March 10, 2004 - Msg 19963: Warm here in ga...55 off work tomorrow, gona fertilize my sod ...any suggestions on what to put on it ?..i have purple flowers all in it...signed: SPOT the"gona do yard work tomorrow" yard dog of this porch!

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19964: Spot- Ya cant beat Scotts Turf Builder!
Me and the boys use it!

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19965: what is pre-emergence that i hear of?

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19966: Hi ya porch!
I read in the paper today about the dish network dropping some viacom channels. That must have been what you all were talking about. Hope you dont lose TAGS!
"That Dud is such a caution."
Auh20, Maberry Girl, etc. You all make good points! I dont know the exact place, but the word also says, "be angry but sin not (in your anger)"
This is a "holy anger", as when Moses thru down the tablets, or when Jesus cleared the temple, or when Paul stood before Agrippa. In other words, as I understand it, if we are angry over righteous causes, but in that, commit sin, (ie: property damage etc)then that is wrong!
BTW, MG- thanks for the language lesson. We have a lot to thank the Navajo code talkers for in helping to win the war in the Pacific!
Mary W- glad all went well at the show.
The Lord's protection was indeed present.
From last night's local ep:
Briscoe: Ya like Salty Dog , Sheriff?
Andy: Salty Dog is goooood!
Briscoe: (as dud throws him a jug)
Watch it lughead, you dont throw around a fine instrument like this!
spot- My wife is makin roast in the crock today!
The aroma is fillin the house as i type! Carrots, potatoes, onions, green pepper, boulion, mmmmm it's gettin tender! Yall come by now, we'll set an extra place for ya right next to Mr Tucker!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19967: Are Salty and I the only ones affected by this Dish Network moulage?? We've already lost Nickolodeon, and TVLand may be next! Help! It seems to be because Viacom is trying to drastically increase their rates that Dish Network is balking. I appreciate their trying to save us from more cost, but I don't want to lose my TVLand! Any suggestions? My daughter is already fit to be tied about losing SpongeBob!
Charlotte Tucker

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19968: Charlotte, et al,
Here is what the article said in our local paper today: (yes, it's quite a moulage!)
Echostar Communications pulled the plug on Nickelodeon and CBS affiliates in more than a dozen cities in a legal dispute with Viacom over the price of programming. 9 million customers of Echostar's Dish network were effected.
"we are willing to negotiate as soon as Viacom
is willing to be reasonable." said Echostar's spokeman..... so the moulage is on! Someone call Sarah! Help! (Thank God our local channel is not affected.)

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19969: HEY asa,pipeman,afd,mdc,fg,hm,supper soon!..busy here at the power company signed: SPOT the" busy power comp. "dog to the porch

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19970: DirecTV is running commercials explaining the moulage and asking their subscribers to "invite someone over to watch TV that is affected by the blackout". Ain't that nice? Y'all come over and watch Andy with me TVLand is running TAGS from 9 to 12pm tonight!

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19971: Well, we haven't had a "porch party" in quite a while. No holidays comin up, but we need a chance to take that "once-a-year, whether I need one or not" bath; to have Aunt Bea and Clara make up some lady fingers, to see what Otis can find near the old Meyer's Lake Road, and to ask the boys if they will make some perdy music.
No MU-si-CALS are scheduled and it's too early for the spring concert; the band shell is a mess,
so we could just have it here on the porch.
Whatdya all say?

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19972: Oops, we can pull Mrs Wileys TV out to the porch too!

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19973: "PORCH PARTY"....dancing?..sipping?..eating my bbq ribs?...hummmm...LETS DO IT!..signed: SPOT the"gona cook ribs for the party that I dont know when its gona be" talking dog of the porch

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19974: Got the big screen all ready to roll out mdc, 65 inches of TAGS! ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19975: I got the DVD" swing it?

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19976: How about conjugating some verbs at the party - but watch out for dangling participles!

homemaker (the sometimes teacher of the hearing impaired, the all the time mommy and once in awhile nagging wife!)

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19977: Hey to the PORCH!

I love a good party...I'll bring the cups for the pop! We got a whole lot left over from the party we had when we put the new gas pumps in at Wallys. Course...some are a little oily..but I told Wally not to keep em in the same storage area as the used motor oil!

SPOT I like BBQ ribs...especially a place in Cincy called Montgomer Inn...they have THE BEST baby backs ever....I'm salivatin like that dog (no offense) just thinkin about it!

Hate to hear about the moulage with losing the channels from the dish...I've got Comcast...we're not losing anything! ;-)


March 10, 2004 - Msg 19978: Comcast here also Goober![whew]..ok the ribs in the slower cooker , been in for about 3 hrs..will make some slaw,corn on the cobb,rolls,hot peppers,lots of real butter,sweet tea,season salt,will add the bbq sauce to the pot in about an hour...bring plenty of clean rags fron Wallys Goober,gona be messy!..signed: SPOT the"gona have bbq sauce dripping off my chin in a little bit,working till 10 tonight at the power comp., off work tonorrow ,gona do yard work " dog of this here PORCH!!..ruff..ruff

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19979: OK! Porch party on Mrs Wileys porch tonight for 3 hours of TAGs, verbs, partciples, ribs, roast,
and the boys will end it all with a rendition of Salty Dog! Charlene will dance a two step!
Everyone's invited! Including Earnest T. So slick down yer hair, fellas, and get your best rhymes ready!
"Them boys git riled up ever' time we come ta town!"
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19980: anyone remember mrtal kitchen toy appliances? metal toy dishes? friction toys? cushman scooters? chatty katy dolls? kitty cars? colr forms? wind up toys?farm metal toys of the 50's and early 60's? thanks for coming on our mayberry memory lane stroll. pipeman

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19981: Pipeman> as in easy bake ovens? Won't do those again after Autumn's light bulb blew up in your house I might Color forms? yep Can't find 'em hardly anymore. Barbie makes a set in a cute carrying case. Autumn has one. Got it at WalMart for like $5.00 I think. Wind up toys? David has a few that he got in a happy meal once. Does that count? hehe. The boys still got that metal farm tractor. Sitting on the shelf in David's room.

