May 16, 2005 - Msg 28794: Oops! Sorry, guess I'm just feeling bold today. --Romeena

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28795: My goodness! The force of all that boldness swept the porch. As my grandma used to say "it's an ill wind that blows nobody good." --Romeena

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28796: hi everybody,wow ,what a nice sweep Romeena!Looks good! Sterling and Mayberry Deputy,I don't know where Hazard county is,or,if there is one in Ky.This town of Hazard I'm from is in Perry County ,Ky,but,I can tell you there is plenty of moonshine still coming fom there,but,thats all I can say,{revenuers you know}.Slim,I have family that lives in Lexington also.I haven't been there to visit for awhile either,hope to get there soon.Reverend Jr,I have to ask,what is Frogmore stew?well,I'll stop by later,ya'll take care,have a great Mayberry Day!-Ky Girl

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28797: oh,slim,How is your grandson doing?I have a 2 year old granddaughter and she is moving all the time!ha!ha!-ky girl

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28798: Hey...
To answer some questions...Nope the old house wont be torn will be rolled away on a truck..Ha..Its a mobile home. We are hoping to get it sold.

Romeena..yea, it might be a nice guest house...but not in my yard. Not the landscaping I want! It is in good shape though and only 6 years old.

Slim..I think it was you..said you are in Pike KY... I think that is where our generator came from. We have friends from Grundy VA..and they were there the last bad hurricane we they went into KY to get us a generator! Oh, I'm like an hour and a half from Richmond. Sorry you lost your pastor..I know all about that.

Take care everyone..


May 16, 2005 - Msg 28799: My, the porch looks nice and clean!
Ro- Grilled cabbage is similar to fried cabbage.
You cut a "cabbage steak" off the head and place it on the grill in one of those "baskets with a handle" that closes. You roast on low(if propane fired) or 'high up' over coals. Brown on one side, flip the cage, brown on the other... and voila!
MMM lip-smackin good, especially with one of spot's chops or a good t-bone, grilled corn-on-the-cob and sweet sun tea! For a special treat, add a bit of Rev Jrs BBQ sauce, and you're about as close to heaven as they are in West Virginia! (teehee) Better watch it tho, cuz our mayor may just outlaw somethin that good! :)
Hope all are having a good day. Pryers continue for all porchsters, troops, families etc.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28800: Ky Girl- Frogmore Stew is also called Lowcountry Boil or Beauford Stew. Basically it is boiled in a huge pot (like the kind you fry a turkey in) using the following ingredients or a variation: potatoes, onions, corn on the cob, sausage (like Hillshire Farms Smoked sausage) and shrimp. You season it with various spices but most people use Old Bay Crab boil seasoning. Once everything is done (obviously you put the ingredients in at different times...the potatoes take the longest, shrimp the shortest), you drain it, then pretty much dump everything on the table. Then folks can pick out what they want. The beauty is you don't really need any utencils to eat it. Maybe a knife to spread butter on the corn. How's that? Very simple meal but delicious.

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28801: Rev jr, us men share "recipies" a bit different than womenfolk! "Just dump it all out on the table..." haha too funny!

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28802: I noticed that too menfolk! No cooth! just teasing..


May 16, 2005 - Msg 28803: Afternoon Y'all! Yep,I know what Frogmore stew is Rev.jr! You 'splained it real good to the non-Southerners! I hereby nominate you as the official "Southern 'Splainer" of the porch. You can handle all the important things,like what a Moon Pie is (and why you drink RC cola with one) to what grits are! Ok,I think I've already discussed grits a while back but you can give the refresher course! Ha Ha
Yes,Laci is growing into quite a little rambunctious toddler-wouldn't want her any other way though!
Congrats on the new house Alyce! Very happy for you!
Ky Girl,I'll be waiting for a female customer to say "Possum? Is that you?" from now on at work! Don't worry if you get a different sales rep besides me on the phone-we're used to strange phone calls-believe me!
Well,gotta go. Hope everyone has a great evening!
possum under a rock

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28804: oh what a weekend- it really was... talked into doing a yard sale. fun- fun- what am i saying. ha. computer acting up also. the mayor having to work what an out rage, i know that didn't fly either.ha. welcome slim and other new members. prayers for all in need. ky girl- hazzard, ky is near west virginia line. coal mining country. i'll try and catch up on everything later however since computer is working i wanted tojump in. mdc- you was talking about old tv shows - i always wondered about ozzie, all those years on the show, no one still knows what he did for a living. ha. mayor pappa bear

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28805: thank you Rev.Jr for explaining that to me!That sounds delicious,I think I'll have it for supper one night this week.I like that dump it on the the table part the best!The kids can pick out what they want!OK,even though I'm from Ky,and I have eaten many moon pies with RC colas,was there ever a reason you ate them together?I can't eat it that way anymore,too much sugar!I eat a moon pie and drink a glass of milk.Possum,have you ever seen those t-shirts that say,G.R.I.T.S.[girls raised in the south)?Well,I better get some things done,ya'll take care and God Bless.-KY Girl

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28806:
Mayor- He was an ACTOR!! haha
KY girl- best dinner out i ever "et" was in Shrevport LA! Yup, you southern gals know how to cook!
Postum- Glad Lacy is doing so well.
Alyce- that's funny, "gonna roll away the old house."
GUYS- "if she dont find handsome, she should at least find ya handy" (The Red Green Show)
Have a great porchster evening.

