Friday, May 15, 2015

B. B. King (1925-2015)
B. B. is gone — but the thrill of his music is certainly NOT gone

B.B. King with Lucille
Stella is the serious blues fan at Our House. When the news of B. B. King's passing at the ripe old age of 89 was announced, I had to comfort her with the undeniable fact that he had a good, long run marked by many musical and other successes, and also reportedly leaves 15 children, 50 or so grandchildren, Little Kids Rock, Inc. and at least one famous Gibson guitar named Lucille... a life and a legacy anyone might envy. Stella got that far‑away look in her eye that usually means, "But... I thought he would live forever!"

Of course, no living creature can do that, especially not those like King (and me) who are afflicted with diabetes, who inevitably are said to die of "complications of" that disease. I can infer from his longevity that he must have had his malady well under control — no doubt his harmony as well... <grin_duck_run />

R.I.P., B.B. We'll miss you.

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