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!


GFF -- A Good Husband

Valentines Day was this last week.  I hope you had a good one.  This weeks GFF highlights a from Japan and his act of love.

After 30 years of marriage, Mrs. Kuroki suddenly encountered a problem with her eyes, which turned out to be a complication from diabetes causing her sight to fail just one week later.
Feeling her life was over, Mrs Kuroki was devastated at the prospect of not being able to go on the trip she and her husband had always dreamed about and didn't want to face a life of immobility.
As a result, she shut herself away from the world and began living a life of seclusion in her home. It pained her husband to see her normally cheerful expression become one of sadness, and he thought that if they could at least have a visitor or two each day, it would encourage his wife to come out of her shell.
One day, Mr Kuroki glanced upon a pink shibazakura flower in the garden and it occurred to him that the beauty of flowers can be experienced not only through sight, but through the sense of smell as well. If he were to create a garden filled with flowers, he thought, his wife could still enjoy their beauty, and people might also come to visit, which would bring a smile to her face again.
Check out the link and see what a bouquet for a blind women looks like.


  1. WaterBoy12:59 PM

    I guess she can't complain that he never brings her flowers.

  2. Susan1:24 PM

    It wasn't Valentines Day, but our anniversary a month later, that my hubby bought and planted TEN lilac bushes the first year we lived at our other property. He also bought 2 DOZEN rose bushes of all varieties. Oh the smell was absolutely intoxicating it was!

    A floral delivery can provide smiles for a day or three, but a guy planting something like lilac bushes or roses that last for years is a total keeper of a hubby. That is one reason our marriage has lasted so long. A guy who knows how to produce smiles over the course of years from one simple act is a wonderful fellow and as I said, a total keeper.

    Due to the health issues that we had to deal with regarding his parents for the past couple years, he hasn't had a chance to do that yet at our new place. Perhaps this spring it might happen.

    1. Give him a link to the blog and say "hint" "hint" and a big smile. I'm sure he'll pick up on it.