Thursday, October 4, 2007

Mayberry is Where I Want to Live

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I just recently read a news story about "Thelma Lou" from the Andy Griffith show. Do you remember her? She was Barney's steady girlfriend. The actress, Betty Lynn, recently moved to Mount Airy, North Carolina....the real home town of Andy Griffith. It's rumored that the fictional town of Mayberry is modeled after Mount Airy. Betty Lynn is almost 81 years old now and has travelled to Mount Airy over the years to speak at conventions and sign autographs and has fallen in love with the town. I think that it's very touching that she wants to spend the rest of her life living in a place that reminds her of the TV show that she was on so many years ago. Another character from the show moved to the Mount Airy area and lived there for the final years of her life. Frances Bavier lived there and even let some of her fans call her "Aunt Bee" . I find it very touching and fascinating that these two Andy Griffith actresses moved to the "real Mayberry". You can read the CNN news story at this link.

Here's a question for you! Is there a movie or TV show that's set in a place where you would like to live? :)