January 25, 2006 - Msg 33203: Wow, I seem to be having a spelling problem today!


January 25, 2006 - Msg 33204: Geuss ya'll will have to read my last post in the archives to understand that. Sorry,


January 25, 2006 - Msg 33205: Nice sweep, BOO. It's been four days since the last one--I bet you're tuckered out.


January 25, 2006 - Msg 33206: SWEEP.Boo...im here at work once again till morning...gona go back and read....will have supper in just a bit..SPOT

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33207: Hi again,
From my experience reading along, I guess that Boo did a "sweep" of the porch!
If ya all like small towns, like Mayberry, then you would like Ada, OK. It's now about 15,000 pop these days, but back in the 60's it was maybe 1000 give or take the few old crabs who would wander through. heehee It is a few hundred miles east of Fort Sill, I believe. It was one of those towns where everyone knew everyone, so if there WERE any spies, etc, or hanky panky, believe me, we'd KNOW it! It's where your mom would get a call saying, "Hey, guess what I saw your daughter doing!" I guess, as I look back, it was a good thing. We kept in line, Bible belt and all that, and realize that the discipline was a good thing! Maybe that's why I could watch the reruns of tags forever. Some of the so-called funny things on tags ACTUALLY happened in Ada! teehee Well, I went on enough. Will try to stop back later. Hope Dixie's teaching is going well. I'm a retired school teacher.
Oklahoma Girl

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33208: Hey Ollahoma girl...WELCOME!..Im SPOT the cook here on the porch...lots of great people here..Boo as yall know "I" always have a spelling problem..i just get to going to fast but yalll good poarchsters can read between the lines and always figure my post out...tonight its fried catfish and hush puppys [no relation] and baked taters and slaw and green onions and fried green tomatoes...lemonaid and h2o.,...will someone make some tarter sauce?...SPOT

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33209:
OK girl, that sounds like quite a quaint place! In fact, I just "Googled" Ada,OK and saw those old, historical buildings. Really neat! I bet there was one very similar to the ole Mayberry Courthouse from what i saw. Looks like my model railroad town. I used to teach also.
BOO -I just thought of something about the dog situation. If he can reach the public sidewalk while on the chain, I know that around here that is a violation. You might want to check that out.
Have a nice afternoon!
Mr Darlin's Cuz (MDC)

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33210: Why Mr Darlin's Cuz, that was pretty smaart of you! (: Yessir, there is ole Ada. (Mayberry, OK) teehee
I am sure ready for season 5 in February. I wonder how well the color ones will sell (6 thru 8)if they even come out with those. i do know that they have a following too. It is good to be here.
Oklahoma Girl

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33211: Ok girl have you been to Romeenas site to see our porch family pics?...SPOT

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33212: Arntcha kind Bulbsie, arntcha kind! :) And you got the answer right to my question, just barely beat out possum. No rules that I know about other than the winner gets to pose the next question.

Jenniboone, oh I love them labs. Very special critters.

Thanks for them nice comments pappabear. Good to see you posting.

Welcome OK. girl. Is it alright to use OK girl? We have a Ky girl here also. Thats for the state, not the jelly. :)

Boo, sorry your not gonna be with a computer for a while. Hope it's not to long.

Good to see Charlotte. You stay away to long.

And Mrs. Wiley, gosh I hope you are healng ok.

Mavis, do you know how long it's been since you trimmed my ears? I hope your shears are sharp and your arms are strong.

Dinner is on spot tonight. With all them hours he's working I think it ought to be steaks!


January 25, 2006 - Msg 33213: So sad about the little two-year-old who suffered the dog attack. The situation inspires a lot of questions. The most obvious one, of course, is why the child was allowed near a dog that has to be kept chained up. Some adult wasn't very alert. The next question, in my mind at least, is what on earth does someone want with a dog that has to be kept on a chain? Not a very happy life for the dog, risks and dangers everywhere, not much of a loving relationship for the humans involved to enjoy - what's the point? I just don't get it. Seems like such a waste, and now this poor little kid pays the consequences.

I have new neighbors - just bought the house next door and are still getting settled. I knew they have two dogs, a chow mix and a pit bull, but I hadn't seen them. Saturday afternoon, I opened my garage door to go out front, and was confronted by a huge white pit bull, standing on my driveway, about six feet from me. She didn't growl, just stood there and stared me down, then proceeded to stroll into the garage, sniff around, investigate the trash can, and then went back out. She didn't offer any particular threat, but she was not intimidated by my presence, either. I was silently thanking God that my grandson was in the house, involved in watching "Ice Age."

I've been assured by the owner that the dog is a "big old sweetheart," and perhaps she is. Still, I'd prefer not to have her ambling around in my garage. I plan to let the owner know, as kindly as possible, that the leash law is enforced in our town, and that if she continues to let her dog run loose, someone will report it. It won't be me. That's not my style. I'll talk to the owner first, every time, but there are at least two people on this street who will call the pound in a heartbeat. I'd hate to see that happen, because the dog probably is just fine, but her owners need to keep her at home. Their yard is fenced, for pete's sake! Just keep her home and all of us paranoid small-dog people will be happy.

