September 18, 2001 - Msg 2211: Thanks for the back-up Asa. And it's not over yet. Our company has been hit with the new Code Red Virus and it has shut down 3 servers and ALL our 130 clients! It's truly an attack on many fronts.

My Dad was also WWII vet, but didn't have to endure the kind of horrors your dad did. What a brave guy! He put it all on the line so we could enjoy the freedom we *used* to have up until now. I hope our Generation-X will pick up where Asa Sr. left off!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Sec. of Defense/tea socials


September 18, 2001 - Msg 2212: I feel so proud to be amoungst so many of my American-loving Proud Mayberrians! Thanks ya'll for being here for each other!
*Mavis
I updated my website, ya'll check it out & be sure to sign the guestbook.
*Mavis' Place

September 18, 2001 - Msg 2213: Hey folks....I'm trying to get the word out that:
#1. The Mayberry.com web site is DOWN and I'm not sure when it'll be back up but we're working on it.

#2. The WBMUTBB Digest mailing list is broken and we're working on that as well.

Whew...I think Newtown Monroe has been helping us out here at the courthouse...I'm just glad he has started painting the front porch yet. :-)
--Allan


September 18, 2001 - Msg 2214: I don't know Allen, sounds like Barn's cousin Virgil is over there helping out also. Good luck.

Asa

September 18, 2001 - Msg 2215: Hi everyone. Sounds like you all have had some deep discusions today. I agree with Mavis, I'm proud of you all and proud of our patriotism! I'm especially proud that I am personal friends with Mrs. Wiley, the Secretary of Defense. - Hazel

September 18, 2001 - Msg 2216: Hey Mavis that is a good web page.
Frankie Flint

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2217: (~Mrs. Wiley sticks out her lower lip and goes into Barn-mode):"Yep, it's a jungle out there."

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2218: Mrs. Wiley, do you start your meetings with "We have got to nip it! Nip it in the bud!"?? - Hazel

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2219: Well ya'll it is raining cats and dogs here! The farmers are starting to combine and get those crops out of the field. It sure feels like fall in the air. The Farmer's almanac says the first freeze is Oct. 20. My husband thinks there will be snow soon after. All the wooly worms are very dark in color. Not a good sign. We will be starting on the fall woodcutting soon. THen this Maude will definitely have football biceps!
And that cold weather will be just right for goat babies to come - they are due at Christmas/New Year's! I'll call you all to come and help "kid."

The first grade just finished singing "My Country Tis of Thee." There is nothing prettier or sweeter than that. "Let Freedom Ring!"

homemaker

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2220: No Hazel, that's how we end them. Right now, we'er telling terrorists to "gird your loins, buster!"
~ Mrs. Wiley

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2221: Ya know, I have seen alot of mean people when they's been in the moonshine... Maybe some someone got a bad batch in the MiddleEast!!! We can only hope it Kills 'em! Otis' Wife

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2222: You know what I'm gonna do? Go over to Mount Pilot & go to the fair. Go food & fun!! Anyone want to go with me?

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2223: A fair? I shore would like me some bluberry pie! Aren't blueberries due to be picked in the fall? I have a good friend with a log cabin in the woods of N. GA and she gets LOADS of them each year.
Nice web page Mavis! ~ Mrs. Wiley

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2224: Everything is OK in Mayberry(.com). I'm sure it took lots of work to get things back and I appreciate your efforts, Floyd. A real Prince.
- Opie "Maybe we ought to get bigger wires"

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2225: Hey Porch, thanks for the nice comments on my webpage. I hope this finds my Mayberry family all safe & sound. homemaker I'll come help 'kid' those kids for you, I love little baby goats!
*Mavis

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2226: Well, things aren't working 100% at Mayberry.com. It looks like the things that run scripts are still messed up (Mrs. Crump's, Cast Member Database, etc.).
--Allan

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2227: Please, can anyone help me. I was trying to get on the wbmutbb "members only" place, but I do not remember the correct password. I used the one I thought was it and it does not work.
Thanks for your help- Mrs. Pooh

September 19, 2001 - Msg 2228: You all have a Mayberry Day.
Frankie Flint

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2229: Mrs. Pooh, Nobody here is going to give you your password to the WBMUTBB Members only page. How could they know if you're a member or not and how would they know your password? You'll have to email Me (Allan) to get help.
--Floyd

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2230: Well, here we go again. Another day. Shazam. - Hazel

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2231: Good Morning Everyone! Well the rain has stopped . . .but we had a few gully washers yesterday. Mavis - you come and see me at kidding time. You can have the midnite to 5AM shift. I need my beauty sleep - you know.

