March 22, 2006 - Msg 36079: Everybody seems real chatty today! I wish I could hang around tonight but I need to go on to bed I am tired.

buckeye how was that nap? ;)

Dixie :):):):)

March 22, 2006 - Msg 36080: Ooops I cleaned up!


March 22, 2006 - Msg 36081: Lucy, I don't think I heard any mention of TAGS at all on the TV Land awards. Surprising, to say the least.

William Shatner is on now, on "Living in TV Land", and to put it kindly, he's an embarrassment. You'd think someone would tell him. I always liked him as the campy Capt. Kirk, but as himself, he's just way over the top, and painful to watch. I just changed the channel.

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

March 22, 2006 - Msg 36082:
I was kinda let down with the award show this year. It didn't do a whole for me.

March 22, 2006 - Msg 36083: That was supose to be "It didn't do a whole lot for me."

March 22, 2006 - Msg 36084: I had to miss the TV Land awards for bible study tonight but turned on the TV a little while ago and caught a few minutes of William Shatner "sort of" singing. All I could think was, 'What......the.......heck (but I didn't think 'heck')?? Like RO said, "painful".

Yes, MDC, I read The Strong Willed Child. In fact, Erin's picture is on the cover.

Thanks for the "Milk Spoilage 101" Horatio. heehee

I just found out tonight that my friend Ray who was to receive the kidney transplant didn't get the kidney. It seems that they damaged the kidney somehow while harvesting it from the donor. Poor Ray. He is in pretty good spirits, though, especially since this is the second time this has happened to him in a year. Wish I had better news about it but the Lord will help him. Thanks for your prayers.

Good night,

March 22, 2006 - Msg 36085: Oh REV, sometimes you can save yourself alot of embarrassment by proof-reading! Heehee


March 22, 2006 - Msg 36086: I watched bits of the William Shatner train wreck, too. The only good bit was when his grand baby was born. I once heard The guy who played Chekov (sp?) on Star Trek interviewed. He sounded like a nice guy who had good things to say about everyone on Star Trek, but he refused to talk about Shatner--sort of a "if you can't say something nice, say nothing" approach. I got the feeling that he REALLY didn't like him.

As for the TV Land awards, I don't know when it was taped but it looked like there was no tribute to TAGS or Don Knotts, but I didn't watch it to the end. It will be repeated many times, I'm sure.
~Deb of Mayberry

March 22, 2006 - Msg 36087:
Speaking of milk spoilage...when we were a military family living in Tucson, I had a half-gallon of milk that wasn't outdated and when I poured it, it was like runny cottage cheese. URK! I also recently had a carton of Silk Soy Milk that had the same problem. I contacted the company thru their web site and they were very nice and sent me lots of coupons for free Silk! It pays to whine, I guess!

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36088: Well, I'm still up, didn't quite make it to bed a while ago. Got started doing a little writing and lost track of time.

Speaking of William Shatner, I have the impression that he's a great big walking ego. He just seems to be so full of himself all the time. I've seen him in some equestrian things, and I don't care for the way he handles a horse. He's very rough, jerking them around, it's like he's trying to give the appearance of being forceful and in control. Of course, I could be completely wrong about the man, but from what I've seen, I just don't think I like him. He just comes across as pompous, arrogant and aggressive. I'd hate to be his wife.

OK, this time I'm really going to bed. The Plum has been there for some time, and has staked out the best pillow. There will be much grumbling and fake growling when I make her move.

She says 10-4! --Romeena

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36089: dixie nice sweep, i'll bet your classroom chaulk board is spotless. romeena, i agree that william shatner who turned 75 yesterday is an embarrasment but i would love to be as busy as he is at that age. hope you an plum got some rest. deb, your right star trek crew hated working and being around him, my wife is a huge star trek fan but after his star trek days she doesn't care for him on screen. boo, prayers for ray, it is so hard to have the emotional roller coaster like ray has had. rev, where are you headed next? any new recordings on the drawing board? good morning to the rest of the porch. BREAKFAST IS AT CRACKER BARREL, EAT HARDY IT'S ON FRED GOSS, WON'T HE BE SURPRIZED WHEN HE GETS HOME. buckeye

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36090: asa, just checked out miss mariah's picture and what a cutie, going to be a heartbreaker for the fellows trying to take her to the dances if you will drive them. like opie. seriously a beautiful baby. i forget whose hudson belongs to but my grandfather on my dads side was named hudson thomas. wake up mdc, spot or we'll eat craker barrel out of home. buckeye

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36091: Morning Dears.
Thanks for all the kind words about Mariah. She has stole my heart for sure.
And thanks Romeena for posting her pictures. Her and Possum's Laci are indeed the next generation of TAGS fans.
Romeena, did I send you a picture of Barney? I thought I did but I didn't see it. If you need another one let me know.

Well we are off on a 7 a.m. flight tomorrow morning for sunny southern California. We just love spending some time on the beaches there. Love the specific ocean. It's even bigger than Old Man Kelseys ocean. So I don't know if I'll get a chance to post before I leave or not. Y'all be good and keep my rocker dusted till I get back. Thanks friends.


March 23, 2006 - Msg 36092: Ok, I posted twice last night & now they are gone? The Count?

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36093: ASa - don't get swsept away in the tides- you know that old saying "Beware of the tides of March!"

Missed the TV Land awards - oops. I am SURE they will be reran and reran and reran.

Talk to you all soon. . .


March 23, 2006 - Msg 36094: "Gentlemen, I have an announcement...Count Istvan Teleky exsists!"

