Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Remembering Jack LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011

“I can’t die. It would ruin my image.”
Jack LaLanne, noted American fitness, exercise and nutrition expert, motivational speaker, TV personality, and father of the modern physical fitness movement, died Sunday afternoon, January 23rd at his home in Morro Bay, Calif. He was 96.
"Enjoy Yourself!"
My mother idolized Jack so I've always had a soft spot for him.  While other moms were packing twinkies and peanut butter sandwiches in their kid's lunch boxes, my mom was packing carrot and celery sticks, a little can of V-8, along with the veggie and sprout sandwiches in mine. Atopped with little notes quoting Jack: "Make it happen!," "Have a positivie attitude!," "Enjoy yourself!."

James Penha, Editor of  The New Verse News was kind enough to post my poem for Jack, "The Battlle of the Bulge," on his blog today, Tuesday January 24th along with a video clip of Jack courtesy of YouTube.  Follow the link to read the poem.

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