October 9, 2000, 7:11 pm Msg #399
Sounds like a great time in cold Alabama at the 40th reunion show. Thanks MPO, Nice,Real Nice Mary Grace and Mr. Foley for the pictures, and NRNMG for the story. Idelle, hope your Mom is okay now. About Buddy-the missing boy- last night they called off the massive search and scaled it down to about 8 people. No sign what so ever of Buddy or the dogs. Now they are focusing on investigative part. It's going to be below freezing tonight. I just pray Buddy and his two dogs are warm and fed. Thanks for your prayers. Everyone have a good night now. Stay warm.

Miss Ellie

October 10, 2000, 7:33 am Msg #400
Low and lonely over you....

October 10, 2000, 10:07 am Msg #401
Happy belated birthday to Idelle. Hope you had a good'n.


October 10, 2000, 10:15 am Msg #402
Hello all my Mayberry pals. I haven't checked in lately. For all those birthdays I've missed, I hope it was the best ever. Have a great day all! Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 10, 2000, 12:53 pm Msg #403
hey briscoehowsabouta tune?

October 10, 2000, 12:53 pm Msg #404
hey briscoehowsabouta tune?

October 10, 2000, 12:54 pm Msg #405

October 10, 2000, 4:21 pm Msg #406
Hey Miss Ellie, and a belated happy birthday to you. I haven't checked in here lately and didn't realize that I'd missed your big day. Hope it was a special one. And to everyone who's been concerned about little Buddy Myers, to the best of my knowledge there's no news of his whereabouts. Let's pray he and his dogs will be found soon. It's getting cold around here at night. Lydia

October 10, 2000, 5:52 pm Msg #407
To all those who want to hear a tune from me, I don't have my jug with me. I will be back in the jugging business again soon. Thank you all for your patience. Hello Non-Signers! You all are cool. Hey ~Des~! Love to all, Dave :-)

October 10, 2000, 5:55 pm Msg #408
By the way, Dave=Briscoe Darling Jr. Ooops! I'm no good ~Des~! I'm just no good! :-) Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 10, 2000, 5:58 pm Msg #409
By the way, Dave=Briscoe Darling Jr. Ooops! I'm no good ~Des~! I'm just no good! :-) Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 10, 2000, 7:36 pm Msg #410
Hahahaha!!! You're ept, Junior. :-) Deana... err, I mean ~Dež~!!

October 10, 2000, 8:32 pm Msg #411
Say this, "You're Briscoe Darling Jr, and you are as good a man as any."

October 10, 2000, 8:53 pm Msg #412
new pics of little robert:



October 10, 2000, 9:04 pm Msg #413
ollie, that is one beautiful baby. You have been truly blessed..


October 11, 2000, 12:34 am Msg #414

October 11, 2000, 6:23 am Msg #415
Hey y'all, POOR HORATIO posted a message over at Miss Crump's and I told him about the "new porch". We should be hearing from him soon.

Opie Taylor

October 11, 2000, 6:53 am Msg #416
Hey Ollie, I put a link to Trivialities from the "menu" frame of the TAGSRWC web site!!! It's down toward the bottom and folks will have to scroll but I hope this'll help folks find your site!!! You've done a great thing for the folks of Mayberry and you've got a right to be mighty proud!!!
Allan "Floyd" Newsome

October 11, 2000, 9:23 am Msg #417
Have ya'll heard that there are only 2 more issues of the "Bullet" and that's it? forever? How's come? Anybody heard?

October 11, 2000, 10:18 am Msg #418
Hey #411, Lol! Thanks! Some one musta put some, "artificial moon" in my jug. Hahaha! Howdy ~Des~ an' all! Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 11, 2000, 10:20 am Msg #419
Hey #411, Lol! Thanks! Someone musta put some, "artificial moon" in my jug. Hahaha! Howdy ~Des~ an' all! Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 11, 2000, 11:14 am Msg #420
Hi! and Hey! For those TAGS fans. I'm a trifle timid, as I've never visited this front porch type of thing. Hope Poor Horatio makes it here! Love, Aunt Bee-e

October 11, 2000, 12:08 pm Msg #421
hey thanks floyd !! much appreciated!
"a man does with what he's got" :-) (ps thank y'all for making me just a LITTLE bit more of a proud daddy. anymore and i might just BUST hehehe).

October 11, 2000, 12:32 pm Msg #422
that was me , ollie incase nobody realised it.

October 11, 2000, 12:37 pm Msg #423
Hey Everyone, so glad to find Trivialities!!!! I use to visit the porch often and when it went away I felt like I'd lost an old friend. cgirl

October 11, 2000, 1:38 pm Msg #424
"be it ever so humble, there's no place like home...."

October 11, 2000, 2:01 pm Msg #425
(in reply to Msg #420)

Hi, Aunt Bee-e! Good to see you finally made it! I think you'll enjoy yourself here. We've got some of the friendliest folks you'll ever meet. So just jump in where you can and hang on!

BTW, where is that pretty pink font color of yours?

Opie Taylor

October 11, 2000, 2:32 pm Msg #426

Just thought it was time I dropped in over here and found out what all the commotion's about! Pretty nifty format. Hey to Opie Taylor and Aunt Bee-e. Viola Slatt

October 11, 2000, 3:17 pm Msg #437

October 11, 2000, 3:43 pm Msg #438
oops. i was workin under there with them spiders and had to erase those posts (they were all tests of mine: no body's posts).

dang get this : my VCR broke!! no more tags till i get it fixed..........


October 11, 2000, 3:47 pm Msg #439
I'm trying to change my font color, hopefully it works!

October 11, 2000, 4:04 pm Msg #440
One brief update on the little 4-year old boy who's missing here in NC. One of his dogs turned up yesterday which I guess they're taking as a good sign. Keep thinking the good thought, everybody. Lydia

October 11, 2000, 7:04 pm Msg #441
Hi Lydia, good to see you, and thanks for the birthday wishes. I hope if someone has Buddy that they are treating him and his dog well. I'm glad the other dog got home. Hey BDJR, and Viola Slatt and cgirl and welcome Aunt Bee~e. Lovely day here in Mayberry. Warming up again. Miss Ellie "Mr. Fix-it." Andy

October 11, 2000, 7:07 pm Msg #442
Ollie, RW is cute as a button. Miss Ellie "Handsome as a baby, handsome as a man."

October 11, 2000, 7:16 pm Msg #443
thank you ellie, he gets it all from his ma. :-)


October 12, 2000, 12:35 am Msg #444
Oh my gosh, ollie - little Robert is ADORABLE!!! Thanks for sharing those pics. :-) Opie, good news about Poor Horatio! Glad you were able to tell him about the new porch. Lydia, thanks for the update on Buddy. Where could he BE?? I'm still praying. Hey to everyone! ~Dež~

October 12, 2000, 6:47 am Msg #445
Hey, Viola! Welcome to Trivialities, I'm happy to have you join us! It always makes the place brighter when you're around (even during the fights!)

ollie I hope you get your VCR fixed soon! Got yourself a cute kid by the way.

