Hi Jim and Barbra.
Jim, you're an eloquent writer, and I agree with you completely. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. I've loved you since you first hit the screen and you are definitely better than ever.
And if this message gets to Barbra I will consider myself blessed. Barbra, I'm from Brooklyn too and attended Erasmus several years after you, so I never had the pleasure of knowing you during those years. My mom was very much like yours and I wish we had been friends back then.
Your talent, your humor, your voice have helped me through some of life's most difficult times, including the death of a child I raised (an orphaned child I took into my home). You are a gift beyond gifts, a once-in-a-lifetime miracle. Your voice is like a satin ribbon that twists and turns with emotion as you sing. Each song is one long ribbon from beginning to end.
You are the performer I reach for during trying times. After all these years I still cannot believe 'the voice'. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. And I disagree with something you said during an interview at The Actor's Studio. You were NOT too young to play Dolly Levi.
You rose above the adversity that was your earlier life and you showed them all! I'm proud of you.
When I read that you were marrying Jim I was thrilled for you both. Since I don't know you I can only wish you the best from afar. The pictures of you and Jim make me smile. I'm thrilled to see you so happy and so obviously loved and in love. You deserve the best always and in all ways. You have given so much to the world and I'm so glad it's coming back to you.
You are both the epitome of graciousness. You are scandal-free, drug-free, drama-free. Hollywood can learn some lessons from the way you live your lives. Bless you both, and bless your families. Thank you for your talent and for making this crazy world a lot sweeter.
Barbra, what more can I say. Thank you seems so lame, but it's all I can think of right now.
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