January 26, 2004 - Msg 18833: OK Irishster, gona be a interesting breakfast [rashers?]..and [OK]why the name black and white pudding...signed: Spot the "want to know" dog of the porch

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18834: good to see you on the porch, we,ve talked on the board some. you'll find both sites are full of great folks and both provide a lot of fun but doesn't duplicate each other. only in mayberry. tee-hee.mayberry deputy= if your like me and all this fine food was real i'd be like otis they can't find a uniform to fit. boo&des= if you could spare the rest of the porch a few of those extra degrees we'd appreciate it. des i liked that song to, let's dedicate it to mayberry lineman everywhere. ellen brown= looks like we have the state fairly well covered. i got to go to danville on feb 3. salty dog= you be carefull if your outside we sure need you on the porch. mrs wiley= when is your surgery? your in everyones prayers. ky girl= this is about as wide spread a storm as i can remember in a long time. SPOT= mars rover needs wd-40, liquid wrench, duck tape and a hammer. what part of the duck does duck tape come from? oh, it's duct tape. tee-hee.that deer sausage must have laid heavy on the brain, i hear it will do that after your 6th helping. well at least you have a big city newspaper to read now with my post. prayers you all that are going out in this, be safe. pipeman

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18835: top of previous message was for andy's favorite dish. pipeman

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18836: good morning gang..lets all meet and eat out at cracker barrell for breakfast!...yall know one kinda in a central location?..im buying!..they got good food...signed: SPOT the "gona meet porch people and eat out" dog of the mayberry porch! ruff ruff

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18837: Can't get ya'll interested the the breakfast I offered on the previous page? It GREAT. I forgot the Irish sausages as well. Pudding is, well, kinda like a sausage, packed in the original packaging (intestine walls) and is made of spices, fat, and barley (white pudding) and pig's blood (black pudding). Since we are on a new page let me go through the menu again. Hot tea, eggs, sausage, black and white pudding, rashers (a real think bacon), fried mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, bean (like from a can of pork-n-beans), and toast. We can go to Cracker Barrel for a Uncle Hershel's (do the still do that?)

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18838: (whoops hit "post" too early)...tomorrow. Give it a chance, loads of grease and fatty foods on this breakfast. I can put the coffee pot on for those who don't like tea and Mrs Irishter made a batch of good southern biscuits yesterday that you can use to sop up the grease.
Enjoying the porch!

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18839: morning everyone ,icy here this AM suppose to be sleet and freezing rain all day ,Spot the weather guy says its going to be doing this down thru Ga. so you might have your work cut out for you keeping the Ga. folks power on. Pipeman your right about trying to find a uniform that fits, mine is already snug.
mayberry deputy

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18840: Irishter, to quote our dear Asa: "I believe I'll let breakfast pass on by." I'll take a cup of that good coffee though! I'm leaving for the big city today for surgery tomorrow pipeman. I just know with all the prayers that happen here, this will be a piece of cake. (no spot, we aren't eating cake) You folks are the BEST darn cyber-family neighbors a gal could have! I'll catch you all on the other side next week or so.

Love ya all,
~ Mrs. Wiley

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18841: Mornin' Y'all. Well the southern end of the porch got an ice storm early this morning.Trees and streets are all iced up.Trees look so pretty-streets I will deal with later when I drive 12 miles to work.Just hope the power doesn't go out.Spot,you might have to cross state lines and come over here to S.C. to make sure the power at my rock stays on!
Prayers for you today Mrs. Wiley-hope all goes well.
Well,guess I'd best get a move on.Gotta strike out early on these ole' country roads.Everybody stay safe & warm! Love to all!
possum under a rock

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18842: Morning, possum and Mrs. Wiley. When I think Possum, I always think PopTarts. Saw the ep about Ernest T. in school and the pointy stick the other night. None of them eps ever grow old! Hope everyone has a great day.You people in the slick zone, be careful out there!
Charlotte Tucker

"I might be a little mean, but I make up for it by bein' real healthy."

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18843: spot= if your buying breakfast at the cracker barrel, you chooose where and we'll slid on over. irishter= sounds like these folks are getting spoiled, i'll drop by and have lunch with you. charlotte tucker good morning hope you have a special day. mrs wiley your chair will be polished every day your out. possum= you be carefull in the roads. we need our special possum. well gonna lite the briar and slid over to cracker barrel, hope to see andys favorite dish there. pipeman

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18844: Hey, b/w epps start today on TVLand!! HOORAY! ~ Mrs. Wiley

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18845: Thanks for the welcome Dež ("I am a lineman for the county" is one of my favorite Glen Campbell songs), pipeman, and all - I do believe I'll head over to the Cracker Barrel with ya. Their food is some kinda good!

Prayers for Mrs. Wiley and all who need it.

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18846: Hey Y'all...here in the Windy city...it's windy. I wonder what causes that? We're supposed to get 3-5" snow tonight, or 1-3" this evening and 4-7" tomorrow...or 18' by the time the sun is up...I don't know! And it's obvious that no one else does either! :-)

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18847: We had a snow day!! Three cheers for the snow!!


January 26, 2004 - Msg 18848: By the way Irishter, I am from Indiana!

My family and I raise boer goats and I am a school teacher. Hence, the joy of having a snow day!


January 26, 2004 - Msg 18849: Hey, Mrs. Wiley, are you sure about those color eps? I sure hope so AND I hope they don't go and show them for 2 weeks and switch back to the color one again like last time.

Better get to all my chores.

Irishter, I don't think I'll try the black and white pudding, but thanks.


January 26, 2004 - Msg 18850: Oh, and friends, we continue to have the struggles with my little boy and his anxiety and stomach problems. God bless you for your prayers for him and please continue to ask God to give him peace in his little soul. Thank you all...


