10:54 A.M. Saturday.
Earlier this week the post office left a pink slip on our door to alert us we have express mail we have to sign for. "Good!" Gary said, "It's those Leave it to Beaver DVDs I ordered for Mom and Dad." He signed the slip and put it back on the door.
Yesterday the Post Office ignored the signed slip, gave us another slip that added two clues: we had to come in and sign for the package, and the sender of the package was "China."
"No!" Gary said, "That DVD web site was American, and they had an FAQ where they explained the American laws that made it so they could reproduce these unreleased copies of Leave it to Beaver."
So we are dressing to go to the Post Office. Updates later.
We had to sign this form, then leave it because the Post Office said, "Customs took our copy." Do we fear Customs? No!
Of course, we had to take them to the in-laws to see if they were actually in English, because the hand-numbering on the disks did not inspire confidence.
I worried June would say, "Ward, 我担心，比弗."
But nope, they were as Beavery as Beaver could be, all the way down to the TVLand icon in the lower right corner.
And though the web site and its FAQ tells us they're legit, it almost doesn't matter, because unless we go with every season of Beaver we'll have to return to more of the modern series. Like Frasier. Or, as Willma sputters, "PORN!" (Frasier gets it on a LOT in the later seasons.)
Of course, today's episode of Leave it to Beaver showed the kids promising to take a bath, then just running the water and dampening the towels. "Is that funny? That teaches kids to lie! Don't you think?" Gary assured his mother he never did that when he was a child. I'm really worried she's going to hate the later episodes ("PORN!") when Wally starts liking girls.