February 19, 2006 - Msg 34163: Im telling you it is Mavis...like the pintos,cornbread sliced onions...I for real could eat ost two meals 3 times a week..my grandmother made the best chicken-n-dumplins bless her heart....I could never get them right ...now dont get me wrong I can cook ...just never good dumplins....watching " Oh brother whee aart thow"...good movie I think.....SPOT

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34164: Wow I swept two times in a row!!SPOT

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34165: Seems like the porch is getting swept a lot more lately! Blabbermouths!
- Hazel

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34166: I love that movie Spot! What are you saying Hazel? That we got high roofs to our mouths?

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34167:
Hello porch...so good to be back. It was a great trip with great services. Praise the Lord!! It was also nice because my wife was able to go with me. She doesn't get to go with me a lot this time of year.

Welcome YMK...so good to meet you.

Chuck...that's a deal (on the guitar)

Didn't get to see the 500 but listened to it driving up the road. When I got home I watched the highlights and MAVIS I agree with you about Stewart. I really thought he was mellowing out a little but today seems to prove other wise.

Spot...I missed all the good eating while I was on the raod. Looking forward to breakfast with all the gang in the morning.

Everyone have a good nights rest knowing that you are never alone when you have the Lord in your heart!

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34168: Thanks for the encouraging words, Rev.

Ha! I think you are right, Hazel!

It is mighty cool here to a Texan. It didn't make it to 40 degrees here today. Seriously, the dogs are running around shaking, even in the house. We all have such thin blood. I saw a huge hawk today perched on a high branch and his feathers were puffed out so far he looked like a big owl. You could tell the poor thing was freezing. Of course I ran around all day in a hoody trying to soak it in before summer hits. It will be back to shorts and flip flops by the end of the week.

Had to miss preachin' this morning. Erin has the Pink Eye. Guess I'll have to call the doctor tomorrow.

Have a good evening!


Barney to Blue: "Gun! Man! Get him!"

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34169: Hey Rev and Boo..Hazel we do talk alot dont we...ha ha..rain gone here about 45 tomorrow..I get off in the morning at 6 then off tomorrow..back tue morn...YMC where are you?Goober?..well hey to all the porch...gona find a movie...eat a second helping of Mavis"s dumplings!...yall get the pics into Romeena now...I sent more the other day....back in a bit with the breakfast meun....SPOT

February 19, 2006 - Msg 34170: Hi SPOT, hope the power is staying on for ya.

I just finished looking at the pictures on Romeena's photo site. I had not seen alot of them, how neat! Buckeye, you looked exactly as I pictured you except you are even more handsome (loved that 62 car-I was born in 62 so it was a very good year). Chuck, my what a beautiful family you have, your wife and daughters are just gorgeous. MDC, I have a picture of myself in that exact spot on Pike's Peak. I was only in my 20's and it was in October so it was snowing, I think. Anyway, I am wrapped in a Mexican blanket and look very cold. I will try to find it some day and maybe Ro can post it next to yours for fun. Of course all my old photos are packed up in storage somewhere and that definitely qualifies as an old one. By the way, now that I know you were an English teacher I feel pretty paranoid about my punctuation....I know I have a tendancy to let my sentences run on and on....When I got to college and took first year English composition, I found that there was alot I had missed in high school! I had a very strange college English prof who I think was on cocaine or something. Turns out that years later he was arrested after he moved to Austin and abducted some young woman and held her hostage as a slave for a couple of years! I knew he was wierd. Enough of this meaningless chatter....Lydia would be disgusted.


PS-I'll ask again if Peggy was really Tatum ONeil's mother?? Anyone??

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34171: "Breakfast Menu"...scrambled eggs with cheese,toast,bisquits and gravy,battered pork chops,country ham,sausage links,grits,hashbrowns,sliced canalope,fried apple rings,bacon,...coffee ice cold milk and h2o..ready at 6:30...yall have a great Mayberry day....SPOT

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34172: Morning porch Good to see you back with us Boo Yes, Peggy was Tatum's Mom She was married to Ryan for a while I hear
Got me a serious case of Monday morning blues this morning Anyone have any remedies?


February 20, 2006 - Msg 34173: Good morning Asa - Monday morning blues, eh, well - you could have done my chores this morning and had two little kids fighting over two bottles. The little black one likes to be held when he drinks. . .milk kisses are the best.
That would have lifted your spirits a little or the fact that I was freezing my bum off with the wonderful 12 degree weather. A little chilly.

I bought a wonderful digital camera this weekend so I will try to get some kid pictures to Ro.


February 20, 2006 - Msg 34174: spot, great sweep just like the sox ,er braves will do in october, eh? hazel, i agree, we blabber so much you'd think we were all barneys trying to get out of trouble with thelma lou, again, ha. good morning mavis- i love you to death but i'm not touching that high roofs post.ha rev- great having you and the misses back home safe . remember we're in prayers not only for yoursafty but that god blessings will be poured out on all in attendence. boo, prayers for erin's pink eye. please don't squeese the cold temps to the middle of the porch, charlotte tucker, goober and others including me is scratching and clawing to make it to 40 degrees by end of week. now mdc, we will take about 30 degrees if you can spare them. spot, breakfast sounds great, i'm right here eating every crumb. thanks.i still think plum, feather and your team beat jimmy johnson yesterday. asa, my freind i wish i had a cure for what ailes you but i think it's going around with this crazy weather, don't you? turn up the bluegrass and blues music and if that don't do it old time rock n roll. as a last resort take two bottles of otid elixar, it may not cure it but you won't know you got it. homemaker- i know this cold is rough on everything. bought a new digital camera eh? we can send anyone over with a view finder that you want, like andy with that movie feller. mayberry trivia: HOW MANY SHOWS DID BARNEY NOT WEAR HIS GUN IN? QUESTION #2;; WHICH POCKET DID BARNEY CARRY HIS BULLET IN? right or left? hope everyone has a great day. buckeye

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34175: Hey buckeye...he carried the bullett in his left shirt pocket (I think).

