September 17, 2023 - Msg 119340: Glad to hear things went well, Hazel. Over 100 is a good turnout. I know it must have been hard to say goodbye, though. Yes, the holidays might be especially trying this year. Thinking of you and your family often. PS, I really miss Asa, too. He always made laugh and was so encouraging, even with his own trials being what they were, bless his soul in heaven.

The porch has been mighty quiet the past few days. Hope all are well.

We are having some challenges here but doing our best. Not going to get all down in the dumps and share all the difficulties but we will be ok.

Better go. Check in when ya'll can


September 17, 2023 - Msg 119341: I was looking at the archives and came across this. Romeena has her answers now.

April 03, 2008 - Msg 61596: Hey, MW and Boo. That's an interesting observation, about the rain during a funeral. The day my husband was buried was a beautiful, bright May day in Texas, and it seemed almost grotesque. It was raining in my soul, and the sunshine and soft breeze seemed so out of place. I remember the procession passing through the little town of Fredericksburg, with all the tourists crowding the sidewalks, and piling up in little knots as they waited for us to pass. They all looked so happy, laughing and chatting with each other, and I couldn't believe it. I wanted the driver to stop the car so I could scream at them, something like "How can you just go on with your day? Don't you know the world just ended?" Of course, I didn't, but the impulse was so strong. I just couldn't understand how the world could keep on turning, without him in it.

I was convinced that God had made a terrible mistake, and it took me several years to get past that, and to return to my lifelong belief that God doesn't make mistakes. I still have questions, always will, but the tone of those questions has changed. It has gone from "what were You thinking?!!" to "I don't understand why You took him when You did, but I know You had a reason, and I look forward to learning what it was someday."

To question, with the right attitude, can be healthy, and actually affirms the sovereignty of God, because it pre-supposes that He had a reason, and acknowledges that we just don't understand, but He does. That's where I am today, and believe me, it's a much more comfortable place than where I started out. --Romeena


September 19, 2023 - Msg 119342:

HI ALL! I've just been busy!
Will post more soon.
MDC :)

September 20, 2023 - Msg 119343: Hey MDC, been really busy here too!!

I’ll just do a drive-by “Hi”!


September 20, 2023 - Msg 119344: Good evening porch,
Just stopping by to say Hi, There have been a lot of answers to prayers this week!! Thank you so much. Please continue to pray. Off to try to get some sleep, as it has been very allusive lately.
~New Neighbor

September 21, 2023 - Msg 119345: Good morning, everyone! Just wanted to stop by to say hello. My 4 month old pups have me up at 5:00 most mornings, so I'm a little sleep deprived these days. I hope you get some good sleep, New Neighbor. I'm keeping you all in my prayers.

September 22, 2023 - Msg 119346:

Hello everyone! I hope that GF and Maudie are enjoying Mayberry Days.
Sure wish I could go to one.
It is interesting to see tags actors on other shows. Recently I saw publisher,
"Mr Jackson" on Perry Mason and Gunsmoke!
Tonight on "Jailbreak" you can really see the pack of smokes in Barney's shirt pocket.
It is near the beginning when he is talking to the FBI man. It was also the first tags
that Allen Melvin had a role in. I love Barn's line about being called Chopper and
Mad Dog, but never Tattletale! haha
BOO- I hope all is well with your family these days, and thank you for that Ro post.
and Charlotte, good to see you again, and also New Neighbor and Mizzy.
NN, glad things are getting better.
Our weather is now in the 90s and feels so good! :) But our gas is back up to 4.99. :(

Prayers for all!

September 23, 2023 - Msg 119347: Thanks, MDC, we have been busy and have had highs and lows. I cant remember what I have told you already. I started seeing patients in my new job and it has been very rewarding already. Because I dont have a full case load and am paid by the visit, not the time, I can take my time and visit them. I have some wonderful elderly patients already. I am catching on to the computer program, too, so I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.

