March 16, 2004 - Msg 20092: Mornin' porch! 20087, I'm likely the worst offender. Please understand that it's not intentional. Sometimes so many conversations, trivia games, prayer requests, etc. happen all at once and I just don't have the typing skills/arm strength that I had a couple years ago to respond to every one of them! Some days it gets so busy on this porch, all I can do is stand in the corner and read. Then other times I get all in a rush and don't read every post, but that's not too often. But I do LOVE ALL OF YOU. Every character, critter, porchster and lurker.

Ro, glad the Plum's alright! Whew!! Happy (belated) birthday Goober - 40's a biggun. homemaker, sorry your menfolk are ailin, sounds MESSY. I'll keep ya in my prayers and hope you don't catch it.... see now, I've read back prety far and I STILL missed some greetings... but I can't type any more for now, so I hope this will cover me..."HEY Y'all"

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20093: I hope sweeping the porch will in some smal way make up for my social faux-pas. ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20094: Morning. Just thought I would check in a see what the happening were. Nothing too new here. Preparing for a trip to Oklahoma with my son's father. That should prove interesting.

Pipeman>> I tried to call back last night but the line was busy. I will try to call this afternoon.

~*Mayberry Girl*~

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20095: Morning folks!
Just sittin' here watching the rain fall this morning. It's a nice gentle rain though giving the freshly sprung daffodils a nice bath. Ya'll have a glorious day!


March 16, 2004 - Msg 20096: Happy Birthday Dear Emma!!!
"Naughty Deputy!"

Hey to Jelsik, Frankie Flint, and EVERYONE else. (not leaving anyone out)

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20097: just finished typing ready to post, keyboard was unbalanced so fatal error appeared i thought this is the big one. ha. mrs wiley= don't think anything about leaving someone out cause when there is so many on at a time(great thing) it would take a 500 page note. i usually answer ones that's to me and lol the rest.jennie bone= happy birthday to emma. it sure has taken a long time for her and mavis to walk to the drug store. must be that naughty lady druggest. mayberry girl= if you get a chance a drive thru lawton would be interesting. ro= maybe floyd might be interested in doing what we did on western site. optional to post but you can click on directory. as far as security--- we use screen name, favorite character and state only. this way all new people and those with senior moments can easily catch up. just a thought. love to porch. pipeman

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20098: Howdy! Hey, somebody swept while I was gone.

Just a note to message 20087: no offense ever intended and no body is ignored on purpose. I don't think any of us can respond to every single post, especially those of us with small children (never enough hours in a day!). One great thing about the porch is we can drop in and visit for a spell when we find a little time in our busy schedules. We care about everyone, though.

Speaking 2 yr old is very quiet, better go see what she is into.


March 16, 2004 - Msg 20099: dogs,chilie,slaw,mayo,mustard,ket,baked beans,signed:SPOT the"comp down at the house,im at work now " dog of the porch

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20100: spot be right there. i smell food. ha. pipeman

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20101: Maybe he/she was one of those interlopers!

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20102: Mmmmm....chili cheese dawgs. with a side of chili cheese fries? of course, I miss that horseshoe thing at Al's Main Event. Gotta make it sometime.

~*Mayberry Girl*~

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20103: tv land awards tonight...!! spot

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20104: Hey to the porch! I'm just one of them catter-walling tenors, as john majors would say! teehee
Last night our local channel played a black and white about the county nurse. Love the lines after she gives Andy a little sugar on the cheek:

Barn: That little kiss on the jaw felt mighty good didn't it!
Andy: Well, it felt better than a mule's nose.

I hope that interloper returns for some conversation. At last count there are 34 active
porchsters! Ro- what i did, was to write down the porch names and where they saud they were from. I'll post it when i get time. Hope that will help BH and Felicia.
Homemaker, with 2 sick-uns you are really deservin of your name! It is a chore and a blessin at the same time. Where is the county nurse when you need her, tho. Maybe Ro can offer a good word to ya.
pipeman, good ho-down on the western site!
Them cowgirls can do a 2 step better then Charlene!
What's your favorite baseball movie? Mine would be The natural or For Love of the Game or Field of Dreams. Any others?
Spot, good lunch, anything cookin for supper?
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20105: Hey Porch,

I just typed up a real nice message, sheer poetry it was, and then I pressed the reset button!! I mean, you just should have read it, it probably would have won me one of those writing awards!

Anyhow, greetings to one and all!

Mr Darlin's Cuz, I liked Field of Dreams, but I never saw any of the other movies you mentioned.

Mayberry Girl, why are you going to Oklahoma? It sure sounds intriguing! I was there a couple weeks ago, and I have to say the people in Tulsa were very Mayberry-like!


It is really snowy on my end of the porch, and I have to say, I enjoyed this kind of weather A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO!! But now I have had just about enough of this!

I better go SHOVEL MY SNOW!
Y'all have a great day!

Mary Wiggins

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20106: I think TV Land Awards are tomorrow night. St. Patty's night. But I gotta check to make sure- I don't want to miss it! It was GREAT being there in person.

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20107: Yuck Mary. Shoveling snow? You poor dear. Don't put out your back again.
I don't know what to say about the secret poster who is feeling ignored that ain't already been said. It's not intentional. Sure hope you'll pull up a rocker and set a spell and tell us who you are. Might I suggest that if you feel your being ignored to just post a little more often. Seems we get a few who roll in for a day or to and then leave and we never hear from them again. So just jump on in here and talk some. We will respond.
Well while Mary is shoveling snow I reckon I'll go out later and start tilling some garden up. Gotta get my peas and onions planted. I just love the spring.


