Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Boomer News




It’s a sad week for us American Baby Boomers. One of our commercial icons passed away. Dick Wilson died at the age of 91. Who’s Dick Wilson you say? For close to twenty years he portrayed George Whipple in the old Charmin commercials and uttered one of the best loved lines for a generation. “Ladies, please don’t squeeze the Charmin” became a part of Americana and was used in idle conversation and satirical comedy sketches. Goodbye Mr. Whipple, goodbye.

I was also hit smack in the face with my own mortality. I received an email informing me that a high school classmate had passed away. Even though this isn’t the first one, it still makes me stop in my tracks and think – we’re all getting older.

Also, since I’m not blogging on Thursday, I want to wish all who celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving. As we gather with friends and family, its important to give thanks for what we have and I give thanks for my blog friends who have stuck by me through thick and thin. Thank you.

Everyone, have a great Thanksgiving.
And Happy Birthday Bebo!

11 comments:

Brandy said...

First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEBO!

I sorta remember Mr. Whipple. I do remember the phrase he was famous for.

I hope you have a peaceful and joyful Thanksgiving!

Dru said...

Happy Thanksgiving Bailey.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Bebo!!

I loved those Charmin commercials.

My wish for you is a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Toni Anderson said...

Happy Birthday Bebo! And Happy Thanksgiving!

It's snowing here...

bebo said...

Thanks to all for the b-day wishes!

Shesawriter said...

That man was an icon. He'll be missed. I still squeeze the Charmin, FWIW. :-)

Melissa Marsh said...

Hope you have a nice and very happy Thanksgiving!

Lexi said...

Have a wonderfully relaxing holiday!

raine said...

Happy Birthday, Bebo! :-)
And Happy Thanksgiving to you both.

Michele said...

Happy Thanksgiving,Bailey!!

And Happy Birthday, Bebo!

Denise McDonald said...

Awww . . . I hearted Mr Whipple!

Happy Birthday Bebo!

Sorry about your classmate--it's always shocking when it happens!