Greetings to Asa, Hazel, Mrs. Wiley and all the other porch sitters. Make sure your porches are swept and your flag is flying HIGH!

Anyone for brunch instead of breakfast? I am awfully hungry right now. I'll have to see what the cafeteria ladies have cookin'! It's good to have friends in the right places.

homemaker

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2232: I'll eat brunch if I can just eat it tonight


September 20, 2001 - Msg 2233: If you eat brunch tonight, then it's brupper.

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2234: It could be linner or lupper!

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2235: Mrs. Wiley - now that you are secretary of defense - what color are you going to paint "de-fence?"

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2236: Red White and Blue, of course! ~Mrs. Wiley

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2237: But chicken wire is a more friendlykind of fence! ;-)

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2238: Ya'll beat ever'thang! You know that?
*Mavis

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2239: homemaker, if you can wait 'til tomorrow you can try the catfish casserole. ~Dež~
font checkpoint chickie: negative

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2240: yuck!

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2241: what's wrong with catfish casserole? it's good, I like it.

--Jelsik

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2242: No, you don't!

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2243: Good evening, friends. What a rousing speech by George W. That boy's education was worth every penny. Friends, please pray along with me. My soldier grandson is supposed to leave tomorrow for Kuwait, for an indeterminate period of time. He turned 21 on the day the towers fell.
I'm still trying to find a big, pretty flag to hang out in front of my house. Even bought a little spotlight to illuminate it, so I don't have to bring it in at night. Now all I need is a flag! If I don't find one soon (I have a few prospects), I'm going to buy red, white and blue contact paper and turn my garage door into a giant flag! Mine is the only flagless house on my street, and my neighbors are starting to look at me funny.
Guess I could ask Newton Monroe to just paint a flag on my garage door, but no telling what country my flag would represent by the time he got through with it.
I'm about to do my part to keep the economy rolling - my car just went out of warranty, and I don't like to gamble with repair bills, so will probably trade this weekend. Got my eye on a real beauty, price is right, etc.
Well, sleep calls and I intend to try to take advantage of the fact that I'm off work tonight. Peace, friends! --Romeena

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2244: Hey to ya Romeena, and prayers go out to your brave Grandson. What would we do without brave Men and Women in this land of ours. And good on ya going out and doing some consuming. Thats the kind of stuff all of us need to be doing if possible. I gotta consume, you gotta consume, all gods children gotta consume.

Asa

September 20, 2001 - Msg 2245: Hey to the Porch!
Frankie Flint

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2246: Morning porchsters. Romeena, I'll be thinking of your grandson too. And all of our brave armed forces. Be careful buying a car. I hear hubcaps Lesch has been selling them again. - Hazel

Barney: Guess.
Andy: I can't guess.
Barney: Guess.
Andy: Well...
Barney: I'm gona buy a car.

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2247: Hi Hazel, Hi Frankie. It's friday. That means golf tomorrow. Aint been out in a couple of weeks so I'm anxious to get out. What's everyone else doing over the weekend?

Asa
"YOUR'E A FINE SON BARN"

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2248: Good Morning Porch! I'll be getting my automobile worked on this weekend. Consume, consume, consume. Gotta keep them Gomers and Goobers working!

Prayers go out to your grandson and whole family Romeena. They started laying people off at my job: most of our clients are airlines and other travel industry related businesses. Many have pulled out or cut back. Then add this Nimda virus problem, which we are STILL trying to kill... well, morale is low. So today we're having a pot luck lunch. The company is buying fried chicken and the employees are bringing in the rest. It's gonna be a humm-dinger of a lunch!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"I remembered how MUCH everybody loved my meatballs!"


September 21, 2001 - Msg 2249: Good Morning Porchsters! Best Wishes to your grandson Romeena. He will be in our prayers.
Hey Frankie, Hey Hazel and good golfing to you Asa. I guess it is time for you to practice that weed cutting swing again. Just don't hit anyone with that lethal swing of yours. Do you think they have golf courses in Afghanistan? Maybe you could enlist? Take out that bin Laden with one of your swings. Bang - right between the eyes! You would be a national hero for sure!

Our week-end will be consumed with a goat auction (of course - some more of that consuming) and a family "rebellion." Looks like the rain is supposed to hold off until Sunday evening. My fingers are crossed.

Have a flag waving, heart pounding, Mayberry kind of week-end.

