Goodbye, Andy

By: palmettobug53 , 10:03 PM GMT on July 04, 2012

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Barney, Opie and Andy


Yesterday, I heard the sad news of Andy Griffith's passing at his home near Wilmington, NC.

Obit from LA Times

I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show and the storylines are a part of my memories and my life. I even remember the world when it was still a bit like the fictional Mayberry of the 1960's.

I'd like to resprise my 2006 salute to Andy and the cast of The Andy Griffith Show. If a few of the links have winked out since then, I apologize.

So, without further ado....


This classic TV show is one of our most enduring favorites from the 60's. Who can forget Aunt Bee and Clara? Floyd's barbershop? Otis, the town drunk in a dry county? The Darlings? Ernest T. Bass and his rock chunkin'? Goober and his cousin, Gomer? Andy and his son, Opie? And of course, Barney Fife, deputy sheriff extraordinaire.

This show aired for 8 seasons and it never dropped below a 7th place ranking. It was one of the first "spin offs", coming from The Danny Thomas Show, and generated two spin offs of it's own: Gomer Pyle, USMC and Mayberry, RFD.

The show has even been used in Christian discussion groups:
The Gospel According to Andy and The Bible According to Barney Fife.

What was your favorite episode? Who's your favorite character? Let's take a stroll back through a simpler time, when a big night out was taking your date over to Mt. Pilot for dinner and a movie and when a picnic and an afternoon of fishing, was all you needed to relax on a Saturday afternoon.

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Andy Griffith Bio

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The Andy Griffith Show/Wikipedia

Frances Bavier Bio

Test Your Knowledge of The Andy Griffith Show - Trivia Quizzes

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Barney Fife.com Be sure to check out the pics at "Back to Mayberry"

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Good morning!

Drat this laptop. There seem to be keys and/or key combinations, and if you hit them, they cause unexpected results.

I had just about finished up a nice little morning post, when my computer shut down, installed Windows updates and booted back up again.

Of course, my post went ~~~POOF~~~

Abbreviated version:

Cute story in the paper this morning: Zipper, the motorcycle riding squirrel.

I have laundry to do and the usual household chores. A possible trip to Walmart, as I have some scrips to turn in from my doctor appt on Thursday. Maybe pick up some groceries while I'm there.

I'd better hit 'post' before I lose this one!
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Happy Saturday... did you ever get your path how you want it, ready to "dig-in"?

It is so cold here, I have had to go and get a sweatshirt out of the cupboard. If it doesn't warm up I may have to put on the heating - in JULY!!!
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Briar, it is a little bit of an emptier world for us Andy fans but he will live on in reruns, as will all of the other residents of Mayberry.
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Wonderful tribute to Andy. He was a TV icon for many, many years and an all-around good guy. I followed a few of the links, but will have to come back another time to see the rest.
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51. palmettobug53
4:29 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
Happy, happy Friday!

Shore, I was going to try that last night with Gus but Hubby was in bed. I knew if I turned the up volume the least bit at all, it would wake him up, so I didn't even try.

I don't understand how a pin dropping will wake Hubby up if he's in bed. This is the man that can snore all afternoon in his recliner with reruns of Gunsmoke and Bonanza, etc. going with gunfights, galloping horses, barroom brawls, etc in full cry.

We got about another half inch of rain last night. I noticed it was raining just as I was checking the kitchen before going to bed.

I'll be looking for, and tipping out, all standing water that I can find when I get home. I know I'm gonna have skeeters but that doesn't mean I have to make it easy for 'em.

Dr appt was hunky dory. One of my annual exams.
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50. shoreacres
4:36 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
I'm laughing at Sandi's comment. When the Mama Kitty (Noodles!?)came in this morning and started feeding and washing, all of the cooing and such put Dixie straight up in her chair. Just for grins, when they start making noise, I crank up the volume and then laugh at Dixie trying to figure out what's going on!

We're into our third day of rain. It was .50" on Tuesday, 2.50" yesterday, and then today? Who knows. We have .91" so far for the day, so I'd expect to clear 2.00". There are flash flood warnings out, but that's mostly an urban/small stream warning so far. By this evening, maybe things will be a little tougher.

It looks like I may have to make another trip to the dermatologist. She did a great job with the spot on my arm, but there's a teeny place that looks like she might have missed it. It's only about the size of a pinhead, but still. I'll keep an eye on it and see what happens.

