July 25, 2006 - Msg 43219: WARREN: I'll go over now. It was no major crisis like the waitress said.

I'm going over now.

Hey to M-T!!!


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43220: Barnwannabe. with the sweep!!!

# 6!!!


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43221: O.K. Im comeing!

Deputy Warreb Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43222: I'm there now.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43223: I've been over for awhile, where are you?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43224: I'm at FRAPPER. I've been there for 5 minutes.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43225: What? I don't see ya there?


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43226: We're chatting on the porch again, and we have to stop. Go to the archives here, 07 11, and find the msg where it says porchster map. That's how I got there.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43227: Im sorry but, why arn't you chatting over there? We were both there.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43228: DWF: My computer froze. I'll be over there in just a minute.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43229: DWF: I'm there now.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43230:
Hey Folks

Wow, discussing entitlements. I think that the truth of the matter is that, our system of Government was not developed to do much more than to protect our rights and protect our property. It is a very short list of accomplishment that our Government has when the topic is social engineering. I do agree with Me-They, I often feel like, what more could I have done. However, I have very little faith in our Government to do the right thing. I hold out little hope for "counsel of men."


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43231: BWB, Now do ya wanna go and have the chat, now that your Computer's working.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43232: Sure. Give me 3 minutes.

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43233: BWB.

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43234: Im over waiting.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43235: If Your Gonna Come, COME! Im Tired Of Waiting BWB, and Im trying not to post here, because I don't want to Break The Porch! So once and For All, If you want to Go To Frapper with me COME!
When You Said Three Minute's, It turned into about 25 minute's. Now Im not Mad at you, but please Come if you say your going to Come.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43236: WARREN: I hope that you're not mad. I had to go in, we had a cooler spark, and the waitress thought that it was the end of the world!!!

I have to go back, I just thought that I owed you an explination, before I went back.

Thanks, and maybe some other time.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43237:
Auh20- I think that was John Sabastian, not Tom Jones! ha
we got the sweat hogs Me-they and Auh20 and others discussing social events.. Ew Ew Mister Katta. haha
Here is my imput on the situation. For the US to remain a soverign nation, we must FIRST gain control of our border. The continual "I'll go in and take what I can get" situation must stop. It is tapping our services to the brink. In order to help our own citizens, we must establish secure borders. We have had polititians come here out the wazoo, but now we really need some action. Hopefully the 6000 NG will eventually materialize. And if that dont work, we all may as well go up and alley and hollar fish!
DWF and BWB, I thought you guys established a time for 6:30 pm to chat on frappr. Ya need to get that settled soon, so the porch can get back to "havin' a sit-down and shootin' the breeze" as it says at the top! Thank you again and please get something set up so we dont get us a Punky Brewster board here! haha
Racing coming up soon at INDY!
Have a good one.
Ya all take care,

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43238: MDC we had a date set up for Frapper, but it didn't work out. I really am deeply sorry about rappid post's and I feel very foolish and guilty. I am very sorry. It's just everytime we try to go to Frapper, BWB has something that come's up, or I have something that come's up, and the only way to find out what's wrong is asking on The Porch. Again though, Im very sorry, and what I said is no excuse.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43239: I couldn't have said it better Warren. I feel the same way. It didn't seem like we were posting that much, then I go back and look, and oh my gosh, it's horrible!!!

I, too apoligize, MDC, and Floyd.

Maybe one day it will work out!!!LOL

I have a lunch appointment, gotta jet.

Later folks!!!


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43240:
Boo- it sounds like you were in a very nice area. I hope you at least got a break from cooking etc. Too bad about your car problems. Thank God you were not stuck out in the desert.
Glad all got fixed.
Prayers for troops. One nephew recently emailed about the brutal weather in Bagdad. We got NOTHING here in comparison, plus there is the sand that gets into everything!
Prayers for Possum, Mavis, Boo, TOM, Romeena and others.
Spot- you make it thru all the storms ok?
APB for missing porchsters. MD where are you.
STERling- still praying about your houses!
DWF and BWB--"During our lifetime, we travel many roads..."
"Nice, real nice."
OK, to liven things up we're gonna have the Potato Queen sit in an open convertible in her bathing suit!!

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43241: hey folks , doing a trouble check ,everyone have a great evening

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43242: Hey to MAYBERRY DEPUTY and MDC.

Millie, Im missing ya. Please come back.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43243: Can't say that I've been to New Mexico, Boo. I've been to old Mexico though. ;) I didn't care for it very much I must say.

