May 01, 2004 - Msg 21203: Oh, sorry! Welcome, Salt and Pepper! You'll love it here. --Romeena

May 01, 2004 - Msg 21204: Well, my stars! That little old one-liner swept the porch? Guess I don't know my own strength! --Romeena

May 01, 2004 - Msg 21205: swooosh..and the porch is swept..nascars kasey kahne on the pole in cal...rookies are all at the top..guess im feeling old!..rubin sandwiches for lunch lots of sour kraut..chips,pickles,hot peppers,sweet tea,...lets eat outside on the porch..signed: SPOT the"gona be storms here bad tomorrow in ga." dog of YOUR porch..lights are on

May 01, 2004 - Msg 21206: Welcome saly & pepper, hey to everyone else, today is my Great Grand Sons 1st. Birthday Issac Matthew. he has red hair and blue eyes and weighs 35 lb.


May 01, 2004 - Msg 21207: happy birthday to Issac!

May 01, 2004 - Msg 21208: Ellen, you mean to tell me your grandson is 1 and he weighs 35lbs.? What are they feeding little Isaac Matthew?! Happy numero uno to him!

Welcome Salt and Pepper! Like Romeena said, you will like it here!

Romeena, it is hard to believe it is only 52 down there in Texas! Although, I don't believe it is any warmer than that, here today! Cold and rainy too, so I may join you with that hot soup and cold tea!

Great to see Boo posting again, I sure hope she gets that computer fixed. I just found out mine has "spyware" on it, and I have been jumping through hoops trying to get rid of it. I wish people wouldn't be so unkind as to mess with other people's computers, haruumph!!

My Pistons made it through the first round of the playoffs, and they will face New Jersey next. That will be a tough match-up, but I think they just may come out on top of that series! And my Red Wings are playing even as we speak, I may have to leave my rocker in a bit and go check on them. Last I knew, it was 0-0. I thought it would be awful clever if the Pistons played the Red Wings and we could see the basketball players trying to skate down the ice to score a goal, and then a re-match with the Red Wings playing the Pistons and see the hockey players trying to dribble the basketball! I would pay to go see those games!

But today also has the horse racing and Nascar, lots of sports, and the Tigers played earlier today, too. I guess if you like sports you must be in fan heaven right now!

Spot, I hope your weather isn't too bad tomorrow, maybe you better hang on to something so the storms don't blow you away!

Have a great rest of the weekend, porch!
Mary Wiggins

May 01, 2004 - Msg 21209: Yea Mary they are calling for bad thunder storms here, when that happens its busy busy here in the control center. Im gona put an extra tech on call tomorrow if I need him [or her, we have one female tech] come in and help..the rain is fine its the lighting thats hits the lines..well watching the busch race ..tonight its gona be grilled thick cut porck chops,grilled corn,grilled egg plant,cream taters,fresh green beans,hot cornbread,butter,hot peppers,sweet tea,real red and white napkins and real silver ware [no plastic]...lets eat at about 6:30..somebody bring some good slaw...signed: SPOT the"gona be grilling and chilling tonight" dog of your great porch..lights are on!

May 01, 2004 - Msg 21210: I'll bring the slaw, Spot! It's the least I can do, what with you doing all that grilling, and keeping the power on at the same time. I hope you know how much we appreciate you around here.

Just got back from the feed store, got lots of cracked corn, birdseed, peanuts, all the goodies for my little wild friends. Also went by my neighborhood garden center and picked up some "color" to go in the few bare spots that will appear when it gets hot and some of my pansies give up. I don't pull the pansies out unless they're just completely dead, though. I crewcut them, plant other things around them, and very often they'll revive and rebloom in the fall. Same for dianthus and snapdragons. I have some of each of those that are several years old. They don't all make it, but many do.

Well, gotta go get started on that slaw. Good thing I have a head of cabbage on hand! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 01, 2004 - Msg 21211: SPOT.. the menu sounds great , Pipeman.. The Army car qualified 2nd for the cup race tommorrow .Welcome to SALT and Pepper ,hope you enjoy your visits to the porch as much as I do .Hope everyone has a good evening ,I plan on kicking back and watching Trading Spaces and Nashville Star tonight .
Mayberry Deputy

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21212: Glad to see Boo checked in! Was beginning to worry about that girl. Ahh, computers, what are you going to with them!

Mary Wiggins, I just bought a spyware killer at Walmart, since my computer has been doing some suspicious things. Hope's everyone gets their computer troubles fixed!
Goodnight all and have a happy Sunday!
-Sterling Holobyte

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21213: Thanks for the slaw Romeena!,yum,hello Sterling, Mayberry Deputy,where U at salt-n-pepper?.hey pipeman,fg,mary,hazel,county nurse?,ellen,Boo,Plum,and all of the other lost porchsters..this morning its a skillet breakfast,hashbrowns with cheese, ham,mushrooms,onions,peppers,tomatoes,sweet banana peppers,,,then I will crack 3 eggs up in the whole things and stir....a little sour cream to top off ,ready at 7:00....get a belly full...signed: SPOT the"storms are moving in here on the southern end" dog of your porch..lights are on!..[for now at least]...ruff ruff

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21214: Whooooeeeee, that sounds good, Spot, and quuick 'n easy, too! I'll have to try that sometime when I've got company for the weekend. Or maybe I'll make it for my son and DIL while I'm in Florida. Sure sounds yummy! (and even delish!)

Well, I'm off to preachin'. Wonder if I should wear earrings? Everyone have a good day. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21215: I'm wearin' earrings. ~ Mrs. Wiley

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21216: The Race is ON..tonight its Chicken-a-la-king over toast...ready after the race...signed:SPOT the"yall"s earrings look good ladys" dog of your porch....varooom..lets go racing..lights are on!

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21217: Spot, do you make good chicken-a-la-king? I declare, the way some folks make it, it tastes just like wallpaper paste. I like it when it's made right. Do you need any help, hon, or do you have a good recipe? I'll just bet you do. Have a good recipe, that is.

