March 18, 2004 - Msg 20197: Sounds lovely, Romeena. Didn't see ya sittin' there.

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20198: Whoops! Well, at least we've got a clean porch. But now you're gonna have to read the archives to see my latest message.
Charlotte Tucker

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20199: ct.= got to read the archieves? a porchster's work is never done. how many days would you say it would take to read all the archieves? be fun thou to see how close we've all become. just kidding with you. whose cooking supper i forgort. pipeman

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20200: Sure enjoyed the pickle episode last night. I hadn't seen that one in years. Hope ya'll have a nice evening!


Barney:"They'll be just pickled tink to see me!"

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20201: Checked em, thanks Charlotte.
Hey AngeFan, I've seen something similar for
a rose, like this @-->-->---- (long stem!)
havent done that for awhile. Ro, your roses would even beat Clara's!
Will munch on AFD's good supper!
Hang in there gang. See ya tomorrow!

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20202: Kerosene? Yup, kerosene!

March 18, 2004 - Msg 20203: Relax Bernie, relax. I'll lead.

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20204: Howdy friends, Just popping in to chew the fat about the TV Land awards. Gave me chills, at the begining when Andy was whistling the theme and the kids were at the foot of the stage holding fishing poles. Then they got up and Andy put his arm around a couple of them. I thought, "Those kids will never know what a wonderful person he is and what a priviledge it was to be included in that part of the show." (kinda like a family friend and awesome basketball player, who received a pyramid of success statue from John Wooden. Her mom said that one day she may realize how awesome that was, but right now, she is pretty much clueless. Coach Wooden played or coached Martinsville High School Basketball and after we won the Girls State High school championship two years running, he sent the girls the plaques. kinda shows what a neat guy he is!!

For some reason everytime something TAGS related came on I teared up. I guess it was because when you see them in person, you realize many of them will not be with us much longer. But I guess what is important is that we still have TAGS to watch and everytime we do, we will remember what a large contribution they made to our lives.

Are all classic TV fans as fervent and loyal and intense about their favorite shows as TAGS fans are?

I enjoyed Brandon Cruise singing the theme from Courtship of Eddie's father. I don't remember watching the show often, as I was pretty young, but I do remember some things about the show. Just kinda cool that they let the boy who played Eddie sing the theme.

Lordy, how I am rambling tonight.

Love and prayers for all.
fun girl

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20205: MORNING pipeman ,fg,hm,salty dog,afd,ct,boo,ro,and all the great to re load my comp at home where I can get on here more like old days! work ham [center cuts] for breakfast , homemade bisquits,red eye gravy, hash browns,sliced fruit,coffee,milk,and oj...ready at 7:30 est signed: SPOT the "gona be on the porch all day today tomorrow and sun" dog of the country porch....ruff ruff..gona be 75 and sunny here of the ga southern end today!!and I got to work 16 hrs...drat

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20206: 75 and sunny in GA... spot, that thought makes something stir in me...thoughts of that first week of warm weather, skippin school and goin down to the Chattahoochee to enjoy the good earth with my friends. I grew up in Atlanta, and there's not much better than springtime in the Big A before the pollen starts dropping. Dogwoods in bloom, daffodils popping up, green leaves all shiny and new in the tall trees.

Florida is nice, but I prefer Atlanta. Even if I sneeze my head off for 6 weeks a year up there. You a "luckydawg" spot!

Ro, how'd you lke those commercials? I was too young when they aired live to remember them. I thought that was the best part, aside from seeing our boys together again. The interview with Rance Howard (on the website) is really good too. My family moved to Atlanta in 1964 from up north. My brother didn't want to move there because they had seen the Andy Griffith show, and he was certain that Atl. was just like Mayberry and the people in it, too. Funny how now he tell's people he's From Atlanta and that he's a Southerner! haha.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"Yes Mrs. Vickers... we're still holding on to Richmond."

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20207: Mrs WIley the trips to the hooch 25 years ago are great memories, the great raft race!!..I was in many of them....mid to late 70"s....Atlanta being like Mayberry [not] but the little town I live in [well im in the country] but 10 miles to town is like a true small southern town its Kennesaw Ga.....signed: SPOT the "used to shoot the hooch as a pooch" dog of this here warm porch!

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20208: Spot - I used to live in LaGrange, GA but soon moved back to Yankee territory. I loved it down there but the school system just didn't pay enough money.
Feeling some better - I am back at work now talk to you all later!


March 19, 2004 - Msg 20209: Mornin to the porch! Gonna work from home today...we're actually supposed to get in the 50's today in Chicago...might even melt all traces of snow!

I don't know how long it'd take to read all the archives...when I first came back..I went back to the years where I used to post...just to see "whatever happened"...only read a few...otherwise...I'd just be getting done! :-)

Spot...ou know what sounds good...sausage gravy and biscuits...hmmmm....some apple butter....eggs over easy...big hunk of sirloin....I'm hungry...

Mornin to ALL


March 19, 2004 - Msg 20210: Speaking of a hunk of gona get fix hunks of meat and vegies on sticks to grill tonight..will get the hunks of meat soaking in dales.........yall have dales where yall are?..signed: SPOT the"gona grill hunks of meat on sticks" dog of this here porch

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20211:
Gadzooks!!! What is that shinning orb in the sky?????

Morning gang, it's a beautiful day in western New York.

Mrs. Wiley, when I was younger I remembering being surprised that Mayberry was set in the South. It just seemed so much like our hometown. I guess that's one of the great aspects of the show.


March 19, 2004 - Msg 20212: AUH2O...Mayberryians with a northern acent?...hum...would like to see a voice make over TAGS with a northern acent ....neat!..but then i guess in different countrys they do voice make overs...anybody seen one?...signed: SPOT the"ventrilaquist" dog of the I cant spell porch

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20213: Yo Goober you and I are always hungry...signed: SPOT the"grrrrrr stomach" dog of the [porch

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20214: Whats fer lunch. I'm starved!


