April 28, 2005 - Msg 28543: wow, it looks like a great family reunion, so great to see so many long time missing friends. how about the theme song, were good ole boys---- and laverne and shirley/? asa- great to know your ok, we miss you, stop bye when you can. rev jr- i thought i was the only one who loved to change the lyrics. sterling- thanks for kai's update. she's our porch's future mayor i predict. mdc- got to pick on you friend, when you said de- plane made me think why not a de- train, de-bus, de- car.? ha. possum, glad you were able to stop bye a minute. spot& miss sherry- you'll both be the stars at the concert, have a great time. HOW ABOUT going where no man has gone before. breakfast on me at the cracker barrell. pappa bear

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28544: meet ya there pappa bear...SPOT

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28545: and miss sherry....

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28546: "With the jelly, toast, and bread, Christ is born in Bethlehem." That's my Christmas song change!

This porch is way too smart to trick any of us. . .or we watch way tooooo many television shows!


April 28, 2005 - Msg 28547: Oh, Asa, I love the bluebonnet line. I can't wait to teach it to my grandsons and watch their moms' faces. They'll probably make me turn in my grandma button. Hahaha!

Well, I'm trading my beloved pet car today. The warranty runs out 6/1, and I just can't afford to be without warranty - not the kind of warranty that my car dealership offers anyway. Anywhere in the continental US, day or night, any problem at all, I call them and they get roadside service to me, and fix the car on the spot if they can (they've done it three times) or they put it on a flatbed and take it to the nearest dealership for repair, giving me a free loan car for as long as necessary. They have even replaced a dead battery, no charge. In my situation, I just can't beat a deal like that. So, my pretty red '99 Caddy with only 38k miles, is being traded for a not-as-pretty "cashmere" '03 Caddy. Translation - it's beige. I don't like the body style nearly as well either, but cars have changed in the last few years, and that's what's available in their "certified pre-owned" program. Nice car, it's just different and it isn't red. Oh, well.

I know, poor me. I don't mean to be complaining. I've been so blessed, and I'm griping about color. Shame on me.

About the favorite hymn, I've gotta give that some thought. There are so many! I think "It is Well With my Soul" has to be in the top two or three, though.

OK, away I go. I'll stop by later and show everyone the "new" car. Well, it's new to me. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28548:
Morning Porch,

Forgot to add my favorite hymn last night. Actually, I have two "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" and "In The Garden."

"And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known."

I'll check back later.

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28549: Mornin Porchsters. Congrats on the "new to you" ride, Ro. Gotta go with a classic..."Amazing Grace." There's something about that last verse ("when we've been there...") that makes the congregation take it up a few notches. The congregation sang it at my aunt's funeral a few weeks ago. I was a pallbearer so I was on the front row. When they got to the last verse it was as if everybody got about 10 decibals higher. Felt like I was gonna be blown over. Absolutely gave me chills. Of course, it always does.

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28550:
pappabear- You know why tattoo REALLY said "De plane"? Cuz he didnt like "de peanut!" teehee :)
Rev jr- good hymn! Here all us porchsters are probabaly under 70, and were talking ETERNIY in that last verse! Amazing indeed.
This old TV show/commercial thing has been great!
brought back a lot of good memoeries, brady bunch, speedy alka selzter etc.
How about old game show favorites? I used to like Whats My Line, The Joker's Wild, The Match Game, Concentration, Password.
Ro- Yes, I dont like what Caddy has done with designs lately either. They look like concept drawings that sneaked thru the design dept!
Do you have ONStar? Got that for my wife on our 02 Olds and it has come in handy several times.
Have a good day all.

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28551: Hey to the Porch! ~ Mrs. Wiley

Barney: "You're warped!"
Andy: "I'm NOT warped!"
Barney: "WARPED!"

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28552: Or is that WARP speed? :)

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28553: Woohoo! Got the car. On the way to pick it up, I started thinking, and decided that for not many dollars more, I could get a red '04 that I knew they had, and I would feel a lot better about it. I just like red. So, I got it! I still like the body style on my '99 better, but this '04 ain't too shabby. Very nice car, truly. And yes, MDC, it has OnStar - free for the first six months. If I use it, I'll keep it. If not, I'll cancel it when they start charging. It really is a good deal, I know - unlocks your car for you, they can even make the horn blow if you can't find it on a parking lot. Now, no car should be without that feature! (teehee)

Well, I'm a pooped pup - no sleep since yesterday morning. I think I'll go watch TAGS and see if I can make it to the first commercial. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28554: romeena - riding along in my automobile with my plum by my side.wind blowing thru plum's fur. dixie belle- how are you doing with your new walk with the lord? remember god never promised us a smooth voyage only a safe arrival. that's why we have each other, always feel free to share your burdens for through prayer god will lighten the load. mdc- the last time we put out an apb the lord brought several bye. add mr mcbeevee, gomer, il girl, ellen brown, frankie flint, aunt beato name a few. auh20- isn't it beautiful that all of us who enjoy nastalgia also love the old hymns? i'd like to get andy's. homemaker- be careful you'll wake old jud up and he'll think it's christmas. ha. rev jr- taladaga varoom. where's the beef er supper tonight? great sweep. pappa bear

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28555: EMERGENCY!!
Well, food emergency anyway. Hope I didn't scare you. ;)
Anyway, I made a meatloaf for dinner, and wondered if it would be ok to leave it in the oven on "warm" til the wife gets home roughly around 7pm. It got done about 5 minutes ago which means it would be in there for about 45 minutes more(after an hour of cooking) at 7.
It's not going to get too dry, is it? Any Mayberry chefs care to opine? Thanks!
-Sterling Holobyte

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28556: SH- I would say OK on warm, but put a little gravy on top once in a while. (just a thought)
mayor PB - Rev up the brown truck for talladega and we'll all hop a ride!
Have a nice porch-rockin' evening!
(Man, I havent started a moulage in over a week,) MDC

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28557: There's always tomorrow, MDC. ;)

And thanks for the advice. I'll do that!
-Sterling Holobyte

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28558: I like RED cars too Ro - but haven't had one in quite some time. I also like 5 speeds that I get to "pop the clutch on"! Have had automatics since I do so much driving. . .but still like my standard shift in my heart.


