The Taylors' Front Porch
Pull up a chair! Have a sit-down an' shoot the breeze with us. Later on, maybe we'll go down to the drugstore to get a bottle of pop .  .  . maybe see what's showin' at the Grand .  .  .  . What you gonna do tonight, Barn?

April 09, 2024 - Msg 119800: Oops, I meant facing the wrong way!

April 09, 2024 - Msg 119801: Charlotte....I have MANY fond memories of going Mushroom 🍄 hunting with my Dad...Morel mushrooms are the only ones we would look for. Their distinct look made it easy not to pick the ones that were not edible...

Dad had his “Honey Holes” and we did do pretty well finding them, but mostly it was just being out in Nature with my Dad that counted the most....Thanks for the memory blast, I need one today....Happy 🍄 Hunting hopefully you will have another good haul!....

G-F ....🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄

April 09, 2024 - Msg 119802: *And thanks for the Sweep 🧹 ...We needed that too!...

April 09, 2024 - Msg 119803: When Ronald Bailey flicked his cigarette into the lake/pond in "Bailey's Bad Boy," wasn't that littering that Andy should've caught. Or is it just me?

John Masters

April 09, 2024 - Msg 119804: Good one. I’ll have to pay closer attention to the episode the next time I see it. I never heard that one before. MBM

April 09, 2024 - Msg 119805:

Howdy folks! Sorry that I have been a bit scarce lately, but I am taking
Cecile to acupuncure, which seems to be helping, and other appts, and
I am also still working on our church's 50th anniversary stuff.
Charlotte you "take off" on the "Gome thing" real well. Ha
Possum, thanks for posting lanni's obituary. So nice to read it again.
She had so many interests that she would discuss here, from her pets to
her gardens.
John Masters and MBM, if barney was there, he'd add on the charge of
litterin' for flicking that butt into the lake. Andy was too pre-occupied
with the fishing. :)
GT--I have a neat story to tell you soon about an Ohio man who invented
an AC device!
Final Four is "Finally" over! It was pretty crazy 'round here.

I sure hope everyone else is doing OK. BOO, how goes things with you?

Prayers for all,

April 09, 2024 - Msg 119806: Hey MDC, my take off on Gome must’ve worked. Clean sweep! G-F, Glad I could jog your morel memories. I have many of going with my grandpa and parents also. We ate the 14 my son found for supper tonight. I must say they were delicious! I hope to look for some more tomorrow when my husband and I go to pick up some bass for our son to put in his pond. Good catch, John Masters, that is littering in my book. And MDC is right; Barney would’ve thrown him in the klink for that! Sending out an APB for Big Maude and Boo. If anyone sees them anywhere, be sure to put some sticky buttons on the map to show their locations.
Charlotte Tucker

April 10, 2024 - Msg 119807: Charlotte Tucker Charlotte Tucker I know I know who Charlotte Tucker is but I can’t place her in the moment. I’m a rehabbing massive stroke patient survivor. What TAGS episode is she from? Thanks. MBM

April 10, 2024 - Msg 119808: Lol. MBM, My name is sort of a combination from the Man in a Hurry episode when Malcolm is on the phone talking to Maude and Cora and they talk about knowing a man named Tucker from Charlotte. 😉
Charlotte Tucker

April 11, 2024 - Msg 119809: Oh yeah Charlotte. Thanks for the memory. You jogged my memory. MBM

April 11, 2024 - Msg 119810:

"You know, of the Charlotte Tuckers." :) (in my best Cora voice.)

Last night on Posi TV they showed Mayberry Man!
First time I've ever seen it. Our Floyd did a good job,
and "spoiler alert" there is something very interesting
indeed at the very end. GF, do u know it that is really
true?? Anyway, its a good movie.
It is warming up here as MIZ can attest to if she's a listenin'
in. 90 for the next two days, then back to the high 70s.
Peace friends,

April 11, 2024 - Msg 119811: MDC….Glad to hear you got to watch the Mayberry Man movie, if you are referring to the Mr. Schwamp connection that is not true.
But the jury is still out as to his secret identity, try as they may No One has found that out yet…I guess those who knew took it to their grave…So that will continue to be one of life’s mysteries.

