March 23, 2004 - Msg 20312: Sterling, your youngin' sounds like such a doll! I can just see you two doing that. I like "Mountain Wedding" too. Barney: "All you gotta do is snap your fingers, and boy, I'm up!" Mr. Darlin's cuz, my daughter is in Phoenix right now, and she agrees; it's HOT! Asa, I saw you coming out of Weavers with that can opener. Are you sure you paid for it? He looked awful mad. We love you too, Boo! sob (Once Asa started cryin', I was a goner). Welcome to Connie! (Watch your foot, I'm gonna rock forward).
- Hazel

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20313: Oh, brother. I didn't realize it was my turn to sweep.
- Hazel

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20314: Hey Hazel, thanks for tidying up around here. Must be hard with yer back and all. Weaver always looks mad. I think he's dealing with a shoplifter. You see it's not happening at night when I'm there, it's happening during the day when he's there. He don't like it when I point that out to him. BTW, who is this Van Winkle fellow he keeps talking about?
Hey Sterling, I find your posts very enjoyable reading. Don't go beating yerself up inside buddy.
Hey to Frankie Flint. Wish your Daddy would let you sit and jaw more longer.
Well folks, I'm off to California for a week so I won't be here for a week. Hope you remember me when I get back. Y'all take care and I love you and will see you in a week.


March 23, 2004 - Msg 20315: Good morning Hazel, nice job sweeping the floor, y'all have a great day .


March 23, 2004 - Msg 20316: Morning DEARS. Sterling, your youngun souds so precious! I can just see the two of you acting out TAGS episodes. Train her well, she'll use that later in life. Boo, that goes for your little tornado too! Ain't that sweet? Aunt Bea's chicken nuggets, hee hee hee! When I was that age I was in love with pie. I had a stuffed toy that I named Opie and we would dance all around the house. I really wanted Ang for a F-I-L.

Old Aunt Mariah, jumped in the fire
Fire too hot, jumped in the pot
Pot too black, jumped in the crack
Crack too shallow, jumped in the tallow
Tallow too soft, jumped in the loft
Loft too high, jumped in the sky
Sky too blue, jumped in canoe
Canoe too rotten, jumped in the cotton
Cotton so white she stayed there all night!

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20317: Sorry, welcome to the clan Connie I know you well enjoy it here. I don't post as often as I like, but some day soon maybe I can jump right in there and join in on all the fun. Hey Asa we posted at the same time I almost rocked on your toes, sorry. Have fun in Calfornia, don't forget us.


March 23, 2004 - Msg 20318: Opie. I loved OPIE. (I guess pie was OK too)

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20319: There I did it again mornin Mrs. Wiley. :)


March 23, 2004 - Msg 20320: sure is a pretty porch, are we going to have to paint it now? going to be busy for the next few days, a wonderfull christain lady, neighbor died at home yesterday, her son was talking to her. every morning she'd sit on the porch and study the bible. always growing a huge garden giving it away.always upbeat neigborhood will be at a loss. hope everyone has a fantastic mayberry day. pipeman

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20321: God Bless and keep your neighbor lady pipeman. Sounds like a kind soul. Hey EB, musta bumped into you up there! And welcome to Connie R! You'll like it here, set a spell!
~ Mrs. Wiley

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20322: Sorry to hear about your neigbor ~ pipeman, prayers for all, I need to get off here and get ready for work.


March 23, 2004 - Msg 20323: GOOD MORRRRRNIG work now , will have a early lunch ready for yall...sifned: SPOT the"happy dog" of the porch

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20324: Good Morning Porch!
Sterling, I guess we could call you a "ramblin' man"! Haha LOL. Just kidding you know, I always enjoy your posts, too!

Asa, have a great time in Caleeforneea! And like Ellen said, don't forget us.

Mrs. Wiley, thanks for the song, that 'un always makes me cry;)! Oh, and by the way, I figured it was Opie you were in love with! But pie is pretty good, too. Especially apple pie ala mode, when the pie is fresh out of the oven! Hmmm Hmmm! I might have to go bake one, any one interested?!

Pipeman, sorry to hear about the loss of your neighbor. I am sure God gave her a special welcome!

Spot, I hope you get that lunch ready soon, after all that talk about pie I am getting a might hungry!

Mary Wiggins the "hungry person" of the porch

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20325: Thanks guys! And Asa, I was just kidding. Although I guess I can ramble on when the mood hits! Have a safe and enjoyable trip, Asa!

-Sterling Holobyte

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20326: ok..ok..GRILLED HAMBURGERS, chips ,baked beans pickles,swiss cheese,potato salad,onions and a checkered table cloth...cokes and fanta grape to drink...signed: SPOT the"grilling and chilling" dog of the porch

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20327: Thanks Spot,
Mary Wiggins

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20328: sorry about your neighbor pipeman........prayers for the

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20329: @--->--->--- A rose for Mary and all you fine rocking chair warmers!
Tigers eh? Could be! we shall see.
Sterling- Just dont show your little'un the ep of Earnest T throwing rocks thru the windows! lol
Asa- have a good trip to Caal i foorn ya!
pipeman- my sympathies to you and doc. What a wonderful neighbor. I'm sure she's with the Lord.
Mrs Wiley-Where have I heard that rhyme before?
Spot- what is "fanta" grape? Like grape Nehi?
We're goin to Chinese buffet tonight! Any takers?
Please keep up your prayers for our troops protection. I still have a brother and two nephews involved. Gets scary at times. You are such good pray-ers around here!
Have a good Tueday afternoon,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20330: tonight "Grilled Trout"..Lemon garlic butter basted,hush puppys,corn on the cobb,fresh green beans with ham cooked in them...ready at 6:00 est..o-yea..cherry kool-aid to drink!..signed: SPOT the"gona go trout fishing" dog of this here great porch!..lights are on!

