Thursday, June 25, 2009

What a sad sad day.....

I thought today was going to be just an average day. Nothing special but I've been stunned with recent passing of two American icons. This morning I was shocked when I logged onto my computer and saw that Farrah Fawcett had passed away. I'd read in the tabloids at the supermarket that she was fighting cancer. However, I was not prepared to hear that she passed away.

I loved Charlie's Angels when I was a little girl. I also grew up in California and that show represents a lot of my childhood memories during that era. My mom actually sported the Farrah hair and looked a lot like her. Farrah was 62 and my mom is 64. I remember my friends and I would gather around and argue what angel we were going to be. I was always Jacklyn Smith. Wow, it's weird. You think about how much time has passed and how short life truly is.

1947 ~2009

And then to get the news that Michael Jackson died only hours after Farrah!!! I was cooking dinner and I heard it come over the news. I actually stood looking at the television in absolute shock. Michael Jackson is American music icon. I remember going to the mall with my big sis to buy the cassette tape, "Thriller." I remember my best friend and I wearing the one glove and parachute pants. I remember countless hours trying to get the moves down to the "Thriller" video for the school dance. Wow, it's just sad. I feel like a part of my childhood died with them today. Do you remember this picture of Michael Jackson? This is before he got all weird looking. My sister had the poster on her bedroom wall. What a strange feeling that these two icons are gone.

1958 ~ 2009

They will always be a part of my childhood memories.

1 comment:

Jill said...

That was such a sad day. I was driving hm from Dallas. I always listen to a talk show on Martha Stewart radio. Her daughter mentioned MJ had died, I was in shock.

So funny, I had the cassette tape too.