~Mayberry Girl

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19982: Of course, I want to get David some Lincoln Logs...does that count as Retro?

~Mayberry Girl

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19983: I'll brang the peanut butter for the baked taters.:)


March 10, 2004 - Msg 19984: My brother has Cushman's - goes to the Cushman shows when they are around semi-local. The neighbor has three or four. I remember my brother's from when I was younger. He re-did it with black artificial snake skin seats and I burnt my leg on the tail pipe.

homemaker (with participles still dangling)

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19985:
Evening Folks,

Mayberry Girl, great discussion. Don't get a chance to stretch the cerebral cortex too much these days. I love good hearted debate like this. It takes me back to my college days a few decades ago. My hunt and pick style of typing can throw me off course once in a while but I'll try to stay focused. I don't see the Bible as "full of contradictions." I think we're coming from to different directions. I see the Bible as the sole authority as to faith. As you said there are many examples in the Bible of Gods wrath and I believe just that. When the Bible speaks of "Gods wrath" that is what it is. At that moment God was angry, not hateful. At no time has God stopped loving us. I know I have been angry many times at people I love and at no time did I stop loving them. If I can compartmentalize these emotions I am quite confident that our Heavenly Father can do the same. Thanks again Mayberry Girl.

Spot, YARD WORK !!! That's just cruel. It's 38 here. We're getting close but no yard work yet.


March 10, 2004 - Msg 19986: cushman scooters..yep..rode a many of mile with dad on one in the 60"s pipeman!..PARTY at Mrs Wileys porch, the ribs and the DOG will be there!.gona weat my pointed toes boots with tips!.gona bring the dart board too! yee hawww.I will be coming on my old John Deer![putt putt]signed:SPOT the" gona go to a party with 4 pointed toed tiped Cowboy boots on" dog of the porch!

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19987: asa?..peanut butter for baked taters?..dont think dogs like that?

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19988: Does shoveling snow count as yard work?

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19989: and yes YARD WORK auh20..its 54 degrees here right now at 6:10 pm..and why do yall use words like"cerebral cortex" just not that that smart!..signed: SPOT the "not cerebral cortex dog{what ever it means]" of your porch

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19990: It is simply not fair for it to be 54 degrees, Spot!

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19991: Bet we will have another cold spell here on the southern end this year though....maybe not..signed: SPOT the"might go fishing tomorrow" dog of the lake porch

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19992:
Yard work? Fishing? BBQing? You should be called Spot"I may live in Heaven" dog of the south.


March 10, 2004 - Msg 19993:
I'll knock off all the cerebral cortex stuff.

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19994: Hey, Mrs. Wiley, Porch Party? I'm there. I need to watch some Comcast or DirectTV or some such critter while my DishNetwork is negotiatin'! Briscoe, you comin'? Bring yer jug and yer boys and will ya please sing Don't Hit Your Grandma with a Great Big Stick. That'un always makes me cry. (Did I request that ti-tle right?) Anyway, you know which one I mean. I'll start warmin' up to sing along.

Charlotte Tucker

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19995: Charlotte you are a site!..when warm weather really breaks loose lets have an outdoor fish fry!..and auh20 fish have to eat in cold weather too!..can anybody play the spoons at the party?.signed spot[the wana here the spoons played and then put them to good use eating] dog of the porch

March 10, 2004 - Msg 19996: Please tell me they won't take away TVLand! I don't know what I would do without TAGS in the evening.

The weather here has been absolutley perfect. Wish you could all be here to enjoy it. Spring is really nice here in South Texas.....not looking forward to the heat come May, though. One summer (I think it was 4 years ago) it got up to 118 degrees at the end of August. Combine those temps with 90% humidity and it is horrendous. Hope things don't get that bad this summer. I wish I could get one of those above ground pools for the kids but with a 2 year old I would be a nervous wreck.

Well, as for the current theological discussion, I decline to say anything else (due to my ignorance) but I do believe the bible as we have it to be God's message to man and God-inspired; don't really care if there are some seeming-contradictions. The proof of the pudding is in the eating and it has proved itself to me. I love it because it told me about the incredible love of my God for me and it taught me about my Jesus.

Gotta go relax for awhile after a long day...

March 11, 2004 - Msg 19997: Good Morning Porch

say dog of the porch I can play spoons, I'll bring them to the next gathering ok. Boo I'm with you, with all the theoloigical discussion we tend to forgot what the Bible is all about, it's our road map in this life and the most inportant point of the new testiment is that Jesus died for our sins, He loved us that much and I praise God for that love. Y'all have a great day today. Glad to hear someone is getting warm weather.

Ellen Brown

March 11, 2004 - Msg 19998: BAck to winter on this end of the porch - calling for snow showers this afternoon.
Taking the kids to the perty looking tooth doctor this morning.

March 11, 2004 - Msg 19999: Cold one on my porch today. Pipeman, my crocuses may have croaked! Jack Frost has certainly been lurking around here. Have a great day everyone. Glad you're having a nice spring in Texas, Boo!
Charlotte Tucker

March 11, 2004 - Msg 20000: YAWN! Good morning Porch, what a party! Glad to see everyone there. I guess you were wondering where I went at 11:00... I fell asleep in the recliner. When I woke up there was a baked potato in my lap with peanut butter on it - YUCK! MDC, thanks for rolling the TV back inside for me. Looks like I'll be spending the morning looking for meatballs in the house plants. Ro, reckon the Plum could come over and sniff them out for me?

