June 14, 2006 - Msg 39227: Guess I'll place an order.......SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39228: SWISH.........I did it!...SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39229: Thanks, Floyd.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39230: Nice sweep, Spot...So clean!

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39231: Thanks Mil...menu:..baked chicken with muchroom sauce..fried okra,butter beans,sliced fried taters,cornbread,tea and apple cobbler with ice cream...ready at 6:30..and oh yea little green onions....SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39232: MMMMM! Can't wait, Spot! I'll bring the "mode" for the cobbler.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39233: MESSAGE REMOVED
June 14, 2006 - Msg 39234: Seriously, now.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39235: Hmm....Nice posts by the SPAMBOT. I'll get rid of them as soon as I can....I *think* I've blocked it for now.


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39236: There...cleaned up.

Folks, I'm going to look into an easy way to make posting here something that will require a little bit of security. I don't what to make it too hard to post a message but I might at least add a password or something.

We're having a lot of trouble with people pretending to be someone else. Plus, if this SPAMBOT found us....others will as well in time.

Y'all think on it and let me know what you might want. I might also be able to fix it so that others of you, that I deputize, could remove post using some kind of admin area? I'm just thinking out loud. It'll be a while before I can do it but ya'll talk it over.


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39237: Floyd, thanks again. I agree about the security issue. Whatever you say, or whatever makes it easier for you, I'm on board.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39238: Evenin' Porch,
Hope everyone has had a Mayberry Day! I did errands most of the mornin' and afternoon. Then, I sat down to read just a few chapters of a book. Two hours later it was finished! Now, I have to get really busy with my housework before Bryson and hubby get home. I'll check in later.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39239: Hey dous anyone know yet what episode the other Floyd appeard in? If not I'll cheack on the internet.

Deputy Warren Fergusn

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39240: Episode #12 - "Stranger in Town" was the "Walter Baldwin" version of Floyd.


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39241: Hey porchsters , Nevermind about my last post wondering who the first Floyd was, I was looking through the episode guide on TAGSRC for season 1 and found out the first Floyd is played by Walter Baldwin on episode 10 "A Stranger In Town". Well going to go watch that episode!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39242: Whose gona do the dishes [burp]...SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39243: Hey Floyd, do we get to ride in the patrol car? Do we get uniforms? Do we get to carry guns? Boy oh boy! Looks like you may want to do something to enforce the Green River ordinance. If a password will do it, I'm all for it.

Spot, I guess I can do the dishes. I just scrubbed my bathtub so it'll work out just right.

Looks like you got it figured out Warren. I did like that first Floyd too. I wish he could have hung around as a different character. His comment to Barney about his head fitting in a pencil sharpner always makes me laugh. I read somewhere they didn't keep him cause he was just to blame nervous. Couldn't remember his lines. Anyone know if thats true?

Well I think I'll go read the Sheriffs manual if I wanna be a deputy.


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39244: MESSAGE REMOVED
June 14, 2006 - Msg 39245: MESSAGE REMOVED
June 14, 2006 - Msg 39246: What is that??? I'm leaving!!! Until that filth gets off there!!! Who did that??? Barnwannabe

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39247: Floyd , WHO'S DOING THIS! Set up some kind of password thing or something! I hate to pressure , but Im geting sick of that filth as Barnwannabe put it!

Upset Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39248: Floyd, You do whatever you think is best. You take such good care of us, so I know you will do what is in our best interest but I would like a badge, no bullet, just a badge. Asa, not sure if you should have a gun, but you could have be badge # 1. This interloping has to stop. SPOT, thanks for supper. Good to see you back. Hey to everyone else and Millie, how about some apple or cheery turnovers?? Ya'll say a prayer for me please, not sure what is going on but I am feeling kinda puny (sp ?) this evening. talk to you all later. Big Maude

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39249: Sorry Floyd , I forgot how important you are and how you take care of the porch.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39250: Folks, you guys are gonna have to act like somebody. Just becaus we have a "Ben Weaver" causing problem, doesn't mean that WE have to "be a sight" and pitch fits? You guys are gonna have to give these folks the "BIG FREEZE" until I can get it worked out. I'm doing my best but these things take time. The only way to "stop" it right now is to close the porch. I'm guessing you don't want that? --Floyd

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39251: Prayers for you, Maude, hope you get to feeling better soon.

Wow, I guess I was lucky, I didn't get onto the porch until the bad messages were removed. Must have been bad to upset Branwannabe and Warren so. Anything Floyd wants to do to prevent the problem is ok with me (many thanks, Floyd).

Glad to see you are safe and sound and on the ground, ASA. That head in pencil sharpener line is one of favorites. I just love it!

