July 30, 2006 - Msg 43497: That chain is really something, TOM!

Ro, I bought some sweet corn from a little grocery store in New Mexico and we cooked it on the grill. Mmm! Boy, it was so good.

I wanted to share something with you guys. This morning Keith (whose wife Linda was so sick...the one with the lung transplant that you all prayed for) talked to the church in the service this morning and share the testimony of how the Lord has taken care of them during the trials with Linda's health (she has actually had 2 lung transplants within the last 6 years). It was so amazing. Her leaving that hospital was certainly a miracle and I know it after what I heard this morning. Keith talked about the morning that they felt sure would be Linda's last. He said he woke up and was at the end of his strength and ability to cope. He was asking God to take him. He said the phone rang and it was a friend he had not talked to in awhile and the friend said he called just to pray for Keith. It was very uplifting and 20 seconds after he hung up, another person called saying they called to pray for Keith. He said that just changed everything for him and later that morning, Linda came out of the coma and continued to get better very quickly. He told us this morning that before she got better, that she had expired and was put on a ventilator but her pupils were fixed and dilated. Keith knew that his wife didn't want to just exist on the ventilator so the decision was made to take her off. They removed all IV's (actually her arms swelled so badly from her kindey failure that they couldn't find veins), feeding tube, everything except an oxygen mask. After day 4 or 5, she was still hanging on and then she just woke up, started asking why she was at the hospital and just continued to improve. She has been home for awhile now. She just got to witness the birth of her second grandchild and saw her son graduate last May. They have been through so much but God has given them so many blessings through all this. Keith shared a verse from Isaiah 40 and spoke it through crying and tears. I wanted to share it with you:..."The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." Keith ended by saying that when hard times come, you can choose to be pitiful or powerful, and they have chosed to be powerful (through God). He also encouraged us to pray for the caregivers who are so dedicated in their service to others. Wanted to share that with my friends. Thanks again for your prayers on Keith and Linda's behalf.



July 30, 2006 - Msg 43498: Thank's Millie.

Sorry guy's, I haven't been able to post lately. Been kinda busy.

Try to stop by tonight.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43499: Hey, I sure thought I only posted my name once above....Count Istvan Teleky exists!


July 30, 2006 - Msg 43500:
Hi folks. My, Boo, that is a wonderful story of God's providence! Thanks for sharing!
Boo to you too, ha!
Here's a good trivia question for ya all. What was the name of Clara's son. She mentioned it twice in the eggman episode.
Hope you are all having a great sabbath afternoon!
Barn: He buttered her up, and she egged him on."
Andy: Hey, that was pretty good Barn.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43501: Afternoon Y'all! Had a very nice birthday-thanks for all the well wishes. And Boo even sang to me!
Y'all are the cats!
Love to all- possum under a rock

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43502: Evening Porch, been a long weekend for me, sorry I haven't been by. So glad to see you Asa I was starting to get worried, could you hear it in my writin? I'm glad yer safe, but sure wish you wasn't having them troubles with your back. Hey to the rest of you, got so much to do, if I try to mention names, I'll surely miss someone, so I'll cover you all by saying Hey to the porch! Happy Birthday possum & Boo! Back in a bit. Just a little depressed today & don't feel much like chattering.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43503: Hey Ro did you see where I posted that the folks that own the Taylor Home Inn is none other than Orville Monroe & Elinora Poultice from way back when?

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43504: Happy Birthday Possum! Thanks for that story, Boo. I love to hear about others getting miracles, like I have. Glory to God!
Mavis, I sent you an e-mail...
Gotta go wash dishes, back in a bit.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43505: Also, APB for Charlotte Tucker....been thinking about her. My kids used one of her books at Sunday school today. Charlotte, if you're out there, we miss you.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43506: Wow TOM that chain is SO neat..might be a worlds record and the pick of your family is fantastic!..hey Millie...yall the supper spread was good..thanks Maude..hey Mavis think a trip to the duck pond would cheer ya up?...Hey yall lets ALL get pics to Romeena..her porch page is looking good...I have to get her a pic of otis and opie..[dog and cat]...opie is progresing very well..just when I work nights and get home at 6:30 he wants to play and I want to sleep!..well let me get settled in at work now...off the next 3 days...yee-haw..gona get the old dog house in order inside and out..heat or no heat!....hey asa,possum,hm,ct,fg,CHUCK,m-t,mdc,goober,dwf,bwb,...back in a bit...SPOT

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43507: Hey Ro, I emailed you some pics of my kids.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43508: Evenin' Porch,
The kids and I are finally back from our two week vacations. I have to get everyone and unpacked with dinner to cook so I'll check back later! Missed y'all. Wonderful story Boo.
Blessings to you and yours,

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43509: So good to see you again, Lucy Mathews, hope you had a nice vacation.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43510: Thanks for posting the pics Romeena. You're the cat's.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43511: My pleasure! Actually, I came by the porch to tell you they're there, but you already knew it! I got your email addy transferred to my TAGS address book, too, so I don't miss you next time. Sorry about that. --Romeena

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43512: Thanks so much Ro, you're so sweet to do that for us porchsters.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43513: BTW, if you're out there, Barnwannabe, is that your picture over on frapper? I just saw it today, the one in the blue shirt?