Hey to the PORCH! It's a cold day here in chicager...but we're twice as warm as it was on Saturday...that's just sad.

Talked to Lilly Isaacs on Friday...we're trying to work it out to get together at a show and have them give me the guitar. They want to do pics and all that, and I of course want to get a demo to them. Rev...are you with a production company, or do you freelance?

Hope everyone is having a good comfy and not too stressful Monday...hang in, the weekend is only 4 days off. And even better...only 27 more days till SPRING!


February 20, 2006 - Msg 34176: Good morning, everyone. Buckeye, I don't know about the shows where Barney didn't wear his gun, but I'm almost positive his bullet was in his left shirt pocket.

homemaker, you're gonna love that digital camera. So versatile! My favorite part is that I can put the pictures on the computer and see them instantly, delete the ones I don't want, print some if I wish, and save the rest. No cost, except for the photo paper and ink. I don't print very many, because my whole family shares pictures by email and stores them on the computers. Once in a while, I'll print some for a friend. I took some shots at a wedding for a friend who doesn't have a computer, so I printed those and gave them to her.

God is good. I just saw my little "Crip", a pigeon who had a broken leg. A few months ago, he hopped on one foot, the other leg stuck out at a right angle to his body. I've seen him a few times since then, each time the leg moving downward a little, and finally it made it to the ground, but wasn't very effective. This morning, he's walking very well, just a little hitch in his get-along, but not much. Makes me happy!

I'm working on the album, making a few adjustments - finally joined ($15/yr) so I have unlimited storage space. I was just using the free service, ran out of allowed space, so was forced to cough up the $15. Pretty cheap, really, for what all the site offers. By the way, someone (Buckeye?) asked a while back what prints cost. I think they're about 18 cents, when you order them from there. You don't have to be a member to order prints.

Well, gotta run. I have to work tonight, so need to run a few errands and then try to get a short nap. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34177:
HAPPY PRESIDENTS' DAY! PRAYERS FOR ALL IN AUTHORITY! Happy Birthday George, Father of our Country!
Buckeye, good Illini b-ball game yesterday!
Daytona was good start, the point race is on. Maybe they could go to 6.0 like figure skating used to. Because of those crooked judges 4 years ago, they went to a point system. I miss hearing the scores announced, oh well.
BOO- Welcome back! Dont worry about punctuation! I email, from time to time, my old high school English teacher and told him the same thing that you said, and I liked his answer:
"I aint you're teachor no-more; sew don't warry about it!!" (For real!) Isn't that too funny!
It would be neat to see that old picture. In fact we should all send Ro our high school grad photo! Now THAT would be something to see! haha
Ya all who like westerns should visit with buckeye, me and MD over at
Scroll down left side and click on a box that says "join in some western chat." My alterego there is Wyatt Earp, which i Think is the answer to buckeye's question about the other marshall!
I bought Murphy's Romance this weekend. Good movie.
Asa, Andy mixes up a mean picker upper for Monday mornings! lol
Have a good day!
Barney: I couldn't tell her from Adam.

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34178:
RO- I forgot , yes regular Shredded Wheat is still made! I saw it in the store this weekend!

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34179: Morning Porch! We got snow here again this morning on my end of the porch. But as long as I got the staples & my kids have food, I'm content to stay in the house & look at it. Buckeye that high roof to our mouth thing, it was what Andy said to Gomer in the ep he was singing in, remember? Well, best get off here, gotta find something to do, like sit here & watch tv. teehee
Oh, I looked out back this morning & there sat my big ol yellow cat next to his food bowl, watching all the birds eat from it. Never bothered them or anything, almost like he was saying, "Go ahead ya'll, yer hungry too" Wish I could get a pic of it, but the birds keep flying off when I try.

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34180: Ha! That is really funny, MDC. That high school English teacher is a funny guy! I now realize that if poor punctuation really bothered you, there is no way you could continue to visit the porch (hee hee...no offense to anyone). I like the idea of the old high school pictures but might have a hard time finding mine right now. I had the typical 70's look with the long, straight hair...nothing very exciting. MDC, when did you teach (what years)?

Thanks for the "welcome back", Asa, and for answering my question. It leads me to wonder what kind of a mother Peggy was after all I have heard about Tatum's childhood. Saw something about how terrible her childhood was with Ryan on TV...sounds like she had a rough time growing up and her mom was never mentioned. She talked about going to clubs and drinking (and other things) as a child. She has a book out about it and is on the outs with her dad, I think. Interesting....

Glad to hear about the pigeon, Ro!

Well, things to do....


