October 22, 2004 - Msg 24427: "Barney, you're gased!"

Thanks for the offer on my car pipeman. It sure could use it (lol)!

Rev. Jr. we Panhandlers often refer to the bottom half of our state a completely different world (teehee!). Some say we might should cut ourselves in half and make another state!


October 22, 2004 - Msg 24428: Oops! I swept up. Now I guess I'm also party to the clean campaign!


October 22, 2004 - Msg 24429: Cough!... Look at all the dust from sweeping!

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24430: Hey gang, I just saw that pcmall.com is already offering the tags first season dvd for 33.99!
Is it really out already? THIS IS BIG!
Pipeman, ok we'll be there with a TV to install in the brown truck. MD has to sell produce that day, so i guess its you and me! Ok, some people say that i look like DUD, the darling boy, (but later 50's) thus my handle. But it's still debateable, i think. teehee
This is kinda fun.
ASA! - i mention yer bullets and you return to us!. good to hear ya.
"AREN'T YA KIND, aren't ya kind!"

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24431: Dix - I hope you got rid of the bats when you cleaned. I just hate it when they get in my hair!

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24432: oh man, are we doing height and weight now too??

Ok, 5'2" and 123.5....and still have some baby fat on me.


October 22, 2004 - Msg 24433: That's ok, Alyce. I'd take some of your baby fat to help build me a figure. I'm 5'10" and 128lbs! Dropped nearly forty since January. Didn't mean to, but I did anyway. Oh well.

Speaking of weight has me remembering another one of Mama's favorite quotes: Eatin' speaks louder than words!


October 22, 2004 - Msg 24434: Friends are like diamonds...precious and rare!

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24435: Tally: How did you lose the weight? I just mainly need to tone. But when I got married and when I first got pregnant I was only 107lbs!! I was a stick then.


October 22, 2004 - Msg 24436: MDC.. I think I read on the WEAVERS newsletter that they would have the TAGS 1st season DVD for $32.00 ,plus youll be supporting TAGSRWC

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24437: MD: do you know what shipping would be?


October 22, 2004 - Msg 24438: ALYCE ..WEAVERS charges $5.00 for shipping

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24439: Wasn't refering to the women...I've been married too long,I know better! Was just teasing Pipeman. I think it's probably best that we close this can of worms right now before I get in BIG trouble.

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24440: No harm done Rev.Jr....


October 22, 2004 - Msg 24441: How depressing, you girls are both skinny (Tally and Alyce). I am 5'6" and USED to be 129 before I had my babies. Now, over the past 10 years, I have ballooooooned to over 200! Like I said, "female Santa". Ho,Ho,Ho.

Ro, I got a kick out of the elbow pad thing...might want to try rubbing a little Vicks on those elbows before putting on the pads!!!

Hmmmm....trying to think of a fresh TAGS quote...

"Why do ya wanna go to the duck pond, Barney?"


October 22, 2004 - Msg 24442: Hey Gang! Spot here, rehab is tough on the old limbs!..wheel chair for the next 8 weeks , whew!..driving me crazy ,I have a nurse and rehab person come to my dog house 3 times a week, they are great,hard to sleep at night on my back. Go back to the doc wed. to look at my right foot and see [I hope] progress..my friend Sherry took me outside for a bit today, sure was nice!she is cooking spaghetti tonight!..they took the 19 stiches out of my chin today..kinda hurt!..arm doing ok and left leg healing well, just worried about my crushed right heal and foot..no load bearing on either leg for 8 weeks!..lawyers have the case in thir hands now..well let me go , hey to all!..will have plenty of left overs!..keep the prayers coming and prayers to all out there that need them from the dog also!..God bless, signed: SPOT the"giving the dog a broke bone" dog of your porch..friends have light on for yall!..

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24443: Yea!! Spot visited us again!

I sure hope all goes well in your recuperation period. Prayers will continue for you.

Here's a quote suitable for the halloween season:

(As spoke by Barney):"Fly away buzzard, fly away crow, way down south where the winds don't blow. Rub your nose and give two winks and save us from this awful jinx."

Mary Wiggins

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24444: Hey spot! I'm glad you're visiting us! Stay upbeat!


October 22, 2004 - Msg 24445: Hey, Spot! So good to hear from you. You do exactly what your doctor says now, you hear? No weight on those legs. That crushed heel can be a real booger-bear, but it can also heal nicely if you take good care of it. Please thank Sherry for us, for taking care of you.

Asa, it's good to see you. We were getting concerned about you. It's not like you to stay away so long. Have you heard anything from Mavis?

Personally, I'm staying out of this height/weight thing! There are just some things that a girl doesn't like to talk about. Now age is another matter. I'm in my forties, and I don't mind admitting it. (ha, I wish!)

Guess I'll run over to Weaver's and see if I can get a copy of the DVD. What DVD, you ask? Why, THE DVD, of course. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24446: BTW Spot We know you like racing.... no running people down with that Wheelchair! And if you do race give the other guy a fair shot! :)


October 22, 2004 - Msg 24447: hey guys the 1st season DVD wont be releaseed until Nov.16th Weavers said they may start taking orders around Nov. 1st
hello SPOT.. Spaghetti you say , sounds like SHERRY is taking real good care of you
MDC, PIPEMAN ,ASA ...Newman on the pole for the cup race ,Bill Elliot qualified 2nd for the Busch race at Memphis tommorrow ,hes driving the #6Elvis Pressley tribute car
mayberry deputy

October 22, 2004 - Msg 24448: "Hey pa, Barney's face is bleedin'!"

Ok, I'll wait a few more days and give my business to tagsrwc!

Sure is a great evenin' ! Inkin, Blinkin, and Nod
would be right proud!

