September 28, 2004 - Msg 23835: according to espn radio that's a done deal. the big question is...will they rename them the senators?

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23836: Rev. Jr. the Rotary meal sounds great! those boiled peanuts...where are you located?..Im here in Ga. and I got a big turkey fryer that I boil them in often...hey boo,ro,pipeman,asa,alyce, at the power company till 6am...well gona fix a roast beef sandwich with hot mustard,mayo,lettuce,tomatoes,hot peppers,chips and a fanta orange...signed:SPOT the"pass the slaw" dog of your fine porch!..lights are on!

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23837: Well now, hows everyboby been? We been makin' molasses for ever. I didn't think we'se ever goina' get done. We managed ta' stir off 66 gal. of the stuff. We still got apple butter, 'lasses and country ham fer sale at our Lords Acre sale at church next weekend, but them 'lasses are goin fast. Last count I had we'se down ta' 23 gal. Laws-a- mercy, that Frogmore stew sounds great. I put chicken strips in mine and 'bout 5 or 8 min. 'fore I take it up I put broccloi and cauliflower in for a little color and some good eatin'. We used to use frog legs but the youngins' wouldn't eat 'em so I went ta' chicken. Welcome all ya' newcommers and evenin' ta' all ta' ol' crows... just kiddin'... I'm kinda' the local redneck here on the porch. Story tellin' in Jonesborough is week after next. If you want some real great intertainment, give this a try. Its three days Fri. Sat and Sun. Got ta' go ta' the funeral home, one of our brothers at church had an anurism and died Sun. evenin. Catch ya' later ...Big Tom

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23838: Hello porch
Long time no post, but I do try to catch up on reading what y'all post sometimes, say whens the next Hay Ride, when do we set around the fire and tell ghost stories again? hum?
Say Big Tom sorry to hear about your friend. Prayers for the family.

Pumpkin Patch Song

Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

On this frosty October day,

Singing, skipping on our way.

To the pumpkin patch we run,

Looking for that special one.

Pumpkin, pumpkin,

Orange and round,

Waiting for me upon the ground.

By: Sarah Froehlich

Ellen Brown

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23839: Prayers Big Tom,molasses?..neat! hey Ellen, cute song,gona pitch the big tent on the back 40 this weekend for the kids and build a bamp fire and Rev. had got me thinking about boiling some peanuts!..yall come over to the farm! to get my garden bush hogged, still cutting okra, will till frost!...well the Munsters are on..signed SPOT

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23840: Whoever swept the porch, thanks.
It sure looks nice!

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23841: Hey yall!
Big Tom: I needed some of your molasses yesterday for my chicken wings. I had just enough, couldve used more, but they turned out alright! I made some apple butter a few years ago, I might still have one seemed to eat it much.
Now it is almost getting time for Brunswick stew making..that is some good stuff, My husband and his brother make a great big pot of it..a big pot..looks like a cauldron! It was my grandaddy's pot, he used to make fish muttle in it.
Ellen: like the poem!


September 28, 2004 - Msg 23842: Alyce what is a cauldron?....big outside pot? many gallons?...SPOT

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23843: a witches cauldron..a BIG pot..cast iron maybe? yes, outside..very heavy


September 28, 2004 - Msg 23844: We cook greens outside in the shed, or should I say under the shed roof, in a cauldron. We cut up ham hocks and mix them greens.We use turnip greens, curly mustard, rape, and creasy greens mixed up together with a pone of cornbraed and fresh country butter; " make a tadpole slap a whale." good. What 'ya don't eat 'ya bag 'em up and freeze... Big Tom. ..thanks for all y'alls prayers for Leonard. He was a good christan man who loved his church family.

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23845: Big Tom: yep we love those collard greens and kale...especially with that ham hock..Mama was cooking some the other day, smelled right good.

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23846: "WOW"...ham hocks and turnip greens and corn bread...pinto beans sliced onion...I could eat till I Alyce break out yer witches pot and lets cook some this weekend!..I will Throw some chickens on the BBQ smoker..YUM...signed:SPOT the"green eating" dog of your good eating porch!

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23847: I'll bring the Pepto, Mylanta, Tums..GAS X..cause we'll all need it!!


September 28, 2004 - Msg 23848: Man, some mighty fine eatin'on the porch tonight!
Reminds me of the song "Poke Salad Annie."
Glad the rains wernt too bad in GA spot. You have sure been thru a mess.
I heard today that some election polls in Florida
are completely GONE! So they are scrambling to get alternate places for voting that is now onlt about a month away!
My how time flies.
MARY W, are ya back from Montana yet?
Pipeman, yes, that is a good ep also. I like where he tries to get that last can in the road!
Alyce, pass the pepto, what a dinner!
Rev Jr, are you a Nascar fan?
Ellen, good to see ya again.
On early Sunday morning I like the show "Sunday Morning." (About the only CBS show I watch anymore, haha) And last week it was all about the Iowa State fair. Reminded me of Aunt Bee and Clara in the county fair. Anyway, they showed a 900 lb pumpkin!!! along with all the other baked good, vegies etc. That is now on my "to go to" list. Once I retire, ( in 6 years, 2 days and 54 minutes) we plan lots of travel right here in the good ole US of A!
A good harvest moon porch evenin' to ya all.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

September 28, 2004 - Msg 23849: Yea MDC the next few days here in good old G. ae suppose to be great...north ga. fair in town,going thu night,will try to win you ladys of the porch a teddy bear and you guys an electric razor,"just ring the bell 5 times"[opie at the fair]..well sanford and son fixing to come on..gona get a snack and put my feet up..lights are on! signed:SPOT the"fair bound thu"talking dog of your porch!!..

