June 25, 2004 - Msg 21929: Looks like we should be sweepin this porch soon!

June 25, 2004 - Msg 21930: I'll be darned, I did it!! Us Darlin's usually dont do such servile work! (teehee)

June 26, 2004 - Msg 21931: Boy dont the porch look nice and clean tonight?Sorry I aint been around much, I have been nursing a sick computer this week. But I think it's gonna pull through after all. Hope you all are doing good. Glad the weekend is here ya'll have a good one. Love to ya's all--Salty Dog

June 26, 2004 - Msg 21932: Asa - you best keep quiet about my goats! Well -tomorrow we are off to vacation land. . .hope to make it to TX and back home. It looks like Tuesday will be our day at Six Flags in Oklahoma City. That should be fun for the boys.

Ya'll take care - I have a million things to do before tomorrow morning. . .


June 26, 2004 - Msg 21933: Thanks for sweepin', MDC. It looks nice. Do you think you and the boys could haul some of the furniture out into the yard? Then you could mop it too!
- Hazel

Briscoe: That's the cleanest cookin' woman as I ever did see.
Andy: Aunt Bee believes cleanliness is next to godliness.
Briscoe: That's a combination hard to come by. Neat and reverent.

June 26, 2004 - Msg 21934: Hazel, you are so witty the way you come up with those perfect TAGS quotes! What would this porch be without you?

Sure hope Homemaker has a nice, safe trip. A preacher once said that he thought h-ll must be standing in line at an amusement park line for eternity! Hope Six Flags Over Oklahoma is good for her and the family. Ahhhhh, Texas is summertime....can't you just smell the steam? heehee. I am very anxious to here what hm has to say about my beloved home state, actually. I forgot to ask her where in Texas she would be visiting.

I sure miss Romeena. Hope she and Sugarplum are enjoying their vacation in Florida.

Better go.....

June 26, 2004 - Msg 21935: MDC - You aiming to hold on to your position in the community? 'Preciate ya sweepin' up.

Hazel - I enjoy your quotin' too! Keep it up!

Hope those "vacationing" have safe trips and make some good memories.

Prayers for pipeman, Mrs. Wiley, Sean and everyone else.

Well not much going on at my end of the porch. Been enjoying unseasonably cool weather. It's been 50's at night and 70's in the daytime. But summer is breathin' down our necks, with 80's next week.

Have a great weekend everyone.

June 26, 2004 - Msg 21936: Wow, AFD, 70's during the day! Where are you from, I forgot? It hasn't been as hot as usual here either due to all the rain. August is usually our hottest month so we have alot of hot weather ahead of us. Hey, thanks for praying for Sean. I cut back some on one of his meds and he has been doing better the last couple of days and today a good friend of mine told me about a class for kids with Dyslexia that begins in the Fall. It is through Scottish Right so it is free to any kid who needs it. My friend says that it really helped his foster son with his reading and phonics so that might be an answer to prayer. You know, if I begin to worry and get bogged down with negative thinking, things just don't go well in any area of my life so I have to trust Sean to a loving God and knowing that others pray for him really keeps hope in my heart. I called an old friend last week that I had not talked to in almost a year and she didn't know that Sean's problems had gotten so much worse over the past several months. She told me that about 2 months ago, God started prompting her to pray for Sean. I was very thankful for that.

Well, I certainly hope you all have a wonderful evening....gotta go!


June 27, 2004 - Msg 21937: It rained here today. I was right there in it!
- Hazel

June 27, 2004 - Msg 21938: That episode Hazel mentioned up in '33 has one of my favorite lines in it...

Briscoe: "I can take some mannering, and I can take some cleaning up, but I ain't about to be beat to death with no spoon!"

And of course....

-- Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

June 27, 2004 - Msg 21939: Hazel, do you have to keep talking about the weather? LOL


June 27, 2004 - Msg 21940: I hope you had an umbrella with you, Hazel. :)
-Sterling Holobyte

June 27, 2004 - Msg 21941: Wow, I made ya all remember one of my favorite
eps too! Love the music and the juggin'!
My best to all you heading off on vacation! keep in touch if ya think of it. Mine aint til August!
I'm just settin a while on the porch this PM...
hummin a few bars of "Church in the Wildwood...
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 27, 2004 - Msg 21942: WOW SRORMS HERE IN GA.....will read the archives, here at the power comp, budy,busy,busy...will someone fix me a sandwich to eat while I work?..please...signed: SPOT the"busy" busy dog of youyr porch

June 27, 2004 - Msg 21943: Wow, Briscoe, That is so cool that you got to meet those people and have a real Mayberry weekend! Where was that and exactly what was it?? I, like Asa, am green with envy.
Well, tryin' to get things caught up around here to go to Florida on Tuesday. Headed for Jacksonville. Hope the weather is dandy there and not like the weather ya'll are talkin' about!
Charlotte Tucker

June 27, 2004 - Msg 21944: What's a SPORM?? heehee


June 27, 2004 - Msg 21945: "Sporm"- soaking, porin' rain storm! of course... heehee. Glad to see Salty Dog postin' again. Hey Salty, we ain't gone at it for a while. Hows about a little fast talkin', good natured sparring? Haven't had a good wit jogging for a long time. Ready? Just let me know...teehee. Hope everyone had a restful Sabbath. It was beautiful here on the porch. 72 degrees and calm. Just picture perfect. What more could ya want? Maybe a visit with the family on the porch. Gonna go there now to listen to the crickets and tree frogs. ~New Neighbor

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21946: ok...ok...ya got me guys and gals STORMS,,ha ha..you know dogs cant type well with these paws !..signed: SPOT the"S[P]TORM watching" dog of you porch..hey was yall poking fun at your old dog?!....and finally all lights are on!

