April 11, 2005 - Msg 28148: Sorry ...that was from me! :-)


April 11, 2005 - Msg 28149: And a sweep on top of it...


April 11, 2005 - Msg 28150: whew...........sweep is on....SPOT

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28151: wow,the porch looks good goober!ky girl

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28152: Is it sweeps week???

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28153: That was beautiful Goober, thanks for sharing!
Some of my favorite listening is good music like that and the Gaithers etc.
Everyone have a great week!

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28154: R.I.P., George Younce. Singing with the angels now. --Romeena

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28155: very nice goober....tonight its gona be country fried steak with gravy,butter peas,fried okra,little red potatoes,turnip greens,sliced cucs,green onions,corn bread,sweet tea,season salt and black pepper...ready at 6:00...signed:SPOT the"gota work all night" dog of your porch...ruff ruff

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28156: Spot, add a barn dance to that feast, square dancin, cloggin, line dancin, and we got us a hum dinger! Flip the switch on the floodlights!

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28157: Oh one more thing, our distinguished mayor and barney's bullet will start the ridin' lawnmower race just before supper!
(Anyone remember that ep of HomeImprovement?)
Barney will also demonstrate the lose art of behind the back with a mirror slingshot use!
Have a good one,

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28158: Hee Hee MDC..yea a dance sounds great, I will make sure the lights work, ladys get out those dangley ear rings and men block your hats..and remind me to lay low when barney gets out the sling shot and mirror...lets eat!.we need some slaw...SPOT

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28159: I'll bring slaw, Spot. Everybody seems to like y slaw. At least I've never seen any of it used for mulch on a potted plant! Which is more than can be said for a certain person's meatballs. Oh, and Sugarplum will bring a bag of carrots. --Romeena

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28160: That's My slaw! These arthritic old fingers seem to miss keys more and more these days. --Romeena

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28161: GOOBER ,That was a great article on MR. Younce ,it said he was from Lenior N.C. , thats only about a 30 minute drive from where I live
MDC ,I was just catching up on the porch happenings ,so you probably know that Jeff Gordon won the race ,he came back from 3 laps down to win

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28162: Sorry to hear about George's passing. I'm sure he's singing with the Lord now!! He was one my favorite singers. How's everyone on the porch doing this beautiful Spring day! The church dinners went great sold over 500 plates and was plenty tired afterwards! It's been a busy Monday for me. I'm headed for SPOT's for supper,save me some SPOT! Have a great evening ya'll! Quiet Sam.

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28163: Quite Sam I fixed ya a plate and put it in the ice box..Ro my paws miss keys all the time but the porch can read between the lines!MD it was a good race!...SPOT

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28164: Got it MD, thanks!
"Swing yer parder and dose-e-do"
Plennty of sawdust to stir up.
I did a lot of square dancing as a kid, but sort of lost touch with it. It would be fun to try it again.
Beautiful weather here in the high 70's. We are actually getting a little spring this year.
Have a nice evening settin on the porch!

April 11, 2005 - Msg 28165: just a quick pass thru o say hello. spot- that wing, ding souds like quite a fling. mdc- sounds like a lot of bee activity your way. the minute men seem to be upsetting the powers to be. as vacation time nears hear are five places to visit; 1, spa, tenn. 2. dick johnson, ind. 3.promised land, n.y. 4. whynot, n. c. prettyboy garth, md. 6. nuttsville, va. 7. lick skillet, al. 8. bugg tussel, al. brought to you by the mayors new porch tourism bureau. if that's to much excitment we can sit on the porch and rock. pappa bear

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28166: well thanks mayor...in the morning its gona be thin sliced pork chops,eggs scrambled with cheese,hashbrowns,texas toast,grape jelly,salt pepper...grape juice,coffee,h20,and milk...ready at 6:00 est...signed:SPOT

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28167: Mayor Pappa Bear thanks for the tourism information,I'd like to visit every one of them,then come back and rock on the porch with everyone and tell about my vacation!I see there is gonna be quite a wing ding ,even a square dance.MDC I used to do alot of square dancing too,i'd sure like to again,such fun!Quiet Sam,glad to hear your church dinners did, so well.How is your planting going?Pappa Bear,does it say anywhere at any of those places that I'll have to cross Robert E.Lee natural Bridge?I know the Darlings have to cross it to get from where they live to Mayberry,so if I have to cross it I want to be prepared!Ha !HA!Thats one of my favorite TAGS lines.Spot,that breakfast sounds good.See you all in the morning .KY Girl

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28168: GET UP!..hey ky girl..breakfast just getting started...GET UP PORCH!..rain here in ga and a little cooler..hopw you all have a good day,fixing to go home and sleep just a bit and back here at 2 pm for 16 more hrs!...SPOT

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28169:
"A Tiger of a Tournament" spot! Thans Agusta!
Great square dance last night. KYGirl and I really cut a rug! Danced clear accross the Robert E Lee bridge! Saw earnest T and his Romeeeena there!
As a 12 year old trying to square dance and meet girls at the same time, we were pretty funny lookin'. But i remember it was quite a kid kraze in the lat 50's early 60's.
I see that mayor papa bear has branched out into the travel bureau business! Maybe he can get Gabby Hayes to drop by for a spell.
Good grub spot, sure glad youre cookin agin!
A P B for Sara, Alyce, Dixie, Des, Ed sawyer, fungirl, hazel, daniel, rev jr and others!

