March 15, 2006 - Msg 35772: Good Evening Porch Setters!

Boo I do believe I would enjoy ajob like your brother's too only if it were the male side of the population and they were pretty to look at ;)

buckeye I see you left breakfast on me. I had pancakes this morning... anyone for left overs?

Me-They I completelty agree with you. They leave us history people out. Our jobs are dwindling. i can't stand to think that kids will stop learning about the past. Real sad.

MDC I forgive you for not remembering the song. We'll pick another... your choice:)

AFD glad my education is worth every penny.... b/c it's going to take a lot of them!

Welcome to Debbie. I found this place when I was 14 and I'll be 24 this year. It's a nice place to be and these are some nice folk to chat with. They can be your rock when you need them.

Hey back ta' Mavis and Goober and everyone elst.

Hey Spot Are you manning the griddle in the morning? How about steak and eggs?

:):):):):):):) Dixie
Be good.... If you can't be good be quick!

March 15, 2006 - Msg 35773: Update: I did a google search and she was in The Manhunt as Barney's mother. I swear, I still can't remember anyone playing Barney's mother!
~Debbie of Mayberry

March 15, 2006 - Msg 35774: Whoops! I cleaned up around here! Look at the dust fly.... I'm such a neat freak....

March 15, 2006 - Msg 35775: Sorry didn't men to step on your toes Debbie!


March 15, 2006 - Msg 35776: No problem, Dixie. I was surprised to see my post on a brand new page!
~Debbie of Mayberry

March 15, 2006 - Msg 35777: Debbie, it was a very small part she played. Barney is frisking anyone who drives past his checkpoint including Mayor Pike and then shows him frisking a lady and she says "but Barney, I'm your Mother". It has probably been edited off of most broadcasts but it's on the DVD'S.
Here's another one to think of Claudette Beamon. LOL


Nice sweep Dixie.

March 15, 2006 - Msg 35778: Thanks, Asa! Now I remember it. LOL
Whew...thought I was losin' my marbles.
~Debbie of Mayberry

March 15, 2006 - Msg 35779: Dixie it will be steak and eggs your way in the glad for ya..good seeep...gona go read..hash browns in the morning also!..grits....toast...grapr jelly...SPOT

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35780: Good morning porch. I had oatmeal trying to lose a few pounds before the class reunion in july. my son ate pancakes right in front of me. What is a four year old doing up this early anyways. Hope everyone is doing well. Im off today so I will be on all day. SHAZAM

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35781: good morning honey and dears; busy packing for trip but wanted to visit. like andy told aunt bea when she was going out of town, aunt bea will you just go or you'll be late. that's us. asa, i thought i'd destroyed all those pics of barney frisking me, an it's an election year for the mayor appear. ha. spot, thanks for breakfast. supper on mdc tonight. debbie of mayberry, are you running for city council during this election year in mayberry? where is charlotte tucker, fred goss, hazel, gomer, mayberry deputy, rev, afd, mary wiggins, homemaker and the rest of the great porch. if i didn't know better i'd think barney didn't like the mayor , he frisked me, an in one case locked me up while andy was out of town. ha... buckeye

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35782: Best wishes on your trip to Ky - buckeye. . .

Been too busy - getting ready to teach a signing class to some of the Gambling Boat people - I am hoping that it will lead to a part-time job as a consultant for their deaf clients. I can always use a few extra dollars to buy more goats, fence and goat feed.

The end of the school year is drawing near. We just got the new calendars - one of my school's start on August 14 with students. I don't know how I am going to swing that one.

Best get things done. .

Asa- give the baby some sugar from the porch.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35783: Best wishes on your trip to Ky - buckeye. . .

Been too busy - getting ready to teach a signing class to some of the Gambling Boat people - I am hoping that it will lead to a part-time job as a consultant for their deaf clients. I can always use a few extra dollars to buy more goats, fence and goat feed.

The end of the school year is drawing near. We just got the new calendars - one of my school's start on August 14 with students. I don't know how I am going to swing that one.

Best get things done. .

Asa- give the baby some sugar from the porch.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35784: To Romeena (Msg 35760), here is what I found out about Jack Prince on the internet:
"Jack Prince also made a record for Spade records that was released in 1957 - Spade Records #45-1934, Rockum Beat (Side A), I'Ve Got Troubles (Side B)"

from Poor Horatio

p.s. Haven't had time to catch up since my last post. Will do so later today.

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35785: I am going to quote you Homemaker, "-getting ready to teach a signing class to some of the Gambling Boat people-" that is something you don't hear everyday and I don't have a clue what you are talking about! haha..who are the Gambling Boat explain.

SPOT, the land is coming along slowly. Bruce has been going out there eveyday after work with his chainsaw and cutting out the smaller oaks and stacking them for firewood and such. Its clearing out. I still have not heard from the guy doing the house plans, guess it takes time. I did hear some news that I'm not sure I like. Right next to our 5 acres, there is another 5 acres that is uncleared and has been for sale, and on the other side of that is the church school my son attends. Well, I found out that the church/school just bought the 5 acres between us and the school and are planning to clear it and expand (probably build a gymnasium). That makes me nervous and my dear son said, "Hey Mom, they will probably but a big school bell right on the back of the gym". Ugh! At least it will be quiet on weekends and summers (except for those rec nights in the gym and all the basketball games..sigh). One benefit is I can just throw the kids over the fence and they will be at school! heehee

Debbie of Mayberry, you could use the name Mrs. Fife. I sure don't think there has been one here on the porch (glad you passed on Hogette).

