November 08, 2005 - Msg 31387: I'm resetting the porch to sweep when it's size reaches 50K rather than 67K. This should help a little for any slow down folks get as the page gets larger.


November 08, 2005 - Msg 31388: What am I gonna do tonight? Go home, shower, take a little nap and then over to Thelma Lou's for that George Raft movie on TV tonight. Yep, that's the plan, home, shower, nap and over to Thelma Lou's for that George Raft movie.

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31389: Thanks Floyd. I know it helped me out.
Message 31388, you forgot all about stopping and getting fudge for the movie. A man has fudge every Tuesday night for years, you just don't quit like that you know.
Anyway I'm going to bed early tonight because tomorrow night is the Mayberry knot tying club and I want to be at the top of my game for that one!


November 08, 2005 - Msg 31390: floyd thanks. asa- fudge goes good any night. isn't it funny how people doesn't make home made fudge much anymore. mdc- spot and mary wiggins you might want to check last posts in archive. pappa

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31391: Hey ky girl, that deal about that church floor was in our local paper. I think the town is spelled Migiddo. It was also on several newscasts here.
Pappa, yes, many do not see the signifigance of Tigress and Euphrates rivers area, but things are falling into place. FDA also just approved a chip that can go under human tissue.
Hope you make it to the new western site. It will send you emails of all posts or you can choose not to get them. Kinda neat.
NASCAR you-know-where this weekend!!
Thanks Floyd!! You're a regular Cary grant!

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31392: Good evening! MDC, that chip under the skin thing gives me the creeps. Even though I'm a Christian, I still feels scared when I think about those kinds of things. When I was a new believer I used to attend a church where the pastor seemed to delight in trying to scare us by telling us that we

better watch out because if we were doing something, "wrong" when the Lord returned, we would get left behind. It was a mean thing to do because even to this day I feel nervous about it.

Yes, I remember your story about Noah and the bird, funny! Today my sister sent me one about a little boy who was in church with his mom and the preacher was praying, "Lord, we are but dust!". The little boy then asked him mother (loudly), "Mom, what's butt dust?" heehee

Well, I would love to chat longer but I am wiped out. Been a busy week so far.


ps-the Nasal strips don't stop snoring but they help open up your nose so its easier to breath lying down.

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31393: My thought for today inspired by Boo
A rolling stone gathers no moss!
A moving butt gathers no dust!


November 09, 2005 - Msg 31394: sa- another good one. our grandson stays in a room in our basement some nights and last night i corneredhim and his friends and had a G.I. PARTY. THOSE UNITIATED THAT'S WHERE YOU CLEAN AND AREA SO CLEAN YOU COULD EAT OFF IT. there's those caps again, fat paws. boo= thanks for the info on skin implants. like you i don't think scare tactics in the pulpit works. i prefer to give someone bible qotes and urge them to look up and give me a quotefor me to look up/ mdc- thanks. breakfast is country ham, eggs as you like, homemade gravy, american fries, juice, milk or coffe, pop or soda depending on what they call it on your end of the porch. faster mayberry girl we got company a- coming. pappa

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31395: it never ceases to amaze me no matter how many andy griffith shows you've seen an episode comes on you haven't seen in a long time. last night on tv land the episode where emmitt was buying his wife a fur coat for their 25th anniversart. oh the number of lessons in that one. not jumping to conclusions, the chance to make someone special have a dream come true, and butting in uninformed only got andy deeper in trouble, not knowing when to hush up. mainly i haven't seen that one in a long time. that's what keeps mayberry so alive and the great folks on the porch. have a great day. pappa

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31396: so much to do before my long winter nap, let's see 1. plenty of food. 2. two drums of vicks. 3. snore strips, so i can snore easier. 4. bathroom facility. 5. all my andy tapes. 6. plenty of logs for the fire. have i forgotten anything? pappa bear... friday i make it a mayoral decree for veterans day, celebrate the porch day. and to remember what price our nation may pay for our complancency. whose running for porch mayor starting jan. my term ends dec 31st. mayor pappa bear.

