October 23, 2008 - Msg 67252: By the way, thanks for the pics, Mavis. You have such a neat little cabin in the woods! It reminds me very much of the rustic cabins in Cloudcroft, New Mexico...lots of character.


October 23, 2008 - Msg 67253:
Good clean sweep Boo, as if you didnt have enough work to do! ha

October 23, 2008 - Msg 67254:
Ant D-- Yes, Aunt Bee was in TAGS all 8 seasons. In fact, in the last season, she flew solo a plane!! As far as i know, she did not marry during the entire run. MDC

October 23, 2008 - Msg 67255: BOO: Maybe I'll get a tatoo of an eagle with "Mother" written underneath. Or maybe I should get it written on top.

Boy, it has been a day! Now I'm off to class. That three hours goes s-s-s-l-l-l-o-o-o-w-w-w.

Have a great evening, and I'll "see" you tomorrow.


October 23, 2008 - Msg 67256: See ya, Me-They.

Bruce just came home from work in misery. His back is killing him again. He has an appointment with the back doctor on Tuesday and said he can't go back to work until he sees the doctor. I don't know what I am going to do with him.

Got a meatloaf in the oven and it sure smells good. Ya'll come and get it.


October 23, 2008 - Msg 67257: I'm glad some of you are listening to Two Chairs. It's fun to do but I wasn't sure if folks would want to hear me talking. I'd love to hear thoughts on how the podcast is done....should I change things up? Talk less, etc. I have two more "Goober" interviews and then I'm thinking about doing a Q&A episode or something before I start on a new interview. I only have so many interviews so I need to figure out what you folks might enjoy hearing.

--Floyd (http://mayberry.com/podcasts/)

October 23, 2008 - Msg 67258:
"Gomer, ANYTIME I see a guy sitting down with a bucket on his head, I gotta ask 'What happened'?"

October 23, 2008 - Msg 67259:
"Opie, you need to rest yer ears and work yer jaw"

Signed, the phantom quoter

October 23, 2008 - Msg 67260: Good afternoon, porch. Just on my way to work, but wanted to stop and set a spell. Floyd, I think Two Chairs is great! I visited, dumb ol' me didn't realize there were two sessions, so I heard the second one, ran out of time and had to leave before hearing the first part. I'll remedy that this weekend when I have time to enjoy it. As for suggestions, would a phone-in Q&A be feasible? Technically, it would probably be quite a challenge.

Thanks for the thoughts on my grandson's knee injury. I'm sure he'll bounce back, I just hate it that he'll be sidelined for this whole season, when he was doing so well.

Boo, Bruce is really in a bad place, isn't he? I'm guessing it's going to take surgery to get him past this. Will he accept it? I guess he will if he's hurting bad enough. I remember when my dad was just in misery with his back and the docs wanted to operate. He flatly refused, and my mom got very upset with him. The doctor told her to just leave him alone, because "when the pain gets bad enough, surgery will become HIS idea, not mine." Sure enough, in a couple of weeks, he was asking my mother for the phone number. He had the surgery (a microdiskectomy) and was up and walking without pain that evening. Marvelous! Of course, it depends on what's wrong, but that's my dad's story.

Well, gotta get my monkey suit on and get to work. I'm dreading Starr's reaction when she realizes I'm leaving again. Poor little thing, she just shakes like a leaf, swallows and yawns, all signs of high anxiety. She forgives me quickly, though, as soon as I get back home. I'm not sure how she's going to handle the six days I'll be gone while I'm on the Mayberry cruise. A friend is coming to stay with her, but she's not me, and that is one bonded-to-mom puppy.

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

October 23, 2008 - Msg 67261:
"I just came in to have some of your sundae, pa."

"sure would be neat to have a mom who owns a drugstore with a soda fountain in it."

October 23, 2008 - Msg 67262: Well, Romeena, Bruce doesn't have a disc problem. His is a chronic muscle injury. You can actually see it. It looks like a softball size area of swelling at about the level of the kidneys and on the right side near the spine. When I say softball, I don't mean that it sticks out that big. The area is circular and about as big around as a softball. The swelling in the area is actually pushing his spine to the left and you can see that, too. The swelling causes pressure on the nerves and he is just miserable at times. I hate for him to keep having to take the steroids and I guess I secretly fear he might get addicted to the narcotics for pain..he is only taking that once a day, though. The neurologist said surgery wasn't really an option and that he just has to rest it and it will take months to heal to the point that he is comfortable. He will never be able to do the kind of work he is used to doing without the risk of re-injuring it again. I feel for him because he is a strong man and has always been capable of doing alot of hard work. He also has a birthday on Tuesday and will be turning 51, which only reminds him that he is "NO SPRING CHICKEN". Poor thing.