April 28, 2005 - Msg 28559: First msg of the page is Star Trek Next Generation in case no one answered that one. We have about as many tapes of it here as we do TAGS. I was watching Big Jake the other night thinking what a scoundrel Richard Boone was in contrast to how much I liked him as Palladin. Then thought...oh, there's a theme song I can try out on the porch. But...of course since I wasn't here a day or two, someone beat me to it! OK--this one will tax your brains--"The bluest sky you've ever seen, in Seattle And the hills the greenest green, in Seattle" from a show that starred one of my main teenage heartthrobs. Mayor Papa Bear: I demand you send back the sun and warm temps in Illinois!
Charlotte Tucker

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28560: Don't want to step on any toes here, but just wanted to clarify that the first msg is Star Trek, the original series; not The Next Generation, Charlotte. The writer's for TNG fell prey to the political correctness that was just beginning to rear it's ugly head in the 80's and changed the original theme to "where no ONE has gone before."
Yeah, I'm a Trekkie. ;)
-Sterling Holobyte

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28561: Sterling, Thank you for your correction. I didn't know about that difference. Interesting. I'm afraid I'm not as wild about Captain Kirk and all his women as I am the dashing, distinguished Jean-Luke (That spelling probably isn't right--doesn't look French!) Picard.

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28562: Ooooo, me too, CT! Jean-Luc (I think) was indeed a charmer, bald head and all. Almost as charismatic as Yul Brynner as the King of Siam, but not quite. Or maybe --- well, I don't know, it would be a very close race. Something about those two guys....

Prayers, please, for my dear daughter-in-law. She's having surgery in the morning - big surgery, but nothing bad. She's having some repair to abdominal muscles damaged in three pregnancies with big old ten-pound babies, and the three resulting C-sections. I'm sure she'll do fine, but she's so precious to us all, I just want God's protection for her.

Have a lovely day tomorrow, everyone. Keep an eye out for some of our missing porchsters, and make a citizen's arrest if you spot any of them. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 28, 2005 - Msg 28563: Prayers for d-i-l, Ro! Signing off for bed now.

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28564: hey everybody,just thought I'd stop in and see how everyones doing.Romeena,I saw in the archive posts that you like westerns.I do too I grew up watching them with my dad,especially Gunsmoke.Two of my favorite leading men are Sam Elliot and Scott Glen,both do mostly cowboy movies.Good lookin too!Congratulations on the "new" car.And prayers for your daughter in law.Have to close for now.Ya'll take care,ky girl

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28565: Morning porch. Prayers for your D.I.L. Romeena. I hope she recovers fast, and congrats on the shiney new Caddy. My wife likes red cars also. I'm partial to white or blue.
Homemaker, I heard your hubby won't let you have a standard transmission cause you ride the cluth. Is that true?
How did the meatloaf turn out Sterling?
Mrs. Wiley, how are you healing up? I read in the archives you flew into S.L. International. Sorry I missed you. Did you like our snow capped mountains?
Pappabear, you done changed names on me. Took me a while to find that. How are you doing?
Charlotte Tucker, have you golfed yet this year? I have a tee time for tomorrow morning. FORE!
Spot, whats for breakfast? I'm starved!


April 29, 2005 - Msg 28566: Oh, the meatloaf was just delicious Asa, if I don't say so myself! Thanks for asking!
Now I just need suggestions on some creative things to do with the leftovers.:)
-Sterling Holobyte

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28567: Oh, the meatloaf was just delicious Asa, if I don't say so myself! Thanks for asking!
Now I just need suggestions on some creative things to do with the leftovers.:)
-Sterling Holobyte

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28568: Sorry about that. I guess the meatloaf was so good I just wanted to mention it twice. ;)

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28569: Hey yall...bought me a coachman 19 ft camper yesterday....ready for summer...ham sandwiches and chips and kool-aid for lunch!..pickeled okra too.....gona read the archives...SPOT

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28570: Ro, congrats on the new (sort of) car! Red is nice!! Asa, good concret...I mean meatloaf. I surely did love those snow capped mountains - white against a dark grey sky that day - a picture no artist could draw. I'm healing up, but not sure how well. Still on the pain meds, I'll be glad to get off those! SPOT, that ham sammich sounds good! Is it the HOT pickeled okra? That twangs my buds!

~ Mrs. Wiley

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28571: Mornin Porchsters. Sterling- this isn't very creative, but it's one of my all time favorites...meatloaf sandwiches! Zap a slice of it in the micro to take the chill off, squirt a little ketchup on it, throw it between two slices of white bread, and HELLO! Tastes so good you'll want to slap yer pappy!

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28572: "Slap yer pappy"?
lol! Well, you sure are creative with your sayings, Rev.Jr.! :)

Thanks for the suggestion.
-Sterling Holobyte

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28573: trivia: what's the name of the service station in Mayberry?

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28574: Sorry, reckon that's one of those southern sayings...it means something is REALLY good. Kinda like "knock yer socks off."

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28575: The Esso Club. Ooops, that's in Clemson not Mayberry. Wally's.