March 16, 2004 - Msg 20108: Jennieboone, you went there in person? You lucky gal you. I bet that was way cool. And I do believe you are right, it's tomorrow night. I think Spot got a little excited is all.

And Happy Birthday Emma.


March 16, 2004 - Msg 20109: I hope we are done with the snow here in the Appalachians. Of course, it poured buckets of rain this morning, the suns shining now so we must be getting snow tonight. thats how the weather usually works around here this time of year. Speaking of baseball movies, Ilike 61* which Billy crystal directed and also "Sandlot" , about the little kids baseball experiences. That one was pretty darn funny.
Have agood day ya'll!

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20110: it tomorrow night?

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20111:
Jennie Boone, tell us all about it! Would you please? That's BIG!

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20112: Hey porch. sorry it's been awhile. Things have been crazy around here. My dad came through the heart cath ok, found one artery over 90% blocked so they did a stint and corrected that. It's a new procedure with medication on the stint so it cant close back up again. But last night he had a light heart attack which they think was caused from a blood clot. He is still in the hospital but no longer in ICU he is in a step down room right now. I dont know how long they will keep him now. He was supposed to come home today. So not only that but my best friends baby stopped breathing for about 10 seconds the other night, so they were in the hospital with her as well. The Dr's think it was just sleep apnea and nothing serious, but they were going to do some tests and keep her to monitor her. And on top of all that, my uncle is in the hospital too with the same procedure as my Dad had. I've been torn between all three and just dont really know what to do right now. Just keep them all in your prayers. I hope you are all doing good, and I'm sorry if I ignored you too whoever was posting about it. I get busy sometimes and dont take time to answer each one. But this is a great place to be, and I hope you'll come back soon. Ya'll take care, my love to each of you--Salty Dog

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20113:
Hey Folks,

pipeman, I was thinking of you the other day (because of all the trips down memory lane) when we visited the first Fisher-Price factory. They had some of their original toys on display, pull strings and all.

MDC, favorite baseball without a doubt is Field of Dreams. I love the whole idea of second chances. I know I'd love to have a game of catch with my Dad again. "If you build it he will come."

Mrs. Wiley, you have a kindred spirit here with regard to typing. My arm strength is fine but my eye hand coordination leaves something to be dissuader.

Mary, we are getting blasted with snow here again today. We've had about 6 inches of the white stuff with another 8 coming they say.

Goober A belated Happy Birthday. I turned the 40 trick about 3 years ago.

Asa, I'm sorry if I've already asked this but what part of country do you live in. I had a list here next to computer that had everyone's general whereabouts but I think I canned it, by mistake of course.

As for the person who felt ignored, I just can't imagine that. I've been stopping by here for a few months now and that's dropping in one day and maybe not stopping in again for a week or so. I've never felt ignored quite the opposite. The people here on the porch seem quite friendly and welcoming.


March 16, 2004 - Msg 20114: Wow, sorry about taking up all that space.

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20115: howdy to everyone on the porch just jumped in to do a security check take care
mayberry deputy

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20116:
Mrs Wiley, dissuader ??? I meant desired. I'm not even sure if dissuader is a word. It's that whole being typing challenged thing.


March 16, 2004 - Msg 20117: Howdy!!! Remember me? This is AngeFan. I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while(a year?) but we've been in a middle of a move and having a baby sister. Mind if an old citizen moves back to town? I see several new people since I've been on last. Howdy-doo-die to all of you!

P.S. My Mom, Helen says hello. Is Romona and Sugar Plum still here? Bye. :-)

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20118: Hey to the Porch. First off, let me say a BIG (and belated) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my old pal GOOBER! Congratulations on makin' it through another year, bud! The same goes (today) to EMMA and *Mavis (where's that girl been, anyway?)! Happy birthday to those three, and to EVERYBODY who's celebrating one this week!

Hey 20087, I know how you feel. I guess just about everybody here has felt left out or left behind from time to time. It's just that some folks who can come and post here all the time get to know others who can as well, and those who can't read or post as often are sometimes overwhelmed by the number of messages left since their last visit, so give up on trying to catch up, and instead just "jump in where they can and hang on". But it's nothing personal, really. Folks have been that way forever. I've been coming to this Porch, off and on, for almost seven years (back when Sheriff Frank ran the Porch). And because I haven't been able to post as often as some, I haven't become as close to folks as some others here have. That's why I use the term "bud" when I talk to folks here (whether they're male or female doesn't matter; "bud" is a gender-neutral term in my mind). "Bud" is my term for anyone I would consider a friend, if I truly KNEW the person, and didn't just post messages back and forth to them. Some folks who have met at this here Porch have gone on to become TRUE FRIENDS. I envy them, but at the same time I'm glad for them. They've made a connection to someone who they probably never would have met had it not been for venues such as this. As for me, I've even met some folks from this place viz-a-viz (hand-to-hand), but still I can't honestly call any of them a "TRUE FRIEND" because we just haven't been able to experience the closeness that true friendship requires. I'm afraid it's my fault, 'cause I tend to put people off somehow. If I could figure out how I'm putting people off, maybe I could STOP IT and I could make some TRUE FRIENDS here. But I'm off on a tangent. Sorry about that. The point is, some folks who post here are more familiar with a particular group, and it takes awhile to become part of it. But don't give up. Nobody is ignorning your posts intentionally. It just takes time and familiarity to do the trick. I hope this (lengthy) explanation helps you a little. Sorry to be so long-winded. (Maybe that's one'a my "off-putting" qualities, you reckon?)

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20119:

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20120: Well said Mr. Hollister -
Well my youngest is feeling like cheerios tonite and the old man is still feeling a little puny. He took off from work today.
Can't wait for the awards - specially since they are honoring TAGS.
We had a two hour snow delay - yeah - I needed it after last night.
Need to go sort clothes - need to get a load completed before it gets toooo late.

