April 21, 2006 - Msg 37146: Hope you all are doing okay this Friday night.
Not much going on here in Northeast Tennessee. Been another rainy day and more is expected later.
There are even flash flood warnings out for some counties. SPOT, sorry you hare having to work so hard. We will save you a "doggie bag" :). Maybe be can have Asa bring it over to you since he ate all the beef tips. Romeena, pics of my kids will be mailed tomorrow. Fun Girl, I went to Mt. Airy several years back for Mayberry Days. It was a bit of a disappointment but overall a good time was had by all. We ate a pork chop sandwhich at Snappy Lunch, it was pretty messy to look at and to eat, but down right tasty. I would love to go back sometime. It is only about 3 hours away from here. I will be back on the porch for prayer time so save me a rocker. Take care Big Maude

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37147: Goo Sweep Big Maude!hey fg...asa..I sure wish we could all meet this summer at Mt. Airy...would be so neat...im only about 6 hrs away I think..well let me get to bed ...asa bring me some lunch to work tomorrow at noon....will be busy ...good night and prayers to all....SPOT

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37148: Hey Porch_ I went to the Mayberry Days Festival-40th Anniversary of TAGS- and it was everything I hoped it would be. The flower show , parade, outdoor country music and comedy-even a Minnie Pearl impersonator, tour of the sherff's office, the local people were great, shopping in downtown stores, Bluebird Diner and the Snappy Lunch, trip over to Floyd's Barber Shop, while sitting in a bench along the parade route we struck up a great conversation with a lady and her husband who grew up with Andy Griffith. Her father owned the furniture factory that Andy Griffith's father worked in : she had some very interesting stories to tell about the old days- there was so much more of just nice easygoing things to be part of that I could keep going on and on. It wasn't splashy like Las Vegas, Seaworld and Epcot , a cruise ship etc. but I had a better time in Mt Airy. I might even like to live there some day. What it did was make me remember what a small or relatively small town with a nice downtown and town spirit is all about. It realigned my perspectove on life to some extent.
Marty from Mountain Top

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37149: Hey Porch -I just went back to read the Archives-The tour of the sheriffi's office was a recreation of the Mayberry jail and it was at the Mt Airy town hall, the sheriff's deck had a candlestick phone a thermos a coffee cup and some other things . It was the "old" Mt Airy jail and office. I hopped over sat behind the desk and had my picture snapped by the wife/ Maybe they don't open this up anymore because someone trespassed over the railing and sat at Sheriff's Taylor's desk.
Marty from Mountain Top.

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37150: Porch friends, please add me to your prayers tonight, more personal stuff going on here, as if I don't have enough on me right now. I don't know how much more my nerves can take. Going to read the archives & try to forget my troubles, Mayberry is just the place to do that, I hope.

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37151: Evenin' Porch,
Stay dry, Spot. Its nasty here tonight, again. At least all of this rain may help the pollen! Mr. Lucy is suffering with his allergies this year.
When is Mayberry Days this year? That would be neat to meet everyone! Congrats Marty on sittin' in "the chair".
Mavis, honey, it will be okay. Look for any positive in the situation you can find and go with that.
Breakfast is pancakes, sausage, hashbrowns, grits, eggs, and juice on me! Y'all start travelling to Atlanta, but look out for the storms. Don't drop your dogs off in a field tonight! Goodnight All
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews
Then sings my soul, my Savior unto Thee, How great Thou Art.

April 21, 2006 - Msg 37152: Hello porch
Mavis...you are surely in my prayers.

Spot...watch out for those storms. They came through SC but the worst of them were in the northern part of the state. We didn't even get any rain in our area. More rain coming tomorrow.

Lucy...YES...How great HE is! See ya at breakfast....sounds good.

Everyone have a blessed night. Prayers for all!

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37153: Mavis, Lucy is right. It will be okay, eventually. Not knowing the particulars, I can't pray specifically, but that's okay. God knows, and that's what matters. Remember - "Hold on, my child. Joy comes in the morning." This too shall pass.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37154: Hang in there, Mavis. We are on your side. Our prayers for you tonight.

Thank you all for prayers for Sean and for a safe trip. All went well and the dr gave me instructions on how to begin to wean Sean off of the Paxil. The poor kid has gained 30 lbs in a year because of the stuff so we are going to see if he can do with out it. As soon as school is out we are to beging decreasing his dose by 5mg every 2 weeks. The doc said to wait until school is out because he might feel sick when coming off of the medicine. I have been praying for the chance to get him off the medicine so I am thankful to get the "go ahead".

Prayers for your mom and your family during this trial, Dixie.

I;m tuckered out and its late so I will talk more tomorrow.


April 22, 2006 - Msg 37155: Mavis. it's the middle of the night, just woke up and saw your earlier message. I'll pray for you, and also for Dixie's mom, Boo's son and all on the porch.
Marty from Mountain Top.

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37156: Morning Marty,boo,prayers mavis,Rev,Lucy,asa,and all who have not got up yet...been here at work since 3 am...will be hee till 6 pm, still got about 4 full crews working but should be done by this afternoon...ham and bisquits and egg this morning and coffee, put a dab of mustard on them..well im here all day gang...SPOT

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37157: Has anyone heard from RevJr lately and his wonderful bbq sauce. . .APB out for him!


April 22, 2006 - Msg 37158: Morning, eveybody, just having my morning cup of acid-reduced coffee and sittin' on the porch.

