August 06, 2004 - Msg 22722: Hello to my porch pals. I know it has been a month of Sundays since I've been on the porch, and I'm sorry if I worried anybody, but, I am coming to you, knowing ya'll are GREAT at sending up prayers, I am needing them pretty badly. My mother suffered a brain aneurysm last Thurs & is in SICU in a coma. She has had massive bleeding to her brain & it is so swollen they can't even tell what all is damaged in there. Please keep her in your prayers. My sister & I also that we will know what decisions need to be made when they need to be made. She is only 61 & her name is Mary. I am not ready to lose my mother yet!
Thank you all ahead of time & I will try to keep you posted. Right now most of my time is spent at the hospital. you can email me at or

August 06, 2004 - Msg 22723: Awww Mavis, so wonderful to see you but so sad to hear whats going on with your Mother. You have my prayers for her and for you and your family. Please let us know how she is getting on. I am so sorry Mavis. God bless.


August 06, 2004 - Msg 22724: ----prayers---- *Mavis. I'm truly sorry to hear about your troubles.


August 06, 2004 - Msg 22725: Hey thoughts are with you and your family! 61 is so God be with her. How is everyone today? I am pooped. Ran errands this morning with the girls and it just wears me out. I came home and made a yummy trail mix that I am munching on. Beautiful day today..only in the mid-high 70s..Well I am going to get the baby down for a nap..have a great day!


August 06, 2004 - Msg 22726: Mavis,
I have a friend that had a brain aneurism the day after I got married. That is going to be 15 years next month! The good news is, she is alive and doing very well. It was pretty rough going for her at first, but today she is active, healthy and able to be a mom to her two grown girls. I will pray the same outcome for your mother. So take hope with you, and we will all send our prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.

Mary Wiggins

August 06, 2004 - Msg 22727: Hi Mavis, glad to see you but so sorry to hear about your Mother. My prayers will go up for her and for your family. You just stay close to her in the hospital and I'll worry about trimming Asa's ears.

~ Mrs. Wiley

August 06, 2004 - Msg 22728: Prayers for mavis' mom and all on the porch.
These are trying times, that is for sure.
But we all know how good tags deals with the subject of praying!!!
Glad we can still enjoy a quote or two.
That's what we need a good quote-a-thon!
(Actually, I guess ya all really started one already!)
My favorite is the scene when all the guys
are in the barbershop and Barbara Eden gets off the bus, and they are oggling over her as they look out the window:
Barn: Ring-a-ding-ding
Mayor: Now that's what I call a female.
Floyd: Yeah, that's a female all right, right Andy?
Andy: Yup, that's definitely not a boy!

Then she starts to walk toward the barbershop and they all start scurrying around to act "natural" when she comes in. Always cracks me up.
Ya all have a fine mayberry day.
If spot dont show up, come on over to our place for grilled burgers tonight and all the fixins!
Get to preachin this Sunday!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

August 06, 2004 - Msg 22729: Here's one:

"You think you're kidding? Listen, an I.Q. can be a mixed blessing sometimes. Some people want it and can't get it, I got it and had to get rid of it."

Mary Wiggins

August 06, 2004 - Msg 22730: MDC my favorite quote from that show is when Andy says "Nature's been real, real good to you. I don't believe I can remember when nature spent so much time on one person." lol that's a good show! Come to think of it they are all pretty good!

Then there's the old stand by "Nip it!Nip it in the bud!"or "That there is what you call a hand wahsin' complesion."

I gotta go everyone have a good weekend;)

Dixie Belle

August 06, 2004 - Msg 22731: Evening folks..Guess we'll be dining with MDC tonight? I took some ham out of the freezer, reckon I'll make a sandwich. Hubby works shift so its a sandwich night. Be glad when 7 pm rolls around..girls will be in bed, and Iwont be far from it! lol!


August 06, 2004 - Msg 22732: Good to see you Mavis. . .as you know - we have missed you rockin with us and we are sorry for you at this time. . .may God put his gentle hand on your momma and your family. May He give you comfort and peace - just rest your cares on Him and He will be there.


August 06, 2004 - Msg 22733: P.S. Dixie - you gotta watch them compelsions!


August 06, 2004 - Msg 22734: mavis,we will say some prayers for you and your glad its friday, the weather was nice and mild today, breezy and soft, the doggie enjoyed resting on the ground with the wind gently ruffling her sweet to see her enjoy the beautiful summer day......three babies at my house....little chase is a pistol, she is into everything that a 1 year old can ..... looking forward to shopping in texas tomorrow...we have the no tax weekend on anything for back to school....we start back on the kids will be walking to and from....we have walked the route together several times and they know where to, sara

August 06, 2004 - Msg 22735: Mavis,you will be in my prayers.Lots of Mamas being prayed for these days.God certainly answered prayers where MY mama was concerned (she had a heart attack)and I pray He will answer our prayers for your mama as well. God Bless,take care of yourself,and stay strong.We're always here for you if you need us.
Hey to everybody else! Gotta give a Tags quote,huh? Hmmm.. how about this one? ANDY:" Now you're not no account,Ernest T.,you're not no account-you're just.. ignorant. ERNEST T.: "Aw,you're just being nice."
possum under a rock

August 06, 2004 - Msg 22736: Possum, HM , sara and others, all your prayers are special for mavis and and so many other sick folk on the porch, like pipeman.
How i miss his daily wit, the brown truck and his cherryblend briar! Pipeman, our thoughts and prayers are with you bro. Morning glorys to you.
Anyone know which ep the following quote is from?
Barn: Yeah Ange, you're real funny.
Whata ya gonna do next, wax the steps
at the old folks home.
I also like the ending of Opie and the Bully when Opie says:
"Pa, a sandwich sure tastes better with milk!"
Well, the crickets and cecatas are keepin' time with the guitar this evenin' on the porch.
I think I'll step out and walk off the burgers.
By the way, next week I'll be gone on vacation,
so come Thursday, don't all be askin'"Hey, where's
MDC been lately!" teehee
Which reminds me, I know Ro is on her Mongolian trip, but where has Charlotte been lately?
Mr Darlin's Cuz

August 06, 2004 - Msg 22737: Oops, Dixie belle, yup, that is a good one too;
especially in Andy's wonderful southern drawl!
I like those earlier shows better, but that may just be me.

