January 29, 2004 - Msg 18945: I'd be happy to fix breakfast, but none of ya'll are adventuresome enough ;-)


January 29, 2004 - Msg 18946: Good morning from school - no snow day today!
Irishter - you can make breakfast anytime just keep it to biscuits and gravy.
Been to your website - I'll be looking forward to you getting it completed.
I got some bavarian cream filled donuts here - gotta few extra to share! ANy takers?


January 29, 2004 - Msg 18947: b-r-r-r good morning porch= if your in our neck of the woods you might want to grab a light jacket, it's below zero.irishter= we'll have to introduce the folks to some adventerious eating, thier good at adventure sleeping.i'm on my way to your breakfast, if noone wabts to join us that's just more for you, your mrs and me to eat. tee=hee. you don't suppose everyone's eating habits are citified on us do you? JUST KIDDING PORCHSTERS THOUGHT IF I RAISED YOUR DANDER EARLY ON IT MIGHT WARM YOU UP. REMEMBER THE GOOD LORD AND THE PORCH LOVES YOU. PIPEMAN oh time for my lighting the briar, relax with god's word doesn't get any better. irishter= how much are smoking pipes in ireland and alite sweet smoking irish pipe tobacco cost in ireland? i always wished i had bought both when i ws in ireland, any info and how to order directly would be appreciated cause on the 16th of feb the world will have had me another year. good thing i'm humble isn't it? tee-hee. pipeman

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18948: just dashed thru last nights archives and wanted to acknowledge the post. auh20= i believe the lord always brings his people together so we can uplift each other and cross denomibations, like a glimse of heaven on the porch. possum= prayers for you and your community. it's been about as wide spread that i can remember for a long time. romeena= my doctor says coq10 is not cost effective for me. saw some in dollar store for a reasonable price but hasn't made any real difference, to many other problems but thanks for asking. on a lighter note RO = do anyone remember the first tv's those were as expensive as the plasma ones now. the sreen was 9 or 10 inches and we thought we were at the movies. strange how our realities change as we learn more. pipeman

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18949: PIPEMAN, Plasmas, HDTV, LCD TV, it sounds like some emergency room talk. Who would have thought we would have come this far so quickly. I feel for the rest of the freezing porch. I know ya'll are getting frigid. Here in Las Vegas, if it gets below 40 degrees I'm like an igloo. Other than ya'll resembling a block of ice, it sounds like everyone is doing well. Take care all and have a safe WARM, Mayberry Kinda Day!

Ed Sawyer

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18950: Hey Yall...it's SO cold here in Chicago...we've lost almost all our degrees...and that's just not a good thing. I've done really well this winter...but this last week has just put me over the edge. Made reservations yesterday for a week at Ky lake in April...counting down the days.. (86 days left), can't wait! :-)

Glad to see everyone is hanging in...we're not pumping gas down at the station this morning...but we are laying in a supply of ICE for the summer...easy to find this time of year. :-0


January 29, 2004 - Msg 18951: Hey folks,
Hey Hey BDJ, good to see ya. Try not to be so scarce. Just wondering how it goes crossing the Robert E Lee Natural Bridge with all the weather we got going on. Could you and the boys play a little Almost Home for me. That 'un definately still makes me cry.

I would want to be trapped with Andy. Then who cares who got you out. I am sure we could think of something to keep us warm. LOL Otherwise, I would probably want to be trapped with Barney or Floyd or maybe both. They would keep ya laughing...that's for sure. And Otis and Briscoe would have something refreshing to drink I am sure. I would not want to be trapped with Earnest T Bass if there were any rocks anywheres close by. And Howard would absolutely drive me crazy. Constant yammering. If I was with anyone besides Andy, I would probably want Briscoe and the boys rescuing me. I hear them mountain men are pretty ept at life in the wild. Or as tough as Aunt Bee was with Otis, I imagine she would be good in a trying situation. Now if we were talking about one of the Return to Mayberry specials, I would want to be trapped with Opie hands down. Them Red headed men twang my buds. Or int the old episones, then maybe Rafe. He could just sing the hours away. As you can tell, I pretty much take people as I find them. I could handle just about anybody. Except Howard. Pompus wind bag. I just read over this and noticed I did not mention one woman I would like to be trapped with. Guess that's just cause I am such a......

fun girl

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18952: You got an organ stuck in your throat, Barney?


January 29, 2004 - Msg 18953: Good afternoon folks,

Buffalo Police questioned two Iraqi nationals who were seen videotaping the city's water treatment plant Wednesday. This was the first sentence in a local news article this morning. It was the third time in the last few months that men of Middle Eastern origin were seen video typing local (Buffalo is actually about 60 miles north of here) water "works." I absolutely mean no disrespect to the people the Middle East but this is a bit alarming to me. I'm sure we all already do but lets continue to keep the safety security of our Country included in our pray lists. Lately while reading the newspapers or watching the national news it appears that many people, present company excluded of course, have forgotten about 9-11.


January 29, 2004 - Msg 18954: Hey Fun Girl, The bridge is slippery when wet, but I manage some how. Here is: "Almost Home". And a jug of juice to keep you warm. Aone..Atwo..

Briscoe Darling Jr.

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18955: Hey Asa, I shore enough do. Here is: "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot. Enjoy!

Briscoe Darling Jr.

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18956: goober= lincoln is like the federal budget, we owe a lot of degrees before we break even. ed sawyer= if you can spare any degrees to help balance the themoter, we would appreciate it. fun girl= sounds like you want to be trapped with the wholetown. help mount pilot. tee-hee. brisco darling junior= that truck of yours can go anywhere. juggin time. pipeman

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18957: hey gang!...lunch is served .bologna sandwiches chips and pickels....kool-aid.[orange]..hot peppers.....potato salad....signed: SPOT the'cold cut" dog of the porch

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18958: hey ed sayer,goober,fg,HM,RO,Boo,county nurse,asa,MDC,BDj,mary,mrs wiley,pipeman,jeb,auh20,irishter,and all else...what chall want fre supper?..signed: SPOT the "cook of the porch" dogggggggggggggggggg...ruff

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18959: MMMMMmmmm...that sounds good Spot...down in Harlan, we used to get a whole roll of King Cole bologna...and cut it to our desired level of thickness! :-)

I'll have 2...with onion! (Got any grape nehi?)

