February 01, 2006 - Msg 33432: mdc- when my puter goes on vacation i stress out for i have to write everything, then try an read what i wrote.ha. spot,goober- i like my balonie sandmich fried, edges turned up, cottage cheese and peaches. hi me-they,homemaker, keep them kids a coming. ole buckeye

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33433: you mean ole buckeye done swabted the deck cleaner than a whisle? ole buckeye

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33434:
Gomer Pyle USMC would be right proud of you Buckeye! Good work, now just wipe down the rockers and fill the hot chocloate dispenser! ha
I thought maybe your 'puter went to the Bahamas!!
ASA- I answered a couple of your questions in the last post of the archive.
Ok guys, remember actress RUTA LEE??? (How could we forget, haha :-)
What two eps of tags did she guest star in?
Hint, one was BW and one was color!

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33435: Hey, MDC: Ruta Lee played Miss Darlene Mason when the Taylor's went to Hollywood (can't remember the exact name of the color episode), and was that "college kid," actually a reporter, sent by a publisher hauled in by Andy in the second season's "Andy on Trial."

Do I win some Miracle Salve?


February 01, 2006 - Msg 33436: Can I guess MDC? I think he color episode was when she played Darlene Mason when they went to Hollywood.
But you got me on the black/white episode.
I was watching episode 139 The Darling Baby, and I forgot how good Charlene could sing. She did that song "There is a Time", and the Darling boys did "Ebo Walker was a mighty fine fiddle player" That one made Briscoe cry! teehee
BTW, in that episode, you can see very clearly several times the painting above the fireplace.
It is quite well known by Jean Francis Millet, t1tled "The Angelus" depicting two people PRAYING in a field. I understand that it was Andy's idea to have that painting there! Good ole Andy! Wish we could see more of that today.
Well, you all have a nice mayberry-happy day.
Oklahoma Girl

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33437: Hey there Me-they, you beat me to it!
OK girl

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33438: I had my Mr. Cookie Bar this afternoon, OK GIRL.


February 01, 2006 - Msg 33439: Ok. Girl- They did a special here in SC on ETV on the Dillards (Darlings). Maggie Peterson came out and sang with them. I'm pretty sure it was "There Is a Time." Sounded as good now as it did on the show 40 years ago.

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33440: Afternoon Porch! Good to see all ya'll today. Spot thank you for saying I don't look like an 80 girl but, I am. At least I think I should say thank you, providin' you meant I didn't look that old! That is what you were sayin' right? Huh, right?? You was saying I was lookin' young? Right? (hint hint) I'm off to watch my 4-legged kids play. I have a big old Mimosa tree in my yard & the Chinese Cresteds use it as base in thier tag games. The one that gets there first jumps right in the middle of the holes in the trunk. It's so cute.

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33441: Thats Right Mavis....Chucks on Ro"s web page now 'four"...heym-t,ok girl,Rev jr..mdc,buck...tonight its baked chicken with rice and gravy,little green peas,roll and tea...SPOT

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33442: Me-they got em both!! Good job.
You will a case of VICKS!!
Sorry OK girl. But I believe you are right about that painting being Andy's idea! And He always made Opie say his prayers. They always kept the sabbath with no work. There was no bad language. Every show depicted a good moral lesson. I think it is just about the best sitcom of all time, but that's just my humble opinion. ha
Mavis, thanks for the info. I'm almost afraid to try it tho, dont want Floyd after me! haha
6 days and pitchers show up here!
more later honeys and dears,

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33443: Uh... so am I a honey or a dear, MDC. ;)

I have a question for Charlotte Tucker, since you are an editor. Or for anyone for that matter who might have a suggestion. Do you have any suggestions as to where I might send a short story for publication? I'd categorize it as juvenile fiction(with maybe a little sci-fi/fantasy thrown in), ages 10-18 probably, but I think anyone could read it, really. I've been concentrating on more children's style stories lately, but I try to just write how I write and not talk down to kids, meaning I will use BIG words where they fit in ;).
It has almost 5000 words, which is big for a picture book but small for anything else, even though I envision it having pictures with it.
I've been looking through my 2000 edition of Writer's Market, but half the publishers that look promising, when I look them up on the internet, have either gone out of business; don't accept unsolicited m@nuscripts anymore; or charge "reading fees", etc.
So if you have any suggestions, or advice, I'd be willing to listen.

Have a great day all!
-Sterling Holobyte

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33444: 17 days till the 500

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33445: Howdy, all. The Plum is home, doing just fine. The expected 3-inch incision is really just an inch long, very neat and should heal nicely. Her little hip is shaved bare, of course, and looks pretty pitiful, but the hair will grow out. She seems to feel okay, sleeping a lot, but walks normally and ate a little bit. Tail a little droopy, but not too bad. Thanks to all for prayers and good wishes.

Rev Jr, after I dropped Plum off at the vet this morning, I picked up a sausage-egg-McMuffin and brought it home. It seemed like it needed something, so I put some of your barbecue sauce (red label) on it. Let me tell you, it didn't hurt that sandwich one bit! Really livened it up and made it much better. I'll probably be needing more before long.