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21947: Good Morning.. porch...Its center cut boneless porck chops, eggs [fried],bisquits,milk gravy,hash browns,sausage links,sliced canalope,coffee,milk,bottled water...ready at 6:45..est...signed: SPOT the"gona get off work this morning and sleep then pick veggies in the garden"dog of your porch...lights are on !

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21948: Spot, that'll lay on your chest!
- Hazel

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21949: Sounds good to me, Spot, I'll take some. Any word from pipeman lately?? Good to see Will Stockdale, Salty, New Neighbor, and Sterling Holobyte.
Charlotte Tucker

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21950: Charlotte, dont ya just love that thick air?
Our usually arrives in August. We have those "lovely" 110 degree days with 70% humidity!
Of coure, the theory is, if one can survive August, Sept, then winter is a real blessing!
Mary W, I see your Tigers whupped my Diamndbacks,
but then again EVERYONE has been beatin up on them lately!
Ok boys, time to put the furniture back in the house!
Another great ep is when Andy and barn sleep over to try to get Earnet T, and all the guys are snoring! gets me rollin on the floor like spot the dog!
Spot, them paws make ya all thumbs, huh!
great eats! Kepp those storms in line now!

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21951: Man, looks like I'M all thumbs too!

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21952: sporm,storm it is doin both here in north texas....the uso show on sat. nite was so neat....my solo was alright, i tried not to be too nervous in front of 300 people at church....we even had a dance floor with people dancing jitterbug and two step....the preacher man danced with his wife and also with his teenaged daughter.....so sweet....i was also with a quartet of women singing sentimental journey....my solo was to a picture of clark gable...at the end ,i pretended to kiss it,with the choir swooning behind me....the flags stayed up behind us after all...we ended up putting lights around the top as well....it was a nice evening ...we served chicken spaghetti, salad, french bread, desserts and tea and coffee.....we waited on tables before singing....whoa, we were busy....i even put lizzie to work serving desserts.....later, the next day ,the older folks said it brought back a lot of wonderful memories.....love to everyone on the porch, sara

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21953: sporm,storm it is doin both here in north texas....the uso show on sat. nite was so neat....my solo was alright, i tried not to be too nervous in front of 300 people at church....we even had a dance floor with people dancing jitterbug and two step....the preacher man danced with his wife and also with his teenaged daughter.....so sweet....i was also with a quartet of women singing sentimental journey....my solo was to a picture of clark gable...at the end ,i pretended to kiss it,with the choir swooning behind me....the flags stayed up behind us after all...we ended up putting lights around the top as well....it was a nice evening ...we served chicken spaghetti, salad, french bread, desserts and tea and coffee.....we waited on tables before singing....whoa, we were busy....i even put lizzie to work serving desserts.....later, the next day ,the older folks said it brought back a lot of wonderful memories.....love to everyone on the porch, sara

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21954: i feel like a dentist around here lately, in the past week i have pulled 4 teeth...the tooth fairy is real busy lately...my kids are getting to the age where they question things like santa ,leprechauns the fairies of different holidays..kind of sad when they stop believin in fantasy...my son is into harry potter ,so he still has a rich imagination, well better go round up some money for the pillow tonight, your tooth fairy telephone operator, sara

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21955: i feel like a dentist around here lately, in the past week i have pulled 4 teeth...the tooth fairy is real busy lately...my kids are getting to the age where they question things like santa ,leprechauns the fairies of different holidays..kind of sad when they stop believin in fantasy...my son is into harry potter ,so he still has a rich imagination, well better go round up some money for the pillow tonight, your tooth fairy telephone operator, sara

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21956: Sara, I see you are posting in stereo, or am I seeing double!? teehee
Hope ya all's day is goin good!

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21957: Whew, Thought a bat had laid its eggs in my hair and I had gone crazy for a minute. Glad your seeing double too MDC.
Is everyone having a good Monday?


June 28, 2004 - Msg 21958: Howdy, all! I'm posting from my daughter-in-law's 'puter here in Florida. My son's has too many bells and whistles, I just leave it alone, but this one I understand. My own new one is here, and will be set up tomorrow by the friend who built it, and I'll take it for a test drive. After everything is done and proven on it, it'll be shipped in time to get to my house a day or so after I do next week. Friends, and sons who have friends, can come in very handy.

It's beautiful here, has rained every evening so far, but the first 2/3 of the day is gorgeous. The rain starts as a thunderstorm, which the Plum doesn't like. My son noticed she was velcroed to my ankle, and told her to be glad she wasn't a giraffe. (teehee) Yes, he's a fan, too. Anyway, the rain here is not a problem. The whole state is a big sandspit, so rain just soaks right in, the lake rises a little, and in the morning, it's all gorgeous and there's no mud. At home, with the clay belt that runs through north Texas, rain like this would have the creeks raging, water standing in everyone's yard, swarms of mosquitoes, and flowers rotting away in their beds. Believe it or not, with a huge mile-wide lake and a hundred-yard wide belt of wetland around it in the back yard, I have yet to see a mosquito. I don't understand it.

The Plum and I had our picture taken today. My son has commissioned an artist to do a watercolor of the two of us together (me and the Plum) and he works from photos. So those were done today, and the watercolor may even be finished before we leave here next Monday.

Boo, I'm glad you're seeing some improvement in Sean. I just know everything is going to turn out well for him. He has such a sweet little spirit.

Well, gotta run. Son and DIL had to go to a business reception, will be home shortly, and we'll have a pleasant evening together. Everyone have a great week, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21959: Hey, great to hear from Ro! Sounds like she is having a nice time (not sure is Sugarplum is, though--poor baby).

Asa, you made me laugh out loud with that "bat eggs in the hair" thing. I just love that TAGS line. jun fw2wwwwwwwwwqaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasqqqqqqqqqqqssssssss (that was my daughter).

Hope ya'll have a great evening. I'll try to come back and visit after the kids are in bed.


