Mayberry is more than a fictional place. It is a way of life.

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Newnan Georgia - My Mayberry by Richard WeisserIt was with great sadness that I leaned of the passing of Andy Griffith. Although he was a skilled and versatile actor that succeeded in many endeavors, Andy will always be best remembered as the Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry North Carolina.

Born in Mt. Airy ( Mayberry ,,, Mt Airy …Mayberry … Mt Airy … get it?) Andy took his vision of small town Americana to the small screen in 1960.

As a child that was coincidentally the same age as Opie Taylor,  I often confused Mayberry with the real world.

In Mayberry, everybody looked after his neighbor, and went to great lengths to prevent hurt felling or damaged pride. Family always came first, and friends were treated like family!

In Mayberry, there was never a crisis that could not be solved in twenty-six minutes.

Even today, when we describe a small town with low crime and an easy-living lifestyle we call it “Mayberry.”

I know, because I live in one of them. Thanks Andy. Rest in peace.

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Gary Woltal
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I agree Richard a state of mind, a way of life of peacefulness and happiness. We can all take away a lot from that show, its cast and Andy.

July 03, 2012 03:33 PM
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I was so sad to hear about his passing too. I think Mayberry is what everyone thinks of America growing up...well at least our generation.

July 03, 2012 03:38 PM
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awwww, i hadn't heard that yet.  makes me sad.  I loved watching him.  He will certainly be missed.

July 03, 2012 04:01 PM
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He was a brilliant actor and made you just love him.  I've invited him into my home for decades.

July 03, 2012 04:27 PM
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I grew up in a small town like Mayberry too. It was great and I had a great childhood. I am going to miss good ole Andy... that was a great show and every now and then I watch those old show on cable.

July 03, 2012 04:40 PM
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He's going to be missed.  We just watched a funny movie with him in it as a senior in a senior place.....funny guy up to the end.

July 03, 2012 04:57 PM
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I loved that show. It was one of the few shows my parents approved of and allowed me to watch. It was great. I later learned to enjoy Matlock as well.

Cal

July 03, 2012 05:40 PM
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Richard - comedy is health. The "Loaded Goat" show (as corny as it was) still makes me laugh. Clean humor is a trademark of this enduring personality. RIP ANDY

July 03, 2012 05:42 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Richard, I too will miss Andy Griffith.  Those episodes had a bit of wisdom in each one.

July 03, 2012 06:25 PM
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I still love watching his reruns!!!   Such a simple time with just simple values...that we all miss so much!    A great loss to us all!   RIP Andy!

July 03, 2012 06:40 PM
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I want to move to Mayberry, Richard.  My wife watches something with Andy just about everyday.  It's her getting ready for the day background noise.  He will be missed.  

July 04, 2012 06:28 AM
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Andy was a part of my childhood. Watching that show is forever embedded in my past.

July 08, 2012 03:56 AM
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I've got to get a hold of the movie "Lonesome Rhoades" that I keep hearing eveyone talk about.  Not sure if I've seen it before, but it's been buzzing ever since Andy Griffith died.

July 08, 2012 04:26 AM
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They don't make too many Hollywood celebrities like Andy Griffith. He will be sorely missed.

 

July 08, 2012 05:06 AM
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Good morning Richard,

I came over from Pat's weekly post with her list. Somehow I missed this post..love it!! Mayberry is a town I picture you living in:).Andy Griffith will indeed be missed.

July 08, 2012 06:15 AM
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I often use the term "Mayberry" to describe my home town of Los Altos.  The world has evolved a bit and it seems the sense of community that Mayberry represented has disappeared.  It would be nice if those ideals would come back.

July 08, 2012 08:10 AM
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Hey, Richard!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week.

July 08, 2012 10:33 AM
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Richard

It was sad to learn of his passing. I loved that show, but never watched Matlock. Glad to know that places like Mayberry do exist.

Jeff

July 08, 2012 01:19 PM
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I, too, was so sad to hear of Andy's passing... it's like the end of an era. I may have "known" the guy better than my own grandfather. He will be missed.

Gretchen

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I remember the day my mother burst my bubble about Shirley Temple.  When I was a little kid I watched a lot of Shirley Temple movie Reruns.  Little did I know what a "rerun" was at that age.  I thought I was watching a little girl in the present day and I just loved her and her life.   I was as devastated as you can be as a kid when my mother told me Shirley Temple was really an older lady, she had grown up and was married and had kids of her own.  It was like being told the real truth about Santa Clause. 

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