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18960: Hi ya BOO, and all the porch! Glad my post was taken so well. Sometimes you just gotta go with that gut feeling, and I think the good Lord was talkin to us both at the same time. Just think one day we will meet in heaven and can talk about Jan. 28, 2004! I sincerely believe the Sean is on the way to recovery! One thing for sure, the Holy Spirit works thruout all denominatons. Thank God HE has been smart enuf to break down those barriers! Now if we can...well,Praise the Lord!
Prayers continue for Charlottes hubby and all others. And for all of SC.
I had cornbread and warm pure maple syrup for breakfast. MMM.. talk about twangin the buds!
Ro, can we ALL invite ourselves to the new Ro Theatre and watch the Panthers win the superbowl!
Go Panthers! Just think, will be like a movie every episode!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18961: oops... OF TAGS on the end of that. MDC

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18962: Whew, former teacher butchers sentence!!
Whole last sentence: Just think, I will be like a movie for every episode of tags! (I did it!) MDC

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18963: Well, for heaven's sake... IT will be...(:

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18964: Hey MDC...looks like you just washed your fingers...and can't do a thing with them! :-P


January 29, 2004 - Msg 18965: i like mine thick sliced...........ya like fried bologna goober?...and onions are always on the menue...hot sauce too!..signed: SPOT the" hot sauce and hot pepper"dog of yalls porch

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18966: I LOOOOOOOOVEEEEE fried bologna...thick sliced on light bread (white)...big slice of onion and either mayo (real) or mustard...depending on the mood i'm in! Top that with a few ripe tomato...a little lettuce...I'm happier than a pig in slop! :-)

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18967: OOOH Spot - you are my favorite "serving Bologna sammiches" dog of the porch. I love bologna and my hubby can't even hardly stand to have it in the house. Bologna, cheese and a big slice of tomato on whole wheat bread along with some Miracle Whip (sorry folks, that's what I grew up with, no offense to you mayo folks!) sounds pretty good right now. And I'll take a double scoop of that potato salad, too.

I am 100% with you on being trapped with Andy, fun girl. And Andy wouldn't have any trouble keeping a girl warm, after all he's got HOT KNEES! LOL!

Prayers for Charlotte and her hubby, Boo and her family, and anyone else who needs 'em.

Andy's Favorite Dish

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18968: Hey, I haven't bought bologna in years! I used to love fried bologna sandwiches with miracle whip when I was a kid.

I just had to sit down and share an answer to prayer with you. Today I received some information in the mail from The Homeschool Legal Defense Association, of which I am a member. I asked for the information on children with learning problems (for my son). Anyway, I was sitting reading the info and it was talking about finding someone who is trained to teach to help tutor your child. I was thinking, 'Well, that is a great idea but I wouldn't know where to begin to find one.'. All of a sudden the phone rang and it was a friend of ours who is getting his master's degree in education. He said he wanted to tutor Sean twice a week because it would be beneficial for Sean and for him. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! I never even said a word about needing a tutor for Sean. I just started crying the minute he asked. God is so amazing. Thank God for friends who are willing to help out and for those who pray. Thanks to all of you for praying!


January 29, 2004 - Msg 18969: boo= congrats for sean. the lord works in mysterious and wonderfull ways.andys favorite dish and spot= salty dog was on bullitin board and posted about the time aunt bee;s freeser went out and all those steaks, what to do? i told him to cook them up for the porch and we'd help out. the snow is still falling here in central illinois, i went out in knee deep and planted 3 snowball trees. talk about spring fever, tee-hee. pipeman

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18970: Hey Boo and AFD, every tried those banana and peanut butter samiches like the big E used to eat?
Thars a good bud twanger! Boo, the Lord IS truly amazing, aint He? That is SOOO neat!
pipeman- you keep warm now!
Spot, you need to plan the superbowl party at Ro's! I self-invited all of us! (:
Last night on local TV was "the Education of Ernest T Bass." Of course, TWO of our porchsters are in it!
ETB: I'm goin' ta lay down my intentions to my sweet Romeena" "Cow over the shoulder and all!"
"Possum under a Rock", you of course were right there on the blackboard!
It's so much more fun thinking of all of you as I watched it! Ya know what my wife thinks?
She thinks I a "first rate, grade A, certify-able, number one NUT!" (haha)
Ok, I proofread this time. (I think!)

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18971: Hey to the Porch.

-- Jelsik

"I can see through her like a lace curtain..."

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18972: "NO MIRACLE WHIP"...that stuff is just runt mayo!!..[ha ha]..ok now thats settled..hey MDC,asa,Boo,Ro,Plum,pipeman...and AFD ,,[whew] try to break the miracle whip crave!!..[sorry]..well looks like fried calf liver and onions for supper..gravy,hot bisquits,field peas,sweet tea and hot pickled peppers..come on down to the southern end of the porch and fix ya a plate signed: SPOT the"anti-miracle whip" dog of this here porch ...ruff..ruff..pant..pant

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18973: Alright spot, Miracle Whip is to Mayo as
Coolwhip is to real whipped cream! I'm joinin' the "anti-miracle whip" protest dog o the porch!
(haha) Gotta leave for work. Good even to ya all.
"Aren't ya kind, aren't ya KIND." MM
Mr D's Cuz

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18974: Er, Spot. You had bologna samiches with hot peppers and onions and hot sauce for lunch. And now you're having liver & onions with gravy, tea and hot pickled peppers for supper. Good heavens, that will lay on yer chest!
Ro, what time do you want us to come to the Super Bowl party? I'll bring some snacks out of my low-fat cookbook. And of course, baby carrots. I aint never watched the Super bowl on a big screen TV. Looking forward to it.
Auh20, regarding your msg 18953, all I got to say is Exactilliso! I agree.
- Hazel

"I replaced the pea in the whistle, but I aint gonna charge you for it."