March 19, 2004 - Msg 20215: Spot, it is Mayberry-ITES! Know how I know?
Last night's color ep was the return of Andy's mystry girlfriend, Alice Harper! Where did she fit into the "old girlfriend" picture? Anyway, she said, "I want to become a Mayberryite again!"
WHooooieee, you should have seen Helen! Smoke from her ears and everthing! Teehee.
I guess we are all CYBER mayberryites, huh?
Hey spot, i have heard that there are 14 streets in Altanta with the name "peach Tree". Is that true?
Fun girl, thanks for your "ramblins".
I just cant imagins as much fervor for say "Gilligans Island" or "Welcome back Kotter" but who knows! Andy was one-of-a kind and the mold sure seems to be broke!
Auh20- I sent you some of this AZ sun!
Prayers continue for all on porch, all our troops, and all their families! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
A Patriotic Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20216: Afternoon Porch!
My Dad, grew up in a town, not unlike Mayberry. A little,coal mining town. It's gone down in the past few years.
I wish they kept the "40 acre. back lot"(Mayberry) up at Desilu studios, and made a public park out of it. Isn't it now a tennis court? But Mount Airy, I beleive, is the closest you can get to Mayberry(when we went for Mayberry Days 2002, I found my self calling it Mayberry--OOPS!)
Thanks for the idea, MDC. @--<--<---{Roses, to you.}
Glad you're feeling better, Homemaker! Don't work to hard, you hear?

Lunch does sound good! Who is cooking???

Corrrect, AFD. It was at the bowling alley.

But anyway, I'm glad we can have a Mayberry day, if we are in rual North Carolina or Suburban California. We've got to keep the Mayberry spirit alive in all we do.


March 19, 2004 - Msg 20217:
Hey folks, is there a Bible study section anywhere on this site?

MDC, Thank you sooooo much for all that sun. We've had over 200 inches of snow this year so any sunshine is appreciated. Plus, I'll second that GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Spot, I was just a youngster nobody ever pointed out that they were different from me. However, I still don't see them as Southerners.

38 and still sunny.


March 19, 2004 - Msg 20218: Yes, AUh20, in the menu listing, look about half way down the first column under "Ask The Writers"
Indy Car racing this weekend at PIR. Sounds like an interesting time! Might check it out tomorrow.
A "racing" MDC

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20219: HEY MDC,ange,fan,pipeman,hm,fg goober, mw,boo ct,and all the porch GOT THE BBQ FIRED UP!..gona have hunks of beef and veggies on sticks,squash,onion,tomatoes,mushrooms,gona grill them up at about 6:00..salad,your kinda dressing,hot peppers,sweet tea,homemade pound cake with butter pecan ice cream...we gona "Git-er-done!...signed: SPOT the"got to work 16hrs sat and sun both but then off for 4 days"power company dog of your porch [lights are on]..ruff..ruff

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20220: What, no rice on a stick? (teehee)
Sounds like good eatin. Ever try fried tomatoes slices on the grill? MMhmmmm, ?! I'll be there with my triangle! Keep the power going!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20221: OK,OK.I remember the rice on a stick joke MDC...very funny, very funny,....yall come and get the sticks with hunks of meat and veggies..signed: SPOT the" dog MDC is making fun of" of this here porch

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20222: Just jivin' ya, spot! Us mountain folk don't git ta carry on much , ya know! Briscoe make us stand in the back of that truck AND play instrumnets at the same time. Taint easy. (teehee)
A good weekend to one and all.
A fun lovin' MDC of the nearly famous Taylor Porch

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20223: Evenin' ever'body. Found one of our tapes with some real good TAGS eps on it--the Morrison sisters, all the ones with Ellie--Emma's pills, the Church dance (I love that one!), investing in the folk music record, and Ellie running for council. Been watchin' 'em and rewatchin' 'em but I guess that's why this is called the Rerun Watchers Club!
Charlotte Tucker

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20224: CT...I have ep after ep on tape..the 24 hrs of tags and all...MDC yer a hoot....yall like the hunks of meat on sticks?...umm...just got done watching that "70"s show..yall have that local?..signed: SPOT the"70"s" dog of the FAMOUS taylor porch...he he MDC

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20225: $13 And a quater for a FUR?....muat be dog fur ....opps!...signed: spot [the no dog fur here].harry dog of the porch...look ange what do you take me for mr money bags?...

March 19, 2004 - Msg 20226: Floyd:look at that second hand!..spinning around like a pin wheel!
Barney:you sure you didn"t drop that watch or something?..cant imagine that man jipping us!


March 19, 2004 - Msg 20227: Vaaaaaaaaaaroooooooooooommmmmm!
Elizabeth Crowley

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20228: Hello all! Good morning. Time fer: "Moondance" by Van Morrison. Here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20229: Hey to the Porch! And have a good Mayberry weekend.

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20230: Do "Brown Eyed Girl" next, Brisco Darling Jr.!
- Hazel

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20231: "ATTENTION" ..Kasey Kahne on POLE!..Earnhardt Jr. outside pole!...Get-er-done young guns...morning from Spot the"Love that Nascar" dog of the VAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO porch..

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20232: should have been an "M" on excited

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20233: Jimmy Dean sausage,fried eggs over medium,texas toast,grits w/cheese,hash browns w/onions,green peppers,apple butter,grape jelly,oj,bisquits and white cream gravy with lots of butter melted in and lots of black pepper,ice cold milk,pop-tarts for young-uns...ready at 7:30 est..go nascar..signed:SPOT the "the #8 car" dog of the porch ...who will say grace please?

