July 10, 2005 - Msg 29503: MDC - I think I will try to find Oregemax or something similar. My UTI were from all my surgeries and poor Jess, well, I guess he hadn't quite recovered from his tonselectomy/adnoid/tube surgery and his resistances were down. He is doing great tonite and doesn't quite understand that he still needs his foot covered with bandages, etc. when it doesn't hurt.

BTW - I got a new to me car over the weekend. I bought an Oldsmobile Aurora and I love it. It is black (not my favorite color) but I love the leather seats, etc. I am almost up there with Ro! and her caddy!


July 10, 2005 - Msg 29504: Looks like I swept again!
Cleanliness is next to Godliness!


July 10, 2005 - Msg 29505: Glad you made it through the storm alright Dixie! I knew you could do it-an ole' hurricane can't mess with us "GRITS"- (that's "Girls Raised In The South) for anybody wondering!
Spot,you take care over there in Georgia and watch out for the tornadoes shooting off from the hurricane.Gonna be a nasty night for ya,buddy. I'll throw some grilled cheese sandwiches over the Savannah River for ya-sorry,that's all I could muster up tonight.If you get the chance,pop into an IHOP or Cracker Barrel,eat till your heart's content,and put it on the Mayor's tab! Ha Ha
Sounds like your son is coming along pretty good now,homemaker.Glad to hear the positive update.
Ro,save me a seat on that flight to Ireland-that is the one country I wish to see above all others! Irishster,I'm sure your land is a sight to behold and I hope I make it over the Big Pond someday to experience it myself.
Y'all have a nice night.
possum under a rock

P.S. Rest in Peace,little Dylan Groene from Idaho.

July 10, 2005 - Msg 29506: Rest in peace - Dylan, you are safe in your Father's hands. . . .

July 10, 2005 - Msg 29507: May I drag out the soapbox for a moment? Thank you.

When, when, when are we going to learn in this country that a leopard does not change its spots, and a child molester, "registered" or not, is not likely to change either? Convicted pedophiles have told law enforcement officials, in their own words, that if they're released they will do it again. How plain must it be? If that wretched creature had been in prison where he belonged, little Dylan would be alive today, his family would be alive, and his sister would not be psychologically and emotionally damaged, probably beyond repair. A person with a mind that is so twisted that he could do the things that man had already done is not very likely to suddenly change and become a loving, model citizen. I know, God changes hearts, but the heart must be willing first, and by their own admissions, most pedophiles are not seeking change.

There are two scourges that are repeatedly re-released upon an unsuspecting, largely defenseless society - drunk drivers and pedophiles. Eventually, they end up committing an offense so heinous that any judge would have a hard time justifying their release and still hope for re-appointment, and they're finally put away for a while. It seems that in this country we can very easily enact legislation that prohibits Christians from speaking their minds lest it be called a hate crime, we can take a law-abiding taxpayer's property away to make room for a shopping mall, we can punish parents who seek to discipline their children, but we can't make laws that adequately punish a drunk who murders with a car, and we can't confine a pedophilic predator for more than a few months. Something is definitely wrong here. Perhaps one of our learned movie stars would care to supply some answers.

Incidentally, my granddaughter worked for a while as a bank teller, and she told me one day about the "registered s-x offender" who used his registration ID card as the ID for cashing checks! When he noticed her expression as she realized what the card was, he got a big laugh out of it, and asked her for a date. After that, he made it a point to appear at her window to cash his checks, always using that card as his ID, and always making embarrassing comments to her. The bank, of course, would do nothing, lest they offend a customer.

OK, soapbox going back under the porch. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 11, 2005 - Msg 29508: When is it that you are running for office Romeena? I'll vote for you anyday - you are so good with getting the point across!

Prayers for those that must clean up from Dennis -
We needed rain here in the midwest but not like that!


July 11, 2005 - Msg 29509: I'll second that nomination, homemaker!
I'm at the library in my new town and just thought I would pop in to say hi all! ...so, Hi all! ;)
-Sterling Holobyte

Sad to hear about Dylan.

July 11, 2005 - Msg 29510: good afternoon porchsters-- mamma bear got the computer fixed by getting another one for her b'day. our illinois gov signed yesterday a new lawthat registered child molesters offenders must be registered for life and if they don't when their stopped or job and -pay state taxes then they will be arrested for not registering. also only a limited number can live in one area, they can't attend any function where crowds have children in them. remember the world is full of evil from the great deciever and the more we shut god out the more evil will take over more people. good to see irishster, sterling and others but APB for those who have been gone so long-- emma, charlotte tucker, mrs wiley, asa, rev jr, ellen brown, frankie flint, fun girl and all the others. what's for supper? and where? spot- you and miss sherry have had a busy year with weather power problems. p-rayers forall. pappa (the mayor) bear

July 11, 2005 - Msg 29511: homemaker, you sure like to keep the porch nice and neat. thanks
I'll add my 3 cents worth on Ro's soapbox.
I heard Dr Dobson say after his interview years ago with Ted Bundy, just before he was executed, that the s-x drive is the stongest out there, for it is inborn (as compared to alcohol, drugs etc being manmade). It is almost IMPOSSIBLE, without a complete miracle, to change any behavior related to it. That is why it is so crazy to let these people out. I think of the verse from Isaiah, where he says, woe to those who call what is bad, good, and what is good, bad,
take heed the Lord's judgement is at hand.
In our day and age 'perversity' has become Diversity!" Think about it.
Pappa, AZ has a similar law, but it was just recently revealled that DPS computer lost 1000 of them! All info and whereabouts GONE! That's real reassuring!
Ok, bluey goes the box.
On to some mayberry stuff. YEAH!! I watched the county nurse ep last night where Rafe wont take his shot!
Loved the Sanka comercial when Rafe goes on about the blends of coffee etc!
I think we should declare Romeena our official county nurse! After all, we have a mayor and a Mayberry deputy and a Rev,ETC and she has all those fine words of wisdom and medical adviCe for us! Whadda ya all think?
Andy: How's every little thing in the county nursing game?
Nurse mary: Fine, hows every little thing with the law and order boys?

