June 06, 2004 - Msg 21630: Dearest Ro - I am not enjoying the Addams family but my children are. I am not much into the Addams family but I really like the Munsters. You should hear my six year old singing the part of Lisa Douglas on the theme song - cracks me up!


June 06, 2004 - Msg 21631: Oops - I do believe I cleaned without intending too! That is so unlike me!


June 06, 2004 - Msg 21632: Why homemaker... you're a regular... homemaker! Sure is clean here. I kinda like the Addams Family. Gomez and Lurch really crack me up.

Sure is nice to sit here and rock a spell, listenin' to the crickets... over on another board I go to they're all fighting like children. I had to get over here where there are mature human beings.

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 06, 2004 - Msg 21633: Barney: "NIP IT, NIP IT, NIP IT, NIP IT!"

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21634: Thanks for your kind words, Ro.

Hope ya'll are havin' a nice Sunday evening. I sat out front in the swing this evening and it was nice, balmy but breezy. "Wanna buy a ship in a bottle?" (that is one of my favorite TAGS quotes.

Ya'll have a nice night,

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21635: Hi! I'm just stoppin' by to see if anyone has information on Mayberry Days in Sept. This will be my first time to go, and I'm wondering what I should buy tickets for. Thanks for any info! :) Mrs. Rafe Hollister

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21636: greetings everyone- nothing like setting out at night or very early morning and listen to god and reaize he saw the same stars as we are seeing. wow what a race at dover today my driver kassey kahne was leading at 30 laps then hit oil someone had spilled and tore up his car.sure were a lot of crashes on this one. although i'm a pacer fan, i was hatched in michigan so i have to roost with the pistons. anyone having the segata bugs in there area? be interesting on stories. you know today when the phone rang i jumped because i was into race, anyhow i thought of that andy episode here the city guy wanted his car fixed. he wanted to makea phone call and them two old ladies was talking about and andy told him well they hadn't talked since chruch and guy said ladies for heaven sakes and solved the problems. or when he told barney, would you just go if your going. ben weaver character was funny, he tried to be an ole buzzard but he really had a soft heart. spot= you keeping the remshaw house power going? mdc, asa, sounds like the heat i terrible your way be carefull.here in midwest the bugs are bad early this year, we had a wet may and a hot week. i have3n't ben able to read archives but anyone hear from goober, fun girl, ky moonshiner and so many of the regulars? sorry to jump all over the subject board but they have me drinking that water otis fixed and barney drank. ha. ha. on a seies note my prayers are with the ragen family and friends.it was sad that anyone with as sharp a mind and wit suffered so much. hang in there . past time tolight the ole briar pipe, relax with coffe and spend time with god. it's 12;30am isn't everyone awake/ SENDING MY LOVE AND PRAYERS TO EVERYONE. PIPEMAN

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21637: pipeman,i talked about that same ep about man in a hurry, one of my favs.....god bless the reagan family as they prepare for the huge funeral later in the week...i believe the last presidents funeral was when i was first pregnant with my daughter....in between having severe nausea, i was watching nixons ceremony in the soring of 1994....we were on a vacation at a bed and breakfast in jefferson, tx. 10 years ago....my grandmother has had alzheimers disease for 21 years....it is a horrible way to be , especilly because she was so talented and lovely....she sewed her own clothes as well as making intricate clothes for our dolls.....she wrote beautiful poetry and taught a womens bible class for many years.....she is in a home now believing to still be 16 even though she is 92.....well im just walking down memory lane ,but i just wanted to touch base with everyone on the porch.....storm is brewing here in the north texas area, love,sara

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21638: We love you too, dear Pipeman! Next time you're speakin' to God, tell him "Thank You" for me... he knows what it's for.
~ Mrs. Wiley

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21639: Sara, thanks for sharing that - your grandma sounds like a brave and wonderful woman. Take cover and watch the weather! ~ Mrs. Wiley

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21640: that was supposed to read spring of 1994...and especially...i should use spellcheck,later, sara

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21641: Morning Porch!
How about my Pistons!? I am so happy for them to win game one. I do recall that San Antonio won the first two games against the Lakers, but then they crashed and burned, so I won't get too confident yet. But, a win is always better than a loss ;)

My prayers go out to the Reagan Family also. A sad day for America, but heaven has one more saint now...

Mrs. Hollister, I don't have any info on Mayberry Days, but I am sure someone here does, and they will clue you in!

Pipeman, sorry about your driver spinning out...maybe next time!

Hey to Mrs. Wiley, you are in fine form, as usual with your Mayberry quotes, keep 'em coming!

Tomorrow's the big day for my kindergarten graduate. Guess I better go iron his cap and gown!

Have a great Mayberry day,
Mary Wiggins


June 07, 2004 - Msg 21643: Did you hear that the fishing poles were stolen from the new Andy and Opie statue? They better find the criminal and send them to the rock. "Andy doesn't allow criminals in Mayberry."

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21644: So many things happening!
My prayers also go out to the Reagans. He was such a great man.
I watched some of the D-Day programs this past week. Dont know if any of you had any fathers or grandfathers involved, but I did and one even gave his all there. Glad the ceremonies went well. Some of the crosses were defaced last year,
if you can believe that! I think Bush did real well in his interview by Tom brokaw. Held strong to his commmitment and values. There is a presidental prayer site "presidental prayer team".
Presidet Lincoln also had many praying for him when the civil war was going bad for the union, and things turned around. If all of us stand on PSALM 35, we CAN make a difference.
Belmont is a longer track and I think the jockey started the final stretch too soon. Too bad for Smarty Jones!
Possum, that is interesting about secretariat.
Laci is still in my prayers, and Big Jeff and Pipeman and Pizza Boy and all with folks ailin'.
Boo- my latest natueral drug is Bilberry. It is great for the eyes, especially macular degeneration. It has helped stop and actually reverse that. I also take CQ10 for the heart. Great stuff, i have much more energy from my enlarged heart.
Mrs. Rafe, sorry I cant offer any info either. Never have been to them YET!
Pipeman, it's a DRY heat until August so it's not too bad. 110 the last 3 days!
June is ROSE month @-->-->--
Where's spot? Going out for Chinese tonight. (no msg) Local weekend ep was about Bea's 400 dollar investment in the Chinese restaurant, so now I've got a hankerin'.....
Love ya all,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21645: Hello All, I just got back from Hawaii. I'm glad everyone is well. SAM, I am a huge President Reagan supporter and my prayers are definitely with his family. I do support President Bush and he will end the reign of terror.