OK, I need some help from some of you experiened moms. I know that it is normal for kids to play "doctor" but something happened today that I don't quite know what to do about (if anything). My 4 year old has a little girlfriend who is about to turn 6 and they played together today. Well, when I was getting Erin (my 4yr old) ready for bed, she told me that she and her friend were playing doctor and her friend touched her (pointing to her privates) and she said she poked her hard and it hurt. I remained very calm because I didn't want to alarm Erin and I explained to her that she didn't have to let anyone touch her there and hurt her. I didn't want her to think that she had done anything wrong so I kept the conversation light (I am pleased that she told me because it must have been bothering her), but it did bother me. I am concerned that her little friend might have been hurt that way by someone and that is why she was doing that to Erin. I don't know if I should talk to the little girl's mom or not. She is the type that would probably just ingnore it but I love the little girl and hate to think someone might have (or be) hurting her. Am I overreacting? I need an opinion here, please....(Romeena, are you there??)


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39252: Wow, Floyd, you sure know how to get us in line...you kind of reminded me of Helen Crump there for a minute...heehee (just kidding). I really appreciate your hard work and you just take your time, we know how to "be somebody". You just have to excuse the new porchsters, they are good guys and are learning how things are done.


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39253: Folks, Floyd has dealt with and corrected all kinds of problems in the past. Place your confidence in him. Do not post any reactions to these offenders. Please follow Floyd's suggestion of initiating a BIG FREEZE towards these offending posts.

Floyd, you do what you believe is necessary to deal with this threat.

from Poor Horatio

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39254: Golly, Boo. A tough one. Too bad the mom isn't one who would take it seriously but handle it tactfully. I think you handled the matter with Erin very nicely, and I also think your concerns for the other little girl are valid. You didn't say what your connection to the other child and her mom might be, but if they're family, I'd pursue it for sure. If just acquaintances, I still think I'd mention it, making sure the other mom doesn't feel that her child is being "accused" or anything, but rather than you're concerned. The mom may surprise you - when you start talking, a light might go on in her head. There may be a "funny uncle" or someone in the picture that will come to mind for her right away. Or it might be another child - who knows? I do think it bears discussion with the little girl's mom. If she refuses to get involved, at least you have tried. Oh, and of course I'm sure you won't be letting Erin play with her without very close, in-the-room supervision.

Floyd, I think we'll all be happy to abide by anything you decide to do. I certainly will.

Well, I'm bushed. Just clemmed. Worked last night, been at the rent house much of the day, haven't been to bed. Guess where I'm headed very shortly!

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39255: I hate to add passwords or something but I may have to. Would that be something y'all can live with?

I'm thinking we'd have to do an "e-mail address" and "password" combo so before you posted you'd have to use your e-mail address and a password.

Neither your e-mail address NOR the password would be posted. They would only be used to register and then to post.

Would that be too much trouble to you guys when you post...to have to put in email and password?


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39256: Fine by me, Floyd!

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39257: I really love this site and hope that Floyd can continue it. Its a blessing. Thank you, Floyd, for all your hard work. Is taking care of mayberry.com and Weaver's your full-time job? I should hope that's the case. I'll be like an ice cube and freeze!
We watched The Family Stone tonight. It was a pretty good movie. I'm just not real liberal though.
Big Maude- Cheer up, dear. Let us know if we can help. I'll be praying.
Boo- You may remember that I recently had a similar experience with Bryson at chick-fil-a. You did the right thing by keeping it light, but every so often in the middle of other conversations mention that nobody except her big doctor or parents should be allowed to touch there. That's what the pediatrician's office told me when I called them.
Asa- You always crack me up! Thank you.
Hey Spot, Romeena, Me-They, MDC, Homemaker, Millie, Barnwanabee, Warren, Buckeye, and Poor Horatio. Is that all? I hope I didn't forget anyone. If so, I apologize and y'all take care! I'm gonna take an epsom salt, lavendar bath and just chill out!
Blessings to you and yours,
~lucy m.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39258: I think that sound's great Floyd! I don't like giving out my email address but if that's what we have to do to clear the problems , I will certaintly go with that Floyd!

Hey since alot of you like Bonanza , I HIGHLY reccomend "The Big Valley". I think it is more realistic then Bonanza and more entertaining! You can get season 1 through Amazon.com and other places. It's a western/Soap but lean's more on a Western.
I think the show started in 1965 and ran to 1968 or 1969. I am 12 episode's through season 1 and everyone episode has been great! Un-like Bonanza , Big Valley focoses more on family issues and personal problems. Yes Big Valley dous copy alot of ideas from Bonanza but it's very , very different!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39259: Sorry Big Maude , you have my prayors to!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39260: Hey Lucy - No....I do all the web sites for fun. I have a "real" job. That's why I'm not on here more. I also have a 9 year old so I have to balance my time as best I can.