OK, that's my soapbox for tonight. Sugarplum (the fierce) says hey! --Romeena

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33214: Hey Ro and plum and Asa [jelly] hee hee...jennie good to see ya...OK girl dont be a stranger..MW get better...love my big lab jennie...im gona google map Ok girls place...hey MDC and me-they...well let me run reports...SPOT

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33215: reading back "not "my big lab jennie"..mercy meant ..jennie I love my big lab Otis...not refering to jennie as a big lab....hee,hee...you all know what I mean...SPOT

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33216: Reading back MDC I have 14 acers of mine but my dad and uncle all have land joining together with 3 houses with a total of about 22 acers..there is just us 3..I have no brothers or sisters and my dad is a twin and my uncle never had any children...to answer your archive question...SPOT

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33217: OK girl ..I just wanted to add my welcome to you ,stop back often ,the porch is a real nice place

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33218: Hey MAYBERRY DEPUTY....not long till race time and baseball!...SPOT

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33219: That's great Spot. Must be nice to have a bit of elbow room. 22 acres is a LOT of elbow room. ha Great place for a tags get-together! Hmmmm
MD- good to see you too. Did ya both see my replys to you on thr rifleman site? I called the Daytona 500 the NorthFork Buckboard 500, haha
Hey to pipeman! Only brought that name back cuz you are looking for old pipes. I'll keep my eyes peeled. Possum, thanks for the compliment on the missus! I sure love that gal. It will be 30 YEARS this June 18th!
Romeena, be very careful because those dogs can change demeanor quickly.
HEY- how about some of these sayings we use, like "I could eat a horse!" or "I'm all ears" etc.
Anyone think of any others? They are funny when you think about it.
Prayers for all porchsters, families, soldiers, leaders etc. It is nice to set and reminisce!
Love the small town talk!

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33220: Welcome to Oklahoma Girl and to Chuck! (I feel kinda funny calling a rich man by his first name)
- Hazel

January 25, 2006 - Msg 33221: Are you kidding Hazel? The richer they are, the nicer they are.


January 26, 2006 - Msg 33222: Hey Asa, chuch,OK girl...MDC congrats on the coming up 30th...great job..any kids?..and yea we love our land , it was my grandmothers ..my dad and I both were raised there...its our paradise...even though subs are bumped up against us its still nice...we are in the middlw with the woods on 3 sides...squirrels and a fox or two show up quite often..deer also..and as far as a saying remember "dunb as a rock"..hee hee...well let me round us up a snack...hey Ro,Bo,mav,haz,bulb,me-they,ky,and all.....SPOT

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33223: Morning porch...huddle house on OK girl this morning....got to go SPOT

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33224: Hello OK girl. I've been seeing a lot of "Bigfoot" searchings in Ada, OK on TV. Better watch out for that guy.

Law and order's been kept in Mayberry this heyear day.


January 26, 2006 - Msg 33225: I'll bring my ball of tin foil one of these days so you can see it.

Asa's da man!!


January 26, 2006 - Msg 33226: Okay - another set of triplets, twins, and a single - we are really, really busy. . .I hope to get baby pictures on the website by nest week.


January 26, 2006 - Msg 33227:
Hey to everybody this cool Thursday morning! Wanted to tell you something kinda pretty I saw this morning. Of couse, precious little birds are always a welcome sight, but this morning, while I was waiting on a trolley to take me to my office, I sat in the parking lot and noticed a bird that landed on a sign very near the car. It was singing and having the best time (so was I, listening to it!). I then noticed that where it was so cold outside, you could see "steam" coming from its little mouth as it sang. Coming from that little bird, it just somehow seemed so sweet

Thanks for the help, Asa! I didn't know that if I answered the Jeopardy question, I was supposed to ask the next one. See? I need ya! :-)

Hmmmm......let's see......okay......When cousin Virgil came to visit Barney, where did he catch the bus that was supposed to bring him into Mayberry, before he got off to buy a postcard?

Bless you all today, and prayers for all who need them. Actually, I think we all could use some, don't you? Bulbsnatcher

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33228: Just read the archives - the first set of triplets were all does (girls for you non-goaters), then a set of twin bucks (boys), then a single doe, and then two does and a buck. The boys and the mixed triplets are what we call colored boer goats - the boys are red and and the triplets are black/black/white. Most boers you see are traditional - red (brown) head with a white body. I have never been too traditional in my life but we really like the colored goats. They also bring more money when it comes to selling them. So that is a total of 9 kids in three days - 9 more does left to kid within the next couple of weeks.
By the way - only two are named so far: Sunny's Sparkle and Deysi Duke (Duchess).


January 26, 2006 - Msg 33229: 'Morning, everyone. Just got home from work, am beat to the socks. Not a particularly busy night, but seemed like it would just never end.

Bulbsnatcher, I've had the privilege of seeing the little frosty bird breath only once, and you're quite right, it's just about the cutest thing ever. Did you notice how it comes out in little twists and curls and sort of broken dashes, as the little fellow shapes his notes? Precious!

Thanks for the caution, MDC. I'm on it. I have no plans to have any contact with that dog, but I definitely will caution the owner if it comes outside again. Seriously, there are people on this street that will report a loose dog at first sight, and I would hate for that to happen. My neighbor loves her dog, I'm sure, and I understand that, so I'd hate to see it get picked up. We do have a no-kill shelter here, but when animal control picks up a stray, that's not where they take them. Personally, I don't care if my neighbor has a wolverine, as long as she keeps it in her back yard or in the house. It was just a bit unnerving to open my garage and see that dog just a few feet away, staring at me as bold as brass, but I still wouldn't turn it in. As I said, I'll confront the owner directly. As for the Plum, she never goes outside, so there's no danger to her.

homemaker, congratulations on all the kids. I know how cute baby goats are, so would love to have some pictures to put on the website. Baby goats are adorable!

Well, my bed is calling me, and I'm answering. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Welcome, sweet springtime, we greet thee in so~o~o~oong..." (just sort of sets your teeth on edge, doesn't it?)

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33230: Morning Porch,

It was 3 degrees here when I got up this morning and we wound up with about a foot of snow. Went sledding for about 2 hours yesterday.

