November 04, 2004 - Msg 24876: Evenin', everyone! Nope, Boo, Clark Gable didn't die in a plane crash. He died of a heart attack, shortly after completing the movie "The Misfits" with Marilyn Monroe, in 1960. You may be remembering that the love of his life, Carole Lombard, died in a plane crash. He was married to Kay Spreckles at the time of his death, and shortly after he died, she gave birth to his son. I always really liked Clark Gable, and he will always be Rhett Butler in my mind. No one, absolutely no one, could ever play Rhett as he did. Rather like no one else could ever play the King in "The King and I" like Yul Brynner played him. Brynner WAS the king!

One of my all-time favorite movies, along with TKAM, was "Arsenic and Old Lace" with Cary Grant. From the sublime to the ridiculous, I know, but that was just such a good movie. Cary Grant was a wonderful actor, and an outstanding comic as well. His facial expressions in AAOL were hilarious!

The doctor postponed my stress test for two more weeks, says he wants me to improve a bit more, and then we'll do a thallium stress test, which is more intense than a regular stress test, and gives a lot more information. I'm for that. I do feel a bit better, though far from 100%, but am getting there.

Well, I wish everyone a peaceful night's rest, and bid you good night. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24877: Whooosh!! I swept the porch, and I didn't even get tired or short of breath! I guess I AM getting better. Nitey-nite! --Romeena

November 04, 2004 - Msg 24878: Good job sweeping Romeena!! I'm off to sleep...I hope all is well here on the porch and in everybody's lives.

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24879: Boo - there are two childfen in my son's school that are deathly allergic to peanuts - they have basically outlawed peanuts in the school building. TAke the allergy seriously. The one little girl can't even smell peanuts. That's my two cents.

It looks like my oldest will be having his tonsils out soon. Probably as soon as the ENT can fit us into his schedule. The poor boy has suffered with tonsilitis and infections since he was an infant. They wanted to make sure it was a chronic condition before they did anything. LOL


November 05, 2004 - Msg 24880: That was me, Asa.

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24881: nothing like starting the morning off with a clean porch. floyd good to see you on the porchy, we all enjoy your visitss. boo= marilyn monroe seemed to have that effect on men, ie; clark gable, personally i never saw what all the moulage was about her, i never cared for her. trivia time; just watched the picnic and noticed 2 interesting facts. 1. helen at the court house had short hair but at the picnic she had a long braided pony tail. 2. ernest t. bass played george the tv repairman who was going to fix helen's tv. anyone want ernest t. to fix their tv? i mean george,ha. pipeman

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24882: Hey pipeman,
I enjoy visiting. I wish I had more time to do so. Speaking of Ernest T....I'm in the process of doing some really neat updates to his web site for him. We're moving it to a new location right now but in the next few days we should be good to go with it. is the site but right now its the same as it was back in 2000. Check back by Monday and it should be good to go!!!

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24883: Good Morning!

Floyd: I am excited about that Ernest I need to visit it as it is now too. I loved him.

Boo: hate that your son is allergic to peanuts. That would be a terrible thing down here to have. You'll also have to watch out for things cooked in Peanut Oil too.

Well I am going to get some snacks made up for the men working out here then off to meet my Mama for lunch.

Have a Mayberry day..ya'll!


November 05, 2004 - Msg 24884: Wow, Boo! Sean is allergic to peanuts? That would about do me in, as I love the things. Did I tell you all that I have a little peanut crop to harvest? The squirrels planted a bunch in my rose bed, and I let them come up and grow, and now they're ready to pull up. I pulled one, and got about a cupful (unshelled) off that one plant. They're good, too! I may leave the rest for the little farmers and see what they do.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24885: Hey RO...good job on the sweep!

I LOVE Aresenic and Old of my all time favs!

Hope everyone is in line for a great Mayberry weekend! The wife and I are headed for a little B&B in South are away on a youth convention trip...Sammie the dog is getting groomed...the world is GOOD!

Have a good one!

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24886: Goober...sounds like you have a fun weekend planned! Can I come along? haha!

My husband and brother in law are making brunswick stew for our sunday school class tomorrow, so we are having a get together tomorrow night. I'll yard sale in the morning first though.
Oldest is spending the night at Nanny's tonight so it will be quite here.
And of course..will be waiting for Sunday nights Dallas special!


November 05, 2004 - Msg 24887: Floyd - no interlopers lately. Thanks for checkin' with us. Aren't ya kind!
MD- Yes, Alan Melvin. He also played Sgt. Carter's buddy in GP usmc, and some charaters on the Dick Van Dyke show!
WERE GETTIN' CLOSER to the TAGS release date! yippie!
MD - I'm trying to get a pit pass for this weekend thru a few contacts, would be cool! Will be doing some consessions.
pipeman - and declarations yet as new mayor?
Alyce- did you watch any of Falcon Crest?
Strange, but i also liked the Dukes of Hazzard!
Auh20- I kinda liked "the Birds" too, but NbyNW is my all time favorite drama, because, right from the get go, you are involved in the whole thing, and one relates to this "regular guy" getting caught up in the world of spies, and how he has to dodge police, as he gets more involved. etc.
Hope ya all have a great weekend.
Prayers for boo's family, and all on the porch.
Get to preachin Sunday.
APB for Sara, ellen, emmitt, bulbsnatcher, new neighbor, MPO, afd, MRS WILEY, briscoe and others!
Mr darlin's Cuz

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24888: MDC: no, I didnt watch Falcon Crest..watched some of Knot's Landing though...course that was a spin off from Dallas,so I was in the know on some of that I guess...but still..I was very young when those were on.