It was still very cool this morning, and I wore a sweater to preachin', and then went out to lunch with some friends, and by the time I got home, I was near'bout melted. Got to go back this evening for a meeting about the trip to Mongolia, and you can be sure I'm not wearing a sweater! Might wear earrings, though. Mrs. Wiley, yours looked right purty!

Well, I think I'll grab a little nap. There's a chance I'll have to work tonight, and I'm gonna need a bit of sleep if I do. Have a good evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21218: Good a-la-king Ro...what do you do to have to sometimes have to work at night? the earrings!...signed:SPOT the"watching the race" dog of this here porch..lights are ON !

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21219: Happy Sabbath all.
Spot makes Aunt Bea's recipe of Chickin A La King!
That's Good eatin!! Hope asa is enjoyin the race.
Good Derby yesterday!
Just checkin in. More later.

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21220: Hello all, yes he is 35# he eats just what everyone else does. LOL Thank you Spot for wishing him Happy Birthday. Say Gordon won today, My husband is so happy. Ro have you started your garden yet? I haven't yet, maybe next week I hope I've been working 3 weeks straight and trying to move all at the same time and I'm about dead. It sure is cold here and going to drop real low tonight. Gee Whez I do believe I missed the Spring time.

Ramona: "It rained last Tuesday."
Ernest T: "Yeh...I was right there in it."

Ellen Brown

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21221: Hello Porch! Hope you all had a great Mayberry Sunday. FRANKIE FLINT

May 02, 2004 - Msg 21222: Howdy, all! Good to see you, Frankie!
Ellen Brown, my gardening involves lots of flowers and a few herbs, but no real "garden" as in veggies. I'm a flower addict, I guess, and there's a terrific farmer's market about ten minutes from my house, with great prices, so I depend on them for food. I do grow chives, mint, dill, basil, thyme, rosemary and the like, but no veggies.

Spot, I'm a nurse, and have worked the night shift for the past almost eight years. When my husband passed away suddenly, I switched to nights because I couldn't sleep anyway, and it pays significantly more. I only work two 12-hr shifts a week now (semi-retired), and sometimes I don't even do that. Tonight, for instance. I was scheduled to work, but the patient census is down for a change, so I accepted cancellation. No pay, but I'm enjoying being at home. I could insist on working and they have to let me, but I'll usually accept the cancellation. I'll probably fully retire in a year or two. Heaven knows I'm old enough!

The Mongolia trip meeting was interesting. We got some info on dress code, what's considered rude, and a little bit about the food. All I can say is, it's a good thing I'm not a picky eater. I'm going to have one problem, though. I don't drink milk, period. My one "don't". All dairy products are great, I love 'em, but I don't drink milk. Well, if I don't drink cow's milk here in Texas, I think it's highly unlikely that I'm going to drink mare's milk in Mongolia. Especially fermented mare's milk. How I'm going to get around that one, I don't know, because apparently it's a great honor when your host offers you some of his two-year-fermented mare's milk. I guess I'll plead allergy or something. Do you suppose God would allow me that fib in order to avoid offending someone? I sure hope so!

Well, off to watch a little TV, then hit the ironing board. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21223: Good morning porch, just had a bowl of raisin bran and cup of hot tea with honey. I got up when hubby did around 4:30 he is at work now and I go in at 8am. It is so cold here that if it don't warm up soon I'm going to freeze my widdle buns off, burrrrr, Ro I do believe this yr I might have a half way decent garden, I grow it all f,v,h and what have you. we are wanting to get us some chickens, I want the ones that lay colored eggs, :) I think their neat. Ro your trip sounds like it's going to be an adventure, where is the Plum going tostay? I wish I was close Pollyanna and Mr Bojangles would love to have her as their guest while you were gone. Not to many posted yesterday they all musta been watching the race. It's almost 7 I've got to get ready for work, shout at ya later.

"I guess it's twinkle toes time!" - Barney

Ellen Brown

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21224: test

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21225: "Twinkle toes time! huuh, huuh, huuh Bernie, you're a SCREAM!"

Good morning Porchpals! Ro, I'll bet after 2 years that mares milk tastes NOTHING like milk. Probably more like a funny-colored wine. I'm concerned about you going all the way over there - esp. in this dangerous time for Americans. You keep that headscarf wrapped tight, OK? I too was wondering what you'll do with The Plum.

OK, where's Asa? Did he bring us any souvineers? Did he find any interesting tin-foil to add to his ball? Hey to EB, Frankie, MDC, spot, SRM, AFD, and everyone missing!

~ Mrs. Wiley

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21226: How do you do, Missus Wiley?? Good morning everyone. Had to keep the computer off most of the weekend because of storms.

Welcome Salt and Pepper (suit) - I bet you hang just right for the dips, don't ya? : )

Goodness, Miss Ellen, you got yourself a hearty eatin' young'un! Maybe he grows some on love, too! Can't get too much of that. : )

Just a quick note, got to go take care of some housework.
Prayers for all.

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21227: Fermented mare's milk - could be interesting. . .none for me! You can have mine Ro.
My 7 year old weighs 92 1/2 pounds. Sounds like Miss Ellen - my son may have some compet*ition. (My 7 year old is almost 5 ft tall too).

Went goat shopping this weekend - it sure was cold!!

take care ya'll -


May 03, 2004 - Msg 21228: Good morning, all! You folks are so kind to be concerned for my safety on the Mongolia trip, but the word we have is that there is no cause for concern. It isn't an Islamic country, so no need for headscarves. We were told that what we were wearing yesterday would be appropriate - I was wearing jeans, a tee shirt and a blouse. No shorts or short skirts, of course. One "nice" outfit for any official functions, and the rest can be just casual, but clean and tidy. The Mongolians are a tidy people, and they consider Americans to be more cultured than they, so they would be aghast at scruffy dress.
As for the Plum, I wish she could stay with you, too, Ellen, I know she'd have fun. She will be staying at home and a friend of mine from church will stay here at night with her. She gets fed morning and evening, and uses piddlepads so there's no need to let her out during the day. Our bedroom is a safe haven for her, and that's where she'll stay when my friend isn't here. We did a trial run last month when I went to Michigan, and it worked out fine. My friend charges less than a kennel, (I'd stay home if that was the only option) and the Plum gets to be at home, plus my house is occupied, rather than sitting empty for two weeks. Works out very well.

