October 14, 2005 - Msg 30891: Thanks Sam...fried green tomatoes are always so good...hey "man with out a name"..welcome ...im SPOT the cook most of the time around here...and by the way hey irishter,ro,boo,hm,pappa,fun girl,ky girl,hodie,possum,asa,tom,plum,county nurse,slim,mdc, and all on the porch....tomorrow morning its gona be sausage and gravy, bisquits,eggs your way,grits with butter,hash browns,coffee tea and milk....on me.....SPOT

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30892: WOW i swept for the first time!!or did I?...SPOT

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30893: yall get up early...gona be a good breakfast....!SPOT

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30894: Sounds good Spot. I'm there.
Ro, so good to see you back. I just sent you off an e-mail I think you'll like. Hazel sent it to me, bless her heart.
We could play To Tell the Truth. "Will the real Hodie Snitch please stand up!" Anyone remember that old game show?
So mystery poster, maybe you could be The Count! hee hee hee.
Gotta get.


October 14, 2005 - Msg 30895: Yea, "Count Istvan Telleky" (is that how to spell it)?

So good to hear you are doing ok Ro. I never did find out what you had done to your knee. When you said you were on the motion machine all day I thought you might have had a total knee replacement but I don't think you would be out of the hospital so soon after that. I tried to email you but I don't think your computer would let me since I have a new email address. I wanted to tell you that we will be in Fredricksburg on December 2-4 for the Christmas parade and festivities. We will be bringing my parents and in-laws with us this time. Maybe if you are planning to go this year we could get together again.

Well, the battery on my laptop is about to go out so I'm signing off. Goodnight!


October 15, 2005 - Msg 30896: morning......Lets Eat..........SPOT

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30897: Pass the gravy Spot.
Boo, heave me some taters please.


October 15, 2005 - Msg 30898: Mornin' Y'all! Just popped in to see if Romeena has checked in yet-was getting worried about her. Glad she's doing ok,all things considered.
Asa, don't you corrupt Boo's table manners! Behave yourself!
Irishter,I'm still laughing at your typo.Can't figure out how that word made it past the censor!

Well,I've been hit with bronchitis.My illness of choice it seems. I've doing everything the doctor said and also hitting the Vicks! I may run out before it's over with,so if someone could run down to Walker's drugstore and get me another jar I'd be mighty grateful.Just leave it on top of my rock.Thank you kindly.
I'll check in when I can. Y'all take care and someone please keep an eye on Asa!
possum under a rock

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30899: prayers for possum... boo= the year was 1959 ans cars with tail fins and front in lowered to 12 inches, crusin was allowed. i graduated from high school amongst the teachers tears, never have figured out if they were crying because i was leaving or i was to cool to say good- bye. drive-in resterants, drive in movies , teen hang outs, crusin main street 24 hours 7 days a week no problem. bee- hive hair do's starting to deflate. movie the rebel with james dean, sci-fi was popular as westerns and war movies started to decline. american bandstand, some top songs- witch doctor- maybe baby, rock and roll was here to stay, sweet 16. artist like elvis, jerry lee lewis, buddy holly, paul anks, chuck berry, everly brothers to name a few. where respect rained between the male and female, if a guy was dating someone steady you didn't try to but in and you were there to protect each other. asa- what's your high water mark on pitched taters? ha can you believe 1959 even predates the andy griffith show? spot- thanks for the great breakfast, i think i'll go take a nap and later go over to thelma lous to watch tv. yeah that's what i'm going to do. have a great weekend and go sox. pappa (reliving the 50's) bear p. s. good morning floyd. got sensored fora word so i went with male and female. pappa

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30900: I'll try to check in more regular. I just got through having breakfast with Ma Parker, Agnes Jean and the boys. 'Course ole Ag had her hands all over me. They musta been out of milk too 'cause Ma and the boys were drinkin beer with their oatmeal.

(the original, back by little demand)

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30901: hodie the original- great to have you back. also the hodie that new we realy want you to hang in the on the porch cause we'd sure miss you if you didn't. did anyone see on the news where fats domino returned to new orleans and the destruction of his home near the 9th ward? it appears he has altimers, what a shame. i loved his 1959 caddy couch with working tail lights sofa, it was totaled also. pappa bear

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30902: Good morning, everyone! Spot, dear, thanks for the breakfast. Sure did hit the "spot". (sorry)

pappa bear, I'm just a few years ahead of you. I graduated high school in 1956. Should have been 1957, but I was a mid-termer, and didn't want to graduate in January, so I took extra courses and finished in three and a half years, graduating in May of '56. I was sixteen. Good grief. Was I ever that young? I met my precious husband when I was 17, married him at 18, and the rest was beautiful history, until I lost him when I was 56. He's not really lost to me, though. He's with the Lord, saving me a rocker on the heavenly porch! My memories of the times are much the same as yours. Hamburger joints, carhops on roller skates, all-night drive-in movies that served coffee and donuts at dawn. Of course, I didn't get to stay out all night until I was married! My dad insisted on a midnight curfew, even when I was engaged to my chosen one!

