April 18, 2002 - Msg 6354: CT, did you have a typo and use 3 "l"'s? That census is sensitive to 3 of most things. Guess that's cause it's good at counting. ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6355: "wait, let me do a hard one. 25 and 25 (tapitytapitytapity) 50!"

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6356: Mornin porch!
Tom , I'm praying for your situation, I use to work with the handicap, some of the Best years of my life were with them. We all had a blast.... Thanks Mrs Wiley for the breakfast, it sure hit the spot , for sure the tea did. Mornin SD, Hazel, CT, The Rock & Happy,,, way to go on no smoking, my hubby is still somke free, I'm proud of you both, it takes willpower to stick to it & I know you both are strong in will power, you have to be to stop in the first place.---**--- an couple of STARS for the 2 of you. Their Gold ones at that... LOL. I'm off work today so now I'm going to Ind. get some gold fish for my pond & stop in to see 31... Pray for Ant Bee, she got her feelings hurt at Miss Crump's blackboard. She spelled her name as Ant Bee for there was one like, Aunt Bee-e . So she spelled it that way so posties would know which was which & some one made the comment she she couldn't be that name EVEN IF SHE DID SPELL IT WRONG.So I don't know if she ever will post again. She is a wonderful person & she just loves Aunt Bee on Andy. She uses my computor, but wont even do that now. ......Say you all have a good one , catch you all later...Remember let the Sonshine in ur life, today & everyday... Ms Wezee

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6357: Hay porch fam!, runnin'late, just got back fm the porchives. What's up with all th clothes foldin, ya jest unfoldem the next day. On ma way over Helen. Remember when-before "blue laws" only folks that were out Sun. morn. wer Church goers. Miss those days. It was like Mayberry. Enjoyed everybodys testamony 'bout church upbringin. Cut my teeth on a Baptist Hymnal, got saved by the Grace of God when Iz 12. My dear ole Grandmother prayed me into the kingdom. I still miss her. If yers is still livin, spend all the time ya ken with her, and yo Granddad. (sniff). Hay SD, find yerself a quiet place n try to read a good magazine article. Take a deep breath first. 97 here yesterday, rain today. Charlotte, drove thru Ill. couple yrs ago to Canada (fishin), loved yo state, beautiful countryside. Next time I get over yer way I got some cholut cover carots for that furry litle Plum. Be over to help with the frig cleanin out when I get done with Helen f o l d e n a l l t h o s e c l o t h e s. Wonder if Asa'el be stayin at the Y? Hope he writes so we ken hear from em. Hazel, you live in Montaner? Snow!!, dontchy'll know it April? Yo Tom, really enjoyed that poem, pick me up spiritually, keep postin, everybody need spiritual encouragement. You do, I do, everybody does! Ah, Miss W i l e y, pass the gravy again, I cant get ma biscuits n gravy ta come out even. Yo Happy, how you been since you thru away them smokes? Fungirl, were yu at?
Dooley, down in the holler

"I lose my trigger finger, may as well get out of the business".

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6358: Tom, it hurts to hear how insensitive some of your family members are. All we can do is pray for them, because the poor things don't know what a blessing they're missing. You are so precious to us here on the porch, I'd think it would be an honor to know you in person. You have such a kind and tender soul. As I've said before, remember that while man looks on the outward appearance, God looks upon the heart. When he looks at your heart, he sees only beauty. Stay sweet, friend.
Dooley, it's kind of you to remember little Plum, but she can't eat chocolate. Though we rarely admit it, she is a (whisper)d-o-g, and can't have chocolate.
Ms Wezee, you tell Aunt Bee, or Ant Bee, whichever, to ignore those rude people and just come on and sit on the porch. She can call herself whatever she likes - Aunt Bee, Ant Bee, Cousin Bee, or Uncle Bee if she pleases. We don't care. Honestly! Such a fuss people make over silly things, and end up hurting the feelings of a kind soul like Bee. Shame on them.
And now, I'm off to take my Dad to the doctor. See you later.--Romeena

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6359: Ms Weezee, you tell AntBee to get back up on that horse and try again. It's real hurtful when someone you can't even see tells you "no". I remember the same feeling when I was staring out on the internet. Guess we need to give that person a rude! She's welcome here, and we can call her anything but 'late for supper'. ~ Mrs. Wiley
Uncle Bee... heeheehee RO! Maybe that's the brother who helped to banish Rum Cake from the Taylor household.

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6360: Could bee, could bee! (teehee)--Romeena

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6361: Ah, such funny postin' on the porch just now! Ms. Wezee, you get Ant Bee back here right away. We miss her already. I agree with Romeena--she can call herself anything she likes. If she wants to be Aunt Bee and there already is one, then just put a number after it. There jes cain't be no hoardin' Mayberry characters--everybody loves 'em all! Tis true Dooley, all God's children need encouragement (and got uvulas!) Glad you liked Illinois by the way. I love the warm weather so always think I'll move south to Florida when I'm older or North Carolina--love that beautiful place! But I would miss the change of seasons we have here. Have a good evenin'.
Charlotte Tucker

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6362: Hi Dooley, I'm in the carolina at the coast, Myrtle beach now and moving back home to Wilmington. Been doing great without the smokes, thanks for ask'in! Will be 4 months on the 26th after smoking pack to pack and half for over 25 years. First credit goes to God, second would have to be a wonderful group of folks at quitsmoking.com, they are the best support and understand what you are going thru! You said you are in the Hollar, I had a friend that lived in the Hollar and that was in West Virginia, is that were you are?

