September 26, 2007 - Msg 56313: Thanks for the address, AUH2O. Regarding your reclamation project, in that case, I'm gay! (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

ASA: They held it. According tv, people didn't go to teh bathroom in the 1960s, which may have led to all the bladder and intestinal problems of the 1970s.

AFD: My dad was a police officer in teh 60s and 70s and wore boots liek that as well. His pants legs did the same thing, too. Is it my imagination, but I had a deja vu we've had this very same conversation before...And thanks for your well wishes. I'm happy to hear your homecoming was special. Guess that you're not just Andy's Favorite Dish. How're the girls?

See ya'll later today.


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56314: Two sweeps in two weeks. Who says I'm lazy? Oh, right, that was me.


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56315: That's awesome about your wedding ring, AFD. I think your husband is telling you something important there.

That is something to wonder about...why WAS Big Maude wearing high heels in jail? Hmmmm

Asa, you are just too much with those hilarious remarks about the courthouse. Thanks for the laughs!

You too, Auh2o! So clever with the twist on "gay". heehee

Hey Merri Weather, are you girls going to have "mozzerella" on you pizzas tonight? Have fun...maybe you can look at some germs under the microscope....


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56316: Auh2o,those dear photos are from Ray.
How come in the Barney Buys a Car episode Andy and Barney are both sleeping in the back seat and why didn't the guy stealing the car look in it? Dr P

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56317: Seems like we did have a conversation about those boots before, M-T. Girls are doing great - I'll have to get some new pics for Ro to put in the album sometime soon. How're your young'uns? BTW - my SIL's brother and his wife just had a little girl born in August and named her Nora - and I thought of you. : )

Yes, Boo, I think he must be telling me something. He's also been spending a little more quality time with the girls as well. I think part of it is that he is working with a man who is just starting to go through a divorce and he sees what the effects are close up, especially since there are children involved. My hubby has been divorced once before, but did not have children at the time. Being at the women's conference over the weekend helped me as well, as one of the speakers spoke on "What are you focusing on?", and I know my focus has been more on the negative than the positive in recent months. Sounds like the Lord is speaking to each of us, but in totally different ways - and we definitely needed it.

Well, enough of the "Chatty Cathy" impersonation - I think I'll get lunch. How's about Italian Wedding soup, salad, french bread, with some angel food cake for dessert. Yum!

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56318: Also in the same show Barney offers Mrs Lush? a ride and she says her nephew is meeting her at the church,how did she know she was going to sell the car? Dr P

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56319:
Hello porch family....pray that all is well with you folks.

Merri Weather (M-W)....thanks for the pumpkin bars. Goooood!

M-T...auh2o posted my site but here it
Thanks for checking it out.

Ro...I will certainly be praying for your DIL. Please keep us posted. can check out a little bit of what I do at my

Well better get going for now. Prayers for all the porch family.

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56320:
Ya'll when I read my post I realized that it looks like I'm trying to "push" my site.....Please know that I'm not! Just putting it out there for general information.

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56321: Hey, y'all!
Sunny and 60 here a perfect fall day.

What does Thelma Lou do and how could she afford a house to herself when Barney lives in a rooming house??

Dr.P - I am looking to live within 20-30 min of IC and I need a place to rent. Any ideas?? I looked in North Liberty, but because I have been unemployed for four months (graduated from law school in May, took the bar exam in July and had to wait for the results to come out last week), no one will rent to me. It was embarrassing and I am not eager to repeat the experience. At this point I'll live anywhere I can get a rental.

Merri Weather - I love that your two year old had the mop! I cleaned out my son's room Monday and found under the bed one of my missing tupperware containers, a petrified pop tart and a few random potato chips. But cionsidering he's 18 it could have been much worse....

Opiemom - I found some camp stew recipes that look close to what I remember visiting the website you suggested. Now I really have a cravin' for some.

Prayers for all the porch folks. I am off to try and find a home...again. AFD save a piece of cake for me.

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56322: Rev - I checked out your website and am so glad I did! You are truly blessed to do what you do. Thanks for sharing.

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56323: It's lunch time friends and I would love to have a big steaming helping of AFD's Italian Wedding Soup--perfect for a rainy/foggy day! AFD--I think we just might be neighbors! I live in Southwest Missouri too...can you say the general area? I don't want to put you on the spot as I'm not yet hip to what all the protocols are here. But anyway, I live in a town about 15 miles outside of Springfield, MO. (I hope it's ok to say)

M-T, your comment about bladder and intestinal problems made me laugh out loud!

BOO, we are most definitely going to have mozzarella on our pizza pies! Probably more cheese than my girls say "plain cheese please." They don't go for all that veggie stuff that mommy does--I love mushrooms, green peppers, onion, tomatoes and spinach on my pizza.

Here's another how come Andy had a pick-up truck in the first episode but never had any other vehicle besides the squad car in the rest of the series? Hmmmm...

REV, I am heading over to check you site out.

