The Mayberry Guru - Ken Anderson

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Betty Lynn AKA Thelma Lou Passes Away

The world lost a wonderful person this week when Betty Lynn passed away at the age of 95.  Click on

the link below to access a wonderful tribute to Betty.  This tribute appeared in the Mt. Airy newspaper

Betty Lynn, Mayberry’s Thelma Lou, passes away | Mt. Airy News (

2022 Car Shows, Parades, Presentations


We are quickly approaching the months when car shows, parades, and community festivals are on my calendar. Hopefully, 2021 will return us to some normalcy, and we will once again be able to enjoy all the activities that we love.  Check out my website calendar to see the events that I am planning on attending if it is safe to do so.

New Guestbook
Please sign my guestbook and tell me where you are from.


Loved your site. I hope to see you back in parades and at car shows this summer.


Are you the same gentleman that posted a you tube video of the Mayberry Village with train sets? Summer village - Mt. Pilot - Winter village?

Hey Ken,
I hope you and yours are well and safe during this crazy time in our country. As you may recall I own a 1961 squad car replica. I saw on one of your posts that you had installed some sort of fan system in your squad car that keeps you cooler. Can you give me more details about that? Where did you find it?

I tried to get an AC put on my car a couple of years ago, but my mechanic could not get it installed, so I have been looking for something to combat the heat here in West Tennessee.

All of our parades were canceled this spring, however there was a small held this morning. But it is so hot and humid here, we decided not to attend. I try to drive my squad car at least once a week all year round. It still has the original engine in it, and it just starts and runs much better when I do that.

So any help you can provide on your fanning system would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and Happy July 4th!

Miss the car shows and parades but I understand why they are not having them.

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Old Cars Weekly Magazine "Car of the Decade"

Gassing up the Squad Car

My Fun Girls Get Arrested

Checkpoint Chickie

The Mayberry Guru Is Tough on Speeders

My Mayberry Squad Car YOU TUBE video

Number of Visitors


Wisconsin Public Television Broadcast

Click here to view Wisconsin Public Television story about The Mayberry Guru

My Fun Girls

Burger King Car Show Fan Club

Kids Love Checking Out My Handcuffs

2016 Mayberry Days Jim Schwenke Memorial Award

Woman's Day Magazine Recognition

Picture Taken By A Following Motorist - Maybe the Paparazzi

Eau Claire Promotional Article for Car Shows

Grammy Nominee Peter Phippen Agrees to be Handcuffed

Puppy Cited for No Drivers License

A Young Fan, Trey Holst, Checking Out My Handcuffs

Some People Are So Grateful When They Receive a Citation They Hug Me

Even Unmotorized Vehicles Get A Ticket For Speeking

Gentleman With Him Kept Pushing Him Around and Talking Behind His Back

Charlie's Angels and the Guru

Young Driver Without License Ticketed


My Two New Deputies

Welcome to my website.  My name is Ken Anderson and I live in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  I created this website because I have a passion for the classic television show "The Andy Griffith Show".  I am the author of the book Mayberry Reflections the Early Years.  I spend much of my time traveling to Classic Car Shows and parades.  I also spend time speaking to groups through the use of a 45 minute power point presentation that I have developed.  I own a 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Replica Mayberry Squad Car and I dress in an almost exact replica Deputy Barney Fife uniform.  I am a retired teacher of 35 years.


They Grow Pretty Girls In Clear Lake, WI


Even Pretty Girls Get Rowdy


World's Youngest Deputy





Augusta WI Royalty and Ronald McDonald


Durand Royalty Issued Citation

Miss Durand Handcuffed For Resisting Arrest

Miss Osseo and Her Lovely Attendants

Miss Osseo Arrrested for Standing Too Close to a Hydrant

Speeding is Never Tolerated

Now That's Bullet Maintainance