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Joe Hoover
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Who is your favorite Mayberry character?
Barney and Floyd
What is your favorite episode of The Andy Griffith Show?
Too many good ones to select my favorite
Can you share a short bio with us so that we can get to know you better?
I grew up watching TAGS and continue to watch it faithfully today. I am also into sports, like riding my Harley, and generally having a good time.
What sort of hobbies or interests do you have?
I'm a Golf fanatic and watch sports on TV all the time. If I ain't working I'm playing.

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Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:36am 0 Comments

I attended Mayberry Days in 2006 and went to the poetry book signing on Main St where I had my book signed by Kathryn Daren the book's publisher and a Mayberry tribute artist herself. I introduced myself to her and she told others in line that I was the one who wrote the tribute to Barney in the book. Several people asked me to sign their book. I was embarrassed but I obliged. Kathryn asked me to return to a book signing later that day but other obligations prevented this from happening.…


Poem by Joe Hoover from Greencastle Pa.

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 7:00am 1 Comment

A few years back I somehow stumbled onto a web site called Christian Activities. They were going to make a poetry book called A Tribute to Mayberry. Throughout my years in life I have had several friends tell me that I should have been some kind of poet or writer but not having the will or determination I have never pursued this option. So just to satisfy myself and others I grew a beard and started to think. I figured if it worked for Goober it might work for me. I sat down one day and in a…


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At 11:08am on February 11, 2015, Thelscuz said…

Happy, happy Mayberry birthday, Joe.  All the best to you and yours!

At 10:24am on January 2, 2015, David King said…
Joe, Uncle Nat. I was hoping you would be on. I haven't done anything ever since the site went down. Glad to be back.
At 2:07pm on May 2, 2012, Keevy Hazelton said…

Hey Uncle Nat. Sure have enjoyed looking at the pics of your collection. Awesome! You definitley have the compelsion. Take care...Joe (Keevy)

At 8:50am on April 8, 2012, Debbie Rauch said…

Ok Carzan, I will watch out for those selfish giraffes and the tigers too...hmmm...I think I will take my tweezers!

At 3:56pm on April 7, 2012, Debbie Rauch said…

Hey Joe, The zip line is the line that you go from tree to tree like a

If you go to you can see it, it is about 30 minutes from Mt Airy. It takes me about 3 hours to get there so it's not too bad. You really should go sometime.


At 1:13pm on April 6, 2012, Debbie Rauch said…

I Love going to Mayberry Days every year but once year I like to go when it is not so crowded. There usually are some tourist there but not nearly as many as during Mayberry Days. Mt Airy is such a nice place to go for a relaxing weekend and I try to find different things to do. I am going to try the zip line this time...sounds like fun huh?

At 9:57am on March 30, 2012, Big Jeff Pruitt said…
Hey Joe, do you belong to a local chapter of TAGSRWC? If not, maybe we should start one. I got an idea for a name—"Beat To The Socks" from Andy's Vacation. I'm thinking of building a man cave, too. Ha!
At 5:25pm on March 19, 2012, Goober Fife said…

Joe, I thought I had a big got me beat! you have some very cool items. Alot I reconize because I have them I see there is alot I don't have!

I like the unusal things that you just can't find everywhere. Where did you get the Andy & Barney statues?  They look to be proto types for the Mayberry Village pewter figurines? Hopefully your family & friends understand your "passion" and not compelsion.....Thanks for sharing your photo's ..Goober-Fife......

At 11:18am on February 26, 2012, Emmett Clark said…

Welcome to the community, Joe.    I hope you enjoy it here.  We can never have too many Mayberry folks.   Be sure to check out my web site at for all the sounds from TAGS you would ever want.  If you don't see it there, just let me know and I'll make it for you.






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