December 20, 2004 - Msg 25848:
Man, Ollie and Pipeman, it is so cold in your part of the country, that not only are we getting
snow-BIRDS here in AZ, but I seen 3 polar bears, a couple of timberwolves, and a moose
sunnin' themselves out by the pool of the Phoenician Resort ! teehee.
Ya all probably think i been tastin' those year-old mulberry squeezins!
Here's a guitar with five good strings, pull up a chair and let's sing a good rendition of Away in a Manger....Ellie, take the lead now!
December 20, 2004 - Msg 25849:
Looks like I swept the ice off the porch!
We better get that snow off the roof too, before the p-man freezes a kidney!
December 20, 2004 - Msg 25850:
Good Ev-en-in' Porch! OK, here we go: in harmony...
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head.
The stars in the sky look down where he lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
Now let me have some of that good egg nog!
~ Mrs. Wiley
December 20, 2004 - Msg 25851:
Ok...I know that "X" is a stretch...but I still like it! :-)
Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
J oy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of "Camp Complaining"
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To "thank" is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We'll run the race with patience
Xalting God most high
Yes, there'll be good times and some will be bad, but...
Zion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!
December 20, 2004 - Msg 25852:
Phone lines are back working here at this end of the porch. Got down to -14 last night. It made it all the way up to 3 this afternoon and right now it's back down to -3.
Dixie, way to go.
Rev Jr., I might have ya beat. I had 4 Nolan Ryan rookie cards and when we were moving to this house about 13 years ago I put 3 of them in safe place so they wouldn't get lost. My brother wanted to take the other one into work and show it to a fella. Well, needless to say I am now the proud owner of 1 Nolan Ryan rookie card. The others are like Vice President Cheney in a secure undisclosed location.
Keep warm & Merry Christmas,
December 20, 2004 - Msg 25853:
Evenin' Y'all! Boy,is it cold down here in South Cackalacky or what? Rev,you staying warm up there in Florence? If it's gonna be this cold,least it could do is SNOW! I'm still dreaming of a white Christmas!
I got to see Nolan Ryan pitch several times back in '79 when he was with the California Angels.Had box seats right behind home plate! Didn't know back then how big a deal he was going to become or I would've gotten autographs,etc. for sure! Oh well..
Gonna throw an electric blanket on top of my rock tonight and hunker down-y'all have a good evening and stay warm!
possum under a rock
December 20, 2004 - Msg 25854:
mrs wiley= mdc will fix you up some egg nog that will warm you down to your toes. possum= to play it safe you might want to heat the rock a couple times tonight. merry christmas back at you. auh20= i know what your going thru, almost identical here. they're saying 6 to 8 inches of snow wed here. oh well like the feller said, what does a baseball card need with money? didn't help did i? have a great christmas. goober= loved your poem. did you know george lindsey turned 69 last friday dec 17th? but we know who the real goober is. button down the hatches. mdc= ship about 20 of those degrees on this end of the porch. doesn't mrs wiley have a beautiful voice? like an angel. anyone heard from floyd, spot and the rest of the missing folks? barney's christmas wish list==a heeliocopter, tear gas, hand gernades, a machine gun. that boy's pockets going to be mighty full. it'll take him two days to unload before his clothes goes to the laundry. ha. sure miss those porchsters who haven't been in awhile, asa, sterling, homemaker, fun girl, emma, tom, county nurse, frankie flint, ellen brown, boo, ky moonshiner, banjo jerry. to name a few. pleasant dreams pipeman
December 20, 2004 - Msg 25855:
I would like to thank the Academy.... Just kidding. Thank you for all the congrats. I firmly belive that you guys helped me with that accomplishment through prayers. Never underestimate its power!
I'm very grateful for you guys. In fact I told a friend of mine the other day that you all were my prayer warriors! Have I already said this? I don't remember. Well there it is anyway.
We might have snow in Florida on Christmas! Imagine that! Wouldn't that be something? I hope that it does snow. I think it is so pretty. It reminds me that everything can be made clean. Washed as white as snow is the phrase right? I know. That might sound cliche but I think that phrase is the reason why I like snow.
Well.... Did I tell you guys that set up Numbers are now at 12? I must be looking really nice lately or really desperate...Hmmmmm... interesting thought... (lol).
Everyone have a good night!
