June 18, 2004 - Msg 21834: Fried calf liver, Spot?(no pun intended, liver... spot...) Ewww. The rest of it sounds good though!
Hope everyone has a nice Friday!
-Sterling Holobyte

June 18, 2004 - Msg 21835: i never take power for granted.....our electricity seems to go out when a big thunder and lightning storm is underway....we have all of the lines underground and that might have somethin to do with it.....any little thing can shut down everything.....last time about two weeks ago the lights were out for 2 hours....lit some candles and read a book with the windows open......most of the time if it is still light out, the neighbors all go outside to get reaquainted.....seems that is the only time that they do much of any talking.....our driveways are in the back of our houses.....front porchers and front drives always make a neighborhood more friendly somehow......our next house is definately going to be a front driveway entrance.....thank you for the prayers for my friend with eye cancer....it is in the wait and see phase right now....even if she needs a prosthetic that would be alright.....sandy duncan seemed to survive that just fine.....she is also a native of texas and we are very proud of her......sandy will be performing in the king and i on stage......we try to follow her career thru the years.....this week has gone by so fast,take care everyone on the porch,love,sara

June 18, 2004 - Msg 21836: Wow Sterling, you swept the porch. Good job.
Praise God for all the miracles. The power of prayer is shining thru. Please pray for the family of that worker who was killed today.
So tragic and frustrating, I just feel so many emotions. Lord help this world!
I wonder if anyone ever thought of building an amusement park over there. They need to experience some basic fun! I know that is oversimplistic, but it has to start somewhere to subst-tute for all the hate. Ok, I'm putting my soapbox away.
Hope you all have a weekend of rest.
Saw the ep last night about the gossipping men. It is one used in Sunday schools and Bible studies. Love Aunt Bea's line:
"Well, according to you, Andy, the Lord made 2
s-xes, men and blabbermouths!"
Of course, in the end, it's the men who spread the story! Great ep.
Good to see you all. Let's meet at spot's for dinner!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 18, 2004 - Msg 21837: Hey MDC, You just mentioned one of my favorite eps. I do love that one. I think it's cause Emma Brand is in it. I just loved her. To bad she wasn't in more episodes. She was a hoot. I just love her line in an earlier ep when she tells Andy "bad baddd sheriff". Or when calls Barney "naughty deputy". That's what we call our Barney when he gets into trouble, which by the way is most of the time. That pup is a wild little feller. He has got the house tore apart half the time. Loves ice cubes of all things. He'll chew on an ice cube all day if allowed.
Sad sad deal going on over in the middle east. My prayers go out to the families of both victims. What is happening to our world?


June 18, 2004 - Msg 21838: MDC, I finally show up and Sterling decides to tidy up and sweep the porch! Did you get the ship in a bottle I brought you? (See Msg 21827.) Asa, I love those Emma quotes too. She's a funny one. We've got kittens out our ears again. Last year I got all but two of the cats fixed. Well, that was two too many not to get fixed. Now we have kittens again. There's a roving Tom I'd like to have done in! Anyway, running ads to give the little cuties away. Please pray for good homes for these kittens and for me to hurry up and get my other two Moms fixed! I don't want to be an irresponsible pet owner!
Charlotte Tucker

June 18, 2004 - Msg 21839: ok sterling no more liver....hey MDC, asa,sara,prayers to all....im gona get the smoker started early in the morning..pork butt for bbq,ribs will go on at about noon,grilled corn..baked beans,all of this at sundown at the dog house tomorrow night!..bring yer stringing instruments and juice harps..girls wear your best dress and guys block yer hats...it ON!..will open the truck doors up and turn the music up down in the field!..someone bring some slaw please!..HO-DOWN..mayberry style...signed: SPOT the "HO-DOEN host" dog of your porch..lights are on!

June 18, 2004 - Msg 21840: Thanks MDC! I didn't know I had it in me.

Charlotte, I knew you were coming so I thought I'd tidy things up a bit.
I would've baked you a cake, but I plum ran out of flour!

Thanks Spot! Your menu for tomorrow sounds good!
...ok, you talked me into it. I'll bring the cole slaw! (since the cake is a no-go)
-Sterling Holobyte

June 18, 2004 - Msg 21841: Good to see the rockers being used here.
Thanks for the kind words sterling and asa.
Charlotte, get the gals together, and let's have that dinner and dance. Man we sure need something to just get back to life again!
Tomorrow is my 28th Wedding Anniversary!
Nice dinner tomorrow night, then we'll come join in the get-together with you fine porchsters.
I'd better talk to the 2 old ladies about some of that
"special day" stuff!! (teehee) Maybe it's bastille day or something!
Anyhow, ya all have a super weekend, get to preachin', prayers for all!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 18, 2004 - Msg 21842: Well, Happy Anniversary MDC! Wow, 28 years! You must be doing something right!
Here's to 28 more!
-Sterling Holobyte

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21843: Actually, June 19th is "No T.V. Day"... according to the Celebrate the Date collection at Yahoo Greetings: Celebrate the Date

You reckon that's a good enough reason for the sisters? If not, can you wait another month? Bastille Day is July 14th... :)

Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21844: That should've been "No More T.V. Day"....

Just be glad it wasn't June 16th you were looking for a holiday for...

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O. again.

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21845: GOOD MORNING..ok butts are on the smoker,cooking real slow,got to get my bbq sauce made,ribbs will go on at about 1:30,chicken at about 5:00,thanks for the offer on the slaw Sterling,yum,MDC talk to the ladys for the"special day" stuff..we will make it a kinda early evening so we can all get to preaching so yall come on by early and we will pitch a few shoes and throw darts and ride the 4-wheelers!..well gona put more wood on the fire...signed: spot THE"SMOKING"DOG OF YOUR PORCH...LIGHTS ARE ON!

