Friday, March 19, 2010
The End of an Era
I just couldn't let this go by without a mention.
I'm showing my age here, but since yesterday was my 51st birthday...I don't care. lol
My 1st T.V. hero & my very 1st movie star crush passed away yesterday, at age 85. Fess Parker ~ who played such legendary American historic heroes as Davey Crockett & Daniel Boone. One of the most natural actors ever, it always seemed like he may as well have been playing 'himself.' One of those actors that you never heard a discouraging word about ... or from. He had enough self-respect & grace to recognize when his 'era' of stardom was coming to an end, stepped down & went to the wine country of California & opened a multi-award winning vineyard & hotel, Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn & Spa. And, according to things I've read over the years, there he had the opportunity to enjoy is wife, his children & being a part of the lives of his 11 grandchildren.
We need more Fess Parker's in Movie-dom, today. Where are these fine men (& women) who are not only principled, honorable people, but have the grace to know that the world doesn't revolve around them?
I hope Fess is in the Lord's presence right now.
Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><