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28807: Rev. Jr. That recipe is a lot like the fish boils they do up near Door County MI. at Sister's Bay. This one calls for red potatoes, whole (but small) onions, salt, and fish. Add water to all that and cook it over an open fire. When it gets really hot, they add more fire starter to the wood under it and it boils over. It takes two men to lift the huge pot off the fire and they pour that all out onto a big stainless steel table, where the juices run off, and they serve it individually with butter, bread, and a big slab of cherry pie.
jennie boone

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28808: jenny boone that sounds good too!I think you all should publish a cookbook called "recipes from the mayberry front porch ".I know there are some great cooks here,just from reading the posts of what everybody is cookin or a new recipe they are trying.Romeena,that scottish shortbread should definitly be in there!Pappa Bear,I guess you are getting your yard sale stuff boxed up and ready for that big yard sale in July aren't you?you know the one they have for a hundred miles?you might have to travel a little piece to get there,but,I bet you wouldn't have much left at the end of the day!MDC,I like eating in shreveport too.When I read how you make frogmore stew,it reminded me of gumbo in a way,without the rice,roux,and crawfish.Did you ever go to one of of the catfish restaurants called PAW PAWS?That was some good catfish,and all the sides were homemade and delicious.There is a couple other places I got some good catfish,one was Harpers Restaurant,in scottsville,ky,thats on the KY- TN line,Ican't remember the county name in ky)and the other one was in Bethpage ,TN,and right now I can't think of the name of that restaurant!Bethpage isn't that big,you blink your eyes and you are through it,and it's the only restaurant there.Well,I have to go see if I can look up the name of the county in ky,and the restaurant in tn,it's gonna stay on my mind until I remember it!Ya'll take care.-ky girl

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28809: Hi porchsters, been busy. Just checkin' in.
Charlotte Tucker

May 16, 2005 - Msg 28810: Glanced at the archives. possum, got a kick out of you wondering if your O'Malley customer was from D-troit!

May 17, 2005 - Msg 28811: HI all,just staying busy. We have 3 days of school left. I'm looking forward to sleeping in. My Grandson is doing great. He has ADHD and I was so glad they were able to help. My the time I took him to the Dr.,I said "GIVE HIM SOMETHING OR ME ONE!" He's my little man. I didn't get any response from any Elvis fans.Ha.They sell goo........d catfish at Po'Boys.Ever been there?My fav is bass. Can eat a plate full.Gotta go for now. Is anybody on the porch in the afternoons or evenings? Slim

May 17, 2005 - Msg 28812: Good to see you Charlotte. Hows things?


May 17, 2005 - Msg 28813: I'm sick and tired of living in my over crowded, to fast moving town. WHERES my Mayberry? Does anyone know of a town I can move too? I now live in New Jersey, and all the jokes you've ever heard about New Jersey are TRUE. PLEASE HELP!!!

May 17, 2005 - Msg 28814:
Hi 28813! I feel your pain! No joke intended, really. I think Mayberry is more a state of mind, however, than it is a real place! Even real towns have many problems etc. Here in cyber-Mayberry,one can get away for a spell, have an interesting discussion, ask or say a few prayers, sit and jaw on the porch, say a few good episode quotes, and yet, keep reality in the back of one's mind, knowing that it will always be there til we receive our reward. Just a thought.
Slim- I like Elvis well enough, and consider myself a fan, I'm just not a fanATIC. haha
I am here most evenings if I aint workin swing shift.
Charlotte, good to see you again.
APB for BOO, Dixie, MLO, Briscoe, Big Tom, Banjo Jerry and others.
Have a good Mayberry day.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

May 17, 2005 - Msg 28815: Hey gang...gona read archives...SPOT

May 17, 2005 - Msg 28816: Hey Everybody, I live about an hour away from the real Mayberry, North Carolina. Does anyone know if Andy Griffith is going to be at Mayberry Days this year. If not, who is going to be there...B. Morris

May 17, 2005 - Msg 28817: slim,I haven't ever eaten at PO"Boys.I've eaten a PO"boy,it's a sandwhich they serve in Louisiana,it's kind of like a submarine sandwhich,only with seafood and cajun sausage on it.Do they still have PO"Folks restaurants down your way?I haven't seen one of them in a long time.I am usually online later in the evening,I got a chance to get here early today because I got most of my work and after school errands done earlier than usual.Romeena,I went back to the doctor today,he says he thinks I'm just one of those people that thier bodies doesn't naturally replace lost iron.He's keeping me on the iron supplement and checking my blood work again in a month.He said the normal iron levels are 100-150 mine was 2 Have you ever heard of iron being that low,from the body not replacing it? Msg.28813,there is a couple of magazines you might like to read that have alot of good articles about moving out of the city to somewhere a little slower can also access thier websites.One is,and is right,Mayberry is a state of mind,but,I know sometimes you have to get to quieter settings and a slower pace just so you don't lose your mind!But,this cyber -Mayberry is a great place ,so,if you need a break just come by and visit.Great folks here,and some great cookin!Yesterday,I found out what Frogmore stew was from this porch!Ha Ha.Well,better close,gonna try to get a nap .Ya'll take care.-Ky Girl

May 17, 2005 - Msg 28818: Tonight its country fried cube steak with milk gravy,fried okra,crowder peas,masced taters,green onions,sliced cukes and tomatoes,hot peppers [pickled]..sweet tea and corn bread..ready at 6:30...hey b. morris!..signed:SPOT the"gota hoe the garden tonight" dog of this here fine porch..idol is on tonight!

May 17, 2005 - Msg 28819: B. Morris, you might try "the Bulletin Board" or "Events" on this site, or sign the GuestBook. Those folks tend to know more than us wippersnappers here on the porch. We tend to sample the fresh squezins a bit to much, I recollect! haha
KY girl, yes I believe it was PawPaws! Man was that good cookin! What's that ole sayin'? "Kissin'dont last, but cookin' DO!"
Hiya spot, you ole coon dawg, how ya been?

May 17, 2005 - Msg 28820: Howdy, all. Welcome to newcomers and visitors - hope you'll stay around a while. Mayberry is indeed a state of mind, but this porch is real. It may exist in cyberspace, but it's real, and the kindness and compassion exhibited here are the kind you'd like to find right next door.

