Good morning, Novel Racers. I'm serving tea, coffee and fruit juice in my garden this morning. Please help yourselves. The bacon is sizzling under the grill ready for bacon rolls all round.
It's one year today since Michael Jackson died and it's only right that this week's Novel Racers' coffee morning should be dedicated to him and our collective memories of his music. His music will live on, but how sad it is that what was to come is lost forever, and we will never hear the songs he would have released in the future, had he not died at fifty.
My favourite song is 'Ben' because it makes me smile when I think of my lovely, gentle, black labrador called Ben (1984-1998). He loved children and I used to take him to the school every day. He lapped up all the attention, but I lost count of how many ice-creams he stole from unsuspecting toddlers! I was forever having to queue up at the ice-cream van outside the school to replace them. Every time I hear the song, I remember my Ben and the deadly efficient way he used to look completely innocent before deftly turning his head to claim yet another tasty prize!
I think I have to say that my most vivid memory of Michael Jackson is the first glimpse of his new nose. I remember my hubby saying that he ought to ask for his money back!
What is your favourite Michael Jackson song and why? What picture or video of Michael Jackson stands out in your mind?