We still have little Mari in our home, but mom is in a hotel somewhere. Several days ago, she didnt come home from work and was in a hotel room with a strange man drinking and who knows what else. She was made to leave our home and caseworker was notified. Erin was so angry but things have calmed down and the little girl is doing well here. She starts kinder on Tuesday. Today Bruce and I took her to the birthday party of one of our little neices and she had a wonderful time. It was probably the first birthday party she had ever been to. She played for hours and got along with the other children so well. When we were leaving she said,"That was a good birthday party. Everybody was so nice to me. I will have the memory always"..(her exact words). She is a smart little thing. Today she asked me about DNA and then later asked me, "Why is a stop sign in the shape of a hexagon?". She has never gone to school, has practically raised herself, and she is so intelligent. God please give her a better life.

New Neighbor, I hope you get some sleep and grateful to hear that you are receiving answers to prayer. ((hug)).

Hey to Mizzy. You have a puppy?! Today at the birthday party we attended there were two little bassett hound puppies and I do believe they were the cutest pups I ever saw. My son Sean who is 28 and a supreme dog lover, was in heaven. One of them fell asleep in his lap with her little head on his shoulder!

Hope You all have a good weekend and week.


September 26, 2023 - Msg 119348: Morning Porchsters! Ya’ll sure are keeping the place swept clean! Is Floyd still in charge of that? I was going to close our pool this weekend, but thankfully my hubby talked me out of it—looks like some Indian summer temps headed our way in Illinois this week. I will relish the extra swims! Take care all!
Charlotte Tucker

September 27, 2023 - Msg 119349:

Hello Porchsters. It's been rather quiet on the porch. I hope everyone is OK.
G-F and Big Maude, please let us know how things went at Mayberry Days.
I have a question...has anyone ever dressed up as Mr. McBeevee? I thought that would
be a cool impression to do. And guess what... my younger sister ended up there!
Yup, she was visiting her son at the NC university, and he took her there. Very cool. :)
BOO--too early for this?: "Bert, my lip's bleedin." :)
So good that you are caring for Mari. You are a wonderful person. God bless you.
So neat also that your visiting job is going well. What a great blessing! :)
CHARlotte, yes, Floyd still keeps up the porch, and keeps us all in line! ha
Weather is still in the 90s, but so nice after the hot summer.
More later.
Prayers for all! Love ya,

September 27, 2023 - Msg 119350: G-F Checking In...(Maude did not make it tho.) Once again another great Mayberry Days.. We had rain Saturday morning for the parade, but it stopped in time for most of the events.
Probably Mayberry Idel talent show was the most rain but I was right there in with my umbrella.
We had a big crowd and I was busy busy busy!....

Y’all can check out the pictures on this link...They are just starting to post some of them so check back often they’ll be many more posted


September 27, 2023 - Msg 119351: Here’s a link also to the Mayberry Days Confidential newspaper.....G-F again

September 27, 2023 - Msg 119352: Also MDC...A guy DOES dress as Mr. McBeevee every year. If you check the archives in the photo gallery you can see him in many of the pictures...Ted does s a good. McBeevee if I don’t say so myself...

Cool that your Sister got to go....Now it’s YOUR TURN!. 👍😉

September 28, 2023 - Msg 119353: Ok Y’all here’s a nice video someone did at this years Mayberry Days...

It kinda makes ya feel you ate tight there in it....Enjoy..


September 29, 2023 - Msg 119354: Thanks for the links, G-F! Looks like lots of events and fun.
Charlotte Tucker

September 29, 2023 - Msg 119355:

Hey GF, I watched most of that video, and those trivia questions were TOUGH!
Boy, they don't mess around! ha Sure looks like all went well,
even the "raining on the parade!" BTW, I saw a pic on there of the Mr. McBeevee man.
Yes, he does it well! Twelve extra hands! haha
Hey to Charlotte.
Hang in there folks,

October 01, 2023 - Msg 119356: Porch family.
I want to ask for a few more prayers. My children are getting together on Saturday for the Celebration of Life for their father (my husband) The son is going through some tough times and has decided to not speak to me. It is so hard as a mom to be “shunned”. I just want to give him time to accept his dad’s death. Also on September 26 my brother passed away. He was doing what he loved—hunting. He wanted to kill a moose! Well, he did. The butcher was cutting up the meat for them to pack in the coolers, Randy and his friend went out to breakfast. Came out of the restaurant to leave. He had a massive heart attack and they were unable to revive.
the Lord promised to not give us more than He can help us handle, but I’m about at the end of my emotions.
Thanks family.
~New Neighbor

October 01, 2023 - Msg 119357: Prayers and abundant love to you and your family, Neighbor. I have been where you are emotionally. At my faith's end and wondering why. I hope there is healing and that God will provide a moment for you and your son to come together.

