November 29, 2004 - Msg 25413: Between Pipeman and MDC I'm gonna figure out how to watch season one in secret! I need to because we don't have local eps here and I'm just not "into" the color eps on tvland. Don't mean to open up that can of worms again...I'm just "Jonesin'" for some b/w eps. Ooops, is Jonesin' a southern expression? It means yearning for, or aching for. Y'all have a great night!

November 29, 2004 - Msg 25414: Did I do that?

November 29, 2004 - Msg 25415: with floyd out for awhile, and seeing how i don't have a clue, could we get the mayberry street department to sweep the porch. for supper tonight roast beef, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, deviled eggs, salads (your choice of dressing) baked beans, sweet tater pie, cocunut ice box cake, vanilla ice cream, and barney's favorite root beer floats. hot chocolate, coffee, tea, homemade biscuts and butter. mayor pipeman

November 29, 2004 - Msg 25416: rev jr. you were on the job as i posted. great job superintendant of the porch sweepers, thanks. pipeman

November 29, 2004 - Msg 25417: HELLO EVERYONE ...hope everybody had a good day
REV JR.....K

November 29, 2004 - Msg 25418: Hey Everybody..
My house came today..most of unit is to be here in the morning. They will set it all up tomorrow..Its exciting..
Talk to you all later..


November 29, 2004 - Msg 25419: hope everyone is doing ok ,my post above sent itself while i was typing #25417
REV. JR. ..Keep up the good work you did a good job sweeping

November 29, 2004 - Msg 25420: Seems like a "slow porch" tonight!
Hope all is well!
Think I'll watch "Opeie and Andy, housekeepers!"

November 29, 2004 - Msg 25421: Just wanted to stop by and say "hello". It's been a long, long time. Is there anyone here that's been on the front porch for more than a year??? You may remember me giving you a shot!

County Nurse

November 29, 2004 - Msg 25422: Hey County Nurse I've been here since 1999.
Gonna hit the sack tonight, I'm one tired porchster.

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25423: welcome to decemember and a gloriously gloomy weather on the middle porch. up to 2 inches of snow. we are willing to share. COUNTY NURSE= WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR YOUR RETURN FOR SO LONG. WE'VE SURE MISSED YOU. OTHER THAN BANJO JERRY EVERYONE IS AROUND. SPOT IS RECOVERING FROM A CAR ACCIDENT . MRS WILEY, MARY WIGGINS, ASA, MDC, FUN GIRL, RO AND SUGARPLU, STERLING, HOME MAKER, FUN GIRL, MAYBERRY DEPUTY AND THE ARCHIVES WILL SHOW ALL OF US. from the useless trivia dept. san diago will disabandon their optomistic club after thrusday's meeting. makes you wonder how optomistic they really are. pipeman boadcasting from the dew duck in.

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25424: County Nurse I remember you - not real sure how long I've been on the porch - but I know it has been a couple of years. Mavis - so good to see you - I too am a tired porchster and it is 8:00 in the morning! (lol)
I left two crying children with grandpa this morning - one because his brother picked on him and the other because he thinks he has too much homework and it is my fault that I didn't help him more with it (which is not true). It is a difficult situation - I know that he has learning problems - most likely he is LD - but his daddy refuses to think that there is anything wrong. So I am letting daddy handle the homework. That way - daddy can face the frustration that I have long felt. Unfortunately - daddy is looong gone in the morning when he wakes up crabby. Hopefully with the tonsils coming out - that will help the situation, if not - daddy will have to face the facts that he learns differently.
Sorry to unload -
Pipeman - your supper sounds delish -
Congrats on your house Alyce - good luck!!

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25425: county nurse= that was spot on the accident. pipeman

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25426: Pipeman- that's funny about the optomist club. Reminds me of the story about the Psychic Hotline going would think they would have seen that coming!

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25427: alyce= your house sounds great. will it be ready to live in by christmas? homemaker= sleep in . i hope you get rested, we all need it sometimes. pipeman

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25428: good one rev jr. pipeman

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25429: Morning eveyone. Hey to County Nurse. I was trying to recall just how long I've been on the porch. I'm thinking 2000 or 2001 was when I first posted. Then the porch disappeared for a time and I didn't know it came back, so I was gone for awhile. As I was looking back in the archives, I looked at Asa's post from 9/11/2001 that morning before the tragedy: "Good mornin porch. It's gonna be a great day. Don't ya just love fall. The morning air is crisp yet it still warms up in the afternoon. The smell of wood burning somewhere off in the distance." How little did any of us know what all would transpire that day! (Hope you don't mind that I replayed that message, Asa.) Alyce, so excited about your house. Keep us posted on the details. As I looked through the archives I noticed people who don't post anymore. I sure wonder what's become of our poet TOM. Spooky Benson and others.
But I'm happy for all of you who are regular posters now. Thanks pipeman, MDC, and anyone else who sent well wishes to my furkid, Hershey. She's much better!
Charlotte Tucker

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25430: anyone remember the bubbling candles on the tree? making paper chains from construction paper? stringing popcorn? what are your favorite christmas songs.? tis the season. pipeman broadcasting from the dew duck in.

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25431: anyone remember bubbling tree candles? making paper chains from colored construction paper? string popcorn? what are your favorite christmas songs? pipeman broadcasting from the dew drop in.

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25432: there is an echo in here. pipeman

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25433: I hope that house didn't come from Mt Pilot Alyce. Someone in Mt Pilot reported there house being stolen. LOL I saw that episode this morning with Floyd asking Andy to check and make sure his house was still there. What a hoot that Floyd was.
Sounds like a challange Homemaker. Hang in there. You can make it.
Lets see pipeman, I love all Christmas music. My favorite is Oh Holy Night. I love that song. We are going to see Mannhiem Steamroller in concert on Friday night. I just love that group.


