July 14, 2004 - Msg 22140: Well, let's see if this one will sweep the porch!
My, it sure is cluttered!
Hi to te humble pipeman! hope your tooth work simmers down soon. A big turine of soup for you!
Afd- hope all goes well for the mister's test.
What line of work is it?
Welcome back mrs Wiley. Prayers for your complete recovery.
Speaking of prayers, man, again thanks to you all.
Phoenix area got one and a half inches of rain last night! After 3 month of nothing, we have really been blessed te last few nights.
I'll see if briscoe and the boys can play a few tunes for ya, any requests?

July 14, 2004 - Msg 22141: Well I'll be dogged, I did it again!

July 14, 2004 - Msg 22142: Hey MDC - Thanks for sweeping up! Glad to hear you've been getting some rain. Can you have Briscoe & the boys play "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"? That'n makes me cry. ; )
My hubby is in his 3rd year of lineman apprenticeship with the local utility. He's got a little less than a year and a half to go before he takes his big test to be a journeyman lineman.

Fixed up a crockpot full of homegrown green beans - put some bacon in it. They're some kinda good! There's plenty so everybody help yourself.


July 14, 2004 - Msg 22143: I love home grown green beans and bacon. I sometimes put a few spuds in them. I can bring some fresh sweet corn and home grown tomatoes.

July 14, 2004 - Msg 22144: if they were to do a new andy griffith show what currently alive but not the original ones- who would you choose? what story lines would you like to see? prayers for tenn, alabama and georgia. mayberry girl said nashville weather is unsure what it's doing, lightning going in all the directions at the same time. hope your ok spot. lol to everyone. may arizonia get some slow rain every few days for a couple of weeks. pipeman

July 14, 2004 - Msg 22145: Wow, thanks for seeping the porch, we sure needed it.

Hmmm....that's hard pipeman. I just don't see how anybody in Hollywood could measure up to Andy and Barney. I will give it some thought, though and get back to you. I wanted to ask ya'll about a movie I saw on Turner Classics on Sunday morning. I didn't catch the very beginning so I didn't catch the name of it but I would love to know what it was called because it was so good. I though some of you might know because the actress that played Eleanora Poultice was in it. It was about five children whose parents die (takes place in the 1800's, I think) and the oldes son, who is only 12, has the responsibility of finding homes for the children. Elenora Poultice plays a mean woman named Mrs. Runyon, I think it was. Ring a bell with anyone? It was in color but looked to me like it was made in the 50's.

Gotta go check on the kids! Have a terrific, lemonade-sippin', frog croakin' kind of evening!


July 14, 2004 - Msg 22146: Hey there porch: The wind was blowing up a gale! Strong storms with lots of lighting and thunder. Prayers for the ones in flood areas. Think I'll take my chair off the porch tonight. I'll put it back on in the morning. Have a good evening. ~New Neighbor

July 14, 2004 - Msg 22147: Hey to the porch - Boo, it sounds like you were watching "All Mine to Give", made in 1958. I tried to include a link to the imdb listing for it but the censor won't let me.

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22148: Pipeman, all I can think of to be in a new TAGS is Lee Evans from Mousehunt(and other movies I just can't remember), just because I've always thought he looks alot like a young Andy! His voice can be kind of squeaky and he has a british accent but he's an actor, he can work on it! :)
-Sterling Holobyte

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22149: Evening porch pals, how is everyone? Prayers for the ones in the way of those storms ya'll be careful. Also prayers for the ones in the fires out west too. We had a few showers here, but nothing major like what has been goin on around us. I know I've been away for awhile, and haven't had a chance to catch up on the archives.. but has Mavis been around lately? I sure miss that girl. Ya'll take care, love to you all--Salty Dog

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22150: all mine to give, is one of the movies we watched before church sunday morning before leaving for early church to see the kids perform their musical.....it starred cameron mitchell and glynis johns, that cameron is one good looking man, he reminds me of my husband when we were first married, hairwise, as he had a full head of hair back then.......it was made in 1957 according to my tv guide, good luck to everyone having storms in their area.....you can send us some cooler weather, our air conditioner decided to stop working yesterday.....i called the man to come fix it.....i slept with a frozen bag of peas, it sure did the trick cooling me down to sleep, i think it was cooler outside than in.....we raised all the windows to get a good cross breeze.....this morning the house smelled so fresh from the early morning grasses and breeze, it made me feel like i was on vacation again.....luck to you and yours, sara

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22151: im gonna give that question some thought.....the one about a modern day barney and andy ......there are some good actors out there that could probably do the job very well....i thought they couldnt do justice to dean martin and jerry lewis for the made for tv movie , but they did a good job in casting that one.....i will be thinking about that today....jerry lewis movie on this mornin, one i have not seen, my kids just love jerry and the way he used to say, ladyyyyyyy. bye, and i will talk to you later, sara

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22152: Morning porchsters! I'm hungry for some Krispy Kremes so I think I'll grab some out of cyberspace and leave them here on the porch for us all!
Charlotte Tucker

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22153: Thanks, Charlotte Tucker! Those cyber-KK's are the only ones I can eat, and I surely do enjoy 'em. Nice of you to leave them for us.

My beautiful little fountain in the back yard is all torn down. The weight of the four boulders that comprise it was so great that it had sunk a few inches, and when it rained, dirt from the flowerbeds around it was washing into the reservoir. Naturally, this wasn't doing the little pump a whole lot of good. So, my landscaper friend and his helper, the human hoist, have torn it down and are rebuilding it. They've put about eight inches of sand in the pit, and now the reservoir is at least four inches above ground level, so that should solve the problem. They'll be here shortly to finish it and get it running again. I'll be glad - I've missed it. It's so soothing when I'm in the yard, to see and hear the flowing water, and of course, the birds just love it.