STEALING FISHING POLES from the new Opie and Andy statue? Good night, what's this world coming too. Got to run. Lot of catching up to do. Take care all and have a wonderful, Mayberry Kinda Day!

Ed Sawyer

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21646: Hello to everyone .PIPEMAN .. Kasey got a raw deal ,NASCAR should have thrown the caution several laps earlier,NASCAR couldnt get scoring straight or anything yesterday.all they were worried about was getting Little E back on the lead lap ,two weeks in a row now they have thrown cautions as soon as he was in the lucky dog position,at Charlotte a car got crossed up in the turn but didnt spin and they threw the yellow and Sunday Rusty brushed the wall and kept going and they threw the yellow, interesting isnt it .Everyone take care,Im hooking up the old boat and going fishing
mayberry deputy

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21647: Hey MDC, I have a friend with macular degeneration. I will tell her about the Bilberry (does it come in capsule form?).

Ed, good to hear from you! I'll bet it was tough to come from Hawaii to the heat of Las Vegas.

Its hot here but we had a lovely thunderstorm this afternoon. I had been up with a sick child last night so my sister came over so I could take a little nap (God bless sisters). My bedroom was dark and cool so I crawled under a quilt and took a wonderful snooze while I listened to the rain and thunder. Heavenly! Hope ya'll have a good day, too.


June 07, 2004 - Msg 21648: Bless her little heart Boo, hope she gets over this real soon! We've been getting a lot of thunder here, but no rain! My yard is almost dead. The rain is staying over on the other side of the Interstate. Hey to everybody! Y'all are the CATS!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Phone: ring, ring.
Andy: "Sherif's Office. Yes, yes Mrs. Vickers, it's just blasting on the new overpass. Yes M'am. We're still holding on to Richmond."

June 07, 2004 - Msg 21649: Thanks Mrs. Wiley. She seems to be getting alot better, it is just mainly the cough at night that keeps her up. Unfortunately the over the counter cough meds don't work. I wonder what might help...maybe...could it be....could I have forgotten about......VICKS! Of course, that's the answer. I will have to try it tonight.

Hope you get that rain you are wishing for..


June 07, 2004 - Msg 21650: VICKS VICKS VICKS!! There, I said it and I ain't takin' it back!

June 08, 2004 - Msg 21651: Of course, Vicks, what else?! Vicks is like the Spam of the medicinal world. It's good for/with everything! ;)

Sad about Ronald Reagan. He did tough it out for quite a while though so I'm kinda glad he can finally rest. A good President, and a good man.

Boo, I hope your little one feels better. And you as well, Pipeman.

Sometimes I just need a Mayberry fix, and even the color ones can cause one to relax just knowing it is coming on. I watched the one where the Russian ambassador(and others) hold their meeting at the Taylor home twice tonight(don't know why I didn't see the other ep, just didn't get to it in time I guess). I like that episode, and it is always great to see Barney back in the color ones. Makes you feel like the whole family is back together again.

Night all.
-Sterling Holobyte

June 08, 2004 - Msg 21652: Boo-just a note about macular degeneration - there are three kinds of that. There is dry, wet good kind and wet bad kind. My mom had dry in one eye and wet (bad) in the other. She is now legally blind. She is undergoing experimental treatments in hopes that they will find some cure or prevention of it. The good wet can be treated with lasers too so I am sure natural herbs will help with it - but if it is too far gone - I don't think much can help it. My mom has regained some site but is still legally blind. She has learned to cope with it - she is doing better than last summer when she was very depressed. We have been able to enlist the Vocational Rehab services of the state so she is able now to get newspapers, magazines etc. on tape and she has a large computer like magnification screen where she can read recipes and the local newspaper.
I hope your little one gets over the cough soon too -

Ed - and Sterling - good to see you. . .

Well - I need to get ready for the day, my little big boy has his first tutoring session for the week. VBS last nite and our first T-ball game tonite!
Busy Busy Busy


June 08, 2004 - Msg 21653: HEY guys...got to teach classes today ...back in a bit...spot ...yall eat good....

June 08, 2004 - Msg 21654: From the cool, green, of the Hawaiian isles to the heat, desert look, of Las Vegas. BOO, I don't know if I will ever recover. I shouldn't pick on Las Vegas. Hawaii is so much like the South. In fact, if you took an ocean and put it in Alabama, you've got Hawaii. HOMEMAKER, How are you? Take care all and glad to see ya'll are here and well. Have a Mayberry Kinda Day!

Ed sawyer

June 08, 2004 - Msg 21655: Hmmm. Alabama with an ocean. Might work. Thanks for making my brain work Ed Sawyer! ~ Mrs. Wiley

June 08, 2004 - Msg 21656: APB for Charlotte Tucker!! Anyone heard from her lately.
Boo- My Puritan's Pride Catalog came yesterday! Isnt that a gas!
I take capsules of dried bilberry leaves.
My eye doc had me look at a crisscrossed line chart and the "distortion" of the lines was pretty minor and he is the one who told me about the bilberry. Been on it about 6 months.
But as homemaker says, if it's real advanced, it may not help.
Ed- have never been to hawaii, but that is one place I'd like to go in my retirement. Now about 7 years away.
Mrs Wiley-keep up the quotes! Thanks, they are my daily fix.
Looks like spot, the talkin' dog, is teaching again. Tonight we're having baked chicken, potatatoes, beets, corn on the cob and Jiffy cornbread. Come on over when you hear the big triangle ring!
Super day to you all.

