I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing Mrs. Lucille Godfrey for half of her life and the majority of mine.
She has been many things to me:
A fellow actor, sharing a stage or taking my humble directions.
A worthy adversary, at various card games, battling late into the evenings.
A mother, piggy backing on my own mom to aid in my upbringing.
A friend, a fellow traveler, an ear for my ideas, eyes for my accomplishments, and a shaking head at my foolishness.(Which in my defense I can say, “John helped”)
She provided me not only a second home, but a complete second family that I hold in the highest regard and count my blessings that they are a part of my life.I will be eternally grateful that I was accepted into the Godfrey Clan and experienced the love and affection that flows through it, anchored by its’ matriarch, “Lukie.”
I can think of no better example of a well spent 90+ years than “Ma” Godfrey.She is an inspiration to all of us and I wish her well on her birthday and send a sincere hope that the next 90 years go well for her.