January 29, 2005 - Msg 26810: 'Morning, honeys and dears. Asa, you could be right about old Henry, he really wasn't such a bad guy, but he sure was lazy, and if there's one thing I can't abide, it's laziness. It's true, Andy did volunteer to do the roofing and the painting, but Henry conned him into it, and I'll bet he found the strength to hold his hand out on payday. Besides, I never felt like he really was in love with Aunt Bee, I think he just loved the soft life she represented.

We have a balmy 45 degrees here on the North Texas end of the porch, supposed to get to the 50's. It's very cloudy, but no rain and no wind. Not a bad day. In fact, I have some amaryllis bulbs that a friend gave me, and I may just plant them this afternoon. Such pretty things, amaryllis.

Well, guess I'd better go put out some critter food. Birds have been coming by, pecking around in search of seed, and a squirrel is splatted out on top of his house, watching me through my window. Next thing I know, he'll be holding a sign that reads "Will do cute things for food." Several other squirrels have traversed the back fence, and here comes one along the side fence now, on a reconnaissance mission, I suppose. I don't want to disappoint them, so off I go. Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 29, 2005 - Msg 26811: Well! I didn't intend to sweep the porch, must have been the long tail on my nightgown that did it! Or it might have been the Plum's little tail plume, she was wagging it pretty hard when I got out of my chair. I'm sure she was planning to hit me up for a carrot as I went through the kitchen. --Rkomeena

January 29, 2005 - Msg 26812: Good sweep Ro, or is that your sinister sister?
(rKomeena) teehee
Looks like longjohn weather over most of the porch! Raining here in Phoenix area today, and the Phoenix Open fans are running for cover!
They have been re-running "Pioneer House" on our PBS station. Boy, that was not an easy life,
that is for sure! Spot, can you imagine running to the outhouse in that sleet? Even a dog would want to use a chamber pot! haha
APB for mr Mcbeevee! He must be out on the poles keepin the 'lecticity going.
APB for boo and Ollie and Tom too!
Mayor, barn says he's going to vote to keep the cannon. Oh well, that's the way it goes.
Hey to Charlotte, Mary HM, MD, asa, auh20 etc.
stay warm this weekend.
Maybe we could all sing a wishful thinking
14-A Welcome Sweet Springtime!
Try to get to preaching, prayers for Iraqis, our troops etc. Mayberry love to you all.
God Bles,

January 29, 2005 - Msg 26813: Foggy on the Southern Idaho side of the porch today. Good idea, MDC, to sing. Wait a minute, I need to use my throat spray. (squirt, squirt). Ok, I'm ready. "Welcome Sweet Springtime, we greet thee in SONG..." Somebody hit a sour note?
- Hazel

January 29, 2005 - Msg 26814: How long you been ailing Hazel?


January 29, 2005 - Msg 26815: Afternoon Y'all! Had some freezing rain earlier today but as of now the precipitation has pretty much stopped.I think more is coming through this PM.
Not too bad here-wondering how Rev.Jr's making out.Check in if you can Rev!
And that my friends is your afternoon weather bulletin from South Cackalacky-take care all!

possum under a rock

January 29, 2005 - Msg 26816: Doin' okay on this end of the porch, Possum. Keep getting freezing rain for short periods. Hasn't gotten bad yet.Still, we decided to stay inside all day. My wife is on a tear...apparently, we're getting our spring cleaning done today! Just hope she doesn't catch me goofing off at the compu...UH OH,GOTTA GO!

January 29, 2005 - Msg 26817: Howdy spot, Miss Sherry, pipeman and all...

Got a little over an inch of snow but it's pretty much melted off with the ground being so warm and all.

Alyce - we would read the Bible and pray with our Evie before she heads to bed, and we were just talking with her in bed one night and her Daddy was telling her about the plan of salvation - Jesus taking our sins and forgiving us, and making our hearts clean so He can come inside and live there. She said she wanted to have Jesus in her heart and so we prayed with her. We still explain salvation to her every once in a while and ask her to repeat the prayer (not so much because we don't think that she received Jesus, but more so she has a more real understanding of what she did). She loves to go to church and pray, has memorized some Bible verses, and loves to sing Bible songs - so we have no doubt she does love Jesus.

Haha - Rev Jr. you crack me up!

Hey spot, I was watching the Weather Channel earlier today and they showed Cobb County, GA having some ice and power outages. Prayers that your guys stay safe while their working.

Thanks for the grub, pipeman. MMMM!

January 29, 2005 - Msg 26818: Ground's covered by snow but it's melting pretty quickly. Still pretty warm here I guess. Mr. Tucker has a bad cold. Thanks for noticing my Miss Peggy likeness, Asa. I must say that escargot is one of my favorite foods too, but I think I told you all that before. Stay warm and snug, ya'll. Hazel, sing us a few more bars. Hmmm. Me, they, me, they, me, they...Balmy and light...
Charlotte Tucker

January 29, 2005 - Msg 26819: CT - I gave you an "A" in breathing! Hope Mr. Tucker gets to feeling better. And I believe I'll let the snails go by.

AFD ; )

January 29, 2005 - Msg 26820: CHARLOTTE TUCKER.. Im in western N.C. ,didnt get as much snow as they first said ,but we did get a lot of sleet ,and getting freezing rain now .The grocery store rush continued this morning and into the afternoon ,man Im tired
Everyone have a good and safe evening

January 29, 2005 - Msg 26821: Almost forgot ..21 days til the 500

January 30, 2005 - Msg 26822: Good Sabbath Porch. A historic day I hope.
Prayers for peace and resoloution.


