November 17, 2005 - Msg 31548: homemaker- i also thought it didn't sound like tom on that poem thing the other day but since noone else mentioned it i thought i was wrong. - talking of women andy could have set his sites on ellen brown? what about the rich lady speeder? QUESTION= how many chapters and locations city, state that you can name a thon? maybe starting monday? since we no longer get mailed bullits wouldn't it be nice to plug those folks who keep the spirit of mayberry going? maybe if we ask at the end of next week real nice, maybe floyd would print a listing for us to zip over to. i would be interested in seeing a porch survey unsigned and not personal attacks, on what you like seeing more of and the thinks you think might turn off our where- izzers as someone called them. i know we're in a busy world but folks like bulbsnatcher, county nurse, auh20 fungirl, frankie flint, alyce , mr mcvebee to name a few that posted reguraly and just stopped. have we become to wordy in posts? what content shifts causes some porchsters to be turned off? too many posts by same ones in a day? i'm not trying to start a moulage, am i imagining there must have been some shift to cause so many to stop posting/ pipeman ? pappa bear

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31549: Ha, pipeman, good one pappabear! Where is that pipeman anyway? ha
I think things are going pretty well. each answers whatever thay want to.
Good sweep! See,just when we needed Floyd, you swept all the rifraf off the porch! ha
Good to see you back Ky girl. Sorry about the bug ya got! Your chance to let hubby take over for a bit.
It was not me Ky girl, but I do enjoy the poems.
But not sure who gets the credit.
I did email floyd just to let him know to keep an eye out!
Have a good day.
EMMA:"I ran out of my pills last night and couldn't sleep a wink"
"Dont you want to know if I had a pain last night?"

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31550: Morning Porch!

Pappa bear, I just read your Veteran's Day entry and it was very nice! Thanks for sharing with us all.

I just finished reading some of the archives, and I must say, Asa, you are awful naughty, trying to prank dear Romeena like that! Good thing she has that fur-kid to help protect her...and a fearsome one he is, too! (Is the Plum a he?)

It has gotten REAL cold here, ever since O'Malley's been snowing even! I have my furnace dialed down to about 65 or so, and I don't know if I can make it through the whole winter like this! Extra blankets, warm sweaters and all that, but is COLD, and it's only November! I may freeze to death, but I will have saved enough money for a proper burial!

Here's my quote: "I behaved like a proper Charley!"

May God grant every porchster a wonderful late fall, Mayberry type of day!

Mary Wiggins

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31551: Oh, by the way Dixie, hang in there with your teaching career. I know it may be difficult now, but I think, (was it homemaker?)one of our porchsters gave some great advice. It is one thing to teach someone else's class, but once it's your own, then you will have more success!


November 17, 2005 - Msg 31552:
Mary, good to see you again. (You're still the best girl in the 1st grade!) So sorry about all the snow and cold there. I told Omalley to build a fire for ya. Yup, we gotta watch that asa!
Possum, Yes, I do now recall that ep with barn and Goober outside the window, but that was ANDY putting on the moves. Are there any where HELEN starts it? See, I'm trying to save her "old lady Crump" reputation! I'm trying to see if she ever had "that look in her eye" for example. haha
Saw in ep last night where Barney is learning sheriffing rule number one, and they do that preamble style bit. Guess that was for a "warm up" ha You can see Andy really cracking up.
HAS anyone here ever used "lens doctor" to wipe away scratches on lenses? Mine are really scratched and saw the commercial for it. 14.95
As mary said, have a super mayberry day.

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31553: Oops, thats "overposting" MDC ha
Just razzin' pbear

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31554: Hey everyone. Glad to see ya'll were thinking about me in my long absence.

Sooo..... I have a question and maybe i shouldn't say something but I'm so "confoosed" As I have heard said. What is going on with Tom and.... Tom. I don't understand. Some one help me out.


November 17, 2005 - Msg 31555: razzin is the most fun i've had in a long time.ha mary wiggins- yep it's gotten a little nippy, i've set our furnace to kick on at 45 degrees below zero. conserve that precious fuel. ha. barney- you couldn't get a tissue paper between there lips. andy- you mean kissing. barney- yeah kissing. andy- who was kissing? barney- gomer and thelma lou. andy- you don't say. barney- yea, kissing. i wonder why barney and thelma lou just didn't get married early on and sav all the heartache? what about the one who he walked to chruch? she was a good cook, low key christian woman? pipeman, er pappa bear or some such feller.

