Sunday, January 19, 2020

She will always be Edith Bunker to so many of us


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We remember Jean Stapleton who was born on this in 1923.  She died in 2013,

In the early 1970s, or the first Nixon term, we use to hear about "the silent majority".  It was one of President Nixon's favorite lines, or a reference to millions of Americans who paid their taxes, lived by the rules and did not expect much from government.

Archie & Edith Bunker were the prototypical members of the silent majority.  They lived in a small home in the New York area.  Archie worked and Edith stayed home.  They had one cute daughter who was married to a liberal, or the "meathead".

Let's just say that "All in the family" was perfect for its time.  A show for the early 1970s!  Millions tuned in because they were watching themselves!


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