Homemaker I wanted to tell you that I think it is such a good thing that you are in your school making a difference for kids like the one you described earlier. They are blessed to have you there as a role model and as one who cares and prays. May God give you favor with those students and those you work with and may your light shine brightly. In a place where folks don't read the gospel, one needs to be a living gospel for others to read. God bless your ministy there among the children that He loves so much.

Thanks for the prayers for Sean. He is doing so much better than a year ago.

There are some folks around here who could use some cheering up. We should plan something fun for tonight...hmmm....(anywhere but the Gigolo club where Asa works!)....maybe a get-together at the Taylor's house, with singing and guitar playing. We could invite the Darlins and "dance till our stockings are hot and ravelin'", isn't that how Mr Darlin put it? The menu could include Aunt Bee's fried chicken, potato salad, and whatever ya'll want to bring. Who's bringing the squeezins? heehee Maybe we had better forget the squeezins if Asa and Homaker come. You never know what they are going to do.

Asa I though about you yesterday when I was driving home from Houston. We were driving along a long stretch of nothing but brown grass sprinkled with a few old mesquite trees and it was about 90 degrees (all that was missing was the tumbleweeds and cowboys) and my dad says from the backseat, "Ya got any Christmas music you can play?". I laughed, "Haha......(silence from the backseat) oh, you were serious?". Dad replied, "Sure I'm serious. I like to listen to Christmas music on all my trips.". "OK, I'll see if I have any, Dad.". Sure enough I did, so there we were traveling down the hot, dusty highway listening to "Let It Snow". It was a strange, kind of surreal moment (or should I say just plain weird).

Well, time to get on with the day! Talk to ya'll later,


April 22, 2006 - Msg 37159: Good Morning to everyone, Just sitting a spell and checking on my friends. Mavis, you are in my thougths today, hope things are okay. Boo, glad your visit to the doctor with Sean with well. Will also pray things go well with him coming off the Paxil. Lets do have a party tonight, maybe we can get Jim Lindsey to drop by with Freddie Fleet. SPOT, have a good day today, will bring you some lunch on our way to the movies. What about tuna salad sandwiches with little sweet gerkins, potato salad and chocolate chip cookies with lemonade. Hey to Rev and Homemaker, Marty too. Romeena, you have such a beautiful way with words. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day and will check in later this afternoon. Big Maude

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37160:
Morning Folks,

Mavis-We're thinking about ya today. I hope you received my e-mail and if you did I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. I think we might have two different "estate issues." Hang in there.

Big Maude & Marty-Sorry, I don't think I've stopped to say Howdy to ya folks yet. Good to see ya and glad to meet ya, Howdy.

Rev-I need to come clean about something. It's NHL play-off time around here the Sabres are playing the Flyers and that brings back some memories for me. When I was teenager back in the '70's the Sabres played the Flyers for the Cup. Well, to make a short story even longer The Sabres had a line called the French Connection (Gil Perreault,Rene Robert, and Rick Martin). I purchased a T-shirt that said "Jesus Saves!" on the front but on the back in small letters up in the corner it also said ".... And Robert scores on rebound!" Just how blasphemous is something like that. My parents thought it was quite blasphemous and made me toss it. My Mom brought the subject up this weekend while we were chatting about the "old days." She still thinks it's horrible but I can see the humor in it.

see ya folks in a bit,

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37161: Thanks for lunch Big Maude...hey auh2o!..Mavis hope you feel better for the cup race tonight!MDC ya gona watch the race under the lights?MD where are you?Boo how is the house coming?HM Rev was here a bit ago..Marty you a race fan?...Romena ya got to work tonight?...well about caught up here at work....back in a bit...SPOT

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37162: Hi All
Will it raining here thank god we did not git some of the strom .
Mavis for the gum wrappers. I will keep a look out .
Big Maude- I used him on GUM CHAIN .
BUT at time ,I can not fne gum what wrapper on thim. so I aske if someone can help me to git some for it .
Wrigley stop useding wrapper on gum about sometime back .
I askes if that would send me some and say that can not do that now.
I like to build all kiny of model if I can fine like star treks or cars.


April 22, 2006 - Msg 37163: Hello to auh2o. Spot-used to be a fan mostly when Petty, Pearson and Allison were on top. We used to go to Pocono in the mid 90's - Then as things changed into the 90's I went back to my first interest-sports car road racing - the days when Ford and the GT 40's raced against the Ferraris at Lemans and Sebring come to mind although I was too young at that time to have a driver's liscense. In the mid 90's I got an RX7 with a roll cage and all the good stuff and did some amateur road racing. Now, my hobby? seems to be home remodeling and maintenance, and Tags and my relatives.
Marty from Mountain Top

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37164: Good Marty...may I ask your age?...I am 46..[human years not dog]...Good to hear from you TOM...during my recovery from my auto accident late 04 and early 05 for 6 months I put together many model cars and trucks..had plenty of time to do them right ...was a great pass time..well its to the dog house and grill hotdogs for all in just a bit,chips and will someone bring some slaw?....later gang...SPOT

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37165: Afternoon, all. Boo, I'm glad things went well with Sean. I know that's going to be good, getting him off that Paxil. Tell your dad he's not the only one who enjoys Christmas music at odd times of the year. I do, also.

I just got home from a shift up at the church, helping in the concession area for our Upward Basketball program. We have a full gym, and have started a basketball program for area kids on Saturdays. For some, it's the first time they've been within a hundred yards of a church. Actually, the Upward program is not original with us, we have guidelines from a national organization, but it's up to us to make it succeed. So far, the kids seem to enjoy it, and we've made contact with a few parents.