MDC-Yep, that was from "Field of Dreams." Every time he asks his dad if he wants to have a "game of catch" it just about kills me. As for the old sayings, one of my favorites is, He's as dumb as a bag of hammers. I know, it sounds a bit course but I think it's funny.

Bulbsnatcher-Our family enjoys them little birds also, especially in the winter. When we fill up the bird feeders this time of year, the little ones always stay close by. You feel like you could just reach out and touch them.


January 26, 2006 - Msg 33231: Ro's quote made me think of this one: "I've got a frog in my throat!" (When I was a kid (about 8) and heard my aunt say that for the first time, I thought she REALLY had a frog in her throat! haha)
BULBSIE - in Jeopardy, you gotta give the Answer,:) and we come up with the question. I think that's how it works. I think it's Macon, but not sure.
Hey I need suggestions what to get the missus for our 30th in June. I was thinking of a full day at one of the spa resorts around here would be neat. It would include massage, facial, manicure etc. After all, I dont want one of them preserve jars vs bed jacket situations! haha
Breakfast was great OK girl. Thanks.
Have a good day,

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33232: Andy: Goober, your hair's drippin'

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33233:
I may get in a bit of trouble for such a long story, but I like to read a magazine called "Reminisce"......lots of great stuff in there! While I was looking at the November/December 2005 issue, I ran across one of the sweetest stories I've ever read, and I hve to share it with all of you. Please forgive this long post, but I honestly think it's worth it.

The author's name is Mary Kutz from Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and she had written in to tell readers about a particularly memorable Christmas in her life.

Here it is:

Christmas during WWII was a scary time. Everything from food to clothing was rationed, and Christmas trees were expensive and hard to come by.

Christmas in 1942 was one of the coldest ever, with snow falling the day before. It was beautiful around our home in Jersey City, New Jersey, but extremely cold.

My father and uncle were home on leave from the Army, and we were very happy to have family together during wartime. My mother had deserted my sister and me as babies, so we were living with my grandmother, an uncle and two aunts.

Our childhood was great, as we grew p in a home with lots of love. We called our grandmother "Mom" since she was more like a mother to us.

On this Christmas Eve, I was 12, and my sister, Jean, was 10. We overheard a conversation coming from the kitchen saying how there were no Christmas trees to be found.

I looked at my sister and thought to myself, Where would Santa put our presents if there was no tree?

Jean and I just looked at each other and felt sad. Our family tried to make us happy and make sure we had no worries about the war, but in our days, Santa was real.

The conversation among the adults ended with my father saying, "My girls will have a tree by hook or by crook." We didn't know what "hook or crook" meant, but we went to bed happy.

In the morning, when Jean and I awoke, we ran to see if Santa left us presents. Lo and behold, in our living room stood a 6-foot tree, beautifully decorated with a large star that sat on top and presents underneath.

We screamed with delight, looking for our names on the presents.

I thought to myself that Santa had to be the one who brought our tree and the presents.

Then I noticed my father's face and saw tears in his eyes, which I am sure were tears of happiness.

Years later, our aunt told us how the tree came into our home.

After we were asleep, my father left the house and walked for miles in the cold and snow. He saw men selling Christmas trees on a street corner and asked if he could have the fallen branches.

He gathered up the branches - there were so many that he looked like a walking Christmas tree himself. He also found a large broom handle.

Back at home, he used a screwdriver, hammer, ice pick, and nails to make his girls a tree. He made 40 holes and stuck in all the branches he had, then secured it.

A tree was born!

We were told he finished the tree just an hour before we awoke. He worked on the tree all night, so I called it a "love tree."

Now...I know that only God can make a tree, but I believe that He helped my father make one that year.

Best wishes to all Bulbsnatcher

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33234: Nice story, BULBSNATCHER. Speaking of Christmas 1942, have you ever seen the movie "Since You Went Away" with Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Van Johnson, Agnes Moorhead and Shirley Temple? The story is a year in the life of a family during WWII (Claudette Colbert is the wife; you don't see the husband as the movie begins with him having just left for the war and ends with his return) and Christmas 1942 plays a big part in it. It won the best picture Oscar the following year. Great story, great acting, great message--great movie. Not your typical "war" movie. They play it (usually around Christmas) on TCM. It occasionally pops up at other times as well.

Bigfoot! I was a kid in the early and middle 1970s when Bigfoot sightings were all the craze. Deep down, I knew they were a hoax, but my friends and I had a grand time convincing ourselves they were true and going out in the woods and hunting for footprints. Gosh, pleasant memories.

SPOT: My wife and I bought my grandmother's house some years ago. My dad was raised there. It's worked out for us and her; we have a great old house with a lot of memories and a few acres and she lives in a small efficiency attached to the place she spent so many years. I love the house, but, at 120 years old, we have had our share (and several other people's) of troubles with it. It's still a work in progress. Anybody see "The Money Pit?" Ha!

Actually, that reminded me of my favorite movie of all time (while I'm recommending movies): "Mr. Blanding's Builds His Dream House" with Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. Wonderful funny flick!

Well, breaks over--"Time to make the donuts" as they say.


January 26, 2006 - Msg 33235: I had so much stuff in betwixt my Jeopardy question, I thought I better post it again. Here 'tis:
When cousin Virgil came to visit Barney, where did he catch the bus that was supposed to bring him into Mayberry, before he got off to buy a postcard?


January 26, 2006 - Msg 33236:
Hey Folks,

Bulbsnatcher -That is a nice story.

Me-They -I love the movie you mentioned above.

Up on further review my use of the word course has been overruled. I meant the coarser of the two coarses/courses. Not the Mr. Ed course, "Of Course Of Course."


