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Andy Griffith WTF???

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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The Andy Griffith show inspired me to find a way to get out of Florida and move to NC.
Took me darn near 30 years, but I finally took the leap about 8 years ago.

Best thing I ever did with my life!


I won't say exactly where, but I'm about 30 miles North of Charlotte...


R.I.P. Ange




posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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Was he ever in "Much Ado About Nothing"?



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by Agarta
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Because Andy Griffith is so well know internationally for his films I find it hard to believe that you do not know who he was.


Well known internationally in the USA maybe
I vaguely recognised the name but could not tell you anything about him. I initially confused him with Andy Kaufman. And I bet 99% of Britons would have no idea who he was.

They would have heard of Eric Sykes though who also died yesterday. I'm sure you have as well? One of the greatest comic actors and script writers of the past 50 years.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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I would want to be buried quickly, and be buried directly into the soil to play my role as nature intended: to be food for other life forms.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by Star128
Does anyone else find it peculiar that his body was interred FIVE HOURS AFTER HIS DEATH?


NO

My will states - immediate cremation - and no funeral. Autopsy are not routine.

Mourning death is for the living. Like Andy - - - I don't want any part of that.

I did request of my immediate family a good old fashion celebrate life party. No mourning.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by jiggerj
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I would want to be buried quickly, and be buried directly into the soil to play my role as nature intended: to be food for other life forms.


There are places that do that now. Did you know that?


Natural Burial Is Gaining Ground: Advocates Are Speaking Up Across North America: www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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My husband's grandmother is in her 80's and has left instructions that she be buried before sunset the day she dies (or the next one if she dies at night). She has also asked for us not to have a grave side service. She said she didn't want people crying over her grave. To put it as bluntly as she she did, "I'll be died, people should just go on with their lives. No need to worry about me."

It's her death. If that's what she wants, that's what we will try to give her.

OiO



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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you'll enjoy this.... I made it more ATS-worthy


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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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First of all, I'm sorry for your loss. This seems to have affected you greatly.
However...the man was in his eighties and the cause of death was most likely obvious and natural causes...this is not a Matlock episode. People or their family can do whatever they like with the funeral plans if there was no foul play involved.

Or...you could always just ask Angela Lansbury to look into it.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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I am sorry to hear of the loss. Yes I know who he was and have seen many of his rolls. I remember wishing his part in "Harry Potter" would have been longer.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by PurpleChiten
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you'll enjoy this.... I made it more ATS-worthy


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Thanks.

Love your "story posts".



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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I'm not positive but I believe at least in NC you have to have a land declared a cemetery before a loved
one can be burried on a family member's property. He and his family must have made pre arrangements
that included the option for him to be burried where he is. We can look at reruns of Mayberry RFD when
available. Good show, rather tame and wholesome for all audiences. He was buried rather quickly it would
seem.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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I am not trying to "hijack" the jist of this OP...

But for the last couple of days, I and some of my friends have been reminiscing about Andy and barney and some of our favorite episodes. Sitting here on ATS, I can't help but consider some of my favorite episodes that would be suitable for ATS...

The time Andy, Barney, and Gomer went into the haunted house looking for Opie's baseball.... remember the eyes in the portrait that followed Barney?

The episode where Barney didn't respond to the chain letter and had a streak of bad luck.

The time where the Darling's had chosen Opie to marry Charlene's daughter... and they had to use the disappearing ink to break the contract.

And the one where Charlene was gonna marry Andy, but Barney in a black coat on a white horse on a full moon lit night broke the deal...



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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His is the kind of passing I would have thought we all should have. I don't understand how we came to have embalming and viewings and long drawn out funeral rites. I think that is more abnormal and macabre and mysterious than the quick no fuss burial Andy had. I had to go to two funerals where the deceased was laid out all preserved like Wonder Bread and dressed to the nines and slathered in more makeup than I ever saw on these dear ladies in life. Worse yet, we were expected to give the corpses a kiss goodbye. And the costs of these funerals had to have been a huge burden on their families. I'd seen less pomp and circumstance at weddings. I had to unfortunately kiss both corpses as it was expected for some reason, and thought who the Hades ever came up with the idea this was a good way to send somebody off? I mean no offense to anyone who has sent a loved one off this way and I do beg pardon of those I offend, but it just doesn't seem natural. I'm sure my opinion is scarred by the fact one of the ladies was a suicide and I know they had to have done some really meticulous work to present her with an intact looking head, since she blew half of it off with a pistol.


Andy R.I.P

One more thing, I'm sure nobody here means any offense in assuming Andy was known internationally and especially in the UK. We know that a lot of our shows are exported and since this one has been around so long and is so iconic, a lot of us should be excused for the mistake. I have family in different countries in Asia and a lot of them are fans of Bewitched and Andy Griffith and other shows and stars from classic tv. I also thought by now Andy Griffith Show must have made its way to most of the UK by now. We import our fair share of shows, too, and love some of UK's celebrities, too.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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The episode that had me laughing out loud once was the one where Andy was trying to explain to Opie about a ratio to explain what was meant by a half of a person or something to that effect. And Opie couldn't wrap his little child's mind around Andy's explanation and shook his head sadly, saying "poor Horatio.".



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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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OOOOh OOOOh Pick me...Pick me....anyone ever think this was this man and family wanted done... HELLO!



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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As familiar as I am with Andy Griffith and his legacy I still Googled his name to get more information. Glad I did. For all I already knew about him I found it interesting to learn he was born on the same day and in the same year as Marilyn Monroe.

edit on 5-7-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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I actually think this is kinda sweet in a certain way, and very much like he lived. No chemicals, buried on his own land without a lot of fuss and cameras and all the rest.

What a class act, right up to the end and beyond.

Put me in a pine box and put an acorn on top!



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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Well in the US Andy Griffith needs no introduction, well I sure hope he doesn't anyway.



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