The Taylors' Front Porch
Pull up a chair! Have a sit-down an' shoot the breeze with us. Later on, maybe we'll go down to the drugstore to get a bottle of pop .  .  . maybe see what's showin' at the Grand .  .  .  . What you gonna do tonight, Barn?

June 23, 2024 - Msg 119997:

Good Sabbath to all! More later. MDC

June 25, 2024 - Msg 119998:

Well, my boys cleaned the Taylor front porch better
than we cleaned our Darling cabin
when Aunt Bee was wielding her spoon! :)

June 25, 2024 - Msg 119999: It's DANG hot!! Heat index currently 105 at possum's rock. Hope y'all are staying cool!

Good sweep,MDC!

possum under a scalded rock

June 27, 2024 - Msg 120000:

:) Guess who?

June 28, 2024 - Msg 120001:

"Gomer, Gomer, Gome..."

June 28, 2024 - Msg 120002: Hello to everyone. Wanted to drop in for a spell.

Not much new around here. Working more and getting those computer skills down so I don't have to spend quite as much time on the computer as I used to.
So, MDC, you had some home health nurse talking about all the computer work? ha It is universal, thanks to Medicare. Hope things are working out with PT/OT for Cecille.

MDC, thanks for the TKAM video. I do love that movie, and you are right, that is where my "Boo" title originated.

We got lots of rain during the tropical depression but not as much as some area. No flooding here, just lots and lots of mosquitos (still!).

I am glad it is Friday. I am ready for a weekend. I am on call this weekend but doesnt look like a busy one.

Ya'll stay cool!


July 01, 2024 - Msg 120003: I would have guessed Everyone's Gone to the Moon was Peter and Gordon. Hard to believe July is here. I will enjoy some fireworks on the 4th, but I have some neighbors who don't know when to stop. More annoying than Gomer singing about a No Account Mule.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

July 03, 2024 - Msg 120004:

HI EVERYONE! My, the porch has sure been sparsely populated lately,
so I am hoping that all are just enjoying summer.
In fact around these parts we dont call it global warming,
we just call it Summer! haha
BOO- so good to see your post. Glad your job and computer skills are
going well, and that you had no storm damage!
A few Mayberry items: This past Sunday ME-TV showed a bunch of shows
with 'wedding themes,' sort of like June wedding days, and in the tags where
Barney is in Charlene's wedding dress, I realized for the first time that the preacher
is Billy Ray the postman! Never dawned on me before. I guess he was moonlighting. :)
Then, back to being shown 'in order' the Christmas episode was on last night,
and EVERY time I still tear up when old Ben is looking thru the bars and singing "the little Lord Jesus
asleep on the hay."
Then tonight was the "Mayberry Goes Hollywood" ep, and the movie man says that the oak tree
is full of something like "twinkgetterlers." Anyone know what he is actually saying?
Some sort of bird perhaps? Thx.
Hey to Billy Ray. Yes, I think that was Peter and Gordon. Remember Lady Godiva? ha
Hang in there folks, and stop by and set for a spell.

July 03, 2024 - Msg 120005: Hey MDC, it may be slightly possible I appeared in a color episode as Emmett's brother in law.

Billy Ray the Postman

July 03, 2024 - Msg 120006: Nice read about Floyd, with several quotes from our Floyd. Maybe it's been posted here before, but it was new to me.

Billy Ray the Postman

July 03, 2024 - Msg 120007: I never noticed that about Billy Ray either, MDC.

Well, seems we have a hurricane getting too close for comfort. Hoping it's not another Harvey. Too son to tell yet. We are having a gathering here for the fourth and then, depending on what happens, we may be preparing and boarding up windows.

No other news since my last visit.


July 04, 2024 - Msg 120008:

Very nice Billy Ray. I had not seen that one! mdc

July 04, 2024 - Msg 120009: Happy Independence Day, Porchsters! Enjoy & stay safe!

