Well...never say never? and another reason I should not post things, making myself look like a fool.
I have found a temporary solution at least for vl7light.
it appears that if you add xfe
open xfe as user, go to /mnt/floppy
then open a terminal and enter: udisks --mount /dev/fd0
the files appear in the xfe window
in terminal enter: udisks --unmount /dev/fd0
the files are removed from xfe window
I did a copy from floppy to home and it did the copy paste. however if I copy a document to the floppy it is then executable. could cause confusion but if you know it is a document you can change it back to a document via permissions likely.
apparently this was known, I found this link during exhausting googles and appears one can add to thunar a mount/umount so will play with xfe laterhttp://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=16754.0