Friday, February 11, 2011

Birthday Wishes

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.

Love Ya, Ma.

Respectfully Submitted,



  1. Oh my! What a great tribute. She is indeed a great example of well spent years.

    And my role model for one heck of a feisty lady.

  2. Aww. What a great tribute! She sounds like a wonderful woman. :)