(((((hugs)))))) to everyone who needs one!

Welcome back angefan!


March 16, 2004 - Msg 20121: I just realized that most of us writing - with the exception of few - and you know who you are - are in their 40's (just about, just turning, or just passed). Do you reckon we are trying to recapture what was - when life was easier, simpler, just like Mayberry (sipping on a cherry coke watching the cars go by)? I genuinely love Ange and the gang but I do long for a time when Mayberry was and wish my kids could have that too.


March 16, 2004 - Msg 20122: Hey to the porch -
My birthday wish got swept so I'll say it again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA!
I've been visiting here since Sherrif (ain't that how he spelled it?) Frank's days too, first came to the porch in the summer of '96 and started posting regular-like sometime that fall. I think the ones of us who really hit it off and became FRIENDS were the ones who also visited the old OCKCC site (or KCOCC or whatever it was) and were the very first ones to visit the original Sarah's chatroom when Otis started it. It was so much easier to get to know each other in the chat than on the porch and we all found so much that we had in common besides a love of TAGS. That led to our visits and get-togethers and card-mailing and parties at Mayberry Days and other places. Rafe, although you haven't been to all of the gatherings you've been a big part of the ones you have attended and you are part of the 'die-hards'. We all pull for you at the trivia contest when you're there.
I guess Dež is the only one who was here when I first sat in a rocker and who still visits regularly. And I don't visit as often as I did, that's for sure. The porch is differnet now. Not worse or better, just different. It was what we needed and wanted it to be back then and now it is what y'all (the REAL regulars nowadays) need and want it to be for y'all. That's great. And it's great that Floyd restarted it and keeps it going for ever'body. ANYway, that's my ramblin' for today. Y'all keep the rockers rockin' and we'll check back on ya ever now and then.

"I've got some throat spray out in the car. If I'm gonna be doing solos I better give myself a couple of squirts" me-they-me-they ........
Happy Birthday dear EMMMMMMMMMMA,
Happy Birthday to yewwwwwwww~

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20123: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!!

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20124: I just wanted to see if white lettering would show up! Actually, I don't want it to snow anymore! Hey to MPO and Rafe, and Jenny Boone, I know some of y'all are the OLD regulars hahaha! Just kidding, guess I am in a mischievous mood right now.

Talk at ya later,
Mary Wiggins

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20125: auh2o, doesn't "dissuader" mean: Someone who tries to urge someone else to do the opposite of what yet another person is trying to persuade them to do?! ;) That's from the Sterling Holobyte dictionary.

Hey Angefan, I don't mind if you move back. This porch is big enough for all!

I have some interesting news. I just found out a couple days ago that my cousin-in-law just won the Miss Maui Pageant in, ...well, Maui. I guess that is a stepping stone to compete in the Miss Hawaii Pageant and then of course, Miss America. What I find pretty neat is that she danced a hula at our wedding(my Wife's family put on a little Hawaiian show at our reception) back in 1999, so now I can say that Miss Maui, and possibly and hopefully Miss America, danced at our wedding. Of course I want her to win for HER, mind you.:) I just think it is kind of neat.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20126: Sterling, that's way COOL!
And, It was Miss Who? that greeted the dignitaries in the tags ep? (the mayor's relative)
I thought a disuader one who starts a moulage! :)
Rafe, Thanks for your words. I know how hot you get, dang hot! :)
Looks like Field of Dreams so far in the favorite baseball movie poll. Cast your vote.
I just had a thought, if we could send these idiot people who blow things up, a box set of TAGS, maybe they'd look at the world differently!
Whata think?(my quick soapbox for the day!)(getting down now)
Thanks for bein' here for this Darlin' Cuz.
You're the greatest.

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20127: Hey to the porch - I guess I'll vote for Field of Dreams too. We went a few years ago to the site in Iowa where it was filmed and played in a fantasy camp with some former major leaguers.
A VERY close second favorite baseball movie would be Bang the Drum Slowly with Robert DeNiro and Michael Moriarty. It's the first thing I remember seeing DeNiro in and I have one of the original movie posters of it on my wall.

"Oh Andy, I know a lot about baseball. What do you think I am, a ninny?"

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20128: Well for baseball films I like "Major League" (I think that is the name with Charlie Sheen playing the semi blind pitcher) and I like "Mr. Baseball "with Tom Selleck - "Field of Dreams" is okay and I will watch it but it is just not my favorite.

Remember Opie teaching Aunt Bea all about baseball - - -


March 16, 2004 - Msg 20129: Would Y'all Please pray for my Laci's daddy? He is type 1 diabetic,doesn't take proper care of himself and now he's in intensive care with diabetic acetone (not sure how to spell it,but it's bad) disease and on the verge of going into a diabetic coma.Laci needs her daddy,as she may be facing open heart surgery soon because she isn't thriving.She's 6 months old and not yet 10 pounds. My poor daughter has a lot on her plate.Please pray for them all-Laci,her mommy,and daddy-his name is Tommy. Thank y'all and God bless.Will keep you posted.
possum under a rock

March 16, 2004 - Msg 20130: Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday.....dearest EMMA! Happy Birthday to you! :-)

Thanks for all my special wishes as well...I don't mind being beats being dead! :-)

Salty Dog...prayers for your dad, hope everything goes well. Mine is still hangin in...but still in the place. We're kind of figuring that'll be home for him from now on. good to see you again!

Everbody get settled in for the TVLand awards tomorrow'll be real good!