Alrighty, have a great day!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

July 11, 2005 - Msg 29512: Oops, PS: Glad things went relatively good in path of dennis. Bet spot has his hands full in GA!
Hope not too bad there.

July 11, 2005 - Msg 29513: Awwww, you all are too kind. Official County Nurse, huh? Sure sounds nice. 'Course, I'm trying to retire, but I guess I could handle that okay, if you're sure you want me. That is, if you're really, really sure! The only thing worse than a pushy salesman is a pushy county nurse. --Romeena

July 11, 2005 - Msg 29514: Yeah, but can you get barney to take HIS shot! haha mdc

July 11, 2005 - Msg 29515: Romeena looks like you are our county nurse!I agree with what everyone had to say on the soapbox.I have to come by the porch where I can read common sense conversation,the television and news reports get so redundant,and,so politically correct it's almost sickening at times.I don't know about you all,but,if they ever make a law where we can't come to our internet "Mayberry Porch",I'm gonna find another way to keep in touch with you all,that way I won't lose my sanity!thank you MDC for the email I received it,I just have been so busy I haven't had time to answer it.Romeena when you get a break from your county nurse duties I'd like to have your email address again.Well,I'm gonna try to catch a nap while the kids are all away for awhile,you all take care.-ky girl

July 11, 2005 - Msg 29516: Happy Birthday to Hurricane Des (little squigglys) and Emmett Clark the TAGS sound wave expert!
jennie boone

July 12, 2005 - Msg 29517: Hey Romeena,You have my vote! If I were running for office I would have said the same thing. What happened to Butch? He posted once or twice and has been gone since.YO BUTCH! Slim

July 12, 2005 - Msg 29518: good morning porch- meet me a the cracker barrel for lunch- it's on me... romeena- i declare you our doctor and county nurse until our county nurse returns then your our doctor. how does that sound? with all the negative evil in the world, nothing will defeat mayberry on our watch, right mdc? the other night on tv land when barney tricked big maude , didn't you feel sorry for big maude? she had no hope, miserable childhood, and look at her pitiful gang. catch you later.... pappa (raindrops are falling on my head) bear.

July 12, 2005 - Msg 29519: Pappa bear, I appreciate your kind sentiments, but the Board would come and haul me away if I tried to be the town doctor. If our other county nurse ever shows up again, I'll gladly step aside and would be content to be her assistant.

I guess feeling sorry for Big Maude would be the PC thing to do - bad childhood, no breaks, pitiful gang and all, but I'm still upset with her for abandoning her life as Elinora Poultice and turning to a life of crime. Shame on her.

Yayyy! Our new power pole was set this morning, by a group sub-contracted by Verizon, the phone people. Now we have to wait for TU Electric to send a crew out to transfer the lines. Bottom line - all my wires are still almost on the ground, and I have no idea when that will be remedied. Spot, any suggestions??

Well, got lots to do. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 12, 2005 - Msg 29520: andy show has funny

July 12, 2005 - Msg 29521: tommy glass fan

July 12, 2005 - Msg 29522: Afternoon Porchsters. Hope all is well. The a/c is out here at work...temp is 90 degrees on the INSIDE! I'm heading home. If you can't take the heat, get out of the office! At least I've got tons of fresh 'maters waiting on me at home. I've had about 256 BLT's in the last week. Yum!

July 12, 2005 - Msg 29523: Hey Ro, I thought it was the other way around,
"hard luck prisoner reforms to teach piano to barney!" Ha. (I guess it depends on what order your station is showing the eps!) ha again.
You said it Pappa beaR! We'll hold the fort!
On the serious side,in Matt.24:13 Jesus DOES say that we must "hold out til the end." It will get increasingly bad, but we, like the 10 virgins with the EXTRA lamp oil, must remain vigilant and true to the Living God!
And Yes, this porch does help, because sanity prevails here, moulage or not, like a cat we always end up on our feet!
Ok, that was a little preachin again, sorry.
Hope you all have a wonderfu mayberry day!

July 12, 2005 - Msg 29524:
116 predicted here for tomorrow!
Welcome 29520 and 21.
JENNIE BOONE!! Wow great to see you again,
and slim and kygirl.

July 12, 2005 - Msg 29525: Preach on, Brother! --Romeena

July 12, 2005 - Msg 29526: Hey! What's new? Nothing to report here. I think I'll try to ctach up on some news.


July 12, 2005 - Msg 29527: hmmmmmmmm where's the pink?


July 12, 2005 - Msg 29528: Well after reading all of that all I can say is Amen and how about a Hymn?

Everyone get out your hymnals and turn to page 236, Mine Eyes have seen the Glory. All together now.... hmmmmmmmm.....

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. Ha has loosed the faithful lightnening of his terrible swift sword. His truth is marching on.

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! His truth is marching on!!!


July 12, 2005 - Msg 29529: Barn: "For it was Maaaary, Mary. That sugar on the jaw felt pretty good didnt it?"
Andy: "Well, it was better than a mule's nose, yes."

Great hymn dixie! Sure beats 14A that's for sure!
Hey pappa bear, we'd all like to see you on the rifleman site again if you can get that brown buckboard started in that direction!
We miss Mayberry Deputy too, but I know he's been moving and spot has hsis hands full at the power station with all the rain etc.
Ya all come back to NorthFork for a visit.
Hey to Charlotte, boo, auh20, des, Alyce sara and others
Time to turn in.

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29530: APB for Asa, Mavis, and FUN GIRL!
Report, report from where ever you are!


