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Thank you, Mary Tyler Moore For making us laugh, And for bringing my family together, in so many ways. You did make it after all.

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Thank you, Mary Tyler Moore For making us laugh, And for bringing my family together, in so many ways. You did make it after all.

40 years ago, 

Mary Tyler Moore 

lived at my house.

Every week, she, Murray, 

Ted, and Mr. Grant 

came into our living room 

and made us laugh 

for a full half hour. 

Some weeks 

Rhoda, Phyllis, Sue Ann 

or Georgette were there, 

but Mary was the main character 

And we loved her.

She was a quiet feminist 

who produced the news, 

in a time period when it was a 

job usually reserved for men 

She was a serial dater,

who threw awful parties, 

and we laughed every week.

A couple of weeks ago, 

I pulled the Mary Tyler Moore show up,

on streaming service.

And my mom, dad, and I

started watching it again 

And it's still relevant 

And still just as funny. 

Even more special, 

She resembled my Aunt Cynthia.

who was also single

And a quiet feminist 

Working at a job 

usually reserved for men.

When we had Aunt Cynthia's memorial 

The song we played

 to start the service 

was the Mary Tyler Moore theme song, 

"After All" by Sonny Curtis

When we heard today, 

that Mary Tyler Moore died  

My sisters texted that 

Aunt Cynthia can meet her, 

and, that they can have a good 

laugh together in heaven.

Thank you, Mary Tyler Moore 

For making us laugh,

And for bringing my family together,

in so many ways.

You did make it after all. 

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