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "Don't worry Barn, Opie has to be in bed by 8:30, that'll give you evenings to catch up to him. Ya' know, right up until sunset that boy's dynamite!"

March 11, 2004 - Msg 20001: Purty doc said no cavities!
Coated everyone with a vicks last night. Bought a new jar and there was no speshal occasion. Vicks does a body good!

homemaker (going to work now - ah lunch half hour is just right when I go into work - don't that beat all)

March 11, 2004 - Msg 20002: hello everyone great food and diverse weather. when the southern and western porch gets caught up maybe they'll do ours? memory lane stroll old view master reels. eye glasses with wing tips. baloon powered boats. hand held pin ball machines. yippie the dish network has reached a settlement with viacom. everything back to normal soon. hang in there porch. pipeman

March 11, 2004 - Msg 20003: asa= just saw in california there having a dauchson dog show, 5000 dollar prize. barney could be our porch entry with rest of dauchson porchsters entered. how does that sound? pipeman

March 11, 2004 - Msg 20004: We bought our son a Lone Ranger handheld pinball machine for Christmas. He didn't quite understand how that little spring thing could shoot them balls and where they land give you points. It was a conversation piece. . . .

Go Barney, Go Barney, Go Barney!


March 11, 2004 - Msg 20005: mrs Wiley, you are a bird in this world!
Great marathon last night. hope we didnt mess up lent for ya! We all just needed a break!
For all retro-thinkers, The Cracker Barrel has great sets of tinker toys and lincoln logs!
Anyone here know if F-Troop is on any channel?
pipeman- We had the metal tractor that you pedal!
It was red. Later, the green john deere pedal ones came out.
I still have my old black viewmaster.
I also used to have "rope rings" that we threw at sticks on a stand. Sorta like horseshoes.
Also had my "Cloth horsehead on a stick." (teehee) (Cant think of what theyre called)
spot, those were some fine ribs last night.
Homemaker, glad all the checkups were good!
"Look mom, no cavities!" or
"Our group had 25% fewer cavities with Crest!"
Have a good day!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 11, 2004 - Msg 20006: Oh yes, last nite's local ep was about Aunt Bea's wig. Not exactly a "Man on a Hurry" sort of ep.
I notice that in these color ones Andy seems to not have nearly as much fun doin them as the BW ones! Was it because he had lost barney?

March 11, 2004 - Msg 20007: A big "HOWDY" from the Lone Star State, where the weather is gorgeous today! Hope ya'll are havin' a great day. Just checking in to say hello.


March 11, 2004 - Msg 20008: Hey All!
Well, it is snowing here again! Rain and snow mix actually, not much fun a-tall!! But, I know spring is around the corner, and then my apple tree will blossom, and it always looks so purty!

Thanks for the nice compliments about Pat's work, Romeena! You will never know how much your support means to us!

Did anyone here used to play jacks? I used to love that game, but I don't think anyone plays it anymore...ah,well...

How about them Pistons? 4 games in a row holding their opponents to under 70 points!! I love this game! Pretty nasty play by the hockey players though. I hope the officials do something to clean up the dirty hits.

I guess I better go rustle up some dinner, I think the natives are getting hungry!

Have a great evening all..
Mary Wiggins

March 11, 2004 - Msg 20009: Well, looks like the Viacom-Dish Network moulage has ended. Hope it don't equal more $$ in my bill but depending on how much it is, I'd probably pay it just to keep Nick and TVLand. My daughter is sure happy. I can hear SpongeBob laughing in the living room right now! Mary Wiggins, you just keep that rain-snow mix there with you, ok? It was windier than windy here today and cold! Bout blew me away!
Take care porchsters!
Charlotte Tucker

Can't believe nobody had a comment for my singin' earlier. Sanntaa Luucciiaa! San-ta Lu-ci-aa!

March 11, 2004 - Msg 20010: Is that what that was? LOL


March 11, 2004 - Msg 20011: charlotte tucker; dear we were mesimerised by your golden voice and beauty to catch the song.just picking on you dear. mary wiggins==i played ball and jacks and marbles. isn't how little it took for us to entertain ourselves.? there is a western tv channel i've heard has f- troop. maybe mdc will know which one. both of us are active on the welcome to north fork- home of the tv westerns. post that question and someone will answer you fairlt quickly. spot - bet you can't wait until them sweet georgia peaches will be arriving soon about first of june. there is none better. pipeman

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20012: Well I got my channels back today. And Thank God Never lost TV Land. Direct would have had a new customer and fast then. I guess they reached their agreement. But boy did they make a moulage out of everthang. I hope you all are doing ok tonight. Weather was warm today for a change. And Spring is next week YEAH!! Has anyone seen Mavis around? I miss that gal. Ya'll take care. Love to everyone --Salty Dog

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20013: GOOD here at work now ...will be back in just a bit....signed: SPOT the" got to work till 10 tonight" dog of this porch

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20014: ok..homemade deer sausage,bisquits,white milk gravy,hash browns w/cheese,sliced fruit,grits,and pop tarts for the kids,sweet milk,oj,coffee,.....ready at 7:30 est..signed SPOT the"gona be a beautiful day in ga. high 64 and sunny"weather dog of your porch

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20015: I'll take a plate full spot - I am starved today.

Where is fun girl and Mavis - have they left this moulage of gaity that we call the porch? Oh FG and Mavis where are you - I hope you aren't under the porch - you don't know what kinds of things you'll run into under there!


