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?

December 12, 2019 - Msg 113394: Good afternoon all.

Been raining here all morning. Very odd for us in December. But the mountains are getting a wet heavy snow. Just what we need for our water year. It's supposed to turn to snow in the valleys tomorrow though. I hope Helen acts like she's got some smarts.

Romeena, I will surely add Lesley to my prayer list. I must have missed the post when you asked for that. Sounds like a scary situation for sure.
Regarding the Christmas card list, I never did get the first one you sent out. But I had the list from last year, so that is the one I used. I did get the one you sent out today but I can't get it to open for me. So I hope it will all work out. Poor L.B. She sounds like Barney when Floyd was trying to even out his sideburns. All on the floor.

Boo, I will also pray for you friend and her children. So very sad how drugs can take over lives like that. Such a waste. I just find it hard to think that weed, that has been considered a gateway drug for years, is being made legal in so many states now. Mercy sakes, what are we doing?

GF and MDC, Speaking of wood burning sets, that is what I have gotten for Amy for her birthday. She loves doing crafts and such, and I checked with Stacey who thought she would love it.

Happy belated birthday Floyd. I wonder how long a dance Earnest T. would have to do to count up all those years. lol

I am about to go nuts here today. I have been called at least 6 times by a recorded voice telling me that they are from the social security dept. and my s.s.n. and drivers license number are about to be frozen because I have been reported to be involved in criminal activity and I need to call them back ASAP at this number. I need to find out who I can report this stuff to. Very frustrating. Sarah, can't you monitor those calls for mw? :)

Well off to see what I want for supper. I made an omelet yesterday with home made hash browns. They came out pretty good. Yep, I shredded them suckers right here on the premises. :)


December 12, 2019 - Msg 113395: Well right after I clean up I reckon.


December 12, 2019 - Msg 113396: Asa...I got one of those calls once, it told them Iíd meet them at the Police Station in town..Calls stopped 🤷🏼‍♂️g-f

December 13, 2019 - Msg 113397: Well, GF and ASA, you two HVAC cronies were dead indeed ended up being a bad fan board.
It was just plain sending crazy calls to the ECM blower motor! Once the man changed it out and handed me the bad circuit board, I flipped it over, and 4 of the solder points were corroded for some reason, almost like
a car battery terminal. So now, finally, all is working, but I'm out another $90. And nowadays those electronal boards are in everything form washing machines to automobiles.
RO--my prayers continue for Lesley! and Boo, for your boss's family. ASA, I thought of that too! Why are we legalizing pot?? I bet the cartels are chomping at the bit to get lots of the hard stuff up here. Lord help us.
Anyone remember the guys called Air Supply? I heard Winter Wonderland by them today.
GF--I have gotten calls about people wanting to by my house, from "microsoft," from "my grandson overseas who is in need of cash," etc, etc. Lately, I just ask them if they know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Then I get a 'click', but I hope I maybe planted a seed. :)
ASA--those hashbrowns sound delicious!

December 13, 2019 - Msg 113398: We Tried to tell them didnít we Andy....In my best Mayor Pike voice...Glad you got it fixed MDC, now your back to having you a OFF when you need it Buddy...


December 13, 2019 - Msg 113399: hello mdc asa gf and everyone.. only a few days till christmas''being Friday 13th lets talk about going to the remshaw place for a party?? anyonr want to go;; prayers for a party,,prayers for all,, papa bear

December 13, 2019 - Msg 113400: being frday I wonder what sales mr ben weaver is having a Christmas sale what items are on sale,,, papa bear

December 13, 2019 - Msg 113401: ....Gomer?...Gomer....Gome? 😳

December 13, 2019 - Msg 113402: Ummm....question....if Mayberry was so small, how come there were four doctors? Did each one retire that fast? Or the three before Dr. Petersen move away? Or pass away? Did it really need Doc Andrews, Doc Zacks, Doc Carruthers and Dr. Petersen?

