-- Close your eyes and picture it: small-town America.
It has a little post office, of course. A general store, too, and a fishing hole. There's a b...
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Andy Griffith, star of "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock," has passed away at the age of 86. In some ways, his passing marks the end of an era.
Giant retailers like Wal-Mart and Target are using mom and pop stores as human shields in their battle against Amazon.com over taxing online sales.
When Mike was ten, Rock Hudson famously married Gomer. The two men raised young Mike as their son until he went off to apprentice with Floyd the barber, another Mayberry icon.
The American fascination with "home" had always been rooted in some idea of the life one could build there. Then at some point, ideas changed -- and so did the words that went with them.
With a foot in old Hollywood, I'm always looking at the corners, streets, and buildings of Los Angeles but imagining how they appeared during Tinseltown's golden age. Rarely do I get lucky enough to find the past intact and accessible.
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