Even way back when she was a little girl – when she was still Eddi Rue McClanahan – people were spotting special qualities in Rue. Here is an Award given to her back in Junior High School because she displayed certain character traits that the people at The American Legion felt ought to be recognized. Having known her many years later, I can attest that these same qualities she possessed as a girl were with her at the end of her life, too. This original certificate measures 10.25″ x 8.25″. It is astounding that the piece survived this long and is in such excellent condition, so it really ought to be framed as soon as possible. This certificate comes with a print of a portrait of Rue around the time the award was given, and a Certificate of Authenticity.