The house is still in disarray, furniture stacked everywhere, bare concrete floors in many areas. It will all be put right next week, though, when the new carpet goes in. This has been adventure livin'!

Have a lovely day, good friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22154: ROMEENA, I know what it's like to go through remodeling. Workers coming and going, furniture in every position other than the way it was intended....just hang in there.

CHARLOTTE TUCKER, looks like the cyber-Kremes have been a big hit with the porch.

Back to work. Take care all and have a Mayberry Kinda Day!

Ed Sawyer

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22155: good afternoon to everyone. salty= haven't heard from mavis in a long time. sara= hopeyou get your air fixed soon. did you dream of the jolly green giant and the valley while sleeping with frozen peas? hi to ro, sugarplum,spot. mdc, ed and everyone. have a mayberry kinda of day. pipeman

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22156: IM BACK!....gona read the porch news...spot

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22157: Good to see ya Ed.
pipeman- how about that actor who played John Boy, cant think of his name, as Andy.
Barney would be real hard to re-cast, as his mold was broke when he left the show! maybe Erkle! (teehee)!
With spot still fishin, those KK's came just at the right time. Thanks CT.
Ro, hang in there! Hope that fountain gets going soon.

Opie: Our friend never did have a fracture of the Patula Obendala like he said!
Andy: No son, he didn't.
Barney: Patula obendala! He gave himself away as a phoney from the start! Everybody knows the patula obendala aint in the leg, it's in the brain!
Well, keep the chairs full and rockin"

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22158: Oops, welcome back spot, we posted at the same time. catch anything?

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22159: mdc, that actor was richard thomas who played john boy on the waltons, he would be a good candidate for the job, i havent thought of any others as of yet, ive been too busy with the ac guy trying to fix my air conditioner, he fixed it and then he suggested that i needed a new pan up in the attic to collect the drippings from the ac, no sooner had he left, the ceiling started gushing water from the attic where the rusted out pan was, i suggested that he just replace the pan, but he wanted to replace that plus all of the pipefittings also at another time, so he left and the flood came, i called him to come right back, he did and he was so embarrassed about the coincidence of the leak happening sooner than he expected...i guess he thought it would stay dry for a month or so, we quickly grabbed some towels while all of that water was pouring out of the ceiling, what a day....he did fix the pan with a new one ,and the wall and floor are drying, now im going to need to patch and paint, but it isnt nearly the mess that ro has been experiencing.....im grateful the entire ceiling wasnt wet just the doorway to the hall......i think i need to go back to bed......im just glad this stuff didnt happen when we were on vacation.....sometimes when you call the man, you can get some interesting problems......everyone tells me that when your house gets to be about 10 years old, things start to go down ......tomorrow is another day...love sara

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22160: Thanks for the krispy kreames Charlotte. Hit the spot. No, not our porch dog either.
Sara, wow, sorry to hear about your troubles. Sounds like you got it fixed though.
Are your feet dry and dust free now Romeena? My goodness lot's of house fixin going on.
Hope your doing well pipeman and Mrs Wiley and everyone else.
Good to see you Salty. I think Mavis must have run off with that dish towel salesman. Ain't heard a word from that girl in ages.
Got a big fireworks show this weekend to do. Looking forward to it. I reckon you put a flare in my hand and I'm as bad as Barn with a pistol in his. Gotta greasy lighting finger. LOL
Take care all and see ya later.


July 15, 2004 - Msg 22161: at the lake son caught 11 brim and my daughter [5] caught her first fish!..she was excited!..camped for 4 days!..they loved it..stormed on us one day but not bad and not for long..well yall been eating good?..tonight gona whip up some fresh from garden veggies..crowder peas,fried okra,squash,cream corn,green onions,sliced tomatoes,hot peppers,corn bread,sweet tea...no meat tonight just veggies....plenty of them...signed: SPOT the"lovin those veggies"dog of your porch ...lights are on!

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22162: hey SPOT.. glad to see you back ,sounds like you had a great time with the kids.I love bream fishing its always fun , my nephew is also 5 and loves to go fishing .ASA .. be careful and not set your fireworks like old Barney did with his pistol SARA.. glad you were able to get your problem taken care of quickly .Everyone have a good evening
mayberry deputy

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22163: Hi all! Ro, I am wondering what kind of carpet you chose and what color. I'm always interested in how others decorate their homes.


July 15, 2004 - Msg 22164: You're just nosy, Boo. ;) Just kidding!

Congratulations to your daughter on catching her first fish, Spot! I remember when I caught my first fish... well, actually I don't remember my first fish but I do remember I enjoyed fishing when I was a little sprout.
I even didn't mind scaling and gutting 'em back then. Nowadays I think I'll settle for fish sticks! :)
-Sterling Holobyte

July 15, 2004 - Msg 22165: Fish sticks? You are funny Sterling. I love fishing. Usually go at least once a week if not more. Asa, you be careful with those fireworks now. I just hope they aint as moldy as your bullets. ;) Ya'll have a good evening.. --Salty Dog

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22166: Hey, everybody! Boo, I chose a thick plush carpet, and an extra thick pad. The pad makes all the difference in the "walk" of a carpet. Bad carpet over a good pad will feel better than good carpet over a bad pad. I chose a good carpet and a good pad, so should be walkin' easy around here. I'm probably going to regret it, but I went with a creamy color, leans to beige but doesn't quite make it. You folks won't mind taking your shoes off when you come over, will you?

Sara, I'm sorry about your water problems. It does seem to be the week for it, doesn't it? I hope you get it all cleaned up and dried out soon. It can sure be a mess. The Plum and I will be on concrete until next week, they couldn't get the carpet in quickly enough to install it this week. No matter - this too shall pass.