I'll be eating some mighty good fried fish tonight. The deacons at my church have an annual fish fry, and it's traditional that the widows of those deacons who have gone on to be with the Lord are invited, and are in fact picked up and escorted to the fish fry by another deacon family. It usually works out that it's a close friend that becomes the escort, and indeed that's the case for me tonight. A couple who have been dear to me for years will be picking me up. I could certainly drive my own car, but tradition is tradition. So, they'll pick me up. Kinda nice, don't you think?

Wel, off I go. Gotta feed my backyard critters before I leave. I can see about fifty birds out there right now, and two squirrels. I just love it! If'n I see an upside-down owl, I'll let you know.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 17, 2005 - Msg 28821: Hey yall...just reading again tonight..thought I would say a bit.
Mayberry is a state of mind that is for sure... I live in the country...the boonies...we have some neighbors around..but we dont really associate..Kinda sad. When we moved here from about 10-12 miles one really acknowledged it..What happened to bringing over a pie?? HaHa! Now that we have been building a house in the front yard do we have people stopping by. People are just so busy and consumed by material things these days. And I can admit to being one of those people from time to time.

Romeena: Hope your fish supper at church was good. That tradition sounds nice.

Well I am going back to watching the Country Music Awards. I loved Reba McIntire's hair...called my hair dresser while she was on and got her to look at the TV...Time for me to get a cut anyway...shedding too badly!

Take care everyone!


May 18, 2005 - Msg 28822: B. Morris, Check out -then click on TAGSRWC and you will find an event schedule posted there for Mayberry Days as well as other events and fun things.

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28823: thought i'd drop by fora moment- i'm so far behind on the porch as i'm on my to do list so i'll try and getting a couple of posts at a time. welcome b. morris. new jersey- you may not be able to move but get a rocker and sit on the porch with us and you'll ease your rat race. charlotte tucker- how do you like this weather? ready to cruise, how about you? mdc- also from the red green show; remember we're all in this together, so grab the duck tape in case the rocker needs fixin and the cooler just sprang a leak. ha. A BIG HI TO THE ENTIRE PORCH. BREAKFAST ON ME- JUST STOP BY ANY FAVORITE RESTUARANT AND PUT IT ON THE MAYOR'S TAB. mayor pappa bear

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28824: if you tell the resturant to put your bill on mayor pappa bears tab- do you suppose they might begin to worry about you? have a mayberry day. pappa bear

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28825: Pappa Bear- I went down to the local Cracker Barrel this morning. Told 'em right up front that this was on Pappa Bear. They said no problem at all. Everybody knows Pappa Bear! Ordered the breakfast sampler...they brought it out about 7 minutes later and dumped it all on the table. teehee. Thanks.

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28826: Hey MDC and all...pappa bear thanks for breakfast..hey jennie,alyce,rev,po boys are great,got a father and daughter picnic at my 6 yr olds school at 11:30 in the morning yall stop by...well gona get ready for work...see yall this afternoon..will conjer up something for supper...SPOT

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28827: thank you kindly pappabear! I had the sampler too! MMMmmm good! ~ Mrs. Wiley

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28828: Was that you I saw there Mrs. Wiely? I thought it was but you was chewing so fast your face was a blur. Sorry I missed you! Thanks pappabear. That were goo-ood!


May 18, 2005 - Msg 28829: PappaBear- I went to the local Waffle House, and said "put it on the mayor's tab" and THEY said
"that no-good scoundral?" haha Just joshin' with ya!
Homemaker - meant to comment on your circus! how neat! Did they have a squirrly looking guy there
claiming to be Clarence Earp? (He's a fraud)teehee
RO- how'd the fish dinner go last night?
Spot- It's time for riding lawnmower race in your backyard!
Nascar in Charlotte NC this weekend. Brown truck all gassed up with pappa at the controls!
GOO DAY to all. Prayers a plenty.

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28830:
Goo day??? sheesh. that's GOOD day! mdc

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28831: The last "goo day" I had was when my gallon of Elmers spilled all over my case of duct tape!
Possum lodge was a mess! mdc

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28832: Hi all,just wanted to get this site on my favorites. I switched to AOL and had a time remembering this address. I don't write much,but I sure like to read! You guys are sweet and funny. My Gr'son fell off the bed while we were playing last night and his tail bone hit the rail.He was very sore,so pray for him.Thanks.SLIM

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28833: Andy,
I'm your #1 FAN!

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28834: Hey guys! We got our computer fixed! Yea! Now I can catch up with the news as best I can!

Anything real important I should know off hand?

Hey I need your prayers for my Micro-economics class. It's not going too well. I didn't do good on the first test but I can drop the lowest test grade. i would like to make and "A" but at this point I would be real happy with a "C". Ya'll just pray fro me. I know God has my back :)

Well other that that I have no news. Just school!


May 18, 2005 - Msg 28835: Afternoon Porchsters. Just saw where the original "Riddler" from the Batman series, Frank Gorshin, has passed away. Thought he was great in that role. Was a great impressionist as well. Prayers for his family as well as Slim's grandson and Dixie.

May 18, 2005 - Msg 28836: Hi, all! Yep, the fish fry was great. All the fried catfish you could eat, red beans and slaw, hushpuppies, and desserts. Good friends and good fellowship. Very nice!

I just put out critter feed, and the yard is all a-buzz. Pigeons, three kinds of doves, sparrows, house finches, starlings and grackles, a pair of cardinals, even a mockingbird who seems more interested in harassing everyone else than in eating. They don't eat seeds, just fruit and bugs, so his presence at the feeder is just out of sheer cussedness. I love 'em!

My sheared cottonwood trees are putting on new growth very nicely, but no cotton!! Hooray, that was the plan. I wish they wouldn't make any next year either, but they might. Still, it's nice to have a clean, cottonless spring this year.

