June 27, 2023 - Msg 119123:

Thanks Possum! Right now we are 'suffering' thru
7 percent humidity. Pretty rough! ha. (But 112 today!)
Peace and love,
MDC :)

June 27, 2023 - Msg 119124: I haven't swept in quite some time! :)

June 27, 2023 - Msg 119125: Hey to possum, MDC and G-F! Possum, please send that rain up here to the Midwest. Weíre drier than dry bones! Been watering our garden so itís still producing. And the blackberries and black raspberries are going crazy!!
Signing off for now.
Charlotte Tucker

June 28, 2023 - Msg 119126: We are getting all that smoke from the Canada forest fires 🔥 itís pretty bad here in Ohio, I can only imagine how it us up there in Poor Horatioís neck of the woods ....ĒEh?Ē


June 28, 2023 - Msg 119127:

Car PH where are you? (:

June 29, 2023 - Msg 119128:

Tonite on me-tv was Big Maude's episode! :)
The best line of that one is "There's nobody here!" Ha! Love it.
Also, perhaps an early 'product placement' is when Andy
is listening to the radio announcement and you can clearly see
the Motorola "M" on the front of it.
We are keeping hydrated, and cool. We do any shopping now after sunset around 8 PM. BTW, our gas just (finally) went to 3.99 from
the 4.59 that it has been here for quite some time.
Keep well folks,

June 29, 2023 - Msg 119129: Good morning, folks. Its already Thursday and almost July. My how time flies by... the older I get it seems to go faster. not sure what causes that.

It's supposed to be in the 90's today on my end of the porch. Its hazy outside. not sure if we are seeing the haze from the wildfires or not but its definitely hazy,

Mr. Maude continues to make progress in his knee replacement surgery. We are looking forward to the meet up in about 3 weeks. Looking forward to getting away for a few days and seeing some of my Mayberry family.

Patrick and Daysie will find out in a week or so if they are having a girl or boy! I will keep you posted, and you won't even have to twist my arm. :)

It's good to see folks coming to the porch and staying in touch. Romeena and Asa are happy that we are keeping the porch going and keeping things neat and tidy.

Boo: hope you and your family are well. We miss you!

Have a blessed day.
Prayers all around.
Big Maude

June 29, 2023 - Msg 119130: As a follow-up to Sean of The Southís article he posted this one today. https://seandietrich.com/mayo-wars/
I guess his readers took him to the woodshed on this topic!..Thought it was a fitting comparison to our talks over the years on that very subject....

G-F...Lover of many DIFFERENT kinds of Mayonnaise ✌🏻☮️

June 29, 2023 - Msg 119131: Hello friends, sorry I havenít been on the porch for quite awhile. My computer has been down (still is) and I have a tough time typing on my phone for long.

We are doing well. Sean is liking the job and doing well. Erin is sober and much healthier. She still struggles with depression but manages better now. Thank you again for the prayers for my family.

I have applied for a couple of part time jobs but no luck yet. I think my age might be working against me. Bruce is doing well. Not much else going on except we certainly have had an extremely hot summer so far. Things seem to be cooling off a little now. I dread July and August, though.

I will have to go back and look at the archives and catch up. Hope all of you are well.


June 30, 2023 - Msg 119132: Hello everyone. MDC, yeah, Barney tried too hard after the original run. He likewise tried way too hard on Three's Company. Sorry, but his repeated eyes bulging out expressions had none of the charm of Old Barn.

Just to create some excitement, let me say I hate mayonnaise worset than peas. Now I ain't got any more time to discuss trivial trivialities.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

July 01, 2023 - Msg 119133:

Hello all! BOO--good to see you back on the porch.
Glad to hear that Erin, Sean and Bruce are all doing well.
You also I hope. Just curious, are you applying for nursing jobs?
Hope one comes along for ya. Keep cool!
Big Maude. happy that Mr Maude is recovering well. When is it that he
will have the other knee worked on? And so neat for Patrick and Daysie!!
GF-- you are a bird in this world. Ha, such a funny follow up article
by that guy about mayo. You and Maudie have fun at the Meet-Up.
BILLY Ray, you don't like mayo??? Now there's a moulage if I ever heard one! ha
Last night was dear Asa's episode with his green bullets. One 'story line blooper'
I noticed for the first time... The would-be bank robber was standing in the bank
hearing Barney saying how he went thru the wall of the 'vault.' So why didn't
he and his acomplice just break into the beauty shop and get into the vault THAT way! haha
Something to think about.
Tonite on me-tv was Charlotte Tucker's ep. You know, she married that guy who fell down
a lot! :) I have said this before, but I think season 3 was the best. The writing was
good as well as the acting, like Mr. Tucker.