August 06, 2004 - Msg 22738: Hey yall...I dont know Pipeman,as I am still new here, but I am curious as to what his condition is. I just watched a movie..Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood. Has anyone seen that? I thought it was pretty good..had a few phone call interuptions, but I thought it was good..really makes you look into the way you are as a mother. Well Nighty night guys..have a great weekend. We have two b-day parties tomorrow, so I am going to be busy!!


August 06, 2004 - Msg 22739: Alyce, I know this is going to sound strange because so many of my friends liked the Ya Ya movie but I just hated it! It bored me to tears and I don't think I even finished it. I guess I'm weird. I didn't like Steel Magnolias or Terms of Endearment, either. I am straight, though, I promise. Guess I'm just not into chick flicks.

Mavis, so sorry for what you are going through. I will pray for your mother and you and the decisions you make for her. God be with each of you.

Love to All,

Ernest T: "I didn't heave it!"

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22740: Otis: "Saturday. Beeuootiful Saturday." ~ Mrs. Wiley

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22741: My thoughts are with you, Mavis.
- Hazel

Another Otis" "I seen temptation coming, but it seen me coming too."

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22742: prayers for you, your mom and the rest of the porch. like john denvers song- thank god i'm an andy fan. the sun is up and i have cakes on the griddle also ham, sausage, canadian bacon, all kinds of eggs, red eyed gravy. donuts, water melons, cantelopes, fersh strawberries and blueberries served on shortcake with whipped cream. no whipped creame fights fellows. ha. one of my favorite sayings was when andy got caught with the fun girls and when confronted by helen, he said;; no- but that's the only excuse i could think of. alyce= briefly, i have heart failure, high blood pressure, one kidney, it's functioning at about 86% all part of agent orange exposure. this leaves me very weak and there are days and weeks where i have no energy or strength then about 3 days or so i can do anything. i thank god i still get around , chruch and my mind. thanks mdc for keeping track of me that's why your the marshall wyatt. thank you all for your prayers and kind thoughts they always mean a lot. pipeman

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22743: above message the opening was for mavis, pipeman

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22744: HEY GANG!...gona read the porch news!..SPOT

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22745: Hello yall... Pipeman..sorry to hear about your health, but it sounds like you have a great support group here!! You take care of yourself! Breakfast sounds good. I munched on some homemade bread this morning..Cant fill up here since we have a full day of kids birthday parties. Boo: guess you dont like the chic flics..I did like Ya Ya..and I loved Steal Magnolias..loved it loved it!! The best movie though is The Notebook...Awesome..they did leave one part out that was in the book, but I got over it after about a week..haha..


August 07, 2004 - Msg 22746: left your bold on!

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22747: test

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22748:

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22749:

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22750: I passed the test!

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22751: how do you cut it off......after you use it on a word?..sorry..Spot

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22752: Alyce, what is The Notebook? I never heard of it. I did like Fried Green Tomatos alot and that is a chic flic, right? My favorite movies tend to be the ones with historical significance. I really like Braveheart, Dances With Wolves, The Passion of The Christ, movies about the Civil War, etc...the ones that kind of inspire you to greatness and courage. I liked Radio alot because it was a true story and so inspiring, wasn't it? There was a really terrific movie that came out several years ago and I just cannot remember the name of it. Maybe you all can help me. It starred Anthony Hopkins and the t-tle was the name of a famous ship used in slave trade. It was based on a true story about some Africans who were taken as slaves and then allowed to return to their home. Does anyone remember the name of it?

Better go, my little girl just relieved herself on the floor in the foyer!


August 07, 2004 - Msg 22753: boo- the movie notebook stars james garner and gina rowlands and is rated the best movie by critics. it's about two people who are in love but since she is rich and he is poor, they are forbidden to see each other and they met again after ww2 but went on with sucessfull lives. they meet again when he is visiting the nursing home she is in . she has alzimerrs so they write a notebook of memories and everyday he comes visits her and reads fromthe notebook so she can retain bits and pieces. a must see. spot- i like the bold you. pipeman

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22754: Hey Pipeman and all!..tonight its southern fried chicken, mashed taters,fried squash,green beans,corn bread,hot peppers,green onions,and sweet tea...and o-yea will someone bring some slaw...signed:SPOT the"gona wash my truck when I get off work at 6" dog of your porch..lights are on!

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22755: "Amistad" is the name of the movie about slave trade.