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23850: Hi Friends, It's nearly 12:30 here and my poor 12-year-old just got to bed. She had a basketball game at 6:15. Then they make them stay for the 8th graders game so we got home after 9:00 and she's been working on homework ever since. Ridiculous! Now tomorrow night she has bball practice until 6:00 and Youth Group from 7:30 to 8:30. We need a night off and it's only Tuesday!
Charlotte Tucker

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23851: Wow CT, know about the late ball game nights!..well gang this morning its pecan waffles,jimmy dean smoked sauaage links,eggs your way,[3 apiece],hash browns with cheese,grits[lots of butter],homemade bisquits and white milk gravy[salt and pepper],coffee ice cold sweet milk,and toast,grape jelly,a little texas pete hot sause,and a tear from my roll of paper towels!..ready at 6:30 est..that will get us off started of right on this wed. mornng..signed:SPOT the"kinda tired" going home soon and back at 2 pm talking dog of your porch!!.

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23852: thats "get us all started off right"...sorry

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23853: Mornin all....sorry I couldn't join in last night. I generally visit the porch when I'm at work. Boy, y'all start talkin about collard greens NOW you're really talkin good eatin! I like to put a little vinegar pepper on mine. Mr. Darlins Cuz, I'm a semi-NASCAR fan. Watch it enough to keep up, know the drivers, etc., which leads me to answer Spot's question. I live in Florence, SC which is about 70 miles inland from Myrtle Beach. I guess a better reference point would be we're about 8 miles from the Darlington Speedway. And yep, been to many races there (as a fan, working concessions, etc.). Even did one of those "ride alongs" one time. What an adventure! One of the "original" nascar guys still lives around here, Cale Yarborough. I handled the advertising for his Honda dealership for a good while. Great guy. Really down to earth. Anyway, gotta run see a client. Check in with y'all later.

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23854: I want to thank everyone for their prayers - if you could give me a couple more days worth - the big storm in my life may ease. Trust me - the Lord is bigger than the storm . . .


September 29, 2004 - Msg 23855: You got em homemaker.:)


September 29, 2004 - Msg 23856: Amen Asa, homemaker, you got my prayers also. Prayers for Mavis too, and all else who needs them.

Well, I'm BACK!! The trip to Glacier was really wonderful. I would highly recommend that trip to anyone who likes the great outdoors. Some of you know that my husband is an artist, and he is certain he has many wonderful paintings that will be birthed from that trip. We saw many animals, more than I ever expected to see, including a wolverine!

Here's a funny story from the trip...We took along our six year old son. He has never flown in a plane, never seen mountains, so this was all a big adventure to him. One day we decided to go to Waterton International Peace Park, which is in Canada, right across the border from Glacier. We forgot to bring the proper i.d. but we figured we would try it anyway, maybe the border guards would show a little mercy. When we arrived at the border, the guards there informed us that we were going to have to go inside and talk to one of their specialists. We were told that when estranged parents kidnap children, one of the most common places they go is across the border, (I never knew that). They wanted to be sure our little boy was really ours and that we weren't kidnapping him. They asked him who we were, and he very sheepishly answered, "Uh, my mom and dad?" Not too convincing! But we had our driver's licenses and I had my son's health care card. The guards did some sort of check and must have deemed us okay because they let us through. After driving about a couple miles, my little boy asked from the back seat of the car, "Are you guys really my parents?"

Romeena, I have absolutely loved your journals and number 20 made me cry so hard. You have such a gift, not only of writing, but loving and serving others. Thanks for being a part of "The Porch"!

Here's wishing all a wonderful Mayberry style day!

Mary Wiggins

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23857: big tom= prayers for your friend and their family. all that food sounds great. homemade biscuts , homemade butter and mollases. save a gallon for the halloween remshaw party, that will keep them interlopers out. why are the first 3 letters in funeral spell fun? homemaker= prayers for you, remember in a hundred years we'll have no problems, just the next 75years that may be rough. ellen brown= loved your poem, good to see you. asa= floyd was asking about you. alyce= good ide about the pills. charlotte tucker= are you going to our all night party at the remshaw place? let's make it a dress like a mayberry character.mdc= can you bring that 900 pound pumkin to the remshaw house party? what a jack-o lantern that will make. we need the munsters truck parked out front. spot= what other things will we need for the party? rev jr= no we can't build a bond fire in the parlor to roast things, oh why not? well tommorow i go back to the doctors for my 400,000 mile check up. i think i'll turn the odometer back. pipeman

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23858: Prayers for pipemiester as he gets his lube and oil change!
Plus more for HM and others on the porch.
Mary, welcome back! Glad your trip went so well.
Isnt Glacier a little slice of heaven?
That is a cute story about your son! Kids, ya gotta love 'em.
A little soapbox here...why doesnt the US check like that at the borders???
Asa- where ya been.
Spot- great breakfast, thanks.
CT - why do they have to stay for the other game?
What's with that?
Here's a question for you folks with the pre-teens etc, do they still play "yard games" that I used to do as a youngster, like Red Light Green Light, Starlite, Moonlite, Capture the Flag, Red Rover, Mother May I, etc or did they all go out when video games came in? All I know is that they sure kept us in shape, and with childhood obesity problems now, I just wonder if that is part of it along with all the soda etc in schools
Well, anyway, have a great day.