John Masters

October 02, 2023 - Msg 119358:

Yes, yes, prayers indeed New Neighbor. I am so sorry to hear what you
are going thru. Things today seem to be so stressful, and tho I can only offer you
words, I pray that Jesus will give you solace, guidance, and an unconditional love.
You and yours shall be in my daily prayers.

October 02, 2023 - Msg 119359: New Neighbor,I'm so sorry about your losses and the difficulties with your son. I know how bad the heartaches can be with your children.It is a hurting thing,but just keep praying for your son and put it in God's hands. Things can and do turn around. Sending love and prayers out for you and wishing you peace.

possum under a rock

October 02, 2023 - Msg 119360: I'm so sorry for your loss, New Neighbor, and I am keeping you in my prayers.

October 02, 2023 - Msg 119361: May I add my condolences New Neighbor...We will lift you and your family up in prayer....G-F

October 02, 2023 - Msg 119362: Thanks for much for the encouraging words, prayers and well wishes. Sure do miss Asa and Romeena, as they always could cheer a body up!! Spent many long nights talking to Asa. Heaven just gets a little better every day!
~New Neighbor

October 04, 2023 - Msg 119363:

Hi folks, all is well here, but I do ask for your prayers.
My dear wife has somehow gotten a nerve problem that has
affected some of her motor skills. It was not a stroke,
but rather something similar to a pinched nerve. A nuerologist
is going to do a test on Thursday to help determine the problem.
Thanks. Tonight we watched the Peggy and the helpless bachelors
episode together. We both love that one! :)
Hang in there,

October 04, 2023 - Msg 119364: Oh gosh, hate to hear that about Cecile. Sending prayers and hoping the doctors can find out what's going on and get her feeling better! Also, I just read your post on Facebook and I'm with you 100%! Just watch out for the authorities- it is no fun when that iron door clangs shut on you,ya know!
Hey to all-y'all take care!

possum again

October 04, 2023 - Msg 119365: That was directed to MDC but everyone's welcome to read it!

possum once more

October 04, 2023 - Msg 119366: MDC...Sending Prayers to the Mrs...Hope everything is ok and not anything worse then a pinched nerve...G-F

October 05, 2023 - Msg 119367: Hi Porch!

You know it's late and I'm feeling kinda rebellious. Wondering if anyone would like to join me to get a late bite at that waffle shop where the waitresses all dress in those peekaboo blouses. Then I thought I'd take in that risque movie, "Bread, Love and Beans." After that, we can come back to my place, leave our shoes in the middle of the living room and, well...walk around in our stocking feet.

Whaddaya say?

;) John Masters

October 05, 2023 - Msg 119368:

Hey, John Masters, that sounds like fun! :)
In today's crazy world, that may be just the ticket, and thera-pi-dic!

BTW all, what Possum is referring to on FB is this:
As I have been doing for years around my town, I was spray painting over
some graffiti on an electric box, and a motorcycle cop drove up to me
and told me to stop, that I was defacing city property! I laughed and said,
No, I am covering the defacement that is on the box! But he asked for my ID,
and he ran it thru his little computer. He made me leave it half-covered, but
I returned about an hour later and finished the job! Yes, we are living in
strange times, like that weird "presidental phone alert today,
and Mayberry life sure sounds great right now. :)

Thank you for your prayers. Once we get the results of Thursday's test,
I'll let ya all know.
APB for BIG MAUDE. Hope all is OK.

October 05, 2023 - Msg 119369:

I forgot to mention...last night was
"An-deee, what happened to your EYYYYYYYEEEE."

For the past 63 years we have heard that,
along with all the other wonderful lines!!


October 06, 2023 - Msg 119370: Keep up the good work, MDC! Gotta keep AZ looking good!
Prayers to all my porch friends - I hope you all have a wonderful day.


