Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Frances Reid

Most of the time I separate my professional and personal life but sometimes the lines blur and the death of my Great Aunt Frances Reid is one of those times.

The world knew her as Alice Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES but to me she was Aunt Francie. I could go on and on with ridiculously funny stories of things she would say to us when we were kids and someday I'll share some of those stories.

In the television world she was the quintessential grandmother and in real life she was anything but. Funny how what's real and what's on television can be so different.

I have always been the archivist and historian in my family. I'm not sure if that has to do with my love of photography or just that I am an incredibly nostalgic person by nature.

This is one of my favorite early photographs of Francie. I have no idea who took the photograph or what year it was.

As things pop in my head or photographs of her come out of boxes in my house there will be more blog entries.

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Chelsea said...

wow.. she was so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for sharing this with us. She was a true beauty and will never be forgotten.

bbadalamenti said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I often thought she could be a "brawdy lady" one who had fantastic stories and would tell it like it was.

Jenn M said...

Thank you for sharing that. I linked to it from Ms. Reid's Facebook Fan page. A dear friend of mine worked for Days of our Lives for many years so she knew Ms. Reid quite well.

I'm just a fan of the show, and she was the heart and soul of it for so many years. As a fan of her work on Days, I appreciate a little peek into who the real person was, behind the character that was so well known and well loved.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm very sorry for your loss.

God Bless,

Canton, GA

Danny G. said...

Wow April,
What a beautiful photo of your aunt and even more beautiful words that you have in her memory/honor.
She will be missed by so many.
Danny G.

Octavia said...

That is a sweet picture of your aunt. I love her hair. Would like to know what she was really like in real life. I take it she was the type that be straight forward with you if she sat her mind to it. Will truly miss her.