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6363: Ant Beeee, you jest buzz yo sweet little ol'self rite back here on this here porch. Why I never hered tell of such childdishnesses(sorry to many S'ses. Anyhue, try not to fret over nose outta joint folks...I don't think theys onena arrs. If ya know who they is, post em a couple of kind words, n mabie it'll rub off. Des, sorry 'boutcha cousin. Tell that seet little girl theys buncha church folk a pryen fer her. Mrs Wiley too. We may never know why, on this side of heaven that cancer and other diseases afflict so many. The Bible says: "It shall rain on the just and the unjust". God honors faith, and in the end it will be worth it all for those who have placed their trust in Christ. Well, I almost got ta preachin. Hay Charlotte we must think somethin alike, cause I like it warm, but also get ma enjoys from the seasons. So I'm savin up to buy another home. ONe wer its warm, ONe wer its cold. The only problem I'll be 129 before I get the $$.

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6364: Hey porch.. I'll tell Ant Bee, but when she went to register tney told her there was already a Aunt Bee-e and she can't use that name cause it would cause confusion. That the people would not know which one it was & told her she split it wrong any way. She split it that way so the people would know it wasn't the Aunt Bee-e already on there. Go figure????? Just what are they saying????? LOL Ms Wezee

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6365: sorry (they} in 6364

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6366: Just go sensored for postin too many Z's, I dont get out much, does anyone know what 3 z's mean, if yer alowed to say. Not against that word watch dog, its a good thing. Keepin Mayberry a good place to live.
Dooley, havin trouble stayin on line. gotta call ma server. ((((evrybody)))))

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6367: ur right they won't let u use to many z's

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6368: No, Dooley, I don't live in Montana, I live in Idaho.
Ms. Wezee, tell Ant Bee to try again over at Ms. Crumps. I post over there too, and there's a lot of nice folks. I'm sure it was just some misunderstanding. Why doesn't she just try a new name. Tell her not to give up.
- Hazel

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6369: Evening Porch! I am still here, just didn't have much time to post these last few days. Tom I know how family problems can be (believe me I KNOW) but you got family here with us & we love ya just the way you are! Ant Bee you just grab a chair & hang out on this porch, we don't care what you call yerself, so long as you call US to supper! Off to bed, gotta work tomorrow (dadburn it!)

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6370: Thank you so much porch! you truely are fine people. Ms Wezee told me all the nice things y'all have been saying & hoe you are encourageing me so I thought I'ld go right on and swing out with y'all. God Bless y'ALL....
Ant Bee or Uncle Bee or Sue Beeor.... LOL .. Again Thank You.

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6371: (How) on 6370 sorry

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6372: Hey everybody! Porch has been mighty busy today. That's good to see. Tom, what a precious soul you are. I agree that you aren't the handicapped one, sounds like they are. I think I would rather be in your shoes, than theirs. I would LOVE to come visit you. A good Mayberry gathering with all the porchsters at your place would be the best, wouldn't it?
Thanks for the "hep" foldin' clothes Dooley! They sure pile up. I think I have nothin' to wear until laundry time! Then I realize how blessed I am! I too, give my Grandparents the credit for introducing a little girl to the Lord and taking her to Church (a Baptist girl here too, not that it matters.) They've been gone for years and I still miss them everyday. Don't know where I'd be without them. (sniff)
Congratualtions on the no smokes Happy. I admire anybody that quits those thangs! I think I might just buy you a bicycle! (Don't look behind the couch!)
Salty, Montgomery isn't too far from us. About 1:45. Our capital city. Tell your hubby he can straighten out some of the politicians down there!
A girls nite out sounds fun! Maybe some of the other girls (you too Sugarplum) would like to go! A special invite to AntBee!
How did your Dad's appt. go Romeena? Are you back
100% yet after your surgery?
Rock you deserved a couple days out for yourself. Seems as if your always doin' for others.A true Mayberrian.
New Neighbor, Fun Girl, Newton Monroe,MERLE DEAN we miss you check in o.k. Miss you too Asa, hope your having a good trip.
Gotta go hit the hay as they say. Ya'll have a good nite dear friends.--Helen

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6373: good friend are hared to come by .
but you no who your true friend in time wind you are down and out.

April 18, 2002 - Msg 6374: good friend are hared to come by .
but you no who your true friend in time wind you are down and out.

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6375: mornin porch. Coffee is on and so is the tea. Not much going on on this end off the porch. Just sitting here pondering about years gone by. Remember when all the stores were closed on Sunday and nothing was opened after midnight. My ole daddy always said;"Nothing any good happens after midnight so get yourself home." Cars didn't all look the same. Never heard of "fast food". Sleeping on the front porch when the house was to hot. Oh well enough of this. Had it made and did't have the sense to know it.