July 13, 2005 - Msg 29531: Hey yall!..gona read the archives.....SPOT

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29532:
Mornin' honeys and dears,
Last night I watched "Andy and Barney in the big City" Loved the lines as they were getting ready to leave:
Barn: I dont look too Ivy League do I?
Andy: No, you are in a league all by yourself!
Then of course came the brown bag with the sandwiches to eat on the bus.
Barn: Yup, this is the big city, Ange if we could just get one crime...
Andy: Well, here's one now, these rooms cost SEVEN dollars!"
APB'S continue for fungirl, mayberry girl, boo, chgarlotte, alyce, arnold, emmitmavis, frankie flint, uncle ollie, ellen brown,mary w, mrs wiley,AFD, salty dog, bulbsnatcher, new neighbor, and others
Come back and set for a spell.
Fresh squeezin's all around,

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29533: good afternoon dears; dixie- i was able to see without glasses on that hyum. romeena- you are our offical county nurse until other one shows up. i wouldn't worry about the law because cyber mayberry will be hard to find and plum will help throw them off. i just saw a black and white movie with hal smith in it- otis any quesses? mdc- maybe those missing folks are in illinois and that's why the law. i'll try and get on western site soon. just got computer up and busy with vfw and chruch projects. feel like mr tucker.ha. ky girl- when you feel lke it we'd sure love some of that good ky cooking. rev jr- hope the man gets the ac working your way. homemaker- what have you been doing your way? pappa bear

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29534: Ro- If Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, what did Alexander Graham Bellinsky invent?
The telephone POLE! teehee (Can still tell non-PC cute ones here!?)
Pappa, miss kitty over at the long branch has been lookin for ya. Says you aint paid your tab.
Also,Since our other county nurse only shows up once a year, seems we should let Romeena do it. We'll let mary fill in when Ro heads to mongolia.
Forgot to mention above that I also like the way Barney signs the guest book at the hotel in the Big City ep...
Barney Fife, MD (mayberry deputy) haha


July 13, 2005 - Msg 29535: Well, the power people just left. My power lines are now up off the ground and securely attached to a new pole. Old pole is still there, still leaning, because the phone and cable lines are still on it - those folks are supposed to be out this week to move their stuff, then the old pole has to come down. Not sure who does that, or how they're gonna do it, but I don't really care, as long as it doesn't fall on my fence, shrubbery or arbor.

I guess my house is insulated pretty well. I cranked the a/c down, had it about 68 in here when they cut the power. It was off over four hours, and was just up to 74 in the house, which is a tad cooler than I normally keep it! It held up real good. No complaints there, the Plum was quite comfortable.

Well, gotta run. Errands to do. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29536: Hi, MDC. We must've posted at about the same time. Alexander Graham Bellinsky? I love it! I have a Polish friend who would enjoy it, too. No fake sensitivity there.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29537: Pappa Bear- apparently, they "called the man" last night. Been between 72 and 76 in the office all day. Can't complain about that. MDC- mind if I use that joke? Hope not, I've already told it 3 times. Glad your pole problems are just about over, Ro.

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29538: This must be the week for AC to go out at work in South Carolina,Rev.Jr! Ours was out Monday until somebody "called the man" and he got it cool for us around 2 o'clock. It wasn't as hot as it was STUFFY-thought I was gonna have an asthma attack!!Luckily,it all worked out ok.What did people do in the South before air conditioning? Geez!
Y'all will laugh when I tell you that today I had a customer on the phone and when I asked for his address he gave me the street number and said "Red Fox Lane".I asked: "Is that spelled REDD FOXX like the comedian?" The guy cracked up laughing and then I started laughing and told him I thought maybe it was named after Redd,like there are John F. Kennedy Boulevards and such! I think I may watch too much TVLand-what do ya think? Ha Ha
Well,guess I should go do some chores around my rock,so that's it for now.Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29539: hey to everyone on the porch,and,to everyone who has green tomatoes I am envious!I stopped at a farmers market stand to see if they had green tomatoes yet,they do ,but,I paid 2.50 for 3 green tomatos.they were good size tomatoes,but,there were still only 3 of them!We are finally supposed to get some showers tonight,maybe if we get some rain and the gardens start doing better the green tomato prices will go down.MDC,I like what you had to say about perversity has become diversity,very true.Ro,so glad the pole and lines are getting fixed,soon you can breathe a sigh of relief that it is done.So far,I've been lucky,my air conditioning hasn't stopped working(knock on wood),But,my car keeps losing the water and coolant from the radiator,so i can't drive very far without filling up the radiator again,but,it doesn't seem to be dripping out on the ground,I can't figure it out.Possum,I may watch too much tv too,because I thought of Sanford and son too!Pappa Bear,as soon as this weather cools off,you are all invited to my house for an old fashioned country dinner.I can't out do spots cooking,but,I'll give him a night off from cooking dinner.I'll bet these storms have been keeping him and Miss Sherry real busy.Well ya'll,I'm going to go fry my 3 green tomatoes and enjoy them,I'm not sure when I'll get more this summer with the weather like it is.I'll try to stop by later-ky girl

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29540: Hi, all. Speaking of tomatoes (yes, I love fried green tomatoes) - my little local farmer's market has had some yellow cherry tomatoes. Little fellers, just like regular cherry tomatoes, only they're a beautiful gold color, and they are DELISH! They're sweet, almost too sweet to be a tomato, but just enough acid bite to them at the same time. They're gooooood! I wash them and keep them in a bowl in the fridge, and just grab a handful now and then for a snack. I think they're grown locally. Had some local green tomatoes, too - very good.

Well, back to TAGS. Just stopped by the porch during commercials. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29541: Hey back at ya, MDC, you don't need no APB for me no more. I's right cheer. I still come by and sit a spell but sometimes I'm quiet--just trying to relax. No runnin' around fixin' bandstands or mendin' uniforms for me. These summer days are mighty busy.
Charlotte Tucker

What's your hurry?

