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TCNW 657: Betty Lynn Fans Remember

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:36:28

In episode 655 of Two Chairs No Waiting we celebrated the life of Betty “Thelma Lou” Lynn who we lost on Saturday October 16, 2021. During that episode I asked to hear your memories of Betty and several of you responded.

The memories of Betty her impact on the lives of those around her, including fans of The Andy Griffith Show, are strong enough that folks took time out of their day to either record a voice mail or send in written thoughts. I believe that these memories will continue to have an impact on us all and I know you’re going to enjoy hearing from fellow fans.

This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring “James Seay” part 3.

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TCNW 655: Betty Lynn Remembered

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:35:07

On Saturday October 16, 2021 near the mid-night hour Mayberry fans lost the lovely Betty Lynn, our much loved “Thelma Lou.” We’re going to celebrate the amazing life of Betty by talking about her long career in Hollywood and before when she was in the USO.

There are so many memories about Betty and how she impacted the lives of those around her. She had such an impact that she’s even responsible for the creation of the “Mayberry Meet-up” that Two Chairs No Waiting leads each year in Mt. Airy, NC. My trip to go and interview her for the podcast was the generation of the meet-up that has been going strong since 2013. So, Betty was drawing people together even when she didn’t realize she was doing so.

This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring “Betty Lynn.”

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TCNW 596: Happy 94th Birthday Thelma Lou

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:29:33

August 29, 2020 will be the 94th birthday of actress Betty Lynn who played the love of Barney’s life, Thelma Lou. We have several episode of Two Chairs dedicated to Betty but can you really ever talk enough about Thelma Lou? I say no. Especially when it’s her birthday week!

I’ll also give you some information about one of the other wonderful Mayberry ladies, Maggie “Charlene” Peterson that I know you’ll want to hear.

Bonus: This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring part 2 of “Alberta Nelson.”

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:32:52

We’ve had reports from “on the scene” and heard from Betty related to her birthday back on 29 August 2016 but on this episode we get to hear from some of the folks who traveled to Mt. Airy, NC to be part of “Thelma Lou’s” birthday celebration.  These are fans, just like you and me, who we able to make there way to the Andy Griffith Museum and wait in line to get Betty’s autograph and to spend just few minutes in her company.

What would make someone travel to the town of Mt. Airy, NC just on the chance of spending time with someone they’ve admired for years?  Why is was it important to them?  Let’s ask them and see what answers we get about what brought them to be there in that line.

 

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:30:58

If you  missed episode 392, I recommend you head back and enjoy that episode before you move foreword with this episode since it’s Part 2.   Part 2 of what?  Well, just one of the biggest days Mayberry has had for quite a while.

29 August 2016 was a BIG day celebrating Betty “Thelma Lou” Lynn’s 90th birthday in Mt. Airy, NC and let me tell you, it was a sight to behold.  I recommend you watch the video versions of the podcast to actually “see” the goings on so you’ll be able to feel like you were there.

This episode we focus on the evening of the celebration when we traveled downtown to the Earle Theater there in Mt Airy to watch “June Bride.”  June Bride was a 1948 movie staring Betty Davis, Robert Montgomery, and a young Betty Lynn in the title role.

We can’t watch the movie on the podcast but we can hear from Betty and her memories of the film and the stars.  PLUS we hear from North Carolina Lt Gov Dan Forest with a special presentation.  PLUS PLUS…a couple of “Mayberry” boys send their regards.  IT’S BIG!!

 

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:31.21

What a great day it was on 29 August 2016 when we spent the entire day celebrating Betty “Thelma Lou” Lynn’s 90th birthday in Mt. Airy, NC.  I did something I’d never done before….live reports “on the scene” like a real reporter.   It was big!

The Andy Griffith Museum gave me permission to video and take photos inside the museum so I could give all of you an inside seat to Betty’s big day.  I was able to do several 2 minute reports throughout the day and this episode is a compilation of those reports as well as a few others that were not broadcast live.

I recommend watching the video version of this episode so you can see the things I’m talking about but if you can’t do that, the audio version should be like an audio “walking tour” of the events as they occurred.

We have so much to cover, I couldn’t get it all in one episode so be sure to come back in the coming weeks for even more fun from Betty’s 90th Celebration!

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:27:53

We start off the episode with a great clip of Betty Lynn at the 2015 Col Tim’s Talent Time held during Mayberry Days.  Betty has such a Mayberry spirit that anytime we can hear from her is wonderful.

We follow that up with a Bruce Bilson telling us about the first time “Opie” tried to throw the rock into the lake for the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show.  It was filmed at Franklin Canyon and this is a story you will not want to miss.

To top things off, we get to hear from YOU…the listeners of the show…with your feedback about the last several episodes.

It’s BIG!

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