Tonight I'm going out to the Eisemann Music Hall, to hear the Vocal Majority sing. A good friend is a member of the group, and I'm going out there with his wife to hear them. They're marvelous - have won many national and international competitions, have CDs out, etc. When 150 male voices are singing, and you can clearly understand every syllable, you know they're doing something right.

Little Bentley is still here, still trying to get a reluctant Sugarplum to play, but she won't, the little grump. Sometimes she acts like she wants to, but then stops as though she feels it's beneath her dignity. The Princess, you know. His mom and dad will pick him up tomorrow evening, and I guess she'll be satisfied then.

Well, gotta run. Been out in the yard, had to clean the pre-filter in the pond again. With the heat and sun, the algae bloom is terrible, and the filter is clogging almost daily. Don't know what I'm going to do about that when I go to Florida at the end of June. It's not easy to find someone who is willing to come over and pull a scummy filter out of a pond, wash out the pads and reassemble the thing, then do the necessary things to back-prime it and get it running again. It's really not hard, just messy. Also necessary, because the algae has to be removed or it consumes all the oxygen and the fish will die. Sometimes I question the wisdom of building that pond!

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

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37166: Hey Spot- I checked in my records in the cellar(I seen ev-i-dence of spiders down there) and they(the records not the spiders) indicate 56, maybe them records are wrong, after all, we don't have Howard Sprague down at the courthouse with all the accurate facts and figures. Maybe I should be 26. Although I do remember that it seemed Opie was definitely smaller than I was back then and I weren't watchin no reruns either.
Marty from Mountain Top.

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37167: Evening to you all, Well, the rain stopped this afternoon and gave way to beautiful sunshine and warm temps. We were able to get most of the yard mowed but will have to finish on Monday.
Hopefully the rain will hold off until then. Tom, where can I send gum wrappers to you? Will be glad to do so. SPOT, glad you enjoyed the lunch, least I could do for you for keeping the lights on for us. Hey to auh2o, good to meet you. You all have a wonderful evening and will see you tomorrow for breakfast before church. Big Maude

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37168: Thanks for all the prayers and well-wishes for Sean. I appreciate it so!

Ro, we have Upward basketball in our area but Sean was never interested. Sounds like a good program.

Been tired today. Folks, I really need to find the discipline to take better care of myself. I just know that I can't go on this way forever. Too much stress and I have started getting lazy about my eating habits and don't excersize. I seriously need to make a change for my family's and my own sake. I am the one who kind of takes care of everybody else and I am afraid if I don't make a serious change I won't be around to do it. I am carrying way too much weight now and my cholesterol is high, now my blood sugar is beginning to get high. I know the right things to do but lack the energy to do them. Please pray for me that I will have what it takes to make a change. Thanks.

Better go, Sean is calling me for something. I'll check back in later.


April 22, 2006 - Msg 37169: Thanks for all your prayers, I swear don't know what I would do without this here porch sometimes. Big Maude we got that pretty sunshine over this way too, wasn't it just beautiful? Email me K9HairDesign@comcast.net & I will get you in touch with Tom that way he won't have to post his address for all the world to see. Boo so glad Sean is getting off that med hope it helps. Ro since you are the "Resident Gardener" of the porch, I got a question for you~A client gave me some starts off her lilac bushes today, & I'm not sure how to get them started so I can plant them. One of them is the most beautiful DEEP purple, almost like a grape & one of them is WHITE! Her whole yard smelled lovely! I know what you mean about the algae in the pond, I have been fighting that this week too. I found some Pond Block by Jungle at Wally World today, I'll let you know how it works. Best get some things done.

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37170: I know what you mean, Mavis. The porch is real comfort to me, more than anyone knows. I'm so thankful.

Not many folks sitting on the porch tonight. Guess I'll just sit and rock and look at the stars in the heavens. I will be thankful for my many blessings and say a prayer for my porch buddies. Have a blessed Sunday. Goodnight,


"He will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed upon thee."

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37171:
Hello Ro, Boo, Marty, Spot, HM, Maude, auh2o, Tom and all the porch family. Good to see you all tonight rocking on the porch.

Ro...got your email and I have some pics on the way for the TAGS photo page.

auh2o...I personally don't see the harm in the shirt. Now I will admit, I don't know anything about the NHL or the group of guys you spoke of or if it was intended to be a Christain "put-down." Of course if it was in that context I would be against it. But we use to sell t-shirts at our concerts that had overtones of products such as coke, John Deere, etc.. I remember the coke t-shirt had a symbol of the coke logo but it had "JESUS - The real Thing" printed on it. I guess some folks would think those are not a "good" witness too. But again, I don't have a problem with it. You know auh2o, God truly knows our heart and intentions.

Boo...It's great that you care for others and take care of them...but remember that you too are God's child and He desires for us to take care of this temple (body) that He has given us. My prayers are with you to take control (with His help) of your lifestyle and health.

You all have a great night and a wonderful Sunday service.

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37172:
Spot, i decided not to work at the race tonight, a lot of traffic etc. But a good one going!
BOO- I know I've said it before, but it is worth saying again, and KY girl will back me up if she ever returns (ha), as she is stressed too; but about the best natural combination you can tske is
fish oil capsules-(costco) to help lower cholesterol,
Oregamax ( and all others mentioned at hi health)which is wild oregano capsules- for building up the immune system,
garlic, good for many things, reduces free radicals etc that can bring on a host of problems.
Add some coral calcium and it will boost your energy level. All very biblical too! Just in capsule form. I hope you can put them into your budget, as, in the long run, it will help you and all in your care. Glad you can wean Sean from the paxil. My prayers continue for you and yours.
All this Mayberry days talk got me to thinking.
Was the row of houses used as Andy's neighborhood on the show, part of that backlot that was razed in late 70's? Ashame if so, as they could have been moved somewhere.
RO- did ya see Elanore Polsice there? ha
Maybe you could hire a pool man to care for the pond when you are gone.
TOm- good words of wisdom once again, thanks.
Well, have a good sabbath tomorrow!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

April 22, 2006 - Msg 37173: Good suggestion, MDC, though I hope it doesn't come to that. It would cost a small fortune, and there's really not that much to do. A 12 year old boy could do it, if I knew one, which I don't. At least not one in the neighborhood. I just added a picture of the pond, taken today, to the online album. You can see it's really not something that should require any serious maintenance.

