November 19, 2005 - Msg 31613: Thanks for posting your e-mail address,I will be sending a vicks card!I have some house cleaning to do to get ready for thanksgiving,and,all the usual errands,so if I don't get to post for a few days,no need to worry,i'm just busy.You all have sweet mayberry dreams,talk to you soon as I can-ky girl

November 19, 2005 - Msg 31614: look at that,I got to give the porch a sweep!good way to start my housecleaning!-ky girl

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31615: ky girl- may i say i haven't seen a prettier sweep. trying to wake up and thought i'd catch news headlines but the commercials really have me confused. 3 back to back 1. a christmas songs sale. 2. shopping the friday after thanksgiving shopping 3.going to grandma's house for thanksgiving in that order. now i don't know if i'm a- coming or a- going, nor if i'm at the right place at the right time. i loved last nights andy where he said i've had view finders all my life and didn't know it. have a great day sleepy do's. ha. pappa bear

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31616: Nice cleaning job ky girl. Do you do windows?:)

Big football games all over the country yesterday being rivalry week. Hope your team won. Mine did not.:(

Here's a question for you. I'm sure you know somebody who makes you hungry just watching them eat. They make it look so good you have to get what they are eating. Andy is like that for me. Not sure what it is he does, but everytime I see him eating I feel the urge to go get some and eat it too. And it must be the actor of the man cause it is even worse in his Matlock role. I can not see a Matlock episode without craving a hotdog all the way. Does he inspire any of you that same way?

Hazel, how can we help you to fel more comfortable here? We miss your wit and wisdom. Your ability to use episode quotes is uncanny. Plus you're so suave and sophisticated! :) Will you help us....I mean them?


November 20, 2005 - Msg 31617: Happy birthday to Opie. I know it's been a while since you've been here, but maybe today, your special day, you'll drop by for a visit.
--jennnie boone

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31618: 'Morning, all. Hazel, I second Asa's sentiment. You're our Quote Queen, and we miss you.

Asa, I think I know what you mean about watching Andy eat. I can't say it makes me want to have some, too, but it does make me wish I could cook up something "delish" for him. Part of Andy's appeal to me is his resemblance to my late husband. Not his face so much (though my dear one was extremely handsome), but his physique. My husband was a couple of inches taller, but had the same broad-shouldered, well-proportioned build. Even walked the same. I enjoyed cooking for him, loved watching him dig into a succulent pot roast or fried chicken.

Actually, Andy reminds me of him in his atti-tudes and conduct as well. Level-headed, kind, enjoyed a little joke, tried to see the good in everyone. Not vindictive. The world was a better place while he was on the planet, and I think the same is true of Andy. He's one of the good guys.

Have a lovely Sabbath, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"We tried to tell 'em, didn't we, Andy?" -- Mayor Pike

"We sure did, Mayor." -- Andy (with a kind, amused smile.)

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31619: Good morning everyone - if you could all say a special animal prayer for my girl Star I would appreciate it. We have raised her since a baby and I have been doctoring her all week-end. She's a good girl.
Thanks - homemaker

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31620: Go Colts! Stay undefeated!! or is it Go Bengals?
WE live on the dividing line - 50 miles from each team. . .
What's a girl to do?


November 20, 2005 - Msg 31621: Prayers for little Star, hm. I believe that God loves ALL of his creation, not just us humans. I can imagine Him smiling at the antics of my little Plum, and I can feel His approval when I put out feed and provide shelter for the little critters who inhabit my yard. Take good care of Star, it's God's way.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31622: homemaker- special prayer for star, hope we can add thanks on thanksgiving that star has made a good recovery. hazel- i second asa's comments. asa and you always gently pull us back when were adrift. i pray you or any of the long time or new posters reading this would come back. you know we drift sometimes but all it takes is one or two suggesting we do a quote-a- thon or other mayberry quizz and we're all right there. jenniebone- so good to see you again. you have been sorely missed, we need you. i can hardly wait for the bears and colts to play this year. one of them will kill the other, i haven't a clue which one. romeena- i always knew god loved the plum the best. remember the smothers brothers doing that? how about pat paulsen running for president? pappa bear

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31623: Yes, pappa bear, I remember the Smothers Brothers very well. They were hilarious, and got a lot said sometimes in their subtle way. Goodness, that was - how many years ago??