Folks - Don't worry...I'm not gonna close anything. I just have to figure out a way to stop these problems. I hate to have to change the porch in anyway as it's always been just as it is right now.

The problem is interlopers. I have to find a way to stop them. It'll be a while before I can fix it as I do have other things to do but I'll try to find a way to update the scripts to *try* and make things better.


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39261: Take your time Floyd, we can ignore it. Sorry for the fuss. Your the cat's!

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39262:
Just a quick drive thru tonight.
ASA- I used to watch Perry Mason too. Liked that opening music!
Tuesday Night Book Club is trash, and it trashes Scottsdale too! I watched because it is filmed here, but could only take a few minutes of it!
Anyone ever see the show "Drive THru History"?
It's very good and entertaining too.
Thanks for the prayers for the nephews and for flying the Stars and Stripes today!

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39263:
Floyd-Thanks! You can count me in.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39264: No MDC never seen that one.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39265: Floyd, if a password arrangement is necessary, count me in. Like you, I wish we didn't have to do such a thing, but the trash seems to blow through here more and more often. You do what you think is best.

Does anyone else like blackberries? The real ones, I mean, not the "electronal marvels". I've been getting them from Sam's, and putting a bit of real cream over them - no sugar or anything else, and they're just wonderful! I love the tastes of summer.

Well, this time I'm really going to turn in. Have a great day tomorrow, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39266: I LOVE blackberry jelly!!! --Floyd

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39267: Romeena I LOVE BLACKBERRIES! Have you ever had Blackberry Crisp? That's one of my favorites! I like blackberries on their own the best , but adding abit of ice-cream is allways nice to!

Deputy Warren Ferguson ,

Signing off for the night.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39268: I love any kind of berry anything Ro. And they are good for you too. Mrs. Asa puts up a peach and rasberry jam that'll just curl yer toes.

If I can be of any help Floyd, holler.

Prayers for you Maude.

Glad I make you laugh a little Lucy.

Boo, How's your Dad doing?

Charlotte, how's your Mom doing?


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39269: I love blackberries, too....maybe I should make a blackberry cobbler for the restaurant. Hmmmmm....

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39270: MESSAGE REMOVED
June 14, 2006 - Msg 39271: Weight loss?...im 6'2 185.......SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39272: Hey Asa..Warren,MDC,Floyd,Millie,Big Maude...Romeena ya working?..snack will be froot-loops and milk!...SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39273: Thanks, Spot....up late making pies and paying bills. I could use a snack.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39274: pay my BILLS Mil.........whew...SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39275: CHUCK......golf buddy....where are ya?....SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39276: snack will be peanut bars and milk...SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39277: I thought it was froot loops and milk.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39278: Ok Millie.......whole milk......the good stuff!..Mayfield....SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39279: MMMMM! Thanks, Spot. You working? I thought you were off til thurs.....wait, it is thurs. Hubby is up working, too, fingers a-flyin'......

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39280: I just had some chili for a snack. There wasn't much so I finished it. Sorry I have none to share. Gonna have to sleep under a blanket or wear a gas mask to bed ;)

from Poor Horatio

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39281: Your poor wife!

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39282: Thanks for the advice RO. The child I was telling you about is actually my best friend's daughter and she is like a neice to me so I was concerned about her. Her mom is the friend I talk about here from time to time, who has the teenaged daughter who just had the baby by her alcoholic, in-jail boyfriend. That's what scares me; the little girl was left in the teenaged daughter's care at night while my friend was working at the hospital (she's a nurse). The boyfriend was living there at the time, too, and I tried over and over to get my friend to see the danger of letting these kinds of, "boyfriends" live in her home and to be around her little girl. It has been really tough for me not to just walk away, tell my friend she needs to have her head examined and just cut them out of my life. I can't do that, though. I really love her kids and they are like family. I am, however careful with my kids. I never let them go to her house if one of her daughter's boyfriends was there. It's a tough situation because I feel like when I tell her something I am concerned about, she is in some kind of denial about it. She was an abused child herself and I think that effects her judgement. Bottom line is that she needs help from a professional. There are so many things she has not dealt with and it's like she has an altered sense of reality. I gave up a long time ago on trying to "fix" her life (she needs alot more than I can give her) but I can't give up on her or her kids.

Thanks Lucy, I did give Erin the talk about who should touch her. Hope she will remember. It made me realize how vulnerable a little child her age is. We, as parents really need to be diligent about teaching our children how to protect themselves.

ASA, thanks for asking about Dad. He is doing pretty fair today.