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18975: Hello to my porch pals! Cold here in my neck of Kelsey's woods (again) so I'm staying in! Irishster I'd be glad to have some of your breakfast, being as how I was married to an Irishman for quite some time I learned to like the food (it wasn't food that caused the divorce~it was more like the drink that did that) so cook away. I wanted to tell you all I entered my little furkid "Cissy" in a pet photo contest if ya'll would be so kind as to vote, we don't win nothing, but who cares, it's kinda fun. Just copy & paste this to get to the photo~ http://www.photowow.com/new1/templates/photo_contest/email.asp?p=vote.asp&c=75&i=10230
Cissy & I would 'ppreciate it. I best get off here & work on that website for the shop some more. Haven't had alot of time to do that with expanding the business, painting, knocking out walls, moving things around. I asked Asa to come help & he said something about hanging Christmas lights like he did for Romeena so I told him never mind, we could handle it.
Talk to ya'll later & remember, at least I ain't our campaigning Cissy like they are on tv right now. LOL

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18976: Dukes Mayonnaise Rules! At least on the south end of the porch! Miracle Whip-naaah! I believe the official tally is Mayo-4 Miracle Whip-2 Cast your votes now!
possum under a rock

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18977: WAKE UP ASA!

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18978: He's awake now & talking to Barn!

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18979: I vote for Kraft Mayo
(hope this ain't no moulage! LOL)

January 29, 2004 - Msg 18980: Chalk up another vote for Miracle Whip! I'll eat mayo when I must, but much prefer MW. As for fried bologna, it's usually too salty for me after it's fried. I love a good flavorful bologna cut thick, on fresh white bread, with Miracle Whip. A couple of lettuce leaves and some sliced tomato make a good addition, but it's fine with just the bologna. Goober, I believe you mentioned grape Nehi - laawww, does that bring back memories. When I was very small, my folks would buy Grapette for me to drink, and I loved it, but as I got a little older, and could handle a larger drink, I graduated to grape Nehi, and I felt like I had arrived! Loved the stuff, and still do, actually, but haven't had one in years. I have a mountain laurel tree in my front yard (brought from San Antonio in a coffee can many years ago), and when it blooms, it smells just like grape Nehi. Delightful!

Who all is coming to the Super Bowl Party? Come one, come all - I've got plenty of room. If we overflow the living room where the big TV is, some can go to the sunroom. Regular TV, but for those of us who are only token football fans, it'll do fine. I'll have some tamales, some chicken salad and good bread, and tea. Also making lemon squares. Bring something snack-y and come on!

About that big-screen TV - it's a 50" screen, and very clear picture, but I have noticed that there's some lateral distortion. Everyone looks fatter, wider. Cars look extra-long. Everything is sort of stretched out. I guess that just comes with the wider screen. Not a problem, you get used to it. The surround sound system is awesome, by the way. Startles me at times, as sound comes from everywhere, and I can't always tell that a certain sound is actually coming from the TV. I almost answered Samantha's doorbell this afternoon! Even fools the Plum sometimes.

Well, guess I'd better get a little housekeeping done, if we're having a party on Sunday. Have a lovely day tomorrow, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18981: I'll pass on the PB and Banana sammich! Can't stand bananas, not so much the flavor as the texture.

Count me in on the Super Bowl party, Romeena - if just for the lemon squares. MMMMM - haven't had those in a month o' Sundays. I'll have to ponder a bit on a suitable snack to bring.

Boo - what a faith-booster!! God is so good! The Bible says that the "effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (or woman) avails much!" God knows how much prayer you have put into this situation and how can He not do something miraculous!! I'm rejoicing with you!! And still praying! :)

Andy's Favorite Dish (hold the mayo!)

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18982: top of the morning porch= for supper tonight= spagetti, beef spare ribs, welch rabbit, assorted cheeses, fried green tomatoes, boston baked beans cottage cheese, homemade biscuts, homemade butter, fresh tree honey desserts= baked apples with cream,coconut cream pie, lemon merainque pie, snow ice cream, drinks= coffee, hot chocalate with marshmellows, buttermilk.6pm. what were your favorite books or comics as a kid? pray every one has a great day. have you noticed how things from old tv shows pop in your head? like someone was complaing about the economy, i told them the economy is for rich folks. someone was asking me about the elections, i said we always send folks we don't care to have around into politics, your pipeman

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18983: Thanks, MDC, pipeman and AFD! Appreciate the encouragement.

I was raised on Miracle Whip and I have to vote for it. I like the low-fat version.


January 30, 2004 - Msg 18984: Hey, how come I'm "in the red?"


January 30, 2004 - Msg 18985:

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18986: did that work?

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18987: I think Dish had left her red's runnin'.
- Hazel

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18988: Thanks Hazel. Its ok, AFD, it was a nice change for awhile.


January 30, 2004 - Msg 18989: I vote for mayo. I like the Kraft Light.
-Hazel again

"Asa, let me show you what a bullet should look like. Now this is bullet maintenance."

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18990: Wow Hazel, that's beautiful. I've heard about your bullet Hazel. I like for things to be shiney. Maybe someday you can come over and take a look at my ball of tin foil.