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21846: Good morning porch
Did anyone miss me? My computer was giving me fits, then that was fixed and my son came home from Korea for 2 weeks, then he and his lady decided to get married befor he went away we had less than 24hrs to get ready for the wedding, it was beautiful, they married on the 10th and he shipped out on the 12th, they well see each other again in 14months. He has called a few times. Today is work day at church so I've got to get my hubby up so we can get on our way. Happy anv to the 28 yrs. God bless you both with many more. Have a great day porch talk at ya later.

Ellen Brown

Oh Paw can't I just look at the pretty man.

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21847: Hey, Ellen Brown! You bet we missed you. Glad to hear you're okay, and glad your 'puter was fixed. Happy news about your son getting married and all, I know his bride will be glad when he gets back home. I know a bit about that myself. My dear husband was sent to Korea when we had been married only six months, and I was four months along with our oldest son. (Sorry, Mrs. Pendleton, no scandal there.) He was gone for a year, and I only got to talk to him once while he was gone, but we wrote every day. We maintained what he called our FIGMO chart. That's Finally I Got My Orders. He marked a sheet of paper off into 365 squares, with the date in the corner of each square. He marked off all the dates that had already gone by when he started the thing, and mailed it to me. I would then mark off the elapsed time when it arrived, and mail it back to him. With the mail being what it was, sometimes we'd get to mark off a lot of days, always at least a week. That piece of paper was pretty dog-eared and taped together by the end of the year, but somehow it did seem to make the time pass a little faster.

I'm watching three bluejays just devour the shelled peanuts I just put outside. They swallow them whole! I don't see how they do it, but they do. I've learned a lot of trivia facts about local wildlife, sitting here by this window. Fascinating!

It's cloudy, looks like we could get some rain here on the Dallas porch. Rain is always welcome around here. Well, almost always.

Off I go, Rob is here, and we have places to go and things to do. Have a great weekend, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21848: Congrats to you, MDC, and your Mrs. Hope your day is extry special!!

Prayers for those in need - and praises for the miraculous things God has done for others.

Mmm - everything sounds delish, spot! I'll be there in my purtiest dress. ; )

Not been around much lately, been working on some genealogy. May have found the link back to my 5th great grandfather. We'd only had info back to my 2nd great. Relatives from Bedford Co. VA. through KY, IN, IL, NE, then to KS where we ended up. It's so exciting to see the pieces coming together!

Happy Father's Day to all you Dad's out there, and have a great weekend!


June 19, 2004 - Msg 21849: Can I bring something. I make decent spud salad.
I am a jeans kind of person. May I wear my best pair of blue jeans. They are might purty. They have flowers up the side.
I could bring the stuff for S'mores.
I am off to the grocery if anyone needs anything just hollar.

Ms. Mayberry

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21850: CONGRATS ELLEN [to yer son]...ms Mayberry spud salad will be fine!.jeans are fine..pick up some ice at the store please...hey ro,..smoker is cranking it out !..got a beef brisket on the back side also..gona be a good bbq tonight..can someone make some goooood baked beans/with bacon and onions?...well let me stoke the fire a bit..got the speakers set up out side and the picnic tables all dressed with checkered table cloths...signed: SPOT the"got my apron on" dog of your porch...Sterling put extra mayo in the slaw..lights are on [except for the REMSHAW PLACE]

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21851: Hello to everyone. God be praised for the wonderful answers to prayer this week.

I am troubled over some problems in my little boy's life (besides the ones you already know about). I would certainly appreciate your continued prayers for Sean. He has so much to deal with. I know God has a plan for his life and it is to bless him even in these difficult circumstances. It just seems like everytime we turn around it is something else to deal with. We are thankful that he is physically well but the emotional and psychological problems are sometimes almost overwhelming. I will spare you all the details, I just know you all care and I need a little extra support right now.


June 19, 2004 - Msg 21852: prayers for Sean and you and all involved Boo..signed: SPOT the"on my knees"dog of your porch..

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21853: Boo, you got the prayers of the porchsters for sure! I 'll mention Sean at prayer request time at preachin, and later prayer meeting.
Lord, Jesus, surround Sean with your mighty hand and sent the Holy Spirit to fill him with His healing power. Amen" Hang in there Boo, God is near.
Ro, sure hope you kept that special paper. That was neat.
We get blackbirds with very short tails in our backyard. Any idea what they are?
My annv started with a big breakfast.
Now just kinda lazin' around. Spot, get those floodlights turned on the backyard, we'll be by for brisket and then we'll see if we still can do the twist! Get out the hulahoops!
Bring your best spouse (teehee)and put on your best jeans or other duds, and someone bring the slaw. Pipeman bring the squeezins.
Ellen, we did an APB for you and others earlier.
Glad to see that Barn's dragnet pulled ya back to us.
OK, let's all warm up with a few bars of "My Mule's Run Away." Maybe that guy with the tape recorder will get us a big contract!
Ya all take care. A one-a and a two-a...

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21854: MDC, I did indeed keep that paper, and it's neat to look at it now and then. You can see his entries and mine, as the ink changes. We just blacked in the squares each time, so there's a lot of ink! Memories.....

Boo, you know I'll be praying for Sean. I just felt a special bond with that child, and found him to be such a sweetheart. Whatever his difficulties are, I pray the Lord will lift them and let him just be a happy-go-lucky little boy.

Ratticus and family are alive and well in my back yard, but I've about decided they're little woodrats, and no threat to my household, so I'll leave them alone. If another Catticus comes along and thins the ranks, so be it, that's nature's way. They've probably been out there all along, I just didn't know it until I started supplying groceries to the wild things, and sitting here watching their antics.

Everyone have a lovely, peaceful, blessed Sabbath tomorrow. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 19, 2004 - Msg 21855: Hey to the porch. Nice to see everyone. Ms. Mayberry, I'm so glad you've decided to sit on the porch a spell. I post at the gossip club too, so I'm glad to see you over here. (I have a different name over there, so I'll just let you figure out who I am!) Romeena, that is so cool about the letter you and your beloved passed back and forth. What memories. Well, 10-4.
- Hazel

"I'll have that crook off the street in 24 hours or my name's not 'Reliable Barney Fife'."

