March 24, 2005 - Msg 27815: Well, you're certainly ent-itled to your opinion, MDC! I won't share mine... that really would start a moulage.
Just got thru watching "The Education of Ernest T. Bass". Boy, that one's full of good quotes. "I want to write my sentence!" And "You always want to talk about somethin' else when I want to talk about somethin' else!" And "He'd kill ya."
- Hazel

No Hunt Beware Open and Closed No Credit

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27816: Oh, for crying out loud. I didn't know I was going to have to sweep. Lift up your feet, everybody, it gets mighty dusty.

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27817: COUGH....COUGH...nose blow,sneeze,...whew...hee hee...SPOT

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27818: Hazel- that's a classic ep (aren't they all?). Anything with Ernest T. cracks me up. My favorite line from a few nights ago, when Barn is going on about Morelli's, is when he says "you know they'll let you take a bottle in there." Andy: "did you?" Barn: "NNOOO!" The way he delivered that line was Don Knotts at his best.. Well, headin' home. Y'all have a great night. Spot- I'm expecting another big breakfast from you in the morning.

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27819: Hazel, thanks so much for the welcome and since my name is really Rowena, you can see why many times I am teased and called Romeena! LOL So people have shortened me to Ro but I also answer to Aunt Bea since I'm a lot like her. Give away little bags of food and always clucking around those I love. I love Aunt Bea's unselfish heart. Also, thanks Rev, Jr for the wonderful info on what the Blue Plate special you know where the term "blue plate" came from? I think people go to Floyd's Barber Shop for the latest gossip or to Sarah. Then there was the episode where Opie's school paper had some really hot news items and Aunt Bea, Andy and Barn just happened to meet at the city trash dump with flashlights to get the scoop....remember? LOL. Aunt Bea aka Ro aka Rowena

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27820: Remember when Otis Campbell landed at Aunt Bea's "Rock"? Warden Bea snapped her fingers and said, "Hop to it"! and Otis didn't know he had it so good before! LOL I can mock Aunt Bea to a "t", especially when my sons were growing up. Yep, we are a family of fans! When my oldest son was in college, he actually found friends his age that were also big Andy Griffith fans. Our electrician is also one and we have a great time quoting our favorite lines. ...Aunt Bea

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27821: A little history on the "blue-plate" special...

Welcome Aunt Bea! Pull up a rocker and make yourself comfortable!

Thanks for the sweep, Hazel - and spot for the sounds effects ; )


March 24, 2005 - Msg 27822: Welcome to Aunt Bea. Maybe you and I can sing too too tootsie good bye. I must warn you though, I have a trained voice so try to keep up with me!


March 24, 2005 - Msg 27823: Welcome, Aunt Bea. I appreciate you giving up "Romeena", though based on your real name you do have a strong case for keeping it. I've been "Romeena" here for many years, the name has almost become an alter-ego. It's my screen name on many things, including email, and I use it at work on computer-related things. If someone called me by that name on the street, I would respond for sure. Anyway, thanks for being so gracious, and welcome to the porch!

I slept two puny little hours this afternoon after being up since yesterday morning, woke up when I heard some flats of bedding plants calling my name, and have been in the yard ever since. Only one more flat to plant, but the mosquitoes won. Tomorrow is another day.

I think I'll check out the diner and see what tonight's blue plate special is. I'm hungry!
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27824: Hey Bea!ro,asa,rev,pipeman,afd and all! the morning its country ham,bisquits and red eye gravy,hash browns with onions and cheese,grits with butter and black pepper,eggs over medium.oj,milk,coffee and a tear frol my roll of paper towels...leaving work soon and gona check out idol!...signed:SPOT the"almost got my house painted" dog of your porch!!

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27825: I had a lovely little surprise this evening. Right after dusk, still a little light, but not much, a small owl came and perched on the rim of the birdbath which is just outside my window. Because it was so dark, I could see him only in silhouette against the colored lights on my back fence, but by using some binoculars I got a better view. Somehow they seemed to amplify the little bit of light, as well as making him appear closer and larger. He's small, just a bit bigger than a pigeon, but definitely an owl. He had a nice bath, then sat and fluffed and dried out, then flew away. It was a lovely moment. I must note here that at no time did he appear to be upside down, so I don't consider him to be a bad omen. In fact, I think it's terrific that he dropped by to visit. I felt blessed.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27826: Hey to all! I had some of Colonel Harvey's Elixir and boy does it work! I've been twirling on the piano stool singing "Toot, toot, tootsie" and feeling better by the minute....I don't think you would need that trained voice, Romeena if you'd take a little nip of that stuff!!. I'll leave a half empty bottle on the porch if anyone needs a pick me up. It would probably perk up that blue plate special, too, Romeena! Loved that story about the little owl. I've noticed that the birds are singing at night, here in Louisiana, too. Or am I just hearing things? I'm going to soak my cucumbers in any leftover potion, tonight. I'm after that blue ribbon at the fair, this year, so look out Clara! I'll have a few to pass around by Easter so get ready to pucker up. Lots of luck to you and yours! Aunt Bea (humming as she leaves the room)

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27827: correction, I don't think Asa would need that trained voice....I'm just a little tipsy (hiccup)...Aunt Bea (swoons)

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27828: You're gassed!

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27829: good morning porch- welcome to good friday. wet on my porch. mdc= are you rootin for illini in the next game or that other team arizona?ha. it saddens me that when columbine, little rock, and louisville school shootings occured the president clinton and bush sent their condolences ans had someone there. in minnisota we lost 9 plus the shooter and not even the bureau of indian affairs have spoken out.i pray for their loss. prayers for each of you for any needs you have praise the lord for good friday and what he did for all of us. i could use a couple of bottles of elixar myself this morning to start my engine. i wonder if the water at the jail would help? pipeman

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27830: did anyone see the colorado rockies baseball games were canceled after 6 innings because of bees attacking them? brings up to questions; 1. will the bees be tested for sterorods? 2. will baseball players finaly bee-have themselves? pipeman

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27831: Lol, pipeman! I haven't heard about the bees crashing those baseball games.