Well, guess I'll go watch the TAGS mini-marathon on TVLand. It's all color eps, but a color ep is better than no TAGS at all, right? Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28837: Hello everyone ,I havent had much time to stop in lately ,on the go all the time .I have been house hunting with my future wife ,we saw on ewe wanted on Monday ,I placed an offer at 4:30 yesterday and the realestate broker called at 6:30 and said my offer had been excepted ,so now comes the fun of dealing with the bank and all the paperwork ,then we can start planning the wedding ,lots to do .. got to go mow the grass at mom and dads and also their elderly neighbor and then get ready to go to work .Hope everyone has a great day and a super weekend

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28838: Mornin' Porchsters.. Ro-that fish fry sounds terrific. Love that stuff. MD- congrats on the house AND your impending wedding. Sounds like your plate is mighty full.

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28839: Wow, it seems like everyone is buying a new house! We close on our "little house but not exactly on the prairie" tomorrow. Yeah, I don't envy you dealing with the bank and paperwork stuff, MD. You almost have to be a banker yourself to understand some of that stuff.

I just came back from dropping Kai off at her school and saw something interesting on the walk back home I thought I would share for all you animal lovers. There is a vent on the side of an auto garage near where I live, and I noticed a blackbird fly up to it and go inside. Now, that may not seem very impressive in and of itself, but this vent has horizontal metal flaps that hang down over the vent and close it off. Well, this bird flies right up to the vent, which has no where to stand on, and lifts one of the flaps and goes inside. Then the flap clunks back down.
While the bird was in there I heard chirping so I imagine she put her family in there. Sure enough, in a couple minutes the flap swings up and out flies the blackbird, and the chirping dies down to silence again. I have to wonder how that bird even got it in its head to put a nest inside there, since the flaps remain closed. It's good protection for its family that's for sure, but where did the bird even get the idea that it would be a great, safe place to raise it's youngins. Ingenious!

Well, while Kai is in school I think I will head out on the bike and maybe I'll see what other ingenious works I can see from God's creatures.
-Sterling Holobyte

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28840: Hey dix,sterling,ro,mdc,rev,slim,and all...just took a load to the dump, got a father and daughter picnic at Kel"s school at 11 this morning...gona be fun, yall stop chicken tenders and mashed taters!..hey asa,ms wiley, a koo-koo clock at a garage sale for 3 bucks..but it koo-koo"s at 20 till insted of on the hour!..o-well...gona get ready for my picnic...SPOT

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28841: MD congrats on the wife thing!...when?..and the new house...SPOT

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28842: well looks like crcker barrel likes me and waffle house i should quietly order my omlet and waffles, pay in cash and leave quietly. ha. spot thanks for lunch looks like Kel was a hit with the entire porch there. now they know the meaning eating them out of home. ha. sterling- isn't it amazing what we can see when we look at god's creation? give Kai a big hug for us. i quess i'll keep the house we have, besides if i moved the neighbors would have to much peace and quiet. myberry deputy- congrats on your pending marrage and new digs. have her pull up a rocker anytime. as you can tell i'm catching up by going backwards on posts, what someone has to bring up the rear. ha. spot- tell sherry the mayor says hey. pappa bear

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28843: rev jr- i always liked frank gerson, especiall his impressions. are we ready for more racing? can you spell tail gate party? ha. dixie- prayers on your class, remember this to shall pass. prayers for your grandson slim. i don't read much cause then i'd have to comprehend, just to much stress even for old jud. ha. mdc, when your elmers glue spilled all over your duck tape, did you strip off old duck tape or have a red moment? jennie bone- there starting that site instead of mailing annual letters to all the chapters/ pappa bear

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28844: alyce- isn't it funny how people are in such a hurry to get nowhere fast, sad you have to build something to raise curosity. ro- congrats on everything. seems everyone is getting married boy won't andy be busy? pappa bear

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28845: papa bear miss sherry says hey...andy and kelsey too..had a blast at the father and daughter picnic..gona go bush hog now...SPOT

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28846: Afternoon Y'all! That's pretty interesting about the Mama blackbird,Sterling-thanks for sharing! Congrats ,Mayberry Dep- hope everything goes well for you!
Word of warning to Mayor Pappa Bear- I'm taking my mom and Laci to Charleston tomorrow and we'll stop for lunch somewhere at one of those fabulous restaurants. My mom can eat,I can eat,and Laci can eat (all God's chillen can eat!) so be prepared to pick up a HUGE tab.I'll teach Laci to say "Charge it to the Mayor!" Ha Ha
Well,gotta scoot for now. Y'all have a great afternoon and a lovely evening!
P.S. How do you do Mrs. Wiley? (Just felt like asking!)
possum under a rock

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28847: pappa- "TALE GAIT" party! (Alt spellings!) haha
Mayberry Deputy-CONGRATULATIONS! You can get
cousin Andy to do the honors in his nightcap!
Sterling, that bird has more brains than some of us folk! he must nudge his beak under the flap, and then get the wings really going for a little extra lift! amazing! Too bad you dont have one of those so-mo cameras.
I read that Bob Denver (Gilligan!) had bypass surgery. He is 70 year old! I'm thinkin, no way is my lil' buddy 70! He's that skinny kid runnin around the island! Time sure flies.
Prayers for Dixie and other porchsters. Love ya all.

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28848: Oh yes, please pray for my wife! The poor dear has a sinus infection and 2 ear infections!
We are in a high pollution advisory here and we think that had a lot to do with it! Lot o junk in the air. Thank you. Sure long for that country living.

May 19, 2005 - Msg 28849: Prayers for MDC's Mrs. Now I need some advice. Any of you had slumber parties for 13-year-old girls?? My daughter is having her first-ever slumber party and 5 girls are coming. We have a couple things planned--pizza and glow bowling (not till 10:00!) but I was wondering if any of you had any tried and true fun, memorable girl things we could do. Sorry I haven't been around much--deadlines, deadlines.
Charlotte Tucker

May 20, 2005 - Msg 28850: Morning all..hand pattyed sausage,eggs fried [med],grits,hashbrowns,bisquits, gravey,coffee,h20,milk...hey possum,ct,,....yall get a belly full...SPOT

May 20, 2005 - Msg 28851: Good to see you Charlotte. You could invite five 13 year old boys over to the party for a while. The girls would love you, but the Moms would kill you though, so maybe not. You're more than welcome to borrow my ball of tin foil to let them look at. Let me know if you want to.


