December 09, 2004 - Msg 25626: Hey to the porch,
Passing thru on the way to work at Goober's gas station. Have a great holiday, and remember,
Go out and be somebody.

Sp00ky Benson

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25627: Boy I aint been here in a while. It sure is nice to sit on the front porch and just rock. I wonder if Andy is going to make some home made ice cream. Yummmmmmmmm.

Uncle Ollie

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25628: Uncle Ollie? The Uncle Ollie? Is this THEE Uncle Ollie that started the porch?


December 09, 2004 - Msg 25629: No I first started on the porch back when it was very young but I didn't start it. We use to have a GREAT time on here. Is MPO and Rafe still around?

Uncle Ollie

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25630: Rev jr, what, no hog jowls? Briscoe would never attend! haha
Ro - thanks for the info, my sister was a nurse for many year, and had capping day in 1960! certainly not a time when jumping up on a bed to do CPR was even a figment of the imagination.
In fact, nurses jobs were much different back then,more like what the aides do today, but still more if you know what i mean.
Were you the one who recently watched Opie's Charity? I watched it last night with some others on that disc. Ronnie Howard was sure a good actor. Loved the whole "poor horatio" vinyette.
How many shows did the "original" floyd? So different from the other floyd. Just not cast well for that part.
You get a line, I'll get a pole, honey,
you get a line, I'll get a pole, babe,
you get a line, i'll get a pole,
we'll go down to the crawdad hole,
honey, baby, mine.
WELCOME back to Ollie, spooky and others.
Anyone here still have a Christmas gift received
as a child?
I still have a checkerboard and checkers that i got when i was 9 !
Good day to all, and prayers for all!

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25631: PS - good prayer Mrs Wiley, good to see you posting again too. Any one seen boo?

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25632: Hey Ollie, Rafe and MPO don't visit often, but do pop in every now and again. Good to see you. I would have hollered at everyone and tell them you were coming but I don't know what make maroon is.:)

P.S. We did get the parking lot at the gas works paved over this past summer.

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25633: Well thanks Asa, I need to get back here more often and I sure will be glad when TV Land gets back to the black and white shows. See ya all

Uncle Ollie (A decoy, Shazaam)

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25634: welcome back to spooky benson and uncle ollie. i'm pipeman, aka mayor pipeman and all in between. sure would be interesting to have some post in color- tis the season you know. ro- you go girl- if you want to wish them a merry CHRISTmas go for it. ALYCE= you might want to check my post to you, it was just put in the archives this morning. rev jr= spare no expense for the party. infact add an extra $100 for anything you forgot. any kind of pies you want is fine. mdc= i still have a red ryder bb gun from my 9th birthday, have to use kentucky windage to hit anything. WHICH WAY IS EVERYONE BUFFALO POINTING ON YOUR NICKEL? MINE IS POINTING NORTH. mayor pipeman

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25635: Hey Pipe & MDC- I don't think they had the Red Ryder brand around here when I was a kid. But I do still have the Daisy bb gun I got when I was about 11 or 12. Howdy to Asa.....Hello to spooky and uncle ollie. I'm Rev.Jr. from SC, fairly new to porch (Sept.?)..nice to meet ya. How's that list coming Alyce? Remember, one thing at a time. Possum- your days of leisure (ha!) are coming to an end quick! Mrs. Wiley- good prayer. Spot- hope your appointment w/ Dr. went well. Come on boy, get out of that chair!

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25636: See pipeman- both of us have gifts from when we were 9. This is too much! MDC

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25637: SpOOky Benson!? THE spOOky that used to man Checkpoint Chickie? Great to see you!! And Uncle Ollie, I haven't seen you in an age either! Did you remember to bring your goosedown pillow?

~ Mrs. Wiley

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25638: hello everyone ,porch looks like its been busy today ,looks like Christmas time brings folks back home ,,welcome back Uncle Ollie and Spooky
ALYCE ..REV.JR. gave some good advice ,just take things one at a time and you will not be overwhelmed

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25639: My first time on the porch. It's great. I'll visit more often
Dr. Breen

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25640: Welcome Dr. Breen! Careful though, I can speak from's addictive! Been visiting since September. You won't find a nicer group of folks. Even though I'm a "short-timer" I consider them ALL to be my friends. Just watch out for Pipeman, he's the mayor of this porch and he'll make you sweep every chance he gets!

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25641: Howdy DR, BREEN... welcome to the porch ,its a friendly place,pull up a rocker .REV JR. is addictive ,this is the first place I come every day when I get on the old PC .
CHARLOTTE .. hope your pup is doing better ,might be worth a trip to the vet
PIPEMAN .. my buffaloes pointing south ,does that make it rare

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25642: Hey M.D. Makes it real rare if your pointing north while it's pointing south. How much ya want for it?


December 09, 2004 - Msg 25643: Evenin' everyone. Thanks so much for all the good dog advice!
Charlotte Tucker

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25644: Oh Charlotte, I meant to mention and forgot, we feed our little Barney Iams dry dog food. Suppose to be top notch and he enjoys it.