June 28, 2004 - Msg 21960: It's a nice evening for setting. Good to hear from Ro, and all. Prayers for pipeman, mrs wiley etc. Good thinkin on doing the turnover 2 days early. Sounds like something Andy would think of.!! Hang in ther gang!

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21961: Evenin' Y'all! Been away from Mayberry for a few days. Every so often I get a hankerin' for a bigger rock to get under,so I went up to North Carolina where that big ole' Chimney of a Rock is! Had a few big sporms AKA storms up there on Friday,but otherwise the weather was real nice. Oh,and I went to Bat Cave too! Ha Ha! That one's for you Asa! There's a little hamlet in NC called Bat Cave for those of you that don't know and yes, there really IS a cave with bats-there's even a tour you can take. Didn't wanna get any crazier than I am,so I steered clear of them bats!
Anybody watching Green Acres? Lisa brought a beauty parlor to Hooterville and BOY, are the ladies gussied up! A bat could have a grand time in some of those hairdos! Ha Ha
Well,I'd better get off the porch and back under my rock- we're expecting some more sporms,uh,STORMS tonight! Y'all have a great evening!
possum under a rock

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21962: RO.. hope you and the plum enjoy the rest of your visit in Fla., and have a safe trip back home
ASA , SPOT , MDC . PIPEMAN ... did you guys watch the cup race Sunday , not much excitement , Im not a road course fan ,but its better than no race at all.. SARA , glad your show went over well
Everyone have a great evening
mayberry deputy

June 28, 2004 - Msg 21963: POSSUM...I am from western N.C. and have been to Chimney Rock and Bat Cave a few times and both are beautiful places ,also saw the episode of green acres thia evening ,it was a funny one with all the ladies crazy hair doos
mayberry deputy

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21964: Hey Boo - I am from SW MO. Our daytime temps are starting to go up this week - supposed to reach the mid 80's but still some low 60's in the overnight hours.
So glad to hear that adjusting the meds has helped Sean out, and that he has an opportunity to get assistance with the reading program. I'll keep the prayers coming!
(Hey BabyGirl - this is for you. ybijn jlyahagpfyl ily!)

Nice to hear from you, Romeena. I'll bet your watercolor will turn out just lovely. What a sweet thing for your son to do.

Prayers for pipeman, Mrs. Wiley, and everyone else.


June 29, 2004 - Msg 21965: Hello to the porch! It's fun girl here. Just got us a new computing machine and finally got it hooked up and up and running. Let me tell ya, I was bout to go stir crazy without being on the net. Hope all is well for all of you. Things here are just dandy.

Well, it's bout time for me to head off to work.

Hugs to all, and here's big bowl of homemade potato salad. Help yourselves.
fun girl

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21966: Hi Ro, I'm coming down to see you today. We're headed to Jacksonville though and I don't think that's where you are. Aren't you further south? I hope you can post that watercolor once it's finished. I'm sure it'll be lovely. Good to see you Fun girl! Hope you've looked at the archives. We've missed ya. Well, gotta finish packin'. See ya'll in a week! I'm sure someone here has a penny for me to keep me safe in my travels, don't they?
Charlotte Tucker

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21967: sorry about the postings going crazy on my computer,im not sure why they did that ....the first one ,i pushed post and it did not post, so i think when i clicked again, it did it again, oops....and then the second post did the same thing...weird....the painting of you and plum sounds like it will be beautiful,ro.....we are going on a vacation to jefferson, tx. for the 4th.....one time a couple of years back we went to hot springs, arkansas for the 4th...it was so pretty to see the fireworks reflected on the water......jefferson will have a special fireworks show also.....i love the big sparkly ones that look shimmery in the sky....i will be thinking of asa and his fireworks show this year now that he has his license for pyrotechnics..... be safe charlotte in your travels....love, sara

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21968: Wow, great to hear from you Fun girl! Glad you are back with us.

AFD, you are so kind. I can't thank you enough for your prayers for Sean. God is good. Those temperatures you describe sound like Spring in Texas. Down here is is very nice for about 6 months out of the year but the other 6 are just too hot for my liking, at least down here on the coast with the high humidity. The humidity is in the 90% range most everyday during the summer.

Sure wish I could visit North Carolina some day. Don't know how I would inspire my husband to go, though. He likes TAGS but not to the FANATICAL degree that I do.

Well, I hear my baby girl calling....

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21969: Be safe in your travels Charlotte. And have fun.
Hey Sara, we were just pickin at ya a bit. All in love though.
Mayberry Deputy, I didn't catch the race on Saturday.
Hi Boo. Hope the heat don't get to you.
So good to hear from you Fun Girl. We missed ya.
Hope pipeman is doing ok. Ain't heard from him.
Well best get back to work.


June 29, 2004 - Msg 21970: Darn, I just got censored and lost my whole post when I hit the back button!
I'll try it again.

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21971: Here goes again..
MD- I saw a bit of the race, but like the stocks better.
Asa- i havent heard from the pipester in a while.
Will try to email him. Hope all is ok.
sara- yes, we were just funnin with ya.
FUNGIRL- good to see you again. Them new fangled
computin machines are somethin else. Hope you're back to stay fer a spell.
Boo- while i was watching "Mayberry Goes Bankrupt" the other night, old timer Frank is showing off his "valuables' and when he was done he looked at Andy and said, "They aint worth a tidley-BOO?" is that by any chance where the boo came from? (Just curious)
Where's spot.? Dinner tonight here, flank steak, small red potatoes, mixed vegies, garlic bread and a big pitcher of strawberry lemonade!
(and FG's potato salad) have a good one,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21972: "Alright Number 3, watch it!"

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21973: Oops..one more thing, prayers for all the travelers, HM, CT, Mrs Wiley and all the troops, and for anyone with the bersitis.

