June 17, 2006 - Msg 39705: Pepsi rocks!
Thanks for the pie Millie. Good stuff.
Spot, glad the movie was still good.
Ro, Boo, I hear you're getting thunderstorms down there tonight. Be careful. Better get you nerves all tucked in.


June 17, 2006 - Msg 39706: Are you saying I threated anyone? I was just saying how the porch was a little edgey lately and I really didnt feel welcome with all the posts disagreeing with me! Look Im sorry if I sounded like I was whineing and complaining.

PLEASE, Can we all be freind's again and get that good Mayberry spirit back! I really want to be spending my time on the porch happy and getting along with everyone, not argueing about the sytam Floyd will install! Im sorry for outlashing. Forgive me?

P.S. : Barnwannabe, sorry if i've been a bad influence on you. I certainty didnt intend for you to threat the porch. Now Barnwannabe, I still stick by my points about what should be done with the porch, but I have decided to leave it up to are Barber Floyd.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 17, 2006 - Msg 39707: Wooo Hooo. I swept!


June 17, 2006 - Msg 39708: Hey ASA, I made chocolate pies tonight, too. I though my husband would appreciate it for Father's day....I'll give you a slice if you'll show me your toolbelt...haha!

Hey Maude, "VICKS"! It's good for anything.

Where's MAVIS?

Are you still up, Millie? You and Lucy sure made me feel good with your kind words. Sometimes I feel like such a failure as a mom. I try but sometimes I'm just what I should be, you know?

Ah, the old peanuts in the coke conversation again, SPOT. That topic comes up from time to time over the years. I still say that peanuts are best in Orange Crush.


June 17, 2006 - Msg 39709: Warren, that's what we all want. You're a big man. Back to Mayberry....huh?huh?huh?

June 17, 2006 - Msg 39710: Warren...You didn't threaten anyone. That was just Barnwannabe. Sorry if you got grouped on that.

Your only "threat" was of the "I'll take my ball and go home type." No FBI "officers" or making sure we know if you leave came from you.

You're more than welcome around here. This is Mayberry, or our little corner of it, and we plan on keeping it Mayberry so we want everybody to have fun and stop worrying so much. That's *my* job and I'll take care of things for y'all.

I'm off to bed. Gotta be ready to get up for church. Night all.


June 17, 2006 - Msg 39711: Hey, Boo, I feel the same way about motherhood, at least twice a day. We have each other, though, for reassurance, and of course, the Lord.
Praise Him!

June 17, 2006 - Msg 39712: Hey, relax Warren. I don't remember you threatening anyone. As far as I am concerned we are still friends.

Lucy, I remember my mom wearing those dresses like Thelma Lou and I used to hide under her skirt at the grocery store (I was shy). I love the look of them but I don't think I have the right kind of figure for it. I always liked the way Thelma Lou looked at the reunion episode when we find out she is married (much to Barney's dismay). I also remember my grandma dressing like Aunt Bee except grandma was tall and thinner and always wore white gloves when she went anywhere. She died when I was 5 but I still remember when she would go to bed at night, she would sleep in her slip. I can still see her sitting at her vanity in her slip and taking down her long, white hair to brush it. I loved to watch her, she was a very graceful lady. She was the kind of lady who spoke few words and carried herself with great dignity. Mom says I never would show much affection to Grandma but the last time she was at our house, I crawled up into her lap and said, "I love you Grandma". I remember it because it was the last time I ever said it. She died shortly after that. Mom told me that Grandma told her it meant so much to her. Sorry folks, I just needed to take that little trip down memory lane.


June 17, 2006 - Msg 39713: Right Millie! Its good to have friends.

June 17, 2006 - Msg 39714: HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!

June 17, 2006 - Msg 39715: Nice story, Boo. Thanks for sharing.

June 17, 2006 - Msg 39716: Goo sweep my friend Asa!...Boo Orange Crush?..never tried it..but love the crush!hey warren, CHUCK?...fg,possum..where are yall...SPOT

June 17, 2006 - Msg 39717: Thanks post 39714..and back at cha all Fathers! SPOT

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39718: Spot, are you watching Apocolypse Now on Bravo?

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39719: Naw Jeepers on WGN....SPOT

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39720: How about a snack, Spot? You up for it?

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39721: Peaceful on the porch tonite. Ahhhhhh!

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39722: Night porch.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39723: Goodnight, Warren....sweet dreams.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39724: Hey! Grumpy Old Men is on TBS.....goody!