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31397: Boo,pappa, I agree not much on scare tactics, i just thought it was interesting that the chip was approved and on the news this week. This past Sunday the pastor spoke of the 10 bridesmaids where five had extra oil for their lamps and 5 had none, and all he summed up with was "have extra oil." Boo, we're all sinners and will all probably be doing SOMETHING "wrong" when He returns, but if we have that extra oil,(a repentant heart and love of God)we're as ready as humanly can be. OK, Bluey goes the box!!
KY girl and Spot, I see where some parts of Churchill downs in henderson ky were damaged by that tornado. Lady at work MIL's trailer was wiped out, but she was out of it that day! ptl
Prayers for all those families.
Pappa, ALL tags eps speak volumes in my humble opinion. ha Love the one where Emmitt is talking to the toaster at the end! "Come on, pop up."
Army term for new western site - snafu! haha
May everyday be vets day in our hearts. Thanks for the decree!
Good day,

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31398: pappa- you forgot tapeplayer, monitor, generator and gas! ha

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31399: Think I'll do my homework for a change!!

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31400: thanks mdc for the hybernation list, boy it sure is getting expensive for a simple snooze. ha. aybe mrs wiley went to visit ernest t. and romeena. that would be a show unto itself wouldn't it? for lunch roast beef, mashed taters, salad, pumpkin pie, chess pie, apple, pecan, and ice cream. drink of choice. pappa

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31401:
NASCAR all over the place here this week!
Racing at PIR this weekend! What more could a white male who owns a pick up truck ask for?? ha
Pappa, trail boss made it onto new western site, if he can do it anyone can. Remember High Chaparral with leif erickson? That's the talk there right now. Ha, I think I just started my own site here, sorry floyd, no more. Bad mdc!
Have a super MAYBERRY day! Lunch looks good! (:

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31402: Does anyone remember how long Romeena is visiting her children?Didn't know if she should be home yet.-ky girl

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31403: Greetings everyone - just dropping in to say "Hey!" so "Hey!"


November 09, 2005 - Msg 31404: KYgirl, I looked in the archives message 31264
from Romeena said she would be back Monday Nov 7.
Maybe she just stayed over a few days. but we'll do an APB:
ROMEENA---APB FOR YOU!! Check in Chickie!
Thanks & prayers for you.

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31405: homemaker- good to see you. thought you might have been putting extra straw in the barn for the kids. ky girl- i fixed breakfast and lunch can you catch supper for us.? goober- turn up the heat who blew out the pilot light on the furnace. apb for charlotte tucker, sterling, romeena, mavis, emma mr mcvebee, afd, rev jr, mayberry girl, mayberry deputy, and all the missing porchsters. B-U- RR. pappa

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31406: Good Day! MDC, I have heard a few different sermons on the parable you spoke of. I know I love God, hope I keep a repentant heart. I remember years ago I had heard another one of those scary sermons and it was bothering me. That night I was laying in bed thinking about it and out of nowhere I distinctly heard these words, "What would a wedding be without the bride?". I still think of that when I am tempted to be afraid about it. The bible calls us the Bride of Christ and it never says anything about a divorce in the future!

Good news, it looks like our house is sold. Yeehaw! Some yankee who is moving down from New York is buying it (love those yankees!). We got pretty well what we were asking for it. Of course those New Yorkers are used to paying ALOT for their houses.

Yes Asa, a moving Butt gathers no dust, truely.
I saw something so funny today. I have told ya'll about the redneck guy that lives next door to my parent..he's the one with the goats and the pigs that were digging up dad's yard...well, the guy has this really OLD truck that is covered in so much Bondo that you can't even tell what color it is and this morning the front half of the truck was hanging by a chain from a tree in the guys front yard! I said, "Look Sean, a Redneck Windchime!". Wish I had a digital camera so I could take a picture of it to email to my friends.

Well, got to go get ready for a special prayer meeting being called to pray for the upcoming women's retreat. Love to All!


November 09, 2005 - Msg 31407: Thanks for that APB MDC ,hope Romeena is o.k.I got supper pappa,we are having burgers,homefries,coleslaw,and fried apples for dessert,sams choice colas for drinks.We have a tornado watch for our area until 10 oclock tonight,pretty windy right now.Boo,I like that ,"redneck windchime"!It reminds me of something my oldest son said he told one of his teachers in AIT training in the army.He is an all wheel mechanic,and,he said they were teaching them how to repair a hummer with as few tools as possible in one lesson,so if they are ever in a situation where they just need to get out of somewhere they can,it doesn't have to be exactly to regulation until they get it to the garage.he said "oh I can do that,you should have seen my old truck!It's so true,at one time,he had a headlight tied up with a string,he all kinds of duct tape on it,until finally he just junked it!He drove it on country backroads for a long time until the thing just died!my oldest daughter still teases him about the time she was wearing a metal belt with, links,and,my sons headlight was falling off,so he asked her if he could borrow her belt to tie up his headlight!Congratulations on the sale of your house!Hey to homemaker,is it turning cold where you are?Pappa Bear,are saying you aren't seeking re-election of this fine porch?Because,I was ready to vote for you again!You are doing a great job!Spot,where you at today?You still playing checkers?Take care everyone,talk to you in a bit-ky girl

