Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I’m often asked how I got my name. I was actually named after the character Buffy on the T.V. show “Family Affair.” I looked a lot like Buffy with my blond pigtails. The series, which ran from 1966 to 1971, was about a bachelor, Bill Davis, who lived in Manhattan with his butler Giles French. When Bill’s brother dies, he is left to care for his two nieces and nephew (twins Buffy and Jody, age 6, and Cissy, age 15).
When I was little, I had a “Family Affair” metal lunch box (my first) and a Buffy doll. The doll talked when you pulled a string in her back. Oh, how I loved that lunch box and doll.