Well, it is much cooler outside but the air conditioner is on the blink and it is 80 degrees inside the house right now...yuck. I can't get a break when it comes to the heat. The windows are open but it just doesn't seem to be cooling off.

HM, this apartment we are in right now is a 3 bedroom, 1100 sq ft apartment and we are in pretty close quarters (all 5 of us and Gizzy)! Getting those extra sq feet you will be getting will feel great, I am sure.

Better go relax a bit before bed. Have a terrific evening.


Hope poor little Starr manages alright at home tonight. I understand now that we have Gizzy living with us. He is very nervous when he hears the sound of car keys or senses that someone (anyone) is leaving, especially me or my mother-in-law. He is a very sweet chihuahua, but anxious about being alone. We took him to the vet to get a check-up and even though he was scared to death, he never growled or snapped when his blood was drawn or his nails clipped. The vet tech said he was unusual for a chihuahua and had a very sweet disposition. We knew that, of course.

October 23, 2008 - Msg 67263: Hey yall..prayers Romeena and HM and all in need...gosh Miss Sherry has been over before her work shift at 10 and helped me (or made me :).have fall cleening here in the dog house...gosh us single men dont do the things yall women do when cleaning!...now dont get me wrong my house is clean but all that fire place mantel moving things and stuff...gosh...so is there any supper left?....rain gona move in here in Ga tonight...I got a fire foing right now...cool and windy...GO RAYS...3-0 right now...hey Rev,hazel,auh20,CHUCK,Tom,possun,new house coming Boo,leon,asa and CD holler when ya get off work girl...back in a bit...your "Mut" SPOT

October 23, 2008 - Msg 67264: Hey Ro, I can't do "phone in" questions but if you can record your question on your computer and e-mail it to me...THAT could be done. --Floyd

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67265: Hey, Spot, sorry it;s been a few days since I've been on the porch. Working and having a bit of a cold. I saw that your Rays won tonight.
Miss Sherry is a typical woman; we like things to be really clean and organized. It's nice that she helps you out like that.
Prayers to everyone on the porch.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67266: Hey, Spot- I may need to come over and use your fireplace; it's gotten cold here...

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67267: Well its late CD but I just put another Log on the fire..I will be up, dont work till 6pm Sat! ha ha...COLD RAIN starting here....SPOT

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67268: Well gang Im gona throw the breakfast menu out:3 eggs your way,toast,butter with grape jelly,bisquits-n-gravy,hashbrowns,bacon(bent in the middle for Ro and some salsa),some sausage pattys..oj,coffee and milk...ready at 7:00 est...prayers..SPOT

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67269: Brother Rev will send yours UPS...ME

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67270: yum, breakfast.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67271: who said yum?

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67272:
Floyd, Question/Answer would be great. I'd love to hear any TAGS trivia, and behind the scenes stuff is great too.
Of course I'm anxiously awaiting the rest of the interviews you have.
I enjoy hearing about your first meeting with George in the airport. That was neat.

"Floyd's" few words are great too. Whoever that is does a pretty good "Floyd".


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67273: Rev, do you still ride that bike some? I'm get on mine as much as possible. Life seems lighter on two wheels for some reason.

Spot, wanna do breakfast at IHOP?


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67274: MDC, I was reading your Petticoat Junction comment. Made me smile. I feel kinda like Uncle Joe at times. Really probably closer to Mr. Drucker with so many irons in the fire.

Spot, on second thought I can't wait for a 8am breakfast, so I'm gonna reheat some delicious home cooked chili the Mrs. made last night.
I'll meet you at IHOP maybe next time aroud.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67275: Thank you for the suggestion, Chuck! I need to start an area where folks can leave me questions that they might like to know the answer to. I'm sure not saying I know the answers but I can sure try and find out.

If folks could send in recorded questions, that would be even better. Hmm...Keep the ideas coming folks. I want to make Two Chairs kind'a like sitting here on the front porch and talking.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67276: Good morning porch family, seems like my posts are always starting out like this, it's been so long since I've been here but I still think about you all, and all the good times spent here. I finally got electronalized, and got high speed internet so getting online isn't nearly as tiresome as it used to be. So I will be back around more often, I have a TON of reading up to do around here. Missed you all greatly. Love and prayers to all -Salty Dog-

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67277: HEY CHUCK! I thought you was in Dee-troit. Good to see you posting. We need to get together with Spot one of these days and knock HM's meatballs around the grass. Use your old clubs though. Them meatballs are hard on the club face. :)