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31556: Our local station just started with ep #1 again! yippie!
Whereabouts is TV Land?
Pappa, in what ep did gomer kiss thelma lou??

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31557: Hey gang..been WORKING around the house ...missed the porch a work now ...gona read...will have supper in a bit....SPOT

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31558: Hey Folks,

I went in and cleaned up on the Archives as well. Our "friend" from out in LA, CA has had their posts removed from the archives and their IP blocked and recorded. Their ISP will be contacted if further "confusion" is caused by them.

Sad that there are such loosers that they would spend almost 4 hours of their live visiting a place that they are only interested in because they can cause trouble. Very sad. Perhaps they well find some "Mayberry" in their life someday.


November 17, 2005 - Msg 31559: Thanks Floyd for all the cleanups,yeah,it's sad some people have nothing else to do.What episode did Gomer kiss Thelma Lou?I definitley missed that one.Yea,if they would have got married to begin with it would have saved alot of heartache,but,them not being married sure made for some great episodes.Remember when Barney was reciting his poem to,I think it was Juanita on the phone?And Andy comes in and listens to him when Barney doesn't know it?I liked the expression on Andys face when he sneaks in on him!Talk to ya'll in a bit-ky girl

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31560: Thanks Floyd! Some folks are just the LIMIT!
Now if we can get pappabear to find the new Rifleman site, all would be good! ha
Prayers continue for all porch folks, especially with those deployed. God bless em and keep em in His care! Sinse we been talkin' bout kissin' so much, I'll just wish ya all a little "cheek sugar!" from your special ones tonight
Anyone for Perkins for supper? (Do ya all have perkins coffe shops?)

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31561: Thank you, Floyd. I find such interlopin' to be annoying, but when it starts to rile TOM, I really get my dander up. TOM doesn't deserve or need to be upset like that. Thanks for fixing things. You're a prince, a real prince!

My expanded fish pond is almost a reality. The holes are dug, the liner is in and the water is in. It will get a few inches deeper when we finish, but is at about two feet right now. Dirt is bermed up around the perimeter, the liner is turned back a foot or so over the dirt and heavy stones are in place, holding the liner down. This rise will keep rainwater from draining into the pond. Tomorrow we cut the excess liner away, place more stones around the outside perimeter, and put bedding soil in between, so I can plant flowers around the edges. There is a huge slab of limestone that forms a bridge over the narrow part of the figure-eight shaped pond. The fountains - one is a little umbrella fountain, the other is a waterfall coming out of some boulders - will go in tomorrow. Then there's lighting - haven't got that all worked out yet, but we will. It's really going to be pretty when it's finished.

Mary Wiggins, The Plum is a little girl furkid. She thinks she's a big strong watch-furkid, though. Very big bark for such a little girl.

Everyone have a great Mayberry weekend. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Seems like I'm always getting my britches hung on my own pitchfork." --Andy

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31562: To Kathy in Portland, please send me your email address. I'm on the trail of that music you asked about, and have a good lead working. I'd prefer to handle it by email rather than here on the porch. Thanks!

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31563: thanks floyd...tonight its soup and sandwiched....tomato or cream of chicken...grilled ham for sandwiches...tea...slaw...busy here at work...SPOT

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31564: thanks floyd- there is always a few nuts out there. mdc- gomer didn't kiss thelma lou. that was barney's perception when thelma was using gomer to make barney jealious. dixie- great to see you. sure miss you. mdc- i called perkins 30 miles from me if they would dog sled some carry- outs? ky girl- did you have any damage from all those storms ? pappa bear

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31565: Andy: Barn, see that foot! Please tell me how in the world i mannged to fit that entire foot, all of it into my mouth!

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31566: sorry, that was me, MDC. I'm a poet and dont know it!
Have a good evening

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31567: Hey everybody, hope you are having a good evening.

PAPPA, as far as those who no longer post, we miss them but musn't dwell on why they no longer come to visit. There is really no way to know why some don't visit the porch anymore but I'm sure there are many different reasons. I think mostly folks just get too busy and you never know what happens to some. Sounds morbid but sometimes I wonder if some folks die and we never hear about it. Sad to think about. I think we should all talk to a relative or friend and give them this porch address and ask them to let our friends on the porch know if something (God forbid) ever happens to SPOT's girlfriend did when he was in his accident. I know my sister would let you all know if something happened to me. Having said that, I want to say that I am very thankful for all of you and for Floyd and this porch.

