Like most in my age group, I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show. From what I have read, it has been on TV every day for 50 years. Other people must have liked it as much as we did!
We live about an hour and a half from Mt. Airy-----Mayberry to all the Andy Griffith fans out there. We have been there many times and really enjoy the small town atmosphere that the town has. The town we live in has approximately 50,000 people, which I guess is small to most people. Considering how it looked when I was young, it is huge now.
I really miss the way things were when I was growing up. We left the doors unlocked, played out in the yard with the kids in the neighborhood and no one panicked if we didn’t show up at dark ......we were just playing hide and seek and didn’t want to stop to eat. It was a wonderful, easy-going time.
Many people have their favorite entertainers, but as a general rule, most people loved Andy and the characters that lived in Mayberry. Those of us in my home state feel like we have really lost something special in his passing ……… I know that many of you do also......