May 02, 2006 - Msg 37502: A Visit to Barney Fife
Andy visits Barney and makes him a hero.

May 02, 2006 - Msg 37503: It's another sunny, schoolday afternoon and Richie Cunningham has spent the past several hours throwing down "pop" at the town's teenage watering hole, "Al's". Finding a moment between Ralph Malph's bad jokes, Richie gets up to play some pinball. Unfortunately, he doesn't see the fake vomit Ralph left on the floor, slips, and crashes head first into the jukebox. Unconscious for several minutes, Richie is finally revived with a snap of the Fonz' fingers.
"Hey, Richie? You alright?" asks a concerned Potsy.

"Yeah, I think so." Richie lays there confused. Not only is he still dazed from the blow, but he also remembers...

Later that day the phone rings in the sheriff's office of a small town. A shaky deputy answers. "Hello? Just a minute. Andy! It's for you!"

Two weeks later, Milwaukee District Courtroom. Opening statements are about to begin in the custody battle over Richie Cunningham/Opie Taylor. Andy Griffith will argue that he is the biological father and that, along with Aunt Bea, would provide a better home for little Opie. He will also accuse the Cunninghams of kidnapping and brainwashing Opie. The Cunninghams will argue that they are in fact the rightful and better parents. They will claim that Richie's flashbacks are artificial memories implanted from watching too much TBS as a child. Unfortunately, neither side can produce any concrete evidence such as a birth certificate.

Due to flu season, the judge pool is extremely depleted. The only available judge with child custody experience is King Solomon, who will preside over today's proceedings. To whom will the ever wise Solomon award custody? Under obscure state laws, joint custody or splitting Ron Howard in two are not allowable options.

May 02, 2006 - Msg 37504: Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) and his young son Opie (Ron Howard) are in need of a new housekeeper. Andy's Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) looks like the perfect candidate and moves in, but her presence causes friction with Opie.

002 002 October 10, 1960 The Manhunt
Andy and his bumbling deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), offer to help track down an escaped convict, but the Captain of the State Police scoffs at the small-town sherrif's help.

003 003 October 17, 1960 The Guitar Player
With a little help from Andy, a skilled local guitar player gets an audition with a popular music band.

The guitar player is played by James Best, who later played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard.

004 006 November 7, 1960 Runaway Kid
Andy teaches Opie about how important it is to keep a promise, only to have that lesson conflict with his need to help Opie's friend who ran away from home.

This is the last episode where any references are made about Andy and Barney being cousins.

005 008 November 28, 1960 Opie's Charity
Andy is concerned that Opie has been less-than-generous when giving to charity.

006 004 October 24, 1960 Ellie Comes to Town
Ellie Walker, a pretty young pharmacist, moves to Mayberry to help her uncle in the local drugstore. Her adherence to the rules creates turmoil with the town's resident hypochondriac.

This is the first appearance of Ellie Walker, played by Elinor Donahue who was fresh from her popular role as Betty on Father Knows Best

007 005 October 31, 1960 Irresistible Andy
Andy believes Ellie is trying to maneuver him into a marriage proposal, and resolves to get out of the unwanted situation.

008 009 December 8, 1960 A Feud Is a Feud
Andy must stop a feud between two mountain families, the Wakefields and the Carters, thus permitting the marriage of their children.

This plot is derived from the legendary Hatfield

May 02, 2006 - Msg 37505: Welcome to our 21th issue of "The eBullet"!

The Complete Second Season of TAGS is going over fantastically with fans. Especially popular are the original commercials for 30 of the 31 Second Season episodes. Most have not been seen since their original broadcast.

Our price for the Second Season is the same as for the Complete First Season of TAGS on DVD (still available): $32.00, or about 20% off the suggested retail price.

Weaver's also has three exclusive Combo Offers with the Second Season DVD set and TAGS trading cards, books, and a clock that make for even greater savings if you've been thinking about getting some of the other items and are looking for an extra-good deal.

The Complete Third Season (which again will have original commercials featuring the cast!) and a boxed set of the First Three Seasons will be released by Paramount on Aug. 16. We'll start taking pre-orders at our online Weaver's Dept. Store on Aug. 1. We expect that our price for the Third Season will be the same as for the first two seasons. We're not yet sure about the pricing for the 3-Season boxed set.

Paramount also has announced that the Fourth Season will be released in November and in plenty of time for holiday shopping. By Labor Day, we should know an exact date for the release of the Fourth Season. And we might have info about any future releases at that time, too. We'll post details on the site and in future issues of "The eBullet".

Meanwhile, here's more of what's happening in Mayberry:


* Now: Ron Howard's "Cinderella Man," starring Russell Crowe and Ren?e Zellweger, is in theaters.

* July 6: David Browning tries out his fast-draw at the Summer Motion Festival in Ashland, Ky.

* July 9: David Browning shows valor when he takes to the field for the Mississippi Braves game in Pearl.

* July 14: David Browning fills the bleach-ers to help the Bristol (Va.) White Sox look their brightest.

* July 15: David Browning is on track and suits the Edenton (N.C.) Steamers to a tea when he rolls into town for their ballgame.

* July 17: David Browning, Allan Newsome, and Kenneth Junkin are among the Mayberry tribute artists expected to shine for Mayberry Night with the Huntsville (Ala.) Stars ballgame.

* July 21: More star-shining for David Browning, this time with the Greenville (Tenn.) Astros.

* July 23: David Browning might be on the trail of Ernest T. Bass as he sniffs out the Rockhounds baseball game in Midland, Tex.