Buckeye, it would take me a week to locate your snail mail address in the archives. Actually, I don't really need yours, but you need mine, so you can send me the pictures. I share your reluctance to post street addresses here, or anywhere else that's too public, for that matter. Of course, most of us are in a phone book somewhere, so guess it really doesn't matter. If you'll give me your email address, I'll send you my snail address so you can mail the pictures. I know everyone would love to see them.

There are a lot of you out there who need to send me pictures, and please include your pets. In the album, there's a sub-album for Porchsters' Pets. Spot is working on sending me pictures of Otis and Shadow, and I'd love to see Asa's little Barney. Come on, y'all. Get those pictures in, don't be shy. We all are just who we are, no more and no less. A TAGS family, warts and all. If I was willing to put my own scary pictures on there, then what does anyone else have to be shy about??

Well, guess I'll go cuddle little Plum. She's feeling a tiny bit sorry for herself right now. Have a great evening! --Romeena

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33446: Romeena glad plum is fine...500 not far MD,will get those pics Ro...hey sterling...sounds like a good thing you got going....Rev what [once again] is your bbq web site...gona get me some of that sauce...watching sanford and son here at work...got to find a movie later....SPOT

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33447: Glad Sugarplum is home and doing well Romeena. I will send you a picture of Barney soon. As for me, I ain't to photgenic. But I sure am enjoying y'alls pics. Good to see Chuck swinging a club, but I noticed yer dipping that left hip a tad Chuck, will give you a nasty slice everytime. (hee hee hee, just funnin)
Dang Homemaker, what you gonna do with then goats?

Mavis, thanks for the trim, cept you left them little hairs down my shirt and now I'm itching. Dang, where's Opie when you need him!

Thanks for responding MDC. Glad I ain't the only Matlock watching hot dog eatin feller on the porch.


February 01, 2006 - Msg 33448: i'll answer more later but wanted to give romeena my snail mail as computer companies in this county is having lots of problems.. 616 4th st. lincoln, illinois 62656. buckeye will get it to me. THE NEWS JUST SAID THAT THIS FRIDAY A MAJOR COMPUTER VIRUS CALLED BLACK WORM WILL SNEAK INTO COMPUTERS AND IF AFFECTED IT WILL ATTACK AND TAKE OVER ANTI- VIRUS PROGRAMS, AND COULD WIPE OUT HARD DRIVES. ole buckeye

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33449: Just stopped in to say hello. Hope all is well, no time to check the archives now. We have been very busy around here. Getting the houseplans done and clearing the land starting Monday, yeehaw.

Hope ya'll have a good evening.


February 01, 2006 - Msg 33450: Boo so glad for you...you all will have fun building..great time of the year....buckeye i will watch out for the worm..SPOT

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33451: Too bad you can't go fishin with that worm, no telling what you would catch if you could. Asa yer welcome, sorry I forgot the talcum powder.

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33452:
For Asa:
Opie: A haircut AND a bath in the same day?!

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33453: Howdy ther pardners! I see you all are keeping the porch clean. I have been very busy. Now I am "deadheading" back to base. That means no load was picked up, so the back is empty. Sometimes that is harder to drive than a full load.
Welcome to other new folk! Chuck you sound like fine man. They have some trucker pastors who retrofitt trailers into little chapels on wheels. very unique.
Godspeed to ya all, and bring me that dry cleaning. Gotta check them pockets.
Fred Goss

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33454:

Hey Folks,

Ro- Tell the plum I say hey!

I noticed in the archives that '77 was mentioned. In this area in 1977 we had a major blizzard. It's anniversary was this past weekend. Schools were closed for a couple of weeks. I think about 30 maybe 35 people died, it was just plain awful. The National Guard had to drop food into these rural area's. My most vivid memory, being 16 at the time, is of playing hockey under the stop light in the middle of main street. The road was closed for days but they had to keep it plowed. This no exaggeration but the snow actually drifted over the tops of the telephone poles. Many mobile homes and small house had to be dug out. Yikes, didn't mean to ramble.

Mayberry Deputy-Wow, only 17 more days until the 500. Hey, was that a robin?

Well, have to head over to e-bay before I fall asleep. My daughter's birthday is a coming.

God Bless,

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33455:
Hello folks. Isn't it a great day to sit out on the porch and fellowship with friends? God is so good!

Rev.Jr...I missed the Dillard special on ETV here in SC. Would really love to see it. I was doing some concerts out west some times back and just happened to flip on the TV and one of the boys was on The Jim Bakker Show in Branson. He was kinda like a regular side-kick to Bakker each day. I'm pretty sure it was Rodney.

Fred Goss...Do you travel all over the country? What company do you drive for? While out on the road I met a trucking pastor the has one of those trailer chapels (I think he said it was up around the Chattanooga area).

Everyone have a great night and know that God never sleeps....THANK YOU LORD!!

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33456: Hey fred,auh2o,Rev,mavis...where are ya Ro and ky and bo?..and all the missing....well settled in here at work..roasted peanuts for a snack...coke...get the pics to our Ms Ro...SPOT

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33457: Chuck just looked at Ro's site & my don't you have a good-looking family! Beautiful girls! I'm waiting on Asa to say something about my Feather in the Washington Redskins gear. Spot got any of them peanuts left? I need a bedtime snack.

