February 04, 2006 - Msg 33568: Hey to the PORCH! Hope ya'll are doing ok. We're actually getting a little snow here in Chicager...go figure...snow in February...who would have thunk it? :-)

Watchin my UK Cats play Florida tonight...it's been a tough year so far, but things are looking up.

Hope everyone has a good preachin time tomorrow...and a good XL Bowl! Go Seahawks! (actually, I'm just anti steelers)

Ya'll be good...


February 04, 2006 - Msg 33569: Well lookey there...I done swept. I'm tired now...gonna go rest after all that work.



February 04, 2006 - Msg 33570: Boy Goober, you sure are good with that broom!


February 04, 2006 - Msg 33571: Lemon phosphate, Hollowed-out avocado, yes indeed the "business man's" special.
Spot, that is my favorite episode.
I love it when Mr. Meldrim says "Barney, I think you got a hold of something there" and then takes him to Harriet and has him to repeat it.
"Glen Ford"!
No snow here in Arkansas today. In fact, I enjoyed 18 holes, though is was a little brisk and breezy.


February 04, 2006 - Msg 33572: MESSAGE REMOVED

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33573: Who said that?

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33574: It was Mack, or whoever he/she is. Been at the elixir too much, I'd say. Tends to talk to himself/herself, seems normal one minute, then very strange the next. Look back in the recent archives, you'll find his/her footprints. I think this individual needs some help. --Romeena

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33575: Goober you left them aliens behind or something. Chuck you playing golf & we got snow, hows that for different ends of the porch? I'm off to bed, them dogs done wore me out today.

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33576: Mavis, I wouldn't mind a little snow here. Send it our way!

No thanks Leon.

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33577: MESSAGE REMOVED

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33578: Speaking of church, ya'll can't wait for Rev. Tuckers sermon tomorrow.

"I only hold with Rev. Tucker. We've been takin' from him for years and I aint about to change now".


February 04, 2006 - Msg 33579: Didn't mean to say "ya'll". Meant to say "I".


February 04, 2006 - Msg 33580: Go Steelers!


Trivia: What was Mayberry High's Mascot?

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33581: Mack, there is nothing wrong with your inviting folks to your church, though I didn't really see any invitation in the bulletin you copied for us here. However, it might be difficult for us to attend your church, since most porch people are hundreds or even thousands of real miles apart. My concerns about you have nothing to do with your church bulletin, however. Back in the last archive, you posted a very strange message, questioning the reality and the origins of the events of 9/11. This came right on the heels of some quite normal, TAGS related posts. Perhaps you don't see this as odd, but most porchsters will. As I believe you have been told before, when you visited us in the past, if you want to visit the porch and play nice, you're welcome. If you're here to play mind games, you've come to the wrong place. Call that "tude" if you wish, but I'm not alone in that sentiment, believe me. --Romeena

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33582: Go Steelers...Im here....Hey Chuck...Romeena,..alies? goober?...SPOT

February 04, 2006 - Msg 33583: Night Mavis..Spot

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33584: all I can is say is "BINGO".same for Me RO ...SPOT

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33585: MESSAGE REMOVED

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33586: mack, i'm with you on the seahawks. coaches wife is in new guinea with their daughter on a medical missionary trip with coach's urging. spot- what are your plans today? i think i'll go to chruch, eat at aunt bea's and you know the rest. superbowl then on to daytona 500. can we stop off at saint louis next weekend for my pipe show? goober, strange weather indeed here in lincoln also. mrs tucker you stay warm. for breakfast at cracker barrel. good morning mavis, romeena, mdc, chiuck and everyone. praise the lord for being blessed with another week amoung our family and freinds. ole buckeye

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33587: Good Sabbath porch. Looks like I have missed some goings on here. But it would appear Floyd came in and did some spot dusting. Thanks Floyd. I don't know how you manage to run a barbershop and get over here to dust like you do. Maybe you should take on an extra man.
Chuck, you golfed yesterday? I am envious! I was hoping to but we still have a little snow on the ground, and got more last night, so I guess it will be a while yet.

Mavis, I can't tell you how nice it is to have you back posting with us regular like. I sure wish we could get all the old timers back on here regular like. (I'm not calling you old btw.:))

MDC, Is that tour in your town this weekend? Are you involved with it this year?

Guess I'll go get me a bowl of cheerios if spot ain't cooking.


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33588: Thanks, Floyd. I was about to go get my Flit gun, or a can of Raid. I think I'm glad that you dusted when you did, before I got to the porch this morning. Some things are better left unknown. I know it's better not to even respond to a nut case like that, but the riduclous remarks about 9/11 just rubbed my fur backward. Thanks again. --Romeena

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33589: Good Morning Porch! Well our 4-6 inches of snow we were supposed to get was actually only about 2, fine with me, I like looking at it, but hate to get out in it & my appt. book is full for next week. Besides, my little hairless kids absolutely hate the snow, even with their clothes on. Asa I'm glad to be back regular, I miss ya'll when I don't get to stop by much. You people tend to grow on me. :) Spot I was hopin you would make some of that wonderful gravy & bisquits this morning, but guess everyone needs a day off once in a while. Ro don't know if I told you or not, but thank you so much for your photo site, such a cool thing to put faces to names. I'm off to work on my website today, got to get some more new kids on there. Would you pass the Cheerios Asa?
2 chairs, no waiting (for Floyd)

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33590: Anybody know much about laptops? I can't figure out why whenever I type a "y" the cursor moves to another place? It doesn't do it all the time, but it sure is aggravating when it does.
Thanks *Mavis

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33591: I know a lot about laptops Mavis, but nuttin about computers.:)


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33592: Asa yer a bird in this world!

