February 29, 2004 - Msg 19747: Laww... if Opie's 50 then that means I'm almost...

~ Mrs. Wiley

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19748: How-do-you-do-Mrs-Wiley?!
Thanks for taking the time to sweep the porch! I didn't think a lady of your social stature would do a thing like that, but I am impressed!
-Sterling Holobyte

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19749: Well Sterling, it the Sabbath and somebody had to do it. ~ Mrs. Wiley

Say, you wouldn't happen to be from Back-bay Boston would you?

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19750: My goodness Mrs Wiley, should you be sweeping like that in your condition?
Good Sabbath to all my porch buddies. Hope you all have a great day. We got pounded with another 18 inches of snow yesterday. It is a wet heavy snow too. Lots of water in it. Man, will I ever be happy to see spring. This morning the sun has come out and hopefully will warm things up and melt some of it away.
Guess I better go clear off the driveway.


February 29, 2004 - Msg 19751: What is this "snow" I keep hearing everyone talk about??? Whatever it is, we don't get it in south Mississippi! ;-)

We did get 9 1/2 inches of rain this month, though.

Happy Leap Year Day everyone!

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19752: welcome to the mayberry porch, would you could you be my neighbor. oops wrong show. the porch looked so pretty, i got confused for a moment. what do you get a lkid of 50 who has everything in mayberry? i know let aunt cea take him to the country club, then to visit mrs wiley and spots wild veggie farm. how does that sound? strange how the stars we grew up with are senior citizens. pipeman

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19753: It's Sunday afternoon and sure enuf here I am sittin on the porch humming the "church in the vale."
Thanks for the intrigin' discussions! wow, what a great porch this really is.
AU- I DO indeed recall the towels in boxes of BREEZE, hawked by none other than Porter Waganer and Dolly Pardon! (Now I do feel old!)
We used to have a local gas co her in AZ known as Blakley's and they had almost everything EXCEPT gas! heehee. Glasses, towels, spinners, tops, yoyos, water toys etc. And that was in the 50's 60's when they had the gas wars! recall one time it got down to 19 cents a gal!
Boys the brown truck could fill up cheaply back then!
Leg-o-lamb for supper tonight?
Think I'll watch a little TV and then to Thelma Lou's. (Oh, in that color ep of the reunion, it was kinda sad when ole Thel said she was married and intoduced her husband.) I though she and barn got married in the Maybery Movie??
Hey to you and yours,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19754: They did, MDC, they did! I can't remember if her husband had died or if they split up, but she and Barney did get married. Or am I dreaming?

Boo, what were those other gold-colored stamps we had in Texas? There were S&H Green Stamps, of course, and the Texas Gold ones, but there was another kind that were yellow or gold colored, and I can't think what they were. I think they came from the Handy-Andy grocery stores. Didn't Texas Gold come from HEB? I know I used to lick stamps and paste them in books until my tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth, and would finally get a little mixer or something, and I was so proud! I remember the towels in the detergent boxes, too. I have a lovely old rose-colored vase/bowl that was my grandmother's, then my mother's, and now it's mine. My mom said she remembered going downtown on the bus with her mother to redeem Octagon soap coupons and she got that bowl with them. Must have been in the mid-'20's. That would make that bowl about 80 years old, and I remember when it used to sit on the sideboard in my grandmother's dining room. None of us were allowed to touch it, it was my grandmother's pride and joy. I loved to look at it, though. My mom remembered that, and perhaps more valuable to me than the bowl itself, there is a little sticker on the bottom, with "for Lanni" written in my mother's hand.

Well, a little nap, then over to my DIL's folks for a fish fry. Yep, that's what I'm gonna do. A little nap, then over there for a fish fry, and....
Have a great evening, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19755: opie"s 50 im 45!..think i will ever catch him?..ok gona read the arcives...salmon pattys.pinto beans,corn on the cob,sweet tea,sliced sweet onion...signed: SPOT the"45 yr old dog [human years]" dog of the porch..ruff

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19756: SPOT... you're catching up... Think about it. When Opie was 6, you were 1, so you were 17% of his age. When he was 10, you were 5, so you were 50% as old as him. Now he's 50 and you're 45 so you're 90% of his age....

You gotta catch up sooner or later, right?!

Is that 45 in people years or dog years?

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19757: Oh.. after typing that i see you said "human years" in your signoff.

I knew I got the idea from somewhere! Whoops!

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19758: OK..OK..Will, guess i will catch opie...just hope i live that long..ha ha...spot...ruff..ruff..

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19759: Ro, you made me cry with your story. How beautiful! Hope that bowl is around for many years to come. I have several bowls and such that were passed on to me and I treasure them. My older sister doesn't seem to care about such things but I really do. I have the little ceramic boy and girl that sat atop my grandparents wedding cake back in 1920. My grandfather died when my dad was a boy and my grandmother died when I was five so I feel like I have a little piece of them with me. I know it sounds strange and I don't know how this fits into Christian theology, but sometimes I almost feel like my Grandmother is near me and all these years later, whe is the only relative that I still grieve for. I wonder....

Well, I don't remember the other Gold stamps, Ro, I only remember the Texas gold ones. I do remember shopping at Handy Andy when I was very young, though. We don't have Handy Andy down here anymore.

WHEN DID THELMA LOU AND BARNEY GET MARRIED?!!! I missed it. What movie was it in? I HAVE to know!

Hey, wanted to tell you that our church was packed out today. I know at least one person was there because they saw The Passion last week and it changed theie life. I am wondering how many others were there for the same reason because we NEVER have that many.

Better go. I am babysitting a friend's toddler and between her and my own its bedlam! Later gators....


