BOCA RATON, FLORIDA – My wife and I have escaped the snow and ice of Tennessee by fleeing here to South Florida to enjoy a few winter weeks in the sun. But there has been a cold snap this week in the sunshine state. Last night we took a dip, not in the ocean, but in the temperature with a low of 42 degrees! My wife says that the women of Palm Beach County complain about the cold snap, but they really like it. It gives them a chance to trot out and wear their fur coats.
When I was growing up watching TV in the 1950s and the 1960s, it was a golden era for TV dads. All the heroes on TV at that time were either daddies or cowboys or both, like Ben Cartwright on “Bonanza,” the wonderful father of Adam, Hoss and Little Joe.