May 29, 2003 - Msg 13955: Fungirl, I think it said "Let no horse go thirsty here". And they never say if David Mendlebright is related to Mrs. Mendlebright. I'd think they were at least distant kin though.
- Hazel

Puddingtame. Ask me again and I'll tell you the same.

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13956: Morning porchsters. My, Fungirl, that sounds like some awful infection Trevor had. Prayers for Trevor. Also prayers for your new acupuncture treatment. I hope it works. Asa, you are a bird. You done good, real good. Thanks for giving me details. I remember each ep now. Boo, I'd be a-shamed! Boxer shorts? What you doin' lookin' at Andy in his boxer shorts? I don't remember any of those, but as you can see, I ain't as good as most of you at rememberin' eps. I generally remember him with a plaid robe on. See if anyone else can remember and then give us the two eps. I'm curious. We're missin' some folks. Where's Clara and possum and Mary Wiggins and Bulbsnatcherand Briscoe and Sterling Holobyte and TOM? There's a host of others missing too. Where they all be? It's nice weather for porch sittin'.
Charlotte Tucker

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13957: Lift up your feet everybody. I'm sweepin'. Let's get this place cleaned up.
- Hazel

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13958: Morning, Hazel, didn't see your chair there.

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13959: Nice sweepin' job, Hazel, real nice.

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13960: You slipped in on me, Charlotte Tucker. Good Morning.
- Haze

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13961: Hi All Thing are nut going to good here .
I lost me dad about two weeks ago and I have ben hearding about some of my frends who pass away back in the cold was here.

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13962: Sorry for all of your losses Tom. It sure has been a rough year for you. Our prayers are with you.


May 29, 2003 - Msg 13963: Dearest TOM. I'm so sorry to hear of all the things that have happened. Your little heart must be just about broken. I wish I had a pretty poem or a prayer to put in here for you, like you do for us. We love you, TOM, and God loves you, too.

Boo, one ep that shows Andy in his boxers is when he was telling the story of Jack the Giant Killer to Otis in the jail cell. Remember, Otis kept calling Andy, and every time he'd come out to see what Otis wanted, he had taken off a bit more of his uniform. He finally sat in the rocker beside Otis, in his boxers, and told Otis the story. Another time was when he and Goober got Gomer a date with Thelma Lou's cousin, Mary Grace, and Aunt Bee was pressing Andy's pants just before they left. At some point, Barney announced to one and all that "Andy's got hot knees!" (Actually, his knees were kinda hot!) (teehee)

I'm trying to remember - when Gomer was their houseguest, and Andy got out of bed to see what all the racket was about, was he wearing PJ's or boxers? I'm not sure.

Well, I worked last night and have to work again tonight, so guess I'd better get a little sleep in between. You all have a great day. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13964: How is eveyone doing? Hope ya'll are doing well. Just had a moment to swing by and say "Hey". I used to have a life once. Now it's all work, work, work. Take care all and have a wonderful, Mayberry Kinda Day!

Ed Sawyer

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13965: Hey, Ed, glad you are still around. So sorry about your Dad, Tom...must be so hard.

Ro, there is one other episode that I recall Andy wearing shorts in and I saw it the other night. It was a color episode but for the life of me I can't remember which episode it was. I can just remember Andy trying to get his pants on for some reason and I was thinking, 'Good grief! Why are they always showin' Andy in his Boxers?'. Who know, maybe it was a dream.

I am still packing up stuff for the garage sale next weekend. What a chore!

Better go.......Boo

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13966: im looking for a mayberry univercity t shirt can any one derect me? thanks im cruz!

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13967: homemaker! I knew someone else was missing. Good to see you there! You too, Ed Sawyer. Keep looking UP, Tom! Boo, we're having a garage sale next weekend too. Ugh.
Charlotte Tucker

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13968: Afternoon porch. I think the episode your thinking of Boo was when Warren thought he had esp and was trying to stop Andy and Helen from going out in the boat.
Sorry Tom about all whats going on with you. Your in my prayers.
Good to see you Ed Sawyer. I was wondering if you and Lucy Mathews had run off and got hitched.
Where you been hiding homemaker? Your be way yonder to quiet. I don't like it one bit when your this quiet.
Hugs to you all, and Salty just act like Aunt Bee if you get put on a jury.


May 29, 2003 - Msg 13969: No, no, no Asa. I'm sure the episode Boo is thinking of is the one where Aunt Bee watches the baby, and she crys everytime Aunt Bee holds her. Andy is trying to get some sleep, and he comes out in the hallway to tell Aunt Bee to hush up the baby and he is in his boxers. Aunt Bee says "Andy!!" and he quickly trys to cover up.
- Hazel

"It wouldn't do for me to stop someone with allspice on my breath."

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13970: That's the one, Hazel! Now Asa, tell us more about the episode when Warren had ESP; why was Andy in his boxers in that episode? Anyway, I think it was kind of strange or that the writers of TAGS had a boxer short fetish or something. I don't remember seeing the star of any other sitcom in their underwear, repeatedly, Do ya'll? heehee

I feel for you, Charlotte. I am running out of places to put garage sale items but it sure has been fun getting rid of some junk. The only problem is I seem to have misplaced my husbands baseball that was signed by Micky Mantle (uh,oh). I did, however, find one in the closet that was signed by Ken Griffy, Jr., that he didn't even know he had. We have entirely too much stuff (but not for long)!

Later, friends.....

Summer nights, 'neath shining stars,
Fireflies in Mason jars.

Not a worry, not a care,
Sweet memories of childhood, fair!

May 29, 2003 - Msg 13971: OK, here's a new challenge for us. I am not really a poet but I try to be! ha Now, I wrote those two verses above and I thought it would be fun to have all of you add a line or two (as you feel inspired) and lets see if we can write a poem together. What do ya'll think?