Dixie (Hope you don't mind if I borrow your color Mrs. Wiley. ;)
December 20, 2004 - Msg 25856:
Just watched the rerun of the Inside TV land episode of TAGS and the part where Jim Nabors tells of the start of Gomer Pyle USMC
I had no idea of what actually happened to the troops that marched with Gomer in the opening of the show, but as Jim tells it, some actually died in Vietnam during that war. I am so saddened by this news, as I thought they might be all actors.
God bless those soldiers that died, and our soldiers that have died since then and in all our wars.
Any TAGS fans who supports our troops, go here to this site.
A huge great big thanks to all our soldiers who served in all our wars, inclyuding Iraq and Afghanistan, and even tho they were in this show, A big thanks goes to Sgt. Vince Carter, PFC Gomer Pyle, Sgt Hacker, Col Gray, Pvt. Hummel and Cpl Slater for their service to this country. Their acting made the armed services a worthwhile organization to join.
America will be safer as a result, indeed
I'm grateful indeed.
Phil Realing AKA Sheriff Goober
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25857:
Goober..that was a great way to use the alphabet...Might have to copy that for the kids!!
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25858:
it's beginning to look a lot like christmas on the porch. let's all sing( i'll be on the porch for christmas) who wants to lead off on this classic? dixie= snow in florida. who would have thunk. thanks sheriff goober for the info. we need to be in constant prayers for our troops, heard this morning that 10 was killed and some injuries at bagdad while they ate breakfast. to end my post this morning i'll end with:: WHEREVER A BEAUTIFUL SOUL HAS BEEN ::: THERE IS A TRAIL OF BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES. pipeman
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25859:
Mornin' Porchsters. Possum- yep, it's been a bit nippy here in Flo-town as well. You might get your white Christmas wish....30 percent chance of the white stuff for Saturday. My wife and kids are beside themselves hoping for it. I'd like to see it too, but I'm sure I'll be busy watching my TAGS dvd! YAHOO! auh2o- yep, ya got me beat on the Nolan Ryan cards. Just don't tell Barney where they're hidden. Remember the Gold Truck incident? Enough said. Dixie- I'm getting you a new stick for Christmas. You need a bigger one to fight off all those potential suitors! MDC- save me one of those chairs by the pool, I don't mind sharing with a moose. Goober- great poem,yo! Sheriff Goober- didn't know that about the opening of Gomer Pyle USMC. I second your thoughts about all of our troops. Pipeman- what's for breakfast? I'm starved. Mrs. Wiley- you DO sing like an angel. Spot- are you out of that wheelchair yet? Or do you have it all decorated for Christmas?
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25860:
Hey Alyce- didn't see you there...guess I was off my rocker for a spell. teehee.
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25861:
yea, yea, REV..I can get easily overlooked.
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25862:
Yes...another poem...thank God for those who serve!
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.
WAS THIS THE HERO OF WHOM I’D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO, THE FLOOR FOR A BED?
I REALIZED THE FAMILIES THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT, OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.
SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
I COULDN’T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
“SANTA DON’T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON’T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.”
THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN’T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT’S CHILL.
I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, “CARRY ON SANTA,
IT’S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.”
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH, AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.
Merry Christmas AND Happy Holidays to all...
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25863:
Alyce- nope, you weren't overlooked at all. We just posted at the same time. Sometimes I'll start a post, then get a phone call, then get called away from my desk, etc., then finish the post. By the time I hit "post your comments" it's been 45 minutes since I started it and 4 or 5 people have posted in the meantime.
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25864:
See..it happened again. Another good one Goob!
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25865:
Oh Rev..I know..it happens here too...I get sidetracked with dirty diapers or barbies or movies or sibling rivalry..potty breaks.. ;-)
Yes, Goob,that is a good one..I have recieved that at Christmas time the past couple of years..
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25866:
Hey all - just checking in. We're looking for a white Christmas here in Missouri. We're heading back to Kansas for family celebrations on Thursday though. And it's gonna be COLD too! I'm looking for summer already.
Congrats Dix on your Dean's List making. That stick comment above by Rev Jr. just inspired a new Darling's tune - "She Has To Beat The Boys Off With A Great Big Stick". (haha)
Spot - hope you're back on all fours pretty quick. Check in when you can.
Good posts, Goober. If you're free today - thank a soldier!
My goodness, Mrs Wiley, you sounded just like Ellie Walker singing Away in a Manger up there.
I'll sign off now - got to go make some "corn cobs" - popcorn balls with sugar corn pops and candy corn mixed in - shaped like corn cobs around a stick. Made a bunch of shortbread cookies yesterday - everybody eat up!
