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?

May 01, 2024 - Msg 119904:

Well, O'Malley made it back from DE-troit again tonite on ME-TV. :)
I love that episode for so many great lines, especially Floyd's
at the end about the hamburgers burning! ha
Hey to RWW. Is that the university in Boseman? I have a grand-niece
going there. Its her first year and she loves it there.
Thanks for everyones continued prayers for my wife. things are
still holding pretty steady these days.
BOO-good to see your post. I am assuming that all is ok with
Erin as you did not bring up anything. It sounds like work is really
keeping you hopping tho.
Hey to Charlotte. We could use some of that rain. Send us any
anytime! :) Love the Lydia ep!

Have a blessed rest of the week,

May 01, 2024 - Msg 119905: Hey to MDC, no I’m referring to the University in Missoula Montana

Ray The Window Washer

May 02, 2024 - Msg 119906:

Well, I swept the porch, and RWW cleaned all the windows
so come on down and set a spell! mdc :)

May 02, 2024 - Msg 119907: ....*No dust AND..No Streaks either! 👍 👌🏻

May 02, 2024 - Msg 119908: My favorite part of Convicts at Large is when Barney is dancing, and Floyd is discretely, happily waving a banana as he enjoys the music. Just a tiny thing, but it makes the whole episode so much better. I strongly suspect Howard McNear ad libbed it.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

May 03, 2024 - Msg 119909: I do very high quality work 😉

Ray The Window Washer

May 03, 2024 - Msg 119910: Greetings front porch: watch your foot I’m going to rock forward. MBM

May 04, 2024 - Msg 119911: Just Reflecting...My 8yr. Granddaughter is in Dallas staying with a friend of my Daughter for a week. Can’t help but think Romeena woulda taken her to Babe’s for some of the Great chicken she always talked about... But I know the Dallas chapter 😇 of the Porch is watching over her...Amen?

I SO miss her ( & Asa’s ) wisdom and stories...

MBM...Was That quote in your best Wally voice?

Ray the Window Washer...I hear ya about doing high quality work...My Dad had a Union 76 station that was mostly glass windows, so I DO understand the importance of doing a good job!..Dad was a stickler about clean streak proof windows. We did them EVERY Sunday which was deep cleaning day back in the day....*Not to mention floors & restrooms too!
I know you have your secret 🤫 recipe for the perfect cleaning solution...haha

G-F...The Kid Window Washer (Retired)...

May 04, 2024 - Msg 119912: Happy Sabbath evening front porch. Do you guys and gals have room for a rocker on the front porch? Watch your feet. I’m gonna rock back now. MBM

May 05, 2024 - Msg 119913: Welcome, MBM- we always keep a few extra rockers,so just dust one off & rock a while!

Happy Birthday to Big Maude!! Spot's supposed to show up with cake & ice cream later this afternoon,so everyone enjoy!

Happy Cinco de Mayo too! Don't forget the tacos, Spotty!

possum u.a.r.

May 06, 2024 - Msg 119914:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Big Maude! :)
And just for her. ME-TV aired 'Return to Mayberry' this afternoon,
followed by the "pilot" for TAGS, which was a Danny Thomas Show episode.

Today was the first time that I saw that pilot all the way thru, and i never
knew that Aunt Bee was in it as a Mrs. Perkins, and that Ben Weaver was in it
as a cigar totin' Mr. Johnson. Even Rance Howard was in it with a small part.
Very interesting indeed. The courthouse was also quite different.
All goes pretty well on this end. It has been very windy the past few days,
and that brought some cooler temps after our stretch of recent 90s!
Yes, GF, I also miss them. RO kept us in stitches with sightings of critter
antics as well as Trinket doings.
And Billy Ray, yes, Floyd was so funny thru-out that whole episode.
My Mayberry Memories book mentions that that was the last ep he was in
before his stroke. Unfortunately, he was never quite the same after that.
Well, I hope y'all had a good quiet Sabbath day. I did some ironing today!
Havent done that for a while, but Cecile is learnin' me real good.
She is still holding pretty steady, so please keep up the prayers. Thanks.
Pax et Bonum,

May 06, 2024 - Msg 119915: Good Monday morning folks!
thanks to everyone for the Happy Birthday wishes. Turning 65 wasn't too bad... got my Medicare started on the 1st, my kids took me and Mr. Maude out for lunch to Texas Roadhouse yesterday and then METV had Return to Mayberry on as well. all is all May has been pretty good so far.

