Post by Magician22773
Andy Griffith died today
at his home in North Carolina, he was 86.
I know a lot of the members of this forum are too young, or from other countries where he may have not been so popular.
But for me, and many my age or older, he was an icon of our childhood. Even though the show was long out of production by the time I started watching it, it was just as much of a "must watch" series for me.
I can honestly say that I probably learned more about honesty, love, family, and so many other everyday attributes from Sheriff Taylor (Griffith's character on the show), than I probably learned from my own family.
I still found myself watching reruns of the show today. It has been played at 12:30 PM everyday after the noon news for as long as I can remember. For a show that is nearly 50 years old, it truely is timeless.
In my lifetime I have seen the death of Elvis, and while I was young, John Lennon. And more recently, the loss of Icons like Kurt Cobain, and River Phoenix, and numerous other celebrities. But today, I honestly feel a part of my youth has passed away. These other deaths have been more of a "shock", or an empathetic feeling, but this one actually seems....personal. I can't say this very often, because I am just not the emotional type, but reading the story, and typing this...I have had to choke back tears.
I am sorry for the "blog" here. I would like to hear what others remember about him, and if he had the type of impact on your life that he did in mine.