February 17, 2006 - Msg 34053: SPOT, I believe you'd let that snail go by?---YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34054: ok got ya "dont cha know"..ok...ok...SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34055: SWEEP.....is me...SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34056: breakfast on YMK at waffle house in the morning....SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34057: Well SPOT, I don't know why you're still up but I'm goin' to sleep. By the way I'm watchin the TAGS episode where Peggy takes care of Andy & Opie. You know that's Tatum O'Neal's mom? Nice to meetcha SPOT! Abysinnia!---YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34058: good ept.....very nice to meet ya YMK....SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34059: Hello Young Man Kelsey.
I think I could use one of those asian massages right about now.
Spot, I don't do Waffle House. I heard Myra Coonts goes there often, so I stay away (after that "rumor" and all)

Rev, if Goober sells you the guitar, then I'll give you $51.25.

Spot, thanks for hollerin' at me. Sorry I missed out on all the fun.

MDC, what does MDC stand for?

"Tell Thermer Lou Gomer says Hey"!


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34060: Spot, you sure sweep good. Ever thought of going to work for me? hehe


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34061: great sweep spot. you cook clean work long hours we're going to have to get you some help. maybe the plum and feather can help. welcome ymk. whose getting breakfast this morning and where, i'm ready. ymk- some folks use initals instead of spelling it out like you, mdc stands for mr darlings cousin, great feller. chuck, are you into nascar or baseball? fred goss, woke up tis morning and my clothes were frozen stiff. can you still dry clean them? everyone have a mayberry day. mayberry sheriff's office; town headquarters: andy taylor sheriff, deputy barney fife speaking, hello... i'll bet barney could put an interesting phone message on the answering machine, what do you think? buckeye

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34062: Morning Dears. I agree with Mavis. TGIG! (I ain't gonna try coloring it or I'll have the porch looking like Newton Monroe was here)
Cold on my end of the porch this morning. 1 foot of fresh snow and a brisk 8 degree's. Thats to dang cold.
Nice to meet you YMK. Can you do something for the misery in my lower back? Welcome to the porch.
Spot, I'm cooking them eggs now for ya buddy. Don't get to close, I need my elbow room.

Hope you all have a great day.


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34063:
Morning Porch

MDC-You have a really cruel strike in ya, with all that baseball talk. Have an iced-tea for me. Can't wait for Spring I love that season.

ASA-We've had some crazy weather here also. It was 63 degrees about 1:00 am and now it's 27 degrees, we're suppose drop down below zero here tonight. Lake snow warnings till Monday.

Howdy-YMC and thanks for pancakes ... real maple syrup does it get any better? No. No, it doesn't.

buckeye-Now, we just eased ourselves through that whole "Cheney is a mad gunman thing" and now you bring up NASCAR or Baseball. As Mayor aren't you supposed to keep the peace?


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34064:
MDC- That's Cruel streak not strike. Can't ya see
how upset you've gotten me?

Talk to ya later buddy.


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34065: Good morning everyone - it looks to me that YMK and Spot were having some chit chat. . .you know how Lydia feels about chit chat.

More babies born last nite - if we are figuring right, only one more doe to have kids. We are up to about 27 or so (four legged kids that is).

It is Friday, payday, and feast day here at the school - that means some good eats. Ya'll take care and know somebody loves you.


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34066: Good morning, all! Busy at work today. NO time for much chit-chat (Lydia can breath easy). Just wanted to drop in and say "howdy."

"You're not no-account, Ernest T, you're just ignernt."--Andy
"You're just being kind."--Ernest T

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34067: BTW, happy belated birthday, BUCKEYE, and nice sweep, SPOT. You even got the corners.


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34068: Hey to ever'body! Just wanted to say a quick howdy and gotta get to work. I'm watchin TAGS episode with Col. Harvey's Elixir as I get ready. I thank ye for the kind welcome and I'll be back real soon. How 'bout a bag of sandwiches for the road? Abysinnia, Young Man Kelsey (YMK)

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34069: My stars! I take off to go to a "do" at the church, watch TAGS when I get home, and get up this morning to a freshly-swept porch, a very welcome new porchster, and lots of chatter. Ain't life good?

Spot, what is an "asc"! Am I supposed to be flattered or insulted? (teehee)

You remember that picture of an iris that I posted in the album? Well, I'm now looking at bloom #5, on the same stalk! As each bloom fades, another opens. I've got sequential pictures, and will be putting them in the album. I'm just fascinated! I didn't know an iris would do that. The key was to cut it off right at the ground, so there was a nice long stalk for the buds to draw nourishment from. A good friend told me that, I never knew it before. I'd have cut about a six inch stalk, it would have faded in a day, and been all done.

Our temperature was upper 80's yesterday, and I had the a/c on. Woke up about 3a.m. freezing, with the Plum trying to crawl under me to get warm. The temp had dropped into low 30's outside and it was 60 in the house! Only in Texas.

Well, got things to do. We're supposed to get ice tonight, so I'd better make a grocery store run. I do not drive on ice! Have a great day, folks, and a big welcome to YMK! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34070: ROMEENA: Don't forget the storm staples: milk, bread and tp!


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34071: Buckeye, I'm sorry I missed your birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
And...I know this is about as un-American as you can get, but I don't get into NASCAR or baseball.