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20234: Mornin' Y'all. Been a whirlwind at my rock lately,but things seem to be improving.So happy that SPRING is here! Hooray! Tommy is out of the hospital & doing much better.He's going to HAVE to manage his diabetes much better.I think being in ICU was his big wake up call. Someone asked about Laci's heart condition affecting her growth-what's happening is there is so much stress on her little heart that she tires easily when taking her formula-therefore she isn't gaining weight because she's not taking the amounts she needs.Lil' thing breaks out in a sweat when she's taking her "baa-baa".We will find out Tuesday if the doctors want to do surgery while she's a baby.Please continue to pray for her.Thanks-y'all are the best.
Expecting a big crowd at the BBQ place this weekend what with the race in Darlington.Lots of race fans on the road.Gotta go get ready to sell some Q! Y'all have a great day!
possum under a rock

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20235: Mornin Porch, spot, thanks for the hearty eatin' breakfast! Ain't helpin' my diet none - but what the hey, it virtual! Your yummy meals remaind me of being a youngin'...mamma would call us to dinner by hollering: "Y'ALL COME", like on hee-haw (remember, this was a Yankee family).

Possum, it was me askin about laci's development. Poor little sweet thing... I'll be holding her up real special at Mass tomorrow and of course will keep her in my daily prayers. Glad her Daddy got a second chance to do right. I'm hypoglycemic and I can relate to how easy it is to get off-track on the helathcare.

Off-track. That was for the NASCAR fans. heehee Spot, I'll say grace!

Dear Lord, please bless all the friends and family here gathered today and every day on this virtual Porch. We ask that you take special care of your littlest ones and give courage and strength to those about to come home to You. We thank you for your Goodness and Mercy...and always make us mindful of the needs of others. In the Name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, AMEN!

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20236: OK, todays Bible thought:

Sirach 27: 4 - 7

When a sieve is shaken, the refuse remains; so a man's filth remains in his thoughts.
The kiln tests the potter's vessels; so the test of a man is in his reasoning.
The fruit discloses the cultivation of a tree; so the expression of a thought discloses the cultivation of a man's mind.

Do not praise a man before you hear him reason, for this is the test of men.

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20237: Thanks for a fine Grace Mrs Wiley...prayers possum coming your way..send me some Darlington BBQ !.
*****NASCAR DOG******
spot [tee hee] in possum taste

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20238: prayers continue for all on porch. our troops, their familes, our country. spot= that breakfast hit the spot/ thanks. goober& elen brown= hasn't it been beautifull lately on our porch? mdc= understand it's suppose to be a little warm today? elizabeth crowley= you ought to meet gilley. speed, speed, speed that's all that boy knows. WELCOME TO SPRING EVERYONE> spring has sprung. your pipeman

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20239: remember, ring toss, wooden bowling pins, spinning tops, plastic horseshoe sets? pipeman

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20240: Good morning ya'll - last basektball game of the season (a short six week season). We ought to get our participation trophy today! Hooray! A trophy!
Then it is off to the goat auction!
We are selling - not buying!

Welcome sweet springtime, we greet they we SO-ONnngG!


March 20, 2004 - Msg 20241: I remember all of those things remember the been bag toss tic-tac-toe that set in the floor?..Johnny lighting tracts [not hot wheels] you have a special spring time tobacco for the briar?..signed: the "Kyle Bush just 18 years old setting on the pole for the Bush race today" talking dog of your porch

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20242: hi porch. what's for supper? spot= sure do remember the johnny lightning and bean bag tic tac doe. i use to throw those bags at my kid brother and tell him i was practicing to be a 98 mph pitcher. i have a blend called spring dew. it's light, smells nice, but a bowl no an then is enough of that blend. well light the briar and watch the races and get ready for baseball. goober the white sox beat us after all that poor trades they made. shame, shame,shazam . pipeman

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20243: Not a legion dance, not a Chamber of Commerce dance, not a uplifters dance...a Church Dance! Tryin' to get me used to the location! I love that ep! Can somebody help me?? I have been on the Internet all day trying to find a place where I can find old photos that I can use in a publication without paying a fortune. Anybody know any good sources? I found one photo of telephone operators in the 1940s and they wanted $359.00 for it! If anyone on here has any old photos of the 40s they'd share in this new publication, let me know. I would be happy to pay a small fee for their use.
Charlotte Tucker

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20244: pasta in a white cream garlic sauce with mushrooms and chunks of grilled chicken,sprinkled with fresh parsley,french garlic bread with lots of real butter,side salad,with your brand of dressing,crutons,graided cheese,sweet tea [wine if you prefer],candle light [for the couples],soft music,all this at the table next to the fire place...make your reservations early!signed: SPOT the"french chief of the porch tonight"..wee-manure....

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20245: I can help you there CT, how's bout my grandma with a pail of eggs? ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 20, 2004 - Msg 20246: Still trying to find a copy of Charlene Darlin sing "There is a Time"! Can anyone help out?


March 20, 2004 - Msg 20247: Hey Greg, try this link
I am sure you will find it in Weavers store.


March 20, 2004 - Msg 20248: Asa, you're such a dear.

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20249: Hey, pulled out the ol' Mayberry cookbook and whipped up some of Aunt Bee's fried chicken and cream gravy. Made real mashed taters, corn on the cob and an apple pie. What was I thinking?! The whole dinner was an arterial nightmare! Sure was good, though. One of those meals that makes you feel like a kid again and my poor Mama can't cook anymore.

Watched the movie Radio tonight (with Cuba Gooding, Jr.). I thought it was very good. I give it 4 stars because it made me boo-hoo at the end (it does NOT have a sad ending, but a happy one).

Possum, I wanted to cry when you said Laci is having a tough time. I will certainly pray for the sweet baby. I know the Lord has her in His hand.

