August 22, 2023 - Msg 119255: JM, I always had to assign some blame to the actors for the glaring inconsistencies. How in the world didn't Don Knotts and Andy Griffith take note of Barney's 3 middle names? Howard McNear had a son and a wife and they disappeared and he didn't notice? Most people around the show blamed the different writers for the different factoids, but the was the same couldn't they notice?

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

August 22, 2023 - Msg 119256:

Good sweep Billy Ray, it looks real nice! :)
JM--regarding things like the back porch, one could explain that
away by saying that they added the full porch, and then torn it down (hmm);
but, as you say, when it comes to a middle name, that is pretty well
set in stone. Even in the credits there is a "Script Continuity" person
listed! As with Floyd's family, I suppose one could say the spouse passed,
or like Clara with the two names, maybe say she went back to her madien name.
Of course, I guess none of them figured that people would be seeing every
episode a million times, and with dvd, freeze frame, etc! haha


August 22, 2023 - Msg 119257: By the by, Barney called himself Barney Tibbs Fife in A Plaque for Mayberry so I guess there were four middle names.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

August 22, 2023 - Msg 119258: I thought Barneyís name was Barney Parney Poo Fife

August 22, 2023 - Msg 119259: I don't think so, Billy Ray. I think Barney said his Fife's descended from the Tibbs. It was a name in the Fife genealogy.

I would guess, guess maybe, that when discrepancies, or changes, came about in the script such as Barney's middle name, Don or Andy might have said "Wait a second. We had the back porch deck. Now, it's gone and we walk straight out?" The producers or writers probably had a reason and Andy went with it.
Some time back, I was on the Turner Classic Movies community, which is defunct now, and there were people on there in show and studio business. I asked once why there was a change like Andy's back door going from next to the cabinets to in the black and whites to the back wall in the colors. One told me it has to do with camera work. They probably preferred the person coming straight into the kitchen as opposed to coming from a right side. That has nothing to do with addresses, spare rooms or name changes, but it was an answer to that one question, at least.

You notice changes like that came to a stop as years went by. Characters disappeared, like Chuck Cunningham on Happy Days, but homes and apartments seemed to stay the same.

John Masters

August 23, 2023 - Msg 119260: Regarding continuity placement of the sets on the Andy Griffith Show, I found an interesting web site at

from Poor Horatio

August 23, 2023 - Msg 119261: Great stuff Gang...JM I think you are right on the discrepancies and continuity. At Mayberry events both Writhers & Directors hit on that very thing during interviews & discussions.

This years Mayberry Days all the children of one of the shows best writers Harvey Bullock are going to be there to discuss their Dad...I should be a good insight to hear more about him.

I was honored to hear him once at my first trip to Mayberry Days, heís a interesting man indeed...As was Bruce Bilson who was the assistant Director.

Thanks PH for that link...Very interesting.....


August 23, 2023 - Msg 119262: Here ya go, MDC! Correct answers win a jar of Aunt Bee's pickles!!

Easy one- What is the name of Clara Edwards' son?

possum u.a.r.

August 23, 2023 - Msg 119263: Possum...Floyd asked that trivia question Monday night during the podcast trivia time...G-F

August 23, 2023 - Msg 119264: Well,you should know the answer,then,G-F! Ha! Hold on,though-we'll see if any other Porchster wants to take a stab at it.

possum again

August 23, 2023 - Msg 119265: Possum I do know the answer... But Iíll defer to the other Porchsters. Just send the jar of Aunt Beeís pickles 🥒 to the underprivileged childrenís relief food drive...


August 24, 2023 - Msg 119266:

HI ALL, I gotta laugh because all this talk about incontinuity,
and tonite's me-tv episode is about Emma BRAND, who later became
Emma WATSON! ha

PH--thanks for that youtube. What's really weird about the back
door of the kitchen moving to the other wall in the color eps,
is that people would be coming in from the dining area! hmmm.

POSSUM-I think Clara's (AKA Bertha!) son's name was David, but not really sure at all.

