How sad that the news outlets reported this week that Andy Griffith, at age 86, has passed away.
For those of us who are Andy Griffith Show fans, watching an episode of the show was like “going home,” to a place where people respect one another, where the worst criminal is probably a litterbug, and where supper consisted of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, snap beans and homemade apple pie.
The show came on the air in 1960, and has never left the airwaves since then, which speaks volumes about the values the show represents. Thanks, Mr. Griffith, for leaving such a wonderful legacy. You finally are “home.”
P.S.: Tell Barney, Otis, Ernest T., Helen and Goober that we all said “Hey!”