March 08, 2006 - Msg 35478: Ha, I went back and read that post about Rudy and I sure see what you mean! I couldn't figure out what you were talking about earlier. I kept looking at the my post where I asked Romeena if she used her tire swing.

Sterling, don't lose heart about the house. Right after we put ours on the market, the local Navy Base announced it was closing. I had to keep the panic down and keep reminding myself that God was in control. As it turned out a Naval officer from New York bought the house to use a rent house when he retires. Just goes to show you God can work things out. I really didn't like to see it become a rent house because we put alot of work into making it a really nice, clean house but I guess it doesn't matter anymore. Just keep praying and don't let fear get ahold of you. I read this quote the other day, "Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered, and there was noone there."


March 08, 2006 - Msg 35479: Of course I am talking to MDC in the first paragraph above, sorry to be unclear. Maybe you can forgive me since I swept the porch for ya'll.


March 08, 2006 - Msg 35480: Hey Gang...gona go at work now..yall get yalls junk up for my dump run in the morning...supper will be southern fried chicken,turnip greens,fried squash,fried okra,fried green tomatoes,peach pie a-la-mode,h20,tea....hey Boo,Romeena,possum,MDC,MD,asa,Sterling,chuck,m-t,farrah,and all SPOT

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35481: Hey Shazam...just been you work in marietta..small world...I work for Cobb EMC [power company]...I keep the porch lights on...SPOT

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35482: Hey Romeena,
I just checked out your photo album...Nice...real nice! That couldn't have been too easy to get a picture of that hummingbird! And...are you sure about those roses in December!?? That would be unheard of around here!

Some real fine looking folks on this here site! That model railroad set is a pretty all-consuming hobby, looks to me like!

Have a wonderful Mayberry Evening y'all!

Mary Wiggins

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35483:
Mary, even tho i named my little railroad town after my wife, it really is my little mayberry.
When I'm "playing" with it, I picture opie's hobo near the tracks or Mr Mcbeevee up on the poles etc.
Hey, was a Post Office ever mentioned on TAGS?
Just thought of that.
Ro, that yard is a real cozy place! I bet the grandkids love it!
Well, Have a good one, and let's meet at spots!

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35484: Thanks, Mary Wiggins. I'm glad you like the site. Actually, the hummingbird shot was very easy. The feeder hangs just outside my window, I keep a digital camera on a tripod on my desk, ready to turn on and shoot whenever something is happening out in the yard. The hummer came in, I focused and just started shooting. That was the best out of about a dozen shots. As for the roses - yep, roses in December. Not terribly unusual in this part of the world, though they were exceptionally late, and pretty, this year. I had roses right through Christmas. Down in south Texas, where Boo lives and where I'm originally from, we frequently picked fresh tomatoes from the garden for the table at Thanksgiving, and occasionally at Christmas. Ya gotta love it!

Well, I'm off to Morelli's with a friend. Pounded steak! Yum! Sugarplum, who is insulted because she can't go, says 10-4! --Romeena

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35485: Yep, MDC, the post office figured strongly in the episode where Barney gets involved with the woman who tried to sue him for breach of promise. Remember, he led her across the street to the post office, siren blaring, lights flashing, made a big U-turn and stopped in front of the post office. Then he took her inside and showed her how to find the stamp window and all - none of which impressed Thelma Lou as being necessary. --Romeena

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35486: Hello Ro, Spot, M-T, MDC, Horatio, Sterling, Mary Wiggins, Boo, Possum, Buckeye and all the porch family.
The weather is wonderful her in SC today.

Spot...looking forward to supper. Sounds real good.

Possum...Laci is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing those precious pics with us.

MDC...I think Barney mentioned the Post Office when the pretty girl came to town and he was showing her around. (The in and out boxes and the stamp machine)

Be back later...

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35487:
OOPS...Ro we posted at same time with the same answer.

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35488: Hello porch. Mercy sakes a lot of chatter. Good to see it.

Possum, (or Postum as MDC called you) Laci is just a real sweetheart. She looks a lot like one of my nieces who lives in California. In fact she she was one of 5. Yep, my brother in-law and his wife had quintuplets about 4 years ago. All of them are doing fine. I can't remember if I ever mentioned that here before or not. Anyway, Laci is a cutie. She got it from her Grandma it looks like. (you ever see a possum blush?)

Mary Wiggins, so good to see you back with a new puter. Hope to see more of you now.

MDC, Along with Romeena's mention of the post office, Barney mentions in an episode about not buying stamps over there thru no machine. And there were several times with dialouge between Barney, Andy and the mailman. The best was Talbot and Barney arguing about who had the best bulliten boards and trying to broker a deal about wanted posters. Funny stuff. And another when Talbot refused to hand Andy the mail cause he wasn't an authorized receptacle. Barney hollered how you give some folks a uniform and it go's right to there head. And then the postal feller who recognized Mr. Wheeler had soft hands for a handyman after shaking it.

Well, a shout howdy to everyone else. Need to go read the archives.
Mavis, you gonna tell us how the audition went?


"Stalking is my first job, not fly killin!"

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35489: Hey Mary Whiggins!..Romeena ya got to work tonight?..hey Rev.glad ya liked supper..Asa you been behaving?..MDC your railroad is keen!..hey possum...where is quite sam,fg,ky,ok girl,county nurse,..yall better get back on the porch now...well got one house out of power right now ...crew on the way...SPOT

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35490: Does anyone the name of the local diner on TAGS

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35491: well ya got the blue bird dinner,snappy lunch [mentioned],junction cafe[mentioned]...SPOT

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35492: I think they generally referred to the local diner as "the diner".
- Hazel

Goober: The special's awful good.
Andy: What is it?
Goober: $1.75.