BOO--PLEASE check in when you can. I know that that tropical storm went thru
your area.

Prayers for all,

August 24, 2023 - Msg 119267: Nope,not David, MDC! I'll give ya a hint- it starts with one of the letters of the name of the Porchster who posted before you did-ain't that right, G-F?! Take another guess!

possum once more

August 24, 2023 - Msg 119268: How about this hint Possum...Do you think hurricane Hillary had this type of winds?...🌬💨 🤔

August 24, 2023 - Msg 119269: Clara was talking to Bee about her son, Gail.

John Masters

August 24, 2023 - Msg 119270: Perfect clue-G-F! I think that was G-F up there @ Msg 119268)

We have a winner with John Masters! Since the prize of Aunt Bee's kerosene cucumbers, I mean pickles, has been designated to go to the underprivileged children's food drive (poor kiddos!), we'll present John Masters with a mashed penny. It'll protect you in your travels!

possum under a rock

August 24, 2023 - Msg 119271: Thanks, possum. But I'll probably fix it up and eventually buy something with it. ;)

Here's one from me. It's a doozy:

When Uncle Ollie was all tense in bed after Nora scolded him, Andy gave him a magazine and told him to read an article on what subject?

Winner gets four free haircuts and their picture in the paper!

John Masters

August 24, 2023 - Msg 119272: Dear, Sweet Porch Family,
I want to take a few minutes to say THANK YOU to all who have been praying and sending such sweet thoughts our way. The prayers have certainly been felt. Possum, you are a gem.
Yes, it is true he passed away Aug. when we decided as a family the brain activity was 0 and the machines were keeping him alive. I was able to get all the children here , from all over the US,to say their goodbyes. Such a peace fell over the hospital room!!
He had bought a motorcycle on Tuesday, wrecked it on Wednesday and spent the next 6 days on a vent. According to the autopsy report, there was a ďcardiac eventĒ.
Please pray for my children as were are having a Celebration of Life October 7 with all the children, grandchildren , friends and family. Thanks again. Continue to hold us up in prayer.
~New Neighbor

August 26, 2023 - Msg 119273:

HI New Neighbor. Our condolences are with you and yours for sure.
My wife and I will continue to keep your whole family in our prayers.
We are back to more high heat this coming week, but then it IS August
in the desert! But then we are supposed to get more rain.

In watching the Poor Horatio episode tonight, I noticed a '56 Chevy
in the background as Opie was doing his pitching to Andy.
I thought Ford had a deal with them to furnish autos, and in other episodes
the vehicles are indeed Fords. Maybe that first season didnt have that set up.
Anyway, have a good weekend, and God bless,

August 26, 2023 - Msg 119274: MDC....I must have been a car Goober was working on from Out-of-Town is my guess...🤷🏼‍♂️
JM..You got me on the magazine article question without watching the episode..But I have to admit I could use a good
💈 ✂️ trim tho.....


August 26, 2023 - Msg 119275: That one's too easy, John Masters. The article was on skiing.

August 26, 2023 - Msg 119276: Im so sorry, NN. Very sad, indeed. Praying for you and your dear family.

Thanks for the APB, MDC. I have been delinquent but have been very busy these days. I actually was hired this past Thursday to work for a home health agency in Corpus Christi. The owner was willing to take me on part time even though I am very rusty and will need some training. It seems to be a very good agency and has been in business since the 90's. The goal is to get me trained and see if its for me and then I would go to PRN (as needed). The ladies in the office gave me a review of the computer program they use and it is going to be a challenge but I will give it my all. Its mostly care of the elderly, which I like. Dealing with families is usually the real problem.