Hey Boo, sorry about Bruce's back. But it probably is a blessing it ain't a disk issue. Mine is, and my Doctor strongly suggests thst surgery be a last option. The stats he gave me concerning fusions are not encouraging at all. And I know of several folks who have had back surgery and come out of it worse than when they went in. They have told me the worse desicion they ever made was to do the surgery. But then I hear about others like Ro's Dad who come out of it great. I have dealt with mine for about 10 years now, and although have had to make some pretty significant lifestyle changes to cope with it, have been managing pretty well until this past year. For whatever reason this last 10 months, it has really been bothering me a lot. For the first time I am getting a shooting pain down my left leg, and it's getting worse. (Pretty soon I'll be competing with Emma Watson for pains that go places) Anyway, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to do my job. As an electrician there is a fair amount of bending, twisting, turning and lifting that is all part of the job. So this is turning into a bigger concern for me. Sorry folks, I don't mean to carry on, but I could sure use some of y'alls prayers on what to do here. It's making me tense. :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67278: Salty Dog! My goodness it's good to see you. I have missed you tons!


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67279: Mornin' Y'all.Spot,I think that rain is headed this way-looks rather gloomy outside.
Well,not much to say-guess I'll go get ready for the day ahead.Y'all have a good day-love & prayers for all.
possum under a rock

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67280: Prayers for your health,Asa.

possum again

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67281: I hear ya on that rain thing, Possum. It is rather gloomy here today as well.
I don't like rain. Never did. I suppose we have to have it for water and stuff. ;)
How are things going with you and your family, Possum?

-Sterling Holobyte

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67282: Good morning everyone. I haven't had a chance to catch up--have to go to a meeting--but I wanted to share a very, very funny video with y'all. It stars Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, and Henry Winkler. It's a pro-Obama spot, but it is hysterical! Check it out: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/cc65ed650d. You'll spit your cheerios all over your keepboard.

Talk to ya'll in a bit.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67283: Well, great land o' Goshen! It's Salty Dog! Girl, it has been waaay too long! I'm so glad you got electronalized - hope you got big wires. Lots of home folks been coming around lately. Say, do yu still have that nifty neck and back stretcher thing you used to have? I forget what it was called, but it had a catchy name. We've got some folks around here who could use it, I think. Asa for one, and Boo's DH, Bruce, and there are others who are walking crooked as well.

Just got home from work, really tired and am going to catch a little nap, then up and at 'em for the day. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67284: Well, I chased the link, and no offense, Me-They, but my cheerios never left my mouth. I have never been so disappointed in three individuals in my life as I am in Ron, Andy and Henry. I could not believe what I was seeing and hearing. Maybe I'm just tired. --Romeena

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67285: Romeena, I saw the same thing on the net last night, and it just shocked and saddened me to no end. I guess I'm still picturing Andy and Ron, as Andy and Opie and everything was right in the world. Thanks for the warm welcome ya'll sure do make a person feel good. And.. the neck/back stretcher in question, was our ASD2k wow how long has that been? Prayers for you Asa dear for your health, and in making the right choice in what to do. Love ya'll!!--Salty Dog

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67286: Hey there, SALTY DOG! Glad to see you on the porch. You, too, CHUCK. Don't stay away so long. We missed you, MAUDE.

ROMEENA: I'm sorry you didn't care for the clip. I obviously don't agree with Ron's political views, but I still thought the concept was very funny. And I didn't mind hearing his opinions because even though he was supportive of someone I won't be voting for, he wasn't mean spirited about it.

I have friends who are ardent Obama supporters, same as I have friends who are out campaigning for McCain. I don't agree with them, but I know that they are sincere in their beliefs that he's the best candidate. I may look at it differently than some, but it just doesn't shock or disappoint me to hear that someone doesn't agree with me on a candidate. I figure Ron, Andy, and teh Fonz are entitled to their opinions, and I'm entitled to mine. But I can see the humor in the clip, same as I can enjoy and SNL skit of Palin, Clinton, or Obama (Darrell Hammond does a mean Bill).

Anyway, sorry to sour your morning. I sure didn't mean to. Just thought others might enjoy the premise.

Prayers for Bruce and ASA's back.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67287:
CD- Oregano! (:

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67288: CD: Did you get that secret spice from a famous New York chef?


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67289:
MT- Speaking for myself, I saw it on ET last night, and what disappoints me about it is that Andy has always been such an ardent believer, yet he did this 180 turnabout just for a "funny" spot for someone who leans so far to the side of what is so potentially devastating. Again, I speak strictly for myself, but I have to look down the road past January 20, 2009 and I see at least two supreme court justices being placed, socialized medicine on the horizon, taxes, taxes, taxes,etc etc etc; so the 'funniness' of something has to take second billing for me.
OK, bluey goes my soapbox.
God bless you all,Have a great day.
Barney: Two young people lost in a world of pills.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67290: Asa, you know what? I really did go to Detroit back in July. It was only to connect flights on my way to NYC to see my daughter off to her missions trip.
But nevertheless, I was on that trip to Detroit.
Just hope there weren't any cons in my house while away.
I'll not get in the meatballs thing. Sounds like trouble to me. hehe
But then again, maybe I could hit them a little straighter.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67291: Well, I guess that's 0-3.

