January 10, 2009 - Msg 69230: Ha, I love it, Auh2o..."maybe, just maybe, the sky is not falling". I am feeling better, thanks for asking. I went back to bed for a bit and am doing ok.

Well, my old klunker Suburban is in the shop again...probably the fuel pump and something going on with the brakes. It died 10 times while I was driving home from my sister's yesterday. I had to pull of the highway and restart it, but at least it got me home. Bruce is talking about shopping for a new one today (well, new-used). It is probably a good time to get a good deal because car dealerships are going out of business here. Only the strongest seem to be surviving.

Better finish the coffee and get moving.


January 10, 2009 - Msg 69231: Morning Porch
Hey AFD, good to see you posting again. You've been missed.

Thanks for your prayers friends. They have been felt, and have been effective. Without going into to much detail, there has been some Doctor and ins-urance problems here, that I think finally yesterday was resolved. I hope anyway. And I know it has been through your kind prayers in our behalf. Thank you so much kind friends.
Welcome to Sally. I hope you stick around and find a rocker that fits. This is a nice place to sit and relax.
Auh2o, I hear you guy's are gonna get another blast of winter this weekend. Hope it's not to bad. It's been pretty good here this winter. About average snowfall, although it has been a bad bad year for avalanches. We have had 4 deaths already with skiers and snowmobilers triggering avalnches. One of the was a skier in a "safe zone". That has not happened in 30 years. Very sad.

Well MDC, How will your Cards fare this weekend at Carolina? I'd like to see them do it, but I think it ends this week for them.

I was just reading that Jack Kemp has cancer. Sure hope he can overcome that. Rotten miserable stuff!

Well I'm buying breakfast at the Diner if anyone's interested. Shoes are optional.


January 10, 2009 - Msg 69232: Oops, rocked on yer toes Boo. Sorry. We must have been posting at the same time.
Sorry you gotta buy new wheels. Try Lesh Motors in Mt. Pilot. I hear they got some super deals up there.


January 10, 2009 - Msg 69233:
Hey Folks

We're just kicking back watching movies and playing games this weekend, another reason to like the snow, it makes for a great excuse to take it easy.

Asa-Boy, that's something about those avalanches. We have nothing like that around here, can't imagine it. Our hills would be like specs out your way. I saw that about Jack Kemp the other day. He's always been one of my favorites. I've written his name in twice for President. I wish the GOP had listened to his warnings about the Party's direction. Certainly continued prayers for him

possum-I think you're right about Chesley, name and need of new vocabulary. One of the news casters up here was teasing him about that very thing. She said something like, "what's the fun of saying hazy, hot, and humid everyday." He was originally from Philly and never really got accustomed to the weather here.Chesley would do his outside weather reports dressed like the little brother from "A Christmas Story."

Sally-Yes, please stick around. Asa is right, the Porch is a relaxing place to be. Thanks Floyd!

Boo-Glad to hear you're back at 'em.

Randy: "I can't put my arms down"


January 10, 2009 - Msg 69234: Hey Asa,auh20,Ro,Boo you can put that moss on your mail box!..ha ha...hey Rev,Thomas,Mavis.my good frtiend possum and all...let me run to the store and I will be right back..Maude lets have spagettie and hazel meatballs tonight...garlic bread...ok back in just a bit..rain here...SPOT

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69235:

OK folks, I couldn't resist:

Yeah, breaker one nine
This here's the Rubber Duck
You got a copy on me Pig Pen, c'mon

Uh, yeah, Ten-Four Pig Pen, fer sure, fer sure
By golly it's clean clear to Flag Town, c'mon.
Yeah, that's a big Ten-Four there Pig Pen
Yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy.
Mercy sakes alive, looks like we've got us a convoy.

It was the dark of the moon
On the sixth of June
in a Kenworth pullin' logs'
Cab-over 'Pete' with a refer on
And a Jimmy haulin' hogs.
We was headin' for bear
On I-1-0
'Bout a mile out Shakey Town'
I says, Pig Pen this here's the Duck
And I'm 'bout to put the hammer down.

we got a little 'ole convoy
Rockin' through the night
Yeah, we got a little 'ole convoy
Ain't she a beautiful sight?
C'mon and join our Convoy
Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way
We gonna roll this convoy
'Cross the USA

Yeah, breaker Pig Pen this here's the Duck
And uh, you wanna back off them hogs a bit.
Uh, ten-four 'bout five mile or so
Ten-Roger them hogs is gettin' in-tense up here

By the time we got into Tulsa Town
We had eighty-five trucks in all
But there's a road block on the clover leaf
And them bears was wall to wall
Yeah, them smokies as thick as bugs on a bumper
They even had a bear in the air
I says, callin' all trucks
This here's the Duck
We about to go a huntin' bear

'Cause we got a great big convoy
Rockin' through the night
Yeah, we got a great big convoy
Ain't she a beautiful sight.
C'mon and join our Convoy
Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way
We gonna roll this convoy
'Cross the USA

Uh, you wanna give me a ten-nine on that Pig Pen
Uh, negatory, you're still too close.
Yeah, them hogs is startin' to close up my sinuses
Mercy sakes, you'd better back off another ten

Well, we rolled up Interstate fourty-four
Like a rocket sled on rails
We tore up all of our swindel sheets
And left em settin' on the scales
By the time we hit that Shy Town
Them bears was a gettin' smart
They'd brought up some reinforcements
From the Illinois national guard!
There's armored cars and tanks and jeeps
And rigs of every size
Yeah, them chicken coops was full of bears
And choppers filled the skies
Well, we shot the line
We went for broke
With a thousand screamin' trucks
And eleven long haired Friends of Jesus
In a Chartreuse microbus.