January 30, 2004 - Msg 18991: Hello all! Hey Pipman, I have a James Bond Truck. It floats under water and throws out revanewers. Hey Spot, you are a good ol' boy. Would you like some Milk Bones? Time fer: "There Is A Time." That'n makes me cry.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18992: I just have to start checkin' in more regular like. I had a mess a' posts to catch up on this morning. Prayers today for Sean and Sterling's daughter and pipeman's heart and anyone else who needs a prayer. Thank you all for yours! Things here are ok today but ccoolldd! It's 5░ this morning on my porch! Asa, your msg 18933 about someone not quite as efficient in their duties cracked me up. That's a good thing. Laughter is the best medicine. Stay warm, porchsters. pipeman, what's the website for rifleman again?
Charlotte Tucker

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18993: Asa, you some kind a' Gordon Lightfoot fanatic or somethin'? (Just kiddin'!) I like him too, although I prefer The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over Sundown. (There's my 2 cents!)

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18994: geeze i kinda liked the purty color but black and white episodes seem to twang our buds. here is for all the lineman= mr tucker: outrageous! sheer idiocy; i can't believe this is happening to me! a public utility being tied up like this! you people are living in another world. brisco darling junior= can you take us mermaid cruising? asa= hazel has the cutest bullet anywhere but those shiny bullets are for rich folks. the rest of us admires yours. tee-hee. sterling, goober, mary wiggins a,fun girl,hm, the southern porch let's plant snow ball bushes today? i've been shoveling all those little snowballs up for a week.sure had a bountifull harvest. irishster= hi, well i think i'll go and light the old briar and watch a few old andy shows. tain't life great? pipeman

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18995: One more thing...who I'd want to be stuck with from TAGS...Andy, definitely Andy. Andy is a dead ringer for my dad. It's uncanny to me how much they remind me of one another!

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18996: Oops, hey there, pipeman, didn't see ya sit down.

January 30, 2004 - Msg 18997: THAT'S IT! I'VE HAD IT! If I hear one more person talking about 'global warming', I'm tying 'em outside the garage to a gas pump! It's COOOOOOLD in Chicago...-8 this morning...with the wind...-20. I've had ENOUGH already! :-)

Loved the Bank Holdup Ep last night...makes me laugh out loud ever time Barney (undercover) is mopping the floor and his pants leg falls below the dress!

Boo...God is good...all the time...but one of the greatest things I've found...that mercy is new EVERY morning...and we can all use that!


January 30, 2004 - Msg 18998: Amen, Goober. Sorry you are so cold. Its even cold here in South Texas (well, not compared to where you are, of course). I feel for all of you braving those cold temps.

Wanted to let ya'll know that I am switching internet companies real soon so if you don't hear from me at some point (probably for a few days) you will know why.

Gotta go....I am taking the kids to my sister's house for the day and taking some time off for myself...YIPEE!!


January 30, 2004 - Msg 18999: I would like some global warming right about now - it was 2 degrees about one hour ago and that including the "windshield" element. Brrr - no school again today - we got another 4 inches on top of the ice that we already had.
Quit bad mouthing miracle whip - we are an equal opportunity porch! And I loved fried bologna sammiches! That is good stuff - especially with a side of Kraft macaroni and cheese. I also like bologna sammiches with Marzetti's slaw dressing. Don't knock it till you have tried it!
congrats on the tutor boo
everyone - lets' snuggle to generate some heat - all those 98.6 body temps should be good for something!


January 30, 2004 - Msg 19000: We are under a windshield advisory of -5 to -15 degrees.

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19001: 'Mornin' porch! I'm with Goober on this "global warming" stuff. Why, I had to put on a denim jacket this morning to go out and fill the bird feeders! (teehee) Speaking of feeders, I'm sorry to say that a flock of pigeons has (have?) discovered the buffet in my back yard, and they can eat the seed faster than I can put it out. They're beautiful, and I love them, but I wish they'd just feed nicely and move along. No, they camp out and eat until they can hardly fly, the greedy things. I guess the seed lays on their chests. Stumpy and Stumpette, my one-legged grackles, couldn't even get to the seed this morning. The pigeons have left now, because it's all gone, guess I'll put out a little more and see what happens. I've tried shooing them away, but they're very bold, and just fly up on the fence and wait for me to go away. Every now and then, a squirrel will make a full-force charge through their ranks, and they do fly then, but they come back.

Well, got errands to run and a house to clean - guess I'd better get busy. Wish Opie would come along and help me carry my packages. Maybe I'll pull the wagon along with me, and put stuff in that. As long as I don't buy any meat and try to carry it in the wagon, maybe the dogs won't follow me. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19002: Thanks to all of you for the prayers concerning my daughter! In fact, I probably owe thanks to the people on this here porch for keeping her heart problem from becoming a major problem, so Thank you kindly!
Cold on the midwest portion of the porch, with wind-chill advisories. They say not to go out unless you have to. Maybe that will keep me from having to go to my wife's company's late, late Christmas party tonight. She wants to drag me along to it and I really don't want to go! So if this wind-chill stuff makes her change her mind about going; Thank you Lord!
Gosh, I'm such a hermit!:)
-Sterling Holobyte

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19003: Hey Pipeman, I'll be glad to take you and anyone else for a spin. I'll even provide refreshments.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19004: hello to all the porch= don't forget supper at my place, slipping and sliding. charlotte tucker= the site you ask for; the rifleman episode guide list. click on. look to your left scroll down to welcome to northfork- home of the tv western. click on. it's been on about two weeks and we have close to 200 hits. set up llike a western porch. under the welcome to northfork is where you can register a western name and see which has been taken and state. like mine the gunsmith- illinois. hope you like it. i'm hoping mdc and all who like tv westerns check it out. like here most are about the same age and interest, cow girl encourages everyone to develope a character and help shape the site. pipeman

