September 14, 2010 - Msg 80819:
Spot-so ya liked my quote! ha Also, on your menu, you gotta get in some fried cabbage, turnip greens, and fried bologna along with the catch-o-the-day. MMM, makin myself hungry! (:

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80820:
Oh, and thanks for the use of your tail, Spot.
The porch looks great! (:

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80821: Ha Ha, Spot, are you kin to Count Telecky? How'd you know I cooked meatloaf for supper?!

Asa, not only did Laci wear me out,but she had what I call an "Opie Taylor fit" (from the episode with the spoiled kid & the bike) and kicked and bit me! Little thing gets mean when she's sleepy!I need some Miracle Salve to put on the bite mark she left on my shoulder-think that would help?

I don't think they are gonna let us back in that Waffle House after Boo's antics!Ha Ha

Well, gonna go watch some tv and relax a bit. Y'all have a good evening.

Prayers for Casey.
possum under a rock

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80822: Uh, sorry about the waffle house, SPOT...I'll try to remember to drink less next time.

Asa, what a subject you got everyone going on! You know, I'm not so sure there is any such thing as a proctologist anymore. Maybe Ro can help us with this one but I think that "Gastroenterologists" cover everthing at and between both ends now. So, if you think about it that way, not such a bad job and a whole heck of alot of money, I'll bet. I know that when i went for my gastroscopic/colonoscopy it was all handled by one Gastroenterologist.

Loved those jokes, had me laughing out loud.


September 15, 2010 - Msg 80823: Boo, and my jokes in Msg 80814 didn't at least make you smile?

from Poor Horatio

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80824:
PH- Ya made ME smile, that's why i had to rib ya and try to top ya! Clarence Earp would be have been proud!'
Possum- your dancin' on the Waffle House counter did help matters any! ha As for Laci's "love mark" try VICKS, the real miracle salve! ha
Boo- your education was worth every penny, and my such words! gastro...hmmm, might be a complesion or even the 'macipation proclamation!
BTW, have you ever seen the "Drive Thru History" shows? I bet Sean would like them for history class!
night all, time for my mela..tonn..z-z-z

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80825: Haha...they were YOUR jokes Poor Horatio! I don't know why I thought they were Auh2o..sorry.

Was that you, MDC (Msg 80824)? I am not familiar with Drive Thru History...


September 15, 2010 - Msg 80826: So Boo, you say these new fangled Docs cover everything from ear to rear huh? I just hope they remember which end they is working on once they get going. Then again those who know me best would say if I ever need brain surgery I would need to sse a proctologist cause my heads so far up my bee-hind he'd be the only one who could find it. And these are my friends saying that mind you. :)

Good names there P.H. I got a good laugh between you and MDC.
Now here are some real Doctor names here locally.
Dr. Walker, a local Podiatrist
Dr. Bone, a local Dentist
Dr. Reinchisel, a local Dentist
Dr. Pugh (pronounced pew) not sure what kind of Dr. he is. He's the feller that gave me my colonoscopy a few years ago.
And the winner, and I am not making this up. A female Doctor. She is a Gynocologist or as A. Bunker would say a Groinacologist.... drum roll please.... Dr. Fillerup. HA! I am dead serious on all of these names and their professions. Odd huh?

Possum, you must be a tasty Possum to have Laci gnawing on you like that. Hope you heal up quick before the possum convention this year down in Muscrat Springs. :)

HM, Hope Casey did well. Holler at us and let us know.

Well seeings how Boo got us banned from the Wafflehouse, maybe we can try IHOP. I hear they dropped the court order on her there.

Boo, did your pup survive his procedure?

Well better get rolling. They want these bank doors open promptly at 8 a.m. anymore. I dunno if this job is worth it anymore. Demands up the ying yang but never a word of thanks.


September 15, 2010 - Msg 80827: "Dr. Fillerup"? Wow, that's a bad one. I think I would have to go by another name if I were that doc.

Yep, my pup survived her procedure and I will pick her up later today. That poor dog was absolutely petrified when i dropped her off. Felt so sorry for the mut. Now I have to figure out how to keep her seperated from Hank so she won't start playing and rip out her stitches. Those two play-fight like they are pitbulls.

Yay! Let's go to IHOP (I don't think they remember me there).


September 15, 2010 - Msg 80828:
If that was you MDC in Msg 80824, then you did make me smile. However, are you sure that your Dr. I. P. Freely is a Proctologist and not a Urologist?
My Dr. Ben Dover went into business with another proctologist, Dr. Tu Cheeks. They call their clinic "Pair-A-Docs". Their ads make this promise "We always get to the bottom of your problems."

