Hot! The King is Dead

Some 30 years ago my sister and I were waiting in the family VW van on the California coast while our parents got dinner. The boardwalk radio announced Elvis Presley had died and two women gasped and nearly burst into tears.

My sister and I turned to each other and asked: “who’s Elvis Presley?”

Today my sister sent me a text telling me Michael Jackson was dead. I didn’t break into tears, but I was stunned foir some time.

It’s hard to imagine there is a pre-teen anywhere in the world asking “who’s Michael Jackson.

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