Thursday, December 27, 2012

Friday Flash 55.....







Losing Goober AND Andy, really was tough
Donna Summer...Smokin "Hot Stuff"
Brubeck, Montrose, Vidal Sassoon
Davy Jones made chicks swoon
Whitney Houston was a thriller
Levon Helm, Phyllis Diller
With Robin Gibb and Andy Williams, it sure looked easy
Sherman Hemsley is finally with Weezie
Ernie Borgnine and Ole JR
Ravi Shankar and his Haunting Sitar......


Unfortunately there were many more stars that died in 2012
And lets NEVER forget the many that died at the hands of Crazy Fuckers
If you or anyone that you know have written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment....Then Book!!
So from the most gracious host from coast to coast
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...And a Kick Ass New Year!!!
Happy New Year Everybody!!!!!

31 comments:

brandi said...

My dad, from North Carolina, had tears in his eyes when he found out Andy Griffith died.

X's and O's to you, Galen.

Mine's up...

http://voicesforrabbits.blogspot.com/2012/12/friday-flash-fiction-55-generic-rx.html

Brian Miller said...

yeah a few sad losses this year...and they keep coming...norman swartskoff (sp.) just died a bit ago...names of our ages...andy was sad...been to mayberry when i lived in north carolina...

happy new year g

Laura said...

hard to believe so many gone... good you honored them. Hope YOU are feeling well these days!

You know where to find me...

Happy New Year!

brandi said...

Stormin' Norman? Oh man, that makes ME teary eyed.

Heaven said...

So sad to read the list G- man ~

Wishing you Happy New Year ~

http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.ca/2012/12/happiness.html

Cloudia said...

Very well done!
You too, Bro



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Margaret said...

I have yet to visit Mt. Airy, NC and it isn't far from me!! I will make that a must this year and do a 55 on it.

Beloved

I am off to read last Friday's 55's ... time to relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

Brian Miller said...

Here's 55 for you g...met this couple at the store today...

'Looking in my future mirror'

Black leather overcoat, over grey hoodie, hood untucked. hanging between his shoulders, purple toboggan with a yarn mohawk down the middle---his round, soft eyes catch mine. His whole face creases in the middle when he smiles, almost folding over.

'He's not as crazy as he looks,' his wife says, grabbing a can of beans.

Craig said...

Man, when you put 'em all together in the same place like this, it comes to seem a little overwhelming. . .

Nobody gets outta here alive. . .

g-man said...

Aw Son...
You are not even close to being as crazy as you look!!!
There's hope for mankind yet...:-)

izzy said...

So sad and too bad- thanks for the rhyme! Like what you did with your 55er sir-

http://izzy-conversing.blogspot.com/2012/12/ff55-122712-evergreen-park.html

bunnygirl said...

Yep, it happens every year...people die. Sucks to be mortal.

I wrote about stars, too!

Twinkle

the walking man said...



Friday…yay. 55 remembered pooty little farts from a lifetime of service

the walking man said...

No more comments on death from me for the rest of the year. I bought 5 squares on the Detroit death pool so I don't want to jinx myself.

Lydia said...

Wow, G, what a creative and poignant post. I loved this tribute; they were well-loved and will be long-remembered (all of them).

2012, Lydia Style

Happy New Year to ye!

Nimue said...

We lost a lot of stars and amazing talent this year ! sigh !

cheers to the few upcoming ones :)

sharing a dream today

hope said...

Much better tribute than those "news" people do. :)

Mine's up. Have a fun New Year's Eve and wonderful new year!

razzamadazzle said...

Great tribute to those we've lost. It always is a sad time to look back at all the talent that has passed on throughout the year. Mine is late, but it's up!

http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/a-new-year/

Mama Zen said...

I still can't believe that J.R. is gone.

lime said...

it's always a strange and sad list to go over at the end of the year....especially this year with 20 children on the list. may next year's list only contain those who have lived a full life.

Susan said...

I found Whitney Houston's death very upsetting. I confess I wasn't into her music, but it was hard to ignore that great voice that even the music industry couldn't diminish with so many of the pop silly numbers they gave her to sing. It is just so wrong--what happened to her.

Good to meet you and I will try this literary troup. I was doing Haiku Mondays for a while but I got busy with work and my haikus sucked.

Bodhirose said...

I saw a review on the news last night of many that had died during the past year...some of my favorites. Thanks for the memories, G-Man. Here's mine: http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/english-and-scots-2/

Bodhirose said...

Oh, and have a Happy New Year! xoxo

Jannie Funster said...

I didn't realize Donna Summer passed on.

Guess we are all in this world but not of it.

Cheery post and comment. :)

Yeah, I'll try to avoid the CF's!!

xoxo from Texas.

manicddaily said...

Ah - Galen, very sad! A lot of wonderful people both famous and not.

Sorry to be late - I got up this a.m. in NYC - flew my mom down to Florida, flew back up to NY a bit more upstate, arrived in mountains to NO HEAT! Agh.

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/cold-night/

Lady In Read said...

This year was a year of major losses.. public figures as well on the personal front.
My 55 is here: http://myrandrspace.blogspot.com/2012/12/fun-friday-fun-of-motherhood.html

Rastaman said...

Fantastic 55, G-Man. Ima come back next week.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I just got a Dave Brubeck cd for Christmas. Ah, yes....Ravi Shankar and his haunting sitar. Remember the Concert For Bangledesh? One of me all time favorite recordings. Happy New Year,G. I promise to be a more faithful player in 2013 (at least for the first 3-4 months!).

Eva said...

It´s so nice that you´re back and all well G-man! :-) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the best wishes for the new year!

myheartslovesongs.com said...

sorry i didn't get a 55 posted, G!

just wanted to stop by and say ~

have a happy happy happy New Year!!


dani

GAB said...

Happy New Years G-man! Hope you enjoy the night and we will see ya next year. I unfortunately have had an uncle pass this morning so now a funeral.