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31408: WOW! ON THE NEWS TONIGHT ANDY GRIFFITH RECIEVED THE HIGHEST CIVILIAN MEDAL BY PRESIDENT BUSH TODAY ALONG WITH ALI, GREENSPAN, CAROL BURNET. that deserves caps don't you think? boo- loved the great story. i make redneck windchimes. wooden open end wrench, 4 bean cans painted like flags, hole in top of cans, twine string thru can attached to beer openers. mdc- tried 3 times and yahoo still don't let me on. tried tours, tried cowgirls no luck. ky girl- thanks for supper, pappa

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31409: tommorow i decree it andy griffith day on the porch. post your memories of him. ky girl i feel it's time for a new mayor we have so many great porchsters that a fresh look as mayor would make it interesting. mayor pappa bear

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31410: on andy griffith tommorow it could be the qualities you most admired of andy, most memorable lines etc. pappa

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31411: Pappa, thank you for trying to keep the discussion TAGS related lately. I really appreciate it! The Emmett's anniversary one is one of my favorites! I love the way Andy looks at Emmett in the kitchen and says "Let's Go." What a good friend Andy was.
- Hazel

November 09, 2005 - Msg 31412: I am so pleased about Andy being recognized! I hope it makes him happy. Andy is such an endearing character as Andy Taylor, Mattlock or just when he's Andy Griffith. What always made me smile is when my kids would say things about Andy...they talk about him like they know him. I remember when my son was about 2 or 3 and he saw an old navy picture of my dad in WW2. He pointed at it and said, "Andy!". I always did think my dad resembles Andy. Also we have a painting in our home called, "Quality Time" that show a man holding the hand of a child and walking down a tree-strewn country road. Both of my children, when they were about 2, pointed at it and said, "Its Andy and his boy!". Once my Baby Girl even told me she wanted to marry Andy.

Those redneck windchimes you make sound like just the thing my neighbor would like!, PAPPA.

So funny about your son's car, KY GIRL! We had some of those cars in our family when I was a kid. I have told about this before, I think, but when I was a kid, my dad had this old, horribly ugly Rambler. He was the judge in the little town I grew up in and to get even, somebody shot out the back window of the car. There was also no floorboard on the driver's side so you could put your foot out when the brakes didn't work. When I was in 7th grade we had to do a project because it was the Biccentennial year and I painted that old car red, white and blue and it got the nickname of The Star Spangled Bomb. I don't remember what ever happened to that old thing.

Better think about getting to bed. Tommorrow's another busy day!


November 10, 2005 - Msg 31413: andy griffith day on the porch, last night he won the presidential medal of freedom and i thought toay would be a great one to tell our favorite andy moments that touched us, no easy task. for me it was andy willing to treat everyone the same rather they be ernest t., the darlings or someone prominate in the community. also loved how he could tell a story that slow drag you into it kind. hazel- great to see you. i agree that we all tend to drift from tags topics sometimes but if folks like you and the others nudge us into a tags mode we all jump right back in there. boo- that car story was precious, i'm sure it still adores the road occasionaly, don't you? well time to get to the court house and send barney to the school crossing. i think barney was the longest running school crossing guard in history. military meals in a box for breakfast.ha. yours truly pappa bear

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31414: I didn't see that medal ceremony, I hope they show it again. Good for Andy! He deserves it. And good for GW too for recognizing him.

Well folks, if all goes well I should have internet on Monday so I won't have to go to the library to check in. They still have to see if we can even get DSL where we live. I don't think my wife nor I could go back to dial-up.

I saw the episode last night where Opie gets a girl friend his little friend(I forget his name) feels left out. Just can't get over Opie's dancing. So funny! Looks like he is trying to generate some static electricity the way he drags his feet on the carpet.
I wonder if Ron gets kidded about that scene.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31415: Whoohooo! and Good Morning, everyone! ky girl, thanks for the personal concern. I haven't read the archives yet, will probably do that this evening, but for anyone who was wondering where I got off to, I'm fine. Left last Thursday and went to Fredericksburg to spend a long weekend being looked after by all my kids - a mini-reunion. Got home Monday evening, to find my DSL wasn't working, just got it back this morning. So, that's where I've been. Didja miss me??