December 09, 2004 - Msg 25645: asa= does it count if the buffalo's head is pointing north and the second head pointing south, see it's a two headed nickel or some of mdc's aged squezzings that is altering my vision. wouldn't want to cheat you ole buddy. hello doctor breen welcome. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT SOME COLOR POSTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS? do we have any porch add on construction folks? we have so many great folks here we need expansion with soft lighting and solar powered rocking chair for the old and those feeling poorly could use them. no spot, mdc,revjr, mayberry deputy no racing the rockers. tee-hee. charlotte tucker= hopefully your dog will be up to speed soon.mrs wiley= i could use a feather bed and one of them goose down pillows. remember when you'd snuggle down in the mattress and not move until it was warm outside. pleasant dreams. pipester

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25646: Hey yall
Pipeman, RevJr, MD...the list is the same..that isnt so much my problem..mainly those internal struggles that eat away at your mind. Of course, everything that I need to do doesnt help. And yes, I try to take everything one thing at a time..I dont know if I mentioned it, but..My husband and I are leaving for the weekend Sat. morning and there is much to do before then. My living quarters are quite tight and I do get frustrated over CLUTTER quite often too..anyway..I'll get better, I have had the opportunity to vent to a couple of friends about things too..Oh and Pipeman: as far as my inlaws..yes, we all dont think things through well sometimes..but I would like for them to see when they are wrong..even after I have shared my opinion..or at least care about the situation..but they dont. Sterling can probably relate better to that situation.
Ok guys..the girls are asleep, so it is time to WORK WORK WORK..

Thanks Fellas!!


December 09, 2004 - Msg 25647: testing

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25648: That was me, testing my color.

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25649: Are you feeling blue Hazel? Listenin to Elvis sing blue Christmas? teehee
The days certainly are growing short. Dark at 5:30 now here in the west, which I know aint bad compared to wisKhansin!
Think I;ll watch a few more eps from the dvd tonight.
Mayor pipeman, how about a decree that we keep Dec 25 as Christmas and not a "winter holiday!"!
Have a good evening
Mr Darlin's Cuz

December 09, 2004 - Msg 25650: hi again yall...Taking a chocolate covered cherry break from wrapping presents.
I am trying to get all the wrapping done tonight and then work on laundry tomorrow..arent yall proud of me..taking care of one project at a time.

have a good one..


December 09, 2004 - Msg 25651: Romeena, in answer to your question in the archives about how non-Christians celebrate Christmas... most non-Christians I know treat the Christmas season as a special time to get together with family and friends. A time of giving; thinking of others rather than ourselves. Sharing memories with loved ones.
- Hazel

Otis: "I came to fill my vase."

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25652: Yeah Alyce, I can relate to that.:) And to the clutter thing too actually! I hate clutter, and it seems we just buy more and more stuff to clutter things up even more. I'm glad I am like my Mom in that I am not afraid to throw things away or I think I would drown in "stuff".

So, in other words Hazel, most non-Christians celebrate Christmas in a most Christian-like manner. Interesting, don't you think?!

-Sterling Holobyte

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25653: Hey, Hazel. That's been my impression as well. However, in reading back, I see that I didn't really make my question clear. I guess I was referring to those who are so militant about wanting any Christian reference removed from the "holiday" season. If they're so opposed to the "Christ" part that they don't even want it mentioned, then what's the point of the whole thing? I have dear Jewish friends who always wish me a merry Christmas. I realize that the "Christ" part means nothing to them, but they understand that it is important to me, they respect that, and I appreciate it. These same people do exactly what you described at Christmas, and just quietly refer to it as the "holiday season", but they don't insist that I do the same thing. I've always believed that here in the US the Judeo-Christian relationship has mostly been peaceful and mutually respectful. Of course, there are certain individual exceptions, and sometimes there are wicked things done, but there are ignoramuses and bigots in any group, culture or religious system.

I think what's got my dander up is the behavior of the newly-arrived and fast-growing culture, as well as the totally atheistic crowd, all of whom seem to be so highly offended by any Christian reference. I wonder how long it will be before they insist that the sight of my friend's yarmulke is offensive to them. We were placed on red alert on 9/11. I hope we don't forget.

To each of my porch friends, I say "Merry Christmas." I trust that you know me well enough to read into that whatever applies to your personal beliefs. It's my way of saying to you that I wish you well, and wish the blessings of my Lord upon you, whether you believe in Him or not. Sugarplum just says hey! --Romeena

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25654: Happy Birthday to Floyd! And also to Salty Dog!
I agree with you, Ro, that there's extremists in every group, that give a bad name to the rest. Hey to Sugarplum!
- Hazel

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25655: MORNIN D-E-A-R-S. happy birthday floyd and salty dog. our oldest daughters birthday is dec 25th. she'll be 41, me i forget how old that makes me. ha. beakfast this morning is christmas berlinerkransers, o.j.,coffee. open until noon come by when you can. prayers for all in need. buddy ebson died at 93. jed beverly hillbillies, was original tin man but make up hewas allergic to so was dumped. for old timers he was davy crockett's pal mike. remember be sure to tip your mayor- there real moody you know. have a great day. pipeman

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25656: alyce= have a great weekend- your right some folks are just obtruse. never been my problem, i couldn't afford obtruse. now you take humility--- that's a great idea chocolate covered presents. now they can eat breakfast, unwrap gifts and clean up after themselves. THANKS HAZEL= finally some color on theporch for christmas. mdc= you got it. it is decreed that december 25 will always be refered to as christmas on this porch forever, requardless what the world calls it. ro= maybe the lord is working so hard in the non- christians hearts that they have to lash out much like the devil. sterling. always picks my day up to see you and others around. being an ole soldier my personal area'snever are cluttered. i don't worry about others areas at home. mostly i have a hard enough time finding things if there in place. ha. anyone heard from floyd on his wife? how about spot? wake up rev jr, mayberry deputy, mdc, and all you sleepy heads. lol mayor pipeman.... i have to sign mayor when an offical request is made, makes it Official don't you know. pipester.

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25657: Alright, alright, I'm gettin' up. It's rainy on this end of the porch. The kind of day where you could get your favorite blanket and stretch out on the sofa, watch your favorite old movies, drift off every now and then, and....wait a minute! I've got a wife and two kids to support, a mortgage, electric bill, water bill, gas bill, BILLS, BILLS, BILLS! I better get to work.

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25658: Welcome to Dr. Breen just don't let your sermons get as dry as dust like Rev Tucker does some times. Mrs Wiley I always bring my own pillow now because Aunt Nora always forgets it. Hey to the Porch. If honesty is the best policy how come I'm out a cap pistol.

