March 20, 2005 - Msg 27702: Y'all are making so much sense on both sides of this Schiavo thing I don't know what to think anymore. I guess if the husband is being sincere in what he is claiming, that she told him she did not want to live like this, then good on him for being so strong in his convictions. If on the other hand there are other reasons for his stance, as is being suggested by members of her family, then shame on him and he will have some answering to do to the Lord. I guess one thing we learn from this, you better make your wishes be known, in writing before hand.
Prayers for the poor Lunsford family in Florida. Tragic sad ending.
I think we need a little porch pick me up. I know if we can find a way to help out Tom, that will lift us all up. But in the mean time, seeings how it is the first of spring, allow me to sing
(hum...hum...hum... clearing my throat)


March 20, 2005 - Msg 27703: Wow, I even cleaned the place up. Does it get any better?


March 20, 2005 - Msg 27704: Sterling, there is much in what you said. I confess I didn't follow the Terri thing too closely until recently, so didn't see those videos. I do think that if she was obviously rehab-able, that her doctors would have been much more vocal about the matter. Again, there's just so much we don't know. We only know what we're fed by the press, and that can be very slanted.
One thing this issue does, though. It makes it clear to all of us that we'd better put our wishes in writing and give them to a responsible, trusted person.

Asa, you are a treashuh! Thank you for that lovely song. Sweet Springtime is just popping all over my back yard. It's so pretty from this window, that I'm really going to have to just force myself to leave it and get to church. I love going to church, but this window is something!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27705: Here's my Sunday morning thought of the day. This "Chasing Farah" program that TV Land keeps advertising looks pretty stupid to me. I said it and I aint takin' it back!
- Hazel

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27706: Good morning porch ,hope everyone has a great day getting ready to watch the cup race here
ASA .. you sounded a lttle flat

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27707: You know MAYBERRY DEPUTY, I thought I was a little flat my own self. Hmmm, anyone got any bug spray I can use? Maybe I have a virus cold coming on. I need to spray my larnyx! Maybe it was the porch sweeping I did whilest I sang. That dust is hard on a trained voice.
Hazel, I agree. That Chasing Farrah thing looks to be like the rest of all the other junk out there. What is going on at TV land?
Romeena, you expressed exactly what I am going through. Thank you so much for just being you.
Hope you are all having a blessed Sabbath.


March 20, 2005 - Msg 27708: Hello everyone. I don't know too much about message boards and the etiquette surrounding them, so I'm not sure if this is legal or not. I do know that I have a book coming out that I am excited about and I think other TAGS fans will be too. So, here I am, promoting it. Legal or not, here's my shameless plug. Check out: - Scott Dickson

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27709: Hey, Scott. We don't know anything about other message boards, but the rules here are simple. Be sweet, be kind, and try to remember that a TAGS reference is enjoyed by all. Judging from your web address, it sounds like something we'd enjoy. Thanks for the information, and come and join us anytime. Just pull up a rocker and sit a while.

Asa, love, hang in there. It does ease up a bit. Time is a wonderful healer, maybe that's why God gave us so much of it.
I agree with you and Hazel. That Farrah thing looks really, really lame. I never cared much for her in the first place, and now they want me to "worship" Farrah, or "wear" her, or "groom" her? Quite honestly, I wouldn't know her if I met her at the grocery story, wouldn't walk across the street to see her, and certainly have no intention of "chasing" her. Get a clue, TVLand!

Last night I made a batch of Scottish shortbread from a new recipe, and folks, let me tell you! It is so good it makes you want to just walk up and slap somebody! Woohooo! Is it ever good. I dropped one little crumb on my shirt and it left a little buttery footprint, so what does that tell you? No joke, it's the best I ever ate. I think I'll make myself a big glass of tea, take some insulin, and go eat about three pieces of it. It's so good I may not even share it with the Plum. (Ha! Do you believe that?)
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27710: Well, I see that i stirred up quite a moulage, but sometimes a moulage and listening to different views is the way to go. After all, this really IS a life and death situatuin.
Some boards would not even allow such a discussion.
Here's one for all to think about, (especially after hearing of the videos etc that are out there), my mom's nursing home, there is a lady that can only sip thru a straw. Everything has to be super puree, yet it is still food. All she does is sit in her chair and stare the rest of the time. Do we get to play God as they ARE doing in Europe, and say, OK, withhold any more puree
because this is no way for a person to live?
It seems to me that ther is a BIG difference between unplugging a totally artificial breathing machine (which Terri is NOT on) and removing a feeding tube to her stomach and just watch her starve to death for the next ten days to two weeks.
There is also life insurance money involved.
If he divorces her, he wont get any payout!
Thanks for all the comments.
I did hear that congress is meeting in an emergency session today.
Good to see ro, asa, DES!, pipesterr,hazel, sterling and others.
Have a good Sabbath day! You are good folk, whether you sing on key or not!
MDC (Mr Darlin's Cuz)

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27711: Just a thought. I wonder who's been paying for the nursing care all these years. I would imagine anyone who gets the life insurance would have to use it towards those bills. (That was just a thought; not taking a stance either way).
- Hazel

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27712: All I Ihave to say right now is "WOW WHAT A RACE"..great for the young men to shine!..back at work now , let me get things started and I will be back.....SPOT

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27713: MDC, your point is very well taken. Thank you. --Romeena

