September 09, 2005 - Msg 30301: So long,Gilligan

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30302: Hey folks, I here trough the grapevine that they are starting production on a Mayberry movie Starring Jimmy Kimmel as Andy and eminem as Barney with Madonna as thelma and Meatloaf as Otis the town drunk also Ryan Seacrest as Gomer plus Star Jones as Aunt Bea Should be fun and bring that spark back ! Right Guys?

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30303: "Yeah, boy!"

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30304: I miss Bob Denver

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30305: So long,Gilligan

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30306: *sniff sniff*, I smell interlopers. Big Freeze...

Asa, cousing Goober don't let anybody but kin use his tools, but I'll bring some from the garage for you to have...

Ya'll be good...


September 09, 2005 - Msg 30307: nice sweep- saw episode last night on tv land where warren and goober was in lake, andy and helen was soaked. i liked the part when andy thru goober in the lake and warren jumped. they beat everything don't you know? as far as remakes very few are worth it like bewitched,etc. no stars no matter how good can replace the originals. what do you all think? charlotte tucker, goober-- will fall ever come to our end of the porch? or are we doomed to go from summer into winter overnight? prayers for each of you. back to work on the chapter set, up. supper tonight on the mayor at applebees. good eating in the neighborhood, mayor pappa bear

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30308: I smell interlopers

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30309: I smell Goober Yo Yo

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30310: Now Now Goober, Play nice don't rile up the porch with you "interloper paranoia". Cant we all just get along? F>F>

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30311: papa know we'll go directly into winter...that's the way things happen here in chicager...


September 09, 2005 - Msg 30312: I just watched the eposode where Barney has the dog BLUE very funny stuff!P.F.

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30313: *sniff sniff*, I smell interlopers. Big Freeze.

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30314: INTERLOPER: One that interferes with the affairs of others, often for selfish reasons; a meddler.
One that intrudes in a place, situation, or activity or web site.

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30315: No entry found for Big Freeze.

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30316: Dixie - you do your best and you pray the rest. . .you will find in teaching you take joy in small accomplishments and find great reward in them as well. And to put a Mayberry spin on things - teaching today is not like Helen Crump or even Mrs. Vogel.

Romeena - so glad you have the right words. . .


September 09, 2005 - Msg 30317: Leave The Andy Griffith show as it is, We don't need a movie like that showing, Andy is number 1, I want my kids and grandkids, to enjoy the show with all the wonderful actors, and a part of the good old days. don't make a good thing bad,

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30318: So long,Gilligan

September 09, 2005 - Msg 30319: Hey Goober,
How are you doing? It's still warm in the Detroit area, too. I hope we don't go directly into Winter. I sure like my fall colors!

I hope the teaching goes well for you. I think you have to start off the year kind of tough and let the children know who's boss. Then as the year progresses you can lighten up on them a little bit, as you build relationships with them. You can do it! I will be praying for you...

I have been thoroughly enjoying your journals...keep 'em coming!

Tomorrow I will be seeing my brother-in-law again, and he seems to be doing miraculously well. Keep those prayers a coming! Thank you all so kindly!!

Here's wishing the entire porch a wonderful Mayberry Night!

Mary Wiggins

September 10, 2005 - Msg 30320: So long,Gilligan

September 10, 2005 - Msg 30321: Romeena....

You indeed encompass everything that was the true spirit of "The Andy Griffith Show", and through you and a few others, I guess it will indeed continue to live. Thank you for your understanding of another opinion/view, and of course, no intent to harm or hurt anyone was meant by my comments.

My regards to you and all the other porch folks I've come to know and love. As for your journal, I'd sure love to know how to read it as well. Your writing has always been incredible. How might I get in touch with you about this, or is it on a site?

Asa....hope to see you again soon on IM, buddy. I've got an idea on something I'd like to talk with you about.


September 10, 2005 - Msg 30322: MW - Good to hear that things are still looking up for your BIL. We'll keep the prayers flowing. As far as the'll be 90 today and snow next know how the midwest is.

Ya'll be good now...


September 10, 2005 - Msg 30323: *sniff sniff*

September 10, 2005 - Msg 30324: So long,Gilligan

September 10, 2005 - Msg 30325: You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
"Good night, David; Good night, Chet".

Depending on the channel you tuned
You got Rob and Laura - or Ward and June.
It felt so good, felt so right.
Life looked better in black and white.

I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys
Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys
Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train
Superman, Jimmy &Lois Lane.

Father Knows Best, Patty Duke
Opie, Barney Fife, and Lassie too,
Donna Reed on Thursday night--
Life looked better in black and white.

I wanna go back to black and white.
Everything always turned out right.
Simple people, simple lives
Good guys always won the fights.

Now nothing is the way it seems
In living color on the TV screen.
Too many murders, too much fight,
I wanna go back to black and white.

In God they trusted, in bed they slept.
A promise made was a promise kept.
They never cussed or broke their vows.
They'd never make the network now.

But if I could, I'd rather be
In a TV town in '53.
It felt so good, felt so right
Life looked better in black and white.

I'd trade all the channels on the satellite
If I could just turn back the clock tonight
To when everybody knew wrong from right
Life was better in black and white!

September 10, 2005 - Msg 30326: Hey, Bulbsnatcher. I'd be delighted to send you the Mongolia journal. Just give me your email address, or if you'd rather not post it here, email me at I've posted mine so many times now that it doesn't bother me anymore. I have a good spamblaster. So far, this year's journal has 14 installments, and I anticipate about two or three more. Last year's ran to 21 before it was finished! There are pictures, too, in most of them. Beautiful place, Mongolia. Oh, and thanks for the kind comments about my scribbling. I do enjoy it.