I do enjoy a good game of Polo a bit, mate. *honoring Malcolm Merriweather*

ONE FOOT of snow Asa?...and 8 degrees? Count me out. I like you man, but I'm not going to your end of the porch today. It's 38 here, and that's to cold for me.
YMK, I love that episode.
"Shawnee...I lived with them...they're devils"


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34072: Thanks, M-T. I don't drink milk (can't stand it) and have plenty of the other things on hand, but do need some fruit and veggies. Got chicken and a couple of steaks in the freezer, but need the fresh stuff. The Plum has a new bag of her food (a 5 lb bag lasts her six weeks) and there's an unopened bag of carrots in the crisper drawer, so she's all set. That's the main thing. It wouldn't hurt me to miss a meal or two, but not her.

Stay warm, everyone! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34073: It's a wise woman who keeps a good supply of tp in stock! :)

Homemaker. You guys doing ok?


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34074: HI ALL.


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34075:
Hi porch! Just had a talk with the hospice nurse. Nicest lady I ever met. I think mom is in good hands! Thanks for the continued prayers!
Romeena, if you go down a couple items on the google search, they do show the inside of Fred's truck. Very nice! TV for tags and sink, etc too.
Welcome YMK- I'm MDC- Mr Darlin's Cuz, a handle i picked cuz i really like the music...a late bloomer to that style of the Dillards. I live near Phoenix, AZ. What part you moving to?
BUCkeye- the lizard showed up this morning, canteen strapped to his back beside the mail. Says he's going to work for Gieco! ha
Thanks for the pictures of those 3 fine, well built ladies!
They are all wonderful workhorses! ha
(Folks, he sent me photos of TRAIN engines! ha Only us railroaders may understand my description, haha)
I heard today that airlines lose ten thousand bags a day!! Delta is the worst offender with 4 milliom lost bag claims last year! wow!
Well have a good day,

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34076:
Hey to TOM, HM, asa and some others who got in under the radar. mdc

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34077:
YMK- You can see some of our mugs at
under the album named porchsters. mdc

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34078: YMK as you will find out me huck and Romeena keep crazy hours...fo me I work at the power company and work rotating shifts [day evening night ect.]so no tell"en when i will be on here..hey buckeye,M-t,asa,ky,ok,sugarplum and Ro,auh2o,mdc,md,and all...Andy and Kelsey are here an we are going to the dollar store..tonight its grilled hot dogs and burgers with cheese and slaw on the dogs..chips pickles and gatorade!..get the pics into RC!...SPOT

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34079: hey everyone,welcomeYMK,this is a great porch,glad to have you here.Ya'll remember me telling you about the dog that adopted us right before christmas?Well,I finally got in touch with the vet hospital that was on her i.d.tag.She is a lhasa Apso,2and a half years old,she has been spayed,all she needs is a distemper booster and another rabies shot.I am so thankful she has already been spayed,that is one less expense.But,we sure are glad to have her,she is so protective of all of us,she goes through the house once or twice a night just checking where everyone is,then lays back down by my feet.Happy belated birthday buckeye!We are having real windy weather,if you go outside you have to grab hold of something so you don't get blown away!It's not snowing though,nice and sunny out,just windy and cold.Well,gotta go,take care-ky girl

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34080: spot, supper sounds great, burr it's cold here, suppose to be -01 degrees tonight without counting the wind chill. help... mdc, the lizard might want to reconsider working for geigo cause fed- ex will give him two canteens to cross az. ha. glad you loiked the pics. tom, great poem, glad your puter is back, sure missed you. romeena, sounds like the plum is going to party down. asa, can you fix supper tonight? thanks chuck for the wishes, the porch seems to be hot, cold, very cold and ok weather on the porch this week. homemaker, sounds like your population of kids are exploding. great kids, what breed do you raise? auh20, i agree the mayor should promote peace but we're a town without a mayor since jan 1st and since noone was elected, i quess the high sheriff has to keep the piece. barney says a town with no mayor, a sheriff who doesn't carry a gun and delivers groceries to folks are a slack community. keep warm folks, sending my best. buckeye

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34081: KY girl, good to see ya! I know you are busy with all the kids and hubby.

Floyd: Electric lather maker, it's all gadgets.
Barn: But it aint the same Floyd, not the same as an automatic gas nozzle.
Floyd: Well youre not a barber. You dont know about mixing lather in a cup and hearing the clink clink clink of the brush...

Prayers for all. Have a great weekend.

Andy: Fine thing when the only way a father can talk to his son is by buying a spot on the radio!

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34082: Ooop, hey buckeye

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34083: Hey to ever'body! Hey to MDC! I'm moving a piece to Parker, AZ. It's as small as Mayberry, but no woods. Has a Colorado River though. Where are you MDC? Thanks again to everyone for the warm, booming Andy "HALLO!"---YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34084: Hey to kygirl! Your dog sounds nice and acclimated to your home. Are you familiar with microchipping? It's good in case she gets loose again. Give her a pat for me, and lotsa luck to you & yours!---YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34085: Sorry if I'm covering worn ground, but since I'm new, (and no one else I know is too interested in TAGS), I thought I'd share my favorite TAGS's. My all-time favorite scene is the one where Ange & Barn come back from lunch & discuss how cheap it was and then how they both left a tip, etc. My favorite episodes are "Man In A Hurry" & "Opie The Birdman" & "Barney Gets A New Car".---YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34086:
"You mean YOU left a quarter too?"