March 17, 2004 - Msg 20131: I think you are right on the money, homemaker, and I just bet if you took a poll most of us grew up in a small town, too. My hometown was one of those small sleepy little towns where you knew everybody and there was 3 fillin' stations and one grocery store. Somehow Mayberry gives me that old feeling I once had as a child in that small town. How about the rest of you? Are you all from small hometowns?

Glad to hear your dad made it through the surgery ok, Salty. Sure sounds like you have your hands full with the relatives. Hope the baby is ok.

Prayers for Laci's dad and mom. Please keep us posted on Dad's condition.

Yes, AngeFan. Romeena ad Sugarplum still visit the porch often and we sure love them.

Don't think I have a favorite baseball movie but I have a favorite football movie. I LOVED Remember The T-tans (censor. My husband took me to see Field Of Dreams on our first date and I thought it was boring and didn't understand it. He, who went to college on a baseball scholorship and was an outstanding ball player, loved it. I barely knew what first base was. oh well. I never saw The Natural but I should...that Robert Redford is sure a purdy man!

Gotta go...looking forward to the TVLand awards tomorrow night....

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20132: Did you hear the one about the defense lawyer who was questioning potential jurors for an upcoming trial. Upon asking one elderly lady and prospective juror if she knew him, the lady replied, "Yes, John Johnson, I have known you since you were a little boy. I know you are a dishonest, underhanded, poor excuse for a lawyer who cares about nothing but lining your pockets." The defense lawyer looked shocked because he didn't recognize the lady. Next it was time for the prosecuting attorney to question the prospective jurors and when he asked the elderly lady if she knew him, she replied, "Yes, Sam Samuels, I have known you all your life and I know what a low-life, sneaky, adulterer you are. I know about your long-time affair with your secretary, too.". The prosecuting attorney was speechless! The judge then called the two attorneys up to the bench to convene with them. He leaned over and whispered to the attorneys, "If either one of you morons asks the old lady if she knows me you're dead!".

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20133: Happy Birthday Emma! And a big Hello to the Porch. Wow we reached 85 today out here in Calif. today and yesterday. I defrosted my freezer yesterday in the driveway and got a sunburn on the back of my legs. Take care all.

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20134: I don't want to hear about that Frankie(as I shiver in 30 degree temps).:)

I hope everything turns out for Salty Dog's family and friends, and for Possum's family. You guys have a lot going on there and I wish you only the best!

Boo, I am from a small town also. Although it has been growing since I was little.(A little too much if you ask me)

Night all!
-Sterling Holobyte

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20135: Rafe, will you be my brother figure? Mrs. Wiley, you said you were the worst offender. No, you're not the worst. But you're included. There's no doubt about it, we're all bad for the board. Happy Belated Birthday to Emma and Goober! Oh, and welcome back Angefan! I was wonderin' if your Ma had her baby. Congratulations to your family! Tell Helen she better stop by the porch.
- Hazel

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20136: Hazel, you are a BIRD in this WORLD! Rite nice of you to 'include' me. hahaha! Happy (belated) birthday EMMA! Prayers for Laci and her mamma and daddy. Gee Possum, I didn't know Laci's development was being affected by her heart condition... bless her little heart. Salty, still prayin' for your Daddy and family... how's he doin' today? 20132: HAHAHAHA

Will I be the first to say HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!?

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20137: Morning porch.
Possum, Laci and Tommy and your whole family are in my prayers. Sure sorry to hear about all that. Keep us informed if you get a chance.
Salty, praying that your Dad and Uncle and the little one all are improving. Same for you and your Dad Goober.
So very good to see you AngeFan. I, along with Hazel was wondering how Helen was doing. (Hazel ain't got the corner on the wondering market)
Now I feel impressed to say this. You folks are the kindest dearest most wonderful folks I have ever gotten to know over thie eletonal marvel. I suppose there may be at times folks who don't feel welcome here, and for that let me say I am sorry. BUT, I will say this. I think there are times when folks are maybe just a little too sensitive about responses. Seems to me that it ain't really Mayberry like to get on here once in a blue moon and take a swipe at folks here on the porch. Like I said earlier, the folks that post here the most often usually get the most responses. I just hate for so many of the good folks here to go beating themselves up inside over this. No need to to that. Cause you is all wonderful folks.
Now back to your regular posting.:)


March 17, 2004 - Msg 20138: Good mornnig - prayers for little Laci and Tommy !
Okay - one more down with the stomach flu - the little one who said "I feel just fine" is now doing the same as his daddy. So I am off from work today to keep him at home. No need giving this stuff to my parents.

talk to you all later -


March 17, 2004 - Msg 20139:
Morning gang,

possum and salty dog, will most definitely keep you folks in my prays, stay strong.

Boo, small town checking in here, 1 gas station, 1 stop light, 1 corner store, 4 churches and a population of about 1,100.

Homemaker, that was a great episode.


March 17, 2004 - Msg 20140: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!

Mrs. Wiley, you were the first to say it, so I will be the second! Maybe Irishter will drop by and say "Top o' the mornin' to ya!"

It isn't very green around here today, and it is cold!

Possum my prayers are with you and your family. I am sure little Laci is quite the little fighter and will do just fine, it is hard, though, when they are so tiny. Tommy may just be getting a wake up call to take better care of himself, and nothing worse will come of this episode, at least that will be my prayer.

I am a little shook up right now. I was a bit behind in my mortgage, to the point they wanted a certified check. I sent it registered mail in February, getting our account all caught up, and they can't find the check! That will make the old blood pressure boil. My bank shows it was cashed, but they can't make out the stamp! I don't know if the check was stolen, was it stolen from me, or from them? The postal service does show they recieved the letter, and it was cashed 8 days later. Prayers on this situation would be vastly, greatly, hugely appreciated. I guess the best thing to do is trust God to take care of it.

