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Family Portraits, 2: Thank-You Note
Henry E. Agostino (#4b)
I like the way Ward Cleaver talks to his boys, Wally and the Beaver. Thoughtful. Measured. I love the stories he uses to illustrate his points. They always bring things into the proper focus. I dig June Cleaver. Her style. Unruffled. The apron-dress combinations. Idyllic, yet approachable. I mean, what more could you want? Well, I never had any of that. So here I am. Caught somewhere between self-pity, longing, and regret. I feel like my life exists in a state of stalemate. Thanks, Mom. Thanks, Dad.

Two Clowns  commented on July 31, 2017 :
<{;o)   What is the filthiest line in the history of television?

<[:@(   It's when June Cleaver says to her husband, "Ward, you were a little hard on the Beaver last night."
The Wrench  commented on August 03, 2017 :
I've always been a big fan of Eddie Haskell. I used to love when he'd stop over to the Cleaver house and say to June, "Why, hello, Mrs. Cleaver. How are you and how is the Beaver today?"
Letters to Editor  commented on August 03, 2017 :

Shalem Hughes: The Cleavers are a fabrication. Give your parents a break.

Paul Agostino: Are you a licensed psychiatrist? No. I didn't think so. Then how can you know my brother's pain? You can't. Maybe you ought to try a little compassion, Shalem Hughes. Have you ever thought of that? Remember: Caring never goes out of style.

<{;o) We may not always like what you say, Shalem Hughes.

<[:@( But we like the way you say it.

Shalem Hughes: Zip it, trolls!

<{;o) Au contraire, mon cheri. It is you who are provoking us. Remember whose Facebook timeline you're on.

<[:@( You just can't stay away from us, can you?

richard peters: shalem hughes my mom says when you call somebody a troll you turn into an ugly ogre
Letters to Editor  commented on August 03, 2017 :
Estelle Caruso: Margaret Anderson was prettier than June Cleaver!
Lucifer Beelzebub  commented on August 03, 2017 :
Yes, but there was something naughty about June Cleaver that was impossible to resist.
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All Saints' Day (Featuring Henry, Betty, and Co.) - Paul Agostino - November 02, 2017
All-Star (Featuring Irene, Sal, and Gabriel) - Paul Agostino - November 02, 2017
Henry and Me and a Date with History - Paul Agostino and Thomas Henry Eggbert Agostino - August 28, 2017
Mama's Little Baby - Paul Agostino (Featuring the Agostino Family) - August 20, 2017
The Greatest Compliment I've Ever Heard - Paul Agostino (Featuring Henry Agostino) - August 19, 2017
Family Portraits, 8: As My Father Used to Say to Me - Paul Agostino (#2, The Peacemaker) - August 09, 2017
Family Portraits, 7: The Green-Eyed Monster - Gabriel M. Agostino (#1, Mr. Make Believe) - August 08, 2017
Family Portraits, 6: The Land of Fun - Paul Agostino (#2, The Gifted One) - August 06, 2017
Family Portraits, 5: Don't I Deserve A Participation Ribbon? - Lawrence J. Agostino (#6, Mama's Little Baby) - August 05, 2017
Family Portraits, 4: Talking Back to Refrigerator Magnets - Ferdinand L. Agostino (#4a) - August 03, 2017
Family Portraits, 3: My Brush With Fame - Betty S. Agostino (#3, Dad's Favorite) - August 01, 2017
Family Portraits, 2: Thank-You Note - Henry E. Agostino (#4b) - July 31, 2017
Family Portraits, 1: My Mother, the Taskmaster - Gabriel M. Agostino (#1, Mom's Favorite) - July 30, 2017
Classroom Clippings, Part 2: 4:55 - Michael Cummings (Intoduction: Paul Agostino) - May 25, 2017

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