October 07, 2023 - Msg 119371: Just got this sweet message from Romeena’s daughter Robbi concerning Trinket (she is doing well) and getting lots of love:
A little update on the TAGS mascot Tinker -

Took Tink to the groomers yesterday. There was some confusion about the appt scheduling, but the lady was going to "work her in". During the conversation, Tink was shaking soooooo hard - haven't felt that kind of shaking since April. The groomer could barely hold her from the shaking once I handed her over. I reluctantly left and went to my Mom in Law’s to deliver some crafted ghosts. I told her about how I was feeling. She said "you go back and get that little girl!"
I did!!! No shaking and lots of kisses!!! The groomer was very understanding.
We came home and I groomed her myself. Left her a little long with cold weather coming.
Yep, she owns me!!! 😁🥰🐾🐾🐾🐾


October 08, 2023 - Msg 119372: I know Trinket was Romeena's pet,but who is Tinker,Boo? I don't recall Ro mentioning her. Curious,curious! Tinker must be Robbie's dog????

Hey to everybody!

possum u.a.r.

October 09, 2023 - Msg 119373: Good morning all! Just stopping by to make check point chickie! Possum, Tink just sounds like a nickname for Trinket if I was to guess. MDC, thanks for the Peg references. I do believe she was my favorite of Andy’s girlfriends. Baked an apple pie and a crisp this weekend. Tried to peel my apples like Andy and Mr. Tucker. Glad you’re staying in touch with Ro’s family, Boo.
Hey to all! Best,
Charlotte Tucker

October 09, 2023 - Msg 119374: Prayers for comfort, New Neighbor.

October 09, 2023 - Msg 119375: Hey Charlotte! Well,that makes sense! I'll bet that's it-thanks! Hope you have a great day-remember to act like somebody!

Maude,you out there??

possum again

October 09, 2023 - Msg 119376: Good afternoon porch family. I am sorry I have been MIA from the porch for a while but have had a lot going on my end of the porch.

We are about 6 weeks out from baby's due date and are getting more and more excited. We had a shower this past Saturday and I believe they are pretty well equipped for his arrival.

Mr. Maude's 2nd knee surgery has been scheduled for November 20th. Hopefully he will be able to get around better once they are both done.

It's pretty chilly today on my end of the porch. Fall is definitely in the air.

Prayers for New Neighbor and her family. I know how hard this much be.

I will try and do better and rock more often.

Prayers and blessings to all
Big Maude

October 09, 2023 - Msg 119377: Hey Big Maude! Thanks for checking in. I was wondering about the baby and figured it was getting close-won't be long now until you're a grandma! You're going to love it! Praying for a healthy baby boy and an easy time for Daysie. Sending prayers for Mr. Maude too. Keep us posted on things and take care.

possum u.a.r.

October 09, 2023 - Msg 119378: Possum, Tinker is what Robbie calls Trinket. Same dog lol


October 09, 2023 - Msg 119379: Or “Tink” rather


October 10, 2023 - Msg 119380:

Hello Porchsters,
BOO--thank you for that post from Ro's family, and about Trinket.
So glad that she adapted to the new surroundings.
I got to thinking today that about this time ASA would mention getting out
his 'cyclone rake' or 'leaf goat' to start his fall leaf clean up.
I imagine one of his kids does it now.
BTW, I will be making up the Christmas list soon. I am pretty sure there are
no changes, but will add Charlotte, and KY Girl to it.
I am praying so hard for Israel right now. How terrible! My next door neighbors
are Jewish, and have friends over there. Lord of lords be with us now.
BIG Maude, prayers for your family, especially Mr. Maude and Daysie that all will go well.
Charlotte, so were you able to peel the apple with one peeling? :)
Our weather here just will not get into 'fall' mode. Mizzy will tell ya, it goes a bit
into the high 80s, but then, like today back up to 102. Hopefully soon.
Keep well, and definitely keep looking up!

October 10, 2023 - Msg 119381: Thanks,Boo- Charlotte Tucker helped me figure out the "Trinket/ Tinker" thing!

Yes, prayers for Israel, MDC. God help this crazy world. So much evilness.

Appreciate you handling the Christmas card list,MDC. My address hasn't changed.

Continued prayers and love to all!

possum u.a.r.