Well, I gotta go get my passport application started today. Finally got my birth certificate from San Antonio.
Everybody have a great day, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21229: Ok, for dinner tonight.. femented mare's milk!
(haha) just kidding. But it can't be any worse than "two-week" old mulberry squeezins! teehee
Hope all are well.
My nephew has to go back to the middle east now that his leave is over, so please lift him and all our soldiers up in prayer. This Thursday is the National Day of Prayer, and boy, our land and the world sure need it. Now I know just a small fraction of the anxiety that my folks must have gone thru during WW II. Thanks to you all!
Wow, those Pistons and Spurs are hanging in there!
Could be a good playoff week.
TAGS got pre-empted on my local station this weekend, so no quote. I'll have to go look at the site's quote of the day!
Have a good one.

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21230: Homemaker!
And I thought my 6 year old was big! 92 1/2 pounds and almost 5 feet! What are you feeding that boy?! (He is probably growing on love, too!)

Romeena, be safe on your trip. It sounds like you have a great arrangement for little Plum. Sounds like your garden is looking great, too. I love watching the little critters out my window, also!

I would LOVE to see the Pistons play San Antonio. San Antonio is such a class team, I am glad they are doing well. They are probably my favorite from the west. But of course the Pistons are my favorites from the east! My poor Red Wings, however. We have a player named Steve Yzerman, and he got hit right near the eye by the puck in the Wing's last game. It looked awful to see the replay. Well, he went through 4 hours of surgery to repair a scratched cornea and a fractured orbital socket. He has been playing here since he was 18, and he is probably at the end of his career. This may have finished it for him. He won't play anymore this year, and I can't imagine him wanting to play again next year, but he is one class act, and it will be sad to see him leave. He is the team captain. (The Red Wings play tonight to stay alive in the series, by the way.)

I have a question for all you nascar fans...I saw the replay of Jeff Gordon winning the race, and I know he won last week as well. Why are the fans throwing bottles and trash at him and his car? Don't they like him, and if not, why? He seems like a very likable person. I sure can't figure that one out!

Here's wishing one and all a wonderful, blessed Mayberry type afternoon!

Mary Wiggins

Prayers for all the troops in harms way.

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21231: Hey to homemaker! Auction tonight?
Hey to Mary Wiggins. I'm not sure why they do that either, sorry.
Ok, I got a quote:
Andy: Well Opie, what you're smellin is Barney's aftershave.
Opie: Oh, I'm sorry barney. It don't smell no worse than my fish! (holding up dead fish!)
Barn: Oh, you two are very funny; a real riot!
You ought to go on the stage, a regular Birt and Squirt!
Hope that helps everyone's day!
Hey to everyone!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21232: hey guys and girls!....will have supper in just a bit!..gona read archives....and get things going here at work,signed: SPOT the"gota work 16 hrs till 6 am in the morning" dog of your porch

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21233: Mary Wiggins .. the reason the fans were mad at Gordon is because they thought he should have been placed behind Earnhart Jr.when the caution came out ,but the scoring transponders they have on the cars and a camera shot showed Gordon was ahead of Jr. when the caution came out ,and with only 4 or 5 laps to go NASCAR wasnt going to have enough time to get the field lined back up for a restart ,so Jrs fans ( I use that term losely in this case ) littered the track in protest ,this act was very dangerous to the drivers as they were going 70 mph under caution and could have easily cut a tire and crashed .I love racing but the ones who threw the trash were sorry human beings .. so sorry to vent
Pipeman.. hope you are feeling ok today
Spot .. sorry you have to work such a long shift ,that stinks
Romeena .. hope you enjoy your trip
Everyone have a good evening
Mayberry Deputy

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21234: MD- thanks for the explanation. I didnt see the ending so I wasnt sure. I HAVE heard that sometimes they throw pepsi cans at the pepsi car etc, but not in meanness. At any rate, yes it is a dangerous practice.
Pipeman, doc, hope you are doing better. Let us hear from ya. Prayers going your way.
Goob- how's your dad doing?
Ro- you have a good safe trip. Is it missions work?
Spot, I passed on the kraut, what's on the menu for tonight? We're having thay deliisioous flank steak tonight!
Mother's Day this coming Sunday..
Good day for porch sittin'

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21235: Hey porch, raining here. Thanks for keepin the lights on spot!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Master Izamoto: "Barney try very hard, but no can cut it."

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21236: Hey to the PORCH! I'm back...did y'all miss me? We spent a GREAT week at the lake in KY...hated to leave...but you know how it is!

MDC, thanks for asking about my dad...he's not so good. In a nursing home and fast approaching the latter stages of Alzheimers. To top that...the Dr's have now said they're 99% sure he also has lung cancer, and are giving him 6months to a year with that. He's not strong enough to endure the biopsy...and even if they did it, there's no treatment he could stand. It's a sad thing...but I'd rather see him kept comfy and not endure the Alzheimers for the next several years.'s GOOD Good Good to be back....


May 03, 2004 - Msg 21237: hey gooder,mrs wiley,pipiman,MD,MDC,ellen,HM,and all porchsters! here...tonight its gona be homemade meat loaf!..mashed taters with the skins on,fresh green beans,fried okra,cornbread,lots of butter,sliced sweet onions,hot peppers,sweet tea,and a paper towel tear,...ready at 6:00..some of yall wana go to the duck pond later after we eat?..signed: SPOT the"gona take a duck pond dip at dusk" dog of yalls porch.....lights are on!

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21238: and prayers to you and your dad goober,you sound like a fine son to your

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21239: Goober, I am sorry to hear about your dad. It is probably more merciful than to see him linger with Alzheimers, though. I lost my mother 6 years ago to lung cancer, so I will be praying for you and yours...

