Getting Old

Growing up, I remember my mom looking at the paper or TV, finding out that some famous person died, and remarking about it. I would have no idea who she was talking about. Conway Twitty is one example that comes to mind.

Now, there are still famous people dying that I haven't heard of. However, more and more people that I have heard of are dying. Ed McMahon and Farrah Fawcett are two examples from last week (Michael Jackson doesn't count; he was well known to today's youth). I can imagine that many youngsters today don't know of them, and I don't really know of them from personal experience. Their peaks of fame came before my time, I just know of them. But I can picture the day not so far off when I say, "Oh, such and such person died," and little Junior will say, "Never heard of him."


  1. Yeah, I don't really have any personal memories involving any of those three (yes, that includes M.J. - I don't remember any of his videos coming out or how he changed the music industry, in my youth he was just a creepy looking child molester. But at least I have heard of them.

  2. And they always seem to come in threes; when I hear of someone famous dying I just think to myself, "wait for it," and the other two come within a day or so!

  3. That is so true, Craig. When I told Chad that Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett had died, he said "Who is Farrah Fawcett?" I remember going to college, and loving the song "Ben" by Michael Jackson. Of course, that was many, many years ago!!!