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27714: hi everyone,hope this finds you all doing great.Romeena,that shortbread sounds delicious(hope I spelled that right!)I will try to send you an email again,I got a message that said there had been a delay in sending your email,but,not to try again it was just a problem with my server and it would get delivered.haven't heard anything since.I would like the ssnail mail address for Tom,as yesterday I found out my next door neighbor is from the area tom lives in,and,if I find out his name she may know him .Even if she doesn't,she has a sister that still lives there,and she may be able to help find out something.The drive from my house to nutter fort is about 3 hours,I misjudged the driving time because I was figuring how long it took me to drive it before,and,I didn't take into consideration that I made a stop at a medical center with supplies bsfore i got into that general area,so,without that stop it is only 3 hours.If you will email me the name and address I'll see what I can find out,email me at,I'll let you know if i receive it.Any other porch friends are welcome to email me,just be patient if i don't write back right away I may have server trouble again.I have a tags trivia question I hope someone can answer ,the lady who played charlene Darlin,was she a proffessional singer?Well,i have to run a few errands,I'll stop by later,God bless you girl

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27715: KY GIRL.. Maggie Peterson was a singer in a Dixieland band when she was discovered by Bob Sweeney and Aaron Ruben,and brought on the show to play Charlene Darling in 5 episodes and she was in the episode A Girl For Goober as Sams girlfriend Doris,after TAGS she continued acting

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27716: Hey yall, quite here at the old power company, gona get off ant 6 am in the morning and sleep till about 12 then some yard work, actually gona mow grass! to get my old john deer serviced..well lets have a slice of pound cake and milk.....SPOT

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27717: Hey Spot, mowing, huh? Well, I can't say I've anything to mow yet, but I did get out and run the tiller and plant radishes and peas today. Hope it wasn't too soon. Also cleaned some of the stems and branches off my flower gardens. Hope we don't get a BIG FREEZE. I don't know enough about the Florida case to take a stand but am interested in all you have to contribute on both sides. Sad. Ro, email me your short bread recipe--it sounds heavenly. (although I am trying to diet). Pssst...hey, everybody....the choir's practicin' over a Thelma Lou's...don't tell Asa)!
Charlotte Tucker

March 20, 2005 - Msg 27718: Recipe is on the way, Charlotte. --Romeena

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27719: Hope its not to early CT, now where are you located? in Ga. im gona wait about 2 weeks then plant my in ground stuff and then a little longet on my tomatoes and hot peppers...and as far as mowing i just have those strange purple flowers all in my sod, got to get it sprayed this year,...gona be fried eggs and country ham and toast in the morning,got to be quick,got to go home and get some sleep at 6 this morning,then off work till 2 pm thursday..signed:SPOT the"got to get a load of gravel on my driveway" dog of your porch!

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27720: I'm in Illinois, spot. I'm not concerned about planting the radishes and peas. I think they'll be ok. But I found a whole bunch of bachelor's buttons coming up on their own and cut last yearös dead brush off the top of them andif we get a real cold snap, that might be bad. I'm just not sure how hardy those bachelor's buttons are. But...they are already up quite a ways and mother nature did that, so maybe they'll be ok. As you can tell, I have spring fever.
Charlotte Tucker

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27721: Here in Texas, we go by the Mesquite trees. If they begin to leaf out, then you can rest assured there won't be any more freezes. There might be a cold snap, but it won't freeze. My frandfather taught me that, and I've never seen it fail. The mesquites haven't leafed out here yet, but I still don't think we're going to get a freeze. It's 60 right now, supposed to hit upper 70's. My yard is a veritable garden. Still, I'm not going to plant my cladium bulbs until April.

My landscaper friend is coming today to install another sprinkler head in an area that's not getting enough water, so guess I'd better go. Have a great day, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27722: good morning mayberry!!! asa- were you trying to take my song from my daughters who sing it so don't cry girls asa wants you to sing with barney. ha- ha- just pickling on you. on the terri issue i only know snippets of it and only the lord will know what the motives were and there hearts. wasn't the finish of the race as good as it gets? charlotte tucker- you and i both have spring fever and we're justa hop skip and jump from each other. that was one of those sayings that left you wondering how to measure them? i've got that cold today pretty bad so i'll close by placing everyone on my prayer list for the joys and heart aches and illness anyone is experiencing. mayor pipeman

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27723: PIPEMAN ,SPOT.. the race Sunday was great,it was nice to see a new face in victory lane ,Jimmy Johnson showed class in his praise of Edwards where some drivers would have cried the blues over the little bumping that took place coming to the checkered flag
Everyone have a great day

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27724: hello to everyone on the porch,hope you are all still getting nice weather.CT,spot,I have spring fever too,I'm not planting any vegetables yet,but,I want to start planting flowers.I'm thinking ofplanting lavender in the front of my house.Has anyone ever grown it,and is it hard to grow?Thank you mayberry deputy for the answer to my question.She didn't do a bad job singing i just wondered about her.Romeena I'd like to have the shortbread recipe if you wouldn't mind sending it.Well,better close for now,I have some errands to run.You all take care,I'll try to stop by the porch girl

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27725: Recipe on the way, ky girl.

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27726: MD, yes i have also heard that nothing was ever dubbed in on the singers on Tags, always their own voices! Including Barney! haha
Charlotte, be careful cuz you could get one of those late storms, and pfffff, there go the peas!
Spot, thanks again for the vittles, good to see you on the rifleman site.
pipeman, hope all is well in lincoln and that the baseball kangaroo court in DC is over soon.
ky gil- God bless you for going that extra mile for Tom. Sure hope you can find out something.
Hey to ro, boo, des, hazel and all you good people of this cheer porch.

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27727: Beautiful weather here in Dawson Springs Kentucky on the second day of springs. Saw the Clarance Eyrp episode of TAGS last night. "THE MAN THAT CAN FIGHT IS THE MAN THAT IS RIGHT?"

