February 06, 2004 - Msg 19156: watching bend in the river....1952...aunt bea is in it ...good movie...spot

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19157: Howdy friends, Guess this is gonna be a long message as I have not posted for a while. I went to the doctor on Tuesday and I lost another 2 and a half pounds for a total of 17. Needless to say I am thrilled.

Boo, as for the All of a Kind Family, it is pretty old. I have not seen the book for a while, but I did see the book on tape at Cracker Barrel sometime last year.

I can relate to how your felt CT at your son's game. Kyle wrestled in and exhibition match on Wednesday night and Mike and I were nervous as cats on a hot tin roof. He lost the match, but were thrilled that he got to wrestle at all.

Before Kyle was born, I had picked out the names:
Joshua Clayton or Willian Caleb for a boy. These were not Celtic enough for my hubby. That's how Kyle became a Kyle and not a Caleb or Clay.

My first flame was bad news. Very emotionally abusive and just an all around jerk. Then I met fungi and he was just the opposite in every way. Now the first flame is addicted to crack and has no self control in any area of his life. Very promiscuous. (sp?)This is the man that I prayed that God would keep me with for life. Thank God for unanswered prayers.

Heard a lady say this at a seminar a couple weeks ago and it gave me chills.

"God is just waiting for you to step into your magnificance."

Pretty awesome thought, huh?

Night ya'll
fun girl

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19158: good morning porch, since the swept porch i see spot and fun girl but everyone is in my prayers. spot= what role did aunt bea play? how similiar to aunt bea? keep the flame a burning and the porches lite. fun girl= welcome to the midwest -- the ski capitol of the u.s. missed you, congrats on the loss, some things are good to lose, remember andy's first flame. in case anyone missed the post and wondering what we're talking about. who was your first valentine, did you marry or have you seen them in the years. or your first valentine school party rememberence? I WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR EVERYONES PRAYERS. THE LORD HAS LAID HEAVY ON MY HEART, SO I HAD TO SHARE IT. WHEN YOU HAVE A SMALL CHRUCH THAT JUST GROWS, AND GROWS SOMETIMES SOME VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE FEEL THEY ARE NEGLECTED, OR HAVE NO PART OF. I ASK WE PRAY THAT IF WE HAVE UPSET ANYONE, OR THE TOPICS TO POST THEIR CONCERNS. OR E=MAIL FLOYD. WE ARE MISSING SO MANY FORMALLY ACTIVE PORCHSTERS. BANJO JERRY= ALWAYS FUNNY, COUNTY NURSE= CARING,SAGE MEDICAL NEWS., SHOE, SALTY DOG,TOM, AND YOU PROBABLY KNOW MORE THAT'S BEEN MISSING, SOME OVER 2 MONTHS. i leave it in god's hands and yours. pouring first coffee and firing up the brown truck and my briar pipe of course. love to the hole porch. i said it and i'm not taking it back as we like to say when we get something off our brilliant minds. tee- hee your pipeman

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19159: MORNING PIPEMAN!..whope my cooking has not upset anyone but Im with you ,so many missing!..bea played a cook on a wagon train, she was great,not a big part but great..you get up early what time zone are you in?..what time you get up?.im still at work till 6 EST..will keep the porch light burning!..back at 2pm for 16 more hrs then off for 4 days [yes]..gona serve cereal this morning,sugar pops,corn flakes,rice crispys,toast,grape jelly,milk,sliced fruit,coffee,..and may throw on a few flap jacks,..hope all that aint here are well..signed: SPOT the"just gona have cereal this morning" dog of this here porch missing friends!!

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19160: spot- same time zone as alabama. i think your an hour different. being retired military i always wide awke at 2 am, to mess with the troops, some folks you just can't retrain. breakfast sounds great. would appreciate a post on the missing ones by name, maybe if enough of us let's them know we love them and how valuable each one is they'll come home, nothing sadder than a reserved empty chair. check your dog house make sure no pet transmitter has been installed. keep your paint brush handy, spring will soon be here. strike one. pipeman

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19161: Thanks for the congrats on my son's game. Got together with two other sets of parents last night in a snowstorm to make signs. We had fun! I agree, pipeman, I miss those who haven't posted for awhile, but don't worry that they're upset. Sometimes porchsters just get busy. They'll be back. Tom always comes back. May take awhile, but on a day you need an upliftin', Tom'll show up with one of his special poems. Salty gets busy sometimes. Not sure about the others, but hopefully they'll be back too. Glad Kyle got to wrestle Fun Girl. Congrats on the weight loss too. Hazel, thanks for the reminder. I need to call about the place we're supposed to have that reunion. Need to get busy. How your plans comin'?
Charlotte Tucker

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19162: Just reread that--sounds like Kyle wrestled Fun Girl!

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19163: thanks for the comforting thoughts about our missing folks, sometimes when were busy we surf our favorite sites but no time to post. maybe they'll see noone is forgotten, thanks. charlotte tucker= if you want drop off the food for the reunion and spot, asa, salty, sterling, briscoe darling, mdc, goober and i will take terms guarding it. pipeman

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19164: Morning folks,

Got a e-mail from a cousin in Anchorage, Alaska he told me that we've had more snow here this winter than they have had there, 152 inches to 76 inches. This winter seems to be tagging everyone this year west, east, south, and north.

Goober, my Grandmother-in-law also suffered from Alzheimers. She has since passed but I understand what your going through. I'll keep ya in my thoughts and prays. We had a hard time dealing with the "why" part also. Granny was a quiet, dignified, respectful women. To see her go through that was tough. If it's any consolation the doctors told the family that it was going to be much harder on us than it would be on her.

Possum, Sorry to hear the news about Laci couldn't be better but I have to agree with Romeena praise God that we live in a country with the know-how to take care of such things.

Ed Sawyer, my daughters gave me THE GHOST AND MR CHICKEN for a birthday present a couple of years ago. I always said that movie is what all other movies should be measured by.