August 07, 2004 - Msg 22756: Hey yall..Boo: The Notebook is AWESOME..I read the book ...I would suggest reading the book first. It is by Nicholas Sparks, he's a pretty good author, I've read some of his books. Getting ready to start one next week at the beach.I havent seen Radio yet..I have it here, borrowed it, but hasnt been a time when hubby and I can watch together. Did you like Cold Mountain? I have to be in certain moods for certain movies. Anyone interested to seeing The Village? I am pooped, had the two b-day parties then went out to supper with my I am going to get jamas on and get into my comfy bed..oh wait..think i'll have some cookies and ice cream first ;-)


August 07, 2004 - Msg 22757: Boo - I'm with you - I am not really into chic flicks. I like romantic comedies - sometimes - I really like the movie "Something to Talk About" with Julia Roberts and I love "Overboard" with Goldie and Kurt. The biggest tearjerker for me growing up was "Brian's Song" - it was remade several years ago but I just love the original.

Been a busy day today - finished getting backpacks for school (Yu-Gi-Oh and Orange County Choppers) and a new electric pencil sharpener.

Do you think Romeena is anything like Aunt Bee when she went to Mexico with her two friends? Can't you see Romeena and all of her treasures when she returns? I wonder what she will bring us? Hopefully she won't get Mongolian Revenge on her trip. . . God bless the plumster!

Best wishes for you all - -


August 08, 2004 - Msg 22758: Good Sunday Morning Porch....SPOT

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22759: i loved steel magnolias, because im a big dolly parton fan and always love anything she is in....did yall know that dolly and porter waggoner were feudin? I think they have made up over the all started when she wanted to leave his show. he thought she was makin a huge mistake and said she was living in a fairy land if she thought she could do much better than with him, before she left she wrote , i will always love you about her leaving their became the biggest song of her career and the rest is history......these days everyone knows about dolly but does anyone know porter? the fickle finger of fate.....and fame is fleeting so she must be doing something not much into chick flicks either, but one favorite is while you were sleeping, with sandra bullock, who was also in ya ya.....i havent seen that one but would like to....any movie with christmas in it is a good one.......see yall later, isnt it strange how we are so much like our mothers? Justa thought......sara

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22760: shopping porchsters, go check out the shabby chic collection at target......yummy oldfashioned pillows and sheet sets with matching comforters for your beautiful house.....they also have decorative mirrors and things for your going to have to go sometime without the kids......i cant think very well when they are with me.....last night we had a little girl spend the night with lizzie ,our 9 yr. old, a friend from school.....lizzie didnt want to go to church because her sunday school teacher would embarrass her in front of her friend, i dont think he would but she was very firm about this.....maybe he would, she didnt want to take any hubby went to church without us.....i really wanted to go....oh well next time i sara

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22761: Hey, Sara, skip Sunday school and drag them to the church service! hehe Just think, she's only 9 now and soon she'll be 13 and embarrassed over EVERYTHING!

Yes, it was Amistad. Great movie!


August 08, 2004 - Msg 22762: good morning porch, love and prayers to everyone. thanks spot for the invite, be there with bells on. anyone got fried green tomatoes and okra to add for supper? on july 30 i lost a friend. he was a vietnam vet, former alcohlic, failed marriage and then he went to lincoln christain college , worked one year as a drug and alcohol counselor, and got promoted to va in michigan was there a year and killed in a car wreck, talk about modern day miracles. i always consider it a miracle everyday when i open my eyes. mdc= cowgirl shut the site down i see. sorry if i got carried away about my friend just praise the lord. thank each of you for being so special. pipeman

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22763: God Bless you Pipeman, keeping you in my prayers along with all the porchters. ~ Mrs. Wiley

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22764: hey PIPEMAN ... sorry about your losing your friend,sounds like he turned his life around ..race starts soon ,hope its as good as the truck and busch races were Friday night and Saturday night over at the smaller IRP track . Spot...went fishing this morning with my brother and 5 year old nephew ,fish werent biting but still had fun watching the little fellow reel in the small ones he did manage to catch,I guess you could say we went to church ... the church of the great outdoors,Lake Rhodhiss congregation .everyone have a great day
mayberry deputy

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22765: Hello yall..Good Sunday to you! Hope everyone is doing well. I am so tired today and sundays are perfect for naps..but the baby isnt sleepy!Sorry about your friend Pipeman..makes us thankful for everyday and the realization that we arent guaranteed tomorrow. Busy week ahead of me..VBS starts tonight and I have something to do every day this week..I dont like being busy and on the road all the time!
Yall have a great afternoon..get some zz's


August 08, 2004 - Msg 22766: OK GANG! Lets get the hot wings ready and chips and dip and pizza and cokes and fanta grape sodas!..Nascar Is On!...signed: SPOT the" varoom #8,#29,#9" dog fo your porch

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22767: about #88, #6...and Elliot Sadler (forgot his number) :-)


August 08, 2004 - Msg 22768: VBS right before school starts back up, Alyce? Murder!

My son just put on his Cub Scout uniform for the first time. He looks so adorable! He is on his way to a outdoor missile race or something. This is his first year in scouting.

Just stuffed myself with a cheeseburger from Sonic. Do ya'll have Sonic in your neck of the woods? Its like the old-fashioned drive-ins.

gotta go,

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22769: Yep we have a Sonic about 30 minutes away. I want to try the Jr. Banana split. I dont like their fries though..No one beats McDonald's. I am watching Meet the that is a funny movie! Yep, VBS at the end of summer. This is the latest we have ever had it I believe. Its a night too..I prefer day, but anyway..Most of our kids dont go back to school until after labor day here anyway. Well going to go play with the baby!


August 08, 2004 - Msg 22770: How about #41 - the pole sitter, kinda partial to him with his first name being the same as my oldest's and when you grow up in Indy, the Mears name meant the Indy 500 for so long.