February 01, 2006 - Msg 33458: Thanks Mavis.
Asa, thanks for the tips on my golf swing. I was wondering why the ball always goes into the trees. It's my left hip!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33459: Sure Mavis grab a fist full of peanuts...Chuck you all are up late tonight....SPOT

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33460: Morniing gang...eggs over med,toast with grape jelly,grits,hashbrowns,oj coffee..at the dog house....going home soon and back at 2 pm..have a great mayberry day all...will someone say grace?..SPOT

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33461: Grace! Now pass them eggs over here! Good eatin.

Glad I could help out Chuck. You take lessons from me and I'll have you shooting in the 100's in no time.:)

Mavis, who you rooting for in the Superbowl? My heart wants Seattle but my head says it's gonna be Pittsburgh.

MDC, The nice thing about Mavis' haircuts is I don't look like a bird when she's done. You getting any rain yet? It's been wetter than wet here as of late. Good stuff too. Snow in the moutains and rain in the valleys. I can ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon.

Fred, hard to make any money deadheading. Good thing you got laundry work to fall back on.:)

Rev, God is good. Good to see you.

How is the Plumster doing today Ro? Is she getting along alright? Barney is worried about her.

Bulbsnatcher, you got any of that cider left? I'm thinking we could go sit on the porch later and sip some while counting cars, if yer up to it.:)


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33462: Morning Porchsters. Spot- that website is: www.revmarvin.com Ro, the red label is the "hot" version. LOL We've also discovered a great little combination. 2 parts Rev. Marvin Hot mixed with 1 part honey. Gives you a nice sweet taste with quite a kick behind it. Good on chicken, pork chops....

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33463:
Did our favorite critter, Phil, see his shadow?
Here in AZ we have "agua fria freddy" ha, just kidding!
No rain yet Asa. It usually rains on our Phx FBR Open, so maybe this weekend! haha Seriously, we need it bad, everything is tinder dry! Say an extra prayer. thanks
Good breakfast Spot. Ya think i would gain a pound or two, but noooooo. Oh well!
Buckeye, I sent a pix of my model railroad to Romeena. Also, you need HER address so you can send her some photos to scan. I enclosed a self addressed stamped envelope for her to return them. This is fun. I am sending you some info to your snailaddress. Hope you like it.
Rev, I think Fred goes between Kansas and Ohio, with a trip down to az every now and then. Check out
for the outfit.
Prayers for all miners, our troops, leaders, porchsters, families and friends. Have a good day!

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33464: Just tiem to say good morning to everyone. Busy, busy, busy at work today, and I'm not even planning a band concert under the stars!

Thanks for the head-up about the worm, BUCKEYE; reminds me that I'm due for a system backup. ROMEENA: Glad Sugarplum is doing okay. Poor thing! MDC: Case of Vicks? Not a big fan! Prayers all around on me.


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33465: Buckeye, I just sent you my address. You should have it in a few days. Send me some pictures! Asa, we want pictures! The rest of you folks, too. Let's make that TAGS family photo album complete.

Well, my landscaper friend is on his way to do some final tweaking on the new pond, and his helpers are already here. I'm supposed to go find something for them to do until he gets here. That won't be too difficult, there's always something that needs doing around here. So, guess I'd better get out there. Awwww. I have to go spend this beautiul morning outdoors. Shucks! (teehee)

Sugarplum, who is recovering nicely, says hey! --Romeena

P.S. Asa, I love it when Matlock eats a hotdog, and you're right, it sets me to craving one. I love the Pokey Puppies that are sold at the exit at some Home Depots. They're gooooood! Lots of fixins. I like mustard, onions, relish and sauerkraut on mine.

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33466: Here's an argument stater: If you like sauerkraut on your dogs, do you like it hot, or cold? I vote frio.


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33467: A co-worker sent me this and I thought you all mind find it funny...

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked members to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.
Here are this year's [2005] winners:
1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with. 2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly. 3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future. 4. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period. 5. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high. 6. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it. 7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late. 8. Hipat*tis: Terminal coolness. 10. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer. 11. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you. 12. Glibido: All talk and no action. 13. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web. 14. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out. 15. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating. And the pick of the literature: 16. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33468: Hey asa..good evening M_T, I like my kraut hot..pokey puppy?..Ro whats that?..hope plums fine..Hey MDC...tonight its home made tacos with red beans and rice...viva-mexico!..cheese dip too...well let me get caught up here at work..Ro bet your pond looks great...cool here n ga...rain later tonight..Rev thanks for the site again..going there now...SPOT

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33469: Wow me-they, those are very interesting and funny at the same time. I got one:
Bayberry- a show depicting lifeguards, in a small coastal town in NC, who actually save some people instead of doing just about everything else! haha
Hey, supper tonight is spaghetti with all the fixin's and lots of garlic bread!
To to make things interesting= Go Steelers!
have a good evening,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33470: Think I'll watch Groundhg day tonight!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33471: Think I'll watch Groundhg day tonight!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33472: Think I'll watch Groundhg day tonight!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33473: Think I'll watch Groundhg day tonight!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33474: Think I'll watch Groundhg day tonight!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33475: hee hee hee, ain't I a stinker?


