Andy Griffith Remembered

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?

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