January 09, 2024 - Msg 119563: Hey all! It snowed 9.4 inches on my porch today, and it’s still coming down. My daughter and I built a snowman and named it Farmer Ken after my dad as we used an old straw hat of his. MDC, Prayers for Cecile and her doctors. My word for this year is “hope,” so I hope that she find answers and healing. G-F, Did you get snow? There are a lot of power outages here due to heavy snow on the lines. Please pray they get everyone’s restored and that ours doesn’t go out.
Charlotte Tucker

January 09, 2024 - Msg 119564: Oh my! What a nice job I did sweeping the porch!

January 09, 2024 - Msg 119565: No snow ❄️ to speak of, just a dusting this morning that turned into an All Day rain ☔️ and wind 💨..G-F

January 09, 2024 - Msg 119566:

Good sweep Charlotte; and that's a good outlook for the
new year: Hope! I like it.
Rain GF, really? Oh well, maybe some snow soon.
Even our Flagstaff got 8 inches on Sunday!
Tonight's me-tv episode...
"For it was MARE-Ree..." :) (But Rafe DID get his shot! ha)


January 10, 2024 - Msg 119567: Made a three hole fife from bamboo the other day. Looks better than it sounds. Thats all.


January 11, 2024 - Msg 119568:

Possum and others, please check in.
Hope you are all safe from the storms.
(more later)

January 12, 2024 - Msg 119569: Good morning! I’m a little disappointed. I swept this porch very nicely in hopes more would come by to visit. “Skunked again!” as Ralphie would say. Where are Boo, Spot, Billy Ray, Big Maude and possum hiding? That sounds like a mighty fine fife, Ness. G-F, Did you ever get any snow? We spent the last two days digging out from Tuesday’s big snow; now bracing for another with winds and bitter temps. I hope the weathermen are “over expecting!” Pray for my son who must travel 40 minutes through flat prairie lands to work. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 While I’m praying, prayers for answers for Cecile. Have a good day all!
Charlotte Tucker

January 12, 2024 - Msg 119570: Charlotte...We had one day where we got about 2” and a couple of ❄️ dustings other than that it’s been uneventful so far this season. Hopefully nit stays that way!...

Winter & cold sticks around awhile around here, so I keep busy with my Mayberry projects that I do for Mayberry Days and other Mayberry events throughout the year. We do auctions, raffles, and door prizes...

This year I did a diorama of Barney and the Cave Rescue that turned out pretty good...I have several other things already done and more in the pipeline to do...

Here’s a link to the Mayberry events calendar... https://weaversdepartmentstore.com/newsletter/mayberry-event-calendar/

Hope to see some of y’all this year at some of them....


January 12, 2024 - Msg 119571: Sorry I've been AWOL from the Porch,y'all. Some type of flu hit me on Christmas night and I have been one sick possum. Doing a lot better,although still dealing with much fatigue.Haven't left the house in all this time,not sure when I'll feel up to it,but am just thankful I didn't end up in the hospital. Would appreciate some prayers-gotta get past this fatigue. Thanks,friends.

possum u.a.r.

January 12, 2024 - Msg 119572: You’re lucky, G-F. Roads and visibility here today are awful!! Thankful that both our kids made it home from work without incident. We worked outside all morning clearing ice and snow for more. The temps this morning weren’t bad at all for outdoor work, but tonight they are supposed to plummet. Pray for everyone around here that power stays on. Glad you can stay busy with the Mayberry projects. Sorry to hear you’ve been sick, possum. That sounds like my husband. He’s finally getting his strength back, thankfully.
Ya’ll take care, and you southerners enjoy your warm temps!

January 12, 2024 - Msg 119573: Charlotte, I realized today I hadn't shared my vast wisdom for a spell. Huh, I hope I don't sound like Goober with a beard. But anyway, what's your hurry?