I love that piece quoted above - and indeed, I think life WAS better in black and white! I have trouble imagining that in 50 years or so, people will be looking back on this decade and calling it "the good old days." If they can actually do that, then I think I don't want to know what their society is going to be like.

You've probably heard this before, but just in case you haven't - just imagine: In about 40 years this country will be full of old ladies with tattoos and holes in their lips and tongues. I can hear it now - "Granny, what's that blotch on your hip? It looks like a big wrinkled inkblot test. And did you know you're drooling through that hole in your lip?" (teehee)

Well, gotta take the grandson out front so he can ride his bike. He's only four, no way he's going out there alone. With Warren as the current deputy, I don't feel all that safe. He'll be too busy trying to arrest Goober for pitching pennies! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 10, 2005 - Msg 30327: Yea, and just think if that tattoo started on her hip, by the time she is old will be at her ankle.:)


September 10, 2005 - Msg 30328: So long,Gilligan

September 10, 2005 - Msg 30329: Romeena you are a hoot. I had'nt thought about these tatoos and body piercings.That visual was too funny. Good night everbyddy....Slim

September 10, 2005 - Msg 30330: So long,Gilligan

September 10, 2005 - Msg 30331: I miss Gilligan Too! Aneta Corsaut.

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30332: Hey to all...gosh miss Sherry and I have been at the lake all day yesterday...sorry fot the long no posting...hope yall have been eating well..hello slim,ro,asa,goober bulbsnacher,mw,hm,pappa,hazel,possum,hilbilly and all...this morning its center cut ham,eggs your way,grits,hashbrowns,bisquits and milk gravy,hand pattyed sausage,canalope,coffee,ice cold mild and a tear from my roll of paper towels...gona read the mail....lights are on...SPOT

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30333: SPOT hows the fishing been down your way ,not so good here on Lake Hickory for some reason ,good race last night and the Busch race was good Friday night ,

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30334: Race was great..hate it some did not make it in the has been good..went yesterday and caught a half dozen love to catch the catfish and put them in the live well and play with them and then let them go...going late wed again...My Braves are making the 14th run....hope we make it..Andruw Jones hit two more homers today, man can he jack them out,Chipper hit one also...well hey to all, here at work leaving at 6 pm, back tomorrow at 6 am..tonight its slow cooked beef stew, carrots,onions,taters,all the good stuff in it...corn bread,hot peppers and sweet a big bowl full!...signed:SPOT the"dry dog with no rain" here on the southern end...prayers to all...lights are on..

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30335: So long,Gilligan

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30336: Hi All this look good to me.
This is foreveryone
Our Great and Glorious God.
Our Fther made so many things
of beauty and of light,
Inchluding flowers and leafy trees
Which are of pure delight!
He madethe mountains and the lakes,
The gemlike singing sea;
And yes, our Father up above
Has fashioned you and me!
The crocus in the early Spring,
Which pushes way through sod,
Is fashioned by the mighty hand
Of our great and glorious God!


September 11, 2005 - Msg 30337: God Bless America ! What a shame that we do not live in a time and place like Mayberry, where you never heard of events like we have heard of FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY (WE WILL NEVER FORGET)....

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30338: Good mornin porch. It's gonna be a great day. Don't ya just love fall. The morning air is crisp yet it still warms up in the afternoon. The smell of wood burning somewhere off in the distance. I live close to a migratory bird refuge. You can see the ducks and geese heading out every morning. To bad nasty old winter has to follow it. I guess that makes us appreciate spring that much more though.

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30339: September 11th,2001.. We Will Not Forget.

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30340: Hey Tom! Very nice poem! We missed you-glad to see you back in Mayberry!
Getting nice breezes from Hurricane Ophelia all day as she heads up toward NC. Hope NC weathers the storm well.
Got tons of stuff to do,so everyone have a good evening!
possum under a rock

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30341: So long,Gilligan

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30342: Hey Tom, Nice to here from a non "INTERLOPER"
God Bless This Great County!
Peace Out.

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30343: Your right Daffy, Mayberry would be nice.
Hi Tom, Possum,deputy,Aneta,Goober,Spot,Asa,Romeana and all the other pourchters!

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30344: Great to hear from Tom! I hope things are going well for you. Please visit us again real soon, you were gone MUCH too long!

Welcome to our Mayberry Porch, Daffy! Maybe you have been here before, but I believe I have not had the pleasure of meeting and greeting you. The memories of September 11 will always be with me. It is comforting to know that our nation is continuing to heal from the events of that tragic day.

Welcome to Fred also. I have read a couple of your posts, but I am afraid I have let the good graces of etiquette leave me, and I haven't said "hel-lo"! I hope you make yourself right at home here!

Report on brother-in-law. I saw him yesterday and he is doing well. He had his knee surgery on Thursday, and both legs are in braces. He can neither walk nor talk, but he finds a way to communicate! He is beginning to express some of his frustration at his situation, which is probably healthy because you need that fighter spirit. (Spot, as I recall you were in a terrible accident that required a long recovery...any words of comfort, advice or encouragement I could pass along to Mark?) Anyway, thanks for all the prayers. You all are such a huge blessing!

Well, I think I will hit the old ironing board!

Have a great Mayberry Night!

Mary Wiggins


September 11, 2005 - Msg 30346: So long,Gilligan

September 11, 2005 - Msg 30347: Check out your View/Page Source, folks. Very interesting.

