November 23, 2005 - Msg 31672: Ode to Vicks (part 9)

Vicks, oh Vicks. . .
You soothing salve,
You are simply something
Everyone must have.

You are cool and fresh
People smell you from afar -
They instantly think
Of your little blue jar.

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31673: Shall I reveal the source
of the "odes" that I writ -
Or shall I wait ----
And tease you bit by bit. . .

signed. . . .
the smelly Vicks poet

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31674: asa- i always loved that hail to mayberry one. floyd was great in it. i liked when they were practicing and flod mimbles rejoice everyone we have arrived and i shall name this place john or mayberry- then he looks over at the woman at the piano and says, looking so pitiful there not rejoicing and i told them to. boo- i believe angel in my pocket was the first project andy did after the andy griffith show and it was considered a flop because everyone expected sheriff taylor type of character. hazel- time to break out ole ben weaver trying to break into jail tape, i quess. how manystreets besides elm and main can you name in mayberry? possum- i wouldn't blame lydia a bit if she up and moved to mount pilot, why she even got beat out by ralph who gomer liked in that episode. ha. mdc- get your rest, i'm sure we all will awake soon to a honey do list that even a bear would be exhausted from. asa- can you pay all the porch bills while your out paying bills? pappa bear

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31675: Wow, the phantom vicks poet swept the porch!
Good job!

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31676: Glad your critter is doing better homemaker. Hope the babies survive.

Papabear, you doing lunch today for us? You cooking or buying? Don't matter to me, I just love to eat!

Boo, I have taken ownership of my Dads house. It is the house he built entirely by himself over 50 years ago. It has brought many memories flooding back to me. I am in the process of remodeling it now, and I have to tell you, sometimes it is very hard, demolishing some of the things he had done, but some of it has gotten so old and unusable I have no choice. It makes me think of him alot when working on the place. I kept the house because he had built it, and I did not want it leaving the family. But I have to admit, the emotional aspects of remodeling it are tougher than I thought. I just hope I'm doing right by him.


November 23, 2005 - Msg 31677: Hey to the PORCH!

Hope everyone is having a great pre-thanksgiving day. We had our first snow here this morning, I'm done...bring on the spring! Only 120 more days! :-)

I love the "Ghost and Mr. Chicken" movie...and the screen version of "No Time for Sargeants" is a hoot as well. The "Reluctant Astronaught" was another good just can't beat Andy and Don. I have XM radio and the comedy channel will play the Andy does Shakespear from time to time. It's a real hoot to hear "Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo? And Romeo stood up and said I'm right chere!" I love that...

Hope everyone has a great time of Thanksgiving, and not just the eating. This is the first real holiday without my dad...and seeing some of the posts here make me miss him all the more. Let's remember to stick close to those we love and have here with us this holiday season. And be thankful for all the blessings we have in our lives.

Ya'll be careful...and be good at being careful! :-)


November 23, 2005 - Msg 31678: Just wanted to let you all know that i am back at homebase safe and sound! Man, them roads are ruff out there however. Kansas to Ohio and back.
Could drive it with my eyes closed, but I aint that dumb. harhar! Anyways, I thank the Good Lord for all we have in this land! I see a lot out on the open road! The fields and factories, the mountains and the cities. If ya get a chance, thank a trucker too. Long hauls, time away from family, fuel more for us too, etc, but all get the job done!
I'm stayin put for a few days now!
Best to you all!

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31679: Goober, you should try XM 171 sometimes, trucker channel called the Open Road! Great folks. FG

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31680: So glad you are home safe, Fred. I don't know how you truckers do it, but thanks.

Goober, thank you for those thoughts and I will do just as you suggested. I still have both of my parents. They are 80 and have some health problems. I will be sure and appreciate them this Thanksgiving. I will also be with my husband's mother and stepfather and they are great. I think this is going to be a very special Thanksgiving for me this year. I will be with my family and a few of my very closest friends. I have already started the baking this morning. Made 2 cherry cheesecakes (one for my friend Karen who is coming over today-its her birthday).