Hodie (the original), we're glad you've come back, and hope you'll continue to come around. For many of us, a brief stop at the porch is just part of our day - sort of keeps us grounded or something. For the man with no name, we're delighted that you've joined us, and hope you'll keep coming. We do need to find you a name, though. I rather like "The Count." How does that sound to you? 'Course, I liked Grovely Barch, too, so what do I know? (teehee)

Well, guess I'd better go feed the Plum. She's sitting here staring daggers at me. Have a great weekend, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30903: Romeena you better feed the Plum...she made eyes at the breakfast scraps!...here at work fixing to find a ballgame on...slow day here...will have grill cheese sandwiches and chips ready in about an hour...will someone make some tea?..SPOT

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30904: Hey Pappa Bear,thanks for the insight on 1959-the year I was born! Ha! Thank you for the prayers-my misery comes and goes. Doctor said to take it easy for a few more days.I've had worse cases of bronchitis,so guess I'm lucky this time.
My graduation year was 1977. Let's see if I can remember anything! Bellbottom jeans,CB radios (10-4 good buddy!) and yes,I had a Farrah Fawcett hairdo! As far as music goes,Fleetwood Mac had just burst on the scene with their "Rumours" album. Southern Rock was big too-Lynyrd Skynyrd & such.And,gas was much cheaper!
Romeena,who the devil is Grovely Barch? I know it's got to be a TAGS name,but I just can't place ol' Grovely!
Well,got a pot of soup on the stove that I better check on.Y'all are welcome to join me for supper,if you don't mind keeping company with a sick possum!
possum under a rock

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30905: I'm wondering who Grovely Bark is, myself. Ro, did you read my above post about Fredricksburg?? I am wondering if your daughter's group will be singning this year at the festival?

I don't mind keeping company with a sick possum and I really could go for some soup. I am still feeling under the weather today, too. Better than yesterday, though. Possum, I remember having "Rumours" on an eight track and playing it to death! I don't think I ever had the Farrah hairstyle but I did have wings for awhile (remember those)?

Its hot here on the South end of the porch today...hoping for a cool front soon. Ya'll have a good one!


October 15, 2005 - Msg 30906: Hey, Boo. To answer your questions, I don't think my daughter's group is performing this year, she hasn't mentioned it. I'll be in Fredbg, but in early November. No plans to go in December, so guess I'll miss you this year. Too bad, that was fun.

Possum, I'm sorry you're sick. I'd come and help you, but I'm not much help these days. Between the walker and crutches (not at the same time) I take up a lot of room! It might get crowded under your rock. As for Grovely Barch, Andy mentions his name in the ep where he and Opie have just cooked and eaten a fish, and are leaning back on the log, and Opie talks about being blood brothers. Andy doesn't cotton to the idea of cutting their wrists, so he marks their wrists with charcoal and does an incant, invoking the name of Grovely Barch, among others. Later on, Miss Peggy shows up with Opie, and has charcoal on her wrist, too. Now mind you, all of this is dependent upon my memory, which ain't too swift these days.

Well, the mail just arrived, and Sugar Shredder-teeth is busy, so guess I'd better go rescue it. Could be something important, though probably just addressed to "Occu-pant." Have a good evening, folks. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30907: RO.. you are a little ang of love send by God.
Because you no win I, m down a little note come from or your friend come a calling.
Now you start that from God and now God is sending me mony help to keep me going.
One of the eighbor last monthy came here and give me a little book to read on ( WHAT on Earth A M I HERE), tonight she came by wthat a book called (The Purpose Driven Life).
I think that God is used DON , DOROTHY . AND You to think wair my life is going and he asked you all to help him out on it

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30908: there is the website ro.. on the purpose-drive life .com. and for everyone who like to have it to.

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30909: TOM, it was your sweet spirit and the lovely poems you posted for us that inspired us all to be concerned about you. Everyone on the porch has been involved, I've just been the spokesperson. We're just so happy that things are going well for you. Thank you for pointing the way to "The Purpose-driven Life." It's a great book, and everyone can benefit from it.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30910: Hey Ro,sorry we'll miss you in December. Hope you are felling well this evening. You know, I am trying to remember that episode you mentioned above. If its the one I am thinking of it is when Opie gets jealous of Peggy? I haven't seen that one in ages. I wonder if it is in the 3rd season eps that are out now?

Good evening to Tom. Always great to hear from you. Our church did the Purpose Driven Life Book study in our home-groups. We gained alot from it and got to know our neighbors better from inviting them to the study. Rick Warren seems like a really humble guy.

Earlier I went back into the archives and did some reading...I laughed at so many things. Do ya'll remember when we used to go to the duck pond on the weekend and have bonfires and such? Seems like we were always planning something fun to do, like parties or going to the movies in Mt. Pilot.

Well, better go...Sunday school comes mighty early.


ps--they should be showing The Remshaw House episode soon. One of my favorites!! "Gomer....Gomer....Gome..."

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30911: "felling well this evening..." Wouldn't mean you were cutting down trees?


October 15, 2005 - Msg 30912: "Poor Horatio"

October 15, 2005 - Msg 30913: Hey, that's an idea for a name for new Hodie. How about Horatio, or do we already have one on the porch?


October 16, 2005 - Msg 30914: possum I was born in 1959 also!....waffle house before preaching yall..SPOT

October 16, 2005 - Msg 30915: Did you have a Farrah Fawcett hairdo too,Spot? Ha!
Were you big on the CB radio craze when you were a teenager? Maybe you 10-4-ed me from across the Savannah River back when we were kids!
Boo,oh my goodness-wings! Do you think they'll ever come back in style? Let's hope not!
Yeah,I remember all our trips to the duck pond & the movies in Mt. Pilot. I think we quit going cause Asa always showed out and got us in some kind of trouble! Ha! Ha!
Well,I've gotta go take my medicine. Hope you enjoyed the soup Boo,and thanks for not being afraid of keeping company with a sick possum!
Hey Spot,cook us something good this morning,ok? I'll put the coffee on.
possum under a rock
P.S. Ro-thanks for clearing up the Grovely Barch thing. Seems I recollect that now!

October 16, 2005 - Msg 30916: oops- just saw where we're headed to Waffle House.Spot,bring me a doggy bag (no pun intended) will ya?

possum again

October 16, 2005 - Msg 30917: well possum being a boy dog hope I did not have a Farrah hair do , cb"s yep!...long perm hair is what I had in the mid 70"s....fast camaros,8 tracks,and drag racing...SPOT

October 16, 2005 - Msg 30918: We used to have a Poor Horatio, but haven't seen him in quite a long time. You're right, Boo, Andy mentions Grovely Barch in the episode you were thinking of, and it is in the third season. The name is (I think) "Opie's Rival."