ROMEENA, that fish pond sounds so pretty. Hope you will put a picture of it on your photo site.

MDC, good luck saving "Ol' Lady Crump's" reputation...I don't think she ever had that look in her eye. As far as "cheek sugar" tonight, I'm way too tired...heehee.

Hey, DIXIE, good to see you coming around again. We miss you.

Good to see you too, Mary Wiggins. Sorry you are freezing already. I can't even imagine snow already. Stay warm!

I wanted to tell ya'll something sweet that I forgot to share with you yesterday. When I was getting Erin's pictures made yesterday (my Baby Girl who is 4), I was trying to get her to smile more naturally while the photographer was taking the picutures so I said, "Sweetie, try to think about something that makes you happy" and the photographer asked her, "What makes you happy?" and she said without a pause, "Jesus". I was so surprised but joyful over her response because, although we take her to Sunday school, because she is so young we don't talk to her much about God and Jesus. It was such a sweet thing to hear a little child say, especially when she is my own.
Now, I should also tell you that the same little angel I am talking about also snuck next door in the mall and shoplifted a baseball cap from the sportswear store while we were waiting for the pictures! She walked up to me where I was sitting in the waiting area of the photo place and showed me the hat. When I asked her where it came from she said, "That hat place". I asked her to show me and she walked me next door to the sportswear store. The woman working there said she never even saw her. I took her aside and used that "teachable moment" to explain why we don't just take things we want and why we don't wander away from Mama in public places. I still can't believe how quickly she got out of my sight while I was talking to my sister. Scary.

Ok, I'm really signing off this time. See ya tomorrow!


November 17, 2005 - Msg 31568: No Pappa Bear,We didn't have any damage.just alot of rain and wind.Thanks for asking.Ya see there MDC,I knew you were a poet,I think you wrote that other vicks poem and just don't know it!haha!Romeena,your yard work sounds so nice,maybe you could take a picture when it's all done and put it on the site you put your other photos on,I'd love to see it.Spot,the soup and sandwiches sound good.I don't know about anybody else,but,when I watch the show and Aunt Bea is putting food on the table or bringing food to the sheriffs office,I get so hungry!You just know she had some of the best homecooked meals.I liked it when the Darlings came to town to pick up charlenes fiance and Andy ,Aunt Bea,and Opie were sittin on the front porch,and Aunt Bea asks Andy if he liked the beans for supper,and,Andy says"I ate three bowls",later that night ,when the darlings are spending the night in the sheriffs office,Bricoe Darling also eats 3 bowls of beans,and Aunt Bea says'that must be a good compliment,I'm going to have to start getting out more".-ky girl

November 17, 2005 - Msg 31569: Hey Boo,ky girl,ro,mdc,pappa,dixie,..miss slim,fg,county nurse,so many more..well slowed down here at work now..perkins shops?...none here ..going down to the 20"s here tonight ...burr..sure glad I dont work out on a crew land started the eps over also!..well miss sherry says hey...hey to Plum..Otis [lab] says hey to her also..well chips and cheese dip for a snack.."Opie",gee ya think I never heard of kissing!...signed:SPOT the"winter is here in ga."dog of your fine porch

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31570: Morning porch..eggs your way [3 if ya want]bisquits,sausage links,milk gravy,grits,hashbrowns,canalope,flapjacks with strawberrys and maple syrup,oj,milk, going home to sleep and back here at work at 2pm for 16 more!....SPOT

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31571: spot- thanks for breakfast and might i say a fine one too. we'll be quiet chewing for you have to get your sleep my friend, those 16 hour shifts aren't as easy as they use to. boo- i agree about why folks sometimes quits posting, sometimes computer problems, i thank everyone for your input. i thought anyone thinking things might have gotten to far from mayberry, would have commented, but had to ask. QUESTION; where did hilda mae come from? was she in any other shows? last night in ellie for council it started with her and barney on a picnic. she was so much taller than barney- if she got mad at him and a leg of lamb over the head would knpck cream puff out. it's a wonderfully crisp morning on the middle porch, anyone up to a 5 mile run this morning? have a great day honeys and dears. ha. pappa (smokey) bear

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31572: Great breakfast Spot. Good eats.
Lets see pappa bear, I know Hilda Mae was in at least one other episode. She was the one who buttered Barney up like a Sunday biscuit cause he was feeling so low, but in the process she mussed up his hair real bad and started laughing. (one of the funnier clips in the whole series imho)

I do know of several folks who have quit posting because they feel we have strayed to far from the show. I keep telling them they need to come back and keep us on track, but maybe they feel awkward doing that, I don't know. I wish they would come back though. I sure do miss them.
MDC, You asked where TV Land was on the reruns. They had on Ellie runs for city council last night so it sounds like they are pretty close to what your local station is airing. Having them on dvd now sure makes it nice though. Season 4 goes on sale next Tuesday I believe.