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39725: Hey im still up Millie. Decided id stay a bit longer! Millie, Are you a Jack Lemmon and Walter Mattews fan? They are hilarious together! "The Odd Couple" has to be one of if not THEE funniest movie I have ever seen! Jack Lemmon crack's me up each time I watch him! "Grumpy Old Men" wasnt one of my favorites with them pairing up, but it's still Lemmon and Mattews!

I think this time Im really going to pack it in or at least shut down the computer. 11:16pm over here! Sweet Dreams Porch, Dont let the Ernest T'S bite!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39726: I love Jack Lemmon and Walter Mathou together or seperately. I love movies period, especially old ones.
Good night, Warren.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39727: Anybody still here? I'm back home, no longer hungry for crab legs and shrimp. I ate enough to last me until next week, I think.

Looks like things are settling down a bit. That's good. All we need is Andy strumming his guitar, and things would be perfect. Right, Warren? Huh? Huh? Huh? I'm glad you decided to stick around, and I think you'll be glad, too.

My friend and I watched "Monsters Inc." when we got home from eating crab legs. What a sweet movie! I'd seen it before, of course, (at least 20 times, with the grandkids) but my friend hadn't, and I really enjoyed watching it again, without the kids' horseplay going on. It's such an imaginative concept, but of course it would be, being from Pixar.

Yep, Asa, we're getting some thunderstorms and a little rain here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area - fairly mild so far, but looking pretty severe off to the west. We really need the rain. I'll just batten down the hatches, curl up with the Plum (who hates storms) and we'll be fine.

Well, sleep calls. It will be time for church before I know it. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39728: Goodnight, Ro!

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39729: Boy Ro we sure need rain here in ga...Mil lets have some shaarp cheese and crackers...time to find another movie..night warren and Ro...SPOT

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39730: Sounds good, Spot, I love sharp cheese. Thanks.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39731: ya know I have not ever say this grumpy old men movie...checking it out right now....hope its good....SPOT

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39732: thats [saw]....

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39733: I'm enjoying it.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39734: They're cutting it up pretty bad, though.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39735: Did Ann Margaret have a nose-job? Looks like it.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39736: let me slice some more cheese.....SPOT

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39737: Well, it's 4am, I guess I'll try to get some sleep....up at 7:30 for church.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39738: Morning gang...lite breakfast cause everyone will be busy with Church...Ham and egg bisquits or sausage and egg..mustard, mayo..get two...well its almost time to split for the dog house....then Church and back here at work at 6 pm,...prayers..Mil to not be working you sure stay up late!...hope ya got some sleep....SPOT

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39739: Wow...some of you folks stay up LATE.

Happy Father's Day to alll you pop's out there. I got a bike from my son and wife. Now I can ride with them when they go riding. I normally had to jog beside them and try and keep up. This'll be easier.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39740: After church, we're going to see the new Garfield movie. Adam loves Garfield so we "have" to see it opening weekend. --Floyd

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39741: Morning Dears. Happy Fathers Day.
A new bike Floyd? Does it have chrome? :)
Y'all talking about movies and Pixar creating Monsters Inc. Well you have got to go see Cars. My wife and I had some free tickets and the only other thing playing was DaVinci Dode and I wasn't gonna waste my time on that, so we went and watched Cars. Oh my goodness, I have not laughed so hard at a movie in a good long time. Clean honest and just a delight to see. I highly recommend it to all my porch pals.

Mille. My goodness you keep some late hours girl. I don't know how you do it. I used to be able to stay up late but anymore it just don't work out if I do. And thanks for the pie.

Boo, thanks for the pie from you too. Just to let you know, I'm going to be oiling down my toolbelt this afternoon to keep it soft and shiney. Now that's toolbelt maintenance!:)

Think I'll go watch some talking heads babble this morning. I need a good dose of hysteria.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39742: HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!
Gettin' ready for church. I'll check in again later.
Floyd- Was it a Continental?

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39743: Good Sabboth! I hope y'all have a great day......Good preachin' today. Off to see my daddy.....

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39744: Good Sunday moring, glad to see things are good with everyone. On my way to church and checking in. SPOT, thanks for breakfast. Happy Fathers Day to all our Dads! Hey gang, I might be ready for some dancing at O'Malley's later and maybe we can fry up some hamburgers for everyone. Floyd, be careful out there and remeber no bike riding on the sidewalks. I have heard from my kids and they are doing okay so far. We took them to see Cars on Friday. Pretty cute movie. My husband and I watched the first 8 episodes of the first season of Andy last night. It was a quite but relaxing and good evening. You guys have a good day. Romeena, I will be send some more pics for the album your way in a few days. take care. Big Maude

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39745: Send 'em on, Big Maude. I'll be happy to post them.