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35493:
Asa..I could see Possum blushing all over South Carolina. HeeHee

Spot..did you get those folks out of the dark yet?

I'll be on the road for the next few days so I guess I won't get to sit out on the porch. I may not be here but you'll be in my prayers. Sure will miss you all!
Be blessed!

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35494: Thanks, REV. Lord bless you in your travels.

Hazel, good to see you. I thought you went missing or something.

Asa, that episode where Talbot refuses to give the mail to Andy because he isn't a proper receptacle is the one where Andy has the wedgie!

ROOOOMEEEEEENA, you never answered my question about the swing......c'mon, fess up.


March 08, 2006 - Msg 35495: I just went on the photo site and saw the picture of that model train, MDC. WOW, that is really something. Alot of time went into that, really neat!

ASA, you never told us that you were the uncle of quintuplets! That is really special.


March 08, 2006 - Msg 35496: Do ya'll think I kind of sounded Mr. Rodgers in that last post?....must be all the "really's".


"Won't you be my neighbor?"

March 08, 2006 - Msg 35497: That is supposed to say, Do you think I kind of sounded LIKE Mr Rodgers..." makes more sense that way.

I wanted to ask your prayers for a friend whose little girl, Addie (who is 8) is having a procedure tomorrow to repair a hole in her heart. They are going to try to do it without opening her chest and we are praying it will work. Also, I think her mom is a nervous wreck, poor thing. Please pray for her peace. Thanks, friends.


March 08, 2006 - Msg 35498: Howdy, all. Boo, I don't get in that tire swing, it's mostly used by squirrels and grandkids. I'm afraid I'd get stuck in it and have to wait until a passing neighbor would hear me hollering for help! Actually, the rope is older than dirt and I'm afraid it would break. The grandkids play in it, but if it breaks they'd be okay. Young bumbles bounce, but we old bumbles just crumble, so I stay out of the tire swing.

Replayed the Larry King interview for my friend this evening. That 'un makes me cry!

Well, off to bed. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35499: Hey Ro,,how did yer out to eat go? ro read the archives...home now from work....breakfast on you Ro!...cheese eggs for me ...SPOT

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35500: Can't you just hear the call into the courthouse...
ANDY answering the phone: There's a woman stuck in a tire over on Elm street? We'll be right over. Barney bouncing around all over the place yelling at Andy: I told you we needed a chain saw. When are we gonna get modern around here?!

Really Boo, I didn't even really notice anything really odd about your post till you mentioned it. Really.:)

Be careful in yer travels Rev. Don't go breaking yer neck.

We have 4 inches of fresh snow here this morning...ugh! Hopefully it should melt off fast...I hope. I think I need to move to Texas. Picking tomatoes and stuff in November sounds mighty nice. I just don't know if I could handle the humidity though. I'm used to the dry heat. BTW Romeena, your yard is a picture no artist could paint. Very nice.

Well off to work I go. To bad I wasn't born rich instead of so darn good looking. I hear myself muttering under my breath when I tread off to work "what a mess I've made of my life!" Just kidding, working is a blessing. Boy am I ever blessed. :)


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35501: Asa, what've you done with your hair? I've never seen you wear it that way. Now, back away from that mirror, Rock, and get to work!
Charlotte Tucker

Barney to Ellie: Does it have to BE anything? ... You missed your chance to fly with me, baby.

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35502: My goodness, what a beautiful morning. I hope the view from everyone's end of the porch is as pretty as it is here. We had a huge thunderstorm last night, light show and all, lots of hard rain. This morning the sun is shining brightly, the skies are blue with no clouds at all, everything in the yard is washed clean. Grass is so green, flowers are blooming and trees are leafing out. Asa, I can't imagine you trudging through four inches of snow! Now I love snow, it's beautiful and all that, but I'm ready for spring! Another iris is blooming, pansies are just ridiculous and hyacinths are about finished. So pretty. Thank you, Lord.

Well, gotta run. It's so pretty, I've thought of a few errands I need to run, and one of them will take me right past my neighbor's garden center! Imagine that.

Have a wonderful, blessed day, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

"Ange, did you know that when you're riding into the wind, if you put your tongue against the roof of your mouth, it's impossible to pronounce a word that begins with the letter 'S'?" --Barney (looking like a big skinny bug in his helmet and goggles.)

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35503:
"Leonard Blush, Leonard Blush, is that all you can think about is Leonard Blush!"
Hi gang!
Asa- "Postum" is my best Ernest T impression. Did you know i take off on Ernest T? ha
Regarding Ro stuck in the tire, can you also picture Barney sayin' that we gotta loosen something! ha
Thanks for the refresher about the Post Office! I did indeed forget that ep! And how COULD I!
B00- prayers for Addie, and others that need em.
Travelin' prayers for REV.
Mayberry Deputy-Vegas racing this weekend. Who do you like this year?
No official rain yet, but last night we had some in some of the surrounding area, so it's getting closer! Thanks for the prayers!
Have a great mayberryesque day!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35504:
Spot- for a minute, i thought Tim Conway came by! ha remember Flip Wilson, Dean martin, Donnie and Marie etc. mdc

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35505: Still overcast and breezy here, Ro, no sunshine yet.

You guys are so funny! Asa, there are 5 acres next door to me just waiting to be bought and cleared....if you don't mind pitbulls across the street! We do have really nice winter and spring weather here but the summers are horrible. It is so humid here on the coast. The spring flowers are starting to bloom around here and that is something to see. In a month every field around here will be filled with them. I am going to try to get a picture or two of them and send to Ro.

