July 31, 2014

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A Penny For Your Thoughts

By Nancy Whitaker

AUNT BEA’S NEW TATTOO

I like to believe that there is a town called Mayberry where Andy Taylor is still the sheriff; Floyd, the barber, is still cutting hair; Barney and Thelma Lou are dating; Aunt Bea is cooking dinner and making pie and Opie is still in school with Miss Crump as his teacher.

The Andy Griffith Show was a television series that ran from 1960-68 and was about life in the small fictional town of Mayberry, N.C. which supposedly had approximately 1,800 residents.

Everything in Mayberry was peaceful and Griffith and his inept deputy, Barney Fife, who only ever had one bullet, made sure it stayed that way. Folks were usually sitting on their front porch, visiting at the barber shop, drinking a coke at the diner or hanging out at Wally’s Service Station. This is where Gomer Pyle worked.