June 15, 2005 - Msg 29187: Mornin Porchsters- Spot- I was here, you just missed me cuz I was around the corner drinking water from the garden hose. Remember doing that? My kids wouldn't dream of it. Those hot dogs sound great. How does everybody here like their dog? I generally prefer mustard, chili, onions, some cole slaw and a touch of tabasco. Gonna be a scorcher today on this end of the porch. Possum- stay under your rock...it's a lot cooler there.
P.S. a little Rev. Marvin's instead of mustard on that dog is pretty good too.

June 15, 2005 - Msg 29188: How about that! I go for a drink of water, come right back, and have to sweep! Hadn't done that in months.

June 15, 2005 - Msg 29189: Porch sure looks nice and clean. Good job Rev Jr.
When i was a youngster, i would tote my mower around the neighborhood and mow lawns. I used to quench my thirst right from the nearest hose! Always had that "vinyl" taste, but it sure hit the spot! These days it's a bottle of Arrowhead! haha
Have a good safe cool day.

June 15, 2005 - Msg 29190: Nothin like a good friends shooting the breeze
on that front porch! Neighbor LMN

June 15, 2005 - Msg 29191: Welcome neighbor LMN! Take a look at the archives to get a gander of us porchsters! Pull up a chair and stay awhile.
Prayers continue for PAPPA bear. Been about a month now since he's posted. Sure hope he is ok
with those kidneys of his! He hasn't been to the NorthFork McCain porch lately either on the Rifleman site.
Here's a good one for ya all- I hired an Elvis impersonator to show up at my wife's workplace on Friday to hand her a dozen red roses for our 29th Anniversay! He will sing a few songs to her also!
She's a big fan so it should be good. I have a fellow worker there videotaping it.
What do you think ladies. Is it worth a few brownie points?
well, ya all ave a good day , careful, rockin forward.
Dinner at spot's tonight! :)

June 15, 2005 - Msg 29192: MDC - I think that is great. . .esp. if he sings "Love Me Tender" in "My Blue Suede Shoes" - :)

Well my youngin is doing better - eating the fire out of chicken noodle soup. At least he is swallowing which he refused to do last night when we got home from the hospital. We threatened to take him back to the hospital which he did not want to do and then he got down to taking his meds and drinking. Bought him some fountain AW Root Beer from the local AW of course and that did the trick.

talk to you all later -
I got brownies in the oven. . .


June 15, 2005 - Msg 29193: Hey all! Sorry I've been out of the loop for a little while. Have had company, storms and a fried modem, but all's well now.

Prayers and praises for all the things that have gone on for the porch folk over the last few weeks.

Rev Jr, you can give me one of them dogs with a little butter on the bun, and add some ketchup and chow-chow and I'm good. Mmm!

I give you and A+ on your anniversary plans, MDC! I'm sure she'll enjoy it! Happy Anniversary to you and your Mrs.!

Not much else going on here - getting ready to head off to church in a little while. Steaks on the grill for supper - ya'll come!


June 15, 2005 - Msg 29194: Evenin' Y'all! Unfortunately,I couldn't stay under my nice cool rock today as suggested by Rev. Jr.(even a possum's gotta work!) and let me tell y'all-it was HOT! It hit 100 degrees in Charleston with a heat index of 110! Am I glad I got my AC charged up in the possummobile last week! Rev.Jr,I think we're in for a long hot summer! Hope Quiet Sam took it easy today-maybe he's gonna do his planting tonight when it's a bit cooler!
Glad your son is coming along ok,homemaker. You take care and watch out for those tornados! Been through hurricanes (Hugo!!) but never a tornado and the thought of one of those things headed my way scares the fur right off of my lil' possum body!
Happy Anniversary to you & your wife,MDC! I had an Elvis impersonator sing to me once-I guarantee your wife will never forget it!
Welcome to neighbor LMN! Hope you spend lots of time with us on the porch-it's a good place to be!
Well,guess I'll get ready to hit the ironing board.Trying to shake off an ear infection,so rest should help.Y'all have a good evening! Stay cool,Rev.Jr!
possum under a rock
P.S. AFD,you should've shipped those steaks down here to SC-we could've sizzled them good on the sidewalks today!

June 15, 2005 - Msg 29195: Hi porchsters. You're all a sight for sore eyes. I've just been too busy. I'm certainly living up to my name as a relative of Malcolm Tucker, now aren't I? Woman in a hurry --that's me. I hope ya'll are well and happy and not as busy as me. Sorry to see that papa bear/pipeman hasn't posted lately. Wonder what could be keepin' him? Extra prayers for papa bear. Glad your youngun is better homemaker. Elvis impersonator--I'd give you some points for that, MDC. Ya'll take care.
Charlotte Tucker

June 16, 2005 - Msg 29196: Postum- wow! 110 index plus humidity I'm sure!
I'm actually happy to be in 107 Phoenix today!
The shade and friendship of this here porch makes it seem cooler too!
Good to see AFD and Charlotte! Dont be like Elizabeth Crowley and just speed thru!
Hope the Elvis deal goes well tomorrow. I was like a kid last night wanting to say something, but having to bite my lip.
Maybe if we fire up the ole brown truck and wash 'er, pappa bear may show up to drive it this Sunday in Michigan!
I watched Bailey's Bad Boy on dvd last night and realized that he uses the same T-Bird as Elizabeth C AND the one that Andy's friend in the "Clubmen" uses! They made good use of it!
Here's a good quote from BBB:
Bailey: Doesnt anyone in this town like to swing?
Barney: Sure, we got lots of swings!
Have a good one :)

June 16, 2005 - Msg 29197: Hey ya'll ---

HOT! here today. 24C we are roasting :-) !


