When speaking with relatives about family history, I am often told to keep this piece of information between you, me and the gate post. Respecting sensibilities, I will share my family stories entwine with historical events from Copiah, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties, Mississippi, from gate post to gate post.
Andy Griffith, sheriff of Mayberry, was one of my favorite television characters of my childhood. I still watch the show weekday evenings. I particularly admire the way Andy was protective of the incompetent, lovable, cousin deputy Barney Fife. Life was never as simplistic as it was portrayed in the program, but how I wish it was. Rest in Peace Andy.