RO, one good thing about Shatner is that he is pretty darned funny when he is trying not to be. I just loved him as Captain Kirk; he was just a smorgasboard of manliness (hehe) and he looks great for 75.

Wow, hope ASA has a great time on the pacific coast, it is some kind of beautiful. I know he needs a break from the snow.

Yes Buckeye, I am sure Ray is dissapointed but he really has an amazing att-tude. He has had both legs amputated below the knee, is on dialysis and still spends his time serving others in need. He spends his days operating the local Salvation Army and you just never hear him complain. He ends up in the hospital every now in then with infections in his legs but acts like its no big deal. Amazing guy. He's like the Energizer Bunny.

Well, I am trying to get ready to get out of town today for San Antonio. Sean still has a cough and wants to go see the dr today so I will take him in a bit, then come home and pack. I will think of you all when I am at the drive-in with my Pepsi (in Ro's honor). Take care.


March 23, 2006 - Msg 36095: Hi Porch Pals! Now, don't y'all go talkin' bout my Bill Shatner! I didn't see the special, but PBS ran a show last week called "How William Shatner Changed the World", it was about science and how we've grown by leaps and bounds with all out electronal marvels - since the 60's - and how many of our greatest scientists and inventors were influenced by Star Trek. How the idea for Cell Phones came from the communicator... it was a real interesting show. And Bill really hammed it up. Ro I agree, he handles the horses too roughly.

Y'all have a good day and act like somebody. Travilin' mercies for Asa!!
~ Mrs. Wiley
Andy: "See the dots on this tie? If you look at em real close then move it away, you still see the dots. Wanna see?"

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36096: Buckeye- I'm baaack! Hope ya all ate hardy! I gotta do 3 cattle runs just to pay the bill! harhar. Boo and asa, ya all have safe trips, and be kind like malcom merryweather. I heard about two truckers who shot at each other at a truckstop in Arizona, just because one cut in front at the pump. Land sakes, they are just wounded, but thats ridiculous to be acting that way. crazy.
Home for a few days so i will relax with tags.
I think last good William Shatner was his Rescue911 show.
Well more later, check yer pockets,
Fred Goss

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36097: This is going to be quick because its cleaning day! While I was cleaning my bedroom and bathroom I was listening to the cast interviews on They are really wonderful and you should hear them when you have the time. If you've never heard them or its been awhile, I recommend spending some time with your friends.

Okay, back to cleaning. The living room, kitchen floor, and the dreaded son's room is all that's left! Be back in a spell!
Oh, welcome home Fred Gross and safe travels Boo & Asa.
Blessings to you and yours
~Lucy Matthews
Boo & Ro bring a Pepsi this way!

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36098: 'Mornin', honeys and dears. For the Bill Shatner fans out there, don't get me wrong. I luuvvved Capt. Kirk! What a hunk, and so "in charge". And I'm also impressed with his energy and activity at his advanced age (why, he's even older than I am!) As for the influence that Star Trek had on today's technology, I think the credit for that goes more to the writers. The script would have been the same, the same ideas suggested, even if Gomer had been playing Capt. Kirk. I loved the way Shatner played him so campy, almost tongue-in-cheek. Sometimes you wonder how he kept a straight face. Now Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is another story. (Swooning right now, about to fall out of chair.) When he would bark "Make it so!" that was just too, too much!

Fred, you stay out of the way when the lead goes to flyin' at those truck stops. Of all the stupid things for two grown men to do. Cut him off at the gas pump, did he? Now that's really something to shoot a man for. I say just punch him in the nose and let it go at that! (teehee)

Some good friends of mine lost their beloved Maltese about a year ago, and last week they got a new puppy. Named him Oh! Reilly. Isn't that cute? They'll call him Reilly, of course. He's just a little fluff ball, and is adorable. Makes me think of the Plum's baby days.

Well, a bite of lunch, then a nap, then to work. Yep, that's the plan. A bite of lunch, then a nap, then to work. That's the plan? Hmmm! I gotta get a better plan!

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36099: Oh, my! I just saw a distressing sight. A flock of pigeons came in for the feed I just put out, and one of them has not one, but two broken legs. It can't stand up at all. It flutters down, uses its wings like a parachute, and just plops on its belly. Then it more or less "swims" across the yard, using its wings. The legs don't appear to work at all. It flies very well, though. I hope it will do as well as the one I saw last year with one broken leg - stuck straight out at a right angle. Gradually, the leg moved downward, and in a few months the bird was walking on it. He's still around, I see him every day. Leg is still a bit gimpy, but he can walk. Now this one today -- I don't know. Looks pretty bad, poor thing. I wish I could help him, and I'd be happy to try, but as I said, he flies quite well.

I frequently see birds of all kinds with leg injuries, and I have a theory. I think they're getting them snagged in those net things that companies put over their trees to discourage the birds from roosting in them. Then when they try to fly, with their leg caught in that net, they break that little toothpick leg. My very own hospital put those nets on our Bradford pear trees, and I didn't like it. Told 'em so, too, but it didn't do any good. In the first place, it looks stupid. Who ever heard of a tree wearing a hairnet?

Well, 'nuff of that. Sorry, I'm just upset over that poor little pigeon. I'll keep an extra measure of cracked corn out on the stones so he doesn't have to search for food.

Sugarplum says 10-4! (again) --Romeena

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36100: HI ALL. I POP IN LAST NIGHT AND NO ONE SAW ME THERE.