June 08, 2004 - Msg 21657: Oops, now I'm spellin' like Dan Quayle!
That's potatoes! MDC

June 08, 2004 - Msg 21658: You say potatatoes, I say potatoes! (Whatever you call 'em, I LOVE 'em!) LOL

Hope one and all are enjoying a Mayberry kind of day. It is real pretty here today, but hot, hot, hot! First hot day we've really had, though. I finished getting all my flowers in, and my yard looks right purty!

Tonight it is off to the kindergarten graduation, and then back home in time to watch the Pistons again! On the local radio they were talking about some of our players and I don't think their new-found fame is going to their heads yet. Ben Wallace was spotted walking down the sidewalk pushing his little daughter in her stroller on the way to get something to eat. Other Pistons have their children along with them, too, on the trip to L.A. and they are all visiting former Piston and Current Vice President of Operations Joe Dumars room and having a ball! I like to hear they are family kind of people! I bet they sometimes watch TAGS, too! LOL

Well, guess I got to get out of this here rocker and get a move on! Have a great evening all!

Mary Wiggins

June 08, 2004 - Msg 21659: Yep, its hot here, too but has been cloudy with some rain so we can handle it.

MDC, that's funny about the Puritan's Pride catalog! Guess I will have to send off for one. That supper you are having sounds just great.

I took my son to the Neurologist today and she changed his medicine from Zoloft to Paxil. We will see how it goes. She said he is coming along well and his reading is progressing well. Thank all of you for the prayers. They are priceless.

I'm thinking about pulling out some TAGS tapes and having my own marathon tonight. Baby Girl didn't take a nap today so she should go to sleep early and hubby is working evenings, so...might be a good time to pig out on TAGS.

I hear my daughter crying...better go.


June 09, 2004 - Msg 21660: top of the morning to one and all, i sure enjoy the early mornings sitting on the porch listenibg to god, the trees are so full and the squirrels at play, it doesn't get much better. mrs wiley- your request was done today- thank you lord for all you've done and do and for your servant mrs willey and the rest of the porch. mdc= thanks for supper. do you have a version of the puritains pride for the darlings and ernest t? i'm sending the brown truck around, 1 barrel of vicks, proxide, iodine and mecurachrome for everyone. remember those things our parents and grandparents thought would cure most thinks, kerosene and secret root salve would kill you or cure you, i never wanted to know what was in those reciepes. kasey kane is holding his own. special prayers to the ragen family- especially nancy. some may not like his politics but he was a great man. prayers that iraq will take over, stabilize and bring our troops home. well a cup of coffee and my pipe and i'll be jump started. tommorow the doctors treating me will get another chance to question there calling. i leave them laughing and forgetting what there doing. now who needs the treatment. ha. thanks floyd and mayberry deputy for all you do to keep the flame of mayberry burning bright and of course spot who keeps the porch lights on. everyone have a great day. pipeman

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21661: go pistons- born or hatched on a fence post in michigan i got to root for them. i love when a team wins that hasn't won in years, it puts joy and gladness in everyone's heart, uplifting to see. pipeman

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21662: Ker-puk-a-da, ker-puk-a-da, the Pistons sounded like Mr Tucker's engine last night! Ya just gotta beat the lakers next game!
Pipeman- keep em laughin'. I remember the little mercurachrome bottles with the little glass tube applicator inside. Soon we had REd/Orange liquid all over everything! (haha)
We also used a lot of Epson salt. Seems like we soaked EVERYTHING! But we're still crankin', so i guess it did the trick! Prayer continue for you and all our vets and troops.
Boo- prayers continue for your son. Wish there was something natural for his condition (besides the prayers, that is)
Prayers continue for Reagan family. Grandad talked to him when he was governor! He was working on a vet memorial in CA, and RR called to give support. It was almost like Barney's meeting the governor! Grandad was like, "guess who called me right out of the blue..."
Both are probably discussing it right now.
Well, Mrs Wiley, Charlotte, boo, HM, pipeman, MD, sara, new neighbor, spot, asa, Mary W, Sterling and all you wonderful folks, have a neat day!
Color ep about Opie and Arnold taping the prisoner on locally last night. Great how they counted the money, but never any teptation to take any! TV at it's best.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21663: Just heard that there will be no mail delivery on Friday due to the National Day of Mourning.

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21664: Oops, one more thing...pipeman, MD, can we paint a 15 on the brown truck this weekend? would like to see Michael Waltrip do good. I know, I know, no way Jose. MDC

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June 09, 2004 - Msg 21667: hey FLOYD.. Looks like we have some mean spirited interlopers again ....someone needs a trip to the woodshed out back of the courthouse
mayberry deputy

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21668: PIPEMAN ... keep those DRS. laughing hard enough and they might forget to send you a bill ...naw they always remember that ,take care and have a good evening
mayberry deputy

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21669: Thanks Floyd!

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21670: No problem. Let me know if there's more problems. The user is an AOL user so I'll keep track of him.

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21671: Msg 21670 was Floyd...I forgot to sign it.

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21672: Thanks a million Floyd, you're a PRINCE. A REAL PRINCE! ~ Mrs. Wiley

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21673: howdy to all the fine folks on the porch....my sons soccer camp has been rained out for two days straight....they are getting mighty restless with all the rain we have had here in the dallas area....we live just a little ways up from dallas in mckinney....vacation bible school starts next monday, and that cant be a washout ...on sunday ill be painting faces at a church party called a luau...we are wearing our hawaiian shirts and dresses it should be a fun time for kids and the big kids too.....homemaker, it sure does sound like we have a lot in common.....everyone pray for nancy reagan and her family, she sure is hanging in there with all of the plans for the funeral ....it is so touching to know how much they loved each other....keep up you spirits and god bless america. love, sara

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21674: Thanks MDC, I wish I knew something natural to give my son, too. I was doing some reading about it and some folks swear that extra magnesium helps the symptoms of Tourette's so I bought him a good children's vitamin with Magnesium. I was also reading about something called blue seaweed that helps some kids--guess I need to do more research. I am trying to make sure he eats right and I severely limit the preservatives in his diet (no processed meats and no Nutrasweet). We try to limit his sugar intake but that's difficult. I don't buy candy or soft drinks but now and then my hubby brings home junk (he just doesn't get it yet). This last weekend he brought home Cheetos and moon pies! I said, "How could you?!" I love Cheetos and moon pies!