February 20, 2006 - Msg 34181:
Boo- from '71 to '85. Came home that May and said I'm burnt out. Not tooting a horn, but just saying that I was one to do lots of bulletin boards, graded every paper etc and taught 160 junior high kids English each year, and i was pooped and wanted to do something else. But i would also never trade the experience for anything in the world! maybe I'll send Ro a pix o me and one of my classes.
Buckeye, loved your remininscing of Stuckey's! My how I do remember stopping. Everything was made in Japan in those days. ha Remember the Indian headdresses with the brightly dyed feathers?
the shellaced burnt-edged, wood boxes with the name of the place on them.
Did you ever see all the signs for "The Thing"?
After miles of signs, we actually stopped one time, paid our 50 cents admission and it was a two-headed rattlesnake! Let's see, what did PT Barnum say...haha

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34182: Well made it to lunch time finally. Maybe I'm just mad cause everyone I know has the day off, but I have to work. Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's old age? Hmmm, must be the weather.
Homemaker, thanks for trying to cheer me up. Did you really freeze your bum off or you just funnin?
Boo, I believe I read somewhere that Joanne Moore (Peggy) battled the bottle in real life. That pains me to say that cause I thought so highly of her. Saddens me to think she had an addiction to the spirits. Especially if it impacts your children. I think I'll just remember her sitting on the front porch with Andy, in her polka dot dress, singing away on a star lit night.
Still no rain MDC? Hope it changes for you soon.
I will attest to the beautiful voice of our dear sweet Mavis. She sent me a tape a few years back and she sounded better than Leanord Blush even. Ain't a thing wrong with her uvula or larnyx.
And Ro, I have me a couple of "bales" of them shredded wheats every morning with a couple of belts of chocolate milk. Good eatin!
Guess I'll go over to the diner. Whats the special on Mondays?


February 20, 2006 - Msg 34183:
Asa, no rain yet! Please send us what ya go there in Utah!
Buckeye- remember watching the Little rascals and Spanky and our gang, Laurel and hardy, etc Usually a short before the regular saturday matinee. No George Raft, but then again, I had no Thelma Lou!

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34184: Hey yall..Asa muct have been my breakfast that gave ya the blues, you did eat a lot, it might just be gas, hee hee..hey Mavis, Ro yer moving up in the album world!..buckeye it was his left posket, Hm break out the new camara and get to snaping, Goober you and the misses stay warm, going up to 60 here in Ga friday and im off and Miss Sherrys son and I are going fishing..Boo when is the first nail gona be driven?...MDC the old photos will be cool, just put the age on them at the time they were took...we dont want to get more confused than we are...Well let me go to walmart and get a few fishing supplys...I work day shift the next 2 days yall then off till sat night well will have supper in just a bit...SPOT the"got to get a snack before supper" dog of your porch

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34185: Gosh Romeena I got my "own" Sub Album on the web site!..yall click on my OWN album on Ro"s site and visit the dog house!.....SPOT

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34186:
I was watching the ep "Prisoner of Love" last night and I think that it was perhaps the most mysteriously romantic, if those are the words, of any other episode, even the class reunion episode, or any with Peggy and certainly any with Helen. ha There was the piano and violin music throughout, the silohette in the jail cell, the near passionate kiss, the perfume on the collar, all pretty suggestive for a comedy series in 1964! The only comic releif is when Otis comes in!
"You're takin me home to my WIFE, that Police brutality!" haha
Oh well, just an observation from another bloke who's stuck at work today.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34187: Boo, thanks for the comment about the "women" in my life.
Peggy a bad mother to Tatum? See, I knew she wasn't the right man for Andy!
Spot, what's cookin'?
Enjoying season 5. Love the scene where Opie is charging a NICKLE to his friends to see Barney "hang himself".
Asa, NO golfing this weekend. We got us some weather! But nothing like some of you folks.

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34188: Afternoon Porchsters. Stopping in for a quick hello. Hope everyone is doing well. Seems like the more I try to slow down, the busier I get. On top of everything at work, we sold our house and are scheduled to have the closing on March 10th. Talk about packing up and getting out of there in a hurry. Oh well, one of these days everything will settle back down into a nice "Mayberry" pace.

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34189:
Rev Jr, you'll be moving faster than Uncle Ollie after hearing that the cons are near town!! haha

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34190: hey mavis, yeah i remember that episode about the high roof but i justhad to pick on you, early in th am. asa, i and my mom's dad loved those wheat bales for breakfast with milk straight from the cow. i still lift a bale to the roof when i can, but have been citified and use jug milk now. if i don't have my glasses on i take it on faith that its milk. chuck- i love that episode about opie and the nickel. opie was an enterprising little fellow and look how he turned out. supper on goober. buckeye

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34191: Barney's bullet is usually in his left pocket but in the 'Shoplifter' episode, it is in his right shirt pocket. I don't think he has his gun on in the episode where he captured the hotel detective in the big city.

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34192: boo- what was your favorite memories of the 70's? rev, jr, you'll have to move to beverly hills, get you a large pool table for those fancy pot passers. then slow down and train the drysdales. mdc, the old route 66 sure had a lot of cool sites, to stop and play. buckeye

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34193: spot- going fishing friday and 60 degrees? we'd have a heat stroke if it got that high. ha. if you don't catch any fish it's because wal- mart sold you fishing stuff made in china and american fish don't speak chineese. ha. just pickin on you spot. good luck, you might want to rub a red head or carry your lucky rabbits foot. keep the lights and heat a coming. buckeye

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34194: Rev Jr, wish our house would sell. What's your secret?

I've been lookin' at the William's place out be the highway.
They're asking $35,000. Barney say's if I get $27,000 out of mine, I could borrow $3,500 from the bank for the remainder.

P.S. But we really do have our house for sale.

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34195: I mean they're asking 32, not 35.