Floyd, how old is Adam now? I remember when that young'un was born! Seems like just yesterday. I reckon he's taller than a stork on stilts by now, though.

I'm not gonna make it to church this morning. I was sleeping on my good ear and didn't hear the alarm, and the Plum didn't wake me. She usually does when I don't hear the clock, but today she didn't. It may be just as well. It's Father's Day, and with my husband and dad both gone, and my dad passed on Father's Day, it's not an easy day for me. I think I'll sit here at this window and thank God for the beauty I see out there, and then go have lunch with my son and his family. It's a joy to watch him with his two little boys. He's such a good dad, and I can see his father's traits in everything he does.

Well, guess I'll go feed the Plum. Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there! Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39746: Happy fathers day! Hope yall had a great sleep! A great fathers day presant would have been that book based on TAGS that had something to with parenting and good father son relationship. Couldn't get in Canada though, out of print or a special order or something!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39747: Sorry to hear that Romeena.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39748: Thanks, Warren. I miss them both very much, and miss my mom as well, but death is a part of life, and one must accept what comes. A beloved pastor used to say, "It's not all of life to live, and it's not all of death to die." You have to think about that one a bit, but there's a lot of comfort there.

I was in pretty bad shape when I first stumbled onto the porch, and the kind and caring folks here helped to slowly draw me back into the stream of life, and helped me find a new kind of happiness. I never thought I'd be happy again after my husband died ten years ago, but I've learned that one can be. Oh, it's not the same, but it'll do until I get to go and meet him again. It's true that many of the folks who were here then have moved on, but some of these good people were here, and they mean a lot to me. Also, some of the old-timers do drop in from time to time. I wish they'd do it more often.

Well, gotta get presentable and go over to my comadre's house for dinner. Do you all know what a "comadre" is? It's a Spanish term, the feminine form of "compadre", which you have probably heard. In general usage, it means a very close friend, a "runnin' buddy". Also, it's frequently used to designate the parent of your child's spouse, if you are friends. In this case, when I say "comadre", I'm referring to my daughter-in-law's mom, who just happens to be about my closest friend. We went on two mission trips to Mongolia together, and let me tell you, that will either build or break a friendship! She's cool - flexible, easy-going, patient, and an all-around good sport. Everyone should have a comadre like her.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39749: Wow, so much has transpired since my last visit.

To Deputy Warren, after reading your Msg 39706, I want to give you a hug to welcome you back. As far as I'm concerned, that took courage on your part. I'm glad you decided to stay.

Hey folks, I just looked at the archives and June 17 was the first time The Front Porch archived a page from just one day of postings! That's why there is an "a" and "b" version. Gosh, we sure talk a lot ;)

To Romeena Msg 39748, Mother's Day and Father's Day have always been sad times for me. Both of mine are deceased and I also miss them very much. And what makes it worse is to realize that I have lived longer without my dad than with him.
So I created a phrase that helps me deal with this. "Although each passing day increases the time that we have been separated, it also decreases the time when we shall all meet again in heaven". I have tried to put this into a poem but I'm having trouble getting it to rhyme.

Happy Fathers Day to the rest of you fathers out there.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39750: Oh, my goodness, Poor Horatio, that's just beautiful. What a lovely thought! Whether it ever becomes an official "rhyme" or not, it's poetry as far as I'm concerned. Thank you. --Romeena

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39751: Horatio - I had to manually fix those archives. The script isn't designed to do more than one archive in a day. I just happened to be watching closely or we'd have lost everything from the first half of the day.

Romeena - Adam is 9 years old now.

Warren - Great to have you in town! We need our brothers up north. Are you the head mounty up there? :)

As far as the bike goes....that's pure chromeium on there...at least that's what Arnold Winkler told me.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39752: Floyd Msg 39750, I'm glad you caught that archive script shortcoming. When I first saw the "a" and "b" versions, I had a hunch it required manual intervention. Because of my past programming experience, I realize how hard it is to anticipate every variation that may occur in the future. I'm just glad you were on watch and not someone like Asa (the King of Nap Time). LOL

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39753: To Romeena Msg 39750, thank you for those very kind words of encouragement. They made me smile and also make me feel good.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39754: Poor Horatio - Check out the Don Knotts Memorial page's archive. That's what I'll need to do here if folks keep talking at this rate. As you can see...I add the message number of the messge that triggered the archive. I should do it minus one so that it would show folks what message number the archive runs through but I was lazy. :)


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39755: Floyd I live in Canada. Floyd I don't know if that was a joke or what but I hope you werent dissing Canada. Im refering to msg 39751.
Please don't make fun of Canada if you don't know what your talking about. Im passinate about my country.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39756: Not at all, Warren. Don't you remember Andy, I believe it was, asking about somebody being the head mounty? I am remembering that from the show aren't I? Or am I confused about somebody else saying that and me just giving the quote to The Andy Griffith Show?


