February 10, 2005 - Msg 27034: I forgot to tell you all, that about 6 miles from my house, the Extreme Home Makeover show is re-doing a home this week!!! Or should I say they demolished the old 50 year old house and are building a new 5000 square foot home for the family with 6 kids. It is totally amazing. the newspaper has been showing photos of it everyday.
I'm going to see it tomorrow. There are one thousand volunteers working 24/7. They had the whole thing framed, plumbed and elctrically done in ONE day! What an awesome deal. One of the six kids has cancer, and all she asked was for the show to spruce up the hospital wing where she stays a lot. Well, they did that with the family this week, but they have no clue that they are also getting a new home!
Be sure to watch on MARCH 13, and you'll also get an idea of what my end of the porch is like.
Keeep rockin'

February 10, 2005 - Msg 27035: I'll be dogged, I swept!
I was going to say, for the newcomers, I live just outside of Phoenix, near Gilbert, AZ where the show is being taped.

February 10, 2005 - Msg 27036: That's cool, MDC! Are you going to be one of the people in the crowd when they unveil the new home to the owners? I've noticed there is usually a gigantic crowd of people from the community when they do that.

I also have to agree with something you said in another post about all those programs dividing the races, not bringing them together as equals.

Mrs. Wiley, I also learned first-hand about reverse discrimination when I worked in the payroll dept for my wife's tribe. They have this little rule called "Native American Preference" which stipulates that if you work for them(it doesn't matter how long) and are non-indian, and an Indian comes along and wants your job(regardless if they are qualified or not), they get it and you get booted. That's exactly how it happened to me. The payroll manager(who is also white) was pretty upset about this, because I was a pretty good worker, and she even quit not too long after I was let go. I don't know if the two things were connected, but I do know from my wife(who also worked in that dept)that she was pretty mad that they let me go and tried, in vain, to keep me in the job. I appreciated that.
So, like others have said, it works both ways. Whites don't hold a monopoly on discrimination.

-Sterling Holobyte

February 11, 2005 - Msg 27037: Good Morning Gang!..asa,mw,sh,mdc,pipeman,alyce,hm,possum,and all of the porch..center cut country ham,hash browns,fried eggs,red eye gravy,cat head bisquits,butter,apple jelly,h20 and ice cold milk and a tear from my roll of paper towels!..ready NOW!..signed:SPOT the"gona be in the 50"s here in ga today" dog of your porch....lights are on.. miss sherry says hey!

February 11, 2005 - Msg 27038: MMM thaks for the delish breakfast SPOT. Sorry to hear your PT is still in the painful stage. Hope you get better real soon. Does the cold weather bother you more now? It's in the 50's here in SFla today too, but that's a cold front for us. Your 50's are probably a warm spring breeze. Hey to Miss Sherry!

~ Mrs. Wiley

February 11, 2005 - Msg 27039: MDC..That is soooo cool about Extreme Home Makeover. We LOVE that show..I like the body one too. I love Ty..he is so fun! And Paul..get me some autographs..hehe..


February 11, 2005 - Msg 27040: SPOT.. breakfast sounded great ,sorry I missed out today ,tell MISS SHERRY howdy .
MDC ..I really like the Extreme Homemakeover show ,sounds like fun going to see the production of it
Hope all the great folks here on the porch have a great day ...only 9 days til the 500

February 11, 2005 - Msg 27041: Yup, Ty Pennington is like a household word here now! It's raining here today on the day the family is suppose to come home. I wanted to go, but theres is something like a 3 mile traffic jam just getting to the lot where you have to park and take a shuttle bus, so sterling, I guess i wont be in that crowd today.
Hope the rain will let up soon, so it all works out nicely for them.
spot, super breakfast, thanks!
mayor, our fair city is just going to the dogs, dogs, dogs! (teehee)

February 11, 2005 - Msg 27042: Slooooooow day on the porch! Hope all is well with you and yours! Have a good weekend, church on Sunday, and a nice potluck later! Prayers for all.

February 11, 2005 - Msg 27043: Enter the Fart Zone

(at your own risk)

February 11, 2005 - Msg 27044: race fans .busy week ..Bud shootout Saturday night ,Daytona 500 pole qualifying on Sunday ,twin qualifying races on Thursday and the 500 next Sunday ,plus Busch and ARCA races thrown in ..I smell the tire smoke and grease already .I hope everyone has a great weekend ..even the person in #27043 take care everyone

February 11, 2005 - Msg 27045: Hey MD, I guess you and me have to keep the rockers warm tonight. Ole Clarance Earp must have come to town and everyone's at the county fairgrounds.
Elizabeth Crowley would be happy to see the races getting closer by the day! Did they do anythig in the off season to fix the point disaster of last year? Like you said, not sure why they tried to fix somethig that werent broke.
Have a good everning.
Waffle House for breakfast tomorrow!

February 11, 2005 - Msg 27046: MDC..no problem on missing out.....miss sherry is a lady that cant be explained...my mom and dad [70 and 73] love her to death...God bless my grandma..she is in good hands...lets have some cheese and crackers...watching leave it to beaver...[great show]..500..MD not far off...signed:SPOT the" cant wait till the tires get to spinning for nextel cup"dog of your porch.....prayers to all......

February 11, 2005 - Msg 27047: Not many posts today. Msg 27043 must've run everyone off.
Charlotte Tucker

February 12, 2005 - Msg 27048: MD cant wait till the 500..!!.Im a fan of all but gordon will be yer man to watch..Mrs Wiley the weather plays a big factor with my leg and foot...funny that way...but i will get there..cant wait to go back to work next month...once you have been at a job for 23 years ya kinda miss it!..crock pot vegee soup today and a truck washing day here in ga!..miss sherry says hey...signed:SPOT the"might wax my truck too" dog of your porch...lights are on!