Uncle Ollie

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25659: uncle ollie= wonder where afd, asa, spot, mdc, county nurse, mrs wiley and the others are today? in honor of buddy ebsen's death ;;; what episode of the andy griffith show did he appear? rev jr= stay home take a nap- they will have a new plan to pay bills or raise taxes. pipeman

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25660: episode #40 "Opie's Hobo Friend" he appeared as David Browne. Too late pipe, already at work. Let me know when that plan comes out....the pay bills part, not the raise taxes part.

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25661: Quit playing with the sirens, Ollie!

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25662: Hey Pipeman, in honor of Buddy...Tuskaroura!

Hey Ollie, what kind of mileage you getting nowadays?


December 10, 2004 - Msg 25663: Mr. Dave: "...Who's to say that the boy would be happier your way or mine. Why not let him decide?"
Andy: "Naww, I'm afraid it don't work that way. You can't let a young'un decide for himself. He'll grab at the first flashy thing with shiny ribbons on it. Then when he finds out there's a hook in it, it's too late. Wrong ideas come packaged with so much glitter, it's hard to convince'em that other things might be better in the long run. All a parent can do is say, 'wait, trust me'. And try to keep temptation away."

I love that quote from Andy. So true, so true, and even relevant today; maybe even more so today, especially with what hollywood is trying to teach young'uns.
-Sterling Holobyte

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25664: Thanks for the welcome everybody.Glad the weekends almost here. Gotta go down to Weaver's this weekend and do a little christmas shopping. You know, rush rush rush!
Dr. Breen

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25665: Hey Uncle Ollie, of course the black and whites are my favorites too, but 3 or 4 years ago, for some reason, I got to where I really love the color episodes. Anybody know if there is a DVD set like the first year on the homepage that has color episodes?
Dr. Breen

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25666: Why Dr Breen I like some of the color unless it has Warren in them, I just can't abide him. I don't know if they hace color episodes or not but you can search here and Asa I'm getting 15 miles per gallon.

Uncle Ollie (Fire Bug)

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25667: Sterling- How did you remember that speech? I'm impressed. Glad to see ya back Dr. Breen. In what neck of the woods do you reside? Hey Ro- just read your post above. You're right on the money. Know what kinda bugs me? When people write "xmas." I know the majority of them probably don't mean any disrespect, they just think they're using a condensed version for the sake of space. I'm sorry, it just bugs me. Maybe it's just how I was raised, but I refuse to refer to it as anything other than Christmas. (See MD, I'm very soon as I jump down off of one soapbox, I can jump right back up on another one!)

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25668: Uncle Ollie-yeah, huh, yeah, huh, yeah, huh......I'm with you, Brother! Nothing personal against the guy, I just couldn't take him either.

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25669: Now that you mention it Warren was my least favorite character too. My favorite colors are Dinner at 8, Howard going to the island, and especially all of the one's Barney is in. Rev.,Jr. I reside Pineville, N.C. about 100 miles from Mt. Airy N.C.
Dr. Breen

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25670: Dr. Breen- I'm right down the road from you...Florence, SC.

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25671: DR.BREEN.. we are almost neighbors,I live in Claremont N.C. which is on I-40 between Hickory and Statesville,Im about 45 minutes from MT.Airy .
REV.JR..... maybe you could run in the 50 yard dash and win yourself a medal

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25672: At this point in my life, I doubt I could even beat Opie.

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25673: Gotta go for know. You guys have a nice weekend. Slooow dowwwn, take it eaaasy. WHAT'S YOUR HURRRY!!
Dr. Breen

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25674: Going to Nashville tomorrow to see my grand baby, I hope Ellen Brown is still doing manicures (you know her chosen profession). She cranked my tractor. But I aint going to let no denist in the back of a store do nothing to me, I might wind up like sister Tillie, you know "The Beaver". Every body have a GREAT weekrnd.

Uncle Ollie (Welcome to checkpoint chickee)

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25675: Oh, Lord no Rev. Jr, I didn't remember the speech word for word. I probably couldn't remember my name if it wasn't sewn into my drawers ;).
There are a bunch of TAGS scenes in this nice little book I received for my Birthday one year, called "Act Like Somebody, Special Moments Of Parenting From The Andy Griffith Show". It has a bunch of quotes like that, and that one where Andy is talking to David Browne is one of my favorites!

-Sterling Holobyte

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25676: dr breen= your in some pretty country there. you live near a couple of the finest fellers i know. rev jr and mayberry deputy. possom lives down there also and saltydog so your in great company. have a great weekend. sterling= that was one of my favorites. good to see you. are you and mary wiggins going to fix supper tonight? uncle ollie= you be carefull on your trip, and of ellen brown(NOT OURS)she is unp[redictible and will tear your heart out. asa= what would a gum machine do with money anyway? hazel wins first prize. she posted in color for the holidays. all year dess and others color the porch so nice and christmas has been black and white. have a great evening and maybe mdc will let us have some of those 5 year old squeezins then if we were conscience we would have a great weekend. ha. pipeman

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25677: i need some schooling. 1. how do you make paragraphs on these contraption? 2. how do you go to color and back to black? i know too much education in my hands would be distasterious. can we take the risk? thanks for your help. homemaker= you got any reindeers in your herd of goats? any goats with shiney noses that the other goats make fun of? just teasin. thanks for any tips. pipeman

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25678: Hey, friends. Pipeman, here's how you make a paragraph. You type in (br), only you use < and > where I've used ( and ). If I had used the right symbol, it would just have made a paragraph break and wouldn't have shown up. Anyway, after you type in the command, you hit enter once to make a blank line. Otherwise, the next paragraph will start directly under the last one. Also, when you want to find out how something was done, go to the top of your screen, click on "View", then on "Page Source" and it will take you to a weird looking version of the porch that shows all the command symbols as they're used. Hope this helps.