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33476: MESSAGE REMOVED

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33477:
HA HA very funny Asa! Whatda gonna do next, loosen the bolts on the wheelchairs at the old folks home, you're a regular frick and frack, you otta be in the circus! Ok, taht's all the "barneyisms" I can think of haha
SERIOUSLY, BE VERY CAREFUL OF THE BLACK WORM VIRUS TOMORROW! Do not open any strangely t1tled emails. It is coming somewhere out of the middle east.
Well, have a good evening. God bless

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33478: Romeena, I'm glad Sugarplum is doing well.
Hey Porchters, where ever your rockers sit.


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33479: Did the worm already get ya Asa?...Hey MDC..jennie boone.....Go Steelers...swap ya a taco for a dobble of sketty....SPOT

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33480: "Watch out, I'm gonna rock forward."


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33481: Asa don't chew his cabbage twice, he chews it 5 times. Does that make it saurkraut? teehee
Love that Mexican food, but I think I'll let the saurkraut pass on by. Never could stand that stuff. Now Chow Chow, I like (the food, not the dog) Chow Chow & a big old bowl of "brown beans" with a slab of cornbread...now THERE'S good eatin'
Aunt Bee: You didn't say anything about my beans.
Andy: Well, I ate 4 bowls, & eatin' speaks louder than words!

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33482:
Hey Folks,

Ahhh yes, the great kraut question, one for the ages. I'll have to vote for all of the above: hot, cold, homemade or out of the jar. Yummy.

MDC-That meal sounds great!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33483: asa- as mr tucker said; alright will you go watch groundhog day already, just kiddind. romeena, i sure will send you a couple of pictures as soon as i get the snail to deliver your address, may i say that is an excellent service you've done for the porch and you deserve to be porchster of the month and get to set on the golden rocker. mdc- i'll await the snail to stop by from you, thanks. me-they, great stuff. fred goss, hopefuly you get a break for a few days. jenniebone, i almost missed you post, how are you doing? auh20, i agree as long as it's good old store bought kraut, ha.mavis, sometimes the after burner speaks long after the eating if you have sensitive tummy's. spot, who you voting for to win the supper bowl sunday? i think i'll take the under dogs seahawks by 3 points. keep them candles a burning. the 45 record player was invented on feb 1, 1950. the inventer of mr potato head sold his invention to kellog's as a ceral premium for $5,000. a year later he bought it back for $7,000 thus initialy losing $2,000. later, ole buckeye

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33484: Chuck watch my tail while rocking!..Mavis now beans and cornbread and chow chow and a gloop of mayo and slice of sweet onion...now thats a meal...but cook the pintos with a ham hock in the crock pot and break those pieces of ham of and add to meal...whew...will whup us up a pot for the weekend..hey auh2o...cold kraut on a HOT dog?..Ro where are you and mw,hm,afd,salty dog,fg,county nurse,quite sam,..come on down!...watching jurassic park for the up-teenth time....SPOT

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33485: Mey Mayberry Deputy just went to Romeenas site and saw your pic!..Great pic of you and the misses...where are you?..and by the way "like the shirt"...SPOT

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33486:
Hello porch...Trust you all are doing wonderful.

On the subject of kraut...has anyone here ever tried it made out of cabbage and collards? Of course most kraut is made from cabbage. When I was growing up there was a little ole lady on my street that made home-made kraut to sell each year and she used both cabbage and collards. Man that stuff was so good. Just wondering if anyone else has eaten any like that?

Everyone have a good night and prayers for you all.

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33487: hey everybody,good to see all of you.Just stopping by for a minute,Ro,glad to hear Plum is doing ok.I like sauerkraut either cold or hot.Boo,so good to hear you are getting the plans for your house started.Gotta run,prayers for you all-kygirl

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33488: rev,I never heard of the cabbage and collards in kraut,but,it sounds good.Has anyone ever heard of putting a teaspoon of epsom salts in the blackberry jam mixture before canning it?a friend of my mothers had some old cookbooks given to her,and,she said in the jam recipe it called for a tsp.of epsom salts.Fred Goss,what part of ohio do you deliver to?M-T,I believe I did spell eckert right,it's right across the pa line,not far from Farmington,Pa.it's not a real big place,i'm trying to think of the bigger town it's outside of,I'll get back to ya on that-ky girl

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33489: spot,you working tonight?-ky girl

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33490: Good evening, all. We didn't get the pond finished up, got sidetracked on some other stuff, but the guys will be back in the morning and we'll finish up then. It's looking good, but it will be better. The grass had started to grow up around the edges, and now we'll be tearing that up again and putting more soil there to level things, but the grass will soon fill in. Gonna be pretty. Fish are growing, they don't seem to mind if things are a little rough yet.

Kraut? I like it any way I can get it. Hot, cold, in a jar, whatever. I like to take leftover pork - ribs, roast, whatever - and chunk it up in some kraut and simmer a while. Good eating! I've never eaten kraut that contained collards, but since I like collards, I'm sure it would be tasty.