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39757: Happy Father's day to you Dads. Floyd, your wife and boy know how to pick a Father's Day gift. Pretty neat!

Asa, I am so glad you told us about Cars. I have been hesitant about seeing it because Over The Hedge almost put me in a permanent coma of boredom. Guess I will take the kids soon. By the way, I'll bet that toolbelt looks great after the oiling. I was thinking, I should have got my husband a toolbelt for Father's Day, given my fondness for all things "handyman-like".

Well, I have my famous lasagna in the oven, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic bread, sweet tea (or Pepsi) and chocolate pie for dessert. I also have 2 little guests I wasn't expecting for lunch. One of our church families has a little boy who is 5 and he had a seizure today during the worship service. It had never happened before so the parents were understandably upset. Our pastor and his wife went with them to the ER so I have two of their children (routy little boys)! They are very, very cute, though. Be back later....


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39758: Oh no, not again. Nobody was "dissing" Canada, Warren. Let's do what we can to keep things friendly. Please.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39759: Barnwannabe come back! I miss you on the porch! Everything is O.K. on the porch now!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39760: Im sorry Floyd and Boo! I didnt mean to fire the porch up again! I don't remember that quote from TAGS I guess! I'll try not to react next time! SORRY!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39761: "God is never on vacation"-Atlanta Street Baptist Church sign.
Remember the Golden Rule everyone. That's from one of my favorite episodes of Andy. Also, If ya don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything. Its good to stand up for yourself, but we need to respect everyone.
Well, I'm done preachin'. I'll leave that to Rev. Y'all are a blessing! Have a wonderful day.
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39762: Floyd Msg 39754, that is a great idea where you add the message number trigger to the date in the archives. Please consider doing this for The Front Porch whenever you get the chance so we won't risk having an archive overwritten.

And a good afternoon to you Deputy Warren. Since I spend a lot of time in the Toronto area and I know just how proud Canadians are. And they have every right to be. But please Warren, ask first to clear up intentions before making any accusations. Thanks my friend.

Boo Msg 39757, save any leftovers for me please.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39763: Was "Return To Mayberry" a good movie? I remember the two Munster reunion movie's were good, and "Rescue From Gilligan's Island" was fair but I havent seen "Return To Mayberry".

You know what really dissapoint's me, how TAGS season's on D.VD. have had NO special features! I would love to see interviews with the surviving cast members! Look what Paramount has done for "The Wild Wild West" first season! They loaded that with goodies, but yet nothing for TAGS!

Oh well maybe on Season 8 the final season they will do something cool! I also hope they release Mayberry R.F.D. I have never seen that show but why not release the whole Mayberry legacy right?

What would you guy's like to see for special features? Include the return to mayberry movie? Put on some interviews? Audio Commentary? Include the three episode's of "The New Andy Griffith Show? Include introduction commentary by Andy Griffith or someone giving a breif description of the episode? Include the 11 episode's of "Headmaster" (Griffith's next show that failed, but still be cool to see)?

They are all good ideas! Let me know what you think, or tell me if you have any other suggestions! Again sorry Floyd and Boo for being sensitive!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39764: Thank you for the apology, Warren. What was "Headmaster"? I never heard of it? When I was a little girl I loved Mayberry RFD but I was too young to watch TAGS when it aired originally. I, too would love to see some old eps of Mayberry RFD. About how old are you, Warren, if you don't mind me asking?


ps-I saved you the leftovers, Horatio.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39765: To Boo Msg 39764, thanks for the leftovers.

To Deputy Warren Msg 39763, you know what I would LOVE to see as a special feature with the DVD's? Out-takes ... you know the flubs and mistakes that are caught on film.
p.s. The more I get to know you, the more I like you Deputy Warren :)

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39766: Boo to answer your two question's "Headmaster" was a really bad show Andy Griffith did after the Andy Griffith Show. It only lasted 11 episode's. Some people like it though so I thought Id include it in my "What would you like to see for special features" list.

Question 2. Myswell be honest. Im only in my mid 20's. How do I know about all those old T.V. show's your wondering? My father grew up on all the old classic's and when I was young he had old tape's of show's and re-run's.