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43514: hey everyone ,checking the archives from the last few days ,MDC..you probably know by now ,no cup or truck race this week ,Busch cars were at Gateway raceway ,Carl Edwards won
SPOT... this may interest you ,we have started selling a new kind of corn in the produce dept. it was developed and is only grown in a small area in Calf. ,its called scarlett red sweet corn ,it has 350 time the antioxidents of yellow ,white ,or bi-color corn ,when ripe the kernells turn a splotchy crimson red ,I dont thgink the flavor is any better than the yellow ,but the customers here seem to like it
everyone have a great evening and prayers for all who are in need of them

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43515: Millie what GREAT pics on the porch Miss Romeena sure the cats for doing what she does...Now Where is the pic of miss Millie?...I have a whole album to myself!..just click on the old dog....watching "The Rundown" with the Rock..my great Mom called me to stop by for a plate of veggies she had cooked to bring to work...whew FRESH peas,okra,squash,cream corn,and a slab of ham.....whew...gona warm it up in a bit....cold glass of milk....SPOT

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43516: Wow big words MD...just think I will stay with my Silver Queen corn...hee hee...being from the country I dont believe I know the make of {antioxidents] corn...is it kinda like the make of a car being "Maroon"?....SPOT

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43517: Hey Spot, I'm watchin' TAGS on tvland, "The Jinx", and thanks for the props on the pics...the fuzzy one is Sean, 16, with Rex, one of our labs. I wasn't gonna submit one of me, but I will if y'all want.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43518: Cute kids, Millie!

We had church tonight and Keith shared a poem he had written to his wife when they thought it was over and she would be leaving this world. He was sitting at her bedside looking out the window at people in a park across the street and thinking about how the world goes on even though he was losing the love of his life. They have been married for 35 years and were high school sweethearts. I thought you might find the poem touching, I know I did:

When Do You and I Get Fair Weather?

The waves don't stop rolling and the trees don't stop growing,
Just because one person no longer breathes.
The world doesn't notice when just a single life comes in, or leaves.

The children continue to play and the old folks will always pray.
The rest of the world says "it's just another day".

Just another day you can choose to throw away.
You are only given so much time and time is how we pay.

Tomorrow has no guarantee; the only thing for sure is it isn't free.

Where did you spend your time today?
Did you spend it wisely or did you throw it away?

Did you say "I love You" more than once, for no reason at all?
Did you say "you're beautiful just the way you are?", Did you make time for one phone call?

The things of love are not of this world, they just can't understand.
How does compassion, love and care make sense to any man?

It can't make sense without the love of Christ, He is the one that is the light.

Oh how I fail when I spend my time on things other than love,
Oh how I fail when I operate in this world instead of with guidance from above.

The waves don't stop rolling and the trees don't stop growing,
But the angels in heaven rejoice because another soul takes their leave.
They leave the pain and suffering of this old world and really start to breathe.

God notices when a single sparrow falls, so He waits for us as he gently calls.
Now we know our bank is full and we have unlimited time to spend together.
We are again as one and eternity is ours, with nothing but fair weather.

Linda, I can't wait to see you again.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43519: Boo

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43520: Boo, that was just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43521: Daggone you Boo, You got my hayfever all acting up with that one! :)


July 30, 2006 - Msg 43522: To TOM Msg 43487, I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "POOR HORATIO-THIS IS A NEW PROBLEM THAT HE FIND". Are you referring to the information that I found for Asa's rotated pelvis?
I saw your 500 foot long gum wrapper chain in the photo album. Is it hard to fold the wrappers so they stay connected?
TOM, since you like gum wrapper chains, click here.

To Barnwannabe Msg 43488, seems like you are getting busier than Millie. Don't over due it.

To Boo Msg 43497, that was a very moving posting of Keith's comments about his wife's miracle. To have her so close to death and then rebound back to normal is a miracle.

To Lucy Msg 43508, welcome back. Fill us in when you get the chance please.

I stopped in at Sarah's and Frappr this evening but I guess I missed the regularly scheduled chat session for tonight, huh? I did get to update my picture over at Frappr though.

from Poor Horatio

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43523: Oh, thanks for the info on my pelvis PH.