November 05, 2004 - Msg 24889: "Well I saved my pennies and I saved my dimes..
for TAGS first season, tho it aint no 409!"
with apologies to the Beach Boys.
MDC (I have cars on the brain this weekend)

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24890: this is a trouble check

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24891: I see Barn is doing those trouble checks again.
I'm gonna drive the brown truck at PIR this weekend. big briar on the hood!

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24892: MDC, I liked the Duke's, too! Hated it though when the regular guys didn't do that one season and they replaced them with two "different" cousins, who looked exactly like them.

Have a good time, Goober!
-Sterling Holobyte

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24893: MDC.. you lucky dog ,just being at the track would be great but if you get in the pits ,that would really be something ..good luck and have a good time

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24894: I always thought being "in the pits" was a bad thing. (teehee) --Romeena

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24895:
MDC, NbyNW is an excellent movie. Did you ever notice the big flub in that movie. When Cary Grant's character is being chased by the plane at one point he falls and when he gets back up he has a different suit on.

Arafat is "brain dead." Wow, first heartless and now this.


November 05, 2004 - Msg 24896: Auh2o - Yes, I have seen that, and no dust on it either!, and also, as he is waiting at that corner, the fencepost shadows change directions! But one of the biggest goofs, that few people see, and I only know about from an additional bit on a DVD, is that when the lady "shoots" him at Mt Rushmoore, a little boy in the background puts his fingers in his ears as she starts to pull out the gun! Too funny!
Ro- or as the saying goes, "If life is a bowl of cherries, why do I get all the pits!"
MD - nope, Spot is the REAL lucky dog of the porch, :) but I know what you mean, thanks.
Porch is kinda slow tonight, everyone asleep in their rockers, so i will too, gotta get up early!

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24897: Oh one more thing, are there any "bloggers" here?
AU do you blog? (web log)

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24898: hey, I have a question, What is Goober And Gomers Cousins Name The other one that made Deputy?

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24899: Warren..?

November 05, 2004 - Msg 24900: Hey MDC - thanks for asking after me. Been busy catching up on my sleep since election night - stayed up almost all night long.

I liked the Duke's, too. My favorite character on the show was Cooter.

My favorite Christmas movie is Holiday Inn. I'll have to see if the library has it. : )

Not sure who you're thinking of #24898 - both Goober and Gomer were deputized at one time or another but I don't think any other cousin of theirs was mentioned. Warren was Floyd's nephew.

Have a great weekend everyone!

November 06, 2004 - Msg 24901: AFD - I just love Holiday Inn and I love White Christmas. . .ahhh, memories of decorating the tree while those movies were on.


November 06, 2004 - Msg 24902: Hey Porch, It's been a long time since I posted, but was just reading where somebody put out an APB for me. Just wanted to let everyone know I'm still around. Don't forget to stop by our page at sounds page and get some wav files for your computer. I'm having a problem making any new wav files right now, but we got about 450 over there, and we got almost 1000 on file, so chances are we're gonna have what you want, or something real close. Everybody preorder their first season on DVD yet? Better get over to Weavers and support the club. The more who buy the DVD's, the better the chance they will make the whole 8 seasons on DVD. I don't know about you all, but I would give my eye teeth for THAT.


November 06, 2004 - Msg 24903: Good Afternoon Porch!

Boy oh boy, those people who like to mess up other's computers sure do get my blood to boiling! I just had to do an entire system recovery! I lost a lot of stuff, but I was able to download a lot of my files and my address book before we wiped every thing out. I guess this is truly back to the drawing board!

Romeena, I loved Arsenic and Old Lace, also. When I was a child my mother was active in community theater, and she played one of the elderly sisters from that movie. I always enjoy watching it. I love the movie Rope with Jimmy Stewart, too. I believe that was directed by Alfred H. Lots of good old movies, that's for sure. How about Philadelphia Story, with Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant? Another classic!

I better get moving, I just spent several hours with the help of my brother getting this computer up and running again, so maybe it's time I get on to something!!

Have a wonderful weekend all!
Mary Wiggins

(Great to see Emmett and Floyd posting here, along with all the other wonderful porchsters!)

November 06, 2004 - Msg 24904: Hi Porch Pal! Ro - hope your stress test comes out OK, I hate the dern things, but they are so important to have. Hey to Floyd and Emmett. MDC thanks for the APB, I'm AOK 10-4.Healing up slowly but surely. Will be glad to get off the wretched pain pills. I'll be pre-ordering my set of TAGS1 on DVD, just can't wait!

Have a good evening and see y'all at preachin' tomorrow.
~ Mrs. Wiley

November 06, 2004 - Msg 24905: Hey Emmett!
I know you've done this for me at least twice, but could you please tell me how it is that you transfer the WAVS to work on my computer? I'm not ept at this stuff ATALL!
huggy huggy!
jennie boone

November 06, 2004 - Msg 24906: Just last week I watched "Harvey" on Turner Classic Movies, I guess it was. I think that may well be one of my favorite Jimmy Stewart movies.

Wasn't there a line that went something like this..."please, have my card. If you call me, call me at this number. That's the new number, I am no longer at the old number." Like you'd have your old number and new number printed on a card anyway. I just love that movie.

fun girl

November 06, 2004 - Msg 24907:
pipeman you crack me up.... do my chores...Ha!

Boo sounds like you situation was worse than mine. And no, He's not the type to grow on me. His personality makes me very uncomfy. Sometimes I feel like he his following me.

