February 10, 2004 - Msg 19266: Hey to the Porch. Ain't been around in awhile, and it's nice to see ever'body. Asa, my prayers are going up concerning your daddy and the rest of your family. And now, to wish my old friend Briscoe Darling, Jr. a HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear
Happy birhday to you!!!

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19267: Happy Birthday, Briscoe Darlin!


February 10, 2004 - Msg 19268: HAPPY B-DAY BDJ!...SPOT..I"LL GO TO PUBLIX AND GET A CAKE..back in a few...how many candles?..ha ha....spot

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19269: Looks like the porch did a sweep! I read somewhere that Allen Melvin play around 12
different characters over the years.
Does anyone know if he is still living?
The crockpot roast is getting "melt in yer mouth, twang those buds, tender!"
spot and y'all come over, I'm a ringin the big triangle!
Anyone still use those pressure cookers with the little valve on top?
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19270: Happy B-day BDJ! Rafe...is that you Rafe?! Ain't seen you in a coons age...at least!

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19271: happy birthday bdj= rafe= how are you doing? this is short lived rafe, now pipeman. baseball around the corner, spring soon. yeah. cubs first gameis march 31 against mets. spot we play your braves 4 times in july.florida 7 times in oct. arizona= 3 times in aug. goober i don't know about our line up this time do you? maddex still free. WELL SPOT I GUESS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DRIVE THE BROWN TRUCK WE CAN LET ERNEST T. BASS OR OTIS TO DRIVE. WHAT DO YOU THINK? dale is still mad at us he qualified 5th on post. johnny benson finally got a real car. he is a great guy michigan. pipeman

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19272: Yeah, it's me all right, Goober. Thanks for acknowledgin' my presence, bud. You too, pipeman. I'm doin' fine, thanks. Hope you are too. It HAS been awhile since I been here, I admit. Maybe it's been too long? Most folks don't say "Boo" to me, like I lost my "spot" on the Porch or somethin'. I guess I need to be somebody's "Cuz" to get any attention around here from some folks. Oh well. I just dropped by to wish an old friend happy birthday. Guess I shouldn't over-expect like I sometimes do.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19273: HELLO RAFE..glad to hear from ya..hey pipeman ,got my helment ready for the race..lets put duals on the truck,hey Ro ,,will be right over MDC,hey goober,got the b-cake ready for after supper,and yes MDC i have one of those preasure cookers ,during the summer is used alot,fresh purple hull peas can go from the vines to table in about 45 miniutes!..man are they good with cornbread and onions and a dab of mayo....whew...well settled in at work now for the night..think i will get out the homemade ice cream maker for later....signed: SPOT the" gona drive the brown truck Sunday in the Daytona 500!"talking dog of the great porch..prayers goober and asa,and all others in need..ruff..ruff

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19274: Why Rafe! How dare you say those things! You know we love you and your singin'! (even if the buttons on yer suit are so tight they're about to bust!) Good job on the Allan Melvin trivia everybody! Sterling, that's cool that you met him in your dreams! (Weird dreams) Hey, MDC, was that you talkin' 'bout Lydia from Lydia?? I love that ep and I never see it! I don't even think I've got it on a tape. Happy Birthday, Briscoe! Don't drink too much squeezins.
Charlotte Tucker

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19275: Yup Charlotte, that was me. Such a cute ep with barney and goober spying on andy and helen!
Plain Jane Lydia end up being a good date for goober. I sure do miss those epilogs tho.
The local station is pretty much going in episode order, so i get to see some that I havent in a long time.
Hi ya rafe! Welcome back to the porch!
Got an empty glider righch here for ya.
Pot roast was great tonight.
Hope yer all plannin a special day for the spouse on Saturday!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 10, 2004 - Msg 19276: POT ROAST was great MDC, cake too!..about sat for lady friends and spouses..had things planed for the whole day but got an e-mail today that the play off basketball tournment starts sat [that kinda stinks dont they know everybody has plans]..our game is at 5:00...well guess its a late dinner and we are going to a comedy club for a show...and back to the dog house and build a fire...well get off at 6 in the morning and back at 2pm tomorrow afternoon till 10pm then im off till next wed at 10 pm..7 days..love the double shifts ..signed SPOT the"gona make ice cream, butter pecan"talking dog of the porch.."LICK"..sniff

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19277: prayers for everyone. spot= fix it like you want. think we can talk rafe or sterling into crew chief for a week?hope goober or mdc wants to drive next week.no wonder we have so much fun on the porch- half of porch been born in feb.that probably accounts for the shyness don't you think? as far as b/day candles just as many as you can tote. ha. thinkung about you all, home maker, fun girl, mre wiley, ky girl, elizabeth crowley.county nurse, boo, and the lists goes on. do you think some aliens kidnapped them?stay tuned for the conclusion. lock your doors and windows. sleep tight. going to light my briar, cup ofjoe and prayers. pipeman

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19278: MDC= LEFT YOU ASPECIAL WYATT MSG. what's this i see?a large green alien frog? says he's from mars but it's getting to crowded. his name is plunk the twanger- he will entertain you, mystify you and twang your buds.plesant dreams. pipeman

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19279: could it be our banjo jerry ?

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19280: GOOOOOOOOD MORRRRRRRRNING MAAAAAABEEEERRRRYY PORCH!...fried hot link sausage this morning,eggs the way ya want,grits w/cheese,hash browns,apple rings,bisquits,white milk gravy,salt ,lots of black pepper,hot sauce[for eggs]..fresh coffee,OJ,milk,and o-yea pop tarts for the kids.[if they want]...well let me get started cooking..will be ready at 5 est...signed: SPOT the" short order cook" dog of yalls porch ..pant ..ruff

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19281: ITS 5:00!...breakfast if served.....!will someone say grace please...spot

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19282: grace- pipeman

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19283: mmmm, thanks for the good eats there spot! Possum should scarf up those pop-tarts. Hope all my porch pals are well today - continuing prayers for Asa's Daddy and all those who need them. A special "hey" to Rafe, and a happy birthday to BDJ!