July 30, 2006 - Msg 43524: Good Sabbath evening everyone. Such a beautiful testimony and poem Boo, thanks for sharing it with us. Sadly, Ro, I've not had any corn yet this year. The best I've tried so far is called Serendipity. Sweetest corn you ever put in your mouth!!

I think Clara's sons name was Gale. I know it's a name that could be either for a man or a woman.

Hope ya'll have a good week!! Back to the grind tomorrow. Love and prayers--Salty Dog

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43525: Ro, can you email me the link to your pictures?? I cant seem to find it. Thanks--Salty Dog

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43526: Horatio I think Tom meant it was a new problem his doctor found, in answer to one of your posts. Spot be sure to hug your Mama, she might not be here tomorrow. Not sure if a trip to the duck pond will work on this depression, just getting through the next 9 days without crying alot is all that is going to work. July 29, 2 years ago, was the day my mother's brain aneurysm ruptured & I have a hard time with it. I still miss her so much & it is hard to believe it was 2 years ago when I last heard my dear Mother's voice. Gotta go, tears are starting, back in a bit, if I can get them stopped.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43527: http://romeena.myphotoalbum.com/albums.php

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43528: Thanks, #43527. PH, was that you? --Romeena

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43529: Mavis, hang in there, honey. I know it's so hard. July 29 is a hard day for me, too, as it was my husband's birthday. He would have been 69 yesterday. My mom passed three years after he did, and my dad four years after that. It's hard. --Romeena

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43530: To Mavis Msg 43526, thanks for the explanation about Tom's post.
And as far as mama's go, I also lost mine to a brain aneurysm. It was brought on as a side-effect to the Coumadin she was taking. It took me three years of counseling and near daily cemetery visits before I was able to return to a normal life. So I know what you are going through. Don't try to stop the tears. They will stop eventually. I will remember your momma and mine in prayer. ((((((( HUGS )))))))

To Romeena Msg 43528, no that was not me with Msg 43527. In fact, I was about to post a link but changed my mind after seeing that. Maybe it was Mavis?

from Poor Horatio

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43531: To Mavis Msg 43526, to help me deal with my mom's passing, I created a simple phrase that helps me deal with the grief. "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 had posted this once before here. It needed to be repeated for you.

from Poor Horatio

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43532: That is nice, PH, thanks for posting it. Mavis, I'll hug my mom extra tight tommorow.

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43533: Hey Mil...slow here at work...off at 6am till 12 pm thu!..Leave it to Beaver Marathon on TV land...Nice PH...Mavis hang in there..we all are here for you....SPOT

July 30, 2006 - Msg 43534: I'm so sorry you are feeling so sad, Mavis. I hope my earlier postings didn't make things harder for you. God understands your pain and is very close to you (remember, "He is near to the broken-hearted). Like you told me not long ago, don't ever be ashamed of your emotions...let yourself feel and cry it out. The only to get through grief is to go through it, no going around it, I'm afraid (you already know all this...this is just an encouragement). Prayers that tomorrow will be a better day and that your sister would realize what really matters in life (love) and come to her senses. Her sister needs her. Goodnight, Dear Ones.


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43535: Hey Spot....I think I'll be up all night tonight. I'm watching the Leave it to Beaver" marathon, too, and cleaning house. Hope you are well and all's good down in beautiful Gieorgia, USA....

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43536: Yea its off now Mil...threes company on now...not a bad show....Im ready to head home...set up here and wrote bill out....whew...where does the money go...well Breakfast will be as follows:egg your way, salt cured country ham,hashbrowns,bisquits and white gravy,bacon,grits,h20,milk,coffee and a tear from my roll of paper towels...ready at 7 sharp..all is well here Mil..just a long weekend here at work...but off till noon thu at noon in about 2 hrs!!...SPOT

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43537: well you know what I meant!

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43538: Spot!! Breakfast was wonderful. I'm not gonna be able to get any work done now. To whomever posted that link to Ro's place, thanks!! I've been surfing through there this morning. It's good to finally be putting some pictures with some of the names I've known for so long. There were a few I knew already. Hope everyone has a good Monday if there is such a thang.--Salty Dog

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43539: Morning Y'all! Great breakfast Spot-thanks!
Happy Birthday to my dear friend Boo!!
Love ya girl!
Hope everyone has a good day,despite it being a Monday!
possum under a rock

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43540: Good Monday Morning to you all. Thanks for breakfast SPOT, hope you enjoy your days off work. Happy Birthday Boo! Hello to everyone this morning and prayers to you all. Have a good day. Big Maude

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43541:
Morning Porch

Stopped by quick to say hey! Didn't Willie Mays say that? Oh well.