Rev Jr., that BBQ sauce is some kind of good stuff! I like 'em both, the regular and the hot. They're both a little nippy, but that's okay with me. I eat jalapenos, for goodness' sake! I see what you mean, they're really more of a dippin' sauce, not something you baste the meat with during grilling, though I'm not too sure that wouldn't work pretty well. Anyway, I had some pork roast that I cooked in the crock pot, and I've been jazzing it up with that sauce, and it sure is good!

Gotta run! Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25679: I just realized I forgot to welcome Uncle Ollie and Dr. Breen to the porch! Glad to meet you both. Uncle Ollie, did you ever get that spindle wrench your boss sent you to get right at quitin' time? Dr. Breen, are you going to be preachin' this Sunday? I need to know if I should wear my earrings or not.
- Hazel

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25680: Hey yall..
Been a busy day..was at Lowes this morning getting quotes for cabinets and countertops for my wonderful new home. Oh I am going to get sick of Lowes..haha..

Anyway..we are off for the weekend...going to Manteo, NC...maybe I'll see Andy!! I'll try to get an autograph for yall!

Have a great weekend everyone!


December 10, 2004 - Msg 25681: MDC here, had a quite busy day today! Whew, it's nice to set for a spell.
Alyce, you will have to show us all your new home when it's finished!
ppipeman, in honor of Buddy Epson's death, and for all you Ellie Mae, Jethro, and Granny fans out there, see if you can complete the theme song like we did with Gilligan's Island.
"Now listen to the story of a man named Jed.."
Sterling, great quote!
Good to see some new & "old" comers to the porch.
I think Warren only lasted 7 episodes!
Did he ever do any more acting?
Last year at this time spot was getting a bonfire ready for us. Now that the porch is all decorated, we need a litlle CHRISTMAS party!
Everyone bring a covered dish, pipester, warm up the brown truck, so we can run the old phonograph off the battery, and Ill see if briscoe has any cider.
Take it slow this weekend, and get to preachin this Sabbath, and hope Opie and Arnold dont start up a newspaper! teehee.

December 10, 2004 - Msg 25682: A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed. --Romeena

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25683: and then one day he was shooting at some food...

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25684: And up from the ground came a bubbling crude.

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25685: invigerating morning on this end of the porch, cold. ro= thanks for yourlesson. i'll have to send you some chocolate cookies. when i get awakei'll try it. now if i learn to do color we could start decorating the porch. so far dear hazel has been the only one to do color, boywas it purty. uncle ollie= you said yesterday you got 15 miles to the gallon. was that one mdc's aged squeezins? anyone remember when they would mix 75% gas and 25% heating oil to stretch the gas miliage? it looked like a mosquito fogger the cities use, just a blue smoke. mdc= up thru the ground came a bubbling crude, oil, texas tea. have a merry heart and abounce in your step. pipeman

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25686: mdc= next line to song; all the kin folks said jed move away from here. the brown truck is warmed up, extra batteries so we can play the old phonograph till our hearts desire. maybe you oughtto explain the brown truck to our new folks. uncle ollie= put that ellen brown down, the boys are snooping for newspaper stories.tee- hee. noone stopped by yesterday for my christmas berlinerkranser's for breakfast. first time anyone has turned down homemade donuts that i know of. morning to everyone. quote;;opie, would you like some of my pot roast (aunt bee) " naw,i'm gonna stick with the men even if it kills me. pipester.

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25687: Testing testing

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25688: Ahem! That was me. Now that I got my color going, gentlemen, if you'll permit me, I'll fine-tune those lines fron the Hillbillies just a bit. First of all, however grammatically incorrect it may be, the line was "Up from the ground come (not "came") a-bubblin' crude. Oil, that is. Black gold. Texas tea."

Then, pipeman dear, there's another line: "Well, the first thing you know, ol' Jed's a millionaire." Then comes "The kinfolks said, Jed, move away from here." Now, would someone else care to pick up the ball?

I know, I know, I'm a picky old lady, please forgive me. Perhaps I should have more to do. (teehee) Actually, right now, I do have more to do, so off I go. Have a great weekend, friends. Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25689: California is the place you ought to be; so they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly. Hills, that is. Swimming pools, movie stars.
- Hazel

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25690: romeena= thanks for the beautifull color, don't it make the porch look so bright? thanks for the correction on the hillbillies- if it had been andy's stuff we'd been right on it. have a lovely afternoon. it's so cold here that the mice climbed into the freezer to get warm, i may have to join them. tee- hee. pipeman

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25691: Hello Porch! How's everything? Are they boiling cabbage at the Diner? I swear I smell cabbge cooking.


December 11, 2004 - Msg 25692: I haven't read all the posts real closely so if someone else already mentioned this, I apologize. Has anyone watched the 100 Most Memorable Moments in Television? I really enjoyed it. They had quite a variety. It was like watching history.
Charlotte Tucker

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25693: Hi, Charlotte! Yes, I watched it and enjoyed it very much - the first time. Now that they've run it absolutely all week, over and over ad infinitum, I'vehadaboutenoughofthe100MostMemorableMomentsInTelevision! I really do wish they wouldn't do that.

Asa, I don't think that's cabbage at the diner. I think Barney's folks' septic tank has backed up again, but it's okay, I heard he was getting them a new one for Christmas. He's a good son.