I also never heard of the "Drive Through History" shows. I searched the internet and found

Speaking of television shows, I just watched the Gomer Pyle USMC episode where Opie runs away from Mayberry to enlist in the Marine Corps. He wants to serve in the same platoon with Gomer and Sergeant Carter.

from Poor Horatio

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80829:
Yes to Boo and PH, that was me above. The melatonin just worked so fas...z-z-z (:

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80830:

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80831:
Boo, PH, Drive Thru History is half hour shows
presented by a young man, David Shotts. He makes things very interesting, and the latest ones he did were on American History. Here in this area
they air on TBN at 10:00 PM on weekends. Or check out the website. For the first season Focus on the Family produced it, now Coldwater media (whoever that is) is the producer.

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80832:
Oh, PH, if you look back at 80816, I DID say urologist. (:

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80833:
We've been like the Katz and Jammer kids
around here lately! (: I'm surprised no one mentioned Dr. Braunauser! haha

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80834: Here's a good one. I knew of a obstetrician in San Antonio (true) by the name of Dr. Cutbirth. Also knew of a proctologist (yes, they're more correctly known as gastroenterologists now) whose name was Dr. Buttery. Mercy!

Can't afford to sit here jawin' - got much to do. The "Gomer" tribute artist from the Mayberry Cruise, and his wife, will arrive this afternoon. They're staying with me tonight and tomorrow night, and will do a concert/performance at my church tomorrow night. Should be a lot of fun. They're such nice people, and I'm really looking forward to it. Still have a bit to do to before they arrive, and am tired to the bone after working last night, but I'll make it.

Blessings, friends! Wish you were here. --Romeena

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80835: That's "AN obstetrician" up there. Good grief! --Romeena

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80836:
Funny stuff!
Here's one for you RO, why do we say "aN hour"
when it begins with an "h" and not a vowel?? hmm
Have fun with the mayberry friends!

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80837: I have questioned that myself, MDC, and have concluded that it has to do with the pronunciation, rather than the actual letter that begins the word. Since the "h" is actually silent, causing the word to be pronounced as though it began with a vowel, the article "an" is used. We say "an hour", but we don't say "an horse", because the "h" in horse is pronounced. Therefore, the usage of "an historical event" while it sounds just as educated as can be, is really more of an affectation and isn't correct. People tend to use the "an" before "historical", but they don't use it before the root word "history". "An history book" just sounds ridiculous, but many people think "an historical (whatever)" sounds very proper. Language is such a fascinating thing, all the subtle little nuances, and I'm always struck by the way it changes and evolves - not always for the better.

I just heard from my visitors, they expect to get her around six. Good! That gives me time to finish up a few details, bathe Toye Starr and maybe even take her over to her vet to get her nails clipped. I can't believe I'm such a big chicken about that, but I am. I simply will not clip her nails. I'd skip lunch if I had to, in order to pay her vet to do it. Weird.

Well, I got a batch of pineapple ice cream made and packed away in the freezer. Now I need to mash and sugar down some peaches, and in the morning, I'll make some peach ice cream. Made some strawberry yesterday, so when I'm finished, I'll have three flavors from which they can choose. Pot roast is cooked, just need to do some veggies, and we'll have supper when they get here. Gosh, I might even get a little nap in, who knows?

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80838: Another little note. If you're a British comedy fan, you may have noticed that in certain parts of England, or levels of British society, the "h" in "horse" is not pronounced. In novels, it will be written in dialog as "'orse", and is pronounced that way. In those cases, the speaker will use the article "an". We say "a horse", they would say "an 'orse." Further supports the explanation of the influence of the pronunciation vs non-pronunciation of the first letter.

OK, enough of that. Good grief. --Romeena

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80839:
Uh-oh MDC, don't get me started on english words and phrases.
Why is it that when we want to learn, "we go to school".
Yet when we get sick "we go to THE hospital".
But in Canada, "they go to hospital".

I found a Dr. Potti in my area. However, he's not a proctologist.

from Poor Horatio

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80840:
Very good RO! You get aN A+ ! Now if you used Google, I'd still give you a C+ for "Cheating+!" ha
Of course if it wasnt for those darn Anglos and Saxons continually invading the British Isle, there would probably be more of a French influence, as they also invaded! (thus our use of the words like "bouquet".)So history is also very influencial in how the language developed. Even in the U.S., if a true Texan were to visit a true New Orleans resident, I suspect each would think the other was from another PLANET!! ha (Even by their respective pronunciations of the words "New Orleans!" ha
But maybe they could talk it all over with a beer, a sassafras, and maybe some of those delicious snails! ha
"Oh Andy, what happened to your e-y-y-y-e-e-e!"
love that line too.