[in reply to Msg #439] This is how you change your font color: Type in <font color=tan> to make your post tan! Always remember when posting with a font color to turn it off at the end of your post by typing </font>! So, this is what you should have typed;

<font color=green> Hi, Billy! Good to see you again! BTW, how do you like my font color?</font>

and when posted, this is what your message should look like:

Hi, Billy! Good to see you again! BTW, how do you like my font color?

Simple, see?

I'm still praying for Buddy. Thanks to all of you that have kept us up to date.

Opie Taylor

October 12, 2000, 11:37 am Msg #446
Pooooor Hoooooratio? Where are you???

October 12, 2000, 12:29 pm Msg #447
sometimes i like to see a font

October 12, 2000, 1:42 pm Msg #448
Pictures from the Birmingham TAGS event are now up at the Mayberry Giants: "Hit One for the Ol' Goober" place.

October 12, 2000, 3:29 pm Msg #449
Uh, I won't bother with another link but there are about 20 more pictures on the various M'Days 2000 pages too, compliments of Therapteic.

October 12, 2000, 3:52 pm Msg #450
those are great MPO! i swear one of these days maybe even next year, me verleen and little robert will make it over there to ONE event at least.

well, i'm here working at home today, and nobody is here: which is a better work environment : ususally, robert bangs on the door hollering "DADDY!" until i get him and sit him on my lap so he can type too. he's a pretty good emailer. and he icq-ed my boss the other day....... haha. he comes up with shortcut keys that i didn't even know existed.

on matlock yesterday, it was the one where don knotts is trying to fix ben's sink. ben comes in and there he is eating a sandwich. he says "i found this stuff in the refridgerator and thought i'd eat it before it went bad". hehehe.

hey has anyone read the "blue book" about andy griffith? it's kinda short, and talks about his stage career as well as him as lonesome rhodes, and how he took that charactar home with him at night.......spooky..... i thought that was a pretty neat book.

oh, BTW, in the lefty frizzell book i just read there is this pic inrrrr there of hank and lefty at ernest tubb's record shop singing after the opry. well i blew it up so i could print it out on photo paper and noticed that it's a better photo than that: in the back ground, you can see audry williams talking to ET, rose maddox, chet is off to the side, don helms the steel player is half hidded by somebody, and jerry rivers the fiddle player is somewhat obvious in there. i thought that was something.

anyhow, better git


October 12, 2000, 5:47 pm Msg #451
Hurray! I found my way here! Wouldn't it be easier (maybe not possible tho) to have the newest postings at the top. It's gonna be alot of scrolling at the end of the month! A sandwich Ollie? I thought Ben ate only hot dogs! I don't think I could eat the amount hot dogs he goes through. I would hit burn real quick. I have browsed through the "blue book" but if you are speaking of his autobiography, I was hestitant to purchase it and read it because it was "unauthorized" and sometimes with the unauthorized bios, you can't always tell what is fact and what is fiction. I did just buy the new book "Mayberry Memories" and think it is just fabulous. Nice site here! TJ

October 12, 2000, 6:09 pm Msg #452
hey to tj! yeah some folks have mentioned the new posts being at the top, but i did it this way because that's the way the old porch was formatted. here in a few days, i'll take down the "votes" that are here now, and put one up for top or bottm new posts.

(ps it was barn's character that was eating the sandwich :-)

oh, and i am fixing to "sweep" the place soon. if it gets too cluttered on here, you can always email me and i'll sweep it. :-)


October 12, 2000, 6:44 pm Msg #453
there's just something about a man with a broom....

October 12, 2000, 7:00 pm Msg #454
Hey back to Ollie! Thanks for making me feel welcome and home here! :o) I am SOOOOO happy to hear that it was barn's character in "Matlock" eating that sammich! Ben's so known for his yen for hot dogs, that it would make one wonder! I am sure for dinner he has something more nutrious and filling! Fixing to "sweep" the place soon...check Clutter I can email you...check You'll clean up that mess...check Any rules that I need to be aware of so no citizen's arrests are made on me? Different or the same as Miss Crump's? I want to be a law abiding citizen even if I sneak in a jar of Aunt Bee's Pickles every now and then! I never made it to "The Porch" so don't know what it was like. I was just coming to Miss Crump's as it was going. TJ

October 12, 2000, 8:45 pm Msg #455
ben is also big on chili :-) anyhow, as far as rules go, well, as long as nothing is too dirty, like too dirty for say, your kids to read, and as long as you ain't mean to anybody, well, i guess that's about it. aside from rule #1: obey all rules :-) i kinda would like things to be somewhat related to TAGS, altho obvioulsy personal , freindly type stuff is great, and you know, sharing stories etc etc. it's all in the mayberry spirit anyhow.

and i guess i oughtta welcome all the newcomers to come on in and sit a spell and chit chat! (if i ain't around much, just keep on talking like you were doing :-)


October 12, 2000, 8:58 pm Msg #456
"i don't know anything about rock and roll..... and don't care......" ben matlock

October 12, 2000, 9:06 pm Msg #457
Beautiful moon out there tonight. Welcome newcomers! Haven't heard anymore news on Buddy, the missing boy. I think it should be the top local story, but the news doesn't. Everyone have a goodnight now. Miss Ellie

October 12, 2000, 10:29 pm Msg #458
Hi folks...just checking in to say hello. MPO sure did a wonderful job on posting all those MD00 pictures.

I'm gearing up for the weekend...am gonna rest rest rest and do homework homework homework. then maybe Gilly will take me over to Morelli's for a nice dinner.

You all take care! Idelle

October 13, 2000, 5:45 am Msg #459
Hey, folks! I was just curious to know, in which state do you live, and if you don't mind telling, your age? I'm posting from NC and am 15 years old. How 'bout yourself?

October 13, 2000, 8:32 am Msg #460
Miss Ellie, I'm an October baby also, October 9, when is yours? cgirl

October 13, 2000, 8:50 am Msg #461
I am currently "transplanted in Tennessee but hope to move back to "My Hometown", Cleveland, Ohio next year. As for age, well let's see, a girl isn't supposed to tell but I can say I am more than twice your age Msg #459... :o) TJ

October 13, 2000, 9:59 am Msg #462
Hey to the Porch (uh...what do we call this place anyways? I mean, hey to the trivialities don't make much sense)

Hope I wasn't too pushy


"Pearly onions just twang mah buds!"

October 13, 2000, 10:02 am Msg #463
Hey to the Porch (uh...what do we call this place anyways? I mean, hey to the trivialities don't make much sense)

Hope I wasn't too pushy


"Pearly onions just twang mah buds!"

