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!


BJW - New Years Eve Edition

A New Year's Wish

On New Year's Eve, Marilyn stood up in the local pub and said that it was time to get ready. At the stroke of midnight, she wanted every husband to be standing next to the one person who made his life worth living.

Well, it was kind of embarrassing.  As the clock struck - the bartender was almost crushed to death.

New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.  Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
Mark Twain 

New Year's Day Prayer for One and All

Dear Lord

So far this year I've done well.

I haven't gossiped, I haven't lost my temper, I haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent. I'm very thankful for that.  But in a few minutes, Lord, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on I'm probably going to need a lot more help.         Amen


  1. WaterBoy2:58 PM

    Happy New Year, one and all! May the next one be better* for you than the last.

    * For various subjective values of "good/better".

  2. Susan6:48 PM

    May you and your Mrs. have a great 2015 Res, along with both the young Ipsas.
    And blessings to all who comment and read here. May you all have a great next year.

    A special shout out to Outlaw X, whose comments and wit are always appreciated. Happy New Year Outlaw X.

  3. Thank you Susan. Happy New Years to you and yours too.