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Andy Griffith: An American idol whose show exemplified what's right in the world

July 17, 2012

The passing of American icon Andy Griffith has caused a major shift in attention to Mayberry, the mythical town where Sheriff Andy Taylor rarely had to do any sheriffing, but dispensed lots of homespun wisdom that served a higher calling.
Everybody would have liked to live in Mayberry.
That's not surprising because it was a place where although everybody knew everybody else's business — not always desirable — more importantly, it was a place where people took care of each other. And love was the common denominator that held them together.

Sense and Nonsense: Watching an appliance in distress is reason to wail and gnash teeth

July 17, 2012

If there's anything I hate to spend money on, it's an appliance.
Just think about it. This is not an unreasonable position to take.
Once an appliance gets to your house, no one but family members and pets will ever see it again, save for an occasional perusal from a repairman in the event of a malfunction.
I mean, it's not like you might have company for dinner and you would take time to fancy up the washing machine in case the guests should peek into the utility room.
An appliance is just there.
You can't drive it.
You can't wear it.
You can't eat it.
You can't drink it.

Wayne Allison

July 17, 2012

Wayne Allison of Bryant passed away on July 15.He was born Feb. 1, 1924, in Higden to Will and Clara Allison.
Mr. Allison was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy and working as a U.S. postmaster. He retired in 1986 from Safeway Warehouse, where he worked as a night watchman and maintenance man for 25 years.
Mr. Allison enjoyed going to church and the fellowship he had with his church family, gardening and yard work.
He was preceded in death by his spouse, Christeen Allison; a half-brother, Dale Allison of Oakland, Calif.; and his parents.

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