February 12, 2005 - Msg 27049: Sterling Holobyte, we all need to work on coming together as equals as the late Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. told us. I presently have a black girlfriend that loves me with all her heart; and my sister in Raleigh North Carolina is having a hard time adjusting to this. She got me a beautiful boquiet of flowers for valatines day and bloon that played sugar pie honey bunch when you tap it. All together it came to 30 dollars. S-H-WWWW as Andy would whistle at that total. LORDY, our coversation on the Taylor porch are getting deep.


February 12, 2005 - Msg 27051: Hi Porchters! Need to ask for travelin' mercies again... heading up to SPOT's neck of the woods to visit the parents. On the way I'll stop and visit my older brother in Orlando. and do LOTS of visitin' in ATL. and further north. Mr Wiley Sr. (Dad) is near breathin his last, so's I need to get that final visit in. We've always had a strained relationship, so no telling what he'll say or do. Just hope I can get him to confession. I know I can count on the prayers of the fine folks here in cyber-Mayberry!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "...it just ain't natural for you to come back. Not after your gone!"

February 12, 2005 - Msg 27052: Good luck, Mrs. Wiley!
- Hazel

Opie: "Poor Horatio".

February 12, 2005 - Msg 27053: mdc and tx, california. how bad is the flooding your way? just passing thru- got to warm up the tube tv for the budwieser shootout starting in aboout 15 minutes. prayers for all. pipeman

February 12, 2005 - Msg 27054: a quick scan of posts but i think not only all ethnic groups need to join hands as brothers and sisters but also all soco- economic classes- as well as laws that are used as guidelines not every sentence or situation saying page 4 par 3 sub par 7 says you jaywalked and het 5 years. silly example but --- well i see the old tubes have warmed up, varoom. pip[eman

February 12, 2005 - Msg 27055: Well,I think i will go home take a napp then go to Thelma lous Yep thats what i think i will do, Go home take a nap then go to Thelma lous

February 12, 2005 - Msg 27056: hi porch,spot the crockpot soup sounds good,I use my crockpot all the time.I'ts good truck washin weather here too,everything is starting to thaw.I can't wait to be able to hang my clothes on the clothesline,you can't beat the smell of fresh air!Its such a nice evening,I think I'll take a walk around mayberry to see if Barney really did go to Thelma Lou's,I might just stop and say ahey too.Ya'll Take Care,KY Girl

February 13, 2005 - Msg 27057: Playing in a trivia contest, looking for the 4 activities in which Barney participated in highschool. Found the answer back in your archives. Just wanted to say, Thanks!

February 13, 2005 - Msg 27058: Hmmm.. can I play? Spanish Club (si), Volley ball (in charge of the net), ...I can't think of any others.

See ya'll in the funny papers, I'm gone!
~ Mrs. Wiley

February 13, 2005 - Msg 27059: Don't forget he was the Board of Director for the Tin Foil Dvive too. And he wrote that column for the school paper (it only ran that once).
- Hazel

February 13, 2005 - Msg 27060: Just think if TAGS would have orignaly aired on NBC,Mayberry might have never been Black-n-White!

February 13, 2005 - Msg 27061: I still watch TAGS so that makes me a TAGS fan!
But I still watch The Lawrence Welk Show every week on PBS so that must make me a SQUARE HUH?
Let me explain if I may?
I recently was at the local Thrift store and bought a book by Lawrence Welk! Inside the cover
the orignal owner wrote This book is for all squares to read so Im a square signed PattyThere was a picture of a square not the words!Below that someone wrote I read this book so I must be a square too signed Hildia.Below that someone wrote Here's another square I read it too signed Gertruide. Today I finished the book and wrote I enjoyed being a square and read the book too signed Brian PS.If anyone else wants to be a square and read the book too it's called AH~ONE,AH~TWO! LIFE WITH MY MUSICAL FAMILY Brian

February 13, 2005 - Msg 27062: Brian, sounds like a neat book. My mom and dad saw Lawence aWelk on their honeymoon and just loved his show. We kids were "required" to watch every Sunday night growing up, but what a great musical education, and the girls were pretty, so we didnt really mind to much! haha
Now I tape the PBS shows for my mom's nursing home and they all just watch for hours!
Prayers for your father mrs wiley. Hope you can mend fences and get him to confess Jesus as Lord and Savior. What a blessing that you can visit.
CT, hope you set a bit with us. Good to see KY girl retuen.
pipeman, closest Mayberry came to extreme makeover was "Maybarry Goes Hollywood" with the 'Tonsoral Parlor', suits, fancy dresses etc.
What you see aint always what you get! teehee
(and the witch hazel went up 75 cents! whew)
Rains have subsided here, some flooding upstate.
Some nut tried to drive his big rig thru 4feet high rushing water and the water pushed him 25 feet downstream. A copter saved him! People are always underestimating the power of running washes!
spot, was that a crockpot or "crack"pot meal, haha!
Good for you wanting to get back to work! I'm sure you miss all the guys and the good grub they all cook up there! Hey to Miss Sherry!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 13, 2005 - Msg 27063: hey gang .. shootout was good last night ,looking forward to the 500 next Sunday ,I have to work but thanks to the electronical marvels I can tape it and watch it that evening .Raining here on my end of the porch ,but Im too tired to care .Everyone have a good and safe evening ,and good to see BRIAN back on the porch