~ Mrs. Wiley

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19284: Morning Folks,

Mrs. Wiley I took Barney's advice got myself a big cup of java.

I found a local web site (Holiday Valley Ski resort) with a web cam. I thought the porch might like to take a peek at the beautiful hills of Cattaraugus County.


Pitchers and catchers start reporting on Saturday. So, that proves it winter is over.


February 11, 2004 - Msg 19285: Me again,

If you interested this link may actually be better. It gives you your choice of camera as well as a local snow report.


Take care,

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19286: Thanks for the grace, pipeman. We can all use that each day! Sun is shining here on my snowy porch. I find the sun so upliftin. Speaking of Lydia, MDC, we noticed her on another ep. the other night. Can anyone tell me which one?
Charlotte Tucker

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19287: You got me stumped Charlotte!
The ep last night was House Guest when Andy's "cousin" Gloria comes for a visit to get over her lost romance! Of course, helen gets her undies in a bunch over the attention that Andy gives Gloria! From one of Andy's lines, she's not really related to him. Too bad he didnt really start dating her! (haha)
One neat thing was to hear Andy sing "There is a time for us to wander" while on the FRONT PORCH!
In another recent episode, it began with Barney and Andy singing a Christian song, "When Sinners Lose All Their Guilty Stain." Too bad today's shows don't do that!
Hey to Asa, AFD, spot, HM, Mary W,Boo, auh20, Mrs W, Ro,Charlotte, Goob,Briscoe, fungirl, Irishter, Sterling, ky girl, ky mshiner, des, hazel and anyone I may have forgotten!
Oh, pipeman! I'll check the rifleman message.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19288: WWWWWWwwwwwWW (me whistling on the lonely midday porch) Hope everyone is doin fine.
MDC "you beat everthing, you know that."

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19289: Hey Gang!,,hey Boo,asa,pipeman,afd,mdc,gona get supper started....dont know what yet...thanks for grace pipeman..back in just a bit ,,signed: SPOT yer"talking"dog of the porch

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19290: Hey Ya'll...just checkin in...been a busy day here at the garage...my company made all kinds of noise today about buying the mouse house...things just get more and more odd ALL the time.

Actually a little warmer in Chicago today...now if we can just keep it going! :-)

Good to see Rafe...asa, AFD, spot, HM, mary,Boo, auh20, Mrs W, Romeena,Charlotte, Briscoe, fungirl, Irishter, Sterling, KY girl, KY mshiner, De, hazel, mdc, pipeman...and....shoot...lost my place...oh well. Good to see EVERBODY... :-P

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19291: And that SHOULD be DES...but I can't remember how to make those little squiggly thing! :-)

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19292: Hey to the Porch. SPOT, you be careful in that brown truck on Sunday. Man, them turns at Daytona are STEEP! Almost as steep as the ones at Texas Motor Speedway (did you hear about some'a them Indy-car boys takin' laps at TMS, and they stuck to the turns so good, the blood plumb RUSHED OUTTA THEIR HEADS and they got all dizzy! Now that's STEEP)!

Charlotte, I never would'a included you in the list of folks who don't say "Hey" to an old friend. Far as I can tell, you're one'a the friendliest folks on this here Porch, and I would NEVER say such a thing about you! And I thankee for the compliment about my singin'. I swear, I felt like I was gonna strangle with them dad-blame gubment clothes on. I'm just glad Andy changed his mind about that thing, and let me wear my overalls! :-)

MDC, that glider you reserved for me is a sight to behold! I thank you. Land sakes, but this place is gettin' modernized. Used to be a feller had to use his own legs to push a rocker (and I just LOVE that old creakin' sound, don't you?) but nowadays a feller's only gotta push off ONCE, and the chair does the rest of the work! I'm as tickled as a hog in three-day-old slop!

Hey, SPOT, who are you and your better half gonna go see at the comedy club? Me and my beloveded went and saw Jeff Dunham at the Improv in Dallas, and he was FUNNY! He does a ventriliqi... ventrilloqe... ventrilaqu... talkin' dummy act that had me and Charlene on the FLOOR! He's got talent, that boy.

Hey pipeman, thanks for the offer, but I b'lieve I'll let that crew chief position slide on by. I'm too slow in my amblin' to be any good to anybody in a pit area! You better get somebody that's younger and faster-movin' than ol' Rafe. HEY! I wonder what Ernest T is doin' on Sunday?

A special "hey" back atcha, Mrs. Wiley. Was that you I read about awhile back, about you bein' in the hospital and all? Bless your heart. I hope you're doin' better these days.

Hey to auh2o! I don't believe we've met. It's nice to meet you! Them pictures sure are nice. Thanks for posting them. I'm afraid that's as close as I'm gonna get to seein' that sorta thing though. 'Cause if I was to try to strap a couple of slick, waxed-up pieces of wood onto my feet and try to slide down a snow-covered mountain, 'bout the only thing that's gonna stop me is a rough, bark-covered piece of wood that's still growing at the BOTTOM of that mountain! No thank you! I don't wanna be a fast-skiin' dead man, I wanna be a LIVE ME! :-)

Hey again to Goober! You got WARMER weather in Chicago today? DANG. I wish it would warm up down here in Dallas. We ain't got no snow or anything, but it's been near freezing and RAINING for the last few days. And I'm sick of it, I am.