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

January 13, 2024 - Msg 119574: Weather is finally getting around to real winter. Lots of wind last night, electric clicked off twicet. High of 11 tomorrow. Gonna shiver through preaching. I just want to stay safe and warm at home. I guess Calvin Coolidge was right about everyone complaining about the weather but doing nothing about it.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

January 13, 2024 - Msg 119575: Billy Ray, no hurry. Especially now. Going nowhere. We’ve had about 15 inches of snow. I’m over it! Tomorrows highs and lows -2 and -15. 😩 Our 2 dogs and our cat spending lots of time in on our porch. This morning I watched some season 1 TAGS. I sure enjoyed the Ellie (desperate female hunter) episodes. Stay warm, Billy Ray. All you southerners, enjoy your heat. 🌞
Charlotte Tucker

January 14, 2024 - Msg 119576: 15 inches of snow? Land sakes. Was about 10 degrees and a little windy when I went to preaching. Just a little snow some time overnight. I'm ready to greet springtime in song.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

January 15, 2024 - Msg 119577:

Hello Folks! Good Sabbath to you.
All is well here, just been busy with things that my wife has
a harder time doing these days, like the laundry. But I'm 're-learning' fast! ha
The good news is, she has not gotten any worse, it seems to have
plateaued, and acupuncture has also helped. The nerves in her legs are
not 'telling' the muscles in her legs what to do correctly. Please
keep up the prayers.
For all of you with the storms, please be careful out there, no slipping on the ice.
It will be in the low 70s here this week, but remember, in just 4 months, it will be
110 once again! Right MIZ?
Some of you may remember a few years ago when they stopped making incandescent bulbs, I stocked up
on 60, 75, and 100 watt bulbs. Well, I used the last such bulb today, so I guess
i am now going to be a LED-er.
Also, if any of you get those 'split' painful finger tips this winter, Vicks rubbed into the
split really does help heal them!
I guess that's about it for now. Hang in there folks, love ya,

January 15, 2024 - Msg 119578: Good morning porch family! Balmy -9, -26 wind chill today. I’ve been hunkering down since Friday. Might need to bundle up and go outside some time today just to “blow the stink off” as my dad used to say! Lol! Tired of having my dogs and cst on the porch, but they seem pretty appreciative of the accommodations. Boo posted that she braved ice this morning to go out for tacos. Sounds yummy. MDC, that’s good of you to take care of your wife! Thanks for the Vicks tip. That reminds me of Romeena. She used to tout Vicks for toe fungus! Vicks is my first go-to whenever I am ailing. Stay warm, Billy Ray, and stay upright, Boo! (You too, Billy Ray!) “Balmy and light... 🎶.... breezes are blowing!”
Charlotte Tucker

January 15, 2024 - Msg 119579: Hey MDC…Thanks for the Diamond 💎 Jim Advertisement…
The way things are today, Diamond Jim had to diversify his portfolio just to keep up…..Thanks ….G-F

January 15, 2024 - Msg 119580: Hey G-F! Possum, hope you’re feeling better!

January 16, 2024 - Msg 119581:

Exactillioso GF, I thought you'd get a kick
out of that ad! ha
BTW, after last night's Cousin Virgil episode
on Me-tv, (I just dont cotton to that one!)
tonight was a Miss Peggy episode! Much better! :)
"I can tell you this, it's 2 threes and 2 sixes." :)

And Charlotte, thanks for the encouragement.

January 16, 2024 - Msg 119582:
Oh, yes, hope you are better Possum.

January 17, 2024 - Msg 119583: Here’s a good one for those of you who don’t “prescribe” to Sean of The South.... About Aunt Bee.
“To live in the hearts of those left behind is not to die.”


🥒 G-F 🥒 ....🎶 "Too, Toot, Tootsy, Goobye! 🎶 ....

