April 18, 2006 - Msg 37029: Hey gang...got to read....just had a wild day at work...outages all over ....breakfast on Boo at her house in the morning....back to work .. SPOT

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37030: Boy-o-Boy I swept...Cool.....prayers to all..SPOT

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37031: UP-OH BOLD IS ON...SORRY

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37032: My goodness, y'all! I missed a day or two and the porch has been hostin' lots of friends. We had the walls painted and carpet put down in our apartment, so we've spent the last 2 days moving our furniture in and out. The thing is we could've moved. I told Mr. Lucy that I didn't want to move until we can afford a house, so we're staying another year, sad. Hopefully, we'll get a house next year. Doesn't money grow on trees?
Asa & Me-They- Yeah, the Frontier House on pbs is what I'm speaking about. I watched it when it came out in 2001 and found it inspiring. It re-aired part of it this weekend and I realized how spoiled I am. Its a real eye opener going from 2001-1800's. PBS is doing Texas Ranch which is 1870's in May.
Goober- Congratulations to you and Mrs. Goober. I'll be praying that everything works out fine for you, Me-They's wife, and AFD.
Boo- My husband really likes Casting Crowns and Jeremy Camp. I prefer "Old Timey" music including hymns. In many ways we are polar opposites!
Big Maude- Thank the Lord I'm allergic to seafood! I'll take Golden Corral please.
Fred- Its nice to hear from you. Are you home for awhile? My grandfather is a semi-retired truck driver. He worked with Overnite for like 30+ years and now drives locally in Louisville.
Rev- Prayers for your wife. Keep us up to date on her health. I like Buckeye's comment on sometimes it takes a scare to wake us up on our feelings for eachother and to take care of ourselves.
The weather is beautiful here, although we're supposed to get a touch of rain tomorrow. I hope you get rain soon, Boo.
My fingers hurt from lifting so I think I'm done for tonight. Goodnight my friends!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37033: Cool Boldness! ~Lucy

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37034: Let try
turning off the bold. -- Floyd

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37035: Ah...there we go. Y'all have a wonderful evening! --Floyd....err...no bold? whew!

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37036: sorry yall.....it was the bad dog that left the BOLD on .....sorry Floyd....SPOT

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37037: lets see if there is no bold Lucy.....SPOT

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37038: no bold...thanks Floyd,,,,SPOT

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37039: breakfast at Lucy"s place....what gona have for us hungry folks?....SPOT

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37040: yest checking in my BOLD.....to make sure its off.........

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37041: "HELP"

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37042:

April 18, 2006 - Msg 37043: gosh im sorry porch

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37044: "Bad dog! Bad dog!' Heehee

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37045: Spot....two times in a row?
You might want to stop using bold. --Floyd

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37046: OK Spot, it's back to obedience school for you! (jk)
Goober, that is great news about your wife. Thanks for sharing that.
Good to see you Fred. I thought maybe you had done 45 over Turners Grade and got yourself inarculated. I was ready to sneak you a peanut butter sammich.
OK Lucy, I will be looking forward to the new PBS special. I really enjoyed Frontier House. It was sad to see the one couple divorce though. My wife is allergic to seafood also. Not me. I love the stuff. Lobster, crab legs, Halibut. Good stuff. I let the snails go on by though.:)
Floyd posted over at Miss Crumps that Paramount is willing to make good on the Season 4 release that was missing laugh tracks. So go on over there and see what you need to do to get them replaced if it's been bothering you. I think thats pretty good of Paramount to do this.
Well off to work for me. The bank won't guard itself.
And Homemaker, I just knew you'd have a comment about my brain post. You never let me down.:)


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37047: prayers for all the storms last night. charlotte tucker, the goobers, homemaker and others pray you got thru ok. breakfast on the mayor at cracker barrel in lincoln, if its open the tornado hit acroos the highway at steak n shake truck stop. if not open i have a golden barrel account that's good everywhere. they kept announcing eta times of tornado warnings after midnight, i told the family yeah, like i'm going to the airport, train station, bus stop to pick the tornado up. let it call and pay for it's own cab. how's things in georgia spot? i'll have to read the archives later. today is my uncles birthday. sliddin on out, have a great day. mayor buckeye

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37048: just ran back thru the archive... mdc- if you will mail me your baking soda frogman, i promise on the claw that when we both have passed thru the pearly gates, the first thing i'll do is return the frogman. a deal? marty from mountain top- i thought sending you the dishes you could throw them in the air like clay targets, PULL;;; big maude- thanks for supper last night, especially the stop at the chop house but i must say the splinters were a little overdone and tasted like paint. what did you think asa? fred goss- great seeing y6ou - we miss you- dry cleanings a pilen up. yeah big maude fred goss does laundry if he's in town, and the things he can tell you about stains, fasinating to say the least. why one night he entertained aunt bea the whole night telling her about the dry cleaning buisnes and even gave her and her family a dis count. homemaker- how's the goats? buckeye

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37049: Boo - I grew up on Keith Green. . .wow, he was awe inspiring and taken away way to early.

Working on a migraine this morning - not much fun!

Great to see you Fred. . .we have been missing you. . .will we see you on CMT's Trick my Truck? Maybe they could do a Mayberry themed truck for you? :)

Chat later. .


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37050: Morning Porch people, It is raining (again) this morning. I woke up at 6 to thunder and lighting and has been storming off and on since.
Homemaker, hope your headache is getting better, maybe it won't be too bad for you. What's for breakfast Lucy? You guys have a good day and "act like somebody" Big Maude

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37051: Good morning everyone. (I'm whispering it today since HM has a migraine--hope you feel better soon.)

