no need to apologize I should have perused up the posts a bit further than to run off at the mouth, err keyboard , like that. As for the storm you inquired about at 9:30 last night I was on our roof shoveling out the satellite dish it was covered over with snow for the third time this winter.


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18777: Since everbody knows I am on the Irish side of the porch, how about a few other locations? Where else does the proch reach?

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18778: Since everbody knows I am on the Irish side of the porch, how about a few other locations? Where else does the porch reach?


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18779: Irishter, I live in the state where a tax hasn't been rejected since that spat with the British; New York.


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18780: Sunny South Florida here Irishter! ~ Mrs. Wiley

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18781: capicanio coffee malcom dropped by didn't you know? you know how proper he likes things, cheerio.irishter= i'm from central illinois. you'll find the porch scattered from sea to sea, and pole to pole, but you won't find a better group of folks anywhere, as auh20 says we disagree from time to time but we love each other as brothers and sisters. auh20= tell your brother we have to very active western sites going 1. western message board and one the rifleman and when you scroll down the left side there is a welcome to north fork- home of the tv western he might want to surf if he's into westerns a few younger folks have come aboard since kevin costner is making westerns. hope you all had enough to eat this morning you all come back. pipeman

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18782: Thanks to all for your 10-20's. Just watched an episode of Monk on the Irish television network. Not a half bad show for 2004.


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18784: Well we know it wouldn't be a septic tank for his mom and dad, as he already got them one. For their anniversary I believe it was. LOL

Irishter, I have a few copies of The Andy Griffith Show-Back to Mayberry left. I made several copies for the folks here on the porch. Is there an address I could mail it to you at? It was very touching and definately worth a look. I'll warn ya though, have a box of Kleenex on hand when you view it. It's a tear jerker. My hubbies ancestors were from County Wexford. Do you know where that is? I am from Indiana. Just about half an hour south west of Indianapolis.

I thought of Velveteen Rabbit too when Sterling was describing his Bun Bun. Sterling, I wonder if your ma could have put him in a warm oven to kill the mildew, if he truly did have it. Then she could say she had "a bun in the oven." Hahaha
I just kill myself. LOL

Gotta go and rustle up some grub. Kyle is at my brother's in Ohio and it's kinda lonesome here without him.

Later on friends,
fun girl

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18785: Fun girl - You can find our address at the website above - www.Christ4Kildare.org - a friend was supposed to tape it for us, but have not heard back - I will be happy to sedn you a cheque for your expense.

We have a supporting church in Indianapolis and Wexford is just a short drive from here - VERY pretty coastline.


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18786: Lol, fun girl! Yeah, or if you wanted to get technical she could say she had a "bun-bun in the oven." :)

Oh BTW Irishter, I'm in the central Wisconsin section of the porch.
Everyone have a good day!
-Sterling Holobyte

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18787: Hi Porchsters, hi Irishster, the porch sure is BIG these days. MY! I am in Arizona! We have had 3 days of on and off rain and it is just wonderful and so refreshing!
I can picture Irishster's church like the Little Brown Church in the Vale..
Sterling, you may want to take your rabbit to the Road Show some time.
I sure loved Capt Kangaroo too. He was always gentle and kind. Mr Green Jeans too.
I'm frying up cut sausage and cottage fries for tonight. Sorry, no more pecan pie, but still have plenty of ice cream! Maybe a few fresh squeezins too.
Boo, prayers for you and your son, for Charlotte's husband, for fun girl and all others on the porch.
pipeman get that brown truck to PIR!
Ya all get to preaching somewhere tomorrow and
Have a good weekend.
My bestto you and yours,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18788: Irishter, The Plum and I are from Texas, and I too, am a Baptist. The Plum, in case you haven't figured it out, is actually Sugarplum, my little Maltese furkid. (No, not a maltese cat, she's of the canine persuasion, but we don't use the d-word here on the porch.) My daughter-in-law's mother is of Irish extraction - I believe her name was Marrinan. When my kids were in Ireland in 2001, they were accompanied by her parents, and looked up some old family ties, I believe. They spent a lot of time in the Galway Bay area. My DIL is great to "journal" trips like that, and send them back in emails. I saved them, and I have pictures, too. Just lovely.

It's a gray, drizzly, chilly day and I'm sitting here waiting for the phone to ring, hoping I won't have to go to work tonight. A very good night to just tuck in and rest, then get up early for church in the morning. If I have to work tonight, I won't get to go to church, because it's very embarrassing to fall soundly asleep in church, and that's just what would happen.