Spot, I just love hearing about how you do things with your children. You, too, Sterling. So many children don't have that benefit for whatever reason. I'm glad you guys stand up like men and spend time with your kids. My son is the same - he can feed, change, bathe and care for his little boys very well, and is always willing to do it. I don't know who enjoys it more - he or the kids.

Have been having a lot of fun on eBay, bidding a lot, winning the bid a lot, and have gotten some neat things at very fair prices. Nothing spectacular, just small stuff, but it's fun.

Well, I'm off to bed. My bedroom is intact, the only room in the house that is, so it has become a haven for me and the Plum. I'm tired, so think I'll forego the ironing board and sleep in my real bed tonight! See you folks tomorrow. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22167: Thanks for the comment Romeena. hey salty, sterling,ASA,MD,Boo,Ed,MDC...hey has anybody heard from county nurse or fun girl?..well its about 1 am here in Ga...all is quite here at the power company...gona fix who wants a snack some cheese whizz and crackers..coke over ice,,and some sliced summer sausage..got to have a all day bush hogging and grass mowing sat at the old dog farm..[whew]..watching "The Outlaw Josey Wales"....signed: SPOT the"got to hog the farm" dog of your porch...ruff ruff

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22168: bacon, egg and cheese bisquits this morning....oj and coffee...signed: SPOT the"going home now and back at 2"dog of your porch..lights are on !

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22169: it was nice to sleep in a nice cool house again....no more vegetable sleeping for me .....i told my friend in the church choir about the secret to staying cool during her flashes....yes, iced veggies....now at picnics and such she will use an ice pack in her hotspot and she said it really helps....i discovered this when i was pregnant for two years in a row .....didnt need a coat because i was so warm during the cold months.....maybe that is what they say about a bun in the oven.......ro, that new carpet sounds really nice, we had that creamy beige color for awhile but decided when we moved here to go with dark green.....we liked it until i found out how much every little white thing needed sweeping up. oh well, our next house will be hardwood flooring with area rugs for comfort......im sure you will love it when everything is back to normal again, you deserve a little peace and quiet....kiss the plum for me, love ,sara

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22170: Good morning Mayberry, it has been to hot at my end of the porch to set out, I sure miss y'all. I've been so busy with work the kids and church I haven't had time to turn around LOL. Please say a prayer for me today, I took some test yesterday and may have to take more next week, they are checkinh our my liver now and later my pancreas, I'm in pain all the time and they can't find the source of it. Sara, we have gone to hardwood floors with throw rugs, we really like it, much easier to keep up with. Ro we;re remolding this old farm house we've moved into and is it a job. How is everybodies gardens doing? Ours is produceing like crazy this year, I'm so excited everyday to just go see what is ready to pick, everyone around here has had a great garden, we are all exchanging veggies, it seems we've all planted something different, but we all have plenty tomatoes. LOL Just fixed BLT's for all here on the porch so enjoy, Ihave my most favorite drink on hand unsweeten ice tea. Talk at y'all later ~ have a great day in the Lord.

Ellen Brown

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22171: Ellen Brown! So good to hear from you but sorry you are feeling badly. May the Lord reveal the problem soon and may you find relief. You are remodeling an old farmhouse? That sounds like hard work but very exciting.

Ro, three years ago I thought I was going to sell my house and move so I re-carpeted with a light cream/beige carpet. I soon had an unexpected new baby and really regretted my carpet choice. No matter how hard I try it seems like I find spots everywhere but that's how it is when you have a toddler in the house. It is a constant battle to keep her at the table with her food. I have even seen her sneak food into her room! I'm sure your carpet will be just fine with you and the plum.

Are any of you near the big fire in Carson City? I have a good friend in that area and she and her husband have been volunteering for two days by taking their horse trailer and rounding up people's horses that had to be turned loose due to the fire. Last night she was able to rescue a 35 yr old blind horse. Its so sad that people are having to just turn their livestock loose and hope they survive somehow and to think, they believe someone started the fire on purpose. Really makes me mad.

Well, better go get something done. Ya'll have a great day,


July 16, 2004 - Msg 22172: Ellen Brown, hope you feel better soon and that it is nothing serious.

I know what you mean about those spots, Boo! We put in a beige carpet ourselves. I guess the only thing worse would be if we put in a white carpet!

"The Outlaw Josey Wales" is one of my favorite, no, it probably IS my favorite Clint Eastwood movie, Spot!
Josey Wales: "When I get to likin' someone, they ain't around long."
Lone Watie: "I notice when you get to DISlikin' someone they ain't around for long neither."
I love that movie! So many good quotes!
-Sterling Holobyte

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22173: Hey STERLING, "He's mean as a rattler and twice as fast. I've seen him do things" "Shut up Blange" I think it goes something like that. It is a great movie.

I wanted to stop by the porch, grab some breakfast, and say "Hey" to my fellow porchsters. Glad you are doing well. Take care and have a great Mayberry Kinda Weekend!

Ed "Rose of Alabama" Sawyer

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22174: Good to hear from ya ed. Things hot in Las vegas as here in Phx?
Ro- sounds like you got that "good on the toes squishin in the carpet" type carpet. neat-o
Sara, glad the frozen vegie sleepin is over with.
reminds me of the early days in Phoenix that I have read about. They would wet the sheets, roll up in them and sleep out on the porches. Can you imagine 100 degree nights with no electricity,ac,
or even fans or swamp coolers! Them was some tough folks!
A question for you 40 somethings on the porch.
You obviously were too young to see TAGS' original run. So when did you start watching, and what attracted you to it? Just curious.
MD- I may watch the British Open this weekend instead of racing, but then again, i may be "flipping" too. (haha)
Have a great day all.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22175: Hi everyone :) I used to sign here as Ms. Dixie Belle Edwards. Anyone here remeber me?