Homemaker, thank you so much for your kind concern for Sean and I am sorry your son is having a struggle. I certainly understand what that is like. The school we send Sean to uses something called ACE curriculum and the kids all work at their own level so there is no stigma to not working at the same level as other peers. They don't let them slack a bit, though. Its really worked well for Sean and been good for his self esteem because he doesn't feel like a failure. He is reading well now but lots of trouble with spelling (the dyslexia, I guess).
I am glad to hear that Star is holding her own. I have neglected to say anthing about her in my posts but I have been thinking about her and have prayed for her. As a labor and delivery nurse for 13 years, I know that the best thing for toxemia is delivery of the babies. I hope they survive somehow.

Enough break much to do!


PS-Fred Goss, keep your eyes open...

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31681: Oh, almost forgot, ASA I think it is very sweet that you wanted to keep your Dad's house in the family. What a labor of love, though emotionally difficult. I'm sure your father is proud that you would care so much. Happy Thanksgiving to you...


November 23, 2005 - Msg 31682: hey Fred,glad to hear you are home safe and sound.I used to listen to a radio program for truckers that came on at midnight on a radio station in Wheeling,West Virginia,on radio station wovk-fm,but,the show actually came out of Oklahoma somewhere,right now I can't think of the name of it[of course].Anyway,it was pretty good,truckers would call in from all over the united states,tell where they were,where they were headed,if there was any accidents or bad roads anywhere,and request songs they wanted to hear.They usually had contests ,and if you won a contest you'd win a case of oil,free meals from some truckstop.etc.In fact,one night I was listening to it,and a trucker called in from ohio,and told that a truckstop just over the PA line,about 5 miles from me ,was burning down.Sure enough,I drove up there,and it was burning.The only thing I can remember about that program was that there was someone that they gave the nickname 'snakehips" and he was always coming up with something funny.Anyway,have a great Thanksgiving,and thank you and all the other truck drivers who move all the goods across the country.Boo ,I liked that you got to visit and re-live such wonderful memories.I know what you mean by the smell of something bringing back memories.Isn't it wonderful how some places just seem to frozen in time,they don't change at all?Asa,you truly have a "labor of love" with your dads house,I'm sure he would be proud of everything you are doing,I think it's wonderful that you kept it.Well,I have to close,I've dinner on the stove,we are having homemade vegetable soup,warm breadsticks,and salad,pepsi,milk or water.See you all around my table in about 20 minutes-ky girl

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31683: asa- your doing a great tribute to your dad- he built it with love and the house cared for all of you and i'm sure your dad did some fixing up over the years and he's smiling now knowing his son will lovingly remodel it and many more of your personal family will be able to point with pride that grandpa and dad (that's you) has took care of the house and rather good or bad , happy or sad times it's weathered everything that life threw at it. pappa

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31684: goober- wow tommorow it's suppose to change drasticaly weather wise. bright note is the wind is blowing so hard it'll sweep everything off by itself. ha. let's do a contest and quess the vicks poet and maybe the vicks poet will reveal his or her great works and we can see how many guesses it? i think it's our dear tom, is my quess. fred goss- enjoy a well deserved break, that's a really rough one during the up coming season. may god ride with you. homemaker- prayers for star. boo- slow down a bit you know what happenedto that tucker that flew thru on sunday. just picking on you dear boo. ky girl- i was going to catch supper but can't beat that great supper, i'm on my way. mdc ,spot, miss sherry, hazel, charlotte tucker, the rest that's busy we love you. HOW MANY WILL WATCH MACY PARADE TOMMOROW, FOOTBALL AT MAYBERRY HIGH, START DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS, OR BEING READY FRIDAY TO CHARGE THE MALLS OR IS THAT WEAVERS FOR BARGINS? pappa bear

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31685: Gosh HELLO to everyone..yer Old Dog SPOT just been so busy...gona read all post I hope..hey pappa,asa,ky,goober,mw,hm,smh,fred...goah when ya miss a day on the porch its rough on a body!..well we all know what the menu for tomorrow is!! need to say!..I got to go in to work at 2 but will eat at mom and dads before I go miss sherry and i and the kids, then to miss sherrys sat to eat..double time and a half tomorrow..thankful for that [ha ha]..but somebody has to keep the porch lights on..ok making develed eggs fot the eats tomorrow to take to moms...back to work....God Bless all and happy Thanksgiving..will be on the porch tomorrow at work...Please say a prayer for out over seas people....signedSPOT the"gobble gobble"dog of your porch..