Now I have bought all of (well most of) those T.V. show's on D.V.D. for myself. I enjoy them so much!

Some show's like "The Big Valley" and "The Wild Wild West" are new to me because he didnt have all the show's, but I buy almost all the 60's/early 70's classics!

If you have any question's about T.V. show's Im still a great person to turn to though because I do know ALOT about T.V. show's!

Any more opinion's about my post msg 39763? Would love to hear them!

D.V.D. show update! "Rawhide" the complete first season July 25th 2006! "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea" July 25th 2006!
"The Rifleman" volume 6 July 25 2006! And I think we all know TAGS season 7 August 29th 2006!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39767: Thanks Poor Haratio!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39768: Warren, You beat everything, you know that? Hey to Boo, PH, Lucy, Floyd. What a beautiful day on the porch. I love you guys. Glad you're here, Warren. I'll check in later.....gotta go sell some grub....

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39769: That's fine with me. What ever he decides to do. Sorry that I got mad all. Will ya'll forgive me??? THanks!!! Barnwannabe

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39770: Deputy Warren, how do you receive television in your home? Via antenna, cable or satellite? In my Toronto area home, I have Rogers cable. But I'm thinking about switching to Bell Canada ExpressVu satellite. Both have access to the DejaView and TV Land channels that broadcast reruns of many of those old time shows you and I enjoy.

And a hey to Millie Msg 39768. Glad you survived the last Big Freeze we experienced together.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39771: Great to see ya back Barnwannabe!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39772: Poor Horatio, I have Shaw Cable currently. I get Deja View and Lone Star and a few other movie channels I picked. Lone Star is my favorite because you get "Bonanza" , "The Rifleman" , "Rawhide" and the occasinal movie.

Poor Horatio, you can get T.V. Land in Canada? That's awsome because that's the best old time T.V. channel out their in my mind! Was that availible on Bell Canada Vu Satellite?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39773: Barnwannabe, I just noticed your Msg 39769. Thank you for the apology. Sure, I forgive you. It takes courage to apologize. I hope you stay.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39774: And Floyd, I understand what you said last night. I am truely sorry. That will never happen again. Thelmalouwannabe is my friend, and relative, and she said that I was being a butt, and I am sorry. PLEASE forgive me ya'll. Thanks, Barnwanabe

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39775: Hey all..Mil whats for supper tonight?..im back at work now...will be back in just a bit...SPOR

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39776: Thanks for forgiving me poor horatio, I really am sorry!!! Barnwannabe

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39777: What is on the menu Mil??? Barnwannabe

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39778: Deputy Warren, check out Bell Canada's ExpressVu web site by clicking here. I haven't signed up yet but I might in about two weeks.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39779: Howdy, all. Warren, one thing I'd like to see on Season 8 would be the original show, actually an episode of "The Danny Thomas Show", which was the pilot for TAGS. It may have been an unintentional pilot, but that's how it turned out. It was such a hit that they spun TAGS off of it. It was great. I have it on VHS, but it's not very good - rather grainy and lots of breaks where I edited the commercials out.

Millie, you asked earlier if Ann-Margret had a nose job. Actually, as I remember, she took a terrible fall while filming a movie - fell from a swing and landed face first on a stage, shattering a large number of bones in her face. She was out of things for quite a while, but somebody did a wonderful job of reconstructing her face. You can see some differences, but she's still beautiful.

Just got home from dinner at my comadre's house - so good! Roast pork loin, mashed taters and gravy, corn, fresh black-eyed peas, fried okra, peas and homegrown cherry tomatoes. Yum! She's a great cook.

I came home early, intending to plant some tuberous begonia bulbs, but it's so hot out there - 96 - that I think I'll wait until tomorrow morning. It's so hot that my roses aren't shattering and dropping their petals like they usually do when they're spent. Instead, they're literally drying on the stem! I could make a whole bouquet of dried roses, if you can imagine.