I wanted to mention that my Erin has been doing well and is still in recovery and working. She had a traumatic event at work yesterday that I am concerned might set her back so prayers appreciated. A man she knew, who was the father of one of her friends frequents the restaurant where Erin works as a hostess. He and his wife are weekly customers. He is in his 60's and is a pastor at a nearby Fundamental Baptist Church. Well, when his wife went to the car and the man stayed to pay, he asked Erin if he could give her a hug (not unusual) and he grabbed her and touched her inappropriately. She was shocked and shoved him off of her. It was caught on the security camera and one of the supervisors witnessed it. Erin went to the bathroom and threw up then called me crying and I went to pick her up. She said if it had been a stranger it would have been easier and she just would have punched him (she is pretty tough) but because it was a trusted friend and a pastor, it really shook her up. She came home and took a hot shower and asked me to wash the clothes she was wearing because she didnt even want to touch them. I am angry that this guy would do this! Erin is fragile due to her PTSD and drug use. I just hope and pray this doesnt cause her to be tempted to go back to the the drugs. I am going to offer her counseling again and we are going to do something to try and keep that sick guy away from her. It is so frustrating. Just when she is getting stronger and I am going back to work again!

Well, it is nice to see everyone discussing TAGS and doing quizzes. I will try to stop by more often.

Love to All,

August 26, 2023 - Msg 119277: I am so sorry that happened Boo! To think if he did that to Erin, has he been doing it to other young women as well? Creeps like that just don't do that once I don't think.
I forgot to mention before, that I am so sorry for your loss New neighbor! How awful snd shocking that would be, and I'm so sorry your family is going through that.

August 27, 2023 - Msg 119278: Boo, so sorry to learn about what happened to Erin. Ask the manager to save a copy of the video in case Erin decides to take any legal action. If you wait too long, it might get erased. Erin should consider filing a police report.

from Poor Horatio

August 27, 2023 - Msg 119279: Haze, was that magazine article about snow skiing or water skiing?

from Poor Horatio

August 27, 2023 - Msg 119280: I don't think Andy ever mentioned if it was snow or water skiing, PH. I think I always just assumed it was snow skiing.

August 27, 2023 - Msg 119281: Time for more trivia. What was the address of Andy's house in Mayberry? HINT: Two different addresses were identified in the show. Extra credit is awarded to anyone identifying both addresses.

from Poor Horatio

August 27, 2023 - Msg 119282: Yep. The article was on skiing.

John Masters

August 27, 2023 - Msg 119283: John Masters, was it snow skiing or water skiing?

from Poor Horatio

August 27, 2023 - Msg 119284: In the episode "Jailbreak", Barney says the address is 24 Elm Street. And in the episode "Aunt Bee's Medicine Man" Aunt Bee tells Colonel Harvey that the address is 332 Maple Road.

August 27, 2023 - Msg 119285: Hazel, Aunt Bee must have already been sampling the elixir. 😜

Well, Erin had a meeting today with her employer and they had a police officer present to take a statement from Erin. The officer served the guy with a document and told him if he ever goes on the premises again he will be immediately arrested. He also told Erin that what happened to her was definitely assault and he gave her the information to press charges if she so chooses. Everyone was very supportive and it was a load off Erinís shoulders. Thank you all for the concern and prayers. ❤️


August 27, 2023 - Msg 119286: Boo, now the police have an official record of the assault to hopefully prevent a future occurrence. But it does make me wonder how many victims have been from the past?

Congratulations to Hazel for getting both addresses correct.

from Poor Horatio

August 29, 2023 - Msg 119287:

Oh BOO, I am so sorry to hear what happened, but I'm glad that
she reported it, and hopefully get him out of circulation.
My prayers for you and yours, and as you begin your new job too!
The high heat has returned here for a few days.
These 116's are sure getting 'old.' Maybe I can get Calvin Coolidge
to comment on it. Ha.

Did anyone here see the unbelieveable nascar crash on Sunday?
Ryan Preese's car flipped 10 times, yet he crawled out of it.
I dont usually watch nascar, but just happened to be this past
weekend, and saw it!

Have I ever shared with y'all my wife's recipe for an "Omelet in a Bag?"

Into a quart size baggie add:
Shredded cheese
Chopped onion
(meats, if ya like. Cooked bacon pieces, sausage, etc)
Plus things like
Chopped black olive
Fresh dill, etc.
and finally
3 beaten eggs.

