Where was ‘Leave it to Beaver’s’ hometown?

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.

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Poor Grant!

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” —Benjamin Franklin

I love a good sale, and it makes my day when I come across one I didn’t expect. But some sales aren’t good news for everyone.

Like recently at a grocery store in Canada, there was a sale on frozen french fries, with bags of fries piled high and a large yellow sign advertising that they were only $1.00, but the somewhat petty sale sign also announced that this was the “Grant Ordered Too Many Fries Sale.”

 Poor Grant! One case of poor planning and he just couldn’t catch a break. But at least plenty of people got a good chuckle and some cheap french fries!

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Groundhog Day, the Movie?

If you’ve seen Groundhog Day or 50 First Dates, you’re familiar with the idea of someone waking up to the same day over and over. If you could repeat your best day, which day would you choose to relive? A fun-filled day spent with your sweetheart or your favorite little ones? A rowdy road trip with your friends? Whatever your ideal day, go for it!

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Code Red!

Red is the power color.

Women with red lipstick get hit on more often than any other color. People using with red poker chips bet more. (Okay, maybe it’s not good to encourage even more gambling, but you get the idea.) Taekwondo competitors wear red win more bouts. Go figure. Do their red suits blind their opponents? Don’t know, but I do know that red velvet cake is only a chocolate cake with red food coloring dumped in. But, somehow, it’s better than other chocolate cakes. In the Native American color wheel, red is the power color, the color to wear heading into a scary situation.

I could go on forever but you get the idea. Red is great. Wonderful. Strong. Important. Wear red!

So why is red underrepresented in uniforms? You’d think that armies and police everywhere would dress their people in red to present a more powerful image but the only one that comes to mind at the moment I’m writing is the Canadian Mounties, and even they have downplayed red in recent years.

What gives, guys? Get with the program and think red! Wear red. Get out there and show the world how powerful you are!

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