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34087:
"Come to the church in the wildwood..."

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34088:
Here's 300 and give 3 to your favorite charity"

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34089:
That' me, that's me ole MDC

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34090: I'll just go over there and put my hat over one of 'em and get it back.

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34091: Let's jus let her keep it.---yer all heart Barn...

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34092: YMK, you'll fit right in around here. You just named some of our favorite eps - another one is "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs."

I just can't believe this iris. I'm looking at bloom number five now. As each one fades, another one opens. There are two more buds, and I do believe they'll open. Amazing. A gorgeous flower like that, in February! I have just decided that I want more irises, so have been browsing an online site, will be ordering rhizomes soon.

Well, I don't know much more, except that one of my little squirrels has a suspiciously round belly - guess we'll be seeing little squirrels before long. Cute little things. I'm putting out extra pecans for her, since she's apparently eating for five or six.

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

"Boy, giraffes are selfish!" - Barney

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34093: Inspector: You have some wonderful dogs here!
Barney: Well, we're proud of 'em (changing his tune)

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34094: mdc thanks for the photo album tip. It's nice to put faces with names. SPOT I love your place and of course the nice big porch you have! Ol Buckeye that Chevy wouldn't be allowed in Mayberry unless it became a Ford...YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34095: Asa-it is so good that you think of me. . .I bought the jumbo rolls of tp for the guys, so I should be good for a couple of days. . .
Please don't squeeeeeze the Charmin.


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34096: Hey Folks, it's 8:55pm here on my end of the porch & I am just NOW finishing my bookwork for the day & getting settled in for the night! I told ya'll I been busy! Boy am I glad I'm not working tomorrow! YMK welcome to you, this is a great place, & I'm glad to see someone else that works with animals, I've been grooming for the last 26 years, vet tech before that. ky girl so glad your new furkid is doing good, do think about the microchip, when Feather fell out of the window last summer, the chip was how I got her back so fast, they called me when they scanned her. Thank goodness for it! Ro that is so cool about that Iris! I have them in my fishponds outside, but they only have one bloom, wonder if I could do the same thing with them & cut them down to the pot they are in? Tom it is so good to see you my friend! I have missed your poems. Well, I'm off to check email AFTER I get the rotten Bull Terrier out of the cornbread salad...I keep telling her Spot will need that for supper tonight, but apparantly she doesn't care, she wants it herself, standing at the counter barking orders at me to give it to her. Demanding little cuss, ain't she? LOL

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34097: Oh and MDC Delta loses dogs too, a few show dogs have been lost the same way the Whippet was in NY in the last 6 months. And Sterling if you ever decide you DO want a Whippet, let me know, I am great friends with one of the greats in the breed, he has bred them for the last 50 years, judged them both here & overseas & known as one of the pillars of the breed.
sometimes I LIKE to see a bat!

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34098: YMK if you want to learn more about me & my kids, check out my site *Mavis' place gotta get it updated this weekend, needs it badly!

Where's Elizabeth Crowley when we need her! ha
DAYTONA 500 is FINALLY here! Buckeye rev up the Chevy or the Brown truck and let's go!
MD- who do you like this year?
Spot- show us that memorbelia when ya get a chance!
Have a great evening all! God bless,

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34100: Hey friends, hope your having a good night.
Been a rough one for me. It was one year ago tonight that my Dad passed away. Hardly seems possible it's been a year already. I went down to his house (I guess it's my house now in the midst of remodeling) and just sat there in the room where he was and offered up a little prayer. His passing was so very peaceful, and taught me much. Seems he was always teaching me, even in death. I miss him much, but I know he is well and in a better place. Thanks for letting me vent a little here. Typing it out for my Mayberry friends is helpful.


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34101:
Any time my friend!
That must have been quite an experience in the house.
Yup, one day we porchsters will meet each other and our families. It shall indeed be grand!
God bless ya Asa!

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34102: Asa the last thing my father and I did together was watch an episode of Andy Griffith. It was the one where Barney comes back and meets Thelma Lou at the reunion, only to discover she's married.

When the episode ended, my dad got up, shook his head and said, "I don't like those sad ones. I like the ones with a happy ending."

That was the last time I saw him or spoke to him. He died the next morning from insulin shock. He was a diabetic.

That was 21 years ago. I will always treasure the last time we spent together...watching Andy Griffith.

The bad news is, you will never get over his passing. The good news is, it will get easier.

Take care and God Bless.

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34103: forgot to sign last post about my dad dying---David

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34104: Oh, my goodness, Asa. Has it really been a year? Time seems to just fly by at times, and other times it seems it doesn't even move. Prayers for you, friend. I understand. I now have my parents' home, and have it leased. I use a leasing service, so I don't have to go in the house. I think it would break my heart to see somebody else's stuff where my mother's pretty things were. I do drive past it now and then, and it appears to be well cared for, and the realtor has been inside. She says it's nicely kept, but I don't think I could bear to go inside.

It is cold, cold, cold here! Brrrr! I went outside to put out critter feed, and thought I was going to freeze. All my goldfish are huddled in a little orange herd right beneath the waterfall that circulates back into the pond. I'm not sure why, but they like to hang out there, especially when it's cold. I put a big cardboard box over the irises that are trying to bloom. I hope they make it.