Sure is quiet and lonely around here. I finally made a big decision and took the Plum to a groomer this morning. I always groom her myself, but let my family talk me into cutting her hair into a puppy cut, and I wanted a professional to do it, at least the first time. Mavis, I'm sure you'd agree with that. Anyway, I've got two things going here - missing her and having misgivings about cutting her hair. Oh, well, if I don't like it, it will grow out. Besides, her little personality can carry most anything.

Sure is good to have my computer back. I've felt so isolated! I miss the porch when I can't get here. You all have a great Mayberry day. Sugarplum said to tell you hey! --Romeena

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31416: hey Romeena,so good to see you back,I missed seeing posts from you.Hope Plum gets a cute haircut from the groomer.Glad to hear you will be able to get online from home soon Sterling.Yea,I had DSL before I switched to this dial up,and when my contract runs out with this dialup,I'm definitley going back to DSL.pappa,I think you are right,Barney sure was a crossing guard a long time!I'm still trying to think of just a few andy moments that are my favorites,I like so many.I can relate to that old Rambler Boo,we have had plenty of those here too,but,I do think out of all of ours,my sons was the worst!I like that nickname"The star spangled Bomb!haha!Hi hazel,good to see you,how are things on your end of the porch?Gotta go,talk to ya later-ky girl

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31417: sterling- we're praying your up and running soon. we miss you and kai. romeena- we were all worried about you, any time someone is gone longer than thought it's like a family member we worry. plum had better have plenty of carrots when gets home. ky girl- it's hard to come up with episodes for me also, so i went with adoring qualities like i posted this morning. . the award ceramony was on the nightly news. abc. pappa bear

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31418: Hey Y'all! Boo,I can just picture "The Bomb" in my mind- funny!
Pappa,thanks for informing us about Andy being honored-I think it's way overdue and good for W for recognizing Andy's contributions to American television. One of my favorite Andy "things" is the way he'd get so tickled over Don Knott's antics during a scene that he had a hard time keeping a straight face. Can't y'all see Andy wiping that big hand across his mouth,trying to keep from laughing? In the "My Fair Ernest T. Bass"episode watch him when Ernest T. goes ballistic after Mrs. Wiley calls him a creature- Andy is smiling the whole time he and Barney are trying to get Ernest T. out of Mrs. Wiley's house! It must have been so much fun working on TAGS!
Hey Sterling,that dancing of Opie's was strange,to say the least! Bet Ron did get teased a lot about it! The name of his little friend was Mike( played by Buddy Foster,the real life brother of actress Jodi Foster). I think it's cute when Mike hooks up with the girl's little sister at the end of that episode. Guess for a color episode,that's one of the best ones.Anybody know when TVLand is going B&W again? I miss Barney!
Welcome back,Ro! We missed ya! Sorry that you had to miss Asa receiving his "Pip Plaque" but he was having a fit and so we went ahead & gave it to him.You know how he gets!
Well,better go check on Laci. She's about due to wake up from her nap. Y'all have a great day!
possum under a rock

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31419: WELCOME BACK ROMEENA!
Hey pappabear, did you see my reply at the old western site. OK, the old teacher in me is coming out and we're going to do this til you get it right! haha Go to, click on "groups", then in the page that comes up, you will see a purple "Sign Up" in the lower right quarter of the sreeen. Fill in all the info. then, after that, put in the name that cowgirl gave the group.The mccain Ranch and you should be in like flint!
Sorry hazel, trying to steer our mayor in the western direction!
Possum, Sterling, that dance ep is near the end of the color eps, so maybe BW soon! He danced about as good as Elaine Bennis! ha
KYgirl, did you make the tin can stilts??
Well, good day to all. Sausage, hash browns and fried eggs for supper. I like those "breakfasts for supper" sometimes.
MDC (NASCAR in Phoenix!!!)
Opie: Johnny Paul says that tar is real good for the teeth.
Andy: Oh, that's an old wives' tale!
Opie: But Johnny Paul aint even married.

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31420: hey folks ,our local paper ,the Charlotte Observer ran a nice article about Andy getting the Presidental metal go to and in the search box type in Andy Giffith and several mayberry articles come up the first one is the one you want everyone take care

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31421: HAPPY 230TH Birthday today to the USMC!!
Let's all sing a round of "from the halls of montezuma.." (Buckets over heads are optional!)
Hey MD, good to see ya, I may be selling in the stands this weekend!

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31422: gosh gang been busy cutting trees down at my at work not till morning...gona read the archives.....lets meet at long horn for a steak tonight...........SPOT

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31423: Howdy! So good to see ROMEENA and STERLING on the porch. We miss you when you are gone!