The concert by The Vocal Majority was wonderful. They are so good! Really a lovely evening.

Well, guess I'll turn in. Gotta get up for preachin' in the morning, and it's late. Have a great Sabbath, folks. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37174: Morning..good deal marty, mavis harvick won the race...I fell asleep...hey big maude,MDC,Ro,Rev,assa,hm,boo,...and all...we sure are missing some of the gang...this morning its cracker barrel on Mountain Top Marty..asa lets eat alot!...I will leave the tip...well let me get logged on the 4 comp. that I have to watch here at work...here till 3 today..[leaving 3 hrs early I hope]..next month im off on weekends!..back to Church!...well later gators...SPOT

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37175: Morning Dears! Spot I fell asleep too, sure wish I could have just "fell awake" like Opie did & finished watching, but guess my body had other ideas. Gonna try to get my website updated today, will check back in later. How about we all meet at Tom's house for chicken & dumplins?? I'll wash the dishes.

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37176: Yea Chicken & dumplins sounds great and you washing the dishes Mavis sounds good too!..ha ha I will bring some tea...meet at noon..SPOT

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37177: Good Sabbath to all, Back from church and thought I would drop by. Chicken and Dumplins sounds good to me! Mavis, I can dry for you if you would like. Hey to Romeena, Rev, Mr. Darlin's Cuz,Mavis,SPOT,Boo, Marty, Tom and everyone else I can't see on this big ole porch. Tom, Mavis is sending me your address via e mail so I can send the gum wrappers to you. Glad your concert was good Romeena. Thanks for breakfast Marty. Glad this porch takes care of me so well. Thanks.
talk to you later. BiG Maude

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37178: Good Sabbath to all, Back from church and thought I would drop by. Chicken and Dumplins sounds good to me! Mavis, I can dry for you if you would like. Hey to Romeena, Rev, Mr. Darlin's Cuz,Mavis,SPOT,Boo, Marty, Tom and everyone else I can't see on this big ole porch. Tom, Mavis is sending me your address via e mail so I can send the gum wrappers to you. Glad your concert was good Romeena. Thanks for breakfast Marty. Glad this porch takes care of me so well. Thanks.
talk to you later. BiG Maude

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37179: OPPS, did not mean to do that. Big Maude

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37180: Big Maude yer double trouble!..pass the dumplings..and a spot of that cornbread.SPOT

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37181:
Hey all!
Buckeye, just a quick note, the snail told me he would get there once they proved that clarence Earp was a rel decendant! ha You may have a long wait!
Race was a good one. a double for harvick and for maude! ha
Ya think having "vick" in his name helped? ha
Well, off to see mom!

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37182: This may not be the right place to ask, so forgive me! (If it will help to make this message more palatable I'll run home and get some cookies and bring them back, along with a jug of iced tea, right after we chat.) It appears to me that those on this site would know the answer to my question. I'm doing serious research and will need to watch every single episode of the show and keep records. Yes, really! I have just ordered the six season pack and realize there are two seasons missing. Do you have an indication the two remaining seasons will be issued or will they not be issued because of the reported problems during those last two seasons? If I don't have all eight my research won't be valid I'm afraid. You may have no more way of knowing than I do, but I thought it was worth asking! Thanks! Tina

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37183: I don't know Tina, but I'll bet somebody around here does.

Good one about Vick, MDC. Hey, my dad's doctor just put him on the amino acid, L-Carnitine to help raise his healthy cholesterol. Have you ever heard of that?

Long day today already. I had a tough time in sunday school. I had a couple of disruptive 11 year olds that were being disrespectful. I am going to have to have a talk with their parents. I hate to do it but it usually works. I just can't tolerate disrespect when it comes to the things of God.

Well, I guess I will go on and enjoy the rest of the day. Chat with you later,


April 23, 2006 - Msg 37184: Tina- I'm new around these parts but I know there are local chapters of of the TAGSRWC , maybe be someoneon the porch knows if you were a member of a local chapter do they contact each other or otherwise meet in the real world. If they get together, some may have many or all of the last two years on tape. There is also a tv movie Return to Mayberry I think 1984. Sometimes on e-bay. I guess you can email a local chapter in your neck of the woods.
Marty from Mountain Top

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37185:
Tina, as far as I know it is all up to Paramont. They have been releasing each season about every 5 or six months, so that wouldbe my guess on the last two seasons.
It sure sounds like my kind of research! haha Have fun.
Boo- just could feel your pain about the stress etc. Sure hope you can get some kind of program going. Besides what i mentioned above, I also start each day with a b-complex and a c viatmin!
All make for a goot immune boost, stress absorber and energizer.
And with my mom's situation plus other "stuff" and now my job situation, it keeps me strong in many ways, along with my daily "hitting the floor with a prayer!"
All my best to you on talking to those parents. I think I mentioned it, but we recently bowed out after about 20 years of helping with volunteer engaged couple counseling, and so many of today's young couples dont even know or follow the 10 commandments, so it makes it really hard to get them in tune with the Lord's approach to marriage etc. Anyway, somehow that was to fit in about the 11 year olds! haha
Well, a blessed sabbath afternoon to you all,

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37186: Hey Tina, Only the first 5 seasons have been released so far, with the 6th season due out next month. Like MDC said, Paramount has been releasing them about every 6 months or so and my guess is season 7 will come out in November of this year and season 8 most likely about this time next year. Hope that answers your question. Now, about those cookies...


