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Old 07-18-2010, 12:02 AM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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I don't mean MT AIRY, NC. I know about that. Does the mind set, the character, the whole 'we look out for each other' attitude that made that show such a beloved hit, does that exist anymore? My wife thinks I am naive to hope that maybe one day we will find our Mayberry. I hope she is wrong.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:30 AM
 
Location: California
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You have to make your own Mayberry with friends and family and coworkers, wherever you live. There is no place on the planet where everyone is going to get along and like each other like on TV.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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I agree partly with Ceece in that we need to "make our own Mayberry" but I also believe there are areas of the US which are more conducive towards achieving that end than other areas. I know of small towns in Nebraska and also in Northern California (in the mountains) which foster the possibilities of which you speak.

I think "Mayberry" occurs almost always in a very small community, or a tightly knit sub-group within a larger local.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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There are many Mayberrys.

You may never see a community get along nicely like Mayberry, but there are lots of small sleepy towns where everyone knows each other. Where the crime rate is low, and life has a slow pace.

We see the sheriff deputy drive through our town once a week, and the game warden comes through about as often.

Mayberry was TV, but small towns with a slow-pace and low-crime does exist.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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yes but Jose, Manuel, and Pedro live there.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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You may never see a community get along nicely like Mayberry, but there are lots of small sleepy towns where everyone knows each other. Where the crime rate is low, and life has a slow pace.
... the kind of place where city folks move to for a slower pace and after a couple of weeks start complaining that there's nothing to do, no culture, too many churchgoers, not enough stores for serious shopping, etc., etc.

City folks don't make great neighobrs, but they make wonderful tourists in Southern Missouri. We love their visits, we love their money, we love it when they leave.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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New Hampshire has plenty of Mayberrys. I don't live in NH -- I'd be bored silly and anyway it's much too cold in the winter. Southern NH has lots of city people from Boston now so I don't know how Mayberry-ish it is anymore.
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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... the kind of place where city folks move to for a slower pace and after a couple of weeks start complaining that there's nothing to do, no culture, too many churchgoers, not enough stores for serious shopping, etc., etc.

City folks don't make great neighobrs, but they make wonderful tourists in Southern Missouri. We love their visits, we love their money, we love it when they leave.
----we love it when they leave---

You forgot to add--------" and hope they return"

If all tourists left and didn't return, Branson would be a ghost town.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Does Mayberry Still Exist??
Did it ever?
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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I don't mean MT AIRY, NC. I know about that. Does the mind set, the character, the whole 'we look out for each other' attitude that made that show such a beloved hit, does that exist anymore? My wife thinks I am naive to hope that maybe one day we will find our Mayberry. I hope she is wrong.
That was based on 1950's small town america.
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