June 16, 2005 - Msg 29198: Afternoon Porchsters- I reckon we're gonna need a bunch of those old timey fans for this end of the porch. You know the kind I'm talkin' about? They're basically a very heavy piece of paper attached to a stick. They used to hand 'em out at church in the old days. Usually they had an advertisement for a funeral home on them. Irishter- my Jethro Bodine sipherin' ain't too good. How hot is that in South Carolina degrees? teehee. MDC- I'll bet I've a hundred people in the last 2 days say "it ain't so much the heat, it's the humidity." The way I see it...hot is hot. Sure hope Quite Sam is staying OUT of those fields right now. Stay under that rock as long as possible, Possum. And MDC, good luck with the Elvis thing. Thank ya...thank ya very much. Good to see ya CT, afd, hm, neighborLMN, spot, Ro and any others I may have missed (didn't mean to if I did). Prayers for PB.

June 16, 2005 - Msg 29199: Howdy, friends. Still out here in lovely Florida, just enjoyin' the heck out of the place! Every day we have alternating periods of rain and sun - sure makes it nice. No mud in Florida, of course, the whole state is one big sand spit, so the rain just drains right off. I've driven the Seadoo, paddled around in the pool, slept in a lounge chair, and watched TAGS in the a/c. I ordered both seasons for my son and his wife, hope they arrive before I leave.
The Plum sure looks different with her puppy-style haircut. I'll try to post a couple of pictures on my picture website when I get home.
Seriously worried about PappaBear. Does anyone know how to contact Mayberry Girl? It's been a long time since she visited the porch, but if there was some way to reach her, she would know about him, of course. Does anyone know PB's non-TAGS name? Like MDC, I'm beginning to have a bad feeling about all this.
Can we all make a little pinky-pact, that we all tell our families to notify the porch if anything happens to one of us? Naturally, none of us thinks that's going to be necessary, but we never know. God's timing is not always the same as ours. Anyway, my family knows to do that for me. Think about it, OK?
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 16, 2005 - Msg 29200: Irishter - how hot is 24C? Sorry - I am not a metric person (but if you hum a few bars, I may know the tune!)

Remember - We defy the mafia!


June 16, 2005 - Msg 29201: Hey to the porch!

MDC...I don't think I did know that your mom is in the same state as my dad, my prayers to you my friend.

Still no papa..that just ain't right. Wish there was someone who could get in touch. Things are sure empty here without him.

HM...glad to see your little one is on the mend...RO, glad you're loving the Fla weather...it's fairly nice here in Chicager right now...REv, I'm with you...hot is hot...don't matter what else. What part of Palmetto are you from? My kids are in Myrtle Beach this week with their mom...it's a nice, nice place.

Ya'll take it easy...we're leaving in the AM for Dayton...be back on Sunday. Happy Fathers day to all...


June 16, 2005 - Msg 29202: The 24C being hot was a vain attempt at humour. 24C is about 75F.

But, as Floyd would say, "thats hot".

Well, at least for folksin Ireland


June 16, 2005 - Msg 29203: Hey Ro and all - I found this in the archives from when Pappa Bear signed up originally as "Warren" (10/30/03)


Have a safe trip, Goob! Prayers for your daddy.

Rev Jr - we still have a few of those "A/C on a stick" fans floating around in our sanctuary. They come in handy, too!

MDC - Prayers for your mom.
I believe that TBird also shows up as a present for Miss Peggy from her daddy, too.

We were blessed with a nice gentle rain this morning and our high was only 80F (26.6C) today.



June 17, 2005 - Msg 29205: AFD, your education was worth every penny!
- Hazel

June 17, 2005 - Msg 29206: Mornin' Porchsters. Irishster- LOL, I thought that was a little low but was afraid I had the conversion wrong...didn't want to show my ignorance (I'm generally pretty good at hiding it). Goob- I live about 70 miles due east of Myrtle Beach. In the old days (70s & 80s) a feller could be at the beach in an hour. Not anymore. Traffic is brutal these days. AFD- Great research! Oh, and by the way...now you're just showing off with your temps. LOL!

June 17, 2005 - Msg 29207: Hi all, I tried all day yesterday to post my brownie points MDC. I couldn't get it through. I kept getting those silly censors. I tried several times. Hope it goes today. Slim

June 17, 2005 - Msg 29208: YAYYYYYY. I'm so glad. I thought I had been bumped or something.HA Slim


June 17, 2005 - Msg 29210: Ok,going with Pappa Bear's hometown (thank you AFD) I did an online search of the local newspaper in Lincoln Illinois. I searched the obits from May 21st to today.No listing of a Frank Strohkirch,which I say is good news. However, it wouldn't pull up these dates: May 22,May 29& 30,June 5,and June 12th. I tried several times,but got an error message. So.. unless something happened on these dates,my feeling is that Pappa Bear hasn't passed away.If anyone else wants to try these dates the paper is Lincoln Courier.com and when the page comes up,click on "search" in the column on the left. You'll then type in the date,that day's edition will come up,scroll down until you see obituaries on the bottom.If we can get these dates cleared,then I think it would be safe to say that he hasn't passed on.
I'm so glad I didn't see the name Frank Strohkirch,but I'm not satisfied yet. I did my best y'all. Hope we get an answer soon.
possum under a rock

June 17, 2005 - Msg 29211: "WHEW GANG"..Been working in the garden all day....got squash and peppers comming in...gona read the archives.....yall are such a great porch.....tonight its hot wings and celery sticks and carrots......breakfast in the morning will be jimmy dean sausage and eggs...fried,hashbrowns,toast,grape jelly,coffee,h20,milk...and oh grits with cheese...ready at 6 sharp...signed:SPOT the"got the garden looking good,dad and I" dog of your porch....

June 17, 2005 - Msg 29212: come home pappa..........spot...prayers.....

June 17, 2005 - Msg 29213: Good work AFD. Sure hope we can find out something. Without our mayor, the towncould run amok!
I watched "keeper of the flame" last night.
Know what time I watched it?
I cant tell ya! (:
Jubal, jubal jubal jubal jubal.
Porch is kinda slow tonight.
HAPPY FATHER'S Day to all you dads on the porch.
Hope you have a good one.
Hey to all porchsters and prayers for ya all and your families.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 17, 2005 - Msg 29214: hi everyone,I can't visit for long,just wanted to say hey and see how everyone is doing.God bless you all,take care.-ky girlp.s. good for you slim,you got to post!

