SHE STARTED LIFE AS EDYTHE ALL THOSE YEARS AGO
A DETERMINED LITTLE GIRL WHO WANTED TO SHOW
SHE COULD MAKE IT ON HER OWN AND HAVE FAME IN SIGHT,
NOT KNOWING OF THE CONFLICTS SHE EVENTUALLY WOULD FIGHT.
HOLLYWOOD BECKONED AND SHE WAS ON HER WAY
TO A BETTER LIFE THERE, SO SHE DECIDED TO STAY.
HER NAME WAS NOW SUSAN AND SHE REACHED THE VERY TOP,
AFTER PROVING WITHOUT DOUBT SHE WAS THE PICK OF THE CROP.
BY 1953 SHE WAS VOTED "WORLD'S MOST POPULAR STAR"
BY FIFTY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES BOTH NEAR AND AFAR.
HOW PROUD SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN WITH "HENRIETTA" IN HAND
TO REALIZE WE ALL THOUGHT SHE WAS THE BEST IN THE LAND.
WHAT WAS SHE THINKING UP THERE ON THE SCREEN
AS SHE PLAYED MANY PARTS IN SCENE AFTER SCENE?
SHE TOOK HER CRAFT SO SERIOUSLY, IT SHOWED IN HER ROLES,
AS SHE ENTERED OUR HEARTS AND EVEN OUR SOULS.
TIME WENT ON AND AFTER BEING A WIFE AND A MOTHER,
LITTLE CHILDREN ARRIVED WHO WOULD CALL HER "GRANDMOTHER".
THE BAD DAYS WERE BEHIND HER OR SO SHE THEN THOUGHT
BUT THERE WAS STILL A MAJOR BATTLE AHEAD TO BE FOUGHT.
SHE WAS SUCH A BRAVE LADY IN HER FINAL YEARS
AND WE WHO LOVE HER SO ARE STILL SHEDDING TEARS.
GOD BLESS YOU DEAR SUSAN, I AM REALLY PROUD TO SAY
YOU ENRICH MY LIFE IMMENSELY SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY.
Trish, you have eloquently expressed your love for Susan in such a memorable way. As always she remains in our hearts and minds and on this special occasion we are brought together as one family to honor her.Thank you for all your special remembrances of Susan. We will cherish them always.
You know that Marvin Hamlisch-Carol Bayer Sager song that was sung by Carly Simon -- "Nobody Does It Better?"
Carly did it on vinyl. You did it on the message board.
Thank you Joanne and Gloria for your kind words. We are like a little family having been brought together by Susan - including Ray and Kerry too. Although we all have our own families and love them dearly, Susan has such a special place in our hearts.
I hope Tim and Greg and families read our thoughts and understand what she means to us all.