Well, have a GOOD AND SAFE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND! Long may our flag wave. God bless America.

July 01, 2023 - Msg 119134: Thanks, MDC. Yes, looking for nursing jobs.

Remember how Me-They hated mayonnaise? Ha. I wish he would rock on the porch now and then.

It has been hot in south Texas but we are managing. Getting ready for the 4th. We are going to have some friends and family over and grill hamburgers and hotdogs.

What will you all do on the 4th?


July 02, 2023 - Msg 119135: Hey Porchsters! Good to see Boo on the Porch again! Good luck with the job search, Boo.
Maude, we're waiting on that gender reveal! I predict it's going to be a GIRL! Let's see if I'm right! I know you can't wait to find out!

Y'all stay cool out there- we're dealing with the heat too,today's heat index is at 105,will be 108 tomorrow-DANG HOT,as Rev used to say!

No big plans on the 4th,but I do have something planned- my sister and family out West are at a SC beach this week and I'm going to spend the day with them tomorrow. Haven't seen them in nearly 5 years,so really looking forward to it. Plus, Laci and her mom will be going with me & I've never been to the beach with Laci,so I'm excited to see her enjoying the beach! Hopefully,we'll be able to go more than once to see everyone this week.

Good Sabbath to all and y'all stay cool & take care!

possum u.a.r.

July 02, 2023 - Msg 119136: Greetings, Porch friends.

Just dropping in to say "Hey!"

Remember on this Sunday...Bible knowledge is a fine thing, but don't flaunt it.

Take care, folks

John Masters

July 02, 2023 - Msg 119137: Good Sabbath Porchsters! Good advice, John Masters! Hey to MDC, big maude, G-F, Billy Ray, possum, and so good to see you, Boo!!! Well, all, it is by the grace of God I am here in a rocking chair. My husband and I rode out the derecho in our neck of the woods on Thursday. The winds and rain were in excess of 100 mph. That truck was rockiní, and I was praying The Lordís Prayer with all my might. Many homes, grain bins, machine sheds, grain elevators, and other structures damaged. Cornfields were totally flattened. 😢 Thankfully after having to use our chainsaw (which we had in the truck) to cut trees that were across roadways, taking detours, driving over downed wires and under leaning utility poles, we made it home. We had some limbs down but nothing major. Where our son lives had quite a bit of tree damage so we spent yesterday helping clean that upó6 trailer loads. Tonight my hubby and son watched Support Your Local Gunfighter. An all-star TAGS cast there: Mrs. Lesh, Colonel Harvey, and OíMalley! Glad you like my episode, MDC. I like Big Maudeís also. I can nearly quote both of those episodes by heart! I read an article about how Elinor Donahue had a 3-year contract but left after one year because of personal problems and a bad case of pneumonia. The article said how Don Knotts had been the only cast member to check on her. The article also quoted Andy as saying that he didnít really know how to write for women. Anyone else read this? Any truth to any of it?
Charlotte Tucker

July 02, 2023 - Msg 119138: So glad you are ok Charlotte!! What an adventure!


July 03, 2023 - Msg 119139: Oh..My Charlotte....What a Day!..Glad everyone is Ok...Iím sure you felt like Dorothy 🌪 That day!...

Prayers for everyone who is dealing with all the heat and humidly definitely not a fun time in the neighborhood and I bet even Calvin Coolidge would agree...Bet MDC would take that 92 degrees right about now...10-4?