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28576: Funny, I was watching the "Great Filling Station Robery last night!" Yup, Wally's to 28573.
But, why do i always fall asleep lately when i watch tags? Must be that sense of security we have about such a place as mayberry, knowing that Barn and Andy are on the job, as well as 24/7 Sarah! haha I make it about 2 thirds thru and I'm sawin logs!
ASA - good to see you! It's been a coon's age!
Them bullets must have needed lots of maintenance.
SPOT- You are set to go! Is it a cabover?
Rev JR - I bet a little BBQ sauce waould also perk up that meatloaf sandwich!
Mrs Wiley, good that u are on the mend. We need to have another meetin of the social club at your home when youre all better! We'll even help you get the wet napkins off the ceiling! teehee
A good safe mayberry wekend to you all.
Prayers continue,

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28577: Sterling, that could be my moulage, this PC stuff!
I am sick of it for sure, now it is even creeping into churches, bible translations etc! I buck it everywhere! I may be crazy for taking a such stand for "mankind" but I will not go down easy on this subject at all! Blooie goes the box!
With all the grit of chicken grissle...

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28578: Oh, for a minute there I thought you were talking about Personal Computers, MDC! ;)

I know what you mean though. I've been struggling recently over whether or not to speak up -via opinion page of local newspaper- over some very PC "event" which happened here last week, that the obviously biased paper just can't seem to get enough of, and have even gone so far now in their most recent column to try to shame the people who were against it.
I wouldn't normally get worked up over an event like this, but what is different about this one is that it took place in our schools(middle and high schools).
Thing is, I'm debating whether or not to take the paper to task for the blatantly biased reporting of this event by writing a OP/ED letter. I did do some of that during the election, but that wasn't saying anything against the paper itself like this would be.
If you want to read what I am talking about, I will send you the links, MDC.
I guess my box is going kablooie too.
-Sterling Holobyte

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28579: I don't believe anyone has guessed my theme song in msg 28559. No, Asa, I haven't golfed. Don't know if I will--$$ is tight. We'll see. I want my son to get a membership because I'd like him to go out for golf in high school next year.
Charlotte Tucker

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28580: Yes, I believe you've stumped us, Charlotte Tucker! At least you've stumped me anyway. :)
-Sterling Holobyte

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28581: Charlotte, I think it was
"Here come the Brides."

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28582: Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!! Miss Peggy, you're the winner! Wasn't Bobby Sherman smooth?
Charlotte Tucker

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28583: Go for it Sterling, on both accounts.
Send me the links and write the letter!
I get published about every 6 weeks in our local paper! Latest was about our potholed streets, but 90 million being spent on an arts center!
I used the "Roman" idea of, if all roads are impassible, how will anyone get to the new forum!
I have discivered that the op-ed editor likes
catchy things in letters.
Well, have a good evening all! Chuch and some good ole hymns on sunday!

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28584: That's chuRch, of course! mdc

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28585: OK, I think I'll throw a clinker into this PC stuff. Has it occurred to anyone that all this "political correctness" smacks of communism? What?? How so, you ask? OK, maybe it doesn't have anything to do with "sharing the wealth" and such, but when no one is allowed to excel and be recognized for it, lest some poor "didn't study" be embarrassed, then that's not a very big step from economic equalization. How is it any different for someone to refuse to work and yet expect to be taken care of, or to refuse to study and still expect to be on an equal playing field of recognition with the kid who studied his little brains out? Very soon, no one will study or try to achieve. Why should they? When you remove incentive, nobody strives to excel.
Nikita Kruschev said that communism would "bury the USA from within." Well, bit by bit, piece by piece, they're doing it. Correction - we're doing it ourselves. When you remove recognition in the field of academics, you remove incentive. When you feed someone who refuses to work, you remove incentive. I'm not talking about taking care of the truly needy. We have a Biblical mandate to do that. I'm talking about rewarding the worthless, lazy, useless scum that hangs around with their hand out for every freebie they can get, but runs in the opposite direction if you offer them a job.
The Bible has a mandate for that, too. "If a man will not work, let him not eat."
Sooner or later, this house of cards we're building is going to fall down around our ears. Then the only ones who will eat will be those who get up and plant corn.
OK, that's my soapbox. I'll leave it out, in case anybody else wants to climb on. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28586: Boy this poarch gets kinda crazy............gona read the arcives......soup and salad tonight....SPOT

April 29, 2005 - Msg 28587: spot that soup and salad sounds good.And congratulations on the new coachmen.Romeena,I agree whole heartedly,thanks for leaving the soapbox out.yeah,MDC and sterling,this politically correct stuff is going too far.As the saying goes"when anything goes,everythings gone".Well,can't rock long tonight on the porch.I'm doing a little decorating.I'm gonna have to stop by Weavers and get some tags merchandise to hang on my walls too.Also,if any of you work with or know someone who could use some hands on learning materials for children with autism spectrum disorder,add,adhd,there is a wonderful company called Different Roads to Learning and you can get one of thier catalogs or go to the website and order great books and games to help teach children with disabilities.The web address is www.difflearn.com Everyone have a good night.ky girl

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28588: good morning sleepy- doo's. i love that comercial with all the ping clones. his wife may have a problem. i tell my wife i could see them cloning me like that, wouldn't the world be full? just teasing about my cloning. old saying he's here he's there he's everywhere. on a serious note---- i may be off the porch for a few days , my younger sister passed away from cancer that was in remission. thank the lord she knew him. pappa bear

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28589: morning all....eggs fried,country ham,grits with cheese,hash browns,bisquits with red eye gravey,h20 and coffee, stormimg here at the house...SPOT

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28590: Storming here too Spot. There goes my golf game.:(
Romeena, well said about the PC stuff. I get tired of everytime I express a concern about illegals in our country, being called a racist. If I allude to God, being branded an intolerant religious zealot. Or if I mention being politically conservitive, being labled a right wing radical. I guess folks can try to redo society all they please, but the fact still remains, if it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, looks like a duck, chances are pretty good that it ain't a swan, it's a duck! So, who wants to go down to the duck pond with me?