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28170: this is the year of north carolina, basketball champs, miss america, andy's home state, now the panthers need a super bowl and cubs win the sieres.we're mighty p-r-o-u-d of you. spot thanks for breakfast, it sure was good. aunt bea time for some of your cooking if you can. are you visiting your out of town? charlotte tucker, mrs wiley, asa, sterling, ill girl, boo, homemaker, fun girl, emma, mavis, frankie flynn, all newer porches apb is out- we miss you. andy you don't suppose there's been an alien abduction do you? goober- go cubs, some time one team has to win something. the nice thing about the cubs, you always know they aren't going win reduces stress.ha.ky girl- if you want to be safe cross it 3 times if you see an upside owl. mayberry deputy- wasn't it strange how junior (BR549) always just barely misses a big pile up? it's odd that nemacheck, u.s. army car get's little publicity. TODAY IS RELAX, SIT A SPELL AND VISIT FOR AWHILE. mayor pappa bear

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28171: You're a good man papa bear. Glad you are feeling better these days. Did youn evere do any square dancing?
Looks like the cars were opening up like sardine cans on Sunday!
MD-Where is the race next week, i forget. Phoenix coming up soon! Under the new lights at PIR. Cubbies doing good with out sammy!
How bout our Phx Suns, what a turnaround from last years sorry situation!
Spot get out the smoker, this is the time of year!
APB- sterling, Auh20, asa , jelsik, Big tom and others!

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28172: MDC ...I think Texas is next then Phoenix the following week
PAPPA BEAR ..Jr. has the luck of the Irish riding with him ,and I dont think the boy is Irish
Everyone take care

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28173: Hey Porch,pappa,daniel.mdc,ky girl,and all others that have fell off the porch..Ill throw yall a rope to climb back on!..here at work again till morning...great day in ga..got to take otis to the vet in the morning and go pick up my tiller,had tires put on it..tonight its smoked sausage in the grill till they split,dirty rice,great northern beans,boiled cabbage,sliced sweet onions,slaw,tea..or h20..gona lite the grill at about 5:30 signed:SPOT the"pollen is terrible here' dog of your porch!

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28174: Howdy ya'll! Hey Ky girl I'm all done planting corn. Planted a few acres of peanuts for boiling in August! Will plant three times every two weeks! the big crop 45o acres- gets started about Apr. 25 or so! Supper last night was great SPOT and tonight's sounds even better! Love smoked sausage!! Pollen is bad here in SC too,but the storms tonight should help!! All you porchsters above the line like them boiled peanuts, don't cha??? QuietSam.

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28175: Hey guys! I feel so bad that my posts are so sporadic lately. I wish I could post more. I'll make a conc.... conscio... c-o-n-s, I'll deliberately try every day to psot and keep up. I'm missing out on too many new faces ya know.

Hello to all i haven't met yet! My name is Miss Dixie Belle Edwards but you can call me Daffney.... Kidding! Just call me Dix, or Dixie, or DB, or Dixie Belle, or Miss Dixie, or.... I think you get the point!

GOOOD NEWS! Good news! Two and a half weeks and I'm through with the semester! Yee-haw! I can't contain my self!

Any news I should be aware of? I've missed quite a few days there. Just fill me in guys.


April 12, 2005 - Msg 28176: Hey MDC I just noticed the APB by my name! Here I am! Right 'cher!


April 12, 2005 - Msg 28177: Hi there Dix, Quiet Sam here. I've been on the porch now for a few weeks and loving it. The rocking is so easy here! Metting a bunch of great folks here! My corner is in SC! Quiet Sam.

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28178: Got to hurry on over to SPOT's side for that great sausage dinner! See ya'll later! Quiet Sam.

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28179: Good evening, one and all! Quiet Sam, I didn't know you were a peanut farmer. I'll send you a couple of my squirrels to help you plant. They already have their crop planted here, and some are coming up. Saw them in the rose bed yesterday. I'll leave them if there aren't too many. They do put nitrogen back in the soil, and it's just too funny in the fall, to see the squirrels out there digging up their little harvest.

Well, gotta run. The Plum is hungry, and has come in and announced that fact to me several times. Have a lovely evening, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28180: Evening Y'all. I'd like to ask for your prayers for a former student of mine. His name is Lamont and he has Spinal muscular atrophy- a condition similar to Lou Gehrig's disease. He's begun having seizures and has suffered brain damage due to them. Montie is a sweet child,very much loved by all who know him. All thoughts and prayers would mean so much.
Well, I'm kind of disheartened by this news,so I don't have a whole lot to say tonight. I know y'all understand. Take care all,and I'll check in later.
******** possum under a rock

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28181: DIXIE .. glad to see you back ,good luck with your final 2 1/2 weeks of school
QUITE SAM .. sounds like you have been hard at work with all the planting ,raining here in N.C right now ,should knock down some of the pollen for a few days
Everyone take care ,and Romeena ,give the plum a scratch behind the ear for me ,shes a cute little thing

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28182: Hey md,sam you are a farmer!..love boiled peanuts, well storms are fixing to hit here at the power company, done got one broke pole from a tree they are working on..prayers Lamont,..hey dix,daniel where are you?...well from well back to watching my boards and sub stations...SPOT

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28183: "Well from well back'?...I just have fat paws...SPOT

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28184: Hey Spot and Mayberry Deputy. Nice to meet you Quiet Sam. Peanut farmer huh? We grow a lot of peanuts and cotton around these parts. In fact I was in the Miss National Peanut Festival Pageant a few years ago.
Prayers to Lamount. Tough time. Sorry to hear about itpossum.

Do I know Daniel ?


April 12, 2005 - Msg 28185: heloo.... is this thing on?