June 20, 2004 - Msg 21856: Thank you so much for your loving concern and prayers. You just don't know (or maybe you do) how it helps to know all of you are there. Being able to "share the weight" so to speak, makes things so much easier.


June 20, 2004 - Msg 21857: Well Hazel I'll have to put my brain to work to figure it out. Don't tell me.

Boo I will keep your little boy in prayer. Some of my students have a full platter to deal with. The seem to bounce back.

Ms. Mayberry

June 20, 2004 - Msg 21858: WHEW....great ho-down last night..thanks all for cleaning up...and for the slaw !..breakfast before preachin...big Sunday one....contry ham,hash browns ,scrambled eggs with cheese,bisquits with milk gravy,sausage links,thick sliced baacon,fruit,cold mild coffee and bottled water....signed: SPOT the"today is race day"dog of your porch...lights are on for Church !

June 20, 2004 - Msg 21859: Happy Daddy's Day Y'all!
possum under a rock

P.S. God Bless your little boy,Boo. He'll be in my prayers.

June 20, 2004 - Msg 21860: Ya'll are so kind, you just make me cry.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you wonderful dads!


June 20, 2004 - Msg 21861: Morning all and Happy Fathers Day to all.
Prayers for your situation Boo. Hope all works out ok.
Good to see you Ms. Mayberry. I know who Hazel is but I'll let her tell you. She ain't no chicken over there, I'll tell you that much.
Charlotte, I did get rid of my hiccups. I'm not like Barney though. When I got em I kept on eating anyway. Ain't no lousey hiccup gonna stop me from eating. Uh uh, you gotta do better than that to keep me away from the dinner table. Guess I'm a bit piggish, you reckon?
Speaking of eatin, sounds like a good breakfast Spot. I'm coming over right now.
Hope you all have a great Sabbath and good to see you possum. We don't see enough of you or AFD for that matter. AFD, my wife is into that geneology stuff in a big way also.

P.S. For Mary Wiggins I quote Jay Leno.
What a great time to be a sports fan in Detroit. The Pistons are playing well, the Tgers are playing well, and the Lions aren't playing at all.
(I thought that was a good un.)

June 20, 2004 - Msg 21862: WOW YALL...my mom cooked us dads day lunch...honey baked ham,tater salad,fresh green beans,squash [from my garden]...corn bread..she cooked plenty yall fix ya a plate..signed: SPOT the"@#%%$ got my mouth full" dog of your porch

June 20, 2004 - Msg 21863: Happy Father's Day, everybody! May God, who knows what troubles all of our hearts, be with Boo and her son, and with everyone who has a heavy sorrow, worry, or care. What a gift to have that strong and blessed presence in our lives! I hope you're all having a special day. This would have been my Dad's birthday. We lost him to Alzheimer's three years ago, and he's "sitting right on my shoulder" today. Romeena, I'll bet that treasured paper brings a smile to your face every time you touch it! We've had a pretty quiet day--my husband decided he wanted to go out for Chinese food for lunch, so we drove over to a town about 17 miles away--the five of us and my Mom. Then we came home and he decided he'd have a nap, so he's been snoozing the afternoon away. I figured a good present would be to just let the poor fella alone while I kept the kids busy! I'd better go and get some supper fixed. That ham and tater salad sounds awfully good! God bless!


June 20, 2004 - Msg 21864: Happy Fathers Day to all our Mayberry Men!

What makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The Joy of a morning in Spring,
The Faith of a mustard seed,
The patients of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so He called it...

Ellen Brown

June 20, 2004 - Msg 21865: Boo, I know God is with you and your son, my prayers also are with you both.

Ellen Brown

June 20, 2004 - Msg 21866: Ro, That was very sweet how you and your hubby counted off the days, my son and his wife are kinda doing that only with the Sundays, He told her he would be gone a certain number of Sundays and each Sunday after they have attened Church they will mark off that Sunday and thus goes the count down. I'll have to tell Mia of you and your hubbies count down.

Ellen Brown

June 20, 2004 - Msg 21867: hope all the fathers had a great day....Pipeman..did you get to see the race today ,Kasey Kane came soooo close to winning his first one ,it wont be long until he does.
everyone have a great evening
mayberry deputy

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21868: Kasey will get his win...hey mayberry deputy,Ro,Ellen,and all the porch..steak egg and cheese bisquits this morning...get ya two if ya want ..signed: SPOT the"at work and its hot in georgia" dog of your porch....lights are on..ruff ruff.

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21869:

something my sister-in-law sent me, it is cute..
Thanks for the chow Spot. My son just left Ga. in December, he went to Korea, now on his way to Iraq. I like the smaller towns in Ga. like Covington and Rome etc.

After 17 years of marriage, a man dumped his wife for his young secretary. His new girlfriend demanded that she wanted to live in the couple's multi-million dollar home, and since the man's lawyers were a little better, he prevailed.

He gave his now ex-wife just 3 days to move out.

She spent the first day packing her belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.

On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things.

On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table by candlelight, put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of Chardonnay.

When she had finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimp shells, dipped in caviar, into the hollow of the curtain-rods. She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.

When the husband returned with his new girlfriend, all was bliss for the first few days. Then slowly, the house began to smell. They tried everything; cleaning & mopping and airing the place out. Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned. Air- fresheners were hung everywhere.

Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which they had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting.

Nothing worked. People stopped coming over to visit...Repairmen refused to work in the house...The maid quit...Finally, they could not take the stench any longer and decided to move.

A month later, even though they had cut their price in half, they could not find a buyer for their stinky house. Word got out, and eventually, even the local realtors refused to return their calls.

Finally, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.

The ex-wife called the man, and asked how things were going. He told her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely, and said that she missed her old home terribly, and would be willing to reduce her divorce settlement in exchange for getting the house back...

