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TCNW 686: Maggie Peterson Celebrated

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:57:55

Actress Maggie Peterson played Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show but she was so much more. We lost her on Sunday May 15, 2022 so please join me in celebrating her life from Greeley to Mayberry.

In trying to come up with the best was to honor Maggie and to help fans learn more about her, I realized that an interview with Maggie recorded in Calhoun, GA at an event called “A Touch of Mayberry” would allow us to hear her tell the story in her own words. The year was 2018 and it was a special evening.

She grew up in Greeley, CO where she and her brother started a band called “The JaDa Quartet.” They played places around Colorado and eventually made it to New York where the band was booked on several television series as musical guests. Andy’s manager, Richard Link, helped the group get the bookings and they were off to a great start. Maggie moved to New York then out to California where she landed the role of Charlene Darling. She had roles in movies, commercials and in guest staring roles in series like The Odd Couple,” “The Bill Dana Show,” “Gomer Pyle, USMC,” “Green Acers,” and “Mayberry, RFD.”

Listen, or watch, to hear the whole story. I would like to suggest you actually watch the video version of this episode so you can see the images of Maggie presented during the stage show.

This interview was originally aired in two parts on Two Chairs No Waiting number 573 & 574 in March 2020.

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Welcome to the Mayberry Devotional.  I’m sure by now, most have heard of the passing of Maggie Peterson Mancuso.  Maggie, aka Charlene Darling, passed away Sunday May 15.  According to her family, she passed away quietly in her sleep with her family present.  Maggie was loved by all and up until about three years ago was still attending fan gatherings representing the show.  I got to meet her several times and she was always happy to meet her fans and so appreciative of everyone coming to say hello to her.  She was loved by all and will be missed.  

Today I’m going to skip ahead a few episodes and look at season three, episode twenty five of The Andy Griffith Show, “The Darlings are Coming”.  This is the first episode where we see the Darling family, along with Maggie Peterson as she becomes the one and only Charlene Darling.  The title of my devotional today is “Forgive Because We Have Been Forgiven” and I’ll also be looking at Scripture from Micah 7:18a.

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TCNW 685: Cody Ray

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:39:31

In January 2014 I received an e-mail that changed things for me. It was from this weeks guest, Cody Ray DesBiens. At the time he sent the e-mail, he was 19 years old and he said he was a “HUGE Andy Griffith Show fan” who watched episodes every night with his mom. That wasn’t the part that impacted me, though I was glad to hear a fairly young man was a Mayberry fan. What got me was that Cody had been diagnosed with a chronic type of Leukemia in October 2011.

He went through chemo and eventually needed a bone marrow and stem cell transplant. He was in the hospital for a long time and needed something to keep his mind off the pain and sickness. It was then that he came across the YouTube version of this podcast.

The thing that hit me was him saying that Two Chairs No Waiting helped him keep his mind off things. Wow…I was, and am, humbled by that and I’ve been wanting to have him as a quest ever since and FINALLY had a chance just last week.

I know you’re going to enjoy hearing Cody’s story directly from him LIVE from the IHOP.

We’ll hear this weeks installment of “Returning to Mayberry” by SpiritWalker that he’s calling “Chunkin’ Rocks.”

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High Sheriff of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #685: Chris Smyrl

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Welcome to episode 80 of the Mayberry Devotional entitled “It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time”.  Today I’ll be looking at season three, episode fourteen of The Andy Griffith Show, “One Punch Opie”.  And I’ll also be looking at Scripture from Proverbs 14:12.

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”  ESV

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TCNW 684: Giving Things Another Thought

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:38:55

The show we’re going to go back and give another think to some of the topics we covered in the last few episodes. They raise questions and created comments that are well worth talking about.

In one case, I answered a question from an audience member incorrectly so I’m going to correct the answer. My thanks to Randy Turner for pointing out the correct answer that is found in his “Mayberry Firsts” book (found at WeaversDepartmentStore).

We’ll also hear from a couple of folks about if knowing more changes how they watch episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.

To clear the palate, we’ll do a few Mayberry trivia questions.

We have an installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring “Hal Smith” part 2 to wrap up the Mayberry fun.

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Welcome to episode 79 of the Mayberry Devotional entitled “Tacos Fall Apart and We Still Love Them”. Today I’ll be looking at season three episode twelve of The Andy Griffith Show, “The Bank Job”. And I’ll also be looking at Scripture from Matthew 11:28.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” KJV

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TCNW 683: Collectors Call Trivia

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:32:32

This past weekend on May 1, 2022, the MeTV series Collectors Call featured the collection owned by Mike Haviland so I thought it fitting to talk about Mike and how well he represented Mayberry during the show. As such, Mike also worked with MeTV to develop several Mayberry related trivia quizzes with Round One being: “How well do you know Sheriff Andy?

We’re going to play that trivia. It’s twenty-five questions related to Sheriff Taylor and I know you’ll enjoy playing along.

This episode we have a new installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring “Hal Smith” part 1 that I know you’ll enjoy so go ahead and press play so we can get the show on the road.

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