March 05, 2004 - Msg 19868: Yeah Romeena(or should I call you Ramona?) ;), I like Starsky and Hutch but I was kinda looking forward to some TAGS tonight. Then I turned on the tv and there was S&H! So I did what any sensible person would do; I put in one of my TAGS dvd's and watched that!
-Sterling Holobyte

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19869: No need to thank me for sweeping the porch, I just happened to have a broom with me(well, you never know when you will need one, you know!).

Have Broom, Will Sweep!
-Sterling Holobyte

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19870: Right, I never was a Starsky and Hutch fan. Very Cheezy (no offense to fans of S+H).

Thank you for your kind words about my children, Ro. Erin is just getting sweeter all the time (and less mischevious) and thank God, Sean is doing so much better; no more stomach trouble and the special tutoring is helping so much. Today he cleaned the bathroom, his room, and swept and mopped my kitchen floor without being asked because he said he felt like he had been "neglecting" me by cleaning other people's homes for money and not helping me enough. He is amazing. How can I thank all of you enough who have prayed for him?!

Well, I am off to bed (sure missed TAGS tonight).


March 05, 2004 - Msg 19871: go S&H..!..gona read the archives

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19872:
SRELING= thanks for the sweep. i know s&h stands for saskey and hutch but that got me to thinking(i'll bet you wondered where all the smoke came from ha) has any one still have s&h geern stamps or gold books 0f gas coupons lying around? are there any redemption stores anywhere for s&h green stamps? BOO= i have to remind our 4 adult kids to be carefull when your tired or having a rough time with one of your what you say verbally and non verbably cause it will come back. our oldest granddaughters mother was very distraught about her way of doing things and problems but now that same grandaughter is fighting cancer but graduates from college this year. yours will be great now and as they explore the different stages of life. sending my love and prayers to th porch. pipeman

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19873: sorry sterling, should have my three cups of coffee before i try and spell. pipeman

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19874: Just got to read the archives to catch up all the porch happenings. Whoooooeeeeee! So much chitchat!
Went to the big city auction last night. It was my aunt's estate. My mother's side is not very close and so she found out through the auction barn that this was her sister in laws furniture, etc. It seems that my aunt is in a nursing home and really doesn't know anyone anymore - not even her children. All but one of my aunts and uncles on my mother's side became a "little touched in the head" during their latter years. That is not to be a mean comment but I told my husband that I should be a doozy if I live that long. My mother is in her right mind and to look at her, you wouldn't know that she is 80 years old. She can outwork me most of the time. Both her and dad are troopers. So anyway - I bought a vase that had belonged to my great grandmother. My mom was going to buy it but there was a nick in it so she said it was worthless. That's okay - for $12.50 - it can be worthless.
By the way Charlotte - do you ever create materials for special education students? I know you are the writer on the porch.
I remember s&h green stamps - my mom got a card table and chairs for about 1100 thousand books - that was a lot of saliva!!
Talk to you all later!


March 05, 2004 - Msg 19875: what color does the center of the pepermint need to beso i can win the flaslight at pearsons? in case of bad weather you know. pipe ( exercising my noggin) man see spot you got us all doing it. we are glad that's your trademark but it is fun. may we borrow the fill ins once in awhile? pipeman

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19876: Hooray for you, homemaker, for buying that vase, nick and all. Who knows what interesting story might be behind that nick? Of course, you'll probably never be able to find out, but that doesn't matter. To have a vase that was your great-grandmother's is really special. Too bad that the family dynamic is what it is, that you had to buy it at an auction barn! Still, you got it, and that's wonderful!

Sterling, I guess I'll always answer to Romeena, not Ramona. Actually, I'd probably answer to it on the street. I have used it as my email name, and as my entry into so many sites, for a number of years now, and I really consider it my second persona.

Asa, how's Barney? The Plum was asking about him yesterday, wants to know how much he has grown. She'd cherish a picture of him, if you have that capability with your email.

Well, I don't know whether to go out and plant small bedding things, or get in the car and go on another rose hunt. That big old rose bed just swallowed up nine bushes, not even quite half full. Maybe I'll hunt today, while the garden centers aren't so crowded, and plant tomorrow. The roses I'll keep for next week when my landscaper friend can plant them. I don't plant anything that big and that sensitive myself. I believe in Andy's advice - Call the Man! OK, off I go!
Sugarplum says hey! -- Romeena

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19877: Hey Ro, Barney is growing like a weed. He is sadly out of that puppy breath stage, but it is fun to watch him as he gets stronger and more coordinated each day. He can actually run straight now. Used to be when he ran his rear legs were not in sync with his front legs and so he ran crooked. It was a hoot. I have some good pictures, I just need to figure out how to send them. I'll work on that.
Did my eyes decieve me or was that New Neighbor poked her head in here? Golly, I have been waiting to hear from Courtney. I was hoping she might call. I reckon she is busy and all up at Utah State. Call me this weekend if you read this and get a chance N.N.
Well we got another 4 inches of snow last night. The ggo part is this late in the season the snow tends to be pretty wet and not stick to much. They are calling for sunny and 50's here next week and it can't come to soon. Better go dust off the golf clubs and golf balls. OH HAZEL!


March 05, 2004 - Msg 19878: ggo? Hmmm, how about good!