Hey, SPOT, I don't have any trouble reading your recent posts (ha!). You are a bold one.

Well, I'll stop back later--I have a (yuck) meeting.


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37052: Thanks Floyd ...I will try harder...hey MT,asa,big maude,hm,buck eye,goober and all the gang...whee ya at Ro?..Boo?..well its off to home depot for me...lunch will be subway sandwiches and tea and chips...back in a bit...now let me try the BOLD..SPOT

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37053: ok that worked...

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37054:
Good job Spot.
I think I'll get a tuna on wheat at Subway.

I want to thank you all so much for your prayers concerning Mrs. Rev. She's doing alot better...still weak but alot better. She's always picking at me for visiting the porch but when I showed her the concerns for her posted on the porch, it brought a tear to her eye.

Having some rain here in SC today...we need it.

Be back later...Have a great day and let someone see JESUS in you today!

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37055: Drat! REV: If I had known you were making a Subway run, I would have asked you to pick me up a veggie delight on wheat, hold the mayo (we all gotta eat healthy sometime). Instead, I had egg salad (again). With all the dyed eggs at home, that's in my future for the foreseable future. There are three things my lovely wife will not eat: peanut butter, bananas, and eggs. So, it's up to me to make sure that Saturdays half hour of Easter fun does not go to waste.

On the upside, my wife and daughter suprised me with a bag full of homemade buttercream chocolate eggs. They are delicious, and I've eaten an embarrasing number of them since Sunday. You have to space them out, though, because by the end of each one your teeth feel like they are going to fall out. I had one after lunch. I definitely won't be needing my Mr. Cookie Bar this afternoon; my blood sugar level will probably not recover until sometime this evening (when I'll have another!).

We have been having some lovely weather here the last several days--sunny and 70 degrees. I hope those of you that have been suffering with more miserable stuff have seen the other end of it today. It is very dry here, though. Some counties have already issued voluntary water conservation alerts. Still, we're just a few inches down and nothing like MDC's area is going through.

AFD: Check in and let us know how you are doing. My Mrs. is getting bigger, but hasn't had any problems yet (swollen feet, etc.).

Well, back to the salt mines...


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37056: *****SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM POSSUM*****
I ain't pregnant!

However,I am VERY happy to hear about Goober's little expected bundle of joy-congratulations,Goob!

Prayers for your wife,Rev.Heart spasm sounds like a scary thing.
Well,I'm gonna go read the rest of the posts.I stopped when I read that I was in the family way -ha!
possum under a rock

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37057: I still wonder what causes that?...


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37058: Hey Rev, somehow I missed the post about your wife. Sorry to hear about her ailing. I pray she gets better soon. That sounds scary indeed.

Possum is pregnant? Mercy sakes, how do these stories get started. I was over getting a haircut earlier and I heard Floyd and Buckeye talking about it, but I was reading the National Geographic and you know how I am when I get that Geographic in my hands. I don't hear anything when reading the old Geographic. (btw, i hear it's a girl possum is expecting)


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37059: I heard POSSUM done shot herself...


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37060: Oh the poor dear. How bad is she?


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37061: Luckily, the worst of it was taken by her rock.


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37062: Has anyone seen that shoe salesman? Sounds like he is in town. Big Maude

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37063: MDC, where are you? You're the one who started that rumor about Possum!

Been a busy day. Went early to have my bi-yearly lab work done and now I am ready to konk out. Last night was one of those nights. First Sean was unable to sleep, then Erin woke me up at 2am screaming. She had thrown up in her bed and wanted to get in bed with us. I let her because I was so tired and then she moved around so much I couldn't sleep. I finally just got up at 4:30 and have been up since. Hope I can turn in early tonight but I doubt it. I'll try to stop by later.

HM, you are right. Keith Green was awesome. A friend of mine lent me a DVD of his biography that I really enjoyed. It had current interviews with his wife and kids and his good friend Randy Stonehill.


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37064: Well, here I am M-T. Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I am finally starting to wear maternity fashions - and I haven't had any swollen feet or anything like that either. If I was your Mrs. though, I'd have saved a stash of those buttercream eggs for myself - I love buttercreams.

Congrats to you and your Mrs., Goober, on the little miracle coming your way! How exciting!

Hey to everyone! Prayers for all in need - and praises for His blessings, too.

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37065: She's too busy chowing down on Cadbury Mini-Eggs, AFD. They are her favorite, but unfortunately only available this time of year. I did get her six bags of them to freeze, though, and that usually holds her until about December. But with her current appetite for them being fueled by hormones, who knows if they'll last until the baby's born! Glad to hear things are going well for you.


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37066: Asa - you didn't have to go making all that noise about Possum. . .sheesh!

BTW - congrats possum!

Do you all ever do Blimpies? We have a Blimpie near one of the schools I work at - beats Subway anyday!


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37067: Subway, Blimpies...anything but EGG SALAD!


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37068: I have one of your homemade subs still Homemaker. Best doorstop I ever had. Seems to scare the mice away too.:)
You don't like egg salad M.T.? Or just blimpies variety? I'm kinda partial to egg salad sammiches myself. Of course now you gotta shell em before you mix em up.