Well, everyone have a good night's rest, and I'll see you on the porch sometime tomorrow. Sugarplum says hey, and thanks for all your good wishes. She's doing just fine. --Romeena

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33491: Finally got into the photo album again. Thanks, Mavis. I don't get it. I would type in Ro's address and then the address line would switch all by itself back to myphotoalbum.com Spooky. Gomer? Gomer? Gome? I promise I'll get a picture or two to Ro. Now, what's the matter with the rest of you? Asa? Homemaker? I just see your younguns. Where are you? Possum? Buckeye? Everyone! Get those pics on there. By the way, Buckeye, yes, this has been a mighty strange Jan. and now Feb. My birthday is the 8th--usually there's a blizzard then--so we'll see.
Charlotte Tucker

Anyone seen my poker chip? Oh, maybe I left it in my pants pocket. teehee--get it, Fred Goss?? Poker chip. That's a good one, ain't it?

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33492: Yea ky im right cheer at work....SPOT

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33493: Charlotte my comp will sometime SPOOK out and do the same thing...return to the home page...usually not more than once...hey Rev..like both collards and cabbage..Ro sleep tight...im here till 6 in the morn then 16 more tomorrow then done till wed..GOT to get yard work done...well back to my movie...slow right now...just monitoring substations...SPOT

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33494: Hey to the PORCH! Hope ya'll are doing ok tonight. Kind of scared me to start skimming the entries...saw all this talk about eating Chow Chow...made me feel bad for little Sammie D! Then I realized that you meant the non canine version...better now.

Ro, the album is looking great...what a good idea! SPOT, take it easy tonight at work...don't over do it. Pappa (pipe..buckeye..leonard blush :-0), good to see you. CT, Rev, Jr, FredG, Chuck...MDC, as always...too funny...Mavis, ASA, JeannieB, Auh2o...hope ya'll have a wonderful evening. Talk to you SOON!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33495: Feeling a little peek 'ed tonight. Anyone know where I can get a bottle of Colonel Harvey's elixer?


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33496: Chuck let me check the closet...Goober us dogs have to stick together "Sammie D and me"...dont really know what kind of talking dog I am..think I was just a mut in the show..and me and my co-worker are kicked back...for now...wind is getting up...SPOT

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33497: Chuck, if your golfing, no elixir! No drinking and driving!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33498: Ooops, forgot that stuff was 85 proof. Nevermind on the Elixer. . . unless you think it would correct my slice??

Spot, what do you do? You seem to be a late nighter.


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33499: Elixir! I thought Elixer looked wrong.
Asa, you're smart. No wonder you've been able to master all those occupations.


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33500: Really Chuck it's bad enough yer golfin with Asa but elixir mixed with that will surely get us all hurt. Asa has been known to whack a few of us with that golf swing of his. Goober I knew you would think I was talkin about Sammie D. that is why I clarified, hope Sammie didn't take offense. Spot What time them beans gonna be ready? I'll be there early! I love me some beans! Beans & Chicken & Dumplins are my favs. Homemaker could you send me some goat's milk, I need to try it on my Bull Terrier, her poor skin problems, I want to start a natural raw diet with her. Ky Girl you & me, big freeze on the kraut.

February 02, 2006 - Msg 33501: SHAKE DOWN!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33502: I saw that from another site, and nearly laughed to tears. Had to put that one here!


February 02, 2006 - Msg 33503: Mavis, by the way Asa noticed my left hip too low, he {seems} to be a pretty good golfer.
Dangerous swing??


February 03, 2006 - Msg 33504: Chuck I work at the power company in the control center 25th year...we work rotating shifts..what about you?..SPOT

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33505: Chuck remind me not to play a fair way coming back the opsite way to your T box....Mavis beans will be ready at 3 pm sat..I will be up by then will put them on when I get off sat morning at 6...Asa during the shake down bet we find sausage pattys in your pockets from waffle house!..SPOT

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33506: SPOT, I own a janitorial business. The majority of my business is with Grocery Stores, but there is a variety of other types of business' that I deal with. One of them (on rare occasions) is a power company.

I did have my slice fixed, but just like an unwelcome visitor it show up at my doorstep again about 2 weeks ago. {sigh}

"They'll be here with the horn honking and their jaywalking...welcome to Mayberry...gateway to Monte Carlo"


February 03, 2006 - Msg 33507: Morning...its flapjacks and sausage this morning..pop tarts..bisquits and gravy....ice cold milk...im going home ...back here at work at 2 have a great blessed day....SPOT

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33508: spot- thanks for breakfast, it sure hits the spot, no pun intended. charlotte tucker- i know what you mean about the computers in this area , since i omly live a few miles from you and i never know what the puter will do. chuck, can't get nothing over on you, just like the big house another SHAKE DOWN. asa, have you seen my little white golf ball? i hit it over in you direction around 1973 and still haven't found it. it's got one of my alias name on it or was it my name, rank and seriel number? romeena- since you won porchster of the month for your great picture format, that will only bring us all closer. ok the plum gets a gold rocker by yours for the month. well i think i'll go to spots for breakfast, throw another log on the fire. remember the old saying; you'll never amount to a hill of beans if you don't. your not leaving the house looking like a juvinile deliquent or a painted up girl? have a great day everyone. ole buckeye