Merry Christmas! Celebrate the Gift of Jesus!
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25867:
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25868:
hey msg 25867- given the time of the year and all the spending going on, shouldn't your message be "check trouble"?
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25869:
Hey Rev Jr - that was just me making sure I shut my color off. I boogered up the porch last time I didn't shut it off.
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25870:
I think the appropriate word for this board might be "GOOBERED up the porch", don't ya think AFD?!
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25871:
Just stopping in to say hey and Merry Christmas to all! I hope this season and the coming new year bring blessings galore to all our lives.
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25872:
Great ones Goober! Thanks. My nephew and others I know over there would be right proud! Our prayers sure do go out to them and their families!
Good to see AFD! Your corn sounds delish!
Pipeman- The skids on the brown truck are in place, and I have your red suit pressed and your beard all cleaned and ready to go. Think ya can take 'er up one more time?
Funny, I thought I was the only one who left and came back while posting, but i guess some of ya all do it too!
Hope SPOT, MAVIS and others will check in soon!
Supper tonight is meatloaf, corn, green beans corn bread and pecan pie! Come on over!
Mr Darlin's Cuz
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25873:
Hey, Des, good to see that you answered my APB!
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25874:
wow o many wonderful folks here afterbeing of the porch for awhile, glad to see you- christmas isn't the same without you- say that would make a great song. goober that soldier poem made me want to stand- up and salute you. rev jr= i agree vittles have been scarce since spot's been gone, pretty soon our tummy's will tough our back bones. i know we don't live on bread alone but even bread sounds good. ha. alyce= hope you get some timeto relax over the holidays. afd= i been praying you'd stop by for a visit- we've missed you. sterling= goobered up, now say that is funny. did calvin coolidge say it? dess= right back at you and thanks for a year of memories that you and all the porch brightened up. don't everyone just love all the beautiful color that is showing up? we've had a wonderful year- some lively discussions, lots of prayers, lots of laughs and tragedies, great cyber meals and parties, and thru it all we've been here for each other.only the lord knows what's in store for 2005, but with a beautiful porch family and his help it will be a cake walk, won't it? pipeman
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25875:
One more thought:
On this shortest day of the year, let's all spread some LIGHT, especially the Light of the World! From tommorow forward, the days will again bring more light, so why don't we too!
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25876:
MDC that's a lovely thought. Yesterday as I was waiting to complete a purchase in a bookstore, I heard the clerk say to the customer ahead of me, the very politically correct "Happy Holidays." When I stepped up to the register, I smiled at him and told him to feel free to wish me a Merry Christmas. He smiled really big, and when he handed me my change, he said "Merry Christmas!" with obvious pleasure. I know the poor guy has his orders, and I know why - he had no way of knowing my persuasions - but he seemed genuinely happy to be able to say "Merry Christmas." My friend was right behind me, and she said, "Me, too!", and also got a big "Merry Christmas." It was fun!
Well, I'm off to finish some cookies. I had enough flour to make the dough, then had none left to flour the board so I could roll them out! They're those delicious little pecan shortbread things, and I make them every year. This year will be no different.
Merry Christmas to my Christian friends on this porch, and Happy Holidays to all my other friends here, and I mean that very sincerely. Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25877:
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25878:
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too Ro!!
I made cookies today too..oatmeal raisin and then some no bake cookies..oats and cocoa..they are so good. Might make some sugar cookies tonight.
Pipeman: Oh, rest..hmm..whats that with two little ones..haha...No, I will get plenty to run around on I guess.. I am pretty much single parenting for two weeks too..Husband is on a shut down at work..so he is working 12 hours for the rest of the month.
MDC: why was today the shortest day? I have a friend that mentioned that the other day,but I didnt ask.
Ro: are you making pecan tassies? THey are soo good!
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25879:
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... All this sugar on the porch will keep us wireduntil the new year!
Rev. Jr. I like the big stick idee. I'm sure mt brothers would be right proud if it too. Ha! They would give me batting lessons!
Goober that poem about the soldier was so nice. I teared up a little b/c I know so many guys that are in the service. I wish I could give every person in the military a big hug and tell them all thank you in person. They do so much.
Liked your story Ro
Goobered up the porch. Ha! That made me smile. And no pipeman. Calvin Coolidge didn't say everything. ;)
Alyce my Mama makes those no-bake kind. They are good aren't they? But then I love chocolate in ANY form!
Good to see you ~Des~. Stop by more often.