March 12, 2004 - Msg 20016: I wouldn't go under the porch... might be spiders under there! Pass me some of that deer sausage that sounds good Spot. Ya'll have a good day. it's Friday! And less than one week until spring!--Salty Dog

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20017: I'll rattle Mavis's cage and see what she's up to.
Charlotte Tucker

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20018: HM, lets all stomp out feet on the porch and see who runs out from under "BOOM BOOM BOOM"..yer welcome salty dog..what is an albatros.?..[liddia]..ya know dragging that albatros with him to the dance...tee hee...signed: SPOT the"foot [paw]stomping dog" of this here porch

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20019: Hey All, Sounds like everyone is doing well. Been nice here in Vegas, 72 Degrees. We have to enjoy it now because come July, 120 for weeks. Glad to hear Viacom and Dish got their act together (can't have the porch missing TAGS). The porch is more than welcome to come over to my house. I've got Direct TV in every room. Well, back to work. Take care all and have a great MAYBERRY KINDA DAY!

Ed Sawyer

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20020: Good to see you Ed.
Yahoo, it's Friday. We made it. I just love Fridays, don't you just love Fridays? I know I just love Fridays. Yup, if there's one thing I love it's Fridays. Can't say enough about how much I love Fridays. To bad all days ain't Fridays. If all days were Fridays I'd love all days, and do you know why? Cause I love Fridays, thats why.
Hope you all have a good Friday and Barney says hey to all and a little sugar to the Plumster.


March 12, 2004 - Msg 20021: This is BIG, this is really BIG. One thing for sure, it's BIG!
Was Opie safe or was he out??
Well last night's local ep had the ball game episode and I did a little high tech replay of Opie's slide home! Regardless of what Helen's staged photo showed, Opie was OUT! Andy had it right all along! I hope I don't cause a big porch moulage, but the tape don't lie! (teehee) :)
Anyway, I thought it was interesting to do the slow mo and the freeze frame.
Of course Aunt Bea went to the game in her pearls and white Sunday hat!
I liked Goob's quote "Ok, Opie, get out there and hit one for the ole Goober."
By the way, I looked on amazon for the 16 episode dvd, and the 3 feedbacks said it was very poor quality. Was that the same one as from WalNUT? (heehee)
Have a great weekend,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20022: Asa - aren't you glad it's FRIDAY!


March 12, 2004 - Msg 20023: hungry man frozen dinners tonight, you name what kind..ya want signed: SPOT the "busy at work" dog of the porch

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20024: Just a cute moment - my oldest loves riding his bike so guess who likes to follow him on his bike - our bottle baby goat. Wherever he goes - she goes. I am going to try and capture it with my digital camera - I'll let you know when it is on my website.

Taking orders for spring cleaning manure - you haul - great for flower beds and gardens. . .
Guar- ran - teed FRESH~~


March 12, 2004 - Msg 20025: You don't deliver?


March 12, 2004 - Msg 20026: For you Asa - I'll get you a cyber link for pick up!

March 12, 2004 - Msg 20027: LOAD OF GOAT MANURE DELEVERED PLEASE HM..good for my hot pepper plants..gona finish up the go cart project for my 5 and 12 yr old tomorrow..may take it to Atlanta for the race Sun!!fall in the back of the pack and feel the track out!..installed a seat belt in the cart...wish us luck!..signed: SPOT the"gona go racing this weekend" dog of your porch

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20028: Howdy, all! Been working in the yard, haven't had a chance to sit on the porch for the past couple of days. My landscaper friend was here today, got most of the rest of the roses planted. Still have five to go, though, and it's all my fault. Dirty me, I'm disgusted with myself. I've been messin' with the controls on the sprinkler system, running it through some manual cycles, and I guess I hit the wrong button somewhere, because one zone came on last night and ran for several hours. There was a LAKE out there! The five roses I mentioned were to go in that area, and there was no planting them today. We'll get 'em on Monday, I guess. Honestly, sometimes I scare myself.

Pipeman, do you remember Brownie Hawkeye cameras? I had one, and that was a doggone good little camera. It took real sharp pictures, and made great slides. Yes, I played jacks, and in fact I played not too long ago with a friend's little girl. She was amazed that I knew how. (teehee) Now, does anyone remember the "kitchen sets" that every bride just had to have? It usually consisted of a set of canisters, and a matching stove-top set, which was a pair of large salt and pepper shakers, and a grease holder. That item had a strainer that sat in the top to catch the particles in the grease, as you poured it from the frying pan. You then had clear, solidified bacon grease in the little container, that you could spoon up when you needed it to flavor vegetables or cornbread or whatever. No kitchen was complete without those canisters. The best ones were made by West Bend, and were on every bride's wish list. (There were no registries, but brides did make wish lists, which were discreetly handled by their mother or a favorite aunt.)

Asa, the Plum is feeling poorly. I don't know just what's wrong, but she's very listless, had absolutely no interest in her supper, and is just moping around. She's going to the doctor in the morning, you can bet, unless she makes a miraculous recovery during the night. Poor little baby, she's so pitiful.

Well, guess I'll turn in, and give her a place to snuggle. Have a great weekend, everyone! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20029: such a nice full porch, everything is back to normal in mayberry tv land. love and prayers for each ofyou. spot= tes i remember those shiny west ben canister sets, remember when every wife would die for a color corodinated kitchen? stove and fridge, counters green, yellow, blue? then about 15 years later, you couldn't give those same ladies one. star trek was one of those. it's just funny even back then we just had to have and soon something new. istill have 4 pipes with different color bowles . they were fashionable smoking pipes i just had to have them of course star trek got them for christmas.i still have them from 1962. some things don't change with each generation, have a great weekend- pipeman