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27728: Hi friends,
I went on a bike ride today and I passed one of those church message boards and I thought I would share what it said. I thought it was kind of cute, it said: "If God is your co-pilot, swap seats!"
Good message too.
-Sterling Holobyte

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27729: Well I am a bird in this world... If I hung around more I would know that MDC and Mr. Darlin's Cuz are the same person and I would not have addressed "them" as two people. Dirty me, dirty me, I'm disgusted with myself.

I'm so torn about the Terry Schiavo situation I don't know what to think. She's not on life support but they want to stop feeding her. Mercy. May none of us ever have to face such a situation.

Romeena, I had no idea about the mesquite tree thing. If I had, I'd have anticipated our little dip to freezing last week and wouldn't have gotten frostbitten leaves on a few plants. Oh well, better late than never. I'm glad you posted that, though -- from now on I'll be more observant!

Hope everyone had a fine weekend! We did. We had a family get-together yesterday with lots of dogs and kids and food and guitars and banjos. It was POWERFUL fun!


March 21, 2005 - Msg 27730: Oh, I forgot to mention, "Dooley" and a number of Dillards (Darlings) tunes were played last night, as well as "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" and the theme song from "The Beverly Hillbillies.


March 21, 2005 - Msg 27731: Such a heartwrenching situation with Terri - I just read an article in My Yahoo news that makes a good point. There was a quote in there from NJ Congressman Chris Smith..."I believe this is a disabled rights case. She is not dying, except by court order," - This really is how I feel about it. I just pray that God will bring good out of this whole situation. I think someone (Hazel?) asked above about cost of her care - I read somewhere (can't find the article now : ( ) that she doesn't pay for her care. I'll keep looking for that article.

Hey Dež - Nice to see you!

We're getting a few little blossoms on our Bradford Pear trees, and have daffodils blooming, too.

Thanks for that church message, Sterling. We all need to hear that now and again, don't we?

Mmmm - that shortbread sounds yummy, Ro. I made some at Christmas and it was all I could do to not eat the whole batch! ; )

From the chilly wet porch in the Missouri Ozarks...

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27732: Des,How bout "OLe Dan Tucker" or "It's time to tear the shirts into rags" or something like that?
That IS a good saying Sterling! Thanks for sharing.
I saw a short article in the paper yesterday that said 80% of Brits polled, said that the seven deadly sins are obsolete, except for greed. I guess they still have a small inkly of conscious left! We're talking lust, sloth, gluttony, pride, anger,and envy! No wonder things are so messed up!
Good races Sat and Sunday! Good for Carl Edwards.
Have a good evening all.
MDC (des...haha)Mr darlin's Cuz

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27733: Pardon me, MDC - didn't mean to crowd ya!


March 21, 2005 - Msg 27734: Hi, AFD, you sneaked in there before me.

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27735: No problem!

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27736: sterling= liked the sign. gld to see you and ky girl along with dess,ky girl and the rest.god knows the hearts if terri, her husband, law makers, her family. i'm sure he is the best judge on it now. i always enjoy the uplifting thinks on the porch. here is one to ponder;;; the gift of years--- the gift of years i an invisible package that must be opened and experienced one moment at a time. each moment is all we have- so be thankful for that moment fades away and is no longer the present nor the past just a memory. the gift of years contain- joy - pain- laughter- tears- success- defeat- triumph and disasters but through it all the lord will hold our hand and walk us through each moment- if only we take his hand. the gift of the years may hold bodily weakness and limitations but also it can contain increased spiritual strength - remember this free gift cannot be earned nor taken for granted for years are not presented to all equally. the gift of the moment must simply be recieved with thanksgiving, for it is the gift of life itself. we only have this moment use it wisely. what's for supper? pipeman

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27737: Afternoon Porch!

Recipe please, Romeena?! Sounds delish!

Asa, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep a good thought!

Here's my two cents on the Terri Schiavo crisis. I really, really wish the press could only tell the truth! We hear two completely conflicting stories on the topic, and I don't know who to believe. It leaves me to think, as was mentioned before, why not take a little extra time, since this poor woman has been in this state for sooo long, and with the opinion of medical experts, determine what exactly is the truth about her condition. Then, maybe every one could rest a little easier with whatever they determine. But, then again, I am humbled into remembering that I have no right to ask for this, because the only reason I even know about Ms. Schiavo, is because I read about her in the press, and that certainly does not give me the right to interfere. I did hear a disturbing story about the day Ms. Schiavo's feeding tube was removed. (This story was told on the Rush Limbaugh show today.) According to the story, a reporter was in the room with Ms. Schiavo, before they removed the feeding tube. The reporter told Ms. Schiavo that she wished Ms. Schiavo could verbally say, "I don't want the tube removed." The reporter said that Ms. Schiavo made a vocal sound, "Aaahhh", followed by, "dduhhh", and then she had a tear running down her cheek, and could attempt to say no more. This is what frustrates me so, if this is true, this woman needs an advocate! If it is wishful thinking on the reporter's behalf, or an outright lie, it is truly despicable to string along that family's hope.

Heaven forbid that I should plant anything yet around here! It was snowing this morning, and it is still so cold! Someone forgot to tell mother nature that spring came over the weekend!

Best wishes for a wonderful Mayberry-type evening!

Mary Wiggins

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27738: I just checked for the story I described above and I found it on the internet, here it is: Unfortunately I can't do links, so you will have to copy and paste it into your browser.

Romeena, because you are a nurse, I wondered what you think of this story.

