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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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