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33593: Yall buckeye had us meet at cracker barrel....yall missed it...msg33586....thats why I did"nt cook!..Mavis got those pintos and ham hocks on for todays Super Bowl get together with the porch....got hot wings and carrot stick for Ro and plum and asa you can carry off all ya can tote...well let me go see mom and pop for a bit ...miss sherry is at work....SPOT

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33594: Thanks Spot wish I hadn't missed Cracker Barrel, them Cheerios leave alot to be desired. I can't wait to see Asa try to stuff pinto beans in his coat pocket. (teehee) Fred will have to clean his coat for sure. I'll bring homemade Peanut Butter Pies for dessert, how many will I need?

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33595: Peanut Butter Pie? Please describe it Mavis. Never heard of it. As far as pinto beans in my pocket are concerned, I've put worse in there. Had sloppt joes in there last week. It's all good!:)
And what's wrong with cheerios? You ate all of yers and half of mine Mavis. Said you just wanted to taste em and see if they were any good. Boy, they must have been! Hope spot hurry's up with that ham and beans. I'm starved. My clocks about to go off.


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33596: Had, just saw an episode with Asa in it, and am now watching one (Those Gossiping Men) with Emma Watson in it.
Wonder if we could hook those two up?

By the way, was Asa's last name ever given?

Andy: "Boy you sure are awful policey, what did you and Thelma Lou do last night"?


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33597: I'll do ya one better Asa here's the recipe

Peanut Butter Pie
4 ounces cream cheese

1 cup confectioners' sugar -- sifted

1 cup creamy (smooth) peanut butter

1/2 cup milk

8 ounces frozen whipped topping -- thawed

1 deep-dish graham cracker crust

In a large mixer bowl combine cream cheese and confectioners' sugar; mix well. Add peanut butter and mix. Slowly add milk and mix well. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into pie shell and cover. Freeze for at least 30 minutes.

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33598: Mmm-mm. I'll take 6.


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33599: Breene was asa"s last name if im not mistaken..may not have the spelling right ....Mavis make me 2 of those peanut things...asa better line your pockets with a zip lock...beans will be ready at 5...hot wings for the half time show of the super bowl...Rolling Stones!.."start me up"...well im gona run to walmart and get some dog food....where ya at REo,Boo how is thw house coming?...cool here...snow tonight they say....SPOT

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33600: now thinking one time asa"s last name was mentioned to be bascomb....SPOT

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33601: Howdy, all. That Floyd is a caution. He's right on top of things, and I'm glad.

Asa, you poor dear! You never ate peanut butter pie? Honey, that's the bestest thing ever! There's different ways of making it - I have a couple of recipes myself - but Mavis's sounds really wonderful! Anything with cream cheese in it is gonna be my favorite. One of my recipes uses chunky peanut butter instead of smooth, and let me tell you, it's not too shabby!

Beautiful here today. A little cool, but not cold, sun peeking in and out. I just put out critter feed, and there are birds and squirrels all over the yard. My flowers are blooming - pansies, snapdragons, a few dianthus, a few roses, cyclamen, Mexican daisies - all blooming, and everything else is either budding or poking up out of the ground, depending on what it is. I even have a beautiful royal blue iris about to open, and my fringe flower shrub is a glorious rosy show. Kinda scary, as we can get some really wicked weather in February, and everything could get frozen back. I can hardly wait for spring!

By the way - does anyone want some peppermint? I made the mistake of planting one compartment in my island flowerbed with peppermint. The first year it sat there in its little section, just a lovely emerald mound. The second year the miserable stuff popped up absolutely everywhere! There are healthy plants twelve feet away from the parent plant. I'm digging it out and giving it away, throwing it away, whatever. If you plant peppermint, be sure to put it in a pot, not in the ground. A word to the wise.....

Well, gotta run. I have to pick up some tamales from the local taqueria, and take them to a friend's house for her super bowl party. I don't care one whit about the game, but the fellowship will be fun.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33602: Which Asa are you talking about? The bank guard, or the one that Barney arrested for disturbing the peace during a checker game? I think the latter was Bascomb, and the guard was Breene> I'm not sure about either spelling, but you get the idea. --Romeena

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33603: You are right Ro...breene was the guard...have fun at your mexican super bowl party and I will take some peppermint...we are suppose to get some snow here tonight..miss sherry gets off of work at 6 and I was going over there its about 9 miles to her house but told her i may just hang out here cause of the weather....are any of yall on a football board or do yall know what im talking about?...SPOT

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33604: mavis, that pie sounds great. i think i'll try it myself. of course i'd have to force myself to eat the whole thing at one time in case there's a copyright on the reciepe don't you know. maybe you've started a trend share your favorite recipe week. spot- be there with pipes on, not bells.ha food sounds great. that pie sure sounds great. i wonder if it comes in an ice box lemon cake, i'd guess you could substtute can lemon pie filling instead of peanut butter for a change up. datona 500 soon. asa, sounds like you love peanut butter as much as i. chuck that was one of my favorite episodes, especialy we don't goosip we just disseminate information.boy, cracker barrel was slow this morning onl spot, me and a couple showed up. the overall price to feed the porch was sure light on the wallet, why the tip out cost the meal. ha. romeena- i agree , i usualy let it so i don't encourage it. asa, i wonder if fred goss gets out salsa stains? after the game i may have to send him my clothes , seefloyd for a haircut and anything that smells good, in case i get a lot of spillers over-- ha. have a great evening everyone and keep a candle a burning on the porch, an electric one. ole buckeye ps; i got sensored on the lemon instead of peanut butter, barney would say everyone's a critic. ha. i need charlotte to edit that word or i look it up. ole buckeye

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33605:
Hey Folks

Wow, does that pie sound good. We'll just have to give that a test drive.