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23859: Hey guys..
Well its been a day, I worked this morning and I am tired now..Just taking a rest before getting ready for church.
CT: yea, why do they make them stay to wach the other game? That is crazy! They're going to have to do the kid's homework!
Mary: too cute of a story! Kids are soooo funny! My daughter was with me and a friend and his child upstairs at church one night..The little boy was looking out the window at the steeple, which was lighted and he said he saw someone (he really didnt) Anyway..I proceeded to say.."how do you get up there anyway" And my 3 year old chimed in "ah..Maybe a ladder"


September 29, 2004 - Msg 23860: mdc= most kids don't have a clue about the good games even horseshoe pitching minus the horse is considered dumb and a waste of energy. mary= i missed your post, welcome back, missed you. i quess i was looking for you in the peaks and you were home. what does everyone thing about our halloween party at the remshaw place, any idea's? we could take a hay ride to myers lake before we came back to remshaw place to sleep. pipeman

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23861: Rev. would love to do the "drive a nascar" thing...big nascar fan go to AMS alot..well back here at work..tonight lets have grilled pork chops,mashed taters,little green peas and rolls, will someone bring the slaw?...may need some charcoal too...hey at least I got the grill!..SPOT

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23862: MDC, I have 2 girls, ages 11 & 12, I've tried to teach them some of those great outdoor games from my youth to no avail. However, I have noticed that when they end up outside with the other neighborhood kids they seem to make up their own games. It's usually some variation of hide 'n go seek. Anyway, once they get caught up in the game (and forget about playing on the computer) they laugh harder and have more fun than they've had all week. I find the challenge is to just get them out the door. Pipeman, count me in on the big halloween party. It'll be my first, can't wait.

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23863: Sorry Spot...we must have posted at the same time, didn't see yours. Yeah, that ride along thing was great. It did get a little hairy there on the straight aways. The driver got about a foot from the wall. I asked him later how fast we were going. Told me we were up to about 140. Even though I was just a passenger, it really gave me a new found respect for what those guys do. I have several friends who have actually done the Richard Petty Driving Experience thing. They loved it. You know, when I was a kid, Darlington Raceway used to open up the track (a couple of days after a race) to the public to take a couple of laps behind the pace car. I remember riding around the track with my dad in our Corvair (Ralph Nader's favorite car), it would barely go fast enough to keep from sliding down the banked turns! Finally, a couple of "racer-wannabes" ruined it for everybody one year. They got at the back of the pack and waited for the pace car to take off. They didn't move until the rest of the pack was about 3/4 of the way around. Then they took off racing. They both ended up wrecking (nobody was hurt). So that ended that!

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23864: Some people Rev.just goof up..well gona light the grill for the inch thick bbq chops soon..anybody made any slaw?...SPOT

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23865: Gotta ask.....what kind of sauce you planning on using?

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23866: Man, I'm about to starve to death reading these posts!

Yes, pipester, I will bring the squished pumpkin pie and twix brownies.

Alyce, we are making plans to build on 5 acres of very raw land in a fairly small town near us. Our property is covered with oak trees but most of them are fairly small. The foliage is so dense that we have not been able to walk all over it yet. Anyway, it has to be cleared and a well dug, etc...lots to do just to get it ready to build. As far as the house plans go we have looked at tons of them but not found exactly what we want so we are going to have to go to an architect. We will be moving in with my parents within the next couple of months and selling our current home. My parents need alot of help so it will be a good thing to do right now. As far as the house goes. We are looking for 2 stories, around 3000 sf and southern or farmhouse style.

MDC, my kids are both thin and active and I think with my son it is because he isn't in a classroom for so many hours every day. Because he's homeschooled, his lessons take less time to finish and he spends alot of time ourdoors riding bikes, scooters and plain 'ol climbing trees. He is much too busy to play on the computer or video games. Also, I think that when you have them at home you can better control what they are eating. I don't buy sodas and limit there sweets. Every now and then I encourage the kids in the neighborhood to play games like Mother May I or Swing The Statue and they love it but they don't seem to take the initiative themselves. I agree with you, I think the junk food and the lack of activity is a real health problem for kids today and I feel so sorry for the kids who end up with type 2 diabetes in grade school. I wonder what there lives will be like later on.

Better go, my sister is here for a visit. Have a good evening!

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23867: I mean "their sweets", sheesh!


September 29, 2004 - Msg 23868: Rev. I like the stubbs bbq sauce..heard of it?...or Johnny Harris..its more vinegey..but I always doc them up some with chopped garlic and spices.SPOT

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23869: Boo you sometimes type like I always do!!but we are all one big family and understand, by now I dont worry too much about it!!!..SPOT

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23870: Spot, check out my website, sounds like you might like your sauce spicy.

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23871: REV JR..... I spent about 7 years working on a friends latemodel stock car,we ran mostly at Hickory Speedway in Hickory N.C. but we would sometimes tow down to Florence I-95 Speedway on Saturday nights for a little action ,this was after it was paved ,our driver won some races there ,it was a nice little track .About 4 years ago I went to Charlotte Motor Speedway and went through the Petty Driving School . it was the short one day class but man I had a great time , got to drive an actual cup car for 8 laps around the race track behind an instuctors car ,they let us run around 145mph ,not fast for that track but it was great .Hope everyone has a great evening .
mayberry deputy

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23872: Great site Rev. did not know you sold sauce!..I like the vinger base..what should I order..SPOT

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23873: Lots of chatter on the porch tonite. Sure is nice and full again, but still have the APB out for Des, auh2o and others.
Boo, I always dreamed of a home like in the movie Field of Dreams... with a big porch!
Good to hear of your homeschooling etc. My sister in New mexico has for 10 years and her kids are great.
Junior- too bad 2 ya-hoos ruined it for everybody.
MD- Better slow down or Barn will slap you with a ticket!
Yall have a good evenng.
MDC "Red rover, red rover, send pipeman right over"

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23874: Hey y'all, lookie what I found in the smoke house. It's papaws ol' White Mt. ice cream freezer. Any like home made butter pecan ice cream? At's my favorite; kinda hard ta' turn when the stuff starts ta' stiffin up aint it. Here Pipeman, I saved the dasher fer ya'. Here Boo, try this on for size.. Good aint it. Get ya' bowl and listen ta' the katie dids and jar flies. Mother natures creatures make beautiful music...listen.. that theres a whipperwill. Aint heard a whipperwill for a while. Ice cream anybody else, goin once.. twice.. I'll be goin' in ta' clean up ta' dasher and bucket...don't pour that brine water on ta' yard.. kills ta' grass.Enjoy ya' ice cream...Big Tom

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23875: spot- both look like a mustard base but are actually equal parts mustard, vinegar & ketchup with spices. the original has a little kick to it. the "hot" version just has about twice as much red pepper in it. just to let you know, neither are sweet but are great on chicken, pork and beef. hard to describe the taste, but you can detect the mustard and vinegar quite easily. just depends on how spicy you like your food. one of the packages includes a bottle of both.

