My heart is a little saddened today with the passing of Estelle Getty. She passed away this morning, at the age of 84, at her home in Los Angeles. Most of us, including me, know her as the saucy, "Sophia," from the tv sitcom the Golden Girls. This is one of my favorite television shows of all time. She undoubtedly brought a great deal of laughter into my life, and that is something I am always thankful for. I remember watching the Golden Girls, with my grandmother, as a child. Sophia was her favorite character because of her brash humor, and knack for outlandish storytelling. I loved her because she farted and admitted it. I'm always up for a good fart joke, ya'll. And forget the cheesecake, I remember wishing I could taste some of those delicious italian entrees she'd whip up in that kitchen. I'm sure there wasn't a thing going on in that oven, but it sure sounded divine!
Estelle Getty spent her life entertaining people, and off-screen she lent her time to the prevention and cure of HIV/AIDS in the gay community. She is a shining star, that the world will surely miss. I honor her life today.
Your Pal & Confidant,