Hope ever'body's havin' a fine day.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19293: rafe= it got up to 40 here in lincoln, illinois with sun. we thought it felt like 70 after being minus. goober, auh20, charlotte, where's fun girl, homemaker, boo, county nurse, prayers for everyone. looks like refrigerated delight tonight. pipeman

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19294: rafe, got a change of plans,no comedy club ,found out got a playoff basketball game at 6 sat [why sat I dont know]..if we win we play on sun [my 12 yr old].my lady friend [im single after 14 years of marrage].but a good seperation..I bought MY X a house 2 miles from my farm and kids come and go as they please..but back to the issue..we are going to a cowboy dance hall [Cowboys of Atlanta] sat night now...and at Daytona i will just keep the old brown truck wound up tight and hold on ..signed: SPOT the"cowboy dog" of the porch

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19295: Well, stay away a day or two, and look who comes a-stragglin' in! None other than Rafe Hollister! Howdy, old friend! It's been 'way too long. Good to hear from you, and how's that fine set of pipes? How about singing something clear and sweet for us? And did you ever figure out what that thing was that you bought at the rummage sale for the Scobeys? Looked kinda like an Arkansas Do-nothing to me.

I've just gotta say a thank you to the good Lord. My friend and I were on our way out to a mall (Vista Ridge, Rafe, you know where it is) and we were stopped at a traffic light, when WHAM! Some young feller in a pickup truck failed to notice the red light, and with the wet streets, well - you figure it out. I think we're okay - will tell you more tomorrow after I have time to stiffen up - but her car is probably totaled. 'Course with these all-one-piece car bodies these days, you can total a car with a fender-bender. This was a bit more than that, because we ended up out in the middle of the intersection, so he hit us pretty hard. I think we were more scared than hurt, though, thanks to seat belts.

Well, guess I'll run. Prayers for everyone - parents, families, personals - He'll make it all alright one of these days. Sugarplum says hey!

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19296: Leftovers?? Hmmm... must be somethin we can cook up!
Any other 3 stooges fans here? EYEBLOCK!!(teehee)
Now THAT would have been a good episode...
The 3 stooges come to Mayberry!
Pipeman, I left you a reply.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19297: Ro, we posted at the same time. Sorry to hear of your accident. Yes, you may want to visit a doc just to be sure you're ok.

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19298: WOW Ro!,,{CRASH]...sorry glad everyone is ok..I do a little body work on the side,want me to take a look at her?..tonight its grilled chili dogs [bun length].potato salad,baked beans,pickles,orange kool-aid...its ready come and get it ..signed: SPOT the " can do bondo work and paint" dog of yalls porch

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19299: MDC three stooges YEA..my screen saver is curley right as we speak ..and YEA 3 stooges meet the darlins...WOW....think about it ..spot

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19300: Howdy Porch, Howdy Rafe, and everyone else!

Romeena, I was in one of them fender benders a couple years ago on St. Pat's Day. It was miserable weather, and a young man was passing me, (bad idea) and he lost control of his car and took me out too! I had two of my chilluns in the car, and we were spinning around like tops! Then we headed for a drop-off on the side of the highway, and thank God, we were going straight for it, instead of sideways like or we probably would have rolled! Amazingly, I was able to drive the car away after the accident, although it looked like a wreck!

My sister's car was totaled on the day I got married! She was on her way to my house to help me get ready for my big day. I wondered what was taking her so long, and then we found out someone had run a red light and hit my poor sister broadside. There she was in her bridesmaid dress, all dolled up, and she couldn't even get out of her car! Thank God again, though, she didn't even have a scratch!

Sure am glad to hear you are alright Romeena!

Spot, I can't understand how your ex let you get away! What with all the cooking and all you do;)!

auh20, I checked out that site too, pretty snowy around there, kind of like it looks outside my window!

I'm about to head off to watch the 2 year olds at church, so I'll see y'all tomorrow!

Mary Wiggins

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19301: Howdy Ya'll, I'm sure ready for warmer weather. In need of some "throttle therapy" maybe get Barn with his sidecar to come along.
Been gone a while. I sure hope all the good folks of the porch are doing well.

Ky Moonshiner

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19302: Thanks about the cooking Mary!..I try..hey Ky Moonshiner,just talked to a co-worker thats got a go-cart for sale [well not now I bought it].12yr old son has his 4-wheeler..got this for my 5 yr old daughter..gona have to teach her the rules of the road..Rommena can you help?..tee hee..for real hope the insurance works well with ya and that everyone is not to sore...well [burp]sorry- chili dogs....gona get the cart tomorrow..well let me clean up after supper...signed: SPOT the"maid" dog of the porch

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19303: Hey to the porch. Nice to see you, Rafe! You don't come visit us much, but remember it was you who helped me find my "name" about 3 years ago. You were one of my first buddies here on the porch. Nice to see you. I admit I don't post much anymore, only every 2 or 3 days, but I sure aint UNfriendly.
- Hazel
(You aint talking to a jerk, you know)

February 11, 2004 - Msg 19304: Ro, that sounded scary! Glad you all are OK!! When you got out of the car did anyone holler at the other guy "citizens arRESt, citizens arRESt"? Yes Rafe, I was in the hospital to have my ribs worked on. Doin' better, thanks! (Leave the food offerings on the dining room table.) Haze, you're the friendliest and funiest person I know - virtually. And last but not least, WHY OH WHY does TVLand advertze the "giraffe's are selfish" monologue and then CUT IT from the episode? THAT VEXED ME!

~ Mrs. Wiley

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19305: Hey to the porch! Think I'll sit down here in this rocker and rest myself for a few.

Happy Belated Birthday, BDJ! Hope it was a good one.