The Rock

"I'm just waitin' for you to go to far." (Barney)

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6376: Mornin porch!
Thanks Rock for the tea, it sure hit the spot. Sometimes in the summer I still sleep on the back porch, it's adventure sleeping..LOL. Time to go to work. This is one of my long days,then at 6pm I go pick up my Granddaughterm Asia Marie, have a lot planed for the week end I'll be ready for vaction next Tuesday... LOL Later porch. Ms Wezee

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6377: Mornin''! It's a beautiful day here today. We have a local radio program here called It's a Beautiful Day for Living. It's a short 15-minute program but starts out "No matter what happens today whether it be a good day or a bad day, there's one thing for sure--this is the only day you'll have to live today." How true! The program's on a secular station but always includes a prayer to begin the day. It's nice, real nice. Wish ya'll could hear it. Great talk on the porch yesterday. Bless you Ant Bee and you Tom. Hey to Dooley, Salty, Mrs. Wiley, Rock, Helen, Mavis,Ms. Wezee, Happy, Hazel, Romeena! What a great group! We miss ya, Asa!
Charlotte Tucker
P.S. Hope I didn't ferget anybody!

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6378: Mornin Porch, Ms Weezee, AntBee, Thanks for the coffee Rock, you got a special knack for good java! TOM - we love you dear boy! Thanks for the prayers Dooley (and all).

Have a Mayberry Friday!
~ Mrs. Wiley

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6379: Good morning ya'll. . .tis a busy time around here. Only 25 more school days!

I need to read the archives and see what I have missed. It has been plum hot here and now the rain is moving in. The boys have enjoyed wearing shorts and such.

Have you heard about the new 3 Million Dollar Arkansas State Lottery? The lucky winner gets 3 dollars a year for a million years. :)
(sorry if you are from Arkansas, I don't mean any disrespect)

((((Giant Hug for the Porch))))


April 19, 2002 - Msg 6380: Morning porch, how is everyone Friday going? Sorry I did not post last night. Didn't home until about 1 or so this morning. Done the girls night out thing. Had a big time. Now I got to go back to work. Mrs.Wezee you just tell Ant Bee-e or however to come back here. We wont fuss at her for her spelling. That tears it. That just tears it. Tom you know you always have friends around here. Helen I havent heard from the hubbie I hope he made it down there ok. Homemaker it has been in the high 80's here all week. But on Wed there was a area not too far from here about 30 minutes that got a foot and a half of hail. So we are getting those afternoon storms too. Off to work:( See yall tonight!-SD

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6381: A foot and a half of hail?? Wow! I'd hate to be in the insurance business around there! Helen, I'm fine now, back to digging big holes and planting things, so guess I'm all right. My dad had some skin cancers removed, he's fine, too. Thanks for asking.
Speaking of hail, if you get some little dents and Wally's too busy to try to get them out for you, try this. On a very hot day, park your car in the sun for an hour or so, let the metal get really hot. Then open up a bag of crushed ice, and just quickly scatter it out over the dent. Needs to be sudden-like. You'll likely hear a little "ping", and your dent will be gone. Doesn't work if the metal is creased, but those little dimple-dents will pop out. It works, I've done it.
Hey, Ant Bee-e, could you be just plain Bee? Nice name, I think. To be Bee, or not to be Bee, that is the question. (teehee)
Oh, Sugarplum appreciated being included in the girls' night out, and said she'll bring a big bag of baby carrots. Have a great day, friends.--Romeena

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6382: Hello porch! yes Ro I can be Bee, AFTER ALL HER FRIENDS at Mayberry did call her Bee, didn't they. Y'all are my new friends, so Bee it is . Thank you. Glad to hear ur Daddy is ok, I dig a lot around here too. Love the earth. Hello Helen, SD,CT Homemaker, Rock, Dooley, Tom, Mrs. Wiley, Mavis, Happy, Hazel, hurry home Asa. Hope I didn't leave anyone out, oh yes Ms Wezee & 31. Have a GREAT Sonshiney Day.... Bee

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6383: oh yes and Sugar PLum & Pollyanna.

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6384: Good! I think Bee is just great.
Just got back from Mr. Foley's store, bought an old-fashioned cotton string mop. I'm tired of crawling around on my knees, trying to clean that grout haze off the new tile with sponges and rags. It'll still be hard work, but at least I'm going to do it standing up. I wish Otis would come around. I'd put him to work in one quick hurry. "Snap to it!!" --Romeena

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6385: Happy Birthday to my daddy. . .a big ol 79! I think I'll sing him happy birthday - we'd have to call out the volunteer fire dept if we lit his candles on his cake!


April 19, 2002 - Msg 6386: Happy birthday to homemakers Daddy! Bee, we all think you're the "bee's knees"! Glad you're one of our's. Ro, a friend just told me yesterday about using a mop for the tub. Her P.T. told her that (for women) bending from the waist forward places 100 lbs. of pressure on your spine for every inch you lean forward. No wonder cleaning the tub was killing my back!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"....when she went to move the stove it hurt her back and now she's walking crooked."