MDC, what is Tuesday Night Book Club?

Think I will head to bed. Take care,


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39283:
Hey to all the porch family.

Big Maude...the church is on Beech Creek Road. You can get info from this number..423-817-0594

Bless you all...-REV.

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39284: Oh Asa, I forgot to tell you that a little while ago I noticed that Dad was sitting on the couch just kind of staring, and he looked nervous like something was bothering him. It concerned me so I asked him gently, "Dad, are you ok? You look like something is bothering you". He looked at me and said seriously, "Nothing that a chocolate pie wouldn't fix". So, I guess he is ok! haha


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39285: Warren, none of the cable channels here shows Big Valley but I remember watching it as a kid and it seems like it was pretty good. Is it the one with Barbara Stanwyck (sp?) in it? Do you remember the show called High Chapperell (probably didn't spell that right)? It was similar to Big Valley?

By the way, Floyd, I wouldn't mind putting in an email and password.


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39286: Mil I go in at 12 pm tomorrow till 8 same thing friday then night shift 6pm till 6 am sat night and sun night...hey Boo..Warren,Rev,Asa,Horatio ya pooting?,,,SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39287: Im at home Millie..........poot,poot...lol..SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39288: Hey SPOT


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39289: What's with the pooting?


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39290: Millie, for some reason, the wife wants to sleep in the spare bedroom. I wonder why? ;)

from Poor Horatio

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39291: Hey to Boo and SPOT.

from Poor Horatio

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39292: Boo yer dad is cool......SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39293: Are SPOT's kids on the computer again?.....


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39294: Poor Horatio.......what ya doing up so late?...what is your job?...SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39295: Hey to Horatio. Have you ever tried BEANO?


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39296: No Boo ....its me...is that ok?...lol

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39297: Seriously Horatio, they say it works if you put a few drops into your beans or chili...might be worth a try (you know, for your wife's sake).


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39298: glad it's you SPOT. Your a nice puppy.


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39299: Did I say something wrong?.....

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39300: I wonder if Millie fell asleep in one of her pies?? You awake Millie?


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39301: Who? Is that you, SPOT. You didn't say anything wrong.


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39302: Are you going to watch any movies tonight?


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39303: well I'm rightchere!

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39304: OK........now for horatio"s problem.......hum...beano.......or go to the other end of the porch!.......SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39305: There's a James Bond one on, and a John Wayne one....decisions, decisions.

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39306: Thanks Boo........man it kinda smells over here............SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39307: It's late. I think I will abandon my rocker and go to bed. Goodnight, Friends!


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39308: I'm going to get the Lysol....whew!

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39309: Goodnight, Boo!

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39310: And no on the Movies Bo...got to go t bed soon and go to work tomorrow...SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39311: It smells over there? Is Horatio there with ya"! ha


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39312: We sound like a bunch of kids at camp! Goodnight Millie Dear!


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39313: Night Mil and Boo,........and all I will be in here for a bit...SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39314: Goodnight, SPOT Dear.


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39315: Its good to feel young Boo!! SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39316: Goodnight John-Boy! Heehee


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39317: No.....more.....pies.....can't....PLOP!
(Boo's prediction came true)


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39318: Sweet Dreams to everybody....

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39319: Breakfast will be at waffle house in the morning on ME..anything yall want!..I will buy the newspaper too...Asa behave.....SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39320: Somebody pull Millie's head out of the pie and put her to bed!

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39321: Millie DID ya FALL in A pie?..SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39322: Yep...just cleaning it up...

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39323: Mil get that cream puddin off ur chin.....SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39324: Boy its gona be HOT here in Ga tomorrow....90"s..SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39325: I hope it's sunny so we can go to the pool. It rained all day today.

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39326: well guess the porch has gone to bed....prayers....I will be up for bit...SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39327: Where Millie?

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39328: Oh, no...4 year old just got up 'cause she wet her bed....

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39329: Who is posting and not signing?

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39330: not me!...take of her Millie......dont see no post with no signing?...SPOT..goobers talking dog!

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39331: ok msg 39327..no siging......SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39332: twas not me...SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39333: and 39317

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39334: oops....39318

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39335: and 39299

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39336: Took a short break there to take a bath.

SPOT, I retired early working for some else. Now I'm a real estate investor and landlord so I set my own hours. And as for that smell you're talking about, are you sure it ain't you and not me? Afterall, I just took a bath and the chili is still being processed through my system.