Dixie Belle

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22176: Afternoon porch pals. It's Friday!!!
Any big plans for the weekend? Lets here about them. Where's the race at this weekend Mayberry Deputy? I'm like MDC, gonna watch a little golf over across the pond. I'm sure watching golf is about as exciting as watching paint dry if you ain't golfed before. But those who have been bitten by the bug, it is fun to see the pro's in action, and dream someday I might be that good.
I guess Mary Wiggins is still floating around after the Piston's big win. Hey Mary, the Jazz just signed your back-up center, can't remember his name right now. I thing he's from somewhere's else though. Is he any good? Football camps are set to open soon and that has me all excited. Love my football.
Hope you all have a good day.


July 16, 2004 - Msg 22177: hello everyone ASA .. no cup race this week ,they run at New Hampshire next weekend ,so watching some golf might be the thing this weekend ,speaking of golf ,we had a golfer get killed at a local course yeaterday ,he and a friend were riding a cart and a tree fell over on them ,the friend wasnt injured badly ,an arborist said the tree roots had rotted and the tree just fell.everyone have a great weekend
mayberry deputy

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22178: I remember you, Dixie Belle! We'd been wondering whatever happened to you! Nice to see you back. What's been happening? Say, Romeena, your carpet sounds nice, real nice. Let me know when it's all installed, and I'll be over to run around on it. Ellen, I hope you find out what's causing your pain, and I wish you the best of luck. You asked about gardens, mine's doing great. All my tomatoes are still green though; I sure wish they'd hurry up and ripen. Asa, this weekend I thought I'd garden a little, clean the house a little, and go to a picnic on Sunday. Yep, that's the plan. Clean, garden, picnic. Yep...
- Hazel

We defy the Mafia!

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22179: Hey Hazel I remember you too! I was wondering who all was left from the old gang. I've been up to quite a lot. I'll be finished with all my schooling in a year and a half. So needless to say I've been tied up for a while. I feel ashamed....... I should have kept up here. But alas.... as you get older life becomes more complicated ;-).

Gotta go do some work

MS. D. B. Edwards

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22180: YEP STERLING Josey Whales!...hey dixie belle,and ed "rose of alabama" sawyer!..hello ellen!..Ms. D.B. Edwards..boo , MDC..as for theweekend ..just bush hogging the farm with my head phones on ...got about 5 hrs of it to do! [whew]..think sat night I will put a ham on the smoker ..yall come over...tonight its gona be BBQ chicken sandwiches with slaw on them [someone bring some slaw please]..chips hot peppers,pork-n-beans,punch kool-aid...well back to work ..signed: SPOT the"having great weather here in Ga."dog of your porch ! ..lights are on!.

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22181: Hey Hazel...

What ever happened to ~Des~, *Mavis, *Rafe, Burt, Tom, Briscoe Darling Jr., Salty Dog, Asa, homemaker, Merle Dean, Charlotte Tucker, and all those peoples?


July 16, 2004 - Msg 22182: BTW Heloo to everyone that I haven't met yet :-)


July 16, 2004 - Msg 22183: BTW Hello to everyone that I haven't met yet :-)


July 16, 2004 - Msg 22184: I LOVE BBQ anything! I'll be there and bring anyone I can grab along the way.
EB- forgot to ask ya, what sort of vegies ya growin?
Welcome back to the "old" folks. I think you'll still find your chair here. We'll just dust them off a bit.
MD- Oh yeah, THAT's why I'm taking in the golf this weekend. I think there's some indy cars runnin on Sat, but not much into those.
"Barney's Sidecar" was on locally last night!
I think his funniest expression ever was in that helmet and goggles! "Checkpoint Chickie"
Highway 6 is back down to 35 mph!
Ya all get to preachin this week and keep prayin for the senate and house! 'n God bless.
Mr. Darlin's , motor-cic-le ridin', Cuz

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22185: I LOVE BBQ anything! I'll be there and bring anyone I can grab along the way.
EB- forgot to ask ya, what sort of vegies ya growin?
Welcome back to the "old" folks. I think you'll still find your chair here. We'll just dust them off a bit.
MD- Oh yeah, THAT's why I'm taking in the golf this weekend. I think there's some indy cars runnin on Sat, but not much into those.
"Barney's Sidecar" was on locally last night!
I think his funniest expression ever was in that helmet and goggles! "Checkpoint Chickie"
Highway 6 is back down to 35 mph!
Ya all get to preachin this week and keep prayin for the senate and house! 'n God bless.
Mr. Darlin's , motor-cic-le ridin', Cuz

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22186: Well I'll be dogged.... I'm up to my old tricks again......

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22187: Oop, sorry, I Burped! mdc

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22188: Must be catching.....

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22189: I guess I should read before I write...

Hey Asa, Salty, Romeena, and Charlotte Tucker! Do ya'll recall me?

Dixie Belle

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22190: Dixie Belle, I was wondering where you run off too. Welcome home. Glad yer back. As far as the folks you were asking about, some still are around, Charlotte posts here still as does Salty Dog and Briscoe, not nearly often enough though. Ain't heard from Mavis, Tom or Rafe in sometime.
Ellen, forgive me for not wishing you well earlier. I do hope and pray you get over what's ailing you. Keep us updated.
Hazel, sounds like a wild wild weekend you got planned. I don't know that you can do all that in two days though. Pace yerself, what's your hurry?


July 16, 2004 - Msg 22191: Just got back from a day at the beach with the kids....pretty hot here but I have never had to sleep in a wet sheet on the porch (something to be thankful for!). MDC, I always assumed that in Arizona it cooled off after the sun went down, guess I was wrong. Last week, a local woman who turned 100 was interviewed by the paper. When asked what she thought was the greatest modern invention of the past 100 years, she said, "air conditioning!" (maybe she is one of those who had to roll up in a wet sheet and sleep on the porch).

