Monday, October 3, 2016

Mt. Airy, North Carolina and the Andy Griffith Show in Mayberry

Mayberry Memories ...
Mt. Airy, North Carolina

Mount Airy, NC is the home of actor Andy Griffith, and was the inspiration for the town of Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show.  Visitors to Mt. Airy can visit Floyd's City Barber Shop, the Old City Jail, Snappy Lunch, the Andy Griffith Playhouse and even Andy's childhood home.

Photos by Joe Joseph

This is postmarked in 2013 with a USA 'Building a Nation' stamp.

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The Andy Griffith Show is an American television sitcom that first aired on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), and a precocious young son, Opie (Ron Howard).

Also shown in the mural is Thelma Lou.  She is Barney Fife's girlfriend and is portrayed by Betty Lynn.
USA stamp 2013
From the series: Building a Nation
Riveters on the Empire State Building
Forever a first class rate

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