My dad is leaving today to go to my nephew's graduation ceremony from Air Force boot camp in San Antonio so it will be more quiet around here for a couple of days. Sometimes poor dad needs alot of support so its nice for my sister to be caring for him for a few days.

Hope you have a great day outside, Ro.
Howdy to Charlotte and SPOT.
ASA, I really hope you have a really good day. I REALLY do!


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35506: Oh Hey, MDC, I didn't see you there. Hope you have a great day,


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35507: Good morning, everyone! And another lovely one that it is.

Did anyone watch that show "Black.White." on F/X last night? It was pretty interesting, though there were some things about its production that irritated me.

BOO: It's funny that you mention Mr. Rogers. I've been thinking about him lately with Don Knotts' passing. Bothe were one of kind who I never met but added so much to my own life. Don Knotts added much laughter; Fred Rogers was a childhood friend. When Mr. Rogers passed on a little over a year ago, I hadn't thought much about him in years but I found myself mourning for weeks. I had never thought about how much his presence in my childhood had meant. He taught me much, and effected me profoundly. He was a good man. Thank goodness my own children can still experience his sweet life lessons and gentle humor through reruns. Still, whenever I come across the show, it makes me sad. It may sound really corny, but I count him among my heros.

Enough melancholy in the morning! Let's plan lunch...


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35508: Mornin' All on the Porch,
Its a great mornin' here in Atlanta. I have the windows open and hear the birds singing. Maybe they're telling eachother to take cover b/c a storms a brewing.
For all who have prayed for my grandfather, Austin, thank you. They helped. He's out of the hospital and taking medicine to help his infections. My great uncle Jimmy is still in the hospital, but will likely remain in some hospital or assisted living for the rest of his days.
Spot-Sounds good. Do you work in a restaurant?
Romeena-I have been so busy and haven't seen the pictures, but I will here in just a minute.
Asa-Are you anything like your TAGS namesake?
REV-Be safe out on the road. I like Lake Hartley at the SC/GA border if you get out that way.
Hey Boo, Charlotte, Mary Wiggins (do you have your teeth? ha), MDC, and Shazam.
Everyone have a wonderful day!
Blessings to you and yours,
Farrah/Maybe Lucy Matthews or Sharon Despain (I'm a little young/left for Atl from Ky for design school)

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35509: Sorry Me-They-didn't add ya to the list. Forgive me for I'm new!

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35510: No problemo, Farrah. Good morning to you, too!


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35511:
Coming from a big family, we all did many chores. One of mine, believe it or not, was ironing! Anyone remember using a pop bottle with a sprinkler and cork liner on top to dampen the clothes first, roll em up, then iron? (Next thing ya know, I'm gonna tell you that we used to heat the irons on the theold wood stove! haha) I have 7 brothers and sisters, and our clothes line was always full of cloth diapers, which we took down and folded after school. Sorry, just reminincsing again.

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35512: good morning porch! charlotte tucker & gomer, think we might have to baton down the hatches today? asa, i know what you men about off to work is a blessing but some mornings when the alarm goes off, one has to ask can't i spread this blessing around and take the day off? romeena, your yard is mayberry perfect, thanks for sharing it. boo, all of us would be happy to be your neighbor and visit with the mailman? what was the nAME OF MR ROGERS postman? possum, laci is a sweetheart she can come to play with buckeyes grandkids any time. she's lucky to have someone like you for her grandma. excuse me, i have to check my left pocket for either a buckeye or my daddys rock. rev, prayers for you and yours on your travels. prayers for sterlings house to sell. mdc, hope to see more rail road picture close ups, i'm redoing mine for a 1950 christmas country theme. i'll post pics later. well i think i'll mosey down to the arcade resturant and visit awhile, stop by and breakfast on ole buckeye. buckeye

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35513: Hey to the PORCH! I've been here in Miami all week, but has some problems with getting on line. Sitting on a runway now, waiting for take off. Hope everyone is good...I'll be seein ya!


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35514: Buckeye- Fred Goss here checking in. MDC's right, I dont go anywhere's near Florida. Terrible fog that caused that, prayers for all involved. Been busier than a cow's tail in fly season, but downtime comin after current run. been hard gettin a ternimal lately too.
Well, keep the wind to yer back, les of coure if yer hauling hogs or cattle! har.
Fred, lovin Spot's grub,keep on truckin, Goss

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35515: BUCKEYE: Mr. Rogers mailman was Mr. McFeely (though I'm not sure about the spelling).

MDC: Don't mention ironing! Or laundry generally! That's my job at home. We've been involved in a complicated home improvement project for about two years now which necessitated us having to remove the washing machine. I've been lugging laundry to my mom's every week since. Thank goodness, the project is wrapping up in the next month or so. Once it's done, we will also be installing a dryer, our first! I've lived in the house for 15 years, and we've been married for almost 9 and we haven't had a dryer yet. So hanging/getting clothes on/off the clothesline isn't really much of a reminiscence for me! When we had our daughter, we used cloth diapers but used a service. By the time we had our son, no company would service our area (too far in the boondocks, I guess). My wife wanted to buy diapers and do them ourselves, but we ended up using disposables. I had to draw the line somewhere! Wow. This conversation is sure going in the sewer.

Ya'll take care now!


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35516: Good advice, Fred Goss! har har

Hey Goober, wondered where you were.

HA HA, I think you better get crackin' and get that washing machine in quick, M-T. Babies dirty up alot more than just diapers! By the way, I think you are right on about Mr. Rogers, he was an awesome guy.

Man, how old ARE you, MDC?! heehee


You know, I believe this is the only time I have heard two different men talk about diapers in the same day......

