Friday, July 17, 2009

A walk back in time

I grew up with the music of Motown (like many of us).
Living in the Detroit area, Motown music was played everywhere (sometimes even at church).

When Jeff was a little guy, he liked to dance.
He wanted to be able to move like Michael (or really anyone-hehe).
Be happy I didn't post the picture of you and your glove, honey.
When he heard the music, he just lit up.
Boy, could he move!

When the filming of the Pepsi commercial took place, we were living in the L.A. area.
We were given tickets to attend the filming which was very interesting.
Not something we would see on a regular basis.
The other day I came across these tickets in a box of "stuff".
I had kind of forgotten about the commercial.
Yesterday I saw the shoot for the first time on the Today Show.
It certainly brought back some memories of a talented young man that had the world in front of him and of the little boy that just wanted to dance.


Unknown said...

That is sweet! I think we all loved Michael Jackson and wanted to move like him! How cool that you got to go see him being filmed!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I wish I could have went to one of his concerts.Even though I am now 59, I still liked Michael Jackson's songs,well some of them.And I loved to watch him dance.

I'll be praying for you Barb.

Kim's Treasures said...

I hear ya...growing up in Michigan it was Motown! I loved Michael and the Jackson 5, Diana Ross, etc!

I love your new blog look!

Anonymous said...

Yes MJ was "Shiny and sparkly and splendidly one day gone one night" It's still hard to wrap by brain around him being gone forever and the hole he has left is like a star always being there out in the universe that we knew was out there but it burned out and disappeared from our sight.
So so sad

Sea Witch said...

What a sweet memory. Must agree with the other posters, MJ was a very talented man who left his mark on entertainment history. I always felt sorry for him, though...such a confused individual and seemed often lonely to me. Sea Witch

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

That was a terriable thing Barb,such a talent but alot of heartache that went with it.I think his dad had alot to do with what went wrong in his life.
Now on another note...I'm so happy your back!!! I've missed you.I was away also for awhile,another TIA,But I'm fine.How was your time away from blogland dearheart? Don't go away again or I'll be forced to use the Butt cream on you...LOL XXOOMarie Antionette

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, great memories; I grew up in South Central Los Angeles and we literally danced in the streets to all the Motown greats. When the "Jackson 5" became popular, we all swooned! Michael Jackson was exactly my age, me being a couple months his senior. I remember when "I'll be there" came out...fourth grade to be exact. What great memories. As always, I hope that you are well and that your dear sons are well. Know that you are in my heart and prayers dear lady. Fondly, Anita

Jacque said...

That's a great bit of history! I was never a MJ fan, but he certainly could "MOVE" and I am not sure that anyone could ever get his moves down pat! BTW, WW said my Miracle story wasn't what THEY were looking for, so I'll be posting to my blog next week. Hope you are feeling better! Thanks for sharing!

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Barb..
OH what a neat lil'story --yes he was super talented~!!
Love your Banner and
on my blog and the icky salmon incedent (:)
--LOL-- Yes please look carefully at what you are gonna eat(:) It was a dreadful experience~
hugs, Patty

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a riot that you still have those tickets! Hang onto them. They probably just went up in price.
I scrolled down to see the adorable photo of you on your birthday. Precious!
I post vintage photos every Wednesday from my parents Scrapbooks. : )

Charm and Grace said...

Wow, what an amazing keepsake. BTW, I love your new blog header. I can't believe how long it's been since I posted, but life is just like that sometimes. Glad to see you are hanging in there. And, glad to be back among friends.


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