Prayers for your needs Mavis and for your strength to do the right things Boo

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37187: Thanks Guys, I feel your prayers. I did better this weekend. Unfortunately I injured my left foot the other day and will have to start off lightly on the walking until the swelling is gone but have been getting my fruits and veggies and watching how much I eat. I am starting to remember how good I felt when I took care of myself and remembering what a reward that was. It's good motivation because it is such a hard thing to have so many tasks and not enough energy to accomplish them.

I just found out today that I am assigned the 5 yr olds for Vacation Bible School this June! Scary! haha No, it's a great age. Last night I was putting Erin to bed and I was looking at her little face in the pale light coming through the window and I was so struck with the thought of how these little people are only little for such a short time and someday I won't have a little girl anymore. Well, I couldn't hold back the tears (I'm pre-menopausal, you know. haha) and Erin put her hand on my face and said, "It's ok mom, God will take care of you." I thought that was so sweet. Kids are great.

Well, time to go see what everyone is up to!


April 23, 2006 - Msg 37188: been like man in a hurry just been hurry, hurry, hurry and it looks like wed before i can slow down. sure be glad when things are mayberry slow again, prayers for all in need. buckeye

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37189: Hey to the PORCH! Hope ya'll are doing well...and enjoying the end of a great weekend.

Prayers to all who are in need...the promises never fail, keep the faith!

Me and the Mrs had the 1st Dr's appt this past Thursday. Of course by this time, Mrs Goober had already taken 5 (yes, 5) Home tests that ALL said we are going to have a new member on the porch, but the one at the Dr's office was positive, with a 'faint' line. To be safe, the Dr had us do the blood test as well...which was also positive. So, 7 (yes...7) positive tests later, we're feeling like there's a good chance she's expecting. :-)

Have to travel to Denver this week, will check in whenever possible. Ya'll be good!


April 23, 2006 - Msg 37190: Vicks..........did someone say VICKS??? If you buy it by the case, they give you quite a deal over at Weavers......I heared its good for what ails you....ever thing from toe fungus to a head cold. Of course I never could rightly say seeing as whenever I got a cold I slatered on the VICKS and also took a good hit off that jug of Mulberry Squeezins that BDJ kept on my front porch.

I do know its good for what ails you.

fun girl

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37191: Evenin' Y'all!
Sorry I haven't been checking in so much. We nearly have our house put back together. Hubby will put up pictures tomorrow, just in time for my in-laws to come (for the first time in 6 years!) tomorrow night.
Boo- Out of curiosity, what is your blood type? I may be able to help you more. Of course eat 7-9 servings of fruits & veggies, raw as much as possible. You can do it!
Fun girl- One time I found some vicks that I thought would lose power since it had expired so I doubled the amount. Boy was I wrong! It intensified. Suffice it to say, my husband sent me to the couch that night!
MDC- How's the job hunt goin'?
Buckeye- You take it easy, ya here?
Mavis- How are you today?
Goober- Safe travelling! Check the weather channel.
Big Maude- Dumplin's were great!
Spot- Are ya workin'?
Hey to everyone else!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews
How is your heart today?

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37192: Ha! I can't believe we are still talking about the wonders of VICKS after all these years! (For you new-comers, VICKS has been a popular topic of discussion around here for a long time. We even had a Vicks poet around here not long ago).

Lucy, my blood type is A neg. I have the classic apple shape that is common in diabetics but am not officially diabetic. I take Glucophage for a condition call Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which causes hyper-insulin. I have high cholesterol but and have been on Lipitor and Zetia for about 5 years. Is that enough info?!! haha I'm always open to good advice and actually know alot about nutrition and natural healing. I was a vegetarian at one point then added chicken. I didn't touch red meat for years. After I married, I started cooking to please my husband and the rest is history. Its hard to get him to eat anything good for him except green beans. It drives me crazy!

Well, time for bed. Goodnight to All,


April 23, 2006 - Msg 37193: Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs Goober!!

jennie boone

April 23, 2006 - Msg 37194:
Hey Folks,

Congratulations to The Goober's!

Rev-Thanks for the response.

God Bless and see ya in the morning,

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37195: Its aromatic and thick,
And its great when you're sick
And I have heard tell
It cures toe fungus as well

Folks love it here on this old porch
We discuss it in spurts round here.
Its safe to use, and does the job
And from side effects is clear.

This lil poem is almost done
I just had to say
That for what ails you...in this old world
Grab a jar of VICKS today!

fun girl

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37196: Congrats Goober!...morning Big Maude,asa,hm,fg,boo,ro,Tina,mdc,marty,lucy,mavis,TOM,Rev, and all,...what has happened to Chuck?..well here at work now ..breakfast is on asa...where I dont know!...will check back in a bit to find out..Miss Tin where on the porch are you located?..im in ga...got to get logged on here....prayers to all...way to go Goober..SPOT

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37197: Breakfast is on me huh? OK, let's head over to the diner for the all you can eat special. And this time only one of you leave a quarter. Olive got so many tips last time it put her in a higher tax bracket.
Goober, that is great news for you and the Mrs. Congrats and be safe going to Denver.
Spot, I think Chuck must have run off to Dee-troit with a female dish towel saleswoman. Ain't seen hide nor hair from him in a while now. Hazel either for that matter. And Mrs. Wiley has been awol. Hey, they weren't going over to the Remshaw house were they?
Charlotte Tucker, what are you doing these days. And Mary Wiggins, we miss you.
Have you guys heard the latest about Possum? Well let me tell you what I heard the boys at the lodge saying about....oh dear, there's the door. I'll tell you all later.