I think I've figured out why those particular irises are blooming. They're planted right next to a large, flat boulder. I think it absorbs heat from the sun, and radiates it back into the soil at night, so the soil is warm and the plants think it's spring! Does that make sense? I have a few other irises around the yard, and none of them are trying to bloom.

The Plum has tugged on my robe, I think she wants to go to bed, and needs me to make a warm spot for her. She always snuggles next to me, but if I get up, she immediately moves over and occupies my place. Then I have to make her move over, and she usually gives me her little protesting growl. No threat, just backtalk. Spoiled little thing. Mavis, I know exactly what you're dealing with.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34105: David, you're absolutely right. You don't get over it. I've lost my husband and both parents and a grandchild, and you don't get over it. There's no way. I would modify only one thing that you said. I think it doesn't get easier, it just gets less hard. I'm not sure what the difference is, but there is one. You learn to cope, and one day you realize that you're not so much looking back on the past, but rather you're looking forward, to the future when you'll see them again. Dear Lord! There is so much comfort in that. --Romeena

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34106: Asa my thoughts & prayers are with you my friend, it is hard to believe it has been a year, heck, hard to believe Mom has been gone 18 months! I know what you are going through, I miss her so. And the troubles we are having trying to sell her house don't help matters much either. I wish we could keep it, but the bills have got to be paid, her hospital alone was over $78,000 & she had 3 other loans, no other choice but to sell her house, the bills are about to kill me. Why do you think I work so much?? Not cause I LIKE to. ;)
Supposed to get snow here tonight, hope Spot turns up the heat! Back in a bit.

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34107: I agree with you Ro I don't think it gets easier, just gets different. I still get up crying sometimes, especially on anniversary days or holidays. Got up on Feb. 7th, crying & stayed upset all day, finally figured out that evening, it was the 18 month anniversary of her death, almost like my body knew it & my mind was trying to ignore it. Only way I can explain it is learning to live life in a different way. Does that make sense?

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34108: For me, it got easier in the sense that unlike the first year, I could eventually move on and function and not cry at the drop of a hat. For years I couldn't even watch Andy Griffith because of that last night. So it has gotten easier--less hard is probably a better way to say it--for me.

God bless you all!

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34109: Good humor is the sunshine of the mind...YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34110: When I think of those who have passed that I miss, as I begin to sadden, I think of a quote: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened"...YMK

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34111: Hey to the PORCH....

Asa, I'm prayin for you buddy...as others have said, it doesn't get easier, but we adjust...and the happy part is that there's gonna be a reunion some day. What a time that's going to be...my poor little dad is gonna be made new...and I'm fairly sure he'll want to wrestle a little, if we get the time. :-) Hang in there...

I talked to Lilly Isaacs of the Isaacs today, we're trying to coordinate when we can get together for the guitar. It may take a bit, but I'd rather wait and get it from them in person. :-)

Ya'll have a good evening...YMK, welcome...SPOT, MDC, Mavis, Buckeye, HM, RO, Chuck, auh20...and everbody...have a great weekend!


February 17, 2006 - Msg 34112: YMK, you're so right. I had 38 years with the most wonderful man in the world. I spent the next five or so crying because there would be no more, and I've spent the last five thanking God for the years we had. Not sure just when the transition took place, because it wasn't a "shazam" moment, more like a gradual change, but I'm not the same person today that I was during those first five years. I'm working on a little book about it all - maybe it could help someone else someday.

Prayers for us all. There have been many losses and lots of pain in our little porch family, but we've had some happy times and a lot of laughs as well. Thank God for you all. Every single one of you. --Romeena

February 17, 2006 - Msg 34113: You know, one that that has helped me move on is my volunteering for things I believe in. Mom was an organ donor & even tho I haven't heard from any of her recipients, I KNOW there are people out there living full lives now, because of my mother's unselfish nature. I volunteer for the local organ donation association here. It has helped me so much doing that. Last fall race here I worked a booth at Food City Family Race night & met some really wonderful people! I also volunteer for a local spay/neuter program that pays for spays/neuters for dogs & cats that the owners can't afford to have done. Makes me feel good & useful. And don't forget, starting a new business takes up alot of time too. teehee
Where are you Spot turn that heat up, it's starting to get cold here on my end of the porch! If we count on Asa or MDC to put another log on the fire, they'll make us wait til there is a caution flad!

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34114: See I TOLD you it was cold! caution flad...make that flaG! Fer cryin out loud!
I passed it, I didn't heave it!

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34115: MDC..race is on!...hey,YMK,mfd,county nurse,Romeena,fg,asa,and all...kids are over and having popcorn movie night!...morning breakfast will be on Mavis!...I-hOP...SPOT

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34116: 34112, message...Romeena you are so cool...SPOT

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34117: Whose drivin the brown truck this year? Feather told me she wanted her OWN race car, with a built in high chair type seat so the Plum can ride shotgun & tell her where "Check point Chickee" is.
I'm goin to bed, I can rest easy now with Spot back on duty. Night porch, I'm not fixin breakfast, it will be brunch.

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34118: Asa, I just met you, but sorry to hear about your Dad.


February 18, 2006 - Msg 34119: "George the TV Repairman" just drop by to fix our set. Boy, he sure looks like Ernest T to me.