Smile folks! :):):):):):):) Hey to everyone a rockin' tonight and have a good one!
December 21, 2004 - Msg 25880:
Hello to everyone on the porch. It's been a while as usual.. but I have been thinking about you all. Thanks for the birthday wishes. And Happy Birthday to Floyd, my birthday buddy. I got the TAGS DVD and the Mayberry Mania game. It is a LOT of fun. Been colder than all get out here, was down to 7 Monday morning with an inch of snow on the ground. Also I became a grandmother this past Sunday. My little dog had her first puppy a cute little boy. He's only two days old, but you can already tell he is gonna be a rounder lol. He doesn't have a name yet, we are still arguing... I mean Discuccing that one LOL.
I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful CHRISTmas and a blessed New Year. Love and prayers to you all--Salty Dog
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25881:
Wow! A visit from De§ and Salty Dog both, on the same day! Good to see both of you, and we really wish you'd come around more often. We miss you! Congratulations on the grand-furkid, Salty.
Dixie, I don't think I've congratulated you on your good grades, but I think that's just great! You do us proud, dear!
Well, guess I'm off to bed. Have a lovely day, everyone. Those with snow, enjoy it! Those of us without snow, guess we'll enjoy not having it, though I really would like to have some for a few days. Not likely around here, of course, at least nothing that will stick for any length of time.
Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25882:
Mornin' Porchsters! Being a relative newcomer to the porch, I don't really know some of the old timers ( folks that have been visiting for years).... but I can say it sure makes me smile when I see the joy it brings to the "regulars" I do know when the "missing" ones drop by. Boy, that was wordy. Hope y'all know what I meant....how about this...it really makes me happy to see y'all so happy. Like your long lost, favorite cousin suddenly shows up for Christmas. Two things from now on...AFD's new Darling's "stick" song will officially be Dixie's theme song until proper suitor escapes the wrath of aforementioned stick (swung by either Miss Dixie Belle OR her designated brother/brothers). Secondly, we shall officially incorporate Sterling's phrase "goobered" into everyday language. Those that don't understand what we're talking about shall be pointed at and laughed at....NOT! Wouldn't be the Mayberry way. They shall immediately be invited to the porch for a glass of iced tea. There, that'll show 'em. Of course, both of these need to be approved by, and deemed "Official Proclamations" by our distinquished Mayor Pipeman. So submitted, I am
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25883:
Alyce, Yesterday was the winter solstice it is the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. The days from now until mid June will get progressively longer. There is less sunshine because the sun appears at it's lowest point in this hemisphere.
Rev Jr. I was not trying to sound like a braggart, it was quite the opposite. As I reread the post it might not have sounded that way. I wish I knew where they are hidden. I just hope they moved with us and didn't miss the ride. The only one I have left is the one I was worried my brother would lose. The three I took care of are ... well, I don't know where they are.
For what it's worth, I'll second the before mentioned proclamation endorsed and put forward by the Honorable Rev Jr
Snow, then rain, then snow on the agenda here to day.
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25884:
Alyce, OK, I'll come clean. My daughter just covered that in here science class this week and I helped her study for her quiz.
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25885:
Hey to Salty and De§ - nice to see you both. Congrats on the new "baby" in the family, Salty.
Sterling - when I originally wrote that I "boogered" up the porch I typo'ed with "goobered" and erased it. I guess my fingers and your mind were thinking the same thing, I just didn't know it. : )
Rev Jr, I don't think we'll have any problem getting those submissions signed by Mayor Pipeman.
Sign me up for some of those No-Bake cookies, Alyce. I just asked my mom the other day if she'd make some when we come to visit. I think I might like yours better though - they look a little better on my figure. ; )
Well, have a Mayberry kinda day everyone and Merry Christmas!
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25886:
Hey to auh2o - didn't mean to crowd you!
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25887:
auh2o- I didn't take it that way at all. I was just happy that you had, unlike me, stashed away those cards. Have you filed them under "b" for baseball, or "n" for Nolan, better yet, have you looked BEHIND the filing cabinet? That's where Barn always finds things. BTW, you shouldn't have 'fessed up about the science class, I was completely impressed.