March 05, 2004 - Msg 19879: Hey HM, boo and Romeena etc, last night's local ep was when Aunt bea took care of Evie Joy, the baby of Andy's second cousin, Martha. I thought of you all, how good you are with the little ones.
Poor bea, so glad all was ok in the end.
I really believe that is true about a baby sensing things like that.
HM- On the roadshow, I have often heard the experts say that small chips dont really hurt the value much. Besides, for you, Im sure it is as MC says: it's PRICELESS!
Heardabout people upset about the new bush commericals, but then I also heard that FDR had a campaign button that had his photo and the saying:
"Don't ever forget Dec 7, 1941." (No TV back then)
And we CAN'T forget that trrists are still out to get us. Sorry about the soapbox, but the reaction just rubbed me the wrong way!
I'll try to keep to lighter things!
Rain let up in Phx and sun is shining again!
Will be very busy this weekend. SIL is coming in tonite and staying til Sunday PM.
Y'all have a very mayberry kind o weekend.
Spot, let's get cookin'
Mr Darling's Cuz

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19880: HEY ALL..gona whup up some corn dogs tonights!.mustard ketchup, mayo,lays chips , pickles,kool-aid,..come and join me ..plenty back to work ..lights are on at the porch signed: SPOT the" power dog of the porch

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19881: Yeah MDC, I think most of the people putting up such a ruckus are ones who didn't like our President in the first place. I've heard plenty of relatives of the victims of 9/11 who see no problem with them.

Corn dogs sound good, Spot! I just had them a couple days ago and I wouldn't mind them again!

Does anyone have any of the Dillards cd's or tapes? I've come to the conclusion that I really like that kind of music they play on TAGS! Bluegrass, right? And I was wondering which of their albums have the most songs from the show. I did see one with Dooley on it(one of my favorites) but I wonder if anyone knew of other songs that they played on TAGS that maybe have a different name than what they called it on the show. And/or if there is a compilation of those songs anywhere.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19882: what's you doing this wekend porch? see spot is into summer cooking tonight, be right there bub. your( imitating droopy dog going to be at spots for chow) pipeman

March 05, 2004 - Msg 19883:
Evening Folks,

Sterling Holobyte & MDC, I couldn't agree more about W's ads. No one seems to have a problem with every one of Kerry's ads showing him walking through the jungles of Vietnam and 50,000 American died there. I think both ads are legit.

58 degrees and raining here watching, smiling and watching the snow base run down the hill.


March 06, 2004 - Msg 19884: Hi, all. Well, the Plum has taught herself another trick. I declare, what am I to do with that little dickens? On two previous occasions, I've left my chair in the living room for some reason or other, and returned to find a wet spot on the seat. That was rather disconcerting - I'm old, but not that old yet - so it had to be the Plum. Yet the spot was colorless and odorless. Hmmmm. Couldn't figure it out. Last night, I left for only a few minutes and when I returned, I caught the Plum lying in the chair, munching happily on a big clump of ice cubes which she had obviously lifted out of my tea glass, without spilling a drop. You know how the ice will fuse together, and floats to the top of the glass. How I would love to have a video of her removing that ice! She won't touch an ice cube out of the freezer, presumably because they would stick to her nose and/or tongue. Apparently once it has floated in my tea glass for a while, it's acceptable. So now I'll have to carry my glass with me when I leave the chair, because she's bound to spill it sooner or later. (Hmm, I thought I detected the flavor of carrot in my tea now and then!) Can't you just picture her lifting that big old chunk of ice up and out of that glass, looking over her shoulder all the time, hoping I wouldn't catch her? That little rascal is a caution, sure enough!

She says hey! --Romeena

March 06, 2004 - Msg 19885: hey to all of our porch folks and prayers fo those who have been gone to long. homemaker- so glad you gotthe vase. maybe it was gods way of letting you know your great grandmother watches over you in spirit, memory, and will hel see you thru trails of this world. ro- they say furkids aren't practical jokers. for me i'll ignore this election until about twp weeks before and let the ballot box speak my thoughts. iit is going to be nasty and negative all the way. the real leaders that could improve lifegood as it is have not the money to compete or the connections. hard to believe for years politicians could only serve one term because they didn't want career politicians. now you see why i prefer to pray than politics. i love each of ypu. pipeman

March 06, 2004 - Msg 19886: Hey to the porch! Ro, that Sugarplum sure is a caution! On the bright side, at least the wet spot wasn't what you first thought it was.

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 06, 2004 - Msg 19887: remember your experiences with hula hoops, mood rings, pet rocks, and the question ball? pipeman

March 06, 2004 - Msg 19888: how about model railroads you set up as a kid or someone in your family? pipeman tripping down mayberry memory lane.

March 06, 2004 - Msg 19889: Just poppin' in quick here. My modem got zapped by lightning a few days back. I've missed you all. Got a ton of archives to read. : )

I'll check back in a few days - Have a great weekend and prayers for all.


March 07, 2004 - Msg 19890: good morning to everyone.afd- was wondering what happened. if you would porchchsters please check messages # 19887 & 19888 and let me know what you think thanks. i pray each of you are alright and have a great day. cubbies won against giants so spring must be near. i woke up this morning and i was breathing and that seems to be working well so far today. lol. pipeman

March 07, 2004 - Msg 19891: Good Sunday to you all! Just wanted to share something with my porch buddies concerning my little boy (he'll be 9 in three weeks) with Tourette Syndrome that you all have been so gracious to pray for. He is so much better and this morning in church, he went up front during the invitation and made a public confession of his faith in Christ and asked to be baptized. Wanted my friends to be able to rejoice with me. My husband, Bruce, will be baptizing him in our Sunday morning service in a week or so. Thank you for your prayers in Sean's behalf!


March 07, 2004 - Msg 19892: God love him, Boo. We'll all keep the prayers coming for him! You must be so proud!! I saw the Passion today. I think that Santan was holding that demon child to mock Mary and her Son. It was a beautifuly done film, and right on the money I thought. Big Jeff thought it was NOT anti-semetic (he's a Jew) and that only anti-semetic people would think that it was. He thought the violence was a little excessive, but did agree that in reality it was problably just that terrible. This is the guy who thrives on Terminator movies! I cried. I hear a pet-tion will be out Monday for Mel Gibson to make another film about St. Francis of As-isi called "Man of the Passion". I'd sign it!