June 18, 2005 - Msg 29215: Morning to all from a warm morning in the Irish side of the porch. Trust all are well and hoping someone hears from PappaBear soon.

Been really enjoying the epilogues on the DVDs. The epilogue for "The Manicurist" is great!


June 18, 2005 - Msg 29216: Good morning gang!..at work now till 6 pm...nice here in ga...hey irishter,mdc,ky,rev,hazel,possum and all..today its ham and bisquits with mustard,hashbrowns milk and coffee...get two..SPOT

June 18, 2005 - Msg 29217: I agree, Irishter. That's one of my favorite epilogues. Emma Watson is so cute in that one.
- Hazel

June 18, 2005 - Msg 29218: We were posting at the same time, Spot. I'll be right over for breakfast. Hold the mustard.
- Hazel

June 18, 2005 - Msg 29219: Found this in the archives if anyone's interested:

"September 05, 2003 - Msg 15541: I would like to contact jim clark to inform him that Tom Sullivan is now the president of "penny pinchin barney chapter" in lincoln,IL.
Tom Sullivan 217-735-4627"

Mornin' all - thanks for breakfast, Spot.


June 18, 2005 - Msg 29220: I was thinking...{dangerous}ha Has anyone looked in the phone directory for Pappa Bear's name? It is an unusual one. Could have some luck there.Slim

June 18, 2005 - Msg 29221: Wow AFD, what a sleuth you are! A phone number!! We ought to let J. Edgar know that you're available. Sorry I've been gone a spell, arms just can't do the computer thing on my sisters laptop and sloooow modem. Hope to be back more when I find a home for my machines. Prayers for our missing Pappa Bear!

~ Mrs. Wiley

June 19, 2005 - Msg 29222: Happy Father's Day to all the dads on the Porch! Have a wonderful day!

possum under a rock

June 19, 2005 - Msg 29223: Race day and Fathers day...neat!..hey mrs wiley,possum,hazel,afd,mdc,asa,ky girl,...have heard from pappa?...roast chicken and mash-taters and butter peas,green onions,tea,slaw for after Preaching................SPOT

June 19, 2005 - Msg 29224: where is everybody?...race is on....lets eat subway tonight....happyd dad day to all dads!...SPOT

June 19, 2005 - Msg 29225: Hope all you dad's have a blessed and happy Fathers Day, gentlemen!

I'm right there with ya at the Subway, spot!


June 20, 2005 - Msg 29226: I hope all you Dads had a great day. I was real sad for my Grandson yesterday. His Dad is incarcerated. He made him a sweet card in Sunday School and I don't know if I should send it to him or not.What do you think? Slim

June 20, 2005 - Msg 29227: Of course you should send it. He made with his dad in mind. I am sure that it would make your Grandson very happy. Hopefully his dad will send him a letter back, thanking him for the card. -Jim

June 20, 2005 - Msg 29228: I agree - send the card Slim. . .maybe it will give his dad a good chance to see Christ working.

A busy weekend building fence. . .miles to go before I sleep.


June 20, 2005 - Msg 29229: Hey y'all! Andy Griffith freak here. My son and I watch an episode or 2 every night before bed to just relax and get in a good mood before going to sleep. He is 15 and I am 41. Eric

June 20, 2005 - Msg 29230: Welcome Jim and Eric. Pull up a rocker and set a spell. We talk about all kinds of things on the porch, but try to keep it tags related as much as possible. Lots of prayers too, like Opie would do every night by his bedside.
Hey spot, great feast! Hope all had a good father's day, and that all you ladies of the porch gave your men the day off.
I think I will call that Tom Sullivan to see if I can get any info on Pappa Bear, since I also know him from the western site and we have emailed in the past too. I think I mentioned that my emails have been coming back as 'undelivereable', which really has me concerned.
I am with Romeena and spot, that if anything should happen to any of us, we should tell a friend to tell the porch,like Miss Sherry did after spot's accident. Our prayers continue for Pappa. I'll let you know what i find out, if anything.
Hey Irishster and Hazel, I agree, it is neat to see these lost epilogues, and to see Emma Watson come out with the manicure kit had me LOL!!
Have a good one,

June 20, 2005 - Msg 29231: Morning all,

Off the airport early to get a visitor from Alabama. There is normally a TAG running in our house about 3-4 hours a day between all of us catching an epside or two.

Welcome to Jim!


June 21, 2005 - Msg 29232: 'Morning, everyone! I got home from Florida yesterday afternoon, stack of mail a foot high, 87 emails, utility pole leaning about six feet out of plumb and power lines just about four feet off the ground. Needless to say, I've been busy. I am now polishing up my "nagging wife" talents (we widows don't get to do that very often, almost welcome the chance) and trust me, the pole will be replaced. Very soon.

Good work, folks. Your sleuthing talents would put Sherlock to shame. I have a feeling we'll have word regarding PappaBear before long. I almost dread finding out, but am praying for the very best answers.

I've done a quick shuffle through the huge stack of mail, looking for a letter from TOM, but don't see one. I hope we hear from him soon, too. I don't like this business of porchsters dropping from sight. Of course, we know where TOM is, he just isn't able to come to the porch. I'm still thinking perhaps we can fix that.