July 04, 2023 - Msg 119140:

Wow, Charlotte! I actually had to look up the word, which
led to some videos of the storm, and of those cornfields!
Did you get in the truck on purpose, or just happen to be
in it when it hit? So glad you are all OK.
I sometimes wonder how things are at Ro's house, like
did they sell it, what happened to all her special ornaments,
is the backyard still a critter haven, etc.
Tonight's tags were the loaded goat and the reunion ep.
Ever wonder why Barney happened to have a lighter in his pocket
to see the word dynamite? I have heard that he was quite a smoker.
In fact, at the end of the reunion show, you can see a pack of smokes
in his shirt pocket.
GF--still a dry heart here, but it was 115 today! Thank God for AC,
and I do mean thank God! ha Have you heard that about Don, or that about Elinore?
Y'all have a good and safe 4th !

July 04, 2023 - Msg 119141: Happy 4th of July to all!

Wow,Charlotte! I'm so glad everyone was ok-sounds like y'all had a wild time. That's scary!

Didn't make it to the beach yesterday but plan on going later in the week. Really looking forward to seeing my sister & family.

I'm not even gonna mention the heat!

Y'all stay cool and have a safe holiday!

possum u.a.r.

July 05, 2023 - Msg 119142: Hello Folks (cough)(cough). Greetings from the smokey foothills here in Canada. So sorry about not being more active. But coming here just reminds me of all the bad news we have experienced on the Front Porch this year. I am kind of losing interest posting here. Happy belated 4th of July to all Americans especially to the veterans.

from Poor Horatio

July 06, 2023 - Msg 119143:

Hey to PH! Good to see you. Please consider to keep stopping by.
We like your thoughts and wisdom. :)
I actually saw a 'blooper' in tonight's Filling Station Robbery episode.
When the courthouse door is opened, you can see a fireplug on a street corner!
Strange because that is supposed to be just a 'straight street' outside.
(Think of any scene outside like Opie pitching to Andy.) The only 'corner'
would be at the far end of the building. Hmm.
POSSUM, that would be very cool to see your sister and family. Are you
also going to the Meet Up? I won't mention the heat either! haha
Hang in there folks,

July 06, 2023 - Msg 119144: Hey Possum if you do make the Meet-Up you know where to find me, In the Gazebo talking with my Mayberry peeps...G-F

July 06, 2023 - Msg 119145:

Hey GF, at the Meet Up, ask if the guy who played "Jimmy", Pat Colby, ever went to Mayberry Days?

July 06, 2023 - Msg 119146: Hey to all! Thank you for the well wishes. Definitely thankful to be here! Also thankful for power. Itís been a week since the storm and some are still without. We got ours back Friday, lost it and got it back again Tuesday. MDC, I hadnít heard about Don Knotts being a big smoker. Did any of you hear any of that stuff I posted about Ellinor Donahue? I hadnít heard it before. Poor Horatio, Please keep stopping by. Romeena and Asa would not want this porch to go away. Hey to Boo, possum, John Masters, Billy Ray, G-F, Big Maude, Hazel, and anyone else I missed. Oh MDC, we had been berry picking in the woods, so getting in our truck during the storm was kind of our only option. It came up rather quickly.
Charlotte Tucker

July 07, 2023 - Msg 119147: MDC....Pat Colby ďJimmyĒ to my knowledge he has not attended M/Dís or any other Mayberry related events. I will be sure to ask those with more knowledge than me on that question...It appears heís 88 years old...

How hot 🥵 is it in Arizona right now?....Itís SO hot 🥵 both Wiley Coyote & The Roadrunner quit chasing each other and got jobs @ Dairy Queen selling ice cream 🍦....


July 07, 2023 - Msg 119148: *Wonder if the ice cream 🍦 machine is made by Acme?...🤔

July 07, 2023 - Msg 119149: I wanted to share a picture that Robbi sent me of Trinket and her best puppy friend but I canít seem to share it here. I will try to send it to those of you who are on Facebook. Robbi wants us to know that Trinket is adjusting well to her new home and dog siblings and seems very happy. ❤️


July 09, 2023 - Msg 119150: We had a question at trivia the other night: In To Kill a Mockingbird, what is the nickname of Arthur Radley?

I reckon someone here might know the answer. 😉 Off to have a cup of coffee, then to preaching.