I plan on having a fun St. Patty's day anyway! Anyone for green eggs and ham?! LOL

Mary O'Wiggins

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20141: Hey ya'll!

Hope yer all wearing green this fine day. Ms. wiggins, I hate to hear of such situations as you have found yourself in. I surely hope they clarify the situation for you so I'll say an extra prayer for you and your home. If it was sent by registered mail then someone had to sign for it when they received it though. "Nothin' but hearthache I tell ya!"

Anybody here like College Basketball? Getting ready to watch seemingly 1000 games over the next few days. If it's nice weather though my wife will have a springtime "honey-Do" list longer than my arm.

Well, poarchsters, ya'll have a glorious day...I'm going to go chase my 10 month old daughter around.

Smiles to all!

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20142: Hello all and BH! Happy Green Day!...Or is that New Year's Day? Lol! Time fer: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". Play it purty Boys.

Briscoe O'Darling Jr.

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20143: HAPPY ST. PATTY'S to the porch. Tonight is the big night. I will have my home theater ready to go for the TV Land Awards. The porch is invited. Take care all and KISS ME BLARNEY STONE.

Ed O'Sawyer

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20144: Ed O'Sawyer - shouldn't that be Kiss The Barney Stone! :)

Still dealing with the "yucks" -
My prayers are with you Mary - trust - I've been there too!

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20145: Hey to you Frankie Flint!

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20146: I don't think I want to kiss the Barney Stone, thanks anyway. Happy St. Patrick's to ya all! If someone ran all the snakes out of Texas, it would destroy the ecological system as we know it.

Boo O'Boo

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20147: So are we making it a party for tonite's award ceremony? Who is bringing what?
If you don't mind - I will bring the sprite and wear a surgical mask so I won't infect the porch.
I'll also bring some carrots for the plumster.

homemaker o'dustrag

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20148: Thanks for the warm welcome back, everyone! I'm looking foward to the TV Land award show too.It's supposed to be the biggest reuion of the TAGS cast since Return to Mayberry?-WOW! I want be able to watch it live, though. I'll have to get relatives to tape it for me.
Happy St. Pat's day to all the porchters.

PS-I enjoy college basket ball, BH. Our Stadium makes GREAT hot dogs. May I come over to your house? (Afterwards we can watch 1000 TAGS episodes)--AF

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20149: I'll run down to the drugstore and get some icecream for the party, Homemaker.


March 17, 2004 - Msg 20150: McDarlin's Cuz here! Good to hear from you cousin Briscoe.
I would sure like to retire in a small town in a few years. For the last 6 years the Phoenix area has grown by 10,000 a month! That's a true fact that is just mindboggling! many are frustrated Californians, but many also from the east.
Possum- Prayers for sure. Know you must be hurting as no ==SMILES== from you this time!
One thing about this here porch, we aint afraid to pray! All those 10 Commandment monuments can be placed on this porch anytime! As some of you may know, St Patrick used the shamrock to show the people that the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
are all one God! (3 connected "leaves" on ONE stem).
Spot, tonight, corned beef brisket, cabbage greens, (even fried if ya like)and a little lite
Irish Coffee!
Mr McDarlin's Cuz

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20151: Thank you all for the prayers.Laci's dad has improved a whole lot.If THIS isn't his wake-up call,then nothing is going to get him to face his diabetes.The acetone(toxic stuff) is slowly coming out of his system and he may be in ICU another day or so.Please keep praying.We sure need them.Love y'all.
possum under a rock

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20152: Hey folks, Happy St. Pat's Day!

Got my computer all fixed up so I'm finally back. Sure missed everyone. Hey to the new faces on the porch, BH and felicia, and anyone else whose name I didn't catch. A Mayberry "glad you're back" hello to AngeFan, too.

Prayers for all who need them, and rejoicing for those prayers that were answered.

Homemaker - hope all of your's get to feeling all better soon. My daughter had the yucks for about 4 days last week. Pitiful, it was, seeing her so not like herself.

Ready for the big nite tonight, too. I'll partake of all the goodies, too. Your Irish fare sound real good, McCuz. ;)

What varieties of roses did you put in, Romeena? I bet your place is just a spot of heaven on earth, isn't it? Sounds wonderful.

I only lived in the big city for a few years of my life, mostly small towns and in the country. No stoplights, a couple of gas stations, and one grocery store. Used to love to sit on the porch swing at our home on Main St. when I was a teenager in a town of less than 1000. Small town and rural living is the life for me.

Well, just wanted to stop back and wish all my Mayberry friends a good day.

AFD Leg O'Lamb!

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20153: I just saw where there are three episodes of Andy on just before the awards show. The pickle story, Man in a hurry and Opie publishing his newspaper. Boy oh boy, I can't hardly contain myself!
Glad to hear Tommy is doing better possum.


March 17, 2004 - Msg 20154: Whoops, didn't see you A.F.D. I don't know about no green leg o' lamb though. LOL


March 17, 2004 - Msg 20155: Maybe the Leg O'Lamb, is her way of saying laugh out loud "LOL"
Tee hee hee

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20156: Asa - I had to put something on my nickname showing a little "Irish" flavor (no pun intended). But I thought if I put Andy's Favorite McDish - you'd all run down to your local Golden Arches to see if you could order a leg o'lamb from the menu. (haha)

Oops - sorry to neglect mentioning a Happy Birthday to Goober and Emma! Hope you both had wonderful birthdays.

Looking for to seeing the three episodes of TAGS and the awards later on. Talk to you all later.


March 17, 2004 - Msg 20157: Oh no! The Award's show AND American Idol are on at the same time......what will I do? I think it will have to be TVLand tonight.