Knowing his ex-wife had no idea how bad the smell was, he agreed on price that was about 1/10th of what the house had been worth...But only if she were to sign the papers that very day. She agreed, and within the hour, his lawyers delivered the paperwork.

A week later, the man and his new girlfriend stood smirking as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home...

...including the curtain rods.

Have a great day all

Ellen Brown

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21870: hello,ellen brown, this is sara speaking to ya.....i love the eps about the little old woman named emma....when the escaped man is in her house and she is trying to tell andy and barney he is behind the door....when andy asked her about any aches or pains, she just says she is fine....then andy says to barney, have you ever known a time when emma didnt want to explain how the pain starts here and then shoots clear up to there.....then andy says somethin strange is going on.... another ep has her wanting a certain pill that is a sugar pill but she doesnt know that is all it is....ellie is the new lady druggist and she does not understand the arrangement the former pharmacist had with the dr. of emma....to satisfy her every pain, he just gives her a placibo......the whole town takes food to the ailing emma......because she dosent have a prescription ellie wont give her any pills.....andy said i always wondered why he only charged her a dime for those pills.....mind over matter.......my friend who has cancer in her eye is doing much better, she wont lose her eye and she will have reconstructive surgery around it to diminish any scarring......thank you everyone on the porch for your continued prayers for her.....she is such a beautiful person inside and out.....sometimes we have trials along the way and it can make us stronger and bring a deeper faith....love, sara p.s. tomorrow i will be decorating our fellowship hall with flags and gossamer blue fabric with silver stars and twinkling clear lights behind the gossamer, it is going to be a fun night...we will have jitterbugging dancers and an announcer talking about old time products over one of those microphones from the 40s with balloons and streamers and stars dangling everywhere.....i love to decorate and i am really looking forward to a great night on sat. bye for now,sara

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21871: also i hope all the daddies had a great fathers day yesterday...we gave my husband a josh groban cd of his music....we watched his concert on pbs on sat. night ....a great show, he reminds me of my hubby when he was a high school kid....big curly hair and real thin with a similar singing voice also to josh groban....he is the one who sings ,you raise me up....it sounds almost like ,you are the wind beneath my wings, i guess it is hard to write any original music anymore, seems like everything is similar or a remake these days....here i am sounding like an old lady, but it is the truth about music nowadays....love,sara

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21872: Good morning Sara. Emma is a favorite. Is she Emma Brand or Emma Watson or is that two different people? Ellen Brown, loved the curtain rod story!! I'm really glad you swept the porch, Sterling. Thank you. Hope you didn't take my comment as complainin'! We had a pretty good day here yesterday. I think my husband was in a pretty good mood. Congrats to Ellen's son on his marriage. Ro, I enjoyed your description of the FIGMO chart. That's really neat. Do you still have it? Better get to work. Good luck to you and yers.
Charlotte Tucker

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21873: MDC, sorry I missed your anniversary. I didn't get the gals together in time. But I'm all for a belated party if everyone else is! I'll bring the potato salad! I think we should play 50s and 60s tunes--those are my favorites. Briscoe can play Never Hit Yer Grandma with a Great Big Stick! That'un makes me cry.

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21874: hey ct,ellen yer welcome..hey sara, going fishing today when i get off of work at 2..may have us a mess for supper will let ya know..if im not back will one of you nice ladys fix a little bite for supper...? thanks signed: SPOT the" goma fo fishing" dog of your porch..lights are on!

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21875: Ellen Brown, that was hilarious! They got what they deserved. And I'm a guy, too. Although I would never run off with my secretary, even if I had one.

You're welcome, Charlotte! No, I didn't think you were complaining. I don't think you are the complaining type, as far as I know. ;)

Boo, my heart goes out to you and your boy. Hang in there.

My brother came up over the weekend so my daughter got to play with her cousins. She had a lot of fun. And her saying she loved me right out of the blue after we came out of Chuck E. Cheese was the best Father's Day gift I could ever get!

-Sterling Holobyte

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21876: Morin' porch! happy Monday! Thanks for the well wishes CT. We had a nice celebration. Will pray for you and yours. You all are so special!
Hope ya all had a good weekend. Casey Kane will will a race yet.
Good to see becca again. What ever happened to Salt and Pepper?
Thanks for the breakfast spot and for the yard dance. My old bones are hurtin from tryin to do the Lindie!(teehee) Flood lights are off til next time.
"Mayberry, gateway to danger!"

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21877: Hello to Sara, glad y'all enjoied the little story, I'll have to tell Bo, my sister-in-law y'all enjoied it. Got to get back to work later.

Ellen Brown

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21878: Hello, anyone home ? :)

Ellen Brown

June 21, 2004 - Msg 21879: Hi, all. Just passin' by on my way to work tonight. Rob just left, on her way back home to Fredericksburg. We had a lovely long weekend, spent time with my son and his wife and my grandsons, then just spent today running around and having fun. Bought bird and squirrel food, went to the farmer's market, stuff like that. Now I have to go to work.

Yes, CT, I do still have the FIGMO chart. It's one of my treasures. Brings back so many memories.

Wish I could sit here a while longer, but have to be at work in half an hour, and am still in my jeans and a T-shirt. Oh, well. Everyone have a great evening. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 22, 2004 - Msg 21880: Good morning, porchsters! It's been awhile since I've been the first one up! There's coffee and fresh cinnamon rolls here for ya'll! Enjoy!
Charlotte Tucker

June 22, 2004 - Msg 21881: Hi y'all from the Mile High City! This may be my last post for a while, didn't want anyone to start fretting. I'll be lurking but not typing. I had some testing yesterday that electronnally confirms my condition. I'll meet the surgeon tomorrow - can't wait! Like meeting a rock star or some famous movie star. Reckon he'll let me take his picture? He ain't FBI so it should be OK. I go to the hospital Thursday and will be able to fly home on the 30th. (no, he ain't sewing wings on me... I'll take a plane)

Prayers for pipeman and all those who need them, hay to Ro, Plum, EB, MDC, Sterling, Spot, CT, Asa, sam scott, tom, sara and mayberry deputy.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Barney (very impressed): "FBI!"