Well, my landscaper friend will be here in a few minutes, to see if we can tame this wilderness in my back yard. Gotta get moving! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29233: Hey ro,jim,hm,slim,plum,irishter,eric,and all....where is pappa....im off to work at 2 today,got a mess of squash out of the garden.....tonight lets go out to eat at Longhorn steak house....ribeye med,taters and mushrooms,salad.....sweet tea......SPOT


June 21, 2005 - Msg 29235: Well, I have some news to report. I called Tom Sullivan in Lincoln, IL (prez of the tags chapter there)last night and he says as far as he knows, Pappa Bear is alive and "well", but is having some health problems. He was going to contact him today (he lives about 20 minutes from Pappa Bear) and get back to me or post info here on the porch. Thanks AFD for you're sleuthing. Glad those archives were available!
I will let you know what I hear!
Welcome back RO, hope the power pole didnt cause too many problems. My wife will be flying thru Dallas airport on Wed on her way to WIS to visit her sister. I think her arrival and departure are all in Terminal B.
Hey spot, more great eats,,thanks. I see Biffle did it again! This Sunday--California!
Hope all the movers are doing well.
Good day all,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29236: sorry to have worried so many- using my grndsons computer--my modum isfried and being an antique partsare slow coming in. so i'll be down for awhile yet. also health problems flaring up, not life threatening but miserable. thanks mdc for checking on me, i appreciate it. it may be awhile before i'm up and posts spoty but love and miss you all. irister good to see you on. have a great day- till next time pappa bear, says catch him soon in a computer near you. ha. pappa bear

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29237: Greetings Porch!

Papa bear! So good to hear from our fine mayor! I hope the health problems will subside and that you get the parts to your puter soon! We all have been so worried.

I have been so busy, Opie getting out of school, starting up the summer business, and the regular smattering of birthdays, holidays, father's and mother's day, etc.! Sorry I have been away so long!

We got our new printer and are still working all the bugs out, and of course, my evenings have been consumed by my Pistons! Tonight they face elimination by San Antonio, so I am hoping for a great game and another chance to play on Thursday. If Detroit doesn't win, I would have to say San Antonio would be my next pick for the NBA championship, however. (But I still really, really want Detroit to win;)!

Hey Mr. Darlin's Cuz, send your wife just a little bit further east and have her come visit us in Michigan! It's been real pretty here lately! Things are nice and green and all the flowers are brightening up the landscapes with all their beautiful colors!

We have a duck on a nest at the foot of my driveway! What a crazy place to build a home. All the cars drive by...and every time I back out of the drive I go way yonder out of my way to avoid her! She is sitting on ten eggs, and I am hoping some of them will hatch and make a go of it. I bought her some food and have been "watering" her most every day!

Well, that's the latest from the northern end of the porch!

Y'all have a great Mayberry Day!

Mary Wiggins

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29238: Hey Guys! Well I'm finished with Economics. I got a B in it. Not too shabby. I'll take my American Revoulution test Tomorrow. A lot of information to remember for that one. Shew!

Anything happening? Nothing to report here I guess.


June 21, 2005 - Msg 29239: Hey Guys! Well I'm finished with Economics. I got a B in it. Not too shabby. I'll take my American Revoulution test Tomorrow. A lot of information to remember for that one. Shew!

Anything happening? Nothing to report here I guess.


June 21, 2005 - Msg 29240: Whoops I hiccuped! And look at that..... a different color too......strange.....


June 21, 2005 - Msg 29241: Oh pappa bear! I'm so glad that you are okay. We have missed you all...... especially since "some" of us have been busy with school... imagine the nerve.... ;)

Dixie B

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29242: WOW, PAPPA BEAR, MARY WIGGINS AND DIXIE just like that! Good to hear from you all! Glad all is relatively well. This is sure a great porch!
maybe I'll lay on my back and push pappa bear off my feet to jump start his inners and computer again!
Mary, GO Pistons! We were in Michigan about 10 years ago! and over to Windsor too!
Glad Mrs Wiley is ok too.
Dix, way to go, knew you could do it.
Now we need to see the movers, Alyce, MD, rev etc.
and Sterling and AUh20 etc.
Have a good day!

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29243: welcome back pappa..........baked fish and hush puppys tonight...slaw.....lemon-ade.....SPOT

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29244: Yay! We had Pappa Bear back on the porch,albeit for a brief spell- So happy to hear from him! Take care Pappa Bear and get back on the Porch when you can. If you've been following the news,here's a Special Report:
The missing 11 year old boy scout was found ALIVE in Utah a short while ago! Said to be in pretty good shape too-what a miracle! Prayers continue for Natalee and her family.Hope they get some positive news down in Aruba soon.
Gotta go! Good to see Dixie & Mary Wiggins on the porch-don't be strangers! Love to all!
possum under a rock

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29245:
BTW, the Elvis deal went over good with my wife!
She loved it!
Since this is a family board, I'll just say that
her thanks were GREAT!!!and leave it at that! haha
wink wink! (Actually, after 29 years it's more like one ha and one wink!) I already have a 30th gift in mind for her-- a complete day at a resort spa!
Well, keep watching those dvds and epilogues and drink plenty of Sanka coffee, made from the finest blends of coffee and still 97% caffeine free, so you can drink as much as ya want. I appreciate it , and good night!

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29246: stopped back by grandsons to post a quick note. thanks to each of you for your prayers and concern,i love youall. reading the obits made me tink of barney cutting his finger and word goy aroubd he was dead, sorry i caused so much worry. here's one--- a man on a moped stopped at a light, alongside him a man in a new corvette with top down. his chest just puffing with pride, he opened the right csr door so man on moped could see. mhe was impressed- light changed corvette took off fast. pretty soon guy on moped passed the vette. this happened twice and the vette owner was upset so he went faster and the moped still passed him but turnrd around and headed for the vette, smack. the vette driver stopped asked what he could do- man on moped said if you could open the car door and let my suspenders out i'll be grateful. thanks for supper spot. how about gregg biffle this year national guard car. everyone be careful in this weather. pappa bear

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29247: pappa biffle is a class act...SPOT

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29248: Whewsheewwww!! Pappa Bear found his way home! What a load off our collective mind. Sorry you're having some health problems, friend, but sure is better than what we were beginning to think!!
Mary Wiggins, I'd surely be proud to see some more of Pat's work, if you've got a few digital pictures you could email to me. I have a spot in a bedroom that's just crying for something like what he paints.