February 18, 2006 - Msg 34120: Subject: Rafe Hollister
Now, I'm not necessarily crazy about his type of music mind you, and cookin' up the ole moon aint exactly on the right side of the law, but I think this dude can sing.
Is it just me, or do you folks think so too?

It's 2:30 am, and freezing rain/sleet going on here in Arkansas.

Mavis, I am looking forward to brunch!!

Chuck O'Malley

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34121: One more thing and I'll shut up.
I just watched the episode "Andy and Helen Have Their Day". The game and fish agent that asked Andy for his fishing liscense is the VOICE at the beginning of every show.
"The Andy Griffith Show, starring Andy Griffith. Co-starring Ronny Howard.....and Don Knots"
When I saw the guy and he spoke, I thought it sounded familiar. That's him. Pretty cool.
Night porchsters.

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34122: G-O-O-D M-O-R-N-I-N-G P-O-R-C-H!!! thought i'd ramble out to the porch with a cup of joe, java and say hi. i'm not saying it's cold but the snow, ice, wind woke me up ringing the doorbell to see if they could come in and warm up a bit. wind chill -19 degrees. last night the party in mayberry got so wild that andy sent barney out to settle things down. of course barney locked the whole town up again, this was twice now that old jud was disturbing the peace. rumor has it the landfill had a lot of flashlights out looking for something. moonshine was being drank out in the open, ernest t. bass was throwing bricks, kids shooting street lights out with sling shots. was it just a case of cabin fever? for the burma shave fans --- many make- big mistake- rely on horn- instead of- brake- burma shave. now you have the rest of the story. buckeye

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34123: Morning porch.
Thank you friends for your thoughts, kind words and prayers. You folks are the best group of people ever. It makes the hard times easier to deal with, and the good times even more enjoyable when sharing them with folks like you.
David, that story about your Dad was very touching. Thanks for sharing it. Are you new to the porch? If so, welcome.
Anyway, thanks again friends. I hope I didn't bring the spirit of the porch down.

Chuck, you are right about the fish fuzz being the fellow who does the intro on every show. Here's another tidbit you may already know. The fellow who played Jubal Foster (the episode where his barn burns down I forget his real name) was the same fellow who wrote the lyrics to the opening theme song "The fishing hole". It was either the song or the lyrics he wrote, but I think it was the lyrics. Can someone help me out on this?


February 18, 2006 - Msg 34124: where's breakfast at this morning? mavis, feather, the plum can drive the brown truck this year and spot might be talked into being crew chief for them. chuck, ole rafe could sing. ernest t. bass tv appearence i believe was before he became ernest t. but he had a way with things. (i work from bottom to top when i answer specific post to keep confusion down on the order of my post) romeena- it seems like the older we get we spend a lot of time at hospitals and funerals, i know. all we can do is love each other while we or they are here and cherish their memories when they are gone. david, i know how difficult it is losing parents both of mine has been gone for quiete awhile, after a point you'll be doing something and they will come to your mind and it's like a badly needed hug and you smile at the memory. like watching that episode of andy griffith. i find a lot of times i involunteery say something to one of the kids or grandkids that it's like dad used my voice to say it.PRAYING for you DAVID, keep the porch family close and know we're here anytime, my freind. asa, thanks for sharing with us for it reminds those of us who have lost our parents just how their memories and presence seem to guide us and the future generation thru trying times, i think they'd all be pleased with the love, bonding and freindships we've made here on the porch, don't you? mdc, did you ask spot to show us his nascar umbrella? ha. i thought i would just sit home this year and declare myself the nascar champion for 2006. may i? i'm powerfully hungry what's for breakfAST AND WHERE. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. BUCKEYE oops, caps on again, eh?

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34125: It was the lyrics, Asa.
- Hazel

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34126: ok Mavis brunch will be just fine...hey chuck,asa,Ro,...Boo must be busy with the new house,hey Hazel [keep asa straight now]...hey Mr. O"Malley...buckeye..mav what is on the brunch menu?...got to take Kelsey to chreeleading practice at noon...and yea Chuck that is the voice you hear...well let me get ready to go...get the pics to Romeena!...SPOT

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34127: My goodness, there's a sweetness in the air on the porch this morning. Lots of love and caring around here. Ain't it grand??

Spot, I don't know what I did that's "cool", but thanks for the compliment. You're a pretty fine canine yourself.

Ole Buckeye, you're always a bright spot. Life experience shines through the things you say. Age does have its rewards, doesn't it? I think I'm a bit older than you, so I feel free to make age references. I'm probably the oldest one here. Born 7/39? How does that stack up?

Chuck, that's an interesting fact about the announcer and the fish cop being the same person. I surely didn't know that. See, you learn something every day. I think I did know about Jubal writing the lyrics for the theme song, though not sure how I knew.

Mavis, if the Plum is gonna ride with Feather in the race, here's a suggestion. Let the Plum drive, and hang a bag of carrots from a pole off the front end of the car, and I can guarantee you a win! Tell Feather to just put on her helmet, strap herself in and hang on!