God Bless President Bush and all the boys overseas! Amen!

homemaker

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2250: Howdy- Got an extra chair on the porch? Just thought I'd set a spell. Yes siree, just thought I'd spend a few minutes enjoying the peace and quiet with the young 'uns off the the school house down the road. You seem like a friendly sort. -- New Neighbor

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2251: Howdy- Got an extra chair on the porch? Just thought I'd set a spell. Yes siree, just thought I'd spend a few minutes enjoying the peace and quiet with the young 'uns off the the school house down the road. You seem like a friendly sort. -- New Neighbor

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2252: Hi there new neighbor! Set a spell... what's your hurry? We are all rite friendly here in Mayberry and glaaaad to have 'ye!
~ Mrs. Wiley

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2253: I think this is a great Web site, its like the good ole days. I can remember when i was a young girl we would set out on the front porch and watch the cars go by, and My day would be whitling on a peice of wood. Reminds me of Mayberry days. Sloowwww and sssssoooooo peaceful like. So i say: Slooww D O W N!! Whats ya hurry? Take it easy. "Well I'll see ya"

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2254: In the middle of building a new house, this one with a big front porch! Many days were spent on grandma's front porch watching the world go by. So now my hubbie and I are building our own front porch, come by and sit a spell... ~New Neighbor

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2255: Where can I find wallpaper and screensavers relating to the show?

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2256: Never mind, I found them>

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2257: Howdy New Neighbor. Welcome. We just built a new house about a year ago with a nice front porch. Love it, just love it. Best to you and yours.

Asa

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2258: Welcome New Neighbor you'll like it here, best make that one of them big ol wrap aroound porches, we like to do alot of sittin & eatin' here. Romeena my prayers & thoughts are with you & yours as well, I have a nephew that just signed up & it has me worried, but I'm proud of him. I have had the same trouble finding a flag here too, had one, but I think the Count got it. Anyways.... Good evening to all of you,
*Mavis

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2259: Try this place Romeena I'm looking to get one myself from there.Flag Store
*Mavis

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2260: Howdy, folks, and welcome to you, New Neighbor! You'll find that this porch is sort of unusual, in that it will expand to accommodate newcomers, and will even pop up another rockin' chair if needed. Mavis, thanks for the link. Our local Home Depot is supposed to have some this weekend, but if they don't, I'll go to the Flag Store.
Thanks to all of you for your prayers and good wishes. My grandson will appreciate it. I'll be joining in those prayers, because I know he's one of thousands who will be going, and many of those will belong to others here on this porch, such as Mavis's nephew. Prayers for all of them.
Well, I did it. I struck my blow for the economy, and bought that car. It's a dandy, and I'm glad I did it. Hate to start car payments again, but repairs aren't cheap either. Sure wish Goober and Gomer were nearby.
Have a lovely, peaceful weekend, friends, and let's use the Sabbath to reflect on God's blessings and to ask ourselves whether we deserve for them to continue.--Romeena

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2261: Thanks so much for warm welcome. It sure is nice to find a welcoming committee. We already have the flag flying from the top of the windmill, (60 feet in the air) for all the world to see that we LOVE AMERICA. Good night fine neighbors, see ya in the morning. ~ New Neighbor

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2262: Way to go Romeena. It really ticks me off to see what the stock market is doing. Only because I don't want them to think they are putting it to us. Please, if you are invested in the stock market, stay in there. It will get better. Don't let them think they're beating us.
That said, prayers to your nephew Mavis. May he be protected and blessed. I checked out your web site. Real nice place.
Well I best go to bed I reckon. Bless you all.

Asa

September 21, 2001 - Msg 2263: Hello New Neighbor, you all have a good Mayberry weekend.
Frankie Flint

September 22, 2001 - Msg 2264: Good Morning all. Welcome to the porch, New Neighbor. I'm glad you bought that car, Romeena. When you gona take us all for a ride in it? You'll want me near a window. (I get car sick). Everybody have a good day. Take care. - Hazel

September 22, 2001 - Msg 2265: But havin the time of your life, Huh?