Sterling, I love your Bun-Bun story, and I want you to know I admire a man who is not afraid to tell the world he once had a well-loved stuffed rabbit named Bun-Bun. That speaks of a solid sense of self, and a kind and well-adjusted personality.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18789: romeena= if you fall asleep in chruch just tell the pastor that the sermon was so inspiring that you went into deep meditation and prayer.maybe you should be outside the chruch first and ask the lord for forgivin if you only use it once maybe it will work. tee-hee.hey to sterling,fun girl. mdc= take a lot of figuring to get the browm truck high enough and land in ireland.pipeman

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18790: Thanks for the prayers. I know I can always count on you people for prayers. Things are better today. I can't believe how many posts since I was here on Thurs! Welcome all newcomers! Please sit a spell. Watched a lot of TAGS reruns on tape last night--saw the one when Gomer went to the Marines, when Ernest T. graduated from Miss Crump's school, the one where Gomer sang Santa Lucia (sp?) and the one when the boys all went camping and Barney & Gomer got lost. Made for a pleasant evening! Good luck to you and yers!
Charlotte Tucker

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18791: Amen! Sterling is obviously secure in his manhood! heehee.

I remember the days of falling asleep in church after working all night, Ro. No fun and people laugh at ya.

I am from Corpus Christi, Texas, Irishter. Born here and raised here (and stayed here. I have never been to Ireland and I'm not much Irish but both of my children have Irish names for some reason (Sean and Erin). I think I will go check out your website Irishter. Hey, lets all meet at Aunt Bee's for Sunday lunch tomorrow. I think she's making fried chicken. Then after lunch we can go down to the drugstore for some ice cream.


January 24, 2004 - Msg 18792: Hey All!..hello irishter,mary,pipeman,Boo,Ro,Plum,possum,hazel,fg,HM,MDC,ky girl,moonshiner,and all else on the porch!,back here at the work 20 [power comp]till 6 am ,keeping all the southern peoples power on,..not to bad 2 of us here in the control center,two 77 in TV"s and internet full kitchen and weight room so I think i will survive..look yall got any left overs from supper?..I've been at a basketball game , hungry now, signed: Spot the" power company" dog of the porch

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18793: spot check out the bullitin board. under who really captured saddam. gerry has a picture of saddam in the back of barney.s squad car. neat and downloadable.just heard heard on the news where our troops families especially guards are buying flak jackets and other items the pentagon said there is a shortage, out of their own pockets, non reembusable.for iraq use. pipeman

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18794: hello to everyone on the porch!I haven't had time to stop by the last few days,so,welcome to all the newcomers,.Irishter I'm in west virginia,but,originally from ky,so i go by ky girl.Hey,I'm all for going to Aunt Beas for sunday dinner.I hear she makes the best fried chicken ever.No,pipeman,as I know of ky moonshiner and I don't know each other,except I can tell you my grandfather used to have a moonshine still ,I've heard many interesting stories about it.And ky moonshiner might have heard a few too,HaHa.Well,gotta go,My prayers to all my friends on the porch.Ky girl

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18795: checked out the bullitin board pipeman! printed it out [very funny] ..ysll in the mood for a snack?..gona fry up some sausage and put it in a bowl with a box of velveta cheese and pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and BOOM..a great dip!.got chips and salsa also.sweet tea..good movie coming on [old but good] Aitport 1975..grab ya a rocker on the porch and some dip and here we go![raining here]..signed: Spot the "dip making" dog of the great mayberry porch

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18796: hey,homemaker ,I just read the archives,I do know where Willard is,I've been in that area,thats not too far from where I'm from,boy they were right,if it is going to snow,you don't want to be back in there and try to grt out!I was raised up in a little holler similar to that,and if it snowed,forget school or anything else!We missed 2 months one time because of the weather.Yea,I've heard of some of the backroads you mentioned,I've heard my relatives talk about them.I think I've even been on a few,it's been awhile since I've been down there.Take Care.ky girl

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18797: spot,you are a creative cook!ky girl

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18798: Thanks ky girl..ya all know some of the top cooks in the world are dog"s [ha ha]..I have tow large smokers and love to use them. ribs and bbq are what i love to cook most..at my farm we have lots of bbq"s and 4-wheeler rides and horse shoe pitching and dart throwing!raised a country bumpkin thought i would just stay one [ha ha]remember as a youngin we had a Wallys filling station just down the dirt road [was called carters] and we as kids would hang out there..we back to my movie and dip here at work..signed: SPOT the"country dog" of the southern end of the porch!