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29542: Gosh gang im not gone!,...just busy busy busy here at the power company, 73 hr"s last week and building on that this week...STORMS...please eat well and prayers to all in need....SPOT

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29543:
Great, Charlotte,good you are still settin on the porch. I was wonderin why those squeezins kept disapperaing! haha
Ro- that local grown produce is the best! Still got the dirt on it! I've tried grapes from Chile, but they just see 'old'. Love to hit the fruit and vegs stands when i can.
Rev, use any of those jokes ya like. A few brain cells from the past keep bringing them up , ha.
KY GIRL- For real, if the fluid aint coming out, it could be getting into the crankcase (where the oil is) due to a cracked block, and that aint good! Or it may be going into the transmission via a cracked transmission cooler, which is a small inner radiator inside the big one, and that aint good either, as oil and water and trans fluid dont mix too well!!!
Or if youre using just water instead of a water/collant mix, it may just be plain evaporating!
After all, Mr darling's truck takes 11 hatfuls! ha
Anyway, have it checked asap.
Dinner sounds great. Just think how much we can share at the wedding banquet of the Lamb! Rev.19
I try to repeat at least one verse a day to myself and others. So many books out there (like HPotter,) that people just devour, yet so few read THE Book!
Well, God bless, have a good evenin'

July 13, 2005 - Msg 29544: Good to see spot, bless his heart helpin with the power! mdc

July 14, 2005 - Msg 29545: good morning mayberry. charlotte tucker- so great to see your on again, we missed you. was beginning to think i had to look you up in the phone book. how many tuckers can there be in town? ky girl- that meal sounds great, but i'm afraid all this fancy city food is going to starve us to death.ha. mdc- yeah i'll have to mosey over soon and pay my tab. it's a little warm your way, i hear. spot- your going to need to slow down and tell your boss you ain't a young up no more . seriously pray that you can slow up a bit. yesterday's trivia noone wanted to guess- hal smith, otis, played in the black and white movie the three stooges meets hercules. i sure wouldn't have guessed that one. have a cool day. ro- what can you prescribe for a fellow whose to lazy to get off the porch disease? pappa( the going to melt ) bear

July 14, 2005 - Msg 29546: Morning Porch!

How's every little thang!?

I hope everyone is doing well. Prayers for all those in need including Homemaker's son. How is he doing, is his poor little foot all recovered? I sure hate to see a youngun feeling poorly...

Pappa Bear, please don't melt! Maybe you need some of Aunt Bea's hand-cranked ice cream! That would help, wouldn't it?!

MDC, my son and I have begun reading the series of books by C S Lewis called "The Chronicles of Narnia". Wonderful allegory of Christianity. A movie version of "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe" which is the first book in the series is coming out around Christmas so maybe that will get kids reading his books!

Hey to Spot and Charlotte!

Romeena, glad to hear that your "pole position" is much improved! (I hope our NASCAR fans will pardon the pun!)

Good to hear from Possum, Irishter, Rev, Alyce and all others too!

Dixie, thanks for leading us in song!!

Have a great Mayberry day all!

Mary Wiggins

July 14, 2005 - Msg 29547: MARY W- good to hear from you, and yes, I have given that book to some kids in the neighborhood etc as an alternative to HP! And, Focus on the Family is doing a radio play of them this summer on many Christian stations! I have heard of that movie coming out. The t(i)tle will get the HP kids in to it and yet they will get a dose of Christian love in place of withcraft! Am praying the it will be as big as the Passion!
NASCAR race up in New England New Hampshire this weekend! Brown truck should be there with bells on pappabear. I wouldnt have guessed that trivia in a million years, but i did just buy a dvd at the 99cent store of the three stooges (No, not me and my two brothers) teehee
have a good day,

July 14, 2005 - Msg 29548: Mary - thanks for asking about Jesse - his foot is 100% better. Between prayer and antibiotics - I would say he had a quick recovery. We are thankful that there was no hospital stay.

I love the Chronicle series and I will let my kids see that movie but not HP. They know I will say "no" anyway so they don't even ask. I didn't know that it was coming out at Christmas.

We have had some much needed rain here - falling ever so gently - a nice soaking sort of rain. The corn is tassling too!

Also - the Amercian Family Association is boycotting Nike products for their stand on gay unions. Just thought I would pass that along.

Well - take care -


July 14, 2005 - Msg 29549: Hey porch sitters. All this talk about "maters" has made me hungry. Mine have just started coming in. I pulled 2 yesterday and had the best sandwich I have tasted in a long time. Been getting cukes, squash, and grren peppers for a couple of weeks already. No spinich though. Couldn't get Opie to plant any. Got to run. Later

July 14, 2005 - Msg 29550: Hello porch pals ,hope everyone is doing well ,been busy moving into the new house I leave Sunday for Ocean Isle Beach on the N.C. coast ,getting married on the beach Monday afternoon .check back in a week or so ,hope everyone has a great weekend

July 14, 2005 - Msg 29551: Question for all Mayberry experts: Was Andy's wife ever named on the show?

Andy (another one)

July 14, 2005 - Msg 29552: Nope Andy (another one), she was never named.
- Hazel

July 14, 2005 - Msg 29553: Just got last week season 1 of Dragnet 1967!
It has many actors from TAGS on the shows!
Does anyone else here like watching that show?
PS. Seems like once you hear the theme song,ya just can't seem to get it out of your head!
Come to think of it TAGS theme can effect you in the same way!Brian

July 15, 2005 - Msg 29554: Morning Porchsters. MD- congrats on your upcoming wedding. Been to Ocean Isle many times...it's a beautiful place.

July 15, 2005 - Msg 29555: Hey all, got a little break from the storms here in good old Ga...at work now..hey rev,hm,hazel,brian,mw,mdc,asa,ky girl,charlott,ro,plum,possum,dixie,pappa and all...tonight its baked chicken,mashed taters,fresh green beans, tea...will someone make some slaw?...signed:SPOT the"got to do yard work today" dog of your porch...and finally lights are ON!