Billy Ray the Trivia Fan

July 09, 2023 - Msg 119151: BOO!...👻 ...I bet someone else knew that too?....G-F

July 09, 2023 - Msg 119152:

HA! Good one Billy Ray! You're pretty funny for a retired
mailman! :)
And GF, thanks in advance for asking about Jimmy.
Our weather has been pretty brutal this year.
June was actually pretty nice, with only 103s, 104s, etc,
but we are now near a new record of 110 or hotter IN A ROW!
(18 in 1974), and we are now at about 15!
Yup, Wielly and Roadrunner are indeed taking an Acme break! ha
Saw a lizard the other day with a tiny fan! :)
Oh, speaking of heat, all 3 of my turbine vents on my roof suddenly
started squealing and their bearings went out! They were under lifetime
warranties, so Lomanco co. sent me new tops, 3 screws only to
take off and redo, but even at 7:30 PM, that roof was hot!
Yes, I know, I was on the roof, but my dear wife was watching me the whole time! :)
At least all my sprinklers are working well!
Be careful out there.

July 09, 2023 - Msg 119153: Oh, HEY to Charlotte and all!!

July 10, 2023 - Msg 119154: Good Monday morning folks, rocking for a spell before work.

I hope everyone is well and your week is off to a good start.

Weather here has been hot and dry. We have had some rain but not a lot. Our yard has not grown much this past week but will probably need a trim by the end of the week.

Well, we found out Saturday evening that Patrick and Daysie are having a BOY! Did not matter to any of us if was a boy or a girl as long as it is healthy. So far, all the ultrasounds and other things they can do now indicate all is well. Continue to keep them in your prayers.

I am looking forward to going to the Mayberry Meet up next week. Mr. Maude and I are heading over that way on Wednesday. Its only about a 2 1/2-hour trip for us. I like to go a day or so early. Mt. Airy is one of my happy places. We stay at the Mayberry Motor Inn where the festivities are and many of the folks attend stay. I am looking forward to seeing GF as well.

Better get busy.
Prayers and blessings all around.
Big Maude

July 11, 2023 - Msg 119155: Hey Porchsters! Well,looks like my guess was wrong- It's a Boy! Congratulations, Maude and it's so good to hear that everything looks to be fine with your grandson. I know you can't wait to meet him-continued prayers for mama and baby boy.

G-F, I'm afraid I won't make it to the Meet- Up this year either. Got some sick vehicles sitting in the yard ,so hopefully once they get over their ailments I'll be able to take a trip up to Mount Airy again. Been too long! I hope you, Maude & the others have a great time!

Speaking of Mayberry stuff, I just had a visit with my sister and her family from Wyoming ,who I haven't seen in almost 5 years. We had a wonderful day at Edisto Beach,SC & she surprised me with a gift- the Andy Griffith Show Mayberry Mania Game! Only thing is,I don't have anyone to play it with. But,wait.. yes, I do! How about it Porchsters? Are y'all up for some Mayberry trivia questions? I have a box full!

Let me pick one at random and see who comes up with the correct answer:

What name does the state investigator give to the "3 cow thieves"?

I'll check back soon to see if anybody guessed correctly!

possum u.a.r.

July 11, 2023 - Msg 119156: possum, to be fair, I'll answer without peeking. It seems to me he used the standard Abel, Baker and Charlie.

Billy Ray the Phonetic Alphabet Fan

July 11, 2023 - Msg 119157: You got it, Billy Ray!

possum again

July 11, 2023 - Msg 119158: Possum, I donít think your getting the overall picture, you see Able was a small man, where as Baker & Charlie were much heavier....But remember not to make a Big moulage out of the whole thing though... 🐄 :: :: :: :: :


July 12, 2023 - Msg 119159:

Hey, good stuff POSSUM! I'm game. (As opposed to "gamey," that is!)
And with our weather lately, that's very possible. Calvin Coolidge knows. :)
Good to see ya. Sorry your cars are ailin' tho. I would sure like to
get too one, but now its cost for me.

Hey to MAUDIE. A boy! Very cool. Have fun at the Meet-Up, and please share
your experience when ya get back.

All is good here, but please (really) that we can get a break from this
heat. Records are about to be broken. Thanks! and God bless,

July 12, 2023 - Msg 119160:

OOPS! After "really" should be PRAY!!! :)

July 12, 2023 - Msg 119161: Gotcha, G-F! I will just let it go because I sure don't want to make a big moulage out of it!