April 30, 2005 - Msg 28591: Asa - I have been accused of riding the clutch a little but never had to have one replaced -
Oh and speaking of Bobby Sherman - we share a birthday! Now that's close!

Have a great Saturday everyone!


April 30, 2005 - Msg 28592: Happy Saturday Porch pals! Yesterday was my birthday, had a fine day... relaxing, playing with the dogs and cats and dinner with friends (secret reverse-surprise b'day, they didn't know it was my day until the end of the evening).

Asa, I'll ride up to the duck pond with you, as long as it's not at night.

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "Hey Barn, I know how you can learn your part real well."
Barney: "How?"
Andy: "See?"

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28593: Asa i will go to the duck pond....stoped raining here now but im gona take the 4-wheeler...bad foot still ya know..we can carry some bologna sandwiches Mrs Wiley..ya got any chips im out..got pickled okra though...SPOT

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28594: Morning Porch Folks: Just checking in and reading all the postings for the weekend. Glad to see all the fine folks up and moving this rainy day. Sure not in the mood to get started cleaning. Think I'll take a ride down to the duck pond with everyone. Can I sit next to the window? I tend to get car sick, especially if Asa is driving! Have a great Saturday... ~New Neighbor

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28595: Im gona carry my fishing pole to the duck pond...got to dig some worms...hey yall my mother got my daughter [Kelsey] some mail order tiny catapillers and kept them in a cage and yesterday the last one turned into a butterfly!..5 of them...my 6 tr old was so excited...winking blinking and nod...goober and gomer..i guess..ha ha...SPOT

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28596: Pappa bear, I'm so sorry about your sister. It's hard to lose someone you love, and I'll be praying for you, for acceptance. I know from what you said that you'll have peace of mind, because she knew the Lord. When it's all said and done, that's all that mtters, isn't it?

Beautiful day here, sunny and bright. A bit cool, and windy, but still very nice. Squirrels are all bushy-tailed, birds are busy, flowers are blooming, God's in His Heaven, and all's right with the world.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28597: PAPPA BEAR ..sorry about your loss ,prayers for you and your family

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28598: Prayers to you pappa bear....hey ro and plum,fixing to take my daughter and her friend to chuckie cheese...yall say a prayer for me..whew...rainey sat, bet its packed...but well worth it...Ill bring yall back some pizza and wings...someone make some tea , ok....SPOT

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28599: Ooooee,Spot, you're braver than I am. Chuckie Cheese! Wow! You must love that little girl a whole bunch. --Romeena

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28600: Hey to all. Didn't sleep well last night so I'm turnin' in early tonight. Think I'll go right now and get out the ironin' board.
Charlotte Tucker

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28601: Pappa Bear - So sorry for your loss. . . .


April 30, 2005 - Msg 28602:
pappa bear, God Bless. We'll be thinking about and praying for you and your family.


April 30, 2005 - Msg 28603:
pappa bear Sorry to hear that about your sister. Come back soon.

How is everyone else? I'm doin' pretty nicce myself. Can't stay long. Getting sleepy but thought I would check in on you guys so you know I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth! ;)

Hey Spot howsabout rustling up some cocoa for the late night porch sitters? I'll bring the marshmallows and peanut butter crackers!

Dixie B

April 30, 2005 - Msg 28604: Pappa bear. I am so sorry about your loss also my friend. May God bless you during this time.


April 30, 2005 - Msg 28605: hi everybody,just wanted to check in.pappa Bear my prayers are with you also.hey spot,did you make it back from chuck e cheese alright?I could go for some of those wings if you have any to share.I've got a bottle of hot suce to sprinkle on mine.Better get off here and get some sleep.Ya'll take care.Ky Girl

May 01, 2005 - Msg 28606: Oh, Pappa Bear, sorry about your sister.
-Sterling Holobyte

May 01, 2005 - Msg 28607: Yea Ro sure do, kids are the greatest thing in the world...waffle house this morning yall...scattered smothered covered chunked topped and capped....coffee...h20...SPOT

May 01, 2005 - Msg 28608: Mornin' Y'all. Just wanting to convey my sympathy to Pappa Bear. Sorry about your loss. God bless you and yours.

possum under a rock

May 01, 2005 - Msg 28609: Good Sabbath porch pals. Hope it's a good one for you.
New Neighbor, so good to see you. Sorry we were unable to hook up when you were in town.
Homemaker, you are famous for riding your clutch. Everyone knows you do it!
Salty Dog, sorry I missed you last night, my Daughter said you hollered. I hope you read this.
We went to a special church gathering last night, and the speaker asked a question that really got me to wondering. I'd like to pose it to you and am interested in your responses.
If the Lord was to come pay you a short visit today, face to face, for just a couple of minutes, what would you say or ask of him? Think about that for a bit and let me know.
Hope you all have a great Sabbath. Go to preachin, I hear the topic today is about sin.