Prayers and warm wishes to my new porch friends!

Merri W.

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56324: Belle, I'm sorry you're having a hard time getting into a new place. That must be frustrating. Someone will open up to you. You're a smart cookie (you took the bar exam for pete's sake) and someone will clue in! About your son's little smorgasboard under his bed, I guess he was saving a snack for later! I remember when I was a kid, my sister would eat a bite out of a banana and then put the rest of it in her drawer under some clothes. Eventually our mom found it and let me just say it was something out of a sci-fi movie in there! Ugh.

I'll try to check in tonight folks. Again, prayers and warm wishes. --Merri W.

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56325: Hey to all you ladies and germs (that's my Henny Youngman impression).

How come Andy had three distinct personalities: Hick Andy (season 1), Wise Andy (seasons 2-5), and Grumpy Andy (seasons 6-8)? Mental illness or pod people? You be the judge.


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56326:
Big Maude- here's my explanation: Emma brand married Mr Watson and they moved out to his place near the lake. Then dear old mr Watson passed and so she was "Emma Watson living out by the lake"! ha How does that sound?
"I like MOZ-a-rella, but tomorrow night let's have it with pepperoni."
ASA- If you go to the home page and go down the right side to "Mayberry Maps" (not "site map")
you will see neat drawings someone made up from just watching the show. True, Floyd's was next door, but there is a walkway that you can't see from the street front that leads to the cell window. It's a pretty good explanation for all the little bloopers that happened.
BTW, newcomers, if you want to see us, Romeena has a Porchster album at
She uses only our "porch names."
Here's one: In the first few eps, Floyd is a different man! Amazing that both barbers happened to be named Floyd! Ha
Belle, my wife and I may retire in Sheffield, Iowa! It is about 30 miles south of Mason City.
It is a town of about 1000. A friend of mine moved there and lives in an old baptist church that he got for 65K ! He loves it. As he says,
"The town has two cops and one bullet."
AUh20- Apparently the Idaho senator is not into your reclamation project, for he has said, "I am NOT gay!" ha
Any one heard of Jamboree Mulligan stew? Mmmmgood!
Prayers continue for Millie's family and for all porchsters. God bless,
MDC (Mr Darlin's Cuz)

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56327: Hey,Belle you might try Kalona it's about 15 minutes southeast of IC,it has a large Amish population.Good food,pretty quiet,kinda touristy in the summer and fall,but not too bad. Theres Riverside,used to be a nice town,but they added a casino/golf resort,and the downtown is rundown. Hills is south of IC and there isn't much there. Are you looking for house or an apartment? Dr P

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56328: Sorry belle Kalona is southwest of IC. Dr P

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56329: I was going to post again but I couldn't since REV was being so pushy with his website ;). At least our REV isn't dry as dust.

Good luck with the house hunting, BELLE.


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56330: Prayers for your housing situation, Belle. Got a piece of cake for ya, too!

Howdy neighbor, Merri Weather - I live just east of Spfd. 'Tis a small world, aint it!

Too true about Andy's personalities, M-T. Kinda like the "hick Andy" myself. ; )

Well, baby just woke up, so away I go.
Talk to ya'll later!

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56331:
M-T For crying out load Me-They, would you expect a man out had just been arrested to be gay? I would think that being arrested would take the gay out of anybody.


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56332:
M-T That should have read, "for crying out loud."


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56333: Good Heavens, MT, you just swept yesterday, and now again today. I guess we're all very dirty. Maybe we should keep a bucket at the edge of the steps to the porch, so we can kindof rinse off a bit before we climb into our rockers. That might work.
I'm pleased to meet all of the newcomers. I'm from Idaho. (I whispered) Don't want anyone to think I tap my foot in restrooms or anything... Although once a quarter fell out of my pants pocket and I tried to put my foot on it as it rolled into the next stall. But, honestly, that meant nothing.
One "how come" I've always wondered about was in the pickle story. Now I'm not a canner (I'd be afraid I'd give my family botchilsm, or however you spell it); but I've always thought it odd when the boys break the seal on all the home-made pickles, and put them into the good 'ol store-bought pickle jars. Once they're opened, shouldn't they be kept refridgerated, or they'll spoil? Instead, Barney passed them out. Now they're anywhere from Oregon to Nova Scotia.
Im home this week, recovering from a little surgery. So if I seem a little more "out there" than usual, not to worry... it's just drugs.
- Hazel

Emma Brand: "And when Millie Parsons walked into church with that hair, I come near to droppin' my hymm book!"

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56334: Passin by to say 'hey'. Hope you get on the mend soon Hazel! ~ Mrs. Wiley

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56335: Oh, and Thelma Lou works in an office.

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56336: Hazel, you're a riot! Bet you don't put quarters in your pocket anymore. Prayers for a quick recovery. And I believe I'll let those pickles go on by...

Hey to you, Mrs. Wiley and auh2o!