Well, I'm about to attack this messy house. Too cold to do anything outside, though that's where I'd much rather be. Still, things need to be done in here, too, so I'd better get at it. Wonder if Olive would want to come over and help me when she finishes at the diner? I'd pay $1.25 an hour - that's pretty good money, you know.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34128: asa, you posted as i was posting last message, your right the folks are here for each other and it never brings the porch down when feelings are shared. only uplifts all of us. hazel, good to see you up and about this morning. goober, i missed you on the last posts, it's 3 degrees here in lincoln wind chill -9 degrees. you keep warm up there and the calandar promises spring in march 20th this year. spot, let's have aubt beas left overs for brunch. buckeye

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34129: Aunt Bea's leftovers? What? You didn't like my buffet style sammich makings? And I even had extra good pickles on the table! Made 'em myself! Hmphf see if I do brunch anymore. teehee Ro Feather said she didn't care who drove as long as Plum shared the carrots when they got there. She asked if they won 2 bags, baby carrots for Plum & reg. size carrots for her, after all, she is bigger than Plum she said. Buckeye it was 30 here this morning & snow coming down hard, got about 4 inches so far. I'm off to busy myself laying back on the couch in front of Bonanza on TvLand.

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34130: Have fun wathing them Cartwrights getiin in to hot water. Trouble just seems to follow them fellers around huh Mavis?
Thanks for them kind words Buckeye. What kinda power plant you got under the hood of that fine looking Chevy? 283? 327? Them were good engines and easy to work on.
Boy I'm sure enjoying season 5. Hard to imagine all the scenes that have been cut out over the years.
Thanks for the confirmation Hazel. I knew you would know. Yer brilliant after all.:)

Supposed to get more snow here tomorrow. Oh will spring ever get here? I got me a hankerin to go play in the dirt, problem is I'd have to move a foot of snow to get to it, and even then it would be all frozen. Dig a hole for me Romeena, just don't use a silver spade.


"Whats wrong with third party? It isn't dirty!"

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34131: mavis, your brunch sounded great however between your snow and my extreme cold i thought we'd both be better ofdf staying home having refrigerater surprise. tv land sounds great today, i think i will do the same. b-r-r-r. buckeye 10-4 10-10, oh well so long. romeena, that was so sweet of you to say, 39 was a very special year and your a perfect example of why. b-u-r-r. that's really all folks! buckeye

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34132: asa, spring is suppose to arrive on the calander march 20th this year, does that help? had a 327 under the hood. i always loved the 283 and fords 289 , you can't wear them out. they were not bad on gas either and why change something that worked so well is beyond me. the next thing you know we'll all be driving barney's motorcycle with side cars, hang on tight. buckeye's peeling rubber on the sicykle again, put, put. buckeye's gone

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34133: 3 Degrees WOW buckeye...we are suppose to get some freezing rain tonight and "yea I have to work"..i go in at 6pm..buckeye the old 348" are the ones i liked..hey Romeena dont work to hard...thanks for the food Mavis..tonight lets hit red lobster for some fish!...asa you can get those fried shrimp in your blazer pocket easy!..well let me get ready to get out in this mess ...will holler from work...im 10-10 on the side...SPOT

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34134:
"Deputy, I still say you have a striking resemblance to Frank Sinatra"
Racing season is back, but ya all get to preachin' first tomorrow. No cheatin' now, haha
Ole buckeye and others, send some cold this way. One radio station here(oldies) is playing all rain song this weekend, like "Have you ever seen the rain" etc. Now at day 126 and counting, cough cough. If everyone would wash their car it would pour haha. Keep up the prayers like ole Elisha!
God bless ya all!

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34135: Well, here I am, sittin' at my window instead of cleaning house, but who cares? I've putout critter feed twice, and the cold, hungry little things just keep coming in for chow. Three kinds of doves, pigeons, a woodpecker, bluejays, sparrows, starlings, and of course, squirrels. Little Round Belly is looking pretty ripe. I put some torn-up towel strips out, in case she wants to reinforce her nest, but so far she hasn't taken them. She's in one of my squirrel boxes, so there's no telling how much leaf-litter and stuff she's got in there already.

Mavis, the Plum says she'll be happy to share, and that Feather can have the big carrots, she prefers the little ones. Guess we'll have to hang two bags on that pole on the race car.

Woohoo! I'm going to East Buffet with friends tonight, to eat boiled shrimp and crab legs! $8.99 for all you can eat. Can't beat that, and the food is good. They have a regular Chinese buffet as well, lots of stuff to choose from and it's all good. I haven't eaten anything but a small muffin all day, saving up room for tonight!

Save me a big, roomy rocker for when I get home, okay? Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34136: Romena we will be here,eat a leg for me! MDC are they calling for rain anytime soon?.chuck where ya at?..goober?...SPOT

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34137: hope everyone has agreat weekend ,The 500 is SUNDAY

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34138: My dear, dear friends (I am giving you all a great big hug right now), you are such wonderful individuals. Have not yet read the archives but have already cried over the current posts. How healthy and healing it is to come together here and share our hurts and triumphs! Also so happy to see the new faces on the porch.

I have been without a computer for a few weeks but should be seeing you more now. We have also been very busy getting things ready for the house (as SPOT so kindly mentioned must be the case). We have roughly cleared the five acres but now have to go in there and decide what to keep. The land was covered with bruch and lots of oak trees, the problem is that most of them are small and not many large ones. I have only been able to find one other species of tree on it and have no clue what it is. It has rather long leaves and some kind of purple berries that resemble China berries?? Any guesses out there? Anyway, we have decided on a homeplanner to do the plans but have not decided on on builder. Bruce is seriously considering being his own builder. We have been talking to lots of people and looking at the work of different builders and sub-contractors...we'll see. I have determined that we can build a much nicer house if we do it ourselves, but...can we survive the stress??!

