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Jan. 30, 2021

E17 Retiring in Mount Airy, North Carolina - AKA Mayberry

E17 Retiring in Mount Airy, North Carolina - AKA Mayberry

Have you ever fantasized about living in a quaint little town like Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show? Mount Airy, North Carolina, is the birthplace of Andy Griffith and the place he, purportedly, modeled Mayberry after. These days, Mount Airy celebrates the fictionalized city with an annual weekend celebration called “Mayberry Days,” a barber shop named Floyd’s, a 2,500 square foot Andy Griffith museum and Griffith’s real childhood home. It wasn’t the memories of Mayberry which made Mark and Kathleen Sternberg retire to Mount Airy, but they fell in love with its small town charm and friendly residents. Find out more about the Sternbergs’ road to Mount Airy on this episode of Retire There with Gil and Gene.

Mark is a master carpenter. See videos of the router mill machine he created and some of his handy work at https://www.youtube.com/c/routermillwoodworks/videos

Kathleen is a tour guide at Mayberry Spirits in Mount Airy. To book a tour, which includes a whisky tasting, go to https://www.mayberryspirits.com/visit-us/

For the real Mayberry deal, visit https://youtu.be/JcxQGEoBSqk.