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Sis: Rather Be Andy Than Barney

Sisyphus: This is usually where I pull out my Mayberry analogy. I still view most of Idaho as Mayberry. And I prefer to react as Andy Griffith, not Barney Fife. I grew up with guns. I know how to use them. Family members own guns. I insisted my kids learned how to use them safely. But I don’t see the need to have one handy. I acknowledge that may change. Ironically there are campgrounds I just won’t go to because of the prevalence of alcohol and guns used in concert. I’ve rarely had a need for a gun to protect myself from large predators. But I’ve definitely been scared of my fellow man a time or two. (Wikipedia photo of Don Knotts as Mayberry character Barney Fife)

Question: Do you view Idaho as Mayberry, as Sisyphus does?




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