January 17, 2024 - Msg 119584: I recommend Miracle Salve for split fingertips, toe fungus, and the mange.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

January 17, 2024 - Msg 119585: Here ya go Billy Ray...G-F

January 18, 2024 - Msg 119586: I declare. Opie and Aunt Bee are singing Too Toot Tootsie, Goodbye right now.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

January 19, 2024 - Msg 119587:

Hello all! Good ones GF! Very funny about the Miracle Salve at
Weaver's. Leave it to our Floyd to come up with that! :)
Today on Wagon Train, there was Mr. Goss as a store clerk!
And guess what, his name was Jubal! haha

On tonight's me-tv episode about the two roadside produce guys,
when the scene showed barney in the 'back room,' i noticed
that the back wall was very close to the coffee pot stand.
They must have moved it up so it would be more of just a close up
on Barney. (First time i noticed that)

Charlotte, Big Maude, Possum and others, I hope you are doing ok with this
weather! Please check in when you can. You too BOO!
God bless,

January 19, 2024 - Msg 119588: Good evening! Still enduring “The Big Freeze” here in the Heartland. Only a couple more days, then warmer temps and rain and hopefully NOT ice. Billy Ray, you need to lay off Colonel Harvey’s Elixir. It sounds like you may have taken the adult dose. I like that saying, G-F. Seems to fit our Asa and Romeena, Tom,Millie, and so many others who used to grace the porch chairs with their presence. All are missed but live on in our hearts.
Watched two great westerns tonight: Sam Elliot and Tom Selleck in Shadow Riders and John Wayne in Rio Lobo. Time to hit the hay.
Charlotte Tucker

January 20, 2024 - Msg 119589:

Hey G-F, just a quick question for ya.
Did u ever install the new water heater that you
purchased to 'just have on hand?' Just curious is all.
Hang in there.

January 20, 2024 - Msg 119590: MDC...I am HAPPY to report that my “21” year old tank is still cranking! A couple of thermocouples and a recalled part replacement is all that I have done to it....
Hard to believe, but the new tank is coming up on her “9th” Birthday...Gaining interest every day...👍

My daughter had a plumber put in a new tank for them least week...They charged them $1,600.00 to do it....THAT IS RIDICULOUS...HIGHWAY ROBBERY!...

Her husband had to go out of town for the week so they kinda had them between a Rock & Hard place. Yeowza!

Nobody is questioning my $300 purchase now!

Everyone Stay Warm....G-F

January 20, 2024 - Msg 119591: Hey Y'all- Just a quick trouble check-hope everyone is managing well with the extreme cold weather that seems to be everywhere lately. Sure is cold at ol possum's rock! Going down to 19 degrees tonight- DANG Cold,as our Rev used to say!
I'm still hanging out at my rock,still too weak to venture out,but I am beginning to get some energy back. Y'all do watch out for this latest Covid variant- it ain't playing!
Have a good weekend and y'all stay safe & warm!

possum u.a.r.

January 20, 2024 - Msg 119592: HaHa Possum...I was hearing Asa say the same thing while I was snow blowing yesterday...Dang Cold ...G-F

January 20, 2024 - Msg 119593: Hi Porch family, sorry I have been absent but been pretty busy these days. Not alot new to share. We are still have fairly cold temps and I am still loving it. I have had a fire in the fireplace for several days. It makes for such nice, cozy evenings.

my pinched nerve in my shoulder keeps me from spending time at the keyboard but I wanted to check in. Stay warm,


January 21, 2024 - Msg 119594:

WOW GF, that is amazing, as ol' Barn would say!
I hope I dont 'Henry B' that record tho! ha
And I hope you didnt get too much snow!

Boo, good to hear from you. How is Erin doing these days?
It looks like you had a very nice Christmas by not going
'all out' this year.

Possum, keep warm dear! Boy, you really got hit with the
virus didnt you. So sorry that it has gotten you down like that!
You shall be in my prayers. (Actually I pray for all porchsters
every morning!) :)

Let's see, who did I miss...Charlotte! I hope you are doing OK
with this weather! We had rain here today, and should have more for the next
two days, but it is very needed. I really like the old westerns also.
I read that at one time in the early '60s, there were 25 westerns shows
playing in prime time on the 3 networks!

Billy Ray, ya better put down the elixer for a bit! haha
More later folks,

January 22, 2024 - Msg 119595: Thank you for your prayers, MDC. That really means a lot to me and touches my heart. I am happy to say that I think I've finally got my mojo going again! Feeling much better and the fatigue has lifted. It's been nearly a month since I've been away from the house,so I'm hoping to get out this week in the WARMER weather! Boy,this past weekend was a doozy! Very cold down here,but we made it through. Hope everyone is managing okay with the winter weather. Y'all take care & stay warm. Love to all!

possum u.a.r.

