Andy Griffith died today at age 86. Growing up, my great grandpa and I used to watch The Andy Griffith Show together with the rest of the family. It was one of the links between he and I and I feel a little pang of loss again today to learn that one of our living links has broken. I don't claim a religion; there may be something beyond death or there may be nothing. But if by some chance there is something, I hope Pappy, Andy Griffith and I can gather again out in the Great Beyond and rustle up some mischief.