Final Bow



A few weeks ago, I got notice that a wonderful woman, with whom I had been in an amateur theatre company decades ago, had passed away at the age of 95.

I had not seen her in over thirty years, but I had many fond memories of her comedic and dramatic talents. I had directed her in a production of The Diary of Anne Frank, and she played her part of the spoiled Mrs Van Daan to perfection.

I wrote her daughter a condolence note with some of my memories of her mother. Last week the daughter sent back the following lovely document written by her mother, which was found bundled with her mother’s cemetery deed. I thought you might like to read it.


To Fellow Thespians!

If all the world’s a stage then this is a part to die for—

No auditions necessary

No rehearsals

Starring role guaranteed

No script—improv

Costumes supplied

Props available

Car service to and from

Only a friendly audience

You’re not criticized for lying down on the job


I hear the cast party is out of this world!!

                      Love you!!