February 03, 2006 - Msg 33510: Good morning, all. MDC: Funny word! Although I can't imagine Pamela Anderson in Mayberry (though it IS a friendly town). ASA: Did you enjoy "Groundhog Day?" Did you enjoy "Groundhog Day?" Did you enjoy "Groundhog Day?" You are a bird! KY GIRL: Check back about Eckert. MAVIS: I'm inclined to let the kraut pass on by as well, except on hot dogs. AUH2O: I remember my mom making kraut when I was a kid. I don't rememember too much about it, except that it was made in a crock and (I think) periodically you scraped gross stuff off the top. It didn't smell too apetizing, and I pretty much stayed away. ROMEENA: My grandmother cooks her pork and suaerkraut together, so we get that every now and again when we have Sunday dinner there. BUCKEYE: Thanks for the warning. Good thing I've got more than a shovel and a rake for emergencies!

Hey to all you goo folks!


February 03, 2006 - Msg 33511: That's "good" folks, folks.


February 03, 2006 - Msg 33512: Season 5 coming out soon! Dont forget to check out Weaver's for it! It helps Floyd keep up this site! A good investment!
BTW, FLOYD, we need ya to send Romeena a pix of you in your barber smock. Ky Girl, OK girl, fred, Buckeye, Hazel and all, get them cards and letters and Pictures in! ha
I sent Ro a pix of my model railroad. It is in black and white because I took them to send into a contest. Did ya get em yet RO?
Chuck, you have a wonderful family. All those girls remind me of Pettycoat Junction! ha Mayberry Dep, you make a great couple. Did you honeymoon near the beach?
Buckeye, I think your golf ball ended up in a whale's blowhole! ha And life may not amount to a hill of beans, but you'll always have Paris. haha
Well, the inspector comes today and we dont want Otis to sue the county, so i better get going for now.
Andy: Well Gomer, when I see a fella sitting in a quanset hut with a bucket on his head, I've just got to ask "what's wrong?"!

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33513: Ky Girl- did I miss it or did we get an email/snail mail for your son in Iraq. . .

Been a busy week - the stomach flu hit our house yesterday. . .


February 03, 2006 - Msg 33514: Oops forgot, buckeye, did you know that with first mr potatoheads we used REAL potatatoes! (look, I'm spelling like Dan quayle! ha) The inventor got the idea of plastic features to poke into potatoes because we call those markings on them the EYES of a potato. Oh well, useless trivia of the day.

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33515: we all have mental pictures of what the other porch folks would look like. wouldn't it be fun to say the biggest difference in what we look like and what you thought we would look like? it would be like i pictured so and so to be taller, shorter, older looking, etc. what do you all think? it's just our mental picture before and after. ole buckeye

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33516: Sounds like it could be a recipe for disaster, BUCKEYE! That's just my buffalo head's worth.


February 03, 2006 - Msg 33517: Afternoon Porch, just stopped in to say hey for a minute, gotta get my bookwork done, be back later.

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33518: Yep, MDC,
Have a lovely evening, everyone. Maybe we can run down to Wally's later and get a nectarine crush! I haven't had one in ages. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

You asked if I'd heard from Tom lately, and no, I haven't. I hope he's okay. If we don't hear from him soon, I'll email Don and see if he can go by and check on him.

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33519: Oops! Things look a bit bold, but I'm not sure, in this glare.
There, is that better? --Romeena

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33520: Well, I don't know what happened up above, but message 33518 came through incomplete. Sentences are mixed up, and one isn't even there. Yes, MDC, I got your pictures in today's mail, and they look great. The glare on my window from the afternoon sun makes it very difficult for me to see what I'm typing, so no telling what I told the computer to do! Anyway, I think it's all said now. --Romeena

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33521: You been at the bottle Romeena?..{glare, yea right]..SPOT

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33522: Sshhhh! Don't tell anybody, Spot! --Romeena

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33523: She's gassed!


February 03, 2006 - Msg 33524: me- they, i agree with you about quessing what everyone's image was like versus our mental image was would be a disaster. somebody put an asprin in my orange crush and see the crazy idea's that came out? i think i need a robot like lost in space, danger, danger, warning buckeye. romeena, did you have some of my orange crush with that asprin spike or was it the sun spots? just teasing. well i quess i'll go to wally's , have an orange crush, then the drug store for a root beer float, then over to thelma lou's for dinner and watch a little tv. you all know what i'm going to do? i think season 5 might be on at thelma lou's. ole buckeye

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33525: Ro you are not sitting on the piano bench with the Plum next to you singing "Toot, Toot, Tootsie" are you? teehee

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33526: Romeena and Mavis why yall got those funny hats on and singing?...hey buckeye!...lets all meet at the drug store later for a coke float and slice of rubarb pie!...duck pond?...SPOT

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33527: I think all of you are gassed. ;)

So, did anyone lose their computer today due to that blackworm virus? Kind of a stupid question I guess because if you did you wouldn't be able to reply. Or did you have any problems? Apparently I was not infected... and neither was my computer.
It was just built up like a really dangerous virus and that it probably had infected like, 300,000 computers or something, but I haven't heard of anyone who had any problems with it. Just wondering.
-Sterling Holobyte

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33528: Are pappa bear and ole buckeye the same fellow with just a name change?