February 29, 2004 - Msg 19760: I seem to be having spelling problems (whe and theie)?!
Ya'll know what I mean. I think I will just stop proof reading because I know ya'll can figure out what I meant, can't ya?


February 29, 2004 - Msg 19761: Boo, that's the ending scene of "Return to Mayberry"

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19762: Hi. I'm Frances and having a hard time to reach the right website for me to know how I could send a greeting to my favorite Andy Griffith. If he's in town, I'd like to visit him. Anyone, pls. email me @bregmach@netzero.com.

February 29, 2004 - Msg 19763: Hi, Frances, wish I could help you, but I have no idea how to reach Andy, and I don't think anybody else on the porch does, either. If anyone does, it would be Floyd, and he wouldn't tell. The more we're talkin', the more he's balkin'! (teehee)
Seriously, Andy seems to be a very private person (who can blame him?) and we have never been in contact with him in person. We just have a wonderful time anyway, here in our CyberMayberry. Honey, this porch runs all over the United States and to several places outside the country. It's a bi-i-i-g porch. Big, I tell you! It's really big! So just pull up a rocker, wherever you are, and visit for a spell. Newcomers are always welcome. Just ask Ed Sawyer.

Boo, one of these days, I'll think of the name of those other stamps. Might even find one back in the recesses of a kitchen drawer. (yuck) I think the Handy-Andy grocery stores are gone everywhere, haven't seen one in years.

Everyone have a lovely week, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19764: "Hey" to Sugarplum. I will ask my mom if she remembers those yellow stamps from Handy Andy. She has a pretty good memory for her age.


March 01, 2004 - Msg 19765: Gomer: "What's maximum security?"
Barn: "Keys in the drawer."

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19766: Good morning Porch! Have a mayberry day.

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19767: FRANKIE FLINT

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19768: welcome to the month of march.should we wake grandfather clock? on the count of three- got to lay off mixing brisco's, ky moonshiner stuff together.ha. maybe it was otis water.i guess spot has shut the lights down at the remshaw place. boo= that was return to mayberry where they got married. it was funny when they asked barney if he wanted a bassinet. he said what for? it was sad they wasted there lives apart. will= you cooking supper tonight? loved your math about age, i'll have to remember that one. pipeman

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19769: frankie flint= don't worry we all miss type words and once postedwished we'd checked it. the porch is great a knowing what we meant. asa== how you doing? how's barney ? goober= where are you? ellen brown= i know it's spring like this week but don't forget us. ro& sugarplum= did you have any of spot's salmon patties at your fish fry? mdc= the brown truck would have loved that but the prize money was cheap too. remember when we could take ten dollars gas the car take our girlfriends out to eat and a movie, buy smokes and go home with change. now you wouldn't get fumes for ten dollars. anyone hear from fun girl? i;m worried about her being gone so long? a big hug, hello, and prayers for all. may the good lord smile on you and yours. your pipeman

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19770: Morning all.
Barney is growing like a weed pipeman, thanks for asking. How are you?
WE MADE IT TO MARCH!!! YAAHOOO!!! Spring can't be to far away, can it?
Hope you all have a great Mayberry kind of Monday.


March 01, 2004 - Msg 19771: Asa, your stories of all that snow make me thankful--thankful we don't have it. It is supposed to be 66░ here today! My son wore shorts to school. What can I say, he's a teenger! Boo, you know, our church was packed yesterday too. Wonder how many of those folks saw the movie? Our preacher had but I haven't and I know several others who haven't. Well, don't know if it was the trip to the chiropractor, the black salve, or the antibiotics finally kicked in, but the lump on my jaw is finally gone. Praise God.
Charlotte Tucker

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19772: Your talk of "smokes," pipeman, made me wonder about bulbsnatcher. Where's she gone to?

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19773: Happy Birthday to Ron Howard!

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19774: Hazel, did you get Ro's post back on the last page about leaving the Plum's little uniform for you? Hadn't seen a post from you so thought I'd remind you.

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19775: Good morning everyone - a busy weekend cutting wood and burning fence rows. . .ahh, life in the country. . .and eating bologna sammiches!


March 01, 2004 - Msg 19776: Hey to the PORCH! It seems like it's been SOOOO long since I sat down and visited a bit.

Special hey to MDC, pipeman, SPOT, HM, CT, Asa, Boo, WSPLO, Mrs. Wiley, Dež (I remembered!) and everyone else I've left off!

See there's talk about age here.. I don't like that narry a bit! I've got a big one this month...it starts with a 4 and ends with a naught...I don't like it at all!

Did see the Passion last week...I'll tell you...it made a big impact on me. Also on my 11 and 13 years olds...they're just amazed at the depth of love that Christ showed for them...they never really got that before...so that's more than worth the cost of the tickets!

Had a great weekend here near Chicager...got the motorcycle out and did a little cruising...got the bikes all ready and took a little family ride...whew...can't wait till it's SCUBA time! :-)


March 01, 2004 - Msg 19777: Hi! Anybody know if I can get a copy of Return To Mayberry? If anyone has it on tape, I would be happy to send a blank tape and postage to you for a copy of it.

Hope ya'll have a great day.


March 01, 2004 - Msg 19778: Hey Goober, we were posting at the same time. I am interested to know how your 11 yr old handled The Passion. Did he seem very upset by it? My son is only 9 and wants to see it but I think he is probably too young, although he went to the pastor yesterday and wants to be baptized. I know he has as much understanding as a 9 yr can have but not sure if he can handle the movie, yet.
I think I will wait until its out on dvd and maybe edit out the hardest parts (which would be most of the movie, I guess). We'll see...



