Monday, June 23, 2008

R.I.P. George Carlin

I first heard the 7 words you can't say on television during my high school years. I remember sitting, with my boyfriend and his mom, in their living room. She was a fan of George Carlin, a man I had never heard of before that night.

We sat curled up on the sofas and we listened to her George Carlin album. I remember how much we all laughed. I remember her laugh. It was contagious.

I went out the next day and purchased "Class Clown". I would sit in my room and listen for hours. I would laugh until my stomach hurt.

My home life was a tough one. George Carlin helped me laugh through some of it. For that I am grateful. Thanks to Mrs. T. for introducing me to this comedic genius. I know I will miss his humor.

George Denis Patrick Carlin - May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008

“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through
a crack in the concrete. It's so f'in' heroic.”


Anonymous said...

Love his style! I'd never heard of him before.

My Mum passed away 6 years ago. June 9th 1929-June 22nd 2002.


Mrs. Schmitty said...


I'm sorry to hear about you mom. Here is a (((((hug))))) for you.

Mrs. Schmitty

Dawn said...

I loved George Carlin. I was so sad when I heard that he died.

Ann said...

George Carlin IS a part of our lives here in our household.
It was so nice to see your post.