Well, I think a glass of tea and a TAGS DVD sounds like a plan. Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

P.S. Warren, one vacation dream for me and my husband was to fly to eastern Canada and take that train that runs all the way across to the western side. I've heard that it's really a wonderful trip - beautiful scenery. Guess that won't happen now, but it was something we wanted to do.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39780: Deputy Warren, and be sure to check out that TV Land link I provided in my Msg 39770. It's a TV Land Canada site. I did not compare their broadcast schedule with TV Land in the states.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39781: Barnwanabe...friends always find it in their hearts to forgive each other ,thats what the porch is about ,friendship...SPOT,ASA,MDC..I had to work today ,missed the race who won

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39782: Deputy Warren, if you are in a hurry to check it out, just click here, then click on THEME PACKS (in the middle of the page), then click on VARIETY 2. There you will see TV Land listed.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39783: MD Kasey Kahne!...rain shortened by almost 80 laps...Jr third..edwards 2nd gordon 8th...good race just hate to see the rain come because it takes out the "what if" situation...Mil where are ya?..im gona order Hot Wings....hey warren,barn, horatio,Floyd! and all..had a good Fathers day and now keeping the lights on till morning....SPOT

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39784: To Barnwannabe, your Msg 39774 makes me believe that Thelmalouwannabe is a very intelligent lady. I'm sorry I missed meeting her online. I hope you invite her back.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39785: Has anyone heard how Asa's golf tournament turned out?

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39786: Thank's Poor Horaito for all the link's and info! Im not in a hurry, but it help's either way!

Romeena Im sure you and your husband would have had a wondefull time! If you had gone I think you would have LOVED Montreal! Montreal is my dream city! So much to do! Quebec is also beutifull!

Ive been to both. I went mainly because Im a diehard Montreal Canadians hockey fan, but when I went, I relized how beutifull a place it was! The people are so freindly! Quebec city is old fashioned and lot's of history, while Montreal is hustle bustle but with a beutifull atmesphere!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39787: Hey SPOT, didn't see you sneak in there. Are you at work? I'm curious ... are you one of those guys who watches dials and meters and monitors the grid at a control center? Or are you working security? You don't have to answer if you don't want to.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39788: Asa's a golfer?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39789: Who is SPOR? (message 39775) heehee...

Warren, you are only in your mid-twenties? Mercy, you are a young one. Do you know anything about High Chapparell? It was a western from the 60's that I know I didn't imagine but nobody seems to remember it. It was kind of like Big Valley, I think. Haven't seen it since I was a very young girl but I remember bits and pieces. Would love someone to tell me what it was about??

Yes Ro, I would love to have a DVD of that Danny Thomas show. I only saw it one time on TVLand and I loved it. Too bad about your roses! It has been very hot here, too. Ro, as far as that trip that you didn't get to take with your husband, I feel in my heart that you will see it together one day. We have alot to look forward to in the LIFE to come...."..he that lives and believes in me shall never die". The gospel is very good news.

Barnwannabee, I would like to ask you the same question I asked Warren. How old are you, if you don't mind telling?

Hey Mayberry Deputy, I wish you would come around and talk longer. You are such a nice person and we just don't hear from you enough.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39790: Boo, High Chapparell was alot like Big Valley and Bonanza. It had a family, the Cannon family. It dealed with family issue's just like Big Valley. It ran from 1967-1971 but the origanall cast, or most of the origanal cast lasted from 1967-1970. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061263/ will take you give you all the info you need Boo. Im sorry I cant give you a direct link but I don't know how!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39791: Hey Y'all! Happy Father's Day to you guys!
Thanks for the concern Asa-haven't seen the cardiologist yet,but gonna make an appt. this week. The tachycardia happened again the other day,but seems to be tapering off. I believe (as does my family dr.) that it's all related to me having mitral valve prolaspe,but since I haven't seen a cardioligist since 1988,I believe it's long
overdue! I'll go-promise.
Maybe Floyd needs to give the porch a good rubdown with some VICKS! I'll admit I haven't frequented the porch much lately due to all the problems. But,I'm like Tom and Ro and most of y'all when you say you're not gonna let the interlopers and troublemakers run you off. I'm staying right here with my pals! And Floyd,you do what you've gotta do.I'm behind you 100%. Sorry you're having to deal with all of this junk. Thanks for all you do in keeping Mayberry alive for us.
Anyway,just wanted to check in. Y'all have a good Sunday evening. Love to all!
possum under a rock

P.S. Spot- the peanuts in a bottle thing? Southern-definitely! My grandmama used to take me with her when she went to the beauty parlor and would always buy me a coke & pack of Lance peanuts.That combo was outta this world! Thanks for bringing up an old (nice) memory for me!