~ Mrs. Wiley
There's the lilly livered turncoat now.

March 07, 2004 - Msg 19893: hello to everyone on the porch . Pipeman ,i also think about nastalgic things ,I dont know that I would call it the good old days or not but its nice to think of the past once in a while. , Im only 42 but a lot of the things you mentioned in your posts are things that I do remember .My favorite tv shows are old shows TAGS, ADAM-12 , Emergency,beverly hillbillies,Petticoat junction ect.. looking at the past isnt a bad thing
Mayberry Deputy

March 07, 2004 - Msg 19894: Hello ALL!! I know it has been awhile, but I just got done talking to Pipeman about posting something neat that I came across. I know it is long, but anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about spirituality. I definitely think this is awesome so pass it around to everyone you can think of that might enjoy this.
~Mayberry Girl

Emergency Numbers

When in sorrow, John14.
When men fail you, .... call Psalm 27.
If you want to be fruitful, John 15.
When you have sinned, Psalm 51.
When you worry, Matthew 6:19-34.
When you are in danger, Psalm 91.
When God seems far away, ... call Psalm 139.
When your faith needs stirring, Hebrews 11.
When you are lonely and fearful,... call Psalm 23.
When you grow bitter and critical, I Corinthians 13.
For Paul`s secret to happiness,... call Colossians 3:12-17.
For understanding of Christianity, .. call II Corinthians 5:15-19.
When you feel down and out, .... call Romans 8:31.
When you want peace and Rest, .... call Matthew 11:25-30.
When the world seems biggeR than God, Psalm 90.
When you want Christian assurance, Romans 8:1-30.
When you leave home for labor or travel, Psalm 121.
When your prayers grow narrow or selfish, ... call Psalm 67
For a great invention/opportunity, Isaiah 55.
When you want courage for a task, Joshua 1.
For how to get along with fellow men, Romans 12.
When you think of investments and returns,. Mark 10.
If you are depressed, Psalm 27.
If your pocketbook is empty, ... call Psalm 37.
If you are losing confidence in people, ... call I Corinthians 13.
If people seem unkind, John 15.
If discouraged about your work,... call Psalm 126.
If you find the world growing small and yourself great, Psalm 19.
For dealing with fear, ... call Psalm 34:7.
For security, ..... call Psalm 121:3
For assurance, ... call Mark 8:35.
For reassurance, .... call Psalm 145:18.

March 07, 2004 - Msg 19895: Mayberry Girl, that's beautiful, and every reference rings true. You just can't beat the word of God, to meet you at your point of need, whatever it may be. Thanks for sharing.

Pipeman, I remember hula hoops. I about pretzelized myself trying to keep the thing going. I had a mood ring, and our kids gave my husband a pet rock for his birthday! He accepted it with great grace and enthusiasm, and kept it on his desk for a very long time. (It's probably still around here somewhere.) Remember the Slinky toys? I guess you can still buy them, but when they first came out, every kid had to have one, whether they had a stairway for it to walk down or not.

How about the plastic bubble stuff? Remember that? You put a blob of the plastic stuff on the end of a little tube, and then you'd blow a bubble. When it got about as big as the stuff would allow, you pinched it off the tube to seal the hole, and you had a little bubble, or balloon. They were usually lopsided, and would get wrinkly as they dried, but some would last for days. We thought they were very cool.

Boo, that's wonderful news about Sean. You must be so proud of him, and I well remember how it feels when your child makes that commitment. Tell him I'm happy for him, please.

Well, have a great week, everybody. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 07, 2004 - Msg 19896: Hello porch friends I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was good. My best friends baby was born healthy. And both mom and baby are doing fine. She is a beautiful little thing. Her name is Rachel. I tried to talk her into naming the baby Andylina but she just wasn't interested lol. Cute story about the plum Romeena. It's amazing the things those lil furkids seem to come up with. Ya'll take care, and have a good week. Weird weather we been having here. It was in the 60's today, and blowing snow tonight. But you know what they say, everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. I think Calvin Coolidge said that. tee hee... good night friends love to you all--Salty Dog

March 07, 2004 - Msg 19897: Thanks Mrs. Wiley and Romeena! I will tell Sean you are happy for him.

I like the conversations that come up about the toys we used to play with. I played whith a whole lot of Barbies and all the stuff like the Barbie camper and house, yada, yada, yada. I always had a slinky somewhere around the house and loved that stuff that you blew bubbles with, Ro! I can still remember what it smelled like (kinda toxic-like!). Here's something I don't think we have talked about: what kind of music did you listen to as kids and teens? I liked Beatles and Monkeeys and Hermans' Hermits, Rolling Stones and Paul Rever and The Raiders....then as an adolescent, Elton John, Bread (remember "If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words..."?), Billy Joel and Journey, oh and I can't forget James Taylor.

Well, I think I will head off to bed. My sister and I are getting up early to walk (groan). My good friend who is only 38 had a little stroke yesterday and it made me think!

Good night,

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19898: Oh, by the way, Mrs. Wiley, I don't remember anyone named Santan in The Passion. Heehee--couldn't resist!