October 10, 2023 - Msg 119382: Hope you get some fall weather soon, MDC. Its been in the 70s and cloudy here for a few days and we are loving it. We even got more rain today. The mosquitos are out in force but I dont even care because its not 100 degrees! yay
I have been thinking about Asa and Romeena, too. Im thinking Christmas wont be the same this year...and on that note, please include me in the card list with no changes. Thanks!

Had a nursing visit with a very sweet elderly lady today and enjoyed spending the time with her. We were able to visit for awhile and she told me, "We are friends". What a sweet compliment. She is 89 years old.

Hey to Possum.


October 11, 2023 - Msg 119383: Good evening, Porch

I have one thing to say. America is just one, big, massive argument. Period.

John Masters

October 12, 2023 - Msg 119384: MDC....As I was cleaning 🍁 in my yard and getting my Snow Joe ready for the season. I was thinking the same thing about Asa....No more leaves 🍁 No more temperamental Helen to deal with..🙌🏻

But I can’t help but think Romeena is part of the beautification team 🌾🍀🌺🌸🌴🌳🌵🌲🌷🌻

Maude... Tell Mr. Maude Me and the rest of the Cronies have him in our prayers on his pending surgery.
He will be able to dance like Ernest T before he knows it!. He will need it to keep up with that Grand baby....

Boo... Thanks for sharing Robbie’s message too!...


October 13, 2023 - Msg 119385:

A few messages back I mentioned about my dear wife having some
nerve issues; well the test indeed indicated that her nervous
system as a whole is acting up for some reason, so they are going
to try some treatments. One is with a sanexas apparatus to
try to stimulate the nerves. Please keep her in your precious prayers.
Thanks! Tags continues with season 3 on me-tv, what i think is the best
season for really good episodes, Man in a Hurry, Peggy, etc.
Yes GF, "Helen" wont bother him this year. Also, I can imagine Ro's kids and
grandkids putting her ornaments on their trees this year.
Boo-sounds like that lady is a lot like my mom was when she was in her late 80s. :)
JM, good to see ya, and Possum also. Trying my best to keep my eye on the prize!
Weather was in mid 80s today! :)
Prayers for all,

October 13, 2023 - Msg 119386:

Oh, Boo, besides all that C is going thru, she had to have
her yearly 'wine press' today! Appreciate your prayers very much. mdc

October 13, 2023 - Msg 119387: I'm sorry to hear that your dear wife is having nerve issues. I hope they figure out exactly what is going on. Saying a prayer

Well, in the never ending saga that is my life with Erin, we have a new chapter. Last evening Erin was driving Bruce's old truck and she got in a wreck and completely totalled the truck. She was doing a driver delivery and looked down at her gps while driving and ran into the back of a pickup truck going about 35. Little Mari and her mother were in the truck too and they all only received minor injuries, some scrapes and bruises. The officer at the scene didnt give her a ticket or she would be looking at a huge fine. Erin has been trying to work three jobs, keep Mari's mom out of trouble (which is impossible), take care of the little girl, and is living in an apartment trying to pay the bills. It will never work, especially now but she wont listen to us. I am completely worn out with all of this because there are things I havent shared with you all. Erin is not well, physically or mentally. I think she is headed for a breakdown and we are trying to help her and take care of the little girl. We need prayer for guidance and strength. Thank you, my friends.


October 14, 2023 - Msg 119388: Oh no,Boo. Girl,I am so sorry. I had hoped that Erin was finally getting on track. It can still happen,don't give up hope. My prayers continue and I'm sending lots of love your way.

possum u.a.r.

October 15, 2023 - Msg 119389: Sorry to hear your troubles, Boo. Best to Mr. Maude’s upcoming surgery. Good luck on the upcoming baby! Prayers for your wife, MDC. The porch is still pretty different without Ro and Asa, but I’m so glad everyone keeps their memories alive. Hey to possum, G-F, New Neighbor, Ky Girl, and I totally agree, John Masters. MDC, I put forth a good effort on the apple peel, but I don’t think it was as perfect as Mr. Tucker’s.
Charlotte Tucker.