Boo O'Mayberry

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20158: where to start? possum- prayers for laci's dad and you, laci. salty- when it rains it pours, prayers for you, pray also that things will be back to normal soon. remember, we're all pullin for you. auh20= i'll bet that fisher price musuem was great. i must have fallen asleep at the wheel, someone felt left out? sorry, i believe most of us on this site (correct me if i'm wrong) understand that our posts are for everyone but do do lack of space we may not name everyone but we love, laugh and cry for everyone, we're a family and like any reunion it's hard to get to everyone. pipeman

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20159: mayberry deputy- we'll sleep better knowing your on the job. ange fan- hope you don't stay away this time. while your at the drug store getting ice cream if you see mavis and emma (bless her heart)help them to the porch. rafe- this is short lived rafe always good to catch up to you.when we met and unknown to me the name was taken. like family we put our arms around each other and worked it out. the reason i brought this up is hopefully that will serve as an example to anyone feeling left out. homemaker= a few of us are way down the 50's too. i grew up in a town of 650 people , mostly farms. sterling= congrats to your cousin- in law. is it spring soon? goober= now your the big 40 do you still remember how to get to wriggly field? what's you up to? got the dog house painted green? well think i'll put some irish tobacco in my pipe and watch the show. o' pipeman

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20160: alert= i hear them sneaky leprachans are up to mischief this night. there everywhere. hope you get there gold. o'pipeman

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20161: evening porch , a quick howdy to everyone,been manning check point chickee all day ,now watching the tv land awards take care
mayberry deputy

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20162: How wonderful to see Andy, Don KNotts, Jim Nabors, George Lindsay, and Betty Lynn on the TV LAnd Awards show tonight!!

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20163: I watched the awards show and flipped back and forth between the first part and American Idol. However they're showing the awards show again right now!
Wasn't Clay Aiken amazing tonight???? I think he's better than ever!

March 17, 2004 - Msg 20164: Clay's good but he's no Rafe Hollister! But...he's from the Ole Home State of NC and so is one of the girls from American Idol. My wife is cheering for her...I think she's from High Point,NC(the contestant, not my wife.)
We ain't much for TV other than Andy and sports over her but we love our music. We listen to lots of old time music and of course bluegrass as well. It's our nature up here in these hills. Myself, I whittle spoons from all sorts of wood and also play some mandolin and washboard. My wife will slap the spoons and even sometimes whistle the jug...but she ain't no Briscoe yet.

Happy to see everyone had a good day for the most part.

Be well and take care!


March 18, 2004 - Msg 20165: HOMEMAKER, yes, I know it's KISS THE BLARNEY STONE. When you go to the castle you are suppose to turn upside down to kiss it. Which is when you think of how many people have kissed it before you can be pretty disgusting. I was just trying to make a joke. Anyhoo, the TV LAND awards I enjoyed. Glad to see some of the old stars. Hope everyone is doing well and I hope all of you have a pleasant, Mayberry Kinda of night.

Ed Sawyer

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20166: Hello porch friends, I hope everyone is doing ok tonight. My dad is at home now and doing much better. So is my uncle and best friends baby. Thanks for all the prayers you all sent up. I missed the awards, but I'm sure they will be on again sometime. Weathers getting warmer here, and it's only a few more days until Spring!! Yeah!! Have a good night. Love to you all--Salty Dog

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20167: I also flipped back and forth between the award's ahow and American Idol and Clay was very good. I sure enjoyed seeing Andy and Barney again. I couldn't believe how old poor Ernest T. Bass looked! Good to see him, though. I sure love Andy.

Gotta hit the sack. Baby Girl almost ran me crazy today!


March 18, 2004 - Msg 20168: And a big Hey to jennieboone! And we had another hot one today. Should be a little cooler tomorrow the weather man says. And gas is over two dollars a gallon. Yikes! Take care Porch

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20169: Got a cute TAGS story about my 3 yr old daughter to share. I'll preface the story with this - Evie's favorite show is TAGS and I have an Andy Griffith "Just As I Am" CD that she loves to listen to. Anyways, the story is this....She was being REALLY cranky tonight and was going on and on until we came in the front room where "Man in a Hurry" was on and Ange and Barn are singing "Church in the Wildwood". She was just fighting that att*tude so hard and finally broke out in a big smile as they were singing. (The song is on the CD). If anything can make a body happy, I believe TAGS would be it.

Saw the awards show and it was pretty good. Nice to see Andy and all the gang, and to get a glimpse of Cindi Griffith, too. She and Andy are coming up on their 21st wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks (April 2).

Glad to hear your good news, Salty.

Gosh, Frankie (that's my sister's name, by the way), wish we were all in Mayberry where gas was 30 cents a ding!

BH - I love Bluegrass music, too, although hubby doesn't care much for it. Just got done listening to The Three Pickers (Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs) CD - it's gooood!

Well, I'll sign off here.
Lotsa luck to you and yours ; )

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20170: top of the morning to everyone. frankie flynn= the midwest and northern end of the porch could use a few degrees in exchange we'll send you a few cold ones. ed= swimming in that geen river on st pats day they won't say how they make it green or how it gone overnight. i suspect alage and at night they return and take a net and scoop it up. do i really want to know? afd= can you make the menu for tonights supper? appreciate it. B>H> i'd love to have a pair of them whittled spoons, i've always wanted a set. pipeman