As long as were sending out prays lets continue to keep the troops and their Commander in Chief included. Our neighbor (21 years old) is in the 10th Mountain division in Afghanistan when the news broke about the 7 soldiers getting killed last week and one was from our county we scared to death. Turns out he was not involved but we (and his family) went about 24 hours before we knew. Boy, I'll tell the world got pretty small that day, from mountains of Afghanistan to the hills Cattaraugus County.

Prays to all porchsters and out to the family of the little girl in Florida. What has happened to some of us?

God Bless,

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19165: Hey, all! I haven't had a chance to do much more than scan the recent posts, but will sit down and read them tonight after dinner. Prayers to all who are dealing with trouble.

Thankfully I missed that Super Bowl incident, but I am thoroughly disgusted by the lack of respect a lot of young people have for themselves and each other. I realize it's just an image the media is pushing on the kids, but it gives them the idea that "everyone's doing it," and they're not! And I don't believe for one moment it was unplanned. Why in the world would JJ decorate a part of her body that no one was going to see? Gimme a break.

Fungirl, I'm glad you were able to get away from the ex. Your comments reminded me of a saying I like to tell my kids from time to time and that is, "God answers ALL prayers, but sometimes the answer is 'no.' " Thank God for that!

Blessings to everyone. It was chilly this morning down here in Texas... I'm ready for spring!!


February 06, 2004 - Msg 19166: Mornin' all! Yes, I too ask prayers for all our troops! Havnt mentioned it, in trying to keep porch talk "lighter", but I have a brother AND his son in USMC. Both were in Iraq and now home again, but please pray for God's covering over all of them. It aint easy! I guess sharing our problem IS really what the porch is about in a way.
Auh20- WOW, 152 inches. But much needed there to put a damper on the drought. Keeeep waaarm!
We had more needed rain in Phx!
Charlotte, your sentence was funny! And you do writing?? (teehee)
MAYBERRY GIRL where are you? We love you!
Your Christmas miracle was so great to hear!
Please come back to the porch!
Maybe some left because of that line Barney said to Andy once:
Boy, ya work with (sit on the porch with)someone long enough, and ya get as goofy as he is! LOL
T-Bone steak on the grill tonight! A little pink in the middle but I'll fix em any way ya like!
grilled corn on the cob and baked potatoes in the coals! Can do in AZ! Come on over!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19167: Good Morning Des, and everyone else!

Chilly in Texas?! I got to scrape the ice off my van again! But I, like everyone else, am ready for spring!

Excuse me while I gripe a minute. I took the trouble to go to Fed Ex at 9:00 yesterday morning to get a package off with an early start. It has to go from Michigan to Florida and be there by Monday. (Yesterday was Thursday) It was unframed artwork going to our framer, so the timing was unavoidable and unfortunate. Big box, big price: $155.00!! for shipping! That didn't make me happy. But I understand sometimes you have to pay for stuff. What makes me angry though, is when I check the tracking on the package I paid 155.00 for 2 day service. Expected date of delivery is Monday! I sent it Thursday. They show they recieved it from me 9:00am. They did NOTHING with it until 9:30 last night! ERRRRGGGHHH! It BETTER be there by Monday! AND at 9:30 last night it was still here in Michigan! Oh well, enough about that!

Some one was asking about first flames. Mine wasn't the best situation either. I met him while I was still in high school, and we married a few years later. He was, and is, a nice person, but he came from an abusive and broken home, and sometimes I don't think we realize how damaging that is to a child. He ended up with a drinking and drug problem, and it was more than our marriage could take. I knew he had problems when we married, but being a young idealist I really thought I could help him. That is not a good reason to marry a person! I married again at 30, and husband number 2 came from a stable loving family, and he is a man of integrity and discipline. We have had our problems from time to time, but in this marriage there are TWO people trying to make it work! And that makes all the difference. Not to mention that we both are God-fearing, Christians who are old enough now to understand that our actions effect others around us!

auh20, thanks for the reminder to keep the President and especially the troops in our prayers. A timely suggestion and I will heed it.

May God's gentle Spirit be with Carlie and may the Comforter be with her family at this time. Such a sad day...

Mary Wiggins

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19168: Congrats to mrs Wiley! Great Aunt, way to go!
Hazel- that was good advice. Wish all mothers could be home like mine was for me and my sibs.
Mary- yes, sad day, please all parents, show them how to get away. Our hearts and prayers go out!
Despite the news, let's all do our best to have a good weekend and to get to church on Sunday.

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19169: so many heavy hearts in the world today.prayers for the little girl and her family, and the family that has been destroyed because this husband abd father's actions. prayers for our troops and their families. we tend to forget in every war the parents, friends, wives, children who wage a war of getting by, poverty, stress not knowing, and when the soldier returns they are a different person and so are the spouces. a lot of adjustments, some never recover. mdc= posted new tv westerns magizine being published, photo covers. pipeman

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19170: to lighten things up=== a ten year old boywanted a 100 dollars worth of toys, which was impossible. so he wrote GOD AND PRAYED REAL HARD. WELL THE POST OFFICE SAW IT MARKED GOD USA. NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO THEY SENT IT TO THE PRESIDENT. THE president was so moved he sent the boy 5.00 dollars. when the boy recieved he wrote GOD thanking him for the money. the boy suggested GOD not send any financial thinks thru washington because them jerks kept 95 dollars. pipeman

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19171: LOL!
good one Pipeman,

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19172: Hello everyone havent been on lately,the old PC has a virus in Internet explorer and Im having major problems getting on the net lucked out today and snuck on through microsoft home page ,hope to resolve my problem early next week with a new Pc ,my old one needs upgrading anyhow may as well do it now .everyone have a great weekend .Spot you and Pipeman keep cooking up the great food .hope to check in on everyone next week

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19173: "Hey our prayers are getting answered'!..A lot of the lost porchsters are trickling back...hey MD,des,auh2o,mdc,afd,pipeman,asa,mary,fg,BOO,RO,
hazel,CT,...lets have pot luck for supper tonight..I will have the pickled eggs,slaw,hot sauce,hot peppers,and kool-aid,yall bring a dish!..signed: SPOT the " pot luck dog" of the porch

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19174: Would you believe they put a new filter on the school computers and I can't get into TAGSRWC site because it is marked "forums."
Errrrrrggggg! I always visited on my prep time.