Romeena, whether upside-down or not, my wife freaks out if she sees an owl. I guess it is considered in her tribe that the owl is a messenger of death. I try to tell her,'s a bird! A bird who's just trying to feed himself(or herself) and his(her) family, and getting rid of pesky mice along the way. :)
-Sterling Holobyte

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27832: Awwwww, Sterling, that's too bad. I'm sorry your wife has had such a notion instilled in her. Owls are such lovely creatures, it's a shame she can't enjoy them, and one only needs to fear them as a messenger of death if one happens to be a small rodent! I'm guessing he's been around here for a while now and I just haven't seen him. Remember when I was having a problem with the woodrats in my back yard? I was even live-trapping and relocating them. Well, I haven't seen one in several months. Thanks, Little Owl.

Well, off I go. Gotta run by Weaver's and see if I can find a new outfit to wear to a service-award dinner for hospital employees tonight. If I'm lucky, I'll find something that can double as an Easter outfit for church. I wonder if I should get some earrings? Do you think the other women will be wearing earrings? And gloves, I need some new gloves......

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27833: Ro, let's not. I've decided not to wear mine, and if the other gals have theirs on, we can just go in the bushes and put ours on. OK? Takin' my daughter to find an Easter skirt today too. That's always an adventure. She's a large girl, not fat at all but athletic and tall and doesn't fit into those cutesy, delicate little clothes that most of her friends buy. Plus she's also very modest (this is a good thing) and doesn't want her belly showing or her neckline low, etc. I'm glad, but do you know how hard it is to find clothes like that? I almost need to hire some amish to sew for her! Hazel, I'll try to get back on the subject...the quotes you started off this page with are classic (as are most TAGS quotes!). I also love all the references to Aunt Bee and her elixir. That's one of my favorite eps as is Aunt Bee the Warden. pipeman, we're following the Illini all the way to #1 (we hope). However that Tucker from Milwaukee played his heart out last night. Wish it'd get nicer on this end of the porch! Not too cold but dreary, awful dreary.
Charlotte Tucker

(someone at the door) Andy: Oh, I'll get it.
Aunt Bee: I-I-I'llll get it.

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27834: Ro, yeah, she saw(or thought she did, I didn't see it) an owl about two months ago, and just last week, her Dad's second wife died(she had been having problems for quite a while) and nevertheless my wife reminds me she saw that owl and gives me a look like, "See!"
And alls I'm thinking is, "geeze, isn't there a statute of limitations or something on how much time passes between when you first see the owl to when someone you know dies?"

The funny part is, even though owls freak her out, she an absolute fanatic Harry Potter fan, and there are tons of owls in those films. Go figure.;)
-Sterling Holobyte

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27835: charlotte tucker= i'm withyou on weather an llini win, i had to pick on mdc since he's from arizona our next opponet.sterling= it happened with the colorado rockies yesterday. they say because it was wet there are to many bees for the food available- plus the pitcher and one other player used cocunut oil treatment. welcome aunt bea- you have a rocker by the door so you can keep an eye on everything. are you going to make a big batch of pickles for the chruch picnic? thanks for breakfast spot, are you going to get the porch to come over and paint my house? it would sure make my place look more friendly. ha. pipeman

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27836: romeena, was that owl right side up or upside down? anyone hear from auh20, boo, emma, mavis, mrs wiley and the others who haven't been around in while? non mayberry question= what three shows aired at the same time? and what character appeared asthe same person in all three? like an easter egg hunt with that trivia. lol pipeman

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27837: Well mayor, you got me on that one.
Yes, the bees are swarming more here in AZ because of the heavy rains. The deserts are in full bloom with wild flowers etc, and any little fragrance will set them off, especially the ones that have crossbred with the killer bees. Plus it is heating up again, all set for the perfect bee swarm here in "paradise."
U of A is our rival, so I'm going for Ill or NC!
Sterling- forgot to acknowlege the "good one" abou the MIL visit! :)
GOOD FRIDAY to one and all on the porch.
I'm heading for services today, then busy with set up etc, have to get ready for Sunrise service
then dinner etc later, so i may be scare til monday.
Prayers for all as we enter this special weekend, all missing porhsters, Floyd's wife, terri, troops, families etc.
God Bless, Luv ya,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27838: Anyone feel like some jumprope?
My mother, your mother, lives across the way
Every night, they have a fight and this is what they say:
Icka backa soda cracker, icka backa boo, icka backa soda cracker, out goes you!

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27839: Hey to all, I just had to come out of the kitchen. I put a jar of pickles on the table by the door but no one has even tasted them. Hmmmm. Talking about gloves and earrings, I think pearls would be appropriate since it's Easter. I'm thinking of wearing my wig. Or should I wait for the visiting preacher? I don't think the owl is a sign but the rider on a white horse going east to west might be. Charlotte it is refreshing to hear about a young lady that is modest. So how long has it been since you all have had a home cooked meal? Here's some lemonade and cookies for all! Aunt Bea

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27840: Think I'll sit down and have one of those cookies. My freezer is making a racket. This morning, Andy tried to fix it, again and told me to "call the man, Aunt Bea, call the man" (nose all squirrelly mocking Andy)....I sure am worried about all that beef I bought and not from the butcher. Oh, dear......I think I'll go call Gomer.....Aunt Bea

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27841: Asa? That you jumping rope? Ha Ha
I haven't heard "icka backa soda cracker" in ages!
Thanks for the laugh,whoever it is and if by chance it IS Asa- don't kick up too much dust,Asa. It's bad for your larynx and after all,you do have a trained voice!
Y'all have a good evening.
Sterling you're a hoot (no pun intended) with your owl stories!
possum under a rock