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30348: Hey Fred,mw,possum,tom,...I-hop this morning send bill to possum..[hee hee] at work now...back in a bit..SPOT

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30349: Floks ought not talk to themselves like that. It makes you crazy. Maybe they've been hermitized with some chipmonks or something?

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30350: Atta boy Floyd...I was getting plum dizzy...not that it takes a lot. :-)

Good mornin to the Porch! It's a fine day here in Chicager...a little hot, but that's going to change here in a couple of days. I heard a rumor that we're even going to get rain! Yep...that's what they said! Now, I'm not saying it's been dry here...but the term "pond Michigan" has been used a bit. :-)

Hope everyone had a great Mayberry kind of weekend. Good services yesterday...had a 9/11 tribute...I even sang "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning". It was a nice service. about we start the week with another quote a-thon? That last'n was hoot! Here's one...

ANDY: But there's nothing wrong with your eyes, Goober.

GOOBER: How do you know?

ANDY: 'Cause I'm the Sheriff.

Ya'll have a happy Mayberry day...


September 12, 2005 - Msg 30351: WOW here at work one of the ladys from down stairs brought up a crock pot full of gumbo!...rice and its good...yall get some..SPOT

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30352:
Hi y'all, I'm back from a wonderful Colorado Springs vacation! It was great, a restful week!
Did not even hear of Bob Denver's passing til last night when we got in, and I got caught up on the news. Gilligan will surely be missed! Even tho 2 of the 3 seasons were in color, it was still a great show and always will be!
I have to read the archives and see what you all been up to!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30353: welcome back MDC...SPOT

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30354: Awwww! Doggone it! A few of my little pigeon friends just landed to check out the smorgasbord, and I see that one of my favorites is injured. It's a beautiful bird, a sandy beige color with dark russet markings, and the poor thing has what appears to be a broken leg. It's hopping around on one foot, with its left leg sticking out at an odd angle. If I thought I could catch it without causing it more pain and possibly more injury, I'd do it and take it to the vet. Its poor little leg could probably be repaired, but I'm afraid to try to catch it. I guess that's just the way with wild things. At least it can fly, so maybe it won't fall prey to a cat or something, and it seems to manage to eat okay. I'll put out a little extra corn this evening.

Welcome back, MDC. Did you bring back any souvenirs, like maybe a pillow that says "Colorado Sporings" right there on it?

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30355: Spot, that gumbo sounds good. I like gumbo, but I don't think I'd want any from New Orleans right now. No tellin' what might be in it!

My creaky old memory can't be trusted, so I'll ask - were any of our folks from New Orleans? I sure hope not, or any of the other hard-hit cities either, though I guess N.O. got hit the worst. What a mess. I think we're going to need the old CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) to be resurrected, and some of those folks put to work to rebuild their city, if it's to be rebuilt. That would get the job done, and give folks a paycheck at the same time. This may not be a popular view, but in my opinion, the middle class will be the most affected. The welfare folks had their checks before, and they'll have them now, whether they're in Louisiana or Indiana, those checks will find them. Their housing will still be subsidized, too. It's the folks who were buying homes, and had jobs and cars who are going to suffer the most. They're still trying to pay their way, maxing out their credit cards, draining their savings, and many of them will have no job to go back to, either. Some do - there are folks already at work in Dallas, their employers (like UPS) just transferred them. Many others, though, will have nothing. The place where they worked is gone, washed away. Many people, for the first time in their lives, will have to resort to public assistance, and this is going to be painful for them. Others, however, who are used to receiving aid, are already becoming vocal about how "they" should "give us $20,000 apiece to get started on, because 'they' didn't protect us." You know who "they" are, don't you? It's us - you and I - the taxpayers. Makes me ill.

The granddaughter of a friend has been helping out in a shelter in Monroe, passing out box lunches. She said many people open the box, look inside and either hand it back to her or throw it away, declaring that they don't like what they were served. I guess they weren't very hungry.

Sorry. I didn't mean to get into that, and I don't mean to sound unsympathetic to the horrible ordeal so many thousands of people have just come through. I'd just like to see more of them putting more effort into rising to their feet, instead of wallowing in the disaster and depending on someone else to make things right. OK - the soapbox goes back under the porch.

Sugarplum says hey! -- Romeena

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30356: Things seem a little better now. I guess I do need to figure out how to spell "folks" though. ha ha.

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30357: Hi spot and Ro,Sterling and all. No pillow, but I got one of them real indian tomahawks apparently made by that tribe of indians who live in China! haha
Just read the archives. Goood insights Romeena.
Since you and Goober are "originals" you certainly have the right to say it like it is. I hope Emmitt and Bulbsnatcher stick around!
I still like the example of Andy's "talk" to Opie when he thought Opie got fired from the store! he said it like it is too, (right thar on the porch) only to eat his own words, as we all are willing to do too! (eat our words once in a while, that is)
My vacation was truly a restful getaway. I think of how even Jesus got "away from the crowds" for a while from time to time to regroup and reconnect with the apostles and with the Father!
We are now actually considering retirement near CO Springs! We visited Focus on the Family there too. Wow, it is quite a campus and what a wonderful work that they do there!
Well, off to work i go. Ya all have a good day!
Racing this weekend in New hampshire!