I went out in the yard to plant a few more pansies, and it's getting COLD out there! Suddenly very cloudy, no sun to temper the chill a bit, and it's just uncomfortable. I think I'm going to stay indoors for now. I'm a bit concerned about the pond - the water is a bit cloudy, and I don't know why. Too fresh, and it's too cold for it to be an algae bloom - I think it's sand that blew in there while the guys were sawing the rocks that we used for a topliner. Still, I'd think it would have settled by now. Guess I'll see how it looks tomorrow.

Asa, I overheard Barney saying something about doing a "bullet maintenance" check. I'd clean those little green things you've got stuck in your belt, if I were you.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31624: Thanks for the heads up Romeena. I knew that Glenn Ford picture show was in town but I didn't think Barney had seen it yet. Guess I'll be polishing bullets instead of napping this afternoon.


Prayers for Star, hm

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31625: Hi all, got family in town and being pulled every which way but loose!! ha
Hope your Thanksgivings are good. I'll try to visit more later!

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31626: papa bear- you're so kind. Thank you.

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31627: Asa, what I was trying to say, was that I believe the porch is what it is now because that is what it has evolved to. The people who post the most now are what the porch has become. I personally don't think you should change a thing, since all you who post here like it the way it is. I was just trying to respond to pappa bears post to all the oldies, and explain why I don't post as much. Now, 'nuff said. Tick a lock!
- Hazel

Floyd: "You've got to let him finish his thoughts! 'Cause he's got some zingers!"
(talking about Goober)

November 20, 2005 - Msg 31628: Uh-oh, Hazel. I am one of those who posts alot and now I think you don't like my posts....sniff....sensitive? Who me?? I'm not sensitive, I'm just high strung like Barney. No, I'm just kidding. You know, I think if I could pick one thing I don't like about the porch, it would be that so many are missing that used to be here, like Romeena said. When I read the archives of a year or so ago I realize how many are gone and its sad. The porch is just more wonderful when its nice and full...kind of like the trees.

KY GIRL, thanks for the card and postcard. Loved them both! Hope the house cleaning is going well.

We had our church Thanksgiving supper tonight and it was very good. My turkey turned out nice and moist, thankfully. After the supper, people took turns telling what they were thankful for. It was really nice.

Ro, such sweet sentiments expressed about your husband. I love hearing them and hope you will always feel comfortable sharing them.

Asa, I have to be honest and say that the whole "Andy eating" thing is very weird. Maybe you're, "a nut". know I am kidding with you! Andy never makes me want to eat but when he tells bedtime stories to Otis in his boxer shorts, he makes me want to sleep. Since you are confessing, though, I will confess something strange, too. Sometimes Aunt Bee makes me really mad. I find myself getting so irritated at her, especially in the episode when she is supposed to "call the man" or when she is really bossy and unreasonable with Andy. Am I alone in this? I don't find her to be a very endearing character at times. I like her in the very first episode when she was really sweet, though.

I'm beat...think I'll watch TV, eat some popcorn and go to bed...that's what I'll do. Watch TV, eat popcorn and bed.....Unless someone wants to walk down to the fillin' station with me and get a bottle of pop. We can count the stars and cars.


"Tall, dark, and a DOOR PRIZE"!

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31629: boo- like you i find some of the characters a little testy, but that's one reason i love the show and the porch because it let's he human side of the character shine thru. you say tall, dark and a door prize? i didn't catch her name, did you ange? ha. hazel- thank you for your speaking up. i appalaud you. i was trying to shed some light on what has driven so many long time posters away. anytime regular posters for 5 or more years suddenly stop posting then i was curious if a trend hasn't emerged. mdc- glad you made it home safly. i quess i'll have to eat me a candy bar, after all us chunky, high spirited folks needs that sugar pick me up in the wee hours of the morning- i think i may have taken that one out of context a wee bit, what do you think? good night honeys- good night dears. pappa bear

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31630: since this thrusday is thanksgiving- why not do a top 3 things we are thankful for this year? 2. how many plan on shopping day after thanksgiving early store sales? 3. when do you put up your christmas tree and decorations? i have neighbors who actually have theirs up and on started yesterday. 4. what is your all time favorite holiday movie? 5. if you could give only one gift of choice to others what would it be? mine would be to heal the terminaly ill children. 6. if you were preparing a thanksgiving day for mayberry what would we be doing? just some ideas for us to reflect on this time of year. prayers for all in need. pappa bear

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31631: patriotism is easy to understand in america; it means looking out for your country. KNOW WHO SAID THAT? CALVIN COOLIDGE- HE REALY DID. so now we have answered floyd who said to andy calvin coolidge must have said something. ha. candy bar kicking in, pleasant dreams everyone and may we wake up in mayberry. mayberry quizz- how many streets can you name in mayberry? elm street, main street? and ?????. pappa

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31632: Ode to Vicks (oh my goodness, part 8)

Tis time to give thanks
AND first on my list
Is my wonderful little jar
of that wonderful Vi- - -cks!

