The New Mrs. Cleaver

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A day ago a really good friend of mine quit her job of the past five years - for perfectly good reasons, too. Not in the heat of the moment.

She's going home to be a full-time mom for her two daughters. Her husband - despite the fact I gave him a copy of NBA Jam when it released - just finished his dissertation and has a job already lined up. They bought their first house this year; it's not opulent, but they've put a ton of work into it and have really made their home something special.

I'm as envious as I am amazed. Married in much better times, they rented some really tiny places but lived smartly and stayed within their means. Now when every couple is supposed to be dual-income, with someone working two jobs just to save a giant house they couldn't afford, my friends kick it old-school like Ward and June Cleaver.

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We're not out of this, and I don't mean to suggest the good old days are coming back for everyone. But I'm happy they're here for people I care about.

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Frankly, I think Anderson Cooper is an idiot, but seriously, the birthers?

Who in their right mind would take them seriously? I don't care for our current President (but then, I've yet to see the President, or any politician for that matter, I would trust farther than I could throw), but I won't make up some load of crap in an attempt to discredit him.

But Cooper? Ed Murrow must be spinnin' in his grave...