March 01, 2004 - Msg 19779: Hey Boo...actually, she's not yet 11...won't be till September. I was a little worried about her...not sure...but she's very mature and very sensative from a spiritul standpoint. The 13 year old openly sobbed through many of the beating parts...he's a lot more free with his emotion. Paige just sat and watched...not a lot of emotion..but a lot of intensity. After..we talked a lot about it...and while she offered a lot of thought and opinions...her best was that now she gets it...she knew that Jesus loved her...and that He died for her...but never knew just how much.

I think every parent has to make the call for their kids...since you son has come to a place of understanding the importance of baptism and what God means to him...maybe he would be fine...it's a hard call.

The violence in the movie is not at all what hurt me...it was watching the depiction of someone that means so much to me...allowing himself to suffer for the things I've done wrong. Yes, the scenes are harsh and disturbing...but they take a back seat to my guilt for all the things I've done...and all the times I've failed Him. I'm taking some other folks tonight to see it...folks that are not believers...but want to see for themselves.


March 01, 2004 - Msg 19780: Good for you Goober! I truly believe this is why our churches were so packed this weekend! Hope and pray it continues.
I thought it was in "Return to Mayberry!" that they got married! I would like a copy also if anyone is willing. Might check amazon. How about Weavers?
Welcome Frances! Sorry we cant help you on reaching Andy, but please set for a spell, or at least, like Mr Tucker, "hold the post up" for a bit.
Welcome to March! Here in Phoenix it came in like a little lamb! Sooooo...maybe we'll get a nice rain storm later.
Romeena- I recall premiums in OXODOL but not Octagon. Might be the same. Also, seems like we saved a million of the little betty crocker certificates for our neighbor lady from cereal boxtops.
In AZ we had GOLD BOND stamps. Could it be those?
Pipeman- remember driving up to a gas pump and asking for "a dollar's worth!!" (haha)
About 3 guys would come out, check tires, oil etc too, then I'd hand them my dollar and off I'd go to pick up Betty Sue! (Yup, my first date's real name!)
Spot, that was good vittles last night!
G'day all,
Mr Darling's Cuz

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19781: Hey, everyone! MDC, I remember Gold Bond stamps, but that's not what I'm trying to think of. I checked the infamous kitchen drawer, and did find some old S&H Green stamps, but none of the yellow ones I'm looking for. I'll ask my cousin in San Antonio, she might remember.

Went rose shopping today, found five of the ones I've selected, but that's all. Guess I'll have to order the rest. They cost more that way, wish I could find them locally, but I've checked all the nurseries anywhere near me.

Beautiful day today - about 72 degrees, beautiful blue sky and golden sunshine. Saw a hilarious moment this morning. I have three squirrel houses up in my trees, and I happened to be watching when a blackbird flew up to one of them, carrying a wad of what looked like dryer lint in his beak. He landed in the doorway, obviously planning to enter and start a nest. Suddenly the lint went flying, the bird went flying, and a very ticked-off squirrel poked his head out of the hole, chattering furiously, and I about choked on my tea. It was too funny!

Well, off I go. Everyone have a great evening. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19782: Maybe the bird was a lint salesman, and his prices were too high!

72 degrees? It's 50 here. Took the little one out for a ride in the stroller. Just made it back as it started sprinkling, and now it is raining. Ugh, I don't like rain. I know it is important for the flowers and all, but I just don't cotton to it.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19783: I could really go for some rain right now Sterling, maybe wash some of this snow away. It got up to a blistering 37 here. At least the sun is shining.
You and my wife would get along well Ro. She just loves her roses. Messing around with them all the time. Me? I tend to be more pragmatic in my aproach. If I can't eat it I don't plant it. LOL
Good thing we cancel each other out some. Seems that how most good marriages tend to be though, don't you think. One kinda moderates the other so you come out with a nice even balance? Boy, this is good stuff. I hope someone is writing it down. LOL


March 01, 2004 - Msg 19784: Asa - do you want me to send you some sun screen?


March 01, 2004 - Msg 19785: little tired tonight, been a busy day. jennieboone= so good to hear from you, we've missed you. mdc= sure do remember a dollars worth and they checked fluid levels and tires, windshields. we would have been better off staying that way. now full service is they pump it and charge you, you do rest. we had 2 stations that had the glass pumps where you cranked up and it had gallon marks. c.t.= i stay confused all the time anyway but i didn't catch smokes with bulbsnatcher? goober= i wondered if you went to spring traing to become our secret catcher weapon. homemaker= have you heard from fun girl? worried about her. sterling= how are things in your neck of the woods? boo= summer is on it's way, hopefully we all escape all bad spring storms. spot= the lights are off at the remshaw place. something about no where to send billing. the meals are getting awfully sparce lately. your (going to bed early) pipeman

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19786: ANNOUNCEMENTS= 1. WED ON AMC THE MOVIE THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL AUNT BEA APPEARS IN IT. FRANCIS= IF YOU E- MAIL ANDY FAN 69 @ hot mail. com he says he attends all mayberry functions and has several duplicate autographed pictures. pipeman

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19787: Sorry for the confusion, pipeman. When bulbsnatcher was here she was trying to kick the habit. That's why "smokes" made me think of her. Hazel, oh Hazel, you better get off that sofa and out onto this porch or Frank Myers 'll sit on you! (Do I have my details right there?)
Got me a new couch today. My, it's purty!
Charlotte Tucker

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19788: Hey to jennieboone and the Porch.

-- Jelsik


March 01, 2004 - Msg 19789: Charlotte, you're a dear for reminding me about Ro's message about the Plums uniform. It's true, I did forget to respond... I've got the iron-on patch all ready. It says "Off duty. When is a water-dog really off duty?" I thought it was cute. Found it down at Walkers, on the half-off row. I just hope the Plumster aint offended that it has the "D" word in it.
I am so glad your neck lump thing is better, Charlotte. I thought we were going to have to call in some big city specialist or something. 48 degrees here in Boise today. Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody does a durn thing about it.