Boo-Great post at the top (it was the only one I've read so far). I really like that, "you can choose to be pitiful or powerful." I'm gonna try to live that.

I'll be back, Didn't the Terminator say that? Oh well.

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43542: good morning porch, i'll try and get a few words out before the ink melts cause of the heat, ha./ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BOO, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOO, ASA ARE YOU A SINGIN ALONG? possum, can you believe july is gone annd fall is a-coming? won't be long before you'll have to winterize the rock. boo- thanks for sharing keith and linda's story. we have a guy from chruch that the doctors swore that he'd not make it another week but we and god never gave up and now with a portable oxygen tank he attends twice a month. good morning big maude, your post appeared as i was pecking this out. i need a trained chicken to type for me and eat that special corn that mayberry deputy mentioned this way i can have meat with my antioxcents. spot- another great breakfast, thanks. salty dog- i agree, ro has done the porch a great service with the porch album. i hope that anyone who hasn't summited a pic does so. this only brings us closer as a family. millie- are you having problems with the heat at the restruarant? air temp here 102 air temp and 120 heat index. tom- prayers for your tests and thanks for the pics. stay cool to the rest of the porch,. colt

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43543: good morning auh20--- we posted at the same time and i was a bit slow on the draw. ha. mdc- mdc- ed kookie burns of 77 sunset strip turned 73 subday. i wonder if he still carries his comb? where have the years gone? colt

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43544: Good morning everyone! I'm praying for snow about now.

TOM: Cool chain. 500 feet! Just curious, how long have you been working on it?

MILLIE: Fine looking kids. And let me be another to say that it's great to hear more from you.

LUCY: Welcome back. I've missed your posts. Tell us what you've been up to.

MAVIS: I hope that today is beginning a better one for you.

AUH2O: Calvin Coolidge said that.

POSSUM: Happy belated birthday! I hope that you have the kind of week that you deserve (great!).

SPOT & BIG MAUDE: Great grub. Now, could y'all start fixing some low-calorie fare? I'm trying to drop ten.

HORATIO: Thanks for the link.

ASA: Regarding your short absence, I understand your frustration. And I'm glad you're back.

ROMEENA: You'll be receiving something soon.

BOO: Happy, happy birthday, friend. I hope that you have one filled with smiles and tears (the good kind). Thanks for sharing those inspiring stories.

Did anyone catch the "Hee Haw" marathon on CMT this weekend? I watched a little of it, mainly because it made me feel kind of nostalgic for my childhood. The musical numbers were good, but the comedy was definitely dated. I probably would have watched more, but my clicker-control privileges were taken away by the Mrs.

Hey to eveybody else. Remember to say a prayer for all those who must work out in or otherwise endure this heat with little or no relief. I'll check back in later.


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43545: Didn't mean to rock on your toes there, COLT!


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43546: Check in AFD and let us know how things are going.


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43547: Thanks guys! Ya'll are the first ones to tell me Happy Birthday so far today!

M-T, I have to side with the Mrs. on the Hee Haw thing, haha


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43548: BOO: You women stick together, don't you?

Hey, MILLIE, I see you started a moulage about the color episodes over at Miss Crump's. Glad I'm not the only one who starts them over there. Actually that "grumpy Andy" debate flares up every month or so over there. Don't sweat it.


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43549: POSSUM, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY... asa- can you round the fellas up and look for our rev? i think anyone that is unhappy about the direction the porch is heading should speak up remember there are probably others who feel the same. ime for my nap. colt

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43550: M-T..I saw some of the hee haw marathon ,loved seeing it again
MAVIS .. prayers for you
BOO.. wonderful story about your friends

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43551: COLT: After a rocky few weeks, I think that the porch is back on an even keel and has been for about the past week. Everyone has been acting like somebody and everything.

You can count me in on the posse.


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43552: Boo, Happy Birthday dear. Have a good one. I'll even dance in my toolbelt whilst Colt seranades you.:)

Prayers for you Mavis. I know how hard some anniverserey's can be. Peace be with you.

Possum, what did your birthday bring you? What do you get a possum who has everything? LOL

Mayberry Deputy, I would love to try some of that corn. I love to experiment with different varities in my garden. The sweetest I have tried yet is called bodacious. Very tatsy, but it has a short life. Meaning it has to be picked within a few days of ripening or it gets starchy pretty fast.. So I only plant a few rows of that to compliment the other stuff I grow. By staggering my plantings I'll have fresh corn from now till mid September.:):)

MT, How are the Mrs and baby MT doing?

And AFD, hope all is well with you and yours.