Glad to hear you and your friend came out of that wreck all right, Romeena, and that it wasn't any worse than it was. Thank the Lord for seat belts!

Thanks for supper tonight, Spot. It was gooood!

pipeman and spot if you all are still looking for some help in the pit, I'd be more than happy to lend a hand...I'll be wearing my Daytona shirt and hat from the 1997 race. (My dad got them when he won a trip to the race from Chevrolet - he's a master certified mechanic for Chevrolet/Ford/Chrysler and over the years the companies have given all kinds of percs for making "master". Last year he and my mom got a cruise from Ford). Anyways he'll help out too if you need it. He also mentioned the incline on the turns at Daytona, Rafe. They had to have some doins' in the infield before the race and they had to walk across the track to get there and back. Plum wore him out he said.

Mary - how many 2 yr olds do you have and how often do you teach the class? I am nursery director for our church and work almost every service. I usually have about 3 between the ages of around 12 months to 3 yrs. They're cute but lots of work! :)

Well, I'll sign off here for the night. Prayers for everyone! God be with you all!


February 12, 2004 - Msg 19306: Happy Birthday Briscoe, and have a Mayberry day!

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19307: Hello porch friends, it's snowing and sleeting on my porch tonight. I'm so ready for summer. Ro, I hope you are all right hon, how scarey. Happy Birthday Briscoe, hope it was a good one. Ya'll take care, and stay warm my love and prayers to you all--Salty Dog

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19308: prayers and love to all the porch. mrs wiley= prayers you'll heal fast. do you want me to send PLUNK(the big green marshian frog( THE TWANGER to keep you company?he's from mars you know- says it's just too crowded up there. go carts everywhere running day and night.mary wiggins= do you want to drive the brown truck next weeks nascar race, was going to let ro but she might need a week, on the disabled list. sign up ladies for a week of driving the brown truck in a nascar race, hey to hazel, fun girl, homemaker, ky girl talk to us a spell we l0ve you all. ASA= PRAYERS FOR YOUR DAD, YOU AND THE FAMILY, JUST REMEMBER WE'RE ALL HERE FOR YOU. goober= prayers continue for you and yours. yesterday it hit 40 in lincoln, that felt like a 70 degree day to us. pipeman

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19309: KY MOONSHINER=check the archives- you've had us worried that your still went blewy. the porch members are in need of prayer. we're better cause your home. spot= maybe we could get your son or daughter to drive a week. what do you think? RO- prayers to you. let us know if you need us to put you in the closet with the neck stretcher.what it's doctor approved. hey to rafe, you come by have a meal with us wont you? MDC+ thanks for the post. if we could get c.t. on site then we would be about half and half.any idea's for improvement, direction shifts etc will be appreciated. just post it to cowgirl. afd=sounds like we need you and your dad as crew bosses, spot on the radio. that'll show them to good to drive the brown truck. go spot give us to victory this sunday\ frankie flint= it's 1` am. sleep tight ,pleasant dreams and may the good lord watch over you and yours. time to ljght the briar, cup of coffee and a visit with the lord. pipeman I CAN HEAR THEM BASEBALLS LEAVING THE PARK, CAN'T YOU/? pipeman

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19310: spot= i really want to congratulate you even though you were not asking for it. i think you are a shineing example. you bought your wife and kids a house close enough for them to walk back and forth and feel it's all home. in this day and age when there is so much bitterness and neglect you stood up. the lord will bless you, your wife and the kids will grow up and love you both so much. thanks for sharing and uplifting us all. pipeman

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19311: Howdy friends, and a special howdy to my favorite singer, RAFE! You're a sight for sore eyes buddy. Why, you look good enough to get burried. Glad ya didn't shine your shoes. Ya know how them cats get to follerin ya when ya do.

Sorry I haven't been around for a couple days. Just kinda busy. pipeman, glad you are signing people up for driving the brown truck. Just don't let Gilly Walker drive it. You know how he is--speed speed speed. Before long it'll be going
pucka pucka
pucka pucka
I just hate it when it does that.

Later friends.
fun girl

Oh and a Happy Birthday to my good buddy BDJ. You and the boys play a purty song of your choice to celebrate and maybe a jug of mulberry squeezing wouldn't hurt!

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19312: Hey folks,
Just making a "trouble check" to make sure all is well on the Porch.
- Floyd

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19313: Roger, Floyd, er uh 10-4. Over and out. Everything here is just fine. MDC, you crack me up --Helen with her "undies in a bunch!" That's a good 'un. Pipeman, what site you talkin' 'bout? I told ya the other day I went to the westerns one. Good site, so far. I wasn't followin' yer conversation so's if yer talkin' about some other site, clue me in. Sorry about the car accident, Ro. Glad you and your friend weren't hurt. Prayers for Goober's dad, Mrs. Wiley, and Asa's dad. Where's Ellen Brown been hidin'? Haven't seen her for awhile.
Charlotte Tucker
I ain't talkin' , I ain't talkin', the more you're askin', the more I'm balkin'! (Not sure I quoted him right, but don't ya just love Ernest T's rhymes!)

I'll knock these three out and put the gold one right here in the center so's it'll show up better--specially when I'm dancin'! (Please forgive me if I mess up the quotes. They are in my head, I just can't get 'em to come outta there!)