April 24, 2006 - Msg 37198: Just like Asa to up and leave in the middle of a good yarn. . .
Next thing you know he won't be remembering it - you know what happened to his gun. . .he couldn't remember to take care of it either.

It's just him and his tinfoil collection. . .


April 24, 2006 - Msg 37199: I will leave the tip asa...and thanks for picking up the tab...think I will have pork chops and eggs and milk...we do need to check the Remshaw house for all at large...but lets go in groups...I might could sniff them out...lets make a possie...Asa you are the captian...SPOT

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37200: Good Morning to all, I am at work but moving slow. Missed breakfast Asa, maybe I can have a raincheck. Spot you and Asa be careful of those pictures with the moving eyes in the Remshaw house, you never know who will be watching you and don't be drinking anything you find in the basement either. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs. Goober on the offical verification. You guys have a good day and hopefully will see you at lunch. What are we having SPOT? Big Maude

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37201: Good morning everyone! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. Hey to all on the porch this fine day.

BOO: You have my prayers for Sean.

TINA: Howdy. While the final seasons won't be released for awhile (providing they are released), there are websites that provide synposes of the shows. Not ideal, but helpful myabe. They are working on comprehensive descriptions for the new Gossip Club project. You can find links in the archives, or other places on the Mayberry website.

Ooops. I'm being beckoned. I'll check back later.


April 24, 2006 - Msg 37202: Good morning, everyone! Tina, I won't offer any answers to your questions, I think that's been covered, but I'd like to welcome you to the porch. You don't even have to look around for a TAGS name - you've got one! You can be Tina Andrews - Barney's old flame who became a movie star. I don't know if you planned to stay or not, but we'd love for you to do so. You'll like it here.

Congratulations, Goober! Please tell Mrs. Goober how very happy I am for both of you.

Had a great afternoon at the iris gardens yesterday. Blooms weren't too showy - weather had beaten them down - but I was with two good friends, and that's enough. Three years ago, when I decided to do something with my bare-nekkid back yard, my neighbor recommended his brother, who is a landscaper. I'm glad I called Joe, because he's very talented, and just the nicest person in the world. I've enjoyed the association very much, have become friends with his wife, they come to dinner now and then, and it has been much more than a working relationship, we've become good friends. The three of us went to Argyle (a tiny town northwest of Dallas), had lunch at the Cowboy Cafe (wonderful hamburger and fries) and went to the iris gardens. Ordered a few iris (irises?) as well.

Well, haven't been up long, the Plum is convinced she's starving, and I need my insulin. You all be good. I've got to work tonight and tomorrow night, so won't be around much until Wednesday, probably. Be good, and act like somebody, you hear? Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37203: Good one, fun girl. --Romeena

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37204: in a local town visits on tv- there is a town in southern illinois nrea sullivian, ill for the illinois and indiana folks. it's got a resturant named aunt b's. the whole theme is mayberry. they have autographed pictures of the cast, mayberry high autographed jacket, decorated as aunt beas kitchen. welcome tina. fun girl, instead of the v---- word, we'll send you a couple of gallons of shine to perk you up.ha. congrats to the goobers. are you naming it after a mayberry character? romeena, take care of yourself and don't overdue it. spot- i noticed last night a lot of flashlights in the remshaw place. boo- prayers continue forsean. me-they what did you do over the weekend? asa- we'll let homemaker leave the quater tip, ok? i too have noticed a lot of folks off the porch, they must be busy. prayers forall of them. AUH20 and JENNIEBONE great seeing your ok.mdc- i guess in that case the frogman won't be delivered cause i think clarence earp is a scam, don't you? lucy matthews, thanks, i'll try to slow down a bit. supper is on the plum, wonder what we'll have? GUYS DON;T FORGET MOTHERS DAY AROUND THE 14TH OF MAY, or we might be cooking, dishes , laundry. ha. buckeye

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37205: I checked with the Plum, and got the menu. We're having carrot salad, carrot soup, baked carrots, sauteed carrots, boiled carrots, grilled carrots and for dessert, carrot cake with carrot icing. Hope everyone likes carrots. Also, she was wondering if anyone knows how to make carrot squeezin's. If you do, don't tell her. That's all I need around here, is her spinning around on the piano bench, tipsy on carrot squeezin's.

Well, so much for getting some bats to roost around here. I wanted some, to control mosquitoes, so put up a very nice bat house. It's on top of a 20 ft pole, has three chambers, supposed to be a perfect nursery house. Well, would you believe a family of sparrows has nested in it? Since it has no floor, just flat vertical panels to create the chambers, it had to be some feat of engineering for those birds to nest, but they did it. Big old messy streamers of grass and straw and string hanging out of my bat house, and two very smug-looking sparrows perched on top! Humph!! Little squatters.

Well, I'm off to lunch with a friend, and to find a new iced tea maker. My old one broke (snif!) and I have to get another. I love those things! So convenient, just pop in the tea bags, fill the reservoir with water and turn it on. In about five minutes, you have a gallon of fresh-brewed iced tea. It's a must-have around my house.