MDC, I will never forget that Sienfeld episode when Elaine danced...horrors. I must say even Opie wasn't that bad, but I can just picture his kids watching that now and laughing their heads off.

ROMEENA, what's a puppy cut? Just it short?

Well, better get a move on. Just finished dinner...meatloaf, fried potatoes, peas, and corn on the cob..ya'll are welcome to drop in for supper.


November 10, 2005 - Msg 31424: Semper Fideles! Thanks Leathernecks!

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31425: Ok I have to admit I am a fan of the show. And I also have to admit I miss not seeing the show on everynight. While a little busy here in Iraq I have been considering buying a season or two as my little Christmas present to myself. Didn't even know this site existed until I did a search to see if any of the seasons were on DVD. Must be a lot more fans out there than I expected.

Anyway a little while ago I did have a big ol piece of cake in honor of the Leathernecks in my office. Even an Air Force guy can celebrate what the Leathernecks have accomplished for our great country.

Air Force Joe

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31426: Hey welcome Air Force Joe! SPOT..try to do most of the cooking here on the porch..hey boo,asa,hm,possum,mdc,ky,pappa and all....late night snack tonight will be fried thick sliced bologna sandwiches..pickled peppers,oil and vinger chips and a yoohoo...SPOT

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31427: air force joe- thanks for carrying on our behalf, i'm an old soldier myself. got a nephew headed your way on sat. a lot of old soldiers on this site we're all pulling for you. pappa bear happy veterans day as it is friday there already,. pappa (SALATUE) bear.

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31428: Welcome, Air Force Joe. Stick around and pretty soon you'll love our old porch as much as we do. Don't be surprised if we shorten your name, probably to AFJ, that is if you don't mind. We salute you, and appreciate you for all that you and others like you have done and are doing. Even though you couldn't tell it by what the media puts out, Americans love you!

Yep, Boo, a puppy cut is short, and The Plum looks adorable. I took a couple of pictures, and will put them into in a minute or two. Gotta transfer them from the camera to the computer and resize them, but will do it right now. She looks really cute, and seems to be very comfortable with her short haircut.

If I disappear periodically, don't be surprised. My DSL still isn't fixed, and just cuts in and out, for no apparent reason. They think it's a loose connection at the power pole (remember the infamous power pole?) and will have to send a lineman out to fix it, possibly tomorrow. It's annoying, but even so, DSL is great most of the time. In several years, this is the first real problem I've had with it, so that's pretty good, I think.

Well, gotta rustle up something to eat, and get these pictures done. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31429: Howdy from Texas, Air Force Joe. Hope we see you again soon. This porch is a real nice place to be, especially if you are far from home.

ROMEENA, I LOVE Sugarplum's new haircut. It makes her look so sweet. Stay with it!

SPOT, fried bologna sandwiches? That just so happens to be a favorite of many porchsters. I rembember a good, long discussion about it a year or two ago. I like mine with the edges of the bologna black and lots of Miracle Whip. Love those vinegar chips, too.

Have you all made your Thanksgiving plans yet? Anyone travelling to an interesting location? I am really looking forward to the time spent with friends and family.

"Over the river and through the woods,
To Grandmother's house we go...."


How's the weather on the rest of the porch? Its hot here in South Texas. High was about 85 today and humid. Yuck.

November 10, 2005 - Msg 31430: VICKS!!

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31431: Hey, Air Force Joe,welcome to the porch!Thank you for all that you are doing over there,and,like all the other porchsters have said,we love you all for everything you are doing.yes,since veterans day is here,a "Big Thank you ",for all the veterans.No,MDC,I didn't get to make the stilts yet,I've got to get some more cans together for that,I know I'll end up making some for the kids friends too,so I'm trying to be prepared!I did make "telephones"with them to keep them busy while I was cooking dinner a couple nights ago,instead of cans I used plastic dixie cups and yarn,it served the same purpose ,just didn't have the sound the cans would have had.Boo,you know I was thinking the other day,if we all ever get the chance to get together and meet each other,I think we should have a contest to see who could bring the biggest jar of vicks!haha!Something tells me it would be you,since as a friend of mine from Texas tells me"everythings big in texas'!The weather here is cold,been in the low 40's for the past 2 days,the kids have been wearing thier winter coats,and,the wind has been blowing like crazy.Now,tomorrow,it's supposed to be back in the 60's!Strange!Spot,it sounds like you are getting plenty of firewood ready for winter.Those fried bologna sandwhiches sounds good,love those vinegar chips too.Well,I'm gonna get off here and check out Plums new haircut,Take Care friends,talk to you later-ky girl

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31432: Romeena,she looks so adorable!I like the new haircut-ky girl

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31433: Hey ky..yea gona try to burn wood most of the time this year..finally turned cool here like nov.should be..40ish at night and 60ish in the day..breakfast will be at 6 am..fried egg and canadian bacon sanwiches..2 if ya want..little mayo and hit a pole and broke it about an hour a little over 500 consumers out of power...crew headed in to set a new pole...well back to answering the phone...SPOT

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31434: My favorite Andy episode other than anything with the Darlings is "the bird" episode. My, don't the trees seem full. . . .