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25888:
so much wonderful color and warm fussies. makes even ben weaver melt. OFFICAL DECREE; FROM NOW ON AFD'S STICK SONG IS THE OFFICAL PORCH SONG AND STERLINGS GOOBERED IS OFFICALLY RECONISED BY THE PORCH. SO BE IT. MAYOR PIPEMAN happy birthday to salty and floyd. wish floyd would check in to let us know how his wife is doing. ro= i love your purple- is it your favorite color? dixie= a merry christmas to you and yours.alyce= the mayor knew about the shortest day, just proud auh20 covered it. auh20= sounds like you have the whitest christmas on the porch. we were suppose to get some today but doesn't look to promising. afd= when you said you were going to make corn cobs, i thought it was a new pipe and reached for my best tobaco. mdc= everything's a go for christmas- can you let my suit out another notch? so many cookies, so little time. as brisco would say= i ain't about to be beat to death with a stick er a spoon. saying for today; nature gives to every time and season some beauties of it's own. and that's the end of this story. pipeman (was this post to short? ha.)
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25889:
as most of you know i'm retarded er retired military, no this isn't about me, rather... no other war we've ever fought before was under such a microscope. soldiers are being killed because they have to think to long about getting into a scandel. LET'S NOT ONLY PRAY FOR THE SOLDER'S BUT THE FAMILIES WHO ARE HAVING THEIR FIRST CHRIST MAS WITHOUT A PARENT, ESPECIALY THE CHILDREN WHO WILL HAVE TO GROW UP WITHOUT THEM, NOT BE ABLE TO SHARE THEIR JOYS IN LIFE WITH THEM. A WIFE OR HUSBAND TRYING TO AJUST TO LIFE WITHOUT THERTE MATES. A PARENT WHO LOST A CHILD, WHEN THEY FIGURED THEY WOULD GO FIRST. WE NEED TO EMBRASS THE HUMAN TOLL IT TAKES IN A WAR. merry CHRISTmas to all. pipeman
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25890:
Good morning, porch! Let me tell you about Texas weather. It's 42 degrees here according to my weather page, and when I went out to feed the birds and squirrels it didn't feel very cold. Now, here's the good part. Sleet and snow are blowing all over my back yard! A little squirrel is sitting out there eating peanuts, and he has a frosted tail! Obviously, with the temperature being 42, and a high of 38 predicted for tomorrow, none of this is going to stay around, but it surely is a pretty sight coming down. Thanks, Lord! If I can't have a white Christmas, I'll take what I can get.
Two more squirrels have arrived, and I see another one coming down the fence line. Soon there'll be six or eight of them, and the birds will find the feast as well. I could spend all day here, just watching the show. I just love my big old window! It's five feet high and eight feet wide, just solid glass, a picture window. From it, I can see my entire back yard and up into the trees, an unbroken view. It was a good day when my carpenter friend took out those old sash windows and put this picture window in. I wish you all could see how beautiful the pansies are, with all the snow around their feet, and gracing their pretty, colorful little faces.
Well, off I go. Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25891:
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25892:
Sorry, mayor, I didn't answer your question. Yes, purple is my favorite color. I like all the rich jewel colors - purple, royal blue, emerald green, ruby red. Sugarplum is partial to those colors as well, and wears a lot of purple. She looks so pretty in a purple bow. She says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25893:
Hey Ya'll...I like "goobered" up...that's a great way to describe a mess and......
....Wait a minute.....NOW JUST A DOG GONE MINUTE....I DON'T think I like that a whole lot...gives a feller a complex....
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25894:
Too late Goober...the Proclamation has already been signed. If it makes you feel any better it refers to the other Goober, not you. Does that make you feel better? Didn't think so. Ro- yahoo, SNOW! If we can't have it here in SC, I'm glad I know somebody that doesn't normally get it, get it!
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25895:
Correction to my earlier comments, friends. It's not 42 degrees here, I don't care what the weather page says. I just went to the bank, and my car says it's 34 degrees. I think it should know, it was right there in it! --Romeena
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25896:
hey gober= don't have a compulsion. we lov you here and i'm sure you'll hold your own on us. ha. pipeman
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25897:
Well pipeman like you I'm also military retired and every time I see a services member killed it hurts me. The military family is the greatest people in the world in my book. GOD BLESS THE US MILITARY AND KEEP THEM SAFE. Merry Christmas to all.
Uncle Ollie "Yo. They say that a lot in the National Guard don't they Goober. Yo"
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25898:
That's right, no compelshuns this close to Christmas!
Pipeman, I am with you 100 percent on the prayers for the whole of family and friends involved in every soldier's life! Thanks for reminding us!
RO- that was a neat thing you did in the bookstore! Maybe when these retailers see all the missed sales this year, they will re-think this whole generic "holiday" thing, and Target will will re-instate the Salvation Army!