Next on my list
would be my porch friends
On whom I can trust
And always depend. . .s

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31633: Thank you for the prayers for my critter - she is hanging in there and so am I. . .

And Asa - mmmm, nothing tastes better than a Ritz!


November 21, 2005 - Msg 31634: homemaker- thanks for the update, please keep us posted. well it looks like we have to fend for ourselves on breakfast. i sure hope andy isn't cooking. greatest feller you'd ever want to meet but can't cook a lick. saw an ariel view of the dead sea and it has shrunck to where it will become the dead pond in 10 years. only place it can get revived is from the jorden river which has slown to a trickle, due to irrigation for food. odie to fix when finished ought to be put in format that we could go to a site and download. tom- pray one day you'll publish your precios gift of poems for the world to enjoy. what a beautiful day for a picnic at meyers lake. peace, love , prayer, and sharing the mayberry spirit and god's love everywhere. pappa bear

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31635: Asa - I think you are the masked Vicks writer, you and your DEPENDS! Ha Ha Ha


November 21, 2005 - Msg 31636: Oh pappa - we put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving and take it down the day after Christmas, favorite holiday movie "White Christmas" and "Miracle on 34th Street" I like the new one too because the little girl signs in the movie. . .And if I could give one gift to others - my Miss America answer - World Peace from the Original Peacemaker.


November 21, 2005 - Msg 31637: Hi folks... my "uncle Ollie's" family with 4 kids under 10 here for the week! HELP! ha! hangin' in there.
Pappa, header at top of this page says "sit down and shoot the breeze with us", so that leaves a pretty wide margin for topics from your thoughts on the house vote to the latest quate-a-thon. That is what attracted me to the porch. No cussing, no s-x, nothin' but good bantor back and forth! This week will probably be dominated with Thanksgiving thoughts. Hope hazel and others are ok with such thoughts, for as boo or someone said easrlier, if it was ALL tags, we would run out.
But we can pull out the box once in a while, then shove it back under the porch, then back to tags or whatever. There, I've said it even tho my scant two years on the porch may not afford me such.
I better say Happy Thanksgiving now, just in case the rels "pull me under" soon HA!

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31638: Yup, "quate-a-thon", ha ,Of course thats quote-a-thon, geesh! mdc

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31639: mdc and al gore in 2008- my favorite movie original christmas carol and it's a wonderful life. the later shows us how many lives each of us affect in a life time and never realise it. mayberry thanksgiving, i quess whatever emma is having, she sure ate good that one episode. homemaker- we put ours up day after thanksgiving and take it down jan 2. i'm trying to get mamma bear to be fashionable and hang ours upside down with the base hooked to the ceiling fan , which would be decorated the blades with blinking lights, so far she won't budge on adoping that idea. stubborn isn't she? ha. i told her as i sit in my recliner and folks brings presents , i'll say anywhere under the tree is fine. pappa

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31640: Hey everybody! I don't know if I can answer all of your questions, PAPPA, bit I'll try a couple. I am thankful for eternal life, family and friends, my church family, and God's provision. My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott AND It's a Wonderful Life, then comes A Christmas Story (with Ralphie) and Christmas Vacation (with the Griswolds). I also love a made for TV 1 hour program that aired in the early 70's called The House Without a Christmas Tree. Anybody remember it? It starred Jason Robards and Mildred Natwick (played the bride of Frankenstien). It is about a widower with a 9 yr old daughter and they live with his mother. The man is a real scrooge and forbids his daughter to bring a Christmas tree into the house (he is still bitter over the death of his beloved wife). Good show, if you ever have the chance it is worth watching. Ok, for my wish for the world, no suffering children or animals.

MDC, hope you are hanging in there, Buddy. I know its hard sometimes with relatives. My sister has 2 grandkids that are a real handful and when you pair them up with my little girl who is also a handful, well it can get pretty hairy. Our holidays just aren't the peaceful affairs they used to be but we are blessed.

