Do you remember Leave it to Beaver? The old classic television show featuring Theodore “the Beaver” Cleaver and his apparently perfect family?
The show took place in Mayfield, though it was never revealed which state.
In fact, there are at least 27 towns named ‘Mayfield’ across the U.S.
But Jerry Mathers, the actor who played the Beav, explained as an adult that they never specified a state because Mayfield was meant to be a symbol for anywhere and everywhere, so that every viewer could feel like this idyllic hometown life was right in their own backyard.
I like that idea. That there’s an idyllic hometown for everyone.