Happiness is a small town

Everybody wants to move to a town like Mayberry. “The Andy Griffith Show” began with Opie and his dad walking down a path with fishing rods slung over their shoulders. Opie practices skipping rocks into the river, while Andy whistles. I’m pretty sure that was Andy Griffith whistling. He was a very talented actor and could play the trombone as well as the guitar, so whistling would have been a breeze.

The first show aired, in black and white, in October 1960. The final show aired in April 1968. There were 249 episodes of the show — 159 in black and white and 90 in color. Americans glued themselves to the TV screen to enjoy the adventurous antics of quirky personalities in

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