Better go finish the chores!


MDC, why don't you ask "Uncle Ollie" to go with you and help catch a crook....

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31641: Hey pappabear, good news, we may be going back to the OLD western board!! Cowgirl was able to get the code thing removed. We are taking a vote on the new yahoo site to see. I thought I could get the new AZ gore to vote twice ! haha Calvin Coolidge didnt say EVERYTHING, teehee
I like wonderful life too. I have the colorized version wih is kinda nice! Violetlooks better! haha Georgie Porgie!
Our tree goes up about 2nd week of christmas til dec 31. You could be like the posiden adventure and just turn the whole house upsidedown. (Saw the original in '71, nbc version was a cheap imitation! cant beat red buttons!)
Homemker, glad star is doing OK.
Good to see jennieBoon
Who is the Vicks poet? Maybe our Pretty Boy Floyd!
Ky girl, you're the tops.
Boo, That's why we keep Aunt bee well stocked with elixer! ha
ASA- that's a trouble check, so your off the hook!
Ok, back to the relatives. Maybe I'll tell them theres a big excape from Sherrif Joe Arpio's jail. hohoho,

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31642: mdc- put my vote in for going back to old site. thanks. pipeman

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31643: Howdy pardners, Fred here trying to get this load o doggies done so I be back for thanksgiving!
Having it with my church family as I am on my own these days! Good to see that only the soapbox implodes and not all you fine porch fellows!Har!
Ya all have a good un. I got about 800 miles yet to go. Internet at truckstops have been a real blessin'. And the good Lord bless you all !
Fred, look you're best, Goss

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31644: Hey everyone,just thought I would take a few minutes and stop by,I'm still in the process of the holiday housecleaning,but,I am making progress!I miss you all when I don't get to stop by and say "hey' and see how everyones doing.Boo,thank you for the card,you know that vicks is so versatile,seems like it could have even made Helen smile,don't it?MDC,thanks for that nice compliment,enjoy the relatives,those kids will keep you hoppin!Pappa Bear,glad you liked the sweep,it's always a honor to get to sweep the porch,since all my good friends here are on it,I want it to look nice.Homemaker,hope your Star is doing better.Jennie Boone and Hazel,so good to see both of you.Pappa Bear,that was a good idea,to ask why some of the porch friends aren't posting anymore,and telling what we are thankful for,favorite movie and so on,now you see why you are our mayor?You get my vote again,whether you like it or not!haha!ok,favorite movies would be "White Christmas"with Bing Crosby,"The Griswolds","it's a wonderful Life"and"Santa Clause"with Tim Allen.We put up our tree about the 2nd week in December,also the outside decorations,take them down the first 3 days of the new year.I go shopping the first week of December,try to get it all done then.Not the day after thanksgiving,I don't like crowded stores!My gift would be that everyone has a safe home and plenty to eat.And,if I were preparing a thanksgiving day for Mayberry,we would all be together cooking in the kitchen,singing songs around the piano,and just generally enjoying each others company.Maybe even head on over to the church in the evening for the Thanksgiving service.Fred Goss,good to hear from you,be careful heading home,and prayers that you have a wonderful thanksgiving.You know after all this food,you are going to have plenty of clothes to clean!haha1Well,thats enough from me tonight,take care everyone,talk to you later.God Bless-ky girl

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31645: Whew,didn't realize I posted so much,I better not stay off the porch too long,or I'll be typing a novel!-ky girl

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31646: Hey gang....gosh been so busy here on the farm...gona read...hope yall have been eating the morning its is buying...SPOT



November 21, 2005 - Msg 31648: Hey to everyone! Thanks for missin' me, pappa bear. Nice poems as always Tom! Seems like there may've been some moulagin' goin' on since I was here last. I hate it when that happens--I just hate moulagin'. I like regular conversation, but I hate chit chat. I love the ??, but I hate the guitar. What was it Lydia loved there? I've had a sudden memory loss. Somebody help me out with Lydia's quotes. She cracked me up. "I don't go in the sun; it gives me the herpes"! She sure weren't no Daphne or Skippy now, was she? Boo, I liked your comparison of Peggy and Helen! That made me laugh. Hazel, you here? You always make me laugh too. One of these days them hat berries are gonna come back into style, you know.
Charlotte Tucker

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31649: me again gang........gosh been cutting fire wood...ritz and peanut butter for a snack...milk....gona stack the porch full now I hope......SPOT

November 21, 2005 - Msg 31650: Howdy, all. So good to see Hazel and jennie boone now and then. Come back often, girls, we miss you, and value your input.