We have Sonic here Boo - we really enjoy their shakes!

Sorry about the Vet, Pipeman, he must have been something special for God to use him as He did. He is probably rejoicing with Jesus as we type. . .


August 08, 2004 - Msg 22771: Alyce Elliot"s #38...he is running strong, so is gordon....hey HM,Boo,Mrs. Wiley...WOW big crash got to go....SPOT

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22772: I'm all packed and ready to leave for a week of camping tomorrow. We gotta git outta dodge for a while and decompress!
pipeman, yes, I see that the rifleman site shut down. Cowgirl was getting a new modem and ISP,
so she said she may be back up soon.
Sorry to hear about your vet friend, may he rest in the peace of the Lord. Seems like he was a special man!
Boo, I recently purchased "The Great Escape" that came out in the 60's with Steve Mqueen, James garner and others. It's a true story and shows the grit of our men during WWII.
Anyone seen Charlotte Tucker?
I saw the Darlings are Coming last night locally
Love it when Briscoe says :
"Let's play 'Tear Up Your Old Clothes for Rags."
Then while their playing, Charlene puts her foot on Andy's knee and he sort of rolls his eyes.
It's priceless!
Later she chases Andy around the courthouse and Andy says,
"Charlene, I'm old enough to be your father!"
and she says,
"You sure been beautiful preserved!"
Such a classic scene!
Oh well, gotta sift thru the tackle box and
buy some worms!
Ya all have a grest week on the porch.
Just cover my chair up with a sheet to keep the dust off! Also, I just realized that come September,
I will have been on the porch for a whole year!!!
Time flies when you're havin' fun I guess.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22773: Camping!,,,great MDC...I love to camp...pontoon boat and jetskis...big fire , roast chicken..tater fun!..PBJ sandwiched tonight!..chips,cukes,tea,..signed:SPOT the"go mark #6" dog of your porch

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22774: Wow, I sure did want to go camping this summer but it just didn't work out that way. I just got my car out of the shop (cost me 1,000 dollars to rebuild the transmission) and I just went out to go somewhere and it wouldn't start!! Its just completely dead. Boy, I was hoping to drive it for at least 48 hours before I had anymore trouble with it!

Time does fly, MDC. Its been a little over 2 years for me here on the porch and I would have never dreamed that I would still be visiting daily. Such a neat thing to do getting to be a part of such a great group of folks.

I remember The Great Escape, MDC. What was the name of that great movie (are ya'll getting the idea that I have trouble remembering names?) about the trial of the Nazi prisoners that was made in the 50's or 60's and then there was a remake of it starring Alec Baldwin in the 90's?

Alyce, is Meet the Parents the one where the guy un-corks the wine and the corks knocks over the urn with grandma's ashes?? I don't think I saw all of it but I remember laughing at what I did see.

Boy, I sure wish I was tubing on the Frio River right about now.....


August 08, 2004 - Msg 22775: we need mayberry more than ever god bless america and tags

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22776: "Call the man!"

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22777: Hey again..
Boo: I dont think that was a scene in Meet the Parents..I could be wrong though. I just got back from was good, but it lasts so late. Spot: how did Mark do?? He's my man. and of course Elliot (being from so close to my home). My hubby likes D.J.
MDC..have a great trip. We leave for the beach Sunday!! Cant wait!
Well gotta get some supper..ham sandwich I guess..watching Old School..can yall tell that we have HBO free this I am watching all these movies. I just wish the language was bleeped out.


August 08, 2004 - Msg 22778: MDC, Happy Anniversary in September! I sure am glad you decided to stay around and visit with us.

Hey to everyone else here on the porch. I am a little tuckered I think I will just call it a day...

Good night full of Mayberry Dreams,
Mary Wiggins

August 08, 2004 - Msg 22779: As fan of many years of A/G show, I have always loved the NC landscape scene during the credits at the end of every show. Does anyone know how I can get a copy, print, etc. of this? If you do, please email me at Thank you so very much. Max Taylor

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22780: I've never posted before...i want to know if they still have mayberry days in mt. airy...every year my husband and i want to go and this year we might actually be able to but i can't find it on the events chart......i would like so much to see andy or barney while they are still on this earth...i am the same age as opie and and watched the show from day one and never stopped....can anyone give me any hope...patty sue

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22781: Good Morning all...Hope everyone has a great day!! Max..the show was filmed in California! Patty Sue..yes, Mt. Airy does still hold Mayberry Days. It is in September. Try this website..www.vist
dont include that space in the website..i had to do that because of the censor on this site.


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22782: Today is my baby girl's 3rd birthday and I just finished making cinnamon rolls for her for breakfast. I let her ice and decorate one then I put a candle in it, sang happy birthday and let her blow it out. She is so excited! How wonderful to be three and enjoy life so much. Wish we could all be so care free (or is carefree one word?).

So much to do today and don't want to get started. Looks like its going to rain here in South Texas, which is not good for an outdoor birthday party (groan).

Alyce, was Meet The Parents the one with the mean father who loved his cat and something happened to the cat so the future son-in-law went to the pound and found a cat like the original, lied about finding he original and then the original cat came back home?

I am making a chocolate and a strawberry birthday cake to feed everyone. Better go get started....


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22783: And the cat knew how to use the toilet?

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22784: "She's already been plighted!"

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22785: Mornin'! How is everyone today? I'm good. Hey to Patty Sue and Max Taylor. Ya'll stick around and chat with us. I promise we're nice, fun people! :)

Anyone got a good story to share?

I've been reading the posts and I must say I've seen the YaYa Sisterhood, The Notebook(**sniff**), and I own Steel Magnolias. They are all wonderfull movies but Steel Magnolias is my favorite beacause it has a great mixture of comedy and drama (and Dolly is my favorite).

If any of you ladys would like to see a good Chick flick I would suggest:
Return to Me (Minnie Driver & David Duchovny)
Never Been Kissed (Drew Barrymoore)
Ever After (Drew again)
You've Got Mail (Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks)
Sleepless in Seatle (ditto)
A Walk to Remember (Mandy Moore and oh so good!)
Miss Congeniality (Sandra Bullock...great!)
Sweet Home Alabama (Reese Witherspoon)
Father of the Bride (Steve it)
Father of the Bride II (ditto)

gosh.... I could go on and on..... I love these movies. All of them are good. Watch them if you have a chance.


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22786: Hey! Dixie..A Walk to Remember was one of Nicholas Sparks books too I believe (as the Notebook is too) I cant remember if I read A Walk or not though. Dixie..yes that is Meet the Parents..funny funny..he spray painted the cats tail..


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22787: Porchsters,
Just to let you know, my mother went home to be in her mansion Sat. morning. She was in no pain & she was also an organ donor, so a part of her is living on even tho she is gone from us. Thank you for your prayers, but please keep them coming for me & my sister. Her funeral is Thurs @ 1:00. I will keep you all updated about where her organs are going. So far, we know her kidneys went to someone in NC & her liver went to someone in Rochester, NY.

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22788: *Mavis... I'm sorry to hear your news but I'm glad to hear that she didn't suffer. **Prayers** for your family.

Alyce A Walk to remember was written by Nicholas Sparks. I watched the movie and then read the book and it made me like the book all the more. Great story. I want to read The Notebook now that I watched the movie this Saturday.


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22789: MAVIS prayers are with you and your family
mayberry deputy

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22790: do it backwards girl..hehe..reading the book after the movie!! There were a few things different between the book and the movie of The Notebook. One major thing..but I wont tell you. Have you seen Message in a Bottle? I havent seen that one,but I did read the book. Now that I think of it, I dont think I have read A Walk. Maybe I'll get that for the beach next week. I have The Guardian to take with me. Mavis..So glad your mother went on in peace. May God be with you and your family this week and the days to come.


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22791: Patty Sue, Yes they still have Mayberry Days in Mt. Airy. Andy Griffith will be there this year, as will several other stars fromt he show.
Go to
for information.

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22792: Mavis,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I am glad she didn't suffer, and that she is giving life to many, even after her death. I know you have had a rough couple of years there, and I will pray that God will sustain you and your sister and the rest of your family. I lost my mother 6 1/2 years ago, and my sympathy for you couldn't be greater. Take time to take care of yourself during these next few days, we will all be thinking of you here on the porch.

Mary Wiggins

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22793: Mavis, please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my prayers Dear. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless.


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22794: Prayers for you Mavis...SPOT

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22795: Mavis, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother, may God grant unto her eternal rest. Keep us posted hon.

~ Mrs. Wiley

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22796: Oh Mavis, I am so sorry for the grief you and your sister must be feeling right now. I can't even imagine. Dear Lord, please grant your comfort and peace to Mavis and her family at this time. Just wrap them up in your loving arms and carry them through this sorrow. In the name of Jesus, who is the Ressurection and the Life. Amen.


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22797: Oh, Mavis.I feel for you hon.I am so sorry you lost your mother.May she rest in peace with God and may God give you comfort now and always.

Pipeman,I am also sorry for the loss of your friend.Take care of yourself,friend.

Boo,I hope your lil' girl had a happy day!
Love ya all!
possum under a rock

August 09, 2004 - Msg 22798: Deepest sympathies Mavis. . .
Here's a hug from me (((((Mavis and family))))


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22799: Evening yall...Everyone must be awfully busy this week. It seems like there arent as many posts..or is it just me? Tonight was another night of VBS..the kids are having fun. I think the adults are too. I am just tired!! And hungry, I havent gotten to eat supper yet...Where is Spot??


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22800: I don't know about everyone else but I just don't feel like saying much since Mavis posted. Maybe I'll feel more like it tommorrow. I am just hurting for her right now.


August 09, 2004 - Msg 22801: I don't know about everyone else but I just don't feel like saying much since Mavis posted. Maybe I'll feel more like it tommorrow. I am just hurting for her right now.


August 10, 2004 - Msg 22802: Hi everyone, just wanted ya'll to know I'm still alive. Things have gotten way yonder too busy around here. I'm just running every day and no time to sit on the porch. Does someone have any suggestions on how to stop this out of control train?? Prayers for Mavis' mom. So sorry to hear that. Looks like I also missed possum's birthday and perhaps some others. I need an evening to sit and read the archives but don't see one in sight. You're all a sight for sore eyes though. Take care.
Charlotte Tucker

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22803: PS. My class reunion pics are at this website: There are quite a few of my son and I playing golf. Ya'll see if you can pick us out. (He's the tall handsome one.) And there are some group pics at the end of the dinner pics that my hubby and I are in too.

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22804: Prayers for you Mavis. God be with you and your family. (((hugs)))


August 10, 2004 - Msg 22805: Sorry about your loss, Mavis.
- Hazel

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22806: mavis= sorry about your loss, i ost both my parents quie awhile ago but they live on in my heart and memory. words are always in adequate but my prayers go out to you. welcome to the porch patty sue and max taylor, i'm the pipeman. boo- happy late birthday to baby girl. mrs wiley- thanks. mdc-- have a safe and enjoyable camping trip. your in our prayers. watch out for the outlaws operating in that area. a big hello to everyone else, i sure thank god for each of you. pipeman

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22807: Hi Charlotte,
Nice pictures...I am guessing you are the women wearing a white shirt with red flowers on it. Am I right? Looks like everyone had a great time at your reunion!

Boo, Happy Birthday to your little three year old! Every year she grows, hopefully she will grow out of her mischievousness! She must be a darling...

It's a pretty day on my end of the porch. Temps have been running a little cooler than normal, but that's okay with me! I prefer the fall to any other season.

Prayers continue for you Mavis, we love you...

When does Romeena get back? I expect it must be some day next week. I can't wait to hear about her adventures. She has such a way with turning a phrase, she should have been a writer!

I thought I would fix up some scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausages, pancakes, and a nice tall glass of ice cold, fresh squeezed Florida orange juice, and of course... a tear from the roll of paper towels!

Have a wonderful day all!
Mary Wiggins

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22808: Good Morning! Boo that was a beautiful little prayer you said for *Mavis.

Alyce I'm just a backwards kind of person :P. I should read The Notebook now. I haven't seen Message in a Bottle. What is it about? Oh! I wanted to ask you if you had ever read any of Janette Oke's books? She's a Christian Author from Canada. She's good. I love her books especially Roses for Mama. I read it about twice a year and have since I was still in Highschool. I have never read a book of hers that I didn't like. I also LOVE mysteries. I used to read Nancy Drew all the time but now I read Mary Higgins Clark. I'll read her books more than once too!

I'm taking up too much room:) Hey MW... CAn I have some of your breakfast? Sounds better than what I had this mornin'!

Raining today down here.... We're expecting Hurricane Bonnie to hit Panama City Thursday afternoon....time to board up the windows...


August 10, 2004 - Msg 22809: Guess What! I'm going to see President Bush this afternoon in Panama! I'm sooooooooooo excited!


August 10, 2004 - Msg 22810: rain, rain

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22811: Hey yall.. Dixie..that is awesome..I would love to meet him and Mrs. Bush and have dinner with them! Nope, I dont read from those other authors. I am not a reader..My sis in law gave me the Notebook and it took me about a year before I picked it up..since then I only read Nicholas Sparks books, other than Christian reading..those that arent fiction. Well off to do some cleaning!


August 10, 2004 - Msg 22812: Afternoon porch dwellers, me and the madam had a "Big and Rich" tine in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies this past weekend.Beautiful weather great food at the Apple Barn restraunt and catchin' up with ol'friends in Wears Valley.Alyce,have ya'seen "Second hand lion" ? If your a Robret DuVall fan or not this is a classic. Almost as good as "Oh brother where art thou". Goin' to Destin,Fl. this weekend for some fishin'and sun. We're Gulf beach freeks. We like the mountains but love the white sand and emrald water. Talk later... Big Tom

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22813: Welcome patty sue!...Hey to the porch...lets all go out to eat tonight ...where yall want to go?..signed:SPOT the"wana go out to eat" dog of this here porch...lights are on..

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22814: Spot: Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden...i say the first choice.
Big Tom: I believe I did see Secondhand Lions..the little boy goes to live with his uncles, right? From what I remember it was pretty good. I do not have a good memory of scenes, etc in movies, only whether I liked it or not. Now there are some movies that I do remember a lot about. My all time favorite is still Dirty Dancing though. I love Grease too. My husband took me to see that Broadway play a couple years was so good! Oh well..enough movie talk! Got to feed the kids and then get to church for VBS..


August 10, 2004 - Msg 22815: Ok yall lets meet at Olive Garden at 7:30..hey Big Tom,ct,hm,boo,alyce,possum,pipeman,afd,mdc,md,mw,dixie,...SPOT

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22816: SPOT.. olive garden sounds great ,can you believe Mark Martins luck ,running 5th on the last lap and have a flat tire
PIPEMAN ...hope your doing well today
ALYCE... for a chick flick dirty dancing was ok .Im mostly a western ,action flick, or racing flick type guy One of my favorite movies of all time was Thunder Road ,a movie about moonshinersin the NC mountains and TENN. a lot of it was filmed about 15 miles from my home Hope everyone has a great evening
mayberry deputy

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22817: Big Tom, the Townsend area and Wears Valley are some of my all time favorite places in the country. I love Cades Cove.

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22818: JennieBoone: We went to Cades Cove on our honeymoon. We started in Asheville, NC for the Biltmore (awesome) then went on to Tenn. I loved it and want to go back soon. Mayberry Dept..I didnt know that about Mark Martin.. My husband didnt tell me! That is who I like..and Elliot Sadler. Oh well. VBS is wearing me and the kids out this year. They had to bring the baby to me tonight, so I carried her on my hip..all 25lbs of her, for most of the night! Think I'll get a sitter tomorrow night!

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22819: Big Tom, I am a huge Robert Duvall fan (love that Texas boy!) since Lonesome Dove. I liked Second Hand Lions very much.

Alyce, you are funny! Dirty Dancing! That's one I didn't really get into and I was 16 when Grease came out and I remember going to see it for the first time. Boy, I lauhged when John Travolta sang, "Stranded at the drive-in. Branded a fool...". I think you would have to tie me up and shove bamboo shoots under my fingernails to get me to watch it now! It is one of those movies that you either love or hate and I know lots of folks who love it.

My baby girl's birthday was a success and she loved it. She is thrilled to be three years old.

Think I'll brush my teeth and go to bed (yawn). Nighty-night!


"Great plan, Barn. Win your girl, lose your eye".

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22820: whoops

August 10, 2004 - Msg 22821: test

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22822: Alyce, I just read back over my post and it sounds like I am ragging on your taste in movies....sorry, I didn't mean to do that!

Charlotte, I looked at the reunion pics and have no idea which one is you! Are you the squirrel munchin' on a piece of fruit? heehee


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22823: MD mark martin is a class act..happy birthday Boo" little girl..happy "3"..hey jennie boone,alyce,pipeman,..and all the porch...its fried spam and eggs this morning,hash browns,cheese grits,oj,coffee....signed:SPOT the"good morning" dog of your porch

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22824: Charlotte, loved the pics! My favorite? The purple cone flowers. Lovely.
- Hazel

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22825: Mornin porch pals! Tom, you may want to hold off on that trip to Destin this weekend, Not only is Bonnie moving thru there, Charley is right behind it - I'm in the middle of the projected path. With my bad arm and Big Jeff's bad hand/back/everything... it wil be all we can do to get the storm shutters up! If it does come my way, I'm supposed to evacuate all the computer equipment (and the dog) in the big truck. haha. Little lame me in a 3/4 ton suburban: haha. At least I have my handicapped sticker. :-)

~ Mrs. Wiley

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22826: so sorry to hear about your mom, mavis......she probably had a wonderful of the most rewarding relationships we can have in life is with our that im a mom myself, i really treasure my mom and everything she did and still does for her four kids.....she was an educator ,so she taught us life lessons well by taking us to church and often.....she saved me from choking on a peppermint when i was 4......happy birthday to boos little 3 yr. old...welcome to patty sue and of my all time fav movies is , peggy sue got married, with nick cage and kathleen turner.....anything about the 5os is ok with also a liza minnelli fan and of course judy garland.....tonight we go back to choir practice after being on choir vacation all of july, sara

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22827: Mornin' Y'all. Laci (my 11 month old grandaughter) is scheduled for open heart surgery on Aug. 27th. She was born prematurely weighing just under 4 lbs. She has atrial septal defect,which is a big hole in her heart. This has kept her from growing properly and has the potential to really be damaging to her the longer it goes untreated. She's a little thing-weighs about 14 lbs.,but she is scrappy and is one heck of a fighter.She will be operated on at the M Meanwhile,have a wonderful day! Love to all!
possum under a rock

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22828: What happened to half of my post? She will be operated on at the Medical Univ. of Charleston. Her doctor is one of the best in the US-thank God we live near Charleston.I know this man has the God given ability to "fix" her little heart. I am asking y'all to pray for Laci,her mama & daddy,her doctor & entire medical team.I will keep you updated on Laci.Thanks so very much.
Love to all!
possum again

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22829: Good morning yall! Boo: no offense taken on the movies..I like what I like and you like what you like. If God made us all the same the world would be no fun! There are quite a few years between us as well, so that perhaps has a great deal to do with it! Prayers for little Laci, the family and the medical staff! Tom stay away from FL this weekend buddy! We leave for Nags Head on Sunday, so it all better be gone by then!! Last year it rained our entire beach vacation..yuck! Have a great day everyone!


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22830: Morning all! Well, we stood in the rain, the bottom of my feet are dyed a VERY dark brown, and I stood up for 3 hrs. but I heard some good speeches. I was thrilled to see President Bush. I don't know what side of the totem pole everyone here stands but I stand with Mr. Bush. My Christian conscience won't let me sway the other way.

Enough politics. Alyce if you ever do get a hankerin' to read try Janette Oke's books. They aren't too long and they are sweet books about simpler times. I always find them very uplifting.

Possum **prayers** for your grand baby.

Big Tom I live near Panama City and Destin. Hurricane Bonnie is supposed to hit us tommorow afternoon and then move on up. Charlie won't be here until this time next week. So if you do come on down be careful driving :)

Hey SPOT, Can we go out agian tonite? I want to eat at Outback!


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22831: Dixie, I'll keep Janette Oke in mind. I have tons of reading to do while at the beach next week.
I'm still waiting to go to Cracker Barrel Spot! Anything works though,as I havent even had anything to even drink this morning and it is almost 10:30!


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22832: What beach are you going to?


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22833: Nags Head..NC


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22834: I'll go to Cracker Barrel with you, Alyce. I love that place but my husband hates it so I don't get to go much. I had to chuckled at your post about our age difference and that's probably exactly why our tastes in movies are different because mine were more like yours at your age. Hope you don't get old and boring like me when your 42! hehe

Prayers for Laci. Please keep us posted as soon as you can on her condition after surgery. I know its very scary to think of her having this kind of surgery but from what I understand, this type of heart defect is very "fixable". Hang in there, Honey! The Lord is so big and so able to take care of that sweet, precious baby girl.

Dixie, how neat that you got to see the president. His ranch in Crawford is very near some of my relatives who are craftsmen. They helped to build and help to upkeep the house there at the ranch. They say Bush is a nice fellow. They all have pictures of themselves with Bush and his wife, kind of funny really. My dad absolutely despises Bush and when we visit my relatives, he hides the pictures of Bush when he finds them around their house! What an old grouch.

Mrs. Wiley, wish I was there to help you! Call one of your neighbors to give you a hand, I'm sure they won't mind. Please be careful. Prayers for your safety.

Gotta Gogh!!!