January 26, 2004 - Msg 18851: Got lots of snow here yesterday. Kyle spent another day with my brother as the roads were too bad to go and get him. He will be home soon.

I am sending a copy of the Back to Mayberry show to you Irisher. If I mail it to the address on the web site, will it go directly to you? I believe I also have an extra tape with the Larry King show that Andy and Don were on. I will check out the tapes and make sure to send that one if I can find it.

Brrrr...it's cold here folks. My fingers are bout to freeze off.

Hey homemaker, pipeman, Ellen Brown, and the rest who are in the midwest section of the porch... Reckon we ought to get together sometime? Just a thought.

Gonna go have a cup of warm tea.
fffffffun ggggggirl brrrrrrr

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18852: boo= prayers for you and your family, cause i know how hard it is for the patient and their family. homemaker&fun girl= we're in for 3-5 inches more.should we still cheer> just teasin. goober= how you doing? diod you know ellen brown was from southern illinois? we're well represented. i forgot to ask if she was a cubs fan. sterling= how's the ice fishing your way? irishter= don't worry about the folks not being as adventerios as we are. i'm retired military and ate a lot of good exotic foods. keep a cookinand we'll fill up. pipeman

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18853: pipeman - we had good ole fashioned beans and cornbread today - have to buy both at the health food store. There's a little left, anybody want some?


January 26, 2004 - Msg 18854: Hello all! Time fer: "You've Got A Friend". by James Taylor. Prayers for all. Here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18855: Irishter the beans and cornbread sound delicious
mayberry deputy

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18856: vaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaroom!!
Elizabeth Crowley

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18857: pipeman - save me some of those beans and cornbread! I believe I'll fry up some taters to go with 'em. YYUUMM!

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18858: Hey spot, ya better get some sleep! Glad the snow didnt break the lines. My brother is a jouneyman IBEW with APS here and worked for
Edison in CA too. He works as an emergency crew
lineman. Not a fun job. He tells me how they "become one" with the 80,000 volt lines!
Unbelievable stuff. Keep that power going. Ever try to run a dialysis machine without power? (part of my job here!) It aint easy hand crankin.
Rains are over in Phoenix. But it was nice while it lasted.
Prayers for all you snowbound folks. Keep warm fungirl.
More prayers for Boo's boy and Charlotte and for Mrs Wiley's surgery.
Welcome AFD! This is a mighty big porch. Stretches from NY to CA to Mars and Venus!
They just started 3 a day episodes on our local channel! yippee. Is it possible to OD on Mayberry?
I hope not.
Andy: (on seeing Opie's black eye)Tell me Barney, did you ever see a pudier one in all your born days?
Barn: No Andy, i aint never seen a purdier one in all my born days!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18859: Oops - I read that wrong! Irishter save me some of those beans. That's what I get for trying to do this with a 3 yr old hanging on my arm!

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18860: Oops, that was from Opie and the Bully. mdc

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18861: Thanks for the welcome MDC!
My brother in law is a dialysis tech in KS. He is currently going to school to be an RN.

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18862: Abdy's dish, forgot we had fried taters too - they're all gone though.


January 26, 2004 - Msg 18863: Look we just need to have pot luck for supper , I"ll bring the slaw..and MDC i ran a emergency crew for 11 years believe me its and adventure!tell yer brother hellow from another lineman!..hey HM,pipeman,possum,mary everything will be fine [prayer for ya]..Irishter you have fell right in here!.AFD BDjr,boo, goober,..cold here going down to 20 or so tonight with a little sleet..Im off work till thu. so if so im gona get the 4-wheeler out and play!..well go to do some pasture fence repair before dark..signed: SPOT the "fence mending " dog of mayberry porch

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18864: Now I have to figure out how to set the VCR timer for 3 times a day! Had enuf trouble setting the dern clock!
AFD, interesting! I do "reuse." Lots of blood, but no needles, cuz I'm 'fraid of needles!
I figure if homemaker can help birth goats, I can do dialysis reuse. It may help me get over the needle fear! :):)
I taught Jr High for 16 years. Wanted to get into something less hair raising! :)
My wife likes the fact that I am not correcting papers every night and weekend too!
Going to work the late shift tonight.
Forgot to mention last post that the porch stretches to IRELAND too!
Who's cooking tonight?
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18865: Greetings from the Northern End of the Porch(Michigan)!

I guess our state quarter is coming out today. Does anybody here collect them? I like looking at 'em, but I don't have a collection going.

Irishter, that black and white pudding sounds...well, it sounds...awful! I was kind of hoping for something with chocolate in it! Oh, by the way, my folks hailed from County Cork. As I understand it, my grandmother came from a family of 18, and they had a VERY small house. (I bet is seemed even smaller when everyone was home!)

Welcome to Andy's Favorite Dish. Glad you decided to join us. Oh, and who was it said they were peaking at the porch and decided to join us? Since this here page is swept I forget your name, but Welcome anyway!

Mrs. Wiley, you will be in my prayers tomorrow, as are Boo's son, and Charlotte, and all else who needs them.

Elizabeth Crowley, don't just go racing through here like that! Y'all stop and say hi or something!

Goober, I feel your pain on the weather forecastin' prowess of our local weather people. They do the same thing here in Michigan. It's going to snow, and then rain, and then sleet, and then snow some more and we will get 12' of snow, or 6' or 1-2" of the white stuff. So go to the store and buy all their batteries, snow blowers, generators, flashlights, bread, water, milk, toilet paper, (you wouldn't want to run out of that!) and then the "storm" comes, and we are told it just went north of us, or south of us, or disappeared! They get everyone in a panic, all for nothing. It IS January, it IS Michigan, and guess what?...SNOW HAPPENS! Enough with the scare the public to death news casts! (whoa! where did that come from!) LOL

Well, I guess I will go rustle up some grub! I think it is leftovers for me, but if anyone wants some Chicken and penne pasta with broccoli in a white sauce, I have plenty!