July 15, 2005 - Msg 29556: I make a dandy slaw "spot" so count me in. . .pee wee playoffs start tonite for my oldest. We drew the bye so it's our first game.
My youngest with the infection is completely healed - I have never in all my days see something clear up so quickly - you can't even tell there was anything wrong with his leg/ankle.
Congrats MD - sounds like it will be beautiful! Have a happy honeymooon too!

Take care everyone -


July 15, 2005 - Msg 29557:
THAT'S GREAT HOMEMAKER! Some bacteria are becoming antibiotic resistant! The prayers you said are a great ingredient too!
Hey to Brian- welcome- I love the old dragnets, especially the BW. "Just the facts, maam."
Many of those character actors, who only made scale, were good and sure made the rounds.
I saw on the homepage of this site that Season 3 will b out soon. Weaver's will take advanced orders starting Aug.1 ! Let's all support Floyd and get them here!
Speaking of Weaver, i watched "Merchant of Mayberry" with Bert the salesman last night.
How ya feelin'? "Oh, middlin, middlin, you know the bersitis, and them doorbells!"
What ya sellin' "Oh, this and that, one thing or another."
I was trying to recall recently which ep had barneys line, "You're real funny, what'll we do next, go wax the steps at the old folks home?"
And this was it! I think TV had been cutting that opening scene out, but there it was on the dvd! Ah, the simple things!
Good to see MD and others!
Hope you all have a good weekend. Prayers continue for all ailing, boo's family, pappabear, and all you fine porchsters. Band concert Sunday pm in the park!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

July 15, 2005 - Msg 29558: Hi, folks. I've been without internet since yesterday morning, when the subcontractors Verizon sent out to remove the old leaning pole did their work. They disconnected the DSL cable completely, left it coiled on the ground. They moved the phone line to the new pole and chainsawed the old pole down, hauled it out of here and left. Trampled three shrubs to bits and left me without DSL, but it's done. This morning the cable guy came and reconnected my DSL, so all is well. Shrubs will grow back, and I'm just glad it's over.

Woohoo! One week from tomorrow, I'll be in a big silver bird, on my way back to Mongolia for two weeks. I can hardly wait! A friend is coming to stay with the Plum, so no problem there. Oh, I'm having a little bench with a step built for the Plum, so she can sit at the window by my desk and see out into the yard. Here she is, ten years old, and has never had her own windowseat. And people say she's spoiled! The nerve.

Well, got errands to run, so off I go. Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 15, 2005 - Msg 29559: Great to hear your pole problem is fixed Romeena.And the plum is getting her own seat,how sweet.At least while you are gone she can sit and look outside,something tells me you better come home with a big bag of carrots after you are gone for 2 weeks!Ha Ha!MDC,I finally got to send you an email today,let me know if you receive it.Homemaker,so glad your little one is fully recovered.Glad to hear that someone is standing up to these big companies,I think more people need to do that(myself included).I don't know if there is a way to find out what organizations these companies support,does anyone know how to find out?Congratulations Mayberry Deputy,sounds like the wedding will be beautiful.hey to Hazel and Mary Wiggins.Pappa Bear,I can't eat that city food either,I feel like I never ate a thing when I'm done.Give me good old country cookin anyday.Speaking of cooking,spot,that dinner sounds delicious,but,with all the hours you put in at the power company with those storms,you need to listen to pappa bear and take a break.I'm cooking tomorrow nights dinner .We are having breaded pork chops,mashed taters,gravy,collard greens,and pinto beans,sweet tea,cold coke,milk,,and apple crisp for dessert.It'll be ready about 5 o'clock-ky girl

July 15, 2005 - Msg 29560: Yum!! Sounds great. I will get there a couple minutes early in case you need a taste-tester! ;)

Have a great Mayberry Evening!

Mary Wiggins

July 15, 2005 - Msg 29561:
Glad all are having a wonderful evening!
Sure wish we could send a dvd of Tags to
everyone in the world! what a change that would take place. Everyone would be sitting on their porches instead of rushing here and there.
CONGRATS to MD! Have a great honeymoom on the coast.
Pray that Discovery can lift off Sunday.
take 'er easy,

July 15, 2005 - Msg 29562: HM thanks so much for the slaw..!..pee-wee bal is so cool...remembered when Sndy [my son] played...mI managed for 7 years while he played...so neat...hey Mw,and thank goodness for the healing HM...great job LORD!!...well back to sanford and son...SPOT

July 15, 2005 - Msg 29563: my fat paws...thats pee-wee "ball" and my son "Andy"...sorry.......SPOT...what chall wana to do for breakfast in the morning?...

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29564: spot,I've got breakfast on,eggs any way you want them,sausage,eggs,bicuits and gravy,coffee,juice ,milk,and water,it'll be ready about 5am-ky girl

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29565: oh,also ya'll I got some cinnamon rolls and coffee,so,you all come on by for breakfast-ky girl

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29566: Morning Dear"s....thanks for breakfast ky girl, over med. eggs for me...at work again..gona find a good movie and hope all is quite.....SPOT

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29567: Howdy, everyone. I just got home from an all-day ladies' retreat at church. Good speakers, good singing, good food, all shared with good friends. It just don't get no gooder'n that!

You all forgive me, but I just have to share this little ditty. It was emailed to me by a friend, and I think it's hilarious. Here goes:

Redneck Love Poem






Teeheehee! I should be ashamed, especially after I was at the church all day, but admit it, you gotta laugh at that one! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29568: I laughed out loud!

Thanks Romeena, you always find a way to brighten every day!

