Hi Vickee. This was a marvelous tribute to Betty White. I learned and laughed and felt kind of inspired by the life lessons you drew. I didn’t follow Betty White’s work or know her many virtues, like kindness and respect for diversity. But I liked so much what you saw in her.

My main memory of Ms. White was from the Mary Tyler Moore show, which I loved and thought was clever, funny, and a cultural innovation. I forget the name of the character Betty played, but I remember her as having a devilishly contrived sweetness and a superficially pure 1950s-like homemaker persona that craftily hid a biting sarcasm and man-crazy wildness. Betty was so good at portraying this personality split. She drew you right in. Three cheers for her!

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