Salty, you doing any yacos this summer?:)


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43553: SPOT, can you tell me more about the Pigeon Forge gathering? It's pretty local for me. Would love to meet up with some TAGS fans.

BTW, I'm not a regular here. I thoroughly enjoy reading though. Such a family feeling; and with fellow TAGS lovers, what more could a person need? ('cept maybe a few of those wonderful homegrown veggies!) Posted once or twice a few years back. (Can't even remember what name I used. I wonder what causes that?!!!)

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43554: Pull Up a Rocker, and grab a name!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43555: M-T, maybe I shouldn't ask this question, but WHAT is the Grumpy Andy debate....ouch, I feel a moulage starting.

ASA, you would do a toolbelt dance for my birthday?! My birthday wish has been granted!...Pass the bodacious corn. "CORN!"...

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43556: Oh, that was me, Boo..

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43557: HI ALL



July 31, 2006 - Msg 43558: Having grown up in Surry County and lived just a stone-throw from Mt. Airy, I had always been a huge skeptic of the show, in terms of how I THOUGHT it portrayed "us locals". In a word: dumb. I came to work in Mt. Airy 11 years ago, and gradually the ice of my opinion has melted. It finally was fully liquidated a few weeks ago when I had the wonderful opportunity to play a show with Rodney Dillard and his wife Beverly. You may remember Rodney as the guitar playing Darling of the Darlings on the show. Through getting to know the town, the people, and then hearing what Rodney had to say about the experience really made me realize that Andy and the show really were, and are, onto something special around these parts. I'm proud to be from Surry County, and feel blessed when folks jokingly ask if I am related to Andy from the show.

Jim Taylor
Surry County, NC

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43559: Jim Taylor, thanks for sharing that with us! I hope you will visit here on the porch more often!

Romeena, I saw the picture of you on your wedding day in your picture album. You are one beautiful lady!

For those that are interested, my son is still in a local jail. We are looking forward to him getting out in about one month. The end of August to be exact! I think we will throw him a little, "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" party and try to cheer him up a bit. It has been amazing when I talk to him, or read his letters, and see how much closer he has drawn to God through this time. I pray that once he is a free man he won't let old friends and old ways pull him in the wrong direction again.

Wanted to make sure you noticed your birthday greeting there!

Here's wishing one and all a wonderful Mayberry afternoon!~ (It's a VERY hot one on this end of the porch!)

Mary Wiggins

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43560: Hey Mary Wiggins, how nice to hear from you. Glad to hear your son is making some good out of his mistakes. That's what life is all about. Prayers for his continued leanings on God.
How are the Lions looking for the coming season? I just love the start of a new football season.

Good to meet you Jim Taylor and welcome to the porch. Hope you feel comfortable joining us.

Trivia time. What Mayberry character later went to work for NASA?


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43561: To TOM Msg 43557, thanks for that information about the gum wrapper chain. Gary is in the record book because he started his chain in 1965 which is 25 years before you started.
Finally, if the new blood tests confirm there is something wrong, I hope it's something that medicines can fix.

To Jim Taylor Msg 43558, you have nothing to be ashamed of. Many of us folks here at The Front Porch envy people like you. We only can watch the show and dream. You were blessed to have experienced that lifestyle first hand. By the way, are you kin to Andy? I see you share the same last name.

To Mary Wiggins Msg 43559, I'm curious about your son. Is he in a private cell or does he share it? Has he had, or will there be, a trial?

To Asa Msg 43560, regarding your trivia question, could you be asking about Don Knotts who later became The Reluctant Astronaut?

from Poor Horatio

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43562: Hey to the PORCH!! Hope ya'll are doing well...we're just trying to stay somewhat cool here in Chicager...but it's a might warm!

Good to see a lot of folks around...old and new. Mavis...I know that loss is hard...coming up on a year since I lost my dad...actaully had the first normal dream about him last week...just hanging out and having fun. One of the best songs that describes how I feel sometimes is by the Isaacs. It's call "He Understands My Tears", and the line is "When the words, get in the way...I know He still hears". Sometimes...that's all we can do...and thankfully, He still understands what we can get out verbally.

M-T, watched plenty of Hee Haw...didn't remember just how funny that show was. Not much like that on TV anymore...

Hey to colt, PH, Asa, MD, Tom, DWF, SPOT amd all the great folks here...ya'll stay cool now, you hear!


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43563: Hey to JIM and all you other porchesters rocking this afternoon.

MARY WIGGINS: Is there a cool spot anywhere today?!? Too bad Gomer couldn't fix that freezer--we could take turns climbing in. Glad to hear that your son is coming home. I remember you discussing his transformation a while back. Maybe this whole experience was a blessing in disguise.

