November 01, 2023 - Msg 119417:

Good to hear from you Boo. So wonderful of you to care
for Mari. Glad that she is doing well in school too.
Well, Your Texans won the World Series! CONGRATULATIONS!
First time in their franchise history!
Thank you all for your continued prayers.
More later, Happy November!

November 01, 2023 - Msg 119418:

And s-w-i-s-h!!! Just like a cow's tail
in fly season! :)

November 02, 2023 - Msg 119419: Sorry MDC...I always like it best when the Series goes to game 7..But that’s Life...G-F

November 02, 2023 - Msg 119420:

Yup, G-F, more exciting that way; but as you say, along with the
song..."That's life, that's what all the people say..." :)

As I was watching "Hot Rod Otis" tonight, I got to thinking,
why, on some occasions, did someone have to stay with Otis in
the jail, but other times he could just check himself in,
and, in one episode, even opening the door for Andy and Barney
in the morning. Just one of those little inconsistencies that
always made me wonder.
Good to see you posting Spot. APB for Big maude and others.

More later, hang in there folks.

November 04, 2023 - Msg 119421: Hey everybody! Figured I'd best check in before y'all get a posse up! Doing well,trying to get myself prepared to deal with the time change- ugh! Cannot stand winter as is,and to have it get dark so early just makes it even worse! Oh well..

Had a very special day yesterday- Laci finally got her hearing device activated,and what joy it was to watch her light up and respond to being able to hear perfectly! Thank God for this technology. She immediately became more vocal,and we are praying she will have some big improvements with her speech. Right now we're just watching her adjust to the device and trying to re-train ourselves not to speak so loudly when we talk to her. It really will change her world for the better. I'm so thankful. What a blessing this is.

Hope everyone is doing well. Sending prayers for those who are ailing and love out to the entire Porch. Y'all take care!
possum u.a.r.

November 06, 2023 - Msg 119422: That’s Awesome Possum...Ans that even rhymes..I’m sure that will open a whole new world to her too..G-F

November 07, 2023 - Msg 119423:

Hello all!
Hey Possum, very cool, so happy for Laci! :) That is indeed a great blessing!
And thank you for all of YOUR prayers. Very much appreciated.

GF--a question for you. I am thinking of trying a sweat fitting on a copper
pipe outside that leads to my sprinkler system, but the flux that I have
is about 10 years old. Do you think I should get some new flux, or does it
"keep" over the years? Thanks for your thoughts on the matter.

Our weather has still been a bit warm, but is suppose to get down into the
70s this week. Our weatherman said to dress for the 70s, so should I
wear my old bellbottoms?? haha

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

November 07, 2023 - Msg 119424: Well...MDC...You made me laugh, I was quandering 🤔 the same thing awhile back. I too had some OLD flux it looked a bit on the funky side so I opted to buy a new can rather than take the chance on a bad joint..

I think Asa would have concurred too... Good Luck and Happy Soldering....

p.s. Bellbottoms are ok if you pull out the platform shoes 👞 too...

November 07, 2023 - Msg 119425: **In the Plumbing World I was always taught cleanliness is next to godliness...

November 07, 2023 - Msg 119426:

Thanks GF, and also i must wear my 'mullet wig!' hardy har har
(per Jackie Gleason) :)

And OK, I'll spring for some new flux too, thx.

Oh, Possum, on FB you mentioned about DST.
More and more people are saying the same thing,
once March comes around, spring forward, and STAY forward!
We don't change here and all is well. :)

Later gators,

November 08, 2023 - Msg 119427: Thanks,fellas- Laci is adjusting to wearing the hearing device,and we're so happy that she has this chance to hear well now.

I agree with you 100% on the Daylight Savings issue, MDC! Let's Spring forward in March and stay that way! You're lucky that your state doesn't go through all of this time change mess!

Well,I believe we should be hearing from Maude any day now with some grandbaby news! Bet she's excited to be a grandma!

Y'all take care & remember to Act Like Somebody!

possum u.a.r.

