Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farewell Farrah and Michael Jackson

This isnt the famous poster I grew up with. Lilly has it on her blog if you wish to check it out. This definitely shows the age of many of us bloggers, but Farrah and Michael Jackson are both icons I remember very well. At my age--all the girls wanted our hair to be cut like Farrah's. I remember going to the Salon and asking for that--and hearing it asked for. The swimsuit poster,,,i remember my inlaws got it for a gift from their sons and my FIL had it in front of his dresser. Charlies Angels--everyone had their favorite. She wasnt much of an actress, but she still had a huge prescense. Extremities and Burning Bed were probably her most valued films. I remember her marriage to Lee Majors and its demise. I remember the Playboy Spread she did at 50---to show women dont lose their sexiness at that age...while I may not agree with that morally,,,I dont judge anymore. She was the epitome of a woman who valued her health, always exercising, playing sports, and the sun goddess. Like another blogger, she wasnt my favorite of actresses,,,but I am very impressed with her courageous battle of Cancer and her willingness to show us what cancer does,,,to the rich and famous. She wasnt embarassed to show herself wittling away. Its reality of the harshest kind isnt it? I pray she is with peace now, and smiling once again.

As for Michael Jackson. For me, my 3 sons were very young when Thriller came out. We bought the tape because it was the rage of the country. I remember dancing to it--my sons dancing to it..you just couldnt get enough of it. I also remember Michael as a young boy, and it was quite sad watching what he did to himself. Whether he did it because he was mentally disturbed or health issues,,either way-it was very sad to watch. His body and face literally fell apart. I felt his soul had to be deeply disturbed and tormented. Rumors of abusing little boys haunted his life--his career. A shameful harsh look into what fame can do to some. I also felt his childhood had to be tormenting--there is so much ickiness in that family--it dosnt take a genius to know something horrific when down in that childhood home. What a shame.

I wish him peace also...

A sad day I think in the world of entertainment. Cancer is still taking our loved ones,,,after all the money, time and research so many of us feel there should be cures by now..and yet every day it takes more. Its very troubling.

Alot of memories for so many of us, a very bittersweet feeling.

7 Thanks for your comments!:

rosemarie said...

i was so sadded by the deathe of two wonderful talents,i watched charlies angels everyweek..so sad that cancer took her life..micheal was one of my favorites,i bought almost ever song he had ,i even bought my boys the red jackets that he wore on the beat it video..my oldest son loved thriller i had to tape it for him so he could watch it ..god bless them both..

Lilly said...

Great post - us middleagers will remember both of them. My daughter loved him when she was 5 - she was obsessed in fact. Its sad. Human beings cannot escape what life deals out. the sad thing is for Michael that I am not sure all that fame bought him happiness..

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great post and well-written tribute to both of them. laurie

Nancy said...

It's a sad and odd day for sure! Nancy

Shellmo said...

It was a sad week! I agree - Michael must've had something horrific happen in his childhood - so sad! And I thought Farrah was pretty classy.

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