Hope everyone has a great Friday. My family wants us to put up outdoor decorations this weekend, but I don't know if I want to this year. We had a fellow doing that last week in a near by city and he fell off his roof, landed on his head and died. Had one do that last year too. I ain't so old that I can't get on my roof, but I am begining to wonder if it is worth the risk any more. If I could bring my boom truck home from work and use it, It would be a piece of cake. Oh well.


November 18, 2005 - Msg 31573: Ode to Vicks (part 5)

My dear friend Vicks
Who un-clogs my nose
So I'll be ready
For the mistle - - -toes!

Dear Santa please listen -
For my stocking you see
I'd like a new jar of
The Vicks recipe!

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31574: Asa - I thought your head was harder than that! Just teasing - how could we live with out Asa?

I like the combination of talking about old and new things on the porch. I like to think the Andy Griffith show represents more than just tv -it is about values that we are hard pressed to find just about anywhere. I am not afraid to let my children watch Andy, the Three Stooges, Ma and Pa Kettle - I know that certain things will not be talked about and I will not be explaining improprieties of our society. As I told my boys the other day, I want them to gentleman not hoodlums or like some of the boys I see every day. I am proud to say that the teachers like my kids because they are respectful of authority figures. Those are things that TAGS represents to me. I am sorry that some of the oldies that used to hang around are upset with modern day talk of the porch. Maybe if they visited more they could bring more of an influence to the porch. That is my soapbox! Sorry if I offended anyone. . .


November 18, 2005 - Msg 31575: Hey guys! Well, today is our last day before Thanksgiving Holidays here. We get all of next week off. Isn't that exciting? They have never given our schools a whole week in the fall before. They are calling it Fall Break, makes sense.

How is every little thing?

Guess what? I'm cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for my Family this year. I thought I would give my Grandma a rest. I'm doing good at the delegating food part. I won't have time to do everything so others are taking care of side dishes that I can't do. It ought to be fun!

Be back later


November 18, 2005 - Msg 31576: Hey did ya allmiss me. man I leave for a week and ya all look a sight! better get to my dry cleaning store real quick. Hope ya all are doing well. The open road has beeen a bit dangerous these days with all the storms, but i made 'er thru with all 18 wheels intact!
I better watch out for that pappa smokey bear>

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31577: good ept today at noon on tv land...well i will catch yall when i get to work.....will have the supper menu..hey asa,boo ,fred,hm,dixie,pappa...and all ......COLD here in Ga....SPOT

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31578: asa and homemaker- don't worry about offending but if folks that know us , knows we are happy when folks point out things that they feel is to far off the site goal. i was trying to get a gauge for we love all porch folks who love each other and the show as i see it. imploding soapbox. like andy was teasing everyone with song last night. i'm going to shut my mouth before i have to leave the south. i laughed at that one. asa- i think hilda mae was in the ep where barney was trying to fix andy up with all the single women. i put a new pea in my whistle this morning and shined it. a deput's work is never done.ha. pappa bear

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31579: Good Afternoon Porchesters! I apologize that I have not been by in a while but have been extremely busy. My little ones and my wife have been sick and I have had outpatient surgery which I am just now recovering from. I have been by for a visit a few times but not enough time to post...that visiting evangelist would say "What's your hurry?". Just want to let you know that next week as I count my Blessings that I will be Thanking our Lord for each one of you and this porch. Cold here in the Smokey Mountains but have a warm place in my heart for ya'll! Well gotta get off here and get to work...I hope everyone has a Mayberry Day!

My how times have changed...remember when Barney saw Andy kissing Helen in the Jewelry store and told Thelma Lou he was sure Andy and Helen were engaged because Andy would have only kissed Helen right there on main street if he had become overruned by emotion of Helen saying Yes!