January 23, 2024 - Msg 119596: G-F, I hope that bargain of a water heater you bought is better than the bargain freezer Aunt Bee bought.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

January 23, 2024 - Msg 119597: Well Billy Ray....At least it had given me good luck by not having to install it!...👍🤣...G-F

January 23, 2024 - Msg 119598: Asa had given me a heads up..They we’re supposed to almost double in price do to Federal Regulation updates.
So Asa is STILL giving from beyond!..

January 24, 2024 - Msg 119599:

Two good episodes on me-tv tonight... Man in a Hurry and
Luke Comstock. I have read somewhere that the actor who played him
actually WAS a con at one time! (Billy Ray's episode). :)
And, in the other,
(which is our Charlotte's episode) I really like the
scene where Mr. Tucker is softly singing Little Brown Church... :)
But I wonder why Gomer just didnt call Andy's house that they had
towed in the car! ha
Well, we have had 3 days of rain! Mostly light rain, but rain
nonetheless. And today I had my ash tree trimmed back
whilst the leaves are off of it. It was really
getting tall and thick, so this will help in the wind storms too.
Not too much to tell about Cecile, except that it has not gotten any worse,
so that is a very good sign. Trying more acupunture tomorrow to help
stimulate the nerve endings.
POSSUM, did you venture out yet?


January 25, 2024 - Msg 119600: I declare! A crime wave at Walmart? Barney should set up a Checkpoint Chickie.

//An Amish family had their horse and buggy stolen from a Walmart parking lot while they were shopping, police say//

What is this world coming to?

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

January 27, 2024 - Msg 119601:

I forgot how much i really do like tags season 3! :)
The writing was good, the episodes were mostly all good,
and the acting was spot on. Enjoyed Rafe at the Mu-si-cal tonight!

Sun was back out shining brightly today, about 73 for a high.
Felt good on the jaw. :)
I hope everyone is ok. Please stop by and set a spell.
I miss ya all when posts are few.

January 27, 2024 - Msg 119602: Thanks for watching MY episode, MDC. It is a favorite. I’m getting better all the time paring a continuous apple peel. I wanted to share this: I recently read Bob Newhart’s autobiography. In it he told about just what best friends he and Don Rickles were. Their families traveled and camped together and just spent a lot of time together. He also said that it was no gag how big a screw-up Don was; he could just make a disaster of about anything! Lol. It made me think that the Newton (Newman? Correct me if I’m wrong) episode was probably pretty true to life! Good read. I also read two other autobiographies: Bob Keeshan ( Captain Kangaroo) and Barbara Mandrell —both excellent and interesting. Take care all. Hope you’re feeling chipper now, possum! Billy Ray, there is this nasty Facebook page that shows pictures of bad parking jobs in parking lots to shame people. One shot was of a horse and buggy in a Walmart lot I believe! Lol!
Charlotte Tucker

January 27, 2024 - Msg 119603: Hey MDC, Erin is doing better, thank you for asking about her. She is still sober, working and being a very responsible parent to little Mari. Speaking of Mari, we just had her birthday party here today and it was so much fun! It was her first birthday party and we were determined to make sure she got one. We had a great support of family and friends that turned out for her. I posted some pictures on facebook, I will try and remember to tag you so you can see them.
The weather was perfect, sunny and cool. Yesterday was rainy and wet all day and I was afraid today would be more of the same but it was wonderful and Mari had the time of her life.
Bruce had ordered some swings for the trees and he got 10 of those hippity hop things, if you remember those from childhood. The kids loved them! We had ring toss, three legged races, and carry the egg on the spoon. Anyway, the kids were great. They just played for hours without any need for adult intervention. It was like the old time backyard birthday parties we had in our day and the kids loved it. Bruce cooked up a bunch of hotdogs on the grill and we had pizza, too, and the birthday cake I ordered from walmart turned out really well. It was just a great time. Certainly worth the effort and expense. I know it will be something Mari will always remember, and that is what I wanted.

Mari's mother goes into rehab tomorrow, so prayers for her please. She has never been willing to submit to treatment before and right now the alcohol is a bigger problem than the drugs were. She has been doing much better but needs help with her addiction, PTSD, etc. Her name is Crystal, if you feel led to pray. Little Mari loves her mother very much and even with all the drama and disappointment, Crystal does love her daughter to the ability that she can. She had a terrible role model in her own mother. It is going to take the Lord's help and I am hoping for that for little Mari's sake.

Besides that, we have all been working. I still love my home health job and am learning as I go. I have just been learning the regular patient visits, wound care, etc. but will soon be branching out into learning the recertications and admissions, which require a lot of time inputting information into the computer, according to the rigid guidelines required by Medicare. I think it will be a drag, but its something I need to learn. I am told a re certification visit consists of 36 pages of information. ugh. It pays more, but alot of the work has to be done on my own time at home.
Honestly, this is the kind of work I always dreamed of, though. It is wonderful to be able to spend time with the patients and teach them, just comfort or encourage them. Its a dream come true.

Bruce is having outpatient surgery on Monday for his shoulder (another torn rotary cuff) and he always is concerned when he has to go off his blood thinners for a few days prior to surgery. His father had a fatal stroke after going off blood thinners for hernia repair surgery so that is in his mind. If you read this before Monday, prayer for him would be appreciated, thanks.

No other news really, except got some labs back and my liver function is really off. The doc said my liver looks like that of an alcholic. I have had fatty liver disease for year but keep it under control. It has gotten alot worse recently so I am sticking to a fairly strict diet and will be retested in a month.

I think I will go put my feet up. Been a fun day but a long one.

Blessings to all my porch family,

January 28, 2024 - Msg 119604:

A quick note to Boo:
Back when I was in heart failure, it really affected my kidney function,
ct scan, etc, showed many cysts, etc. So being proactive I started
taking Solary Liver Blend, (at Sprouts or Amazon.) It is a proprietary
blend of herbs (capsule), and it really helped my kidneys. Latest scan from a
couple years ago showed amazing kidneys and kidney function!!
(BTW, nice post. Those folks are in my prayers.) More later to all.

January 28, 2024 - Msg 119605: Boo, Glad the party went well. I saw the pics, and it looked like a lot of fun. Did they enjoy the piñata? Prayers for Mari, Erin, Crystal, and all of you. Please pray for my Mr. Tucker. He has a minor injury that needs to heal. 🙏🏻 Thank you.
Charlotte Tucker

January 28, 2024 - Msg 119606: Well, after preaching, I spent the rest of the day watching TV. What it was, was football.

Billy Ray the Football Watching Postman

January 29, 2024 - Msg 119607:

HA! HA! BOO, I have to laugh at my last post.
How my thoughts went from liver to kidneys is beyond me!
(I did have kidney issues also, however, and Solaray makes a kidney blend as well.)
As my bad heart was not pumping properly, it really affected both my liver and kidney function.
Anyway, the liver blend really helped my enlarged liver, so you may want to try it.

OK. I think I got that right! :)

January 29, 2024 - Msg 119608: Im glad you chimed back in MDC. I was really scratching my head on that one. I will check out the supplement. I am thinking it probably contains milk thistle, which is great for the liver but in studies it has been shown to increase the rate of growth in certain breast cancers. I have a mammogram next month so after that, if all is clear I will start taking milk thistle. I also know that Turmeric helps the liver in small doses.
BTW, thank you for those prayers, as always.
Bruce got through his surgery today and he said this one hurt more than the last one. I will have to help him with some things for awhile but luckily, this time it is the left shoulder so he will have use of his dominant arm, which will help.

Hey Charlotte, yes fun party and perfect weather. I think the kids loved the pinanta most of all but they got impatient. I had stuffed the body cavity to tightly so it was very hard to break. One of the young mothers named Ruth wanted to try. She beat the snot out of that pinata! so funny but she got it broken.