It is pretty cold here (30-something) and drizzly..almost looks like it did when it snowed here in 2004.

I think I will try to read some of the archives. Ya'll have a great evening, and stay warm!


Is Peggy really Tatum O'Neil's mother??

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34139: Good to see ya Boo are you adding a room for porchsters? And you gotta have one of them wrap around porches, there's alot of us here ya know. Ro have you tried to put some of the Plum's hair out for the birds & critters? I do it all the time, after all I am in the dog hair business, they fight over it! Must make a pretty warm nest. Asa Yep, them Cartwrights are something else! I like Gunsmoke too, it comes on tomorrow. Can't find the Rifleman anywhere on my tv, but I watch westerns every chance I get. I know, most women don't like 'em, but I ain't like most women. LOL
Gotta go find me a snack that will feed me & all my furkids. Hey Buckeye thanks for signing my guestbook on my website! ;)

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34140: Wow! Boo, it's great to hear from you. Figured the house was taking up your time. I hear you on being your own builder, but be aware - that's a mine field. My dad was a homebuilder, and I know what he went through with his subs at times, even knowing what he knew. For someone not steeped in the business, it can be a very slippery slope. If you can find competent, reliable subs, you can do it. Therein lies the rub. It took him about four years to build up a team he could depend on, and then it was easy. Five whole acres! My, how I envy you. As for that tree, if it's bearing berries, I'd be tempted to leave it alone. It may be important in the food chain for the local critters. Break off a small branch and take it to a local nursery, to see if they can ID it.

Yep, Mavis, the Plum's silky hair graces many a bird and squirrel nest around here. When the tree trimmers knocked that squirrel house off the tree last year, with all the baby squirrels in it, there was Sugarplum hair mixed in with the leaves and rags. Also about twenty feet of Christmas garland, but that was no surprise. I had watched the squirrel haul it in there. You'd be surprised what I see from this window.

Also, I'm right there with you on "Gunsmoke" and "Bonanza" - two of my favorite shows. I love the weekends, when those shows are on all day. I used to have crushes on Little Joe and Adam, but the older I get, the better Ben looks!

I am so full of shrimp and crab legs I can barely wiggle, but boy, was it good! I went by the store on the way home and bought what I need for the next few days, and I plan to play hooky in the morning and stay home. Our pastor isn't preaching, it's a youth-focus Sunday, and since I don't have any kids or grandkids at my church anymore, and they're predicting icy roads in the morning, this old gal is going to stay home. I think the Lord will understand.

Well, gotta go feed and then snuggle the Plum. She's making rather pointed little forays into this room every couple of minutes. Who says dogs can't talk? I understand every word she doesn't say.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34141: HEY BOO!...and Romeena you have more pics i sent you...Mavis them cartwrights are cool guys..watched the one today whee litle joe is acused of Murder!..I have 3 full crews on standby tonight useally only just one ...we expect some ice here tonight...may be a slick ride home at 6 am...Romeena did you bring the old dog a bag of crab legs?..well let me check the radar...back in a bit...where ya at Chuck,ok girl,ky,asa...SPOT

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34142: I'm with you on "Gunsmoke". I love to watch that. Now, Bonanza is another story entirely. It's a little too corny for me (no offence to the Bonanza lovers). I also like "The Riffleman", but it's not on any of my channels currently. I wish they would show "The Lone Ranger", or any of the Roy Rogers stuff. For a while they were showing those, but it's off the Western channels schedule at this time.
- Hazel

Floyd: "I'm a miserable, deceitful wretch."

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34143: You posted whilst I was posting, Spot. Watch yer tail, I'm rockin' forward.
- Hazel

February 18, 2006 - Msg 34144: I have to agree with you, Hazel. Bonanza is a bit on the corny side to me, too, but I like the Rifleman (never get to see it around here, though).

Hey to Mavis, SPOT and Ro! Romeena, you made me laugh at that mental picture of the Christmas garland and the thing about Ben was pretty funny, too because its true, isn't it? I just can't get into the real young guys anymore. They remind me too much of my nephews. The best ones are 40 and up. I find Dr. Phil strangely attractive and I finally figured out that he looks very similar to my husband!

Better go...Bruce wants to use the computer to finish his sunday school lesson for tomorrow.