Hi everyone -
I'll try to write more later -


February 06, 2004 - Msg 19175: Sorry HM! Filters are good for the kids, that is for sure. Too bad about your FedEx, but on 2 days, they often delay the outgoing for priority ones. When I was teaching, there were no computers! Or I should say that the school just got a few Apple 2-E's !! By the way, apple macs are 20 years old this year! Now i really feel old.
Continued prayers for the porch and for the world.
Spot, potluck instead of my t-bones? Well...ok!

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19176: Yep CT, sounded funny. Like Kyle and I were wrasslin. I used to be able to wrestle with him, but for the last couple years he has gotten too stong for me.

I just knew if I was patient and showed unconditional love to the JERK I was dating, that he would come to know that someone valued him and that he could open himself up to love. HA! Fat chance. All he did was drag me down. Finally I moved back home with my parents to get away from him. I just knew I would not be able to stay away from him any other way. Sometimes we do things we don't want to do, but they turn out for good in the end.

As for the missing porchsters,

"We shall meet, but we shall miss them. They will be an empty chair."

And now, in the words of Porky Pig, That's all folks.

fun girl

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19177: I guess that sounded like the Jerk and I were living together. Nope, just lived in the same small town.


February 06, 2004 - Msg 19178: MDC...T-BONES!..what pot luck!..we will meet at your house!..we can still throw vittles together and say grace..[I eat alot]...hey to all!..a filter HM?..hum..sone have a window where you can turn filter on or off..hum..well guess what "NASCAR STARTS TOMORROW WITH THE BUD SHOOTOUT UNDER THE LIGHTS"..the kids and me and a few friends are gona watch at my house [dog house] yall come on over ...signed: SPOT the"nascar loving" dog of this vaaarooomm porch..lights are on

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19179: tommorow the brown truck drives to the bud shoot out. declares itself the winner, takes trophy and money and head for spots. what? if nascar changes the rules why can't our brown truck? pipeman

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19180: whaddaya bet NASCAR doesn't have any wardrobe malfunctions? ~ Mrs. Wiley

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19181: pipeman the Bud Shootout is call an Allstar race,..hum...the brown truck and you should be able to run in it!.swing by the house [dog house],got a little shop out back and I will give her a little tune up [maybe install NOS]..and I think you will be able to hang with the big boys..MDC steaks were great, and all the pot luck also signed: SPOT the"pipemans pit crew chief" dog of the porch

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19182: Mrs. Wiley [aka AS] you are SO write would not be a good into for Nextel!..think we will be ok though,heard pipeman and MDC are doing the mid race show....[naked chickens in the freezer?]..hum..signed: SPOT the" watching American Chopper" dog of the porch..varooom

February 06, 2004 - Msg 19183: OK now watching American Hot Rod....what cha'll want for a midnight snack tonight?...wana order pizza? if so what kind..?..spot

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19184: Pizza sounds good, Spot (no anchovies, please).

Hi to you all. Went out tonight and bought a new sofa and leather recliner. Had to order the chair special to get it in the leather I wanted and they say it will take 2 or 3 months! It better be SOME special chair. The sofa is kind of a honey-brown color and should be here on Thursday and will look just wonderful next to my old, broken-down, blue recliner (sheesh!).

Hope everybody has a great weekend.


February 07, 2004 - Msg 19185: WOW {rich} Boo..Leather!..ordering large pizzas,some with sausage and mushrooms,some with ham and onions and extra black olvies,some with ground beef and extra cheese, lots of cfheese bread sticks,a glass of foame for those whose wants it and plenty of ice water..watching a cary grant and tony curtis movie Operation Petticoat WW11 submarine movie..1959..breakfast at 5:30..signed: SPOT the" pizza eating submarine movie watching" dog of your funny porch....down parascope..

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19186: I love the movie Operation Petticoat, spot! I haven't seen it in years though. Thanks for the pizza. : )

Leather recliner, Boo - is it anything like the leather chair Barney had picked out to put in his den?

Congrats to Mrs. Wiley on the new grandnephew and CT's son on the big win...ALL THE WAY AT STATE!! I'll be rootin' for him!

Your grillin' was superb MDC. Haven't had a TBone that good in a long while. Like mine a little pink in the middle too!

Prayers for everyone all around - and for our President and all service personnel everywhere (and their families).

Night all! God bless America!


February 07, 2004 - Msg 19187: "PIZZA IS HERE"!yall grab a slice and enjoy!..pop fizz..feet up! good movie! got a fire going in the dog house!..Life is good..yes Life is good...signed: SPOT the"prayers to all in need and at large" dog of your porch..ruff ruff

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19188: AFD you must have got to the pizza delivery person before he got to the dog house and got your slice [ha ha][we posted at the same time]..spot

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19189: Sorry about stepping on your paws there, spot, and hijacking the pizza! ; ) Good stuff!

Just about forgot - Thanks Hazel for the PT advice! : )


February 07, 2004 - Msg 19190: AFD,thats ok, forgot what part of the country ya are in,im in ga. ..im at work whats yer excuse for being a night owl?..spot[the curious]dog..ruff ruff

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19191: MORNING GANG!..split fried oscar weiners,fried in butter till they curl,hash brown taters,grits,scrambled eggs,toast,apple butter,grape jelly,sliced canalope,coffee,milk,a tear from my roll of paper towels and were off to the table!..signed: SPOT the"gona eat and go home from work and sleep" dog of yalls porch...!