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28186: yep

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28187: just checking

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28188: Possum, so sorry to hear about your former student. Prayers for sure for him. Dear Lord Jesus, please apply your healing upon your precious creation Lamont, and grant him Your grace and goodness. Amen! Prayers for all our troops, especially those in harms way, Boo's family, Mrs Wiley, Alyce, Sarah, jennie boone, Dixie's studies, pappa bear's kidneys and all the porch!
Have a wonderful evening!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

April 12, 2005 - Msg 28189: Hey Dix, Daniel is new and a student like you a young tags fan!....watching the crab fishing job show on discovery channel...wow what a job..SPOT

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28190: good morning to everyone. possum- dear lord welift up our eyes and hearts to you asking for your healing and comforting hand to be placed on these two special people. lighten their load lord. thank you for looking out after each of u. in your name precious lord, amen pappa bear

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28191: dixie- when you said you had been sporadic concerning visiting your chair, i thought of the movie "the spores" anyone remember it? are you going to takea summer break to catch your breathe? romeena- i pray you get some rest, you've been so busy. i'll send the brown truck over with a full load of carrots for the plum. she'll have great eye sight after eating all those carrots. quiet sam-- do you have any livestock? looking back now i miss farming the old way, my dad had 325 acreas, his dad had 160 acreas my mom's dad had 300 acreas and mom's brother has 80 acreas. all raised cows, hogs, chickens, a few sheep, (sorry homemaker) no goats. we went from one farm to the other and was always on the go from 3am till dark. my uncle is 75 and just farms no livestock but i can't believe the changes in equipment and methods. i remember using the old two bottom plow hand tripped at each end. sorry got carried away sam. mdc- thanks for saying i was a good bear, i sure hope i don't cry when they give me the bear of theyear, remember how barney was? thanks forthe kind words. mayberry deputy- stop by northfork when you can and check the doors for outlaws. spot- can you go along to cover wyatt and the deputy? i thank you for breakfast. you know spot, i can't recall nary a crab i ever saw fishing. i'll bet that's a sight. ha now where did i put that hat- when spot told us to block our hats- i sure blocked it good or had a dilly of a time at spot's i lost it. sorry so long a post, i do get winded at times. mayor pappa bear

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28192: papa bear..I can cover wyatt and deputy...hope all slept well..Im going hone in just a bit for a long nap...breakfast this morning will be flapjacks,maple syrup,little sausage links,fried eggs,hash browns and toast...miss sherry and I are going to the Wild Animal Safari in pine mountain georgia thursday and friday..check it out on the web..just go to pine mt georgia and link to it..will hollar when I get up today after I take otis to the vet...SPOT

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28193: Morning Y'all. I must say that I'm sitting here with tears welling up in my eyes .You guys are so caring. Thank you for the prayers for my student (and me too-thank you Pappa Bear) It means a lot. I will keep you posted on his condition but it doesn't look promising. I guess all we can do is pray. Thanks again guys-love you all!
*** possum under a rock

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28194:
Morning Folks,

MDC, Thanks for the APB. We're still a bit busy around here with the remodeling and now that spring has sprung we've been outside quite a bit. It's hard to believe that last Monday we got about 20 inches of snow. We get a couple of months of spring before winter starts up again so we've been out enjoying the weather.

I haven't even gone back into the achieves yet to find out what all the inside jokes are. I don't even know why pipeman is called papa bear now but I'll get back there and check.

Have a great day folks.
Good Bless the Troops. These are historic times and we're leading the way. Again!

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28195: Good morning all! Possum,sorry to hear about your student. He'll certainly be in my prayers. dix,where are you in school? Pappa Bear, we also have 8 turkey houses with about 6,000 in each house! No other livestock though! One interesting tidbit that I didn't mention yesterday-I've developed an allergy to peanuts!! Ate too many over the years that my body now rejects them by haveing my throat close up after I eat some or even peanutbutter! Well, it's araining here in Sc and I hope everyone is well the porch! Quiet Sam in SC.

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28196: mayor pappa john (er ..bear) Do you know why I KNOW that carrots are good for the eyes??
Well, have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses!!?? (teehee)
Sterling, missing hearing about Kai (sp?) and her schooling. How' all going these days/
AUh2o - SNOW! wow, that is amazing! We are far from that here in AZ. May go to 90 today already!
AUNT BEA - whre you been lately?
Quiet Sam, that is sort of like the preacher who wanted Sundays off! (haha) How can you farm them and be allergic? Interesting.
APB continues for jelsik, big tom, irishster, fungirl, des, hazel, rafe, salty dog, AFD, banjojerry, and mavis dear and other, where are you? How all are doing ok. Prayers for ya.
Have a good day.
My wife's county fair award winning neatloaf, tomato gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet tea and apple crumb cake tonight!

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28197: It was about 3years ago that my problems started with eating peanuts. So far the problem only comes up if I eat peanuts or peanut products. The cooking of them has not bothered me yet,nor does being around the nuts,seed or plants. I just got to quit eating them,darn it!! Hey,MDC that supper sounds great. Tell the Mrs. I'll be over at six! Haven't heard SPOT's recipe yet! Quiet Sam.

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28198: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28199: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28200: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28201: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28202: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28203: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28204: how exciting!

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28205: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28206: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28207: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28208: Hey Porchpals, Denver sure is lovely! So spread out - took a long bus ride today and saw all the sights for $1.25 (wish I knew that before I took 3 $50 cab rides). Had to fight the urge to slide down a hill in the snow, mighta looked a little odd. ("people sure are odd")

Having all kinds of tests done and should know if another 'fun' surgery is needed by Friday. Luckily the hospital has a library with internet computers to use. Thanks for the prayers and APB's!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Floyd (to Warren): "You're a Lawson alright. PROUD OF YA BOY!"

