Baking a Pie in Her Honor
April 12, 2017 2:45 AM   Subscribe

Dorothy Mengering, the mother of David Letterman, passed away on Tuesday. Stephen Colbert and many other took to Twitter to express their condolences to the woman the NY Times dubbed her "the sweetest, nicest mother in America" in a 1995 interview. Letterman and his siblings composed their mother's obituary, full of love and appreciation of a well-lived, well-traveled, happy life.
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posted by JoeXIII007 at 4:50 AM on April 12


What a beautiful obituary!

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posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:03 AM on April 12


What a lovely obituary! May we all be so well-loved at the end of our lives.
posted by mareli at 5:06 AM on April 12 [2 favorites]


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posted by davebush at 5:06 AM on April 12


"As Dorothy breathed her last, a brilliant red cardinal landed on a branch outside her window, singing his song..."

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A great woman in her own right but also an inspiration to reserved Midwestern moms who end up playing fake-exacerbated straight woman to her beloved weirdo sons.

(My mother liked her, and my brother and I know why.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:27 AM on April 12 [5 favorites]


Well, NOW who's going to cover the Olympics for CBS?
posted by briank at 6:36 AM on April 12 [1 favorite]


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posted by killy willy at 6:48 AM on April 12


I loved how she always said "Hello David" the same way when he phoned her. I'm so sad for Dave and his family. She was terrific.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:50 AM on April 12 [10 favorites]


She was a very sweet woman. I met her in Lillehammer. Remember Dave sending Mom to the Olympics? That was a trip I'll never forget. I had more than a blast.

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posted by james33 at 6:52 AM on April 12 [7 favorites]


Sorry to hear. She was the ultimate non-showbiz type.

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My mom and I watching Dave's mom unveil her pies the night before thanksgiving while we prepped the bread for making stuffing is probably the strongest holiday tradition we ever had while I was a kid.
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WOW
MOM

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posted by Joey Michaels at 9:33 AM on April 12


I have a vague memory that earlier in the run of the show, Letterman had an actress playing his mother for some sketches. But when she actually showed up, there was no question that she was the real deal. What an amazing woman.

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posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:37 AM on April 12


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now we know David isn't coming back.
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posted by Sphinx at 11:05 AM on April 12


Oh geez, it's Dave's birthday today. He lost his mom the day before he turned 70. Aw, man.
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