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35517: hello to all in mayberry....gizzmo

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35518: I think h*ll just froze over...

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35519: that last post had to do with the diaper comment, not gizzmo. Hi Gizzmo.

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35520: "Go ahead and hit me, Ope. I'm braced for it."

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35521: I just got a report that little Addie's procedure repaired the hole in her heart so she won't have to have open-heart surgery. Thanks for the prayers.


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35522: PRAISE THE LORD!

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35523:
Just another quick one on the ironing. I used to have to iron my dad's handkercheifs! I will never iron another handkercheif in my life! ha

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35524: Ironing? Oh, mercy! I was ironing handkerchiefs when I was six, and my mom would lower the board a little so I could reach it. I ironed pillowcases, too. Not sheets, thank goodness, but pillowcases had to be ironed. As I got older and taller, I took on more of the ironing, until I was doing most of the ironing for my family, especially after my mom went to work when I was eleven. The end result is, to this day - if a garment has to be ironed it cannot live in my closet. It must find another home. I do own an iron, but not sure where it is at the moment.

Well, I'm off to the garden center. I just called and found out he has a whole shipment of petunias in. Can't resist them, gotta have them! I have some bare dirt in my yard that is just crying for pretty little clumps of petunias.

Have a great afternoon, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35525: Hey, ROMEENA, GIZZMO, MDC, FRED and others out there. That's great new, BOO! PTL! Oh, you don't have to remind me about how much babies dirty. With number three on the way, not to mention thirteen nieces and nephews, there are few messy bridges I haven't yet crossed.

"I wonder what causes that?"

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35526: That's "news" not "new." Sheeesh.


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35527: Afternoon Porch,

We used to have a huge ironing "thing". I think it was called an ironright but I am not sure about that. It had a big roller on it that heated up, and you put the clothes through it, and they were pressed. You didn't want to get your hair stuck in it though, just like wringer washers! Well anyway, one day when I was very young, I asked my mom to iron my paper dolls, they were all wrinkled don't ya know! When my mom got them out of that machine they were all brown, but nice and flat!

Have a great afternoon all!

Mary Wiggins
"Go and act like somebody!"

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35528: Hey Yall..... I am just here on the porch and it looks like rain in town. I am on call for work so I thought I would hold on....yep that's the boss well he can leave a message you guys are more important. I hope everyone is doing well and did you decide on a name yet Farrah? It's good to know that if I want some good home cooking I can hook up with SPOT. Mary my grandmother used to have one of those ironright and we were told to stay clear of it. Hope you have fun in Miami Goober YO! Im so glad that your prayers were answered Boo. The same for you Farrah. I dont have that many sisters but I do have 4 brothers including a twin MDC but he's a Green Acres fan. I hope everyone is well and that after tonight my girl Paris will still be on American Idol. I will find out the results when I return from work tonight. Talk to you soon. till then SHAZAM!!!

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35529: Mary Wiggins, It's nice to see you postin' again lately. Where have you been anyway?
Charlotte Tucker

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35530: boo, thank the lord on adies's report. fred, folks tend to adjust when that kinda of gas is released. mary wiggins, i know what you mean about the ironing. remember grandma heating the iron on the wood cook stove, it was real iron and noone needs that much iron throwed there way. me- they, just call the man. mdc, just sent you a case of hankerchiefs to iron maybe you sweet wife will iron them since you've hung up your irons.ha. supper on mary wiggins tonight- what are we having in the neighborhood? isn't it strange how mr mcfeely on mr rogers and mr mcveebe on andy sound similiar? now on the education trivia time;;; in 1971 nolan bushnell from clearfied, utah invented an arcade game called ping pong, later sold it to attari. he founded chuck-e- cheese and walt disdney turned him down on sellingit, he later sold it for millions more. he still has things in the pipeline. his dad invented busnell field glasses for hunters. have a great night. oh lincoln is a town of 15,000, a sleepy bedroom community, well last night the state bomb squad was called out and they found a bomb set over a domestic fued. think if that had been a terrost plot. i think charlotte tucker will verify you wouldn't think of lincoln as a possible bomb going off place. buckeye

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35531:
Me-They- so you get to do the ironing! Wow, you lucky cuss, haha. You should take ro's advice, if it needs ironing, it dont get into the house! ha Buckeye, hope you left the return address, ha
Mary- My aunt had one of those ironrite things. About 3 feet across. She called it a mangle. Said if we ever got near it, we might 'mangle' something, so as a kid, I steered clear of the thing!
Buckeye- it is a strange world like that reading material i sent you! We had a similar thing about a mile from us not too long ago. Our governor is calling the AZ national guard to the border to help stop drugs, crime etc coming from mexico.
That's why i like to put in my tags, say my prayers and go to sleep (after my quick shower) ha
I will be AFK tomorrow, we are having all carpets cleaned, lots to move out etc. God bless ya all,

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35532: This is sad to say, but I've only ironed 2-3 times in my life. We had a maid/nanny who ironed then my parents. When I left for college I took everything to the dry cleaners that needed pressing and then Woolite invented this wonderful thing that you spray on the fabric and the wrinkles magically disappear. Also its sad that no one, at least my age, carries hankerchiefs. Its like that scene from You've Got Mail when Meg Ryan couldn't believe the little girl had no idea what handkerchiefs are. Just wanted to say hi to everyone before I get busy with dinner.
~Farrah/Mary Grace or Lucy Matthews-I really need to make a decision!

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35533: Farrah - go for Lucy Matthews - we have had a Mary Grace that drops in from time to time.

The flu has hit the homemakers household - dizziness, cough, fever, aches, etc. . .

