February 14, 2006 - Msg 33919: "It was your heart, talkin' to mine."
- Briscoe Darling (to Aunt Bee)

- (quote, brought to you by Hazel)

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33920: Oh, fer crying out loud. I didn't mean to sweep with that post. If I'd a knowd I was going to sweep, I would have said something more like this: I come before you a humble woman, full of humbleness and humility..."

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33921: Hey gang...got to go read the other page!good brush of the porch Hazel!...got the dust pan for ya!...will be back ...SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33922: they all have hard centers..hey possum,Romeena,Goober my buddy.....SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33923: I knew that Burma Shave quote, buckeye. It's a good 'un. We're supposed to be gettin' some nasty weather tomorrow night, aren't we?
Charlotte Tucker

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33924:
Hey Romeena, little plum will soon be a tags afficianato with that TV going 12 hours! haha
Possum, Yup Leonard Blush!!! haha that was me.
Hmm, let's see, yes i do believe that you are the first possum to accept roses from me! ha
Buckeye, the snail stops at the AZ border and a lizard takes over. No rain in 119 days. We may all be buying camels soon! ha
Well, back to my honey, (or is it dear?), before I get another plate thrown at me! ha I may have to escape in that 62 chevy!
Cheney's in town ...DUCK! haha Sorry couldnt resist and I lean his way!

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33925: CT nasty weather?...bad?...hey MDC..[crash] was that a plate?..Romeena whee ae you?..working?..Chuck where are you?..Goober what did ya get the misses?...well back to TV land and sanford and son...SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33926: Well where are yall at?....I work the evening shift tomorrow [2 to 10]...Ro you at work?..buckeye are ya there?ky?..all the lost ones..quite sam,fg,salty dog,county nurse,possum[ever now and agan] Boo..[building a house],OK girl,..well snack will be cheese and crackers[the sliced up sharp stuff]...back in a bit ..Chuck where are you?....SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33927: Well guess the whole porch are rocking and asleep....SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33928: Yes, time to turn in, Spot. Ya'll have a good rest on the ironing board.

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33929: night CT...SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33930: Chuck where are ya?...Goober?...Romeena ya at work?..Charlotte...breakfast is on U..I would like my eggs over med.,hashbrowns,bisquits-an-gravy,grits...SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33931: Hey everybody,it is still cold on my end of the porch,but,it is supposed to be warmer tomorrow.Chuck,I've never heard of the crabb family,I would like to hear them though,is there a way i could order some of thier cd's or videos?I have an uncle and aunt who live in Beaver Dam,but,i only hear from them about once a year,so,I don't know if they have heard of them or not.Homemaker,so sorry to hear about bandit,I know how it hurts to lose a pet.Goober,I'd never heard that rainbow bridge poem,thanks for sharing it,it is so beautiful.Thanks MDc for those roses,and,Tom for the thoughtful poem.What is curling?Do you do that on a surfboard,or a snowboard,or a skateboard or what?It just sounds like something that requires some kind of "board".Hey ,wasn't that something about Dick Cheney?I'm with MDC,Duck!haha!Gotta close,it's time for me to hit the hay.take care everyone,talk to you later-ky girl

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33932: I forgot,i wanted to share an unusual site I saw in my yard a couple of mornings ago.I knew there was some kind of critter eating the seed i put out for the birds,I usually put it on the tops of the railing that runs along my back porch.At 5am,i saw a muskrat hiding under my porch,waiting for the neighbors cat to leave,so it could sneak up and eat the seed.With the snow on the ground,you could see the path he took to come from the creek at the edge of my backyard,to the porch.I never would have guessed it if i hadn't seen it.My husband knew what it was,I had no idea what i was seeing.Well,gotta go-ky girl

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33933: ky girl, they are a very talented group. You can get their CD's at any christian bookstore, and Walmart carries them as well. http://www.TheCrabbFamily.com
Spot, I've been workin' real hard! Sure feels good to kick my feet back here on the porch, though. Should've been doin' this all night!!
Poor ole Dick Cheney.
Asa, we had some really nice golf weather yesterday, but I didn't get to go. :(
I'm gonna hop back on the porch later today.
I'm hittin' the hay!

BTW, has everyone gotten season FIVE yet? I picked it up yesterday.

*too tired for a TAGS quote*


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33934: great sweep hazel, so good to see you, for your great sweep you win a shiny new bullet from barney's personal collection. mdc, the snail is on it's way , it might need heat exhaustion treatment after leaving the midwest. ha. mdc, i hear camels are low maintence anyway. are lizards directionaly smart or do they stop often for directions? charlotte tucker, i hope your enjoying these few great days, goober says this weekend will be a bit chilly. spot a good one, charlotte tucker is buying breakfast. and hazel can you catch supper for us? ky girl, your cooking and great ability to set a great table has gotten around the animal kingdom. isn't curling what ladies do to their hair? i hope everyone had a great valentines day. buckeye

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33935: you get a free trip to mars for only 300 empty cans of burma shave. (or a thousand buckeyes) ha. prayers for all in need. buckeye

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33936: Mornin' Y'all! Ok,I've gotta put my jabs in at Cheney too: They finally found weapons of mass destruction- Cheney's got 'em! Although the situation isn't funny at all when you think about it,I had to laugh when I heard that line from Letterman.Sure hope Mr. Harry (the guy Cheney shot) will be okay.
Y'all have a good day!
possum under a rock
P.S. For everyone who chipped their teeth on the Valentine's candy I left,y'all make sure you head off to a good dentist. Don't go to the one that Tilly (The Beaver) went to or you'll end up with long teeth!

