Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Andy Griffith

I wanted to take a break from work, dishes and research to remember Andy. Growing up it wasn't uncommon to watch The Andy Griffith Show. Sitting cross legged on the floor was standard kid sitting with the grown ups on the couch and dad (or grandpa, depending on were we where) in "his" chair, this of course as long as there wasn't baseball or football on.

It always seemed like the black and white episodes were always better then the later ones in color. Either way, the wholesome life of Mayberry with its neighborhood characters, made you wish for a "simpler" time. The script was so well done, (thanks to Andy Griffith many a times) that you felt like you actually knew them, like they were real, and lived next door.

Did you know that this iconic theme song is actually part of a song called " The Fishin' Hole" sung by Andy?

Unlike some of the "superstars" today, Andy could actually act and sing. He is most well known for singing  hymns with one of his albums reaching certified platinum standing.

I bet it was so fun to be on the set of the music video for "Waiting On a Women" by Brad Paisley. Andy added his vocal talents to song.

 I want to pass on my sincere condolences to Andy's family and friends.

Andy Griffith

June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012

P.S Who can forget Matlock!?

We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott


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