March 23, 2006 - Msg 36101: Hi, Tom. I'm so sorry you're having computer problems. That can really be annoying. I hope you can get it fixed soon. --Romeena

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36102: howdy tom, i think a lot of us missed you cause the porch was swept shortly after your post. we pray your puter problems are short lived. fred goss, it seems more and more crazy old west crimes than ever, keeps up we'll see gunfights in the streets.lucy matthews, we'll send otis over and you can be the warden to help with your cleaning. mrs wiley, sorry about cpt kirk but like i said if we can do as much as he does when were 75 we will be blessed. let's all go to red lobster for dinner, we'll put it on mayberry deputy. this is womans recognition month, mary keis was the first woman to receive a u.s. patent for weaving silk into straw hats. in 1956 bette invented liquid paper. she sold it to 3m for 47 million doloars plus royalties. a 3m chemist named patsy sherman invented scotch guard. hello romeena, mavis and asa. where's mdc? buckeye

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36103: HI THERE.


March 23, 2006 - Msg 36104:
Buckeye- I'm right cheer! In fact, I watched that episode last night where Andy goes thru Romeo and Juliet. In fact if there are any more ladies out there lookin' for a good name, there's always hannah carter of the Cater and Wafefield's feud! ha.
I like Andy's line: "He plum kissed her flat on the mouth!"
Buckeye, also 'round my house EVERY month is woman's recognition month! ha She said I BETTER recognize her or else I'm in BIG trouble! ha
Post It Notes were first concieved by a Pastor who wanted to mark the thin pages of his Bible, but didnt want to rip the pages by putting in notes with regular tape.
TOM- good to see you man! Hope all is well in West Virginie.
KY girl breezed thru faster than Jr at bristol!
Romeena, too bad you cant snare em like Gomer and then put little splints on. Youre a nurse, youll think of somethin!
One old StarTrek that i like is when Scotty is explaining to Kirk why he brawled with the Klingons. It WASNT because they insulted Kirk, which they DID, but because the insulted the Enterprise! ha
DEB, MAVIS, HM, LUCY AND MRS WILEY, good to see ya, and fred too. Safe travels to Boo and asa.

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36105: Ro, when we were kids we had a parakeet whose legs wouldn't work(don't know how that happened) just like that pigeon. My brother brought it home from school one day, and I can't remember from what class or why they had it or why they were getting rid of it, but that little guy really had a lot of chutzpa. He didn't let not having any legs stop him from doing anything, and he was one sassy parakeet. Animals have an amazing way of not letting things get to them, it seems. They just go about their business any way they can and I don't think they really want pity from anyone. At least I know that parakeet didn't. He was one tough cookie. It looks like that pigeon has that same sort of spunk.

-Sterling Holobyte

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36106:
Ooops, forgot to say (just found it in the back of my mind)"I'd like to set and jaw with ya
a little while longer, but I's got to move on.
Partin is such sweet sorrah...."

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36107:
Hey sterling, didnt see you settin there! mdc

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36108:
QVC is having an all-day cooking show. I get weak-kneed seeing all this cool stuff, even though I hate to cook! Aunt Bee would have a field day. I did order their Waring Waffle Maker--don't know if I'll cancel or not--I often change my mind, since it IS my prerogative! LOL
~Deb of Mayberry
~who loves cooking gadgets and cookbooks but hates to actually cook

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36109:
Not too many porchsitters tonight!
Maybe youre all having supper at Red Lobster!

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36110:
Hello porch family.
You're right MDC, the porch is a little empty tonight. But it's good to see the one's that are here.

OK Boo...proof-reed...oops, I mean proof-read..I got it:)

Thanks Tom for those kind words. So glad you like that song. I wrote it one day after riding by a playground full of children playing. Thanks again brother.

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36111: Just got back from the mall with the kids...guess what MY EPT IS ON.....SPOT

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36112: Evenin' Y'all!
I'm pretty tired tonight, but I wanted to say "hey" and "Nighty-night"! Hope everyone has a real good day tomorrow!
Blessings to you and yours,

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36113: night Lucy..............SPOT

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36114: Wish I was eatin at Red Lobster, love those crab legs! Instead I been fighting race traffic all day & came home to eat a deviled ham sammich. Spot be sure to keep the heat on for us tonight, supposed to get snow on my side of the porch. Asa that Barney is sure cute, but I think he needs a bigger bone to chew on. LOL
Tom I wish you weren't having computer problems, but I sure am glad you can still get to the porch. Hey to everyone sitting & rocking tonight, I'm heading to the email box.

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36115: Well guys it's with a heavy heart I join you tonight. March has not been a banner month at our house. I've been having troubles in school but I gave that over to God an decided to stop stressing. Then this week rolled around. I lost my dog. She was the sweetest thing. She was a small breed ( something I have always wanted) Named Ella ( short for Cinderella ). She was so precious and I miss her so much. And then when I got home tonight my mother tells me that my brother saw his golden retriever Bo get run over this afternoon. Mama said she petted Bo while he was dying. My dad offered to put Bo down for Matt but Matt said no he was his dog he would take care of him.

My brother and I get real attached to our animals. And I hate to see him so upset and on top of my mood over my dog too....

I just needed to share before I broke down and cried myself sick.

Pray for Matt please. I know this is very hard on him.

Dixie :.)

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36116: Mavis heat o ya, and about 3 pounds of legs to ya garlic butter sauce,hush puppies [no relation] slaw...........tea.............SPOT

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36117: Dix prayers ...for ya...........SPOT

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36118: I-Hop on me .........SPOT

March 23, 2006 - Msg 36119: Dixie I am so sorry, thoughts & prayers to you & your brother.
Spot thanks for the heat & the crab legs.