Got the result of all the psychological testing on my little boy and they told us he has: Generalized anxiety disorder, Tourette Syndrome (which we knew), and Attention Deficit Disorder. His tics have gotten so bad he is causing himself physical harm now so we started him on a new med today. I know the Lord is helping us through all this. Thank you all for your prayers.

Good night,

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20250: Hello all! Good morning. For my friend Hazel: "Brown Eyed Girl". Here we go.

Briscoe Darling Jr.

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20251: Hey Greg!I would love a copy of that song too! Spot here- the cook of the porch! back at work now,its 6 am, will get breakfast started in just a bit [yawn],,signed: SPOT the"#8 and #9 Nascar Today Yea" dog of yalls porch....

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20252: Prayer for the Boo family from Spot........

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20253: Prayers for your darlin' boy Boo! Prayers for the whole porch today.

Good Sabbath!
~ Mrs. Wiley

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20254: OK "ATTENTION".This morning is called "Build-Yer-Breakfast"!!.choose as many items as you like..mound yer plate up[the plates are heavy duity paper ones you will be ok]..fried tenderloin,sausage links,bacon,fried spam,country ham,fried bologna,eggs all ways,hash browns,bisquits,milk & red eye gravy,toast,flapjacks,pop-tarts,english muffins,bagles,butter,jelly,salt,pepper,coffee,milk,bottled water.....Get-er-done!..signed: SPOT the"spreading buffet this morning" dog of your porch....

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20255: lord we thank you for your creation, for your love and mercy. we thank you for spot's fine cooking this day. a special request that you look in on boo & possums children, they are such a blessing, thank you. in your name we pray amen. spot= i'm ready to dig in. charlotte tucker= you might try reminesse and reminesse extra magazines. i don't think the pictures arecopyrighted as they are donated by folks. rest of porch- thanks for being my special friend, what a great neighborhood to come home to. pipeman

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20256: Good Sabbath all.
Boo and Possum, special prayers for your families. And anyone else who may be needing them.
Spot, I declare I gain 5 pounds just reading your posts. Not that I'm complaining mind you. Now hand me that pile of hash browns.
Mrs. Wiley, how are you doing with your arm these days? It is so good to see you here on the porch. I hope and pray you are healing.
Suppose to hit 75 here today. Spring has made it's arrival for sure. I just love spring time, don't you?
I used to watch all the political talking heads on TV on Sunday mornings but lately all it seems to be is a Bush bashing party. I'm tired of hearing it. So I think I'll go sit on my porch and read the paper, cept it too seems to be filled with Bush haters. Maybe I'll find a good book to read out there. Yep, thats the plan, have some breakfast, find a good book, go sit on the porch. Yep, I think thats what I'm gonna do, breakfast, book, porch...FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE ASA JST DO IT. (I love that part) hee hee hee


March 21, 2004 - Msg 20257: Asa,pipeman[and by the way thanks for grace pipeman]..glad yall got yer full,plenty left overs for the late my power company job but 73 here and sunny looking out the 3rd floor control center plate glass windows is tough..wish i was out in the sun and fun..but rotate shifts every month so off weekends want be far to go make sure my pontoon boat is still on lake allatoona!..cant wait till boat 2 jet skis and camping..thats it ! we will plan a camping trip in about a month!..any outdoors poarchsters out there?..what are your skills?..signed: SPOT the"trick jet ski riding" dog of the the southern porch lake

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20258: Good morning folks,

So much for that shinning orb in the sky. It's overcast here and about 7 inches of snow has fallen so far this morning with another 4 or 5 on the way.

Asa, I whole heartily agree with you about all the anti-Bush stories in the paper lately. It sure is a bit depressing the way the 4th estate is treating our President.

Have a great day gang.

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20259: Good morning, porch buddies. I have a question I hope you can help me with (those of you that keep up with things in the political arena). I am really confused about some things. I realize that the news can be biased so its hard to know what to believe but my sister told me that they never found any evidence of weapons of mass destruction and that Bush admitted using that as an excuse to go to war with Iraq. I am wondering if that is true and why he was dishonest about it (if he was). I am glad that Saddam was caught and for all the good things that are happening in that country but now am starting to question Bush's motives and am confused about how to vote. Any input would be appreciated. I want to believe that Bush is a good, moral man.


March 21, 2004 - Msg 20260: Oh, and thanks for your prayers for my son. They mean so much!


March 21, 2004 - Msg 20261: Boo,
That is a very tough question, and I doubt any one can know for sure what were all the workings going on behind the scenes. But I can tell you, and you can read reports in any and every paper about it, is that the United Nations believed there were WMD in Iraq, President Clinton and his cabinet believed there were WMD in Iraq, and the intelligence of our partners in the fight against terror, such as England, also believed there were WMD in Iraq. Many intelligence sources say they may STILL find WMD there, and that some WMD may have been exported to other countries, i.e. Syria, just before the war. I don't know of any report suggesting that President Bush admitted using the issue of WMD as an excuse to go to Iraq. I believe he thought, as did many others, that Saddam Hussein was an enemy of America, that he was brutalizing his own people, and that he did have, and was willing to use WMD. I think the President was also concerned about terrorist camps being present in Iraq, and that Iraq was giving aid and comfort to terrorists. I think a lot of these attacks against the President are because it is an election season, and there are people who HATE President Bush, and they don't care who is elected into office as long as it isn't Bush. I may not agree with everything President Bush has done as President, but I remember how clear it was in my mind that the solution to the September 11th attacks and others like it was not going to be easy or fast, and that it would take a significant effort to root out those who intend to do harm to others. I believe President Bush made that clear also, many people were mad at him for not taking quicker action right after September 11th. And now, many are complaining we should not have taken action without the full support of the U.N. I believe a job such as a leader of an entire nation is going to automatically create enemies for that leader, and we should be very careful to listen to that criticism without a critical ear of our own to sift the facts from the fiction.

