This challenge is sponsored by P.S. Annie! It’s called 19-Somethin’, where participants answer a question about their past each day of September. Sounds like a fun way to spend a September, right?
- What celebrity death upset you the most when you were young?
I was very young when President Kennedy died – I remember watching it on TV – especially the Riderless Horse – but I was too young to really be moved.
When I was a teenager, in 1975 a racehorse name Ruffian shattered her leg during a televised race and I remember being stunned and cried when several hours later it was announced that she had to be euthanized. It was only a few years earlier when we had moved from Mississippi and I had to leave my horse behind. I suspect the tears I cried were also for Keyno.
The only other celebrity death I remember well was Princess Diana. Of course I was an adult by then but it really hit me hard – no tears – but I was really stunned over it.