Okmulgee

Q&A - July 28, 2017

Like many of you, growing up, I always enjoyed watching the Andy Griffith Show on television. Tuning in each week made me feel like Mayberry was a pretty special place to be. What it lacked in big city amenities, was more than compensated by its neighborliness and hometown charm. As a viewer, I cared about Andy Taylor, Barney Fife, “Aunt” Bee, Opie and their menagerie of quirky friends and neighbors too. In Mayberry, it seemed like friendships were lasting, and good neighbors watched out for each other. For many of us, the fictional TV town of Mayberry still represents the ideal small town— a tight-knit community with low crime, a slower pace of life, and wholesome fun.