The Boy of Somers

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Back when I was a youngster and had first moved to California, I saw ads for Alpha Beta supermarkets all the time, such as this one:

The star of these commercials was a Canadian talk show host named Alan Hamel, who had the good fortune to marry this young lass and went on to produce commercials designed, apparently, to assure the heterosexuality of American boys:

In spite of the reputation of celebrities to marry six or seven times, the two of these have been married steadily for decades now, God bless ’em, and now that Ms. Somers is approaching 70 years old, she has this to say:


I think I see a long-term trend here. Well done, Mr. Hamel!