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80841:
PH, Perhaps he/she is a child phychiatrist!LOL (I obviously used "ha" too much above.) teehee
And also, don't Canadians also go to "university?"
I love the MASH ep when the British officer shows up to visit his men. Quite. (:

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80842: "Dr. Buttery"!..HAHAHAHA! That's a good one. :-D

I'm just curious, PH..what kind of doctor IS Dr. Potti?

Have fun tonight Ro!!

Ok...I need some advice about how to get rid of all these dadburned ants!@*%$#%! Bruce put out a bunch of sugar and boric acid and it did nothing. What next?


September 15, 2010 - Msg 80843:
Hello porch family.....praying that you all are having a great day.

You guys are a trip with all the Drs names.Funny!

Ro...enjoy your visitors. I'm sure ya'll will have a great time.

Boo...Lowes has a spray called Beir (not sure about the spelling) that works pretty good on all little critters. I don't like to use spray but sometimes we will spray around the door opennings.

You all have a Jesus filled day.
Love and prayers!

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80844:
Boo- if they are fire ants, good luck! Those things are relentless, and are moving west! You could do some web looking. Scotts makes some good stuff!
BTW-- I know "sassafras" didnt sound right to me above, and i looked further, and the New Or-lens drink is a "sazerac," and if wikipedia is right, ole Miss Peggy would have been pretty boiled with just one.
So who drove back to mayberry, tall beer andy or sazerac peggy? hmmm

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80845: You beat everthing, you know that, Ben? You're the limit.

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80846: Boo, just as MDC had guessed, the Dr. Potti in my area is a Psychiatrist.
Regarding your ants problem, the last time I had ants coming through my windows, I placed baby powder on the window sills, and that stopped them. Supposedly they don't like talcum.

MDC, yes it's true that Canadians go to university whereas Americans go to THE university.
Also, with Canadian elections around the corner, I keep hearing "riding" mentioned in the news media. No it has nothing to do with transportation. A riding in Canada is an electoral district that is represented by an elected official.
Finally, don't forget that back in Old England, they spoke a Celtic dialect before all those Anglo Saxons changed things.

from Poor Horatio

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80847: Good evening, porch. Pot roast is bubbling in a savory gravy that I'm letting reduce down, veggies are roasting in the oven with olive oil, sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, and some basil, chives and rosemary that I cut from the back yard. Sure smells good. Salad is made, house is as clean as it needs to be, and now I'm just waiting. They should be here any minute.

Boo, and anybody else who might be interested - I finally learned how to control ants. For fireants in the yard, put dry molasses down on the lawn. You can get it at any garden center, it goes down with a fertilizer spreader, and it smells good. It's non-chemical, perfectly organic, is a good fertilizer, and best of all, fireants HATE it! I don't know whether it kills them, but I don't care. All I know is, once I had mounds all over the yard, now I have none. Zero. Haven't had any in three years.

As for the little "sugar" ants that come in the house, Lowe's and the Depot both carry a product called Terro. It comes in about three different forms, but the one that has worked for me is the little flat tray with the clear, syrupy liquid visible inside. You snip the end of the tray, so the ants can get in, and they will. They eat it, take it back to the nest, and in a week or so, no more ants. I keep a little tray on my counter behind the canisters, and a couple in the bathrooms. No sprays, no residue, no danger, and no ants. The dry molasses outside may have helped, but even after I started using that, I still saw the little ants in the house, until I got the Terro. I've tried the other forms of delivery of it, but the little trays have worked best. About a month ago, after my trays had gotten very, very old, I started seeing a few ants on the kitchen counter again. New trays - no ants.

Well, guess I'd better go watch for my friends. Have a great evening, everyone. Wish you could be here, especially tomorrow night to see Gary as "Gomer." He's unbelievable! --Romeena

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80848: G-o-o-o-o-l-l-e-e

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80849: SHAZAM!

September 15, 2010 - Msg 80850: WoooHoo! Thanks Ro...I'm finding some dry molasses tomorrow! You know, we deal with so many things out here in the "wilderness"..the stickers are such a nuisance (I pulled one out of my foot and sat on one in the living room today!), the bugs (big ones), and now those dreadful ants are just everywhere. They get into the dogs food the minute you set it down and if you stand still too long they are crawling on your feet and biting you. We have the little sugar ants and the big red fireants. BUT, guess what we got today and it's wonderful?? Hummingbirds!! I saw a couple buzzing around by the porch so I put out my hummingbird feeder and you shoulda seen 'em. It blessed my heart so much to watch them hovering around the feeder and flying across the porch. Lovely little things!

PH, I will try the baby powder if they try to come inside. One thing I tried in my last apartment was putting sticks of spearment gum around. That always kept them out of the kitchen. Now I am dealing with 5 acres full of them, though...can't buy that much gum.

