It started last Friday…the dreaded summer cold! My chest was tight and congested, and I felt bad. I survived the weekend (complete with our big family annual summer get-together at my sister’s house…always a wonderful, wonderful time!) and I survived two busy days at work. On Wednesday, I was off, and felt worse than ever. It’s been one week today. I’m definitely better, but I am obviously (by evidence of cough/cough/cough) not 100%.
I am pretty sure we had a thunderstorm last night. Well, we definitely had a thunderstorm, lots of rolling thunder and lightning, but…no rain. It was pretty odd. A rainless thunderstorm. We need some relief from this heat wave! We did get a little bit of rain yesterday afternoon, and I am most thankful, but we need uh-lot more! It’s not just the south, either. My stepson lives in Illinois, and he mentioned they were having 100+ temperatures as well.
Andy’s gone. Ole Boy has always been a huge Andy Griffith fan. Usually, at least once a day, Andy and Barney are in my house, even if it’s just one or two episodes. Ole Boy has the complete set of the black and white seasons on DVD, and a few other random DVDs and some VHS cassettes, as well. A few years ago, we took a vacation to Mt. Airy, NC, Andy’s hometown. (I wrote about it HERE.)
I am not too sure I agreed with
Andy the actor’s way of thinking, but I do think that The Andy Griffith Show
was one of the best shows ever produced for television.
Here are some pictures of the Mt. Airy vacation:
The Snappy lunch counter. This place was actually mentioned in the
The house where Andy grew up
A brick honoring Ernest T. Bass at the Mayberry Courthouse in Mt. Airy.
Not the original...
Not sure if this was an original...
Sites like this were very common along the sidewalks of the town square.
The lady at the counter told me these are incredibly
Mt. Airy was "Mayberry" everything, including insurance companies.
Picture hanging in the local theater.
At the museum