I explained that Andy Griffith died recently, but that he had lived in Manteo. I told him about the one time I saw Andy in the Manteo Furniture Store. I had heard that he didn't like fans to badger him, so I never even let on that I recognized him. Andy was chatting amiably with the salesman, finished his business, stopped to acknowledge a neighbor, and left. Manteo is a lot like Mayberry.
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