Boo, I never heard of BEANO. Maybe I'll try it next time I eat chili so late.

from Poor Horatio

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39337: Horito.......good job..that you have....think its Millie?.........BEANO .....well..shew....SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39338: waffle house on me!........get anything ya want......im havin country ham and eggs hash browns...SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39339: Since SPOT is paying, I'll take one of everything on the menu.

from Poor Horatio

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39340: SPOT, I forgot to answer your question about thinking it might be Millie. I think the only thing Millie smells from is pie.

from Poor Horatio

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39341: She won't go back to sleep! Going to go tell her a story.....Goodnight.

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39342: goodnight Millie

from Poor Horatio

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39343: night MIL....and horatio.......see ya at breakfast...SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39344: good night SPOT and The Front Porch.

from Poor Horatio

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39345: MESSAGE REMOVED
June 15, 2006 - Msg 39346: MESSAGE REMOVED
June 15, 2006 - Msg 39347: good morning folks. floyd, it's sad the world has gotten so far away from our mayberry values but that is reality. do whatever you think is best for us. i see where there doing a remake of have gun will travel, remakes are never as good as the original. a new movie about superman returns will open soon. i wonder how long before the do remakes like the andy griffith show etc on tv or in the movies? prayers for all in need . welcome back spot. buckeye

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39348: I really do hate to think about requiring a password to post a message. That just seems un-Mayberry to me. I'm looking in to it though.

I kind'a like the option of giving some of y'all the ablility of message removal. That wouldn't fix it but it would mean that they would be removed more quickly.


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39349: HI ALL.


June 15, 2006 - Msg 39350: Morning porch , Im up bright and early , 7 :09 over here. I get up early every morning to watch Bonanza at 7:00. Man I feel like a kid geting up every morning to watch a favorite T.V. show! Looks like a pretty good one today! Floyd I like both options but I think , actually I dont know, both would probally work! Your choice Floyd. I was reading my book "The Andy Griffith Show" the 1985 one, and on chapter 3 it said Howard McNear died in 1967. I was pretty sure he died in 1968 or 1969 , because he stuck around for season 7 and then left. Kind of confused , anyone know the real answer?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39351: I'm back!!! I didn't mean to get mad yesterday, but it's just that ever since I first started getting on here, ya'll were all nice people, you welcomed me, and i carried on good, wholsome conversations with some of you. I mean Mavis even gave me a recipie!!! You all seemed to be good Christian people who go to Church, and when I saw that I went nuts!!! The reason that I got so mad, is I was showing my elderly Aunt the Porch at the time. She got rather upset, when she saw that, too. I am glad to have people to talk to who share the same passion that I do...TAGS. If this were really a porch, with that on it, it wouldn't need sweeping, it needed to be pressure washed!!! LOL!!! It was kinda funny, my Aunt said that men needed to keep their personal problems to themselves!!! She is old, and she really didn't understand it. That was almost like going to Church on Sunday Morning, and seeing that all over the walls of the Church, you know what I mean??? I hope that I can still talk to ya'll. Let me know if we have to have a password to do this. I asked the other day, and I don't remember if I got an answer, but do any of you have your own chapter??? Barnwannabe

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39352: Barnwannabe , I sort of agree with your aunt , I dont like sharing personal prroblems over the internet , yes I trust you all , but you never know who's snooping in the porch. I mean accessible to anyone! That's why I usually just stick to talking about TAGS , Other T.V. show's and abit about cooking!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39353: Morning gang...getting ready for work...will holler from the old power company...lunch is on Horatio......SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39354: Mornin' Porch,
Its already quite warm here, as Spot said it'll be in the 90s. Bryson's enjoying VBS this week. I'm sorta enjoying the break, but my friends are all busy with their little ones being home that I can't find anyone to go to lunch!
Big Maude- Did your kids go to camp? I hope you can see Rev. That would be nice.
Warren- In time, you'll find that you can come to depend on us for more than TAGS. We all share that common bond, but we all have other things to discuss. For instance, when I'm having a bad day I know that I can come to them and they'll help. If someone else is having some sort of problem then we can help them. Its kind of like a cyber-family. You don't need to discuss anything else if you don't want to, but just know we're here. We all do care.
Barnwanabee- I'm sorry your Aunt saw those words. There has been an interloper in here recently. I did not see what it said, but I'm sure it was terrible for those who did. Understand that this is not Mayberry. We all would love it if it was, but unfortunately we don't have Andy policing everyone in the world. I'd have to say most, if not all, are God-fearing Christian people who want what's good in the world.
Poor Horatio- Please don't make chili for lunch!
Tom- I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles. You'd better take care of yourself. Don't let them get to you. You're a wonderful, beautiful child of God. I will say that sometimes families aren't what they're cracked up to be. Mavis can vauge for that statement.
Mavis- How's things going with the case?
MDC- I thought that book club show would be awful from the commercials. There really isn't anything out anymore that's decent.
Romeena- Are ya okay? How's the house cleanin' comin' along?
Mary Wiggins- How's the situation with John?
Well, I have some paperwork to do and I need to clean the ceiling fans. I'm amazed at the dust that's on them. We have air filters in every room, and you'd think that would keep the dust out. Have a wonderful day.
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39355: Good morning, all. Barnwannabe and Warren, you both raise good points. Barnwannabe, I can certainly understand why you got upset. I was fortunate in that the posts had been removed before I got to the porch, but I can imagine. It has happened before, often just stupid kid stuff, but sometimes really offensive stuff. Floyd does a great job of keeping it cleared off, but he can't be here every minute. That's why I agree with him, that a password for posting might be a good idea. Not desirable, perhaps, but a good idea nevertheless. I don't particularly enjoy having to lock my home, my car, ask for an escort to the parking lot if I leave work at an unusual hour and such as that, but that's the kind of world we're living in. You have to do what you have to do. So if Floyd can build us a little protection to keep the trash from blowing onto the porch, then I say let's do it.

