April 13, 2004 - Msg 20834: Hey - not to change the subject - but has anyone seen Boo lately? --Romeena

April 13, 2004 - Msg 20835: Whooohoooo! We did it! Perseverance always pays off. --Romeena

April 13, 2004 - Msg 20836: I love that movie, auh2o. I can't think of any quotes from it though. How about The Ghost and Mr. Chicken? Old lady: "And they used Bonami!". (talking about getting bloodstains off the piano keys).
- Hazel

April 13, 2004 - Msg 20837: At last! Phew, I wouldn't want to go thru that again! Ro, I think Boo said she was having computer problems. I miss her too.
- Hazel

April 13, 2004 - Msg 20838: Hazel, same here. The Bonami one always works.

April 13, 2004 - Msg 20839: The quote I love the most from Ghost and Mr. Chicken is when Luther writes his initial story about the house and he uses a line something like, "The awfulness and the horribleness of it." I'm not quite sure how it goes but I love that one.

April 13, 2004 - Msg 20840: Well, now that the porch is clean, I think I'm going to leave the quotes to folks who are better at it than I am. My remembery doesn't work too well, but my forgettery is in great shape! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20841: Told y'all we were close!

-- Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20842: Howdy Porch! Off to the store for another lipstick. FRANKIE FLINT

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20843: Looks like I missed a bunch of TAGS qoutin' fun! But at least the porch is spic-n-span. Thanks ever'body!

Hey Mavis - I'm a Redskin fan, too. Did you know that John Riggins' daddy passed away last week? John and his family come from the area my husband and his family are from.

Tom - thanks for the poem. I'm proud to be a American. God Bless our great country and those who keep us safe.

Asa - hope you have great fun at the race! I'd love to go sometime. You think I'd fit in your suitcase? A leg a lamb ain't that big, ya know. ; )

Prayers for all. I consider myself blessed to "know" you all.

And how about a quote from me...
"Control your passion, Aunt Bee! You're meltin' the ice cream."

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20844: Hey to FRANKIE -- that's my sister's name by the way -- didn't mean to crowd you none!


April 14, 2004 - Msg 20845: Hey-porchsters, Just thought to chime in, just got home frome work.3:16 am haven't said hey to ya'all in a couple of day's.Not feeling as up- beat, as normal. Sey hey, to all..Judy, judy, judy!! I just love when he say's that.~~SRM~~

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20846: Well got go south about 2 hrs. to Perry Georgia and put on a class today....yall eat good ....signed SPOT the"got to hit the road" dog of your porch

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20847: I have referred your board to all of my friends. They will be visting you soon. You are welcome

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20848: Perseverance does pay off, Ha ha ha ha. Oh to save you the hassel #20847 & #20848 were written by the same person. Enjoy

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20849: Welcome to # 20847 (who is also 20848). Why don't you leave us a name, so's we know who we're talking to. (you can choose a TAGS nick-name if you like). We don't usually go thru the "hassel" of checking out who's postin' what, unless people are sarcastic or making fun of us and using rude comments. And we do talk about the Andy Griffith Show alot, so I hope your friends like the show! All are welcome!
- Hazel

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20850: I may be reading between the lines here, but I'm thinking that 20847&8 are from the interlopers from the page we just got rid of. Sure hope I'm wrong.

Hope your class goes well, spot. And that you have a safe trip there and back.

SRM - hope things start going better for ya.

Hey to everybody - and prayers for all.

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20851: That's amazing AFD. That's exactly what I was thinking too. Great minds huh?
I think Boo was going out of town for a week or so it seems. I miss her also.
Romeena, Barney says hey to the Plum. And you may just have a bad light there. I have some of those solar lights and they don't do to bad. They are pretty dim by morning but quite bright in the early evening. Let me know if I need to come put in some wire for you. That's what I do you know.
Have you read Ann Coulters newest book auh20? Very good reading. So is Sean Hannity's.
How are you Mrs. Wiley? No coffee, tea or punch thyank you.
Well I'll say hey to all without using any names, cause I have the same problem as Romeena, my forgetter works to good and I don't want to forget anyone.


April 14, 2004 - Msg 20852: I'm thinking you are right AFD we can just keep on quoting that seemed to work. Here's one~ I smell gas!~~Course you smell gas, what do you think this thing runs on? Coal??

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20853: Hey to Frankie & AFD I didn't realize John Riggins father passed away. Thoughts are with him. Go REDSKINS!! Glad I'm not the only one on here anymore!

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20854: Mornin to the porch...clean and all, like a breath of spring! We're finally gettin some warmth here in Chicago....it's about time! :-)

Hey to all the folks...that's how I'm going to start referring to everyone now...there's just too many to try and remember...and I would NEVER leave anyone out! :-)

Sent a letter to GW yesterday...a few of the 'reps' as well. Anyone who want to see the why...go to www.hillbillyshoes.com

Y'all have a great Mayberry day...and as far as a quote....
"Six dollars a week and what do I get? Heartaches, nothing but heartaches!"

That's one of my favs!


April 14, 2004 - Msg 20855: What was the name of the medicine Aunt Bee took that made her drunk when she was playing the piano and singing?

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20856: Hey All,
Looks like the front page had gone through an over-haul. Glad to see everyone is doing well. I just wanted to stop by the porch to say "hey". Sorry I can't stay. Work, Work, Work. Take care all and have a wonderful, Mayberry Kinda Day!

Ed Sawyer

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20857: I loved the quotes to end the last page! Keep 'em coming, I am not so good at remembering them, but I sure do love reading them! I guess my quote would be "Barney!". You know, the way Andy says it when he's frustrated with Barney.

My computer has been running so slow lately, someone recommended I defragment it. I have had this computer for a few years now, and I never did that. It took over 12 hours! It still isn't running right, though. Very Frustrating. Any computer wizards out there with suggestions?

It still is cold around here, and I think I have had just about enough of that!

Romeena, I loved your post about our country, amen to that!

Signed: the frustrated computer owner, imitating Spot the talking dog of this here porch, Mary Wiggins

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20858: 'Morning, folks! Mary Wiggins, you might try going through your internet options and cleaning out your temporary internet files. The procedure is different on different machines and with different ISPs, but just poke around in your tools and you'll find it. It can make a difference. Also, be sure you don't have too many programs running in the background - maybe some you don't really need.

I really hope those two slightly questionable posts above weren't written by the interlopers, because they were written by someone who signs as one of us. Of course, they could be pirating the name, too. Time will tell.

Well, gotta work tonight, so guess I'd better get a little yard work done, and then catch a quick nap this afternoon. Everyone have a great day. Hope you got your taxes done!! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20859: Mary Wiggins, sorry to hear of your 'puter problems! I still say you should have won the beauty contest! :)
Do you have any software to check for worms or viruses? (Sounds like I'm checkin' my CAT!)teehee
Romeena-- well said! Our faith says go TEACH all nations, not x em if they dont believe!
In fact, I dare say we should LOVE all, whether they believe or not!(Putting away the soapbox)
OK, ready for this one? One of my 2 nephews is a squadron leader on a carrier. They review landings by watching videos of the landings in their quarters. Another leader knocked on his door and caught him watching THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW video that I had sent him! It was quite a to-do! Now the tape is making its way around the ship! Is that too much?! It's a ten episode tape that I bought, so its got epilogues and everthang! He told me he uses it to unwind a bit, as you can imagine, landing on a carrier is like landing on a moving pinhead!
Well, guess I'll add some quotes:
Andy: Let's record a few bars of "Aint Got Time to Kiss You Now, My Mule's Run Away!"

Opie: What's wrong with her pa (As girl parades thru the livingroom for the beauty contest)
Andy: Well, I dont know, I guess she's one of them girls that's got a peculiar hitch in her get along!"
A super day to all!

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20860: Howdy Folks,

Asa, No I haven't read her newest one yet or Hannity's but there on my list. I am reading "Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader" by Dinesh D'Souza. So far it is wonderful I give two thumbs up.

AFD, I think your right about the posts above. We'll have to what and see if the content max's out at the "Dick and Jane" level.

One from Happy Days about Ronnie Howard's character.
Mrs. C. Richie just hasn't got the appet*te that Chuck has.
Mr C. Marion, Argentina hasn't got the appet*te that Chuck has.


April 14, 2004 - Msg 20861: #20855, the name of that medicine is called Col. Harvey's Indian Elixer.
"Tootoo to Tootsie, goodbye..tootoo tootsie, don't cry...Come on everyone-sing along!!
~ Aunt Bee

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20862: I see I have too mays to...oops! Must of had too much elixer!

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20863: Yep..way too much...

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20864: Hey all,
does anyone have or know anything about Yorkshire Terriers? We are going to look at one tonight from one of my wife's co-workers whose dog had puppies. I'm a little skeptical about getting it but I always am. One thing that concerns me is that this is the only puppy left because all the other ones(I think there were four in all) died for various reasons. The owners of the parents are not dog breeders(I think); they just happened to have these puppies. They did say that the puppy is a registered AKC, for as much as that means.
I've done some researching on the internet about what to look for but I thought I would ask if anyone has some more direct experience with these dogs.
I'm against buying a dog in the first place, but my wife as been asking for one for a long time and I know these Yorkies are generally good for allergy sufferers(which my wife is) so I thought we can at least look at them.

BTW, I had the same feeling as others about messages 20847&48. I wouldn't worry about it too much, though, I don't think this person has many friends. Sad.
-Sterling Holobyte

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20865: Just as a note. 20847 & 48 were posted by a user using AOL on Dial-up. He/they might be the same "interloper" which is now using an AOL account to get to us. I DO know the original information and know that the interloper is a Comcast Cable modem user in MI. I can contact his/her provider if this situation continues but lets hope that it doesn't.


April 14, 2004 - Msg 20866: Sterling, I had a Yorkie (so his papers said) for 16 years, and he was a sweetheart. He was big for a Yorkie, about 12 pounds and had some other traits that made me think he might have had some Silky terrier mixed in - they look a lot alike, but Silkies are bigger. You have to remember that AKC papers are only as good as the integrity of the person who applied for them. When the application is sent in, the applicant can put down any dog on which they hold papers, while the actual sire may be another dog in the household, or the neighborhood for that matter. I had a friend whose hightone, lovely little registered Dachsund produced a litter of five pups. Two were perfect little Doxies, the product of a controlled breeding, and three had curly hair and white markings, and looked a great deal like the little white poodle next door. Enterprising little fellow, that poodle. A litter can, of course, have more than one sire.
The best way to avoid a problem is to buy from a known, reputable breeder who stands to lose face if they sell a puppy that's not up to the breed standard. Backyard breeders are pretty dicey. The pup may be everything it's said to be, or it may not.
Next question is whether that really matters. I loved my little Buckwheat, whether he was purebred or not, I really didn't care. He was given to me, so I wasn't out a high price for a purebred puppy, so it just didn't matter. There are breed-specific rescue organizations, by the way, and you can find them on the internet. I know someone who got a lovely little beagle that way.

Hope that helps -- Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20867: One more thing, Sterling, If your wife really wants a Yorkie puppy, and if price is a consideration, many reputable breeders will sell "pet quality" puppies at a significant discount. They grade their puppies, and ask more for the ones they feel have show-ring potential. The others are fine pups, only a judge would note the differences, but they will cost less, and the breeder will often make a notation on the papers that would keep them from being used as breeders. Many also ask that you sign something stating you will have the dog neutered or spayed. This is one way that good breeders try to maintain the purity and high standards of their particular breed. We paid a little less for the Plum because her front teeth don't scissor perfectly, which I think is cute, and we planned to spay her anyway, so it wasn't a problem. Well, that's another thought, just FYI. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20868: Thanks Romeena! Yeah, I'm not really concerned about whether it is really purebred or not. What concerns me more is how healthy it is or isn't(aka possible high vet bills) and it's disposition around my daughter and around the house in general. I read that Yorkies weren't good to have around small children, mainly because they are a toy breed and can be injured or killed quite easily and also because, depending on their personality, if they are over-handled by the kids they can get snappy.(not to be confused with Snappy Lunch.) :)
-Sterling Holobyte

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20869: About your last post Romeena, yes price is a consideration. The owner is going to sell it to us for $200 because she knows my wife. She said she is going to sell for a higher amount to others. Is that a good price you think? Anything over Free is too much for me, but what are you going to do?! :)
-Sterling Holobyte

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20870: Hey Auh2o, when I was in Wal-nut last month,
I found a book t-tled "Dick and Jane"!
It is a reprint of 4 Dick and Jane books.
Since I learned to read with the series, I immediately snatched it up and has become quite a coffeetable conversation piece. (Even tho it doesn't TURN INTO a coffeetable!)teehee
Sterling, I hope the yorkie thing works out.
When we first got our cat (5 years ago) I wasnt too keen on the idea, but now I just love her to death! She's a great addition to the household.
Well, I'll put a penny on the railroad track for ya all!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20871: Thanks MDC.

My brothers and I used to do that(the penny thing). Although I never really liked to do it as I was always afraid that it might derail the train, and then we'd really be in trouble!
-Sterling Holobyte

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20872: Hey Sterling one of the best places to find info on any kind of dog is www.akc.org they have a wealth of info on their site. If the babies all died very young, it could be due to the size of the mother, if she is true Yorkie size, 4 puppies is alot for her! If they died after they got older (4-6 weeks), you might want to check into whether they have been wormed, had vaccinations and such & if the mother has had all those things as well. But check that site out & see what all they have.

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20873: Thanks Mavis! I think that is one of the websites I checked already, but I will see.

I think I will try to talk my wife into getting a cat. Less maintenance. :)
-Sterling Holobyte

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20874: I'd just like to add that I think you are all the tops for all your help with my persistent puppy problem!
Aren't ya kind! Aren't ya kind! Yeah, I saw that Malcolm ep the other day. :)
-Sterling Holobyte

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20875: Thanks Floyd!!

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20876: No problem, *Mavis. Glad to help. -Floyd

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20877: You are so funny Mary!imitating is COOL...thanks...tonight its fried chicken livers white milk gravy,slaw,pinto beans,turnip greens,sweet tea....ready at 6:00....signed: SPOT the" been in south GA. teaching classes all day and tired" talking dog of yalls this here porch ....lights are on!

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20878: Well Gov'na Sterling, that'll cost ye a quid and a bob! And a SPOT of tea. (teehee)
(Also, it was Opie who offered Malcolm TUCKER the penny for good travelin')
Chicken livers....hmmm... I'll have to think about that one, but I am definitely doin some porch rockin tonite now that the interlopin moulage is over! (hee)
Fresh squeezin's all around!

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20879: I believe I'll let those livers slide on by, Spot. And, for the record, I thought those 2 posts seemed fishy too. On the other hand, we get people run thru here that post, and when we don't respond, they call us snobs. So I tried to welcome them with a kindof suspicious, but "your welcome here" post. Kinda to let them know of the rules. Might work.
- Hazel

Barn: Look at the deductions! This tax! There's nothing left, for heavens sake. Barney Sucker, that's who it ought to be made out to!
Andy: Oh, Barney...
Barn: Yeah, that's me, Barney SUCKER! It's open season on Barney Fife! C'mon everybody, let's all take a bit out of Barney Fife!
Andy: Now, c'mon!
Barn: Good ol' Barney Fife--he makes it, he's got it, let's take it!
Andy: Just simmer down. You know what they say, you can't take it with you.
Barn: Take it with me? They keep nibblin' at me like this, I'll be lucky to go myself!

April 14, 2004 - Msg 20880: MDC, Glad you finally figured out my name. The first time I ever posted on the old porch and used it, someone came back with "Are you married to the man who fell down a lot?" I was hooked from that day on to the clever people who post on the TAGS porch! Hazel, I love the "one mistake a better cake" quote! Since I missed quoting on the last page, I'll quote now.
"Hey, Chuck!"
Charlotte Tucker

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20881: Ya'all know'what?? I just get such a kick out of you all. The thing's I read on this porch make's me feel so happy, and uplifting. It's 2;56 in the am. My 33RD b-day, not looking for prase, mind-you just, glade I made it another year..STERLING, had many terrior's, not a yorkie, but border, and umm, can't remember all the rest but great dog's all. Right now I have a sheppered-lab mix,his name is, Milo, he's my son's helper dog, the finest dog, i've ever owned.. Let's me know if something is go'ing on with the baby. Your porch friend ~~SRM~~

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20882: Alan your comment does not concern me, but I have decided to stop and you all have Hazel to thank.

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20883: because she is such a nice person and just appears so kind, I dont have the heart to keep on messing with you. So heres the deal, I am asking that all of you send a personal thank you to Hazel for being a classy lady and you will not hear from me again. Hazel I hope you have a wonderful life and may god bless you with happiness always.

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20884: hey all...im back....is there trouble on the porch?...signed: SPOT the"whats going on" dog of your porch

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20885: look lets all get along!!..This will get ya ya going, breakfast,consist of fried spam,eggs scrambled,bisquits with milk gravy,hash browns with cheese,cantalope,ice cold milk, coffee,oj...now everybody fill yer mouth up and eat! signed: SPOT the" keep the peace with food" dog of your porch...lights are on!

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20886: Yeah, that's me; kind behind the eyes. All I got to say is thanks, #20883 for not "messing" with us anymore.