Prayers for MDC and his sweet wife as well as everyone else
Lunch menu will be: grilled chicken sandwiches, chips and brownies. tea, lemonade to drink.
Prayers and blessings all around
Big Maude

Its 64 degrees this morning and supposed to rain off and on today on my end of the porch

May 07, 2024 - Msg 119916: Happy belated birthday, Big Maude! Thanks for the grilled chicken and lunch! We watched The Darlings Come to Town the other night. I love how worked up John Masters gets about them having so many people in the room: “Andy, I think I’m breaking out in hives!” Briscoe regarding the horse trough: “If’n a horse comes along, I’ll give him the right of way.” Ya’ll have a good night and “More power to ya!”
Charlotte Tucker

May 07, 2024 - Msg 119917: Good late night, Porch

Well, kinda lonely sitting here on my end of the porch. Just got thru with a tornado warning and sirens goin' off here a little while ago. Now the remaining tstorms are overhead. The wife, mother in law (who's visiting) and pets are now fast asleep.

Yeah, Charlotte, there was just so many of them Darlings that it got me all upset. ;)

Happy belated B-Day, Maude!

I say Hey to MDC, Ray, Billy Ray, Boo, possum, G-F and everyone else that was for and against Ellie runnin' for office.

John Masters

May 07, 2024 - Msg 119918: Hey to the porch. A bit of trivia if you indulge: What was the name of Opie's band?

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

May 08, 2024 - Msg 119919:

Billy Ray, I think that is in a color episode,
and I don't have the dvds of them, so I'll have to pass.
BOO-- I feel like YOU have visited our home today!
We had both a PT and an OT come by today to work with Cecile.
(And both mentioned tons of computer work that they had to do! ha)
Hey to John Masters. Yes I heard of some pretty bad storms and tornados
in the nations 'bread basket.' So glad you are ok, but have heard
of much damage in Oklahoma. Pryers for sure.
Hi to Charlotte, Big Maude and others. Charlotte, love
every one of those lines. :)
Hang in there folks,

May 08, 2024 - Msg 119920: I believe it was the The Sound Committee

Ray the Window Washer

May 10, 2024 - Msg 119921:

Rather slow on the porch lately.
I sure hope everyone is ok after all the storms that I have
been hearing about. Sounds like one even reached Possum's rock.
Please be careful out there! Prayers for all, and please check
in when you can.
All is OK here, in fact we could sure use some rain right now.
Been pretty dry lately. I got to thinking how Ro would keep us
all informed of her back yard goings on, but by comparison, mine is
a pretty 'boring' backyard... no pond, no fountain, no squirels,
no sneaky cats; just
a few lizards sunning themselves on the back wall as they watch the
grass trying to grow. We DO have a nice, big ash tree, and it is
pretty 'full' with birds, so that's a nice sight.
Hang in there friends, prayers for our world, and God bless,

May 10, 2024 - Msg 119922: Hope everyone is well. Sorry its been so long since I dropped by; busy as usual. This week Mari has pinkeye and an ear infection so has been home. Bruce injured his back again so he has been at home all week, too. I have also been working so not much down time.

There was a court hearing this week concerning Mari and the judge made the decision to place her with an aunt after school is out and that is ok. The aunt has a clean record and only lives thirty minutes from us. She doesnt work and since all the rest of us do, it will work out. Mari likes her aunt and has no anxiety about going to stay with her. Mari's mother is doing well and has remained sober and is working, going to AA, etc. Praying for the best possible outcome.

Better get back to work. Take care!


May 10, 2024 - Msg 119923: Ray, you get an A in trivia. The storms did a little damage to our church building. Someone texted me a pic. Not sure what we'll do about it.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

May 10, 2024 - Msg 119924: Hopefully I can get an A in breathing as well
Hope all are having a great Mayberry day and it continues into the weekend!