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19790: "Morning...HONEY.". To Jelsik. You and me and Charlotte was posting at the same time... Charlotte, I'm off my sofa now. Do you wanna run down with me and get a bottle of pop?

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19791: Hello porch
It's been awhile, hi Asa I haven't seen you at the Goppis Club for awhile of course I was off line awhile, had my puter in the shop. Hi Ro, Hazel Charlotte, Jelsik,pipeman,homemaker SH, Goober, Boo, Frankie Flint, W.S, Mrs Wiley, the Plum and everyone else, J.B. wore myself out yelling howdy to everyone,LOL. We had a beautiful sun shinny day here today a little rain at firsty but after a few hours it stopped and warmed up. Got to go hope to see y'all soon.

Ellen Brown

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19792: Miss Ellen Brown, maybe you could give me some advice about my fingernails. I've always had hard, strong, fast-growing nails, but have had problems for the past couple of years. Three of them grow out with cracks in them, and they split and get all snaggy, and drive me crazy! Any ideas? I've thought about rubbing Vicks into them. Think that would help? Guess it couldn't hurt.

Asa, I may be asking Mrs. Asa for advice. I've really never grown roses until I planted three or four last year, and now I'm putting in this whole 18x8' bed of them. My landscaper friend and his nurseryman brother (who is also my neighbor) are pretty knowledgeable, but I can't be bugging them all the time. Guess I need to find some good websites, or buy a book. One thing I do know - spray, spray, spray.

Well, have a lovely evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19793:

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19794:
I hope I fixed it this time sorry. EB

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19795: Oh, Hazel! The little decal for the Plum's uniform sounds fine! I'm sure she won't take offense at the use of the d-word. As she puts it, we are what we are, and there are worse things to be. I think she's just grateful that she's not of the feline persuasion. No offense to c-word people out there, of course. We'd have a c-word companion around here, if it wasn't for us traveling so much. The Plum and I have the travel thing worked out, and an additional member of our party would strain things quite a bit. --Romeena

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19796: ttehee gulp. EB

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19797: Hi Ro.. EB

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19798: SEEMS WE WERE BOTH FIXING MY MISTAKE .. EB

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19799: Got to go to bed I done enough. LOL...EB

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19800: Got to go to bed I done enough. LOL...EB

March 01, 2004 - Msg 19801: Boo, are you looking for the special they showed in November? Is that the one you are looking for? If so, I happen to have it on tape. If you would email me your address, I'd be glad to drop one in the mail for you. I haven't mailed the tape to Irishster yet. Dirty me, Dirty me, I'm disgusted with myself. Anyway, give me a holler and I'll mail it off to you if that is the one that you are looking for. My email is mayberrygal1004@yahoo.com

Later friends.....
fun girl

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19802: Fun girl, I don't think that is the one everyone told me about where Barney and Thelma Lou get married, but thanks anyway, Sweetheart.

Thanks to Goober, also for sharing your children's reaction to The Passion. Your comments on your response to the movie were very eloquent and I understand exactly where you were coming from. I have noticed some very good changes in myself since seeing the movie. I have a greater awareness of sin and a renewed desire to live a pure life. I also don't seem to complain nearly as much!

I'm on my way to bed. Love to all,


March 02, 2004 - Msg 19803: Hello porch friends. I hope everyone is ok tonight. Boo, I think you may be talking about the movie they did called Return to Mayberry where Barney and Thelma Lou get married. Thanks for all the comments about the movie, I'm sort of on the fence about it. I haven't decided if I want to see it or not. And if it makes you not complain enough, then I need to see it, I've been complaining a lot lately. Seems like if it can go wrong it will with me lately. Plus, remember the boy that was killed in the car wreck here in November last year? I've had to do two interviews with lawyers and one with an insurance adjuster this week since I was the one who called 911 when it happened. I really hope I dont wind up having to go to court over it. Be praying for the family of the boy who got killed, they are really giving them a hard time over this whole deal. I know money cant bring their son back, and no amount is worth his life, but I hope they get something worked out soon. It's really brought that whole night back to me again and it's just been a rough few days to say the least. Sorry for the whining, I'll hush now. Thanks for listening.. Love to you all -- Salty Dog

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19804: Morning Porch, hang in there Salty. Sounds so awful for you ANDthe family. Hope there's resolution soon. Goober, GOOD on YA for taking those folks to see Passion. I haven't been yet, but hope to go tonight. Asa, sweeping is good therapy for the 'ol arm, as is driving my stick-shift. It must be funny seeing me hit first with 2 hands (freewheelin'). Taking MIL to her neurologist visit today. It's going to be a teary day - thanks for keeping us in your prayers. Ro, that squirrel story made my morning - I've heard the expression 'the fur was flying', but now I can say 'the lint was flying'! hehehe

~ Mrs. Wiley
Barney: "It ain't a whim if you put on clean underwear!"

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19805: hey gang..here at work now ....signed: SPOT the"at work now dog" back in just a bit....dog of the porch

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19806: spot= can you check the remshaw places electricity? something about billing. the boys ruined four good batches. ha. ellen brown= been praying everything was ok for you. we missed you. fun girl= i've been praying and worrying about you. yesterday i asked homemaker about you. salty dog= your in my prayers the stress of something like that is tremendous, hang in there. thanks charlotte tucker for clearing that up- thought i was having a senior moment. mrs wiley= but it cost money for barney to do laudry you know how tight brney is. morning jeslik, mdc, asa, ro, boo, goober, auh20. and rest of porch. speaking of the movie passion. i wonder in one or two years from now what impact it still will haveon people? lol pipeman

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19807: Howdy Folks!
Well, I am about to head out the door to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the big art show. We will be at the Nature works show, and we have invested a lot of money into this, so please pray that God will bless us, and all our hard work. If you want to check out Pat's work, it should be on-line on Saturday in conjunction with the show. You would go to natureworks.org and once you are there click on his name-- Pat McMa-nus,(there is no dash in his name but it activated the censor!). It should be one of the names available in the live on-line auction that will be going on. I would love to hear your feedback on what you think!
I will be back next Wednesday, so keep us in your prayers for traveling mercies as well! Thanks a million!