"Moosh" it all up in the bag, seal it, and place the baggie(s)
into a saucepan of boiling water for about 20 minutes,
and voila! an omelet in a bag. :)

Hang in there folks, and keep looking up! :)

August 29, 2023 - Msg 119288: Thank you, MDC. She is doing better and is going to begin counseling. The little girl, Mari, that she has helped raise in the past since she was a baby, is in crisis right now and in the CPS system so Erin is growing up and trying to do what she can to position herself to be able to be there for the child. The mom will probably be in jail and the child has no one else at all. All relatives on moms side are illegal and wouldnt volunteer because they would fail the background check. Anyway, Erin has really straightened up, is clean in all respect and working hard. It is so sobering to realize how many children have no one except a parent in jail or strung out somewhere. Its awful.

MDC, Im wondering about the texture of the omelet in a bag. Im willing to try it because I love a good omelet. I always make my in a skillet until partially done, then I transfer it to the oven under the broiler setting for a few minutes and it causes the omelet to puff up to the best consistency, I pull it out, add cheese and salsa, usually and still it back under the broiler till the cheese melts. Its good!

Sorry to hear it is so hot in Arizona. I know most of Texas is still very hot. Its hot here but it never gets as hot on the coast as it does further up into texas. Bruce has a cousin in Irving where Lanni lived and she said it was 100 degrees there at 9pm the other night. Wow. At least it gets into the 80s here at night. The humidity makes it feel warmer but 100 at night is insane! It has to cool off soon, though.

I just looked back at some archives from 2007 and was reading some posts by Millie. Some of Romeenas posts were so sweet. It was nice reading them..kind of made me feel like she was still with us. I guess in a way she still is.

Better go get the laundry into the drier.


August 29, 2023 - Msg 119289:
BOO--I know that you had a tough growing up, and then there is all that
Erin has gone thru, but remember Psalm 23 indeed says that "even tho we go THRU the valley, he is at our side." My emphasis is on THRU, as there is indeed another end to it! Woohoo! :) Which then brings me to my favorite song...


PS, I think the egg consistancy is very good. Give it a try. :)

August 30, 2023 - Msg 119290: Hey Y'all- Just popping in to check in ahead of the storm. Idalia made landfall in Florida as a Cat 3 hurricane and will move up along our coast this afternoon & evening as a tropical storm. I'm inland,but my county is under a tropical storm warning. Forecast for us is heavy rain (could be up to 8 inches) windy conditions,gusts could be around 50 mph. My daughter & Laci live closer to the coast so they'll see more impacts from Idalia than I will here,so please keep them in your prayers. Our main concerns with storms like this are always limbs coming down causing damage and power outages. Small risk of tornadoes as well. Thanks in advance for your prayers,do say some for Florida because they got slammed,and I'll update when I can. Love to all!

possum u.a.r.

August 30, 2023 - Msg 119291: Oh, not overlooking/ignoring the incident that took place with Erin.Messaged Boo about it and my prayers continue for Erin. Proud of her for doing better by herself and trying to be there for Mari.

possum again

August 30, 2023 - Msg 119292: MDC, I had forgotten about those "omelets in a bag"! Somebody gave me the recipe for that years ago, and hubby and I made them several weekends in a row. Seems to me you had to make sure to use a freezer quart bag, rather than a regular sandwich or storage bag. But maybe that's just what my recipe said. Anyhow, yes Boo, I do think the textures a little weird. They come out drier than I like my omelets. I like mine gooey with plenty of melted cheese! It's been years since we made those... I may have to try it again.
We've been busy here planning the celebration of life for my son-in-law. It will be in a couple of weeks. I've got family from Arizona coming, so trying to get my spare room "company worthy".
I've been having a hard time lately, but trying to take one day at a time. Thank God for TAGS! My DVD player helps... nothing like watching my Andy's.

