This probably falls under the category of offbeat trivia that could be your ticket to win the next challenge at your house or perhaps more useless information that gives you brain overload. So, in an effort to keep you informed and always the life of the cocktail party, I offer this bit of nostalgic news. Yesterday, one of the greatest whistlers and composers of our day, Earle Hagen passed away. If you watch TVLand or are about my age, you would recognize his tunes. He wrote theme scores for Hollywood such as “I Spy,” “Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Mod Squad.” The one you can probably whistle yourself is Mr. Hagen’s “The Andy Griffith Show” theme. I am grateful to Mr. Hagen for his contribution of joy to my life. Here I insert my own confession. I like to whistle. Often I don’t even realize it. Usually, I am by myself–possibly to spare any unintentionally listening ears or for my own reassurance and mood elevation. I whistle while my heart sings inside, and, while I am confessing, occasionally in the shower for acoustic value. Just the sound of Andy Griffith theme song can take you away. Take a minute and listen with me and picture Andy and Opie walking down the dirt road, sporting their fishing poles. I am so there. It doesn’t hurt that I like to fish, too.