May 29, 2003 - Msg 13972: You are right Hazel. I'm thinking when Warren is at the diner with Goober and he keeps getting this feeling something bad is gonna happen. Then he realizes that what he is visioning is Andy and Helen on a boat at the lake the next day. So him and Goober run over to Andy's house (Andy is in bed I think) hooting and hollering and Andy is running around trying to get dressed, he even stubs his toe on a chair. I don't remeber if he was in his boxers or not but it seems like he might have been.
Boy Boo, I can't do no poetry. I'm inept when it comes to that. But you all will do a good job.


May 30, 2003 - Msg 13973: Sorry Boo, but I can't real-ly,
think up words in the form of poetry.
Thanks Charlotte Tucker for asking about me! And Mary Wiggins too, back in the archives!
Been kind of busy this week starting last week. My wife's Mom came up from Indiana for Memorial Day, and her Dad came over from Hawaii, and they stayed all week, so I haven't been able to check the goings-on here at the porch with all the running around we've been doing. Things are sure to calm down though now that they've left. Thank Goodness!
No, we had fun.
Just thought I'd see how things were going here.
What's all this talk about Andy in his boxers? I can't really recall ever seeing him in his undershorts, but I guess I never really look in that direction while I watch the show! :)
Have a good day tomorrow, since this day has pretty much ended.
-Sterling Holobyte

May 30, 2003 - Msg 13974: Good morning porch It's finally Friday!! Had to go to court yesterday, and I was the third one they picked just my luck lol. The case wasn't that bad, just a comminucating threats, and it was over with pretty quick. Hope you guys have a great day! And all the ailing ones are doin better. Yall have a great Friday! --Salty Dog

May 30, 2003 - Msg 13975: Well, I finally made it on here much dental work. I had a really rough night last night. Love and prayers to all!

Boo...I'm no poet either, but I thought I'd make an attempt to add to your beautiful poem. It doesn't do it justice, but here goes (don't laugh!)...

Laughter echoes warm and sweet
on a safe small town street.

Innocence assured each day
by a simpler world, now far away.

You know, I wouldn't try that except here on this porch.

Love and best wishes to all --


May 30, 2003 - Msg 13976: I loved it, Bulb! I felt it right here (pointing to heart)! Come on, the rest of you, show us your inspiration....

May 30, 2003 - Msg 13977: Baseball games and sucking on clover
Red rover, red rover send Mavis right over!

Ha! Charlotte here. Boo, at first I thought your idea was corny, but since we're among friends, it's kinda fun. Come on, Asa, be a sport! Let's hear your rhymes! Sterling did it! Good job, Bulb! The only other TV person I remember seeing in underwear so much was Daddy Walton. He was forever running around in his long johns with the flap on the rear!
Charlotte Tucker

May 30, 2003 - Msg 13978: Ya'll are so sweet. No, I'm still around. I've just been so busy. Gotta keep making a living so I can marry Lucy Mathews (ya'll will be invited of course). I might even get married here on the porch. I'm glad to see that ya'll are well. Take care and have a great Mayberry Kinda Day!

Ed Sawyer


May 30, 2003 - Msg 13980: My wife and I just saw back to back episodes of The Waltons with guest appearances by Skippy and Miss Peggy. The only other time we saw either was when we saw Miss Peggy(playing a lady of leisure)in "Nevada Smith" with Steve McQueen. Woody and Diana from Ohio

May 30, 2003 - Msg 13981: Little boys, puppy dogs and dirty knees
Saying "Ma'am and Sir, Thank you and Please."

Little girls with bows in their hair
Sweet memories of childhood, fair!


May 30, 2003 - Msg 13982: By the way Ed - are you telling us that you are engaged? A wedding? Why Aunt Bee and Clara can take care of all the food. Wouldn't that be fun - a wedding on the porch!


May 30, 2003 - Msg 13983: See Charlotte, it can be fun (and funny too) making up poetry.

Hello to Sam Scott!

Good job, hm, you've got guts.

Hope ya'll have a great Mayberry evenin'...


May 31, 2003 - Msg 13984: Hello fellow porchsters! Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to my rocking chair, I have been pretty busy here with work, insurance companies & graduations. Lots of goings on here on my side of the porch. Glad to see everyone here. Tom I am so sorry for your loss, please know you are thought of & in our prayers daily. Salty did you make some brownies for the judge & they jury? Best get some work done here, sure wish I could just play all day, but....

May 31, 2003 - Msg 13985: Boo I was gonna tell everyone about your puter problems but like always I'm a day late & a dollar short!

May 31, 2003 - Msg 13986: Where is everybody? My last post was yesterday and Mavis has been the only one on the porch all day. Where are all my other porch buddies? (Sniff)

Hope ya'll come around soon.
Have a great evening...

May 31, 2003 - Msg 13987: Hello all!I'm sorry I'm just getting around to writting. I've spent all week entertaining a two year old and spending time with friends. Prayers all!

Briscoe Darling Jr.

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13988: Boy, I know how it is to entertain a 2 yr old all week! It's amazing that we have time to do ANYTHING else, isn't it?

Just finished getting both the kiddos to bed. My baby girl is so much fun. I have been letting her play in her wading pool this week and she is a daredevil (nothing girly about her). I'm about to start a new Math program with my boy--hope it works out because he hates anything remotely connected to school work.

Better go get ready for bed. TAGS wasn't on because of the Bewitched marathon (bummer). Just don't know if I can get to sleep without seeing Andy.