August 30, 2023 - Msg 119293: Hi, all. I've been lurking here for awhile since learning of Asa's passings. Been friends with Asa for decades on other Mayberry boards and I miss him like crazy. He was a sweetheart with a great sense of humor. I go by Miz (Short for Miz Edwards) on some of the other boards. I live in AZ, transplanted from CO 4 years. ago. I noticed MDC's comment about the weather and, yes, the heat is getting old. This is the first summer the Mr. and I haven't left for the summer. We won't make that mistake again! :) I hope you all don't mind if I pull up a rocker and sit a spell.

August 30, 2023 - Msg 119294: Miz! It's me, Emma! I've talked to you for years on the other TAGS boards... Mayberry After Midnight, the Mayberry Hotel and others...
When I first joined the porch, over 20 years ago, there was already an Emma. So I became Hazel. This is the only board that I'm known as Hazel at. Everywhere else I'm Emma... I'm in the Twilight zone! Welcome.

August 30, 2023 - Msg 119295: Emma/Hazel! So good to see you here! Yes, weíve been talking for years! I sure miss the bulletin board. This seems like a really friendly place, too! Iíll see you over to the hotel, too!

August 30, 2023 - Msg 119296:

Howdy Porchsters! Welcome Miz! You are most welcome to pull up a rocker.
ASA was a good man for sure. He and I used to email back and forth besides
conversing here. I sure hope his Debbie is doing OK. I miss him so much,
and ROmeena too, of course. She was a great person also, and always liked to
welcome new folks to the porch! We sometimes get into some 'heavy' topics,
but it always comes back to Mayberry! ha. :)
Possum, yes, prayers for Florida and the east coast. Best keep under your
rock for a bit. Thanks for checking in.
Hazel, I also forget exactly where I saw that omelet recipe, but true, it is not
what one might think of as a traditional pan-made omelet.
Last night on me-tv i caught the Mayberry Goes Hollywood episode. ASA sure loved the mayor's last line: "We tried to tell 'em didn't we Andy." :)
Here's a trivia question from that one for y'all: According to Mr. Harman, what did
Gabby Hayes say to him recently?

August 31, 2023 - Msg 119297: Hello Porchó
Thanks again for all the thoughts and prayers. Paper work has me bogged down, memories, plans for the memorial and general emotions. I love to read the posts and keep up to date on everyone. Sure do miss Asa and Romeena. Blessings to everyone. Have a good Labor Day weekend.
~New Neighbor

August 31, 2023 - Msg 119298: MDC, I think Gabby Hays said something like "How's the show business?"
Boy, he's a funny duck!

August 31, 2023 - Msg 119299:

Hazel, pretty dang close! "How's the picture business." :) mdc

September 01, 2023 - Msg 119300: Hello, everyone! I hope you all have a happy and restful Labor Day weekend! It's a balmy 89 in AZ - the coolest it's been in a long while. I think I'll just sit here for awhile and enjoy the fine company. Can I get anyone a sweet tea or lemonade?

September 01, 2023 - Msg 119301: A Miloís on the rocks please for me....G-F...I just finished my jug...Good Stuff!

September 02, 2023 - Msg 119302:

Hello Miz, GF and ALL! We had a good gully-washer last night, so needed
in this area! The storm even postponed the ASU football game for a couple of hours!
We lost a couple branches from our tree, but thats it, as far as the wind gusts went.
Tonight I caught the Mr. Maxwell and Mayberry music episode. I really like that one
because of all the singing. Seems like Andy sang less and less as the show progressed.

NewNeighbor, give a listen to the song that I posted. Here it is again. It may help
to console you. I know you are going thru a lot right now.

I think our real hot days are finally behind us now. Things always seem different after labor day
as we approach our little bit of "fall." :)

Love ya,

September 02, 2023 - Msg 119303: I love the episode Mayberry on Record too, MDC! I love all the music, plus my favorite scene is the one where Mr Maxwell rewinds the tape recorder and it makes that squealing noise. And Andy says something like, better not play it like that, you'll round up every hog in the county!