January 26, 2006 - Msg 33237: barney; it's a wildrerness out there and every so often a beast of prey comes sneaking in. it's my job as a lawman to stalk him and run him out. that's my number one job;;; stalking, not fly killing. i quess big foot falls under the high sheriffs job. ok girl, did you ever eat at the converted garage in meers , ok? outside ft sill? they provided doggie bags that you could eat about 2 days. the steaks hung over an 8 inch plate by about 2 inches all around. me-they, i'll take 4 dozen donuts. spot i'll be right there for the meal, as ex mayor i can put away the grub.ha. bulbsnatcher, great story, isn't it funny the things that stick with us? mdc, i got in on the rifleman site i've registered as buckeye here and there. read archives for change over. auh20- illimois is suppose to have 2 days o 59 degrees here. asa, great having you back. prayers for all in need. buckeye

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33238: Reading through last night's posts it's evident that lately this message board has gone to the dogs! (hee)


January 26, 2006 - Msg 33239:
BUCKEYE- Good handle, sounds like a trucker I know! As I see it you just changed name from pappabear right? (Which is another good CB handle BTW) All goes well on the road. I'm actually in MDC's territory today. Had to make a run to the Phoenix area. MDC- we gotta exchange numbers sometime. I think I'll email ya.
Ro- there is plenty of room in my sleeper for that kind of bed. Lots of headroom. Thanks for asking.
Well, God bless all you varmits.
Gotta unload. Send me your dry cleaning!
Fred Goss
(Opie: Pa, does Aunt Bee LOVE Mr. Goss?)

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33240: fred goss- great knowing your ok on the road, please keep us posted when you can. as i'm sure mdc would say your in gods country. yes i'm the former pappa bear, i changed cause i collect buckeyes when i can get them and tag them where there from and the extras i take to senior citizens homes and hospitals to pass out. just to see the tears of joys as people are taking back in time. my model railroad is called buckeye corners. i clean and repair smoking pipes for the cost of the parts and i call it buckeye pipe cleaning and restiration service . on the last page of the archives i listed my address so if anyone has either buckeyes, old pipes and will write me and tell me how much including shipping i'll respond. fred what does a buckeye where? me-they, i wonder if that state inspecter will approve of this batch of dogs? tee-hee. for supper tonight; baby back ribs, salad, deviled eggs, french fries with apple pie and ice cream for dessert. buckeye

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33241: Me -they, that sounds like a great movie, I will have to check it out. i like all those oldies to see the furnishings and styles of the day. Shirly Temple movies, for example, have some great art-deco sets. Have you ever seen "The Best Years of Our Lives"?
Buckeye- are you talking about the seeds, pods etc that you collect???
I love all the great quotes lately! Good going gang. Dont worry, Buckeye, Andy knows that state inspector! Gomer, all present and accounted for, SIR! ha
Supper sounds good, throw in some peppered green beans and pearl onions and we got us a convoy!
Here's another saying: "I've told you that a million times!" and "I know that song by HEART."
Well, you are all more precious than diamonds to me.
OK girl, you OK? haha
We still need rain really bad. Maybe Fred brought some in from Kansas. It is now about 97 days! God's Country is mighty thirsty these days.
More later, love ya,

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33242: Good Day All!

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33243: Possum, forgot to tell ya thanks for the "twinkle in the eye" compliment on my dad! Yup, he is a "young" 88 and very spry. He just doesnt like to fly alone, so I go to his reunions etc with him. He always wanted to fly as a youngster and just loved the one-pilot plane he flew in the war. When he returned, he flew with Northwest for a while, but got disallusioned, tho he never said why. We got him a "sit by the pilot" ride in a cessna on his last BD and he was in heaven. Hope he's with us for a while yet, a good man.
All have a good evening!

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33244: HELLO EVERYONE....It's so good to be back. I just got in from my 4 week concert tour. Sure missed you all. The tour was great. Very busy but I was so blessed to see many lives touched. Folks, that's what it's all about!

Even though I couldn't get to the porch during that period, I sure did think of you all each day.
Got to go for now...I'll check back later.
God bless each of you.

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33245: Hey, Rev, good to see you back safely. I'm glad the tour went well. If you're ever in the Dallas area on tour, let me know, maybe I can wangle a ticket.

Hi, Mack, pull up a rocker and set a spell. You won't find a nicer place to kick back and rest a while.

Our city - Irving, TX - has entered into a "sister city" relationship with Darkhan, the town in Mongolia where we stay when we make our mission trips over there. The formal declaration and signing was tonight, with dignitaries from Mongolia present. It was so nice, and they're such charming people. Lovely.

Well, I'm tired, think I'll turn in early tonight for a change. Have to go up to the hospital tomorrow for a "skills lab" that the Joint Commission requires us to undergo periodically. We have to answer a bunch of dumb questions and demonstrate that we know how to do the things we do all the time in the performance of our jobs. Trust me, if I didn't know how to do those things, I would have been fired years ago, but we have to make JCAHO happy. It's called paper compliance.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"I don't think those people are from around here. Know where I think they're from? I think they're from Darkhan, Mongolia." --Romeena (teehee)