MDC: I don't think Andy's involvement in the video has anything to do with his Christianity. I know plenty of Christians who will not be voting my way on November 4.

I guess the rest of you should just disregard my first post today. I really didn't mean to offend anyone. I just thought it was good for a laugh--still do.

Y'all take care.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67292:
If I weren't so against Barack Obama I would have enjoyed that vid.
It really mad me kinda sad to see some of my TV heros endorse him.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67293: Oh, I understand, MDC. No one likes to be let down by someone they look up to.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67294: Nothing against you M-T. Please don't take it that way.
MDC, I agree with what you're sayin' 100%.

Well, I'm just gonna go get a bottle of pop.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67295: M-T, that was me. Just forgot to sign it.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67296: Well Sterling,things are somewhat better as far as the recent problems with my daughter.As far as my problems with my husband,he didn't come home last night after work. Have no idea where he was or is.I'm in a bad place as far as that relationship goes. I really don't feel that I should bring my troubles to the Porch-y'all don't need my miseries.If you notice, I just haven't been posting much.It's not y'all,it's me. I don't mean to be such a downer-sorry. Please keep me in your prayers,as I pray for all of my Mayberry friends & love you all.And Sterling- thanks.I know you care and that helps me so much.
possum under a rock

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67297: What about oregano?

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67298: possum, I'll be in prayer for you today. God loves you and He'll be with you through this time. Love and blessings to you.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67299: Possum, I'm prayin' for ya!

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67300: Chuck

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67301: OK, I'm back, after a short nap. Me-They, in another time, with another candidate, I probably would have found the clip funny, too. It's just that I see so much danger and potential serious harm to all that America stands for in Mr. O, that I found it shocking to see conservative, hearth-and-home people like Andy and (I thought) Ron Howard supporting him. I too have friends who are favoring him, though admittedly very few, and in most cases they are folks who have been swayed by his mantra of "hope and change", and are looking no deeper than that. I just expected better of Ron and Andy. The Fonz is an unknown quantity and I had no expectations of him, one way or the other. Apparently I didn't know the other two very well, either.

Oh well. To each his own. If the liberals have their way, we'll all have a chance to see who was right and who was wrong. Maybe I read too much, but after reading "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns", and now am in the middle of "Now They Call Me Infidel", I'm more convinced than ever that in Mr. O's direction lies danger. We shall see. I very sincerely hope and pray that I'm wrong.

You found the "retro" skits fun, and taken strictly on the surface, they were. The head rug that appeared and disappeared so abruptly, Fonz being unable to way "wrong" - creative stuff. It was just employed for the wrong reasons, in my opinion. As I said - another time, other circumstances, definitely another candidate - I could have found it funny. My morning wasn't bothered, either - I'm stronger than that. No offense intended, none taken, and I hope none taken by anyone else either. Differences - it's what makes the world go around.

Blessings! --Romeena

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67302: To clarify one more thing - you said "it just doesn't shock or disappoint me to hear that someone doesn't agree with me on a candidate." Actually, I could say the same thing. I'll admit it does surprise me that Andy and Ron are Obama supporters, because I just didn't see them as ardent liberals, but I think what really surprised me was to see them using their considerable popularity and talent that way. I have always believed that sports stars, entertainment big names and the like should confine their opinions to their own circle of friends, just as the rest of us must do. It irritates me when they use their recognition factor as a platform - the only reason they're famous is because you and I have bought tickets to their movies or whatever. I don't think that gives them the right to spout their opinions to the whole world - (Oprah!) Maybe that's what bothered me the most about that clip. It just seemed out of character and out of line for them to do that. OK, I promise - tickalock! --Romeena

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67303: I'm sorry to hear about that, Possum. And don't worry about bringing your "troubles to the Porch". I've done it (too)many times myself, and the good people here(yourself included) have always been there to support me. And aside from good-natured comraderie, that's one thing this porch is here for.
I wish I could tell you more than "things will look better in time" or "every dark cloud has a silver lining". Both of which are true, but I can also say with assuredness, that everyone here will be praying for you. And I know without a shadow of doubt that prayer works, because God "works" with all of us.

I haven't been able to watch that video link you posted, Me-They, and I don't know that I want to. It does seem like it would be kind of disappointing, when I think about the values that are so prevalent in TAGS, being seemingly swept aside in support of someone who holds nearly none of them.

But that's just my opinion.

