On Sunday, October the 20th, we were delighted to welcome Bern Nadette Stanis to Highland Park. If you watched Good Times in the 70’s, or in reruns in the last decades, you will remember her as Thelma. Thelma was one of my favorite characters on the show. I always wanted to see what she was wearing. I was excited when she got engaged to the football player. I thought she would have the life she always wanted. Then, I was upset when her fiancé fell and the injury kept him from making the team. Thelma married him anyway, and it seemed that her life remained pretty much the same. I was always rooting for Thelma, and her family, to have happy and problem free good times. What can I say, I was a young viewer and this was prior to my understanding of the necessity of tension in a drama.