May 20, 2005 - Msg 28852: CT- I would love give you some tips based on my experiences with my own 13 year old daughter. However, according to her and confirmed by her mother, I've been stricken with the "clueless" disease! This clueless condition with which I'm afflicted comes on suddenly and without warning. It renders its victim helpless and stupid when confronted with 13 year old females. Adult males, generally aged 35 and up, are most vulnerable. Apparently, there is no known cure for this condition. The good news is that it can clear up, with little or no scarring, within 3 to 5 years. Although rare, there have been instances documented where the condition totally disappeared within 2 years. I'll keep a very close eye on my symptoms and report any progress to this support group. So, that being said, all I have to offer is...hope the party goes well!

May 20, 2005 - Msg 28853: CT- any adult who can survive such a party must have nerves of steel and so mightily blessed of God that they would rank right up there with St. Mary! haha
Tho we have no kids of our own , we do have 20 nieces and nephews, and have been in similar situations as chaperones for them! I think of the color tags ep of Andy and Helen chaperoning the dance,
and where it ends with them all dancing!
My advice, just take it as it comes, keep everyone in safe surroundings, like NO sneaking off at the bowling alley, PRAYER, and all should have a great time. From our experience (tho all have been grown up now for about 10 years) is that girls just
Boo would be a good one to ask, or maybe PappaBear.

May 20, 2005 - Msg 28854: Oops, that was me- MDC

May 20, 2005 - Msg 28855: Wow, part of my post did not "post"!?
To finish that sentence--...that girls just love to sit and talk in the bedroom, maybe do each others nails.
PS: I loved Rev Jr's "illness" comparison! I can relate, that is for sure! too funny.

May 20, 2005 - Msg 28856: Hey..

CT...Do you have the game Twister Moves? Seems like a lot of fun. I bought it for my niece's b-day party.. Its Twister, but with music and dance moves..seems to be really cool.. Movies and popcorn always work and also make overs!

Good Luck,

May 20, 2005 - Msg 28857: CT,I agree with alyce and MDC,especially if you buy a big pack of those fake fingernails and lots of decals different colors of polish,etc.And they all like movies so you really can't go wrong with that.Alyce,I seen that game twister moves,I thought about getting it and trying to play it with the kids,but,I don't twist and move all that fast anymore!ha ha!I'm making Frogmore stew for supper tonight(no kidding)and you all are welcome to come eat at my house.Wear old clothes ,cause when it;s done I'm gonna dump it all on the table and you all can pick out what you like!ha ha!i'm sorry,I couldn't resist saying that,it was just so funny when I read it the other day!Ya'll take care.God Bless.-ky girl

May 21, 2005 - Msg 28858: Hey all...gona work now....SPOT

May 21, 2005 - Msg 28859: Mornin', Dear.
- Hazel

May 21, 2005 - Msg 28860: 'Mornin', Hazel - and everyone else, too. I'm just sitting here at my window, wishing Mr. Wheeler would come by. Lots of yard work to do, and it's already very hot outside. Still, what must be done, must be done. It's beautiful, but it won't be for long if I don't stay after it. Everything has its price, doesn't it?

I've ordered a filter box for my little pond. Found a dead goldfish yesterday, and the water is yucky. I have a hand-operated piston pump that I vacuum collected gunk out with, and replace with fresh water, but it's getting to be a tremendous lot of work. The algae grows faster than I can pump it out. So, some fish-friendly algae killer and a filter should solve my problem. I hope.

Woohoo! The Second Season should be shipped out next week. I can hardly wait! I'm so happy somebody finally figured out that there was a market out there for those DVD's.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 21, 2005 - Msg 28861: Romeena, is your pond in the full sunshine all day? My son who is a zookeeper says that a pond that gets full sun all day, grows algae faster than one that is shaded part of the day. We have a water pond with koi and we plan to build a shade arbor over it. We do have a filter pump that circulates the water and have added Algae Stop, but were still plagued with it.
jennie "fishwife" boone

May 21, 2005 - Msg 28862: Hey gang,hazel,fishwife,ro,plum,ky girl...and all...a co-worker of mines father passed and I have to go visit tonight after work...RACE night tonight!..lets order meat lovers pizza and wing and beverage of chose....will be back to the dog house at about 7:30..will order then!..good luck with the pond Ro! trout?...signed:SPOT the"garden is doing great" dog of your porch...

May 21, 2005 - Msg 28863: Prayers for your wife MDC....SPOT

May 21, 2005 - Msg 28864: Yes, Jennie, my little pond is out in the middle of the yard, in full sun! I knew that sunlight promoted algae growth, guess I just wasn't thinking when we added the pond. It was an afterthought, built adjacent to a raised, terraced flowerbed. The water arises by means of a pump from the center of a boulder (we drilled a hole through the rock), follows a little channel and falls into a depression in the top of another boulder, then cascades down the face of that one into the pond. When it's clean, it's pretty. Mostly it's not clean. Birds love it, and they leave tons of poo on the rocks, which gets washed down into the little pond. And it is little, just about 3x4 feet, by a foot deep. The lower boulder sits in the middle of it, so there's not a lot of open water. I think that's part of the problem. We plan to back the boulders up and out of the water, so the bird poo can be washed off onto the ground instead of into the pond, and enlarge and deepen the pond. Then we have to figure out some sort of shading device, but right now I don't know what that's going to be. A filter box should help a lot. Why I didn't realize one would be needed, I don't know. Anyway, it's ordered and on the way.

If you like, you can see a picture of my little pond at It's on the second page, named Easter 05. That's my grandson in the background.