Hoping the hurricane doesn't head your way, Boo. Prayers being sent for all in its path-that's one to be worried about. Y'all be safe.

possum u.a.r.

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July 04, 2024 - Msg 120011:

HI all! Barney's wearing his special "Hollywood"
uniform today! :)
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Have fun and stay safe out there.


July 05, 2024 - Msg 120012: MDC that wasn't Peter and Gordon. It was a hit for a singer named Jonathan King.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

July 05, 2024 - Msg 120013: MDC, I believe Mayor Pike said:
"Because it's full of twig
girdlers and it's an eyesore."
I think a girdler is a type of beetle.
I hope everyone is having a good summer.

July 05, 2024 - Msg 120014: Hey all! Good to hear your voices! Glad your work is going well, Boo, and I hope no hurricane darkens your doors. MDC, praying for Cecile and you. I hope you are both doing well. Very busy here my husband and I are putting in a new downstairs bathroom ourselves—in our house built in the 1860s. No fun. Had a good fourth with family. Been harvesting garden produce and picking black raspberries and blackberries. Hey to Billy Ray, Hazel, and possum. APB for Big Maude and Poor Horatio, spot and others.
Charlotte Tucker

July 06, 2024 - Msg 120015:

Thanks for all your continued prayers. G-F, where ya hiding
these days!
Hazel, thanks for that explanation. Must be something 'southern!' :)
They speak it real good ya know. ha
Wow Charlotte, that is quite a project that you are undertaking.
Did that 1860 house really come with an indoor bathroom,
or was it added later, and you are refurbrishing it?
Later gators,

July 06, 2024 - Msg 120016: MDC...I’m still here...Just busy finishing things and getting ready for the Meet-Up It’s coming up really soon.

Mr. & Mrs. Maude are coming too..🙌🏻 Always nice to see our extended Mayberry Family....Possum, It’s never to late to change your mind and decide to come you know where to find Sayin’


July 06, 2024 - Msg 120017: Wish I could make it up there,G-F but unfortunately my vehicle isn't up to the trip.Been away from Mayberry too long and I sure miss it.

Speaking of trips,I happen to know that Mr. & Mrs. Spot the Talking Dog are on a special getaway to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary to Spot & Martha!!And many more!!

Looks like Boo will be getting a visit from Hurricane Beryl. That storm worries me,sure hope they won't get hit too hard. Saw on Facebook where Sean posted that they've boarded up the windows in preparation. Sending many prayers their way and to all in the path of that storm. Y'all send some prayers their way,too,please.

Heat index here today got up to 110-danged hot!! I hear thunder,so perhaps some rain's coming to cool us down-sure hope so!

Take care,Porch Family!

possum u.a.r.

July 06, 2024 - Msg 120018: I'm sitting listening to Gordon Lightfoot singing, "If I could read your mind, Love..." and I thought of Asa and just broke down. He loved that song. I really, really miss him and Romeena. Every time I lose another loved one I feel like my heart is wearing away. It scares me. I dont ever want to harder my heart to love.

Looks like we might get a hurricane but not a strong one, or might just get some wind and rain. I cant believe we are dealing with this so early in the season. Its crazy. (thanks Charlotte Tucker). <3

Hope you all are having a blessed and safe weekend. I love you all.


July 07, 2024 - Msg 120019: Hey to all! Well, no, MDC, there wasn’t a bathroom in our house until the 1960s when my dad put one in. He and his two business partners were the first in our area to own manual wand car washes. So he used leftover copper tubing from them to put in a half bath. It has worked fine for years, but there were no shut-off valves, so we had to shut off the main. However, there’s never been a shower in it, so we are adding that. Plumbing from the old cellar into a crawl space under an old porch is no fun! This place has some real hassles when remodeling, but my husband has remodeled almost the whole thing, and I love it. My kids were the 5th generation of our family to live in our house. Have fun at Mayberry, G-F and Maude. Too bad about your car, possum. 🙁 Prayers for Boo and those in the line of Beryl. We are to get heavy rain from it here in IL. Happy anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Spot!
Good Sabbath!
Charlotte Tucker

July 07, 2024 - Msg 120020: A crawl space under an old porch, Charlotte? I don't know, it's dark down there, could be spiders!