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20030: remember your first 3-d movie and those glasses? strange then no one thought anything about them. now we see an old clip with everyone wearing them and space cadets, so funny. well for breakfast i'll fix country ham, fresh sausage, homemade gravy, eggs of all kinds, pancakes of all kinds chocolate chip also. fresh fruit, whipped cream. cottage cheese. homemade biscuts, honey, freshly made maple syrup. homemade butter. orange juice, tea, coffee, milk,cornbread and buttermilk. serving until 11 am. come one come all. say ed, boo,and all the nice weather folks can you bbq for us tonight? we want to bask in the warmth too. your ( going to start breakfast right after my pipe and prayer time) pipeman

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20031: Mornin' Y'all! My goodness,I thought we were having an earthquake what with all that foot stomping on the porch! Felt the vibrations clear through my rock! Well,least I wasn't smoked out or jabbed at with a long poinky stick!
Thanks for the great breakfast pipeman and I'll return the favor by bringing BBQ (I work at a BBQ place) for the porch. Guess I'll pick up a few combo platters-I know Asa and Spot will each want their own! I expect everybody else to share.Y'all get bbq pork,beef,chicken,ribs,hash & rice,cole slaw,hush puppies and rolls.I'll bring some sweet tea too. I'll swing by on my lunch break with it,so y'all enjoy!
Have a good day everybody!
possum under a rock

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20032: Mornin', Dear.
- Hazel

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20033: hytn

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20034: hytn

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20035: Mornin' HONEY!
Boy, looks like pipeman and Possum have vittles covered till dinner time. I'm looking forward to it.
Ro, I am so sorry that Sugarplum is not feeling so good. Barney says hey to her and says he hopes she gets better soon. Let us know when she gets feeling better.
Beautiful Saturday blooming here. The sun is just peeking over the Wasatch mountains to my east. The skies are clear, the air is nippy right now but will warm up tp 55 later. Snow is mostly melted now so I am gonne aeriate my lawn today and throw some fertilizer on it. It is really a sad site right now having 3 to 4 feet of snow on it all winter. Hope it will recover.
Hope you all have a great day.


March 13, 2004 - Msg 20036: ikmiuiuiiibfhguvhugbfdguhgfdfhgsiguhfsygdfsgdsytuireysiougyrtbyunyuniu75679863485 h63047568767bgvthbvguriygbuhutuirethurieyutyuibuynufffffffffffffffffrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeefrankie


March 13, 2004 - Msg 20037: Howdy porch! Let's see...20036 must be Otis coming in after a Friday night, or Charlotte Tucker tryin...I mean 'singing again'. Whomever it is, they're gonna wake up Frankie Flynt.

Hey there Asa, I like Friday's too. Their BIG. BigBig. Bigger than big. Aww, big ain't the word for it. Hey Salty, lookahere: spiderbite.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"...and tell Lydia to quit hangin' her head out the window like a dog."

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20038: Ro, sorry to hear 'our' little Plum is ail'in. keep us posted on her! ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20039: Good morning porch. Can ya'll say a prayer for my Dad? He's in the hospital with chest pains, he had a heart attack 4 years ago with a 6 by pass surgery. And started having the same pains again on Wednesday but didn't bother to say anything until Thursday night. They are gonna do a heart cath on Monday morning. Unless his pains gets worse. Thanks guys ya'll are the greatest. Hope the plum gets better too. Love to you all--Salty Dog

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20040: Hey Salty, sure sorry to hear that about your Daddy and we sure will hold him and your family up in prayer. Take care hon.


March 13, 2004 - Msg 20041: Yes Salty, of course we will pray for him! ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20042: You got it salty, prayers for your dad and all ill porchsters! Will add to prayer list tomorrow too.
Ok, I guess it wasnt big. The baseball out, that is. I guess it's been done before.
Romeena- ya made your own pond! wow!
I remember those cameras! I still have one!
Also, an old "box camera".
Do boys play marbles these days? I had steelies, cats eyes, clearies etc. Such memories.
Goin out to see the Passion tonight, finally.
Good weekend to ya,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20043: Hey All!
Salty, your father is certainly in my prayers, and any one else who is feeling poorly.

Romeena, let us know what you hear about Sugarplum. We'll be praying for her, too.

I wasn't one for playing with marbles, but we used to play a game called "7-up" I think. You would bounce a ball against the wall of your house and catch it. Then number 2 was to bounce it off the wall, let it hit the ground and then catch it. Then number 3 was to bounce it off the wall, let it hit the ground, all while you spun around once, and then catch it. On and on it went with various levels of difficulty added to it. I can't remember the whole game anymore, but being I was a tom-boy, I sure loved that game and any running games, sports games, etc. Remember "Red Rover, Red Rover let......come over"?

Still cold here in Michigan. Eventually it just has to warm up, doesn't it?! Oh well, spring will come when she is good and ready!

Have a great day all,
Mary Wiggins

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20044: A little chilly here today. . .
Here are prayers for daddy and Plum. . .we want no one ailing on the porch.
Please say a prayer for a little unwed momma I know - she is pregnant, 19, and her baby most likely will be mentally handicapped. They already know. So much of a burder on her - both of her parents and her brother are mentally handicapped - she has never had a chance to have a fair life with taking care of her whole family. She could sure use some lifting up. Her aunt and uncle have finally came in to help with the burden of her parents and her brother and most likely will be adopting the new baby. So much for one girl too handle -
thanks everyone. . .

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20045: Prayers for that lil girl homemaker - and the whole family. What a hard thing to bear. MW, I remember red rover - my favorite game! Remember 4-square? and dodge-ball? MDC, enjoy the film. Take some tissue.

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20046: Prayers galore for that young woman! I hat eto think of the struggles that they will face in the years ahead. Lean on your faith! :)


March 13, 2004 - Msg 20047: Hey to the Porch.

-- Jelsik

B: "Was Lemly there?"
A: "No, Lemly wasn't there..."

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20048: Hey Jelsik.