My blonde streaks are showing again. . .

Up to 14 kids (8 does and 6 bucks) - one of which is a bottle baby.


Ro - you shouldn't drink quite so early in the day!

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33529: `Hi friends!Just wanted to let you know that my son made it back from iraq this past monday.Thank you all for your prayers,I"m sorry I didn't get to tell you sooner,I have just been so busy.If you want to drop him a line his address is:PVT.Ernest Conley,20th Quarter master,129CSB,Fort Campbell,Ky,42223.Just let him know you are from the Andy griffeth Porch,he will know what you mean.Gotta close and get the grandbaby settled down,talk to you all later-ky girl

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33530: Good deal ky!...HM..wow send Ro picks of babys..Sterling no worm here I hope..Hey MDC,..hey yall where has all the lost people went?...HM no blond streaks..buck-er-pappa-eye-er-bear...oh well...SPOT

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33531: You know what I think I'm gonna do?
Go down to the drug store and get a bottle of pop.
.You wanna go with me?
Go where?
Go down to the drug store for a bottle of pop.


February 03, 2006 - Msg 33532: MDC, thanks for the compliment on my family. I love my girls very much. But they got me runnin' so much, I feel like Uncle Joe on Petticoat Junction. Startin' to walk like him too, and I'm only 43.

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33533: spot- you got it after the coke float, rubarb pie, let's stop by thelma lou's for a little tv.? thanks for the address ky girl, i'll drop him a line soon, i have a nephew in quartermaster corps who is stationed at camp casey, iraq. mavis- i think ro is singing ; singing in the rain. maybe not. howdy sterling. homemaker, once a year i change names with the new year that way i know at least one new years resolution is kept. ha. good night porchsters, good night. ole buckeye

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33534:
Hello Porch....How's everyone? It was such a nice day to sit out on the porch.
Doesn't look like anyone was affected by the WORM.

Homemaker - Hope you all are feeling better. A lot of folks have been having that flu bug.

Looks like the Elixir has everyone else feeling fine today.
So how many bottles of elixir were found during SHAKE DOWN?

Guys, I'll be gone until Monday. Will miss seeing you but know that I'll be thinking of you all.
Till then ....be blessed and keep each other in prayer.

February 03, 2006 - Msg 33535:
OK Chuck...I'll meet ya at the drug store. It's getting kinda late, you think their still open?

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February 03, 2006 - Msg 33537: Hey Chuck...bottle of pop sounds good.."come ride the little tran thats a running down the track"...Rev shake down come up with alot of stuff.."golf ball opie is this yours".."snap" "mouse trap"..mack I watched that ept tonight also..loved it when goober grabbed barney in the woods "I got him Andy"..buckeye we need to all plan a hikeing trip and pack a nap sack....well Im watching raising Arizona here at work..all is quite..off at 6 in the morning for a few days..got to go to the funeral home tomorrow afternoon my co-worker friends dad passed on this morning...SPOT

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33538: Spot, that was Gomer who grabbed Barney, not goober. As late night/early morning as it is, you're allowed to make them kind of mistakes. Just don't go shuttin' down the electricity across half the state.
I love the vacation episode too. Got me to thinking about character actor Allan Melvin, and did a search on him. He was in the Andy Griffith show at least 7 times. Most the time he was the bad guy too.

Hey Rev, thanks for runnin' down to the drug store with me. I'm just glad we got tbere before it closed! By the way, did you ever noticed that the Mayberry Drug store is open on Sundays??? I noticed that in one of the episodes.

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33539: Gosh I knew that Chuck...mercy...storming bad here in ga...cant stay long...got crews coming in to catch outages...getting hammered prety good got to go!...will someone bring me a ham or sausage-n-bisquit and an OJ....SPOT

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33540: good morning porch. spot, prayers for your friend and co-worker. hot breakfast from i- hop delivered to you and your crew. the weather here has gone from 50 degrees, sunny- to todays high 29 and 20 mph winds out of the nw. what a difference a day makes. rev, prayers for your services this weekend. chuck- isn't it strange how under rated the character actors and actresses were? we wouldn't have great shows without them. mdc- ready for a slow jog this morning? super bowl weekend and the winner is the porchsters. take care. ole buckeye

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33541:
Morning Porch

Hey here's an idea. How about posting some links to different sites in our hometowns or those close by? Maybe, with some stores or business' with web cams. It could be fun to check-out area's and match them to the names. No, personnel sites to protect privacy. I don't know. Just a pondering this morning I guess.

Put a hat on if ya wander down this end of the porch today. They are saying we might get about 8 inches snow. However, "they" have been wrong before.

Me-They, I have those same recollections have of my Mom making kraut. You don't suppose they had the same recipe, ha ha. Actually, I think to make a good batch of kraut it does smell as though something has gone horribly wrong.