October 13, 2000, 10:13 am Msg #464
Burt- his buds twanged twice in 3 minutes time. That'd be a picture no artist could paint! Just funnin on ya, son. hehehe

October 13, 2000, 10:18 am Msg #465
MPO great pictures!! Hey to the Porch Your healthy girl, Flora

October 13, 2000, 11:12 am Msg #466
Okay, I'm trying to font in a different color. Never done this before. I've got everything crossed I can cross, fingers, toes, eyes, arms,legs..etc and see if this works. Hope all our well today with our Porchsters. Message 459 I am 47 and live in North Carolina too. Cgirl, my birthday was on the 3rd of October. Happy Belated Birthday cgirl ! Miss Ellie

October 13, 2000, 11:15 am Msg #467
Hey I did it ! Thanks Opie Taylor for the instructions ! Today is Friday the l3th, we have a full moon and I have a black cat ! Halloween should be tonight ! Miss Ellie (a fonting fool now)

October 13, 2000, 11:18 am Msg #468
cgirl, your birthday is the same as John Lennon's, right? I'm Deana, from San Antonio, Texas, and I just turned 45 in July (which is a more palatable way of saying I'm 45 :-) ~Dež~

October 13, 2000, 11:20 am Msg #469
Btw, mighty good fontin' there, Miss Ellie. You're the CATS! You have no idea how long I've wanted to say that again. I'm finally back in the company of folks who know what I'm talking about! *S* ~Dež~

October 13, 2000, 12:03 pm Msg #470
go ellie, go ellie! :-) atta boy, luther!hahaha


October 13, 2000, 2:33 pm Msg #471
Hey Deana ~Des~, Yep I have the same birthday as Lennon and if I'm not mistaken Richard Nixon! How is the weather in Texas today, I understand it's been pretty hot there this summer. I was in Tennessee a couple of weeks ago visiting family and had beans and cornbread everyday for lunch. The restaurant that my sister and went to everyday for lunch sure knew how to cook beans!!!After the fourth day when we walked in the waitress asked, beans and cornbread again, we both said YEP!!!!! cgirl

October 13, 2000, 3:47 pm Msg #472
Lennon and Nixon - now that's what I call diversity. LOL! It's sunny and mild here. Might get some rain this weekend. We just got five days of rain in a row, more than we've seen since June. Praise be! :-) Just weeks ago we were in the middle of a drought and record high temps. One day it got 111░ here, and the next day it was 112░. Fergit that! ~Dež~ P.S. Beans and cornbread.. now that sound gooooood.

October 13, 2000, 4:03 pm Msg #473
Hey, Miss Ellie! Good job! I think using a font color when posting help identify the poster and their personality! Here's a web page that will help you with the many different font colors you can use when posting. Thanks to Mr. Newsome for putting it together!

Font Colors

Opie Taylor

October 13, 2000, 4:33 pm Msg #474
Happy beautiful weekend to all. Shore wish I had some o' them beans and cornbread right now!!!

October 13, 2000, 5:09 pm Msg #475
I don't much think this color will look good here with a white background. I just wanted to thank Ollie for getting this place set up for folks. I know that so many Mayberry folks missed "The Front Porch" and I just didn't have time to get it done myself. Ollie's running a nice, easy going "porch" at that. So far, I've enjoyed visiting here even more that the old Porch because folks are being nice and neighborly to one another. Keep up the great work, Ollie.
Allan "Floyd" Newsome

October 13, 2000, 5:27 pm Msg #476
Highlight with your mouse---->Hey to everyone. From an October Friday the 13th Ghost!

October 13, 2000, 5:29 pm Msg #477
he crawled in there to keep warm

October 13, 2000, 6:38 pm Msg #478
Good Friday the 13th evening everybody! I know this is not really an autumn color, but I wanted something with a little pank in it, like my corsaige from Gomer. Two weeks since Mayberry Days & one week since Birmingham and I'm already wishing for another get together with my Mayberry friends! Mayberry memories & Mayberry friends are so addictive; you just can't get enough! Hope you all are having a wonderful evening. Nice realnice MaryGrace

October 13, 2000, 8:35 pm Msg #479
Hello, everyone! I'll post in color now, but you can rest assured that once I've slept, I won't remember how to do it again. Just wanted to say that everything's okay in Mayberry! --Elinora (now, how do I skip a line so my name's below, after a doublespace? Used to be I could just hit 'enter' then a '.' then 'enter' and there was a gap. Well, a gap with a '.' in it.)

October 13, 2000, 8:39 pm Msg #480
Don't mind me--I'm just checkin' to see if the purple got turned off. --El.

October 13, 2000, 8:43 pm Msg #481
elinora , type :

for a new paragraph and
for a new line till i fix it in the program :-)


October 13, 2000, 8:44 pm Msg #482
oops :-) try her again:

<p> for paragraph

<br> for new line


October 13, 2000, 9:38 pm Msg #483

October 13, 2000, 10:46 pm Msg #484
Hey porch!!

October 13, 2000, 10:52 pm Msg #485
hey backattcha!!

October 13, 2000, 11:01 pm Msg #486

Hello everyone;
I can't believe I'm here. Good thing I posted on Miss Crump's Blackboard where Opie Taylor saw it and informed me of this new location where the old Front Porch people post. Thank you Opie Taylor for the info.
I just wanted to say that I missed all of you since The Front Porch disappeared in early July. I hope you are all doing well. I don't have time to read the previous postings tonight. See you all soon.


October 13, 2000, 11:02 pm Msg #487
Hey Porch. this is agood day we had some sun today. love you all tom

October 13, 2000, 11:04 pm Msg #488

Hello everyone;
I can't believe I'm here. Good thing I posted on Miss Crump's Blackboard where Opie Taylor saw it and informed me of this new location where the old Front Porch people post. Thank you Opie Taylor for the info.
I just wanted to say that I missed all of you since The Front Porch disappeared in early July. I hope you are all doing well. I don't have time to read the previous postings tonight. See you all soon.


October 13, 2000, 11:07 pm Msg #489
Can it be? Is it really? It's.... it's.... POOR HORATIO!!!!! Outstandin to see you!!!

October 14, 2000, 5:16 am Msg #490
Hey to Mayberry! So nice to see ever'body. I realize it's been a LONG time since Mayberry Days (TWO WEEKS AGO NOW!), but I just wanted to say how much fun me and my new bride had in Mayberry, meetin' all the folks and just takin' it easy for a few days. We included MD2K as part of our honeymoon since we both love TAGS and, after all, Mayberry is what brought us together in the first place!

I'll be getting some pictures posted soon so's folks can see 'em. Thanks to MPO and Therapetic and Nice, Real Nice Mary Grace and Mr. Foley for all the pictures posted over at MPO's site.

This place feels just like home, you know that? Thanks again, ~ollie, for puttin' it together for us.

I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
"Oh I did too, I did too. I forgot it the minute it happened."

October 14, 2000, 7:27 am Msg #491
First, I want to say great big Hello to

! Good to see you finally made it!

I'm just pickled pink to see y'all using font colors! Excellent job, Nice, Real Nice, MaryGrace and Elinora! When ever you're ready, I'll show you how to post with a different font style!

Rafe Hollister! How you been pal? We've missed you over at Miss Crump's! How come you're not using that lime font color of yours?

Opie Taylor

"You think you're kidding. Listen, an IQ can be a mixed blessing sometimes. Some people want it and can't get it. I got it and had to get rid of it. Life's funny that way, you know?"

October 14, 2000, 9:11 am Msg #492
Hey Gang! HEY MCB, Did you see my note a few days ago about Gilly seeing Mrs Cookie Bar on last Friday? He said she didn't know who the heck it was! LOL, so tell her the guy who was riding by her in a truck, and honking wasn't a stalker, it was Gilly! LOL.