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36120: Hay porch think you for all you great words, srm , srtand for stevieray meadows it dosnt get more hillbilly than that.... somei=one asked about my son colin , he has masssive brain damage. but my wife is an angle and has givin up most of her life too take care of him and almost pushed her overthe edge.... where doing OK so think for your prayers. said I was gooing to paint the porch just need to know what brand of paint ....SRM

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36121: Dixie,
Prayers for you and your brother. I am sure Bo and Ella brought both of you much joy. May God grant you both more joy-filled relationships with animals sometime in the future.

We may get a few snow flurries today on this end of the porch. I can tell you for true, I am READY for spring!
* * *@ @ @
{ { { { { {
Well, I am not at all sure how that is going to turn out, but I am hoping it will look like spring flowers!

Have a wonderful Mayberry Day all!
Mary Wiggins

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36122: SRM
Prayers for you and your family, too. How old is Colin? It sounds like your wife is an angel.

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36123: good morning porchsters. tom, great seeing you. mdc, i know what you mean about everyday is ladies day, butif i stick my foot in my mouth , i find if i can duck and kiss her flat on the mouth my chanes improve. ha. deb of mayberry- like my dad use to say when my sister or mom was looking at the family circle mags, ladies can you save the best pics of food, if times gethard then these pics will either jog my memory or be mighty tasty. dixie, prayers for you and your brothers loss. god has away of in time sending you another pet that you can't resist. an original to be sure because god doesn't make copies but special. mavis, sorry you have had to eat a deviled ham sandwich last night why don't we try and get asa to take us all to red lobster tonight ? BREAKFAST ; KY COUNTRY HAM, RED EYED GRAVY, HOME MADE BISCUTS WITH A FEW THAT ARE SMALL BISCUTS, REMEBER THOSE SCRAPS OF DOUGH ROLLED UP AND BAKED, OMLETS OF CHOICE, AMERICAN FRIES WITH GEORGIA ONIONS SOME TATERS BURNED FOR YOUR EATING PLEASURE. FLAPJACKS, FRESH FRUIT, COFFEE, MILK, TEA, LATTE' .boy that will be living igh on the hog won't it. ha. prayers for all in need. SRM,prayers for your son colin , yoy and your family. buckeye stepping ff the porch to stretch my legs a bit. buckeye

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36124: SO sorry Dixie - I feel your pain. . .I still miss my baby Bandit who passed away - when I walk in the house I still think I see him out of the corner of my eye lying on the couch playing possum. You will be okay -

I am ready for that breakfast Buckeye- I hope you are as good a cook as Spot. . .

Getting ready for SPRING BREAK!!!Yee haw!


March 24, 2006 - Msg 36125: Good morning, all. SRM, I just cannot imagine what it takes to care for a child like Colin. I've always believed that God gives the special children to special people, those who have the love and strength and patience to care for them. God bless you and your family.

Oh,Dixie, that's so sad. I fully understand how much you can love a pet. My little Plum is just almost a part of me, and I can't imagine losing her. Just as soon as you can muster up the strength, get yourself another little companion, and your brother should too. Not to replace the ones that are gone, but to make a new place for themselves. Your heart will stretch to accommodate them, believe me.

I just got home from a 12-hr shift, and am tired. I think I'll skip breakfast and just go to bed. See you all this evening. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36126: homemaker, great seein you again. i'm a fair to middling cook, mostly old southern cooking cause i don't want to rise above my raing, ha. and besides have you seen the prices in stores lately it's enough to make aunt bea invite folks over to clara's for dinner. have a great friday everyone. buckeye

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36127: Thank you to everyone for your sympathy. It means a lot to me. I feel better this morning. Still sad. All we have left is our oldest dog Mooch. She's getting on up there and she looks so sad and lonesome out there.

Well on the lighter side of things I don't have to go to school for two days next week. I get a long weekend which is nice. I think I'll do something to pamper myself. Sounds nice

I'll check in later.

Dixie :):):)

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36128: Dxie- I'm so sorry that you're having such a bad March. It's 3/4 of the way better if that helps. I will be praying for you and Matt.
SRM- Sounds like both you and your wife are Angel's!
Mary Wiggins- I like your flower designs, cool.
Buckeye- I'll always take Ky Country ham like my Grandmother makes. Have you ever had a Ky Hot Brown? I made 2 nights ago and my husband gobbled it up!
Homemaker- Our spring break begins 4/1. Are you travelling anywhere?
Romeena- Have a nice nap and come back tonight!
Mavis- Is there ever this much traffic in Bristol when its not race week? I live in Atl and there's traffic 24/7! Actually I'd better skedattle because rush hour begins in 2 hours (2 on Friday's).
Y'all take care!
Blessings to you and yours,

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36129:
SRM- You can paint the porch, just please don't let Don Rickles do it! haha Or Andy and barney will have to go over and re-paint! ha
Buckeye- As Andy would say: "How did I manage to fit that WHOLE foot into my mouth!" ha True, a little jaw sugar helps to smooth over them "non-recognition" momnets.!
Lucy- time to cook up some hog jowls and fried cabbage! MMM Goood
Was the Stranger in Town ep the only one with the different Floyd the barber?
Dixie, hang in there. Prayers for you and yours and all porchsters. Great to see our troops get those hostages out safe. But too bad thier organization bit the hand that saved them! I sure dont understand that one! Ok, box put away.
Prayers for all porchsters soldier relatives. God bless.
Hey to Mary, Homemaker, Romeena, mavis and all!
have a great freedom-loving maayberry day!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36130: lucy, i wondered why that ky stuff disappeared so fast the other night, hubby got it yeah? sterling, i know how your parakeet felt my legs don't always work so good anymore either. mdc, we do seem to get ourselves in fixes sometimes. spot, are you cooking for us this weekend. dixie, are you going to get some down time this weekend, rest? MAYORAL DECREE;;; LET SPRING OFFICALY BEGIN AND SET WINTER SOMEWHERE ELSE. mayor buckeye