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20262: I am sorry, the above was brought to you by:

Mary Wiggins, and I hope I haven't offended anyone. This is one volatile issue that is sure to be on the minds of Americans for many years to come!

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20263: I expect to go and see The Passion of the Christ this afternoon. I am a little nervous to see it, because I know it will make me cry, but I have heard nothing but good reports on it. My 22 year old daughter saw it and said it was a wonderful movie, that made her realize how much Jesus loves us. Praise Jesus!! Guess I will run along now, the Pistons will be on the telly in a bit, and then off to the theater.

Have a great Mayberry afternoon,
Mary Wiggins

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20264: Mary you will be VERY moved by the movie...great..I never moved from my will be so thankful for what he done for us ..Spot

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20265: Mrs. Wiley, Why I'd be more than happy to use a picture of your grandma with a pail of eggs. Might be just right for an issue on the Farm. And thanks, pipeman, I will also check into Reminisce. I know they have excellent pictures and most of those people would probably be more than willing to share theirs but getting ahold of the individuals would be the problem. I'll keep tryin'. I surely was discouraged yesterday! Prayers for Sean and Laci!
Charlotte Tucker

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20266: Hello All, a solo just from me to you.:)

(a.k.a. "Good ole 14-A")

Welcome sweet springtime,
We greet thee in song,
Mummers of gladness,
Fall on the ear.
Voices long hushed,
Now hear full notes, prolong,
Echoing far and near.

Sunshine awaits for,
The flower that's from seed,
Joy giving incense,
Fall on the air.

Snowdrops and primrose,
Both timidly beam,
Hailing the glad new year.

Balmy in life,
Breathing breezes are blowing,
Swiftly to nature,
New vigor's bestowing.

Oh, how my heart beats,
With rapture anew,
Earth's flower in beauty,
Again feeds my view.

Sunshine awaits for,
The flower that's from seed,
Joy giving incense,
Fall on the air.

Snowdrops and primrose,
Both timidly beam,
Hailing the glad new year.

Ellen Brown

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20267: I think you put it very well Mary Wiggins. Very well. There is so much more I would like to say about this, but this is our porch and I would not want to offend. But Boo, if you want to e-mail me we can talk about it, or anyone else for that matter. I'm in the Cutlass.
Boy Ellen, you are in good voice today. You sure must have a high roof to your mouth.
Sorry I can't offer you any direction Charlotte. Guess I'm inept! LOL
Anyone wanna go get a bottle of pop?


March 21, 2004 - Msg 20268: I thought this was a site to talk about TAGS, not politicians. Everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. If those who talk about what's wrong with the ones in charge, then get up there and do something about it, if you know so much. In the meantime, let's use this site for what it's MEANT for, and not a soapbox.

At least *I* sign my posts.


March 21, 2004 - Msg 20269:
Hey folks,

Mary Wiggins, I agree with Asa you stated the case quite clearly. If I could add one thing to all the evidence you cited concerning WMD's is that Saddam himself admitted to having these weapons and would not offer any proof they he had gotten rid of them. He was given 12 plus years to mend his ways.

I find it hard to believe that adults can't discuss politics or other such matters. I for one saw no soap box in any previous posts. Just adults maturely discussing important matters. I don't believe Andy would have a problem with that.

10 inches and still snowing.


March 21, 2004 - Msg 20270: Hey, all. Boo, check your email. I just forwarded something to you that I think will set the record straight, as to why President Bush did what he did. I cannot imagine a more difficult position to be in, than to be faced with the choices he had.

I'll be out of touch until late Wednesday night, going to Natchez with a group of church friends, to stay in a neat old hotel and visit some lovely old homes. Sounds like fun - a long time on a bus, but fun nevetheless. I know this group, there'll never be a dull moment.

Mercy, auh2o! More snow? Here on the Texas end of the porch, we've got buds just a-bustin' out everywhere. My mountain laurel is covered with lovely purple flowers, smells like grape candy. Roses are blooming, pansies are putting on a spectacular show once more, before the heat gets them. Snapdragons and dianthus from last year are popping out everywhere, and the daylilies are several inches tall, will be blooming soon. I love it!

Have a great week, everybody! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20271: Thank you Ellen Brown, that was excellent! Ain't that Barn something else? Kind, sweet, warm... but can't sing (not a lick).
~ Mrs. Wiley

March 21, 2004 - Msg 20272: Why Ellen Brown, girl, I think you've got a future in song! You just might put Leonard Blush to shame.
Eleanora Poultice (aka Charlotte Tucker)

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20273: Hey to the Porch! FRANKIE FLINT

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20274: Hey all -- hope everyone has had a good weekend.

Prayers for Boo and family, Laci and possum and family, and everyone else.

Ro - you've got quite a variety of roses there. Sounds so beautiful My mom was always partial to the Mr. Lincoln, Peace, and Joseph's Coat.
Hope you have a great time on your road trip.

Just a quick note - have a great week everyone!

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20275: Mary Wiggins, that was very well said, as others have mentioned, and I agree with all of what you said. If I might add, we have a President now(and you want to add a "finally" in there, feel free) who is...and this is very important... doing what he said he was going to do! Going after terrorist's and countries that harbor them wherever they are.
Boo, please keep this in mind, people are upping their attacks on the President because I think alot of them have gone back to their old lives and they are getting comfortable again, and going back to their old routines because Sept. 11 is past, and it is time to move on and get back to life. And why can they move on and settle back into their old routines? In a very large part due to George Bush's leadership during and after that troubling time, plain and simple. I don't think you have to worry about him being a moral man Boo, because like Mary Wiggins said, some people just out and out HATE him, and I think that is because he is a moral and religious man and isn't afraid to show it.
ok, end of moulage. From me anyway. :)

And now for something completely different! And nicer to talk about.
I know summer is just around the corner, do you know why? I saw(and heard) three robins today! A sure sign of summer. I would say spring but as you know I don't care for spring so I go right for summer!;)