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56337: HAZEL: Good! Glad to hear it's just drugs. I hope that they're stronger than those ten-cents pills of Emma's. By the way "little" and "surgery" seem kinda contradictory to me for some reason. Hope you're on the mend soon.

You just can't sweep too clean, y'know. Trust me, I've tried.

AUH2O: I'll tell you what, if I ever have to use a public restroom stall (and the thought of having to do so sends cold shivers down my spine, making it hard to type this, believe me), I will make sure I do so quite still. The quarters will have to fall as they may (sorry, HAZEL). By the way, I admit I'm not up-to-date on my public restroom secret signals etiquette, but reaching under one stall into another that's occupied isn't exactly a subtle no-no. But that's just me.

Anyway, today is a great day. I'm so gay! (Man, AUH2O, what I won't do for a friend with a project.)

Me-"Not that there's anything wrong with that"-They

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56338: For all you moms out there, I just came across this MSN headline: "Mom births her 12th baby 17-pound Nadia." I bet it kinda makes your teeth hurt, don't it?


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56339: Howdy, all. I just got back in the house, have been outdoors with my landscaper friend and his crew all day. We got a lot done. We did some weeding and pruning, and put rye grass seed on the lawn, corn gluten meal in the flowerbeds, and dry molasses on everything! There's still more to do, but we decided to leave it until mid-November. There are some rose bushes to move to another location and they'll do better if we wait until then, and all my other roses will need pruning way down by then. Anyway, I'm filthy, and anxious for a shower, but decided to wait until I quit sweating.

When my youngest son was about 18, I found several decomposing banana peels under his bed. When confronted, he said he had heard that they would repel fleas. I informed him that there were no fleas in the house, and he said, "Well, see there, it works!" Being a fast healer, he was as good as new in about a week.

Well, the shower calls. Sweat was literally dripping off my hair earlier, so I'm really anxious to get cleaned up. Have a great evening, everyone. --Romeena

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56340: Me-They, that headline makes something hurt, but it ain't my teeth. --Romeena

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56341: hello, all. i'm an old friend of millie's and i found your message board through her online guest book. i've been going back through your archived conversations and my heart is truly warmed by your obvious love for her. it is indeed a testament to her beautiful spirit, to have so many wonderful friends like y'all.

it looks like she always left you something to eat, so here's one of her recipes. enjoy it in good health!


1 chocolate graham cracker crust shell

1 package cream cheese-softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar (can adjust if it's too sweet)
1 tub cool whip (use enough to get the filling good and creamy)
1 tbs vanilla (optional)

combine filling ingredients well until completely smooth and pour into shell. can freeze to set faster. garnish with shaved chocolate or chocolate syrup-or both!

my best to all of you,

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56342: Awww, thanks Vickie! Can't tell you how much it means to have a recipe of Caroline's. That was very thoughtful. And let me say that I'm sorry for your loss. Please think of all of us Saturday knowing that we will be at Bogart's in spirit.

Merri Weather

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56343: Hey REV, we know you aren't the type to push your site, but you are the type to be concerned that you might have come across that way, bless your sweet heart.

Merri W, you know what they say about lots of cheese....."intestinal problems...."

M-T, I have wondered the same thing....especially when "Hick Andy" turned to "Wise Andy"...I think I figured out why he turned into "Grumpy Andy" and I think it had something to do with "Crabby-PMS Helen".

Auh2o, from "the cryin out load," to the rest of that sentence, I can't figure out what in the world you were trying to say btu it sounded funny! hehe

Hazel, you are "out there", but not "out" (considering your public restroom comments)...hilarious stuff! Keep taking those pain meds (especially before posting).

Me-They says, "You just can't sweep too clean, ya know. Trust me, I've tried"...and then the gay thing, bathroom etiquette and the 17-lb baby (and then Romeena's statement!). Are you sharing Hazel's drugs? You people are killing me today and I love it!

Thanks for dropping in and sharing Millie's recipe Vickie. So sweet of you. I hope you will come back.


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56344: I THINK ALL THE GAY ARE IN TEXAS.

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56345: Hey, all, I'm back. Considerably cleaner, and no longer smelling like a goat. There's just no feeling like being scrubbed clean, hair still wet, wearing a soft old favorite nightshirt, and nothing to do for the rest of the evening but rest my weary bones. So glad I don't have that 17-lb baby to take care of! Can you imagine the lung power in a newborn of that size?

I just touched base with the florist, everything is all set. The flowers will be delivered to Bogart's Friday afternoon, and they know it is to be pretty, cheerful and bright, nothing funeral-y. This florist is great to work with. Of course, someone in Richmond will actually make the delivery, but I trust my florist. I've dealt with them for many years, and have a house account with them. A little more money came in today, we have more than enough for the flowers, and a very respectable amount to send to the church. Anyone else who wishes to honor Millie in this way - just send it on. I won't send the money to the church until the end of next week, to give everyone time to respond.

