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Welcome to the October Weaver’s Newsletter!
This is the fifth edition of the Weaver’s Newsletter for 2023 and it’s the time of year that the holiday season begins here in Mayberry. The “holiday’s” could be said to begin the last full weekend of September for Mayberry fans. That’s when Mayberry Days brings so many fans together in Mt. Airy, NC to share the feeling of being with friends, family and fellowship. We have a report from Mayberry Days below.
For Weaver’s, since we’re an online store, the Christmas shopping season starts now. We have a lot of new products that you’ll want for yourself or maybe for the Mayberry fans in your life. We’ll list some of the newest items in this newsletter but head over to our website, WeaversDepartmentStore.com and see what Mr. Weaver has to offer.
Mrs. Weaver would like to thank all of you who recognized and spoke with her during Mayberry Days. She, and I, are very thankful for your support for our store and for the relationships established over the years. Mayberry folks are truly the salt of the earth and we are very thankful for having you in our little corner of Mayberry.
Now, on with the show.
**** Merchandise Update ****
Ben Weaver has been filling the virtual shelves with all your Mayberry shopping needs. It’s “spooky” how many great items he has in store. Here are some highlights:
Ernest T Prettiest Rock – $5.00
These “rock” shaped stress relievers are perfect for squeezing and work that stress out of the body. Even if you do end up throwing one at someone causing you stress, it’s unlikely to do much harm. So, feel safe in bringing out your inner “Ernest T.” with the “Prettiest rock ya ever did see.”
Ernest T. Bass is always looking for the best throwing rock and Weaver’s has them. You can see right there on the rock that it’s the “prettiest rock ya ever did see” and you’ll be proud to carry it, or them if you buy more than one, in your burlap sack.
Size: 4″ x 2-1/2″ x 2″
Celebrate our hometown of Mayberry with this ornament depicting the Old North State and keep your tree safe with a Sheriff & a Deputy badge ornament, too.
These ornaments will look great around the home for Christmas decorating, to give as a gift, or to just hang year round in your Mayberry collection.
Badge Size: 4 inches across
State Size: 6.5 inches (length)
Made of Cherry wood.
Writing on one side.
Backside is blank.
Comes with ribbon.
NOTE: Badge design also available as magnets with a slightly smaller size of 3 inches across.
Welcome to Mayberry! Plan your year with The Andy Griffith Show. This classic American comedy series was one of only three TV shows to end while still at the top of the Nielsen ratings.
Start each month with classic shots of Andy, Opie, Aunt Bee and rest of Mayberry. Some images are black and white for a throwback feel, while others are presented in vivid full color.
Covers 16 months from September 2023 – December 2024
One month is over two pages with an image at the top and calendar page on the bottom. Jot down plans and notes in the unruled daily blocks.
Includes a page with 4 extra calendar grids for September 2023 through December 2023 for early planning
Hang on a wall in your home, office or at school for a full year of planning and beyond
Printed on glossy paper stock suitable for pen and pencil notetaking. Measures 12″ x 12″ when closed, 12″ x 24″ when open.
The calendar consists of 366 days of all-new fun facts. Creator Randy Turner tried something different this time and wrote an “All Holiday” edition of the calendar. Each bit of daily trivia is tied to an official or unofficial holiday for the entire year!.
The calendar stands on a built-in easel and is designed to be used as a ring-bound desk calendar throughout the year with pages that are flipped over each day instead of being removed. At the end of the year, the easel can be removed, if desired, and it becomes a book that can be kept as a reference.
Start each day with a 4″ x 5.75″ fun fact.
There are some amazing new books that have been published recently. Everything from an updated Mayberry Travel Guide to the first of a brand new children’s book series detailing The Adventures of Young Andy is available.
Fans will love the reference books by authors Neil Brower and SpiritWalker. Weaver’s also has the return & update of the VERY popular Everybody on the Truck giving details the Darling family’s real life counterparts, The Dillards.
Great as gifts and for your very own library. Drop by the book section of Weaver’s to see all we have to offer. Below are a few more great books to consider making your own.
The Gospel According to Andy, Volume 1 offers the reader a spiritual truth from each episode of seasons 1 and 2 of the series. Future volumes will venture into season 3 and beyond. Each devotional includes a guided prayer to begin a conversation with God about the day’s lesson. Also included is a “footnote,” a fun fact or trivia about each episode. Open this book and your heart and hear The Gospel According to Andy. Paperback: 261 pages
You may want to check out Ronald’s other book at Weaver’s called Messages from Mayberry for more Bible studies.
A Guide to Television’s Mayberry R.F.D. (softcover) – $25
A Guide to Television’s Mayberry R.F.D.
by Dale Robinson & David Fernandes (softcover edition)
A terrific Mayberry book by David Fernandes and Dale Robinson (authors of The Definitive Andy Griffith Show Reference), is 225 fact-filled pages of fun reading for any fan of Mayberry.
Now available in softcover, this is the first book devoted entirely to the “R.F.D.” years of Mayberry. It provides detailed, episode-by-episode information about everything you might ever want to know about what happens in “Mayberry R.F.D.” It has extensive notes about the show’s cast, crew and guest stars, plus there’s a beautiful foreword by Arlene Golonka.
***Welcome to the Old Remshaw place!!!***
Old man Remshaw has been fixing things up around his house and it being the harvest season, he has once again brought the jack-o-lantern patterns of some of our favorite Mayberry residents out of storage for you to download and use.
Mr. Remshaw found it in his heart to light the way to the old Remshaw place with pumpkins carved to look like our favorite Deputy, mechanic, barber and Andy’s favorite son. Remshaw saw this baseball hunting trespasser as he was looking onto this world from the world beyond through that haunted painting above the fireplace.
It sure does feel like those eyes are following you everywhere when you walk around Remshaw’s house. Also, be on the watch out for a floating axe Barney said he saw when he was there.
You can join old man Remshaw in leading folks to your home with the lovable face of Barney Fife shining the way from his Barn-O-Lantern.
Your house will be the envy of your neighborhood this Halloween, or anytime, when you carve this Barney Fife, Floyd the Barber, Goober Pyle, or Opie jack-o-lantern…or all FOUR!
You just need some carving tools and a printed out paper patterns. Take the printed pattern and tape it to the pumpkin. Using a straight pin, go around the outline of the pattern leaving a “connect the dots” pattern on the skin of the pumpkin that can guide you as your carve the pumpkin. There are videos on YouTube that could help you learn to carve the pumpkin, if you’re afraid to try it without more help.
These designs are not super easy, so if you are new to the pumpkin carving, it is strongly recommended that you try out one or two of the easier patterns before attempting one of these. They mainly just take time and patience and you’ll be able to do one yourself.
You may need to change the size of the design before you print it, depending on the size of the pumpkin you’re using the pattern upon. You can also print it first, and then change the size by enlarging or reducing it with a photocopier.
Happy carving! It takes some time but it comes out looking really good! They’ll each take you about an hour to carve the first time but you’ll get faster as you get the hang of it. Give it a try!!
Floyd’s Barbershop Bulletin Board & Event Calendar
The Andy Griffith Museum, featuring the late Emmett Forrest’s amazing collection of Andy Griffith artifacts, is operating on its full, normal schedule. For complete updates on operating hours and other info, visit the website at AndyGriffithMuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.
Here are upcoming events that folks have posted on Floyd’s bulletin board:
* Oct. 28-Nov. 2: Cruise to Mayberry 16 sets sail for five days from Charleston, S.C., with ports of call at Half Moon Cay and Nassau, Bahamas, aboard Carnival’s Sunshine. The cruise’s Special Guest will be Joy Ellison (Mary Wiggins and others). “All sail with thee, Miss Mayberry!”
Also on board will be a full crew of Mayberry tribute artists, including Dixie Griffith (Andy’s daughter) as Mt. Pilot Fun Girl Skippy. For more info and to book call All About Cruises (336)538-4926.
* Nov. 2: Karen Knotts presents her one-woman “Tied Up in Knotts!” show at 8 p.m. at the Cumberland Theatre in Cumberland, Md. For more info, visit www.cumberlandtheatre.com.
* Nov. 3: Karen Knotts performs her popular “Tied Up in Knotts!” show at 8 p.m. at the Robins Theatre in Warren, Ohio. For info, visit www.robinstheatre.com.
* Nov. 4: Karen Knotts continues her visit to Ohio and heads west to the other side of Cleveland to perform her one-woman “Tied Up in Knotts!” show at 7 p.m. at the Lorain Palace Theatre in Lorain. For info, visit www.lorainpalace.com.
* Nov. 8: Karen Knotts presents her “Tied Up in Knotts!” show at 7 p.m. at the Community Performance & Art Center in Green Valley, Ariz. For more info, visit www.performingartscenter.org.
* Nov. 11: Karen Knotts performs “Tied Up in Knotts!” at 7 p.m. at Wickline United Methodist Church in Midwest City, Okla. For info, visit www.wickline.church. Giddy-up!
* Nov.17: The Dillards featuring Rodney Dillard perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center in Bartlett, Tenn. Tickets are $35. For tickets and info, visit www.bpacc.org/486/The-Dillards.
* Nov. 30: Karen Knotts presents “Tied Up in Knotts!” at 7 p.m. at the Scottsboro Goosepond Civic Center, in Scottsboro, Ala. For more info, visit www.cityofscottsboro.com/civic-center. NOTE: This is a private corporate event, not open to the public
* Jan. 26: Karen Knotts presents her grand ol’ “Tied Up in Knotts!” show at 8 p.m. at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale, Fla. For info, visit www.obopry.com.
* Feb. 3: Karen Knotts performs her one-woman “Tied Up in Knotts” show at 7 p.m. at Pursell Farms Resort in Sylacauga, Ala. For more info, visit www.pursellfarms.com. Hint: While in town, check out the Jim Nabors exhibit at the Isabel Anderson Comer Museum.
* Feb. 29-Mar. 2: 27th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival reels in top independent films in Florence, Ala. Details TBA. For updates and official festival info, visit www.lindseyfilmfest.com and check out the festival’s page on Facebook.
* Apr. 12 & 13: Mayberry & I Love Lucy Festival in Historic Granville, Tenn. (aka the Mayberry of Tennessee). Special Guests TBA. Highlights include Mayberry and Lucy tribute artists (Barney, Floyd, Otis, Goober, Gomer, Briscoe, Charlene, “Fun girls” Skippy & Daphne), Mayberry Dinner Theater, Mayberry-Lucy parade, Mayberry trivia contest, Mayberry look-alike contest, Mayberry Museum exhibits, and Darlings-style music. As additional details and the event schedule become available, check the GranvilleTN.com website for the event. (And check out Historic Granville on Facebook.)
* May 8-10: The Mayberry Retreat, hosted by Mayberry author Randy Turner. The beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn in Archbold, Ohio, is the site for the this year’s retreat. The inaugural Mayberry Retreat in 2023 was a real treat for attendees, and another good time is planned for this year. Randy will be presenting a talk titled “How Andy Griffith Became Andy Taylor,” which will examine Andy’s early career and the origin of “The Andy Griffith Show.”
Mayberry Days regular Tim White will be providing entertainment filled with bluegrass music and comedy (“Got time to breathe, got time for music”). The event will be a relaxing Mayberry-filled weekend. For full details, visit the event’s website at mayberrybooks.com/mayberryretreat.
* June 15: Esssential Mayberry author Neal Brower kicks off his summer lecture series about TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C. All three monthly, hour-long lectures this summer feature an episode dealing with matchmaking and romantic rivalry. Today’s lecture is about “The New Doctor” from Season 2. Lecture admission is included with Museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and under). Visit www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.
* June 21-23: After the roaring success of their 2023 festival, the second edition of Mayberry Comes to Scottsburg will be held in Scottsburg, Ind., this weekend. Details TBA. For updates, visit the festival website at www.mayberrycomestoscottsburg.com and check out their page on Facebook. For now, just mark your calendar!
* July 11: Karen Knotts presents her one-woman “Tied Up in Knotts!” show at 7 p.m. at the Ohio Star Theater in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Full details TBA. For more info, visit www.dhgroup.com/theaters/the-ohio-star-theater.
* July 19 & 20: 12th Annual Mayberry Meetup, sponsored by TAGSRWC’s “Two Chairs, No Waiting” podcast, gathers in Mount Airy, N.C. Details and registration info TBA.
* July 20: Timed to coincide with the Mayberry Meetup, Neal Brower, author of The Essential Mayberry, presents the second installment of his summer lecture series about TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C. Today’s lecture features “Andy’s Rich Girlfriend.” Lecture admission is included with Andy Griffith Museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and under). Visit www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.
* July 21: A Don Knotts 100th Birthday Celebration Event at the Royal Theater in Macon, Mo. This afternoon event, sponsored by Carousel Productions and hosted by Blood Brothers chapter of TAGSRWC, features Sean Dietrich (aka Sean of the South), musical guest Keota, and an audio-visual presentation by Randy Turner. Details TBA, but for now just mark your calendar. For more info, contact Johnna at email@example.com.
* Aug. 17: Mayberry author Neal Brower concludes his summer lecture series about TAGS, starting at 2 p.m., in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mount Airy, N.C. Today’s lecture features “A Wife for Andy.” Lecture admission is included with Andy Griffith Museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and under). Visit www.andygriffithmuseum.org or call (336) 786-1604.
* Sept. 24-29: 35th Annual Mayberry Days® in Mount Airy, N.C. Full details TBA, but advance tickets to some portions of the weekend, including for the concert by The Dillards featuring Rodney Dillard, are available to order now. For more info, visit www.mayberrydays.org.
* Oct. 26-Oct. 31: Cruise to Mayberry 17 sets sail for five days from Charleston, S.C., with ports of call at Princess Cays and Nassau, Bahamas, aboard Carnival’s Sunshine. The cruise’s Special Guest will be Dennis Rush (Howie Pruitt ).
Also on board will be a full crew of Mayberry tribute artists, including Dixie Griffith (Andy’s daughter) as Mt. Pilot Fun Girl Skippy. For more info and to book call All About Cruises (336)538-4926.
****News of Cast & Crew ****
Weaver’s is going to pass by the News of Cast & Crew for this issue as we’ll be having another issue of our newsletter in mid-November and we’ll try and cover the “news” in that issue. Also, we have some news of cast & crew in our Mayberry Days 2023 report that is coming up later this issue.
****Chapter News ****
There won’t be much chapter news in this issue for the same reason stated above but Weaver’s *did* receive on recent note from the Blood Brothers (Macon, Mo.) chapter. This chapter has been very active in keeping the Mayberry spirit flowing west of the Mississippi river. Their sub-chapter, called The Mayberry Card Guild, met on October 9 and learned a new technique to make autumn cards. You might recall, from our April Newsletter that this wonderful group put together treat boxes and delivered to caregivers at four local nursing homes. I’m sure these autumn cards will also be used to share the Mayberry spirit,
Send in your chapter reports (firstname.lastname@example.org) and show off your chapter’s Mayberry spirit. We love to hear from you.
**** Mayberry Days 2023****
The 34th annual Mayberry Days event in Mount Airy, North Carolina was held the last full weekend of September and what a wonderful celebration it was. The week starts on a Monday but I was not able to arrive until Wednesday so for this report we’ll start from there and go forward. But I did want to mention, if you plan to attend Mayberry Days in the future, you might want to plan to make an entire week out of it so you can have a few days of living that’s easy and “fairly” slow.
The first stop for Jan and me on that Wednesday was The Snappy Lunch. We wanted be sure we got a pork chop sandwich because it had been well over a year since our last. During the 2022 Mayberry days, Snappy lunch was so busy that we couldn’t get in to get a pork chop sandwich and Snappy was closed during the Mayberry Meet-up back in July so we had been saving up our hunger for a long time. We were not disappointed.
You may remember that The Snappy Lunch is mentioned in the episode entitled “Andy the Matchmaker” of The Andy Griffith Show. As a fan of The Andy Griffith Show I felt obligated to make sure I ate at The Snappy Lunch and since they are famous for the pork chop sandwich I had to have one. It’s probably my 50th one over the years and that could be an underestimate. As soon as we got to The Snappy Lunch we began to see fellow Mayberry fans that we’ve met over the years at Mayberry Days or at other Mayberry events. It was great to see them and catch up while we waited on our sandwiches.,
Wednesday is a good day to walk around and visit the shops on Main Street in Mount Airy. Mayberry head over to the Dairy Center get some ice cream or just enjoy the “Mayberry like” atmosphere that is Mount Airy.
On Thursday folks begin to gather over at the Cross Creek Country Club about 10:00 a.m. to get ready to play in The Emmett golf tournament and to meet the special guests that are in attendance for the Mayberry Days weekend. Tribute artists, cast members, golfers, and special guests are all there happy to see one another and take photos with fans.
The golf tournament “tee-off” is usually a fairly small crowd, not counting all the golfers, so it’d be a great time to come if you want to see the special guests or visit with the tribute artists. Not all the special guest is there because some have not arrived yet but as a fan I think you would enjoy it. You can always come just for the opening ceremonies of The Emmett “tee-off” and then head back over to Mount Airy to do more fun things in the downtown area or up on the Blue Ridge Parkway while the tournament is played.
Thursday evening is the golf dinner when the golfers receive their trophies and awards for best round, longest drive, longest putt, and even highest round of golf. The highest round of golf is given a trophy that looks like Barney’s bullet and, believe it or not, there are some teams that strive to win that trophy rather than try to actually win the tournament.
The entertainment following the meal this year was provided by Daniel Roebuck. He did a great presentation about being a “sidekick ” throughout his career. Daniel played sidekicks in many of his film and television roles over the years beginning with the role of “Cliff” opposite Andy Griffith’s “Matlock.” It was a great presentation that everyone really enjoyed.
On Friday the day begins with the mayor’s Proclamation at the Blackman Amphitheater. This is the Opening Ceremonies for the Mayberry Days weekend and all the cast members, tribute artist, and most of the fans attend. This is another great time for you as a fan to be able to see everyone and take photos.
Special awards were given to Floyd’s City Barber Shop and The Snappy Lunch during the mayor’s Proclamation ceremony. They were both given the “You’re the Cats” award in honor of all they’ve done to make fans of The Andy Griffith Show feel the Mayberry spirit when visiting Mount Airy and for their support of Mayberry Days. Dick Atkins, who worked a the producer of Andy Griffith’s movie Murder in Coweta County (1983), received the key to the city of Mount Airy and all of the special guests were recognized and address the crowd.
Following the ceremony there were shows by our special guests happening throughout the weekend.
The Mayberry Days Trivia Championship happened mid-afternoon Friday with past champion Jim Sherrill coming in first place for his 6th victory with 2022 champion, Mike Jones, coming in second. As a fun note, Jim has been the champion in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2023 and Mike was champion in 2021 & 2022. These are amazing feats of trivial knowledge considering the Trivia Championship had five or six previous champions competing each year.
Karen Knotts, Rodney Dillard and the Dillard band, Daniel Roebuck, and Ronnie Schell all had shows on Friday as did author Randy Turner. People often ask how many were in attendance at Mayberry Days. That’s a hard question to answer but all the shows were sold out, with some even having second performances scheduled for Saturday so, it was a good crowd with a lot of people.
Rounding out that evening, The Bellamy Brothers performed at the Andy Griffith Playhouse while Elvis and Patsy Cline entertained at the Earl theater. There is never a shortage of things to do during Mayberry Days and thus far we’ve only covered through Friday. The big day of Saturday was still to come.
Saturday kicked off early with a 9:00 a.m. parade down Main Street, Mount Airy. The special guest, tribute artist, cars, candy being thrown and all the things you see in a parade are found during the Mayberry Days parade. This year, there weren’t any bands because we did have some dampness in the air as the remnants of a hurricane was passing through the area that morning. The drizzling rain didn’t dampen the spirits of all those lining the parade route nor those of us that were in the parade. Smiles were found everywhere.
The Mayberry Days auction began as soon as the parade finished. They’ were amazing items up for bid. All the proceeds go to the Surry Arts Council to fund future Mayberry Days. If you are able to attend Mayberry Days, you’ll want to at least drop by to see the items up for bid because there are some very creative people in The Andy Griffith Show community who donate amazing things related to our hometown.
Neil Brower hosted his Professor Brower’s Class presentation with two of the children and one grandchild of Harvey Bullock as his special guest. This is something I hate that you may have missed. Hopefully an upcoming episode of the Two Chairs No Waiting podcast will allow everyone the opportunity to see this amazing interview. If you don’t realize, Harvey wrote 31 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and 21 episodes of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. He was responsible for episodes like The Pickle Story, Mr. McBeevee, and so many of our Mayberry favorites.
Things were happening all over town all day Saturday. There was Wally’s service where you can go and ride in a Mayberry Squad Car and tour the town of Mount Airy, there was Mayberry Idol at the Blackman Amphitheater where you could be entertained by fellow fans, and there are so many other options for things to choose from that it would be hard to pick which things to do.
Mayberry Days comes to a unofficial end on Saturday night with the Colonel Tim’s Talent time show at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. A 2-hour, and sometimes a little more, show of Mayberry fun and laughter. It’s hard to describe but it’s kind of like an old TV variety show that’s full of Mayberry for you to enjoy. I would recommend you don’t miss it but I am biased because I’m in and emcee the show.
Mayberry Days continues on Sunday with a morning chapel service, but most people are already heading home so attendance is fairly light. As Jan and I drive home, we spend our travel time talking about our memories from our time at Mayberry Days and begin thinking about the next year.
The Two Chairs No Waiting podcast has an episode dealing with Mayberry Days and hearing from fans like you in their own words. So, if this article doesn’t quite capture the Mayberry mood, consider listening to the episode. Here’s the link.
I encourage you if you ever have a chance, come to Mayberry Days because even all the things I’ve mentioned above don’t capture the great feeling of seeing people that you’ve met before or that you will meet again all of which share your love of our hometown, Mayberry.
Links to more Mayberry Days Info:
Mayberry Days Official website
Mayberry Days 2023 Photos
TCNW 755: Mayberry Days 2023 Visitor Reports
Two Chairs No Waiting episodes about Mayberry Days
34th Annual Mayberry Days – Mayberry, NC (YouTube 1:42 Hrs.)
**** Mayberry on the Web ****
The iMayberry Community
This TAGSRWC online group is organized and overseen by webmaster Allan “Floyd” Newsome with big help from Keith “Col. Harvey” Brown. You can check out the fun of this online community and sign up for free at: http://imayberrycommunity.com.
The iMayberry Community complements our other online activities, including our main www.imayberry.com page, podcasts, Facebook pages, online newsletters (such as The Weaver’s Newsletter), weaversdepartmentstore.com and chat rooms.
“Two Chairs, No Waiting” is our weekly podcast of TAGS news, interviews and pretty much whatever’s happening in and around Mayberry. It’s hosted by Allan Newsome.
There’s a new episode every Tuesday (and you can watch and listen during live recording of the show on Monday evenings at 8pm ET @ live.twochairsnowaiting.com ). As of this week, there have been a mind-boggling 757 episodes since Allan launched the podcast over 15 years ago, in October 2008. Past episodes are in an online Archives in case you want to listen to or view installments you’ve missed. Surely you can find a few episodes you’d enjoy out of all those that are available. OH….they are all FREE!
And look around the main Mayberry Podcasts (https://iMayberry.com/podcaasts) web page for various other links, including one for another outstanding Mayberry-related podcast: “Burke on Mayberry“ (hosted by TAGSRWC’s Kevin Burke since 2008). There are also links for the Mayberry Devotional hosted by Brian Rose and for the Mayberry Bible Study Podcast.
TAGSRWC’s official page on Facebook has over 250,000 Followers. You can find us at www.facebook.com/tagsrwc. If you haven’t already dropped by the page, we hope you’ll check it out sometime when you have the chance. We invite you to become a TAGSRWC Facebook Friend!
We also have links in our “Liked by this Page” section to the pages (in the “About” section) of several TAGSRWC chapters on Facebook, as well as to Facebook pages for Mayberry Days,® the Andy Griffith Museum, TAGS actors and others. Click “See All” to check out all the links.
Even Ben Weaver has his own Facebook page at www.facebook.com/weaversdepartmentstore. It features all the latest in Mayberry items and merchandise news.
And TAGSRWC also has a growing presence on www.MeWe.com. Mayberry’s pioneering outpost on MeWe is “Sittin’ on a Velvet Pillow” chapter, headed up by Lynn Thomas. That group was followed in short order by Allan Newsome and the “Two Chairs, No Waiting” Podcast and by “Only One Word I Can Think of…Big!” (a TAGSRWC group that’s also on Facebook), administered by Myron Clark and Tommy Rainwater and an able crew.
In case you’re not familiar with MeWe, it’s similar to Facebook a lot smaller and a bit more calm. It has no ads so it’s more along the lines of a quiet street like Willow or Woods Way as compared to the hustle and bustle of Main Street in downtown Mayberry. (“You’re on my foot! You’re on my foot!”) If you’re looking to “relax, slow down, take it easy,” then you might want to check out some of the TAGSRWC groups on MeWe.
**** Post Note ****
We have come to the end of another issue of Weaver’s Newsletter. Thank you to everyone who sent updates about your chapters and events. I personally want to thank all of you who have dropped by WeaversDepartmentStore.com to browse and shop with us. Your support means so much to Jan and to me. We also home you enjoy the Newsletter.
Remember that between issues of the Weaver’s Newsletter you can keep up with all the happenings in Mayberry with the daily Who’s Been Messin’ Up the Bulletin Board? (aka “WBMUTBB?”) Digest. You can sign up for that list by going to WBMUTBB.com and choosing the “Join/Subscribe/Unsubscribe” link. NEW is the WBMUTBB Facebook GROUP and a link to it is also found at WBMUTBB.com. It’s a private Facebook group administered by…well, me (Allan). It’s made up of TAGS fans only and I do my best to make sure things are fun for all…both on the WBMUTBB Digest emails and the WBMUTBB Facebook group.
Finally, the next issue of our Weaver’s Newsletter will be published in mid-November so make sure you’re subscribed and don’t miss an issue.
* All photos by Jan Newsome unless otherwise noted.