Its still nice and cloudy here in South Texas, which spares us of about 10 degrees. I just love it when its cloudy because we get more than our share of sunny skies here!

Heard a cute joke the other day (hope I didn't already share it): A father notices that his little boy has his shoes on the wrong feet so he says to the boy, "Son, you put your shoes on the wrong feet." The boy replied, "But Daddy, these are the only feet I've got!". Heehee.

Gotta run.......

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21675: Good evening everyone - dropped the boys off at VBS - they couldn't wait to see the puppets. My six year old said they were "hilarious - that means funny mom!" We use the Standard lessons so we have Ants this year as mascots. I started singing the rubber tree song to the kids - they thought that was "hilarious" as well.

Well - each of them got a hit last nite in the t-ball game. No score is kept so nobody lost! They loved being in uniform - I always did like a man in uniform.

Please bless our nation dear Lord - we sure need it!


June 09, 2004 - Msg 21676: Hello Porchsters: Just a quick note to say Hi to everyone. It sure is a hot one here in the PA state. Think I'll grab a soda and sit a spell on the porch. Let the slight breeze cool me off. It has all the kids scraping and fussing with each other. ALREADY!! It's gonna be a LONG summer! HHMMM the many jobs of a mom. Keep cool everyone. Many prayers for the Reagan family as the funeral proceeds on in the next few days. Lord, bless them with Your peace and comfort. ~New Neighbor

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21677: MDC.. You asked about putting the #15 on the brown truck this week ,cool idea ,but that still might not change his luck ,read on a racing site that DEI may replace him next year for a younger driver ( jayski.com ) NEW NEIGHBOR..are you already wishing school would start back up
mayberry deputy

June 09, 2004 - Msg 21678: I am not ready for school to start up - I just got out - you can't make me go back until August 12!!

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21679: Good evening, everyone! More rain and wind here on the Dallas end of the porch. One small limb down, nothing more, but lots of rain. Power stayed on, and I'm glad, because without power the pump that carries the water out of my back yard doesn't work, and it's sure a mess when it floods! Backwashes into the fountain and everything.

Thanks, Floyd, for giving those interlopers the boot. You're a treashuh, and your education was worth every penny!

You know, Goober's old automotive school buddy, Roy, sure was a jerk. Not only was he making up big tales about being an executive and all, but he wasted a perfectly good hotdog and drink. Did anybody else notice that? When Andy and Aunt Bea and Opie walked up, he just left his food sitting on the counter, talked for a minute and left. Wasteful thing! Tsk, tsk!

Do all the Home Depot stores have a hotdog stand at the exit, like ours does? Ours is called Pokey's Puppies, and they serve a polish sausage hotdog that's just delish! I load mine up with relish and fancy mustard, and onions and kraut, and it sure is good! People laugh at me sometimes because I stop at the Home Depot for takeout lunch, but why not? They're wonderful!

You know, that weaselly Mrs. Pendleton tried to tell me something about Helen Crump this afternoon, but I didn't want to hear it so I played like I had something on the stove. That woman makes me mad, just looking at her. Always digging around, trying to get some dirt on somebody. Somebody needs to tell her that gossiping isn't nice, but she probably wouldn't listen.

Well, goodnight, all. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21680: gosh been busy at the power comp......yall been eating good?....spot

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21681: Yes, Spot, we've been eating okay, but not as well as when you feed us. You poor thing, you must be starved. Come on by, and the Plum and I will fix you a good breakfast. Eggs the way you like em, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, grits with lots of butter, and even some pancakes if you're in the mood. I'll slice up some cantaloupe, and I have some fresh cherries, the white kind that are so sweet. Coffee or tea, milk or buttermilk, and orange juice. Ready in half an hour! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21682: gobble gobble gobble..........whew thanks...i will be back at the stove soon....got ribs thawing out....signed: SPOT the busy dog

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21683: Hi Ro and Spot. No, we don't have a hotdog place in our Home Depot. When you were talking about a polish sausage hotdog, I was reminded of one I got when were in Fredricksberg at the Glockenspiel. I got one for Sean and a potato pancake with applesauce for Erin. Pretty good stuff. I am looking forward to going back in December (I hope). We will see if the finances will allow. I may be taking my Dad to Colorado this December While my sister stays home to take care of Mom. We'll see. Its funny, for some reason I start longing for Christmas some time in June (must be the heat---we Texans have to keep hope alive to survive these summers).

Well, Erin is into something so I have to go...

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21684: Boo, that "wrong feet" joke reminds me of a conversation that Opie and his Pa might have. Kind of like the "Horatio" one. :)

We don't have a Home Depot, but the next time I go to the nearest one, I'll be sure to note whether or not they have a hot dog stand. Seems I would remember something like that if I saw it.

Have a sunny day!(rainy here)
-Sterling Holobyte

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21685: GO PISTONS!
I hear ya Boo, here we have just 2 seasons...
hot and hotter! teehee
Good work with Sean. Sounds like you're doing all the right things, til us hubbys bring home the MOONPIES! I love those things, but dont indulge very often.Oh yes, have the hot dog cart at the HomeDepot. Always a stopping point when workin' the honey do list.
Ro, you and sara seem to live pretty close to each other. Thanks for the breakfast.
We're having game hens again tonight, seasoned with just the right amount of basil, bay leaves, pepper and garlic salt.
From color ep shown locally last night, Opie joined a band. What did they name the band?
It was never said BUT was on the bass drum.
Have a nice evenin'. Prayers and soup for the ailin'.

