When I was trying to figure out the theme for this month's posts I was watching an episode of The Golden Girls, laughing and enjoying myself. I mean those four women were just down right hilarious. Then I realized that I had never said a word about them, nothing. Not even a peep. So this month, I will be correcting that outrageous mistake on my part. Instead of just doing one post about all of them, there will be 4 weeks celebrating these wonderful, one of a kind characters.
Of all the girls, I would have to say Rose Nylund was my favorite. It's not just because she is from my home state of Minnesota, though I think that helped me fall in lover with her more. Especially when I was living away from there, she felt like a little bit of home, even though I knew nobody like her.
Rose, for those of you not familiar with the show, came across as a bit naive and innocent. She would always relate current situations back to people she knew in St. Olaf, MN, her hometown. Now when I say naive, I mean it. It would take Rose a bit to understand certain sexual or societal tones that she had not been familiar with. I think it's because of that trait that made Rose so damn lovable. In the back of my mind, I always wondered how much of it was real. I'm just not convinced that someone of her age could be that unaware of certain things. I always felt as if she laid it on a bit thick to make others underestimate her, giving her the uperhand.
I don't want to get into her bio, but I will say that her father was a monk. That should give you an idea on how crazy her childhood was. What I do want to say is how Rose made me feel as I watched her on my screen. Despite, or because of it, her ditzyness she made me feel as if this was someone I could talk to for hours and would never judge me. She was caring (always doing volunteer work) and always seemed to have time to listen to others, even when they would not return the favor at times. She was a truly beautiful character with an amazing soul. I just wish more television characters today could live up to her example.