Hey Warren and BWB, I was just thinking, have you guys ever thought about signing up with some sort of instant messenger service? It's free, and you just put each other on each other's list and you can get a little pop up dealy on your computer that'll tell you when the other one is ready to talk. Just a thought that that would be a way you could tell each other to go to Frappr. I'm not trying to keep you away from the porch or anything, but I just thought it could be a solution to waiting here for the other to answer.
Btw Warren, yes I am a big Gilligan's Island fan as well! I even quit track in school because it was cutting into my Gilligan's Island time when it was on after school. :)
MDC, thanks for your continued prayers. I think they are working, particularily because you probably won't be seeing too much of me as I have to use my parents computer to come here because ours has been disconnected BECAUSE the closing of our house went off without a hitch and we don't live there anymore! *clap*clap*
We are still working on the buying of our new house, unfortunately, but, fortunately, my brother is letting us stay in the house that HE is selling(which happens to be the house we lived in before - confused yet?) until we get this financing worked out. Whew!

Well, I better get going. We will be eating alot of take-out because I told my brother I would cook and mess up his kitchen. But that's fine with me. At least I don't have to cook. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43244: Me-They, I'm not sure what part of my post you didn't agree with, could you clarify? Sounds like we are on the same page to me...thanks.

BWB and Warren, you guys crack me up. Remember to be patient and kind to one another.

Busy day! You know how it is when you come back from vacation....laundry, grocery shopping, clean out the frige....I just made a huge pot of chicken and dumplings for the family and, boy were they good!

MDC, yes it was a very nice area we were in. Most of New Mexico is dry and not very pleasant but when you drive up into those mountains it is paradise! I have had a hard time adjusting to the high humidity here since I returned. Yuck! My sister and I kept asking ourselves why we live in South Texas. Gotta live where you work, right?

Think I will kick back and take a break for a minute on the couch. Is anyone chatting anywhere tonight?


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43245: Evenin' Y'all. Had a couple nights of bad weather- t-storms,even some power outages. Spot,we could've used you on this side of the river!Ha! Missed being on the Porch.
I don't think I've congratulated AFD on the new baby! Congrats, AFD! Hope all's going great with Me-They's new bundle of joy as well.
I'm still hanging in there and again I thank everyone for their prayers. Boo,you are especially sweet-thank you friend. I go back to the cardiologist Friday for the results of the heart monitor and echo. I'll let y'all know what doc says.Hope it's not serious.
I am staying strong,trusting in the Lord. I know HE knows my heart and that I didn't cause all of this family mess. My sister did. Now she has my mom drinking whiskey!I even bet I know how it started.They actually had to move into the house with my mom for a few weeks(before they put her in the trailer) because their lease was up. I can just see them drinking and offering it to my mom. Now, I hear she has a large bottle of whiskey in her trailer and my daughter has seen her with a mixed drink. This lady is 74 years old,unsteady on her feet and prone to falls and is drinking on top of these meds (these are only the ones I actually KNOW of): oxycontin,percocet,prozac,sotolol.And she takes MUCH more than the required dosage of the pain meds! Here's the kicker-she's a retired R.N.! Has she completely lost it? This is not good at all,but there's nothing I can do. I'm not to go over there and she doesn't want to see me ever again. I have a birthday coming up on the 30th and I bet anything I won't hear from my own mother. My twisted sister really has a strong hold on her. It's a shame. But.. No weapon formed against me shall prosper!
Didn't mean to be so self-absorbed here. Sorry,this wasn't a very Mayberry-like conversation.It does help to vent at times though!
Ro, I got your e-mail,and I will help out with the project. Can't e-mail you back from that address-my e-mail will come in,but I can't respond or send! Think I'll set up a new e-mail address soon.I can't figure out the problem with my Yahoo account.Wanted you to know I'm with you on the help-a-friend project though.
Guess I've rambled on enough for now. Y'all have a good evening! Love y'all!
possum under a rock

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43246:
MDC-What? Where?


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43247: Hey folks, I'm still here. I just got busy with my other life up here in Canada. I'll post more after reviewing what I missed.

from Poor Horatio

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43248: Hey to all!!!

Sterling: I hadn't thought of that, but do you have to give out info.???

Boo: I'm glad that I am a source of laughter for you, after all, laughter is the best medicine!!!LOL

MDC: Them roads dirt, or paved???

WARREN: I'll be able to go over at 9:45 my time(7:45) your time. Tonight. Sound good???