Miss Ellie, thanx for your well wishes for my mom, she is better now. ((((hugs)))))

Flora, Girl, sorry you couldn't make it to MD00!! We missed your smiling face. This year it were ME who got the Elvis scarf and the little kissy! LOL. Just ask Emma, she was there!

Going to the Used Book Store Sale Bonanza today! Whew hooooo! (Try saying THAT three times fast!) You all have a good day! And act like somebody!


October 14, 2000, 9:11 am Msg #493
oh oh, looks like Opie Taylor didn't turn off his italics...and now I'm crooked!!! Is it fixed now? Ide

October 14, 2000, 9:13 am Msg #494
I'm ept I'm ept!

Course Ollie did this board and made it easy for me! ;)~ Ide

October 14, 2000, 9:44 am Msg #495
Okay, here goes--

Did it work? Did I get a new paragraph?

I ain't gonna try this in purple AND with gaps...I don't trust me.

Poor Horatio, you're right about us "old Porch people." I'm no spring chicken anymore!

--Elinora (Gosh I hope that worked or this is gonna look REAL strange.)

October 14, 2000, 9:46 am Msg #496
Woo-HOO! Ollie, you are the cat's!


October 14, 2000, 9:46 am Msg #497
Oh, MAN! I'm SO ept! (that is, if the purple's off now.)

October 14, 2000, 10:18 am Msg #498
How's this look?

October 14, 2000, 10:19 am Msg #499
Yuck. Okay, how's about this?

October 14, 2000, 10:20 am Msg #500
I'll DO it! Just me messin' with the bulletin board, folks. ~Dež~

October 14, 2000, 11:24 am Msg #501
I just got an email from a neighbor I don't know who's screen name to thank or write back to. It was entitled "Mayberry/Atlanta" and looked like a newspaper clipping of a movie set or an archival 1950-60 newspaper clipping of a real city. It came to me from R. Proctor. I looked at the wbmutbb memberlist and don't see the name. I'm sorry I can't make the connection with the screen name. Can anyone help a friend out? TJ

October 14, 2000, 2:34 pm Msg #502
I have added to the current interactive story that is being written anyone want to write the next piece? TJ

October 14, 2000, 4:01 pm Msg #503
Hey to everyne! Idelle, I saw your post. What a hoot! I mentioned it to her. She doesn't remember any honking or any truck. Ask Gilley what kind of car it was. It was probably her. Things like that din't register w/ her like they do w/me. Anyway hope all is well. I'm catching up on my My 3 Sons watching from the marathon last week since its all Charlies Angels this weekend on TVLAND. Ill Be glad when they get back to a regular schedule!

Mr. Cookie Bar

October 14, 2000, 5:34 pm Msg #504
When you turn on it, remember to off it.

October 14, 2000, 5:42 pm Msg #505
Mr. Cookie Bar? I'd be interested in your opinion of the My three Sons Bub years marathon. I saw a lot of TAGS people on there- Hilda Mae, and Mrs. Rigbsy to name 2. Didn't some of the early episodes seem kind of dark and unusual? For once, I think I like the color eps better. One things for sure, Tramp sure deserved an emmy. What do you think? Lillian

October 14, 2000, 5:44 pm Msg #506
I'm offing it,
I'm offing it!

October 14, 2000, 7:17 pm Msg #507
Just a note for you. I appreciate your prayers for Buddy, missing boy, age 4. SADLY, he was found dead. The police didn't release anymore information than that because of compromising the investigation. The family has agreed to take lie detector tests. Buddy's other dog has not been found nor returned home. May God touch those who mourn him. Miss Ellie

October 14, 2000, 7:54 pm Msg #508
Miss Ellie, that is so very sad. May Buddy rest in peace. May those who loved him be consoled by the multitudes who prayed for him.

October 14, 2000, 9:59 pm Msg #509
Hey, Idelle! Sorry about forgetting to turn off my italics. "Dirty me, dirty me, I'm disgusted with myself." It should be off now.

Miss Ellie, I'm so sorry to hear about Buddy. I will continue to pray for his family and friends during this time of mourning.

Dež, I like that teal font color of yours!

Elinora, you're coming right along with all this fontin' and paragraphin'. Keep it up! You're doing great!

Opie Taylor

Okay, everything should be turned off now.

October 14, 2000, 10:15 pm Msg #510
Lillian, you are correct. The Bub years were a whole different breed. Yes, there were alot of Andy players on the old black and white. Saw Asa in one. There was also a character named Mayberry in another. They were both filmed at Desilu and debuted within days of each other in 1960. Anyway, I, too am sorry to hear about Buddy. That's a terrible thing to happen to a small child. I thank god each and every day that my 2 are safe and warm. Everybody have a good evening.

Mr. Cookie Bar

October 14, 2000, 10:21 pm Msg #511

October 14, 2000, 10:23 pm Msg #512
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: FROM MISS ELLIE: The report I heard was in error (I think on my part) THERE ARE ONLY RUMORS of little Buddy's death, but unfortunately these rumors are hampering the investigation. They are also tearing the family up I'm sure. So let us all keep a good thought and send up a prayer that Buddy is safe. Not in all this time have I heard his parents mentioned. I apologize for my part in this misunderstanding, but my husband swears he heard the same thing on the news that I did earlier. I was on the phone when the news came on and I misheard or either they misreported. Thanks for your prayers and understanding.: Miss Ellie

October 14, 2000, 10:26 pm Msg #513

October 14, 2000, 10:34 pm Msg #514
Now back to being my fonting fool self. Tom, you are right about it being so long since Christ was born, but not much longer until He comes back for His children. I'll email you my address.

The out pouring of love and concern for Buddy and his family, where ever he may be is typical of this great Porch. Ollie, you are just a wonderful guy to bring this back to us. Hey to everyone.

Lillian, just what do you put in those famous meatballs? Good to see you.

Hope everyone saw that gorgeous moon the past few nights.

Love you folks, Miss Ellie

October 15, 2000, 12:11 am Msg #515
Rafe, Mayberry brought you and your new bride together? Tell us about it, please! That is just awesome!!!!

October 15, 2000, 1:36 am Msg #516
hey, y'all~~ **prayers** for Buddy.
good ta see Poor Horatio, especially, but also alla y'all-- old friends an' new.
awhile back I posted that I got a bunch of Andy Griffith comedy and music files in .mp3 format. I jes' got turned on to a place called WhaleMail.com that'll hold up to 75MB of files, then I send a notification to folks who'll be directed to a special URL to download the files four at a time. these are what I have:
Addressing the U.N.; Andy And Cleopatra; Hamlet; Love Poems - Togetherness; Romeo and Juliet (cuts off); St. James Infirmary; The Discovery Of America; The Fishin' Hole; The preacher and the bear; What it Was, Was Football; Whoa Mule (with the Dillards).
this ought to work better for sharing than that "go to the newsgroup" idea I had before, all ya gotta do is write to me and tell me which ones you want. ~~~love, Leon

October 15, 2000, 6:59 am Msg #517
(#514) 1% meat, 99% breadcrumbs. ;-)

October 15, 2000, 9:29 am Msg #518
an' all this time I thought it was made of green cheese...