As for the discussion of personal problems, that's a tough one. I think a lot of good has been done here at times. I've certainly benefitted from your counsel and encouragement over the years. At the same time, it's true, as Warren said, that we should be careful what we put out here for anyone and everyone to read. I've been a little concerned about having posted my email address here. Lately I've been receiving tons of spam, like 25-30 a day or more, and I wonder if that may be where some of it is coming from. I never used to get more than three or four a week, and now it's a flood. It's so true, we never know who's snooping. They hide under the porch with the spiders, I guess.

Floyd, that brings up a question. The password arrangement, would that be to gain access to the porch for reading, or just to post? If it's just for posting, that's fine, but would mean that spiders could still read what we post and glean information. If it's to gain access to the porch in general, that would eliminate the snoopers, but would keep newcomers from finding us and deciding to join our family. I guess that's probably how we all came to be here, so I'd kinda hate to see that happen, even though it would make us more secure. It's a tough question, isn't it? Have you ever thought about having a "clearing house" where we could go to exchange email addresses without them being posted on the porch? Just a thought...

Well, I've rambled long enough. Gotta get busy, back over to the rent house. Not a lot I can do there, actually - my handyman friend is doing it all, but I go by to see if he needs anything, or has any questions, and to take him a cold drink.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39356: Oh, sorry, Lucy, I didn't see you there! I agree completely with your words to Warren and Barnwannabe. You're right on the mark! And Tom, she's right in what she said to you, too. You're a fine, sensitive person who somehow got stuck in a family who it seems might be a bit less sensitive. You just have to forgive them, and love them, warts and all. It's what Jesus would do. Don't let them upset you, just hang up the phone and pray for them. Remember, we're your friends and we love you, all the time!

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

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39357: Hey everyone! Well I'm finally through with one of my classes. It was a 6 wk course. The other two are 13 wks. I'll be looking into teaching positions these next few weeks. I feel a little nervous. I guess I'm scared that I won't get anything but when I start feeling like that i remind myself God is in control and I have no right to worry, He is in control. But oh is it tempting to try and worry and take control ;)

The Devil must be after my Goat with all this self doubt!

Any way Just thought I would check in. Feel free to reprimand me fro being so absent lately... I should Know better! :)

I hope all is well in Mayberry. Has Barney lost his bullet yet or is he borrowing one of Asa's molded ones?

Dixie Belle :):):):):)

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39358: TOM, I'm glad to see you posting again. I was shocked to hear about the problem you had with your family and that it affected your health so much that you had to go to the hospital. I hope you are feeling better now. Maybe if it happens next time, try walking away rather than letting it increase your blood pressure so high.

Hey SPOT, you assigned lunch to me? Are you trying to get even with me taking advantage of your kind offer last night to treat at Waffle House, and I ordered one of everything on the menu? ;)

Well, because I had such a HUGE late supper last night at Waffle House, for lunch today, I've got something lite:
- grilled cheese sandwiches
- hot dogs
- potato chips with french onion dip
- nacho chips with salsa dip
- Tim Horton coffee
- Kool-Aid

Deputy Warren, remember, unless you reveal unique data in your posts (such as real names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.) you are still anonymous to everyone here, including the interlopers. And you can still discuss personal issues here without including any unique facts that could help identify you. But that's up to you.