September 03, 2023 - Msg 119304: Hey, ever'body! Haven't been on the Porch in ages. Saw today that Jimmy Buffett had died, and that reminded me of our long-time friend Des who used to post on this site many years ago. Don't know if she's been here lately or not. Anyway, for any of the old crowd who remember me -- I used to post all the time in the late 90s and I think into the early 2000s, greetings! Best of luck to you and yours.


September 03, 2023 - Msg 119305: Howdy, Gomer!
MDC - where in AZ do you call home? We're in Gold Canyon. Looks like it's gonna heat up towards the end ov the week.
Happy Sabbath to you all.

September 03, 2023 - Msg 119306: Well hello to Miz! Hope you keep coming back to sit and jaw with us.

Thanks for the encouragment concerning Erin. I am thankful, as always. Things are going pretty smoothly. It is heartbreaking to hear the little girl talk about her insecurities but for now she is happy here and feels secure. Frankly, I would like to kick her mother in the seat of the pants and tell her to get it together. We will see what happens.

Well, I have to go to Walmart for a few essentials but I think some TAGS will be in order soon. Its so good for the nerves.

I made a big pan of chicken enchiladas today and they were good! Wish you could all be here.

New Neighbor, you are in my thoughts. I miss Romeena and ASA so much, too. I was just thinking about the holidays and how they will be missing from my christmas card list this year. Hard to fathom.

Hang in there All,

September 03, 2023 - Msg 119307: Oh, almost forgot, apparently, the face melted off one of the Buccee stores here in Texas! ha It is hot! Today Erin tried to take little Mari to the park and they city had it roped off due to how hot the playground equipment was. That was a first. Do they do that in Arizona, MDC?


September 03, 2023 - Msg 119308:
BOO--not that I have heard, but most are hard plastic now
instead of metal. But Wow, that sure is hot for your area!
Miz... we are just a hop, skip, and a jump from you
in tempe. :) good to see ya! Please, don't be a
stranger. I remember Des very well.
Just passing thru today folks. Good Sabbath to all!

September 04, 2023 - Msg 119309: Wishing our Porch Family a safe and happy Labor Day! Good to see the porch all nice and full! Welcome to Gomer & Miz!

possum u.a.r.

September 04, 2023 - Msg 119310: Thank you for the warm welcome everyone! I hope you all have a relaxing and fun holiday!

September 05, 2023 - Msg 119311: Good Evening Porch Family,
Good to see all the rockers filling up! Miz, welcome back! Gomer, you too!
It is hot here on the Eastern side of the porch, Hoping for some rain and relief from this heat. Take care everyone.
~New Neighbor

September 07, 2023 - Msg 119312:

HI ALL, just a brief "hy-dee ho" to ya all this evening.
NN, it is also heating up here again after some relatively 'cool days'
of only 102!
All is well here, just been busy with some volunteer work, and
tryin' to live the dream. :)
I caught The Inspector ep tonight with Mr. Case. It's a good one.
I like when Andy asks him if he wants to go frog giggin'!
Ya all hang in there and keep looking up.

September 07, 2023 - Msg 119313: Join me in celebrating Laci's 20th birthday today! Wow,where does the time go?! I remember sharing the news of her birth with y'all like it was just the other day-twenty years ago!

Happy Birthday, Laci!!

possum under a rock

September 07, 2023 - Msg 119314: Happy Birthday 🎉 Laci...Grandma Possum gets out from under her rock for this one!...G-F

September 08, 2023 - Msg 119315:

I do indeed remember the announcement of
your birth!
God Bless,

September 08, 2023 - Msg 119316: Thanks,fellas- Laci had a very happy birthday! She played hooky from school and we took her out to lunch and boy,did she pack away the food! She also enjoyed opening her presents and her birthday cake,so all in all,I think she had a great day!

possum again

September 08, 2023 - Msg 119317: Happy weekend, everyone! We're expecting record breaking temps. It's getting old, isn't it, MDC? We have 2 puppy golden retrievers to keep us busy. We got them a little pool and they LOVE it!!