May 01, 2005 - Msg 28610: Wow, Asa, that's a tough one. I can think of a jillion things, but to boil it down to just a couple of minutes, that's hard. I guess the first thing I'd say is "Thank you!" That one is easy. As for what I'd ask of him, it depends on what that means. Asking a question or making a request? If you mean asking a question (seeking information) I guess that would be "Why would you sacrifice yourself in the form of your Son, for me and the rest of this pitiful world?" If making a request, I suppose I would ask Him to show me very clearly each thing He wants me to do, so I don't miss anything. That's about as close as I can get. I'm sure others will come up with much more profound answers, but that's about all my simple old brain can produce.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 01, 2005 - Msg 28611: Hello porch havent been haer in a while I have missed it i have cam to a desion to change my name from Daniel R. to Johnny Paul Jason thank you for being there when I need all of yall thanks

Johnny Paul Jason
''I Read In a Book Once''

May 01, 2005 - Msg 28612: Hey, welcome Johnny Paul Jason! Good choice. You know, you may not realize it, but you're here when we need you, too. There's just nothing like youth and a fresh approach to liven things up for us. Some of us porchsters are old, you know. Not me, of course. I'm in my forties and I admit it. (teehee) Anyway, we're glad you have decided to move to Mayberry. It's our home town! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 01, 2005 - Msg 28613: Daniel R. .. JPJ IS A GOOD CHOICE
Watching the race , tipical restrictor plate race.. boring
Everyone have a great day

May 01, 2005 - Msg 28614: Hey Johnny Paul - great name! and I'm glad you didn't give up on us!
Yo - Jeff Gordon won! I am sure that makes you all just as fine as a RAINBOW!


May 01, 2005 - Msg 28615: Woohoo! Just ordered my 2nd Season DVD set. I got Miss Crump's special, with a picture book and everything! Can't wait for it to be shipped.

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

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28616: Ok ...hey yall...cheese crackers for a snack tonight..hey JPJ..hm.ro pappa,mdc.asa possum...good race today [great race]..jeff is gona pull away this year wait and see...well going camping this weekend at lake altoona..well lets meet at cracker barrel...asa"s buying...SPOT

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28617: Well it is a little brizzie here this morning. Looks like everyone is inside but maybe I can pop in later to chat a bit with some one or just rest when it is warmer brr going in just to cool.Hi to all in Mayberry Charlene

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28618: Welcome JohnnyPaul! Good name selection!! Asa, good question. I'd hug Him, kiss His Cheek and say THANK YOU and I'M SORRY. Ro, you must have been reading my mind. I was wondering when pre-ordering would start. Are they shipping the DVDs yet?

~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "BARN! AGAIN!?! You beat ever'thang you know that?"

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28619: God Bless you and your family PappaBear in this difficult time. ~ Mrs. Wiley

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28620: Pappabear - Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Happy Belated Birthday, Mrs. Wiley. Glad it was a good one.

Welcome Johnny Paul Jason! Glad you're back with us!


May 02, 2005 - Msg 28621: at work now ....till in the morning..SPOT

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28622: welcome johnnie paul& charlene, we have a rocker with you name on it. come by often. isn't it wonderful to have so many folks praying for you? thank each of you, it means a lot. still haven't got her released for burial and it will b a week wed. mix up between ky and illinois hopefully it will be done soon. watched the race sunday taladaga sure got them, didn't they? just wanted to checxk in to say hello, miss and love you. unless there's been a coup in my absence--- your grateful mayor-- pappa bear

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28623: Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Pappa Bear.

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28624: Hey Folks,
I wanted to let you know that Weaver's Dept. Store is offering the Second Season at 20% off the list price. Weaver's is taking pre-orders now.

Also, check out the Lounge Pants and Boxers that just came in over there! There's lots of new stuff over at Weaver's so drop by!!

REMEMBER: Supporting Weaver's helps support this (the tagsrwc.com & Mayberry.com) web site as well as all the Mayberry activities that go on around the country.


May 02, 2005 - Msg 28625: Wow! Such DEEP conversation lately! Makes the porch an interesting place!
First, my deepest sympathies to our dear mayor pappa on the passing of your sister. Great to hear that she knew the Lord!
ASA- that is a profound question, and certainly requires a profound answer! I sure like the ones I have read thus far. My first thought was a selfish one: When are you going to come back for us and get us out of this world? But then I re-thought the whole thing and came up with: What do You want us to do to help others to see that You are the answer to the problems of this world! (So when you do return, none should perish!)
OK, on to some less-profound topics.
Yes talledega was a good one. I only saw pieces of it, and boy were there PIECES! haha
I think DARLINGTON is next!
QUIET SAM - I was at an AZ Diamondback game not long ago and noticed on the back of my D-backs peanut bag: Hampton Farms, NC. Is that yours?
Good to see Mrs Wiley up and around again!
Rev jr- glad puter is working again.
Good to see AFD too.
SPOT - are you going to fire up the grill?
Have a good one,
Aunt Bea:"Well look here, the good senator is going to retire in Mayberry."
Opie: "He's a nice looking man"
Aunt Bea: Oh Opie, finish your breakfast."

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28626: Hey Floyd, didnt see you there. I'll head over to Weaver's right now. Hope ole Ben is on his best behavior! haha

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28627: Oops, that DARLINGton was a direct reference
to my handle,Mr Darlin's Cuz

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28628: Hye MD,thanks floyd,hey mdc,asa,johnny,dix,possum,mw,sam,ans ll others..got the grill lit..bbq beef short ribs tonight,great northern beans,boiled cabbage,grilled squash on the grill...slow now here at work headed for the lake [Allatoona].red top mt.friday camping!...signed:SPOT the"Rev. bring some sauce" dog of your porch..lights are on!

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28629: Sounds GREAT spot. I love BBQ!
RO- I took your lead and also ordered Miss Crumps Combo! But, OUCH, that ruler wacking my knuckles still hurts! teehee!
Floyd, you're the limit, you know that!
AH, 24 days til Mr McBeavee and others come to crystal clear DVD with new backgrounds to explore and freeze frame, AND, more epilogs, yippie!
MDC, dont take much to make me happy!