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19192: good morning and prayers for one and all. i'll bet brisco saw those owls- bad omens last night. you know those wonderfull night owls on the porch. ha. let's see if we can get brisco and the boys next week to play- good night sweetheart, good night? a great 1958 closer, just clutched you.made a tear of joy appear, don't you think? let's have a valentines dance party for us youngsters, what do you say? boo= old and broken down are comfortable even if it is sad, i mean blue about being pushed aside after all these years of service. we are talking about the blue recliner not the fellow right? mdc=== did you check out new magizine on www. television westerns .com? let me know what you think. well i hate to go but i must. some songs can't get out of our heads. a cup of joe, pipe filled with cherry pipe tobacco awe life don't get much better.

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19193: if you hadn't guessed the above was brought to you from your humble, bashfull pipeman.ha. well spot == be there at 7am and let the crew chief get the brown truck a runnin. spot= you said nascar mid time show of naked chickens? well we could throw them naked freezer chickens out into the stands and to be good spots i mean sports throw each driver one as we start the rest of the race . that should slow them down when they throw them cold birds on the track and only the brown truck high enough to miss them. victory dinner at spot's tonight. pipeman

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19194: Off to state today. Lots of snow here. Wish us well! We're so-o-o-o excited. Our 7th graders' record is 17-3 (only 2 of the losses were to 8th grade teams) and the team we're playing has a record of 20-3 so should be a good, tough game. I'll let ya'll know how it goes. My birthday is tomorrow--a win today would be a good birthday present, don't ya think? No time for chitchat just now. Gotta get movin'!
Charlotte Tucker

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19195: Morning Folks,

Charlotte, Congrats to your son. He'll have memories of that for a lifetime.


February 07, 2004 - Msg 19196: ... and Happy Birthday

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19197: charlotte tucker= we're all praying and rootin for a win today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE 21 . my birthday is feb 16. i can't remember how old i'll be but as long as i have god, family, porch and my pipes i don't need to remember. on to victory c.t. pipeman

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19198: and my television westerns. great life. hello to the rest of you porchsters. have a great one. pipeman

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19199: Morning All!

My birthday is on the 25th! Lots of February birthdays! Happy Birthday Charlotte, and good luck on the game, can't wait to hear the results! Pipeman, you have to wait til the 16th for my birthday wishes!

Breakfast sounds great, but what about some cold leftover pizza for breakfast? (Yuck, actually I HATE that!)LOL

My son has a b-ball game today too, but he is only 6 so it will be more amusing than anything else! Lot's of fun though!

Mayberry wishes to one and all,
Mary Wiggins

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19200: Happy Birthday Charlotte!! GO STATE!!

Woke up this am to the sweet sounds of a cement pour - the new SFla, porch is underway!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "What'cha doin now?"
Opie: "I'm crying and I can't stop."
Andy: "... well, don't get your clothes all dirty."

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19201: Good luck and Happy Birthday to Charlotte.

Yes, AFD, I am sure its the same chair Barney picked out. I feel condfident of that! heehee
Also, it was the recliner I was talking about and not my husband.

Gotta go... got a toddler hangin' on my arm. Bye.


February 07, 2004 - Msg 19202: Hello all! I'm going to the mountains for the weekend. Happy Birthday Charlotte! Prayers for all! Here is: "Doug's Tune". Cya!

Briscoe Darling Jr.

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19203: Briscoe, be careful crossing over the Robert E. Lee Nautral bridge.
- Hazel

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19204: My friends, I need your prayers this day, or my Father does I should say. He has suddenly taken a turn for the worse and it is not looking very promising at all. I would ask that you might pray for a quick and peaceful return to his Heavenly Father. I can't stand to see him suffer the way he is and I know he is suffering.
Sorry to come here and throw a blanket on the party, but I know you folks so well that I just feel ok in asking for your peti-tions to the God.
Thank you so much. I probably won't be here for a while but I will keep you updated.


February 07, 2004 - Msg 19205: Prayers going up for your Daddy, Asa. Please keep us posted.

Thanks for the tune, Junior. That one makes me cry.


February 07, 2004 - Msg 19206: Thank you for sharing your Father's need for prayer, Asa. We are always here for you. Maybe we can join right now in a porch prayer. Dear Lord, We thank you for your goodness because you are good all the time. Even when things get so hard, you are there with us and we wouldn't be able to carry the burden and pain alone. Thank you for your incredible mercy in giving us friends to help share our burdens. We want to pray for our dear friend, Asa and for his dear Father. Please give your strength, peace and comfort now when it is needed so much. We would pray for a painless journey for Asa's Father as he leaves this world to enter glorious life with you. We rejoice that he will be in your presence soon to enjoy all you have prepared for him but we hurt for our friend who has to face this grief. Heal his heart in your time and be his incredible strength and comfort. Praise you Lord for providing all that we need. We love and adore you. In Jesus name, Amen.


February 07, 2004 - Msg 19207: asa= my prayers for your father , you and your family. pray the lord gives you and yours the strength to endure what you must. we're all here for you. is your mother still living? i understand because i lost mt dad in 1995 and mom in 2000. only have two living relatives older than me, now that will make you feel old. pipeman

February 07, 2004 - Msg 19208: Asa,

Much love and prays out to you and your family.


February 08, 2004 - Msg 19209: spot - I'm from the Missouri Ozarks. I often stay up late because with an active 3 yr old in the house, it's about the only time I have to myself.

Well, old Dale Jarrett didn't need the brown truck to win the Bud Shootout, did he, pipeman? Maybe you got him riled and he didn't want you and your super crew chief spot to make him look bad.

Happy Birthday Charlotte!

Prayers for you, Asa, your Father, and your family as well. May God's loving arms support you, Asa, and the precious Holy Spirit be your comfort now and in the days to come. Know that the words of the lovely prayer Boo prayed echo through the hearts of each one here. We love you.