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28209: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28210: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28211: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28212: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28213: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28214: POST REMOVED
April 13, 2005 - Msg 28215: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28216: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28217: hey everybody,it's good to see so many here on the porch.Yeah,MDC,we had a great time square dancing!That Robert E.Lee natural bridge is a bit tricky though,HA! HA!Quiet Sam,you sure sound busy,6,ooo turkeys in each turkey house?Whew!Sorry to hear about your allergy to peanuts.Does it bother you to farm them,or only if you eat them?Did anybody watch the CMT music awards ? I didn't get to see all of them,I got in on the last part of the show,but,i did see Trisha Yearwood sing her new single "Georgia Rain" and saw Loretta Lynn get an lifetime achievement award[or something like that].I thought about you spot down at the power company,and Mrs.Wiley over in Atlanta when I heard the name of Trisha's song.Mayor pappa Bear don't worry about those long posts,it's just good to see you posting again. Well,ya'll I have more I wanted to type,but,my 2 little ones are arguing over our baby kittens again,and the grandbaby is just mad she can't get in on the argument,sooo,I better close and try to make peace and call a truce,and save the baby kittens from all that love!Ha!Ha!ya'll take care,God bless.Ky Girl

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28218:
Hi porchsters, looks like a bit of an interloper.
Well, life can be like that sometimes!
Have any of you checked out the new
www.maps.google.com ?
It is really neat. You can put in any address in the US, then click on the word "Satillite" on the right side, and you will get a satillite image of that address. If you have dial up it takes a while! But worth it. have a good day,

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28219: Hey Kygirl, didnt see ya there amongst all the inerlopin'! Yup, good balance needed on the natural bridge! I see them young uns are keeping you busy!

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28220: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28221: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28222: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28223: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28224: POST REMOVED

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28225: MDC the google map thing is GREAT, found out about it the other day..Quite sam I soak my peanuts in water and hot sauce and let them dry and then roast them for cajun roasted, boiled is pretty simple , get my turkey fryer and fire it up outside and go at it...mdc with dsl the map thing is so cool, can just pan around the world!...SPOT

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28226:
Hey Folks,

MDC, I meant a week ago Monday we had the snow since then we had nothing but sun and dry weather. Also, I meant archives and not achieves.

possum, I'll keep you and Lamont in my prayers.

Talk to you folks later.
Maybe someone should put in a Wiggles tape for the kiddies.

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28227: hey auh2o!..Well yall eat well..miss sherry anI are going on a road trip to pine mt. georgia tomorrow ....safrai land...and callaway gardens..yall meet us at waffle house on I-85 south out of georgia...SPOT

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28228: Where is everyone tonight! Must be watching baseball, oe maybe playin it!
Sure is great weather for a good game!
Well, I guess I'll just lean the rockers up agin the wall of the Taylor house, and hose down the deck.
Yall have a good evenin,
"partin is such sweet sorroa, tis eons til it be 'morra"

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28229:
Oops, didnt see spot there waggin his tail!
Have a great trip. Hope you dont have to take out a home equity loan to pay for gas!! haha

April 13, 2005 - Msg 28230: whew ON GAS,,,but we will have good time MDC....SPOT

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28231: Hi everyone,just thought I would stop by and see how everybody was.MDC the deck sure looks good where you hosed it down,I see you even wiped down the rockers.Spot,hope you and Miss Sherry have a good time.We have something similar to safari land near me called Living Treasures Animal Park,it's really neat.Mrs.Wiley,I'm sure glad that hospital has computers you have access to,I'm keeping you in my prayers that all turns out well.Quiet Sam,I must have been postin' at the same time you were,I didn't ask the question you answered after you answered it!Well,guess I'll close for now and catch you all tomorrow at a more reasonable hour.take CareKy Girl

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28232: Good morning yall...well getting packed for out trip....back soon...lets have a bowl of oats this morning !...SPOT

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28233: Morning folks. Everythings Okay...in Mayberry. --Floyd

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28234: Good job floyd....good job....SPOT

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28235: Well Miss Sherry is on her way over and we are heading to pine mt. ga to the wild animal safari...hope we dont see otis riding a cow!..hitting the shower...Yall eat good now..mayor pappa cook for the porch till im back tomorrow..thanks..SPOT

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28236: 'Morning, everyone! Just got home from work, going back at noon to be with my friend while her husband has surgery. It's a bit scary, we don't know what's wrong with him, but something sure is! Prayers, please. His name is Henry.

AuH20, you're a caution. (hehehehe) And so to the point.

Absolutely gorgeous day today. Would love to stay home and work in the yard, but my friend comes first. I can guarantee she would put me first, and in fact, she has, on several occasions.

Spot, you and Miss Sherry be careful now. Don't you get caught up in any scuffles with the wild animals or anything. Keep your tail tucked in, and try not to make eye contact. I've heard that's what sets them off sometimes.

Have a great day, friends. Sugarplum says hey!

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28237: Aw, sorry to hear about your friend's husband, Romeena. I hope he is going to be alright.

Just thought I would check in before I got an APB put out for me, - too late!;) I guess I've missed out on a lot of new people so I will just say "Hey!" to all. I don't believe I've met this POST REMOVED fella either. He doesn't say much does he?! ;)

Hey MDC, Kai(yes you spelled it correctly) is still doing well in her schooling. She has a best friend there now and they are always playing together and they always hug when school is done.
Unfortunately it looks like we will be moving in the near future so they are going to miss each other since it is about an hour away, so she will not be going to that school next year.
Yeah, we're buying a house. It is a little house but it has been kept up pretty well and is almost flawless. I think the biggest flaw is that it only has one bathroom actually.

