I can’t stop thinking about the wisecrack carrie fisher would make about debbie reynolds dying a day after her: the joke about her family, always bringing the drama, the ‘she couldn’t stand to let me have all the attention even when I had just died. I want you all to remember that I did it first.’
I like to imagine her in the afterlife adding material to her stand up: ‘I’m really disappointed to be here tonight, I was hoping I’d get to haunt george lucas for that metal bikini.’ ‘do you know how long the line for this place is? I flipped off nancy reagan and fidel castro on the way in. ’ ‘when I said dear lord please don’t let me live to see that orange buffoon be president I should have been a helluva lot more specific.’
playing to a sold out audience, her mother in the front row. bowie and rickman at a table in the back.
Some of us might not have known her as Debbie Reynolds, the award-winning actress, dancer, singer, and humanitarian. Or as the beautiful Carrie Fisher’s mother. But for millions of us growing up as children, she was Aggie Cromwell, the witty, magical grandma we all wished we had. Although we know she’s more than a former character on Disney Channel, she affected the childhoods of many, including my own, teaching us life lessons that we carried with us into adulthood.
Thank you, Debbie Reynolds. May you be at peace with Carrie. We’re going to desperately miss you both.