Vickie, so nice of you to visit us, and share that recipe. I loved Millie's peanut butter pie, and now I can make some myself. Thanks! We hope you'll become a regular porchster, now that you've found us. We're a little scruffy at times, but we clean up pretty well. --Romeena

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56346: Nice to meet you, Vickie. I remember chatting with Millie about that peanut butter pie. And other pies as well. She sure loved to bake, and I always wanted to try a slice of her pie. If I make that receipe you shared, it would be just like trying one she made, so I thank you very much for posting it.
I have read the on-line comments that people have posted for Millie at her obituary site. It makes me so emotional to read them, but I plan on posting a message myself as soon as I'm up to it. I think it's so cool that we have met new friends thru Millie. God bless all her family and friends. She was so dear to all of us. Shoot, now I'm going to cry again.
About this TAGS marathon TV land has been showing. Why don't they just give us about 8 in a row, instead of 4 in a row and then starting over. I tell you, if I was in charge, things would be different!
- Hazel

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56347: hey you calling scruffy there.
I think that porch have good old class in the way we all act here at time


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56348: I agree Tim - we have a lot of class except for Asa - if Floyd could get those dad-burned sideburns trimmed on him! :)

Thank you so much for the recipe Vicki - it made tears come to my eyes. I was thinking of Millie today. . .


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56349: You're so right, Tom. Like I said, we clean up pretty nice! --Romeena

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56350:
APB for Poor Horatio. hope he is doing OK.
Prayers for everyone tonight.
May God bless,

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56351: Thanks so much, Ro - for your efforts to get this together in honor of Millie. I'm sending you an email in inquiry of your snail mail so I can contribute. Subject will be "AFD address inquiry".

Vickie - thanks so much for passing along the recipe. It's definitely provides each of us a tangible way to honor our fellow porchster Millie. And be sure and stick around here - no nicer folks you'll ever find.

Hazel - I vote to put you in charge of the TAGS marathon! : )


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56352: Evening folks, hope all is well this evening.
Just sitting a spell while watching more of the marathon. Welcome to all the new folks.. glad to have you. Tonights snack will be: popcorn, lemonade or soda. Big Maude

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56353: Evenin' Porchsters:
Do you know it took me nearly 1 hour to read all the postin's for one day alone! And Me-They keeps deciding to sweep and then I have to go to the archives to catch up on the ones I missed. Brother, I'm tired and haven't done a lick of work.
It was a busy day at the nursing center, and put a harvest FULL MOON on top of that, it's a recipe alright!!!- A recipe for disaster. Talk about nuts on top! Just glad to be home, take my shower and warm pajamas. Then Mayberry here I come. Sounds like a plan. Yep, that's the plan.
Anybody got any snacks? I got the munchies. That peanutbutter pie recipe of Millies sounds real good. Think tomorrow I'll whip one up and take into work. mmmm the girls will love it. Thanks Vicki.
Come back anytime, we like when folks pull up a chair and visit. (We like recipes too) As you can read we talk an awful lot about food here. Wonder what causes that?
Ro: could you email me your snail mail? Much appreciated. Have a good evening. ~New Neighbor

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56354: Hey, y'all:
You all make me wish I had known Millie. And thanks Vickie for the pie recipe - I LOVE peanut butter in any form. I plan to make it soon as I get settled for my first Sunday dinner in my new place, where ever that may be. I am sorry for your loss.

Looked at the porchster pictures and may I say what pretty people you all are and what pretty children and grand children you have.

Hey MDC, Sheffield is a nice town, you'll enjoy it. Especially fall, during harvest.

Dr. P. thank you for the rcommendations on towns around Iowa City. I ruled out Riverside and the little house I found for rent in Hills was leased out from under me - rental housing in IC seems to be quite cut throat. But I must admit, I have owned homes since 1989, so I have never had to rent a place before - it is a new experience.

Hazel wish I could see the TAGS marathon. I called my sister to get her to put it on dvd for me.

Romeena, I loved your photo albums! And Big Maude has a wonderful smile and Rev and his family are movie star attractive. Boo, your children are so sweet, especially Sean of whom I have been thinking. Hope all is well today.

And M-T, I could've gone all day without considering a 17-lb 12th baby, thanks a TON for passing on the headline...

AuH2O - as a chemist I adore your porch name! :) very clever!

I'm gonna grab a lemonade and relax.
Good night all!

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56355: Good evening everybody! Just sat down at the computer to see how you all are doing. It's been a tiring day but a good one. I must say, I nearly crawled out of my skin at the thought of a 17 lb. baby, especially for a gal that the epidural doesn't work for. OUCH! I'm with ROMEENA--it hurt me alright but a little south of my teeth! (tee hee!)

AFD, we ARE neighbors!!! I'm west of Springfield. Wouldn't it be funny if we crossed paths sometime and not even know it? Well, I am tickled pink that I have a fellow-Ozarkian to chat with!!