My landscaper friend was here today, we worked for several hours out in the heat, and I'm pooped. The yard looks much better, but I'm just about clemmed. A shower sounds like a fine idea right about now, followed by a good supper. Had a handful of cherries and a slice of cheese for lunch, and I'm hungry! Spot, what's cooking tonight? I could bring some slaw, and the Plum will bring a bag of carrots.

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

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29249: alright!good to hear from you pappa bear! MDC,glad to hear your wife liked the Elvis impersonater,and,glad to hear she was so appreciative!HA!Dixie ,congratulations on the economics test,and,I'll keep you in my prayers for the next test.I like to read history,but,I never could remember dates and names that well,needless to say I preferred a multiple choice test!Mary Wiggins,how neat that you have a duck nesting at the end of your driveway.We have had alot of baby birds falling out of thier nests and a groundhog that lost it's mom,but,no ducks.wow,Romeena see what happens when you leave ,everything goes haywire!Good thing you weren't gone any longer,it's anybodys guess what else might have happened!Ha!Ha!Have the squirrels finished using your mat for nesting yet?Spot,that meal sounds delicious,I'll be there.Praise the Lord they found the little boy and he is alive and well.Well,I have to go,talk to you all later,take care-ky girl

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29250: "Hay-wire!" ky girl said a pun and didnt even realize!
That was a good one pappa bear! Sure did miss those antics of yours! Sure glad your grandson has a working 'puter! And I sure hope you get yours fixed soon!
Ducks on the driveway? We're frying egggs on the driveways here. 112 the last two days and more tomorrow!
Saw a color ep on local tv last night where barney comes back to visit and so does TINA Andrews! The lady playing the part looked familiar but I missed her name in the credits. Anyone know? Love the ending where the ladies in Raliegh se his picture in the paper with Tina, and suddenly they want dates with him!
Nice ev'ning all. Post Toasties, they're gooooood!

June 21, 2005 - Msg 29251: Morning all from the Irish side. Welcome home to pappa bear

I'm off to Dublin to teach literacy at a youth centre today.

Have a good'un


June 21, 2005 - Msg 29252: Just found the porch----> got an extra rocker? I Love TAGS, and have enjoyed reading ya'lls porch banter. Don't sweep just yet.
Porchview, WV

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29253: Morning gang..hey porchview..welcome...im the cook here...for lunch yall its BLT"s and chips and bread and butter pickels..hot peppers...good teaching irishter..MDC...[hot!]..wow..nice here in the south..hey ky,ro,plum,pappa,...we need some old porchsters to come back...hope to go fishing this weekend....SPOT

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29254: MDC- her real name was Irene Phlogg...she changed it to Teena Andrews when she got to Hollywood. Oh, you meant the actress? Can't remember.

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29255: Hey guys! I'm brand new to the site, but it looks like my kinda place. I'm in upstate NY, but I was born and raised in Tennessee, and boy do I ever miss it down there. The Andy Griffith show always reminds me of when I was growin up there, and I think that's why I like it so much. Well, I'll keep postin from time to time if yall don't mind. Have a good day everybody..Just call me Butch

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29256: Morning to the porch..and welcome to all the new folks! Papa...good to see you again...hope you get your access up again soon. REV...70 miles due east of Myrtle...you live under water? :)

Ya'll be good...


June 22, 2005 - Msg 29257: 'Mornin', everyone! Welcome to the new folks - don't just be visitors now, you hear? Grab yourself some sort of Mayberry name, or keep what you've got, it's up to you - anyway, we've always got extra rockers. If we run out, we'll get Ben Weaver to donate a few more. Just check 'em out to make sure they won't collapse when you sit down! I think after that fall he took at the Scobee's, though, he's stocking a little better quality.

Well, I see a man from the electric company traipsing around in my yard, checking out that precarious pole, so guess I'd better go see if I can harass him a little. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29258: Welcome Butch and Porchview! I think butch was one of them fellas who signed up for the 50 yard dash! (: We got a love on this porch that comes from way deep in the heart, but we sure aint gonna run off with the drycleaner! teehee (But it pays to look your best, ya know!) My how I like this season 2. Love little Opie in barney's deputy cap!
What part of WV, porchview? This porch spreads from Florida to California and even to Ireland!
Yup, tags is watched all over! I'm in the Phoenix area and we are havin' one scorchin' week! 112 again today, maybe 115!
Rev jr, that was a good one about the actress!!
How'd you ever remember Irene Phogg!!??
hey to Dixie, Charlotte, Mary W, Hazel, Spot, MD pappabear etc,
Arizona State advances in CWS!!!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29259: the mayor bids butch, porchview,wv, slim, and all posters who have been gone awhile, we bid you a warm, warm welcome. thanks for all the concern and prayers, sure do appreciate them. thanks spot for supper last night. tonight we can bbq without the grill. fresh tomatoes, fried green tomatoes, fried okra, ribeye steaks, homemade biscuts, watermelon, ice cream if you can eat fast enough. i won't say it's hot but i saw a dog walking after a walking cat saying what- it's to hot fer a chase. mdc- i hadn't thought about drinking from a hose. remember washing off garden stuff and eating them? or swing over a creek on a hay rope tied to a feed sack and taking a plunge? hang in there everyone- soon we'll be singing to cold, to much snow and etc. ha. mayor pappa bear

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29260: Cead Mile Failte (Hey) to all the new folks on the Porch all the way from the Emerald Isle.


June 22, 2005 - Msg 29261: Good to see pappa bear again and I love your "hey" Irishter. . .

The boys are trying to make fire with a magnifying glass. . .their grandpa showed them the trick. That's all I need is some little arsonists this summer. Maybe he should build them a treehouse so they can be boys from the Mayberry days. You know - you don't see too many treehouses anymore.