My neighbor just had to put her poor old sick, worn-out dog to sleep, and she and her daughter are grieving something awful. They got a cat to try to ease the loss. Cute little thing, black and white tuxedo cat, wears a red collar, looks quite smart. One problem. He has discovered my fish pond! Saw him sitting out there this morning, watching the fish. Next thing, he started sneaking up on the little birds around my feeders. They saw him and flew, but sooner or later he'll get one. That's when I'll put him in the car and take him for a very long ride, crossing at least three rivers! No, of course I won't do that, but I'm surely not liking this development. Guess I'll have to ask her over for cookies and coffee and talk about it. I don't encourage all this wildlife to hang around here just to be a smorgasbord for a cat!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 16, 2005 - Msg 30919: Ro SPOT here ya want me to come over and have a cat chaseing day?...hee hee...know how your neighbor feels about 4 years I had to have my cat put to sleep after 18 years of fun with her...I have OTIS my lab and Shadow my black indoor car now...well off to gatlinburg for a few days in the morning...say a prayer for Miss Sherry and I to have a safe trip...blue grass festival and craft show all month..tonight its grilled hamburgers tater salad,baked beans and grape kool-aid....SPOT

October 16, 2005 - Msg 30920: spot= thanks for supper. i always enjoyed gattlinburg and even dollywood. boo- sure do remember the bonfires and shinangans at myers weekends. that is why i thought having an back to the archive week would uplift us- a porch-a- thon. romeena and plum- great to have you back with us, sure missed you. tom- our chruch did an eight week study on the purpose driven life, very inspirational. something new;;; now to pappa's news you might have missed segament;;; 1. there are 76 left in 2005. 2. kermit the frog turned 50 and had a big celabration in kermit texas his hometown. 3. metnhardt rabe, the only surviving munchkin has filed a request with shawnee kansas cornor for a death certificate on the the wicked witch of the east, during oz- tober feast this week. and finaly queen marie antonate was beheaded this date, talk about a person noone would want to date. good night dearspappa bear signing off

October 16, 2005 - Msg 30921: yeah that's 76 days left this year. pappa

October 16, 2005 - Msg 30922: Hi gang, been a busy weekend for me.
For the Hodie's: I guess once a bully, always a bully! haha Maybe a nice shiner would convince Hodie One to give up the name! ha again!
Or we could take him to Mayor's Court for robe insultin'! Rafe Peterson could be his lawyer if he aint sellin' aluminum siding!
My grad year 1962-- pappa, that's why we share many same interests... mine Beach Boys and GIRLS in them new-fangled bikinis! haha Gas wars down to 21 cents and giveaways with the gas, glass, beachballs, towels etc! More later!
RO, welcome back! Hodie II, come on back, how about Goss the dry clearer for a name.
GOOOOOOd preachin' this AM! Praise the Lord!
Prayers for ya all!

October 16, 2005 - Msg 30923: Hey to the porch...been a little under the weather for the past few days...feeling much better now. RO...go to see you up and about, glad things went well.

I was born in '64...so I graduated HS in '82. I'm a big fan of the 70's and early 80's rock (Journey, Skynard, Frampton, Steve Miller Band, etc). Now, Mrs Goober was born in '77, but has most of the same music interests as I do...ain't that funny?

Spot...there used to be a place there in gatlinburg, right across from the tram...it was a great place to eat, looked like a log cabin or something, but really good steak! Haven't been there in a while, but sounds like fun. Have a great time!

Pappa, looks like we'll be in the 70's all week. That sounds good for October, I'm pretty happy about it. Got the SOX still pushin...yea, I'm a cubs fan, but you have to root for the hometown team!

Boo...I love the Remshaw House episode...when that baseball comes down the steps...the looks and the eyes are priceless. This is the time they'll also be showing Don Knotts in the Ghost and Mr Chicken...now that's a HOOT!

Ok...busy week, ya'll have a good one...and we'll see you soon.


October 16, 2005 - Msg 30924: Hey Porch,

Just popping in at 3.15 am my time to say hey as we head out the door for our trip to Germany.

Ya'll take care and be good!


October 16, 2005 - Msg 30925: You have a safe and enjoyable trip, Irishter...God bless you.

MDC, WOW, I was born the year you graduated. You know, from your personality I guessed you to be about my age but you could have been my Pappy (a very young Pappy). Not that I'm saying you are old, but that you have a youthful spirit and that's a good thing.

Goober, how did you bag such a young bride? Some special incant? A white horse riding east to west or something? Aren't you blessed!

Ro, when you were describing your neighbor's cat I was picturing that cartoon cat named Sylvester trying to catch Tweety Bird. It is tough to be in such a dilema with the neighbors. Hope things work out soon.

Hey, Possum, I enjoyed the soup. To answer your question, no, I don't think that wings will return but I have a friend who still has a "mullet". Can you believe that Spot had long, permed hair in the 70's? Spot, did you look anything like Weird Al Yankovich?

I'm beat tonight. I had a tough day. My 5th and 6th grade Sunday school student were so difficult today for some reason and it just exhausted me trying to teach them anything. I ususally threaten to send them to Mr Bruce's class (my husband is teaching biblical apologetics...it would be enough to bore a 10 year old to death). Then my 4 yr old daughter is having a tough time adjusting to sitting in big church and I had to carry her out during the sermon while she screamed, "No! No! Don't spank me! I don't want to go!" Horrors! Needless to say I missed the sermon. A friend that sat behind us leaned up and said to me, "Sometimes its not enough to pray for patience, you have to pray for sanity, too". I thought that was pretty true, especially today.

Well, guess I will go to bed. Have a peaceful sleep, porch buddies.