I don't have much to add tonight folks other than I think you're all the bees-knees! Thank you for letting me be a fellow-porcher. I do appreciate it!

BOO, I sure hope I don't have any, ahem, "intestinal" problems from my cheese pizza pie. That would make for a "hard" day tomorrow! ;-) I think I'll have some of BIG MAUDE'S popcorn for a bit of fiber!

Goodnight and GOD BLESS you all!

Warm wishes and clean dishes,

Merri Weather

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56356: Not going back to see who posted, but feeding deer here is a pleasure to know them. I consider them my pets now. Each has a different personality and you get to know them. It is now up to one 50 lb. sack of corn a day. Yep, every saturday get seven bags of corn and unload the 350 lbs myself. Keeps my 70 year old back working.

Romeena, the dried molasses will take care of the nutsedge in your lawn. It takes some time to work. It may just be that your lawn grass benefits and starves it out. I believe your in Dallas has something on this.

Prayers for all each evening from me.

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56357: PRECIOUS PEACE.

how beautiful the peaceful earth,
how grand the sinking sun,
how blest the rest at twilinght time,
when ork again is done.
forgotten are the many cares
that occupied my mind.
to sit alone at Jesu feet,
no greater joys I find.
te many voices of the night
fall softly on my ear.
it seems that all around me now
God's angels hover near,
to guard the earth, soon slumbering,
beneath the darkening sky,
to keep each weary wand'rer safe
while nightwinds sing and sigh.


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56358: I just gotta say I'm pretty sore with TV Land right about now.
I've been working... hard all day, with the thought that tonight I can come home, get a hot shower, turn on the tv and watch a 4 hour commercial marathon... uninterrupted. And what do they do? They keep showing a few seconds of Andy Griffith in on them and ruining the blamed commercials. And if that ain't bad enough, I'm pretty sure some of these commercials have been edited. I remember seeing some of these a while back and I'm pretty sure some parts have been cut out. Well I don't know about you but I'm amd as he*# and I ain't taking it no more. I pay good money for my Dish network and I think I should be able to watch commercials all day every day without being bombarded with sensless shows.
I'm writing my Congressman!

Asa (tounge firmly planted in cheek) Breeney

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56359: Busy Day, we attend a community Bible Study Wednesday mornings. We're studying Romans. Wow, how thankful I am for God's grace

Spaghetti and pasta for dinner (with plenty of oregano, ;-)

My little "opie" won his soccer game and almost scored a goal.

Ended the evening with Vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.

WOW! I can't imagine a 17pound baby. I did read that it was a c-section, but still I can't imagine a 17 pound infant!!

Belle- Glad you found some recipes. Try them and post the best one for us! :-) I love recipes that are easy and good

and to quote Maria from West Side Story, "I'm pretty and witty and gay!"

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56360: Ok, that was me opiemom Mst 56359

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56361: To deliver a 17 lb baby by C-section would require some whoppin' incision! I think either way, having a kid that big is gonna be no sweet picnic.

New Neighbor, I'll be happy to send my address, but if I have your email, I can't find it. If you post it here, spell everything out and put in the spaces, to have a good chance of avoiding the bots. I can put it all together.

Asa, I agree. Messing up all those entertaining commercials with those snippets of the show - disgraceful!

How come they never show the person playing the bass when Jim is getting electric steel music out of his acoustic guitar? I wonder if it's one of the Darling boys? I did notice in one scene in Andy's living room, that Jim's guitar actually was electric, with wires and all, he wasn't playing the acoustic one.

I know that Jack Prince never recorded anything, I think we established that some time ago. Now I have another question. Are we absolutely sure that he really was doing the singing himself? A few times, the sound didn't seem to be in very good sync with his mouth. Anybody know? PH?

Beautiful poem, Tom. We can always depend on you. Thanks, good friend.

Great day in the morning! Barney can hit the sourest notes I ever heard! How can one human be so off-key? It just makes your spine shiver.

Well, off I go. Get some good rest, everyone. --Romeena

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56362: I'd like to know how they got the entire town band, along with all their instuments on that little weenie bus. It musta been cramped.


September 26, 2007 - Msg 56363: I don't know, Asa. Did you see the back end of that bus as they were leaving? That thing was pretty broad in the beam. If they had storage in the thing's underbelly, they could have carried a grand piano in there. Or is it my widescreen TV that made it look that way? --Romeena

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56364: Does my TV make that bus look fat? (heehee) --Romeena

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56365: Haha! Good one, Ro! Also, according to (Internet Broadway Database), Jack Prince performed in Destry Rides Again - with Andy Griffith - (1959-1960)Guys and Dolls (1950-1953) and was an understudy in Li'l Abner (1956-1958). Maybe folks didn't lip sync as well back in those days?? There was also a mention of him vocalizing on Johnny Carson back in the mid-50's as well. (ps - thanks for your snail mail addy - I'll pop something in the mail tomorrow)

Merri - Kinda neat to have another rocker so close to mine.