November 08, 2023 - Msg 119428:

It does take an actual "Act of Congress" to have
you stay on DST, so y'all might want to contact
your representatives! :) MDC

November 08, 2023 - Msg 119429: So you saying then MDC....Don’t OVEREXPECT....Right ?.....G-F

November 08, 2023 - Msg 119430:
HA! Basically, I guess so!! :) mdc

November 10, 2023 - Msg 119431:

Howdy folks! BOO--I thought of you today when I saw my first Christmas
Kay Jewelers commercial today! Ha! Hope all is going ok with you and yours.

I saw the Back to Nature episode tonight. Love the JohnJacobJingleheimerSchmidt song! But then O'Malley drives up with
ARCHERY sets!! At least he stayed to supervise. Finally the story
about the golden arm. :) A good episode.

My wife is doing pretty well these days. She tried some acupuncure
in her neck area, which seemed to help some, but also got a cotizone
injection yesterday in her lower back. More tests on the nervous
system next week. Thanks for the prayers.

Yippie, we will be in the 70s for the next several days. Sure looking forward
to that! The birds are even singing more lately!


November 10, 2023 - Msg 119432: I don’t know about you guys...I didn’t realize Possum was so tough ....She gave them the what for didn’t She?


November 10, 2023 - Msg 119433: *She must have taken some lessons from Dud Wash on Gorilla Warfare + Barney's Karate training...G-F

November 11, 2023 - Msg 119434:

HAPPY VETERANS DAY to all our porch veterans!
Thank you for your service.

Wow, G-F, you are right, our POSSUM is one tough cookie! :)


November 11, 2023 - Msg 119435: Ha ha!! Very funny- You guys crack me up!

possum "Bruce Lee" under a rock

November 11, 2023 - Msg 119436: Goes to show...Not ALL Possums STAY under the rocks all the time...👊🏻💥

November 11, 2023 - Msg 119437:
I salute all of my fellow veterans here in the USA on this Veteran's Day. And I salute my fellow Canadian veterans, both living and dead on this Rememberence Day. I only wish that governments had alternative ways to settle their differences. Thank you for your service. And for those who gave their all, may you rest in peace.

from Poor Horatio
veteran of the US Navy and US Army National Guard

November 14, 2023 - Msg 119438:
Thanks for your post PH. I talked to pappabear,
and he gave the same shout out to you and others! :)

Tonite's episode was another one of those that is
recognized by one word: FIVE. haha
The interesting thing is, my wife's PT person may actually use one
of those neck stretchers on my wife to see if it will help
relieve the pinched nerve or whatever it is that is giving her the
misery. Still, no actual diagnosis, but lots of testing of
various types. Please keep up your prayers. Thanks.

I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but you may recall how Romeena's
church did the Samaritan's Purse shoeboxes for kids; well, this year
my church did it. The needy kids here and around the world get a toy
and the word of God. Very cool.

Oh, and last Sunday was the nascar championship race here.
It was a bit toasty for the drivers at around 90 degrees, but
much cooler this week, and maybe RAIN on Friday!!

The list will be sent out soon. If anyone else would like to
be on it, let me know soon.



November 14, 2023 - Msg 119439: Good morning porch! Sorry I’ve been AWOL a bit, but hubby and I are still in fall project mode and the weather has been decent. We’re getting our shed insulated. Hooked up our wood stove, but it’s smoking inside the building. Ugh. Any advice? We may need a taller pipe even though the one we have is pretty tall. More outdoor projects today. We’ll chat soon. Here’s to you and yours.
Charlotte Tucker

November 14, 2023 - Msg 119440: MDC, thanks for putting in a good word with papabear for me. And tell him I thank him for his service.
Today, I was watching a biography video about Ronnie Howard (Opie on the Andy Griffith Show). I was very surprised to learn that by the age of 10 years old, he was earning $100,000 as an actor. Boy did I choose the wrong career to make a living in.

from Poor Horatio

November 14, 2023 - Msg 119441: Oops, that $100,000 was his annual salary.