Ya'll have a great Sunday!.....Boo

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13989: Mornin' Y'all! Coffee's on,and I'll run out and get some Krispy Kremes for breakfast-enjoy!
I have today off of work-yippee!
Well,I hope everyone has a great Sunday.Love to all!
possum under a rock

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13990: Good Sabbath to you Porch!

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13991: I know, Boo, my little girl's the same way! The new thing she likes to do is play baseball with me, using one of her small beach balls and anything stick-like for a bat(e.g. toy horn, wooden train whistle, etc). She's pretty good at hitting the ball too! I'm amazed!
I don't think I would call her a tomboy yet, though, as she still can be a bit prissy about getting dirt(or anything for that matter) on her hands. But she's getting better about that! She's even started watching ants like I used to do for hours on end, and even wanting to play with them. It's hard to explain to her that you can't pet ants. :)
Hey to everyone, and have a good day!
-Sterling Holobyte

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13992: Happy Birthday Andy Griffith!
You will always be 35 and in black and white in my eyes.


June 01, 2003 - Msg 13993: I second that sentiment, Asa! Let's see --technically though, he's what...77 today? Wow!

Love and prayers to all! Bulbsnatcher

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13994: Wow, Andy is my Dad's age and even kinda looks like him (always did). Maybe that's why I am so fond of Andy; he reminds me of Dad.

Sterling, your little girl sounds so sweet! I can just picture her squatting near the ground looking at ants. This is such a wonderful time--we can still hold them close to us and always know where they are and what they are doing. My Mom has always said that when they grow up, you still care as much about their well-being but you have to let them go. Thank God for these sweet years when we can hold them close and watch them change everyday! Sterling, I pray today that our little girls will grow up safe and happy and that they will love God all their lives.

Ya'll have a great evening!
Love, Boo

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13995: Happy Birthday Ang! ~ Mrs. Wiley

and a bog 'ol HEY to the porch!

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13996: big. sorry, didn't mean to mire y'all down in no BOG!

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13997: Happy Birthday Andy Griffith and to my 11 yr. old granddaughter Kayleigh Gale I just told her yesterday she was born on Andy's birthday, they like TAGS also.
Sam Scott glad your back, Tom sorry about your dad, God be with you.
Love the poems keep em coming.

Ellen Brown

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13998: Good Night porch.

Ellen Brown

June 01, 2003 - Msg 13999: Better late than never, I guess. I'm probably the only one on the porch, but I'll leave this message for morning, when everyone comes by. I just wanted to let you know how God has answered a prayer. You all know the situation I have with my dad, that he has Alzheimer's. Well, lately taking him to church has been a real adventure, and my brother and I have finally realized it just wasn't working. One problem is, he has become incontinent, and there are other problems as well.) It fell to me to tell Daddy that we couldn't take him anymore, and I was really dreading it. His weekly trip to church is the high point of his week. He generally gets dressed on Saturday, so he won't be late. I knew it would just crush him, just break his heart if he couldn't go, so I've been asking God to help with the problem. Well, yesterday I told Daddy on the phone that I wasn't going to be able to go, and that my brother couldn't either. I thought I'd just break into it gently, a week at a time. However, when I told him that, he just said, "Oh, okay", like it was no big deal. At that reaction, I thought I'd push it a bit further, and asked him if he thought it was getting too difficult to try to go, reminded him of how hard it is to get in and out of the car, how hot it will be this summer, all the negatives I could think of. His response? "Yep, that's right. I don't have to go, unless God won't like it." I assured him that God would understand, and it would be fine. "Oh, then I'll just stay here, if that's okay." So, there you are. God prepared his little heart and mind, and the problem was solved. So hard for us, so easy for God. Will I ever learn that?

Had another problem this morning. The Plum nabbed a bowl of cherry seeds when I went outside to move a sprinkler, and ate them all. Cherry seeds contain a tiny "nib" that contains trace amounts of cyanide, and enough of them could kill a small furkid like her. Long story short, a trip to the animal emergency clinic fixed the problem. They gave her H2O2 and charcoal, and she's fine, but if I hadn't realized she had eaten the seeds, she could have been gone within an hour or two. If she had swallowed the seeds whole, there would have been no threat, but she had crunched almost all of them, so the inner structure was exposed and would have been absorbed into her bloodstream. The bad thing is, this is not the first time I've let this happen. I can't believe I did it again, and poor little Sugarplum is the one who had to endure the treatment. All I had to endure was a drain on my bank account, and I deserved that. Maybe I'll just stop buying cherries, since I don't seem to be responsible enough to avoid leaving the seeds in her reach.

Well, good night, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

Dirty me, dirty me! I'm disgusted with myself!

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14000: Oh, Romeena, I just sat here and cried when I read about your Dad. It hurts to think of him not going to church anymore. Sweet man. I pray that soon he will be worshipping God in God's very presence in heaven. God bless you for honoring your Father.

So sorry to hear about little Sugarplum! Hope she is feeling fine tomorrow. Don't be too hard on yourself .....


June 02, 2003 - Msg 14001: She IS sweet, Boo! And thank you for the prayer. I second it!

Don't beat yourself up, Romeena! It's hard for anyone to think that cherries would be a danger to anyone, let alone know that Sugarplum would even like to eat the seeds!
And just remember that do..., er, furkids, have a tremendous capacity for forgiveness! All she wants is for you to love her. And we all know how much you do! And I'm sure she does too!
-Sterling Holobyte

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14002:
I'm new to the porch, but I was wondering if I could have a set with ya'll?

Romeena, I read your message and it broke my heart. You know, once when I was at preachin', the man said, "God can turn a negative into a positive." I never knew anything about cherry seeds being dangerous. By sharing this unfortunate episode with us, you've helped out numerous people, today. I don't know if that helps. Romeena, I agree, don't beat yourself up over it, because you had no way of knowing. I wouldn't have thought cherry seeds could be dangerous, either. You hang in there. You're in my prayers.

