Edna: Margie, when poor Elizabeth Taylor died a couple of weeks ago, they said on the news that she was among the last of Hollywood's greatest stars. That got me to thinking, and I do believe they might be right. There just aren't that many folks left from Hollywood's golden age, are there?
Margie: There's sure not, sister. Why, just the other night, I watched a movie with Jean Harlow and Clark Gable. She was so elegant and he was so dashing. You sure didn't see them go out in public half-nekkid or wearing their bedclothes. People have lost all sense of what good taste means.
Edna: If by "people" you are referring to yourself, then you are surely correct.
You know, though, I bet you'd be surprised by which old-time Hollywood stars are still alive. Speaking of Clark Gable, guess which of his famous co-stars is still around? Miss Olivia de Haviland from Gone with the Wind, that's who! My lands, she's going to be 95 this year, can you imagine?
Margie: Lord a mercy, she's younger than you! You're still alive, aren't you? Edna, I bet there's folks who wonder if we're still alive. Well, maybe not. I think everybody who knew us is most likely dead now.
Edna: You hush up, Olivie de Haviland is not younger than me! I am trying to make a point here, sister. Just like us, there are plenty of celebrities who maybe you thought were dead but they aren't. People like Maureen O'Hara, who was so wonderful in Miracle on Thirty-Fourth Street. She's going to be 91 years old this year, bless her heart. Or Ernest Borgnine, who just got a Lifetime Achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild earlier this year. Or, my lands, Doris Day! She just had a birthday on Sunday, may she have many more.
Edna: Today's young stars can learn a thing or two from our living legends. Maybe they need to get off of their facebooks and 3G phones and Blackberries and go pay their elders a nice visit.
Margie: Edna, I agree with everything you said. Calling all handsome gentlemen to come visit this elder. I've still got plenty of life left in me and I want to enjoy it. Edna, is it okay if I post our phone number?