I've been so blown away by all the new friends stopping by as part of the Freedom to Read giveaway hop that I haven't posted in a few days.
The family and I left for a long weekend in the Smoky Mountains right after the hop began, and returned home just yesterday to grocery shopping, bill paying and getting ready for the 4th of July.
I was working on a post this morning about our incredible horseback riding adventure through the mountains when I heard about Andy Griffith's death.
My husband is a lifelong lover of The Andy Griffith show and can spout off all kinds of quotes, songs, dialogue...you name it, he remembers it. Our oldest daughter, as a toddler would "dance" by bouncing up and down ANY time she heard the iconic theme song.
Boy those are some great memories.
It seems only fitting to sing this song this morning...and did you know that there actually were lyrics to the whistled tune? Here's Andy singing and whistling a song we'll never forget.
To say good-bye, Vince Gill's song Go Rest High on That Mountain is particularly fitting for a man who gave us so much hope and laughter, through stories about a simpler life and time.
Rest in Peace, Andy