Live, from the snowy, hunkered down, find me a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and a good TAGS episode to watch, northern end of the porch!
Mary Wiggins

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18866: Wasnt Elizabeth Crowley the speeder thru mayberry?
Looks like she sped thru here too.
Mary, Keep warm, and if the heater goes, CALL THE MAN! :)

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18867: mary wiggins= that's a good one on the weather and accurate, the first time you ignore them then phooy your up to your neck. irishster== isn't it strange when your in another country how you things you get easy are either unfindable or in a specialty store.mary wiggins= forgot if the tv acts up we'll send emmett over to fix it. brisco darling= you sure play purty. elizabeth crowley= stop and check us folks out, let us know what's going on in your world. andys favorite dish= are you cookin supper tommorow night? i hear the ladies are on strike and we're fending for ourselves, what a disaster.ha. remember that episode? pipeman gonna lite the briar and my specially mixed tennessee blend. pipeman

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18868: just saw where aunt bea will be in a movie. bend of the river. feb 5 amc channel at 7pm. pipeman

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18869: Wow, I never saw Aunt Bee in anything except TAGS. Please try and remind us about the movie on feb 5, pipeman. My life is such that my memory suffers due to the chaos! Speaking of, I know what it's like to type with a toddler hanging onto one arm, Andy's Fav Dish.

Thanks for the prayers. You all are a big bunch of sweethearts, that's for sure. I'll let ya'll know how things go at the dr's appointment.


Oh, I have been meaning to ask...you know the Braveheart movie in which Mel Gibson played William Wallace? Well, I can't remember if that all that took place in Ireland or Scottland (is that spelled with one t or two?).

What have ya'll heard about The Passion (movie produced by Mel Gibson)? Are ya'll planning to see it when it comes out? Just curious...

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18870: One- Scotland. My education was worth every penny!

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18871: Welcome to Andys Favorite Dish! I've seen you over at Ms. Crumps and the Courthouse bulletin board, so it's nice to have you over here too. Yep, I think Mrs. Wiley's right. I just checked over at the TV Land site, and the B & W's are starting again. But, funny thing is, they are starting at about episode 64. What's up with that?
- Hazel

January 26, 2004 - Msg 18872: Oh no! I think that's what they did last time and they only showed the black and white eps for a little while. Man! I wonder who it is over in TV Land who is so hung up on the color eps?!


January 26, 2004 - Msg 18873: I'm gonna start a moulage if those color eps are back on in a week!


January 27, 2004 - Msg 18874: Here I am sittin' on the porch in the cold and hoping someone else will join me. I have my blanket and hot chocolate and will share. Its supposed to be in the 30's tonight here in South Texas and that is mighty cold to us. I am going to pull out the big quilt for the bed tonight. Wish you folks in the East could have been down this way today. It was absolute perfection. Sunny with clear blue skies and just a little nip in the air! I love this time of year. Made chili today, too. Do any of you ever make chili with ground turkey? I had some today and it was really good. I couldn't tell the difference between the turkey and ground sirloin.

OK, I have rattled on enough. I would sure love to go to bed but Baby Girl took a late nap and is MORE than wide awake. She is naked, watching Tarzan. Toddlers are in a world all their own.

Good night, good rest, and God's blessings for tomorrow!


January 27, 2004 - Msg 18875: The cool, clear night calms my mind
and wraps me in its peace.
The stars that pierce the velvet sky
put my mind at ease.

God is real and all is well,
He holds the worlds in place.
I close my eyes and can almost feel
His hand upon my face.

His glory fills the universe as far as I can see,
and yet I know He takes the time
to be right here with me.

"My peace I give to you....."--Jesus

This has been a bedtime poem written especially for you by your friend Boo.

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18876: Thanks for the welcome Hazel, Mary Wiggins, and everyone.

OK pipeman, I'll make the eatin's tonite. It's my hubby and his twin brother's 38th birthday so I'm makin' sirloin steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, a nice big salad, crescent rolls, and for dessert - angel food cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting (my hubby's choice on that). I'll make plenty for all!

Boo - I've heard a little about The Passion/Mel Gibson, seems like it's getting a bad rap from some who think it's anti-Semitic. I think it will be a heart-wrenching thing to see (for those who don't know what it's about - it's about the last 12 hours of Jesus' life). If it comes to my town I will probably go see it.
Thanks for the poem too. Nice, real nice.
Prayers for you and your family as well.

MW - I only collect one of each new state quarter for my daughters piggy bank and that's it.
And I hope you saved me some of the Chicken/Penne/Broccoli/White Sauce - that's sounds gooood - my hubby doesn't care much for pasta so I'll take it whenever I can get it!!

Tonite was the first time I saw the epilog on Opie's Rival. Loved it! "Get on home, Opie, Opie! Get on home and shut your mouth!"

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18877: Just a quick note for Boo - Braveheart took place in Scotland, but is was filmed in Ireland! Most of the filming was a very short drive from where live.


January 27, 2004 - Msg 18878: Morning dears.
Go away for a few days and the old porch just fills right up. So good to see the newbies. Welcome to Andy's Favorite Dish, AKA Legalamb LOL, and to Irishter. My folks are from England but I was born here in the USA so I don't know if I would still be an Englishter or not.
Nice poem Boo. I would like to see that Mel Gibson movie too. It must be good to be getting all the loonies worked up the way it is. LOL
AFD, that dinner tonite sounds just right. May I join you all? I'll bring bread pudding.
Hope you are well and everything goes good for you today Mrs. Wiley. You are in my prayers.
After having him just over a week, our little Barney is doing very well with his potty training and is sleeping through most of the night now. He still loves to chew anything so we have to watch him. Caught him chewing on an electrical cord last night. Thought for a second he was gonna end up like that kitty cat on Christmas Vacation.
And yes Mavis, he is another Doxie, just as cute as the dickens.
Well, if I'm going to AFD'S for dinner tonite I best get ready. I like to be prepared you know.
BTW, is the proper spelling tonite or tonight? Does any one know? Does any one care? Complex issues for our porch to ponder this Tuesday. LOL


January 27, 2004 - Msg 18879: You're more than welcome to come tonite/tonight Asa - you'll just have to check your gun at the door! Feel free to bring any extras for the goodie/goody table. And Asa, maybe your Barney is wanting a Barney-ala-reciting the preamble-hairdo and he knows that chewing on the cord is the way to achieve it. Hmm...something to think about anyway.