Better go, I have a full day.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35786: Our area is blessed with gambling boats - there are three casinos within 1-2 hours from me. Indiana doesn't allow gambling on state soil but you can gamble as much as you want on the Ohio River. So Indiana makes a lot off of other states and some of those people are deaf. So - I am teaching them how to sign. And just to let you know - the closest I have been them to them is driving through the town that one of them inhabits. I work too hard to get rid of my money that way.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35787: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both Mavis and Emma! I miss you all. Have a great day. I'll see ya.
Email Rafe!Rafe Hollister

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35788: Good Mornin'!
Cracker Barrel sounds de-lish, Spot. Oh, by the way, Spot, I live right off of Roswell Rd by the river in Fulton. We're hoping to move to Woodstock by the end of the year. Apartment living isn't fun when you have an 8 year old son and 2 stepchildren.
Homemaker- My brother-in-law is a frequent visitor on the boats off the Ohio River. He'd never want to learn sign language though.
Poor Horatio- That is interesting about Jack Prince. He just seemed like a nice guy didn't he?
Rafe- We haven't heard from ya in a spell.
Shazam- Good luck on the diet. I'm on one too!
Hey to Romeena, Dixie, Asa, Ky Girl, Buckeye, Boo, MDC, AFD, & Mayberry Deputy. Is that everyone? Since we're here on the porch who's a pickin' and who's a grinnin'?
Blessings to you and yours this fine day,

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35789:
Morning Folks,

Just enough time to say hey. Sorry I have'nt had time to sit and chat a spell with you all. We have had a couple of deaths in the family my mother-in-law's sister and my Dad's sister both passed this week.

I stop by soon.
God Bless,

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35790: Happy Birthday to you today, Miss Mavis. Prayers going up for you and your sister.

Me-They: Sorry to hear about your wife's Cadbury compelsion. ; ) I kind of had the same problem around Halloween. They make those mellocreme pumpkins and I think I went through about 6-7 bags of them all by myself (I hid 'em from hubby), so they must have been my first cravings.

Haven't hardly seen my hubby for the last few days. His lineman crew is having to replace 4 steel towers that went down during the storm the other night. The tornado hit part of one of the generating stations and they have to work all daylight hours until they get it done. The lines carry the backup power for one of the hospitals in town so it's pretty important.

Prayers for all - have a good day.

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35791: Bless your heart, auh2o - prayers for your family during this time.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35792: Morning [or afternoon] yall..hey debbie,lucy,asa,boo,ro,hazel,possum,buckeye,afd,md,goober,auh2o,rafe,me-they,farrah,shazam,and all...Boo yall gona have a wood burning fire place?..I do and love it..its a stove with a will heat my whole house well....Im off to work till morning then 16 more tomorrow and my weeek is done till monday....Ro you work tonight?...lets have a early supper outside on the picnic table...grilled burgers with swiss cheese and hot dogs..baked beans and chips and orange kool aid....well will holler at yall when i get to the work 20....SPOT

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35793:
Buckeye, just pack your bags, go to kentucky, just DO it! haha Have a safe trip.
SRM- welcome back I remember you, I think, are you in Texas?
We speak of Jack Prince and in comes Rafe! complete with self portrait. haha Good to see you again.
AFD- I was going to ask for your detective work on Jack, but Poor Horatio beat you to it!
Is you hubby IBEW? I have a brother who is a high transmission lineman. He was showing me all his insulated gloves etc for handling all te wires etc!
Prayer for AUh20 and families, mavis' sister, and all in need. God bless.
LUCI- What ep has the Luci Matthews character? I have a lapse on her for some reason.
Floyd is real good on keeping us clean of speech here! Helps stop those interlopers too.
SHAZam- The lady sppeder was Elizabeth Crowley.
hey to ASA, HM and all you fine folk!

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35794:
Spot, supper sounds great! mdc

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35795: Hey MDC, yes my hubby is IBEW. Gets all that fancy equipment, too.

Another tidbit about Jack Prince is he was in a few Broadway shows, one (Destry Rides Again) with Andy Griffith.

Hey to SRM, I remember you too! Good to see ya.

Oh, just about forgot a sack of sandwiches for you to take on your trip, buckeye.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35796: Hey, AFD, so your hubby is IBEW? Gosh, I thought they had an inarculation for that these days! (heehee)

Auh20, sorry to hear about the deaths in your family. Prayers for you and the rest of the family. Thinking also of everyone else on the porch with troubles and difficulties right now. Mavis, your sister is especially on my heart, since I have experienced the same thing myself. She'll need your support for sure.

Yep,Spot, I'm working tonight. A quick supper before I clock in would be very welcome. Can I bring anything?

Right now, I think a nap is in order. It's going to be a long time until 7:30 in the morning. I hate these night shifts, but I do hate them just a tad less than I hate day shifts. Oh, well - one more time!

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

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35797:

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35798: Romeena bring some tater salad....happy b-day goober and mavis...well at work now let me get all logged in ...takes about 10 miniutes to get all my screens up and running.....SPOT

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35799:
AFD, I will add him to my prayer list! My bro tries to tell me how safe it is, and I'm sure Spot would relay the same thoughts,but it still shivers my timbers to think about, so i try not to. ha
RO, have a good shift. Just remember the idea of a purpose driven life. The good Lord has endowed you with these nursing smarts, and sometimes ya just gotta focus on the new life coming into the world! Think of each shift as a trip to Mongolia! ha God bless you!