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14003: Welcome to the porch, Message 14002! You are more than welcome any time.


June 02, 2003 - Msg 14004: Hi Boo,
I'm JimmytheGoat. It's nice to be here among ya'll. I've said it a million times and I'll say it a million more...TAGS fans are the absolute best! I'm so glad I found the front porch.
What does it mean at the bottom, where it says, "let me know if the porch needs a sweep?"

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14005: Good morning, folks! Welcome, Jimmy, and what a neat name you've chosen. Boo, Jimmy and Sterling, you're very kind, but you see, I DID know! I've let this happen before, and I did know about the seeds. Still, when the timer rang for me to go move a sprinkler, I jumped up to do it without a thought for the paper towel full of seeds I was leaving on the table beside my chair. Observant, agile little Plum was watching me, and I'm sure had dived into those seeds before the door closed behind me. So, as I said, it's my fault and my sweet little furkid paid the price.

About those seeds, there's a warning here. Cherries are in the same family as peaches, according to Sugarplum's doctor. If you crack open a peach seed, you'll find a little structure in there that closely resembles an almond. In fact, my cousins and I, as children, thought they were almonds, and would eat them. (How do kids manage to grow up alive?) Anyway, those little "nibs" contain trace amounts of cyanide. Since it would be unusual for a kid to eat very many peaches at a time, we didn't eat but one or two "almonds" in a day, and I guess that's what saved us. The amount of cyanide is very small, too. Still, parents need to watch their kids and don't let them do the stupid thing my cousins and I did. Wonder what would happen if a kid stockpiled the "almonds" and ate a bunch at one time? Anyway, there is the same "nib" in cherry seeds, and when a great many seeds are eaten by one small furkid, they could be lethal.

Many unexpected things can be dangerous to our pets, not just those seeds. Chocolate can be harmful, as can onions if eaten regularly, or in large amounts. Also, never give a pet Ibuprofen. I was tempted to give my arthritic old C0ckerpoo some Advil, but her doctor said absolutely not. He recommended an enteric-coated low-dose aspirin instead. I'm sure by now everyone knows that pets are attracted to anti-freeze, which apparently has a sweet taste animals like, and it's lethal. Destroys their kidneys.

Well, that's my warning for today. I'm sure you can tell by the fact that I'm even here, that the Plum is fine, she's her old sassy little self today. Thanks for caring, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14006: You know, i remember cracking open those peach pits as a kid, too. I didn't like the taste of the "almond" but there was a bit of sweet juice inside the pit. You are right, there are alot of dangers out there for kids and furkids. I had heard about the antifreeze. You know, it seems like plums have the same little almond thing in the middle of their pits. Wonder if they are dangerous, too.

It sure is hot today. The kids from the neighborhood are all out on my back patio sitting in front of a box fan and it's only 11am. My water bill will be sky high because they have to play in the water everyday, too. Can hardly blame though for wanting to cool off.

Better go finish the chores. Again, welcome Jimmy the goat! Hope you will stay with us here in Mayberry.


June 02, 2003 - Msg 14007: Hello all! Happy Birthday Andy Griffith!

Briscoe Darling Jr.
"Are you sure you don't want to tell me the thing that, made you so happy?" (Andy)

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14008: Welcome, Jimmy! I love the Loaded Goat ep. You asked about the "Let me know if the porch needs a sweep" at the bottom. That is our way of sending Alan (or Floyd) an e-mail. He is the wonderful guy who is in charge of the porch and keeps it running smooth. Everyonce in awhile we have an "interloper" come on here and say rude or obscene things. So we let Alan know when he needs to delete a message.
- Hazel

"We're just plain, simple men fighting organized crime with raw courage - strong, determined, rugged and fearless."

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14009: Thanks for the welcome! I know of Alan too. He maintains this whole website, and a fantastic job he does too. Ya'll excuse me, I need to speak with Romeena a second.

Romeena, ok so you did know. It was an accident. We all make mistakes. I know I'm knew here, but I'm not going to let you beat yourself up over it. Might I add, that had it not been for your quick thinking your dog is alive, and you've also helped the rest of us out with the information.So, chin up.

As far as interlopers go, it happens at another site I post at. After one episode, one of the other posters commented, "Isn't it amazing, how much courage people have when they know they can hide behind there pc." That is true. Thanks all, for the warm welcome. It's a pleasure to be here. I'm running down the corner for a pork chop sandwich, can I get anyone anything?

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14010: Thanks, Jimmy. You all make me feel better, and the Plum is just fine, stalking the mail slot at the moment. Just so you'll know, Jimmy - we don't use the d-- word, they're furkids. Very sensitive they are, too, that's why we avoid that word. The last time Sugarplum heard me say it, she thought I was getting her a puppy! (teehee)

Boo, just think. You're getting your lawn watered and the kids are having fun at the same time! Can't beat a deal like that. Around here, we are on outside watering restriction. Only a few times a week, after 6 pm. Since I leave for work at 6:30pm, that doesn't give me much time. I only get to water when I'm off work. I've been thinking of renting a couple of kids to play in the water in my yard! So far, they haven't restricted the recreational use of water.

Also, Boo, I think you're right about plum seeds. I think just about any of the single-seed fruits would have that little structure inside their seed. Peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines and cherries come to mind first. Anybody thinking of anything else?

Well, off I go. Lots of piddly little things to do today. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14011: Oh, Jimmy, would you bring me back a chocolate malt from the diner? I've found that the malts I get around here don't bother my blood sugar one bit! --Romeena

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14012: Did someone mention goats? You know how I LOVE to talk about goats! "Specially when they steal Asa's red polka dotted boxers!!