Lord knows, we are in another battle!
Alvin and the Chipmunks are cute, as is hippoatamus for Christmas, and fun is great, but it still needs to come back to Jesus!
Time to throw another log on the fire! They just said on the radio that the Phoenix high tomorrow will only be 52!!! Burr. (hey, ya get thin blood out here, ya know!)
Rev jr- man, WAY to many Roberts Rules of Order for Mayberry! When you get your DVD, watch "the Beauty Pageant" where they all sit around in the mayor's office and jabber thru ideas! teehee
But pipeman decreed it for our fair city, so shall it be!
Salty, I was in a local strore looking at the Mayberry Mania game, and on the back it had "endorsements." One by Ernest T simpley said:
"How do you do, Mrs Wi-Ley!" and i just started laughing out loud. Needless to say, none of the nearby shoppers were tags fans! They looked at me rather strangely and moved their carts out of there !
Ya all have a Super Merry Christmas! Thanks for all your prayers and support over this past year!
One more APB for spot , Mavis, Boo and others!
We miss you!
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25899:
Oops, almost forgot... saw this the other day:
Every Friend is like a snowflake,
Each is a unique, one of a kind,
Design of Our Lord,
Unique in beauty, size and shape.
Each sparkles in a different way,
Some are playful,
Each, by itself,
Is very tiny.
But when they are gathered together,
something wonderful happens!
Thanks for being a Friend!
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25900:
Finally home from a long, but productive day out.. Spent all afternoon in Wal Mart..not the place to go just a few days before Christmas! But..I had the grandma's watching my girls so it wasnt so bad since I was alone..And I only saw a few people I know..not tons like I usually do.
RO: that was beautiful what you wrote. I thought that 42 sounded mighty warm for snow. We got a little dusting of snow Sunday night..Monday it was only in the 20s..( I am in VA )
No bake cookies coming right up for all...They are good and very easy to make..bought more ingredients today..I am in the baking mood for right now..at least for easy stuff.
Auh2o(what does that mean anyway?) Thanks for summing the shortest day up for me...well thank your daughter..or rather her text book..lol!
I would love to have the Mayberry Mania game..can you buy it in stores?? Or does it have to be bought from the website? I love the term "goobered up" too..I am going to have fun with that.
Well tomorrow officially starts the beginning of our Christmas festivities..
Yall have a good one..I've got groceries to put away..YUCK!!
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25901:
Alyce, that's short on daylight, not shorter than 24 hours. From this point until June 21, the orb of the earth is such that we will get more daylight each day. That is one reason the church fathers chose this time for celebrating the birth of Jesus, the Light of the World! Texts and history etc pretty well have shown that he was actually born in March or April.
Prayers for Sterling and all travelers over the next few days, especially with all the snow, sleet etc. Duluth Minn was minus 18!!
Electric blankets and squeezin's for all on the porch tonight!
Dont blow a fuse now!
Good evening all,
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25902:
"Barn, did Santa park his reindeer out back,
sounds like ole rudolph and blitzen are causin a fuss!"
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25903:
That Goat Swallowed What!!??
December 22, 2004 - Msg 25904:
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December 23, 2004 - Msg 25907:
Looks like I created quite the moulage with this "Goobered" thing. No offense to you Goober!:)
Well, someone up there likes me, or has been listening to the porches' prayers or something, but it looks like I won't have to spend as much time with she-who-shall-not-be-mentioned(those of you who have seen Harry Potter might get that) as I thought, thanks to the weather. We were going to leave tomorrow and stay until Sunday but my wife decided to listen to me this time when I told her about the bad weather tonight and tomorrow. So now we'll have roughly two days down there because the rest will be spent driving(I'd much rather do that).
Earlier I did think I had even better news to report about Christmas and the rules of present-opening(it was looking like some of the peasants were revolting against the dictator, if you get my analogy) but unfortunately it doesn't look like they are standing firm. I think the guilt trip worked on them.
I'll talk more on that later if you want to know, and to you too, MDC. But just knowing that someone else knows about my predicament and is praying for me helps a lot. I know it helped during Thanksgiving!
See you after Christmas if I don't see you before I go! And Merry Christmas and Happy Holydays to you all!
p.s. Of course, maybe we could all pray that during my trip to the MIL's on Christmas Eve day, that a sudden snowstorm comes out of nowhere(as it's supposed to be nice Friday) and forces me, my wife and Kai to stay at a hotel for the night so we will have to miss the 12 midnight present-opening commandment. For shame! That would be terrible!
