"More wishes: Opie wished his Pa would believe Mr. McBeevee was real and that he could receive 75 cents allowance.
Andy and Helen often wished their friends would leave them alone for a quiet tete-a-tete.
Barney and Floyd wished they hadn't run…"
"Has anyone noticed that Opie is the only child among the main characters? He has no child
relatives.The closest is Helen's niece who visits for a few days. He has many friends at school, but no one in his extended family seems to be married.
"Briscoe Darling loved his jug. He could get the sounds of many musical instruments out of it. Let's see...banjo, guitar, bass, maybe mandolin. And while he was getting those sounds out of it, the old jug was still producing…"