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36131: Good afternoon, everybody! I need your help. Remember I told you about our newest canine member of the family, little Bentley, who belongs to my son and DIL. Well, that little nine week old baby has been diagnosed with Parvo! Makes me sick. They've already bonded with him, and are willing to do what it takes to try to save him. I, however, am of the opinion that the breeder should definitely be involved in this. They have had the puppy six days, and he has been sick since the fourth day. Since the incubation for Parvo is 6-8 days, or so I've been told, then it seems obvious that he was exposed before they got him. Mavis, what's your take on this? What would you say the breeder's liability is? Just giving them their money back and euthanizing the puppy is not an option. They love the little guy. I think the breeder should refund their money and let them keep the puppy, and they will pay his vet bills, gambling on the 50/50 chance the vet has given them for his survival. Does that seem fair to you? If he dies, the breeder is not out any more than he would have been if the puppy had died in his possession, but my son and DIL will have nothing but broken hearts and cancelled checks to show for the whole endeavor.

My poor little crippled pigeon is sitting out there in the yard, all alone. I feel so bad for her. Yes, it's a hen - the males have been trying to court her, broken legs don't seem to bother them. I'd so love to help her, but she flies away when I approach. Poor thing can't perch on the birdbath, so I've set a pan of water on the ground. Nature can be so cruel at times.

Well, sorry for such a gloomy conversation, but friends are in it for the long haul, the good and the bad, I guess. Thanks, folks!

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36132: Romeena, that really stinks. I am so sorry that little pup is sick. Regardless of what the breeder does or doesn't do, the poor family will feel the loss if he doesn't make it. My prayers are with them.

Dixie, I'm sorry your March has been so rough. I hope and pray things will get better for you quick. Losing an animal is very hard. Some folks don't get it, but we all do here.

Well we had some things come up at the last second and caused us to postpone our trip till next month sometime. Darn it! Nothing serious, but sure am glad we became aware of it before we left, or we would have had to fly right back. So all is well.

Boo, is your Dad doing ok? You said he had some swelling in his legs. That's a concern. Did he get to the Doctors?

And is your Mom ok? Did they get her heart problem worked out? Prayers for you and yours.

Spot, whats for dinner? I'm starved!


March 24, 2006 - Msg 36133: MESSAGE REMOVED
March 24, 2006 - Msg 36134: ??

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36135: MESSAGE REMOVED
March 24, 2006 - Msg 36136: Hello to all. This is my first visit to the porch. I have enjoyed reading your messages and the encouragement you give one another. I look forward to checking in from time to time and sittin a spell. Thanks Big Maude

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36137:
I just let Floyd know of those couple of posts. I'm sure he'll be on it soon.

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36138:
Welcome big maude. Dont mind them interlopin' posts, we just give em Barney's freeze. ha
Hope you do make it back.
Well gang, I got the shocker of my life today, and ask for your prayers. It doesnt even have to do with my mom, but my JOB! About a year ago Renal Care got bought by an international company, Fresenius, and they are just now starting their "cost cutting" which includes a lot of middle management, of which I am! They gave us 1 WEEK's notice! Wow! there is a severance of about 60 days, but I really thought i would make it thru. So there may be a bit less porch sitting and a lot more Monster sitting! I know the Lord provides, as he did with me at RC for 6 years, but the way your prayers did miracles for my mom's condition,(she has been doing reaslly good lately) I ask them in this situation too. Thanks, You folks are the best. Those common Mayberry values really do stand out!
Hope to visit on Sunday!

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36139: MDC - Sorry to hear about your job.I haven't gone through that in a lot of years but I remember how stressed out I was. Wish you find something you enjoy and with good pay soon as you want.
Hope to hear some good news from you in the future. Take care!
Marty from Mountain Top.

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36140:
MDC...Prayers for your job situation. I know that this must weigh heavy on you but be assured that you are being prayed for. (PTL for your mom)

Dixie..Prayers for you and your brother.

Welcome Big good to have you...just grab a chair and rock a while.

Be blessed everyone

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36141: Evenin' Porch,
Does it seem to y'all that when it rains, it pours. This porch is obviously not screened in and we're getting drenched!
Dixie, Romeena, and MDC prayers are goin' out. MDC is right that the best person to go to when there are trials and tribulations turn to the Lord.
Floyd- what's with the interlopers? We haven't had any in a few weeks. I really liked your interviews on
Welcome Big Maude and Marty from the mountain top.
Asa- Sorry you couldn't go on your trip. Better luck next time.
Buckeye- Yeah, my husband got it all! Those hot brown's really are yummy, and fattening, but is there any other way?!
Spot- where's breakfast tomorrow?
I actually have a bit of good news. Do y'all remember me telling you about my son being called "gay" and picked on a bit? Well, the main boy who was doing the picking has left his class, hooray!
Y'all take care and have a wonderful evening, well, what's left of it anyhow.
Blessings to you and yours,
Hey to everyone I didn't mention above!

March 24, 2006 - Msg 36142:

MDC I'm so sorry. You have my thoughts and prayers.

Welcome to Big Maude

I'm feeling okay now. I still miss Ella but at least we have one dog left. And she is a sweet old thing.

Thank you again for thinking of my brother and myself.

Dixie Belle :):)

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36143: Hey Folks,
Cleaned up....Next time, when you let me know there's trouble...please let me know where (the front porch, miss crump's, etc) and which messages you want me to look into. The first few e-mails I got didn't tell me where there was trouble, just that there WAS trouble. Makes it hard for me to find. -- Floyd

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36144: Hey Big SPOT the cook around here....sorry about yesterday gang....been doing yard work....gona go read the archives now...tonight its gona be crock pot b beef stew....will someone make some corn bread?...thanks Floyd,hey Rev,boo,mfd,md,lucy,farrah,dixie,asa and all the good old gang....missed yall!....SPOT

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36145: I told you the trouble was at the front porch in my e-mail, Floyd. Hope that helped. thanks for cleaning up for us! Welcome to Big Maude!
- Hazel

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36146: Hazel, I'm glad you're ept. I, on the other hand, was one of the bubbleheads who just yelled for help and said not a word about where, when, or what. Guess I expect Floyd to be psychic. I'll try to do better in the future. When Floyd is willing to work so hard to help us around here, the least we can do is point him in the right direction!

It's a perfectly gorgeous day here today. Bright sunshine, clear sky, and cool but not cold. My grass is such a beautiful green, but it needs mowing badly. My yard man hasn't gotten into the swing of things yet, and it's been two weeks since he mowed. He came by yesterday evening and was shocked at how high the grass is. Said he'd be back today. I hope so. If he doesn't show, homemaker, I may be calling on you to see if I can borrow a couple of goats. Have you got any that just eat grass and leave flowers alonw? Just don't send Jimmy - he mostly eats dynamite, and I don't have any of that for him.(teehee)

Well, away I go. Lots to do today. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36147: Afternoon Porch! Just got a minute then gotta get back to working on my website.
Lucy yes there is ALOT more traffic when the race is here, they tell us that when it is, Bristol, TN is the 3rd largest city in TN for that weekend! The track seats 160,000 folks.
Ro It is DEFINETLY the breeders responsibilty. If your son wants to take her to court, he will win. The puppy should have been vaccinated for parvo starting at 4 weeks, again at 6 weeks & again at 9 weeks, that is how I vax mine when I have babies. Parvo is fatal if not caught in time & even then, it can still kill them. Makes me so mad...there is NO reason any dog should still be dying from this when there are vaccinations to prevent it! How is the puppy doing?
Floyd thanks friend for fixin the problem, I didn't see it, but don't think I want to.
Spot & all my other race buddies, it's snowing here & they are having a heck of a time getting any of the races, qualifying or practices complete. Hope they get the track dry soon, I want these people to go home, not stay extra days because races have to be rescheduled.
Off to act like somebody.

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36148: Good afternoon to all. Just checking in. Doing my usual Saturday job... laundy and cleaning. Made a big crock pot of chili beans. weather has turned cold here so I thought that would be a good
warmer uper. Have a good day and thanks for rolling out the welcome mat. Big Maude

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36149: hey all watching the snow hold up the race at Bristol...welcome MAUDE and MARTY,,,howdy SPOT
MDC prayers are with you buddy

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36150: Ella is back! My mom and I found her just a few minutes ago down the road near the river!


March 25, 2006 - Msg 36151: Dixie, great news!

When you said you lost your dog, I thought she had passed away. I didn't realize you really "lost your dog"! I am so glad you found her. I hope she is no worse for the wear!

Mary Wiggins

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36152:
I think I'll bring out my TAGS DVD's tonight. I'm in a Blue Funk and this might help. It usually does.


March 25, 2006 - Msg 36153: Wow, I thought the same thing Mary Wiggins did - that Ella had passed away. I'm so glad she's back. What a relief for you.

Yep, Deb, a few eps of TAGS will raise your spirits. I'll probably do the same thing, just because I enjoy them.

Little Bentley is still hanging in there - we're hoping he'll make it. Then I hope my son will at least insist on that breeder reimbursing him for the hundreds of dollars he's spending to save the little guy. If the puppy dies, then I think the breeder should reimburse him for the medical costs and give back what my son paid for the puppy as well. Ridiculous.

Well, guess I'll think about some supper around here. Spot, what are you cooking? I could make some corn bread and some slaw. Would that fit in anywhere?

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36154: Romeena Im still here...put 500lbs of 10-10-10 on my yard today....whew...been getting the yard work done and chips put to read the archives...being off from work I am really getting things done ....Ro you bring the corn bread and slaw and I will throw some ribeyes on the grill,green beans,taters and tea...hey to all,hazel,md,mfd,asa,buckeye,Rev.,floyd,dixie,m-t,lucy,farrah,...let me lite the grill...back cold here in ga...freeze warning tonight...SPOT

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36155: Evenin' Y'all. It's been a long day-starting at 5:30 this morning when my mama called me saying she was real sick and needed me.Turns out that despite having taken the flu shot,she caught the flu! Doctor said that is happening with high risk patients (elderly and poor health like my mom.) She's feeling a bit better now,thank goodness.
Dixie,I'm very happy that your dog returned!! Yay! Great news!
Welcome to Big Maude!What part of the porch do you sit on? I'm on the Southern side(South Carolina).
MDC,I can imagine how the job situation is worrying you. I will keep you in my prayers.I strongly believe that when one door closes,another one opens.I hope things turn out even better than you're hoping for.
Romeena,that cornbread would go great with the chili Big Maude made-if she's got enough for all us hungry buzzards that is! Not sure about chili and cole slaw,but then again,some people will eat anything-right, Asa? Ha!
Well,I'm just about worn out,so I think I'll get ready to call it a day. Have a good night all!
possum under a rock