BOO: Every once in awhile someone over at Miss Crump's will comment about the color episodes, and the fact that Andy seems grumpier in them. That will quickly bring out the "we hate the color episode" faction, which, in turn, causes a stir with many of the long-timers who are sick of hearing people complain about the color episodes. Usually, when the debate flares up it subsides cordially, but every once in awhile passions are inflamed. Typically it is a discussion of grumpy Andy or an "I hate Warren" comment that lights the match.

For the record, yes, I believe that Andy seemed to have a shorter fuse in the color episodes, but, I enjoy the color episodes very much. Even the Warren episodes. He was funny.

ASA: Mother and baby are doing fine. The Mrs. is lacking for sleep, which is to be expected, but we are pleased as punch that everything seems to be going well.

On another kid note, praise the Lord that Chad's blood work came back that his immune-deficiency problem seems to have cleared up and, though he's still technically anemic, he's just on the outside of good 'ole "normal."


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43564: NEWS FLASH--- TODAY ON CNN.COM THERE ARE MORE PICTURES OF THE MAYBERRY BREAD AND BREAKFAST IN WISCONSIN. welcome to jim taylor, some people scoff at us but once introduced get hooked. our chruch is doing a mayberry bible study on sunday nights, first week we had 7 and i'm sure some came to support a chruch program. now into our 6th week folks are coming out in 100 degree temps to be a part, i think the reason is mayberry is a state of mind that we long for more than a paticular place. pull up a rocker and let the world go by for awhile. mary wiggins your a sight for sore eyes. sure have missed you. prayers for you, the family and your son. me-they, i figured from asa post that during my 5 week absence that a big moulouge occured but was acknowledging asa's post. thanks for clearing it up for me. as mayor i declare a state of emergency on this heat. now maybe calvin cooledge will send us a small disaster package. poor horatio, you cooking supper tonight? colt

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43565: Hey guys, back home from work. It's a hot one today, still hanging in there at 90. But I love it. Happy Birthday Boo!! Hope you have a great day!! We need to have one of our parties again. I miss the old times. Between Asa riding goats, and us throwing meatballs in the bushes plus our softball team we had going. Seems like ages ago.

I watched Hee Haw as well, although it didn't seem as funny now as what it was back then. I did enjoy seeing Jerry Clower on there I always did like him.

No Asa, I've not fixed any yacos in awhile now. They lay on my chest. Ya'll have good un--Salty Dog

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43566: Thanks to all you well-wishers! Great to have found the front porch. Wish you all could experience what I've experienced living here. Sure, there are problems here, like everywhere else, but for some reason, around here they seem to really be obscured by the pleasantness of the area and the people. Ya'll are invited to give me a shout anytime your near "Mayberry". I can show you where all the sights are in town. I'll take ya to the Snappy Lunch and get Charles to whip up a Pork Chop Sandwich!

No, unfortunatly no relation to Andy LOL!

Jim Taylor

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43567: Thanks to colt Msg 43564, here is the CNN link for that Mayberry Bed & Breakfast in Wisconsin.

I love this talk about Hee Haw. I watched it primarily because I liked country songs. But I also enjoyed their corny sense of humor.
Remember this ole Hee Haw song?

Where oh where, are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over and I though I found true love?
You met another and PFFFFFT you were gone.

And here's a Hee Haw song that would even make Briscoe Darling cry:

Gloom, despair, and agony on me. aaaaaaah
Deep dark depression, excessive misery. aaaaaah
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. aaaaaah
Gloom, despaire, and agony on me.

Gosh they don't write songs like that anymore. I wonder why?

from Poor Horatio

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43568: That'n makes me cry, HORATIO.

See y'all tomorrow. Saaa-lute!


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43569: Hey, PH, I figured I was probably the only porchster who would know the words to those two songs. Seems I was wrong! I knew I liked you!

May I whine a bit about something that is trivial, actually, but is making me sad? I have a lovely little mountain laurel tree in my front yard. I brought it with me from San Antonio in a one-gallon can, thirty three years ago. It survived one killing freeze about twenty years ago, and still grew to be about twelve feet tall, and just shaped beautifully. Actually, the freeze took its crown out, and froze it off to within about two feet of the ground. It put out new shoots from there, and ended up with five distinct trunks. Blooms in the spring, big clusters of purple flowers that smell like grape candy. Just beautiful. Well, for some totally unexplained reason, it's dying. Four trunks have died, and the remaining one isn't looking good. All in less than two weeks. I just don't know what to make of it, but I sure do hate to lose that little tree. It was a tie to home. Oh, well. It could be worse, it's just a tree.

Now, I have to go take a nap. Got to work tonight, and have been up since a little after seven. It's a long time until tomorrow morning.