Asa

September 22, 2001 - Msg 2266: Move over I'm driving!
You all set? I'm all set!
*Mavis

September 22, 2001 - Msg 2267: I'm all set Mavis, you all set? (Tell Hazel to quit hangin' her head out the window like a dog!) ~ Mrs. Wiley

September 22, 2001 - Msg 2268: Hello Fellow Mayberrians! Just finalized plans to attend Mayberry Days in Mt. Airy, NC -- Hope to see some of our buddies there! The Original Charlene Darling From NC (CDfromNC)

September 22, 2001 - Msg 2269: Howdy Porch, hey asa how was the golfing. You all have a wonderful day.
Frankie Flint

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2270: Good Sabbath everyone. The golfing was terriffic Frankie. I hope everyone had a good saturday, and I hope you all have a good sabbath.
Asa
"NOW I'LL DRIVE SO I'LL SIT IN THE FRONT."

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2271: Morning Asa, and everyone. It's a beautiful day. I wonder where Fun Girl has been. She aint been on lately. Hope the ol knee didn't go out again. A. Cappella should be getting back soon from vacation. How was the potluck, Mrs. Wiley? Were the meatballs a success? If there was any left over, Asa might want to use em for golf balls. Not that they were hard, or tough, or anything like that. Everyone have a great day!
- Hazel

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2272: Mornin Hazel. I don't know about them meatballs for golf balls though. Lead don't travel very far.
Uhhh not that I'm making any comparison. That's not what I'm saying atalll.

Asa

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2273: Good Sabbath Asa, Hazel, Mavis, homemaker Frankie, New Neighbor...well just EVERYONE!

The pot luck was a success - we all ate well. I'm always satisfied to see those meatballs dissappear - although nobody ever comments about how they taste. Wonder what causes that?

~ Mrs. Wiley
Hazel, I think the word for them golf balls is "galvinized".


September 23, 2001 - Msg 2274: or is it "vulcanized"?

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2275: I don't know about anyone else, but when I ate them I was traumatized.
- Hazel
tee hee

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2276: Everybody's a comedian!

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2277: hahahahaha ~Mrs. Wiley

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2278: test

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2279: test?

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2280: did you pass?

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2281: hey, nobody told me ther was gonna be a test! Sounds like a good time for a trivia question.

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2282: Night Porch, I ain't taking no test!
*Mavis

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2283: Golley, I haven't posted any thing in a while.
I got on your web site, Mavis. I encourage the fellow Mayberrians to get on the site.

September 23, 2001 - Msg 2284: Im going to have to go to town and see if Miss Elle has any new makeup and perfume in her drugstore. Take care Porch!
Frankie Flint

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2285: Did ya sign the guestbook 2283? We love to see who all came thru there.
Gotta go groom some puppy feet for a while today, & it's raining, I hate giving them baths, then knowing they are going out in the rain. Oh well,
can't do nothing about the weather.
*Mavis
92! (know who said that?)

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2286: I think it was Calvin Coolidge.
- Hazel

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2287: No Hazel, Calvin Coolidge didn't say every thing. It wer Mark Twain that said it.
Hope ya all have a great day and great week.
Asa

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2288: Good morning Fine Neighbors- Hope your weekend was fine, just fine... Took in a movie in the movie theatre, already seen it, Goober kept doing Cagney impressions. Just a lovely weekend, but now it's getting ready to rain. Oh well, have to hang the clothes out on the porch. Watch your head when you come over!!~ New Neighbor

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2289: From whenst do you hail New Neighbor?

Asa

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2290: Hey Asa: Just down the road a piece. Ain't you seen all them clothes of the young'uns out on the line? Mavis yu need to hang them puppies out on my line? ~New Neighbor

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2291: I'll bet New Neighbor has been a wanderer - and used to read an old army buddies hometown newspaper "The Mayberry Gazette", and we seemed so nice and friendly-like, that he (or she) just had to make this Home! Is it jest barely possible?
~ Mrs. Wiley

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2292: I think you're on to something there, Mrs. Wiley. New Neighbor heard about how friendly we were and wanted more than anything to be on the porch with us. I guess it's like Andy said; we should take that as a compliment. Wait til she hears she has to fix breakfast every now and then.
- Hazel


September 24, 2001 - Msg 2293: Or put up with my golf swing, huh Hazel? Hazel? Haaazelll? I'll be dogged, she went deaf again.

Asa

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2294: Hello Mayberry - Another rainy night in North Carolina- Been raining here alot lately - Course we need it - I know what your a thinkin- can't I talk about anything else but the rain - Well we can talk about you - As for me - no coffee, tea or punch thank you.......

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2295: oops - forgot to tell who I am - sorry - CDfromNC

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2296: I forgot to tell who I was, on Msg 2283. I'm AngeFan. No I did not sign the guest book but I think I will now, now Mavis. I also have a red dachshund named Rusty. He loves to go to the local park and chase ducks.