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35800: MDC the lucy ept is when tthat man comes to town and no one knows him and he calls mayberry "My home town"...from the army...SPOT

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35801: Romeena, sorry about you having to work like that too. Them aresome long hours for sure.

auh2o, sorry about the losses in your family. Prayers for all.

MDC, Lucy Matthews was the gal Ed Sawyer was calling on.

Well, think I'll go get me a bottle of pop, go take a nap, and go to Thelma Lou's and watch a little tv.
Yep, thats the plan, a bottle of pop, Thelma Lou's and tv.
Yessiree, pop, thels, tv........


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35802: whoops spot, didn't see you there.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35803: Thanks Asa could not remember Ed Sawyer"s name..he wanted to buy the filling station also i think....SPOT

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35804: Good afternoon folks. AUH2O and MAVIS' sister have my prayers. More for all those that need them.

LUCY: The Mrs. is due on July 16, which I believe is just a few days before AFD's due date. It will be a race to delivery room. (No bettin' on the Porch, now!)

Welcome to DEBBIE. Glad to have you.

DIXIE: My boss helps judge a "History Day" each year for high school students. You wouldn't believe some of the stories. And these kids are supposed to be interested in or particularly good at history. My favorite was the kid who did a project on the Founding Fathers during the Civil War!

Have a great evening ROMEENA, SPOT, ASA, POOR HORATIO, MDC, HM, MAVIS, AFD and anyone else I forgot! Oh, and you, too, RAFE!


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35805: Thanks for the welome, Me-They. (VERY cool handle, btw! LOL)
This is a funny time of year. I wish we had that always-perfect Mayberry weather. I thought spring was on the way, but Mother Nature has decided to throw a bit more snow at South Dakota. Not to worry...I'll soon be complaining about the heat and humidity!

Debbie of Mayberry

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35806: Who was it that said "A nation that will not study history is doomed to repeat it" - or something to that effect. Was that Calvin Coolidge that said that? --Romeena

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35807: Calvin Collidge didn't say everything, Romeena! But he must have said something to be elected President.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35808: Ooops! That's Coolidge. Made a moulage out of my spelling there.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35809: ROMEENA: My Mrs. works tonight as well. This is her second night of a back-to-back. That means I'll be fixing dinner when I get home. Hey, SPOT, do you do carry out?


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35810: Yo, M-T...just drag out Aunt Bee's cookbook.
~Deb of Mayberry

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35811: "There goes the dream, the ivy covered cottage, the patter of little feet - phllfffffp!"

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35812: DEB: Are you kidding?!? She probably did everything from scratch. I'm more of a take-it-from-the-package-and-put-it-in-the-pan kind of a guy. (Actually, I do okay. Not great, but okay.)


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35813: Hey Y'all,

Just a quick talk. I need some advice from the porch. I homeschooled my almost 8yr old from kindergarden-1/2 2nd. We put him in public in January, because he has a form of dyslexia and was not reading at all. He was doing well for about 6 weeks, and still is academically. I'm just worried because he has come home saying 2 kids have called him gay; he knows all about the things adults do; and using the bad word expelling gas at inappropriate times. I'm tempted to pull him out again, but also I want to push that he's made a committment and has to stick with it. Schools out in May, but I'm afraid of how he's being damaged. What do y'all think?
It certainly isn't like when I was in school and that was only 10 years ago. Thank you!
Blessings to you and yours,

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35814: FARRAH: I don't know much about the culture of schools nowadays (my oldest is in Kindergarden and I graduated in 1984), but I will say slinging around the "happy term" as a put-down has been going on among boys at least since I was in grade school. Not that that makes it acceptable or something to ignore; to the contrary, it is unacceptable and you should talk to your son. Words can hurt, but he needs to know that others do not define him. Remember that young boys are sometimes like wild dogs and will circle and attack the weak. You need to help your son not feel like a constant victim and he probably won't be. Chances are, this will pass, so pulling him out seems a bit drastic. As hard as it is on us parents, we need to not only protect our children but also teach them that sometimes they need to stick it out in difficult situations. Ultimately only you can judge the nuances of the situation and decide which is more appropriate.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35815: Farrah, sorry that your little boy has to put up with such rubbish. Geez, and I thought it was rough in school in the '70's. I weep for our youngest generation having to put up with what has happened to our school systems.
~Deb of Mayberry

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35816: Welcome SPOT the talking dog of this porch and most of the time cook...hey all,M-T i do carry outs of food ....will get you a sack readu...aburger and hotdog and tater salad....hey farrah,mdc,md...asa is the grand daughter doing good?...well back to work...SPOT

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35817: I wanted to add that he is withdrawing from socializing outside of school. He doesn't want to go to the park nor participate in church activities. He's obsessed with pokemon and gameboy. He was up in the middle of the night playing with them. He has friends (both in school and out), but he's just not happy. His teachers say that he's doing great and is the sweetest boy. I agree with Me-They that pulling him out may be drastic. I think we'll keep him in the rest of the year, but we need to re-evaluate for the fall. Its interesting because my stepson (12) is being bullied by 8th graders at his school.
Forgot to use my TAGS name above, sorry, just a little upset today.
~Lucy (Farrah)

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35818: happy birthday MAVIS AND EMMA! trivia; garret morgan was born in paris, ky and in 1916 he invented the gas mask and july that year his brother and him saved 22 men after an explosion under lake erie. he also invented the first traffic light pole 1923. wbut he had to hire someone to promote these inventions because of there effective highly sought inventions. why? because he was african american and once disclosed cancellations poured in, so he hired a man as a double. so many great posts so i'll check back in after i get back. keep my rocker greesed. buckeye