The sequel The Mayberry Man Series is due to be released next month…So stay tuned to see that too!…I’ll post information when it’s available…

Did you see my name in the closing credits?…My little contribution to the cause…lol

It was really neat seeing so many of my Mayberry Friends in the movie. They did a GREAT JOB in my opinion…


April 11, 2024 - Msg 119812: John Masters: we’re watching an episode of Have Gun Will Travel and YOU are the inn keeper. Is that the only role you knew how to play? Lol! It reminded me of the episode where the Darlings are playin’ and juggin’ and crawling in through the window! Love that one! Thanks, MDC, for the correct quote from Man in a Hurry regarding my name. What is Posi TV? Does it cost? Went fishing and mushrooming yesterday. Didn’t catch any fish; found one mushroom. Got 40 new striped bass for our son’s pond. Waited in line 2 hours in my truck to get them. He said I could have a Mom of the Year award. Haha. MDC, your post above read a little bit like a letter from Barney when he was staying at the YMCA.
Hope ya’ll are doing great.
Charlotte Tucker

April 11, 2024 - Msg 119813: APB to all……………….there are too many empty rockers on this porch. Stop and relax. What’s your hurry?
Charlotte Tucker

April 11, 2024 - Msg 119814: I caught a break today and got the grass mowed in between rain showers. It was really high and I also have a dandelion problem. Looks like a solid day of rain tomorrow. It would have been two feet tall. Keeping the grass mowed can be a real pressure cooker. Glad to get through this week anyway.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

April 11, 2024 - Msg 119815: Billy Ray, I’m glad you got your grass mowed. Don’t fret about the dandelions. An artist friend told me years ago that God aptly chose violets and dandelions to grow wild together because they are complementary colors! Besides that, dandelions are edible and drinkable as tea or wine. 😊
Charlotte Tucker

April 12, 2024 - Msg 119816:

Charlotte, I only get "over-the-air" channels these days,
and Posi TiV is one of them. I bought one of those
new style square antennas that picks up broadcast
channels. Of course, this is a big metro area
so that helps.

Hope that helps,
MDC :)

April 12, 2024 - Msg 119817: Thanks, MDC. I’ll have to check it out. We have an antenna and Roku, but we live way out on the prairie. 😉
Charlotte Tucker

April 12, 2024 - Msg 119818: Hi folks 👋🏼
I wash windows professionally here in Missoula Montana and as I do I have the Two Chairs podcast playing in my ears as I do. Wally won’t pay anyone else to do it. He hardly pays me to.

April 12, 2024 - Msg 119819: Hey a window washer! Maybe you can go clean up that sign where the painter forgot his i before e except after c and i before n in chicken. (or however that goes)!
Charlotte Tuckee

April 13, 2024 - Msg 119820: I always forget that rule

April 13, 2024 - Msg 119821: Hi Window Washer. I wonder if you make faces at people in buildings like this here:

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

April 13, 2024 - Msg 119822: Anytime time I get a chance 😆
I promise I’m better at cleaning winders than Gomer was when he was trying to help Andy.

Also everyone can call me Ray. Not Rotten Ray Ankrum but just Ray

April 13, 2024 - Msg 119823: Welcome, Ray the window washer! Had a lively day hanging out with my daughter today shopping and then taking a long walk. I also started making some terrariums.
Charlotte Tucker

April 13, 2024 - Msg 119824: My wife and oldest daughter recently made some terrariums
I have 4 girls

Ray the window washer

April 14, 2024 - Msg 119825:

Hi Gang! BOO, where you hiding out at these days?
Please check in when you can. Big Maude and others too. :)

So I was at a drive thru window today at Panda Express, and the
total came to 10.97. The gal at the window (I know her from past trips there) asked if I wanted to
"round up" to 11 dollars for Phx Children's Hospital; so I said
"sure, I can give three whole cents!" She looked at me and exclaimed
"My parents watch the Andy Griffith Show all the time. Are you saying that
about the little kid giving to a charity?"
Well, what could I say, "ha, sure am!" :) Pretty cool moment!
Hi window washer. Nice to see another tags fan. Maybe you're the guy
scraping off the window, and seeing Andy on the other side!
Good Sabbath to all. Thanks for all your prayers,
MDC (That's Mr. Darlings Cuz for Ray)

