This has been an historic week in the celebrity world. Tuesday, Ed McMahon, died. I grew up watching Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show… so Ed was a household name in my day.
Today, when I went to get my lunch, I heard on the radio that Farrah Fawcett had died after a long battle with cancer. I wasn’t a huge “fan” of Farrah. I recently watched the documentary she did on her illness. It was very sad, and she seemed more “normal” in that than I’d ever given her credit. I did think she was pretty good in “The Burning Bed”. She was, however, in my opinion, absolutely stunningly beautiful. Her smile was amazing… AND THE HAIR? well, it was famous all on its own. There wasn’t a girl my age that didn’t want to look like Farrah Fawcett. And truth be told, most girls with “normal” hair got “Farrah” cuts (Don’t worry, I never attempted that with this head of hair.)
When I got to the gym tonight, I heard that there were reports that Michael Jackson had also passed away today from an apparent heart attack. I will say that I found MJ post-1980 to be quite scary! There’s just no explanation for some of the stuff that man did, but as a boy in the Jackson 5, I loved him! I guess you could say I was a fan during his PRE-cosmetic surgery years.
Back when I was in the 10th grade I got his “Off the Wall” album (seriously, it was an album). I remember laying on the floor of my bedroom listening over and over to “She’s Out of My Life.” LOVED that song!!
If you’re from my era, this week may have you remembering things from a time that seem not so long ago… but our kids know little or nothing about.
Which means, they probably don’t get the warm fuzzies when they hear this….