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Phyllis Diller, Dead at 95

Those of you who did not grow up with the variety shows of the 1960s — especially The Ed Sullivan Show — just don’t know what you missed.

Seeing Phyllis Diller perform was both hilarious and a revelation.

She looked like us.

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In the poet's garden

Into My Arms

I don’t believe in an interventionist God

But I know, darling, that you do

But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him

Not to intervene when it came to you

Not to touch a hair on your head

To leave you as you are

And if He felt He had to direct you

Then direct you into my arms

Into my arms, O Lord

Into my arms, O Lord

Into my arms, O Lord

Into my arms

And I don’t believe in the existence of angels

But looking at you I wonder if that’s true

But if I did I would summon them together

And ask them to watch over you

To each burn a candle for you

To make bright and clear your path

And to walk, like Christ, in grace and love

And guide you into my arms

Into my arms, O…

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