April 14, 2024 - Msg 119826: Cool moment, MDC. And thanks for reminding us of your real name. I’d forgotten! Ray, describe your girls’ terrariums. What plants do they put in them? I need to get up and start some sugar water. Time to fill the hummingbird feeders. Possibly more morel hunting later today after services. Wish me luck!
Charlotte Tucker

April 14, 2024 - Msg 119827: APB: Big Maude, Spot, Hazel, Boo, G-F, John Masters! These rockers are empty, and it’s the Sabbath. Come sit a spell. Maybe we can fix up those old mildewy band uniforms and get the spiders out from under the bandstand for a concert later.
Charlotte Tucker

April 14, 2024 - Msg 119828: Welcome Ray the Window Washer. I am not sure, but I think there's only two rules here:

Rule Number 1: Obey all rules.

Rule Number 2: Act like you're somebody.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

April 14, 2024 - Msg 119829: Porchsters, I read something today that is just rolling around and around in my head:

Number 35:33 So you shall not pollute the land where you are; for blood defiles the land, and no atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.

They's a whole lot there, but for now, I can't get past the fact that blood(from a murder victim is the context)pollutes the land. And I lean toward that is meant in a literal sense.

Okay, I won't preach any more. That is my sermon for today.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

April 14, 2024 - Msg 119830: Thanks all for the warm welcome

When it comes to the terrariums I’ll quote my lovely wife: Good question. I don’t remember. 1 was a tiny tree and the other plant is a ground cover type plant. I’m such a noob to terrariums. I think for my next one I want to do various succulents.

Ray the window washer

April 14, 2024 - Msg 119831: I’m just sitting here on the porch trying to peel an apple without breaking the peeling. I’m thinking about heading down to the service station to get me a bottle of pop.

April 14, 2024 - Msg 119832: I’m just sitting here on the porch trying to peel an apple without breaking the peeling. I’m thinking about heading down to the service station to get me a bottle of pop.

Ray the window washer

April 14, 2024 - Msg 119833: Billy Ray, that’s an interesting sermon that I have no answer for. Ray the WW, when I looked into added succulents to my terrariums (with lids), some people said they are too wet for succulents and they will rot. But I tried hen and chicks in one so I’ll let you know how it goes. Beautiful day here today. We could use a little rain.
Charlotte Tucker

April 15, 2024 - Msg 119834: Hey Porch,

No APB for me, Charlotte. I'm already captured. I'm here. ;)

Awesome story, MDC. I think I'd fall over dead if I got an TAGS response from a stranger like that!

Welcome Ray! The folks here are the best! They're light hearted, God fearing and always ready to give free advice for just about any subject. And if you get to Wally's for a pop, try that Nectarine Crush or Huckleberry Smash.

Hey to Boo, Billy Ray, Maude, SPOT, Hazel, G-F and everybody else that was there when the gold truck came to town!

Take care!

John Masters

April 15, 2024 - Msg 119835: I was there. Now go on back to the hills Regis. MBM

April 15, 2024 - Msg 119836: Good day alll

Ray the winder washer

April 15, 2024 - Msg 119837:
Ha! Good one Medwin, Bill Medwin!
Ray, that's what MBM is for.
Take a tags 'handle' if ya like,
but its not necessary.
Have a blessed week all!

April 15, 2024 - Msg 119838: Thanks for the APB friends and sorry I have been so scarce. I've been pretty busy these days. Still training with the new company and getting good feedback from the admins. Turns out you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. Lol I am learning so much and definitely growing some computer skills. Sometimes, though, I get so aggravated at this computer that I want to throw it through the window.

Things are going well with little Mari. She is very content here and just a terrific kid. Please continue to pray for her and our family. It means so much.

Bruce bought himself a truck this past weekend. Awhile back he bought a smaller Colorado truck and it hurt his back because of the rough ride. He sold it to a friend and bought a big dodge Ram. Very comfortable for him. I am looking for a smaller car. My old suburban costs so much to drive and has over 200,000 miles on it. I am looking for a used Honda CRV with low mileage. I am on the road alot with this job and want something with better gas mileage.