Glad to get the latest from spot!
We're going to the Chinese buffet tomorrw night!
Have a good weekend, and remember, plan yer SUNDAY before anything else! Advice I got a long time ago and still does me good today!

October 23, 2004 - Msg 24449: Good to hear from you spot! May you have a quick and complete recovery. Take care of yourself.

So many needs since I was here last. Prayers for all of those - and thanksgiving for all the praise reports as well.

Been doing some painting around the church - still have more to go, but I'm making progress. Where's Newton Monroe when you need him?

Today is my daughters 4th birthday. She is so excited! Grandma and Grandpa and some cousins from out of state are coming for the party. She has decided she wants a purple cake and purple presents (her favorite color). She's getting some clothes, puzzles, and more books to add to her ever increasing collection (she has close to 200 books - it sure helps that she can read!).

Well, I'll sign off for now - got to get some rest so I can finish preparing for the company that's coming later on. Take care all!

AFD! (thanks for sending the checkpoint chickie after me MCD! ; ) )

October 23, 2004 - Msg 24450: oops that's MDC! Sorry!


October 23, 2004 - Msg 24451: Good Saturday to all!

I am going to try and stay in today..saturdays seem to be so busy, my husband works alot, even though it is shift work and my oldest cried this morning, missing her daddy and said she just wants mama and daddy to be together..you'd think we had separated..poor thing..I called him and told him, so I think he's planning on staying around anyway when he gets home instead of hunting.

SPOT: great to hear from you! Give Sherry a big thank you from all of us for taking such good care of you!

AFD: Your daughter just turned 4 and she can already read?? Wow, I better get busy with my child..think I'll turn the computer off and start some schooling with mine..She'll be 4 in March. She is impressing us though with reading all the letters everywhere and we help her sound things out. Computer programs...like Reader Rabbit...are wonderful!! its helped my girl out a lot..and also the leap pad. AFD: does your little girl have those? great b-day present!


October 23, 2004 - Msg 24452: Pipeman, that has to be just about the greatest compliment anyone has ever given me, thank you! I can only WISH I were more like Andy. And I am easy-going, to a point. But if I feel strongly about something I have been known to create a moulage.

Glad you are healing up, Spot!

-Sterling Holobyte

October 23, 2004 - Msg 24453: Don't get in a hurry, Alyce. She'll read soon enough...and before you can blink an eye she'll be 9 yrs old like my oldest. It is so amazing to me how the time flies. I can remember getting anxious when my son just couldn't "get it" and all my friend's children were reading by the time they were 5 or 6. Turns out my son was dyslexic and needed special help (I learned not to compare my son with other kids because he is a whole different story!). I have now heard of many kids with learning disabilities that don't read until they are tees and then it finally clicks and they devour books...strange things, these brains of ours. I guess they are all different. The specialists tell me that there is a good chance that my son will always have difficulty with reading and I feel bad about that. I really wanted him to love reading like I do but reading is pure torture for him because its very hard for him.

Well, my baby girl is wanting something so I better go. Hope ya'll have a great day. Its still really hot here in South Texas!


October 23, 2004 - Msg 24454: Hey all. I managed to get a hold of a coputer with internet on a Saturday after all!
Alyce - I didn't really go about the whole weight loss thing the right way. I became a vegetarian without doing enough preparatory research. In other words, I had no clue how to make vegetarian dishes and either skipped meals, or fudged my way through it. I'm learning more now and eating some meat to get me through until I can figure out what exactly it is a vegetarian eats.

Well, looks to be an interesting Saturday. My fiance's cousin just had a baby and we may go visit. And he just picked up a new cookstove that we need to bring in from the van and install.

Anyway, I'll check in later.

"Mr. Tucker: "For the love o' mike do it! Do it! Just do it! Go take a nap! Go to Thelma Lou's for TV! JUST DO IT!!!"


October 23, 2004 - Msg 24455: Well I see there is some action here on this Saturday. My oldest is gone again today! Now she is at my parents how..told me she wanted to "spend time with grandaddy and nanny" She's a trip. They are here again working on my foundation. I have to admit that I am a bit uncomfortable with strange men here with just me and the baby..and one of the men needed a saw, so he went into the shed with me..eeks..I called for my daddy to come over..Just a little protection from him might help me.

Boo: I think my brother was dyslexic..I think I can remember my mom saying that..he is 15 years older than me, so I dont know for sure. I wont push her into reading..but I do encourage it..I encourage her liking for books and story telling and we work with words, letters and sounds a lot. Leap Frog products are WONDERFUL!! even the DVDs.

Tally: I couldnt ever be a vegetarian..I am so much a meat and tater kinda girl!! Besides..Meat is good for you. Hope you found the best diet for you though. Hope the new baby is doing well..and the mom too.

Going back to my mashed potatoes and rolls now!!


October 23, 2004 - Msg 24456: Here is another email:
Christian One-Liners

"Don't let your worries get the
best of you. Remember, Moses
started out as a basket case"

Some people are kind, polite,
and sweet-spirited - until you
try to sit in their pews.

Many folks want to serve God,
but only as advisers

It is easier to preach ten
sermons than it is to live one.

The good Lord didn't create
anything without a purpose,
but mosquitoes and
sand gnats come close.

When you get to your wit's
end, you'll find God lives there .

People are funny, they want
the front of the bus, the middle
of the road, and the back of
the church.

Opportunity may knock once,
but temptation bangs on your
front door forever.

Quit griping about your church;
if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.

If the church wants a better
pastor, it only needs to pray
for the one it has.

God Himself does not propose
to judge a man until he is dead.
So why should you?