Talk to you all later - back to doing my dishes and laundry. . .and that's why they call me the


June 22, 2005 - Msg 29262: hey everybody,great to see regular posts form pappa bear,and,welcome to the newcomers.porchview,I'm from west virginia too.Irishter,I like the way you spelled 'Hey",so pretty.pappa bear,you know I'll be there,you are having fried green tomatoes!Ha!Ha!Hey to butch,this is a nice porch with really great folks,you picked the best place to visit!Rev.Jr,her name was Irene Phogg?I can't imagine why she changed her name,tee hee,only kidding.MDC,112?whew,how many air conditioners do you have?We have 2 in our house and it is only 78 degrees here.Better yet,with that kind of heat,you would probably need central air.I have some younguns to check on in the backyard,so,I'll close.Take Care,and,I'll talk to you all later-ky girl

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29263: Sounds good pappa..drinking from a hose [old days]hey butch,mdc,rev,goober,possum,hazel...here at work till 10...SPOT

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29264: Now Ro dont be harassing electric workers!...ha ha...thats where I work!...ha ha..SPOT

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29265: MDC- That episode was on not too long ago. For some reason it stuck with me when Andy was talking about Teena being Irene Phlogg. Goober- yes, I live in a pineapple under the sea (that was a reference to Spongebob Squarepants for those of you without kids aged 2-15). Guess I got to typing without thinking. It came out a combination of "M.B. is 70 miles due east of where I live" and "I live 70 miles due WEST of M.B." LOL I reckon you did have to think about that one for a minute. Good eye. Sure is great to see Pappa Bear. Howdy to all the newcomers. The folks on the porch are about the nicest people I've ever encountered. Notice I said "about"....just teasin'.

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29266: Hey, Spot. Here's the story I got. This "leaning pole" thing has been going on for well over a year. Every time we call, they come out and tighten up the sagging wires, which only pulls the pole over further. So, the first man on Monday afternoon looked at the pole, asked me how long it had been that way, I said over a year, and he wants to know why I was just now calling! This as he's standing smack in the middle of my newly-planted Citronella bush. I told him he was the fourth person to come out, and would he mind stepping out of my plants. He did, apologized, I accepted, and he said he would now send a report to someone (some initials), who would in turn come out and confirm, and they would then report to some more initials, who would also come out to confirm. If everybody agrees, then the pole will be replaced. The second man came yesterday, and this morning somebody walked through the yard and out again, so I presume he's the third investigator. They said I can expect the pole to be replaced within two weeks if everyone approves, so I'll be interested to see what happens next. Meantime, my lines are exactly four feet from the ground, and that pole is gonna fall on my roses, and then they're going to see what a Romeena looks like when she's not smiling. I'm quite sure your company is a bit more efficient, and I wish you'd come down here and give them some lessons. I told them over a year ago that the pole would have to be replaced, but who listens to an old widder-woman anyway?

OK, that's my whine for the day. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29267: Incidentally, that miserable pole is rotted off at the base, the only thing holding it upright is the wires!! --Romeena

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29268: Wow now I understand Romeena!...sounds like they are not getting the job done...what power company is it?..here at Cobb EMC we serve close to 200,000 consumers..I worked out in the field running a trouble crew for 18 years and have now been in the control center for 7 years, my home away from home!..SPOT

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29269:
KY girl, yes everyone has central air here, however, growing up in the 50's 60's, almost all people had was swamp coolers, if anything, and most of them didnt work too good. What we used to do was to basically sleep in our skivvies on the backyard grass. We would soak sheets in cold water, ring them out, wrap ourselves up in them, and do our best to "air dry" trying to go to sleep. That is the truth! I remember that distinctly as a boy, me and my brothers on the grass in wet sheets! It kinda worked, made ya feel cool, especially if there was a slight breeze! Now THAT's adventure sleepin'. Sometimes the cooler's drain would plug up, or the pads would get sour, and the house would smell like dead fish! Ah, the early days in Phoenix! But we also had open canals to swim in, used mainly for irrigation. I had this one friend whose folks got central air about 1959 as it was being introduced to homes. Needless to say, the "sleepover" was quickly born!
But, I will say this, those experiences made for good family bonding in those days. The worst part of the year was in August when we get rain, and a swamp cooler does no good, cuz the air is already saturated with water, so we would just sit and sweat like in a sauna! Of course, Phoenix was founded around 1850, so I guess those folks were JUST PLAIN STUPID! haha (I guess that's it for today's history lesson--Dix gets an A+)

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29270: Ro the picture of you and plum on the jet ski on your web site is great!....does Sugarplum set on there and just ride?...I have 2 seadoos but dont think my 116 lb. Otis the lab would fit.. he does fine on the pontoon boat..what lake are you on?..SPOT

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29271: Wow! Busy Porch today.

Cead Mile Failte (cade mee-la fall-tcha) is actually Irish for "100,000 welcomes!"

Or, as Andy would say, "Come in the house!"


June 22, 2005 - Msg 29272: Papa bears computer is down right now- also he has been having some health problems. thanks to Mr.darling's cousin for the concern. It's really great that this group watches out for eachother.
I am writing this for papa bear. president of penny pinching barney chapter-Tom

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29273: MDC,sleepin in the yard on those wet sheets sounds refreshing!I can remember getting sheets wet and hanging them in the windows in front of the window fans to cool a room off when I was growing up in Ky.We never did get air conditioning,so some nights when it was exceptionally hot we would just sleep on the porch with a fan blowing on us.Romeena,sounds like alot of somebodies passing the buck to someone else with that light pole doesn't it?Spot,i think Romeenas right,you need to make a trip to her town and get this light pole situation straightenend out,sorry,no pun intended .Gotta go,talk to ya later-ky girl

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29274: Mary W's Pistons won and my Ariz State won again!
My, I hope they keeep it up. Now we have to get pappa bear to fire up the brown truck for a California run!!!
Tom, who just posted, is the man I called in IL.
Have a nice evening ya all.