from Poor Horatio

November 16, 2023 - Msg 119442:

I just saw some of BOO's Christmas decorations
on facebook! Boy did Bruce go 'all out' this year.
BOO, they look fabulous!
More later,

November 16, 2023 - Msg 119443: Aw, thanks MDC. I can take credit for none of it other than keeping Bruce fed and clothes while he did all the work. ha. I think he went all-out this year for Mari's sake and she was very excited. We are discovering that according to her teachers she may have attention deficit and we see some strange sensory issues with her, one of which seems to include a discomfort with physical affection in the past. Well, one look at those Christmas lights and I looked down and her little arms were around me and her head resting on my side. She is coming around beautifully, thanks be to God. Her Mom is making some progress, too, but severe addiction is like an angry bear and sometimes it resurfaces. There was a court hearing recently and the judge ordered her to comply with certain directives such as parenting classes, psych eval., AA, etc. and if she doesnt she will lose her child. On the advice of the caseworker, the judge awarded gaurdianship to continue for Erin and told Erin she was to be thanked for what she is doing for the child. Erin is clean and sober for months, passes regular drug tests, working two jobs, and parenting a 5 year old. It is kind of a joint mission and I have her alot of the time in the evening and most of the weekends. Mari loves being here in a safe, clean environment with someone to actually take care of her needs, which just wasnt happening when she was living with maternal grandma and grandma's boyfriend,,and addict mom. The child is just blossoming before our eyes. Amazing what love and care will do for a child. I know she will have issues to deal with and require some help with all she has seen and been through but its not too late to save her a life of heartache, I pray.

Sorry I have been off the porch so much lately. I have been busy and my days are usually pretty long but I'm feeling well physically, which is a great blessing. Im very thankful, and I still love my job. All of my patients are elderly and three of them 90 and above. They are so precious and I love them. I have to try to not worry about them but what is happening with the elderly is worrisome. So many are alone in this world and will just end up in nursing homes, eventually.

We had our thanksgiving luncheon for work yesterday, and it being a small company only 10 of us were in attendance but some good BBQ was served and lots of laughs. Everyone at the table said something nice about the person next to them or across from them and it was really sweet. Nice group of people. The owners gave all of us either a ham or a turkey depending on what number we chose. I got a free turkey! Gobble gobble!

Better get moving. Have a couple of patients to see this morning. Love to all,


November 19, 2023 - Msg 119444:

HI ALL, Well, we did indeed get some rain, so that was very nice
and refreshing, as we sure needed it!
BOO--so good to see you posting, and also good to hear that things are
not so crazy for you, and so good that Mari is getting some TLC in her
rough young life. :) Thank you for doing that for her. The Lord will
bless your whole family.
Also, I'm so happy to hear that your new job is going so well. It must
be very fulfilling to work with those folks, and I'm sure that they
appreciate your kindness even tho they may not be able to express it.

Cecile is still getting more tests done, but there is a shortage
of qualified techs here, so that is causing some delay in getting some
kind of diagnosis. Please keep her in your prayers. Thanks.

MIZ ? How goes things with you these days?

Our Thanksgiving is just going to be the two of us this year.
We have had family, from 10 to 20 each year, for quite a few years, but
Cecile said that she would just not be up for it this year, even with
my "help."
How about you all, any big plans?
SPOT, are you going to deep fry a turkey? ha

Oh, last night (Friday) on Perry Mason, it was like old home week.
"Uncle Ollie" was a sheriff, and even used the siren properly :) ; a very young
Barbara Eden was a suspect; Marshal Torance from Rifleman was a prosecutor;
Mrs. Wilson from Dennis the Menence, was the defendant; Sgt McDonald from
Adam 12 was in it; and I know the guy who turned up guilty, but cant quite
place him. ha



