Leave it to beaver stars where are they now
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George SpeareIts the time of the American Revolution and new Americans like Matt and his family are heading out to colonize areas of virgin territory.
Matt and his father head to Maine territory to stake their claim, which involves declaring their land, building a home and planting crops. Once theyve accomplished this, Matts father is tasked with returning to their home town in Massachusetts to gather Ma, younger sister Sarah, and the new baby, so they may start their lives together in their new home.
In order for Pa to travel to retrieve the rest of the family, he must leave behind Matt to protect their claim.
And poor Matt is only 13, when he realizes that He was alone, with miles of wilderness stretching on every side.
Hes alone, without a good dog (theirs has died), and his only gun is stolen by a sketchy trapper in one of the very first chapters.
Indians are around, and theyre both bitter and bemused by this lonely white boy, defending his wood and mud castle. They have awful lines, like, “Me no see um like white man do.”
But theres a dog in the story (owned by the Indian boy) and a fox and a bear, and you cant help but cheer for young Matt, because, frankly, hes been put in a lousy position.
This was a read aloud at our house, a special treat for my 10-year-old (without her 7-year-old sister—much arguing ensued!!), and shes an animal NUTTER, so the dog alone captured her interest.
Im a dog nut myself, and I own “only” three, because I cant afford to feed more than three the way I do (organic and free range food), but I would own ten if I could. No, Im not kidding, if I had more money or more land (or staff), Id happily own 10 dogs.
So. . . the realization of how crucial it was to own a dog hit me hard in this story. I cant even imagine being out in the woods with the bears and stinky humans without a loyal dog.
The moral to the story: a good dog is hard to find.
'Leave It To Beaver' stars reunite for 60th anniversary of classic sitcom
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It's been 56 years since a cute little munchkin named Theodore entered our lives as "The Beaver" in an all-American show about suburban family life. The sitcom was so popular it spawned a television movie, "Still the Beaver," and a follow-up series, "The New Leave It To Beaver," which ran from to and featured the once-young characters as the older generation. Sadly, many of the original cast members are no longer with us. Hugh Beaumont, who played the stern but loving Ward Cleaver, died in at the age of Barbara Billingsley, who played the always-helpful stay-at-home mom June Cleaver, died in at the age of
Wally Tony Dow , the eldest, and Theodore Jerry Mathers - better known as 'the Beaver' - came home daily with new troubles that their middle-class parents would help them solve. Click through for a look back, and to find out where all your favorite characters ended up. Then: Jerry Mathers Mathers was just 8 years old when he was cast in the title role that hundreds of kids were vying for. For one of his many auditions, he wore his Cub Scout uniform and told the casting crew that he was in a rush to get to his meeting. Apparently, that innocent demeanor is what set him apart and won him the role.