Asa- I checked out your local sites. Very nice! Here's one that's just a few minutes from my porch. www.holidayvalley.com It has web cam and snow report. They are not quite mountains but they are some beautiful hills.

Romeena-You conducted yourself wonderfully. That's a no win situation.

It is a snowing and a blowing here now.

Asa- Your Cheerios sounded good till Mavis mentioned that pie.

Talk to ya soon,

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33606: WOW, I'm away for a couple days and the aliens arrive! One way to thank our FLOYD is to order your season 5 rightcheer at Weavers! I looked at his combos yeaterday and he is offering some out-of-print items with season 5.
FLOYD, ya gotta send romeena a pix of you in your barber outfit!
RO- thanks for posting my latest pics. Buckeye, we went up Pikes Peak when we went to my dad's WWII reunion in Sept. There is a "cog" railway that goes up daily. There are special cogs on a center track. It has 25% grades! A neat railroad, and great scenery! The one of my wife is at Royal Gorge. She is standing 1000 feet above the river!
My RR layout is about 12 ft by 7 ft, 3 tracks. Glad ya like it. Your snail mail is finally going out tomorrow buckeye. Sorry for the delay.
I watched Sermon for Today of season 4 last night. Guest preacher must be related to asa, as his last name is Breen too. "Run run run, we have forgoten the meaning of 'relaxation'!" haha how true! Yup, whoever asked a while back, Andy does talk about going to the drug store for ice cream. Maybe it was open for emergencies! ha
Asa, not sure what tour you mean?
Well, here's an oldie but goodie from this AM:
"NO Jesus, no peace; KNOW Jesus, know peace!"

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33607: Off to church, then back home for SBXL. My son is pullin' for the Seahawks, I'm pulling for the Steelers. I'm am, however somewhat of a Shaun Alexander fan.
Thanks everyone for helping me with Asa's last name. I forgot about the other Asa that Barney arrested.
"Chester Jones you're a two-faced cheatin' liar" *from the top of his lungs*
(could hear that?)

All this talk of great food is clogging my arteries.
But it does sound good.

If you'uns don't mind, I'm gonna hop back over to the porch during the game.


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33608: Hey Chuck..see ya when ya get back..MDC wish I had a train...Asa can ya toss popcorn up and catch it ...I can...hey auh2o...gona get the wings ready for half time...buckeye I will keep the electric candle burning.......ok...to the wings...SPOT

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33609: Chuck, in response to yer msg # 33596, I agree. The writers should have tried to hook up Asa and Emma. I think it would have worked! I could see those two together! Thanks, Floyd, for dealing with the interloper. I saw the posts last night, and wondered about it. People sure are odd. Is anybody else watching Season 4 right now for the first time? (the DVD) I got it in December and am just now watching it. Boy, I think more than any of the other seasons, this one has more parts that I've never seen before! It is great! I know TV land and the local networks have to skip over some parts to make it all fit, but, Shasam, they sure delete some of the best parts. I could go on and on, but, you all probably know what I am talking about if you have been watching the DVD's. Well, I'll see ya in the funny papers, ha ha,
- Hazel

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33610: Ok,Boy,am I glad the super bowl is over!As I said before,I live in Steeler Country,and,that is all that has been on the local news,is about the big game.That peanut butter pie sounds delicious,and,so do the hot wings!I've gained 10 lbs. just reading about all this good food!haha1 We got snow here tonight,not alot of accumulation,just enough to make driving tough.have to close,get the kids to bed,prayers for everyone-ky girl

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33611: Me: Hey Andy, the Steelers won!
Andy: "Looks like".


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33612: Hey ky girl, have you ever heard of the gospel group The Crabb Family from Beaver Dam KY?


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33613: Hazel, I remember seeing a few scenes myself for the first time too, but right off the bat I can't recall them.


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33614: OK whose the mayor?...STEELERS

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33615: well dont know why that posted....gleX i guess....its me SPOT

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33616: Howdy, all. Can you believe that I, who care nothing about football, went to two Super Bowl parties? One at a friend's house, then left there and went to my DIL's folks to watch the rest of the game with my kids and grandkids. Ate waaaay yonder too much, I think I'll declare a moratorium on eating for the next couple of days. My clothes are getting tight and I don't need to be packing this excess weight around. Hard on the knees, the back, the blood pressure and the self-esteem. Not to mention the diabetes. So, gotta take care of the problem.

MDC, your train layout is cool. Spot thinks so, too. Based on his comment, I wouldn't be surprised if he sets up a model, too. I think it's great that you big old grown-up guys still like to play with trains. I have a cousin who had a large collection of "army men", the little toy soldiers so popular during the 40's, the WW2 days, when he and I were kids. I'll bet he still has them, too.

Well, my Britcoms are coming on, and the Plum wants to cuddle, and that sounds like a pretty good combination. Nite, nite, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33617: Congrats Steeler fans. I didn't care who won really although I was pulling for the Seahawks I guess.