November 30, 2004 - Msg 25434: Johnny Mathis....."Chestnuts roasting on an open ffIIIIRRee!" (can't really immulate the way he sings by typing, but you know what I mean). And if anybody says Alvin and the Chipmunks then Mayor Pipeman should ban them from the porch for 2 days....just kidding.....sort of.

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25435: Alyce, congrats on getting your house. It's nice to see things come together, isn't it. We remodeled our attached garage into a family room last year, and built a detached garage with a MIL quarters/rec room - still working on the last of it, but having it somewhat inhabitable is nice.

Asa - O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas carol, too, followed closely by What Child is This. I also like the Gaither Vocal Band's song, Mary was the First One to Carry the Gospel.

pipeman - don't remember bubbling candles, but have done the popcorn/cranberry thing as well as construction paper chains. Anybody got a theme going on their tree? Mine's pretty much a hodgepodge, but I'd love to have patriotic or snowmen. I'll be showing up at your place for supper too, pipeman - sounds GOOOOOD!

Should have temps in the 40's tomorrow and Thurs - maybe 50 by the weekend! I'll have to break out the suntan lotion and lawn chairs. ;)

Good day all!

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25436: Oh - hey to County Nurse, too!


November 30, 2004 - Msg 25437: Wow AFD, you're having a heat wave compared to around here. Enjoy!

First off, thanks to Mrs. Wiley, Pipeman, Mavis, MDC, Romeena and anyone else I missed for the prayers and for thinking about me.
I made it through Thanksgiving, now just one more holiday to go. A lot of you said you were waiting to hear how things went. Well, what did that comic-book guy say on the Simpsons, "Worst episode ever!" Just subst-itute "Thanksgiving" for "episode" and you'll know how it went. I'd give you more detail but I just sent MDC a message about it and I didn't want to dredge that up again right now. Besides, I don't want to clutter up the porch. Aunt Bee doesn't like it when you clutter up the porch. Ok, maybe she never mentioned anything about cluttering up the porch, but anyway....

But I did think about you guys on the porch during my trip and I have to say that it did make me feel better, so thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. They really do help!
And thank you Romeena for giving me a laugh with the leg 0'lamb thing.

Talk to you all later, and have a good day!
-Sterling Holobyte

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25438: Glad you're back Sterling. Sounds like it was pretty rough, but you seem to have your sense of humor about you. Think about exactly one month it'll all be behind you. Plus, you have a "porchful" of folks you can talk to everyday!

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25439: welcome home sterling. come by anytime afd if it isn't fixed we'll have refridgerator surprise. rev jr.= did you clean the black beauty up? from the useless trivia file== miricle on 34th street was filmed in chicago not new york. speaking of chicago where is goober? only 4 more weeks till christmas and 5 more weeks till 2005. we have a crisis, what about the porch decorations and the town decorations, when are they going to be put up? i want it to look as pretty as when the movie folks came here. my daughters will sing of course. is our town band putting on a parade? mayor pipeman

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25440: she's got a "spit" shine to her, mayor! here's more useless trivia...the much-heralded, critically acclaimed film "Shag, the movie" starring Phoebe Cates, was shot partially in Florence, SC. Most folks think with the elaborate sets, that it must have been shot in Hollyweird. Given the box office success of "Days of Thunder"(filmed a mere 8 miles from Florence) and knowing a "can't miss" formula when they see one, the producers had no choice but to film in this sleepy little southern hamlet. The rest is history. (Actually, that movie probably went to video faster than any movie in history).

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25441: Hey everybody..
It has been a long long day..I went outside at 8:30 this morning when they started on the house and didnt come in until 5:30...Just standing out there in the cold watching them put together the house was so amazing..but it was tiring too. We had lots of visitors too. I thought we would have an accident with ppl riding by and being shocked that all of a sudden there was a house there. It looks so good too. I am very pleased..Oh whoever asked did the house come from Mt. Pilot..that is funny...cause it did come from North Carolina.

Sterling: Glad you are back with us,but I am sorry that it was your worst Thanksgiving ever.

I probably wont be on much during the day now...see yall at night..


November 30, 2004 - Msg 25442: oh I forgot:
This one is for Ro, because she is the nurse..but also anyone else who might have info..
My daughter poked me in the eye today..accidentally..well, it looks like a busted blood vessel..hurts a little too. There is nothing that can be done for that, right? So no need to go to the Dr...right?


November 30, 2004 - Msg 25443: Glad you made it out alive, Sterling. Believe me, I can relate to your situation. I've had a similar situation going on in my life for years. Alyce, my healthwise handbook says: "Can you see blood in the eye?" And if the answer is yes, it says "See doctor now". (sorry, I can't help further).
- Hazel

"The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that's in my heart"

November 30, 2004 - Msg 25444:
County Nurse I believe that I do remember you. How 'bout you me? I was sporadic there for a long while.

Well guys one final down 2 more to go. I finished 3rd tonight. I'm usually one of the last. I either knew my stuff or thought I did. We'll find out next week I guess.

Oh Holy Night is my favorite carol too. I love to hear Nat King Cole's and Perry Como's versions. So pretty....

Well guys.... I'm afraid that my heart is in a bind. Remember that guy that was a manager that my friends wnated me to meet? Trevor? Well. i happened up on him agian this weekend and my Dad was with me. So I introduced them.... weird. Kinda like a meet-the-parents deal. He was so polite and even shook Daddy'd hand and called him "sir" like a good little gentleman. It could have been weird since he never did call but he came up to me. Strange I say...

Anyhoo i've fallen for the guy and I don't know what to do. I'm afraid that the feelings might no be reciprocated (big word 5 points!). No heart breaks please. I've had my share.

Long story.....I just need some guidance so I guess I'll be going to pray for some here in a minute. It just flet good to write it down and get it all out.

Thanks guys for letting me spill my guts.

Thanks you guys for being my good friends.