Hope your visit to the doc's routine all the way both going and coming!
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49. palmettobug53
4:14 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
Ah, meant to say we had a frog-strangler yesterday. It was over with, pretty much, by the time I left the office.

There was a little over an inch in my rain gauge at the house and little waves of debris left in the yard.
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48. palmettobug53
4:13 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
Awwwww.....

Gee, Sandi,don't tempt me! I'd get sucked into that and want to watch all day and I've got work to do.

Very, very short lunch today. I have a routine Dr's appt this afternoon. when we have to come in late or leave early, we're only allowed 30 minutes for lunch and we have to clock in and out.

A normal lunch is 1 hour and we don't have to clock.
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47. sandiquiz
4:04 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
The ginger kittens are washing or playing :)



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46. sandiquiz
7:57 PM GMT on July 11, 2012
When the mama cat or the kittens go meow, Blue goes demented!

The web cam owner is picking them up and holding them at the camera! lol

I want the little tabby one with half black face and half cream!
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45. palmettobug53
5:11 PM GMT on July 11, 2012
Did that, Shore.

Still didn't help yesterday..

Think it was just temporarily hung up or something.

It's working fine, now.
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44. shoreacres
4:37 PM GMT on July 11, 2012
Bug - when you first bring the cam up, you have to click the arrow in the bottom left-hand corner to start it. I missed that at first. ;)
I keep it as a tab now, and just pause it when I click out.

It's lunchtime now, and Mama's really getting mauled!
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43. palmettobug53
4:29 PM GMT on July 11, 2012
Hi, everyone.

We got 1/10 inch of rain last after work yesterday!

Not much but it really brought the temp down, which was great.

I even did some weeding in the rain. It didn't pour much; mostly light showers.

Sandi, when I brought the kitten cam up yesterday, one of the kittens was sitting up, with his eyes open, looking at something. But it didn't move for over 30 minutes, so I KNOW the cam wasn't working right. No kitten will sit like that for that long, without moving at all. At least an ear or a whisker.

I'll have to try again.

Hi, mobal! Yeah, Andy and the gang will be around for a long time to come, via reruns.
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42. mobal
1:27 PM GMT on July 11, 2012
Hi Bug,
I hate that Andy died, though I have been enjoying all the reruns on TV Land. I think that Mrs. Mobal could do without them though.....
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41. sandiquiz
8:11 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Opened the link to the kitties and saw four of them asleep on the towel. I watched for a few minutes and I thought it was a photo as there was no movement, then suddenly the little white kitty twitched a leg and shook it! lol
Yes, Linda, it could be addictive:)
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40. palmettobug53
4:47 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Well, the kitten cam isn't cooperating for me at the moment. I'll have to try again later.
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39. palmettobug53
4:46 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Hi, Shore, Ylee, Sandi! And a nice 'hello' to VIV for visiting.

Shore, that word list is great.

The only one I'd heard of was 'larruping'. Sandi's two alternative definitions of 'slug' are ones I know.

VIV, your island list sounds like it would be a goodie.

Slang and regional words can be a lot of fun to learn about.

Kittens? Gotta go look.
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38. VirginIslandsVisitor
2:43 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Quoting shoreacres:
Here's a little pleasantry for you - 19 Regional Words. I've never heard a one of them. We're going to have to ask Ylee about a few!

As to the chloramine, I really don't know. What does occur to me is the concentration might be different. I'm sure our water's more heavily treated than yours. Why I think that I haven't a clue, but it's a possibility at least. Anyway, I've got 8 quarts of rainwater set aside now - if that doesn't last until the next rain, we're really in trouble!


Thanks so much for the link. Very enjoyable.

Some day I'll have to put together a list of my favourite expressions used down here on the island. Some of them are not publishable but others are really funny. For example, I went into the local store for a soda and asked for a "straw" and the gentleman behind the counter said "You mean a 'haul up'?"

"I gone to come back"

Lindy
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37. shoreacres
12:51 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
I not only have words, I have kittens! A friend just sent me a link to this live webcam of a mama and seven kittens. It's pretty funny sometimes, and it could get addictive.
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36. sandiquiz
6:56 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Interesting list of words, Linda.
I know, as in the same definition, larruping - it is a north east word, but also know slug.
We use the word as "taking a quick drink" and also as "hitting someone on the chin"!
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35. Ylee
1:53 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Chinchy I have heard(and used), but the rest I have not!

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34. shoreacres
12:04 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Here's a little pleasantry for you - 19 Regional Words. I've never heard a one of them. We're going to have to ask Ylee about a few!

As to the chloramine, I really don't know. What does occur to me is the concentration might be different. I'm sure our water's more heavily treated than yours. Why I think that I haven't a clue, but it's a possibility at least. Anyway, I've got 8 quarts of rainwater set aside now - if that doesn't last until the next rain, we're really in trouble!
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33. palmettobug53
5:31 PM GMT on July 09, 2012
It's Mooooondaaaaay....... Oh, joy. How can so much work accumulate over the weekend?

At least, I only have one Monday this week.

Good grief, Shore! You actually dug up the Charleston Water System website! Looks like we've got choramines, too. How come I've never had problems with my plants, like you've had?

I just didn't have time to get around to looking last night. The Queen was calling! There'll be another special on PBS tonight.

I've never seen this much on TV about the Royal Family and the Monarchy. It has to all be tied in with her Diamond Jubilee.

Ylee, I watched "Man in a Hurry" yesterday, as well.
TVLand has really been putting on the reruns since Andy passed.

I missed The Pickle Story, though. I was in the kitchen getting the beef stew started for dinner and didn't realize it was on. It's one of my favourites.

I did catch the haunted house one, with Andy, Barney and Gomer. Otis and a friend were moonshining in the basement and perpetuating the 'haunted house' myth to ward off Nosy Parkers.

Sandi, I'll live without the number keypad but I do miss being able to make my signs and symbols.

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32. sandiquiz
12:22 PM GMT on July 09, 2012
Hi Ho - It is Monday and I promise there is only one this week!

I have three keyboards - I know, I am greedy - but I have this little laptop, the netbook I bought to use downstairs and the keyboard fro the big desk top, which should belong to C if he ever wanted it. All three have numbers across the top and not at the side - I couldn't cope with them on the side .... so it is just what you are used to!

Hope it isn't too hot this week and you get some of the promised rain. If not, I have plenty to spare!
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31. Ylee
2:52 AM GMT on July 09, 2012
Bug, my family was watching that episode of "Man in a Hurry" when I got home from work last night! I was hot and drained from all the heat, but I stayed and watched the rest of it before I left to get cleaned up!

I saw a June bug today in the garden! I reckon they're confused because it's now July, and they don't know what they are! :)

Hope work is kind for you tomorrow!
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30. shoreacres
12:29 AM GMT on July 09, 2012
Here you go - your water system and how it's treated.
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29. palmettobug53
11:51 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
They have external keypads, Numberwise? Well, if that don't beat all!

Still, I think I'm just going to go with the wireless mouse for now.

When I eventually replace this model, I'll get one of the larger ones with a keypad.

Shore, that 'mater sandwich does sound good.

LOL on those baby birds. I see half grown ones trailing after Mum and Dad all the time. Fluttering, begging and being ignored.

Janet, you and me both. Spotting June bugs and lightning bugs is a rare treat for me, these days. I used to see them all the time, when I was growing up out on James Island. It wasn't built up back then and was almost like living way out in the country. There were all kinds of birds, rabbits, frogs, toads, crawdads and minnows in the ditches, marshes nearby, lots of fallow fields to play in.

Now, all I get is the usual suburban birds, with the occasional hawk after the pigeons. Possums and coons trying to get into the garbage.

Botta go; I was just doing a quick check of the blogs before 'Queen & Country' comes on at 8:00 on PBS.

Will check in tomorrow at lunch.
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28. janetlee
11:10 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Did someone say Junebug? What memories! We had a huge mulberry tree at our back door when I was growing up,it was swarmed with junebugs summer long. My sister & I would catch them, tie a thread around one of their little back legs and fly them forever! Or until the leg got pulled off. I know bug cruelty....Now I see one in a blue moon. Those & lightning bugs. Although I think I see more and more of those each summer. I think it might be that we have a huge growth of honeysuckle growing on the shed.
They seem to come from there more than anywhere else.

Just think only 1 Monday this week!
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27. shoreacres
9:13 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Afternoon, Bug ~

June bugs, huh? We have quite a few of them. I just saw my first one this past week. You'd think as early as everything else is the June bugs would have been here in May, but not so.

I just went around and watered everything with rain water - and I have enough left now for four weeks of watering the violets. I feel like the weekend's a success. One of the violets needs repotting badly - it has two plants in one tiny pot, and they're growing so well the leaves and blooms are completely outside the pot. Those 6" stems need new homes!

My entertainment for the weekend has been the baby birds who are trying to coerce their parents into keeping the food coming. They sit around and chirp and flutter their wings and scan the skies - but no use. Mom and Dad just aren't paying attention. In both the sparrow and bluejay families, there is one that's a straggler. The sparrow is sitting out here now, calling and calling. Poor little thing. ;)

I'm pretty excited about the weight thing. I'm down four pounds. One more and I'll have lost a sack of potatoes! It's taken four weeks, which is sort of pathetic, except for the fact that I am going in the right direction. When I get ten off, I'll share my secret. ;)

Have a good evening. I'm going to keep rolling here with cyber chores and then have a nice tomato sandwich for supper - I've got two really good tomatoes left, and I'll have them on toast with mayo. I'm a sandwich minimalist, that's what I am!
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26. NumberWise
8:31 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Hi, Bug. I've felt so bad for you through all the difficulties with switching to your laptop! I would have struggled with all those issues, too. I'm lucky to have my son living here, and he just breezes through fixing everything.

When I had to replace my computer two years ago, I chose to buy a laptop. It has a 17.4" display, so I have a regular size keyboard and number pad. I have it on a stand on my desk, and it has been very satisfactory. I do occasionally take it with me to clients' offices.

I always use a mouse - not a touch pad. I also have a separate number pad that plugs into a USB port. I don't use it as much with this laptop as I did with a smaller one, but it's very convenient. Both mice and number pads are cheap - $10 each. I do hope you'll come to enjoy the laptop!

Thanks for the Andy videos!
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25. palmettobug53
2:15 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Barney's First Car:

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24. palmettobug53
1:58 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Since it is Sunday, I thought this video clip would be appropriate:

From "Man in a Hurry"



The episode was about a businessman in a hurry to get to an important meeting. Passing through Mayberry on a Sunday, he had car trouble. Of course, everything was closed down and he was stuck. Extremely frustrated, he'd been lashing out at everyone around him. In this particular moment, he forgot his hurry.
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23. palmettobug53
1:54 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
CBS Sunday Morning just did a nice little tribute to Andy.
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22. palmettobug53
1:17 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Good morning!

Hi, Patti! Good to see you. I know Life keeps you busy and you're not able to hang out on WU as much as you used to.

Pros, I think everyone watched the show. Not just us, who watched the original airings. It's been in syndication for so long, two to three generations know Andy and the gang.

I don't know how popular The Andy Griffith Show has been in other areas of the country. I think speaks more to Southeners or folks who remember small town life.

Today should be fairly relaxed. I have one load of clothes left to wash. I am going to run the dust mop and duster around. Pick up a little more. Dinner will be easy: beef stew, rice and green beans.

I was just outside a few minutes ago and had a collision with a June bug! I can count on one hand the number of June bugs I've seen since I was a kid.

They're awfully clumsy fliers; at least, this one was. He rammed into me or the plastic lawn chair several times before wallowing off around the corner of the house. Kinda reminded me of Woodstock!
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21. Proserpina
9:58 AM GMT on July 08, 2012
Yes, goodby Andy and thank you for all of the fun episodes that I watched.

My favorites? Andie, Aunt Bee, Gomer.
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20. redagainPatti
9:35 AM GMT on July 08, 2012
Hugs and love on wings flying out to all who reads this. I know I have not been in here much but want to share with you that I do think of this group in here and I do miss you all. I knew somebody would have something up about Andy in their blog!

Thanks for the links and sharing. I will see you all a bit later on.. take care darlings.
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19. palmettobug53
11:39 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
Hi, everyone!

Just got back a little while ago from Walmart.

I was able to get gas for 2.92 per gallon at Murphy's. That was using my Walmart gift card to pay for it, which gives me 3 cents off on the gallon. That's only at the Walmart Supercenters, which have the Murphy's gas stations on site.

The price at Murphy's was the same two weeks ago (2.92), when I last topped off my tank.

It was at the BP station and the Kangaroo station, that I pass coming and going from work, that I noticed this week that they'd raised their price from 2.95 a gallon to 2.97. So, I do believe it's on the rise again.

SC does tend to have cheaper gas prices than other states. Another thing, once I get away from Charleston, going up to Dad's in Greenwood, I can see gas prices anywhere from 5 to 10 cents cheaper per gallon.

Which is one reason I don't fill up before leaving town, when I go to Dad's. I wait until I get up to Orangeburg. I'll make a pit stop and fill up the tank. I do the same thing, coming back home. That gets me gas a little cheaper than it will be when I get back to town, plus I use less than a quarter tank to get home from O'burg and I don't have to fill back up again for another week.

Peace, I'm sure I'll be able to hold on to Dad like that, for years to come, watching Matlock.

Janet, I was just going by what I'd read in the paper, over the past few years, that always seemed to say that he lived 'near Wilmington." I see now that his home place was on Roanake Island.

I agree with your observation about Snickers losing weight. All I've needed to drop for the las two yars is 10-15 pounds and it just WON'T GO AWAY!

Do you think I could get an eviction notice? LOL

I spent quite a bit of time this a.m., prowling around and reading about Andy.

TVLand channel has had The Andy Griffith Show running all afternoon. I've seen quite a few of my favourite episodes. The Pickle Story, the haunted house, the one with Ernest T harrassing the Darlings because he was in love with Charlene. Charlene making eyes at Andy. Oh, gosh, there's so many, it's hard to choose just one favourite.

Ylee, glad to see you chiming in. So, you and Janet both are also seeing gas prices on the upswing. I thought at first, I was imagining things.

Rob, I'm not one much for celebrity watching, either, but Andy wasn't what I'd call a celebrity. He was more like a member of the family.

I did enjoy his monologues about Shakespeare, football and hockey. On Romeo and Juliet: "She says, 'Hon, why don't you deny your daddy and change your name?' And he answered her right back, he says, 'You can change the name of a rose but you cain't do nothin' about the smell.'"

Another thing I enjoy, is listening to him singing hymns. I love the old ones and those seem to have been his favourites, too. I wouldn't say he had an outstanding singing voice but it was an enjoyable one.

Sandi, you have that VAD tax to contend with; that's why your gas prices are almost 3X what we pay here.

Oh, gosh, they've got that episode on where Barney buys that car from that little old lady, whose husband only drove it to church on Sunday. And she turns out to be the ringleader of a gang of con men! LOL

Lord, I've written a novel again.... Mea culpa.
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18. RobDaHood
9:15 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
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17. sandiquiz
8:55 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
Why is your petrol/fuel/gas coming down?

Ours is going up! I paid £1.38 a litre on Friday. There are 4.5 litres in a UK gallon, making it about £6.20 a UK gallon and 3.8 litres in a US gallon, making £5.25 a US gallon.

Right, what's the conversion rate today?
1 U.S. dollar = £0.64

So our fuel is the equivalent of $8.12!!!
Hey, that means we pay almost three times as much as you !! lol
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16. RobDaHood
8:42 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
Don't usually pay too much heed to celebrities, but sure wish I'd have had Andy teaching my English Lit. classes. Would have saved me a lot of grief!

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15. Ylee
8:16 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
Bug, you have cheap gas, but I've notice it's creeping up here, too! :P $3.12/gal here!

Janet, I'm sure Snickers wouldn't mind sharing! LOL!
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14. janetlee
7:47 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
I have loved checking out all your Andy stuff. There is a slight correction however I,being from NC, have to correct. Manteo where Andy lived, died is buried is not near Wilmington.

Our gas is also on the rise again. I do not understand why because the price has been coming down on the commodities market. It is now in the $85.00 a barrel range instead of the over $100. just a few months ago. Our local station jumped ten cents yesterday! So happy we had already topped of our tanks.

Happy to hear Gus has settled in so nicely. I weighed our snickers the other day and she has dropped a couple of pounds with the new food I'm giving her. she only weighs 19.5 now as to the 22.5 a couple of months ago. sure wish I could lose a couple myself..

try to stay cool..
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13. PeaceRiverBP
3:20 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
Bug; Yes- that was very much it- just like watching Grandpa on TV! He passed away relatively young (57? I think) when I was just 11 or so, so it was a way to hold on him.

Wow- has gas dropped that much? I haven't bought gas since the middle of May and it was 3.70 or 80-something at that time.

Whether or not Gus knew what he was doing, I'll bet he's glad he did it now! :-)
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12. palmettobug53
2:09 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
After doing some poking around, trying to find the article about Andy that was in this morning's paper, (Which I still don't think I've located), I did find a page in the L.A. Times, that has links to related stories they've done since his death.

What I Learned From Andy Griffith an interview with Ron Howard.

One of those links might be the article I read this morning.

There is one about "Where are they now?" Once you click on the link to that story, there is another linkk to the article that I read this morning is titled "Andy Griffith acted, and lived, by the Golden Rule."

It appears that he died from a heart attack suffered about 24 hours prior to his death.
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11. palmettobug53
1:49 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
It's SATURDAY, it's SATURDAY!

Ylee, my trusty steed is saddled and ready. I'm hoping I won't need him.

I absolutely HATE being bogged down with work. Not just because it's in my job description that all incoming work must be completed within X amount of time from receipt; I want it done in a timely manner for myself and my own satisfaction. Not to mention peace of mind.

Sandi, it sounds like you have a nice relaxing weekend planned. Unless you hit writer's block!

Beth, I loved watching Matlock because Andy's character in that show had so many of my Dad's mannerisms. It was like watching Dad on TV, instead of Andy/Matlock! My SMom said the same thing, so it wasn't just me; she noticed it too. Esp. his habit of repeating a short phrase three times. "I see. I see. I see. Well, let me ask you this......" That is Dad all over ! LOL

There was no visit to my cousin after work yesterday or this morning. She spent yesterday afternoon, running errands with her daughter and she has a funeral to go to this morning. We'll have to shoot for next week.

Not much on the agenda today, besides some picking up, dusting, etc. I did wash a couple of loads of clothes Wed, so I don't have quite so much of that to do. I am going to make a run to Walmart for some misc groceries, personal hygiene items, etc, and get gas.

Gas had dropped at several stations to as low as 2.92 a gallon but I noticed Thurs, that two places had raised prices back up to 2.97 per gallon. I think the downslide has stopped.

Gus is outside, sniffing around. He's being allowed out alone for short periods and he hasn't wandered out of the yard but once or twice and that was into the yard of the vacant house next door.

He was snoozing on the ottoman last night, when I asked him, "Did you really KNOW what you were doing that night, when you walked towards me?" He lifted his head, gazed right into my eyes and said, "Miow, Miow." I' pretty sure that was 'yes' in cat speak.
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10. sandiquiz
7:36 AM GMT on July 07, 2012
You made it to SATURDAY! Next week there will only be one Monday, I promise!

Hope you have a great weekend, I am going to "write" and knit! At least, I hope I am going to find time to do both.
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9. PeaceRiverBP
1:23 AM GMT on July 07, 2012
Bug; Wonderful blog! I was always a fan of Andy Griffith because he reminded me of my paternal grandfather, who was tall, slim, soft spoken and had a similar accent (he was born in Biloxi, Mississippi but raised in Centre, Alabama) so every time I saw him on TV, it gave me sort of a warm and fuzzy feeling.

I hope you're holding up to all the heat okay; you all must be roasting down there! Hope you're able to stay cool!
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8. Ylee
4:18 PM GMT on July 06, 2012
All I can tell you is to make sure you have a fast horse in case you start to smell burning tourches! :)

Hang in there, it'll be over soon!
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7. palmettobug53
4:18 PM GMT on July 06, 2012
Here's a link to one of my favourite Andy shows:

The Pickle Story (aka Aunt Bee's Kerosene Cucumbers)

(I tried to embed the thing but it doesn't work right)

Link
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6. sandiquiz
4:14 PM GMT on July 06, 2012
Oh, how I would hate to have a broken week - Two Mondays in one week! Yikes - one is a enough!

Hope you get caught up - I would hate to see you full of holes from them there pitchforks!
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5. palmettobug53
4:12 PM GMT on July 06, 2012
It's Friday!

This has just been a messed up week here at work, what with having a day off right smack in the middle.

I feel like I'm taking two steps backwards for every one I take forwards, as far as getting my work done.

If I don't get things caught up soon, there's going to be trouble. I'm already hearing murmurs of complaint and I think the villagers are readying their torches and pitchforks.
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