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19005: Homemaker, I hear ya on the body temps! It DOES work, and I'll try to send AZ sun to ya too!
It's a beautiful 70 here today! (But remember, July will be 118!) Romeena, we ge those darn pigeons too. They just boot the smaller birds aside! Our cat has a heyday with them.
She will get all set to pounce, but from 20 feet away, and then is too slow to get any. It is so funny to watch. Birs and cat get plenty of exercise!
Pipeman, I hope to see you on the western site soon! What's for supper?
Sterling, glad to hear the prayers are working for the whole porch!
Another amber alert for banjo jerry, county nurse and mayberry girl.
Last night's local tags was Opies fortune when he finds the 50 dollars. I think the last scene is my favorite of all eps when Opie gives back the money and Andy had thought he spent it! I think i like it cuz when i was teaching, I was the one in Andy's place in a very similar situation with a pupil. Make us adults stop and think!
Here's another good dialog from it:
Andy: You took out Feebie Gilbert?
Barn: Yeah, I took her out a couple of times.
Andy: (big grin)Does Thelma Lou know you took her out?
Barn:Well, no.
Andy: Where'd you and Feebie go?
Barn: Well, that place out on the highway, The Blue View.
Andy: OOOOOH, you went to the blue view...
It was just a good scene cuz you can tell that Andy was just really enjoying it.
Good day to you all! Phoenix Open this weekend.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19006: Good Morning Porch! Here it is, minue 7 in s. western Pa this morning, and the 7th day of a 2 hour delay or no school day! The parent teacher conferance was cancelled this past Monday, but Boobear saw his teacher Friday night when we were out for dinner, she gave us a reallygreat report,
nothin' personal folks, but I got to go back insdie now, my toes are freezing to the porch! Stay Warm You al' CJ

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19007: 70? Holy cold front MDC. I won't see 70 for 2 more months. At least we have made it up to 40 here. Suppose to cool down again for the weekend though. Do you golf MDC? I just love to golf. I nailed Hazel once with one of homemakers meat balls. Best 5 wood shot I have ever got off. Got her right smack between the eyeballs bless her heart. She's been kinda goofy ever since. (just kidding Hazel)
I love old Gordon Charlotte. Got everyone of his C.D'S. Old Briscoe takes off on him purty good, don't you think?
If you read my mind love, what a tale my thoughts could tell.... I can't do it!:(


January 30, 2004 - Msg 19008: Hi porch pals. puny feelin', but i'm right 'chere. All did not go well, but there are more options after i heal. guess i'm on the bench indefinately. I'll elaborate in a week or so when i can type better. love ya all, prayers for those in need and glory to God for the miracles i've read about here!

~ Mrs. Wiley

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19009: Oh Mrs Wiley. I am so sorry to hear things didn't go well. Glad you are back and hope and pray all is well with you. I'll keep your slot on the softball team open for you. Don't fret none.


January 30, 2004 - Msg 19010: Ditto that asa, prayers for mrs Wiley and all you prchsters. Hope you recuperate quickly!
Asa, like to watch golf, but just a duffer when it comes to playin'. If it wasnt for mulligans, I'd shoot 100 every time! I am working consessions this weekend. (Side job) Should be a lot of fun. No Tiger this year, however. But ya get to me a lot o folks. be nice to hm and hazel now! You know the old sayin: Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. (Teehee, just funnin with ya all!)

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19011: BTW, did Gordon sing, "I just got a feeling, deep inside of me..." That one.

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19012: ok yall..to each his [or her] own on the mayo and whip....hey HM,asa, BOO,Ro,....ok tonight its baked chicken and peas and slaw...signed: SPOT..the "cook dog" of the porch

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19013: somebody please make some tea...signed: SPOT the "tea loving dog" of this here porch

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19014: Mrs. Wiley [prayers for ya].good to here ya girl.....signed: SPOT the "prayers to all in need" dog of this here porch

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19015: I believe B.J. Thomas sung the one your thinking of MDC. Same feller who sung Raindrops keep falling on my head. Another good singer.


January 30, 2004 - Msg 19016: ok gang,,super bowl party at my farm...lets plan...gona cook 2 whole hogs....a dozen or so chickens...let see what else?..plan ,plan...signed SPOT:the "gona have a super bowl party" dog of the porch

MDC (See ya all Monday, real busy this weekend!)

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19018:

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19019: mrs wiley= thanks for keeping us informed, our prayers and thoughts are with you. spot= didn't like my supper or was it to cold? even had tea. even posted in red msg 18982. was awfully cold not many showed up but i understand. just kiddin. asa= sounds like we went to the same golf academy. cj.= the local weather said this was the coldest widest spread front since 1936, but haven't broken 1936 records. sterling holobyte= don't you think we all are becoming cyber hermits as we get older,brisco darling= after enough refreshment we'll all see mermaids. ha., homemaker= your right this is a porch snuggling night on the porch. hang in there, lol. the gunsmith

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19020: I'm sure sorry you're feelin' poorly, Mrs. Wiley! Like Asa said, try not to fret! We love you and miss you. About Ro's superbowl party, I was going to bring my meatballs (I know how you all like em), but it does bring back flashbacks of that awful time I got hit with one 'tweenst the eyes. (by Asa) So I'll bring chicken salad and chips instead. And.... Go Panthers!
- Hazel

Aunt Bee: "I had planned a victory luncheon."

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19021: Hello All, I'm sure everyone is fired up to watch the Super Bowl. My team (Miami Dolphins) didn't make it, AGAIN! But that's okay. When I was little I had my whole room decorated in Dolphin logos and colors. I pull for them through good and bad times. This should be a good Super Bowl. I hope everyone is staying warm. Take care and have a SUPER, Mayberry Kinda Weekend.

