2012 was a difficult year, we lost Ann in March, and many of my childhood heroes and memories passed on.
Here are just a few.
January 20 – Etta James, jazz singer who brought us “At Last”.
In February, we lost Whitney Houston…
…and Monkee Davey Jones.
Ann died on March 4th, and Earl Scruggs went to serenade her 24 days later. She was always a little country.
April took Mike Wallace,
Watergater Chuck Colson,
and rocker turned actor, Levon Helm.
May – Fashion lost Vidal Sassoon,
automotive design, Carroll Shelby,
and Disco Icons Robin Gibb and
Donna Summer had their last dance.
Writers Ray Bradbury
and Nora Ephron died in June,
as did Rodney King.
Maybe they can all get along.
Americana lost Andy Griffith in July.
and Gore Vidal died as well.
August -Marvin Hamlisch,
ground-breaker, Phyllis Diller.
September Hal David,
Michael Clarke Duncan,
October: The Political world lost Arlen Specter
and George McGovern.
November Jack Kellis, a part of my Germantown childhood died…
…and Larry Hagman went to the big ranch in the sky.
And of course, we’ll all miss this guy!
December took Dave Brubeck,
Ravi Shankar, who deserves more blame for ruining the Beatles than Yoko does,
and Senator and War Hero Daniel Inouye.
And just this past week, Charles Hacker, the long time Germantown pharmacist passed.
Jack Klugman died on Christmas Eve.
Charles Durning died Christmas Day!
Stormin’ Norman, General Norman Schwarzkopf of Desert Storm fame mustered out on 12/27/12
20 children and seven adults were gunned down by a madman in Newtown, Connecticut.
Yes, we lost a lot.