Meg here so I landed in Boston yesterday and as soon as we were able to turn our “hand held devices” on I checked my emails and couldn’t believe the emails coming in. Of course, it was very sad to read that Farah Fawcett had passed away. Her illness was prett well documented and public so while sad, not really a shock. The rest of the emails coming in I was gobsmacked! What? No way. I couldn’t believe it. Michael Jackson? Yikes.
I was lucky enough to have danced with Michael Jackson about a year ago (I know pretty amazing) and it is definitely my top “celebrity encounter”. I have had limited computer access being away and Sweetassgal asked if she could write a little something on the passing of Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Ofcourse. Her post follows. Always remember to live life to the fullest!-XOXO Meg
Sweetassgal is not feeling so sweet today everyone. I am truly, truly saddened by the passing of two of the BIGGEST icons of my youth. God bless the souls of the original California “IT” girl Farrah Fawcett and the one of a kind Michael Jackson…forever our King of Pop. Our hearts are heavy as our thoughts and prayers go out to their family and friends.
Ms. Farrah…how I LOVED playing Charlies Angels as a child. I remember running around my Aunt Pammie’s back yard in my Charlies Angels T-shirt, shortie running shorts, rainbow tube socks and bright blue and yellow Roo’s…wildly whipping my hair around and making a gun with my thumbs and forefingers. I would close my powder blue painted eyes in the warm afternoon sun and imagine I was chasing the bad guys while still maintaining my bright beaming smile and rocking the perfect feathered hair. No one pulled of feathered the way you did. You gave us all something to look up to and aspire to be. Not just because you were so beautiful and vivacious…but because you ushered in a whole generation of girls who weren’t afraid to go out there and kick ass alongside the boys! RIP…Farrah. You will be missed.
Michael…oh Michael. Where to begin. I guess in the way my mothers generation had Young Elvis and Vegas Elvis I can afford you the same gesture. To me there will always be Thriller Michael and Post Plastic Surgery Michael. It is Thriller Michael that I mourn here today. The sheer unimaginable talent you possessed captivated us all. That ADORABLE face, those crazy hot dance moves, the voice that made everyone want to get up and just DANCE! You were a ray of light in our lives Michael. There was no adolescent trouble that you couldn’t sing away…no childhood dream you didn’t encourage. Who DIDN’T want to grow up and sing and dance like the King of Pop? Your talent was a gift to the world and we accepted it with open hearts and arms. You will always belong to the children of the 80’s…and we will never forget the joy you brought to our lives. RIP…Michael. Your music lives on forever.
From all of us here at Megs…we will carry you both in our hearts and in our memories. And DEAR GOD…watch over Patrick Swayze. I don’t think I could handle losing my Dirty Dancer too. Stay strong Patrick! Much love…Angie
What are your favorite memories of our 80’s idols?