February 13, 2005 - Msg 27064: prayers for you and your family mrs wiley. ky girl great to see you here again. do you know if ky moonshiner was in the military? he said he was from campbellsville, ky and haven't heard from him. nice to see brian, mdc, hazel, spot and everyone. just finished watching daytona 500 time trials- interesting technology. they can change an entire paint scheme of a car and use no paint, comes out show room quality in an hour. it's like shrink wrap and finish is showroom quality. boy mert and the boys could have made a killing selling those old clunkers, couldn't they? hey to mdc, mayberry deputy, sterling.IN CASE I'M BUSY TOMMOROW HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. pipeman

February 13, 2005 - Msg 27065: A pre-happy hearts day to everyone. . .Valentine cards for both boys (check), treat bags for one first grade class (check), games for one first grade classs (half a check!). . .
Clothes ready for tomorrow. . .(no check)
Take care

With lots of ((((hugs)))) and ****kisses****


February 13, 2005 - Msg 27066: Howdy, all. If nobody minds, I'll use an empty rocker to prop my feet up. I went to see the Gaither family concert last night with friends, and on my way back to our seats with popcorn, I missed a step (too dark to see it) and dropped about two feet to the concrete below, landing on both knees. I'd probably have broken my wrists trying to catch myself, but I was too concerned about protecting the two boxes of popcorn I was carrying, so my knees took it all. The right one is okay, the left one is pretttty sore! It doesn't want to bend today, though it bent fine right after the fall. I don't think anything's broken, just bruised and really sore. Anybody my age needs to be more careful, I guess. Oh, well.

So, tomorrow is Valentine's Day. I sure do miss my sweetie. We would have had a good dinner somewhere, and then probably just come home and spent a nice evening together. After 38 years, we didn't have to do anything fancy, we just enjoyed each other's company. Again, oh well....

All you young'uns, and you older ones, too -- have a great day tomorrow. If there's somebody you love, tell 'em so! Then tell 'em again! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27067: Mornin' Y'all! Happy Valentine's Day!

Poor Romeena! Sorry to hear your news. Hope you get to feeling better real soon. Take care of yourself!
Leaving lots of hugs for everyone today- ((((((((PORCHSTERS))))))))
Have a great day and save me a piece of chocolate somebody!
possum under a rock

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27068: Good Morning Porch!
Well, today is the preview sale day for Pat's art show. I would really appreciate your opinions of his work, and how we compete with the other artists price and quality wise. I am not able to do links, but I can give you the address: www.natureworks.org Once you go there, there is a link to the online preview sale and if you click that and look for Pat McMa nus (apparently Pat's name activated the sensor!), you will see three examples of Pat's work. He is just finishing a tree sparrow that is so pretty, and he is working on a moose painting, and just finished a wolf and a female cardinal among other things. Unfortunately I can't show you examples of those because they haven't been to the photographer yet for transparencies.


I hope everyone is having a great day!

Romeena, I hope you are feeling better.Did you stay for the show? Sounds pretty painful to try and enjoy a show after that.

I gotta run, so much to do, so little time! I will try to check back later to see if anyone had a chance to check out Pat's work.

Have a great day!
Mary Wiggins

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27069: Mary Wiggins, I am no art connessieur(I don't even know if I spelled that right) but I think Pat's paintings stack up very well against the compet-ition. While I would never be able to afford them, the prices look about right to me based on other art I have seen, on the website and elsewhere.
I think the deer is Fantastic, btw! I'm sure his other animal paintings look just as great.

Sorry about your fall, Romeena. Hope you are on the mend.
-Sterling Holobyte

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27070: Ro, so sorry to hear of your fall. Take care of yourself. I understand your mixed emotions today.
Just remember he IS with you in a very special way!
Mary, I will check out the paintings.
Pipeman, shrink wrapped cars eh? Didnt the Egyptians invent shrinkwrapping? haha
Maybe us darlings could git that done to the ole truck.
6 days til daytona!
Well, I wonder how the public schools keep getting to celebrate St. Valentine's Day??
Have a good one all. Sorry I dont know how to do the color fonts, so its just basic black,

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27071: Mary Wiggins, thanks for the link. "Meadow's Edge" just stole my heart. Will it be available in a print like the others I got? Wish I could afford an original, but I can't, so those prints are the next best thing. People who see them think they're originals, that process is so neat. I forgot the name of it, but it sure does make a pretty print.

The old knee is still very, very sore, but I'm going to Ace-wrap it and go on to work tonight. I'm beginning to wonder if I chipped something, but I guess I'll know before long, if it doesn't get better. You'd think anyone my age would be more careful, but oh no! I came skipping down that stairway like a kid, and just flat-out didn't see the next steps. Two of them. Just went right over them and down to the concrete below. Some light or a handrail would have been helpful, but neither was there, so off I went. Oh, well. Gives me something to talk about. (heehee)

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

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27072: hello porch ,raining here in N.C. today .Bad day at work today ,we went in this morning and found someone had broken into the store ,they busted a whole in the concrete block wall and cut the phone lines so the alarm wouldnt go off the they spent a couple hours breaking into the safe the police kept us shut down until 2.30 this afternoon ,on the busiest day of the month.Oh well ,tommorrow is a new day ..the other stores in town were doing a booming business ...Only 5 days til the 500

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27073: Uh, Romeena, I think you probably ought to call Neil Bentley. You want me to drive you up to Mt. Pilot so you can swear out a statement and have your signature notarized?
- Hazel

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27074:
Happy Valentines Day!

Love someone!

Alyce Our new pastor's name is Phillip Williams. But he's coming from Bonifay Fl. i think? But is is Florida. That would have been neat if it had been the same people!

Jesus is my Valentine who's your's?

Somebody loves me, answers my prayers. I love somebody, I know he cares. Somebody tells me not to repine. That somebody is Jesus and I know he's mine!