September 09, 2023 - Msg 119318:

Happy Friday everyone! Yes MIZ, yes, this summer has been DANG hot!
But at least these current temps will go back down starting Monday!

I see that Joe Nameth is doing Medicare TV commercials again.
Poor guy looks so desperate. I recall how Ro would always comment.

Tonite I saw both tags eps...Quiet Sam first. At the end when people gathered
at the house, I remember in our neighborhood when my siblings were born, neighbors
would bring food, side dishes, and goodies, etc. No singin' tho! ha

The second was Barney Gets His Man about the escaped con. It dawned on me during
the barn scene that Barney was LITTERING his gum wrappers in there! haha! :)

Hang in there and keep well my friends! Prayers,

September 09, 2023 - Msg 119319: MDC...Romeena would also comment how annoying Jimmy ďJJĒ Walker was too...This I agree...

Iím getting prepared for Mayberry Days, got the Goobmobile serviced yesterday so hopefully no problems. I would welcome some relief at the pumps ⛽️ but I ainít OVEREXPECTING .

It is about a 6 hr. trip for me, Iím not liking the drive, but the destination is worth the drive...Hopefully Iíll run into PaPa Bears Friend again this year...

Miz...I have two Friends who have Goldenís, they certainly are smart dogs 🐕 arenít they?

G-F...Goober Fife

September 11, 2023 - Msg 119320: I have a rather urgent prayer request, Porch family. My sister Susanís son Matt is in ICU for the second time this year. He nearly drank himself to death this weekend. I am really worried. Please remember Matt (and his daughter Emily, and his parents). Thank you.


September 12, 2023 - Msg 119321:

BOO--I will indeed hold them all up in prayer. So sorry
to hear this about Matt.
Also remembering the 3000 of 9-11 today.
Lord be with us.
I hope everyone is doing ok.
Not sure what happened to Charlotte and KY Girl who were posting
for a while.
GF--when is Mayberry Days this year?

God bless,

September 12, 2023 - Msg 119322: Good Morning,
Thank you for all the continued prayers. Slowly I am going through paperwork, emotions , etc.
It has been good to come to the porch with friends from long ago.
Fall is finally here, as the temperatures have taken a dip and the much needed rains have refreshed this parched landscape.
Have a good day,
~New Neighbor

September 12, 2023 - Msg 119323: MDC...Mayberry Days starts next week..Iíll be right there in it! Wish yíall could be there too.. Itís Fun Weekend!
Track all the action here...

Boo... Prayers 🙏🏻 For Matt...


September 12, 2023 - Msg 119324: Sending many prayers,Boo. Continued prayers for you,New Neighbor.

possum once more

September 12, 2023 - Msg 119325: Thank you for the prayers for Matt. He is still in the ICU and will be for a few days while he detoxes from the alcohol. Alcohol withdrawal is dangerous for someone like Matt who has had a heart attack. He was also in atrial fibrillation when he got to the hospital so they had to do a procedure to shock the heart and get him into a normal rhythm (I think you had that done didnít you MDC?).

He isnít out of the woods but right now they are dealing with the detox. The doctor told his parents itís up to Matt to accept the help he is offered but another drinking binge would likely kill him.


September 13, 2023 - Msg 119326: Good Evening Porch Family.
Just checking in and praying for the many needs!
Laci is certainly growing up fast!! Happy Birthday, Sweet girl! We have all watched you grow up!
Going to try to get some much needed sleep.
Good night.
~New Neighbor

September 14, 2023 - Msg 119327: Boo, so sorry to learn about your nephew and his dependence on alcohol. Your nephew needs professional help while he can do something about it. My mom and I experienced one of her brothers in a similar condition. We tried to force him to live with us. So we know what it is like to have someone experience DT's. One time, he disappeared on us in our own home and we had trouble finding him. Eventually, we did find him in my bedroom closet looking for a way to get down to the basement. My mother and I had to take turns sleeping in an attempt to prevent him from escaping. But while I was asleep (back when I worked full-time), he tried to push my mother down the stairs. From that point on, we allowed him to return to his apartment to prevent him from harming his sister (my mother). Then during one of our visits, we found him dead on the floor of his apartment. He finally stopped drinking.

from Poor Horatio

September 14, 2023 - Msg 119328:

GOOBER-FIFE, have a good time at Mayberry days. Maybe you could
find this out whilst you are there...A "Bob Sweeney" directed
many of the episodes. Is he the same Bob Sweeney who starred in two
episodes of the Rifleman as "Speed Sullivan?" Thanks in advance.

