Tuesday, July 3, 2012

In Memorium

Today was melancholy around Bon Bon Pond.  Andy Griffith, my childhood hero and truly an iconic figure in American television history, passed away at age 86.  Mr. Griffith did such a wonderful job of portraying rural life in all its beauty, sincerity and simple goodness.  The opening scene of a father and son enjoying time together at the ol’ fishing hole still makes a strong statement.  I wonder what the world would be like today if every kid had a dad like Opie’s.  

Andy & Opie statue, Mt. Airy, North Carolina

In Minnesota, the DNR sponsors a special “Take A Kid Fishing” weekend every year.  2012’s event took place June 8th thru 10th and was a time when adults could fish without a license while accompanying a child younger than 16.
The Department of Natural Resources  designed  this  special time to rekindle childhood memories, make new ones and create the next generation of Andys and Opies.

RIP Andy.  Your legacy lives on . . .

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