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33246: Hi everybody,ky girl here[you know the state not the jelly]haha!Asa,I got a good laugh out of that!I see spot did too!Thanks for the apb MDC,been busy with the usual everyday things,just took a minute to come by and visit my porch friends.Speaking of old sayings,I'm trying to remember an old saying my mother used to say,something about"having as many ailments as carter has liver pills"anyone remember how that goes?I'll have to ask my mom tomorrow.Another one I used to hear when someone wanted to put something off was"i'll do it the second tuesday of next week".Anybody remember the old song that went"Mother,get the hammer,there is a fly on babies head?When I was a child,I used to think,how mean that sounded!i still do!Hey Fred,good to hear from you.Romeena,that dog being in your garage had to be unnerving.I don't think i could have stayed calm and cool.I am an animal lover,but,I'm cautious also.welcome,OK girl.Isn't Ada,Ok,where they have redbone coonhound get togethers every year?We have a champion redbone,and,it seems like i've seen some ads for the festivals in the Coonhound magazine.Oh,pappabear,you have to quit changing your name so much,I'm going to forget what you've changed it to one of these days and just call you the man who used to be pappa bear!haha!sort of like"the artist who used to be prince,ha.Well,better go and make the kids some homemade cookies,they are waiting impatiently,prayers for everyone-kygirl

January 26, 2006 - Msg 33247: oops,sorry rev,i missed your post!Glad the tour went well,and,you are back safe and sound.We missed you too.-ky girl

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33248: Hey Rev, what group are you with?

"I'll get you for this, Deputy!"

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33249: Good Friday morning gang. We just about have this week whipped! And just about the month whipped. For a few reasons I don't think much of January and am glad to see it be over. Come on spring time!

Bulbsie, that was a neat story. Thanks for sharing. Vert typical of the willingness and devotion of folks of that generation.
I have given a ggod long sit under a bucket trying to think of the answer to your question but it ain't coming to me. That old Virgil was a mess, wasn't he?

Hey MDC, maybe you folks need to invite them gypsies back to town. I heard they put a curse on you when they got run off.

KY girl, any of them cookies left over? What kind did you make?

Romeena, I didn't know you were from Irving. How far from the stadium are you?

Welcome back Rev. Glad your tour went well. You ain't looking for a first tenor by chance, are you? My old voice teacher used to comment on how well I could sing in that super sensitive mike. My old voice teacher used to. Yep, back when I was seeing my old voice teacher.....


January 27, 2006 - Msg 33250: rev!!! so glad your on your rocker again on the porch. we missed you . mdc- i've never thought about a buckeye seed or pod before, i;d say seed, about the sie of a quarter, chocloate with cream colored dot. speaking of old sayings, that stuff will stunt your growth.ky girl, i change my name about once a year pretty soon i won't know me, call me anything but late for supper and payday. ha. romeena, are you sure those folks are from darkhan and that's just their movie mongolian voices? seriously, i think it's great when different cultures can sit down and see we're all the same. fred, keep it between the ditches. hi chuck, how's detroit? if you don;t hurry home you might need to bring a restoration team after big maudes party at the cabin. just plum animals i tell you. prayers for all. buckeye

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33251: speaking of the good old days we talk about, there is both the upside and the downside of it. take 1953- upside; a loaf of bread was 16 cents, car gas arond 18 to 20 cents a gallon. few homes had tv's yet and utilities ran 10 dollars a mmonth or so. you still good get a good car for $1oo.oo or less. downside; well the supper bowl was still 12 years away and the andy griffith show was still 7 years away. rock on porchsters. ky girl- remember; that person is so green that if they fell down the would grow right there, breakfast- donuts, english muffins, eggs, orange juice, coffee, country ham, fried taters with onions and peppers in them. buckeye

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33252: Hey, Asa....thanks for acknowledging my question....sniff...sniff.....I was feeling kinda low that no one had even mentioned it. I am thinkin' about just giving the answer in case anyone wants to go on with the Jeopardy game. I'm not positive about the spelling anyway, so I better go see if it's a real place or not. Hey to all. Bulbsnatcher

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33253: I'll be dogged....it's a real place! Hahahaha Bulbsnatcher

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33254: good morning asa and bulbsnatcher. don't think much about folks not answering something, usually if your like me, if i don't have a clue i sit a spell waiting on our porch teachers to tell us. it's a wonderfull day in the neighborhood mid 50's in central illinois in jan. guess i'll mosey along. ole buckeye

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33255: Bulbsie, I'll second Buckeye's comment. If I don't know the answer, which is most of the time, I just lay low and wait, preferring not to reveal my ignorance. Speaking of "Jeopardy", that game gives me a rash anyway. I never did get the point of framing the answer as a question, and making the question the answer, or however it goes. (Example: Q. What is 30 mph? A: The normal speed limit in most cities.) Makes no sense to me.

Asa, I'm very close to Texas Stadium. Close enough that game day traffic is a big pain in the derriere. Now that the Cowboys are moving to Arlington, no one knows what's going to happen to the stadium. Lots of ideas, but nothing that looks very promising as yet. Arlington is so pleased, but I'm thinking - just wait until Jerry Jones and company get there and start telling them how to run their town. He's so annoying. Came in here, treated our revered Tom Landry like dirt, started referring to the Cowboy Cheerleaders as "my girls", and the stadium as "my stadium, and then wondered why Texans didn't like him. So he hired a New York PR firm to try to improve his image! In my opinion, he's a total waste of space. "Get a rope!"

It's cold here today. Cloudy, dreary, mid-40's. Let's all sing good old 14A, real loud, and maybe Spring will hear it and decide to get here early. All together now - Welcome, sweet Springtime, we greet thee in so-o-o-ng! Louder, please!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33256: Andy: "This Ernest T. Bass is a strange and wierd character."
Briscoe Darling: "He's just plain ornery."
Barney: "I think he's a nut."
(Apologies for any errors)

Have a great day!


January 27, 2006 - Msg 33257:
Morning Porch

buckeye-I agree with you 110% about the "good old days." While the good old days were most certainly good, I loved them, but I love these days also. God has blessed me with 2 beautiful daughters in recent years. I haven't seen my Dad since 1979 and I can't wait to see him again and I KNOW I will. But, everyday is a blessing. I know that's not a news flash to you good folks. Like the old song says ...."these are the good old days."