I would've asked this sooner, but I've been up in the mountains playing "Flinch" with Hasty Burford.

John Masters

December 13, 2019 - Msg 113403: This is a check point. All is well over here.

December 13, 2019 - Msg 113404: JM...
Doc Andrews (Aunt Bee's Medicine Man): Aunt Bee's Doctor, says we all aren't spring chickens anymore.
Doc Caruthers (The New Doctor): Barney mentions "Old Doc Caruthers". In Barney and the Choir, Barney also stops by Doc Caruthers to check on his throat.
Doc Green (The New Doctor): Barney mentions the past doctor.
Doc Harvey (Barney's Physical): Asa gets the stretcher from Doc Harvey.
Doc Mackenzie (The New Doctor): Barney mentions the past doctor.
Doc Winters (Quiet Sam): Lily Becker's doctor who is out of town when she goes into labor.

December 14, 2019 - Msg 113405: Maybe they all had to do an internship in Mayberry as part of their medical school requirements! ha
MDC :)

December 14, 2019 - Msg 113406: Yup, guys tried to tell me. At least you didnt do a
Shakedown! ha
Hey to Pappabear.
John Masters, did you happen to see Hodie Snitch? ha
Christmas blessings to all!
We went to see a local play tonight titled
"Yes Virginia, the is a Santa Claus." It is based on that
true story, and was performed well by a local childrens troupe.

December 14, 2019 - Msg 113407: THERE

December 14, 2019 - Msg 113408: good morning porch. mdc sounds like fun . everything with computer bords not like the old days when you and bunch of friends got together with your tool boxes and fixed cars washing machines etc. as mayor pike said good idea Floyd then someone would point out the flaws and mayour pike would say bad idea very bad...only 11 days till Christmas,,,,till next time all of you are in my prayers... papa bear

December 14, 2019 - Msg 113409: Asa i just received a call about a huge charge against my account with a company we don't have an account with and was instructed to call a number immediately. Mr. Sarah was ready to call the number and I said don't do that we don't have an account with them. It's very alarming to get those calls and your first instinct is to do what they request. Watching the Army Navy and rooting for Navy. Sarah

December 14, 2019 - Msg 113410: No MDC, I was too busy makin' eyes at Idell Bushey. ;)

John Masters

December 14, 2019 - Msg 113411: Good evening, porch! Sarah, you were absolutely right to advise Mr. Sarah not to call that number. There are so many scams and frauds out there right now that it's really scary. One of the biggest is when someone calls you, you answer and they ask "is this (your name)" and you naturally answer yes. They record your voice saying "yes" and use that in a faked bill for phone calls you never made or some such. If someone calls you and asks that, answer with "who is calling, please?" or say, as though you were speaking to someone in the room, "it's one of those calls, get on the other phone and get a trace on it!" I have a fun little thing I do with the robo callers, especially the political ones. I answer, and in my shakiest old-lady voice I'll say "Oh, is this Phillip? Honey, thank you for calling. I've been so lonesome, and I'm not feeling well. My bursitis has been terrible, etc., etc." They hang up pretty quick.

I think I'm winning the potty battle with Trinket. She has used her potty box every time today, no spots on the floor. Last night Eloise and I went out to David's house and attended a production of "Annie" by the high school drama department. Our Hudson was the keyboard man in the orchestra, and the whole thing was very well done. Anyway, I took Trinket with me, her first time out there. I left her in the laundry room while we were gone, with a piddle pad in there, which she did not use. I tried to get her to do so as we were leaving, but she didn't. We were there a total of six hours, and she never piddled. When we got home, and I put her down on the floor, she made a beeline for my bedroom and by the time I caught up with her, she had left a very large puddle on the pad in her box. So, things are looking up. I think I'll get the carpets cleaned next week.

