“Edith to Edie The Impossible Dream”
An Eulogy for Edith Massey from her brother, Morris Grodsky
from Robert Maier
She stands on the platform, all 230 pounds distributed somehow on her stubby frame. Her quivering flesh causes a million sparkles to leap from her sequined outfit. The cowboy boots are pure gold in the amber spotlight. And Gene Autry would have sold his soul for that cream-colored sombrero thrown back rakishly on her auburn curls.
The emcee’s voice mounts up to the expected crescendo as he announces the act. Now the all-girls punk-rock band, “The Incredible…