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21686: Hey, MDC. Glad I'm not the only one that buys their lunch at Home Depot. (teehee) Does yours serve the polish sausage ones, too? Mercy, they're good! Boo, I got one of those puppies at Der Glockenspiel in Fredbg, too. They were good! Those German folk down there know how to make sausage and the like.

Dagnabbit, there are two - count 'em, two - rats out there under my bird feeder. I've got the live trap all baited with an oatmeal cookie, and set right by their little run, and they totally ignore it. They much prefer the birdseed. Yes, I've tried baiting it with birdseed. They still ignore it. Pretty smart for a critter whose brain can't be any bigger than the pea in Barney's whistle. Of course, the trap stays tripped half the time, because some dopey bird is always landing on top of it, which springs it. Oh, well, it keeps me occupied.

I declare, I feel so sorry for Howard Sprague. That poor guy, his overbearing mother just about ruined him. He tried so hard to throw a fun party, and it was such a flop. I hope his mother is pleased with herself! Hung around his neck like an albatross and kept him from developing any social graces at all, and now that he's messed up, she's gone tootling off to get married, and left him to fend for himself. Well, maybe he'll get the hang of it. I hope so. He's really a sweet guy, good heart and all.

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

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21687: Romeena, going to Home Depot to get lunch? You sound like my kind of woman! HA! We don't have them hotdog stands at our local one but I buy lots of stuff at Home Depot for work and home and know the manager well. I may just have to put a bug in his ear and remind him there is a Lowe's just down the street. LOL
Moon Pies. Just love MDC. Had one today in fact, with a cold Pepsi. Lawd thats good stuff. Love them game hens too. We do ours with wild rice and an orange sauce that has raisins in it. I as a rule don't happen to like my main dish concealed in a heavy sauce but this is the exception. Dang, now we are gonna have to cook some of them up this weekend. MDC,DAWGONE YOU! LOL

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21688: that mother of howards sure makes me mad....i would hate to have her as a mother or mother-in-law....how did she ever manage to have a private life and get herself married off is an interesting thing....when she is constantly in howards personal life....ooo,she makes me so angry i cannot bring myself to watch her....have you noticed that same actress is also samanthas mother-in-law on bewitched....i dont like her on that one either.....im sorry for having a fit on the porch but sometimes you just got to let off a little steam....the skies here in texas are finally sunny again, it might even be soccer time again....we paid for our 8 year old to go to a summer camp this week, so far monday was the only day he could play ....they are trying to reschedule some more time with this group of coaches from britain...i love to hear them talk....it makes me think of the movie chariots of fire, the one where they are running in the olympics in the 1920s.....sort of like the man that was waiting on andy hand and foot...malcolm was his name.....aunt bea didnt like him too much though....well i better go clean up the house, the dog has brought in most of the grass from the yard. love,sara

June 10, 2004 - Msg 21689: Ha! Sara, the fact that you don't care for Mabel Albertson, who played Howard's mother, is a good measure of how well she played her parts, both as Mrs. Sprague, and Mrs. Stevens. The typical whining, controlling mother/mother-in-law - the kind you love to hate. I enjoy her, because she was very good at what she did, and I enjoy watching someone who is good at their craft. Remember how Mrs. Stevens would whine "Fraaannk, I have a sick headache!" As I recall, Mrs. Sprague used to have "sick headaches" too! Incidentally, that actress was the sister of actor Jack Albertson.

I'm still having a problem with birds crashing into my new picture window. Most survive it, but some don't, and that just breaks my heart. I think I may have hit on a solution. They mostly fly into the upper 1/3 of the glass, so I'm going to have a stained glass panel made, in a wooden frame, and will hang it by little chains just inside the casement, inside the permanent glass. It will come down about 18 inches from the top, and with any luck, will break up the reflection that the birds are seeing and trying to fly into. It will be about 7' wide, to fit inside an 8' window. I think it will be pretty from inside and outside both. I'm planning a scene of flowers, maybe some birds - the cost will determine what I choose, I guess. It ain't gonna be cheap, but I can't stand having the birds continue to hurt themselves. After all, they and the squirrels are the reason the window is here in the first place!

Mary Wiggins, do you have any brochures of Pat's current works? I'd truly love to see them.

Well, guess I'll see you all tomorrow. Have a good night's rest, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21690: Wow Ro! I'll bet that stained glass panel will be gorgeous. It will block your view though, won't it?

Well, Howard's mother is difficult but she can't hold a candle to Harriet Olson, in my opinion. She really set me off. I thought she was the absolute nastiest woman on TV, and that mean little Nellie Olson!

It's funny but sometimes when I have a bad headache I still say to my husband, "Fraaaaaank, I'm getting a sick headache."

Goodnight you wonderful people,

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21691: yall fix me some sandwiches in a brown paper sack ok...got to teach again today!....signed: SPOT the" book learning " dog of your porch.....ruff...lights are on...

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21692: Morning dears! WAKE UP EVERYONE! I have breakfast ready for you all. Boiled snails. Very healthy and fun to eat. I think you will like them.
Way to go Pistons! They should be up 3 to 0 right now, but it's good to see them doing so good.
Ro, my Dad had a pheasant fly right through his window last year. He woke up to a big crash and a pheasant in bed with him. Now that would shake you up.
Can't think of who that bands name is MDC. I know I've seen it. It'll come to me.
I don't remember much about the Nelson's Boo. Don't know why. I wish someone would bring back The Real McCoy's. That was a fun show.
Hope you all have a great Friday and God bless the Reagan family this day. I understand the program planned for tonight in California is going to be very special. What a great loss for our nation.