I finally watched the TVLand awards tonight. I know, I know, what took me so long right?! I guess all I would have to say about that is "what's your hurry?" I thought it was nice seeing all the TAGS gang(sans Opie) up there, but I kind of wish they would have all had a chance to talk. I also think it was nice seeing Tina Louise(Ginger) with the Gilligan's Island team. I'm glad she has finally come around to realize that people love her and Gilligan's Island and stopped trying to distance herself from that show and character.
I'm also glad they toned down the raunchiness of those dancers. Wasn't it last year the girls were wearing some pretty risque outfits that caused kind of a moulage around these parts? I think the producers realized this year that it is the stars people will want to watch, not the dancers.
I think I better end this novel now. Have a nice night everyone!
-Sterling Holobyte

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20276: Hi and thanks to those willing to share your wisdom concerning the president, and to Emmett: the folks on this porch are my friends that I meet with daily and their opinion is very important to me and I have learned alot from over the past 2 years. I'm not afraid to bring my concerns here because I won't be rejected, but helped. To us, this porch is just like a real one and we discuss all matters of concern or interest in the spirit of Mayberry. Also, we are kind about it. Hope you understand.

Thanks for the email, Ro. I haven't read it yet but I will. Hope you have a fun and safe trip.

I agree, Sterling. Last year's awards had "dancer overkill". I thought they were ridiculous looking. Didn't seem to notice them so much this year.

I watched an episode of Green Acres last night. I had not seen it in quite a few years. It was funnier than I remembered! Do we have any Green Acre fans out there?

Better go start the day....

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20277: Asa, how do I get to the Cutlass?


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20278: Mornin' Porch! Boo, I'm an Acres fan from waayy back. I'd say Hank Gimbal (County extension guy) is the funniest.

Sorry to say it, but I AIN'T in the Bush camp. There. I said it and I ain't takin' it back.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Mr. Douglas: "Who th'... what th'... but I was gonna..."

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20279: The Cutlas:

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20280: sterling= i was wondering when you were going to let us know spring is about to spring. seems the middle porch get's canada's weather. thanks. hope everyone has a mayberry day. sterling says spring is on the way. yippie. pipeman

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20281: Boo , Im a Green Acres fan as well ,glad to see it back on TVLand ,of course nothing beats TAGS .Pipeman how did you like the race yesterday,I only got home from work in time to catch the last 100 laps but I thought it was a good race .Everyone on the porch have a great day
Mayberry Deputy

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20282: Well - the old homemaker is starting to feel better - at least so far today. . .fingers crossed. That nasty stuff lingered all weekend. Made it through baseketball, goat auction, and delivering our horses yesterday in the snow. We have our beloved little donkey back home and I helped load one little truck of grade A #1 goat manure this morning. Trying to make out a grocery list and get some vittles in the house. We ordered ourselves a new computer last night through Dell - so I might actually get to work on my website and do a little more fun stuff to it.

As far as soap boxes go - I think we can discuss what we need to discuss here on the porch and not be totally offended by someone's point of view. I think who you vote for President is your own business - it may not be my particular choice - but that is why we have free will and we have the election process. I think it is our duty as members of this country to support whomever winds up in the office of the president. It is a tough job to please all the people all the time and it doesn't happen. It can't happen. Sometimes decisions are made that upset some. We hope that the man in charge has more information than what the mainstream media provides. My own children do not like the arbitrary decisions that I make. Opie didn't always like what Andy said, but in the end there was a mutual respect. I think that respect for our people in office is lacking -sometimes they don't deserve it and they themselves take away by their own actions (both Republican and Democrat fall into that category).
So that is part of my soap box for the day and I even included a TAGS moment for those who need it - I said it and I ain't taking it back!


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20283:

Boo, well said. It's always fun to talk about old TV shows, music, and to reminisce. But, every once and awhile there are matters that need to be discussed that are more serious. I'm sure that Andy and Howard would have been able to talk with differing opinions

Romeena, Wow does Texas sound beautiful or what! I have always wanted to visit Texas. I am definitely going to someday. It was minus 5 here last night and we wound up with about a foot of snow. YYYYIKES.


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20284:
homemaker, I didn't see ya there before I posted .Your words were the exact thought I was trying to convey.

I think we're gonna gets us one of those Dell's also.


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20285: Hey to the Porch.

-- Jelsik

B: " that's the American way, and I'm all for that."
A: "Well, you can put me down for it, too..."

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20286: Hey auh2o! You need to visit Texas but I suggest coming in the Spring. I think it is the most beautiful in Spring with all the wildflowers. If you visit in the summer you will think you dropped straight into h-ll! Yes, it's THAT hot. Here on the coast we get a bit of breeze but the humidity makes it unbearable. Out where Romeena lives it the heat is horrendous. Texas is a great place, though and has a wonderful culture all its own with lots of very proud Texans. Lots of great home cookin' and Tex-mex food, too.

My husband says Dell is a good computer to buy because they have great service after you buy it. He buys and maintains computers for the government so he has expertise in that area.


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20287: Howdy, Mayberry! Junior, that sure was some mighty nice tunes you jugged for us. Prayers to all needing them!


"How I vote, buddy, is MY business!"

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20288: Didn't mean to overstep my bounds there, pipeman. But I heard it through the... well, we don't have many grapevines around here so I'll just say I heard it through the elm tree, and a little robin sitting on it told me.:)

Never really watched Green Acres before, Boo, but I have turned to it several times recently and I might have to start watching as it looks kind of "down-homey", and I like that kind of show.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20289: Good Morning Porch,

Emmett, I am so sorry I offended you. I was afraid of that, but Boo asked a question and I felt obliged to answer. She may get some opinions that run counter to mine, but that's okay. By the way, I wrote so much in that post I almost forgot to sign it, but I did own up to it in the very next post when I realized I had forgotten my signature.

I went to see "The Passion of the Christ" yesterday. I was quite moved. Half a box of kleenex, but I am very glad I went. Oddly, while buying the tickets I noticed there was a large disclaimer sign regarding "The Passion" advising that it was gruesome and hard to watch. I didn't notice any such advisory for "Taking Lives" or "Dawn of the Dead" which happened to be showing in the theater next to where "The Passion" was shown. Just a thought.

Around my porch the sky is blue and it looks just lovely out there, but it is only in the 20's! But, they are saying we will be pushing upper 50's and maybe even 60 by the weekend! Yahoo!! I hope they are right, because this is one winter I am ready to say good riddance too!

Have a great Mayberry Day all!
Mary Wiggins

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20290:
Boo, glad to hear your husband recommends Dell and as for Texas I'm ready to sign on for some springtime and some Tex-Mex. Two of my favorite things.


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20291: Good! Come on down, auh2o!

Good point, Mary Wiggins. I loved The Passion. Saw in the paper today that Mel Gibson is talking about making his next movie about Hannukah (no kidding). Apparently he has a fascination for the Macabees. Not very antisemetic.


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20292: HAPPY MONDAY! First day of Spring in Phx was 97! Way too hot for this time of year! WOW!
Emmitt: As an avid tags rerun watcher, I want to remind you of several episodes that were VERY politcal...remember when Aunt Bea ran for town council, or when barney ran for sheriff?
Remember when Bea led a group of protesters about the highway going thru a man's property? And there were several more. The writers were not afraid to bring up such subjects and the thing is,
they ended with a moral, and so I see nothing wrong with a LITTLE political discussion, as long as all opinions are respected, and dicussed openly! (ie: political INcorrectness aint a bad thing!) Like look at that disclaimer on the movie!
That should be on ALL movies with some violence
or not put up at all!
Remember this one? : (When Ellen Brown arrived)
Barn: Ring a ding-ding.
MAYOR: Now that what I call a female!
Andy: Yup, it definitely ain't a boy!

Spot, thanks for the great vittle lately! Some fine eating. We're goin Italian tonight with Spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, iced tea, and italian green beans! Maybe some spumoni too!
G'day to ALL you fine porchsters,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20293: Good afternoon Porch. Hope you are all having a good Monday. Warm and sunny here. I don't know if I could take another foot of snow right now auh2o. Hope spring finds you soon.
Very intresting Mary, that there would be such a sign for the Passion. Remarkable!
Mrs. Wiley, you never did tell me how your arm was doing. Hope your getting better.
Glad your feeling better homemaker. You must be if your talking goats again.
Now Emmit, get them jaw muscles unclenched. We are all friends here. Don't mean we always agree on everything.
Well hope you are all well. Good to see you Des.


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20294: Asa, I was waiting till today to comment on my catching arm. Just came from my PT review. On top of the impingement of my arms, I have rotator cuff spurs, neck issues, a bottom rear rib that's bowed way out, and 1 leg 1/2 inch shorter than the other. Got shoulder-poked in all the wrong places so I'm a bit testy right now. He wants to get me sleeping before starting any therapy - says I should have no less than 5 pillows! Goodness, won't be any room for Big Jeff! But he thinks that there's been no muscle deterioration, and I may get 1/2 the strength and ROM back! With the weak arms, I didn't realize my dental care was suffering, now I have to deal with gum disease. It ain't no picnic, but really I see so many people suffering so much more than me that I still feel blessed. God is so good to me!! The arm that got operated on is coming around. They say it could be 6 months before I get full feeling back.

Hope I didn't raise too many eyebrows back there. While I'm all for being in Iraq, I'm not real happy about what's happening here at home. I also feel if we are part of the UN, we should play by the rules or not play at all. OK, I'm takin' down my soap box.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"I want my pills!" @ @ @

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20295: Good Evening to everyone in Mayberry Heaven. This is the first time I have ever entered this site.For my birthday I received a book on Andy Griffith and Mayberry. I have read most of it and it shows such good pictures of everyone. It brings back wonderful memories of my child hood. I loved Andy and always pretended he was a dad that I would of loved to had. Not saying my dad was second best, but I just loved the ways about him and how he related to everyone and life. What a wonderful world this would be if life could be built around Mayberry. Andy Griffith blessed us with a show that taught us all a little something about life and ourselves and If ever I could contact him and let him know how much he touched my life I would.Thanks for letting me introduce myself and enjoy the front porch,fresh air, blue sky, and count your blessings.
Connie R.

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20296: Welcome Connie! Please sit with us again as we always have an extra rocker and a glass of lemonade for new and old friends.


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20297: Wellcome Connie!..Im spot the cook of the porch!where are ya located? on the southern end of the porch .[ga.]..hey fg,hm,pipeman,hazel,mw,...and all others ...tonight boiled jona crab claws!..steamed veggies,slaw hushpuppys [no relation]...sweet tea.and o-h yea hot petppers!..ready at 6:30...prayers to ALL !

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20298: Welcome Connie. Pull up a chair and tell us all about you. Watchout for homemaker though. She's a scamp!
Mrs Wiley, wow. It sure sounds like you have been having it rough. I hope you heal up fast and are back to 100%. My goodness, hang in there dear. And you didn't raise my eyebrows none. You certainly are free to have your own opinion. I love ya anyway! LOL
Hey, I hear old man Weaver is having a spring sale at his store. Let's go shopping and see what he has. I could really use one of them can openers with the umbrella on it. Mothers day is just around the corner.


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20299: Hey to the PORCH! It's good to see a few new names here...and always good to see old friends!