November 19, 2023 - Msg 119445: Good Sabbath MDC and Boo, G-F, And good to see you posting Poor Horatio. I remember when I first posted on this site years ago how clever I thought your name was! Ha! We have finally buttoned up some of our shed projects. A little more indoor concrete to repair. We got our wood stove going, but it was smoking so bad that hubby had to go up on the roof and out on a longer length of stove pipe. Praying that does the trick! Looking ahead to Turkey Day with a lot of my cousins next week. My oldest remaining aunt on my mom’s side passed away so her funeral will be next Saturday. She was 91–the last of that generation. My daughter and I purchased items for our Operation Christmas Child boxes yesterday. Off to church today. Yes, MDC, we get a kick out of seeing those actors jump from show to show. We’ve been on a Green Acres kick lately. I had forgotten how funny that show was. Last night we watched A Christmas Story Christmas with Ralphie as an adult. It was pretty good. Well, Good Sabbath everyone!

November 19, 2023 - Msg 119446: Oops—Forgot a couple things: Prayers for MDC’s wife and Boo’s family.
Charlotte Tucker

November 19, 2023 - Msg 119447: Hey Gang...First, I too applaud Boo and her family. Sometimes when helping others to get the spirit of the Season, it also uplifts the giver as well as the receiver. At times just as much and sometimes even more...

I think it’s because it comes from the ❤️ and not as much from the wallet..Maybe it’s because I’m nostalgic, but when I put on my handmade scarf 🧣 when I run my Snow Blower it reminds me of my Mayberry Friends...Just Sayin’

MDC & Charlotte....Add me to the list of folks who enjoy seeing “cross actors” on other episodes...Bruce Bilson who was a TAGS Director stated when asked why was there so much of that in the shows back then...He simply stayed it was because they were already under contract with the network.
Basically it was just EASY....🤷🏼‍♂️

I’ll leave ya all with this appropriate quote....
As God As My Witness... I thought Turkey’s could fly!!...
_________ 💥 ______

November 19, 2023 - Msg 119448: p.s. Also if I may add one more quote from a Kris Kristofferson movie...
“When you get Old all you got is stories”....

*Sometimes it’s a good thing to listen to Old People...G-F again

November 19, 2023 - Msg 119449: Just stopping by to say Good Sabbath to everyone.
jennie boone

November 19, 2023 - Msg 119450: Oh my, such sweet sentiments expressed! Thank you friends. G-F, you are so right. I guess we have all been in situation in which we were the givers, but really ended up being the receivers. You are still wearing your scarf? Aw, that makes me so happy.

MDC, I am glad Cecille is going to take it easy this year. Two years ago, I pushed myself into doing the usual Thanksgiving while I was still sick from the IBS I had gone through and I really regretted it. I felt so bad I actually felt like I was dying. Sometimes we just have to listen to our bodies when they are telling us to take it easy, especially as we get older. Curing my anemia with iron has done wonders for me. I am able to do so much more and feel fine doing it. I took Mari to a birthday party today at one of her little schoolmate's homes and she had a great time. I met some very nice people with a couple of huge black lab dogs, which you know just made my day. They were so sweet. The male walked around for a long time with a childs sock hidden in his mouth. I could see just a little peeking out and he kept circling by me wanting me to play and try to get it from him but he wouldnt quite stop so I could. Oh, I laughed at that dog! So much fun.

The weather here is pretty seasonal, warm enough and humid but not awful like the summer. It is pleasant in the shade and we usually have a nice breeze. It is supposed to be really beautiful for Thanksgiving with highs in the 60s and lower humidity so I am looking forward to that.

As I think I mentioned before, we are hosting thanksgiving as usual but I am letting people help me with the food. I will do the bulk of it but I have learned to delegate more and will have help with the cleaning and cooking this year. I think I mentioned that some of St, Susan's husbands family will be with us from Michigan so we are looking forward to that. I have to work on Tuesday and Friday but not a heavy load. Mari is off from school this week so we will all be taking care of her, too. will be a busy week.

Better go see about her, she is asking for a snack.