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34196: Hey Goober..lets have cold cuts tonight and chips...kool-aid...buckeye a friend of mine and his dad went around the boat docks and caught 59 in about 4 hrs the other day, crappie, 30 over 2 lbs..just so much fun to catch and relese them boys...Chuck the next 60 degree day its golf for me...[after friday]...Rev.jr. where are ya moving to?..Hey Boo, and Ro., where ever yall at..Ro. ya eating crab legs?...well back in just a bit...got to make my samiches for lunch tomorrow...SPOT

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34197: Hey to the PORCH! How's this...I'll get the roll of bologna out, we'll have sammiches and chips. I'll slice up some nice fresh tomatoes, vidalia onions, lettuce...I'll get some mayo, miracle whip and mustard...just so everybody is covered...and you can have your choice of sweet tea, iced water or RC Cola (diet, of course). After we'll all have us a moonpie!

Hoo boy...that sounds good!


February 20, 2006 - Msg 34198: Hey Chuck wonder if there is an incant to sell a house? I need to sell my mother's house too. I don't have a buckeye in my pocket tho. Where is YMK my chicken & dumplins run him off? No fishin here Spot we got snow, so Eagle Eye Annie will stay put for a while. Ro thanks for signing my guestbook, maybe I can groom the Plum if you swing by & pick me up on your way to Florida next time. teehee

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34199: He lads and lassies, good conversation! Looks like all is well on the porch.
I got a little down time so just enjoying gettin caught up and "red up." Yup, MDc, I agree, the lady prisoner was quite mysterious. Seems like one could look right into those eyes and get into a trance! har Barney was pretty funny too stuffin that 'pillar' thru the bars!
Route 66 was quite a road there buckeye. Got me a book about all the mom and pop hotels, wigwams, burger stops etc. Very interesting!
What's that saying "Train whistles and boat horns..." not sure where it's from.
be back later,
Fred Goss alias Hodie Snitch II

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34200: MMMMMM Goober long as you don't fry the bologna. Have you ever tried cooking those vidalia onions on the grill? Now THAT is good eatin!

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34201: Hey there Fred ya snuck in on me!

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34202: Evenin' Y'all! Rainy and cool here on the South Carolina end of the porch.Ain't complaining though,considering the wicked weather in other parts of the country.
Boo,I meant to answer your Peggy/Tatum question earlier-just got sidetracked with something and had to leave the Porch. Glad to see Asa answered. Yes,Miss Peggy was Tatum's mother. I read Tatum's book and she doesn't paint a good picture of her mom.According to Tatum,she had to eat dog food as a child once because mom was "out of it". Seems Joanna Moore struggled with several addictions,alcohol being one of them.Sorry that she went through that-such a charming,beautiful woman,as we knew her as Peggy,wasn't she?
Oh,woe is me. Keith Urban is performing down the road in Charleston tonight,and I'm missing the show. I should've bought tickets-he is an awesome musician.Que,Sera,Sera or however ya spell it! Is that how you spell "Que"? I know I've got the "Sera's" right! Where's Boo's English professor when we need him? Ha!
Guess I'll go watch Fred Plummer scare Barney into wearing his uniform around the clock-that'll get my mind off of Keith Urban-aww,shucks!
Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34203: Mavis, I love vidalia's on the grill...or anywhere. :-) And I'll only fry SOME of the bologna...I can go both ways when it comes to bologna. :-)

Fred...good to see you. Spot...bring some of them green onions outta your garden will ya? I just love fresh green onions.

Just got back from workin out...gotta little work to do now. I'll check in later...


February 20, 2006 - Msg 34204: You know...you'd think that this guy who plays Fred and that roadside salesman would just learn not to mess with Barn...it took 2 episodes for him to learn that Barney "is a symbol of the law...whether he's wearing his uniform or the old salt and peper". He should've just learned the first time...


February 20, 2006 - Msg 34205: sounds great Goober...but that diet thing?...h2o or the real thing for me..green onions I love and plant 2 rows every year..watched the "salt-n-pepper ept...good one...well Goober I like all of nascar......just like you its the time and the place ....its great Cal next week ..SPOT

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34206: Mavis those grilled onions are so go .....vidalia"s there from my home state....GOOD....breakfast will be on you Mav"" darnling...or me ...I can lay one out!....Chuck?..SPOT

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34207: Hello Porch.... Hope you all had a great Presidents Day. Cold and wet here in SC.

All this talk about food is making me hungry now. I can't wait till breakfast. If there's any more of that bologna left I'll make me a sammich.

Goober..No, I am no longer signed to a label. We dicided years ago to go independent and so glad we did. I have so much more freedom to be more creative in my writing and recording.

Be blessed everyone

February 20, 2006 - Msg 34208: Rev, do you hold papers with a denomination(like 20's and 50's)?
Spot, that was a mess of fish. Sounded like fun. Those crappie can sure put up a fight for little guys. Kinda like some brim I've dealt with.
Merry Presidents Day! No mail, no banking, I don't like presidents sometimes.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34209:
Morning Porch

Boo-Glad to see ya back!

I think we're gonna make it out of the teens today, weather wise. That was a cold stretch wasn't it.

I'll be back to sit a spell.

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34210: Good morning you lovely dears - well Asa - I usually freeze part of my bum off every morning but I usually grow it back by evening. My babies were hungry this morning. I also carried out water this morning. The hydrant at the barn is frozen right now so it is wo"man"ual labor. I told my hubby that my biceps would be as big Hulk Hogans by the end of this winter.

Now I am at my indoor job - working on paperwork, etc. I enjoyed my teaching more when I got to teach - now I do more consulting than teaching.

