She’s got to be closer to 100 years old than 90 years old. I’m gonna collapse when the news of her death hits. I fucking adore her.

She showed me early while wearing my diapers & rain boots that Lady People could do shit. My Mother still cracks up recalling my Doris Love.

I‘ve joked with my sisters about slapping a pup on Doris Day’s front lawn in Carmel, California to get her to come out & slap me, for “slapping” a pup! (no pups would be hurt during this.) She’s been a “recluse” for more than 30 years while taking good care of abandoned animals.

“Recluse?” I think probably not. I think Doris Day got it right on her first try, way ahead of the curve, to be a woman who takes good care of dawgs & catz that would otherwise be doomed, and every vulnerable person in her area. Plus, Doris Day knowing that her voice soars for people like me. Not only her generation, but a generation after who appreciates her :)

I find it worrisome that nobody has taken her songbook & made it their own. Why?? Maybe because she didn’t write her own songs or play her her own instruments. But FUCK, she sure could sing.

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She’s right up there with Dolly in my opinion, but a notch below Dolly, too; taken for granted. Underestimated at every turn. But hey, Dolly is still the Queen of Everything.

Until we all wade through the Original songbook of Ella Fitzgerald & Aretha