October 15, 2000, 10:28 am Msg #519
Sighhhhhh!! "My Three Sons"-the Bub years... Those first years were the best years just like the first years of TAGS. Why does it seem when the classic shows, like "My Three Sons"-the Bub years and TAGS, changed when they turned in production into colorized episodes? Was it the mind just thinking b&w brought more simpler times? A change in the times? A change in writing and production? The cast for the most part was in place.... TJ

October 15, 2000, 11:38 am Msg #520
Miss Ellie? Lydia? Any news on Buddy?

October 15, 2000, 12:07 pm Msg #521
Nothing new on Buddy. They won't broadcast much news as it may compromise the investigation. As of yet, no sighting of Buddy or the dog have proved to be him. Just keep praying positive prayers. God listens. Miss Ellie

October 15, 2000, 2:04 pm Msg #522
Good Sunday afternoon to everyone. I'm on my way down to Wally's for a bottle of pop. They have three new flavors; they have raspberry-lemon, tangerine, and pineapple-lime. Anyone wanna come along? My treat. I just got a dividend check for my 1/8 share of stock. Now we'll have to assign seat 'cause I don't wanna overload the springs on my new car. Now I'll drive, so I'll sit in the front.

October 15, 2000, 2:07 pm Msg #523
Good Sunday afternoon to everyone. I'm on my way down to Wally's for a bottle of pop. They have three new flavors; they have raspberry-lemon, tangerine, and pineapple-lime. Anyone wanna come along? My treat. I just got a dividend check for my 1/8 share of stock. Now we'll have to assign seat 'cause I don't wanna overload the springs on my new car. Now I'll drive, so I'll sit in the front.

October 15, 2000, 2:10 pm Msg #524
OH! I forgot to tell y'all. You can get a Mayberry email address if ya want. It'll run ya $9.95 a year plus a one-time set-up charge. But it may be worth it to some of ya. I got mine . . . . hehehehehe . . . . . It's Barneyfife@mayberry.net. Now don't that just clutch ya!?

October 15, 2000, 2:16 pm Msg #525
Well, looking at the credits in the early episodes(My 3 Sons)ther ewere some writers/directors that were cutting their teeth as it were on this show. For example, Gene Reynolds of M*A*S*H directed some of the early episodes. In the later color years, they were directed by Fred DeCordova, who used to direct Johnny Carson. That might explain the later smarminess.Also remember you lost William Frawley in the last black and white season and got William Demerest, a totlally different personality. Plus the sries switched from ABC to CBS the following year and went to color as TJ mentioned. I think the black and white added to the charm where something is lost w/color. I think w/ TAGS evrybody was tired by the fifth year and they were jist running through the paces. I'm not sure if Don Knotts had stayed it would have made the color eps any more appealing(sorry Emma).Anyway, hey to everyone and hope you all are having a pleasant Sunday.

Mr. Cookie Bar

October 15, 2000, 7:29 pm Msg #526
Buddy Myers' dog Sasha, returned home alone today. Skinny and skittish,but okay. Police trying following her footsteps (maybe the scent I don't know) and found nothing. Buddy has been missing l0 days. The story is at www.wral-tv.com I had kinda hoped Sasha would stay with Buddy until he was found, incase he is outdoors, Sasha could keep him warm. He only has on a tee shirt,pants,and shoes because he disappeared on a hot day. Miss Ellie

October 15, 2000, 7:39 pm Msg #527
TJ, I know exactly what you mean. For the most part, those b&w episodes are far superior. However, Gilligan's Island managed to maintain its dignity during the color years. (har har snork chortle...) **Barn, that tangerine pop sounds mighty fine! I'll DO it! MCB, I agree. Color is too real; we can see that any old time. Black and white affords us a measure of fantasy which I find quite charming. Miss Ellie, I don't know what to make of Sasha showing up. I'm just gonna keep on praying. Thank you for the updates. ~Dež~

October 15, 2000, 7:40 pm Msg #528
Oh phooey.. forgot my fancy fontin'... ~Dež~

October 15, 2000, 11:40 pm Msg #529
Hello everyone! This is my first visit to the porch, but I've been a TAGS fan from the very first show! I'm very sorry about Buddy, and my prayers are with him and his family. Someone mentioned Ben Matlock and his hotdogs. I can't imagine, what with doing several takes, and the vorocious way he ate them, that he'd have any appetite at all come suppertime! Also, there seem to be some country music buffs here, and I have a question that's been buggin' me. Back, I think, in the late 70's, early 80's, there was a singer whom I thought was Kitty Wells, (turns out it wasn't) who lost a son. She then dedicated a song to him called, appropriately, "My Son". Anyone recall that? Just sign me: Moonbeam McSwine

October 16, 2000, 12:34 am Msg #530
Idelle Bushey.... Doggone ya! :-0 I've been looking for yours and Mr. Swchump's e-mail and ain't been able to find it. I have something I need to say to you all so if you would write me @ JudithHoo@aol.com, I'd 'preciate it.

Howdy to everyone elst. Hope you had a good weekend.

October 16, 2000, 12:12 pm Msg #531
Topic: If you could walk down Main Street in Mayberry during 1961 just once, who would you stop to talk to and what would you say?

October 16, 2000, 1:21 pm Msg #532
I'd talk to the bookie barber and I'd say, "I wanna put 17 million dollars on Decidedlyto win the Kentucky Derby next year!"

October 16, 2000, 2:39 pm Msg #533
I'd stop by and see if i could get a manicure from Ellen Brown.......

October 16, 2000, 3:56 pm Msg #534
I would stop by the Diner and see Juanita and check out the lunch special. Did Juanita ever appear in any of the shows? I have probably seen all of them and I don't remember ever seeing her. cgirl

October 16, 2000, 3:56 pm Msg #535
I would stop by the Diner and see Juanita and check out the lunch special. Did Juanita ever appear in any of the shows? I have probably seen all of them and I don't remember ever seeing her. cgirl

October 16, 2000, 3:57 pm Msg #536
Sorry about the double message, my finger just got away from me!!!!!

October 16, 2000, 5:50 pm Msg #537
No CGIRL, none of us ever saw Juanita. We just had to imagine what she looked like...and oh how that imagination could run wild! Ha. If I could have walked down mainstreet in Mayberry I expect I would have stopped by the courthouse to meet Andy & Barney and hope that little Opie & Aunt Bee might stop by while I was there so I could meet them too. Or maybe even some of the other colorful characters we have all come to know & love. Gollee! I would just like to have met EVERYBODY if it had only been possible! NRNMG

October 16, 2000, 8:25 pm Msg #538
I'd stop Andy! ("Aw pa, can't I look at the purty man?") ~Dež~

October 16, 2000, 8:33 pm Msg #539
Hello, fellow Trivialitiesers. Well, don't quite have the same ring as 'Porchsters,' do it? But it's nice, REAL nice to be here and able to say it to all of y'all.

My prayers for Buddy and his family and those who are worried and grieving.

I'm headed to Arkansas in two more days to see my son get his Eagle Scout award at the Court of Honor. I'll get the 'mom' Eagle pin, too...and hooWEE am I ever proud!


October 16, 2000, 8:34 pm Msg #540
Hmmm. Wonder why that weren't purple? Oh, well.


October 16, 2000, 9:44 pm Msg #541
Hey ya'll!.

October 16, 2000, 9:46 pm Msg #542
that weren't brick red. go figger.

October 16, 2000, 10:12 pm Msg #543
Hey to Elinora! The reason your post font color wasn't blueviolet is because you forgot to put an = sign in between <font color="blueviolet">. An easy mistake.

NRNMG the reason your post font color didn't show up is because you didn't put a space in between <font color=hotpink>. You'll get it right next time.

Opie Taylor

October 16, 2000, 10:18 pm Msg #544
Opie Taylor, what did 541 do wrong?

October 16, 2000, 10:19 pm Msg #545
[Msg #542] Try <font color=brick red> and it should work.

Opie Taylor

October 16, 2000, 10:33 pm Msg #546
You capitalized the "d" in <font color=brick red>. I try it again and it should look like this:

This is what the font color brick red looks like.

Opie Taylor

October 16, 2000, 10:48 pm Msg #547
How's this?


October 16, 2000, 10:50 pm Msg #548
Shazaam! Thanks, OpieT. You manage to correct in *such* a nice way!


October 16, 2000, 11:00 pm Msg #549
Thanks, Elinora! I'm always glad to be a help, and it nice to know that I haven't seemed too pushy! J

October 16, 2000, 11:15 pm Msg #550
Ok how did you do that smily face?????

October 17, 2000, 9:18 am Msg #551

October 17, 2000, 10:42 am Msg #552
Hello fellow posters! I think I would like to talk to Aunt Bee. She reminds me of my Aunt Louise (God bless both their belated hearts). I'm like Dež, I think Andy is a purty man when we was young.

The police are puzzled over why they didn't find the dogs since they came back home and kind of think someone has Buddy...now all this time his parents have never been mentioned. Thanks for the prayers.

Today is my Granny's 89th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANNY ! Miss Ellie "Everybody on the truck."

October 17, 2000, 11:50 am Msg #553
Good Morning all! Yes, Andy was (and still is)a purty man for his age. Thelma Lou is right purty too. Now wouldn't Andy & Thelma Lou have a made a right purty couple! Hope you all are having a Mayberry Day! NRNMG The sun's gonna shine in your back door one day!

October 17, 2000, 11:52 am Msg #554
Happy 89th Birthday to Granny!

October 17, 2000, 12:34 pm Msg #555
Wow it's so colorful here I like it, Happy Birthday Granny and Hey to the Porch, Flora

October 17, 2000, 12:45 pm Msg #556
wow is rite! look at all the colors! i feel like i'm on one of them hippie busses....... :-) hope all is well with everyone.

< font color=tiedied>ollie (hehehe)

October 17, 2000, 2:06 pm Msg #557
[In reply to Msg #550] This is how to make a smiley face. Type, <font face="Wingdings">J</font> and when posted it will look like this J. Now what I did is changed the font style. The font style "Wingdings" are symbols. So it is very important to remember to turn it off. If you want to make a sad face type in a capital "L" instead of a "J". Give it a try C. If you want to make a thumb up like I just did type <font face="Wingdings" size="5">C</font>. Got it?

Hey, to Miss Ellie! Thanks for keeping us informed on little Buddy.

Flora, grab yourself a font color and join the crowd, you too ollie!J

Opie Taylor

"Better phone him, Al."--Floyd

October 17, 2000, 2:16 pm Msg #558
Oh, yes! I almost forgot,

Happy 89th Birthday, Granny!

Opie Taylor

October 17, 2000, 2:47 pm Msg #559
i don't see no smiles or thumbs ups. all i see are a J and a big ol' C.

October 17, 2000, 3:41 pm Msg #560
you may have overridden the font settings in yer browser or not have the font installed on your system, 559....

October 17, 2000, 8:00 pm Msg #561

October 17, 2000, 8:02 pm Msg #562
Look! A mouse!


October 17, 2000, 9:08 pm Msg #563

October 17, 2000, 9:36 pm Msg #
Is that the mouse that climbed in Aunt Bee's freezer to keep warm?

October 17, 2000, 9:40 pm Msg #
Hello Mayberry!!!J

October 17, 2000, 9:44 pm Msg #
Hello Visitor!

October 17, 2000, 9:47 pm Msg #
Where did the message numbers go? It is that time of year.... did the count steal the counter?

October 17, 2000, 10:26 pm Msg #1
Just wanted to let you all know that the "Hello Mayberry" was not me. It must be a pink impersonator of me. NRNMG

October 17, 2000, 11:04 pm Msg #2
Leon's html tutorial

October 17, 2000, 11:06 pm Msg #3
Leon, hope you don't mind, I posted the link to your html tutorial page-it helped me get a little more ept!!NumberThree

October 18, 2000, 8:21 am Msg #4
Saw two episodes back to back last night!!! How many episodes did Ernest T. Bass appear in? Who can name them? cgirl

October 18, 2000, 8:54 am Msg #5
Ernest T. appeared in five eps. They were:

1)Mountain Wedding

2)My Fair Ernest T.

3)Ernest T.'s Education

4)Ernest T. Joins the Army

5)The Englishter and the Irishter (I know I screwed that title up!!)

He also appeared as George the TV repairman.

Just love all the colors and the font lessons!


"Your education was worth every penny>"

October 18, 2000, 8:55 am Msg #6
...and it helps to proofread!

October 18, 2000, 9:06 am Msg #7
George the TV repairman??? Whose TV was he repairing? cgirl

October 18, 2000, 9:09 am Msg #8

October 18, 2000, 9:57 am Msg #9
Ahhhh.....what a nice mornin'! It was pleasant evenin' last night, so I sat out on the porch and enjoyed myself with a bottle of pop. It got a little too quiet, though....so I "barked" a few times, and got every dog in the neighborhood going. And ooo-weeee....that's a mess of dogs! Hahaha. A special "hey" to Miss Ellie, Rafe, **Barn, Emmett, and Martha!

October 18, 2000, 10:47 am Msg #10
Has everyone checked out T he Old Remshaw Place at wwww.mayberry.com/tagsrwc/index.htm. (Hope I did all that right.) Anyway, it is way cool. Ang

October 18, 2000, 10:51 am Msg #11
That should work better . Ang

October 18, 2000, 10:53 am Msg #12
Aw forget it. I'm inept at linking!

October 18, 2000, 12:05 pm Msg #13
does message 9 say anything, or was the count here again?

October 18, 2000, 12:07 pm Msg #587

October 18, 2000, 12:08 pm Msg #588
don't ask me what happened to the counter.........it's a spooky kinda time of year :-)


October 18, 2000, 12:09 pm Msg #589
isn't it wierd that message number 13 was the last one before the big numbers came back?

creepy, that's what it is, creepy....

October 18, 2000, 12:12 pm Msg #590
posts disappearin, links not workin, numbers all mixed up....

creepy, that's what it is, creepy....

October 18, 2000, 12:21 pm Msg #591
gomer! gomer? .. . .. . . .. . GOME? lol


October 18, 2000, 12:41 pm Msg #592
Sniff....sniff.....message 9 was mine, but now it's gone! I don't know what happened.....I musta stepped in a closet or something'! Am I back...or am I in the Twilight Zone?