Sugarplum says come early, and bring your appetite! --Romeena

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37206: Hey Mayor Buckeye: So supper is on Sugarplum. Do you suppose we'll be getting biscuits. Maybe Romeena can make some gravy to soften them up a little although Spot may like them nice and crunchy to keep the tartar off.
Yo Sterling Holobyte- Where are you- still remodeling? Did you get my message that I was redoing the hallway and closets among other projects?.

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37207: Hey to everyone. Hope your day is sailing.

PAPPABEAR: This past weekend we drove to Delaware to visit my Mrs.' sister's family. We had a good time. They don't allow their kids to watch tv, but we found out that they have gotten most of the TAGS DVDs and been really enjoying them. For the kids, it's their first exposure and they think that they are hysterical. They also shared their good news with us: they are expecting their 10th child in October! Yes, you heard me correctly. Their oldest is 22, their youngest (as of now) is 1. As you probably guessed, they are religiously very conservative (for lack of a better word). The news had a mixed reception. My wife and her mom are very concerned for my sister-in-law's health. Having that many kids really pushes your body.

Oh, well. Gotta earn that paycheck.

Carrot squeezins? One man's (or dog's) pleasure is another's poison, I guess!


April 24, 2006 - Msg 37208: Ooops! Forgot...I mean...BUCKEYE!


April 24, 2006 - Msg 37209: me- they, i answer to anything pipeman, pappa bear, mayor, buckeye even hey you if there is food involved. ha. maybe we should have a name your mayors name for me. who knows i might become mayor pike when the votes are in, i liked him. now the stoners, well they were like the carps, yes ma'm folks in these parts don't get upset when they leace. ha. romeena- briscoe darling will bring the plum some spiked carrot juice. we should all be able to see at night so well that we won't need any flash lights as we tour the histerical remshaw house. if i change names often enough and win reelection i could be mayor until opie is out of high scool, ha. mayor pike, er pipeman, er, pappa bear, ole buckeye. to the new folks i change my pen name here at least once a year for a change that's names used. i like them all, what do you think about mayor pike since that's mayberry name? buckeye

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37210: i wondered where you went pipeman.....i was gone for a spell and almost asked several times where you had gone.......(tee hee)

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37211:
Me-they-Buckeye has so many aliases that he may be featured on America's most Wanted! ha
Prayers for your friends family. I know several families with ten kids, and I am one of 8 kids with the same "point spread" and my mom is 87 and still hanging in there with us! BTW, thanks for all your porchster prayers for her. She has been doing quite well these days.
RO- Maybe Andy could serve notice on those sparrows, ha, but they may have a bond to cash in!

Good one Maude on the official verification! Ha
How about this: we could get Mrs goober a watch with "7" engraved on the back! (:
Fungirl- VICKS! you bet- cute poem too!
CAN WE PUT Vicks in the gas tank to improve milage?? ha
BOO- you can ask Bruce to do it for the kids! They need him! Go throughout the whole house (and the new one) and cast out the evil and ask the Holy Spirit to come in and dwell. Does wonders!
ASA- add KY girl and YMK to your APB.
Did you say Possum Lodge? Love it! If she dont find ya handsome, she should at least find ya handy!"
LUCI- what job hunt? ha Nowadays they find ME over the net! teehee
OK gang, have a great evening, prayers for all at 6:55 AZ time!

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37212: Hi, thanks for the prayers for Sean. You folks have such sweet hearts. I wish I could give you a big hug!

Ro, when I was visiting my Aunt and Uncle in Houston, I noticed that around their subdivision there were lots of flowering shrubs with pink blossoms. Aunt Rena said they were wild roses and that they are very easy to care for and don't need to be sprayed for bugs and they bloom all year. Ever heard of those? I am seriously considering planting some when it comes time to landscape. In one yard a saw a flowerbed with river rock around it and it contained the wild rose bushes and three young pine trees. It looked beautiful.

Hey Me-They, I am familiar with the philosophy of some of the more conservative religious (I'll use your words since I don't know what to call such folks) and I really admire them. They have the right heart and desire to change the world for Christ by raising up Godly children who will make a difference. If I had married earlier I would have tried to have more children but I am very thankful for the two. As far as the concern your wife has about your sis-in-law's health, there are some added risks, post partum bleeding for instance but chances are she will be just fine. Alot of problems associated with many births come later with bladder problems and so on and may require surgery. It is hard on the body, though to have so many if they are close together, especially. It takes alot out of a person! I don't think anyone should be having a baby a year.

Well, tonight is TV night. Wife Swap and Super Nanny are coming on. I am probably going to try to watch Shalom in The Home, I have not watched it yet. Ya'll have a good one!


April 24, 2006 - Msg 37213: mdc- probably america's most unwanted list. ha. boo-are you having popcorn while you watch your shows or will that lay heavy on your chest? speaking of mayor i haven't seen a show with the mayor on it for some time,. quess i'll have to dust off my copies. WHAT MOTHERS DAY PLANS DO YOU HAVE? what are your gas prices? central illinois is hovering aroun $2.90 a gallon. this may help if anyone is traveling. mayor pike, er buckeye

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37214: on the porch just a swinging or a rocking. buckeye