January 30, 2005 - Msg 26823: good morning and glory be to the lord--- romeena, if we had 30 degreeshere we would dig out the shorts and spray the birds throats so tey could sing. ha. mdc, ro's sinister sister kameena, now that's funny. is that the same barn who volunteered him and andy to dispose of the cannon? hazel, you sure sing purty. possum, hang in there spring will sprung soon. spot and sherry pray you weather breaks soo and power stays on. rev jr, as long as your wife doesn't become warden taylor, you'll be ok. besides valentines day is soon and that smooths a lot of ruffled feathers they say.ha. afd, stop by anytime for grub- we'll rusle some up and sit on the modern heated porch. charlotte tucker, we still have ice, streets slick and about 5 inches of snow. wonder how goober, sterling, homemaer, fun girl and our northern and eastern seaboard are fairing? mayberry deputy, you'll have to take nascars opening day off won't you? only 20 days. and a few days after my birthday. asa, yes, it's an historic day. pray we've turned the corner and be able to bring our troops home and not go somewhere else to fight. we need some of our major economy, health care and other domestic problems resolved. well pray everyone has a mayberry day. i'll go and fill my pipe with $42 a pound tobacco. no stinky poo around here. like barn sporting that expensive cigars and throwing money around when he was undercover- i always wondered if he hd an expense account? pipeman

January 30, 2005 - Msg 26824: my favorite show was when Barney said "y'see this is what we call the deadly game...im in it for keeps."

January 30, 2005 - Msg 26825: Barney "we defy the mafia!"

January 30, 2005 - Msg 26826: pipeman, we didn't get it as bad as you. In fact, most everything is melting off today. Hopefully, all you southerners didn't get as much ice as expected. But then, maybe you're not on your puters cuz ya got no electricity.???
Charlotte Tucker

January 30, 2005 - Msg 26827: Glad you all are coming thru the weather ok.
No snow shovels or longjohns here, but we had some kind of bad thunder, lighing, rain, hail and even a funnel cloud(that never touched the ground.)!!
Mayor pipeman, whilst your smokin the good stuff, better declare the whole parch a near disaster area! I think us darlins must have seen an upside down owl or somethin!
DID anyone see the cover of Newsweek this week?
On the front cover it says "Man in a Hurry" showing GW looking at his watch in the backseat of his car! Too funny.! Maybe his limo needs to breakdown outside of Mayberry, so we could get him to set a spell on the porch and peel an apple!
Yaall have a good Sabboth! Church social tonight.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 30, 2005 - Msg 26828: i figured out to have improved mayberry. at the seies end, they would have filmed an entire season, locked in the vault to be opened 2005 on the original station and in black and white. what do you think? nascar fans, i just ran across my 1997 taledaga program. the cover has original interstate diehard 500 patch. it has big layout on dale senior. it was dated oct 12th- mayberry girls b'day is the 11th and i have a taladega paper of that date. remember the fanny packs that kodak sold of each no. cars? that was a strange fad to me but i'd loved to had dale seniors now wouldn't you. do you remember mcdolands same year put out a series 25 nascar coins in nickel(yes buffalo was pointed the wrong way ha) with gold colored coin inserts and you could get a collector album. on wed feb 2 we will be half thru offical winter left. the following was brought to you bye pipeman public programming. have a great night. pipeman

January 30, 2005 - Msg 26829: that was mcdonalds put out. ooops. me again

January 30, 2005 - Msg 26830: The snow and ice passed us by this time, Pipeman. It's been pretty nice, actually.

I just would like to commend those Iraqis who braved the threat of death to go out and vote. Alot of courageous people over there, in the military and civilians too.

-Sterling Holobyte



January 31, 2005 - Msg 26832: Welcome Jeff, pull up a rocker.
The quality is EXCELLENT! very clear and sharp and they all include the chopped out scenes that are replaced by commercials on TV Land etc.
I have heard that the second season may be released as early as June or July of this year.
Sterling, I'm with you, I won't complain anymore if it is raining on election day! Good for those folks over there! Hopefully our troops can come home earlier now.
mayor pipeman, that would have been neat to open a time capsule of another TAGS season!
I'm sure those writers would come up with a good "walnut" ep like they did for Dick Van Dyke!
APB's continue for Mavis, MacB, Boo, DES, Salty Dog,MPO, Ellen B, Jelsik, Ollie, sara, etc!
Come on home to the porch, the bad weather has passed, we raked the snow off the roof, and we passed out comforters and hot chocolate, coffee, tea etc to everyone.
have a great day.

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26833: good morning everyone--- where are you mr mcbeevee? are you a pretend playmate fore opie? we miss you. for the nascar fans== there is 19 days, 23 hours, 50 minutes, 32 seconds, and 430 milliseconds till race time. give or take a millisecond. everyone have a great day. pipeman

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26834: I love the episode where Floyd's barber shop becomes a front for gamblin', and righct next to the sherrif's office too!! How could they not have a clue when all the "clients'" hair was already short? I often wondered why they didnt have them wear hairpieces going in, then show them taking them off inside. Oh well, i guess that's why Charlotte's the writer, and I'm not!
Happy Birthday to mayberry girl! And many more to ya.
NASCAR soon to put Elizabeth Crowley to shame!
surprize, surprize, surprize!
pipeman, how about NANOseconds? (billioniths of a second) haha
BTW, know how they first established the SMALLEST unit of time? It's the amount of time from when a stop light turns green and when the guy behind you honks his horn! teehee
Ok, kinda slow on the porch today, but that's how we like it...
Have a good one,

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26835: Hello all!..AFD,pipeman,asa,mdc,sh,ct,welcome jeff s..where are ya located?..im [most of the time] the cook of the porch..tonight gang its fried salmond pattys,pinto beans,tater salad,sliced sweet onion,a little dab of mayo for yer pintos..sweet tea and corn bread...ice over here in ga. going up to 50 tomorrow...truck washing weather!..signed:SPOT the"gona put a ham hock in the pintos" talking dog of this here fine porch....

