Oh, Sherrif Frank, we could use a sweep! Anyone called the Man?
May 5, 1998 - Msg 2512: That's what those selfish giraffes do you know. Runnin' around gettin' struck by lightning. Now dogs..well they're close to the ground and they take care of their own. But giraffes...boy, giraffes are selfish! That's not a verbatim quote but it's about lightning. Otis--SNOOP! QUOTESNATCHER!! Naww..I didn't think you stole anything from me. I agree, it's time to call the man! "Hey Sarah, get me Thelma Lou...HEY SARAH GUESS WHAT!!" --Emma
May 5, 1998 - Msg 2513: What?
May 5, 1998 - Msg 2514: you keep up like thet, Sherrif Frank, an' they'll start callin' you "Miss Luncheon Tray"
May 5, 1998 - Msg 2515: Hello...Frank? Wow! Now THAT'S Porch maintenance! --Emma
May 5, 1998 - Msg 2516: Hey, Emma, I peeked in over at Sarah's and all I heard was a squeeky little voice singin' "Santa Lucia". Bobby the Beast.
May 5, 1998 - Msg 2517: .
There once was a fellow named Frank,
Who sometimes we forget to thank.
He was never caught sleepin'
When the porch needed sweepin',
Now we've a hundred more spaces that's blank.
Thank you very much.
May 5, 1998 - Msg 2518: .
There once was a fellow named Frank,
Who sometimes we forget to thank.
He was never caught sleepin'
When the porch needed sweepin',
Now we've a hundred more spaces that's blank.
Thank you very much.
May 5, 1998 - Msg 2519: Hey how did I do that twice? I swear I only typed it once. Virus?
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2520: Andelina, sounds like your computer has double postpneumonia.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2521: Fine Citizens of Mayberry:
Well, took a few days of vacation. Kind of wore myself out battlin' with the IRS, fixin' that Bosnia problem, and just keeping this fine city in tip tip condition. Spent the days laying another 8 tons of stonewall at home. Been re-creating a little New England in Minnesota. Gardens sure look good - but we could use rain.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2522: Otis--Now I'm not sure about this, but remember when Barney decided to use that dog as a police dog? Was the dog's name "Lightnin'"? Maybe I made this up in my subconscious, I don't know. I suppose a quote would be "Come here Lightnin, here boy." but again I may be wrong.It has happenend before.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2523: Welcome back Miss Ellie! It's true that you were sorely missed and not just for your pills, either.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2524: Andelina I thank his name was Blue.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2525: Rats. You're right, Msg 2524 And one day soon I'm going to figure out how to do letters in color. Thanks.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2526: Andelina where I use parenthesis you use greater and lesser than symbol or on my computer it is the Shift and , key and then the Shift and . key (font size=2 color=blue) Blue(/font) and it will come out like THIS, but never forget the(/font).
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2527: (font size= 2 color = blue) Blue (/font) HUH????
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2528: What you fail to realize is that you are dealing with a computer boob.Are you saying that if I want something to print RED I type:
Red Okay I'm game. Here goes.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2529: Whoever you are, you are my hero!!!! Hot dog!!! I am now living in a technicolor world. Bless your heart. I thank you form the bottom of my Crayola box. Thankee, thankee, thankee, mysterious stranger.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2530: "A penny struck by lightenin is worth six cents." ~ Johnny Paul Jason
Anybody got any ideas about the two (very good) questions I axed earlier?
1. Name the second ep where Merle Dean was seen (I saw him I saw him, and he had lines and everthang)
2. Which other ep did we see the feller that said "Here, Here" ??
(*I have a third question, but I am waiting until these get answered)
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2531: That's what us big he men are here for Andelina is to take care of you all of the fairer sex and be your protector.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2532: Merle Dean was the one who had fourty dollars worth of damage to his truck by Malcom Merriweather and the Here here guy was also Wally in the Man in a Hurry.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2533:
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2534: Juanita I can't see in my minds eye what Merle Dean looked like. Was he the one that Barney arrested with old Jud for disturbing the peace while playing checkers?
