Remember Andy Griffith? The actor and the show of the same name? Of course by now you have heard that actor Andy Griffith passed away July 3rd apparently of a heart attack. He was 86 years old.
When I first heard the news, I immediately thought of him in The Andy Griffith Show with Ron Howard, Don Knotts and the other various interesting characters. As I was reading about it, I realize that I was actually a teenager when it was aired. I know I didn’t watch it every week, but enough to get what was going on. It was just so iconic!
I remember Ron Howard growing up on the show and I remember acquiring a liking for the character of Don Knotts, after a season or two.
Here is a video, one of many to be found online about Andy Griffith and the show that was a ‘one of a kind’. We probably didn’t fully appreciate it at the time for the pureness of the characters and story-line. Actually at the time as a teenager, I believe I found it a bit corny!
Andy Griffith also starred in Matlock for a while in the 80’s and into the 90’s, but for me, I’ll always remember him as the Sheriff of Mayberry. What about you? Were you a fan of Andy Griffith?