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30358: Thanks Floyd. I was thinking it was the same person posting the same thing over and over. You're a real prince. Ro, don't feed that pigeon extra corn; you need to feed him mashed potatoes and fried chicken. As we all know, that can lay awful heavy on a bird, so later when he stops to rest, maybe you can grab him then and take him to the vet.
- Hazel

Barney: "I'll be right in there with you daddy, in case the evening starts to lag."

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30359: Goober: "That's the couch I was tellin' you about."

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30360: "Just keep your shirt on Gilly, the way you treat this car, you're lucky it runs at all.
Speed, speed, speed, ya dont run a car fast ALL the time ya know."

September 12, 2005 - Msg 30361: Step on a crack, break your mother's back . . .(in regards to message 30327).


September 12, 2005 - Msg 30362: ANDY: That's a fine plan, Barn. You win your girl and you lose your eye.

Now that's a small price to pay for love.

G'night Ya'll


September 12, 2005 - Msg 30363: did andy have more than one house?
I think they moved and no one else agrees.

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30364: Morning mdc,floyd,ro,goober,hm and all.....waffle house on goober this morning!...back in a bit, getting started at work..SPOT

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30365: Barney wanted to sell Andy's house but I only remember one house.

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30366: TOM: Good to see you posting again! Glad you got fied up with a computer. Very nice poem, thanks for your sentiments. Hope you got my letters.

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30367: Saw the Maybeery Band ep on season 3 dvd last night. A good barbershop scene was in there that had been cut out for commerciasls.
Floyd:"Every head is a walking testimonial."
Also a cute epilog... Shows Andy and Barney coming into the courthouse after the trip and Andy saying he didnt want to hear another instrument "in a good, loooong time" when Opie comes in playing a bugle he won as a door prize at the moviehouse!!
Have a good day!

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30368: Hey everybody! I have a few minutes to chat with you. Hope you are all well. We have been very busy around here as usual...not complaining, though. I read your post, Ro, and I have also wondered if any of our porch folks were from New Orleans or the area. I have had the blessing of being able to help out with the evacuees that are in my area (Corpus Christi). The night the busses arrived here at our Coliseum, I helped to triage people who were sick or injured. Mainly we jusat treated minor wounds but I heard some really tragic stories from the evacuees. We also had a shelter near my home and I was able to help out there some. Anyway, my experience has been a very positive one and the folks have been very thankful. Just this morning I took a sweet elderly lady named Joyce to the dr. I met her when she came in on a bus at the Coliseum and she is almost eighty and was totally alone. She had been at the convention center in New Orleans for 6 days after fleeing her home when it flooded. I found a loving family to care for her near my home and she has been recovering from her ordeal. When they finally contacted one of her relatives, they said they didn't want her. Its very sad. Anyway, she will be taken care of. We have many families in the area that have decided to stay here and find jobs and they are needing help getting started.

MDC, Colorado Springs is one of my favorite places. I dearly love it and would love to live there. Did you go to The North Pole or to Garden of The Gods?? I always stay in Manitou Springs and we go to The North Pole every time, for the kids. We like to visit in December when there is snow (I have a snow fetish).

Well, after reading those posts about tatooed old ladies, I am tempted to get one somewhere just to see where it ends up years from now...

Better go. My love to all. I will try to read the archives at some point and post again!


September 13, 2005 - Msg 30369: Oh, Ro, I wanted to tell you that I will probably be going to Fredricksburg this December and was wondering if Heather's group will be doing any singing this year at the Christmas festival. Maybe we can have a reunion at the Glockenspiel (sp?). Will you be going this year?


September 13, 2005 - Msg 30370: Hey Spot...good breakfast this morning...and I'm more than happy to pick up the tab. With the price per ding being what it is today...I've got a litte extra change.

Boo...good as always to see you. MDC...I love the CO Springs area...such a pretty place.

Pappa B, HM, Dixie, MW...ASA...and everybody else I know I forgot...good to see you.

Ya'll be good...


September 13, 2005 - Msg 30371: oops...forgot something else. Ro, I will try to email you with my snail mail address. I will be sending it from my sister's computer, so if you see an eamil address that starts with pmc, its from me. Thanks


September 13, 2005 - Msg 30372: Thanks, Goob!


September 13, 2005 - Msg 30373: Hiya Boo, if you are still around, yes Co. Springs was wonderful! Loved ZManitou Springs.
Stayed at Agate Hill Inn, just above the hill near the postOffice. We did the cograil, not the road, so did not get to see the north pole. We are alredy talking about retiring there, for our friends there said that the snow only stays a few days and is gone! My kind of snow!
Thanks for helping the evacuees! We had about 1000 here in Phx area, and most are now deciding to stay out of NO. They are getting jobs and doing well!

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30374: Also saw Garden of the Gods, tho I like what my wife called it....Garden of THE God! Quite breathtaking, as well as Cave of the Winds!

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30375: Hey, Boo! I got your email, but there was no snail mail address included. I answered by email, let me know if you get it. Also, thanks for sharing some positive words about your experience with the evacuees. I've been thinking about it, and I have the idea that experiences are going to be mostly good or mostly bad, depending on location. The buses that came to your area probably picked up most of their passengers in one place, while the buses that ended up in Monroe may have come from another area. There's often a "community mindset", for lack of a better description, and people who come from a background of being handed everything without working for it are going to be harder to deal with than folks who are in touch with their own bootstraps and know how to give them a yank when they need help getting back on their feet. I know, there are exceptions in both camps, and I'm willing to help those who are willing to help themselves, whether they came out of a suburb or a project, it doesn't matter. Boo's story of the poor lady whose family doesn't want her pretty well showcases the atti-tude of some of the people we're going to be dealing with, though. Imagine saying you "don't want" an elderly family member.