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6387: A mop for the tub, hmmm? Sounds like a good plan to me. My tub is new, and is easy to clean, so that should work fine. A good spray cleaner and a mop, that's the plan! Thanks for the tip.--Romeena

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6388: Oh! Happy birthday to your daddy, homemaker! In fact, let's just all sing it - a-one, and a-two -- Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, homemaker's daaad-dy, happy birthday to yeewwww!--Romeena

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6389: and many mmooree! ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6390: Hi, Everyone!
I just found this site while looking up info on my favorite show for 40 years now... TAGS, of course. I started watching when I was around 10 I guess and even brought up my own kids on it. We even speak "Mayberryese".. that is when a situation calls for it, we can ususally apply a line from one of the episodes. Now my grandchildren are watching it. Sometimes, my husband and I don't watch anything on tv but TAGS and are very happy doing so! We don't think we are missing much of anything from what we have seen recently on newer shows. Is anyone from California? I live in the Central Valley, a very big agricultural area and I grew up doing field work with my family. They instilled good values of hard work, faith, and respect for others in me. TAGS has always reinforced all that. This is a very nice "porch". I plan to come back. Until then, have a nice day all! ~ a Mayberry fan (do I need a character name like everyone seems to have? I didn't see any directions on this)

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6391: Welcome, Mayberry fan. We're very happy that you like it here, and hope you'll make this your "home town". We come from all over the country, but we all live in our Mayberry. You asked about a name - yes, it helps to have one. As you noted, most of us have character names, but that's not a requirement. Just find a handle you're comfortable with and go for it. If you like, you can click on "Archives" down below, and go back and check out the names that are in use. If you happen to come up with a duplicate, someone will let you know, and you can choose another. So, stick around and enjoy yourself. We'll save you a rocking chair.--Romeena

April 19, 2002 - Msg 6392: Good evening porch, how yall doing? It was in the 80's again today. Hello to Bee, Ro and the Plum and everyone else I missed. Good idea for cleaning the tub, gonna have to try it. Welcome to ya Mayberry fan where ya from? You'll love it here just love it. Just jummmp in where ya can and hang on. have a great night gonna do the pizza thang now see ya later--SD

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6393: Morning porch, off to work then to the races. Have a good safe weekend. Coffee and tea are on. Love yall, see yall later--Salty Dog

P.S.--Asa, hurry back we miss you!!!

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6394: Top pf the mornin to ya porch!
Welcome Mayberry fan, Thanks SD for the tea. It always hits the spot. Happy belated birthday to homemakers Daddy! I went last night & got my Granddaughter Asia Marie, right off just like my huband she would do see got in my lil pond, wading in it. LOL she is 8. We have a big day planned today, but, it rained all last night so not sure how that is going to affect things, it seems lately when I have Asia it is raining & you know how 8 yr. olds are, they get bored easy. We want to put her gym set back up, hope it happens. LOL .. Hey to all have a great day. Ms Wezee
Lot o luck to you amd yers.

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6395: ooopps!(Top of the mornin)
Asa hurry home, Mavis where are you ? Howdy plum & pollyanna. Ms Wezee

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6396: I'm right'chere Ms Wezee trying to get some ISP problems worked out. Dadburn AOL I can't seem to find a good email host I like, that Outlook Express just ain't my cup o tea, can't get my clicky things (links) to work for me. Bee you will like this porch we are all good people & try to act like somebody most of the time (Salty Dog & Asa can get a might rowdy sometimes, but we love 'em) I got a busy day today, gotta go to Mamaw's, give her Basset Hound a bath, go see my Mama, it's her birthday, go to a wedding, then the band is getting together to play a biker bar tonight, busy day! Meant to ask you Wezee you Irish? I was married to an irishman for some years & his whole family would always say 'Top o' the morn' when they saw you. Gotta run or I'll run outta day before I run out of chores! Ro can I borrow Plum to help me plant my flowers? She can dig the holes & I'll put the flowers in. My Dachshunds dig the holes, wait on the flowers to go in, then dig them back up again!

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6397: Why, sure, Mavis. The Plum would be "plumb" tickled to help you dig those holes, and she won't dig up what you plant. Have you got some little bitty gloves she can wear, or should she bring her own? She just hates getting her paws dirty, you know, but she loves to dig. Will you pick her up or should I bring her over?
Oh, it's your mom's birthday? Well, here we go again....a-one, and a-two..Happy Birthday to yeww, Happy Birthday to yewww, Happy Birthday Mavis's mu-u-utherrrrr, Happy Birthday to yewwwwww! My, that was nice. Would have been even nicer if Asa had been here, but I think we did fine. Salty D, we could have used your voice, too, if you weren't off "racing around". (teehee)
I still haven't gotten sealer painted on all that grout in my newly-tiled kitchen, and naturally last night I spilled tea in there. Ran all over the grout. I managed to get it up before it stained, but was just lucky. Haven't spilled tea in years, why now? I'm sealing that grout today, if it wears my knees to the bone! Could have just as easily been grape juice, and wouldn't that have been lovely.
Well, off I go. My poor knees! Have a great day, friends.--Romeena

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6398:

The porch is a week behind. Today is April 20 and April 13 is being posted.

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6399: What? It says "April 20" on my computer? Sounds like you're in some kind of a time warp.