October 18, 2023 - Msg 119390:

Hello Everyone!
BOO-I am so sorry to hear that about Erin. Thank God that no one was hurt,
but I thought that she was really doing much better. You, her, and your whole
family will be in my prayers. I know that it's tough, and I wish I had some
better words of wisdom, but hang in there, God is still in charge and in YOU! :)
Charlotte, good to see ya. What's new on your end of the porch?
I hope and pray that Mr. Maude's surgery will go OK.
There are still many questions that need to be looked at regarding my Cecile.
We see the neurologist next week about the results of some recent tests.
Our weather went back up to the low 100s. :( But hopefully next week we will
get a break. We have our church picnic on Sunday, so please say a prayer.
I see that Joe Namath is back for another round of Medicare commercials.
He seems a little more relaxed in these latest ones.
G-F sent me a very cool Mayberry Confidential" newspaper about Mayberry Days.
It is sort of a 'take off' on the section that barney would always read to Andy.
Thanks GF!!
My prayers continue for Israel, and for our whole world. This AI stuff is also a little
concerning to me, but i am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus! :)
God bless,

October 18, 2023 - Msg 119391: You’re Welcome MDC...p.s. I sent one to PaPa Bear too....G-F

October 19, 2023 - Msg 119392:

Oh, BTW, I always thought that Mt. Airy was just a little,
'do nothing' town for 51 weeks of the year, and then a week
of Mayberry Days; but my goodness there is something going on there
every week of the year!! Even Rhonda Vincent is coming in April of next
year! I would love to see that concert.
I'm still readin', but nothing yet about the dish towel salesman,
Myra Koontz, or Miss Phoebe. :)

October 19, 2023 - Msg 119393: Yep, MDC Mt. Airy is jumping with activity. A couple of weeks after Mayberry Days they have the Autumn 🍂 Leaves Festival, and that brings in more folks than M/D’s does!

In the Summer the Amphitheater has concerts every week-end not to mention all the stuff at the Playhouse too!

BTW...Rhonda Vincent is one of my favorites too, I have seen her many times at Bluegrass shows...

Hope everyone is doing the best they can, try to hang on in there folks, but the rope is getting shorter every day..

☮️ ❤️ & Little 🍩 ....G-F

October 20, 2023 - Msg 119394: Howdy all! Interesting to hear what a happening place Mt. Airy is. Maybe I’ll get there some day. Not too much new here on my porch. Weather has been good. Hubby and I are trying to get as many outdoor projects done as possible before the snow flies. We poured concrete in our shed and built a wall to make a smaller room for a wood burner. Concrete turned out pretty good for doing it ourselves. A friend brought her 4 little boys to visit today. They helped me move rocks from around my rock garden as I prepare to re-landscape it. I also let them take home pumpkins and gourds I grew. Hubby gave them rides in the side by side. Fun day! I hope ya’ll are enjoying the fall weather.
Charlotte Tucker

October 21, 2023 - Msg 119395: Hey y'all- I have a prayer request. My sister that lives in Wyoming is going through a very hard time right now,dealing with some major changes that she didn't ask for or deserve & she could use a lot of prayers to help her through it all. Her name is Cathy. Please pray for her to stay strong & to find some peace. I would appreciate it so much. Thanks, Porch Family. Love to all.!
possum u.a.r.

October 21, 2023 - Msg 119396:

Hello all, happy Saturday.
Hey to Possum, you bet, prayers for your sister for sure that she will feel
the embrace of Jesus in this time.
Prayers also continue for Mr. Maude and for Boo's family, and please keep Cecile
in your prayers. Thanks.
Charlotte, thank you for the news. The part about the DIY concrete made me think of
the MASH episode where they put concrete in the OR. Also, a question, is the
woodburning stove in the shed or the house?
BTW, I saw that another life insur@nce co is finally talking about how CP's $9.95
plan is only good for $900 worth of coverage. I recall how Lanni talked about that!
I watched TAGS last night about Andy and Barney visiting the Darlings, and
how ME-TV is cutting out one of the funniest scenes where Andy is trying to wake up
Barney in the courthouse at 4 AM. But, as we have discussed, for such a small
county, why get up that early anyway?? haha I do like it when they all sing 'Dooley' however.
Finally, our weather should get back into the 80s again. We had some, but then it
shot back up into the 100s. No snow here Charlotte! ha
Good Sabbath to you all,

October 21, 2023 - Msg 119397: Family;
Thanks so much for praying. My son came to me at my brothers funeral and gave me a hug. Hey, It’s the first step…I‘ll take it!!
Things are starting to settle down, but still concerned about my 91 year old dad , who is not handling all this too well. Thanks for all the encouraging words, notes of encouragement, calls and prayers.
~New Neighbor

October 22, 2023 - Msg 119398: Hello Porchsters. Just staying quiet, in the background.