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29275: Ro, it just sounds to me like the boys are waiting for the officical verification to fix the pole. Homemaker, I had a treehouse when I was a youngin'. Let Grampa build your boys one!
- Hazel

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29276: Hazel, I think you're right. Maybe the man who was wandering in my back yard this morning is the official verification-er.
Spot, it's sort of a mishmash here. My power is delivered and billed by Reliant Energy, using TXU lines and (I thought) TXU poles. However, they tell me that my particular power pole belongs to Verizon (the telephone people) and they are technically responsible for replacing it. The TXU man did say that if Verizon won't, then they will and will bill Verizon for it. I pretty much told them I didn't care if the pole belongs to the phone company, the power company, NASA or the Vatican, I just want it replaced and I don't care who does it, as long as it's done. Bless their hearts.

The picture of me and the Plum on the Seadoo was taken on the private lake behind my son's home in Florida. Like most Florida lakes, it's round as a pancake, and is about 3/4 mile in diameter. Lots of room for Seadoos and water fun. Yes, she just sits there and rides with me, wearing her little life jacket. That particular Seadoo would do about 45 tops, but the new one, which we rode last week, will do up to 80. I got it to 60 mph, and that was fast enough for me.

I remember pre-a/c sleeping, too. I would sleep with my head at the foot of my bed, because that's where the window was. Daddy would leave a sprinkler running slowly outside our windows at night, convinced it helped to cool the air. All windows and doors were wide open, but we were safe, because the screen door was latched! Ha! Remember those days? (Yes, I often drank from the garden hose back then, and still do.)

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 22, 2005 - Msg 29277: Hey Romeena. Be patient. Them poles don't grow on trees!:)


June 22, 2005 - Msg 29278: Romeena,I think you will be getting that new pole soon by the sound of things.I'm getting ready to call it a day and just wanted to stop by the porch for a minute.I've got my air conditioners on in the house ,it makes it nice and cool,but,I can't hear the crickets with them on!Oh well!See you all tomorrow,sweet dreams-ky girl

June 23, 2005 - Msg 29279: Hi all,welcome to the porch Butch.So good to see you pappa bear.I missed you and your prayers. We are having VBS at our little church.101 kids enrolled.The largest crowd is 3&4 year olds.27 of them.HA. Tomorrow is crazy hat night. Does anyone have any ideas? I've thought of a few,but would like to some others. Thanks.....Slim

June 23, 2005 - Msg 29280: I could'nt get a post to go through yesterday. I kept getting those censors.Wrote about the same message 5 or 6 different ways. Slim

June 23, 2005 - Msg 29281: I can't find my posts.Help Slim

June 23, 2005 - Msg 29282: Looks like we got us a "pole compelshun."
You know about them compelshuns. Maybe them wokers neeed a little compelshun!! haha
Romeeena, you may have even started a pole moulage! teehee
Hey slim, how about a stove pipe hat using a REAL stovepipe! haha
Asa- good to see you, did all your snow melt yet??
KY girl- I forgot about that. Yes people here would do the window sheets and fans too.
Ar'nt dads imaginative! When we traveled pre-ac from AZ to Cal for vacation, my dad would put dry ice in small trays on the dashboard with those little triagular side windows pushed all the way out to "catch" the air and circulate it over the dry ice. It kinda helped believe it or not. We would also suck on regular ice cubes all the way over for the 7 hour trip! (Lots of pit stops!)
Racing in California this week!
Mary, game 7 tonight!
Good day to all

June 23, 2005 - Msg 29283: Oops, one more thing-prayers continue for all, pappa, troops etc. mdc

June 23, 2005 - Msg 29284: dixie- i'll take your american revolution test for you . my degree is in history and i can tell you america won,with a little help from the french, indians. slim- usualy on sensors the word spelling is darker in the text. ky girl- my brother lives in nancy, ky. if you can't hear the crickettes with the air on try buying some at the bait shop and move them inside, ha. hazel- i'll bet now days leaving the sprinkler on would send the meter off the scale, ah the old days. asa- good to see you, missed you. mdc- i agree there sre is a lot of polling goig on, let me know who wins, ha. spot- how are things your way? hey to goober, hazel, mary wiggins, charlotte tucker, afd, and any i missed. as mayor, i think we need more shade trees in town and an ice wag on delivery. remember when you would leave your house unlocked and money on the table for ice man and any other deliveries? prayers for the western wild fires, troops, and all in need. mayor pappa bear. possum- the brown truck is about two hatfulls of water to reach california. it would makea great song- today the brown truck let me down- what do you think? i would ask what's for supper but it's to hot to chew, ha. love you all. pappa bear

June 23, 2005 - Msg 29285: Romeena the larger jet ski i got will do about 55-58....and that is to fast for me...the other one is an older one 1997 and is not quite so fast..hope your pole problem gets solved..and I know when you have joint use things it get a mess..hey pappa,mdc,slim,butch,hazel,asa,tom,irishter,rev,ky girl and all others missed...tonight since pappa said its to hot to chew lets have cold cut sandwiches for a late supper,chips,..ice cold milk..and oh hot peppers...working till 10..going to the beach and fishing Sunday after preaching....signed:SPOT the"gona to the beach" dog of your porch

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29286: Water from the hose - still doing it 'cept it is city water now and not spring fed water like when I was growing up. Do you remember making the hose spray in an arch and running underneath of it. And there was always a rainbow! I slept at the end of the bed too Ro because it felt cooler. My brother and I shared a fan between two adjoining rooms. Whoever got to sleep last had the fan blowing on them.

Going to take in the one of the local fairs this morning to see how the goats did. May treat the boys to lunch at McD's.

Talk to you all later - it's going to be a scorcher here!


June 24, 2005 - Msg 29287: Going to be a hot one here, too! And, my poor Pistons. They sure made a series of it, though. Great bunch of guys. You hate to see anyone lose a close, hard fought series like that.

Welcome to Butch and Porchview! Hope to be reading a lot more of your posts, visit us often!

Hey to Irishter! Top o' the morning to you! Although it's probably afternoon there already!