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36156: Evenin' Porch. Lucy, glad to here that other boy is somewhere else. We got back home a little earlier this evening from my sister's home about an hour and a half drive from here. She had a graduation party for her son, they decided to go the home schooling route because of bullying problems at the school. The education turned out just fine and my sis learned or relearned a lot also. We had a very nice party with relatives and neighbor friends. It was too cold to have the party outside so we set up the outdoor porch table in the living room. we brought our cole slaw and others contributed their specialties.
Marty from Mountain Top

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36157: Romeena, a couple eps of TAGS did the trick, I think! Watched a couple from Season 3.
Pa, just what CAN you do with a grown woman?

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36158: Hey Mayberry Deputy, thanks for the welcome and hey to Big Maude, Romeena, Hazel,homemaker, Deb,possum.., Spot Floyd and the rest of you on the porch this Saturday evening.
Floyd: if your on the porch, I think the problem reaching Mayberry at work must have something to do with the narrower bandwidth road they hooked up to, must be causing a bottleneck, there are literally thousands on the system and some sites just seem to be more of a problem than others. If I just keep plugging away I can eventually get through. At home the big mac is fine.

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36159: Msg 36158 from Marty from Mountain Top

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36160: How very rude of me, welcome Big Maude & Marty I'm not normally rude, I do mind me ammennies most of the time. (I just love that ep)
It's cold here on my end of the porch too Spot

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36161:
Welcome to Big Maude, AKA Barney's Voice Coach...heck,her name escapes me at the mo.


March 25, 2006 - Msg 36162:
Hello everyone...Mavis, Spot, Marty, Deb, Ro, Possum, Mary, Dixie, MD, Big Maude, Hazel and all the rest.
South Carolina side of the porch is cold too. Freeze warnings.


Possum...prayers for your mom. A lot of folks getting the flu bug.

Spot...the ribeye was just right. And Ro the cold slaw and cornbread topped it off.

You all take care and have a wonderful church service in the morning.

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36163: I'm a happy camper. Got to work in the yard for several hours today and that always makes me happy. Tired, but happy. Planted some new iris, lots of begonias, some Gerbera daisies, and then around the fishpond I put some ivy, fern, watercress and sedum. Rescued some petunias that had been dug up and set aside, then forgotten, when we were working on the pond at the first of the week. Found them and tucked them back in, too. Pulled up a bunch of peppermint. Mercy, that stuff is invasive! I never dreamed I'd be actually WEEDING peppermint out of my flowerbeds! Anybody want some? Be sure to plant it in a container.

Well, I'm off to the ironing board. Want to be alert for preaching in the morning, as our pastor is never "as dry as dust". He's always got some new and fresh word, and I don't want to miss it.

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36164: Gosh MDC, sorry about your job situation. My prayers are with you. But you know what? I think you will get snatched up soon by another company, and as I think someone already said, this change may even turn out to be an unexpected windfall of good fortune. You never know what opportunity is waiting right around the corner.
You are a smart man, and a good man, and any smart company would be privileged to have you. So I wouldn't worry myself too much if I were you.

Have a good night everyone!
-Sterling Holobyte

March 25, 2006 - Msg 36165: Dang Romeena, you never quit with that yard of yours, do you?!
But I guess that's why it looks so great!
I should take some pointers from you.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36166: Good Sabbath porch. My goodness you folks have been chatty. Good to see.
Dixie, I like a few others as*umed your dog had died too. Glad that was not the case and she was found.
MDC, Sorry to read about your job situation. Don't get discouraged. I bet something good is on your doorstep. My prayers go with you.
Welcome to Big Maude. I think you'll like it here. And I know we'll like you cause you're already talking about food! (yer right possum)
Deb, the other name your thinking of (Barney's voice coach) is Elinora Poultice. Almost hard to believe they was the same actress huh. Must be the Actress of the woman.
I think I already hollered hey to you Marty, but if not...HEY!
Well woke up to 2 inches of fresh snow this morning. That reall hurts when we was supposed to be on the beach at Ventura California. (big sigh)
Reckon I'll go watch some talking heads pound on the President. On second thought, I'm getting tired of that, maybe I'll go read the sunday paper and read about how rotten the President is. Hmmm, maybe I'll just go find a good book.


March 26, 2006 - Msg 36167: You're right, Asa. I wonder how long it will be before someone tries to pin Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance on ole W? --Romeena

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36168: Ssshhh Ro don't give them any ideas, only reason we haven't heard that yet is cause they haven't thought of it. Asa I'm sorry you aren't at the beach & instead are enjoying snow, if it makes you feel any better, I'm not at the beach either. Hey Dixie I'm so glad Ella is back! Now, you need to send some pics to Ro after all, alot of us "watched" you grow up, sure would like to know what you look like now. ;) Hope the race gets to run today, but since it's snowing AGAIN, I don't look for it to happen.

