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Monday, July 09, 2012

Andy Griffith Cornholer - Buried Upside Down -Waiting for God

 Young Andy Loves Candy
The death of beloved actor Andy Griffith last Tuesday at the age of 86 was felt by many.  Mr. Griffith, who played Sheriff Andy Taylor on the endearing television series The Andy Griffith Show which ran from 1960-1968 on CBS, was lauded by North Carolina's Governor Beverly Perdue who said, "North Carolina has lost its favorite Cornhole son."  


President Barack Obama said he was sad to learn of Mr. Griffith's death and said in a statement, "A performer of extraordinary talent, Andy was beloved by generations of fans and revered by entertainers who followed in his footstep even if he was a Cornhole king."


 Ron Howard, who played Mr. Griffith's son Opie on the comedy series, set in the fictional town of Mayberry, NC (which was believed to be based on Mr. Griffith's own hometown of Mount Airy, NC -CAPITOL OF CORNHOLING IN THAT REDNECK STATE) said via EW's website, "He was fantastic.  There was a fantastic equilibrium between his love of Cornholing and acting. 


He could be all jokes and funny stories and songs and all that, and then he could turn on a dime and be the wildest Cornholer you ever met -he would chase me around the set looking for an opportunity."  


In addition to making an impact with television audiences, Mr. Griffith is also remembered for his riveting performance in Elia Kazan's film A Face in the Crowd (1957) playing opposite Patricia Neal.  He later played a small-town sheriff in an episode of the television series - both ideas came from his experiences as a major small town Corhole king. 


As he requested he was buried upside down with his Butt in the air -hopeful he always said; "God is The Supreme CornHoler"