I don't know that they ever showed any of the places you would expect to see such photos -- places like Andy's bedroom or a formal sitting room. Back then many people had the idea that after a decent period of mourning, it was time to move on and go live your life if you were a widower, especially a widower with a child and most especially a widower with a child and a position of responsibility (and remember Andy was not only Sheriff, but Justice of the Peace as well). It also would not have been the done thing in a TV show of that era to mention a dead character a lot. They did mention her a handful of times, so it is known that she and Andy had a close relationship, that she died when Opie was still in infancy, and that when Andy married her Barney was best man (and was later godfather to Opie).
Originally Posted by Tony
As for Opie, he never knew her, so it's not terribly unusual that he doesn't talk or ask about her a lot. She's no more a part of his life than a great-grandparent who died back before he could remember anything.
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