* July 23: It's a Darlings reunion when Doug Dillard, Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson Mancuso perform at the Oakboro Music Hall in Oakboro, N.C. Showtimes are 2:30 and 8 p.m. For more details, visit

* July 30: Mayberry Squad Car Nationals in Graysville, Ala. (just northwest of Birmingham). Details TBA.

* Aug. 4: David Browning has claws in his contract that require him to either fish or cut bait at Mayberry Night with the Hickory (N.C.) Crawdads.

* Aug. 5: David Browning makes a pact with the Princeton (W.V.) Devil Rays.

* Aug. 6: David Browning finds the courage to take the field for Mayberry Night with the Danville (Va.) Braves.

* Aug. 12 to 14: Don Knotts Festival in Morgantown, W.V. Don Knotts is scheduled to attend. Other special guests may also participate. The festival is part of Arts on the River Week. Activities on Fri., Aug. 12, include: A fan club (yes, that means us!) event late in the afternoon, a celebration on Don Knotts' TV career at the historic Metropolitan Theatre at 8:00 p.m. Activities on Sat., Aug.13, include: Kids' Day in Downtown Morgantown, a late afternoon/early evening parade complete with the unveiling of a Don Knotts' "Star" in front of the historic Metropolitan Theatre, and a celebration of Don Knotts' film career later in the evening. Most of the festival events will happen in the downtown Morgantown area. Look for updates on the Event Calendar at or on the city's site at

* Aug. 12: David Browning slides in for second Mayberry Night of the season with the Salem (Va.) Avalanche baseball team.

* Aug. 13: Doug Dillard and Rodney Dillard perform at "Onion Fest and Mayberry Day" at Ritter Farms in Rutledge, Tenn. (not far from Knoxville). Showtime is 6:00 p.m. on Sat., August 13. There also will be Mayberry tribute artists and squad cars on hand, along with other Mayberryish goin's on. For more info, visit or call (865) 767-2575

* Aug. 13: Double your fun with David Browning at the Elizabethton (Tenn.) Twins game.

* Aug. 19: "Mayberry Night" at Oakboro Music Hall in Oakboro, N.C. Favorite Mayberry tribute artists, including David Browning, Allan Newsome, Kenneth Junkin, Phil Fox, Jamie Sullivan, and Jeff Branch, are scheduled. For more info, visit

* Aug. 20: The Roland White Band performs at the Mt. Hood (Ore.) Bluegrass Festival.

* Sept. 3 and 4: The Roland White Band performs at the Chilliwack Bluegrass Festival in Chilliwack, BC, Canada. For more info visit

* Sept. 22-24: 16th Annual Mayberry Days in Mount Airy, N.C. Full details about this year's star lineup haven't been announced yet, but you can expect a lineup similar to previous

May 02, 2006 - Msg 37506: I read the article Floyd - thanks for the link - I really appreciate you!
Everyone have a great day -

May 02, 2006 - Msg 37507: Well they couldn't find a perimeter for Mama's cancer. They said they are almost certain that it is what she had 22 yrs. ago and that it is rare so she is going to have to see a specialist to get it taken care of.

All prayers are very much needed and welcomed.


May 02, 2006 - Msg 37508: I'm not sure I understand, Dixie but I will pray for your mom.

Well Sean finally fell asleep. I finally had to call his neurologist because of the severity of the jerking. It scared me this time. I had to get on the bed with him, wrap my legs around his and hold his arms. He was in terrible shape, poor kid. The doc told me to try giving him some Benadryl and Bruce and I tried breathing exercises until he was able to calm down. I have to tell you it was not pleasant. He is sleeping soundly now. If this keeps up I don't know what I'll do. The doctor told me that this episode was most likely caused from the trauma of Jingles dying. Thank you for your prayers, just wanted to let you know that he is better right now and now I am going to bed because I am emotionally exhausted.

MDC, I think I have that book you mentioned. I will look for it.

Goodnight All,


May 02, 2006 - Msg 37509:
Hello everyone.
Spot..hope things stay quite for you tonight at work. See ya at breakfast. Man sure hate I missed that fish fry.

Three in a row for the Braves!

Gas dropped here (midlands SC) to $2.60 Reg.unleaded.

Prayers for all the needs that have been posted.

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37510: Hey Rev...yea the braves are getting on track...this morning its I-Hop on Asa! gona pig out...about another hour till quiting time..Boo prayers,Lucy prayers,Dix prayers,where did all the informing post come from?...well see ya at the Hop and then back here at work at 2..>b>SPOT

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37511: test

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37512: Morning Porch. I just now read about Sean Boo. I hope he calmed down last night and was able to rest. Poor thing.
Dix, your Mom is in my prayers for sure.
So I'm buying breakfast today huh? OK, I suppose it's only fair. Come one, come all!

I just read where the actress who played Flora has passed away at age 68. Sad to see all our characters moving on.:(

Think I'll have the businessmans special at the Diner today. It's goo-ood!


May 03, 2006 - Msg 37513: Morning to you all, Just sitting a minute before I move on with my day. Boo and Dixie, you continue to me in my prayers. Hope things are better today. Thanks for breakfast Asa. Mighty nice of you to treat us. Hey to you SPOT, hope you are having a good day. Rev, Gas here is about
2.76 this morning, it has came down a tad since yesterday. Good day to you all. Big Maude

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37514: Good morning, all. Boo, I think I read it somewhere, or saw on one of the medical channels, that there is a relatively simple surgery for controlling the Tourette's manifestations. I think it's something like what they do for epileptic seizures. Scary, I know, but if it could help....