June 22, 2004 - Msg 21882: not to much luck fishing yeaterday...caught a few...but got a big pot of beef stew for supper tonight...beef cubes and taters and onions carrots,celery,gona be good..ready at about 6:00..will one of you ladys cook a pawn of cornbread and someone bring some slaw ...ok?..going to white water park tomorrow with the kids and my friend...90 here in ga..gona carry some sandwiched in a brown paper bag...signed: SPOT the"gona get cooled off tomorrow" talking dog of your porch ...lights are on !

June 22, 2004 - Msg 21883: Good Morning Porch!

Hey Mrs. Wiley, I hope your appointment goes well with the surgeon. I am glad to know you will be lurking, but I sure hope you can type a word or two here or there and let us know how you are doing!

Thanks for the cinnamon rolls and coffee Charlotte Tucker, they's mmm-mmm good!

Hey to Romeena, I guess you just have to learn to live with Ratticus! Just don't let them steal too much of the food you are leaving out for the birds and squirrels!

Asa, that was a good one by Jay Leno! The Tigers have already won more games this year than they did ALL of last year! Can you imagine that!? So they are definitely playing better. As for the Lions...we'll see!

Loved the story by Ellen Brown!

Happy Belated Father's Day to all you wonderful Dads out there. It seems in the culture we live in today, a lot of movies and television shows depict fathers as morons or unneeded baggage in society today. I just want to encourage all you dads, the most important job you have is that of father, and thank God for every one of you! You're the tops!

Have a great Mayberry kind of day!
Mary Wiggins

June 22, 2004 - Msg 21884: Oops, Sorry Spot, didn't see you there, I hope I didn't rock on your tail!


June 22, 2004 - Msg 21885: Hello everyone ,MRS WILEY ... hope all goes well when you meet with the surgeon .SPOT.. the beef stew sounds great ,have a great mayberry day
mayberry deputy

June 22, 2004 - Msg 21886: Prayers for Mrs Wiley, pipeman, Boo, CT and all you porch setters! (No photos of the FBI now!)
MW, thanks for your nice thoughts.
Saw "Barney gets His Man" last night about the crim that escapes after Barney gets him.
One of my most favorite, tender scenes is when Thelma Lou fears for barney's life and tries to get him to leave town. You can see her anguish!
In all the other eps I dont recall such a moment with Thel and Barn except at the end of the cave rescue. Now that is must see TV!!
Spot, the grub was tasty again as usual.
I'm grillin brats tonight if anyone's interested.
kraut, sliced tomatoes, all the fixin's, chips,
and a big pitcher of sun tea!
Thanks for the rolls CT. Ever have a warm cinnabun? Mmm-mmm good!
A super "Andy day" to ya all.

June 22, 2004 - Msg 21887: BTW, I don't know if any of you other porchsters ever read the guestbook, but there is currently an interesting post from a lady who knew Frances Bavier. Was even invited to the set one time.
Well, dont take any wooden nickels.

June 22, 2004 - Msg 21888: MDC slang me a brat on the grill please!..love those things...gona take my son and about 6 of us going on a late night power line 4-wheeler ride tonight..stop and build a bamp fire and cook hotdogs....well back to work...signed: SPOT the"brat eating" dog of your porch

June 22, 2004 - Msg 21889: Evenin' porchster. Just home from watchin' my son play two great games of basketball. He just seems to be maturing and improving all the time. Purty proud of that boy. My daughter is at a basketball camp this week too. She did well at the camp among the girls there last year but then they only had one set of awards for both boys and girls. That was pretty disappointing for her. This year we told her to just go up there planning on beating those boys! Don't know if she will but she's giving it a good shot. Personally, if they are going to invite both I feel they should give awards for both, but maybe that's women's lib I don't know. Many prayers for your surgeon and you, Mrs. Wiley. Hey to spot, MCD, Mary Wiggins, Ellen Brown, Asa, Sara, Sterling, Ro. Where's pipeman and goober? No Mavis or Salty lately either. Hazel, how's yer reunion goin? The checks are finally starting to roll in for mine. It is the last weekend in July. When's yers?
Well, I'm off to watch some Andy on DVD. Hey to those I haven't seen for awhile--Sam Scott, Frankie Flint, Jelsik, Briscoe, Dež, Helen, homemaker, fun girl, and possum!
Charlotte Tucker


June 23, 2004 - Msg 21890: Hi all - just a quick note to say "Hey".
Prayers for Mrs. Wiley, Sean, pipeman and all others who need it. God Bless!


June 23, 2004 - Msg 21891: Reunion's going well, Charlotte. The checks are starting to roll in here, too. Ours is August 13th and 14th. Won't they be surprised to see we haven't changed a bit!
- Hazel

June 23, 2004 - Msg 21892: Yes, indeed, Hazel. I've changed nary a bit. Are you using classmates.com for yours? I'm just using the emails from there. I was tempted to sign up for their reunion planner thing but there was a list of terms and conditions a mile long so I quit reading and gave up. (Red tape on the internet can easily put me off.) Hey to you AFD! I forgot you on my last list of howdys. I didn't really forget you; I just couldn't think of your initials. I thought it was AFC but couldn't remember so I left you off. (Forgive me.) I forgot what does AFD stand for??
Charlotte Tucker

June 23, 2004 - Msg 21893: Andy's Favorite Dish!

June 23, 2004 - Msg 21894: A.K.A. Leg-a-lamb.


June 23, 2004 - Msg 21895: Hey Ya'll...hope everyone on the porch is doing well. Asa, AFD, CT, Hazel, MDC, pipeman, SPOT!(I'm hungry!), Boo and EVER-BODY else, hope you're all having a Mayberry kind of day!