Mary Wiggins

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27739: Romeena,

I read my posts above, and I don't want to make it seem like I am challenging what you wrote earlier. I am wondering, from a medical standpoint what you think of this. I think almost everyone has had the experience of a newborn "smiling" at them, and then were told that it is probably "just gas". I just wondered if some of the things they talk about in that story are common occurrences with people in a "vegetative state".

I hope I don't sound argumentative or anything, I am really just curious and concerned.

Once again,
Mary Wiggins

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27740: Mary Wiggins, you don't sound argumentative at all. You are simply voicing what most of us feel, which is confusion and doubt. I, too, re-read my own post, and it sounds like I'm on the side of removing the tube. That's not true. I just truly don't know. I have witnessed cases where I would have said, "Enough is enough, let natural forces prevail." When the tube feeding just runs through a body that's unwilling or unable to assimilate it, and does nothing but cause massive diarrhea and skin breakdown, then one has to consider whether it's appropriate or not. However, we haven't been told whether such is true in Terri's case. I think probably it's not, otherwise surely it would have been mentioned. More and more, as I read what few facts are available, I'm leaning to the side that the tube should not be removed. However, again I feel compelled to say - we don't have all the facts, we have not been at that bedside, and we cannot judge. This much I do know - the physicians with whom I've worked over the years would not be permitting this without a real stand-off, unless they felt it was in the patient's best interests. I just don't know. With our limited facts, I don't know.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27741: The question is, would you stop feeding a newborn just because they can't move around alot or communicate the way we want them to? Of course you wouldn't! Nobody in their right mind would.
I do see what you are saying, Mary. And if that story is indeed true, then everything must be done to help this girl. If it isn't true, then I agree it is despicable the lengths some people will go to in winning a case. The thing that gives more credence to this story is that the writer is one of the attorneys. I don't know if she still is or was an attorney for this particular case, but I noticed it said that she is an attorney in the story.
One other thing I don't get is how some people are saying that "Congress shouldn't be involved!" I don't get that. Isn't Government supposed to serve us and protect us as citizens? Who could deserve more protection from harm than a person like Terri Shiavo who can't exactly speak for herself very well right now?
Sorry about the rant once again. Questions remain, and I think it at least deserves a look-see from an objective investigator.

-Sterling Holobyte

Glad you liked the sign, guys. I'm sure I'll come upon more in the coming months on my bike rides. I'll be sure to try to remember the good ones.

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27742: Hey Ro! Didn't see you sitting there. Say hey to the Plum for me! :)
-Sterling Holobyte

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27743: Hey, Sterling. I agree, there should be some investigation by unbiased, objective investigators. I hear what you're saying regarding feeding a newborn, but I would submit that there is one variable there that must be considered. A newborn has potential, the support required is temporary, and there is every reason to believe that it will grow, develop and become a functioning person. In Terri's case, we are led to believe there is no potential, no future, and no hope of any sort of life, just more of the same. My position remains, we don't have enough facts. That's where your objective investigator would come in. I just pray that God will take hold of this situation and manage it, since people seem to be making a mess of it. --Romeena

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27744: Wow, such thought provoking conversation!
Thanks for all the input, and the fact that we have done it CIVILY says a lot about this forum.
TAGS porchsters are the best!
Please pray that the right thing will be done!
Some day in Heaven, Terri herself may tell us
the true story!

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27745: Hey Y'all! Sterling,I saw a church sign about a week ago that said " God is my pilot,NOT my co-pilot." Funny that we both saw signs with the same sort of theme!
Not to start a moulage or anything,but I've just got to mention Michael Jackson- is that guy going downhill fast or what? I wonder if it's all an act or if he is actually in pain? I'm sure he is,at least mentally. Enough said.
Prayers for Terri Shiavo,her family,and the Lunsford folks in Florida.

Have a good evening y'all!
possum under a rock

March 21, 2005 - Msg 27746: Hey possum! I was watching some footage of MJ coming to the courthouse this morning and he was moving awfully slow until he could hear people yelling and then he turns his neck around pretty quick.

Fox News has been having some interesting conversations concerning Terri's case. Her sister made the comment that early on (the first couple of years), Terri's husband did try some experimental procedures and rehab, and that it she was responding, but as soon as the money came back from a malpractice lawsuit, Michael stopped the rehab. Anyway, lots of things to ponder on this whole situation, and I totally agree with you MDC when you said, "Please pray that the right thing will be done!"


March 22, 2005 - Msg 27747: Good morning porch,I agree MDC tags porchsters are the best.There certainly is alot of thought provoking conversation going on,and everyone makes a good point.Romeena,I got the recipe,thank you.I can't wait to make it.Possum,I watch some of the footage daily of Michael Jackson,I agree with you,I think mentally this is taking it's toll.But,I think it needs to,because i really get the impression he doesn't deal with reality well.If at,did you get the gravel put in your driveway?Des,it sounds like you had a wonderful get together and some great music.MDc I read that article in the paper too,and I thought the same thing,no wonder everything is so messed up.It reminds me of the old saying"when anything goes,everythings gone".Pipeman,loved that little message,so true and so fitting.I was just wondering,I read that the man who kidnapped Jessica Lunsford was staying at his relatives house just a few yards away from her house,and he told them he had committed a crime and they didn't report it.I sure hope they aren't still living there,not exactly the type of neighbors you want.I have to close for now,I sure love stopping by this porch and talking with you all,it's a highlight of my day.Take Care.KY Girl

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27748: HEY! Why did we move choir practice to Thelma lous house? You all forgot to tell me. Who's on the phone committee anyway?
So what are we singing? Oh, good old 14-A, my favorite.
ok, I'm warmed up.