I also hail from Irish stock. My great-grandmother's family is from the Emerald Isle but I have no clue where. We have a family tree of sorts written down, but I haven't seen it in probably 25 years.

Today would have been Howard McNear's 99th birthday.

Well everyone, "do a good day's work and Act Like Somebody!"

Andy's Favorite Dish (aka - Legalamb)

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18880:
Today is also the real Floyd the Barber's birthday. Russell Hiatt in Mount Airy is celebrating his youthful 80th birthday today! Happy Birthday to Russell Hiatt!!

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18881: That's cool about Russell. Another interesting note - the 1st Floyd the Barber (Walter Baldwin) passed away on this date in 1977.

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18882: I just found on the Chicago Tribune an article that says Russell Hiatt's BDay is tomorrow - Jan. 28, anyone know for sure? Even if it is tomorrow it's still kind of a small coincidence that they'd be so close together.

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18883: The coincidence of all that is almost unbelievable. Feels like Count Ist Van Tileky might be hovering around here somewheres.

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18884: Morning porchsters, special hey to homemaker, pipeman, Ellen Brown, and fun girl, who are here in the heartland with me enjoying a snow day today. Thanks for well wishes and prayers, pipeman and Mr. Darlin's Cuz. Prayers are always appreciated. Boo, my kids have a Benji movie that Aunt Bee is in. Nick Barkley from Big Valley is in it too. I found a tape of Andys last night that had some on it I hadn't seen for awhile--the Bill Bixby one, the Mr. Wheeler one, and the Jubal Foster one. How come we never see those on TVLand? Nonetheless, it was good to see them. Hope you're right (whoever said that) about the black and whites starting again. Asa, better keep a close eye on that little rascal! Kids are home today. Getting a lot of work done doesn't seem real feasible! Plus I have to go to the dentist today. Ugh.
Charlotte Tucker

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18885: Mornin' Dears! Hope everyone is keeping warm. The sun is out here and it promises to be a wonderful day.

Thanks, Irishter. I was pretty sure it was Scotland. The first time I saw Braveheart, the graphic fights scenes really bothered me but the story was wonderful. I wish I could live that way--to be so brave that my own life didn't matter anymore, no fear. Reminds me of a story I read once about some WWII survivors (now my history is really bad so please forgive my mistakes) I think it was about The Battle Of The Bulge or something and about these two men who were the only ones to survive out of their platoon. The story goes that they were so outnumbered and over-run with Germans soldiers that they knew they were going to die no matter what, so they decided to lose all fear and do all the damage they could do before they got hit. They ran under german tanks with grenades and did alot of damage, in the process they survived. Makes you think.

Better go tend to the little ones.
Have a great day!

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18886: Ah... the Big Valley, there was another good show.
pipeman- I just got a tape with 10 Rifleman episodes on it. It was either you, kymooshner, or spot that likes those old westerns. I also have some death Valley days, Wagon Train and Rawhide.
Boo, hope you got thru the cold ok. There was 1/4 inch ice on our AZ birdbath in the backyard this AM.
Went runnin' out in my "nightshirt" to check it out, and accidently locked myself out. My wife was laughing so hard she about woke up the whole neighborhood! :) :)
Last night on local was the ep of the campout with the kids in the woods. Anyone know that song they were singi around the campfire?
HM- hope the goats aint freezing.
AFD- there's others with toddlers here who can relate! You sure got a handful there.
MW and All you northeners, stay warm and safe!
I dont want to have to send the boys up there!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18887: "Leonard Blush, Leonard Blush, is that all you care about is Leonard Blush!" from 'Barney and his bloodhound Blue.' episode a few days ago.
Funny how Blue looks exactly like Spot, the talkin Dog! (teehee)

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18888: Ok...so I've closed the garage for today...no body doin a whole lot of drivin around here...we got ~ 4" of snow...which really isn't that bad...but people are driving like a bunch of NUTS!

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18889: midday to all you porchsters== goober= you deserve a day off. just sit and watch the vehicles slid by and phone barney(citizens arrest). mdc= i love the westerns, like i said earlier you might want to check the rifleman site out again scroll down left side and go to welcome to north fork- home of the tv western. in about two weeks we have about 200 hits. you can register a name also. elizebeth crowley= you need to stop in mayberry and drive the fellers crazy with your beauty and charm. this makes the women laugh at us , it's their third form of entertainment. someone asked about turkey chilli, star trek makes a great turkey chilli, of course on time when i tried to enlighten her to much she tried to use me instead of turkey. that didn't turn out real well. boo= loved your poem. we can always use an uplifting. andy's favorite dish= i'll probably see the passion movie, these days anything contraversitle on christain things has to be good. irish sitter= if your still awake after this book, how is the weather in ireland? spot= keep those wires tight never know when a tightrope walker may visit. hey to anyone i missed. just watched my new dvd the episodeB&W spring chicken. i laughted when barney and andy playing checkersw and andy convinced barney he wasn;t feeling fine. poor barney put an emergency call to thedoctor. pipeman

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18890: Yep Charlotte, we have a snow day here. I think the kids enjoy it much more than the parents. I think we should all pile in the brown truck and head to Cracker Barrel. The talk about blood and intestines is bout to make me sick. LOL I have an appointment with the weight doctor today. Yep, that's weight not wait ASA! Last time I was down eleven and a half pounds.

