Still in Love with Lucy

by Thomas Watson

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dear Fellow Lucyfans,

Am very sad to report that Marilyn Bordon (Thiel) passed away this morning in the hospital in Modesto, CA.

She and her sister Roz ("Teensy and Weensy") were longtime friends, and contributed so much each year to our Loving Lucy Conventions (1996-2001). Roz passed away in 2003.

One of my favorite memories of them is from the 1996 Convention -- them sitting in the lobby of the (then) Burbank Hilton Hotel, signing autographs for a long line of delighted fans. It was Marilyn and Roz that the news media wanted to interview -- and those interviews helped put us "on the map." Their presence also made it easier for us to attract other celebrities. We always considered them our "good luck charms"...

I know Lucyfans all over the world join me in mourning the loss of Marilyn Borden.

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