Some minds are like concrete,
tho roughly mixed up and
permanently set.

Peace starts with a smile.

I don't know why some people
change churches; what
difference does it make which
one you stay home from?

A lot of church members
who are singing "Standing
on the Promises" are just
sitting on the premises.

We were called to be witnesses,
not lawyers or judges

Be ye fishers of men.
You catch them - He'll clean them.

Coincidence is when God
chooses to remain anonymous.

Don't put a question mark
where God put a period.

Don't wait for 6 strong men
to take you to church.

Forbidden fruits create many jams

God doesn't call the qualified,
He qualifies the called .

God grades on the cross,
not the curve.

God loves everyone, but
probably prefers "fruits of the spirit"
over "religious nuts!"

God promises a safe landing,
not a calm passage.

He who angers you, controls you!

If God is your Copilot - swap seats!

Prayer: Don't give God
instructions -- just report for duty!

The task ahead of us is never
as great as the Power behind us.

The Will of God will never
take you to where the Grace
of God will not protect you.

We don't change the message,
the message changes us.

You can tell how big a person
is by what it takes to ......
discourage him.

The best mathematical
equation I have ever seen:
1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.

"Dear Father: Bless the person reading this in whatever it is that You know they
need." Amen!


October 23, 2004 - Msg 24457: AFD, So good to see you posting. Don't be a stranger. I saved you a plate at the Hotel when you get a chance.


October 23, 2004 - Msg 24458: Evenin' Y'all! Good to see Asa back on the porch-we missed ya! Spot,you hang in there,buddy.Sure hope you heal up good and quick.
Things seem to have straightened out at work,so I guess I won't be quitting after all. For the life of me I still don't know what was going on-just mass confusion! The main "confusor" is GONE,(hooray!!)so things are looking up! Thanks for all the support & prayers.
Getting back on the subject of who we look like,Rev.Jr.had me laughing about him looking like Peter from the Brady Bunch-I looked like Marcia as a teenager! Does that mean we're related,Rev? Ha Ha Not sure who I'd say I look like now.I think I'm gonna ask a few people who they think I look like and get back to y'all! This should be interesting!
What'd ya cook ,Asa? If it's edible I want a plate too! On second thought,maybe not!
Well,guess I'm gonna go for now. Signing out from South Cackalacky (heard that one before,Rev.Jr?)
possum under a rock (South "smiling faces,beautiful faces" Carolina)

October 23, 2004 - Msg 24459: Hey Possum, I was reading that Laci had taken ill but is doing better now. So very glad to hear that. And I am glad your job situation has improved. I know how that can wear a body down. Actually Thelma Lou did all the cooking, I just didn't eat it all, like I usually do. LOL
Hope your healing up good Spot. Do what the Dr. tells ya, ya hear?
Hope your all having a nice weekend.
Romeena, I have not heard a word from Mavis. I'm worried about her.


October 23, 2004 - Msg 24460: Oops! That should be beautiful places! I can't believe I messed that up! It's only the motto on our license plates-geesh! Ha Ha!
possum again

P.S. Quit your laughin' Rev!

October 23, 2004 - Msg 24461: Not laughing at you Possum, okay, maybe giggling a bit...I refer to it as South Cackalacky all the time. I don't know where that came from, so I can't explain it to anyone outside of the state. Spot-great to hear from you...keep us updated as much as you can. Alyce- those are great. Keep 'em coming. Hope the rest of y'all have a great rest of the weekend.

October 23, 2004 - Msg 24462: Good evening, Friends. Hope you are all doing well.

Things are going alittle better with my parents and mom is getting stronger each day. Thanks again for the prayers and encouragement.

I want you to please continue to pray for my son. It seems that his medication for his anxiety disorder isn't working anymore and he was talking about wanting to kill himself today to stop the pain. I have to get in touch with the dr on Monday to see what to do. In the mean time I am keeping him very close to me. He seems fine now and says that the "pain comes and goes". He just seems so frustrated by everything. I need God to keep me calm and give us direction. Thank you so much for listening and praying. It means so much!


October 23, 2004 - Msg 24463: My stars, Boo! It's just so hard for me to accept that the sweet, loving little boy I met can have so much trouble. How does he define the "pain"? Is it the fears and anxiety? Bless his little heart, and yours and Bruce's too!

Asa, I emailed Mavis, but she hasn't answered me. I'm really concerned. She was so terribly upset about losing her mother. I know they were very close and it was so sudden, I can well imagine that she's having a very hard time getting a handle on things. I wish she'd check in.

Well, guess I'll head on home. I've got laundry in progress, and a kitchen to clean. Everyone have a good Sabbath, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena


October 23, 2004 - Msg 24464: Thanks Romeena. I hope she checks in soon here too.
Boo, prayers for your youg-un. That is sad to hear about his feelings. I pray he will be fine.


October 24, 2004 - Msg 24465: "Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?" Amen.

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24466:
"All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second."

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24467: Does anybody have any good (cheap) ideas for dressing up for Halloween? Just something that you could make from materials you have at home. Does anybody have some good recipes for costume parties? Some spooky treats that are easy to fix? Just for fun. For the kids.

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24468: Has anybody seen these little pocketbooks made from candy wrappers? I would like to try my hand at it but don't know how. Does anybody know where a person could get direcitons for that?
Thank you, Suzanne

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24469: One year my grandson went to the fall festival at our church, dressed as a present! His mom cut holes for his legs, arms, and head in a big box, then wrapped the box like a gift (cutting out around the holes, and tied a wide ribbon around his head with a huge bow on top. He looked adorable. He was about five, and the whole thing was his own idea. --Romeena

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24470: babycenter.com has some good, inexpensive, easy to ceate costumes and party ideas. Stuff like blue corn torilla chips and guacamole for "bat ears and slime" or black felt circles stuck on a red vest with double sided tape and pipe cleaners on a headband over a black sweat suit for a ladybug.

I've never seen the pocketbooks your talking about. Sound like fun though. If you find out how to make them, please share!

Alyce - I thought I could never go vegetarian either. I was raised by a family of cattle ranchers and souther Baptist preachers. Meat was on the menu at every meal. Then I got engaged to a man who has lost every family member over the age of 52 to heart disease. Needless to say, he's trying to avoid the same fate. If he had it his way, we'd give up eggs and milk products too, but our lives are too hectic as it is to even think about making so many changes at once.

Though it doesn't always mean you'll lose weight. My honey has been veg for over 6 years and he's still 40lbs over for his height, although he looks lean enough... very muscular in fact. Oh well. I've got to go. The boys are calling me.


October 24, 2004 - Msg 24471: Pastor started his sermon today:
Deut 30 states, "I lay before you life or death;
choose life, that you and your people may live!"
Then he said, "fast, pray and vote!
Said if he stated more we could lose tax exempt status. But we got the point! Hope the porch sees it too!
Good Lord's day to you all. Hope you can have one of those Tucker moments and sing just a verse or two of " the church in the vale."
Spaghetti sounds good tonight!
Welcome back AFD!
Prayers for you and yours Boo. Maybe Rev jr can get your boy on the prayer list.

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24472: Hey, here's a thought:
what are some of your favorite shows from the 70's?
Top on my list would be WKRP!
Those guys were so funny, Mr Carlson, Andy, Herb, Jennifer, Les, Venus, Bailey, Johnny etc
also liked Welocme Back Kotter, One Day at a Time, Facts of Life, MTM . Any others??

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24473: Oh yes, and Bob Newhart!

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24474: MDC,SPOT ,ASA , did you guys see the news about the Hendrick Motorsports plane that crashed on the way to Martinsville this morning .Rick Hendricks son ,Ricky ,and John Hendrick ( Ricks brother ) ,Johns two daughters and six other Hendrick employees were killed .Sad day even if your not a fan of the Hendrick drivers
mayberry deputy

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24475: Early "Happy Days" was great -- before it got too shmaltzy and glib. Any of the episodes that opened with Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" were good.


October 24, 2004 - Msg 24476: From the 70's? Close tie between Welcome Back Kotter and Taxi. (yeah, I know, I'm too young to remember first hand, but that's what Nick at Nite is for.)


October 24, 2004 - Msg 24477: Ooh, and Barney Miller was good too.


October 24, 2004 - Msg 24478: That was a tragedy for the Hendricks. Terrible. And did anybody know about the 49 U.S. trained Iraqi soldiers who were ambushed and killed too? Another tragedy. Unarmed young men. All no doubt with families. Just chipping in.

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24479: SUZANNE..I guess there needs to be lots of prayers for all the families,the ones here and the ones in Iraq
mayberry deputy

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24480: Hey everyone. I'm a frequent visitor, but infrequent poster, to this site. (My only other post was a couple of months ago to comment on the dvds coming out.) I had to take a minute a thank whoever put up the Barney pumpkin pattern, though. I have printed two copies to do my jack-o-lanterns this year. Thanks again!

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24481: Shilling's ankle is already bleeding... didn't seem to hurt him against the Yankees, but man, it makes me cringe just to think about it. Ouch! Let's watch some baseball!


October 24, 2004 - Msg 24482: MDC, I love WKRP! My favorite ep was the one where as a publicity stunt they threw the turkeys out of a plane. "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"
- Hazel

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24483: Remember when the Bradys went to Hawaii? They got all mixed up with that voodoo business!

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24484: Next to TAGS, my all-time, absolute favorite is Little House On The Prarie. Loved Pa, and Mrs. Oleson was the best villan ever. Nellie Oleson was the brat you loved to hate, wasn't she?

I also liked the early Happy days, eps but not the later ones. I never missed the Walton's or (who remembers this one:) NIGHT GALLERY....(spookey)!

Wante to let you know my son is feeling much better today but I will follow up with his dor because his episode yesterday really scared me. There was a show on 20/20 not long ago talking about kids who are on Paxil (my son is) and how kids were killing themselves. To answer your question, Ro, the best I can understand it, he is feeling so anxious at times he describes it as pain. He also has panice attacks (which might be what happened yesterday). Thanks for the prayers. I'll keep you informed.

Gotta go, Hubby is taking us to Sonic Drive-in for supper.


October 24, 2004 - Msg 24485: man, talk about typos. Sorry! I'm sure you are all smart enough to figure out what I was trying to type, right? Bye!


October 24, 2004 - Msg 24486: Oh, does anybody remember Marcus Welby, MD or Medical Center, with Chad Everett? I watched them because my mom did but I didn't like it...too many people dying. Who remembers Bat Materson? How about Wild, Wild West?? The Lone Ranger, Timmy and Lassie?


October 24, 2004 - Msg 24487: I mean Bat Masterson...sheesh. I'm going to start proof reading before I post...

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24488: Oh, and MANNIX!

October 24, 2004 - Msg 24489: How about Dr. Kildare? He sure was a handsome dr. Those sure were the days. who remembers watching cartoons?

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24490: Mornin' Y'all! Coffee & poptarts for everyone!
Boo,I hate to hear that your son is having troubles.I will pray for him.
Sad about the Nascar plane too.
I liked Kotter,Brady Bunch,My 3 Sons,Barnaby Jones,Hawaii 5 O and I could go on and on. Remember all the great game shows that used to be on during the day? This was before trash talk shows took over! Ah,the good old days of television!
Well,gotta get moving.Y'all have a good day!
possum under a rock

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24491: Mornin' porch. Prayers for all. Watched ALL those shows mentioned above. Anyone see the top TV Show Theme songs on TVLand? Brought back a ton of memories. Didn't realize Earle Hagan's 11 yr. old son did the finger snapping in the theme song.

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24492:
Morning folks,

Had a busy weekend. We had a big birthday party for my Mom she turns 80 in a couple of days. We had family in from NYC and from down south. It went real well.

Boo, Sorry to hear about your boy. Our daughter had anxiety issues, as well as, low self-esteem through much of elementary school. Since then she as really began to blossom. I know you won't but don't give-up. Prayers to you and your son.

MDC, "As God as my witness I thought turkeys could fly." After TAGS I'd have to put Dick Van Dyke, Barney Miller, and WKRP.

see ya,

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24493: Hey Auh2o- one of my favorite eps of the Dick Van Dyke show was when his brother, Jerry, guest starred. The premise of the show was Jerry was painfully shy and could only perform when he was sleep-walking. Well, all the gang had gathered at Rob's house and out comes Jerry "sleep-walking." He goes into this whole routine of playing the banjo, singing and telling jokes in the middle of the song. One line had me rolling on the floor for some reason....."it's like Gen. Custer said, I don't know what's wrong with them Indians, they were fine at the dance last night." I guess picturing that in my head was hilarious. I think the Dick Van Dyke show had some of the best writing ever. It shows I have a little bit of a warped sense of humor, I suppose.

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24494: Good Morning Porch!

Yesterday I was visiting a friend and I met her daughter. She is 25 years old, and has two lively sons, ages (nearly) 5 and 2. This young woman is married to a man who is a marine stationed in Fallujah. I was so moved by her situation I thought I would mention her to you all and ask for prayers for her and her husband and family. There are so many issues for these young people, they are soo young, with young children, separated by miles and miles, all the worries any young couple would have, in addition to the trials of war. Their names are Chris and Angie, and Angie gave me Chris's email address and I hope to write him often. It surely does put a face on all our heroic soldiers fighting in Iraq and wherever else they may be. This young couple has invited my husband and I to attend his return to the U. S. sometime in March or April. This is quite an honor and I hope we will find a way to be able to go. His home base is in North Carolina so we would have to drive down there and stay at a hotel and then in the morning we would be there to see the helicopters fly them in. It is supposed to be a very emotional time. Chris owns one of my husband's art prints and I guess he feels the honor would be his, but he has that completely backwards. I get a little misty-eyed just writing about this!

Boo, my prayers continue for your son. You are such a diligent mother, I am sure God will show you the path you and your son should take. Hang in there, girl! (I love Little House on the Prairie, too!)

My little Opie has a half day today, to I better get going if I am to pick him up on time!

Have a great Mayberry-type day!
Mary Wiggins

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24495: Hoo-ha! I love this discussion of the good old TV shows! And apparently turkeys do fly! No? Then how do you explain all the shows that are successful on TV today? (teehee)
I loved all the old shows. Remember "Carter Country" with Victor French? And the fat little mayor (no, not our fat little mayor) who could sing so beautifully and who dealt with every issue by saying to the police chief ""Handle it, Roy, just handle it!" Good show.
24489, what do you mean, who remembers watching cartoons? I still watch them! The good ones, anyway, none of this new super-hero, computer-generated stuff. I mean Tom and Jerry (the older ones - they're #1), the Roadrunner, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety and Sylvester, Speedy Gonzales (which I heard was banished because it wasn't "politically correct", yet it was loved by my Latino friends) - remember? If you're lucky, sometimes on Cartoon Network you can catch some of the old classics. Fun!

Well, gotta run. Have a good day, friends. Sugarplum (who looks like a cartoon character) says hey! --Romeena

"Touche', Msr. Pooshycat!" - Jerry the mouse, in huge swashbuckling hat, to Tom, in similar hat, after poking him with a toothpick-turned-sword.

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24496: ROMEENA..you left out FOGHORN LEGHORN and SCOOBY DOO

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24497: "I say, I say, I say...." is a classic. As is "Rut-row"... good call MD.

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24498: Romeena, I used to love when we had Boomerang Network(an off-shoot of Cartoon Network). They play alot of old cartoons, and some of my favorites, like Jonny Quest, The Herculoids, and Dinoboy, to name a few. Unfortunately they don't have that channel where we moved.

Put me down on the list of lovers of Little House On The Prairie, Boo and Mary Wiggins! Charles Ingalls is a good role model for fathers, just like Andy is. And Caroline is just as good a role model for mothers. I thought Harriet Oleson was just about the funniest mean character ever produced on tv.

Possum, one of the greatest game shows I still watch(on GSN) is Match Game. I loved it so much I wrote to all three surviving regulars; Richard Dawson, Brett Somers, and Charles Nelson-Reilly, and I sent along a homemade blue card(like the ones they wrote their answers on) to each of them and asked them to write their favorite answer(if they had one) on it or just anything they wanted. I received a very nice letter and picture back from Brett, who wrote her favorite funny answer(which I can't post here as it is a little risque, not too much, but just enough that I don't want to post it here. Ok, it starts with a 'b' and ends with a 'bs', you can fill in the rest. See, it's not TOO bad) and from Richard I received just an autographed picture and no blue card back. I remembered later that he kind of had a falling out with the people on that show so maybe he didn't want to have anything to do with it anymore so I was afraid I might have opened up some old wounds(oops!), but he was nice enough to send a picture at least. Which is more than I can say for Charles. I haven't heard anything from him from over a year. I suppose I should send another as it could have been lost in the mail or placed on a pile and forgotten about, or maybe like Richard he has bad feelings about Match Game and doesn't want to be reminded, who knows?!

Anyway, I guess I should stop taking up so much space here and sign off before I use up a whole page of posts by myself!

Have a great day!
-Sterling Holobyte

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24499: Alyce -like Boo said, don't get in a hurry with the reading thing. My daughter really took to it, but most don't. She got a "My First LeapPad" and "VTech Phonics" before she turned 2 - and played them all the time. I think that's part of the reason she was ready to start with the reading. I started her out with sight words and then got a hold of a book called "The Reading Lesson-Teach your child to read in 20 easy lessons" by Michael Levin. I started her on that a couple of months before she turned 3, and with reading to her and having her read to me, she is probably reading at about 2nd grade level. But every child is different and when they are that young, you kind of have to go with them at their own pace.

Mary Wiggins - prayers for Chris and Angie and their family.
Boo - prayers for your son.

Some of my oldies that were favorites - Emergency, Adam 12, Rockford Files...

Welcome back, auh2o - and congrats to your Mom hitting 80! Wow!

Well, have a great day everyone!

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24500: Yes, prayers for the Hendricks team, the Iraqis and the humanitarian woman kidnapped. Terrorists are such pathetic cowards!! And thank you all for prayers for my momand others' families on this porch. You are good folk!
Thanks for picking up on my 60's- 70's shows idea!
There were sure some good ones back then!
Anyone remember "It's About Time", comedy where
space capsule time warps to caveman type senario!
I also liked all the variety shows, Andy Williams, Carol Burnett, etc. All great.
One week to go...hang in there!

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24501: Oh, and yes agree with good game shows, Concentration, Password, Joker's Wild, etc

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24502: wow so many great posts especially from those we've been praying for. spot, asa, afd,and everyone. welcome to the new ones, also. let's pray for the henderick motor sports family. likewise i was so impressed with curt schilling last night prayed before during and after. he gave his sucess to god. in a day when so many athletes are self centered and go on the disabled list for not getting enough sleep- it's so refreshing and inspriational. here is a new game for us to try=== take all the cartoon characters, andy griffith show and others-- take their actions and personality and say whether they are republican or democrats. our local paper did this and it was great. andy was chosen as a republican because of his steading effect while barney was democrat because he was conervative but anxious about everything. mr and mrs rowe from gilligans island were republicans because of there wealth. you get the idea. match character with party, and why you could see them as what party. on the weight height, etc i started a mouloge, ha, my point was for me, when two of the porch pictured me as mr mcbeevee, i thought by putting that up for me to see if another chacter was chosen off andy show or mr mcbeeve still won. yes i liked mr mcbeeve. just before visualy thought and after facts if the same mental picture came up. busy week- sending , love and prayers. pipeman

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24503: Hey,
A lot has been posted..I might forget to reply to all.I am so tired..been up all night with a sick baby. She has hand-foot-mouth and does not feel well at all. I think she has finally gone to sleep, and that is what I am going to do too.

Mary W.: is Chris stationed at Camp Legune, in NC? What is their last name?

AFD: I will have to look into that book.

Boo: prayers for your son..and the whole family at that. I know it is a struggle..But keep the faith!

Well..most of you know that most of those 70s shows, I only saw in reruns..But I love TV Land and watch that alot..
Sterling: I LOVE Match Game..and yes, I saw an interview with Richard and something went sour with him and the show...He doesnt even look the same, he's gained alot of weight. Brett sometimes irritated me on the show..you know sometimes I wanted to say..shut up already..but thats just me.

I liked Little House on the Prairie..my sister loved that one too..she was born in 71. I liked All in the Family, the Jeffersons, Brady Bunch, Threes Company (was that 70s?) OH well, better get back to my kids and take a nap myself..


October 25, 2004 - Msg 24504: Pipe- still Mr. McBeevee to me...with a moustache. As far as cartoon characters and their political affiliation....I'm picturing Foghorn Leghorn as a southern Democrat. More specifically, SC's own Ernest Hollings. They kind of sound alike, huh? Am I close Possum?

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24505: I loved Gilligan's Island...but I do remember asking, even as a kid, if the professor can make a radio out of a coconut, how come he can't fix a hole in the boat? And if the Howells were so rich, why were they on a 3 hour tour with the common folk? Another great game show was the "old" Hollywood Squares.

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24506: Hahaha Rev. Wasn't Hollings the one who was saying "we got us to much consuming going on around here" in response to inflation being high? I can just hear Foghorn saying that.


October 25, 2004 - Msg 24507: Alyce, sorry about your baby. There was a paper up at Kai's school saying that hand-foot-mouth-whatever was diagnosed in one of the kids downstairs(Kai's upstairs). What are the symptoms of that? Kai was sick last week and it is still hanging on. We took her to the Doctor Friday(actually the emergency room as it was at night) because she was complaining about her ear hurting that night. As a side note: Wouldn't you know it the first time I actually voice my opinion to my wife that she is an over-reactor, as she has had us take Kai down to the emergency room several times for various reasons over the years, and all were things that we could have treated at home, and the Doctor's pretty much said so, as they didn't really do anything for her, just told us regular things to help her that we already knew. But I am getting sidetracked. Anyway, so this time I told her she was an over-reactor and I felt it was just an ear-ache associated with her being sick. I'm sure I had plenty of ear-aches when I was little and my Mom never took us to the emergency room, and WE lived. But no, this time the doctor said she indeed had an ear infection and gave us some amoxicillan to treat it. I haven't heard an "I told you so" from my wife. ...Yet! I'm sure she is keeping in the back of her head to use at the right moment though. Funny how some women are. :) No offense to the women on this porch.
But anyway, I guess the Doctor would have said so if she also had hand-foot-mouth disease, don't you think? Kind of worries me, as I don't know much about it, just that it is contagious.

Yeah Alyce, my wife says the same thing about Brett sometimes. She has a hard edge, but I knew deep down she was a nice lady, and her letter proved it me.

-Sterling Holobyte

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24508: Sterling: what is Brett up to these days? What was she anyway..actress? comedian? both? I still love Betty White..

Hand Foot Mouth comes from the same virus as the common cold..just with a rash. She has blisters in her mouth and throat..red bumps on her hands and heiny..nothing on her feet though. I think it gets on their bottoms more than their feet though. It will last anywhere from 4-10 days I believe..no treatment such as antibiotics, but can give tylenol for fever and fussiness and cold meds. She had a high fever yesterday and last night. Today no fever..But her mouth just hurts so bad I believe. It isnt any more contagious as a cold..and you dont get blisters by touching them either.
Hope that helps.
Hope Kai is feeling better too..We thought Chloe had an ear infection by the way she was acting..but when their throats hurt, it sometimes makes the ears hurt as well.
You know, we parents should have a medical degree!


October 25, 2004 - Msg 24509: Oh, Mayberry Deputy, how could I have forgotten old Foghorn? Remember the old spinster-looking hen in the big bonnet, who was so enamored of Foghorn, and the things he did to get away from her? Then there was the super-smart little chick with the huge glasses, who gave Foghorn so much trouble. I love the fun and the imagination in the old cartoons.

Well, gotta run. Have a good day. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24510: Was that Baby Huey?
I also loved Bulwinkle and Rocky and the fractured fairy tales.
Also tennesee tuxedo and chumley!

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24511: Yes, that helps alot Alyce, thank you! It also relieves some of my worry as I can now be pretty confident she doesn't have it. Doesn't sound like fun for a kid to have, hope yours is on day 10 and getting better.

All I know about Brett nowadays is that she likes to read and is glad to have the time to do just that.
And as far as I know, the only thing she was known for was being Jack Klugman's wife for a while and guest starring on The Odd Couple as his tv wife when she was part of the story.
But of course, I know her best from Match Game. In fact, I didn't even know she was guested on the Odd Couple until recently.

-Sterling Holobyte

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24512: ROMEENA..try www.barbneal.com/foghorn.asp the site has wav files of foghornleghorn
mayberry deputy

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24513: Ro- you can also go to www.ussenate.gov and click on the wav files for Sen. Hollings. Same results.

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24514: try and catch a few more posts up, now that i have had my nap. i loved peppie lepew the skunk, sylvester the cat and his son- my father can't catch a mouse, i'll never be able to hold my head up again. chip and dale chipmonks- after you, oh no i insist after you. spot= calvin coolidge said after major pain that you develope a whole new appreciation for drugs. we'll build you a wheel chair ramp at the remshaw house party, so you can pull a few pranks. auh20= happy birthday, belatedto your mom. if she gets to fiesty, just ground her. you got to nip it- nip it in the bud. ha. pipeman

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24515: dixie= i believe calvin coolidge not senator hollings said that? what do you thunk? mary wiggins= so good to see you on the porch again, missed you. alyce= prayers for your son and loved the quotes. boo= gld your parents are doing better as well as your son. mdc, myself and a couple others remember the old westerns, they were great. hazel= i liked wrkp also. i liked ted knight. afd= happy belated birthday to your daughter. when you miss a few days it's just rush, rush, rush as barney would say. what and where is supper tonight? all this typing has worked up a big appitete. pipeman

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24516: Red Rover, Red Rover
Spot send supper right over!
Hey Pipeman, here's a question for ya. If the Barcleys (Big Valley) and the Cartwrights (Bonanza) ever had a tussle, who would come out on top? Not that I'm promoting violence or anything, just asking theoretically.

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24517: pipeman, I think you got one of them compelsion complexes! You know, them compelsions. teehee
Do you remember ted on "Too Close for Comfort"?
Westerns were great too, Maverick, Wyatt Earp, F-troop, Bat Masterson, Wagon train, DeathValley Days, Bonanza, The Virginian etc!

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24518: Oops, that's me, MDC
Now I'm talkin in rhymes like Earnest T!

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24519: I think this here porch is just about ready for a sweep! Shall i drive off in my jeep . mdc

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24520: Too many apple squeezins, I'm believin', I'm believin.
MDC (Just bein sillY)

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24521: Funny, MDC! "It's me, it's me, it's MDC!"

Let's see...
"It's me, it's me, it's Sterling Holobyte...y!" Ok, that doesn't work so good. ;)
-Sterling Holobyte

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24522: I just found out I had my second editorial letter printed in the local paper here, and I don't know if I am too happy about it. I know, that's strange, isn't it?! Why write if you don't want them to print it?! It's not that I don't believe in what I said, in any letter, but, well, the first one I didn't even think they would print, because any letter I have ever written to any paper has never been printed. So I just wrote it on a lark(actually I used the computer;) ) and sent it, not thinking that they might actually print it. And then the second one was sort of the same thing, I knew what I wanted to say and sent it in, not thinking that they would even print it as they had just printed my letter no more than a week ago, but there it was today! I should add that I sent these letters using the GeorgeBush.com website where you can send letters to about 5 papers at a time. I really wanted to get letters printed outside my immediate area, one reason being that there are people here who don't like me already because in my past I was thought of as sort of a snob even though I am not(and never was, it was just a preconception based on the fact that I was pretty quiet and didn't talk to anyone, which I actually had someone tell me he thought I was a snob before he got to know me), and I didn't know if these letters to the editor might bring that back up for some people. So anyway, it suprised me when the local paper did print them.
And then I look at them printed in the paper and I think "who cares what I think?!" I remember reading editorials all the time and just thinking that the people who write these letters are just going off about something like blah, blah, blah. And now I'm one of those people and I don't know if I like it. Is my letter going to change anyones views? Probably not. Will they put a kernel of information that people don't already have into their heads? Probably not. So why do it? I don't have an answer to that one, but I do think that this last one will be my last letter I send in to the papers.
...At least the local paper. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24523: Sorry for the length of that last post btw. :)
-Sterling Holobyte

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24524: Rev. J, concerning Gilligan's Island, I always wondered why they had luggage and extra clothes with them if it was a "three hour tour"? I mean, the Howellhad lots of clothes and accesories with them.

Thanks for the prayers and kind encouragment concerning my son. It means so much.


October 25, 2004 - Msg 24525: Sterling, it's OK, it's called VENTING!
Sometimes, ya just gotta do it!
Like talking abou these shows from the 60-70's is my way of staying 'sane' in this last week leading up to the election!
Boo, I hear ya - Why didnt the Howls just BUY a boat! haha. Maybe they wanted to be incognito.
Also, there would then be no show! hee
Anyone remember the short-lived show "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster"? How about the Munsters, Addams family, Make Room for Daddy.
cartoons Popeye, Roger ramjet, Underdog, Mighty Mouse.
Mr Darlin's (hidin' the squeezin's) Cuz

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24526: Evenin' y'all! Yep,Rev,I think ole Fritz must have been the voice of Foghorn in the cartoons! Too funny! Now,what character was Strom? Ha Ha Just kidding-I ain't messin' with Strom.I loved that man to death.He helped get my daughter out of Boot Camp with benefits when the Navy wanted to keep her in knowing that she had enough damage to her hip and foot that she could end of paralyzed.
I remember that show with the cavemen! Haven't thought about it in such a long time!
Sterling,I loved (and still do) Match Game.Brett was a hoot-she must be 80 years old by now,huh?
Y'all have brought up some good questions concerning Gilligan's Island.Who would take all that junk with them on a cruise? Dumb! Yet,we watched the show faithfully,didn't we?
Prayers for Chris & Angie and God Bless all our Troops.
Gotta go.Have a great evening!
possum under a rock

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24527: With all due respect, I think some of us are missing the whole funny point about "Gilligan's Island." Of course it was ridiculous. They built houses, made a pedal car and all sorts of things. They put on plays and had no problem with costumes. They cooked up fabulous feasts. They did completely outrageous things, and that was part of the fun. The idea was to get people asking how on earth they had all that stuff on the boat, and why they had it with them? Why didn't their clothes wear out? How did that muscle-man make it all the way to Hawaii on a surfboard? It was all so ridiculous, so campy, that it was funny. But then, I liked the movie "The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes", so you can't put too much stock in what I say about anything. I have a very weird sense of humor.

Oh, and thanks, Mayberry Deputy and Rev Jr. for the links. MDC, Baby Huey was the baby goose that was accidentally dropped by the stork at the home of a pair of chickens, and they never could figure out why their child was so huge. He was big and awkward and not too bright, but they loved him. I have a plant that my landscaper friend and I named "Baby Huey" because we weren't sure what it was and it grew to be huge. It's actually a brugmansia and blooms with the most spectacular flowers I ever saw, but it's still Baby Huey to us.
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24528: Sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from this tropic port,
upon this tiny ship...

(OK, let's add to it til we get it all! teehee, teehee, MDC, MDC)

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24529: The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
the skipper brave and sure,
five passengers set sail that day on a three hour tour,
a three hour tour...

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24530: The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
the skipper brave and sure,
five passengers set sail that day on a three hour tour,
a three hour tour...

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24531: the weather started getting rough
the tiny ship was tossed....

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24532: If not for the courage of the fearless crew...

Mary Wiggins

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24533: The Minnow would be lost! --Romeena

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24534: Well! I just saw TAGS on TV Land a few minutes ago, and I have two observations to make. First of all, why was the IRS man talking to Andy? Aunt Bee won the prizes, he should have been talking to her, and the tax should have been based on her income, but he implied that it was based on Andy's. Humph!

Second, I think Bee's friends behaved abominably. Shame on them! They should have been happy for her, but instead they were so green-eyed jealous that they could hardly stand it! Again, shame on them! And then Clara goes and buys Bee's coat. Bad Clara, bad, baaaad Clara! --Romeena

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24535: The ship touched ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle... --Romeena

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24536: I agree, Romeena. That's one of the few TAGS eps I don't care for. For the reasons you said.
- Hazel

"With Gilligan. The Skipper too..."

October 25, 2004 - Msg 24537: "The millionaire and his wife...."


October 25, 2004 - Msg 24538: Clara is bad, don't ya know? I have always thought so...so jealous and way too proud. Remember how she acted when Howard Sprague made that joke about here relatives never getting along? So petty! Anyone else wanna rag on Clara....as Barney would say, "It's thera-petic"?

I also remember "It's About Space"...haven't thought of it in years. This is fun, isn't it? The kids used to sing the theme song from the show like this: "It's about time, it's about space. Its about time to slap your face".

Anybody remember Atom Ant? How about The Courtship of Eddie's Father or My World and Welcome To It (I'll bet not many of you remember that one)?

I think I'll get the young 'uns to bed and curl up with a book. I'm working on the Mitford series right now and am reading Shepherds Abiding. Pretty good, about the goings-on in a small town. Kind of like Mayberry. Have a good evening!