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37069: Well I'll be! First I hear that I'm pregnant,then that I shot myself and now I'm fooling around with a shoe salesman? I must have a whole paragraph about me in the current Mayberry After Midnight column!I'd better find Opie and send him out to buy up all the newspapers! Next thing everybody will be snickering about me just like that Myra Koontz gal. I'll never be able to show my face in Mayberry again-boo hoo hoo!
Wasn't me hanging out with the shoe salesman.I recollect somebody talking a lot recently about flip flops.Now,I ain't starting no rumors,but a mind can wonder,can't it? Talk about somebody else for a change-ha!
Let me get back under my rock before someone sees me out doing something scandalous!
Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a bullet riddled rock

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37070: Whoops, didn't see you there Boo and AFD. Sounds like you had a long night Boo. Hope you get to hit the hay early tonight too. Hope your guest don't decide to vacuum at 2 am.
AFD, Missed you at breakfast this morning at the hotel. Saved you some but I'm getting hungry again and no sign of Spot and dinner so you may just wanna get over there and eat.:)


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37071: Gosh you're right Possum. There was somebody talking about wearing her flip flops and I believe her hubby didn't like it either. Boy the plot thickens.


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37072: For my story on egg salad, ASA, see post 37055.

Ya'll have a great evening!


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37073: asa, i heard over at the drug store that old emmitt and junita from the diner was seen heading out of town after dark in emmitts car, now i'm not saying they were headed for meyers lake. good thing mean don't gossip. afd great seeing you, supper at the golden corral and snack at dairy queen all on afd. me- they can you make supper tonight ? possum- did asa accidently discharge his fine weapon while cleaning it, causing a rickashae off your rock? breakfast will be on mdc at perkins resturants. now i'll just sit on the porch until time to go to dairy queen. pleasant dreams buckeye

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37074:
Buckeye- You dont happen to think they went to look at mink coats do you!? ha golden corral? I'm there, along with all the snowbirds still in town! One frogman coming by snail.
SPOT, MD-- racing Sat. evening in Phoenix PIR.
Imay do consession there again as I anit doing anything else. ha A friend usually gets me to help him.
Does anyone know if Minnie Pearl is still alive?
She is the one who had the hat with the price tag on it.
Anyone see Roadshow this week? It is from North dakota. Those are some pretty funny folk up there! ha I think one of our porchsters is in North Dakota or South Dakota, or WisKHANsin! ha
BOO_ yes that was me with the faux paux!! Speken z French! ?
Sorry Postum! Why did i think you had a little posstum on the way? Sorry fer scarin you!
Blimpies Bests for all!
HM- fred drives a cattle truck, too many open sides to trick it up! ha
MeThey- eggs and Peanut butter? Elvis lives! ha
Spot- what happened at your airport??
Asa- doesnt the bank guard itself WITH YOU THERE!
Ok, back to the job hunt!
What was the only episode (as far as I know) where the vehicle used in it was NOT a Ford product? (not the squad car)

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37075: Possum preg?...hey asa,Rev. [prayers]..MT I like egg salad..,MDC,hm,asa you behaving?..congrats Goober!!,hey big maude where are ya...Ro?..Boo?..hey AFD..and all...been storming here in ga..Miss Sherry had to work over today but all lights are on..I go back in at 10 tomorrow night ....one week from today Miss Sherry and I and another couple are going to Ameila Island fla to go flounder gigging and deep sea fishing for 4 days!!..cant wait...well late supper at buger king on preg. possum!..ha ha...SPOT

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37076: Sounds like fun Spot. Don't get your feet wet.
MDC, I know we saw Howard driving a 63 chev in one episode. Is that the one you're thinking of?
How goes the job search?

Think I'll mosey on over to the Drugstore and get me a malt.


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37077: Malt sounds good after burger king asa...boy hard to remember anything but fords in the eps...which ept did howard drive a chevy asa?...SPOT

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37078: I am going to have to go on a diet if I stay on the porch much longer. All this eating is sure making Big Maude Bigger and Bigger. I am not going to be drinking the water around here either. Seems like the water cooler has something mighty peculiar in it with all this "expecting" going on around here. Congratulations to all. You guys sure a funny, thanks for perking up my evening. SPOT, Where is breakfast in the morning, maybe Buckeye will make waffles and sausage for everyone?? Have a good evening. Big Maude

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37079: sounds good Big Maude we will put buckeye in charge but I will help with the hand pattyed sausage...love that sausage...American Idol on!...back in a bit...SPOT

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37080: Good plan SPot, how about some Tennessee Maple Syrup with those waffles? Big Maude

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37081: Has has anybody seen Romeena? Where in the world could she be? Let us hear from you soon, Romeena.
Big Maude

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37082:
Yo, Porchies! Haven't checked in for a while. Hope all is well with all of you.
I recently checked out the link from the Home Page of the scenes from Star Trek that were shot on the "streets of Mayberry." It made me feel rather sad to see our beloved town looking so neglected.:'o(
BTW, Happy birthday to "Leon." 4-20-1959.
"No thanks, Leon."
~Deb of Mayberry

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37083: Evenin' Porch,
I'm about to hit the hay, but wanted to say a quick "hey", get it?
Be safe Spot. We go to St. Simon's Island which is near Amelia quite a bit.
Bry had waffles this mornin', can we have Tennesee Pride sausage and biscuits with gravy? I'm glad all of the "with child" girls are doing well.
I'm pooped and will check-in tomorrow mornin' for breakfast. Y'all have a peaceful sleep.
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy M.