Yeah, Rubber Duck it's Sod Buster
C'mon there
Yeah, Ten-Four Sod Buster
Listen, you wanna put that microbus
In behind that suicide jockey.
Yeah, he's haulin' dynamite
And he needs all the help he can get.

Well, we laid a strip for the Jersey Shore
Prepared to cross the line
I could see the bridge was lined with bears
But I didn't have a doggone dime
I says, Pig Pen this here's the Duck
We just ain't a gonna pay no toll
So we crashed the gate doin' 98
I says let them truckers roll

'Cause we got a mighty convoy
Rockin' through the night
Yeah, we got a mighty convoy
Ain't she a beautiful sight
C'mon and join our Convoy
Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way
We gonna roll this convoy
'Cross the USA

Ah, Ten-Four
Pig Pen what's you're Twenty?
Well, they oughtta know what to do
With them hogs out there, fer sure
Well, mercy sakes good buddy
We gonna back on outta here
So keep the bugs off yer glass
And the bears off yer...tail
We'll catch ya on the flip flop
This here's the Rubber Duck on the side.
We gone
Bye, bye

See what MT started!? ha

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69236: For cryin' out loud, MDC, where on earth did you find all of that? I'm pretty sure you didn't have it memorized. If you did, friend, then you've got too much time on your hands! :>) Seriously, that was fun!

Asa, I'm glad things have improved a little. Sometimes, you just have to rise up and roar a little. That's hard for a peace-lovin' man to do, but sometimes it's necessary, and it usually pays off.

Well, I'm about to go pick up a friend and head over to East Buffet to have our fill of crab legs, on their all-you-want night. $9 for all the crab legs I can eat? Mercy!

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69237: Ha! Thanks,(I think!) MDC for the "Convoy" lyrics. My favorite line has gotta be " them hogs is starting to close up my sinuses" Ha!
Y'all,I want to share something. I am having a really hard time in my marriage and could sure use some prayers.It all revolves around my husband's alcoholism.I feel like I finally had a big "wake up slap' in my face lately.(Just a figure of speech- I'm not getting hit,slapped or anything!) A revelation would be a better way of putting it. I don't want to deal with his mess anymore.I know I'll be ok,but sure am feeling down right now.I have a lot to think about,for sure.Anyhow,I know prayer will strengthen me,and I hope I can count on y'all for some on my behalf.Thanks- I love you Porchsters.
Spaghetti sounds good,spot-you can have my share of Hazel's meatballs though!
possum under a rock

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69238: Hey Ro! Save some room for Hazel's meatballs!

possum again

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69239:
MDC: I'm gonna have go "youtube" that song now, just so's I kin hear it.

Boo: Sorry about your 'burban troubles, but maybe this is a blessing in disguise! Let us know whatcha get.

Asa: Good to see you again. Uh, I don't really trust "Lesh Motors" in Mt. Pilot. They're a little shady if ya know what I mean.

Possum, I hate to hear you having those kind of problems. I'll pray for you.

'meena: go ahead and eat enough of them crab legs for me too, okay?

Thomas a. Moody

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69240: Thank you Chuck/Thomas. I appreciate that so much.

Spot,check you e-mail. I wanna bend your ear about something.

Y'all have a good night.Heck,now I think I'm gonna have to find "Convoy" on YouTube too! What did you guys start?!

possum again

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69241: Prayers for you, possum. That's what we're here for - to bear one anothers burdens. And you're probably right about being awakened by Reagan - her head didn't hit the pillow til a quarter to 1.

Thanks for the welcome back, Asa. Prayers that things are on the upswing for you and yours as well.

I'll have some of that sgetti, minus the meatballs of course! *grin*

Reading those Convoy lyrics takes me down memory lane, MDC. My dad was a big fan of country music back in the 70's - especially trucker songs. He wasn't a trucker, just a heavy equipment mechanic (aka grease monkey), but he did use a CB. "Dipstick" was his handle. Does anybody remember the "Teddy Bear" song by Red Sovine. Now there's a good trucker song that'll clutch ya.

Car problems stink, Boo. Hope you find something that works for ya. It's probably a halfway decent time to buy a SUV since people sold them off back when gas went sky high.

Well, best go check on my girls. They're watching a Disney Movie in the other room.

Have a good evening, ya'll.

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69242: Hi, gang - I'm back, and full of crab legs! Yum!! Lots of drippy lemon butter, and some good boiled shrimp too. Sure was good eating.