Mary Wiggins

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21240: SPOT.. there is only 2 things I like better than meatloaf and taters ,thats bbq and slaw, and liver and onions.I think I could handle a half gallon of that sweet tea .
GOOBER .. My prayers are with you and your dad .Time to settle down for a little TV ,MONSTER HOUSE,MONSTER GARAGE AND AMERICAN CHOPPER ,then its off to bed .
Mayberry Deputy

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21241: Spot, that control room must have the aroma of a gourmet kitchen! Thats' neat. Dont push no wrong buttons now as that 16th hour approaches!
Goob- my mom going thru similar, san the cancer.
I try to visit at least 3 times a week,and it seems to help her tempermant and general well being. I'm not really a worier, or I'd be nuttier than a 3 dollar bill with the rels situations. I just let the Lord be my comfort; I do pray for healing, but He's in control!
Thanks for listening.
Think I'll set a spell now and do a little juggin' to Sourwood Mountain! It's a nice evenin'
for rockin'. No work tonight!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21242: I"ll be careful MDC..used to the hrs...16hrs today and tomorrow then off for a few days. Got to go down to Perry Ga. fri sat and sun to the Ga. linemans rodeo and be a judge..I do that ever year..pole climbing competion and hanging transformers and different lineman events..about 200 teams from all over the real fun..MD nothing like monsteer garage and american chopper! them shows...glad yall liked supper!..well andy is on now ..."man in a hurry"...signed: SPOT the" dog in a hurry" dog of yalls porch...lights are on !

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21243: sounds like i missed a great weekend on the porch. ELLEN= happy birthday to issac. MAYBERRY DEPUTY= army car did good for a few laps. you know we have a gas shortage when the winning car runs out of gas at the finish line. he should have taken a couple more dings of gas at goobers. STERLING= how's everything in your neck of the woods? SPOT= missed a lot of your great cooking this weekend. remember what happened to andy at the beauty pagent and your brave enough to judge. MDC= we should get wyatt and doc and have a cookout. GOOBER= glad your back from vacation. missed you. prayers for your dad. prior is coming back cubs looked good. HoMEMAKER= did you get any goats? how many do you have? FRANKIE FLINT= good to see you. AFD= spurs looked good this weekend. MARY+ hope you have a great week. RO+ since county nurse has not been around i nominate youas the porch nurse. do i hear a second? BOO= how is everything your way? a BIG hello to everyone on the porch. prayers for all. pipeman

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21244: Well - we have had the pink eye epidemic at our house. My 7 year old loves good food Mary -his favorite is broccoli with cheese sauce and he hates french fries (he will eat them without salt). I am so glad that McD's is offering apple slices now - my boys really don't care for fries all that much. Especially the oldest one - we went to a Wendy's near Columbus Ohio that offered fruit cups instead of fries - they both opted for the fruit.
There was an auction tonite but we stayed home and I made cookies for the youngest one's kindergarten class 'cept he won't be going with him coming down with pink eye - his brother had it over the weekend. Yucky stuff! Lucky I have the meds to treat both of them.
We did buy a new goat this weekend. Hope to get the website updated really soon to show off the kid crop from this year. Now that the weather will be cooperating. The new one is mighty pretty - mostly deep red with a little white and she is bred to a red buck, so she should have babies around August. We have about 22 goats right now. We hope to get them trained for showing soon.
Hey Ro -we are hoping to hit the Texas Cowboy Reunion Rodeo in Stamford during our trip to your great state. And maybe even get to Canton for the flea market. I am taking "cool" clothes for the kids.
Have fun at your rodeo spot - don't be chasing anyone up a pole, let them climb on their own.
Hope you are feeling better pipeman - you keep resting and taking it easy. My youngest thinks that everyone needs chicken noodle soup when they don't feel well - so I am cyber sending you some with some chocolate chip/mm cookies too.

Take care everyone - even you Asa!


May 03, 2004 - Msg 21245: Hey HM, i will behave at the rodeo...what is your web site?..can we go look at it?

May 03, 2004 - Msg 21246: last post was me spot....sorry

May 04, 2004 - Msg 21247: Wow! I certanly' have missed a-lot of talkin' on the porch..
I moved my comp, this wkend' my boy's conor& colin-"sick little guy" got new bunk-beds.
How do you do Mrs. Wiley, AFD, Pipeman, Spot, Frankie Flint, Homemaker, Sterling, Goober& all the wonderfull people of the porch..
Missed all of you even though I have'nt dropped by on the porch in a spell.
Opp's, I've fallen and I cant get up!!
Well, since I'm down here I'll sweep the porch..


May 04, 2004 - Msg 21248: "GOOD MORNING PORCH"...this morning its fried center cut thin sliced porch chops..eggs fried,scrambbled,with cheese,grits, bisquits and gravy, [white milk gravy],hashbrowns with sweet onions,flap jacks with strawberry syrup,ice cold milk, coffee,oj,..ready at 6:30 est...hope all have a great tue., signed: SPOT the" tired gona go home and sleep and be back at work at 2:00pm today" dog of your porch ...god bless...lights are ON !!

May 04, 2004 - Msg 21249:
Good morning porch, Goober sorry to hear about your Dad, Pipeman pray your feeling better, Mary Wiggins Gordon is my Husbands fav. driver, people has always said mean things about Jeff I don't understand it myself, he and my cousin use to run around together in Ind. when they were younger and he was always a sweet kid. Thanks for breakfast Spot, Ro where is ya? HM I live out in the country now and I would love to get a few goats, my brother-in-law has a lot of them. LOL He takes them to shows also. Hhey to everyone else, I've got to get ready for work.
Pray y'all have a great day, I got up to check my emails and I recieved 2 from my x daughter-in-law . She is the mother of my 1st and 3rd Granddaughters. She said they were doing fine. She also ask for prayer for she has been very ill since last October, so please remember her in your prayers, something to do with her nervous system. We went down and got my lil fish pond and fish and brought them up here. I looked out my bebroom window this morning and saw ducks in the larger pond out back. It is so nice out here. I can hardly wait to get some vacation time so I can just relax and enjoy the beauty God has given us out here. I do hope it warms up today I as so many others need the sunshine to warm up these old bones and also I need Gods Sonshine in my life too. It's going to be a great day for all.