BOO--one of my brothers also went thru that he-ll of detoxing with
the whips and the jingles, and then he got to know "Bill W."
He is in my prayers for sure, and as PH says, hope he gets prof help.

Hey to NN and all. Prayers! :)

September 15, 2023 - Msg 119329: MDC...You donít have to wait until until Mayberry Days for the answer...Yes Bob Sweeney appeared in the episodes of The Rifleman. I know this because it was discussed by my friend Mayberry Author Randy Turner on Floydís podcast...


September 15, 2023 - Msg 119330: MDC, visit for more details about Bob Sweeney. But he does not have a RIFLEMAN credit listed.

from Poor Horatio

September 15, 2023 - Msg 119331: MDC, notice there are 2 Bob Sweeney's listed at IMDB.COM. One is identified as a director and one as an actor.

from Poor Horatio


September 15, 2023 - Msg 119332: This is the one who appeared on The Rifleman.

from Poor Horatio

September 15, 2023 - Msg 119333:

WOW! Thank you to both GF and PH for your "Swifty"
answers! (A rib to the "guy who played his son!) :)
Later gators,

September 15, 2023 - Msg 119334: Sorry Iíve been AWOL again all. Just wanted to touch base. My daughter and I took a little trip to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky and really enjoyed them. At our hotel we saw a few Andy episodesóďAunt Bee, Call the man!Ē And Allan Melvin escaping the jail because of Gomer and Barney. Also the one when Barney sends the letter about the peekaboo blouses! Lol. And the Ju-dee, Ju-dee, Ju-dee one with the Fun Girls. Hello, Doll. Made my trip complete. Ha!
Hope you all are well. Iíll need to do some reading and catching up to see what Iíve missed.
Charlotte Tucker

September 15, 2023 - Msg 119335: Awww, MDC, thanks for missing me!

September 15, 2023 - Msg 119336: Goober Fife, Have fun at Mayberry Days. I hear you about the drive. I hated this drive to Kentucky. I donít like interstate driving, but all the secondary roads were curvy as all get out!
Boo, prayers for Matt!

September 15, 2023 - Msg 119337: Thank you all for the prayers and for sharing your own stories. If I am honest I feel Matt has come very close to dying three times in the last few years (twice this year). Each time we hope it will be the rick bottom he needs. The first two times he was still talking like someone in denial and was still being dishonest about his drinking. This time seems different and he told his dad that he threw up 150 times in the hospital. He was in terrible pain for awhile. He is saying now that he had been in denial and finally realizes he has to stop lying to himself and get help. We will see if he means it. Time will tell. In the meantime, Susan and I are going to start attending Alanon meetings for families of Alcoholics. PH, that has been my fear; that my sister would find him dead. For now we are very grateful and we may begin to feel more hopeful in time.

Thank you again,

September 15, 2023 - Msg 119338: Wonder what a ďRick bottomĒ is? I hate typos!😩


September 17, 2023 - Msg 119339: Hey to the porch.
The celebration of life for my son-in-law went well last Saturday. Over 100 people there, sharing memories and friendship. Now, to try to get through the holidays which will be coming up before we know it...
I'm so jealous of y'all that live close enough to go to Mayberry days. That is definitely on my bucket list of things to do. Maybe I'll get out there someday!
I miss Asa and our garden talks. We should be talking about how delicious the sweet corn was this year, and how yummy tomato sandwiches are. sigh
- Hazel