One week left! Then Rest and Relaxation!


November 30, 2004 - Msg 25445: Alyce I hope your eye is okay.


December 01, 2004 - Msg 25446: Pipeman - Asa is in charge of the decorations - I hear his house is comparable to that of the Griswolds/Chevy Chase. I kind of see Asa looking like Chevy Chase!
Dixie - just keep your knees on the ground and your eyes looking up and you will have the guidance you need for your love life.
RevJr - your name should be "Hollywood" RevJr. Do you dress like one of them motion picture men that Jethro Bodine always dressed like? When they filmed in your fair city - they didn't cut the tree down did they?
The most exciting thing that happened in these here parts is the movie "Hoosiers" with Gene Hackmen was loosely based on a real basketball team from Milan, IN. . . which is in my county. Unfortunately the town is still stuck in 1954! None of the film was made around here though. . no big movie stars. . .
Well - take care!
Alyce - don't give any Red Rider BB Guns for Christmas. . . LOL . . .hope your eye is better!


December 01, 2004 - Msg 25447: homemaker- you beat me to the punch...Red Rider BB gun, LOL. I've seen the documentary on that very Milan team on espn classic. Great story. And, no, I'm no Dash Riprock. Although, I was an "extra" in a Pepsi commercial with Richard Petty (filmed @ Darlington) years ago. I think the payment was a case of Pepsi. Dixie- hang in there. Homemaker gave the best advice you could have ever gotten. Alyce-I don't mean to make light of your injury. Hope everything is okay. Sounds like Dr. Hazel hit the nail on the head. Did anybody watch Jeopardy last night? I think Ken Jennings "threw" the game. There were too many answers he missed that you just knew he knew! Even I knew the Final Jeopardy. I think he met ALL the goals he had set out to accomplish, and was just ready to move on with his life. Either ALL that or he just had a major brain cramp.

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25448: now can i say welcome to december, i was a day early yesterday. dixie= homemaker put it so elaqonatly the only think i could add is life has no guarentees except we can't get out alive. alyce= hazel said it best about your eye. your house sounds fantastic, can we have a party over there next year to check the sturdiness don't you know? home maker= thanks for letting us know that asa decorates the porch, say it's starting to look a lot like christmas. rev jr= i thought ken jennings threw that one. kinda makes you wonder if it was a ratings fix? what one christmas deceration or gift do you prize most? my wife and mine is a huge wooden manger i bought her in 63. first year she hung around everyday.ha. we lived in a small trailer- she wanted a nativity set, she was talking small. on way home one day i saw a big wooden one in the window of a furniture store. i asked the owner if it was for sale he said 30 dollars. i took it home and if you took both sticks of furniture out and held your breathe it would fit. within 5 years that is the first thing that comes out. now from the useless trivia deptartment=== why is it that when a meter maid gives a parking ticket, she is double parked? citizens arrest. lol, glad your back sterling, we missed you. pipeman

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25449: Hello porhsters. Busy day for me yesterday!
I see County Nurse is back! Welcome back! Hope you are no worse for wear. Rafe still won't take his shot!
We elected pipeman as mayor while you were gone.
Three way with Stoner/Pike and pipeman.
P-man - I remember those bubbling lights. It was hard to keep them up straight!
If anyone here remembers candle on the tree,
then tell me your secret to old age! teehee
Paper chains, etc too. Did you ever make ornaments by twisting wrapping paper around the point of a pencil? They took a long time to make but were pretty cool.
I like "Mary's Boy Child" by Boni Em and Go tell it on the Mountain that Jesus Christ is born!
Mr Darlin's Cuz
Nat Pike say that a penny struck by lightning is worth 6 cents!

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25450: Pipe- why do you park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25451: Pipeman,Here's one: I went into a bookstore and asked where the "self-help" books were located, and the clerk said, "If I show you, wouldn't that defeat the purpose?" tee hee
MDC (Just bein' silly)

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25452: good one MDC! Mind if I use that one around the office?

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25453: Oh Happy Day! Found me another job-$2 more an hour and no running around on my feet all day doing hard manual labor! I had to look for something that would allow me to work around my daughter's college schedule-she's studying to be a nurse.I'll be able to keep Laci the days she's at school & work the other days.What a relief! Now Rev.Jr.,I still plan on working for you when your BBQ sauce business goes global,so don't fret! Ha Ha By the way,I can vouch for all of Rev.Jr's Hollywood tales-they do film a lot of movies up around Florence -all over SC really. Forrest Gump was filmed in Walterboro,SC.Remember the school bus that young Forrest gets on his first day of school? I've seen it! We get excited about stuff like this,don't we Rev? Loved your Randy Quaid story too! I'd have to go up to somebody & quote a movie line like that also-just couldn't help myself!
Congrats to Alyce on the new house & hope your eye will get better soon.
Y'all will soon see a CNN report on a major power outage in Utah if Asa strings up any more lights than usual for Christmas!
Well,it's been a long day.Just wanted to check in and share my news & say "Howdy!"
P.S. Hey to County Nurse! I remember ya-you're in NC,right? And hang in there Dixie.He's out there somewhere-really.
possum under a rock

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25454: Hey Possum, thats great news, $2.00 an hour more? Hot dog! What will you be doing with your new job?


December 01, 2004 - Msg 25455: Sure, go for it.
What's for dinner tonight?
We're having sliced polish sausage in a pasta sauce with chopped onions and green pepper!
Mmm good!

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25456: That's "sure, REV JR, go for it"

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25457: Oops, MDC

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25458: Great to hear from ya Possum! Congrats on the new job.(I'm still counting on you for down the road). I'm really happy for you. I know how special Laci is to you and being able to be there for her means a lot. And you're right, we tend to get a little worked up when those movin' picture show people come to town. But don't worry homemaker, we never let 'em cut down the tree. Unless, of course, it was crucial to the story.