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6400: Howdy porch! Poor Ms Wezee, nothing is going right for her today. 31 is in Mt Carmel with her hubby, they went to see her illing cousin Charlen, & Pat that is hime from Fl. Rain, Rain & more Rain here in southren Illinois. Happy birthday to Mavis's mother from Wezee, 31 & Me.. Bee

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6401: Happy Sat. everybody. Endlaws gone, good vist. I keep speakin' in Mayberry. They told my wife they new of a good doctor. Happy(6362), long story; from Kintuky. Raised on a farm, couldn't wait till I got to town, now I can wait to get back to the farm... wonder what causes that?. I now live on the eastern shore of maryland, (job). By the way, boughtchu a horn for ya bike Helen got fer ye. Surprize, Surprize, Sur-prize!. Mrs Wezee-happy vakashun to yu n yers! If ya see Asa, telem we miss em. Good stuff Charlotte, when I'm in ma shop I tun in "Music of Your LIfe" (AM), 30's, 40's & 50"s. Great ole standards; big band; & easy listening. Most people round here think I'm pecular cause I'm so old fashion. (behind the times) It used to bother me, but now I take it as a compliment cause "I preciate it". Homemaker, I just read yo postin n fell plum otta ma cher a laughin(6379). Just struck me funny. Dent come rite out with frozen water?.... Shazam!. Hi Bee!! On that byrthday number(happy B. D. Homemakers Dad n Mavis's mom, zat wright?) somebodys a little off keye, lets watch it shall we?! WELCOME to 6390 frum Californy, just jump in n grap a cher and hang on. good to have ya! Don't pick a name with b in it! Hay, just funnin. Well, I'll see ya.

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6402: Hay Floyd, you know what you got here, you got the beginnin's of a masterpiece. This Mayberry site is like milk with a pe-nut butter n jelly sanwich. A bottle of pop down to Walleys. Goin' fishin with Opie n Ange. Free water n Air! Barney without bullets in his gun; the trees all nice n full; an catchin' ol Sam. Thank ye an I 'preciate it.
Yer Mayberry neighbor, Dooley

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6403: Wow! Do ya'll jest have good memories or is it that you have been coming here a long time? Ya'll seem to remember things from post days ago, I am impressed! My head is thick as mud today (sometimes other days too!) so I'll say Happy Saturday all Ya'll hanging on the porch and hope your weather is good and the fish are biting!

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6404: Welcome Mayberry Fan! Bee so good to hear from you!Glad your'e chere! Dooley in these times, I'm glad to be 'old fashioned' even though I'm not that old.;) It is a compliment. I don't even know what new sitcoms are on and any of the actors. Just don't measure up to Andy.
Sorry about the spill Ro, that's my luck. The more careful I am, the more klutzy I seem to be.
Get you some 'hep' with that sealing job, o.k. Wish I could hep you out. You still need to take it easy, that just seems like a big job. That was mighty good singin'. Happy B'day's to Mavis's mother and Homemaker's Daddy.
We went to the National Championship gymnastics meet last nite. Alabama was the National Champions!! (ROOLLLL TIDE, ROLL! Just had to throw that in there!) Anyway a lot of Utah fans were there. I looked for Asa and his Mayberry shirt! Didn't see the first one. Oh well that it was worth a look.;) Hurry back, Asa, we miss you.
See ya'll--Helen

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6405: Thought it was worth a look. (oops)-Helen

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6406: Hey to the porch.
- Hazel

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6407: Hey y'all!! we's just finished up rustling up some vittles here in new joisey and golllleeeeee we came across this here site!! shazammm. where's helen?? barney?? thelma lou?? aint bea???

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6408: Howdy, friends! Helen, that sealing job is finished! My knees are worn out, my elbows feel bruised, my shoulder aches and a muscle in my "leanin' arm" feels like somebody frogged it, but the job is done! Now when I spill tea I can just wipe it up. Probably won't spill any for the next ten years, whatcha bet?
#6407, stick around a while and pretty soon you'll feel just like one of ours. We're all Mayberry-friendly, and newcomers are welcome. To get the feel of the place, click on "archives" down below and read a while. You'll soon know who's who and what's what. See #6391 above for name info.
I'm one tired old lady right now. Gonna get the Plum, settle into my big old chair with a glass of tea, and watch TAGS. Yep, that's the plan, get Sugarplum, get some tea, big chair, TAGS, yep, that's what I'm gonna do. Get the Plum....--Romeena

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6409: For the love of Mike, just do it! Get the Plum, go sit down... just do it!
- Hazel

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6410: Awright! Sheesh! (lol) --Romeena

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6411: Howdy porch, back home from the races and what a fun night. Saw several crashes one caught fire and three of them lost a tire! And its a fun day. Can't wait till next week. Hey Mrs.Weezee hope you a better one tomorrow. I enjoy all the memories around here tonight. See yall later I am ready for bed. Got so much red clay on me I may have to sand blast it to get it all off. Nite--Salty Dog

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6412: Oh and 2 fights bbroke out in the pits. Forgot to mention that part. Tell me I'm rowdy now Mavis????--SD

April 20, 2002 - Msg 6413: I just saw you all on the porch and thought I'd stop by to say 'hey' and to thank you all for the friendly welcome. Sorry I can't stay longer but, I have to get up awfully early in the morning for church. Have a good evening and I'll try to stop back on my way home from church tomorrow. Thanks again. I'm so glad to be here. ~ Mayberry Fan (until I decide on a name)

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6414: Welcome to Mayberry Fan. Hope you will stay around cause if you do that means I get to sleep on the ironing board between two chairs. That's adventure sleeping. I'll even give you my penny that's been runned over by a train. It will bring you luck in your travels. Hey to Asa and Hazel and Mrs. Wiley and Mavis and homemaker and the Rock and Mrs Rock and Salty Dog and Romeena and just all ya'll good folks of Mayberry.