February 18, 2006 - Msg 34145: hey boo,good to see you!hey to everyone,hope your all doing good.i am just passing through on my way to getting the grandbaby in bed and getting some sleep myself.Tonight my youngest daughter,10 yr old,went to her first sleepover.she is so excited,and,i'm excited for her.Just seems strange without her here .Well,prayers for everyone,talk to you all later-ky girl

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34146: Breakfast at cracker barrell!...COLD here in ga....dont see to much ice will see at 6...no trouble here at the power compaany...well see yall when I get done sleeping today..hey ky girl....SPOT

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34147: welcome to sunday morning, let's all thank god for allowing us another week together. as barney would say; andy, mother nature is giving us the big freeze. after chruch let's meet at boo's for a chicken dinner and the fixings. then go over to mavis for a little bluegrass music before the race, you ready plum, feather and spot? thought i'd post a few rambling thoughts this morning and see if you find one you want to explore. remember traveling and stopping by places like howard johnson, stuckies, etc. remember gas being pumped, windows cleaned air and fluid checks? while waiting for everyone to finish their business and stretch our legs, we'd go thru the gift shops... remember the cans with holes in the top turn them over and it would sound like a cow or sheep. the plastic puzzels, states, numbers etc. rubber hatchets, rubber snakes, salt and pepper shakers, sovenier spoons and ash trays plus jams, jellies and candy that was packaged pretty, extra large pencils. we were so cheaply entertained. of course we'd buy gifts for relatives back home so when company was over and commented how nice this or that was and everyone knew you'd been somewhere. ---- if you can laugh while the barn burns;;; then it probably isn't your barn in the first place. a new pastor took over a small chruch and his bosses said you must get attendance and offerings up. so one sunday the pastor went home after services and told his wife attendence and offerings are tripled since i put that snack bar in and show movies after the services. prayers for all needed . i've rambled on log enough. buckeye

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34148: Chuck and Ro, the announcer and fish cop was Colen Male (sp) a long time TV man here in Cincinnati.
Elmer and Ruth, Ohio

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34149: hello elmer and ruth, so great seeing you. thanks for the info. pleasant dreams spot. ky girl, your right they grow up so fast, you wonder where time went but their smiles, hugs and thanks make us know our journey on earth has been a blessing. boo, so glad your back we suremiss you.. even thou often times the archives may not reflect it we all think of each other and pray for your safe return.. like mr mcbeevee, aunt bea, fun girl, county nurse, quiet sam, irishter, tom, emma, ellen brown as a few examples. hazel was you like me as a kid i loved westerns on tv but i couldn't get into gunsmoke because the old folks liked it, now it's my favorite now that i'm an ole foggy myself. i love festus cause you never knew if he was giving ole doc a hard time , crooks, wily eyed at miss kitty. what was festus mule's name? mavis, your welcomed on the quest book, i think fine people like you deserve to let your freinds show your business how much we share the pride of the way you do your job. i hope everyone stops by to enjoy the site and endorse you. mayberry deputy, whose your driver this year? sneaky strategy, simple one liners that most passed while you slip into the winners circle. on to grap my assigned pew, isn't it strange how folks that are regulars seem to sit in the same oew every week? remember after chruch boo's for chicken dinner and mavis for bluegrass music and maybe asa will call the dancing. buckeye

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34150: BUCKEYE..Im abig Elliott faan ,but hes only running a few races this year I root for some of the older guys ,Bobby and Terry Labonte,Mark Martin ,Dale Jarrett ,Kyle Petty ...Im a big Richard Petty fan ,always will be ...some of the young guns on my list Kasey Kahne ,Carl Edwards
I hope everyone has a great Sunday ,Ill be watching the 500...Festus mules name was Ruth

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34151: here's gunsmoke trivia for the fans;;; at the tine matt dillion was marshal of dodge city- who else was marshal on thrusday night of dodge city? buckeye

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34152: Buckeye the banjos are tuned & we even got twin fiddles! I don't pick anything (except my nose sometimes & I do that in private) but I do sing. Ask Asa he's heard me singin. I thank the Lord everyday for giving me that talent. Gotta get back to working on my site, just love this laptop, I can watch tv AND be online. How's that for moving out of the dark ages? I'm pulling for Jimmy Johnson.

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34153: Mavis,MDC,MD and all other RACE fans...the day has come!!..LETS FIRE UM UP! AND GET-UR-DONE!!..I will have to leave to go to work mid way of the race but dont take me but 15 minuits to get to work to watch the rest of the Great American Race!..The 500!..see ya with Jr. in victory lane...hot wings for the race!..VAROOOM..im so excited my fur is standing on end..I stood up in my living room during the singing...hand over heart!!!SPOT

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34154: Ok, what's up with Tony Stewart? He fusses all week about aggressive driving & bumping too hard, then turns around & wrecks Matt Kenseth?? Sometimes I think he needs to be taken behind the wood shed.

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34155: Gosh Mavis I have NO idea...i have to leave for work now will watch the rest at work...CRAZY on his part and I like him...SPOT

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34156: Be careful drivin to work Spot least we know Tony is in Daytona & won't be bumpin ya. teehee (couldn't resist that one)

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34157: I give up Buckeye. Who was the other Marshall?

I'm lovin' season five. I believe year 5 was probably the best.
Otis:"I bought this ENTIRE horse for twenty dollars".


February 19, 2006 - Msg 34158: YaY! Go Jimmie Johnson! Supper on me!

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34159: And the checkered flag gos to Jimmy and Mavis!..Romeena the mongolia pics are Great..just have got to go through all of them...the ride looked neat...Hey Chuck-o..whats for a late victory supper Mav?...SPOT

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34160: Chicken & Dumplins, fried taters, corn on the cob, greens & peach dumplins for dessert, sweet tea & coffee. Carrots for Plum & Feather. Will that do?

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34161: taters sliced thin?..white corn or yellow?[turnip greens]?...love sweet tea...SPOT

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34162: taters slice both ways, silver queen corn & yes turnip greens with vinegar. MMMM Now THAT'S good eatin!