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Bye George Jefferson … We’ll Miss You!

Sherman Hemsley

As my anti-Archie Bunker, I learned alot from watching Sherman Hemsley play George Jefferson on The Jeffersons.

Jefferson, as Archie used to call him, MORE than held his own when dealing with the racist Bunker.

Although a bit anti-white himself, to put it mildly, Jefferson enjoyed success because he understood that in America the color that counted most is green.


(How ironic is it then we seem to be having an attack on ‘green’, that is, making money, now by the president … though that could be another blog entirely).

Hemsley’s character had so many other qualities as well; smart, funny and caring to those around him.

Yes, caring as he once gave Edith Bunker a job when his neighbors were hurting and he also loved Florence the maid, don’t kid yourself about a “relationship” that lasted that long.

Hemsley went on to play a deacon in ‘Amen’, which enjoyed a five-year run and again portrayed African Americans in the positive light they deserve.

Here’s hoping George Jefferson mooooved on up … to the deluxe pearly gates … in the sky, eye, eye.


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posted July 30, 2012 at 5:50 am

not sure what you mean by “HATE” Alice, as that is a strong word to use for what I think about the president. I don’t like how he’s leading the country and I am entitled to that opinion under free speech laws we have in this great nation. I think he’s trying to undo our system in some respects and I am deeply concerned about that, as I also am about his “apology tour” around the world for us.

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posted July 27, 2012 at 2:00 am

I enjoy his shows may he rest in peace

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Alice J. Barrett

posted July 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

to Sheila: just remember everyone gets a may be Sherman hemsleys day , but tomorrow may be your day. is that how you want to be remembered. gone and forgotten.

to: Matt
HATE is a strong emotion, it can hurt a persons feelings, but it will distroy the hateful person inside out.

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posted July 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

He is dead,like gone on to the other side.

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