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43249: Evening Porch! Possum I am so sorry you have to go through this, boy family sure can get to you can't they? Believe me I KNOW! auh2o & the rest, I ain't getting on my soapbox about this one, ya'll will have to throw things at me to knock me off there. I will say, makes me mad! I heard from Millie the other day, she is doing good, busy, but good busy. BWB & Warren can ya'll just email each other about those things instead of posting over & over again on the porch? Or post it once, if the other doesn't show up, then they don't show up, they'll turn up sooner or later. Sterling had a good idea, there are alot of IM programs, AIM, Yahoo, MSN. Might check those out, they are all free. I'm off to get some things done, got 2 newsletters to finish & a brochure for my business. Be back later.

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43250: Sure BWB, 7:45 works, But can we please actually have a Chat this time? What we could do (If You Don't Mind) is send each other a Private Message over at The Andy Griffith Show Forum, giving each other are email address's.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43251: WARREN: I'm sorry, but I don't feel safe giving my e-mail address to someone who I can't meet.

I'll consider giving you my hot-mail account, and you can do it that way, but as far as my actual e-mail, I would have to give that some serious consideration.

You can send me a PM with yours, and I'll send you a PM with my hotmail addy.

What does everyone think???


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43252: Barnwannabe, I completly understand. Go check My PM out at TheAndyGriffithShow Forum. I think the solution I came up with should work well.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43253: Guys....I am honestly getting VERY tired of your chatting arrangements. PLEASE stop. I don't want to read about you guys trying to hook up. It's not fun to read...it's not interesting. If you don't trust one another enough to E-MAIL each other then stop talking to one another. It's that simple.

THIS place is for visiting in a SLOW and easy place called Mayberry. It is not a "chat tracking" service. Either e-mail one another and figure out what you want to do or just stop talking. Why would you want to chat with somebody you don't even trust enough to e-mail?

I've been slow to speak so bluntly but I believe folks are getting tired wading through all the useless content just to find something worth reading so this is it. Stop.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43254:
Possum-First I'd have a good talk with that "doctor" who is giving her all that. Sounds like Elvis' doctor to me! Without sounding to crass, it sure seems to me that your "sister" wants someone out of the way and I dont mean you! My prayers are with you all the way, but you need to go there with a lawyer. Who is your mother's POA? Dear friend, sometimes ya's gotta fight for right. One reason i go by my mom's nursing home so much (about five nights or surprize day visits a week)is to keep an eye on the caregivers.
Last week they allowed her to get dehydrated! I immediately called the ombudsman and the state dept of health, and they acted fast on that one! ok, kablooy goes my box.
Hey H20-arino, what was the principal's name, he was so good.
Sterling- Wow, dropping track for gilligan! I'm not sure what to say! ha
BOO-good thing bruce didnt leave the house like Andy and Opie left it! ha
Have a good evening, thanks for chawing a bit.

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43255: I am just stopping by before bed and read your post Possum. I'm sorry about your troubles. Mavis and I have had some problems with our sisters also, so I feel for you. You should find out who your Mother's doctors are and turn him in to the DEA. He/She shouldn't have a license! I am married to a naturopath and those types of drug dealers just ruin medicine. There was an M.D. at hubby's old office that was put in jail for dealing prescription drugs. Anway, I'm praying.
Sterling- I like Mama's Family rather than Gilligan's Island. Maybe its b/c there was only 1 or 2 seasons and its boring. Mama's hilarious.
Boo- I'm so glad that overall you had a great time. I haven't spent hardly any time in the West and should visit more often.
MDC- You're right to visit your Mother the way you do. Your a good son.
Floyd- Thank you.
I don't have anything to say about the gov't issues y'all were talking about earlier. As I said, I don't keep up with news in the world. Its depressing!
Well, I need to get to bed. I'm leaving to go to Ky tomorrow for my picking up kids journey. I'll return on Sunday night. Please pray for us. Ky tomorrow, Ohio- Thurs-Sat, Ky- Sat-Sun. then GA again on Sun. Lots of travelling, especially for Bryson and I, but we'll do it with God's help. Y'all keep me rocker dusted until I return!
Blessings to you and yours,

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43256: Hey Porch!!! Just back from work!!!

What's happenin'???

Hope all is well!!!


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43257: Good Evening Porch!

How's everyone?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43258:
Hey Folks

possum-I agree with MDC taking a lawyer along my speak volumes. Maybe, even call your county Heath Office and ask for some direction. And, please never feel like you can't ask for help or just vent. Prayers for you and your Mom, as well as, your sister.

