right) with the Brady Family
From time to time, Alice earned bonus vacations,
of sorts, when Mike's out of town assignments
afforded the opportunity to tag along. When
Mike's boss Mr. Philips sent him to Cincinnati,
Ohio, to present plans for an addition to the
King's Island Amusement Park, this gave Alice
and the rest of the Bradys a chance to mix
business with pleasure and enjoy the park's
attractions like Monster, Wheel of Fortune, Red
Racer and a replica of the Eiffel Tower.
time, Mike had to travel to Hawaii (via United
Airlines) to check out a construction site and
his architectural firm paid for all the family
to go along. While there, the Brady boys got
involved in an ancient island tabu and Alice
visited the U.S.S. Arizona memorial site
that commemorated the Japanese air attack on
Pearl Harbor in 1941.
And when the family took a trip to the Grand
Canyon, Alice came along for the ride. She
visited Cactus Creek Ghost Town, met a weird old
gold prospector and then took a long and winding
donkey ride to the bottom of the canyon with the
rest of the Brady brood. She earned the Indian
nickname "Squaw-in waiting." from tribal leader
Chief Eagle Cloud.
SAM: Alice's face is my inspiration. I see her
face in every
bowling bowl, her figure in every bowling pin.
When Alice needed someone to cover for her while
she took a vacation, she recommended her cousin
Emma, an ex-WAC army master sergeant ("She
efficient, organized - a born manager.").
Unfortunately, the Brady's were not happy with
Emma's early morning wakeups, calisthenics,
assigned KP, laundry, trash and latrine details
and white glove inspections of the household and
so they eagerly awaited Alice's return.
As the years passed, Alice quietly watched as
each and every member of the Brady family grew
up and moved on with their own lives. But age
and distance never mattered to Alice. For
whenever one the Brady's needed some advice or a
friendly shoulder to cry on, Alice was always
there to lend a hand, no matter what time of day
or night a problem arose. Especially the night
in 1988 when Mr. Brady got trapped in a
construction site building collapse. Alice and
the family were never closer that holiday eve.
Thankfully, Mike was rescued and everyone spent
a very special Brady Christmas together.
What happened to the Bradys?
- Well, Mike Brady
retired and got elected to the City Council
[with 13,119 votes]. (For a short time in the
late 1970s Mike Brady moved the family to a
beachfront home and gave up his career as an
architect so that the family could star in their
own TV variety show.)
- Carol earned a living as a
real estate agent [working for Willowbrook
Realty and Advantage Properties].
- The oldest
son, Greg became a doctor, married Nora, a nurse
and had a child named Kevin.
- Jan followed in her
father’s footsteps and became an architect and
eventually took over her dad’s business.
- Jan and
Marcia had a double wedding and shared a house
with their new husbands. Jan married uptight
chemistry professor, Phillip Covington III.
- Marcia married Wally Logan, an easygoing toy
designer for Tyler Toy Company [later Prescott
Toys]. They had two children: daughter, Jessica
and son, Mickey.
- Marcia studied fashion design,
worked for Casual Clothes, and sadly developed a
- Peter joined the Air Force and
later became his father’s assistant on the city
council. He had a girlfriend named Valerie
- Bobby went to college and took up race
driving a career [and got paralyzed from the
waist down in an accident]. He married a girl
- Cindy became a radio disk
jockey at KBLA and hosted the show “Cindy at
Sunrise.” And the "bunch" goes on.
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