Hi all,

My name is Daniel Miller, and I'm a reporter at the Los Angeles Times. I wrote a story this spring about a mapmaker named John D. Lawrence and a mysterious treasure map that he made decades ago. Reporting on Lawrence sent me on a journey, one that led me to learn a lot about Lawrence's wife, Marvel. It turns out -- as it has been documented on this forum -- that she was "Nice Dress Nellie." I thought everyone here would be interested in the story, as it sheds light on the life of the woman who had such a long-running role on the "Andy Griffith Show." For the story, I spoke to a few experts on the show, and they provided me with a great deal of info -- one of them is quoted in the piece. I hope you enjoy it.





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  • Thanks for posting.  However, much of the info has already been given on this site.

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