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20331: Hello, sounds good spot tonight we will have beans, fresh bread, fried tators amd good ole ice tea. :)


March 23, 2004 - Msg 20332: Prayers for your brother and nephew, MDC.

Sorry you lost your neighbor, pipeman, but happy heaven gained her.

Sterling, I loved that story about your baby girl. It was great! She sounds like a very intelligent little thing. Last night when I was putting my baby girl to bed, I was getting ready to tell her the story about the three little pigs and I give them all names (Edgar, Emmet, and Alfonso), anyway, I asked her what the pigs names were and she said, "Opie!". I think we might have anothe opie crush coming on, Mrs. Wiley (love the song, by the way)!

Just took my boy to the dentist and WOW, it is going to cost me two arms and legs to do what he needs done. He has a cyst up above one of his baby teeth and some cavities, etc...needs alot of work to be done over three visits, each costing about 500.00! Groan....had to go to a pediatric dentist because of Sean's anxiety and head jerking from the Tourette's. Oh well, its like I told my husband, "just be thankful we have some insurance or it would be almost twice as much.". Kids don't come cheap, do they?

Better go take care of the young uns'.

Hope you have a nice trip, Asa.


March 23, 2004 - Msg 20333: OUT-OF-DOORS

The kids are out-of-doors once more;
The heavy leggins that they wore,
The winter caps that covered ears
Are put away, and no more tears
Are shed because they cannot go
Until they're bundled up just so.
No more she wonders when they're gone
If they have put their rubbers on;
No longer are they hourly told
To guard themselves against a cold;
Bareheaded now they romp and run
Warmed only by the kindly sun.
She's put their heavy clothes away
And turned the children out to play,
And all the morning long they race
Like madcaps round about the place.
The robins on the fences sing
A gayer song of welcoming,
And seems as though they had a share
In all the fun they're having there.
The wrens and sparrows twitter, too,
A louder and a noisier crew,
As though it pleased them all to see
The youngsters out of doors and free.
Outdoors they scamper to their play
With merry din the livelong day,
And hungrily they jostle in
The favor of the maid to win;
Then, armed with cookies or with cake,
Their way into the yard they make,
And every feathered playmate comes
To gather up his share of crumbs.
The finest garden that I know
Is one where little children grow,
Where cheeks turn brown and eyes are bright,
And all is laughter and delight.
Oh, you may brag of gardens fine,
But let the children race in mine;
And let the roses, white and red,
Make gay the ground whereon they tread.
And who for bloom perfection seeks,
Should mark the color on their cheeks;
No music that the robin spouts
Is equal to their merry shouts;
There is no foliage to compare
With youngsters' sun-kissed, tousled hair:
Spring's greatest joy beyond a doubt
Is when it brings the children out.
Author: Edgar Guest


March 23, 2004 - Msg 20334: EB- You beat everthing, you know that!
Last night's local color ep was about Howard the "comedian," but it was pretty lame!
Man, how I want to see a black and white again!
I guess I'll have to find some videos!
A "wishin' I could see the BWs, Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20335: Maybe I'll try Miss Crump's Quizzes to cheer me up!

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20336: On the bulletin board, there was a mention of the days when we used to get bike licenses!
In Phx, we'd go to any firestation. They would stamp the number in the bike frame, and we'd get a little license to hang from the back of the seat. Anyone else here ever do that?
If you were REALLY fancy, you'd also purchase another small with your NAME and hang that one below the license. Just think of all the 50 cents that the cities aint collectin anymore! :)

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20337: Travelin' mercies for ya Asa dear! ~ Mrs. Wiley

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20338: Barney: You know when they put that stamp machine in the post office. That just frosted me!
Andy: That bothered you, did it?
Barney: Yes it did. I don't think it is right for the United States government to be transacting business through a slot machine! I sat down and wrote a letter to the Postmaster General about it.
Andy: Oh, you did?
Barney: Yes I did. I didn't mail it, though.
Andy: Why didn't you mail it?
Barney: I wouldn't buy a stamp from that machine!
Andy: Barney, I'll tell you the truth, You are a bird in this world!


March 23, 2004 - Msg 20339: Hey Porchsters,
Looks like I've been missin' again. I don't even know where I go when I don't have time to sit a spell with ya'll! No Ellen, I didn't change my name--that singing comment signed by Eleanora Poultice was just a joke. Me bein' silly. Have a lovely evenin' everyone.
Charlotte Tucker

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20340: How do you do mrs. Wiley. and ya all. new to the front porch, but I wanted to do my sentence. I'll tell tou how to get a oposoum from a stump you jab im with a long pointy stick. From kelsy pond Kelsy's creek Kelsy's ocean.say hay to goober love ETB equ.akA srm

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20341: jUST A LITTLE reminder etb dusent spell that goodso try to bear wit him! Now that is out of the way, say hay to ang.SRM

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20342: Hey to SRM or ETB(which should we call you?I'm a little confused but that is nothing new)!
Don't worry about spelling. I can spell adequately and people still can't understand me sometimes so don't feel bad. Besides, I understood you fine, just fine! Welcome to the nicest porch on earth(if that's what planet this is). ;)

Oh Goodness MDC, I never thought about Ernest T's inclination for throwing rocks through windows. I'll just have to keep her away from rocks I guess!

Yeah Boo, she is a pretty smart whipper-snapper! And she gets it from her ..................................................Mommy.:)

-Sterling Holobyte

March 23, 2004 - Msg 20343: Ellen Brown, I do believe I liked that poem better than any poem I have ever read. It really struck a chord with me. Earlier today I was sitting out on the swing enjoyed the spring weather and watching my baby girl run around in the yard. She had pulled her shorts and shirt off after getting them wet while watering petunias and there she was in her little diaper and her blond pig tails. She took off into the neighbor's yard and just as I was about to scold her I noticed her bending down to pick a wildflower. She turned around and headed back my way with a big smile on her face as she brought me the flower. At that moment I felt nothing but pure joy. I am so very blessed. Once again, thank you Ellen for the poem, it was very timely.


