First I would love to THANK Lissa for my new blog header. I encourage you to go to her blog and check it out.She is a gifted writer and graphic designer and such a sweet person. I so thank her for wonderful work she did here.She is truly gifted.
This week has seen the passing of many of the icons of my youth bringing home with great detail the fact that I am getting older.
I remember growing up we lived out in the country and had an antenna and we could only get two channels on TV (PBS and NBC) and maybe on a good day CBS.In those days a lot of your TV viewing depended on the weather and I spent many evenings going out to turn the antenna while someone would yell if the picture was clear inside.
I loved to watch Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon was one of the highlights of the show. I loved the banter between the two and watching Carson only made my West Coast yearnings grow. I was so sad when Leno took over and I don't think the show has been the same since.
It was also so sad to hear of Farrah Fawcett'spassing. She struggled so valiantly with the anal cancer and I so admire her for the documentary she did. I remember when Charlies Angels was popular I wanted to have her hair and be as beautiful as she was.She was a true Steel Magnolia and even to the very end she lived with grace .
Yesterday I had been out helping my husband do stretcher trips for the medical transport company he works for and then tocome home and hear the shocking news of Michael Jackson's death. I truly believe he was a gifted performer and my heart goes out to his children.
I will send along my prayers to all these families and loved ones.I thank them all for making me life richer for their body work .
The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive - perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
New Book Post up at The Mermaids Bookshelf.