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35819: Thanks for the welcome, Spot.
Lucy/Farrah...I sure wish I had some answers for you. I was bullied once in jr. high. by some female beast...It went on for some days...she was always 'brave' while being backed up by her goon squad. One day I just let it rip on her...verbally...and her goon squad backed off and she was nice as pie after that. They thrive on your fearful reaction to them, but if you stand tall, they show that they're really just cowards themselves.
Hey, didn't Barney do this once or twice?? :o)
Deb of Mayberry, in the ol' Salt 'n Pepper

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35820:
LUCY- I am certainly no phychologist, but as a former teacher, I seriously think you should, if you have it on tape or dvd, "accidentally" show him the Opie and the Bully episode and and talk about it afterwards. I am NOT saying that fighting is the answer to things, but taking a stand for right certainly is. And, even at his age, or maybe "especially" at his age, he needs to be able to understand and see that. Just a thought to mull over. I will be praying for you and yours.
Debbie- My wife and i once drove I-90 across South Dakota! Beautiful rolling hills with the "jelly rolls" in the fields, etc. We did the Corn Palace and the Wall Drug thing. great time.
I heard that "I Dream of Jeanne" first season has come out on dvd. She may have started as a manicurist, but I think her real chosen profession was Jeanne! ha
M-T - "He didn't?" ha

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35821:
MDC, parts of South Dakota are beautiful, but then there's that pesky 300 mile stretch before you get to the Badlands. ;o)
~Deb of Mayberry~
~shivering once again~

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35822:
Oh yes, we saw Mt Rushmore too! This was all in the 80's, and I stood right in the spot of the fake shooting scene in the coffee shop in "North By Northwest!" I think I heard that the visitor center has all been remodeled and changed since then. The black hills are beautiful. Dont thin we took the stretch you mentioned. After rapid City, we went south. I know that Lawrence Welk was from South dakota! ha, now I'm REALLY showing my age!
10-4 to Sugarplum home alone tonight! You be a good doggie!
Spot, good grub as usual. Did you get all the yard work and shed cleanout done?
"Breaker 19 for Good Buddy Fred Goss"
Ya all have a nice evening.

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35823:
BTW, if you ever watch North By Northwest, there is a great blooper in that scene where a little boy at a table in the background, plugs his ears as she pulls out the revolver! (Too many "takes"! ha)mdc

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35824: Lucy, my heart breaks for your little boy. Kids can be so cruel, and there is a "pack mentality" among kids, just as Me-They alluded to. They're all insecure, and that's how they bolster their own sagging courage, by banding together and attacking a chosen victim. There were two "Opie vs bully" stories - the one where he fought the kid who was taking his nickel, and the other was when the new kid in town broke a street light with an apple and blamed Opie. Once Opie stood up to him, the other kids faded away, and the kid went sniveling home.

I'm no psychologist, just a mother and grandmother, but my unqualified advice would be to finish out the school year since there's so little left, meanwhile encouraging him to stand up for himself, and do all you can to boost his self-esteem at home. Then over the summer, talk about it and if you dare, leave it up to him as to whether he stays home or goes back to school in the fall. He may surprise you.
It might also help to befriend a couple of the other mothers, through PTA or wherever, and invite them and their sons over some Saturday. If you can get your son together with a couple of the other kids, in a small-group setting, maybe with a project to work on, he might find he has some allies when he gets to school. Maybe the kids could make kites or something, some outdoor activity to get him away from those dratted game things. My grandsons have them, and their moms finally just set some limits and are sticking to them. Well, those are just my opinions, for whatever they're worth.

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35825: Romeena you have done a good job with the album...possum you and laci are Posted!!good job..Asa get your pic in...Ro your yard looks great...well Lucy really dont have an answer for your problem but will pray about it...well cant wait till summer with the boats and camper..jet skis..will get some good pics for the album...well back to work....SPOT

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35826: Ro - I had to laugh at your comment about my hubby being IBEW. I can just picture Andy Griffith as Will Stockdale in No Time For Sergeants saying Irvin's got the ROTC.

MDC - Thanks for the prayers for my hubby. Even with all the safety equipment, there is always the factor of human error or failure of equipment. One lineman died in a equipment failure accident about six years ago at my hubby's place of employment. It still affects many of the men who work there.

Lucy - my daughter is due July 18th.
Prayers for your son's situation.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35827: Lucy - I sympathize with your situation. I agree with Romeena in that maybe if you could develop some friendships within his school where he can have a couple of buddies - that would help.

My sons also like to use the inappropriate word for that particular biological function and I basically remind them that they will be gentlemen with some manners. I am not raising them to be any other way. And calling one a "happy person" tends to be just part of the culture.

As far as gameboys, my children are not allowed to have them. They have played with them at other houses but they find them boring compared to all the things they have learned to do instead. . .ride bikes, read books, create stories and draw. As a teacher - I just saw too many kids needing to be entertained at school because of those things that I said my would not have them.

Keep him there and once he all the way settles in and is not the new kid anymore - he will do great.