The Porch

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20049: Who is BH from message number 20046? Is that somebody who I don't recognize? Whomever you are, welcome to the porch, I hope you stop in again soon, and spend a little more time chattin'!

Mary Wiggins

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20050:
Floyd: "You wouldn't think much went on in a quiet town like this, would you?"
The preceding quote was brought to you by Hazel.

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20051: It just occurred to me that Mrs. Wiley posted # 20000! We should of had a party or something. Give her a plaque, or a watch or something.
- Hazel

March 13, 2004 - Msg 20052: Yea, a watch with 20000 engraved on the back.
Prayers for that young lady homemaker. Sad sad situation.
Just a heads up. A&E has a full night of Mayberry going on this Sunday night at 8 eastern. Lots of neat looking clips and what not. I posted a link to their web page over at Miss Crumps if you wanna see what's gonna be on. 10-4?


March 14, 2004 - Msg 20053: good morning and prayers for everyone. since yesterday was st patty's day i thought irishter might stop by.i have a big breakfast ready until 11am.come one come all. hello barney, your on a horse? i wouldn't mention it but i just wasn't expecting it. shazam! what episode was that in? pipeman

March 14, 2004 - Msg 20054: Wow! 2000!! I'm all choked up. Full of humblness and humility. Thank you Asa, Hazel, Honorable Mayor, and Ladies of the Mayberry Historical Society. I come from a humble home. From humble parents, who are also all choked up with humility.

10-4 Asa, I'll check out that link right after Preachin.

~ Mrs. Wiley: 2000 that's 2-oh-oh-oh
Andy: "You ain't gonna cry, are ya?"

March 14, 2004 - Msg 20055: I didn't think a watch could hold the extra "0".

March 14, 2004 - Msg 20056: Good Sabbath Porch

~Ellen Brown~

March 14, 2004 - Msg 20057: Now don't start crying, Mrs. Wiley. If you start, I'm a goner.
- Hazel

March 14, 2004 - Msg 20058: Good Sabbath afternoon porch, my Dad had a really bad night last night. Having chest pains again, and not getting any rest. They are still planning on doing the procedure tomorrow morning, unless he gets worse. I'm gonna spend the night there with my mom, so she wont be alone. Ya'll keep him in your prayers. I appreciate it a bunch. Ya'll are the cats. Love to you all--Salty Dog

March 14, 2004 - Msg 20059: Salty- prayers continue for your dad. Hope all goes well on Monday.
HM- prayers for the mom to be! Sunday's a good day to pray, but anyday is I guess.
pipeman- not sure about your calendar, but mine shows st patricks day on WED, the 17th! LOL
I'm gettin the corned beef and cabbage ready to go.
Mrs Wiley and mary W- I liked red rover too, but my mom sure didnt like us playing it. Was afraid we'd break an arm! After school we'd play all the games like Red light green light, mother may I, etc. We played 7up on rainy days at school.
For us, it was a game played in the classroom.
7 kids would be "up" in the front of the room, and then would tag the kids in their seats, who would all have their heads down. Then we had to guess who tagged us. Simple fun, no computer needed!! (haha)
Good Sunday to ya all

March 14, 2004 - Msg 20060: Prayers for your dad, Salty, and for you and your family. God is so amazing and I know He can give you peace in this situation. May He bless your whole family and bring healing to your dad.

Sorry to hear the Plum isn't feeling well. I will pray for her, too. Prayers also for the young woman and her baby.

It is raining a soft, gentle rain here in South Texas and it sounds wonderful as I sit here at my computer. It is already Spring here and the flowers are blooming and the trees are budding.

My son (Sean) was baptized in church this morning. It was really special and our families were there. Wanted to let my porch family know and thank you again for your prayers. My husband baptized my son and he said that when he was baptizing him, he (my husband, Bruce) started to shake like he never shook before and had to have help getting out of the water and changing. He said he believed that he experienced the power of God on him and he had never felt anything like it before. I told him it was God's annointing. Needless to say, it was a special time for Bruce and Sean.

Think I will go spend some quality time with the kids. God bless ya'll!


March 14, 2004 - Msg 20061: hello to everyone .Boo congrats on your sons baptism .Been busy at work this week and battling a case of gout in my right foot ,man that is pain ful .Pipeman I watched the race today ,it wasnt very exciting ,and Im not a fan of little E ,was hoping to see DJ do a little better but his car wasnt real good today ,maybe he will do better at Darlington next week .Everyone have a good evening .Spot ,whats for supper ?
Mayberry Deputy

March 14, 2004 - Msg 20062: salty== prayers for your dad ,you, and your family. boo= praise the lord for seans baptism- what a party in heaven today. mayberry deputy- i agree todays race was boring. mdc= you caught me, i was anxious to eat your corn beef and cabbage and was trying to get two days of the chow. can't blame old doc for trying. can you? 2004 baseball opener in 28 days, 19 hours, 40 min and 2 seconds or there about. just in the general ball park. hot dogs tonight. hello to all- thinking about each of you. mary wiggins, spring near? i'm waiting for sterling to make it offical since he will see it first be north of us. pipeman

March 14, 2004 - Msg 20063: Hey Folks,

pipeman, remember a card game called ROOK. A regular deck of cards was frowned upon in our house but we could play ROOK all night LOL. Go figure.

Well, winter looked like it was on the way out but we got about 10 more inches on Friday. I think all the talk about yard work and fishing jinxed us.


March 14, 2004 - Msg 20064: Hello all! Whew! What a busy month. Go here. Go there. I don't get by here as much as I like. But know you all are in my heart and prayers. I hope to rock here more often. Time fer: "Dooley". here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

March 14, 2004 - Msg 20065: Mary Wiggins...