Well, I think I'll go to bed a little earlier tonight than usual. Church in the morning, will be picking up my friend - Henry's widow - so she doesn't have to drive by herself. She's doing well, but going to church alone is a very difficult "first", and I know how hard it is. Have a great Sabbath, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 21, 2005 - Msg 28865: Wow Romeena. You really love birds. I believe you have made them a nice septic tank! (sorry, couldn't resist that one)
You're a fine Daughter.

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28866: Good morning all, at work now to keep the porch lights on!.next month no weekend work..suppose to get my pontoon boat back frome the tune shop this week, ready to fish,kids are also, may drop a line over at Ro"s for a nbble,this morning its flap jacks and sausage,oj,milk,real butter...well gona get the griddle hot,..hey asa and ro..great race last night!..signed: the"gota work 12 today then off for 3 days" dog of this here fine porch!.

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28867: that was suppose to say "SPOT

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28868: I actually SAW a black bird, carrying in it's beek, a glob of poo and saw him PUT it in my two teared fountain. I just thought that because they are dumb animals that they were just going in there because they needed to at the time. I now think, however, that they carry the poo there to try to keep other birds OUT. Can this be true?
I need to call my college boy about this.....
"Your education was worth every penny"

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28869: Have been reading Just wanted to rest a bit and enjoy . But You guys and gals are making me hungry. Oh Romeena your album was great the girls are so cute all the pictures were great. Hi to all Have a fine day Charlene

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28870: Hey jennie,asa,hazel,mdc,alyce,pappa,rev,sh,ky,dix,md,slim and all missing,Ro you photos are great wish I could build a site of my farm...gona fire up the smoker with 4 pork butts in about an hour,will be ready at about 7:00,baked beans with bacon and onions, slaw,,hot peppers,fresh lemon-ade....signed:SPOT the"got my cook apron on" dog of your porch...lights are on!

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28871: o-hey Charlene...did not see ya setting there..SPOT

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28872: Afternoon porch. Hope your day is going well.
I just read that Howard Morris, our own lovable Ernest T. Bass passed away yesterday. How sad.:(


May 22, 2005 - Msg 28873:
I missed the race last night! Who won?
Spot,and all, thanks for the prayers, my wife is doing MUCH better after down for the count for several days.
All this fish talk, and my neighbor just knocked on the door. He had been up fishing in No. AZ
and brought us some fresh cleaned brook trout!
Guess it's fresh trout for dinner tonight along with a tall glass of lemonade!
===112 degrees here today==OUCH!
Sterling we need some of your snow!
Good Sabbath to you all!

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28874: Asa, just saw you sneaked in there.
Yes, my sypatheies. He was a delight to the show.
We need a good Ernest T- athon!

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28875: Rest in Peace Howard Morris. I was so forntunate to see him act and to have met him many times over the years. He had the sweetest, happy-go-lucky spirit. It is indeed a sad day for Mayberry.

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28876: I am trying real hard not to bust out crying right now. I hadn't heard about the death of Howard Morris. Thank you Asa,for relaying this to us. He was unbelievably funny-such a talent.
Andy: "Now,you're not no account Ernest T.,you're not no account.. you're just ignorant."
Ernest T.: "Aw,you're just being nice."
Unforgettable. Rest in Peace Mr. Morris and thanks for the laughs.
possum under a rock

May 22, 2005 - Msg 28877: MDC.. just saw the season ending episode of Exreme Home Makeover ,it was a two hour ep where they did a home forthe family of the female American Indian soldier killed in the Iraqi war,it was in Arizona on and off the Indian Reservation ,great show .
SPOT .. the All-star race was a great one ,glad to see Mark Martin win

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28878: Thanks for the memories, Howard Morris. A great talent, a great loss.

jennie boone, my guess is that the birds are dropping the poo into your fountain to wash away the residue and reveal any whole seeds it may contain, which they will then eat. I know, sounds disgusting to us, but it's nature's recycling plan. I just saw a show about elephants, that told how baby elephants consume some of their mother's dung. There is pre-chewed, partially-digested nutrition there, as well as some of the beneficial bacteria that they need in their own innards, and this helps establish those resident colonies for the baby. Again, it sounds awful, but it's nature's way. Now, when the blackbirds bring dog food from my neighbor's yard and dunk it in my birdbaths, that's not recycling, that's littering!

Wow! Tomorrow is the 24th! That means it's possible that I'll have Season 2 by the weekend. Ha! Guess I know what I'll be doing. Everyone come on over, and we'll have a cookout. Maybe some of you strong guys can help me move rocks around and revise that little pond. Then we'll all come in and eat shortbread and drink tea, and watch TAGS on the big screen TV. Let me get a head count - hands up if you're coming. One, two, three - OK, looks like a good turnout.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28879: Good morning Romeena. ..only if they contain some Ernest T eps! How i will miss that guy!
What a character, can just imagine him in Heaven...
"25 and 25 (clompity clomp clomp) 50!"

Everyone have a good day, dinner tonight at Sonic!
Special on Coney Islnd Dogs!

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28880: Wow mdc...112...HOT...God Bless or Mr. Bass...Sonic sounds great those dogs [no pun intended]...well gone to mow and busghog...SPOT

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28881: Afternoon Porchsters. I think I mentioned some time back on the porch that my all time favorite ep was Ernest T. trying to join the Army. How sad to learn Howard Morris passed away. He will be missed but never forgotten. MDC- gotta pass on Sonic. I've never gotten an order there that wasn't messed up. After numerous attempts last summer, I said I would give them 3 more tries. Guess what? 3 different times...3 different orders.....3 STRIKES! And I'm not talking about a missing order of fries or something like that...I'm talking entire orders wrong. Anyway, I'm boycotting Sonic. Funny thing is, they don't have a clue I'm boycotting. I guess I should say I just refuse to go there. That was a long winded story just to say "thanks, but no thanks." Other than that, how y'all doing? teehee.

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28882: Howard Morris (1919-2005)

Dear friends,

I have extremely sad news to report of my dear father, Howard, who
suddenly passed away this afternoon (May 21, 2005).

He was without a doubt the most amazing father.