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33937: Morning porch.
KY Girl, Curling is kind of like shuffleboard on ice almost. The "pitcher" (don't know what elese to call him" shoves this big akward lookig thing down the ice, while two folks on either side of it sweep the ice with brooms which I guees controls the speed of the thing and they try and get it to land in some kind of circle. It's really odd. Why it's an Olympic event is beyond me. I'm sure it takes talent and all, but the Olympics?

Boy Chuck, We had just melted off enough snow here that it looked like I may get to go this weekend, and I wake up to 4 fresh inches on the ground this morning, and they are calling for another 4 today. (big sigh) At least it being Feb. means it won't hang around to long, I hope.

Nice sweeping Hazel. I always did say you second to none with a broom in your hand.

You were right Romeena. Them dozen roses delivered at her work was a BIG SUCCESS! :)

Spot, whats for lunch? The diner is having that boiled cabbage and that just lays and lays and lays on my chest!


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33938: I decided to cook breakfast. Spot, here's your eggs over med.,hashbrowns,bisquits-an-gravy,grits. And I think I'll throw on some bacon and French toast. Eat up everbody. Asa, my breakfast should sit better with ya than that boiled cabbage at the diner. Now I don't want to start a moulage amongst the curling fans, but to me watching curling is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Our TV's on the blink and if we turn if off it gets all messed up. So we leave it on all the time on mute. Seems like every time I've walked through the room lately that there big bullseye is a starin' back at me. Did anyone see the dog show? Which ones did ya pick? I liked the English sheep dog.
Charlotte Tucker

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33939: I watched the dog show, and how anyone could have chosen that waddling, goggle-eyed haystack - the Pekingese - over that gorgeous little Maltese is beyond me! No offense to Pekingese lovers, they're cute, but honestly now! I guess we all have our favorites, and since the Plum is a Maltese, I suppose I'm a bit prejudiced. Ya gotta admit, though, the Maltese was one classy-looking little dog.

Just got home from work, played my phone messages, and heard the sweetest little voice lisping out "Happy Valentine's Day, Nonnie." My grandson. So precious.

I'm beat! Going to bed. See you folks later on. Have a blessed day. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33940: Good morning, Porch! Hey to CT, ASA, POSSUM and anyone else hanging around on the porch this morning. Have a good rest, ROMEENA. You might just see my wife in dreamland. She worked last night and is going back tonight, too.

Hope everyone is doing f-i-n-e. It is a beautiful day on this end of the porch. Sorry I missed you all at breakfast this morning.

From my desk calendar for today: "Socrates, having beeing found guilty of impiety and corrupting youth, jokingly suggests his punishment should be free meals at the Prytaneum. He gets free hemlock, instead. (399 BC)." Now that's almost as bad as those eggs Andy fixed Opie when Aunt Bee had that cooking show!

"Well, if you got something to say, say it!"--Barney

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33941: Mornin to the PORCH...hope everyone had a good V-day.

On the Cheney note...I am without a doubt a right winger, no question. So I don't feel bad at all about what I'm going to say...aside from the obvious concern for his friend...that was one of the funniest (in a sick way, of course) things I've heard. Now...it happens all the time in the world of hunting...but this being the VP, sure makes for some funny one liners. :-)

Spot...I went with the IPOD for Mrs Goober...and it was a hit, let me tell you! :-)

buckeye...yep...gonna be cold this weekend. Yesterday I got the motorcycle out and took a ride...this weekend I'll be riding the snow blower.

Only 33 more days till spring....


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33942: Well - I surprized my fellas with country style BBQ ribs last nite. They was yummy for your tummy. A nice Heart day dinner!

Then my littlest one brought home Valentines he had made and one was for Bandit. I just about cried. He had made it last week for him and it looked like a dog.

Our goat count is up to 25 babies. I have two bottle babies (one is named Peanut, and the other is a just Big Boy or George or "if you want your bottle you better come and get it!"). They are really cute and ornery. (I could call that one Asa :))

I will talk to ya'll later -


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33943: Hello Goober - have you heard Mr. Limbaugh's take on ol' Mr. Cheney. . .it is great!


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33944:
Morning Folks

Just a quick hey again.


Can't wait to sit and have a soda (hold the Ice-cream, well, maybe don't hold it, just don't put it in the glass).


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33945:
Morning Porch!
KY girl, yup, Asa said it pretty well, curling is like shuffleboard on ice. The big round flat thing that they send across the ice is called a stone, not to be confused with "stoned" which most people feel like after watching it for a while! LOL
If ya REALLY want to see more you can go to www.curlingbasics.com
Wayne Gretzky wont even bet on it! haha I'm sure you have heard of our big betting scandal here!
"Poor Bode Miller!" So much hype over this guy and he does nothing. I think it is kinda cool that the 'unknown' Ted Ligety got gold! Now maybe those stupid Miller comercials will be pulled.
Asa and Goober, being a man, I may be reading too much into your comments, but it sure sounds like you both had a GREAT evening! ha
Buckeye, the lizards were hard to train, but the Westminister school does wonders wth them little critters! ha (Ya gonna show me your model train sometime?)
KY- did you take a Moulage of the the muskrat tracks? heehee
OK, I better get to work!
have a good one,

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33946: Hey to HM and AUh20- mdc (great for text messaging! ha

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33947: SEASON 5!!! Yippie!

