Aunt Bee’s astounding wedding RSVP

Ron Howard [Opie Taylor], Frances Bavier [Aunt Bee Taylor], and Andy Griffith [Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor] circa 1966.
Image Credit: CBS Photo Archives

Three Stooges specialist Scott Reboul brazenly mailed Andy Griffith Show cast member Frances Bavier a 1988 wedding invitation. Believe it or not, the notoriously prickly and reclusive actress, who pocketed an Emmy for her heartwarming decade-long portrayal of housekeeper Aunt Bee Taylor on TAGS and its popular spin-off Mayberry R.F.D., personally replied to the former Savannah River Site radiochemist. Reboul fills in the blanks…