June 02, 2003 - Msg 14013: Afternoon Y'all! Just popping in to say "hi"-welcome to Jimmy the Goat! It's nice to have another" creachture" here on the porch with me.

Jimmy's right,Ro-we all make mistakes.As Andy would say,don't go making yourself sick over it.My daughter just told me that she had to perform dog CPR on one of her dogs today.(oops-I said the "D" word,didn't I? Cover the Plum's eyes quick!)She gave him mouth (hers) to nose (his)-talk about an animal lover! He is okay,by the way.
Well,I'm kinda wiped out from work,so I'm gonna skeedaddle back under my rock.Y'all take care-love to all!
possum under a rock

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14014: Evenin' porchsters! I've missed you all. We were in Chicago for the weekend trying to sell our outdoor furniture. Not an easy task when it's 45░ and you're wearing a winter coat! Welcome back, SAM SCOTT. Hope you are much better. Welcome to Jimmy the Goat. Nice name. Nice, real nice. Romeena, I am sorry about your dad but glad he is taking it well. Sorry about the Plum eating those cherry seeds. What an ordeal. We had a pup eat D-con once and had to get him the charcoal treatment. But I agree with everyone else, "don't go punishin' yerself on the inside or nuthin.'" Boo, it's funny that you think Andy reminds you of your dad. My dad isn't as old, he's only 66 but Andy has always reminded me of him! Especially when his pants are tucked in his boots! My dad always combed his hair up in that little wave in the front too. Happy belated birthday, Andy Griffith. I hope you have the slightest idea how much joy you've brought to many people's lives. .. and are still bringing.. my kids stayed with their grandparents this weekend and took our Andy tapes and watched them and laughed with their grandparents all weekend. Those eps are all just timeless treasures. Yup, timeless treasures.
Charlotte Tucker

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14015: Now Romeena, do you feel better now? I told you we've all had those things happen to us. Sorry about the "d-word." But whadda ya expect from me? I'm just a goat! Once I got so hungry I ate dynamite. I don't remember much after that. I remember Mr.Andy and Mr. Barney cramming hay down my throat...and I think the Mayor wanted to shoot me. Can you get over that??? Talk about a bad day! Then they marched me out of town. My hooves ached for a week...but Barney does play a nice French harp though. I get tired thinking about it. I'm just gonna curl up here on the porch and take a nap... Romeena, don't forget your chocolate malt. Good night all, from the Jimmythegoat.

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14016: Hello porch, Ro sorry about ur daddy and the plum, Mr Bojangles is trying to help me type, LOL. Just wanted to stop by and say hey and welcome to Jimmy the Goat. I know you'll like it here Good night all.

Ellen Brown

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14017: oops !!
Ellen Brown

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14018: Hi All Will thing are just as crazy as befor, the day befor your money go to the band and to the store for the weeks.
Will the family is not taking and is made too so dad pass away.
See me dad was not there win we was little kids and some of the family will not every forgit it too.
I know that me dad did love us now ever if he was not arounld win was kids.
( God is alive)
the wind is gently blowing past me;
silver raindrops have begun to fall.
sprin, in all her glorious splendor,
once again moves in to thrill us all.
the rdbird makes my heart to sing;
he touches both my heart and soul.
this great earth begins to come alive
as the master's miracle unfolds.
it takes away my breath to see
each newborn thing grow and survive;
and once again the earth does sing-
God is alive, God is alive, God is alive!

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14019: Evening Porch! My lots of talk today! Ro glad you noticed that Plum got those, we need that little girl around here as much as you do! possum I didn't want to say anything until you mentioned it, I have done 'critter' CPR more than once in my line of work. Most recently, on baby guinea pigs, we had to deliver them C-Section & as little as they are I had to put their whole little heads in my mouth! Guess it takes all kinds don't it! LOL Another thing to remember if any of you all had 'feather-kids' like I do, avocado is lethal to them, so avocado, chocolate & onions go for the feathered ones too. Best get off to bed, got a new book today & can't wait to get started, I just discovered a wonderful mystery writer, Nevada Barr & her park ranger character, Anna Pigeon! Wonderful reading! Welcome to Jimmy wish I had known you were going to town I woulda had you bring me a pop! Oh well, maybe next time. Night Porch!

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14020: Good night, Uncle Nat. Oh, you're not Uncle Nat... you're a goat!! Good night, Jimmy. Charlotte, I agree. Those tapes are timeless treasures. I would not part with mine. Speaking of poison, the skins of oranges and grapefruits contain a toxic substance that shouldn't be consumed in large amounts; also apple seeds contain small amounts of cyanide.
- Hazel

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14021: Evening Tom I didn't see you come in with all my jabbering I was doing! thanks for the poem.

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14022: You too Hazel

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14023: oops that was me too (14022)

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14024: Thanks Ellen. Nice to meet you, by the way. It's nice to have a place to post where you can kick back and just relax. No verbal sparring, like on the other sites I post at. Well, I'm going back to sleep. Can somoene cover my hooves? Jimmythegoat

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14025: You know, when I posted a second ago, I typed in a series of "Z's". You indicate I was sleeping, and I got a censor alert. What's offensive about the letter Z? The original message was the same as 14024, but after my name, I had the "Z's."

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14026: Ellen, Tom and Mavis all posted whilst I was typing. Tom, I'm sure glad you feel comfortable enough to tell us how you're feeling. I'm so sorry about your situation. It is the pits when families don't talk and get along. It is so wonderful of you to be able to forgive your father and love him. Take care, Tom. Mavis, you gave mouth to mouth to guinea pigs? I'm proud of you, girl!!
- Hazel

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14027: Say I just got this from a friend in my email thought I'ld shear it just a note on the lighter side, Sure Jimmy I'll throw a thrown on ya . LoL


While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside
restaurant for lunch. They left the restaurant, after finishing their meal. The elderly woman left her glasses on the table, but she didn't miss them, until they were back on the road. By then, they had to travel quite a distance, before they could find a place to turn around.