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27842: Suppah's ready! There's chicken and dumplings, green beans, corn on the cob and sweet tater pie! Ooooohhhhhh dear, I forgot the bisquits in the oven........Aunt Bea

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27843: I want to say a huge thank you to those of you who sent my co-worker's (a fellow nurse) son in Iraq birthday cards. Between this Porch and other Mayberry family around the country, he received 24 cards. Please keep all of our troops in your prayers. Tim's unit was just hit the day before yesterday and suffered some serious injuries. His mother Kitty, was of course, was in tears as she was telling me this, but also said to tell you thank you from the bottom of her heart.
You made a difference with your kind actions.
Happy Easter,
"Me and Opie ain't wearin'any"

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27844: Hey, possum, that was me, Charlotte, jumping rope. Wanna join me? I'm writing an article on Jump Rope Jingles for one of my newspapers for the elderly. I didn't throw that one in because I wasn't sure how many of my seniors are TAGS watchers, but I knew you all would get a kick out of it. MDC, I think Illinois should be your team so you can cheer along with me and pipeman. Aunt Bea, just call the man!
Charlotte Tucker

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27845: Hi everyone!Wow,I missed stopping by for a few days and I see I missed some newcommers.Welcome to all the newcomers.I hadn't heard about those bees,thats really something.Romeena,I would like to have seen the little owl,I enjoy watching birds.Whenever we used to take tobacco down out of the top of the barns,you would usually see an owl,just sitting in the top of the barn,watching quietly.No matter how close we got to themtaking the stalks down,they never moved.I guess they knew they were safe around us.It's nice to be back on the porch and catch up on everything.I bought my little boy a computer game at one of those only a dollar places,well here we have 3 different kinds of those stores,Deals,only a dollar,and the cheapo Deapo,and I bought this one at deals.Well,it seemed to do fine when the game was installing,but once we turned the game off,the computer wouldn't come on anymore,we just got an error screen.My husband looked at it and told me it had thrown out all the drivers,etc.So,thank goodness he has a friend who builds and works on computers,it took them most of yesterday to fix it.Needless to say,I won't buy anymore of those games!Sterling,I understand how your wife feels about owls ,my great grandmother was full blooded indian,and every night she would cover her mirrors because she believed evil spirits came out of them.My dad said when he was growing up,he was scared to death of mirrors at night.Well,I better close for now,I'm starting to talk too much and I still have some things to get done in the kitchen.Spot those breakfasts I missed and those blt's sure sounded good.I don't know if any of you all collect cookbooks,I do,old ones or ones that have really good and unique recipes in them.I found one sight on the internet that offers a carolina cookbook that sounds real good I'm thinking about ordering called Cat head biscuits and garlicky chicken,carolina cooking.I'll let you know if I get it and try out the recipes.They sound delicious!Take care you all and god bless.Ky girl

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27846: homemaker,so glad to see you stop for a visit.I was wondering about you.I know those catheters are uncomfortable,I hope you are able to get it out soon.My prayers are with girl

March 25, 2005 - Msg 27847: Early Happy Easter everyone. We are headed to sunny (I hope it's sunny) Southern California tomorrow for a week. So don't be giving my rocker away.
Y'all be safe and good while I'm away. Hazel will be in charge while I'm gone. 10-4.


March 26, 2005 - Msg 27848: Here's a lucky penny for your travels, Asa. It'll keep you safe. I'm sure Aunt Bea has some chicken for you and a piece of chocolate cake. They're homemade and they're better than you'll get on the road. : )
Charlotte Tucker

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27849: Asa, wait, wait, wait...(poufing to the kitchen)'s something for your trip: (handing over a paper bag) fried chicken, potato salad and a piece of chocolate cake with jelly beans. That will be a whole lot better than anything you can get on the road! Don't forget to write. Hey from Andy. Opie wants you to have a horsehair from Johnny Paul's suit for luck. Gomer says lots of luck to you and yours! Aunt Bea

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27850: I wonder if Emmett could fix my freezer....all that meat could ruin, oh dear (sigh)...hmmmm...(poufing) "Sarah, get me Emmett"....Aunt Bea

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27851: Aunt Bea, Emmett doesn't know anything about that freezer, no more than Gomer does. You'd better do what Andy said, and call the man. I know you think he's a robber, but Andy sounded pretty definite about it. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27852: Hey to Romeena and Sugarplum! Emmett had a toaster all to pieces and couldn't come to help. Oh, dear...I think I'll call wig's all fluffed, pearls are ready....I forgot, should I wear gloves? Better press Andy's britches so they'll have time to cool by in the morning. Might just sit here and rock a little longer....(humming "Rock of Ages"....Aunt Bea

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27853: good morning everyone-- so good to see the porch nice and full. answer to my trivia question was frank cady- played sam drukard on beverly hillbillies, green acres, petticoat junction at the same time. TODAY'S MAYBERRY TRIVIA WHAT 2 EPISODES OF THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW DID HE PLAY IN? happy easter... pipeman

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27854: Hey to the porch...and an early Happy Easter! We had the youth group over last night for a 'better friday' celebration, and watched the "Passion". It was very tough for some of them (us!) Hope everyone has a great day...and keeps in mind the gift!

Good luck to the Ilini! my's all BIG BLUE!! GO U.K!

Ya'll be good...we'll be in Ohio for a few days visiting my dad...


March 26, 2005 - Msg 27855: And...hey to Aunt Bea...welcome to the porch...if you need anythig fixed...just call me. I've got my cousin Gomer to help...we'll take good care of things...

Hey thee pipeman..didnt see you...hope you're doing well...maybe someday spring will find it way to Chicager...but I'm losing hope...