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31686: Someday we porchsters can have a great Thanksgiving meal up "in the heavenlies" and we can all chat and visit to our hearts' content!
Would be neat to see what we all really look like but we'll have our heavenly bodies, so who knows! ha
Mayor, i thought you were leading the big mayberry parade down main street, the town band, mayors daughter sings, miss mayberry performs,
nathan tibbs shoots off the cannon, and then Barney starts the races, haha
Yup, that is a good truckers channel. Have xm in my new pickup and have heard it. It may be the same show KY Girl,, but now its on xm?
Goober- I ditto everyones are just following in his footsteps! All the best to you.
Hey to SPOT, hazwl, Mary W ,Mrs Wiley. MD, tom and all.
You are the best!
Prayers for all our great TROOPS, families, kids and grandkids, ailing friends and all.
Mr Darlin's Cuz (I'm bringin' the squeezins disguised in Nyquil bottles! ha For special occasions ya know!)

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31687: Oops, didnt mean to have ky girl sound like a "showgirl" ha, it's just the way it read!
PS: I'll be away for a few days now, so dont worry about me! mdc

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31688: prayers for a safe one mdc. spot- i love those devil eggs, that and a couple of grilled chese sandwich's and a bowl of chilli and i can make it till thanksgiving dinner. ham on the menu right? any more quess on the vicks poet? i guess tom. who is watching macy's parade tommorow? who is going shopping early friday? happy thanksgiving porch- have a safe enjoyable one. pappa bear

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31689: Thats ok Mdc,It didn't sound that way to me!haha!My next guess for the vicks poet,and forgive me if I'm guessing the same people again,is Fred Goss,pappa bear,sterling,or spot.Not watching Macys tomorrow pappa,probably be outside playing with the kids in the snow when i'm not cooking.Granddaughter is on my lap again,sorry for any typos.She has a little can of Pringles potato chips,and a sippy cup full of kool aid,and she tells me she is on my lap to help me!haha well I guess she's right,I'm stealing lots of baby sugar,and that will help anybody!Now,I may shop weavers ,I like to shop weavers,I don't have to leave the house.yea spot,those deviled eggs sound good,make a few extra and send them my way.I'll stop by tomorrow,enjoy all your loved ones everybody-ky girl

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31690: oh,please keep my mom and dad in your prayers,they are having some health problems.-ky girl

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31691: MDC ya got a fower making machine?..ha ha..deviled eggs are go to be in full force tomorrow ....made two with hot pepper in them...some folks like them that way ...i make them ever your mom and dad are in my prayers ...mine are is such good healt at 75 and 71..God bless them...pappa I will watch the parade...gosh this porch is so cool during the holidays! the soup was great!...well gona finish painting some trim in the dog house...wish we all had web sites to post pics...I dont know how to build one ...dogs are not that smart...signed:SPOT the"getting ready for HO HO HO" dog of your porch....

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31692: gosh I can spell better that that...just get in a hurry ....sorry SPOT

November 23, 2005 - Msg 31693: aint no better shut-en up on my typing.......SPOT

November 24, 2005 - Msg 31694: Evening, all. Was supposed to be back at work tonight, but saw the doctor this morning, and he wants me to stay off another two weeks, with more resting of my knee than I've been doing. It's still swollen, and he says it will heal better without the fluid in the joint, and I know he's right. So, here I am. My unit manager was none too thrilled, but doctor's orders take precedence.

I really am not sure who the Vicks poet is, but my best guess would be Hazel.

homemaker, I'm sure praying little Star and her babies will be okay. Seems like most folks just naturally have a protective, sympathetic instinct when it comes to expectant mamas, even if that mama is a little goat.

Going out to my son and DIL's for dinner tomorrow, expect I'll be ordered to sit on the couch and prop my knee up, and not allowed to do much. They're good to me, bless their little hearts.

Well, off to bed. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"I declare, if this tip pans out, I'm gonna buy her a whole bottle of witch hazel, all to herself!" - Andy

November 24, 2005 - Msg 31695: Just a quick note before we head out the door. May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


November 24, 2005 - Msg 31696: Happy Thanksgiving to all! When I count my blessings,I count all my friends here on our Porch.God Bless everyone.
possum under a rock

November 24, 2005 - Msg 31697: Happy Thaksgiving porch pals.
I have so much to be thankful for, including rubbing shoulders with the fine folks here. Thank you for you friendship.
Prayers for your folks ky girl. Hope it is nothing serious and they get better soon.
Be safe AFD. Where ya off too?