Mary Wiggins

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19808: mary wiggins= prayers your show is a sucess and a blessing. be carefull as you travel and get back home on the porch. lol pipeman

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19809: Will send my best tec. out to the remshaw place to correct the power problem...just hope he makes it back..hey fg,mary,pipeman,salty,Boo,Ro,hazel....will stop by the store and get stuff for supper....signed: SPOT the"power dog" of this here porch

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19810: How is everyone doing today - kind of a busy day around here. . .the lady I share a room with on Tuesdays is in a foul mood. So - that has set the mood for the day in here.
Glad to see all the chatter on the porch. . .


March 02, 2004 - Msg 19811: H.m...maybe you could sing a song together and cheer her up....spot

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19812: Give her some of your little round brown candies homemaker. That'll learn her.
Good luck and God bless Mary and Salty Dog Hope it all goes well, and same for you and the MIL Mrs. Wiley. That has to be hard I am sure.
Hey to spot and pipeman.


March 02, 2004 - Msg 19813: Oops didn't see you there Ellen. Good to see you and Fun Girl also. We have missed you.


March 02, 2004 - Msg 19814: hey asa,got some granny smith apples..yall git ya one...spot

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19815: 74 DEGREES here in ga, gona wash my truck when i get off work a 4...anybody need theirs washed?..spot

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19816: G'Day Porchmiesters,
pipeman, just think, 2 years from now the Passion DVD and video will be out and circulating! Praise God! Prayers for all on the porch. I have a desk calender with Scripure verses. The one for last Wed was "In Him we have redemption through His blood" (Eph 1:7) Kinda puts a whole new light on it, dont it? On some Sunday mornings I watch D James Kennedy, and he is offering a FREE booklet about the passion, made to give to friends etc. If interested, he is at PO Box 555, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302.
Homemaker- we'll have to give her a big U in "gets along with others." (teehee)Just kidding)
Last night's color ep was about Clarence Earp.
Was that Wally Cox? Sure reminded me of his mannerisms. WC used to do "Underdog's" voice!
pman and I also converse on the Rifleman site and my handle there is Wyatt Earp! How all this gets interwined! Must be them interlopers! (hee)
But turns out Clarence Earp is just an imposter!
"Are you besmirchin' the name of Wyatt Earp?"
Spot- We're havin my wife's homemade meatloaf tonight. MMMMmmm good eatin. & Mashed potatoes,
sweet corn, biscuits, tea, milk, pie.
Charlotte, neat couch! How's your porch comin along?

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19817: Oops, good to see ya Fun Girl and Ellen.
Where's Ed Sawyer and Myberry deputy these days?

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19818: MDC homemade meat loaf sounds great.I"ll bring some slaw...love my slaw....will bring plenty..hey to all ..signed: SPOT the"looks like rain here in ga" talking dog of your porch

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19819: Hello porch it is 65 degrees here in So. Ill. the sun is shinning bright. Hello MDC them eatins sounds powerful goood.


March 02, 2004 - Msg 19820: hasn't in been great in ill. the past week, e.b. mdc= have you checked earp mail? is that woman bring those meat balls again, tonight? pipeman

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19821: Hey to you too, Jelsik! and everyone on the Porch.
"I'd rather be called skunkface than honey like that."

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19822: Hey, all! Just passin' through, on my way to work. Sure would like to retire, but instead of whining, I should be grateful that I have a job and the strength and health to go and do it. It's just that I enjoy my home and my yard so much that I hate to leave.

Bought six more rose bushes today, just need about four or five more and I'll have all that were on my list, plus a few that I just couldn't resist when I saw them. Laaawww, I'm ready for spring, like never before. I can't wait to see this yard when everything greens up and blooms.

Well, gotta run. Everyone have a great evening, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19823: Lots of chit chat. I love chit chat! (unlike Lydia from Lydia). MDC, I think there must've been a miscommunication sometime or other. I described my porch awhile back. My husband built it for me several years ago though. It is on the south side, sunny, and glorious. Ro, I'd suggest Vicks for those nails. My father-in-law was having awful trouble with his toenails--fungus, sharp, cutting his feet when he slept. And he has diabetes so this was not a good thing. I told him what you told me about that toenail fungus, and the Vicks has REALLY helped! Good to see you Ellen Brown and Salty, fungirl, jennieboone, homemaker, Jelsik, Hazel, pipeman, spot, goober, Asa, Boo, Mrs. Wiley! My goodness, who's not here? Where is MAVIS??! That girl's probably busy clipping pups. Asa, by the way, how's Barney doin' with his "potty training?" Sorry to hear about all the questions with that accident case, Salty.
Charlotte Tucker

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19824: Well Charlotte, Barney's coming along SLOWLY with his training. He knows where to go but I think he gets to excited in his running around sometimes and waits till it's to late to make it where he's suppose to go, and, well, the rest is history. It will be good when our snow melts and he can get outside and play on the grass.
Our local news did a story on Elizabeth Smart tonight. Can you believe it has been almost a full year since she was found? What a happy ending. She is now 16, a freshman in high school and doing well. Wish they all turned out that well.


March 02, 2004 - Msg 19825: Asa, Barney is still very young. I hope you don't have the problem I have had with my weinie dog, though. I have had her for five years and have never been able to get her trained completely. She also wee-wees when she is scared or excited. Drives me crazy. We have to keep her in her crate most of the time when she is inside. She doesn't mind, though, she loves her crate and has a comfy bed inside. She has always been a strange dog because she would never play. All she ever wnats to do is sleep (or dig holes in the yard!).

Been a busy day today with the kids. Baby Girl has been up to her usual antics (she threw a handful of those refills that you put in a stapler in the toilet today and I had to remove them with kitchen tongs). She is getting easier and sweeter, though. Last night when I put her to bed and told her her story, I thought she was asleep and I pulled her close to me and whispered, "I love you". Her little arm came up around my neck and she said, "I love you too, Mama." After I went on to tell her she was my little angel and I loved her so much, I heard her say in her sleepy little voice,...."I happy". What greater reward could a parent have? God is so good to me every day. I'm so thankful for my family and my friends. You are all such a special part of each day. God bless you and your families and thanks for being such wonderful friends.


"Whooooo took my golden arm?"

March 02, 2004 - Msg 19826: To my porch friends:

Lord, you know I don't deserve,
the priveledge to serve,
The family you gave to me,
and the friends that share my days,
Who make my life a joyful life in oh, so many ways.

Bless the friends who walk with me,
who make my burdens light,
and may they know your gentle love and peacefulness tonight.

A big Mayberry "I love you",

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19827: Right back at you Boo. It is those little moments like that with your children that makes all the other stuff bearable huh? You sound like a very good Mother and wife. God bless you and your family.


March 03, 2004 - Msg 19828: Awww Boo, thanks for sharing that sweet, tender moment with us. It's those little things that will get you through her wild teenage years. My Mamma says "children from age 15-21 should be burried in the backyard up to their necks." :-) Asa, I sure hope spring gets there for you soon, remember March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb. Poor little Barney!

And speaking of Barney, TVLand has Andy on from 9pm to midnight tonight! It's gonna be a late one for me.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Earnest T: "Yourea a GOOD man. I declare I think I'm about to cry."

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19829: top of the morning to everyone. boo= i'd check 007's locker for the golden arm. and the porch said amen.ro= believe me retirement is good but you find yourself busier than when you work. everyone thinks since you have so much time they need to help you fill your time with lists. not complaining but wanted you to know between chruch family needs, family always expanding , neighbors and friends and home things it's full. emma= are you needing your pills to get up to the porch? have a great day. pipeman

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19830: Great stuff, Boo! Along your thoughts, Mrs. Wiley, Mark Twain said that a teenager ought to be put in a barrel drilled full of holes. Then you seal up the holes (or some such quote). Or was that Calvin Coolidge said that? Glad Barney's doin' better, Asa. Hang in there. Been tryin' to train our dog. Called him and called him this morning when the bus was here to get the kids. He just stood there and looked at me. What do you do with a dog like that?
Charlotte Tucker

"I can take some manners and I can take a little cleanin' up, but I ain't about to be beat to death with no spoon."

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19831: I loved the story about your baby girl, Boo. My youngest can be a handful - he is 6 going on 16. When he gets mad - look out! Then about 20 minutes later - I can tell him that I love him and he says "Love you too Mommy." We still give each other butterfly kisses and eskimo kisses. He is my big baby sometimes. My oldest loves to snuggle too but he isn't into eskimo kisses. . .but he does have awesome hugs!

You know Calvin Coolidge was quite a prolific orator, wouldn't you say?! But he didn't say everything!



March 03, 2004 - Msg 19832: Charlotte- I guess I got you mixed up with someone else on the porch, I think someone was fixing up their porch with a ceiling fan, screens etc? Or am I going plum crazy?
Spot your line about the slaw remined me of the MASH line, "You send all the way to Chicago for rib and you didn't order the slaw?" :)
We're goin to Red Lobster tonight! Lobsterfest!
Then mini golf!
Boo- and others- YES VICKS WORKS for the toenail rot (such a lovely topic!)Gets it good! GO VICKS!
Sterling- Thx for the name info! I was trying to spot your handle in an episode.
Romeena, you and my wife would get along famously. She is sooooo proud of her roses!
Goober- you spoke of SCUBA a while back. I took lessons once but havent used it much.
Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus!
Here's one: What's NASCAR stand for?
Anyone remember "Howdy Doody" show?
Or later "Where in the world is Carmen SanDiego?"
Really liked that one.
Back to OUR show:
Barn: Mayberry, gateway to danger!
Or Andy to Goober when he tells Andy about the new waitress at the diner, Flora (color ep):
"Awwwww, Goober's got a sweetheart!"
"You're sweet on her, aint ya!"
PRAYERS continue for all on the porch!
pipeman, will check it. My dad's line: I haven't stopped workin since I stopped workin!"
Spot- whats cookin?
Mr Darlin's, watch that spoon!, Cuz

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19833: I'm seeing double homemakers, homemaker! But that's ok. homemaker's so nice she had to say it twice!:)

Pipeman, you asked how things were in my neck of the woods a little ways back. Well, in my last post, I described things as spring-like with the rain and warm weather and all; but yesterday things seemed to turn from spring back to fall, complete with a nip in the air. And now, we're expecting snow all weekend. God works in mysterious ways, especially where weather is concerned. Ah well, that's what I get for not living in Hawaii.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19834: Hey Mr Darlin's Cuz!
I'm not sure, but my guess for NASCAR is National Association of StockCar _ Racing. I don't know what the second A is for.
Maybe it would be more appropriate to name it FasCar.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19835: hey sterling,asa,pipeman,AFD,MDC,fg,salty,jenni,hm,mrs wiley,Boo.Ro...here at work now ..back in a bit...spot