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25459: Thanks mdc. We posted at the same time. Supper sounds great. Well, headin' out. See y'all later.

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25460: Alyce, you've already been given good advice, but I'll second it. Any eye injury needs to be evaluated by a doctor, and I'd be a pretty sorry nurse if I tried to make a long-distance judgment and suggest otherwise. Chances are, everything's okay, but it's not worth the risk.

It's good to hear from you, Sterling, and I'm proud of you for taking the high road. It's so hard to do sometimes, but you'll never regret it. On the other hand, if you get into a confrontation, there's always a good chance that you will say or do something that you will regret. Even though your wife may feel the same way you do, the woman is still her mother, and a small part of her will not like to see her mother put down, however much she deserves it. Just pray for a way to make your own wishes known, gently but firmly, and don't back down. Remain kind and patient, but don't back down. Compromise in every way you possibly can, but set some reasonable limits and stick to them. She'll probably have two or three hissy fits, but ultimately she'll get over them. Have a clear understanding with your wife ahead of time so you can present a united front, and remember that you absolutely cannot lose your temper. Anyone who can make you lose your temper controls the situation, no exceptions. God bless you!

Well, I'm off to work. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25461: possum= i'm so happy for you, you sure dserve the break, thank god everything worked out. sterling= if you haven't read the archives spot was in a wreck, doing pretty good. just got a beautifull black truck that he can't drive for a month so we're takingturns for him. i quess we could go ice fishing at christmas.this way you couldn't go for christmas to mil. mdc= i'm on my way to supper and shooting the breeze. good useless trivia. from the useless trivia files; if god hadn't given us chins, how would we put pillow cases on pillows? asa= i'll bet your decorations are beautifull sure would like to see them. romeena= why not send the plum to work starting next year and you live the liesure life? rev jr= good thing none of the mayors ever got excited about those movie people. ha. good night- pleasant dreams all. pipeman

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25462: Have a nice evenin' all! It's officially decenber, so it's time that I break out the squeezin's I've been savin' all year (for special occasions only, of course!)
Mr Darlin's Cuz (Where's Briscoe been anyways?)

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25463: We need some good pickin' and grinnin' to to lift the porch spirits! mdc

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25464: hello everyone...
I actually went to the DR this morning. She said my eye was fine...will clear up on its on..when it gets late in the day and I am tired, it starts hurting..but it also doesnt help that my youngest daughter hit me in the head with a corner of a book right above that same eye today. My kids sure do a number on me.

Anyway...the house is looking good. They are still working on the roof. And the weather seems to look good for the next few days..

One of my favorite Christmas songs is.. "Mary, Did You Know" I love that song!
I just bought a new Christmas CD by Bebe can only get it at Starbucks..It is very good..I recommend it..


December 01, 2004 - Msg 25465: Just checking in. Good night, porchsters!
Charlotte Tucker

December 01, 2004 - Msg 25466: Hey to the PORCH! It's December in matter how you say it, it's still COLD!

County Nurse , my first post on the porch was back in about 96...WOW! Good to see you back!

Pipe I'm still here...just been running faster'n a jack rabbitt after a carrot truck...things are crazy around here right now, but I still want my turn drivin, er...I mean taking care of SPOT's truck!

Favorite Christmas songs....I do one often call "Hand of Sweet Release" that I love. I do a lot of Gaither songs...only better than that "Guy" feller (just kidding, buddy!).

Ya'll be good...have a Mayberry kinda evening...


December 01, 2004 - Msg 25467: Oh...and while my first post was somewhere around 96...I was gone for a while myself...glad I found my way home...


December 02, 2004 - Msg 25468: Does anyone know what DVD "Opie the Birdman" is on? I want to buy it for Christmas. Thanks,

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25469: LISAANN .. The Episode "Opie The Bird Man " has not been released yet on DVD ,it aired in season 4 .I dont think its on any VHS tapes of the show either.It wasnt among the 16 episodes that were originally released to public domain a few years ago that were put on DVDs ,and the first season DVDs just came out
Maybery deputy

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25470: Good morning everyone! A little chilly on the Hoosier porch - glad I had a good fire in the woodstove last nite!


December 02, 2004 - Msg 25471: good morning everyone. homemaker= i won't say it's cold here but when i stepped out on the porch this morning with a very hot cup of coffee, it froze solid in 15 seconds flat. goober= good to see. better hurry on driving spot's black beauty cause i'll bet spot will be wheeling around soon, at least i pray to the lord that it's so. mdc= with that year old squessins, i think the whole porch's spirits will be lifted very high. alyce= thank the lord for your eye report. will your porch be ready for a porchsters new years celebration? mayberry deputy= good morning- hope you have a great day. pipeman

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25472: Morning everyone...
Off today to go shopping for my hubby! (think I'll hit Vicki's secret)

Pipeman: I sure hope the porch is at least ready by new years. I hope the contractor can start on that in the next few weeks. THat will be the first thing he does I think. Something special about those porches, huh? The rest of the house..I am guessing Feb./March.

yall have a super great Mayberry kinda day!


December 02, 2004 - Msg 25473: Mornin' porchsters! Bless your heart Alyce! Looks like you may need to start wearing safety goggles around the house. Remember "Hee Haw?" They used to sing "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all"....hang in there, we don't want that to be your theme song. Good luck with the house.

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25474: Good Morning! It feels good here in Florida. Cooled off ya know.

Well I have a final tonight...yech! But then I'll basically be through... Hooray!

Thank you to you guys for the encouragement. You do wonders fro me when I feel sad. And I did feel sad the other day but no I feel good!

Talking to God is better than any tonic!

Later I have a Reader's Digest funny to tell. Stick around!

Love and Prayers to all

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

"Oh there's no place like home for the holidays. For no matter how far away you roam. When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly face. For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home."