Possum, I'm so sorry you're having to face such a problem. And some people wonder why I won't take a drink! Let's just say it's because I've never seen a situation in my whole life that was made better because alcohol was a part of it, but I've sure seen a bunch of things that were made worse. It just plain ain't worth it! I'll be praying for you, friend, and you know my email addy. Feel free.

Boo, sounds like you've hit "the point of diminishing returns" with the car - where the expense and the aggravation just aren't outweighed by having no car payment any longer. I'd say - dump it while it's running.

Well, Toye Starr is patting my ankle with a cold little paw, so I guess she wants a warm lap to snuggle in. I suppose I'd better oblige her, after running off and leaving her earlier. Poor little old thing! Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69243: Goodness MDC. I thought I was back in the 70's there. Brings back some memory's. I was the "Red Light Bandit" back then. Anyone wanna guess what that was in reference to? I'll give you a hint. I used to race in drag races back in the 70's and early 80's. Let's see if that helps.

Possum, I sure will pray for your situation. I have lived next to several alcoholics in my life, and that was closer than I liked. I can only imagine the challange in living with it. I pray for a healing for him, and for your marriage. I am so sorry you are going through this.

Come on AFD. Them meatballs will toughen up yer gums. And it is Saturday night. Go for it.

Thomas A. Moody, Lesh Motors just got a Govt. bailout. Now I happen to know they would not have qualified for that unless they was on the up and up. (said with tounge firmly in cheek)

Gosh MDC. Your Cards are looking good here in the second qtr. I was wrong. I really thought this game was gonna be a blowout.

Thanks Ro, and thanks for your help.

Better go polish my hat. Wanna wear it to preachin tomorrow.


January 10, 2009 - Msg 69244: Possum check your e-mail.SPOT,

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69245: It's just wonderful to be able to spend some porch time with you, ASA, and I am so glad the Lord is answering prayers. I think of you and the Mrs. often and talk to the Lord about you. He loves you so. (Thanks for the tip about Leshin Motors...hehe).

Right, Romeena, the car is running now so we can trade it in. We went test-driving cars today to get a good idea of what we want. I have a dear friend who owns a local car dealership (she and her husband) and I would like to do business with them. We want a used car so they are offering to go to auction for us and find us what we want. We drove alot of vans over the past several months and the only one I was really comfortable with was the Chrystler Town&Country, so if we go with a van, it will probably be that one. I like the Toyota vans but felt cramped in them. I think we might end up getting another Suburban, but a used with low mileage. We are big people and are just much more comfortable in a Suburban and with all the kids and people we carry around these days, we need space. Would like better gas mileage but want space, too. We'll see. I would really like to stay in the 18,000 price range, if possible and I have seen some 2006 Suburbans with 40,000 miles for even less.

You know, AFD, I thought there would be an abundance of SUVs out there at great prices, but there just isn't around here. When gas prices came down, people bought them up and we had a hard time even finding one on any of the lots in Corpus. Many car lots we saw were out of business.

Guess what, Auh2o?...our weatherman is predicting possible snow flurries here on Thursday and Friday. I will be traveling north on Friday for our annual women's retreat and I wonder if we might see some snow up there. Sure would be wonderful.

Prayers for your situation, Possum. Lord keep you strong and wise. We love you.

Think I will get a glass of milk and head to bed. Preachin' tomorrow!


January 10, 2009 - Msg 69246: Breakfast menu: 3 eggs your way,toast,bisquits and sausage gravy,country ham,sausage links,sausage pattys,hot links,bacon(bending in the middle for Ro),salsa,hashbrowns with cheese and onions,grits,hot cakes with maple syurp,apple sauce,butter and jelly,oj,coffee,milk,salt-pepper and a tear from my roll of paper towels...prase GOD!....see yall in the morning...SPOT

January 10, 2009 - Msg 69247: Don't forget the forklift, too, Spot. After eating all that grub I figure a few of us, including myself, will definitely need it. *grin*

That does surprise me about the lack of SUV's, Boo. I know around here some of the car lots are consolidating. My dad works as a mechanic at a Ford dealership in a town of about 2500, and they've been feeling some of the squeeze, although not quite as much as the local Chevy dealership (both are owned by the same two men - guess they want a corner on the market).

Now Asa, I only got one set of gums and I aim to keep 'em. Maybe you'd like my share of meatballs, in case there's a warm spell and you feel like hitting the links. *grin*

Well, talk to you all later. Better go see if Reagan has started winding down. She's in the other room with Daddy.

Prayers for all!

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69248: Ok get up.breakfast is ready.SPOT

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69249: Morning Porch.
OK Spot. Breakfast looks great.
Boo, that's a sweet thing for you to do for me and the Mrs. Thank you so much.
AFD, you gotta work them gums if you aim to keep em.
Tar for the teeth, meatballs for the gum
Keeps your mouth happy, and is good for your bum.

Well let me do my checklist for preachin.
Salt and Pepper pressed..... check.
Hat polished.... check.
Non pourus socks.... check.
Canadian quarter for collection plate.... check.
Back of shoes shined...... check.
Bottle of NoDoze..... check.
Earrings..... check.
I do believe I'm ready gang.