Welcome, Jim Taylor, we're glad to have you. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43570: Hey to the porch! I've only got a minute, but wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Boo,and many happy returns of the day. Also, a big welcome to Jim Taylor....more later,gotta work.

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43571: Hey Porch!!!

On my way to a meeting with a vendor. I stayed til close last night, that's why I didn't post.

Hope all is well!!!


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43572: Clara's son was named "Gayle"..

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43573: hey grangpa!!! whats for supper and granpa jones would tell you and everyone said YUM-YUM. colt

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43574: junior samples, call br-549. archies barber shop antics. the hee- haw gospel quartet, pass the kleabex. the living room scenes. above should have been grandpa, in case charlotte tucker is watching. ha. colt

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43575: I'm a'pickin'.....and I'm a'grinnin'.....

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43576:
Well, I did my hour's worth of readin' again! ha
I heard that Opie is publishing a newspaper about all these porch doings! haha
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOO! And on the day you were saved we'll say "happy NEW-Birth day! ha
That was a beautiful poem! There i go agasin peeling onions!
Prayers for Possum, Mavis, Tom etc. God bless you!
Colt- Does Kookie STILL have hair! haha
YES, to all who said Gale for Clara's son! I think I really HEARD that as I watched my dvd the other night. Of course, I have been watching much more closely these days!
Where's warren these days?
Have a wonderful evening!

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43577: Hey ya'll!! Wasn't it Grandpa Jones who did that Cinderella story but it was all backwards?? I just remember the part when she slopped her dripper or something like that. Gotta love Hee Haw. Hope ya'll are doing good tonyte!--Salty Dog

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43578: Hey guys! I know you have been thinking that I just fell off the face of the earth but the truth is that I've been wrapped up in finals and school begining. Sheesh... running an elementary classroom sure is a lot harder and definitely more detailed than high school ;) We get kids next monday. Pray hard!

Oh and here's some fun. Lightening got our computer and I had to buy a new one. Just got everythin g up andf running again tonight. It takes me a while to get things done but hey... I do my best.

I've got to work on a take home final now. Later!


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43579: Ha! That sounds funny Dixie.."We get kids next Monday. Pray hard!"...Don't panic, Girl. Prayers for you.

WOW, thanks for the MANY birthday wishes. Ya'll make me feel so good! I had a pretty good day today and this evening my sister kept the kids and Bruce took me to do whatever I wanted...beleive it or not, I chose to put on a pair of shorts, go eat burgers at the local Hot Rod Cafe (the best burgers ever!) and then we went out to the land and pretended to sit on our imaginary front porch for 2 hours. In all this time I have never had the luxury of just enjoying being out there. I always have whining kids with me or have to get home to take care of kids. Tonight was the first time I could just sit and enjoy the outdoors. It was so quiet except for an occasional bird overhead, a car driving by or the wind blowing through the trees. I couldn't believe the cool breeze. Bruce and I had one of those rare times that we could just talk about things and then before we left, as the sun was just about gone and the moon was shining above, we said a prayer together. It was a good birthday!

Welcome to Jim Taylor..hope you will come back often.

Goober, as I live and breathe! Where have you been and how is Mrs. Goober and Little Gooberette?

Ro, I am really sorry about the Mountain Laurel. I am a real tree-hugger so I can sympathize. It's a sad thing for a tree to die.

M-T, I think the reason Andy seemed grumpier in the color eps is because of Helen! She had such an attitude. She was always ragging on Andy about something.

Salty, I sometimes thinks about those times when Asa was riding goats and throwing meatballs. Now he just wears a toolbelt and does his act at the Gigolo Club in Yancey. We should plan some activities like we used to. Wanna go over to the movie in Mount Pilot this weekend. I'll drive and pick ya'll up. I promise to stay off the squeezins. I think there is a Glenn Ford picture playing.

Hey Mary Wiggins, good to hear from you. Prayers for your son. May he continue in the Lord and be strong.

Better go, my kids want to spend some time with me.

Later, Friends..


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43580: Hey, I just thought of something....since its my birthday I can use this as an excuse to have a TAGS marathon tonight...I still haven't seen all of season 4. Great idea, huh?


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43581: Hey Porch!!!

I had to meet with a vendor today, and he wasn't very nice!!!

I know that I'm not the only one with problems, or a busy schedule, but please pray for me, and espically for our buisness.

Hope that ya'll are all doing good.

Well, I better go, back later!!!


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43582: Hey to Boo, and HA, HAP, Happy B-day!

Mrs Goober is all good, and little gooberette (aka Mindy Rose) is growing like a weed! :-)

Hope ya'll have a good evening...heading for bed now!