A possum that gobbles? I don't think I've ever seen anything like that before!:)

Glad you got a little more time off Romeena. Take it easy now.

Today any dieting is off limits! I was watching a news thing last night and this "health guru" is talking about eating right for your Thanksgiving meal. He says to eat whole grains and veggies and fruit, maybe sust-itute tofu for turkey. I say to he...heck with that. You can do all that other stuff the rest of the year. I day a year don't worry about it. Enjoy feasting. Thats my words of wisdom for today.:)

Hope your day is great.


November 24, 2005 - Msg 31698: thanksgiving 2005-- we all have a lot to be thankful for , first that god has allowed us the opportunity to visit with family and friends. a roof over our heads, a soon to be overfilled stomach's i think the bible says i'll be a gluton today. all the old memories, sounds and laughter of so many thanksgivings past, that now live only in our memories and hearts. like, favorite dishes we could hardly wait to taste again and of course that aunt or other relative bringing that dish noone could stand but told them how glad we were to get the dish again, always trying to figure out new creative ways to get rid of it, the dog usualy was useless cause it wouldn't even eat it. oh we complain from time to time but the important thing is the moment , family, friends and remembering how blessed and wealth god has allowed us to be. think of those with no home, those far from home, those to ill to enjoy the health or mobility to be active this god, love and acceptance is our keys to a brighter future, and differences are but a doorway unexplored. we each may get a little fractured at times, a little bent out of shape with family, friends or strangers and yet each of us in our own way care about family, friends, strangers, and those less fortunate, both in the past, present or future encounters even those that live in our memories. god bless everyone- show us his will and help us to strive for a thankful heart and life- not just today but everyday, each moment a thankful one. pappa bear afd great seeing you, we've missed you, ro take it easy and heal up right. prayers for all, happy gobble, gobble to you also possum. do possums eat turkeys? that's a new one on me. ha. pappa

November 24, 2005 - Msg 31699: Happy Turkey day to the PORCH! Hope ya'll are already on the way or close to starting the feasting! Mrs Goober is busy making the 'angel' eggs and banana pudding. She's from here in Illinois...but I'm slowly making a "KY" girl out of her. Her family had never done the eggs for Thanksgiving, they're Italian...and figured as long as they had turkey and lasagna...they were set. Now we have deviled eggs and nanner pudding...and lots of other things from the south. She's so cute...running around the kitchen in her jammies and slippers! :-) I'm a lucky grease monkey...

AFD...good to see you...ASA, Ky Girl, SPOT, MDC, Ro, Boo, Fred Goss (I love XM...and I love the truckin Bozo! Been listening to him for years out of Cincinnati WLW, pappa and EVERYbody else...Ya'll have a great Thanksgiving...try not to eat too much...but there always tomorrow for reasonable eating! :0)

Ya'll be safe...


November 24, 2005 - Msg 31700: 'Mornin, honeys and dears! Goober, your little comment about your wife just blesses my heart. I think she's pretty lucky, too. I pray that you still feel the same, and still say so, when you're eighty.

Fred, I'm glad you're home. Prayers for the other "knights of the road" who are still sitting high and rolling down the highway. I hope somebody treats them kindly today.

pappa bear, it was a happy day for the porch when you joined us. What would we do without your wisdom and insight? "Differences are but a doorway unexplored." Well said. My dear husband always was one to open our door to folks who would have been alone otherwise, and some valued friendships came out of that habit of his.

Well, gotta head out to my son's house. Like his father, my son has invited some folks I've never met, who would have been alone otherwise, and I'm looking forward to it. My dear DIL is cooking the entire meal and I'm betting it will be just delish! She couldn't fry water when they married, but she has come a very long way! She's not afraid to try, and that's the secret.

Have a wonderful day, folks. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

P.S. Fred, can you do anything about cranberry stains? I always manage to drop some sauce on my shirt, not to mention the stuffing dribbles and the gravy stains. I think I need a bib.

November 24, 2005 - Msg 31701: Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone. Hold near to you those whom you love.

November 24, 2005 - Msg 31702: Jennieboone, I hope you have a great day too.
Good to see you.


November 24, 2005 - Msg 31703: Good afternoon all! work now , hey goober,asa,fred,ro,mdc hazel...sure miss all the old porchster...brought left overs for till 6 am and back at 2 tomorrow for 16 more...hey jennie!....well my falcons are winning at half time...back to the game...SPOT

November 24, 2005 - Msg 31704: Well gang-everyone must be taking a nap after stuffing yer belly !...SPOT

November 24, 2005 - Msg 31705: Hi everybody,just had a chance to get online,been busy all day,eating too much,visiting with family etc.We had about 2 inches of snow last night,most of it has melted away now.Spot,I tried to take a nap,twice,about the time I laid down,more family came through the door,so I just gave up on the nap!Thats ok,I love to see everybody.Now,they have all gone home to watch football games,and,I'm finally relaxing a little bit.Hope you all had a great daygonna see if I can lay down on the couch and watch some TAGS dvd's,talk to you all later-ky girl

November 24, 2005 - Msg 31706: Hey, everyone. I'm home after spending a lovely day with my son and DIL. I'm gonna nominate that girl as "Miss Turkey Cooker of 2005." Boy, was that bird good! For a little sprout who thinks she can't cook, she sure did nail that meal down tight. The whole meal was delicious, and the company was fun, as well. My son's business partner and his wife and kids were there, very nice folks, and we had a great time with a jigsaw puzzle, and just visiting. A great day!

Now I'm going to climb into something very loose and comfortable, make me a big glass of tea, and settle down with "The Reluctant Astronaut." Yep, I ordered a passel of DVDs from Weaver's, and I'm really enjoying them. Season Four should be hitting my mail slot pretty soon, too. I can hardly wait!

Have a beautiful weekend, friends. Asa, count on me for your lighting ceremonies. I can't sing much anymore, but I can make a joyful noise. Does that count?

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 24, 2005 - Msg 31707: Hi guys. Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!

Sorry I haven't been posting for a while but we have been down in Indiana visiting the in-laws and we kept putting off coming back. We just drove back today so we didn't really have Thanksgiving dinner or anything, but we are going down to my parents' tomorrow and my brother and his daughter are also coming, and we will have some leftover turkey and stuff.;)

-Sterling Holobyte

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31708: so glad you are checking in on our little porch, sharing wonderfull new memories we've made. snow in ky and great to see your alright sterling. spot- it's close to three am. so the shift is about over. romeena and the plum nestled on the couch blasting off into space with don knotts at the contols. hi to jenniebone, asa, and goober. prayers for those out of town this week- hope to see you back safe and sound, we miss you. today is the kind of day that makes you want to get up, have a big breakfast and charge the mall on a pair of roller skates, to watch the wrestling and fussing over the last item that won't last long if you win. now back to the mayberry shopping- sports, left overs, and some real good conversation on the porch. pappa bear

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31709: GOOD MORNING PORCH!..wake up ladys its shopping day!..hey Sterling..Ro,pappa,asa,goober,hazel,afd,mdc,possum..and all...those going shopping be careful now ya fried,toase,grape jam,grits and sausage..lite this morning so you ladys want be slowed down by a big breakfast...signed:SPOT the" got a crick in my neck" dog of your fine porch...

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31710: 'Morning, all. Shopping! Hah! (Did I sound like Ben Weaver?) I'm going out this morning, alright, but I'm going to let the physical therapists beat me up some more, then I'm coming home. After being given another two weeks off work, to my unit manager's disgust, it wouldn't be too smart to be seen out fighting the shopping crowds. Actually, I wouldn't anyway. That crowd of people is the last place I want to be right now. About a third of my shopping is done (in Mongolia) and I have plans to do some more online, and the rest will be very easy, on a quiet morning a little later. For those of you who want to brave the crowd at Weaver's, more power to ya! I hear he has some great specials, and also, I think Bert Miller is in town. He usually has some nice aprons and kitchen gadgets, this and that, what-not. Besides, he's nice to do business with, because he's not pushy!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31711: And there is a feller over at the filling station selling things out of the trunk of his car for a great price. I got a great deal on a transistor radio.:)


November 25, 2005 - Msg 31712: ah! let's see, ben eaver's, bert miller or somebody selling things from his trunk at wally's? i wonder where the best fight will be over all that merchandise? i think i'll mosey down to spot's for breakfast and see what everyone thinks. pappa

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31713: Well back here at work high school football state finals on tv at the ga dome ...Asa I bought a watch from that feller..hands are spinning like a wheel..hey pappa..ya all know what is for supper ...leftovers...lets meet at Ro"s and everybody bring what they have..we need some slaw!...SPOT

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31714: GOOD MORNING PORCH!..wake up and smell the football

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31715: I am a graduate student at Mormon Utah University, in the Art history program, doing a video thesis in the form of a documentary, on various aspects of TAGS. I need clips of fans, describing what TAGS means to them, or what attracts them to it, or what they think is significant-a freestyle response- whatever you feel, as a fan, you want to say. Please Help!
Mack the Mormon

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31716: I am a graduate student at Mormon Utah University, in the Art history program, doing a video thesis in the form of a documentary, on various aspects of TAGS. I need clips of fans, describing what TAGS means to them, or what attracts them to it, or what they think is significant-a freestyle response- whatever you feel, as a fan, you want to say. Please Help!
Mack the Mormon

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31717: I am a graduate student at Mormon Utah University, in the Art history program, doing a video thesis in the form of a documentary, on various aspects of TAGS. I need clips of fans, describing what TAGS means to them, or what attracts them to it, or what they think is significant-a freestyle response- whatever you feel, as a fan, you want to say. Please Help!
Mack the Mormon

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31718: I am a graduate student at Mormon Utah University, in the Art history program, doing a video thesis in the form of a documentary, on various aspects of TAGS. I need clips of fans, describing what TAGS means to them, or what attracts them to it, or what they think is significant-a freestyle response- whatever you feel, as a fan, you want to say. Please Help!
Mack the Mormon

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31719: This is a good day

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31720: GOOD MORNING PORCH

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31721: Hey there Mack..why multiple post!..sure someone can help ya...hey there 31720 post...SPOT

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31722: Hey Mack. Mormon Utah University? Ain't no such place. Are you meaning BYU? I live here in Utah and will be glad to offer you any help I can.


November 25, 2005 - Msg 31723: Had never heard of it Asa...but you should know living in would be MUU?...SPOT

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31724: I think Mack mashed down on the "post your comments" button way too many times; bless his heart.
- Hazel

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31725: Haven't got to post until tonite - I still have Star and she is doing better. Her babies came yesterday but unfortunately they were still tooo under-developed to survive. The important thing is that Star survived. That is a difficult choice but she needed to get them out of her.
Thanks for all of your prayers - I'll continue to keep you updated.

Mormon Utah University - is that a cyber college? Don't think it exists. . .Could that be an interloper disguised as a TAGS person? mmmm
Makes a body wonder.

Talk to ya'll soon. . .


Aunt Bee - you're Gassed!

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31726: test

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31727: Hey Hazel, you are a good moma!..hope Star will be fine...MMU..tried to fine it on the luck...snack tonight will be pumpkin pie and a coke....SPOT

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31728: Sorry, had to test first...I'm on my sister's fickle computer.

Hope you are all well and digesting your turkey. I ate WAY too much and it is "sittin' on my chest". No, actually I feel fine. I am pooped, though from all the activity of the past 48 hours. Had lots of folks together and did lots of cooking. Stayed up late playing dominoes around mom-in-law's table (I won!). Got up early this morning and went shopping. The crowds weren't so bad her in Corpus and I did great. Got all my Christmas shopping completed except for one gift for my son and got so many bargains. This is the first year that I have shopped on Black Friday and it was a good experience. I picked up my best friend, Karen, and we spent the day out there in that wonderful mess, then had a nice supper at a Vietnamese restraunt. Now, I have to figure out where to hide the kid's gifts....

Planning to turn in early for a good night's sleep. Since I didn't post on Thanksgiving, just want to say how thankful I am for all of you dear friends! Much Love....


November 25, 2005 - Msg 31729: hazel thats mama....gosh not "moma"...jeez

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31730: hey yall the porch censored me when i tried to put 2 "z"s" on jeez.....funny.SPOT

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31731: Sorry folks I meant Brigham Young University and I pushed the button two many times. What's a interloper? Forget it I don't want to know. Strange bunch of people you are very unfriendly too!

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31732: No offense, Mack. We've had a few unpleasant experiences lately, and I guess we're a little jumpy. An "interloper" is defined by Barney Fife's reaction to a state investigator sent in to solve a case that Andy was working on, and Barney resented his presence. We've had some interlopers recently, posing as known porch folks and posting some less than pleasant comments. You didn't say anything wrong, we're just a bit sensitive right now.

If you're truly interested in TAGS, stick around and get to know us. Otherwise, we wish you well as you go on your way. --Romeena

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31733: Well I'll be on may way now to a friendlier place were a man feels welcomed not judged, God can only do that!

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31734: Spot, I think you got me and Homemaker mixed up. You said I was a good mama, and I think you meant she was. (Not that I'm not a good mom, it's just that it is she that is "mom" to Star.)
Mack, no need to go rushing off. We are friendly. Stick around; you'll see. Would you like a manicure?
- Hazel

November 25, 2005 - Msg 31735: Hazel, I'm sure you're a good mama too. You're a good mama, homemaker's a good mama... all gods children's a good mama! (sorry, couldn't help that)
Mack, buddy, what you getting all riled up about? Ain't nobody judging you. We just didn't understand if you were serious or not. As Rommena said we have had some troublemakers showing up here as of late so maybe we are a tad careful is all. Pull up a rocker and commence to rocking with us. My offer to help with your school project is still on the table. And I promise you that you will not find a bunch of nicer and wonderful folks as sit here on the porch. So get back in here and join us.


November 25, 2005 - Msg 31736: Sorry are right got my "H"s" mixed up sorry..and no offense Mack we just did not know BYU was called Mormon Utah University up will not find anymore friendly people on an Andy site..hey Asa..Boo..Ro,mw,mdc,ky,afd..all yall!..watching twister here at work..all lights are on!..SPOT

November 26, 2005 - Msg 31737: Happy Day after Thanksgiving!
Had a real nice time in these here parts...I did lots and lots of cooking, but I didn't have to leave the house, which worked out well this year since it was only in the TEENS on Thursday! I felt kinda sorry for my guests as they left Thursday night, heading out there into the bitter cold! But then, I turned around a faced a sink full of dishes, etc. etc., and so I didn't feel TOO bad for 'em!

Here's wishing all us porchsters a very pleasant, Mayberry type weekend, with all the turkey you can eat, in all it's sundry and varied incarnations!

Mary Wiggins

November 26, 2005 - Msg 31738: MORNING PORCH!..well my work week has finally almost come to an end,almost 6 hit pole last night..all the action we had...going home and sleep and have a late Thanksgiving at Miss Sherrys at 4 this afternoon...breakfast this morning will be on Hazel [hee hee] at the waffle house..ya know, the one on the corner just out of town...well yall have a blessed day, 34 degrees here in to bring some more fire wood up on the porch this afternoon..yall come on over tonight and we will play TAGS triva..Miss Sherry made penut butter balls!...signed: SPOT the" yawn " dog of your porch!

November 26, 2005 - Msg 31739: thank you hazel for breakfastthis morning, that spot so kindly for volenteering you at the waffle house. you can't miss me, i'll be the one sitting in the corner booth, just finished my 3rd order and looking nervious as floyd use to waiting on your arrival. ha. spot- who won the pole contest? the pole or the car? mary wiggins- guests should help with your clean-up after all your doing them a favo9r not letting them drive home overstuffed and drowsy. mack- if you read the archives or this page you'll see most of us make typo's, no offense was intended, how many times do we close the door before we give each other a chance? i feel the time to reach out and find our common bonds, instead of our differences has never been so needed to unite folks instead of dividing us over things that will not matter in 100 years in the scheme of life. so mack we're reaching out a hand in welcome, hope yours is extended. spot- when you wake there won't be any of miss sherry's peanut butter balls left, i hear a bear ate them all. prayers for allthe porchsters and others that are away for the holiday, that you will have a great time and return home safe. pappa bear

November 26, 2005 - Msg 31740: A bear ate the peanut butter balls huh? Sounds peculiar to me pappa!:)
Hazel, how kind of you to buy breakfast for us. Next time you should pick an all you can eat place though. We will break your bank account this way.
Mary Wiggins, how good to hear from you. Them teen temps don't sound to nice though. You go ahead and keep them will ya?
Charlotte Tucker, where you be hiding? Was your T-day good?
Boo, your shopping is all done? What did you get me? Huh?

Why was it everyone in Mayberry seemed to want to come between Andy and Peggy? I mean Opie tried to split em up, then Barney put ideas in Andy's head about Peggy being to rich for him. Floyd was giving him grief about having to change the card on his mailbox to read Mr. and Mrs. Andy Taylor. Heck, even the hungry buzzard Don (wouldn't you know his name would be Don?) just about caused them to split. Sure seems like a lot of folks did not want them two being together. And I never could understand why? One of lifes mysteries I reckon.
What y'all think of that?


For Charlotte Tucker "Andyyyyyy, what happened to your ahyeeeee?"

November 26, 2005 - Msg 31741: Temps in the teens?? BRRRRR! It's 60 degrees here in the Dallas area, and drizzly. That calls for a jacket! Guess winter is on the way.

A bear ate the peanut butter balls? Are you sure a fox didn't come down out of the hills and eat them? I've heard that foxes will do things like that. They got that apple pie and a whole ham a while back, remember?

I liked Miss Peggy, too. Asa, you're right, she and Andy might have had a chance if evryone had left them alone. It's a shame, their voices blended so well when they sang together, and even Opie noticed the difference in the house when Peggy was there. Helen was okay, but Peggy was a lot more fun.

Well, I gotta run over to Ben Weaver's store and pick up a few more strings of twinkle lights. Like about fifteen more. I declare, my shrubs are just eating those lights! I put out all I had, and got about halfway finished. I'm glad those things are so cheap. Wonder how on earth they make those 100-light strings, including bulbs, and can sell them for about $2? I'm afraid I know, and don't really want to think about it. Does the term "sweatshop" ring a bell? Incidentally, friends, you probably already know this, but just in case.... Don't ever buy replacement bulbs. They cost at least a dollar for 5 or 7 bulbs, and you can buy a 100-light string for $2-3, and just rob the bulbs out of it!

Well, gotta run. Have a great weekend. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Ellie Walker! OH!!" - Barney

November 26, 2005 - Msg 31742: Thanks for the tip, Ro. I never replace bulbs each year, just buy new strings...I got them for under 2 dollars at the dollar store.

ASA, you know how I feel about Andy and Peggy...never did understand it!

Wish it was cooler here. Been humid and rainy and in the 70s and 80s. Folks are starting to put up the christmas lights around town but its too warm right now to feel like Christmas.

I want to take this opportunity to stand behind the pulpit and encourage our porchsters. Remember that there will always be those who are easily offended no matter how hard you try. Don't be discouraged and remember that the bible tells us not to be easily offended, and I always thought that meant giving people the benefit of the doubt and not forming harsh opinions so easily. There, I said what I wanted to say. You folks are about the nicest people around and certainly the most accepting I know of. Don't let one opinion get you bothered.

Better go....have a great Sunday,


November 26, 2005 - Msg 31743: Ok, I have a new game for us to play this holiday season. Come up with a quote from one of your favorite Christmas movies and we will try to guess what movie it came from. What do you think?
I'll go first to start things off: What movie is this quote from? " you out in the middle of nowhere? Leave you for dead??..."


November 26, 2005 - Msg 31744: Hi everyone, hope everyone is having a nice weekend.
Well, we were supposed to head down to my parents house today because my brother and niece were visiting there, but something came up. Come up as in up out of the ditch running full bore across the road right in front of us. That's right, I got my deer today. Unfortunately I'm not a hunter but apparently my car is.
Fortunately some hunters stopped right after it happened and put the poor thing out of its misery. Then they asked me if I wanted to keep it and I said no I get my meat from the market not on the road. Ok, so I didn't say that but I did say that they could take it.
Our car luckily was still driveable but had some pretty significant damage to the right front end and unfortunately the right front light as well, which kind of ended our chances of seeing my brother today because it would be dark before we got back. We talked about going there tomorrow before they leave but as it is supposed to rain(and when it rains at this time of year around here you really have to watch because it will probably turn into ice) tomorrow I don't know if that will work either. So I am kind of bummed as I really wanted to get out of this town, which as you may know, I dislike immensely. Or maybe you don't, but now you do.;) But I also wanted Kai to see her cousin and to see my brother because I don't really see them that often. Boy, I really have to move to Mayberry. They never had snow and ice down there, did they? Come to think of it, I never heard of anyone hitting a deer down there either.
Ah well, at least we were all ok. I was actually surprised at the amount of damage as it is a really small car and a pretty big deer. I thought there would be more.
Have a nice night everyone and drive safe!
-Sterling Holobyte