Ed Sawyer

January 30, 2004 - Msg 19022: Hey Ed you sound like me & my Redskins they didn't make it either AGAIN! And like you, even when they stink up the field I root for them, can't help it, I'm just made that way I reckon. Having Joe Gibbs back tho, brings a little ray of hope. Asa if'n Hazel is bringing her meatballs to the party, will you leave your golf clubs at home, we don't want no more incidents, don't think poor little Hazel could handle another whack upside the head. I guess I'll have to pass on Ro's party, the band is booked to play another Super Bowl party, but I'll be thinking of ya'll whilst I'm eating that smoked turkey, smoked salmon, deer roast, shrimp & all the other stuff, they usually have oysters too, but I let them pass on by. Yak at ya'll later, gonna gather up the critters & hit the ironing board, it's 19 degrees here so I think that qualifies for a "3 Dog night" don't it. (and no Briscoe I don't mean to scrub off a 3 dog night song)teehee

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19023: Hey to everyone on the porch,it's still cold and freezing on my end of the porch too,but,pipeman I'm definitley coming to your dinner with the fried green tomatoes,ooh,I love those things!spot,I'm gonna eat at your dinner too,and after I eat all that I definitley won't be sleepin,cause it will for sure lay on my chest!Boo,so glad your prayers were answered,our God is truly an awesome God.I'm studying some books in the old testament from an inspirational study Bible with the forward and some of the life application examples written by Max Lucado,I like the way he writes ,always easy t0o understand and straight to the point of the matter.Well,prayers to all the porch,I've got to get near the fireplace and keep warm.Hey Goober,ky lake in the summer,that'll kgive you something to look forward to during this cold snap.ky girl

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19024: Well can you all tell what I did when I left the porch last night? Decided to paint the whole town RED! Sure sorry about that!

Prayers for you, Mrs. Wiley and everyone else for that matter, 'cause we all can use 'em.

Mavis - I'm a Redskin fan, too. Have like 'em ever since John Riggins played. He's from a little town a few miles from where my hubby grew up. Age hasn't been bad to John either, still looks good after all these years. I live here in MO but the Chiefs or Rams don't do much for me.

I believe I'll be bringing some Black Bean and Corn Salsa and homemade tortilla chips to Ro's SB party.

Have a great weekend everybody

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19025: Whoops - that was me, AFD!

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19026: Trouble check!

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19027: hey to everyone and prayers to all. let's say a special prayer for county nurse, banjo jerry, tom and the others who have been missing for way to long? asa= you said yesterday it was 40 degrees, if we reached 40 massive heat strokes.hazel= if panthers don't win we'll make them eat your meatballs dear. just kiddin. mavis= aren't you going to send any of that food from yesterday to irishster, me and spot? ed sawyer= colts and dolphins next year in super bowl. if not like cubs fans say there is always next year, shucks we have 90 tear old folks who never miss a game and saying their hanging around until cubs wins a world series. i'll post rest on next entry. pipeman

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19028: that was suppose to be years not tears cubbies don't cry. afd= are you a cardnial fan? goober and i are cub fans. been one all my life, hey i ain't won the lottery either, just kiddin. our preacher is a big cardnial fan and several elders and decans love cubs.when we won division he said the rain falls on the unjust as well as the just. ky girl= great to hear from you. great idea fill up, sit in front of the fire and wait for the big thaw. i haven't been to ky lake in about two years, this year let's you, goober and i hide out there until that blood hound barney starts closing in? spot= hope your dog house is well winterized.we need you around. irishter= hope it's warmer there. if you get a chance can you price a good irish pipe and irish tobacco? maybe a shop near you has an e= mail or an address i could contact. thanks. lol everyone. pipeman

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19029: Morning folks,

It's a balmy 7 degrees here this morning, in western New York, the weather man said we've had 141 inches of snow so far and it may hit 17 degrees for this first time in 10 days. But, there is only 15 more days until pitchers and catchers report for SPRING training, YEE HAWWW.

Romeena, I've been stopping by here for a few months and I've finally dug up the courage to ask, who is Sugarplum?

ky girl, I was wondering what the name is of your Bible study book. I'm always interested in finding new study guides. Along those lines does anyone on the porch know of a good biblical study guide for children?


January 31, 2004 - Msg 19030: Hooked on a Feeling was sung by BJ Thomas - the above song reference above. . .

It is colder than a freezer full of naked chickens here - not sure what the temp is but it is single digits or maybe a little lower - calling for a high of 16 today. HA!


Go panthers!

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19031: Oops Asa - didn't see that you answered that - boy you know your singers!


January 31, 2004 - Msg 19032: Hello all! A special hey to *Mavis. Hey Romeena, I'll bring the drinks. Both hard and soft. I'm in the mood for "An Old Fashioned Love Song". What a good idee *Mavis darlin'. Prayers for all!

Briscoe Darling Jr.

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19033: Howdy, all! Auh20, The Plum (Sugarplum) is my little Maltese furkid. That's the canine version of Maltese, not feline. We don't use the d-word here on the porch much, as it offends some of the furkids. Now, Spot, the talkin' dog of the porch, doesn't seem to mind. We have a link here to a site where some porchster pictures are posted (say that three times real fast), but I've lost the link. Anyway, there's a picture of the Plum and me, with her little face all pink after she ate some lipstick. If somebody can give me the link, or instructions, I have another one of her that's pretty cute and would be very proud to post it.

Sterling, I've often wondered, just what is the difference between a hermit and a homebody? I'm very definitely a homebody, but don't consider myself a hermit. I'll admit, I hermitized myself big time for the first two or three years after I lost my beloved husband, but I've conquered that. Maybe the difference in the two lies in the motivation.

Irishter, I attended a gathering last night to hear the son of some friends tell about his mission work. It was thrilling, to say the least. He functions as a "covert" missionary, and couldn't even reveal where he serves, but he really opened our eyes to a new way of thinking about mission work. He says he's not in physical danger necessarily - his family is with him - but if his purpose was revealed, he would be ejected from the country. Very interesting.