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37084: Hey Deb, good to hear from you. Are you getting a bunch of snow up there?

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37085: That last post was from me, sorry. MDC, I don't konw if anyone ever answered you, but Minnie Pearl (Sarah Cannon was her real name) died about 10-15 years ago. She was really funny. 'Night!

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37086: Asa, it was me talking about the flip-flops but it would take a lot more than the promise of flip-flops to make me go to some other man for shoes! hehe

Been a mighty long day but got some really good news. I have a friend who had cancer several years ago and recently found a lump in her neck which they found out today is just a fatty tumor. I am really relieved, Praise the Lord!

I will be leaving tomorrow afternoon for Houston to take Sean to his dr's appointment. I really don't look forward to driving in that traffic! If you don't hear from tomorrow, you will on Saturday. Goodnight!


April 19, 2006 - Msg 37087: Hey Deb...hey local Lucy...sounds good for breakfast....hey Boo....I hate feet....prayers Boo...Big maude ya in there?....boy I love that freash sausage...SPOT

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37088: yall give Romeena yall"s pics to post on her web page!...Asa dont be shy.....buckeye thanks for footing the breakfast in the morning...I will have the sausage.....SPOT

April 19, 2006 - Msg 37089: Howdy, all. I worked Monday and Tuesday nights, so have been "out of pocket", so to speak. Back now, don't work again until next Monday night.

Wow, Goober! Congratulations, that's wonderful news! So now we'll have three little
new Mayberry-ites. Names should get interesting.

I'm still pretty tired, stayed up when I got home this morning, slept about an hour this afternoon, and am ready for bed now. Gotta be up bright and early in the morning - my son is bringing their new puppy over for me to keep until Sunday - this should be fun. The Plum will be in a major snit, will pull her nose into her face like she smells something nasty, and will spend a lot of time up on the back of the sofa, refusing to look at me. It will do her good, take her down a peg or two.

Everyone have a great day tomorrow - Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37090: got cakes onthe griddle, sausage too, the biscuts and sausage gravy going, special eye opening coffee, someone grab a fiddle for we're good ole porch folks. mdc- on the frogman- i hope you sent a lively snail so it arrives in my lifetime. ha. in heaven when i return it, i won't be hard to recognize for i'll be the only one with a cool baking soda frogman. hugh o'brian turned 81 yesterday, a little slower on the draw hese days. minnie pearl passed away in nashville hospital. great trivia. big maude you got it- rootin, tootin buckeye soon to have a baking soda frogman is ready for the breakfast crowd. come sit a spell. lucy, hope a good nights sleep and this breakfast will recharge your and ro's batteries. spot won't say what special ingrediants is in his sausage but says it will have even chruch ladies singing and feeling no pain. ha. spot- are you the flounder digging dog of the porch? after you get back how about a big fish fry at your place? everyone have a blessed day. buckeye

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37091: Morning porch.
Good to see you Deb. Where ya been hiding?
Boo, be careful on your trip. Hope Seans appointment goes well. Watch out for then shoe salesmen. (the girl has a soft spot for them)
Romeena, so you're gonna have a visitor huh? Barney is the same way. He gets himself all put out when any other critters come to visit. He cracks me up. He's the same as the Plum, won't look at me for several hours, or until I bribe him with a potato chip. Then all is forgiven. He loves chips for some reason.
Mavis, where you at girl? Been to busy? My ears could use a trim. Got an event to go to tonight and wanna look my best. Hope Fred got my suit all cleaned. Always pays to look your best.


April 20, 2006 - Msg 37092: Oh BTW Spot, the episode where Howard is driving a chevy is the last ever episode with Otis. It's where Andy gets captured by some bad guys up in a cabin and Howard goes looking for him, and then Otis goes looking for both of them after Howard gets captured too. I always laugh at the part where Andy and Howard are tied up side by side with Otis passed out outside the window and Howard tries to flip his cup of water out the window onto Otis but instead gives a faceful to Andy. That Howard was a pip!


April 20, 2006 - Msg 37093: I forgot to say Happy Birthday to my daddy yesterday - he turned 83 years young!

MDC - Minnie Pearl passed away quite a few years ago.

Boo - good luck with Sean and buy yourself a new lovely pair of flipflops - maybe some with penguins!

Have a great day everyone - including you Asa!!


April 20, 2006 - Msg 37094: Good Morning to my porch family~Will you all please keep me in your prayers & send good thoughts today, I can see it's going to be a rough one on me. Today is my Mama's birthday, she would have been 63 years old today. I woke up crying this morning & if I had any sense I would have taken the day off, but maybe working will keep me from crying so much. I think I'll skip breakfast this morning Buckeye, but thanks for fixing it.
That color shows my mood today.

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37095: Mornin Dears, Hope all is well on this Thursday morning. Buckeye and SPOT, thanks for breakfast, this was one of my favorites. Happy Birthday to Homemakers dad. Romeena, it is good to see you back. We are expecting more rain and storms this afternoon and into the week end. Our lawn is going to be as tall as me (5 ft) before long, if we don't get a break and dry off a bit.
Boo, safe travels to you and your son. good luck with his appointments. You folks have a good day, thought and prayers to you all. Big Maude

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37096: Forgot to say Tom do you want any kind of gum wrappers or just certain ones? & Rev I saw a great church sign yesterday~God Is! and all is well. I liked that one, thought you would too.

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37097: Good morning everyone! Sorry that your day started out on a melancholy note, MAVIS. You have my prayers and good thoughts.