Ray The Window Washer

May 12, 2024 - Msg 119925: Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mother Figures on the Porch! Have a lovely day!

possum u.a.r.

May 12, 2024 - Msg 119926: I hope no mothers or or mother’s in-law get hit right in the mouth with a leg of lamb today

Ray The Window Washer

May 13, 2024 - Msg 119927:

Mornin honey, mornin DEAR! Ha. Yes, I hope all you porch
mom's had a special day.
As for me, today was my annual garage cleaning day.
(mainly the floor, but all the dust built up!)
Then this Thursday is the annual spring carpet cleaning!
I won't be moving as much furniture this year, as my dear
sweetie just doesnt have the strength to help out anymore,
but that's ok, it is what it is.
Well, as Opie would say "I'm pooped!" and heading for the ol' ironing board.
Prayers for all,
MDC :)

May 13, 2024 - Msg 119928: Happy Monday porchsters. I'm powerful glad I mowed yesterday. Sure in a lazy mood today. I don't feel like moving a finger. I'll attribute it not being in a hurry.

Billy Ray the Relaxed Postman

May 15, 2024 - Msg 119929:

Gomer, Gomer, Gome...

May 15, 2024 - Msg 119930: I notice NObody has put down the decimal point and two zeros. ;)

John Masters

May 15, 2024 - Msg 119931: Hey John Masters, watched another of your great episodes again yesterday—the one where you chose Rafe Hollister over Barney. “How long’s he been ailin’?! Lol Mayor Stoner sure played his part well. I think I liked Mayor Pike better than him. He could be downright ornery. Good luck with your garage and carpet cleaning, MDC. I’ve gotten started watching this guy on youtube (Midwest something) who goes and organizes the houses of hoarders and also fixes up houses of people that can’t afford to fix their own places. He’s got a weird sense of humor, but I enjoy watching him work! Had a nice quiet Mother’s Day with hubby and son and daughter. Didn’t even get hit with a leg of lamb! Hey to Billy Ray, Ray the Window Washer, and possum. Don’t work so hard, Boo. Glad things are looking up for little Mari and her mother.
Here’s a penny that’s been run over by a train. It’ll bring you luck in your travels.
Charlotte Tucker

May 15, 2024 - Msg 119932: *APB for MBM and G-F*!

May 15, 2024 - Msg 119933: Hey Charlotte. I am getting so used to working hard that it has become a habit and I dont know what else to do anymore. There is just always something that need to get done. I will try to slow down some, though.

Hope everyone is doing well. I'll be back later,


May 16, 2024 - Msg 119934: Hey 👋🏼 to all of you!

Ray The Window Washer

May 19, 2024 - Msg 119935:

It looks like we've all been pretty busy lately.
All went well with the carpet cleaning on Thursday.
We use a company called Zerorez. Their cleaning process
does not leave a soap residue, so that helps it smell fresh
and clean! Cecile could not help with any furniture moving
this year, so i have been putting stuff back on my own,
which is why I've been a bit scarce here.
I did watch a Rifleman episode, and there was Mark by Meyer's Lake! ha
I'd recognize those trees anywhere.
Good to see Boo, CT, Ray, JM and others. Yes, Mayor Pike was
a good actor. Loved his lines in the ep in the barber shop about the carps. :)
Later gators,

May 19, 2024 - Msg 119936: MDC, I have been watching some Alfred Hitchc#ck Presents epidsodes and there quite a few TAGS actors that show up there, especially the choir director for some reason.

Yes, guess everyone has been busy. Hope more drop by soon.

Nothing much new on this end. Bruce hurt his knee while kayaking this weekend and has been hobbling around with a walker. Poor guy is getting worn out.

Been taking care of the family and working when I can. Little Mari has her kinder graduation on Wed. and then school is out and she goes to her aunts. We will miss her but I can use a break.

MDC, concerning working hard, I have to say as I learn this computer stuff, it is getting easier. I think it will be a snap before long. Once Mari is gone, I will have more time to work at it.

Better get going. Hope you all have a great week.


May 19, 2024 - Msg 119937: Got through my weekly battle with the lawn, and I am plumb tired down to my socks.

Billy Ray the Real Tired Postman

May 21, 2024 - Msg 119938:

Prayers for Houston! mdc

May 21, 2024 - Msg 119939: Billy Ray...I’m with you on the battle with the lawn.. It must be a Ohio thing this year...Much like “The Old Man” in A Christmas Story, we are TRUELY “”Grass Fighters” instead of being Furnace

My grass yesterday looked like I was beating Spinach instead of mowing grass, but That’s Life in Ohio..

G-F ...Mowing Machine Operator

May 21, 2024 - Msg 119940:

Hey GF and Billy Ray, I mowed my lawn yesterday too! :)
We had a lot of spring rain, and I have a whole lizard family hanging out on my back wall! ha The grass really grew out fast this year, but at 94 degrees yesterday, I called my lawn guy and
told him that he can now 'take over!'
Ah, its nice to have a 'lawn guy!' :)


May 22, 2024 - Msg 119941: Hey there,Porch family! Thought I'd better check in before someone gets up a posse or something! Doing ok,just trying to survive in this crazy world.

Boo,I hope that Bruce is feeling better & that things go well for Mari with her aunt. I'm sure there will be tender feelings all around,having Mari move on. Sending prayers that she continues to do well.

APB out for Spotty!!

Well, hope everyone is doing ok.Weather is starting to heat up,so keep cool!

Y'all take care!

possum u.a.r.

May 25, 2024 - Msg 119942: Hey porch family, Thought I’d check in. Lots of mowing going on here too. Good to see Boo, Billy Ray, G-F, MDC, glad your carpet cleaning went well, John Masters and Ray the Window Washer, and especially possum, we’ve missed you! Now if Spot, Big Maude, Hazel, and MBM would check in, we’d be “all set” and ready to go for a car ride. “Sicker than a dog but having the time of our lives!” Everybody stay safe with all the storms happening around the country.
Charlotte Tucker

May 26, 2024 - Msg 119943: Hey all 👋🏼
Doin well
The kiddos have been ill lately but getting better
Hope everyone has a great weekend

Ray The Window Washer

May 26, 2024 - Msg 119944:

Hello Porchsters! I have been working on getting out my latest
high school alumni newsletter, thus my recent absence. I think I have told you in the past that
I write a quarterly letter. I also help with my church's weekly bulletin.
All else is going pretty well. My wife is still 'holding her own'
regarding the ALS, staying steady for about 4 months now.
Thanks for your continued prayers.
GF--regarding the water heater that is 'waiting in the wings,'
what brand is it? I currently have a Reliance, and it has been good.
When I see a Daisy cottage cheese commercial now, I always think
of Romeena, because she told us one time to 'read the label.'
And sure enough, no additives at all! It's good stuff.

Hey to Charlotte, Ray, possum, Boo and all! have a good and safe Memorial
Day. I know I post this every year, but to see what so many have done
giving their all for our country, it truly amazes and moves me.
Also this that we sang in church today...
Third verse of America... "Oh Beautiful, for heroes proved, in liberating
strife, that more than life their country loved, and mercy more than life..."
And the youtube link:

MDC :)

May 26, 2024 - Msg 119945: MDC…My tank in waiting is a Bradford White they are made in the USA 🇺🇸 in Michigan…I bought it in 2015 so far she’s just like the Mayberry Minute Men…Ready in a Minute’s notice!…

The cost of that 40 gal tank has almost doubled since I bought it!
So far a good investment 🤞🏻….GF

BTW….Just an FYI…Your tank is manufactured in Big Maude’s neck of the woods in Tennessee

May 27, 2024 - Msg 119946: To Honor all those who served...Always worth a replete...

May 27, 2024 - Msg 119947: Happy Memorial Day. Some gave all.

possum under a rock

May 27, 2024 - Msg 119948: I dont mean to reveal some of your ages, but I was looking thru some old Christmas catalogs online from the early 60s and I dont see any TAGS toys or games. As popular as it was, I'm shocked I don't see anything. Do any of you remember TAGS toys or games?

John Masters

May 27, 2024 - Msg 119949: John, Gomer Pyle Show had a game. The TAGS games came out in the early 90’s. I don’t recall any vintage games but there WAS comic books (2) actually that came out in the 60’s.


May 29, 2024 - Msg 119950: Morning porch! Good to see so many stopping by. Made our stops at our local cemeteries this weekends. I have several buried in the National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa. So many military stones. It does take your breath away. Oh, and the cicadas there were ridiculous. What a high-pitched whine! We have an Andy Griffith trivia game that we got in the ‘90s or early 2000s.
Charlotte Tucker

May 29, 2024 - Msg 119951: Happy Wednesday porch family. Hoping everyone is A OK.

A beautiful morning on my end of the porch. Sunny and 62 degrees. Memorial weekend was rainy off and on so I didn't get my flowers to the cemetery. Hoping I will be able to this weekend. My kids usually like to help so hopefully they will be able to go.

My little grandson Tripp is 6 months old today! Time has flown by. He is going well, sitting up and trying to crawl. He is generally a happy little fella, grins most of the time. They are starting to feed him regular food. The pediatrician told them to feed him anything he will eat except honey, and sugar. My daughter in law is very good cook and makes things he can eat easily. Apparently the "rules" have changed and its ok to not feed them "baby" food. times have changed a lot since my kids were babies. lol

I did finally get my flowers planted. I plant impatients in my flower bed and they usually do pretty well. I only plant flowers in the front part of the house/yard as the deer eat most everything I plant in the backyard. The squirrels have been known to dig up my bulbs and move them. Now we need to have some not rainy days on the weekend to get our front porch and furniture cleaned from all the pollen.

John Masters: If I am not mistaken, I think there were even some Andy Griffith coloring books out in the 60's. G-F would know for sure tho.

Guess I had better get busy here at work.
Lunch menu will be: tuna salad sandwiches with sweet baby gherkins cut into it, potato salad, chips and chocolate brownies for dessert. tea, lemonade to drink.

Prayers and blessings to all
Big Maude

May 29, 2024 - Msg 119952: Yes...That would be true Maude....They are hard to find but they are out ...G-F

May 30, 2024 - Msg 119953: G-F said that MDC's posts were as dry as dust!

Boo says Big Maude's tuna salad sandwiches were like wall paper paste!


John Masters

May 30, 2024 - Msg 119954: Another day, another mowing. I'm going to have to break down and actually take some but I'm in a bit of denial. Maybe a good windstorm tonight will take care of it.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

May 30, 2024 - Msg 119955: That should have been "rake some". And my phone just autocorrected "rake" to "take" AGAIN. I almost sent it. This new technology....


June 01, 2024 - Msg 119956: Does it surprise anyone else to be reminded Thelma Lou only appeared in 26 episodes?

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

June 01, 2024 - Msg 119957: I watched a fellow on youtube talking about Joanna Moore and how he believed she would’ve been the best match for Andy. I agree. Miss Peggy was my favorite. “Ann-dee! What happened to yer ey-aye?” (In perfect southern drawl). Hope ya’ll are good, surviving spring storms, and getting your mowing done.
Charlotte Tucker

June 01, 2024 - Msg 119958: P. S. We fished in our son’s pond today and caught some tiny blue gill. My son said, “I haven’t caught or even seen a catfish in here. I hope they’re still alive. I said, “So you can’t say, ‘Wham! Hooked like a starving catfish!’”
That’s all.

June 02, 2024 - Msg 119959: Here's my favorite catfish quote:

"A dream of life comes to me, like a catfish dancing on the end of the line."

Bruce Springsteen said that (not Calvin Coolidge).

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

June 02, 2024 - Msg 119960:

Tried all day yesterday to get the website, but could not. Good that I could today, but will post more later.
MDC :)

June 03, 2024 - Msg 119961: Happy Monday porch family.

"It was the 3rd of June another sleepy dusty delta day". Who remembers that song?

Hoping everyone is doing well. Its back to work for ole Maude after a busy weekend, of doing chores and such.

not much to report from my end of the porch which I suppose is A OK

Everyone have a blessed day.
Prayers and blessings to all
Big Maude

June 03, 2024 - Msg 119962: Big Maude, I was listening to Lou Simon from Sirius XM 60's last night and he went through each line of the song. He made clear he doesn't like it.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

June 03, 2024 - Msg 119963: “I thought you was the law”

Ray The Window Washer

June 05, 2024 - Msg 119964:

Hello gang!
OK, a quote right off the bat. (Which episode is this from):
"Go ahead Andy, take a 'thank' under there." Any guesses?

Sorry I havent posted for a few days, but I am now pretty busy
with cooking, doing laundry, etc, and taking
Cecile to various appts. Thanks for your continued prayers.
She's been about the same for 4 months now which is very good news.

Big Maude, good to see ya. Wow, Tripp is indeed growing fast!
Interesting about the babyfood. I always remember my younger sibs
getting those Gerber strained veggies etc. I started saving some of the jars
when I was about 20, and now they have been hanging in my garage
holding nuts and bolts for many years! ha
BTW, I DO remember that song, and now it keeps playing in my mind! Thanks a lot! Ha :)
Also, thanks for lunch even tho its like wallpaper paste. :)
You have your squirrels, and I have lizards. But sometimes they sit on top of our wall
and do these cute little 'push-ups!' And most places have 'alley cats,' we have alley snakes!

John Masters, "very funny, very funny", (in my best Sgt. Schultz impression!)

Billy Ray, very interesting about Thelma Lou. I guess because she was the cats
to barney, we think of her as being in more eps.
And Charlotte, yes, I do believe that most fans would have like to have seen Miss Peggy
as Andy's girl, but just maybe not the producers. :(
Actually I have heard that SHE wanted out.
Hey to POSSUM, RAY tww, and all. APB for BOO and SPOTTY!


June 05, 2024 - Msg 119965:

OOPS, Sorry about the 'novel'!

June 05, 2024 - Msg 119966: MDC...Gomer Joins The Marines ...Sound’s like you are a 🦎 Lizard whisper.....G-F

June 05, 2024 - Msg 119967: Gomer with a bucket on his head seemed about right. My dad was a bit of a smart aleck in the Army and had his issues in basic training. His DI's punishment of choice wasn't a bucket, but having to constantly rake the yard. Which meant raking the sand around the Quonset hut in VERY straight lines. For fun, the DI would come and kick up the sand so dad had to rake it again. He learned quickly not to show any annoyance and just accept it.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

June 06, 2024 - Msg 119968:


June 06, 2024 - Msg 119969: "You can't let a youngin' decide for himself. He'll grab at the first thing with shiny ribbons on it. Then when he finds there's a hook in it, it's too late. All a parent can do is say, 'Wait.
Trust me.' and try to keep temptation away."

Hey to all on the porch this evening

Ray The Window Washer

June 07, 2024 - Msg 119970:

June 6, 1944--a big thank you to our dads and relatives who stormed the beaches 80 years ago!

And to that Buddy 'Epstein.' :)

MDC :)

June 09, 2024 - Msg 119971: Good Sabbath to all! It's dang hot ,as Rev.used to say,so I'm staying under my rock,trying to keep cool! Hope everyone is doing well,continued prayers for Cecile, MDC.
Y'all take care-love to all.

possum under a rock

June 11, 2024 - Msg 119972: Hey there to everyone!
Hope all is well
During work i was driving from one job to another and i totally saw a grizzly bear 🐻 It wasn’t a cub, and not an adult brown bear. Just playing up in the hills in between some trees. I can mark that off my bucket list now! Thankfully it didn’t end up in my backseat.

"I'm a little mean, but I make up for
it by bein' real healthy."

Ray The Window Washer

June 11, 2024 - Msg 119973: Well Ray, At least you didn’t end up in a tree like Jess Morgan did!..We tried to tell him didn’t we Andy?

If you notice in that episode the bear had a chain around his neck after he jumped into the squad car....
Wonder what causes that? Maybe the bear borrowed it from Yogi bear? 🐻

G-F...Not your average bear watcher...

June 12, 2024 - Msg 119974:

Hello all! I guess most everyone has gone to Meyers Lake to
vacation with Andy. Maybe you'll catch that Neal fella. :)
Good to see Ray and GF and that pesky bear! That new mayor
sure got into everybody's business, didnt he?
I never knew that about
the bear. Now I'll have to pull out my dvds!
I see that there is some bad weather brewing in Possum's end of the porch.
Y'all be careful out there. Possum get under your asterisk marks, er...I mean
rock! ha
A few nights ago they showed the episode of problems between Barn and Thelma Lou,
and I just realized that she was in most all of the episode. Also, it is the one
where she says twice that she has to get back to the office!
Oh, and she and Barney do some pretty serious smoochin' in that one, and I mean
flat on the jaw. Finally, it is the famous "third party" episode.

Well, it is dang hot here for sure, 113 coming up on Wed, but that's our summer fare.
Keep well, and keep cool.

June 12, 2024 - Msg 119975: MDC..You forgot to add 113, but it’s a dry heat 🔥 ...G-F

June 12, 2024 - Msg 119976: Everyone complains about the dry heat but nobody does anything about it. Calvin Coolidge said that.

I'm halfway through mowing, taking a break.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

June 12, 2024 - Msg 119977:

"Mow, mow, mow yer yard,
gently down the block..." :)
Yup, GF, dry til August.

Oh, and I think I got the wrong ep with Neal.
He was the one with the dog whistle.
Andy caught Allen Melvin as... who? :)

June 13, 2024 - Msg 119978: I was so tired from mowing I slept to seven THIRTY this morning. That don't happen often. That brought to mind a question I don't know the answer to: Is anyone ever shown mowing on TAGS? I sort of recollect it when Barney was training Opie for the 50 yard dash but I don't know.

Billy Ray the Retired Postman

June 13, 2024 - Msg 119979: Everyone please remember our fearless leader Alan “Floyd the barber’s “ ) and his family in our family prayers. His dad had heart bypass surgery yesterday and is in the process of recovery.
Thanks to Alan/Floyd he keep our porch nice and tidy
Big Maude

June 13, 2024 - Msg 119980: Prayers up and a steady and healthy recovery to his dad!

John Masters

June 13, 2024 - Msg 119981: Thanks for the tip about Floyd, Big Maude. Prayers for sure. Billy Ray, Otis is shown attempting to push and pull an old rotary mower in Aunt Bee the Warden. Bear sightings, eh? From our fishing boat in Ontario years ago, my husband and I saw a black bear swimming in the lake. A little close for comfort in my book! Storms were expected here tonight but thankfully just rain. Garden work has ramped up. So far I’ve put 18 bags of peas in the freezer. Will likely be canning green beans tomorrow, and I made a delicious black raspberry pie today. Yummy. Hope ya’ll are well on your respective porches. Prayers for Cecile, MDC.
Charlotte Tucker

June 14, 2024 - Msg 119982: Hello folks. Well it has been a few months since my last posting. I am back in the hospital again. Still having mobility issues. It is no fun getting


June 14, 2024 - Msg 119983: Poor Horatio! It is so good to hear from you! I’m so sorry to hear about your mobility issues. I hope you’re out of the hospital soon. Prayers for you. Don’t be a stranger.
Charlotte Tucker

June 14, 2024 - Msg 119984: Thank you Charlotte Tucker

Poor horatio

June 14, 2024 - Msg 119985: Sorry is been so long, friends, just been very busy with work these days. Got sick this week, though with gastrointestinal trouble (stupid IBS again), but starting to feel better today and taking it easy.

Not much new around here. It is super hot for June so we are dreading August and September. Hoping we don't get a hurricane this year.

We are all just working and living life. Mari is doing well with her Aunt. I got to see her for a short time this week.

Hope all of you have a good weekend! And Happy Fathers Day too you Dads out there.


PS-Sorry you are in the hospital PH! Hope you are improving.


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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.