July 07, 2024 - Msg 120021: Hazel, Might even be a possum under a rock! 😳
Charlotte Tucker

July 07, 2024 - Msg 120022: Whew porch friends it's 85 degrees today here in PA.Hope you all are staying cool on your ends of the porch.I just read about the Mayberry meetup when is it?-ky girl

July 07, 2024 - Msg 120023: Is it in Mt Airy?

July 07, 2024 - Msg 120024: Charlotte,if it's cool, I'm there-spiders and all!
Feels like 103 right now at my rock-dang!

Hey, ky girl! Good to see you! The Mayberry Meetup is in Mt. Airy. I went once & met G-F. It's a great time,if you ever get the chance to attend,you'd enjoy yourself.
Hope Boo & family is ready for the hurricane. Looks like it's lost some of its punch but I know from experience that those smaller scale ones can be real trouble makers. Prayers for those in its path.

possum again

July 07, 2024 - Msg 120025: KY Girl....Here’s the link...Theres still time...More the Merrier..


July 07, 2024 - Msg 120026: Hazel, if I was a spider, that's exactly where I'd be.

Billy Ray the Arachnophobic Postman

July 08, 2024 - Msg 120027: Stay Safe Boo....Keeping Y’all in our prayers hopefully the hurricane won’t bring too much punch...G-F

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July 08, 2024 - Msg 120070: Hurricane missed us completely! yay..I was hoping for some rain but thats ok.


July 08, 2024 - Msg 120071: My goodness, I'm not sure what all those messages were up there, but I can't hear their amenities!

July 08, 2024 - Msg 120072: I cleaned up a little mess here on the porch. Hopefully that'll fix the problem.

July 08, 2024 - Msg 120073: I don't know if the hurricane did that or Floyd went to hitting a spider on the site with a hammer. Anyways, a little trivia about the greatest US President. What was Calvin Coolidge's first name?

July 08, 2024 - Msg 120074: Glad to hear it Boo. Did you evacuate?
I plumb forgot to sign my last post.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

July 08, 2024 - Msg 120075: Thank you G-F and Possum for the info on the Mayberry meetup.I am going to see if I can get away to go.It sounds like fun,!

July 08, 2024 - Msg 120076: Maybe Floyd’s been over to Jubal Foster’s barn or visiting the Morrison sisters. 🤔 That was some crazy mess back there! Glad he swept it up. Billy Ray, Calvin Coolidge didn’t say everything! Glad everyone is safe from Beryl.
Charlotte Tucker

July 09, 2024 - Msg 120077:

So glad you and yours are OK Boo!
And GF, you too! I know your creativity must
be in overdrive! :) I've been seeing Grainger TV commercials
here recently (an ad blitz) and I always think of you and ASA,
and how you'd have extra motors etc, always staying 'ahead of the game!'
CHARlotte, thanks for the potty explanation. Before that one
was put in, I'm sure it had an outhouse! My, what amazing people...
no AC, no instant foods, no showers or running water or electricity, etc!
I hope your project doesn't run into any snags!
Hey to possum, Billy Ray Floyd and all!
God bless,
MDC :)

July 09, 2024 - Msg 120078: Calvin Coolidge's first name was John.
I confess I googled it.
Dirty me, dirty me, I'm disgusted with myself.

July 11, 2024 - Msg 120079:

G-F--be sure to say "hey" to everyone for us!


July 13, 2024 - Msg 120080: Greetings Front Porch: when did Mayberry decide to govern itself without a mayor and be headed up by town councilman Sam Jones? MBM

July 14, 2024 - Msg 120081: Praying for former President Trump,the loved ones of the dead & injured at yesterday's rally,& for the USA. God bless us all.

possum u.a.r.

July 15, 2024 - Msg 120082:

HELLO FOLKS... MY EMAIL ACCT got hacked, so if you get an
'e-invitation' from me for a big event, IT IS NOT FROM ME!!!
Please do not open it. I have changed my password.

Yes Possum, praying for our whole country. Lord help us and
be with us.

Starting this coming week, we will have a CNA from a company called
Home Instead come for 4 hours a day to help my wife with dressing, etc, and
light house work, etc,
and to also free up my time to do shopping and so forth.
It has really been hard on me trying to do it all these days.
Thanks for your continued prayers as she is doing pretty good still.
Hang in there my friends, and GF and Big Maude, send us a report
from the 'meet up convention!' :)

July 15, 2024 - Msg 120083: I wish the whole world was like Mayberry, where the biggest political intrigue was hot water running to the fountain. Keep looking up.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

July 16, 2024 - Msg 120084: Good evening porch. Didn’t Clara Edwards use two names on TAGS? Wasn’t her other name Clara Johnson? MBM

July 17, 2024 - Msg 120085: Billy Ray - Or how to get rid of a cannon. Or what colors balloons for the Apricot Festival.

MBM - Yes. Both names.

John Masters

July 17, 2024 - Msg 120086: Hello Friends, hope you are staying cool.

Not alot of news here. To answer Billy Ray's question; no, we didnt evacuate for Beryl. Kept a close eye on things and would have left if it had become a category 3. We stay for 1 and 2 but once its a three we dont take any chances. I feel so sorry for the people in Houston suffering in this heat.

MDC, I am happy to hear that you will have a CNA to help.

I put in my notice to the home health agency in Corpus that I had first started working for. there are some problems at that agency and it was time to go. I am still working for an agency closer to home.

Woke up this morning to a good thunderstorm with rain and I love it.

Better go get my coffee and start the day. Have a mandatory meeting this morning. Hope you all have a great day.


July 17, 2024 - Msg 120087: Well...Maude & Mr. Maude and I are off to the Meet-Up tomorrow, chances of rain ☔️ but we don’t let that stop us atop the show goes on rain or shine!... In the past Floyd projects the episodes from the gazebo and folks sit in their cars and tune their radios in like Drive In movie style....

We will post about it.....G-F

July 17, 2024 - Msg 120088: I think Clara was Bertha in one episode. I think I need to attend next year's meetup. I'll work on that.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

July 18, 2024 - Msg 120089:

HI ALL! Sorry for being a bit scarce lately. Have been prepping the house for the Home Instead worker who started today. I think it
went well and cecile likes her too! This will free me up to get
'outside' things, like shopping, done with much more peace of mind! :)
Have also been trying to watch some of the confab.

GF and Maudie, have a great time!
Billy Ray, remember, there is also Mayberry Days in Sept.

BOO- good to hear from you. So glad you made it thru ok.
Did you board up the windows or anything like that?
I sure hope the current agency works out for ya.

Medwin, Bill Medwin-here's how I like to think of Clara's name...
Maybe Clara Johnson was the name of her husband, as she does speak of "him."
But then went back to her maiden name of Edwards. Of course this is all just my little
thoughts on a ficticious character anyway. Ha! But Bertha? hmmm.

JM--how goes it? You mean we cant get Japanese lanterns? ha
A channel I get called Catchy Comedies had a Mayberry RFD binge this past weekend;
and I see what MBM means, suddenly no mention of a sheriff, just Sam Jones the councilman!
Oh well, was a nice spinoff.

Well, this summer has been a little better than last, so that has been good.
God bless,
MDC :)

July 19, 2024 - Msg 120090:

Rest in Peace Bob Newhart, one of the greats! :(



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This version of The Taylor's Front Porch has been created to pay our respect to the original porch found on Thanks to Frank for all the work he did for Mayberry on the web. We've tried to make this just like Frank's Porch. This is also a tribute to Ollie's "Trivialities" site which was another homage to Frank's porch but is no longer with us.