February 08, 2004 - Msg 19210: Howdy Porch! Have a wonderful weekend. FRANKIE FLINT

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19211: welcome to the porch frankie flint- stop by anytime you can get away from your pa. he ;oves you and so do we.a nicer, more caring,there for you group of folks you won't find anywhere.the friendly porch has just smiled because your with us. come often, we'll leave the light on. pipeman

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19212: afd= i love the ozarks and eastern tenn. not the tourist part just the peacefull serenity there. just you and GOD and fresh air. your making me tear up thinking about it. asa= praying for you. brisco darling, jr.== are we going to have a valentines party? can you play good night sweetheart goodnight? that was a great 1958 closer. don't it just clutch you. good morning porch- chruch day. pipeman

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19213: My thoughts are with you, Asa.

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19214: spot= we won yesterday the brown truck upset dale jerrett so bad he came in second. do you want to be spot the brown truck driver next race? pipeman

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19215: Good Sabbath Porch!
Asa, I'm praying for you and your Father. Grant him Eternal Peace, oh Lord. ~ Mrs. Wiley

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19216: Good to see you again Frankie Flint. You go back a long ways. How long has it been?

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19217: Hi Porch, Spent yesterday tearing up ceramic tile our kitchen, so we can get new tile put down soon!
Prayers for asa's father.
I'm pretty tired, so will see ya all tomorrow!
Bushed MDC.

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19218: just heard of a new website, comes recommended, i haven't checked it out yet. timstvshowcase.com suppose to have a lot of mayberry pictures and there down loadable. pipeman

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19219: how many andy griffith mayberry tv guide covers were issued? care to guess? answer on tues. pipeman

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19220: Prayers for your dad, Asa. Sorry I wasn't here on the porch when that request first came through. Anxiously awaiting an update from you. How old is your dad? Well, folks, my son's team got beat at the state tournament, but the experience was great and boy did they have no problem taking our money down there. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, a photo plaque of the team & cheerleaders and we bought it all! I say, how often do you get a chance to go to state? Well, it was fun while it lasted. Are you gettin' a new porch, Mrs. Wiley? How are you feelin'? Pipeman, I have no clue about the TV guide covers. Am interested in hearing the answer. I do believe I've heard that Lucy was on more than anyone else. Is that true? Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Had a quiet day at home today after church. Party at my Mom's will be next Sunday night.
Charlotte Tucker

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19221: Just checked out that timstvshowcase.com site. Nice, real nice. He's got the same music on there that Mavis has on the Cutlass. Pipeman, I also checked out the westerns site. It's a good one too.

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19222: hey to everybody on the porch.We are just starting to thaw out here,so I thought I'd leave the fireplace and check in .Pipieman,that sounds like a great idea,we'll hide out at ky lake.it'll for sure take Barney awhile to catch up with us,but,when he does I say we demand to be taken to the sheriff and some of aunt beas cooking.well,I'm making homemade hot chocolate and I've got a pot of homemade soup on the stove,ya'll stop by for a late night snack.ky girl

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19223: Howdy, friends. Just have time for a quick visit. Prayers for Asa and his dear dad. I know that road, having just walked it recently. It would have been much harder had I not known that our Lord stood at the end of it, ready to welcome my dad home.

Regarding first flames, I have to say I had a couple of first "flares", as most teenage girls do, but only one true flame, and even though he's now with the Lord, the flame still exists in my heart, and always will.

Pipeman, Spot, CT, Boo, Mary Wiggins, MDC, Mrs. Wiley, BDJ, Dež, Hazel, AFD, AuH2O, and everyone else - please have a super, wonderful week! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19224:

February 08, 2004 - Msg 19225: Hey guys, sorry I been kind of out of the loop for awhile, just been going through some stuff here. I hope everyone is well tonight. Asa you and your dad both have my prayers. I hope he will give you the strength to get through this. Everyone take care and stay warm. Love to you all--Salty Dog

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19226: Hey pipeman, I'm not much for the tourist-y stuff either. We live about 45 miles north of Branson in a nice rural area. Far enough from the highway to be peaceful, but close to the city if we need to run in to get something.
And if I remember reading right, I think there were 7 or 8 TVGuide covers with TAGS.

Bummer about the game Charlotte, but I'm sure it was an experience your son and his team will never forget. Who knows, maybe next year is their year!

Prayers for Asa, his Dad and his family, Mrs. Wiley, pipeman, Goober's Dad, and all the rest of the porch and their families.

Have a good week everyone.

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19227: A Big Hey to the Porch, its been to long since I have come to the porch. Guess I have been so busy looking for makeup and lipstick. FRANKIE FLINT

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19228: Mornin' Y'all. Prayers for your Daddy,Asa. God Bless.
Hope everyone has a nice Monday!
possum under a rock

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19229: good morning porch. i woke up yjis morningpraying for your dad, you and the family. may god always smile on you and yours. salty dog= prayers for you and yours.i have this alter ego i created called omar bongo. when the load gets to heavy i lay it at his feet and everytime a part of the bad things come i say poor omar, i guess i ought to help him.we all know a fellow or someone like him. got fired for downloading video games at work. car repoed, furniture repoed, unemployment ran out. wife left him, can't keep a dog they run away. well i start laughing because it's not happening but the lord makes the loadf seem fixible. pipeman

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19230: i'm not awake yet= above first part for asa. and i lay the load down at the feet of jesus.. == frankie flint= but don't you look pretty? doesn't she look pretty? ky girl if we are good and clean our plates from aunt bea, they might give us the key to the city. remember young ladies shouldn't clink when they walk. great to have you back we missed you. afd= brown truck won. it upset dale so bad he came in second trying to catch the brown truck. we're taking requests for a different driver of the brown truck every week. spot has this week as driver. rest of season open for you drivers. just post week your driving. time for a cup of joe and to light the briar pipe, relax with the lord and i. doesn't get any better. your pipeman

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19231: When I looked at a site on Allan Melvin last night that lists his credentials, it listed only 3 Andy eps: Barney's Uniform, Howard's Main Event, and Jailbreak. I thought of 3 more immediately: he was one of the veggie salesmen, he was the hotel detective, and he was the army recruiter. I know there were some others. Somebody help me out. Not to mention Sgt. Hacker on Gomer Pyle USMC!
Charlotte Tucker

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19232: Hey to the porch. Was a long weekend...but time to get back on track!