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2535:
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong (hehehehe) He is the feller that was jumping up and down on his bumber (It's yer shocks) in the ep where Gomer was a houseguest. Looks like Dean Martin w/ a hat. ha ha (where is De§ today?) Here's a great big "Hey, Howareya" going out to Miss Ellie (meow) and Emma (@@) Juanita
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2536: Andelina I ain't never been any bodys hero before and you are more than welcome, can I be the wind beneath your wings also? Mysterious Stranger
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2537: Well you are mine and you already are the wind beneath my wings. And I promise not to abuse or misuse this new power you have given me.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2538: I found the neatest site! It gives a list of those pesky LOL and ROTFLMAO (I do hate being the last to know!) So go to this page and enjoy!
(Hey to Andelina!)
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2539: Juanita you wasn't the last to know because I was and thanks for the site.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2540: I think the guy with $40.00 worth of damage was Fletch,
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2541: Rafe, I'll swap you a jar of Miss Johnson's pickles if you'll e-mail me the answers to Juanita's trivia questions! forward slash..forward slash..winking..---Hazel
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2542: I think the guy with $40.00 worth of damage was Fletch,
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2543: Yes but not the same Fletch that was run off the road by Bill Bixby and that is why I can't picture him, they changed people around.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2544: Juanita....sweet, lovely Juanit'-----Nat Pike was the one who thunk a penny hit by lightnin' was worth six cents. 'Least I believe it was.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2545: welcome to th' color episodes, Andelina! ya kin get italics by usin' an "(i)", an' bold by usin' a "(b)". ta share a cool webpage, go like this: (a href="http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/5991/html.html")Porch Chapter HTML Workshop(/a) has a few things, but there are lots of great tutorials out there.
just always be sure an' "turn off" with a "/" anything ya "turn on," or that command will stay "on" till someone turns it off.
~~~not yer Mysterious Stranger-- some other guy.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2546: TUSCARORA!
"Will you quit arrestin' him?"
"Hey" ta Mister Dave! (oh, he'll be by, by an' by) ~~LL
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2547: That YELLER didn't show up to good there ~~LL.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2548: I had to check back to see if'n I had signed recently. Posted some, but didn't sign. Reckon Leon knows I'm always lurking around.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2549: has ta be some explanation fer all them missing pies an' such... b'sides, kids an' dawgs know 'bout thangs thet adults don't see right off.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2550: Mister Dave, not that there's anything wrong with that...
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2551: Okay Leon, I'm gonna try this.....stand by to turn it off if it don't work, okay?
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2552: I'm EPT?
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2553: Test.....is it still blue?
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2554: Happy Nurse's Day to anybody out there who's a nurse! It takes a special person to be a good nurse and I appreciate you all. My Mom was a good nurse...we didn't pay her for it but I never heard her complain. --Emma
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2555: So happy to see Miss Ellie checking in. Hope everyone is having a Mayberry kind of day. Best of luck to you and yours.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2556: Has anybody seen those little tiny Mr. Potato Heads that you can buy now? I found them at Cracker Barrel and they make a nice little desk or pc ornament. They're about 3 inches tall and cost about $1.99. They've got candy inside but you wouldn't want to buy it for the candy. The candy's not worth a nickel but the Mr. Potato Head is great! Mine's standing here lookin' right at me. --Emma
"I'll take the Mr. Potato Set."
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2557: Oooooh, I'm feeling better already. I think I'll eat something. Hand me that fried chicken, will you Barney?
Hey Miss Emma! Hey to the porch
Milton P. Oliver
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2558: Welcome back, Emmett!
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2559: Hey to MPO!
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2560: "I'll be right in there with ya, daddy, in case the evening starts to lag."
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2561: Hey to Milton P. Oliver! And hey to **Barn! And welcome back EMMETT! Does anybody know what it is that makes perfectly good clothes shrink when all they're doing is hanging in a closet or laying folded up in a drawer?! I wonder what causes that? To steal a quote from a friend...hardy har har. --Emma
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2562: .
To Emma--Generally I've found that too many chocolate chip cookies may clothes shrink when they're not doing anything. Also those Mr. Potatoheads (and Mrs. Potatohead) are available on the internet. I saw them last night. If I can remember where I'll post the address.