Now let's see - to follow pappa bear's outline:

For 2005, I'm thankful for continuing health, for being able to revisit Mongolia, and for the deepening bonds with family and friends. Lots of other things, of course, but pappa asked for three.

No, I won't be shopping the day after Thanksgiving, because I have to work Wednesday and Thursday nights, and will be pooped on Friday! See, TOM, my Thanksgiving won't be too great, either, but that's okay.

My outside lights are up, thanks to my sweet son - just have a few ground and bush lights to put in place, and I'll probably do that Friday afternoon after I sleep a while. My tree will go up next week, and won't come down until mid-January or whenever I feel like taking it down. It's pretty, I enjoy it, so what's the rush?

My favorite Holiday movie is "It's a Wonderful Life" - the original b&w version. It was my husband's favorite, too.

The one gift I'd give to others is an open mind and heart, to let the truth of God's salvation enter.

For a Mayberry Thanksgiving, I'd plan a big old get-together, everybody bring a favorite dish and a folding chair, and after the meal, we'd sing and laugh and swap stories. Then we'd have a need and remedy swap. One person says "I need (whatever) and anyone who can do so says "I can fix that." Example - Hazel says, "I need someone to rake the leaves in my yard." Goober says, "I can do that for you, and I need a homemade lemon pie." So of course, Hazel says, "I can bake a pie." Could be fun, don't you think?

Well, that's my two cents' worth. Have a good night of rest, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Atta boy, Luther!" --from "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" - half the cast of TAGS in that movie and lots of lines straight from TAGS.

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31651: I'm gonna have to buy me a copy of The Ghost and Mr Chicken. I haven't seen it in about 15 years. I did find a copy of The Shakiest Gun In The West Part 2 and my little boy almost laughed his head off at it, especially the part when Don Knotts and Tim Conway are having their picture taken at the photographers and Tim is tied to a hat rack and the donkey sticks his head through the curtain while the picture is being taken! I liked the idea about the need and remedy swap, Ro. You know, at that Mayberry get-together, I want us to sit out on the front porch in the evening and sing while Andy plays, then they Darlin's would show up and we would all dance "till our socks were hot and ravelin'". Then someone would suggest walking downtown to get a soda and we would spend all night at the diner just telling tall tales and teasing Barney about Juanita.....(singing)"Nita..Juauauauaniiiita.."

TOM, I'm sorry things don't look so good for you at Thanksgiving. I will pray that your situation improves and God blesses you in unexpected ways. I want to thank you for sharing so many lovely poems with us. I know it means alot to me, personally. Try to keep your chin up. We are always here on the porch with you.

Charlotte, I don't remember what instrument Lydia likes...anyone else recall? That is one of my very favorite episode. Lydia was a real hoot. What on earth was Barney thinking when he tried to fix her up with Andy?! I kinda think Andy would have had alot of fun if he had paired up with Daphne instead of fighting her off..right Doll? heehee

KY Girl, yes, Vicks is very versatile! Even works on toe fungus.

Fred Goss, hope you have a safe trip home and a nice Thanksgiving. You are never really alone while your porch friends are here.

"Hey" to Spot, MDC and pipeman...hope I didn't miss anyone. Goodnight!


November 22, 2005 - Msg 31652: Good morning everyone - Star has made it through another evening. I called the vet and we had to give her an injection to induce her babies (I hated to do that but I really want to keep her alive). She has pregnancy toxemia, yes animals get it too. She is very responsive and she hasn't stopped eating or drinking which are good signs but it is still a 50/50 chance of whether she will survive. I told my husband if she makes it through this - she will get a golden pen!


November 22, 2005 - Msg 31653: Wow, homemaker! I didn't know what Star's problem was - now I do. How much longer does she have to go? Poor little girl!

Boo, you can get just about all of Don Knotts' movies at Weaver's Store. That's where I got mine. Reasonable prices, too.

TOM, let's make a deal. On Thanksgiving, let's pray for each other and think happy thoughts, since neither one of us is going to be having much fun otherwise. I hear what you're saying about missing the only one you ever really loved. I'm assuming you mean your mom? I miss some loved ones, too - both of my parents and my dear husband. So how about we plan to be Thanksgiving buddies this year?

