~“She Ain’t Aunt Bee”~

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 08:50 AM.

My personal favorites are the episodes involving Aunt Bee’s Pickles (that smelled like kerosene), her falling for the good-for-nothing traveling salesman (who was Uncle Joe on Petticoat Junction) and the one where she gets all liquored up drinking the 170-proof miracle elixir of a snake oil selling medicine man.

Enough is enough…

Aunt Bee was what she was and it was good enough to be the best in my opinion. She (Frances Bavier) has been dead for almost 25 years.

I can’t eat a pickle without thinking about her, that’s the way I want it.

The life of Frances Bavier, what’s known about it, is actually very interesting.

Aunt Bee/Ms. Bavier was from New York City and went to school at Columbia University to be a school teacher. That does seem fitting. She would have been at Columbia from around 1920 to 1924.

If you’re a baseball fan, you know the name of Lou Gehrig, one of the greatest baseball players ever. Gehrig was actually playing baseball for Columbia during that same time frame (1922-23).



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