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21974: hey fg!..thanks for supper MDC..hey boo,asa,where is pipeman?....supper sounds great..i will bring the slaw and green onions...veggies pouring in from garden...will give all some..signed: SPOT the"veggie growing " dog of the porch....lights are on

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21975: Hi MDC. No, that is not where Boo came from, but good guess. Remember the episode where there is "big time" crook in the jail and Gomer has his face about 2 inches from the bars just staring at the crook and the crook looks at Gomer and says, "BOO"? Well, that's not how I got the name Boo either but that's what I like to claim. Actually, its a very long story how Boo came about but in the beginning everyone thought I was a male with the nickname Boo (after Boo Radley in To Kill A Mockingbird). After I "came out" and confessed to being a girl, I stuck with the name anyway because there are references to "Boo" in TAGS, as you pointed out. Now, I am finished with my long explanation (whew!).

I sure don't know where pipeman is, Spot but am concerned about him. Hope he checks in soon.

I have a quote for all you fine folks from Mr. Satchel Paige: "Work like you need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like nobody is watching." Pretty good advice for fine folks, ain't it?


June 29, 2004 - Msg 21976: hey who was the band in the barber shop in the National Record epp?...spot

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21977: I don't know spot, but they sure can pick.


She buttered him up, he egged her on. (snicker)

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21978: It's been awhile since I have been here. Hope folks are doing well. I talk to pipeman pretty much every day..he is my pa..so he is still kicking around. Might want to look in the wood shed/wood shop for him...*snickers* I think he is guarding his tools and supplies now that his daughter is going into interior design and carpentry...haha.

~mayberry girl

June 29, 2004 - Msg 21979: I think they were called "The Country Boys", Spot.
- Hazel

"Shhh. He's diversifying".

June 30, 2004 - Msg 21980: Well he's sure making a big moulage about it Hazel.


June 30, 2004 - Msg 21981: mayberry girl it is so good to hear from you....i do have the bursitus in my right elbow, i think i first noticed it when i was putting one of those new fangled baby beds together, called a pack n play,i twisted the wrong way , when i shoulda pulled....anyway it felt strange, kind of numb for a while.....now it acts up when i vacuum.....i try not to do that any more than absolutely necessary......the carpet is grassy most of the time, it is green carpet so it does not need much sweepin, somebody from the porch can come sweep for me every now and then.....lifting heavy 2 year olds really gets me sore, so i try to stay close to the ground with them......had a 2 year old yesterday, she is the heaviest thing....she wont even lift up when i change her diaper, maybe she will be potty trained soon.....you dont realize how much you use somethin til it hurts.......my husband wants me to stop keepin kids, that is easier said than done.....he wants me to do calligraphy and paint murals for folks instead....especially after we move next summer, keeping up with my own 2 will be enough.....hope everyone will have a nice 4th of july weekend....it was so wet here in texas yesterday, they had to close six flags amusement park......the zoo has also seen a lot of rain......wettest june since the late 70s so the weather stats say.......love to all the porch,sara

June 30, 2004 - Msg 21982: Thanks for letting us know how your Pa is doing, Mayberry Girl!

Sara, it has been really wet here, too and the mosquitos are BIG, let me tell you. The cloudy weather has sure been nice and keeping us unseasonably cool.

Had a Krispy Kreme donut today. Who was it that always used to leave us Krispy Kremes on the porch? Was it Possum or Fun Girl?

Gotta go take my puppy to the vet for her second set of shots. I am concerned because her hair is starting to fall out for some reason. It doesn't look like mange just patches of lost hair. Could be fleas I guess, she was too young to put Advantage on yet.

Ya'll have a great day,

June 30, 2004 - Msg 21983: Boo- thanks for the explanation. I sure DO know the scene with Gomer. One of his funniest expressions! You certainly do not have to go into any other expln. I just thought it was and interesting handle, and yes, I thought of TKaM also.
We sure could use some of u all's rain in AZ and Phx! Several fires going right now in some of the srub brush areas.
I think HM's family was heading for six flags, but now I think it was in Oklahoma.
Sara- ever try Glucosomine/condroitin for the elbow.? It sounds like a big drug but is actually a natural cartalige re-builder.
I sure helps my back.
Mayberry Girl- good to hear from you and possum again. I guess those APB's finally worked.!!
Ask the pipeman to stop by again too. We're all pullin and prayin for him.
Saw the "bachelors" ep last night. Opie is sure cute as a button in that big apron as he "dries"
the dishes on his sleeve!
Andy has a cute line too. Somthing like "..that's like saying ya milk a cow to get strong fingers." teehee
We're having about 5 neighbors over for a good old fashion BBQ on Friday evening. We used to do an actual block party on the 4th but so many have grown up and/ or moved away, there's only a few of us original buyers left. Still lots of fun.
It always reminds me of a Mayberry gathering.
Ya all be careful with fireworks etc this weekend.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 30, 2004 - Msg 21984: Hi BK

June 30, 2004 - Msg 21985: Hey MDC, Tell me more about that back medicine. I have a bad back and am always looking for a fix.


June 30, 2004 - Msg 21986: Asa, I found out about it thru a google search.
(And i actually buy it at BIG Lots, aka McFrugels!)
It is good stuff. I started going natural about three years ago when doc wanted to put me on a strong cholesterol med, that has a zillion side effects, and that's when i started "googling" for alternatives. I do all natural stuff now except a little digitalis for my heart rythum, and that is made from a plant anyway! Also, a good one that puts moisture back into muscle tissue is hylaronic acid, made by the body, but it slows production as we grow older, which is why we get so many of those "aches and pains" and makes us cranky like old man Weaver! haha
Hope that helps! (A few squeezin' dont hurt none either, long as it's for them special occasions!)
And rocking is good too!

June 30, 2004 - Msg 21987: Hi Porch family, We're on the dry side here on our side of the porch. Hope all are getting ready for the 4th celebrations. What we gonna do? how about getting together for a big ole back yard, front porch party? Cook out sound good? How about pot luck? Open for some squeezins and some singin'. ~New Neighbor --ya'll come!

June 30, 2004 - Msg 21988: I'm in New Neighbor. You always throw aq great party.
I am very interested in what your saying MDC. Guess I'll have to give it a look see. I would be a happy camper if I could find something to ease the misery in my back and allow me to do the things I could used to do.
Watched Barney on his first date with Thel tonight. I always crack up when the four of them are sitting in Ellie's living room and the lights go out and when they go back on a minute later Barney is sitting next to Andy and Ellie. What a hoot. Who was more nervous on his first date, Barney with Thel or Goober with Lydia?
Prayers for all that need em, guess that would be all of us.


July 01, 2004 - Msg 21989: guess who? yeah it's just pipeman saying a big hello to one and all. been real tired a lot. they can't take my dead kidney out unless an infection sets in because of heart failure, high blood pressure etc, it is too risky, so i'm on medicine that keeps me tired and weak, other than that i'm doing fine. thanks mdc i appreciated the e- mail. salty dog= there's nothing worse than a sick computer. you never know whether to pray for them or get out the sledge hammer. asa= were you pickin on homemakers goats again? she's rough on those goat pickers. tee-hee. hazel= you know if mdc and i move your furniture out to the yard, well that's a yard sale in the making. boo= good one. afd and spot= whose cooking the fourth and what are we having ? will= that quote of briscoe was one of my favorites, a feller has got to do what a feller has to do, fun girl= is that really you?sure missed you. it ain't no fun without our fun girl at the porch's cookouts. sterling= good to see you keeping everyone on there toes.spot= with those storms, were you singing the night the lights went out in georgia? did you have to send the brown truck out? possum= have you been sunbathing on the rocks? just teasing it's great to hear from you. ro and sugarplum= hope you had a great vacation and plum didn't go wild. charlotte tucker= have a great vacation and we'll keep your rocker dusted while your gone. new neighbor=texas has had a lot of water.i wonder if anyone tried to sell a boat with a hole in it? like andy's boat, mayberry deputy= i agree about sunday's race- i fell asleep half way thru it. is it over yet? goober= are you living at wriggley field? Mayberry Girl= get your paws off the tools. put that one down and back out of the woodshed slowly with your hands in the air. tommy called last night. well i quess the book is done now. time to light the old briar. mdc i'll get on the other site soon. pipeman

July 01, 2004 - Msg 21990: pipeman,it was great to hear from you again, hang in there with your health issues, .....im going to try that glucosomine medicine for my elbow, it has been aching off and on for the past 6 months.....im sort of a procrastinator when it comes to taking meds......i always think that it will go away.......im not getting any younger.....once i hit 40 weird things started to happen......mom says it is from getting on in years.....she says stop lifting the kids that are over 20 pds.......she is probably right......mom knows best......that porch party sure sounds fun....remember the ep where aunt bee goes to visit her relative and opie and andy are bachelors for awhile....floyd was makin all kinds of noise about miss peggy coming over to cook for them.....id just love it, andy.....floyd was saying before long the card on the mailbox will read, mr. and mrs. andy taylor.....andy was getting all mad at floyd for his little busybody ways....this is what they call gracious living candles.....theyre not for blowin....miss peggy youve gone to way to much trouble for us......andy and peggy sounded so good on the porch singin to andys guitar....that actress is tatum oneals mom....they look alot alike.....better go see what the younguns are up to, with all the rain i am trying to keep them busy with empty huge boxes and other indoor games, love, sara

July 01, 2004 - Msg 21991: sara i think andy should have married miss peggy. pipeman

July 01, 2004 - Msg 21992: pipeman, i was thinking the same thing....she loved to cook and keep house, and she loved opie like a son.....she even had a career as a nurse....what more could he possibly ask for....she was also very pretty and that voice of hers could melt butter.....see ya later,sara

July 01, 2004 - Msg 21993: Great to hear from you pipeman! Hope you get to feeling stronger soon.

Asa, that episode with Barney and Thelma kills me! I think it has some of the best quotes in any of the episodes. I love it when Thelma says, "If I could only hear it from his own thin lips!" and the part when Barney calls the barber shop and says to Floyd, "I want the works! Shave, hair cut, eau de cologne, toilet water....if it smells, I want it!". What a crack-up! Its a really great episode. I think Ellie Walker was great on the show, I kind of wish she had stayed on it longer. I just loved it when she came on to Barney and she says, " I want you...I want you with your hair the way it was yesterday.". What a great episode!

Better go tend to the kids. Have a great day!


July 01, 2004 - Msg 21994: What is it with me and the word "great"? I seem to be kind of stuck on it don't I? I think I am going to start proof reading my comments before I post them!


July 01, 2004 - Msg 21995: Hey pipeman - SO GOOD to hear from you. I pray you feel much better real soon.

How about we head over to New Neighbors and fix some ribs and nice thick steaks on the grill for the 4th? All kinds of salads and slaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, a trough full of cold beverages and watermelon. Sounds like the good old days! Asa - maybe you can shoot us off some fireworks!

I loved last nights episode too. "You want pie, Barney?", "You want cheese with your pie?", "You want cream and sugar in your coffee?" - I always get a big kick out of that scene.

MDC - hope you get some rain in your area soon.

Over at TVLand.com, you can cast your vote for the top ten Andy Griffith episodes for a show to be shown on July 21st. (Kind of like the Top Ten TV Dads episode aired a couple of weeks ago)
Andy Griffith is also going to be on one episode in the Flip Wilson marathon this weekend. It's supposed to air on July 3 at 5:30 central.

Have a great Mayberry kinda day everybody!

July 01, 2004 - Msg 21996: Boo, I think great is a great word for the show, because it was/is a GREAT show in the greatest sense of the word! You are a bird!
Asa, sara, hope that stuff helps you, it sure has me. The hylauronic acid is available at places like HiHealth. What I like is the fact that it is nothing more that what the body produces anyway, and this just helps as we get older. My musclea and joints are 50 times less sore. (And I get no kickback for saying that!) haha
Andy: Op, did you take a bath this morning?
Opie: Why, is there one missin'?
Her is a neat site to get in the mood for the 4th of July:
PIPEMAN: so good to hear from you. Glad you are ok and got my email. Got your address from the other site. You hang in there and dont overtax your good kidney.
Prayers for all,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

July 01, 2004 - Msg 21997: Hey to AFD, the party sounds great! we posted about the same time.

July 01, 2004 - Msg 21998: hey PIPEMAN .. the race is over ,hopefully the Daytona race Saturday night will be better ,Tony Stewart got in some more hot water with NASCAR ,lost his temper again !! cost him 50k 25 points and probation ,I like Tony but hes got to learn to control his temper . Everyone take care
mayberry deputy

July 01, 2004 - Msg 21999: afd= that party sounds great- i'll just grab my walking stick and the ole briar pipe and hobble on over. i always liked flip wilson as gerldine and the preacher. here's a thought== what would happen if when the two only space station astronaughts taking their space walk and lock themselves out? especially if one is the reluctant astronaught. hey to floyd pipeman

July 01, 2004 - Msg 22000: Ok, new neighbor, since spot aint around today,
you get to plan the 4th of July sheebang!
Who was that visiting dignitary who said "America is great because America is good." I think that's what it was. Anyway, Let's thank the good Lord for our many blessings, especially this Sunday when we can pray and sing and recall that great day when the ink dried upon one of the greatest documents of all time.
Well, there i go again...
G'day all,

July 01, 2004 - Msg 22001: whose turn is it to set off the fireworks this year? ernest t. bass or is it otis's turn? pipeman

July 01, 2004 - Msg 22002: okay maybe it's miss liddies turn to set off thye fireworks. cast your votes today. pipeman

July 01, 2004 - Msg 22003: WOW, it's HOT today! Quick, somebody fix me some lemonade.

I put some wallpaper on my computer screen today that I got off this website so when I turn on my computer screen, I see a big picture of Barney in front of the flag. Ya'll check out the wallpaper on this site, its GREAT (there's that word again)!



July 01, 2004 - Msg 22004: "America is great because America is good. If America ever ceases to be good it will cease to be great." - Alexis de Tocqueville

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22005: Morning Folks,

Down to my Bro's (how's that for sounding hip of course simply by using the word hip I once again prove I'm not) house again. Thought I'd drop by quick I'm itching to get back. Love the quote above. Here's one of my favorites, with all that's going on these days it still rings true maybe now more than ever. OOPS, fell off my soap box, any who it is a good quote for the holiday I think.

"I've spoken of the shining city all my political life…. And how stands the city on this winter night? … After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true to the granite ridge, and her glow has held no matter what storm. And she's still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home." - Ronald Reagan's Farewell address 1989.

Have a good 4th good friends.

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22006: top of the morning to one and all. pray everyone has a great and safe holiday. i prefer that is america is great because of all the average people who few know but generation after generation they show us the way. our unsung heroes. still need to vote for who will set off mayberry's fireworks this year? time to light the ole briar and watching the world float by. pipeman floyd your our unsung hero, thanks for all you do to keep our porch up and running. your generousity makes a lot of difference in so many lives long live our cyber mayberry. pipeman

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22007: Mornin' porchsters! GREAT quotes and sentiments.
As I once heard, "the slippery slope is just one step away." Let's hope and pray that we never take that step, tho some can argue that we already have. I'm an optimist, so I say, even if a few have, we, the majority, must continue to pray for this land, so that those few will see the error of their ways, and the land will be healed. (Ok, I'm puttin the soap box back under the bed.) As you all know, having rels in the military as I do, holidays like this one sort of brings it all out for me!
Good to see pipeman and AUh2o again.
Many on vacation, but as the p-man said, we'll keep those rockers dusted off for them upon their return. I have a very busy weekend starting with neighbors coming over tonight. Hope to visit at least a few times over the next few days.
Thanks for all your friendships. Still hope we can all meet one day.
I vote certified Asa for fireworks. I'm afeared that Earnest T would send them all thru our windows. (teehee)
106 today in the Phoenix area!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22008: Thanks MDC for the vote of confidence on the fireworks. I have a show on Saturday night at a baseball game and a City sponsored show on Monday night. So just holler when your ready for me to dazzle ya all. LOL
So good to see you auh2o. Enjoyed your Reagan quote. I love that man.
Good to see you to Pipeman and know you are in our prayers for healing friend.
Boo, I think your pretty great so don't worry about sayiny it to much.
Well Friday afternoon here and gonna start winding it down for a big 4 day weekend for me. Yipee!
Talk at you all later.


July 02, 2004 - Msg 22009: hello on this here july the 2nd.....we are packing to go away on a trip......thought i would drop a line to ya'll while the babies are takin a nap....im trying to keep the older ones busy before the weekend....have a safe and happy july 4th everyone.....use sunscreen and try to keep cool....sure is steamy today in north texas......we thought we were in for my rain, maybe tonite......see you in a few days probably on mon. the 5th bye ,sara

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22010: Hey All,
The markets are closed, I am done with with work, and I am going to get ready for a great Fourth of July holiday. I am going to relax by the pool, barbacue some steaks, and then start dreading Tuesday when I have to go back to work. Not bad though. I hope ya'll have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July and may it be a Mayberry Kinda Fourth of July.

Ed Sawyer

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22011: Ed, I thought you were going to relax by the pool, barbeque some steaks, and then go over to Thelma Lous for TV! After that you can start dreading Tuesday!
- Hazel

"I got a special place in my heart for 'Old Glory' and what she stands for."
Barney Fife

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22012: asa my friend you have my vote as the offical mayberry fireworks setter offer. are we having a picnic for the town by meyers lake? mayor 's daughter and barney can put on a concert if we like. what does everyone think about the concert? here's a funny news item from my area. while a donut delivery truck was stopped at a convienence store about 5am he left his truck running, you guessed it someone drove off in it. estimates 600 dozen were in the truck. we need barney on this one, go get them barn. mdc= i liked the p-man that was cool. p-man er pipeman have a great fourth.

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22013: I would like to know why Miss Edwards was also known as Miss Johnson, and the episode I watched the other night, Aunt Bee was gone and the house was a mess, "Miss Edward/Johnson" snuck in and cleaned it up, she had a different name then too !!

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22014: i have no idea on the above. i think one episode she used her maiden name after it was discovered her husband had left her and didn't die. i'm not sure. asa= are you going to need jimmy the goats help setting off the fireworks? p-man er pipeman. see mdc you got me using three names no wonder i.m so tired having to do three peoples work. ha.

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22015: mdc= do you have esp? prior to going into the army i was a baker for nine years and after retirement i baked until my health failed, i even now help train a few bakers for an old bakery owner that's a close friend. so when you said p-man it brings a lot of memories, pipeman

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22016: Then we could give the brown truck to that dumb donut man! haha
What about pipester?, it also has a nice ring to it!
Poor clara was just one confused woman!
OOOWWWWW, Aaahhhhh, fireworks are startin early!

July 02, 2004 - Msg 22017: # 22013, your question about the 2 names given for Clara (Edwards and Johnson) is just one of the many inconsistancies of The Andy Griffith Show! And yes, in that early episode, Aunt Bee called her "Bertha". Oh well, it's still our favorite show.
- Hazel

July 03, 2004 - Msg 22018: good morning and best wishes. let's take a vote on mdc's proposal== pipeman, p-man, or pipester? which do you all like best? asa= you got your fingers on the button? well have a mayberry fourth and return safley. pipeman let the fireworks, dancing and eatin begin.

July 03, 2004 - Msg 22019: this will be the first ever vote a name contest on the porch. it's the fourth. the winner gets the brown truck. prayers that everyone has a safe holiday and returns with a lot more fun. name choices are 1. pipeman 2. p-man 3.pipester. mdc came up with the choices and i liked all three. pipeman

July 03, 2004 - Msg 22020: Pipester!
Hazel has voted

July 03, 2004 - Msg 22021: Pipster- cause Pipeman you are a pip! ~New Neighbor has voted!

July 03, 2004 - Msg 22022: Happy 4th to the porch. Don't forget to bring your dishes to the get- together. Plenty of rockers on the porch and room to roam on the farm. Ro, we'll let Plum play with the children in the wading pool. They'll play real careful. This year though, Asa has to stay in the big pool. Who's doing the fireworks this year? Just got the house clean and the porch swept. Come on over early in the mornin'. We'll have our own Sabbath Service. -- Thanks to our forefathers for their sacrifices in making this country FREE! May we never forget where we came from... We can watch the fireworks over the Antietam and Gettysburg Battlefields. (Brings tears to my eyes and pride to my heart... ) Have and safe and happy 4th. ~New Neighbor

July 03, 2004 - Msg 22023: Don't ya'll remember the episode in which Clara (Bertha) Edwards left her first husband and took back her maiden name? When she took back her maiden name she decided that she would start using her middle name, Clara. Don't you remember the scene where Clara and her husband were at Andy's and Clara told her husband she was leaving him and as she was trying to leave, her husband was trying to stop her by laying on the floor and pulling her leg......just like I am pulling your leg...!! heehee Sorry, couldn't resist.

Hope ya'll are having a great weekend!


July 03, 2004 - Msg 22024: boo- that was a good one. new neighbor= asa is handling our fireworks since he has a county license from howard. is two am to early to show up? hurry get your votes in for the name, monday i'll announce the winner abd monday night we'll sell tickets to smash the brown truck. all proceeds will go for new choir robes. pipeman

July 03, 2004 - Msg 22025: BOO.. that was a mean trick ,I was starting to think you had been in the mulberry squeezins
race comes on shortly
mayberry deputy

July 03, 2004 - Msg 22026: Howdy!
As long as I've been a member of Miss Crumps (years), some how I have missed dropping by and sitting a spell on the Front Porch.

What's for supper?

July 03, 2004 - Msg 22027: Back from a whirlwind week of traveling. . .loved TX despite the rain! Best places we visited were Claremore, OK (Will Rogers museum), Grants Farm (St. Louis) and Kilgore, TX (East TX Oil Museum). Worst motels - Texarkana, TX (Super Nasty 8) and Oklahoma City (Quality Inn near Frontier City).

talk to you all later -


July 03, 2004 - Msg 22028: Hi Everyone,
I have'nt been in for awhile.How's everyone been?
Hope to become a regular again.-Jeb

July 04, 2004 - Msg 22029: Asa, I think you are pretty great, too!

Ed Sawyer, I was thinking that since you are in Las Vegas, you don't need to fire up the grill to fix those steaks. Why don't you just lay them out on the concrete around the pool? I'm sure they will cook there in a hurry....and on that note, don't forget your sunscreen, friend.

Sorry I got ya all shook up MD. I wasn't trying to be mean just ornery! By the way, I never partake of the Mulberry squeezins (hic).

Glad you are home safe and sound, homemaker and I am glad you liked Texas (in spite of the Super Nasty 8 motel). I don't know if I have ever been to Kilgore, its a long way from where I live. I have done alot of traveling all over the state, though so I have probably been there at least once.


Its late and Baby Girl is still awake so I better go put her to bed. Ya'll have a nice Sunday!


