November 01, 2004 - Msg 24769: ALYCE.. I missed your earlier post about the DVDs ,they will be in places like Best Buy and Media Play ,but when you buy from Weavers you support TAGSRWC ,I placed my order today and it will be shipped on the 16th ,the release date , the price at weavers is $32.00 plus $5.00 for shipping ,thats still $3.00 cheaper than the suggested price

November 01, 2004 - Msg 24770: Wow MD, is this the first time you swept? Good job. Looks nice and clean!

November 01, 2004 - Msg 24771: well thanks MDC ,I always take pride in a job well done

November 01, 2004 - Msg 24772: Hey to the Porch.
Don't forget; V-Day tomorrow....Let's all be reeaaal Democratic (or Republican, or Independent, or...) and go out and hang a chad...

-- Jelsik

Barney(after pausing for effect...) :"IS THIS GOOD GOVERNMENT?!?"

November 01, 2004 - Msg 24773: Let's hear it for the Clean Campaign and get rid of such dirty politics that has plagued us this year!

November 01, 2004 - Msg 24774: Amen Msg. #24773 Everybody be sure and vote tomorrow! If you don't vote then don't complain about what goes down! (Atleast that's what people have always said to me :) )

Well I don't have much news right now but I'm sure something will come up soon. It always does! Life is never dull :) And I'm glad it's not!

Gotta go do some work ...... yech! Just one more month of school..... Christmas Time's acomin'....Christmas Time's acomin'..... I love the holidays. Don't they just make you feel Good All Over!

Smile :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

November 01, 2004 - Msg 24775: I love the holidays too, just wished they werent so rushed.
Yall take care..get some good praying in tonight and do your civic duty tomorrow..

Vote, vote, vote!!

November 01, 2004 - Msg 24776: Candy cigarettes! I loved 'em...ate them all the time and never became a smoker. I remember the gum shaped like a cigarette, too.

Ro, just as early as 15 years ago smoking was allowed in the hospital I worked in at that time. If you can believe it, the nurses didn't even go to a break room to smoke but smoked right at the nurses desk and flicked their ashes in the sink! Sounds so hilarious now...all night on the night shift it was coffee, cigs and broadsy nurses (ya gotta love the old days).

Well, it is finally cooling off around here and we got some rain. Supposed to be nippy tomorrow.

I wanted to ask ya'll to please pray for my kids. They were exposed to two children at church who are in the hospital with Menengitis. I called their pediatrician to see if there was anything I should do and she said there is nothing to do but wait and see if they come down with it. I'm not afraid because there is no need worrying about something you can't do anything about but I would sure appreciate your prayers that they won't get it (or any other children who were exposed). Thanks!


November 01, 2004 - Msg 24777: Boo: prayers taken care of! Oh how I hope nothing happens and that the kids that have it will be healed asap! that menengitis is terrible stuff..(I had spinal menengitis when I was 2)


November 01, 2004 - Msg 24778: I declare, I was station hopping today on the radio and we have a local station here who has already started Christmas music, 24-7. Can you just imagine?
Prayers for them young-uns Boo.
And I will vote tomorrow, yes I will.


November 01, 2004 - Msg 24779: Howdy Proch! Hope you all vote today, and have a mayberry day.

November 01, 2004 - Msg 24780: Wow, Boo! They smoked right at the desk? That didn't happen at our hospital, though we did have one surgeon who smoked at the desk and just stared down anybody he thought might be starting to object. Nobody ever said anything to him. Our nurses, though, always at least went to the little 2-chair waiting area outside the nurse's bathroom, or into the break/report room. Boy, have things changed!
I remember the first time I had to remind a visitor that the hospital no longer permitted smoking in the patient rooms. The man looked me in the eye and allowed as how I didn't look big enough to make him put it out. I agreed with him, but told him I was surely big enough to pick up a phone and call security. He said he didn't think I'd do it, and I invited him to watch me. He just grinned, said "You know, I think you would," and put his cigarette out. No further problem.

Well, tomorrow is the big day. Let's all be in prayer that the man God wants to lead this nation is elected by a clear majority.

Get a good night's rest, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24781: Now is the time for all good men (and women!) to come to the aid of their country- VOTE!

possum under a rock

P.S. Hope your kids remain well,Boo!

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24782: wave the flags and hang the chads day. big breakfast on me this morning omelets of all kinds, french toast, waffles, orange juice, coffee from starbucks, fresh fruit. boo= prayers for your kids. mayberry deputy= you do so many things well and now we add porch sweeping. jelsik= let's all put all the porch in the white house and make it a law of the land that everyone becomes a mayberry kind of country. pipeman

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24783: dixie= i know you've been good this year so you'll get a lot of gifts from santa but the jury is still out on me. ha. alyce= if today i vote, vote, vote, then can i eat eat, eat on thanksgiving? asa= good to see you on the porch. you was talking about christmas songs already, i quess they don't have many thanksgiving songs and they want play hymns. are you still dashing thru the snow? romeena= let's all vote for the plum today. possum= have a great day. would saomeone wake up spot, sterling, mdc, mary wiggins, charlotte tucker, goober, ellen brown, wyatt earp and all the rest of the porch pipeman

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24784: I'm with Romeena - I pray that the man God wants to lead this nation be elected by a clear majority! (Even if it turns out to be not the one I personally vote for!)
- Hazel (mature human being) Fife

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24785: Alright...I went and voted this morning!! Whoo Hoo..I stood right there and prayed over my ballot too..Just gave it to God..Hope you all did that too..its in HIS hands!