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23876: Hey Rev.Jr. and mayberry depuity, I too used ta' follow them LMS boys all over ta' south. We ran with ol' Gene Glover, L.D. Ottinger, Sam Ard,Butch Lindley and Harry Gant. Ol' Harry lost his car one night leavin' Kingsport...I mean it come off the trailer, and Harry and the boys just right on goin...but not far. We used ta' race Hickory and Ashville and Greenville-Pickins some but mostly round Kingsport,Newoprt,Cobeurn and Maryville in Tn....Big Tom

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23877: THE HOTTER THE BETTER Rev..I have a small farm about 12 acers in Kennesaw Ga.have a very large garden ever year..this year I had 45 or so hot pepper plants [all kinds].cayenne mostly.. [okra, hot pickel it]and the peppers too..and the usual corn beans and love those purple hull peas..was raised on the same land in the early 1930"s grandma had about 150 acers but sold most of it off in the late 70" and still have some apiece..gona order the hot sauce..signed:SPOT the"hot dog[get it]"of this here porch

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23878: wait a miniute sounds like[in the upper post] I was raised in the 1930"s... im just 44 yrs. old sorry.should have been a [.] after land ..SPOT

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23879: Spot: I was just thinking that...that you sounded like you were raised in the 30s..I was thinking..WOW, he's doing pretty good, lol!
Boo: sounds like you'll have a great place to live. We actually looked at house plans for years! Once we had one child we changed our idea of what we wanted..found a plan that was perfect..tweaked it a bit by a man nearby that draws plans. I am getting ready to look over our final plans now..Our builder just gave us a set tonight at church. We are getting excited..but I am getting nervous too..You know, waiting so long and now its finally here! Got me on my tip toes!


September 29, 2004 - Msg 23880: BIG TOM .. my friend you are talking about some of the greatest short track drivers of all time . I grew up at Hickory Speedway watching the ones you mentioned , plus Jack Ingram, Bob Pressley ,Bosco Lowe and Tommy Houston and John Settelmyer ,Ned Setzer,that was when short tracking was real racing ,and not full of over paid corporate image guys you see come along today , cars showed up on a open trailer behind a pick up or old cube van ,today the LMS cars show up in a big enclosed trailer or even some have tractor trailer rigs like the cup boys .I sure do miss those days ..I must be getting old
mayberry deputy

September 29, 2004 - Msg 23881: Years ago I used to go watch the midgets race
at a small track in south phoenix. (For non-race fans, those are small size cars, not short people!) We had so much fun. Also liked the old drag racers like big daddy don garletts and the Mongoose etc. Good times back then, and as you say MD, not all the commercial hoitty toitty-ism.
Big Tom- from whense do you hail?
Pipeman, do the cubbies have a prayer?
Can hear Andy strummin' a bit tonight, can ye all?
Evenin' shade to ya,

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23882: Alyce, I built my house in 97 myself[was 38 at the time] and loved doing it..its a all brick ranch 3 sided porch everything on one level 2300 sq ft..also studded in full basement with kitchen and bath so when the kids get older I can finish that for them..they both love the farm.girl 6 boy 13..just have to ship buddys in for them often to stay a couple of days but good kids in school and church so no problem....congrats on your house!..well its country ham and bisquits this morning,good salt cured ham,..everybody get two..oj and bottled h2o..signed:SPOT the"going to the fair tonight" dog of your porch...lights are on!

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23883: And Boo, congrats of the house building project also!...SPOT

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23884: hey mdc, md, big tom, spot (i'm sure I'm leaving somebody out, sorry) in addition to the Darlington Raceway about 8 miles from my house, we also have the Darlington Dragway (about 2 miles from the raceway). Been there a few times though not lately. Had the priviledge of meeting Big Daddy a couple of times. When I sold radio time they used to have media races. They'd get cars from the local dealership and we'd get to "drag" against each other. I think the fastest any those cars off of the lot would do would be about 80! I don't know if they even do that anymore. Hey to boo, alyce, mrs.wiley, pipeman, sterling and everybody else I forgot, sorry.

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23885: boo= why not you be in charge of all the builders, congrats, doing somthing yourself from the ground up is excasting put so worth while. big tom= thanks for the dasher it was better than the good humor kind, anyone make snowcream? spot= thanks for breakfast. be careful of those bent rifles. if you see the sultan bring him home, will you? what else do we need spot for the shundig at the halloween costume party, need your input. mdc, sterling, asa, rev jr and all the ladies. what do you think they should name the new washington team? i vote for the confused players because in there interviews they probably won't answer the questions people want to know any better than the politicians. ha. or maybe the mayberring mutterings.hire mr weaver as coach, otis as water boy, ernest t. aspitcher. what mayberry characters 2ould you put on the team and position? pipeman

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23886: How about the "flip-flops"...I'm thinking the Darlings could be the pep band.

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23887: I want to thank you all for your prayers - the storm has passed and I can truly lift my head high. I wiah I could share the internal struggle with you - but just be sure I am grateful for all of you and your prayers.


September 30, 2004 - Msg 23888: Glad to hear it homemaker! I know this crowd can really "bear down" when called upon.

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23889: Wonderful news Homemaker. Just wonderful.


September 30, 2004 - Msg 23890: great news homemaker, He is The Rock. ~ Mrs. Wiley

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23891: Hey guys! I hope that everyone is having a good day!