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19314: FLOYD= how are you doing? i know it's just maintence, maintence, maintence. i'll bet calvin cooledge didn't have all this maintence.HAPPY BIRTHDAY BDJ> i think we all have a birthday in feb.no wonder it's such a great site. like minds think and forget alike. fun girl= i don't mind gilly speed, speed, speed. it's just the pucka, puka, puka that i worry about. charlotte tucker= half the time i don't know what i'm talking about. sorry, i remember now you did say you went there earlier. must have had another senior moment. pipeman

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19315: Pipeman - It's going well...just been cleaning the hair out of the cracks in the tile at the barbershop so I figured I'd make sure everything was Okay in Mayberry.
- Floyd

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19316: I'm OK with the pucka, pucka, pucka. It's the chow-whee, chow-whee that worries me. All's well here Floyd. Good to see ya! ~ Mrs. Wiley

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19317: Last night locally was the Opie's Newspaper
episode! LOL It is sooo funny to see Andy, Barn and Aunt Bea so upset about what Opie and Johnny Paul printed. Andy goin to the preacher's house
and was too late, and the pastor roped him into teaching Sunday School.
At the end Andy says" Well, if the front room don't fill up with lawyers, ya know we got them all."
Then at the very end, they all 3 check the junk yard! Such a good one!
CT hope to see ya on the western site. Yes, i love those Earnest T rhymes, and when he added
25 and 25!
Ok, we got 3 stooges fans here. How 'bout Monkee's fans? Anyone used to watch them?
Wow, traffic tickets, accidents, we're gonna have to hire Barney to patrol the porch!
How about chicken a la king for tonight?
Bea's friend has a great reciepe!
Mr D's Cuz

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19318: Oops, forgot to tell ya that for breakfast had french toast with a pinapple slice and strawberry jelly in the middle, with just a smidgen of powdered sugar over the whole thing. Anyone ever have that, or is it my wife's invention? Either way it is sure deeeeeeeelisious!
pipeman, last time I had them was on "Vhristmas." (teehee)

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19319: Pipeman, left you a new message on the Western site. LOL
Just settin here talkin to myself!

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19320: OK,..AFD you are our pit crew chief for the sunday race....get ya a crew...pipeman are you gona set on top of the tool box?..we need a good spoter for me....tonight its grilled hamburgers,tomatoes,lettus,onion,mayo,mustard,ketchup,home fries,sweet tea..ready at 6..signed: SPOT the"grilling"dog of your porch

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19321: "I'll do it!" You can count on me, pipeman and spot!
I'll be there at 6 on the dot, spot, for your grilled supper! You need your own cooking show on TV, with all the good grub you fill us all up with.

I was just sitting here thinking - What's everyone's favorite porch scene on TAGS?
Mine is in "Opie and the Carnival" when Aunt Bee and Andy are sitting on the porch just relaxing in the peaceful evening, and Andy asks Aunt Bee if she wants him to liven things up, then he starts howling and gets all the neighborhood dogs to howling back. I always get a laugh out of that scene.

Hey to Floyd! 'Preciate ya!

MDC - I believe I'll let the pineapples go by. Always been a plain french toast or pancake person. Syrup and butter on it, that's it.

Prayers for all.
AFD! The "pit crew leg a lamb" of the porch!

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19322: What number ya puttin on the truck?

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19323: ...And can we put Andy Griffith Show as a sponsor right on the hood? (teehee)
We can have a pit crew of AFD, MDC, CT, MM, MD,
and CN! (another teehee)

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19324: Hey Ya'll...or where I come from 'you'ons' (as in...how you'ons doin?):-)

Rafe it's was purt near summer in Chicago...got close to 35...I was runnin around outside with no shoes on!

RO Glad you're doing ok...those wrecks are a mess...hope you're feeling good today...

spot..., I'm hungry...

pipeman..., it's time for spring training...let's go!

Hey to everbody else...workin like a dog here in the windy...(no offense SPOT) :-)


February 12, 2004 - Msg 19325: oops, meant HM not MM.

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19326: Maybe the number on the truck should be BR-549?

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19327: Pipeman , Spot , I just watched the 125 mile qualifying races ,they were good ,alot of side by side bumper to bumper racing the Bud shootout Saturday night was a good one too .race season has officially started .everyone have a great day .
Mayberry Deputy

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19328: How about JL327 for the number on the truck? That's the plate # on the squad car...


February 12, 2004 - Msg 19329: AFD, I bet you are great at the Mayberry trivia game! BTW, what WAS Andy's favorite dish?
Roast beef?
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19330: MAYBERRY DEPUTY= THAT WAS A GOOD QUALIFING RACE.dale and tony were tuff. goober= spring training starts sat. whoopie. just for you AFD= the brown truck will have mayberry & the porch as sponsor. the number is JL327 to match the squad car. how does that sound? on the truck go to floyd's for a fine haircut. spot= if junior, and tony gets to big, i've arranged for ernest t. and otis to work on one pit crew and the 3 stooges on the other. helen is standing by to keep the rest straight. make that victory lap purty spot. what ever happened to the winner getting a kiss and picture from some purty ladies.they say progress is good. pipeman, i ain't changing no matter how much progress. mdc =i'll check the post thanks. pipeman

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19331: Pipeman, the fun girls will be there in victory lane! On the truck we can also have an ad for the diner. 69 cent specials!
Here's more trivia... who is Orville Hendricks?

Nascar and baseball.. life is good!

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19332: Mrs. Wiley, I just went to your updated care page. I got one thing to say. OUCH. I'm having sympathy pains right now. I been looking a little pale too. I better call Doc Andrews.
- Hazel

"You got somethin' we can loosen?"

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19333: Orville was the butter and egg man. He buttered her up, and she egged him on.
- Hazel

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19334: Hazel, you are right! That ep was on locally recently! Aunt bea's invisible beau" i think!

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19335: Howdy, everyone! Thanks for all the good wishes, and I'm happy and grateful to report that I'm just fine, not even stiff or sore. I think the hot shower as soon as I got home after the wreck, and a couple of Advil along the way helped a lot, but mostly it was the grace of God that kept us from being hurt. More good news - the young man who hit us actually does have insurance!! In this part of the porch, you can't always count on that.