I am thinking about Blimpies tonite - anyone wanna come - I'm treating!


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34211: Mornin'. Hope you are all staying warm.

So sad about Peggy, I know I asked but now I kind of wish I didn't know...think I'll do as Asa said and remember her in that polka-dot dress singing on the porch with Andy and Opie. Seems like Hollywood ruined alot of good lives.

MDC, I remember the signs for "The Thing", but my dad wasn't the type to stop and see it. We were usually on our way to Michigan to visit my mom's family and Dad was never in a good mood on those trips! Buckeye, you asked me about my 70's memories. One of them is of my parents getting a brand new car when I was 5. It was a green Pontiac, probably a 67 model. Very plain and no air condtioning, of course. We sure loved it, though. I think it is the only car my parents ever bought new before or since. Dad eventually put one of those air conditioners in that you mounted under the dash because the summers here are terrible. Anyway, most of my 70's memories are of a slower paced life in a small town. I grew up in a little place called Ingleside and the population was under 5,000. We rode our bikes everywhere and never wore shoes. For real fun we would ride up to the corner store and buy penny candy and put it in those little paper sacks. Wow, remember when you could get 25 pieces of candy for a quarter?! We also played outside all the time, making tree houses or forts, mud pies, playing chase and "swing the statue", and staying out till dark laying in the clover and looking at the stars in the summer. Boy, that sure beat the heck out of all the video games kids spend their time on these days (and alot cheaper, too). We weren't spoiled like kids are today. We got presents at Christmas and one thing for our birthday and mom would fix our favorite meal. I am always surprised at the lengths parents go to these days to out-do each other on the kid's birthday parties. I think its embarassing. I have friends who way over-indulge their children at birthday parties not because of the kids, but to impress their kid's classmate's parents. Go figure. I only had one very simple birthday party when I turned seven and I don't think I need therapy today because of it.

Well, would like to stay and chat but there is always something to do. I have been trying to pay more attention to my dad because I think he is depressed or not feeling well. It must be hard to be 80.

Have a good day,

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34212: Good morning Porch! Gosh, I've been away from the computer for three days while you all have been chatting overtime. Lydia will not be pleased. I haven't had a chance to read the archives (I might have to wait for vacation!) but I did see Boo's handle; great to hear from you, BOO!

I have some good news to share...Mrs. Me-They, the kids and I went for the ultrasound yesterday and all appears normal with the baby. All measurements and indicators right on target. It's also pretty evident that it will be a girl. Now we just have to decide (finally) on a name. AFD: I remember that you are going soon; make sure to let us know how it goes, okay?

Oh, well, I'll try and stop back later. Time to make the doughnuts (I could actually use a Krispy Creme right about now--forgot my Mr. Cookie Bar). HOMEMAKER: I'm in! And I'll even settle for Dutch Treat.

"(Clink, clink, clink) You know what that means? BARNEY'S IN JAIL! BARNEY'S IN JAIL!"--Otis

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34213: OW! Didn't see tou rockin' there, Boo! Good morning!


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34214: Spot- we're buying my in laws' house. It's only about a mile from where we currently live. They've been talking about downsizing for years. They finally did it. At first I wasn't really interested in buying their house. It would always seem like it was THEIR house. They built it and have been the only owners. However, when they told me what they would sell it to us for....I told 'em at that price they could keep their name on the mailbox for all I care. LOL Needless to say, we jumped on it as soon as they said they had found a smaller place.

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34215:
Hey BOO- I think you just described my childhood, just a decade or so later! ha We spent a lot of time outside also, even in the Phx heat. We actually had a canal at the end of our street where we would swim and catch crawdaddies.
Did you play Red Light Green Light and Mother May I?
Well guys, there was a bit too much bumpin' on Sunday. Loks like nascar is cracking down a bit on that moulage. On to california.
I heard that sports broadcast legend Curt Gowdy died yesterday! (86) I remember him best doing those World Series games in the 60's-70's.
He got his start in 1943 when a friend asked him to do play by play for a local high school game. A radio exec heard him and hired him and the rest is history! A good decent man.
Hey fred, Possum , spot, rev, Chuck and ALL!
God bless and have a good day!

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34216: Oops, that's M dc

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34217: Sorry, missed Me they, Rev jr and HM

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34218: Good morning to you, Me-They and good news about the baby! Now I happen to know that we porch folks have lots of ideas about baby names so maybe we can help....how about Hogette?? Remember she is the girl who had her head sewed up by the taxidermist?

Tell us more about the house, Rev. Besides the price, what else do you like about it?

Wow, MDC, thanks for the memory of Red Light Green Light. I had forgotten all about that one. It was one of my favorites, and yes, we played Mother May I, and Simon Says and Red Rover. We also used to put two big picnic tables together to make a stage and we would perform our own musicals (I think we came up with that after the musical Oliver came out). We also had this great, but dangerous game, in which one kid would lay on the ground with his feet up and would then launch another kid through the air (kind of like the porch scene when Andy launches Barney).

I caught a kind of blooper the other day on TAGS that I am wondering if anyone else caught: It was in High Noon In Mayberry. It is the first scene in which the mailman drops the mail through the slot in the door and Andy squats down to pick it up from the floor. When he gets up, he has a wedgie! Look for it, its subtle but funny.

Gotta go take care of Erin...she wants a fruit snack. Later...


PS-thanks again MDC, I think Erin and I will play a little game of Red Light Green Light today...I know she will love it. She makes me play Mother May I all the time.

