Farewell, Andy Griffith

As Americans awoke on July 3rd and prepared to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, it was with the news that America had lost one of its greatest citizens. Andy Griffith had died. I was too busy to watch the news that day and the next, so I didn’t hear about it until late Thursday, two days after he was gone at age 86. I was saddened to the core. In my mind, Andy Griffith stood high on a pedestal …


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3 comments on “Farewell, Andy Griffith

  1. Bernie Rangel on said:

    Thanks for the memories ANDY. I think this show was preparing us (fathers) for our present day scenarios. We should have recognized the father/son relationship in life is meaningless. Thanks Randy

  2. Billy Moore on said:

    After reading your article I got to thinking about it. Andy and Ron Howard really did have a positive influence on my life and the way I looked at things. I met Andy one time in North Carolina and he came across as a genuine nice guy. He will be missed by my generation. But if we can get our kids and grandkids to watch, his show and good life lessons live on.

    • Randy on said:

      Billy: You are fortunate to have met him, wish I’d had the opportunity. I believe with him what you saw is what you got. He was so consistent in his roles that I think that was his personality. Rare that an actor can keep that over all those years. Yes, we should make watching Andy Griffith required stuff in schools:-) Thanks for the comments…

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