Hope everyone has a nice day!
-Sterling Holobyte

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28238: good morning porch pals... curious was it my posts removed? if so i apologize but i would like to know what happened since mine was general and light in nature, one cannot correct something they don't know? my posts yesterday was deleted best i could tell? thanks for any info. pappa bear

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28239: lunch is on me today. meet me at the little family restuarant in town. we still have 2 of them in lincoln, great food, conversation, nice an slow, i quess they soon will go. spot- did you hear about the lady from oxford, ga. who traded her mazda in on a mule and wagon to protest high gas prices. she kept a boom box in wagon and her cell phone. it was on the today show? sterling.great to see you. FLOYD GREAT TO SEE YOU I'VE BEEN ASKING HOW YOU AND YOUR WIFE ARE DOING? IS SHE BACK TO FULL SPEED? romeena- prayers for you, and your friend. did you get that brown truck loaded with carrots for plum yet? pappa bear

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28240: My wife is doing fairly well. She had back fusion done on March 10th and she's recovering. Right now she's having problems with her legs cramping which is expected. The doctors say that's because the nerves are healing where they had been compressed because of the ruptured disc. All in all, the Lord has been very good and things are progressing. It should be about another 2 months before she'll be healing up and it might be even longer. Thanks for asking. --Floyd

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28241: Papa Bear, I don't believe any of your posts were removed. We had an interloper trying to cause problems so I remove the posts. --Floyd

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28242: Thanks for taking care of the interlopers Floyd and I am glad that your wife is on the mend.

HAve you heard why Mayberry in the Midwest isn't going to be this year?


April 14, 2005 - Msg 28243: Thanks for the deletes Floyd, you're the CATS! I'll keep the prayers going for your wife, I sure can relate to compressed nerves and the pain they cause. Be patient with her - God is so good!Having surgery myself today at 5pm for the same thing, just not related to my back ("it's your shocks, YOUR SHOCKS!"), y'all keep a good thought for me OK? This should help me a great deal. homemaker, how are you feeling these days?

~ Mrs. Wiley
Gomer: "I did it again didn't I?"
Andy: "Yep, Gomer - you did it again."

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28244: Hey homemaker. The folks in New Castle, IN thought it would be good to take a year off from doing Mayberry in the Midwest. It's a lot of work and truthfully, not as many folks came last year as the year before so they figured it was time for a break.

Mrs. Wiley, we'll keep you in our prayers that your surgery will go extremely well and you'll be back at the keyboard in no time.


April 14, 2005 - Msg 28245: Thanks for all you do for us Floyd! The porch is sure lookin good since I hosed it down and you cleaned it up! You are a bird in this world!

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28246: Prayers for Henry, Lamont, Mrs Wiley, Floyds wife, Boo's family and any other ailin' porchsters. Troops etc too.Will lift you all up to the Lord today.
Sterling, thanks for the update! Hope youre not moving CLOSER to the MIL (haha)Hope things going well with the rest of you and yours.
Papa Bear, I dont think floyd would ever take the memos from our distinguished mayor! Or we'd have us a little "mayberrygate!" haha
One day closer to the weekend!

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28247: Hello friends! Hope all is well in Mayberry.

I just finished the grocery shopping and stopped in for a visit with my sister. I am going to ask my husband to think about setting me up with a computer at my parent's house....it is hard to do without it sometimes. Seems like I am always thinking about something I want to look up on the web.

Thanks for your prayers for strength, I must say I have been feeling stronger and have been walking and eating right.

We do have cable now and TVLand so I am able to catch TAGS sometimes. I am so much busier now that I am at my parent's that there is not much time for TV.

Better run along now...always something that needs doing (I am sure you can all relate).


April 14, 2005 - Msg 28248: Thanks for asking Mrs. Wiley - I am doing much better than I was but I get tired pretty easily. I am supposed to go back to work on the 25th but I am thinking of asking my doctor to restrict me to 1/2 days until I can get my strength built up some more.
Mrs. Wiley - best wishes on your surgery. . .prayers are said for you today!


April 14, 2005 - Msg 28249: Good evening, everyone. I just got home from spending most of the day at the hospital with my friend. The news is not good. Her husband had a scope exploratory, and they found cancer throughout his abdomen. Not sure where it originated, pathology will determine that, and that will in turn determine the treatment regimen, but it's not promosing. Probably pancreatic cancer, a very bad actor. My friend is devastated, but her husband is taking it well. Actually, both of them are dear friends. Henry came and mowed my lawn for me when I was in Fredericksburg when my dear husband died so suddenly down there. He must have been raised in Mayberry! Both of them would do anything to help a friend. I just hope God will direct me so I can help them now. Please, friends, pray for them. This is going to be tough.

Well, gotta go feed lonesome little Plum. She has been shut up in the bedroom all day, and wants some attention. Have a great evening!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28250: Hi everbodie been so busy with SAT and painting my grandma's house. I missed you guys lot of reading to catch up. Hey Dixie what is your real name? I hope know one hear is disapointed in me for not visiting the fromt porch in a while. SPOT, mdc, and mayor papa bear how are you guys doing?

Daniel R.

