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Old 07-26-2019, 04:00 PM   #16
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Sure, but why? Mrs. Drummond was on friendly terms with Mrs. Garrett, but there was this formality between them.

Do we remember what Mr. Drummond called the boys' mother, who had been his maid? I do not.
In the episode where his mother comes to visit, he calls her Mrs. Jackson. In other episodes he calls her Lucy Mae

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In the episode where his mother comes to vist, he calls her Mrs. Jackson. In other episodes he calls her Lucy Mae
Thanks, ITA. So it seems as though for the most part, Mr. Drummond called his housekeepers by their first names, and they he as "Mr. Drummond". Mrs. Garrett was the only exception. Which would tie in with what '80s said about Mrs. Garrett keeping her distance.
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In the episode where his mother comes to vist, he calls her Mrs. Jackson. In other episodes he calls her Lucy Mae
Ah, "Mrs. Jackson" when his mother visits, I think I remember that.

I don't remember when he referred to her as "Lucy Mae" though; perhaps to her cousin Myrtle Waters? ("You're Lucy Mae's cousin?", something like that?)
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Ah, "Mrs. Jackson" when his mother visits, I think I remember that.

I don't remember when he referred to her as "Lucy Mae" though; perhaps to her cousin Myrtle Waters? ("You're Lucy Mae's cousin?", something like that?)
If I remember correctly, it was in Cousin Myrtle episode. I am sure that it was a first season episode
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Very good points about the other housekeepers being on a first name basis, I never really noticed. I cant picture her being called anything but Mrs Garrett, even the girls she lived with for 7 years always called her that.
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Very good points about the other housekeepers being on a first name basis, I never really noticed. I cant picture her being called anything but Mrs Garrett, even the girls she lived with for 7 years always called her that.
Great point; even her closest girls always called her "Mrs. Garrett" or "Mrs. G".

Tootie and Blair actually lived with Mrs. Garrett for seven years, four months, and 23 days (May 4th, 1979 to September 26th, 1986). Natalie lived with Mrs. Garrett for seven years, one month, and three days.

Surprisingly, Jo only lived with Mrs. Garrett for five years, ten months, and eight days. I thought for sure it would have been longer.
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Great point; even her closest girls always called her "Mrs. Garrett" or "Mrs. G".
Well there's that generational separation. It would feel VERY odd for teenage girls to call this senior citizen "Edna", lol (and yes, the DS kids called old lady Adelaide "Adelaide", but that was at her insistence, and she was not an authority figure over them or in charge of them/responsible for them).


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Tootie and Blair actually lived with Mrs. Garrett for seven years, four months, and 23 days (May 4th, 1979 to September 26th, 1986). Natalie lived with Mrs. Garrett for seven years, one month, and three days.

Surprisingly, Jo only lived with Mrs. Garrett for five years, ten months, and eight days. I thought for sure it would have been longer.
Well, you'd kind of take out summer breaks and other vacation time too, but yeah, that is a cool way of figuring it up.
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Yeah, sadly I wasn't sure what dates their summer breaks would be, so I just figured, "Well, they still have most of their stuff there, so technically they're living there." So my estimate doesn't include summer breaks.
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Yeah, sadly I wasn't sure what dates their summer breaks would be, so I just figured, "Well, they still have most of their stuff there, so technically they're living there." So my estimate doesn't include summer breaks.
Hmm, well if we "average out" summer vacations to 3 months, then you could take out 1 year for 4 summer vacations and then then figure up what's left and subtract that, if a fan really wanted to.
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