Fungi is gonna drive me cause I really hate driving in this awful weather.

Later friends...
fun girl

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18891: Another snow day!
I read Paul Harvey's review of the Mel Gibson movie - he said that you didn't watch it, you experienced it and that it was very good and not anti - Semitic. I like Paul Harvey and I believe that if it had been awful that he would have said that.
Haven't decided on supper tonite -probably Hungarian goulash - Ha Ha


January 27, 2004 - Msg 18892: Hey Y'all...I just read that it's the convicts at large ep tonight on TVLND...I LOVE THAT ONE!! My favorite Barney line "You're startin to get to me..." :-)

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18893: fun girl= waituntil you and fungi get out of doctors. then the brown truck will roll to cracker barrel. you know what they say once out of doctors sight we can go to cracker barall. tee-hee. homemaker= i perfer to call it " refridgerator delight" that gives classy name to mix all the left overs together. tee-hee. pipeman

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18894: Chilly on the Irish side of the porch - had an English dinner that Malcolm would have known about today. We have an English chef at the place I work one day a week and he made "Toad in the Hole" for dinner today.Malcom would have known - any guesses what it is?

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18895: Goob, I also love where Floyd just eats his banana oblivious to what's happening!
pipeman- will check out the TV rifleman site for sure this time. Also, that checkers epilogue is the one where Andy makes a little blooper. He does 2 moves in a row. Watch it closely. (Man, I may have WAY too much TAGS trivia in my head!)
I'll eat any kind of chili anytime! How bout jumbalaya and some of that fried cabbage?
Better than blood and intestine! (Sorry Irisster, just funnin with ya as we tend to do on this here porch.)or Cracker barrel sounds good. Hope one day we can all meet for real!
That nor-easter is in the news down here! Keep safe and warm, and all the critters too.
Glad goober closed the station.
Good to see asa again. Must be a bitter cold up your way.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18896: Not sure what that would be, Irishster, but I bet it cost a "quid and a bob, almost a guiney!"

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18897: Hey folks,

Hope everyone had already battened down the hatches on the southern end of the porch before the big storm.


January 27, 2004 - Msg 18898: Happy Birthday to Andelina, Annebelle (Mrs. Schwump), Russell Hiatt, and Howard McNair. Whew! what a great day for celebrating! Pass the hard cider.
"This ciders' gone hard!" Andy

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18899: Yeah! The black and whites start tonight!

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18900: We are watching tapes of 30 days of uncut Andy's that TBS did b4 we left the states, I think this was done in 89 or 90. Classic stuff - just watched the one about the movie company coming to Mayberry "We tried to tell 'em didn't we Andy" (Mayor Pike)


January 27, 2004 - Msg 18901: Irishster:Could toad in a hole be a sausage in a biscuit?

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18902: Sort of like a sausage McMuffin?
Are there any McDonalds over there?

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18903: Hey GANG!...look its pork roast tonight ,sweet potatoes,salad,[dressing homade],corn on the cobb[white sweet],pinto beans w/onion,sweet tea,..ready about 7 [kinda late supper tonight]..hey Irishter,HM,Boo,Ro,AFD,asa,pipeman mary,mdc,bdj,auh2o,jb,CT,.by the way was at the dollar store while ago and they had andy DVD"s [5 episodes on one disk]for 3$..YES 3$..each did not have but 2 left...needless to say i bought them both..well see yall soon! signed: SPOT the " got a good deal on the DVD" dog of this here famous porch! ruff ruff

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18904: Meatloaf and mashed taters here!
Toad in the hole (anything like a popeye?) egg in the hole of piece of bread?
Just a guess?

stay warm spot - I'll throw you an extra biscuit and a heating pad to keep your paws warm!


January 27, 2004 - Msg 18905: Spot I just gained a couple of pounds reading your menu for tonight ,gonna have to let the old sam brown out anotch or two ,sounds like you got a good buy on the DVDs hope you enjoy them and homemaker your meatloaf and mashed taters sound great as well
mayberry deputy

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18906: Pipeman and homemaker, on the Mel Gibson movie--someone sent me that Paul Harvey review too. Makes me want to go see it and take the family. Mr. Darlin's Cuz: Me, Charlotte, I like them old westerns too! Give me a Bonanza, Big Valley, Rifleman, or a John Wayne flick any Saturday afternoon and I'm at peace with the world.
Charlotte Tucker

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18907: Hey Y'all...still snowy...still cold in Chicago! Just in case anyone was afraid that spring would break out...it didn't.

On the Mel Movie (MM for short), I've got some Pastor friends who were invited to the screening with mr Gibson...these are people who's opinion I trust a GREAT deal. They've said that the way it's portrayed is so real...and so heart wrenching. One cried so much it was hard to read the words! I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Stay warm and dry!


January 27, 2004 - Msg 18908: Hi, everybody! Toad in the Hole? I have a recipe, and it's sort of a batter thing that you pour over little sausages in a baking dish and bake. The sausages poke through the baked stuff in places, and if you shake your head and blink real fast, they could look like a toad poking its head up out of a hole in the ground. The batter bakes into a bread-y, pudding-y substance, and on my list of favorites dishes I think it rates about #1,478. Maybe it's my inexperienced hand at English cooking, but I was less than impressed. Give me a chicken-fried steak anytime.

To all you male nurses and nurses-in-training out there - hooray for you!! May your tribe increase. I'd love to see more and more men in the profession. You men bring a dimension to the practice that's needed, and I hope more of you will stay at the bedside, instead of setting your sights on management and administration. For starters, more men will elevate the public's perception of nurses (not to mention the doctor's opinions). Like it or not, the public and many doctors still view female nurses as "handmaidens", but for some reason they don't see male nurses in that light. You men are taken much more seriously. A few years ago, with nearly 20 years experience under my belt, I stood at a bedside explaining some concepts to a new diabetic. At my side was a male graduate nurse, who had not yet taken his state board exams, and was just shadowing me for the day. After my little moment of teaching was over, my patient looked at him and asked, "Is that right?" I could have bopped her, and the new grad had the grace to look uncomfortable and reply, "She's the nurse, I'm still learning, but that's what I was taught, too." Grrrrr.

Well, guess I'll round up some leftovers and watch a little TV. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18909:
No work tonite, yippie! Spot, ya seen your cousin, Blue, the Floyd sniffin dog o the porch?
What was the name of the dollar store with the dvd's?
Irishster must be sleepin. Thanks Ro for the answer to the frog in the hole.
And you are right, healthcare needs lots of ANYBODY!
Have a good safe night all.
Mr D's Cuz

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18910: Oh yeah, i just got a dvd with two old John Wane movies from the 40's! Good stuff.

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18911: Better phone him, Al.
- Hazel

January 27, 2004 - Msg 18912: Howdy from way down South! What a gorgeous day we had today and should be even better tomorrow. I just wanted to brag alittle since I complain so much about the summer heat here.

Hey, I have a question for you TAGS experts: In the episode on TVLand tonight (convicts at large), isn't one of the convicts (the one with the deep voice) the same actress who plays fun girl Daphne? It looks and sounds like the same woman, just with different hair and no make-up. Just curious....

Well, we took my son to see his dr today and she was very helpful and reassuring. She said he there is nothing wrong with him, he is just having a tough time dealing with his anxiety and she gave us the name of a local child psychologist who can help him find wasys to deal with his feelings. She said therapy along with the Zoloft will help alot. She sees this kind of thing alot and says her pediatric patients on Zoloft do well, as compared to those on other of the same type drugs. She had a "pep talk" with my son and he has been doing better. She also gave me a pep talk. God bless her for being so understanding and thank you all for your prayers for Sean. I sure wish you could all meet him. I know all children are very special but he really is something. So sweet and I know God is using the difficulties he deals with to shape his character and make him into the person he should be.

I think I will go spend some time with the children. God bless each of your sweet souls. Ya'll are the cats, for sure!


"Aw....I wanted to stay and dance with Al!"

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18913: I think you're right. It was one of the fun girls in the Convicts at Large.

Been to the doctor today. I am down three more pounds. YEAH! That's a total of 14 and a half. It was close enough to 15 for me. Fungi bought me a new purse as a treat. Isn't that just so special.

Well, gonna go hit the ironing board.
Later friends,
fun girl

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18914: Look back up at Romeena's post - she got Toad in a Hole right! Malcom would be proud of you Romeena!

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18915:
That was sweet what Fungi did for you, fun girl. I guess he does know "just what CAN you do with a grown woman?" isn't that a cute line from Opie?

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18916: Drop by HelloDoll.com to see photos of the Fun Girl/Convict.


January 28, 2004 - Msg 18917: Yes Boo, the actress Jean Carson played both roles of Daphne the fun girl and Naomi the convict. You may or may not know that the Actress playing Big Maude Tyler was the same one who played Elinora Poultice who was Barney's voice teacher. I know I was shocked when I found that out. It must be the actress of the woman. LOL
Way to go Fun Girl. 15 pounds is a great accomplishment. Keep up the good work.
That must be frustrating Romeena, to be thought so little of. Whenever I go see the Dr. I always treat the nurse with upmost respect. Usually because she is so much nicer than the Dr is. So many Dr's I have ever dealt with think pretty high of themselve's, wich rubs me the wrong way right off the start. Not all of them though, there are some good ones out there.
Great news on my porch. Today the afternoon high is expected to be 34. Why is that great news you ask? I'll tell you. We have not been above freezing here since the 2nd of January. 34 is gonna feel like a heat wave. Maybe I'll slip into my shorts and lay out on the 3 feet of snow in my back yard and get a tan.
Guess I better get to work now. Hope you all have a great day, and I hope your surgery went well Mrs. Wiley.


"I'm a little hard looking in my civies!"

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18918: guess i'll have to go to closet for a light jacket. it's zero with wind chill -17 degrees on thew middle porch. top of the morning ro, auh20, jb, hazel, mayberry deputy and rest of porch. mrs wiley= our prayers are with you, let us know how you are when you can. spot= i also picked the same andy dvd at the lincoln, il store last week great b&w. asa= have you gotten barney a thelma lou and junita yet?fun girl= did you enjoy cracker barrel last night? remember imaginary meals put on invisible [pounds)congrats. charlotte tucker= you mentioned you like westerns please check my message 18889, jan 27. prayers for those without power. sterling worried about you in this weather, north carolinia hit hard. goober =take another day off, you deserve it. pipeman

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18919: What was that quote from, Asa ("I'm a little hard looking in my civies.")? I don't recognize that one. Boy it must be tought to put up with those kind of temps everyday. When it gets to 30 degrees here we all get hypothermia inside with the heater on!

Toad in the Hole just does not sound like something I would like to eat AT-TALL!

Ya'll have a great day!


January 28, 2004 - Msg 18920: I mean "tough"

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18921: Snow day - Snow Day- We got another snow day!
Tent city in the living room!

I am not thinking about the makeup days yet -
I am not going there!

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18922: Boo, since we talk pretty freely here on the porch, and I'm sure "Pastor Hobart Tucker" would agree, let's all of us pray for your son. As Mark 16 says, lay hands on him (I'm a bit pentecostal)
and we'll all agree in prayer that he will be freed of his anxiety without harsh drugs or the need of phychologists. I'm trying to think (there I go THINking again!) when I was 7 my only anxiety was how to play redlight-green light correctly.
Please, Dear Jesus, surround Sean with your holy angels. Amen
Talked to my sister in law in SC yesterday, and even they were hit by this latest storm. being from AZ, and not a "ice-driver", her neighbors sort of razzed her as she "slid" out the driveway and got about 10 feet before sliding up onto the sidewalk and got stuck there!
Where's Wally when ya need him?
Ya all be real careful.

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18923: HM, when I was teaching Jr High, and we had rainy days at school, we played a lot of 7-up, scrabble, and hangman! Ah, what fun! (teehee)
Maybe Johnny Paul Jason and Trey Boden will be over, and ya can play Robin Hood!

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18924: MDC...next time your SIL gets stuck...just have her call the garage...I'll send the truck right over!

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18925: Thanks for the concern, pipeman, but we didn't get as much snow as they thought we would! I did drive in it 45 minutes to take my daughter to see her new heart doctor on Monday. It was coming down that day pretty heavy, but they do a pretty good job of clearing the roads around here. I guess they're used to it. That, and I drove pretty slow; about 55mph going up and 45mph coming back since it was dark by then and still snowing.
But it didn't matter to me because I was in a pretty good mood after the doctor visit. They found that my daughter's heart is not getting worse, as can happen over time. I was getting kind of worried when we first got there, because the doctor told us right off about the possible surgeries they might have to do at some point. But after the tests, and finding that it wasn't getting worse, she was more upbeat. And I was more relieved. Hopefully it will keep going well.
-Sterling Holobyte

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18926: Hello all my friends! I hope everyone is having a Mayberry day. Here is "Slimy River Bottom". You wanna dance ~Des~? Here we go.....

Briscoe Darling Jr.

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18927: Hey Briscoe, you know any Gordon Lightfoot songs? He's my favorite.
Hey Boo, that was a quote from Barney to Floyd after they ran out of gas in Floyd's car and decided to hitchike. It was on last night.
I don't understand tv land at all starting the black and whites with episode 63. What gives?
I'll say an Amen to that prayer MDC.
Glad to hear about your daughter Sterling. Good news indeed.
Guess I'll go on down to Goobers and get me a bottle of pop. Anyone want one?


January 28, 2004 - Msg 18928: hey asa, i'll take u up on that pop.
We've been talking about so many of the "lesser-known' or lesser-mentioned characters lately, that i started writing some of them down as Ive watched the shows or tapes, especially since Elizabeth Crowley sped thru here awhile ago.
So here's my list so far, from mostly the black and white shows. Remember these? :
Al becker, Other, Johnny Paul, trey, Gilly, the gordon Boys, Leonard Blush(Mt Pilot DJ),Plain Claude Beeman, Roger hanover, the dog Blue,Rafe,
Fred simpson, Judd Fletcher, Rita campbell, Rev. Tucker, Malcom Tucker, Leon(Played by Ron Howard's bro), John Masters, Doc Andrews, Emma Watson, Mayor Stoner and Pike, clara, Mr foley (butcher), Dud wash, Flora, Orville, Peggy, Mary (the nurses). So many to keeep track of!
I know, I know, I gotta get out more! SMILES!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18929: I'll tell her Goober, but I hear even the tow trucks are gettin stuck! Glad things are starting to lighten up in that whole area.
We need a good "thawing out" supper for tonite.

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18930: sterling= great news about your daughter, she is in my prayers and i understand for i have congestive heart failure and every time i hate to go to the doc. on the 21st he told me it's no worse but on feb3 i have to go to outpatient for more test. brisco darling, jr. you play it purty. MDC= i agree the vitals are getting awfully slim on the porch. asa= can you get me an orange crush? mrs wiley= let us know how things went when you can. spot= (the need a vacation, overworked dog) of the porch. what are you up to? goober= keep it between the ditches. hey to everyone. pipeman

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18931: just saw an interesting trivia = if you were trapped and needed rescuing, which mayberry character would you want in charge and why? also who would you like to be trapped with and why? food for thought. pipeman

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18932: pipeman, I can tell you who I WOULDN'T want to be trapped with, and that, of course is Helen! (teehee)MDC

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18933: I would prefer to have Andy rescue me, unless I was trapped with Peggy, then I'd prefer somone who is not quite as efficient in their duties. LOL
Hey Homemaker, your gonna be in school till July 4th at this rate.
Here's your orange crush pipeman, sorry but MDC drank half of it. He made me give it to him or else I was gonna get a knuckle sammich. And I ain't very hungry right now so I let him drink it.


January 28, 2004 - Msg 18934: asa= that is ok that mdc got some of my orange crush, he's a good friend. i gather noone thinks helen and andy shouldn't have gotten married. helen could have married the professor and andy could married peggy. look at the good grades opie got as teachers pet. i think i'd go with elizabeth crowly, she would charm the problem away. looks like it's refridgerator delight for supper. pitifull. pipeman

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18935: asa, gimme that nickel, or you know what's gonna happen. (he) Hey, where's spot, the missin dog o the porch these days. Must be a lot of power problems in ga. Hope not too bad,
Spooooooooooooooot, come home. MDC

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18936: HEY YALL!..hello Boo,HM,fg,,pipeman,mayberry dep,irishter,MDC,BDJ,mrs wiley,mary,jeb,county nurse,Ro,had a kid basketball game tonight...look supper a little late but give me about an hour...tonight Beef and Chicken Kbobs on the grill , fried rice,those little baby lima beans[butter in them while cooking],heat and serve dinner rolls, garlic salt,black pepper,hot sauce,sweet tea...kbobs will have green and red peppers on them and squash,tomatoes,onions, ummm..signed: SPOT the 'power company working gona grill kbobs" dog of yer porch!! ruff ruff

