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?

January 26, 2020 - Msg 113671: RO--I think that was me concerning melatonin. I get Nature's Bounty brand, 1 mg, and that's all i need. I chew it up and get it all under my tongue.
The last year of my dad's life they gave him 3 mg and he would sleep all night. It is a natural thing that our bodies make, but less of it as we age, so there are no nasty side effects to taking it. Glad it helped you! (But good chili is also hard to pass up!) ha

January 26, 2020 - Msg 113672: How much melatonin did you take Romeena, cause I had it knock me out before. I only take one quarter of a 3mg tablet. ha


January 26, 2020 - Msg 113673: should have said I never had it knock me out before


January 26, 2020 - Msg 113674: 🤜🏻😵🤛🏻

January 27, 2020 - Msg 113675: Still trying to get over the shock of the tragic accident that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 9 others. So, so sad. My prayers are with his family and the families of all who perished.
I hope everyone here has a good week. I thank the good Lord
every morning for you folks.
More later,
MDC :)

January 27, 2020 - Msg 113676: Good afternoon, porch. A tragic accident indeed. I do hope that none of them survived the impact, as the ensuing fire must have been just hellish. I'd rather think that they didn't have to go through that. It's a sad, sad thing, for sure.

Ted was here today, fixed my side gate so it closes properly, fixes the lights on the east and back fences so they will be on tonight, and fixed a couple of other little things. He's such a good friend. He stayed and ate his lunch here and we had a good visit.

Lesley is still on the ventilator, waking for brief intervals, no real changes either way as yet, but the doc didn't expect any at this point. He says when he knows something, we'll know. I guess that's fair enough.

As for the melatonin, since I know nothing about it, I bought what was on the shelf at my pharmacy which was 3 mg. Apparently, that was enough to put a horse to sleep. Unfortunately, it's in a capsule, so I can't break it. Guess I'll have to buy some 1 mg capsules, if I decide I want to take it again. Not sure that I do.

Well, guess I'll go cuddle with Trinket for a while. She's a good cuddler. Warm, fluffy, and plump. Can't ask for more than that! --Romeena

January 27, 2020 - Msg 113677: I bought some melatonin a week ago Saturday. It must work, because I never even opened it and slept like Gomer in church every night for a week straight.

Billy Ray the Postman

January 27, 2020 - Msg 113678: Oh, and hurray! to Floyd for getting the archives working already this year. That was me, not GF, who had a compelsion complex about it.

Billy Ray the Postman

January 27, 2020 - Msg 113679: Yes, sad indeed, about the helicopter crash. Helicopters are serious malfunction and straight down she goes.

Romeena, you may want to get a one mg tablet of the melatonin, cut that in half and try that first. You seem very sensitive to it and that might be a good starting dose for you. As I said, Im a big girl and just a quarter table of the 3mg is enough for me. It puts me gently to sleep but I am wide awake the next day.


January 27, 2020 - Msg 113680: Ok...I got a good Grandpa story for y’all...I made my daughter a miniature doll house back in the early 80’s for her. It got stored away all those years ago. So I did a “This Old House” renovation onit and gave it to my Granddaughter for her 4th Birthday....She said..Grandpa...I LOVE ❤️ my new house!...
I think both my Daughter Kristy and I got the Alergic’s...Yep a GREAT Grandpa moment....Amen?....


January 27, 2020 - Msg 113681: Very cool of you GF! Did she get any copper pipe people to go with it? :) You are a bird in this world.
Tonite's ME-TV ep was about the salve. "How do you fight fire?" "With a hose." Classic line!
Billy Ray, thanks for clearing that up about the archive organization. Here I went and accused GF. Also very funny about the melatonin! Reminds me of a line from a Dennis the Menace ep. Mr Wilson, "Yes Dennis, those British folks are very sophisticated," to which Dennis says, "And they're kinda uppity too!" ha
Night all,

January 28, 2020 - Msg 113682: MDC...HaHa about the copper pipe people...The “Fight Fire with a hose” line in the episode, I had Dennis Rush “Howie” write that on my picture he signed for me a couple of years ago when I met him at Mayberry Days...He’s a real nice guy, he was blown away by all of us “compelsion nuts” As was Keith Thibodeaux (Johnnie Paul Jason) too!


January 28, 2020 - Msg 113683: Good morning all.

GF, What a great papa and grandpapa story. Warms the heart. Moments like those are just priceless.

MDC, So I see all the eyes of the gold world will be on your neck of the woods this week. I look forward to it. I just hope Tiger isn't playing. I would like to see other golfers play, and it seems if he is playing, even if he is no where near the lead, they show his every shot. It gets old.

I don't know if you all knew this or not, but one of those Miracle Salve salesmen was the same feller who years later was the Ewings Lawyer in Dallas, George Petrie. He really came up in the world, or down, depending on what you think of Lawyers. lol



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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.