Jim, you're confusing "Andy's world" geography with our own geography ( two parallel Earths perhaps? ) "Mayberry" is a fictional version of Mount Airy, specifically the way the town looked during the Depression years, when Andy was a kid. Many of the streets, businesses and surrounding towns mentioned on the show can ( or could ) be found in Mount Airy; for example Snappy Lunch, the Bluebird Diner, Earlie Gilley's Garage, Haymore St., Rockford St., Spring St., and the nearby towns of Bannertown, Fancy Gap, Toast and Pilot Mountain ( Mount Pilot on the show. ). There actually is a Siler City NC; it's roughly seventy miles southeast of Mount Airy. It's the town where Frances "Aunt Bee" Bavier spent the last years of her life. Betty "Thelma Lou" Lynn moved to Mount Airy three or four years ago, and is happily spending her "golden years" there.
post edited by nocarolina - 2009/10/11 22:29:33