MDC-I missed your post about John Adams. No, I didn't see the show you mentioned but I am reading a book about Adams "The Politics of Enlightenment." I think Adams as well as Alexander Hamilton deserve a lot more credit than they are usually given when the Founding Fathers are discussed.

Romeena-I'll second your second concerning the Jeopardy questions. I'll defer to the adage, "it is far better to keep ones mouth closed and appear stupid than it is to open it and remove all doubt," <<< Saw that on M*A*S*H.

Hey To OK Girl and Chuck.

Haddock, slaw, and cheesy cauliflower tonight.

God Bless you good folks,

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33258: Hey KY girl, glad you're okay! We worry about ya.
I thought I was going to have to APB again! ha
Buckeye, now I'm still confused. What kind of buckeyes DO you collect? Old Ohio State players? haha
Auh20, the program on John Adams was VERY interesting. Apparently he was a chubby little man who was often ostricized by his colleagues (no different than what happens today sometimes I guess)but it was HIS statement, even more than Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death", that got the continnetal congress moving toward war. He said, "We must fight, we cannot negotiate with the British any more, for they do not negotiate in good faith." Pretty powerful words. And he is actually the one who drafted the CONST1TUTION! All his wording except for a few last minute changes and the amendments of course.
Ok, history lesson over for the day! The truth comes out, sorta like the Battle of Mayberry! haha
RO- It's the same with the Cardinals' Bill Bidwell here! ha They build a new stadium with county tax money and he calls it HIS stadium!
ASA- we sure need the rain, but I'd hate to get "klinger" and his gypsies involved! ha That's worse than an upside down owl!! Maybe i could get Banjo Jerry to do his circus act! haha
Well have a good day, lunch is on Spot!
Prayers and smiles,

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33259: I forgot to mention...prayers for that family in Florida that lost those 5 kids and the grandfather. Just when I think my problems are getting burdensome, I realize what others must endure, and my heart and soul goes out to them!
It's hard for our lives to go on when such happens, but we must. Take care and make YOUR day a special one!

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33260: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Andelina and Annebelle!
And happy birthday to "Floyd" celebrating in heaven today.


January 27, 2006 - Msg 33261: Yes, prayers for ALL those fine people. God bless em everyone, and our fine soldiers and all you porchsters too.
KY girl, yes Ada,OK has a yearly "Battle of the Breeds" featuring lots of great coonhounds. Been so long, that I forgot about that. Ada was one of those true "heartland" towns, a great place to grow up in years ago. Today it has problems like any other place , byt was definitely Mayberryesque in the 60s. Country music reigned, shotgun racks in every ole rusty pickup truck, mom and pop stores and restaurants that had good tasting home cooking like spot and pappabear talk about. See, ya all got me goin' on again!
Have a good weekend, and thanks for the welcomes and as you say, see you at "preachin'"
Oklahoma Girl (Yup OK is OK)

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33262: Have a good weekend everyone.


January 27, 2006 - Msg 33263: A quick hey!
Gotta run.

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33264: Hey to Fred.
Now Romeena, I wish you would learn to not hold back your feelings when talking about old JJ. I can't tell for sure if you like him or hate him. LOL


January 27, 2006 - Msg 33265: Bulbsnatcher, don't feel bad that no one acknowledged your question; I say stuff quite often that folks totally ignore and don't respond to. I'd take it personally, but you know how nave I am; I figure it is just an oversight.
- Hazel

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33266: Hey Y'all! Will have to catch up with everyone later.I've got Laci till Monday and it's about all I can do to make time to breathe! Busy,busy lil' 2 year old! Her mom & dad flew out to CA. for a family reunion.Been awhile since I've had Laci 24/7-I'm already pooped. Well,I'd better go see what she's up to in her crib.Just wanted y'all to know I haven't gone AWOL.
possum under a rock

Message below was typed by Laci-if anyone understands a 2 year old's typing!
77i,7 / iuiutr extm

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33267: Yep possum....Laci writes, "JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW" (or at least that's what I see)

Ok Asa...just pack up and bring that super sensitive mic. (There have been nights that I wished for one of those mics for myself..lol)

Everyone have a great weekend and share Jesus with someone every chance you get.

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33268:
Also Romeena...I was in the Arlington area back in November. I'm usually out there every October/November.

KYgirl....I got your email and tried to send an email last week to your son but it came back to me.

Deputy...I'm a soloist

Be blessed

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33269: 88jooiknnnb itvcx - answer to laci- haha

Hope all is well in Mayberry tonight.
Asa, i think you are the asa at Miss Crump's board. I saw the posts about the actor in Barney's visiting cousin episode, and i think it was just bad casting. That is one ep that just doesnt "do it" for me. They didnt get the "right" fit for his role. That is just my humble opinion!
OK girl, sounds like your childhood was magnificent! I grew up in Phoenix area, but even there, in the 60s, it didnt have that "big city" feel like it is today. We would actually go fishing in a lagoon in a local park.!! I think Pappa Buckeye's childhood was similar too. So much rushing to soccer meets etc today. Well, I'm just an old fuddy dud, I guess. ha
RO- anyone send any more photos to ya?
Well, hang in there all,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33270: I think we're close to a sweep! Who will it be.
Here's the broom...

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33271: Mr. Darlin's Cuz, I agree with you on cousin Virgil.
Still, that being there worst episode is better than any of today's BEST sitcom episode.
I say this in all humility and with humbleness Honorable Mayor, Citizens, and Members of the Womens Historical Society.