To "some other guy", Thanks for the extra info. Looks we are all ept, now.
To Barn--Are you tryin' to make our newfound skills look trivial? Criminy I thought we were cookin' with gas and now you show us THAT. That's okay, you can't break my spirit. I can make blue and I'm proud.
You got skills, boy.
Hope everyone had a lovely day. Have a great evening.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2563: Okay, I found it. The Wind up Toy Co http://www.winduptoyco.com/
I think you click on "cool stuff" first, then they show a list of types of toys (not all wind-up by the way) . For Msg 823, there is a Lost in Space robot keychain in there too.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2564: Hey, y'all! Back from the islands...... whewww........ wunnerful to be back.
No one should have to endure what I've had to endure the past 5 days - sunny beaches, moonlight glistening off the palm trees at night, steak, lobster, stone crab and shrimp and funky-colored drinks with leetle umbrellas in 'em.... dining under the stars with warm tradewinds flickering the candles, midnight dips in the hot tub, walking the island early in the morning, photographing the gingerbread houses with bouganvilleas climbing white picket fences, swimming the North Caribbean shores and........ SHOPPING!! Oh, it was rough.
I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was returning to the screaming kids, a hunnert emails from people I've never heard of and a mailbox full of utility bills. Jeez, if I ever make noise about takin' off to some other tropical locale I hope y'all kick me in the pants.
Seriously, great to be back, and I had a great time readin' all the posts.
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming................
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2565: Des, bless your heart. How could you stand that for 5 whole days?! Good to see you back girl! Andelina, you're alot of fun here, too! You say chocolate chip cookies make clothes shrink?...maybe I should just stick with the peanut butter ones then. haha I'm proud of you for making blue words too. I'm still afraid to try. --Emma
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2566: Otis,
You've got some of them, but you are still missing some. Can anyone help?
Again the question is, "How many Darling family members are there, (not including Dud Wash)?
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2567: Hey to Emma.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2568: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"
I haven't been here in awhile...personal matters....sometimes your works just got come before family.
I love the MERLE DEAN question...thanks J. and thanks for the ICQ ! I needed that.
Hope everyone is well.
gotta run but I'll be back.
"Don't do that MERLE!'
J. I have to ask...have you never seen that episode with my names sake before ? did it make ya SMILE ? everytime I hear one of your'alls names I smile
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2569: Missing Darlings: Jed and Carl Darling, whose argument over the reality of Santa Claus Andy had to break up.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2570: Hey to the porch. I feel inept... I am still trying to figure out those directions for color. Andelina, since mysterious stranger told you, how 'bout you telling me in words that I can understand. Oh, maybe I'll just go back and read those directions again and try it for myself. No laughing if something strange happens. Teachers need to be taught too.
Emma, I am afraid to try too, and that's the truth. Funny, I tell the kids not to be scared to try, and now my words are coming back to haunt me.
Miss Ellie, glad to see you back. I have been to Sarah's several times and no one has been there. Oh, well, I shall try again.
Oh and BTW, another holiday to celebrate: Teacher Appreciation Week. Yep, it's the whole week!!!
Have a Mayberry Day (what's left of it)
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2571: OK, good guess. I was also looking for Little Andelina. (Could be an argument here, because she is a Darling, but her last name would be Wash).
Also, Briscoe's wife is mentioned, not by name though. So, if you count all of 'em up, there's 10.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2572:
"You look just like yer maw." (Briscoe)
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2573: Hey Juanita, I just saw your "Hey" to me on Msg 2538. "Hey" backatcha. Good site, too. Gonna print it out and keep it handy.
Miss Crump: I'll try: Let's say you want to type "I LOVE YOU" with the "LOVE" in red and the "I" and "YOU" in black. There are symbols on the keyboard < > which are command keys, I guess. To give you instructions and actually use them, wouldn't work because it would give the computer commands. So when mysterious stranger gave me directions, he used the parentheses keys in place of the < keys. So when you type the commands, type a < or the other one instead of the ( or ). So here we go. Type the following:
I (font size=2 color=red)LOVE(/font)YOU which will read as
Now my greatest hope is that this works and I don't look like a boob.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2574: It worked just fine, Andelina. You done a REAL good job. Now, you don't hafta use the "size=" parm with font if'n you don't want to, so if you type "I <font color=red>love</font> you", it'll come out with the "love" the same size as the other words, like this: I love you.
