To many she was the Mom they wished they had.

Florence Henderson who died on November 26 had a long and varied career. But she will always be best remembered as Carol Brady, the Mom on TV’s Brady Much.

Some found the program too saccharine and full of sunshine. Though I was older than the target audience I found the program a welcome and calm respite in an otherwise tumultuous era.

In later years, she was seen on RLTV, a still cheerful face in a sea of cynicism and sarcasm.

In a world of multiple cannnels and porgramming options, we are grateful that there was a place for the likes of Florence Henderson.