Hey! I'm BH from post 20046. I love to chat on a poarch. Thanks for the welcoming! I'm the quiet one in the band. Us Darling boys get all worked up ya know. Mandolin music and such makes my world go 'round! I just spent 3.95$ on a shirt down at Patterson's. Anyway, hope all ya'll are doing good. Spring is gettin' ready to spring.

Be good!

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20066: hey ya just stopping by to see how things are going looks gooood! felicia

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20067: Good evening Porch! Just finished watching the A&E station. Had a nice special on Andy, Don and Ron Howard. Take care, FRANKIE FLINT

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20068: Congrats to yo Boo - you must be a proud mama!
Romeena - how is the plumster? Waiting to hear!
Salty - best wishes to you and your family -

Wish it were still the weekend - I need a few more days to get caught up with my work.

Chat with you all later.

P.s. - welcome BH! We always have room on the porch -


March 15, 2004 - Msg 20069: Beware the Ides of March!

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20070: I watched part of the A&E special and even taped the part about Ronnie Howard. Had a Wrestlemania party here last night for Kyle and the two Coreys.
(friends of his from school) It was pretty funny. One little guy talks non stop. Made fungi and I SOOOO glad we only had one. LOL

Prayers for the Plum.

fun girl

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20071: Fun Girl - where have you been - we haven't seen you in a coon's age!

good to see you back!


March 15, 2004 - Msg 20072: Hi all,
If anyone can help, I am seeking a copy of the Episode of TAGS that features the Darlings and Charlene performing the song "There"s a Time".

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20073: hello to everyone. fun girl= where have you been, asked homemaker, prayed about you. even got out my two can telephone with waxed string trying to contact you. guess we're going to have to put a bell on you. ha. felicia= glad you stopped by come anytime we have your name on your chair. whose B>H>? salty= how is your dad doing? and the plum? prayers for you. romeena= i just asked salty how your plum was doing? yes i still have the original brownie box camera in original box , instructions. it was my parents they bought in around 1949 and never gave me any roalities for all my pictures. have one of first poloroids too. auh29= when i was in alabama and georgia i played rook almost non stop. loved it especially when you had a good partner and guys verse girls. not any interest here. asa= i think your to generous. we're suppose to get your snow tonight. appreciate it. jelsik, mary wiggins, brisco(we have not had a tune since you been gone) mdc = 47 days, 18 hours, 27 min and 12 sec. till the first pitch of the season. just and estimate. ha. have a mayberry kind of day. your i'm hungry pipeman

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20074: Howdy!
This is BH. I've read this board for a long time but decided to pipe up recently. I've been a TAGS forever. Andy was the drama teacher at my dads high school in Goldsboro,NC a LONG time ago so I come by my love for Anj naturally. I have new daughter and can't wait to share the show with her. Anyway, Just wanted to say het and tell ya who I am. I sure love this board though. Nice bunch of folks here. where is everyone from here on this poarch? I live in Asheville but am moving my family up to Ashe County,NC this summer when my wife finishes school here. It's a great,beautiful area where I was raised up and has lots of fishing and picking for us music lovers. Alright then, have a great day and remeber to take time to smile at your neighbor and give afriendly wave. This world needs more of that! :)

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20075: Hey Porch!
Good morning and great day to y'all!

And welcome again B.H. I sure am glad you decided to pipe up! Sounds like you live in the middle of God's Country! ( But then, near as I can tell, it is all God's country!)

Did anyone get to see my Detroit Pistons game on the telly yesterday? We sure are playing well right now. Hope they keep it up. The Red Wings are also doing just fine thank you very much! We can always take solace in those two teams, especially when you consider our other major league teams of the Lions and the Tigers. I am looking a little more forward to baseball season this year though, because it looks like our owners are spending a little money on the team. We have a new catcher, Pudge Rodriguez, and it looks like we have been doing alright in the pre-season. But I don't want to get my hopes up too high!

Romeena, I am worried sick bout that little pup of yours, please check in with us and let us know how he is doing.

Great to see Felicia stopping in, and just want to say hey to Goober, Sterling, Asa, Charlotte Tucker, Boo, Homemaker, Salty, New Neighbor, Pipeman, Spot, Greg (I don't know the answer to your question, but I am sure somebody will let you know), Fun girl, Frankie Flint, Ed Sawyer, and anyone else I may have missed. Y'all have a great Mayberry kind of day filled with friendship and joy!

Mary Wiggins

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20076: My, oh my! I just got a chance to read up on the porch, and am so touched by everyone's concern for my little Sugarplum. I'm very grateful to be able to say that she's fine, just fine. She saw her doctor Saturday morning, she was just limp and listless, tail down, wouldn't eat, and wanted to stay in her crate all the time. Her doc couldn't find a thing, all systems checked okay, so he said to take her home, let her rest and call him at home on Sunday if she got worse. She was better yesterday, and is in top form today, full of mischief and wanting to play. Thanks again, folks!

Good grief, homemaker! What else could befall that poor child you mentioned? Are both her parents really mentally incompetent? How on earth did they raise her? Is she normal? That poor baby! How pitiful. God help them.

Salty, we're praying for your daddy. I know how concerned you must be. Hang in there, honey.

BH, welcome to the porch. As you've already observed, this is about the nicest bunch of folks you could ever hope to find. You asked where we're from - well, you name it, and there's probably a porchster there or nearby. A few of us have managed to meet, but most have not, yet that doesn't seem to matter. We're still all neighbors.