Did you throw some coffee in that gravy, Ro? Just wondering...


September 15, 2010 - Msg 80851: Golleee, I sure wish a tribute artist would come to Idaho. I've never seen one in person, although I have watched 'em when Floyd posts them on the Mayberry site.
sorry, no time to chat,
- Hazel

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80852:

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80853: Boo dont pull yer back moving that stove cause ya spilt bacon grease back there and now you have aints!...and I talked to the Manager at the Waffle house and he wants to work ya part time wed and thu 4 to 8...well hey horatio,Rev,Hazel,MDC Romeena,NN,HM....Tom,Lucy...yall think or is it just me...there sure a lot of porchsters missing or just check in every week or so...I holler at Mavis on FB pretty reg...and a few others..they better get back to rocking!...well slow here at work watching some dumb SiFi movie about a storm that probably did"nt cost $2000.00 bucks to make..and thats buying cast and crew lunch for the whole 3 days of filming!!but after all it is 4am.....ok we better let the waffle house calm down a bit..Asa said they have dropped the court order at I-Hop....lets all wear rubber noses and hats and see if we can sneek in....see ya there at ...7:00 or so....peace out ...yall be cool now...SPOT

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80854: Hey you got me a job at Awful House, SPOT?? Way to go!

Come back and spend some time, Hazel.


Brisco D: "Stop that boy! You want yore face to freeze that-a-way?!"

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80855:
Morning porch family.....raining today on the road here in KY. Wife says it's still dry back home in SC.

Ro....I'll have to try out the dry molasses next spring when we get those fireants in the yard. They get all over our yard. Thanks for the tip. don't work too hard watching those movies at work:)

Gotta get moving....have a blessed day.
Love and prayers!

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80856:
Spot, could you see the fishing line attached to the rocket ships? ha
Also, as boo said earlier, i think facebook is taking a few. There is a TAGSRWC page and another TAGS page there now.
Possum and i were there last night. Sorry buddy!
and sorry about the pointy stick possum! ha (:
Prayers for ya all today!

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80857:
Oh REV, is the CD out yet?

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80858: It must be Possum season or something,MDC. Not only did I have to put up with those "possum" comments of yours over on FB,but Spot emailed me a possum joke picture that I didn't like! He got a "rude" for that one! LOL

Oh yeah,I totally agree with the thoughts that FB has stolen some of the Porchsters away. It's ok to have fun over there,but don't let it keep you from the Porch -where you got your start,so to speak! The Porch was here long before Facebook,after all. I'm just sayin'..

Well, since Spot took us to I-HOP this morning, how about lunch at the Diner? My treat,if somebody will leave a quarter tip for Olive!
possum under a rock

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80859: Good morning, porch. Gary and Teresa just left, heading up to the church to get things set up for tonight. I didn't go, I'm quite sure they can do it without my help. We have just had a great visit so far, and they even think I'm a good cook! No, Boo, I didn't put any coffee in that gravy, because I didn't have any made, but if I had, it would have surely gone in. I always put coffee in the gravy when Dale was here, because he always had a pot of coffee going. I don't drink it, so I never make it.

I'm having a wonderful time with Gary and Teresa. They're both just the kindest, most delightful people, and great houseguests. They just came in and made themselves at home, and that's what I really like. I actually cooked breakfast this morning - made Aunt Hazel bacon, fried some eggs, toasted some bagel thins, and sliced up a peach and an apple. We ate in the sunroom, and it was so pleasant. They'll be back in an hour or so, and then we'll pick up Eloise and go find some lunch, and mouse around town a little. What a great way to spend a day.

Blessings, friends. --Romeena

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80860: Quick comment regarding the dry molasses -- I would suggest putting some down now, and then again in the spring. It's a great organic fertilizer, and it promotes natural organisms in the soil, including the beneficial nematodes. Those little guys eat ants and their eggs, by the way. So - put it down now to start improving your soil, and then do it again in the spring before the ants get started. You'll be glad you did.

Boo, if you'll get on a program of putting out corn gluten meal (spread it like fertilizer) it will go a long way toward relieving your stickerbur problem. Trust me, it works. I put it down in the fall and in the spring too, just like the dry molasses. Actually, they can go down at the same time if you wish, but I usually let a week pass between them. --Romeena

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80861:
Hey there MDC.....Sorry...I thought I had posted about the cd, but I guess not. But yep it's out and we've had a great responce from it in the concerts throughout the summer. But most of all brother (the part that means so much to me), we've received letters, emails, etc of people's lives encouraged and changed as a result of a song. THAT'S what it's all about...nothing else! That's what keeps me on the road all these miles:)

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80862:
Possum.....I've got the tip

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80863:
RO- between your natural lawn care and my natural
health care, we'll become known as the au naturels! ha
Possum- not to worry, I was "born" on this here porch and will always remain true to my roots! (:
I see the three places as being different anyways,
and that's a good thing.
I wrote to Pappabear about a week ago. will let you all know if I hear from him.
Thelma Lou: Yeah, but CROW shootin'!