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39792: Hey Millie got any good recipies for the summer?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39793: Wow Boo, you were bored by Over The Hedge? We must have been seeing different versions because I saw that with Kai a couple weeks ago and I thought it was pretty interesting and funny, especially that little hyper squirrel.:)
Hope you all had a nice Father's Day, fathers.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39794: I came across an interesting article for those of you who had expressed concern about the public school's view of homosexual practices. If you would like to read it, the address is www.exodusmandate.org/art_20050509-sbc-resolution.htm


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39795: Yea Horatio I watch the dials and substations..watch Load so noe brown outs and move load thru automation switches....can go from 0 to 100 mph fast but most of the time its a good job..work rotating shifts each months...2 of us here all the time...7 different shifts..work weekends every other month,nights to days,but 12 hr shifts on the weekend and off 3 days during the week..been at it for 25 yrs come august..hey sterling..possum good to see ya girl!..Boo SPOR...hee hee...that be fat pawed me!...well yall grab some hot wings and a RC...SPOT

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39796: I don't want to say exactly, cause you know how I am, but I'll tell you this, I was born during the TAGS era. Barnwannnabe

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39797: Wow that was random Boo! What was the cause? Im not angry, just wondering that's all.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39798: Well, Sterling, who know; it was probably just PMS. If I saw it again I might like it. Come to think of it, that little squirrel was mighty cute...

Hey Warren, thanks for that website! I appreciate it.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39799: Thanks for accepting me again ya'll, and if anyone is still upset with me, I am really, REALLY,sorry. THANKS, BARNWANNABE.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39800: Warren, are your talking about message 39794? If so, a few months ago before you came aboard, there was a long-running dialogue about the problems with the public school system and some parents of kids in school were expressing concern about the Day of Silence, etc....is that what you are asking about? Believe me, it isn't a personal shot at anyone. If you are gay, I'm sorry if I offended.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39801: Who love's cat's here? Im a total Cat person! I dont hate dog's, I think their awsome to, but Ive allway's had a thing with cat's! I have no brother, so when I was young I had a cat, Free, and he was three years older then me and I allway's looked up to him as my big brother. Never had a dog. Free was a healthy cat and lived a long life. I will allway's love him and he will allway's be big brother.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39802: Oh, yeah! Peanuts in a Coke! We used to do that in the lunchroom at school - so good. Come to think of it, I've got some real Cokes, and some little snack bags of peanuts - not Lance, they're Planters, but they'll work. Woohoo! A treat while watching TAGS. It doesn't get any better than that. Remember how the salt in the peanuts makes the Coke foam up? And yes, it's a Southern thing. Of course, I'm from South Texas, but we consider ourselves Southerners as well as Texans. Our drawl might not be quite as syrupy as Georgia's, but it's close. We can make four syllables out of a five-letter word!

And Possum! You get yourself to the cardiologist ASAP. I've been having some wild arrhythmias - PVCs, PACs, tachycardia, short runs of V-tach, short runs of atrial fib, you name it, my heart does it. My cardiologist put me on Atenolol (Tenormin) 25 mg daily, and it has smoothed things right out. I'm glad, because all that extra-curricular activity was waking me at night, and about to drive me nuts during the day. In addition, I have cardiomyopathy from chemo that I took in 1979, and some old scarring that's either from an unrecognized MI, or from the radiation that I also received in 1979. Sounds awful, I know, but I'm really remarkably healthy. All that was present during both Mongolia trips, and it didn't keep me from climbing the Great Wall. The arrhythmias would, though, so I'm glad it's under control, and I want to hear that you've gotten yourself to the cardiologist and are also in control.

Well, guess I'll mosey on home. I might drop back by later, if anybody's here. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39803: No Boo im not gay. I just it was odd to bring up on the porch thats all.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39804: Sorry Warren, wasn't trying to imply anything just didn't want to offend, just in case. Oh, I've been on the porch for several years now and we talk about all kinds of things believe me.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39805: I'm a dog person, Warren, - just ask Sugarplum. However, I like cats as well, and if I couldn't have a dog for some reason, I'd surely have a cat. My son and DIL have three. And a dog. And two little boys. Yes, it's a busy household. --Romeena

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39806: Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been around for a few days, I was in DC for my son's high school graduation! He made me so proud!! I should have told ya'll I was headed that way & I just plain forgot! Haven't had a chance to read the archives yet, you know how it is when you leave home for a few days, so much to do. I'll catch up with ya'll later, Jake is here now & I want to enjoy my time with him, so don't worry if I don't come back for a day or two! I'll send pics to Ro of his graduation.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39807: That's cool Romeena! Dog's are great to! No problem Boo, I understand completly!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39808: Hey Warren, I had a cat like that, too. His name was Bo. Had him a long time and when I was the only child at home and my mom would go across the country to help take care of her sick mother, my dad used to leave me at home alone in the evenings because he was having an affair, if you can believe it! I was about 12 or 13 and was afraid to be at home alone at night so I would bring Bo in and he became like my family. It almost killed when he died, so I can relate to you on that one.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39809: Hey Mavis, welcom back! Congradulations to your son! What's he going to do in life, I mean carrer wise. You don't have to answer, just wondering!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39810: I can totally relate with you Boo!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39811: Thanks for understanding, Warren, because after I posted that message I was worried it might make you mad and I wasn't trying to do that.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39812: I am referring message 39800