Well, like homemaker, I have a bunch of homemaking type chores to do here, so I best get started! (Enjoy your McD's lunch homemaker!)

Have a great Mayberry Day!
Mary Wiggins

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29288: 'Morning, honeys and dears. I just got home from work, carried a couple of bags of trash out to the street, was sweating like a politician on election day by the time I came in the house, and it wasn't even 8 a.m. I don't want to know what it's going to be like out there in the middle of the afternoon. I do know I won't be out there in it!

I've got four flats of plants to get in the ground, but it's not going to happen until this evening. My pansies have totally given up, the snapdragons are gone too, and even the dianthus is looking puny. So, I'm planting marigolds, pentas, a few more petunias, some lantana and some fresh dianthus. Should be enough color to last a while, I hope.

Well, a bite to eat and a short nap sounds like a good plan to me right now. You all behave now, you hear? Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29289: Mornin' Porchsters- speaking of sleeping at the cool end of the bed....I said something to my kids the other day about something being really neat. I used an analogy along the lines of "that's as cool as the other side of the pillow." They looked at me like I was nuts. LOL. Well, heading on vacation Sat. morning. Going to Oak Island, N.C. for a week. I describe it to folks as Mayberry by the sea. Not too commercialized, very peaceful. Looking forward to relaxing, reading a few books and eating way too much seafood (is that possible?). Anyway, I'll check in with y'all around July 5th. I know it's early but Happy 4th to everybody!

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29290:
Rev jr have a good safe trip, will pray for you and all the traveling porch. That was a good analogy. Reminds of how even today I still search for that last section of "cool" sheet while trying to GET to sleep! Great stories of all our adventure sleeping.
Was watching "Three's a crowd" last night on dvd
where Andy is trying to get some time alone with Nurse Mary, and I still dont know why he just didnt say, "Barney, I want to be alone with Mary!"
Oh well, I guess it wouldnt be a show if he said that!
Romeena, hope the job goes well. The heat is on here too, and with a little rain last night, some of the fires are under control. One 20 miles north of Phx has burnt 40000 acres!
Please pray for rain, with NO lighting!
Spot- cold cuts sound great right now AND A TALL GLASS OF FRESH SQUEEZED LEMONADE!
Pappa, will look for the brown truck this sundaY!
Prayers for safe summer, more for all troops, and have agood weekend.

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29291: Back at work now....busy.will be back in just a bit.SPOT

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29292: afternoon everyone--- not going to say it's hot and dry here but the flowers are holding up signs saying will work for water. the field corn and beans are holding signs saying what's the use at this stage. i know dust to dust but this is ridiculas, no relief in site. charlotte tucker- how about all those mayflys in peoria? they only last a couple of days. from the dumb criminal file-- a man holds up a pizza place, takes the money and leaves a filled out job application. mdc- the brown truck is about two hat fulls short of making it to the track and not a water trough in sight. rev jr, spot- isn't it funny how we use phrases that was common in our youth and most folks under 40 have no idea what we said or why? romeena- you mean i missed a picture of plum on water ski's? well got to walk slowly out of here, hello to everyone and prayers for all. pappa bear

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29293: special prayers for mdc, asa, romeena and all the rest that have fires burning, please keep us posted. home to take my many pills like poor emma except no sugar pills in sight and you know why? it's that mean lady druggist.ha. pappa the melting bear

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29294:
How hot is it? Dang hot!(courtesy of Rafe Hollister!) haha
It's time for an ice block sitting contest like they would do in the old days when the iceman would deliver in his horse-drawn wagon.
Trivia ques: How did they make ice before electricity?
Dont get overheated thinking about it, just think of how trains used to be powered! Hmmmm
Keep sippin them mint juleps, iced coffees or a good swig from the garden hose! haha

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29295: Wierd, my long lost twin showed up there!? mdc

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29296: Hello porch ,hope everyones doing well ,been busy trying to get in the new house hope to catch up on the archives soon ,best wishes to my old porch family as well as the new comers .everyone take care and have a graet weekend

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29297: This is my first posting but I sure have enjoyed reading all the other comments from ya'll. It's nice to just sit on the porch on a cool evening with good friends and relax. Think I'll run down to the drug store and get some ice cream for later.

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29298: Welcome CSALEE, grab a tags name if ya like.
Hope you can hang around for awhile. What state are you in. This is a BIG porch that even stretches to Ireland!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29299: Hi friends,just got home after a loooong week of VBS. We sure had a good time. They played a lot of games from back then.HA. sack races,beanbag toss,and the one where each team joined hands and they call a name and that person would run and try to break through the other side. I've played it but don't remember the name of it.We had a total of 170 enrolled.Welcome to CSALEE. Sounds a little like my given name{Sally}but I'm Slim

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29300: WE sure need our porch swept.

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29301: Hey, Slim. I don't know what it was called where you're from, but in Texas we called that game "Red Rover". As in "Red Rover, Red Rover, let Sally come over." Then you'd run and try to break through the line. If you broke through, you got to go back to your side. If not, you stayed and joined the line you just tried to break through. We had a lot of fun with that game. Then some years back, some kid got their wrist broken when a bigger kid hit the line, and it was pretty much outlawed. Funny thing - I know kids who broke bones falling out of trees, too. Wonder if someday the powers that be will decide to cut down all the trees?

No action on the power pole today. Cable and phone lines now at about three feet, power line at about five and a half feet. I'm taking pictures, will start emailing them to selected people in the city, unless something happens very soon. The meter reader walked through the yard today, nearly knocked his hat off on the power line. He did a bit of a double take, obviously surprised by what he saw, but doubt he has enough clout to get anything done. Since I have no pets or children to be in danger out there, I'm just watching, but will get tired of the game soon. Then it begins.

One thing is for sure. It will be remedied before I leave the country for Mongolia at the end of July. I'm not leaving a hazard like that existing in my yard while I'm gone.

Well, off to the ironing board. I need a good night's sleep, I think, and the Plum is already in there on my pillow, snoozing. Have a great weekend, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena