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RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 09-23-2021 12:58 PM

The Phantom won't strike ever again...Tim Donnelly, Played Chet Kelly, on TV’s ‘Emergency!

The Devastating Death Of Emergency! Star Tim Donnelly
Emergency! Chet Kelly


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RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 09-23-2021 01:04 PM

Nashville A-Team Musician Bob Moore Dies at 88

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Pictured: Bob Moore on bass during a Brenda Lee recording session at Bradley’s Film and Recording Studio. Photograph by: Elmer Williams, courtesy of CMHOF

Quote:Nashville A-Team bassist, Bob Moore, has died. He was 88.

Throughout his more than 60-year career, Moore was one of the lead musicians to utilize the bass guitar as a country music instrument and was the first-call bassist on Music Row’s A-Team of session musicians from the 1950s through the 1970s. Along the way, he provided rhythmic support and ideas for an array of classic country hits, including Patsy Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces,” Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry,” Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Roger Miller’s “King of the Road,” Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” Marty Robbins’s “El Paso,” Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler,” and Conway Twitty’s “Hello Darlin’,” among countless others...

In the 1950s, Moore began playing on Nashville recordings that represented what would become known as rockabilly, including for Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Brenda Lee, Bobby Helms, Wanda Jackson, and Johnny Burnette and the Rock & Roll Trio.

In 1961, Moore also enjoyed a major pop hit of his own with his instrumental recording “Mexico.” The song went No. 1 in Germany and reached No. 7 on the U.S. pop charts.

Moore was honored as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museums’ Nashville Cats: A Celebration of Music City Session Players program, and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2007, along with other members of the Nashville A-Team.

“Bob Moore’s contributions to American music are incalculable,” shares Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “Raised in East Nashville, he was a musical master and the most-recorded bass player in country music history. As a key member of the much-vaunted ‘A-Team’ of Nashville session players, he was both an inspiration and an innovator. He was the heartbeat behind classics including Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy,’ Sammi Smith’s ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night,’ Kenny Rogers’s ‘The Gambler,’ and hundreds of other recordings that changed the course of country music. He played with Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and so many others, and he helped establish Monument Records, where he was a player, a producer, an arranger and a hit artist. He once said, ‘Anyone who has heard me play the bass knows my soul.’ We’re fortunate that he shared his soul with us for so many years.”



RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 10-07-2021 02:09 PM

another one bites the dust...or the aquatic equivalent...

Gerald Home (October 18, 1950 – October 6, 2021) was a British actor best known for playing Tessek-Squid Head and the Mon Calamari Officer Captain Verrack in Return of the Jedi. Home died from liver cancer on October 6, 2021, at the age of 70.

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Gerald Home as Tessek (Squid Head) and Mon Calamari Officer

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RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 10-07-2021 02:37 PM

oh, man, this guy was f***in' great...soooo sorry to see him gone...





Pat Fish, who performed as The Jazz Butcher for nearly 40 years, has died. He was 64. Word came via his frequent collaborator and lead guitarist Max Eider, who wrote, "Very sad to announce that my old friend Pat Fish died suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday evening. Pat rocked my world in every way and his death leaves a big hole in my life and in my memory, much of which was only stored in his outsized brain. Goodbye mate and thanks for everything. I’m going to miss you."

Born Patrick Huntrods in 1957, Pat Fish put out records under variations of The Jazz Butcher name since the mid-’80s, making droll, often heartfelt VU-inspired guitar pop with a rotating cast of friends, including Bauhaus/Love & Rockets bassist David J, members of The Woodentops, Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom, and Eider. In North America, records like Bloody Nonsense and Distressed Gentlefolk were college radio staples, and following those he released a series of terrific albums for Creation Records from 1988 though 1995.

While much of The Jazz Butcher's catalog was out of print in the late '90s and '00s, Fire Records began a reissue campaign a few years ago. If you don't know who he was, you'd be doing yourself a favor to check out some of his work.