February 14, 2005 - Msg 27075: Hey md,dix,hazel,brian,possum,mw,mdc,..rain over with here in ga, foing up tp 73 tomorrow..ham and bisquits with mustard in the morning...race season is here!...got to go, watching a movie with miss sherry...signed:SPOT the"watched the blue collar tour last night, very funny" dog of your porch..

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27076: hi porch,hope everybody is doin good.Pipeman,I don't know what happened to ky moonshiner,seems like he just disappeared.Yeah I believe he was from Campbellsville,maybe he was in the military?Sure would like to know what happened to him myself.MDC hope you are doing good this evening.I wonder how the public schools are still celebrating valentines day too.It seems they have taken everything else out,that will probably be next.Don't it just make you wonder what is going on with society?oops,sorry I started to step on the soapbox,I'm puttin it away now.I don't remember who posted the other day and mentioned when there was the days of having the E on the houses,but,I'm all for those values.Gotta close for now,Ya'll take Care,KY GIrl

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27077: Romeena,sorry to hear about your fall,hope you didn't do anything serious.I like the Gaithers too,never seen them in concert,but,I sure would like too.Hope you get feeling better.KY Girl

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27078: hope ya get better ro,..just upgraded to a very fast bell south dsl here at the dog house but i think i got a virus..[shrug]..keeps poping up problem stuff and then shuting down...gona take it to the comp. doc and get it flushed out tomorrow..the kids have got all kind of things on here...signed:SPOT the"got something wrong here" dog of your porch..ruff..lights are on..miss sherry says hey..

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27079:
did i leave bold on?...o-no..more problems...

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27080: is it off...

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27081: sorry gang...dumb dog...me...help

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27082:

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27083: gona go to bed....sorry about the bold...

February 14, 2005 - Msg 27084: whew...its off...God bless all....Spot

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27085: Spot! Go lay down!
- Hazel

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27086: Hope all had a wonderful St. Valentine's Day.
Travelin mercies for Mrs Wiley. Have a good trip.
Ky girl, I was the one who mentioned the big Es in the front windows. My mom had one in our front window. Long gone days now.
MD, sounds like Asa was asleep on the job again
to have let those robbers in there for two hours!
Too bad you also missed all the valentines business. 4 days to go!
Spot, keep up the good grub!
pipeman, where ya at? Drinking from the spiked water crock again? teehee
Have a good day all,

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27087: SPOT.. I love watching the guys on Blue Collar Comedy Tour ,they keep it fairly clean but are still funny Git R Done
MDC .. ASA was either sleeping or out trying to shine his bullets up like Barneys
Eveyone have a great day

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27088: Hello friends. Hope you are well. I dropped in to deliver a request for prayer, please. On Saturday a little two yr old in our neighborhood turned up missing and we searched for an hour only to find she had fallen into an old septic tank and drowned. EMS worked on her and she had a heartbeat but after being in the water for so long she is just on life support and the family is supposed to make the decision to remove life support today. Please pray for them. I have been a nurse for over 20 years and seen alot but this was so very disturbing. I am just so concerned for the mother of the child. She is young and I don't think she has a husband or any other children. Please pray that I can help her in some way, if the Lord allows. Thanks.

Julie (Boo)

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27089: You got it, boo. My what a situation!
Prayers going up for her right now.

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27090: mdc

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27091: Hi everyone I missed you all!!
I was away on business I couldn't get loose! I hope all of my fellow porch family is fine!!
God Bless!

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27092: Thanks Hazel...md the blue tour is neat,just have to look around things but I do..very funny,hey mdc,mr mcbeevee,julie[boo],not much action on the porch today..tomorrow its split long ways fried weenies and eggs,grits,flapjacks,apple butter,toast and milk and h20...ready at 6:30..got therapy tomorrow..[whew]..but worth it...varooommm sooooon...signed:SPOT the"get-er-done in the sun tomorrow" dog of your porch...so great to be alive!

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27093: My prayers are with you too Boo.Let us know how things go.KY Girl

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27094: Just read your post Julie[Boo]again ..my whole heart in prayers are with you and everyone involved...hello ky girl..Boo the Lord will allow you to help and you will ..I have faith...SPOT..

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27095: MR. MCBEEVEE.. welcome back
BOO .. its a sad thing when children are involved in something tragic ,prayers for the little girl and her mom

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27096: Good to see you again Mac!
Where has Rev jr been. Maybe he went to daytona
on "business" to get on of those shrink wrapped cars!
spot, the flapjacks sound good! have fun at htherapy. hety to miss sherry and to all you porcheters. Many chairs, no waiting.

February 15, 2005 - Msg 27097: mdc...miss shery is at here house but will tell here....5 days till the greatest race on earth!..I am a fan of just nextel cup all together but yall watch gordon and petty [hendrick motors]...watch out DEI....come on jr...lets go!!..signed:SPOT the"gona eat some left over steak from last night" dog of this great porch....lights are on ...cant wait to get back to work march the 7th....

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27098: Ok, everybody, remember the plan. Todays Mayor Pipemans birthday, so I'll stand behind the bushes and when I see him coming I'll do my Hoot Owl impression. Then we'll all jump up to the porch and yell Surprise! I'll just eat a sandwich while I wait....
Happy Birthday, Pipeman!
- Hazel

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27099: Mornin' Y'all! Boo,that is heartbreaking indeed.Prayers for that precious baby and her mom.Such a sad thing.
Yeah,where IS Rev.Jr? I'll look around down here on the SC end of the porch,but doubt he's near my rock. Maybe he's out selling BBQ sauce? Ought to take some down to the race and sell to all the tailgaters! Anyway,check in with us when you can Rev. Jr!
Hope everyone has a nice day! Love to all!
possum under a rock

P.S. Happy Birthday Mr. Pipeman!!