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33948:
Buckeye, Romeena, Mrs Wiley and mayybe a few others, Do you remember a cereal called "Ruskets"??
It was wheat flakes that were formed into a "buscuit" that we would usually break in two and pour milk over it? Not sure why i thought of them today, but why ANYTHING pops into this ole head of mine is a wonder most of the time! ha

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33949: Hello again.
Hi Doll, not the fun girl, but the OK girl here passing through Mayberry today. Hope you all had a good Valentine's Day. I think I saw Andy and Helen kissing in the jewelry store!! teehee
Y'All have a good day,
Oklahoma Girl

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33950: GOSSIP!


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33951: "I think it would be great for Opie having "H" for a "M"."
"See you in 8 bells"


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33952:
Barn: Floyd, you put down $3.50, but ya only gave me $2 !
Floyd: I know, Andy owes me a dollar-fifty for a haircut.

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33953: oops, thats me, MDC

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33954: Andy and Helen kissing in the jewelry store? You know what this means?


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33955: Good deal Goober..IPOD..hum..thanks for the breakfast CT...I will have supper in just a bit..hey possum,buckeye,Mr.Asa,MT,...well at work now...let me earn a living...SPOT

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33956: Yes'sir, he kissed her square on the mouth!

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33957: That's from me, Oklahoma Girl

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33958: Trivial triviality of the day: Remember the episode where Malcolm Merriweather talks about making "bubble and squeak?" I learned today that it is potatoes fried with cabbage. (Usually, it is cooked as a way of using up leftover potatoes.) It sounds pretty good, and I may try and cook some. I'm even thinking of throwing in a little bacon with it (hey, it can't hurt, right?). So if you hear the dinner bell clankin' and want some, scoot on over to my side of the porch.


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33959: Paraphrased
Opie: Pa, how come Aunt Bee's cryin'?
Andy: I dont know. You do anything to upset her?
Opie: No nothin pa. Made my bed, did all my homework.
Andy: Well, it's how women are. Maybe she read somethin' or heard somethin' on the radio and it brought back a long lost memory. They can be a little peculiar like that you know.
Opie: huh
(enter Aunt Bee holding end of apron to her eye)

brought to u by a little peculiar
Oklahoma Girl

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33960: Good to see you Auh2O. Howdy to Oklahoma Girl and Me-They, Spot, Goob, Asa, MDC, Chuck, and well everybody.
Charlotte Tucker

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33961: so curling isn't an iron a lady uses to fix her hair? it's actualy when i fall while ice skating? goober and charlotte tucker, we'd better get theblankets out and throw an extra log or two on the fire this weekend. what's for supper and where? i'm hungry, wasted away to nothing can't you tell? ha. buckeye

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33962: Evening Porch! Boy what a busy 2 days I have had! finally get to settle down some tonight. I did watch the dog show (of course) & was SO HAPPY to see Rufus~the Colored Bull Terrier win. Of course, since Feather is a Bull Terrier, I might be a bit biased! Ro I agree, they need to retire that little Peke, he has been out on the circuit for a few years now. I did like the Pug that won the group tho, he was beautiful. Well, I know this wasn't tags, but I just couldn't help it. Off to read the archives.
Don't give him my Mr. Cookie Bar, I'll need that for later

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33963: Hey OK girl, I love the end of that scene too when Opie says "It's the liver. She took one look at the liver and started crying" Don't that just clutch ya?

Hello C.T. Good to see you.

Hey Me They, you try that dish out first and let us know how it turns out. If all is well, I'll join in next time.:)


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33964: Mavis, you snuck in on me. Hello!?


February 15, 2006 - Msg 33965: Would somebody PLEASE feed buckeye he's gotten so skinny I didn't see him there! All's I got is a Fried Bologna sammich & that won't give him much to grow on.

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33966: Hey back atcha Asa you need feedin' too?

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33967: Hi, everybody! MDC, that cereal you referred to sounds a bit like the big old shredded wheat things. What would you call them - loaves? Rolls? Biscuits? Not sure, anyway you know what I mean. My husband loved them, but he had a weird way of preparing them. He wanted two of them in a big soup dish, pour a little boiling water over them to start softening them, add a pat of butter on top of each one while they were still hot, then sprinkle sugar over, then add warm milk after the butter had melted. Sounds awful, I know, but they were actually pretty good. I don't even know if you can still get the big shredded wheats, all I remember seeing in the past few years is the mini-wheats. I like those, too. No frosting, just plain.

Asa, I'm glad Mrs. Asa liked her roses delivered at work. Gave her a chance to gloat a little in front of her co-workers. We women are like that, you know. I'm sure your stock climbed several points when those roses were delivered.

It's warm, sunny and beautiful here today, but there's supposed to be some severe cold headed our way. Doggone it, it'll probably freeze all my pretty posies. Oh, well. They'll come back out.