Rafe Hollister singing:

Look down, look down, that lonesome road
Before you travel on.
Look up, look up, and seek your maker
'Fore Gabrial blows his horn.
Weary totin' such a load
Dredging down that lonesome road?
Look down, look down, that lonesome road
Before you travel on.


Ellen Brown

May 04, 2004 - Msg 21250: Hey spot -
I haven't updated in awhile but my big boys pictures are there. Ellen - my red head blue eyed boy is pictured there too!


May 04, 2004 - Msg 21251: Morning's a pretty day here in Chicago...finally. Hope everyone has a great Mayberry kind of day....


May 04, 2004 - Msg 21252: Hey! The computer is finally fixed! It works about as well as the intercom Barney put in the courthouse. Yo, Goober, and goodmorning to you. Anyway, I better head on out. Just wanted to say hey. I'll be back soon.


Barney:It's about time to get this house technicleized!

May 04, 2004 - Msg 21253: Welcome back angefan! I did and APB for ya awhile back!
Spot, I'll second having Romeenna as porch nurse!
Anyone who works nights commands my respect!
I think my swing shift hours are bad enuf.
It was 100 degrees here in Phx yesterday!
Too hot too soon! Looks like more of the same for the week, however! These are the times I wish i was in the country and not the city.
Well, the plan now is to take a nap, then over to Thelma Lou's for a little TV!

May 04, 2004 - Msg 21254: Thanks hm, morning all , welcome AngeFan [back] work now , let me get things rolling and i will be right back....signed: SPOT the"gona check out the goat web page" dog of your porch..lights are still on !

May 04, 2004 - Msg 21255: Thanks for the nice Rafe tune Ellen.
Neat goat page HM. Hope the pink eye thing gets cleared up quickly! Don't give em no goat meds
or they might be "bleating" for a few days! (haha)
Looks like God's country there!
I bet the "Loaded Goat" is favorite ep in your home!
pipeman- glad you liked my pony express info on the old west site. It came right from the brochure about the charity ride! Did you like my "PonEx" abbreviation? that was mine :)
spot- IBEW bros rodeo sounds like fun.
In the ponderosa country of far northern AZ, they have a lumberjack rodeo, tree climbing, power saw cutting etc., ax throwing, a good time for all!
Prayers for all the porch from east to west, north to south!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

May 04, 2004 - Msg 21256: Good afternoon, everyone! Thanks for the fine wishes about my trip, but it's not until August. I'm going to Florida the last week of June, though, be back July 5. The Plum will go along on that one.

I bought a new rose today, it's called "Hot Cocoa", and it's a brown, cinnamon color. Beautiful! Can't wait to get it planted, but I worked last night, have been up all day, and I'm not going to go plant a rose right now. Tomorrow will be soon enough.

Well, I'm gone, before I fall out of this chair. Sure glad I'm not working again tonight. See you folks tomorrow! Sugarplum says hey! -- Romeena

May 04, 2004 - Msg 21257: Hey Ro,Mdc.Hm,ellen,.Homemaker tried to signed the guest book on the goat page but to no avail..just me I guess ...GOSH look at the time ,have yall eat? if so any left overs for the dog ...sorry , got busy here at work...signed: SPOT the hungry gona whup up cold cuts" dog of your porch ...lights are on

May 04, 2004 - Msg 21258: WELL it seems like the porch has slowed down alot...lets have cheese and crackers and peanut butter and crackers and a dr. pepper for a snack tonight...gona find a good movie and check back later!...signed: SPOT the" at work all night and gona find a good movie" dog of your porch...hey gona wire us up a back yard light on the porch for the summer so we can have a backyard night dance!....

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21259: Thank you all for the Hospitality. I feel right at home, you are all so kind.

It's such a lovely evening, here tonight,here in Mississippi. There's a full moon and the air is cool, almost like Autumn; fragrant with Jasmine and honeysuckle. I'm just sitting here on the poarch playing my Andy Griffith signature Martin D-28.

Think I'll go down to Wally's and get a bottle of pop. Yep,..... "sniff",... that's what I'm going to do...Go down to the wally's and get a bottle of pop..."sigh" "sniff", yep gonna go on down to wally's and get me a bottle of pop..... Yep I'm going down to wally"s and get me ..."SSSSmack", ouch!"Ok, already ...I'm going!

Love to you and yours.

Salt and Pepper.

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21260: Good morning porch HM he is a cutey Ro hope you and The Plum have lots of fun in Fl. I've gone there so much when my son lived there I'm tired of it. LOL I like Kentucky, Tenn and Ala. oh yes Montana & Wyo. also


May 05, 2004 - Msg 21261: I'm back from the races. Great time. Full report later. Gotta get off to work.


May 05, 2004 - Msg 21262: Happy Cinco de Mayo to the Porch.
I'll bet you didn't know I took Spanish in high school....

-- Jelsik

B: "You wanna know something? Jack Egbert was no prize..."

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21263: Sorry I'm so busy right now I haven't had time to sit a spell. I have another question for all you intelligent porchsters though. Does anyone have Austrees? What do you know about them? Where can we order them? Tried looking on the Internet but didn't have much luch. We're thinking about getting some for our yard. We need some fast growers! Have a Mayberry Day!
Charlotte Tucker

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21264: Ro, the cinnamon rose sounds lovely and the pictures you sent me are awesome! Your yard is truly a haven, a paradise! Ellen Brown, I see you asked about me in the archives. Time marches on. Some days are good, some not so, but such is life. I'm getting used to it.

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21265: Hey Spot and Goober - thanks for visiting the website! You too Ellen! Spot your message posted twice. I hope to get new pictures going soon -
I feel like a song - La Cucaracha (don't mind the spelling - si!)


May 05, 2004 - Msg 21266: At first I thought you were talking about a disease, Charlotte Tucker.:) I've never heard of Austrees. What are they, Australian trees?
I guess I'm not one of the intelligent porchsters.;)
Supposed to be up in the 70's here today. I hope it makes it!
-Sterling Holobyte

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21267: By the way - the roses do sound beautiful! My little roses that I planted are greening up - so by early to midsummer I should have some dandy roses.