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27100: nice and brisk morning here- in fact about 25 degrees brisker on my porch. how is it on our cyber porch this morning? i pray everyone isdoing well. i'll read posts later== thanks possum,rev jr has been off for a long time rom the porch, i suppose he's stretching his legs.here he comes hazel start yelling.thanks spot, how did i miss that left over steak? 4 days to the race, i loved the trials because you got to see one on one action.mdc are you up and running yet? mr mcbeevee, am i ever glad to see you, folks were beginning to think i made you up.mayberry deputy, start your engines.ky girl, as you can tell i'm responding to the posts backwards since i've been off a few days.julie, boo== she has my prayers, as i told my kids when they asked if i feltold being over 6 decades old. i said thank god even ifi didn't understand why so many die young leaving behind babys, and loved ones behind.why he choose us to see our spouses,kids, and grandkids grow up, i don't know but my reward has been given me and with that kind of grace comes the responsibility 5to stand up for them and their memory when we can. dixie- you are loved by so many. our lot in life we don't always understand but itwill be revealed in time, i promise. hey to sterling, mary wiggins,romeena, plum, and everyone else. anyone hear from afd, auh20, asa, goober, mavis and the rest? thanks... pipeman

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27101: Mornin' Porchsters! Sorry I haven't been able to check in lately....computer problems continue. Good to see y'all again. Got a lot of catching up to do. Prayers for all.

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27102: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYOR PIPEMAN!
Would your humbleness care to give a er humble speech about your fond humility! teehee
BOOM, one cannon blast bouncing off the courthouse, the county clerks office and right thru the mayors office window!
Look at it this way, you are just STARTing your SECOND 60 years! You can check out at the ripe young age of 120, a chance to "do it all over again!" teehee again!
Hazel got that sandwich in her throat, so I did the honors!

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27103: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIPEMAN! Hope its a good one for you! and good day to all!

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27104: mdc= i'm 61 today. but i caught that cannon as it went thru the mayors office and carried out of town the shell, thus saving the town but was to humble to talk about it. ha. how's that?mr mcbeevee, thanks, see pawi told ypou mr mcbeevee was real. rev jr, good to see you, how did you likethe daytona trials last week? just passing thru. pipeman

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27105: Prayers for those in need, Ro and her knees, Mrs. Wiley, the family that Boo mentioned (and Boo's family too), as well as spot's continued recovery.

Happy Birthday Mayor! We lined up your daughter to sing "Happy Birthday" for ya. ; ) You're pretty close to my dad's age. My dad turns 60 in June, my mom turned 55 in January, and they will celebrate their 40th anniversary in August. (And if my grandfather was still living, he'd be turning 100 on Feb 28).

It's 30 cooler on my porch than it was yesterday. We hit a high of 74 yesterday and aiming for 44 today. That's why you haven't seen much of me lately - I'd been out enjoying the last two days of "SPRING"! Thanks for asking after me, Mayor.

Good to see you Mr. McBV and Rev Jr. too.


February 16, 2005 - Msg 27106: APB time for fungirl, mayberry girl, ed s, Milton o, frankie f, mavis, jelsik, ollie, angefan, will stockdale, FLOYD,sara, new neighbor, des and others!
WE MISS YA, and you missed mayor pipeman's party and speech and singin daughter, and all the apple pies and the 69 cent special at the diner, not to mention all of us. Y'all come back now hear, as Miss peggy would say. An-deeeee!
Andy: Now wait a minute Floyd, me bein' in public office and all, I dont dare get too adoreable!

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27107: Hope you have a Happy Birthday, Pipeman!
-Sterling Holobyte

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27108: Happy Birthday Pipester!

February 16, 2005 - Msg 27109: Happy Birthday Pipeman,and I pray you have many more!KY Girl

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27110: i wanna see "opie the birdman"

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27111: i saw the top 10 on tv land, it looks good.

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27112: Happy B-day Pipe! Hope it was a great one!

Boo...very sad, prayers for you and the family.

RO...hope the knees heal soon. That Gaither croud is alright...I've actually done a few concerts with several of the folks who are with them. That Guy Penrod just wishes he could sing like I do ( Kiddin Guy!) :-).

Spot...good to see you're back in trouble...must be feelin like your old self! ;-)

Pipe...was good to see the cars running again this weekend...and P/C showed up at camp. We're close to making through another winter! :-)

Been busier than I can remember...work, work, work. I'll promise to check in more often.

Ya'll be good!


February 17, 2005 - Msg 27113: Hi everyone...been really busy here..Hope you all are doing well.

Boo: so sorry to hear about that little child...prayers are heading up for them and your community.

Well we are ready to paint inside the house and my husband and brother in law have been working on installing the kitchen cabinets. Its getting closer so I will be hit and miss on here..

yall take care now, ya hear!


February 17, 2005 - Msg 27114: Well gang, twin 125" today!..gona have BLT"s ready for the race yall come on over at about 1:00..chips and will someone bring some slaw..hey rev,alyce,pipeman,goober,brian,afd,ky girl,and all else..and oh, fruit punch kool-aide...signed:SPOT the"gona get to frying that bacon" dog of your porch....varoomm

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27115: SPOT.. the 125s have been changed to 150 milers and are being called the duels ..go figure

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27116: Got the slaw covered, Spot - and I won't pass up fruit punch Koolaid for anything! It's my favorite! : )

Hey to Goober!

Glad things are coming right along, Alyce. It's nice to see everything coming together, isn't it. Have you decided on paint colors?