Well, friends... news on the guy front. I need prayers. Two of my good friends work at Sonny's and they were talking to their district manager (everyone gets to be good friends there) and they said that "When he described what he wanted in a girl he described you to a 'T'." Well they asked me to go up there and meet him last night and I did. He's nice and nice looking too. I 'm supposed to go back up there monday when he'll have more time to visit with me. I don't know what to do... I'm attracted to him but I'm also attracted to that guy down south that I e-mail. I need prayers of guidance and I wouldn't mind having your opinions. After all I consider you guys good friends.

So... anyone else got something big going on? How's SPOT? I haven't talked to him in ages.

It's good to see all you guys here today! Some of you I haven't seen in awhile.

Hey ta' just everybody!

Oh! We went to the FSU homecoming game today. It was great! We beat Duke 29-7 I believe it was. We had so much fun. I love being "right der in it."

SMILE! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

November 06, 2004 - Msg 24908: hey everyone on the porch.....has anyone ever seen the courtship of eddies father with ron howard, shirley jones and glenn ford....ron is the age of a first grader and his father has been recently widowed....ron tries to fix up his dad with different women....but the one he likes the best is his moms best friend across the hall of their apt. i have never caught the end of the movie, does anyone know how it turns out....please let me know, ro, you probably have the, sara

November 06, 2004 - Msg 24909: Hi, all...No, Sara, I don't know how that movie turns out, but I'll bet I could guess.

I enjoyed "The Philadelphia Story" very much, Mary Wiggins, and I also liked the remake a lot (High Society), with Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Same story, different actors, and it had a completely different feeling to it. Hepburn's over-the-top portrayal of the spoiled, strong-willed, rather bratty Tracy Lord was different from Grace Kelley's impression. She played it more understated, still strong-willed but with a bit more restraint and sensitivity. Bing Crosby was good as Dexter, but no one could ever play that role like Cary Grant did. I've often wondered what it would have been like to have Grace Kelly and Cary Grant together. Of course, the age line wouldn't have been appropriate, but it would have been good, I'll bet.

Well, guess I'll run. I've had a craving for anything cranberry lately, so have some jello setting and will add chopped cranberries. Yum! Tart/sweet and so good.
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 06, 2004 - Msg 24910: OH Sara, I LOVE that movie. I thought it was hilarious! My husband and I still laugh about when little Ron Howard says, "Yes, my excellant strong man". It has been several years since I saw the movie and I don't remember details about the end but I am quite sure Glenn Ford and Shirley Jones end up together.

I'm pooped! My sister and I painted my mom's kitchen today (hadn't been painted in 13 years). We chose a nice buttery yellow with white trim. I think it looks swell. Now we just have two bedrooms and a bathroom to paint! whew..

Marry Wiggins, I really liked The Rope, too. I could watch it over and over. Does anyone remember what the name of the movie is that starred Kate Hepburn and Spencer Tracy played the part of a women working in an office and he was a computer expert or something. Ring a bell with anyone?

Well, I would like to chat longer but my little one wants me to hold her and its about time to put her to bed. Hope you all have a nice night!


November 06, 2004 - Msg 24911: What did I say?? No, Spencer Tracy DID NOT play the part of a woman working in an office, Katherine Hepburn did!


November 07, 2004 - Msg 24912: hello to floyd and emmitt. i watched the picnic yesterday and noticed 2 things. 1. helen had short hair in the court house and a long braided hair on the picnic. 2. ernest t. played george the tv repairman that came to pick helen's tv up. the man whispered, god speak to me' and a meadowlark sang. but the man did not hear. the man called out, god speak to me. and thunder rolled across the sky. but the man did not listen. the man spoke louder, god, let me see you." and a star shone brightly. but the man did not notice. then the man shouted, god, show me a miracle! and a life was born. but the man did not understand. so, the man cried out in despair, touch me god, let me know youare here" whereupon , god reached down and touched the man. but the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on... the moral of the story is;;; don't miss out on a blessing just because it isn't packaged the way you expected. have a great weekend. pipeman

November 07, 2004 - Msg 24913: god doesn't give us all we want, but surely all we need. and who needs more than a harvest that outlasts the winter, a good friend to share a cuppa tea, and a breath of thanks upon the lips? live simply.... simply live. as thanksgiving approaches i thought this was appropriate. saw a cartoon yesterday where a flock of turkey's were on there knees praying. lord give us all eboli now. no i didn't grow a beard like goober did. ha. pipeman

November 07, 2004 - Msg 24914: hello everyone, quite on the porch today ,Im watching the cup race and its boring today ,hope MDC is having a good time at the track
PIPEMAN .. hope you and the wife are improving health wise
mayberry deputy

November 07, 2004 - Msg 24915: Evening everyone...
Hope you all have had a great weekend. I have had a busy one. Sent hubby off today for his hunting trip. Hopefully it will be successful.
Pipeman: hope you and your wife are feeling well.

Boo: when you get done painting there, come on over..I have almost 3000 sq ft to paint soon.

Asa and Homemaker: Dallas will be on soon..grab the chips and popcorn!


November 07, 2004 - Msg 24916: Oh my Alyce, thank yo u, thank you, thank you for remembering me about Dallas. I plum forgot about it.
Hope your all having a good day.
Good to see you Mrs. Wiley. Glad the healing is going good. Get off them meds as soon as you can before Ernest T. starts looking good to you.


November 07, 2004 - Msg 24917: "HEY GANG"..Im still kicking [scratching]..sorry for taking so long..hopw yall have been eating well!..sill in this chair rolling around!..geting better every day..go back to the doc in a week,right foot still a mess but the doc says dont worry, still no weight on either leg, arm with plate doing ok,leg with rod doing ok,chin ok,back ok, has everybody been doing?..went out to longhorn to eat the other day with sherry, just rolled me right in!..well gona lay down, promise I will be on more often now that im doing better and will be back full force on the porch when I can, prayers ae helping me, God bless yall!..signed:SPOT the"gona get better soon" dog of your porch!..lights are on!..I miss work believe it or not!..

