Betty White on a Snowy Day

Betty White

I’m having a lazy Saturday. It’s cold and snowy outside, and nothing pressing needs attention on the homefront. I admit that it’s nice to slow down for a change. I don’t do it often enough. We actually had dinner plans with several couples tonight for our semi-annual, post-holiday get-together, but with COVID-19 cases rising, we all thought it would be better to reschedule.

Instead of running errands and cleaning up around the house, I grabbed a comfy blanket, a hot chocolate, and my Kindle. As luck would have it, Hot in Cleveland is now showing on Amazon Prime. I’ve been a fan of Betty White ever since The Golden Girls. I always found her to be the most caring and charming of the four women on the show – even though she played a bit of a dim-wit. After reading so many tributes and watching clips – especially on the game shows – I decided to start Hot in Cleveland. I’m also planning to watch The Mary Tyler Moore Show for the first time. I’m a little embarrassed to say that I’ve never seen it before, but I was only allowed to watch Sesame Street back then.

I read up on Betty White and her happy life and long career as the first lady of television – having a career that spanned for decades until her passing. She seemed like a smart broad with a sense of humor that would make others blush. She also had some words of wisdom that I’d like to share with you. Here are some great quotes from the great Betty White:

“Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself keeps you young.”

“Everyone needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you go through life without leaving any footprints.”

“The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.”

“I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.”

Betty White … may her memory be for a blessing.

11 comments on Betty White on a Snowy Day

  1. Glenda Cates
    January 12, 2022 at 9:40 am (2 weeks ago)

    I love Betty White and there is a movie called Annie’s Point and which was so funny. If you’re looking for a movie of Betty’s, Annie’s Point is on Netflix. I also watched Mary Tyler Moore and Hot in Clevland and loved the Golden Girls.

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  2. Kate Loving Shenk
    January 9, 2022 at 7:20 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I wasn’t tuned into Betty White when she was alive. But watching some of her antics and her charisma is awesome now and forever.

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  3. Tamara
    January 9, 2022 at 2:14 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Good for you to take it easy.
    Betty White is the (second) Grandma I never had. bet she and I would have had so much fun!
    I probably liked Sophia the best in Golden Girls. So snarky!
    Watching Boston Legal I was surprised to see BW again, smacking frying pans over people’s heads and getting away with it 😉

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    • Elisa
      January 10, 2022 at 9:28 am (2 weeks ago)

      I didn’t know she was on Boston Legal. I’ll have to check that out!

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  4. Lily Leung
    January 9, 2022 at 10:27 am (2 weeks ago)

    I’m with you today, Elisa. I’m taking a rest day today. I love Betty White. I’m sure I’ve watched all the episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls. I’m dating myself.

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    • Elisa
      January 10, 2022 at 9:28 am (2 weeks ago)

      A rest day was exactly what I needed. I hope you get one soon too, Lily!

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  5. Sinziana
    January 9, 2022 at 4:47 am (2 weeks ago)

    She was a true star!

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    • Elisa
      January 10, 2022 at 9:29 am (2 weeks ago)

      Agreed!

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  6. Cherry-Ann
    January 9, 2022 at 3:52 am (2 weeks ago)

    That’s a thoughtful tribute to Betty White. She was indeed lovely on and off-screen and did a lot in the animal kingdom. I love her role in the Golden Girls and, in the movie, The Proposal. May she RIP

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    • Elisa
      January 10, 2022 at 9:30 am (2 weeks ago)

      Yes, her work with animals off-screen is so admirable. I hope a lot of rescues and nonprofits get donations in her memory. She would have liked that.

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  7. Kebba Buckley Button
    January 8, 2022 at 10:28 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Elisa, what a perfect afternoon you created–much like what my article today recommends. Thanks for a beautiful tribute to Betty White, and for those quotes. My favorite performance of hers was in the movie, The Proposal. In some Canadian country area, our young couple travel hard to get to a remote place– where they find his grandma, Betty White, doing a Native dance and saying extraordinary things. Magic! As you say, may her memory be for a blessing.

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