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20887: top of the morning mayberry . happy birthday srm only 100 more. ha. have a great one. hey to goober, spot, frankie, ed sawyer, ro& sugarplum. boo, mary wiggins, ellen brown, mdc, asa, sterling, hazel, charlotte tucker, and the rest of you great folks. anyone hear from homemaker, fun girl, county nurse, ky moonshiner, brisco, ky girl, mayberry deputy so many others? PRAYERS FOR OUR TROOPS AND COUNTRY< AND THE FAMILIES ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE LOST FOLKS< THOSE WHOSE LOVED ONES ARE DO HOME> being and old military man i don't see why they don't take troops out of germany leave about half/ phillipines wants us out reduce troops, take some out of okinawa, endgland ground troops, etc redploy experienced troops in iraq. oh well didn't mean to rain on the parade. REMEMBER BARNEY IN THE SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST? pipeman

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20888: Ooops, meant to press the "reset" button, because I decided to word that differently, and instead mashed on the "post your comments" button. I hate when that happens! No, Spot, there's no trouble here. Happy Birthday, SRM!
- Hazel

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20889: You snuck in on me, Pipeman. 'Mornin.
- Hazel

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20890: Wow, Skippy's gonna move on. Must be the librarian spoke to the parents.

MDC, I saw the Dick and Jane books in our local Wal-Mart also. I was very tempted to buy a couple.

God Bless the troops. It is going to take a strong and determined leader to get us through this. I think we now have that type of man in the White House.


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20891: pipeman, having served the country like you did I think you've earned the right to voice your opinion. Even though your a Cubbies fan I think we can afford you that much. LOL. By the way I loved Shakiest Gun In the West, as well as, The Reluctant Astronaut. About the only thing I couldn't watch, that Don Knotts was in, was Three's Company, never cared for that show.


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20892: no three"s company ...NO
April 15, 2004 - Msg 20893: GOOOOOOOOOOD morning to the PORCH! Hope everyone is having a fine Mayberry day. Saw the ep last night with Ernest T and the preacher wedding. I love that whole sequence
" (BD) how many string on your guitar, sherrif? (Ang) Well, there's six on mine (BD) Well this one here's got 5...just let that thumb hang free and enjoy the music."

Just makes me laugh! Hey to everyone..and auh20...I agree, we do know the resolve and spirit of the one in leadership today...and I'm real glad he's there. There are things I don't always agree with, but all in all...he's my pick! GO GW!


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20894: SRM Happy Birthday!!! Pipeman , Shakiest Gun In The West is my favorite Don Knotts movie .Goober I saw the episode your talking about last night too , I love this ep when Earnest T. sings Old Aunt Maria to Charlene .
Mayberry Deputy

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20895: APB for fungirl, irishster, boo, ky, des,rafe,possum jelsik and others!
Looks like we got a little "quote-a-thon" going!
Maybe it will keep them interlopers away!
"You're the cats!"
"Ah...Maude's got the bersitis."
"Barney, ya know what I think? I think you've been runnin' that si-reen so much, that it's loosnin' your brains!"
"Right chickie-baby!"
Pipeman, you got every right to tell it like it is. BTW, thank YOU for serving our country!
Goob- I love that episode, but then, like most here I love almost all the episodes!
Last night's here was "Andy and Opie Housekeepers." The look on Clara's face, when after she secretly cleans the house, and Aunt Bea goes on about how bad it looked, is PRICELESS! lol
Super day to all!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20896: Happy Birthday SRM! I hope you get everything your heart desires! And thanks for your input on the dog thing!
About that, we saw the puppy and his parents yesterday. Cute, but what puppies aren't cute?! Actually they all had pretty good dispositions from what I could tell. It's getting harder to argue against adopting it and getting a cat instead, and Lord knows I've tried. :) The only problem is, since my wife is allergic to most dogs and cats, she would need a cat that is less allergenic, and I understand those are the more exotic cats and thus more expensive. Like, if this cat were a car it would be a ferrari compared to a regular cat, or the automotive equivalent being a Dodge Dart.
-Sterling Holobyte

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20897: LOL! I remember those Dodge Darts! I myself had an ugly brown Rambler once upon a time.


Has anybody else here seen, "How to Frame a Figg"? I have a video of it my kids bought me years ago. They know what a fan of Don Knotts I am. It's not the same caliber as, "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken", but it IS Don Knotts!

Off I go to get a few chores done!
Mary Wiggins

P.S. Spot, I am glad you don't get insulted when I imitate you. You know, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20898: Not much happening on the Phoenix end of the porch today. Weather is heating up again after a brief respite.
Where's the Nascar race this weekend?
Is that the one someone is flying to?
Here's a good trivia question that I don't even know the answer to:
Was Sarah, the phone operator, EVER seen?
Or was she just the disembodied name on the
other end of the phone?
Well, gonna go play checkers with the country boys.
Spot, working on some eats fer tonight?
Mr Darlin's Cuz

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20899: Hey MDC. Not sure where NASCAR is this week but it is at Fontana raceway in California on May 2nd. That's the one I am going to. And I'm pretty pumped I gotta say.
You know I swear somewhere in the deep dark recesses of my mind I thought I remember seeing Sarah in an episode when I was a youngun, but I posed that question wants over at Miss Crumps and was told emphatically that I was a messed up old man. LOL So they all say no, but I still ain't sure.:)


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20900: Wants? what the heck. ONCE. Sheesh!


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20901: Speaking of Miss Crumps, it seems to out of order. Has anyone else been able to get in over there>


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20902: It's working fine for me? What kind of problem are you having? It moved from one server to another a while back...maybe you're still trying to look at the wrong place. Go to the front of Mayberry.com and head in from there.


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20903: We're moving Mayberry.com from one server to another so everything may not be working quite correctly. I'll get it worked out by the end of the weekend but if you follow the links from Mayberry.com..you'll be okay.


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20904:
Another of my favorite quotes from TAGS is Floyd's,"You know who said that...my latin teacher in barber college."