March 26, 2005 - Msg 27856: Hey everyone.i want to wish everyone a early happy Easter in case I don't get to stop by tomorrow.,Pipeman,I didn't know the answer to the trivia question, I don't know the answer to this one either,but,I was just wondering if you ever noticed that druckers store never had windows in the front door where there were supposed to be windows?I never really paid attention to it until a couple weeks ago I bought a petticoat junction dvd and noticed it.well,if I get a chance I'll stop by later,ya'll take care,ky girl

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27857: pipeman, you've got me there. I can just see him in my mind, but can't quite place the episodes. Will be interested to learn the answer.

It's rainy and cold here today. I'm dressed in a sweatshirt and jeans, and was cold walking to the store from the car! Crazy weather!! And I still have that flat of petunias to plant. Oh, well, the flat is sitting out where the plants are getting the benefit of the rain, so they'll be okay until the weather clears up.

Gotta make some shortbread to take to my comadre's house tomorrow for dinner after church. Sugarplum wants to play, wonder which I should do first??

Aunt Bea, I'm definitely going to wear earrings tomorrow, but I may skip the gloves. I always manage to get them so dirty, and besides, I don't have any to match my outfit. So, earrings it is, but no gloves.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27858: Afternoon Y'all. Pipeman,I know one of the episodes,but not by name.I'll have to describe it: It's the one where Otis gets mad (I can't exactly recall why) with Andy & Barney and he goes over to a neighboring town's jail. Andy & Barney find out he's over there and go see him in order to coax him back to Mayberry. "Mr. Drucker" is the other guy locked up with Otis. For the life of me I can't recall the gist of the episode-only the scene with them in that other jail! But I get points for answering correctly don't I? I'm just not hitting on all cylinders today! Ha!
Happy Easter to each & every one of you.Wanted to go ahead and convey this because I may not be on the porch tomorrow due to the bad T-storms,tornadoes,etc. that are supposed to come
through SC tomorrow. Stay safe Hank & Rev. Jr.!
God Bless the Shindler family down in Florida.
possum under a rock

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27859: I think the episode you're groping for, Possum, is "The Rehibilitation of Otis." (Once in awhile I like to see a bat!) I can't think of the other ep that he played in.
- Hazel

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27860: Hey yall....gona read the at work for the night ..may be a bad night...storms coming...SPOT

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27861: Frank Cady also played Farley Upchurch in "The Legend of Barney Fife". (and Luke in the episode you mentioned Hazel)

Hey spot - stay safe! Hope the storms aren't too bad.

Cold and rainy here too, Ro. But we're expecting 70's this week. Yippee!

Hey to Goober! Have a safe trip!

Prayers for peace for the Schindler's and Terri Schiavo.

Happy Resurrection Day all!

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27862: Yes, AFD, we can all be thankful that there was, and will be, a Resurrection Day! There were times, a few years ago, when that thought was absolutely all that kept me going. --Romeena

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27863: What on earth is TV Land thinking??? A little while back, before "Chasing Farrah" actually hit the airways, I commented that I had no intention of chasing her. Now it's actually on the air, and I thought perhaps, just to be fair, I should watch it, hoping it wouldn't be as lame as I thought it would be. Well! Lame doesn't start it! That is absolutely the dumbest thing I've ever seen, and I can't believe anyone would allow themselves to be shown to be that vapid and apparently, utterly useless. If she really is like the show would have us believe, then she's a waste of space. I tried to find a link on TV Land's website where I could send an email, but wisely, they have none. At least none that I could find. If I'm stepping on somebody's new favorite show here, I apologize, but I just don't get it. I think TV Land should "dance with the one what brung 'em", and continue to show the classic old reruns. What about "Barney Miller" and "Carter Country" and to replace Farrah, I'd even watch "My Mother, the Car!" Actually, after my stomach turned a couple of times, I switched over to Boomerang and caught a really funny Roadrunner cartoon, and even an old Speedy Gonzales. Definitely preferable to Farrah.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27864: Well gang had a minuite before storms here in ga at the power company...dont think all light will stay on!....and please go away Farrah....SPOT

March 26, 2005 - Msg 27865: Good luck, Spot. I hope your night goes well. And Farrah, don't come back, either. --Romeena

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27866: Why doesn't TvLand just show Charlie's Angels? That had some of Farrah's best hair..., I mean, work. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27867: menu for Easter..[skip breakfast]..lunch after Preaching...Honey baked ham,green beans,baked chicken,dressing,gravy,cream taters,okra,cream corn,corn bread,develed eggs,green onions,sweet tea...and Grace..signed:SPOT the"geting wet here in Ga."cook dog of your porch!..

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27868: 'Morning, Spot. Hope your night went well. Are the lights still on? It's still raining here in north Texas, was supposed to stop during the night, but didn't. My son and DIL were planning to bring the grandsons over here after preaching to take their pictures in the back yard, then we're all going over to her mom's for dinner. Looks like we may have to skip the pictures. Dadburn it. I hate when Easter is rainy. I always love the beautiful sunrise and fresh feeling of that very special day. I'm just sure that the first Easter was a beautiful morning.

