The greatest thrill of having been honored “The 2010 Erma Bombeck Global Humor Winner” is being blessed by the association with Erma and her lasting legacy of laughter.
From California to New York and especially everywhere in between, I am frequently struck by Erma’s enduring popularity spanning several generations. Her books not only live on, they rock!
Recently in Studio City, Calif., while having my corns buffed and my cuticles pruned, I overheard salon buddies Anna and Rita swapping lines from Erma’s books and laughing heartily.
Anna: “Never lend your car to anyone whom you have given birth.”
Rita: “It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.”
Anna: “I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”
The power of humor to delight, comfort, and unite strangers and friends alike is indomitable. Erma knew that and she nailed it.
— Barb Best