Mavis-I don't blame you for not getting up on the old soap box. I wish I hadn't. After, I reread most of my "soap boxing" I think it sounds so heartless. I stand by what I post but sometimes it just doesn't translate well and it sounds ... you know...nuts.

MDC-I can't remember the principal's name. He was funny. Do you recall Epstein's bogus notes from home that he would sign "Epstein's mother's." Also, who could forget that classic tune" Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Barbarino."

Asa-How are things out your way?

God Bless the Troops,

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43259: bwb, dwf,do you guys read the other posts, or just each other's?

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43260: Mr Woodman was the priciple, MDC

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43261: OK the porch is fixed!..SPOT

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43262: That's "principal".

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43263: That was rather hurtful, Mil.

Are you mad at us???

I hope not.

WARREN: Had fun Chatting over at Frapper.


I'll be back later.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43264: Hey Spot, Boo, Mavis MD, auh2o,Sterling, DWF, BWB and all porchsters. Have to catch up some more on the archives....hope everyone's good. I know I am. But busy. Feeling guilty because I forgot prayer time tonite(well, I was late, anyway) so maybe I'm TOO busy. Well, gotta go make pies....more later.

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43265: No bwb, just kind of frustrated, like Floyd said.

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43266: I'm glad that you're not mad.

Warren, and I are friends, and we try to schedule chats, but I read everyone's posts.

We have found our own way to schedule chats.

FLOYD: Hope that we didn't ruffle your feathers too bad. I didn't mean to at all!!!

I apoligize to all porchsters.

WARREN feels the same way. We discussed it, and we really feel that we did nothing really "horrible", but it was wrong. We both apoligize, huh Warren???



July 25, 2006 - Msg 43267: Are ya'll mad at me???

No one has posted in a long time.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43268: What BWB said was put in perfect word's. We didn't want to post rapidly, but we had no other way at the time.

Anyway's, We found a way and we will not "frusterate" you guy's anymore.

I do read other people's post's by the way. Every morning I will comment on someone's post and try not to miss anyone.

I really see no reason why we should be scolded. We aplologized, found another way like everyone asked, and it's done with. Simple as that.

Now, I admit, I did do wrong in some way's, so don't worry about that!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43269: BWB no one said it was "horrible", but you have been asked nicely so many times to stop chatting here, it's not the way the porch runs. No one is mad at you, but where I come from when someone asks you to do something, especially when they are asking nicely, you at least "try" to do as asked. Again, no one is mad at either of you, and you are more than welcome to post on the porch, just please (read=nicely asked) stop chatting here. To the rest of the Porchsters, no I am not trying to be mean & I'm sorry if you all had to read this & it offended, but, guess when MDC blew up his soapbox, a piece hit me in thehead. Speaking of getting hit in the head, been a long time since Asa hit anyone with a wayward golf ball, he must be getting better. haha
Night Porch

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43270: I know that we had been asked, and I apoligized, but we don't see what was so bad about it. If I may quote a friend here, we were trying to help each other, as Mayberrians do, get on the Frapper thing. I'm not mad, or even "raising my voice", if you will, but I hope that this can be put behind us, I've caused enough trouble here. I want you all to be my friends!!!

Thanks for understanding.

WARREN: Thank you for complimenting my post. You said it pretty well yourself.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43271: BWB & Warren It's "put to bed" as far as I'm concerned. :) Won't mention it again, unless I have to. hehe
Ya'll have a fun night & try to stay cool, still hot here, but not near as humid. Thank goodness!
Meant to say Boo sounds like you had fun, good for you! And Lucy be safe on your trip, here's a penny that's been run over by a train to keep you safe. Now I'm really going to bed this time!

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43272: Hey Barnwannabe (and Deputy Warren). Please understand that after the first time the chatting occurred, we could attribute it to you being newcomers and not being familiar with posting procedures. We informed you both about the problems with chatting and you apologized for that mistake. But when you repeated it so soon afterwards, it's understandable why some people here are probably more annoyed. And although I honestly believe that the second time was also unintentional, it can't blamed on ignorance.
But I was surprised when Barnwannbe posted in Msg 43270 that "I know we had been asked and I apoligized, but we don't see what was so bad about it." Did you forget about Floyd's increasing bandwidth costs that are a direct result of frequent refreshing during a chat session? See Floyd's Msg 42549 from July 10, 2006 for more details.
I'm just glad to hear that you and Deputy Warren have come up with an alternate way of communicating in real time. So speaking for just myself, I'm not mad at you nor at Deputy Warren. I find many of the postings from both of you to be polite and complimentary towards others.