October 17, 2005 - Msg 30926: Good morning Porch!
Ro, good to see you back and up moving about,take care of the knee and you'll be scooting about fast soon.
Hey, possum, I'm trying to get over the bronchitis too! It must be something about the dry weather in the South,huh? Anyway ,mine wasn't too bad but the wife's was and she got a z-pack from her Dr. I got some mucinex from Walker's and mine has just about cleared up. Hang in there and don't let it get you down!
Pappa, the peanuts were good this year,just not as good as last year.Should finish them up this week. Soybean harvest is next,mid Nov. probably before they are dry enough to harvest. Will start plantin wheat in Nov also!
Well, I'm off for now,Ya'll take it slow and rock'em easy! Quiet Sam!

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30927: The beans and the corn are just about harvested around here Sam, the corn didn't look very good (or at least the stalks, don't know about yield).

MDC - I was born also when you graduated but there are times I feel older than my days. I remember Tom Selleck - now that is a purty man, Boo!

Been a nice weekend but it was cool last nite - down in the upper 30's.

Take care!


October 17, 2005 - Msg 30928: Mornin Porch...

Boo...it was the beard...that's what did it! And yes, I'm blessed beyond measure.

Hope ya'll have a good porch day!


October 17, 2005 - Msg 30929: 'Morning, dears. Just checking in. I can't sit here too long, or my feet get fat. I just hate that, it's such an "old lady" thing. It'll go away when I'm able to be up and walking normally, but for now, I guess I have to acknowledge my age. After all, I'm in my 40s, and I don't care who knows it.

Oh, how I want to get outside! The weather is just beautiful - cool, golden sunshine, very light breeze. A perfect day for working in the yard, planting things, cleaning out flowerbeds, pruning stuff, mulching other stuff, just general yard work. Feeders need to be filled, birdbath is almost dry, critters are wondering what on earth has happened to me, and I'm sitting here at this window with fat feet! Aargh!!

I've been asking the Lord for patience, and it hasn't come. Maybe I need to pray harder, and to let Him know that I want it right now!

Boo, I can just picture you carrying that screaming little golden-haired, angel-faced Erin out of church. I'm surprised she didn't scream for the congregation to pray for her as you carried her out. Ours got carried out a few times, too, and it usually wasn't an experience they wanted to repeat. They surely didn't get taken across the street for ice cream!

Quiet Sam, I finally pulled up all my peanuts in the rose island, trimmed away the lengthy vines and just piled the roots up on some flagstones, peanuts dangling everywhere. The squirrels have had a wonderful time with that little windfall. They've about carried them all away. Planted again in the rose island, I'm sure.

Well, got to go prop my feet up. Spot, you think you've got fat paws? You should see mine! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30930: good morning porch,hope everyone had a great weekend,the NASCAR race at Charlotte was a wreck feast every 30 laps or so someone blew atire and crashed RO.. the squirels are filling up for the winter ,Im a hunter ,deer and squirel ,but I still love watching the little boogers scamper around
everyone take care

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30931: Poor Ro with her fat feet. I like your thoughts of pet-itioning the Lord for patience and do it now! HAHAHA! Try and enjoy your down time Ro. Get a good book and find you a nice spot in the yard and just enjoy being there. Try not to fret over what needs to be done. Slow down. Take it easy. What's your hurry. (boy I hope somebody is writing this down, it's good stuff!)
Hope you are feeling better Possum and Boo. I always seem to end up with Bronchitis too. Haven't had any bad bouts for a few yaers now but when I get it, it seems to hang on forever.
Homemaker, I didn't think you ever got to ailing. See how little I know?:)
Boy we have had a great Fall here in Utah. Tree's in full color with the mountains snow capped. Watched a near full moon set this morning that was big and golden. Mercy sakes, what beauty He gives us.
Hope you all have a great Monday.


October 17, 2005 - Msg 30932: Hallo from Deutchsland!

Here safe and sound. What a marvelous country!


October 17, 2005 - Msg 30933: Hello, Hodie Two here. Looks like I started, as you say, a moulage! So sorry! Since I had been looking in, like this latest 'mystery guest', maybe I'll try Ed Sawyer, but I think someone said there is one of them already. MDC,I thought it was "Gus" the dry cleaner, but with Andy's drawl, it made it sound like "Goss." Is there a Jubel? Can I be Jubel?? "Jubel, jubel, jubel, juubel!"
(for now) Hodie II

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30934: Nope, his name really was Goss. Mr. Goss, the dry cleaner. And yes, we do have an Ed Sawyer - he drops by now and then - and there was a Jubal, though we haven't heard from him in a long time. Hey, I know a name that's never been used, at least not that I recall. I'm not positive about his first name, but the last name is Strongbow. I think it's Tom Strongbow. He's the Native American guy that discussed Opie's account of the battle of Mayberry with Andy. Or you could be Ed Crumpacker, the guy who invited Andy to join his club. There's lots of good names out there, we just have to find the one that suits you. It doesn't even have to be a proper name. What could be better than our dear "Possum Under a Rock?" That just may be my all-time favorite name. Some of our names aren't really TAGS related, either, but they work just as well. Hang in there, Hodie Two, you'll find something.

Scat, dratted cat!! That darned cat from next door was over here stalking my birds at their little seed feeder. Gotta talk with my neighbor. Maybe we can compromise with a cowbell around the cat's neck. Better than a one-way ticket out of town. I like cats, really I do. I'm just a critter person all the way around. I don't like them coming in here and nabbing the little creatures I've enticed in here with food and implied safety, though. That has to stop.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30935:
Boo, AREN'T YA KIND! Yup, young at heart, that's me! In fact I REALLY feel YOUNG when I visit my mom at the nursing home. I admit, I do a bit of "Patch Adams" when I'm there! I recorded some songs from my folks old 78's of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como etc and put the tape on as they are waiting for dinner to be served, and i go around tables lip syncing, and you should see the smiles!!! The CNA's think I'm nuts, but too bad!! haha
More of 1962, we had the cuban missle crisis, cold war, drills hiding under desks, big loud civil defense sirens would be tested each Sat at noon. One time I asked my dad what would happen if there was an attack on a Sat at noon and he just laughed and said, let's hope the Russians never figure that one out.
Big movies were Lawrence of Arabia and To Kill a Mockingbird. Songs were Soldier Boy, Johnny Angel etc. Lots of girl groups like the Ronnettes and Chiffons etc.and Jan and Dean.
Have a good day all. Will look thru the archives for a good quote.
"Sometimes the Tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of patriots..." Thomas Jefferson
(but from 2003 archives)

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30936: Oops, Jan and Dean I know are GUYS! Definitely NOT a girl group.