March 08, 2004 - Msg 19899: Boo, isn't he related to Santa? ;) Half-brother or something. Folks, I have a problem that is right up your alley, being that this here is a TAGS porch and this is a TAGS-related problem. And I wanted to get you opinion on it. I recently bought another TAGS 2-dvd set, this time at Walmart. They are the same episodes as the ones I have already(I guess those are the only eps they have out so far), but I bought it because some of the episodes on my other set won't play for some reason. Now, I bought the new one mainly for the episodes themselves but I was also interested by what it said on the package about there being "loads" of bonus material including some old cartoons and even old commercials, one with Andy himself. Well, I was watching the dvds and though the episodes seem to work fine and include the epilogues to them, those bonus cartoons and commercials are nowhere to be found. They just ain't there! I checked everything I could check, but all you can do is play all the episodes or select a particular episode to play, but no bonus material stuff is anywhere on the menu on either dvd. I was naturally kind of perturbed by this and I decided I would take them back to Walmart, get my money back, and write to the distributer to tell them how displeased I was that they would put all that stuff to entice you to buy it on the box when it isn't there on the dvd. And also maybe tell Walmart about this company's deceptive advertising. I didn't get to it today, and it gave me second thoughts about what I should do so I thought I would ask my friends on the porch. I also thought I would ask if anyone else had bought this same set from Walmart or elsewhere. It has a logo called TVNite at the top right corner and it is from Raintree Video. The other thing I found weird is that they don't use the correct episode ti-tles(censored) as far as I know them. For Example, the episode with Opie and the dogs(which if I'm not mistaken is called Dogs, dogs, dogs) they call Dog Gone Opie! Does anyone else have these dvds from this particular company? I would hate to condemn them if this is just a faulty dvd and the other ones do have the extra's on them. Or should I just take the other one back and get another one to see if that one is the same way, and THEN write to them and/or tell Walmart about this? WWAD? What Would Andy Do? :) Thanks to anyone who responds to this and sorry it is so long! -Sterling Holobyte

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19900: Oh, I forgot to say that I only paid $5.50 for the dvd, so that added to my second-guessing about whether I should take them back or not.

-Sterling Holobyte

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19901: Hello Porch, Thanks for the emergency numbers Mayberry Girl. That was great!

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19902: thanks mayberry girl that is great, when you can will you mail pipeman a copy to frame? congrats on the poem, i'll be praying more doors are opened for you. hello frankie flint, i hopeyou have a great week. mrs wiley- praise od for the revival the passion has brought, the news last night teenagers are turning to the lord in record numbers. pray in two years the committment is as great unlike after 911 e saw a revival for a few months then die. salty dog- congrats to your friend new daughter. evertime a baby is born an angel rings a special bell of joy for the child who has replaced one called home. pipeman

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19903: boo- congrats for sean- praise the lord. i grew up with grand old opert music until my mid teens then rock and roll. my favor songs were 1. good night sweetheart, good night. 2. our last kiss 3.i keep right on a hurting since you said good0bye. don't you remember, when you went to the ladies room during the passion, andy said you come here old devil i'm taking you to jail? couldn't resist on picking on you, forgive me? pipeman

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19904: sterling- i think i'd check into that dvd with floyd to see if they are ligit. they might be rare if they are pulled. then i would get ahold of your state cosumer bureau to see if they are ripping the public off. like you say five dollars
isn't much for a fuss but the it would be nice to know. mayberry deputy-- i totally agree-- a stroll down memory lane is great for the spirit, we do it here all the time.wouldn't want to turn back the lock but it's like a comforter on a cold windy night. hello to rest of porch sorry i took up so much space. your pipeman

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19905: Does anyone remember the singer "Lobo" - Me and You and a Dog named Blue (Boo). . .
And Carole King - the Tapestry album - my favorite is Smackwater Jack!

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19906: Pipeman> A thought occured to me about the framing of Emergency Numbers. If I can ever find the time to do it, I might do it in a cross stich design.

Romeena> I remember hula hoops too. Mood Rings? I got three and a mood necklace too. Pet rocks? My flower bed is full of many for those who want to put googly eyes on them. lol Slinkies? Thank God the Dollar Tree sells them cuz my kids go through them like crazy. Don't make them like they used to. Plastic bubble? That stuff made a mess on my carpet so it is banned from my house. lol. Forgot to mention Rubics Cube. Just keep my Dad, Pipeman, away from him...he peels the

~mayberry girl

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19907: Sterling, you are hysterical! I laughed out loud when you asked what Andy would do.

Hey to everybody!


March 08, 2004 - Msg 19908: Morning porchsters! Just had 4 days of company from Florida. Had a good time but after visiting till 3:00 Sat. night, I am still bushed. Got lots of work to catch up on too. Hope ya'll have a great day!
Charlotte Tucker

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19909: Sterling, your question about the DVD is a good one. Like pipeman suggested, they could become a rarity - probably not, but anything is possible. My thought is that at the price of gasoline these days, I wouldn't make a special trip to return the thing, but if you're going anyway, then at least see if they'll let you exchange it and see if another one has all the advertised stuff. If it does, it would be great! If not, I think I'd write the maker.

This is an absolutely gorgeous day, one of those blue-and-gold days that I just love. Plus, I found a nursery over in Dallas that has just about all the roses I still want, so am heading that way shortly. I can't wait to get them all in the ground.

The Plum is trying to take the front door off its hinges, so my guess is that someone has delivered a package. Guess I'd better go check. Have a lovely day, everyone, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19910: Boo, maybe I was thinking of Santana? Great music. ~ Mrs. Wiley
Hey to the porch!

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19911: so good to see the porch so full. mayberry girl are you saying pipeman cheated on the old rubics cube? i thought i was being inovative. ha. pipeman

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19912: i remember lobo but not the other one. anyone remember the make up kits? davy crockett, mickey mouse, tv ones. looked like lunch boxes . pipeman looked like wsmall hair dryer boxes.

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19913: Howdy porch pardners! (I'm starting to get my posts intertwined with the western site that pipeman and I also visit) (:
Like Charlotte, I too and coming off a weekend of "entertaining." For me, it was my SIL. Had a good time and all, but it's nice to get the "house back!"
Wow, music, trains, rubics cube, where to start?
Ooops, back in a few. MDC

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19914: WooHoo. We have reached a high water mark here this afternoon in Utah. The old themometer broke 50. Ain't seen that in months and months. The snow is giving way to warmth and sunshine. Life is grand!
Enjoyed that post Mayberry Girl. I gotta go look em up now.