Asa...many prayers for you and your dad. Rest in the fact that while we can't and don't understand so many things we're faced with, His grace is sufficient to hold every heart, wipe every tear and heal every hurt.

Also..many thanks to the porch for prayers with my dad. It's very tough to see those you care about failing...this disease is horrible...I just pray that God will take him soon...and not have him continue through this.

Hey to everbody! We're finally getting a little bit of heat here in Chicago...gonna make it all the way to 33 today! I'll be taking my shoes off and runnin around the garage! :-)


February 09, 2004 - Msg 19233: good morning charlotte tucker, goober, sterling,mdc, mrs wiley, fun girl, boo, asa, brisco darling, jr., rest of the porch. goober== where do you keep the hot sauce?i bet i've been thru every cupboard in the kitchen looking for it. did you know that you have a box of baking soda dated 1963? i quess brisco doesn't know the song good night sweet heart good night. the 1958 clouser for valentines dance mayberry style. pipeman

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19234: just noticed tags is moving back to it's original time slot. 6;30 cdt. pipeman

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19235: HEY GANG!...been busy with the kids this weekend ...at work now , gona read the archives!..Im on the porch till 6 am..I"ll pick up something for supper at the store...signed SPOT the" been off the porch too long" dog of the porch

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19236: spot,you can have some hot chocolate and homemade soup for supper if you like,still thawing out here,but,at least I can see some grass in places.I'll stop by later,prayers to all,ky girl

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19237: !!! OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION!!!
This is to notify you folks that reside here on "The Porch", that you all are some of the most kind hearted and wonderful folks I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, cyber or in real.
As I have read some of your posts on behalf of my Dad, myself and my family I am truly honored to sit with you wonderful people. Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words, especially when some of you are going through the very same thing.
Sadly, after a few days in the hospital, and many many tests, they cannot determine what has caused his sudden downhill slide. It has been dramatic to say the least, and very sad to watch. Sadly his condition is the same if not worse than a few days ago. I do hope and pray his suffering is minimal.
Thank you again for your kindness. You all are wonderful folks who I appriciate more than words can describe.


February 09, 2004 - Msg 19238: These might have already been mentioned, but Allan Melvin also played Fred, the bully who kept sweeping trash into the street, and he played the bully truck farmer.

Still praying for you and yours, Asa.


"You Barney's friend, you stop that fight!!"

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19239: Oops... "Barney's Uniform" is the one with Fred. My bad. :-)


February 09, 2004 - Msg 19240: LOL!! And he was the veggie salesman Charlotte mentioned. Well I'm a lotta help! I ain't very ept.


"Andy, I'm no good. I'm just no good."

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19241: ky girl ill have a bowl of that soup right now before supper....sounds good ..prayers for your dad asa....my dad is 73 and still farming and driving..his mom[my grandmother] is in a nursing home but the Loard willing she will be 94 on the 4th of july..stills writes letters ,mind good,gets hair done every week...very cool lady..once again prayers for ya...glad to hear from ya salty dog!..signed SPOT the"glad nextel cup racing is started back and hoping some of yall are nascar freaks like the old dog" talking dog of yalls porch....

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19242: Howdy, friends! Allan Melvin was also part of Hubcaps Lesch's gang, he was the "nephew" who picked her up after she unloaded the car on Barney.

Asa and Goober, my heart goes out to you both. I've walked that path, and it's rocky. Keep the faith, trust in the Lord, and know that it can't and won't last forever. One consolation is that the worse Alzheimer's gets, the less the patient is aware of their situation, by the very nature of the disease. Their perception of reality is not the same as ours. For example, when my aunt was well into the disease, she saw nothing at all unusual in the fact that my mother was giving her a tub bath and dressing her like a child. In fact, she wanted to show people the bathtub, because "it's just the most wonderful thing, and makes you feel so good." I know there can be violent outbursts - my dad had them - but you just have to remember that it's the disease acting out, not the person you love. My prayers are for you, friends.

My landscaper friend has been here today, and we've made some more plans for some work in my back yard, involving a pathway and a rose bed, and some lighting. It should be lovely. Am also planning to have the inside of the house painted (no, I'm not calling Newton Monroe) and the carpet replaced sometime over the next year. Then maybe my nest will be finished, and I can just enjoy it. God is good.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19243: Romeena, I think you should grow some spinish.


February 09, 2004 - Msg 19244: (((((Asa, family, and Dad))))) hugs and prayers to you all. . .


February 09, 2004 - Msg 19245: That's not true, Des. You're good, you're good.
And I think you're right about Romeena growing spinish. I'd think she'd enjoy watchin' that grow before her very eyes.
- Hazel

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19246: "WE WANT SPINISH..WE WANT SPINISH!.. look yall tonight its pork roast,little red potatoes,carrots,onions,all cooked in the crock pot,navy beans,hot corn bread with real butter,green onions,hot peppers,sweet tea,and a tear from my roll of parer towels..ready at 7:00 kinda late tonight...prayers asa..signed: SPOT the "nascar cook dog" of this here porch..ruff ..ruff

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19247: Well, around here it's sloppy Joe's, green beans and chocolate chip cookies (I made my son's favorites tonight).

We love and appreciate you, too, Asa. Thanks for the kind words.

