‘Twas The Night Before Christmas In Mayberry

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the courthouse Not a creechsture was stirring, not even a loaded goat…or mouse, Barney in the back room and Otis full of booze Had just settled down for a long winter’s snooze The rifles and guns had been put up with care, In hopes that Barney would not go there. The Taylor family all tucked in their beds The whole town slumbered few worries in their heads. When at Mrs Wiley’s house…

Christmas in Mayberry

~A poem about Christmas in Mayberry and “The Andy Griffith Show”~ It’s Christmas in Mayberry, the mountains are white Opie and his friends are all filled with delight. The town is lit up, wreaths are on every door Andy whistles the carols he’s whistled before. Opie skips along Main Street to hear the Mayberry band, Leon lopes close behind him; what’s that in his hand? No, it isn’t a sandwich’s sticky remains, It’s Christmas and he clutches a new candy…

Nip it in the bud!

I’ve always enjoyed newspaper comics. As a kid I would spread comic pages on the floor, lie down on my stomach, prop up with my elbows, cup my chin in my hands and enjoy the latest shenanigans of my favorite characters in such comic strips as Li’l Abner, Nancy and Sluggo, Popeye, Peanuts and Dagwood & Blondie. The “funny pages’ I called them, frequently referring to them as the “funnies,” such as when mother and daddy were reading the paper…

Beloved Sheriff of Mayberry, Andy Griffith Dead at 86

Beloved actor, singer and story teller Andy Griffith passed away today at 86. Several generations have grown up watching Sheriff Andy Taylor solve small-town crime and family disputes with humor and compassion on “The Andy Griffith Show” starting in the 1960s. The popular sitcom has remained on the air since then through reruns. Much of the storyline of “The Andy Griffith Show” was based upon Griffith’s childhood growing up in rural North Caroline in a small town called Mt. Airy….

Actor George ‘Goober’ Lindsey Gone at 83

Actor George Lindsey, 83, who played Goober Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show,” died today after a long illness. I was privileged to count him among my friends. George Lindsey was born December 17, 1928, in Alabama, and he died May 6, 2012 in Nashville, TN. Andy Griffith had this to say about the loss of his friend: “George Lindsey was my friend. I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit. In recent years, we spoke often…

Romance in Mayberry

Barney had a sweetheart Her name was Thelma Lou And they were fond of the duck pond Where they would sit and coo. Andy’s steady girlfriend Was Helen Crump you know, And they’d tarry in Mayberry Where couples often go. Goober’s girlfriend, Flora, Gave him a better plate Hoping no doubt he’d ask her out, and soon she had a date. So if you’d like some romance There’s just one place to be A Valentine sure to be fine With…

January Birthdays

Web //–> January 2 – Walter Baldwin /Floyd the Barber #1 January 3 – Ellen Corby/Myrt Lesh January 4 – Sterling Holloway/Bert Miller Birthday January 5 – Mitch Jayne/Mitch Darling January 6 – Danny Thomas/Exec.Producer TAGS January 9 – Bob Denver/Dudley J. Wash January 10 – Maggie Peterson/Charlene Darling January 19 – Jack Prince/Rafe Hollister January 20 – Arte Johnson/Hotel Clerk January 23 – Arlene Golonka/Millie Hutchins January 22 – Bill Bixby/Ronald Bailey January 27 – Howard McNear/Floyd Lawson…

‘The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry’ A Great Gift for Any Mayberry Fan!

Andy Griffith Show’s 50th Anniversary In October of 1960, a sitcom appeared on the old black and white TV sets that celebrated family, friendship, community and the Golden Rule. That show was “The Andy Griffith Show.” It isn’t surprising to fans of the show to know that after almost 50 years, that show has never been off the air as it moved into syndication and reruns that are still popular today. Therefore, it’s little wonder to discover that fans are…

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