March 08, 2004 - Msg 19915: OK, I'm back.
Boo- good to hear about both kids' progress. Praise God.
Ro- my brother had a ferret at one time that did that same thing with the ice! Amazing... good fodder for FHV!
MAYBERRY GIRL-Good to have you back!
Music- I was always partial to the bubble gum type songs, never much on the metal stuff.
Sugar Sugar, Lobo, Snoopy Songs by Royal Guardsmen, Girl groups, It's my party, Bobby's Girl , He's so Fine etc. Some Carol King, Carly simon,
Im still a kid at heart, have an 8' by 12 ' train layout in the garage!
Anyone remember Battling Tops game?
Sterling, if there isnt even a mention on the MENU of the special features, then it is definitely false advertising! Let Walnut know.
It's 90 in Phoenix today!! Yikes, after 3 days of rain!
More later!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19916: OOps, WALMART, that is!
Oh yeah, Beatles too. Nowadays, I mostly listen to Christian Music. So much out there now that all started with Petra!

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19917: Hey to the porch! It's been a few days...just got so wrapped up in so many things...have to sit down and get my priorities in order!

Want to again request prayers (feel like I'm using up all my prayer cards!), I know you've seen the story about the water taxi that overturned in Baltimore. There were several folks hurt and one body recovered, there are also 3 people missing, 2 adults and a child. The 2 adults are my neighbors daughter and her finace. My neighbors were on the boat as well, the Mr. was pulled out safely, the Mrs. is in the hospital. Their daughter was 26...and had them and her finaces parents to baltimore to get to know each other. A very sad thing...

As far as music...I am/was a HUGE Journey and KISS fan. Now...before you get all moved...I listen to all kinds of music...I'd be listening to KISS one day and The Happy Goodmans the next. I'm still that way...have seen KISS a couple times over the last few years...and have seen Journey several...actually will see them on the 3rd of July in Dayton this year! :-)

That's all for now...hope you all have a Mayberry day!


March 08, 2004 - Msg 19918: Thank you all for your suggestions! I think I probably will exchange it first to see what another one will have on it.
And Romeena, I would write the maker but I don't know the Lord's address. Does he have email? ;)
As far as making a special trip, it really isn't because we practically live at Walmart anyway!
-Sterling Holobyte

March 08, 2004 - Msg 19919: Thats a very sad thing Goober. Prayers on on there way. And don't fret about asking to much.
How is your Dad doing? Better I hope.
So old pipeman is not above bending the rules at times huh? Thats good info to know. LOL Give em 35 they do 40. Give em 40 they do 45. I'm on to him. LOL


March 08, 2004 - Msg 19920: Hey Sterling, there are only 16 episodes out there that are in the public domain, so unless you go through Columbia House, who has the rights to TAGS, you will only find the same 16 eps available. I bought the full set a while back at Hastings for about 9 bucks. This set was marketed by Brentwood Comm. or something like that. All 16 eps are complete with the endings on them. They even have the original theme music with them. A lot of the other ones don't. So I don't know if that helps but you might want to try there. The quality of the DVD's was great to. Hope that helps.


March 08, 2004 - Msg 19921: Hey there Asa, my dad is still in the big house...not doing so well. How about yours? How are things going...I've been away from the porch more later than I've been I haven't seen any updates.

Thanks for asking...that's what I love about the porch...people are just so nice! :-)


March 08, 2004 - Msg 19922: Who's Walnut? Is he a friend of Santana's? heeheeheehee


March 08, 2004 - Msg 19923: Goober, I just read your post about your neighbors. My heart goes out to them. Such sad circumstances. I will pray for them, of course. Thank you for letting us know about the need.


March 08, 2004 - Msg 19924: Hey Boo. So happy to hear your Son is doing better. That has to be a relief for you.
Hey Goober. I am sorry about your Dad having a hard time. He is in my prayers as are you. I know how hard a time that is for you. My Dad has made an amazing recovery. He was sent home and seems to be as strong and clear headed as ever. The only concern is no one can seem to explain what happened. They run all kinds of tests and everything came back normal or negative. But he went downhill so fast and so low, I never expected him to pull through. I just wish we knew what happened. Guess you don't look a gift horse in the mouth though huh? Never did understand what the heck that means, but it sounded good right about there. LOL


March 08, 2004 - Msg 19925: WooHoo. The Jazz just beat the Lakers!


March 09, 2004 - Msg 19926: I just dont know about this dang weather, it's was in the 70's for awhile, now we're supposed to get 3 inches of that white stuff tomorrow. I'm ready for srping bad. I had a question too. Do any of you here subscribe to Dish Network? I've noticed for several nights now watching Nickelodeon and TV Land this ad that scrolls across the screen saying that Dish has threatened to drop the Nick channels. And for Dish subscribers to call and demand they keep them. So this goes on for a day or so, and now when it starts, Dish blacks it out. I just wondered if anyone knew anything about it, if it's true and so on. I hope they dont drop TV Land, that and Speed Vision are the only two channels my tv knows about lol. Anways.. let me know if ya'll hear anything. Cuz I aint having no interloper take away my tags lol. Ya'll have a good evening and stay warm. Love to you all and prayers for everyone needing them.--Salty Dog

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19927: love and prayers for everyone. asa= about your dad, prayers work, tell the doctors the greatest physician took charge. as far as mayberry girl telling on me, all i can say is a quote from barney- snitch, snitch. sterling= great one. the maker, the lord's address- say that's funny. prayers work. goober- welcome back cubbie. you can never use up all your porch prayer cards. prayers for your neighbors and dad. i heard a saying i like the other day. someone asked how are you doing? man replied; i woke up this morning breathing and it has worked out well so far. i loved the so far because we never know from one breathe to the next. mdc= i too love model railroading. what scale? road name? steam or diseal? setting and theme? your (been on to longat a time) pipeman

