9/14/09

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner

I just read that Patrick Swayze passed away this evening. I don't know why it is affecting me so much - usually I don't see the big deal that just because someone is a celebrity they deserve our adoration. I can't say for sure what Patrick Swayze was like in real life - but I can't remember any scandals surrounding him.

But Dirty Dancing was a movie that came out when I was in the 8th grade - and we all wanted to be Baby. I saw it with Melissa Barbier - we rolled up our jeans and we wore our Keds. We all wanted to meet the seemingly bad guy with the heart of gold. It takes me back to a time in my life where I was just about to enter high school and I was excited about all the new things to come. Patrick Swayze in this movie will always be a part of that - for reasons I am having a hard time explaining.

You can't help but watch this clip and want to stand up and dance. Even Andy loves that famous line - he's said it to the girls on many an occasion!



My prayers are with his family - rest in peace ...

10 comments:

Dawn said...

i am feeling a little sad, too. i think he was one of the good guys. and i am thinking that this weekend... we just might be able to catch an airing of dirty dancing on tv!

(and i cannot carry a watermelon without thinking of this movie, too!)

Darla said...

We too watched the news with our mouths hanging open. SAD...

Quadmama said...

I stopped by from Multiples and More. I'm so sad about Patrick Swayze, too. Who didn't listen to "She's Like the Wind" over and over after this movie. He put up such a brave, public battle, too. I'll miss him.

Cassie said...

Rosemary, Glad to see you are back to blogging! Yes, Patrick sure seemed like a good guy in his real life. My sister's kids took dance lessons from his mom (in CA) and she said his mother is a good woman too.

~~Mel~~ said...

He lived a very good life and seemed like a very genuine person...I think that's why we all feel 'sad' for him and his family.

I hope they air dirty dancing...or we might just have to go out and rent it.

Liz said...

I thought it was so sad! What a huge loss! I loved the movie Dirty Dancing!

Katy said...

That was sad.

Yaya said...

:(

freckletree. said...

My hubbs always mistakenly says "nobody backs Baby in a corner". I don't correct him.

He also says this about our twins.

I can only imagine a rat or wild dog . . . backed into a corner. Careful Hubbs, careful.

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