Better go check on Bruce. Now I have patients out in the world and a patient here at home. ha


January 30, 2024 - Msg 119609:

So... I'm watching the elixer episode tonight, and for the first time ever
I realized that Colonel Harvey never asked Aunt Bee for her address
so he could come for supper. Hmmm. I guess he could have asked someone else
where she lived. ha
Glad to hear that Bruce's surgery was a success. I pray that
his recovery will go well, and that he is a 'good' patient.
Prayers also for our troops. My goodness, it seems like a real
powderkeg over there, and I am concerned.
Lord Jesus be with us!
Our weather has been terrific lately. We may get some rain on Thursday,
of all days, because Cecile's sister is flying in that day for about a week's visit.
Keep well,

January 30, 2024 - Msg 119610: Boy have I got some reading to do !..trying to get another shop built between rains ..Prayers to all...let me read...Love ya porch !.signed: SPOT the talking dog of this here porch !

February 01, 2024 - Msg 119611:

Just a quick hi-dee-ho tonight.
Me-tv tonite's episode... two words: Vicki Harms.
Or another two: raspberry snowcone. haha
And yet another two: Duck pond!

OK, what's the episode? :)


February 02, 2024 - Msg 119612: Hey Y'all- I'm with you,Spotty,got some reading to do to catch up with all the Porch goings on.

Hope that everyone is doing okay. I did see Boo's post about Bruce's surgery-hopefully he is recovering well. Prayers for Bruce,Cecile and all who need them. Guess that's everybody.

I sure appreciate all the prayers for me while I was fighting Covid. Happy to say that I'm feeling much better,although I still don't have my energy level back to where it should be. I'm just grateful to be so much better. It's been a time.

Oh,according to the groundhog,we will have an early Spring-yay! Can't arrive soon enough for me!

Y'all take care and remember to act like somebody.
P.S.- MDC, I know the episode but can't think of the plot!

possum u.a.r.

February 02, 2024 - Msg 119613: MDC, All I know is that she bit off the bottom and sucked all the juice out of that snow cone! It isn’t the class reunion ep., is it? Prayers for Bruce and Cecile and Big Maude and Mr. Maude—-MIA. Great to see you, possum and Spot. Glad you’re back among the living, possum. Back to swimming in the afternoons at the local hotel. I can’t think of anything that makes me feel freer than swimming! (Especially in winter!) Love it!!
Charlotte Tucker

February 02, 2024 - Msg 119614: My nephew let me know at Christmas he expects me to finish a mini triathlon with him in June. Swimming half mile, biking 12 miles, running 3 miles. I was totally out of shape but am giving it a try. While I hoped to become one big ball of muscle, I discovered the swimming is MULTITUDES harder than the running and biking. My first attempt at the Raleigh Y, I could barely finish one lap of 25 yards. I'm going to keep trying, but I won't over expect.

Billy Ray the Out of Shape Postman

February 03, 2024 - Msg 119615:

Billy Ray, try doing the breast stroke for the swim.
You wont break any speed records, but it is much less strenous
than the freestyle. Just sayin'.
Charlotte, Possum and all...the episode is the one where Opie is trying
to impress the girl in his life. In it, Barney talks about his early love...
Vicki Harms, and the sno-cone! :)

February 03, 2024 - Msg 119616: Billy Ray, Good for you! I’ve never been much of an athlete (in fact, I was not an athlete at all! Usually picked last for teams. I was always much more interested in the social aspect.) However, I was on the collegiate bowling team for one semester my freshman year, and I enjoyed golf, tennis (just for fun with my daughter back when I could move!), and, of course, swimming, which I love but also just do for fun. Good luck to you and yers with yer training! MDC, thanks for revealing the answer. Keep the trivia questions coming, please! Here’s an easy one… what female did Barney lure Andy to the coffee shop to meet? That’s all for now.
Charlotte Tucker

February 03, 2024 - Msg 119617: Hey Charlotte, I dont know the answer to that one. It just wont come to me.

Wanted to drop in to say hello while I am here at the keyboard doing some work. Hope you are all well. We are doing ok. Bruce had his shoulder surgery on Monday and is recovering well.
Sean got a big promotion at work. He was hired to work in the tool room, which is about 7.00 an hour increase for him. It will be good job experience for his next job. Sad part is the company will be ending at that facility in about a year or so. I am hoping and praying he will be able to get a job working in the tool shop at the army depot. It would be a more secure federal job with good benefits.

I think I mentioned that Crystal is now in rehab (Crystal is the mother of of our litte Mari who is being raised by my daughter, who is her legal guardian right now). We are hoping for the best but understand how hard it will be for her. Prayers appreciated. Little Mari is doing so well now and just thriving. It was really hard for Bruce and I to make the decision to possibly having to take over the care of a 5 year old at our age but Erin is being very responsible and is a really good parent to Mari. We dont know what the future holds but we want what is best for the child, first of all. She is precious. Just so well behaved and easy to care for.

Better get back to work. Lots to do!

Love to All,

February 03, 2024 - Msg 119618: Oh, one other thing...we have a sweet little friend named Jack that I teach piano lessons to (Jack is 5) and he is really sick with pneumonia. Please say a prayer for Jack and his family who are understandably worried about him. Thanks,


February 04, 2024 - Msg 119619: Will say a prayer for Jack, Boo. Congrats to Sean! Ok, I’ll give you a hint. You can just come up with her name: “If it isn’t Thelma Lou and her attractive cousin.” Now that’s a good hint!

MDC, Colonel Harvey is another of my favorite episodes. Don’t go getting tiddly now.

Charlotte Tucker

February 04, 2024 - Msg 119620: Good Sabbath, all! Take some time later to sit on the porch or attend a band concert. No spiders though, please. What’s your hurry?

February 04, 2024 - Msg 119621: Karen! Her name was Karen,in answer to Charlotte's trivia question. What do I win? LOL

Best wishes to Sean and many prayers for Jack and Crystal too.

Good Sabbath to all!

possum again

February 05, 2024 - Msg 119622:

You will a shotgun vest! :) mdc

February 05, 2024 - Msg 119623:

...will GET a... (:

February 06, 2024 - Msg 119624: I think this is a pretty tough trivia question.
You're allowed to google it. I think I read it a while back. Who threw the rock into the lake in the opening sequence?

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

February 06, 2024 - Msg 119625: I sort of know the answer to your trivia question, Billy Ray. Ronnie Howard was so young that he wasn't able to throw that far,so a member of the production crew hid in nearby bushes and threw the rock instead of Ronnie. I just don't know the man's name,but that's my answer ,for what it's worth!
Gee,thanks, MDC- a shotgun vest is just what this ol possum needs- LOL

Sad news about Toby Keith passing away-RIP, Toby.

possum once more

February 06, 2024 - Msg 119626: Billy Ray...I happen to know who that was....I attended a interview with Bruce Bilson who was the Assistant Director of the show...His Answer was the prop master Reggie Smith he hid in the bushes and did the actual throwing....

*So we all kinda heard it from the horse’s mouth...


February 06, 2024 - Msg 119627: *Possum gets 50% of the prize too!...G-F

February 06, 2024 - Msg 119628: Bruce also added a little tidbit ... They had to get special permission and the stone had to be sanitized too before it was thrown. The lake was actually Franklin Canyon Reservoir that was the actual drinking water for that area....

February 07, 2024 - Msg 119629:

Howdy all! My wife's sister came from Wisconsin to visit her,
but they also celebrated their 'youngest' sister's 70th birthday.
It was quite a surprize, and a jolly good time. the older sister
will fly back on Thursday.
More good news...we were able to get a march appt. with a very good neuromuscular doc, well recommended; so we hope he can figure out
what is happening. Other good news is that it has not gotten any
worse for about a month now, a real answer to prayer. THANKS, and please
keep them up! :)
BOO-I hope Bruce continues to be on the mend, and superthat crystal is in rehab.
All OK here, with rain today and more tomorrow.
Thinking of ASA lately as we aproach the first year of his passing.