I think that would be the best Christmas Eve since I got married.:)
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25908:
We're heading out later this morning to visit family in Kansas - just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful, blessed Christmas before I go.
Glad you're getting somewhat of a reprieve, Sterling. I just thank God I have a good MIL. I'll be praying for you.
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25909:
Mornin' Y'all! Safe travels to Sterling & AFD. I wish you both a very Merry Christmas.
Hey to all the porchsters! God Bless.
possum under a rock
P.S. Rev Jr.- we still have a SLIM chance for a white Christmas.Ya gotta believe!
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25910:
Merry Christmas Porchsters....here is a card for you from the Newsome's here in Mayberry.
We hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas!!
"The Andy Griffith Show" Rerun Watchers Club - Webmaster
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25911:
Sterling and AFD- our thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel. Possum- got my fingers crossed too! auh2o & Alyce- when I help my daughters (6th & 7th graders) with their homework, I find myself thinking..."where was I 33 years ago when they were teaching this stuff?" I feel like the biggest dummy sometimes. How in the world did I ever get out of college? Did I fake my way through it the whole time? Have they found me out? Nah! Not yet. Also, Did I miss something or did somebody post on the wrong site above? Sure looks like they goobered it up.
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25912:
Rev..I feel the same way you do..even though my daughter is not in school yet, but I have a lot of friends and family with school age children and I have read over their stuff..I havent a clue to what they are learning about...makes me feel really inadequate ( i dont think i even spelled that right) I was an honor student, but I guess I just didnt retain the stuff. Of course, they are teaching more earlier too now. I dont think we were learning to read in Kindergarten. My almost 4 year old is doing some pre reading now..its great!!
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25913:
Allen..(Floyd)Thanks for the wonderful Christmas card..My daughter especially loved it.
Merry CHRISTMAS to you and have a BLESSED New Year..
And for the rest of you too..
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25914:
Alyce- the only thing I seem to have retained from college is TAGS trivia....and after being around all the fans on the porch, it's become extremely apparent I didn't retain as much as I thought I had. These guys are good!
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25915:
and add my prayers for a safe christmas and a safe return to the porch next year. GOOBER= PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOUR TRULY OFFENDED BY GOOBERED UP, I'LL PERSONALLY RESEND THAT DECREE WITH MY APOLOGY. as you all know i use the decree as a means of endorsing idea's that are in the spirit of the porch. i assumed rev jr was referring to sheriff goober, but never the less i'd never endorse anything and i'm sure the porch wouldn't that hurt one of our porch brothers and sisters. please let us know. thanks. mayor pipeman
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25916:
I'll table that motion as well. For the record, I wasn't referring to our Goober or even Sheriff Goober but the "character" Goober, as played by George Lindsey.
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25917:
mdc= loved that poem. if it's 52 degrees your way- we'd have the sun lotion out and shorts. ha. air temp here is 12 below, colder tonight. we just missed the snow but the freezer is working fine. ro= any snow your way?mdc= what is an ORB mentioned in msg 25901? if i get it on my shoes is it deadly? andy dic= that goat swallowed the reindeer around ben weavers crates behind the jail. allen newsome aka floyd thanks for the beautiful card. i know i speak for everyonewhen i say you are a blessing to all of us. this site allows us to pray and up lift each other without fear of being politically correct.thanks. food for thought= this happy holidays moulage was kept under wraps until shopping and celebrating time. my point iswe christians are starting to see what presecution of christians will be. point: we need to be prayerfully and bold before we have no voice for our lord publically. end of soap box. i'm imploding this soap box. KABOOM. pipeman
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25918:
thanks rev jr for your post. i also wasn't nor intended that you stirred up a thing. i hope i didn't come across that way. we all know the english language has several meanings to each word. i was hoping the porch would way in on keeping that word in or out. you'll always be precious to us rev, thanks for weighing in. this is a great example of our language. goober thought it was him , i thought maybe you were joking with sheriff goober and we both was wrong. ending on a light note; can you imagine the show caracters with barney as sheriff and goober or gomer as deputy for real? pipeman
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25919:
You didn't come across that way at all. I'm with you, my friend. I think the world of ALL the porchsters and would never intentionally hurt anyone. Sometimes my sense of humor doesn't quite come out in print the way it's swirling around in my little pea brain. That said, I think we're all still singing out of the same hymnal.