Romeena, Chuck, you got me confused with Judd. He was the feller who got in a fight with Chester Jones. I was a bank guard, a guard at Weavers, I worked the desk at the Hotel at least once, and later became a Dr. I was known as Asa Breeney, Asa Bascoumb and Doc Roberts in later episodes. Looking back, I lived a full life.:)


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33618: Spot, are you okay?? --Romeena

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33619: Well, dog my cats, Asa, you're right. You're also hilarious. It still seems to me though, that the actor who played Judd was also called Asa somewhere along the line. I can just hear Andy saying to Barney, "And don't handle Asa so rough, he's an old man!" --Romeena

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33620: That was in the episode of the bank robbery when Andy thought the robber was Barney. Did you like the slick move I put on that robber to foil his weak attempt?! LOL


February 05, 2006 - Msg 33621: Judd!! Sorry 'bout that Asa.

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33622: Asa, when you're right, you're right! --Romeena

February 05, 2006 - Msg 33623: Hi everyone,
please pray for Kai tomorrow if you would. Yep, it's that time of the 1/2 of the year again - Kai's 6 month heart checkup. It always makes me a little nervous, especially since we are going to a new Dr. and clinic. I'd much rather be going to the one we had been going to and know, but oh well.

Britcoms, Romeena? Which ones do you watch? I like Are You Being Served? and the spin-off Are You Being Served? Again! the most. But I also liked Fawlty Towers and one called Good Neighbors. Any of those ring a bell?

Have a nice night everyone.
-Sterling Holobyte

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33624: Breakfast on Chuck.............sleepey SPOT

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33625: Morning dears
Prayers for Kai and family that all is well.

Thanks for breakfast Chuck. I don't know what your cooking, but having seen your golf swing, I know whatever it is it will be "sliced" up good.:)

Romeena, I noticed my clothes are fitting a little tight also. I guess I need to look at my dryer. I'm sure it's drying things to long and shrinking them. Stupid dryer! Thats the third time this past year it's done that.

MDC, I was thinking the PGA tour was in your fair city this past weekend. Was I thinking wrong? It has happened before. BTW, the train set is way cool.

Hope everyone has a safe and peacful Monday.


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33626:
Morning Folks

Hey Spot

As Jim Varney would have said, "Golly Bob howdy is it snowing." We got about a foot last night with another foot expected today.

Chuck-Looks like you been volunteered to make the donuts.

Have a good day

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33627:
Hey Asa, didn't see ya there.

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33628: auh20, just checked out the website you posted.
Looks pretty cool.


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33629: Morning gang...thanks Chuck...sausage and eggs were good, over med...like mine runny.sop them up with my toast...hey auh2o and asa..Snowing auh2o?...gona be a dumb dog and ask what part of the porch ur from....SPOT

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33630:
Hey again

Since we're snowed in here I think I'll play on the 'puter for a while.

Hey spot-my porch is in Western New York, along Lake Erie, about 3 hours north of Pittsburgh and an 1 hour south of Buffalo.

Asa-Glad you liked the site. Two of our local skiers are going to the Olympics.


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33631: good morning porchsters, good morning captain. shall we wake grandfather clock up? now bunny rabbit, i've already given you carrots today. congrats to steelers fans. mayberry quote; otis; go out rte 22 pastwainsboro, nedville, thorndike, hobson;;; barney; a little slower please;;; otis; through virginia, pennsylvania. ohio;;; barney; he's making for canada otis[[[ back thru west virginia, ky, tenn, into mayberry on rte 10 on elm street to 411 elm. i think someone spiked my cheerieo's this morning. have a great week porchsters. ole buckeye

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33632: auh20- that's pretty country, i hope your not snowed in too long. spot- i thank chuck for the great breakfast , i ate to much oh flop flop fizz fizz you can quess the rest. spot- are you the new mayor? the first dog mayor we've ever had. wow. prayers for kai and family. asa i usually answer from last posted msg to my last post so if prayers are out of sequence folks will know i'm backing up. ha. sterling; i know how you feel, we have a grandaughter who will be 16 this june. during her first two years of life she has had 3 heart operations. her parents have always been determined she could do the activies she wanted to even if it ws a short one. she has been a cheerleader, she has to go to the doctor from time to time and runs out of energy but is living a popular full life and i pray kai will do the same. ole buckeye

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33633: So much chit-chat on the porch. . .but I'm not like Lydia, I like chit-chat!

We are up to 20 babies (had 21 until a momma doe slept on her baby - it happens). I had the beautiful flu bug on Saturday and still managed to mid-wife two pretty little does into the world. One is mahogany in color - almost looks like a little chow puppy with all the fur she has and the the other is front half black and the back half white (should she be called Half 'n half?)

Boys had ballgames on Saturday and my oldest scored his first two points! Yay!

Didn't care about the superbowl - no colts or bengals - sorry - just was up to it!

Take care -


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33634: Good morning, all. Sterling, I like all the ones you mentioned, and several others - "Keeping Up Appearances", (isn't Hyacinth just awful?) and I used to particularly like "To the Manor Born", but haven't seen it in a long time. "Open All Hours" is another that's funny, with Ronnie Barker doing his stuttering thing. "Allo, Allo" is funny, too. It all began for me about thirty years ago with a delightful series called "No, Honestly!" Very funny, those Britcoms. It takes a little while to get on their wavelength and appreciate their humor, but I love them. Prayers for little Kai, and for you, as you go through all this with her.