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26836: Ya keepin the lights on in GA, spot, or is it time for that famous song? The Night the Lights...
Hope all goes well and that you continue to improve!
The vittles sound good! Can I get my salmon poached? Shaken, not stirred! haha
and we could all break off an icicle for dessert!

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26837: Hello everybody. Visiting my sister and decided to drop in. We are doing ok (even without cable TV or computer). I bought a collection of TAGS DVD's and have been having my own marathons to survive. I found this neat collection of old TV programs at the dollar store and last night was watching Alfred Hitchc-ck Presents and some old show that aired in the fifties called, Medic. Anyone remember that one?

Anyway, it is actually cold here today....no snow like on Christmas but pretty cold for us. I am heartily enjoying it.

How's the house coming, Alyce?? I was at Lowe's yesterday and though about you while I was looking at kitchen cabinets. You must be getting pretty close to the move-in date.

Hope the rest of you are doing well. Are you working too hard, Ro?

Well, guess I had better go have a visit with my sister.

Take care and God bless!


I'm still taking care of mom and dad and the kids. Sean is about to go to private school, as I am just not able to give him the help he needs with his schooling this year. I don't think it will be forever but at least for now. He is still struggling with getting his meds right, etc, and has self-esteem issues but has come miles in the last year (thank you for your prayers). Baby Girl is getting sooo much easier! I guess she is getting out of the terrible three's as she is quickly approaching four (whew!). I haven't had to call Poison Control in at least a year!

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26838: That's weird...for some reason my second paragraph came out at the end of the post. What on earth happened?!


January 31, 2005 - Msg 26839: "Great plan, Barn. Win your girl, lose your eye".

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26840: Mayberry? We thought this was Elm City! ~ Mrs. Wiley

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26841: Thanks for checking in Boo! Prayers continue for you and yours.

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26842: boo= is that really you we missed you. spot= i'll be over for supper and bring my shorts, shades, suntan lotion, c.t., sterling and the nortern, western, and eastern down, can we stay and watch you wash your truck. 50 degrees? i didn't know a themometer would go that high. mdc= that's a bunch of nano seconds but there little so they go by zoom. mrs wiley can you give us directions to spot's? after we leave elm city which way? ha. couldn't resist. love ( practice for valentines day) instead of calling it valentines day theyshould call it keep out of the dog house. pipeman

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26843: poached MDC?..we are on the poach!ha ha, prayers Boo,..stay out of the dog house,,,hum..something dont seem right..pipeman just trun right at the elm tree and head south..walked some with out my cane today...whew..pain..go to therapy again wed and fri,..well bought me a nascar pre-season look book..gona read..signed:SPOT the"get yer poached salmon here on the poach"dog of yer porch..

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26844: pipester, themometers go REAL high here in the desert, just not right now, thank God. We had ice in the birdbath again this morning. the birds had these teeny little saws to go fishing , teehee.
Dont let spot's dinner lay on your chest.
So is "poached" salmon legal? haha
Hey to Alyce, New Neighbor, Sara, posstum, Mavis, and others, dont be too scarce now.
Good evening graces to ya all.

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26845: piper, it's really SAINT Valentine's Day, cuz any man that can get thru it unscaythed is a real SAINT! haha.
Why am I crackin all these on a monday!?

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26846: mdc, your on a roll, by wed watchout.ha.bird with tiny ice saws? so that's how they keep wear and tear on the old bill? spot= can you leave your copy of nascar peek and see nascar book at floyd's barber shop when done. goober wants it in comic book form for his collection.ha. there are 1500 elms here growing in all directions. which ome do we turn right by? maybe you could give me an azmath or the coordinane andwe'll be there in a flash. ha. pleasant dreams all. pipeman

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26847: mapquest says turn by the 14th elm!

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26848: oops, yeah that's me, ole briscoe's cuz

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26849: aka MDC, aka, Wyatt Earp

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26850: pipeman its the one with the heart carved in it...what does "aka" mean?,,,I know what we use it for ..but you know...and yes mdc you are a hoot!..will leave the mag. at the shop pipeman..in the morning lets meet at I-Hop!..just love them little sausage links and flapjacks..signed:SPOT the"gona take my kids to the mall tomorrow after school thats always fun"dog of this here pooch...ha ha

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26851: The Frank Mires ep was cool tonight...gona watch all in the family...hum...lets have chips and cheese dip...the white cheese..gona warm it up..signed:SPOT the"tv land loving dog"of your porch......ruff ruff...ga lights are on!...

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26852: I think thats Myres....spot

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26853: man-o-man..love that white cheese..and chips..three"s company"s on...hummm..ok I guess..gona pop in a andy dve since the porch is quite...MDC get that cheese dip off yer chinn..Miss Sherry says hey...signed:SPOT the"got the hot cheese going on" dog of this here fine porch ...God bless all.....ruff

January 31, 2005 - Msg 26854: See yall at the I-Hop in the morning ...im buying....SPOT....ruff ruff...

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26855: Is it only served between 5 and 6, Spot? That's ok, I'll be there. I can't sleep anyway.
- Hazel

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26856: HAZEL! How many times do we have to tell you to get off of stuff?!? SHOO! On second thought, c'mon with me and we'll meet Spot at I-Hop. Rooty-Tooty- fresh-n-fruity!

~ Mrs. Wiley

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26857: Mornin' Porchsters. Unbelievable....computer at work died. This is the second one in six months. I'm starting to a complex. MDC- saw a great bumper sticker yesterday (one of your posts about drivers above reminded me) it said "Keep Honking...I'm Reloading!"