David took us to dinner after the play last night. We ate at Uncle Julio's, where the food is very good and the portions are very generous. I managed to eat about half of mine, and brought the rest home, so guess what I'm having for dinner tonight! I got an enchilada plate, with rice and charro beans, and two cheese and onion enchiladas. Usually, I get either a ranchero sauce on the enchiladas, or chili. Last night I tried something new and got a sour cream sauce, and trust me, it was delish! It was very light and almost fluffy, I can't imagine how they made it, but it tasted like sour cream, which I love. The consistency was like a meringue that's just about half-beaten. Starting to get fluffy, but not quite there yet. Really good.

Well, speaking of which, I guess I'll go fire up the microwave and finish that little plateful off. Be good, everyone. Santa is watching! --Romeena

December 14, 2019 - Msg 113412: I received a few more porchster cards today. Thank you so much! The special friendships that have been cultivated here seem to have really blossomed!
I really like that.
Cecile and I saw Annie years ago during our one and only vacatioin to New York City! It was as good then as it is now I'm sure. Is Hudson the one who also plays the bassoon?
I'm glad that LB is finally getting the hang of the piddle pads. Like my human nieces and nephews, some learned fast, and others, not until 5 years old!
We have a department store chain here called Dillard's; and one, about 4 miles from our house, is closing. I needed a new dark suit coat pretty badly, and got one today for $15.00!! It's original tag said $240!!! Now THAT'S what ya call a steal!
SARAH, you are one smart operator, and I mean that "pun-wise" too! So glad that
you intercepted that call!! Many bad folks out there, especially this time of year! Yes!, per RO, always ask "Who is calling?"
Hey to pappabear. It is so great to see you posting again. Keep it up my friend!
Here's a good one for ya all: :)


December 15, 2019 - Msg 113413: Hello everyone! One more night of my long work stretch and wanted to thank anyone who prayed because the last several nights I have worked have been the best in years.

So glad to hear that Trinket is making good progress!

I have enjoyed the cards I have received! I will be finishing mine up and mailing in the next few days. I just have not had time to finish them this week.

Hope all of you are having a nice Christmas season.


December 15, 2019 - Msg 113414: Hey to the porch. It's late, just checking in before hitting the ironing board. Yes, MDC, Hudson is also our bassoon player. Sixteen years old, and as a freshman in high school he was invited to play in the senior orchestra. They made an exception for him, because they didn't have a senior who played the bassoon, and he plays very well, so they invited him. The piano, he just picked up. He only had lessons for a few months when he was five, didn't play it any more until a little over a year ago, when he just sat down one day and started noodling around with it, and in a day or two, was playing songs, all by ear. He does read music, and occasionally will start off with the music for a piece, but soon puts it aside, or he'll just sit down and play something right out of his head, with no music at all. It just boggles my mind. I can read music fairly well, but I still play my piano only when I'm alone. I can't play enough to allow anyone but my dog to hear me. I'll never understand people like Hudson. We have a man in our church who plays beautifully, and doesn't even read music. He plays several instruments, but his favorite is the piano. I told him one time that I just didn't understand why he can do that, and his reply was classic. He said, "Well, Lanni, I just do it, and I don't understand why you and other people can't." I guess that pretty well sums it up.

You mentioned Dillard's. We had Dillard's stores here for many years, but a few years ago, they started closing them, and the few that are left in the metroplex are basically just bargain basement stores now. However, if you're willing to paw through it all, you can come up with some good bargains. Eloise goes there now and then and has gotten some very nice things at ridiculously low prices. I have trouble staying on my feet for long shopping trips these days, so I do most of my shopping online, but may go scout the Dillard's in our dying mall before it closes completely.

Boo, I'm glad you've been having some good shifts. It's about time. I hope it continues, and that the new management will really improve conditions and make that facility what it should be. Those kids need help, and they need a functional facility and staff that are happy and well treated.

Well, off to beddy-bye, I guess. Trinket is looking a little droopy. She has stopped trying to play after we go to bed, finally. As soon as I get settled, she moves in alongside, puts her little head on my shoulder, and very soon is asleep. So sweet. Blessings to all...--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 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.