Hey to Ellen & Tom haven't seen you guys in a while!

Well I'm glad evrybody enjoyed my dreams. I wish I had some more to relay but I haven'e been remembering them the past few mornings. When I do I'll share so we can all have a hoot! ;)

All that talk about Twix Brownies on the other day's posts makes me want some.....mmmmmm...

Thank you for the prayers. I think I did pretty good on my test yesterday. Maybe I'll keep it up all semester!

Gotta go!


September 30, 2004 - Msg 23892: PS--hm I'm glad things are looking brighter for you! :)


September 30, 2004 - Msg 23893: Hey yall
Spot: I admire anyone who builds their own house. My brother in law did and my sister and her husband did..they did everything but the foundation and the framing. We just dont think we could do it with my husbands schedule..two very little ones (3 1/2 years and an almost 1 year old) It would be disastrous on our marriage!! We went to a contractor and his bid was outrageous. So we are doing the modular type home. Its all the same as an on site stick built..its just off site. We are very excited! Its time! And it will be a mantion to us after what we've been in. We are out in the country too..Got a piece of daddy's farm! My kids are used to farm land, since my parents and my in laws live on a farm. Its wonderful God's country..


September 30, 2004 - Msg 23894: Oh yea, Homemaker...Glad things are going well now...those internal struggles can be the worst sometimes, huh?


September 30, 2004 - Msg 23895: MDC.. I love watching the midgets on tv,also watched a lot of drag racing , I like seeing John Force ,the man talks as fast as he drives
REV JR... I have been to Darlington Raceway a few times but never seen a drag race at the strip ,sounds great
SPOT... you took on a lot building your own house ,must have been a lot of satisfaction in doing it
PIPEMAN .. Glad to see you on here more often ,always nice reading your posts
ALYCE,DIXIE ,BOO ,BIG TOM .. hope you guys have a great day
mayberry deputy

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23896: Pipeman, what do you think of the Washington
DC "You want HOW much money" s! haha
Homemaker, glad to hear prayers were answered.
Hope yall will watch the debate tonight and
keep thatt in prayer too.
Have a good day.

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23897: Afternoon porchsters, MDC...I Was reared (my momma always called it reared 'cause she said ya' raised hogs and reared children, must be a southern thing) in north east Tennessee between Johnson City and Kingsport on a farm. Who woulda guessed that. Anyway we went ta' the races every Friday and Saturday night. We would go anywhere that the action was hot. Now we go dirt trackin' watchin' em pitch 'em sideways. Scott Bloomquist lives a few miles down ta' road and we enjoy his racin' style. We loved the World of Outlaws when they came to Brisrol. We live about 20 min. from Bristol so we see that action 'bout every year. House buildin' is a blast. I'de build one every year or two if the madam would let me. I reckon that this 'ill be my last one. we built it bout ten years ago, and still love it. We gotta pool and hot tub outside and its our little tropical oasis in ta' hills with all the tropical plants and fountians and outdoor gas fireplace. I made it 'bout two years ago, and have made several sence for my buddies. I also do ornamental iron work on the side. Gotta go smell a little diesel fuel, my yard needs mowin'...Big Tom

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23898: Big Tom: come on to VA and use some of that handi work in my new house!
I do have to clarify, that we are doing some of the work on our the painting..the deck..probably will help with the porch, my hubby is going to do the fireplace and we have to do some "finishing" upstairs..putting up a wall here and there to make another bedroom.
Oh Big Tom: its called rearing cause we got those "rear" ends torn up when we were disobedient!
Well its Chicken and dumplings, black eyed peas, and corn tonight. We need some cornmeal muffins though!
I need a good remedy for my dry hands..the skin is just peeling away..I worked yesterday (cleaning a house) and had my hands in pine sol all day. The Bag Balm is not working well today..Any suggestions??


September 30, 2004 - Msg 23899: Tom, you're LIVING my dream! Always wanted a big farm style house with a huge "ridin' mower type" back yard. Maybe your mom said "reared" cuz she had to swat ya in the "rear" a few times! Haha
Or maybe had to take ya TO the rear woodshed like OPie's spoiled friend. I like that father's line...
"a REAL, old fahion woodshed?" or something like that.
MAVIS... how are you doing these days. Prayers continue.
FLOYD, did Andy show up for Mayberry Days?
Any good word from him?
Pman, MD, Jr. Tom, Talladega this weekend!
Spot, supper on tap for tonight?
Mrs Wiley, how you doing sinse the rib incident?
Have a good day all,
"ring a ding, ding"

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23900: Alyce, we posted at the same time and looks like we had the same thoughts! Wow!
I'd suggest Gold Bond or CornHuskers lotion.
Both great.
Cant refuse dinner like that. Lokks like you beat spot out tonight!

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23901: Alyce and Boo - we are in the midst of looking at homes to build as well. We currently live in a log cabin (which I like) but it has become too small - with all the "kids" we have, just not enough room. We own 23 wooded acres and we have decided to be a little different with our new home - we are building a pole barn and doing the inside with drywall, insulation, the whole bit (and maybe a little straw for the "kids") - we saw a couple who had one on our Texas trip and we fell in love with it. So, hopefully, next year - we will be building too! I always wanted a Waltons style house if I could buy it already built and located on a farm. None in this area for sale. You can bet my kitchen will be a 50's kitchen with red enamalware and tablecloths - already have a good collection of the red topped accessories! and the aprons to go with it!

Take care everyone and thanks again!!


September 30, 2004 - Msg 23902: Romeena: Do you get the magazine Mature Living at your church? We do and there is an article in it (Oct issue) about Fredericksburg, TX...cant wait to read it. I scanned over the pictures and captions, but havent gotten a chance to read it yet. Take care!


September 30, 2004 - Msg 23903: Homemaker: My brother in law and his wife built a barn..too small for them now and they have even renovated. Its cute. Ours is a 2 story..4 bedrooms, playroom, living, dining, study/office, kitchen, breakfast nook, large porch, deck, 2.5 baths, utility room...Whoo, I cant wait till its ready!!
I like the idea of a 50s kitchen..I think they are cool. I do a fruit theme, so that will be my kitchen..the Longaberger fruit medley.


September 30, 2004 - Msg 23904: I put the Kubota ta' bed and me and the madam been sittin' and rockin' on ta' porch. My boss dropped by ta' bring our banquit tables home and were taken back 'cause she was burnnin' a candle on ta' porch. They really smell great outdoors. She was burnnin' Home Sweet Home by Yankee Candle. Give it a try. Our plaec is Cape Cod with a sun room and 3 br. 3 bath sittin' on 2 acres of yard. This is part of the farm I was reared on. I like ta' simple country life...Big Tom

September 30, 2004 - Msg 23905: Big Tom: Home Sweet Home is one of my favorites of Yankee Candle! Try Sugared Plum and Christmas Eve..also Buttercream...and Island Mango..oh I could go on and on about candles.. love em..
Also..I put a votive of Home Sweet Home in a jar with sand in the bottom..looks pretty outside! And of course smells good too.


October 01, 2004 - Msg 23906: Howdy Porch! FRANKIE FLINT checking in.

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23907: Howdy Frankie Flint, Hello porch. It's Friday.:)


October 01, 2004 - Msg 23908: welcome to october everyone. great to know your ok frankie flint. we're having a cyber halloween party halloween night at the remshaw house can you come? well, we're suppose to have a brief visit in central illinois this weekend, jack frost. had my 400,000 mile check up. he added more pills and said i should make it to my 430,000 mile check- up. i told him if i didn't that i would sue him. funny thing on my way out at 3 pm andy show came on, the one about charlene's baby coming to town and barney watching traffic with his eyes closed, anyway i wanted to stay and watch but our oldest daughter took me and said dad we have to go it's time to pick up the grandkids to which i replyed when did you have kids? she said the oldest was 21,i still think it would have been a good chance to let her other 2 teenagers figure out what to do after all that education, i lost only because it was 35 miles from home.i'll post more when i'm really awake and coherent. praying everyone is doing great. pipeman

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23909: Morning Porch! Pipeman, glad the checkup went well - and without an oil change! I sure enjoyed the ep yesterday - a TON of great lines. Y'all have a beautiful October 1st! 2 more days and my Mommer will be 80. Bless her heart.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "HE'S ONLY 10!"
Briscoe: "That's OK., My Mamma was 17 when she and Daddy got hitched and he was 30. But he was her second husband. Her first husband was killed. Run over by a team of hogs."

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23910: Andy: "HI BARN. Sleeping?"
Barn: "No, just watchin traffic."
Andy: "With your eyes closed?"
Barn: "No, see I had them all squinted up so's they couldn't tell I was watchin."

I bust a gut every time Barn tries to fight off sleep. That Don Knotts is some fine comedian.

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23911: "BARNEY, YOU'RE ON DUTY!!"

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23912: Briscoe: "What do you think Charlene?"
Charlene: "yep, he's perfectly mannerized."

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23913: Mornin' porch. glad everything went well pipeman. well, busy day getting ready for the Rotary party Sat. night. gotta pick up folding chairs from the church, go to the farmer's market to get peanuts, etc., guess my problem is I don't delegate well enough. Oh well, if you want something done right........

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23914: thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. anyone know why that specialty web site isn'tshowing up? i had it once but forgot to writedown video for 2004 mt airy event and where to get doctor degree. thanks. pipeman

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23915: morning folks ..just got back from eye dr. ,second time in 2 weeks,he messed up my perscription the first time and when I picked up my glasses at lenscrafters my eyesight was worse than when I went for the first exam ,so now I have to wait another week for the new lenses to be ground ,oh well life goes on .everyone have a good day .
mayberry deputy

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23916: PIPEMAN.. Try for MT.Airy 2004 video tour dvd
and for the mayberry university doctarate degree
mayberry deputy

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23917: MD- you can always squint your eyes like Barney.
Just dont put the tomatoes where the POtatoes are suppose to go!!! teehee
Pipeman, glad the "Jiffy Lube" went well. Dont know what website you are talking about, sorry.
Have you tried the western site at all recently?
I like that ep where the Darlings are all snoring in unison and Andy and Barn try to turn them to quiet them down! so funny.
Anyone know what happened to SARA?
We're gettin new bedroom furniture tommorrow!
First new stuff in about 15 years!

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23918: mayberry deputy= thanks for the info, i'll try later. hope your glasses come soon we can't have you driving the squad car when you can't see to do a u- turn. mdc=i liked yesterdays episode where andy had the baby squesse his finger but the baby wouldn't squesse barney's. andy said maybe she don't like your finger barn. no i haven't tryed the western site, have you? tip= if you haven't been checking out the leaning tree card stands lately- they have some real kool andy and mayberry new ones out as well as other shows beverally hill billies, leave it to beaver, etc. great to frame. mayberry deputy= when you get one ofthose degrees can you have your porch name on it? what's for supper. pipeman

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23919: Hey yall...
Hows everyone's afternoon going? Mine is OK..I am tired from running. Daughter to school, grocery store, parents, pick daughter up from school, feed them lunch, whip up a chocolate eclair fast,now I have to finish cleaning the kitchen..the one thing I dont enjoy doing.
MDC..tell us about your furniture! We have been looking for quite a while. We want to, well I want to get a new bedroom suite for the new house..What we have now is what I used growing up..its not big enough for all our clothes.We dont even have a headboard/footboard for our bed. But they are soo expensive!
scanning my computer for a virus!! My friend thinks I sent one to her office..but nothing is showing up on my scan yet. Everyone in her office has received an email from me.

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23920: PIPEMAN.. when you go to the home page comes up on the left side click on emporium and the menu comes up , click on mayberry diploma and that page will come up showing the diploma (degree) click on the blue highlighted email and you can send Gary an email telling him what name you want on it and the date you want on it as well ,then click on the "buy now" under the picture of the diploma and follow the steps for paying for it , the diplomas are real nice quality ,i have one above my desk
mayberry deputy

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23921: Alyce,'s not the set that the town bought for Andy and Helen....
but it is blonde wood with inset darker wood going at angles to make a elongated triangular pattern on each drawer, all finished in a high gloss clear lacquer. Really nice.
Smooth sliding drawers on slides with stops, so no more falling drawers! The set is 2 nightstands, 6 drawer bureau with mirror and 5 drawer high chest. We currently have a modern look brass headboard, so this will go together very nicely. $1800, but great quality and great terms, no interest etc til 2006.
Ya all have a great evening and weekend.
Preachin' on Sunday, prayers for all porchsters, families, troops, etc.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23922: spot= do you have any thoughts on the food for the halloween remshaw house party? everyone= what was the most fun thing you remember about halloween ? what was your most favorite costume.? pipeman

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23923: Evenin' porchsters. Kinda peaceful on the porch this evenin'. Me and the madam took the day off and lazed around today. We went to the Apple Festival in Erwin,Tn. today. I did'nt know but it's on the top ten list of things to do in the fall in the south. Lots of crafts,and apples and apple everything. Alyce, you'de have died. They had fruit basktes, wallpaper,trash bins,border,and apples.It was like Forest Gumps friend "Bubba" they done stuff with and to apples that mighta been aginst the law.Candles galore, honestly I got tired of stickin' my nose in jars."Here smell thisn'".Mayberry deputy,you dug in the LMS archives a little yourself. Whadda say we have a dream race; you know,everybody that ever piloted a racecar. We'll call it "Dream Screem 500" or somethin like that. Come on everybody out there, you gotta get in on this and see who and what you know 'bout racin'...Big Tom

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23924: Good evening - going goat shopping tomorrow - adding some fine quality black boers to our group.

The oldest has a cold but we got his first 2nd grade report card - not bad for him - basically all "B"s which is outstanding for him. Me and the school are getting ready to knock heads over accelerated reader. I am doing my research so that I will be prepared but they are not looking at the best interest of all the children in this case. They haven't met the tiger in me yet!
My youngest just loves school according to his teacher, especially now, he got his first hardback reader - WOW!

Well- take care everyone -
BIG HUGS for you all - - even you Asa!! :)


October 01, 2004 - Msg 23925: Hello all!
I just got back from my parents house..they had us over and my sisters family over for shrimp. It was very good..baked taters, salad..and I made a chocolate eclair for dessert. I am about to bust wide open.
Loved tonights episode of the man that Barney brings to the river, Ernest T as someone else? I forget the name they gave the fellow.
Big Tom: I bet you had a grand old time at the Apple Festival. We are going to the Graves Mountain one in a couple of weeks. Yea, I would have loved all that fruit stuff and the candles too!
MDC: your furniture sounds nice..I am sure you are excited.
Well time for some Pepsi!


October 01, 2004 - Msg 23926: BIG TOM

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23927: BIG TOM...wouldnt it be nice to have the catfish kid Bobby Issacc race again or maybe old Ned Jarrett come out of retirement
mayberry deputy

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23928: PIPEMAN .. The Army car is on the pole for Sundays race at Talledega

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23929: Howdy, everyone! Alyce, it sounds like you've been an unwilling partner in a practice called "email spoofing." A note coming back to you that you never sent in the first place is the first clue. Spoofing is done by means of one of the infamous "worms". Your computer doesn't have the worm, but it gets roped in by the computer that does. It has happened to me. I found it when one of the emails the spoofer sent out was returned by the mailer demon. I knew I hadn't sent it, and contacted my computer guru in Florida. Here is his explanation:

"Email Spoofing

W32.Sobig.F@mm, for example, uses a technique known as "spoofing." The worm randomly selects an address it finds on an infected computer. Sobig then uses this address as the "From" address when it performs its mass-mailing routine. Many cases have been reported in which users of uninfected computers received complaints that they sent an infected message to another individual."

It appears that this is what has happened to you. Since your address was undoubtedly on her mailing list along with everyone else in her office, you got selected as the "From" address, and the worm's mailings went out to all of them with your address showing up as the source. Your computer never did anything, doesn't have the worm, and you knew nothing about it. You're just the victim. What kind of mentality dreams these things up, and what kind of pitiful, lazy good-for-nothing puts them into action? Don't they have a life? It obviously takes intelligence to do these things, but it sure doesn't show much smart, or much self-esteem. Can't you just imagine one of these troglodytes saying, "Hey, Mom! Guess how many email worms I spoofed out today!" Mom must be so proud!

Mary Wiggins, as soon as Pat gets some paintings done from your trip to Glacier, I really want to see them. If you don't get a brochure made up, just a good digital picture will do. I know his work, and could select from clear pictures, I think. I know if it looks good in the picture, the painting is going to be great.

Homemaker, I'm glad things are improving for you. Hang in there, dear.

Well, nite-nite, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23930: Yep, Alyce, Ernest T (Howard Mossis)played "George" the TV repairman in that ep. He also directed that one.
- Hazel

October 01, 2004 - Msg 23931: Hey to Sugarplum.
- Haze

October 02, 2004 - Msg 23932: Morning to you porch.


October 02, 2004 - Msg 23933: woke up this morning, turned on tv said 40 degrees i needed my meds so i started to get up and temp dropped to 39 not encouraging. pipeman

October 02, 2004 - Msg 23934: morning to asa. we posted at the same time, i see why your the bank guard instead of me. ha. homemaker= you sure your shopping for goats and not old goats a term they used for old men. ha good luck. md= did you say the army car was on the pole or around the pole? what's everyone's favorite halloween memory? pipeman

October 02, 2004 - Msg 23935: pipeman Glad to hear all sytems are go!

Weellll.... I had another strange dream.... more funny though. Ya see their's this friend of mine who will be leaving for med. school down south in the next few days ( wants to be a chiroprator ) and I dreamed that we were having a nice conversation and saying our good byes and good lucks but I kept falling asleep on him. I would say something and then snap be asleep. Then he would be talking and shoop! There I would go again. Falling asleep while he was telling me something I'm sure was profound. I think maybe this dream has to do with I haven't been getting enough sleep lately. Aren't ya'll proud? I figured it out all by my lonesome!

Just thougth I would share. Nothin' else much happened to me this week! OH! except... YA see there is this guy in my Methods classes that I've become attracted to.... That's for those of you who used to be in on the GuyWatch I used to post! ;)

gotta go!


October 02, 2004 - Msg 23936: hmmm... no color
how's this


October 02, 2004 - Msg 23937: dixie= that's great about the new fellow. is he an andy fan? tell everyone your not asleep- your making people think you are so you can hear what is being said. spot= where are you? missing you on the porch. now that florida is calming done a bit, it seems like mt saint helen is acting up. hope everyone has pleasant dreams, and if your at work that it will be an easyone. the sandman sends his best.(sand in the left eye, sand in the right eye guy) with those kind of stories it's a wonder we grew up as normal as we did. ha. good night. pipeman

October 02, 2004 - Msg 23938: Hey yall
Dixie: you know, your dream may mean that your friend is just boring!

Romeena: Thanks so much for that information on the "spoofing". I was so scared to email my friend back, didnt want to infect the whole office again. I ran the virus scan and nothing showed up and no one else has I am hoping that all is well. I will let her know that it is NOT my fault! Thanks so much!

Well going to bed now, got breakfast early at church in the morning..


October 03, 2004 - Msg 23939: early to bed, early to rise, give me time with the lord, coffee, breakfast and 8 hours and iwill let you know what the day is going to be like. krispy kreame donuts, orange juice, sausage and ham biscuts, coffee for everyone. have a great day. pipeman

October 03, 2004 - Msg 23940: Good afternoon, everyone! I was just trying to remember who it was a while back who was saying how sorry they were that they had missed the Brady Bunch reunion on TV Land. I'm sure by now you have seen it at least a dozen times. If you haven't, then you're just not trying! (teehee)
Peaceful, slightly cloudy Sunday afternoon here on the Dallas end of the porch. Wish I had bought some more flats of bedding plants yesteday, sure would be a great afternoon for planting. That's not work for me, that's pleasure. However, since I didn't, maybe a nap after lunch would be a good idea. Yep, that's the plan. A little lunch, a little TV, then a nap. Yep, that's what I'm gonna do. A little lunch.....
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 03, 2004 - Msg 23941: Hey Romeena: I had posted that I had missed seeing the Brady reunion...has it been on a lot?? I wouldnt know now..we got home from church and ate, played and now my 3 year old is watching a movie..I want some of that nap youre taking. Oh..Its safe to go ahead and email that friend of mine, right? Since I dont technically have a virus.


October 03, 2004 - Msg 23942: Good Sabboth to all.
WooHoo, Ariz. State won again, 5-0!
Pipeman- I liked halloween as a youngster cuz it was simple and not 2 months worth of hype and vilence like today. So many of these "scarehouses" are totally grotesque now etc.
We usually have an alternative party at the church where the kids dress up like biblical characters etc and play games. All are happy cuz the kids just like "dressing up".
Just like the cremshaw ep, scary but not gross out type stuff!
But to my youth, good story happened when i was about 10. I dressed as a "hobo" with patches etc and my dad burned a cork and then dabbed the burnt part on my face for "whiskers." All our costumes were homemade. Anyway, my brother, 12,
put on a barrel with two straps and had nothing else on! My mom caught him just before we left the house and had him put on shorts! (In AZ it's usually still pretty warm out), but when she asked him what the deal was, he just innocently said he thought it would be more "authentic!!"
haha, we never laughed so much.! Thjose were some fun days, popcorn balls, homemade candies etc and no one had to worrry about any of it.
So what time do we meet at cremshaw's and who's gonna get the baseball out?? teehee
Alyce, you may also want to try todo a defrag on your hard drive.
How's the race coming along?
Have a good afternoon. Steaks on the grill tonight!

October 03, 2004 - Msg 23943: Hey, everyone! Alyce, the Brady Reunion has been on, and on, and on, and on, ad nauseum. I think it will be on again tonight at 11pm, Eastern time. Check your listings.

I, too, remember when Halloween was a time for the little kids to dress up and go "scare" people, and collect some treats in the bargain. It was a lot of fun. I have great memories of my small children in their little costumes, sometimes store-bought, often home-made. I don't know how it is in small towns, but things have changed in the cities. I no longer buy candy, or even turn on my porch light. When the majority of the trick-or-treaters are six feet tall, have hairy legs, deep voices, and don't need burnt cork to make their whiskers, it's time to shut it down. Our church does the "fall festival" thing as well, and the kids get to win candy and other treats at the many game booths that are set up in the gym. As you might imagine, nobody is allowed to lose, everyone wins. Biblical or animal costumes are encouraged, witches and other scary stuff are discouraged. It's a fun alternative to the occult connotations of Halloween. Nobody makes a big deal out of that part, but we do offer an alternative.

Hmmm. It's sprinkling rain. Mr. Weaver is scheduled to come tomorrow and scalp my lawn and overseed it with fescue so I'll have green grass all winter, but if it's wet, we may have to reschedule. Drat, that means I'd have to spend a quiet, rainy afternoon sitting here at this window, watching the rain. I think I can just about manage that.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena