Everything from here down is from July 2010.
There was a lot going on July 4th weekend in and around Mentone, but our big surprise came on Sunday afternoon. About mid-afternoon, my son Ronnie came back from the Mentone Market next door and said Barney Fife was over there buying gas. I grabbed my camera and went over. Sure enough, there he was, getting the Mayberry police car filled up - I guess Wally's station was too far away :) He looked and sounded exactly like Barney, right down to the single bullet in his shirt pocket! Check out these photos of Barney with me and with Ronnie.
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I guess you never know who you'll meet in Mentone!