May 05, 2004 - Msg 21268: Sterling, Australian trees grow upside down. teehee
Charlotte - G'day!
HM- don't forget me! I visited the site too.
very neat.
Salt and Pep- can't beat porch sittin!
spot- I help ya wire up that floodlight for a porch dance.
Mrs. Wiley, you doin ok?
Asa- vaaaaaarrrrrroooommmmmmm!
Quote of the day:
Andy: barn, I didn't know you were in Spanish Club.
Barn: Si

have a good day.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21269: MDC i will get the lights for the porch next can help...I will set a couple of power poles in the back yard of the porch to mount them on ...make us a fine back yard ho-down place at night!...well will have supper at about 6:30 ...will call yall...signed: SPOT the"I say let there be light in the back yard" and they will be of your porch ...lights are on!

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21270: Big 500 watt floods!
We can have square dancin' and some games too!
Let's git the summer started with a big shhbang.
Andy: Well Mayor, I didn't think neatness counted on a garbage report!

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21271: Howdy all!
I sure missed seeing everyone recently! I've been building my new home for me ,my wife and new daughter up in the mountains of NC and going to bluegrass festivals every weekend to work some too so I ain't seen a computer in Lord only knows how long. Well, the footers are getting ready to be poured for the house. we've got 48 acres right on the NC/TN/VA border in God's country and we are so happy. Unfortunately I'm away from the family while building because it's a ways from Asheville(where we live now) but it will all be worth it in the end.
Well, wanted to drop by and have a pop with yuns while I was nearby a computer. Hope all are having a good ole Spring and the flowers in each of your neighborhoods are big and bright!
Take care all!

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21272: Hey salt-n-pepper BH,SH,HM, pipeman,afd,jelski,and all the porchers,BH,..MDC we will do the back yard up right!..i will set about 5 poles to put the 500 boys on!..yall eat yet?..bologna sandwiches tonight,chips pickles and gatorade..kinda busy tonight..getting ready for my trip this weekend to perry Ga. to judge the Georgia Linemans Rodeo...real fun..two pays for all!..motel [suite] has indoor pool and hot tub sauna weight room lounge..will be done at 5 on friday and sat then free time...well will chedk in ...ladys cook good for the porch and guys do the grilling ..signed: SPOT the" here come-de-judge,here come-de-judge" dog of yall great porch God bless!...lights are ON !

May 05, 2004 - Msg 21273: Sorry MDC - didn't mean to overlook you ! I appreciate any and all visitors!!


May 06, 2004 - Msg 21274: Sterling, thanks for your help with them austrees! MDC, you're a st-itch you are. I especially like your varoom for Asa! Hey to all!
Charlotte Tucker

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21275: Woohoo, Spot! I love bologna sandwiches, provided I can have Miracle Whip. I'll bring a jar, just in case.

BH, your new home in the mountains sounds wonderful, even if it is just getting started. The location, and all those acres, it must be a little bit of heaven. I'm so happy for you!

Charlotte Tucker, thanks for the kind words about my yard. It's pleasant and peaceful, and there's always something to be done, so it keeps me busy. My landscaper friend will be here tomorrow to put in a few more shrubs out front, and to change out a sprinkler head that needs to throw a little wider arc, and that should just about finish the big stuff. I'll be planting color every season forever, I suppose, though a lot of it does revive if I give it a close haircut as it's going down. I have pansies and snapdragons that are two years old, and dianthus that are at least four years old, and some have even been transplanted and survived! Of course our relatively mild climate helps a lot.

Well, I'm off to the ironing board. Everyone have a great day tomorrow, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21276: OK, I have to know. What is an austree? --Romeena

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21277: Good morning Porch!..its 5 am here in ga. . today its fried quail eggs,fried streak-o-lean [on the chewey side],hashbrowns,little smoked sausage links,fried apple rings,grits,flapjacks,strawberry syrup,canalope,coffee,fresh goats milk,season salt,pepper toast,butter,and a grace to start off with to beat the band!..signed SPOT the"tired and gona lay down on the cot in the back of the jail and nap so yall leave my shoes alone" dog of your porch..lights are on!

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21278: howdy to all porchsters== welcome salt and pepper, welcome back ange fan sure missed you. BH+ GOOD MORning= spot= looks like your burning the night lights. thanks for breakfast, save me a couple dozen quail eggs. there g-o-o-d but takes a lot of them. EARLY HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO THE LADIES OF THE PORCH=== mdc= been busier than a cow's tail swating flies. may is a busy month for me, 3 birthday, 3 doctors visits, oldest grand daughter having surgery, a grand daughter graduating andof course mothers day so if i'm bringing up the rear for awhile i thought i'd let you know. speed, speed, speed thru life got to get back to mayberry. prayers for everyone, our troops, leaders, the world. pipeman

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21279: And prayers going up for you too pipeman, how are you doing? Prayers for Goober's Daddy and everyone else who's in need. Asa, can't wait to hear how your race trip went!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Goober: "Andy, read it to me again. You know, the part about the breakfast."

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21280: Oh, austrees are fast-growing trees originally from Australia I believe that are a combination of a willow and something else. They are used to make fast-growing windbreaks but from what I've found on the Internet they also often die out fast. You guys are letting me down. I thought surely some porchster would be an authority on them! Pipeman, you know anything about austrees? You live in Illinois. Most people here use them for windbreaks (which we need desperately!).
Take care everybody. Prayers for pipeman and Mrs. Wiley and Goober's daddy. My 93-year-old uncle needs 'em too. He's dying a very slow death. He won't eat and they're not giving him IVs so he's just basically starving to death. He looks like skin stretched over bones. Very sad. Once a healthy muscular athletic man. He was a softball coach. They are dedicating a softball field to him on Friday but there's no way he can be there.
Charlotte Tucker
Charlotte Tucker

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21281: By the way, that last message was written by Charlotte Tucker! OOPS!

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21282: Charlotte Charlott - I'm not real familiar with Austree's but in our area, Hybrid Poplars are used some. Grows about the same rate as the Austree (5-8 ft/yr). You might contact your local extension office for information.