Ok, how about another trivia question? Lemme see if I can find a harder one this time..

What does Gomer say is the cost per "ding" for gasoline?

possum once more

July 12, 2023 - Msg 119162: Possum..That was Barneyís explanation just quoting him..lol
Definitely a funny episode with some good lines.G-F

July 13, 2023 - Msg 119163: Possum,

That would be thirty cents a ding.

John Masters

July 13, 2023 - Msg 119164: Winner, winner, chicken dinner for John Masters! Correct answer,my friend! Don't y'all wish we could get gas for 30 cents a ding nowadays?!

Y'all keep cool and have a great day!

possum u.a.r.

July 13, 2023 - Msg 119165: PossumÖI remember pumping gas ⛽️ at my Dadís station, it was $.34 a gallonÖ.😳..p.s. You better darn well check under the hood, wash the windshield, and check the tires too! If not there was he🏒🏒 to pay if I didnít!!Ö

Oh, cleaning BOTH rest rooms was my job too, along with all the other cleaning and sweeping 🧹Ö. Needless to Say, Dad did not believe in the Raleigh Rules either!Ö.So I feel Opieís plight.

As Asa & I have talked, it made us who we are todayÖG-F

July 13, 2023 - Msg 119166:

And, of course, hotel rooms cost SEVEN dollars a night too! ha
The heat wave continues here. Please join me in praying
for some rain and/or temp relief.
When is the meet-Up? I see that Maudie will be there too,
or may even be there now. :)
Keep cool,

July 13, 2023 - Msg 119167: MDC..The Meet-Up is the 21-23...Some of us are going on the 20th I think Maude said they are coming 19th.

July 14, 2023 - Msg 119168: I'm coming by balloon so I might be a little late.


July 14, 2023 - Msg 119169: Evening folks, just rocking fir a spell before bedtime,
Itís been very HOT and muggy on my end of the porch today. It was 90 most of the day If has cooled down to about 82 now. Thunderstorms around our area so maybe that has cooled us down a bit .

Not much news to report since my last visit . Everyone is doing ok.

We are planning on heading to Mt Airy on Wednesday this week.
The meet up activities donít start til Friday but itís such a peaceful restful place that it does my soul good to go a couple days early and just rest and take it slow and easy . Seems like Keevy Hazleton sang Aunt Bees and Miss Claraís song about that.

Guess I will say good night for now!
Prayers and blessings to all,
Big Maude

July 16, 2023 - Msg 119170: How hot 🥵 is it in Arizona right now?...Itís SO hot MDC was making breakfast 🥓 🍳 🥞 on his car hood this morning and couldnít keep up with it....Prayers for some relief Buddy, you guys need some out there for sure....


July 18, 2023 - Msg 119171:

Hello all! Sorry to have been away from the porch for a few days,
but have been helping with keeping the homeless hydrated with bottled water in
this record breaking heat. Today we tied the 1974 record of 18 days
in a row of 110 or hotter. Amazing thing is, that's back when many places
still just had "evap coolers," like I had in my classroom as a teacher!
Of course, we were not in school at this time, but going back at the end of August
was still very hot! The forecast is still calling for more such days. It almost feels
like a Twilight Zone episode; but we're pretty hardy, and have been staying inside
as much as possible. Here's the forecast... https://www.fox10phoenix.com/10-day-forecast
That cooking breakfast on the car is actually pretty real right now! Yikes!
GH and Maudie, have a good time at the Meet-Up and say Hey to everyone
for us. I talked on the phone with pappabear on Sunday. He is doing well still
in Danville, Ill. His weather is humid, but not too hot so far.

Hi to Boo, NN, Charlotte, John Masters, Spotty, Possum, Billy Ray, PH and all.
Hope everyone is doing ok. Thanks for the prayers, as we may actually get some rain

Tonight on Me-TV was the episode where Opie gets straight As. Maybe its my
teaching experience coming out; but for a student getting all As, but his test
scores in the class record book don't show that, I don't think a teacher
would really make such a mistake, especially in her small class. That always
sort of 'bothered' me about that episode.
Just sayin'. I know, I need a hobby! haha God bless,

July 19, 2023 - Msg 119172:

Just a quickie tonight...
Name this episode from this one word: Bulbsnatcher! :)
(It was on me-tv tonight.)