March 24, 2004 - Msg 20344: Hey to everyone - welcome Connie and SRM(ETB).

Boo and Sterling - we need to get our little girl youngin's together. Three wee "TAGS" fans - they'd have such a good time together, don't you think. (Boo - what a sweet moment with Baby Girl. Thanks for sharing that. : ) )

Prayers for your neighbor's family, pipeman. Also, prayers for everyone on the porch and their loved ones as well.

Night All...

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20345: Heyyyy.Sterling, the spelling thing is a joke if you know your ernest t. Just the best rock chucker in the can call me steveiray AKA as ETB I've got a uncle in west bye god (West virgina) that looks and acts exactly like ernest t. Dont know if that is a good thing. nevertheless, just got back from mt. airy. NC,via Gorgia had the best time stopped in on andy& floyd and the boys&girls picked up some fantastic items in weavers dept. Weaver is as ornary as ever thought I shoplifted something.
HA ha, but seriously the weather was fantastic.

Hope to see ya on the porch soon SRM.
Cleveland OH..........

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20346: Morning Porch, welcome to SRM & Cleveland, OH. Y'all get yourselves some TAGS handles... we generally pick a character name, but could be anything TAGS related. We got dogs here, possums, even leg o' lamb...Andy's Favorite Dish (aka AFD). EB, thanks for that Barney moment up there. I LOVE when we post show transcripts. Big Jeff sometimes has to ask (from his office) what the heck I'm laughing at. All I have to say is "Ang" and he knows what I'm doing. Sterling, you could let your little one collect rocks but not throw them.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"... then I picked out the prettiest lil ol rock you ever did see, an I tied a love note to it and gave it the prettiest lil ol toss right through her winder... didn't take though. Caught her right 'chere. Now she's seein' the taxidermist what sewed up her haid."

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20347: thanks for the prayers on neighbor.welcome new porchsters. hope everyone has a great day. spot= for you my friend. in 1917 georgia tech beat cumberland college. tech 220 and cumberland zero. that remains the biggest rout in football college history. there were no first downs in the entire game. at half time the score was126 to zero. talk about having a bad day cumberland could have set in the seats and watched. pipeman

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20348: Mornin' Y'all! Welcome to the new Porchsters-y'all are gonna love it here.Thanks for all the prayers on Laci's behalf.Got some good news yesterday-Laci's heart is healthy except for the hole,her lungs are clear,and there is no need to do surgery right now. They will do it after age 1 and most likely will do the catheter thru the groin into the heart rather than open heart surgery! And now,the big announcement-Laci has hit 10 pounds! Yeah! Wish y'all could see her-almost 7 months old and not too much bigger than a newborn.She is precious.
Sorry to hear about your neighbor,pipeman.Prayers for all who are ailing.Love to all.
possum under a rock

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20349: Has anyone seen Tom - our resident poet?


March 24, 2004 - Msg 20350: Howdy ya'll! Hope all is well this fine day. I've been out fishin' for a few days so I missed dropping by to sit a spell. also, trying to get my family moved up closer to god's country so things are busy,busy,busy. Ya'll have a good day and smile at yer neighbors. Lord knows this world needs a few more smiles in it!
We'll be seein' ya!

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20351: I'm glad for Laci and for you, Possum!
What you wrote reminds me of what my little one went through. They did the heart catheter the same way. I still remember before she came out of the anesthetic we were kind of worried that she would be in pain and irritable and not wanting to see her like that of course. But nope, she woke up smiling and was back to normal like nothing had happened.

Well SRM, you fooled me! I didn't realize you were typing like Ernest T Bass would. Are you one of those "method" porchsters? :)

-Sterling Holobyte

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20352: Any fans of the old Bob Newhart show here?
(When Bob played the phychologist in Chicago)
Funny show. Is it on any channel?

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20353: Hey All, I heard a song on the country station called "SOUTHERN COMFORT". Has anyone heard it? It reminds me of Mayberry. Looks like everyone is doing well. Back to work for me. Take care have have a great Mayberry, Kinda Day!

Ed Sawyer

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20354: Bob Newhart is an awesome show MDC, even today! TVLand used to air it. They may bring it back later. Remember the patients: Mr Carlin (just plain mean), Mr. Hurd (ULTRAparanoid), Mr Peterson (henpecked pipsqueak)? I loved watching it every day in 2002! Hope you caught a mess 'o keepers, BH! Hooray for Laci's good checkup, thank You Jesus! Hey to Ed Sawyer, where you been hidin?

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20355: Good Afternoon Porch,

Welcome SRM from Cleveland. I'm your neighbor from the north, in Michigan! I hope you will visit often.

Hey Ed, good to hear from you, I haven't heard the song "Southern Comfort", but I would bet somebody here has, and can fill you in on it.

Possum, great news on Laci, I am sure God has his hand in her life. We'll keep praying for her and her family.

I will be headed to the airport today, mother-in-law and father-in-law will be flying back in from their vacation in California. I guess they decided to get out of there before Asa brought his brand of the law out there! LOL

"Toot toot toosie goodbye!"

Mary Wiggins

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20356: So glad Laci is doing well, Possum, and isn't it something that Sterling can be an encouragement to you since he has been there? We need to help each other with our difficult experiences.

Not really into Bob Newhart, MDC.

