David Von Drehle: Tony Dow as Wally Cleaver Was a Grade A Big Brother

From a Washington Post column by David Von Drehle headlined “Tony Dow as Wally Cleaver was a Grade A big brother”:

I paid a visit in recent days to the lily-white town of Mayfield, believed to be near the Great Lakes — were it not entirely imaginary.

I spent a lot of time there as a boy. I had a friend there who, like me, was often puzzled by life and messing things up despite his generally good intentions. His name was Theodore Cleaver, though everyone called him The Beaver.