Things are nice here in Chicager...Cubs are winning (WHAT?@?), Sox are not at the bottom (WHAT??!??!?) and the sun is actually shining!

Don't know if there are a lot of fans...but I REALLY like Montgomery Gentry, and today they have their VERY first #1 hit!! :-) I'm so proud! They're from my neck of the woods (Gods country...it's a local call from KY :-))

Last but not least...today is my sons 13th birthday...Lord help us! :-D


June 23, 2004 - Msg 21896: Hey to Goober!


June 23, 2004 - Msg 21897: Or "lol" for leg-o-lamb. (teehee)
Saw the ep "Barney's replacement" locally last night. Forgot that that is the ep where barn says "Who's been messing with the bulletin Board!"
and I love the part about gettin "official verification to take the poster down."
Spot, you've got official verification to start dinner! thanks, your a cad.
Also a neat line that gets lost in the conversation is " a wink's as good as a nod to a blind mule."
Well, not much else happenin here today, so I'll just keep up the prayers for any ailin porchsters, the troops and leaders.
hey to AFD, MW, CT pipeman, salty, MD, sara, and all.
It's hot in Phoenix today. How hot? Dang hot!
I Need to set a spell in front of the fan with a cold bottle of pop. moer later,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 23, 2004 - Msg 21898: well last night all the ladies from our church choir came to help put up the flag decorations for our uso show....the show is on sat. nite.....we did a nice job of the putting up.....but now those decorations are trying to creep down....im going to buy more of the clear wide tape and im gonna have to take my little ladder and make the tape pieces longer to loop over the plastic flags that are framing the stage.....im thinking the tape wasnt long enough the first time......im not griping, im just going to fine tune the thing......we used blue fabric and little clear lights around the bottom of the stage....the blue material is sort of framing the flags without lights......it looks so pretty, im going to take a picture because im sure we wont be doing this show again for a long time......the flags were taped at home with 8 together on one row, and 8 on the next.....these flags are the kind you order from a party catalog and shipped to my home......light and plastic but they get heavier with tape on the back.....it will be fine i am a perfectionist to a fault....to the point of driving myself crazy....have a great mayberry porch kind of day,sara

June 23, 2004 - Msg 21899: My goodness sara, do you sew band uniforms too!?
You and Clara are always so busy.
(Seriously now, How about a staple gun?)
A P B for pipeman!! Whare are ya?
HM, Boo, etc, is it vacation time?

June 23, 2004 - Msg 21900: Hello MDC,PIPEMAN, SPOT,ASA ,MRS WILEY and all the other great folks on the porch .SARA ..good luck on your USO show ,sounds like fun .everyone have a good evening
mayberry deputy

June 23, 2004 - Msg 21901:
Hey Folks,

It's been awhile since I've stopped by. Our computer turned up DOA one morning about ohhhh I guess about 7-8 weeks ago. I was not gonna replace it until the fall but with the war and the election I need to be surfing. Right now I'm using my brothers so I'd thought I'd say howdy to you all. So, howdy to you all. Good to see your posts I've missed you folks save me a rocker I'll be back soon.

God Bless W and our Troops.

June 23, 2004 - Msg 21902: Hey AFD, (Andy's Favorite Dish), my son turned 13 in October and he's not a terrible teen at all. We really get along pretty well and he seems much more mature lately than he was. Oh sure he has his moments but we like him purty fine. Good luck with your teenager!
Charlotte Tucker

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21903: Hey everybody! I hope you all had a happy Wednesday! GOOBER, my middle 'un (daughter) turned 13 in March. She's a great kid, but sometimes we think this one just might do us in! She goes from filling us with joy one minute to making us rip our hair out the next! We're awfully thankful to have all three of them, though. Beautiful weather in southern MN today. My tomato plants are getting huge and are just starting to blossom. The mosquitoes are terrible. My son wanted to know why God created them. I told him I thought it might be to make us thankful for the times of the year when they're not around! He asks a lot of very Opie-like questions. My challenge is to come up with enough Andy-like answers. Have a lovely Thursday, everybody! God's blessings to all.


June 24, 2004 - Msg 21904: Good morning to the porch and God Bless you all. Signing off for a spell, ~ Mrs. Wiley

Andy: "Yeah... one day, happy and laughing, the next day... (SNAP)."

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21905: God Bless you too, Mrs. Wiley.
- Hazel

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21906: Our thoughts and prayers go with you Mrs. Wiley and welcome back to Auh2o.


June 24, 2004 - Msg 21907: Hey All, I watched my episode of "Stranger In Town" last night. I really love that particuliar one. Vegas is nice but nothing like the South. There is this new barbacue place that just opened in Vegas. They are trying their best to make Southern cooking but failed of course. But to their credit, there was a line going outside the door. Those poor souls don't know any better. Glad to see ya'll are doing well. Take care and have a Mayberry Kinda Day!

Ed Sawyer

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21908: last night at choir practice, judy suggested a staple gun also.....after the choir director said that the decorations looked great but the end flags are falling down....i told judy after her suggestion about the staples, that the director said we werent allowed to put any holes anywhere....she said it wont show on top of the light boxes where the tape originally was on top of the flags, we are going to be sneaky and use some nails with the hammer, very gently....i think i will feel better if i tell the director about our plans....im prepared for her to say no, so im bringing some long ,wide clear tape to put up there also.....i know this sounds kind of crazy but i take these volunteer decorating jobs seriously....judy is in charge of the table decor and her assistant brought in some stuff that had cat urine on them ,needless to say everyone could smell that stuff for miles, even after i got home i could still smell it in my nose the rest of the night.......she took them home and poured bleach on them in her bathtub....there were plastic flags with a shiny red garland for the tabltetop designs....judy wants mason jars with sand inside to put little flags in with helium red ,white and blue balloons....we are filling them on saturday morning....it will take a lot of volunteers but we plan on filling 142 of them.....we will give them away to kids and anyone else that wants them .......whew....im bushed just talkin about it.....she brought the cat stuff last night ,and the bleach did the trick no more smelly cat.....ha ,ha,....no, i do not make band uniforms, but if i had a pattern i might try it....i always loved the movies where they put on a show, like mickey and judy did, it is in my nature to do things like that.....the teachers always gave me extra credit for decorating their classrooms,if you got it flaunt it.....bye,bye for now ,love sara

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21909: hey Goober,sara,md,hazel,asa,auh2o,and all of the porch.....tonight its fried salmond pattys,bisquits,cream corn,sliced tomatoes,green onions,orange koolaid, will someone bring dome slaw....signed: SPOT the"been storming here in ga"dog of your porch....most of the lights are on....