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18799: Howdy to the Porch! Welcome to all the newcomers & a big hey to all the oldies. I haven't been here in a month of Sundays & the only thing I have to say for myself is "Dirty Me, Dirty Me, I'm disgusted with myself!" I have been so busy with the new job & the old job 400 miles away, sick puppies~my 16 year old Boston, Blarney gave me a big scare a couple of weeks ago, I thought I had lost her, seizures, not eating, & I was a basket case. Took her to the vet & he promptly informed me she's no spring chicken anymore but not in those words, my only answer was "I know she is 16, but fix her!" I know the time is closer now than it ever was, but that don't make it any easier. She is doing much better, eating like her old self & no more seizures. Thank goodness! I also have been working on a website for our shop The Pet Stop & we are expanding the business as well. So I don't mean to be gone so long, just hardly have time to sleep anymore. Irishter I am not Irish, but I married a first generation Irish/American & have learned alot about the Irish, have to, we have a son that is really interested in his heritage, so we keep up with the Irish traditions (on his daddy's side) & the Native American traditions (on his mama's side) I have alot of Cherokee in me. Anyways, now that I have run my mouth & messed up Hazel's fine sweeping job, I'll sign off & hit the bed for the night. Hugs & prayers to everyone!

January 24, 2004 - Msg 18800: Almost forgot, I am from the Southwest Virginia end of the porch, in Bristol, right on the VA/TN state line.

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18801: Just read the last bunch of archives & Congrats Asa on bringing Barney into your life!! How exciting! I'm with Ro on the trick to nipping the howling in the bud~put him in the bed with you! We got me, the other half, a Boston & a Chihuahua in the bed most nights, sometimes we got 2 Dachshunds & a Boxer in the mix as well. We look like the Darlings did in that ep where Barney & Andy spent the night with them I think it was "Mountain Wedding" anyways, is your new baby a Dachshund? And for the answer on Joe Gibbs returning~~YEEHAW!!! my sister & I are so excited that Snyder finally used his head along with his money!I have been saying for a while now we needed him back & Spurrier needs to go back to the college teams! My mother is saying IthinkI'veheardenoughaboutthemRedskins! teehee

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18802: Good morning porch, breakfast will be ready at 6 or 6:15, country ham [center slices],smoke link sausages,homade bisquits,fried cubes potatoes,eggs all ways,flapjacks,grits w/chese,milk gravy,red eye gravy,sliced canalope, coffee,sweet milk,OJ,grape jam,apple butter,salt,fresh ground black pepper,seasoned salt,knives and forks [plastic,dont have to wash] heavy duty paper plates [dont have to wash] and a tear from the roll of paper towels. see ya at the table! sogned SPOT the "rise and shine yall" dog of the porch!

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18803: Good Sabbath to you all Porchpals! Thanks for the fine eats spot, your job sounds very important down there at the power plant. That must be where you come up with such good cookin' ideas. Good to see ya Mavis, been wondering where you've been! See y'all at Preachin'.

~ Mrs. Wiley

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18804: mavis= so great to hear from you, your a site for sore eyes.a great site.ky girl= been awhile glad your back amoungst us. mrs wiley= hope you have a great day. all the rest of the porch may the good lord smil;e on you and yours. spot= if you were on the middle porch you would be dispensing power so fast you wouldn't have time to bbq for us- b-r-r. pipeman

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18805: here is an idea= they're still arguing over what type of government to set up in iraq. simple; mayberry coalition government. what do you all thunk? pipeman

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18806: Good Sabbath porch, I've been away from here for a long time, how is everyone? Asa glad to hear of your new addition to the family. Say Asa I tried to get into the Gossip club and I can get there, is something wrong? Boy oh boy are we getting sleet this morning it started at 8:15am Illinois time. I wont be going to church today and maybe not to work tomorrow. It seems we have some new people here at the porch since I've been by. Hello to all. I need to read these posting to see what the latest news is, boy am I going to be busy. LOL Say pipeman I'm with you , that sounds like a great ideal, Mayberry, mayberry. Later all.