June 11, 2004 - Msg 21693: Romeena, Have you tried putting one of those plastic owls near your window? You can get them at farm supply stores. They are used often by REA people to keep squirrls and birds from transformers. Farmers use them near gardens to keep the birds away too.
jennie boone
"Look Paw...it must be the omen of the owl!"

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21694: MDC, Thanks for puttin' out an APB on me! Barney found me in the berry patch. I been pickin', stemmin' and freezin' strawberries night and day! This is a good thing. But...I just put out 75 new plants so I can't imagine how busy I'll be next year! Sad about Ronald Reagan but so glad he and Nancy don't have to put up with Alzheimer's anymore! What a nasty disease! I like your comments about Howard's mother, Ro. You're right. She was a good actress. Take care everyone. Sorry I didn't really even have time to totally catch up on the archives.
Charlotte Tucker

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21695: you are so right about mabel albertson, she is kind of fun to watch, but poor howard needs to stand up to his mom,poor thing ,he needs a backbone, did he ever get married to millie.....i remember an ep where they were going to elope and they wanted andy and helen to come see them off on a train before they went away.....i cannot remember if she backed out of the plans and left poor howard with his mother and new step father.....will someone let me know please.....good luck with the birdfeeder.....i have heard of the owls also, it seems to scare away the intruders and the birds and squirrels like having a protector around......frank....i have a sick headache......have a great friday everyone.....today is my 21st wedding anniversary...sure doesnt seem that long....just think, i could have a kid in college or even be a grandma..... im not quite ready for either one of those things yet....my daughter is trying to test me enough already....she is 9 going on 19....chris who is 8 went to his soccer camp today, they handed out certificates.....sure is warming up after all of the rain.....take care everyone. love, sara

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21696: Howard and Millie decided that they made better friends than husband abd wife so by mutual agreement during the trip decided to not wed. (personally, I think it was the fishcakes that doomed the whole thing)


June 11, 2004 - Msg 21697: boo, how old is erin? just wondering the ages of your kids, they sure keep you hopping...today at saras sugerbabies daycare i have my two and one toddler aged 1 and 2 months....she is going to be a big sister for christmas ,her parents are thinking it is another girl ....goodness ,that means more babies for me to love.....i have had some heartache this past st. patricks day....one of my babies, only 17 mths old passed away in his crib at his home early in the morning.....it was devastating.... his parents received the report from the lab last month in dallas....cause of death unknown....you guys on the porch have been a pleasant distraction from the sadness and overwhelming loss.....the monday before he became ill he was running around without even a sniffle, his usual cheerful self, but a month earlier he had a high fever of 102....called his mom right away for her to come and get him....they rook him to the dr. she said his tonsils looked inflamed but did not want to remove them until he was older .....then he was fine until the tues. after hte mon. that i had him .....i knew something must have happened because they did not come to my house like always, then on the wed. his aunt called and told me of his passing.....what a shock......you just dont expect anything like that ....im thinking that his tonsils were slowly poisoning his system over the month from the time he had the fever......im sorry to be rambling on but it helps to talk about these things....i am taking care of his cousin on tuesdays and thursdays......she misses her little cousin very much.....hug your kiddos everyone , they are only lent to us for a little while, you just never know what the future will bring.....god bless the reagan family on this his funeral day, love sara

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21698: i meant to say that his dr. is a woman ,it was not the moms idea to wait for removal, it was the drs. thanks,sara

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21699: Been watching the funeral of Ronald Reagan.
Stunning is the word that comes to my mind.
What a man he was!

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21700: A few other comments. The band's name was "The Sound Commitee" The scene starts with a close up of the bass drum, then pulls out. (I've seen these WAY too many times!) teehee.
Thanks for the menu again spot. Hope all the classes went well.
Everyone have a great weekend!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21701: Hi, all. No, Jennie, I haven't tried the owl idea, though it has occurred to me. The problem is that the critter feeding station is just about 12-15 feet from the window, and I'm afraid the owl would discourage them from coming in to feed. Boo, the stained glass panel won't obscure my view at all. The window is five feet high, and the panel will only come down about 18-20" from the top. That area is partially blocked by the roof overhang anyway, so it won't change things very much. I just hope it works and no more little birds get hurt.

Sara, how awful about the little one who passed away. That's always so sad. Our regulars will remember when my family lost a little grandson almost two years ago. He only lived an hour. We knew what to expect, knew it for the last three weeks before he was born, but it was still terribly hard. You always hope, I guess. As hard as that was, it must be even worse to have had the child for so many months and then have to give him up. Some things we just don't get to understand, I guess. That's where faith enters the picture. God has His reasons.

Well, my glassworks lady is at the door, so guess I'd better go. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

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June 11, 2004 - Msg 21705: well its weekend time...lets bbq tomorrow...signed: spot the busy dog

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21706: Let's electrify the lights and amps, spot.
Interlopers are out again I see. Hope the brown
truck does well this weekend.
Very busy weekend comin' up, but there is still time for
porch sittin'. Ya all have a good one.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21707: Our friend wondered what "rule" he had broken? Well, foul language would be the starter. We have certain words that are blocked from posting here at the Porch because CHILDREN and FAMILY folks visit here. If our interloper doesn't understand that he shouldn't be posting that type language...I can't say much for him. I mean...he had to try to find ways TO be able to post those words and get around our censor.

The posts have been removed. --Allan

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21708: Thank you, Allan. We appreciate the way you keep the streets of Mayberry safe for women and children, and clean-minded menfolk. Seems there's always somebody whose head is so thick, or mind is so muddy, that they just don't get it. We porchsters can give them the "big freeze" all we want to, but as long as their post is there for all to see, they can enjoy fantasizing about our reactions. When you wipe it off the board, it takes the fun out of it for them, and we thank you for that. I can only imagine the time and vigilance it takes to do what you do. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21709: Thank Allan, Alias Floyd. You are a bird in this world, and i dont mean no crazy upside-down flyin owl neither! Guess it's the tares and the wheat
sort of thing! best to you and yours.
MD-if 15 dont do good this weekend, how about an 88 for UPS, the real brown truck! haha
Charlotte- welcome back, happy berry pickin.
It's the lull before the storm here (Visitors coming soon for the weekend!
God bless,

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21710: Well - the yard sale was pretty good today and yesterday, everytime someone stopped the boys would say, "another customer mom!" It was a hoot!