Hey to ray, Tom (thanks for the poem), opiemom, Belle, and Asa.

Good night - a 17 pounder at birth! Reagan is only tipping the scales at 19.4 lbs now at 14 months.

Prayers for all!

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56366: Gosh DO I HAVE TO READ!...its SPOT yall!..hey Big J,TOM,Rev, Romeena,B oo,possum,miller,ray,my 2 buddys Asa and Mavis,goober,MDC,m-t,MD...shuck all...Miss Sherry and I rode 21+ miles today on bikes ...whew...Big Maude ya been feeding this bunch?....well let me get unloaded and get a bite of left starts tomorrow at 2!...prayers and God bless all....SPOT

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56367: Oh, by the way. For all you aspartame fans out there - here's something interesting. As mentioned before, I have long had a problem with those miserable little tiny honey-colored ants. Couldn't sit anything down on a kitchen counter, it would be attacked in seconds, and naturally nothing was safe in a cabinet. They were in my microwave! They were in the bathroom too - anywhere there's food or water. They would even get in the little boxes that my daily medications are in. They ate a hole in the end of a CoQ10 capsule and the liquid inside was oozing out. Well, based on something I heard, I sprinkled Equal on the lowest shelf in my bathroom cabinet. I sprinkled it along the top of the backsplash on the kitchen counters, on the bottom shelf of the pantry, and on the floor of the cabinet that houses my microwave. That was two days ago. No ants, except a few dead ones. Hmmm. Interesting. --Romeena

September 26, 2007 - Msg 56368: Equal kills ants or at least repels them -- That's very interesting RO. Think I'll lay off the Diet Coke

Night night to all


September 27, 2007 - Msg 56369: It should be noted here that there are conflicting reports on the dangers of aspartame to humans as well as the dangers to ants. Granted, ants are tiny and we are big, and presumably could withstand a great deal more of aspartame or any other substance than a tiny ant could. There is a convincing report on a study done in England, called to my attention by Poor Horatio, and it certainly sounds authoritative, which insists that there is no danger in aspartame consumed in normal amounts, or even in relatively abnormal amounts. This is probably quite true. However, the fact remains, I don't have ants in my kitchen tonight. Make of that whatever you wish. I have no need to convince myself of the safety of the substance, because I absolutely cannot stand the taste. When I tried to get accustomed to it (unsuccessfully) it gave me migraine headaches, so I just quit torturing my taste buds with it, and drink plain tea, or (rarely) a regular soda. So, draw your own conclusions, folks. Better yet, run an "ant test" yourself. Your results may be different from mine. --Romeena

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56370: P.S. I'm going to try it on a fire ant mound next time I find one. The dry molasses I put on my lawn about three times a year has pretty well driven them off. So, what does that tell us about molasses? Confusing, isn't it? --Romeena

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56371: Sounds like they don't like molasses, but the Equal actually killed them. There is a difference, right? I have read lots of report pro and con about equal but there is a nutritionist/author who I read and I think he is really bright. He says equal should be avoided by all and I have always agreed with him on things. I have a family member who used to work for a plant that produced Nutrasweet and he never touches the stuff. He said the way it's composed, chemically, makes it impossible for the body to break down and that's not healthy.

Natural is best, when possible. Artificial sweetners give me terrible headaches, anyway. I am trying to get used to the Stevia. I can drink it in tea and it doesn't bother me because I only need a little (only like my tea a little sweet).

Since we moved into this apartment, I have been seeing these little roaches so I put out some of those combat discs. Those things really work!...that's a commercial thrown in for you, Asa 'Ol Buddy.

Boy, it was so hot here yesterday. In the 90's with high humidity so it felt like 100. Supposed to be more of the same today and all weekend, ugh! I'm ready for fall. I am planning an old-fashioned Barn Raising sometime this fall when we put up our "barn" metal instead of wood, but we can pretend. Bruce is planning on gathering up some friends and family and I thought we could make it an event and bar-b-que, etc. Unfortuntely, none of us can dance like they did in "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers". Hopefully the weather will be cooler by then.

Talk to you all later.


September 27, 2007 - Msg 56372: By the way, Opiemom, I'm glad you are enjoying your study on Romans. We talk about God's grace here from time to time and how really amazing it IS. I have been a Christian since age 16, but I never really understood God's grace until about 4 years ago. It sure makes a difference! I'm trying to study Ephesians right now. I'm trying to sharpen-up my daily walk...very practical teaching in there about living a holy life.


