I could well be the last person on earth to give a flying crap about the life and times of a celebrity, any celebrity. However, I find myself unwittingly tied to Anna Nicole Smith in much the same manner as the coincidences that bound Lincoln and Kennedy – surely you remember those?
• I lost my twenty-six-year-old son in August, 2006; she lost her twenty-year-old son in September, 2006.
• Both my son and Anna Nicole Smith were taken first to Broward County Medical Center and then to the Broward County Medical Examiner’s offices.
• All the same personnel, from Medical Examiner to detectives, handled both my son and Anna Nicole.
• My son frequented the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino where Anna Nicole was found dead.
(In fact, my son, Luke, sought safe harbor at the Hard Rock during Hurricane Wilma, October, 2005, because all electricity was out in Broward County and Hard Rock has its own power plant.)Ok, so yeah, the Lincoln/Kennedy coincidences were greater in number, but still.
I don’t attach any magical importance to this little confluence of events, it just helps me remember that Anna Nicole Smith is/was a fellow human being – let her rest in peace.
(Photo of Marilyn taken by……Marilyn? How the hell did she do that? Photo of Anna Nicole Smith from http://www.popstarsplus.com)