Tuesday, July 03, 2012

You got to nip it in the bud!

This morning, I woke up and do my normal routine. Showering, brushing of teeth, look at a dog. I decide to check my email and the news. Normally, nothing really ever catches my attention. This morning it did. I was saddened by the loss the world suffered today. Maybe, I am wrong is assuming this but somehow, someway, we all grew up knowing this guy. Andy Griffith became part of our family. I was raised listening to his stand up and I will be the first to tell you he could deliver a punch line like no other. He never had to take the cheap way to make someone laugh. He did it through  his own brand of storytelling. I could listen to him tell the football story all day long. I was also raised on the Andy Griffith Show. It was on TBS every Saturday afternoon. I was thinking long and hard about those moments when I read of his passing. Honestly, I wouldn't change them for anything. TV has changed a lot since the days of The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock but there is one thing that will never change. A new generation will grow up to know Andy Griffith as if they were part of their own family. I know if I ever have kids they will partake in the show as well.

I remember my friend and fellow writer Justin, talk about how awesome the show was. He decided to tell me something, that three people could not whistle the theme without one of them laughing. It just proves that every once and a while something will be able to stand the test of time.

Andy is up in heaven right now, eating dinner prepared by Aunt B with Don Knotts. 

Andy Griffith might have passed away but there is one thing for certain. His legacy will never die.