-Sterling Holobyte

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67304: POSSUM: I'm so sorry for your troubles. You know that you can come here and talk anytime. We're hear to laugh with each, and cry, too. If you can't count on friends to help shoulder your burdens, then who? (Of course, there's one big "who," your best friend.) Prayers.

ROMEENA: I understand where you are coming from, and respect it. As far as Andy's politics, I guess it doesn't suprise me because he has actively campaigned for several North Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidates over the years and is a life-long Democrat, by his own admission.

I agree that celebrity shouldn't entitle anyone to special circumstances, but teh reality is if you or I had our own television talk show (wouldn't that be a hoot!) or had the attention of millions, I'd bet that we'd take an opportunity or two to throw our two-cents in now and again. Most of us use the biggest soapbox we can climb on.

Now, about the Fonz, I, for one, do not believe for one minute that Author Fonzarelli is a Democrat. Now Ritchie did campaign for Stevenson, if I remember my episodes correctly, but underneath all that hair oil and leather, the Fonz was very conservative. Of course, who knows what like of stuff he has been reading with that library card of his? ;)

Different strokes--that's what makes it so darned interesting.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67305: Hey there, STERLING. I think the message of TAGS stood for God, family, country, laughter, and Aunt Bee's apple pie. I have Democratic friends who stand for the same things. While I don't understand how some of my friends come to the conclusions they do with regard to this election, I do not doubt their values. I've never seen an episode of TAGS and thought that those characters had to be one political persuasion. Except maybe Mr. Weaver ;).


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67306: Oh! I misread your comment, STERLING, and though I don't often find myself in a mind to defend Obama, I do believe that he sincerely believes what he stands for is good for the country. I disagree with him, but I believe he thinks so. And, I also think he loves his family, I can't judge his heart on the faith issue, and who wouldn't love Aunt Bee's applie pie? So while his ideas are far from many of ours, I'd be suprised if he'd fail the TAGS value meter.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67307: This is what you call an "accidental" moulage! Honest, I've tried to be careful lately because I thought I was getting tiresome. Guess I just can't help myself.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67308:
Hello porch family....been a few days since I've able to check in. Still on the road in La. Things still going great with the concerts.

Chuck.....good to see ya back buddy. And yes I still ride when I get a chance which is not much these days. I've been on the road a lot. Are you still preaching every week?

Spot....brother I had something different today for lunch. Never had it before but it was really good. It was crawfish meatloaf.

I see many prayer needs posted on the porch and please know that you all are in my prayers. My motorhome is parked near a large church parking lot so I got early this morning and went for an hour walk and lifted each of you up by name (Porch name). I'm so glad that our Lord hears our prayers.
You all have a Jesus filled day and tell someone about HIM.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67309:
MT- Just to let you know, I did not post 67292, that was Chuck as he stated in 27295. But I do agree with his statement. You see, to lay it all out on the table, these days, meaning mainly since 1973, I FIRST have to look at morality before i look at ANY OTHER factor involved. If the nation were to vote along moral grounds first instead of for quick fixes or for a "hope and change slogan" first, then i truly believe we would be better off. Of course no candidate is perfect, but right now, with an aging supreme court in Washington DC, I could not, as a 'hot' Christian, (as opposed to a lukewarm one)(Rev.3), vote for someone who would install super-anti-God judges such as a replacement for Ginsberg, for example. Believe me, I have stressed this to BO supporters, but they almost seem "blinded" by his charismatic approach.
There was another historical charismatic leader somewhere in Europe about 60 some years ago who rose to power, with a little-known background, on a similar wave of support, and quite frankly, I am scared for our country if BO gets in.
Sorry to have gone on like this, but as the day quickly comes upon us, so do my opinions.
I know that I am far from perfect, and i know this porch isnt really the place for me to go on like this, and i promise this will be the only time that I will do so, but i just had to express it.
I am one who has always tried to keep a mayberry theme to my posts, thru quotes or my quipes about the show's characters, so just pretend that i am candidate Howard. (: thanks
God bless,
"Two and two makes four."

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67310: I have to ask you MT, just what is it that he stands for? I'm not being flippant with that question. He speaks one way, but his voting record screams something much different. I seldom listen to the empty promises made by candidates but much prefer to see what they have done prior. In Obama's case, there is not a lot of history there, in terms of public record because he has not had much experience. He has voted the majority of his time as not for or against, but rather present. Huh? Come on, take a stand and show some guts. I have noticed the only real issues he has actualy voted consistantly on is raisng taxes, 94% of the time. Hmmmm, but suddenly he's seen the light and will not raise my taxes, or better yet, lower them? Things just don't add up there.
My biggest disappointment in all this has been the media and their wanting to sway this thing. It should not surprize me. But this election has been unbelievably one sided in it's coverage.