Sorry about dinner last night, BUCKEYE. I hope that no one was waiting on me. How about I make up for it by springing for lunch at Chick-fil-A?

Busy around here today, but I'll try to check in later. Take care.


April 20, 2006 - Msg 37098: Chick-fil-a MT? They ain't got nothing but mature egg sammiches. You sure you're ok with that?


April 20, 2006 - Msg 37099: Sure, it's not that I don't like egg sandwiches, just that I'm sick of 'em. But it does bring to mind...what came first, the egg salad sandwich or the chicken fillet?

Either way, I like the idea of supporting a Christian enterprise that is still closed on Sundays, Christmas and Easter.


April 20, 2006 - Msg 37100: mavis, prayers your day will be better than you think. happy bithday to your mom, as long as you and others keep her in your hearts and thoughts she will always be with you. me- they i'm there for lunch. did anyone hear about the 84 year old ladt a retired waitress that hit 10 million dollars on the nickel slots in atlantic city? she has had 3 marriage proposals in the last wek. bless her heart. tonight dinner at chilli's on mary wiggins, dixie and fun girl. buckeye

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37101: Helllloooooo! Anybody home? Pretty quiet around here today. Guess I'll just kick back and nap on the swing. Somebody wake me up for dinner...


April 20, 2006 - Msg 37102: Howdy, all. Finally got my DSL back, the storms had knocked it out in some areas, including my end of the porch. Gotta hand it to Comcast, though, they were on it and got it fixed pretty quick. Pleasant to deal with on the phone, too - very professional, but with a friendly note as well.

I have my little visitor - Bentley, my son and DIL's pup. He's a soft-coated Wheaten terrier, cute as a bug. He's the one that developed Parvo just about four days after they got him home, almost died, cost nearly $1,000 to fix him, but the breeder covered it, as he should have. It's a small miracle that he survived, but he did and is full of energy today. The Plum, of course, is insulted that he's here, keeps shooting me those "Mom, how could you?" looks. Bentley, on the other hand, thinks I'm great and is velcroed to my ankle. This isn't helping the Plum's attitude a whole lot. Too funny!

Mavis, bless your little heart. I know you must be hurting a lot. I got to keep my mom until she was 80, so I can't really identify with your feelings specifically, but my children could. Their dad was only 58 when we lost him, and it was and still is, very hard. Buckeye is right, though. Keep her alive in your heart, and she will always be here. You'll see her in the little things, you'll even see her in yourself at times. I look at my sons and see their father all the time. They're fine men, just as he was. For your mom, you could make it an annual thing to do something in her name. Volunteer a day at an animal shelter. Send a small monetary gift to her favorite charity, or maybe to a bird sanctuary that needs funds - you'll think of something. And always remember - thanks to God and what He did for us - you will see her again.

Well, gotta go feed the pup. He still eats three times a day, trying to put a little more weight on him after his illness. For my own dinner, I've got some locally-grown baby yellow squash - gonna slice and saute them in a little butter with some onion, then grate in some cheddar cheese. Yum! Got a cold leftover pork chop, too, and that pretty much makes a meal. I like cold pork chops.

Well, have a great afternoon, everyone. Leave that hammock free, if you will. I may come back by and indulge in a little nap. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37103: Afternoon Porch,
It has been a bit quiet today. I'm still moving stuff, but I'm runnin' low on energy. Its warm and muggy here in Atlanta. I took my son to the park and w/in 30 min he was sweatin' like a stuffed pig.
Romeena- You take it easy
Boo- I hope Sean's appointment goes well. Safe travelling. Unfortunately we travel in a major city everyday.
Me-They- My son and I could entirely exist on Chick-fil-A! I can't eat anything but baby food right now (Dr. appt Monday-I hate Dr's so why did I marry one, ha?), but I have considered buying nuggets and fries and putting them in the food processor!
Buckeye- I think its neat that the waitress won the money. Its like that awfuly Nicholas Cage movie where he gives the waitress a huge tip.
Mavis- I'm sorry you're blue. Get a tub of rocky road and a good movie and veg. Then get to work, that helps me. Have you seen the movie Elizabethtown (filmed in Ky, wonder why I love it), but its about a man, played by Orlando Bloom, who's father dies and how he deals with it.
Big Maude- I saw on the news that TN getting pounded with rain. You take care!
Spot & Rev- The Braves did a little better the other night.
Homemaker- Happy Birthday to your Father. May we all live to 83+ years.
I'd better get back to work. I just have to unpack Bryson's room. I tell ya I'm ready to put all of the toys in a bag for Goodwill! AGH!
Anyhay, y'all have a good rest of the afternoon.
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy M.

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37104: Hey Romeena! Didn't mean to step on ya!

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37105: HI ALL.



April 20, 2006 - Msg 37106:
Great poem Tom, thanks. Hope you are well
Mavis, my thoughts and prayers to you this day. God bless you.
Luci- thanks for the Minnie Pearl info, and to HM and others too. She was a nice lady. "How-DEEE"
Asa, I guess i never realized about the ep you mentioned. I was thinking of the very FIRST episode where, at the end, andy and aunt bee go to an old Chevy pickup, which one would assume was andy's, but it is never seen again. All other eps, to my knowledge, say in the closing credits "Autos furnished by the Ford Motor Co."
Buckeye, frogman hopped on the snail this morning. Hope it arrives before we see each other at the pearly gates. (Did ya all know that Revelation actually mentions a pearly entrance!?)
Spot- have fun! If ya catch old sam be sure to throw him back!
Boo- will be praying for you and Sean.
Have a good day-- pry tonight at our time!
from the Fun Girl ep:
Barney:(refering to Otis' chew marks on the blankets)At night when time hangs heavy, I just take a needle and thread and sew em up! I can crochet too!

