Au revoir, Julia.
There was just something about her. When I got home Friday evening my husband asked if I could translate the phone message left by our middle child. He said that all he could make out was "Julia Child" so he logged on to Yahoo news and found out that she had passed away. I listened to the message which was clearly, " I was just wondering if Dad was all right since Julia died today" in her best (admittedly not very good) Julia Child imitation. 'Dad' is also 'the cook' and I guess he is the one that got us all hooked on Julia. She is not only irreplaceable but she was irrepressible, such a personality - so engaging and so full of life. A hard act to follow by any measure.