February 27, 2006 - Msg 1678: What a truly sad day this news has carried with it. Thanks Barney, you have given me a treasure chest of smiles to carry me through the rest of my life. We Love you. R.Loadholt and Family. SC.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1679: May your soul rest in peace. The moments you have given the world on the t.v and the radio will never be forgotten. The Knotts family will be in our prayers.
B and J Shaw Virginia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1680: FEBRUARY 27,2006 THANKS FOR THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW.. YOU WILL BE MISSED HERE ON EARTH BUT I KNOW YOU ARE IN YOUR FINAL RESTING PLACE NOW.. SO , SO LONG BARNEY TIL WE MEET AGAIN SOMEDAY.. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU..MARYANN COLUMBUS OHIO

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1681: I am so glad TV Land is having a tribute to Don Knotts. He was a very funny man. My family send our deepest sympathies to the Knotts family. May he rest in peace.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1682: There are few who have left as indelible a mark on people's lives as Don Knotts did and will continue to do forver. He never fails to inspire a smile. He made me so happy and I am so sad that he is gone. I am thankful, though, for the time we had him...and that now we have him forever in our hearts and television sets. We are the lucky ones.
Melanie TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1683: I grew up watching you, simply the best.
Carl

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1684: Don will be missed. I truly enjoy watching TAGS. Don was a great man. He was a funny man, and he will be missed.
Barbara/Yonkers, NY

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1685: My sympathies to the Knotts Family as well as all those who knew him and were touched by his gentle spirit and good humor.
Don Knotts you will be missed! Thank you for all the laughter and good times.
Bill Baltimore, MD

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1686: I want to pass on my thoughts and sympathy to the the family & close friends of Don Knotts. I want to thank you Don Knotts for all the endless laughter & joy you brought into my life! My favorite episode is: "Barney's First Car". My favorite scene is when each character said..."I smell gas" and Barney's response..."Of course you smell gas what do you think a car runs on coal?" I hope when Don got to heaven that he got a new car!
Ms. Teri - Urbandale, Iowa

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1687: "We shall meet, but we shall miss him. There will be one empty chair. We shall linger to caress him, as we breathe our evening prayer." (Sung by Barney & Andy). Barney, we shall indeed miss you. Thanks for all the laughter you brought our way.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1688: My son can act out Barney's lines from the old Remshaw Place when Gomer disappeared in the trap door ..."Gomer...Gomer?...GOME?". We will both miss you but you live on in every one of us.JS in Wilmington NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1689: He was the cats . . .
Debra - Manchaca, Texas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1690: Comedic genius who made Barney Fife part of our lives. There was only one Barney Fife and one Don Knotts. Thanks for giving us all so many great memories. Luther and the Love God rest in peace!

Jeff - Winchester ky

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1691: The world was definately a better place with you in it. You will be remembered forever. My prayers go out for your family. REST IN PEACE DON JEFF from OHIO

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1692: Thanks Barney for many great laughs, I have watched every episode and whenever I am channel searching, my TV always stops whenever I see a AG episode. Make no mistake, this show made it because of Don Knotts. When ever I feel down or not having a good day, watching Barney always made me laugh and let me put all my troubles behind me. He will truley be missed.

Tim Rose, Florissant, MO

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1693: Not many people are born comideians,but Don was.He will be missed.My prayers are with the Knotts family.I will continue to enjoy watching the re-runs on TV.Don,thanks for the memories you hve given us all.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1694: Barn, you were one in 6 billion! God bless and Godspeed my dear friend.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1695: Without Don Knotts, "The Andy Griffith Show" would not have been what it was and still is in re-runs, simply the best television show ever. God speed "Deputy Barney Fife"

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1696:
Deep down I keep telling myself that if ever I was forced to move back from the big city to a small town, the town would have to be Mayberry. And I answer myself that it JUST isn't there!! It can't be done.

But I can sure visit when I want to. The greatest show in television history and Don Knotts was born to play Barney

.....MzRizz in Denver

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1697: Today, I lost a true friend..In fact, we all did. Some of us just don't know it yet.


Craig Burnes
Dalton, Georgia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1698: Don will be remembered for his ability to make us laugh.His stand up was great.He was truly the master of good homespun comedy.Thanks for the memories Don.



February 27, 2006 - Msg 1699: God bless you Don.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1700: I just realized that there are childhood heroes that will always be with us forever. Thanks Don your were a blessing to us all.

Tim Cutright
Nashville Tennessee

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1701: The world sure could use a lot more people like Don Knotts & Barney Fife. What a wonderful man who could spread humor and good cheer.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1702: May God Bless the entire Knotts family!! Thank you Barney for all the laughs.

Anthony

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1703: Barney was, without a doubt, the funnist character ever on TV. God bless him and his family. Thanks for all the laughs Barn.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1704: We have lost a truly great character actor. I don't know of any other actor that fit a character such as Barney Fife as well as Don Knotts. He not only made you laugh but really seemed to love the character he played so much so that you wanted to visit Mayberry and perhaps live. You will be truly missed and thanks for the memories.