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20171: it's time for mayberry memory lane== can you remember as a teenager an outfit, coat, shoes, etc. that your parents insisted on buying you and if that's not bad enough wear it to? it was something now seemed reasonable but at the time there was no way i was going to meet the lord wearing it. i was 15 and back then you wore a t-shirt and jeans and if you wore a winter coat it was ffa 0r letter jacket( it always amazed me how many new girlfriends you got until someone won the letter jacket any way my parents insisted on buying me this waist length dark gray coat with captain kangeroo pockets. well every where i was in the military i had that coat show up. one time grey hound lost all my military clothes ,civilian clothes. four months later i recieve this package, yep, the coat had returned. thrown it out when moving somehow some loving family member packed it. finally 5 years ago i burned it to ashes on night and said if you return this time i'll meet the lord wearing you. afraid of doorbells and door knockers to this day. have a great mayberry day everyone

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20172: the above nessage was brought to you by your friendly pipeman

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20173: ham and bisquits for and milk..went and saw the Christ movie last night ..WOW..back at work now ...hey to all..gona read the archives...signed: SPOT the "movie going dog" of your porch

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20174: Spot and MDC, glad you got to see The Passion. I felt like I needed a drink after seeing it (and I don't mean a pop at the fillin' station). The pew's are mighty full these days tho, PTL!

Sure enjoyed the awards last night. Big Jeff and his Dad were here watching too. I'll make TAGS fans of them yet! I also followed along on pre-show and durring...lots and I mean LOTS of extras that were awesome! Those Sanka commercials and cerial commercials that Ang did ROCKED! Andy was really pushin that coffee "Drink it in the morning and for lunch and straight on thru the afternoon till supper..." Whew! That's a LOT of coffee! I'm gonna go see if theyre still on the site...if so I'll come back and tell ya where they are.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Opie: "CRACKLIN' FRESH!... aww rats."

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20175:

For those of you who missed it online, there's 1 Sanka commercial and some wonderful interviews on this link. Just copy it and paste it into your Address bar...Enjoy!

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20176: Oh, and the awards show will replay today at noon for those of us who don't have to work! Set your VCR's cause those old commercials are a HOOT!

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20177: spot= thanks for breakfast. did you cry in your popcorn at the passion? ed, they had a contest yesterday where people jumped into soupy green jello. they had to pick up by mouth the most blarney stone. winner got 4 tickets to kenny chesney concert in las vegas,, the contest was held in salt lake city, ut.. shoe, lawerence, barney buff, boo, mdc, hazel,and ed=== in scottsdale, arizona this weekend there having a chuck wagon cook off. anyone attending. ? anyone up to a spring bird hike this weekend? smile the good lord loves us. pipeman

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20178: Good Morning to EVERYONE sitting on the porch this morning. The TV Land awards were so great, I really enjoyed watching that. I am mad that I missed Asa's post about the 3 episodes of TAGS first. I came home from work and proceeded to clean the kitchen and scrub the bathrooms. I was trying to keep on top of things before the weekend. I hurried to get it all done before the awards started, and I plum missed the Andy eps. Durn it! And I would have watched em too!
- Hazel, mature human being

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20179: pipeman..ate at texas road house before movie no popcoen,date had some, but you can rest asured i did not move from my seat...was that hebrew they were spraking?..signed: SPOT the "saw Passion" dog ot the porch

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20180: spot, they were speaking Arameic (Big Jeff says it's mighty darn close to Hebrew), Greek, and Latin. ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20181: THANKS Mrs

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20182:
Morning folks,

Great story pipeman.


March 18, 2004 - Msg 20183: Hey Ed - I was making the funny instead of Blarney I said Barney - get it Barney - oh well - I wouldn't kiss a stone with all those germs on there. I am dealing with enough here - missed the awards last night - I was just tooo sick and I went to bed. Taking another sick day today - this flu is lousy. Everyone feels better 'cept mom.
Hope everyone has a good day-
Good to see you AFD!


March 18, 2004 - Msg 20184: HM hope ya get better signed: the"wish you well" dog of the porch

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20185: HOMEMAKER, you and I are natural comedians aren't we. Well, at least I think we're funny. Hope you get to feeling better and soon. The porch looks great this morning. I caught a little bit of the "MAN IN A HURRY" episode right before the awards. It makes you think. Well, back to work for me. Take care all and have a wonderful, Mayberry Kinda Day!

Ed Sawyer

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20186: Hey, Rafe! Good to know you're still around. You were one of the originals when I first joined the porch. I'm delighted to see that you still include your little blue link (*).

Possum, bless your little heart. You're carrying a load there, with little Laci still having problems, and now her daddy being so sick. As a diabetic myself, I can empathize with Tommy - it's hard to behave oneself sometimes when food is the question, but he just must do it. Diabetic ketoacidosis (when acetone builds up in the blood) can be life-threatening, and he's not the only one with something to lose. His family has a stake in this, too.

Hey, AngeFan. Don't be such a stranger. We miss you! We need every single porchster - can't afford to lose even one, so stick around.

Salty, prayers for your dad, honey, and for you, too. You've had a lot going on here lately. Wish we could do something to help. I'd send the Plum over with a casserole, but am afraid she'd nibble it on the way.

Goober, I'm sorry things aren't improving for your dad. I know how you feel about "the place". My dad spent his last three years in an assisted living facility, but it was a lovely place, very homelike and comfortable, and I think he was happy there. He said he was, anyway, and I hung onto that.

homemaker, I was afraid you'd get that stuff, taking care of the family like that. It was inevitable. Now, just lie back, and let them take care of you for a change!

Saw the award show last night. Pretty good. Some lame moments, of course, and I have to say it, though it hurts, that I wish Ron Howard wasn't associated with anything as unwholesome as "Arrested Development". I didn't see a thing in those clips that would encourage me to watch the show. And what was up with the disappearing act that Lisa Loring and Butch Patrick pulled? You could tell that Brad Garrett was puzzled, too. Weird.