January 11, 2009 - Msg 69250: Oh, you're welcome Asa. Glad I can do it. I love the poetry you wrote to AFD! :)...good for the bum, eh?..that's interesting.

Sounds like you're ready for preachin'! Hope you didn't grease them shoes (you don't want the cats followin' ya).


January 11, 2009 - Msg 69251: Mornin' Y'all. Thanks for the support-it is really lifting my spirits. I know I'll be fine. Good to know y'all are in my corner.
Asa,I neglected to say how happy I am that things seem to be looking better for you & Mrs. Asa. Continued prayers.
Spot,I got your e-mail.Wrote you back- told ya some 1970's stuff. Back when I was a young dumb YOUT! Ha! Anyway,you'll see.
Looks like rain moving in here.Oh well,what can you do?
Well,better scoot. Have a blessed Sunday all!
'possum (that's how Miss Crump had my name written on her blackboard.Saw "my" episode last night!

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69252: Oops,left off my other )- Miss Crump would whomp me with that ruler of hers if I didn't get it right!

'possum again

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69253: Asa, sounds like you are ready for a good Sabbath preachin'. I love the non pourous socks-you sure don't want the hair on your legs to pop through. You sure about the earrings though? Maybe you better just wear one.

"Me and Opie ain't wearin' earrings."

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69254: Hey possum,asa,Boo and all...well got the lights on in the Churches I hope...I will be going to the funeral home tomorrow..one of my co-worker (and long time grew up together friend) his Mom passed yeaterday...just old age!...but family is fine..she was almost 90..and funny about older peoples names...her name...Ruby-Lee...neat...well Maude lets hit olive garden today for lunch..all welcome..on me...getting cool here in ga..going down to the 20"s this week...well back to the football game...prayers SPOT

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69255:
Asa: Loved the check list.
On the earrings, though..... Those are only needed if there's a visiting preacher the promoting his famous book. Other than that, the earrings are a little much for Sabbath.

Thomas A. Moody

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69256: Afternoon Family:
Just stopped by for a quick read-up and head off to work. M-T when ever you're ready for those free tickets let me know. I can snail-mail them or meet you on the slopes!
We have been so busy here with this cold weather. The Ski resort is booming. Did someone say recession?
Welcome Sally. Glad you stopped by for a rock on the porch. I almost said "rock" then I changed it because of Ernest T. Don't need any of them things flying with this cold weather. Gotta Run. Stay warm everyone. Hey Asa- ~New Neighbor

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69257: Good afternoon porch! Welcome to you Sally did ya'll end up wearing earrings to preachin or not, I'm dying to know! Spot believe I'll let Olive Garden slide on by, not one of my favorite places to go, but I'll be thinking of ya'll while I'm eatin. New Neighbor good to see ya! Just don't make any snowballs with rocks in the center & we'll be alright. HA possum my friend, prayers for you, been there, done that, won't do it again! It's not an easy situation, but you gotta do what's good for YOU. auh2o quit staying gone so long, you need us ya know! Where the heck is Sterling? Does anyone have his email address to check on him. I do declare that man is worrying me, wish he would check in. More later, right now I have to work with some of the Bull Terriers, we have the sweetest boy here from an animal shelter that we are fostering until he can find a forever home. Being a foster home for a rescued Bullie we have to evaluate him on a number of things, does he like other dogs? Cats? Birds? Is he food aggressive? Does he like children? those kinds of things, along with his training, so it's a job, but at least he wasn't euthanized and will have an opportunity for a loving home now. It wasn't his fault some jerk had him. He's a little thin but he's very sweet.
Oh, I gave this site address to a wonderful lady I met through my blog, she may be coming over to visit with us, so ya'll act like somebody will ya? HA
Later taters,

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69258: Hey to the porch.
Welcome to Sally! Also, I'm confused, is Thomas A. Moody, who used to be "Chuck", the same Chuck that has been posting here for some time; (in fact his family's picture's are on Romeenas site)? Or is Thomas A. Moody a new porchster? If that is the case, then welcome to Mr. Moody.
I'll be dogged about the "striking" messages in the archives. I knew about underlines and bolding and italics, but I'll be durned if I knew that "S" stood for strike. I always wondered how people did it. I guess our Mayor helped to "accidently" learn us about that.
Well, I have a lot going on lately, so I don't have much time to post anymore, but everyone take care.
10-4 over and under,
- Hazel

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69259: Hazel,I believe that Thomas A.Moody is the Chuck that's been posting here for some time-the same one with pics in Ro's album.The one that Spot hollers for every now & then-that's my understanding.
Spot,sorry to hear about Miss Ruby Lee.She was blessed to have lived a long life & I'm sure you were blessed to have known her.
Mavis,thanks.Yeah,I've been there,done that too,with the same man-married this guy twice! Sure feel like the world's biggest fool,but that's how cunning an alcoholic can be.I'm pondering over it all,trying hard to think with my head & not my heart.I have had more than enough & he has had chance after chance.Enough said.
Well,guess I'll pop over to YouTube a bit. I love the treasure trove of old songs ("Convoy" not included!) that I've been finding on there. I came across a very young James Taylor playing "Greensleeves/What Child Is This?" on acoustic guitar. Unbelievably pretty.
Y'all take care-love to all.
possum under a rock

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69260: Mavis, yesterday while I was in a car lot, this guy pulled up in a truck and you should have seen the dog in the back of it! It was the biggest pitbull I have ever seen in my life and he was wearing a University of Texas t-shirt. He was so excited when he saw me that it looked like every fiber of his being was going to fly out into the ozone. Talk about friendly, but I would hate to make him mad. I think most people's head would fit in his massive jaws.