Read some of the discussion above...One of the things I love most about Mayberry is that people do have the right to their own opinion...and people respect them for that! It's not hard to know which side of the political fence I sit on (just check, and I wont miss a chance to chime in anywhere I can, there are several things that I have not agreed on with The President...but I beleive he's a good man, with a good heart and has only the best interest of the nation and the world. I also beleive he answers to a much higher power than the congress, and am thankful for a leader who listens to that small inner voice, instead of the loud outside voice of the media!

Aside from that...I'm all ready for some steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, a little apple butter...hmmmm.....sounds GOOOD!

Ya'll be good!

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20300: I forgot to say earlier...glad homemaker's family is on the mend! Auction tonight?
Welcome Connie. We pretty much cover all bases 'round here! Set a spell any-ol-time.
Andy holds a special spot in many a heart!
I'm from the southwest end of the porch in AZ.
P L A Y....B A L L !
Sorry, I just cant wait for openin' day!
pipeman- question for ya on the western site about Rin Tin Tin. 'member him?
I'm gettin tired of the color eps on our local channel. Hope we get back to BW soon.
Say, was that Elizabeth Crowley who zoomed thru here again yesterday? 'Lizabeth, slow down and stay awhile! You're too purdy to be rushin thru like that!
Greg- I'm trying to find that song for ya.
It will be a pleasant evenin' for porch sittin'
or maybe a little crow shootin'.
Have a good one. Vittle choice tonite: Italian or Crabs! teehee

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20301: Goob and I posted at the same time... steak choice too! Prayers for your dad. mdc

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20302: Do you have info on Helen Crump??????????????

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20303: Do you have info on Helen Crump??????????????

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20304: thanks all to the warm welcome. I have been reading everything I can on this site. I sure did not do good on Miss Crumps test though. I guess I need to pay attention more. Did everyone else take the test? All the talk about food sure makes you hungry. Reminds me of the good old days when I had fried green tomatoes, fried squash, fried okra, fried chicken, ice tea, green beans cooked all day and of course corn bread and banana pudding pie.Why wasn't there any talk way back on all that fried foods we ate and we stayed healthy? I remember mom telling me when she was young and they ate lard sandwiches with sugar on it and liked it. Now that is a heart attack just waiting to happen.Just wanted to add my two sense in and tell you what I would like for dinner. Any body ready to do the cooking?
connie r.

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20305: Welcome Connie R.!
Glad to see you pull up a rocker! I remember my folks telling me about those lard and sugar sandwiches, too! Yuck! Does NOT sound good to me, but what do I know, I LIKE broccoli AND cauliflower! LOL

Asa, I am certain your mother will be THRILLED with her can opener with the umbrella attachment. What a considerate son! (You made me laugh on that one!)

And Spot, with that "hushpuppys [no relation]" remark! You and Asa put me in sti-tches!

Good to see you checking in Goober, now don't be such a stranger!

MDC, I watched a little of one of the Tiger's spring training games. I must say, the Tigers look a little more encouraging than any of the last several years! It will be fun to see how they do.

Mrs. Wiley, I will keep you in my prayers, sounds like you are in the midst of a few trials right now. Oh, and by the way, here are your pills--the little blue ones--@@@@@@@

I hope that helps!;)

Have a restful, Mayberry evening all!
Mary Wiggins

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20306: Hello porch, I don't get here much anymore by the time I get off work and post a few very few post at the Gossip club I'm wore out, say Asa you know there a party Thursday night at 8, hope you make it there. Hello Charolet did you change your name dear EP is that what you go by now? Pray everyone is well and having a great week.

Ellen Brown

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20307: someone asked about info on Aneta Corsaut (HELEN Crump ) she passed away in Dec. 1995 @ AGE 62.She had a battle with cancer . On a more pleasant note welcome to our new porch sitter connie r. hope you enjoy your visits
mayberry deputy

March 22, 2004 - Msg 20308: You folks are great. I love ya, love ya, love ya!

Connie, you sure do fit right in! Come back often, ya hear?

I was cleaning out the car today and my 2 yr old baby girl was in the car pretending to drive. Know what she said?? I heard her say, "I'm goin' to Aunt Bee's and she's gonna give me chicken nuggets!". I couldn't help but be proud.


March 22, 2004 - Msg 20309: And we love you too Boo (sniff, honk, blow.)


March 23, 2004 - Msg 20310: A big welcome to Connie! and hello to the porch.

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20311: Hey to Connie R! You do fit right in! You talk like you've been here for years! Me, I've been coming here for a while now and I still need to work at my Front Porch-ese! Of course, I'm not as up on the TAGS dialogue as some of the people here, that and I'm not a very good conversationalist to begin with, I just tend to ramble on and on and never really say an...
But you get the picture.;)

Hey Boo, your story about your baby girl just reminded me about my 3yr old baby girl. I was watching TAGS the other day and my daughter was playing in the other room. Well, when she heard the TAGS theme she dropped everything and ran in and stared at the tv.
I often wonder why such a little kid would like a Black and White tv show, but I guess TAGS is universal for all ages! There is one episode that she likes in particular and we watch it on dvd quite a bit. It is the one where Andy and Barney meet Ernest T for the first time. My daughter loves to re-enact the scenes with me, and she'll tell me to be Barney and she'll be Andy, then she gently slaps my face like Andy does in trying to wake Barney up, then snaps her fingers(as much as she can which basically amounts to her waving her hand up and down). Then she has us switch and she's Barney. It's funny when she pretends to wake up a little bit and then go back to sleep(until I snap my fingers). She's quite a character.
And she just loves when Ernest T does his serenading! She laughs up a storm! And I laugh up a storm when she mimics his tuning up and when he says, "do you want to hear me sing 'Eatin goober peas'?" (that is what he says isn't it?) Anyway, then she'll say it(after she is done laughing, it really cracks her up).
Anyway, I'd better say goodnight for now!
-Sterling Holobyte