Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Cottonwoods Will Always Whistle

I think I sang the song, Tammy, a thousand times when I was growing up. With a few of my neighbor friends we would put on talent shows on my front steps. I can't remember almost any of the other songs, but "Tammy" was always in the lineup. I loved Debbie Reynolds and followed her life through Screenplay and the other movie magazines of the day in detail. I wrote about going to see her speak in 2013 and after seeing her speak. 

I wrote that she was "funny, quirky and still so adorable." I enjoyed the evening immensely and I am so sad to write about Debbie Reynolds in the past tense. So many of the people I admired in childhood have passed from this earth and to my sorrow, Debbie Reynolds joins the list. But in my heart and thoughts the first words to Tammy drift through my mind and with them Debbie Reynolds is still and always with me.

 

7 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Debbie and Carrie will always be with all of us. Such a sad ending to wonderful lives.

Becky K. said...

Such a touchingly sad way for them to leave. Together....as in life.

From the Kitchen said...

And the old hooty owl still hoots from above!! Debbie and her third husband, Richard, lived in my home town of Roanoke. I saw her many times but never had the nerve to approach her. Those who did, found her a down to earth and friendly neighbor.

Best,
Bonnie

Mevely317 said...

It seems 2016 has been especially cruel to those faces we came to know and love.
Overhearing some of our young Guest Services associates talking about 'that lady' this morning really saddened me.
Then again, how lucky we are, to have been touched by her presence.

Theresa said...

SO sad to lose yet another great in our lives:( HUGS!

Val said...

Love your blog. And yes, it is so sad. Thank you for visiting my blog via Mildred!! She's da best!!!

MWN said...

Hi Carol, It's Mildred. I've started a new blog for the year at: http://seventeentwenty.blogspot.com/ Hope you'll follow along.