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2297: Asa, you are a bird in this world! ~Mrs. Wiley

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2298: Good Evening Porch!
Frankie Flint

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2299: Hey AngeFan both these little monsters they call Dachshunds, love to chase the birds out of the yard, the cows away from the fence, & they swear the mailman is coming to kill us all. so much yappin' out of such little dogs! May need to hang them on New Neighbor's clothesline Just thought I'd stop in before I go to bed, was watching the Redskins play, but the stench they are making from stinkin up the field with so many bad plays is more than I can handle! So I'm leaving for a grown woman, I'm a sight!
*Mavis

September 24, 2001 - Msg 2300: I mean really.... all that money in this team & they have scored a whopping 3 points in the last 2 games! Rafe you can say what you want about my Redskins, I'll agree with you this time.
I'm going to bed & put my record on of "Dirty me, dirty me, I'm disgusted with the Redskins!" Even if it makes me cry!
*Mavis

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2301: Good Morning Porch! Breakfast is a-watin':eggs (your way), MEAT, Biscuts and gravy and grits, and doughnuts with Redskins logos frosted on top. (subliminal meanng there: doughnuts are Zero shaped)

~ Mrs. Wiley
Coffee's simmering


September 25, 2001 - Msg 2302: Oh Mrs. Wiley, you make me laugh hard indeed. Sounds like a good breakfast. Over medium for me please. Don't feel to bad about your Redskins Mavis. There just getting off to a slow start. Where is Joe Gibbs when you need him?
Now where is Hazel this morning? She is usually the first one up.
And where is Romeena been. Aint heard from her, or Homemaker, or Fun Girl, for a while. Ya'll better check in soon now.

Asa

"YOU AIN'T TALKING TO JERK YOU KNOW."

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2303: Mrs. Wiley, you're a treasure! I'll have my eggs scrambled. I'll leave the doughnuts for Mavis. Oh, looks like you're getting low on biscuts...
BREAD! Come on everybody; eat up. They say a feller works better on a full stomach.
- Hazel

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2304: Hey Asa, I was posting at the exact same time as you. Wow, we're in the twilight zone again. - Hazel

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2305: Mornin Hazel. Glad to see your up and at em. I thought maybe you had done relapsed on me. Can't have that now, can we?

Asa

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2306: Well, I do have a relapse now and then. Yesterday I went deaf for a while. And sometimes I repeat myself. And sometimes I repeat myself. I may never fully recover from that head injury earlier this summer. But I've forgiven you, ol buddy.
- Hazel

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2307: Are'nt ya kind. Are'nt ya kind. As long as you don't start seeing double your'e o.k.
seeing double

Asa
Asa

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2308: Oh no! I'm seeing double now. And another thing too. I'm getting very forgetful. Like right now. Seems like there's someplace I'm suppose to be... Maybe still asleep? No, that's not it. Watching a movie? On a picnic? No... What could it be. I know! I'm suppose to be at work. Rats. Have a good day.
- Hazel

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2309: You to Hazel. LOL.

Asa

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2310: Great site! Don't get to see much of Mayberry here in Lithuania. Their pickles kinda tastes like Aunt Beas though!

Danny

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2311: Hi Danny! Welcome to the Porch - you must be Doin' your turn of military duty there in Lithuania, (on accounta your between the ages of 18-35). Maybe you got kerosene cucumbers there, but you have a great olympic basketball team!
~ Mrs. Wiley

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2312: Welcome Danny just jump on in & hang on!!
As for them Redskins, what can I say? They said it all last night, & for Joe Gibbs, he's out driving Pontiacs round & round in circles, doing pretty good for himself, but I'd rather have him back in DC.
Well of to be doing something, don't know what, but thought maybe I'd get Asa to go practice his golf swing at the next Redskin practice hehe
*Mavis

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2313: By the way, them doughnuts was good, but they go down kinda dry without milk & the band playing Hail to the Redskins.
*Mavis

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2314: Good evening porchsters. Just got out of the barn from milking. The cows were warm for such a cold day, nice for warming your hands!! I got some milk for the doughnuts, better make it into HOT CHOCOLATE! My breakfast tomorrow. How about a little Baked oatmeal? Everyone's favorite at work, Mrs. Wiley. ~ New Neighbor

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2315: Welcome New Neighbor and Danny. It is turning chilly here in NC. Even in the Piedmont region the leaves are beginning to change. It is a little early. Mayberry Days is this weekend and never have we left our home with the leaves changing already, so I wonder what Mt. Airy will look like.
Romeena, God bless your grandson and may God keep a protective guard around him at all times. These are trying times. I pray for everyone in the whole world.
And I'm glad you got a new car, what kind ? I've been looking, can't afford one though. Hubby is the only one who works. They sure are pretty though. I just love that new car smell. I bought some stuff that is supposed to have that new car smell but it is different.
Frankie Flint, Walker's has the newest in cosmetics and perfumes, come on by and buy.
Everyone take care. Take time to pray and take time to tell one another that you love them.
I love you folks.
Oh, and that President Bush and his office is doing a swell job and Mayor of New York is too. I hope they will let him run another term. NY needs him until they can somewhat return to normalcy, which will be a long time.
I hope they don't rebuild the WTC twin towers. NO BUILDING ANYWHERE SHOULD BE HIGHER THAN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT LADDERS CAN REACH ! (wife on a former volunteer fireman). I think a memorial, something similar to what they did in Oklahoma is in order for "ground zero". My prayers for all who are hurting and those in rescue. And for those precious dogs too. I read an article saying that people see the fireman sitting alone talking with the search dogs. These dogs can't wear masks to keep the dust out of their lungs. These dogs are like psychiatrists to the rescue people. Animals are wonderful.
Once, I felt really bad and all my cats gathered on my bed. They sensed something was wrong. I told them "Mama will be okay", which I think helped make me okay. That and the cats and God.
Night, night.
Miss Ellie
"me and Fluffy have been friends for years."

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2316: Hey to all! Yes I am still hanging on and checking in each day to see what is going on. Last week we went to nature camp with Little Opie's class and when his pa and I got back, we both had awful colds. So, I have been feeling purty poorly this week.

Went out and got Ricky Skaggs new album today. Oh how I teared up as I heard him on Shady Grove. Put me in mind of my darling boys and I just had to give them a call and share it with them. If you like the music on TAGS you would love the new C.D. (You can tell how ancient I am my me calling it an album.)It is cllled "History of the Future."
He is one young man who is proud of his blue grass heritage. His mama raised him right.

Envious of all who are gathered with their Mayberry Family for the fun and festivities for Mayberry Days. God bless them.
God Bless U.S., Every One.
Fun Girl

P.S. The leg is doing tolerable well. It comes in spells. The bursitis in my right leg is hurting me purty powerful bad though. "MY PILLS, I NEED MY PILLS."

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2317: Miss Ellie, so good to hear from you. I been wonderin' about you. And Fun Girl, we've missed you; sorry about that leg. We all gotta stick together here on the porch, and take care of one another. So, to all of you that are hurting or in pain, I think of you each day. Please keep checking in so we can know how you are doing.
- Hazel

September 25, 2001 - Msg 2318: Hi All. Will it's going to be a cold night here?
Summer is gong and fall is here.
Mavis stop crying about the redskins and think we may not be playing spots becaues of all that is going on now ?did your fined washing the dogs.
Miss.Ellie. cats and dogs can till wined thing are wrong what people too.
Asa.how as the golf game.
A Sacred thing.
we can't contain the past
like fireflie in a jar,
nor hold tomorrow back-
no matter who we are.
we cannot stop the tides
that daily ebb and flow,
nor prevent the winter skies
from sending flakes of snow.
we can't provide the birds
a nest when it is spring
or cause a rose to bloom-
for that's a sacred thing!
man, with all his treasures
that only a few can share,
must leave these thing to God
who lets us know he's there.
TOM.



September 26, 2001 - Msg 2319: Good morning, porch. Liked your poem, Tom. Very true.
- Hazel

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2320: Good Morning Porch! Just crawled out from under all the civers. It's cold this morning. Time to crank up the heat, and get the young 'uns ready for school. They's moving kinda slow. Best get that hot breakfast in them. Have a blessed day. Praying for you all. ~ New Neighbor

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2321: Morning Porch. Who's turn for breakfast? Sounds like New Neighbor is cooking up a storm, but we been invited over...yet. Thanks for the poem Tom.
Good to hear from you Fun Girl. Take care of that leg. Hope everyone has a great day.

Asa
"24 HOURS A DAY, A POLICEMANS JOB IS NEVER DONE. I'LL TELL HIM ANG."