February 17, 2005 - Msg 27117: AFD..
Benjamin Moore Paints...
Living room, master bedroom, foyer: Manchester Tan (a light khaki), white trim
Kitchen: (maybe)Cream Brulee...a creamy ivory, little hint of yellow. white trim
Dining room: (not decided on these actual colors, but something of the like) Confederate Red above chair rail, below..the manchester tan..the trim will not be the white, but something of a cream or lighter khaki.
Girl 1 room: Lavender Ice, white trim
Girl 2 room: Elephant Pink, white trim
Guest bedroom: whatever's left over, haha!
Play room: havent a clue..have had some thoughts..but just dont know yet
Their bathroom: a light blue and white..hopefully will have yellow ducks sponged as a border
Oh, Utility room: the cream brulee probably
master bath..the manchester tan, as is master bedroom
Half bath:dont know, maybe the manchester tan again..its off of the living room /hallway
Office: not sure..maybe that Confederate Red all over..I just want a red room I think..But dont want that room to close right up on us with such a bold color
I think I covered all of the rooms..

So anyone wanna come over and paint?


February 17, 2005 - Msg 27118: Sure, Alyce, I'll paint. Your color choices sound nice.

Thanks to all of you for your prayers and kind words concerning the little girl who drowned. They removed life support yesterday and were able to donate some of her organs. The local news has been featuring this whole thing on every news broadcast so it is hard to not relive it over and over again. Everyone is really upset about the way the child died and there are already attorneys filing lawsuits against several folks (including the city, for not having ordinances about the old tanks being filled or covered). It turns out there are probably more in the area that are a real danger. The family of the child moved onto the property three weeks ago and claim they didn't know the septic tank was there so the owner of the property has some explaining to do. I will be attending the funeral and will try to do what I can for the family. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again for your kindness and prayers..I hesitated to tell you all about it because it is such a hard thing to hear about but I value your prayers so much that I felt like I needed to pass it on.

MDC, I just love Extreme Makeover Home Edition! I can't wait to watch your episode. I have never seen an ep that didn't make me cry.

Love to All,

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27119: yea MD, im still from the old school...sorry..ha ha,the first 150 was great, hope kerry gets in, thanks for the slaw AFD it gooood,prayers to the family Boo, Alyce i can paint [get it, dog pant]..I have to get the trim on the dog house painted this spring..and fruit punch koolaid is goood,well back to the second dual 150!..signed:SPOT the" go boris said" dog of your porch...paint...paint..

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27120: Future trivia question:
Who won the 2005 Stanley Cup? No one
Everybody lost, fans, players and owners, and it is all money-related! I like hockey, but am totally disgusted with the way the whole thing went down.
ON THE OTHER HAND, pitchers and catchers reported yeaterday, and nascar is gearing up!
Prayers for all the porch!
Barney: Let's all just take a bite out of Barney Fife!

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27121: Oops, hiya spot!

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27122: WOW md and all the nascar fans here...the #29 goodwrench harvick driven car is gona be gunned for..if ya watched the last 150 today ya know what i mean..hiya MDC,..tonight its subs from publix..all the way...cant wait till just a bit longer and i will be out there on the tractor cutting my garden and putting lime on it!..we will have plenty to fresh veggies on the porch this year...[just cant sell them on the side of the road or fast gun fife will arrest me]..signed:SPOT the"gona take miss sherry and my kids to the picture show tomorrow night" dog of this fine porch!...lights are on..

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27123: well porch guess its goodnight!..tomorrow morning its gona be hand pattyed jimmy dean sausage hash browns with chedse and ham chunks,grits w/cheese,eggs your way [like mine over easy].bisquits,apple butter ,and a tear from my roll of paper towels...ready at 6:30..signed: the" miss sherry says hey" dog of your porch...ruff...ruff..

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27124: Hey, everybody! Very brief - I've got that miserable flu and am sick, sick, sick. Forget the knees, don't even notice them anymore!

You Nascar folks will want to tune in to the Animal Planet channel, they're running a show called "Nascar - Animal Crew." Very interesting. It spotlights the pets that the Nascar people have and bring with them to the races. I'm not into racing necessarily, but I found the show very interesting. It will be on again at 10pm Central time, and very likely several times after that.

I'm going back to bed! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27125: Miss Ro...gosh..hope you get better soon [vicks[??..chicken soup for you in the morning for sure sfter breakfast..ya nee a sugar pill!..[only a dime]...for 10...take care...signed SPOT

February 17, 2005 - Msg 27126: All those colors sound nice, Alyce - I was able to see a couple of them online. I really like the Manchester Tan.

Continued prayers for that family, Boo. Sad to hear the little one didn't make it, but it's nice that she lives on through her organ donations. I pray that the Lord will use you as He wills in the situation.

Prayers that you get over the crud quickly, Ro. Hope the Plum has been giving you extra TLC. : )

Spot - breakfast sounds delish. I'll take a double dollop of that apple butter on my biscuits. Mmmm!


February 18, 2005 - Msg 27127: AFD..a double dollop!..boy that apple butter [

February 18, 2005 - Msg 27128: ok ...did not say anything wrong ...but had a long post but it said i could not post .....yall take care ...SPOT

February 18, 2005 - Msg 27129: prayers for all in need both spoken and unspoken. afd,thanks for the b'day wishes and all those that also has passed on b'day wishes. maybe we could do like we did on whereour porches are with b'days like pipeman feb 16th. this way we can have arecord so nooneis forgotten. 2hat does everyone think? mydaughter sure did a fine job on swet adaline, she sang it 61 times and everyone was spell bound.spot and all nascar fans two days out till the opening day. i predict the oi army car will take the top honors this year. two reasons, 1. i love the army, 2. the odds are 43 to one, and3. i decreed it. ha. more later, love and prayers for all. alyce your house sounds so beautiful. maybe once completed you might share a fewpictures. i don't know how to do those things and maintain privacy. pipeman

February 18, 2005 - Msg 27130: Happy Belated Birthday Pipeman :) I'm sorry I missed it!

Soooooooo who is miss behaving today? Does barney need to put his bullet in his gun? Or can we be peaceable about it?

Spot sometimes it won't let me post what I want to either. 'Course ya'll know me. I have such a meaness in me that sometimes I cuss up a blue streak ;) Kidding! But it can be particular sometimes!


February 18, 2005 - Msg 27131: Whoops.... I sometimes I just don't catch my oh-ohs


February 18, 2005 - Msg 27132: Hey all..

RO: so sorry you are sick with that mess...been there and done that a couple of weeks ago. It wasnt fun. Sometimes I think the Lord puts us there so we can get that needed extra rest. Hope you get to feeling better soon..

Pipe: sorry, I missed your b-day too...Hope it was terrific. Yes, I will try to send some pictures..I'd have to send it through email...

AFD: thanks...yes, I think we will like the Manchester Tan. And I have changed the kitchen from Creme brulee to Vanilla Ice Cream...when I put the samples together with the countertop sample and up against the cabinets..the creme brulee was too yellow..I like the ice cream one..yummy! Think I will take that upstairs to the play room as well..I wanted to do something funky in there, but you know I need a project for a few years to come..so thought it could be that room.

OK..gotta get moving!


February 18, 2005 - Msg 27133: Sorry folks, I've been sick too, or I would have posted this earlier. Asa didn't really give me permission to share this news, but I'm going to anyway. His dad passed away last night. Could everyone please remember him in your thoughts and prayers?
- Hazel

February 18, 2005 - Msg 27134: Thanks for sharing Hazel...You knew he'd be in our prayers!


February 18, 2005 - Msg 27135: Oh, and Hazel...hope you feel better soon too..


February 18, 2005 - Msg 27136: Prayers for asa and family, and for so many ailing folks on the porch. My goodness, I guess the flu has hit!
Hope all else is ok with everyone.
Wish there was somethin we could loosen! haha
If laughter is the best medicine, then this is the place to get well quickly!
I got a dvd of 2nd season Gilligans Island a while back and to see it all in vivid color is quite a treat. I never had a color TV til I was married. Infact the first color tv I got was in 1983! RCA colortrak that is still going strong!
I've never had a single problem with it. On the
masonite back (remember those?) it says MADE IN USA! Sinse I've never had cable, this is the first time I saw all the castaways in color!
Unlike tags, color makes the "isle de gilligan"
so , well, tropical!
Daytona so close now...
have a good weekend,
Andy: If you see weasel tracks, you best lock up your hens

February 18, 2005 - Msg 27137: what a truck race tonight....will be back in a bit ....SPOT

February 18, 2005 - Msg 27138: Prayers for Asa and family. --Romeena

February 18, 2005 - Msg 27139: Prayers for Asa and his family as they face this loss.

Prayers for you to feel better, Hazel. Sorry to hear you're feeling poorly.

Alyce - that Vanilla Ice Cream paint does sound "yummy".


February 19, 2005 - Msg 27140: Asa- You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry to hear of your father's passing.
Feel better soon Hazel!

possum under a rock

February 19, 2005 - Msg 27141: Prayers for Asa

February 19, 2005 - Msg 27142: Prayers Asa and hazel,going to the picture show today and got all of the 4 wheelers on charge and fueled up, gona on a night ride tonight!...lets do lunch at Publix , sub sandwiches all the way, chips and tea...Signed:SPOT the"better wrap up on my ride tonight" dog of this here fine porch...we need to fix this loose board...

February 19, 2005 - Msg 27143: Friends, I'm going to copy in its entirety, a letter I received from our dear TOM. Here it is:

How are you, fine I hope. Everything fine here. Just wish for this weather to make up its mind what it's going to do!

Was just sitting here, so I will write. So how is everyone on the porch doing? I do miss being there at times, when I am down and sad, and just want something to do.

Tell everyone hello and they are in my prayers and maybe you all can send some photos to me.

This is for you and porch, see that it gets on there for me, please.


You walked into this life of mine
And brought so much worthwhile;
In just a friendly, bright hello,
One sweet, endearing smile,
You shared a joy I never knew,
So much I now hold dear,
And taught me how to live each day
Without a thought of fear.
I'm glad you walked into my life,
A friendship now is ours,
As hand in hand we walk life's road
Through sunshine and through showers.
I'm truly happy you are there.
Whatever life might send,
It matters not, I'm very sure,
Because you are my friend.
You share my life - my every dream -
Somehow we think as one.
I've found a peace and tranquil joy
As each new day is done.
No more of hurts or endless cares,
You banish tears and strife,
And I am thankful for the day
You walked into my life.
--A friend of the porch

There you are, folks. If anyone wants his snail mail address, just email me at Romeena@airmail.net and I'll send it. I think he would treasure photos and cards and little notes from his porch friends. I wish there was something we could do about getting him back online. That would have to be a boredom-buster for him.

Well, my friendly little flu bug is sending me back to bed. How long is this wretched thing going to hold on???
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 19, 2005 - Msg 27144: prayers for all the sick porchsters- i quess i'll have towipe the ockers down better. bad grms. asa= youandyour family are in our thoughts and prayers. those of us that have gone thru it already know the numbness, disbelief and pain your going thru. just remember we're here for you. spot= your right harvick will be in the cross hairs all season. looks like they would have learned from tony stewart. well tommorow's the day. dale jarret and the brown truck on the pole. and the winner is car # 45 the us army rolls on. jimmy johnon looking good also. tom- i loved your poem. sure missed them. i'm up to my knees in tears.good to see mr mcbeevee, possum, afd, mdc and the rest. hope the missing porchsters are ok. i saw where there bringing back dukes of hazzard soon. willie nelson as uncle jesse and jessica simpson as daisy duke. they'll both sing the theme song. rest are to be cast soon. praise the lord that your better spot. pipeman

February 19, 2005 - Msg 27145: ASA.. prayers for you and your family
SPOT ,MDC, REV JR. .. Great truck race last night and what I saw of the end of the Busch race was great too, Stewart blew them away at the end

February 19, 2005 - Msg 27146: Romeena...hope you get to feeling better soon. Mine lasted about 5 days!
I enjoyed that poem from Tom...wish I could have met him..so what happened..he just doesnt have a computer anymore or no internet service?

