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Two Chairs No Waiting 340: Who is Aunt Bee?

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:20:30

We’ve looked into the lives of Andy, Opie, and Barney so now I thought it was fitting to take a look at the lady who takes care of these men, Aunt Bee.

We all know Aunt Bee but how much do you know about here. Hopefully you learn some things or be reminded of why Aunt Bee may have represented the Mayberry spirit better than anyone.  She did, after all, put family above all else by taking care and raising both Andy and Opie.  The love she showed is something I think the world could use so much more of.

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Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:17:52

Folks seemed to have enjoyed our last few episodes and our visits with the folks that live in, or have visited, the town that inspired “Mayberry” of The Andy Griffith Show.  I’m glad that’s the case because this episode we continue our visit with Alma Venable from the Mayberry Motor Inn in Mount Airy, NC.

Kenneth “Otis” Junkin joins me in the back room of the Mayberry Motor Inn as we hear more from Alma about Andy’s mother and many other things that provide a background that fans will enjoy.   My thanks to Alma for spending so much time with us and giving us a glimpse into the real “Mayberry” of Andy’s home town.

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Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:19:03

The week following Mayberry Days 2012 I was lucky enough to make my way back to the home of Mayberry Days, Mount Airy, NC.  It was a great visit!  I was able to spend time with Debbie and Darrel Miles, as you heard on episode 211 of this podcast, and the fun continued later into the evening.

Kenneth “Otis” Junkin and I were able to sit down with Mayberry Motor Inn owner Alma Venable to complete that wonderful, Mayberry evening.  We sat and talked about how she came to be the owner of the Mayberry Motor Inn, how she came to be “Aunt Bee,”  and so much more.

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Two Chairs No Waiting 204: Jobs in Mayberry

Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:23:10

The Labor Day holiday is upon us here in the ole US of A so it had me thinking that there were several times jobs/labor were talked about in the town of Mayberry.   We’ll visit with Aunt Bee, Gomer, and Opie as they attempt to find jobs in our home town.

Aunt Bee gets her job from some folks using green ink to print…things.  Gomer gets fired by Wally and tries to find a different job all the while staying with the Taylor’s at their house.

We’ve talked about Opie getting a job (back on episode 131 of Two Chairs) but we’ll look at it from a slightly different point of view this time.  All-in-all the jobs in Mayberry don’t seem too hard to get but keeping this is like holding on to a greased pig.

Come on with me and let’s visit in Mayberry.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:44

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In the past few weeks, I’ve received several requests to hear more information about Frances Bavier. As you know, Frances was Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show but she had a long career before her time in Mayberry.

She was a stage actress beginning back in 1925 and continuing for the next 25 years before she moved along to film and television.  We’ll hear all about that early career and information about the movies she appeared in as well.

I know you’ll enjoy getting got know “Aunt Bee” just a bit better.  If you want even more information, don’t miss episodes #139 and 140 of Two Chairs No Waiting which also focus on Bavier.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:15:41

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Imagine my surprise when watching Joe Friday on Dragnet when who should appear but Mayberry’s own Frances Bavier as Hazel Howard.  The episode of Dragnet is from the television version of the crime drama and was first aired on May 27, 2954.  The title is “The Big False Make” (season 3 episode 39).

Strangely, the future Andy Griffith Show costar Frances Bavier is billed in the closing credits by her character name “Hazel Howard” rather than her real name. This final episode of Dragnet’s third season is based on a radio broadcast of May 17, 1953.

We also discuss a little about the 1966 Studebaker Daytona which was the personal car of Frances.  Reports are that she had people try to convince her to get a newer car but she loved the Studebaker and would never consider getting a different vehicle.

The car was purchased for $20,000 a the June 2, 1990 auction of her personal property. The proceeds of the auction went, at Frances’ bequest, to North Carolina Public Television.

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  • Aunt Bee’s Studebaker – 1966 Studebaker Daytona was the personal car of actress Frances Bavier. Produced in the last year of the Studebaker brand, assembled in Canada with a six-cylinder engine made by Chevrolet and labeled “Studebaker Super Skybolt Six.”

Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #140: Jay Hicks

 

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Two Chairs No Waiting 139: Aunt Bee

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:15:18

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Frances Bavier is known to everybody as Aunt Bee from our home town of Mayberry, NC.  In 1972 Frances retired from acting and moved to Siler City, NC.  Ms. Bavier was a native of New York so when asked why she choose to retire to Siler City she said, “I fell in love with North Carolina, all the pretty roads and the trees.”

In this episode of Two Chairs No Waiting we’ll hear from Carolina Camera reporter Bill Ballard who was able to interview Frances Bavier not too long after she had moved to North Carolina.

Andy Griffith addressed the fact that the two sometimes clashed during the series’ run. Andy reported on Larry King Live – April 24, 1998, that Frances had phoned him four months before she died.  She said she was deeply sorry for being “difficult” during the series’ run.

Frances was born December 14, 1902 and passed away on December 6, 1989 at the age of 86.

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Burke on Mayberry #92 – Aunt Bee’s Medicine Man

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Burke on Mayberry #92 = Aunt Bee’s Medicine Man

Running time: 12:05

In this “The Andy Griffith Show” episode entitled, ‘Aunt Bee’s Medicine Man’ which originally aired on March 11, 1963, Aunt Bee gets a “fixer” from Colonel Harvey’s Indian elixir.

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