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!

6/07/2014

Invading France, One Last Time

At 19 Mr. Jordan made it to the beaches of Normandy as part of the invasion of France.  At 89 he did it again and left his care takers at the old folks home at a loss concerning his whereabouts.  This story warmed the cockles of my heart.
Bernard Jordan, 89, left The Pines, a nursing home in Hove, England, on Thursday morning and did not return that night. Dressed in a gray raincoat with a jacket underneath that had his medals pinned to it, Jordan took a bus to France to be there for the anniversary of the largest amphibious assault in history, according to a report by The Guardian. Meanwhile, the nursing home reported him missing to the Sussex Police at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, resulting in a search of the area and local hospitals. 
The story goes on to say how much the old folks home values Mr. Jordan's freedom and how it was always OK for him to take the trip.  Yada yada yada.  He told them he wanted to go and they couldn't get him in the group they wanted him to go with, so he got his own ticket and went anyway.

I love it!  Mr. Jordan good on you!  The only way this story could be better is if I was able to come to England and buy you a pint and hear you tell me about the trip in person.  The only thing that would top that is a second pint and the story of your first trip.

4 comments:

WaterBoy said...

Good for him. Good story.

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Res Ipsa said...

I was digging through my supply of foreign money looking for a £10 note to send him. I wish I had one, I'd send it to him with a note to have a pint on me.