Those are my opinions - oh, I forgot, pray for him before he goes to school and when you think about it throughout the day that his day will be great, that the bullies will be defeated because of the angels protecting him while he is there.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35828: AFD I did hot line work for 18 years before taking this control center job 8 years ago...and it only takes one time so prayers for your hubby....I cut a 19,000 volt underground cable once with just leather gloves on..I was spared..things worked like they were suppose to and it knocked the line was an asumption mistake....SPOT

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35829: Farrah, I can relate to your problem. My 10 yr old son was homeschooled until a year ago. Last year we decided to put him in a private Christian school that was affordable. With the responsibilty of caring for two elderly parents (one who is disabled due to a stroke) I just couldn't give my son the attention he needed in his schooling at this point and it has been a good thing for him for the most part (my first choice is still homeschooling). I got the impression from what you said that its not just the bullying that concerns you but what he might be exposed to in the public school system. My husband and I decided against putting our son in public school mostly for religious reasons but there are academic benefits, too. I would like to suggest a book to you called, The Harsh Truth About Public Schools, by Bruce N. Shortt, who is a graduate of Harvard Law School and practices law in Houston. He has some very important things to say to Christian families and I agree strongly with his book. You can find it on Amazon, I'm sure. I think it would help you and your husband with your decision. Please consider reading it.

Well, so far Erin is keeping her room clean. I made a "star" chart today to give her merits for doing her chores, etc. I thought it might help to form some disciplines she needs. So far, she loves putting the stars on the chart (hope it lasts!).

SPOT, I plan on a wood burning fireplace, just for show mostly. It seldom gets cold enough here to need fire for warmth. Mostly I want the firewood for a firepit outside. People from Texas get a big bang out of building fires know, the whole bar-b-q thing, and sitting around the campfire.

Well, my sister just dropped by for a visit so I will be on my way. Have a great evening!


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35830:
Hi Boo, hope you had a nice visit with St. Sister, ha
That star thing sounds good, but does she like putting things away as much as she likes putting stars on the board?? (: ha
Prayer is most important for any situation. Cant tell ya how many times i prayed over my nieces and nephews.
Spot, man, you were one blessed soul! It takes a certain breed of man to do it. My brother was explaining to me one time how he could become "one with the wire" and I said that he was telling me more than i need to know! whew!
Well, on that note, have a great evening!

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35831: hay gizzmo pa looking for you find him no yahoo wiseeaglem

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35832: Snack time! block cheese and crackers and sliced summer sausage and milk....SPOT

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35833: MDC, you must mean St. Susan, haha! Erin has been monopolizing her time and they are laying on Erin's bed watching Full House together right now. Erin is ga-ga over Aunt Suzie. As far as the stars go, I just went in there a minute ago and the starchart had mysteriously gained two starts out of nowhere. It seems I neglected to tell Erin that she has to actually DO something to put a star on the chart! We will get it straight..yes, prayer is very important when it comes to kids.

Sean starts spring break tomorrow so I can sleep in a bit (I hope). I am looking forward to it. Hope ya'll all have a peaceful sleep.


March 16, 2006 - Msg 35834: Evening Porch! I did end up having a pretty good birthday, I did have a little cry this afternoon, but I figure I'll do that for a few years to come. Calvin took me out to Red Lobster & we had a great time. Hey to you Gizzmo how have you been? Lucy/Farrah Jake went through that exact same stuff when he was that age, he has always been one of those kids that could care less about "being like everyone else", dressed different, spoke his mind, etc... & he took an awful bunch of meanness because of it. I told him the same thing my mother told me, might sound harsh, but it worked for me & it worked for him. I told him, he had better not START the fight, but if one starts, he better be the one to FINISH it! A few days later, he came home & told me he stood up to the worst of the bullies, ended up in the office & handed me a note telling me I needed to be at the school in the morning. I told the principal what I had told Jake & he did tell me Jake didn't start the fight, he didn't finish it either, the principal did. 3 weeks later, that same kid was here at my house, building forts & chasing "bad guys" out of my barn with Jake. That was 10 years ago & they still talk to each other all the time. Jake tells me now, it was a matter of him being the "new kid" & they didn't respect him. I'm off to watch E.R. back in an hour. Pass the cheese Spot

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35835: Peaceful sleep?? What's that Boo I would LOVE to have more than 3 hours a night! Hard to survive on that much sleep, but I just can't seem to shut my mind & worries off.

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35836:
::gives Mavis a shoulder rub::
When I have those nights where I can't shut off my mind and go to sleep, I take a half-dose of Tylenol's Simply Sleep (one tab). It's non-addictive and if you take one a couple hours before going to bed, you fall asleep and even have that good dream stage of sleep. I guess it can't hurt to keep a package on hand. There's nothing worse than when you can't sleep...
~Deb of Mayberry

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35837:
Hello good to be back for a quick check. Just got in but heading back out in the morning for another week.
Spot..if you have breakfast early, maybe I can grab a bite with ya'll before I head out.

Mavis...sure will be praying for you and your sister.

Hope to be able to check back while on this tour. But if not, I'll see you all in about a week.
Blessings to you all!

March 16, 2006 - Msg 35838: Hey Deb and Mavis...Mav the atlanta race may get rained out her Sunday...hope not...and as far as sleep working the rotating hr"s I work its real hard but been doing it for best sleep is in the mornings at 6 when I work the night shift...cut the fan on and open a window and snooze...working the morning 6 am shift I just seem to slow down early and get to sleep at all..usually have to take a nap in the evening when I get off....sometimes we take turn naping here at work but hard to sleep in a chair...SPOT

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35839: Morning gang..about time to get toward the dog house...breakfast will be as follows:eggs your way,toast,bisquits,gravy,bacon,hand pattyed sausage,hashbrowns,grits,fresh fruit,salt, fresh ground,oj,cold milk..and a tear from my roll of paper towels..ready at 7:00 est...back here at 2 pm...will someone say grace?..SPOT

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35840: Grace! Pass the eggs!