The Plum is in the doghouse this evening. Well, in her crate, anyway. I bought four beautiful poinsettias and put them in a group out in the sunroom, and they were beautiful. She chose one and decided it was too pretty to live, so she has proceeded to try to destroy it, the little scamp. She breaks a stalk off, then carries the bract (bloom) to the living room and shreds it. The first time, she shredded it on the couch, and got that sticky, milky juice all over the cushion. It came off, thank goodness. The next time she shredded it on the new carpet, and I can't see the juice to clean it up, but I'm sure I will when it starts attracting dirt. The third time, she just made a huge mess on the tile in the sunroom. Yes, I scolded her, but she can be stubborn. The third time, I just swatted her little hiney and tossed her in the clink. She's pouting right now, the
little brat. Yes, I checked the internet to be sure the things aren't poisonous, and they're not. Also spoke with a vet, who said they possess a very low level of toxicity, and since she wasn't eating them, just shredding them, they won't hurt her. Sugar Scissorteeth.

Well, everyone have a lovely Sabbath. I'm looking forward to worship services tomorrow. I always especially enjoy the music at this time of year. Sugarplum would say hey if she wasn't pouting. --Romeena

December 11, 2004 - Msg 25694: Sugarplum's in jail... Sugarplum's in jail...
(trying to sound like Otis singing it to Barney)

Them little furkids can be pesty at times. Barney commenced to barking his fool head off tonight when we brought in the tree. Now everytime he walks through the livingroom he looks at it, gives a couple of small warning woofs and then makes a wide berth around it. It has him scared. But it's his first Christmas so I reckon he'll get used to it.
I hope Sugarplum gets out soon and is repentant Ro.


December 12, 2004 - Msg 25695: I can just see Ro pacing back and forth in front of the crate, giving her a lecture on The Three Rules. "Now here at the Rock..." How long did she get sent up for, Romeena? Maybe the porch could take a road trip some Sunday and visit her. We could visit the Hubacher boys while we're at it.
- Hazel

December 12, 2004 - Msg 25696: good morning porch. prayers for everyone. you know what i'm going to do? i'm going to have breakfast- go to chruch- eat lunch- take a nap- go over and watch andy reruns==repeat until annoying- what's the hurry? ha. i'll read post later if the lord is willimg;. pipeman

December 12, 2004 - Msg 25697: Hazel, I think that's an outstanding idea. Lets all pile in the car and go visit Sugarplum whike she is inarculated. I'm sure she'd love to see us.
Actually I have made a little sign that I hang on Barney's kennel. It's called "The Rock". I am next going to make a little sign spelling out the rules at "The Rock".
Morning to you pipeman. For the love of Mike go do it. Go have breakfast, go to church, go eat lunch, go take a nap, go watch Andy reruns...JUST DO IT!


December 12, 2004 - Msg 25698: Ro, just be sure not to rehabilitate the Plum too much. Those metalcraft kist can be used to make a pass key. Glad to know the poinsettias aren't poisonous. Our Max (rottwieler) likes to shread dead palm frons the same way Plum was shredding. He kill's em but good.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"I'll take the Mr. Potato Set."

December 12, 2004 - Msg 25699: hello everyone ,hope your Sunday was good .Over on the bulletin board there is a posting for a mayberry zig saw puzzle ,its really a nice puzzle to do ,lots of fun .
Everyone take care

December 12, 2004 - Msg 25700: Asa - would you like a brain transplant or even a head transplant and what color would you like the thread to be - I have a lovely red or maybe a nice shade of green.
Heard that Barn's shirt went for over $9000 at an auction - now that's priced police clothes!


December 12, 2004 - Msg 25701: asa= i think i will just do it. thanks. mayberry deputy= can't you talk romeena into dropping the charges against the plum? after all it's christmas. otherwise we'll all have to spend christmas at the rock. well sterling and mary wiggins, goober there is a very cold air mass from canada in lincoln. it's 20 degrees, winds at 40 mph. could sure use some of them aged squeezins from mdc. for medicinal purposes of course. throw on an extra blanket and snuggle in the covers until the big thaw arrives. pipeman

December 12, 2004 - Msg 25702: couldn't you see me covered up to my head with a hole cut into the blanket with my pipe bowl sticking out? pipeman

December 12, 2004 - Msg 25703: Guess who's through for the Semester? ME!! Whew... what a relief! How is every little thing guys? I scanned the porch looks like everyone has been good so far... good thing too... Santa is watching.
Uncle Ollie How is every little thing? Do you remember me?
Dr.Breen Welcome and please stick around. We just love company. Say are you a real doctor?..... I've got this pain......

Smile Somebody loves you :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Dixie Belle

December 12, 2004 - Msg 25704: Howdy porch! Had a busy weekend. Good job on the Beverly Hillbillies Theme! mr drysdale would be proud. Pipeman, the brown truck, now owned by the town mayor, is ready to go! You got yourself a mess of weather up there in Lincoln, dont ya!
Ya all keep warm now. Remember all those things you would attach to the carbuator to boost milage, all were a crock!haha
Dix, so glad things went well for your finals.
Now you can finish decorating the porch, throw a little more wood on the pile for spot's bonfire and we'll get the smoker going for a good bbq ham and turkey! thanks, you're a dear!
Well, good evening to you all.
Any special gifts anyone getting spouses etc?

December 12, 2004 - Msg 25705: I would be glad to do some decorating..... Can you tell me how to post a picture?


December 12, 2004 - Msg 25706: Good evening, everyone. You'll be happy to know that I took pity on poor little Plum and sprung her from the pokey after a couple of hours last night. Also, she had a lovely time this evening. I had a few church friends over, and we ate snack stuff and made root beer floats. Everyone had to give the Plum a carrot when they arrived, so she is full of carrots now. She went from lap to lap and had a fine evening. Her poinsettia juice mustache has about worn off.