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39813: Hey possum under a rock. When ya resort to throwin' around such fancy technical medical terms, it sounds like yer talking foreign to me. I have to use the dictionary to look them up. But if ya need a valve job, just call Gomer or Goober. And for what all else is ailin' ya, why not try Opie's Miracle Salve or Ellie's sugar pills?

Gosh SPOT Msg 39795, sounds like you have a very important job. As for me, I don't know if I could maintain my sanity watching dials and meters for a 12 hour shift. I need variety in my work. I'd be tempted to tweak something here and there just to set off a few alarms and dim some lights, if you know what I mean ;)

To Boo Msg 39789, Deputy Warren gave you some great background info about High Chaparral. I found another web site that offers additional information. Click here.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39814: No problem Boo! Where's Goober these day's? Havent seen him on his rocker for awile! Oh well we all live's we got to live, and sometime's that mean's taking time away from the porch.
Im going to go watch an AGS episode. Think im going to chose an episode off season 2.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39815: Hey Poor Horatio!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39816: Thanks Warren He is still undecided. He's got it down to the Marines (NOT my choice!) or School for the Performing Arts (that's what I'm pushing for) I would be proud of him & stand behind him no matter what he chose, but I would just as soon he not go into the military right now, don't want him sent off to war. But, it's ultimately his decision, not mine.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39817: I hope he dousnt go ta war Mavis.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39818: I hope he dousnt go ta war Mavis.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39819: Horatio I was born in 1959 so I grew up in the mayberry era..I think Ron Howard is a couple of years older than me...can someone answer that?..welcome back My Friend Mavis!!..Race was good but delayed by rain Kasey won it!..Warren I have had cats but just have my big lab Otis..about 129lbs now...he is good one...4 years old...glad to be off the next 3 days..got to water the garden..got vegges coming in now...well snack time soon..Hot Wings did not last long....SPOT

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39820: Sorry about the double post!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39821: Mavis, please talk to your son and make him realize that if he joins either the Army or the Marine Corps, he has a higher chance of ending up in combat than if he joined the Air Force, Navy or Coast Guard. Does he watch television news, listen to radio news, read newspapers, or search the internet for stories about the possible places he could be sent to? Does he understand the consequences of being severely injured, maimed or even killed? He needs to be reminded of and understand the risks BEFORE signing that contract. If he does understand, then it's his decision if he is old enough. The only way you can stop him is if he's at the age where he needs a parent consent to join.
You state that you prefer he not join the military at this time because you don't want him sent to war. Unfortunately, anyone who joins and serves can be sent into a combat situation at almost anytime.
Although I am both an Army and Navy veteran, my sister won't let me talk to her children about joining the military. She expresses the same concern as you do.
Probably the best advantage of joining the military is the educational benefits he could earn to help pay for schooling once he's discharged. The benefits are the same no matter what branch of service he joins.
Probably my best recommendation is for your son to speak with a Marine Corp veteran of combat in either Iraq or Afghanistan. Contact your local American Legion or VFW post. Do not speak with recruiter!

To SPOT Msg 39819, Ron Howard was born March 1, 1954.

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39822: Ron Howard was born in 1955 SPOT.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39823: Oh sorry! I thought it was 1955 but now that I think about it he was six when he started TAGS. SORRY SPOT! Poor Horaito is right!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39824: Poor Horatio = I just saw where you wanted your third college degree - cool! I have three undergrad degrees and a masters, I was tempted by one of my friends to try for a doctorate . .the only doctoring I can do is on goats.

Now that some of the moulage is over, can we please talk about Asa again. . toolbelts, mullets, tinfoil collections, etc. It was so much more fun then.


June 18, 2006 - Msg 39825: Hey homemake, congratulations on being so educated. May I ask what your majors were?

from Poor Horatio

June 18, 2006 - Msg 39826: Horatio,

Thank you for your service to this country and Mavis..I understand how you feel. I would be proud of my son if he were to join the military but I'd be afraid for him.

Of course I could get killed driving to work so only by the grace of God are we allowed each breath. All we can do is leave it in His hands to protect all those we love.