Prayers for your uncle, CT, Goobers Dad, MDC's mom, pipeman, Mrs. Wiley and anyone else feeling puny. Asa, how's your daddy doing?

Hey to spot - thanks for all the good grub. Hope you have a safe trip down to the rodeo and enjoy all the "ameninies" at the hotel, too. ; ) Back when my hubby was a tree-trimmer, we went to a few Tree Trimmer Jamborees. It's kind of neat to see them compete at the things they do everyday.

Salt and Pepper - how ya likin' that AG D-28? You're the first person I've heard that has one. I bet it's nice...real nice! ; )

Hey to Angefan, BH, SRM, Jelsik, and some that we don't see too often. Hey to everyone else - just cause I don't list ya don't mean I ain't thinkin' of ya! : )


May 06, 2004 - Msg 21283: Oops - that was supposed to be Charlotte Charlotte (guess my fingers ain't workin' so good either).


May 06, 2004 - Msg 21284: Prayers for all of you and yours on this National day of Prayer! Big ceremony going on at our Capitol. Please prayer our prez and all in authority. Thanks, you are all so good.
check out
CT, so sorry about your uncle.
pipeman- you hang in there buddy!
Spot- take a laptop and plug in at Hotel (teehee)
Dont worry, we wont hide your shoes in the drawer.
S and P, hope that guitar has all the strings!
Have a great day,

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21285: wipe that sweat on the middle of the porch today. went from 58 monday to 87 today, after rain, why even my fingers are melting, h. thanks mrs wiley forthe prayers, happy early mothers day to you. afd= go spurs tythat young man looked like michel jordan for the spurs. mdc= thanks for the heads up. 500 watt floodlights, 87 degrees and humid sounds like tombstone to me. prayers for everyone , our country, our troops, the world. lighting the ole briar, pipeman

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21286: good evening porch ,just got back from the vets office with my four legged buddy ,he had a sore on his leg ,after paying the bill for the vet and his antibiotics I have a sore myself ,its in the billfold area ,cost more at the animal dr. then at the human dr. .PIPEMAN.. Hope your feeling ok today .ASA.. hope you had agood time watching the NASCAR boys , everyone take care
mayberry deputy

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21287: Howdy Neighbors!
I was away for a few days. Did you miss me?!LOL
What it was, was...I was sick, and so was my computer! I went to the doctor yesterday, the first time I have been in 3 years, which I am told, I should NOT be proud of, but I don't like doctors! Well, I found out I have strep throat, but I could have, and did, tell him that! It felt soo bad. I was nearly in tears. Then, the old computer was acting up something fierce. (I just hope when I go to post this it will work!)

Oh well, enough about me! A.F.D. your Spurs are looking real good about now! Tony Parker is something else! My Pistons did pretty good Monday, also. They will play again tomorrow night, can't wait!

Mayberry Deputy, sorry about your sore billfold, I know how painful sore billfolds can be!

Charlotte Tucker, I will add your uncle to my list of prayer, I hope he gets a release from this life soon, because I know it will be much better for him in the next.

Judge Spot, I hope you have a great time this weekend! Sounds like a real fun time.

Asa, what about your trip to the races? Don't leave us hangin' so long!

Salt and Pepper, did you get back from getting that pop yet? LOL

Pipeman, thanks for the Mother's Day wishes, mighty nice of you to remember us moms this weekend!

Here's wishing one and all a wonderful, healthy, peaceful, Mayberry evening!

Mary Wiggins

May 06, 2004 - Msg 21288: Listen, I like "Friends" JUST as much as the next fella...
but do you honestly think that it will be on TV everyday 40 yrs. from now?!?

Don't make me laugh....

-- Jelsik

" was about Africa."

May 07, 2004 - Msg 21289: Ya know Jelsik, I never watched 1 episode of Friends. Guess that makes me un-friends-ly? Thanks for the early Mother's Day wishes Pipeman, and all the best to all us Mom's out there... we work hard every day, so take 1 day to let others do for you!

Mary W., hope you get to feelin beter real soon, your PC too. Sure will be glad when b/w eps start up again. TVLand is still running color... and not every day. Better crank up "The Andy Channel" (my tapes). Always makes me feel better. Good luck Judge Spot, safe journeys for ya!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"maybe it's one of those travelin' religions."

May 07, 2004 - Msg 21290: GO SPURS, PACERS, PISTONS....looks like a porch playoff!
APB time... Lookin for Boo,(sick computer) Briscoe, Fun girl, Des, Hazel, Salty Dog,MPO,
Myberry girl, Jennie B, Moonshiner, DDFA, and Emmitt! I think that's it. Lots o empty rockers
on this here porch!
MD- Where we racing this weekend?
Another HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the porch moms.
@-->-->--X 12 to you all!
Charlene, Dud and the youngun' say hey!
Poles are in for lights for the porch "barn dance."
Hang in there!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

May 07, 2004 - Msg 21291: Oops, forgot to mention, yes we did miss you mary Wiggins. Sorry to hear that you were ailin'. If we'd known, we would have all sent over a turine of good soup!
Get well!
Pipeman, you too!

May 07, 2004 - Msg 21292: hey MDC ..the cup cars are off this weekend Busch cars run Saturday evening ,I think they are at Gateway International near St.Louis .I may not be on here over the weekend so an early Happy Mothers Day wish to the ladies on the porch .

May 08, 2004 - Msg 21293: Good mornin'n porch. Haven't been talk'n much just a reading, hey to all. I've got a amusing story for ya. I live in the city "Cleveland" That's not the funny part. OK.. But anyway I went muddin' in my jeep yesterday, 88 & sunny, no top on the jeep hav'in lot's-O-fun, take off thru the meadow, BAMM, dropp off into three feet of fresh cow manuer.. Stuck, stuck, stuck, one an a half hours, mind you. Up the creek without-one.. Wheels a spinning stuff-a-flying.Summer is here. Judy, judy, judy. ~~SRM~~

May 08, 2004 - Msg 21294: SRM, sounds like you were in deep doo-doo there. ~ Mrs. Wiley

May 08, 2004 - Msg 21295: SRM - what a smelly situation you got yourself into!