Hello to possum, Mr McB., Pipe, Spot!


February 19, 2005 - Msg 27147: Asa - So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. homemaker

February 19, 2005 - Msg 27148: Whew, just got back from riding the trails on my farm on 4-wheelers...MUDDY...gona buold a bon fire at the barn,Andy [son] has a buddy over..and a funny story..he wants me [school is out mon] to drop him and 2 buddys off a the movies at 1 mon i said no problem,he said a bunch is going, he has a cell and can call me to pick them up, over heard them talking tonight...some girls from school is in this bunch thats meeting...whew...here we go ..he is 13...kinda cool..a and b student!...Signed:SPOTthe"got a teanager now not a puppy" dog of this porch...

February 19, 2005 - Msg 27149: Howdy, all. Alyce, TOM is a special friend. I'm not completely sure of the whole story, but have the impression that he is dealing with a disability of some sort, and requires the assistance of family on a daily basis. He was recently compelled to move to WV, and in the move he lost his access to a computer. He has the snail addies of some of us, and wrote asking for any who wished to do so to write to him. As I said, I'll supply his address for anyone who's interested. You can tell from the letter I quoted above that he's lonely. I wrote him and included a picture of myself and the Plum. He should get a chuckle out of it, it's one of the Plum after she ate a tube of lipstick, so her face is all pink - looks pretty funny. Anyway, TOM is a gentle, sweet soul who has enriched our porch with his presence in the past, and I sincerely hope he'll be able to do so again soon.

Spot, dear friend, having raised four children, I can only say to you - God bless you, giving you strength, patience, wisdom, and the ability to refrain from pinching his little head right off his shoulders, when all around you are cheering you on. Little kids are fun, adult children are a blessing, but teenagers will make you crazy. You are entering the years wherein you will learn why some animals are prone to eat their young.

Well, that's about all the time I can tolerate out of bed. Back I go. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 19, 2005 - Msg 27150: Romeena, you made me laugh out loud!...he is a great kid [both of mine]...its just time to grow up [a little at a time]..have had talks with him and all of that...VERY good kid..great ball player and student...well me and Kelsey [daughter] are gona play with a mr potato head!...signed:SPOT the"lets order pizza" dog of your porch ...ruff ruff..

February 20, 2005 - Msg 27151: Thank you everyone for your prayers. These are hard days for us. I need your prayers as much as ever.
God bless you all.


February 20, 2005 - Msg 27152: Ooops, Almost forgot. Thank you Hazel, for letting folks here know. I am grateful to you.


February 20, 2005 - Msg 27153: thinking of you Asa......the 500 is ON..SPOT

February 20, 2005 - Msg 27154: Great finish to the 500.. just got to see the last 6 laps ,had to work today so I taped the race and plan to watch it tonight .Raining all day here in N.C. .ASA ..still keeping you and your family in my thoughts
Everyone take care

February 20, 2005 - Msg 27155: MD...all i can say is you saw the best 6 laps..the race was great...and i said before the season...watch Gordon.....SPOT

February 20, 2005 - Msg 27156: Where is everybody?.....SPOT

February 20, 2005 - Msg 27157: Hey spot - how are ya? Did you enjoy your movies with the young'uns and Miss Sherry? I got a big kick out of your "got a teanager now not a puppy" post above. : )

Thanks for passing on that poem and letter from Tom, Ro. Glad to hear he's alright. Hope you're on the upswing of your illness.

Missed the 500, but saw the highlights on the evening news. Way to go, Jeff!


February 21, 2005 - Msg 27158: AFD...gosh..he is a great kid,13...been on the phone with girls tonight...whew...hey tom and ro,in the morning its center cut pork chops and fried eggs and hash browns w/cheese, coffee,tea,and milk..grits on the side,,signedSPOT the "great run jeff" dog of your porch...

February 21, 2005 - Msg 27159: I'm first in line for spot's vittles this morning! Sounds good, spot!


February 21, 2005 - Msg 27160: now AFD lots of people dont like fried eggs...boy i do......SPOT

February 21, 2005 - Msg 27161: dont like them runny but just right.....may put a pice of country ham on the grittle SPOT

February 21, 2005 - Msg 27162: prayers for ya Asa....SPOT...know how hard it is

February 21, 2005 - Msg 27163: well no one is talking.......SPOT

February 21, 2005 - Msg 27164: going to the dog house..........SPOT....love yall

February 21, 2005 - Msg 27165: Good morning Spot - no vittles here this morning - you need to grab you a poptart (cherry or brown sugar cinnamon). . .
The flu bug has hit here too Ro - I had the "I can't lift my head off the pillow 'cept to run to the bathroom (literally run)" on Thursday and upper respitory as well - feeling some better now. Still drained!
Well - my surgery is set for March 10 so I won't be on the porch for a couple of weeks after that.

We had triplets born yesterday. .so far, mommy and babies are doing fine. My little one in the house is getting a mind of his own. . figured out how to get out of his little pen. (Yes, I have a baby goat in the house and I am bottle feeding him). His name is Stripes! It is an adventure in goating!

Well - need to go - take care everyone. . .special hugs for ASA.