Monday, April 12, 2010

The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

Dixie Carter, aka Julia Sugarbaker, passed away this weekend.

My inner gay man mourns.

If I was from the South, I'd have been Julie Sugarbaker. I'm just sayin.

This is one of my favorite "rants" of all time.



Rest in peace, Ms. Carter.


13 comments:

Cher' Shots said...

and now I know too! For some reason if I made that same speech I would come across as a bitch. I guess I just don't have her class!

Bombshell BLISS said...

Even as a teenager, I knew I wanted her class and ability to make a point.

She will be missed. Oh, and I never did come close to her class or ability to make a point. LOL

Danica said...

I loved her! She will be missed.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I loved her. She will be missed in the entertainment world. I loved to hear her drip that southern lingo. She was all that and more.

Helen said...

I will forever miss her ... Designing Women was a favorite. To spice things up a bit, when the show was airing I worked in a company full of wonderful gay men! You can only imagine how we talked after each episode.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Just brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing this, such a great tribute to a fantastic actress. We'll miss her.

My Aimless Infatuation said...

I loved her too Julie. I always watched that show even into reruns. Classy,that sums her up. P.S.Come on down to the South,we could use more Sugarbaker's.

elsiee said...

grace and spunk personified!
lovely reminder in that clip!

Soxy Deb said...

And I teared up again. Dangit!

The Retired One said...

I loved her acting and I loved that character she played...spunky, assertive and wonderful!
She will be missed by so many...

Coffeypot said...

Damn, and all this time I thought it had something to do with how a man was hung and whether or not he was innocent.

She was from Tennessee, by the way.

Violet said...

Designing Women was a fabulous show!

CHARLENE: That reminds me of that story about a Southern woman who goes to this la-dee-da cocktail party in New York City. She turns to a Northern woman and says, "Where y'all from?" The Northern woman looks at her and she says, "We're from where we don't end our sentences with a preposition." So the Southern woman looks at her and says, "Oh...well then, where y'all from.......BITCH?"

My family still uses "bitch" after a preposition.

bj said...

AWWW..I didn't even know that, Julie. I am sad...at one time, she was a looker, for sure. I loved her acting.

Come by when you can and see my photos of our 50th anniv. You'll have to scroll down a bit..

...and if you want another tatoo..go for it!