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37107: Mavis - in honor of my dad's birthday (what do you get a man who is 83) I sent a care package to a soldier in Afghanistan. I told my dad and he thought it was great. I like Ro's suggestions - and I will probably continue to do something like that. I prayed for you this morning - hope your day was better.

It was a trying day at the school I work at - one of our good girls was influenced by one of the bad girls - anyway, there was a drug exchange on school grounds and they are both expelled. They were a little nicer to the girl who had never been in trouble - she will get to come back in the fall and they did not take her credit from her. But the other girl has a rap sheet a mile long and she is expelled at least until January and maybe for the whole year. I think she may end up in a juvenile facility. It is not like we did not try to help her but she was very manipulative of all those around her. Very sad!


April 20, 2006 - Msg 37108: Evening porch family, Hope all are well this evening. Glad the week is winding down, just 1/2 a day tomorrow and then my work week is over.
It is raining on my end of the porch.. and is supposed to rain all week end. Guess we won't be doing much outdoors. Rommena, Hope to get my pictures in the postal mail this week end. Homemaker, dealing with the issues as you described are very difficult and very sad. Sometimes, no matter what you do, kids make choices and don't even think about the consequences. I think it is
because the frontal part of our brains which is where the reasoning and logic happens does not fully develop until we are around 20. Kids have so much to deal with and different influences. Sometimes, no matter what we do, they still make
poor choices and unfortunatly sometimes there is no way to stop them. Maybe the girl who has never been in trouble has learned a valuable lesson from this and can go in the other direction. Will keep you in my thoughts. Adolescence is hard! SPOT: What is for supper, I am starving. Thanks for the poem, Tom. Guess I missed the request for gum wrappers, Tom. What do you do with them? I will be happy to collect and send them to you.. my 11 year old loves gum and we always have wrappers. Let me know what kind of wrappers and where to send them. You guys have a good evening and I will try to check in before bedtime. I have housework to do.. Has anybody seen Malcolm Merriwether. I need him for a few days. Big Maude

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37109: Big Maude when you get done with Malcolm Merriweather will you send him here? My day went ok, I had off & on crying moments between dogs, but overall did ok. I bought 2 little garden stones & took them to Mom's grave, they have birds on them & she loved birds. Ro I love your suggestions, I did volunteer Tues for the Organ Donation Assoc. here, I do that in honor of Mom everytime I volunteer. homemaker what a great idea that was sending that package! I like that suggestion too. I thank you all for your thoughts & prayers, this place is such a wonderful part of my life! Tom got you a bunch of gum wrappers today, but I'm sending them with the gum still in them, I can't chew gum, sticks to my dentures. Maybe you or Gizzmo can have a bubble blowing contest. haha

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37110: WOW gang STORMS here in Ga...hammering us...gona read the archives...I got to get to work...and its my off day..hey Lucy,Ro,buckeye,TOM,my friend Mavis,MT,...asa,mdc,hm,,,ro i love cold pork chops...hope yall ate well..was at Miss Sherrys putting up garage door openers....breakfast on Mavis in the morning if Im home from work....at her house...SPOT

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37111: I forgot to say that the school nurse told the good girl that by her coming forward, she may in turn have saved someone else's life. It will be a hard lesson for this 13-14 year old but one that will last a lifetime.


April 20, 2006 - Msg 37112: I HEARD....that Possum was at the duck pond with that dish towel salesman...that is what I heard. I asked her why she wanted to go to the duck pond at night, you cant see ducks in the dark, but she mumbled something and turned red and rushed off, which we all know isnt like possum. She's the kind of person who likes to sit and jaw with ya. And NOW to find out she is pregnant?? How far has our dear possum fallen from decent folks? (tee hee)
fun girl

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37113: Hey Mavis, Miss Maudie Atkins in To Kill a Mockingbird, when offered gum always replied, "No thank you, it cleaves to my palate and renders me speechless." I always thought that was a very poetic way to say "It sticks to my dentures so I dont chew.

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37114: Mavis, I will be glad to send Malcolm to Bristol, shouldn't be that far from Mt. Carmel for him to go back and forth on his bicycle. I could use him part of the week and you can have him part of the week before he is off seeing the sights again. Glad you were able to find a way to honor your mothers life. It is important to remember the legacy (her wonderful family) that she helped establish and left to carry on what she taught them. She would be proud of you. SPOT, lay low during the storms, and stay away from the giraffes, you know how selfish they are. talk to you guys tomorrow. Big Maude

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37115: Hey guys! Sorry for the long absence. I've started finals and everything that could go wrong seems to be going wrong.

Please pray for my mama. She had oral cancer 21 yrs ago and last week she had a little cist removed from her cheek ( same area as before ) and it came back Cancer. She will have to have more of her cheek taken and there isn't much there. Last time they had to take a large hunk from inside so she has a very thin cheek on that side. We are hoping that it isn't too large and they can get it the dirst time but we'll see. She will go into surgery as soon as they can fit it in.

Dixie :):)

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37116: Evenin' Porch,
Once again, I'm exhausted so this will be short. It feels that I'm always tired when I'm on. Dontcha hate the rat race? Prayers for all on the porch. Everyone have a great day tomorrow!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37117: Hate the rat race? Yep, and as someone observed, even if you win, you're still just a rat. (heehee) --Romeena

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37118:
Hello porch family. We've been moving some of my daughter's "stuff" out of her dorm. WOW..I can't believe she has that much in that little room.

Spot...have a great trip

Mavis...I like that sign

Lucy...yep, the Brave's pitching seems to be coming around. Catching up on those Mets.

Dixie...prayers for your mom. Keep us posted.

Ro...I know you have posted your email address before but could you post it again so I can contact you for an address to send some pics to you for the photo page. Thanks

You all have a great night and see ya at breakfast...Be blessed.

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37119: Hey dix,lucy,Ro,Big Maude ya gona make breakfast at Mavis's?...she lives at the on the left of the main street next to the big oak...hey fg...long time no hear....slow at work now ...storms have moved on ...well see yall at mavis"s in the ,morning....prayers to all ...Miss Sherry sais hey....SPOT

April 20, 2006 - Msg 37120: Hey Rev we posted at the same time ...see ya in the morning...SPOT

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37121: Here ya go, Rev. Romeena@airmail.net. --Romeena

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37122: dixie, prayers for your mamma ,you and your family, in the midst of the storms of life i will thank you lord for it. tom, great poem. what kind of models to you perfer? good morning spot, rev, romeena, plum, asa, fungirl, mavis,homemaker,lucy, big maude, and rveryone. breakfast is refrigerator surprise, with gas prices this high we'll have to start doing a money pool for these big meals,ha. trivia; in 1992 a gallon of gas was $1.05, in 1956 minum wage was $1.00 an hour. gas was 25 cents a gallon. the wizzard of oz made its tv debut . joe mavicks invented a dough substance to clean wallpaper, it was a dismal failure, after reworking it it became play dough and he was a millionair before his 27th birthday. the first ant farm, certs invented, and only 4 years later the andy griffth show. can you imagine what would have happened if they had merchandized thins like roy rodgers and other have done before them? have a great weekend everyone. buckeye

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37123: Morning porch.
Dixie, prayers for your Mom that they can get all that removed without any lingering problems.

Mavis, I know yesterday was a hard day for you. Thank goodness you have the Lord to lean on and folks like us to help you thru. Hope you're feeling better today.

TGIF! What a rotten week it's been for me. (waa) Sorry, don't mean to be a whiner.


April 21, 2006 - Msg 37124: Didn't see you there Buckeye. Morning to you.:)


April 21, 2006 - Msg 37125: Morning friends, Hope all is well. I with Asa, TGIF. Since we are doing breakfast at Mavis's, how about lunch at my house? I am relatively close to her in proximity so we can save on gas.
I will make something special, lasagna, bread and salad and maybe strawberry shortcake for dessert. Of course drinks are included, tea, coffee or lemonade. Have a good day. Big Maude

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37126: Count me in Big Maude - that sounds like a winner of a lunch. Asa can bring some extra cheese to go with his whine! (I couldn't resist!)

Prayers for you momma Dixie -

And Rev- take heart, my poor husband couldn't believe what I had stashed in a one bedroom apartment - but we girls know how to make the most out of minimum space:)


April 21, 2006 - Msg 37127: Morning Porch! I don't mind hosting breakfast here at my house, but could someone please wash the dishes? Tom your gum wrappers are in the mail, watch for them. Dixie prayers for your Mom, & good luck on those finals. Keep your chin up. Asa sometimes I don't know what I would do without this porch. buckeye great trivia! Spot hey to Miss Sherry. Rev glad you liked the sign, I liked it too. Best get some stuff done, wish Big Maude would hurry up & send Malcolm over here!

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37128: Didn't see ya there Big Maude I'll be there for the lasagna, as soon as Asa finishes washing the dishes! homemaker how are the goats? Are they milking goats or eatin goats? I never asked you that. Just wondered.

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37129: Mavis - the goats are fine and they are eating goats or what we like to say, "meat goats." We are up to between 60 and 70 now. I'll be busy with them this weekend doing shots and trimming. And the kittens are fine too - KiKi our cat had 6 two weeks ago and they are all too cute! Eyes are open and they are beginning to explore the barn.

It's Hawaiian day here - you should see me in my MooMoo! :)


April 21, 2006 - Msg 37130: Sure wish you were closer to me homemaker I could use some of that goat meat for Feather. I have her on a Raw Diet now & it has worked wonders on her, she is healthy as a horse now. I would take the "leftovers" off your hands to feed her with.

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37131: Afternoon Y'all,
The lunch sounds delish, Big Maude. My best friend from grade school had a goat farm and it was really fun, homemaker. Mavis, have you tried a raw foods diet? Its worked wonders for my friend. If it will work for your pet, why not try it for yourself, but without the meat, blah. Your trivia is very interesting, Buckeye. Hey to Asa, Rev, Spot, Dixie (prayin'), MDC, Romeena, Me-They, Boo, Deb, Fungirl, Gizzmo, Tom, and everyone else on the porch this fine day. Have a good one!
Blessings to you and yours,

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37132: Ya'll hurry, lunch is almost ready. Big Maude

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37133: MEAT!! TATERS!! LASAGNA!! teehee

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37134: Hey gang...gosh back to work....storms are comming in again this afternoon....tonight its beef tips and rice and butter beans and cornbread..tea..well I will holler when caught up!..SPOT

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37135: CHOCOLATE!! --Romeena (Well, it doesn't hurt to try.)

