Princess Diana

It was a Saturday evening on August 30, 1997 (early Sunday morning, August 31 in France), when I saw on TV that Princess Diana was in a bad car accident in Paris.  I watched CNN’s coverage for a few hours. Back then, the internet was in the early stages, and I wasn’t connected so CNN was my go-to source for info.  Later that night, came the announcement that she died. I was stunned. I watched as much as I could before I went to sleep.

I was a Princess Di fan. I thought she handled her role with grace, dignity, and respect. I thought her husband, Prince Charles was a cad and a louse. I still do.

Princess Diana was one of the most admired individuals in the world and rightly so. Her work on landmines and with the HIV positive community reinforced an image and persona that will stand forever.

She made the royals look good.

She was taken away way too early.


It is one of the most memorable quotes in U.S. presidential history. Commentary is talking about June 12, 1987, in West Berlin. By President Ronald Reagan:

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

I liked Mikhail Gorbachev. He was key to ending the Cold War and the Soviet Union. He won the Pulitzer Prize. Then he made a Pizza Hut commercial. Go figure.


We won last night. 83-47. 32 games remain on the schedule.

I have to take my Dad to a medical appointment this morning, so I had to be brief. Sorry.

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