Welcome Air Force Joe - THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO! This day is for you too -


November 11, 2005 - Msg 31435: That was a real nice piece in the Charlotte paper (online version) thanks Mayberry Deputy!
Wish I would have had a Polaroid snapshot of that!


November 11, 2005 - Msg 31436: Morning dears!
Welcome home Romeena. Is the knee still doing well?
Welcome Air Force Joe. God bless and thank you for what you do.
hm, no cooking for Joe. We need him healthy.:)
Possum, Boo, I have my Pip Plaque all framed and hung. Boy it looks good up there. Thank you!
Hope we all have a great Friday and a super weekend!


November 11, 2005 - Msg 31437: happy veterans day.... say let's all go to main street and have the band play, a picnic in the park, while the band plays on the stand. gomer as grand marshall. who do we get to fire the cannon? who wants to volenteer to check out under the bandstand for spiders. spot have you got the lights on the park bandstand on. maybe asa will honor us by showing his pip award? anyone want to put up an upside down christmas tree like they've been showing on tv? of course otis would swear it was normal. ha. pappa bear


November 11, 2005 - Msg 31439:
HAPPY VETERANS DAY!! Thanks Pappabear and others!
We had a B-17 and a B-1 bomber flyover to start our parade here on the western end of the porch. Man, what a difference 60 years has made!
Welcome AFJoe! I have a brother who recently retired after flying 30 years Marine Air. Also have a Marine nephew over there right now! Quite a few porchsters have relatives on active duty!
Here's what I would like to do, if you give me your APO, I WOULD LIKE TO BUY YOU ANY OF THE 4 SEASONS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE! MY TREAT! You folks are the cats! "OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER.." Let me know.
Pappa, did you write 31438? I'll try to watch tonight.
SPOT- you are certainly our Mr McBeevee these days! Hope the lights are back on.
Hey, that's it, if we all change our names to a missing porchster, maybe they'll all show up, like Hodie did! haha
Trivia: What was that song that everyone sang when riding in Barneys car?
KY girl, those cheap plastic phone just dont do the trick! haha
ROMEENA0- speaking of connections, any update on TOM's situation?
WHo was breaking in BIFOCALS a while back? Did you get used to them or did they end up in the kitchen junk drawer?
Good day all.
Mr Darlings Cuz (MDC)

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31440: "Retired RAF Pilot thanks Yanks!"
In our local paper this morning a retired RAF pilot, who is here for a special remembrance day, says thanks. He and about 200 other RAF pilots trained here at our Falcon Field between 1942 and 1945!
He is here for 60th annv. to remeber his fellow countrymen who died in training here, and he publicly thanked all here who were so hospitable to them, and for the US coming to their defense in "their darkest days". He said America's assistance, training pilots, furnishing aircraft, etc help turn things around from the constant bombardment by the Germans. God bless America he said, he and his boys of the raf will never forget. WWII vets are dying at a rate of 1000 a day! Call a vet today, thank them that we can sit like we are sitting on this porch, say what we want to, and as was said long ago "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it!"
Prayers continue for all our troops, our leaders, our families and all of this wonderful land!
Just wanted to share my feelings today! Thanks,

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31441: I hear that Bobby Fleet's band is like jazzin' up "Stars and Stripes Forever."
"Like, man, I thought I was playin' it kinda quaint" GOD BLESS OUR VETS! Thanks Mr PBear!
Hope all you fine mayberryites have a good day and a good weekend. Just got back from another run. Nothing like good corn fed american 100% beef! And that aint no bull! harhar
Fred Goss

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31442: Oh I forgot "constable" after quaint!
Good to see Andy get the Freedom Award! fg

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31443: Didnt see you ther mdc. Howdy

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31444: Hey gang,great VET day!...gona read..back at work..bandstand lights are on...supper at cracker barrell.SPOT

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31445: Happy Veteran's Day! Nice to have you Air Force Joe (AFJ)!

Heading over the Cracker Barrel for supper with Spot. Sounds good! Hubby's on standby over the three day weekend and he just got called out on a hit pole.

Love that "quaint" quote, Fred.

Thanks for the APB, MDC. Been dealing with a sinus thing and haven't felt that great. But I'm pretty much back to my old self.

So glad to hear about Andy's medal. I can just hear him telling President Bush, "'Preciate it!". Now if Barney got one, I'd expect him to say, "The president...of the United gonna shake my hand. Bless his heart." ; )

Have a great day all!
Andy's Favorite Dish (AFD)

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31446: Plus barney would ask if they had any bigger ones!
ha! MDC

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31447: Evenin' Y'all!
Welcome to Air Force Joe. May I take this opportunity to say "Thank You" for your service to our country. That goes for all our veterans-pappa bear and anyone I've missed by name. You are all greatly appreciated.God Bless You.
That was me with the bifocals,MDC.Piece of cake now,but it was rough for awhile!!
I see Asa is still giddy over his Pip Plaque. Glad you got it in a nice frame Asa- that way you can't ruin it by dripping Dippity Doo on it.
Well,off to check e-mail and some other stuff. Y'all have a wonderful Veteran's Day night!
possum under a rock

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31448: MDC,I think it was Dixie who was trying to get used to the bifocals.Hey AFD and Fred Goss,good to see you.Just checking in,catch you all later-ky girl

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31449: been a long day, tired. mdc- yes that was my message about andy tonight. afd= is that really you? we've sure missed you. pappa beat bear

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31450: Hey KY girl, good APB! APB for DIXIE!!! mdc

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31451: I meant good REMINDER!

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31452: Hey,pappa,ky,possum,boo,hm,fg,afj,mdc,asa,...afd did hubby get back from trouble call?..slow hee right now ,got a couple of small calls..well back to my movie..lets go night fishing later, ill dig some worms...SPOT

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31453: MDC - Barney'd probably ask for something with rubies, too, since they're his birthstone.

Yep, pappa bear, it truly is me, the real AFD. Missed you all too! Hey to kygirl!

Nope, spot, hubby's still out. Says it may take a while. Plus we're expecting some foul weather tomorrow, so I think he and Uncle Sam are gonna make a little extra money this weekend.


November 11, 2005 - Msg 31454: Good OT for hubby AFD,ok got the worms dug poles strung up meet me at the duck pond at 8 who ever wants to go,got the cooler ready and coffee hot..better wear a pull over hoodie, a little cool...MDC got any squeezins for the cool night?..SPOT

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31455: Why do you want to go to the duck pond at 8, spot? We won't be able to see the ducks. ; ) We might catch us a few keepers, though, so I guess that's ok. : )

Hubby just got done working that job, will be home shortly. As spot says, lights are on!

Sitting here watching R Lee Ermey's Vietnam - really interesting. My dad served over there in 1966-7. Ermey and I were born in the same town (Emporia, KS), and my hubby works with a guy who is supposedly related to him. Don't that beat everything!


November 11, 2005 - Msg 31456: im watching Saving Private Ryan........first for me....cheese cake and luck at the duck pond....SPOT

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31457: Spot, I think I'll pass on that trip to the duck ponds. My motto is, if you think you'll need a hoodie, stay in the house! With age comes a little self-protective wisdom, or it should. Kinda hard to say that while standing on this banged-up knee.

I started the really active PT sessions today. Those people flat wore me out! Not much pain, they aren't even working on getting the knee to bend right, I've pretty much gotten that done myself. They're trying to strengthen the muscles that have gone weak during three weeks of not using them. Actually, the therapists are kind, and very inventive, and have a lot of varied and interesting routines, but it is tiring. An hour and a half is a long time for an old gal like me!

Hey to AFD and all the "where-izzers." Earlier everyone was mentioning some of their favorite "Andy" moments, but my DSL keeps cutting in and out, so haven't been able to participate. One of my favorite things is the expression in Andy's eyes when Barney has risen to a challenge and done well. Pride, love, amusement - it's all there. I love it!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31458: one of my favorite 'Andy moments",is when Andy is listening to Opie,then explaining a lesson to be learned.The patience and understanding he shows is priceless.Spot that cheesecake sounds delicious,good movie,"saving Private Ryan"Have you seen 'Pearl Harbor"?Thats a good too.I want to try to see the new movie out"Jarhead",has anyone seen it?How about the new Disney movie"Chicken Little"?Romeena,if you don't like to go out in hoodie weather you definitley wouldn't like it here right now,it's in the mid 40's,and,the wind is blowing.Now earlier it was almost 60 and nice.Go figure!I'm bushed,long day today,talk to you all tomorrow,Take Care-ky girl

November 11, 2005 - Msg 31459: no have not ky...hey ro how about a scarf...ya know wraped around your head,,hee hee..watching the clasic Jurassic Park!...favorite moment?..hum when barn bangs the symbols behind andys head in the office...daaaa-daaa-daaa "SMASH"....SPOT

November 12, 2005 - Msg 31460: Morning Porchsters!...rise and shine!..county fried ham,big cat head bisquits,red eye gravy,hashbrowns with onions,grits with real butter,scrambled eggs with cheese,bacon,flap jacks with maple syrup and strawberrys,cold milk,coffee,oj,h20..ready at 7:00 est..BIG lots to do today!..gona go home and sleep just a bit then cut fire wood for a bit then Miss Sherry is coming over..may do some Christmas work when I leave this morning till 10 pm next wed..well deserved I say, 40 hrs in 3 days but I love the time off in reward..God Bless and Prayers to up now...signed:SPOT the"gona point the dually toward west ga." dog of your porch...ruff ruff

November 12, 2005 - Msg 31461: since it's 6am central, i'm coming hungry spot. did anyone see the interview on entertainment tonight with 79 year old andy and he mentioned barney is 81. the amazing thing to me was how at peace he was and when asked what he told ronnie about the devinci code, he said, ronnie i'm a christian but i liked it. suppose to be more on a web site on this interview but i missed the site as 16 hours on the go yesterday has done me in. love to have someone that knows it post it. thanks. spot- is miss sherry going to get you one of them upside down trees? romeena- prayers on your recovery. i love that word where- izzers. afd- i watched mail call last night too. i thought how much pretty it was. i did a tour in 66& 67, then another one 68- into early 70. i extended 6 mos on my second tour. it shows the differences in every war. iraq is a rough one also and i hope we never repeat the treatment that the sourthern guys got after the civil war or how we were treated upon our return. i was spit on by college girls in san francisco airport and for years if you put you were a vietnam veteran on your resume or mentioned it in an interview that was certain suicide. well off to spots. for breakfast and hopefully to old ben weavers for some shopping. you know old ben is not going to die like normal folks, he's just going to nasty away. i loved andy saying that. pappa bear

November 12, 2005 - Msg 31462: Thanks for breakfast spot! Good stuff!

Prayers for your recovery, Ro!

pappa bear - 'Preciate your service to this fine country of ours. I could probably count on one hand the number of times my dad has talked about VN. It's just something he doesn't talk about.

Here's a link to the entertainment tonight's interview with Andy.


November 12, 2005 - Msg 31463: Man, SPOT, you make the best breakfast!

I missed the interview, PAPPA! Didn't know about it in time. I'm sorry to hear about the way you and other Viet Nam vets were treated. Very unfair, isn't it, to be discriminated against for something like that. Be sure the ones who did it were never there...probably have no clue of the horrors. I hope Americans learned something from it and won't do the same thing to those in Iraq now. I remember when I was a new nurse (21 or 22) and I was working in an ICU. I had a patient who was a Vietnam vet...poor guy had some real issues and if he was sleeping, you couldn't touch him or he would come unglued. You had to stand back away from the bed and call his name to wake him. He was in his forties and had already had a heart fact he had the heart attack when he was in his car driving AWAY from the dr's office. He had stopped in at a small town (old) dr's office and told him he had chest pain. The old doc sent him on his way and he had a heart attack, passed out and had a wreck. When the EMTs got there he was in Ventricular Fib (heart was not beating, just sort of vibrating) and they had to keep shocking him with the defibrillator. Turns out, he had a huge mark from the steering wheel on his chest and they said he probably went into V-fib while driving, passed out and would have died right there if he had not hit the steering wheel with his chest. The impact probably got his heart beating again long enough for the EMTs to arrive. The guy did make it and left the hospital a couple weeks later...there are a few lessons in that story, one of which is sometimes what seems like a wreck might save your life. Haha! Another is...sometimes you need to get a second opinion!

KY Girl, I would love to be having your weather right now. Its way too warm here and has been for over a week. I like cold weather in Novemeber and December, otherwise it just doesn't seem like Thanksgiving and Christmas. "Hoodie weather" is just my thing. Sure hope there is some snow in my corner of heaven.

Gotta go...Erin is hear wanting me to get her some clothes so she can go outside and, "work". I'm not sure what she has in mind..probably digging up the yard with her little plastic shovel.