"" Lulu's Sandbar: Wow...The Deaths of Two Unique American Icons
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wow...The Deaths of Two Unique American Icons

Holy crap.

Wait - that was the last post.  BTW - all was fine, slept through the whole thing, no pain, no problem.

But gaaaaahhhh!!!  Drama intended - two icons of my teenage / young adult years dying on the same day!  I really really feel old.

There wasn't a girl my age who didn't want - and try for - Farrah Fawcett hair, and there wasn't a guy at or around my age who didn't have her classic poster in his dorm room or bedroom.

When I babysat - the girls all wanted to be Jill Munroe when they played Charlie's Angels.  Seriously - Kate and Jacqueline just faded into the background....

And Michael Jackson - good god.  Seriously.  Who didn't buy "Thriller" and who couldn't still sing all the words?  I taught aerobics in the big hair-shiny leotard-leg warmer days, and we used all of his music.

Despite any tarnishing of either of these stars later in life - both of them represent really unique points in my life and for people in and around my age - we're feeling what our older brothers and sisters felt when John Lennon died.


Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh Lulu, I'm older than you... I counted three icon's this week with Ed McMahon's passing. Farrah's story was so sad. And Michael jackson's was a shock! Oy!

The Flying Pinto said...

Very sad!! Loved Charlies Angels when I was little and I totally grew up on Michael Jackson!! both sad and Michael....shocking.