from Poor Horatio

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43273: Good morning porchters. Hope ya all have a good Wednesday. I made the coffee this morning so ya'll enjoy.--Salty Dog

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43274: Salty Dog!! Where you been? Glad you made coffee, I need it this morning! 'ppreciate it! I'm off to work & pay bills again this morning, wonder what causes that? How are our baby porchsters? And does Ro have pictures of them yet? Asa yer on diaper duty today, so be sure to tkae the toolbelt off. Spot I was checking out your campsite in the Porchster album, & had a question about your pop-up, how well does it stay warm in the cooler months? I always wondered about the screens in it. Been thinking about getting one of those myself for dog shows, but sometimes it gets kinda cool at night & wasn't sure how you stay warm in one of them. Thanks. Gotta hit the road again. Gas here is $2.88/gal time to fix that, but since MDC blew up the soapbox, I have to fix up another one before I can climb up on there.

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43275: Hey Mavis, I had some questions about SPOT's pop-up too but I was wondering if they stayed cool. When you think about it being made of canvas and screen you wonder....I dearly love to go camping but the older I get, the harder it is to set up camp. A pop-up sounds so easy. I wish I had a regular camper but I can't justify that kind of purchase while building a house. I think about the gas it would take to pull it anywhere, too! Gas is about the same price here as where you are, Mavis but it was 2.99 in New Mexico, ouch.

Salty Dog, I was thinking about you and some of the other porch-sitters that we don't see often enough yesterday. Wish you would cat a bit more and tell us what is going on in your life these days...

POSSUM, I said a prayer for you this morning...hang in there and please come to the porch often and pour your heart out if you need to...we are your friends and that's what friends are for. It's healthy for you to talk about your frustrations and this is a safe place to do it.

Been raining here all night. We STILL have not finished clearing our property because of all this rain, and little oak trees are sprouting up everywhere! The area where we will be laying the foundation was "de-stumped" yesterday, the barn area and the garden, too. I am starting to get a bit of enthusiasm now but so much to be done. I am supposed to be getting prices on flooring, appliances, etc...and you guys know how much I already have to do around here. When the kids get in school on the 14th I will be able to accomplish more.

Well, I have chatted enough....time to face the chores!


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43276: Good morning everyone! Thanks for the coffee, SALTY DOG. Itís been harder getting up in the mornings this past week. I wonder why? It must be the movement of the bed waking me up when the Mrs. gets up to feed the baby. I suffer so!

MAVIS: Allís well with little Veda so far. And the Mrs. is on the road to recovery. She had a hard time last week because she was trying to do too much. She is taking it easier this week and Iím trying to pick up as much of the slack as I am able, especially with the other two kids. Still, daddy is no mommy! The only problem the baby has is that her tear ducts are blocked, which I donít believe is terribly uncommon. So, we have to massage them and stuff. It should work out over time. If thatís the biggest problem we face, hallelujah!

BWB and DWF: You guys seem very nice, and, as far as Iím concerned, Mayberry can use all the nice people that care to visit. And I enjoy the trivia yíall contribute from time to time. As far as your chatting, or arranging chats, just stop. If you are doing something for which you constantly must apologize, the solution is to just stop doing it. Take it from one who knows from great experience about making mistakes. Bygones; itís a new day, and thereís no reason to be bitter about the past. So, no more apologizing, letís just all move ahead.

POSSUM: What troubles! Itís very hard Iím sure, but you need to give over to God what you canít change and take care of yourself for you and those who love you. Like the song says, try to ďaccentuate the positive, eliminate the negativesĒ And donít feel bad about posting your troubles here, for goodness sake. Isnít that what friends are for? You donít ever have to bear your cross alone.

BOO: Oh, you know me, I just like to be contrary!

AUH2O: Oooh oooh oooh oooh! Pick me! I had a note for you, but the neighborís dog ate it.

MDC: Thatís a crying shame about your mom. Beside the fact that someone is paying for her care and therefore is entitled to a certain level of service, basic human decency demands that you treat fellow human beings with kindness and dignity. I know that no caregiver or healthcare institution is perfect, and all make mistakes and have limitations, but it sounds like you are fearful things like this would happen on a regular basis if you werenít as vigilant. Iím glad to contacted the authorities. Iím pray for the situation.