Snowed in, auh20? I can't imagine. My grass is green, my flowers are blooming, birds are playing in the birdbath and trying to figure out how to drink from the umbrella fountain. It can get cold here, and probably will, and will freeze everything, but it'll come back. If it doesn't freeze hard, we'll just continue this very early Spring and enjoy a much longer blooming season for everything. I've got some pansies right now that are just spectacular. Seems like every year somebody develops a new variety, and I just love them.

Still, I have to confess. As much as I enjoy our early spring and all the flowers, it would be a lot of fun to have a generous snowfall once in a while. The kids would love it, and it's so beautiful. Of course, there would be carnage on the roads, as the road crews are poorly-equipped to handle the conditions, and no one around here knows how to drive on snow or ice. I lived in Missouri long enough to learn that the best way to drive on ice, is don't.

Well, off I go. I've run out of clothes, so guess I'd better do some laundry. I hope Barney doesn't come by and "borrow" one of my outfits! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33635: homemaker, how about "Oreo" for the little kid? Not terribly original, but it fits. You should post some photos of that group of babies. Nothing cuter than a baby goat! Or more full of mischief.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33636: homemaker, keep them kids a coming. good morning romeena., just send your laundry over to fred's. then you can have more fun. ha. WHAT DO YOU SAY LET'S MAKE SPOT AND THE PLUM AS CO- MAYORS FOR 06? goober- i know what you mean about snow, what a difference a week makes, ugh? got to start getting ready for the pipeshow in saint louis this coming saturday. i was going to the chicago pipe show this year also but probably have to go to ky. ky girl, i wrote ernest, last night. have a great week. ole buckeye

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33637: Hope everyone enjoyed breakfast. It was my pleasure!
Sterling, I hope all is well with Kai. I've had some heart work done myself, but not at that young age. Kai sounds like a trooper!
Hey Ole Buckeye, have you got a rabbit? We have one, and her name is Trixie. Family pet, and a spoiled one at that. Tame and white.
Romeena, I just saw Andy and Barney stop close to your back porch. Must be puttin' your laundry up for you. hmmm.
Asa, seriously what kind of golfer are you? What do you play with?
Me? I just started playing 5 months ago, so I promise you my game is NOT impressive. But like I said, I sure have fun trying. I'm playing with a set of Golden Bear that I got off ebay. I usually double bogey every hole, par 3's included. Don't know why.

Romeena, Oreo sounds good to me!


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33638: Mornin" Prayers for Kai!! Sterling, Please let us know how the check up goes. I have an enlarged heart and have to watch some activity, but for the most part, do everything fine. (I tell my wife that I am just "big hearted" ha) Pappabear- envelope is in the mail. Also, about your comment awhile back about guessing what we looked like etc, they say that is why old radio shows like Lone Ranger, The Shadow, etc were good because the characters were in each listeners imagination!
Asa- yes, the Phoenix FBR Open was here this past week. Record attendance!
HM- Congrats again! Wow, yes indeed, let's eee em.
Forgot to tell you that my train pics are BW because they were taken for a magazine contest, and BW makes it look more "realistic". (It's not that I'm totally stuck in Mayberry pre- 65 ! haha
Spot would be a fine mayor. BTW spot, my train layout ended up to be about a $500 investment. We have a neat store here called Roy's Train World where I spent a bit o time on weekends. Wifey says at least i'm not in the bars, haha
Buckeye, let's see yours. Love your Capt Kangaroo impression!
Hazel- Yes, lots of neat senes in season 4. Also glad that the previews are on a separate menu!! Season three ya gotta watch them all, I cant even get them to fast forward.
Anyone got any interesting Valentine stories (that you can share that is, ha)
Have a good day!

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33639:
Hello porch...Good to be back....Had a great weekend of services....But it was cold in north Ga.....Had a little snow on top of the mountains.

Chuck..Never thought about the drug store being open on Sunday but since you mentioned it you're right.

As I travel I love to read church signs. Driving through the night to get home this morning I saw a one that read:
CHURCH - A hospital for sinners; not a museum for saints.


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33640:
Hey again, again

Is there a prize for most visits in one day?

Hey- ole buckeye!

Sterling-Will be thinking and praying for you and Kai.

Romeena-You do paint a nice picture. It sounds beautiful. I love spring more than any other season, something about the renewal of it I think. It's not quite like the Overlook in "The Shinning" here but we sure are rural and I love it. One thing about these "lake effect" snow storms, as Asa knows, it can look like Ice Station Zebra one minute and the next the sun will be shinning. Shinning twice in one post, hmm. I guess that's 3 times.

MDC-I love checking out one of your local papers web sites this time of year, The Arizona Republic. It has great baseball coverage, 9 days pitchers and catchers report.

Rev- I am sure you've seen this one but the United Methodist Church, next town over, had a sign a few weeks back that read, "What's missing CHCH? UR"


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33641: Good afternoon, all. I hope that you had a great weekend. We did. Not much time to chit chat today; I am going through our annual audit here at work (the fun never ends!).

Have a blessed day.