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30937: what a wonderful white sox morning goober, i hope you didn't have to many squeezins celabrating the rodney dangerfields of baseball. the weather is strange for illinois temps in mid 70's, flowers that i trimmed back have green leaves and roses, clemintis and etc abloomin. mayberry deputy- watch out for them pesky rabbits when your a hunting. prayers for romeena and boo, also that plum doesn't have carrot withdrawals while your down. hodie 2- i don't think we have a howard spraque do we? how about gilley, do we have one of them? here's one porch watcher? irishster- be sure to mind your manners and invite the new lady chancelor to lunch> asa- it don't get any better than that, does it? quiet sam- our corn is surprisingly good for the dry year we've had. don't know soybeans yields yet. mdc- awe, 1962. beach movies, i wonder if anyone still has those gas station giveaways around? the andy griffith show at it;s best, paul anka's put your head on my shoulder closing out the dance.real service when you went to a place of buisness, still able to get together and repair our cars. from archives 2002- barney- i am a student of humanity, and that's the difference between a highly honed lawman and a jerk. HODIE11- HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT USING MR DAVE? NEVER DO ANYTHING TODAY CAUSE TOMMOROW IS THE BEST TIME TO DA ANYTHING. mdc- crusin around the clock, partying on sandbars on creek banks. those were the days. let's go over to mrs wileys for supper, she puts a great bash on, of course we might want to ask her first. pappa

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30938: Ha! MDC you are somethin' special. Shoot, ya'll are all something special. I wish we could really be sitting altogether on a big porch somewhere....maybe in Utah with Asa looking at the full moon and snow capped mountains....sippin' some squeezins and eating Aunt Bee's fried chicken.

I didn't know that To Kill A Mockingbird was out in 1962. That's one of our favorite porch movies, isn't it...its where my name comes from (if anyone remembers that ridiculous moulage--when Boo was a man).

You know, Ro, the cowbell is not such a bad idea...just be sure and tie it on REAL tight (just kidding...hehe). I like critters, too, but I just can't stand to see anything hunted down and killed. My husband hunts deer and I just can't understand how he can do it. Its something we agree to disagree about.

Hey to Irishter....eat some bratwurst for me. Well, never mind. It might "lay on your chest".

Quiet Sam, I didn't know you were a farmer. I have great respect for farmers..they are some hard workers. Tommorrow I am taking 4th graders from my son's class on a field trip to "Agricultural Day" at the nearby fairgrounds. I am looking forward to it. Around her we grow LOTS of cotton. In the rather small county I live in (in South Texas) cotton farmers brought in 500,000,000 dollars in cotton last season. Sometimes after harvest it looks like snow on the sides of the road around here. I love it..I try to squint my eyes and pretend I'm in Colorado.

Glad you remembered the porch-a-thon, MDC. Here's another quote:

"That's about as useless as hair on a wooden leg!"--December, 2003

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30939: Here's another I found: "You can like it. You can lump it. Take it down the road and dump it. Don't step on my religion or I'll step on you."---June, 2002

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30940: and another..."Asa's got hot knees".---August, 2002

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30941: Evenin' Y'all! Sorry to hear you & your wife have bronchitis too, Sam. Must be a S.C. thing-hope it hasn't hit rev.jr. I'm starting to feel better thanks to antibiotics and something similar to that mucinex stuff you're taking. Thanks for all the get well wishes y'all.
Man,Asa, your Porch view sounds spectacular! The colors aren't awesome here ,but there's a touch of Fall in the air and last night my heat actually came on- along with that stinky smell it emits after not being used since last Winter! Y'all know that smell? Eeewww!
Awwh, Romeena,that was nice what you said about my name. I tried to come up with something unique,and I guess I succeeded! Why don't we each suggest a name to Hodie #2-sort of a contest and he can pick which name he feels fits him best.What do y'all say? Let me see what I can come up with. In the meantime,everybody think!
Romeena,so now you have a cat in your yard in addition to the pesky possum? Wish I could get word to that possum-we could sic him on the cat and scare him right outta your yard. But,you'd still have the possum to contend with. We've got us a real situation!
Oh,I forgot about the archive quote thingy! I'll have to look for a good one!
How do you do Mrs. Wiley? What's for supper?
Glad you made it safely to Deutschland,Irishter! I took German in high school. I could tell you how to call someone a "Dirty Dog" or "stupid goose" in German,but I don't know how to spell in German-I can only say it! I doubt you'll have cause to name-call over there in Germany,so how about let's just forget it!
See y'all at Mrs. Wiley's for supper!
possum under a rock

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30942: From Jan. 2004

" THAT'S IT!I'VE HAD IT! If I hear one more person talking about 'global warming' I'm tying 'em outside the garage to a gas pump! "

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30943: Yeah, possum, my little possum invader is a nuisance, but that cat is a THREAT! All the possum does is dig holes here and there, uproots a few ferns, whatever. That's all fixable. But the first time I see that cat grab a bird, or (horrors!) a baby squirrel, he's going to wish he hadn't done it. My neighbor is a good gal, I think all we'll need to do is talk about it. I'm serious about the bell - I think that's all it will take. The cat may hate it, but that's too bad. I won't lose any sleep over his hurt feelings.

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

"If you ever get throwed in jail in Tennessee ya' eat a lotta fried bologna." BIG TOM, one year ago in the archives.

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30944: Hey to the Porch...here's one from February of '02

You learn to sweep good when you cut hair for a living, Mavis.

Now, who could've said something like that?

Ya'll have a good evenin...


October 17, 2005 - Msg 30945: Hodie II could change his name to Stewart Simmons from Triplett. Andy visited him once, didn't he?

(the original)

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30946: "I'm just young and I don't understand, why she walks like a woman and talks like a man...Lola..lolololol..Lola"--Quote from August, 2002

October 17, 2005 - Msg 30947: Well, I thought I would throw in a couple of quotes before turning in. Been reading the archives.

First quote: "Boy, that Homemaker sure knows how to kill a trick or treat party, don't she? I wondered where those little poop balls came from last year".

"Poop balls??? I thought they were Milk Duds"!--from October, 2003

Quote no 2: (from Hazel) "So we are describing ourselves to the rest of our fellow porchsters? OK, let's see. How do I describe how I look? Oh, you guys know who Pamela Anderson is? From Baywatch. Well, I don't look like her".--October, 2003



October 17, 2005 - Msg 30948: for the quote a thon-carry your lunch on one side and your gun on the other ain't that what they call a balanced diet?-now that may be a tags quote ,but,it was in the 2001 archives and I thought it was cute!-ky girl

October 18, 2005 - Msg 30949: Morning dears. Boy these quotes are pretty fun to read. Good idea Mayor. I will go look some up and be back.


October 18, 2005 - Msg 30950: oh the sunrise over the porch and inky blinky and nod are talking to barney, good morning porchsters. possum- what a stellar idea including a hoodie2 name a thon also. what great timing as we go thru the archives we can see what names were taken. ok; hoodie2 i suggest mr dave. asa- thanks but i can't take the credit cause the idea came to me while watching the last mayberry- a- thon. ky girl- great quote. how are things in your neck of the woods? did you know more people from central illinois had their roots in ky? you pick up a local paper and any older persons obit was from ky. mdc- you got the jan and dean right they were guys.ha they wrote and sang dead mans curve and one week before release jan was killed while taking a curve to fast in his sports car. have a great day. pappa

October 18, 2005 - Msg 30951: I could use a bunch of that salve - it works good on mange too. . . .3/1/2002


October 18, 2005 - Msg 30952: what magizine cover do you remember as your favorite and one you wish you still had or had gotten. example; being from a small farming town we had a grocery store that sold everything and i still remember one sat in sept i believe 1962 i was at the cash register standing in line when i spotted two comics on the andy griffith show, great pictorals. i decided to pick it up later which i never did. they only issued 2 comics on mayberry, sept and oct issue. now i would have them framed if i had them. from 2001--- floyd, give 'em the works; witch hazel, eau de cologne, toilet water- if it smells we want it. have a great day. pappa bear

October 18, 2005 - Msg 30953: Pappa Bear - We always say that Hoosiers are Kentuckians that got lost on the way to Michigan! Maybe they got lost in central Illinois too!


October 18, 2005 - Msg 30954: Here's one...just after 9/11...

I'll bring my fiddle to the porch and play while you all peel apples.

Sure brings back a lot of thoughts looking through these. The world was a different place then...just by going one day to the next...

Ya'll be safe...and God Bless America, again.


October 18, 2005 - Msg 30955: Mornin Porch Dears! It's a beautiful morning here in SC,hopin your part of the porch is pretty too. Trying to get the last of the pnts in and out this week. The week of rain has darkened the hulls and caused some damage to the kernals too. Just hoping it's not too bad!
Ro, a pesty cat can really try your nerves. I love my cats but love the birds too in the yard. Your neighbor may not be feedin her cat. She needs to keep food out constqntly to keep the cat full. The bell is good idea but you won't see many birds with that ringin all the time! Hope it all works out for you.
We grew cotton for 70 years on our farm before quitting with it 2 years ago. Just could'n make any money on it!
Hang in there ya'll and I'll be back!
Quiet Sam.

October 18, 2005 - Msg 30956: OK, I'd like to ask if there is a Mr Schwump on the porch? I think I will be him or Goss. I like Goss when he looks up with the cig in his mouth and says "It pays to look your best!" ha
Hodie II

October 18, 2005 - Msg 30957: There used to be a Mr. Schwump but he has not posted here in some time. I don't ever remember Fred Goss on here so you might be best with him. Plus we need a good cleaner on the porch anyway.
Hey Ro, you know how you deal with a cat? You out cat a cat, thats how! Wait...Maybe that only works for foxes. Oh well, I know you'll come up with a good fix for the problem.


October 18, 2005 - Msg 30958: Or she could wap 'em with her cast!! ha, just kidding!
RO- how goes the recovery?
Hope all goes well. We got a good rain last night. Weather in the 70's today! Just lovely!
Prayers for you and yours.
It would be good to see a White Sox/Astros series!
Asa- I thought Goss was his first name? Fred huh?
I'll have to re-watch the Jailbreak ep!
"Dog hairs, more dog hairs! Second coat in here today with dog hairs!"
Pappa- Them was some great years! I had a comic collection that my mom threw out when i was at college! Can imagine their worth today, but oh well, the landfill got the last laugh.
I used to buy BOY'S LIFE, the scout magazine and loved their covers of hiking etc.
Almost time for spot to dust off the turkey fryer!!
From 2001 thru 2005--- VICKS! haha
Have a good afternoon!

October 18, 2005 - Msg 30959: Gosh MDC, Now you got me second guessing myself. I thought he was referred to as Fred Goss in the episode where he is courting Aunt Bee. I might be wrong though.


October 18, 2005 - Msg 30960: Asa, MDC is right. It's Fred Goss. Remember Aunt Bee referring to him as Mr. Goss? Hodie Two, I do recall that we had a Mr. Schwump, though he hasn't been around in a long time. Don't remember ever having a Mr. Goss, though. Now, about those dog hairs.... I have a little plaque on my fridge door that reads "No outfit is complete without dog hair." Ha! I figure that if at some time in the future scientists do micro-studies on hairs found around the world, they're going to have a hard time figuring out how one little canine managed to circle the globe. You see, when the Plum travels with me, she sits in a chair in waiting areas in airports, and inevitably leaves a few hairs. Other passengers undoubtedly pick them up on their clothing, and carry them along to their destinations, which could be anywhere in the world. I'm sure I took some with me to Mongolia, probably left a few off in China. Now, the only place the Plum has actually been outside of Texas is to Florida, but her hair has probably circled the globe! Isn't that funny?

Recovery is going well. I'm sick enough of these crutches to throw them down a well, but I know I have to use them for two more weeks. My knee feels pretty well, which makes it hard to remember not to bear weight on it. Pain has not really been much of a problem, nothing I can't fix with Advil or Tylenol, fortunately, since that's all I can take.

I went back in the archives, looking for a fun quote, and found instead many fond memories. There are a lot of our folks missing. I wish they'd come back to Mayberry. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 18, 2005 - Msg 30961: VICKS!!

Good evening, Friends. Hope you are all well.

I sure enjoyed taking the 4th graders to the agricultural fair today. Learned alot, too. I learned that a 500 horsepower tractor has a 300 gallon fuel tank and cost approx. 900.00 to fill. Whew! Can you imagine? One farmer of corn and cotton told us, "Without farmers we would all be hungry and naked". Something to think about...many thanks to the farmers here on the porch.

Homemaker, I saw 2 of the cutest baby Boer goats named Jill and Janet. So sweet.

Well, I'm pretty tuckered out. Think I'll take a quick archive search and leave a quote, then off to bed...yep, that's the plan...search, leave a quote, off to bed...


October 18, 2005 - Msg 30962: Oh Hey, Ro...I didn't see you there. I had the same feeling when searching the archives. I miss alot of floks and wish they would come back. Glad your knee is healing well.

Did you get the pictures I sent of the Frio?


October 18, 2005 - Msg 30963: Here's my porch quote for today: "To the men on the porch....I can only say-if your family loves you half as much as my family loved my dear husband, then you are blessed indeed. Love them back, then treat them gently, keep your sense of humor, and it will all be worth it. You don't need alot of money, just offer love, kindness and consideration in generous measure, and you'll be glad you did. My sons learned that from their dad, then chose their wives well, and those wives are happy women. They return the treatment they receive, and my sons are happy men".--December 19, 2003

God bless you, Ro,


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30964: what a beautiful morning in the neighborhood;;; would you. could you? be my neighbor. wrong show again. ha. romeena- prayers continue for you and i dusted off the old brown truck to deliver you a bunch of vicks. those crutches come in handy as pot passers or retriving things don't you think? boo- on your quote- a- tho quote, i can only say AMEN to that. hodie11, great seeing you on the porch, we've missed you friend. let us know what you decide. mdc- think of the baseball cards you put in bicycle spoes ,flipped for, or traded that if we took better care of, we could make the mayberry bank bulge and i'd sleep better knowing asa was guarding the loot. quotes from 2001 *** 1. little old ladies ought never to clank or they could end up in the clink. 2. mayor, if you let me run my department like i know how jess wouldn't be up that tree, and you wouldn't be up there with him with your clothes all ripped up, and i wouldn't have a bear in the back of my squad car. you beat everything you know that? pappa bear


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30966: Mornin to the PORCH~ Here's another from early 2001...

Hey! That buffalo is facing the wrong way. Dern you Andy!

Ya'll have a fine day....


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30967: i quess we'll have to send the bloodhounds out after these folks;;; ellen brown, bulbsnatcher, charlotte tucker (of the boston tuckers), brisco darling, mavis, sterling holobyte, fun girl, you all are going to miss the white sox at the big dance.good morning goober- another fine one but i hear a nasy rumor the weather may head south on us. GO SOX, YOUR LONG OVERDUE- NOW MAKE US MAYBERRY PROUD OF YOU BOYS. if they win it's been since 1917. that would be spooky first red sox then white sox. when are we going to plan for a big weenie roast on myers lake? i hear there's a lot of activity at the remshaw place. pappa

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30968: We need a good party at the Remshaw place. . .I'll bring my famous choco chip cookies and a loaded goat (Asa, that's you - you know!) Who else wants to come? We need some more food and few more cobwebs put up wouldn't hurt!

Boo - I think baby boers are the cutest - we should be having some in late November (that will be the start of kidding season). We have four cute ones that I just love - Reba and Rosebud (sisters you know) and Chloe and Zoe (also sisters and black in color). Just really cute!

Fall Break this weekend for the boys - we are heading to Chuck E. Cheese's on Friday.


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30969: "Baby neck sugar is the best!"--December, 2003

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30970: Yeah! A party at the Remshaw house! I am THERE. I'll bring the Texas BBQ and some tator salad. I'll also bring my guitar and when in gets real late we can all go out to Myer's lake for a bonfire. Asa and Pappa, can you gather up some wood ahead of time?

I am having so much fun reading the archives, aren't ya'll?


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30971: Ya'll remember this? "I'll be a little late for the party. My Dippity-Do ain't done yet".---December, 2003

We were all getting ready for a proch Christmas party and fungirl asked if anyone remembered Dippity-Do hair setting gel and we got kind of carried away with the subject. Hazel had the above hilarious comment to make!


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30972: Hazel is full of good quotes, isn't she?
I too have really been enjoying reading those archives. We were rather rowdy in our youth.:)


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30973: Boo, what are "floks", and why do you miss them?(msg 30962) Is that like lox?;) Just kidding.

Pappa bear, call off the bloodhounds, at least for me. I'm around, just don't get too much time on the computer. I will be glad when November rolls around so I can get set up at home.
I also won't mind the cooler weather coming, as I just staved off an invasion yesterday of those japanese beetles, does anyone else have problems with those things? Man, those things sure are a pestilence! I had to put some mesh and duct tape around the vent for the fan in the bathroom, after I figured out that that was where most of them were coming in.
I heard that those bugs were brought in to get rid of another kind of bug, and it turns out these are worse than what they were brought here for. When you mess around with nature, it always seems to come around to bite you on the... nether regions. But those things will bite you anywhere.

I see the Remshaw place is back up. It's good to see that old place again. Even if it is haunted.

-Sterling Holobyte

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30974: Oh Sterling - I do not like those dreadful bugs! I walked into the house last night and I could smell them. Yuck! We thought we had "ducted" them for this year!

Glad to see so many coming the party - Ro will you be up to it. You just come, Asa would be glad to serve you! Right Asa!!


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30975: Okie Dokie, Fred Goss it is! Bring all your dry cleaning to me, wether you're on the run or not!
Romeena, maybe you could get a sling like Barney had, and "tippy Toe" around the house! heehee ;)
A good Maybeery day to you all.
Fred Goss (FG to my friends)

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30976: Well, welcome, FG! Good choice! Ol' Fred was a bit seedy at times, but he had a good heart. Tended to dwell a bit long on things like gravy stains and rhinestone buttons, but we all tend to talk about the things that take up space in our lives, I suppose.

Boo, you honor me with that quote. As I read it, I couldn't help thinking that it's just as true today as it was two years ago. Both of my sons have happy marriages, to good women. I see their father in them, more every day.

It's a gorgeous day here, sure would like to be outside digging in the dirt. Huge, beautiful butterflies are visiting my flowers - Monarchs, mostly, on their way to Mexico. Little flying flowers, so fragile and so pretty.

A party at the Remshaw place?? Sounds like fun. Maybe we could combine it with a hayride. Asa, could you and Quiet Sam be in charge of getting a wagon full of hay? I'll bet Walt the Milkman would loan us Dollie to pull it. If somebody could help me up into the wagon, I'd do just fine. I'll make some slaw, and the Plum will bring some carrots. She offered to help pull the wagon, but I don't think Dollie would appreciate being in double harness with anything as small as the Plum.

Well, gotta run. A friend is going to take me around town today to run some errands, as the doc still won't let me drive. What a bother! Good friends are just priceless. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30977: "Good friends are just priceless." So true so true and few and far between.
I'll go to the party and round up the hay, but ain't no way I'm touching homemakers rotten old cookies! (blah) I know what she uses for chocolate chips!
Welcome Fred Goss. Do you clean bullets?
Good to see you Sterling. Long time no see.
Guess I'll go rustle me up some lunch.


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30978: Good afternoon all! Hey, I can bring a wagon and some hay. How bout some boiled peanuts for all the Southerners and I'll even roast up some for all the Yankees! I got an old Bill Clinton mask I can wear,that ought to scare away all the varmits and spooks in the old house! I can pull the wagon with my pick-um-up truck too. Sounds like a fun party!!! See you all then! Quiet Sam.

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30979: Hey, when we gonna have this here party? I gots a flat on the old wagon, but it should be okay, it's only flat on the bottom! Have a good one Quiet Sam!

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30980: I'll bring the Japanese Lanterns left over from Founders Day.
Busy today so more later,
Welcome Fred!

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30981: Wow, Quiet Sam! Boiled peanuts?? I love 'em! My son buys them for me sometimes when we make a river run on his Seadoos. They're goooood! I like the roasted ones, too, so make plenty! Don't forget the mask, it should work like a charm!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30982: Hey great QS about the mask - it should really scare some of the varmints off . . .do you think it will work for beetles.

I like having Dolly pull the wagon. Does anyone have a harmonica to go along with Boo's guitar. . .wouldn't that be great together. And the lanterns should work like a charm.

Someone needs to send out the invitations to those who haven't been here.


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30983: wow what a porch party - we sure know how to throw them. with quiet sam providing the hayride, singing all the way to meyers lake. where's spot? sterling- we sure have missed you and the bloodhounds have taken you off the list but they want credit for finding you. homemaker good idea, por old dolly needs a moral boost. welcome fred- i don't understand why aunt bea didn't marry you. i'll bring a load of fiewood for the remshaw house and a load for meyers lake. what's for supper? quote in 2003*** i'm ok with the puka, puka, puka; it's the chow- whee, chow whee that worries me. gilley could never be satisfied, just speed, speed ,speed. pappa bear

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30984: "Hey Asa,can I be the fizz in your Diet Dr. Pepper?" March 6, 2003

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30985: Evenin' Y'all! Party at the Remshaw Place-alright!!
Hey,does anybody have a black mask that might fit a possum? I wanna go as a raccoon-ha!
Asa,bring your bongos and go light on the Dippity- Do or whatever that gunk is you put on your hair when you "slick down". We don't need you dripping on the boiled peanuts!
Hey,heard something cute on the radio this morning- they were talking about Hurricane Wilma(which is definitely NOT cute) and the dee jay said that "right now the storm is down in Old Man Kelsey's ocean,down near the Cayman Islands"! Made me laugh out loud,which is something I don't usually do on my way to work! Especially first day back after being sick!
Well,y'all are digging up some mighty fine quotes-I'm gonna have to scout around in the ol' archives and see what I can come up with.
Hope all's well with Rev.Jr. Haven't seen him rocking on the Porch lately. Check in Rev.Jr.!
Well,washing machine just cut off,so I'd best get to my laundry. Y'all have a good night!
possum under a rock
P.S. Welcome Fred Goss!

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30986: Asa, If I'm the fizz in your pepsi, you're the Vicks in my nostril. By Boo LOL


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30987: Snuck in on me possum. Note to self... do dippity do light tonight! Got it!


October 19, 2005 - Msg 30988: Good point! REV JR where are you??
I'm tryin' to book the Darlin' boys for the entertainment!
Nov 2002= Barn: Now Thelma Lou, you cant go and kiss me on the jaw righch here in public!
Godd evening to all.