Well, MDC, I never watched TAGS until I was grown and my boyfriend (now husband) used to watch it now and then and got me hooked on it back in about 1990. Funny thing is I used to hate it and thought it was boring until I was forced to watch it and realized the humor in it. I had no idea then what it would mean to me in years to come. It is the best sitcom in the history of TV.

Didn't Josie Wales say, "Buzzards have gotta eat, too" when refusing to burry some crooks he had shot? I found out while talking to my older brother when he was visiting that he met Clint Eastwood back in the 70's. He was living in Los Angeles and played in a golf tournament with Clint. I couldn't believe it! I said, "What was he like?!" and my brother said, "All I did was shake his hand and that was all there was to it.". I said "Which hand?!" and squelched the desire to touch it, heehee. Ever since I was little-bitty girl watching Clint Eastwood movies at the drive-in with my parents I have been crazy about Eastwood. He's such a purty man!

Gottg go take a rest,


July 16, 2004 - Msg 22192: MDC I have got squash,bush beans,cukes,purple hull peas,tomatoes,hot peppers,okra bell pepper,banana pepper,silver queen corn...about 3 acers worth..been doing a garden for 5 generations..so far love to eat off the land that the good Lord provides for us..and yes Boo Josey did say "buzzards have gotta eat too"..great movie..and your bro metting him ..WOW,..well, here at work till 6 am keeping 180,000 consumers power on!..just watched a good beaver movie, think it was a VERY early one..signed: SPOT the"overhaul wearing"dog of your porch!..lights are on!

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22193: Well, I declare! Dixie Belle, it's been way yonder too long since we saw you. I've been wondering whatever happened to you. Welcome back, and don't you go disappearing like that again, you hear? Miss Ellen Brown, it's good to see you again, too. You girls need to stay around the porch more, we miss you when you're gone.

Now I'll tell you who else I'm missing, and I'm worried about him for sure, and that's our sweet TOM. That boy does have his challenges, some real troubles, and I can't help but wonder if he's okay. Has anyone heard from him?

Now, I never rolled up in a wet sheet and slept outside, but I do remember some hot nights when I was a young'un. We'd never heard of a/c - didn't get that until I was about fifteen. Up until then, folks just arranged their bedrooms so the bed was near the windows, and sweated a lot. I used to keep a wet washcloth on the windowsill and would wipe my face and neck with it, and then if a little stray breeze happened by, it sure felt good.

Well, there's a flock of pigeons, two squirrels, numerous small birds and one little woodrat in my back yard right now, looking for food. Guess I'd better go "feed the chickens." I do enjoy the little wild critters.

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

July 16, 2004 - Msg 22194: Dixie Belle! You're a sight for sore eyes. If you ever had time to surf through all the archives, you'd find that I asked after you more than once. So happy to see you. So how's your love life? The last time you were here there was some fellers in the picture I believe.Somebody mentioned Tom--oh dear, we haven't heard from our resident poet for far too long. Ellen Brown, sorry you're ailin'. Prayers for your tests. Spot, congrats to your daughter on catchin' her first fish. My husband and son were all the way in Canada on Rainy Lake last week and my poor son caught nary a thing! Boo, I did want to mention I enjoyed your Lydia from Lydia imitation the other day. I love that ep. and don't see it near often enough. I don't believe I have that one on tape. Well, better quit chattin' and get to typing. I have work to do. Ro, thanks for allowin' me to use some of your pictures in my newest publication endeavor. You're a dear.
Charlotte Tucker

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22195: Hello all and Welcome back Dixie Belle.. I sure do remember you, we've wondered a few times where you ran off to. Congrats on your schooling too. Keep in touch with us, they dont like it when people stop posting all of a sudden lol. I haven't noticed TOM posting in ages.. but of course I was without internet access for three weeks, but it seems like it's been ages before that since I heard from him. Let us know if you hear from him RO. Ya'll have a good night--Salty Dog

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22196: Yeah Boo, that's another of my favorite quotes from that movie! He says something like, "To He(double hockey sticks) with burying those guys! Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms!"
You've got a lucky brother getting to meet Clint there Boo. Me and my wife were looking through an old family album of hers, when I came across a picture of her and her sister(when they were kids) sitting next to Chief Dan George, the guy who played the old Indian guy, Lone Watie, in The Outlaw Josey Wales. I couldn't believe it! Getting to meet someone who was even IN a Clint Eastwood western would be a terrific thing to happen. I said to her, "That's the guy in The Outlaw Josey Wales!!" She was just like, "oh." Not very impressed. Oh well, I guess I made up for both of us, impressed-wise.:)
Have a good night Everyone.
-Sterling Holobyte

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22197: Howdy to all;

Romeena, glad to hear you like my colored signature. If you are serious about learning how I did it, just click on my colored name below to send me an email.

Charlotte Tucker, I'm so sorry about not replying to one of your messages to me. It was unintentional. And yes I do remember you from Frank's old Front Porch years ago.

Returning a Howdy back to Mrs Wiley and AFD.

Hello to the returning Dixie Bell. I just returned 2 months ago after a 3.5 year absence.

To unsigned of Msg 22046, I assume you are asking about Aneta Corsaut who played Helen Crump. Click on Helen Crump for more information.

I'm hoping some day to read more of the archives to get myself back into the swing of things around here.


July 17, 2004 - Msg 22198: Testing .... 1, 2, 3


July 17, 2004 - Msg 22199: One final test ... 1, 2, 3


July 17, 2004 - Msg 22200: Good morning porch!..Its I-hop this morning..strawberry flapjscks,sausage links,country ham,bisquits-n- gravy...coffee and Ice cold milk....will pick yall up in front of the court house at 9:00 so yall can sleep in a bit...signed: SPOT the"going home from work and sleep a bit and then bush hogging all day" dog of your porch...lights are on!