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28630: 15 more days of school and counting! Who says that teachers don't look forward to a break (can't complain since I've ben breaking a good while now!) Going back in for more surgery on the 26th of the month.

Floyd I love the lounge pants at Weavers - you got any fat lady sizes in them things. . .or shall I say for pleasantly plump ladies. . .bless your heart. . .(in the south ya always end with a bless your heart!)


May 02, 2005 - Msg 28631: Hm prayers on your sugery!.[bless yer heart!]..think i will get some lounge pants!..MDC you got some bbq sauce on yer chin..gona be a good week weather wise here in the south..watching the b-ball playoffs...SPOT

May 02, 2005 - Msg 28632: Thanks for buying from Weaver's folks! TAGSRWC HQ is where all the products come from...I just do the web site. Oh...if you don't know TAGSRWC is The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club. I figure everybody knows that but just in case we have somebody that doesn't know...I figured I'd tell.

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28633: Cracker barrel this morning...country boy breakfast...newspaper to read and coffee...on me..hope all slept well..im headed home at 6 then back at 2....see yall then!...SPOT

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28634: Spot, I believe you power company folks work worse hours than nurses. You're gonna wear your little puppy self right out, you know that? Even if you sleep as fast as you can, you're not going to get much more than 4 or 5 hours, and probably less than that. I know how it is when you get home - there's things to do, and by the time you finally hit the sack, a lot of your sleeping time is gone.

homemaker, we's not fat, we's fluffy. Besides, I think we were just born a few centuries too late. If we'd been born back yonder a ways, why that feller Rubens would've been chasing us around with a paintbrush in his hand, wanting us to pose for him in our birthday suits! Law, what a scandal that would have been! Mary Wiggins, you'd better be glad that Pat likes to paint pictures of deer and birds and buffalo and such as that.

Well, I think I might catch a little nap. Just got home from a 12-hr shift, and I'm pooped. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28635: Good morning!
"True friends are those who really know you,
but love you anyways!" (Edna B, writer)
Hope all is well with you today. Prayers continue for pappabear, HM, Mrs Wiley, Mavis and others.
Ro and spot, I dont know how you two do it!
Hang in there, and have a good day,

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28636: prayers go out to Pappa Bear and his family! Hey MDC, my peanuts are sold to Houston's Peanuts in dublin,NC-his are at many ballparks too. I'm been gone for a few days. Was at a Lay Speaking Conference over the weekend and got to have a story telling class with Ray Buckley,a native American from Palmer,Alaska. Such a wonderful person-if any of you on the porch get to see him in your area please make an effort to see him,you will be truly blessed!Spent sun night to Clemson to get the son moved to Cary,NC on Monday and I just returned mid-day today! He graduates on the 13!! Hallelujah,the last one will be out of college!!Racing coming over to my neck of the proch this weekend! Quiet Sam.

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28637: Yea Ro about twice a week i just get a 8 hr break between shifts but then off for 3 or 4 days usually..I love the hours..been doing them for years..cograts sams son!..good racing this weekend!..well tonight its gona be chicken and dumplins and corn bread..tea...ready at 6:00..well let me get some paper work done...signed:SPOT the"gona go camping this weekend" dog of your porch..lights are on!hey MDC

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28638:
Sterling,I read all the articles you sent! I think you should write, and ask themwhy they didnt have a UNITY day!
The writer of the first article obviously doesnt know what the "melting pot" concept is all about! I thought I would go ahead and answer you here on the porch so all who want to can advise you. Our country is already divided ("diversity" comes from the same root word) enough. Even the founding fathers came up with the motto
"E Pluribus Unum", "Out of the many, ONE"
Dont know if you know this or not, but Al Gore used that in a speech once, and he actually turned it around and said,
"from the one, many!" Plus, that diversity week thing is an offshoot of the whole PC movement,
everybody's right, there are no absolutes, do what you feel etc.
So I say write your letter!
OK, Ka-bluey goes my soapbox for today!
Sorry folks, back to the porch now,

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28639:
Wow, sorry, come back folks. Here's a good tags quote:
Barney: That dog is so dumb, he couldnt find his food dish!
Get out the guitar and lets sing Ridin on that blue river train!
Have a good evening all.

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28640: A-ONE AND-A TWO...take it MDC..I can always find my food bowl...SPOT

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28641: Of course, you know I didnt mean you were dumb spot! Dont want any more moulages than we already got! haha

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28642: thanks for all the prayers, funeral's tommorow. good to see so many on the porch. spot is cracker barrel where you bring an axe and powie? as brico would say boys get on your work clothes, there's work to be done, remember that episode? poll===out of all the ladies in mayberry over 8 seasons who would you choose for andy's wife? have a great week. pappa bear

May 03, 2005 - Msg 28643: I hate to knock your quote, MDC, but Andy said that line about the food dish, not Barney! Sorry about your sister, Pappa Bear.
- Hazel

May 04, 2005 - Msg 28644: Hey Hazel, MDC was late in getting federal funding.:)


May 04, 2005 - Msg 28645: Has anyone see the finger printing kit? Asa needs it!


May 04, 2005 - Msg 28646: Hey Quiet Sam- you ought to be just a tad further north/east on our end of the porch. It's starting to get crazy here with race week. Promotional stops all over town for the drivers this week. Not a ticket left for sell. Think they said it was the first official sellout in the history of the Darlington Raceway. MDC- don't give Al Gore such a hard time..after all, he was the one who invented the internet! teehee!

