Rue McClanahan

My darling friend, Rue McClanahan, died early this morning. There's so much to celebrate about this wonderful, magical being. But right now, I just want to share this from the final pages of Rue's memoir, My First Five Husbands...and the Ones Who Got Away:
Even as a child I had a strong feeling that life is good. I had a passion for work, an openness to love, and a penchant for joy. In a word, I had hope.

I still have it.

Go with God, Roo Boo.

Comments

Mylène said…
Joni, this is so sudden. I am SO glad she got her memoir done, and that she had in you such a fine writer. May The Golden Girls stir a ruckus above us!
Joni,
I'm so sorry for your loss and the world's. I know how fond the two of you were of one another.

Hugs, and my condolences to Rue's family and friends.
Joni Rodgers said…
Ten days ago, I spent the afternoon with Rue, sitting out in the sun at the very table where we did much of the book. She was working hard to recover from a stroke she had in January. Just wanted to get back to being an artist.

M, you'll be interested to know, she studied at Jacob's Pillow back in their hay day.
Joy said…
Joni,
My condolences to you. I'm really sorry for your loss. She was a special lady.

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