David Nelson, the last remaining Nelson of the "Ozzie and Harriet" Nelsons, died this week.
I never knew what Ozzie did for a living.
I never knew what Harriet did around the house, other than say "Ozzie!".
I did know what "Little Ricky" did. He sang.
"Poor Little Fool", "Travelin' Man", and, of course, "I'm Walkin'".
What did David do this entire time? Smile for the camera.
I never knew what David did either, but he did get married. And performed in what would become the longest-running sketch comedy series of all time.
And outlived his family.
Ozzie and Harriet represented what every American family wanted to be--stable, secure, good-looking kids, all of it, right down to the white picket fence (oh, wait, that was "Leave It To Beaver").
The good old days. If only they were here again.