OPIE: Mr. Bass, will you pass the bread, please?
ERNEST T.: Uh-huh. Here it is. (flings a slice to Opie.)
AUNT BEE: Mr Bass! Throwing food is a sin!
ANDY: It certainly is. You pass it. You don't throw it.
ERNEST T.: I don't cotton to all this. Too dog-gone many rules. I don't like it. I don't like.
ANDY: Now, Ernest T., we're just trying to help you fit into society. Now, you want a girl, don't you? Would you pass the potatoes, please?
(Ernest T. grabs one potato and hands it to Andy.)
ERNEST T.: What's the matter? Well, I passed it. I didn't heave it.

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20357: Thank goodness they weren't MASHED potatoes! teehee
Ed, I've heard "Southern Nights" by Glen Campbell.
My college roommate and I used to bet on how many times they would say "Bob" during the show!
Ok, so I lost a few dollars! lol

Last night's color ep was of Goober's prize giveaway where Floyd won $200 in error.
I noticed that floyd practically was "reading"
all his lines! Kinda sad when you think about it,
as i think it was shortly thereafter that Emmitt
took his place.
Well, have a super mayberry day, and thanks for the prayers for my bro and nephews in the service.
Welcome newcomers, and it's good to see CT again.
It's Spring! "Dont the trees look nice and full!"
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20358: "Sweet Southern Comfort" is by Buddy Jewell. I've heard it a few times and I liked it.

possum, Praise the Lord for Laci's good news. : )


March 24, 2004 - Msg 20359: With spot not at work, I guess we have to rustle up our own grub tonight. Leftovers?

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20360: Hello everyone ,beutiful day here in western N.C. ,Ed Sawyeer ,the song Southern Comfort I think is sung by Buddy Jewell who won last seasons Nashville Star ( country version of american idol ) He has his first CD out and is a pretty good singer .Pipeman hope you liked Sundays cup race ,thought it was a good one.Spot whens supper ? everyone have a good evening
Mayberry Deputy

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20361: I love Bob Newhart, MDC! Both of his shows, but especially his first one.
I sure miss our fun girl. I wonder where she's been hidin'.
- Hazel

Barn: "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union; establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for common defense, promote general welfare..."

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20362: Howdy to all the porchsters from the home of the World's Fastest 1/2 Mile yep, it's me *Mavis from right here in Bristol, where we are starting to fill up with race fans. Our little town gets almost as big as Raliegh when the race is in town & full of Ernest T. Bass-alikes (I think he's a nut!) I haven't got run over by a cab or nothin' just been so busy with our grooming & pet shop business, that by the time I get in after a 12 hour day & add a few more hours to it getting the things at home done, I'm ready to hit the hay & get up & start it all over again. Makes a body tired & I'm seriously thinking about hitchin a ride in Romeena's suitcase next time she goes to see her son in Florida. Least wise ya'll know I ain't dead or nothing, but sure am tired so I'm gonna sign off here & get ready for a new day. Hazel you can have my chair if ya want it, I ain't gonna use it whilst I'm sleepin.

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20363: Mavis! Nice to see you. You really hadn't ought to work so hard. Thanks for letting me sit in yer chair.
- Hazel

March 24, 2004 - Msg 20364: Hey ya'll!
If ya watch Nasheville Star on USA Network look out for MAtt Lindahl. He is a good friend of mine fro here in NC. He's as fine a picker and singer as you'll find out there. He's still in the running to win so if you like what you see and hear give a ringy dingy to the phone number on the show and support a fine individual. It comes on here on saturday nights at 10 pm then again sunday at 5:30 PM he has a website too

Thanks for letting me support my kinfolk here on the porch...ya'll have a good evening.


March 24, 2004 - Msg 20365: HEY MAVIS! I thought maybe you got attacked by dogs or someting. Don't stay gone so long, ya hear?

BH, I will certainly try to watch for your friend. Thanks for letting us in on it. I am a huge American Idol fan but saw Nashville Star once and liked it.

Well, the TAGS episodes are in color again on TVLand. The nerve! "Heartaches, nothin' but heartaches!"

Better hit the hay, the kids almost wore me out today. Hope ya'll have a peaceful spring evening.


March 25, 2004 - Msg 20366: "If she goes, what'll happen to her? She doesn't know how to do anything-play ball, catch fish, or hunt frogs. She'll be helpless."

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20367: Heeeeey. porchers, just thought that I would drop back in for a spell. See how Mrs. Wiley is doin. ya Sterling I suppose I'm a "method" man in my owm right. Just depend's on who I whant to be at the moment. Right now, I just want to let youall know when Andy,&helen are a comeing bye,by yellen whodiwooo, whodihoo, but crackers are in my throht...If ya know what I mean.
judy,judy,judy, I just love when he dose that.
Say hey ta Wrath Hollister.
I haven't decided on tag yet, until I find out how ya'll like my writing.or my "jawin"
SRM (Cleveland)

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20368: good morning neighbors. mavis= so great to hear your ok.sure missed you and where is emma bless her heart. sterling= have you started to spring up yet? mdc and everyone. lol,. you know when we had to buy them bike stickers and they'd messed up our bike fenders. boy that just frosted me.poor barney. pipeman

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20369: Mornin' porchpals! SRM, I'm hanging in there - had PT yesterday and today...ICE is now my best friend!We all like yer jawin' just fine. Maybe you could try bein a squirrel and go "chick-a-chee, chick-a-chee". Or "pucka, pucka, pucka" like a bantam rooster. I guess we'll have to start watching our videos... I just don't cotton to those color eps. Too real.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"pounded steak... a-la Morelli."

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20370:
Morning folks,

When I drove down into town this morning I saw grass covered lawns. It was truly a beautiful sight. We should be able to see at least some of the lawn by this weekend, they're calling for temps in the 60's can't wait.

pipeman, I can remember putting ball cards, only football never baseball, in the wheels of my bike.

Did anybody see that poor kid with the TNT strapped around him in Israel? If that is not evidence of true evil you won't every find it.


March 25, 2004 - Msg 20371: Oh boy...
I actually have to get the old mower out and cut my yard this weekend. My neighbor is mowing right now. Last weeek it was winter here...and this week we mow. Yea for Spring!

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20372: We're almost thru with all the color eps on the local Phx channel and TV Land starts them back up!
Hazel- Barn went thru that Preamble pretty quickly in your post! LOL :)
auh20 - I hear ya, tht's why I believe that prophecy "...the love of most will grow cold." is
coming true in our day!
Pipeman- my prayers continue for your neighbors family and for all you fine porchsters.
APB for fungirl, Banjojerry, ky moonshiner, ky girl, county nurse, irishster and briscoe!
We're gettin back DOWN into the 80's here, whew!
OPIE-"Ya pa, Mary Alice and I decided we should have been together all along!"
"Since this is our first double date, why dont we go to the diner for a bite to eat, my treat!"

Have a great day!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20373: Good Afternoon all. how is the day going for you?


March 25, 2004 - Msg 20374: "GOOD AFTERNOON PORCH"...IM BACK!...sorry about being gone , hard drive shot at home i think,will get it fixed soon!..hope yall have been taken care of in the food dept....tonight will be grilled beef short ribs,silver queen corn on the cobb,baked beans with bacon on top,slaw,hot peppers,sweet tea or fruit punch kool-aid..ready at 6:30..signed: SPOT the" gona readthe archives" dog of your beloved porch!..ruff..ruff

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20375: Hey Miss Ellen Brown, my day is going fine. Cloudy and rainy, bout 78 degrees. Y'all see the rescue of Cuban raft people? The helicopters filming it are right over my house! I'm waving at them. Y'all see me? HEEYYY!!

Welcome back spot! You're a roamin' dog aren't you?
~ Mrs. Wiley

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20376: Good to have ya back spot. The leftovers last night were a bit scroungy. Smother them ribs with some gooooood BBQ sauce and I'll be there
with plenty of paper towels!!!
Havent had koolaid in a month o sundays!
Remember the old saying: "Step on a crack, break your mother's back"? Where did we kids ever come up with such things?? lol
Had the color ep "Goober the Executive" where he buys the gas station and forgets to order GAS!
He's popping aspirin like candy! It was ok, but he sure aint no barney.

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20377: hye mrs wiley and the "sticky fingers" BBQ sauce all over the ribs!..evening connie,pipeman,asa.afd,ed,auh20,bh,mavis,possum,Boo, mary,..dig in!...signed: the"gona crock pot cook tomorrow" dog of yalls porch!...prayers to those in need!

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20378: where is everybody? signed: SPOT the"need a pat on the head" dog of the nobody here porch...was it my cooking?......ruff...ruff

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20379: Did you recently get your fur all wet, Spot?
That could be it. ;)
-Sterling Holobyte

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20380: Say
can some one get a message to Floyd and tell him the Gossip Club board is messed up

March 25, 2004 - Msg 20381: So is Miss Crump's. Must be the same (similar) problem!

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20382: I know I'm new but for gobber's sak, some one talk at me . I feel as left out as yesterday's
color show, pipeman I've yet to talk to you ,but wish everyone the best, incuding your nabor. excuse, my writing still learning ohow ta writ.cuz ang is still a leaernin me.,from opie's
#1st grade reader. I'm trying to get everyones,s
mesage's or inuindo's but being new the the porch it's very hard. excuse me if I over step my bounds on the porch. sey hey to Mr. mcbeevie

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20383: "GOOOOOOD MORRRRRNNN PORCH"..Hey SRM where you from?....sterling went and got my fur all shampooed this morning, maybe the porch will fill back up! ham, egg and cheese bisquits and hash brown pattys for,milk,and sweet roll for those vegatarians.....signed: SPOT the"glad im off this week end gona be 80 Sun. here in Ga."dog of your porch...ruff ..ruff

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20384: SRM, you can overstep your bounds here anytime. Try sump'n real hard, like 25 and 25 (tapity tpaitytapity...FIFTY). Now that's fancy steppin. Spot, I'm not a vegitarian but I'll try a cinamon meat for me on Friday(Lent). Love and prayers for all!

~ Mrs. Wiley

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20385: OK Mrs Wiley...tapity,tapity, aint right!!![funny ep]...and SRM we do alot of oversteping,understeping and TWO steping here on the porch...a-one and a-two...signed: SPOT the"gota work till 10 tonight [16 hr shift] but then off till tue afternoon!]" dog of this here porch....

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20386: Spot - if you need a trim - maybe Mavis can fit you in! Sure was glad to see that Mavis is doing alright.
Spot - I hope;you didn't take offense last nite when my family ate my bbq country ribs all lathered in sauce over yours. They just know their momma's cooking!
Got my hair all permed and colored yesterday. Look almost like a new woman! Thought about getting a wig like Aunt Bea but really didn't want to impress the preacher none. Today it is off to find some new spectacles. Mine are an indecent amount of years old and it is time to update this old woman. My husband had lasik done last year but I still am not sure that I want to do that. So - I'll just wear spectacles.
Really enjoyed the Prez's sound bites this morning on the news when he addressed the correspondants dinner. Some pretty funny one-liners! Kerry will probably have something negative to say about him again. Like - how can he joke when all the serious things are going on in the world, yadda, yadda, yadda. I just don't care for Kerry - sorry. (I said it and I ain't taking it back).
Well - the kids are wanting pancakes - must go cook!


March 26, 2004 - Msg 20387: no offence taken HM, and yep might talk to Mavis for a trim for the

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20388: Good day, Porch. I see that there has been a mention of Koolaid here. It was invented right here in Nebraska!