The elderly and grouchy old man fussed and complained all the way back to the restaurant. He just wouldn't let up one minute. When they finally arrived at the restaurant, as the woman got out of the car to retrieve her glasses, the geezer yelled to her,............."While you're in there, you might as well get my hat!"

Ellen Brown

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14028: Boy the porch is hopping good to see everyone posting Tom hang in there, your poems are great. Hello Hazel and Mavis.
Ellen Brown

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14029: Hello to you to Miss Ellen can you work me in to do my nails tomorrow? They need it bad, that is if you don't have to do Jimmy's hooves first. teehee You betcha Hazel I gave mouth to mouth to guinea pigs, had to or they would have died. I brushed my teeth right after tho.

June 02, 2003 - Msg 14030: Hey, look at all you fine folks on the porch tonight. I'm as happy as a bootlegger's chicken (remember that episode?)!

Beautiful poem, Tom. Thank you for sharing it.

Charlotte, I don't even want to hear about 45 degrees! It was hot and humid as a miner's armpit here today. South Texas stinks.

Gotta run...oh, Jimmy, any letter that is repeated seems to get kicked out by the sensor.


June 02, 2003 - Msg 14031: I mean "censor"--did I spell it right?

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14032: Good morning porch, Mavis your first in line, Jimmy will be last, for you know it takes awhile to even them hooves up. tehe, I gave mouth to mouth to a fish once..Hello Boo, where is Bulbsnatcher? Y'all have a great day .

Ellen Brown

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14033: Hot and humid as a miners armpit? Oh my Boo, you made me bust a gut on that one. I need to remember that saying.
Hope all is well for everyone. Busy as a bee here.


June 03, 2003 - Msg 14034: Whoops. Dirty dirty me. I am disgusted with myself. I neglected to welcome Jimmy to the porch. Welcome Jimmy the goat. We got all kinds of critters around here now. A possum, a salty dog and a chicken. Porch trivia. Who on the porch is named after a chicken?


June 03, 2003 - Msg 14035: I guess you are, Asa. You need to take some time to relax here on the porch. I'll say a special prayer for you today, Tom. I hope your family can work things out. Keep them poems comin'. Hey also to Ellen, Boo, Jimmy the Goat, Mavis, Possum, Homemaker, Hazel, Briscoe, Romeena, Mary Wiggins, Sterling Holobyte, Ed Sawyer, Salty Dog, Mrs. Wiley, SAM SCOTT, Frankie Flint, Clara, Bulbsnatcher, and Dež. Where is Dež anyhow?
Charlotte Tucker

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14036: Hazel

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14037: Hazel. Hazel is named after a chicken.

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14038: Oops, somebody beat me to it!

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14039: Good Morning. Actually its almost over now. I was up at 5:30 am and took a walk. Its supposed to rain so I wanted to get that in early. Thats why I'm arrivin' so late.

Thanks Asa for the welcome! Nice to meet you.

Now Ellen, I'm not sure I want my hooves done. I never saw Andy get his hooves done, so that might not be a good idea. Although I need a bit of a trim...I think I'll run down to Floyd's today.

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14040: Hey, Jimmy, great to see you here on the porch again! Hey to all the rest of my friends, too!

Just wanted to tell ya'll that we are getting our first Krispy Kreme here in Corpus Christi. Can you believe I have never had a Krispy Kreme doughnut? KK is big news here in South Texas.

Gotta go get ready. Hubby's dr's appointment is today he is supposed to get his CPAP (breathing machine for sleep apnea) today.

Wanted to tell ya'll that yesterday on Oprah, they had some home security experts on the show talking about how to make your home intruder-proof (especially for you single ladies). They had some very good tips and everything they used could be purchased at Home Depot. Look at Oprah's website and you can find all the info. Really, it is worth taking a look at. You know how sometimes you lay in bed at night and think a bout what you would do if someone broke into your home? Well, they tell you and they tell you the problem with home security systems. Look at it! (please).

Gotta baby girl is looking at me with her crystal blue eyes...


June 03, 2003 - Msg 14041: Hey Boo,
My first flight instructor was from Texas, and he did spent some time in Corpus. Now my instructor was originally from Hemphill...where in Texas is that? When I was a kid we used to go to San Antonio for vacation. Had a great time. Always do down there. I miss the enchiladas and the people.
By the way-have any of ya'll ever heard that comedy bit Andy did, called Silhouettes? It's hilarious...I think it is anyway. All his comedy stuff is funny. Ya know, all jokes aside, Andy is a very, very intelligent man. He did other comedy skits about Romeo and Juilett, the opera, you cant make those skits up, unless you sat through them and understood them.
Anyway, I'm sure you can find some of Andy's comedy stuff at Weavers, or Somewhere. Check it out. It's almost noon. I'm heading down to the Snappy. Anyone want to go with me?

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14042: Howdy to my porch sitting buddies! Just wanted to say hey and that my accupuncture is going great. You know that movie "Holes", well I ain't seen it, so I ain't for certain, but I am begining to think they made it about me. LOL Seriously, I have not been this pain free since the car accident.

Glad to know ya Jimmy the Goat. Hope you enjoy your stay here on the porch. By the way, did you pass that dynamite yet? Just wouldn't want you to get ta rockin too hard here on the porch if ya hadn't.

homemaker, I called the special services lady to let her know what my "requests" were for Kyle next year. She wasn't in, but I left a message. I didn't say, IF one time in the message. Basically I just said this is what we want and get to hoppin to get him back into the HI program.

Hey Briscoe, glad that you are feelin good enough to jug again. Did you catch your bronchitis by falling off the ....yes I'm gonna say it. ROBERT E LEE NATURAL BRIDGE? LOL How about you and the boys playin Cindy. That one DONT make me cry.

Hey to all. And prayers for TOM!
a holey fun girl

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14043: Hello all! Sorry I have been away so long. I have read some of the archives, I still have a little catching up to do, however.

Romeena, I was glad to hear how well your dad took the news about attending church. I was wondering if occasionally you could have a "visiting preacher" come and do church right there in his home. Might be kind of a treat once every month or two or something! I was also glad to hear Sugarplum made it through the "cherry-pit" episode. I guess she must have been thinking, "If life is just a bowl of cherries, why do I get the pits?!"

Welcome to Jimmy the Goat! I assume message 14041 was you! (Don't forget to sign your posts!)Sounds like the porch is even that much nicer now that we have you here!

I read where a few of you were having garage sales, I had one last weekend! Thursday and Friday were fine until about 3:30-4:00, then the rains came! Saturday was dreary all day! But all in all, I did manage to get rid of some gently used treasures! Now my hubby and I start the art-show circuit next weekend. We are looking at a very busy summer!

Charlotte, was it you who mentioned selling outdoor furniture? I would love to see what it looks like, who makes it? Any where us porchsters can see it? Maybe you could leave a few pieces on the porch so we can "try it out"!

Tom, I was sorry to hear about your father. May God be with you during your time of grieving. And then, you go and brighten up the porch with yet another one of your beautiful poems! Thanks, Tom!

God Bless every one here on the porch!

Mary Wiggins

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14044: Happy belated birthday to Andy Griffith.


June 03, 2003 - Msg 14045: Whoa! What happened to your message Sam Scott!? (By the way, welcome to the porch, we are glad you are recovering from your accident! What happened any way?)


June 03, 2003 - Msg 14046: Wow, Hazel! The skins of oranges contain toxic substances? I hope you mean the outside of the skin and not the inside, otherwise I shouldn't be here. I used to love to eat that fleshy white part on the inside of orange peels. That was my favorite part of the orange! Anyone else do that?
-Sterling Holobyte

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14047: Mary Wiggins, Thanks for asking about our outdoor furniture. My husband builds PVC furniture from a furniture grade PVC pipe that won't yellow. The furniture is attractive and lasts forever! But he builds it all himself and it is both screwed and glued together for extra sturdiness so shipping is a problem. We are trying to deliver but that gets timely and costly too. My husband is thinking of trying to get some local retailers to carry it for him. If anyone has marketing suggestions locally, I'm all ears. Yuk Sterling, I hate that white stuff on oranges. I pick it all off!
Charlotte Tucker

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14048: WOW! Porch, I think old man winter is back, I'm freezing. Hows the weather where your at? Hos is the Plum today? Hey to y'all, is anyone here, I cooked up some chilli come on over and get ya some it's nice and hot.

Ellen Brown

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14049: Sterling, I think that white part of the orange is called the "zest". Anyway, I never liked it. It tastes bitter to me. Hey, I'll bet you like raw oysters, too!

It's so hot here today and I heard that it's supposed to rain on Saturday so I don't know how the garage sale is going to go.

Just checkin' in...gotta go tend to the young ones.


June 03, 2003 - Msg 14050: Evening Porch, just stopping by to say hey to ever'body. My back is killing me, twisted wrong the other day while I was grooming & boy did it hurt, still feeling it. I don't hurt too bad when I get up but by days end I'm about to die! I'm heading back to my heating pad.

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14051: Hello Mavis last week I was on my heating pad a lot, my back just about did me in. pray you get to feeling better real soon. Hey Boo, good luck with your sale.

Ellen Brown

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14052: Okay - this is sad. . .it is June 3 and I have a fire in the wood stove because the house is so damp and cold from the rain. Yuk!

FG - glad you are making your requests known. I am finished with IEP for the year and now I am in the process of packing 14 years worth of materials. Do you remember last year I told you about the family that didn't want their child to have his hearing aid because it made him look deaf? Well - that same family convinced the doctors to put in a cochlear which they aren't working with by the way and they want to send him to a special school in Cincy and have RideShare pick him up and drop him off daily. Can you imagine putting an 8 year old, mentally handciapped deaf child in Rideshare without a supervising adult? He has bus problems now because he can't keep his hands to himself and he screams at the top of his lungs when he doesn't get his way. Oh and they expect the school corporation to pay for this out of state school. But remember - he doesn't have any problems now that he has a cochlear. They make me crazy and I will not miss that family!

Jimmy - good to see you. Great name, great animal! Ask anyone - I am goat crazy!

I'll try to get on here more once I am off for the summer. Maybe I'll breakfast for all you early birds one morning.

If the weather warms up we need a picnic with badminton and croquet.
Any takers? I'll make baked beans and BANANA pudding!


June 03, 2003 - Msg 14053: All right, Ellen Brown! I think we'veheardjust aboutenoughaboutyourcoolweather! The rest of us are melting, you know. We've already hit 101 here in the Dallas area, at least twice so far. My flowers fall over and faint if I don't water them every single day, and that gets old real fast. So, what is my next project? Why, to put in another great big flowerbed, of course, so I'll have more to water. Now that makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?

fungirl, I'm so glad to hear that your back pain has improved with your acupuncture treatments. That sounds so strange to us Westerners, but the orientals have been practicing it for centuries, so there has to be something to it. Nobody is going to lie around and let somebody stick pins in them if there isn't some benefit to it, for goodness' sake!

Mavis, you sure do give your all for those little critters in your care. Bless you for saving those little guinea pigs. I'd like to think I'd have done the same. Some sad news today - my grandson, the one who was in the Army, had a beautiful little Shiba Inu dog, and it was run over and killed a few days ago. Poor Toby, he was very shy, had likely been abused by a previous owner, but my grandson was getting him to come around and be much more friendly, and now this. We're all very sad. Such a lovely little dog. If you don't know what a Shiba Inu is, run an internet search and you'll find them. They look like they should be wearing a bow tie, very neat and prim-looking.

Mary Wiggins, thanks for the suggestion about the visiting preacher. Fortunately, the residence where my dad lives provides an informal worship service on Sunday afternoons for those who are able and wish to attend. The staff is good about helping anyone who wants to go, so he'll probably be doing that. Although, when I saw him today, he was pretty much out of it, took him a minute to recognize me, telling me some basically unintelligible story, just really not doing well. If his prayers are answered, he'll be with the Lord and my mother before too much longer.

Well, this grows too long. See you good folks in the morning. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14054: OK, homemaker, my comment to fun girl goes for you, too. Not only is it hot here, but we need rain! --Romeena

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14055: Ooops! Sorry. I meant my comment to Ellen Brown, not fun girl. Mercy, a person would think I'm getting old, with all these mistakes! (teehee) --Romeena

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14056: Ellen, I hear ya! You HOT people send some of that heat our way please! It is colder than blue blazes here and I must say I am sick of it. I can barely scrape through the winters with my senses, let alone put up with summer being dreary and gray like this! Sorry. Forgive my complainin'! Too bad about your grandson's dog, Romeena. Fun girl, glad that acky-puncher is a helpin' yer back! Better hit the hay!
Charlotte Tucker

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14057: Boo, I guess I'm looking in the wrong place, but I can't find the home security info you were talking about. I tried going to and, and all I've found there is big advertiser's directories. Do you happen to have the correct address for the website you mentioned? Thanks!

Charlotte, I've been standing out in the front yard, flapping a bedsheet to try to blow some of this heat your way. Let me know if it works. I don't want to be wearing my arms out and looking like an idiot for nothing. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14058: Ooops! Drat!
There, that should do it. --Romeena

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14059: Well, one more time!

June 03, 2003 - Msg 14060: I guess some of us are just destined to appear idiotic, no matter what they do. --Romeena

June 04, 2003 - Msg 14061: Sterling, yes I did mean the outside peel when I said that the skins of oranges contain a toxic substance. But that white part you are talking about, that is the best part! The white pithy part of the peel, just under the skin, has most of the nutrients. Mainly, bioflavonoids and vitamin C. So you should be nice and healthy if you ate a lot as a kid.
- Hazel, the chicken

June 04, 2003 - Msg 14062: Oh, forgot to say, Romeena, you're not idiotic! You're good, you're good!
- Hazel

June 04, 2003 - Msg 14063: Love this site!!!

June 04, 2003 - Msg 14064: Good morning porch...Hey to all!
--Jimmy the Goat

June 04, 2003 - Msg 14065: Hey to Jimmy! Mornin' friends...Ro, try I think that should do it or you might try (the web site of the security expert who was on the show). Good luck. It's worth finding.

Funny how the grass is always greener on the other side: I want cold weather and the cold folks want hot weather. Maybe we should all move out to California or something.

Sorry about your nephew's pup, Ro. I have a very soft heart for animals who have been mistreated in their lifetime. I inherited that from my mom "the animal rescue woman". Seems we were always picking up strays. I actually remember "stealing" an abused puppy from a neighbor and finding it a loving home. Mom can't bear to see anything suffer, bless her heart. We took in a big basset hound once that was found on the highway with a stab wound in his back. Can you imagine?! Found him a great home after he recovered. Problem was, while we had him he tried to fight with our Wire-haired Terrier and then our cat would jump into the middle of it to help the Terrier (what a mess).

Better go start the morning chores......I have enjoyed conversin' with all you fine folks on the porch today. Talk to you later...

ps--I kind of felt low because I didn't have a TAGS name like everybody else and then I remembered that I was in an episode of TAGS. Remember the one where the big, bad crook gets put in the Mayberry jail and Gomer is standing close to the bars staring at the crook, when the crook looks at Gomer and says, "BOO". Remember that one?? Gotta go...

June 04, 2003 - Msg 14066: Romeena - I put enough wood in the stove this morning to hopefully keep the house warm while we are gone. Highs only in the 60's today. May hit a record 74 tomorrow but I am not holding my breath!
I have a mental picture of you flapping a bedsheet Ro - I like the flowers on it. I can see Plumster just looking up at you wondering if you can really fly!

Have a good day!


June 04, 2003 - Msg 14067: Mornin' Y'all! Just wanted to say hi and to leave some Krispy Kremes for Boo to tide her over until she gets that KK store in Corpus Christi. You just wait Boo- you will LOVE 'em! Be sure to go when the sign out front is lighted up-that means they have fresh hot KK's just out of the oven-yum!
Lots of folks rockin on the porch lately.Good to see everyone.Think I'll run over to the BBQ place (I'm off today-hooray!) and get some BBQ sandwiches for everyone for later.Yesterday a man came in from New York who didn't have a clue about BBQ. When I told him the sandwich basket came with fries,slaw and hush puppies,he replied "What the HECK is a hush puppy?" Only he didn't say HECK,if y'all know what I mean! We gave him one to sample.It kinda reminded me of Asa,what with him never having had a Moon Pie.Only I know our Asa would never have said "HECK" in public like that!
Gotta go-y'all have a great day! Love to all!
possum under a rock