September 27, 2007 - Msg 56373: Good Morning,Hope all is well.
Boo,if you want a natural roach repellant, get a container of bay leaves,spread them around ,put in cabinets and drawers[kitchen and bathroom].You can put some in a little bowls and sit on you counter or string them into a garland.
Vicki thanks for Millies pie recipe.
A 17 pound baby, OUCH. Thanks for that image Me-They.My Mom always says, that if men had babies,there wouldn't be a population problem. Face it, men have a lower pain tolerance.Will that start a moulage?
Take care Peace Dr P

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56374: Morning porch family, good to see everyone this morning. been busy as usual. thanks for the compliment Belle. I am trying not to complain so much, I know ya'll get tired of my whining. Breakfast will be: french toast, maple syrup, homemade jelly, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs. coffee, tea, hot chocolate. eat up. Prayers and blessings to all. Big Maude

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56375: Good morning all, thought I'd pop in to say hi and wish you all a blessed day! I actually got called into do some work for the next week so I'll make sure I pop in the evenings.

I'm with BOO, sure would like to see more Fall like weather but I won't complain since it's not as hot here as it is for her. Hope it cools down for ya!

Well, I'm going to grab me a glass of iced tea and be on my way. I hope my little gherkin #2 does well in pre-school today...

Have a great day everyone!

Merri W.

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56376: Good morning everyone.

Hey! Did someone start a moulage without me?!?

OPIEMOM: My wife does the Community Bible Study on Thursday mornings (though today she is on a field trip with my daughter). This is her second year with it. She has really enjoyed doing it.

ROMEENA: Can I have some of that aspartame to sprinkle around my office? I've got afew pests I'd like to get rid of :).

MERRI: Didn't Calvin Coolidge say that?

See y'all at lunch (of course). Olive Garden, my treat.


September 27, 2007 - Msg 56377: BOO: Roaches are on my list a few items above feet, by the way. have you tried napalm?

As far as Grumpy Andy goes, well, a man does have needs y'know ;).

And I forgot to thank VICKIE for providing MILLIE's recipe. That was very thoughtful. Since I don't usually make stuff like that, please let me know when one of you other porchsters does. You know us slender, high-spirited folks need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.


September 27, 2007 - Msg 56378: Good morning, everyone. "Gherkin #2", Merri W? Is your child portraying a small pickle at school today? Reminds me of one of my favorite little cartoons, years ago. I believe it was "The Family Circus", though it could have been any family-type cartoon. Parents are in bed, clock on the nightstand says 5 a.m. Father looks groggy, Mother's eyes are wide and shocked. Small, earnest-looking child is standing at the bedside saying, "Mommy, I forgot to tell you. I need an asparagus suit for our play this morning." That one just cracked me up. An "asparagus suit"?? Don't you just love it? Not a bunny suit, or a pirate suit or some such - but an asparagus suit. For this morning. Precious!

What are some of the more unusual costumes you've made for your kids, all you moms? I guess my most unusual one was a little porcupine suit I made for a grandchild. It was pretty cute if I do say so myself. Also, I crocheted a pumpkin suit, complete with a little flat orange hat with a green stem, for an infant grandson. Halloween fell on a Sunday that year, and his mother dressed him in it for Sunday School and church that morning. Everyone got such a laugh, somebody told a reporter friend, and next thing we knew, the local paper ran his picture and a short blurb about it. I still have that clipping. He looked so cute in that little suit. We kept it and his sister wore it two years later.

Well, I'd better get busy. Gotta do something about this office. My bedroom looks great, but all I did was shift the junk out into this room, so now it looks like a closet exploded. I hate this. I'm down to the nitty-gritty, all this stuff I don't need, don't want, and don't have a place to store, but don't dare throw away some of it, and can't make myself throw away the rest. Argh.

Have a blessed day, everyone. --Romeena

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56379: Oh, my. Me-They, you crack me up. You and your feet phobia. I walk around in my kitchen barefoot all the time. My feet are clean. I shower daily. I have old shoes that I wear when gardening, which are removed at the door, or if I do go out barefoot, I squirt them off with the garden hose before coming back inside. However, I DO NOT want roaches walking around in my kitchen, or anywhere else for that matter. Now THOSE are some disgusting feet! I do believe I'd use that napalm, if that was the only way. Fortunately, I've found that boric-acid based powder sprinkled in strategic places works very well.

On the subject of Grumpy Andy, may I remind you that during those years he was raising a young teenager? Case closed! --Romeena

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56380: And had needs ;).


September 27, 2007 - Msg 56381: Hey any of you cooks have a easy recipe for raspberry syrup? I have a surplus of berries and thought it would be good with waffles. Dr P



September 27, 2007 - Msg 56383: Speaking of roaches - did anyone see Kitchen Nightmares last nite on Fox? Yuck!


September 27, 2007 - Msg 56384: I always wondered why a lot of the times the people in Mayberry would get into their cars on the passenger side, and then slide over to the drivers side. How come?
I mean, I realize that back then they had bench seats in cars and they could do that, but it is not that much of a jaunt to walk around to the drivers side is it? Or are they just trying to rub our noses in the fact that most cars nowadays have bucket seats?! ;)

I am reminded of that curious little trait because my drivers side door won't open from the outside, so I have to go in through the passenger side and "slide" across, which is kind of difficult because they are bucket seats. But every time I do it it reminds me of TAGS.