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36169: Hey Asa, we also got a couple of inches of wet snow in NE Pa. last night, it's already melting away.
Yo Spot , you did remember your ammennies, we said hey at the front porch last week at my first visit when I met some of your friends like B00. Sterling and MDC. Thanks again for the welcome. I've been trying to keep track of my ammennies also- don't want to get too much like Ernest T was before his social training. I heard you mention it was cold at that south end of the porch. A friend I work with bought a home in Pawley's Mainland, SC. I thought it was always warm or at least mild temperatures in the winter but from the talk on the front porch there is still cold weather at times even down there in SC and Ga. Still, I think I might like to move ther someday. I guess there isn't much swimming in the ocean at the SC beaches this time of year.
Marty from Mountain Top

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36170: Hey Rev saw another church bulletin for you~Exposure to the Son, may prevent burning Nice thing about this ol porch, I think of you all everyday...I see a church bulletin & make a note to remember that for Rev I see a Maltese & I think of Ro & Sugarplum, I see a posstum & I think of possom I see food & I think of Asa & Spot teehee. But seriously, it shows how much this porch is a part of my life. Thanks ya'll for being "family"

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36171: Hey Marty!

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36172: Mavis, I thought of you yesterday as I watched an episode of Bonanza. Did you see it? It reminded me alot of a TAGS episode where Hoss was a juror and everyone else was ready to hang the suspect, but Hoss held out cause he had reasonable doubt. At the very end Hoss proved to be right. Sounds like Aunt Bee huh? Now here was the weird part. The guy who was the jury foreman was the same actor who was the jury foreman in the TAGS episode. I don't remember his name now, but he was the same fellow who played Ben Weaver with the shoplifter. I just thought that was odd that he would play simular characters on two different shows that had the same theme. Maybe I just watch to much tv. LOL


March 26, 2006 - Msg 36173: Asa I did see that one, & if you watch too much tv, guess I do too, but what better shows, than TAGS, Bonanza & Gunsmoke to watch too much of? Gonna head to the store while all these people are at the track, when they let out, it will be a mess!

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36174: Morning, porch. Welcome to all the newcomers! Just watched the Church organ ep. That's one of the best colored episodes, in my opinion. I love the look on Andy and Warrens faces when Clara starts singing "Some Enchanted Evening". Plus, Floyd had a few great lines too. "Come on, give! Give until it hurts!"
- Hazel

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36175: Good Sunday afternoon to all. Hope all is well with you guys today. It is cold but sort of sunny here today which is an improvement over the past 2 days. Me and the kids are gonna lay low today until time to go to choir practice....
have a good Sabbath and remember "What's your hurry". Take care Big Maude

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36176: Hey to Mavis from Marty. my earlier remark ie 36169 was for you but I goofed a little(again) and ended up hollerin over to Spot. He's got good ammennies too. I've got to get back to some work upstairs - baseboard molding_ but I'll drop by later.
Bye- Marty

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36177: I just realized I never welcomed Marty and Big Maude! So -- Welcome!! You're gonna love it here.

Just got home from preaching, the view from my window is beautiful with blue skies, soft white clouds and lots of sunshine. Flowers blooming, and a very persistent squirrel digging holes in the flowerbeds. I'll have sunflowers, cornstalks, peanuts, little pecan trees and all manner of uninvited flora coming up in those beds. Oh, well, it keeps me on my toes, and the squirrel is so cute.

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

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36178: Good Sabath folks!

I'm sorry for the cofusion about "losing" my dog. :) Next time I'll try to be more articulate;)

*Mavis I would love to send Ro a picture of me and Ella at Christmas. She's all wrapped up in Wrapping paper (too much time on my hands) but unfortunately I don't have availability to resources so that I could. Maybe one day I'll be able to :)

Dixie :)

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36179: Thats ok Dixie. It's kind of like old Tom Silby when he got buried. We all thought he was a goner too. hee hee hee. Glad Ella is "come back"!

Question for any who may know. I have suffered from a herniated disc in my lower back for about 8 years now. I have founf I can keep things under control somewhat if I am real careful about what I do. The problem is I can't do a whole lot. It has really cut into the quality of my life. I will not have a fusion done unless I become bed ridden. I have seen to many folks come out of fusion surgery in worse shape than when they went in. Even my own Dr. says there is a 1 in 4 chance sugery will make things worse. So my question... there has been recently in our newspapers ads concerning new nonsurgical treatment for disc problems. Has anyone checked into these? There is a "free report" they will send you, of course then they have your phone number and a.d. any I fear will be hounding me till the sun quits rising again. I was just wondering if any of you have any experience with this. They have a web site but all it wants is your address to send the free report to. (yea, right)
Has anyone ever checked these out?


Good to see you Hazel. I like that episode too.

March 26, 2006 - Msg 36180:
Hi Everyone...thanks for the many thoughts and prayers and kind words. I feel much better today after a day wtith the "monster" yesterday. Been parusing our papers want ads today. One more week, it will be real strange because it was one of those "unique" offices where everyone got along, and i do mean everyone! Not a bad egg in the bunch. 6 of us out of 90 got walking papers. On the back side of 50's it may be tough, but many say I LOOK younger, so maybe I can fool some unsuspecting company! ha
Did you hear that dear Buck Owens went to be with the "Intelligent Design" (sorry) THE LORD! God bless him for leaving us another fun show HEEHAW!
Lucy, that is great news about your son.
How long was BOO's trip?
Spot, did you use Scotts turf builder?
ASA, we western lovers also meet over at Have you ever checked it out? Great forum there also.
Ro- my wife does our gardening and loves it as you do.
Tell me again, what's johnny cake?
Well good afternoon,
Andy:"Curious curious, Aint that a shame in this world"
Barney:"Let's arrest him for ringing Lucy Matthews doorbell!"