Larry Tatem
Herndon VA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1705: I was extremely sad to learn of Don's passing. The joy he brought to so many people over the years was truly a blessing for all of us. I always wanted to meet or talk with with him to let him know how much I enjoyed his comedy over the years, but now it's too late. I'm sure he knew from talking to his many fans how special he was. God Bless you Don and Thanks again! :)

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1706: As Barney, Mr. Knotts brought to me hours of laughter and pleasure. I never get tired of watching Barney. The Andy Griffith Show represents all that was good and pure in the world and many times I've wished I was there. My deepest sympathy are with the Knotts family.

Anna Taylor
Clinton, MS

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1707: My name is Timmy. I'm 5 years old. I think Barney is very funny. My favorite is "Barney's New Car" because he's only got one bullet. (Don Knotts has made our family laugh like no one else.---Timmy's mom)

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1708: Atta boy, Luther!
Love,
S.A.
Fullerton, CA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1709: Lets hope God will watch over Barney Fife and not let Aunt Bee feed him too many of her pickles. God bless Don Knotts and his family. He WAS the best. Chuck

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1710: We have lost another cast member of this timeless and beloved show. TAGS is by far a superior standard in American TV, and Don Knotts as Barney Fife was the comedic genius that made watching and re-watching such a pleasure. The physical man may be gone, but his soul and spirit live on in our hearts and minds. I knew his health had been failing, but his passing was still a unexpected sadness that should be a reminder to us all. Be ready and any and all times to die and meet our Maker. Let us all pray for Don's family and close friends. We know that they are greiving, as we all are greiving the death and loss of our dear friend. Thankfully, we can still enjoy Don's huge talent and enjoy that friendship every time we watch a Barney Fife episode of TAGS. And more importantly, I hope Don was a born-again Christian, for Jesus said "I am the ressurection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die" (John 11:25-26) If so, I can take solace in the fact that Don is forever in a place even better than Mayberry. Andy Adamson, St. Joe, Indiana

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1711: "Barney's in Ja-il! Barney's in Ja-il!" Keep the key handy for us. ~The Milo Boys

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1712: WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER DON KNOTTS AKA BARNEY. HE IS TRULY AN ICON AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. WE THINK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LAUGHS AND KINDNESS. GOD BLESS

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1713: Thanks for a truly memorable character in my favorite show of all time! Don was a gifted actor and truly funny. Shows today do not hold a candle to The Andy Griffith Show. I feel blessed to have "known" him through television!
Thanks Don- we'll miss you! Becky, Tim and families in Ohio.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1714: Don thanks for the love the laghuter you brought on the Andy Griffith show. Also im only thirteen but watching that and Threes Company with John Writter. but i going to put you down as the one of a kind king of comedy that had only one bullet for thier pistol stuck in there left pocket. So thanks alot for the memories and the laughter. God Bless! Dillon Hinkle Powhatan,Virginia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1715: Thanks for all the memories. Jeff

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1716: Don thanks for the memories and all the laughs you are the greatest tv character ever as Barney Fife along with the greatest tv show ever, my thoughts and prayers go out with the Knotts family.

Nathan Cox
Bristol,TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1717: Don knotts ! From Mayberry to cartoons to three's company your natural ability to make us laugh in bad times and good. Yes television has change to the point most familys including ours just don't watch because of to much reveling and crazy reality siturations and cable.The family values not the same like it use to me . So long don for your television and film contribution will always brightens someone day

Michael Dillard & Family
Abingdon,Maryland

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1718: What an actor! I will always begin any disciplinary talk with, "Here at The Rock, there are two rules. Rule one - obey all rules..." See you on the other side, Barn.

Tim - Lowell, Indiana

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1719: Always made me laugh; he'll never be forgotten. Even after watching the same episodes a hundred times, I would howl with laughter! Be at peace, Don, and my deepest sympathy to your family! Wesley Egli, Muncy,PA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1720: An episode of Andy Griffth Show without Don Knotts was like grits without butter. I will never forget the smiles and laughter he created in my family. God bless you Don!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1721: God bless you Don for all that you did to bring us great entertainment and laughter. You've got to nip it...nip it in the bud! :>) Glenn Rosdeutscher, Alpharetta, Ga.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1722: I feel as though Barney Fife has died and who can face that? So I will play my Andy Griffith Show dvd's over and over whenever I need a trip to Mayberry... whenever I need a visit with Deputy Barney Fife. I am so glad we have him on film... so glad. May he rest in peace... Debra

