Wednesday, August 22, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/Erma Bombeck, the humorist

Sometimes I wish, I had Erma Bombeck's sense of humor.  She could take any situation and make you laugh. What a true gift for someone to have. To turn any situation into laughter.

She was a very funny lady, no longer with us in this world, but surely missed.

Erma Bombeck was a humorist, who achieved popularity for her newspaper columns that addressed life in the suburbs from the mid 60's to late 90's.

she wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns chronicling the midwestern suburban housewife. And had over 30 million readers.

She also published 15 books that were best sellers.

Erma Bombeck died at the tender age of 69  (1927-1996) from kidney complications.  In a way so young, because I'm sure if she had lived, she would have found an abundance of humorous material to write about today..

And I know there are many female comedians that are great and many humorists as well, but nothing I believe compares to Erma Bombeck with her broad and sometime eloquent mannerism.

Here I leave you with one of Erma's quotes.  "

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy ad tragedy, humor and hurt."

So for me Erma Bombeck's sense of humor will always remain FOREVER YOUNG