April 14, 2005 - Msg 28251: thanks for the update on you andyour family, prayers continue or you. possum, prayers for youand your frind.auh20- real glad your back. i know thistime of year we're all so busy and only spend 5 minutes but it's a blessing that so many post even if archives at times is opened once a week. great to see you daniel, r. plum,romeena, home maker, mdc- thanks for rallying the troops on my behalf, must have slid thru like gilley cause i missed my own post . just finished watching the cannon episode- you know i believe that's the only cannon i ever saw being pulled all over the place by a squad car? breakfast at the pancake house in the morning. there open 24/7. good night and may all yourdreams come true when you awake. hi sterling sure missed you. pappa bear

April 15, 2005 - Msg 28252: hey everybody,just wanted to stop in and sit a minute to catch up on everything.Romeena,so sorry to hear about your friend,I'll keep you all in my prayers.Boo,great to hear you have cable and can watch some TAGS.I just recently had my cable turned on after having it off for about 10 months because no one was really watching it except me when I watched TAGS or threes company or something at night.Now that we have it back,the kids seem to enjoy the childrens shows more because they haven't seen them for awhile.Well,I'd like to sit longer,but,one of the kids woke up.God Bless everyone.Ky Girl

April 15, 2005 - Msg 28253: Happy Tax Day! They say that we work "for the
government" until MAY 15, then the paycheck actually is ours! That's weird to think of it that way! The played the Beatles "tax man" a bit ago on the radio. I hear taxes are really bad in England these days! (Ar'nt ya kind!)
Oh well, prayers continue for all on the porch, and Henry and others. So sorry Romeena. Will remember him this Sabbath day also!
papa bear- yes, that is quite a sight with that cannon hitched to the back of the squad car, but even horsetradin wouldnt work!
kygirl - I've never had cable cuz I can get about 12 free channels in the Phx area. Of course, only about 2 are worth watching! One shows tags 3 times a day!
Daniel, we try to stick to our nicknames rather than real names here on the porch. Hope your SAT test went well! School will soone be out. Do you have a big summer planned?
Have a good day all!
Mr Darlin's Cuz (MDC)

April 15, 2005 - Msg 28254: Good morning, all. I just called my friend's hospital room, expecting the wife to answer. Instead, Henry answered, and I got a big hearty "hello". Sounds like his old self. Says he feels pretty good physically. I talked to his wife, and she says he's showing a real peace about the whole thing. Says it's in God's hands and he has no fear, whatever the outcome. I'm not surprised, he is a man of very solid faith. Still, please keep praying for them, for God's strength and grace. Thanks, everyone!

Daniel, we need to find you a name. Folks, do we have a Johnny Paul? Or an Arnold? Just some suggestions. It doesn't have to be a proper name, it can be a description, like our dear "Possum", who is actually "Possum under a Rock," or something that is meaningful to you, even if it doesn't appear on the show. We're happy to have you here, so think up a handle, grab a rocker and set a spell!

Well, gotta run. I may go kidnap my friend out of that hospital room for a while and take her down to the diner for lunch. Or maybe not. I think the special is fish cakes and I don't think I could handle that. They lay on my chest! Maybe we'll run out to Morelli's and have some pounded steak. They pound it right there before your very eyes, you know. Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 15, 2005 - Msg 28255: Here's one more prayer for Henry,Ro. I'm headed up to Clemson tonight and see the Tigers play Virginia in baseball,play some golf in the am tomorrow,watch the spring football game,see more baseball and one more game on Sunday before coming home. Boy, the chair sure rocks better on this clean porch. Ya'll have a great weekend and see ya Monday! Got the planting done for a week or so ,so gonna take a weekend off! Quiet Sam!

April 15, 2005 - Msg 28256: Afternoon Y'all! Boo,it was good to have you rocking on the porch again-I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we miss you around here! Come back and sit a spell again soon,ya hear? Oh, and get well wishes to Floyd's wife,homemaker and Mrs. Wiley(Mrs. W.,you had me giggling at that comment you made about "shocks" You're a hoot!)
Ro,I've prayed for your friend's husband and I specifically asked for God to bring peace to him during this time. I am glad to know that Henry DOES have that peace. Please keep us updated on him.
Hey Daniel! Yep,we need to hook him up with a nickname.I'm trying to come up with a suggestion for a critter related nickname-you know like Spot and I have. He could be Blackie the horse,but then he'd have to be make believe! Can anybody think of one? Spot & I need some more critters up here with us!
Thanks again for the prayers for Lamont. The last I heard is that he is home from the hospital and hooked to some machines (I'm thinking life support type stuff)and that he has lost the ability to do anything he did before the seizures and brain damage. He was always immobile and in a wheelchair,but he could move certain fingers,make facial expressions and sounds to communicate with people. If that is gone.. well,it's just sad. His smile was out of this world. It just hurts my heart.
On to something a bit more cheerful- I haven't told y'all how Laci (can you believe she's 19 months now?) loves the TAGS theme song! We get 2 episodes back to back on a local station in the mornings and if she's on the floor playing and hears that music she freezes as if in a trance,lies as still as a stone and then when the music's finished she springs back to life and starts playing again! And here's the amusing thing- they've been showing the color episodes lately and she doesn't act like that when the color ones are on! She just keeps on playing! I've got me a Mayberry grandgirl! Yee Haw! Ha Ha Ha
Well,better go see about my laundry. Y'all have a good evening!
P.S. Hey to my SC porchmates- Rev. Jr. and Quiet Sam! Don't let the wind blow you off the Carolina end of the porch! Geesh!

April 15, 2005 - Msg 28257: Oh, for the love of Mike! Forgot to sign my name up there!

possum under a rock

April 15, 2005 - Msg 28258: Hey Folks, Happy Tax Day!