January 25, 2004 - Msg 18807: Good afternoon from the Irish side of the Porch - when you all get out of church there is a big pot of Irish stew ready for you with brown soda bread. For desert we have hot scones fresh out of the oven and a perfect cuppa tea to warm you up!


January 25, 2004 - Msg 18808: welcome again keith& farrah= hope your both are doing great and will stop by regularly. ellen brown= i'm from lincoln, goober from chicago, where are you at? we haven't seen the sleet and snow in lincoln yet but they say it's a coming. how about a mayberry coalition government in iraq. i think if they set it up they would trip over(WMD) welcome mayberry dinners. they would sit on their porch, say this foreign policy gig ain't so tuff. tee-hee. pipeman

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18809: What we really need here is a midnight summit meeting at the Taylor's with Aunt Bea helping to "raid the icebox." That'd solve the problems in Iraq, Northern Ireland, and Palestine. Aunt Bea's potato salad, cold fried chicken, and the store bought pickles in her fridge worked for the US and the Soviets, why not now?


January 25, 2004 - Msg 18810: I agree, Irishter. (Welcome to the porch, by the way). There's nothing like a warm cozy kitchen and some good 'ol home cooked food.
- Hazel

Mr: Clifford: "My congratulations to whoever steered us here - to a quiet, informal meeting in a homey kitchen with a charming, charming hostess."

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18811: Something else we could use is a simple, slow Sunday afternoon with a broken down car and Wally's Gas Station (or Goober's) REALLY closed on Sunday. When will this world learn that it CAN wait till tomorrow morning?
-Irishter, waxing philosopical on the porch while we're waiting on dinner

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18812: irishster= be right over- food sounds great. as they say it's just a hop and skip to your place. after that i think i'll go to get some ice cream and over to thelma lou's to watch tv. hazel= i couldn't agree more. asa= have you found barney a thelma lou and a juanita yet? tee-hee. spot how's the outlook for power and supper? sterling= are you enjoying this weather? goober= where is you? pipeman

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18813: Hi Porch, I just talked to some missionaries today whojust returned from iraq. They say 80% or better are glad we're there and really want the help. These are good people, so i believe what they're saying. They are very open to a bit of a Christian view and all the help of the missionaries. (they spoke at service today) As for the rest of em, another good lesson from TAGS would be like taking the spoiled kid to the "good old-fashioned" woodshed! (heehee)
A beautiful sunday afternoon here caring for my mom.
Fried chicken sounds great!

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18814: hey gang.MDC, Irishter the stew was good!what is brown soda bread?..cold here too pipeman, expecting ice , here all night at the power company,hope the lines dont get iced over and break..whew.we serve 180 thousand + consumers and the dog[me]and my partner are in charge till morning .with ice on the way im gona go ahead and get me 4 crews in here to stand by just in case..let me get on the phone.i will whip us up something for a snack in just a bit . hey ellen,mrs wiley,signed: SPOT the"got to get crews in for the ice storm" dog of the mayberry power company

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18815: Spot, are you a GA Power man? You stay indoors now, ya hear? ~ Mrs. Wiley

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18816: spot= how many cans of de-icer you recon you'll need to keep the lines open? now we have 2 rovers on mars. hi mrs wiley= spot said awhile back he was a supervisor for a georgia power company. thought i'd share that because i imagine he'll be busy tonight. from louisville , ky to canada. snow and ice here. pipeman

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18817: evening to everyone, been nasty here on this end of the porch (western N.C.). snowed this morning then turned to sleet and freezing rain and suppose to do it thru tommorrow evening ,its already pretty nasty outside ,hate to see what its like in the AM . Spot and Irishter, you guys are causing me to gain weight just reading about all the good food you guys are dishing up
mayberry deputy

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18818: Hey guys, and Welcome back Mavis!! I'm gonna be in your neck of the woods the first weekend in Feb, gonna go to TN for the weekend. It's nasty on my porch too, been raining and sleeting and snowing and everything else in between. Mayberry Deputy, what part of Western NC are you in? Thats where I live also.Everything is covered in ice, the roads and solid ice and I get to get out in that mess at 5:30 in the morning. Gonna get pretty rough. Ya'll take care, and stay warm love ya's all--Salty Dog

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18819: hey mayberry deputy!..mrs wiley I work for Cobb EMC.we serve 5 countys in this area.I worked as a journeyman lineman running a crew for 18 years then they wanted some cross over training[and the money was not bad] ,so here I am a sup. in the control center.and pipeman recon they need any de-icer on mars? may be that the rover is froze up...hum..signed: Spot the"hoping bad weather dont hit" power [and semi-cook]dog of your porch

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18820: You will be envious to know that it was a sunny 70 degrees here in South Texas today! I wore shorts and a t shirt most of the day. Hope all of you stay safe in all that sleet and ice.