Here's an easy trivia question. The hard part might be remembering it. What is the name of Andy's rowboat?

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

October 22, 2023 - Msg 119399: Billy Ray it was Gertrude....G-F

October 23, 2023 - Msg 119400: Well hey gang ! Sorry for the long delay on the porch - My Dad passed away August the 3rd very suddenly - colon cancer /colon ruptured and he went from driving his truck to passing in 11 days - we are all good here - he would have been 92 in December - still active ! Mom will be 90 and says she is fine living by herself ( her choice) as most of y’all know she lives right in front of us - we Ck on her daily ! She still washes - cooks and cleans ! God is good - well I’m gona get back on here and rock gang - and a wink- wink - to a special person on here who has helped me - you know who you are ! But we are all good !! Signed : your talking dog of this here porch - SPOT

October 24, 2023 - Msg 119401:

SPOT! Wow, as I live and breathe, it is so good to see you here again!
But I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I know from FB
that he would drive the tractor and still do everything. May he now enjoy his
heavenly reward.
As most of you know, my church had a big picnic this past Sunday, of which
I was chairman. Well, it was a huge success, with about 200 people
showing up for free food, fun, fellowship, and festivities.
(But gotta tell ya, am glad that its finally over! ha)
Please continue to keep my wife in your prayers. We finally will find out
on Tuesday, the results of some more tests that were done on her. Thanks.

NN--that is so good to hear about your son. As you say, it is indeed a start.
I will keep up the prayers for your family.

GF--good one on the boat name, but now here is a hard one for y'all:
What are the FIRST names of Rev. Tucker, and Dr. Breen. Tonite on ME-TV
was the "What's your hurry" episode, and Rev. Tucker's first name is never
actually "spoken," but it IS in the show! Hmmm

Hang in there folks, keep praying for our world, and keep looking up
God's blessings on us all. :)

October 24, 2023 - Msg 119402: My sincere condolences to you and your family, SPOT. You know your porch family is here for you. ((Hugs)).


October 24, 2023 - Msg 119403: Porch family, Sorry to hear of all the passings lately. Condolences New Neighbor for your brother and SPOT for your father. MDC, Glad your picnic was a success. Your trivia questions are tough ones! No guesses. Continued prayers for your wife. More fall projects here—poured a concrete ramp in our shed for rolling items from one end of shed to the other, put new roof coating on wood shed and sealed some seams on two other sheds and scrubbed one metal roof and the garage door! Phew! I’m beat! MDC, the wood burner will go in the workshop shed. Keep the trivia questions coming, Billy Ray. Hey to possum, KY Girl, G-F, Big Maude, and whoever I missed.
Charlotte Tucker

October 24, 2023 - Msg 119404: Hey to Boo!

October 24, 2023 - Msg 119405: Hey to Boo!

October 24, 2023 - Msg 119406: Didn’t mean to chew my cabbage twice!

October 25, 2023 - Msg 119407: Speaking of Mayberry Days Trivia….Here Ya go some of the Trivia competition…


October 27, 2023 - Msg 119408:

Hello all! OK, no one tried to give the first names of Rev. Tucker or
Dr. Breen, so I am going to try to post a pic of the sign. (hope it works)
The scene
begins with this sign, so you can see that Hobart is Rev. Tucker's
first name, but it is never actually SPOKEN in any episode; so a real
trivial triviality! Rev. Tucker DOES say "Dr. Harrison Breen" tho in his intro.
But boy, GF, those are some real toughies that you posted!
OH, I saw Betty Lynn in a Wagon Train yesterday! Very interesting.
All is going pretty good here. Thanks for all the prayers. All tests are
showing it is a pinched nerve, so now they have to figure out how to proceed.
Meanwhile she got an epidural in the neck to help with the pain.
Hey to Boo and Charlotte. Hope you didnt run into any spiders. :)
Happy weekend. Prayers for the world. MDC