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34219: I forgot to answer your question, Rev (about when we will drive the first nail on the house). Well, I don't know yet. We are still trying to get the plans done...will keep ya'll informed.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34220: Oh my Boo, you make me laugh as much as Romeena. I remember how mad Andy got when Barney told the girls he had hot knee's. I wonder what his reaction would have been had he told them about Andy having a wedgie. Mercy sakes, I'm still giggling at that one.
My childhood was much the same as yours Boo and MDC. Very small farming town I grew up in. Summers seemed to last forever. We had some watering ponds we would go swimming in, float down canals, sleep outs under the stars. Our thing was to go up to a main highway and gather up any empty pop bottles that hadn't broke, and take them to a near by little store and redeem them for that penny candy. Remember them paper tube things that had some kind of sweet powdery stuff in it. Boy, those were great days. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Glad all looks well Me-They.
Well back to work for me.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34221: 'Bout fell off my chair on the Andy wedgie comments. Maybe that's why he kept his hands in his pockets a lot - to alleviate that problem.

I remember playing all those outside games, too. When we were young, we weren't allowed out of the yard, so all the neighborhood kids came to our house. When we finally moved away, the landlord told my folks they were good renters, but he was a little glad we were leaving so the grass would grow back. (BTW - the only car my folks bought new was also a Pontiac - although it was 1979).

Glad to hear things went well with the U/S, Me-They, and congrats on having a girl. I go in tomorrow, and hubby is still balking on wanting to find out. I may just tell the U/S gal to write it down and let the Doc tell me at my next appt. An interesting thing my doc did tell me though, was that when a couple says they don't want to know the gender the U/S folks will put on the ppwk "fetal gender not discussed" and even the doc doesn't know (at least that's what they do here).

Sounds like you've got kids coming out your ears, homemaker. (I'll see you at Blimpie's later - sounds good to me).

Prayers for all.

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34222: Gosh busy here at work will someone bring me some lunch?...SPOT

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34223: How's about some ribs, baked beans, slaw and a big ol' slab of cherry pie ala modefor dessert. That sound good to ya, spot?


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34224: AFD ...Great.....pass on the cherry pie...dont like cherrys...SPOT

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34225: i like cherry pie

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34226: today is my brithday

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34227: gizzmo is me

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34228: what is worng with cherry pie i like cherry pie gizzmo

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34229: chuck, pray your house sells for you soon. the housing market is crazy. in lincoln houses that were built i 40's, old basements, etc 65,000. spot, sounds like you rubbed a red headed person, and carried your lucky rabbits foot on that fishing trip. boo- isn't it great taking trips down memory lane? prayers for your dad, maybe sharing some of those memories might cheer him up. i'm always surprised by what our kids and grandkids remember as special to them, usually it has nothing to do with anything planned. anyone else remember the air conditioners installed under the dash? most people would get out of the car in the summer time and back sweat filled. afd- right therefor supper and i'll eat spots cherry pie. possum, sounds like your evening was like the time barney turned the dogs loose, now you take the weather it can be selfish.ha. asa, going down memory lane is more fun than the clowns reporting the news.did you ever swing on a rope on a gunny sack (potatoe sack) over the creek and drop off just before you reached the other side? or play games along a creek bank with your freinds? me-they, congrats on the news, maybe we could run a name that girl contest for fun, if you liked, some could be funny names like lydia, who was allergic and didn't like anything, some could be seieios names but would be for fun only. afd, tell hubby when the child is 21 years old he'll have a pretty good idea if it's a boy or girl. seriosly, a lot of people don't want to know because if it turns out to be a b0y and they said they hoped for a girl it could come back to haunt them if someone tells about the gold shipment thru mayberry and it gets back . well i've rambled on long enough hello to any porchster i missed. buckeye

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34230: sorry for not saying my name i am ..... gizzmo

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34231: anyone remeber houses back n the 30's and 40's where the floors were painted ? usually a porch grey, sick maple brown, or dark brown? how about tieing a linolum and other things on the roof of the car, and people would steady it with their hands if need be? all the men gathering in the front yard to work on someone's car? or taking a tractor with a belt pully and sawing winter wood at a relatives.? or starting a school year with a teacher that taught your dad and his siblings, bad sign. buckeye

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34232: Thanks for all the kind words. Wow! I remember all those games as well. I also grew up in the 1970s (was 10 in 1976) in the "country." We kicked our shoes off the day after school ended and only put them back on to go somewhere with the folks or clean out the chicken house. I still remember getting up just about every day and running out to do my garden chores so I could go off and play. There were a bunch of kids around and we'd all go off back in the woods or to the stream until our moms called us for dinner. Most of us were boys, so we pretty much did "boy" stuff: played war, sailed boats down the stream, played baseball (and Kick the Can after dark!), etc. I can't imagine just turning my kids loose outside for hours these days. I'm so sorry that they won't be able to experince the fun, freedom and adventure I did as a kid. We do our best, but it won't ever be the same as it was back then. Gosh, such wonderful memories!

AFD: I'll eat SPOT's portion of cherry pie, thanks.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34233: Gee whiz! I took too long to write my post and BUCKEYE slipped right in there and claimed SPOT's piece of pie. Man, you gotta be quick around here if you want seconds.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34234: Boo, those are some words I haven't heard in a while. "Penny Candy" and "Swing the Statue". I completely forgot about that game. (dis-located shoulders and hips notwithstanding wink wink).

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34235: Oh my gosh, ASA, I had forgotten all about collecting the pop bottles for change! We did that too! Those sticks with powder in them were called Pixie Stix and I loved them. I also liked the juice-filled wax bottles and the circus peanuts.