God bless Miss Ruby Lee.


January 11, 2009 - Msg 69261: Hello to all the porchsters; hope you all had a blessed Sabbath. It has been busy on this end of the porch, but God has seen me through. Hope everyone is doing well. All my flower bulbs are coming up, and I,m afraid the next cold weather will kill them. Gotta run; God bless all of you and you are in my prayers.

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69262:
Thomas A. Moody = Chuck (family pics on Ro's Photo website)

Sorry for the confusion.

Thomas A. Moody

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69263:
"I'm just a stranger, just passing through."

Thomas A. Moody

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69264: Quote time!!!
Sometimes I like to see a bat!

January 11, 2009 - Msg 69265:
"Well if that's a butterfly, it's a mean one!"

Thomas A. Moody

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69266: Barney: "There's three reasons why there's so little crime in Mayberry...There's Andy, there's me (patting gun), and baby makes three".

Good morning Mayberry. Hope you all have a blessed day today. It's cold here in South Texas (just the way I like it). MIL went to spend the week with her other son and that will be nice. It's going to be a busy week. Sean has his appointment today with the endocrine doc (would appreciate prayers). They are now going to start him on the cholesterol medicine and I will get the lecture about his weight, etc...I just hate hearing it because food is one of those constant battles with Sean.

I have women's retreat this weekend, so lots to do to get things at order here at home, laundry and packing so I may be on the porch less this week.

Please continue to remember Zach in your prayers. I am very concerned about him and he called me last night and is in so much pain and very depressed. He keeps saying he can't take it anymore and he won't talk to his dad about it, so I am going to have to do something today. I hate talking to his dad, too, but I think Zach may turn to drugs or do something worse if things continue (I know he has suicidal thoughts). He saw a counselor and is scheduled to go again this week, but it's not enough and his dad still isn't realizing the seriousness of things. I am thinking about calling the counselor he is seeing and telling her that Zach is this desperate, I just don't know if she will talk about it with me. Zach is begging me not to talk to his dad about it. I know I have to do something, today. I know your prayers of faith can move mountains. Please pray for us in this situation.

Thanks so much,

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69267: "You might not know it Otis,but you were standing naked before me"

"I was NOT,Andy!"

Mornin' Y'all! Hope the week is off to a good start for everybody.I'm going to be quite busy today what with household chores (toss them dirty shorts,Me-They!) and Laci is spending the night with me.She's always good for lifting my spirits,so I'm looking forward to her,although might not get much sleep if she decides to have one of those late night parties of hers!
Guess I'll do breakfast since I don't see our cookin' dog on the Porch yet.Let's head to I-Hop and get some pancakes!
possum under a rock

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69268: Hey Boo. Zach's state of mind must be very frightening to you.Poor boy,to hurt so. I will step up my prayers for him.God Bless and prayers for your Sean as well.

possum again

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69269: Boo I feel so bad for Zach, am I remembering right, he is your friend Karen's son? Maybe instead of you talking to his dad, your preacher could or maybe Bruce could? Or maybe Bruce could talk with Zach? Sounds like he just doesn't want to talk to his dad, some kids don't want to talk with thier parents. I hope you enjoy your "free time" without MIL. teehee
I'm off to work in a bit, ya'll behave. TAM I like that butterfly quote too.
I got a rude, bet you ain't never got no rude!

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69270: I do not remember giving my meatball recipe to Hazel! A girl leaves for a short time and somebody just ups and gives my meatball claim to fame away!

Guess who?


January 12, 2009 - Msg 69271:
"ya know how ya get possum from under rock? Ya jab at 'im with a stick, like this see."

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69272: Ouch!
Quit yer jabbin',whoever you are!
Nip it nip it! Ha Ha!
possum under a rock

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69273:
Asa, you gotta eat them words of message 69231!! ha
I told you tht Warner and crew want it BAD!
Hearing the LOCAL interviews, tho, reallyhelps to see what I mean! Go Cards.

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69274:
"But I want to write my sen-tence" (:

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69275: "Kelsey's pond"

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69276: " Now you're not no account,Ernest T.,you're not no account.. you're just.. ignorant."

"You're just being nice."

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69277:
"twenty-five and twenty-five"

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69278: Hey all...just been busy..thanks possum...Ro I sent you a pic.let me know if i done it right...will send more if so....burger king for late lunch...back in a bit...SPOT

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69279: "HUNT!"

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69280:
I have sterlings email, so i'll give him a jingle.
Maybe he's back to work.
Possum, my prayers are with you.
Boo, my prayers for Zach also, you bet
SPOT- prayers for that family.
HAZel, at first, I thought mayor colt was using his "line item veto!" haha
RO- nope, my memory aint THAT good, I just googled "Convoy lyrics", then just copied and pasted. Ah the internet, what a wonder!!
Asa- your "NoDoze" was funny. Remember when that was all we had, no Red Bull etc!
Ha, I think I am going to actually make up a joke here:
Don't join a church if they are selling Red Bull at the entrance! teehee
Thomas Moody- have you ever used the TAGS Bible Study at your church?
Hey to C Darlig, AFD, Mavis, NN and all.
Prayers for a good day all.

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69281: clumpity, clumpity, clumpity, clump...FIFTY! (:

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69282:
MDC: No, I have not. I've not looked at it, but if it's got anything to do with that preacher from NY, I don't won't anything to do with it. We only hold with Rev. Tucker

Boo: Prayers for Zach. Is he a grandchild?

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69283:
Ooops. Forgot my signature.

Thomas A. Moody

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69284:
Has anyone else here discovered "Google Maps-Street View"? It doesn't cover all towns, but it has many.
Someone evidently has driven these neighborhoods with some type of camera that gives a 360 degree view. You can travel the roads as if you're in a car. My house is in it. Very cool.

Thomas A. Moody

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69285:
Hey TAM I tried to do street view for my suburb
of Phoenix and it wasnt available. shucks!
At the same time, it's a little disconcerting that
there are all these views of our houses available
to the world, the good and the bad.
Our Mayor colt said that he went to the TAGS bible study at his church in Lincoln, Ill, and it
was pretty good!

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69286: Thanks MDC. I got your e-mail. Will you be my brother figure? Ha!
Gotta go- Miss Laci is here wearing a sweatshirt that says " I'm not a princess. I'm the Queen!"

I think ol' possum's in trouble! Ha Ha
I'll see y'all later. Love to all.
possum under a rock

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69287: Well, that's just pretty spooky. I just checked out the Google street view thing, and there's my house, big as life! The picture is a couple of years old, judging by the presence of a butterfly bush that's no longer there, but it's my house, for sure. Actually, it doesn't show anything that anyone driving down the street wouldn't see, but it's still a little scary.

You know, we all tend to get defensive about things that don't matter. I have a friend whose checking account was messed with a few weeks ago - somebody managed to clean about $3000 out of it, which the bank will make good, but still it scared her. Her question was - how on earth did anyone get my checking account number? I asked her if she had ever written a check at the grocery store, or paid a workman, or paid with a check at some dollar store or anywhere else. Well, of course she had. She looked at me like I had three heads when I suggested that she had given her checking account number to every one of those people. Finally, she said, "Oh, I guess that's right." There is no security. We just have to do the best we can.

Well, on that happy note, I'm going to hunt up something to eat. Was supposed to work, the hoped-for call came, and I'm staying home tonight. Starr is delighted. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69288: Ok gang just a check point chickie....been barn building....im gona run and get some chinese take out at Mt Pilot ya wana ride with me possum and asa?....SPOT

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69289: I did that Google thing once; I didn't like it much. Whoever drove down my street and took pictures of my neighborhood happened to pick trash day for us. Our garage door is open (revealing a bunch of junk); my husbands broken down truck was parked at the curb, and yes, the trash can was right in the middle of the view. Our house looks like a real slum-dwelling on that thing. Too bad they can't give a person some notice. I would have had Newton Monroe come over and maybe paint the place. Or at least made sure my garage door was down and the trash can wasn't on the sidewalk.
- Hazel

Barney: "An IQ can be a mixed blessing. Some people want it and can't get it. I got it and had to get rid of it. Life's funny that way."

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69290: you two better hurry up if yer going with me..SPOT!

January 12, 2009 - Msg 69291: We'll just call you Hazel Myers. :)


January 13, 2009 - Msg 69292: Move over, I'm drivin'

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69293: Mornin' Y'all. I have a big breakfast all cooked for everyone-been at it since 3AM! Yep, Miss Laci woke up about that time.She just went back to sleep about an hour ago.So,I've just been up cooking away-ha ha!
Nope,I'm up because I have to take her to Speech Therapy in a few hours.Her mom should be picking her up early afternoon (she had a physical for her new job this morning) so hopefully I can catch up on my rest.A possum can't make it on just 4 hours sleep. Mercy!
Asa,I think that may just be Hazel's last name- after all,she's Myers' chicken! Good call!What was his first name? Frank?
Y'all have a good day & I was only kidding about that big breakfast.Maybe Spot will cook this morning. If not,here's a box of Rice Krispies and milk-best I can muster up!
possum under a rock

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69294: Mornin' Honeys and Dears. I wish I could look at my street, but I am still waiting for hubby to clear up my computer virus so I will have the capability. He has been so busy and the houseplans didn't turn out right, so we still have that to do and the car shopping is still in progress!

Hazel, you are so funny. I wish you hung around on the porch everyday.

Glad you got the night off, Ro. Hope you slept well. Is it cold there? Yesterday was beautiful here....cool, dry and sunny.