Well, gotta run. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20077: One more thing-- has anyone else thought that it might be nice to have a "register", that lists our porch names and where we live? Not specific addresses, just general area. We'd have to be careful about what information was given. These days, you just have to be careful. No concern about the porchsters, but this site is open to anyone who wanders in, so I know I wouldn't want any specific identifying information there, but some general stuff would be okay. Do we already have something like that and I've missed it? --Romeena

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20078: Greg B - I think that song is in "Mountain Wedding" and is pretty readily available in stores that sell videos. It is one of the 16 public domain episodes. Hope you get it.
PIPEman- are you still using that old calendar?
Mine says 17 days til the first pitch! (ha again)
I'm gonna have to talk to doc adams about you!
BOO- the Word says that the angels rejoice when
another comes into the fold! Our best to Sean!
And what an experience for your hubby!
BH- welcome! Any sign there in NC of our county nurse? A group here in AZ plays bluegrass every wed in their home. Have been many times and love to listen even tho i dont play an instrument.
Sure reminds me of the Darlings!
But TODAY, the 15th, I want to sing "Vehicle" by the Ides of March. Hmmm, wonder why that is?
mary W- Yeah, go Pistons and Wings! I have given up on my Suns and Coyotes! (heehee)
Maybe the D Backs again...... :)
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20079: Romeena, we posted at the same time.
Yes, we did a thing a while back telling the states (cities) that we're in. Went from FL to CA and of course, Irishster from Ireland!
Sure hope he checks in soon!

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20080: Hey to the PORCH!

You know...the 15th is not only the ides of's also the day that the buzzards return to Hinkley, Ohio. Yep...I wouldn't fun you none...they really do. Have a big for the first one to come's a site! :-)

Good to see JR come up yesterday...and pipe , if we try the first pitch today here in chicago...the ball'd freeze before it crossed the plate!

Hey to Dež, pipeman, MDC, BOO, Mary W, BH, Romeena, HM, fun girl, SPOT (I'm hungry!) and EVERYONE Else on the porch!'s my b-day...40 big ones...yep...I hit it hard...But, I was told that being 40 means being twice as good as you were at 20! :-)


March 15, 2004 - Msg 20081: Happy birthday Goober!

Yes Ro - her parents are mildly to moderately mentally handicapped - and I think after a certain point - she was the caregiver. Her brother is moderately mentally handicapped. When she was in grade school - a lot of us teachers looked out for her - made sure she participated in all the things that made her normal. She was dealt a bad lot in life and it looks like she still is. Hopefully her aunt and uncle will help out now.

Glad to hear plum is okay.


March 15, 2004 - Msg 20082: I am so glad Sugarplum is well, and so is Barney. He has been upset all weekend worrying about her.
What a neat story about Sean Boo. Give him a high five for me.
Happy Birthday Goober. 40 ain't to bad. Was there myself a couple of years back.
Welcome to BH. Really nice place here. Just don't let homemaker give you any of them little round hard candies.
Hey FunGirl. So good to see you here. I was honestly thinking about you yesterday for some reason. Wondering where you got off to. Hope all is well.
Well I got to spend most of Saturday working in my yard, with the exception of a few hours I took off to go golfing. Yep, finally got enough snow gone to play some pasture pool. Wow, do I ever stink! Been a long long winter. But was great to get out and play.:):)
Hope you all have a great rest of Monday. I'm just fixin to leave work for the day so I reckon I survived another one.


March 15, 2004 - Msg 20083: "Hey" to everybody. Just checking in. Watched A+E last night and really enjoyed Barney's biography.

Glad Sugarplum is ok.

Gotta go, my little blue-eyed sweetie is asking for "sumpin' to eat!". Two year olds are wonderful. She just said, "Mama, guess what? I love you!".

Later friends,

ps--A big welcome to BH

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20084: happy birthday goober and many more. how's your dad? only the white sox can play here for the next few days. ha. mdc= i'll check inwith old doc soon you caught that one.ha. ro= we have a list like your talking about at welcome to north fork home of the tv western. it lists 1. screen name 2. favorite character a3. state from. anytime you want to check out you click onto registery. mary wiggins= go pistons. hope they win it all, been a dry spell for them. ro= plum was tuckered out then quess like us runs out of gas. spot= cooking tonight? hey to everyone else. pipeman

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20085: Got the stomach flu epidemic running rampant here - husband and son both erupting from one end to the other. . .oh not a pleasant evening at all. My youngest said - glad I'm not sick !

glad you got out to the pasture Asa - I thought the weeds had already started to grow with this little bit of spring we had been allowed to have - expecting up to 6 inches by tomorrow noon!


March 15, 2004 - Msg 20086: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOOBER!!

I hope it has been a great one!

Mary Wiggins

March 15, 2004 - Msg 20087: Why is that when some people post none of you respond or acknowledge it?? I guess it's not a real club if you let everyone in.

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20088: Hope you had a great birthday Goober.
Msg. 20087 Hope you dont feel bad. I dont have a chance to check the Porch everyday. Hope you come back and say hello. And a big Hey to the Porch! FRANKIE FLINT

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20089: Sorry you felt ignored, # 20087. You're not alone, however. I been posting here since '01 and I still get ignored. People get busy, no one has time to respond to every single post. We all do it. I personally try to keep my posts TAGS-related and rarely talk about my personal life; (unless it's about my garden) and I tend to ignore the political and religious topics. I don't know what you posted, since you didn't leave a name, but try it again. We do let everyone in! (Unless you use foul language or are rude, then we give you the BIG FREEZE).
- Hazel

"You see, this is a deadly game; I'm in it for keeps."

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20090: Happy Birthday to Emma...about the only person I know that is more crazy about
Don Knotts than I am...

-- Jelsik

B: "Do you know what she did?"
A: "No"
B: "She came up...and WASHED MY HAIR..."
A: "Washed your hair?!"
B: "She washed my hair. Bless her heart...Bless her heart..."

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20091: Hey to the porch - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the all-time greats, EMMA!
"I'm in my 40's and I admit it"

Milton P. Oliver
Hey to Jelsik!