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the disturbing IDEAL world of "Leave it to Beaver" (classic tv!)

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Eddie thought it was.

It was one of his better tricks, but that couldn't save the episode.

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I'm LONG past tired of the moderator's self-righteous presumptions and Napoleonic precepts.

 

I'm beginning to suspect the individual wears a BLINDFOLD when THEY take a shower!  :o

 

 

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I'm LONG past tired of the moderator's self-righteous presumptions and Napoleonic precepts.

 

I'm beginning to suspect the individual wears a BLINDFOLD when THEY take a shower!  :o

 

 

Sepiatone

What prompted this outburst?

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Having been born in the 1930's and lived in the 1940's and 1950's, the world of the Cleavers was not so strange to many since it represented a country returning from a war and trying to have a great and sound family life. I knew lots of families with parents and a house like theirs. I realize it seems an idealized world to some, but some ideals are based on fact. June Cleaver reminds me of a lot of women who lived in my neighborhood and were married and there were guys like Ward but also guys like Fred Rutherford to even the score. 

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Having been born in the 1930's and lived in the 1940's and 1950's, the world of the Cleavers was not so strange to many since it represented a country returning from a war and trying to have a great and sound family life. I knew lots of families with parents and a house like theirs. I realize it seems an idealized world to some, but some ideals are based on fact. June Cleaver reminds me of a lot of women who lived in my neighborhood and were married and there were guys like Ward but also guys like Fred Rutherford to even the score.

 

When I initially watched Leave It to Beaver, I was close to the same age as the Beav. What I liked about the show then was how similar his teacher, school and classroom setting were to mine.

 

A few years later, when Beaver was going into adolescence, this again was similar to the kind of stuff that we had to go through--dressing up, learning all those manners, dance school and politeness with adults.

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When I initially watched Leave It to Beaver, I was close to the same age as the Beav. What I liked about the show then was how similar his teacher, school and classroom setting were to mine.

 

A few years later, when Beaver was going into adolescence, this again was similar to the kind of stuff that we had to go through--dressing up, learning all those manners, dance school and politeness with adults.

I never had to go to dance school, rarely dressed up, was allowed to eat like Henry VIII, and was taught not to trust anyone over 30.

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I'm LONG past tired of the moderator's self-righteous presumptions and Napoleonic precepts.

 

I'm beginning to suspect the individual wears a BLINDFOLD when THEY take a shower!  :o

 

 

Sepiatone

 

I'm long past tired of your complaints.    :lol:

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I'm long past tired of your complaints.    :lol:

 

It'll get better once the weather is good enough for me to sit on my porch and yell at kids to get off my lawn.  :P

 

 

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It'll get better once the weather is good enough for me to sit on my porch and yell at kids to get off my lawn. :P

 

 

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Sep--

 

This may not be the time and place for it. But I have to remind you that Andy Hardy's Father, Judge Hardy AKA Lewis Stone had a heart attack and died right there near his lawn doing the very thing that you just spoke of.

 

Keeping that in mind, it might be just as well to buy a "keep off the grass sign" or a very big dog.

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Yeah, I knew about Lewis Stone.  But I thought he was chasing teen VANDALS at the time.  But anyway....

 

I really don't CARE if kids get on my lawn.  And as for a big dog?

 

Well, not TOO big of a dog, or the heart attack might come from scooping up those huge DROPPINGS!  ;)

 

 

As for my complaining JAMES......notice down there that the Mod even censored the Spanish  words!  Guess HE must be "undocumented"?  Or maybe just DE-mented........

 

 

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It'll get better once the weather is good enough for me to sit on my porch and yell at kids to get off my lawn.  :P

 

 

Sepiatone

My mother made a career out of doing that, except she would peek through the blinds while lurking inside the house, and then came storming out to confront the unsuspecting kids.

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