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21910: SPOT...the menu sounds great ,you know what they say "eating speaks louder than words"
mayberry deputy

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21911: read back and just wanted to say my son turns 13 this year.....we must all have started about the same time....SPOT

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21912: I love that episode too, Ed Sawyer! It's the most twilight-zone-esque of the TAGS episodes, at least at first. Plus I like the premise of it.

Had some violent weather here on the midwest section of the porch. Even had a tornado touch down about 7 miles from here. Luckily no one was hurt in that one. Unfortunately someone did get killed by another tornado in another part of the state.
I almost knew something was going to happen just because it was too perfect of a day yesterday. The sun was out for most of the day, the temperature was warm but not hot, and winds were calm although there was still a nice breeze. Then it changed in like an hour, and before long we were heading down to the basement as the sirens went off. Then it was over almost as quickly as it came, and the sun came back out. Talk about twilight zone-esque?!

Hope everyone is safe wherever you are!
-Sterling Holobyte

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21913: Good afternoon, everyone! Blessings upon all you parents of teenagers. I loved every minute of it, but wouldn't do it again for all the tea in China! At my age, the Plum is all the responsibility and challenge I want.

Welcome back, AuH20). We've missed you. You always have something thoughtful and upbeat to say.

Prayers and good wishes for all our friends with health problems, family challenges, all those things that put bumps in our road. Remember, this too shall pass.

The Plum and I leave early in the morning for Florida, will be out there until July 5. I may be able to drop by the Florida porch and visit a spell, not sure. I'm going to be introduced to my new computer while there, take it for a test drive, etc., and then it will be shipped, timed to arrive in Texas a day or so after I do. It will have all the data and settings from this old one, and some new programs and plug-ins as well. That takes care of the worst part of replacing a computer - transferring everything.

Well, got a zillion things to do, plus the Plum has to get a bath and be made beeyootiful for the trip. Sure do wish Mavis could do her, but she's on a pretty far end of the porch from us, so guess I'll do it myself. Good thing she's patient with me.

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

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21914: Good Evening Porch!

Well, Spot says y'all started at the same time with your 13 year olds. I guess I started and stopped and started again! I have a 22, 20 and 6 year old! The 20 year old went down to Detroit to see the fireworks last night. They always put on a grand show, but this year some ignoramus got into an argument with some other ignoramus and of course one decided to start shooting into the crowd. Pure Nitwit. My son was about 100 yards away, and thankfully he didn't get hurt. I guess 9 people were shot, one critically, but no one has died. It just makes me sooo mad that some people could care less about the misery they bring to others. The 9 people who were shot were all innocent by-standers and the shooter and the person he was arguing with got away and haven't been caught yet.

Romeena, I hope you like your new computer! How nice that someone is helping you transfer all the settings, etc. Sure sounds like you have great family!

Hey Sara, I can't understand someone who would bring decorations in that condition! I have gone to a few tag sales (not TAGS sales!) and I am surprised at what some people try to sell at them! (Dirty smelly clothes, etc.)

Hey Ed, did that barbecue place close? It's a shame if it did. Maybe someone else will open one up and do it right!

I will be praying for you Mrs. Wiley. May all go well for you, and we look forward to hearing from you again real soon...

Good to hear from you again AuH20!

I best be getting up out of this here rocker and get a few things done.

Wishing you all a wonderful sunset, Mayberry Style...

Mary Wiggins

June 24, 2004 - Msg 21915: Hi ya all.
Sterling- I guess what you describe is the "calm before the storm". Hope it settles down there.
APB for the pipeman! Mavis and others too.
Ro-have a good trip. looks like lots of folks travelin'
Please keep my 2 rels ansd all the troops in your prayers as the 30th gets closer. Thanks! it can be nerve racking, that's why my visits to the porch help so much!
Saw "Aunt Bea's Encounter" last night. Wasnt sure if I was watching Tags or Green Acres! (teehee) I love the part where aunt bea brings out the glass of lemonade and passes up Andy's outstretched hand to give it to Mr Wheeler!
Italian sausage and Cottage fries all simmering together in the skillet. Smells good and tastes even better. Good eve all!

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21916: Sterling, glad ya'll survived that tornado weather. Mary Wiggins, that is an awful story about the Dee-troit fireworks. Glad your son was not injured. Some people just got no sense--no sense t'all! Picked up my son from bball camp yesterday. He was in many of the finals of the different compet-i-tions and won the hot shots compet-i-tion. He didn't make the all-star team though which was very disappointing since he was only one of two of our guys who got into the finals. The other one and another guy who wasn't in any of the compet-i-tions got on it. Go figure. His dad was mighty disappointed, but we still know he's a great player. Today my little girl goes up against all those boys in her camp. I really doubt she'll get any awards and I KNOW she'll be majorly disappointed and she doesn't hide it well. Say a prayer for her. Ya'll have a great day. I'm off to weed!
Charlotte Tucker

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21917: Hello everyone! I hope some of you can help me.
I live in Miami,Fl and I own a 1960 Mayberry Sheriff Car.I have been looking fo a authentic looking Sheriff uniform patch.I have looked in most Mayberry sites and no one seems to be able to help.Weavers carries a Deputy patch ,but it is to small and it is just not evenclose to the original...I am willing to pay up to $100.00 per patch I need two but if somone only has one is ok.Plese feel free to email me or call.
phone:786-399-2887 Thanks to everyone!