Well, gotta run. More on the roses later, AFD, this has grown too long. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20187: Hey to the porch! We're SCORTCHED here on the Phx end! 94 yesterday, and 95 today!! WAY too hot way too early! Will try to send some of this heat up and over to the east!
Hazel- we tags folks are suppose to have mental telepathy and sniff out those extra tags showings! lol
pipeman- answerd your query on the western site about the chuck wagon.
Who was it who was going to return the CD to Walnut? Well, just do it! Get out of that chair, get into that car and go! LOL :)
AFD- Cute story about your little one being calmed by Andy and barney!
HM- I missed the "barney" spelling too! I guess I read it too fast! (See we ALL need to slow down)!
Finally, last night's local color ep was of Aunt Bea's ROSE. Thought of you, Romeena!
Only in the land of tv, in 1966, could Opie have gotten an enlargement of that phot in just a few hours! (haha)
Prayers and hellos to ALL on the porch today!
Mr Darlin's Cuz (Why do I look and feel green TODAY??) teehee

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20188: I agree wholeheartedly with your comments about "Arrested Development", Romeena. Disappointing to say the least.
I'll have to rewatch and see what you're talking about with Lisa and Butch - I must have been out of the room when that was shown.

Let's see, for supper, how about steak and BBQ ribs, potato salad (slaw for spot), corn on the cob, baked beans, and, as spot says - "a tear from the roll of paper towels". I think I'll raid the pop cooler over at Wally's for drinks all around. (spot - have you ever been to a Lamberts Cafe. They serve pass arounds to you on paper towels they keep at the table. And they throw rolls at you, too - Good eatin').

Gonna take Evie outside in the 70░ weather. It's beautiful.

Have a great day everyone.

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20189: Hey, Romeema & Miss Sugarplum! Thanks for the mighty fine welcome back!
Has anyone else seen the Passion? I didn't have any popcorn. We ate at Stix first + it seemed alot like a church service.
Hope you feel better, Homemaker. Heres some sugar pills...@@@@@@@@@@@@@. Hope they help.
Thanks, Mrs. Wiley, for the link.

Have a good day. See ya' around town!

PS-Trivia Question~~Where did Sarah's mother injure her hip?~~Let me know!-AF

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20190: On the left side.

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20191: Out of the last 10 of Ron Howards movies 5 were rated R and the rest were rated PG13.Did anybody see Ransom? It was spooky!

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20192: Hey Porch!

AngeFan, I don't know where Sarah's mother injured her hip, I hope someone else can help you with that info.

I missed seeing TAGS, and then the start of the award show! Boo hoo hoo :( I was at church last night, and by the time I arrived home the awards show had already started. I assumed that if they were doing a special award for TAGS, that it would be toward the end, so I sat there watching the entire show, and it never happened! I just read someone said it was rerun today at noon, but of course, I didn't know that at noon, so guess what...I missed it again! Oh well, it may be on in reruns again, I will just have to watch for it. I don't mean to insult anybody, but didn't they make a big deal out of Dick Van Dyke last year, and now this year Mary Tyler Moore. She's alright and everything, but I was never THAT big a fan of her show. I think they could give more attention to the really big hits like THE MUNSTERS!! Just kidding, but they do seem like they gush over Mary Tyler Moore, in both shows.

I got water boiling on the stove for pasta, so I best be running along!

Y'all have a great Mayberry Day!

Mary Wiggins

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20193: AngeFan - Sarah's momma hurt her hip at the bowlin' alley.

Seems like they don't say much about westerns and police drama (or shows that have major stars no longer living on the awards), either. Dragnet, Adam 12, Bonanza, Gunsmoke and all those seem to get left out. : (

Save some of that pasta for me, Mary, I'm a big fan of it. Wish my hubby was.


March 18, 2004 - Msg 20194: Thanks for all the well wishes - part of the flu has ended but it has been awhile since I have been this weak and with such a horrible headache. I would take something for the headache but I'm afraid it won't settle on my stomach - even Sprite doesn't settle it.
I think the boys will have to fend for themselves tonite when it comes to supper - it may be refrigerator hash!


March 18, 2004 - Msg 20195: For AFD and anyone else who is interested, there are 22 rose bushes in the rose island, and about ten other varieties scattered around here and there. Names like Heritage, Marmalade Skies, Reine des Violettes, Mr. Lincoln, Barbra Streisand, Just Joey, Veterans' Honor, Mirandy, Moonstone, George Burns, Cherry Parfait, Gypsy Carnival, Double Delight, Love and Peace, Peace, McCartney Rose, Joseph's Coat and others. There are several of the feisty and fun Knockout, and one tree rose that's a double graft - it will bear the beautiful white Iceberg on one side and Pink Iceberg on the other. There are five China Doll miniatures, framing the back side of a long, low boulder. They're in my mom's memory, because she loved the little China Dolls. Heritage and Gypsy Carnival have not leafed out yet, but they have some very tiny bumps that I think are leaf buds. Everybody else is fully clothed in leaves, and appear to have grown at least three inches since they were planted last week. My landscaper friend set each bush up with its very own bubbler to keep it watered without wetting the foliage, so that should help to eliminate mildew and black spot. (I hope.) OK, I'll yield the floor to someone else now, enough about roses. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20196: Hi Homemaker, hope ya'll get over that flu soon. I don't know where I've been for so many days. I was checkin' the archives to see how long it'd been since I posted. Guess it was about the time Mrs. Wiley was insultin' my singin' around msg 20037! Mary Wiggins, I, too, missed the award show and the rerun. Think they'll re-rerun it? My baseball movie vote goes to Sandlot too. Cute movie, great sound track. Prayers for all who needs 'em.
Charlotte Tucker
I'd say hey to everyone by name but there are just too many out here! Aren't the trees nice and full??!!