MILLIE: Donít feel too bad about missing prayer time last night. I miss from time to time. Sometimes, circumstances make it inconvenient and sometimes I plain forget. Iím sure itís that way for others. Still, when I do take part itís a great feeling knowing that some of yíall are joining me in lifting up the joys and concerns of the porch.

Well, I have more things to respond to, but no time now to do it. So, Iíll shut up and let someone else get a word in edgewise.


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43277: Hello everyone! Good to see ya'll again. Boo, Mavis I'm doin ok these days. Just been busy with work and the other extra curricular stuff in my life. Been missin talking to ya'll. I'm home from work for the day, gonna go find me something fo lunch. Anyone wanna meet me at the diner? The special looked pretty good. Ya'll have a great Wednesday--Salty Dog

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43278: Good Morning everyone!!!

Thanks, PH!!!

Hope all is well!!!


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43279: 'Morning, all. Salty, don't be offended if I don't drink any of your coffee. Nice of you to make it, but I don't care for coffee. Love tea, but don't like coffee.

It's cloudy today, and only 79 at the moment, with a predicted high of only 93. A regular cold front! Looks like we could even get a bit of rain. OH, please, Lord! We need it so badly.

I had a lovely lunch and visit with my friends from Mexico yesterday, and they're coming by my house this afternoon on their way to the airport. I made a nice pie, and it's so cool outdoors, perhaps we'll be able to sit out in the arbor to enjoy the pie. Oh, dear! They DO drink coffee! Guess I'll have to try to locate my coffee maker, it's shoved back in a cabinet somewhere, I guess.

Bless all you new parents! I'm happy for you, and just love the little new porchsters, but surely am glad I don't have one at this point in my life. At work, I listen to the screaming babies in the patient's rooms, and see the bleary-eyed parents, and just go back to the desk and thank the Lord! (teehee) It's so cute, though, watching a big old burly first-time dad, trying to put a diaper on a squirming 6 lb baby. One guy got showered right in the face the other night, and his expression was just priceless!

Well, off I go. Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43280: Hey, Salty. I'll meet you at the diner for lunch, as long as I can get back here before my friends arrive. What's the special? I hope it's not those vienna sausages in tomato sauce. I'm not big on vienna sausages, and sometimes that sauce is kinda thin. --Romeena

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43281: BWB, would you care to join us at the diner? Do you like vienna sausages? --Romeena

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43282: HI ALL.


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43283: Well, even if y'all will let me join you at the diner I think I'll let those sausages just pass on by...


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43284: Good Morning Everyone! A big Hey to Me-They, Tom, Romeena, BWB, Salty Dog, Boo *Mavis and Poor Horatio!

Don't have time to answer to all post's this Morning, gotta go water the the grass Im trying to grow in my back lawn!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43285: You're on the right track, DWF. Plenty of water is the key for new grass. The new little roots are so shallow, and dry out so quickly. --Romeena

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43286: Yeah your right Romeena, that's why Im using Pete Moss over the Grass Seed's to keep it moist. It help's alot apparently! Just stopping by in between watering session's. Think Im going to go move the sprinkler around again.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43287: Hey gang...yea Boo we love to camp and boat and fish...hey Ro,bwb,dwf,mavis,poor horatio,salty,[ossum,auh20,mil,lucy,asa,and all...Floyd I could not agree with you more...the forum had got so different...this used to be a lemonaid sipping rocking porch...thanks for that...well lunch today will be...Memu:fried bologna sandwiches,chips,pickels and lemonaid..Ho-Ho"s ...come and get it...gona read the good archives now...Big Maude will you bring some slaw?..signed:SPOT the"slow and lazy" dog of this here porch..ruff..ruff...yawn...

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43288: Thanks, SPOT. What a dilemma. Vienna sausages or fried bologna. No offense, but this is not turning out to be a high-anticipation lunch for me. Don't take that as complaining, though, SPOT; your culinary efforts are always appreciated.

I think I'm gonna take a snooze in the porch swing and hope that my boss is understanding...


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43289: THUD!

(That weas my boss knocking me out of the swing.)


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43290: Oh, one more thing. A question for all you Porchsters...

When we decided that the baby's anme would be Veda, we had only heard of one person who was known to someone we know with that name. The only time we had heard it otherwise was the movie "My Girl" (that's not why we picked the name). We selected the name because it has been around, though never real popular, since the late 19th century.

Anyway, yesterday, when the county inspector who was at our house looking at some remodeling heard the name Veda he said that it was his aunt's name. He went on to tell us that it was a Southern name and not unheard of by most (he is from Virginia). So my question is, have any of you (especially those from the South) ever heard of the name before? I'd just like to get an idea of how odd it is. Thanks!


