Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dying In Threes Again

OK, Boomers – three more in one week, one is a Boomer and the other two mean something to Boomers. Patrick Swayze, Henry Gibson, and Mary Travers all died this week.

Swayze is the best known across generational lines, in part because his illness was highly publicized and partly because he was still actively working in the spotlight.



Boomers will remember Gibson mostly for his cameos in the late 1960s era TV show “Laugh-In.”



And Travers is the Mary in Peter, Paul and Mary, a commercially successful folk music trio from the 60s. Oldies radio stations sometimes play “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” their most famous song.



I’m feeling a little old tonight, my friends.