Prayers for all and those away from thier families!

I appreciate and Good Night!
Smky Mtn Hillbilly

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31580: OK gang, I finally got it "pegged", pun intended.ha
Our local ep last night was the introduction of Ellie in the drugstore, where right from the git go she is mad at Andy for being in the store.
(It's the one with all the nose twichin', eye lashin' and muscle flexin' going on! ha) Then in the first Helen ep she come roaring into the courthouse, but when Peggy is introduced, it is pure niceness. And even in the ep where miss peggy has the gentleman visitor, she doesnt get to upset, it is Andy who does. So, if i can be a weekend phychologist (must be all the Bob Newhart shows)for a minute, I think we have all see the episodes so many times, that all that is in our minds, so there we go...Peggy wins! And like, I think it was boo said, she had a rich daddy too! ha
BOO-m sure glad babygirl is OK. As we say here with swimming pools also, it only takes a second.
We need eyes in back of our heads! That was a great testimony about Jesus! Out of the mouths of babes.
KY girl- It was interesting on the reunion show last year where Andy said all the food came from the cbs commesary, but of course we diehards still believe aunt bee cooked it all. haha
Hi there Fred. You be safe on the roads! You poor guys, chain on 18 wheels!
Pappa- i think Hilda was Barneys first season part time girl friend. Thelma lou came later.
Homemaker- bet you are very proud of your boys, and rightly so!
I see the phantom Vicks poet struck again!
ASA- be careful or youll end up like the griswalds! ha
Hey to everyone else.
Racing in Postum country this weekend!

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31581: Hope you and your family are ok Hillbilly. If we had known you were ailing we could have diverted some food from Emma's house to yours. She ate so much she just made herself sick anyway.:)

I was watching the Christmas episode the other night and saw how onery old Ben Weaver was being and it got me to thinking about all the talk of stores these days that won't wish anyone a Merry Christmas but instead use the phrase happy holidays. Saw Bill O'Rielly talking about that on his show the other night. As mean as old Ben was I'm sure he would still wish folks a Merry Christmas, don't you reckon?


November 18, 2005 - Msg 31582: Good to see you SMH. Yes, I forgot about that ep and the kiss in the jewery store!
Hang in there my friend,
prayers continuing for all porchsters and famliy and all!

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31583: MDC, You snuck in on me. Funny you say that about the Griswolds. Our tradition is for the family to stand out on the driveway on Thanksgiving night (doing the tounge drum roll of course) while I sing out loudly "JOY TO THE WORLD" and then turn on the lights for the season. True story, we really do that! HAHA


November 18, 2005 - Msg 31584: Hey SMH,Asa,MDC,pappa....Boo,hm,ky....tonight lets go out for chinese...moo-goo-gapan...hee hee..shrimp egg rolls,saki,beef on a water...busy here at Cobb EMC...JOY TO THE WORLD!..peg why you do all this ?...cause you and opie are helpless!....SPOT

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31585: From Mayberry high reunion ep:
"You'll have to excuse me fellas, (pause) we took lessons."

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31586: Nate Bracey? Is that you?:)


November 18, 2005 - Msg 31587: smky mountain hillbilly= so glad you checked in. sounds like you need some vicks or emma's pills. prayers for you and yours. hope yopu check in often. spot i love chineese, if we clean our plates can we have a fortune cookie? asa- can i plug in the lights? what time do i report? i loved that episode, we have gone so far that anything a person says hits the front page as offensive, what a sad statement. mdc- if your not bust thanksgiving night let's back asa on the song joy to the world. i heard an interview with al gore and they moved from tennessee to your neck of the woods. arizonia. hang in there everyone. pappa( aka pipeman) bear.

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31588: Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey, Nate Bracey!

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31589: hey Fred Goss,glad you made it home ok.Smokey Mountain Hillbilly,sorry to hear you have had so much going on,it seems like one thing can't just happen at a time,it's usually 3 or 4 things at a time,you have my prayers.Chinese sounds good,I want to stand in ASA's driveway too,sounds like fun!Yea,I think even even ol" Ben would have said merry Christmas.Romeena,the pictures you sent were so cute,you have a busy backyard!Kinda busy here at home right now,I'll stop by later-ky girl

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31590: Hey, ya all have a good weekend! i will be pretty busy. Got some family coming to town.
Get to preachin' this week too. Prayers for our troops around the world, porchsters and all.
God Bless ya,

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31591: THANK YOU ROMEENA FOR BEING A TRUN FRIEND .