And as most of you, I am highly saddened by the video. I have no issue with these men voicing their views as citizens, but was very bothered they would bring in their Mayberry characters like that. Curoius, curious, cuurrious!

Possum, my heart goes out to you for your situation. You are in my prayers. Hang in there and please don't hesitate to vent here. We all wanna help.

Salty Dog, I hope you get back on here. We do need to dust off the Asalty Dog 2000. Boy, them was some fun times. :)


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67311:
Oh, I meant to tell possum to come here any timewith your problems. many a problem were solved on the Taylor's TV porch, and i hope we can do the same!
Prayers for you,

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67312: Well, MDC, if the people want a bridge, then a bridge shall be built! That's one of my favorites color episodes. Sorry, I thought you wrote that post. As Emily Litella (aka Gilda Radner) says: "Oh. Nevermind." I agree about many being swayed by sheer charisma as opposed to actual issues, but I don't agree with the comparison you draw. Obama certainly is riding a phenomenal wave of support, and we really don't know a lot about him, but that other fellow of whom you speak rode a very violent, extremist wave of support (and not even a majority support). He spouted hate and bigotry from day one and went on to commit atrocities rarely seen on this planet. I'm sorry, Obama ain't my guy, but he's not that guy, either. Anyway, that's my final word! Promise!

By the way, I have a certain litmus test I use on a candidate, one I'm sure you can infer. After that, the rest is icing on the cake: economy, defense, moose hunting, whatever. Maybe I shouldn't be that way, but I am. McCain's stand on stem cell research has given me pause, though.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67313:
Asa, I agree, if Andy Griffith got before a camera and spoke as Andy Griffith, that would be one thing, but to speak as "Andy Taylor", that's another, in my humble opinion. OK, I'll "tick a lock, mum's my name, silence is my game."

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67314:
MT- I'd rebutt, but a promise is a promise. (:

Porchsters, I thank God for you all everyday. Rev, thanks for lifting us all up to the Lord.
Hope YOU didnt hurt your back! ha, we carry some heavy bags! ha Prayers for all who's ailing.
We break the curses of the evil one in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord!
"25 and 25...Fifty!"

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67315: Sorry for causing discord today, friends. That wasn't my intent.

How about we vote for Ellie? She does give free ice cream cones.

I think I'll lay low for the rest of the day. Take care and have a great weekend. Y'all are always in my prayers.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67316:
Well, I love Opie and really like Richie Cunningham too, but Ron Howard, well this is not the first time he's disappointed me. Da Vinci Code was one of his films.

Me-They, I don't think there was discord here.

Rev, yes I still pastor Bible Way Church.

Have a good weekend all.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67317:
Me0they- no need to lay low, you might get bit by a spider down there!
I feel i have to say one little bitty thing that might make you feel better..in NO WAY was I comparing the two actual men, but rather just this whole idea of almost "anything to get him into power" approach. They (BO's camp)are sending out very nasty emails now, which are very scary, as one example, something that i know JM would not do. OK, there, i said it. I hope that clears thing up a little. Sorry M-T, but one word of advce...keep up the voice lessons! ha
ASA, maybe you and bruce got the versitis! ha
Maud and Edgar, up in Mt Pilot,may be of some help! ha
Possum: What, I invented "It's not you, it's me!" ha
OK, all have a great weekend.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67318: Me-They, I watched the video last night, and thought it was great! Didn't disappoint me in the least.
- Hazel

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67319: ooops, forgot to say welcome back to Salty Dog! We've missed you.
Also forgot my quote (you ain't the only one MDC that tries to keep it Mayberry!)
Barney: "An IQ can be a mixed blessing. Some people want it and can't get it. I get it and had to get rid of it."
- Hazel

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67320: Hazel, it's funny how people differ. Some gets offended when you talk about the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, and then others are not.

Same with politics. It mainly depends on which side of the fence you reside I guess.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67321: Crawfish meatloaf Rev?...you bet-cha I would try it...hey possum,Boo,Romeena,CHUCK...m-t,mdc,hazwl,auh20,Tom and all ..just got a second to rock...Miss Sherry wants to go to the mall.:(..let eat at Olive Garden on Maude and I....back in just a bit...prayers....SPOT

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67322: Thanks,friends. My husband is in jail. He has been charged with Disorderly Conduct,Driving left of center,and illegal transfer of liquor.Not sure exactly what that last charge means-I'm guessing he had liquor in a container such as a soda bottle or something? I am new at this,so forgive me! He has tried to call me collect twice (I wasn't home-he was on machine) so I called the jail & found out. I told the person I spoke with to tell him that I am aware of the charges and for him to NOT call me collect. Each charge is $237,plus I'm sure there's a charge for his truck being impounded. I would let him stay in jail for 30 days (I think that's what I was told) but for the fact he needs to keep his job.I need that income from him right now until I figure out what I need to do.But.. this is the beginning of the end for us.So,I will get him out,but it will be later this weekend.Let him sit in there and stew for awhile.I have no pity for him.
I am beyond hurt.I am just numb. I'm trying to stay strong.Please continue to hold me in your thoughts & prayers.Y'all mean a lot to me.Love you guys.
possum under a rock

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67323: bulb snatcher!