I have a good friend who needs prayers for a situation in his life Without going into details, I'll just say it is personal, has to do with family relationships and apparently, a lack of respect from people who should know better. Thanks, folks.

I'm not sure that the "TOM" who posted recently is our old friend, our TOM. I've written to him to be sure, but there are a couple of things that make me think it was not he. I'll let you know what I find out.

Well, gotta go to work. Aargh. Still, working is what pays my taxes, which will be sent to the evacuees to help them out. Hmmmm.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30376: Ro, I was thinking it was our Tom who posted # 30336. But I don't believe he was the Tom who posted # 30345. However, the Tom who posted the later message is welcome to join us... but please know we already have a Tom, so you might want to come up with another name.
- Hazel

"Andy, you'll neer be lonely as long as I'm around."

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30377: Make that "never". Sheesh
- Hazel

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30378: Evening Porch! Been reading all the posts and tend to agree with most of them, but would have to write a book to comment on all of them! Ha! I have finally started getting pretty busy with my business, & I am LOVING it! I did the cutest little Poodle today, she just wanted to play with me instead of getting groomed. I wasn't sure if I would like going to the homes to groom, but this way I get to see the dog's REAL personality. I do enjoy grooming this way. AND I don't have to tie a rope around the dog's neck to make them follow me home either!
BARNEY~That's on salt-risin' bread you know?~
ANDY~We'll get you another one.

September 13, 2005 - Msg 30379: Hard getting back into the swing of work!
Pretty bushed, so I'll just turn in for tonight.
Spot, thanks for the food, MD, hang in there,
APB for Mrs Wiley and Pappa Bear and others.
Nighty nite,

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30380: Have a Mayberry sort of day everyone!

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30381: Gonna try jennieboone you do the same! I'm off to do more puppy feet today, gotta bring this puppy to my house to groom, the lady lives in an as-sisted living community & they won't let me bathe the dog there, she is also on chemo & can't drive much anymore, so I go get her dog, bring it to my house, groom her & take her back. Very sweet lady & very sweet dog, the lady reminds me of Mrs. Mendlebright only alot littler. I haven't heard her yell about light bulbs and hot plates yet tho!
Snoop! Snoop!

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30382: Hey guys and at work...going to the lake at noon...will carch us some supper catfish hushpuppys slaw and tea...hey mavis,mdc,hazel,boo,ro,asa,pappa,goober,and all the porch...90 degrees here in ga..georgous day to boat..miss sherry says hey and my kids too...SPOT

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30383: Hi everyone!
Mavis, good to see you! Glad things are going better for you! Good to see you too Jennieboone!

Thank you Romeena!

-Sterling Holobyte

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30384: Hows everyone on the Porch. Things have busied up here on the Irish side. Rush, rush, rush !!


September 14, 2005 - Msg 30385:
Irishster, good to see you again! Hope all goes well.
DIXIE- dont get too discouraged or it will be a LOOONG career. I know from my experience that you will not get to them all! I recall one super discussion that one class and i were having about a novel that i had them reading, when, in the middle of it all, one guy asks what was on the menu in the cafeteria for that day!!! Hope you hang in there for the long haul. It will get better.
APB for mrs Wiley, fun girl, KY girl, ed sawyer, ALyce, DES and others,

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30386: I missed Dixie's post about student teaching. I assume it was something about the student teaching. DON'T get discouraged. I heard from some of my students YEARS after teaching and I had thought all along that nothing was getting through...but it was!


September 14, 2005 - Msg 30387: Well, hello porchsters! I haven't fallen off the porch yet!! Just been very busy with corn harvest and now starting peanut harvest! Busy times! turkeys start going to market tonight too! Hope everyone has been well! Haven't had time to back read yet! Looking for some cooler weather soon! We needed some rain from Ophellia but only got a .25 of an inch! Well, back to the field. Yall take care on the porch and rock em easy and look out for SPOT's tail! He can talk,Andy! He can talk!! Quiet Sam!

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30388: Well, hello porchsters! I haven't fallen off the porch yet!! Just been very busy with corn harvest and now starting peanut harvest! Busy times! turkeys start going to market tonight too! Hope everyone has been well! Haven't had time to back read yet! Looking for some cooler weather soon! We needed some rain from Ophellia but only got a .25 of an inch! Well, back to the field. Yall take care on the porch and rock em easy and look out for SPOT's tail! He can talk,Andy! He can talk!! Quiet Sam!

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30389: HEY IRISHSTER, CHECK OUT MESSAGE 30296 IN THE LAST ARCHIVE. Oops, didnt mean to do caps.
Possum- you know how it is at the apple blossom festival- no japanese lanterns, so they vote for balloons! (teehee) That must have been something to meet all those folks!

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30390: Quiet sam, didnt see ya sneak in there from the fields! mdc

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30391: Floyd: You're a wretched man Floyd Lawson, a wretched man! From "The Gay Deceiver"

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30392: Evenin' Y'all! Hey to Quiet Sam-yep,you've been a quiet one lately! Glad you came in from the fields and sat with us a bit.We didn't get much "Ophelia Rain" either-just lots of nice breezes. I think maybe Rev. Jr. is getting some rain & wind,but SC should be spared the worse of Ophelia.Sure hope it does it's thing & gets out of North Carolina soon. I keep thinking about the terrible flooding Floyd( not OUR Floyd!) caused up there a few years ago. Prayers for North Carolina.
MDC,it was a HOOT to see "Gomer"-wish I would have run into Barney,but guess he was "Glenn Ford-ing" it all over Hendersonville! Lots of folks in town,so he was probably taking countermeasures or something-ha!
Well,gonna scoot back under my rock for now-it's been a long day.Y'all have a good evening-Irishster,good morning to you across the Big Pond!
P.S. Good to see Boo & Mavis again!
possum under a rock

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30393: hey everyone,I saw the apb out for me MDC,I'm still kickin,just been real busy.Good to see Quiet Sam,To,and all the others that have been away as well.Wish I could stay longer,but,have to get up early in the morning.God bless all of you.Hope to visit more often when things slow down.-ky girl

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30394: sorry,that is supposed to say Tom-ky girl

September 14, 2005 - Msg 30395: Just read Dixie's note about the depressing aspect of teaching.

Keep your eyes in the ultimate goal. They do care for the most part, they just can't show it. Teaching is a noble profession. The benefits FAR outweigh the challanges. You kids are taking in A LOT more than they let on. Keep up the good work. Would it be out of place to pray for you?

Hello to all! Rain finally and a real Autumn feel to the air.


September 15, 2005 - Msg 30396: Morningg Porch pals.
Been way yonder to busy my own self. Too many projects to wind up before the snow flys. We actually got our first dusting of snow on Monday. Didn't hang around long though, and gonna be in the low 80's tomorrow.
Hope anyone in the way of the new hurricane are safe and dry.
Romeena, sure am enjoying those reads.
Prayers for all who need em!


Malloy: "Who are you? What's your name?"
Barney: "Puddingtame! Ask me again, I'll tell you the same!"

September 15, 2005 - Msg 30397: Asa, how can you be so heartless? Snow? Now?? It's 89 here now, will probably get into the 90's before the day is over. We have some cloud cover or it would be there already. I'm glad you're enjoying the journal - it's really fun to write. Getting near the end, though.

My little hummingbird friend is still around. He comes in every few minutes, almost all day long. My favorite part is when he comes up to my window and just hangs there, beak to glass, watching me as I watch him. Fragile little thing, but pugnacious as a bobcat. Believe me, when anybody else, including a wasp, comes around his feeder, he takes no prisoners. He perches on a phone line a few feet away, and just watches. It's hilarious.

Something is methodically digging up the ferns along the side of my house. I've got about thirty feet of ferns out there, and every night, something digs about half of them up. Needless to say, they're getting a bit tattered. Whatever it is throws the dirt onto the stepping-stone pathway along there, and I have to sweep it every day. I'm about to try setting up a video camera one night to see if I can catch the culprit. My son has one that does night-vision, very clear and sharp. Of course, I don't know what I'll do with the culprit if I find out what it is. I refuse to hurt it, and am afraid even to relocate it for fear it might have babies somewhere. Unless it's a male. In that case, away it goes, assuming I can catch it. I have a small humane live trap, but I have a hunch this is a big animal, maybe a raccoon. Still can't figure why it's digging up my ferns, though, unless it's after earthworms in the damp dirt. I have a dripline along there and the soil is always damp, and there are lots of worms.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Some enchanted eeeveninggggg, you will see a strangerrrrrr" --Clara Edwards

September 15, 2005 - Msg 30398:
That's it Ro, like in The Great Filling Station Robbery, ya gotta get that camera set up, only dont get a picture of yerself! haha Maybe it's a cat "doing his business"!! Or maybe it's posssum under a rock! ha
Hey to Spot , MD, Mrs Wiley, Boo, Hazel, Mary W,
ASA, Sterling, pappabear, ky girl, des, goober, HM, Charlotte, AFD, Tom, irishster, jennieboone and all!
ASA- if I recall, you live in Utah, right!?
Racing this weekend in London, NH ! I'll fire up the brown truck, git 'er tested and fitted with runners!
Barney: What are those green things in your cartridge belt?
Am still enjoying my season 3. Love the clarity, as on the first two. Last night was Opie's Rival with Andy spending waaaay to much time with Miss Peggy! Love the ending when Opie brings her over to the house to go fishing with them. Andy asks what's up, and Opie says, "Well, we gotta get her to handle worms without saying 'Ich!'" (:
Prayers for all Katrina and Ophilia victims, and all porchsters that need em, which I suspect is all of us! (:
Mr Darlin's Cuz

September 15, 2005 - Msg 30399: Afternoon Porchsters. Sorry I haven't been able to check in for a few days. Just been swamped at work. Got to go back through the archives and catch up. Hope everyone is well. Didn't get a drop of rain here from Ophelia. Very little wind, too. They did delay the start of school by an hour and a half one day. (don't get me started on our school district's administration and their ability to "err on the side of stupidity" almost every time).
Talk to you soon.

September 15, 2005 - Msg 30400: hello porch pals ,hope everyones doing well .I have had a busy summer ,but things look to be slowing down now .I have been keeping up on the porch happenings but have had little time to post .REV JR.... sounds like your school system
is alot like ours here in Catawba county N.C.

September 15, 2005 - Msg 30401: Well - REv Jr and Mayberry Deputy - I would say that you have the corner on "great" school boards but last year before the big snow had become the big snow, we teachers had to report in for a teacher day as the kids were already on Christmas break. All of drive in at least 4-5 inches of snow and left when it was about 6 -7 inches of snow. Our director of special education wanted to make sure that we had our Christmas meal together and then we could leave. When the caterers called and said they couldn't make it she insisted that we have our gift exchange. No one thought that was important but her and believe me it was a white elephant gift exchange so our presents weren't anything that couldn't wait. So - I think administrations don't always think so well. . .and to think most of them started out as teachers. Go figure?!


September 15, 2005 - Msg 30402: So homemaker, do you keep that white elephant in amongst yer goats?


September 15, 2005 - Msg 30403: hello asa, its howard, im afraid that mother had to go to the nursing home, and i worry over this , so much that at times i cannot sleep here at my bachelor pad in the hollywood hills. i wonder about how gomer is faring. why are there no gomer dvd sets available or are they available at weavers? i must look and see. has anyone seen leon or heard from leon? aloha, howard

September 16, 2005 - Msg 30404: Hello to the Porch from the Irish side!!

Beautiful morning here - bright and crisp, about 45 degrees. I love the autumn!

Trust all are well here, this branch of the Porch is all okay!

September 16, 2005 - Msg 30405: good morning everyone. tonight starts set up for our andy club at lincoln's railsplitters so we're busrier than i like but it'll be fun. welcome home mdc, aka wyatt. goober- great weather but the geese are confused about a flight plan going south. with a cast like that for a mayberry movie we'd better visit rafe and the flower making machine. what's the occasion, they will say and i'll tell them it's watch a mayberry movie day. spot= can we have a fish fry? wouldn't it be great with all this technology they invented a space portal we could jump back and forth at will to mayberry? i saw the episode where aunt bea worked for the counterfieters. i liked when warren was bragging about being a state police grad and could spot a phoney bill. crooks hans him one, he tells what to look for and hands the counterfit bill back to them. everyone have a great weekend, remember, i'm pulling for you. pappa bear

September 16, 2005 - Msg 30406: Asa -real nice, real nice. .


September 16, 2005 - Msg 30407: Hey everyone. Hope all are well!

Woke up to a "frigid" 55. Only hit a high of 79 yesterday. Looks like fall is here just about right on time. We've been getting soaked with the rain the last few days. Hubby had to go in 11 Tuesday nite and worked 2 16's as they had 8500 houses/businesses out of power. Wind busted 11 poles out by the local airport. But "lights are on" to everyone now.

Prayers for Bush, troops, people suffering any kind of loss from Katrina and Ophelia and those helping to get things back in order, as well as all my porch friends.


September 16, 2005 - Msg 30408: Mornin! Poor warren is not one of those characters that we look upon affectionately!!
But i did watch "The Bank Job" last night, just Glen fordin' all over the place! haha Watched en change the marque down at the grand! ( I always liked that) Saw G-Men, and no fungus of the knee!
Wow, sounds like there is a little nip in the air in some parts! Good to see you AFD.
BTW, mayberry IS still alive and well in peoples hearts from the outrpouring for Katrina victims to a nice gesture to us last week, PappaBear. While on vacation, we ran out of film on the train trip going up Pikes Peak. A man and his wife sitting across from us said they'd be happy to send us the pix he took on his digital! Got em via email yesterday!!
Have a good day!

September 16, 2005 - Msg 30409: My, what a country this is. Even in spite of all the carping and whining and blame-throwing that's spewing from some quarters, people are still willing to pitch in and try to help those who need it, and many of the evacuees are seeing the situation for what it really was. It was an act of nature, a freakish, violent storm, and there wasn't very much anyone could have done any better than it was done. There were some mistakes, of course. The first one was made a long time ago, when the inadequate levees were built. The next one was made when Louisiana refused the federal aid that was offered to them, to strengthen the levees. The third was when the mayor of New Orleans didn't order evacuation. The fourth was when a lot of people refused to leave after the order was finally given.

I just had to laugh last night, after the President's speech, as one man-on-the-scene interviewer (obviously a Democrat) tried his very best to get some evacuees at the Superdome to make some anti-Bush comments, and they wouldn't do it. He asked his questions every way he could think of, and they just wouldn't say what he was trying to get them to say. One woman finally did say that she thought the mayor should have called for evacuation sooner, and another one said that when the call was issued, she refused, saying she didn't really believe it would be that bad. "Guess I was wrong," she said. Ha! I love it! I know GW is a powerful man, but he doesn't cause hurricanes, and he can't stop them, and he can't make people do the right thing when they refuse to do it. OK, that's my soapbox for today.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"What's the matter, did the dam bust?" --Andy

September 16, 2005 - Msg 30410: Good soapbox Romeena, but to get the other oldtimers to come back, I better "tic a lock"!
(Ok, I agree, but that's all I'm sayin'! haha)
Well a whole week back at work has not been too bad, but how these power workers and caregivers do a straight 16 is beyond me!
Pappa- Have fun at your railsplitters picnic!
Look out for Yogi Bear! ha Stay out of the Crenshaw place.
Rev Jr and HM, man the stories I could tell about schoolboards! Like the time I had to track one member down for a signature.... right in the middle of his cotton field!
Well, yall have a good weekend, get to preachin' proay for the ailin' and missin' porchsters!
Thank ya kindly,

September 16, 2005 - Msg 30411: I didn't know that school board members did honest work MDC - LOL
School is fine - I am thinking of going back for a second masters degree in Special Education emphasis on Learning Disabilities. My son is very LD and I hopefully will learn more coping strategies for him to deal with it.

Take care you all - love and hugs to all. . .


September 16, 2005 - Msg 30412: HM- just dont turn him into a guina pig! haha
Yup, I needed a signature for a certain program,
I wanted to lead the NJHS, and the principal, said, Mr Jacobs is out in his field, so i drove there, walked the field in my wingtips, and got the sig I needed! That's one of many stories!
Well, looks like we are about due for a sweep!
Who will it be???

September 16, 2005 - Msg 30413: Guess my broom wasnt quite good enough! mdc

September 16, 2005 - Msg 30414: Hey to MDC and everyone!

Topped out today at a whopping 64. Feels like "The Big Freeze" compared to the wave of 90's we've had over the last month or so.

Everyone have a great weekend!

September 17, 2005 - Msg 30415: 44 degrees in this side of the Porch this morning!

Have a great weekend all. May you favourite college team do well today, unless you are a South Carolina fan ;-)!!


September 17, 2005 - Msg 30416: Hey to the proech! Cool and in the 50's here in Chicager! Hope everbody is having a great Mayberry weekend...I'm writing this from my "blackberry" device...ain't technology somethin? No matter where I'm at, I'm in Mayberry!

Ya'll be good!


September 17, 2005 - Msg 30417: hi- ho, hi- ho, off to the railsplitters i go. great to see so many folks post that have been gone awhile. i love you all. goober- is this weather the big freeze everyone talks about? ha. sure feels good. mdc- strange you mentioned the picture thing, for i was dopwntown or was it uptown, last july at the hardware store and a man with a dog pulling a small covered wagon, he puts small bags in it was passing thru and a young couple from missouri was taking pictures. i commented we never have a camera when we need one. they said they'd send me a copy. i forgot about it and middle of august they arrived with a greAT NOTE. I SUSPECT THERE ARE A LOT MORE GREAT PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT THE NEWS OUTFITS DON'T FOLLOW AROUND .just look at the porch and how mny of us there are and we're scattered all over the country and ireland. dinner on me tonight. eating at applebee's, good eating in the neighborhood, they say. besides i get a 20 percent discount and like barney said naw let's don't eat there because he didn't want to spring that extra couple of bucks. always liked barney's penny pinchin ways. pappa bear

September 17, 2005 - Msg 30418: Thanks for the Abblebees invite, but I am making a Rueben sandwich here at home! Had a hankering for a LONG time so bought the fixing yesterday! Cain't wait!


September 17, 2005 - Msg 30419: Oooooeee! Irishter, you have done flung a cravin' on me! I do love a good Reuben sandwich. I never bother making them myself, though. Some friends own a lunch-only restaurant here, and they make a Reuben that would make you slap yore pappy! I just get one of theirs when the hankering hits me. Doggone it, they're only open on weekdays, though, not on Saturday or Sunday. Guess I'll have to wait until Monday to silence that craving, but that's a long time to wait. Anybody know the incant for cravin'-silencing?

Well, gotta run. Today would be the third birthday of the little grandson we lost, and his other grandma and I are going out to the cemetery. It's a sad time, yes, but bittersweet as well. We all learned a lot from that experience, about God's supportive, comforting love and grace. I learned a lot of respect for my son and DIL as well, as they conducted themselves so beautifully through it all. My DIL is active in a support group, helping others to cope, and has really shown herself to be a person of great strength and maturity.

Have a lovely Mayberry day, everyone. There's the faintest tinge of coolness in the air today. Sure feels good! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 17, 2005 - Msg 30420: Hey Everyone! This is my first time on the porch.
It a sunny warm day here in Mt Pilot and the Blue Heron just stopped by for a snack at the pond. Hope all are well !- Mt Pilot Fun Girl

September 17, 2005 - Msg 30421: Hello to the person in Chicago, my Auntie lives up there, She's a Nun and didn't see TAGS until she came here to visit in March, now she's HOOKED!! ---Mt Pilot Fun Girl

September 17, 2005 - Msg 30422: Well. y'all can get on back to your visitin', just stopped by to say hey. Have a good day, ----Mt Pilot Fun Girl

September 17, 2005 - Msg 30423: Hey to Mt Pilot Fun Girl! Welcome to the porch...we're happy to have you! Chicager is a fine place...and we like our nuns! :-) Come back and visit often!

Pappa be careful out there splitten them rails...RO...God Bless you and your family today. I'll go to Applebeas with you...I love their hot wings...or anyone's wings! ;-)

Ya'll have a good Saturday!


September 17, 2005 - Msg 30424: Thanks for the invite Goober and Earlie Gilley says Hey! (His place is just up the road from us)

I'll be back & I'll tell my Auntie in Chicago to stop by too, All the Best

Mt PIlot Fun Girl

September 17, 2005 - Msg 30425: Hey to all and our new Porchster, Fun Girl.

Getting ready to listen to Bama play online :)

Man, I HAD to make two Reubens. Man were they good!! Hadn't has one in YEARS!!!

From the Irish side!


September 17, 2005 - Msg 30426: The best incant for a Reuben craving
Go down to Foley's market. Pick up some corned beef thinly sliced, some sauerkraut, some thousand island dressing, asn some swiss cheese. Take it home, lighlty coat your health grill with olive oil, slap her on there for a couple minutes, and perfection!

I may have to go make another!


September 17, 2005 - Msg 30427: Hey,
Did ya hear? About 2 years ago, finally, The Dillards (The Darlin' Boys) played at Carnegie Hall, which was difficult for bass player - story teller-author, Dillard lyricst, Mitch Jayne to do, as he is almost deaf.
I am so glad to have found you, "family," dedicated to the memorization and appreciation of Anj dialog. I've got to go now and watch my cousin Goober wash his car. More Power to ya.
Lora Lee Hobbs