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2322: Morning Asa:
New Neighbors' policy is like Aunt Bea, if your here pull up a chair. All are welcome to our home. No one ever went away hungry!! How about a pancake and waffles? Sausage or ham fresh from the smokehouse? ~ New Neighbor

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2323: I'll be right over for breakfast, New Neighbor. Let's see.. which one is your place? Do I have to walk past the old Rimshaw place to get there?
- Hazel

"It's just the lighting, like Andy said."

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2324: Sounds good New Neighbor. Hope I wasn't pushy back there. If there is one thing I can't stand is being pushy. Hazel, run like mad when you get to the Rimshaw place. They is spooks in there you know.

Asa

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2325: The Rimshaw place is not haunted especially for little old witches like me. :-) It has been one darn morning here. I have been on my broom about the children I teach not having homework completed, no names on papers, being tardy for school. . .and the list goes on. I admit I am an old fashioned teacher. I expect things to be completed and I expect the children to be responsible for their things. When they blame Mom for not putting things in their backpack - I ask who brings the backpack to school. My four year old and three year old both pack their backpack for school. I tell them what they need and they put it in so they will know where it is. Sorry - I needed to vent!

Okay Asa, it sounds like you and hazel are up to your old tricks. Welcome new neighbor, glad you could sit a spell with us. I am glad you are fixing breakfast. I am not too much for oatmeal but could I have cream of wheat instead? And Danny from across the ocean, be careful of the castles in Lithuania - they are good for moonshine stills. And Gomer may be in one of them rooms - you know how he likes to do a sneak attack.

Hey Fun Girl - this teaching thing is really starting to interfere with my porch sitting! Do I need to get my priorities in line or what. Porch sitting and then teaching - how do you think the superintendent would like that?!

take care ya'll

homemaker

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2326: Hey Homemaker. I just can't picture you as a witch. Just a frustrated ejukator. Thats how my spelling teacher was with me. Wonder why.

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2327: Whoops forgot to sign my homework.

Asa

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2328: Better watch it Asa you don't sign yer homework & homemaker will make you warsh the blackboard. I'm not crying or complainin too much Tom I would like to see them win, but I know there are more important things going on, just trying to lighten it up a bit is all. Didn't mean to offend.
Better go get my homework papers & make sure they have my name on them. Do we have to have the date on it too??
*Mavis

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2329: I needed that visit from the front porchsters this morning. It helps to get the morning going. Way to go Homemaker!!! Them young 'uns never learn reponsibility if mom and dad keep making excuses for them. I too used to teach, before the 4 special gifts came to our house. Now it's a full time job just parenting them. Keeps me on my toes and knees!! That's why I have enjoyed the front porch for a breather. ~ New Neighbor

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2330: Whats for supper? Pssss. I hope it isn't Andy's burnt Chicken. I meant to tell you yesterday, Mavis. Rusty is a registered dog, so they made us give him a middle name. His middle name is Griffith.
Does yours have middle name?

There is this great web site where you can look up
practicly every star and get there mailing address. It's WWW.STARARCHIVES.COM

AngeFan

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2331: Yep homemaker, I reckon we need to keep our priorities in line and I can't imagine going into dear Dr. Furness' office and saying, "Look here Ron, now this lunch room mess is interfering with my porch sitting, so let's see if we can't work on it. HA!
The cold is doing better. I have quit my before school job and so I am hoping to get organized and
get back into to swing of things.
I reckon I could make breakfast in the morning. How does sausage, grits, eggs and biscuits sound.
And maybe some hot coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice. I was born in Georgia and we southern women only know how to make breakfast one was and that's BIG!!!

See ya'll in the morning, for breakfast? First come, first served.
Fun Girl

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2332: Howdy, friends! Been working, and when I'm working it's 12hr shifts, back to back, so don't get to sit on the porch for a few days. Tonight will be my last night, then off for five. Goody!
My dog has a middle name, too. She's the Sugarplum Faerie! (That's the Old English spelling of "fairy". Just ask Malcolm Merriwether, he'll verify that. New Neighbor, that breakfast sounds great! Are you gonna do it again tomorrow? I'll drop by on my way home from work, and how about I bring some fresh blueberries? They're good mixed into a little cottage cheese.
Well, gotta get to work. Everyone have a great evening. Wish I could just stay right here on the porch and watch the sun go down, maybe watch the kids catch some fireflies.--Romeena

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2333: Hey, Fun Girl! I see you're in charge of breakfast tomorrow - OK if I bring my blueberries and cottage cheese to your house? It's a little like grits and prunes, but lots better!--Romeena

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2334: Hey to the porch. Go Rams!

--Jelsik
(you go, Mavis)

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2335: AngeFan, that url didn't jive. Could you please trouble check it?

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2336: I'm trying Jelsik but them skins ain't co-operating with me! AngeFan Don't go laughing now, you'll hurt the dog's feelings but all my critters have full names. there's Buster Brown, Blackberry Dumplin', Lil Bit o Blarney, & Tatiana Tink (italics it what we call them)
What time is breakfast I don't have to work tomorrow so I might be late, save me some.
*Mavis

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2337: Thanks for breakfast this morning, New Neighbor. I was so out of breath when I got there, after running like mad past the old Rimshaw place. I coulda swore I saw an ax thru the winder as I was running past. I'll be at your place first thing in the morning, Fun Girl. I get up at 4:30 every day, will that be to early?
- Hazel

Andy: A few minutes one way or the other shouldn't make any difference.
Barney: Well, it does to me. I've got a clock in my stomach.

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2338: My dear sweet doggie passed away 9 years ago, but her name was Scarlet O. Hairy! (a Chow) ~ Mrs. Wiley
ps. "hey" to all on the porch!

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2339: Good evening porch. Sounds like we are off to Fun Girl's for breakfast in the morn. I'll be there for sure. Hey to everyone on the porch. Go Raiders, (ditto Mavis, the diversion is good).

Asa

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2340: How about blueberry pancakes for breakfast. I love blue berries, but don't care for cottage cheese. I don't eat healthy.
So good to see everyone.
Homemaker, sounds like you had a "Miss Crump" day.
Hope it gets better. When I was a teenager, we didn't plan it, but it just so happened that none of us read our homework and she went out crying. I hated that because I really liked her.
Beautiful poem TOM. Hope all our friends are arriving to Mayberry Days safely. It's gonna be the chilliest year yet, well since I've been.
Mavis, maybe Tom feels like I do, sports starting back anytime is too soon for me...haha ! I read something saying that it may be better if the nation doesn't get back to normal because for a while, most of the nation stood united, race and religious differences were overlooked. Those are good things that came out of a tragedy. That good thing we shouldn't lose. UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL.
Miss Ellie
"MEAT" !

September 26, 2001 - Msg 2341: Hey Miss Ellie im on my way to see your new cosmetics. AngeFan thanks for the info. on the web site.
Frankie Flint

September 27, 2001 - Msg 2342: Jesus is Lord!!!

September 27, 2001 - Msg 2343: Good Morning, porch.
- Hazel

September 27, 2001 - Msg 2344: Good Morning Porch, Hazel. I'm off to Fun Girl's for breakfast. Fresh squeezed o.j. sounds sooo good. Aint had none of that since I visited my Uncle last April in Ventura California.
I've gotta go fix some windows now. I see Ernest T was in town.
Asa
"HE'S A STRANGE ONE, HE'S A WILD MAN, HE'S A NUT."

September 27, 2001 - Msg 2345: Breakfast should be your best meal of the day, that's what they say. As my dear departed Aunt Dovie said, the first time she went to Cracker Barrell to eat, "Lord, ya'll know how to feed a body." She way Mayberry when Mayberry wasn't cool.
Fun Girl

September 27, 2001 - Msg 2346: There ain't nothing like a Cracker Barrel breakfast - oooo that hash brown casserole. MMM goood!
It is a little better day today. No one was tardy today and I only got dirty looks from 1/2 the students.
Just really busy, busy, busy.

homemaker

September 27, 2001 - Msg 2347: Hey ya'll , Hope you had a good day. Been away all day at the All American Dairy show. My young 'un is a Dairy Princess. Had some of that good fair food, and lots of friends. Was Barney there with Juanita? Nita, JUaaaanita. I could have swore I heard him there!!! See ya in the morning. ~New Neighbor

September 27, 2001 - Msg 2348: Well folks, our dear, dear speech teacher has been promoted. They could not find anyone to take her position. So they finally had a lady interview and take the job. She is from Asia and she is as sweet as she can be, but doesn't feel real confident with the English language. This should be one hum-dinger of a combo. Put her and Little Opie together and will have funny stories to send into Readers Digest for years to come. But thank God for her. She took the job when no one else wanted it, so she will always be a hero to me. And a big THANK YOU to homemaker and all the dedicated special people in all the schools around the nation who take locker rooms and turn them into a place of learning. My hats off to ya lady!

Now I will get off my soap box and go and rustle up some grub for Little Opie and his Pa.
Fun Girl