|I work from home and my desk is situated next to a window and this affords me a view of the comings and goings of neighbors. This is a venue to chronicle my observations and thoughts.
I currently temporarily reside in an apartment complex which I sometimes refer to as ‘The Village of the Damned’. Soon I will be moving into a house and I will have a great view into a variety of neighboring windows. I may have to find the binoculars.
For the younger set that might not know who Mrs Kravitz is, here’s a brief explanation from wikipedia.
|Gladys Kravitz is a fictional character on the American situation comedy Bewitched (1964-1972). Portrayed by Alice Pearce from the show’s premiere in 1964 until Pearce’s death in 1966 and then bySandra Gould from 1966 until her last appearance in 1971, Gladys Kravitz is an across-the-street neighbor of the program’s protagonists, Darrin Stephens (played by Dick York from 1964 to 1969 andDick Sargent from 1969 until 1972) and his wife, witch Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery). Although a relatively minor character on Bewitched, the role was memorable enough that the term “Gladys Kravitz” entered the American lexicon, and is even today used as a synonym for a nosy neighbor or colleague.Early in the show’s run, Alice Pearce’s performance of Kravitz was essentially as a friendly, albeit over-bearing, neighbor, often looking to befriend the Stephenses and in so doing, noticing the strange goings-on within the home. Samantha is often quite friendly to her, convincing her that the strange happenings are just her imagination. Additionally, the Stephenses visit their house regularly during this era. Sandra Gould’s performance of the character, on the other hand, is more of an antagonist, often scheming to catch Samantha in an act of witchcraft or to get the Stephenses into some sort of trouble.Kravitz is extremely nosy, frequently peeking through her curtains at the Stephens’s home. She is convinced that there is something strange going on in their household (and indeed there is, for Samantha Stephens often uses witchcraft that creates unusual events, and the Stephens’s witch-and-warlock relatives come and go from the house), and she would yell “ABNER!”, referring to her husband (George Tobias), although she can never adequately prove her assertions to him…..Read more at Wikipedia….|