My plan is to read the paper and then settle in for a long winter's nap. The house is finally all decorated, looks nice if I do say so myself, and I'm ready to settle in and enjoy the next couple of weeks. Everyone have a lovely week, and Sugarplum, the former inmate, says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25707: welcome to a new week porchsters--i won't say it's cold and very windy on this porch but a liile bit ago i saw a sign fly bye saying welcome to the north pole. when i took breakfast from the frying pan to plate a neighbor called me to say thanks for breakfast, now i'm hungry but gratified that i did something for someone else. sterling, mary wiggins, goober == put some extra bricks in your pockets before you go outside. i suppose your getting some of those 50 mph wind and snow , you probably had a foot of snow but it blew right thru. ha. anyon got any holiday punch. pipeman

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25708: dixie belle= great to see your post. i hope santa follows your lead and only scans how good i've been this year. i can't remember if i've been good or not, but why take a chance of close scrunity? ro= democracy works,YEAH THE PLUM HAS BEEN SPRUNG.. could we have some color posts for christmas? mdc== have you ever rode the christmas train at williams, az?they say elfs come aboard and you stop bye north pole for hot chocolate and cookies. now we know what santa does with all that cookies and milk. asa= hve you heard from, floyd, spot, afd, shoe, county nurse, boo, lawerence, barney buff, and the rest of the missing porchster's? lol. pipeman

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25709: Good mornin'to all. Hope it was a nice week-end. It's back to the salt mines this mornin'. Any of the porchsters from up north or out west? I wonder what kind of following Andy has in those areas? Dr. Breen

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25710:
Morning Folks,

Haven't been able to stop by as much as I'd like to. But, here's a quick hey.

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas here on this end of the porch. We got about 7 inches of snow this morning and they say it's gonna stop at about 20 inches or so. It looks great. Our first snow in about a month.


December 13, 2004 - Msg 25711: Dr.Breen,

I know Andy has a lot of fans here in N.Y.
When I was growing up watching TAGS I never thought of them as Southerners. They just seemed like neighbors to me. Still do.


December 13, 2004 - Msg 25712: Mornin' porchsters! Just had time to scan the, I missed all the excitement. The Plum gets convicted, sentenced and paroled...all in one weekend! The follow-ups to Ro's post are hilarious. You guys crack me up. Congrats Dixie. That's a great feeling, to be done for the semester. Pipeman- looks like we're in for some of those frigid temps here in the sunny south. Won't have all the snow, but we're supposed to get down in the 20s (that's probably a heat wave to you). You gotta love the weather in SC...short sleeves one day, long johns the next! Y'all have a great day.

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25713: Hey All - thanks pipeman for asking after me. Been busy getting all the Christmas prep done.

We've got about the same kind of weather going on here, Rev Jr. And the statement about short sleeves/long johns is definitely true here as well.

Welcome Dr. Breen and Uncle Ollie. You found that spindle wrench yet, Uncle Ollie?

You all were "singing" the Ballad of Jed Clampett a day or two ago, did you hear that the gentleman who sang it for the show, Jerry Scoggins, passed away Friday. He was 93.

Prayers for all - hope you all have a great week.

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25714: auh2o, that's one of the great things about the show. It transcends ages and boundaries. I take it you're still in NY? What part?
Dr. Breen

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25715: Mornin', folks! The Plum thanks you for your well wishes, and for whatever influence you may have had upon me, as her warden. She appreciated the early release, but is now moping about her "record." I'm thinking of giving her a full pardon, so she'll have a clean slate. She's really not a bad sort, and she swears that the poinsettia started it. Made a derogatory remark about her tail, or something like that. We all know how vain the Plum is about her tail plume.

You all are killing me with your tales of snow and such. I had company here last night, and had the a/c on. I had planned on having a fire in the fireplace, but forget that! I have roses blooming, my grass is still green, and the only thing in the yard that has died back is impatiens. We had a light frost one night, and they all just swooned, the sissies. Oh, well, maybe it will get cold sooner or later. Y'all enjoy your snow now, you hear? I'd love to see a white Christmas. Never seen one in my whole life, and that's a long time!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25716: So the Plum was sprung from the rock. Must have kept both of Ro/Barn's rules! teehee
Pipeman, I've never taken our AZ polar express, but would like to someday! I HAVE done the summer version, very cool. One day, the little lady and I are going to take the trans-Canadian railroad. Have heard the sights are unbelievable! Trans-Alaskan thru Denali park is suppose to be quite a sight also.
Dr Breen, I'm in AZ, just outside Phx.
Good to see AFD coming back from Miss Crump's once in a while! teehee
Dixie, I'm not sure how to post a photo, sorry.
My special gift is for my wife this year, which will be 30 annv of our Engagement! I plan to give her a special ring, and ask her if she will be willing to do this thing called LOVE for another 30 years with me!
Hope it works out!!
Ya all have a good mayberry day.
Thanks for the breakfast pipemiester!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25717: ro= your posts was so beautifull. don't you just love color? dr breen= goobr, ellen brown and i are from illinois. we have michigan, wisconsin, mousuri to name few. ro= i'll bet the plum doesn't want togo back to the rock with the warden, please andy don't make me go back. ha. afd= glad you were able to drop by- we missed you. rev jr= when we go to the out house it is an emergency that's for sure. auh20= maybe otis will shovel that snow this friday night. mdc= you been to western site? anyone hear from spot, sterling, mrs wiley, gomer, frankie flint, ellen brown, emma, others? uncle ollie is probably busy trying to get the youngins in the car. floyd, how is your wife doing? i'd better settle in for a long winters nap, only 11 days till christmas. wouldn't want santa catch me snooping. snoop, snoop. pipeman

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25718: MDC- are you auditioning for a DeBeers commercial? Ha Ha. Seriously,Congrats on 30 years! Hope my wife will keep me around that long. By the way, thought about you over the weekend when I saw that tv spot for FeEx. It's the one where the young guy wants to ship something to Pa-Hoe-nix. When they ask him "you mean Fee-nix?" he just starts laughing like they're idiots. Pipester- when I was a kid, my great grandmother had an old outhouse still standing. (yes, she did have indoor plumbing as well) It was the biggest thrill for me and my cousins to use the outhouse. I guess we considered it an adventure restroom. Apparently, it didn't take much to thrill me back then. Ro- I don't think I've ever experienced a white Christmas either. A few years ago it snowed the day after Christmas, but it didn't stick.

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25719: Mr Darlin's Cuz, congrats on your 30th anniversary. My wife and I have #27 coming up in a few months.Pipeman, Goobr, Ellen Brown= visited your state one time several years ago. Was in a little place called Lisle for a couple of days. Beautiful country. Went over to the Ashboro zoo this past weekend and you know what I learned? Boy giraffe's are selfish....runnin' around lookin' after #1....gettin' hit by lightnin'....
Dr. Breen

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25720: Dr. Breen- was that big Airdale looking after the little one? You know, the trembly one.

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25721: Just want to clarify... I PROPOSED on Christmas Eve 30 years ago, didnt tie the knot til 76.
But what i did was this: I got ten boxes of graduating sizes and wrapped them all up with the ring in the last tiny box! She kinda sorta thought it might be a ring as she was getting to the smaller boxes, and then the tears began when she got to the last one, and there was my great-grandmother's 1 1/2 caret ring, european cut, from the 1800's that had been passed down to me
many years beforehand! I popped the question and she kinda did a "Laura Petrie" nod, and sob, and finally said YES! Then we went to my folks house for more cryin' and celebrating with the family! And, as they say, the rest is history! I plan to re-do the whole thing this year with a specail little keepsake ring in that final, little box. Sorry guys, this cuz is just a hopeless romantic! But it's worked for all these years!
Rev - I havent seen any of those commercials but the Fee-nix one sounds great!
Pipeman, doc adams,deputy, we miss ya at the rifeman site.
Anyone here have any kind of special Christmas eve stories? or Christmas in general?

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25722: dr breen= were you sure you were in illinois to be so beautifull? ha. rev jr= i like that commercial too. i like the no commercial so laid back. mdc= plan on moseyimg over towards that way soon. christmas eve stories ugh? did you know if you wait till quarter till midnight christmas eve you just can't get a fur coat at weavers? now you can out of a trunk of the car from the loud bald guy. ha. i always tell my wife every year as our anniversary approaches she better be good cause i haven't decided to renew for another year, like drivers license. she says i just don't have a say into it. ha. have a good one. come out spot wherever you are. pipeman

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25723: Oh MDC I just hope that there is another one out there like you for me. That was so sweet. And then repeating it this year is the clincher. I would cry too.

Ro You and Plum Crack me up!

Dixie Belle

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25724: dixie belle= there is, be patient, the real question is there someone deserving of you and your gentle caring way. pipeman

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25725: i need to build my soap box once more: :: the public is quick to critisize our elected congree and house, however, they have no time nor staff to read an entire bill that is being rushed thru for one item. example--- on nov 20, 2004, with the passage to create new intelligence agency , they were handed a 3000 page bill to vote on. tucked deep in the bill is a clause that repeals the wild free- roam horse and burrow act of 1971. which owed it's passage to countless children who petioned congress to spare them. then president nixon praised the children for their involvement. now in their 40's- wild horses and burro's can now be rounded up and sold to slaughter houses without government approval or certificate of ownership for pet foods and zoo's. then we wander why our government is gridlocked. not allowed time to readentire bills they pass under pressure. done with soap box- imploding it now. kaboom. pipeman ah that felt better. ha.

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25726:
Hey Gang,

AFD, No I didn't hear that Jerry Scoggins passed, boy that's sad. When my daughters were toddlers I used to sing them the "Hillbillies" theme and the theme to "
Gilligan's Island." My wife had a lot of cute songs to sing to them and they were the only two songs I knew all the way through.

Dr Breen, I still live in NY, the western end near Lake Erie, about 45 minutes from Canada and 25 minutes from Pennsylvania. I almost needed you today Doc. I was up on the roof digging out the satellite dish from the snow and slipped and fell flat on back. I slid about three feet but didn't go over the side. Boy, did I feel fooooooolish. My oldest said I must have looked like Tim Allen in the "Santa Clause."

Dixie, enjoy your semester break.

Goodnight all,

December 13, 2004 - Msg 25727: Hey to Uncle Ollie! So good to see you again and thanks for asking about me. How are things at the bottle rocket plant?

Milton P. Oliver
You know what they say about widows, Andy

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25728: milton p. oliver= so good to see you around. we miss you. that color is so purty, wish more would decorate the porch with color. breakfast till noon. hot ceral, pancakes, waffles, coffee, hot cjocolate, orange juice,milk. another chilly one here. air temp 8 degrees- wind chill -5 degrees. no bbq-ing outside for me today. prayers and hello to everyone. 11 days till christmas. from the useless trivia dept. in kentucky it is illegal to marry your wife's grandmother. if a frog's mouth is held open to long the frog will suffocate. and a snail can sleep for 3 yearsand live. have a great day. pipeman

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25729: Mornin' porch. auh2o- looks like you dodged a bullet. Don't feel foolish, it happens to the best of us. Considering you didn't get hurt, it'll be a great story from now on. Dixie- I agree with Pipeman, someone is going to be extremely fortunate to catch you. Pipeman- I must be like a snail....slept through 3 years of college. Problem was that 4th year when I finally woke up! Now, MDC- you're killing the rest of the males on this porch. Now I've definately got to keep my wife away from here. You've set the bar way too high. On second thought, maybe I should just take notes from you. Seems you've got this romantic thing down pat. I could learn a thing or two. As far as Christmas stories or traditions...Sterling can relate to this....starting about 4 days from Christmas we have what I call "the parade of meals." It's all my wife's side of the family. Same group of cousins, aunts,etc., get together pretty much every night to eat. Only thing that changes is the location and the meal. We get together with my parents for Christmas eve lunch. If I didn't like my wife's family so much I could see where it would be a major problem.

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25730: Rev Jr.= yea the big Airedale was lookin' after the little trembly one, because dogs look after their own. See they got this fur, and it keeps'em dry in the winter and cool in the summer.They're really set up much better than us human beings.auh20= glad you weren't hurt! Don't know if I could have been much medical help to you, but I could preach you a sermon for the day!pipeman= Sure I was in Illinois. It's a pretty place from what I remember.(That was about 25 years ago!)One of our local channels shows 2 Andy's a night from 7-8. Saw a good one, The Bank Robbery. "I have given this bank a complete and thorough security check and I can not find 1, 1 mind you counter measure in the event of a 10-12. Well? GLENN FORD!
Dr. Breen

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25731: Hey to MPO and the rest of the Porch. Just passing by looking for that spindle wrench.

Uncle Ollie "A wink is as good as a not to a blind mule"

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25732: Dr. Breen- that ep is in my top 3 of all time. It's a shame TVland edited it out. Guess I'll just have to hope they'll keep coming out with each season on dvd. Uncle Ollie- I think Spot borrowed that spindle wrench to work on his wheelchair.

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25733: Rev Jr. I for one sure do hope they will do each season on DVD. Maybe we should flood them with e-mail so they'll know there is a big demand for them.

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25734: Sorry, forgot to sign. This is Dr. Breen

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25735: Got down to 13 here in the Ozarks porch. Brrr! It's just now hit 20 here at 10:30. This is the lowest temperature we've had since February. I'm ready for summer again.

Glad you came out alright on your roof sliding, auh2o, and that it didn't turn out to be roof flying. Jerry Scoggins daughter said her father sang "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" every day for years. It's probably one of the most recognized tunes in America.

MDC - I'm going to send my hubby to you for some "refinishing", he could sure use it. Your wife is one blessed woman.

Mayor pipeman - I'm in line for that yummy breakfast. Sounds GOOOOOD!

Have a good day all!

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25736: Dr.Breen- I've been meaning to ask you...what denomination are you? My father is an ordained Baptist minister, thus I'm Rev.Jr.

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25737: Rev Jr. I'm a southern Baptist. I just use Dr. Breen as my screen name because it's one of my favorite episodes.(Sermon for the Day)
Dr. Breen

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25738: Finally been skimmin' the archives some. I, too, like that Dave Brown ep. TUSKARORA! Dixie Belle, Glad your finals are all done. Bet you're relieved. Fightin' off colds here. Did anyone watch the movie 3 about Dale Earnhardt? I didn't know that much about him but liked the movie. Maybe you that were fans of his have a different opinion. I'd better do some work.
Charlotte Tucker

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25739: Charlotte Tucker, are you of the Buffalo Tucker's?I did'nt get a chance to watch 3 but I work in the town of Kannapolis NC, Earnhardt's hometown. Go past his statue all the time. Ran into him a couple of times and he was always nice. We frquently see a lot of Nascar drivers in this part of the country.
Dr. Breen

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25740: "I just want to race, daddy."

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25741: CT- I only saw bits and pieces of "3"....that was the same night as our Rotary party. It was on the TV, but I couldn't just plop down in front and watch it. This much I know...the actor that played Dale is the same guy that played Roger Maris in the HBO movie "61" Apparently he has difficulty landing parts in movies that don't have numbers in them.

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25742: Time to go home...Lotsa luck to you and yours....
Dr. Breen

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25743: Rev and AFD - I sure married UP! Not riches, but in everthing that really counts!
Sterling, will email you again soon.
Pipeman, you are right on your soapbox. But dog gone it, I got ta rebuild it ever time I want to use it. teehee
Anyone seen Boo? hope her CO trip went well, and that her family doing ok.
Prayers for all the porch, troops, etc.
Trying my best to keep the Christ in Christmas!
Looks like everyone has a good blanket for their rocker. have a good evening

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25744: CHARLOTTE TUCKER.. I watched "3" and I have to say that it wasnt that great a movie ,the story line was ok but the acting was poor,Thats just my opinion of course,and some of the scenes they tried to make serious came out very poorly ,almost made you laugh and ask yourself if they really said what you thought you heard .But I was happy to see a movie with NASCAR racing in it .I was not an Earnhardt fan ,but never wanted to see any driver die in a sport that I love
Everyone have a great evening

December 14, 2004 - Msg 25745: sterlingand mary wiggins= sounds like an overkill on the snows your way. 6=8 inches more today plus a ton on the ground. dr breen= you ran into dale ernhardt's statue? mayberry deputy= miss you at western site. earnhardt jr had a close call this year, wrecked like his dad. mdc= rebuilding soap boxes keeps you out of trouble. tee- hee. charlotte tucker= too close to christmas to work- ha. afd= good to see you back on the porch, missed you. breakfast is ready for you any time, i'll be like mr rogers. just heard where 70 % OF CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS IN U.S. WILL HAVE NO CHRISTMAS PLAYS OR SONGS THIS YEAR. they don't won't to offend anyone- sorry they just did. thet can sing songs like frosty, jingle bells etc. we need to pray for our troops- they have gotten the short end of things. example= 3 solfiers were court- martialed and given a dishonorable discharge and lost all benefits. crime;; they took parts of abandoned u.s. vehicles near kawait to fix there's so they could fix their broken vehicles. charged with stealing government property. donald rumsfield said recently you go to war with what you have and make do. between secularist agenda and the way their treating our troops is an out rage. i meant that in the nicest way.tee-hee. christains are being edged out and several don't even recognise it. another soap box imploded. sorry just habit from military. stay warm. pipeman