September 25, 2005 - Msg 30546: on our saturday's paper american profile is about andy and his faith. picture on cover. wow what a treat. asa- my mouth is watering after you said you were having chilli. i love chillie with oyster crackers, grilled cheese, with pickles on the side. goober- chilli exhaust- don't know scripturely but if we can refine it we can build a mayberry with the millions made. lots of dings? romeena and plum-- that is one game i'd love to have seen.irishster- great sermon, bama football too? the lord worksin mysteriously wonderful ways. marry wiggins- that breakfast sounded so good i could taste it. christmas is right around the corner, how about we get you a new ironing board for asventure sleeping, with your name on it? ky girl- is your son at fort jackson? i did my drill sgt time there. hazel- do you like homemade beef stew? idaho is pretty. possum- i agree when something is going on in aan area it would be great if everyone in that region checked in if nothing else, we're ok, more later. type message. charlotte tucker- do you deliver your chilli down lincoln way? boo- so great having you home on the porch. spot. rev,jr, mqayberry deputy and the rest of the folks, a big hello to you. mdc- let's go shoot some marbles? then sit on the porch and visit like we did so many years ago. everyone have a great week, you'll be in my prayers and thoughts. why don't we post gas prices in our area's starting next friday? aa prize for the highest and the cheapest. pappa bear

September 25, 2005 - Msg 30547: Dont know about Friday, but gas here today was $5.09 a gallon


September 25, 2005 - Msg 30548: Hey Irishter - my son and I went to a Mitch McVicker concert last nite and he had a Irish bass player named Sami (Sammy) Horner - not sure of the spelling. He was great and very funny. He lives in Scotland now. I didn't take enough money with me to buy all the CD's I wanted and t-shirts too.

Anyone getting the chance to here Mitch - go. He used to be a roommate and friend to Rich Mullins.

A busy weekend - the fencing for this section is almost completed.


September 25, 2005 - Msg 30549: Hey all,There was a preacher using a visual object lesson in his sermon. He had 4 worms. He put one in a jar of alcahol. Another he put in a jar of cigarette smoke. Another he put in a jar of chocolate. The other he put in a jar of dirt. the next Sunday he opened the jar of alcahol and the worm was dead. The jar with cig smoke was next,the worm was dead,the next was the jar of colate, the worm was dead .The last was the worm in dirt.Of course the worm was alive. The preacher asked,"What does that tell you?" A lady in the back said "It tells me you can drink alcahol,smoke cigarettes,eat chocolate and you won't get worms." Some people are that short sighted huh? Slim

September 25, 2005 - Msg 30550: Hahaha, Slim! That's funny! I can pass up the alcohol and the cigarettes, but don't get between me and my chocolate! That could be dangerous.

Irishter! Are you serious?? Gasoline is $5.09 a gallon there? And I'm grumbling because I had to pay $2.79 for regular. Good grief! I hope you don't have to drive any great distances at those prices. That's just terrible.

I think I'll take my car over to Wally's and see if Goober can do something to it to make it get better mileage. This 2004 I've got now only gets about 15.5 in town. My 1999 got 18.5. Of course, the 1999 burned premium, and the 2004 burns regular, so I guess it evens out.

Reckon the milkman still has Dolly and that wagon? I wonder if he'd loan them out? I need to make a trip to see my kids in a few weeks, and I think I could buy hay for Dolly a lot cheaper than I can buy gas for my car.

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

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30551: i mentioned last night about this great article on andy griffith from the american profile magazine last night. just read it and here is the web site. www. it was in midwest edition. goober, charlotte tucker have you seen it? just wanted to share it. i think sharing gas prices is one way we could share something. what do you think? irishster- in europe prices have been near 5.00 a gallon for some time. but we just got used to it in germany.thanks for sharing. slim- i loved the visual sermon, thanks for sharing it. romeena- don't worry we will make sure your chocolate keeps a rolling.question- dolly may be cheaper and the fertilizer good but who cleans up after dolly if we had her? breakfast on me at the diner. remember barney telling the waitress he wasn't very hungry and ordered a breakfast enough for three. where's spot? homemaker- sounds like it was a great concert. pappa bear

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30552: slim- i'm sure everyone enjoyed the sermon, with the possible exception of the worms. ha. with so much bible prophicy being fulfilled i heard a great comment- the lord may return in 5 minutes or a million years but when we die this man made world has ended for us. so when will christ come? at our physical death. pappa bear

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30553: Breakfast menu is as follows...eggs your way,grits with butter and bacon bits,bisquits and milk gravy,center cut country ham,hand pattyed sausage,oj,coffee,h20...and a tear from my roll of paper towels..Good Morning to all...SPOT

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30554: Hey all - enjoy the conversation here. We are had bordered in the $5 a gallon mark for a while. It has been up and down around that since we have been here in 1995. The exchange rate has improved a little so it is back down closer to that now.

Enjoyed the worm illustration :)


September 26, 2005 - Msg 30555: I enjoyed the worm presentation as well - I could just see but like Romeena - don't get in between me and my chocolate.

There is a great flash video on If you go to "Where to Send" page - scroll down and you will find the video link. It will bring a tear to your eye.

Romeena - glad you weren't blown away by Rita.

Take care everyone!!


September 26, 2005 - Msg 30556: Ha! Chocolate is to me what whiskey is to Otis!:)


September 26, 2005 - Msg 30557: Asa - when chocolate makes you ride a cow. . .that I GOTTA SEE!! Ha ha

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30558: Thanks for the laugh, Slim! :)

And thanks for the prayers Hazel, Kygirl, Boo, and everyone else! They are much appreciated and I do believe they are helping. Oh, and Boo, Kai is doing just fine. We just had her late(her birthday was on the 21st) birthday party at my folks house, and she had a great time. I made her a Boo-Bah cake that she had been asking for for weeks. And she doesn't even watch that show(they are like the Teletubbies on PBS).
And thanks for the suggestion on looking back at happier times. I do like to do that although lately I seem to be looking back more and doing more wishing than living in the here and now. But you're right. Seeing those things when you are down can make you feel better and make you realize that there are ups and downs all the time.