"Johnny Paul Jason says if you put a horse hair in stagnation water, it'll turn into a snake!"

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6415: Oops, that was me....Fun Girl
Sorry to type and run. Hope Barney didn't catch me. He'd run me in on a 4-11 or a 6-32 or some such nonsense.

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6416: Mornin porchers, Happy Lords Day to your n yers! In this day n time people always seem to be in such ah rush, runnin here runnin there, never seen anything like it... W H A T ' S y o u r h u r r y, s l o w d o w n , t a k e i t e a s y. Relax, don't be in such a hurry. Hay Fun Girl. Ah hardy WELCOME to ya there frum Jerrsey. Fun Girl, do you have a son who looks like Opie, or do I have you cornfused with sumbody else? I wuz at Mayberry days couple yers ago, got ma picture took with two of the three boys who were Opie look-a-likes. One of those little fellers looked more like Opie that he did his own self. Just got ta wonderin. Temp. droped to 60s here think I'll were mah salt n pepper sute to church today. Well gotta RUN!!

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6417: TOP of the mornin porch!We had a late night , we had to take Asia Marie home late last night, she became ill. I caled her mother & she ask me if she had her meds with her, no one sent anything like that with us, I found out in the last month she has developed (asma). It liked to scared the fire out of me, I didn't know what was going on. We raised her ourselfs for 7 yrs. her mom & dad was in & out , her dads in the Army, then her & her mom moved away a year ago, but I go get her & bring her home with me every month, it bout killed me when she took her & moved away. Now Asia is sick a lot, please remember her in your prayers, her mother is doing pretty good with her now & they do have a good relations ship now praise God. Asia's daddy is my baby boy's daughter. No Mavis I'm a (heizn 57) on my mamas side her mama was German/Irish. A dear sweet Lassie, we just loved her, very Irish she was. Mamas daddy was Cherokee.. On my daddy's side, his mama was English (very prim & proper) & his daddy was part Black Foot & Sue (Kinda a mean man from what I hear). So I'm a mixture of this grand ole country. LOL... Good Sabbath all, may God's Sonshine on you always.... Ms Wezeee

Lots o luck to you & yers.

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6418: oops (called her) & Asias is my baby boys daughters.. oh me. I goof up all the time ....LOL 6417 OOOOPS!

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6419: Morning, porch. Ms. Wezeee, I'm sorry about your granddaughter getting sick. That asthma is a scary thing. I'll say this, I think Asia Marie has a wonderful and caring grandma (you). Sounds like she's been thru a lot, and it's neat that she has you. Nice to see you, Fun Girl. Welcome to Mayberry fan - we'll help you find a name if you want. Tell us a little about yourself. Come on, we want DETAILS.
- Hazel

"Sure is good to be doing a capacity business. Both cells filled up."

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6420: Oh, forgot to ask Salty. You weren't down there in the pits fighting, were you?
- Hazel

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6421: Now Hazel you know Salty was down there telling them to break it up! Our Salty wouldn't do such a thang as that! (teehee) Ro you might want to send Plum's little gloves with her, I don't have none that little here. I'll have her some baby carrots ready for after we're done. Wezee You got Cherokee in ya too, huh? Neat stuff that is, I been learning what I can about it, I love it! Both my Papaws were 1/2 Cherokee, wonderful culture! Dooley thanks for the help with the fridge, did you ever figger out what was in that butter bowl we throwed out? Whatever it was the dogs wouldn't even eat it! I'm off to warsh some more clothes, wish they would warsh themselves!
Ever'body on the truck!

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6422: Afternoon porch, back home from preaching. Fixing to go to wally world and the grocery store. Nope I wasn't fighting atall last night. But it was interesting to watch. Almost as good as the races. I also am trying to learn about the Native American culture. And the medicine wheel and all that good stuff. I love learning all I can about it. We are about 1 hour from Cherokee NC and we go there a good bit. Well off to get my pictures from the races developed. Later--Salty Dog

"All right break it up this aint no ball park"

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6423: The front porch is still stuck on April 13.

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6424: Thanks for the correction. You know, Barney always liked everything up to date! SAM SCOTT.

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6425: Fine sunny day here in Kentucky. A man in the local resturant where I was eating lunch said it was too hot for his dog out there. That sounded like something someone might say at the Mayberry diner. That is mighty hot folks! Sam Scott

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6426: Hey, Sam Scott. It is so ironic that you are the last post before me. Dooley mentioned catchin' ol' Sam up there in Msg. 6402 and it made me think of you and I was gonna ask if anybody'd seen ya! And well, here ya are! Shazam! Ro, I'm glad you got yer grout sealed (sounds like an ailment)! We took all the rocks off around the edges of our water pond, took out the old holey liner and dug a deeper hole for the fish. Now we got to buy a new liner and put all them rocks back! Rainy here today. Salty! Salty! Sounds like you thrive on them there car races! I used to go to races in high school. Quite fun stuff. Nearin' my deadline for the books. 20 pages left to write in the next 2 weeks. I think I'll make it. Thanks for the encouragement--especially you, Rock, tellin' me "Charlotte Tucker--get to it!" Thanks I needed that! Have a great Sabbath everyone! Hey, are the archives to the old Frank's porch anywhere on the net?
Charlotte Tucker

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6427: Hey SAM SCOTT,

The porch hasn't been corrected? The date has always been correct. I need to know what you're seeing so I can try and figure out what yuu're seeing as the date.