May 04, 2005 - Msg 28647: Thanks for your comments, MDC. I still haven't decided if I am going to write. Sometimes I think I probably have enough people around here who don't like me and that I don't need anymore, especially with a family to worry about. Then I think, well someone has to stand up to this stuff. And THEN I think well, should I write and drag the issue up some more or wait and see if there are any more articles on this "important" topic, or just not dredge it up and let it fade away.

I think a bit too much sometimes. :)

On a happier note ;), got the mower started finally(actually my brother got it going. He is a wiz with mechanical things!) after it was sitting outside all winter(Probably shouldn't have done that). I swear the next mower I get I want one of those old-timey mowers with NO motor, No pull-cord, No noise; none of that. Just push it and it goes. I saw they had some up-dated versions of those old mowers on one of those shopping channels once; made so they are easier to push now so there is no excuse. :)

Have a great day everyone!
-Sterling Holobyte

May 04, 2005 - Msg 28648: Oh, my. The old reel-type lawn mowers, how well I remember them. When I was a kid, that's all there was, and let me tell you, they did make a pretty job ov mowing the lawn. The way they work, the grass is actually cut off in a scissoring action between the spiral-shaped blade and a stationary plate. Power mowers essentially just knock the tops off the blades of grass. Reel mowers can be tough to push, though. My cousin and I used to be charged with the job, and it took both of us. We were about 7 or 8 years old, and we'd get side by side at the handle, and lean our skinny little chests into that handle and push, and we could do a pretty job. Oh, how sweet that grass smelled!

My friend Henry is going home from the hospital today, essentially to wait for the Lord's call. He will have hospice nurses around the clock. He has asked for all of their friends to come by tonight for a few minutes, so he can say his farewells. Courage. Such courage. I'm proud to have been his friend. He's turning this thing into a victory for the Lord.

Everyone have a great day. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 04, 2005 - Msg 28649: Make that "of", not "ov". Good grief. --Romeena

May 04, 2005 - Msg 28650: I am sorry to hear about Henry Romeena. Sounds like he has a great state of mind and a great faith. I pray his suffering will be minimal and his loved ones will be comforted.
Your right about them reel mowers. They sizzor the grass off. But you have to keep it short. They tell us to keep our grass 2 inches high to conserve water. Oh well, I'm to old to push one of them things anymore (misery in my back you know) and the ones with motors on em cost an arm and two legs.

Hope you all have a great day, even you homemaker!:)


May 04, 2005 - Msg 28651:
Yup hazel, you are "write"! haha Also, I believe it is NEW river train, so 2 oops on my part.
SH -per your 28647... I THINK so! :)
Rev Jr - I know the feeling! Enjoy the hype.
RO- A similar situation happened at my mom's nursing home. I held the man's hand and said goodbye, He said "See you in heaven" Very touching moment, and he just KNEW he was heading there! My prayers ar with you and all!
Prayers for pappa ber too.
Didnt Otis push a reel mower in "Aunt Bea Warden"?
Or was it Buddy Epson?
HM, you got living lawn mowers! :)

May 04, 2005 - Msg 28652: It had to have been Otis, under Aunt Bea's supervision. I don't think Buddy "Mr. Brown" Ebsen would have stooped to push a lawn mower. Con man, you know. Good heart, but a con man nevertheless.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 04, 2005 - Msg 28653: Yea, Dave Brown was opposed to physical labor. Much like Henry Wheeler. But I still think old Henry would have done alright by Aunt Bee if Andy would have layed low.


May 04, 2005 - Msg 28654: Hey Ya'll! I think I saw in the paper today, Rev. Jr. that Darlington did sell out once in 1997 at the southern 500!Good to see Johnny paul on the porch. I'll let you get all the hype Rev jr. Planting peanuts now for the next 3 weeks. Need some rain here,they say we're gonna get a good soaker on Thurs. and thurs night!! Hey SPOT and all the porch come on over Friday night and get in on BBQ'in 7 hogs for a fund raiser at a church in sumter,SC!! My son-in-law and myself are the chief cooks!! We'll be busy,thank goodness the're gas cookers!!Did too many with wood over the years! Rockin Easy tonight,Quiet Sam!

May 04, 2005 - Msg 28655: Hey, Quiet Sam. My little bushy-tailed peanut farmers in my back yard already have a crop coming up. The squirrels plant some of the peanuts I put out for them, and they come up in my flowerbeds. Lots of them in with the roses. I just leave them alone, because peanuts put nitrogen in the soil, I believe. Besides, it's fun to watch them. They'll harvest their little crop this fall, and it's just hilarious.

It's cloudy and chilly here in the Dallas area today. Pansies are loving it! I'm happy to see it, because it'll rejuvenate them and they'll be good for a little while longer. They were already starting to go down after a few hot days.

Well, I need to go rig up some sort of stake for my angel's trumpets. I don't want them falling over like they did last year. They get about eight feet tall if they don't fall down, and then you can stand and look up at the beautiful trumpet flowers, which hang straight down. When the plant falls over, the flowers bloom right next to the ground and you can't see them!

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

May 04, 2005 - Msg 28656: Ro - please let Henry know that your porch friends wish him God's peace on his heavenly journey. . .isn't that neat that you talked about your angel's trumpets. Do you reckon they will be loud for Henry? Just a thought. . .

We are really enjoying today's weather here in Indiana - enough of the cold miserable weather - we are ready for SPRING!

Take care everyone. . .even you Asa!


May 04, 2005 - Msg 28657: Tucker..M A L C O L M ..Tucker

May 04, 2005 - Msg 28658: hey everyone! Mavis, I saw your epp today - you sure are bubbly-wubbly! ~ Mrs. Wiley

May 05, 2005 - Msg 28659: Good morning Porchters. Hope your day is great!