November 19, 2023 - Msg 119451: Hey to G-F! Good to see you posting, jennie boone! Glad to read your newsy posts, Boo. I know I’m sort of out of the loop, but who exactly is Mari? Happy Thanksgiving all! So thankful for everything! G-F, we just watched that WKRP episode a couple weeks ago. Funny one for sure. 😂
Charlotte Tucker

November 19, 2023 - Msg 119452: Boo...I have made the scarf a part of my snow blowing gear, along with my Brother’s old coat and my company stocking cap from my working days...Makes me feel like a Snow Fighter! 👊🏻❄️👊🏻❄️👊🏻...Hopefully I won’t have to fight too much this year, got used to not having to last year.

Kinda like the “Old Man” In Christmas Story who was a furnace fighter....It’s a CLINKER!...


November 19, 2023 - Msg 119453: Charlotte Tucker, thank you for welcoming me.
I hope you're all having a good Sabbath.

November 20, 2023 - Msg 119454:

"Andy, I'm only made of flesh and blood ya know." (:

November 20, 2023 - Msg 119455: Heehee...I can picture that, G-F. Hope you dont have to fight too much snow this winter.


November 20, 2023 - Msg 119456:

***BOO and SPOT***, I am ready to send out the list, and i just
realized that I don't have your email addresses.
Please send me a message with it thru the FB messenger. THANKS!

November 21, 2023 - Msg 119457: Morning porchsters! We finally got some much needed rain yesterday. Looking to be cloudy and not as warm today, but a couple more decent day temps are forecast before temps start dropping on Friday.
I want to reiterate, if any of you like the original Christmas Story with Ralphie, the new movie with him as an adult is a pretty decent Christmas feel-good film. Have a happy Tuesday!
Charlotte Tucker

November 22, 2023 - Msg 119458: Just wanting to give a shout out to MDC- Great job with the Christmas Card list! You did Ro proud!
Oh, I let both Spot & Boo know that you needed some info from them-I think they've both gotten it to you by now.

Hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving. I am grateful for each & every one of y'all-love to the Porch family.

possum u.a.r.

November 23, 2023 - Msg 119459:

Awww, "Aren't ya kind" Possum, thanks.
And yes, got the needed info.


November 23, 2023 - Msg 119460: Happy Thanksgiving, Porchsters!

possum again

November 23, 2023 - Msg 119461: Oh,and.. PRINGLES POTATO CHIPS!! LOL (Boo,will get it if nobody else will!)

November 23, 2023 - Msg 119462: The Pilgrims brought some over on the Mayflower???....🤷🏼‍♂️

November 23, 2023 - Msg 119463: Wrong, wrong, wrong,
wrong, wrong, wrong.

Any normal person
can see that's not right...

Who would have William Bradford gotten the can from?....


November 23, 2023 - Msg 119464: Ha! Good guess,G-F! The Pringles thing is from a long ago Thanksgiving when I was a kid. The family had gone out to a rather fancy restaurant one Thanksgiving and while we were sitting quietly awaiting our first course,my grandmother suddenly blurted out " Pringles Potato Chips!" That's all she said- "Pringles Potato Chips". Being kids,you know we started giggling which didn't last long once Mama gave us "The Look". LOL

We were telling Thanksgiving stories on the Porch one time & that was my contribution!

Now you know the rest of the story!

possum once more

November 23, 2023 - Msg 119465: Was that along with the Vick’s story?...

November 24, 2023 - Msg 119466:

and the mayo story? (: ha

November 24, 2023 - Msg 119467:

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.
And my goodness, now its time to put up my Christmas display.
I have decided to not put anything on the roof this year.
First, we had a new roof installed in April, and I think I'll
keep off ladders this year! haha
Tonite's episodes were about the lucky letter and Lydia Crosswaite, not two of my favorites by any means, but still
fun to watch nonetheless.
I mentioned BOO's decorations,
Bruce sure did the place up nice.
All else is going OK. Thanks again for all the prayers for Cecile.
GF--I decided to ask a neighbor, who does some handyman work, to
help me with the sweat fitting as it is right where it transitions from copper
to pvc. Our weather should be real nice this week, all in the low 70s!! :)
I'm glad the way stores have changed the black friday sales. It was really
getting kinda crazy lately. Wow, and to think that it all started with those
cabbage dolls.
I always enjoy reading everyone's news. Hang in there,