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67324:
Dear Possum,
Prayers, prayers, prayers for the both of you. My goodness i don't know what to say. I am so sorry that it is ending like this, for i try to think that there is always hope, but this sounds really bad. But you are right to leave him sit for a few days, however, and give him time to think.
God be with you dear one. One verse that may help you at this time is to Cast all your cares on the Lord or Matt. 11:28, "Come to me all you burdened and i will give you rest."
God blees you, you have all the prayers i can muster.

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67325: Oh, my gosh, Possum, I am so sorry. How awful! I agree with MDC, let him stew for a few days, while you decide what to do. Let us know if we can do anything to help. (besides prayer!) E-mail me if you need to talk!
- Hazel

Goober: "Oh, them Cold-Cream Guards are fearless." (talking about Malcolm)

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67326: Hello, my name is steve and I AM a Mayberryholic.
I know there is no answer probably but did Mayberry Union High (or Central) have a mascot

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67327: Oh yeah, have you discussed the new video
by Ron and Andy endorsing Obama?
I always KNEW I was right about these guys....

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67328: Praying VERY hard for you my very good friend possum...SPOT

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67329: Oh my GOSH, SALTY DOG!! I have missed you so much. I was afraid something terrible had happened to you. Please come back more often and let us know what is going on in your life.

Been busy day and no time to chat right now. After I clean up the kitchen, get Erin in the bath, take a shower...then I will try to come back...unless 20/20 is on...they are doing an interview with Hannah Overton, who is a local woman who was sentenced to life for her part in the death of a foster child that was in her care. A friend of mine is her chaplain and tells me that if all the evidence had been admissable in court, a jury would have found her innocent...I guess they will be discussing that on 20/20.

See you all later...

BOO (It's almost October 31)

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67330: Possum dear. I am so sorry to read that. You both are in my prayers. You for healing and peace, and for your husband to come to grips with the disease he obviously is dealing with and to get the help he needs before he self destructs. I think letting him "sit and stew" as you put it is a wise thing to do. You are in our prayers Possum.

Welcome Steve and I don't know the answer to your question on the mascot. It seems maybe a Tiger? But that's just a stab in the dark.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67331: Y'all are making me cry! Thank you MDC,Hazel,and Spot.The fact that you care about me means more than you'll ever know.I found out a bit more. He was arrested in a town about 8 miles from here last night (well,this morning) around 12:30 am. His truck is probably over there.I know the arresting officer's name & that's who I need to speak to about the truck.The mayor over there was a very good friend of my late stepfather,so that might be helpful. Being that tomorrow is Saturday,I would have to go to the County Courthouse(30 miles away) before 12pm to pay the bond and then over to the jail where it would take up to 4 hours to process & release him. He has called his mom because she phoned me asking me to please get him out.It's going to drive that poor, sweet old lady crazy if I don't,so I guess I will do it tomorrow. That gives him 2 nights to sit in jail and think about things.If I were him,I'd prefer to stay in jail than come home & deal with me! Oh,I know the truth now- try as he might,he can't lie about alcohol anymore.
MDC,I'd like to think there is some hope left,but I have never told y'all the whole story .Maybe it's time now. I was married to him from 1986-1996. I divorced him because of all his drinking & craziness. I was happy,living my life,had a wonderful boyfriend,and then in 2001 I got a letter out of the blue from my ex telling me he had quit drinking and asking for another chance. Well,I gave him one and boy,he really fooled me.I thought he had changed.He was that good at hiding his problem. We got married again in 2005. And there have been quite a few drinking incidents.He is just too far gone,I guess.And I feel like the biggest fool.
But.. I'll be okay.I made a good life once without him and I can do it again.
Anyway,that's the story. I apologize to anybody wanting to talk Andy & Opie and got this instead!
Gonna call it a night and try to get some rest. I'll keep y'all posted. Thanks again for your love,prayers and kind thoughts,my special friends.
Love to all.
possum again

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67332: Thank you too,Asa.