October 18, 2000, 12:44 pm Msg #593
Hey.....mebbey Mrs. Mendlebright took my message! Mebbey the wattage was too high! Whaddaya think?
Bulbsnatcher (lower wattage now)

October 18, 2000, 12:48 pm Msg #594
Hey.....mebbey Mrs. Mendlebright took my message! Mebbey the wattage was too high! Whaddaya think?
Bulbsnatcher (lower wattage now)

October 18, 2000, 12:50 pm Msg #595
May be the fallout....it's affecting our milk.

October 18, 2000, 12:58 pm Msg #596
hey bulbsnatcher yer post is there: highlight it with your mouse: it's just i a white font on a white BG it seems........


"there are forces loose in the atmosphere....."

October 18, 2000, 1:31 pm Msg #597
Hey! My post is back! Did ya fix it for me, Ollie? How did it get in a WHITE font? Maybe it's that milk I was talkin' about! Well, whatever happened....glad it's fixed! O~ (is that you Ollie?)......you are SMART!!!! Your education really WAS worth every penny of it!

October 18, 2000, 4:20 pm Msg #598
i don't think the font color "azure" shows up on a white background....

October 18, 2000, 4:34 pm Msg #599
is there a hex goin around? see any redheaded men around so's their heads could get rubbed to get rid of that there hex? how does that go? inkem blinkem, sediment rex- protect us all from the man with the hex?

October 18, 2000, 4:57 pm Msg #600
It's using that disappearing ink-

Ibum, shubum, shubum, shubum...

October 18, 2000, 5:01 pm Msg #601
Hey, that's kinda neat...highlighting over the "invisible" messages to make them appear. Kinda like the disappearing ink! Ang "You got witchery in your family?"

"Just a little on my momma's side."

October 18, 2000, 5:05 pm Msg #602
OK, Ollie...how 'bout a refresher course on paragraphing and spacing and line breaks and all that jazz. Yer such a swell teacher. Ang

October 18, 2000, 5:06 pm Msg #603
dadburn it!

October 18, 2000, 5:31 pm Msg #604
very cool: thanks to ope (the original) for this link. if you have a high speed connection, check it out. i just watched "high noon in mayberry"

"it won't be necissary, barn, me and fluffy's been freinds for years" :-)

like television

about line breaks and such:
<p> for paragraph

<br> for new line


October 18, 2000, 6:08 pm Msg #605
Hello friends! Back by not so popular demand Briscoe Darling Jr. And his Boys. So close your eyes, and let me guide you to the land of rythem and pleasure. Time to Drift Away" Enjoy! Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 18, 2000, 6:34 pm Msg #606
Ever thought of Living On Tulsa Time ? Here we go. Briscoe Darling Jr. Hey ta': ~Des~ Miss Ellie An' everyone!

October 18, 2000, 6:58 pm Msg #607

October 18, 2000, 7:02 pm Msg #608
Before we get on the truck and head up th' hill....All aboard! Wabash Cannon Ball Night all. Briscoe Darling Jr.

October 18, 2000, 7:03 pm Msg #609
whooooohooooo! we got juggin' back! way to go BDJ

October 18, 2000, 8:08 pm Msg #610

October 18, 2000, 8:28 pm Msg #611
Thanks for the Happy Birthday greetings for Granny. She doesn't have a computer, but I know she would like them. Hey, I might just print this page out for her. I called her today and she sounded mighty good. She had a good day yesterday. We are experiencing gorgeous weather in NC, which is nice for State Fair goers. We haven't been in years, won't go this year. This is the craziest stuff I ever seen "Shore mixing me up". It can't be the full moon, that was Friday the 13th. Just strange. Kinda fun though, the disappearing posts that you highlight to read. Leave it to you Bulbsnatcher...haha. Have a good night.

Miss Ellie

October 18, 2000, 10:20 pm Msg #612
Hey all, I just wanted to stop by and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAFE HOLLISTER!

hope you all are having a nice week!


October 18, 2000, 10:41 pm Msg #613
Good evening everyone! HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAFE! Hope it was a good'n. A little spooky here with that disappearin' ink & all, and right here at HALLOWEEN too!! NRNMG

October 18, 2000, 11:04 pm Msg #614
hope it was / is a great one!


October 18, 2000, 11:18 pm Msg #615
Hey everyone. Happy birthday Rafe. BDJ! You are the boys are still in fine form. Thanks for the tunes. This place looks so purty all decorated with pretty colors. Miss Ellie? Any news on Buddy?


October 18, 2000, 11:26 pm Msg #616
Well, thought I'd use regular ink instead of that disappearin' stuff.....almost like an "azure moulage" I've been creatin'! It shore looked purty on my screen, but then it DOES seem to disappear! Wonder what causes that? Well, hey to all. "Charlene....can you see me?" HMMMMmmmmmm....clunk..clunk...clunk....HMMMMMM!

October 18, 2000, 11:42 pm Msg #617
Happy Birthday Rafe! You are such a dear!
Hmmmm...wonder if that yellow is gonna show up. *Sigh* hehe

October 18, 2000, 11:44 pm Msg #618
Didn't show up very well......bulb's too bright. "It's just the lightin'....like Andy said."
Hope I'm not postin' too much....I'm just so glad to see everybody again! I hope I don't have a spell!

October 19, 2000, 1:01 am Msg #619
Just had a loverly chat with Therapetic, Rafe, Charlene, and Shakedown in Sarah's. Didn't even realize it was Rafe's birthday. Dirty me, dirty me. I'm disgusted with myself.


October 19, 2000, 6:09 am Msg #620

Happy Birthday


Rafe Hollister

Opie Taylor

October 19, 2000, 10:40 am Msg #621
I wonder if I've been watching too much Andy. I was at lunch the other day walkin' around....and I saw this woman with a really, really bad overbite.....we are talking BAD. As I walked past her and smiled, I I thought of the Beaman's ("he has the Beaman overbite, but that more of a characteristic"). Well.....good mornin' to all.

October 19, 2000, 10:41 am Msg #622
Oops....stuttered a little. S'cuse me.

October 19, 2000, 12:24 pm Msg #623
Who is the Beaman??

October 19, 2000, 12:36 pm Msg #624
Claude Sr., Claude Jr., Plain Claude Beaman, and Claudette. Maybe I spelled it wrong.

October 19, 2000, 12:49 pm Msg #625
Next time somebody is looking for a "handle" those are all good ones...

October 19, 2000, 12:57 pm Msg #626
yo to everyone!

there is already a plain claude but i havn't seen him here yet.


October 19, 2000, 12:58 pm Msg #627
"Now look Barn, how am I s'pposed to catch the other two if I have to keep catching these same two over and over again?"

October 19, 2000, 1:13 pm Msg #628
Isn't it Beeman?

October 19, 2000, 1:18 pm Msg #629
Hello all! Happy belated birthday to ol' Rafey, Rafey pooh. ;-) Hey Lillian, Thanks fer them thar kind words. Time fer: Salty Dog Aone...Atwo....Athree Briscoe Darling Jr. Hello:-) Non-Signers Newcomers Rafe ~Des~

October 19, 2000, 1:27 pm Msg #630
hey to BDJ!