Mrs. Wiley, bless your heart. You are in our prayers. When you're feeling better, please let us know just what's going on.

Well, gotta run. This house looks like the pigs have been in here again, and what with the SB party tomorrow and all, well, I need to get to work! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19034:
Porchster pictures are posted. Porster pictures are potted. Potted porstees pitted. I did it!
- Hazel
(Mature Human Being)

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19035: Well, I am a little late, but I say MAYO MAYO MAYO. As far as the childhood books go, I read All of A Kind Family when I was a kid. Much like TKAM I read it several times. After I became a mom and worked at an elementary school, I became a fan of children's books. Among my favoites are the Junie B Jones series and The Tub Family and The Tub Grandfather. The Tub books are wonderfully written and the pictures are awesome.

As for the Super Bowl tomorrow. I would love to attend the festivities, but since my Colts were eliminated, I just have not had much heart for football. So, in honor of Payton and the boys, I respectfully decline.

Love to all,
fun girl

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19036: "HEY GANG"..plenty of wheat straw in the dog house!..I"ll be fine ..going down to 20 here in ga...hey Ro,Boo,asa,fg,HM,hazel,mrs wiley,pipeman,MDC,Bdj,AFD,..hey look is the party at my place or Boo"s..makes no never mind, where do we post pictures?..gona be beef and bean nachos tonight!..bring the ice water..gona be heated up!..signed: SPOT the "wana post pictures if I knew how" dog of the porch

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19037: Hey fun girl, I would be interested in finding a copy of the book you mentioned, All Of A Kind Family. Can you tell me more about it?

Sorry things didn't turn out as you wished, Mrs. Wiley. Hope you get some relief and feel better soon.
Lord bless you and bring you healing.

Well, I ahev a 2 yr old hanging on my arm so gotta go.

I sure have been enjoying the black and white eps on TV Land!


January 31, 2004 - Msg 19038: Howdy porch pals. Here's a way to read up on what's happening with me.

Mrs. Wiley's care page

Hope that links. You need to create a login and password. You may get asked if youd like to get on a mail list - just decline. it will pass you through to my status reports.

~ Mrs. Wiley

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19039: HEY Mrs Wiley, went to the web page..so are you A.S.?...signed: SPOT the"linked to the tampa care page" dog of the porch

January 31, 2004 - Msg 19040: hey where is everybody?..signed: SPOT the"here at work at the ole-power comp. till morning" dog of the porch!

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19041: "GOOD MORNING ALL"..porch was quite last night..getting breakfast started for yall..sausage links,bacon[thick sliced],eggs all ways,grits w/cheese,fried hash browns with onions,rasin toast,apple butter,grape jelly homade bisquits with milk gravy, plenty of ice cold milk,OJ,coffee,salt pepper hot sauce ,and a tear from the roll of paper towels..yall come as ya are ...signed: SPOT the "got a big breakfast cooked wondering where everybody is" dog of yalls porch

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19042: welcome to feb. and super bowl sunday porchsters = spot- sounds like you had a long lonelt shift.i'll be over and we'll eat all the breakfast and let the rest in.nothing new this way, prayers andlol to everyone. well going to have my coffee and light my briar while the household sleeps. pipeman. think i need a georgia briar pipe and some georgia pipe tobacco, after all it's super bowl party. pipeman

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19043: JUST THINK HOW GREAT FEB IS GOING TO BE? you ask. super bowl today, valentines day. the 16th my birthday (just thought i'd throw it in tee-hee) leap year, plenty of good visits on the porch and tags. tell me does it git any better.? lol and prayers. the pipeman x

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19044: yep spot, that's me AS. y'all have a SUPER BOWL party today! me, i never could stand football.

~ Mrs. Wiley

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19045: How are you, Mrs. Wiley? (No coffee, tea or punch, thank you)
Just watched the Barney and the Governor ep. This is one of my very favorites. What are my favorite lines, you ask?
Barney: "The Governor is coming here? To shake my hand? Bless his heart."
"Tell him Barney Fife regrets that he cannot meet with the Governor, as he has a few other frish to fry."
(To Andy) "I'm no good. I'm just no good."
- Hazel

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19046: jubil foster-- well i'll be dogged, tom silvy i ain't seen you since....... your funeral

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19047: Hey, all. Thanks for the tunes, Jr. They makes me cry, too. Hey to Jelsik and everyone!
I guess the Porch is under amber alert until the end of the game. Rootin' for the Panthers, too.
Prayers for everyone who need 'em!


February 01, 2004 - Msg 19048: hey to everyone= just hours to the cokts show up and declare themselves the winners and take thje trophy home. go panthers and take your first super bowl.spot food ready and tv warmed up? i don't see to good so i'll go visit boo's for the game then stop by. it's amazing how fast the brown truck goes for food and fellowship. pipeman

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19049: that's colts show up

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19050: Greetings Porch!

Mrs. Wiley, I checked out your link. I will continue to pray for you, that God will meet your needs and give you great health.

Personally, I like that tangy zip, of Miracle Whip! Sorry, but my initials on here are M.W., so I almost have no choice!

It kind of looks like Miracle Whip every where I look around here! Actually, I think it looks more like Cool Whip!

Romeena, did you ever notice that no major league team has ever called themselves "The Pigeons"? I guess a lot of people feel the same way you do about 'em. They are greedy little buggers aren't they?! But, there are the Panthers and the Patriots, so, my prediction for who wins the Superbowl, and I want you to remember you read it here first...The game will be won by a team who's initial is....P! There, I said it and I ain't taking it back!

Have fun all!

Mary Wiggins

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19051: That was a good one Mary! Great at the Phx open yesterday. But a bit overcast all day. Served plenty of refreshments.
AUh20, believe it or not, I bought a good child's Bible at Safeway! Great illustations and explanations. Hope you're thawing out a bit!
I went to pipeman's Western site. Very good info for all you old TV western fans. I liked Wyatt Earp and the original Maverick besides the Rifleman. If we could get the brown truck in a western, we'd be in Back to the Future III!
Spot, we're all meeting at Ro's big new home theatre tonite! You can be the "barkin at the big screen" dog o the porch.