Glad Floyd keeps the interlopers at bay - can't stand them interlopers!

The oldest is trying to get on his 'puter so I must run to help. . .


June 11, 2004 - Msg 21711: Yep, thanks Floyd.

So sorry about the baby boy, Sara. It is really heart breaking. Prayers for you and the family of the child.

Sara, my Erin is 2 and will turn 3 in a couple of months. My son is 9. I have a Vicks story for all of you (since we haven't had a Vicks story in awhile and we have to keep the Vicks alive--you regulars will understand). Yesterday Erin came and handed me a bottle of Vicks and I don't know where she got it. I asked her, "Erin, did you put this on anything??" and she said "no". I should have known that toddlers lie. I pryed the Vicks out of her hands and hid it. Later that night, one of my little boy's friends, Jorge, was spending the night. Jorge and I were in the backyard emptying the pool and Jorge said (with his adorable little spanish accent), "Hey, how come I smell like Vicks? I think I even have it in my hair." I thought to myself, "Uh-oh...there is Vicks somewhere on something in the house!". Later Jorge found it smeared on the buttons and screen of the TV. He said, "I wondered what was going on because I rubbed my finger against my nose and my nose opened up". I laughed my head off and thought of all of you, of course. Also today, while we were visiting my mom (who always has Oreo cookies in the house), while I was visiting with my sister, Erin was being very quiet down near my feet. My sister started laughing and said, "Look what she is doing!". I looked down and Erin had about 6 Oreos opened up on the floor and she was digging out the cream centers and rubbing the white stuff all over the bottom of my flip-flop. Man, it is ALWAYS something. Poor baby has an earache tonight and finally fell asleep. It might be a long night for me!

Better get some shut-eye,

June 11, 2004 - Msg 21712: By the way Asa, who are the Nelsons? I was talking about Olesons. heehee


June 11, 2004 - Msg 21713: Well...I try to keep the beast that come down from the hills at bay. Seems to be one about every 3 or 4 months.

June 12, 2004 - Msg 21714: So sorry for the family's loss (and yours) sara... my girls went to a daycare run by their grandma's best friend. It was SO MUCH better than one of those commercial daycares where they feed kids "Barbie" cerial (no lie) and don't get any individual attention. People like you are a blessing to new parents. Prayers for you and the family.

Speaking of babies, I just had Big Jeff transfer my girl's baby video onto DVD. Watched it yesterday and found about 5 min. of my oldest's first bath were gone! DadBlameit! Oh, if only I could turn back the clock and hold my precious babies one more time. Saw my ol' dog on it too... needless to say, this Mamma was blubbering all morning over it. Guess us Fifes are 'high-spirited' (sensitive).

Thanks Floyd for all you do. Just glad it wasn't a fox. It's a jungle out there. Boo, what a great story! Erin is a little busybody ain't she? I 'spect she'll grow up to be a Lawyer or some such thing. Well, y'all have a BeeUtiful Saturday!

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 12, 2004 - Msg 21715: HEY!!! To all the PORCH! It has been SO long since I've taken the time to sit and write. Looks like there's been some trouble round here...but Floyd SWOOPED in and took care of it! He's such a treasure.

Not much new in Chicager...still rainin... Lots new with my dad. He's in the Hospice now and on a feeding tube. We're pretty much just waiting. I was watching all the Reagan ceremonies this week...such a horrid disease. The good thing is...he doesn't seem to be in pain...I'm thankful for that.

Sara..so sad about the little one. Losing a loved one is never easy...but losing a child or baby is just so devastating. Our prayers will be with the family.

Hey to Boo, Floyd, Mrs.W, Pipeman, MDC, RO, Asa, CT, HM and EVERYONE else on the board.


p.s. I've posted George W's eulogy for Pres Reagan on my site


I thought it was great!

June 12, 2004 - Msg 21716: SPOT, it's breakfast time...how about some steak and eggs, gravy and buiscuits, apple butter...hash browns, fried apples and toast. OH, and a diet coke...gotta watch my figure... :-)


June 12, 2004 - Msg 21717: Howdy, all! Boo, what will that baby think of next? Folks, I wish everyone could meet Erin. She is like a little porcelain doll, delicate and fragile-looking, with huge eyes that you could drown in. Are they gray? Blue? Gray/blue? I don't know, they change with the light. Some unsuspecting boy-child, about age four or so, is going about his business today, never dreaming that some day he's going to look into those eyes, fall in and be lost in them forever. Erin has an ethereal, angelic expression, and gazes at you with such purity and innocence, and while you're lulled by her sweetness, she's smearing Oreo cream on your shoes. Boo, I don't know what that child will end up doing with her life, but whatever it is, I'll bet she'll do it well.

Asa, when you referred to the Nelsons, I know exactly what you were thinking. "Harriet" sparked Harriet Nelson in your mind, from "Ozzie and Harriet." I know, because my thoughts went there, too. Boo, however, was referring to Harriet Oleson from "Little House on the Prairie", the mean-spirited and meaner-mouthed wife of the storekeeper, Nels Oleson. They had that bratty daughter, Nellie, that no one could stand, not even her father. Nellie finally married that nice Jewish boy that came to town, (Harriet about died down dead) and he straightened Nellie out. Then Harriet found another little girl, Nancy, to raise (gotta keep the show going) and made her just as obnoxious as Nellie had been.

Friends, has anybody else tried the new Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, for cleaning woodwork, appliances, whatever? Well, I did, and it works! I'll have to tell Malcolm Merriwether about it next time he comes through here. He's always looking for a good way to keep things clean.

Well, it's a beautiful, breezy, sunny day here, and I need to grab my pruning shears and a big bag and make the rounds. Roses need to be deadheaded, petunias need to be trimmed back, dianthus and snapdragons need to be crewcut so they'll rebloom in the fall, and there's just lots to do. Wish Mr. Weaver would show up and give me a hand. Maybe if I fry some chicken, he'll smell it and show up. I'm not sure his kind of help is worth the trouble, though.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 12, 2004 - Msg 21718: HA HA HA! I love what you wrote about Erin, Ro! So sweet and so funny (about the Oreo cream). She is something else!

Sean talked me into buying the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and then he used his allowance to buy them the next time, I think. He thinks it works great....I will just let him keep using it to clean up. I know it worked great on the wood around the door frames and moulding. Sean even used it to clean the doors, themselves. Unfortunately they didn't erase the red crayon on the walls.

I can see where the confusion came in over the Nelson/Oleson's. I had forgotten that Mrs. Nelson's name was Harriet, too. I have often wondered if Mrs. Oleson was the best actress in the world or if she really had alot of mean-ness in her. Ro, I just love the episode when Perciville asks Nellie to marry him and Harriet keeps saying, "But he's short!", then when she finds out he's jewish I think she faints, doesn't she?

Better go check my sauce...I am making lasagna today and I use a secret recipe in the sauce...ok, I'll tell you....it's Oregano. I got the recipe from Howard Sprague's mother!


June 12, 2004 - Msg 21719: hello one and all, prayers and love to each cyber mayberry citizen... read where today was gomer's birthday he is 74. schzam. go pistons. kasey kane won the pole for sunday's race. if he doesn't win next year he will olay for my beloved cubs. ha. i'm not saying it's hot here but the dogs will bite you if you try and drag them outside for business. last night at 10 pm it was 80 degrees, humidity 92 percent and dew point was 80. i too would like to see the real mccoys brought back, grandpa was the one i liked. remember walter drennen in the guns of will sonnet? his song old man river? i'd like to see reruns of the life of riley, and dobie gillis, how about you? i'm not saying it's hot here but we had a cook out and used the sidewalk as the grill. clean up was a snap, just hosed it down. use strips of cloth on the outside of your window for a month or so and the bird problem will be solved, the fluttering will deflect the glass. soup for supper come one come all. ok grilled steaks, pot roast, (bring your own pot to roast) just kidding, new potatoes, sweet corn with home made butter, cottage cheese, fresh lettuce, wilted lettuce, tomatoes, olenty coffee, ice tea, cold buttermilk, water. fresh coblers gooseberry, blueberry, rubard, apple, and cherry, peach too. all the homemade vanilla ice cream you can eat. ed good to see you. any one hear from goober or have i missed the post. we can paint the brown truck any numbers you like. whose driving it this weekend? time to light the ole briar. i'm easy to buy for on holidays old estate pipes and pipe lighter, or a special blend they want me to try, funny my wife and kids don't smoke, i guess they never paid any attention. ha. how about bring back green acres ang petticoat junction/? I FELT SO HEART BROKEN WHEN NANCY REGAN WAS IN LIMO HEADED TO WASHINGTON AIRPORT, SO SAD AND READY TO GIVE UP. WHAT A CLASSY LADT, i don't get on very often because of my health but i make up for it when i do, god bless you. pipeman

June 12, 2004 - Msg 21720: And God bless you, too, pipeman. Hope your health problems get resolved soon.

Boo, I think Harriet Oleson fainted as you said, and it seems I have a memory of a chair tipping over backward or something. I know she was just horrified and all in a heap over the whole thing. Well, can't you imagine? Back in those days, out on the frontier, those folks had barely heard about Jewish folk, and what they did hear was wrong and probably scary. (I'm from a Christian family, but there are ethnic Jews in my background, so I can talk.) And didn't you just love Percival? Such a quiet, studious little fellow, but a lion at heart, and he tamed that ornery Nellie pretty quick.

I hit a huge sale on yard art at the local Hobby Lobby, and bought some really cute things to put in my flowerbeds. I just love whimsical little things tucked in under a shrub, or next to a boulder or some such. Little surprises that are cute and funny.

Dagnabbit, I can't get any hummingbirds to come in. I've got two lovely feeders, and I keep the sugar water fresh, but I have not seen a single hummer this year. You'd think with all the flowers and feeders, that there would be a few, but not one yet. Phooey! I love to watch the little things. I hope they come in soon.

Well, guess I'll have some supper. I think I'll just have a salad and some fruit tonight. Got some delicious blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and cherries at my local produce market, and along with an avocado in my salad, that will make a pretty good meal. Lots of sugar in the fruit, a little extra insulin will be in order, but I can handle that. Have a great Sabbath, folks. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 12, 2004 - Msg 21721: i found something that cleans crayon off of walls and doors....it is energene, that stinky stuff that removes tar from shoes and clothing...i tried it the other day on my daughters door, i had tried other products but this product really worked....we are thinking about putting our house up for sale in the spring of next year so i am cleaning a little bit of grime at a time.....im thinking of a bigger house with a large yard and an upstairs for the big kids with a media playroom for games and such, a large playroom downstairs for the little kids and babies a bigger kitchen that is open to the family room and playyard.... i might have to have it built because i might be asking for the impossible to find....romeena, that salad sure is making me hungry, we are having barbequed porkchops on the grill, watermelon slices,salad,and some cheesy pasta....thankyou for the kind words about little connor, his parents are always in my prayers and it is nice to know that all of my friends on the porch are praying also.....that funeral for reagan was so inspiring, the music was just beautiful....our choir often sings the same arrangement of the battle hymn of the republic......mrs. reagan needs to go to bed for a week, with everyone waiting on her every wish, she must have walked for miles during the entire week of the memorial to her husband.... weel i had better go see what the family is up to, love, sara