All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Good News

The days are getting longer.

Here in the northern hemisphere the length of day light available each day is increasing, which means that I can almost get home from work before night fall.  It also means that we only have about 6 more weeks of cold winter followed by another 6 weeks of bad sledding and then we'll be able to plant the garden.  Of course I would have guessed that spring is on the way with out seeing the much welcomed extra daylight, because the garden seed catalogs have started arriving at the rate of about 3 a day for the last week. 

I think we are going to try to introduce some apple trees to our yard this year.  They are supposed to do well in our cold zone.  Mrs Ipsa has high hopes and I hope she is vindicated for the effort.  She wishes she had planted them 10 years ago, but she had hopes of moving and didn't want to make the effort.  No doubt if we plant them and they do well we'll move 2 weeks before the first crop comes in.  Oh well its fun to try different plants and see how they turn out.

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