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19052: Oh, one more thing, we get to talk tags one extra day this year! yippie! mdc

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19053: mdc= thanks for the western site review. hope you'll register as wyatt, or someone else. hopefully we can get charlotte tucker on site with cow girl and westernlvr. cow girl is taking care of her recovering sister in colorado but checks in. m.w. good one. mdc= we'll just make it the brown stage how does that sound? well here we go again sterling, mw, goober, me, indiana folks mon and tues ice and 5 inches of snow. i have to go about 120 miles early tues.for doc visit. go big P's. pipeman

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19054: OK.OK Ro"s it is ..im on my way , got 5 lbs"s of deveined shrimp ready to boil.We got any squeezins to nip at half time?..got chips and dip also..got my # shirt on for the game..and yes those big screen tv"s scare me ..i will be barking, yall swat me and i"ll shut up [or keep feeding me shrimp]..signed: SPOT the "gona keep my mouth full of shrimp and try not to bark at the big screen TV at Ro"s" talking dog of yalls porch!! pant ruff...

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19055: Am I too late for the Super Bowl Party? I brought veggies and dip! Panthers just scored again. 22-21. I could really care less but my kids are rooting for the Panthers. Golf, did someone mention golf? I love golf and I could use a round. It's cold and snowy and they are forecasting more! Someone mentioned Asa knowin' his singers. I know singers too. Anyone care for a go at RPMS on the Baby Boomer edition of Trivial Pursuit? Love that game. And it's all the more fun when you get to hum them all as you get them! Sorry to hear about your surgery, Mrs. Wiley. More prayers for you! Haven't got to the western site yet, pipeman. But I will. Not a western, but saw a John Wayne flic today--Hatari. My son loved that show. We taped it when he was very young. He just loved it!
Charlotte Tucker

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19056: post game party CT...brin the veggies...8 seconds to GO!...winning field goal comming up...signed: SPOT the "ready to eat alot" dog of the porch

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19057: congrats to the pats!!..lets eat..signed: "the pass the dip and chips"Spot the dog here

February 01, 2004 - Msg 19058: OK GANG"..Its about midnight herein ga,going down to about 35 tonight, I"ll keep the lights on the best I can till quiting time at 6 am..then Im off till thu. night at 10 pm.[12 hr shifts on weekends] my last week on night shift
for a while..well breakfast will be at about 5:45.sleep well all..gona find a movie.[prayers MW] hey AFD,asa,Ro [great party], Boo.and all..signed: SPOT the" gona find a movie on tv and put my feet up and let the shrimp settle" dog of your porch

February 02, 2004 - Msg 19059: Whoooeee! What a fun party! Thanks for coming, everyone, and bringing such good food. Glad you all enjoyed the TV - it was even better after my son arrived and showed me how to get the real "movie theater" sound part going properly.

Mary Wiggins, I guess you're right. I never heard of any team calling themselves "the pigeons." I do like pigeons, though, even if they are greedy. They're so pretty, and I like it that they mate for life. Did you all know that? I'll never forget something I saw along the freeway one day. Someone had hit a pigeon and it was lying all crumpled on the road shoulder, and its mate was pacing up and down beside it, obviously distraught, ignoring the traffic and just pacing and stopping beside its mate every few seconds. It about broke my heart, poor little thing.

Mrs. Wiley, I visited your care site, and believe me, I sympathize. That scare I had a year ago, that resulted in a thoracoscopy and a chest tube for three days, gave me a little insight into what you're feeling now. I've had a lot of surgery, about six in all I guess, and nothing left me with residual pain like that "simple" scope procedure did. I can only imagine what an open thoracotomy would do. You're going to be sore for a WHILE! There are major nerves underlying each rib, and when you start messing with them, you're going to have some local pain, referred pain, and just general PAIN! I still have numb areas across my abdomen as a result, which is fine - I just use those areas to inject my insulin. (heehee) Anyway, I found that warm packs worked well to help me sleep. Try one of those grain-bag things that you heat in the microwave. It really did help me.

Well, everyone has left, the house is back in pretty good order, and the Plum says she's ready for bed. Guess I'll head in that direction, too. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 02, 2004 - Msg 19060: Hey Ro. and Plum...look dont think you noticed but drove my tractor and pulled my small trailer to the party to carry all the trash off for ya!..got it loaded and headed to the dog house..will have a big burn tomorrow..I'll be here on and off all night [unless i snooze a bit] watching Mash the movie...well lets go old John Deer!..varoom varoom..signed: SPOT the" tractor driving hauling party trash" talking dog of this here porch....

February 02, 2004 - Msg 19061: prayers to you mrs wiley. get food and conversation ro and plum. the panthers at the end ofthe game just declared themselves the winners, picked up the trophy, money and acussed the other team of being poor losers. tee- hee. spot= hope you enjoy some well deserved time off. the middle porch is saying sleet for most of the day today then 5 inches of snow. by noon tommorow. i think since tues. i have to go 110 miles early for the doctor there just trying to scare me. tee=hee. what do you think. get you a nap in. the(gonna lite the briar pipe) pipeman hope the porchsters have a great week.

February 02, 2004 - Msg 19062: HEY PIPEMAN..yea working odd hours aint for everybody but i love having time off during the week..can get things done with no crowds...got to paint one of my small barns in the next couple of day[gona start tomorrow i hope]..they are calling for some rain here too...well gona start breakfast for all in about an hour..back to my movie ..all quite here..only on call for the crews so far..[bad transformer] they had to havg a new one..well back to my movie..signed: SPOT the "gona have a few days off from work" dog on the porch