Well, we are finally having Kai's birthday party this Sunday at the roller rink. We are kind of late due to the Vegas trip and everything, and we just didn't plan anything then or get the invitations out in time for anything sooner. And wouldn't you know it, I have to work that day. I asked to get out a couple hours early so I could help set up but my boss only gave me an hour, so I will be a little late as I will have to scrub off the layer of grease that accumulates on me throughout the day and then get out to the rink(in another town) all in a half hour before the party starts at 1:30.

You know, talking about this Adimajab thing; I heard alot from people from Columbia University saying they thought it was important that they allow him to speak and hear what he has to say. Well, what did they think he would say? Did they really think he would state anything that wasn't propaganda? I mean, the way they were talking about it before-hand, you would have thought Jesus himself was coming to speak.
...Oh wait, they wouldn't have allowed HIM to speak.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56385: Thanks for breakfast Maude!...well its back to work for me today...hey Rev,boo,TOM,hm,m-t,horatio,opiemom,mav,des,ro,merri,big j,asa,ray,miller and all...well let me hit the shower...supper will be grilled rib eye steaks,baked taters,salad with bacon bits,corn on the cob...tea....SPOT

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56386: Hey, y'all:
Rasberry syrup
4 cups raspberries, washed, picked
3 cups sugar
2 cups water

Boil all ingredients together for 10 minutes. Filter through a flannel bag and let it cool off. I use it on ice cream and in iced tea.

How come in the TAGS episode about the Carters and Wakefield feud there were ducks walking around the hen house and barn yard and not chikens? I've never known a farmer who had ducks instead of chickens!

Romeena, I made my boy a Tigger costume for his third Halloween and when he got it one, he leaned back and -smack- sat down hard on the ground. He did this four times and then started to cry, er, wail. Totally alarmed I picked him up, rocked him and asked him what was wrong. He told me his tail didn't work! If you remember, Tigger could spring around on his tail!! It was his first lesson in the difference between make-believe and reality. Wish I could have made him a spring-loaded tail.

Folks on this porch are the handiest people - using aspartame to keep away the crawling critters - what a GREAT idea.

See ya'll after supper tonight--

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56387:
Hello porch family

Well MDC....sounds like you have the Emma case solved. are too much.....never a dull moment when you're around. It keeps it lively!

Hazel....praying that you're on the mend.

Ro...I've wondered the same thing about the guitar thing. And the flea story is a hoot.

Vickie...thank you so much for stopping by and sharing with us. Millie was a special part of this porch family. We sure hope you come back and join us anytime you have a chance. brother....are you getting in shape for the Mayberry Bike Club?

Well better get going. You all have a blessed day and tell someone that Jesus loves them because remember, He loves you!

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56388: Note to self...under no circumstances watch "Kitchen Nightmares" on Fox...


September 27, 2007 - Msg 56389: Thanks for the recipe, Belle. How's the house hunting going? Dr P

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56390: Great point you made about Columbia U, Sterling. How sadly true. By the way, the driver's door on my suburban stopped working 2 weeks ago. I can open it from the outside, but not the inside. Before I can turn the car off, I have roll the window down, reach out and open the door using the outside handle, then roll the window back up. Pain in the neck! I need to put it in the shop but it's so hard to be without a car.

Thanks for the warning, Me-They (about kitchen nightmares)...and I will try the napalm! hehe Why are you harping on Andy's needs?...we all have needs of some kind and we aren't all grumpy (except for me, I'm grumpy...and Sleepy, and Dopey, you name it).

Thanks Dr P, I will try to remember to get some bay leaves when I go to the store.

Have to go pick up Erin soon from school. It is SO HOT outside. I hate to even go out there today. This is getting ridiculous.

Maude, you're not a whiner, I am.


Such a funny/sweet story about your little boy, Belle! Loved it. Do you have a picture of him in that suit? You could always send it to Romeena for her photo album and we could all see it.

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56391: Dadburn censor, it will let a bad word like "bookwork" through, but it won't let me post a web address cause it's too long, & now I lost my whole post! I hate when the censor is obtuse! Let me try again.

September 27, 2007 - Msg 56392: ok, trying again~ A Big southern welcome to all the new porchsters! Belle, Merri W, Opiemom & Vickie! It is so nice to see so many of Millie's friends coming to the porch, it's like she is still here! I am on the TN side of the porch, specifically Bristol. I have one son, Jacob, who is 19 & knows everything. ;) I also just married my awesome husband June 30 & I LOVE it! The pictures of the wedding are in Romeena's album or you can read about it here servlet/Satellite?
pagename=WSJ /MGArticle/ WSJ_BasicArticle &c=MGArtic le&cid=1173352135941 #pagetop

(be sure to take the spaces out of the address, the censor won't let that "long word" through when you run it all together)

Anyway, best get off here & get something done, it's finally raining here, we NEED it!