The LuLac Edition #1168, May 1st, 2010
PHOTO INDEX: OUR "INTERVIEW" LOGO.
This week I ran into an individual visiting from Oregon and we started talking about politics. One thing led to another and when I was provided the address I was surprised.
Q: You live on Andy Griffith Drive?
A: For real.
A: We presently live in a little subdivision called Mayberry Meadows. All the streets are named after characters from the Andy Griffith Show. Fun, huh?
Q: Any comments from the UPS or FEDEX guys?
A: Oh you wouldn’t believe it. Yeah we get a lot of random comments, mostly just silly and fun, or people start whistling. I wonder how many people have read our address and can't get the melody of the song out of their head.
Q: Aunt Bea Drive?
A: Actually you have to turn into Aunt Bea Way to get to our house. It is the most direct way from the downtown.
Q: How about when you travel?
A: Most of the time my passport doesn't initiate much of a reaction abroad. Apparently the show isn't as universally well known in Europe. I bet custom agents who have taken care of us though have that tune knockin' around in their noggins.
Q: Goober and Gomer?
A: Uh yeah they are in a separate development though.
Q: Anyone from the show or TV land pay a visit?
A: No, I guess we don’t rate.
Q: Why did the developers name the land and streets that way. I heard of people naming streets after their kids?
A: Yeah. But I think they wanted people to think this was hometown America.
Q: It certainly is unique.
A: Made us talk a bit longer, right?
Q: Yes, quite…..uh…
A: Neighborly, right?