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1723: I AM GRATEFUL I GOT TO GROW UP WITH MAYBERRY. THE LAUGHTER WILL GO ON AND ON. THE LOVE AND LAUGHTER THAT DON GAVE US WAS A GIFT AND I AM GLAD HE DID NOT LINGER IN PAIN. THANKS BARN,WE LOVE YA. CLARK WILLIAMS-GEORGIA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1724: PART OF THE "GOOD AMERICA" DIED.SO SAD,WISH WE COULD TURN BACK TIME.GOD BLESS YOU BARN.
KIRK,ROCKFORD,OH

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1725: He gave us so much laughter with out being crued. He will live forever in our memories and though television. God bless you Don. My condolences to his family.
Virginia, Garland, Texas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1726: YOU WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED DON. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. JEFF TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1727: My heart just bleeds. Thank God we have this beautiful and talented human being on film. We love you and miss you already. Thersa, Carneys Point, NJ

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1728: One of my all time favorites! I got to meet Don Knotts twice and was hoping to use him in a TV project I'm producing! What a great man and very nice. Love and Blessings!
Patrick, Chicago, IL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1729: I moved from Virginia to Alabama in search of my own "Mayberry". I was fortunate enough to have met Andy in person several times NC; I have met George Lindsey here in his hometown of Hazel Green, Alabama. Don, Andy, George and Opie made the show a huge success. How many other shows from that era are still on regular tv everyday? I will miss him. Martha, AL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1730: Who didn't love Barney Fife?! A real legend has passed on. My dad loved the Andy Griffith Show and my dad passed away in July and now I can only pray that my dad can finally get to meet you. I think you two will have fun together. Thank you for the millions of smiles and laughs that you created over the years and thank you for just being you. You will be sadly missed. It almost feels like a member of my own family has died. Take care Barney, Love Debbie MD

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1731: It is a really sad day to hear about Don Knotts, one of T.V.'s greatest, passing away. The Andy Griffith Show is the main priority of my day. I am retired and work part-time in the a.m. which enables me to watch TAGS when it is on. If I am not home at that time, I will tape it. I wish Don Knotts family and his good friend Andy Griffith my deepest sympathy. We have all lost a true American Icon.

Beverley, New Palestine, IN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1732: Barn, thanks for all the memories. We will truly miss you. Martin

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1733: In the end we can't really predict how future generations will remember Don Knotts. Maybe he'll just be a name in a book on the history of television, or maybe they'll teach an entire course on him?

We can't judge fame as it is fleeting, nor can we predict the taste of future generations. But we don't have to.

For what we can say here, and now, is that Don Knotts, through his remarkable talent, and efforts made us laugh.

He managed to make us laugh, and in a way that didn't put down other people, which is all too rare.

What is in a laugh you might ask?

A laugh is a priceless gift. It is a moment of forgetting about our troubles.
A laugh is a union with the child within us all. A laugh makes us all feel better for having allowed it into our lives.

And Don made us laugh.

In this sense Don made the world a better place. His legacy lives on in his characters, and his art.

Thanks Don for making me laugh!



February 27, 2006 - Msg 1734: Don, you were an American Icon. The thought of Aunt Bea, Andy, Opie and Barney sitting on the front porch in the evening and humming a song as Andy played the guitar takes me back to a better place and time. You will be missed. God bless you and your family. George, SA,TX

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1735: Barney finally has a beautiful voice and can sing a solo with the heavenly choir. We miss you Don.

Steve Brandon, MS

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1736: Don Knotts will be missed.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1737: Barney Fife will always be my favorite TV character. Wouldn't it be nice if we all could live the Mayberry life. Thank you Don, for all the laughter you have given us. You will always have a place in our hearts and be sadly missed.
Hilda, TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1738: hugs kiss,
will be loved and missed always
Cathy,loren,Sarah,Elizabeth STARR ~**

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1739: I'm a 45 year old man but I burst into tears when I heard. I feel like I lost a member of my family. I was born the same year TAGS came on the air & have watched it all my life. God Bless You Mr. Knotts, you leave the world a better place for having been here. Stan Schagunn, Tucson,Az.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1740: When the rest of the world seemed like a strange and aweful place, Don and Andy, and all the crew of Mayberry, made it more bearable and brought peace to our hearts. I think prisons should show mandatory episodes of the Andy Griffith Show.......

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1741: Thanks Barney for being on the greatest television show ever. I feel like I lost a relative and my sympathy goes out to the family.

Tony, Monroe, Georgia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1742: Mayberry may not have been a real place, But it was real to all of us who enjoyed Andy, Barn, and all the rest of the folks who Lived there. Don was one of best actors in the history of T.V., He could make me laugh by just a smirk, or a bugging his eyes when he got "caught". Mayberry will always be a place i wish i could have lived in. R.I.Peace Dep. Barney!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1743: Don always made the show for me, whether it was with Andy and the gang in Mayberry, or Jack and the gang on Three's Company, Don was always the one who added that one ingredient without which neither show would have succeeded. Don was a great showman and will be missed. God bless his family.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1744: I still love watching TAGS, especially the episodes with Don and Andy together. It was very sad to hear of his passing but he will live on forever thru TAGS and still bring the simple joys to all of his fans.

