When \"Good Times\" first aired, I was a young child - four years old, to be exact - whose parents just seperated, and while watching Esther Rolle (Florida Evans) I can remember wishing that Florida would be my mom.
She had a way of conducting herself, no matter what the situation, that excuded class, elegance, and love of her family and her fellow man.
She was a tough, but fair, and very supportive of her kids, her husband, and her friends.
She had a way of making the audience fall in love with her, and making you pull for her no matter what the situation.
To Esther Rolle, even though she is no longer with us, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me through a very rough period in my life.
Whether you realize it or not, your potrayal of Florida Evans taught me many of life\'s little lessons which I still use today . . . thirty years later.