April 21, 2002 - Msg 6428: Yep, it was me who calls my boy Little Opie cause of the resemblance. I guess I may as well just leave off the Little cause he will turn twelve in May 9th and the name just doesn't fit so much any more. homemaker are you out there? We had Little Opie's case conference this week and I am still steaming. The hearing impaired teacher who took his auditory trainer to be "repaired" and never brought it back because she said they found nothing wrong with it wrote on her report that "Kyle declined to wear his auditory trainer."
I was livid.... I didn't even trust myself to say a word, but later I went to our principal and talked to her about it. I let her know that we had problems with this woman from the time she started work here and that she needs to watch her to make sure the students in our school are getting what they need. The principal said that she remembers the other problems and that she keep an eye out for the other hearing impaired students. I know I should have followed up, but you would think that she would be doing what they pay her for. Maybe that only happens in Mayberry where you take pride in your work and care about those around you.
Fun Girl

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6429: Good night porch. Pray you have a good week. Asia Marie is doing better, thank you for ur prayers. Ms Wezee

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6430: Hi, All... Well, sorry to say I can't stay long again.. not long enough to give you the "details" but, I promise when I'm feeling better I will! I didn't get nary a wink of sleep last night because our neighbor's German Shepard barked from midnight til 4 a.m.! Of course, they were out of town so, they was nothing we could do. By the time we could fall asleep, it was time to get up for church and we were slow as molasses, but we made it in time for preachin'(although Daughter and I weren't sure whether or not to wear earrings!... What do you think Aunt Bee?) Anyhow, it just gets my dander up because I already let the neighbors know the dog's a problem especially when they're not home but, I guess it went in one ear and out the other! Okay, thanks for listening to my complaints and letting me simmer down a bit.... may have helped keep me from throwin chickens at them cantankerous neighbors of mine! ~ Mayberry Fan (haven't come up with a name yet, but I will)

April 21, 2002 - Msg 6431: Hey, Mayberry Fan, here's an idea. Talk sweetly with your neighbor, explain how the dog barks constantly when they're gone, and offer to pay half of the bill at a kennel while they're gone! It will run about $5-6 a day, if they're thick-headed enough to accept. One would hope they'd take the hint and realize that you've got a serious objection, but if they don't, $15-18 for a three-day trip is cheap enough so you can get some sleep.
Another idea is to tape the dog's barking for about an hour, and record the time. When they return, you can gently suggest that there's something you'd like them to hear. I know you told them, but maybe they don't really understand the degree of the problem. I had a similar problem a couple of years ago, and a talk with my neighbor as we stood between our houses and listened to the dog's vocalizations, seemed to do the trick. They found the dog a home with some relatives.
You'd think people would hear their own dog and not need to be told, but some seem to need a reminder. We need to all remember to be Mayberry-friendly!--Romeena

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6432: Mornin' porch. Salty Dog, sounds like we were at the same race. My son and I went Saturday night. Saw a car get rolled in the first race, saw another car loose a tire on the first lap, and then saw another car catch on fire. Didn't see no fights. Welcome Mayberry Fan, you will like it here. About that dog, the only thing they understand is "a leg of lamb". Allan
, maybe Sam Scott has been getting into the crock too many times. I'll check it to make sure it is still full and clean. Hey to Fun Girl, Dooley, Ms Wezee, Hazel, and Mavis. Coffee and tea are made.

The Rock

"Reckon what it is." (Rafe)
"If we knew that it would cost $3.00." (Andy)

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6433: Mornin porch. Thanks Rock for the tea. Today is our 3rd granddaughters 8 th Birthday. God bless & y'all have a great one.. Ms Wezee

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6434: Good Morning all. Thanks for the coffee, Rock. I wouldn't check that crock, Rock. I been... er... well, there may be some gone. I was just trying to merry up the weekend a little bit.
Everybody have a good day and keep a good thought.
- Hazel

Once all the pieces fall together, you'll see the big picture.

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6435: Morning porch gotta go back to work again. Supposed to be another hot one. Hey Rock, you into dirt track racing? Hopefully next weekend my husbands car will be ready. Happy Birthday Mrs.Wezee's granddaughter. Morning to Ro, and Mayberry Fan yall have a good day. When is Asa getting back? It is just too quiet without him. See yall later--Salty Dog

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6436: Hey to Hazel, now how did you do that? You wasn't there before. Have a good un-Sd

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6437: Morning Porch! Mayberry Fan, you got chickens to throw, you got chickens to sell! Happy B'day to Ms Weezee's Granddaughter #3! C> C> C> Ice-Creams

Well' dirty me, dirty me I'm disgusted with myself. I'm playing hookey from work today. I know it sets a bad example for y'all, but I truly do have a bellyache (from a leg o lamb!). It just ain't bad enough to keep me away from the beach or the mall. ;-) Y'all don't tell Barney or he'll be a trackin me down (like FunGirl says, he'll be givin out 4-12's or 7-14's). Shore don't want him following me over to Rock's crock or it'll be POW POW POW.