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22201: good mornin to all the porchsters, some of the new names i am not familiar with......hello to dixie belle, andmrs.d,b.edwards, and everyone.....so sorry to hear about the illnesses some are experiencing......it tis so true about the saying , when you have your health , you have everything.......my elbow is so much better, thanks for telling me about the glycosomine tablets, they are wonderful......spot, you are making me so hungry with your breakfast vittles.....gonna have to go to ihop on that one......well yesterday the ac started to leaking again from the same part of the ceiling under the pan thing in the attic....so, i called the man again........he said the coils up in the attic all have to be replaced or it will continue.......he said we can still use the air until about monday when another man comes to replace everything......one thing that really burns me up though.....when the repairman was explainin things, he said that i wouldnt understand but , and then he went on to describe the problem.......oooooooh, of course i understand, it seems he needs a refresher course more than i because of the water pouring out from the ceiling .....i asked him to replace the pan before he left the first time, but he wanted to wait to do the coils and the pan all at once......oh well , needless to say we are having another man from a different company come out on monday......a friend of my hubbys , who will also discount........things will work out eventually.....sorry to rant so early but i feel better now....thanks for listening....have a great mayberry day,ya'll, sara

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22202: hey ,i wanted to tell you some early memories of watching andy.......when i was alittle bitty girl my mom and dad would watch it faithfully as i was winding down the day.....the sound of the leather chair in the courthouse while anyone was sitting there made a sort of squeaky crunchy sound......that was my first memory of that show....i love that sound.......it happens a lot when barney is about to talk to juanita at the diner over the phone.....and of course andy catches him, and sneaks up behind......you beat everything, you know that.....im 42 and i have always loved the show......the favorites are the ones that make me cry.....especially opie the birdman.....tvland is taking a poll on the fav eps.....im sure that one will make it on the list...well, gotta go check out the ceiling that i affectionately call niagara falls, love sara

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22203: spot= glad you had a great vacation. congrats on the fish your daughter caught, remembereach year that fish is got to grow an inch bigger, that's a dad's thing. missed your cooking, i have krispy kreme donuts i'll bring a brown truck full. asa= good to see you back, missed you.dixie bell= i got my rocker after you had been gone. i couldn't figure out whose squeeking rocker that was. tee-hee. welcome d. b. edwards also. mdc= thanks for the cactus soup was good. i agree john boy for andy how about jim carey as barney? my favorite eastwood movie is heartbreak ridge. being 62, i started watching the original andy griffith series when it came on. our country was going thru enormous social changes and the music and hangouts way of life was drastically changed so shows like this and the waltons kept a connection to a way of lifethat was vanishing. mayberry deputy= prayers for the golfer and there family. hazel= so great to see you on the porch again, missed you. ellen brown= great to see you again we have all been praying for you. sterling= what are you doing these days? as i said earlier eastwood movie heartbreak ridge was my favorite, the ending was sad when he said they no longer need old soldiers like me anymore. makes you think of real life. hi to ed sawyer my friend, salty dog, sara, afd, boo, new neighbor and all the porch, keep them rockers rocking and the food and talking a going. pipeman

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22204: ro and sugarplum= every year my yard is full of flowers, i give away a lot. i also make planters out of unusual old items. example a shiney toaster has flowers on it. a bicycle painted white with a potted plant. i build small footbridges etc. this year plenty of blooms but doesn;t seem they last as long since it's been hot two days and three days rain. anyone hear from goober? i'm worried about him especially after all he's been thru this year. let's keep him in our prayers. pipeman

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22205: Pipeman, I'd love to see pictures of the things you've made planter out of. Do you have any? Could you post them somewhere or email them to me? My email's on the Cutlass.
Charlotte Tucker

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22206: Ooops, that's planters. I should EDIT better.

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22207: charlotte tucker= i'm in the process of taking pictures. would be glad to. i'm in the process of making more unusal planters. i jyst did one with a tricycle and put a potted vine plant on it, it drapes over the handlebars and seat. i made one out of an old iron planters wheel and built a western town bird feeder and fromthe spokes hung bird feeders, they love it. remember the old wash and rinse tubs on a stand with wheels/ i have obe with b;ack eye susans in both sides on top of a concreate platform and beside it i havean antique wheel barrow filled with rose moss. i quess i can do other things besides blow things up' tee-hee. pipeman

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22208: Mrs Wiley, I saw "your" ep last night, "My fair Earnest T." So, did you ever get the punch-soaked napkins off the ceiling? teehee
Here's a few other gems from that episode:
"Surprise, surprise, I can see it in your eyes"
Barn: Ernest T is coming right along. For a minute there I thought it was the Count of Monte Cristo!
"How do you do Mrs. Wi-lee."
"You mean it Ro-mee-na?"
Yes, it's the first time he say Romeena instead of Ramona, so i guess it's Ro's ep too.
Anyway, another funny one, for sure

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22209: Oops, forgot to say hey to pipeman, and glad that the prik-ly pear soup was a hit.
You are so creative with the planters. oes doc make them too?
Boo- the nights stay hot because of soo much concrete and asphalt! If you go way out of town it is a bit cooler. Thanks for the tags info. i guess you could say "it grew on you" eh? Glad it did.
Sara, thanks for your info too. Funny how those little things stick in the mind. Glad the glus. is working. I also now take oregano for infections etc. Good stuff. Google this book, it's great: "The Cure is in the Cupboard."
Spot, 3 acres, wow, sounds as colorful as Poor Horato's signature!
Well, off to do more chores.
Where's Homemaker, etc these days?
have a good one.

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22210: MDC, that's my favorite ep, hence my screen name. So many GREAT lines!! I love it when Barn (so droll)says that about the Count of MonteCristo, And how Mr. Schwump is so helpful to me with the rock that Barn goes on and on about..."the boys down at the lab" or something like that. Sure hope it makes one of the top 10 on TVLand next week.