Shalini, NV

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1745: Don Knotts made us laugh without resorting to smut or put-downs. His brand of humor has kept people laughing for over 50 years & will continue to do so as evidenced by the testimonies on this page. Stan Schagunn, Tucson, AZ.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1746: This man gave us without a doubt THE GREATEST CHARACTER in the history of television. He truly defines the word 'icon'.

Sam Yates
Newburgh, IN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1747: Innocence is lost without Barney Fife. Thank you Mr. Knotts for many wonderful years of tv. I could watch reruns ofthe Andy Griffith show forever. Beverly P. Augusta, GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1748: It was really sad to hear about Barney. I have loved the Andy Griffith Show since I was a kid. I still watch it every night and have my dvd's plus other things. He will be greatly missed. Him and Andy was always someone I wish I could have met. Thanks Barney for being so awesome.
Sherri Greenbrier Tennessee

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1749: Nip it in the bud JUST NIP IT IN THE BUD... yes we will miss you Mr Knotts, could never forget ya. one bullit Barney. THANKS FOR ALL THE LAUGHS Mike Cady colorado

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1750: Thanks Barn for all the great times!! Mayberry won't be the same without you. As Gomer says, Lots of luck to you and yours. We'll miss you Barn, rest in peace. Georgia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1751: Thanks, Barney. You got me through college, law school and life in general. Now I watch you with my kids, and enjoy it all over again. T. Bagley, Richmond Va

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1752: I feel like I lost a family member. Mayberry is on our TV every day. For those of you who are interested, Mitch Jayne of the Dillards (Darlings)
has written a wonderful autobiography and wrote at some length about Andy, Don, and the show. God
bless Don Knotts forever. Suzanne in Little Rock.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1753: February 27, 2006- MSG 1751: Thank you Barney you ment so much to my Family. We had something in common, you played a part in Mayberry and I live on Mayberry Rd in Maryland. You will always be miss and God Bless You. Earlene from Maryland.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1754: Thank you for bringing so many smiles to so many people throughout the years. We will miss you Barney. May you rest now from the pain and discomfort of your illnesses in the arms of God. Bring a smile to those angels' faces.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1755: In our house Barney is Saint Barney. On our family nights we play Andy Griffith trivia, we watch TAGS and escape into a simpler, more wonderful time. I am so glad that our daughters are growing up with TAGS. We all have our favorite episodes, and they know as much trivia as my husband and I do. What a great parenting tool TAGS is for parents who are trying to instill decent family values. My heart truly is grieving for the loss of Don Knotts, and for Andy Griffith who truly has lost his very best friend.
Mindy in Huntsville, Texas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1756: Dear Barney. To this day I watch you on a cable channel every week day,9pm.I hope you find your way to Mayberry in the heavens. With all my prayes to your family. Remember,,,Nip it in the bud!!! John C From Nys

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1757: You have brought so many laughs and smiles to so many people. Your smile, laughter and humor will be missed. I enjoyed you as a child and love you as an adult. You will be missed by all your family and your fans that call you friend. May you rest in peace and may God's face shine upon you in you homecoming.
Libby Sadler, Knoxville Tenness

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1758: One day I hope to be half the man Don was. I grew up watching Don and still watch it every chance I get. I hope one day the USPS will put his picture on a stamp. No matter how much I have seen the Andy Griffith show, I still laugh at Don. He made the show. Thanks Don for all the laughs. You will be missed. LK, NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1759: I am grew up watching Andy Griffith and now my children love it, Barney, your the best,remember God has a sense of humor and is smiling a little more today.Rick in Mansfield Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1760: I am a Captain with the Indiana State Police because of one man Barney.
God speed my commrade.
Keith L.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1761: Rest in Peace.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1762: God Bless you.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1763: As a fellow West Virginian I want to thank you Don for not only bringing smiles to my face for many years but also to the faces of my family! The world won't be the same without you, you'll be greatly missed.
B.Meredith, WV

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1764: We lost a true comedian this weekend, they don't come along very often. My sympathies go out to Don's family and also to Andy Griffith too, I know he was with Don at the end, he lost a lifelong friend and now its heavens turn to laugh. Rest in peace, Barney and thanks so much for a lifetime of laughter, you will be with us always. Barb, Iowa

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1765: My condolenses and sympathies go to the Knotts family for the loss of a very fine man. M. Mohrmann, Raleigh, N.C.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1766: i watch every espsoide of him and i love him and he made lap and i will miss him and my prayer and thought are with the knotts family

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1767: I imagine that heaven must be alot like Mayberry, so Don is at home and making the angels laugh and smile. As sad as I am, I am so grateful to know that I can pop my Andy Griffith DVDs in anytime and enjoy Don's incredible genius. Barney will live in our hearts forever.