Fred Goss, you be careful on that road now. Traffic is going to be bad and get worse, as Thursday approaches. It took you long enough to find us, we don't want to lose you now.

You reckon the Darlings really will show up for our Thanksgiving get-together? Somebody be sure to bring some white beans - wasn't that what Briscoe enjoyed so much at Bee's, or is my remembery failing again?

Well, gotta get moving. Lots to do today. The pond is finished, but one of my landscaper's workmen will be by today to get the last 8 or 10 flats of pansies and snapdragons in the ground. Usually I'd do that myself, but I can't get on my knees yet. Annoying.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"You know what, Pa? I think we both bent the Golden Rule a little." - Opie

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31654: I think Briscoe loved everything about Bea's cooking especially the cook.
Star has two more weeks before she should have had the babies. She has been a trooper for me.
Talk to you all later. . .


November 22, 2005 - Msg 31655: the porch is nice and full- that's wonderful. i'll try and answer a few but if i miss someone this time around i'll catch you on the flip side. if you haven't been in awhile go to star trek in mayberry and check out the wonderful pictures and commentary, floyd did another great job, it's been there for awhile but well worth a visit. fred goss- our prayers are with you and your each time you roll out. charloote tucker- i swear i can smell your wonderful thanksgiving dinner coming together when i steped out the back door this morning in lincoln,il. boo- i liked jason robards also cause he was an underated character actor, why i bet he even worked and knew rock hudson, aunt bea sure is sweet on old rock. BEING SERIOUS FOR A MOMENT; TOM; i lost my father 10 years ago on nov 23 and it was very sudden. ironically that was the day kennedy was assasinated in 63. dad had been talking and joking about his plans for thanksgiving, so one never gets over it completly--- what i try to do is impart a funny story they shared or defuse a fuss with an antedoate and try and remember god has each of us here for a purpose that only we can do, never stop writing or reaching out to your family, us, because we love and need you buddy. now back to mdc- our tree goes up 4 days after christmasl we drive down thr street pick out a real purty one that's half decorated take it home, cause when you look at the cost of real and artifical trees these days and break down the cost per day you could buy all kinds of mayberry things. ha. MAYBE THE VICKS POET ISN'T A VICKS SALESMAN. I'LL BET HE'S REALLY A TV PRODUCER FROM NEW YORK CITY. WHY ELSE WOULD A VICKS SALESMAN COME TO MAYBERRY AND MUST HAVE A TV REAL BAD? romeena- good move on planting pansies cause as temting as it is to get up and do things to soon can cause major damage. maybe plum could dig the holes for the flower bulds, properly spaced and the right depth then plum would cover them. what do you think? ky girl- i can smell that wild turkey a cooking- if you all can catch him by tommorow. ha. pappa (pipebear) mayor bear for about 40 days. i nominate spot, asa, hazel, ky girl, mdc,plum, tom, goober, all the great folkd of this porch. maybe we could have a mayor for a month at a time next year, or we could implode the mayor, oops that's me. xxxxx the implosion idea for i'm about as in favor of that one as a turkey is on thanksgiving. ha. pappa

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31656: Charlotte, I believe Lydia enjoyed the saxophone!
- Hazel

Briscoe: That's the cleanest cookin' woman as I ever did see.
Andy: Aunt Bee believes cleanliness is next to Godliness.
Briscoe: That's a combination hard to come by. Neat and reverent.

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31657: TOM- looks like you got Ollie's family there too! or maybe all the Honeys and the Dears! Hang in there my friend. Great things are promised!
ROmeena- thank God for you wonderful caregivers!
I always give a genereous gift card to my mom's caregivers on thanksgiving and Christmas as a SMALL token of appreciation for them being THERE on those two days! Thanks again!
Pappa, yes i saw that awhile back. Funny to see Capt. Kirk walking by Floyds barber shop!
42 years ago today John F Kennedy was killed! Wow!Will always be a day i will never forget!
Good to see hazel, fred, and others!
Anyone ever see "An American Christmas Carol" with Henry Winkler? I saw it once on TV, but it was really good in my opinion!
Yikes---back to the relatives---
Take care,

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31658: HM- my prayers continue for Star! mdc

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31659: Hey Y'all. Boo,I thought maybe I was the only one who loves that movie "House Without a Christmas Tree"-I have it on tape from many years ago. My favorite Christmas movie would have to be the Waltons "The Homecoming."
My Thanksgiving wish would be for the children at St. Judes and other medical facilities.May God bless and heal them.
Tom,I thank you for the prayers. I will be thinking of you over the holidays,friend.
I think the Vicks poet has to be Boo! Might be that ole' sneaky Asa though-what do y'all think?
Gotta go tend to some chores.Have a great day y'all!
possum under a rock

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31660: What is the name of that movie where Don Knotts plays a cartoon-like fish who helps out the Navy?
The rels kids have watched all 3 season dvds, I need more, HELP! ha And what's the movie where Andy is a pastor?

