Good morning, Netizens...
There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends
I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, 1965 Rubber Soul album by the Beatles
Picture of Ed MacMahon and Johnny Carson AP
This morning's picture of the late Johnny Carson and Ed MacMahon depicts both as I will always remember them. I never met nor knew either man, yet like so many across this nation, we grew into adulthood with them and aged as they both continued for nearly 30 years on television.
Ed MacMahon, despite his noxious and often offensive advertising for American Family Publishers Sweepstakes, which I have always thought was a scam, had a long a illustrious life in television.
McMahon, age 86, died shortly after midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his wife, Pam, and other family members, said his publicist, Howard Bragman. One cannot help but wonder if in some remote corner of the Universe, Ed MacMahon is back to his mentor and sometimes-friend, Johnny Carson.
Thanks for the memories...