Jean Stapleton, RIP

I neglected to pay a small tribute to Jean Stapleton, whose work in the TV series All in the Family, I remember fondly as a teenager. She had a prolific career. Of her passing Sally Struthers, who also played in All in the Family,  said, “Jean lived so in the present. She was a Christian Scientist who didn’t say or… Continue reading

Those Were the Days…

Thirty-six years ago, today: May 26, 1975, I graduated from high school. Yes, I remember Edith (Jean Stapleton, b. 1923) singing that to Archie (Carroll O’Connor, August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) at the old upright as All In The Family came on the huge tube TV back in the day. Gas was leaded and cost .25 a gallon.… Continue reading