Buckeye, sharing some memories with my dad is a great idea, thanks. The only memories I have have of swinging over water on a rope is our trips to the Texas Hill Country to swim in the Frio River (and sometimes the Guadalupe)...now those were some great memories. I grew up near the beach so that is mostly what we did in the summer. Played in the waves and made sand castles...the sound of the seagulls still takes me back to my childhood summers (as does the smell of Hawaiin Tropic tanning oil).

Glad ya'll enjoyed the wedgie thing.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34236: i am 35 today and i like to play games on pogo .com .... gizzmo

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34237:
"Me prisoner, you sheriff?"

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34238: You like peach pie, spot? Got some right here for ya, if ya do.

Will my hubby figure out if it's a boy or a girl at 21 by the amount of money left in his wallet, buckeye? ; )

Hey to gizzmo - happy birthday. You a fan of Mayberry and Andy Griffith?

Another childhood memory is taking our Barbie and Ken dolls outside and filling up our old red wagon with water and giving them a real nice swimming pool to relax in.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34239:
BOO- but was it an "Atomic" Wedgie?? ha
I got my season 5 from Weaver's today!
Ole ben came thru again, even tho he says I aint clinkin'.
QUESTION- Will season 6, with no Barney, no black and white, and WITH Warren, sell very good? ha
It is due out in May. We could do an informal vote here. Will you get it?
ASA- are you thinking of Pixie Stix ot Lick'em Aid? Also good: Chocolate Neccos, Sugar Pops, "shot from guns", a REAL chocolate malt,
Zero candy bars, and Coke in a 6 oz bottle!
Dentists sure loved us! ha
have a good one,

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34240:
Boo- nowadays I guess it would be the scent of sunblock! ha

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34241: AFD peach is good still busy here....SPOT

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34242:
Remember playing in refrigerator box or washer/dryer box? I t became anything the imagination could come up with from Rocket ship to fort? See what happens boo when ya get me thinkin!?
Starlight Moonlight was another great game, snipe hunting, etc

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34243: In AZ, the first "air conditioners" were round units mounted to the side windows!
Remember the knobs on the steering wheel and the hedlight dimmer on the floor, and the key slot on the dashboard, like in a 62 Chevy...ha!

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34244: How about "Skippie" for a girl, ha

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34245: Buckeye, we would take 2x4's home on the roof!
Piled two kids in the trunk to get into the drive in!
Dad was good at working on our car, and yup, sat morning about 4 neighborhood men would be there looking under the hood! ha

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34246: MDC, here's my vote on season 6 (plus 7&8)

I do realize that Mayberry suffered a great loss when Barn left, but still the colored seasons are much better than today's sitcom by far. IMO. Or should I say all choked up with humbleness and humility.

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34247: The above was me.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34248: Oh yeah, MDC, I remember fridge boxes - lots of fun. We'd also use dried grass clippings and outline houses and rooms in the front yard to play in. I also remember Zero bars - I can still get them at my local Walmart. Yum!

Hey Chuck! You all still got much snow. Ours up here near Spfd Mo has just about disintegrated.

As far as colored seasons 6-8, I think they should do fair, probably not as well as 1-5, but most diehard TAGS fans will want them in their collection. I need to get on the stick, as I only have season 2. I do have 237 of the 249 episodes on video, so if I need a fix of the seasons I don't have, I can still get one.

Glad the peach pie worked for ya, spot. Don't work too hard.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34249: afd- i love peach pie but can you give my piece to me- they since i had the extra cherry pie? welcome gizzmo. boo, most parents in your dads situation realy appreciatea special memory from there kids. romeena, got the card today thanks. happy b'day gizzmo. mdc, are you still having to use those hand held fans to keep cool? howdy chuck and spot. remember catching lightning bugs in the summertime? shooting marbles, or riding bikes in the neighborhood and not having to look over one's soulders. or going into a store and know everyone and no atm's or cameras? how you looked after each other and respected your peers. trivia:;: if you lived today in a town like mayberry today what job or things would you be likely to do. ? i think i'd run a book store or spare parts, used items store. pleasant dreams porch. buckeye

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34250: in 1956, coke were a dime. gas 23 cents a gallon, ice cream soda 23 cents, hamburgers 15 cents or 6 for a dollar. remember- hula hoops, 45 rpm records, soda shops, teen magazines, roller skating, bowling, poodle skirts, american bandstand, brylcream hair dressing. white buck shoes. day old donuts a paper bag about two and a half dozen for a quarter? crusing on out, meet you on the main drag. buckeye

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34251:
Ohhh buckeye, ya got me drifting back... The Drifters, Platters and Pat Boone would croon! ha
Fuller brush man, Ding dong, Avon calling, and Barney selling vacuums! ha And the Insurance man would stop by just to say hi, plus you could trust your car to the man who wore the star!
DO GIRLS still play jacks?? Actually I, MDC, was pretty darn good at jacks. Played with my 3 sisters all the time.
Buckeye, see you on main for a "shutdown." ha
Believe it or not we used to have 100 drive in theaters in the Phoenix area, and we would sit, sweat, and watch movies! Tuesdays was dollar a carload double feature.
Dinner tonight at Buckeye's burger barn!