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43291: Well, we dont have to get the special ya know. They have a meatloaf plate thats pretty good. Maybe we can go watch them change the sign at the movies afterwards. I always enjoy watching that. Ya'll are more than welcome to join us. We just gotta make sure and not all leave a tip now.. quarter like that. Salty Dog

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43292: Me-They, I worked with a guy who's daughters name is Veda. She's about 10 by now I guess. She's the only real person I know with that name, other than that, My Girl is the only place I'd heard it. Yes I live in the South too.--Salty Dog.

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43293: Hey to M-T, Salty Dog, Romeena, and everyone else!!!


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43294: To Me-They Msg 43290, check out this and this to learn more about the name Veda.

from Poor Horatio

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43295: Hey to BWB. Thanks, SALTY DOG and HORATIO. HORATIO: I hadn't been to the ThinkBabyNames site before, but I knew most of the information it provided. As far as the Sanscrit origin, that's the one most sources provide, but I have to wonder if it doesn't have some other origin since it's highest popularity in the U.S. stems from about 1900. It doesn't seem to me that most folks then (especially in the South) would have been partial to naming kids a foreign-sounding Hindu-inspired name. I wonder if it came about some other way. Oh, and HORATIO, both your links above are to the same site. Was that intentional? Anyway, thanks!


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43296: SALTY DOG: But Olive's a widow with children!


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43297: Mav and Boo myh pop-up is top of the line , I have had several large pull behinds but this one I have now is so compact and will sleep 4 adults and 2 kids or a mix of such..has air, furnace,sink,stove that will hang outside if ya want,holding tank for water if ya have none,fridge,all will run on gas or elect...its a new one and they are a little high...6700.00 but its 19 ft long when set up and had a table for eating or playing cards,radon dect and smoke dect..its easy to pull and while its down you can just puch it around...ok enough...hey M-T.....gona go ahead and give the supper menu I got to run to Home Depot...Menu:pot roast,little red taters and carrots and onions,fried green tomatoes,green beans,corn on the cobb,cornbread,tea and some of Big Maudes slaw,apple pie a-la mode...ready at 6:30...prayers to all...SPOT

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43298: Afternoon all, been busy yesterday and today,not much time to sit on the porch during the day and pretty busy at home as well. I have a prayer request please, my neighbors 16 year old nephew was tragically killed in a car accident Monday morning (speed or alcohol or drugs were not involved,just a freak accident where he ran off the road at about 6:30 am on his way to his job as a jr. fire fighter in his community and hit a tree ran over an embankment and then into the river)They "suspect" that maybe a deer or some other animal may of ran out into the road and he dodged to miss it but that is only speculation.
Anyway, his grandfather who a volunteer fireman and rescue worker was one of the first on the scene and did not know it was his grandson until her arrived at the scene is having a very hard time as well as all of his family. Please pray for this family. They are requesting prayers from everyone they know and I knew you folks would be more than happy to as well. Thanks! SPOT, will be glad to being the slaw and the apple pie ala mode. Big Maude

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43299: Big Prayers Big Maude for sure....know they have a good support friend in you...and thanks for the ala mode and great slaw...see ya at supper....SPOT

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43300: i would like to know what to do here

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43301: i have never been on this web site befor.but i am a big fan

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43302: My goodness, Big Maude! What a tragedy. Certainly your neighbors will be in my prayers. That's just awful. That poor granddad!

Regarding the name "Veda", yes, I've heard it before. Not recently, but years ago, in San Antonio, I knew two people by that name. One pronounced it Vee-da, and one pronounced it Vay-da. I think it's a pretty name, either way.

Well, gotta run. Much to do, and have to work tonight, dadburn it. Everyone have a great Mayberry evening, and Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43303: Hey Msg 43300!! Just jump in where you can and hang on. --Floyd

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43304: Hey, visitor in 43300 and 43301. This is a board set up for folks who like the Andy Griffith Show, which you evidently already know. It's not instant chat, it's more like a message board. While we do try to stick to show-related topics, we often (very often) stray from that and you never know what's coming up. We share each other's joys and sorrows, and just generally try to be supportive of each other, as neighbors in Mayberry would do. My best suggestion to you is to "lurk" around the porch for a while, (watch out for spiders) and read the archives. You'll soon learn how things work. Oh, and choose a name for yourself. Most of us have TAGS related names, but not all. It's not a requirement. Once you see how things work, speak up, tell us your name, and you'll be very welcome. --Romeena

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43305: Oh, and Floyd up there runs our porch, and keeps things working properly for us. We couldn't do without him! --Romeena

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43306: Welcome unidentified poster #43300. Hey to FLOYD and SPOT. You got my prayers BIG MAUDE; a horrible situation. ROMEENA: Thanks, we pronounce it Vay-da.