November 18, 2005 - Msg 31592: Hey gang!..good to see ya TOM..Ro what is your album site again?..get off in the morning and off till next wed and I and miss sherry will go to preachin....a man coming sun or mon [driving about an hour across ga] to look at my el camino..snack for tonight will be nutter-butter-sandwich cookies and milk..well watching a movie "Along came a spider"[morgan freeman]...where are yall sam,nurse,possum,slim,..well yall watch out for my tail rocking..signed:SPOT the"gona put ice in my milk" dog of your porch..

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31593: Hey Tom, that's another beautiful poem, keep 'em coming!

I was reading in Matthew with my little 8 year old tonight, and we were reading the part about a person being better off with a millstone hung around his neck and drowning than what he (or she) will get if they mess with one of God's little ones. After reading that, my little guy was real quiet, looking kind of nervous. I asked him what was wrong, thinking he was concerned about someone who may have wronged him, since he IS only 8. Well, he was worried about an event that happened when he was 4 and he hit the little girl next door. He got in big time trouble for that one, and apparently has never forgotten it! Poor little guy, I had to as-sure him that he is one of God's little ones, too!

Asa, I hope I am invited to come hang out in your driveway next week, too!

I guess I better call it a night, it is 11:01 in these here parts!

Have sweet Mayberry dreams all,
Mary Wiggins

November 18, 2005 - Msg 31594: Aw, dog-gone it! I got you in the tail there, Spot!
Sorry 'bout that!


November 18, 2005 - Msg 31595: Aw,Mary Wiggins,how sweet!I t reminds me of something my little boy would do,he takes everything to heart too.Sounds like ASA's driveway is the place to be !Since we are coming over Asa ,I'll help put up the decorations,wouldn't want you falling off the roof or anything.Hope you got one of those real long ladders,heck,or even a tree to climb up to your roof with.I'm bringing a video camera too,because we ought to get some good pictures for christmas postcards out of this adventure!haha!Tom,another beautiful poem from you,thanks for sharing it.well,gotta get out of this rocker and get to studying my Bible lessons,we are studying about patience in waiting for God to answer our prayers and supply our needs in HIS time,not ours.Even Abraham had problems with this sometimes!God Bless you all,talk to you later-ky girl

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31596: HA! Asa, that thing your family does is hilarious. You know, Christmas Vacation is one very funny movie and my sister and I like to watch it every year around this time and we laugh our heads off. Don't you just love the part when Aunt Bethany recites the Pledge of Allegiance when she is supposed to say grace, and when her husband says, "You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerine plant!"-or something like that. So many funny lines in that movie.

Went out and did some Christmas shopping tonight but still have quite a bit to do for the kids.

As far as staying on the subject of TAGS goes, I think we do well. If TAGS were the only subject to be talked about, we would run out of things to say,

Heading for bed.....


November 19, 2005 - Msg 31597: Morning all....waffle house this morning ...Boo"s buying....Im haveing double!...have a blessed Mayberry day!..gona go home after breakfast and sleep!..gna get a full belly...SPOT

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31598: Boo's buying? Well load me up good then. Thanks Boo.
You are all welcome to come help with lights. Maybe we can get possum to do the tree's. Do possums climb tree's?
Just no treats from homemaker though. Trust me on this one. If she offers....decline!


November 19, 2005 - Msg 31599: Yeah,I do trees,Asa! That's on the condition that you'll let a possum join you for your driveway caroling- Deal?
Well,before I do all that decorating,gotta head off to work.Y'all have a great day & I'll see ya later!
possum under a rock

Opie: "I ain't never seen one."
Andy: "Seen one what?"
Opie: "A half a boy."

Poor Horatio!

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31600: since spot made such a wondeful suggestion that boo buys breakfast at waffle house, i thought i'd follow suit- let's have a party at asa's house on thanksgiving eve? right in his driveway and porch. what do you think. tom- thanks for the poem, remember we have all been family so long that we can spot posts that are not from each other. please never worry about those who pose as you or one of us for our styles have been around as well as our freindships for to long , we always ask floyd to check out suspicious posts that doesn't sound like us. then if it;'s someone else floyd puts a block on them as he did with your impersonator. there can only be one true loved tom on our porch and that's you, our freind. ky girl- it is easy to forget amidst our trails and troubles that every generation has their set and most of the time there not much different than the bible folks abraham, job, moses ruth etc. mary wiggins- we'll save you something to eat when you get up, you get some rest. up till 11pm- did you do any adventure sleeping? mdc- company coming to town reminded me of uncle ollie. also of harry truman - it was customery when a chief justice retire from supreme court and visited the capitol the president showed them around. when truman heard sam rayburn was coming, he told his cabinet he was leaving town and for them to call him when sam went home. truman said(watered down version) i don't like that so qnd so and he doesn't like me therefore i will not put on airs for him. possum- after last nights disgrace in the we may all be poor horatio. my believe is we must have an exit strategy within one year or otherwise we'll get like vietnam with the same result. congress should pass a law that when helping a country reclaim their freedom to choose a government that if they haven't gotten it under control by 3 years- they probably won't. imploding. andy; on picnic ellie for council= everyone staring at opie eating all the sandwich's. opie ; why is everyone looking at me? andy- boy, it's a good thing your not a beaver, why there would be nary a tree left in these parts. have a great weekend. pappa bear

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31601: the above 3 year option i purposed above has one other option, after three years no results then give everyone a chance to report in, and then level the place. imploded for good. NOVEMEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE AND AMERICAN CONTRIBUTION MONTH. we would have big problems without there knowledge in wars, agriculture, respect for mother earth and etc so hatsof to our native american brothers and sisters who even today defend our country. thank you. pappa bear

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31602: AMEN Pappa Bear!To everything you said about the war and native americans!I liked that story about Harry Truman,at least he was honest,I don't like somebody who puts on airs!Boo,since your hubby is wanting to see all the receipts,I don't know if he wants to see the bill from the porch breakfasthaha!-ky girl

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31603: Thanks, ky girl, I enjoyed the card. Pappa bear, well said as always - what you said to TOM and your comments about the war as well. I think we needed to be there, we had to do something, but it's time to let them run their country now. Maybe it's not that simple, though. I know there is much we don't know about what is involved over there. As for the Native Americans, you are right on. We owe them, big time. The Navajo code-talkers during WWII, and fighting men like Ira Hayes - true heroes.

We're still working in the yard - ponds almost finished, just some cosmetic work to be done, and then I'll get some pictures and post them. Somebody asked for that photo site address - Here it is:

Well, I must get back to work. My son came yesterday and put up my Christmas lights, so now he won't have to do it on Thanksgiving, it's all done! I just need to put out the deer and the bush and ground lights. He got all the roof stuff done. What would I do without that boy?

Asa, can I come to your driveway caroling party? The Plum would like to come also. She's not much of a caroler, but she likes to listen. She can wear her little frilly Christmas collar.

Everyone have a great Mayberry weekend. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"It's not a half a boy, it's a ratio. Just forget about the half a boy." - Andy

"It's pretty hard to forget a thing like that!" - Opie

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31604: Ode to Vicks (part 6)

My true love and I
Shall never part
For my little blue jar
Remains in my heart.

Those may wonder
Who crafted these sentiments
It's the one who smells
Like she's been in linaments.

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31605: Oh my gosh, that's hilarious! Whoever wrote that Vicks verse, good job! That verse is the best yet....and I share your sentiments. At least we know from the last stanza that the author is a girl. How about...Romeena?!

You are blessed to have those roof lights up, Ro. My sister is on her way over to help me put up the lights on my parent's house. I'm not going to turn them on yet, just want to get them done a little at a time starting with the roof...hope I don't fall on my head...maybe I'll make my sister do it, she's a little squirt with a big head.....hope she reads this.

I bought my mom one of those little 2 foot fiber optic trees to put in her room yesterday. She spends most of her time sitting in the recliner in her room (just feels secure there) so I thought she would enjoy having the tree to look at. I put on some extra colored lights and I must say it looks FAB and she loves it. I wanted her to have a tree in her room when they started showing the Christmas movies on TV. I was just remembering how depressed and hopeless she was at this time last year. She is much better now and seems to be looking forward to the holidays. I want to say thank you to all of you for your prayers for my family. Wish you could see first-hand how much they have improved.

KY GIRL, I never mind buying cyber-breakfast. Hope you all enjoyed it.

I just finished making some sweet potatoes for the church Thanksgiving supper tomorrow. I will cook the turkey tomorrow and the pies. I wanted to share my sweet potatoe recipe with ya'll because its a new one and I think its really good. I use canned sweet potatoes but fresh would be even better, I'm sure. I drain the sweet potatoes and cut them into smaller chunks and put them in a baking dish, then I mix in a can of apple pie filling. I melt about a stick of butter and add 1 to 2 cups of brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like it) to it and spread over potatoes and apples, then I give it a sprinkling of cinnamon and bake at 350 for quite a while, at least an hour to form a syrup. I think I actually cooked mine for 2 hours. Try it, you'll like it! Mmmmmmm...Mmmmmmmmm

OK, break time is over. I hear kid fight in the living room.


My TAGS quote for the day:

Barney to the original Floyd: "The next time I need a haircut, I'll just stick my head in a pencil sharpener!"
Floyd: "And it'll fit, too!"

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31606: i love the vicks ode, it must be springtime cause there's vicks in the air, ha. romeena and ky girl= thanks for the kind words and i agree that it's not simple to start a new government but my personal opinion only is that take vietnam, how many years were we there supposedly helping south vietnam establish there own government? will 10 or 12 years make that much difference in thesurvival of iraq? i say by dec 2006 if they can't do it they never will. most historians prefer to look at the big events and familiar names they cover, when it's the average man or woman that has got things done. for supper lets have a pre- thanksgiving meal at my place? this way we can warm up our taste buds, all in flavor? have a great evening and prayers for our porchsters whose out for the weekend, those traveling over the holidays, those in the military overseas away from their families. often we forget the military duty in places like korea where family can't go. and prayers that our congress grows up soon and rational american heads prevail. i wonder if we didn't have political parties but have people run for the job instead of the party who can control the jobs? just a thought. my quote: barny; maybe he went on vacation- you know down to florida at one of those alligator farms. pappa bear

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31607: "I'd have been here sooner, but I fell in with some evil companions."
- Hazel (quoting Otis)
Pappa bear, it's hard for me to describe why I don't post much here anymore. (I don't know if you were talking about me or not when you were asking about the missing porchsters). I guess I just don't feel that comfortable here anymore. I won't go into my reasons other than to say the porch has changed from the way it was when I first joined (back in '01). I have no wish to offend anyone, or start a moulage. But I do believe that the majority of you who post here like it the way it is now, and that is really what counts. I do try to check in every now and again, it's just not my "first" place to visit when I go on-line anymore.

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31608: I wonder if Andy
Could use a new smell?
I have something handy
You know that it's swell. . .

His buttons might pop
When his chest fills with pride,
It's not Helen near his heart -
But that Vicks swipe inside.

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31609: OOps - I do believe I forgot
"Ode to Vicks" (part 7)

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31610: Boo,that recipe sounds good,I think I will try it.Glad you liked the card Romeena.Now Boo,if I just knew your e-mail address,I'd send you a card especially for a vicks lover,I just know I could create one.Pappa Bear,meal at your place sounds good,Boo can bring some of her sweet potatoes,if she would be kind enough to make some more,I'll bring some sausage and chestnut dressing and a bottle or 2 of pepsi,I don't want to leave all the cooking to Mrs.Pappa bear,she might not appreciate that!gonna close for now,take care everyone-ky girl

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31611: KY GIRL, my email address is


November 19, 2005 - Msg 31612: #31607, I must say, I admire your att-itude and non-confrontational approach. It's true, the porch has changed somewhat, not necessarily better or worse, just different. It has evolved, as most things do. Part of the change, I think, is due to the absence of some of the old guard, though I'm not sure which came first - their absence or the changes. I guess it doesn't matter, but I do wish the old-timers would return, at least now and then. You all are missed.

I wish I could take credit for the Vicks poetry, but I can't. It's true, I do love to write, but I'm not responsible in this case.

Well, I'm a pooped pup. Worked in the yard too long, knee is aching, in fact the whole lower leg aches, and I think I'm going to bed. The Plum agrees completely, and in fact, is already there. Have a lovely Sabbath, everyone. Tomorrow I'll be putting a few little fish in my pond. Please wish them well. They'll be the little 12-cent comet goldfish, commonly used as "feeder" fish, so even if they don't survive, at least they'll have had a chance. Beats being fed to bigger fish!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"And get that saw away from that tree." - Mr. Harmon

"Yeah, get that saw away from that tree!" - Mayor Pike