Wow, what a week...so many memories of the beloved celebrities we lost recently cross my mind over these past few days. I felt compelled to share some of them with all of you.I grew up watching Ed McMahon host "Star Search" and thought of him often in recent years as I watch "America's Got Talent."
I would not doubt it if Mr. McMahon himself inspired Simon Cowell.I always adored Farrah Fawcett since I was a little girl. She was so beautiful inside and out until the end. She was shown as a strong woman in "Charlie's Angels," and she had alot of strength in real life. She has inspired me thru her own testimony of fighting life until the last minute of her battle with cancer.
I have several memories of Michael Jackson - so many, I could not begin to liste all of them, so for now, I will write out a few:My favorite memory would be of my father taking me aside one day when I was in elementary school and apologizing to me that he could not afford to buy us tickets to a concert Michael Jackson was having in our hometown around that time. Honestly, I never asked to go nor expected to. I guess my father knew how much I adored the musician and dancer, that he felt a need to say it to me.
When I was young, I was picked on by my classmates for awhile as I was the "new kid in town" at the time. I dealt with it by coming home and dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller album every day after school. I also enjoyed listening to the album when I exercised during my gym class as well. Somehow, the music and dancing itself always lifted my spirits. I continue to dance daily to this day.
Many years later, my father and I experienced watching Michael Jackson perform a concert together; we sat beside each other on the couch at my parents' house for a few hours as we viewed Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert. What a wonderful memory it is for me and even moreso now after losing my father (and my mother) in 2008. And now Michael Jackson has joined them. I have no doubt he is singing and dancing and my parents are thoroughly entertained right now in Heaven. And what a treat it was to watch this same concert again on t.v.
About a year ago, my husband and I went on a road trip and stopped at a store to buy a Michael Jackson compilation CD along the way. We played it repeatedly, singing and dancing along to it. And this weekend, my husband is in the car driving four hours south not needing any CD as Michael Jackson's music is being played on all of the radio stations. Michael Jackson will affect our world in our past, present, and future.
May Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson all rest in peace and may peace and comfort be with all of their families.
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