On February 29, 2012, a part of my childhood was taken away as we lost Davy Jones of the Monkees suddenly to a heart attack. Honestly, I can't believe a year has gone by even though my life was also dramatically changed by what is now called "Super Storm" Sandy. The year since last February 29th and the months since Sandy seem to have flown by, one day blending into the next. What was once "normal" in many ways no longer is.
It was last year on a Wednesday at about 1:50 pm that I had my car radio on and heard Monkees songs rather than Beatles songs on what is usually "Beatles Wednesday". My mind raced for a moment and then the DJ said the words that I will never forget, that Davy had passed away.
I had the pleasure of experiencing the talent of Davy in concert. He was a special man whose life will live on in the music he left, his daughters and the fund that was created in his memory to care for his beloved horses. He was a man who loved to make people happy, it was so evident watching him perform, it was in his blood. Not a day has gone by that I haven't wished there was a rewind button for life -- this was a huge loss for the many who loved him, for his beloved family and pets.
So today March 1st, because there is no February 29th, I remember Davy Jones and all he stood for and contributed to our world. He will never be forgotten.