Thursday, March 18, 2010

R.I.P. Fess Parker

Actor Fess Parker is dead at the age of 85.
I loved this guy, all 6'6" of him, when I was a kid.

Don't tell me childhood heroes aren't important -
when I was six I thought Davy Crockett was still alive.
Some mean, older kid down the block told me Davy was coming to visit me.
I believed it ... and I still remember the disappointment 55 years later.

*sigh*
Davy Crockett is dead.

4 comments:

USA_Admiral said...

This is indeed a sad day, I was a Daniel Boone fan as a kid.

James said...

Things were different then, eh, Admiral?

SoCalOilMan said...

My old friend and boss went to Parker's vineyard and met him. He said the man was as nice as you'd imagine, spending time talking about his vineyard and answering all questions about his Davy Crockett days.

sig94 said...

The stars of yesterday were real people, not the shallow, empty husks we see today.