Tuesday, July 3, 2012

RIP, Andy

There will be lots of posts today about the passing of Andy Griffith and how much he was loved. This post is one of them. One of my proudest possessions is the entire set of DVDs of the Andy Griffith Show. Yeah, I'm a corn-pone that way. When life gets too difficult, going back to Mayberry is always refreshing. I intend to have a marathon viewing when we finally get back from Emory this fall and I have to lay low for 4 - 6 months while the new kidney kicks in.

I find myself laughing at least once every episode. And if it's not a humorous episode, I will enjoy it as well. So thanks, Andy and crew, for all the many hours of laughter you've provided this family. Many years ago I gave the 'ancient p's' (don't you watch Monty Python?) a book of the entire cast and characters, as well as a cookbook of 'Aunt Bee's' recipes, and I still use Barney's beef stew - it is excellent!

I know Griffith was a talented actor and comedian, but to me, he's just Sheriff Andrew Taylor, dad to Opie, and a sole voice of reason in the life of his sidekick deputy, Barney.

6 comments:

Ms. A said...

Can you believe he was buried within 5 hours of his death?

This is when it is so great to have reruns and be able to keep visiting him in Mayberry, with Aunt Bee, Barney and all the rest.

meandmythinkingcap said...

RIP - Andy Griffin.
I never connected with the humor and need more reruns of the show.

Norma Beishir said...

He'll be missed by all of us who appreciate clean humor.

Laoch of Chicago said...

"Barney's Beef stew," sounds rustic.

Mrs. Tuna said...

Andy will be gone but not forgotten.

injaynesworld said...

The "Return to Mayberry" TV movie was filmed in my little town of Los Olivos. I didn't live here then, but it always made me smile to know that. So if you see the movie and the flagpole in the middle of the only intersection -- that's us!