I never liked the 'Honeymooners' when I was young. Ralph Kramden and his buddy Kramer seemed so...cartoonish. Ralph was such a chauvinist, and always blustering about something. His expression to Alice, his always patient and understanding wife, 'to the moon' seemed too much. Their home was so plain and boring. Alice was always wearing the same old dress. Ralph and his bud were always looking for ways to supplement their income! Even though Ralph had a full time job as a bus driver.
None of their schemes ever worked out.
I was young. I had no experience. I understood nothing.
I've changed my view. I understand from my own experience the struggle to make ends meet. I myself have tried many schemes to supplement my income. Even just to have an income. I understand the frustration and the patience and love Alice had for her blustering, loud husband.
At this point in my life, I admire their perseverance. No matter what, they never gave up. They never fell into despair. They never turned to crime. Their plainness, their ordinariness is, at the very least, authentic.
Writing and art are my passions!