July 04, 2004 - Msg 22030: Im back gang!..hope yall hae been eating well!...been busy at the lake with kids!..bought over two hundred dollars of fire works!..had to drive an hour and a half to Alabama to get them..having a cook out and kids spend the night sun night!..fire works show!..will have breakfast at 8:00 in the morning so yall can sleep in a little late...great pepsi 400 race!..signed: SPOT the"red white and blue" dog of your porch..lights are on!

July 04, 2004 - Msg 22031: Hey Boo - I watched that time slot for Flip Wilson and Andy wasn't on. I looked at his imdb.com profile and it doesn't even show him as being a guest on Flip's show. I think TVLand just goofed up or something. Bummer.

Prayers for all the porch, and our leaders and troops as well.


July 04, 2004 - Msg 22032: fire up the grill and asa put on a purty show tonight. i'm in my rocker on the porch waiting for the festivities to begin. welcome t.j. you have a new rocker with your name on it on the porch- so drop bye and break it in. jeb= been missing you. jump in where you can and hang on. boo= i'm a little confused (what an opening) a couple of days ago you said you wanted some lemonade and you also mentioned needing vicks. is that a mixed drink? homemaker welcome back. i've been stuck in a couple places like that and it was christain charity that caused me to pay for it. ever notice they give you the key to your room with no advance sight of it? afd= do you know if goober if still about or ellen brown? let's say a speciqal prayer today for all the porchsters who have been gone for so long that they will check in? spot=== good to see you dusty your rocker again we missed you. this is for you spot (the forgot to vote dog of the porch.( mdc came up with the idea of my name so i'm running a contest to choose a name. first ever name voting election in mayberry. choices;; pipeman, p-man, pipester? anyone watching the raxes tonight before the fireworks? go kasey. may the good lord smile on you and yours. pipeman wyatt i'll catch you on the other one. pipeman

July 04, 2004 - Msg 22033: well if nascar can change to nextell why not change it to raxes. isn't that what they call creative licensing? have a great 4 th. pipeman

July 04, 2004 - Msg 22034: Happy Independence Day everyone.

Especially to the real soldiers out there.... I just play one on a message board.

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

July 04, 2004 - Msg 22035: Hello everyone,TJ ..welcome to the porch ,good to see PIPEMAN and SPOT are back ,the race ran late last night,but it was a pretty decent show .hope everyone has a great 4th SPOT .. dont blow nothing up with all those fireworks
mayberry deputy

July 04, 2004 - Msg 22036: it's good to see you will and mayberry deputy, check out msg# 22o32 last 3 lines if you want to vote, thanks. like marvin the martian would say, i'm sitting here on the porch, where's the kabooms? tee-hee. pipeman

July 04, 2004 - Msg 22037: MDC here, my vote is for pipester! But even if that's the winner, you should keep the brown truck. I'm not good with heights, and could never make that midnight ride to deliver all the toys! I could ride a horse however and shout
"to arms!" (teehee)
boo, funny, you had me going trying to think of the ep you were makin up! But it did remind me of the one where the husband left for two years!
Andy said, "we had a fiiiine fuernal for ya!"
Good to have the talking dog back!
asa is shootin off the fire works tonight!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

July 04, 2004 - Msg 22038: PIPEMAN .. my vote is for plain old Pipeman ,your already one of kind so why change things MDC.. I think your talking about Opies Charity episode where Tom Silby leaves Annabelle Silby because of her nagging and she tells everyone he went to Charlottesville and was run over by a bus and she had an empty coffin buried in the town cemetary.
mayberry deputy

July 04, 2004 - Msg 22039: Happy Birthday America! Hope y'all have had a great Independence Day!
Hey,did any of y'all catch TKAM on TCM? It's been on a few times this weekend. Y'all do remember what TKAM is,don't ya? Last summer we kept piling in somebody's vehicle and drove over to Mt. Pilot to see it at the picture show,but somehow something always happened (Boo & Asa ha! ha!) to keep us from seeing the movie. We'll have to try it one more time-pipeman ( I vote "pipeman")can load us up in the brown truck and off we'll go!
I watched some of the Flip episodes but missed Andy. Saw Redd Foxx though-I always liked him.
Well,y'all enjoy what's left of July 4th and be safe with them firecrackers and such!
possum under a rock

July 05, 2004 - Msg 22040: I vote pipeman, myself...

Gee, offering up an election to let us decide your name... you know that's real democratic of you!

--Will Stockdale, P.L.O.

July 05, 2004 - Msg 22041: Happy Fourth! Hope everyone had a good, safe holiday. I heard Max Lucado say..He said, "Instead of saying 'God bless America', we should be saying, 'America bless God'". Today, I'm saying both.

Possum, was the TKAM thing last summer or the summer before? I think I have been sitting on the porch for 2 years now. Anyway, seems like we were always planning a trip to the movies that ended in disaster. We have not been to the duck pond in ages, either. I think its time for a bonfire at the duck pond again.

Hope Romeena gets back soon. I miss her.

Think I will head to bed...been a long, but good day.


July 05, 2004 - Msg 22042: Is it too late to vote? My vote is for pipeman. But, hey, whatever you want to call yourself is fine by me, pipeman.

Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July! We took our daughter down to the town parade today, and taught her to salute when the military guys went by. Cute.
But she said the favorite part of the parade was when she waved to a person in a big yellow bee costume. "My favorite was when I waved to the happy Bee!" She said.

-Sterling Holobyte

July 05, 2004 - Msg 22043: We went to the 4th of July parade yesterday - it is a real cute parade, hundreds of kids in wagons, bikes, little atv's, dad's driving lawn tractors with a wagon of kids behind - everyone decked out in red white and blue. Real Mayberry like - a couple of bands and some cheerleaders too!
The American Legion gave out flags to everyone and the local funeral home did too. And there was free popcorn and free bottled water and one business gave away cups of peaches and ice cream.

Then - after the parade on the courthouse lawn - a bluegrass band (Skinny Lynard) put on a free performance. Pretty much fun!

Take care everyone!