A Year in Review.

I am ‘on Holiday’ for the next two Holiday weekends.  Here is to remembering and saluting some of the people we lost in 2017:

First and foremost, our Veterans and our Armed Forces personnel.

Don Rickles – he made fun of everyone all the time and everyone laughed.

Gomer Pyle – a.k.a. Jim Nabors

David Cassidy – he made women melt.

Della Reese – talent at its best.

Roy Halladay – one of baseball’s better pitchers – ever.

Fats Domino- if only today’s so-called talent could mimic him.

Robert “Benson” Guillaume – he helped provide a path for African American TV actors

Y.A. Tittle – epitome of competiveness

Tom Petty – his music was a cross-over of everything.

Monty Hall – Everyone watched him host “Let’s Make a Deal”

Hugh Hefner – what is the one word you think of when someone mentions his name?

Jake LaMotta – the boxer portrayed by Robert De Niro in “Raging Bull”

Jerry Lewis – how could someone so goofy be so talented?

Dick Gregory – controversial, spirited and maybe a bit misguided

Glen Campbell – country before country got cool.

Sam Shepard – an incredibly talented playwright and actor

John Heard – the dad in “Home Alone”.

Martin Landau – the intelligent one in the original “Mission Impossible” TV series.

Stephen Furst – remember ‘Flounder’ in “Animal House”?

Adam West – he IS Batman.

Frank Deford – distinguished journalist helped make sports writing an art

Gregg Allman – a pioneer and a legend

Jim Bunning – elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame and a U.S. Congressman

Roger Moore – was he the best ‘James Bond’?

Chris Cornell – one of the many talented musicians/singers we have lost over the years.  His voice made “Soundgarden”.  Gone at 52.

There are many more we lost in 2017.  Live strong everyday and do what you can do while you can do it.

Adios and Have a Funday Sunday, Happy Holidays, and all the best for a great 2018!  I will be back on January 7.




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