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


February 20, 2020 - Msg 113774: Boo...I too send my condolences, hard as it has been on you all towards the end, we have to try to remember the better times with her...

So Asa, your saying Debbie has to use the 20oz one instead of the 8oz one on your head?..😳🤣🤣

G-F

February 20, 2020 - Msg 113775: * Hammer 🔨 that is...

February 20, 2020 - Msg 113776: BOO--also sorry to hear of Sean's friend. I will pray for his family. So sad. Thank you for the additional information about youR MIL. Now is the time for all good folks to sign a dnr orange form. I am so glad that both my mom and dad had DONE one.
ASA--do you ever have any problems with frozen water pipes in your house? Believe it or not, even when we have our rare 29 or 30 here, I wrap my outdoor spigots with a towel! In fact, recently on Ask TOH, Richard the plumber demonstrated that very situation.
RO--I sure hope your weather improves soon. When we get such a day here, I brew some coffee, add some cocoa, and just sip and gaze out our front window. :)
HEY TO SARAH, POSSUM, SPOT, JOHN M ,MBM, MAUDIE, FRANKIE, AND ALL!
Prayers for all,
MDC




February 20, 2020 - Msg 113777: Good sweep GF!


February 21, 2020 - Msg 113778: Hey folks,

Boo - Sorry to hear of the sadness around your home. Prayers and condolences.

Things going better for me. See you soon, folks!

Hey to Asa, Romeena, Sarah, possum, SPOT, Medwin, Maude, Frankie, GF, MDC and the rest of you shopping at Burt Miller's stand.

John Masters

February 21, 2020 - Msg 113779: You all have a good weekend,and prayers for all those in need.
Frankie

February 22, 2020 - Msg 113780: Good morning all.

Yessir GF, At least a 20 oz. Would be even more if she could lift it. :)

MDC, I hear you folks are going to get e real gully washer today. Hope you don't get flooded.

John, glad things at your end are going better.

Hiya Frankie. You watching all those old westerns on ME tv today?

Yesterday was wild around here. I was coming home from the pharmacy and noticed a Sheriffs truck with a car pulled over just down the street from my house. Well within 30 seconds there were at least 40 to 50 cop cars converging in the area. Sheriffs trucks, Utah Highway Patrol, several police cars from nearby cities. And then a SWAT van rolls in and about 10 guys bail out of the back all carrying assault weapons. I'm thinking, my goodness, what's going on. Then I see a half dozen cops in my back yard, and more in my neighbors yards on either side of me. Suddenly they converge on my neighbors 5th wheel travel trailer and pull a guy out of there and cuff him. It seems the car was stolen and when pulled over two suspects took off running. They caught one in my one neighbors barn, and the other in my other neighbors travel trailer. I tell ya, I was glad to see them fellers and told them how much I appreciated what they did. They spent another hour at least looking all over the three back yards trying to see if they had stashed any guns or drugs anywhere. Old Barney would have been plenty excited if he had seen this. lol

Boo, I hope all is ok at your place. I hope Bruce is dealing with it alright.

Well off to do some laundry.

Asa

February 22, 2020 - Msg 113781: Good morning, porch! Wow, Asa, you had some excitement going in your neighborhood, for sure. Barney would have been in a real tizzy, and would probably have swallowed his gum. I'm thinking those two guys they were after had done more than just steal a car. Probably escaped prisoners, to cause all that uproar. Every day, in every way, I'm grateful for our police officers. They deal with crazies, druggies, and just plain mean people every day. They risk their lives, are insulted, attacked, spit on, and criticized by people who wouldn't even think of trying to do the job the police do all the time. Then when one officer panics, makes a fatal mistake and an innocent person dies, the whole force is maligned and criticized, and all the armchair heroes start writing nasty letters about the police to the newspapers. All I can say is - walk a mile in their shoes, and get off their backs! I'm just grateful that God doesn't judge me by the decisions and actions made by anyone but myself, and we should never judge a whole police force by the behavior of one incompetent officer. Yes, I'm referring to an incident that occurred in Ft. Worth recently. OK, 'nuff said.

I took Tillie to the car wash yesterday, and got her all spruced up. I paid a little more and got her cleaned and shined inside as well as out. She sure does look purty! I know it's my imagination, but have you ever noticed that when your car is fresh and clean it seems to run better? Not that Tillie doesn't run very well, she does, but she does seem to appreciate a nice bath now and then. By the way, she's an '04, so is now 16 years old, runs like a fine watch, and in about 50 miles she'll turn her first 100,000 miles. And - she has been paid for now for ten years. No dings or scratches, she's beautiful, and people still try to buy her from me. I'm so glad I've kept her, and I have no intentions of selling her. I've told my kids that when I pass, I expect one of them to drive her in the funeral line!

Well, guess I'll go try to get a little done around here. Trinket has carpeted the floor with toys, and I need to pick at least some of them up, to give me a safe trail to walk through! She has at least a hundred toys, probably more. There are still many of Sugarplum's toys in there, and then all the many toys that were Toye Starr's, and of course Trinket has already acquired quite a few of her own. My kids brought her new toys when I got her, and she got some for Christmas, of course. Some are pretty ratty-looking, and of course, those are her favorites. She's hilarious. She will pick out one small toy, and play with it all afternoon. She gets it in her mouth, shakes her head and releases the toy, and she can throw it completely across the den, about 25 ft. Then she chases it and does it again. All the while, she's keeping a little soft growl going. Pestilence though she may be, she keeps me laughing all the time. If I had to use just one word to describe her, it would "joyful." She's just happy and enthusiastic all the time. She's bigger than I wanted, and she's rowdy and disobedient, but she's also loving and happy - just joyful. She was just what I needed, whether I knew it or not. Blessings! --Romeena

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