February 07, 2024 - Msg 119630: Evening, Porch

Hope you all are doing well. Just thought I would answer the APB by mdc. I am doing well myself. Wife and I are moving into my new home and gearing up for my Chiefs in the Super Bowl! Not a bad combination, huh? ;)

I have a trivia question for you all....in "Opie Flunks Arithmetic," Andy went up to Opie's room to help him and came up with a math problem to do. It was a division problem with what number going into what number?

Hope you all have a great rest of the week! Help me cheer on those Chiefs! And if you're one of those that's sick of the Chiefs, remember this...we had to deal with BelicheckBradyBelicheckBradyBelicheckBrady for about fifteen years! So n'yah :P

See ya', folks!

John Masters

February 07, 2024 - Msg 119631: G-F that is correct. I happened to find a pretty thorough discussion of the matter:


February 08, 2024 - Msg 119632: In Loving Memory of "Asa"

Our beloved friend Kel,who we knew here as "Asa" passed from this world one year ago today. The Porch hasn't been the same and he will be remembered with much fondness and affection. We'll keep you in our hearts, Asa. You are truly missed by us all.
Love and continued prayers for his family.

possum under a rock

February 08, 2024 - Msg 119633: Absolutely Possum…We miss you Buddy!….G-F

February 08, 2024 - Msg 119634: Hard to believe it's been a year since Asa's passing. I will always miss my porch buddy.


February 09, 2024 - Msg 119635:

Rest in the Peace of Jesus, my good cyber-buddy, Kel...

February 10, 2024 - Msg 119636: Good morning, porch friends,
Since I wasn’t posting regularly last February, I went back and read the January/February archives. It was a comfort to read about Asa calling his snowblower Helen and Ro’s Feb 14 post of what she hopes Heaven is like. Those two were such a vital part of the Porch family. May they rest in peace. Ro gave me so much great advice over the years, and professionally I published tons of her reminiscing stories about her wonderful childhood and antics with her cousin Guy Francis. Lol We’re having some dandy weather here in Illinois so I’m going to get out and enjoy it!
Charlotte Tucker Interesting bit about the stone throwing!

February 10, 2024 - Msg 119637:

Hi Porchsters. I have only been posting 'snipets' lately as I
got time to do so with the company here last week.
My wife and her 3 sisters were all able to get together for
several days of remininscing. It was neat to hear all their stories.

Hi John Masters, thanks for answering my APB. Very cool that you
are moving into a new home. Must be exciting.
On your trivia question, I'd probably would have to 'cheat' to get
it. It seems like one number was 16 tho.
Charlotte, I will check out that February 14 post of Romeena.
We just never know, do we?

We had some wonderful days of rain here. It even rained on the pro-am
this past Wed, but it was the first time in a good number of years.
Hang in there, and keep well folks,

February 12, 2024 - Msg 119638: Congrats on the win, John Masters! Great game. Looking for more of you to post. Hey to Boo, possum, G-F, Billy Ray, and MDC. Hope to see more of you soon. Where’s Big Maude been hiding? I’ll bet she’s up at O’Malley’s cabin. Havin’ a little party up there. 🎉
Charlotte Tucker

February 12, 2024 - Msg 119639: Hey John Masters...Great game last night...The commercials not so much...Congrats though....G-F

February 12, 2024 - Msg 119640: We liked the State Farm commercial with Arnold. She's in Labahhhhh! lol

February 12, 2024 - Msg 119641: Good Monday porch family.

Once again, I have been MIA from the porch for a while. I have been dealing with some health issues but am getting on the other side of them so hopefully I will be able to rock more often.

Mr. Maude continues to recover from his 2nd knee surgery and is doing well overall. Its been challenging at times but he is making progress.

Our sweet baby Tripp will soon be 3 months old. They were over for supper last night and I got to love on him quite a bit. Made this Nana's heart happy.

Its a rainy day here on my end of the porch. Its about 55 degrees but the rain makes it feel cooler.

O'Malley said to tell you hello Charlotte Tucker and we missed you at the party. A good time was had by all.

Menu for today: potato soup, Mexican cornbread, cheese and bacon crumbles for the soup. Brownies for dessert. tea or lemonade to drink Hopefully
I will be around more to cook.

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