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37215: Thank you Asa,for letting me know what I've been up to lately! Funny,I don't remember being at the Lodge..HEY- somebody must've spiked my kool-aid with mulberry squeezins!
Boo,could an emergency C-section (No,I AIN'T pregnant!) cause someone to have repeated UTIs and bladder trouble,such as spasms? My daughter never had any problems such as these until after she had Laci.I have a feeling it's connected. She's getting set up to see a urologist,but since you said what you did in your post,I thought I'd ask you about it anyway.
Another medical quesstion-I came home from work early because I felt lightheaded and just blah feeling (No,I ain't pregnant!) and I think it's due to fluid behing my eardrum. My ear doesn't hurt,so do I have to take antibiotics to clear it up? Or will a decongestant alone do the trick? It's been bothering me off & on for a few weeks now. Anybody? Boo? Ro? Doctor Asa? Ha!
Well,better get back under my rock-y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37216: Evening porchesters. Sitting a spell and resting my weary mind and bones. Tiring day for my end of the porch. Just finishing up some laundy (again). You know I still think my neighbors sneak their laundy in with mine while I am at work, cause my hamper is never empty!! :) I have been outside throwing football with my 15 year old son. He says I do pretty good for a Mom. Guess I will watch 7th Heaven and then Andy at 9 EST and then on to bed. Seems like I need more rest than I used to. Wonder what causes that? Let me know about breakfast in the am. talk you you later.
Big Maude

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37217: Fluid "behing" my eardrum? Gee,no wonder I felt rough today! That was meant to be "behind".
possum again

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37218: Hey Maude! Ya snuck in on me! Guess I didn't hear ya with all this fluid "behing" my eardrum! Ha!
possum again

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37219: Buckeye, Gas in Northeast Tennessee was $2.84 this afternoon about 5:30. It could be higher now because everytime I drive by the Gas N Go it has gone up again. Guess I'd better stay in Tennessee , saves me 6 cents on the gallon. As the major of the porch, can you do something about the price of gas ?? :) Big Maude

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37220: hey everyone,hope everybody had a good weekend ,SPOT,ASA BUCKEYE,MDC..some good racing this weekend ...me and the wife took a little road trip today ,we drove up to MOUNT AIRY and saw all the sites ,ate me a pork chop samwich at the SNAPPY LUNCH,man was it good. SPOT that porkchop was 3/4 inch thick with slaw ,chili, tomatoes, and onions .We went next door to FLOYDS barber shop and down the street to the Emporium,they have a ANDY museum there now ,had a great time but we are tired ,gonna sleep good tonght

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37221: hello mayberry how are you today i am fine are all of you good ........gizzmo

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37222: Hey Gizzmo I'm pretty good today, it was a busy one, but I'm pretty good. Ok, I think my post about the lilacs got swept or something so I'm gonna ask again, how do I get lilacs that a client gave me off her bush to get started so I can plant them? I have them in water now, but don't know whether to put them right in the ground or start in a pot. I can groom dogs, but when it comes to flowers, I'm no good, I'm just no good, I tell ya I think I'll let that carrot soup slide on by Plum

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37223: hello to gizzmo - the northeast part of the porch is fine-a bit rainy abd cool, 50 degrees or so.
Mayberry Deputy- thanks for that report on Mt Airy- I like to hear about the doings there. I wish it was a little or maybe a lot closer. it takes us 10 or 12 hours to get down there. That's a pretty good gas bill isn't it big Maude.
Marty from Mountain Top

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37224: HI ALL.



April 24, 2006 - Msg 37225: You are welcome Tom hope the fruit stripe ones have wrappers with them. Do they?

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37226:
Good evening Marty, Spot, Ro, Mavis, gizzmo, MD, Big Maude, Possum, buckeye, Boo, MDC, M.T., homemaker, Asa, Fun Girl, auh20 and everyone else.

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Goober!

Welcome Tina. Sure glad you stopped by. Come on back and have a sit on the porch anytime.

Mayberry Deputy...sounds like you had a great time in Mt. Airy. You know you could have brought us all a porkchop samwich back.

I got a chance to do a lot of yard work today. It was so nice outside today. Love it!

Well I'm headed for bed. You all have a blessed night and see ya at breakfast.

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37227:
Hello Tom...we must have posted at same time. As always.. really good poem.

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37228: Porchsters, just came by to say "hey." Things have been crazy. Busy with work and daughter's track meets. Thanks for asking after me, Asa. Good to see Fun Girl here. Has Hazel stopped in lately? She is a bird. I love her humor. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Goober. Welcome to new faces--Marty from Mountaintop and Big Maude.
Charlotte Tucker

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37229: By the way, buckeye, spring is beautiful in my neck of Illinois this year, how 'bout in yers?
Charlotte Tucker

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37230:
Evening Folks,

Gas in Western New York is at $3.04 for regular unleaded. Things always seem to be a bit more expensive in the P.R.N.Y. (Peoples Republic of New York)

buckeye-I think you had the best line of the night. You'll answer to "hey you if there is food involved." Now that is too rich.

I think I might be the only hockey fan in the crowd (maybe not) but the Sabres just dismantled the Flyers lead series 2-0. Hot Dog!

God Bless,

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37231: Hey gang. Shazam here. Ive been on standby for a while because I had to get another computer for the family. Since Ive been gone I know I probably have missed several new members if so Hello... to the regular members on the porch it's good to be back here and I hope I can catch up on the latest. Till then much love to you and yours I will check back in the morning for replies. I missed you guys like i miss my old computer. I shouldnt have bought from Mrs. Lesh. SHAZAM

April 24, 2006 - Msg 37232: Possum, I told you that swimming in the duck pond would get you in trouble, and here you are with fluid behind your ear. Heat up a spoonful of mulberry squeezins and put em in your ear drum. PLEASE tell me that no one out there has a sure cure for possums problems that involve V--ks. LOL
fun girl