Mary Wiggins

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29569: Lol! That's a good one,Romeena!
Today is my daughter's 25th birthday-my goodness,where does the time go? I helped Laci send her mama an e-card on the computer and Laci "typed" out a bunch of gibberish (I'm sure SHE knows what it means!) but she did manage to end her sentence(?) with the word "mum"- thought that was cute!
Hey I had a "Miss Crump" as a customer on the phone today! Wasn't Helen,but I sure did have a good time saying "Miss Crump" to her! I've had lots of Mayberry names,from O'Malley to Crump.Fun!
Well,been on the computer long enough for one day. Y'all have a good evening! Prayers go out to Boo and everyone down in South Texas who may be affected by Hurricane Emily.Stay safe Boo!
possum under a rock

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29570: Happy birthday possum"s daughter!!hey mdc,mw.....pappa....and all ..porch is quite....tomorrow lets go to I-Hop...yall have those?...good flap jacks..sausage...its on me...got to go into and work tomorrow at 6 am and get off at 12 pm!..will holler at yall..back at 6 am monday till 2 then off till friday!..lake bound..signed:SPOT the"gona catch some fish this week for a fry" dog of your porch....good night...

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29571: hope I dod not leave BOLD on..

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29572: boy think I goofed...

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29573: HELP....sorry gang.....

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29574:

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29575: dont know what to do test

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29576: Sorry Spot - can't help you with your boldness!


July 16, 2005 - Msg 29577:
did that work?

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29578:
once more?

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29579: Floyd!

I couldn't shut it off either.

Good night all!

Mary Wiggins

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29580: one more timehow bout it?

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29581:

July 16, 2005 - Msg 29582: There you go! --Romeena

July 17, 2005 - Msg 29583: Thank you smart Romeena!..Mcdonalds steak bagels this morning!....coffee and OJ...at work now..6:30 am here till 11 pm...back in a bit..SPOT

July 17, 2005 - Msg 29584: top of the day to everyone-- rev, jr- don't forget to say morning dear every morning. congrats on your wedding. spot thanks for breakfast. happy birthday to possum's daughter. i see there's a whole bunch of boldness going around. ha. prayers for all in emily's path.welcome to brian. homemaker- great to see you on line. mary wiggins is that really you? sure have missed you. ro- say hello to the plum. charlotte tucker- is the big freeze coming on soon or more melting in the works/ MDC- STILL GETTING NEW PUTER UP - having to go thru old tower to see what works to save. need rifleman site log on info. thanks. ro- loved the red neck poem. did you know moonshing in america began by the scots in 1791 becaUSE THE GOVERNMENT first tax they tried to impose was on liquor so the scots went to boot legging. anyone heard from asa? lunch on your mayor at your restruant of choice. pappa (where is the big freeze) bear

July 17, 2005 - Msg 29585: Turning off unexpected boldness is easy, friends. You just enter the switch "/b", using < and > instead of "'s, of course, but you just do it three or four times. That way, you turn off that "b" that sneaked in up above somewhere when you weren't looking! If you go to "View" and "Page Source" and look at the entries, you can usually find the culprit, but it doesn't really matter. Just a series of off-switches will usually fix the problem.

Have a great Sabbath, friends. I stayed home this morning with a headache, but I think it's getting better. Sugarplum says hey1 --Romeena

July 17, 2005 - Msg 29586: RACE IS ON!!.....Hot wings and dip and carot sticks!.....SPOT

July 17, 2005 - Msg 29587: Wow, great to see porch so busy!
PAPPAbear, go to www.riflemanconnors.com
Lots of bootlegging there! ha
Great vittles here today!
Ro, glad pole got done befor your Romania trip
Have a great sabbath afternoon, enjoy the race,golf, the concert or watchin TV with your Thelma Lu.
PS: I finished my season 2 set. boohoo, Glad season 3 is soon! McBeevee is on that one, and Man in a Hurry!

July 17, 2005 - Msg 29588: Well Stewart won the race, Tiger the British open,My braves lost but in the hunt!...Hey MDC,Ro,fg,pappa,possum,mw,brian,slim and all others!..tonight its southern fried porch chops with milk gravy,bisquits,fresh garden green beans,fresh fried okra,rice,sliced tomatoes.green onions,tea....signed:SPOT the"going to the lake tue" dog of your porch..

July 17, 2005 - Msg 29589: Does any one remember the shortlived sitcom where the lady that played the part of [Clara Edwards],Hope Summers, played the aunt, or mom of Bill Bixby's character in "My son Buddy?

July 18, 2005 - Msg 29590: I dont have a clue Msg 29589, this morning its scrambled eggs with cheese,grits,bacon [thick sliced] hashbrowns,toast,sliced canalope.coffee,oj,milk and a tear from my roll of paper towels...ready at 7ish...hey to all!..at work again..signed: SPOT the"we need a ho-down" dog of your porch...lights are on !

July 18, 2005 - Msg 29591: top of the morning to porchsters--- spot- sure good to be eatting your cooking again.. mdc- thanks for info try and stay cool. romeena- here is some carrot sticks for the plum and an extra donut for you. shh don't tell anyone about th donut. ha. i looked at the calendar and since it was just an ordinary day i decree today is send your clone to work day, this will lety you out to play on the porch where the weather , food and conversation are always great. pappa(with mayor's hat on) bear

July 18, 2005 - Msg 29592: Morning Porchsters. Pappa Bear- been saying "mornin' Dear" for the last 17 years. LOL I think you meant MD's wedding, but thanks for the congrats anyway. (we just celebrated 17 years in May...or at least I did. It may have felt more like a prison sentence to my wife.) teehee.

July 18, 2005 - Msg 29593: Morning porch friends. I've been so.... busy. Home improvements. Please pray for my neighbor. His name is Tim and he has cancer. His brother died of a massive heart attack a few months ago. He has 3 children. They're mom died a couple of years ago in a car wreck. It's a sad situation.

July 18, 2005 - Msg 29594: Sorry yall,Message 29593 is from Slim Ha

July 18, 2005 - Msg 29595: Prayers for sure Slim! My, that is a sad deal!
Pray that the Lord's answer will shine thru!
Several in Phx area have passed from the heat these last few days. 118 in Phx yesterday!
All have a good day. I sure like PB's idea!
Good one.