MDC Andy's favorite dish was leg of lamb. Remember how appalled Barney was when he learned that Helen didn't know how to cook it? He was so shocked that he absolutely forbade Andy to date her.

Well, gotta get ready for work. Everyone have a great evening. Spot, I wish I had one of your hamburgers to take with me. I get pretty hungry around 2 a.m., and there's absolutely nothing to eat around that hospital at that hour. I pack a lunch, but that gets tiresome. Oh, well, I'm grateful for a job that pays pretty well, and for the health that allows me to have an appet-ite, and for parents that raised me to eat anything and not to be picky. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19336: mdc= made you two posts replys. pipeman aka doc adams

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19337: spot= leave the light on for us like motel 6. pipeman

February 12, 2004 - Msg 19338: Hi, haven't been spending much time on the porch lately. Been pretty busy with the kids and all. My son is doing better and doing well with the tutor. Baby Girl is into everything. Yesterday morning I fixed a nice cup of coffee for my husband to drink while her read the morning paper. I put in plenty of cream and sugar (the way he likes it). Well, after his first sip I heard him holler, "What's in this?!!". Turns out Baby Girl emptied the salt box into the sugar bowl the day before and I never caught her at it. It it's not one thing it's another. Today she smeared a tube of Desitin ointment all over a stuffed kitten (what a mess!) and I saw her trying to put a diaper on a G.I.Joe action figure. Strange child.

Gotta go get ready to watch TAGS. I got my new sofa today and its BIG. I plan to curl up on it with the kids and watch Andy. Love to all and glad you are ok, Ro. Thank God for that!


February 13, 2004 - Msg 19339: mdc= on the brown truck on hood== dinner- 69 cents special call junita br- 549. boo= that was funny. the kids can be a handfull. reminds me my dad told they hadn't much money and just married and several uncles stopped by and they had ran water thru the second time and that was all the coffee. they were talking and he put a big spoon of salt in it.he only drank coffee or water. fun girl= thanks, you ought to consider driving the mayberry truck one week, you sure wasn't afraid to put the petal to the metal. prayers for porch. pipeman

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19340: goober= over the gas flap we'll put gas up at goobers. won't be long now we can sit on the porch sipping a beverage, shootin the breeze, listening to god and nature, singing doesn't get much better does it. pipeman with a full lazy stomache we'll just sit there a long time, how does that sound? pipeman

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19341: Mornin' Porch! I have latte in hand and sippin.
Welcome back Boo. Glad Sean is doing better.
HM, AFD, Boo and all with those youngsters, "I feel your pain" but I also have lived thru the JOY! Hang in there, desitin and all! (teehee)Too make you feel better, we did CLOTH diapers. Now there's a challenge! :)
pman=I'll check the western board.
Hope yer all gettin gussied up for your sweetheart tomorrow. Made reservations at Black Angus, our favorite. Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Lots of good sites on the real history of the day.
Ro- thanks for the leg o lamb answer. Are you a night nurse? That is a tough job, I know.
Goob- pretty soon it's "Play Ball" time!
Mr darlin's Cuz

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19342: Hey pipeman, I like the idea for the gas cover...let's put Spots picture on there too!

MDCb> "play ball" can't come soon enough for me! That and getting the motorcycle out...taking the top of the jeep...YEEHAA...I can't wait!

Hey to all...going to hear some southern Gospel tonight...looking forward to it...ya'll have a good weekend if I don't talk to you

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19343: Oopps.., I did a bad thing

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19344:
I'm just no good...

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19345: There...that's better...

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19346: Wild horses couldn't drag it out of you, eh Goob?
What group is playing tonight?

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19347: spot's picture will go on the roof like you can pull a lever and spot will pop up.a real purty picture. TO THE PORCH== I JUST SAW WHERE THE SPONSORS VIWED THE PASSION AT BOBBIE LABONTE'S REQUEST AND FOR SUNDAYS RACE IT WILL BE ADVERTISED THIS SUNDAY ON THE HOOD. #18. LABONTE SAID IT WAS FOR A WITNESS FOR CHRIST CAUSE CHRIST HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY. I KNOW WHO MY FAVORITE DRIVER(BESIDES OUR BROWN TRUCK) WILL BE FROM NOW ON. praying for #18 to win sunday and the brown truck second. there i said it and i ain't taking it back. lol. happy valentines dat ladies, your the cats.EACH ONE OF YOU DESERVE A LARGE BILLBOARD SAYING HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU. PIPEMAN

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19348: THE SPONSORS OF #18 PICKED UP THE WHOLE TAB. PIPEMAN

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19349: Charlene and Dud will be rootin for #18!
Continuing my prayers for all on the porch.
ALert for Ellen B, Irishster and Sterling!
Hope it aint the weather. Ya'all keep warm now.
HM -any baby goats these days?
Goober- waiting for them chi-town dawgs?
Ok gents, remember our manners, First Sweetheart's Day, THEN NAAAAAAAScar!!
Mr Darlin's, just a juggin'them sweet tunes, Cuz

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19350: Forgot to mention... I got the Righteous Brothers album all cued up! (Stll have the hisses and pops of a good old turntable) Our favorites.. Unchained Melody and Soul and Inspiration.
One more thing guys, 'member, if she don't find ya handsome, she ought to find ya handy! :)
MD, actin' like spot while he's away from the power company, C

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19351: Hey MDC, Legacy 5 is playing not far from here, so we're going to go over and see the guys...should be a GOOD time!

pipeman, I can't wait to see that movie...I've talked to several folks who have...and all the reports are stunning. I'll be pulling for #18 as well this weekend!



February 13, 2004 - Msg 19352: I saw a preview of Passion today and cried. Like a baby. It's going to be a tough movie to sit through, but think of the souls that will be touched!

~ Mrs. Wiley
GO 18!!

February 13, 2004 - Msg 19353: Right, Mrs. Wiley. I am going to go and see it alone, I think, so I can cry like a baby!

Went to the church Valentine Party tonight and it was a luau theme (strange when it's 40 degrees and rainy). Had a great time. They had some polynesian dancers that were wonderful (don't know how they kept from freezing their coconuts off).

Hope ya'll have a great weekend!


Hope you all have a great

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19354: I'm here MDC! I missed Romeena's accident though; I'm glad you're ok Ro and everyone else involved.
The weather here has actually been kind of warm. It got up to 20-something today and for us that's a heat wave!

Loved your coconuts joke there Boo!
-Sterling Holobyte

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19355: HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO EVERYONE. sterling holobyte= great to hear from you. i was wondering if you had froze solid or something. i was saying the same thing the other day- not above freezing and felt like it was 70. thought about mowing the one patch of grass that was showing but i decided that kind of chores is for the rich not me, as red green says mdc= hope you have a great weekend, remember don't go buy anything to fix something. just use something that your not using until summer to fix it. i'm pullin for you. mrs wiley & goober== i agree on the passion, if that don't clutch you then you might as well get on the elevator and push down. i wasn't an 18 nascar fan but since i saw that on the computer sports, i'll be now. prayers for everyone. going to light the briar, have a cup of joe and crack the GOOD BOOK . life don't get any better. that's another reason i like being up around 2 am no interuptions, just you and the lord. pipeman

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19356: Happy Valentine's Day Porchsters!

Love ya all!

possum under a rock

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19357: Happy Valentines Day!!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

~ Mrs. Wiley

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19358: (them is hearts up there)

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19359: I thought them was your square wheels, Mrs. Wiley. You know, so's things won't get moving too fast! I believe I'll skip "Passion", but you all go, and have a good time! I'll see if I can find a Glen Ford movie on some place. Everyone have a good day!
- Hazel


February 14, 2004 - Msg 19360: I think there's a Preston Foster picture on. Something about camping and the outdoors and such.

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19361: Hello all! Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you all sooo much for the warm and kind birthday wishes(40th). As my Valentine's gift to you, I'm gonna let you request and play a song on my jug. I know, we have real talent on the Porch. I'll start with: "You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor. This is for all you wonderful people on the Porch. Love you all! Here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19362: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Been a good day so far.....my 2 yr old baby girl shoved two pieces of hard valentine candy up each nostril and I had to call my husband home from a meeting to hold her down so I could pull them out with a pair of forceps. Just another day in paradise!

Have a great day....

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19363: boo= you'll laugh at all baby girl does later in life.think of the stories you could tell to scare off boyfriends. meanwhile when you need a break send her for a visit with pipeman and star trek. ours ang grandkids always saying nothing bothers you guys. i tell them by the time it reaches the brain you forgot. ain't senior moments wonderfull? BDJ= my birthday is monday. i was trying to think how good 40 was. may you be blessed with many more. love those hearts mrs wiley. possum= hang on spring is around a corner according to the calendar. lol pipeman

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19364: Hey all. Been busy with my Dad and all. He seems to be doing a little better, still not as good as hoped, but hopefully time will heal. Thank you again for all of your prayers.
Ro, glad you didn't get hurt none in that wreck. Hope you continue to do well.
Mrs. Wiley, hope you heal up ok also. Them hearts were cute. I thought they was little Mickey Mouse heads for a second. LOL
Boo, you sure do have some events with them little ones hon. They keep you on your toes huh?
Happy early birthday to you pipeman, in case I ain't by the puter for a few days.
Sure could use some spring on my porch. Benn hovering around 5 below 0 for the last few days and we still have 3 feet of snow to melt off the lawn. Maybe this week it'll make that turn to spring I hope.
Well, gonna take Mrs Asa to dinner now so I gotta shine up my bullets. Wanna look good for her tonight.
Y'all take care and prayers back to all of ya who need em, bet that's all of ya huh?


February 14, 2004 - Msg 19365: Hi Asa, nice to have you back. Are you takin' the Mrs. to Morrelli's?
You know, they'll let you take a bottle in there.
- Hazel

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19366: Welcome sweet springtime we greet thee in SONG
- Hazel again

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19367: Looking forward to the race tomorrow. Good for Bobby LaBonte, too. I'll be rooting for #18.

Oh, Boo! I feel your pain, too. ; ). My daughter came into the family room yesterday with the ends of her finger painted black. I asked her to show me what she got into -- she took my mascara and "painted" her fingernails. Uck!
She has also put corn up her nose, TWICE! and a piece of cooked elbow macaroni once. We got her to cry a bunch to make her nose run so the stuff would come out.

Goober, how did you like Legacy Five? I'm hoping my hubby will take me to see The Carolina Boys and Karen Peck and New River - they're coming to town in 2 weeks.

Good to hear from you, Asa. Continued prayers for you, your Dad, and your family.

Prayers for all.

Happy Valentines Day!

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19368:
Trouble Check!

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19369: Trouble check!

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19370: Doggone it!!

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19371: Help!!

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19372: H E LP !!

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19373: Sorry folks!

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19374:

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19375: help!

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19376: Well I'm gonna quit foolin' with this. I have no idea how I fouled things up or how to fix it. Hope the next person does. Sorry - AFD

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19377: hello

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19378: trouble check. APB

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19379: all is OK?

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19380: Whew* ~ Mrs. Wiley. (wasn't gonna sign in case I broke it more)

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19381: Hey to the Porch....looks like the #2 Pink Alert is over.

-- Jelsik
"one of us awake at all times..."

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19382: Mercy, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.
Thanks AFD. And you to Rafe.
Hey Hazel, we tried Moreli's but they was packed so we ended up over to the Diner. Got an order of chickin wings. Them chickins have done a lot of flying though.


February 14, 2004 - Msg 19383: Oop's, didn't see you there Jelsik or Mrs. Wiley.


February 14, 2004 - Msg 19384: Thanks a bunch, Mrs. Wiley! That's what I get for takin' pepto-bismol while surfin' the net! (haha) - a nice non-colorful AFD!

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19385: Thanks a bunch, Mrs. Wiley! That's what I get for tryin' to take some pepto-bismol while surfin' the net! (kidding!)
Signed - a nice non-colorful AFD!

February 14, 2004 - Msg 19386: Boy if I didn't know any better, I'd think it was still Friday the 13th here at my end of the porch.


February 15, 2004 - Msg 19387: Has Newton Monroe been here?
- Hazel

February 15, 2004 - Msg 19388: top of the morning to all the porch== ASA= glad for the update on your dad. thanks for the b'day wishes. family is celebrating today unstead of tommorow something about work they say.JELSIK= good to hear from you. jump in as often as you can. MRS WILEY= have a great day. catch you all later. pipeman

February 15, 2004 - Msg 19389: Good morning porch, or should I say good Sabbath.
Y'all going to preachin today? I hear they is talkin about sin. You can never say enough about that you know.
Poor AFD, had a rough time there yesterday. Now it's just like getting throwed off a horse Hon. You gotta climb right back on again. So get back on here.:)
Hows about if we all chime in together with good old 14-A. Ya think that might usher spring in here quicker? Lets try it. We can practice at the Courthouse after preachin. Speaking of susch, how on earth was they ever gonna fit all the members of the band onti that little bandstand? I declare that thing didn't look like it could hold more than 3 or 4 folks. Them band members must have been a lot skinnier when they was younger. Been eating to much of spots cooking.
Guess I'll go read the paper and depress myself. LOL


February 15, 2004 - Msg 19390: Somebody hit a sour note?! Now, just watch it everybody.
(Asa, he didn't talk about sin!)
- Hazel

February 15, 2004 - Msg 19391: Hello to everyone on the porch ,glad valentines day is over ,as produce manager at the grocery store I work in Im also in charge of the floral dept. thats funny because Im not a flower type guy, but it comes with the job .The customers swamped us Friday and Saturday, but its over now thank goodness .Spot and Pipeman did you guys catch the truck race Friday night ,it was a good one. About two hours away from the green flag for the Daytona 500 ,man Im excited .everyone have a great day
Mayberry Deputy

February 15, 2004 - Msg 19392: asa= barney accepts practice of 14A at the court house. mayberry deputy= afraid i went to the sat night chruch service instead of sunday because family commin, sure sounded great. wake up spot it's noon time for you to start your engine. pipeman

February 15, 2004 - Msg 19393: zoom, zoom....daytona going good!
Thanks for the pepto bismal joke!
How do you change colors like that?
Ya all have a restful sunday PM.
My valentine's day was like Barn and Thelma Lou in the courthouse at night!! lol :) :)
"Pa, barney's got blood all over his face!"

February 15, 2004 - Msg 19394: daytona just ended. did anyone catch dale jerret sitting in the brown truck? looked like he was enving spot's driving. spot just ignored him. good job spot. whose driving in next sundays racein N>C>? pipeman

February 15, 2004 - Msg 19395: MDC, you better get yourself a room!
- Hazel

February 15, 2004 - Msg 19396: Hazel, you're a nut! (you always have a good one!)

The porch in pink was sure funny! I loved it, which was perfect because it WAS Valentine's Day!

Here's wishing all a peace-filled Sunday Evening!

Mary Wiggins

February 16, 2004 - Msg 19397: Happy Birthday Pipeman!!


PS - MDC, you're gonna have to have someone else show ya the color thing - I'm inept!

February 16, 2004 - Msg 19398: Your ept AFD, your ept. Don't go punishing yourself inside or nothing.
Still colder than a well diggers beeehind here. Maybe when we light up all of pipemans candles it will warm up some.
Nice to see you Mary Wiggins. Did you catch the all-star game?
Now where on earth has our homemaker and FunGirl and Mavis run off to? And possum seems to be hanging low along with Salty Dog and Charlotte Tucker. You all best check in today and put my mind at ease, you hear?


February 16, 2004 - Msg 19399: I'm staying warm under my rock,Asa! Cold in South Carolina too! I'm doing fine otherwise-thanks for being concerned.Y'all take care & stay warm!
possum under a rock
P.S. Happy Birthday to Abe & George!

February 16, 2004 - Msg 19400: Morning PorchPals! Hope alla y'all are keeping warm this morning. Have some grits, gravy, eggs, toast, jam and loads of bacon to warm up! Coffee's simmering.

Missed the race yesterday, but got to go to preachin' for the first time in 2 weeks. Was good to be 'home'. Say, how did #18 do?

Happy Birthday Pipeman!
~ Mrs. Wiley

February 16, 2004 - Msg 19401: pipeman thanks you all for the b'day wishes. MRS WILEY= that's always the best feeling for me to have been out of chruch for a few weeks and walk in ,it's like finally getting home, i know it must have been great for you also. #18 didn't do well at all but just showing up advertising for the lord was enough. my favorite car is 01 U>S> ARMY car, wonder if being retired military would have anything to do with it?ASA< AFD< POSSUM== asa, it's very cold here but suppose to get close to 50 plus by thrusday. it may take awhile but my candles work. prayers for all in need even those who we don't know yet. pipeman