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31661: Oh man, I have the name of that Don Knotts movie right on the tip of my tongue but can't quite get it...maybe by the end of my post. I don't remember a movie where Andy is a pastor but kind of sounds familiar.

No, no, Possum. I promise I am not the Vicks poet. YOU were going to be my next guess, then ASA! Glad you have heard of House Without A Christmas Tree...I really love it. Its so nostalgic. I had a neat nostalgic moment yesterday. I know a single woman who is in her 50's and lives in the little town I grew up in. Anyway, she and her grandmother used to live next door to me when I was age 2 until age 6, when we moved. She never married and still lives in the house she shared with her grandma. She is selling AVON now and I ordered some things from her because she is out of work and desperate for a job. I went over to her house to pick up my order yesterday and she invited me in. I had not been in that house for probably 35 years and it had not changed one bit. Same old wood floors and same furniture, very modest but neat and very cozy. She had one of those old-timey fake fireplaces with the gas heater logs burning and the house had that gas smell that old houses have in the winter. I loved it. I could have sat in there for hours. Does anyone know what I am talking about or do I sound like a raving lunatic? Somehow, it was like capturning a piece of the past, that secure happy feeling of being a child again in my old neighborhood. When I left I looked next door at my old chilhood home and caught a whiff of sweet, freshly-mowed grass and it took me back again to playing on the front porch while Daddy mowed the yard. Really neat experience.

Thanks for the tip, RO, I'll have to look up Weaver's store. Hope you are blessed with some surprise blessings this Thanksgiving. I worked every Thanksgiving for about 13 straight years when I was working as a nurse! Can't say much for the free turkey dinners at the hospital...I ususally didn't get them anyway becuase I worked night shift like you. Anyway, I can sympathize with you.

Loved that quote, Hazel..that is a great episode but they never seem to show it on TV Land. Anybody know what season its on?

PAPPA, my Dad lost his father 65 years ago last week. My dad was 14 and he and his dad were out doing some work in the backyard. His dad was shoveling and stood up and said, "I have terrible heartburn" and those were his last words. He was 43. My dad ran next door to fetch the dr that lived there and the doc ran over and gave him a shot of epinephrine in his heart but it was all over. My grandmother had to raise 4 boys on her own and did a great job at it, even through the great depression. Two of her sons served in WW2, one being my dad and both returned safely. Dad says November is a tough month for him. I think his mother also passed away in November...he also got married in November, haha! Interesting side-note to that story, Dad's father had a brother named Oscar who died a week after him. He was only in his thirties and died the same way. They had a third brother named Tom who lived to be almost 100. Go figure?!

Well, mercy! I have talked ya'lls ears right off! Forgive me.

Better go check on the young ones.


November 22, 2005 - Msg 31662:
PAPPABEAR, YIPPIE!we're back to the old western site, so come on by!There's no place like home! Maybeerry dep, and spot and kygirl you should visit again too, Pappa is hisself and I'm there as wyatt earp.
Back to the kids! Why am i looking forward to Friday! ha!

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31663: Was it The Great Mr Limp?
Fred--200 miles to go!

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31664: prayers for homemakers star and pray that fred your home for the holiday safe and sound. boo- thanks for sharing that- i always marvel how gods missions for each of us spans some so short and others a century or more. hazel- do you think lydia secretly liked more than she said she did? andy and lydia, oops that would have been a nightmare relationship- couldn't you see it now. opie, i hate that. andy i don't like this but i don't mind that. mamma bear must have put something in my coffee. ha. possum- i never thought about the waltons in a long time. i always loved that show. erin walton is now a leader on the new battlestar galactia on sci- fi channel. hazel if lydia liked the saxaphone maybe she liked listening to bill clinton play? that boy could play the sax. wee mdc- i might mosey over to that site soon and create mischief. noone knows who'll i'll sign in as, oops there's that coffee kicking in again. ha. pappa bear