Sean's appointment went well yesterday. He sees a very good nurse practitioner in the endocrine clinic. That girl knows her stuff and is very good at explaining things and answering questions. She showed all the past 3 lab results of his cholesterol and they have gotten worse. His LDL was up to 229, which is horrible. She told me it was hereditary and that they are seeing alot of this in kids. Seems alot of kids have high cholesterol and never know it until they are adults and some damage has already been done to their arteries. Seems like I am often hearing of men having heart attacks in their 40's these days. I guess it's a combination of things, including stress. They didn't go on and on about his weight this time, in fact, the nurse prac. said, "As adults, most of us even have a very hard time controlling our appetite. How can we look at a 13 year old and expect them to just be able to do it?". Sean has a normal appetite for a 13 year old and even eats less than some of his friends, but he just doesn't burn the fat as well as they do. She explained how the high cholesterol causes a raise in insulin levels, which makes the body store fat (or something like that). I know I have had high cholestrol and high insulin levels as long as I can remember so the poor kid must have inherited it from me. I think I am going to try and invest in some kind of eliptical machine for him to exercise on.

Sorry to talk your ears off this morning. Did any of you watch the TAGS marathon on TVLand last night? The kids and I watched alot of it. I was not happy with some of the commercials that were on at the time. I wish TVLand would keep it family-friendly. I can't stand that the High School reunion program is coming back on again. I am so sick of the commercial they keep showing of last season, where you see the topless blond jumping into the pool, then you see her in bed with some guy. Why would they show that kind of stuff on a channel like TVLand. Discouraging. Guess I should just look at my DVDs of TAGS with the kids.

Keep your eyes open, Possum!


January 13, 2009 - Msg 69295: Forgot to mention, yesterday when I was in town, I test drove a really nice Suburban with heated seats and a Bose sound system...talk about posh! I felt like Darlene Mason or something riding in that thing. It was an older model with too many miles on it already but it was fun to drive. Those heated seats and nice on your "seat", let me tell you.

Better scoot...


January 13, 2009 - Msg 69296: Where has Me-They been?....I am SO ready for a good moulage and it has been positively ages!!


January 13, 2009 - Msg 69297: Morning porch, Hey Boo, you get that outfit with the heated seats we will be able to say "Boo has hot buns", kinda like Barney announced that Andy has hot knees. Our Jeep has the heated seats and I gotta tell ya, in these cold winter months, I love it, just love it.
I sure hope you can get Sean's weight under control Boo. I remember as a young-un eating like a horse. But I couldn't gain weight for nothing. Today I can see a picture of food and put on 3 pounds. Heck, I had to loosen my belt a notch just reading Possum's breakfast. The sad thing is she later said she was kidding about it, but I was still 2 pounds heavier just reading about it. :)

Get some sleep Possum. 4 hours ain't near enough.

Homemaker, we know you are the meatball queen. No one can forget.

I'll have to check out that street google thing. It could be fun.

Well off to work for me.


January 13, 2009 - Msg 69298: Yep, ASA, I think I would rather have hot buns than hot knees, come to think of it. Of course, it doesn't get cold here much, but it's nice for traveling. Last year I took a four hour trip with a friend who had heated seats and when I got out to walk around, I didn't have the usual stiff feeling I have when I've been sitting in a car for hours. I think it would be a really good thing for Bruce with his back problems, too.

Yes, I hope Sean is able to lose weight. He is still really short for his age and that makes it even worse. He seems to be slow moving into puberty and that probably has something to do with one of the meds he takes. One of the problems we have had is that the med for Tourette's made him have some breast development and he hates it, of course. The only thing we could possibly do for that is to give him a hormone that would make him grow hair like crazy (even on his forehead) and has many bad side effects, so that is out of the question. Seems like the poor kid has alot to deal with but when I look at Zach and Jubi, I realize it could be so much worse. Which reminds me I wanted to give a prayer update on Jubi. She has been confined to home because her counts are so low. She is having a tough time of it. They have really been blasting her with the chemo and radiation. She does have a new puppy, though, which really helps. It's a little pomeranian pup that is blind in one eye, so the owner couldn't find a home for her...until now! According to Jubi's mom, Jubi is taking very good care of her. Thanks for your prayers for her. The older I get, the more I see that prayers are the life raft we need to get us through!

Here is one of life's mysteries...why is it that we never get tired of watching TAGS? I love it every time.


Hello Homemaker....we know who you are. Come back and tell us about the house.

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69299: I just got this update on Jubi from her mom. Her counts are back up enough for her to be around people again and she is very happy. She will be going back in for more chemo next Monday and will be the hospital for three days but mom says it will be easier than last time. Thanks..