October 19, 2000, 4:22 pm Msg #631
Hey to the Porch, There was a article in our paper today concerning "Snappy Lunch". The owner is trying to sell it and there is a little controversey about it in Mount Airy, NC. I'll check the paper and try to give you the jest of it or maybe "Opie" if he has the inside story maybe from Ann. Talked to Emma today who is visiting her son in Virginia Beach and she went to DC yesterday and who but who did she see....GILLY standing right there. First person she saw in Washington and it was GILLY. I think that's so cool. She'll probably give some more details but wanted to let everyone know. Your healthy girl, Flora

October 19, 2000, 8:09 pm Msg #632
Is this thing on???

October 19, 2000, 9:58 pm Msg #633
hello? hello?

October 20, 2000, 12:01 am Msg #634
Boy....that little Emma sure moves around a lot! That really IS cool, Flora! Just floats right on into Washington and sees Gilly! Way to go, Emma! You too, Gilly!
Oh, my....selling Snappy Lunch? Jeesh...that doesn't sound good...that doesn't sound good at all! Somebody keep us updated...definitely!
It's great to see ya on here again, Flora! Tell Emma "hi" for me (formerly Charlene in the Nashville area).
Message #628....it very well may be "Beeman"...thanks for the help! I didn't look it up to check my spelling....hehehe....I knew somebody here would help me out on it if I was wrong.
Take care everybody!

October 20, 2000, 12:47 am Msg #635
Yep, The Snappy Lunch is for sale, here is the story.

October 20, 2000, 12:49 am Msg #636
I was just kidding, the story is HERE!

October 20, 2000, 12:58 am Msg #637
(I'm tryin' my "signature color" from Miss Crump's here... Hope this don't look TOO bad.)

Hey to ever'body! Hey to Opie Taylor! Nice to see you, bud! Thanks for all the birthday wishes, ever'body. Extry-special thanks go to Idelle and Bulbsnatcher and NRNMG and ollie (a Prince of a fella) and Lillian and JudyJudyJudy (I enjoyed the chat the other night, too!) and Briscoe Darling Junior!

It's nice to see Flora here, too. I missed seein' you at Mayberry Days (AGAIN!), bud. Seems like everytime I make it to Mayberry, you don't, and everytime you make it, I don't! I'm not in and you're not in! We're in the TWILIGHT ZONE!

Hey also to Mister Cookie Bar and TJ and --Elinora and Miss Ellie and Ang! I hope I didn't miss anybody, but if I did, "Hey" to you, too!

About the Snappy Lunch being put up for sale, according to this article, it's the building that's for sale, not the Snappy Lunch itself. And unlike Floyd in Floyd's Barbershop, Charles Dowell actually owns another building that he'll be moving the Snappy Lunch to if/when the current building is sold. That's good news!!! The Snappy Lunch will survive!

Well, I'd better go now. Just stopped in to say "Hey." So, "Hey!" I'll see ya.
*Rafe Hollister
"A wink's as good as a nod to a blind mule."

October 20, 2000, 1:01 am Msg #638
BLECCCCCHHHH!!! THAT looks BAD!!! Think I'll stick to good ol' B&W here. Sorry 'bout messin' up the place, folks.

"Who's been messin' up the bulletin board?!?!"

October 20, 2000, 8:44 am Msg #639
Hey to Mayberry!!!!Rafe, hope your birthday was a good one. I'm trying out the black font, how do you think that will work?Haha, just kidding. A great Mayberry day to all.NumberThree

October 20, 2000, 10:23 am Msg #640
Good morning folks. Heard that news about the Snappy Lunch too. They are asking a big price for the building, offered it first to Charles Dowell, but he didn't want to pay $160,000. Don't blame him. That's a lot of pork chop sammitches. I'm glad he has another building. Still won't be quite the same though. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAFE ! 29 again? Lillian, I haven't heard any more news about Buddy. I won't post unless I do, to save space. That Emma sure gets around. Hope she ain't jaywalking in Washington ! Great she saw Gilly. Have a good day all. Miss Ellie

October 20, 2000, 10:26 am Msg #641
I think I messed up.
maybe that turned off the bold. Sorry. If it didn't, I don't know how and maybe someone else can help me. Miss Ellie (the uneducated fonting fool)

October 20, 2000, 10:37 am Msg #642
I didn't mean to turn on the bold. I thought I was making a new line. I typed the "b" with those brackets around it, thinking I was making a new line, but I turned on the bold instead and don't know how to turn it off! Please someone fix it for me. I'm sorry. My kind of day today. Anyway to turn it off I typed a slash in front of the b inside the brackets. Miss DUMMY Ellie

October 20, 2000, 10:45 am Msg #643
</B>That should do it. J

Don't worry about it, Miss Ellie.

Opie Taylor

October 20, 2000, 10:47 am Msg #644
Just making sure I did everything right.

Opie Taylor

October 20, 2000, 10:58 am Msg #645
Miss Ellie, we have all made booboos! Don't you think another thing about it! And you keep on posting, if you have news or not. I enjoy readin what you post. It's no fun when half a day goes by and nobody says nuthin.


October 20, 2000, 11:08 am Msg #646
Yeah, the only thing worse than half a day is half a boy!

October 20, 2000, 11:22 am Msg #647
That right, Lillian! I agree with you 100%!

Miss Ellie don't let this little mistake discourage you. You're doing a great job with the different font colors and all. You should have seen Miss Crump's Bulletin Board when I first started using font colors and styles. I really messed the place up! Just keep the good work. You're really doing excellent!

Opie Taylor

October 20, 2000, 11:36 am Msg #648
Hey to the Porch {br} Belated Birthday to RAFE!! Thanks for the link to the story also. {br} I'm hoping this works for a new line. {br} your healthy girl, {br} Flora

October 20, 2000, 11:37 am Msg #649

October 20, 2000, 11:38 am Msg #650

October 20, 2000, 11:40 am Msg #651
okay one more try
sorry folks
I'm just inept

October 20, 2000, 12:18 pm Msg #652
Happy belated, Rafe! Sorry I missed it! We need to unite together and act on this! (I wish) Anyway, Snappy Lunch is for sale. Whuddarwegonnado?

October 20, 2000, 12:19 pm Msg #653
Well, I think it is GREAT we are all trying to learn how to do little "tricks" on here. It's wonderful there are those who will teach us, and how else are we gonna learn? Ain't nobody on here inept....everybody is WONDERFUL! Hehehe......I had the "invisible ink" on here and nobody seemed to get mad at me. Little things like that mean a lot....they really do. Maybe I'm just a nut!

October 20, 2000, 12:23 pm Msg #654
Lordy, Lordy! **Barn himself! You don't post much any more, boy! Great seeing you on here! Never threaten a man's porkchop sammiches.....he'll retaliate. Glad somethin' brought you out of them hills! :-)

October 20, 2000, 2:39 pm Msg #655
I hope this turns out O.K., and if not I hope I don't mess thing up to much. ollie, please erase this message if it doesn't work.

October 20, 2000, 2:41 pm Msg #656
It did work. :-( Oh, well.

October 20, 2000, 2:42 pm Msg #657
I meant it didn't work not did! Am I inept or what? Don't answer that.