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19836: hey sterling,asa,pipeman,AFD,MDC,fg,salty,jenni,hm,mrs wiley,Boo.Ro...here at work now ..back in a bit...spot

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19837: OK.GANG!..tonight its gona be grilled thick cut beef tenderloin,baked potatoes w/bacon bits,sour cream and cheese,salad with carrots [plum]and sweet onions,radishes,graded cheese,ranch or blue cheese dressing,pecan pie,sweet tea,A-1 steak sauce,hot peppers,lots of fresh ground black pepper,and a tear from my roll of paper towels!...firing the BBQ up at 5:30 , ready at 6:00....dont be late..sogned SPOT the"grilling tenderloin,sweet tea drinking" dog of yalls porch ,,ruff..ruff..pant..pant...

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19838: Sorry Spot, don't feel like eating much today. I seem to have a sinus infection but am starting antibiotics today so should be better soon. I had homemade chicken soup for supper (good for ya!).

Your comments about your boys were sure sweet, homemaker. My eight year old has always been very affectionate to him mom. Don't you think there is something very special about the relationship between a mother and a son? Those boys are such a blessing. Makes it worth putting up with the teen years, I'll bet, and then when they give you those sweet grandchildren, wow! I always hope my son will grow up to have a son just like him.

Asa, my sister sent me the funniest email the other day. It was video clip form America's Funniest Videos of a weinie dog who grabbed a lighted Roman candle out of the ground and was running with it while it shot at the bystanders. Hilarious! By the way, thanks for your kind comments, Asa. I hope I am a good wife and mother but I know I have many flaws (especially in the wife department). Sometimes it seems like the kids get all of my attention.

I had a great time watching TAGS last night on TVLand. I absolutely love that ep about the camping trip. The way Barney and Gomer look lying there on the ground next to Andy just KILLS me! Looking forward to tonight's episodes!


March 03, 2004 - Msg 19839: Hope you feel better Boo....spot

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19840: Hello Family- It has been a while since I have been on the porch. Spring is finally coming in our part of the world, and the Robins are back!! I can't begin to read all the entries from the past few months, but I will try. I have miss all the family gatherings, meals and good nature bantering with each other. My, my it's good to be back. Hey, Asa! the youn'un is coming home tonight for 10 days. So don't be a lookin' for her... gotta be at the airport at 10:50 tonight. so much for that little bit of sleep before work in the morning. Hope all are doing good. ~New Neighbor!!

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19841: HEY NEW NEIGHBOR!..im spot the talking dog of goobers..I try to do most of the cooking for the porch!..dont be a stranger!..sterling I think the second A in NASCAR stands for auto.I have a class to teach tomorrow so yall have one of the nice ladys cook for yall...signed: SPOT the "glad to here from the new neighbor" cook dog of the porch...ruff..

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19842: I think I hear a web footed red crested lake loon!....I"m part bird dog ya know...spot

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19843: Howdy there, New Neighbor! Long time no see. Mr. Darlin's Cuz, Maybe someone else was redecoratin' their porch. Was it Romeena? She's always re-doin' somethin'. Homemaker, them boys are indeed sweet. My 13-year-old is really a pretty good guy for bein' 13! Once in awhile when he really wants something, he calls me mommy. What a hoot! So what d'ya think? Does he get it? Yea, usually! Tonight it was a new pair of basketball shoes! He's a typical teen, but now my little (taller than I am) girl whose 11 has got the market cornered on "sweet"! She is quite an amazing little girl. Does her chores better than her brother by far.
Charlotte Tucker

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19844: Wow, New Neighbor has come home! Long time no see. Don't you go off and stay gone so long anymore - we worry about you and miss you!

Nope, it's not me doing anything to a porch. I have a sunroom, but it's been complete for a while, and doesn't need anything but a good cleaning. I get to messing around in the yard, and the house just goes to ruin. I'd much rather dig than dust.

Three whole hours of TAGS! I can't believe it! I just ran in here between eps to check out the porch. Now, TAGS is back, and I'm gone. Enjoy, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 03, 2004 - Msg 19845: A Big Hey to the Porch! FRANKIE FLINT

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19846: A is for auto. Now why didn't I think of that, Spot?! Thanks for the info.

Hey, this has probably been brought up before, but did anyone notice that in tonight's episode where Ernest T. tries to get an education, that both Andy and Barney refer for Ernest's girlfriend Romeena as "Ramona"? Andy did it when he was talking to Ernest T. at about the middle of the ep. He says something like, "Ramona is your one true love!"
And Barney says it at the very end of the ep when he and Andy are talking.
I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I just noticed it tonight!
I'm slow but I get there eventually!:)
Night all!
-Sterling Holobyte

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19847: Oh, and that's supposed to be "refer to", not for!
Like I said, kind of slow!:)
-Sterling Holobyte

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19848: Hey to the porch and Welcome home NN I've missed you being around here. Things are slowing down here for the most part. Say a lil prayer for my best friend tonight and tomorrow, she's having her first baby, and they are inducing labor tomorrow morning. Thanks guys, love to ya's all. -Salty Dog


March 04, 2004 - Msg 19849: Morning, porch.
Sterling, some say Potato, some say Patata. Some say Romeena, some say Ramona.
Let's call the whole thing off.
Thanks Mrs. Wiley for the tip about the 3 hours of TAGS. I didn't read your post until I'd missed half of em, but I did see The Education of Ernest T, and Aunt Bees Romance and Barneys Bloodhound. I love Andys line "I don't believe that dog could find his own food dish".

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19850: Mornin' Y'all! Gonna be 80 degrees today-I'll stand outside and fan some of the warmth your way Asa! So happy to see sunshine & warm temps! We have had a cold,nasty winter.
Boo,you little girl sounds so sweet.I love reading about her antics too! My grandbaby Laci started giving us kisses on the cheek when she was about 3 months old-precious! Of course,she has antics of her own,like pulling my hair and popping me in the mouth(she aims!) when she's aggravated! God Bless our lil' ones!
Hope everyone's well and has a great day-love to all!
possum under a rock

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19851: morning to everyone on the porch ,hope everyone has a great day.Spot ,I hate I missed supper last night sounded good real good
Mayberry Deputy

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19852: Mornin' porch pals! MDC, It 'twas me who is redoing her front porch! The concrete is stamped and sealed, looks like highly polished GA Red Clay cut into rectangular bricks with dark charcoal grout. The area is big enough to hold the entire virtual porch. Soon we'll be screening it in and hanging bamboo shades. Then comes the ceiling fan and comfey furniture. The far end will have a greenhouse type roof and I'll put all my plants down there. Sure will be nice for watching the sunset! Salty, I will be prayin for your friend. Sterling, Earnest T. meets "Ramona" at Mrs. Wileys party ("go on, mingle... dance with Ramona."). Later, Earnest T. in his charming mountain accent, calls her Romeena. I guess it stuck, it's the same person though.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Earnest T.: "...said she wanted someone who was educated, could read an write. I didn't know a man what could chuck a full growed mule over his shoulders HAD TO!"

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19853: glad you cleared porch building up. i was startingto think of barney== you see andj, you got a porch, i got a porch and all 0f god's children have a porch, so we're just normal. the a i think stands for a brown truck will be crowned the points winner 2004. i mean that in the humblest wat don'tyou know? got a busy day so i'll just say love & prayers to each one. pipeman

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19854: Sure enjoyed last night's Tags episodes, even though I was feelin' poorly (thanks for the good wishes, Spot). I think I am on the mend.

Mrs. Wiley, that porch sounds just wonderful! Wish we could share it with you.

Possum, I sure wish we could see little Lacy. She sounds so sweet. I just love the kind of kisses those babies give you when they open their mouth real wide and slobber on your face.

Sterling, I think Earnest T. is the only one who ever called Ramona Romeena (you know how he is--not the sharpest knife in the drawer).

Gotta go....Baby Girl needs something.


March 04, 2004 - Msg 19855: calvin coolidge in 2004 for p-r-e-s-i-dent. floyd will your monitor the ballot boxes at election time? if cal;vin coolidge ran i could hear andy; they're going to kill him at the ballot box.

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19856: Well, that serves me right for listening to Ernest T. Bass and nobody else.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19857: WOW, busy porch news day!
Mrs Wiley!- You're the one getting the new porch!
Thanks for the update. Sounds purdy!
Goob- Just heard that all the Cubs spring games are sold out! :( Wanted to see one.
Boo- love the chicken that they "cooked in the woods!" And, yup, Barn and Gomer were as scared as the boys! So classic!
NASCAR- I even looked on the website and cant see what it is. But I think the second "A" is part of "CAr" then "Racing." But now Im not sure.
Sterling- whatever her name is, do we ever SEE her? (hmmm) And can she add 25 and 25! (teehee)
Possum- 80 degrees! wow, it's raining again today in Phx!
We're havin leftovers tonight! Dang, I hate when that happens! Where's spot when ya need him! lol
Lots o love to all of you and yours.
Mr Darling's Cuz

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19858: Good to see ya again mayberry deputy!
Hope you are barney and not Warren! (hee)

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19859: hey mdc got my bullet in my pocket
" we defy the mafia "
mayberry deputy

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19860: Definition: acronym: NASCAR stands for the "National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing"

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19861: I knew that!


March 04, 2004 - Msg 19862: Sure you did........


March 04, 2004 - Msg 19863: heehee.....

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19864: Just kidding, Asa! Your porch pal, Boo.

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19865: Hello to all on the porch!Have not been around
for a while.Reading back over some archives to
refresh what memory I have of some of the locals!
Good stuff mostly...as I recalled.So I hope this note finds you all in good health.
I have been getting flat out robbed lately on TAGS
episodes... the scheduling on TV land is strange
in many ways!?

March 04, 2004 - Msg 19866: Hey, there, Shoe! Good to see you. So, you've noticed that about TV Land too, have you? Very strange....and to top it off, we're getting a marathon of "Starsky and Hutch" tonight, of all things. Naturally, a marathon means that we'll be seeing them nightly in the future. I'm sorry, if that's somebody's favorite show, then please forgive me, but it just can't hold a candle to TAGS. Wish those folks up there in the ivory tower of TV programming would wake up.

We had a real frog-strangler rainstorm this afternoon. It's the kind that would have left me with four inches of water standing in my back yard for the next several days, but with the new drainage system my landscaper friend put in, there are only a few isolated small puddles back there right now, and they'll be gone by morning. That little geyser out by the curb in front was spouting water for a couple of hours after the rain, and you could see the water swirling into the collection grates in the back yard. The man is a genius.

Boo, I love the stories about Erin. Folks, she is the cutest, most angelic-faced little thing you could ever imagine, and the activity behind those big innocent eyes is just amazing. Her brother is a fine, sweet young man and appears to be very conscientious about looking after his little sister. That may not hold up all the time at home, (if it does, we'll nominate him for sainthood) but that was the impression when I met him.

Well, guess I'll go give the Plum a carrot, she has nudged me and tugged on my shirt a few times, and that usually means "give me a carrot, please." Have a great weekend, folks. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19867: Hello Porch, Sacramento Kings won again tonight.