July 18, 2005 - Msg 29596: Hey to the PORCH...hope everybody is doing well...staying as cool as possible and lovin life big.

Had a great weekend...took the wife to see "Journey" at the lake (no, it ain't the Darlins...but it's tolerable). Great new place there called Northerly Island. It's actually what used to be Meigs field...till the good mayor had his buddies dig holes in the runway overnight. (that sounds like a song...'does your good mayor put holes in your runway overnight?')

Also spent a good part of the weekend reading the new potter book...yea, I know it's not for everyone...but I kind of like it. I actually read the first before I'd let my kids read it...just to be sure...and have been hooked since.

Leaving on Friday for Orlando...can't wait to get a way for a while. Ya'll be good...be careful...and if you can...be careful at being good.


July 18, 2005 - Msg 29597: Hey, everybody! I just had a phone call from a gentleman in TOM's home town! He has been by and actually visited with our resident poet, in person! You'll remember that I wrote a few months back to the pastor of a Baptist church there in Nutter Fort, but never received a reply. There was a good reason for that. The pastor was no longer there, and the church was in the process of finding another. My letter floated around for a while, and finally ended up with one of the deacons, and he's the one who called me.
He's a delightful gentleman, said he had a very nice visit with our TOM, and pretty much confirmed what we know or thought to be the situation. He is willing to continue the contact, and help us decide what we can or should do to help Tom, and in the event we decide to try to get him back online, this gentleman will be willing to help us secure and set up a computer. He's a computer buff himself, so should have no problems. I'll not release his full name online, but we can call him Don. (Kind of auspicious, don't you think?) So there, what do you think of that??? I'm thrilled!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 18, 2005 - Msg 29598: Wow, Romeena!
That is wonderful news! I am so glad someone could connect with him and as-sure us he is doing well. Perhaps Don will come and join us on the porch sometime!

Slim, I will definitely pray for your friend. God is in the healing business!

Goober, what would the melody of your new song be sung to?! ;) It is kind of catchy!

Have a great Mayberry evening all!

Mary Wiggins

July 18, 2005 - Msg 29599: That's great news, Ro! Reminds me of that Andy line. "You know what his name was? Don. Wouldn't you know his name would be Don". (when speaking about nurse Peggys friend, the hungry buzzard, Don).
- Hazel

July 18, 2005 - Msg 29600: That's great news, Romeena! So glad to hear Tom is being watched over. I sure miss his poems. Good line, Hazel! I always whine when I'm here about not getting to visit the porch very often, but no oftener than we sweep, it seems others are too busy too? We need to slow down around here. What's your hurry?
Charlotte Tucker

July 19, 2005 - Msg 29601: hey everybody!Romeena so glad you heard about Tom,at least you know someone is looking in on him.Don't have time to visit long,just wanted to let you all know I won't be online until next week sometime,going to see my son graduate and take a mini vacation.Romeena if I don't get online before you leave,have a safe trip.You all take care aand God Bless.-ky girl

July 19, 2005 - Msg 29602: Goober - I am so jealous that you went to see Journey - that reminds me of my college friends. Several of us went to see them in Indy - of the group three remain - one girl was killed the weekend before her wedding. That was many moons ago but I remember we had a great time at that concert.

Ro - I am glad that you found out about Tom. Really glad that he knows we are thinking about him.

Take care -


Another scorcher here today!

July 19, 2005 - Msg 29603: Great news Romeena! As you know, I'm definitely IN on the computer. Glad we now have a contact.
I did get one letter from Tom a while back.
Perhaps when you return, we can get something moving. Do they have phone line availability in the place where he's at?
Have a good Mayberry day, keep cool and pray as it is hot all over the country today. Pray for our soldiers in the 120-130 heat of iraq. They appreciate it.
Thanks all

July 19, 2005 - Msg 29604: Howdy Porch pals, been a spell since I posted ~ so sorry for that. Arms still are fairly weak, but I think it's moving in the right direction (some swelling gone down). I have PT this week and hope to get some more relief. Life is crazy hectic for me, but surely was missin this 'chere porch and all you fine folks on it! Keepin y'all in my prayers,

~ Mrs. Wiley
Barney: "The Grovenr'... iz comin' 'chere.....to shake my hand. Bless hiz heart."

July 19, 2005 - Msg 29605: Glad to see you Mrs. Wi - - -ley! We have missed you!


July 20, 2005 - Msg 29606: Mornin', dears! Just checking in - got much to do to get ready for the Mongolia trip. We leave at dawn on Saturday, so I don't have much time. Have to work tonight, sister-in-law from Michigan will be here for a few hours tomorrow evening, and I've not packed yet! House is dirty, the Plum needs a bath, just lots to do. Anyone free to come give me a hand?? Where is Clara Edwards when you need her?
MDC, to answer your question, I assume there is phone availability there. I have the impression that Tom lives in a modest residential area, and surely would have phone lines. I appreciate your willingness to help make this a reality, I know I can count on you. I'm sure we'll have no trouble. I was "taking names" back there when we discussed this before, and I have nine people on the list. I'm sure there are others who will want to participate as well. If enough of us come in on it, it won't be a burden on anyone. I certainly don't want it to be a hardship for anyone, and if it's not convenient for someone right now, no problem. No one can do everything, all of the time. If those of us who can, at the time, will chip in, I think we'll have quite enough.

