Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Andy Griffith, RIP

The whole of The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry RFD were, in their way, police procedurals as well as glimpses of a small-town world that was disappearing. The realness of those shows had a lot to do with Andy Griffith's realness--he was a fine actor and a fellow who remembered where he came from. He lit up motion pictures like A Face in the Crowd-- but I think to many, he'll be the down to earth lawman and father from the shows that bore his name. 

He was a good gospel singer and guitar-picker as well as an actor. Also he supported Obama and the ACA.

He was an apparently genuinely decent fellow.

1 comment:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's good to know that an unapologetic communist could be such a beloved American icon.

Just listening to some of Andy's musical scenes makes me wish that he and Manley Wade Wellman had collaborated on a "Silver John" series.