March 22, 2005 - Msg 27749: Are you sure you aint coming down with a virus bug, Asa? Your throat looks all swollen and red. Romeena, could you send me that receipe too? I believe you have my e-mail. I wonder where Alice has been lately. Her rocking chair has been empty for some time now.
Over and out - Hazel

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27750: Hey, Ky Girl, we enjoy you stopping by as much as you enjoy stopping. : ) Asa, maybe you best be quiet for a spell-- I think it might be your uvula. A little chilly here today but not enough so to harm my shivering pea seeds I don't think. Revival at our church this week. Very good so far. It's nice that it fell on Easter week this year.
Charlotte Tucker

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27751: Recipe is on the way, Hazel. Don't you just love email? I'm so grateful that the good Lord let me live in this era. I do enjoy computers and all the things one can do with them. I'm in touch with old friends now, from nearly forty years ago, and I found them on the internet! For all its ills and aggravations, the net is great.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27752: Gosh the porch is so to go read the posts..mess sherry says hey....SPOT

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27753: thats "miss"...sorry hun....

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27754: CT, I could use a good revivial! All these things happening lately,Terri, MJ, Etc, now in MN, it really takes down one's spirit!
All I want to do anymore is PRAY!
Hope you are all well.
Wish we would hear from BOO and MRS WILEY and others!
God bless!

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27755: computer provider is updating services this week - so i'm on a hit and miss right now. i to applaud the porch for being able to discuss different points of views, respect and love each other.this is a are bird in todays world. good to see you possum and afd been a long time, we missed you.sterling, dess, and everyone a big hug and hello.afd- i love the ozarks pretty country. ky girl= i think you said something about growing lavendar? go search growing lavendar zone (yours) and they should be able to tell you everything, or the farm buearu, or a master gardner club in your area all excellant resourses. charlotte tucker= grandma always said if it snows on them you'd get big peas. can you imagine 85# pea's? ha. pipeman

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27756: Prayers for you MDC and all.....storming here in ga,..bad...SPOT

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27757: i hope this doesn't open a can of worms but like many have stated we're in a fix in this world. (not taking party sides)saw on the news that white house news releases are suppose to state so according to fda rules- they don't. we are at the end of last year 666 billion dollars owed other countries. we're training 66% of foriegn workers so they can improve on our products and sell them backn to us. we are fast becoming a one party country.i'd say that if it was democrat or independant. we're losing the seperation of power between the different branches of govrnment. congressional, executive and judicial crosses over into each other against our constetution.god is being pushed underground and that's bad. what are your thoughts? i'm blowing up my soap box.pipeman

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27758: i want to end on a positive note. did you know that howard morris had a hit single record out in the sixities? can you name it? pipeman

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27759: Well Pipeman, I think that if we are becoming a one-party country it is the Democrats own fault for getting behind and fighting for such immoral, ungodly causes. And I think alot of people are fed up with that. That's why more people seem to be siding with the Republican point of view, since they're the only ones who seem to recognize the dangers of an immoral society. That's just my view on it though. I don't even know if I understood your post completely and if that's what you were saying. If I'm wrong, tell me ok? I may have misunderstood your post.

So old Ernest T had a record? Did it feature him beating on a bucket with lyrics like, "...canoe too shallow, jump in the tallow...." ? ;)
-Sterling Holobyte

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27760: sterling= can you erase my post #27757? my point was we are in a downward spiral and the ww2 generation would have stood up for social security reform- first simple step is pass a law where they couldn't dip into the payroll taxes. since johnson we have borrowed but never replaced one cent. howard morris song was department store santa clause in the 60's. it was released as a single from the movie of the same name. to my knowledge that was his only song. hang in there neighbor.i have t9old our state representatives because illinois is in the hole and needs revenue that doubling the fines for driving no licence, dui, no insurance, expired plates etc things people have a choice of obeying or taking the consequences. say fine is $500- raise it to $1000 and state gets $500. common sense and moral leadership. pipeman

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27761: Why would I erase it, even if I could, which I can't? You're enti-|-led to your opinions as much as the next guy. :) I agree with you we are in a downward spiral.

I forgot to say in my last post, that on another bike ride today I saw... no, not another church bulletin sign... but I saw a sure sign of the coming summer; red-wing blackbirds! Many a time I have been riding on my bike and been dive-bombed by them as they try to keep me away from their nests(at least I think that is why they divebomb me, maybe they just don't like me! lol).
-Sterling Holobyte

-|- = t

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27762: pipeman,I didn't know howard morris had a record.I'd like to know where to pick up a copy besides ebay.I don't care for ebay at all.I agree sterling,I think people see what is happening and they don't like it.charlotte tucker a good revival would be wonderful right now,Mdc it sure does just make you want to stay on your knees and pray.When you were talking about church signs,it reminded me of one I saw a few years ago well really it was a billboard along the highway,It said God says thanks for inviting me to the wedding,now invite me to the marriage.I'll stop by girl

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27763: Howard morris' voice also played the part of that DJ on tags- leonard ??
Pipeman, were you trying to say something about the 666 figures in the stats?
BTW, we have double fines in all construction zones in az! (and i know firsthand!)haha
Sterling, hope all is ok these days with you and the MIL. Our sure sign of spring here in Phx area is when the beautiful robins who have graced our backyard feeder and birdbath since November, begin to depart for places north. Migration is quite a thing, no compasses, no computers, etc, no flight plans, yet their little brains figure out where to go!
Longing for the good ole days when schools were not fenced in, doors werent locked at night,
gas wasnt 3 dollars a gallon, trains werent on the verge of extinction, and people in the nieghborhood werent afraid to say "hello."
Prays for Boo, Homemaker, mrs wiley, possum, and all others. As the song goes (i'll paraphrase)haha,
"in the sweet bye and bye, we'll have a great tags porch..."
Mr Darlin's Cuz