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80864:
Rev, maybe you did and i forgot.
i'll check the website.

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80865:
I was just watching the "Goober's Contest" episode, and noticed something I never noticed before. After "driving" his car to Goober's gas station early in that episode, Floyd has a short conversation with Goober. Floyd's speech was the most slurred I have ever heard. Then when the scene changed to a rear shot of Floyd driving away from the station, it is quite obvious that they used another actor in place of Floyd to drive the car away. Although I knew Floyd was sick during the color episodes, I'm surprised at how much he was used in this particular color episode.

from Poor Horatio

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80866: Good noticing PH. That was the last episode with Floyd in fact. His health had really deteriated by that point. I find this episode a bit hard to watch for that very reason. It makes me sad to see how bad Howard McNear had gotten. I give accolades to Andy for bringing him back after the stroke. They really did some creative things when filming so that folks would not notice how limited he was.

OK folks, my Barney impression. "What's it gonna be? Facebook or The Porch? Because that's just about the situation as it exists!!!" HA! JK folks. You can do both. The Porch ain't Barney and Facebook ain't Edgar Coleman. Do both. :)
Or I could play Andy. "Either you're gonna run with Facebook, or you're gonna run with the Porch!" (ha, I can just see Helen getting herself all worked up now.)

Well I gotta get my hat polished. Gonna go see that new picture show at the Grand tonight. The Monster from Mars. I'm all keyed up.


September 16, 2010 - Msg 80867:
PH- I know what you mean. Each time I see that ep I sort of "cringe" because of that very thing.
I'm not sure if HE wanted to do it or what, but I think they should not have let him do so. If you look at the ep sequence, that is pretty much his last one or very close to it. quite sad.
My favorite Floyd ep is the escaped cons one.
"Better do what they say, AL." (:

And, where is our BIg maude??

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80868:
oops, asa rocked forward on my toes

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80869:
Asa, there you go again using that vulgar term!! (:

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80870: Ha! Asa, you crack me up! As I was reading your Barney 'take' on Facebook, I thought about the "running with Facebook" thing- then as I read further I saw you had the same idea! Love it!

I noticed how frail Howard M. seemed in that episode too. It is obvious that's not him driving off. He looked bad in the "Old Sam" episode too- the way he sat there clasping that fishing pole.And he attempted to describe how big a fish was by spacing his hands apart,but he only used one hand. Sad.

Thanks for getting the tip, Rev.,and congrats on a successful CD! Whoo hoo!

Y'all have a good night,no matter who you're running with! Ha!
possum again

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80871: Hi. I'm going over to Facebook now.


September 16, 2010 - Msg 80872: Gotcha!...just kidding. ;-) I always come to the porch first and always will. It's like home.


September 16, 2010 - Msg 80873:
Asa, you took the words right out of my mouth. It was sad watching Floyd in that episode. But I was thankful to Andy and the producers for giving Howard the chance to continue working after his first stroke. If I remember correctly, Howard's wife once said that working helped keep Howard's spirits up during that difficult time of his life.

MDC, funny you should pick the escaped cons as your favorite Floyd episode. If I remember correctly, that was the last episode Howard performed in before his first stroke.

Floyd is my second favorite TAGS actor (behind Barney of course).

BARNEY: "I swallowed my gum!"

from Poor Horatio

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80874: Well hello gang ...thanks for supper possum..I think Asa I both left a quarter....oh well...aint got a hat on to go put on one and pick it up!...well got the clothes in the camper oil changed in the tonight and tomorrow night and then Zoom to the lake...hey Romeena,Rev,Boo and all...ok ...watching 2 and half men then shower...back in just a bit...SPOT

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80875: Hi guys. . . .The countdown is in single digits now. . . Thursday is the big day. He has a big last weekend planned. He wears contacts so we went today to get some regular glasses for the hospital and home for after his surgery. So much to do! He also needs to get a haircut soon. He likes it cut on #1 - he gets a buzz job everytime but I always convince him for #2. Don't know if I will let it be a 1 or a 2. . .it may be awhile before his next one. I don't mean to be making such a big deal of this but for us it is a major deal.

The Crack Away Daze festival is this weekend and a goat auction and my 30th class reunion. Too much to do.

I'll try to catch up with the archives.


September 16, 2010 - Msg 80876: Oh - something that I said to a friend of mine today - "Unemploments up, Poverty is up, Foreclosures Up. . . .how's that Change working for you??"


September 16, 2010 - Msg 80877: Boo be careful with the dry molasses and your animals. They love the stuff and you will have a donkey and a few goats with the . . . .well, the poops. It ain't a pretty site - nope let me tell you - it ain't pretty. Any baby goats yet? Did you call the woman?


September 16, 2010 - Msg 80878: Okay I am chatty Cathy but I read the archives about docs. There is a doctor is Marble Falls, TX that does not accept insur@nce. There is a flat fee you pay him every year and he is basically your personal physician at your beck and call. He accepts a limited number of patients and when the patient list is full. . .he doesn't add more.


September 16, 2010 - Msg 80879: Hi All.
Spot I say to send some rain not a bad storm like we had tonight .


September 16, 2010 - Msg 80880: The great count down is on HM!..prayers..and yea TOM we sure could use some rain for sure..grass is crispy!..and will have to give the okra and peppers a shot of water tomorrow before camping..well its snack time...Capt. Crunch and mayfield whole milk!...well my work night begains...SPOT

September 16, 2010 - Msg 80881: you all have a wonderful mayberry day


September 16, 2010 - Msg 80882: Hi Frankie what new there?
Just had a bad storm come by and dunp rain


September 17, 2010 - Msg 80883:
Spot-It's more fun at the duck pond! ha
Just ask Barney exactly WHy he want to go to the duck pond? (:

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80884: Got ya MDC...well my work night is about over its about 5:20am...had a good quite night..all lights on..gona go home and sleep till about 12 or 1 and get up and wash the camper...whew now thats a a ling camper brush that a hose hooks into and has a soap container that mixes it with a valve...its pretty cool will reach to the top without a ladder...ok....Boo layed off the coffee at I-hop this morning so we are still good there..lets all (since its Friday) head to Cracker Barrel on Boo and I....Possum Asa and I will swing by and pick you and Maude up...(hope folkd dont talk)...dont want to be in Mayberry after Midnight!...ok let me get the truck cleaned out for the ladys.....SPOT

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80885: You know what, PH? I don't think that is anything we have had a poll about yet...Who's your top three favorite TAGS characters? Andy and Opie (top two), then Otis for me. How about the rest of you?

HM, when it comes to one of your young 'uns, any surgery is a big deal. No, I haven't "called the woman" yet because I'm beginning to think none of those goats is pregnant! Now you got me wondering if I would rather have ants or goats and a donkey with the "poops". We are stilling having so much trouble with those stupid dogs I just don't know what else to do with them. I tied them to the back porch yesterday because Hank managed to pry up the chain link on the dog kennel and escape and while he was tied, he chewed up one of the porch posts. Bruce went out last night to fix the kennel and got eaten up by mosquitos only to find that they got out again last night. I don't know what to do next! I'm at a loss.

Cracker Barrell on me!


September 17, 2010 - Msg 80886: Morning all. Happy Friday. Yiperee!!!

Get your truck cleaned good Spot. My hat still is polished from last night so I'm good to go. Not sure if I should wear my uniform or my civies though. What do you think? I'm a little hard looking in my civies.

HM, I'm sorry. I thought Casey's surgery was this week. Anyway, you are all still in my prayers.

Hey to Francis.

Tom, hope you stayed dry in that storm.

Hope you all have a grand weekend everyone. (as opposed to a grand weak end lol) I can't help it. My mind just works that way. :)
Prayers for all. Especially for Boo.


September 17, 2010 - Msg 80887: Whoops Boo. Didn't see you there. Hey to you.
For me it's Barney, Andy, then I kinda cotton to Emma Brand/ Watson. She was only on a few episodes but dang she was a hoot. To bad she had to pass on so soon.


September 17, 2010 - Msg 80888: Good Friday porch! I have been busy with work this week. Thanks for asking about me MDC

thanks for the ride SPOT! Sure had a good time ridin around with you and Possum! Hope folks are not talking about us this morning.

had a terribe thunderstorm about 10 last night. hail, lightning and lots of rain!

Gonna be busy this week end, going with Beth to the high school homecoming game tonight, guess I should do house chores tomorrow and then Sunday we are taking a day trip to Dollywood with Beth and one of her friends. I need a day away from things in general so I am looking forward to that.

We have an appointment with an attorney this morning to get our wills, power of attorney's and living wills set up. Been thinking about this for a while and seems like it is something we need to take care. Hopefully, it will make it easier on our kids. It is pretty cut and dry as we don't have a lot to sort out but still seems important tp take care of this at this stage of our lives.

Prayers for BOO. Thanks for Cracker Barrell.

anyway menu for lunch will be: roast beef sandwhiches, chips, SLAW. little debbie cakes. tea, lemonade to drink.

Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80889:

Barney, Floyd, and Opie for me, in that order.


September 17, 2010 - Msg 80890: Good morning, Porchsters! Sorry it's been so long, but I have been doing my history research, getting through this thing called life and dang it, just been feelin' a might poorly lately. Won't go into it, but my spirit and momentum just isn't what it used to be.

I am making some real progress in my history research that will benefit NW Arkansas and open a new chapter to their own historic background. There are many that are excited about it as am I and I can't wait to share it with them soon!

We've been getting rain, rain and rain here in the Kansas City metro area! I cant quite catch my overgrowing lawn again due to the fact that the lawn is constantly soaked. It is getting cooler here in the mornings so the lawn is soaked in dew, then the rains move in and squash any chance of mowing it in the late afternoon or evening.

I'll weigh in on this favorite characters poll. My top three are Barney, Andy and I'd say Briscoe.

Hey RO - Let's hope you dont have to save "Gomer's"'ll never get rid of him! You'll go around from here on out tagged as a "life saver woman!" LOL!

And by the way....there is a chiropractor (hope I spelled that right) here named Dr. Boring.

Sorry I've been away. I''l leave some tea out later on today to make up for it.

Have a great and happy day, y'all!

John Masters

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80891: Oh, by the way, Asa

Kansas City 1-0
Denver 0-1
San Diego 0-1
Oakland 0-1

Nuff said'


September 17, 2010 - Msg 80892: Hi All.
Big Maude- that was the same thubderstorm that can by hrer about8:4- and stay to about 10:00.

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80893: Boo, have you ever watched The Dog Whisperer program with Cesar Milan? Check out his web site at for helpful hints about controlling dog behaviour. Or you may have to hire a local dog whisperer in your area. Try searching the internet.

Gee TON, seems like your area is either having too much heat or too much rain. I'm glad I don't live there.

As I mentioned earlie, Barney is my favorite TAGS character and Floyd is #2. As for #3, I'm having trouble choosing one.

from Poor Horatio

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80894: Oops, I made a typing error in my last post. It should be:
Gee TOM, seems like your area is either having too much heat or too much rain. I'm glad I don't live there.

from Poor Horatio

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80895: Boo, I was poking around Cesar Milan's web site and found a page that should definitely interest you. You can get training tips online by going to

from Poor Horatio

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80896: Boo, take Ro's advice and get the Terro for those ants. That stuff works wonders. It's like Vicks... for ants... except it doesn't help them... and don't put any under your nose. ;)

Favorites? I'd say, Andy, Barney, and Gomer. Although I might be thinking Gomer because I liked him on Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. where he had a bigger role , but Gomer is Gomer wherever he was.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80897:
Asa- and she was only in her "40s" and admitted it! (: ha
No. 1 for me is Barney! His lines and expressions
said it all! I liked the early Opie better than the later Opie. Then Floyd.
Most versitle was Allen Melvin who played roles from house detective to produce peddler.
Good for you Maude. Hope it is also in Trust form, as that eliminates probate.
Boo- you are a bird in this world! (: Prayers.
John- good to see you and that the research goes well!
To show how much things have changed these days, my bro and I were talking how we used to carry pocket knives to school, and at recess we would play "stretch" where we would throw the knife in the ground, and the other person would have to try to stretch to reach it, and the nuns used to watch us play it!! ha
RO- How did the concert go?
Have a good day all!

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80898: Howdy, porch. Well, my "company" left about an hour ago, and I was sorry to see them go. Their concert went very well. The crowd really enjoyed them, and I heard several people ask the coordinator to invite them back. Gary and Teresa are both very talented, and Gary's "do" of Gomer is spot on. They're wonderful house guests, because they don't act like "guests", they're just like family. I mentioned that to them, and Gary explained it perfectly. He said, "Well, we ARE family. The family of God." He's right, of course. Still, I know a lot of good Christians who would not dream of removing their shoes, or just getting up and helping themselves to some ice cream or whatever. I had made it plain that I wanted them to feel free, but not everyone will take you at your word. When someone does, then I feel like I've succeeded as a hostess. Anyway, I really enjoyed their visit, and look forward now to seeing them again in about a month on the cruise.

Today is the anniversary of the birth and death of my little grandson, Logan. He's Eloise's grandson as well, and we always go to the cemetery together on the day, but this year, I think we'll go tomorrow. We've both had a big week, and we'll be going to the same area tomorrow to watch Logan's brothers play ball.

As for me, right now, I think a nap is in order. Blessings, porch! --Romeena

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80899:
Oops, 80897 was me!

