Dick Clark, R.I.P.

Today, Dick Clark passed away. Another American icon is gone. Almost everyone remembers American Bandstand (I linked an 80’s song) and also the New Year’s countdown. Some may also remember the game show “Pyramid“. Dick Clark was a big piece of our culture.

I feel like every time one of these older folks in the entertainment industry passes on, another little piece of a certain innocence dies with them. It seems like times were simpler, in some ways, back then. The world seems to be becoming meaner, more violent and more polarized, especially between good and evil, right and wrong, black and white. It saddens me and I’m usually a chipper optimist who always finds a silver lining in even the most dire or tragic circumstance.

I have posted a few videos of “This Is Your Life” of Dick Clark. What a life it was….


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New England wife of a Southern man relocated back to Alabama.
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One Response to Dick Clark, R.I.P.

  1. garden2day says:

    When I was a teenager, I could not wait until I saw American Bandstand every Saturday morning. I have missed the countdown the last few years with Dick Clark but not this year–I remember watching as he counted in his somewhat garbled voice that he was left with after the stroke. I know what you mean. It is as if we are coming to the end of the book rather than the end of a chapter. For the younger generations, the next book cannot get here soon enough but they fail to realize what is being lost. Just because it is old-er doesn’t mean it is no good or has lost value. True worth is in the eye of the beholder. Thanks for the posting.


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