Goodnight Mayberry friends.

possum again

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67333: Oh my goodness, Possum. I am so sorry. Alcohol does such a thorough job of destroying bodies, lives, marriages and families. I know, just as guns don't kill people, it's the person holding the gun that does it, so alcohol itself doesn't do all that, it's the person consuming it. I know that, but I also know that alcohol actively works on the mind and body of the individual, eventually bringing them to a place where they either cannot control their behavior, or they lose the will to try to do so. It's an insidious, destructive force, and I am so sorry you're having to deal with the effects of it.

I think we've discussed this before, but this is a prime example of the scripture that says the sins of the father will be visited upon the children to the third and fourth generation. That doesn't mean that God punishes the children for what the parents do. It simply refers to the natural progression of events when a parent or anyone else allows wrong behavior to rule their lives. It's pretty obvious that our dear little Possum is suffering right now, and you can be sure that her family is feeling the effects too, right down to little Laci. Her grandma's attention will be diverted, her moods will be altered - things will be changed by the behavior of this man, it's inevitable. The Domino Effect clearly demonstrated, I guess. Blessings and peace to you, Possum. You are in our prayers. --Romeena

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67334: I just read your last entry, Possum, and no apologies are needed. Our time is much better spent with you, rather than wading in the murky waters. I think you're handling things right. I'd much prefer to let him sit it out in jail for a few more days, but you're right to take pity on his mom and get him out for her sake. As for feeling like a fool - don't. Again, I think you did the right thing. You made a loving decision, you forgave and gave him another chance, and he blew it. If you hadn't done that, you would always have wondered, but now you know for sure. He may someday dry out and finally achieve full sobriety, but the chances are small. Even if he does, he's not immune to the domino effect either, and if you move on without him, he will have to live with the consequences of what he's done.

Be strong, dear, pray hard, and listen to God's voice. He will tell you what you must do. Be very careful, though, that it's God's voice you're listening to, and not your husband's pleading, your own tender heart, or the counsel of friends or family, including us. Let God lead. --Romeena

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67335: Possom- Please know that we are lifting you up in prayer for the wisdom of Solomon! We love you here, let us know if there is anything we can do...
Well bless my buttons!! If it isn't Salty Dog in the flesh! I knew if we cleaned the porch enough times you would show up again. Just dusted ya right out of the corners. Please stay around and get up caught up on your life. Most of us are the same, like Asa- just a little older. Gotta get to bed- this is my weekend to work. Love and prayers for all the porch family~ New Neighbor

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67336: Hey Salty dog!..Possum my dear friend I just put another Log on the fire and anytime ya wana talk im here..........for sure....hey NN,Romeena when is your next night shift?...mine is tomorrow night...sat night and Sunday night...Asa you and I will have to take Miss Possum out for dinner one night...(you buy ok :-)...well let me get Otis and Opie fed...Rev you check in when you can...back in a bit...SPOT

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67337: FELLOW PORCHSTERS!! I had to shout! How I've missed you all! I must apologize for being so scarce for so long. I have no idea why really--life just gets hectic and I may not be a frequent visitor yet, but it's so nice to know that when I stop by, you're all here having great conversations and praying for one another. So good to see all your names: (I shouldn't name names because I'll leave someone out) Asa, Romeena, Boo, MDC, Rev, Spot, Possum, Sterling, New Neighbor, Mavis, Hazel, Me-They, Floyd, If you're not all a sight for sore eyes! And to CD and Chuck, who may not know me--Howdy! And lo and behold, Salty Dog! Prayers for Asa and Bruce's backs and Possum. Mavis, I have a problem with my dog--she stinks! We bath her and she still stinks terrible. She also seems to have a skin problem. She chews her feet till they're raw. I've taken her to the vet and they gave her ear medicine--didn't help. They gave her some kind of allergy shot--didn't help. I've tried different food, etc. I have no idea what to do. I just wondered since you deal with so many dogs if you had any ideas and/or natural remedies to try.
Love to you and yers.
Charlotte Tucker

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67338: CCCCCCCTTTTTTTTTTT....my goodness hey girl!...SPOT

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67339: Hey back at ya, Spot! You been cookin' up any good grub around here lately?

October 24, 2008 - Msg 67340:
Hey Folks

possum-My goodness, prayers for you, wish this wasn't just a cyber porch so we could all be there for you. But, we'll all be here for you. Be strong friend.

Me-They I noticed the Andy, Ron, and Henry, video link on Drudge yesterday. I can't tell ya you how disappointed I am, still can't bring myself to watch it. I knew Andy was a Democrat, a lot of great people are Democrats. But, Obama? I just don't believe the Andy Taylor would endorse a Socialist nor would he endorse a person who supports live birth abortions. And, there is no way Andy Taylor would sit in a church for 20 years and listen to the racist, anti-American nonsense coming from the pulpit. No way. Andy Taylor still has my respect.


October 24, 2008 - Msg 67341:
Hey Charlotte!