Hey POSSUM, how about some more trivia
as we bake out here in the west?

Hangin' in there,

July 19, 2023 - Msg 119173: Up in Barneyís Room episode....

July 19, 2023 - Msg 119174: Hey Porch Family- Someone beat me to the answer,but congrats to the mystery poster on guessing the Bulbsnatcher episode!

Good to hear that Pappa Bear is doing well.

I feel for ya, MDC,it's been hot (DANG hot, as Rev used to say) here too. In honor of our triple digit temps, how about THREE trivia questions?

Here ya go:

1. What is Clarence Earp told his real last name is?

2. How many times does Gentleman Dan Caldwell pull the trigger on Barney's gun?

3.What room in the Taylor house has a crack in the ceiling?

Y'all get to guessing! The winner gets a cd of the greatest hits of Leonard Blush!

possum u.a.r.

July 19, 2023 - Msg 119175:

To message 119173: Correct!

As far as Possum's go,

1.--no guess as I havent seen the color ones in quite a while. :(
2.-- I believe it was 5, as Andy shot the 6th.
3.-- I will say the Kitchen. BOO, (and all) what say you?

But really, Leonard Blush? Is that all you can think about, Leonard Blush? haha

We're hangin' in there with the heat, but I think on my end of the porch
we will all wake up soon,
and it will be snowing! :)
If any of you saw M*A*S*H tonight on me-tv, it was the VEE-hickle episode!

July 20, 2023 - Msg 119176: Good job, MDC-you did get 2 out of 3 right!! Sorry I can't award ya the Leonard Blush cd,though! We'll have to save that as a prize for another quiz.

I won't give the "Clarence Earp" answer just yet-someone might pop up with the correct answer!

Y'all stay cool- heat index at my rock today is 107.Dang hot!!

possum again

July 20, 2023 - Msg 119177: Hey guys! GooberFife asked my to share my Facebook link here so y'all can follow along with some of the goings on during the Mayberry Meet-up this weekend. https://www.facebook.com/anewsome

July 20, 2023 - Msg 119178: possum,

Clarence's name was...Dempsey *ding*

John Masters

July 21, 2023 - Msg 119179: You're correct, John Masters! Your education was worth every penny!

Thanks for the link,Floyd-y'all have fun up in Mayberry!

possum once more

July 21, 2023 - Msg 119180: Rest In Peace, Tony Bennett.

July 21, 2023 - Msg 119181: I would like to contribute a trivia question. In two episodes, the population of Mayberry is mentioned. Once, a ball park estimate was given. A second time, an exact figure was given. What were they?

from Poor Horatio aka Clarence Earp Dempsey

July 21, 2023 - Msg 119182: Wow PH you got me on that one..Might have to put that one out for tomorrowís trivia question @ the Meeg-Up.

Just finished up for the night had a good turnout, looked to be around 100 folks tonight. Hopefully Floyd will put up some pictures on the inter web...


July 22, 2023 - Msg 119183: Good Saturday to everybody! G-F, thanks for checking in from the Meet- Up. Y'all sure had a good turnout! I've seen some of Alan's posts on FB and it sounds like there are lots of fun events and plenty to see & do. Hate that I missed it-y'all enjoy!!

PH, you got me too! I'll take a stab at it but this is strictly a guess: Ball park estimate is 105. Exact figure is 118. I'm sure I'm no where near the correct answer!

Happy Birthday to Homemaker! Sent Spot up to O'Malley's cabin to see if he's gone to D-Troit for the weekend & also to make sure the A/C is working! We'll head up there later today for Homemaker's birthday bash. MDC, you bring the mulberry squeezins!

possum u.a.r.

July 22, 2023 - Msg 119184:

2000? - MDC :)

July 23, 2023 - Msg 119185: Per the population, I know the sign at the railroad station says 5000 something but I don't recall the exact number.

Billy Ray the Forgetful Postman

July 24, 2023 - Msg 119186:

Good Sabbath to all!
Putting out an APB for Charlotte and KY Girl.
Hope you both are OK as you havent posted in a while.