May 08, 2004 - Msg 21296: 3 feet of FRESH cow manure? Man, what have them cows been eating? Glad you got out safe SRM. That would be a terrible way to go.
Been a busy week for me and looks to be a busy summer. Lots and lots of work projects lined up.
Glad your back with us Mary Wiggins and hope you and your puter are getting better. I saw your Pistons won again last night. Bet that made you smile.:)
The race at Fontana was a blast but it was hot hot hot there. Pushing 100 in the grandstands. That in turn caused the drunks to get drunker and the scantly clad girls to get scantlier clad. Shocking what some folks wear in public, just shocking! I'm still blushing. We had really good seats, only 14 rows back and about halfway between turn 4 and the finish line. It was a good time.
Hope you are all well and happy. Hope you have a good weekend and God bless all you dear Mothers out there, and God bless our troops. Seems they are getting attacked from Iraq and from home again by a few scoundrels who politicize everything that goes on any more. Not that I condone the actions that a small few in the Military have done but dang, lets not condemn the whole lot. (whew) sorry, had to get that one off my chest, it's been laying there giving me a nasty taste in my mouth. (putting away the soap box)


May 09, 2004 - Msg 21297: Howdy, all! Been working in the yard as usual, and out to my son's tonight for some wonderful homemade hamburgers. My DIL can season up the meat just right, and my son is a grillmeister, and we had some good burgers! Two beautiful little grandsons to play with, and a good time was had by all.

Asa, I know what you mean. It does hurt to see those pictures of our own people doing such things to Iraqi prisoners. We'd like to believe that as a nation, we're above such things, and I think that as a nation, we are. However, I don't know that we have to be too abject in our apologies to the Iraqis. I don't recall hearing any apologies from Iraq for the atrocities that some of their people have committed against American captives in the recent past. I think if the things that have created such a furor are the worst that happens, then the Iraqis have gotten off pretty lightly by comparison. At least those "humiliated" prisoners were able to walk away. As someone once put it so succinctly, "war is He-ll", so get over it, Iraqis. (putting away my soap box, too.)

Well, it's late. Guess I'll turn in. The Plum has already huffed off to bed, clearly annoyed that I'm still up. Happy Mother's Day, all you Mayberry ladies. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 09, 2004 - Msg 21298: Happy Mother's Day!!


~ Mrs. Wiley
"you're a fine son, Barn."

May 09, 2004 - Msg 21299: Mornin' Y'all and a very Happy Mother's Day to all the Mamas of the porch! Have a great day!
grandmama possum under a rock

May 09, 2004 - Msg 21300: Andy: Mrs. Peterson's Fluffy's on the roof again.
Barn: This is a time for pu$$ycats?! With a killer on the loose!
Andy: Well, Fluffy's got kittens, and you know how you feel seein' your mother on the roof."

This "mother" quote, brought to you by Hazel.
(P.S. I'm glad we have the censor, but sometimes it's a challenge!)

May 09, 2004 - Msg 21301:
"But Barney, I'm your mother!"
- Hazel again

May 09, 2004 - Msg 21302: Hee hee hee, I'm just picturing you and your Mother sitting around with your hats on your head.


May 09, 2004 - Msg 21303: Does your Mother have a clock in her stomach too?


May 09, 2004 - Msg 21304: Happy Mothers Day ..

Ellen Brown

May 09, 2004 - Msg 21305:
Barney: My mother was the same way. She could eat and eat and eat...
Andy: Never went to fat?
Barney: Know where it went?
Andy: Muscle?
Barney: (nods) It was the mark of us Fifes...
- Hazel

May 10, 2004 - Msg 21306: Thanks for all the Mother's day wishes everyone. Hope all you ladies got treated well, too.

"Who stepped on Ma?" and I'm surprised no one added...
"Will you be my Mother figure?" ; )

May 10, 2004 - Msg 21307: Good morning porch, have a Sonshine filled day.

Ellen Brown

May 10, 2004 - Msg 21308: Mornin' porchsters. Busy weekend. My 93-year-old uncle passed away on Sat. It was a blessing though. He had gotten in terrible shape in just 3 months or so. The dedication of the softball field in his honor on Friday was a bittersweet occasion since we knew how bad off he was, but he LOVED girls' softball! Hope ya'll have a wonderful day. Looks rainy here today.
Charlotte Tucker

May 10, 2004 - Msg 21309: Bless your uncle's heart CT. May he rest in beautiful peace.

may I do a bit of venting here (not to be confused with the soap box)? I just got a chain letter from my m-i-l, who is about to undergo surgery to remove a tumor in her neck/skull base. She's grasping for help, asking for prayers, etc. but she's also turning to new age, mysticism, Kaballah (Jewish mysticism) and now chain letters. OK. So this am I wake up to the chain letter, asking you to make a wish on a particular Saint of the Catholic Church. I was outraged. Like faith was a magic 8-ball or something. Would I send a chain letter asking you to make a wish on Elijah, or Muhammed, or Billy Grahm? I replied to 'all'. I was kind and gentle, although I wanted to BLAST them. Amongst the things I talked about was this:

...If I were to make a wish though, it would be that people would trust GOD, even in the midst of their suffering. When He sees you putting full faith and confidence in him, like a little child, he is somewhat obligated to care for you with love and compassion. Sometimes we don't get our 'wishes', but if we try to accept His will for us in the moment, we are NEVER disappointed. I believe turning to new age mysticism, chain letters and 'luck' only serve to anger Him...

Can I get an Amen?
~ Mrs. Wiley

May 10, 2004 - Msg 21310: Or was I way off base? ~ Mrs. Wiley

May 10, 2004 - Msg 21311: I think you stand on firm footing there Mrs Wiley.


May 10, 2004 - Msg 21312: Amen Mrs. Wiley!


May 10, 2004 - Msg 21313: Good Afternoon everyone - I hope all had a beautiful mother's day! It is a great day here in Indiana and only 16 days until summer unofficially starts - school will be out!

Does any one have great summer plans??