Thank you for being a friend

Picture it, New York, 1988, a mother racing home on a Saturday night so that her young daughter can watch The Golden Girls. Talk about a role reversal.

I was very saddened today to hear about Estelle Getty's passing at age 84. Being Italian myself, I loved that fiery Sicilian, Sophia Petrillo. I loved her sassy comebacks and her special mother-daughter relationship with Dorothy (Pussycat). Estelle, this post is for you.

One of my favorite scenes:

Blanche: I treat my body like a temple.
Sophia: Yeah, open to everyone, day or night.

Sophia: Blanche, a terrible thing has happened to you. But when life does something like this, there are a couple of things you got to remember. You got your health, right?
Blanche: Yeah.
Sophia: You can still walk, can't you?
Blanche: That's true.
Sophia: Great, go get me a glass of water.

News: AP- Estelle Getty of 'Golden Girls' dies at 84
LAist-So Long, Sophia: Estelle Getty 1923-2008
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