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Whew! What a crazy week

Now that we’ve had some time to let the Internet settle…

Wow. It was quite the depressing week last week with the death of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon and now Billy Mays the OxyClean guy, but this is not a post about depressing stuff- no siree- we are going to celebrate these lives. I’ll start with my fondest memories of the four.

Billy Mays– Watched him in the infomercials and made fun of how upbeat he was on a daily basis! He was thrilled to hock that stuff and I’m honored to have seen it 🙂

Farrah Fawcett– Don’t know a lot about her, but she had some kick-ass hair back in the day. Did you know she was only on Charlie’s Angels for 1 season? It always seemed like more.

Ed McMahon– Used to watch him announce Johnny Carson many a night with my mom and grandma. Loved the SNL parodies of him. Very funny stuff. I also watched Star Search as a kid, loved it! He was a consummate host.

Michael Jackson– Wow. This one is hard. I loved to sing and dance to him. I was constantly dancing to my Thriller Album, which was the very first record I ever owned! (now I’m dating myself) I listened to his music all my life; his oldies and newbies. Even through the controversy, I stood by him and will until someone proves me wrong. He was misunderstood and tortured and I’m sure he is thankful to finally be at peace. He doesn’t have to look at the man in the mirror anymore and be ashamed of what he sees. We knew who he was through his music and for that I will always be grateful.

Do you have any memories of these four, or anyone else?

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