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EXPLORE OUR DIGITAL ALBUM OF VINTAGE ERMA PHOTOS.

Erma Bombeck’s family shares photos from throughout the ages, including Erma as a childhood tap dancer, a member of President Jimmy Carter’s Advisory Council for Women and grand marshal of the 1986 Rose Parade, whose theme was “A Celebration of Laughter.”

“I think laughter is just about the most important thing in the world,” she told the Los Angeles Times after being named the grand marshal. “And besides, parades, along with dust collecting, have always been a favorite hobby of mine.”

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