Farewell, My Facebook Friend and Hero
Puppet pioneer Judy Folkmanis has died, but leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter.
There are certain moments that we remember throughout our lives. One of mine was the day I received a “friend” request on Facebook from Judy Folkmanis. Judy was one of the co-founders of the irresistible puppet brand, Folkmanis. Years earlier, I remember I had been so surprised when I discovered that Folkmanis was a real last name and a real person—it wasn’t a dreamed-up sales mascot like Ronald McDonald or Betty Crocker. (Yep, Betty Crocker was a customer-service ploy created by the Washburn Crosby Company.) No, Judy Folkmanis was a real woman, with a real life story, admirable accomplishments, and a variety of dreams.Continue Reading