~ Mrs. Wiley
"I don't want to be the one to say it, but I think Aunt Bea is a little tiddly!"

"OOoo... well, if it ain't Sheriff Matt Dillon! Hey Sherif, where's Chester?! Hahahahaha!!"

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6438: Mornin' porch! Saw the one last night where the guy came from the state's attorney's office to be deputy. "Who's been messin' up the bulletin board?!" That cracked me up. Well, I should get to work on them books but I think I'll just wait for the official verification or perhaps the work order to arrive in the afternoon mail!"
Have a great day.
Charlotte Tucker

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6439: Morn'in Porch! I am LMAO, check out this site for a good laugh ~ it is about a "slug zabber" this guy came up with, too funny! (http://www.mertus.org/gardening/zapper.html)
Ya'll have a great day!

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6440: You go Fun Girl! Tell them like it is! I have one student that I cannot get through the parents heads that the child needs to wear his hearing aids. They think they are cosemetically challenging! It makes him look deaf! She makes me soooo mad. . .I get livid thinking about her. I wish old opie went to my school - I bet we would get along right well!
We watched E! television's "Andy of Mayberry" yesterday - followed by the Beverly Hillbillies. Some good watching! Then closed the evening with an action packed hour of the TAGS. Sorry to say that I went to sleep through the second episode - but it was 10:30 at night!
Cool here today - the high is suppose to be 51. I like the 70's much better!
Everyone have an action packed, porch rockin day - and that means EVERYBODY - roger, 10-4, over and out!


WELCOME TO ALL THE NEW PORCH SITTERS - We never run out of porch or rockers!

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6441: Good one Happy!-SD

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6442: Mornin', all! homemaker, do you mean to tell us that the child's parents don't want him to wear his hearing aids because "they make him look deaf!"? He IS deaf, for cryin' out loud! Why make him be isolated, too? That's just plain cruel. It must be so frustrating for you, trying to help the poor kid and having to work with ignorant parents like that.
It's a beautiful day here in north Texas. Sun is out, squirrels running all over my back yard, starlings nesting happily in my martin houses (grrrr) and flowerbeds a riot of color. I love it!
Took the granddaughter to start on her braces today - $$$$$ - wow! Talk about sticker shock! Oh, well. A few thousand will produce a million dollar smile, so it's worth it. Glad I don't have to pay it up front, there is an interest-free payout plan.
Well, off I go. Got errands to run, and back to work tonight. I think I'll retire and see if I can just work part time out at the pickle factory. I hear they need a brine-tester.--Romeena

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6443: Hey, Porch! Thought I'd come by a little early today since by evening (my time), you all are in bed!
Romeena, thanks for the great advice and the reminder about Mayberry friendliness. The truth is we really do like our neighbors but, sometimes.... well, you just gotta wonder what goes on in their heads! My hubby and I decided to just let them know how awful it was for us this weekend and then just ask them if there is anything we can do to help... kinda just like you suggested... I guess we think a lot alike!
Ms Wezee, I know this is late but, even though I didn't mention it, I did say a prayer for your little Asia Marie. Anytime you need prayer, just say the word! I know how precious our grandkids are to us. I have five of my own (and one on the way in July!). Two special ones live here close by. Oh, tell your granddaughter "Happy birthday" comes to her from way out west in California!
Fun Girl, I'll be praying that your little one gets the right kind of care that he deserves. I know how frustrating that can be. The two special little ones I mentioned to Ms Wezee are my 4 and 6 year old grandsons who have autism. The 4 year old also has bipolar disorder. Thank the Lord, the 6 year old has progessed enough to have been allowed to attend regular kindergarten in the little town they live in and he is doing well. Their town is the next little farm town over from us and the people there are wonderful. Even the school doesn't act as if they know better than the parents and that's what makes it work so well. My little 4 year old grandson is in special ed preschool. We see improvements but, he has far to go so, please keep them both in your prayers, everyone... I'd really appreciate it.
Mrs. Wiley, it sounds like you are gonna have a fun day all around. When you're at the mall, remember to try on a dress with polka dots, then one with stripes.... see if Opie can go with ya so he can tell you which one he likes! (Hope the tummy ache goes away)
Well, gotta get back to the office now. Nice chatting with you all and thanks for the coffee. Have a great day, all! ~ Mayberry Fan (still thinking of a 'name')

April 22, 2002 - Msg 6444: Hey porch! Thank you Mayberry Fan, for your words of kindness & ur prayers. I will rmember ur lil ones in my prayers. Thanks everyone for wishing Sabrina Lynn a Happy Birthday. I'm heading out to 31's . Need to visit with her II need to cry on her shoulder, we are always there for one another, we keep each others shoulder soak n wet. LOL. gOD BLESS YA ALL .. CHAT LATER. Ms Wezee