Lucy, I'd have bet there was some hormonal stuff going on. In that case, honey, there's nothing on this green earth you can do right now that will please that child. Just keep on loving her, being kind to her, and eventually, she'll come around.

Anybody know who posted all the bulletin-type things at the beginning of this board? Not that it's offensive - it's certainly not - but it's a bit outdated, sort of old news. Just wondering.

Well, I worked last night, and have to go back tonight, so I'm hitting the sack. Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37515: Good morning, everyone! Hey to ASA, BIG MAUDE, and all those on the porch.

ROMEENA: My wife's in the same boat today (worked last night and back again tonight). Yeah, there's something wierd going on all right. I think the same thing happened the other day as well. Any idea's, FLOYD?

BOO: I'm glad Sean finally was able to calm down and get to sleep. You and your husband sound like wonderful parents. Your kids are obviously blessed.

DIXIE: You and your mom are in my prayers.

ASA: You are so right.

We got some good news this morning; my wife does not have gestational diabetes. It's fairly common in pregannat women and not cause for great alarm, but my wife, particulary, was really concerned about it. Praise the Lord. Hey, AFD: How are you doing?

We also got some not-so-hot news yesterday. The contractor who is supposed to be doing our kitchen now can't get to it until the end of June. Normally, this wouldn't be a big problem, but we were very hopeful that this could get done this month or while we are on vacation in early June since the baby is due in mid-July but could come early. Beside the general inconvenience of having your kitchen ripped apart for a few weeks with a new baby in the house, there are other considerations. Our house is about 120 years old, and the biggest job in the kitchen is that the ceiling must be ripped out. That means a lot of plaster dust, layers of lead paint, and possibly asbestos particles being spread around. The contractor is taking precautions but I still don't want the kids around that, much less a newborn. I guess we could wait, but until it gets done we won't have the washer and dryer hooked up so will have to lug laundry for five to my mom's (which we have been doing for awhile now and it isn't fun, let me tell you!). And, we don't want to be going through this when school starts in September. One blessing is that our contractor is the father of a good friend and a good Christian man. He's done work for us before and is very professional, trustworthy and reasonable; three qualities rarely found in a contractor at the same time around here. So, say a little prayer if y'all have time.

Well, back to the salt mines...

Great breakfast, SPOT!


May 03, 2006 - Msg 37516: MDC: How goes the job search?


May 03, 2006 - Msg 37517: Thanks friends. It has been an emotionally exhausting week but I felt your prayers! God is faithful. Sean seemed better this morning and slept well through the night. He just seemed very tired (to be expected, I guess) and was still having some trouble with the tics. RO, there is a surgery called Deep Brain Stimulation where they actually put two holes in the skull and place 2 electrodes into the area of the brain responsible for causing the tics, they run the wires down the spine where they come out and are connected to a control that sends electrical impulses into the brain. At this point it has only been done to a handful of people with Tourette's worldwide (only those with very severe symptoms). They aren't doing the surgery on kids because alot of them stop having the symptoms after puberty. We just have to wait and see and over time it will be something that is done more routinely. If Sean needs it later we will certainly consider it. He watched a special on it with me and he is already asking for "holes in his head"! I try to understand what he must be enduring but he tells me I just don't know how bad it is. As horrible as it is I know we are doing all we can and its good to know that some day, if this persists, there is hope for him....AND we are learning that we can find good in even this when we look for it. It has made us all stronger. I can't even imagine going through this five years ago, I would have been a basket case!

Well, lots to do...BREAK TIME OVER!



May 03, 2006 - Msg 37518: Oh Hey Me-They, didn't see ya there. Thank you for those precious words of encourangement. Glad to hear that your wife's pregnancy is going well! What a mess with the house, though. I feel for you. Prayers that God will direct you and that things get finished up soon. I understand your concern about the asbestos and the lead paint.


May 03, 2006 - Msg 37519: "MEAT!" ("TOFU!" for all you vegeterians out there.)


May 03, 2006 - Msg 37520: I'm not sure who is posting all that information on the porch that comes right from I'm not sure of the purpose but I'm afraid it may have been something we don't really want so I took care of it for now. I'll look more into as time goes by but I think they may stop for a while.


May 03, 2006 - Msg 37521: Hi, all...
I just read that the actress who played Goober's girlfriend Flora has passed away. It's so sad to see the cast dwindle away...

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37522: Thanks for investigating, FLOYD. Just so long as it's not interlopers!


May 03, 2006 - Msg 37523: prayers to all...hey maude,asa,boo,deb,MT,dix,ro,Rev,mdc,md,hm,hazel,and all the porch...tonight its fried chicken and TATERS,field peas,corn on the cobb,tea green onions and peach cobbler....ready at 6:30....back in a bit...SPOT

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37524: dixie- prayers for you, your mamma and family. floyd- thanks for all you do. deb- yes it's so sad to watch all the cast leave us, what they taught us will live on as long as we keep the mayberry spirit alive. me- they congrats on the baby, maybe god is trying to say the baby will come while you would have been on vacation. things will work out. boo- prayers continue for you and yours . hello big maude and romeena and of course carrot juice for the plum. asa- nothing like starting the day with breakfast at the dinner, i left a quarter tip, i mean all that food and great service too. spot great having you home on the porch. rev- it's been raining in midwest again. can you imagine the 2006 world series braves and white sox? where and what's for supper tonight? i sure hope they know how to fix hoot owl pie, why the last folks that made one ruined a perfectly good hoot owl. buckeye

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37525: How do I find the current contest?

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37526: Buckeye menu was in the post above ya...LOL!...SPOT

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37527: Hey everybody! Today was a much better day, thanks for your prayers. Sean is doing alot better. Guess we will just wait and see.

Did laundry and CLEANED THE REFRIGERATOR!! Don't ya'll hate that job? I should be thankful I don't have to leave my perishables in a bag in the creek like our ancestors. My folk's refrigerator is a nice side by side that I know they paid big bucks for, not very old either..anyway, when I was putting one of the clean shelves back in it cracked in two! I was so mad. Something that costs so much should last longer. Remember when refrigerator shelves were like oven racks and impossible to break? Now they are plastic and glass. Stupid, I think. Last night I also broke the handle off the patio door. I just took ahold of it to open it and the handle broke off. Either I have super-human strength all of a sudden or they just don't make things sturdy enough. I haven't mentioned either to Dad yet....trying to avoid it. hehe

Spot, the house is going slowly. The land is clearing off nice and I have enough firewood cut for a lifetime. We need to meet again soon with the guy doing the plans. Bruce is reading several books about building so he won't make any mistakes and we are getting ready to set up "house-building central" in the family room. We are moving out a couch and putting a table and setting up 2 computers, fax and printers, etc. Bruce said we will need it all for when we start the building process. He has set a deadline of October 1 for starting the actual building. He says it will take him that long to get all the right ducks in a row. So we are looking at having it finished next spring or summer, probably....sounds like a LONG time! I never dreamed I would be spending 3 Christmases here.

Sad about Flora. At least we have the memories.

Better go get ready for bible study tonight. The kids are out playing in the water (its been 90 degrees here).


May 03, 2006 - Msg 37528: Thank you for remembering us. Boo what that means is that when they cut out part of her cheek yesterday what they cut was all cancer cells. In other words they didn't find an edge. It's is much bigger than they thought and they couldn't keep cutting b/c they don't know how big. Literally it couyld be in half of her face or spread to other organs. She goes to get a full body scan Friday to find out where it is exactly.

dixie :):)

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37529:
Wow, I just lost a nice long post! drat!
Well, here is a quick hello.
More later,

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37530: I hate when that happens, MDC! That has happened to me several times. Darn irritating. Like getting 10-4'd right in the middle of an idea!

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37531: Evening porch people. Just saying good night. Things have been busy on my end of the porch, I haven't had much time to rock and rest this week.
Very Busy at work this week and somewhat stressful 3 days at that. I took off this morning to take my Mom to see her cardiologist for her yearly check up. She is 75 and had triple by pass 5 years ago so she has to be checked out 1 x year. All went well and we are greatful for that. My Dad died when I was 11 so at this point in time looking after her is mostly up to me. She lives alone and does well but I still needed to go with her. I have a younger brother but he is not real good about checking on her or asking if she needs anything so I do the best I can. Thanks for reminding me about the National Day of Prayer MDC. We talked about it in church Sunday, but with all that has gone on it had slipped my mind. Dixie, prayers will be with you and your Mom. SPOT, thanks for the great meal. Glad you are back to cooking. You should have your own Food Network Show "Porch Cooking with the SPOTSTER" :) Didn't mean to go on about myself so much. Thanks for listening you guys. Big Maude

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37532:
Hello porch family.

Boo...I praise God that Sean is doing better today. We continue to pray.

M-T...Remodeling is a pain to go through but I'm sure it will be really nice when it's all done.

Dixie...I continue to pray for you and family also.

MDC...thanks for reminding us of National Day Of Prayer. I think it should be everyday.

Spot...supper sure was good. Hey did ya hear that Dale Jarrett is moving to Toyoda next year? 2 year $20 million deal with M. Waldrop.

Everyone be blessed and have a wondereful nights sleep.

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37533:
Hey Big Maude...posted at same time...glad your mom's test were good.

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37534: Evenin' Y'all,
Sounds like there has been some great news to spread on the porch today. I have some too. I had my endoscopy done today and it went well (although I could do without the demoral hangover, couldn't otis handle this one?). The dr had to stretch out my esophagus and its really irritated from my reflux, but that's it. I can handle all of that.
Rev- Gas went down here from 2.95 last week to 2.83 (Spots may be less in Kennesaw). Go Braves!
MDC- Did you watch tonights Texas Ranch House? I'm taping the whole series. Its pretty good.
Spot- Our Girl, Paris was booted. She took it really well, dontcha think?
Boo- Bryson keeps asking me when our pools opening. I certainly won't tell him about Sean and Erin!
Big Maude- You're a good daughter! I'm sure your Mother appreciates all you do.
Me-They- Glad to hear about your wife. With Bryson I had to be tested a few times for diabetes. Did the Mrs. have to drink that nasty orange crush stuff? I'll have nightmares over that stuff tonight, ha.
Spot, you asked me what I do in the outside world. Well, I'm currently what I like to call a domestic engineer. I have a bachelors degree in fashion marketing, but have yet to use it. This fall, now that I'm no longer homeschooling, I'll be looking for a job. The way I look at it Bryson's only little once. I won't even be 40 when he graduates from high school. Although I do need to work at least part time in order to have money for retirement since SS will be gone by the time I'm ready for it. Y'all have a great day tomorrow. I'm going to try to sleep even though it may be difficult since hubby's in Dallas.
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy M.

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37535: I just read my post above and that was supose to be "TOYOTA". Showing my smarts. LOL

Lucy..hope that gas drops some more. Those high prices are tearing me up on the road. So glad your endoscopy went well.

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37536: Dixie, thanks for explaining about your mom..I hope she is holding up ok with all of this. I will continue to pray.

I have something I am VERY thankful for today. This afternoon, the kids and two of the neighbor kids were playing outside when Sean came running in the house to tell me there was a snake outside. When I went out to investigate, the kids were standing around a rattle snake! It was a small one and was trying to climb up a tree. I got the kids out of the way and Dad and I killed it with a hoe. One of the neighbor kids actually stepped over it before he noticed it on the ground. I am so thankful none of the kids were hurt! This drought is causing critters to come out looking for water. I think I will make the kids play in the backyard where the dog stays because she is good at hunting snakes.

Well, think I will turn in. Have a peaceful night and thanks for your continued prayers for Sean.


ps-glad your procedure went well, Lucy. Maude, talk about yourself as much as you need to. We are your friends.

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37537: Hi, I just found this website and I'm not quite sure how to navigate around it. Our church is planning a Father Son Banquet with a theme of the Andy Griffith Show/Mayberry/etc. Anybody know where I can get ideas, download pics, etc. We are in Charlotte, NC

May 03, 2006 - Msg 37538: Just posted about our Father Son Banquet. One of the things I'm looking for is a skit to do maybe Opie and Andy. Anybody know where I might find something like that?

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37539: Sounds like yall are moving right along Boo..prayers..hey Lucy I figured Paris would go tonight...good old Taylor is having a ball!..hey big maude,welcome terry..Rev Dale will do great with mike...Gang on another note I have not said anything about this but they found a spot on my dads lung [his pic is on Ro"s site]about a month ago and have been doing test...he went for a Pet-Scan [like a full body scan] monday and goes back friday to the doctor...they dont know if it is cancer or not....just wanted to put Pop on the prayer list...he will be 75 in dec..very active man with the garden and mowing and stuff...well all prayers would be apprecated....will be back with the breakfast menu in just a bit....dix prayers for you....well back to my movie here a work...sorry to be so long winded...SPOT

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37540: welcome terry glad you dropped by, go to the site here where you clicked on here and check out bible study. also if you go to a bible college they should have the course for a one time father/son chruch banquet. also click on let me know if the porch needs sweep and floyd pur propitor can be e=mailied and steer you. hope you stop by and pull up a chair on the porch. mayor buckeye

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37541: WHAT MORE APPROPRATE DAY TO OFFER ALL PRAYERS UP TO THE LORD , THAN TODAY THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER. spot- prayers for your dad , you and the family. his generation set the standreds high and we all owe him and others of that age group a lot. dixie, prayers for you, your mom, and your family. just remember when crisis hits, school work and life gets you down all our prayers will be with you and god won't put more on you than you can handle and he will make you even stronger as time goes on, your family here and we're pulling for all in need. lucy, glad your alright, did the doctor tell you that you have an esopahagus, i got an esopahagus, everyone has an esopahagus? sorry just reminded me of barney. good for you staying home and giving the family a ground, as hard as it is sometimes for the dad or mom to stay home the rewards in 25 years are worth exerything. spot- you got the lights on at the remshaw house and meyers lake? you know we don't have sheriff taylor on this porch? noone to keep barney straight, marry folks, chase speeders, moonshiners, skip rocks or nothing. mdc- prayers my friend on your busy time. just remember you the missus and family are being prayed for here on the porch. breakfast on the rev this morning and if he will lead us in prayer what a fitting start to prayer day. it's one am and i have a busy week, so i'll say happy trails to you and bunk down for the night. buckeye

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37542: Morning Terry,mayor,Rev,Ro,Boo,Lucy,Big Maude and all the fine porch people...this morning its scrambled eggs eith cheese,hashbrowns,sausage links,center sliced country ham,flap jacks and toast...milk and coffee...ready at 6:30...Big Maude and all I will be gone this weekend again down to Perry Ga to the Ga linemans Rodeo to be a judge...I go every year...the company sends teams down to compete...they really treat us right picking up the whole motel and food tab so Maude keep the porch fed till sun night...I will have tomorrow taken care of , leaving friday morning...yall can go to and link to the rodeo...its a neat weekend...if raid holds off...well let me get the skillet warmed up ...back in a bit....buckeye will you say grace?....SPOT

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37543: Good Mornin' Porch,
Its a nice day here in Atlanta today, isn't it Spot? The birds are having a wonderful conversation outside my window. Dontcha just love to look outside and see God's handiwork? If Bryson's feeling up to it (woke up with a cough and sniffles) I plan on taking him to the park after school. Do y'all have a costco where you live? Lordy, I could live at ours. I'm there this mornin' since we're out of spring water.
Sorry, Terry, I don't have any advice for what you're looking for. Good luck!
Prayers for everyone!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer"- Psalm 19:14

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37544: Morning, Morning, Morning. Hope all is well with my friends today. Made it to work today and have a busy day but maybe less stressful than
it has been. I truly enjoy my job, my somedays it does take a toll on me. Guess, after 25 years. that is expected. SPOT, will pray for your dad and your family. I know this is scary. I will take care of the meals Saturday and Sunday for ya. Thanks for breakfast. Gas is down to 2.77 this am, down 1 cent from last night. How they do that,I will never know. Hey to everyone else. Anybody seen Mavis? Boo, glad Sean is feeling better and such a smart young man to come get you when they saw the snake. Rev. lead us in prayer so we can
get our day started, please and thank you.
Big Maude

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37545: lord may you bless this cyber breakfast that you have provided and thanks for watching over us. it's in your name, amen... it sure is shaping up to be one of those days where no matter where you turn you run into work. hopefully it's only temporary, don't you? buckeye

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37546: there are certain laws you know, like little old ladies shouldn't clank and ole mayors shouldn't have to work. surely it's a porch law on that isn't there? i sure hope we get a sheriff taylor on the post, don't you. have a great one. buckeye

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37547: Good morning everyone! Hey to all on the porch. Nice prayers.

SPOT: Prayers for your dad are going up here. Also for everyone else in need (including DIXIE and her mom).

LUCY: I watched some of "Texas Ranch House" last night, but the Mrs. was home and we were flipping back and forth between that and "Top Chef," which we've also gotten into. I steer clear of most reality shows, but this one is a straight competition and pretty interesting. I don't watch "American Idol," but I have caught it before and enjoyed it. On "Ranch House" I get real frustrated with Mr. Cooke. He just can't seem to make a logical decision and stick to it. I don't know how they went about choosing these people (I missed the first show), but he seems awfully indecisive and too easily pushed around to be the big cheese. And I think that Maura should have been spanked more when a kid.

TERRY: Welcome! Y'all come back now, y'here?

Anyway, bless you all today. Amen.


May 04, 2006 - Msg 37548: Mornin' Porch, just got a sec to run by & say hey, will check archives tonight, when I get back in. Prayers for them that needs 'em.

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37549:
Morning Porch

Look at all the activity. It looks more like Mount Pilot than Mayberry.

Dixie & Spot and the rest of you good folks- Prayers for all of you.

Gas prices here plunged to their lowest level in hours
Reg $3.07 Supreme $3.17 Premium $3.27


May 04, 2006 - Msg 37550: Keep praying for my mortgage - I am going to fill out all the paperwork next week. We are going to borrow a very modest sum - if all goes well - I should be able to build our house for around 40,000. I am hoping to be in it by the fall. Keep praying!


May 04, 2006 - Msg 37551: About gas prices, I find it terrible in one way (the wallet) but in another I hope that it (finally) spurs our political and business leaders to get serious about alternative, renewable energy sources and vehicles that get better gas mileage. To put it in perspective, a gallon of gasoline costs about $3.00 here today; if you take a bottle of water from the 7-11 and figure it's price per gallon it would be about $8.00. A Starbuck's coffee would be about $23.00 a gallon! And most of us will gladly pay the price for our water and coffee.

Don't get me wrong, the price of gas has really put the pinch on my family. But it is a finite resource that sooner or later is going to run out. Yeah, it may be 100 years from now and not necessarily "our problem." But that's what they've been saying about Social Security for the last fifty years, and I know I wish that our parents and grandparents had demanded a little more accountability from their leaders on that score.

Well, gotta go to the dentist soon. We're taking our daughter--she loves going to the dentist and has been looking forward to it all week. Our dentist has bubble gum flavored stuff for cleaning teeth. That about explains it all.


May 04, 2006 - Msg 37552: Prayers for you, HM.


May 04, 2006 - Msg 37553: Happy NAtional Prayer day :)

Mama is doing okay. Of course we are all worried but I'm trying my best not to. After all the Lord said that we are to give him our burdens. Sometimes I just wish I could fix things but that's being selfish and prideful. My biggest faults :)

How is everyone else? I've been so out of the loop. Sheesh! I should pay more attention to my friends! You guys doing good I hope?

Everyone sing a happy tune today and smile because you will get one in return!

Dixie :):):)

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37554: BTW I have a priase! I made all A's for this sememster! Three cheers!


May 04, 2006 - Msg 37555: Good work, DIXIE! Straight As, huh? Glad that your mom is doing okay. She will remain in my prayers. Maybe it would be good for you both to celebrate your good grades.


May 04, 2006 - Msg 37556: Congratulation to Dixie. Three cheers for you!!
Big Maude

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37557: Good for DIXIE! That is a wonderful accomplishment, especially with all the stress you have been under. We are proud of you. Please remember we are here for you. I will continue to pray for your mom's situation.

SPOT, sure hope all goes well with your dad. Prayers for a good report.

I read a good quote today: "The rest of your life can be the BEST of your life". That is something to think about. No matter how things appear, God is at work to accomplish His purpose in our life for our good and His glory.

Boy, I sure like you people!


May 04, 2006 - Msg 37558:
Hi guys and gals. Another quick one today!
TX Ranch got a little PC last night with the indian situation, but I come to expect that from PBS these days. Hope to see the cattle drive tonight, as I loved the old westerns of yesteryear.
PRAYERS for all our leaders, country etc today! Thanks for being in accord! (No not the Honda, HA)
Take care,

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37559: Thought I would check in for the evening. Doing Laundry (Mr. Goss must be out with Aunt Bee or Ms. Clara), doing dishes, and mopping the kitchen floor. Seems like there is always something to do around here. You all are invited to my house tomorrow night for cake and ice cream to help me celebrate my 47th birthday. WOW! That number sure looks old when I typed it. Anyway, bring your party hats and come on over tomorrow night.
No candles please, don't want the fire department over here. Have a good evening. Big Maude

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37560: Hey, happy birthday a day early, Maude! I love birthdays. I will turn 44 in July and am very happy about it. I am one of those wierdos that is thankful to have made it this far, haha! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and I would be honored to share your cake and ice cream, and don't you worry about being 47, be proud. You are a work of God!

MDC, does Texas Ranch House come on every night? I should be watching it since I am a Texan, and Texans are very proud of their home and heritage.

Gotta go,


May 04, 2006 - Msg 37561: HI ALL.


May 04, 2006 - Msg 37562: Quick hey before I hit the hay. I'm taping Texas Ranch House so don't give any details MDC, please. Boo, tonight was the last night, but check the tv guide to see if they'll replay it. I don't watch it for the western, but because I'm a history fanatic and I'm always curious as to how modern day people would act and react to those situations. I will say that Maura and Mr. Cooke seem to be difficult to be around. Mrs. Cooke really does run the show!
Y'all have a great day tomorrow!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy M.
Spot and Dixie- Still praying!
Big Maude- Stand proud of your age. With age comes wisdom.

May 04, 2006 - Msg 37563:
Hello's everyone?

Spot...I will surely be praying for your dad. Please keep us posted. Also have a good trip to Perry for the lineman rodeo. Sounds fun.

HM...prayers for your mortgage..that everything goes smoothly.

Dixie...GREAT WORK! So proud for you!

(Now everyone join in and sing)
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Big Maude
Happy Birthday to you

Tom...that's so nice that you are helping others.

Everyone have a wonderful night. Prayers for you all.

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37564: Thanks Rev..I will..hey Lucy, Big Maude,mt,boo,ro,asa,auh20,hazel,dix,buckeye....thanks for your thoughts ...Dad goes for the results at 9:15 this morning.....things will be ok I hope ....well Big maude its up to you on the cooking for the next few days...I getting ready to head to perry Ga for the Linemans Rodeo!..gosh this one ton 4 door dully 454 big block sucks the gas but thats life!..Im on the road ....prayers please...Miss Sherry says hey!....dix and Lucy yall and all the porch will be in my prayers...its not but about a 3 hr drive but will be thinking about you all....I got a sack of sandwiches for the trip!...take care of the food for me maude ....SPOT

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37565: Good Morning,
Thanks for the words of welcome! I'm still searching for information on hosting a Father/Son event at our church with Andy Griffith/Mayberry theme.

Mayor Buckeye, thanks for your post. I found the Bible Study link you wrote about and it is good-just meant to be used in repeated meetings. I couldn't find the link for the Bible College one time banquet theme suggestions or the link for Clean Sweep the Porch for Floyd. Could you help me more with that?

If anyone else has info or suggestions, please send them to me at

Thanks so much for your time and help. Ya'll have a great day and I'll check back later.

To those of you posting prayer requests, I'll be praying. To Seans family, my niece had a similar surgery and it was very successful for epilepsy. She's like a different girl now. She was 13 when she had the surgery.

Take care,

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37566: Hey Y'all,
Prayers Spot for a safe trip. I went to that rodeo in Perry several years ago and it was fun. Big Maude will do a fine job, you can count on her.
Dixie what is your major and how much longer do you have in school?
I received an email from (best yogurt on the market) and they have joined with to promote saving the environment. There is a video that you can access on both websites. I encourage you to watch it. I'm not a hippie or anything, but I do think we should do all we can to help the Earth for our children and grandchildren. Anyhoo, thought I'd share.
Bryson's home sick so I need to get him into the pediatrician. Y'all have a great day!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37567: Terry- Sorry didn't mean to rock on your toes! For the clean sweep you need to email He will come in and delete anything that's wrong. As a matter of fact, he might have some ideas for your banquet. Have a good one!

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37568: Mornng, Happy Friday to you all. Rev, Thanks for the birthday song Makes an ole girl feel good to be sang to. Spot, have a good trip, food is taken care of. Big Maude

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37569: HAPPYBIRTHDAYBIG MAUDE!! are you taking the day off? Tom when you are finished with the neighbor's yard, you are more than welcome to come work in mine, the mower is in my little barn out back. haha Spot I'm hungry! Where you & breakfast at? Terry Welcome home to the porch! Hope you'll stay, you'll like it here, hope you like to eat, we all like to eat here! If you want to see what most of us look like, Romeena has been kind enough to put up pictures of all us folk at Porchsters I'm off to groom in the rain today. See ya'll tonight.

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37570: Good moorning Mayberrians.

Thanks for all the prayers. We appreciate them and there is no wat I could have done that well without a little help from your prayers and God. It was good to get some really good news ya know :)

Lucy I am majoring in Social Science Education (History teacher) I finished my BS in December and now working on my Masters. Hopefully I'll be done with it by this December! Then in a couple of years I want to look into a PhD b/c I want to teach in college some day. Aim high, do your best and God will take care of the rest is my motto. He'll put me right where he wants me :)

Have a good day. I'll check in later.


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37571: trying out a new color...


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37572: Thanks Lucy, I wrote Floyd just now.

If anybody has ideas, bring um on!

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37573: Mavis, thanks for writing and sending the link to the photos. That is really nice to be able to see who I'm chatting with!

I noticed there is a resident poet. Perhaps he has a good Mayberry poem for our banquet?! That would be great!


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37574: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MAUDE !!
hope everyone has a great day

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37575: Good morning everyone! A little gray here, but otherwise nice, real nice.

LUCY: I watched the end of "Texas Ranch House," but I won't give away the ending. I will say that it's not pretty!

TERRY: The porch is actually "self sweeping." It will sweep when it hits a certain capacity. I don't want to get too technical, but it involves big wires, Christmas lights and other electronal stuff. (Hey, you're not talking to a jerk, y'know!)

BIG MAUDE: Happy Birthday to you! I have a big birthday coming up this month (my birth certificate says it'll be my 40th, but I'm claiming 30.). Here's a trivial triviality for all you Porchsters; the first one who get's teh answer correct get's the first piece of my birthday cake:

My birthday is on the same day as a special day for Barney. What is the day, and why is it special for Barney?

Talk to ya soon.


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37576:
Morning Folks

Terry-Welcome and you stop by often.

Self sweeping porches, what will they think of next. I bet someday we'll finally found out what type of cheese the moon is made of.

MDC-I can't remember if you're a D-Backs fan but I sure have been enjoying that Chad Tracy hit this season.

Rev & buckeye-your Braves and Cubs, respectively, are in about the same shape as my Giants.

Big Maude- A big Happy Birthday to you!

See you'll later,

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37577:
Of course when I say, "see you'll later" and mean "see you all later"

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37578: Continued prayers for SPOT and Pop.

Terry, this is Sean's mom. Thanks for the encouragement. I am so glad your neice is doing so well! You know I was thinking that the TAGS episdode about Horatio would be a great skit. You could do the courthouse scene with Andy and Opie when they are talking about charity and, "Half a boy". It is a hilarious scene...from the episode called, Opie's Charity.

Hope Bryson feels better real soon. I watched a little of Texas Ranch House last night and was kind of put out by the ranch hand's behavior. I didn't like the way they treated the Cooke girls at the party.

Dixie, I couldn't help but feel joy when I read your post. It is so neat to think about what an influence you can have in this world with God's help. There are so many young people lost and needing direction. May God continue to lead you into His purpose for your life, for His glory. God bless you for aiming high!

Hey Me-They, you really have me curious about that birthday of yours, and about the ending of Texas Ranch House......

Sean is out of school today and we are going to go see the movie RV with Robin Williams. Hope its not total mind-numbing brain cheese. Shalom!


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37579: auh20, when I read your last post I was thinking about a new greeting for the Christmas season...See "yule" later! Get it?? I'll have to remember that in December.


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37580: Where are you ASA and ROMEENA?? We miss you...sniff...HONK!


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37581: I don't have a hanky, but would you like to use my sleeve?


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37582: AUH2O: I'm hoping brie.

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37583: Hey so what is this Texas Ranch House stuff you guys keep talking about? I'm so wrapped up in Gilmore Girls and Law & Order SVU I don't know what else is out there.

BTW Terry I don't believe we have been properly introduced. How do you do? I'm Miss Dixie Belle Edwards but call me Dixie :)

Anyone for a sody pop? It's a light drizzle here and I'm kinda enjoying it. we need rain!

Dixie Belle :):) What do ya'll think? Original or green?

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37584: Now what in the world????? I'm supposed to be magenta!


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37585: Thanks for all the Happy Birthday wishes. You guys are great. Big (and now 1 year older) Maude

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37586: DIXIE: "Texas Ranch House" is a show on PBS that puts a family and a group of others on a ranch in Texas to see how they fare using late 19th century methods and tools. If you've ever seen "Frontier House" or "Victorian House," it's the same set-up. Unfortunately, as in those series, the people that volunteer to "experience" history end up cheating and/or carrying with them their 21st century mores. Still, it's a good program you would probably enjoy given your interest in history. The show just wrapped-up its limited run but PBS usually repeats programs like this quite heavily. You may want to check out your local public broadcasting website to see when it wil be playing again.

BIG MAUDE: You don't look a day over 30. Just remember I said that when my birthday rolls around on...HA!...Y'all thought I was gonna give it away, didn'tcha? For those that missed my trivia question, see #37575. My offer still stands.

Time for my Mr. Cookie Bar...


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37587: Are you cooking for SPOT, MAUDE? What's for dinner? Nothing concealed in a heavy sauce I hope.


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37588: by the by Happy Birthday Maude!


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37589:

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37590:


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37591: there we go a birthday cake for Maude... the first was a flop ;)

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37592: Can I lick the beaters?

Ya'll have a great weekend!


May 05, 2006 - Msg 37593: Anybody up for some pickin' and grinnin'?

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37594: Yes you can lick the beaters Me-they but don't get your tongue caught cuz I ain't no surgical doctor an' you'll be on yer own then....

May 05, 2006 - Msg 37595: Dixie- I'm so totally addicted to Gilmore Girls too. I drive my hubby crazy with TAGS & GG. Ya know, maybe he's right and I am a tvaholic, hmm. If I was going to teach I would only teach older kids like you want to. Good luck!
Me-They- Is it Barney's anniversary on the Force?
Boo- Bryson's gonna be fine. The Dr. said its just a cold. Can you believe he said not to give him any citrus? I knew about dairy and sugar, but he said citrus does the same thing. I tell ya, we learn something new everyday.
Big Maude- Happy Birthday! Maybe Barney will sing to you during his lessons.
Terry- Maybe you can get pictures of Andy and Opie and have them put on paper plates and cups. All the kids get Opie and Dad's get Andy. That's a great idea. I also like the Horatio idea.
Hey, where's Poor Horatio been lately? Asa? Ro? KyGirl? Hazel? Deb? Shazam?
Talk to ya later!
Blessings to you and yours,