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80900: You'll be in my thoughts and prayers Ro, mdc

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80901:
Happy Birthday U.S. Constitution, 223 years old today. Let's hope and pray that it continues to be honored and followed!
Let's see now, how did ole Barn put it...WE (Andy: the) WE THE
(Andy: People) WE THE PEOPLE... (:

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80902: GUESS WHAT?!! I am the proud grandmother of two new baby goats. :-) Turns out Holly Berry (our goat who is partially paralyzed in her backend) was pregnant afterall. Just when I decided she wasn't, we discovered two tiny kids with her this afternoon. She did it! Good Holly Berry. :-) Bruce came into the house at around 2pm and said, "Hey Mama" then he just looked at me for a few seconds while I stood there like an idiot, and then he said, "There are some new baby goats out back!"...I yelled for Sean and Vicki and took off running. She had two darling little babies; a boy and a girl. The boy is white with a dark head...sort of a dark auburn color and he is big and strong already (and LOUD), and the little girl is smaller with a white body and red head like the mom. She is weaker and not nursing as well, so we are keeping a close eye on her. We got them all tucked away in their pen with some fresh hay before the rain started. It is raining cats and dogs out there right now. Well, that's it for my exciting evening. The bad news is that the other goat (Strawberry) might still be pregnant so we might end up with two or three more babies! Not really what I wanted.


September 17, 2010 - Msg 80903: You have traditional boer goats - red head (varying shades of red, from dark to light) with white bodies. Congrats that you didn't have to assist, that is a good momma and she will probably be a good momma.

Enjoy and let's get some pictures!!!


September 17, 2010 - Msg 80904: wow, Boo, what a story! Was she "with child", er, "goat" when you got her? Or did she get that way after you got her? (can't remember if you have any male goats). Have you named them yet?

My 3 TAGS favorites would be Barney, Otis, and Floyd. And yes, Asa, Emma Brand is right up there too. Sadly, we weren't asked to pick 4 favorites...
- Hazel

Briscoe: That haircut of yours might be city-style, but your heart was shaped in a bowl.

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80905:
Hello porch family prayers are with you all during this time of remembering that precious little grandchild. I feel honored to say I have visited the gravesite.

Boo...congrats on your new grandnanny" and grandbilly:)

My that's tough.....Barney, Andy and I guess Gomer. I really need to list about 7 to get my full list of favs. But the fact is they all have there special place to make Mayberry what it is.

Think I'll go back here in the motorhome, get in bed and watch a ep of TAGS before going to sleep.
You all have a good night and be sure to "hug" Jesus tonight in your prayers!
Love and prayers!

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80906: I agree, Hazel..Emma is awesome. Concerning the goats, the mom Holly Berry had to be pregnant when we took her home, although the owner didn't know it. She had not been intentionally bred but our other goat, Strawberry had been before we took her be having some more this month. We went with "berry" names for the new babies; the boy is "Chuck Berry" (Bruce's choice) and the girl is "Cranberry". She is still not nursing very well but we have given her some milk with a syringe and even had her inside with a heating pad while it was raining outside and she is getting stronger, I think. I may be taking her to the vet in the morning if she is still not doing as well as she should.

HM, I can already tell that Holly is a good mom to the kids. She is very attentive and has been trying to get the smaller one to nurse. She is a very nice goat..kind of our favorite. I called your friend in Spicewood to ask her advice about Cranberry and she called me back while I was in the shower and I missed her call. I am going to try again tomorrow.


September 17, 2010 - Msg 80907:
Spot....meant to tell ya bro I got tickets to the final game of the regular season between the Braves and the Phillies on Oct 3. My wife, my daughter, her boyfriend and myself are going. Hopefully they gain a few games before then. Praying for good weather:)

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80908: I'm going to try to get you to some pics of the goats...those of you who are on facebook should have already gotten them. Here goes:

September 17, 2010 - Msg 80909: It worked.


September 18, 2010 - Msg 80910: Boo, when I click on your link, a Facebook sign up page appears. I reckon us folks who don't have Facebook accounts can not see your photos.

from Poor Horatio

September 18, 2010 - Msg 80911: I'm sorry, I should have thought of that PH.


September 18, 2010 - Msg 80912: Mornin' Y'all! Congrats on the Baby Goats,Boo! Why don't you send your FB pics of them to Ro for the album?
My 3 fave TAGS characters would have to be Barney, Gomer, and young Opie.

Let's do LEAST favorite! In that case my picks would be Warren,Sam Jones,and Millie.

Breakfast at Spot's doghouse- get to cookin' Spot,we're on our way!
possum under a rock

September 18, 2010 - Msg 80913: Funny least favorite choices. Here's mine: Mayor Stoner (big #1), Charlene, and Warren, and if I could name a fourth it would be Aunt Bee (don't hate me for it).