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Catching up ?

Filed under: Guitar-Antics,Music News,RAT's Personal Blog ! — rat July 26, 2009 @ 2:37 am

Is that even possible ? I can’t believe it’s been since Nov. 2008 since I last updated this blog but I have been very busy working and doing several other sites, blogs etc. I thought I would post something here just to show that I haven’t forgotten about this blog ! A lot has happened since November, let me see if I can recall,,,,, let’s see,,,ummm, spent Thanksgiving with my kids, cooked some stuff, it was all good. My daughter turned 18 on Nov. 24th, that was good. I don’t think I got anything for Christmas, that was  bad :(  I also don’t recall any notable deaths in the latter part of 2008 but 2009 has surely made up for it already.

January started off with the worlds oldest woman passing on. Maria De Jesus was a Portuguese supercentenarian who was the world’s oldest verified living person for five weeks, until her death at 115 years and 114 days. She inherited this status after the 26 November 2008 death of American Edna Parker, who was 115 years and 220 days old. She was the only verified person born in 1893 to live into 2009.  I can’t imagine living that long.

January also was the month that Jett Travolta, 16-year-old son of American actor John Travolta, dies suddenly of a seizure while on a family holiday in the Bahamas.

Let’s see, February lost  great people as well such as James Whitmore, and Paul Harvey.

March news announced the loss of Hank Locklin, American country and western music singer (“Please Help Me, I’m Falling”), at age 91. I remember listening to all his tunes when I was very young as I was learning to play. I recall “Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On”.

April, May, and June were the months we lost several TV legends such as Bea Arthur, Dominick “Dom” DeLuise, David Carradine, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and last but surely not the least was the tragic sudden death of pop star Michael Jackson. Whether you liked him or not, you have to acknowledge his talent and the effect he had on the music world and his humanitarian efforts. Despite his eccentricity he will be surely missed.

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