July 31, 2006 - Msg 43583: Boo, while Im here, I wish you a happy birthday! Make a wish!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43584: salty dog- that was archie campbell in the barber shop skits. goober- glad you checked in, we wondered about the baby. mindy rose is a pretty name. is she watching andy yet? dixie, you'll make teacher of the year before you know it, remember we're a pulling for you. mdc- kookie don't need the comb much these days but some things are hard to give up like a comb. i wonder if he still talks with the hip talk? spot- whose keeping the power on at the remshaw place tonight? bwb- prayers for you and the company. it's a ben weavver market these days. boo- since it's your birthday, i see no reason why you can't stay up all night and watch andy. go for it and enjoy. i declare as mayor this day in mayberry will be boo day and asa no halloween stuff. ha. hey millie do we have time for a couple more songs before you have to open up? deputy warren ferguson- can you help dixie by teaching mosaics class? well goodnight porchsters, i hate to go, thought i'd end with a take off on goodnight sweetheart, goodnight. colt

July 31, 2006 - Msg 43585: Thanks Warren and Colt!

Prayers for you BWB, don't even hesitate to ask.

Goober, can you sew up your fingers for me?? Glad Mindy Rose is doing well (sweet name).


August 01, 2006 - Msg 43586: Thanks Colt, I couldn't remember which one one the cast did RinderCella.

Boo, glad you had a good birthday that sounds very relaxing. Sure I'll go to the movies with ya. We just gotta watch Asa though, last time he was Glen Fordin it all over town.

Hope you all have a good Tuesday--Salty Dog

August 01, 2006 - Msg 43587:
Morning Porch

colt-You didn't have to pass that heat wave over to us, 81 degrees at 5:30 am, that's nuts.

Me-They, I'm sorry I missed the Hee Haw chat. When I think back on my childhood that show is always in the mix somewhere. I'm not even sure if I liked the show at the time but I know I like the memories of it now. Hee Haw salutes my Hometown Delevan New York population 614, saalllute!

M-T, I agree with you about the color episodes. I know Don Knotts is irreplaceable but I really thought Jack Burns was a funny man, Burns & Schreiber were hilarious. I don't know if anyone ever heard their "Watergate Comedy Hour" album but that was FUNNY!

Asa-Boy, I'm I glad you showed back up. I said I was gonna go out looking for you and well, it's kinda hot out there. I would have gone but like I said it's kinda hot out there. Anyone answer you trivia question? Does it have anything to do with a "Reluctant Astronaut?"

Dixie-Lighting and a computer, I've played that game. I lost.

Boo-A belated Happy birthday!

Jim Taylor-Howdy, Oh my goodness "dumb?" no no no. I've said it before but I grew in New York I thought our town was Mayberry. I'd say the word for "you locals" is fortunate.

God Bless,

August 01, 2006 - Msg 43588: Morning Porch! Gonna be another HOT day here on my end of the porch, but supposed to cool off some by the weekend. Let's hope so. Thank you all for the kind words, I knew I could count on you guys. Can I bother you for prayers on one more thing? Don't want to go into it on the porch just yet, but the Good Lord will know what it is for. I am so ready to finish with this estate & get my life back. Seems that light at the end of the tunnel just stays the same size, no matter how long I keep walking towards it. Prayers for those that need them. And Asa thank you for answering my call of front & center, I was starting to worry about you. Dixie glad to see you! You sure have been missed. Wish I had your energy! Ro have you had your tree checked for bugs or disease? Lots of little critters out there that can kill trees while they are gorging themselves.
Best get to work. Dad Burn it! Now THAT is a 4-letter word if I ever did hear one.

August 01, 2006 - Msg 43589: How rude was I? Welcome to you Jim Taylor forgive me for forgetting my "ammeninnies".

August 01, 2006 - Msg 43590: Morning darlings, no, not starlings.
Mavis, we saw yer ammeninnies but couldn't hear em. Prayers for you dear that all will work out. You know it will. Be patient hon.

Auh2o, thanks for considering going looking for me. Just thinking about it was kind of ya.

And Auh2o and Poor Horatio, I'm not thinking of the Reluctant Astronaut. Good guess though. Try again. A Mayberry character who went on to work for NASA. He wasn't really a huge character, but was on more than one episode.

Glad you day was joyful Boo. Sounds like you had a good time.

Good to see you Goober. How's Chicargo?

Bwb, Them vendors are supposed to be answering to you, not the other way around.

Salty, no yacos? I'm torn. :)

Ro, I have something coming in the mail for you later in the week. Tried to e-mail you a response but it kept coming back to me as an invalid e-mail. What gives?

Where's breakfast Spot? Maude? Anyone?