I think about you all every day and hope all is going well with you.


April 15, 2024 - Msg 119839: Glad you’ve been captured, John Masters. I’ll try to hang the key out of reach. Great to hear from you, Boo. So glad your new job is going well. Good luck on finding a newer car. Hey to MDC, MBM, Ray the Window Washer, G-F, and Billy Ray. Still APB out on Hazel, Big Maude, and possum! My son and I found only 5 morels tonight. My son thinks it’s too dry and too early. We do need a good rain. But severe weather is forecast for West Central Illinois tomorrow. So put up a prayer for us—no hail, tornados, high winds, please.
Charlotte Tucker

April 16, 2024 - Msg 119840: MDC, are ya sure you don't want to give 4 cents? It's tax deductible, you know!
Welcome to Ray, the window washer. As Aunt Bee says in "Aunt Bee the Warden" Did you finish the windows yet? (snaps fingers) Get to it!

April 16, 2024 - Msg 119841: Glad they located ya, Hazel! You knew you’d never get through that checkpoint chickie! Now Ray, vacuum the hall! (snaps fingers) Get to it!
Charlotte Tucker

April 16, 2024 - Msg 119842: I never wanna see the rock again!

Ray the window washer

April 17, 2024 - Msg 119843: Well, Ray, there’s more than one way to rehabilitate a criminal! Personally I’d rather try Mr. Potato Head or a leather craft set. 😉 John Masters, Fun fact for you: A friend of mine just posted on Facebook that your man Olan Soule was born at LaHarpe, IL, which is in my county! No severe storms at our house yesterday, but the wind continues today. I did get 2 rows of corn planted yesterday before the rain came. Enjoying fresh asparagus. Peas, lettuce, and radishes are up!
Charlotte Tucker

April 17, 2024 - Msg 119844: WHAT ABOUT THE SPINISH Charlotte?....I love that episode, and I actually did plaques about that for the Mayberry events auctions this year. They turned out cute!....I don’t know how to post pictures but here’s a link to the Mayberry Days Auction site and you can see it and other things I did this Winter....

It’s fun for me and others who do it brings in money to help support the events.


April 17, 2024 - Msg 119845: G-F, How cute! I love the cave diorama! But I could see the Darlings truck plaque hanging in my she shed! Very creative. Thanks for sharing! My son and I went morel hunting tonight and found 31–about a pound. Had some fun finds! Came home and had morels, steak, peas, baked potatoes, and fresh asparagus. Yum, yum! Ya’ll sleep tight on your ironing boards!
Charlotte Tucker

April 17, 2024 - Msg 119846: I feel like I’m talking to myself a lot. Where IS everyone?

April 17, 2024 - Msg 119847: I’m here CT! Singing “There Is A Time” in my head.

Ray the Window Washer

April 18, 2024 - Msg 119848: Hi Ray, Good to know! We can sing Welcome Sweet Springtime next or Santa Lucia. Sure wish the rest of the choir would show up. Maybe they changed the meeting place on us again! 👀 Looking to be a rainy day here today. Better get a few things done. MDC, Hope things are ok with Cecile. APB: Big Maude and possum!
Charlotte Tucker

April 18, 2024 - Msg 119849: I just got censored for 4 exclamation points. Oops.

April 18, 2024 - Msg 119850: Thanks Charlotte....The Cave was a fun one to do, I had a neat piece of English Walnut I used. Kinda a shame to cover most of it up, but the back is nice..

Great haul on the mushrooms 🍄 and a great dinner, you had me at steak 🥩 mushrooms, baked potato, but I’ll let the peas & asparagus pass on by, not a fan of those but a good green bean....I’m on it!....


April 18, 2024 - Msg 119851: You don’t have to be a fan of peas and asparagus. Just eatem. They’re good for you. MBM

April 18, 2024 - Msg 119852: Beaver Cleaver wouldn’t eat broccoli and Henry Aldrich’s friend Dizzy a.k.a. Basil. Wouldn’t eat broccoli. He says he doesn’t like it. And his father tells him you’re not supposed to like it. Just eat it. It’s good for you. MBM

April 18, 2024 - Msg 119853: Beaver Cleaver wouldn’t eat broccoli and Henry Aldrich’s friend Dizzy a.k.a. Basil. Wouldn’t eat broccoli. He says he doesn’t like it. And his father tells him you’re not supposed to like it. Just eat it. It’s good for you. MBM

April 18, 2024 - Msg 119854: I just said that earlier. My mind. It’s not easy getting old. MBM

April 18, 2024 - Msg 119855: MBM, Beaver might not have liked broccoli, but the one episode I remember of him not eating a food was Brussels sprouts. People at the restaurant didn’t like it that his parents were trying to make him eat them. Lol G-F, Veggies are good for you!
Charlotte Tucker

April 18, 2024 - Msg 119856:

HI ALL, I have been super busy preparing things for a big dinner
at church on Saturday evening. Sorry I havent been around much,
but after this weekend I should be more of a 'reglar again.
BTW, some of you may remember that Pres. Bush #1 would not even allow
broccoli anywhere in the White House!!!
(And yes, CT, 3 cuts of exclamation points is Floyd's high water mark.
It had to do with some scammers that we had a while back doing whole
srings of those babies.)
Hang in there,

April 18, 2024 - Msg 119857:

April 19, 2024 - Msg 119858: Ha Charlotte Tucker you are absolutely correct. I got the color right anyway. MBM

April 19, 2024 - Msg 119859: Hey Porch!

Charlotte, you might try and find where Olan Soule's birthplace was. You never know. It might still exist.

Hey porch, I had a fun little thought. Can you imagine, just for a little while, if Andy and everyone lived back in the 1800s and moved? Imagine this scenario.....
Charles Ingalls and his close friend, Mr. Edwards got a telegram from the Walnut Grove post office that read..."New sheriff for Walnut Grove arriving tomorrow. STOP. Will have his son and aunt with him. STOP. Deputy will arrive two days later. STOP."
How neat would it have been to see sheriff Andy Taylor, Opie, Aunt Bee and Barney in Walnut Grove?! A match made in TV heaven!

Y'all take care!
John Masters

April 20, 2024 - Msg 119860: Hey Y'all! Checking in after Charlotte put that APB out for me & Maudie. Hopefully she'll check in as well. I'm doing ok,just been busy going over Medic@re plans since I'm approaching that all important birthday soon. This insur@nce stuff is about as interesting to me as watching paint dry! Anyway, I'll figure it out.
I need to do some Porch reading,but I hope everyone is doing okay. I'll try to pop in more often,as I'm particular about my rocker & don't want anyone else sitting in it- kinda like how Barney was about his hat! Don't wear his hat,don't sit in possum's rocking chair!
Y'all have a good rest of the weekend & remember to ACT. LIKE. SOMEBODY. Especially,YOU, Spot! Ha!

possum u.a.r.

April 20, 2024 - Msg 119861: All this talk of morels is making me hungry.I haven't been out looking yet but I would sure love a mess.Possum I don't get to stop by often but when I do I will be sure to not sit in your rocker.Take care all-ky girl

April 20, 2024 - Msg 119862: Hey possum. My husband has been through that maze. Check out Boomer Benefits. (They have videos on youtube.) Just call them. They will help you with all of it—supplementals, the alphabet soup of Parts. Hey, k-y girl, long time no see! John Masters, fun scenario- mixing time periods of beloved shows. I will see what I can find out about Olan Soule’s birthplace in La Harpe, IL, and let you know.
Charlotte Tucker

April 20, 2024 - Msg 119863: I just got censored again! For a noun I used after “supplemental.” Why is that word a censor trigger? Geesh. The censor has my number!
Charlotte Tucker


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This version of The Taylor's Front Porch has been created to pay our respect to the original porch found on Thanks to Frank for all the work he did for Mayberry on the web. We've tried to make this just like Frank's Porch. This is also a tribute to Ollie's "Trivialities" site which was another homage to Frank's porch but is no longer with us.