Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Go Rest High, Andy

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


  1. I grew up with the show. My kids watch it with me sometimes on Netflix too. I enjoyed his kind of entertainment. Simple and good. No drama or fuss. He will be missed. I heard that they are going to be running all sorts of marathons on TV this weekend in honor of him, so keep the TV on!

    1. I can't wait, Ti :) The girls want to do something Andy Griffithish for my husband's birthday in a few weeks so we're putting our heads together. It's the kind of show you watch over and over again...and just never get tired of it.

  2. This is so sad. He really was a cultural icon, and a lot of people are going to miss good old Andy. Thanks for posting this and keeping me informed.

    1. Thankfully we have him on DVD and can share with future generations :) It is sad though...almost one of those passages in time that marks a generation gone. The world needs more people like Andy Griffith.