Y'all have a great evening!


July 26, 2006 - Msg 43307:
Trivia time: (easy one) who worked as glue dipper?
TOM- Good to see you- How is GIZMO these days?
Ya goota get one of them I-talian suuits with the pockets on a slant! ha
RO- good to see you enjoy some of those "cute" moments of the job! ha
My mom's dehydation was obvious as she has a foley. Dark orange is not good! Went I inquired, she had a registry CNA who gave her no fluids!!
Thanks for the prayers.
Big Maude- will indeed keep them in my prayers, and tonite's too!
I just heard the verdict from TX! eerrrr!
We has a big rain storm last night! Sure was needed here.
Spot - add some fried cabbage and chic peas and I'm THERE!
M-T --I googled VEDA and got 19 million places!
Well, I better go work on my "pastoral" mosaic. ha

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43308: Howdy do to you and you,

I used to be a regular at Frank's old porch, didn't know about this one until today. Hope all are well. Johnny Paul, you around here?

Ernest T.

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43309: Will do MDC..hello Ernest!...new porchter just joun in the good clean talk!..Im SPOT the talking dog of the porch from Georgia...I run the chuck wagon around here!..glad yer along...see yall at supper..SPOT

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43310: Well, as I live and breathe! Ernest T, it's been a long time. You'll recognize some of the old-timers around here, I'm sure. It's good to see you, hope you'll stick around. --Romeena

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43311: Me They, I forgot about Olive being a widow with children, bless her heart. Lets just let her keep it.

Big Maude, such a sad story. Being a volunteer fire fighter myself hearing about that just tugged at my heart. It's always sad loosing a fellow brother regardless of the situation but especially one so young. And how sad for his grandfather being the first one to get to him. The family as well as the fire dept will be in my prayers. Cause I'm sure if it's like ours, the dept was like a family as well. --Salty Dog

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43312: "SOUPS ON!"..grab a chair and a plate...GOOD Pot Roast..and "TATERS"...Floyd will you be so kind as to say grace?...SPOT

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43313: Ernest T.!!! Welcome home friend. How in the world have you been? Busy here today, but finally home & resting. Big Maude I saw that on the news this morning & it is so sad. Prayers for the family. M-T I know a couple of Veda's here in my part of the porch, they are all older ladies, no young ones. Best get the dogs their dinner, they are fussing.

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43314: Good Evening Porch!

Spot, and other dinner people, something I've been wondering ever since I got here is, Do you guy's actually eat together? Im alway's reading MSG's like, "Big Muade" bring the Cole Slaw, or "Hot Dog's and Cool Aid Today"! So do you actually do that? Bring stuff over to each other, and eat together?

Ernest T, you won't know me, Im pretty new here. Been here since late May. Great see ya here though!

Hey to are new-comer. Hope you choose a name and grab a rocker!

Have a nice supper and evening!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43315: To Me-They Msg 43295, sorry about posting the same link twice in my Msg . The second link should have been VEDA.

To Big Maude Msg 43298, so sad to hear about your neighbors nephew being killed in a freak accident. I will offer a prayer for the entire family.

To Ernest T. Msg 43308, howdy and a welcome back. Remember me from Frank's Front Porch? I returned when Don Knotts passed away earlier this year. I think I was gone over 8 years.

To Deputy Warren Msg 43314, all of those postings referring to people bringing certain food items or preparing entire meals for everyone are all simulated. Since most of us are so far apart from each other, getting together for meals is impractical.

from Poor Horatio

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43316: I forgot to mention that yesterday evening, Boo and I had an interesting and revealing conversation over at Sarah's during the regularly scheduled chat session. Too bad more could did not make it.

from Poor Horatio

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43317: Hey to the porch....home early tonight. Anybody going to Sarah's tonite? Gotta take care of the dogs....be back in a few....

July 26, 2006 - Msg 43318: Thanks so much for the prayers. I knew I could count on my porchesters! Welcome Back to Earnest T Bass. Thanks for supper SPOT.. Warren, our meals together are "virtual" meals, and are all calorie free, good for our waistlines! :)
Have a good evening. Big Maude