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25920:
we have been talking about them suddenly taking merry christmas out. here is an article you may want to read and comment on. persecution of christians groing in the united states. www. worthynews.com/christian persecution.html pipeman
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25921:
As I was out yesterday doing some last minute grocery shopping..I was pleased to hear the employees saying Merry Christmas to the customers. I guess maybe that is one, of many, good things about being out in the boonies.
well got the Banana Pudding done..now on to brownie bites (brownies in the form of mini muffins with cream cheese icing piped on top)
then more cookies and lil smokies wrapped in crescent rolls.
Anyone hungry yet?
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25922:
A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet. She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even.
The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for mistakes. Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door.
She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention but he was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster No good.
Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!
And what do you want?" the pharmacist asked in an
annoyed tone of voice. "I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages," he said without waiting for a reply to his question.
Well, I want to talk to you about my brother," Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. "He's really, really sick . . . and I want to buy a miracle."
"I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist. His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing
inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost? "We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help you," the pharmacist said, softening a little. "Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it costs."
The pharmacist's brother was a well dressed man. He stooped down and asked the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does your brother need?" I don't know," Tess replied with her eyes welling up. "I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money." "How much do you have?" asked the man from Chicago. "One dollar and eleven cents," Tess answered barely audibly. "And it's all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to."
"Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man. "A dollar and eleven cents . . . the exact price of a miracle for little brothers." He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said "Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I have the miracle you need."
That well dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a
surgeon, specializing in neuro-surgery. The operation was completed without charge and it wasn't long until Andrew was home again and doing well. Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place.
"That surgery," her Mom whispered, "was a real miracle." "I wonder how much it would have cost?"
Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle
cost . . . one dollar and eleven cents . . . plus the faith of a little child.
A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a higher law . . .
I pray that we all take the time to be thankful for our miracles this year...and that all have a GREAT Christmas!
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25923:
AND...pipe...Rev....no worries on things being "goobered" up...that's one of the BEST ways I can describe some of the things I get in to! :-)
Merry CHRISTmas...there, I said it...and I aint takin it back!
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25924:
goober= thanks for the beautiful story. if you have no problem with it then goobered up stays. we just want to build each other up. thanks for your reply. unless someone else has a problem with it then it's closed from my end. are you getting any snow you way? lincoln didn't get a flake of snow, bitter cold and suppose to be even colder. i guess i'd better warm the brown truck up real g-o-o-d tommorow. pipeman
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25925:
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December 23, 2004 - Msg 25927:
Goobered, goobered, goobered, there I said it!
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25928:
Somebody call me?! :-)
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25929:
Hello everyone ,I see the porch has been full
GOOBER.. Great story
My niece had a little boy today ,8lbs even with a full head of hair ,4 or 5 years down the road and Ill have a new fishing buddy
Everyone have a Merry Christmas
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25930:
Well gang, I will be scarce now til Monday or tuesday!
Lots to do and celebrate!
I always like to read Luke, Chapter 2 to our family gathering. (Linus does a good job on it in Charlie Brown Christmas!)
So, you all have a Merry Christmas! Pray for our troops and their families. My dad still tells me that his Christmas in france 1944 was the lonliest, even tho he was with hundreds of troops! It just aint the same as family!
Prayers for sterling, afd, boo,SPOT, charlotte tucker, and all travelsrs.
Pipeman, get that brown truck airborne tomorrow night!
Mr Darlin's Cuz
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25931:
Floyd, thanks to you.
Hope i got it all!
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25932:
Just reporting in about my wife.....she had back surgery back the day after Thanksgiving and she's doing well. It will take a while for her to fully recover but she is doing well. Thanks for asking pipeman.
Here's some more Christmas cards for y'all to check out from me. I call it The Ghosts of Christmas Cards Past.
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25933:
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25934:
Why "Holiday" sales before Christmas,
but then "After Christmas" sales??
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25935:
Dixie Belle, yer ed-gee-cation was worth every penny! Good job on the grades. Did someone say it was Floyd's birthday? Happy birthday, Floyd. Hope ya'll are planning for a great holiday. I been so busy making candy and cookies, and getting my cards mailed out, shopping, I'm definitely Charlotte Tuckered! MDC, I love when Linus reads the Christmas story! I was happy it meant the 100 Most Memorable Moments in TV history. (Sorry, Romeena, I know you'd heard just enough about that!) Time to go ice sugar cookies!
December 23, 2004 - Msg 25936:
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