June 29, 2012

Awwww. Doris Singleton died.

Doris Singleton.
Remember Doris Singleton? She was Lucy's perennial neighbor and women's club member. I used to love her character. There was just something special about her voice. It seemed to encapsulate the 1950s.

To this day, I find myself hearing (in her voice) the word, "Honestly!" Remember how people used this word, way back when? In today's terms, it would translate as "You've got to be kidding!" I still say "Honestly!" just like she did and every time I do it, I think of her. She lives in me. Truly.

Doris Singleton added something to this world. To my mind, that's what we should hope people say about us after we're gone. We were a plus, and the world is lessened by our departure.

2 comments:

Artichoke Annie said...

Wow, you are like my Twitter feed, I had not heard of Doris Singleton's 'passing'. I loved the old days of TV. I wonder if those good times will ever be revisted?

writenow said...

Did you ever see the original pilot for I Love Lucy? It's so different from the show. I love to see the first imaginings of shows that become familiar to us. Sometimes they have it pegged from the first episode (like the Mary Tyler Moore Show) and sometimes they're way off, like Lucy. I'd love to see that pilot again.