Well, gotta run. Time to drag out the suitcase and start filling it. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 20, 2005 - Msg 29607: Hey gang!..gosh sorry I missed yesterday, was on the boat with another couple we know..caught 6 or 7 nice catfish and a big brim...gona read the porch mail..so tonight its fresh fried catfish,hush puppys,fried green tomatoes and sweet tea...gona get the fryer ready at about 6 in the yard..bring the kids and come on!..and oh will someone bring some slaw....SPOT

July 20, 2005 - Msg 29608: Spot, I'll bring some slaw. Gosh, do I love fried catfish. And hush puppies. And fried green tomatoes. I'll pass on the sweet tea (I like it, but my blood sugar doesn't.) You're making a feast fit for a king. Sugarplum will bring some carrots, and I've got a bag of wonderful sweet cherries I can bring.

Back to my packing, just wanted to drop by the porch for a minute. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 20, 2005 - Msg 29609:
Romeena, I guess I didnt word that exactly right.
What i was driving at was do they have a separate line for the modem, or thru a cable system?
We wouldnt want to tie up an only phone line with the computer.
We'll be praying for you while on your trip.
What day do you leave and come back so we wont be worried.? thanks
In fact here's an APB for AUH2O, fun girl, ASA and others!
MD, how goes the honeymoon? (dumb question, just seeing if ya all are awake) ha
Pappa, good to see you on the rifleman site.
Spot ,I just signed the papers for a new Chevy extended cab, HD suspension, tow package, 5.3 liter, traction control Pickup! Take delivery Sat! We'll have to get together for a comparison with your new dodge! A little porch tractor pull, ha, could be like aunt bee and her new car!
Good catfish! Love it blackened.
I like the nominee of GW. Dont want no moulage, just sayin' that he looks good, but do know were not all of that persuasion. ok, away goes the box.
MRS WILEY!! glad things are going relatively well! Was thinkin and prayin for ya.
hey to goober, HM, ky girl, charlotte and all!

July 20, 2005 - Msg 29610: Well, silly me. MDC, what you have to know about me is that I take things literally, most of the time. You worded it fine, I just didn't read it right. So now, to truly answer your question, I don't know. Perhaps Don can find that out for us. I'm thinking that they do have it, because TOM did have access at one time. From what he's said, his Web TV is broken. I'm not sure he ever had an actual computer. Anyway, I'm sure Don will get it figured out.
I leave for Mongolia at dawn Saturday, and will return in the evening on August 5. I'm very excited, anxious to get back there and spend some more time with the fascinating Mongol people in their beautiful country. Of course, I'll be equally happy to get back home, I'm sure. I'll probably keep another journal, and will be transcribing it for my family and friends who want to read it. If any of you are interested, just email me and I'll put you on the list. I still have last year's journal as well, if anyone is interested.
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 20, 2005 - Msg 29611: Hey to the PORCH! This is it...final day of work for a while...Orlando here I come! Yoo Hoo!

Mary...I'd think we'll sing that song to the tune of "does your chewing gum lose it's flavor on the bedpost overnight?". :-)

Hope ya'll are doing well...Ro..have a great trip/

We'll see you in about 10 days.


July 20, 2005 - Msg 29612: You have fun, too, Goob. While you're in Orlando, holler "Howdy, Dale and Carrie" real loud, and maybe my son and DIL will hear you. They're about 30 miles north of Orlando.
Well, I think I'll stop all this cleaning and packing and rushing about, and see if I can get a short nap. That'll be the only sleep I'll have until tomorrow night! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 20, 2005 - Msg 29613: MDC no dodge here, good trucks though,glad you are getting a NEW one ! I have a GMC one ton 4 door dully with a 7.6 gas big block...drinks the gas but I love the 4 doors for the kids...getting the fryer ready for the catfish fry!..thanks for the slaw Ro thanks for the slaw and carrots hey Goober...and oh another thing, got me a prize today a 21 inch flat screen monitor!!had a 15...Its SO neat...better on my eyes Andy [my 13 yr old] got it hooke up and going for me ....well let me get to cooking...SPOT

July 20, 2005 - Msg 29614:
Spot, I stand corrected! I looked at GMC too, but settled on the Chevy as it happened to have Onstar, and my wife felt better having that!
Maybe we can get to fire up the brown truck and we could take em out to the track, ha.
Still brutally hot here in AZ! We may get a break with risidual from emily. Sure do need it!
Say a prayer for us.
Thanks for the dates Ro, now I wont be concerned.
Hey to Hazel, Mary, Slim and others, didnt wantto forget ya.

July 20, 2005 - Msg 29615: Oops, that's "maybe we can get PAPPA BEAR to..."

July 21, 2005 - Msg 29616: MDC prayers for ya .....whew- HOT.....I-Hop this morning.....love that sausage....SPOT

July 21, 2005 - Msg 29617: WHERE IS YALL?....I-hop bound!...come on yall....SPOT

July 21, 2005 - Msg 29618: Hey Spot,I'll go with you over to I-Hop! If a talking dog can get into a restaurant,I reckon a possum can too! Let me go "slick down" and I'll be right with ya! BTW-are we putting it on the Mayor's tab? I was planning on leaving my pocketbook at home! Ha Ha
possum under a rock

July 21, 2005 - Msg 29619: Reckon they'll let an old lady with a Sugarplum in at IHOP? I want the funnel cakes with the fruit and whipped cream on top! --Romeena

July 21, 2005 - Msg 29620: Possum and Ro. yall were a site in I-Hop!..throwing the straw berrys up and catching them in yer mouth!..and yea we put breakfast on your tab Mayor....well andy and kelsey have a dentist app. .so let me get around here ....SPOT

July 21, 2005 - Msg 29621:
Boy, our MAYOR better start paying his tabs!haha
Miss Kitty at the western site is after him, and now IHOP! teehee
Anyone remember eating at Howard Johnson's?
Loved their counter service.
We have rain in the forecast for Friday eve.!!
Thank God, and I do mean thank GOD!
Prayers for our dear Ro as she goes to preach the Word!
Good special on Bob Newhart last night!
Good to see Posssum, a good dip in the pond will "slick ya down" real good, ha
Good day to all.
Mr Darlin's Cuz