November 07, 2004 - Msg 24918: No problem Asa! It came on late, must have been a late game or race or something earlier. Linda Grey looks good I think. She's aged well.

HEY SPOT!! glad you are doing better!!


November 07, 2004 - Msg 24919: Hey Spot! Good to hear you are still healing. Hope you will be coming around more often.

Alyce, after church today I went back to mom's and started painting one of her bedrooms. I almost finished it...just some touch-up and some trim to do. I painted the walls a nice shade of light green and the trim white. It sure looks cleaner. Mom and Dad just have not been able to take care of things for quite awhile and the house needs alot of cleaning and painting but its looking much better now. I wish I lived near enough to help you paint when the time comes. Hey, maybe when the house is finished you could mail me some pictures? That would be fun, and when my house is done I could mail you some pictures of mine. Are you having white cabinets in the kitchen or wood? I can't make up my mind. White is harder to keep clean but I sure like the way it looks in a kitchen.

Dixie, listening to you brings back alot of old memories. I used to get pretty uptight about who to date, etc... I hope you can relax and just let yourself go slow. Try to enjoy this part of your life. It can be so exciting and so full of possibility. I know its hard to imagine but someday you will find yourself in your 40's and married with children and you will wonder where in the world the time went. You will look back and wonder why you stressed about the things you did and wish you had done more things just for fun! Being married to the right man and having a family is great but the single years can be great, too.

Well, my little ones need me so I better go...just wanted to say hi.

Good night,

November 07, 2004 - Msg 24920: Spot - great to hear from you, buddy. Glad your recovery is coming along nicely.

Boo - is the name of the movie you're thinking of Desk Set?
I have painted (with a little bit of help from a couple of others) 2 classrooms, a bathroom, and a multipurpose room at our church over the last three weeks. Finally finished TODAY!! Lots of work, but it looks so nice that it's finished. Keep up the hard work - it's definitely worth it.

Prayers for all. Have a great week!

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24921: It sure would have been nicer watching Dallas if Asa hadn't hogged all the popcorn and soda pop!


November 08, 2004 - Msg 24922: Hello yall!

Homemaker and Asa: I fell asleep watching Dallas! I didnt get to see the end of it. It was after 11pm and I just concked right out.

Boo: Sounds good about the pictures! I will try to remember to do that.
My kitchen cabinets are going to be stained wood. They will be maple. If you go to is American Woodmark..Dominion Maple Spice, Cathedral. They are very pretty. White is pretty. I have a friend who has white cabinets, but I just would rather have the stained. We will have white or off white crown molding..and I am thinking of a very pale yellow for my kitchen. Our countertops are going to be solid surfacing...HiMacs in Almond Pearl, I believe that is what it is called (also found at Lowes)It is a sand color with other flecks of color in it. I will probably do neutral throughout the downstairs..a Khaki on the walls with white trim. The dining room will be Khaki below the chair rail molding and a cranberry above. My oldest's room is going to be a pale purple and the baby's room is going to be a pale pink. All with white trim. We have a lot to paint!

Dixie: I ditto what Boo said to you. And th same goes for when you arent in your 40s yet. I am 27 and life is good..I've been with my husband for 10.5 years. I dont really regret that he was the only one I got really serious with either.

Well off to the library with the girls...


November 08, 2004 - Msg 24923: Hey Alyce, the colors you describe sound great. I am going to look for your cabinets at Lowe's next time I'm there. I am pretty excited because they are building a new Lowe's about a mile from where my house will be built. Groovy...I really like Lowe's. They are also about to open a new super Wal-Mart near us and a Chili's restraunt...we're in the big time now! Speaking of kitchens I am really re-thinking the white cabinets because that is what I have now and it seems like I am always seeing splatters on them and trying to keep them clean is dreadful. The problem is I always like the look of the white best..we'll see. Maybe after I see your pictures I can decide. I'll bet yours is going to look great. You know, I had pretty much decided on Cranberry in my dining room, too, but with wainscotting on the bottom half of the wall (probably painted an off-white of some kind and the cranberry on the top. I am pretty convinced baby girl's room will be pink because I have a pink and white quilt that my great-aunt made that I want to use on her white iron bed. I guess I'll let my son decide what he wants in his room (oh no!). One thing I have decided is to keep things simple and not alot of knnick-knacks...too hard to keep things clean. I prefer simple, never liked clutter.

Well, I need to go put in some more laundry then off to mom's to finish the bedroom and tackle the bathroom! Looks like Dad is going to need a pacemaker so please remember him in your prayers. He's feeling really weak. I checked his pulse last night and it is really slow. Thanks, Bye!


November 08, 2004 - Msg 24924: Good morning to the PORCH! Hope everyone had a great weekend...SPOT, great to see you...keep them bones healing! Emmitt, always good to see and hear you.

MDC, I do have a BLOG/LJ, it's at

Come on over and visit sometime!

The weekend was great...this place in South Bend is about 5 minutes from Notre Dame...but it's 100 years from today. It's so really feel like you're back to the early 1900's...very quiet...very nice. I'd recommend to anyone who close. It's the Oliver Inn (not uncle Ollies place...much nicer!), see it at

Prayers to all...have a great week!


November 08, 2004 - Msg 24925: Boo: your house will be beautiful too..When will it begin? I love Lowes too. I believe that I will hate Lowes though when all this is over with, haha! Cameryn's room was going to be pink because it matched her quilt, but I didnt want to have both of their rooms pink. Then on the other hand, I didnt want to buy all new bedding for her either. She also has white furniture. But she then decided she wanted purple walls, so I found a new bedding that will match that in Target. So that is the plan now..and I am sticking to it. Her room was first going to be a sage green actually..but she is a pink/purple kinda girl..very bubbly! Anyway! I am stumped on my own bedroom/bath right now.
White cabinets would seem to be hard to keep clean. I just want some color and I like the maple stain. Please check it out when you go to Lowes..Oh, I am doing a Fruit theme in my kitchen. I have it now, but I will continue and do more of it.

Gotta get lunch on!

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24926: SPOT! Great to hear from you. Glad the recovery is going well and that you have a good woman to help you too! Your own county nurse!
Dixie, attraction is fine and important, but it is EVERYTHING ELSE that carries the relationship!
There is so much involved!
I think most on the porch will agree that a well- rounded relationship is key to a successful one!
My wife and I have done volunteer counseling for all of our 27 years, and the 2 main problem areas in relationships are finances and communication!
Get on the same page with those two and you are a good ways along!
JUNIOR, Junior, enuf! haha , so many TV interviews with Earnhart Jr.
MD - no pits, but I sure cooked a lot of dogs and saw some of the race. The points are tightening up!
Boo - prayers for you and the family and for spot etc.
Goob - will check out the blog, thanks,
Good to see Mrs Wiley, AFD, etc. I see I pulled you out of the woodwork!
Have a good day!

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24927: MDC- Well, they're all getting ready to roll in to my neck of the woods. The track is about 8 miles from my house.

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24928: Yes indeed, Darlington! Hope I can get there someday! PIR is about 20 miles from mine!
Your turn to race PIPEMAN's brown truck!

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24929: Dixie: I also ditto MDC on the relationship issues!!
Communication is a BIG one..we still have problems..almost everyday!


November 08, 2004 - Msg 24930: yall are mighty close to the tracks! We are an hour and a half from Richmond.


November 08, 2004 - Msg 24931: MDC...I agree way too many Jr. interviews .Listening to old Benny Parsons you would come to the conclusion that Dale Jr. was the only driver on the track , the cameras stayed on his car for 15 laps and he was in 12th at the time.Glad tohear you had a chance to see some of the race between cooking dogs
mayberry deputy

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24932: I love you guys. You are always encouraging. Thnax for your thoughts. And come to think of it Communication maybe why I'm having problems w/ Down South Guy. He's too quiet. Doesn't talk much. I call him the "mime". Any hoo I'm not too worried. Everything will be what it's supposed to be in good time.

How's everyone else today? Some one tell a joke and livin' this place up a bit! Just a few more weeks of school.... Yippeee!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24933: spot= great to hearfrom you, we pray andworry about you my friend. eating has been pitifull but we have our health and 29 cents in our pockets so life is great. dix= don't listen to them the important thing is ifthey do what you tell them, there kind, christian, adore you. JUST TEASING EVERYONE. at christmas time i wrap myself up for my wifes present, she has me what more could she want? don't you love the humility just dripping from me? HA. HA. seriously there right. so good to see fun girl it sure has been a long time. we've been praying for you until we've worn out 4 knee caps, but the lord answers prayer. THANKS FOR ALL THE PRAYERS WE APPRECIATE EACH ONE. mdc= the brown truck has a new dhl truck engine in it, new tires, plenty of gas so zoom. good to see alyce, mary wiggins, floyd, mayberry deputy,goober, homemaker, afd, sara, ro, plum, boo, jenniebone, mrs wiley, and all the porch. pipeman

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24934: our porch ties: porch ties are precious things woven through the years, of memories of togetherness, of laughter, love and tears shared. porch ties are treasured things and far may we roam or business takes over. the tender bonds of those we love still pulls our heart strings back to the porch. good night and pleasant dreams. pipeman

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24935: Dixie: Do you have a Christian book store nearby? If so, go to it and search the dating section. There are numerous christian books out there on the subject.

Everyone remember: JOY...Jesus 1st Others 2nd Yourself last!


November 08, 2004 - Msg 24936: oh poot! 7th Heaven isnt on tonight because of Lord of the Rings. I like 7th Heaven, anyone else watch it?


November 08, 2004 - Msg 24937: No....oh poot!

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24938: Howdy, all! Just a quick line - I have to brag on my car dealership a bit - Sewell Village Cadillac in Dallas. As I've told you all before, I buy their certified pre-owned cars, and absolutely love them! Tonight, I came out of the pharmacy and my car wouldn't start. Nothing, not even a growl. So, I called Sewell, service man was at my side in about 20 minutes, put in a new battery, and it didn't cost me one cent. You gotta love it! For us widder ladies, that kind of security is priceless, and the service is available anywhere I might be in the continental US. Can't beat that. I don't think even Goober offers that kind of service!

Well, off I go. Lots to do, including bathing the Plum. I'm going down to Fredericksburg on Wednesday, will be gone several days. All four of my kids and the grandkids are gathering there for a little reunion. I can hardly wait! All my kids, grandkids, granddogs, even a grandcat. What a deal! I'll try to check in, both daughters have computers, so I should be able to. Have a peaceful night, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24939:
Howdy folks,

MDC, I never noticed the little boy in the back ground in NbyNW. That's funny. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. I used to blog that is until our computer hit the wall. I've had a few letters printed in the Buffalo paper during the last campaign. Also, I've posted some stuff at Free Republic with the other right wing nuts. Do you blog?

About old movies, has anyone ever seen the sci-fi movie were a couple of astronauts return to what they think is earth but there are slight differences, parallel universe type thing. I saw that movie when I was a kid and I've always wanted to see it again but can't remember the name. I think it was something like "Cheesy Astronaut Movie."

Alyce, I haven't seen 7th Heaven but I have a niece who doesn't miss it.

God bless the Troops,

November 08, 2004 - Msg 24940: Romeena, sounds like a great time. Have fun.


November 08, 2004 - Msg 24941: auh2o, you have quite a sense of humor... I don't think I know of this, "Cheesy Astronaut" movie of which you speak...although I am a fan of many a cheesy movie.

Hey Ro, sounds like you will have a wonderful time. Fredricksburg is great this time of year, isn't it? Hope you give us the details when you get home.

Hi ALyce, I wish I knew when we would begin to build. We will be moving in with my folks this month and I figure that is a great incentive to get my husband moving on this building project! WE have to sell our current house before we begin the next. This house is almost paid for but not quite. Anyway, hopefully it won't be too long but it will depend on when the house sells.

Watched the ep tonight about Howard joining the Lodge...not my favorie ep. I get so frustrated with Howard's mother...what a nut (as Barney would say!

Think I will retire to the couch. Ya'll have a great evening and morning tomorrow.


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24942: Morning everyone!

My baby girl turns one tomorrow!! I am going to make some cupcakes later..come on over for the party!

Boo: That was the first time I had seen that ep about Howard and the Lodge. I too got very irritated with Ms. Sprague. She really annoyed me last night. Sometimes we forget that its TV.

Well, it looks like the men are finishing up on my foundation. That means the house will be here soon..hooray!

Yall have a great day.

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24943: Auh20- Are you sure you're not thinking of Mr Spock with the beard episode of Star Trek! teehee
I dont blog, but I like to read 'em.
p-man =Any declarations as the new mayor of our fair city? Maybe your daughter could sing on Founders Day! That Pike/Stoner/pipeman race was a tough runoff.
I heard some movie stars want to move to Canada for the next four years. I've got one word for them.....BYE. (teehee) Ok, two words.
Romeena have fun at your reunion, I love family reunions.
Alyce, when you said "foundation" I think about the department stores when i was a kid and the women's section would say "foundations." Even as a kid I thought that was funny!
Boo- our local ep was Howard buying the barber shop. Some good lines in that one.
Opie: Pa, when I get older, can I loaf at the barber shop too?
Yes, prayers for the troops in a big way today.
Pipeman, thanks for the kind words about us porchsters.
Good day to all,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24944: alyce= happy birthday to you daughter. she will be running the porch in 30 years along with our other kids, so the porch will be in good hands. auh20 & asa= i missed you when i quickly scanned earlier, sure glad your back on the porch we missed you. mdc= pipeman is the new mayor of mayberry. first pipeman mayberry. both my daughters can sing off key in a duet at founders pledge for a permanate well maintained rocker for every porchster, now and always put me over the top. dixie= i pray cupid hits you with an arrow and makes you a's that one? romeena= our prayers with you on your trip. hurry home. you sure plum didn't try driving when your car wouldn't start? mayberry deputy= maybe we should load up the brown truck and pop in to check on spot, what do you think? i love watching andy and picking out little details that aren't important but fun. ie; first episode rose married sam who showed up later as mr foley. he also liked aunt bea, seems to me he's a little hard on andy's housekeepers. ha. what's for supper tonight? we're all getting punny from not cyber eating. prayers for our troops and leaders. mayberry rules. pipeman

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24945: Ok..What is Blogging??

MDC: ah..that would be make-up you're talking about ;-) (I know you already know that)

Pipeman..I hope she is running the porch then. That would be the best, huh..she already likes to beat on the keyboard!


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24946: PIPEMAN .. how fast do you think SPOT could get his wheel chair up to at Darlington,course he would have to make a pit stop to fill his tank (stomach ) with some of REV Jr.s Bar BQ
mayberry deputy

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24947: Ok, it's Spots wheelchair on the pole at Darlington. Big mayberry sherrif's logo on the side!
Food tonight at our place is homemade enchiladas, hot sauce, chips, sour cream , ranch beans etc.
but the rev's BBQ sure sounds good.
Alyce - Blogging comes from the words "web log"
which is like a running daily journal or diary.
Maybe Goober or AuH2o can add more.
I'll set for a spell in my special, well maintained
pipeman rocker! Ah, even a cushion, thanks mayor!

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24948: Alyce - I am glad you asked because I didn't know about blogging either!


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24949: mayberry deputy= knowing spot he's bored so he's got a souped up wheel chair. popping wheely's. might give the brown truck a run for the finish line. mdc= thanks for supper we were starting to get a little puny and we can't have a skinny mayor you know. ha. homemaker= i was too wondering if blogging was like clogging except you used your blogger. alyce= they'll do just fine when they run mayberry and we retire to our rockers. where's brisco drling jr been? sterling= can we ice fish yet? get the building on the pond and skates on the rockers. goober= heard you almost had snow flurries the other day. auh20= i remember the movie but not the name, twilight zone even did a take off show of it. boo= i agree no wonder howards mother was single. did i say that? how about howards mother and mr gosset together? well thanks to mdc i have a full tummy, just up from a nap so i'll have to light the old briar and attend to my offical duties. ha. pipeman

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24950: No ice fishing yet, Pipeman, unless you want to do it from the bottom of the lake. I don't ice fish anyway. I tried it once, but the hockey players didn't like the holes I put in their rink and they kicked me out.;)
By the way, I liked your closing thoughts last night. Very nice.

Happy Birthday to your daughter, Alyce! One is an important birthday. May she have a happy one(birthday)!

I used to blog, but then I started taking Mylanta and it went away!:)

-Sterling Holobyte

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24951: If you put a little Rev. Marvin's BBQ Sauce on that blog it tastes better and it's easier to get down.

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24952: Wasn't Steve McQueen in the movie, "The Blog" ;)

Mary Wiggins

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24953:
Hey Gang,

As strange as it sounds everyone was correct about blogging, except for pipeman to clog with your blog is just down right dangerous.

pipeman, Yes! that's the one. The Twilight Zone did do a take-off of it.


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24954: Just thought I would check in.I am ashamed I haven't visited lately. SAM

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24955: evening folks..
Homemade Brunswick Stew and ham rolls (country ham)for supper..Just Fabulous! With some hot apple cider too..Its cold outside!


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24956: lets add some homemade applesauce to that too..

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24957:
Pipieman you are too funny!

Alyce, thank you for the suggestion about the book. I've never thought about that. But then sometimes I'm so oblivious to the obvious lol!

Got to get back to class. I'm on break be good and tell a funny story for me!


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24958: Didn't know what blogging was but I don't think I have time to do it!

Alyce, it has been about 80 degrees here for the past few days. I want some cold weather for a change. It just doesn't feel like fall. Exciting about your house. How long will it take now that the foundation is down and the house is on the way? You know, I am thinking that in the old days the "foundations" department might have been bras, slips and I right MDC?

Bettero...I think I have a blog in my throat. Could this turn out to be another "Gogh" thing??


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24959: Hey Alyce, what's Brunswick stew and what's a ham roll? Just curious....


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24960: sam= good to see you again. better come bye more often to keep your rocker from freezing up. rev jr= how about sauce on the blob, steve mcqueen liked it. good evening mary wiggins. how are you doing? boo= i think you take a big ham to brunswick, new jersey, roll it down the hill and open a can of of stew and eat you know why i'm the mayor. ha. pleasant dreams, and say hello to the sandman or if we have false teeth then it's the tooth fairy. pipeman

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24961: Howdy SAM, glad you came by. You never can leave Mayberry, knowhatimean? ~ Mrs. Wiley

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24962: Howdy, folks! Sam, good to see you again, don't stay away so long!
I, too, would like to know what Brunswick stew is. Is it anything like Blogmore stew?
Boo, it's been in the 70's here in Dallas, but I checked the forecast for Fredericksburg, and it looks like it's going to be in the 50's down there, so maybe your cool weather is on the way. About the "foundations" department, I think it mostly meant girdles. Remember those? Corsets and girdles. My grandmother wore a corset, my mother wore a girdle (not quite as brutal as a corset), and when I was 16 and my mother tried to put a girdle on my 110 lb. body, I refused. She informed me that all "ladies" wore girdles, and I said that I would be the first lady to not wear one, and I never did. My formidable Great Aunt Alma wore a corset until her dying day, and she lived into her 90s. A corset - whalebone stays, laces and hook/eye fasteners, the whole schmeer. Hard to believe these days. Wonder if they're still sold?

Well, off I go, to grab a bite to eat, pack a few things in a suitcase, and tomorrow, off I go to Fredericksburg. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24963: Boo, Romeena, you got it! As a kid I recall how
funny it was, cuz for years, my mom had told us that JESUS was our foundation, then I'd be dragged along on her shopping trips and would end up in THAT department and see the sign "foundations". See the humor in it all!
I was a very confused child! haha
Dixie, there's your funny story, along with mayor pipeman's rolling ham story!
Boy, the wit is flying here more than the checkers in the barber shop when Barbara Eden walked in!
Well, back to my nice soft rocking chair!

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24964: Hello again

Well looks like I was way off on the "foundations" at the department stores..I am still a youngen yall!

Brunswick stew is a thick soup. It is chicken (cooked real good, then pick the bones out and shred it), butter beans, corn and potatoes...tomato base..side meat in it too, little bit of red pepper, black pepper and salt. My husband cooks it in a big cauldron like pot..for a few hours..Its to die for!

Boo: a ham roll is just what it says..a roll stuffed with country ham. Like a ham biscuit, but I use a potato or party roll..just what I had on hand.

You've got to get to VA girl!!

Pipeman..I like your idea of stew and a ham roll ;-)

Ro: Have a safe trip!


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24965: ALYCE.. your cider hasnt turned hard has it

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24966: naw..its just right MD...


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24967: Alyce, that Bruswick stew sounds really good, but what is a butter bean and what is country ham, as opposed to any other kind of ham? I don't do pork but the stew sounds very good. Funny how we eat different things according to where we live, isn't it? I think what I grew up with is a bit different from the way most people eat down here because my mom isn't from here. She grew up in a little mining town in West Virginia and she was dirt poor. Had several siblings and they couldn't afford to eat much. They ate alot of pinto beans and cornbread and lots of cabbage (sounds pretty combustable). Here in Texas we eat alot of Barbeque and Mexican Food (YeeHaw)!

A friend told me that she watched Fear Factor the other night and the folks had to eat dead rat that had been put into a blender. Can you imagine?? Hair, tail and all! I don't think there could be enough money in the world to get me to do that.

Well, I have a busy day tomorrow so I better hit the sack. Good evening to all of you and a safe trip to Fredricksburg, Ro!


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24968: Hey to the PORCH! Hope everyone is doing well...having fun, all that. Prayers for all who need them, and for those that think they don't! :-)

I don't use my blog that often...but whe I's always a good time. It's really more fun to read some of the stuff out there...some people are just odd.

Good to see's gettin cold here in Chicager...time to move to the 'right' side of the creek, if you ask me!

Have a good evening porch!


November 09, 2004 - Msg 24969: Hey me and my wheelchair are on the pole for Sun. Race!...need a pot crew!..hey alyce,boo,hm,,...and yes I have a very nice Sherry taking care of me, my dear sweet Mom also, well let me go lay down..wheely time!!..rev great bbq, bring some to the the morning its country ham,grits,bisquits with red eye gravy,hash browns,fried apple rings,milk coffee,h20..ready at 6:30 sharp!...glad to be cooking again [some]..signed:SPOT the"wana race my chair?" dog of this great porch..varoomm..

November 09, 2004 - Msg 24970: thats "pit" crew...sorry did not have my glasses....Spot

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24971: Well I see that SPOT knows what country ham is.

Boo: Yes, it is right funny how what we eat is based on where we live/from. My husband drove into West Virginia yesterday actually.
Ok..a butter bean is a small lima bean. They are better than lima beans, as they are not as mealy. A country ham is a ham, but it has been cured in a smoke house for months, or years..they are salty.. You boil them to cook them. And they are oh so good! Not like a sugar cured these are so salty. Now, you can get a good one that isnt salty and there are some that are too salty..just depends on the ham.

I guess in Texas you just have a stomach for spicey food. I cant eat Mexican..only tacos. I just dont care for it and it really doesnt care for me.I have battled stomach problems over the years so I am careful. I will venture out every once in a while and try something. I do like Applebees' quesadillas.

Everyone have a great November 10th! Happy Birthday to my baby Chloe!


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24972: Great to see you Spot. . .have you modified that wheelchair yet? Tim Allen from Tool Time could probably help you!


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24973: When I was little I used to suck the marrow out of a country ham bone and make a ring out of it. 'pecular huh? Good to see you both out and about SPOT and Pipeman!
~ Mrs. Wiley

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24974: Ro- ya beat me to the "blogmore" stew thing. Ha! We won't go down that road again about Frogmore stew. Spot- got some "pulled pork" sammiches ready for ya! Alyce- butter beans are a staple 'round here. Put em over some rice, pour a touch of pepper vinegar sauce over it and it'll make you want to slap yer pappy! Ever had fried country ham? Great on one of those "cathead" bisquits! (those are bisquits that are as big as a cat's head). Man, I'm starving now!

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24975: Rev.Jr: Of course I've had fried country ham...with red eye gravy! But we dont put butter beans over rice. We do like to put green peas over mashed potatoes though. I'm sure southerners have the highest rate for heart disease and hypertension with all the high sodium food we eat!


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24976: The region I live in ranks as having the highest in cardiac disease in the state. And, if I'm not mistaken, S.C. is right at the top among the 50 states.

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24977: RevJr: I have no idea where VA lies on that. How do you find out?

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24978: REv Jr. could you ship me a pulled pork sammich - that sounds delish!


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24979: I've got some of that BBQ in my freezer..maybe I need some of that Marvin's sauce..


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24980: Happy Birthday to Chloe!! The first one is always so much fun. Have a great day with your birthday girl, Alyce.

Hey Spot!! Glad to hear from you! I'll volunteer for your pit crew!! Take care of yourself, bud!

Mmm - Butter beans and country ham!! Fix a mess o' fried taters and some corn bread and I'm good to go!

Have a safe trip, Ro! Enjoy your family time.

Have a good day, all!

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24981: Morning to the PORCH! Man...I'm hungry...all this talk about country ham...when I lived in Harlan, we would get a whole roll of "king cole" bologna...that's some good eating! :-)

We went to a new place over the weekend called Texas Roadhouse. It's the first one around here...and boy was I happy! Good steak, good prices...and the green beans are cooked in bacon grease. It just doesn't get much better than that! :-)

Spot...I'll work your pit my own tools. Don't like for anyone to use them...but I'll bring em!


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24982: What's a butter bean? Did someone actually ask what a butter bean is? (Just funnin ya Boo!) Will the world of wonders never cease? First Asa don't know what a moon pie is, then my buddy Trevor from the UK never having had Cream of Wheat, remember he said it was "gorgeous"? And now Boo don't know what a butter bean is? Curioser and curoiser! Went for my pre-employment physical today and I officially start my new job on Monday. I am kinda excited. I will be working as a unit secretary on a pediatrics and NICU unit.

Tomorrow I go and have an epidural injection/nerve root block at S1 on the right side. Hopefully that will do the trick. This back stuff comes and goes.

Hey to all!
fun girl

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24983: Hey Fun Girl: where are you located? Just wondered since you do know what a butter bean is. So Asa didnt know what a moon pie was?? That is funny...Get a moon pie and an RC cola or a grape soda! ha! Congrats on the new job! Hope the back mends well. I have a friend that has had that done..she just had surgery for a ruptured disk though.


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24984: Moon pies, butter beans, ham rolls and pot crews, I think the cider DID turn hard! teehee
Interesting porch talk. Seems like things got livelier after pipeman got voted in as the new mayor, in fact not ONE daughter to sing off-key, but TWO! Maybe we'll shoot off TWO cannons.
Alyce, I forgit, ar you in your 20's?
Mrs Wiley, when i grew up, my mom could somehow make those ham bones last for 3 or 4 pots of ham stew. Nothin' left to suck out, it was so clean, and blanced, that the "ring" was ready to go. :)
We was poor, but never went hungry. Like i said a while back, big family, lots of diapers, but more LOVE than many families I see today in there 7000 sq foot homes and 3 car garages.
All 10 of us are still very close to this day! In 2003, we were all together for my folks 60th Anniversary, and it was so great to recount all the old times of growing up in the 50's and 60's.
Everyone have a great day.
6 days and counting....

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24985: Oh yeah, hi to fungirl and all!