November 25, 2023 - Msg 119468: Hey Porch Family- Coming to y'all with a big prayer request for Spot and his family. Y'all know that Spot lost his dad back in August.Well,his Uncle Hayden,who was his dad's twin,just passed a few days ago and Spot just received word that his Aunt Jean,who is his mom's sister,has passed. So,Spot has lost 3 loved ones back to back and could surely use some prayers. Asking everyone to keep Randy (Spotty) & his family in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you all.

possum under a rock

November 25, 2023 - Msg 119469: Yes Possum, I remember Pringles Potato Chips. Teehee

MDC, Bruce finished his decorations outside but I have yet to start inside. I have just been too busy and not really in the mood to do it. Right now Bruce is sick with a bad cold from working outside in the wet cold for days, and Sean has a back injury. Im certainly not able to pull the tree down from the upstairs alone so I dont mind waiting.

I had a good Thanksgiving with our family from Michigan. It was such a sweet time! The food was great too but I was exhausted! It was worth all the work, though. The dressing turned out perfectly this year. Its never exactly the same from year to year because i dont use a recipe. Luckily, it came out well this year. We had a cool thanksgiving too instead of the usual warm weather so I loved that.

Today Karen's son Zach and his wife invited us to their house for lasanga. They invited several of us and I was the only one that ended up showing up, since Bruce was sick. It worked out well, though, because we had a really nice afternoon visiting. Zach wanted to talk about his past and wanted me to answer some questions about his late mom and dad, which I did. We talked, and laughed, and played with his new puppy Penny and it was just what I needed after my hectic week.

Well, think I will go put my swollen feet up. Ive been on them most of the day because I did some christmas shopping, too. Hope you are all well and blessed!


November 26, 2023 - Msg 119470: Prayers for SPOT and his family. My condolences! It’s hard to lose the aunts and uncles, especially so close together 💔


November 26, 2023 - Msg 119471: SPOT..Sorry for Your losses.... It’s hard anytime but especially around the Holidays...Prayers 🙏🏻...Buddy


November 27, 2023 - Msg 119472: Howdy everyone! I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving! Been busy with the pups who have now entered their "teen" years. They seem to have forgotten everything Mr. Miz and I have taught them! It's a good thing they're cute! I don't know if they'll leave the Christmas tree alone, though. We may just have to put up a table top version this year.

Hey, MDC and anyone else in AZ - Don Knotts' nephew, Bill Knotts, is putting on a show called "Mayberry Memories" on January 26 & 27 at the Zao Theatre in Gold Canyon. (I've never heard of him before - but it looks like a great show!). I plan on going. Is anyone else able to go? More details at:
I hope you all have a blessed day!

November 27, 2023 - Msg 119473: Hi Miz, I know what you mean. We have three and one is a senior dog. They all live in the house now and it is always something...feeding..washing them...washing their bedding...buying up dog vomit (or worse)..taking them to the vet! I just had to take King this morning for his heartworm test. And get this; an hour ago my adult daughter found a dog in the city who was either lost or dropped near a busy street and she just couldnt leave her there. She called the pound, the humane society, you name it and no one would take her. They checked and she wasnt microchipped. The Humane Society told Erin to fill out an application and take pictures and they would put the dog on a list and take her when her number comes up. I just hope the owners look for her because the people that lived near the park took her picture and Erin's contact info in case someone comes looking for her. They had not seen the dog in that area before. I am so weary of irresponsible pet owners in our area. Its very sad.

Been busy finishing up computer input for my nursing visits and finally finished unless there are any corrections to be made later. There is a wonderful secretary at work who looks over all the visits and corrects or lets us know what needs to be corrected and I appreciate that so much, being fairly new at this computer stuff. If I got paid for the computer work and not just the visits, I would be making so much more money!