I think you oughta try a BOLD command now, whatayathink?
ANDY: “Then if you’re feelin’ real bold, you give her hand a little kissee.”
JEFF: “That’s BOLD?”
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2575: Do a search for Andy Griffith at at this site: (a href="http://www.reel.com")
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2576: At least the FIRST part worked!
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2577: Hey to the Porch! It's good to see everyone back in the saddle! Merle, I know about THAT ep (yer a nut, you know that?) I mean a whole nuther ep where I saw (and heard) Merle Dean..only his name wasnt mentioned and 'he werent from around here'....keep guessing!
Desssssss....welcome home!!!! We thought you done run off with Briscoe Jr. ha ha
Juanita ps...hey Emmett!
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2578: I know, J, but I ain't a-gonna say! ;-)
"Mayberry says ‘Thanks and happy motoring!’" (Barney)
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2579: HEY to the PORCH . My 1960 Who's WHO in TV says TAGS was named BEST SITUATION COMEDY inthe 60-61 season . Not bad for their 1st year GILLY WALKER
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2580: Miss Emma, I know for a fact that El Niño makes clothes shrink in the drawer! ---Hazel
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2581: Spill it, Hazel! ;-)
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2582: You're right, Gilly! Not bad atall.
Thanks, Emma and 'Neeter. Glad to be back. I thought about all y'all more than once while I was down there. 'Specially when I walked by "Floyd's Barber Shop" on Petronia St.!! Had to take a picture of that.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2583: 4 eye-talics in 7 sen-tences. Crazy - don't know what I was thinkin'.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2584: Boojum here. Haven't been here in a while 'cause my puter crashed a while back..but I'm alive now. The fella who said "hear, hear" was in a few other episodes as other characters too...namely he was Cal in "The Manhunt"...Barney stopped him at his roadblock, and he was also in "Andy the Marriage Counselor" as the fella who was palying cards at the Boones who "got the pitcher of water" thrown at him. There are more. Anyway gotta run. I must try that color thing sometime...looks neat.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2585: Emma--don't be afraid. 'cause I'm gonna try the bold command that "some other guy" (and I know who he is) gave me. I'm not so sure on this, but here goes.
The stranger wasn't a livin' bein. He was somehthing from the supernatural world.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2586: Fooey.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2587:
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2588: Okay so I failed at turning it off but I think it's off now.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2589: Y'done it, Andelina! Looks mighty purty, too.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2590: That was GOOD, Andelina! You're gettin' more'n'more EPT right before our very eyes!
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2591: Thank you, thank you very much.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2592: Elvis?
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2593: Evenin' everybody! (Or is it mornin'?) This is my single night off, so am up pretty late. Emma, thanks for the Nurses' Day salute. Am I the only nurse on the porch? Anybody else? De§, I'm sure glad you survived that terrible five days. Sounds just awful! Good to have you back.
All of you ept people are makin' me feel bad, so in retaliation, I'm gonna practice a few things here. Hang on....ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE. I love this porch, How about you?. Now, to post and see what I got....--Romeena
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2594: Hooray! I may not be fully ept yet, but am getting epter! Thanks to Rafe for guidance previously given, and to Otis for the same, months ago. Just been too chicken to try it. Question -- will this work in e-mails? My AOL connection has little icons that let you customize e-mail, but Netscape/Internet America does not. Maybe I'll just send an e-mail to myself and find out.
Am also curious about what colors are available? Let's see -- yellow, orange, purple, brown, pink, black (heehee), (just funnin'). Okay, here goes...--Romeena
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2595: Oh, I left one out. White . Should show up on our gray background. At least mine's gray, is everybody's? OK, I've bored everyone enough, will sign off now.--Romeena
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2596: (font color=purple)purple?(/font)
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2597: purple?
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2598: that's better!
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2599: Romeena, the porch is white for me, a couple months back it was grey.
Rafe! I told you a little fib. Those aren't Miss Johnson's pickles, they're Aunt Bee's kerosene cucumbers! I saw Barney passing them out to folks out on the highway. There was this car in front of us that had this fella that was going home to Portland Oregon, and do you know what? He looked exactly like Merle Dean!! ---Hazel
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2600: Romeena--
1. You are the eptest. And I mean it.
B. My porch was white until Newton Monroe painted it, then it was a real mess. Now it is kind of a soft green.(AT&T/Microsft Internet Explorer)
Des -- Next time can I be your chauffeur?
Good night Mrs. Bendelmight, wherever you are.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2601: Put an "R" in there.
May 6, 1998 - Msg 2602: I'm a-chompin' on those Kerosene Cucumbers as we speak, Hazel! LOL!! Gee, a feller that looked exactly like MERLE DEAN, huh? Wonder what that could mean? ;-) I sure miss the chat! ;-)
Romeena, you're plum welcome for the previous help, and it's good to see you puttin' yer learnin' to good use! You're a outSTANDIN' human famale bein' you know that?
"Tonight we go into ‘Operation Pickle-Switch’." (Andy)
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2603: Okay, boys & girls & rabbits & squirrels: Are you ready for The Seinfeld Aptitude Test? It’s a toughie! The test is made up of 25 multiple-guess trivia questions dealing with Seinfeld, and ONLY DIE-HARD FANS NEED APPLY! I scored 14 outta 25 (LOUSY, in other words), and I’m a FAN! Give it a try, if you dare! http://cgi.pathfinder.com/ew/features/980508/trivia/index.html
Good luck! ("Yada, yada, yada...")
We now return you to originally scheduled programming, already in progress...
OPIE: “Paw, is ‘heads’ chicken or pot roast?”
ANDY: “Pot roast.”
OPIE: “Then we’re havin’ chicken!”
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2604: Romeena, regardin' whether or not you can do the crazy colors and fonts in your email messages, it all depends on whether your email service supports "HTML TAGS" (that's what they're called - TAGS!). Your email "send" screen should have an option for "include HTML tags" or somesuch. If you don't select that option, your HTML instructions will be printed out RIGHT THERE IN THE NOTE, and it won't look right aTALL. Also, most email services that support HTML tags will have a "preview" function that will allow you to LOOK AT THE RESULTS of your HTML before you send the note out with possible errors. COOL!
"Let me tell you, gravy is NO JOKE." (Fred Goss)
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2605: Welcome back des...you lucky dawg..
Emma, are you comin' with me or not?......
to get them dogs...
are you comin' with me??
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2606:
Frank don't mind the colors, for they never do stink
the only thing he hates, is when we decide to blink----
(oh yea and makin the fonts big. that's always an pestilence. enjoy!)
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2607: For the porch we'd never want destruction,
Thank you kindly for the instruction.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2608: .
We know it
Hope we don't blow it.
Stolen from Bob Dylan c. 1964
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2609: A. The way I always said it was
I'm a poet
Don't know it
Don't show it.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2610: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR ANEIGHBOR, WOULD YOU BE MINE? COULD YOU BE MINE?
Hey Rafe I done Bold!
Also I went to the Seinfeld test. I got 20 of 25 but to tell you the truth I was guessin' at some of them. Good test. They also have a little message board like this one, but only on message 66 or so. Maybe it'll gather momentum and get as good as The Porch. Gotta check if my email includes html tags. If not, I'm changin' it. Too much fun. Boy, comin' here is as good as goin' to a trade school. Learnin', learnin', learnin'.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2611: Or-
I'm a poet
My feet show it
They're such Longellows.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2612: Fooey. I missed the "f" key.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2613: Good Andelina. Your Hero
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2614: Hello all. I'm back! Hey **Barn, Thanks fer th' cool card! Hey Leon, Thanks fer a doin' a GREAT job in my place. How is a everyone? Welcome ta' all th' newcomers. Time ta' a play a: "Doug's Tune." Here we go.
Briscoe(glad ta' be back)Darling Jr.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2615: Does anyone have ideas for games to play with family for my Dad's 80th surprise birthday/family reunion party?
There will be 20 of us. All ages. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'd like to get to some www links if you know of any!
*Rafe: email me the answer to my Trivia! (does he rrrrreeeeally know?)ha ha
EMMETT AND DE§: CHECK YOUR SNAIL MAIL TODAY!
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2616: This place is more of a bore today than it was last week.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2617: Well why do you keep comin' back?
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2618: Because, this porch used to be like Mayberry. A fun place to visit!
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2619: Mornin' Juanita--There's always the one where, at the beginning of the party, you stick a little paper on each person's back with the name of a famous person, living or dead, fictional or real, on it. Throughout the party he or she can ask questions about that person --- until he can figure it out. There is no real end to the game, because each person discovers his person at a different time, but it makes the finding fun. I think there is a name for this game, but I don't know it.. You could stick with a theme too--all TAGS names, all literary characters, all sports figures, etc. The ones I remember most were Mother Nature, Oscar Mayer, and Cliff Claven.
Also, it is sometimes interesting to ask some questions from "The Book of Questions", but some of them are a bit heavy. It can be interesting though.
And there's always Twister and pinatas.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2620: I agree and I loved the way it used to be but it has changed, the last time we posted a bunch of quotes some bozo jumped on us so I just go with the flow now.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2621: I agree 3. This place has become a color episode!
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2622: You tell em Colonel Harvey!
Deputy Barney Fife
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2623: Birthday party ideas. Come on!!!!
3, Colonel Harvey, Deputy Barney Fife
Ya know Andy I just might buy this car!
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2624: I think Msg 2616 is Ben Weaver. He kept complainin' too, but you couldn't get rid of him. Mebbe he just wants to be welcomed into the bosom of our horts. Welcome 2616. Pull up a chair. You ain't comin' here by accident. "He drew a circle and shut me out, heretic rebel a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win. We drew a circle and took him in."
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2625: This is not the Hallmark help line!
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2626: Mornin' to the porch! Miss Crump, I didn't mean to leave out Happy Teachers Week. Happy Teachers Week to all you teachers! Jelsik, I knew your heart was in the right place. Let's go get them dogs. I bet that little trembly one could go for another Mr. Cookie Bar right about now. I love it when Barney's putting all them dogs in the squad car and he SAYS to that one dog "Move over...I'm drivin'." I love Barney. --Emma
"We got swings in this town! We just don't use 'em at night!" (Barn)
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2627: Yes I do keep coming back. I long for the way this porch was at the beginning and I keep holding out hope that it can be that way again.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2628: 2620...Thanks for the support.
"We defy the Mafia!
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2629: To msg 2627:Then maybe you could make a comment in keeping with that "way it was" and see if you can lead it back there. All of these people on here seem pretty reasonable, and just because they have other interests as well doesn't mean they're anti-old ways. Have a little flexibility man. Things don't have to be so b & w. We all come back to TAGS. But in a friendly atmosphere like this, it is perfectly natural to talk about all sorts of things. It's what people do. Bend a little, boy. We all love Mayberry, or we wouldn't be here. But we aren't so one-dimensional that that is all we talk about. There's way yonder more than that.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2630: Msg 2620. It ain't such a good idee to let Bozos tell you what to do. Maybe the Bozo was an interloper. Try us again. This page is full of quotes. We really do love 'em.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2631: Come fish, come. Come fish, come. Sam's at the gate with a frosted cake.
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2632: Try a game called Reminiscing, Juanita. It's lots of fun and you gotta be sort of old to play it good. Look how the nay-sayers love it here! Just can't stay away. Please keep on with your remarks, Interlopers. It just serves to prove to us what a fun place this really is! We don't expect everyone to be nice all the time. We don't mind a little discord. We can handle it!
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2633: Hey msg 2631--if you can't find a red headed man, a boy will do. JINX
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2634:
Barney: "I think that could use just a touch more plaster. I always like to make my moulages a bit on the solid side."
Andy: "I like to use a little egg white in mine...makes em moister and fluffier."
May 7, 1998 - Msg 2635: Boojum, are you going to Mayberry at Meadowview in Kingsport? We need a headcount here on the porch on who's going to that. Jelsik? You gonna be there?