Here's another chocolate lover. Lately I have been eating those Mega-M&M's. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30559: just saw the first show of green acreas and mayor pike was in the beginning part of it. swaw a minister last night that said, noone knows when christ will return. 5 min or a million years, however when we die the world as we know it dies with us. he further said satan is having his days now and we need to focus on the positive things christ taught us. sterling- did you bump your head with one of those mega m&m's like in the commercial? spot- thanks for breakfast. tommorow it's breakfast at then blue bird diner on your mayor. asa- easy on the chocolate cause you know where otis always stayed. ha./ homemaker- thanks for the info. I HOPE YOU ALL CHECK OUT THE WEB SITE I TOLD YOU ABOUT IN MSG # 30551. IT WAS A GREAT ARTICLE ON ANDY. PAPPA BEAR

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30560: Pappa- Here's a good one for you, heard on a radio talk show yeasterday that Russians near Alaska are using giant electomagnets to change the weather! Supossedly huge ones were shipped up there about ten years ago. Something to put in you pipe and smoke, eh??!! Sounded very convincing, but I've yet to find anything on the net about such a thing.
I'll trade ya 3 steelies for some clearies and a few cat-eyes! (One marble player to another)
Thanks for the declaration!
Checking in Chickie baby- all OK here in Phoenix.
Gas at 2.89. Ro, I'm getting 22 mph with my new 05 Chevy truck!
Homemaker-- On Guard! ha (re-read your last post
and you'll get it)
Good to see Slim again, where's MRS WILEE and Quiet Sam, and others?
Sterling, Call the man!
MW- Good news on your BIL!
Spot and Miss Sherri, there goes one of the classic romances of all time!
Irishster- good sermon topic. Heard a good one Sunday on enemy's deception, like shills in a casino, yelling I won after pouring tokens in the collection tray before others get there!
OK, for the ole Orange and Blue, "Mayberry Union High, Victory is yours well nigh..."

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30561: That's 30548, HM ! mdc

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30562: Gas in Indiana - well, the price of gas in Indiana is 2.79 but if you buy $100 at Kroger they will take 10 cents off of your next fill-up!


September 26, 2005 - Msg 30563: Who needs gas? I'm still trying to recover from my chili Saturday night.


September 26, 2005 - Msg 30564: Glad Rita was not a direct hit or we would all need Asa's chili for our gas! ha
Looks like most of the refineries are ok! Thank God.

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30565: BTW, good sweep papabear. Looks like a good strong wind swept the porch! Good thing we nailed down the rockers!

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30566: Wow, HM, that sounds like one heck of a deal! Ten whole cents off your gas bill?? ha.

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30567: Evening Y'all. Pappa Bear,that article on Andy G. was also in the SC edition of American Profiles-really enjoyed it. I hope anyone without access to that newspaper supplement will check out the website.It's a must read for Andy fans.
Hey Sterling,got any leftover Boo-Bah cake? Laci loves those Boo-Bahs! Only problem is that PBS seems to have bumped them from the Fall schedule.I looked all through the tv guide listings,but no Boo-Bahs! Guess it's time to run to Walmart for Boo- Bah tapes!
Gas here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina is running about $2.77 a gallon for unleaded. Rev.jr or Quiet Sam could tell you if it's any higher in the Upstate.If it gets to $5 a gallon,I'm gonna do like Otis and ride me a cow!
Well,guess I'll get ready to hit the ironing board.Y'all have a good night!
possum under a rock

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30568: Hey guys. I don't know if there is an APB out on me but here I am. Whew! Student teaching is no joy ride but I will pull through! Have no doubts about that!

Please accept my profound apologies for skipping out on you guys. I'm sorry.

Hey did anyone wacth the TV Land tonite? They showed the episode where Opie wrote the essay about the Battle of Mayberry. Classic. I'm usually more partial to the black and white episodes but this one was very entertaining!

Gotta go


September 26, 2005 - Msg 30569: pappabear, I found the web site but I can't find the Andy story.


Hey to Dixie.

September 26, 2005 - Msg 30570: Hey, everyone. MDC, that giant magnet story sounds like the predictions made by a man I knew once years ago. Remember when solar panels first gained popularity, and a lot of people installed them to help out with their electricity bills? Well, this guy predicted that with those things "pulling all the solars out of the air," we were going to use them all up and the sun would go out. Giant magnets? Good grief! Any giant magnets powerful enough to change the weather would yank cars off the roads and planes out of the air, to say nothing of pulling the fillings out of our teeth! Now wouldn't that be a sight?

A friend and former co-worker is moving back to this area and has moved in with me for a while. She's a nice gal, and a good friend, and I think we're going to have fun. I'm glad I have some spare bedrooms and don't have to sleep on the ironing board, though.

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

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30571: Hey to the Porch and greetings to all.

Big news here that the IRA has supposedly destroyed all their weapons, but there is no real proof. Thay had some fellas watch it, but there are no pictures and no proof that they are all gone. Only the ones the governments had records of. What a mess.

Gas is $5.27 a gallon as the closest gas station.

Or, as we say here, petrol is 1.14 a litre at the garage (but garage rhymes with carriage) ;-)


September 27, 2005 - Msg 30572: good morning dears--- mdc- those magnets might settle a little heavy chest. you want my lucky marble. gas prices central illinois are averaging 2.86 a gallon but i figure within two weeks we will all report over 3.00 A gallon. asa- can we bottle your chilli and sell it as a gas stretcher. ha. irishster- prayers that ireland finds peace. it is such a beautiful country. dixie- we understand how busy getting settled into a new job can be, but i think you'll make A great teacher and we'll leave the lights on. romeena= when your looking for a parking place one of those weather magnets might be handy? what would those magnets pull out on a feller like judd? just hope you have a great week.sugarplum. possum== couldn't you just see us all riding a cow, barney directing cow traffic. sterling holobyte- i agree it is great to wish for those long lost days of yesterday but we can make make it a mayberry way one person in every town life style. it is long past due for our nation to revisit the basic life values of the 1930's- thru 1950's and family values, not to duplicate everything just to adapt the things that worked so well, obviously, today's system isn't working. imploding soap box- poof. little boom, gone. well i better take out the trash before they run, remember when folks just burned there garbage when they got a chance? pappa bear

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30573: Mornin to the PORCH! Hope everbody is havin a Mayberry day...Dixie, my wife is just about half way through her student teaching for a local high school. She's gonna be an enlgish teacher, of all things. It amazes me how much work is required by a student teacher...and for no pay. That's a HUGE sacrifice, and certainly weeds out all those but the ones who really have a heart and desire. Good luck and God bless in your work!

Hey to papa, Irishter, RO, Asa, Possum, MDC, HM and sterling...Spot...some steak and eggs would be great this morning, you up for a trip to the cracker barrel?

Saw that Don Adams died yesterday...very sad...always liked "get smart"...just dumb enough to fit right in.

Went to the local K-mart last night for a few cases of caffeine...could NOT beleive my eyes when I walked in and all the Christmas decorations are up...right down to Santy Clause holding my diet coke. I stood there...full slack jawed and mouth open...looking like a cow looking at a new gate...just didn't know what to make of it. This is still september, at least I think it is....

Ya'll be good...


September 27, 2005 - Msg 30574: OH!
I zigged, when I should've zagged...



September 27, 2005 - Msg 30575: We went to K-Mart this weekend too Goober and was amazed at all the Christmas items that were out. I was ready to here Silent Night streaming through the speakers and not the be-witching sounds of Halloween.


September 27, 2005 - Msg 30576: Goober, I'm with you, hon. Christmas decorations up in September just turn me off. Could we at least get Halloween out of the way first? Long ago I accepted that Christmas stuff will appear before Thanksgiving, but in September?? C'mon, folks! Isn't that just a trifle TOO commercial? I'm glad Ben doesn't do that over at the department store. Oh, and Goober, whenever you feel like being bold, why you just go right ahead!

It's a bit cooler here today. Looks like the forecast for the next week is for the temps to average about ten degrees below what we've been having. In other words, high 80's and low 90's. Still not pansy-planting weather, but it's a start.

Well, have a good day, folks. Oh, and be careful about answering your door. I heard those gypsy folks are back again, selling those dangly earrings and stuff. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30577: HM and RO...I went to the girl at the counter and asked if Ben Weaver was running the place now...she gave me such an odd look...said she'd never heard of Ben Weaver...imagine that!


September 27, 2005 - Msg 30578: Sometimes, I just don't know if I'm bold or not!


September 27, 2005 - Msg 30579: Love & prayers to all on the porch. My Grandson sang Give Me Oil In MY Lamp on Sunday AM service.I had'nt thought about it but some of my church family said it was very fitting that we have no shortage on God's oil.Thanks to Him.Our pastor also preached from Matt:25. It was'nt planned that way either. It was a great feeling to know that God is still in control.Slim

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30580: Good sentiments about those old life values, Pappa bear! You know, people can say what they want about those days - "living in the stone age" - and such, but it did work well, didn't it.

Sorry Possum, no Boo-Bah cake. We left it with my parents. They are always having our nieces and nephews come over so I thought they would probably like to eat the rest of it up.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30581: MDC - you "foiled" me again!


September 27, 2005 - Msg 30582: Hey gang...gona read the mail..going to the fair tonight..its in town...."ring the bell 5 times"...will have supper in a bit...SPOT

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30583:
HM- Good point! ha
pappa- glad you said "the things that worked" cuz I got to thinking that Chicago in the 30's was tommy guns etc! Yikes!
Here's an item that will blow you away (no pun intended). The name "Katrina" comes from Greek and German words meaning "to purify." Could be coincidence, but those names are picked way in advance.
Dix- good to see you are surviving! hang in there and you'll be fine! keep up the good work.
Sterling- I sent you an answer. Pryers for you and all porchsters. God blees.
Slim- that is one powerful chapter. Two great parables, and then His admonition for us to feed and clothe our brothers and sisters!
APB for Mavis, Jelsik, Rafe, DES, Salty Dog, AUh20 and others.
have a good day

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30584: Spot, watch for those bent gun sights too!ha mdc

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30585: ROMEENA .. what is your opinion of chiropractors,my wife had to start seeing one this week ,are they considered good by MDs

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30586: Tonight its fried chicken,mashed taters,green beans,corn on the cob,sliced tomaters,slaw...tea...SPOT

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30587: Ro, how are the babies doing who came in from Houston?

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30588: Hey guys. Thanks for the encouragement. Ya'll are my rock.

Irishter So you really do live in Ireland huh? See how well I pay attention. Sometimes I swear I would leave my head at home if it wasn't attached to my neck. I want to go to Ireland one day and look at all those beautiful rolling hills in the country. Then I want to see Rome and Berlin and France and Haiwaii and Alaska and Australia and... the list goes on and on.

Well everyone seems to be in good spirits lately so keep it up! Keep it up!

:) Smile it increases your face value:):):)

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30589: Mayberry Deputy, I think chiropractors are like MDs - there are good ones and bad ones. They definitely have their place for certain things, and many MDs will refer to them when it's indicated. The litmus test is that many insurance carriers will pay for chiropractic treatment. You can bet they wouldn't do that if they weren't beneficial.

MDC, to be truthful, I don't know. I presume they're okay. I haven't worked since last Thursday night, and I wasn't in the nursery, so really don't have much information. It's a pretty safe bet that if things weren't going well, there would have been plenty of talk, so I think they must be okay.

My daughter hosted a nurse who rode up on a bus from Houston with some nursing home patients who were being taken in by a facility there in Fredericksburg. The girl had her little son with her, and my daughter said they really enjoyed the experience. She's gone back to Houston now.

Well, time for some dinner. Is Spot cooking, or are we on our own? Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30590: Hey to sugarplum

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30591: Oops, that's me Romeena.
Dear Don Adams has passed on! I reaaly laughed my head off at that show. Loved 99, chaos, the chief, larime, etc. He had the first cell phone ya know! ha, in his shoe, no less. God bless 'im!
Guess were on our own for supper, Ro,
have a nice evening dears,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30592: Another oops, I see spot DID make supper in 30586! sorry spot and thanks, delish! mdc

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30593: Another oops, I see spot DID make supper in 30586! sorry spot and thanks, delish! mdc

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30594: Now I'm eatin two meals, geesh!

September 27, 2005 - Msg 30595: Hey Romeena. Just a thought for you.
When I bought a new truck a few years back, although the lower octane gas was ok, I was very disappointed with the mileage. After several fast tankfuls I took a whim (yep, didn't change my underwear that day) and tried a tankful of the high octane and whamo! My mileage doubled. There was no difference in performance with the different fuels, no pinging or lack of power, but my mileage truly doubled. So you may want to give it a try and see. Although you pay more at the pump, if it increases your mileage much at all, you more than make it up. I would check with your mechanic first just to make sure the higher octane won't damage your engine, but I would think it would be ok. Usually you risk damage if your engine wants the strong stuff and you give it the lower grade. Anyway, just an thought. Might save you a few dings.


September 28, 2005 - Msg 30596: top of the morn to the porch, i'll bet you thought i was from ireland and had a pot of gold. just thought that would wake us up. asa- good tip but i was wondering if you got better gas milage because of the higher octane or not changing underware? i want to do this right, ha. mdc- who could forget don adams when he was captured or the chief caught him saying the words would you believe and when they said no he"d say well would you believe---- always got down to i have a midget who will be coming any minute and boy are you in trouble. i think back to the basics a lifestle of not dating what works, living the book of proverbs, and seperating the wheat from the chaffe. my dad used to say( pick out a lifestle you are comfortable with and no matter how much or how little you make live that way for sometimes you'll make a lot and at times much less but if you maintain the same level of lifestyle and values, use common sense, believe and practice what god has taught us, in the end you will be ok.) pappa bear

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30597: romeena- when spot can't cook, do you think the plum could cook a little southwest flair? dixie- the road traveled is often difficult but the end result is great. if you can make a difference in one persons life teaching, think how many lives over that persons life that they will teach, all because something you said or an act of caring. spot- thanks for supper, my i love your cooking, makes me think about hybernating till spring with a smile on my face and a happy tummy. thanks. mayberry deputy- are you getting ready for winter yet? i wonder where rev jr is holding up at? goober- the cost of living makes you think old ben is running the globe, doesn't it. how about us waking up friday morning to 38 degrees? sterling- i agree, we spend way to much time focusing on the issues of the day instead of sticking with a may6berry life style. the show taught us a lot, like even in the turbulant 69's if your consistant with your values, right with god and not chase every shiny thing that comes along or new fad you'll be rich where it counts with god and those lives you touch even briefly. homemaker- did you ever notice the stores put out holiday stuff they have in the store room that they didn't sell at seasons end at a discount, would you look at there mark up. mayberry quote- and i ain't been moon shinning since... aw, um, at least so's you could notice- rafe hollister. i pray each of you have a safe day and return to the porch tonight and have a cup of hot chocolate with marshmellow in it, and watch the harvest moon rise. pappa bear

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30598: Why thanks pappabear. That was nice, real nice. I finally did change my underwear and my gas mileage stayed good though.:)

How about breakfast today at IHOP? Homemaker is buying. Thats good of her to offer.

Dixie, I was reading an article last night from a church leader in my church that got me to thinking of you. Itwas on teaching, and although the message was on teaching the gospel, I thinks its application is good in all teaching. Simply stated it was you need to truly love your students. It will be hard to ever really connect to them if you don't. Now I imagine that could be a real challange with some kids, but if you can find a way to do it, think of the change you might make in his or her life. Just thought I'd share that with you.

MDC, try keeping it down to one breakfast today. I was unable to get seconds of spots dinner last night.:)

Hope your day is wonderful.


September 28, 2005 - Msg 30599: Doing make-ups of state mandated testing in my room. The two I have now are no strangers to the ISS room (in school suspension) and yesterday, they both went back there to do "their time." The assistant principal couldn't believe there were no problems. Granted - both boys have difficulties but with my personality of no nonsense - we get along fine. I guess I was meant to be a special ed. teacher. One student I had during the regular testing I wanted to pinch his little head off but that is another story altogether. I know the backgrounds on both of these boys and there is nothing at home for them. That is what is so sad.

Now Asa - I would love to treat everyone to IHOP but can't we go to the diner instead? IHOP tends to lay heavy on my chest.

Well - take care! even you ASA!


September 28, 2005 - Msg 30600: P.S. Dixie - I hope you get to visit all the places you want on the salary of your chosen profession.


September 28, 2005 - Msg 30601: Haha- HM you made me laugh out loud! (lol)!
Thinking back to my own teaching experience,
in 1972 my first contract was for $5,550!
Sure it's a little better these days! $7000 maybe, haha
I see our mayor is waxing philosophically again! Hey mayor, you been tapping into that courthouse crock again! ha --just kidding, very good thoughts!
ASa- if ya eat two dinners youcan skip breakfast. teehee.
Good day to all!
"One cot, one blanket, one cracked mirror!
We just can't mollycuddle these guys."

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30602: test

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30603: I always test now because this crazy computer of my sister's always bumps me off line!

Hope you are all well. I had to laugh at the chili comments because it seems we always start talking about chili about this time of year! Of course, its been 100 degrees here for 8 or 9 days straight, which is an all time record. We are all so sick and tired of it and when you go to Wal Mart and see Christmas decorations and you are still sweating from coming in from the parking lot (its about 120 degrees walking on that asphalt), it just seems real WRONG.

Hey Ro and MDC, I have (had) an Aunt Freda too. No kidding! She just passed away a month ago and was 96. I inherited a beautiful quilt that she made. Its white with pink flowers and will be used on my daughter's bed when she is older.

Good to hear from you Sterling and I'm relieved that your baby girl is doing well and that she enjoyed her birthday.

Well, better go...lots to do! Bye!


September 28, 2005 - Msg 30604: Pappa, now you have me searching the web for a boxed set of "Get Smart!" I loved his "would you believe" bits. He may be doing them right now in front of St Peter tryin' to get in! ha. Funny man, God rest his soul.

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30605: Boo, good to see you, still hot here too!
105 this Sat for the big USC game!
Hey, TALLADEGA coming up MD. Hope the new wife will let ya watch!

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30606: Just time to pop in before bed. What a weather day on the side of the prch, heavy rain 55F, and 65 mph winds!!

Calmed down now though.

NO sign of Christmas here yet folks - thankfully!



September 28, 2005 - Msg 30607: MDC - "Missed it by *** that much!" my favorite Get Smart line. My dad said that Kentucky and Indiana are talking about a 4 day school week for kids due to rising energy costs. Some places in KY are already doing that and teachers go in Fridays for planning sessions. We will see! One less day of itinerant teaching works for me and my gas tank. There are some days I travel almost 100 miles to make it to my schools (three different counties).

How many Aunt Thelmas are there out there - "would you believe" I had/have two! Ha Ha

Take care everyone. . .


September 28, 2005 - Msg 30608: P.S. again - sweet dreams Irishter. . .


September 28, 2005 - Msg 30609: Good thoughts, pappa bear. Thanks! And yes, the Plum said she'd be happy to cook for the gang, but I must warn you - she puts carrots in everything!

I'll miss Don Adams, too. "Get Smart" was one of those shows, like several others, that weren't really appreciated in their first run, but get funnier with time. I still enjoy "Green Acres" and they're on the TVLand marathon today. Doggone it, I have to leave for work in a little while, so will miss a lot of it. But woohooo! This weekend is the Mayberry Marathon! I probably won't get too much else done, but I'll have a good time.

Well, guess I'd better get ready to go. Have a nice evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30610: Don't have an Aunt Thelma,homemaker,but I did have a "Mrs. Wiley" on the phone as a customer today! Oh,how I was tempted to ask "How do you do Mrs. Wiley?",but they record our calls and I didn't want anybody over in the verification dept. to think I was a nut or something!(They don't look like TAGS fans to me!)
I have an Aunt Sue however-anybody have one of those?
Asa,all your underwear talk reminds me of the time I was sitting next to a gentleman on a flight from Chicago (Goober's turf!) and he mentioned that his luggage had gotten lost.Then he remarked that it was ok,because he was a man and guys can get 4 uses out of one pair of underwear- inside,outside,front and backwards! Needless to say,I hunkered over a little bit closer to the window of the plane when he said that! Ugh! Ha Ha True story! Before I gross y'all out any further,I'll bid you all a good night!
possum under a rock

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30611: Mini-meatloaf and cheesy hash brown casserole for supper. . .any takers?

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30612: You crack me up possum. People will share the durndest things with complete strangers.
I can just see you, a lone little possum, huddled up in the corner of the seat, shivering and cowering.:)


September 28, 2005 - Msg 30613: Who's cooking that dinner?


September 28, 2005 - Msg 30614: All right, all right, I'm fixin it! Sheesh! Good 'ol wienies and beans tonight! Will someone please set the table?
- Hazel

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30615: Hazel the wienies and beans are great...just got back from the North Georgia State had a blast...SPOT rode too many rides!...gona read the mail...will be have breakfast in the morning...hello to all!...back in just a bit..hey mdc,boo,asa,ro,irishter,possum,and all ...SPOT

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30616: Evenin' folks.
Just one more thing about katrina, then
I'll tick a lock. Besides the name meaning, I have also read that the storm hit one day before
NO annual 'day of decadence'. Yup, a real name of a real day in NO. Ok, I am blowing up the
the box, bluey!
Here's some Mayberry trivia:
Did they ever play cards in the courthouse or just checkers?? hmmm, put on your thinking caps.
Answers tomorrow.
nite all,

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30617: I remember Andy and Barney playing cards. Otis tried to help Barney out, with very little success.

That dinner (belch) was (burp) nice Hazel, real nice.

September 28, 2005 - Msg 30618: Yup, played gin rummy!

Morning all.


September 29, 2005 - Msg 30619: as the sun comes up over mayberry, wake up sleepy- doos. ha. mdc, ro and others in het area goober, ct and i will send you 20 degrees of our cooler weather if you want. question to ponder, there is only your answer, so no right or wrong;;; has anyone ever seen a sun rise the instant it rises or do we watch the process of the sun rises and sunsets? how's this? bumber sticker- consciousness;; that annoying time between naps. here are some things you might not want to say to a cop::: 1. i can't reach my license officer unless you hold my beer. would you like a cold one. 2. sorry officer i didn't realize my radar detecter wasn't plugged in. i hope cuz if don adams uses the would you believe on saint peter he may end up below even the basement- have no fear our lord has a sense of humor so i think he'll be ok. hazel if we cross your weeinie and beans with asa's chilli what will we get? what a weekend on the horixon as mayberry deputy pointed out talladega racing as good as it gets unless you have to seperate them and make them put up there toys, ha. and someone pointed out mayberry 48 hour weekend on tv land. possum- congrds on your phone control cause i would have said "how do you do mrs wiley and may i have this dance, thank you very much." and i suppose when i told the boss i was just a people person, he would say go out and join the masses.some folks just nasty away cause they can't loosen there ties or necklaces a bit from time to time. ro- the plum can back spot up cooking, i;m sure all those carrots will improve our fuxxy vision, don't you. now were at the end of my rambling- state tunned for tommorows flashes (won't everyone have fun with that) signing off. yours truly- pappa bear

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30620: Interesting about Katrina and New Orleans, MDC.
You think someone is trying to tell us something?

The weenies and beans sound good, Hazel. I'll also take that Meatloaf as I like that as well.

Pappa bear, in answer to your question to Hazel about mixing weenies and beans and Asa's chili... I think we may get the solution to our gas crisis. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30621: Gas it up, chickies!

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30622: Wonder how much per ding that would go for?


September 29, 2005 - Msg 30623: OK, I may be wrong, but the only eps I can recall card playing was that one with Otis that asa mentioned, and the one where Barney playing gin with Gentleman Dan, who proceeds to knock a card on the floor to get barneys gun. Seems like all the rest are checker games.
Funny stuff pappabear. Can you picture Don Adams up there after going thru the routine and then saying "I missed getting in my THIS much!" ha
Have a good mayberry day.
TALLADEGA zoom zoom, looks like Elizabeth crwley going thru again.
Mr Darlin's Cuz
OPIE: Pa, when I'm with Karen I get a big lump in my throat, my ears ring, and my knees get all squiggly. Does that mean I'm in LOVE?"
ANDY: Well, either that, or you got a real bad case of measles!"

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30624: I still think Mary Wiggins should have won the beauty contest!

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30625: goober- 2.50 per ding and rising. how high is the gas mamma. cuz- if don adams and little buddy arrived at the same time doing their routines then st peter might need a quart of shine and he doesn't drink. ha. what's for supper? is floyd cooking or barney on his hot plate? ha. pappa bear

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30626: 69 cent special at the diner today

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30627: does anyone know the meaning of yesem is for yesmam only or have i heard opie say yesem pa help got a bet on this

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30628: #30627, as far as I know, it's just yes'm and yessir, the yes'm being for ladies and the yessir for men. That's how it was in South Texas. I don't recall hearing Opie say yes'm to Andy. Anybody else got a comment?

Folks, the "Tom" who has been posting recently is not, repeat NOT, our own TOM. I thought it was an interloper, just had a feeling, so I wrote to our Tom, and he said it was not he. He is still trying to get online, and "hopes to be able to buy a used computer before too long." So, what do you say, folks? Are you all still game to help him out? I think the simplest way, if you will trust me, is to just send me whatever you feel you can/want to contribute, I'll put it all together and send a money order to the church deacon who contacted him a few months ago. He said he would be willing to make the actual purchase and set the computer up. Anybody that wants in on this, and I remember that several of you did, just email me and I'll send you my snail mail address.

This is from TOM, the real one, at his request:


Hearts are bubbling with good cheer,
Blessed, blissful time of year.
As Jesus' birthday is drawing near -
Oh, Christmas!

Carolers voices fill the air,
Brotherhood of faith and care,
Peace on earth...wished everywhere,
Oh, Christmas!

Children playing in the snow,
To worship Him in church we go.
'Tis the season we love so,
Oh, Christmas!

Children laughing with delight -
Such a joyful, love-filled sight.
Wondrous, glorious Holy Night,
Oh, Christmas!

Tom also asked me to share his snail mail address with anyone who wants it, so again, email me and I'll send it to you. I think he would get a big thrill out of getting some cards and letters, and he has mentioned before that he especially enjoys pictures.

Let me hear from you, friends! Tom needs us, I think. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30629: Good poem by Tom, but methinks he has been to Walmart, KMart etc and saw one to many early decorations!
Ha, just kidding, it is a timeless message ANYTIME of the year!
Have a good evening,

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30630: I think they were also playing cards in the one where Goober kept horning in on Andy & Barney and the girls. "Six can't play bridge, Goober".
Ro, I'm just wondering. If we can get him a computer, and If the deacon feller can set it up, (don't interrupt me in the middle of my iffin')... well, what about the internet connection? Who will pay for that each month, or year, or whatever? How will that work?
- Hazel

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30631: Hey gang...supper pappa is left over baked chicken sandwiches....chips,baked beans ...tea..yall I will be back in just a bit...been changing the oil in my truck ...SPOT

September 29, 2005 - Msg 30632: Fair question, Hazel. My thinking is that if we do all the set up and stuff, he'll pick up on the internet connection himself. I have the impression that he can do that, it's getting the machine itself that's out of his reach right now. It's never been in my head that this would be a long-term project for us, we'll just get him up and running and he takes it from there. The deacon friend there in his town can get those details clear before we proceed. I'm excited about doing this, because I think it will be more than a path to the porch for him, important though that may be. I think it will also be like a window on the world for someone who really can't get out very much. We may never really know how far it will reach for him.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 30, 2005 - Msg 30633: good morning captain!!! good morning mr green jeans, mr moose, bunny rabbit, oops, wrong show. well today we close out sept what a month it has been. soon another year, time flys faster than your geritol can move you. souped up hot rod wheel chairs for everyone. seriously now. romeena- please pass on to tom how much we love him and need his poetry to help us guard against the interlopers of this world and to inspire us. come back soon tom and thanks. everyone have a safe and great weekend. pappa bear

September 30, 2005 - Msg 30634: thanks for supper last night spot- this ole bear appreciates it spot. pappa bear

September 30, 2005 - Msg 30635: Mr. Green Jeans - hadn't thought about him in awhile - I loved when the ping pong balls dropped!

Take care everyone!


September 30, 2005 - Msg 30636: Don't forget Dancing Bear,pappa bear! That was my absolute favorite tv show as a kid! I loved when the Captain would read storybooks.Remember Grandfather Clock? I wanna watch Captain Kangaroo!! Ha Ha
possum under a rock

September 30, 2005 - Msg 30637: Howdy ev'ry body! New to town and thought I'd set a spell with you kind folk. Enjoyed readin' bout all the news in Mayberry this time a year. Did anyone go to the Mayberry Festival in Mt.Airy NC a few weeks back? We went a week before on our way back from yankee country and they were still movin real slow in setin up for the shindigs. I also grew up watchin Capn'Kangaroo anybody remember Howdy Doody w/Buffallo Bob Smith and Claribell the Clown?
Well, got to mozey on down to get me a room for the night at the hotel, I wonder if Barney's over there still lookin thru that hole in his newspaper-playin detective agin? Will check in from time to time if you good folks don't mind. God Bless All! Rayford. ps. Martha (the pig lady) and my wife of 30 years wanted me to say "Hey!" for her so Hey from Martha.

September 30, 2005 - Msg 30638:
Well that brought back some memories! Thanks pappa and Rayford. And welcome to the porch.
What end of the porch do you hail from?
Hazel, was that card playing scene in the Courthouse?
I thin it was at Thelma Lou's, but not positive.
(I thin? Now I sound like Ricky Ricardo! ha)
I watched The Rivals the other night where Opie
takes to Thelma Lou when Karen plays hard to get, and I do believe that Thelma Lou really had fun making that show. You can see it in her whole demeanor. The scene in her kitchen making brownies with Opie is almost EXACTLY like the kitchen of my childhood home here in Phoenix!
Ro, I'm still good for 50!
Well, ya all have a great weekend. Will be at the Arizona State-USC game tomorrow, so if ya see a tall skinny balding guy saying "GO Mayberery Union High", that would be me, ha!


September 30, 2005 - Msg 30639: MDC, you are a prince. A real prince. Thanks!

Speaking of Captain Kangaroo and Clarabelle the Clown, did you all know that they were both played by the same person - Bob Keeshan? Yep, the good Captain was also Clarabelle on Howdy Doody. Now, does anybody remember Beanie and Cecil, and Uncle Captain? "I'm comin', Beanie Boy!!"

Yippeee -- the TAGS marathon starts tomorrow morning at 5:00, and runs for 48 hours, until 5:00 Monday morning. Guess we know what we'll all be doing this weekend, with a break for preachin' services. I'll make a plate of sandwiches, and a carrot cake (the Plum's request, of course.) Somebody make some popcorn, and come on over. Got lots of sodas in the fridge in the garage, but I think I'm out of Nectarine Crush. It goes real fast around here, you know.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

September 30, 2005 - Msg 30640: Hey Folks,

I've seen some talk about "old timers" coming back and talking for a while here on the porch. That would be fun but I'd like to also invite all our current folks to head over to The Mayberry Gossip Club to visit. The club over there has changed a LOT in the last year and it's really kind'a begining to stall out.

This would be a good time, if anyone is interested, to head over there and see if you like talking there. It's just like Miss Crump's in features but it's more like the Front Porch in discussions.

Anyway, I run that place too and I hate to see it dying off. There have been so few posts over there that the entire month of September is on the front page.

I'm also working on something special over there that's not ready for prime time yet. Anybody here know anything about Wiki's? (If you don't likely won't even know what a Wiki is.)


September 30, 2005 - Msg 30641: MDC, you take off on Ricky Ricardo really well! You 'splained that good! Hee Hee
Wiki? Hmmm.. Wiki Wicardo? Okay,I'm just being silly here-I'll be the first one to admit that I haven't a clue as to what Floyd is talking about!
Welcome to the Porch,Rayford & Martha! You're welcome anytime!
Well,gotta go clean up the kitchen-y'all have a wonderful night!
possum under a rock

September 30, 2005 - Msg 30642: Hey, what ever happened to Pipeman?

September 30, 2005 - Msg 30643: Oh, and what's a Wiki?

September 30, 2005 - Msg 30644: 30642--Pipeman is now Pappabear, ever sice he gave up the pipe! I must admit tho, I DID like to call him the pipester!
A wiki?, Floyd, ya got me. A new crew cut. I'll check the poster on your wall.

September 30, 2005 - Msg 30645: NO wiki's here - is that a new drink with an umbrella hat?


September 30, 2005 - Msg 30646: Wiki, Wiki...who's got the Wiki?

Just dropped over at the BB....nice place...I joined up and everthang...


October 01, 2005 - Msg 30647: a big welcome to october porch. today starts mayberry tv land 48 hours of mayberry. what do you say, let's have a mayberry quote- a- thon on monday? we could even mention something we didn't notice before in an episode. yo to goober, i won't mention your b and b sign up, you know how the merchants would say,oh yeah goobers got himself a b and b with a memvership and everything. we're proud of you goober. JUST KIDDING GOOBER HOPE YOU DIDN'T TKE ME TO SERIOUS, IT REMINDED ME OF THE EPISODES ABOUT SOMEONE DOING WELL. mdc= you or anyone can call me pappa bear, pipeman, pipester as long as you don't call me late for a meal. maybe we could have a contest between the names, ask floyd to tally them and on jan 1, i'd start using it. what do you all think. start thinking about a new mayor for jan 1- 06, we need someone new , so sign up with howard at the court house ,and start your campaign. have a mayberry weekend and remember to contribute to the mayor's retireman fund. pappa bear

October 01, 2005 - Msg 30648: 'Morning, all! Been watching TAGS since the marathon started at 5 a.m. Yep, I had fallen asleep with the TV on, as usual, and when the TAGS music started, "I just fell awake!" Guess I know what I'll be doing most of the day. Some required activities will take me away for a while, but not for long.

pappa bear, I think your suggestions are great, and will be making note of good quotes, and things I haven't noticed before (if such a thing is possible after 40 years of watching the show.)

Everybody have a great TAGS-watching day. If you want to meet here after preachin' tomorrow, that's fine with me. The old big-screen is fired up and working fine, and everybody just bring something to eat, and we'll have a good time.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 01, 2005 - Msg 30649: Hey Y'all! Man,it don't get any better than this! Come home from work,turn on tv and it's TAGS for 48 hours! Plus,someone shows up at my rock with 2 fresh from the oven homemade apple pies! Good Golly Miss Molly! I'll be sure to bring some apple pie to your place tomorrow Ro-I've got enough for everyone!
Y'all have a great evening and enjoy the TAGS marathon!
possum under a rock

October 02, 2005 - Msg 30650: Gona read.....what a weekend...Andy all the time....will have the pork roast done in just a bit ...SPOT

October 02, 2005 - Msg 30651: Why can't we have an Andy only Channel? TAGS all day, every day...24X7....I'm in! :-)


October 02, 2005 - Msg 30652: Good idea Goober...."rev-er up one time luther, sounds like shes running lean"....SPOT

October 02, 2005 - Msg 30653: "If you flew a quail through this room, every woman in here'd point!"

I love that's one of the best Barneyisms...


October 02, 2005 - Msg 30654: Gomer: Go on, take off on Cary Grant
Goober: Oh....
Gomer: Come on...take off on Cary Grant
Andy: Gomer...if he don't want to..
Goober: I'll do it!

Love it...LOVE IT!


October 02, 2005 - Msg 30655: Judyjudyjudyjudyjudy!

October 02, 2005 - Msg 30656: wow what a weekend, slow and easy living in mayberry!!! did you ever notice how few pictures, seats etc that was in the taylor home? currently watching andy passing ernest t. off as his cousin, which brings up another question if everyone was at the lake or a party and there was an emergency how did they contact them. ha! spot- thatroast beef sure smells great. i can hardly wait to sink my teeth into it. goober- as long as we have tapes and dvd we can have andy any time we want. have you heard from charlotte tucker? possum your right it don't get any better. watch out and don't put those apple pies on the window sill, they seem to disappear in mayberry. everyone have a great week, i got a busy week ahead, plus doctors so i might be out a few days. gomer sure loved that bucket on his head and i don't think he'll be off kp in about 30 years, only professional pots and pan scrubber in military. ha. barney suggested getting otis a rubber bone, to keep otis from chewing the blanket up and barney sewed it up. barney get's 2 chilli burgers , side orders fries, double slab of rubarb pie, chocolate malt, you know just a snack. andy- won't that lay heavy on your chest. barney no the dinner guareentees their meals will stay hot, a week after you eat them. makes you miss those hot greasie hamburgers wrapped in that thin paper with a pickle on outside of burger and a tooth pick sticking out of the top. pappa bear

October 02, 2005 - Msg 30657: Mr. McBeevie!


October 02, 2005 - Msg 30658: Hey Pappa...hope everything goes well with your appointments. You be sure and let us know how you're doing.


October 02, 2005 - Msg 30659: He wears a silver hat a and has 12 extra hands...yeee hawww..and makes come of of his ears...LOVE it....snack in just a bit...back to TAGS....SPOT

October 02, 2005 - Msg 30660: thats "smoke"

October 02, 2005 - Msg 30661: I LOVE the Darlins! :-)

Briscoe: This machine is half mad with thirst
Charlene: How much is she gonna take, Pa?
Briscoe: Well she's good for 11 hat fulls.


October 02, 2005 - Msg 30662: Hi all,There were two men playing golf.The one was just getting ready to swing and saw a funeral procession,so he stopped mid-swing,took his hat off and bowed his head. The other man said "That was really nice of you,it was one of the nicest things I ever saw you do.The man replied,"After all,I was married to her for 35yrs." Have a great day...Slims

October 02, 2005 - Msg 30663: That's a good'n Slim!

I went to the University of Ky...proud to be born and raised in a little town called Harlan. If there's 2 things in the world we're serious about in Ky, it's horses and Basketball. We were at Rupp for a game here a while back...had some great seats just up from the Cats bench...sitting there just loving the game. I noticed a few seats down a nice lady who was sitting there...enjoying the game...and next to her was an empty seat. Now, that's something you just don't here of in Lexington, an empty seat when the Cats are playing at home! During one of the breaks, I asked her about that seat...she said it belonged to her late husband. I gave her my sympathies...and asked if there wasn't someone else in the family who wanted to use the seat. She looked at me and said, oh yea...but they're all at the Funeral. :-)

Ya'll be good...