Well, Bruce is stick honking a blowing with his cold and I am trying to stay well. I put away any fall decor that I had in the house and am preparing for christmas. Cant put the tree up until someone can bring it down for me and for some reason I cant find my pine garland for the mantle. Im not in a big hurry to get it done but doing a little here and there.

When do the rest of you put up your tree?

I talked to Robbi (Romeena's sweet daughter) on messenger today and she said the family is doing well and in the process of getting Lanni's house sold. She sent me a cute picture of Trink sitting with her siblings, ha.

Better git! Things to do.


November 28, 2023 - Msg 119474:

Oh SPOT, I am so sorry about your recent family losses.
Your whole family is in my prayers. May God give you comfort
in this time.
MIZ, I am about 25 miles from Gold Canyon, but it sounds like
a really neat show. Will look up the details online.
We have had 3 cats thru the years and we were blessed because
the only thing they did (all 3) was to curl up and sleep under the tree. :)
BOO--thanks for the news. Give Bruce lots of vitamin C and zinc, and maybe Oregano
if you have any. God bless Erin and her love for God's creatures.
I sure hope someone is looking for him tho, as you are the interim 'folks.'
With cecile's back issues, I think we will just put up a small tree this year,
probably in about a week or so. Do you think Robbi would get mail at Ro's address?
Tonite's episode in a phrase: "35 cents a copy." :)

November 28, 2023 - Msg 119475: MDC, I guess the mail will still be collected and given to Robbi but sounds like the house will sell soon so I dont know. Would you like me to ask her for her mailing address and see if she would like to receive christmas cards from us?

Have a busy day today, picked up a couple of unscheduled patients because one of the nurses is sick. Made myself a breakfast taco and had a cup of coffee (the official breakfast of south texans) and will be ready to go!


November 28, 2023 - Msg 119476:

Yes, please ask. We could do it thru FB if ya like.

November 28, 2023 - Msg 119477:

Wow, after all these years of watching TAGS,
and only tonite did I spot another 'inconsistency!'
It was the one where the fake TV crew arrives in Mayberry,
and in the bank, where Mr. Meldrin's office was in the
episode where Barney gets locked in the vault,
that office is suddenly the vault! Go figure. HA!
Oh, and then the second ep was about Gloria where Helen gets
her nose all out of joint! Hey GF, has anyone dared to
dress up as Helen at Mayberry Days? haha
BIG MAUDE, any new grandchild yet?
Hang in there gang! :)

November 29, 2023 - Msg 119478: MDC....No, I can’t say I’ve seen anyone dress up like Helen but I’ve seen people act like her tho...haha

But I’ll tell ya though, there are some real good ones. We even have a Malcom Merriweather on his bike now. You can see him in the parade videos...

People spend a lot of time & effort on their costumes. The crow certainly appreciates it...

Miz....Don Knotts Daughter Karen has been doing shows to honor her Father for years...I’ve seen her shows several times over the years..”Tied Up in Knotts”...


November 29, 2023 - Msg 119479: Thanks, G-F! I would love to see her show. How cool that you've gotten to see it so many times! Did you ever get to meet her?

MDC- I think Andy WAS a little out of line with Patty Duke - um, I mean cousin Gloria! But if Helen wasn't mad at Ange about that, she'd find something else to be mad at him about!

I hope you all have a happy and blessed day. I am working from home and I could not possibly get one thing done if it wasn't for the two Goldens on my feet! What would I do without Willie & Waylon? :)


November 29, 2023 - Msg 119480: Miz, Yes I’ve met her, and a few of us went to dinner with her too! I first got to meet her when she did her first “Tied Up in Knotts” show in Morgantown WV where Don was from..

Karen a funny person with much the same energy as her Father. She’s been a regular at Mayberry Days for several years now and she does her show there....


November 29, 2023 - Msg 119481: That's pretty cool, G-F! I've never been to Mayberry Days - I'd sure like to go some time.


November 29, 2023 - Msg 119482: Everything Mayberry Days...Here’s the link. Click the drop down box to see everything this year.

There’s Plenty of photo’s to enjoy....G-F

November 30, 2023 - Msg 119483: Hello porch. A quick greeting and mention I'm recovering from my third case of COVID. I hope it's the last.