I took 4 semesters of Latin when I was in college and I'll bet ya a cold pop I used that quote at least 20 times.

Mary, no I haven't seen "How to Frame a Figg." To tell ya the truth I forgot about that one. I'll have to check it out.

Goober, I had to hold my nose when I voted for GW. I've been a registered Conservative for about 25 years and he was not what I was hoping for. How wrong I was. I think somehow someway history has it's own method of matching up men for their time like Churchill in the 1940s and Lincoln in the 1860s.


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20905: Mary, you had a Little Nash Rambler?

BEEP BEEP! (I love that song!)

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20906: Mr Darlins Cuz , the NASCAR boys invade Matinsville VA. this weekend for a little short track beating and banging ,should be a good show ,usually is at the short tracks everyone take care and have a good evening
Mayberry Deputy

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20907: Happy Birthday SRM - hope it's been a good 'un.

Asa - I'd been having trouble getting Miss Crumps to come up, but I finally got it to work using this URL...
Hope that helps.


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20908: Thank you AFD. That did the trick.
Floyd, for whatever reason trying to get there through Mayberry Street (that's how I usually go) is no longer working. I didn't know if you knew that but now you do. Just thought I'd pass it on.
(I kinda felt like Barney trying to find the new meeting place for the choir.) LOL


April 15, 2004 - Msg 20909: I just discovered that today, myself. I had been trying to get to Miss Crumps by using my "favorites", and it hasn't worked for several days. So I had to get there thru Mayberry.com. I think Floyd had warned us about that a few days back, but I wasn't paying no attention.
- Hazel

Barn: (to Ellie)
"If you don't sell it to me (ice cream soda), I'll just get it somewhere else."

April 15, 2004 - Msg 20910: Well you know Floyd. When he's clipping and talking at the same time your always paying attention to the sizzors and not his tongue.:)


April 16, 2004 - Msg 20911: The old Miss Crump links should work now. Sorry for the problem but thanks for letting me know about it. If you notice anything else like that at Mayberry.com...please let me know so I can fix the problems.


April 16, 2004 - Msg 20912: Floyd, you're a treashuh! --Romeena

April 16, 2004 - Msg 20913: "The old Miss Crump link", is that anything like old lady Crump? Thanks Floyd, it worked just fine this morning. Everything is OK in Mayberry!
Romeena, you will not believe this but I had a dream that I met you, Sugarplum and some other porch sitter at a cafe somewhere. You were just as pleasant as could be. And the Plum was delightful. I'll be dogged if I can remember who the other person was though. We all talked for hours.
Hope you all have a great Friday and a better weekend. Gonna be cold and rainy here but we need the water so I'll be thankful no matter what.


April 16, 2004 - Msg 20914: "Good Morning All"....at work now till 4...egg mcmuffins for breakfast!..hash browns,milk,coffee,let me get settled in ..hello asa,MDC,GO NASCAR!...signed: SPOT the"VAROOOOOMMMM" dog of your porch...lights are on!

April 16, 2004 - Msg 20915: good morning one and all. floyd= now that's bullet, er, site maintence- great job. mary= loved how to frame a fig. rambler eh? i had a studebaker golden hawk. hated it when i had it but nopw wish i did. isn't that the way things generally go? SRM= got to pick on you this morning hope you know i'm funnin. if your head can be turned by a purty face at your age, heaven help you when your 100 years old. ha. hear that boys, no hollerin at the table. it'll take some doing but i'll learn them. speaking of table what and where for supper? lol. pipeman

April 16, 2004 - Msg 20916: Asa, It was probably Boo in your dream. You were probably remembering Romeena and Boo's meeting awhile back. And on top of that--that's the only place you'd see Boo just now is in your dreams! Where's she gone off to? APB ON BOO! Maybe she and Lefty busted out last night. Take care everybody. Supposed to be a beautiful day on the porch today.
Charlotte Tucker

April 16, 2004 - Msg 20917: ok...supper will be whole BBQ chicken on the grill,slaw,corn on the cobb,potato salad,caked beans with bacon,fruit punch kool-aid,garlic salt to sprinkle on yer chicken,green onions,,ready at 6:00...signed: SPOT the"gona be 80 here today so im getting off work 2 hrs. early and enjoying this day" dog of this here porch...lights are on!

April 16, 2004 - Msg 20918: Hey spot, you must be "sweltering" in that 80 degrees! teehee Supper sounds de-lish!
MD- Thanks for the nascar update! Will be watchin'.
Charlotte- thanks for the confirm on the name.
I guess I am watching those eps with a bit more of a sharp eye these days. :)
Pipeman- I do declare, I bet you are a direct decendant of ole Nathan Tibbs himself!
Any of you NC folks-- can you tell this city boy what "frog giggin'" is?
Any ideas about Sarah ever being seen?
Saw "the Inspector" ep last night and the guy that played him sure looked like a young Gregory Peck, but saw on the credits that it was Tod Andrews.
OK, quote time:
"One in the same, Bass is the name."
"I aint talkin', I aint talkin', the more your askin', the more I'm balkin'"
A little sugar to all on the porch today,
As Red Skelton used to say, "May God bless."

April 16, 2004 - Msg 20919: Spot my mouth is watering reading your menu for tonight ,might have to skip the buffet tonight ,plan on going with some buddies to the local short track to see a little racing tonight.

Mayberry Deputy

April 16, 2004 - Msg 20920: OK, gardening porchsters: I need a plant similar to a hosta to hide the edges of a pond liner on a waterfall we built, but the plant has to be able to take lots of sun. Most hostas don't like sun. Any ideas?? Romeena? Who else here is a gardener?
Charlotte Tucker

April 16, 2004 - Msg 20921: Evenin' Y'all.Didn't mean to stay away so long that an APB's been put out on me! I've been having some health trouble & car trouble.Health trouble was diagnosed today as muscle spasms in my back & neck.Guess I'd better get a lighter rock-ha ha! Doc put me on muscle relaxers which I think are the pill form of Colonel Harvey's elixer! Either that or they've been soaked in mulberry squeezins! Toot toot tootsie! LOL
Car keeps stalling out on me coming from work.It'll get me to work (of course!) but doesn't wanna bring me home! Think the mechanic is baffled,so I don't know what's gonna happen.Maybe I'd better start riding a cow like Otis!
Somebody asked about frog gigging.I'm not from NC,but I'm from SC so I might be able to explain.Frog gigging is when you go out to Ole Man Kelsey's creek and jab at frogs with a long poinky stick! Really!
Speaking of strange things we Southerners do.. The World Grits Festival is being held in St. George SC this weekend.Folks enter a rolling in the grits contest for cash-they fill an inflatable pool with instant grits and give ya 10 seconds to roll around in it.The person with the most grits (you get weighed) stuck to them is the winner.I kid you not good people of the porch.Does anybody out there have a weirder festival in their parts? Let's see if we can get a moulage going on festivals!
Well,I'm gonna go watch Leave It To Beaver-it's the episode in which the Beav & Gilbert call Don Drysdale in LA and end up with a big long distance phone bill!
On a serious note now:
Prayers for Matt-the US soldier captured in Iraq.May God bless him and all the captives and troops.Safe home..
possum under a rock

April 16, 2004 - Msg 20922: Good to see you possum. I also watched the Don Drysdale ep. of Beaver as well as their plunge into the stock market ep. Both were followed by the cave episode of TAGS. Man, I loved the ep. when I was a kid. Of course the first time I saw it, it was very dramatic and exciting!
Charlotte Tucker


April 16, 2004 - Msg 20923: Nice to have you back possum. Been wondering where you run off to. Now if Boo would show her head.
Hey Charlotte, where did you get the bullhorn? Ya sound good in it.
Nice dinner spot. First time I ever ate caked beans. Didn't know if I was gonna like em or not, but not bad.
How ya doing pipeman? Been a little quiet.
Well guess I'll go turn in. Got a big day tomorrow.


April 16, 2004 - Msg 20924: Evening porch. Just wanted to unload a little on you guys, ya'll have great big shoulders to cry on. I had to attend a funeral today of a very dear friend of mine & it has really taken alot out of me. Brenda was 42, our fiddle player's wife of just over a year. She leaves behind 2 precious boys, 13 & 6. She was told she had brain cancer about 2 months ago & we were all devastated. The worst part of it all, the boys lost their dad 3 years ago to the same thing & adding to that, she passed away on her oldest son's birthday. I was doing ok holding it together today until the 6 year old started crying and asking for his Mama, & I lost it. Brenda was such a wonderful, precious soul & I will miss her terribly. Please keep her husband & those precious boys in your prayers. I know I don't ever want to go thru anything like this again anytime soon. Heartbreaking day to say the least. Thanks for letting me cry on your shoulders. Feels good to get some of it off my chest without crying so hard. My eyes are swollen & I have a pretty bad migraine caused I'm sure from all the crying. (((((((((((hugs))))))))))) to all of you.

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20925: prayers to you and all involved mavis....hey ct,possum,asa,pipeman,MD,..where has fun girl been?..and the county nurse?..well any way "GOOD MORNING PORCH"..today breakfast will be jimmy dean sausage patties [hot], streak-o-lean, scrambled eggs with cheese,shreaded hash browns with onions & bell peppers,grits,canalope slices,texas toast [lots of real butter],flap jacks,oj,ice cold milk,bottled water,and a paper napkin...ready at 7:00 est...signed: SPOT the"at work now till 6 pm keeping the porch lights on" dog of this here porch...ruff ruff

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20926: Good morning Porch (you all know who you are). Mavis, that is heart wrenching. I'm so sorry for that poor man and his boys. Will definately hold them up in prayer. You too hun.

Asa, you be safe now on that excursion trip. Remember everything I told you. Be sure to dress warm. Do you have enough socks and undrwear? WAIT!! Here - can't go on a trip without a brown paper sack of sandwiches. Maybe I'd better make a heavy soup...

~ Mrs. Wiley

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20927: define a Heave Soup Mrs. Wiley !..signed:SPOT the"gona learn how to cook HEAVY soup" dog of this cotton picking porch....lights are on !

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20928: Meant to say Heavy in the above post....spot

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20929: Why thanks Mrs Wiley. You're a treasure! I was gonna leave all my clean underwear at home in case I had a whim though. You know how it is when you get a whim.
Mavis, that is so sad. Be comforted in knowing Brenda is at peace now and we will sure lift up her surviving family in prayer and comfort. I hope you get feeling better soon too.
Thanks for the breakfast Spot. It's goodbye waistline with you here. LOL
We are also missing Salty Dog. Kinda lonely with only Spot here. He's usually to busy cooking to be petted anyhow.
Hope you all have a great Saturday and be safe.


April 17, 2004 - Msg 20930: Hey Asa,remember its not a whim if ya change yer drawers!...gona take me a nap on the porch here in the corner [belly is full]..yall watch out for my tail with those rockers...snooozz..signed: SPOT the"gona take a nap" porch pooch..

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20931: BEWARE OF ANDY DVDS.
Hey Friends,
Jimmy the goat here. It's been a while. Well, I've had some stuff going on, so I haven't been around. I was just online, checking out some Andy DVD's, and I saw one advertised, 'brand new episodes," and it was selling for $21. So I looked at it...friends its the same episodes that are already out there. There's a ton of TAGS dvds out there, but if you look, they've all got the same episodes, like Loaded Goat, Andy Discovers America, Barney's First Car, and Dogs, Dogs, Dogs. Well the DVD I looked at, had the episodes listed under other names. For instance, they call "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs," by the name "Dog Gone Opie," and "The English Butler." So the episodes aren't even listed by their correct names. To me, thats unprofessional, and I'd stay clear. I have to wonder what kind of quality they are. And let me tell you, I've gone through 2 different Andy DVD's, and the pic quality on them wasn't as good as my VHS. Believe me, I learned the hard way. THE BEST TAGS DVDS are available at Weavers, or at any of the shops in Mt.Airy, NC. The very best TAGS DVD as far as picture quality and theme music (thats right, some of the TAGS DVDS, don't have the theme music, but some instrumental version of it), but the very best I think is the one with Barney on the cover, with a big number 16 (16 episodes) in the corner, available at Weavers. Hope this helps. Have a Mayberry Day, ya'll.
Jimmy the Goat

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20932: Prayers for your friends, Mavis, and you as well. ((((((HUGS)))))), too!

Asa, here's a jar of pickle-lilly to take with ya, too. ; )

Hey to ever-body, and prayers for all!

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20933: Spot, I don't rightly know what heavy soup is, but Aunt Bea was going to make some when she thought the family was moving to South America. (remember? they have something down there they call tor-TEE-yah.) I guess it's something concealed in a heavy sauce.

~ Mrs. Wiley
going to see the B-52's tomorrow. yippie! :-)

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20934: Hey Jimmy the goat!..glad to have some more animals here on the porch!..Mrs Wiley I do remember the ep now..think I will try to whup some up for supper tonight!..AFD can I have a jar of that pickle-lilly relish too![yum]..today for lunch its BLT sandwiches, free-toes,bread and butter pickles,slaw,wild fruit punch kool-aid,out side in the yard of the porch on the picnic table with a red and white checkered table cloth!..signed: SPOT the"bacon frying" dog of the south porch..lights are on !

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20935: Thanks for the warning, Jimmy. Don't go eatin' any dynamite.

Paramount is supposedly working on a "extree-good" DVD set. Season 1 may be out by the end of the year. I've heard someone mention it on the porch before, but here's the info on it.... http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=1364

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20936: "ATTENTION"...spot here, we are gona have a "Low Country Boil" tonight for supper..you southerners know what it is but the north porch may not..great big pot on an outside burner,first potatoes are put in,then carrots,onions,celery,crab boil,next, corn on the cobb,..last, large shrimp,soft shell crab,king crab legs,cover and boil for a bit..you spread news papers out on the picnic table and dump it all out and everybody digs in!..gona get started!..will be ready at about 6:30..horse shoe pitching after we eat..signed: SPOT the" sea food" dog of this here porch..lights are on !

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20937: Just walking by and saying HEY to all the nice folks on the porch, hope your weekend is going well.


April 17, 2004 - Msg 20938: Mavis, many prayers going up fotr your friend's family. I hope that she knew the Lord. I know that God hears all thse special prayers from the porch. We never know why he call some back to him so soon in life. You hang in there and find comfort in His word. Phillipian 4 is very good!
Possum- that was me about the frogs. Andy mentiioned it in a recent ep. Why do they do that? Just curious. That grit festival will be hard to top.
Hey to barney.
Busy day so I'll be back later, after a meal at the power company!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

April 17, 2004 - Msg 20939: Evenin' Y'all! Spot,cook up some frog legs for Mr.Darlin's Cuz (THAT'S why they do that MDC!) Either that or just for the sport of it(if you can call that a sport)I guess.Didn't get to the Grits Festival this year.I'll have to find out who won the rolling in the grits contest and how many pounds of grits he/she had stuck on 'em! I'm sure all of you are going crazy wondering! Ha ha!
Mavis,I'm sorry to hear of your friend's passing. So much sorrow lately.Just heard that they found the body of Dru Sjodin.What a beautiful girl she was.Truly a shame.
Well,that's it for the possum for this evening.Y'all take care-love to all!
possum under a rock

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20940: Good' evenin porch. Been workin'g so much I've fallen off my rockin'chair. "PIPEMAN" I know you were a funnin me. Woulden't wan't to get the big-dawg mad now would ya!!Being from "Cleveland" tne whole dawg-pound thing. God bless "MAVIS", all my simpathy. NO offence spot, on the tags name. Your still the one and only dawg,"of the porch"


April 18, 2004 - Msg 20941: Oh Mavis, there is nothing more heart-wrenching than a child crying out for a parent. I hope God gives them strength to get through it. And you too.

Good to see you possum. I hope you get your health and car woes behind you.

Jimmy the Goat, that sounds like the same dvd I was kvetching about a while ago. It had those same ti-tles(censor).

-Sterling Holobyte

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20942: "GOOD MORNING PORCH" dawg here [spot]..breakfast will be ready at 7:30 est..waffles with lots of butter and syrurp,sausage links,sliced watermellon,bowl of grits,[not to roll in],coffee ,ice cold milk,bottle water...I"ll pick up the tab...signed: SPOT the"at work this georgious ga. day"dawg of YOUR porch...lights are on!

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20943: Mornin Porch, just passin by on the way to preachin'. Sure hope the Beamens' don't run me off the sidewalk again (they're kind of clannish). Y'all have a beautiful "Devine Mercy Sunday".

~ Mrs. Wiley
Opie: "Paw, how come they call Mr. Beamen 'plain Claude' Beamen?"

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20944: Cause he aint a jr. or a sr.............spot

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20945: Good Sabbath porch
Mavis so sorry about Brenda, Prayers for her family and friends, I emailed you sometime a go and it came back wrong addy I guess, I was checking out your web pages again. As I've wondered where you were I don't see ya at the GC anymore. HAVE A GOOD ONE.


April 18, 2004 - Msg 20946: Lunch Time...fried spam sandwiches with cheese on a potato bun, dill pickles, bbq chips,slaw,grape kool-aid....signed: SPOT the" getting ready for the race" dowg of this here cool porch...lights are on!

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20947: I know you mean well Spot, but I do believe I'll elt the spam go on by. No offense.
Good Sabbath to you all.


April 18, 2004 - Msg 20948: ok Asa....will try to step it up for supper..ha ha...Good Sabbath back at cha..great day here in Ga..about 82 or so today..gona get out the bucket and wash the ole pick up later..may wash Otis too my 107 lb lab.[big job]..signed: SPOT the" gona give the dog a bath" dog here on the porch

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20949: Hi,Y'all. Down here in Southport,NC,I've been tapin' the Andy Griffith show which airs locally
Mon-Fri 5 & 5;30 pm. I've so many, they're gettin' outa hand. Tapes are costly & they're
clutterin' up my tape cabinet. I really enjoy the
show. Know-it-all Barney gets his comeuppance
when Andy sets all straight in the end. I'm 89,
a retired journalist who's seen much of the world. But not Mayberry, 'cept on the Andy
Griffith show. 'By, y'all. Smell the roses
while you can. Les Bell.

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20950: Ro and Boo - last year I was telling ya'll about heading to TX this summer. Well - we think that it is going to happen. Our first stop will be in Benjamin at a goat farm (no doubt). Ya'll talked about a great flea market and I thought it was around the Dallas area. Am I way off base? Could you tell me where it is? Thanks bunches.

Mavis - my prayers to you and your family of friends. My aunt passed away the week of Easter with a brain tumor. She found out in February. She lived a long good life and she was ready to see her husband again. I know how heart-wrenching it can be see to a child cry for his mother and not understand what is happening. I can't leave for the evening without mine going plum nuts with my husband on when I'll be home.
It's good to see you again. . .will you get a chance to make our secret recipe salsa again Mavis. My husband has a dandy place for all of my tomato plants this year. Prime goat manure is the key to my big and hearty maters!

Well - talk to you all later.


April 18, 2004 - Msg 20951: Hello Les Bell !..a young 89 huh! fantastic..im spot the talking dog and cook of the porch..hey HM,got my garden in 2 days ago...its 30 x 125..whew...got purple hull peas,blue lake green beans,42 hot pepper plants,28 tomato plants,corn,squash,cucumbers,we gona eat on the porch this summer!,,signed: SPOT the" pea picking" dog of your porch..lights are ON..

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20952: Hello Les Bell ,what part of N.C. is Southport in ,Im in Western N.C. about 50 miles NW of Charlotte .Spot--what are you going to do with all that hot pepper? I leave that stuff alone ,it dosent agree with me at all .Watching the cup race at Martinsville ,its not as exciting as usual at Martinsville ,but a dull race sure beats no race any day .Everyone have a great day .
mayberry deputy

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20953: Hi, everyone! I hope you're having a Mayberry day. I have a question. I have a collection of Andy Griffith Videos from Columbia House, but I'm not sure if I have the complete set. Does anyone know how many tapes that the Columbia House set contains?


April 18, 2004 - Msg 20954: Hey mayberry deputy!..and to whom ever left the above post...I have a buddy that runs a small road side veg. stand and he sells my peppers..and I put up 30 or so jars[pickled]..been growing my peppers for about 20+ years now.....I will set out about 20 more plants in about 2 ahd half weeks for a second crop!..signed: SPOT the" hot pepper pooch" of your porch..ruff..ruff

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20955: Not sure how many tapes it is, but TAGS had 249 episodes in all.... maybe that helps?

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20956: When all else fails, I go Googling.....

I searched around and found this from the eBullet:

We also want to alert you that we've added some new items to our Special Items section at Weaver's. We've added 19 of the 20 four-episode VHS videos that Columbia House has made so far.


So it looks like there have been 20 made, at least as of last June....

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

April 18, 2004 - Msg 20957: Welcome, Les Bell. We hope you feel at home here and will sit and visit with us often. This is an expandable porch - whenever we need to add a rocker or two, why we just push the sides out a bit, and everybody fits!

Spot, I declare I can't even read your posts without my blood sugar going skyward! MMMMmmMMM! It all sounds so good. Possum, I can't imagine wasting perfectly good grits by rollin around in them! Wby honey, that's a pure shame. Instead of pollutin' those grits, folks should be eatin' them! Ham and grits, pork chops and grits, bacon and eggs and grits, grits and grits, just nothing quite so homey and comforting as good hot grits!

Mavis, I'm so sorry about your friend, and that's just heart-breaking for those kids and the husband. Some things are just so hard to understand. I've finally learned that sanity lies in being able to cease trying to get my mind around the situation, and let the One who does understand take over and handle it. It's not easy.

Charlotte Tucker, right off I can't think of anything similar to a hosta that would tolerate that much sun, but a lovely plant that loves sun is a day lily. There are a zillion varieties, check out www.waysidegardens.com. One that I have a little experience with is "Stella D'Oro". It's not a particularly spectacular flower, but it's prolific, producing very pretty golden colored lilies for about 8-9 months out of the year, the graceful green fountain of foliage is very nice, and it loves the sun. Check Wayside's zone chart for the plant's hardiness in your zone.
Rob was here for a couple of days, and we had a nice visit. We went to a concert by the Vocal Majority last night. Mercy, those men are good. When 150 male voices are singing in barbershop-style close harmony and you can understand every syllable, well, it's just incredible. If you ever get a chance to hear them, do it. They sing delightful oldies like "Smoke Gets in your Eyes", and "Puttin' on the Ritz", "Joshua Fit de Battle", and such. Lovely.

Well, guess I'd better go check the roses for aphids and those wretched little leaf-roller caterpillars. I just hate those things, they'll bind a whole cluster of rosebuds together, and eat the heart out of each one. Miserable pests. It seems like no matter what you plant, there's some bug or worm out there with a bib around his neck, ready to sit down to lunch. Humph! Where's Mr. Weaver when you need him? Well, no matter. I have my trusty Neem sprayer, and when all else fails, I just pull the dadburn little worm off and squash him on the ground! Eat MY roses, will he? I think not!

Have a great week, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena