Gloria, thank you so much for your poem. I woke up this morning thinking that I hoped to see one of your poems of remembrance of Susan.
94! Amazing! We COULD still have her today. There are people in their 90's and early 100's at the retirement village where my mom lives. They are still active and have good minds. That old sinking feeling of being cheated comes back to me when I think of what could have been, what more she could have created, how she could have lived to see her beautiful grandchildren, her great grandchildren, and her future great-grandchildren. She could have seen her own two children as they have grown into fine men with lovely families. She would have been so proud of them. I hope she is looking down.
Happy Birthday, Susan. We celebrate your spirit, your life, and your work.
Jun 30, 2011 - 6:57AM
Re: June 30th, Susan's birthday
Nice one Gloria - Susan is so appreciated by us all.
We are still honouring Susan in so many little ways
And know we will be doing so till the end of our days.
Appreciating all of the films in which she starred
It being obvious to all she had worked extremely hard.
"I am just a working girl!" we are told she once said
One of the many anecdotes which we have all read.
She was more than determined to reach her goal
As we cheered her on in each and every role.
She was one of a kind which you didn't often see
Susan had a magical quality, I am sure you will agree.
Being way above the others for a very long time
Fox's "$12 million Baby" when she was in her prime.
I know I feel privileged to be able to say
"Dear Susan you are loved in a very special way."
Today is your birthday so now I raise a glass
To toast a unique talent - a lady who had class.
REMEMBERING SUSAN WITH GRATITUDE FOR THE MANY HAPPY HOURS A LITTLE GIRL SPENT WATCHING HER ON THE BIG SCREEN SO MANY YEARS AGO.