February 27, 2006 - Msg 1768: I know, sir, that you are now safe in the arms of Jesus.

Goodbye, Mr. Knotts. And thank you.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1769: Just let it out everybody! Remember... "its therapedic!" Thanks Don for a lifetime supply of great sayings. I'll miss you!
Joe Bennett, Summerville, SC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1770: May God be with you and your family Don. I will be to share your brilliant work to my children.
Thank you for all the memories, we will miss you deeply.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1771: Thanks Barney, for all the laughs and a journey
back into Mayberry. Hope you are still making
others laugh. Tom & Rheta

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1772: I grew up watching Andy Griffith and now my children love it, Barney, your the best,remember God has a sense of humor and is smiling a little more today.Rick in Mansfield Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1773: Thank you for all the years of laughter. God needs adeputy. There well never be aother Don Knotts. God bless Don family and friends. We will keep you all in our prays.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1774: Don, you were a nut and we all loved you. Thanks for the laughter. Thanks for being a long time friend. Deepest sympathy to the Don
Knotts family for extra strength, comfort & peace.
Phyllis Luensmann, Zuehl, Tx.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1775: I just saw Don Knotts on TV. He will never be forgotten.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1776: thank for the good shows our family loves you
stacey rucks geraldine,ala

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1777: wow we lost a true star. the show was great, but without barney it was just another comedy. we will surely miss you!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1778: Thanks for drawing our family together every night to laugh and appreciate the simple things in life. The Long family loves Barney Fife

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1779: Deepest sympathy to the Knotts family.
We have all lost a part of our every day lives.
Thanks, Barney, for all the memories!
Angie Michael, Killen, AL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1780: He's gone to a better place.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1781: Thank you for all the years of laughter, you will always be remembered as a great man! God bless Don's Family, friends, and Fans!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1782: My deepest condolences to the Knotts family. I pray God will give you peace. I thoroughly enjoy TAGS as does my 5 yr. old. "Barney" cracks her up!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1783: I've always been a true fan of Don Knots and TAGS. My husband and two teenage sons are big fans of Barney also. You are loved very much and will be missed. Thanks for the reruns, it will be our way of keeping you with us and bringing laughter to our family. May God bless and comfort your family. The Gossetts, TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1784: Don Knotts could make me laugh quicker than Roadrunner on nitrus!!! LOL!!

Andy Griffith is drfinitely a Great Show and also enjoyed Don on Three's Company...

Thanks for the many laughs Don Rest In Peace Pal and DOnt give Gomer a citizens arrest in heaven lol!!!
Donnie from Shelby N.C.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1785: "We shall meet but we shall miss him. There shall be one empty chair." Farewell Barney Fife.
Macon, Georgia will miss you!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1786: Thanks for all the laughs and good times you gave us with good, clean TV fun. The world is a sadder place today without "Barney." To the Knotts family, please know that a lot of people out here share your sorrow. We have lost a loved ne too. L McLean Belmont NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1787: You will be missed Barney. Thanks for all the laughs you gave us.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1788: OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY TO ALL OF DON KNOTS FAMILY.
HAVE WATCHED ALL SHOWS FOR MANY YEARS, A GREAT
ACTOR WHO WILL BE SADLY MISSED..

EARL
TENNESSEE

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1789: Don will truely live forever thru his shows and movies..by far the funniest man I ever saw, Thank you Don.
Tim Jackson
Silver Star Badge Society

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1790: My sympathy to the Knotts family--I still laugh when I think of the episode when Barney is trying to get a confession out of Otis and they both wind up drunk on tape. What a comic genius Don Knotts was! Thanks, Barney for the hilarity you provided. Madeline, Michigan

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1791: I am truly thankful that there was A Don Knotts .
He brought Barney not only to lfe ,He gave us all a friend to remember forever .
Thank you Mr Knotts , Barney & Mr Ferley ...
We love you and will never forget
Thanks for the laughter.
Hulio & Scherry Yates , Waverly ,Tennessee

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1792: Absolutely, positively the most brilliant sitcom character ever-- PERIOD!
Skip- Oklahoma

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1793: a great actor and will be missed

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1794: "The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart." We love you, Barney, Parney, Poo.
Va Garren, Louisville, KY

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1795: It is a sad day. They say that we will remember when "the music died". Friday is the day that the laughter died.

Gary Schindler, Minnesota

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1796: I am a great fan of the Andy Griffith Show. I even spent a day visiting Mt. Airy, NC. Don Knotts was the comic center of the show. I do not even watch the Andy of Mayberry reruns made after Don Knotts left.

Thank You Mr. Knotts for many years of laughter. You were the best!

Lee
Tennessee

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1797: My world is just a little less brighter today. I'll just have to "nip"
that feeling in the proverbial bud and go sit on the porch with
Andy. Gene, SC.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1798: Don Thanks for the wonderful memories from Barney to Mr Limpet from Mr Furley to The Mayor in Chicken Little. We love you and will NEVER forget you. You made us all laugh for that we THANK YOU! GOD get ready to laugh a lot!
THE BENSON FAMILY
Monroe NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1799: Thanks Don for always bringing a smile if not a loud laugh everytime you were on the Andy Griffith
Show.
You will be missed.
B. McCulloch Spring Hill TN.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1800: My Dad was a police chief in a small town like Mayberry, he had a deputy just like you, he gave me my first ticket,nervous the whole time cuz I was the Chiefs son. There was one the thing the 4 of us would have agreed on. Earnest T was a "nut". Arlen Broege Polo IL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1801: Ya know, Barn, you beat everything!!! Oh, how'll you'll be missed. I watched in you my childhood and now as an adult. Thank you for the laughter and happiness you gave.

Julie
Fort Worth, TX

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1802: Thank you for a lifetime of laughs that spanned many years and bridged many generation gaps. You are truely loved and will live forever in our hearts. Melanie, Texas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1803: I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Knotts while Disney was filming parts of "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" at Laguna Seca in California circa 1976. He was very modest and likeable. He took time during breaks to talk to us fans/extras and give some autographs. Iíve always enjoyed his work and am saddened by his passing.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1804: Thank you, Mr. Don Knotts, for a lifetime of true entertainment. You are a genuine actor and will be truly missed!
Chris

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1805: This.past weekend the world lost a admiraable, astornishing,actor, comic,person,
OUR,S prayer's +love to his family,
biblejoe. Dixon. ILL,



February 27, 2006 - Msg 1806: I can only imagine the barber shop on the other side. What joy, what laughter, what to get into.
Even though Don is gone, Barney will always live in our hearts.
Thanks for the memories. There is a dream in all of us to live in and know Mayberry. You made us proud to call it home.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1807: you will be missed, but will live in our hearts for as long as we have..thank's for the funny times you gave us all...

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1808: The world already misses you terribly! You may have left us, but you will never be forgotten!! Thank you for entertaining us for over 50 years and many generations to come. My children's children will know who you are!
CD-Orlando, FL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1809: I will remember Don Knotts as Barney Fife! He was my hero & loved to watch! You will NOT be forgetten! God bless him & his family! God needed a great & super deputy in heaven, so he took him home! Nick Y. MO.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1810: I feel as if I've known you my whole life. I named my beloved dog in honor of your incredulous character "Barney", I hope you get to meet him.

I really can't find the words to express how much love and respect I have for you. You wore your emotions and heart on your shirt sleeve for the world to see and helped teach generations the importance of things like courage, kindness, love and most importantly,,, laughter.

You will always be my hero.

Thanks, Don.
And Godspeed my friend,,, I hope to see you again.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1811: Heaven is a happier and more entertained place today thanks to you, Barnie! I can't wait to meet you one day! God Bless your family.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1812: Don Knotts role on TAGS makes the show just as great to watch the tenth time as it was for us the first time.

Thanks for the memories Don,
RIP and God Bless.

Larry and Doug Adams

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1813: You were and will always be THE MAN.Thanks for the laughs Don.
Nick-Hawaii

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1814: Atta Boy, Luther!!
Thank you for sharing your great gift with all of us. You brought our family closer by making us laugh together. Our love to you and prayers for your family. I know your standing at the gates saying "Welcome to check-point chickie!"
The Robertson Family, Taunton MA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1815: A truly gentle and naive soul, Barney was out of place in this harsh and manipulative world. More Barney Fifes, fewer Dick Cheneys, and our world would be a better place. Thanks, Don,for the greatest single character in television history.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1816: How sad to hear of the loss of Don Knotts. No one else could have ever played Barney the way he did. I am glad they didn't try to cast someone else as Barney!! I can imagine as Barney arrived at the gates of heaven, Aunt Bee was there to welcome him--maybe with "some of my new homemade pickles". God bless you, Mr. Knotts

Sandra Bruce

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1817: Thank You Don Knotts for a lifetime of wonderful memories. Even though I was born a year after Andy Griffith went off the air, I grew up watching it on reruns and still do, and I plan to raise my 1 year old up to love the show too. We will miss you, but you are not gone, Mayberry will live forever!!
SV Lancaster, SC USA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1818: If you like friendly down home folks,
And Southern hospitality
When you're just bound to fall in love
With our little town of Mayberry.
When you walk the streets that Andy walked,
The many sights that you will see,
Will leave no doubt as to what inspired him,
To make his hometown Mayberry.
When you visit Floyd's Barber shop,
And Snappy lunch, over on Main Street,
You'll not see a single stranger,
Only friends you've yet to meet.
You should visit our post office,
Where Barney still gets mail,
And then the old police station,
To see if Otis is in jail.
There is one more special place,
That everyone should see,
It's the knob on Mt. Pilot to our south,
That stands majestically.
I'm sure that when years have fled,
You'll have a pleasant memory,
Of the friendly folks and lovely town,
That we proudly call Mayberry.
by George Randall
We picked up this little poem at the main st. emporium when we were in Mt Airy, N.C. last fall. There is much to see there, and SO much is dedicated to the fine show and it's characters.
If you ever get a chance to go and spend a day or two around town, take time to walk downtown and visit the sights and places now known as Mayberry.
You can even ride in the old squad car parked at Wally's service station during the day and the Mayberry Motor Inn at night.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1819: It pains my heart so deeply to know I will never get the chance to meet a legend such as Don Knotts. He will never know how much he has inspired me and helped me through some of the darkest days in my life. The Good Lord willing, we may just meet again!
The precious memories you have given us will remain forever! GOD BLESS you Don!!
Lucy S Toronto Canada.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1820: I know Aunt Bea, Helen, Otis, Floyd and Ernest T were waiting with open arms to welcome their old friend. We may not all find our Mayberry here on Earth, but I'll bet we find it and even more in Heaven. Rest in Peace, Barn, we sure will miss you. Thanks to the Knotts family for sharing this gem with us. Tupelo, MS

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1821: Thanks...

Phillip,
Raleigh, N.C

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1822: My heart hurts.... So often Don Knotts, Barney, has made it smile. He will so again, in reruns. But, for now, it just hurts. My prayers to his friends, family. Mikki C, Kansas City, MO

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1823: I will always treasure shows like the Andy Griffith show. It makes me sad when I see the swill that is on now. They think the only way to be funny is to be vulgar. Andy and Barney were a great team and I could have seen an episode a thousand times and I still laugh my head off when I see it . Don Knotts was always one of my favorates and though we will miss him he will always be with us in reruns. Prayers and the best to his loved ones. Ken, Olney, Md.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1824: Any episode with Barney was the best. I couldn't watch the show after he left. He was the tops!!

CG - Spartanburg, SC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1825: Although I never met him in person, I feel as if I have lost one of my closest friends. I truly believe you were given a gift to create a character that will never be matched in the television business again. My 9 and 12 year old children are faithful fans, asking me "Dad, can we watch a Barney?" Thanks for sharing yourself with us Mr.Don Knotts. With great and fond affection. Steve Bouye South Carolina

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1826: Goodbye Don Knotts, I felt like I knew you. Thank you for making me laugh. Bill, Indiana

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1827: Whenever life got me down and out Barney and Andy always picked me right up! I truly shed a tear when I heard the news of Don passing on. he will always be remembered and I WILL always watch him on TVLAND... thank you for all of the pure joy and laughter you brought me. rest in peace my dear friend...
Michael, Fort Lauderdale, F lorida

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1828: it is a very sad day in my heart. don knotts will always have a special place in mine.thanks for the countless hours you made me laugh.
even when i knew the lines it was still funny
god bless you barney & your family

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1829: Don Knotts blessed us all with many great memories his shows and movies has given us. Directors and producers need to take a lesson from good souls such as Don Knotts. My family was truely saddened by the news of his passing and we are eternally grateful for the love we have experienced and will continue to experience through the legacy of love he has demostrated in his life and work. God Bless the Knotts family! We loved him too!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1830: barney god bless you you will always be the MAN in my book pat b richmond in

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1831: The Andy Griffith Show was by far the greatest TV show ever. That and the I Love Lucy show. I only wish that my children could watch newer shows like these. The reruns and DVD's are great, but Hollywood is more concerned about undertone themes and profanity than the family issues and morals of society. Don Knotts should rest in every Americans hearts forever.


Scott- Bowling Green, KY

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1832: I Loved Don Knotts and i Thought he was great in the Andy griffith show...
He was a ver funny and gifted person

Tom
NE.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1833: The Andy Griffith Show was by far the greatest TV show ever. That and the I Love Lucy show. I only wish that my children could watch newer shows like these. The reruns and DVD's are great, but Hollywood is more concerned about undertone themes and profanity than the family issues and morals of society. Don Knotts should rest in every Americans hearts forever.



February 27, 2006 - Msg 1834: also thanks to tv land for without them we couldnt watch him

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1835: The Andy Griffith Show was by far the greatest TV show ever. That and the I Love Lucy show. I only wish that my children could watch newer shows like these. The reruns and DVD's are great, but Hollywood is more concerned about undertone themes and profanity than the family issues and morals of society. Don Knotts should rest in every Americans hearts forever.



February 27, 2006 - Msg 1836: The Andy Griffith Show was by far the greatest TV show ever. That and the I Love Lucy show. I only wish that my children could watch newer shows like these. The reruns and DVD's are great, but Hollywood is more concerned about undertone themes and profanity than the family issues and morals of society. Don Knotts should rest in every Americans hearts forever.



February 27, 2006 - Msg 1837: Thanks for all memories from the Andy Griffith show and all the Laughter that you brought while you was on the show.

You will missed.
May God Blessed you and your family
Good bye Mr. Knotts and see you in Heaven

Chris
Fall Branch,Tn

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1838: It is with deep sadness I say good bye to the funniest man I have ever known. My condolences to his family and friends. I will always remember him with fondness and for the smiles he brought to me and my chapter. May he rest in peace and with what comforts me in the knowledge that he is reunited with many friends who have passed on before him in "Mayberry Heaven"... I know he is saying even now "the quality of mercy is not strained, it falleth like the gentle rain from heaven"....thanks for sharing your life with all of us. God Bless


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1839: God Bless you Mr. Knotts, family & friends. This world was truly, truly a better place for having him in it. I feel like I have lost a beloved relative, everytime I see something on the news I can't help but to shed tears. I've watched the Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company and Mr. Knotts movies since I was practically on this earth and think he was genuine and the best of the best! Here is a poem I recently got from the internet...Don Knotts will continue to live in all our hearts...and he would probably want us to remember him like this poem says.
Don't Cry For Me

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not here, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not here, I did not die.

Author Unknown


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1840: The Andy Griffith Show was by far the greatest TV show ever. That and the I Love Lucy show. I only wish that my children could watch newer shows like these. The reruns and DVD's are great, but Hollywood is more concerned about undertone themes and profanity than the family issues and morals of society. Don Knotts should rest in every Americans hearts forever.


Scott- Bowling Green, KY


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1841: When I had a stressful day at the office, I would come home and watch TAGS. It made my day! I wanted to be a FUN girl like Daphne, Bernie. I also liked Don in "The Shakiest Gun in the West".My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. You will always be a part of Americana. Candace---Emporia, KS

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1842: What a sad sad thing it would have been for us all had Don Knotts not come into our lives. His kind spirit and humor are a part of the glue that holds friendships together and became common bonds of good natured humor all of us will share in forever..thanks Barney...I can't imagine what it woulda been like without you.
Now I think I'll head on down to the fillin' station for a bottle of pop.

F.H. Flaharty, Olney, MD.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1843: I've never been a movie watcher, and even at 42 years old, I usually watch sports or cartoons, or I fish or ride bicycles. But I have been a huge fan of Don Knotts. He embodies what is good and wholesome in small-town America. TAGS and especially Don Knotts will remain in my mind and heart forever. I got to see him at the Mayberry reunion in Bradford, Ohio a few years ago, and I will never forget getting to see "Barney". May you rest in peace. Long live Barney, The Incredible Mr. Limpit, The Reluctant Astronaut, and the Apple Dumpling Gang. You will be greatly missed and loved by millions, including myself.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1844: Having a bad day? Pop in Andy and you will forget your problems. One of the greatest american TV icons of all time, this is truly a sad time for anyone who wished the world could be a simpiler place and thats what Don Knotts gave us, sitting on a porch on a summer nite with Andy is what we all us need to remember when the world gets to complicated. Rob, Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1845: DON God bless you as Barney you were my hero. Thanks for all the laughs. TAGS and mayberry was life as it should be .Thanks for everything now I'll nip it, nip it in the bud P.M.S. N.B. MA.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1846: A bit of America's soul of the goodness of yesteryear has passed. Join the realm of imortality. Thank you, Don. And thank you Lord for Don. JRS Midland,TX

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1847: I wish I had met him. He looks just like my dad. Mr. Knotts seemed like he was a super-nice decent human being in real life, too. He just had that quality about him. I love him so much. Mr. Knotts made Barney Fife one of the funniest lovable characters of all time. I know he's making everyone laugh & smile up in Heaven. I LOVE YOU, BARNEY, ALWAYS & FORVER!! To his family & friends - you're so lucky to have had him in your life. It's a great loss for Earth, but the BEST thing to happen in HEAVEN. He's acting on Heavens stage now, making my grandparents laugh. God bless him for making us laugh all these years. It's hard to make ME laugh, but for Barney Fife, he could make me laugh in a second. He didn't even have to say a single word & I would be rolling on the floor, laughing! Pure comedic genius! Thank you for all the wonderful years, Mr. Knotts. I'll especially be thinking of you when I watch the Pickle episode & the Choir episode. With all my love & heart-felt thanks, sincerely, Nancy Mather of Manhattan Beach, CA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1848: Don you were number "ONE" there will never be another like you.
Thanks for all the enjoyment you gave over the years.

Anthony Haner, Gallipolis, Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1849: He was simply the finest comedic performer of all time. His contribution helped make ''The Andy Griffith Show'' the best television show of all time, nothing else even comes a close 2nd place.

Rest in peace, Barney Fife.

Ted Ausmus
Dalton, Georgia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1850: I have lost a true friend that always makes me laugh and feel better, no matter how down I might be. Barney, I will meet you in heaven.
Jim Moats, Madison, WV