posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:40 PM
The era of the Greatest Generation is coming to its sad but inevitable conclusion. A generation which truly earned its name. They grew up during the
Great Depression and fought in the bloodiest war in human history... almost no one in that generation did not lose a family member or close friend to
poverty or war. They then rose up to give us the economic boom of the '50s and the fantastic television programs my parents watched and then I
watched; Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Ant and Aardvark, and so on. Not to mention it gave us great shows for all the family, many of which are still
watched today by those pining for the days of "Americana" with industry, small towns and big families such as The Andy Griffith Show, Leave it to
Beaver, I Love Lucy, and The Honeymooners.
My father always loved watching those '60s TV programs ever since I can remember. The whistling tune of The Andy Griffith Show is the first thing I
ever remember whistling as a kid - it was that show which I heard every night (alongside the opening of Seinfeld) which will likely be ingrained into
my memory forever. So rest in peace Andy Griffith, you have truly left your mark on this nation and its character.