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34252: Oh my stars! I work one night, miss the porch for a day or so, and it takes me an hour to catch up. But what fun the catching up turned out to be. I remember all the things you folks are reminiscing about, and more besides.
A lot of what you describe I remember vicariously through my own children's experiences - I was already an adult! My early childhood memories involve signs that read "Uncle Sam Wants You!", and balls of tin foil salvaged from gum wrappers and cigarette packs - we never did anything with them, but were convinced we were helping out with the war effort. FDR and his "fireside chats", when everyone sat around the radio and listened, and when the speech was over, the adults would hug each other and make reassuring comments.
I remember my uncles leaving for the war, and being secretly glad that my own father worked at a job that was classified as vital to the war effort, so he was exempt from the draft. He finally did enlist anyway, but didn't have to go because the war ended a couple of weeks later.

My kids, who grew up at the same time as most of you, were outdoors all day, daylight to dark, and half the time I didn't really know where they were, but I never felt like they were in any danger. All the kids played like that. We lived on the very edge of town, and they played in fields and pastures and little woods. They threw rocks at a bull and raced him to the fence! (I didn't know about that until much later, the little weasels.)

Much of my own childhood involves animals. I had a horse, and would go off on a summer day and be gone all day, with nothing but a sandwich that I carried inside my shirt until I got hungry. I knew all the peaceful places, where my horse could just graze on the clover and rye grass, and I'd lie back on his rump and watch the cloud pictures go by. I rarely saddled him, preferred bareback riding. I do need to use a saddle these days, though, strength and balance aren't what they were.

Gosh, sorry for the rambling. You guys are the cats, you know that? Thanks for the memories! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34253: Ro most of my childhood memories involve horses too, couldln't keep me out of the barn. And my dogs, we lived way out in the boonies & it was just me & my sister & the animals. We played outside all day with them after we did our household chores. Wonder why I grew up to be a dog groomer?? teehee I do remember Mom taking us to Dunkin Donuts every Sat morning on her way to the grocery store tho. Never did figure out why she grocery shopped on Sat. when she worked in an A & P for over 20 years? Well, off to take care of my bookwork for the night, then going to bed, I am worn out today. Had some of my more dreaded dogs today, they are really sweet, but so hard to do. One Schnauzer that is 16 years old & I have to go extra slow with her & her housemate is one of those new designer breeds, a Labradoodle. Big & Dumb! For the life of me I don't see why people are paying $2500. for a MUTT! And a DUMB mutt at that. Wish I had that kind of money.

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34254: Thanks for sharing that sweet memory, Ro. In my mind I can just see you as a young girl, resting on the back of that horse. Precious!

MDC, we had a drive-in movie in my small hometown and went to the movies nearly every weekend in the summer....and we did sweat, too! The movie was always out of focus, too dark to see and usually a "B" movie but we loved going. When my sister and I were little, Mom would bathe us, put our pj's on and give us pillows for the back seat and we would be off to the drive-in to see Clint Eastwood or some other old western. We would buy these things called PICS that looked like a green coil that you lit and it burned slowly, letting off a putrid smoke that was supposed to repel mosquitos (anyone remember those??). Must have been really healthy to breathe.

MDC, did you ever play Murder In The Dark? Its kind of like Marco Polo in a dark room.

I won't be buying season 6 anytime soon but eventually. I only have seasons 1-3 at this point.

Buckeye, if I was living in Mayberry I would share the job of county nurse with Ro. I would love to give Barney his Tet@nus shot.

A Labradoodle?? How wierd. Does it look like a Lab or a poodle?


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34255: Oh, just one more thing, I would like to ask you to please pray for my Sean again. He is having a really tough struggle in school lately and lots of anxiety. He broke down tonight and just cried about how hard it is for him. Some of the kids at school have been making fun of his weight and he cried in front of them today when he was stressed out and that only gave them fuel to make things more miserable for him. I'm not sure what to do to help him and your prayers would mean everything to me. I know God hears and has answered so many times before. Thanks, friends.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34256: Thanks for the interesting messages, we enjoy them.
Elmer and Ruth. Ohio

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34257: Prayer's going up right now for Sean, Boo.
Sounds like my childhood was much the same as a lot of yours. Before we moved to Idaho, I lived in Chino Valley, Arizona, and I believe the population was about 500 way back then. We lived on a farm and us kids sold veggies at a roadside stand. And like Boo, I remember making mud pies, along the edge of the ditch. Those were the days. To make ends meet, besides being a farmer, my dad was the school bus driver. Boy, was I proud. I got to stay on the bus til the end of the route, because I got to go home with the driver!
- Hazel

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34258: Oh, pleased to meet you, Elmer and Ruth.
- Hazel

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34259:
Boo-praying for Sean. God Bless him.


February 21, 2006 - Msg 34260:
Howdy porch...great stories and memories. Those were some good ole times.

Boo..prayers for Sean!!!

Chuck....as for denominations...well I'm sure you know about those 20s & 50s in the church. They don't show up a lot. But for real, I am "covered" with the Association of Evangelical Gospel Assemblies (A.E.G.A.)(non-denominational) I have been with them for over 10 years.

Learned something new today...didn't know that Peg was Tatum's mom. You hang around here long enough you can get some smarts!

You all have a good night and be blessed.

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34261: Hey Rev You know your education was worth every penny! teehee, (everytime I hear Aunt Bea say that to Andy I just die laughing) Prayers for little Sean, it is so hard on kids nowadays. Boo a Labradoodle is half Lab & half Standard Poodle, but everyone of them looks different. There is a picture of Zander Malcolm, the one I did today on my website *Mavis Site I think he is on "Pampered Clients Page 1". Hazel, Elmer & Ruth, auh2o If I'd a see'd you comin I'da throwed up my hand & woved at you.