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24786: I'm making cookies, fruit turnovers, and chip bags for the men outside working on my foundation. Thought I would fix them lunch, but just snacks today. Dont want to fill them up too much, then they wont want to work, haha!


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24787: Mornin', all! Pipeman, I vote for the Plum practically every day. She's such a little scamp, if she's not careful, one of these days she's going to get voted off the island! (I just know the term, have never watched the show.)

Woohooo! It's 58 degrees and rainy here in north Texas. Sure does feel good. I went outside to take out the trash and bring in the paper, and it was just downright chilly! My pansies are loving it! Squirrels are full of energy, too - chasing each other around, tails all bushed out. So cute. I've got a small sack of native pecans, too small to be much fun to crack and eat, but the squirrels love 'em. I think I'll go scatter them in the back yard and watch the fun as they hunt them, like kids at an Easter egg hunt. Oh, and did I tell you? I've got a little peanut crop in my rose bed. The squirrels buried peanuts back there, and they sprouted. I left the plants alone to see what would happen, and finally pulled one up yesterday - there was a double handful of peanuts on that one plant! They're good, too, I've been eating them. Now I don't know whether to gather the rest, or leave them and see if the little furry farmers will harvest them. I'm thinking that I'll leave them. Should be a good show.

Well, I'm off to try to clean this house up a bit. Looks like a rummage sale. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24788: HEY TO THE PORCH!

Hope you all are having a Mayberry kinda day! Went to the polls early this don't ask me how I voted, cause that's my business, Mister!

Hey'd you vote?! :-)

Hey to all...prayers for ALL (we all need them!). Hope things turn out well today...we need all the help we can get!


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24789:

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24790: It's just not my day...

Sorry for the all bold...I think I fixed it...

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24791: arrghhh!

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24792: Better...sorry again but still...



November 02, 2004 - Msg 24793: I think I was just holding my mouth wrong...


Hey SPOT, how you doin 'bo? Getting that limp all worked out?


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24794: Well, now I guess I can complain. I went in right after I dropped the Kai off at school this morning, since City Hall is right across the alley from her school. I won't tell you who I voted for but I think you can guess!:) That's right! I did a write-in vote for Andy Taylor.;)

...Just kidding.
But as Pipeman said, it would be nice if this world would act more Mayberry-ish!

Prayers for your kids, Boo. I hope they don't get it, and neither do any others.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24795: I did my civic duty! I found no lines or any difficulty whatsoever. I hope voting goes so smoothly for everyone else here. Now I guess all we can do is sit and wait...!

Around here, many of the schools are closed today. Most of the polling happens in the schools where I live, and I find it curious that the schools are closed. They have never done that before, so I wondered, is there a concern about the safety of the students while voting goes on? Anybody else have schools closed where they live?

Looking forward to the TAGS DVD! I may have to ask for it for Christmas, though, so you all just go on ahead and start watching it anyway, I will catch up on it later!!

Have a great Mayberry Day while you vote!

Mary "W"iggins

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24796: Mary - I just loved what you did to your name!


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24797: yep, now all we can do is sit and rock. i hope we don't have to wait until christmas, it's drizzling rain and cold here, ah- choo. goober i did what alyce did except i prayed before i went in cause it's hard to do your homework with your eyes closed. ha. hey to sterling, mdc, and mary wiggins. they wouldn't let me smoke mt pipe in the booth even though they loved the smell. what an outrage. next thing you know they won't let me park the brown truck in the street. pipeman

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24798: AFternoon everyone..
Hope everyone is Woting today :-)

Is anyone following the Scott Peterson case? He is such a grotesque (sp) man.

I told my husband about the DVD..he just rolls his eyes..he and my daddy think I am NUTS... "She's a NUT" (funny, cause my last name is Bass)

I was thinking of maybe changing to a Mayberry name..was their an Alyce..or Alice on the show??


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24799: The lady on Court TV just commented on Peterson's attorney..she said he seemed like "Andy of Mayberry-ish"...whatever...
If Andy was there, he'd be the prosecutor and nail the sick man!

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24800: Just go with Alyce T. Bass

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24801: Thanks for the prayers for the far so good. They were not exposed for long, maybe only minutes so I am hoping for the best.

Also thanks for your prayers for my family. My dad seems to be doing better..less depressed. I took my little weinie dog over to my parent's house to keep them company and I can tell it has really helped Dad. I am having a problem with her, though because my dad has a gopher in his backyard and the dog is doing a good job of digging up the yard because of it. Any ideas about how to keep a dog from digging? We tried pepper. She is just unstoppable! She can be sitting inside the house and she will hear or smell a gopher and throw herself against the glass door and howl till we let her out and she is never happier than when she is chasing a gopher.

The weather sure is nice here today (in the 60's). Finally! I am making dinner at mom's tonight and we are all going over to watch the election returns. Ya'll are all welcome to join us. I made a big pot of chicken and dumplings, we have some left-over briskett and beans and cornbread, coleslaw, apple pie and my sister's famous chocolate chip cheesecake! Mmmmm


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24802: Hey, Boo! I'll be right over. Can I bring the Plum? She won't help your weinie dog chase the gopher (I don't think she'd have a clue how to dig a hole), but she'd keep your dad company. She adores men, you know.

Well, guess I'll scare up something to eat, and take another pill to try to get rid of this headache I've had all day. It just won't budge. Happy election-watching, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24803: Sounds good Boo.

Pizza here tonight..Digourno..that is some good pizza, I think.

Check in later..

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24804: ALYCE.. I think on mayberry rfd sam had a house keeper named Alyce later in the show
Im strutting ,I voted now we wait for the results

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24805: Alyce, the only Alice I can think of was in the "Goober Takes a Car apart" ep.
Goober: (on the phone) "Hello? Oh, howdy. Oh, I'd like to but I can't, I'm gona be helping the sheriff. It's an easy job, why don't you do it yourself? Just take the head off, clean out the intake ports and valve springs. Drain the crank case & fill it full of 40 weight. Aint nothin' to it. Ok. Goodbye Alice!"
Andy: "Alice?"
Goober: "Yeah, sweet little old woman, I think she's a Quaker."

Well, I examined hanging chads all day long at the election office, then I stopped on the way home and voted! Now, like MD said, just waiting for the results.
- Hazel

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24806: I checked episode guides on anyone named Alice on TAGS and only came up with Alice Harper - "Andy's Old Girlfriend" and Mary Alice Carter - "Opie's First Love".

I "W"oted!! Glad that's done - now it's hurry up and wait. ; )

Glad to hear things are okay with your young'un's and your folks. No advice for the diggin' dog, though.

Hope you lose your headache soon, Ro.

In the lower 50's today - and we had rain again this morning - more tomorrow. We're finally reading normal on the annual tally of rain, though, so that's good.


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24807: Good remembering Hazel - I had forgotten about Goodber's exchange on the phone with Alice. : )


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24808: Oops - make that Goober!


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24809: ALYCE .. I checked the imdb and it shows that mayberry rfd did have an actress named Alice Ghostly that played Sams housekeeper in 1970 and 1971 ,her first episode was called "The New Housekeeper" sounds familiar dosent it .so you do have a mayberry name, and I vote that you keep it
mayberry deputy

November 02, 2004 - Msg 24810: Hazel..and the others.. So funny about the Alice thing and the episode Gomer Takes a Car apart..because..i was born and raised QUAKER!! Too funny..Baptist now, but will always have the Quaker background.

I am getting antsy now over this election..I hope I can sleep tonight.


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24811: Yea..Bush just won NC


November 02, 2004 - Msg 24812: I'm a VA girl, and it is close here tonight..

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24813: I got home after 10 p.m central time from working our polls today. Our little precinct had 222 voters of 288 registered. I'd say that's a pretty good turn out. We ran out of ballots three times and at one point even had 5 or 6 people waiting until people from the county seat could arrive with more. Take care. Sleep well.
Charlotte Wucker

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24814: Oops, that was supposed to be Tucker ; )

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24815: You're not the only one, Alyce. I think this election is fraying everyone's nerves. I hope Bush wins Wisconsin, among others of course. It is pretty close here right now.

Ah well, it's 11:30 and I think I will try to sleep. Let the newspeople stay up and await the outcome. That is their job!
Just remember, people, that even if your guy doesn't win, the sun will still shine tomorrow.
...Unless it is rainy, ...And overcast, ...With lightning and dark storm clouds, ...Possible tornadic activity.
There. Feel better? ;)

Have a peaceful night and tomorrow everyone!
-Sterling Holobyte

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24816: I meant for you to have a peaceful tomorrow too. The way I put it up there doesn't sound right. How about,
Have a peaceful TOnight AND tomorrow everyone.
Well, I guess that's a little better.
-Sterling Holobyte

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24817:
Good Morning Gang

It's 1:08 am and it looks like it's morning in America again. W is at a projected 269 electoral votes. Thank God.


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24818: Good morning - living next to the Buckeye state - we always called them "worthless nuts" - if George W wins - Ohio may not be so worthless after all.


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24819: Pipeman - we won't even talk about Illinois!! hm

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24820: homemaker= i agree we'll wait for a year before we talk about illinois. by then we will know ifthe draft is reinstated, the joblessrate is higher, the economy way health care and the state of social security and education. the president had a majority in house and senate and now overwhelming so whatever happens the democrats can't blame them. i'm an independant . sorry i got on my soap box. no offense meant. i love each of you and ready to moving on back to mayberry things. how about everyone else. pipeman

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24821: Whew. It was close but it looks like a Dudya win.
Now has anyone heard how the Pike-Stoner contest went?


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24822: I am more interested if Howard won his seat again on town council?

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24823: Ha, that's funny! I guess someone (msg. 24822) is tired of all this election hoopla.

Hey, its downright chilly here in South Texas. Hey, Ro, how long does it take you to drive to Amarillo? You should hop in your car and go see some snow...maybe make a snowman!

Gotta go get ready for the busy day ahead...


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24824:
Morning Folks,

This is one Yankee who wants to send out a great big THANK-YOU to the SOUTHERN (and Midwestern) end of the porch. The Northeast and the left-coast has got to get their heads out of the sand.

How could you not vote for Howard? I mean the guy put "Old Sam" back for the good of the town. There are a lot of civic lessons to be learned in Mayberry.


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24825: Auh2o: You are very welcome!!


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24826: Hi, MDC here. Forgot to tell you all that i was workin' the polls yesterday. Whew!
Looks like Ed Sawyer's state of nevada did it!

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24827: Yeah!

possum under a rock

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24828: Pipeman, Hazel, I love ya both and the porch does too. We won't say nary a word to ya! I know you'd all do the same if it went the other way!
We're all in this whole moulage together.
Prayers continue for all ailing porchsters and their families, boo, etc.
Big race at PIR in Phoenix this weekend!
I'll be cookin the brats if ya'all want to come on over!

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24829: I ditto what MDC said to Pipeman and Hazel..

I do have to say that I am very excited and relieved on top of that too, at the results! I guess Goober will be having the W party tonight!
Whoo Hoo!


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24830: Whooohooooo!! --Romeena

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24831: Has anyone heard from Fun girl? I tried to email her and it came back. She hasn't posted for a long time either, has she? Anybody know anything?? APB.
Charlotte Tucker

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24832: APB FOR FUNGIRL !!!

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24833: Ellie wins! Ellie wins!

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24834: Chad wins!

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24835: Let the HEALING begin...

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24836: Hey pipeman, I was waitin' for ya at the remshaw house. Did you show?
I hope to be at PIR this weekend cookin' brats, dogs and burgers, all the fixin's included. We could have a post-election "let's be friends" party and watch a good race at the same time.
Whaddaya think?
Andy: Its probably just the lighting"

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24837: If any of the fine folks who visit this Porch have ever visited Mt. Airy, I invite you to write to the following people regarding the ending of the operation of the Visitors Center there.

Mayor (Mayor Jack Loftis, P. O. Box 70, Mount Airy, NC 27030 or , the Mount Airy News c/o Phil Goble, Managing Editor or ; and David Beal, Secretary, Gilmer-Smith Foundation, 615 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030 or

Thank you,
jennie boone

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24838: jb - did they say why they are closing it?

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24839: JB..that is the blue two story house isnt it..with all the memerobilla and they also show a video??

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24840: TVLand is on those color episodes again. I think I'm gonna have me a black and white TAGS marathon of my own tonight.

You all wouldn't believe the supremely gorgeous weather we are having. I must say it was worth the wait. Cool with sunshine and low humidity...such a treat for us here. It finally feels like fall....hope it lasts for awhile.

I thought Kerry's concession speech was nice. I hope the democrats and Republicans will find a way to work together now. We sure need to pull together in this country, now more than ever. I was happy so see that American's took an overwhelming stand for the sanct-ty of marriage (one man and one woman). Maybe there is hope for this nation afterall...I know I am feeling more hopeful today. I am feeling kind of sad for those families out there with sons old enough to fight, though. I kind of feel like this war we are in will last long enough to start the draft up again and that makes me sad. I know the candidates all said they wouldn't call for the draft but will anybody have a choice if this war continues for years? Hazel, is it you who has a son or two in the service? If so, do you feel like Bush is responsible for putting your boys in harm's way? Just wanting to hear your side of things....or anyone elses that wants to comment. I often wonder how I would feel if I had boys over there fighting.

Well, I better go wake up my napping three year old or she will be up half the night. I'm telling you, this child challenges me at every turn! I don't know what to do half the time. I am trying to hold my ground and not let her get the best of me but I keep thinking that sooner or later she will figure out that I'm not going to let her win! I am pretty tough, really and don't let her get away with alot but she never stops trying and boy, can she whine. Its like every morning she wakes up looking like an angel with messy hair and I just love her so much and have to hug and kiss on her for awhile and then by the end of the day I am mad at her and wanting to shut her in her room and walk away. Maybe I just need to spend some time to myself. I have had alot of stress lately...maybe its time for her to go to Grandma's house for a day or two....where's the phone...?


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24841:

pipeman, When I first found this site it was your posts that intrigued me the most. I felt the connection from what you were writing to what I've imagined Mayberry to be. I am not a Republican or a Democrat, never have been. But, I am a political junky. I can remember watching the Watergate hearings when I was just a kid and bang, I was hooked. I guess the only reason I am saying this is because if I offended you or anyone else I am sorry. I just love this stuff. The whole process. I will try to curb my enthusiasm. As for John Kerry, I thought his concession speech was fantastic. The country really needed that.

I think I'm gonna go me grab soda.


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24842: Yes, it is the historic blue house on Main Street. They are the nicest group of people that anyone could ask to represent a town. As of November 2005, it will no longer be a visitor's center. The Andy Griffith items and other exhibits will remain there for the time being. In the many, many times I've visited Mt. Airy, that is always the first place I stop. If a town needs to make a good first impression, the Mt. Airy VC is the example to be followed. Thank you for your support of this wonderful place.
jennie boone

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24843: Where is everybody tonight? I was thinkin' about going down to the drug store for an RC, its such a nice Autumn evening and all. Thought a stroll down main street might be good, maybe stop in at the diner later for some apple pie and chit-chat...maybe talk politics. How about a bonfire at Myer's lake this weekend? We haven't done that in awhile.

Now I guess its time to turn our focus to the upcoming holidays. Anybody know what they will be doing for Thanksgiving, yet? I will be fixing dinner at my parent's house this year. I really want to make it special for them because they could use the extra attention. Think I might even get out Grandma's china. We will have the usual turkey and cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, fresh green beans, rolls and dessert. Probably pumpkin and pecan pie or my favorite Blueberry Banana Creamcheese Pie. Sound good? Maybe even a chocolate meringue.

Ro, Dad went to the cardiologist yesterday and it looks like he might be Dig toxic because of the renal insufficiency. Doc did an ECG and took him off the Lanoxin. I am hoping this was what was making him feel so weak, poor thing. He is nervous because the dr told him he would have to have a pacemaker if stopping the Lanoxin doesn't work. I feel like it will, though. Anyway, better a pacemaker than feeling like caca all the time, right?

I better go get a bubble bath ready for my little girl. Hey, that's another memory....I remember what it felt like to come in from the cold in the evening to a warm bath when I was a kid, then clean, warm pj's, then something good on TV (like TAGS or The Waltons). Those were the good old days!


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24844: Please pardon the "caca", for those with sensitive ears...

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24845: Boo, it's Ellen Brown that has a son (or 2) in the service.
- Hazel

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24846: Evening everyone:
Boo: wait up..I'll walk with you..maybe we can catch a movie too!
I know all about what you are talking with your little girl. Mine is so mouthy that sometimes I am scared I am going to go to jail. I love her to death and she is so beautiful and really is a sweet girl....oh but that mouth!! She's growny.

JB: Well I am sorry to hear that about the VC. That is the first place I stopped too, when we visited in July. Very interesting and helpful. Nice people too, as you said.

Yes, I agree, I thought Kerry's speech was a nice one. I am so thankful that he didnt drag it out either..not the speech, but the returns on the election. It was such a nightmare 4 years ago.

We also have to remember that it isnt just 'boys' over in Iraq..we've got some pretty tough women over there too that we need to remember.


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24847: Why boo, you mean the windows aint foggin' up with sweat! I knew ther'd be better days ahead.
Hang in there with babygirl. Ever read Dr Dobson's book, The Strong Willed Child.? It is very good and helpful.
Your Thanksgiving plans sound wonderful!
I loved that after bath feeling too in the wintertime. We'd wear those tight fitting Munsingwear pj's and be like little peas in a pod!
Oops, that isnt Thelma Lou walking into the movie house with Gomer is it?
Yes, Alyce, and "older" folk too. My 50 year old Marine brother was there for ahile too.
Prayers continue for you , all the troops, prez, etc.
There are a few good color eps, but I am sure anticipating the first season DVD.
I want to see EPILOGUES again!!
Nice evenin' to all.
Mr Darlin's Cuz


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24848: That's right, Hazel. I don't know why I thought you had the sons in the probably aren't even old enough. Speaking of Ellen Brown, I sure would like to hear from her again, and fun girl, too.

So true, Alyce. I don't know why I didn't think about the women over in Iraq. They especially need our prayers that they avoid capture. We have brave people of all ages over there right now, don't we?

Nope MDC, the windows are not sweating today...but who knows about next week? Right now the windows are open and I am wearing my soft WINTER robe (fleece). What a nice change! I bought it at Ross today for 18.99 (regular 50.00). Pretty good bargain, I thought. It sure is soft and comfy (a nice baby blue color with a flower embroidered on the lapel). Who cares, right?

Hey let's talk about out favorite movies again or our favorite actors/actresses. I'll go first...I loved that old movie called, The Egg and I with Fred Macmurray and Claudette Colbert, and probably my very favorite old classic actor is Glen Ford. Also love Clint Eastwood. As for present day actors...that's harder. I like Mel Gibson alot. How about the rest of ya? I don't have a favorite actress, I guess.


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24849: Yes, MDC, I read The Strong Willed Child a long time ago but I guess its time to dust it off and read it again!


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24850: I have The Strong Willed Child too (the book and the child). I didnt read much of it, actually it is my mom's (guess she had to buy that with me,, it was for my brother) I skimmed through it though, I probably need to get it out again too.
My child thinks she is the class clown. She embarrassed me tonight at church..she raised her hand tonight to pray..when her turn came, she rambled her blessing really fast, I spoke to her, then while then next little boy was praying,she stretched out in her chair and proceeded to act like she was sleeping and started snoring. I was so upset with her. I took her out and had a good talk with her. What do you do for those little "class clowns"?

Boo: you mentioned Thanksgiving..My sister is having it at her new house this year...I'm waiting for her to call and tell me what to bring. It will be a while before I do it I'm to get in my house good and get my kids a bit older. I love Christmas so much though. I did have that here a couple of years ago.

I dont know who my favs are as far as Hollywood. I love Grease, Dirty Dancing...I like musicals. I love Steel Magnolias too. The last movie I saw in the theater was The Notebook.. AWESOME!! I had read the book last is a good book and movie.

Good deal on the robe Boo.
Hubby and I are going shopping tomorrow night for our baby girl's b-day. I cant believe she is already 1.

Yall have a good night, think am going to do more laundry (since it is scattered across my bed) and then get in the bed and SLEEP!


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24851: oh my..I was chatty!

November 03, 2004 - Msg 24852: Hey guys. Checkin' in. I have a story to tell later when I have time.

be good


November 03, 2004 - Msg 24853: A Big Hey to the Porch! FRANKIE FLINT

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24854: Boo and MDC, you spoke of the colored eps. There are some good ones, if you just give 'em a chance. I was just checking the schedule, and Friday on TV Land is "Battle of Mayberry". That's a good one, lots of good "Floyd" lines. Then "The Lodge" is on Monday the 8th. That's the one where Goober blackballs Howard out of the lodge. "Barbershop Quartet" is another favorite of mine, it's on Tuesday. More good Floyd lines. What are we going to do Andy? What are we going to do? I think I like that one because I have always loved listening to Barbershop Quartets. "The Ballgame" is on Wednesday. The one where Andy has to ump Opies baseball game. Good family lessons in that one. I love Aunt Bees line after Opie loses the game. "I had planned a victory celebration." That's one of my favorite lines, and I have used it myself for years. (I even used it tuesday night... haha). One of my all-time favorite colored eps is on November 19th. "Otis the Deputy". Otis and Howard have to rescue Andy. Otis and Howard are so funny together.
Everybody have a great day, and act like somebody!
- Hazel

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24855: Good Morning porchsters!

Its a raining here today...all day..too bad..they were working so hard laying brick for my foundation yesterday. Guess they'll be back tomorrow.

Taking my oldest to a Little Princess Art class this morning. Should be lots of fun. Then she's off to her grandma's till late tonight..We have to go shopping.

Hope everyone has a fun filled day planned. We actually arent going shopping until late this afternoon..bummer for me.


November 04, 2004 - Msg 24856: Good Morning -
Our thanksgiving will be spent at home. I usually fix a ham with all the trimmings. The boys help me - they like being "chefs" for the day. We usually get our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. We go out and chop down the perfect one. The last few years they have topped 8-9 feet. Good thing I have cathedral ceilings. Then the day after Christmas is comes down and it is usually needing too with needles scattering everywhere.
I can't wait to watch the Thnksgiving episode of the Waltons and the Christmas episode with Ben Weaver of TAGS.

As far as the elections - I am happy that my candidate won and I am not going to apoligize for that. I am pleased with the way John Kerry handled his defeat - that showed that he had some grace. That's what makes us the nation we are that we can be different, have different opinions and that we have men and women willing to sacrifice for those freedoms and that other countries should have those rights as well.

Please remember our service men and women this holiday season with a card or a letter. Once again -


November 04, 2004 - Msg 24857: good chilly morning from the pipeman porch. mdc= i was there at the remshaw house at the party. it was pitifull in the turn out, just pitifull, i guess we will have to get spot back on his feet in order to have a great party. prayers for everyone. got a busy next few days, our vfw (veterans of foreign wars) has it's 100 year celebration this saturaday, and i'm helping set up too. the descendants will hve a few there. both brothers the post was named for were brothers and both killed 48 hours apart. christmas shopping time. 57 days left in the year. i'm easy to shop for a new pipe, andy stuff, or model railroading stuff. as you can see i hate to be pushy so i offer 3 choices. ha, ha. prayers for all. pipeman

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24858: Homemaker: Your Christmas trees sound beautiful! Doesnt it get awfully dry by Christmas though, if you get it the weekend after Thanksgiving? Well, maybe not..the last time we had a live tree we got it the first weekend in did fine..except for sap everywhere...I never had another live one again. I want a HUGE tree in my new house. Our ceilings will be 9 feet, so I want one that is at least 8 feet...or 7 and stack it up. I love the holidays!


November 04, 2004 - Msg 24859: Thanks to those who asked after me. It's me fun girl. HELLO DOLL! Been pretty busy. I just graduated on Friday from my Unit Secretary class and came through with flying colors. Made 100% on everything but the final exam and I got 97% on that. I have already had a job interview and turned applications in at several other places. The instructor wrote a glowing letter of reccomendation for me. So, I am hopeful that soon I will be gainfully employed. If not in a hospital then maybe as a brine tester. LOL

Things here have been busy. Homemaker, I have once again taken Kyle out of Special Services. He is making great grades and it takes a world of worry off his mind just knowing that he won't have to deal with that instructor for the hearing impaired. She was supposed to be on a cousultation basis only, but she kept threatening him that she was gonna come and sit in the room with him. If he needs help next year, he will be in High School and will not have to deal with this woman at all. But for now, he is doing very well. He has several teachers who he seems really impressed with and he really enjoys learning in their classes. Wrestling season starts this month and he has already signed up for that. fungi and I are looking forward to going to wrestling meets once again.

I have one of those trees that has the fiber optic lights so you don't have to do much decorating. As a matter of fact, that may be my project for this weekend. I try to get r done early and take time to enjoy the season. What better reason to celebrate than the birth of a savior?

My favorite movie is To Kill A Mockingbird....there I said it and I ain't taking in back. I have not read the book in quite a while, I need to pull it out and give it a read again. Maybe Kyle and I will start reading it this weekend.

Well friends, I need to run for now. Hugs to all.
And BDJ if you're out there, I'll take a jug of squeezins for Thanksgiving.

fun girl

Oh, just ordered my first season of TAGS on DVD. Can't wait!

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24860: ALyce - you should see me watering that thing! It is always full! That's a must with a live tree. We also have wood heat which dries out the tree faster too. But nothing smells like a nice live/dead tree!


Pipeman - the VFW celebration sounds great. I am a member of the auxilary here.

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24861: How neat that you cut down your own tree, HM! I wish I could do that. There are about three pine trees in all of South Texas (well I am exagerrating just a bit). I always buy a live tree, though. The problem is they always dry out on me. I do what everybody says and trim some off the bottom before putting it in the tree stand but it just seems they don't soak up the water. When I go to water them there is lots of water still in the stand...I don't get it. Anyway, you just can't beat the smell of a real tree. The needles are a mess, though! This year we will use the artificial one because we will be at my parent's by then and Dad's allergic to pines. Do any of you remember when you were kids how everyone had real trees and after Christmas they would put them out on the curb for the trash man? Did any of you used to gather up the neighbor's trees and make tree forts? Great fun!

You know Hazel, I did enjoy the color ep last night about Howard and his mother. Boy, talk about needing to cut the apron strings! Are there really women out there like that?

Hey Fun Girl! Glad to see ya again. Sounds like you have been real busy. Congrats on finishing Unit Sec class with flying colors and so glad to hear that Kyle is doing so well! Please don't stay away so long, ya hear? I love To Kill A Mockingbird, too. I stayed up late last night because I got hooked on a movie on TBS called Angel Eyes. Has anyone seen it? It had Jennifer Lopez (I think that's her name-used to married to Ben Afleck?) and Jim Caviezel (the actor who played Jesus in The Passion). I was surprised at what a good movie it was..just a few words I didn't like but no pre-marital s-x or anything and a good message. It was a very sweet love story and very emotional. After seeing Jim C in it, it is easy to see why Mel Gibson would want him to play the part of Jesus.

Dixie!! Don't leave us hanging like that....what's the story?

Alyce, boy do I know what its like to be embarrassed in church! Haha..having a child with Tourette Syndrome can sure do it. I am getting to where things don't bother me much anymore. I just send Sean out to wait in the fellowship hall...poor kid. Sometimes when he's in church he makes these loud noises with his mouth that sound like someone passing gas! That's real fun during the sermon. I'm not sure what you do with a little one who wants to be funny in church but sounds like you did the right thing by taking her out and talking to her. Maybe that's all it will take.

Gotta go get ready to take Sean to the allergy dr....another doctor (groan). Thank God for them, right?


November 04, 2004 - Msg 24862: Good Afternoon Porch!

I hope everyone is doing well. Boo, it sounds like you have the nice weather now! Around my porch it has been mostly rainy and grey for a few days, as well as quite cool. I am beginning to think I will see a few snow flakes soon!!

I like to go and cut down a tree for the Holiday. We have been doing that for years. It does make it a mess though, as the season draws to a close. I like to keep my tree up through New Year's Day, especially since we have one last bash for the Holidays on my daughter's birthday. (New Year's Day of course!)

I remember as a child my father would make an ice pond in our back yard. He would shovel the snow around the back of our yard to create a border to hold the water in. Then just fill it up with water and let it freeze! One year we collected many of our neighbor's leftover Christmas trees and stood them up in the snow border around the yard. Then my father sprayed them all with the water from the hose and they crystallized with ice all around the yard. It was so beautiful, I will never forget that!

It is so good to hear from fun girl! Great news about passing your test. I hope you find the perfect job! I have a friend who has twin boys who are in high school now. They also wrestle, and I have to tell you, it is very hard for me to watch that sport! I am always afraid they are going to break or dislocate something!

I have to say, when it comes to movies, I pretty much only watch the old black and whites. There were some awesome movies made in the 30's 40's and 50's. I would have to put on my thinking cap to come up with some favorites, however. Cary Grant in My Favorite Wife was a funny one. Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, Betty Davis, and Greer Garson are some of my favorite actors.

Well, guess I better get something done, I have been dragging for two days since the election! (I shouldn't have stayed up so late!)

Mayberry wishes from:
Mary Wiggins

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24863: Afternoon everyone!

The Little Princess Art class went well. My daughter really liked it.

We got married in December (11th) we had a live Christmas tree that first year..we put it up the weekend before we got married. I put all our wedding gifts, guest book, albums underneath it. When we got back from our honeymoon there was sap everywhere! It was all on my nice guest book and photo album. I was quite I said then,that I would never have another..I just burn a Balsm Fir yankee candle..or Mistletoe scented.
I also have one of those prelit trees..that is the 4 foot one I use in my daughter's room.
We'll probably end up using three trees in the new house...oh I cant wait till next Christmas..the first holiday in my new house!

Boo: Hope the appointment went well for Sean today. I am hoping that talk I gave Cameryn helped/worked too. I think you can put an aspirin in the water for the Christmas trees, or the pot that the tree is in. I am thinking it was something like that.

Fungirl: Hello..I dont think we have officially met..I am Alyce from VA.

Hey Mary W. I have been dragging too..but I havent stayed up much past 11pm. I am thinking of taking a nap now.


November 04, 2004 - Msg 24864: Sorry Boo. I didn't mean to leave you hanging.

The story is this. There's this guy in my Methods classes who I am not the least but attracted to but who has decided that he likes me. He's one of those people who are too smart for their own good. Any way it has become the class joke b/c he is so forward about it. I do not encourage him in the least but it keeps on coming. We were tapping our mini lessons in class one day and I went to move out of the way of the camera and he saya "That's okay. You look good today." I was so embarassed. Then he said that He wanted to make me laugh in every class b/c it "lightened the room." Again.... 50 shades of red. Then in Tuesday's class two of my friends mentioned that Jonathan was staring at me. and to top it off after I fininshed my Micro-teach that day he comes over in front of the class and gives me a hug..... Everyone saw. It was so embarassing that it was hilarious. I just stared a moment, stunned that he would be so bold (bear in mind that I am VERY old fashioned). My face got so hot. I didn't know what to do. Everyone about died. He's bothersome but a nice enough guy so I don't want to hurt his feelings. SIGH..... It's never the ones you want to like you who like you huh? Now I dread every day that I have to go to school.

Any way.... that was it... a little funny, a little akward... That's life!

Please continue the prayers for me and the guty down south that I'm confused over.

I gotta go work on school stuff now :)

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November 04, 2004 - Msg 24865: Boo, wow, you used to build tree forts too?
In our area we had alleys, so we'd ride our bikes up and down the alleys and drag them home.
So much fun, but my folks wernt real thrilled with the whole thing! haha
Favorite movies... hmmmm with the Holidyas approaching, I have to go with "It's a Wonderful Life." On the other end of the spectrum, there is an old Hitchc-ck movie (the only one of his that I liked, excet maybe Rear Window) and that is "North by Northwest." BTW it has "John Majors" in it during the auction scene.
Other greats for me are Ben Hur, The Great Escape, The Hunt for red October, and The Passion!
Yes, TKAMockingbird is great too.
SPOT!!! How ya doin'?
Hope all a well on the porch today.
MD, ya comin' out to Phoenix for the race?
Great food and great weather!

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24866: "A Christmas Story"'ll shoot your eye out kid.

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24867: i love a nice full porch. don't get tpo answer everyone at once but your all loved. asa= as for the stoner- pike election they lost to pipeman. dixie does he have a beard like goober did when he turned smat? if so ask him to shave. at least get him to do all your chores before your let his burble burst. yes, i meant burble. ha. homemaker= womens auxillary doesn't get the recognition for all they do, i thunk. yes let's pray for the men and women overseas. auh20= thank you for the kind words. maybe we can reinstate goldwater idea's for you. at least rumor has it that w is considering replacing powell, rumsfield, ashcroft and possibly condy rice that would sure raise my confidence level. mdc= you got good weather and good food? to arizonia or bust. mary wiggins= i agree you can't beat the old movies. i liked clint eastwood in heartbreak ridge. it showed at the end what society does with their elderly when the corps didn't need him. by golly i won't go quietly.ha. we were soldiers was good in how a new unit got set up. christmas movie= the original scrooge, the gringe.charlie brown christmas and all of them really. as the new mayor i degree only mayberry shows, especially christmas show and all hap0py christmas and thanksgiving shows until dec 31. one of my daughters can do a duet with barney at the christmas pagent. pipeman

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24868: PIPEMAN... Charlie Brown Christmas is a great program ,love watching it every year .The Christmas Story is my favorite TAGS episode lots of them are close seconds
MDC .. dont guess Ill be going all the way to Phoenix for the race stay on my couch here in N.C. and watch it on the TV

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24869: Pipeman, as new mayor of Mayberry, can you get us rootbeer in all the drinking fountains at school? teehee
Flight of the Phoenix and Firecreek also two great movies with Jimmy Stewart.
I also liked Key Largo with Humphery Bogart.
Who was it last year that got their Christmas lights up and on before thanksgiving. Someone on the porch, maybe someone not around lately.
Was watching the color ep "the Foster Lady" where aunt bea tries to do commericals for Fosters polish, and , I'll be darned, ole malcom Tucker was Mr Foster. But i guess they really did recycle those character actors quite a bit, especially that one guy who often played the heavy.
Hope you all have a great Mayberry, new mayor pipeman, kind of evening!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24870: must be talking about Alan Melvin ,he played in 8 episode and was a bad guy in 6 of them ,a recruiting sgt. in one episode and a house detective in one episode.
I liked the Jimmy Stewart westerns but was a big fan of John Wayne and Eastwood made some good westerns as well .The Pickle episode is on now ,I love this episode

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24871: Rear Window is one of my favorite movies, and also another one with Jimmy Stewart, I think it's called "The Man who knew too Much". With Doris Day. Also an old Robert Mitchem movie called "The night of the Hunter".
- Hazel

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24872: Who said Christmas Story? I love that movie.
Hi Hazel.:)


November 04, 2004 - Msg 24873:
Has anyone seen "ROPE" the Hitchc-ck movie with Jimmy Stewart. I can remember back sometime in the mid '80's they released "Rope" "Vertigo" and "Rear Window." At least I think that was the 3 Hitchc-ck movies. I've seen them all so many times I can't remember which ones I saw in the Theaters. I love his movies. I haven't seen the Passion but those movies MDC mentioned are all great ones.


November 04, 2004 - Msg 24874: Asa, A Christmas Story will always RULE! One of my all-time favorites. I am looking forward to seeing The Polar Express when it comes out.

I think I told ya'll that I recently saw the old movie, "Ransom" with Glenn Ford for the first time. I thought it was an amazing movie.

Did anyone catch any of the Clark Gable (what a hunk) and Jean Harlowe movies that were on Turner Classics yesterday? I didn't realize that Harlowe had died of uremic poisoning in her twenties. They showed her last picture last night called "Saratoga" and they said she died months after it was made. You could tell in the film that something was wrong with her. She looked sick. So sad. Seems like alot of Hollywood starts died young. Didn't Clark Gable die in a plane crash?

Thanks for asking about Sean's appointment, Alyce. It seems he may be allergic to peanuts and the allergy doc says (in his own words) I should be paranoid about it because the next time he eats a peanut he might go into anaphylactic shock. He wants to do some blood tests and he gave me a prescription for an EpiPen to inject him with epinepherine if he has a reaction. Oh well...just another day in the life of a middle-aged housewife. According to the doc, peanut allergies are one of the most severe food allergies and I need to really watch it because there are sometimes hidden peanuts in certain kinds of foods (like Chinese) or in pastries. He said I have to keep the EpiPen with Sean at all times and should get a medic-alert necklace for Sean. I am beginning to wonder if he is over-reacting. I guess not. I know how serious anaphylaxis can be (deadly). I don't worry, though. My motto is, 'Do what you can, be smart, and leave the rest to God'.

Dixie, I know how uncomfortable that is to be pursued by someone you aren't interested in and I must say it was such a relief when I got married and didn't have to deal with that anymore. When I was about your age, the pastor of the church I attended had a son who was interested in me and there was just no way I was interested in him. He was several years older than me and was just plain strange. One day someone in the church told me that he was telling folks that we were, lets just say intimate, and I was so furious because we didn't even date. I had never so much as held his hand. I had to confront him about it and it was a very hard thing for me to do. He left me alone after that, though. I know you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but why not be very kindly honest with him? But be sure...he sounds like kind of a nice guy. Are you sure he couldn't grow on you???

Better go to bed...I'm weary!


November 04, 2004 - Msg 24875: wow, talk about writing a novel. Sorry folks!