I watched Floyd's video from the Meet-up, and it looks
like all had a good time, and that all went well.
Maybe GF and Big Maude will give us a check point chickie on it.

BOO--in your job hunting have you given any thought to being
one of those Visiting Angels? I know that Ro did it for a
while and it was very fulfilling helping the seniors at home.

Billy Ray, what episode has that railroad station sign?
I'll try to find it online any check it out.

Homemaker, Happy birthday to you! Good time at O'Malley's!
Were still doing ok thru this heat wave. It is now around day
25 of over 110 IN A ROW! At least it is dry. About 8% humidity.

Keep well.

July 24, 2023 - Msg 119187: Tired as a Dog ...But had the time of my life..* In by Best Gomer voice...We had over a hundred Folks!

More later....G-F

July 24, 2023 - Msg 119188: The population sign was a color episode, I think Mayberry RFD. The exact number was 5360. I'm trying to figure out how to link to an image but failing something miserable.

Billy Ray the Not Ept Computer User

July 24, 2023 - Msg 119189: Happy Heavenly Birthday to our dear Romeena.

possum u.a.r.

July 24, 2023 - Msg 119190: Iím thinking Romeena, Asa, Rev, Tom are enjoying Heavenís equivalent of Babeís chicken today in her honor.

Thatís how Iíd like to imagine it...🤷🏼‍♂️...G-F

July 24, 2023 - Msg 119191: Wanted to drop in on dear Romeena's birthday. I know we all miss her.

Bruce did some work on my computer so it is up and running so I can sit down at the keyboard. It makes it so much easier for me than trying to type on my little cell phone.

Things are really hot here in south texas and we are stying inside alot in the hot part of the day but it wont last forever.

Bruce has doing some landscaping in this heat! I dont know how he does it.

Sean is still doing well on his job and recently sold his car and bought another more fuel efficient one. Its a 2020 Honda, black. Really nice and comfortable.

Erin is making progress and still working. she has her difficult days but is still sober. We are very thankful for that. We did get some answers concerning her behavior issues and understand better how to cope with things.

Not much else to report. We are all just trying to stay cool.


July 25, 2023 - Msg 119192:

Here's a pretty difficult trivia question
for y'all:
What was the "official nomenclature" for the
motorcycle that Barney bought at the auction?


July 25, 2023 - Msg 119193: MDC, I had to cheat for the answer. Too many initials is hard on the medulla oblongata. Rounds about 4:40 in if the link doesn't take you there.


Billy Ray the Retired Postman

July 25, 2023 - Msg 119194: Good Tuesday folks. hoping everyone is doing well today.

Mr. Maude and I got back from the Mayberry meet up about 2pm on Sunday. Its only about a 2 1/2 hour
drive for us. We went over on Wednesday to enjoy the town as well as the rest and relaxation. We had a grand time. The weather was beautiful. Its always a great time and this year was no exception. From the pickle contest to the amateur tribute artist dress up contest there was not a dull moment. I have to say our own GF made a really good Buzz Jenkins, chicken thief. There was about 90 folks on Friday and about 100 on Saturday
night. Lots of music, trivia, a raffle and door prizes. I look forward to next year!

It's good to see BOO posting again.
Hello to Billy Ray, MDC, Possum, John Masters, GF and those I may have missed.

I better get busy here at work.
Prayers and blessing to all
Big Maude

July 26, 2023 - Msg 119195:

Good Sabbath to all!
Billy Ray, you found it for sure, but like u say you "cheated!" ha
Yup, it is an RJ 300 ! (Which, from what I can tell, is just a made up name.)

Maudie, so glad you two had a good time. So nice that you live so "close!"
Hmm, I'm trying to picture our GF as a "mere chicken thief" (and what not) :)
And thanks for all your prayers. Hope the pastor is still doing well.
BOO--good to see you again on the porch. Seems like things are going pretty well
these days. How goes the job hunt? Ever think of being one of those
visiting angels nurses? Thanks for the reminder about Ro's birthday in heaven.
Hope to see you more with your computer working better now.
Good for Erin too!
Hey to Possum! :)
Keep well porchsters!

