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R.I.P. E.T.B.

It was 12 years ago today, almost to the minute, when we lost Howard.

I think about him multiple times a day.

I will always love him.

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  • Jim Silvester May 21, 2017, 6:02 pm

    Dad’s are great….Lost mine in 71 when I was 19…..Be thankful you had him awhile and he gave millions of people a smile….I watched him the other night at dinner on the Andy G. Show….What a character…..He will never be forgotten in our generation nor the generation before…..I remember my Dad laughing so hard at Bass and Fife that one time he fell out of bed….. Not a week goes by that I don’t call somebody Ernest T…..Jim Silvester

  • Robert May 21, 2017, 6:04 pm

    We all miss your father, he was the best on The a.g.t.v. show. Original humor he had.

  • David Browning May 21, 2017, 6:08 pm

    It was a complete joy and honor to know Howard. We miss him each day as well.

  • Kelly May 21, 2017, 6:56 pm

    David, ETB was a complete life force. In every way. And as much as I loved everyone on the AGS no one, no one compared to your Dad. I can’t tell you how often I quote him (and I was a little, little girl when I first ‘met’ him on my TV). And then I laugh. A lot. Miss him every day and am sending you many hugs and best wishes. Wrap yourself in the fabulous memories. xoxoxoxo

    • Jodi May 28, 2017, 6:56 pm

      I absolutely LOVE ETB! And what a comedic genius! I never get tired of watching the episodes he was in and wish there had been many more. I wish I could have told him that in person. Thanks for the laughter ETB.

  • Patrice fedorak May 29, 2017, 8:28 am

    We had just visited Mt. Airy NC on May 23 on a pretty wet gloomy day. But my heart burst with happiness and joy seeing buildings familiar to the show. I imagined being there with Andy, Barney, and especially Ernest T! The antique mall had quite a bit of memorabilia and photos of the cast. I bought a vintage printing block of a “M” for Mayberry. I still want to go back for Mayberry days and relive happier times with members of the Mayberry family

  • Hector T July 14, 2017, 5:08 pm

    Just watched the classic episode with Ernest T Bass… “How do you do Mrs Wiley” was a memorable line in Andy Griffith show “My Fair Ernest. Also he kept calling his girl Romena. Hah ha ha. Howard will forever be remembered. 7.14.17

  • Welford Sims November 22, 2017, 12:36 pm

    It can’t be that long ago! It seems like just yesterday I spoke with him at Mayberry Days and found out he was also on Midway Island! and the great tribute to Jerry Lewis….I remember going to see him at the Drive-In with others as I was too young to drive at that time! I will always hold dear the short while we had to speak as he was just a plain down to earth person like me, but he was so much more talented!! Thanks for sharing him with us!

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