January 27, 2006 - Msg 33272: Evenin', all... Yep, MDC, I just posted a photo of Mrs. Wiley. She emailed it to me yesterday or this morning, and I got it posted just now. She's pretty as a speckled pup!

I've eaten way yonder too much today. My friend wanted to go to lunch, so we went to Olive Garden, kinda late, ate around 1:30. Then we ran errands and I got home about 5:30, to find a message from another friend, wanting to go out to eat! We ended up at Don Pablo's (Mexican, of course) and I ate dinner there. I told my friend I felt like I'd just eaten three spaghetti dinners, and she just looked at me like a duck looking at thunder. She had no idea what I was talking about.

I always sorta wondered about the casting of Michael Pollard as Cousin Virgil. I had previously seen him as an albino boy on some distant planet in an old "Star Trek" episode. He was weird in that one, too.

Well, guess I'll mosey on home. You all have a good night's rest, and a happy weekend. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33273: Gosh gang...im not missing in action am I?...just been busy...Miss Sherry and I and the kids went to the Ga. fish tank in Atlanta today and had a ball!...25 ft sharks!...ok gona read ...SPOT

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33274: Mrs Wiley...are you a movie star???...great pic on Ro"s site...whats that in your hand? ..her Ro,possum.asa,hazel,Rev,OK,ky,...Boo,..and thanks for saying "OK" is ok girl ...cause these fingers aint made for walking or typing...ha ha ..hey jennie!..Chuck....SPOT

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33275: Ky if ya can get us your son"s E-mail....SPOT

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33276: OK..."no not you OK girl" but Romeena reading back you are a bird in this world ........SPOT

January 27, 2006 - Msg 33277: Im here.........yall?...SPOT

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33278: still here....breakfast on OK at waffle house....scattered,covered,smothered,and chunked.....SPOT

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33279: Does anyone know what Barney is measuring on the cars in the Side Car episode? He's riding his motorcycle and has this stick and is touching it to the bottom of the cars. Anyone??

Andy: Now I just got rid of Opie and his toys, and now here you come with yours!


January 28, 2006 - Msg 33280: How many different jobs did Asa have?
1. Security at the Bank
2. Security at Weaver's Dept. Store
3. Clerk at the Mayberry Hotel

Are there others?

"I swallowed my gum"


January 28, 2006 - Msg 33281: I sure preferred the first Mayor(Pike) over the second one. Can't remember his name. His real-life name is Parley Baer. Isn't that funny. I remember his real name, but not his Mayberry name.

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33282: Does that mean I'm the Governor?


January 28, 2006 - Msg 33283: It's Roy something.


January 28, 2006 - Msg 33284: Yes Romeena, I saw Cousin Virgil on the Star Trek episode. Poor guy just can't act.

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33285: Chuck, Barney wasn't 'measuring' the cars, he was "Chalkin' the tires". I think that in pre-parking meter days, this was how they determined if a car was over-parked. He would chalk their tires and if they were still sitting there when he came back by he would give them a parking ticket. Someone older than me might can verify or disprove this.
It was Mayor Stoner. S-T-O-N-E-R (as he told the governor).

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33286: Yep, he was chalking the tires, and I do remember when this was done. I'm older'n dirt, you know. However, it was done well into the parking peter days, when most cities couldn't afford to put them anywhere but on Main Street, or in some smaller towns who chose not to clutter their streets with the meters. I've always thought that rows of parking meters looked a bit tacky, myself. Also, sometimes those "mean boys that lived in the town" would walk by and hit the meter, which would often cause the needle to drop when you actually had a few more minutes, thereby causing the driver to get a parking ticket. Yes, there were useless people even back then.

SPOT, what did I do that was "birdie"? By the way, I have a question. When a word at the end of a sentence is placed in quotes, does the punctuation mark go inside or outside of the quotes? My personal feeling is that it goes outside when it's just a word or two in quotes, but inside if the quotes apply to the whole sen-tence. Anybody know for sure? I even asked my English teacher daughter, and found that she disagrees with me, but I'm still not sure that she knows. After all, I remember when she was three and spilled her milk at every meal. Where's Miss Crump? Let's ask her.

It's raining! It's raining! It rained quite a bit during the night, obviously, because all my birdbaths are overflowing, and it's raining a steady drizzle right now, the kind that soaks in well and does a lot of good. Thank you, Lord!

Gotta go feed the critters. Wet, bedraggled squirrels everywhere, birds huddled on branches, all looking forlorn. Poor guys. I've got some slightly stale shelled pecans and a big bag of pork rinds that a friend gave me, and some stale bagels. The critters will be thrilled!

Have a great day. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33287: Mary Wiggins, I just sent you an email. I'm wondering if Pat has some new paintings finished. His work is so beautiful, I'd like to have at least one more print. --Romeena

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33288: it's saturday morning and spot is feeding us at waffle house where fancy flippin cooks are there 24 hours a day. hazel- i understand and worry sometimes when noone acknowledges a couple of posts but i try the 3 point rule. 1. do i have anything worthy to add to the posts 2, how many others have posted, when we get (thank GOD) so many posting that it would take a book to answer each, i try acknowledging those who haven't posted in awile. 3. a fear i'll leave someone out, especially if i've been out awhile. BOTTOM LINE EACH OF YOU ARE PRECIOUS, AND IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS CONSTINTLY. just hopefully someone will pick up on them that's not getting in. sometimes if there's a lot of traffic i'll talk to mdc. may berrt deputy, trailboss and others on the western site. QUOTE; RAFE; I WOULDA HVE GREASED MY SHOES BUT WHEN I DO THE CATS FOLLOW ME EVERYWHERE. HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY AS JENNIEBONE POINTED OUT TO FLOYD, I KNOW HE'S SMILING ON OUR FLOYD AND THE REST OF US HERE. WHAT A TROOPER. have a safe and enjoyable weekend. no spot you can't catch the fish out of the fish tank. i know there big. do you ever think of thinga like that spot? ole buckeye

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33289: Very well said Pipema......uhhh I mean pappabe....uhhh I mean buckeye! There are times when I have been unable to get on here for a day or two and then get to scanning the posts, and there are lots I'd like to respond to, but time constraints and sometimes the length of time since the original post was made makes it unpractical. So I just don't respond. Don't mean we don't love each of you.