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33642: Hey to Me-they, auh20, Rev and others
AUh2O, you can get the same coverage in our more conservative paper, The East Valley Tribune. You might want to give it gander.
Believe it or not, the other one you mentioned used to be called The Arizona Republican, but when it's accomplihed owner and publisher, Eugene Pulliam died, it was bought by, let's say, quite a outfit! ha
Forgot to mention a few things from the album:
Chuck- that's a lot of lip gloss! haha
MDeputy- that is Dale E on the shirt, right?
RO- In the shot out your window, where the squirrel is looking in (Computer screen in corner) where abouts was your "leaning pole?" Just curious.
From the Gold Truck ep:
Barney: I'm the deputy you know, any business of the sheriff's is the business of mine.
Treasury Agent: We'll wait.
Opie: Hey Barney, where's pa?
Barney: I dont know, I'm just runnin' the waitin' room!

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33643: chuck- i had about 150 dutch rabbits for about 3 years. i liked the chocolate dutch.with incresing health problems i couldn'tkeep up and got rid of them to show rabbit raiser, mdc- i agree the radio idea was great, remember listening to a radio ran off a car battery, had to not over use battery or car wouldn't start. i loved your rail road, mine is in my converted garage workshop also. rev- a great sign. how do you pick which chruches you go to? me- they sounds like a fun week for you. anyone want to vote for spot and plum as co- mayors for 06? that could be fun, don't you think? where's mavis, charlotte tucker, tom, the rest of our porchsters? slidding on out of here. ole buckeye

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33644: I just got my "Make Room For Daddy" season FIVE in today from Ebay.
I really like TAGS pilot episode on there. Very fun to watch.
Mr. Drucker from Green Acres is the town drunk in the pilot, and if I remember correctly, he's also a town drunk in another town near Mayberry in one of the episodes (from season five?).

"That'll be $100 and 10 days in jail"

Ole Buckeye, we only have one, and she is precious to our family. We think she loves us. She loves to be petted, and licks our hand like a dog.


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33645:
Buckeye- we got a new post-er at the Rifleman site! Chewin' Charlie.
CHUCK, is that you by any chance?
Anyone remember those old cartoons that were kinda like short funny 'documentaries'. I recall one that was doing a "tour" of a farmyard and they came to the rabbits and the narrator said, "yes, they are always multiplying," and then there would be a close up of the rabbits with heads together and you heard them "9 times 9 is 81" etc. Those were always cute and funny.
Buckeye, which old radio shows do your remember?
In my very early years I remember my mom like Aunt Bee, listening to the radio soaps with lots of organ music, brought to you by Oxydol... ha "meanwhile..."
Back to work.

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33646: MDC, it's not me.


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33647: I'm rightcheer Buckeye been workin today. Work never stops for us puppy groomers, lots of dirty dogs out there. auh20 you can keep the snow, the little bit we got was enough for me. Here are my links for my town, of course everyone knows the biggest attraction here BMS

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33648: Our other lesser known town brag is BC MA. I meant to tell ya'll I found the best Bonanza place yesterday! They have a message board there & LOTS of cool things. Bonanza is another fav. of mine.

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33649: Hey...I read in the mayberry after dark section that Andy and Barney were seen at Ro's house...takin her clothes off the line...and Ro was there streakin through the house...

Not that i'm a gossiper, I don't repeat tales...just make sure you hear it the first time I say it.


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33650: Just sent you some more pics Ro

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33651: Goober shame on you...spreadin' tales! (was Ro at the elixer again?) teehee

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33652:
Streak (n)(latin:streakum)1)The lost art form, circa 1974, consisting of one very strange person, only in tennis shoes, carrying a bundle under one arm, running across fields, down streets, or thru buildings at top speed. 2) Song depicting said person.

(Only from an old English teacher! haha)

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33653: Hey gang....been busy here at the old dog house cleaning the basement....gona read the mail ok....tonight its oven roast and little red taters and green beans and okra and rolls...will some one make some slaw...hey goober and mavis and Ro,buckeye,boo,auh2o,chuck,Rev...Ro Im gona get you some lake pics of miss sherry and I and the kids camping....soon ...SPOT

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33654: MDC..They need to add your definition to the webster ."boogada boogada here comes the streak "
hope everyone had a great weekend

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33655: Chuck, did anyone answer your question about the mascot? I can sing the whole Mayberry Union High fight song, but dont know the mascot! Weird huh!?
Hope all is well with you all. Lot of activity here lately! That's good! Well,More later down the road,
Fred Goss (AKA Hodie Snitch II)

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33656: ro- the snail showed up today half frozen. i'll fix him up and send pictures tommorow. he says he'd be happy to be back home. mayberry deputy, daytona 500 around the corner. spot- food, i'm on my way, thanks. mdc- cool words. goober- barney was seen snatching clothes off the line, wasn't he? snow, snow and cold our end of the porch? chuck, they sure are fun and loving critters. mavis, good to see you. i;kk check out your sites. i'm a big gunsmoke fan . i like festus, old doc going at it. still looking for a good gunsmoke site, i've seen a couple but no interaction type. mdc- yeah, i said hi to chewin charlie earlier thanks. i got ro's snail today so yours will be freezing in soon. i'll warm the snail up and send him back where he's warmer. have a great night. ole buckeye

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33657: Hi, all. Mavis, I just posted your new pics. Yours, too, auh2o. Mercy, that is some snowfall! I'll be looking for more pictures from the rest of you.