Hey to everyone and prayers all around. Goin to preachin' tomorrow for the first time since surgery...a month!? Sure have been hurtin' without The Lord every week.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Earnest T.: (getting the rhythm to the dance tune and strutting over to Romeena) "would you care to dance'st?"

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22211: Pipeman, I'd surely enjoy seeing the planters you've made. If you decide to share some pictures, you should find my email at The Cutlass, though I'm not sure how you get there. I've lost my directions, and I don't find it listed on the home page here. Can anybody help me?

Charlotte Tucker, you're very welcome. I hope somebody enjoys them.

I've noticed that lately TVLand is showing a lot of the epilogues. Believe it or not, I've seen a few that I don't recall ever seeing before, and as a TAGS fan of many years, that's saying a lot. I suppose I saw them when they were originally aired, but that was a looooong time ago, and I'm really proud if I can remember what happened last week. By the way, someone said that the first season was going to be released on DVD soon - does anyone know when that's going to happen? I most definitely will be one of the first in line!

Well, there's preachin' in the morning, then lunch somewhere, then a really lazy afternoon of rest, then on Monday the fur starts to fly, as the carpet men invade. By the end of the week, I hope, all will be back to normal. Then a little later, when my contractor friend has the time, we'll turn it all upside down again while he paints. I had wanted to paint before the new carpet went down, but the leak sort of changed my priorities. Oh, well, he's careful. I'm just glad Newton Monroe isn't doing it! Now that boy can make a royal mess! He's nice, but he just ain't very ept.

Have a great Sabbath, folks. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 17, 2004 - Msg 22212: Hello!! Man, this is a busy board! I am new here! Well I used to post some probably about a year ago, but got away from it. I recognize some names...so yall are devoted people! I'm Alyce from VA and heading to Mt. Airy this weekend. I cant wait. I remember last year saying how much I wanted to go and that it would have to be next summer...well this is "next summer". Last year I was hot, big and pregnant...this year will be perfect!! Looking forward to joining you all on the board...hope I am welcome..I'm sure I am! Alyce

July 18, 2004 - Msg 22213: WELCOME ALYCE TO THE PORCH- YOU NOW HAVE A ROCKER WITH YOUR NAME ON IT. STOP BY OFTEN. hope you enjoy mt. airy, let us know what you think of it. mdc= doc does nothing but sit and grumbles, can't hit a nail a lick. spot= are you sleeping or cooking? ha. great to have you back. ro= you take sugarplum to chruch today? good morning porchsters== may the good lord smile on you and yours. pipeman

July 18, 2004 - Msg 22214: hello ALYCE.. pull up a rocker and sit a while ,your always welcome also hello and welcome to DIXIE BELLE. ROMEENA .. I think I read that the first season of TAGS would be out in Oct.
mayberry deputy

July 18, 2004 - Msg 22215: Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

Pipeman - you mentioning your fancy planters makes me think back to my grandmothers. One had a commode in her yard filled with petunias, and the other had old car
wheels with hens and chicks (Sempervivum) in them and used old tractor tires in her landscaping.

The address to the Cutlass is... http://www.geocities.com/porchsters

Alyce, did you have an Andy or an Andelina? Welcome Back to you and Dixie Belle!

Prayers for all - Have a great week everyone!

July 18, 2004 - Msg 22216: Pardon me, mayberry deputy! Didn't mean to crowd ya!


July 18, 2004 - Msg 22217: Evening Porch.
Hope y'all had a nice soothing Sabbath. Feels kinda good to recharge them batteries. Hope yours went well Mrs. Wiley.
Romeena, Maberry Deputy is right on October for the release of the dvd's. Oct. 12th is the date I heard but you may want to wait and get the official verification from the county. I know how you like to play it close to the vest.
Welcome back Alyce. Good to see you.
Well my big fireworks show for last night got rained out. Boy, what a let down. It was gonna be big!
Not feeling so good today. Don't know how I managed to get a cold in the middle of summer, but I did it. Throat's so sore it hurts to swallow. Anyone got any good remedies for a sore throat?
Remember everyone, T.V. Land has it's week long tribute to Andy starting tomorrow. Something like 2 hours of TAGS on every night this week. I ain't gonne miss it.
Talk to you later. Be good.


July 18, 2004 - Msg 22218: Hello Porch family:
Just sitting here rocking, and reading. Wonderful Sunday activities. What's for supper? Anybody in for a walk to the gas station for a bottle of pop?
Glad to see all the new folks and return of the old! This here is a fun place to be! Gotta go and get me walking shoes on, the youn'uns are waiting... Have a great rest of the weekend. ~New Neighbor

July 18, 2004 - Msg 22219: Asa-- Didn't see ya there! Where ya been? Hey, I thought ya didn't get rain in yer part of the country. That's why you have a sore throat. Ya stood out in the rain, and now ya got a cold. Little honey and lemon will soothe the hurt. Can't wait for the Andy Marathon. Gonna be glued to the TV for those 2 hours. ~New Neighbor

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22220: Good Morning!! Thanks for all the "welcome backs". I may forget to post sometimes..busy with two kiddos. how do you bold print names? AFD: I have 2 Andalina's!! Would love an Andy though :-)Anyway... When is the Andy Marathon? I know there is a special on Wednesday night at 10:00. Mayberry Deputy: is that just your chosen screen name or are you David Browning? Yall have a good day, I'll check in later, once breakfast and dishes are done! :-( ALYCE

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22221: Hey Alyce. The Andy marathon is all week starting tonight. I think it starts at 8 and goes to 10 or 10:30 every night this week. (Thats E.S.T)
I ain't got no honey N.N. Gonna go see the Doc today. Strep is going around they say and this hurts bad. sniff sniff (thems crying sniffs, not smelling sniffs)


July 19, 2004 - Msg 22222: Asa, Sorry you're feeling bad. My little girls are both sick with colds too..not good,they've got to get well before Friday when we head to "Mayberry" for the weekend! Alyce

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22223: hey ALYCE .. thats just my choosen screen name , Im from western N.C. Everyone have a great day
mayberry deputy

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22224: Good morning everyone - Spot - enjoyed the fish story - would you believe I got college credit in PE for "Casting and Angling?" Ain't fished since. . .I don't like worms!
WElcome back Alyce -
Dixie - where have you been? How is your love life?
Asa - hope you aint' got strep. . .it ain't no fun at all. . .
Please be in prayer for my momma - her last sister passed away on Saturday. . .she is the lone wolf of her family now. Not real sure how she is doing - she seems fine but you know how that can be. She will be 80 on August 1 - having a big party in honor of that milestone.


