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  • Writer's pictureJill

I Love You, Jessica Fletcher!

"Routine" is often an important part of staying sane, and feeling like you can create a little oasis out of the chaos that swirls around us every day.

Jessica Fletcher in "Murder She Wrote" has been part of that routine for me. I've watched Jessica Fletcher most every night of the last year, sometimes 1 episode, or a part of an episode, or 2 episodes! The 12 DVD box set has lasted me for almost a whole year. And now that we are beginning to think of post quarantine, it seems appropriate that I'm at the end of the 12th season, and will probably wait to watch the last episode the day of my second vaccine, just to appropriately close the loop.

I feel like I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Jessica. She has provided for me that little oasis I spoke of earlier -- where I can settle in, and feel like I know exactly what will happen, with someone I trust, and with whom I feel a close kinship.

There is so much predictable about Jessica. She will always solve the crime, and she often has to solve the crime over the objections, and idiotic intrusions of the men in her life. She is a woman of a certain age who has not allowed the world to make her invisible. She writes, she socializes, she volunteers. She is a business woman, takes care of her home, and has several gentlemen friends. She is a happy widow, staying busy, connecting with friends near and far, while staying true to her roots in Cabot Cove. She takes the underdog under her wing, and protects and defends them. Also, she is devoted to her Irish ancestry, filming in Ireland quite a bit, and even showing some of the Irish dance, music, and myths!

And...the 80's fashion. You just have to love it! (I remember wearing lots of the same blouses with big bows, ruffled evening gowns, and big hair!)

There's just nothing about Jessica that I don't love. I didn't expect this love affair to happen as it did last year at the beginning of quarantine. But I'm glad it did.

And I'm a very, very grateful to Jessica Fletcher, and Angela Lansbury, (also a woman of great worth and talent who brought Jessica to life). Proud to be part of their sisterhood.

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14. Apr. 2021

Dear Jill

I loved hearing about your love for Jessica Fletcher. I think many of us have binged on our favourites during covid. I love Outlander and have binged and then rebinged on the Outlander series. Prince Phillip died this week and Netflix put the Crown series back on view. So I have restarted viewing for the second time all of the Crown series. I agree with you when you say it is comforting.

warm wishes to you from down under.



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Hi Jill

Currently my favourite author is Robert Wainwright who lives in Perth, Australia. He writes books which are biographies about Australian women who lived in the early 20th century. I have finished "Sheila", and then "Enid", who were exceptional women during their time. They come from the Australian outback, travel to the US and UK and marry multiple times. Both of them were very friendly with Princes Edward and Albert, who both became kings of England. Currently I am reading "Miss Muriel Matters" which is about an Australia suffragette in the early 20th century. She started as an actress in Australia, travelled to the UK, and dropped voting pamphlets from an air balloon!! I can highly recommend these b…

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