January 13, 2009 - Msg 69300: I was searching this Mayberry website for info on Frank Myers and found this other interesting stuff. (see below) But i do recall hearing or reading that Frank Myers was a production assistant on the show, and that they used his name for Myers Lake and for the character of Frank Myers who had the confederate bond.
These are from the FAQ page:
Where did the writers come up with the names used on TAGS?
An unusual piece of trivia was supplied by Paul Gerefi of Fort Lauderdale, FL. He observed that within a 30 mile radius of Andy's birthplace in Mt. Airy, NC, are the following towns: Lawsonville, Walkertown, Crumpler and Taylorsville. The names of such characters as Floyd Lawson, Ellie Walker, Helen Crump and Andy Taylor naturally come to mind.
Who was the announcer at the beginning of the show who said, "The Andy Griffith Show...staring, Andy Griffith....with Ronny Howard. Also starring, Don Knotts.
This answer avoided us for years but thanks to TAGS fan Dennis Hasty we now have an answer. The name of the announcer is Colin Male. He was a former radio announcer in Cincinnati who moved to Hollywood to be part of the motion picture business. (NO, he didn't know Gabby Hayes.)Colin appeared in the TAGS episode where Andy and Helen are caught fishing without a licenses by the game warden (#140 "Andy and Helen Have Their Day") . Colin was the game warden.
Do you know in what episode a dart board was hanging from the bulletin board? It was only shown once.
That's in episode #70, "Lawman Barney." Opie beats Andy in a game of darts, and then asks his pa if he'd like to play for money. Andy says that would ruin Opie's amateur standing, which prompts Opie to ask what an "amateur" is. Andy explains that an amateur plays for fun, while a professional plays because he wants to get paid. Opie decides he wants to be a professional amateur.
The TAGS crew kept a dart board backstage. In between takes Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, and Hal Smith used to like to play darts. Hal Smith always wanted Andy and Don to play for "big stakes," but they would never play for more than a dime. Apparently, at some point Ronny Howard started playing too, which probably inspired the writers to write in the aforementioned scene. The entire scene is often cut to make more room for commercials, so many folks may not have ever seen it.
I was wondering if you know the name of the painting that hangs over the Taylor fireplace in many of the episodes of TAGS?
It's called "The Angelus, 1859" of folks praying in their field, by French artist Jean Francois Millet (1811-1875). A similar work by Millet is called "The Gleaners". Prints of these paintings were not uncommon in American house-holds during the first half of this century.
Can you get a blue and gold sleeve patch like the one's Andy & Barney had on their uniforms anywhere?
You can purchase those at Weaver's Department Store. Look in the "Cool Gifts" section.
Who was the first female to wear pants on TAGS?
I'm fairly certain Peggy was the first female resident of Mayberry to wear pants in public, (the SECOND time she was to go fishing at the end of the episode.) Later on, after Mayberry turned to color, Goober's girl Flora wore slacks when she filled in at the filling station, and Helen appeared in some snug-fitting "dancing" pants in "The Senior Play" (or perhaps those were leggings? Anyway, it definitely wa'n't a dress.)
Watching quiet Sam plant his fields at night, did I hear Barney make a suggestion that maybe Sam's planting a little "happy weed," or marijuana. Did I hear right?
You sure did. Most of the time that scene is cut from episodes aired on TV today. Now that we're on the subject, most folks know that the original epilogues to the 249 episodes are almost never shown on TV these days.
What many fans DON'T know is that there are LOTS of other scenes missing too, not just the epilogues. Many episodes also have opening scenes which have also been cut out, and just about every episode has a couple of scenes missing from somewhere in the middle. Some episode have as many as TEN cuts! Each episode originally ran 24 minutes and 30 seconds in length, not including credits or commercials. Nowadays, the versions shown by most stations run about 21 minutes each. Add those lost minutes up, and it's the equivalent of more than ONE ENTIRE SEASON of The Andy Griffith Show! Terrible, ain't it?

Well, honeys and dears, there ya have it.
There are more interesting Q and As on the Mayberry FAQ page.
Prayers continue for all.

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January 13, 2009 - Msg 69301:
HA! I did a copy/ paste and forgot to take out that last [back to top]. Sorry.
One could get stuck in a "tags loop" if you followed that! haha

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69302:
MDC: I thought you typed all that until I got to the bottom and saw the "[Back to top]", then realized a little plagiarism had been committed. Just kidding. Thanks for the info, though.

I did notice the other day on the tagswc.com's "map" of Mayberry that they had "Dequeen Junction" in NC, when if you watch the episode where that is mentioned, they were actually in Arkansas headed to Shreveport. Everett Greenbaum's in-laws are from Dequeen, AR, which is about 2 hours south of me. Dequeen, AR is MY real life connection to Mayberry, so I'm just a little defensive about that one, if you don't mind!

By the way in the episode where Barney buys a new car there is a scene where Ange and Barn are on the porch waiting for Mrs. Lesh talking about what a major purchase this was for Barney. Then Barney alludes to him buying his mom and dad a septic tank for their anniversary. Well, that was actually a real life event for Writer Everett Greenbaum. He bought Mother and Father in-law's a septic tank, and had their house remodeled with "in door" plumbing down in Dequeen.

That was a good idea. Think I'll do that for my in-laws one of these days too.

Thomas A.

January 13, 2009 - Msg 69303:
TAM, only recently did I discover that one can get to the Porch thru tagsrwc.com or thru
mayberry.com hmmmm.
Well bless your heart, I'm sure they would just love a new septic tank. If they dont find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy! haha