"There is in this world no function more important than that of being charming....To shed joy around, to radiate happiness, to cast light upon dark days, to be the golden thread of our destiny, and the very spirit of grace and harmony, is not this to render a service?" --Victor Hugo
What I love about June Cleaver is that she always seemed to enjoy whatever she was doing. She didn't just do housework; she loved her home. She didn't just raise children; she doted on her little family. She looked pretty making eggs, vacuuming or doing the mending. She did her best. She wasn't a doormat or discontent. In an age when women were screaming for "liberation" June seemed to have complete freedom to be herself. And that self was lovely.
People often make fun of June Cleaver welcoming her husband home with her heels and pearls. But, I want to be like her. I want to be the golden thread in my family's destiny. I want to be charming.....just like June.
Rest in peace, Barbara. Thanks for giving us June.