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37136: Porch Why is bold bad? Is it intrinsic to computer softwear or is it an eiiquette issue like Ernest T had ? I don't know where to find bold(mac/safari) , maybe it is better to be ig-nor-ant on this and just stick to throwing rocks. I also heard someone say too many exclamations is bad?
Marty from Mountain Top

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37137: Marty, it's my understanding that bold is not generally used except for emphasis for several reasons. Partly, in computer etiquette it's considered shouting, much like all caps. Also, I think it takes up a lot of byte space and therefore isn't a good thing. I'm sure Floyd could explain it much better than I have. As for the multiple exclamation points, or any other repetitive thing, Floyd put in some blocks against such as that because of some interlopers who were coming in and trying to trash the porch. He has blocked certain words, phrases and combinations of letters, and repetitions as well so they can't fill the page with mindless stuff. Floyd is a treashuh, and his education was worth every penny! We just couldn't get along without him, keeping the porch clean and in good repair.
Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37138: Romeena-thanks for explaining that- the stuff Floyd does must take a lot more know how than gettin the sideburns even. I don't think that I'll ever get to understanding the how to nitty gritty of computers. I can do basic MS office and even got a web page done as part of the wife's computer class but that's about it.
Marty from Mountain Top.

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37139: Yea, I wish Floyd would spend a little less time in them computer books and more time on his sideburn books. I ain't had even sideburns since moving to town!:)


April 21, 2006 - Msg 37140: Asa, you should let Mavis do your sideburns at the same time that she trims your ears. I think she'd do a decent job. And by the way, your ears could use a trimming. --Romeena

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37141: I've been too busy to check in today, and now I've gotta high tail it on home. So y'all have a great weekend! Chat with you Monday.


April 21, 2006 - Msg 37142: WHY, when there is a Snappy Lunch, a Blue Bird Diner, a Mayberry this and a Mayberry that in oldtown Mt. Airy, is there no Mayberry Courthouse replica??? Perhaps the most recognizable part of the Mayberry scene is not represented. The "old Mayberry jail" is the poorest of substitutes. There is a "nod" to the jail in the Emporium, but, it, too, is a poor attempt. Is it because it cannot generate sufficient income? ...cannot sell a product? Is any entrepreneur, town father, listening?

Please respond - someone.

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37143:
37142- I have never been to Mt Airy, but it seems like some enterprising youngster would see the potential in such an undertaking! maybe someday it shall come to fruition.
MAUDe and MAVIs- remember, Malcom can also fake a pretty good drunk, so ya might want to watch it! ha Mavis, Here in Phoenix it looks like bristol. Lots of cars on display etc. The fans booed busch yesterday for the slap on the hand that he got. These boys need to clean up their act!
BUCKEYE- my first "real" job after paperboy was for 75cents hr as a bagboy. ha
Prayers for dix mom and all on porch. Dont forget our prayer time tonight!
Marty, have you seen YMK. He moved to Parker AZ. I sure hope he didnt fall in the river crossing from Cal!
LUCI dear, you take it easy. All my best to you and yours.
Boo- hope the appt went well.
Spot- did ya survive the storms?
HEY, I got more brownie points! I cleaned the oven yeasterday, all the baked on crud etc. Wifey was so pleased! Said I'd get a reward this weekend! Yippie! Who needs a job! ha just kidding.
You all have a great weekend. Get to preachin sunday!
APB FOR HAZEL! here are ya dear?

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37144: Well gang storms are heading to ggga once again tonight...they just called me from work and asked if I could be in at 3 am in the morning instead of 6 am...so its off to bed for me...hey Romeena,Asa,marty,MDC,prayers dix,hey big maude and my friend mavis..hey MT,.buckeye..and all...hope yall liked the beef tips tonight...asa you did not leave me ANY left overs for my meal tonight at work....will someone make me a plate of something for lunch at work tomorrow ...breakfast will be on big maude cause I will already be at work at 3 am....we..to answer your question MDC Yes we are ok at the dog house from the storms but there comming again in about 4 hrs....prayers to all in the storms path....got to curl up in the dog house, 2 am alarm will come soon ...SPOT

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37145: i have been to mt airy and I agree that it is a bit of a disapointment not to see a courthouse that resembles the original. i would think they would be able to generate revenue by renting it out during mayberry days or even just charging folks to take photos of themselves in the cells and such. Floyds Barber shop i would imagine makes a killing from tourists alone wanting to get a haircut there. I would love to scan the copy of North Carolina Business that featured a photo of Kyle getting a haircut at Floyds. We were thrilled! Bought copies for everyone in the family.......we were so proud. Perhaps I will find the magazine and scan it and send it to RO and she can add it to the photos page. I only wish we had Kyle in a striped shirt, and jeans, instead of a Bugs Bunny tshirt...but the resemblance must have been enough cause the photo made it into the magazine. I will tell you all the story some time. Russell Hyatt (floyd) purposely waited to cut Kyles hair cause he had a photographer coming back to take some photos and he thought Kyle would be just what they were looking for. He even told us, "stick around and I think we may have a chance to get your boy in a magazine." The photographer was saying the whole time he was shooting, "this is just what my editors are looking for." I will definately dig that out this week and scan it and send it to Ro. Gosh I miss the boy he was then. He was four, almost five then...and had all the enthusiasm of children that age.....

Lord, how I do ramble on!
fun girl