Billy Ray the Postman

December 01, 2023 - Msg 119484: Hey Porch,

Sorry to hear of your COVID bout, Billy Ray. Hope everyone else is doing OK!

So, here's my latest contribution to our Porch... I have shut down and cut off ALL news. Period. I am ignoring it, quitting it, shutting it off/down, ending it and going back to the way I was when I was a kid when I didnt care about that "adult" stuff. Things are the absolute, most idiotic, stupidly insane, unreal and unbelievable that I've ever seen! I have talked to elderly people, including my mother (who's 86) and says things have never been this bad. I've had enough of us being right at the tipping point brink, toes to the line, will happen any second, on the horizon of World War 3. New pneumonia, Dems vs. Rep., RINOS vs. Conservative, "Do you see what he did? She did? They did?"
ENOUGH! I'm sticking my fingers in ears, closing my eyes, sticking my head in the sand and covering myself with a blanket.

Two things wrong with our country today.
One...everybody's right that everybody's wrong.
Two...the problem with politics? It's too political!

As Romeena would say, now sliding my soapbox back under the porch.

Hope y'all have a great day!

John Masters

December 01, 2023 - Msg 119485: Good evening porch family,
Just dropping by to say hello and it’s December!! How did that happen? Been praying for the porch family and loved ones. We so need more Mayberry . Remembering the more gentle times and how the family was family. many days going to grandparents for meals, cousin time and jawing.. oh for those days again!
Take care porchester,
~New Neighbor

December 02, 2023 - Msg 119486:

John Masters and New Neighbor, ya both have good points!
Yes, I pretty much do not watch much news at all anymore,
and I also long for those times of our youth, as you both mention. :)
But I also long for Beulah Land! :)
Hey to Billy Ray. Keep up with the pro-active regimen of vitamin
c and zinc. That should help prevent another bout.
Happy December to all! :)

December 02, 2023 - Msg 119487: MDC, that guilty feller in Perry Mason might have possibly put shoes on a cow in TAGS, do you think?

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

December 02, 2023 - Msg 119488: Im with you John Masters. I dont watch the news anymore, either. I stopped months ago and once in a while I catch something kind of by accident but I woke up and realized that for all these years I have immersed myself in tragedy and drama over watching the news and Im done with it. I have too many people to do things for to get myself all worried and tied up in knots, besides all of this mess just divides good people, tries to draw battle lines and I still believe in that saying, "United we stand, divided we fall". My life is better if I just focus on what is happening in my own area and do what I can for people I can reach. This home health job has been a real learning experience for me. There are so many very elderly people in our communities that have no one. Its a mission field, for sure, but if I spend my time in front of a newscast all day (and I know plenty of folks who do), I will be wasting my precious time. Now that I am taking care of a five year old with a very questionable future, I cant let my mind think about what the world might be for her and my own children when I'm gone. It would break my heart in pieces.

Still havent gotten all the christmas decorating done. The tree is lit but no ornaments. My nativity sets are in place and I finally found the lighted garland for the mantle and the mantle is done. Once I decorate the tree that will probably be it. Not going overboard this year, just too many things to do.

We went out to our favorite mexican food place tonight and it sure was good! Im full, though! Think I will put up my feet and watch some Andy.

MDC, I found a little blooper the other day that I had not remembered seeing. It was in the color episode when Opie goes to an upscale camp and meets the little boy with money. Aunt Bee is leaving their elaborate home after picking up Opie and the lady of the house says goodbye to "MRS. Taylor" Instead of MISS Taylor. Ever notice that one?


December 03, 2023 - Msg 119489:

Billy Ray, Ha! And he was so cleaned up, I hardly
recognized him. :) GOOD SABBATH to all.

December 03, 2023 - Msg 119490:

Oh, Boo, I havent see the colored episodes in
a long time, but I think i have that one on tape.
Yup, videotape, and I think Im the only one left
in America with a VCR! haha I'll check it out. mdc