Artist: The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy
Album: Distressed Gentlefolk
Song: "Angels"
1986 Glass Records



you gotta get along now, Pat...d@mn....

Artist: The Jazz Butcher
Album: A Scandal In Bohemia
Song: "Southern Mark Smith"
1984 Glass Records





RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - DavidSt - 10-12-2021 10:34 AM






Wham and George Michael's bassest, Deon Estus dead at 65.

Deon Estus, dead at 65


Deon went solo in 1989, and scored his only hit with Heaven Help Me with George providing the background vocals.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - bearcatfan - 10-18-2021 07:59 PM

Betty Lynn aka "Thelma Lou" on Andy Griffith dead at age 95

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95.

Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/betty-lynn-thelma-lou-andy-griffith-show-dies-95-rcna3171


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 10-19-2021 12:44 PM

(10-18-2021 07:59 PM)bearcatfan Wrote:  Betty Lynn aka "Thelma Lou" on Andy Griffith dead at age 95

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95.

Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/betty-lynn-thelma-lou-andy-griffith-show-dies-95-rcna3171

Don't know why Barn was always messin' with Juanita down at the diner when he had a good woman in Thelma Lou. Will be missed, but the series is must-watch TV, especially for all Dads and Sons.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - JRsec - 10-19-2021 12:53 PM

(10-19-2021 12:44 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-18-2021 07:59 PM)bearcatfan Wrote:  Betty Lynn aka "Thelma Lou" on Andy Griffith dead at age 95

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95.

Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/betty-lynn-thelma-lou-andy-griffith-show-dies-95-rcna3171

Don't know why Barn was always messin' with Juanita down at the diner when he had a good woman in Thelma Lou. Will be missed, but the series is must-watch TV, especially for all Dads and Sons.
Because Barney was an insecure idiot. A secure guy would have snatched up Thelma Lou in a minute.

Don't sell the show short on other important lessens though I agree it's a must for fathers and sons. It also teaches some tremendous management skills. Andy is always defeating petty misconceptions with some patience, a lot of teaching, and affirmation. And reality comes calling in the form of Earnest T. Bass since we all have those which simply must be contained or restrained as they will not learn, will not be affirmed and no amount of patience will be rewarded.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 10-21-2021 12:40 PM

(10-19-2021 12:53 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:44 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-18-2021 07:59 PM)bearcatfan Wrote:  Betty Lynn aka "Thelma Lou" on Andy Griffith dead at age 95

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95.

Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/betty-lynn-thelma-lou-andy-griffith-show-dies-95-rcna3171

Don't know why Barn was always messin' with Juanita down at the diner when he had a good woman in Thelma Lou. Will be missed, but the series is must-watch TV, especially for all Dads and Sons.
Because Barney was an insecure idiot. A secure guy would have snatched up Thelma Lou in a minute.

Don't sell the show short on other important lessens though I agree it's a must for fathers and sons. It also teaches some tremendous management skills. Andy is always defeating petty misconceptions with some patience, a lot of teaching, and affirmation. And reality comes calling in the form of Earnest T. Bass since we all have those which simply must be contained or restrained as they will not learn, will not be affirmed and no amount of patience will be rewarded.


Was one of my go-to staples with the kids growing up. Almost every episode provided plenty of fathering discyussions that really helped shape the kiddos into decent young citizens. Plus Barney with the cymbols and the cow were favorites!


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - umbluegray - 10-21-2021 12:57 PM

(10-21-2021 12:40 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:53 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:44 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-18-2021 07:59 PM)bearcatfan Wrote:  Betty Lynn aka "Thelma Lou" on Andy Griffith dead at age 95

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95.

Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/betty-lynn-thelma-lou-andy-griffith-show-dies-95-rcna3171

Don't know why Barn was always messin' with Juanita down at the diner when he had a good woman in Thelma Lou. Will be missed, but the series is must-watch TV, especially for all Dads and Sons.
Because Barney was an insecure idiot. A secure guy would have snatched up Thelma Lou in a minute.