The porch has influenced the dinner menu here today, ribs with BBQ sauce on a bed of, yes you guessed it, KRAUT.

ky girl- Great news about your son,God Bless him!

Chuck- If ya head back to the store today I'll go. An ice cold coke in a glass bottle sounds great.


February 04, 2006 - Msg 33542: good morning auh20- sounds like the weather all across the porch changes completly at once, last week 50's here and now 17 degrees and a lot of cold and snow later next week. wouldn't you know it i have a national smoking pipe show in saint louis next weekend. snow, snow. anyone remeber making homemade cottage cheese? it was a slow process with slow yield and as a kid i couldn't understand why mom was being so stingy with the cheese while she was making it, of course i always have loved it, so i would have eaten her production up before anyone got a nibble. ole buckeye

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33543: Morning ole buckeye and everyone. Did anyone round up Spot some grub yet? Gotta keep him full or the clock in his stomach goes off.

auh20, I think your idea is a fine one. So here is a link to the biggest draw we have to our local area. http://skiutah.com/ Most of the resorts in here are less than an hours drive from my house.


February 04, 2006 - Msg 33544: Hello everyone ,hope alls well ..SPOT.. I love that shirt ,the picture was taken at Ocean Isle Beach N.C.

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February 04, 2006 - Msg 33551: MESSAGE REMOVED

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33552:

I think someone missed the mothership.

Someone call Mulder or Sculley. Quick.


February 04, 2006 - Msg 33553: MESSAGE REMOVED

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33554: How true,auh2o! Geesh!
I've been away from the Porch for a few days-blame it on babysitting a 2 year old,working PT,and coming down with a cold or some yucky ailment.Started to miss you guys,so thought I'd check in.
Just saw on CNN.com that Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis) died. Rest in Peace Grandpa,and thanks for all the fun and silliness.
Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33555: possum- i saw that also on grandpa munster, 95 years young. didn't you love his hairstyle? msg 33549 groundhog day movie i think asa saw it just the other day? asa, yeah i sent spot and company a delivery from i- hop this morning. mayberry deputy, you ready for the daytona 500? dale jerrit might as well drive the brown truck he can't have a worse season. ha. romeena and mdc still waiting on the snail to deliver. ro, i have a couple of pictures ready to go. is 18 feet by 9 feet picture ok? everyone have a great wekend. ole buckeye

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33556: last two sweeps done by ole buckeye, wow is he getting the hang of this thing? if i could win the lottery like that, i'd build a new bandstand for the park, with no spiders under it, all new uniforms for floyd and company. enlarge our porch and put comfy cushions on every rocker. ole buckeye

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33557: MESSAGE REMOVED

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February 04, 2006 - Msg 33560: MESSAGE REMOVED

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33561: on my computer msg 33556 when posted it came as a clean sweep. i think the alien ship got to it. MDC- just checked out your model railroad and like the size of mine also in garage great seeing so much detail. when you were on pike's peak did you sing sweet betsy from pike? just kidding on pikes peak. ole buckeye

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33562: Welcome to you Mack pull up a rocker. I sure am whooped tonight, had lots of dogs to groom today. Finally getting in to settle down for the night. Snowing a bit here, supposed to have more all through the night. I'll check back in later.

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33563: Hey yall..MD jr was testing today at las vegas...said needed more speed..hey auh2o..Mavis Snow?..just cold here ..down in the 20"s..possum"peace and love"...lets go back to the late 70"s..just past that "Saturday night fever"...yall rememember the "Bay Cith Rollers"?...hey buckeye...hey Mack..God Rest Grandpa..loved the Munsters..who wrote post 33551?..hey chuck...im cleaning house ...Romeena where are ya?....well back in a bit with the snack menu for sat night...SPOT

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33564: thats "City"...SPOT

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33565: Hey watching the ept..guess which one..."lost the screws about 4 yrs ago"..."lemon fosfate".."business mans special"..."Glen Ford"...SPOT

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33566: Well guess I miss the invite to the party!..no one here on the porch...where can I meet yall?...it "is" Sat night...SPOT

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33567: S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night! That's for you,Spot! Yeah,I remember the Bay City Rollers! Pretty much one hit wonders,weren't they? And they weren't even from Bay City (Michigan)-they were from Scotland! Funny how I can recall music trivia,but can't remember what I had for supper 2 nights ago! There's my sign-better start saving screws in a jar! Ha!
I cannot believe that there's nothing worth watching (in my opinion) on over 120 Dish Network channels on a Saturday night. Wanted to watch TAGS on TVLand-got "Barefoot In The Park" instead. That's why I'm on the Porch rambling on! Spot,guess everyone else is watching "Barefoot In The Park"-why don't you dust off your Bay City Rollers album and I'll dust off my record player and we'll have us a 70's party! You don't mind boogie-ing with a possum,do ya? Maybe if we crank it up loud enough,we'll get some other folks to show up.What do ya say?
I think my burnt orange suede platform shoes are still up in my mama's attic-I'll run over and get 'em.Take that leisure suit (ha!) outta the mothballs now Spot and let's have us a party!
possum under a rock