July 19, 2004 - Msg 22225: Howdy Porch!

I hope everyone is doing well this fine Monday morning.

Asa, about the sore throat...I had strep throat a couple of months ago, it hurt so bad I finally went to the doctor, (which I hardly EVER do) and after getting on antibiotics I was already feeling better by the evening of the same day. If it doesn't feel better soon, don't mess with it! I suffered with that sore throat a couple days before I humbled myself into seeing the doctor!

I also can tell you that center your basketball team got is Mehmet Okur. He is from Turkey and I believe you may get a chance to see him on Turkey's Olympic basketball team this summer. He shows a lot of potential, but he never really got his chance to shine here, playing behind some other big men. He had his own fan club, and a lot of the fans would carry signs saying, "Send the Lakers a Memo!" (Or the Bulls, or the Heat, you get the picture!) Sorry to hear about your fireworks show getting rained out. Have you done many?

Welcome back Dixie Bell! I too, seem to remember you had a beau the last time you visited with us. How are things going in that department?

Hey Alyce, I think the marathon starts tonight at 8:00. I believe they are going to show one episode every night this week, (Maybe two), but I thought I also heard that Thursday night at 10:00 they will run the top ten. I could be wrong about that, though.

I hope Romeena, and Sara, get their houses back in order real soon. We have a leaky toilet around here, but luckily we got two spares! The man's supposed to fix it when he gets back from vacation! (Can you imagine that, my plumber gets to go on vacation when my toilet is leaking!) HARRUUMPH!! lol

Lastly, I am looking for a little travel advice...
Has anyone ever been to Banff National Park in Canada? We are thinking of taking a vacation there this fall, and any advice would be most welcome! If we don't go there, we are also entertaining the idea of Glacier National Park. You could email me if you don't want to take up space on the porch, I am in the aforementioned Cutlass also!

Have a wonderful, blessed, Mayberry kind of day!
Mary Wiggins

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22226: Hey Alyce, Asa, Mayberry Deputy, and Homemaker, I have been trying to post the above message since message number 22220! Sorry if I repeated some of the above information!

Homemaker, sorry to hear about your Aunt, I hope your mother is doing well and that she has a fine birthday in August.

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22227: Oops, that was me again, Mary Wiggins!

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22228: welcome to alyce....i have an aunt alyce who spells her name the same....with the y dont you know.......church was very exciting today....a friend in the choir announced his engagement in the church service during the prayers for the people portion of the announcements.....he is in his 30s and we didnt even know he was dating anyone.....that man can sure keep a secret.....he should work for the fbi or somethin....they will be married in our church next may, and they will stay in our church also....im trying to get her to come to choir practices as we are always needing more women to sing......my friend said he is working on that very thing......as a group we are going to host a party shower for them with men and women attending.....a social, mayberry style.....it will be lots of fun......it blows my mind to think he could be someones husband and daddy someday......change is a wonderful thing,love,sara

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22229: Hi again all...Trying to get my girls well today, although the oldest is perfectly content in her sandbox. I wont take the baby out..too much of a temp change for her I'm afraid. Sara..yes, that is about the only thing in my name I like..is the Y..hehe.. Mayberry Deputy..ok, just wondering about the name..because I met David Browning last Oct. when I was 8 mos pregnant..took a picture, then ruined my film...SO UPSET! Mary, I think the Andy top 10 is Wed. night at 10pm. I remember cause Wed is church night and I was making sure I wouldnt miss it..haha!!Yall take care, getting time to feed the little monkeys here! I'm so excited about going to Mt. Airy this weekend..hehehe..(cant ya tell??) ;-) ALYCE...oh again..how do you bold print names??

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22230: 'Morning to everyone on the porch. I'm sorry if I ever leave anyone out, it's for that reason that I hesitate to mention "welcomes" to people by name, because I know I would leave someone out. Let's just say it's nice to see everyone! And on that note, my computer is so old and outdated, and slow, that I usually don't even read the archives if the page has been swept; so I must apoligize if I miss responding to someone or giving them a welcome. I guess I'm just in a sentimental mood today... us Hazel's are sensitive!
- Hazel

Barn: (to Otis) A little slower please...

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22231: isn't the porch nice and full? just makes everything seem right with the world. hello to each of you. as we grow it gets impossible to name each person but it's meant for each one. we had some new folks a few months ago get upset because they didn't see there names very often, we tried to reassure them but to no avail. that is why i say each posts is for everyone. pipeman

July 19, 2004 - Msg 22232: Mary Wiggins, I have never been to Banf but my parents have. They have done alot of traveling but Banf is my Dad's favorite. He says it is really beautiful. There is a movie called The Edge with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Balwin that was filmed there. You might want to rent the movie and check out the scenery. The movie is very good but not for children (very scary scenes with a man-eating bear).

Asa, I have a cold myself. Nasty things!

So what will the No 1 TAGS ep be?? Opie The Birdman, I think.


July 19, 2004 - Msg 22233: hey PIPEMAN... Did you catch the truck race Saturday night ? The ending was exciting it took three tries at the green white checkered to get the race finished
mayberry deputy