RESPECT – RDP#78 – Reblog

What else could I put here that would not be Aretha Franklin? So, rather than creating my own post, I’ll just propagate this one. She was a great singer she was and we will miss her. Endlessly.

No one will fill her shoes.

Curious Steph

Aretha Franklin, aka The Queen of Soul died yesterday. What a gifted woman she was. She had a soaring voice, honed in her church choir as a child, and a fine pianist as well. Remembrances abound, not surprising given her wide appeal and range of accomplishments. Many Grammys for her singing, performing at the inaugurations of Presidents Clinton and Obama, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom of George Bush, Kennedy Honors, etc, etc.  I won’t go into much here, simply say thank you, and I appreciate all of your hard work. You have been  gift to the world, and you have my respect.

Here’s a link to Time Magazine’s photo display.

For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Respect

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Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

7 thoughts on “RESPECT – RDP#78 – Reblog”

  1. The one and only one, for sure. What I didn’t considere until she passed away is how internationally known she was. In France we heard her songs too. In fact I wrote briefly about her passing and the fact that I knew her songs way before moving to the States. A gift to all of us and particularly of course to the African American people.


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