Floyd, if you have to institute passwords around here, then so be it. Afterall, even though we are in a "virtual Mayberry" and don't lock our doors here, once the word got out to the outside world just how good and trusting we are, them interlopers start to show up to take advantage of our hospitality. We definitely want The Front Porch to remain a clean and friendly place to bring family and friends, and not shock people like Barnwannabe and his dear Aunt. It's either passwords and email verification or build a moat around us and stock it with dragons and monsters ;)

Barnwannabe, I'm glad you also returned. Please realize that these offending posts are not the norm around here. Sure we may pick our noses, scratch our butts, burp and pass a little gas, but we do that privately. We don't go advertising it like them ornery interlopers.

from Poor Horatio

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39359: Dixie Bell, I would not worry about looking for a teaching job. That, along with nursing and truck driving jobs fill the want ads in all the papers I read both in Canada and the USA. I've even seen ads for teachers to teach the english language in foreign countries like Japan, the Middle-East and Europe. If you use the internet to search, check out CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com. If you're looking for something local, use your school's placement service for graduates. Good luck.

from Poor Horatio

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39360: Grape Kool-aid?....mustard on my dog please and I will bring some chopped onions...SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39361: Romeena, and everyone else. Whenever you post an email address, always add or change something to prevent if from being scanned by spammers.

Here is an example. Pretend your email address is mayberry@frontporch.com. When you post it anywhere on the internet, try one of these variations:
example #1 - mayberryatfrontporch.com
example #2 - mayberry@frontporchdotcom
example #3 - mayberryspam@frontporch.com
example #4 - mayberry @ frontporch.com

If using example #1, you would include a message that the receiver should change AT to @
If using example #2, you would include a message that the receiver should change DOT to .
If using example #3, you would include a message that the receiver should remove the word SPAM
If using example #4, you would include a message that the receiver should remove the spaces on both sides of @

This will prevent those automatic scanning devices from reading your posted email addresses to generate spam.

from Poor Horatio

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39362: Hey SPOT, I have Kool-Aid in cherry, grape and orange. And as for the hot dog condiments, I have ketchup, mustard, onions, relish, pickles and cheese.

from Poor Horatio

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39363: Good deal...........I"ll take grape flavor....SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39364: Afternoon porch family Hope all is well. Left work early today, still not feeling well. I think I must have a virus or something, fever, chills, nausea, aching. YUCK! maybe I will feel better soon. see ya Big Maude

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39365: Romeena did not know you were a Landlord lady?...got many houses that you rent?...SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39366: Hey Big Maude...we posted together....Vicks...Vicks...SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39367: hey everyone ,POOR HORATIO..Iii take cherry kool aid with my hotdog ,hold the onion though.Been busy this morning putting new brake pads on my old dodge truck and adjusting the rear brake shoes ,wheres Goober or Gomer when you need them . FLOYD ..what ever you decide to do Im sure the majority of the porch would go along with it . HAVE A GRAET DAY EVERYONE

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39368: Floyd, I agree with most everyone on here that the password deal might be necessary(well, the interlopers probably wouldn't agree, but oh well). So do what you feel is best. We'll adapt.

Boo, yeah, I think if you do have this girl over to play with Erin I think you will need to supervise. Something may have happened with her friend and she is acting out what happened to her. Then again, it could just be simple childlike curiousity. But either way, it's good that you told Erin what is right and what is not. And that she doesn't have to go along with whatever her friend wants to do.

Well friends, it seems your prayers have worked yet again. You'll never guess... we just accepted an offer on the house! Yea!
It was at our lowest price we were willing to go, but that's good enough for me. Of course, they are having it inspected, and I don't know why, but I am kind of worried about that. Probably because before we bought it we also had it inspected and it was a very THOROUGH inspection, and I remember that there were alot of little things that he found that could be updated or fixed. So I guess I am afraid that after the inspection they might change their mind.
We didn't because they were relatively small things(not dangerous) and it was a good deal, so hopefully they will feel the same.
So if all goes well, I will soon be going through the joys of moving. Actually, I am looking forward to it this time. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39369: Yoo Hoo! Anybody rocking?

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39370: Who is that?

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39371: MD what kinda old dodge ya got?....dont know who that was Mil....tonight its gona be grilled porter house steaks and lobster tails,baked tater,green beans 57 sauce,A-1 too..to start with its fried onion rings...ranch sauce...sweet tea...I like mine med...good and pink but hot..SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39372: Warren, You've noticed that I haven't given where I live, or even who I really am, and I talk aboyt the same things as you, that's because I never know who is on the other line. It's not that I don't trust ya'll, but it ain't like Mayberry no more. You never know. I am back, though, and I guess I need to start talking about the show again!!! How can we get rid of people, like that, Lucy, and Floyd??? I'm glad that I'm not in the minority on this matter. Warren, when did you say that season 7 is coming out??? Barnwannabe

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39373: Barnwannabe will you bring some slaw to supper?..SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39374: Don't let interlopers spoil our fun....just ignore them,

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39375: Spot, can I bring dessert?

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39376: Chocolate pecan pie?

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39377: Yeah, I'll bring the slaw!!! We need some collards, or somethin' like that!!! Chocolate pecan pie is fine with me Mil!!! Barnwannabe

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39378: Here's a TAGS question....What cast member was a typist at the UN before being 'discovered'?

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39379: Also, what was Opie's dog's name?

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39380: Hey all, I am the President of my Chapter, of TAGSRWC, and I have to come up with a fun TAGS oreinted something for us to do June 30th, any ideas??? Barnwannabe

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39381: warren and barnwannabe- no it's not like mayberry but if you recall while the show aired 1960- 68 we endured riots, wars, presidential assasination, martin luther king assasinations culturaly we spun 180 degrees, life style etc. ----- fast forward to today, war, social and economic upheavel, global warming, assasinations, demonstrations . so freinds remember mayberry is like a family, our best freinds, our pets, uplift each other to help us sort out the crazyiness of this world. kinda of likeseeing a flying pig and wanting to brainstorm with your best freinds to see if anyone else saw it. remember all this will pass and become insignificant yesterdays news soon. tom- great having you back freind, we missed you. buckeye

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39382: His imaginary horse's name?

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39383: How about a party or a cookout where members dress as their favorite TAGS character, Barnwannabe?

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39384: Buckeye, is that what that was ? a Flying pig? Wow!

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39385: Millie, I would, but some other people in my family are having a cookout Saturday, and I would do trivia, but we did that last time. I just don't want people to get bored with it, and leave. Any more ideas??? Thanks a bunch!!! Barnwannabe

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39386: Do the trivia in the form of a Jeopardy game...you know, give the answer, they have to answer in the form of a question...I used this as a teaching aid, and it was very effective.

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39387: For example, your categories could be people of mayberry, places in Mayberry, quotes, cast trivia...

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39388: Blackie was the horse mil...SPOT

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39389: Mil dessert on you mil.....well lets hope not ON you...ha ha..I will light the grill at 6....ok heres one ...who am I?..SPOT
June 15, 2006 - Msg 39390: Thanks a lot Millie!!! That will do fine. I don't want to use the same questions. Know any web-sites with TAGS trivia??? Thanks again. Barnwannabe

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39391: SPOT, when you tried to turn off the bold at the end of Msg 39389, you left off the "greater than" symbol after the letter "b". So I will turn it off
right now.

from Poor Horatio

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39392: Barnwannabe, my favorite is andygriffithshow.net, click on the forum, go to games.

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39393: Howdy, everybody. Just got home, been rattin' around with my comadre. Good lunch at a little sandwich shop, then over to my rent house so she could see the damage in the back yard. Just makes me sick. Still, it can be fixed, I do have a damage deposit that's sufficient to cover it, so things could be worse. I just can't help thinking how it would hurt my parents to see their beautiful, manicured yard in such awful shape. I just don't know what that woman was thinking.

Yep, Spot, I'm a landlady. I have two rent houses - inherited the big one clear from my dad, and the smaller one was inherited jointly with my brother and he didn't want to bother with it, so I bought his half from him and now the headaches are mine alone. (teehee) The big one leases for a cool $1800, so with it empty now, I'm hurtin'! Got to get it fixed up and leased very soon. My handyman friend is busy over there, painting and repairing, and my landscaper friend will hit the yard next week. It will have to be scraped off and sodded, the beds filled with mulch, shrubs pruned and trimmed, and a tree that is seriously stressed for water will have to be taken down if we can't revive it. I could just pound knobs on that woman's head! There was a sprinkler system, for cryin' out loud! It's not like she had to stand there in the heat with a hose in her hand. People just have no respect for other people's property, I suppose.

Poor Horatio, that's good advice about the email addresses. I never thought of that! I'll remember it next time, though, for sure.

My city has gone on water rationing starting today, and I have to re-program my sprinklers to be in compliance. It's not going to bother me much. We can only water between 7pm and 7am, and I like to water after midnight when the water pressure is greatest, so I'll just set them to run at 12:30 and 4:00 on the legal nights, instead of only running once each night. Also, I'll increase the run times by five minutes, so in a week, my yard will be getting about the same amount of water total. I'll run it in two cycles to prevent runoff. I would be a bit more enthusiastic about cooperating with the water rationing, if the city would fix the broken sprinkler heads on the property surrounding city hall, that send huge jets of water out into the street every afternoon, at a time when they're not even supposed to be watering. (grumble, grumble, gripe, gripe.)

Well, off I go to program those sprinklers. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 15, 2006 - Msg 39394: i going to run away from my family and dc.
befor i go crazy or nut and may have hutt someone.