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19928: Mornin' Y'all. Wonderful news about your son,Boo! Hey Salty- I've seen that same thing on Dish Network with the black stripe across the screen.They'd better not mess with TVLand! It says to call Dish Network to complain. Maybe I'll phone 'em & find out what this is all about.
Hey Asa,be careful you drink plenty of water and use your sunscreen if you're outdoors what with that heatwave you're experiencing in Utah! Ha!
Prayers for the folks involved in the Baltimore water taxi accident.Sad thing,Goober.
Well,I'd better get ready for work.Just wanted to check in,say HELLO,and wish everybody a great day!
possum under a rock

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19929: Goober, prayers for your Daddy and for the neighbors kin... that is so sad. Thanks for letting us pray for them. Always a pleasure to speak with The Lord! When I hear things like about Asa's Daddy, makes me think The Lord is rockin' right 'chere with us!

Now, what's this I hear about Santana's walnuts??

pipeman, my Priest (over 80 years old) has a hobby of making scale railroads. His hand was all bandaged up a few weeks ago and I had to ask what was the matter ("whenever I see someone sitting in a quansit hut with a bucket on his head, I HAVE to ask what's the matter") he said a wood saw kicked back on him - nearly cut off his fingers!! If you're making little trees and people for your railroad, you be careful ya hear?

Hey to Asa & Barney, Boo, possum, pipeman, Salty, Goob, Ro & Plum and Sterling!
~ Mrs. Wiley

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19930: Mrs Wiley, you are a caution. LOL


March 09, 2004 - Msg 19931: My crocuses are blooming! Did I already tell you that? Little green sprouts are pushing their heads through the soil! Hurray! Spring may not be far away! Homemaker, I forgot to answer your question: I have worked in educational publishing for 20+ years and do you know I have never worked for a company who did special ed. stuff! It's too bad too because my daughter could've used some. No, I've not written any either. Don't know that I have the expertise.
Charlotte Tucker
"Oh, he pushed me--he pushed me real hard. It was a real assault." (I love Floyd in that ep!)

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19932: Sterling - I almost bought that same set but my kids' dvd won out -
Just another busy day in paradise.


March 09, 2004 - Msg 19933: Morning Everyone! Thought I would drop in and tell a joke. Remember to read the

A Meeting With the Board

After a long, dry sermon, the minister announced that he wished to meet with the church board after the service. The first man to arrive was a stranger.

“You misunderstood my announcement. This is a meeting of the board,” said the minister.

“I know,” said the man. “If there is anyone here more bored than I am, I’d like to meet him.”

BAD JOKE DISCLAIMER: I recognize that religious humor can be risky. If you find any of these objectionable, I apologize.

~Mayberry Girl

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19934: Pipeman> Let's just say that after the Rubicks Cube advice you gave me in the kitchen that day, I now know why the stickers kept falling off. haha. I want to get a picture Rubicks Cube where I bring in 6 pictures to Walgreen photo shop and they will send off for the Cube to be made.

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19935: Spiritual Quotes for the Day -

"It is said that there are only two tragedies in life: not getting what one wants, and getting it."
-Bhanta Henepola Gunaratana

"Those who believe everything to be created by God see Him in everything. They find comfort in regarding the Creator and not His creation. All problems stem from the illusion that created things hold the ultimate power. Turn to Him, therefore, if you seek deliverance."

"When you are aware of your pain and suffering, it helps you to develop your capacity for empathy, the capacity which allows you to relate to other people’s feelings and sufferings. This enhances your capacity for compassion towards others."
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama


~Mayberry Girl

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19936: Okay, I am thinking of giving a spiritual lecture. Having trouble deciding what topic to talk on first, second, etc. Then a thought occurred to me.... ask this board. So the question is.... what spiritual topic do you think I should discuss? Give me some topics.

~mayberry girl.

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19937: I don't know, but I sure liked the joke, M G!


March 09, 2004 - Msg 19938: Oh, almost forgot, Santana's Walnuts got cracked, I think.


March 09, 2004 - Msg 19939: hey pipeman,mg,hm,mrs wiley,ro,boo.plum.afd,...its me spot been off from work a few days...sorry!...gona be beans afranks for lunch ...ok?..rolls...butter tea....go matt k. [nascar]...little E..tighten up!..signed SPOT.the"will be at work 16 hrs tomorrow".dog of the porch...

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19940: Ya-ta-he Mayberry Girl. That's some of the little Native American Indian that I know! (Means hello in Navajo) As for spiritual topics, that's a tough one, but the Bible is always a good place to start!
Your joke reminded me of this little ditty:
The deacon board was interviewing candidates to be their new pastor. After several interviews, they got together to discuss them. One deacon stands up and exclaims, "I liked what the last guy had to say, except that he wants Sundays off!!" (teehee)
Last night's two colored episodes were the battle of Mayberry and the Singer in Town. Battle was so funny when Opie found out the TRUth! Sometimes the truth hurts! (haha)
Was someone on this porch asking about the song "Our Home Town" that was sung in the Singer ep? I now have it on tape if you needed or wanted the words.
Asa- The scripture says that the prayers of righteous ones availeth much! So there must be some on the porch! Amen!
As far as the "gift horse" saying, I have heard it explained this way. (pipeman, here's one for the western site)
When horses were our main means of transportation, (not that long ago, actually) if someone gave you a horse as a gift, it was considered very rude to check the horse's teeth and gums in front of the gift giver, because one can tell a lot about a horse's health by checking out his mouth, thus the saying....
HM, is it the same with goats?? (heehee)
Where's spot?, we need to rustle up some grub for tonight. Where's ole Wishbone when ya need 'im?
Have a good day.
Mr Darlin's Cuz
"Howard, are you wearing your undershirt?"

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19941: SPOT! We must have posted at the same time!

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19942: Yeah Boo, that was one of my favorite parts of the movie - when Jesus STOMPED on the serpent's head with His Heel. Sounded like walnuts, didn't it?

~ mayberry girl, talk about faith amidst physical suffering (offering up one's suffering for sinners, the poor, etc).

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19943: GREETINGS MAYBERRY PORCH SITTERS!!

We just got back from our trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have to tell you, now I know why Oklahoma's abbreviation is "OK." Those people there are "okay"! We had a wonderful time. We were able to see the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, and boy did they have some wonderful work in there. My husband walked out of there inspired and depressed at the same time! He said seeing all that wonderful artwork makes you want to get back home and paint, but you also realize how great the artists are whose work is displayed there! Well, I must thank you all for your prayers during our trip. We had a wonderful show, and when you have most of your life-savings sunk into a new business venture, it is always good to see such a positive response! The people there LOVED Pat's work, and they bought some of it too!;) Our trip to and from the show went smoothly, so I know those traveling mercies went right along with us. As a matter of fact, we arrived at our hotel Wednesday, right around 2:00p.m. If you remember last Wednesday, in that area and in Texas, there were torrential downpours. We had dry weather until 2 blocks from our hotel and then the sky just opened up! We only had two blocks to go in bad weather! By the way, if any one is interested in bronze sculptures, our booth was right in between two extremely talented men, both of whom had the most magnificent sculptures. I can give their names to any one who may be interested.

Goober, my prayers go out to your neighbor's daughter and fiance, please let us know if there is any more news.

Romeena, PICTURES please! I sure would love to see that garden of yours. If you do get some on the internet, let us know where to check them out at!

Thanks again, for keeping us in your prayers this past week, it was VERY much appreciated!

Mary Wiggins

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19944: Mrs. Wiley>>You left out the believers. Because many say they have faith, but do they REALLY have faith. And if so, is that faith secure enough to carry them through the most unthinkable or most difficult times?

Faith is not secure if even the slightest opposition or disagreement causes any negative emotions. (ex. anger, frustration, ego, etc.)

Thanks for the topic!

Anyone else? Now Dad when were you this silent. haha.

~Mayberry Girl

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19945: Mr. Darlin's Cuz>> Yes. Ya-Ta-Hey is Dine for hello, but I am not Dine. I have friends that are Dine though.

Speaking of language.... In the movie The Passion of the Christ, did you know that the word for yes is "aye" which American Indians use as an universal expression. And the word for no is "tla" is also the Cherokee word for no.

Okay...sorry for the interuption...carry on..

~Mayberry Girl

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19946: Hi, friends! Can only sit a minute - worked last night, slept today, back to work tonight. Beautiful day here! Warm, sunny, and things are blooming everywhere. Some of the new rosebushes, just planted a few days ago, have fat little buds on them.

Asa, so good to hear that your dad is doing well. God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform. Sugarplum says to give Barney a treat and a hug, from the two of us.

Mary Wiggins, I'm happy that Pat's show went well. I checked it out, thinking I might drive to Tulsa and see you all, but it's a pretty good drive from Dallas, so didn't try it. Would have been fun, though. Friends, for those who haven't seen Pat's work, he's fabulous! I have three of his prints, and get comments on them all the time. They're a beautiful addition to my home.

Well, off I go. Gotta throw toys for the Plum and wear her out a bit before I leave for work, so she'll sleep well. Have a lovely evening, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19947: Evening Folks,

Mayberry Girl, sorry I have to disagree with you but showing anger I believe is not exhibiting a lack of faith. In the nature of good and kind hearted discourse, I think the Bible is clear and shows that God the Father and God the Son both have exhibited anger. Anger and frustration can be positive emotions. They are not exclusively negative feelings. To say the ones faith needs to be perfect I think fly's in contradiction to Biblical teachings.


March 09, 2004 - Msg 19948: Interesting....I think I know the idea that Mayberry Girl was trying to get across. I think that if I took the time to cultivate my spiritual life more I would have the kind faith that would keep me from becoming angry and frustrated in many situations. I am interested in your comment: "To say ones faith needs to be perfect I think fly's in contradiction to Biblical teachings.". Could you explain your feelings a bit. I don't understand why faith shouldn't be perfect. Thanks, auh2o. Maybe I'm just not getting it...haha.

Good to have you back Mary Wiggins! Glad all went well.

I thought about all of you this morning when my sister and I took our morning walk. We were in an unfamiliar neighborhood (out in the country) when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, about 30 dogs came running toward us. They were all very nice dogs and we all had a big time together. Turns out they lived on a type of dog farm for strays. I looked at my sister and said, "Does this remind you of anything?", to which she said something like, "Giraffes are selfish!". Don't you love it?! Just another Mayberry moment in our busy day.

Gotta go spend some time with the boy....
Have a great evening,

PS_ Yes, Mrs. Wiley, Santan got his Walnuts crushed to powder, didn't he?

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19949:

The thought I was trying to convey (somewhat poorly) was in response to post #1994. In particular to the statement that "Faith is not secure if even the slightest opposition or disagreement causes any negative emotions." I simply do not believe that anger and frustration are negative emotions. For example Jesus showed great anger in John 2:15-16,
"And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise."
How one acts on ones anger and frustration can most certainly be negative.
As for ones faith, being perfect I think is a fantastic goal. But, I don't believe one needs perfect faith, that is, as long as one believes in Jesus Christ and does what Jesus has asked him or her to do I feel that that individual is saved, perfect or not.

auh2o (sorry about the length)

March 09, 2004 - Msg 19950: Boo, I think faith can't be perfect because we are not perfect. Maybe if we were divine beings...
If that is what you are talking about.

Mary Wiggins, I'm glad you had a good time on your trip!

Ok, if you have been keeping up on my little TAGS dvd concern, I went back to Walmart(or walnut to some) and exchanged the dvd for another one. I took that one home and just played it little while ago, but it is the same deal with that one: no extras. So, I plan on taking that one back and, since they said they don't like to refund dvds after they're opened(well, how are you supposed to know if the extra's are really on it if you don't open it?! Which I did say to the clerk and she said yeah, they could probably work something out if this one doesn't work right), but I think I will try one other one that I saw there at the same price but different company(I think). If I could find the Columbia House ones there that Asa mentioned I surely would buy them! It would be nice to have the original theme music instead of the weird tunes they put on these other ones.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19951: Good morning at work now! for 16 hrs....will have lunch for yall..signed: SPOT the"talking dog of the" porch

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19952:
Sterling Holobyte, BINGO,thanks that's the idea I behind my post.


March 10, 2004 - Msg 19953: Morning Porchpals! Sterling, I have a VideoTape (remember those?) that I got in 1991 wit 3 eps on it. It's made by UAV Home Video. Says it uncut, so I'm going to go watch it right now. You've got me interestedin the Columbia House DVD's... would LOVE to see uncut w/original commercials!

auh2o, great point. When anger is justified (as in Our Lord's zeal for His Father's House) or when sadness for the hard hearts of others happens, it can be a type of "fraternal correction" and you could be doing a service to someone! I also see that ~ mayberry girl makes the point that we shouldn't crumble when we are tested. I read somewhere that the Hebrew translation of this part of the Our Father: "...and lead us not into temptation..." can also correctly translate to: "... and do not put us to the test...". Just thought that was interesting. Laww, how some are tested. I had the same thought Sterling did. I don't know anybody who has the will to be perfect - without help from above. "WE can do nothing. But with GOD all things are possible."

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19954: wow what a lot going on the porch- love and prayers for evryone.mrs wiley= thanks for the tip, if i saw my finders off i'll put them on the little railroad peopleso i can keep track of charlotte tucker= watch out for jack frost. i hear he koves crocuses. mayberry girl= no one more bored than i- as floyd said ; more bored say that's funny. you sure you understood me right on the cube advise? you were younger you know. sent you some vietnam wall pictures. mdc and homemaker== your a gas = thats probably why i loves you so much but if we eat all those hot dog and beans at spots for lunch the price of gas will be everywhere. ha.lower. your pipeman

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19955: pipeman. fingers. tip. tip of fingers! hahahaha you've got me in ...STI*CHES (sensor)! hahaha!!

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19956: sure can't claim spelling as a strong suite this morning. let's take time to go down mayberry memory lane see if you had any and funny stories. 1. ladies: remember the metal large kitchen and baking stuff? what about the little metal dishes? chatty cathy.? 2. gentlemen== farm toy sets? friction toys, how about pedal cars? cushman scooters of the 50's> goober= you didn't think i'd run without saying go cubs, all other teams go 2nd place. how's that? tour pipeman

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19957: more gas beans!..we will have hamburgers for lunch..grilled,tomatoes,sliced onion,ket,must,mayo,pickles,..kool aid,chips,,ready at noon signed: Spot the"talking dog of the porch

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19958: auh2o>> I see what you are trying to convey. No one is perfect in faith, but being human I don't believe that anyone can have secure faith really. Yes, anger and frustration is negative but it doesn't have to stay negative. It all depends upon how you convey it. Even Jesus was human and thus human characteristic came out from time to time. It was to be expected. During, outburst such as the example you gave of Jesus, he was not completely was his human side. Just as he had fear, because he was human. I get frustrated many times when I see how people don't seem to understand what I do. Instead of lashing out, I now just explain the best I can at the time and pray that it will one day be understood by the person or people I tried to convey to. Perhaps using the word "faith" was the wrong word to use. I just consider "faith" and "divine understanding" the same. Other people have different definitions and that is okay, just as long as the main point is understood no matter what word you use.

As far a contradicting the Bible.... the Bible is full of contradictions. Why? Because God gave us free will and free minds to think about what was is right and wrong with us. (If that made since..I hang with a ton of Besides, there are so many translations done now that much of the REAL word is being lost. (I will soon have a Bible translated by someone who grew up knowing Aramaic...I already have read the first bit and already see descrepincies with modern day translations)The Bible gives us one guide to perfecting faith. Not sure if faith can be totally perfected by us that incarnate, but many have actually come very close.

There are some excerpts in the Bible that speaks of a wrathful God. God is not wrathful...He IS pure love and not angry, perhaps disappointed but anger is not within him. 1 John 4:7-21, 1 John 5:1-5.

More to come....
~Mayberry Girl

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19959: Lydia: "I hate chit-chat. I don't mind normal converstaion, but I hate chit-chat."

Hey Floyd, is this where the Porch got it's folder name? ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19960: Okay - who is making lunch? I am starving and the cafeteria food looks a lot like road kill if you ask me. Not everyday but today it does. Tomorrow we have fresh rolls with butter - talk about gooood! Thursday is always mashed taters and hot rolls - the meat portion changes but the taters and rolls.
Good to see everyone - if you don't mind - I am not commenting on the Mayberry Girl conversation - I like chit-chat. Normal conversation just ain't for me.

Oops Spot - I didn't see your lunch menu - remember I want Miracle Whip!


March 10, 2004 - Msg 19961: its miracle whip....yee

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19962: Mrs. Wiley, I don't know if Columbia House has the original commercials(Asa, could you help us out with that question?). The ones I was talking about that were supposed to have some original commercials(but didn't)were from someplace called Raintree Home Video. Just wanted to clarify that.
Have a good day, everyone! I'm going to go see if it is warm enough to ride my bike today.
-Sterling Holobyte