RIP Farrah


Basketball fans please excuse, this diversion from all things round ball related, as a matter of fact most of you may want to skip this self-indulgent post altogether.

Farrah Fawcett passed away today, and I can not believe how sad that has made me. I think it has as much to do with her brave battle with cancer as well the passing of an icon from my youth as well as revisinting a time that has long since passed.

Back around 1978, give or take a year, – I really can not remember the exact date nor is it that important-, during the height of the Charlie Angel’s fever and in the midst of my early years in high school. I spent the month of August in California visiting my father. During my absence my mother and my older sister decided my bedroom needed some spucinging up. When I returned, I found a newly painted bedroom with two very sexy posters hanging on the walls. One was the infamous poster of Farrah that is featured to the right.


The other poster for the life of me today, I can not remember who it was.
Shortly thereafter when a friend came over to visit/ play the first thing out of their mouth was.

“Your mother lets you have that poster”

To which I would always respond, with pride.

“Let me have it, she bought and hung it”

To this day my Mom loves to tell the story of how red my face got when my sister and her brought me into my “improved” room to show me their work.

Now I will tell you Farrah was an extremely beautiful women, and I loved that poster a lot, but I really was more of a Jaclyn Smith / Linda Carter (who I actually got to meet) kind of kind of guy, but that poster something special.

The past few months since it was clear that this was not going to end nicely, I have paid some attention to Farrah’s plight, but never enough to actually watch any of the stuff documenting her battles with cancer. My interest was mild, say the least. Today, though, when I heard that she finally passed it put me on my heels in a way I did not expect. That iconic woman from my youth or should we say my “informative youth” had passed. That beautiful woman from the late 70 succumbed to a terrible disease. I have been thinking a lot of my youth, my mom, and my older sister, and a time that has passed, and coming to grips with my own morality


1 Response to “RIP Farrah”

  1. 1 vike_king
    June 26, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Do you suppose your mom was worried about your sexual orientation???? LOL

    Anyway, I too didn’t follow her illness closely but the little I heard I knew what was coming. I don’t know if you saw my posts on BN but my wife died April 7 from Pancreatic Cancer so I could see the handwriting on Farrah’s wall…..pardon the un-intended poster pun.

    Back to being a pig………do you suppose her nipples were that hard the whole shoot??? Man oh man!

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