Romeena, I have always wondered about that same thing about punctuation marks but was to scared to ask. I figured I was a feared everyone would laugh at me. Isn't it funny how you can be wondering about something and wanting ot ask a question, but your afraid to cause you don't wanna seem dumb, and finally somebody else asks the very question, and then several others will then chime in. Then you realise that your question wasn't so dumb after all.

I don't remember the chalking of tires, but I remember folks talking about them doing it. I imagine they could also be measuring to see how close you parked to the curb. I imagine there are obscure laws out there saying you cannot be to far away or you could get a ticket for that. Then of course Barney in one episode was measuring (using his feet) to see if a truck was parked to close to a fire hydrant. I think that was the quiet Sam episode. Just about had him too.

Bulbsnatcher, I can't come up with an answer so you're gonna have to tell us.

Hey Chuck, you got all my jobs right except in later life I changed my name, went back to school and got my medical degree and became a noted physician, also known as Doc Roberts. I treated Andy that time he got the flu, and also consulted with the Dolly case. (she was a horse) In fact I wrote a paper on the Dolly case and submitted it, but it never was published.


January 28, 2006 - Msg 33290: Okay, Asa....the answer to my Jeopardy question (post 33227) is Currituck. Hope everybody is having a good day! Bulbsnatcher

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33291: Amazing Bulbsie, I was just about to say that too. Don't know why, it just came to my mind. Hee hee hee.
Hey, when you saw that birds breath was it talking to you? To bad Barney wasn't there to interperate for you. He talks to birds, goldfish, even has a great knowledge of giraffes.

Next question. Merle Osmond?


January 28, 2006 - Msg 33292: Who was the head of the College of Psychic Phenomena in Boise, Idaho?
- Hazel

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33293: Ok,here's mine: He's no prize.

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33294: I knew you'd get that one Hazel! Your so swave and sophisticated.
I think I have yours but I will wait and let others play.


January 28, 2006 - Msg 33295: Happy Saturday! i should be out in the yard and I guess I'll head out there directly.
ROmeena, as a retired English teacher, I can tell you that the comma should almost always go INside the quotation marks, if it is indeed a direct quote; but if you have one word in quotes that ends a sentence, that isnt really a quotation, such as, our little kitty is quite a "doggy"! you can put the punctuation OUTside it. There are now a lot of online grammar sites if you want to check it out further, but I have "red-inked" many a paper over such things! haha
Charlotte, ou resident editor, may have some input too.
Good you got RAIN! We still need it. 101 days now!!
Quick funny story, in the 40's when my dad worked in downtown Mpls, he parked in a two hour zone and would go out on breaks and lunch and rub off the chalk mark, or move up just a tad if it was on the asphalt. In 5 years he only got one ticket!
Chuck, the only recent sitcom i liked was Life with Bonnie, starrring bonnie Hunt. I only lasted a couple of years.
Well, to the yard...

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33296: Pray for rain!

January 28, 2006 - Msg 33297: Hey to the PORCH! Spot...sounds like a great place there in GA. Course...I prefer to be in the water face to face with the critters...not the 25ft sharks... but I have been in with the 8-10ft nurse.

Yep...that is chalkin the tires...and I'm not even THAT old. :-) That's how the local police can tell if a car has been left at a location for longer than it should. This is actually still used for overnight parking ban or limits, etc.

Hope everybody is having a great day!


January 28, 2006 - Msg 33298: oh...and it's near 50 here in Chicager...I'd just as soon pray for sun and warmth...if it could get to the mid 60's, then get nice...I'd be a happy grease monkey..


January 28, 2006 - Msg 33299: Oops...that should have said 8-10 ft nurse SHARKS...not an 8-10 ft nurse...well, you know what I mean. :-)


January 28, 2006 - Msg 33300: haha!Goober,your typo,reminded me of spots typo a few weeks ago,when he typed he was having a sleepover for 37 yr olds[he meant 3, 7 yr olds]and,you told him to watch out,that could get him in trouble!My guess is that 8to10ft nurse,might grt you in trouble too!haha!Hope you all know I'm only kidding with ya.But,seriousley,what was it like being in the water with the nurse sharks?My husband is so afraid of sharks,I can't get him to even go near a beach.He's never been to the beach,and,he says he seen the first Jaws movie,and,that was it for him,he never wanted to go near a beach.I can't remember the name of the town,but,about 15 yrs ago,I stopped in a little town in Alabama,and,they still chalked the tires there.They also closed all the stores down at noon on Wednesday,it was some kind of state law,does anybody know if they still enforce that law anywhere?Romeena,I'm with you,I don't like jeopardy.ok girl,Thanks for answering my question,I thought thats where that compe*tion was held.I'm waiting to hear the answer to the jeopardy question,er,I mean answer,merle osmond.I can't remember who said a few posts back that they were Donny and marie osmond fans in the 70's,I was too,even had 4or5 albums.Asa,I didn't know you were a hotel clerk!I learn so much when I stop by this porch!I have to close ya'll,the kids are gettin rowdy,I gotta check on them,talk to ya later-ky girl