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21918: how can i join fan club

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21919: MARY WIGGINS, no the barbacue place hasn't closed down. The cooks do need to go to the South and learn the proper way of preparing our excellent cuisine. STERLING, you made it through the tornado thank goodness. One actually touched down near Las Vegas last week but it was so hot it changed it's mind and went to Oklahoma. Glad the porch is well. Take care and have a Mayberry Kinda Weekend!

Ed Sawyer

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21920: Sharpie, I'm not sure where you could get patches.
Maybe at a memorbilia show. I think they wore a patch on only one arm. Now i will have to look more closely.
ASA- I hear they found some really OLD folks in your neck o the woods. Read about it in our paper.
What a well preserved find!
Hope ya all are doing well. Prayers for pipeman, sean, mrs wiley, Ro and all.
Last night's local ep was Mayberry goes Bankrupt where the old man has the 100 year old bond. (Only it's confederate) Another good lesson and show with a good moral, but i guess reallly they all were. Funny how they were all pitching in to help fix the house until they found out the note was no good, then turned on him again.
(fair-weather friends!!) Have a good weekend, get to preachin', enjoy a race, love life!
You is good folk!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21921: Hello all!

How are you? I'm great! I'm back from Nashville. The Mayberry weekend was the best thing I have ever done!! It started with the Aunt Bee(chicken and Mashed taters) dinner on Friday Night. I sat next to the guy that impersonates Briscoe Darling! What a stroke of luck for me. He was dressed in charater. There was an Howard Spreague, Barney Fife, Earnest T. Bass, Otis Campbell, Aunt Bee and Floyd the barber(Alan Newsome).

There was a show after dinner. With Betty Lynn(Thelma Lou), Elinore Donahue(Miss Ellie), Don Knotts(Barney Fife), Howard Morris(Earnest T. Bass) George Lindsay(Goober) and Maggie Petterson(Charlene Darling) and the Dillards(The Boys). They all talked about how wonderful the Andy Griffith Show was. They showed scenes from the show. They did the Barney sings skit. Where Barney thinks he is singing with the chior but, really isn't.

The next day the all signed my Mayberry Book I have. I got pictures with Goober, Earnest T. Bass, Barney Fife and Thelma Lou(she held on to me and kissed me). I told her," I won't wash for a week!" They are all wonderful people! And I love each and everyone. The Opryland Hotel isn't bad either. The package included tickets to the Grand Old Opry. That was fun too. The Andy Griffith Show cast was introduced. It was great! What a great weekend for me!


Briscoe Darling Jr.

P.S. I never told you because, I wanted to surprise you! :-)

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21922: Briscoe, I am green with envy. Boy that must have been a real treat. Good on ya and thanks for the report. Your account will probably be as close as I will ever get to something like that. Sounds like Thelma Lou is a real doll.
Hey MDC, I heard just a tad about that. Should be fun to see all that they uncover.
Romeena, I reckon you already left but have a good and safe trip. Bring us home some oranges.
Message #21918, I'm not sure what fan club you are talking about. If you mean here on the porch just jump in and start talking. Were pretty laid back here, except homemaker and her durn goats. Them things will eat anything.
Well it's Friday afternoon here and boy am I glad. Been a long stressful week. Looking forward to a week of unwinding.
Hope you all have a good one.


June 25, 2004 - Msg 21923: WOW BDjr..what a weekend!...hey asa,ed,mdc...tonight its fried catfish, hush puppys,hot peppers,green beans,ice tea..ready at 6 , will someone bring some slaw?...signed: SPOT the"wish i had gone to nashville" dog of your porch

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21924: Well, we're off for NC tomorrow to head to my niece's wedding. Six of us in the mini-van--ages 82 on down to my youngest, age 9. Could be a long drive! We'll be back in a couple of weeks. God bless , everybody!


June 25, 2004 - Msg 21925: "Hey" to everyone! My computer was down again AND I had Vacation Bible School this week so haven't been doing much sittin' on the porch.

We have had alot of severe weather here in South Texas but no tornados. Tons of rain!

Thanks for your prayers for Sean. I have seen some improvement this week.

Not much time to chat, I'm afraid. Just wanted to check in. Sure sounds like a fun weekend, Briscoe!


June 25, 2004 - Msg 21926: Briscoe, what a wonderful trip! Wish all the porchsters could have met up there and rocked a while on the porch. Prayers for all the rains, VBS teachers, and those ailin'. Special ones for those traveling over the holiday. Gotta go to bed, it's my Saturday to work (ho hum) with a 2am wake up call. See ya tomorrow ~ New Neighbor

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21927: I just finished feeding the kids and cleaning the kitchen. Man, I wish I could escape to Mayberry! I am so tired and the kids just never seem to get tired. I have had my friend Paul's foster son with me all week so he could go to VBS and he and my son tend to fight over what to do, what to watch on TV, etc....anyway, it is ALWAYS something. I can just imagine what it would be like to be taking a walk in Mayberry in the cool of the evening and strolling up to the drugstore for a soda pop, then maybe drop in on Andy at home just to sit and visit. Maybe he would play his guitar and we could sing. Doesn't that just sound real fine? Then, later in the evening, the Darlin's would drop by and sing, "There is a time for us to wander.....". Then Aunt Bee would serve her apple pie and coffee and we would just sit on the porch and listen to the crickets.....and hopefully....at some point.....someone.....would tell the story of The Golden Arm!

Hope ya'll have a real special evening,

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21928: Boo, that's sounds like Andy's story to the boys on the campout! Glad VBS went well for all.
Maybe sean and the other boy could work at Foley's!
My oh my lots of travelin. ya all be careful.
Prayers for the stormin places!
I had a long week also. The pie was deeliscious and really hit the spot.guess it's about time for some shut eye!
Have a good weekend all, see ya round Mondee!
May God Bless!