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20389: great info jennie.when?

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20390: I like mixing my koolaids together (grape and cherry, orange and lemonade, etc. -even great with the colonels elixer!)


March 26, 2004 - Msg 20391: got some heavy archieve reading to catch up. thanks for the prayers. we knew all her kin most of which were from ky.your all the cats. welcome srm & connie & anyone else new. we have a new rocking chair with your name on it, ready to break in when you are. asa= have fun gas up before you cross into california. gas in 3.00 dollars a ding. eb= been raining last two days here, we have a new swimming pool out back.mdc= got any chinesse food left? love it but it just don't stick with you long. goober= are you out with gilley, speed, speed, speeding? hi to spot, mary wiggins, homemaker. boo, fun girl, and all the porch. after all the excitement i'm hungry- whose cooking the biggest meal tonight? any lemon pie? hang in there. your pipeman mdc= you been keeping the western folks straight? pipeman

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20392: Hey, Porch. I was just getting to know everybody well again and CA-BLOO-IE!!! My internet died. :-| I'm on a friends computer now and hope to talk to you soon, whenever that might be.
Watch out everyone! homemaker is spining on the piano stool!!! Better sign off, for now. I'll be back!


March 26, 2004 - Msg 20393: hey AngeFan!...Look gang my treat tonight,we are all going out to eat supper!..Longhorn Steak House!..I"m picking up the tab [no dutch here]!we all get thick cut ribeye steaks,rock lobster tails,side salad,bake potato [with the works] butter rolls,sweet tea or water!they even have a juke box and a little dance floor!..ladys get your dangley ear rings on and boys block yer hats!..the limo Hummer will be by the porch to pick all up at 6:00 sharp! dont be late!..signed: SPOT the" treating the porch tonight and drining a new Hummer" dog of this here porch ...varooooooom....

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20394: Hey AngeFan,
Sorry to hear about your puter! I guess those things happen now and agin...

Mrs. Wiley, were you the lady in the pink and purple caftan? With the green polka dot turban wrapped around your head? I think I saw you!! ;)

Is Romeena still on vacation or something? I haven't heard from her in a while? Maybe she's working one of those long shifts she works. Check in on us sweetie!

Everybody's talking about mowing lawns, and swimming pools...where not quite ready for that around here, but today it did get up into the low 60's! Hurray! I think the tulips and the daffodils can't be to far behind now! My lawn ain't exactly green but, it's coming along. I actually saw a fly yesterday! Poor thing was moving pretty slow, I think he hatched just a wee bit early. Too bad for him!! I ain't too fond of those creatures any way!

Here's wishing everybody a beautiful, prosperous, invigorating spring!

Mary Wiggins

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20395: Hey Spot, that sounds great! I get to ride shotgun!


March 26, 2004 - Msg 20396: Hello SRM ,dont feel left out ,theres just so many people here on the porch it gets hard to say howdy to everyone ,hope you enjoy porch setting ,its pretty cool .Not trying to be nosey but where is your end of the porch located ,Im in western N.C. myself. hope everyone has a great evening Cant wait to see the Bristol race Sunday .
Mayberry Deputy

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20397: M.W. - you can ride Shotgun if you want but he's a little burly right now with his winter hair. . .you were talking about our miniature donkey weren't you?


March 26, 2004 - Msg 20398: M.W...its you shotgun!..will even let you drive is [shotgun] the donkey coming along?..hey mayberry dep...we will need BDJ and the boys along to hang out the moon roof and belt out a tune when we reach the out skirts of the big city!..yee haww..signed: SPOT the" we all gona go on a road trip to the city" dog of your porch...lights are on!

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20399: spot - I'll take you up on your offer for some free grub and a ride in that Hummer. Such a nice thing to do for poor folks such as us.

AngeFan - I feel your pain. My puter was out for about 10 days just a few weeks back. Glad I'm back on - miss everyone when I don't check in for a few days.

homemaker - speaking of mini-donkeys, there's an older gentleman in our church known as "The Gospel Clown", who takes his mini-donkey around in a trailer behind his motorcycle. Such a thing to see him all dressed and painted up "clowny" with a donkey trailing behind his cycle.

Well, go to go run some errands here real quick so I can be back for the hummer ride.
Prayers for all - Lotsa luck to you and yours.

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20400: Look AFD not rich here..borrowed the Hummer from Sam Jones..he"s got all the money!..sure hope BDJ and the boys dont have those pocket knives that hang on their sides..This Thing Has Leather Seats!!well gona wash and gas her up [Sam left her empty]..goober will you check the water and oil [air"s free]...signed: Spot the"get-er-done tonight" dog of the porch .....

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20401: Homemaker, I might feel a bit like Otis if I tried to ride "shotgun", but I'm up for adventure, maybe I will follow y'all in the Hummer! Just don't go too fast Spot, I ain't sure how much giddy-up Shotgun has got!

Mary Wiggins

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20402: will go slow mary....and were OFF!...if shotgun gets tires Mary we can put you and shotgun in the hot tub on the back of the Hummer to get sone R& out a curve coming up ...screeeeeeech...signed: SPOT the" yall hang on" dog of the porch

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20403: Don't forget to stop by and pick me up, Spot! I'm all ready. Got my fancy dress with matching handbag and everything. And earrings. I'm all ready!
- Hazel

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20404: please tell me if andy griffith is gay. i read a book called mayberry memories, and sue ann langdon implies that he prefers the company of men to women.

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20405: The book says he was SHY around women....lots of men are. You're reading tooo much into the comment. --Floyd

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20406: Howdy Folks, I don't get in too much, but want to say hello and wish everyone health and happiness.
Ky Moonshiner

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20407: Floyd, i am quoting from the book, mayberry memories, sue ann langdon says, One of the adorable Andy Griffith Show fans asked me to sign Richard Kelly's The Andy Griffith Show book. I thumbed throught it before giving it back and found a section called," The trouble with women." Kelly quotes Andy as saying" because of my peculiar nature, and my personal relationship with women, and the difficulty I've always had with them, it became even more difficult for us to write for momen.; Kelly quotes Richard Linke, "Andy is not really a ladies man He didn't know how to hug and kiss on screen romantically.' Kelly quotes Don:"He's very shy with women." Then Sue Ann Langdon goes on to say, "Boy if I'd have known this when we started shooting, so I could have become a regular as Andy's girl, I would have told Andy, hey I'm a guy", Now, I take that as she is implying something about Andy Griffith. And, because I do admire the man, and I don't have anything against gay people, it's just hard to believe. I would appreciate it if you could calm me down. mary

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20408: Hey to the Porch. Lot's of men are shy around women, what of it?

-- Jelsik

"Our only crime is; we're attractive to women..."

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20409: This is from the web-site, spot.
KOOL-AIDŽ was invented in Hastings, Nebraska by an enterprising young chemist named Edwin Perkins. As a child, Perkins developed many flavoring extracts and perfumes. Later, this led to his own mail-order company, which eventually resulted in modern-day KOOL-AIDŽ. It first came on the market in 1927.

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20410: Howdy Porch! Still here & making plans to stay right 'chere on my porch til the race folks leave town. Trying to get around is becoming harder everyday. The Food City 500 is sold out, as always & by the looks of all the campers & extry cars here in town, I believe it! Sure is neat to see our little town on tv tho. Mayberry Deputy I see you like racin' who's yer driver? Anyways, wanted to let ya'll know I'm still here so ya'll wouldn't worry none. And I don't think Andy was gay, but, even if he was, it don't take away from the fact, that he is one awesome actor & the show is the best. Just my 2 cents worth, put that with what I got in my pocket & we might come up with, 2 cents, a button & a lucky rabbit's foot. teehee
*Mavis the porchster not venturin out this weekend if she don't have to that roots for #43

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20411: Oh & Jelsik last I heard that t'weren't no crime, it was a fine thing as far as the women are concerned!

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20412: Thanks jennieboone

March 26, 2004 - Msg 20413: Dang it! Now that just burns me up, I'm so busy "runnin my fingers" I didn't see I hit the wrong number up there, make that roots for #48 that'll learn me to proof-read won't it? Now I'll hush my mouth now.

March 27, 2004 - Msg 20414: Howdy, all! I got home Wednesday night from my trip to Natchez, and trust me, that Natchez is a lovely place, and the tours of the antebellum homes were so interesting! Really had a great time, but it's good to be home. Sugarplum pouted for about ten seconds when I came in, then was about to explode with joy. (So was I. I missed the little brat.)

I've read the archives, and there's not enough space for me to express my sympathy, joy, concern and prayers for each situation. Please just know, dear friends, that you're loved and appreciated.

homemaker, have you checked into the monovision contact? If your visual problem is loss of near vision, then you're a candidate. I've worn one contact for about fifteen years now. It is a "reading glasses" lens, and so I see distance with one eye and closeup with the other, and am never even aware that my eyes are making the accommodation. Comfortable, convenient, effective - I could go on and on. If that's your problem, ask your eye care professional about it.

The yard is lovely. The big flowerbed island is a riot of color, and everything in it is a holdover from last year! Pansies, dianthus, snapdragons, little pockets of herbs, whatever - so pretty. I'm tucking petunias in amongst the pansies, because they'll die out in the heat, but the petunias will bloom on! God must have felt so good on the day he made flowers.

Well, I'm pooped! Off to bed. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 27, 2004 - Msg 20415: Wow! didn't expect to get into such a conversation on the porch about Ang. But got to say!, very suprised, suprised, suprised.Ya'll talk as if there was a shoe salesman in town posi'n as a record producer. Now don't that beat
everything. the things, people will gosip about.... to answer everyone's intrest I'm a little town out side of cleveland Oh, Lakewood,
2# population of homosexuals, in the country next to california. sanfran to be exact. Never bothered me once. Please someone tell me it an't sooooo. your porch pal and sometime's shy aroud woman....NOTTTT. SRM CLEVEBERGE

March 27, 2004 - Msg 20416: Mornin' Porch and welcome home Ro, we surely missed you too! Now if Asa would only come home we'd be one big hapy family again. Mary, let me calm you down by pointing out that Ang married not once but twice. If women were white beans, Ang'd tell ya, eatin' speaks louder than words. Ya know, his education was worth every penny.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"hey Barn...tell me the one about Myra Koontz."

March 27, 2004 - Msg 20417: Mrs. Wiley, thank you, I'm starting to calm me down. I just want to point out that Sue Ann Langdon was a bit nasty with what she wrote. My sister Helen said she did it to help sell the book and because she was bitter that Andy did not keep her on as his regular girlfriend. That's a very mean thing to imply. Remember what it did to Jim Nabor's career? And Tom Cruise is constantly denying those rumors himself. So being gay is not something that not-gay people want to be told about them. I've been reading alot about the show. I think Ron Howard came out so good because the character of Andy Taylor practically raised him. He must have got some learnin being Opie. Considering that the book is the fortieth anniversay, I think Sue Ann Langdon has a heck of alot of nerve. Oh and Andy was married three times. Let's just hope they aren't or have never been sham marriages. mary, the best.

March 27, 2004 - Msg 20418: It's that darn Helen Crump! She complained about ever litle bitty thang he did!
That's why he was so shy in our fair city! Mayor Stoner :)

March 27, 2004 - Msg 20419: Well - I don't believe Andy to be gay, please, does everyone have to be "gay" to be in Hollywood. PLEEEEZZ!
I am typing to you on my new Dell computer. It is a dream. Romeena - I just went and got regular glasses. My eyesight hadn't really changed too much in 8 years. Just needed a little stronger in the distance part - so I should have new glasses by the end of the week. YAY

I need to get the youngins ready for bed!


March 28, 2004 - Msg 20420: Folks,

You are all getting this 100% wrong. What Sue Ane was talking about was the fact that Andy was no comfortable on screen with "romantic" type scenes. He didn't like that type of scenes so he was uncomfortable around women in that reguard. She was NOT being mean spirited and didn't say it just to sell books (it's not her book so she didn't care about sales).

Andy has been married 2 times and is presently married to his wife of ~20 years, Cindy.

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20421: Mrs. Wiley: I love your andyisums. Can't wait sometimes to come home from work and see watcha said,hoop&holler sooo loud I wake up the youngins...I'ts darn late so I'll just say Hey lefty lets me and you break out tonight. WWWHAT YOU SAY!(louder) Hey lefty let"s me and you break out tonigt.. JUST JUST barly make it out. (HOLDIN HIM UP CLOSER "opie" Hey lefty let"S me and you break out tonight. PERFECT now if we can get you to hold up the know the rest...SRM...No thank you leon.

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20422: Good Sabbath to you all Porchsters! Floyd, thanks for clearing that up, I don't have any books on the show but was SURE I heard what you confirm on Larry King's program a while back. Thanks for the kind words SRM! (although I think Hazel is way funnier than me) Chickens are like that.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "you ought to see the fried chicken that Aunt Bea's gonna have to throw away..."
Gomer: "I accept!"

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20423: Floyd - isn't is a sight what we get into on this porch! Thanks for keeping us straight -
now, how is everyone's day going?
We have my father in laws birthday party today.
The boys are excited!


March 28, 2004 - Msg 20424: Hello to everyone ,been gone for a couple of days and just catching up. Mavis --Im a Bill Elliott fan but hes only running a part time schedule this year so Ive been pulling for the other older drivers ,Jarrett,Wallace,Rudd,but they arent having a good year ,some of the young guys are good ,Newman ,Busch ,Johnson ,not much of a fan of little E ,I think hes a good driver but the media has hyped him up way to much and NASCAR gives him lots of breaks that others dont seem to get ,just my opion Im not trying to rile his fans up .everyone enjoy there day
Mayberry Deputy

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20425: "Thanks for keeping us straight"?! Whether you realized it or not, that was a funny one, homemaker,:) considering the discussion about Andy going on here!

I'm not much into racing so I can't really comment on that stuff. So I'll just sit here on my rocking chair and listen, and rock.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20426: No pun intended Sterling - but I guess I am a natural born comedian. Just ask ASA!

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20427: I declare! What would we do without our own dear Floyd? I hope you know, dear friend, how much we appreciate you.

A small flock of pigeons has arrived to partake of the banquet in my back yard, and one of them is just gorgeous. His body is a russet brown, and his wings are creamy white, with two dark brown bars. I think he's a young male, because he keeps trying to puff up and strut around the hens, but he's a bit awkward and they totally ignore him. They don't seem as impressed with him as I am!

I don't know about everyone else, but I'vehadjustaboutenoughoftheTVLandawardsshow. How many dozen times is that thing going to be shown? Enough, already!! And another thing, while I'm in a critical mood. Why on earth did Andy and Helen make such a big deal out of trying to load the stuff for their picnic in the trunk of the squad car? Andy even banged the lid down several times and smashed something that Helen had presumably worked hard to prepare. They had the whole back seat empty, for cryin' out loud! Why didn't they put the small stuff back there? Humphh!

Sugarplum says to tell everyone she would have known to do that, and to tell everyone hey! --Romeena

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20428: thought i'd jump in to say hi. been out of the loop the last few days,sounds like the porch was busy. on nascar i like the car 01, u.s. army car, i fell asleep the last few laps did i win or was it our brown truck? cubbie fans and baseball fans our season is near.hang in there. pipeman

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20429: You people are dillys. Ah jus lov youz. mary the best

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20430: remember the mrs beasly dolls? the tonette tune player that drove our parents to insanity? whose cooking tonight i'm at my low water level with my vittles eatting. ha pipeman

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20431: Remember the ole chrissy dolls? well I got a good story. My sister use to wet the bed when she was around seven or eight. My other sister Shirley use to sleep with my other sister because she was afraid to sleep by herself. Shirley was five. So the two girls would sleep in one bed even though they had their own beds. Well the one would wet the bed, then blame Shirley in the morning, or made it look like Shirley did it because she would climb back into her own bed when she'd wake up in the middle of the night in soaked sheets. She warned Shirley to never tell anyone it was really her, or she'd cut off that long hair on Shirley's crissy doll. Well my lord, Shirley told, and Chrissy got a quick nip with the scissors. Gospel truth.

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20432: Shasam.

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20433: Andy may or may not be gay, we really dont know, but I did hear he has that OCD syndrom.

March 28, 2004 - Msg 20434: Who really cares what Andy does or does not have? I love him, the show, and the values it represents. . .back to the good stuff and no more of this Andy is this or that, or he has this or that. . . for all that matters - let him who has no sin cast the first stone!


March 28, 2004 - Msg 20435: Folks,

Y'all might want to read the story that Andy himself wrote in Guidepost back in November 1996.


March 29, 2004 - Msg 20436: AAAAmin! homemaker. I started sit'n on this porch to get away from all the he said ,she said...
But without a weeee little and I mean little bit of gosip what would the porch be like.... "sey hey" to Dudd Wash. SRM....

March 29, 2004 - Msg 20437: VICKS!

March 29, 2004 - Msg 20438: Mornin' Y'all!
possum under a rock