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June 02, 2014



Alice was a 1960's woman. She wouldn't be the same now. Times have changed, attitude of family's have changed. I'm sorry but I don't think a family as portrayed in the late 60"s would be anything like a family of today.
Today the kids wouldn't treat her with that type of respect, they would just talk down to her and treat her less than family, just the hired help. After all, kids on shows now talk back to their parents like its the normal thing to do! There is lack of respect now days.


Robert, I respectfully disagree. The parents would set the tone for how the kids treated Alice. The kids would only be disrespectful if the parents allowed it. While I agree that there is a general lack of respect in a lot of cases today, I believe it is still possible to raise respectful kids.


Nicely written. Yes I agree, the ideal behavior for each person was in that show. Thanks for reminding us....


sorry Robert, I totally disagree. I would never allow my children to speak to someone who is helping our family in a disrespectful manner. Our nanny is one of our family and on the occasion I can get someone in to clean the house,the kids need to help pick it up and put things away to make it easier on the team, and they also ask if they can help.


I agree with Robert, a lot of kids have zero respect. I see it at the my childrens school. I volunteer and see these kids and weep for our future. Kids don't care about authority or respect. Parents don't teach their kids anything, and just work and do their own thing. Everyone is so wrapped up in their iPhones, iPads, ect.

Plus parents want to be their child's friend. You can be their friend when they grow up, get a job or a degree and then get married. Until then parents need to be more in control and teach to respect, and be kind and thoughtful to others.

Todd Stein

My mom had her own "Alice" growing up and she wasn't just a housekeeper or nanny. She became like an Aunt to all of us. She was with our family until she died a few years back at 95. It had been many years that she had actually "worked' for us, but she became part of our family and was at all holiday gatherings, etc.

In fact, I was in my early 20's (I'm 45) before I realized we weren't related.


Alice was the kindness deep inside off us. She was able to sort the complicated issues and make them simple - you love and care about people close to you. You genuinely build them up, not tear them down so you feel bigger. She had a wonderful, genuine sense of humor and an accepting style that I seem to only find in my miniature schnauzer these days. Hooray for Alice, she did it. She sailed right through the complications and made us see simple, genuine, human caring,non-political and never expecting anything in return.


I cant help but wonder how wonderful the world would be if there was an Alice in every family! Someone to mentor, nurture, inspire and listen. Is that not what we all really desire.

Gail Hall

Bottom line - we need to teach our kids that all people are equal, regardless of how our lives intersect. As a single mom of 2, I would LOVE to find my own "Alice".


I agree to what Olivia posted. Charity begins at home, parent need to be more involved in their children's live and teach them morals, and how to treat people with respect as well as themselves no matter their family background and circumstance. And if these are done in their early lives(children), it can be carried from generation to generation .

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