In show business, Howard Morris "the star" was one in a trillion, a
true genius, and an entertainment dynamo. So many "greats" in this
business followed his career with incredible admiration and respect. I
for one am one of his biggest fans!

The Andy Griffith Show became a major part of my father's life. He
appeared in only five episodes. Regardless, he made a permanent
impression on so many people, and was always amazed by and grateful for
all of the love and support his fans gave to him.

I shared with Howard every bit of mail that came in, so I know
firsthand how important your cards, emails, and gifts were to him over
the years.

All I can really say now is that I miss him beyond words.

Thank you for being there!

David Morris

Diminutive (5' 7") comic actor Howard Morris was in his teens when,
while attending the National Youth Administration's radio workshop in
New York City, he befriended another aspiring actor named Carl Reiner.

The two were reunited in Honolulu during World War II, when Morris was
Reiner's sergeant in an entertainment unit. Both Morris and Reiner
played supporting roles in Maurice Evans' army-camp tour of Hamlet and
MacBeth. After the war, the two performers toured in the musical "Call
Me Mister" before joining the cast of Sid Caesar's early television
show the "Admiral Broadway Revue" that soon evolved into "Your Show of

Only after finishing nine seasons with Caesar were Morris and Reiner
able to establish their own individual showbiz identi ties: Reiner as a
novelist, film supporting actor, director and creator of "The Dick Van
Dyke Show," and Morris as one of the most prolific TV guest stars and
directors of the 1960s.

Relocating from New York to Los Angeles in 1961, Morris played the
recurring role of goonish, rock-throwing Ernest T. Bass on "The Andy
Griffith Show," and a whole slew of one-shot assignments on series
ranging from "The Danny Thomas Show" to "The Twilight Zone."

Morris forever shed the "third banana" status he'd had during his Sid
Caesar days by directing episodes of such TV weeklies as Andy Griffith,
"The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Gomer Pyle USMC," and the unforgettable
black-and white pilot for "Get Smart."

In films, Morris sparkled in such supporting parts as Jerry Lewis'
browbeaten father in "The Nutty Professor" and German psychiatrist Dr.
Lilloman in Mel Brooks' "High Anxiety."

His theatrical-film directorial credits include the all-star comedy
"Who's Minding the Mint?" (1967), Doris Day's swan song "With Six You
Get Eggroll" (1968), a very WASP-ish adaptation of Woody Allen's "Don't
Drink the Water" (1969) and the Donny & Marie Osmond opus "Goin'
Coconuts" (1978).

Howard Morris was also a fixture of the animated cartoon voice-over
world, supplying voices and directing recording sessions for many a
Hanna-Barbera, Filmation and Walt Disney production. If you cannot
place the voice, think of Morris as Atom Ant, Beetle Bailey, Jughead
Jones and futuristic rock star Jet Screamer on "The Jetsons."

Other acting and voice acting credits include:

How Now McBoing-Boing
History of the World: Part I (Mel Brooks directing)
It Came from Outer Space II
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Magilla Gorilla
The Archie Comedy Hour
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Police Academy
I Yabba-Dabba Do!
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Alfred Hitchc ock Presents
The Bob Newhart Show

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28883: Hey, Rev Jr. Is it different Sonics or just one particular one? If it's just one, it might just be one boneheaded kid that's messing up. Have you spoken to the manager, (in a non-confrontational way, of course)? My personal experience with Sonic has been great. There's one just a little way from my house, and the manager there got me through that awful siege of flu that I had a couple of months ago. I hadn't been that sick in years. The only thing that sounded tolerable was one of Sonic's berry creme slushes, so I called them, the manager happened to answer and I explained the situation. She asked where I lived, said "Give me five minutes" and in five minutes she appeared at my door with one of the slushes. Brought me another one the next day, too. I wrote a letter of commendation to their home office, and received a coupon for a free sandwich. Didn't expect that, but do appreciate it. Anyway, I guess sometimes it's just the local management, or a single employee, and Sonic would want to know about it.

Tried to work outside - too hot, and too humid. After about an hour, I had enough, so am back in the a/c. Guess I'm just too old for all that heat.

Time to rustle up some lunch. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28884: Thank you, David Morris! How very kind of you to think of us here on the porch, and give us this personal remembrance of our dear Ernest T. Bass. Your father had wonderful comic timing and a sense of the absurd that was and is extremely rare. We will miss him. --Romeena

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28885:
"How do you do, Mrs. WI-lee"
My, yes, how we will miss him!
Thanks David, what a wonderful
memorial to your father!

Rev, so sorry about the "Sonic Nightmare".
Our's here has always been great!
Like Ro's, very good food and always right!
Hmmm, I think you should contact the home office
or at leat mayor Pappa Bear! haha

Ro, my mom's nursing home is starting 3 eights next week. they are hoping to stop a lot of calloffs and just plain tiredness. The only problem will be the weekends when some will work 2 sixteens! (That is their whole week in two days-=32hours) Hope it works ok, but i am a bit worried about it.
Sun has been INTENSE here, tho "dry."
Have you heard from Tom lately?

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28886: What a great note from David Morris. Ro & MDC- it was actually from two different Sonics. And please don't get me wrong, I wasn't ranting and raving about it. The last time it happened I did call and speak to the manager. He offered me all kinds of free food. I told him that's not what I was after. I just wanted to make him aware of the problem and that he was probably losing business because of it. It was all a very cordial conversatrion. I reckon it's been long enough, maybe time to give them another shot. Of course, I have to add that I seem to be the Henry Bennett of drive-thrus. Every major chain in town has messed up my orders countless times. Sonic just did it about 5 times in a row. I'll bet I could go to the drive thru at Wendy's right now and order a single cheese and a Coke, pull up, and they'd hand me a chicken sandwich and a Frosty. My dad has the same problem. Guess I inherited the drive-thru curse. Ha!