Well, gotta get dressed. Hope I can find my earrings. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27869: what a glorious easter morning. i rejoice for our risen lord and the miracle of opening our eyes and heart to the risen christ. MDC= that was the best basket ball game last night i had seen since the 1950' and early 60's. i would love to have seen another game between them for the championship. it reminds me how one choice about accepting or rejecting christ depends on my, and humans at the final buzzer of our lives.well done arizona, very well done. pipeman

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27870: pipeman says hey to goober. ky girl, isn't it fun to look for those small details, not to be critical just a new diminsion? i'm afraid i'll miss someone but hello to afd, romeena, plum, asa, sterling holobyte, spot, sherry, hazel, possum,charlotte tucker, jenniebone, aunt bea, those who haven't been here for awhile. aunt bea are you cooking our easter dinner today? WHAT'S ON THE TABLE AND STOVE FOR US? PIPEMAN

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27871: Well im back at work till 6 extras in here tonight..suppose to get real bad here between 6 and 9..hope yall like lunch..had some great basketball!..well let me get ready for the storm..miss sherry says hey....signed:SPOT the" storm tracker dog" of this here porch...lights are on [for now]

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27872: (Aunt Bea opens the screen door) Suppah's ready: Barbeque chicken and ribs, potato salad, baked beans, hot rolls and chocolate cake with ice cream! Oh, and my homemade pickles! Aunt Bea

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27873: Ill take a leg and rib please...SPOT

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27874: No thanks, Aunt Bee. I'm stuffed already. Happy Easter, everyone!
- Hazel

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27875: Happy Easter, Hazel and porchsters! My jeans are poppin'. I fixed turkey and all the fixin's for our family dinner and then a choc. pudding dessert and pumpkin pie for my husband's belated birthday party. Stuffed! Worse than four bowls of beans, but my education was worth every penny. Funny Farrah remarks above, folks! Pipeman! How 'bout the Illini?? I saw your earlier comment--I agree Arizona was wonderful as well. Too bad someone has to lose a game like that (but I'm glad it wasn't Illinois ; )
Charlotte Tucker

Tall, dark, and a doorprize.

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27876: I'll take a thigh and some potato salad, Aunt Bee. Not much for ribs though, so someone else take my share of those. I believe I'll have some of that chocolate cake and some of Charlotte's pumpkin pie! MY favorite!

I ain't chasing Farrah, either. Guess you could say I'm skipping Farrah, or avoiding Farrah, etc... Ro, on TVLands website, if you go to the site index/menu on the right hand side of the homepage, it has an option of "Write To Us". Hope that helps. :D

Hey to miss sherry - stay safe, spot!

My hubby's just finishing up with the tile work in our game room! Woohoo! Carpet next and we're almost done!

Blessed Sabbath to all...

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27877: Did Alyce go on holiday with Asa? Haven't heard from her for awhile neither. Is Boo ever going to get back on line? APB for all those who are missin'--Ellen Brown, fun girl, Mavis, Salty, many others. Where's Miss Dixie Belle? Hope she didn't get swept up by some feller during spring break.
Charlotte Tucker

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27878: Hey AFD,Ct,asa,pipeman,Hazel,and all..I hopw no one catches Farrah..still storming here but only a few light out , got crew on the way..well snack time..tater salad and a chunk of ham..signed:SPOT

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27879: Thanks, AFD. I'll definitely be letting them know what I think of their pitiful attempt at entertainment. I wish somebody WOULD catch Farrah, and haul her away.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 27, 2005 - Msg 27880: Georgia Rain go away, and take Farrah away to stay.....still pouring here in ga but all lights are on!...will have the breakfast menu in a bit...SPOT

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27881: spot,hope the rain stops your way soon,I'll be ready for breakfast.We have had rain all day here in wva,but not storms just a drizzle.Kids still got to hunt easter eggs.If you need any ham for breakfast I can bring some,I have some left over from easter dinner,and it is good,if I do say so myself.about time for me to hit the hay,God bless all on the porch,talk to you all tomorrow.Oh pipeman what was the answer to your second trivia quetion,I missed it?Take Care,Ky girl

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27882: Ky girl if you will bring the ham that will be great,flapjacks,little sausage links,scrambled eggs with cheese,grits, butter,maple syurp,ready at 6:00 est..get off at 6 in the morning and off work till long hrs in the control center here but love those days off in a the trim finished up painting on my house a day before the raid ,whew,gona wash my truck and have a day of house cleaning tomorrow [mon]...well let me get my last miniute paper work done, rain over here...signed:SPOT the"hope everyone has a good start th the week" dog of your porch ...all lights are on!

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27883: thats [rain] not raid...I did not get raided!..SPOT

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27884: finally the sun has risen over central illinois, charlotte tucker, i was on the edge of my seat like the old days. now lousville i'll bet ky girl choice isn't ours. ha. ha. aunt bea, that was some kinda meal if you keep going like that i'll have to pray for my glutinous ways. PRAYERS FOR PAUL HENNY'S FAMILY-- HE PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY. he was a writer of the 1960 season of the andy griffith show. created green acres etc. prayers for floyd 's wife recovery. when you can floyd could you give us an update? spot, afd, romeena, plum, miss sherry,and everyone ... pipeman

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27885: Hey to all on the porch, today. I have the pickle jar sitting here by the door so help yourself. Pipeman, so glad you enjoyed that home cooked meal and thanks for coming to suppah last night. Oh dear, I need to call Gomer, my freezer's acting up this morning. "Sarah, get me Gomer"... Aunt Bea

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27886: AUNT BEA ..I think Ill pass on the kerosene cucumbers today ,but thanks for the kind offer
PIPEMAN .. I read an article about Mr. Henning (?) that said he came up with the idea of The Beverly Hillbillies when he was a boy scout camping in the Ozark mountains Spot ..gald you made it through the storms ,a little jealous about the time off your getting this week ,suppose to be pretty Wed. and Thurs.
everyone take care

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27887: Jesus is Alive! Alleluia! Busy weekend but worth it. Dont know if any here have ever gone to a sunrise service, but all I can say is you should at least once!
Yes, Paul henning was quite a creator and producer. Beverly Hillbillies, pettycoat Junction, Green acres etc.. He was 93 years young and amid todays tv sewer (ie : Chasing farrah, +"reality" ad nauseum) he WILL SURELY be missed!
Thanks MD and pipeman for your thoughts too.
MAYOR pipeman, you should definitely issue a decree for dear Paul! Google search will give you his story, quite a man.
Nascar fans - back to Bristol TN this weekend!
Welcome to Aunt bea, good to see afd, jennieboone and others.
prayers for asa's travels and others too.
Your rocker is always safe here!
Have a great Resurrection week!
Deacon MDC

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27888: MDC..yesss BRISTOL!! slamming and Bamming at its best ,went with a buddy to the season opener at Hickory Motor Speedway Saturday night ,it was cold but the racing was great ,oil ,grease and tire smell still in my nostrils

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27889: Aunt Bea, about those pickles--perhaps if you had fresher spices and younger cucumbers. But otherwise they're tasty and quite nice.
Charlotte Tucker

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27890: Maybe you could go wild with allspice on those pickles Aunt Bea! Works for Miss Clara.

Glad you didn't get raided, Spot! ; )

Hey to "Deacon" MDC! ; ) I haven't been to a Sunrise service in probably 25 years. But I remember going to the drive in and putting the speakers in the car to hear the service. Showing up extra early meant you could go to the snack bar and pick up a homemade cinnamon roll. Mmm!

You're welcome on that info, Ro!

Sitting on my bea - utiful Ozarks porch. Sun shining, almost 70, lots of green grass, blooming Bradford pear trees, and lots of robins and cardinals flying around the yard...

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27891: what did andy have when he was sheriff and has them today please answer that right


March 28, 2005 - Msg 27892: Afternoon Porchsters. Could you guys please remember my aunt in your prayers? She passed away today. She was my father's only remaining sibling. Dad really needs your prayers, too. Even though he is a minister, I know this will be very hard on him. Thanks.

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27893: You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers, Rev Jr.


March 28, 2005 - Msg 27894: You got em Rev Jr. Sorry to hear of her passing!
Prayers for your dad, family and for any ailing porchsters.
Welcome Shawn! If that is a riddle, I dont have an answer. sorry.
AFD, in the desert, it is sooo neat to watch that sunrise, see some good church "actors" and a cardboard and paper mache rock formation hiding the sun's first rays as all chairs face east, then the "stone" rolls back and that burst of sun comes streaming thru the opening of the "tomb" with the actor folks falling back. It is very powerful, and i suggest every church do it. All are kinda "blinded" by the light, but it quickly rises past the opening and is again semi-blocked by the cardboard for a bit!
You all have a great evening.

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27895: Shawn, if you are thinking of the signs on the front doors of the court house, perhaps that is the answer you are after. However, just two years ago, he donated them to the Andy Griffith Museum/Visitors Center in Mount Airy, NC.
Am I warm?

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27896: Hello, I'm new hear can someone please make me feel at home?

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27897: # 27896, pull up a rocker and make yourself at home. Welcome to the porch! Just remember, obey all rules. And no writing on the walls!
- Hazel

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27898: Certainly new Porch person! You're welcome here anytime. I've been reading and posting here for since 1997 I think. Mostly reading lately. Although many people here have various common interests, the one that keeps the rockers on this Porch going, is the love of The Andy Griffith Show. So feel free to pull up a rocker. There are always pleanty of them for everyone.

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27899: welcome new porch person,please come sit a spell and talk.There are great folks on this porch,and,you will never go hungry,not with spots and aunt bea,as well as others cooking all the girl

March 28, 2005 - Msg 27900: spot,When you said you got the painting finished before the raid,I thought you meant you had alot of folks over during the holidays!I know I did,had a great time and visited alot,even played trivial pursuit.Thats one of my favorites,I want to get the Mayberry board game,it sounds like alot of fun.Prayers for you and your family Rev Jr.AFD thanks for painting that beautiful picture of your end of the porch,my end of the porch is still rainy,but,thats supposed to stop soon.Pipeman,believe it or not,I don't even follow sports that close.I'm not too far from Morgantown,and believe me,I know when WVU plays loses wins etc,because they really do burn mattresses,couches etc right out along the streets when they lose usually.That was a whole new thing for me when I first moved here,I'm really still not accustomed to it,I just be sure not to go into Morgantown when there is a game!Well,better close,I'll stop by later,I've been posting late because I have spring fever and can't seem to sleep because I'm anxious to get out in nice weather and do something.take care all,talk to you later,ky girl

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27901: Good morning, fellow porchsters! I made another batch of pickles with fresher spices and younger cucumbers (thanks, Charlotte) and borrowed some of Clara's allspice (thanks, AFD!), so everybody, help yourself! I'm dropping a couple of jars by the courthouse when I take lunch to Andy, Barn and Otis. Oooohhhhh, I need to call Clara and tell her about that pretty little sleepjacket in the dress shop window! I threw a big hint at the mayor, yesterday, to drop a bug in Andy's ear. Aunt Bea

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27902: Prayers Rev>,,hey jennie!...and all new comers...MD bristol may be my most favorite track besides Atlanta....gona be great....hey Aunt Bea,pipimen,Shawn....gosh grab a rocker!...gona be a great day here in Ga. miss sherry says hey....gona pull the pontoon boat out of the water at Red Top mountian state park tomorrow for a tune up for the summer .{job}...but got to get ready for the summer ....will be back with the supper menu soon .....SPOT the " talking dog" of this here porch..

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27903: 'Morning, all! Just got home from work, and I'm beat to the socks. Just clemmed. Gotta go back tonight, so can't stay and visit, I've got to get some sleep.

Welcome to the new folks - find yourself a TAGS handle, and sign your posts, so's we'll know who we're talking to. We're always happy to make new friends around here.

If you all are wondering what's happening with the TOM project, the answer is nothing, so far. Haven't heard a word from that pastor in his town. If I don't hear by the first of next week, I'll try another church. Surely someone will be willing to help us. I just can't bear to think that TOM might be just sitting there, day after day, with no way to interact with the world in any positive way.

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

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27904: Morning Porch!

Spot, it is so good to have you posting here regular like again! We sure did miss your fine cooking and ready wit! I'm glad your healing is going so well.

Welcome to Aunt Bea, and to Msg 27896! Msg 27896, you need to come up with a TAGS theme name so's we don't have to call you Msg 27896! Aunt Bea, them pickles are...really....well...there something alright, urp! Excuse me!

Some porchsters interested in college basketball may have noticed that Michigan State has made it to the final four. The news has already been carrying stories around here that they will have an increased police show of force this weekend. I hope whoever wins (or loses) in these games, that their fans can behave themselves!

Oh, and Shawn Burkett, I am sorry, but I have no idea what you are talking about! Maybe if you clarify your question?

Pretty around these here parts today, though I still have a little snow on the ground!

Here's wishing one and all a Mayberry kind of day!
Mary Wiggins

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27905: Whoops, Sorry Romeena, didn't see you sitting there! Good morning!


March 29, 2005 - Msg 27906: Thinking of you and your family Rev. Jr. It's gonna be another beautiful day here in SC-77 today!! Do any of you porchersters have the words of Charlene's love song she sang yesterday on TV land? Welcome to our new porchster and this has got to be the largest porch around. Still rocking easy and watching out for Spot's tail-Hank.

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27907: Hey,is Rafe's name taken on this hereporch? I farm and sing too,so if that's okay with the porch I'll sign on as Rafe! Hank in SC

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27908: There is another Rafe who posts here from time to time,
how bout Rafe II, or something like that?
Ya all have a good day.
Mr Darlin's Cuz (MDC)

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27909: Mornin Porchsters. I really do appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. Please keep Dad in your prayers. I can count on one hand the times he's ever gotten really choked up. (and I don't mean that in a bad way, he's just very strong and has always been there for everyone else). Last night was one of those times. I think the reality of both his parents and both of his siblings being gone has hit home. Here's the kicker. My aunt had requested that Dad conduct the service. He really needs the strength. Thanks guys for all your support.

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27910: I can relate to Sam Becker too,so if that name is open I'll sign on as Quiet Sam-hank in SC.

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27911: Welcome to the new signers! Glad to have you. Drag up a chair and get yerselves a sody pop.

Well gang let me apologize profusely (sp?) for not checking in like i should have been. I feel awful for being absent. I hope you all didn't think I had abandoned you!

News! My brother had a new puppy. Golden retriever we call him Hank the Tank. Soooooo precious. I am in charge of babysittig.

Well .... in a matter of months I will be throuhg with my BS degree and I'll be teaching youguns! I'll graduate in December. Yea! I can't wait. I have a couple of papers to get out of the way here in the next few weeks but after that classes should be a breeze!

Hello to everyone. I hope I don't get the Bg Freeze for being the insubordinate porchster! ;)


March 29, 2005 - Msg 27912: Paryers Rev. And to who else needs them. Especially the Unspokens b/c sometimes they are the ones that need our prayers the most.


March 29, 2005 - Msg 27913: SAM it is! We need a good Sam Becker here on the porch! Welcome Sam! The wife and new baby are welcome too! One of my favorite eps. Love barney's lines in that one when he's going thru "the book."

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27914: hey to Dixie, didnt see ya sittin there. Hope school goes well for you. Prayers for rev's father, indonisia (another earthquake), mrs wiley, troops, homemaker, boo and families! I try to be a good intersessor, but sometimes drop the ball.
Thanks spot and Aunt bea for keeping us fed.

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27915: DIXIE..Your Brother had a puppy ? that could be in Barneys book of little known facts ,just kidding, I know what you were trying to say
REV JR. prayers for you and your family
SPOT ..I love Bristol but my favorite track was North Wilkesboro ,only 45 minutes away and we had reserved seats ,the same ones for both races each year ,man I sure do miss that old track

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27916: Weather's getting great here in SC. sitting on the porch and looking at the trees blooming and azaleas getting started up too. Pollen is cranking it up too! Got to get back to planting some more corn after the good rain the Lord provided us Sunday!So you porchsters keep on a rocking and looking and I'll join you later!Quiet Sam in SC!

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27917: Howdy Porch pals! I'll bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth, eh? Took me a good day of reading the archives to get caught up. Prayers goin out to Asa, homemaker, RevJr's Dad, SPOT and everyone else in need. Thanks so much MDC and those who were 'lookin fer me'. Yes Dix, sometimes those who don't speak up need prayer the most. Welcome to the new porch sitters, you'll like it here! Hope everyone had a Blessed Easter - HE IS RISEN!

I have been in the big city (ATL) helpin' out my parents. Dad has terminal cancer, but at 87 he's banking on the abdominal enurysm to take him out quickly - he's refusing to have it fixed. He's in a great deal of pain, but seems to be tolerating the chemo well. The shingles on his face though are draining him - very painfulfor 9 months now. (I asked him if the Dr gave him any topical numbing cream for it and he said yes, but won't use it because it makes his face numb!! D'oh!) Prayers for him are greatly appreciated. Mom is handling it very bravely as she went thru cancer 15 years ago. But gee whiz, they don't see the dirt and mold and don't seem to mind the bugs... while they were out one day I sprayed for bugs and cleaned as best I could. After I left, a brother told me their coffee pot is rusted out!! Wish he'd have let me know while I was there. I need about a month there to get it cleaned up (I can only do a little at a time or else I get BAD pain). Just a shame to know that they are in such need but too proud to ask anyone for help.