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31665: I think the name of the movie was "The Incredible Mr. Limpett." Pretty sure that's it. Might have spelled"Limpett" wrong though.
Boo,that's a sweet story you told of your neighbor's house and the memories it triggered.I could picture it so vividly,and yes,I know exactly what you mean.Memories are funny things-I know with me,certain smells always bring long forgotten memories to me.Anybody else that way?
No,I am not the Vicks poet although I have been known to dabble with poetry. Guess it must be Asa then!
If Otis wasn't married,how about him & Lydia pairing up? Can y'all imagine? Ha!
Everybody have a great evening!
possum under a rock

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31666: I think the name of that Andy Griffith movie you were talking about, MDC, was "Angel in my Pocket". Or something like that.
- Hazel

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31667: Yes, that's it , thanks Possum! ya saved me, now i gotta get it.
BOO- what a wonderful memory! The sights, the sounds, the aromas etc, They say that the sense of smell is the strongest memory maker! Isnt that amazing. Whenever i smell Dial soap for example, I think of the boarding school i attended for high school. (It was the only soap sold at our little stationery store, so consequently, all the shower rooms etc smelled like it!) ha Just like your cut grass smell.
Well, I'll help my wife and sister get the kids to bed!
Exhausted MDC (:

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31668: THANKS HAZEL, yes I think it is!! woohoo,
I appreciate it and good night!

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31669: "OH HAIL TO THEE MS. MAYBERRY, OH HAIL TO THEE OH HAIL"

Boy, I thought old Andy had a stroke of genius when he picked Miss Bishop as Ms. Mayberry. Where did all them smarts go when he failed to pick Peg as Mrs. Taylor? Go figure!

I am not the Vicks poet. Wish I was that talented but I ain't. Glad y'all think highly enough of me to put me in consideration though. Ha ha.

Is everybody still coming over on Thanksgiving night for the lighting unveiling? Hope someone brangs some hot chocolate with them little marshmellows in it.

Well better go pay some bills. God bless all.


"I better go see if I can stop this crying jag!!!"

November 22, 2005 - Msg 31670: Right ASA! I suppose we will never get over Andy losing Peggy the Nurse...sniff. You can count on me for the light unveiling. I'm practicing my "Joy To The World!"

Can't wait to see Angel in My Pocket. Anybody remember when it was made or anything about the story line...I am really curious about it?

I know what you mean MDC, the smell of Dial reminds me of the Junior High girl's locker was a brutal place. Those junior high girls could be so mean to each other...lots of mean pranks. I remember having to sit on the gym floor until someone confessed to putting poor Belinda's gym shoes in the toilet! Then there was the time my friend Sherry got caught with cotton balls in her little training bra. Horrors! Dial doesn't bring back such good memories for me, needless to say. When I say I hated junior high, I mean it. I was a chubby, unpopular kid that got made fun of sometimes. High school got alot better, though, thankfully. Now my son is going through some of that and I feel for him. He is chubby because of the Paxil he takes and not very athletic and the Tourette Syndrome doesn't help. Sometimes the kids are mean to him even in a Christian school. The difference is that if he informs his teacher, the kids get in big trouble. The other day three girls just started hitting him during recess and instead of taking it like he usually does, he went to his teacher. The girls went straight to the principles office and came back to class with written apologies. They never did it again. Boy, childhood can be so hard on kids sometimes but I always tell Sean that he will be a more compassionate person because of what he suffers and that it will form his character. He seems pleased by the thought that he understands what it feels like to be treated that way and doesn't want to do the same to others.

Well, I have done it again. Guess I just had a need to talk today. Better finish up and head off to bed. I took the kids to see Chicken Little tonight and thought it was a bit lame. Some cute parts...I think I am just ready for a more mature movie. Anybody seen Walk The Line yet?


November 23, 2005 - Msg 31671: Well my darling Star has made it through another evening and she is perky. Not standing up yet but the babies should be born tonite. I doubt that they will survive but I will do my best to help them. She sure has been a good girl for me.
I am so sorry that Sean must endure what he endures. That is rough when you are the parent and you see them struggling. My son is being tested right now for his learning disabilities - I tried to do all the interventions that I could but he was and is frustrated with some of his work and not getting it. We struggle at home sometimes but I know that if Sean were in my son's school - he would have a friend in Casey. Casey tends to seek out those kids who aren't being played with and play with them so they aren't left out. It really hurts him to see kids left out.

Well - I shall go for a while. . .