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28887: Bless your little heart, Rev Jr., That's just a dreadful curse to inherit. Sounds like your orders are simple, too. Mine is not so simple - a #1 with mayo AND mustard, extra pickle, extra tomato, and they still get it right about 95% of the time. Maybe if you give them one more chance? Let us know how it turns out. This could be fun!

Lost two more fish for sure, can't find the third one, but did find one little black one that I didn't even know was in the pond. He showed up when I had the thing pumped nearly dry this afternoon, disappeared again when I put more water in. I gotta get that problem solved!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28888: Earnest T was a hoot. I admire his son for talking to us porchsters. He'll live long in our hearts and the boob tube. Right? I watched the ep today where Barney got a sidesaddle motorcycle.Loved it. Slim

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28889: I saw a cute post on the bulletin board:
"If there are windows in Heaven, God better be on the watch from this point forward!" :)
I'm heading for Sonic. Ordering a Coney and one of those brainfreezn' slushes. I truly believe that is what the gal will bring out to me, but now ole Rev gots me all worried! teehee,

May 23, 2005 - Msg 28890: God Bless Ernest T!


May 23, 2005 - Msg 28891: So Long, Ernest T. Don't break any windows up there. Jeff.

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28892: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"
I haven't been in this neck of the woods in ages...I was a regualr on this board in the mid 90's and after hearing the news about Ernest T. I just had to come back and say "Hey" and Thank you Howard for all the joy.

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28893: Hey Merle Dean, its yer shocks. I was here about the same time you were in the 90s. RIP Ernest T.

Hodie Snitch

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28894: Well, as I live and breathe! MERLE DEAN and Hodie Snitch! Haven't seen you two boys in years! Good to see you. I hope you're not just passing through. Are you moving back to Mayberry? Lots of really nice folks have moved in, and it would be great to have you come back. Many of the old regulars are still here, and you'd be well-remembered and welcomed.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28895: MDC- you'll be fine as long as you're not drivin' all the way to the Sonic in Florence, SC! lol

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28896: Thanks for the welcome back Hodie and Romeena.
It's funny, when I heard of the passing of Howard "The Front Porch" just popped into my head for the first time in years and I had to come by.
It's good to see some things never change. The board looks lovely.
I may come back and sit a spell..."Watch it, I'm rockin forward"

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28897: I haven't posted in a long time, but I had to write and say that I loved your pictures, Romeena...they were wonderful! They really brightened my day! Bulbsnatcher

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28898: Merle and Hodie, I dont believe I've had the pleasure. I'm Mr Darlin's Cuz (MDC), been living in mayberry now for about 20 months and just love the place. I'm just a couple houses west of Andy's, so coming to the porch is always an easy stride! We've been keepin' Romeena and the others company. Welcome back! We just refinished the floorboards.
Romeena - Have you ever seen the Art Deco AMC 24
in Dallas called the Grand? There was a photo of it in the business section of our local paper, (article on metroplexes)and I was just wondering if the inside was also done in that style? neat.
Have a good day,

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28899: No, MDC, I haven't been there. I don't go to many movies, usually just wait until they're old and everyone's tired of them, and buy them at Target for about $6. Cheaper than a $20 trip to the theater! I know, tickets aren't $20, but just try to have popcorn and a soda along with that ticket for any less.

Bulbsie! It's good to see you. You've been a stranger lately, too. You folks just have to come around more often. I'm glad you liked the pictures. Check it again in a few days, I'll be posting some more. Got some great shots of a cardinal yesterday, and a cute one of a squirrel.

I woke up with an attack of carpal tunnel this morning, can't move my left hand without a LOT of pain, so I got one of those immobilizer things. It really does help, but sure makes it hard to type. Oh, well. It could be a lot worse.

Have a great day, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28900: Ro- will one of those immobilizers keep somebody from writing a check? If so, I need one for my wife!teehee.. Wouldn't work anyway, she'd just use the debit card. Oh well, I'll think of something eventually.Hope your hand feels better. MDC- how did everything go at Sonic...hope you didn't catch my "drive-thru" curse here on the porch.

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28901: RevJR- All went well, best Coney dog and slush ya ever et! In your honor, I even complimented the girl on how well they always do! haha
Don't know if you recall, but before credit cards, there were "charge-a-plates" that were a hard metal card embossed with your name, acct number etc. One time my dad tried to bend it up after my mom bought a pretty outrageous hat!
No luck, it wouldnt bend, so he just gave it back to her! haha I was about 12.
We husbands could always do like in ep where they cut off the wives' credit at the stores! teehee.
Indy fans- Indy 500 coming up!
A thanks to all our vets who paid the ultimate price! Memorial day means so much more in these latter days. Prayers for troops and all ailing porchsters and familires, Boo, pipester etc.

May 24, 2005 - Msg 28902: MDC: Here I am! I was waiting for an email and decided to see what was happening on the porch. I am waiting on my real porch...they still havent finished it. I am getting IRATE..its been months!
We are just busy busy over here trying to move and get things finished up. Plus, my SIL and her family is trying to move as well..but they are going 14 hours away. Its crazy in this neck of the woods.

Hope all of you are doing well....


May 24, 2005 - Msg 28903: Hello eveyone! how are things going in mayberry? I have posted a reply in a while and I'm sorry for that. MDC Spot Romeena how are things doing? I have some news to tell you I would like to be known as Arnold because I got ''Johnny Paul Jason'' and ''Arnold'' mixed up so please call me Arnold. Thanks

I Read In a Book Once''

You can not Finsh something till you Have started something.


May 24, 2005 - Msg 28904: Romeena,my husband used one of those immobilizers for his carpal tunnel,it did work for awhile,but,now he has to have surgery on both arms for it.supposed to have the first one in 14 days,then about 6-9 weeks recovery time and then have surgery on the other one.Ya'll are making me hungry talking about those sonics.We don't have any near where I live,and I sure miss eating there.We don't have any white castles or Krystals here either and i sure miss them!Well,better close for now.-Ky Girl