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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Goodbye John Hughes - You Will Be Missed


I am a product of the 1980's teen scene. Attending high school and college in the 80's - I quickly became a huge fan of John Hughes movies... The characters in his movies were my friends... I longed to be Sam in Sixteen Candles.... Her spunk, her fashion style, and of course the cute senior giving her back her panties over a cake with sixteen candles - classic.. The Breakfast Club made me want to get in trouble and have a Saturday detention... and who would not want to be Ferris Bueller's girlfriend...... I certainly did.... Just loved the way he sang Twist and Shout... and I wanted my best friend to be Ducky.... I wanted to go to Wally World with the Griswolds.... There are so many characters to know and love in Hughes movies... Today, at the ripe old age of 43 years old - I feel young again when I pop one of my favorites into the DVD player....

The 80's were an incredible time to grow up - we had fashion - anybody miss the big hair - big hoops, hot pink tops with a black mini? We had the best music ever..... Adam Ant, The Police, Michael Jackson, Flock of Seagulls, Duran Duran, Oingo Boingo, and oh so many more... I love listening to flashback weekends on the radio... We had the best teen movies - courtesy of John Hughes....

Mr. Mom, Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, European Vacation, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Buller's Day Off, Some Kind of Wonderful, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone 1, 2, and 3, and Dutch to name a few...

John Hughes passed away August 6, 2009 at the age of 59. He will truly be missed..

5 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I am so sad that he is gone. The 80's were my time. They were the best. I am forever texting my husband "What's happenin', hot stuff?" and I'll never be able to do it again without feeling a little sadness.
RIP John Hughes!

TC said...

Sixteen Candles and Breakfast Club were great movies. I definitely was a fan back in the 80's. BTW- are you up for this weeks Change The World Wednesday's challenge? I have created a link list including a link to your site on my post. This will boost exposure for your blog as well as create effective linking to boost everyone's blogs in the search engines. You can view it here: http://livesmartbook.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world-wednesdays.html
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The Redhead Riter said...

He was so young! It is such a shame. The older I get, the more people's deaths affect me. I feel so mortal!

I hope you have a great day!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

That is very sad!c

Dave Scriven said...

I loved "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". John Hughes was incredible. Thanks for the eulogy.

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