It was a pretty calm day (except for the usual rush while getting everyone ready for church). Hope you all had a good Sunday.

Just wanted to stop in and say "hello". Better go spend some time with the family. Good evening!


January 25, 2004 - Msg 18821: well,we are getting the snow part of the winter storm right now here in west virginia,but,they say the sleet and the ice are next.I ran to the store this afternoon to stock up on necessities,so we can all still eat during this cold snap,.There is a pot of hot coffee on,so you all stop by,ok?ky girl

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18822: Pipeman I am from So. Illinois. Just across the bridge from Vinennes, In. We got all that rain, ice, sleet mix and now we are getting the snow.


January 25, 2004 - Msg 18823: Hey, folks! It was warm and sunny here today. Y'all stay safe, and remember: spring is just around the corner!


January 25, 2004 - Msg 18824: Hello to all on the porch! I have been peekin' through the rails on the porch for a while and figured it was time to show myself!
I post over at the other Mayberry Street sites and thought I'd finally post over here too.

A little about myself...I am a 34 yo stay at home mom to a darling 3 yo daughter - Evangelene Rose (nickname Evie - rhymes with Chevy). My hubby and I will celebrate our 13th anniversary on Ground Hogs Day. He is a 3rd yr Lineman Apprentice with the local utility. We live in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks.

My favorite episode is A Date For Gomer. My nickname comes from the episode, A Wife for Andy.

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 25, 2004 - Msg 18825: HEY ANDYS FAVORITE DISH!..I"ve been with the local power company for 22 years now .tell yer hubby hello..was a journeyman lineman for 18 yrs then they wanted to stick me behind this comp. to teach and run this control center..look yall im gona cook us a midnight snack , sliced [thin] deer summer sausage,cooked in a white sauce with a few onions and salt and pepper simmer for a bit and pour over toast..umm good..will be ready in a short time ..and by the way AFD im in ga. signed: SPOT the "talking dog of goobers" on this here porch!!

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18826: Hey to Spot "the hollow legged always eatin' dog of the porch"! I'll pass on the midnite snack - It's not good to eat right before going to bed and that's where I'm headed. But thanks anyway!

My hubby worked as a line clearance tree trimmer for 18 years (10 yrs contractor/8 yrs with the utility) before the utility phased out his dept and the 5 remaining journeyman trimmers had to move over into the line dept as apprentices. He is liking it pretty well - lots of things to learn but it will certainly pay off in the end.

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18827: Well AFD I did my share of tree cutting years ago myself before the line crew..ice did not hit down this far on the southern end of the porch tonight [whew]..well gona snack and find a movie till 6am then home till thu. at 6 am.[I work rotating odd shifts] and I love it , rotate every month..hey to possum and HM,and fg,and pipeman,sterling,county nurse,asa,[and my dog buddy barney].and everybody else.well will check back in a bit..signed: SPOT the"made a new friend with AFD whose hubby works for the power company too" talking and cooking dog of our porch!

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18828: Mmmmmmm..... sausage. I love it, but it lays on my chest. Welcome, Andy's Favorite Dish! Your favorite episode happens to be MY favorite episode.

"I am a lineman for the countyyyy........"


January 26, 2004 - Msg 18829: Why I'm not teal at all. Not AT ALL!


January 26, 2004 - Msg 18830: Well no wonder. Teal isn't a size. Dirty me, dirty me.....


January 26, 2004 - Msg 18831: Cold mornin' from the Irish side of the porch. A full Irish fry is on the menu for those who want it, cuppa tea, eggs, rashers (thick bacon), grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, beans (like pork-n-beans without the pork), black and white pudding (you probably don't want to ask), and toast. Give it a go!

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18832: Des are you making fun of us power company company people?..[ha ha]..I'll cut yer lights off!and dont worry about the sausage laying on yer chest"You"ll work it off!!..just leave it to mr fix it..[you remember the episode?}..signed: Spot the "power company dog watching TV" dog of this here porch..ruff,ruff