October 27, 2023 - Msg 119409:

Well I'll be! It worked. Thanks PH! mdc

October 27, 2023 - Msg 119410: MDC, I am so glad to see you remembered how to post an image here.
As for me, I am getting frustrated by my increasing lack of mobility. And on top of that, I have kidney surgery scheduled for next month.
I am shocked by how much I have slowed down in my old age. I tried performing some plumbing repairs on my bathtub diverter but I can't get it unscrewed. I got it loose but can't remove it from the wall. As a result, I can't activate the shower.
Finally, I am saddened to learn about all the prayer requests that have been posted here. I wish I could offer you folks more help.

from Poor Horatio

October 28, 2023 - Msg 119411:
Yup, PH, as Newton Monroe would say, "I'm EPT!" ha
But I 'cheated' because I 'copied and printed out' the
instructions that you gave me, and kept it around. I also
watched the pixel sizes this time as well.
Regarding getting old, I am sort of in the same boat.
I need to repair part of my lawn sprinkler line that
transitions from copper to PVC, and I was once good at
sweat fittings, etc, but now I think I will call a plumber
so I wont mess things up! :(
You may recall a couple of years ago I installed a new
exhaust fan/heater combo unit, and for a month afterward
my left arm was one big bruise from leaning on it up
in the attic! I was like...what??
BTW, Do you need a kidney transplant?

Well BOO, it looks like its "me and you" in the World Series,
and you squeezed by in game 1! But we shall see. ha

Tonite I saw the Citizen Arrest episode. Not a fav at all
with everybody mad at each other, in fact, it even shows Barney
smoking cigarettes!
Well, hang in there folks!

October 29, 2023 - Msg 119412: Hi Porch,

I thought I would let you all know, in case you hadn't heard or seen, that the Warner Brothers Ranch backlot is all but gone now. I just watched a Youtube video of someone who visited there and took pics with a drone and three quarters of it is now gone. The Bewitched house, Murtaugh's home from "Lethal Weapon", The I I Dream of Jeannie home, The Partridge Family home, the brick home of the spinster sisters on 'The Waltons", The Griswold house from the "Christmas Vacation" movie, the Dennis the Menace home,'s all gone after standing all of these years. 16 soundstages with offices will take their place. So, there goes even more of the great old sets from the classic times like TAGS. Makes you just sick to your stomach.

Take care, all!

John Masters

October 29, 2023 - Msg 119413: I saw that one too John Masters...It DOES make one sad seeing all that bulldozed to the ground. But it does leave the 🌳 trees nice and full of memories tho....

As much as we hated to see 40 acres backlot torn down too,
I guess we have to realize they were mere facade’s and most not complete structures left to be consumed by the elements.

It still doesn’t make it any easier to process...

PH...We will all keep you in our prayers on your upcoming surgery. Try to keep us in the loop the best you can Ok?

World Series ...All even now 🙌🏻...May the best team Win.

p.s. We are on our own...Floyd is on the Mayberry Cruise 🚢 So I guess we have to Act Like Somebody...

October 31, 2023 - Msg 119414:

Pappa Bear says he'll see y'all at the
Remshaw place. :)


October 31, 2023 - Msg 119415: Well cold weather is here for a visit in Ga ! Down close to feeezing tonight. Was close to 80 yesterday . I got plenty of fire wood ! Hey to all - got to check on moms outside spigots ! Can’t remember if Dad cut them back on from last year - I’m sure he did - got to get them off - don’t want any pipes to bust - well ok lunch is on me at Olive Garden - get what ya want !! See ya there - SPOT !!

November 01, 2023 - Msg 119416: Checking in. Sorry Its been so long but been very busy these days. I had a bout of Covid that lasted several days and then it was off to the races trying to catch up on work-related issues as well as caring for Mari often. Mari is doing well and enjoys school. She is an easy child but all children need attention and she is no exception. Erin has been working alot to cover her bills so that means I have Mari many days when she gets out of school and a lot on weekends.

Not much to report just taking it day by day. Hope you are all well and blessed.