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27764: mdc= no 666 was the debt we owed at the end of 2004.i to long for the best of the good ole dayswhere common sense, everyone looked out for each other, people had time for each other, you were glad to shop because you loved to visit, everyone had time for kids and not be afraid someone will take it wrong. i love trains and heavy into modeling, like the hobo's said they represent life. from new york city to san francisco is like being born and carried to your eternal home, your free to stop along the line, make choices and reboard. i was just saying prayer, common sence and a mayberry/ front porch attetude and life stle is needed badly. home maker--- did you see where goat anti- botics are improving multible cyrosis and other similar diseases . still need fda approval. just thought of you. love you all. pipeman

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27765: For any of you porchsters who, like me, take vitamins and supplements (especially my treasured Co-Q-10) - Puritan's Pride is having their annual 3-fer sale. Buy one, get two more free. You can't beat that. Shipping is cheap, too, around 4.00 on my rather large order. Go to - it's all there. I've bought from them for several years now - can't beat the prices or the quality.
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27766: Don't anyone tell Ellie or her uncle that I'm buying from a mail-order pharmacy. Wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings! --Romeena

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27767: Hey Romeena, you still got that flower making machine in your green house?


March 22, 2005 - Msg 27768: It only works for special occasions! teehee

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27769: Does anyone know the model years for the squad cars used in all of the show's seasons?

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27770: No, Asa, I don't have a flower-making machine. Not so's you'd notice, anyway. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 22, 2005 - Msg 27771: Hey, everyone, tomorrow night is the last night of our revival. It's been a good one (although I spent a couple nights of it helping in the nursery). Texts have been on Easter week--Palm Sunday, Pilate, Judas, and Peter (basically three different kinds of traitors), Gethsemne, and tonight was on the crucifixion itself. Had a ladies' luncheon today and the preacher's wife spoke on the women Jesus met--the one who touched his garment to be healed, the adulterous woman, and the distracted woman--one of my favorites--Martha. Good stuff. Wish you all could be there! Pipeman, I can't believe the snow on the ground here. Hope that's true about the peas. I think the snow isn't going to last long though. Tomorrow is "Malcolm's" birthday. If it isn't too nasty, we're going out for breakfast. Good night all.
Charlotte Tucker

P.S. Romeena, I haven't received my shortbread recipe yet.

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27772: oh what a wonderfuly cold midwestern morn; biscuts and ham gravy, country ham, eggs, fresh fruit,coffee, juice and warm muffins. ready by 3am. charlotte tucker; happy birthday to malcom. it looks like you'll have toget the whole porch to help you roll one pea up to the house. you could make split- pea soup, get it pea.ha. romeena- today is malcom's birthday and since it's a very special day crank up the flower making machine.asa, do you think if miss ellie finds out about romeena going somewhere else that miss ellie will make her a free andy milkshake? spot- where are you and miss sherry, it's 2am, the night's half gone. ky girl- i know a kentucky girl gets up by now.ha. afd- are you havin to build an arc your waay? ark in the ozark. does that qualify for a hee- haw? everyone have a great day (as they used to say on captin kangroo, GOOD MORNING CAPTAIN. i wonder if mr green jeans had a flower making machine? pipeman

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27773: have you ever noticed that all the old theme songs from tv- you hear a couple of notes and you could sing it. fast forward to the last 10 years how many could you identify if you heard them all the way through? ae, the great ole porch where everything's nice and peaceful.GOOD-BYE CITY LIFE- we're going to vertersville. pipeman

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27774: Any room on the porch for a guy in SC who needs to rest and set a spell? Hank

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27775: Welcome Hank!...Im SPOT the talking dog of goobers and the "most of the time" cook of the porch...for lunch today its BLT"s and chips and tea....take two!....signed:SPOT the"watch out for my tail with those rockers" dog of this here porch....lights are on!

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27776: WOW pipeman, breakfast at 3 am?...missed that one, if im not at work for the night shift....SPOT

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27777: Sure, welcome Hank, we usually try to keep the talk TAGS related but with all going on in the world these days, we have obviously drifted from that somewhat. We have several porchsters who reside in NC!
27769, to answer your question, the squad cars reflect the 8 years that the show was on the air
60 to 68. A local LA Ford dealership provided all the autos used on the show in exchange for a credit at the end "vehicles furnished by the Ford Motor Co." Hope that helps.
pipeman, yup, most dont reall have a theme song like Wyatt earp, Tags, Gilligans, Pettycoat Junction etc anymore.
Hope all are having a good day. Prays for terri, Boo's family, HM and all porhsters.

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27778: Hello to all. Its my first time here, I have been reading this site for a while.I wanted to know if anyone knew the name of Otis Campbell's wife. I dont think I ever heard it. Thanks and wish all a Happy Easter from N.C.

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27779: Afternoon Porchsters. Welcome Hank and Big Andy. Rita was Otis' wife. Where in SC are you, Hank? I live in Florence and Possum lives near Charleston.

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27780: Rev.Jr., I live in Dalzell,SC. It's between sumter and Camden. Been a TAGS fan for years and just got my first season's DVD. Hope to make it to Mayberry days some year. It's in the middle of peanut harvest time for me so it's tough right now! I'm sure I'll learn a lot about TAGS from all of you!! Just a rocking easy,Hank.

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27781: Hank- I'm familiar with Dalzell. Played Basketball and ran track against the old Hillcrest of Dalzell when I was at W. Florence in the 70's. I'm like you...been a huge TAGS fan all my life. These fine folks on the porch know more about TAGS than you can imagine. I learn something from them every week. Great group of folks. Although I have to question a group that would let the likes of me hang around. Ha!