MDC, to answer your question about the pole, it can be seen in the other picture of the squirrel at the window. It's looming over the little arbor at the back of the yard, but because of the angle - it's leaning toward the camera - it's hard to tell that it's not straight. Also, when that picture was taken, about two years ago, it was only about two feet out of plumb. It made it to about eight feet out of plumb before they finally replaced it. It was just on the verge of falling down, not much holding it but the wires. That picture looks funny to me now, because the landscaping has matured so much since then. The eleagnes shrubs on the fence are now about four feet wide and have to be trimmed at the topline so they don't extend beyond the fence, and the nandinas beside the arbor are over four feet high and very thick and pretty, loaded with berries right now. Also, there's a huge boulder, shaped like a chaise lounge, on the window side of the rose bed now. Very unique.

Rev, a few months after my husband passed away, in 1996, I saw a church sign that helped me a little. I cried several times a day for about two years, so you'll understand why this sign was special. It read, "Tears are a language that God understands." I've never forgotten that.

Well, gotta get ready to go to work. Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33658: Hey Buckeye if you find a Gunsmoke site let me know, I love the old westerns! Love Louis L'Amour books too. Here is the link to the Bonanza site for those that are interested. Off to bathe some more of my own dogs, so busy doing other people's don't hardly have time to do my own. Be back in a bit.

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33659: I shudder to think what I just revealed about myself

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33660: teehee

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33661: Ro thanks for putting all those pics up for us to enjoy. Man auh20, don't guess you'll be grillin anytime in the next day or 2, huh? Guess we better head on over to Chuck's house for grillin tomorrow then. That pic of me & Jake in the album was taken a year ago, that "baby" boy of mine is bigger (taller) now! He's still my baby tho. One more dog to bathe & then time for MY bath.

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33662: auh2o SNOW!..{rimes]...good pics get them in to Ro yall MDC that train set is SO cool....told yall miss sherry and I are going to chatanoga teen thu till sat ...some of yall ought to mosie down there for a spell .....well Kelsey my daughter {7} was in a play at school tonight about "Glad to be an American"...pretty neat ....full house there even though its raining...well let me get my stuff together for the next 2 work days back in a bit...good pic Mavis..well Andy coming on now on tv land ...got to go...SPOT

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33663: Hey Ya'll, watchin the ep now about the bargain side of beef...that's what you get for not goin to see Mr Foley...

Ro..I was clearly mistaken about what I read...what it actaully said was Andy and Barn were seen talking by the clothes line...and you were trying to get a streak off the window. Don't know how I messed that up...



February 06, 2006 - Msg 33664: And it was Opie that was the naked savage..it's all making sense to me now...


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33665: Goober "JUST CALL THE MAN,,JUST CALL THE MAN"..good ept...hope the misses is doing fine ..hey me-they...asa,..I signed up to be a helper dad at field day at Kelseys school...just love to help out...also signed up to help build the new rec. area...we start in april...well only one thing ya can do is "CALL THE MAN"....hee hee SPOT

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33666: Now let me see, did Romeena streak or was it Opie the naked savage?...hee hee......SPOT

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33667: I think it was Opie..RO was working on cleaning the winders...


February 06, 2006 - Msg 33668: Finally finished washing everybody, me included & boy am I tired! Just checking back like I promised.
Aunt Bee~Opie, you haven't finished your milk, we can't put it back in the cow you know.

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33669: Hey Mavis and Goober...you streaking Ro too....!!..well got to get ready for bed, work the day shift the next 2 days at the old power company...gosh im looking foward to miss sherry and my trip thu of this week to chatanooga tenn...just a spur of the moment trip!...whats there to do there?...its only about an hour and a half from the dog house ....well ...goober its gona be breakfast on you at your house .....what we having?....SPOT

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33670: Yall like good times!...well just checking in ...Romeena how did your super bowl party go [mexican]food....whats happining is coming on now , will watch that in the bed ....night yall ....Goober What time for breakfast?...I go to work in the morning...SPOT

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33671: Wow what a good web site Mavis for Bonanza....gosh I love it...thanks...SPOT

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33672: well im gone to bed ...goober"s gona {hope] have breakfast since I got to get up early....SPOT

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33673:
Good seeing you all on the porch tonight. Sure am glad we have a heater on the porch though. Everybody scoot your chair up close to the fire.

Just got in from a basketball game at my daughter's college. (We won) It is so messy outside tonight here in SC. So far it's not freezing though.

Ole buckeye...You ask how I pick the churches that I go to...well most of my tours are set up from year to year in the same areas. As for new churches, they contact us and we just set up a date when we are going to be near that area. We can usually work dates in.

Ro...That sign is so true. Thank you so much for sharing it with me. I've never seen that one. I may use it on my monthly e-newsletter.

And yes auh2o...I've used that one before. It's a good one also.

Praying for you all!

February 06, 2006 - Msg 33674: I told ya it was a good Bonanza place Spot but I'm still waiting on a good Gunsmoke one now. I'm off to bed myself.

February 07, 2006 - Msg 33675: Thanks for all the prayers, all of you. They mean so much to me. And I am sure they all helped.
Kai came through with flying colors. The doctor even said that she doesn't think Kai would have to be re-checked for about 8 months, although some of that was because she said the couple of months before then are terrible there with school physicals and all, but she did also say that Kai's velocity(of blood through the valves) was only slightly higher than her last checkup - a very, very minute change in fact. So she felt confident to schedule her next appointment in Oct. So we continue to have good news where that is concerned. Thank God!
Yes, Chuck, Kai is a little trooper! I think I have told this story before but you are new so I can tell it again.:) Kai had a heart catheter procedure when she was 6 or 7 months old. The doctors had given us plenty of warning that she might be groggy afterward and figety and ornery, so we were kind of concerned as to how she would react and especially how much pain she would be in.
Well - and I remember this like it was yesterday and I always will - we noticed Kai waking up from the anesthetic so I took her little hand and leaned over the bars(on the bed). She opened her beautiful eyes and looked at me with just the prettiest, sweetest smile I had ever seen. It was then that I knew that she was going to be ok, and she was. She wasn't ornery or anything and it was like nothing happened.
Btw Chuck, I don't believe I have said "Hey" to you, so Hey! :) Glad to have you on the porch! This is a fine place to be.

-Sterling Holobyte

February 07, 2006 - Msg 33676: Sterling, Kai sounds like a special individual!
And it's nice to meet you, too. I'm havin' fun here. Just rockin' away while listening to the Darlings (not Starlings) down the street playing their stringed instruments.

Can't wait to get my first copy of Mayberry Afterdark!


February 07, 2006 - Msg 33677: Hey Fred Goss/Hodie Snitch, I never did get the answer on Mayberry's Mascot. I asked the question trivia style by accident. I don't know the answer myself, but would like to. Speaking of mascots, our local high school (of which I have to daughters attending)won the state championship in class AAAA Football this past season. Only the second time in school history, and our quarterback received a full scholarship to play for the Miami Hurricanes. He was our FIRST D1 recruit.
Everytime I spell receive, I think of this line: Andy: "I before E except after c, and e before n in chicken". Chuck

February 07, 2006 - Msg 33678: chuck, congrats on your daughters high school. i think the reason no one answered the mascot question cause we don't remember? was it the cougers. sterling, praise the lord dear kai's alright. rev- if you wanted to e- mail someone so you can let is know how to book or your schedule, that would be a treat. mavis, there is no great gunsmoke sites, you can go to gunsmoke. net. gunsmoke is at targets on dvd set for 29.99 . RO- THE SNAIL IS BETTER THIS MORNING ANDPICS GOING OUT TIS AFTERNOON. spot, take care and don't work to hard. ole buckeye

February 07, 2006 - Msg 33679: mavis-- just tried something on a hunch and hit paydirt, this is big;;; gunsmoke- the web site and came up with 4 pages of choices. ole buckeye

February 07, 2006 - Msg 33680: Morning porch. My goodness you all been talking and talking and talking. It's good to hear.

Spot, y'all be careful on your little trip. It's only and hour and a half drive, but they say most accidents happen within 5 miles of home. I didn't know that. Have you considered moving to a safer area? LOL

Mavis, so you're a Bonanza fan huh? Do you post over there? Under what name? Last week when I was in Vegas I was talking to a feller from the Carson city area. I told him that I wanted to visit the area again someday and go visit the Ponderosa. There is a resort type place there that takes off on the show. I should say there was one. He sadly informed me it had been sold, leveled, and turned into a housing development. Sad huh?

Chuck, I have been golfing for over 20 years now. Didn't pick up a club till I was 21 and fell in love with it. I'm not great, but I have fun. I wish I had more time to get out, but just got to many other things going on. Maybe some day when I retire I can.
Romeena, do you work nights all the time, or do your shifts bounce around some? I was reading about Mike Holmgren's wife (he is the Seahawks head coach) and about how his wife and daughter this week are in the Congo on a medical mission. His wife had done it many years ago and wanted to go again, with their daughter who is a Doctor. Anyway it got me thinking of you. Her description of the Congon's sounded much like your's of the Mongolian's. Very poor, very humble, but happy and friendly.

Glad Kai is doing well Sterling. I know that is such a worry.

Hey Rev, what's the sermon on Sundat going to be on? Sin? Well, you can't say enough about that. That reminds me of a dialouge between Archie Bunker and his wife Edith. She had just come home from preaching. It went something like this.
Edith: Oh Archie, I wish you'd have come with me to church this morning. It was wonderful
Archie: Oh yea? So what did the Rev. Fletcher have to say?
Edith: Feltcher
Archie: Whatever!
Edith: It was all about sin.
Archie: Oh yea? What side was the Rev. on?
Oh that Archie was a bird.
Have a great day everyone.


February 07, 2006 - Msg 33681: Hey to everyone! I'll try to stop back later for some conversatin'. But in the meantime, people, please, try to keep your clothes on! All this streaking talk--we're gonna become a regular "Sin Town!"


February 07, 2006 - Msg 33682: "Oh, it's nothing. Just Aunt Bee and Opie goin' down the street pullin' a coaster wagon with a pack of yapping dogs."


February 07, 2006 - Msg 33683: Good morning, everyone. Just got home from work, and am beat to the socks. I had six patients, and four were fine, the other two I'd like to have put in a baggie and put them out on the curb. I declare, I think they must have a book, "1001 Ways to Annoy Nurses." Well, it's over now, and I'm going to eat a bite and go to bed.

Goober, you're a mess! Streaking! Me! Humph! The very idea. Shame on you! Bad Goober! Baa-aad Goober!

Asa, I always work nights, but I only work two nights a week, so it's not bad, but even so, they sure do seem to roll around right often!

Sterling, that's good news about Kai. One of these days she'll be running around all healthy and you won't even remember when she had problems.

Buckeye, I'll be watching for the snail, and snag your pictures as he slides on by. Thanks for sending them.

I received a beautiful valentine from Tom yesterday. No handwritten message, just a lovely card and his signature. Very sweet of him, and now we know he's okay, just not posting.

Well, my bed calls. Have a lovely day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena