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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

You don't have to be Roy Black or Gerry Spence, you just have to care: Barney for the defense, your Honor



Barney for the defense
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppNMTQBhatM



Rafe Hollister (Jack Prince) sings Lonesome Road, Andy Griffith on guitar (1963)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDzUATl63vE

A Mayberry State of Mind/AMSOM is the online chapter of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club
http://www.youtube.com/user/AMSOMmp

http://amayberrystateofmind.com/default.aspx


http://www.mayberry.com/


http://www.youtube.com/user/AlexMOFUKA

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0341431/videogallery
http://www.tvland.com/shows/andy-griffith-show

Not surprisingly, The Andy Griffith Show was my favorite TV show as a small kid growing-up in mid-1960's Memphis, which was far, far away from a Mayberry existence before we left in 1968 for South Florida, three months after the MLK assassination there, and the subsequent riots and curfews, which I still remember.

The Tennessee National Guard drove their Army tanks right past our apt. complex at night on their way downtown as everyone in our neighborhood, young and old, watched quietly from the sidewalk, utterly transfixed, almost breathless, unsure of what the next day would bring.


Dr. King Is Slain By Sniper headline in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, April 6, 1968

Dr. King Is Slain By Sniper headline in the Memphis Commercial Appeal,
April 6, 1968.

Because I was a very precocious kid and early reader, and was easily bored with kids books, just as
Andy Griffith's hugely-popular TV show helped instill in me a certain moral compass about the right way you treat people, The Memphis Commercial Appeal was the newspaper that helped me learn to read and make sense of the wider world beyond the Mississippi River's banks.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/

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