Well, gotta go round up something to eat. Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Handsome as a boy, handsome as a man. Man and boy, handsome, handsome, handsome! --Aunt Nora

"Don't do that, Ollie!" --Andy

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33968: I almost forgot to tell you MDC I drove by the racetrack today & the big marquee out front said "Only 37 more days until race weekend!" You can bet your penny that's been run over by a train I won't be grooming any dogs out that way that week! :)

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33969:
"Ollie, I said now dont be playing with the siren"

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33970: Evenin' porchsters.
That's Bristol right?
I got a brother who is flying out to Daytona to try to buy scalped tickets! Can you believe that boy?!
Good vittles Me-They
Prayers continue for you all and yours, our soldiers, Harry, Boo's family, and the world!
(The harry may take a minute to sink in.)

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33971: Hoot! Hoot!
Sorry, I was taking a bite of my dinner. I hope you all could hear that. Surprise!
- Hazel

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33972: Hey yall...MDC wish I had tickets, hey Mavis,Hazel,good to see you OK girl,Romeena hey to you of corse,hey CT,chuck where are you?..got some pintos and ham hocks[mavis]in the crock pot!..lunch tomorrow!buckeye get a bowl of the pintos tomorrow good eating..will someone make some cornbread?...Im not to good at that...well hey to quite sam,ky,fg,salty dog,Boo,and all Yall get the pics into Ro please...gona hit the gym...back in a bit...SPOT

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33973: Cornbread on me Spot you ain't gotta call me twice fer dinner! MDC yep, that would be Bristol, sure wish I had tickets! They are really promoting that extra 50 laps for the Busch race now, heard the first commercial yesterday. Well, I'm off to bed. Oh yeah GREAT TO SEE YOU Tom been worried about you, glad yer alright.
Night Porch

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33974: Thanks for the cornbread Mavis!....GOOD lunch tomorrow...I just cant wait for the green flag to drop!...man-o-man.[or woman-o-woman]...Mav glad some of us are Nascar fans....yall get the pics into Ro...maybe some day we can all meet...SPOT

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33975: What about our V-P shooting a friend?...they are blowing this thing out way to much....so he had a beer at lunch....boy the Atlanta radio stations here are going crazy.....it was just a acident..SPOT

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33976: What's that you say, buckeye? Sounds like I better check the weather forecast. My son picked out his class ring--it'll be over $430! I think mine cost about $58 but I guess that was some time ago. Things sure are expensive. Went to his ball game tonight and we paid $8 just for Mr. Tucker and me to get in! Ridiculous it is! Poor Olive would never to be able to afford such things on her wages (and quarter tips).
Charlotte Tucker

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33977: I guess the media never heard of "Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone." Now, I don't drink, and don't hunt, and my husband didn't either, but that doesn't make me want to throw stones at Cheney. Like Spot said, it was an accident. It could happen to anyone. I had an uncle who shot his own toe off in a hunting accident, and he was cold sober. And then there's Barney! How many times has he ventilated the floor or ceiling down at the court house? I would imagine Cheney feels bad enough, so I wish the media would give the guy a break. Yes, it was probably a stupid error, but it was an error. He wasn't trying to kill the guy, for heaven's sake! And from what I read, the guy who got shot hadn't followed hunting protocol himself - hadn't announced his presence behind Cheney. So I wish they'd just let it alone. OK, that's my piece.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 15, 2006 - Msg 33978: Hey, CT. Assuming you're talking about a high school class ring - here's an idea. Our kids decided that since most people don't wear a high school ring for very long, especially if they get a college ring later, they decided to get just a regular ring instead. The girls chose birthstone rings, the boys got the nugget rings that were so popular then, with one small stone offset in them, their birthstone. Very pretty rings, and I think most of them still have them. I know my youngest son's was stolen. If it's not too late to cancel the order, that's an option for your son. Probably wouldn't cost quite as much, either, and even if it did, it's something he'd wear forever, even with a college ring. Just a thought....

Sugarplum says hey again, and would Mom please come to bed?? --Romeena

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33979: Morning Porch.
Romeena, you have been quoting one of my favorite eps, Family Visit. And it just so happens that was the first one I watched the other night after getting season 5 on DVD. It is so neat to see scenes I have never seen before. There is a small scene in this ep. where Andy, Ollie and the whole gang stop for ice cream cones. And Ollie still playing around with the siren. Good stuff!

Well we have ended up with over a foot of new snow on the ground! YUCK! Lake effect snow. Auh2o knows something about that I bet. HURRY UP SPRING!

Hope you all have a great day.


February 16, 2006 - Msg 33980: Looks like everyone had a nice evening on the front porch.
Oklahome girl, keep them quotes a comin'!
Spot, you're making me hungry again.
Charlotte Tucker, you're a showin' your age by telling us how much your class ring was. I must be a tad younger than you because mine was $89.

Andy: "I don't think stockings is a good gift to get."


February 16, 2006 - Msg 33981: good morning honeys- good morning dears! i hope everyone is doing great. only my humbliness, shyness, you know andy how i don't like people making a big fuss over me, it's embarrasing. TODAY IS BUCKEYES BIRTHDAY.) one of the greatest moments in history for me anyway. HA> remember the song, lord it's hard to be humble but i'm doing the best i can. buckeye

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33982: charlotte tucker, can you believe it's 61 degrees at 6;30 am in southern, illinois and mid 30's here? class rings, gas, food, breathing is a lot more expensive now. chuck you got breakfast for us today? asa, i'm with you let spring begin. romeena, i totaly agree with you, with all the things going on and everyone is making a big fuss over a hunting accident like it was a danger to national security or something. the vp should be taken into prayers for this as well as the victim. mavis has cornbread, homemaker can you catch the cold buttermilk. spot, can you imagine all of us carrying pictures of each other in heaven, looking for each other? be like barney at the high school reunion, wispering the name from a hidden year book to andy. have a great day everyone. mdc, you awake? spot turn on mdc's heat and he'll wake up and say hi. just picking on you mdc. buckeye

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33983: Good morning fellow porchsters -
Happy Birthday to you, happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Buckeye - happy birthday to you! And many more. . . .
I would make a cake but Asa tends to make fun of them so I will let Spot or Ro handle the cake preparations.

Since it is your birthday - I think it is a perfect time to gather at the church social hall and have a dance. We could get Opie's group to move us to the groovin' - he's hip you know?!

Take care everyone -


February 16, 2006 - Msg 33984:
Morning Folks

Wow, finally have the time to stop by and have a cup of coffee. Been a busy week here.

Well, here's my two cents on the VP matter. I think politically Cheney blew it. He is a very smart and politically astute man, he should have known the press was going to try and tear him apart with all of their nonsense. Today's press is an embarrassment. They will do anything to try and make those right of center look bad and Cheney was well aware of this. However, in the real world, where we all live, he handled everything above board. I think Cheney has been a fantastic VP. I wish he was gonna be our next President but that ain't gonna happen.

Happy Birthday buckeye !!!

Asa-Yep, I'll second that monition with regard to Springs arrival. Do we have enough for a quorum?

God Bless,

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33985: Chuck, maybe I just bought a cheap ring--I'm only 29. teehee. (plus)
Charlotte Tucker

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33986: Happy Birthday, buckeye. Hope it's a good 'un. I think Miss Charlotte Tucker had a birthday last week and I failed to mention it. Hope you had a good 'un, too, CT.

I bought my class ring through a local jeweler and it was a lot less expensive than buying it from the organization that came to our school. It wasn't top of the line or anything but cost 77 bucks in 1985. The bad thing is they push getting class rings as sophomores and we wound up moving after my sophomore year so my class ring is from a different school than the one I graduated from.

Gonna have high 60's today but expecting that cold front later this afternoon - gonna drop about 30 degrees in just a couple hours according to the weatherman. But we're gonna get some precip, so that's A-ok with me.

I enjoyed Rush's comments on Cheney, too, homemaker! ; ) I think the Washington media is just overblown in the fact that they think Cheney should have told them first before announcing the accident in the location where it happened. At least Cheney is taking responsibility for the situation and not passing blame like a lot of others would do.

I'm up for lunch today - sounds delish! Speaking of cornbread - my hubby took our 5 yo daughter grocery shopping on saturday and as they shopped he said, "let's make some ham and beans for lunch tomorrow." He had stopped to put something in his cart and he notices she's putting something in the cart as well. She put in two boxes of cornbread - daddy looks questioningly at her and she says "Daddy, you can't have ham and beans without cornbread". Guess she didn't want him to forget it.

Boy, I better shut 'er down here, I'm being awful windy.
Prayers for all (and Harry, too - got it, MDC)!

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33987: Good morning, everyone! A foot of snow here on Saturday, and a beautiful sunny 65 degrees today. Ain't God's creation grand?

(Climbing up on soapbox...) The Cheney-hunting issue is regretable. And the press is definitely making a big moulage out of it. But the big picture problem is the left-right thing. When people criticize the "lunatic liberals" or the "extreme right-wingers" they are not really criticing some group of people off on an island somewhere. They are talking trash about their neighbor, their coworker, their fellow parishioner, or even their friend. The press just gives us what we want. Reporters are neither Solomons with word processors nor souless robots who spit out facts. They are humans with foibles and convictions just like anybody else. And, just like most of us, whether they do it intentionally or not, usually "gives the peoples whats they want." They play to their own particular audience. In this particular instance, Cheney is being verbally assaulted for an accident that could have happened to anyone. But we buy their papers, watch their newscasts, and log onto their sites. How long would a newspaper that no one buys be published? We vote with our attention. So is the problem really them, or us?

We all have closely held and, I would hope, well-thought out political opinions and values for living. We just need to learn to turn away from what we believe wrong, and focus upon what we believe is right. I'm all for standing up for what I believe is right, but I'm also for holding out a hand to someone I believe is wrong. It's the Mayberry way!

Have a great day!


February 16, 2006 - Msg 33988: Getting alot of snow on the upper middle section of the porch(I hope that's not where the spiders are) today. Supposed to last til midnight. Kai was kind of disappointed that they cancelled school because Thursday is always "chocolate milk day", so we trudged through the snow to the market and got her a special little bottle of chocolate milk. :)
-Sterling Holobyte

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33989: Awww. That was over and above the call, Sterling. Good for you!


February 16, 2006 - Msg 33990: You're a good parent, Sterling.
Charlotte Tucker

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33991: Thank you, fellow porchsters!
Oh, and Charlotte, I forgot to mention that I did see your post about the Writer's Market online, and I am considering it. Thanks for the info.
-Sterling Holobyte

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33992:
Sterling, Hope things go pretty well for you. PLEASE send some of that snow this way!
120 days with no rain! 4 months! It is so dry here that even the rattlesnakes think it's too much trouble to curl up to strike! ha It's so dry here that i saw a coyote tellin someone that he would be tame if he could get a drink! ha We have a good watershed from northern Az and we have the Central Arizona Project that brings water from the Colorado, but it is bad because the dust in the air is now so fine that people with asthma etc are having rough times. A prayer or two would be appreciated. My mom is doing pretty well. She always has been a galant lady!
Buckeye, I've been picked on more than an elbow scab, so no problem! ha
I think we should all get a ride in your '62 Chevy for your birthday! Whadda think? "I smell gas, I smell gas, I smell gas, I smell gas!" You set up the seating arrangment and I'll strap a few on the roof! ha

AUh20, Baseball is in the air around here! (Besides the dust that is!) Ah chooo!
"Well, Barney arn't not to worry-- it dont matter so much with fat people-- but Barney arn't not to worry!"
Have a good day!
Barn: "I dont mind you kiddin about MY stomach, but dont you be kiddin' about my mother's stomach!"

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33993: Aunt Bee used to have an elephant with a clock in IT'S stomach!

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33994: Very well stated, Me-They, and you're right. I do think, though, that the Washington press should hush about the fact that they weren't notified first. I would imagine that Emergency Services were notified first, and it's highly likely that local news services were listening in on police and emergency calls, especially with the VP in the area. So who can even say who was called, and when? I do think it's regrettable that Cheney neglected to have a "bird stamp" with his hunting license - he should have known better than that, but that ain't a hangin' offense. On the other hand, driving drunk and dropping one's car in a lake and leaving a girl in it to drown, and not calling police or anyone else for over six hours - well, that just might be. Miserable toad.
I'm just glad he's not a Republican, because I'd feel the same way about him even if he was.

Had a good lunch with a friend I haven't seen in months, Very pleasant. Now I gotta run to the bank - hope Mr. Milvern doesn't decide to close it up early.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33995: Thanks, ROMEENA. So how do you really feel about Ted? (hee, hee) By the way, I agree. Republican or Democrat, wrong is wrong. You're also right about the bird stamp thing. That's a little more serious than letting your parking meter expire, and a little less so than jaywalking on a Sunday morning. Do me a favor, while you're at the bank, would you give Asa a shake and tell him Me-They says hey?

Manana, everyone (sorry, can't find my tilda). Got that from a can of Tampico Tamales.


February 16, 2006 - Msg 33996: "Pa, are we rich"

Barney: "It's not only the materialistic things in this world that makes one rich, there's LOVE and FRIENDSHIP"


February 16, 2006 - Msg 33997: I feel better now. Just needed to drop by with a TAGS quote.
Nice day on the porch. Andy, play a little something for us.


February 16, 2006 - Msg 33998: Howdy porchsters! Glad there aint too much of a moulage going down! har har
Things are rough on the raods right now that is why I havent had much time to check in and chat.
But I do see from the first quote of this archive that Briscoe is musclin' his way in again askin' for my Bea!
Well was it Buckeye asking for steaks? I got em on the hoof alright, but ya may have to do the rest! har har.
OK back to the road, I'm letting this stop's chicken surprise settle on my chest just a bit, then a q

February 16, 2006 - Msg 33999: (I hit a wrong key there sorry)
That's... then a quick shower and to the sleeper for 40 winks! If you google "Freightliner Coronado" you see a home away from home!
Watch a little tags and drift off to dreamland..
Fred Goss

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34000: Hey to the PORCH!

Fred...bring that truck around to my house...I've got the grill warmed up and we's fixen to make hogs out of ourselves!

Ro...I knew there were lots of things I liked about you...now you've just given me a few more!

Chuck...how about this...
Andy: "well there's only 5 strings on my guitar"
Briscoe: "just let that thumb hang free and enjoy the music...a one annna two...."

Hey Ya'll...remember when I took Mrs Goober to see the Isaacs for her birthday...well, I got a call from them today. I am the grand prize winner of the big guitar giveaway (hope it has 6 strings)! How about that...got my picture over at the site and everything (www.theisaacs.com). I'm prouder than Otis Cambell when he received the distinguished Citizen award for being related to Nathan Tibbs....I may cry...

Happy Birthday Buckeye! Hope you've had a great one!


February 16, 2006 - Msg 34001: Now don't you start crying Goober, or I'll be a goner. Congrats on that gee-tar. I'll swing by and check it out.

Romeena, here's the deal. I'm at work this afternoon taking a computer class, and we are taking a break so I pop on here to see what my Mayberry pals are jawing about today. Well just about the time the instructer is telling us to get started again, I come across your "toad" quote and bust out laughing, and I couldn't stop. I finally had to get up and leave to compose myself as the instructer didn't look to happy with me. Oh my, you have a way of summing things up so short and sweet. I ain't had a belly laugh like that in a good looong time. Thank ya.


February 16, 2006 - Msg 34002: Wow Goober, that's great! I love the Isaacs. I have a bunch of their CD's and even a few cassettes. I'll give you a crisp fifty dollar bill for the Gibson guitar.
Does it have all six strings on it, or just five?


February 16, 2006 - Msg 34003: Hey yall!...been busy today..[no wheels] truck in the shop getting brakes and oil changed and tune up..will get it back tomorrow ...got to read the mail...pop picked me up from the shop this morning and we went to waffle house ...neat bonding with pop..he will be 75 and he is a blast!...well had good racing today MD,goober,mavis...hey Ro,asa,ct,ky,chuck,possum,MT,OK,heck all of yall...im gona go check Ro"s page to see if yall have sent any pics!it was almost 70 hee today...im gona take the kids fishing tomorrow afternoon....they are out of school...Goober you strang?....well back in just a bit..chile in the crock pot for lunch tomorrow ...grilled cheese sandwiches too...SPOT

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34004: Hey everybody! Right on,Ro,and if I may put my 2 cent's worth in,I've been to the place on Martha's Vineyard where the Toad claimed he swam across to try to get help after the car plunged into the water. Yeah,right-sure he did.A likely story- ain't no way a drunken toad could've swam across that water,I'll tell you.And since I'm ragging on him,he ought to fix up those houses at the Compound.The paint was peeling off of the shutters like crazy.Methinks he spends his money on other things,if ya know what I mean!
Okay,enough about him.(possum scoots down off of soapbox.) On a much brighter note: Happy Birthday Buckeye!
Y'all have a great evening!
possum under a rock
"No hunt beware open and close no credit!"

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34005: Sorry Buckeye, forgot to wish you Happy Birthday.


February 16, 2006 - Msg 34006: I didn't see you possum and spot. Hey to possum and spot.


February 16, 2006 - Msg 34007:
Hello Porch...been gone for a few days..good to be back!

Happy birthday Buckeye!! And many more. God Bless!

Congrats Goober! WOW nice guitar!!
Chuck..not to try and cut you out brother, but I'll give Goober $51 for it. Even with only 5 strings. I can let that thumb hang loose.

As for the V.P. issue, remember folks, the media searches for stories that sell; no matter what.
I just saw a bumper sticker that read:

It all boils down to this: Dem. or Rep......the Bible tells us that we are to pray for ALL those in authority. "ALL"

I will be gone on a short tour for the next few days. Will miss hanging out here with you great folks. Can you believe I will probably miss the 500 this Sunday. Oh well...thank God for reruns.
You all be blessed!!

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34008: Rev wish i had one of those bumper stickers...hey possum....Buckeye Happy B-day...how old?...its ok to tell...we are all porchsters!...Rev gona miss the 500?...man-o-man...goober the g-tar thing was so cool...say her to the misses...asa ya wana cook with me in the morning?...you crack the eggs and fry them and i will get the hash browns and pork chops going.....well just watched the E-bass school ept on tv land..."Old man Kelseys lake"...hee hee..SPOT

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34009: thats "hey"...spot

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34010: I pray for Toad Kennedy every day. I pray that he won't be reelected so he can retire and enjoy whatever it is that passes for his life. --Romeena

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34011: Seriously, Rev, I know you're right, I've read those scriptures, too, but sometimes it surely is hard. To see that unconvicted criminal sitting there in all his puffery, serving as the moral watchdog in the senate, well, it just makes my blood run cold. --Romeena

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34012: Asa, I'm glad you got a laugh out of my "toad" comment. It really wasn't intended to be funny, it just came out naturally, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was raised to be obedient and respectful to my elders, and to be kind to everyone else, but some things just get all over my fighting side, and that's where the trouble starts. I was also raised to be true to my convictions, to think my opinions through and compare both sides, and not to back up from expressing them when I felt strongly about an issue. Of course, that requires listening to the other person's side of an issue in return. Problem is, there is no other side when it comes to the Toad. He just flat-dog let that girl drown and made no attempt to do anything about it, and for some reason (money? power? influence? fear?) the good citizens of Massachusetts chose to let him get away with it. Shame on him, and shame on them. --Romeena

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34013: Wow, Goober! That's wonderful! Congratulations on winning that guitar. You'll have to play us a tune real soon. Do you know "Dance Till your Stockin's are Hot and Ravelin'"? That's one of my favorites!

Fred Goss, I checked out the Freightliner Coronado search. They sure are pretty on the outside, but I was hoping to find a picture of the inside of one. I've heard they're just really nice and like you said, a home away from home.

Well, guess I'll go watch a few eps from the Fifth Season. The snail dropped mine off yesterday, the Plum nabbed it and tore the jacket before I could get to her, but the CDs aren't hurt. Little Shredderteeth. Those little bitty jaws of hers are amazing. She got hold of a 1/2" thick catalog one day and literally bit one corner off, cleanly. Not torn or tattered, just bitten off! She never bothers anything or chews up anything except the mail. Well, the mail and my garden shoes if she can get hold of one. I'm pretty careful about where I leave them, though, because I don't know what might be on them. I usually leave them in the garage.

Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Just five minutes behind the shed, Andy?" --Barney

"He'd kill ya!" --Andy

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34014: Hey Romeena...you not working? SPOT

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34015: Asa you gona help me cook in the morning?...SPOT

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34016: Evening Porch! Just a quick "hey" & I'm off to the ironing board, boy all I want to say is TGIF! tomorrow, I am one worn out puppy (groomer) get it? teehee Whose fixin breakfast?

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34017: Almost forgot to mention, did you all hear that one of the Whippets that got an Award of Merit at the show this weekend was lost by Delta airlines?? She is still missing, one of my friends here knows the dog's breeder & so far they haven't found her. Hope they do soon, she only had a sweater on & Whippets are VERY cold natured dogs. I couldn't imagine if it were one of my babies!

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34018: did I sweep?..Hey Mavis...hope ya liked the pintos and thanks for the cornbread!...Asa and Chuck where are yall at?..hey mav heard about that dog..worth 150 thousand!...whew...grooming is a JOB I bet Mav...well still in here SPOT

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34019: Hey to ever' body! I'm new to Ange's porch. Do I need a name or can I just sit and visit a spell?

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34020: WELL welcome 34019..ya can just set inname would be neat...Im SPOT...ben here for years...Im the cook ...just glad ya stoped by...we are just a good bunch of folks...SPOT

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34021: k

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34022: Why thank ye kindly SPOT! You can call me Young Man Kelsey. My pa owns the woods, creek, my ma's laundry and maybe even an ocean according to Ernest T.!

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34023: I hope they didn't lose that dog around here then, Mavis. It is supposed to be mighty cold for a few days. Those Whippets are sleek looking dogs aren't they?! Remember that one that got famous? I think it was for catching frisbees or something... Ashley Whippet was his/her name. I liked that name too.

Hey, newcomer msg 34019! You can do what ever you like, we're pretty laid-back folks here on the porch. ...Just don't get Romeena's dander up. ;)
Just kidding Ro! :)

-Sterling Holobyte

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34024: YMK its great to have ya here on the porch....ya have to meet Romeena...she is the asc of this porch...we have a ball..im in ga. 46 yrs old what aabout you?...we are all fun people...just love the andy eps...i have 2 kids 7 [girl] 14 [boy]....well hope ya stay on the porch..SPOT

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34025: Well, you work fast, Young Man Kelsey! Welcome!
-Sterling Holobyte

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34026: Hey Sterling!...yea them dogs cost alot...SPOT

February 16, 2006 - Msg 34027: Anyone get Season 5 yet and can you tell me if there's anything extry good in the special features? --Young Man Kelsey

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34028: I'm goin' on 35 chronologically anyways, got a lovin' wife and a 7 month old little Andylina named Emily.

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34029: Sorry folks, message 34028 is from YMK. I'm new, hope you'll be excusin' me...

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34030: YMK where did ya go...Ro ya must be at work,Chuck where are ya?..Asa ya gona help me cook?...SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34031: Hey Spot! I guess I can pretty much forget about buying one then, huh? They'd be a neat dog to have. When you take one of those dogs for a "run", you'd REALLY be running! Fast little buggers.
-Sterling Holobyte

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34032: Say Sterling, you'ns looking for a dog to get? YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34033: 35 and 7 months......wow YKM.....got any more kids?...where are ya located?....im on the south end of the porch ...Georgia..SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34034: Nope Spot, just the one girl fer now. We'll be looking for a boy hopefully in the next year. Right now I'm in Temecula, Ca. but we're moving to Arizona in a couple weeks. YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34035: Sterling it will just be and my lab OTIS...SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34036: No no, YMK! Had a little yippy dog a while back who peed and pooped on everything; everything it didn't tear up first. Had to get rid of it.
...No, don't worry everyone, I didn't mean "get rid of it" that way. Although that was a thought.;) No, we gave it to a friend of my brother's, and he is a happy(though still yippy) dog now.
So, no thanks YMK if you are about to offer one. I think I'll let the dogs slide on by for now.
But those Whippets ARE neat! :)
-Sterling Holobyte

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34037: TKM what do you do for a living?...i have been with the power company for 24 yrs...SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34038: Naw Sterling, I work with animals currently for a living and thought I might help you find a good breed. My favorite is the Pug. --YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34039: Well SPOT I guess that answers your question! I've been with County Animal Services for 5 years, but I'm quitting to do massage and bodywork...YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34040: what do you do with animals YMK?...SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34041: feed 'em, take care of 'em, adoption counseling, behavior testing, rescue contacting, and unfortunately euthanasia---YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34042: ok....we posted at the same time.......you married?...SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34043: Well, thank you kindly, YMK. If we ever do decide the time is right to have a dog I'll look you up, I guess right'chere on the porch!

Well night owls, I have to get to bed. It is after 12 here and if I don't get my beauty sleep I..., well, I just will look like I normally do. ;)

Have a nice night everyone, and another welcome to you YMK. I hope you stick around a while!
-Sterling Holobyte

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34044: yep, not a single parent like Ange', I have a great wife...YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34045: Night Sterling, nice ta meetcha...YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34046: Im sorry YKM just the massage and body work thing...Im just a country boy redneck, got a small farm and stuff...SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34047: Sorry for what SPOT? Actually I do a chinese style called Tui Na...YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34048: night Sterling .....SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34049: YMK...........what the heck is that?

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34050: Well Spot, it's the oldest known style of massage and it uses acupressure points to fix things that are blocked or stiff, etc. It's based on asian anatomy with meridians or channels in the body. Did I scare yuh??--YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34051: Spot, it's like a mixture of massage and chiropractics without the crunching stuff dontcha know!---YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34052: YMK....dontcha?...SPOT