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25475: I love Hee Haw!

Vicki's Secret huh?.... I love their scent Heavenly... makes me feel purty.


December 02, 2004 - Msg 25476: Dixie- your talk of Finals is giving me flashbacks. I graduated from college 20 years ago but I still have nightmares that I'm taking a final that I didn't study for at all. Whew...breaking out in a sweat here!

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25477: Thanks Mayberry Deputy, I've been knocking my brains out trying to figure out which DVD it was on. I'm new at this Mayberry stuff. My husband and I have just started collecting DVD's of Mayberry.

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25478: Hey porchsters. I'm asking for prayers for my little girl. She's being rejected by kids at school again and is very hurt. They got into science groups yesterday and some girls actually told her she couldn't be in their group. Kids are so mean sometimes. She's very quiet and has a form of autism so her social skills aren't the greatest. Sometimes she doesn't talk about topics everyone else does and sometimes if she does get on the right topic, she keeps repeating the same stuff. I can see where she can be trying but she's not a mean or spiteful kid. I wish they'd just give her a break. She's very pretty and she has a good heart. I keep praying for her to just find one good friend. Anyway...I need to think about something less depressing. Thank you all for listening. Wonder if she'd find a friend if she lived in Mayberry. I can imagine if she lived in Mayfield (Beaver's town), that mean Judy girl would be one of the ones picking on her! Hope you all have a Mayberry day.
Charlotte Tucker

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25479: Rev, I pulled a few "all-nighters" in my college days! Thank God those are long gone!
Dix, I survived on cliff notes to get me thru Shakespeare's Complete works! "Whew", is right!
Alyce, V's Secret for your hubby's gift? I'm confused!
P-man, ever watch the Andy Williams Christmas Shows when you were growing up? I sure miss that kind of program. I tried watching the Jessica Simpson show last nite but it sure was not the same at all.(in my humble opinion)tho I am glad they sang some Christian songs.
Has anyone ever heard Joseph's Song? Not too well known, but it is the whole birth etc from HIS perspective!Very neat.
pipeman (and others), with that coffee freezing so fast i bet you do some ice skating and ice fishing too!
Well, we better get these decorations put on the porch and plan the big porch Christmas party!

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25480: CT- we posted at the same time. Definitely prayers for your daughter.
Is she mainstreamed? Would a specail class be a thought?
Just a thought on my end looking in.
prayers for all the poirh!

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25481: CT- Prayers for your daughter. I know how tough it can be on kids. Especially the peer pressure. My daughters are 11 & 12. You can really be surprised by the good in them sometimes. My youngest had enough of other kids teasing this one girl with speech problems, so she stood up to them and told 'em to quit picking on this girl. I've never been prouder. That was about 5 years ago and they've been great friends ever since. So hang in there, all your daughter needs is that one kid to befriend her. That kid is probably out there right now....she's gonna have enough of the other kids being mean and she's gonna step up.

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25482: alyce= why do they call it vicks secreat when they advertise to the world ha? charlotte tucker= prayers for your girl. grown- ups can be mean also. dixie= you'll do better on the exam than you think, i have faith in you. rev jr= be carefull my friend or you'll date yourself like me. ha. it was 32 years ago i recieved my bachlor's. still didn't get the girls knocking on my door so why call it a bachlor's degree if your married? confused yet? great advise rev jr. mdc = sure did watch andy williams, perry como, tony bennett and dean martin christmas specials. SPEAKING OF SPECIALS I'D LIKE TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WATCH SUNDAY NIGHT AT 7PM ON ABC THE MOVIE 5 PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, C.T. MAYBE YOUR DAUGHTER WILL BUILD SELF ESTEEM TOO. THIS GUY THOUGHT HIS LIFE WAS A WASTE AND ONE DAY A 5 YEAR OLD BOY IS ABOUT TO BE KILLED ON A CARNIVAL RIDE HE DIVES, THROWS THE BOY. WHEN HE GOT TO HEAVEN HIS FIRST WORDS WERE IS THE BOY OK? i've read the book and it's uplifting. be great one to discuss what we thought about it on monday. mdc= we don't have to put up icicle lights here. on ice fishing i'm trying to get sterling to go. he lives in wiscosin where it's done. pipeman

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25483:

CT Prayers for your girl. She sounds very nice. I hope she finds her a bestest-of-the-best-goooood-buddy-always-there-for-you-friend real soon b/c they will make things much better for her. I know. My friends are my life lines and they know that I'd do anything for them too.

I have that nightmare too Rev. Makes you all nervous and jumpy the next day. I keep feeling like I have forgotten something huge..... I wonder what?

MDC I confess to Clif Notes a few times too. Sometimes they were the only way I understood it!


December 02, 2004 - Msg 25484: We posted at the sdame time pipeman Thank you for the faith. Sounds like a good movie there. I'll have to check it out.


December 02, 2004 - Msg 25485: SAME time... same time... wow I have problems typing! It almost looks like a bad word huh?


December 02, 2004 - Msg 25486: Pipe- read Mitch Albom's first book "Tuesdays with Morrie" and loved it. Thought the movie was not bad. Doesn't it always seem the book is better than the movie? Except for the epic movie "Shag, The Movie" filmed partially in Florence, SC. I'M JUST KIDDING! Anyway, reckon I'll watch "The 5 People You Meet In Heaven" before I read it. Was hoping to get the book for Christmas.

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25487: pipeman, I said hello for you at the western site. Everyone misses you! Cowgirl, abby, lucas, and a few new folk. Come on over pardner.
Yes, i also recall those other Christmas specials you mentioned.
Do you remember the time when the friday after thanksgiving was more for the kids than for the almighty dollar?
At the 2 main malls here in the 60's, Santa would arrive in a helicopter, and a whole throng of kids would meet him in the parking lot, lots of carols would be sung and they even had cookies and drinks for all. Nowadays, it's stores opening at 5 am with some cheapo dvd player to lure you in! Sorry to unload, but I sure miss the
childhood days of the 60's!
Think I'll watch 'wonderful life' tonight.
Hope all the exams go well dixie.
Boo- I hope your trip goes ok.
APB for Mary W, Mrs Wiley, Auh20, briscoe , ed sawyer, county nurse, etc...rocking chair and comforter waitin' for ya, and year-old squeezin's
and/or cider all around.

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25488: Good suggestion about Christmas, pipeman. Although sitting on the ice for hours at a time feeling like a side of beef in a freezer is not exactly my cup of tea. And I don't drink tea. Well, sometimes I drink peppermint tea, but it has to be decaf. But thank you for the suggestion!
And thank you Romeena for the good advice! Luckily I wasn't born with a bad temper, so that's no problem. Presenting the united front with my wife could be more trickier though, unfortunately.

Prayers for your daughter, Charlotte. I agree with Rev. Jr. and Dixie that your daughter will find a friend or two and that will help alot. She definitely sounds like a good kid! I remember when I was in grade school and this new kid came to class. Well, he had kind of a long and different sounding name(something I could relate to) and when the teacher introduced him and said his name, the other kids laughed and giggled. All except me. Well, when he went to his seat(with the kids still giggling), which was right next to mine, he leaned over to me and said, "well, at least I have one friend." And we were best friends after that.
That's when I discovered that I, a shy kid who didn't talk much, could make friends even by just being nice. So there is definitely a friend waiting out there for your daughter.

-Sterling Holobyte

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25489: CHARLOTTE.. I hope your daughter finds a friend among the kids, and hopefully what she has gone through with the mean spirited ones will make the young lady stronger
MDC .. what is the website where the western board you and PIPEMAN are on is at ,Id like to check it out

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25490: LISA ANN.. Be careful in collecting Andy DVDs I have seen 8 or 10 different ones and they all have a different combination of the 16 public domain episodes ,there is also one out that I got last Christmas that has all 16 PD eps on it and then there is the first season set that was just released ,the reviews of it here on the porch has been real good
ALYCE.. how goes the house ?

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25491: Charlotte, I am sorry to read that about your Daughter. That makes my blood boil when I see how mean little kids can be. I do hope she can find a true friend there and do well. I'll be praying for your family. That stuff just ruffles me big time.


December 02, 2004 - Msg 25492: Mayberry Deputy, go to
It is all about the old show "the rifleman."
Then scroll down the left side til you see
"welcome to northfork message board", and click on it. Then you can post as we do here.
Mostly cowboy talk. (But, like here, lots of topics are discussed) My handle there is Wyatt Earp, and all rustlers, sodbusters and greenhorns are welcome to join in. We do need a new guy to run the chuckwagon for those long cattle drives!
Pipeman was our Doc adams, but the marshall run 'im out o town a ways back! Aint seen him since.
What's for supper tonight?
Ya all have a nice porch evening. I see asa wrapped some lights around all the porch posts!
looks good,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25493:
Howdy Folks,

MDC, Thanks for the concern with the APB. It has been a crazy month here. We had both cars and the septic system go down at about the same time. YIKES!

Dixie, Rev Jr. & MDC Your posts about finals gave me the sweats. Rev. Jr. I received my BA about 20 years ago also.

Well, just thought I'd stop by before I hit the hay.

Night all,

December 02, 2004 - Msg 25494: Thanks, porchsters for your kind words about my daughter (She's not much of a little girl anymore since she's taller than I am, but she's just 12). You always come through and make a body feel better. Yes, she is in a regular classroom. She actually makes average grades and does pretty well. Most people wouldn't really know she has trouble. They just thinks she's odd.
Hang in there on them tests, Dixie. Best of luck to you and yers! Sterling and Rev Jr.: Those were encouraging stories from both of you. Good for you and your kids! I know there are nice people out there. I just hope she runs into one to become a best friend with! pipeman, that movie on Sunday sounds like a good one. Doubt if I'll be home since the kids have a church program that night. Will try to remember to tape it.
Charlotte Tucker

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25495: Good Friday porch. Hope you have a great day and a better weekend.
Mannhiem Steamroller is in Salt Lake tonight and we have front row seats. Yep, music under the stars.... unless it clouds up, course that won't matter cause we are indoors. So just music tonight.Course none of you live anywhere's close to Salt Lake so I guess it don't matter. Why don't you go ahead and disregard this post altogether. Go back to whatever you were doing. What were you doing?


December 03, 2004 - Msg 25496: Hey Y'all! How many Oscars DID that epic movie Shag,actually win,Rev.Jr? I lost count! Ha ha! You crack me up!
New job will be customer service. Folks will call for airline,hotel reservations & such. I'm not calling them-I sit (what a wonderful word!) and wait for them to call.Sure hope it works out well.I'll let y'all know.
Kids are so cruel sometimes Charlotte.Sure hope you daughter can rise above all of it.
Good luck with your tests,Dixie!
Did something happen with Boo? I was thinking about her last night.I recall her sister posted awhile back to tell us that Boo moved in with her mom.I certainly hope no kind of turmoil is going on in her life-separation,sickness,death,etc.Does anybody know what's happened to her? I hope it's just the upheaval of moving that is keeping her away from the Porch. Prayers for Boo-miss you!
Y'all have a good day! Think I'll leave some Krispy Kremes and coffee on the Porch for y'all today-enjoy! Love to all!
possum under a rock

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25497: Oh,about Christmas songs- "Mary Did You Know?" is a wonderful contemporary song. Wynonna & Kenny Rogers duet on it.Ever heard that one? Simply lovely.

possum again

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25498: Hello everyone..
I was gone all day yesterday and didnt get to catch up with you guys. My computer is awfully slow this morning too..

CT: I do hope your daughter finds a sweet friend out there soon. Kids are so very mean..well..some kids. I just pray that my girls will be kind when they reach school age. But its up to me and my husband too!

Pipeman: yes, we have a little joke around here that Victoria doesnt have any secrets anymore.

MDC: Whats to be confused about? Yes, a gift for my hubby for our anniversary..but the gift is on me! Dont want to get too personal and out of taste..but yea, that is part of my gift to him. We havent been away together alone since our first child was born almost 4 years ago..So it will be a nice surprise.

OH..MDC, I think...I watched the Nick and Jessica show..I think they are cute..them and the shows they do...(but of course that is my generation) Yes, there were Christian songs..her father used to be a preacher man!

See ya later


December 03, 2004 - Msg 25499: Possum..Yes, I love that favorite..I may have posted that a couple days ago..I havent heard it this year yet though. I think Mark Lowry does it too. I think that is his name. The Christian comedian that performs on Gaither shows too, I think.

Oh Mayberry Deputy: THe house is going well. They finished the roof yesterday. It is so amazing how it is assembled. When I get pictures of the inside I will make an album on Snapfish and have yall access it.


December 03, 2004 - Msg 25500: Alyce - actually MMark Lowry wrote the song "Mary Did You Know?"
I am so happy the Family Channel does the 25 Days of Christmas - makes my life happy in the evenings. . the boys love the shows (old and new).


December 03, 2004 - Msg 25501: Oh thanks HM for that info...good to know..but he does perform the song too, right?


December 03, 2004 - Msg 25502: Mornin' porchsters! Possum- I think "Shag, The Movie" was nominated for.....alright, I can't keep this up. BTW, we're probably the only folks on the porch that know that the "shag" is the official dance of SC. You do this dance to "beach music." Not surfer music like the Beach Boys or Jan & Dean. More so like old R&B with a beat. Hard to explain without seeing it in person. Asa- maybe I can get reservations, tix, etc., through Possum! Alyce-sounds like the house is really coming along. auh2o- I received my B.S. 20 years ago. However, most folks that know me say I had earned that degree by the time I was in junior high. (sorry, couldn't resist). Pipe-what's for supper? Those Krispy Kremes went fast.

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25503: Yes Alyce - he also performs the song too. . .I really like his version. . .I like Kathy Mattea's version as well.
I am taking a half of day - I have a terrible headache that I cannot shake. So - I'll probably see you all on Monday. . .


December 03, 2004 - Msg 25504: Rev Jr..what year was this Shag movie made.

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25505: sterling= good too hear from you. yeah i told about my coffee freezing in 15 seconds and mdc or rev said i should go ice fishing. i told them you were the only one that could .i'm with you, unless it's like a home- they can forget me and the fish go thier way. on sunday night abc at 7pm a great movie, should be a lot like wonderfull life. 5 people you meet in heaven, then we're going to critique it here monday. pipeman

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25506: homemaker= prayers that your headache will be better. rev jr. bbq ribs bring the sauce, mashed potatoes, salads, corn on the cob, choice of drink and sweet tater pie, lemon ice box cake and vanilla ice cream. mdc= i'll have to moseyover that way in a day or two, i'm not feeling real chipper today. mayberry deputy= we have a lot of fun on the western site. it was down this summer but active and wyatt aka mdc and i doc overlap conversation . you could be northfork deputy, or the deputy (remember that shoe) then both sites would be easy name wise. everyone else and county nurse hope you have a great day. asa= how's the porch decorations coming? you sure do a great job can hardly wait for you to plug them in. mayor pipeman

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25507: Alyce- the critically acclaimed "Shag, The Movie" (partially filmed in Florence, SC) was shot in 1989. It's the story of 4 best friends that set off to Myrtle Beach for one last "fling" before one of the friends gets married. Once they reach the Myrtle Beach city limits, hilarity ensues! Okay, here's the real scoop. Don't bother with this movie, even if it happens to be on cable. It was bad. Pipeman- I'm in on supper, sounds great.

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25508: Hey Everyone! I got into class last night and Woosh! We were allowed to use our notes (Essay Test). Absolutely marvelous! I had been praying and praying and when it came time to study yesterday something kept whispering "Don't worry about it." Now I know it was God telling me every little thing would be OK!

Well. Almost through! Just one more test next Wed. But it won't be tough. I can't wait to get our decorations up at the house. I've been too busy with school and Mama always leaves me incharge of decorating for Christmas since it is my favorite holiday!

Soooo MDC This here western website... I know you said it was for the Rifleman but do you ever talk about John Wayne (Gotta Love 'em)? Maybe I could be Miss Dixie? After all my full name here is Miss Dixie Belle Edwards. WHo gave me that? I don't remember now it's been too many years. Maybe it was ~Des~.....

Any hoo just thought I would check in. Thank you fot the well wishes!


December 03, 2004 - Msg 25509: Dix, yup, ANYTHING western and a bit that aint, just to keep it interestin'. I'd be funny if we all got alter-alter egos over at that board too!
Possum - Boo was with her parents, but also had a dec trip pl;anned for CO. Hope it all is going ok with her.
With your new job you can be our sarah, Wonder what happened to sara who was here for a while?
Prayers for HM and all the porch and families etc.
Alyce= ok, now I get it!! (and auh2o said he got hot from the finals talk)haha (Have fun!)
Pipeman - dinner of ribs sounds great! I'll be there with my snowboots on! Hope the ice cream dont turn into hockey pucks! I sure misss hockey!
Liked to watch it after nascar. Hope they work it out.
Mary W, my Cards play your Lions this week.
CT - maybe a few choice tags eps would help your dear daughter! Tho aimed at boy bullies, it may still be a discussion starter with her.
Sterling - ya get my email reply?
hang in there man!
Have a wonderful weekend. Let's make it a great season of sharing and prayin and loving and keeping our eye on the PRIZE thru the whole thing!
Well, I think I'll just set and have a slice of Aunt Bea's gooseberry pie and sing a few bars of Sourwood Mountain.

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25510: Prayers contine for FLOYD's wife!

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25511: Dixie: So glad the testing went well!!

MDC: Yep..we hope to have fun ;-)

RevJr: Actually...if I am correct..I think I liked that movie when it came out (I was 12 in 89 though) Is this a line from it.... "I want to go to WILD parties and meet boys"
Me and some girlfriends watched it and that was a line from it that just "stuck" and I just happened to be good at reciting that line, so all my girlfriends..and their mother..made me say it...all the time!


December 03, 2004 - Msg 25512: MDC- I miss hockey too! Got hooked on it when a minor league (ECHL) team came to town about 8 years ago. Great sport, even better in person. I was lucky enough to go to the ECHL all star game one year, courtesy of ESPN (long story). Met Barry Melrose. Was a wonderful experience.

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25513: Alyce- even though "Shag, The Movie" (partially shot in Florence, SC) was critically acclaimed, I can't recall any of the lines. I'm sure you're right, though.

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25514: Rev Jr..Who knows...That was a long time ago..and I thought it was just called "Shag"...I was so little..I could very well be wrong..but it sounds right...a bunch of girls riding around in a convertable and staying at a beautiful big historical home in the south.

Well my 3 yr old is decorating the tree...I think I might have to rearrange just a bit after she goes to bed..


December 03, 2004 - Msg 25515: Greetings!

Sorry I haven't been around lately, it's that time of year, donchaknow! I was able to take a little trip up to northern Michigan last weekend after Thanksgiving and all we did there was sit around and play cards! The snow was falling and falling, but we were all snug as bugs sitting in a log cabin in the middle of the north woods. Sure does repair the soul!

Alyce, I bet I know what your tree looks like. They had a commercial on here locally a few years back, where several young children were shown decorating a tree. The camera shots were all done up close, but at the end of the commercial they had a shot of the tree from farther away, and the bottom of the tree was just lovely, but there wasn't an ornament on it above about 3 feet from the ground! So cute!

What happened to Floyd's wife? I must have missed something. I sure hope she is doing okay.

MDC, congratulations on the Cards win this weekend. (I know but I am a little down on my Lions lately!) I am looking forward to watching Ben Wallace play with the Pistons tonight. You all probably saw that awful fight at the Palace a couple weeks ago. Well, that was me, the man in the white hat that threw the cup on Ron Artest, NOT! As you all know, I am just a beautiful little girl who is missing her front teeth! ;)

Asa, regarding message 25495, I am not going to tell you!....and I sure hope you had fun at that concert!

Well, guess I better run, the Pistons are going to be playing in 20 minutes, and I have a few chores yet to do!

Have a great Mayberry Evening y'all!
Mary Wiggins

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25516: good evening everyone. prayers and love for all. mdc= posted something on the western site this morning not sure what as i was feeling a little rough. finally found one difference in us- i never can understand ice hockey now roller derby where you skated until you beat each other up i got.ha. dixie= that was god in one ear and me in the other ear. remem ber i said you'd do just fine. hope everyone enjoyed their supper tonight. donuts and coffee for breakfast in morning. i have a men's prayer breakfast so help yourselves. county nurse, sara, emma, banjo jerry, ky moonshiner, a lot of folks i'll keep in prayers. sand in the left eye , sand in the right eye, wasn't that about the dumbest childrens bedtime ryme? lol. FLOYD AND HIS WIFE PRAYERS. SPOT= PRAYING FOR YOU BUDDY. HOPE YOUR BACK AMONGST US SOON. PIPEMAN

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25517: MW-Since hockey is on strike, and given the recent actions in Detroit, maybe we could change the old saying to "I went to a fight and a basketball game broke out."Alyce- you're exactly right about "Shag, The Movie" (partially filmed in Florence,SC). Okay, enough is enough. No more from me about that movie.Pipeman- I second your prayers for Floyd and his wife/and our buddy "the Ga.Peach" Spot!

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25518: Mary Wiggins..OH my tree is just funny...and I hate to redo what she has done..but I am going to have to spruce it up a little..I could let it go though.. You are right though..not much at all on the top..or the sides, or the back..but clusters of ornaments in other places..and she thinks it is just is so sweet!

Rev:Ok..enough about that movie!

Why isnt TAGS on tonight? I dont think I have ever seen the Christmas episode and that is tonights theme on TVLand. Oh well..

I am so tired, but baking I better check them..


December 03, 2004 - Msg 25519: Snowbound in a log cabin in the woods, with plenty of provisions and good company must have been great Mary!
Asa, the porch decortions are looking splendid!
I like the little manger scene that you added too!
My, it is a nice evening to relax!
pipeman, thanx for the return of doc adams!
Northfork sure needed a good doc!
Dix and rev, better look in on us!
Good even to you all.

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25520: How about the Christmas song by 4Him enti-tled "Such a Strange Way to Change the World"? I love that 'un. Anybody heard of it?
Charlotte Tucker

December 03, 2004 - Msg 25521: Good evening, everyone. I just got home from a 2-day bus trip with church friends - we went to Marshall, TX and also to Jefferson, TX. Good friends, good food, good shopping. There is a huge pottery in Marshall. I bought some really neat stuff, though none of it is actually pottery! Just some charming Christmas stuff. My neighbor came over and fed little Plum while I was gone, and let her out of the bedroom for a while each time. She was glad to see her mommy, and I was glad to see her!

It's good to see everyone again. CT, I'm sorry that the kids are being mean to your daughter. I wish just one champion would stand up to them, because the whole bunch would soon follow. All it takes is a leader.

Well, I'm going to put my tired bones to bed. I think the Plum is ready for a cuddle, too. Everyone have a great weekend, and Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena