Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dixie Carter

Actress Dixie Carter has died at age 70. Dixie was best known for her role as Julia Sugarbaker on a show that had one of the best ensemble casts in TV sitcom history, Designing Women. Dixie Carter played the outspoken Julia to the max with great Southern charm and moxie. She was beautiful, sassy, intellectual, chic, brave, cultured and fearless.

Here are a few gems of Julia Sugarbaker's wit and wisdom.
Dixie Carter was a great actress and Julia Sugarbaker will forever speak to that.

Julia has dinner plans with Jimmy Carter and Charlene ruined it. They didn't call Julia "the Terminator" for nothing.

In the same episode after the jury Julia is on is sequestered thanks to Charlene, Julia lays down her law to the jury.

Julia defendes her sister. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia!

Designing Women took on many social issues. Julia lets a customer know how she feels about her bigotry towards a young man with AIDS.

Designing Women cast, Delta Burke, Annie Potts, Dixie Carter, Jean Smart and Meshack Taylor.

Dixie Carter and her husband actor Hal Holbrook

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter 2010

Easter has so many images, like fancy hats, rabbits and chicks and chocolate bunnies and peeps and colored eggs and lillies. And, springtime images with budding trees and returning birds are all Easter images too. All bright and colorful signs of renewal and HOPE.

I like the Easter message of renewal of nature and of the spirit. So, I don't like to think of Easter images being in competition with each other although it's hard when Easter baskets are loaded with GI Joes and soccer balls to remember the real reason for the season.

The greatest image of darkness to light, despair to hope comes from the most gruesome death to the most brilliant resurrection. No competition.

He is not here; He has risen, just as he said.
Matthew 28:6