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27782: Charlotte, I sent that recipe on 3/20. Just sent it again, let me know if you don't receive it. I sent it as an attachment - could that be the problem?

Well, gotta run. Ihave to be at the hospital for a class in a new computer charting program, then work my usual 12hr shift afterward. I'm going to be one pooped porchster by tomorrow morning. Oh, well, gotta earn the beans for me and the Plum.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27783: Hey Rev., Dalzell has changed a good bit since the 70's . Got a by-pass around it and Hillcrest is now a middle school! I left here in 67 for Clemson and came back in 73. Been here since! I'll be doing a Sunday School lesson this sunday- " Christmas vs Easter-no overtime allowed". I'll be using The Christmas Story" episode of TAGS as part of the lesson. The other parts will be The Passion of Chriast movie and Easter itself! It will be different!! Never tried something like this as a lesson. Just a rocking easy and looking out for Spot's tail!! hank.

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27784: As I recall...they played B-Ball like middle school kids. I'm just kidding, they actually beat us several times. There was a kid, (I think his name was Edwin McIntyre or something like that) that was extremely fast. For some reason I want to say he went on to NC State on a track scholarship. Anyway, I felt like Opie in the 50 yard dash running against that guy. Good to have another Clemson fan on the porch.

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27785: Afternoon Y'all! Hey, another SC porchster- yippee!
Welcome Hank! I know where Dalzell is.I used to work with two people who live in Dalzell.You're up there near Sumter.I'm near Charleston,like Rev. Jr. said earlier. Weather is so nice today on the SC end of the porch,isn't it? Temps in the 70's and lots of sunshine after all those storms yesterday.
Hey to Big Andy from NC! Rita was the name of Otis' wife. What part of NC are you from?
Asa,sure have enjoyed your singing!
Well,guess I'll go get some chores done around here. Y'all have a good evening!

possum under a rock

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27786: Hi Hank, and welcome!
We have a Hardware Hank downtown here, maybe you're related to'em. ;) j.k.!

MDC, I see you mentioned my MIL up there a ways back. Well, in a related story, I just have to say I LOVE SNOW!
You're wondering why that story is related to my MIL?! Well, because she was planning on coming up last weekend, but the big snow we got foiled her plans. heh heh.
And some people think there isn't a God. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27787: Well Possum, things were good here till just now when a shower came thru. Thought all the rain had left. I guess not!
Asa, did the bank ever get you a new gun?? Keep on singing, I do a little myself! Back to rocking now!

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27788: Oops, I forgot to sign out-Hank. Anyway, I'm off to the house for some grub. Catch yall later,Rocking the night away,Hank.

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27789: Ohhh... I know Dalzell too! Why, I used to live there! I knew Robie Miller! Hank, are you Robie Miller's little boy? Teehee. You North Carolinans are making me laugh. Welcome, Hank!
Charlotte Tucker

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27790: do ya'll remember me? It's been a couple of weeks since I have had the opportunity to sit and chat. Surgery went well but I can't seem to get rid of my catheter (two weeks tomorrow). We are trying once again tomorrow to remove it and hopefully things will flow like they should :)

I haven't had the chance to read up on the archives. Prayers for Terry Schiavo's family -


March 23, 2005 - Msg 27791: Hello porchsters ,and a big welcome to HANK and BIG ANDY of NC ,good to see a few more fellow Carolinians on the porch but we are all Mayberrians ,everyone have a good evening

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27792: Hey to the porch. Welcome to Hank and Big Andy also. Watch yer feet, I'm rockin forward!
Homemaker, so glad your back with us. I was hoping you would show up here soon. Sorry the plumbing is a little slow.
Thank you possum for the nice comments about my singing. Having a trained voice like I do isn't always a blessing you know. Some want it and can't get it, others of us have it and have to give it up. It's a mixed blessing.:)


March 23, 2005 - Msg 27793: welcome hank and big andy we always have a rocker for youhere on the porch. homemaker- prayers continue for you. on an earlier post i noted that on the news they have found immune shots from goats and doesn't harm goat. waiting fda approval. romeena- can we get another quart from the flower making machine cause friday is good friday- then one for easter- and of course one for charlotte tuckers malcom. now i know how otis felt. ha. a big hello to everyone. pipeman

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27794: homemaker- that helps m.s. folks with goat immune syrup. pipeman

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27795: In the "Inspector" episode, after checking the jail, he turns around and says something like
"I didn't expect the cats and jammer kids" or something like that.
Does anyone know what that means or what he actually says?
I just watched it on my dvd again tonigt, and I'm still not sure.
(for the new folks...)
MDC, Mr Darlin's Cuz, Tempe Arizona end of the porch!
Prayers for the world tonight!God bless terri, our troops, HM, Boo, Mrs Wiley, babygirl, and all.

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27796: Welcomj again HAND and welcome to you BIG ANDY, andy is my 13 yr. old sons name and yes he is named after andy...he is andrew, was gona name him opie but his mom said no...hum...hey mdc,hm,hazel,pipeman,ro,asa,md,ct,sh,possum,rev...and all....miss sherry shampooed my carpet today and i waxed my truck, was a beautiful day, will have the breakfast menu in just a bit...signedSPOT the"watching the beaver" dog of your porch..

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27797: Wow, fat paws again..thats "Welcome" and "HANK"....whew

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27798: MDC, that's what it sounds like to me too, the cats and jammer kids. I'm not sure what it means! Perhaps an old kids programs or something? I'm watching the beaver too, Spot. Can't wait for the breakfast menu. Welcome to the newcomers!
- Hazel

March 23, 2005 - Msg 27799: ok gang, in the morning its gona be thick sliced bacon,eggs your way,hashbrowns with cheese,grits [lots of butter],little sausage links,fat cat head bisquits with milk gravy made from the bacon drippins,[lots of fresh ground black pepper added to the gravy],ice cold milk and h20,ready at 6:30 my the Lord gave us such a great day here in Ga.,..signed:SPOT the"what is this chasing farah thing coming on?" dog of your porch..

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27800: Other than the Bluebird Diner, what were the names of restaurants mentioned in the episodes? What was the name of the Italian Restaurant at Mount Pilot? Thanks! Ro

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27801: Morelli's is the Italian restaurant on the hiway that heads to Mt. Pilot.

Katzenjammer Kids was a Sunday comic strip and it was about two German boys named Hans and Fritz that got into all kinds of mischief. I believe there were also some movies or cartoons of them as well.

Hey to Hank and Big Andy! Good to have ya! Stop by anytime!

Thanks for breakfast, spot!


March 24, 2005 - Msg 27802: Thanks for the Morelli's info. I am trying to improve my menu plan for my family and want to use the Mayberry theme to inspire all of us. What was the "Blueplate Special"? I, too, always wondered about what the Katzenjammer's line was all about. If anyone knows the name of the french restaurant in Raleigh, I would love to know that, too. Thanks! Ro (affectionately called Aunt Bea by family)

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27803: Oh, I was so busy being a smarty pants with my Robie (Is that right or is it Robine? Never heard that name before) Miller quote that I forgot to welcome Big Andy! So, welcome to you too, Big Andy. Ro, I still haven't received an email from you. Are you using my new address? It should be the same beginning but the last part is Thanks.
Charlotte Tucker

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27804: hey evertone ,an article in this mornings paper about some guys in a small town close by ,thats located in the foothills where they still make "shine" ,that are going to try and import and raise atlantic sturgeon and harvest the eggs from the fish (caviar) and sells in fine food stores for $55 an ounce .The writer said that launching a caviar industry in BBQ and abaluegrass country is like Wolfgang Puck invading Aunt Bees kitchen.thought it was a good comparison . have a great day
Mayberry Deputy

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27805: Charlotte, I stumbled on this page, last night and enjoyed it so much that I just popped right in like an old timer. I didn't know I was supposed to send an email to anyone. I don't know where to post my email address nor do I have yours to send mine to you. Please advise. Thanks, Ro

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27806: I'm working on a 7 day theme for my family's menus to add some interest: Aunt Bea's Country Dinner (chicken and dumplings), Morelli's at Mount Pilot (Italian grilled chicken), Blue Plate Special (Chef's Salad w/grilled chicken strips), French Bistro in Raleigh (seafood gumbo), Andy's Catch of the Day (grilled fish), Bluebird Diner (beef/veggie soup), Sunday Dinner at Aunt Bea's (chicken salad w/peach half). Does anyone remember what the diner's Blue Plate Special was? I remember the dessert was something lemon. Thanks! Ro (not Romeena, although my real name is close to that and I've been called that, too) LOL

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27807: CT- were you also being a smarty pants when you called us all North Carolinians? Because we live in God's Country... South Carolina. tee hee. Not that it really matters. Most of the country, mainly the media, tend to lump the two states together and refer to us as one...the Carolinas. The biggest difference between the two is BBQ. We know how to make it...North Carolinians don't. No offense, MD & Big Andy. (you KNOW I'm only teasing! Y'all have pretty good Q too)

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27808: Ro- one of the Blue Plate specials Barney got was: 3 Vienna sausages, succotash (heavy on the tomato puree), and a slice of bread and butter, on a paper plate. All for just eighty cents.

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27809: Carolina Panthers

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27810: Welcome to Ro! I think you confused us a little bit though, because as you saw, we have a Romeena here, who we also refer to as "Ro". I wonder if you'd want to go by "Aunt Bee" here on the porch, that way we'd avoid any confusion. But we're glad to have you, and if you still want to go by "Ro", I'm sure we could work something out. Maybe you could always put yours in CAPS or something. Again, welcome!

I don't know how they do it for eight cents.
- Hazel

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27811: Ooops, make that "eighty" cents.
- Haze

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27812: Charlotte, I was using your old address, but oddly enough, it's not coming back under the mailer daemon. Anyway, I'll send again, using the new one, as soon as I confirm one question: Is that inter and the letter l, or inter and the number one? Thanks!

Well, I'm outta here. I'm so tired I'm about to fall off my chair - worked sixteen hours last night and haven't been to bed. I think that's where I'm headed! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27813: Where do people in Mayberry go for the latest gossip?

March 24, 2005 - Msg 27814: Hi friends on this Maundy Thursday, some call Holy Thursday! The day we remember the last supper. (or the FIRST fulfilled passover!)
Dont want to start a moulage again, but on this day I just need to share with you something I heard on local Christian radio. I think it says a WHOLE lot.
The DJ was mentioning how the Terri Schiavo situation reminded him of how it must have been 2000 years ago for Jesus. (He was not COMPARING her to him by ANY means, but just the situation)
The judges (like the sanhedrin) who wouldnt listen to the truth, Pontius Pilate like the Supreme court which has washed it's hand of her, etc. It just shows that no matter how good or bad a man-made system is, it is still full of flaws and, is still condemning an innocent life to death by a most excruciating method.
Again, sorry about the moulage, but if any of you attend various services this weekend, it is sure something to ponder.
Have a good day, sliding the soapbox back under the porch.