Ro, your back yard sounds amazing. I might just have to make a trip North to see it sometime.

Gotta go tend to the young'uns. Bye,

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19248: Evening Porch,
I just dropped my in-laws off at the airport. They are heading down to the southern end of the porch to get away from the cold and snow! (Wish I could have gotten on that plane with 'em!) They are such wonderful people. I am so blessed to have in-laws that are supportive, loving and kind. Sometimes I like them better than my husband!! (just kidding!) My own parents are already gone, so it makes me appreciate my in-laws even more. Asa, I have been thinking of you, and praying for you. I can honestly tell you that time does heal all wounds. I have been "an orphan" for 6 years already. It sure doesn't seem that long. But God is good, and I know where my folks are, and that they are both in God's loving care. Seeing your parents suffer sure is one way of making it easier to let them go...

But then, there's the future...during dinner I asked my 6 year old if anything interesting happened at school today. I expected some news about someone losing a tooth, or that it was someone's birthday today, but noooooo! My little guy told me he got in a fight with the biggest boy in the class. The way he described it was Jack was teasing someone else so my guy told him, "I'm not afraid of you" so Jack jumped on him and my guy punched Jack! I was rather surprised to hear this, and I asked what did the teacher do? He said she didn't see the fight but he did get his name on the board for something else!! Trust me, that is NOT like my boy a-tall! I guess that's what I get for going around asking questions!

Where has Irishter gone and run off to? I hope he visits again soon! And all the other missing folks. Well, I better hit the hay, y'all have a peaceful Mayberry night!

Mary Wiggins

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19249: Good Evening Porch! "Go Sacramento Kings"

February 09, 2004 - Msg 19250: HEY FRANKIE FLINT!glad to meet ya!..im spot goobers talking dog..im in ga. where are you at?..I do alot of the cooking here on the southern end of the porch..hey Boo,Ro,salty dog,mary,HM,hazel,possum,plum,Des,pipeman,goober,asa[prayers],AFD,ky girl,fg,CT,auh2o,lost county nurse,and all the porchsters...we will have a midnight snack later..gona drum up something goooood,signed: SPOT the"watching the andy show about barn. finding a wife for andy" talking dog of the coolest ciber porch on the net...ruff..ruff..

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19251: Howdy, everyone! Spinish, huh? Well, I just might, you never can tell. I do love the stuff. One of my favorite things, and a real dieter's secret, is spinish dip. You know, the one that you make with the dry vegetable soup mix. The recipe calls for a cup of mayo and a whole bunch of sour cream, and I make it with one tablespoon of mayo (for "smooth"), a fourth cup of sour cream, and a whole big carton of fat-free yogurt. Into that I mix four packages of soup mix, and then stir in four or five packages of thawed frozen spinish, with as much liquid squeezed out as I can. Add some chives or green onions, and a couple of cans of chopped water chestnuts, and it's delish! It's supposed to be a dip, but the way I make it, it's almost a salad. I make up a big bowl of it, and it lasts me three or four days. I can make a meal out of a bowl of it, and there are very, very few calories in it, but lots of nutrition.

Boo, you're very kind. However, while the yard is pretty, it's not something you'd drive six hours to see, by a long shot. I'll email you a few pictures, though, if you'd like.

Where is TOM? I miss that boy and his beautiful poetry. He has the most uncanny talent for posting just the right thing at the right time.

Well, guess I'll turn in. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19252: ok gang..late snack time..pemento cheese sandwiches..fretoes..[bbq flavor]..big glass of mild [cold]..ok back to leave it to beaver on TV land...signed: SPOT the" see ya at breakfast" dog of the cabin porch...lights are on ...go nascar..

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19253: "MORNIN DEARS"....BLT sandwiches for breakfast this morning!..white and wheat bread toasted and non toasted..salt, pepper, lots of MAYO....[mustard if ya like]..OJ,coffee,milk,,,WAKE UP YALL!..hope everyone has a great day..getting off here at the old power company at 6,back at 2pm..will be on thbe porch then!..who is gona say grace this morning?...signed SPOT the"gona eat a BLT [or 2] and put it between the sheets" dog of your cool cyber porch...ruff ..ruff..

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19254: asa& goober= your in my prayers. ro said it best in her msg feb 9 #19242. boo= better clean joe up- i hear he's getting a little sloppey. question- will eating spinache really make us look and feel 20 again?SPOT== IF YOU DON'T AGREE TO DRIVE THE BROWN TRUCK THIS WEEKEND, I'LL LET ERNEST T. BASS DRIVE IT. TRIVIA TV QUIDE ANSWER: ANDYS MAYBERRY APPEARED 8 times. first one may 11- 17 1963. featured andy lying on the grass and opie laying across him. mayberry rfd appeared only once on tv guide. sam and his son on cover. have a great day. time to lite the old briar. love to all. pipeman

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19255: Good Morning everyone. I hope everyone is doing ok for a Tuesday. Went to TN over the weekend and it was good to get away from the job for awhile. Now I'm right back at it lol. Asa, I'm so sorry about your Dad, and them not knowing what is causing it must make it harder. Ro, I just made some of that spinish dip last week. I'm doing the Atkins diet and it's one of the things I can have on it. I love that stuff. Of course I cant have it on the wheat crackers I love, but it's just as good on raw veggies. So far I've lost 25 pounds on it. Well it's off to work for me ya'll take care and have a Mayberry kind of day my love to you all--Salty Dog

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19256: 25 pounds! Good for you, Salty! Way to go! I should find such discipline! (I need some.) Boo, I made chocolate chip cookies for my family last night too! What a coincidence. Prayers for Asa and Goober. So sorry for your trials. I guess they are supposed to make us stronger. Good for your son, Mary Wiggins, for stickin' up for someone else. My little girl did that a while back on the bus. A bully was kicking a little black kindergarten girl so my daughter slugged him. Then he slugged my daughter back and made her cry. Then another boy in my daughter's sixth grade class came up and slugged the bully and made him cry. My daughter said she sorta felt sorry for the bully once he was crying too! Maybe it'll teach him not to bully anymore! Reminds me of Opie and that milk money thief! Hope ya'll have a a good day. Hey to Spot and Pipeman and Mr. Darlin's Cuz and Dež and everybody!
Charlotte Tucker