Don't sell the show short on other important lessens though I agree it's a must for fathers and sons. It also teaches some tremendous management skills. Andy is always defeating petty misconceptions with some patience, a lot of teaching, and affirmation. And reality comes calling in the form of Earnest T. Bass since we all have those which simply must be contained or restrained as they will not learn, will not be affirmed and no amount of patience will be rewarded.


Was one of my go-to staples with the kids growing up. Almost every episode provided plenty of fathering discyussions that really helped shape the kiddos into decent young citizens. Plus Barney with the cymbols and the cow were favorites!

Several shows of that era represented nuclear families as strong and the norm. Of course, back then, this was reality.

Moving away from the traditional nuclear family unit has really screwed up society.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - CliftonAve - 10-21-2021 12:58 PM

(10-19-2021 12:44 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-18-2021 07:59 PM)bearcatfan Wrote:  Betty Lynn aka "Thelma Lou" on Andy Griffith dead at age 95

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95.

Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/betty-lynn-thelma-lou-andy-griffith-show-dies-95-rcna3171

Don't know why Barn was always messin' with Juanita down at the diner when he had a good woman in Thelma Lou. Will be missed, but the series is must-watch TV, especially for all Dads and Sons.

Barn ended up singe, unable to get any dates and working for his brother Bart Furley, managing an apartment complex in Santa Monica.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - JRsec - 10-21-2021 01:06 PM

(10-21-2021 12:57 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(10-21-2021 12:40 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:53 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:44 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-18-2021 07:59 PM)bearcatfan Wrote:  Betty Lynn aka "Thelma Lou" on Andy Griffith dead at age 95

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95.

Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/betty-lynn-thelma-lou-andy-griffith-show-dies-95-rcna3171

Don't know why Barn was always messin' with Juanita down at the diner when he had a good woman in Thelma Lou. Will be missed, but the series is must-watch TV, especially for all Dads and Sons.
Because Barney was an insecure idiot. A secure guy would have snatched up Thelma Lou in a minute.

Don't sell the show short on other important lessens though I agree it's a must for fathers and sons. It also teaches some tremendous management skills. Andy is always defeating petty misconceptions with some patience, a lot of teaching, and affirmation. And reality comes calling in the form of Earnest T. Bass since we all have those which simply must be contained or restrained as they will not learn, will not be affirmed and no amount of patience will be rewarded.


Was one of my go-to staples with the kids growing up. Almost every episode provided plenty of fathering discyussions that really helped shape the kiddos into decent young citizens. Plus Barney with the cymbols and the cow were favorites!

Several shows of that era represented nuclear families as strong and the norm. Of course, back then, this was reality.

Moving away from the traditional nuclear family unit has really screwed up society.

This is one aspect we really don't grasp about China. Their nuclear family remains relatively strong by comparison. They encourage racial division here, but racial purity in China. They encourage homosexuality here, yet homosexuals in China just disappear. They encourage debt here and yet manage it in China centrally. They encourage education (and spying) abroad, but limit Western access to set aside areas, of which Wuhan is one, in China and have strict exclusion of foreigners in wide zones around sensitive areas. They are seeking every advantage in the coming war.

When America valued family, families valued not only a strong America, but a Superior one. Now they just want a handout so they can buy cheap crap made in China. We are way past our wake up call and still in a drugged stupor. The obituary is an appropriate place for these remarks.

And discernment is simple here. We now are governed by those who accuse and blame and want more stuff instead of those who want truth and provide for the common defense and maintain domestic tranquility by equal enforcement of law.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 10-22-2021 11:50 AM

(10-21-2021 12:58 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:44 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-18-2021 07:59 PM)bearcatfan Wrote:  Betty Lynn aka "Thelma Lou" on Andy Griffith dead at age 95

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95.

Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/betty-lynn-thelma-lou-andy-griffith-show-dies-95-rcna3171

Don't know why Barn was always messin' with Juanita down at the diner when he had a good woman in Thelma Lou. Will be missed, but the series is must-watch TV, especially for all Dads and Sons.

Barn ended up singe, unable to get any dates and working for his brother Bart Furley, managing an apartment complex in Santa Monica.

"Down at our rendezvous..." I see what you did there.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 10-22-2021 11:54 AM

Hoo boy, startin' to feel older now:

Peter Thomas Scolari (September 12, 1955 – October 22, 2021) was an American actor, best known for his roles as Michael Harris on Newhart (1984–1990) and Henry Desmond in Bosom Buddies (1980–1982). Scolari received three Emmy nominations for his work on Newhart and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his recurring role as Tad Horvath on Girls in 2016.





RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - DavidSt - 10-23-2021 12:20 AM

Tommy Debarge of Debarge Dead At 64








RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - TigerBlue4Ever - 10-23-2021 04:31 AM

(10-21-2021 01:06 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-21-2021 12:57 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(10-21-2021 12:40 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:53 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:44 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  Don't know why Barn was always messin' with Juanita down at the diner when he had a good woman in Thelma Lou. Will be missed, but the series is must-watch TV, especially for all Dads and Sons.
Because Barney was an insecure idiot. A secure guy would have snatched up Thelma Lou in a minute.

Don't sell the show short on other important lessens though I agree it's a must for fathers and sons. It also teaches some tremendous management skills. Andy is always defeating petty misconceptions with some patience, a lot of teaching, and affirmation. And reality comes calling in the form of Earnest T. Bass since we all have those which simply must be contained or restrained as they will not learn, will not be affirmed and no amount of patience will be rewarded.


Was one of my go-to staples with the kids growing up. Almost every episode provided plenty of fathering discyussions that really helped shape the kiddos into decent young citizens. Plus Barney with the cymbols and the cow were favorites!

Several shows of that era represented nuclear families as strong and the norm. Of course, back then, this was reality.

Moving away from the traditional nuclear family unit has really screwed up society.

This is one aspect we really don't grasp about China. Their nuclear family remains relatively strong by comparison. They encourage racial division here, but racial purity in China. They encourage homosexuality here, yet homosexuals in China just disappear. They encourage debt here and yet manage it in China centrally. They encourage education (and spying) abroad, but limit Western access to set aside areas, of which Wuhan is one, in China and have strict exclusion of foreigners in wide zones around sensitive areas. They are seeking every advantage in the coming war.

When America valued family, families valued not only a strong America, but a Superior one. Now they just want a handout so they can buy cheap crap made in China. We are way past our wake up call and still in a drugged stupor. The obituary is an appropriate place for these remarks.

And discernment is simple here. We now are governed by those who accuse and blame and want more stuff instead of those who want truth and provide for the common defense and maintain domestic tranquility by equal enforcement of law.

Dead solid perfect as usual.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - GoodOwl - 10-25-2021 01:04 PM

Ross won't have to worry about Gunther anymore:

James Michael Tyler, 59, American actor (Friends, Motel Blue), prostate cancer.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - Was SoMs Eagle - 10-25-2021 01:49 PM

(10-21-2021 12:57 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(10-21-2021 12:40 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:53 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:44 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-18-2021 07:59 PM)bearcatfan Wrote:  Betty Lynn aka "Thelma Lou" on Andy Griffith dead at age 95

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95.

Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/betty-lynn-thelma-lou-andy-griffith-show-dies-95-rcna3171

Don't know why Barn was always messin' with Juanita down at the diner when he had a good woman in Thelma Lou. Will be missed, but the series is must-watch TV, especially for all Dads and Sons.
Because Barney was an insecure idiot. A secure guy would have snatched up Thelma Lou in a minute.

Don't sell the show short on other important lessens though I agree it's a must for fathers and sons. It also teaches some tremendous management skills. Andy is always defeating petty misconceptions with some patience, a lot of teaching, and affirmation. And reality comes calling in the form of Earnest T. Bass since we all have those which simply must be contained or restrained as they will not learn, will not be affirmed and no amount of patience will be rewarded.


Was one of my go-to staples with the kids growing up. Almost every episode provided plenty of fathering discyussions that really helped shape the kiddos into decent young citizens. Plus Barney with the cymbols and the cow were favorites!

Several shows of that era represented nuclear families as strong and the norm. Of course, back then, this was reality.

Moving away from the traditional nuclear family unit has really screwed up society.

Was it ever explained what happened to Andy’s wife? As much as I’ve seen the show I don’t remember it ever being addressed.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - JRsec - 10-25-2021 01:55 PM

(10-25-2021 01:49 PM)Was SoMs Eagle Wrote:  
(10-21-2021 12:57 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(10-21-2021 12:40 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:53 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:44 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  Don't know why Barn was always messin' with Juanita down at the diner when he had a good woman in Thelma Lou. Will be missed, but the series is must-watch TV, especially for all Dads and Sons.
Because Barney was an insecure idiot. A secure guy would have snatched up Thelma Lou in a minute.

Don't sell the show short on other important lessens though I agree it's a must for fathers and sons. It also teaches some tremendous management skills. Andy is always defeating petty misconceptions with some patience, a lot of teaching, and affirmation. And reality comes calling in the form of Earnest T. Bass since we all have those which simply must be contained or restrained as they will not learn, will not be affirmed and no amount of patience will be rewarded.


Was one of my go-to staples with the kids growing up. Almost every episode provided plenty of fathering discyussions that really helped shape the kiddos into decent young citizens. Plus Barney with the cymbols and the cow were favorites!

Several shows of that era represented nuclear families as strong and the norm. Of course, back then, this was reality.

Moving away from the traditional nuclear family unit has really screwed up society.

Was it ever explained what happened to Andy’s wife? As much as I’ve seen the show I don’t remember it ever being addressed.

Was there even a picture of her in the house? I never recall seeing one. I always thought it was very odd.


RE: New Grim Reaper Death Thread - umbluegray - 10-25-2021 02:17 PM

(10-25-2021 01:55 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-25-2021 01:49 PM)Was SoMs Eagle Wrote:  
(10-21-2021 12:57 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(10-21-2021 12:40 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(10-19-2021 12:53 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Because Barney was an insecure idiot. A secure guy would have snatched up Thelma Lou in a minute.

Don't sell the show short on other important lessens though I agree it's a must for fathers and sons. It also teaches some tremendous management skills. Andy is always defeating petty misconceptions with some patience, a lot of teaching, and affirmation. And reality comes calling in the form of Earnest T. Bass since we all have those which simply must be contained or restrained as they will not learn, will not be affirmed and no amount of patience will be rewarded.


Was one of my go-to staples with the kids growing up. Almost every episode provided plenty of fathering discyussions that really helped shape the kiddos into decent young citizens. Plus Barney with the cymbols and the cow were favorites!

Several shows of that era represented nuclear families as strong and the norm. Of course, back then, this was reality.

Moving away from the traditional nuclear family unit has really screwed up society.

Was it ever explained what happened to Andy’s wife? As much as I’ve seen the show I don’t remember it ever being addressed.

Was there even a picture of her in the house? I never recall seeing one. I always thought it was very odd.

Per wikipedia...

Quote:Andy Taylor lives in the fictional, sleepy community of Mayberry, North Carolina. Andy is a widower and father to one young son, Opie. In the backdoor pilot episode from The Danny Thomas Show, viewers learn Andy lost his wife when Opie was "the least little speck of a baby." In the first episode of the show Andy has a maid that is getting married and moving away. Andy's Aunt Bee comes in to act as his live-in housekeeper and as surrogate mother/grandmother to Opie. Andy goes fishing with his son and often spends evenings on the front porch strumming his guitar. He sometimes entertains (with reluctance) overnight guests like his Aunt Nora and Uncle Ollie and often has friends in for Aunt Bee's fried chicken dinners. Andy goes to the movies occasionally and to dinner at Morelli's with friends. He enjoys picnicking at Myers Lake and fishing is his favorite pastime.