A trip to Mayberry would not be complete without a hair cut from Floyd. If your are ever in Mount Airy, NC keep your eyes open and you may catch a glimpse of him. Rumor has it, you may find him on a bench in front of his shop sharing some great CHEERWINE stories with all the visitors.
Just keep your eyes out for Floyd sitting on a bench like this one above. It was made by a man in Salisbury and he sells them throughout Rowan County. CHEERWINE was well known for it's bench signs during the early years. And I'm sure many hours were spent "sitting-a-spell" with friends and sharing a refreshing CHEERWINE.
Now, who in Mayberry could uphold the law without their trusted gun & holster. This classic CHEERWINE collectable was one of the company's first promotions. A customer would collect "crowns" from the product to later turn in for gifts. The Holster set above was one of those special items. Today these are hard to find, however it's even harder to find them with the CHEERWINE flyer attached.
I'm sure there is a little Mayberry in every small town in North Carolina. There is just something special about that show. I can almost see Andy inside the Salisbury court house enjoying a Cheerwine. Barney is probably polishing his bullet and Goober is eating a Hap's hotdog. As you will see below, Floyd is cutting my hair and Earnest T. Bass is into no good!! Enjoy this trip to Mayberry and all the great CHEERWINE oldies.
This is a orginal patch from a CHEERWINE uniform. It was a gift from Jerod in Charlotte, NC and I can not thank him enough. He even wrote a story about my passion for CHEERWINE and posted it on the internet. I think one item I would love to find one day would be an old CHEERWINE uniform that was worn by the old drivers years ago. I have seen Coke collectors with these in there collection and I just think it makes a neat addition. I am sure it will be hard for me to find, but that is all part of the fun in hunting. I love to look and who knows...one day I may come across one and meet the person that had it and hear the great story that goes with it.
These are a few prints that were made by Mr. Robert Toth. They are of some great landmarks in Salisbury and you can find more of his work including the old CHEERWINE building at his website (www.roberttoth.com). These prints remind me of Mayberry and define the classic small town feel.
This is a 1929 postmarked CHEERWINE envelope. It must have been some kind of chain letter because CHEERWINE was not even heard of in New Jersey back in those days!! LOL :-)
Now, you can't get anything by ole Barny Fife. Not even this beautiful print by Robert Toth. My wife got me mine as a gift for Christmas and Mr. Toth was so kind to even write something on mine. Most people get clothes, cologne, or gift sets for Christmas, but my whole family only gives me CHEERWINE stuff. I think I may be the only fan in NC that has received a gift wrapped and hiden in a CHEERWINE 12 pack box!! LOL :-)
Earnest T. Bass, don't you toss that rock through those CHEERWINE windows!! Alice will come after you with a CHEERWINE umbrella and you will know something then!! LOL :-)
Now my CHEERWINE friends, I always try to share with you new items to collect. These glasses have to be one of my favorite new items to date. They come in a set of 4 and are made of great quality. If you would like a set of these just drop me an email and I will be happy to help you or you can take a look on my "Trading Post" page to see if anyone would love to trade.
Like many NC locals, this has to be my all time favorite t.v. show. As we listen to that popular wistling we can,t help to wistle along. So many great lessons were taught on that show and it defined the classic North Carolina small town. I remember growing up in my neighborhood and we could leave our doors open and never think twice. Today, that is a different story. Sadly, the things I remember are going away and I guess that is a big reason I started collecting CHEERWINE memoribilla. I wanted to make sure I could hold on to the biggest part of my childhood and those great CHEERWINE memories. History is one thing that will always change but the great thing is that it can never be taken away either. I cherish the history of CHEERWINE and hope to one day have the world's largest CHEERWINE collection to share with people and let them see what the "Good Ole Days" were all about. Click the next page icon to see more great oldies.