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19257: ((Asa)) - Prayers for you and your family. It is tough at the end when we sometimes feel helpless as to what to do to make things easier for our loved ones. Hope your dad's suffering is minimal.
My hubby lost his father the day after Thanksgiving last November. He had been in ill health for several years but had been fighting valiantly with cancer for the last 5 years. It was such a comfort for our family to all be there to tell him that he was a good husband, dad, grandpa, etc., and that we loved him the last moments of his life. He went peacefully with all his family there. It's hard letting go, but knowing when he took his last breath on earth, he took his first breath in heaven.

Good for you, Salty!! Way to go!!

Allan Melvin also played the convict in "Andy's Vacation".

Mmmm...Spinish!! I love putting it in with my meat and sauce when I make lasagna! Good stuff!

Hugs and prayers for everyone on the porch.

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19258: Speaking of Allan Melvin, you know I met him once?! Well, it was actually in a dream. It was outside on the set of Gomer Pyle USMC, and I forgot what we talked about but he was a nice guy! I don't know why I met a supporting actor and not the main star, but sometimes things work like that.

Prayers for Asa and Goober's respective Dads. My Dad's FINALLY feeling his age(it's about time!:)He still goes out and shovels snow like a madman ),and I hope I can be as brave as you guys when things start to go downhill.
-Sterling Holobyte

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19259: salty dog= great to hear from you. we've been praying everything was ok. lost 25 pounds. that's great. i think all the lovely porch ladies are working on losing some, no wonder us fellows have to fend for ourselves, ugh! hi afd= i hope all this spinache makes us strong and feeling like we're 20 again like popeye. pipeman

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19260: Hi all, Mr Darlin's Cuz here! Whew, rough weekend taking up ceramic tile in several rooms. That overweight hammer and big chisel got quite a workout and so did I. Tilers coming next week to put in the new!
Continued prayers for Asa's dad. I add another to boo or charlottes prayer of a while ago.
Father God Almighty, take your servant, Asa's dad into you heavenly kingdom. May he be with you forever. As I write this, the song Shenendoah is
playing in the radio. My mom continues her fight as well. God is good and will and does hear us.
In reading archives, I saw that no one mentioned the beatles Ed Sullivan 40th annv. I was about 12, laying on the living room floor wondering what the big deal was all about.
My mom just kept saying "I dont get it."

Did you all see where a NC krispy kreme is starting to sell kosher donuts?

I see now how TV can affect us! After months of watching nothing but Andy and other pretty mellow shows, I decided to watch the opening of Pearl Harbor the other night and had terrible nightmares! It's back to Andy for me.

First flames...hmmm.... in 6th grade I made a homemade, pretty fancy valentine for a girl that I had a total crush on. I slipped it onto her desk at the beginning of recess. She turned out to be a real Helen tho! Not EVEN a spark from her, much less a flame. (teehee) Oh well, that's life. Been married now for 28 years, so cant complain! (Tho some may see that as a reason TO complain!) (heehee)
More later,

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19261: Howdy. Hope everyone is well. I sure did enjoy the TAGS ep on TVLand last night (I think its called A Wife For Andy). I just love it when Barney is so excited that when he answers the door at Thelma Lou's he says, "Thelma, Andy Lou's here!". Kills me! I wanted to tell you what my darlin' baby girl did last night while we were watching TAGS. She looked at Andy all dressed up in his suit and said, "Andy! I love him a whole lot!", then she went to the TV screen and tried to kiss him. I must be raisin' that girl right!

Speaking of, sounds like some of you are raising some great kids who aren't afraid to help others in need. You should be proud.

Gotta go, my toddler is into something.


February 10, 2004 - Msg 19262: Yes, boo, that's a neat episode. Have seen a few local ones lately that are great ones too.
Love "Goober's Art of love" where Goober is hangin around Andy and barney on their dates, so Andy says to goober:
"Barney's got a girl, Ive got a girl,"
and then barney says:
"All God's chillin got a girl!"
Then Goober takes out Lydia Crosswait,
and Andy says:
"Goober, your hair is drippin'." (haha)

pipeman- let's meet at Daytona this weekend!
(Or maybe at Ro's big screen)
ky girl and others- hope you are thawing out a bit these days. East has sure had a cold winter.
Our gas is up in price here, and they say it's due to having to make so much heating oil.
spot- anything cookin for tonight?
Last night's local ep was when barney finds the quarter mil, and to throw off the robber he walks into floyd's smokin a CIGAR! I forgot about that one! Even gives one of these "35 centers" to Floyd.
Floyd tells the robber:
"If you're lookin for some action, see Fife; no limit, dueces wild." Very funny one!
Your "back on the porch with a tired right arm" MDC

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19263: "HEY ALL" pipeman,asa,salty dog,CT,fg,MDC,Boo,..back at work now...congrats to all weight loosers...wish i could gain about 15 lbs...just caint..well let me get some paper work done ..will be here till morning...will cook supper for all..signed: SPOT the"need 15 lbs" dog of yalls porch

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19264: Spot- BLT's for breakfast and still need 15 lbs??
Must have high metabolism. Thyroid ok?
We're cookin beef roast in the crock pot, with carrots, potatoes, onion etc. can begin to smell the aroma now...

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19265: Yea MDC, high metabolisum like my mom, at about 180 but over 6ft 2 just need a little more meat on the old dogs bones...but never the less love to eat..and BLT"s are good for breakfast...that roast sure smells good..signed SPOT the"smell pot roast" dog of the porch...ruff pant..