March 17, 2006 - Msg 35841: I just wanted to say something about public schools - since I am a teacher in one. . .like everything in life, there are good ones and there are bad ones, some public schools have some wonderful Christian teachers who pray for the children in their classrooms. I am lucky that my children attend a small country school where that is so. . .then, there are the schools and teachers that make the news.

I also went to a Bible college to earn my teaching degree - and like the public schools, there were some bad eggs at Bible college as well. Just because they proclaimed to be a Christian didn't mean they proclaimed Christ.

The simple fact is that we are all humans in this world and we all have some shortcomings. There are some bad things in our world. Children in public schools will be exposed to worldly concepts. That is where we as Christian parents come in - maybe as we talk to our children and teach our children at home with our values, the friends of our children will be influenced as well.

One thing I did as a teacher was not allow the students in my classroom to take the Lord's name in vain. I simply told them He was my friend and they would not talk about Him that way. They still remember that and some of them are high schoolers now. We also talked about the Nativity and the Resurrection. How did I get around that - I simply told the parents that I was teaching vocabulary. There children had a right to know what the different symbols and pictures represented. We even made Nativity scenes. I did not have one parent protest.

Off my soap box - didn't mean to offend.


March 17, 2006 - Msg 35842: Excuse me that should have been "their children" not "there children." Oops

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35843: Top 'o the morning to the Porch! Guess we can all be Irishsters today! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Happy Belated Birthday to Mavis, Goober, Emma,and anybody else I may have missed.
auh2o,your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Rumor has it that Asa is going to dance an Irish jig for us this morning,so everybody be sure to be on the Porch. Ya don't wanna miss that!!
Have a great day and may the luck of the Irish be with you!
possum under a SHAMrock!

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35844: Morning Irish Porchsters! Happy St. Patty's day.
Now, an Irish Blessing that was always quoted at my ex-husband's family gathering for the day (St. Pat's Day was like Christmas to them)
May you be in Heaven, half an hour before the Devil knows yer dead! Of course with his family that was followed with the drink of the day~Irish Coffee, & boy I thought Otis must have made that stuff. One drink was ALL I took & back to Mt. Dew for me. Nasty stuff, that.

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35845: Good morning ASA, SPOT, HM, POSSUM, MAVIS and everyone else on the Porch today. I've pulled up a seat so I don't miss ASA's jig. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Anyone got an snakes they need driven out?

Today was "dress down" day at my daughter's school so she didn't have to wear her uniform. The Mrs. was still at work so I had to deal with the indecision and whining about what to wear. Man! Am I glad I don't have to deal with this every day. I can't imagine what it would be like if she were a teenager.

HM is exactly right about schools. There are good and bad--public, private and Christian--and there are bad apples at all. Many of our friends initially gave us grief when we decided to send our kids to a small Christian school. They thought we were saying that public schools weren't good enough academically. And that's not necessarily the case. Many public schools offer a wonderful education. My wife and I are both proof of that. We just wanted the piece of mind that the values we are teaching at home are being reinforced at school, as opposed to either being avoided or, worse, contradicted. I have a lot of respect for those who can and do homeschool their kids. Not all of us have the ability or opportunity to do so, though.

Prayers all around. Take care.


March 17, 2006 - Msg 35846: Happy St. Patrick's Day All,
Isn't it funny how most of us American's are not Irish and don't know the real meaning behind the holiday, but we celebrate it as if we are pure bloods! Is anyone having corned beef and cabbage with irish soda bread?

I want to say that I appreciate everyone's comments and prayers. My husband and I are going to continue to pray about the situation and decide. Here in Atlanta christian schools are extremely expensive ($12k-20k) plus they don't have special ed teachers for his dyslexia. His school is actually a Charter school and is very good, its just some of the kids that don't have good supervision that are the issue. I told my son, Bryson, to stand up for himself and if it continued tell the teacher, but don't be a tattletale. We'll pray and see what happens.

I totally cheated on my diet this morning. On my way to the Y, I stopped at Starbucks and got a chocolate croissant! It was tasty, but against my all fruit/veggie/rice thing I'm doing. Oh well.

Hope everyone has a great day!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35847:
Andy: Guess what his name was? DON! Wouldnt you know that his name would be Don!

I never understood the meaning of that line? Anyone have a clue why Andy didnt like the name Don?
(BTW, that was the "eating-with-his-mouth-full" old lab partner buzzard friend of Miss Peggy's)ha

I taught in the 70's and half the 80's, which was a different culture then, but I agree that there is bad and good, wheat and tares, in every school. I used to make a Christmas bulletin board complete with Nativity, and it would be in full view during P-T conferences etc. Never a problem.
I don't think the word 'diversity' was ever heard in all those 14 years. It was still a Melting Pot back then. OK Kabluey goes my soapbox!
Anyone see PrimeTime last night where 6 couples started in 6 different places in Manhattn and they were to see if they could find each other?
Within three hours 3 couples found each other at the Empire State Building and the other 3 found each other in Times Square! Reminded me of this here porch. Out of millions of chatrooms and boards, we found each other thru the common bond of our love for tags and it's values, and have become a "family" !
Well have a good day and God be with our troops today!

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35848: LUCY: Prayer should always be at the top of our list when confronting difficulties. Sound like you've got a good handle on this situation.

MDC: Andy's comment about the name was an inside joke ("Don" Knotts).


March 17, 2006 - Msg 35849: Hey MDC, that episode always bothered me because I hated seeing Andy and Peg fight, but mostly cause that is a huge pet-peeve of mine, folks who talk with a mouthful of food, or someone who is talking to you over the phone while eating.... oh man that bugs me like mad. Don't know why, just sets me off.
possum under a shamrock? Thats cute possum.
Jig starts at noon!:)


March 17, 2006 - Msg 35850: ASA: You know what? That scene with Don and the sandwich also makes me uncomfortable, too! Talking with your mouth full (and his mouth is FULL in that scene) is unmannered and plain gross. I fast forward it when I watch the episode on DVD.


March 17, 2006 - Msg 35851:
OOOOHH! NOW is get it, inside joke with DON Knotts. I'll have to check that out again.
"Where's my magazine!"
SPOT- dont let those fellow workers steal your shoes or put your blanket under the chair wheels! ha
Happy St Patrick's Day! Remember, he showed the people the concept of the Trinity, 3 distintive parts, yet one leaf! That's the rest of the story on the popularity of the shamrock!

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35852: I just read in the newspaper that St. Patrick actually did not drive the snakes from Ireland, as the legend says and I've always believed. Ireland has never had any snakes. It said that you could say he drove out the pagans, however, since he is credited with bring Christianity to the island. (Gee, that doesn't sound very "tolerant" does it?) Anyway, spreading the gospel to a whole island nation certainly is something to celebrate!

Also, evidently the corned beef and cabbage tradition on St. Patrick's Day is a purely American invention; in Ireland it is traditionally served at Easter.


March 17, 2006 - Msg 35853:
Oy vey! I just read a load of messages on "Miss Crumps Blackboard" and I must say that I wish they'd change it to a white dry erase board! That colorful text on a "blackboard" is mighty rough on the ol' eyebones.
I did like the thread about why Andy seemed so grumpy in the color episodes.
~Deb of Mayberry
~still seeing spots before my eyes~

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35854: Good afternoon, folks! I hope I didn't miss Asa's Irish jig. That will be a sight to see!

Two things on my mind today. First of all, I would ask those of you who will, to be in prayer this weekend and especially on Monday for our mission in Mongolia. Our missionary will be attending a hearing before the Mongolian Supreme Court at 11:30pm CST on Monday. Of course, it will be Tuesday morning over there. Anyway, the outcome of this hearing will pretty much determine whether the mission will be allowed to continue. Because it is Christian-based, and Mongolia is basically an atheistic country (some Buddhism and animism exists there, unchallenged) the mission is subject to being prohibited. All of this came about when a former employee, dismissed for theft and child abuse, sought revenge and filed charges with the government against us. Up until then, the mission had been rocking along, the government knew all about it but because of the good that's being done, they chose to look the other way. Now this former employee has forced the issue. So, it's a battle against the Prince of Liars. Please pray.

Another thing - today I received an email that appeared to be from PayPal, with whom I do have an account. It said they wanted to confirm a huge charge being made to my account, for a phone purchased and sent to someone in California. Then, as my indignation rose, I spotted a box at the bottom that said "To dispute this charge, click here." Pretty clever. Of course, I clicked it, and was confronted with a very official-looking form - PayPal's logo and everything - that I was to fill out. Oddly, it wanted my name, address, last four digits of my social, and my credit card number! Ha! How dumb do they think I am? Naturally, I didn't fill out or send the form, but instead contacted PayPal. It is spam, a "phishing" expedition, attempting to gather people's information and then very real charges will begin to appear on one's account. So, be warned.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35855:
Hey Deb, not only that, but it looks like Me-They started quite a moulage over there with all that talk of "Warren" and "funny" being used in the same sentence. My, Floyd may have to clean up the whole website before it's all over! haha

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35856:
Oops, didnt see you there Romeena! i sure will pray! And hey to mavis too! God bless ya dear!

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35857: Romeena, I will certainly include that Mongolia situation in my prayers. How sad would that be if that mission ended.
Thanks for the heads up about the other thing too. Lots of folks sure wanna make you part with your money.


March 17, 2006 - Msg 35858: Hey! I resemble that remark, MDC! There's been a lot of trash-talkin' the color episodes (especially the ones with Warren) over there lately so I thought I'd shake things up. (Remember when Andy and Aunt Bee were sitting on the front porch, it was evening and peacefully quiet, and Andy said,"Watch this," then started to bark and got all the dogs in town howling?) I actually like the color episodes, though not as much as the black and whites.

Prayers for the mission, ROMEENA.


March 17, 2006 - Msg 35859:
How many of you are going to purchase the color episodes when they come out on Paramount DVD? I'm still debating it...
I wish I could pick and choose color episodes, because there are some that I like and some that, well, were like TAGS "Jumping the Shark." Aunt Bee taking flying lessons, for instance...
~Deb of Mayberry~

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35860:
Me-They- how do you "resemble" a remark?? haha
Somebody's had a bit too much of that spechul occa(hic)shun elixer! I seen ya twirling around on that piano seat, i really did! haha

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35861: Thanks, everyone. You know what, I sorta like the color eps, too. Certainly they don't compare with the B&W's, though when you stop to think about it, it's the presence or absence of Barney that makes the difference, not the color. The color eps would have been just as funny as ever with Barney. I always felt a little sorry for Jack Burns (Warren). Barney was a very tough act to follow. I'm not sure anyone could have done it any better. Warren was certainly annoying, but he was supposed to be! That was the character, for heaven's sake! Why else would they have written his speech habits they way they did, huh - huh - huh? He was supposed to be irritating, and he certainly was. Pretty good actor, in my opinion.

Well, that's my two cents' worth. Don't spend it all in one place. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35862:
Deb, I hear ya. I commented once here that Andy's dancing with Opie episode is right up there with the dancing of Elaine Bennis! ha

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35863: Will I buy the color eps? Yep, I will. I want a complete set of TAGS, and that includes the colors. And Deb of Mayberry, don't be too quick to discount the idea of Aunt Bee taking flying lessons. It wasn't really so "over the top " as it first appears. I'm about her age, and I have given serious thought to taking lessons myself. I'd do it, too, if it wasn't so costly, and if I could find some reasonable justification for it, which I can't. My son is a pilot, and he thinks it would be a great idea, but agrees with me that there's really no good reason to do it. Aunt Bee had a reason - she wanted an adventure or an accomplishment to talk about. I've been to Mongolia twice, which was pretty much of an adventure, so I really can't claim that need. Still, it's something I'd love to do. Probably won't, but would like to. I say, Hooray for Aunt Bee!

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35864: I also felt sad to see Floyd's Barber shop replaced with Emmett's Fix It Shop. That just wasn't the same, either.
~Deb of Mayberry~

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35865: Et tu, Deb?


March 17, 2006 - Msg 35866:
Deb, so true, but you cant beat that scene of Emmett talking to the toaster at the end of one ep. If a man is happy at what he's doing, he is happy indeed!
Prayers for all you porchsters, families, solders etc this weekend. see ya at preaching. "I do believe he's the best pastor we've ever had!"
"Now Mr Tucker, Gomer went and got ya all keyed up again."

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35867: I agree, Deb, I hated to see Floyd's Barbershop go, too. However, that wouldn't have happened if Howard McNear had been able to continue, but his health was too bad. If I remember correctly, he passed away in 1969, not too long after the show ended, but he just wasn't able to keep up in those two seasons. In fact, in many of the last shows, you'll notice that he isn't seen walking around, just sitting or standing, and doesn't use his left hand very much. I read that they had devised a sort of a prop to help him in the scenes where he had to stand - something like the stands for Barbie and Ken dolls. It went under his barber coat, so wasn't visible. You gotta give him credit for keeping on, and wasn't it kind of Andy and the show's producers to keep him working as long as he wanted to, and was able. Lots of heart was shown on that show, in many ways.

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35868: Gang I have to read back but wanted to say hey asa,mavis,shazam,ro,me-they,hazel,mdc,deb,lucy,md,goober...and all who I missed and are missing...been busy at work till 6am...tonight its fried chicken,bisquits with white gravy,green beans,fried okra and tea....SPOT

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35869: I guess for me it always goes back to what I learned growing up. If you can't say something nice about something, then don't say anything at all. That's why I never talk about which color eps I don't like, and instead talk about the ones I do like. And there is plenty of good ones. I for one loved the one where Aunt Bee learns to fly. It shows the love Andy has for his Aunt; it's kindof a thriller in that you wonder if she'll actually be able to do it; and I can just plain relate to it. As we get older, sometimes you want to try something new and exciting.
- Hazel

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35870: Attention Race fans:..Kasey Kahne on the pole for the Atlanta race sunday!..over 192 track..newman outside pole...gordon 12..harvick 6th..jr 26th...back in a bit..truck race on ...SPOT

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35871: Good Evening',
I plan on purchasing all of the boxed sets because we only have extremely basic cable and do not get tvland. My biggest problem with the colored eps is they seem to have lost their innocense. If you think about it, that's the time when America changed (late 60's). It was no longer the Cleaver's America. I haven't seen too many of the colorized eps., but I'm sure if Andy is involved they were well done.
Hazel- I'll jump out of an airplane if you will!
Spot&Rev- Are you going to the races?
Romeena- You're right there was lots of heart on that show. Prayers for the missionaries!
Me-They- Prayers should be at the top of the list for any issue you might have, you're right. Thank you for the St. Patty's day info. Did anyone go to any parades this year?
I don't remember who lived in S.D., but there was an article on AOL about a city there being one of the best rural places to live. That's great!
I'm tired, so I'll sign off. Y'all have a wonderful day tomorrow! Rise and shine and give God the Glory.
Blessings to you and yours,

March 17, 2006 - Msg 35872: Good Evening',
I plan on purchasing all of the boxed sets because we only have extremely basic cable and do not get tvland. My biggest problem with the colored eps is they seem to have lost their innocense. If you think about it, that's the time when America changed (late 60's). It was no longer the Cleaver's America. I haven't seen too many of the colorized eps., but I'm sure if Andy is involved they were well done.
Hazel- I'll jump out of an airplane if you will!
Spot&Rev- Are you going to the races?
Romeena- You're right there was lots of heart on that show. Prayers for the missionaries!
Me-They- Prayers should be at the top of the list for any issue you might have, you're right. Thank you for the St. Patty's day info. Did anyone go to any parades this year?
I don't remember who lived in S.D., but there was an article on AOL about a city there being one of the best rural places to live. That's great!
I'm tired, so I'll sign off. Y'all have a wonderful day tomorrow! Rise and shine and give God the Glory.
Blessings to you and yours,