July 26, 2023 - Msg 119196: Boo, to help you with your nursing job search, check out https://www.indeed.com/q-Nurse-l-Texas-jobs.html?vjk=d3fab14d581fca72 and https://www.indeed.com/q-Nurse-l-Texas-jobs.html?vjk=d3fab14d581fca72.
Well it looks like there are no more guesses to my trivia question about the population of Mayberry.

In the opening scene of season 8, episode 30 (the last episode), a sign at the railroad station lists the population and elevation of Mayberry:

Population: 5,360
Elevation: 671

However, this conflicts with the comment made by choir director John Masters to Andy Taylor, that "there's got to be a decent tenor in a town of two-thousand people" in the episode The Song Festers Ė season 4, episode 20. And, in season 7, episode 23 ("The Statue"), Howard Sprague refers to a population of 1,800.

from Poor Hoatio

July 27, 2023 - Msg 119197:

HI PH, Thanks for the answers. When I said "2000?" above, I must have
been remembering the songfesters episode, as that figure was in the 'recesses
of my mind!' ha
I'm not a big color ep watcher, but I guess we could say a population drop
of 200 was maybe due to gold being found in the hills (or some such thing)!:)
And then 4 years later,
a big population boon to 5360! How's that sound?

July 29, 2023 - Msg 119198:

Happy weekend all! :) mdc

July 29, 2023 - Msg 119199: Watching the news is depressing. High temperatures are killing people and affecting food production, dust storms in Arizona, wildfires are posing a danger to not only humans, but also to animals and their habitats, temperatures off the Atlantic Ocean coast near Florida are killing coral reefs, and Russia continues its military action that so far, can't be stopped. This all makes me wonder if the end of he world is near. I pity those who are bringing children into this world. It is a major reason why I don't have children of my own. I don't want any of them to experience all the problems and dangers like many of us. Instead of working together to solve problems, we seem to be doing the opposite and creating additional problems. As a result, I am not looking forward to the future of this planet.

from Poor Horatio

July 29, 2023 - Msg 119200: Stopped by to check in on my porch buddies and so happy to see all the trivia going on. reminds me of the old days. Speaking of old, a few of us have birthdays this month. I was just thinking that I am now about the age that Romeena was when I joined the porch. I thought she was kind of old then..I didnt know what old was!

I dont mean to stay away so much but I have this bone spur in my neck that causes alot of discomfort running down my shoulder and left arm when I type at this keyboard or play my piano. I tried different things like propping the arm on a pillow but nothing really helps much. I guess its time to see the doctor about it.

MDC, yes I have thought about a home health job and have applied for a few but no response. I suspect that with covid, alot of tired and burned out hospital nurses have left for home health jobs. I'm not giving up though. I actually had an interview at a behavioral hospital in Corpus but during the interview realized I would not be a good fit. Im just too old for twelve hour shifts and the possibility of being assaulted by a patient. I guess i will leave it in God's hands and see what happens.

MDC, sounds like it has been dreadfully hot there. It started out being one of the hottest spots in the nation here but not anymore. The heat has spread and our temps are more like normal for this time of year, it just started earlier than normal. I often think of your story of your relatives wrapping up in wet sheets to sleep on the porch in the old days. That wouldnt work here because of the high dew point, though. It stays dreadful even throughout the night. I am so thankful for air conditioning. I dont mind saying I am more than a little concerned about this weather pattern since it just seems to get worse each summer. I try not to worry about what I cant do anything about but you all know how much I hate the heat so this is a real bummer for me.

Well, I've been working on some christmas quilts for the family and that has been fun so far. I am already thinking about the holidays, as I usually do this time of year. ha. Looks like we will be having a big thanksgiving this year because St. Susan's husband has relatives from Michigan coming down, as they did three years ago. It was a great time so I am looking forward to them being here again.

My birthday isnt until Monday but Sean took me and BRuce out last night for my birthday dinner (erin had to work). We went to a steak house and I had one of the best meals I have had in a very long time. They grill everything over mesquite wood and I had a grilled chicken breast with mushrooms, dijon mustard and some kind of cheese melted over it. It was heaven. It was a really nice evening and I needed one. I dont get out very much in this heat.

I know just how you feel, PH. I try not to think too much or even watch the news because of its effect on my mental health. Im getting old but I really feel for the young ones and especially for animals.