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22835: Thanks Boo for going to Cracker Barrel with me..I'll order the grilled chicken tender is so good.. My husband and I love it. But we are out in the boonies and have to drive an hour or more to get to one. Oh I am sure you are far from old and boring. I probably will be though when I am 42, cause my kids will be grown then! My oldest will be close to 20 when I am that age. Geez..that gives me the heebee jeebees thinking of it. THat is cool that you have relatives that help with the upkeep of the Prez's ranch. I for one like Bush a lot and am for him..just to add my 2 cents..


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22836: OUTBACK IT IS tonight Dixie....lets meet at 7:00 est....SPOT

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22837: LOL Boo about the pictures!

Alyce I've never been to a beach in NC. I hpe you have fun and don't get burned! ;)


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22838: Yea! okay Spot I'll meet you there! Can we have a bloomin' onion and some Aussie Fries?


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22839: Boo: I would live at the beach in the summer, if I could..I LOVE IT! And last years vacation rained out on us,so I better get some sunshine and heat this time. I hope I dont get burned too though, as I just scheduled pictures for me and the girls on the day after we get back! I have an Outback gift certificate..guess I'll come too!


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22840: Alyce - how funny you think old and boring is 42 - that is me and my kids are 6 and 7 and do they keep me hopping! I am anything but boring and somedays I do feel old esp. since I have had some shoulder problems.
I'll meet you at the New Point Diner - really good food. Yesterday's plate lunch special was fried chicken!


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22841: Homemaker..oh have misunderstood me!! Read back to Boo's posts..she claims she is old and boring at 42...I said, I might be because when I am that age, my kids will almost be grown then! I am sure I'll feel old! ha, they make me feel that way sometimes now!


August 11, 2004 - Msg 22842: I was expectin' to find all kinds of advice on how to slow down my life which seems to be stuck in fast gear! Where's Ro anyhow? She always has words of wisdom for situations like this. Mary Wiggins, you guessed correctly. It's me in the white shirt and flowers. And no, Boo, I'm not the squirrel. Seems like you and Hazel (smitten with the purple coneflowers) had more fun looking at Jeff's photography than at me and my class "rebellion" buddies! Alyce, I too, recommend Janette Oke's books. They are wonderful. I think I missed Olive Garden at Spot's invitation, but Outback sounds great to me, Dixie Belle. Where's Asa? I love Cade's Cove too, jennieboone. Mrs. Wiley, what's the hurricane forecast for your neck of the woods? Hope it misses ya. How's your mom, Mavis? and your granddaughter, possum? Prayers for them and pipeman.
Charlotte Tucker

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22843: hello everyone ,hope all the porchsters in Fla. are going to be safe during the hurricanes,good luck to everyone in the efffected areas
mayberry deputy

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22844: Hey 'yall, Olive Garden sounds swell to me.We took a vote and bar disaster we're still goin'to Destin Sat. I sold my Bristol tickets (4) and coulda' sold 400 more if I woulda' had 'em to sell. Ya' know growin' up here in the mountains we take their splendor and beauty for granted.I asked Kathy (my wife) "What do these people find so luring about these hills?" I guess a trip to Cades Cove or Metcalf Bottoms or Townsand answers that loud and clear.We go so often 'cause we have a camper that it too seems like home.Dixie, run that storm out to sea,Big Toms a goin fishin'...Big Tom

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22845: Charlotte Tucker...Next time your in Gatlinburg you gotta take a drive around the Cherokee Orchard loop its right in the center of town. Just follow Airport road and it turns into Cherokee Orchard Trail...It's one way and kinda looks like someones driveway.It comes out on U.S. 321 about a mile or two from where you started only on the Pigeon Forge side of Gatlinburg.I think you'll like it.Also you gotta try "The Best Little Italian" restraunt in the Elks shopping plaza on your left just past Calhouns in Gatlinburg. Outstandin'... "Make a tadpole slap a whale" good eatin'...Big Tom

August 11, 2004 - Msg 22846: Ha, Alyce you almost got in trouble over something I said, didn't ya?! Homemaker may not be old and boring at 42 but I am (just ask my husband). As far as the beach goes, unfortunately the beach here is not as nice as in Florida or the East or West coast because it is the Gulf of Mexico and the water is not the beautiful blue or green. It looks kind of muddy most of the time and there are so many off-shore oil rigs in the gulf that alot of tar washes up on the beach, too. Its a real shame. If our beaches were like the ones I have seen other places I would visit them more often. We also get plagued with red tides and these little things called sea mites that really bite when you are in the water. I actually prefer the beach in the cool months of the year, to just walk or sit and watch the sunsets. You know, I grew up here on the coast but the first time I saw the West coast I cried it was so beautiful with the majestic cliffs and the waves. Awesome!

Now Charlotte, I never saw anyone in a white shirt with red flowers. I guess I didn't get past the squirrels! I'll have to look again. As for the "slow down" advice, I have no idea or I would be doing it. With an active toddler and a son with learning disabilities that I homeschool, and elderly parents who need my help, and a wonderful husband who does absolutely no housework, I seldom slow down for long but I will say that coming to the porch often helps me alot. Its one of the only things I do just for me. I also like to talk on the phone daily to my sister and a couple of friends. My husband hates it but, hey, I do things for everyone else all day and I deserve to do a couple of things for myself, afterall, I can't even get a shower without a certain little three yr old popping her head in and asking for something! Can you moms relate? Do I hear an "Amen"?

Well, speaking of..I need to go pick up her little birthday toys while she is napping. Have a terrific evening!