"Bless your hearts"
~ Mrs. Wiley

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27918: Mrs. Wiley - God Bless you and your parents, my daddy will turn 82 in April and him and mom are getting ready to build a new house if they get their old one sold (40 acres, natural gas well, paved drive, close to the interstate, in great shape - beautiful place - anyone wanting to be a Hoosier?)
Plumbing is still slow - I am self cathing now - joy, joy! Otherwise - I do well.

Miss ya'll -


March 29, 2005 - Msg 27919: Ha! MD i didn't even notice my mishap! Well back to WWII rationing......... I have to squeeze 15 pages out of it. Double spaced of course! I fany one has any ideas on the subject or even a new one feel free to pass them on!


March 29, 2005 - Msg 27920: Uh oh....


March 29, 2005 - Msg 27921: The porch was getting a little colorful for a minute

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27922: Miss Dixie, I was just a young'un during WWII, but I do remember my mom and grandmother having ration books, and I heard a lot of discussion about it. They had stamps that were torn out and surrendered when buying certain commodities, like sugar, butter, gasoline and other things. I'm sure you've found all this in your research. There were a lot of jokes about the subject. I remember a family down the street who had waaaay more kids than they could afford to feed, and the mother of those kids was always trying to beg stamps from the neighbors, so she could get what she needed for her huge family. My grandmother used to say that it was too bad that kids weren't rationed.

I woke up this afternoon with an arthritis attack, both hands so tender I can hardly type, and lower back under Arthur's influence as well. Got to go to work, already called, no way to get out of it without taking precious vacation time, so guess I'll hobble on in and take care of some more women who should be rationing their offspring. Hmmm. Something is wrong with this picture.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27923: Dixie - there is a new book out called The War Came to Plum STreet that talks about rationing. Maybe you could look it up in the library or tell your prof that due to rationing - you could only write 7 pages.


March 29, 2005 - Msg 27924: Homemaker, good to see you posting reglar like agin! I'd LOVE to move onto 40 acres in Indiana!
Romena - have a good shift, prayers for you and the plumster.
Where's pipeman been these days. Hope his kidney aint actin up on him again.
Got some good bball games coming up and some good bristol stomp racing!
Prayers for troops, leaders, porchsters, terri,
John Paul, and all who need a few!
Good even for rocking.

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27925: Gosh yall...sorry I have not been on in a bit...been so pretty here today in my trailer hooked up gona pull the pontoon poat out of the water in the morning for a tune up and service...gona read the archies...yall eat good tonight?....I missed supper....SPOT

March 29, 2005 - Msg 27926: Welcome Sam Becker. I love that ep too. I love storms and rain and I guess that's what I like best about it. That one and Dogs, Dogs, Dogs. Lots of thunder and lighning. Ready for some of that here any time now. April showers bring May flowers...
Charlotte Tucker

March 30, 2005 - Msg 27927: the porch is so nice and full, so if i miss someone, i;ve read them all and your in my toughts and prayers.rev jr. prayers foryou and your family. welcome all new porchsters, so great to see each of you. great to see so many that have been gone for awhiledess, homemaker, dixie and so many more. well charlotte tucker= baton down the hatches today suppose to get a little bumpy later today. the final 4 this weekend and nascar and andy shows. prayers for the pope, terri sivo and others in need of prayer. thanks for the great food auntbe and spot and others who cooked. afd got the answer to frank cadys shows on andy griffith show. isn't it strange how the supporting cast of successful movies and shows are taken for granted but what a difference they make. mayor pipeman

March 30, 2005 - Msg 27928: mayor pipeman is in need of your prayers- i'm working on retiring my pipes. i'm polishing them, carefully wrapping each item and placing in a plastic tub. getting every related item out of site. started on good friday- therefore i need to change my name here to keep from visual temptation. therefore, i must resign as your mayor with the name change. i'll still be the humble , bashful fellow you've always known. NEW PORCH NAME PAPPA BEAR. i was given this name by a lady who i helped one christmas while on active duty, she said you may be a tough soldier but really a pappa bear at heart. i've always treasured her and her daughter gave me a hug and i never saw them again.the lord reminds ofthis when i lean on myself a bit heavy. maybe it's time for a woman mayor-- but andy i couldnt help myself, she put them womanly ways on me.what could i do? thanks for everyone's understanding on the name change. i'll change the name tag on my rocker. barney told the jewlery store guy making the plaque for crime free town. nothing fancy just 6 feet long and real gold. ha. ole pappa bear

March 30, 2005 - Msg 27929: Okay.. Hank is now Sam Becker AKA Quiet Sam and pipeman is now Pappa Bear? Got it-I think! Just don't everybody else go changing your names,you hear?
Rev. Jr., sure am sorry to learn of your aunt's passing.Will pray for your family,Dad especially.
Gonna be a gorgeous day here in SC- high temp near 80! The one downfall IS the pollen,like Quiet Sam mentioned. ACHOO! ACHOO! My rock's all yellow! (from the pollen,not from my sneezing-ha ha)
Y'all have a great day!
possum under a pollen coated rock

March 30, 2005 - Msg 27930: Lawsy, Possum! Bless you!! Here's an extra tissue, in case you need it.

Back yard is lovely and lively today. Flowers blooming everywhere - impatiens, pansies, petunias, geraniums, dianthus, iris, snapdragons, roses, verbena, azalea, tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, crocus and cyclamen. That's what I can see from my window. Add to that the antics of a pair of silly little squirrels, and some pigeons, doves and sparrows (at the moment) and it's a picture no artist could paint. The grass is an emerald green backdrop for it all, and the rosemary and mint are flourishing, too. When I go out there, I give them a light whack with a stick, and the scent just fills the yard. Wasn't God good to us, giving us all the visual beauty and then adding fragrance as well?

Well, I have errands to run and things to do. I'm leaving tomorrow to go spend the weekend with my daughters down in Fredericksburg, so may not see you until Sunday. Everyone be careful, and have a great weekend. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena