It may be hard to tell, but I grew up in the South. Texas to be precise, I know, strange isn’t it, but that is beyond the point. I was raised to
understand believe only a few things:
- Gravy goes under the Chicken Fried Steak
- You deep fry chicken. Pressure Cooking is for the weak and lazy.
- Home Fries are not French Fries, but both are good.
- When you order a Coke, you then have to say what kind, i.e. Dr Pepper, Sprite etc…
- When in doubt Andy knows best.
Yesterday was a sad day, we lost our true Sheriff.
Andy Griffith was an institution, a member of the old guard that never seemed to preach to you. You knew what was right because it was something Andy did. He was a good Pa, and good Nephew and a good Friend.
But before he was Andy Taylor, he was a master story teller…
On American History:
When I was heading in to middle school, my dad sat my sisters and I down and made us watch two movies. He informed us that one was a comedy and the other a drama, and that both starred Andy Griffith. Prior to making the Andy Griffith show, he did not have an extensive career. He wasn’t a slouch, mind you, just a a really fast rise to fame.
The two movies in question were No Time For Sergeants, and A Face in the Crowd. Both are now considered classic movies with A Face in the Crowd being entered in the National Film Record n 2008.
I can tell ya, that I did not think much of A Face in the Crowd when I first saw it, but now I do enjoy it for what it is. No Time For Sergeants, I loved from the start.
As we get older, we start to see the pillars of our youth crumble to the ground. One such pillar fell yesterday, but I will always remember the whistling…
It’s time for me to pass this on to you folks
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