January 28, 2004 - Msg 18937: Thanks, MDC! I was a member of the Assembly Of God church for 13 years before I married my Baptist husband, so I know right where you are coming from. I think I will share what happened today with you. My husband was watching the children and I went for a drive to get away for a bit. I was listening to my CD called Revival In Belfast (great worship music) and I just felt God's presence so strong. I started to pray for Sean and I felt this actual physical sensation (its something that has happened to me before but it has been years) in the middle of my body and I found myself literally crying out to God in his behalf. It was one of those experiences where you know its God inside of you helping you to pray and you know its supernatural. I didn't know what to pray but the words were just coming out and the words were a prayer for healing. I was really excited to read your post this afternoon. God is doing something. I will definitely lay hands on him and pray again. He went up front in church on Sunday and asked the pastor to pray for his healing and he did, so I am just waiting to see what God will do in Sean's life. I can't thank you enough for your concern and caring (all of you who have been praying).

Sterling, I am rejoicing over your daughter's good report. Such a relief to know that everything is ok. I'm sure we are all praying for her continued good health.

Well, my boy is hungry so I better go feed him. Have a wonderful evening.


January 28, 2004 - Msg 18938: Wow, Boo! What a wonderful experience. I will continue to pray for Sean, and for Sterling's daughter, and everyone else who needs prayer. Pipeman, I know this has come up before, but I'm too lazy to go back through the archives, so I'll just ask you. Do you take Co-Q-10? Seems I remember that you do. I am pretty much convinced that it's the reason for the improvement in my cardiac ejection fraction report. To go from 46% to almost 60% is significant, and I can tell it in the way I feel. Since CoQ-10 is known to support cardiac function, and the improvement came about after I started taking it....well, draw your own conclusions.

My big old TV and surround sound system was installed today. Everytime I walk into the living room, I have this urge to go make popcorn. The thing is a hoss! Sure is nice, though, great big old screen and bright, clear picture. It's running through a regular dish receiver now, but when the HD dish receivers are available, I'll get one and the picture will be even better. I kind of pampered myself with this, but I deserve it. A "senior discount" of $.86 on a lunch check just really doesn't quite make up for having to be almost 65. I'll take it, of course, but it takes more than that to make up for all the other things that come with age, like the barnacles that grow on you here and there. OK, so I'm no spring chicken anymore, so what?!!

Well, off to watch a little TV, then to the ironing board. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18939: Glad to hear the good news all around, Sterling, Boo, and fun girl. Praise the Lord!!
My prayers will continue for all of you. (and you, too, pipeman on your dr. appt on 2/3).

WOW! What a neat experience Boo! The power of God is an awesome thing and I believe God has great things in store for Sean and your whole family as well. Isn't it neat to be used by God, especially in the lives of your children.
I attend a non denominational spirit-filled Word church. (Kind of a Charismatic/Pentecostal mix). We also believe in the laying on of hands, MDC.

I think I'll take a Sioux City Sarsparilla if your still taking orders, Asa!
I'll also take some of those Kbobs, Spot "the best food-sharin'" dog of the porch!

On who I would want to be trapped with, definitely Andy.

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18940: Thanks Ro and Andy's Dish! You are so encouraging and sweet. You just bless me beyond words.

Glad you got the big screen, Ro!

I can't quite decide who to be trapped with. If I am going to eventually be rescued, I want to be trapped with Andy (he is my absolute favorite character) but if I'm not going to get rescued and end up dead, I want to be trapped with Reverand Tucker (for spiritual support. heehee). We could sing Leanin' On The Everlasting Arms and we wouldn't just mouth the words like Old Ben Weaver!


January 29, 2004 - Msg 18941: "When Old Ben's time comes, he's not gonna die, he's just gonna nasty away!"--Andy

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18942: Mornin' Y'all.Guess I'd pick ole' Ernest T. Bass to be trapped with,cuz we all know he knows how to get a possum out from under a rock! Ha!
Well,I'm sure y'all have heard how SC got beat up pretty bad by the ice storm-it IS a huge mess over much of the state.We were lucky-no trees or power lines down,no power out,just lots of ice. However,just 10-15 miles up the road it is terrible.One of my coworkers has trees down,no power and trees through the roof of her house.Plus,it is COLD down here-in the twenties.Please pray for the Palmetto state-thanks.
Hey,I'd like to hear some Gordon Lightfoot too,Asa-he's a favorite of mine. You think Briscoe could jug " The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"? : )
Y'all have a good day-stay safe & warm!
possum under a rock

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18943: Hey possum, I just knew you were a gal of high quality. Maybe Briscoe could jug Rainy day people for us, ya think?
Wow Ro, me and Barney are gonna have to make a trek down there on Super bowl Sunday and check out that big screen.
Charlotte, are things improved any for you dear? Hope your doing ok.
Well it got up to 36 yesterday and suppose to hit 40 today. Really feels great. Sadly we get more snow on Friday and then the temps take another dive for the weekend. Thats ok cause we need the snow pack. Sure don't need the cold though.
Hey Spot, you cooking breakfast this morning? I got me a powerful hunger going on.
Well off to work I go cause sadly I was born hansome instead of rich.


"The richer thet are the nicer they are...HEY CHUCK!"

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18944: Good morning from the "great white north." I guess the way things are going this winter the whole country seems to be in the "great white" way. I can't remember where that phrase "great white north" originated. Was it from an old Second City TV skit? Oh well, good morning regardless. Kids around these parts are home again from school and they've started losing days (3) from summer vacation. My brother-in-law is up from Boca Raton, Florida and he said it even has been cold down there lately. Well, cold for them.

I'll have to second Andy's Favorite Dish's sentiment about all the good news. The Lord is always looking over us even in cyberland.