May 05, 2005 - Msg 28660: Mornin' Porchsters- Quiet Sam-I believe you are right on the sellout. Good luck with the BBQ...you're talkin my language now! Bet I'll be able to smell it from here. MDC- as far as enjoying the hype...been here too long. It's more of a pain in the neck now. Don't get me wrong, we're grateful for the economic shot in the arm, it's just the huge traffic problems, overcrowded restaurants, etc., that I could do without. We took my mom out for her b-day last night and it was packed. Oh well, it's just one week out of the year, what am I complaining about?

May 05, 2005 - Msg 28661: Good Morning all you rockers!! Ro, I would love to watch your squirrels harvesting their peanuts. Sprinkle out some gypsum(calcium sulfate) on the plants when they start blooming. That will insure the nuts filling out in the pods good. You may be able to get a bag from walmart or any garden supply store. Prayers out for henry in his time of need. Rain is strting here and we may get about an inch! Just what we need! Good porch rocking weather,so ya'll rockem easy now ya hear! Quiet Sam.

May 05, 2005 - Msg 28662: Watch it, rockin' forward!

May 05, 2005 - Msg 28663: BY the way - it is teacher appreciation week. If you can read this - thank a teacher. . .


May 05, 2005 - Msg 28664:
HM - today is also 05-05-05 !
Just something to add to the useless trivia bin. haha
Mr Darlin(ton's) Cuz

May 05, 2005 - Msg 28665: Viva cinco de Mao! Cinco, cinco, cinco. ~ Mrs. Wiley

May 05, 2005 - Msg 28666: that's Mayo. May.

May 05, 2005 - Msg 28667:
Whew, for a minute there I thought you meant FIVE
Chairman Maos!! (teehee)

With Mum's day coming up, I thought I'd give ya all a few quotes to ponder:
Grocho Marx: My mother loved children--she would have given anything to have had one!.
Aristotle: Mothers are fonder of their children
than fathers, for they are SURE that they are their own!
Abe Lincoln: All I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my dear, angel mother.
Mark Twain: My mother had a great deal of trouble with me--but she enjoyed it!
Erma Bombeck: If this evolution thing is for real, then why do mothers still only have two hands?
Abby Van Buren: Mothers, regarding your kids, spend twice as much time and half as much money
on them.
An early Happy Mother's Day to all you moms here on the Taylor Porch!

May 05, 2005 - Msg 28668: Them lounge pants are the CATS!

May 05, 2005 - Msg 28669: Hey Gang!...sorry about not being around ...been getting ready for my camping trip [miss sherry says hey] and stocking the new camper and stuff...yall take care and eat well while im gone , leaving in the morning for the lake, got the jet skis tunes and ready, got my andy dvd"s in the camper to help me get through!...well gona read the archives...prayers to all and God Bless..got to back the truck up now and hook up...signed:SPOT the"got my eagle eye anne ready" dog of this here wonderful porch!

May 06, 2005 - Msg 28670: Think I'll go to the drug store & try the new bottle of pop called Cherry Burst. Aanyone care to join me. Then to Floyds for a haircut.

May 06, 2005 - Msg 28671: Happy Nurses Day Romeena !

May 06, 2005 - Msg 28672: great to see so many return and great to hear from you. how's the weather i've sent you this week charlotte tucker? who was those two talking on the phone ? didn't they know mr tucker was in a hurry? happy birthday to unsigned . my sister had about 800 folks at her grave side service and that's a lot because it sits in the middle of woods and 20 minutes from any place, again thanks for the prayers. mdc, the brown truck will be ready next week and i'll declare myself the winner- do you think that might be a bit pushy? ro- did you shoot your old vehicle to put it out of it's misery?ha. happy nurses day. so great to see jb, charlene, sterling,homemaker, quiet sam,rev jr, asa, johhny paul, mdc, spot and the porch so nice and full. let's have a trivia on what your favorite meal would look like. lol. mayor pappa bear

May 06, 2005 - Msg 28673: great to hear from you floyd- we always enjoy your updates and visits. mayor pappa bear

May 06, 2005 - Msg 28674: MAYORIAL DECREE;;; SUNDAY IS THE PORCH MOTHERS SPECIAL DAY each of you are so special, thanks for sharing with us each day your love and time. we love you. mayor pappa bear

May 06, 2005 - Msg 28675:
Prayers contine for all, spot, Mrs Wiley,families, moms, nurses, troops, etc. God bless.
Have a good weekend

May 06, 2005 - Msg 28676: Evening, all. No, Pappa Bear, my old car didn't deserve to be shot. It was a '99, and had only 38,000 miles on it. Easy miles, at that. Oil and filter changed every 3,000, not a scratch or a ding, spotless interior and trunk, new tires and battery, and had that unequaled Caddy ride. Somebody is going to pick a peach when they get that car. I'd still be driving it, but the warranty was ending, and I just need the security of that warranty. Sure do miss the old car, but the "new" one ain't too shabby, either.

Baby birds are out in force in the yard. I saw three separate clutches of four baby sparrows, following the adults around and "buzzing" to be fed. So cute. They literally climb up the tree trunks, then flutter to the ground to practice their flying. They make some pretty hilarious landings, but it doesn't take long and they're up and away.

Well, I'm tired. Worked last night, moused around all day and haven't been to bed, so I think that's a pretty good destination for me right now. Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 06, 2005 - Msg 28677: Hey Mayor Papa! Thanks for the decree. So deserving for all the moms of Mayberry.
Johnny Paul's wife must be so proud, and all the others too.
"Evening Honey" "Evening Dear!"
Mr Darlin(Ton)'s Cuz
VAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARoooom.... Elizabeth Crowley