Ro - I learned to iron doing my daddy's handkerchiefs. Believe it or not - we farmer's still use handkerchiefs when we are in the field..You ever see a farmer with a box of puffs in his hand? Ha Ha


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35534: Asa - would you please stay out of my dippity do?!


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35535: HM: God bless you! Hope you feel better soon.

MDC: Sorry, I love cotton; I'm a glutton I guess.

FARRAH: Will you send your mom's maid over my way?

Hey to all the rest of you. I'm off the computer at the five o'clock whistle until Monday, so you all have a gr-gr-gr-eat weekend (in my best Tony the Tiger voice)! Remember, no chit-chat, just regular conversation--Lydia might be listening.

Take care and God bless, y'all.


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35536: Homemaker, you sure it's the flu? Sounds like you been eating your own cooking again.:) Same symptoms anyhow. Whatever the cause, get better soon. Them goats need you.

Survived the day. Half of our snow melted. Thats the good news. The bad news is they are calling for snow showers off and on till Sunday. Hope it's more off than on.

Buckeye, Clearfield is just down the road a spell from me. I remember hearing the feller who invented pong was from there. Maybe they'll make a statue of him someday.:)

Mary Wiggins is buying dinner tonight huh? Well I'm starving so bring it on.

Where on earth is Mavis? I hope she didn't run off with that dish towel salesman. I heard folks talking about them over at Floyds when I was getting my haircut. Course I had the Geographic in my hand, and when I'm reading that I just don't listen to all that gossip. Better things to do than listen to all that nonesense. I did hear she has already spent 93 dollars of the insurance money though on new slip covers.


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35537:
Homemaker- VICKS! or petroleum jelly for those noses! We just had a run of colds and flu at work. Nasty stuff.
ya all have a good evening!

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35538:
Asa- missed ya there. You aint been sippin' floyd's witch hazel again have ya?
Seen Jeff Pruitt pickin' up ladies on the street corner! My word!

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35539: Whew! Just planted one flat of pansies, and have two flats of petunias out there, along with some odds and ends of stuff. Guess I'll do more planting tomorrow. Where is Mr. Wheeler when you need him?

Beautiful, beautiful day here. In fact, we've had so much sunshine that I've got a big old algae bloom in my fishpond! The water is green, can't even see the fish, let alone see the bottom. Guess I'd better dig out my big bottle of AlgaeFix and take care of that little problem. If it ain't one thing, it's another!

Who's cooking tonight? I'm hungry! Anybody know what the special is at the diner? I hope it's not those Vienna sausages. I don't care much for them.

I think I'll give the Plum a bath tonight. She's a stinky puppy, and I just can't deal with that. I prefer my furkids on the sweet-smelling side. She'll object, but I'll win.

Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35540: My son hs brought his girlfriend Home from college three times now. thy seem to have a knack of coming in the house when we have Andy and Barney on. She gets quite a kick out of it!
John in carrollton, IL.

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35541: Oh I just love pansies, Ro!

ASA, you are such a joy to me, the way you make me laugh!

Thanks for bringing up the subject of VICKS, MDC, its been too long since we talked about it.

Diapers, handkerchiefs...boy the conversation has been real stimulating around here...hehe. Think I'll go downtown and watch them change the letters at the movie house. Maybe I'll stop by the fillin' station and sip an Orange Crush. Anybody wanna come?


March 09, 2006 - Msg 35542: Evenin' Y'all! It's me,the blushing possum of South Carolina! Y'all are too much! Just wanted to check in and see how everybody's doing. So happy to hear about Addie,Boo.Glad she didn't have to go through open heart surgery.

Boo,I'll go along with you .We can make sure they spell everything right on the marquee -I before E and all that! Hey,we need to get our group up again and go to the picture show over in Mt. Pilot like we used to-remember those days? Maybe we can FINALLY see To Kill A Mockingbird, as long as Asa behaves himself so we don't get kicked out! Asa, seems like I remember you mentioning those quints.Didn't you say their delivery was featured on one of those "baby birthing" programs on tv? Talk about DIAPERS-wow!
Well,let me scoot off this porch and catch up with Boo.I'll bring an Orange Crush back for whoever wants one!
possum under a rock

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35543: For all the women out there I just finished a too cute book called The Town that came a courtin' by Ronda Rich. I am a staunch supporter of all things southern (except for the klan, kudzu, and humidity) and she wrote the cutest novel about a Southern writer who goes on a book tour and ends up in Mississippi and falls in love with the Mayor that the whole town is trying to fix up. It good and wholesome like TAGS. I'm reading her other 2 books about what southern women know now.I like books that are wholesome and usually Crhitian, but not necessarily.

I'm not gonna say something to everyone, but Me-They, I don't even have my mama's maid! Believe you me, I live alot differently than I did growing up. Possum, can I get a Mt. Dew? Oh, and homemaker, put your head over boiling water with a towel over it. The steam will help.

Okay, well, I've had my bath and ready to read and go to bed. Y'all take care!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Farrah/Lucy Matthews

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35544: Farrah, I think Lucy Matthews is a great name, and while I do have a very vague memory of someone by that name, it must be years ago and I'd think it would be fair game by now. Up to you, of course, but Lucy was cute, and so is the name. By the way, that book sounds like fun, I'll have to see if I can find a copy.

Boo, I'd like a grape Nehi, if Wally has one. They're kinda hard to find nowadays. If he doesn't have one, then a nectarine crush will do. As for the pansies, I think I bought the last ones in town. Getting too late for them, everybody has petunias out for sale now. I did manage to find a beautiful flat of those delightful orange/gold pansies, though. With a few deep purple ones planted with them, they're a knockout. I planted them in front of a gold/brown sandstone boulder, and they sure do stand out.

I'm ready to go to Mt. Pilot to see a movie, anytime the rest of you want to go. We can take my car, but it only carries five comfortably. Anybody got a van? Or a pickup? If the drive-in theater shows TKAM, we could go in a pickup. I've got a bunch of lawn chairs, and we could take a cooler of cold drinks. Just back that truck in, and we could see just fine! If anybody sees Gizzmo or Tom, see if they want to come along.

Well, off to bed. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

March 09, 2006 - Msg 35545: Hey Farrah, good choice for a name I will have to get used to it but it's perfect. i made it in from the rain and I see that everyone is pretty much on the porch tonight. I cant seem to understand how to beat this unseasonable weather though. Between my flowers blooming early and my allergies im almost losing it. I even had a mosquito try to bite me. I tell you global warming. Anywhoo, it's great to be back where all is well. Let me know when you are going to Mt. Pilot to see the movie Sugarplum. You can get Grape Nehi's over at the Farmer's Market in Forest Park and at the J.D. Cofers in little 5 points boo. I also like the Big Red drinks. I agree with MDC vicks works for me when I cant breathe. But wrap me in a blanket and make me a hot toddy and let me sweat. Asa you are so funny, keep me laughing. To everyone else including homemaker, Charlotte, Romeena I say hello and just a note to all of you my son Ben does the cutest little dance to TAGS theme when it comes on. He loves the show and I tried to tell him not to call me Pa but it sort of grows on you. Hope everyone else is doing well and my girl Paris made it through American Idol so I had a good night. Take care and until then Shazam.

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35546: well the ole calandar says it's friday already, i still have a lot of papers to file, wanted posters to update don't want the post office to think there board is better than ours. homemaker, sorry to hear about the cold, i'll send a brown truck full of vicks for you, maybe mdc will mail my clean freshly ironed to you. shazam, that ben is a smart fellow, going to be a natural born leader. asa, the pong guy don't get a statue i vote for one for asa like andy's.all in favorite. romeena, things are sprouting everywhere in illinois too, spring is welcomed in these parts after a cold winter.breakfast at the crackerbarrel on mary wiggins, now gomer you can't sit in my chair, i got that one matching my frame, ha. farrah/ mary grace, how about using FMG for a name that way you both names, or F.M. GRACE? spot, what's for supper? boy on abc i saw a strange one, on today at 3;30 central time they are going to do a piece on barney, is don talking to andy from the beyond? tacky, it reminds me of the time barney was trying to get otis to lead him to the still. have a great weekend. buckeye

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35547: mdc, can you send those ironed hankies over to homemakers? now homemaker, you can't let the goats use your new hankies. anyone remember using those big red and blue hankies with a diaper pin around the neck loaded with vicks? mdc, how's your parents doing? buckeye

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35548: Sounds like we have elected MDC as the offical porch ironer. Does that mean we will all end up with hot knee's?

I like the handle Lucy Matthews. You might have Ed Sawyer calling on you but he's a good feller.

Boo, Shazaam, thanks for the nice compliments about saying how I make you laugh. It got me to studying about why I like to make people laugh. I really don't know if I can answer that. But it makes me happy to make folks giggle. Guess thats kinda odd when you really think about it, huh? Any insight on that?

Y'all are killing me with all this flower planting talk and spring talk. I really get antsy when we get into March and still have snow on the ground. That 5 acres next to Boo sounds pretty good about now.

Farrah/Lucy, I don't look to much like my chosen name here. At least not for a few more years. I chose Asa cause my spelling can be horrible and I figure I could spell Asa without much problem. That plus if I ever get dyslexia I'm still good.

asA (see what I mean)

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35549: Asa,I said it once,and I'll say it again-you're a Pip!
Snow? What's that? Winter passed us by without one speck of sleet,or snow. Gonna be near 80 degrees today and everything has been blooming down here in the SC Lowcountry since February! I can only imagine what the summer has in store for us. Asa,how about saving that snow and we'll get Fred Goss to haul it over here to SC come July!
Well,hope y'all have a good day.I'll check in later.
Feel better homemaker!
possum under a rock

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35550: Hey to you and yours, Shazam. Mayor Buckeye, I think the statue for Asa is a wonderful idea. Maybe Josephine Pike could sing a little song. How 'bout "Flow Gently Sweet Afton"? I'll bring the potato salad.
Charlotte Tucker

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35551: Hey asA!

I know what you mean about liking to make people laugh! I think that's a good avocation...

I work with a woman who annoys me to no end. I am sure everyone here can identify with that. Well, at work the other day, she got a phone call, someone else asked her who called. She replied, "it was my husband, he just wanted to say he loves me!" I couldn't help it... I replied with, "Oh, it's nothing important then!"

Shame on me, but I thought it was funny and so did every one else!

Have a great Mayberry day all!
Mary Wiggins

Breakfast is eggs your way, sausage, grits or hash browns (your choice), toast, orange juice and some fresh strawberry-rhubarb jelly! (oh and coffee of course!)

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35552: Petroleum jelly, MDC?? That don't smell nearly as good as Vicks! :)

Good news about Addie, Boo! I'm happy for them!

-Sterling Holobyte

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35553: Oh asA, thanks for the laugh this morning. You were talking about how you feel when everyone is talking about spring flowers and you still have snow on the ground. I'll bet that's how I feel when its still 90 degrees here in November and you guys are talking about cool weather. When I went outside this morning, yuck, it was warm and very humid. I just hate it that way. Everything feels sticky. Yesterday was perfect with a west wind but today the wind has shifted from the South and it is humid. I might as well just get used to it after 43 years.

Just found out we are getting a surprise visit from my eldest brother, Jerry, from California. He should be in tomorrow so there is lots to do today...sheet changin' and all. I don't know where we are going to put him. I think the kids and I might go somewhere else and sleep.

We had a good time last night, didn't we Possum? We even managed to find some Grape Nehi for Romeena. We broke into our piggy banks and had the special down at the diner (pounded steak). Guess who showed up?? Daphne and Skippy, so we went and caught the floor show at the Gigolo Club (it was Daphne's suggestion). Well, you won't believe who we saw there (in the show, no less), ASA!

Well, better hit the chores!


March 10, 2006 - Msg 35554: [MY TRUE LOVE HATH MY HEART]


March 10, 2006 - Msg 35555: Hey Porchsters! Sorry I ain't been around in a few days, been busy as a bee. I got great news!!
Got a call Wed from my local newspaper, they are going to follow me around today & see exactly what Mobile/In-Home grooming is! So I get more free advertising!! I am so excited, feel like Barney when he got his picture in the paper! I hope they post the article online, if they do I will send the link. Meanwhile, gotta go put my face on! Tom that poem is beautiful! Thanks my friend!
I'm just pickled tink today! teehee

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35556: Well,I wasn't gonna mention it,but yes,Asa was the opening act at the Gigolo Club last night. Among other things (which I won't mention)he played "Seeing Nelly Home" on his bongos-y'all should've been there! I still don't think Boo & I are over it yet! Not sure how he made his way over to Yancey-I heard that Mrs. Asa had taken his car keys away.Maybe he rode over on Otis' cow-or one of homemaker's goats!
Where are y'all gonna erect the statue of Asa? Don't put it too close to my rock-not sure my heart could stand it! Ha!
See y'all Porchsters later!
possum under a rock
P.S. Good to see you Tom!

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35557: You too Mavis!

possum again

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35558: Hey guys; I hope you all are having a good day. I just got in and Im looking foward to spending some time on the porch. What's the conversation? And does anyone know the words to the little Brown church, and Flow gently sweet Afton. it's amazing how TAGS used the same actors to play different roles. The young lady who played Josephine Pike and sang that song also played the albatross on the show with Thelma Lou and Helen and Barney, Gomer, and Andy. Sorry to bring up some bad memories there Gome. Also does anyone have old man kelsey for a name I have a friend who would like to join the porch. Let me know till then since I cant eat with ASA im off to the kitchen to get some Campbells soup and by that I dont mean Otis... be back in a few till then.... SHAZAM!!!

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35559: Hey SHAZAM, I have been real busy but just checking in....I have never seen an Old Man Kelsey on the porch but my memory is not so good these days. Tell your friend to come on over.

Great news, MAVIS, so glad to hear it!

Possum, as far as ASA's singin' last night, he's no Leonard Blush, is he? I enjoyed his dancing, though (just wish he hadn't been wearing that speedo)! to make Shepherd's pie for supper...and mandarin orage salad.

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35560: uh,...I mean ORANGE, of course....sheesh

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35561: BOO

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35562: Hey to the PORCH! Hope ya'll are doing well. It's a nice spring day here in Chicager...wish it would stay that way...but this is Chicager.

Got back from Miami...played the blue monster while I was there. That was on Tuesday, the first day it was open to public play since the Doral tourney. Tiger was there while I was there...but I didn't get to give him any golf lessons. :-)

Had to do several presentations while the slides that I had all had quotes about the subject matter. There were 3 quotes in all, leading into the topics. On the first I listed the quote, then in parenthesis asked "Did Calvin Collidge say that?". On the second I listed "I don't think Calvin Coolidge said that" and on the last, "Calvin Coolidge didn't say everything, Floyd". :-) It was fun. A few folks got it...

Hope ya'll are having a good afternoon...I'll check back again..


March 10, 2006 - Msg 35563: Welcome back Goober. I didn't know you swung clubs. Gosh, you, me and Chuck will have to go play someday. Speaking of Chuck, where's he been?

Hey Boo, I have a video out Bank Guards gone wild! :)

Good to see you back with us Mavis. Gosh, you're gonna be on tv? Guess we'll have to find someone to come in and cook and clean for us.

First a pip plaque and now a statue? Mercy sakes, my heads getting so big I'll never get my hat on again. Arncha kind!

Don't you just love Friday nights?


March 10, 2006 - Msg 35564: flow gently sweet ashton

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35565: Hey Asa done been on tv about a month ago for my business, today was the newspaper! They were real nice fellows, but I don't think they had any idea how long it took to groom a dog, they were going to go to 2 houses, but when I finished the first one they said they had more stories to do & would have to leave. Guess they thought it only took 20 minutes. Anyway, supposed to be in this weekend's paper sometime. Goober I hope you don't swing that club into people like Asa does, just in case, ya'll let me know when you have your outing so I can stay home. Best get some things done, be back in a bit.
wanta go down to the drug store & get a bottle of pop?

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35566:
Whew, got all the carpets in the house cleaned today! Busy day moving stuff. Now they say rain tomorrow! Praise God, I sure hope we finally get some.
Buckeye, I sent the hankies to Homemaker, they are going to use them, then send them on to you, haha
Well, gotta go read more! God bless,

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35567: ASA, how can I get a copy of Bank Guards Gone Wild? I've never seen it at WalMart. Yes, I love Friday nights. I can stay up a bit later and not worry about having to get up at the crack of dawn. Sad part is, I usually wake up anyway and just can't go back to sleep.

Hey to Goober!

Sounds like a tough day, MDC. Maybe you should take your 5 minute shower and hit the sack. At the risk of sounding really lazy, I was wondering if I could just call you DC? Sometimes its a pain to type three letters in caps. I am probably just exhausted from all the work today. I am starting to feel really old. I did laundry (no ironing), lots of dishes, scrubbed the shower, tub and toilet, scrubbed the kitchen, took out the trash twice, dusted the furniture, cleaned the leather couches, changed my sheets and washed my comforter, cleaned my bedroom, took care of my four year old and elderly mom, made dinner for everyone and cleaned up after, bathed Erin while visiting with my brother from out of town, fed three dogs, etc...I'm pooped but I can still go down to the drug store and get a bottle of pop with you, MAVIS. That would be nice, then maybe we could take a stroll down mainstreet and count parked cars. What do ya say? I figure we should live it up a little, this bein' Friday night and all.


Barney to Thelma Lou: "I tell ya she forced herself on me!"
Thelma Lou: "That's a lie!"

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35568: Oh, I forgot to tell you guys that I found an old Drive-In movie in operation in San Antonio. That is only 2 hours from here. I think we are going to take Sean and Erin during spring break and let them see a movie at the drive-in. We will stay at a motel overnight and go to the Alamo Cafe (good Mexican food). Wish you could all join us. Wouldn't that be fun?


March 10, 2006 - Msg 35569: Well, MDC, you know it's got to rain, since you cleaned your carpets! Kinda like when you wash your car.
- Hazel

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35570: You snuck in on me, Boo. I'll go with you to get a bottle of pop. You want to let's stop at the diner for a snack afterwards?
- Hazel

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35571: Wow, Boo! A drive-in still operating in good old SA? Where is it? Probably not the old Bandera Road Drive-in, I think it's a subdivision now. Wish I had a nickel for all the highly forgettable movies I saw on that old screen. It does seem to me I remember that there was still a drive-in operating - south of town, I think, something about a Star in the name, maybe? Who knows? My forgettery works very well these days, but my remembery isn't too good. Ahhh, the Alamo Cafe! Good food indeed. Wish I could join you. We used to enjoy Karam's, the old one on the west side of town. Run by a Lebanese family, but really good Mexican food. They opened a fancy new one out off of Hwy 10, in the northwest sector, but the food wasn't as good. I wonder if the diner ever served Mexican food? Probably not, considering the very tentative way Andy pronounced "tortilla" when he was considering taking that job that might have sent him to South America. It appears that Mexican food wasn't really well known in Mayberry.

Well, I guess I'll turn in early and watch some DVDs. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35572: si, Romeena
- Hazel

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35573: Heehee, Hola Hazel, como esta? Come on with us and we will go to the diner afterward. What'll we have for a snack? Maybe pie and coffee. Pie is my favorite and with a cup of diner coffee, yum! Hey, if we drink coffee we will be awake enough to catch Asa's act again at the Gigolo club. You really have to see it to believe it.

Yep, wish you could join us at the Alamo, Ro. The drive-in is called the Mission Drive In and has 4 or five screens. I think it was re-opened in 2002. Might be a dump, but might not. Anyway, the old drive I used to go to when I was a kids was a dump so I'm used to it. The things I saw in the restroom there I'll take to my grave!

Hazel, Mavis and I will be by to get you in 20 minutes....don't change your underwear (that's not spontaneous).

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35574: Uh...the above post was me, Boo.

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35575: Oh, and I never was kids, I was just a kid.

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35576: I've been to the Mission Drive-in, Boo, but it was closed long ago. I had no idea it had been re-opened. What fun! Now, to make the adventure complete, you have to take a bunch of tuna sandwiches, with plain boiled rice in the tuna to stretch one can to feed two adults and two kids. They have to be on white bread, with lettuce (also makes them go further.) Then you have to take some sodas, preferably Pepsi (my husband's favorite), and the kids have to be in their jammies, and bring along their pillows and blankets. They'll conk out about ten minutes into the movie.

What good times we had back then. An evening's entertainment and a meal for the whole family for about $4, if you went on dollar-a-carload night. Those were the days!

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 10, 2006 - Msg 35577: Wow, if typing three letters in caps is too much for you, you'd better take a break, Boo! :)

I remember the drive-in we had around here, and I remember getting bit up there too. No, it wasn't from my date, but from all the mosquitos.(I wasn't on a date anyway, I was with two of my brothers and my sister). Yep, I remember it well. We were watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and there had been a slight rain beforehand so there was some fog which gave it some nice atmosphere for that movie, but it also brought out those blood-suckers. I think I would have rather have been on those dangerous adventures that Indiana was going through than deal with those pests(the mosquitos not my siblings);).
There was a radio station you were supposed to be able to turn to to listen to the movie, but it didn't work, for us anyway. We had to leave halfway through the movie. It was either that or be pin cushions for the rest of the night.

Geeze. Just talking about that I am getting itchy. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35578: Mornin' Y'all! There's still one drive in operating here in SC that I know of. It's called Mo's or Big Mo's and it's located in Monetta,SC. I don't know where Monetta is though. Perhaps REV knows and we can go with him. I do know that Monetta is a real town in SC-don't think Meehawkin was though(remember Andy heard that some bad guys escaped from Meehawkin,SC and he told Uncle Ollie they were headed to Mayberry?) Never heard of it,but I could be wrong. Lot's of the towns that are mentioned on TAGS are actual places in NC-like Fancy Gap (conference call from the highway dept. on the Fun Girls episode last night).
Well,wish I could speed around with the Fun Girls today,but I've got to head off to work. Y'all have a good day!
possum under a rock