BARN:   Look at the deductions!  This tax!  There's nothing left, for heaven's sake!
        Barney Sucker, that's who it ought to be made out to!
ANDY:   Oh, Barney.
BARN:   Yeah, that's me, Barney SUCKER! It's open season on Barney Fife!  C'mon 
        everybody, let's all take a bite out of Barney Fife!
ANDY:   Now, c'mon!
BARN:   Good ol' Barney Fife--he makes it, he's got it, let's take it!
ANDY:   Just simmer down.  You know what they say, you can't take it with you.
BARN:   Take it with me?  They keep nibblin' at me like this, I'll be lucky to go myself!


April 15, 2005 - Msg 28259: Loved it Floyd - you are the cats!


April 15, 2005 - Msg 28260: Ro and pappa and all...WE ARE BACK...great trip..gona unpack..hope yall eat well..will be back on the job for breakfast in just a bit..SPOT

April 15, 2005 - Msg 28261: Floyd the post was neat, just read it...SPOT.

April 15, 2005 - Msg 28262: You're the limit,you know that Floyd! Haha
The next thing ya know, you'll be spikin' the watercrock and gettin our distinguished mayor gassed, er crocked!
We may all need it by midnight tonight! yikes!
That's OK posssum, we figured that was you!
Say, we havent seen Mr McBeevie or Mary Wiggins lately! Come out wherever you are.
Prayers continue for all you fine porcherinos, friends, families and all.
Hope ya all have a fine, relaxin weekend!

April 15, 2005 - Msg 28263: cracker barrel.....spot

April 16, 2005 - Msg 28264: Mornin yall!..great day here in georgia..gona put my chips out today and straw...love those cracker barrel breakfast"s....SPOT

April 16, 2005 - Msg 28265: We need to put out an APB for Mavis, too. Haven't seen her in a while. I miss her! Sugarplum wishes she'd come around, too, and clean up her little puppyfeet. She doesn't like for me to do it.

My friend Henry is still much in need of prayer, friends. Please continue to remember him. He may get to go home tomorrow, but probably won't be able to stay for long. We need a miracle.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 16, 2005 - Msg 28266: hi everyone, just a quick post like you all i've been busier than a cow in fly season. glad to see you boo. dear lord we have so many of our porch family that are experiencing illness and other problems, our government really needs your guidance, especially our troops in iraq. (tommorow let's have a day ofprayer for all the needs.)dear lord we thank you for the many prayers you answer for us. mayor pappa bear

April 16, 2005 - Msg 28267: Hey yall!..pappa bear [mayor]..Ro and all...where is everybody..man-o-man been working in the yard , put out 550 lbs. of fertilizer on my yard and fields..gona plant the garden monday..carried a lode of stuff from grandmas house to the dump today..got a pork butt on the smoker..yall come on over ...miss sherry says hey..and andy and kelsey ...SPOT

April 16, 2005 - Msg 28268: prayers for Henery Ro...miracles do happen ro...im here after my wreck...SPOT

April 16, 2005 - Msg 28269: hi everybody,I'm glad I finally found a minute to stop by the porch,I've been wondering how everybody was doin.I liked that Happy Tax Day script floyd ,that was cute.Prayers for your friend Romeena,I do believe in miracles.MDC,your lucky to have a cable channel that showa TAGS 3 times a day,I just get it on TV land once at night,and,most of the time I'm busy and miss it.I'm gonna have to buy the first and 2nd season on DVD just so I can watch it.I wanted to get the whole first season of the waltons too ,just like you said,those cable channels don't have much worth watching on them.Hey Daniel,sounds like you've been busy,did you get your grandma's house done?mayor pappa bear a day of prayer sounds great.How are you feeling these days?Spot,glad to hear you and miss Sherry made it back alright.Sorry I missed breakfast at cracker barrel this morning.Sounds like you needed to get away for a few days and rest up for all that work you started on today!Possum,ain't that amazing how kids will pick up on things like that?I think you got a future TAGS watcher for sure.hey Quiet Sam hope you are enjoying your weekend away.I had some friends who went to Clemson and I visited them one year during football season,I saw so many Tiger paws I saw them in my sleep,Ha ha!Well,better close for now.You all take care.ky girl

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28270: Asa - where are YOU!??


April 17, 2005 - Msg 28271: BBQ tonight...got a pork butt on the smoker,baked beans with bacon will someone make some slaw....SPOT

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28272: Spot, I'll bring the slaw, unless my friend needs me at the hospital. --Romeena

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28273: Thanks Ro..I"ll get Miss Sherry to make sweet tea..gona put a big sweet onion on the grill too...we can pitch horse shoes after we eat...SPOT

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28274: The Plum is bringing a bag of carrots, too. --Romeena

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28275: Hmmm, I LOVE barbecue! I'll bring my homemade tater salad. And some apple pie ala mode!

Mary Wiggins

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28276: Great to see mary W again. Where's asa, mavis etc?
Hope all are havung a good Sabbath day! Prayers for all today as mayor papa suggested.
Sermon for today.
God Bless,

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28277: It's about time we start having a cook-out on the porch. Just thought I'd drop by and here ya are eatin' again! MMMM, my favorite afternoon activity. Hope everyone's Sabbath was restful and relaxing. Me? Just swingin' a bit before I start the evenin' meal. Just a bit full from that pork butt (done to purfection I might add). Thanks SPOT. Where is that Asa? Went all the way to his home state and he flew to CA!! Sure did have a good time, but wish we had laid eyeballs on each other for a spell. Oh well, looks like there will be many more trips to the "Wild West"!! Good to see all the family on the porch. ~New Neighbor

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28278: I'm sorry about the way my name is. There was names never minchened on the andy grffith show!

But I must say I may fell to bad hear. Never knew that people are judge by there names.

But thank you for the sopport on the SAT I think I did ok.

P.S. Sorry but I may leave!!!

Daniel R.

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28279: Thanks mary..hey new neighbor!and daniel.and ro and pappa,and all...bbq was pretty good may i say so myself...plenty..yall take some home...got the garden drug today and dad and i are gona plant tomorrow..gona be a big one this year..we will eat good...well gona hit the shower..back in just a bit...signed:SPOT the"gona plant beans,peas,corn,cukes,squash,peppers,tomaotes,and onions tomorrow" dog of this here fine poarch..

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28280: Hey, hold on there, Daniel R. Nobody is judging anyone by their name, and I apologize on behalf of the porch if it seemed that way to you. On this porch, you can call yourself by any name you choose, and if you want to go by your real name, that's fine with us. We were only suggesting "handles" because most of us use them, and we wanted you to feel at home. If you prefer to use Daniel R., then that's who you shall be. You're so right, many of the names used here weren't used directly on the show. Some are references, and some just came out of the imagination of their owner, and they're all just fine. So stick around, Daniel R., you are welcome here.

Spot, that was a good meal! Sure did enjoy it. We need to do this more often. And what about softball? Are we gonna have a team? We talked about it earlier, but haven't said any more. The Plum got her little mascot uniform out and asked me to tighten the seams in a couple of places, and get it cleaned, so I did. Now we just need to grease the wheels on her wagon, and she'll be ready to make refreshment rounds.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28281: evenin everyone,boy,spot,that cookout food sure sounded good,sorry I missed it and everyones side dishes!Sounds like you will have a wonderful garden this year.Hey Daniel Ro is right we would sure like you to stick around.I bet you did fine on your SAT's.well,gonna close here and clean up the yard,the kids left some toys out.Ya'll take care.Ky Girl

April 17, 2005 - Msg 28282: Ro soft ball team...GREAT...SPOT

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28283: Ro - I was waiting on Asa to get the practices rolling - I don't think I can catch this year. . .don't think I can do that after that surgery of mine. I'll make a dandy snack bringer - little debbies and pepsi's for everybody! HA


Daniel - nobody was fussin about your name. . .sick around. . .we can be pretty fun sometimes!

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28284: Mornin folks! I see that Greg Biffle picked up another win! Also see that Jr was a bit miffed. Oh well, what else is new! Racing this week in Phoenix, under their new lights! Yaalll come on over!

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28285: Oh yes, you all see that the new Washington DC Nationals sweeped my Dbacks!? Ouch! But Suns continue to burn up the bball court!
Have a good week. Spot's cookin!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28286: I just would like to be me not somebodie else.
thanks and I will stick around.

Daniel R.

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28287: Where's CHARLOTTE been? She woulda caught my "sweeped" and corrected to SWEPT! geesh!
APB for pappa bear, Ed Sawyer, County nurse, Felicia, KY Moonshiner, Angefan, Salt n Pepper, Sara, Becca, Rafe, AFD and others!

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28288: Welcome back Daniel!
What do you like most about the Andy Griffith Show? The good comedy? the nostalgia of the '60s? Otis Campbell? Black and White? The Mountain Music?
Just curious.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28289: For me, it's all of the above, plus the family closeness.

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28290: Happy Birthday to our Presiding Goober,
Jim Clark- next to Andy Griffith, Jim is why we all are able to enjoy TAGS the way we do.

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28291: Howdy, everyone. I'm just back from spending some time at the hospital with my friend. Her husband is not doing at all well, time could be very short. We're still praying for a miracle, but also for God's peace and the ability to accept His plan, whatever it may be.

Got home to find a note taped to my door, evidently posted all over the neighborhood. A neighbor has lost their Senegal parrot, a very dear little pet, talks and everything. So, I put out sunflower seeds and peanuts, and I figure if I was a bird, that's where I'd be - in my back yard! I plan to spend some time at this window this afternoon, just watching. If I see him, I'll just phone the owners, won't try to catch him myself. So far, no visitors but sparrows and pigeons.

Daniel R., we're glad you decided to stay in Mayberry. We need all the good citizens we can get.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28292: DANIEL R. ...Glad you decided to stay around ,its great to see a younger generation enjoying TAGS ,and being part of the porch family .I went away to the mountains for the weekend ,went to the Blueridge Parkway and to Grandfathers mountain ,sure was windy on the mile high suspended bridge ,but the scenery was beautiful MDC ...I missed Sundays race ,saw where NASCAR DQ'D one of the Busch drivers in Saturdays race for an illegal carburator ,the Nascar boys are getting serious
Hope everyone had a good weekend ,take care

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28293: Sorry about your friend and her husband, Romeena. I was really hoping they would receive some good news.

Glad you didn't leave, Daniel R! This porch has enough chairs for everyone, no matter what their name is. I mean, look at mine!;)
-Sterling Holobyte

April 18, 2005 - Msg 28294: Oh, I forgot to mention that Kai went to her first non-family Birthday party Saturday. It was for her best friend and it was at their house. She had a great time! I think I was more nervous about leaving her there than she was about being there without her Mommy and Daddy. When we went to pick her up, Kai, her friend and two other girls were playing on the swings in the backyard, and I almost hated taking her away from all that because she was obviously enjoying herself immensely.
-Sterling Holobyte