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26858: February already!! Where'd January go? All my resolutions broken in one month! haha
Always have wondered about those poor chaps born in a leap year on the 29th! Only get a birthday every 4 years! Kinda like "dog years" in reverse!
Anyone miss hockey? I heard that the owners may still try to salvage a short season. Not sure if i would watch at this point!
Phoenix Open this week and soon the ballplayers will arrive! yippie.
Rev, actually, believe it or not, my driver joke was a Johnny Carson joke. Funny thing is, it actually had happened to me that day,(the honk, not the gun!)and then he told it that night.
Tommy Nusome was filling in for doc that night and just sort of did his stare while everyone was laughing! BTW, doc and Tommy were on letterman last night and did a terrific tribute.
Well, have a good day all. IHOP was great!

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26859: Hello porch ,hope everyones doing well .Only 18 days til the 500..got my NASCAR press guide/ yearbook in the mail today like past years ,its full of info
REV JR...2 computers in 6 months ,that has to be some sort of record
Everyone take care

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26860: I can't vouch for anyone else, but I know it's MY personal record as well as the office record. Unless there's some sort of catastrophe, I'm thinking this record is safe for a while. And for that I am quite proud. Can you tell I tend to mask my anger with humor? If I didn't laugh about this, I would cry...but not where anyone could see.

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26861: Here's a true story about how to handle drivers who honk unnecessarily. My father had a cousin, Mitch, a big old lanky country boy, who was slow to anger but had his limits. Anyway, one day in the early '40s, his old car died at a traffic light, and the driver behind him began to honk without ceasing. Mitch kept his cool, and finally got the car to start. Then leaving it idling, he unwound his big frame from his car, walked back to the other man's car, and without saying a word he reached in the window and turned off the ignition, pulled out the keys and threw them about 40 yards into a field of weeds. He then returned to his car, got in and drove off, leaving the dumbfounded man sputtering in helpless rage. Pretty funny, huh? True story, honest! Mitch was a hoot!

Well, it's cold, rainy and dreary here on my end of the porch today. Brrr! It's actually in the 40's, but it's so wet and gloomy, it just chills you right through. I think I'm going to crank up the fireplace, it's just that kind of a night.

Well, off I go. The Plum keeps bringing me toys, I think she wants some attention. I love it that she still likes to play, at age ten. She plays rough, too, loves to tussle.

Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26862: Hey Haazel,ro,mrs w.,18 days till varoomm,md got me a preview mag yesterday also, hey Rev.,MDC.,..go to therapy tomorrow again [whew], but it helps, then fri also,lets have a late supper, BLT sandwiches,with thick sliced bacon,4 per sandwich,mayo,toasted,those little green stuffed olives,bbq chips,sweet tea...signed:SPOT the"God bless this porch"dog of this here porch...Miss Sherry says hey!

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26863: hey everyone-hope things are great. i just saw on the news where obesity was because of overeating, the main reason. now i got to thinking snowmen are obese and they eat nothing. mrs wiley & hazel doing the rooty- tooty, fresh and fruiy? ok where did you put the fun girls? rev jr, hang in there and be careful reloading.mayberry deputy, how many hours, minutes, milliseconds and nano seconds to race time? mdc, if your born or hatched on leap year then your body is 4 times older than your age. romeena& plum, i loved the story. that shut that nucisence up. ha. have a great night. prayers for the pope and everyone in need. pipeman

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26864: milliseconds?nano seconds?...they are thinking more ice here in ga by thu..boy no wonder my nose is always running..50 today then ice thu...but love the south!..hey who put mustard on my BLT?..signed: the"still brady show is tomorrow night" dog of yoyr porch..ruff..

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26865: thats "your" porch...sorry...finger happy again...spot..

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26866: So, spot, can a dog be "all thumbs"? teehee
Hey to Miss Sherry.
APB for Ed Sawyer!! Specken ze deutch?
Where ya been Ed, come on home to your hometown.
Here's a cute story: when visiting my mom at the home on Sunday, I brought some of my wife's meatloaf as a change of pace from the inst-tutional food. As I transfered it from the plastic bin to a plate, I asked another lady at the table if she would like some of my wife's
meatloaf, and she responded "Oh no, I dont want to take it from your wife!" It's those lite moments like that which keep me goin'!
So innocent in her condition to answer that way.
Sad and funny all at the same time, so I accentuate the positive!
Pipeman, we need another decree "Overeating Lays on Your Chest" haha
Barney Fife, personal trainer to town drunks!
Wonder how many times Barney's gun, in all 249 eps, went off when reloading. My guess, about 20 times.
Well, keep warn, plug in your cars, and dont mind me watching golf in the desert!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26867: Howdy folks..
Just checking in...been awfully busy here lately!!
Hope everyone has been doing well.. Its been the usual here..running around. The house has really been getting some work done and hopefully soon we will start painting! I am thinking of a red white and blue play room for the girls..Any suggestions? (2 walls will be white then one blue, one red)
Anyway..that is where my head has been..the house!! And in my Beth Moore Bible Study...speaking of that..I better get going...
and when my hubby gets home I have to "give him a lil sugar on the jawl"

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26868: But don't the chairs seem nice and full?? I miss a day or two and there's just all kinds of conversation! I'm living on Nyquil here at my end of the porch. Mr. Tucker passed his cold right along to me, and unlike Augusta Finch, I don't enjoy poor health. My son's basketball team won its first round in regionals tonight. Play for the championship Thurs. Wish good luck to me and mine please. Also--how about those Illini? Aren't there any Illini fans on this here porch? They have a fine record this year.
Charlotte Tucker

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26869: Andy: Barney, I believe I'd change the subject if I were you.
I believe I'd change the subject!
I believe it's now too late to change the subject.

That scene always cracks me up, Andy sitting there with his back to Barney and Thelma Lou, just making his little comments. So funny!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 01, 2005 - Msg 26870: Folks, here's a link to something that I really believe every American needs to read. There's so much disagreement and discontent with American policies regarding our actions in the rest of the world right now. I firmly believe that there's so much at stake that we all need to take a long hard look at what's going on, and get in line to support our country, or one of these days, we're going to find ourselves worshipping our Lord in secret places, if at all. Here's the link:

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26871: Naughty Depaty!
Gimme my little blue pills.

fun girl

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26872: Bad, bad sheriff.

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26873: Charlotte, It's bad ba-ad sheriff. You gotta have that little voice break up in the second bad to get the full effect.:)


February 02, 2005 - Msg 26874: Just wanted to point out how grainy and rough the 2nd season is as shown on TV Land... I sure can't wait for them to come out on DVD! It's incredible to se such small details on my 1st season DVD set. Little hairs out of place, suttle details in the eyes of the actors, not to mention all the background 'items' we've been noticing (trained noticers).

Thanks for the link Ro, will check that out soon. I agree, there's persicution right here at home, and I don't see it getting better. CT, hope you get over the crud real soon! Do you need some more cinnamon rolls? @ @ @ @ Hey to fun girl Alyce, MDC, pipeman and everyone else on the porch!

~ Mrs. Wiley

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26875: Hey Asa, I musta rocked on you there! How's the ol golf game going? You up to 100 yet? Keep practicing, you'll get there. ~ Mrs. Wiley

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26876: Hey Mrs. Wiley. Golf game has lots of rust on it right now, thanks for asking? Nothing I like better though than a game out on the links.


"It's surprising how much heat one of them little 60 watt bulbs can put out" (with his head stuck up the lampshade) Cracks me up everytime!

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26877: "Bulbsnatcher!"

Woke up to snow this morning. Had almost 2", and it's still snowing lightly. Most snow we've had at one time all winter.

Today is my hubby's and my 14th wedding anniversary. Sure was a lot nicer day 14 years ago. Had nice temps in the 50's.

Hope you get to feeling better soon, Charlotte.

Spot - glad you're mending well. Hey to Miss Sherry!

Prayers for all - Have a great Groundhogs day everyone.

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26878: good morning porch== spot, i know what you mean these temp swings plays havoc with sinuses, colds and flu's. it takes longer for us to adjust our bodies than when we were20. say hi to miss sherry for us. mdc, eina specken ze deutch bitte, just can't spell it ha. alyce= good to see you we've missed you. on the play room as you enter the left wall should be blue with stars. if you ever want to fly the flag at half-mass you could put a black ribbon diagonly across the stars. yeah a little jaw sugar is nice. charlotte tucker, well bless your heart, i pray your feeling better soon. congrats to your sons team. illinois lost by one point last night, first loss of the season. fun girl, are you trying to take miss emma's pills again, just snuggle next to berny and he'll give them to you. mrs wiley, i need some of them cinnamon rolls rolled my way if you please- thank you. asa, soon spring will spring and won't it be perfect golf weatheras mother nature awakes from her nap.i loved the lamp one also. romeena and plum=== thanks for the site info. my wife has about 30 sites we check out and pray about. if we don't take a stand now for god america will suffer. 1. arizona passed a law that illegal aliens were not allowed medical care or drivers licence. immediatly mexico says it will take arizona to the international court on human rights abuse. the politicaly correct folks is another group, the supreme court is refusing to hear cases they deem could contradict international laws. there was a christain hate crime somewhere on the east coast of u.s. i heard about. we're in prayer always. SOAP BOX EMPLODED.i should get them at a discount soon.ha. pipeman

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26879: Now, pipeman, I have nothing personal against illegal aliens, but I will say this. I used to work in the admittance office of a hospital. If a patient came in whom we suspected to be an illegal alien, we could not refuse them care. So many of them would give us some money right away with the intent to pay the rest later. After the patient was discharged, we never saw the rest of the money. This happened so many times, that we took it for granted we would never get paid. This is one of the reasons why medical care has skyrocketed for everyone.

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26880: bam, bam rebuilding discount soapbox!
pipeman, i hear ya on the prop 200 deal.
Mexico is now trying to tell us how to run our country. Vinent Fox even published a booklet on how, when and where to illegally cross. I'm not kidding, the booklet was shown in our newspaper.
Also, they say that now they are moving east to come in thru texas. How many terrorists are also coming in??? Ok, not porch talk, but very real senario. As for the "hate" case in Philly,
the American Family Association states that 4 Christians were arrested for teaching what the Bible states about same s-x, even tho they had a permit to do so, and even told authorities what they were going to do. Lots of prayer needed.
Ok, blooy goes the box.
AFD, congrats on yout 14th! Whoohoo way to go!
Asa, are those clubs rusting again? Ever try golfing in the snow?
Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow today?
I sure hope you all dont have 6 more weeks of white stuff!
Have a good day, prayers continue for all!

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26881: Hey evryone! I know I've been out a long while but Our internet has been out at the house. I'm at school right now. Everything is dandy. Busy but okay.

I hope I didn't miss anything major. Is everyone okay? How is Spot doing? Around cooking somewhere?

Is everyone else doing good? I hope so :)

Hey guys I need your prayers for some friends of ours. Their dad is having back surgery Friday. Just remember him.

I 'll check in again soon. Time for class!

Dixie Belle

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26882: 'Mornin', everyone! MDC, I'd love to know who "they" are who observed that the illegal aliens have moved east and are "starting" to come in through Texas. Honey, they've been coming in through Texas for many, many years! We're the Great Gateway to imagined riches. You couldn't swing a cat without hitting an illegal alien around here. There are thousands here in North Texas, and we won't even mention South Texas. In the grocery stores here, all the "specials" banners are printed in English and Spanish both. Every night at work I take care of new mothers who speak no English, but have arrived here to birth their baby. The only English most of them know is "Es gratis?" "Is it free?" Insurance? Money to pay? Ha! Some do have Medicaid, but we all know who pays for that. Oh, mercy. Don't get me started.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26883: Ro, I hear ya, what I meant was that the ones who were coming thru AZ have heard of our new law and so have joined the thousands going thru TX!
If as many jobs had gone to Mexico as have gone to China and India, maybe some of the situation would be lessened. I may have mentioned this before, but as a high school kid in the 60's I worked at a canaloupe packing place here in the area, very few migrants, most guys like me.
That's why I dont buy the argument that they do the jobs that we dont want to do. Not so to this guy.
Oh well, enuf of that I guess.

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26884: Just dropping in to say hey, "Hey!"

Will check back in again later - been pretty busy.

Havin ribs for supper!


February 02, 2005 - Msg 26885:
by the way - listen to el Rushbo about the illegal alien thing - good thinking! hm

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26886: Happy Anniversary AFD. Way to go. 14 years is nothing to sneeze at any more. Is he taking you to Moreli's? You know you can sneak a bottle in there. Make sure you tip the Violin player though. They can get moody.
I don't even want to start on the alien thing cause it's a hot button for me and when I get wound up...well, nuff said.
I agree with you Homemaker. He has a good point.
Welcome back Dixie. Wondered where you ran off to. Thought you might have took off with that dish towel salesman who came thru town a few weeks back. Glad your back.
Guess I'll go anchor down the la-z-boy!


February 02, 2005 - Msg 26887: Asa - Nope the Mr. isn't taking me to Morelli's. Actually we're having steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, unless homemaker's got extra ribs...hmmm....

Phil did see his shadow - 6 more weeks of winter.


February 02, 2005 - Msg 26888: Andy: "Now, what can Barney tell those people about two empty cells?"
~ Mrs. Wiley

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26889: "We Defy the Mafia!"


February 02, 2005 - Msg 26890: Puddingtame! Ask me again I'll tell you the same!


February 02, 2005 - Msg 26891: Hey dixie bell,asa,pipiman,afd,suger plum ro,hm save me the rib bones, where is greendale?..wow the kitchen ep with barney and the pickles and the arm in the door...whew ..funny,,yall like boiled cabbage?...with hotdogs cut up in it?..signed:SPOT the"had a real tough rehab day today" dog of your porch..

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26892: Hey spot, I'll pass on the boiled cabbage (sounds stinky). I'm not much for kraut. I don't know AFD, I don't put much stock in Phil anyhow. It was nice and sunny here today and supposed to be in the 40s and 50s the rest of the week, but I wouldn't bet what March has some wicked stuff up its sleeve. I tell ya I just don't trust winter...I don't trust it. Thanks for all the well wishes. Still stuffy--been using lots of VICKS!!
Charlotte Tucker

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26893: Well, you know how things run in cycles. Remember last week it was head colds? Maybe we're still on that this week, because I've been sick too.
- Hazel

February 02, 2005 - Msg 26894: MMM! Spot - hand over some of that cabbage and dogs. My hubby and I make ours with dogs, sauerkraut and taters. Mash the taters and smother it with butter and it's delish!! Sorry your rehab was tough today, spot You've got a great outlook on the whole thing, you'll be good as new in no time. Hey to Miss Sherry!

Don't think much of old Phil either, CT. Spring gets here when it gets here. 30's today, but we'll see high 50's before the weekend, then back to the up and down of temps after that.


February 02, 2005 - Msg 26895: Hey, MDC and Porch! Just checking in. How nice to put out an APB for me. So ya didn't have to go all out with a #2 Amber Alert, I thought I'd better check in. I hope everyone's doing well. We're all fine down here in chilly, rainy south Texas. haha! Who'd a thunk it? But it's warming up again. The sun came out this afternoon so I'm hoping for some spring-like weather. Y'all take care!


February 03, 2005 - Msg 26896: Hey DeS, glad to see you! Prayers for all those ailin'. SPOT, gotta keep your chin up in rehab. It's hard and it hurts... I hope you have a PT who know's his stuff - some don't. I will have had 4 Dr appt's this week. 2 are eval's for Social Security. Seem's I won't be hoding down a job any time soon - if ever. It's been hard to swallow. I've worked since I was 15. Hardest part is not being able to dance or paint or shoot or ride... all the things that defined "me".

But when you have Ang and Barn, somehow it seems much more tollerable. :-)

~ Mrs. Wiley
Barney: "Oh, you're real funny. Why don't you put a red light on your nose and join the circus?"

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26897: Hey there, Dež, don't be such a stranger! Mrs. Wiley, what's your long-range outlook? Will you make a full recovery sometime in the future? I sure hope so. I guess I've never been clear on exactly what's happened to you that you won't be able to dance or paint or shoot or ride?? Poor dear. Prayers for you. An old hymn just came to my mind "Count Your Blessings." Sometimes that seems difficult but one line of the song says "do not be discouraged God is over all." That's the part you must remember. You are actually very upbeat for having such trials. Hang in there! Mornin' to AFD, MDC, Asa, homemaker, spot, goober, pipeman, miss sherry, possum, fun girl, Mavis, Mary Wiggins, Briscoe, Ro, Boo, Hazel, Dixie, Alyce, Ellen Brown, Tom, and anyone else I missed today. Where's bulbsnatcher been? Sorry you're ailin' too, Hazel. Mine has turned into a nasty cough now.
Charlotte Tucker

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26898: Mornin' Y'all! Hey Charlotte & Hazel,I hope you both feel better soon. I know how rotten it is it be sick-I was diagnosed yesterday with pneumonia! Community acquired pneumonia at that.What the heck? I am wearing myself out with these coughing fits. This too shall pass,although not soon enough for me!
Y'all stay well out there! Don't acquire anything in your community! Ha! Ha!
possum under a rock

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26899: "it is it be sick? "
Geesh! Maybe I need to go out in the community so I can acquire correct grammar!
I meant " I know how rotten it is TO be sick!"
possum again (think I'll go lay/lie back down!)

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26900: Good morning - the news in Indiana is they caught the killer of the little girl who was on the Amber Alert last week. So sad. . .

No school today - we got enough snow to close my district. My kids had to go at the regular time. But they had a nice momma who drove them to school instead of riding the school bus. My oldest called me an angel this morning because I put his new patches (Air Force Academy and US Flag) on his denim jacket. He was proud! Be in prayers for the cadet who passed away at the Academy this week. He had a heart attack during PT. He was a freshman. Our friend who is a freshman was in the same squadron as he was. His family asked him to speak at the funeral this weekend.

I am off to the doctor. I will be told when my "womanly surgery" will be. Most likely it will be the 24th of this month. So I may not be chatting for a week or two. Hopefully - the boys will find out how much momma does do for them.

Well - I've chatted long enough - please take care! And since the Colts aren't in the Bowl game - I have to root for the Eagles (anyone but the Patriots!).


February 03, 2005 - Msg 26901: Hey to all...one word...OREGANO! I know I have said it on this board before, but it is great stuff for what ails ya. I know how much the porch likes VICKS, so I will step out on a limb
and say it is as good as Vicks (or dare I say "better"?) No, that's pushing it too far. haha
But really, I take Oregamex capsules from HiHealth
and havent had a cold, sore throat, or infection of any kind, etc for many years. It acts as a natural antibiotic and builds up the immune system! Oh well, I said it and I'm not taking it back.
Good speech by W last night. My SS is ok, but many on this porch need to see the ramifications
of 40 million unborn the last 30 years and how it has affected out country, not only morally ,but now no one to do jobs , no ss tax being paid in etc. Workers in China aint paying for our rretirement. Oops, I got the soapbox out without telling ya, Ok, shoving it back under the old bandstand!
HM - glad ya get a day off, take care of yourself. Prayers for you.
Des, thanks for stopping in. Hopeyou set fer a spell.
Posstum, you take care too. Dont worry about the grammar, we all do it!
Mrs Wiley, it's your ribs, right?
Spot, hang in there with the therapy. Hope all goes well.
Prayers for all ailing.
Good day to all

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26902: "Yeah paw, Mary Wiggin's got freckles and braids
and a bandage on her knee and a tooth out, and all the boys in the first grade are crazy about her!"

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26903: Pneumonia?! You take care of yourself, Possum. And same goes for all the rest of you(Charlotte, Hazel, and anyone else I missed) with "bugs". Good to see you're keeping your sense of humor though, Possum!
Anyone know of a good cell phone company? The contract for our current one runs out today, and I don't intend on staying with them(the time they overcharged us and I was lucky enough to find it kind of did it for me). Wifey tends to prefer ones with "plans" but I don't really care for those two-year contracts they stick you with so I have been looking at the pre-paid ones. I was initially thinking of going with Tracfone, but I have seen too many complaints about them so now I am not too sure. The only other pre-paid one we have around here is Virgin Mobile which looks more promising to me(not many complaints; good customer service), but I am still not sure. I think a pre-paid phone would be good for me because I wouldn't use it that often, although my wife is a different story as she seems to need to get on the phone as soon as she gets in the car, :) which probably accounts for our $300 overage of minutes on our current plan lately. :(
I would rather avoid contracts altogether, but if anyone is on a family plan with a certain carrier and they like them and they are economical, I would probably entertain the idea, as I know some of these have a deal where calls to someone else on the same service is free. I really don't understand why they need these contracts though. If you give people good quality and good customer service they are going to WANT to stay with you, aren't they? So why is that contract with the threat of a hefty termination fee needed? Unless they don't want to provide good service. Something to think about.
Boy, that almost sounded like something I might need to get up on the soapbox to say.*covertly slips the soapbox back under the porch* *or the bandstand*

-Sterling Holobyte

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26904: Sterling, I'm sorry, I dont own one of them new fangled contraptions! (Now I sound like Amos McCoy!)
Here's some cute sayings that someone on the western site that pipeman, Mayberry Deputy and I frequent, posted:
1.Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction!
2. Don't squat with your spurs on!
3. It's better to be a has-been than a never-was
4. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do stop digging!
5. Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
6. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your wallet.
7. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a WHOLE LOT EASIER than puttin' it back in!
Have a good day,

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26905: "What in tarnation you talkin' about Little Luke?"

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26906: Hey Gabbie, how's the picture business

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26907: Sterling, we have Sprint PCS. good plans/free phones.

Just found out my parents are both ill, and Dad has a shadow on a lung. Could be quote, "lung cancer, or maybe pneumonia... or just a tumor." "JUST!?" Mom thinks she has pneumonia, but thinks she should tough it out and not see a Dr.. I don't think toughing it out at 80 is wise, but they don't listen.

Won't go into details about my condition, but it involves compressed nerves in the braichial plexus. Many thanks for the powerful prayers that always come from this 'chere porch!!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"OK, lets try good ol' 14-A."

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26908: hey yall
just popping in for a bit...we're sick around here..fevers, aches, coughs..just nasty.
Hope everyone else that is sickly will be better soon.
qwert That was from my daughter..wanted to type... wonder what a qwert is?

Mrs.Wiley..my nephew..when he was a baby had a "shadow" on his lung and it was pneumonia or bronchitis..one or the other. So hopefully that will be the case with your dad..

See you guys later maybe..when we're felling better.


February 03, 2005 - Msg 26909: MRS WILEY..

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26910: MRS.WILEY..prayers and good thoughts for you and your parents
ALYCE ..hope you and your family have a quick recovery
Race fans ..Daytona is only 16 days away

February 03, 2005 - Msg 26911: Hey DeS..md..the days are counting down!..gona be great race as always!..hey alyce,thanks MDC i will!..hey hm,asa,..its gona be huddle house
in the morning...im buying!..tomorrow night its ribs on the grill..will some boby bring some some slaw?...signed:SPOTthe"gona be 54 here in ga tomorrow" dog of your porch...ruff ruff..

February 04, 2005 - Msg 26912: Prayers for all who are feeling puny! Hope you all get to feeling better soon.

Sterling - my hubby and I have AT&T Wireless (which just merged w/Cingular). We have two phones - 59.99 fee for the first, and 9.99 fee for the second (per month). We did have to sign a 2 yr deal, but we get 900 peak minutes (6am-7pm), and unlimited nights and weekends and unlimited mobile to mobile. We got a good deal on new GSM phones - Nokia 6010's (20 bucks a pop but we got rebates for that cost). We got our phones in October 2004, so some of the rebates and/or free phones offers probably differ somewhat. We have had AT&T Wireless for probably around 5 years or so total, and their customer service was ok, not sure how Cingulars CS is though.

Hey spot! Those ribs sound tasty - and I'll spring for the slaw. It's gonna be about the same temp wise here in the Ozarks as what you'll see. Not bad for February.


February 04, 2005 - Msg 26913: AFD thanks for bringing slaw tomorrow night..gona break out the 4-wheelers on the trails on the farm tomorrow night...build a fire in the pit at the barn..son is having 3 buddys over to camp out..gona be beef ribs for a change..SPOT...

February 04, 2005 - Msg 26914: MMmmmMMM! Beef ribs! Spot, be sure and teach your son's friends how to BBQ those bronto ribs. You know some children are underprivelidged and never do get to learn how to grill food.

Meet you down at the Huddle House!
~ Mrs. Wiley

February 04, 2005 - Msg 26915: Now I'll pull the trigger. When I pull the trigger the gun will go off. When the gun goes off you may run. You got that? Barney Mature Human Being Fife!


February 04, 2005 - Msg 26916: Spot - it sounds like you are getting back to your old self. . .soon - you will be able to itch your own fleas. . .


February 04, 2005 - Msg 26917: Alyce, sorry to hear you all have it too! Prayers you'll be feeling better soon. I'm better but still stuffy and now it includes a cough too. My son's team lost their regional basketball game last night by about 5 points at the very end. He was pretty bummed. They have a really great team and we thought they could go farther, but it wasn't to be this year. Maybe next year--spoken like a true Cub fan, eh?
Charlotte Tucker

There's givers and there's takers. Well, Opie here, he's just a squeezer.

February 04, 2005 - Msg 26918: Thanks for your cellphone suggestions, everyone. After talking with my brother and several of his church friends who were all using the same provider, we decided to go with US Cellular. After all, if you can't trust church people, who can you trust?! I mean, other than people who watch TAGS.:)
I think it is the best plan for us. We get 1500 anytime minutes; free incoming calls; free calls to anyone else who uses US Cellular; and camera phones which after rebate one of them will be free. All for about what we were (originally) paying with AllHel, er, I mean, AllTel.;) Around $70 a month. Oh, plus we added 3000 extra night and weekend minutes(my wife will need those) for an extra $4.95 a month, so it will only be a little higher. What's good is that the night minutes kick in at 7pm instead of at 9pm(who calls anyone after 9 anyway) like in our plan with AllHe... well, you know who.
I bit the bullet(not Barneys) and signed the 2-yr contract, but this plan just sounded too good. Hopefully it is just not too good to be true. Time will tell if it is.

Have a good day everyone!
-Sterling Holobyte

February 04, 2005 - Msg 26919: Mornin Porchsters. Still having computer problems here. It's "hit and miss" checking in with the porch. Sterling- our company switched over to Alltell (not my decision) at the first of the year. What I find extremely ironic, not to mention extremely irritating, is Alltell's advertising campaigns center around not having "dropped" calls. Well, I've never experienced more "dropped" calls in my life. They are the worst, by far, of all the cellular companies I've ever used. But guess what? You got it...we're locked in to a two year agreement. Oh well, soapbox going back under porch.

February 04, 2005 - Msg 26920: We jest got one of them con-traptions that you crank and ask Sarah to connect ya. We're really cooking with gas now!
Along that line, anyone else here old enuf to remember watching test patterns on TV?
On saturday mornings we would actually sit and watch the test pattern waiting for the station to "sign on the air!" Then it would start our cartoon run of Mighty Mouse, Ruff and Ready, Howdy Doody, and Fury!
Some stations would then sign off about 10 PM with
the star spangled banner.
Well, so much for the good old days of TV.
The Happy Days reunion was pretty good last night. I did hear Ronnie Howard mention TAGS one time.
Well, have a great mayberry day.
Lunch special at the diner at noon.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 04, 2005 - Msg 26921: Sterling, We did the US Cellular thing at Christmastime (after having trouble with being able to get a signal on Verizon) with the same deal as you're getting. So far so good (although I haven't got my rebate back yet) and our kids love the camera phones! I don't even know how to use them, but they sure do!
Charlotte Tucker

February 04, 2005 - Msg 26922: I feel sorry for you, Rev. Jr. Oh, your company switched over? Then I feel sorry for them too. Does that mean you aren't paying for it? If you do, just be sure to check your bill every month, or have the company check theirs. And don't add anything to your plan or change plans while you are under contract with them as I read they have a nasty habit of automatically giving people a new 2-yr contract without telling them. Ok, enough Alltel bashing.

MDC, sometimes I'd like to go back to having a Sarah to connect your calls.
I do recall some tv stations signing off with the Star-Spangled Banner, usually when I used to stay up real late though. Do any tv stations do that now? I guess probably not because most just put on infomercials and never sign off.

Yeah, Charlotte, I don't know how to use my camera yet either! lol But good to hear you haven't had any problems with US Cellular yet.

-Sterling Holobyte