June 25, 2010

Katherine Jackson: "Michael Was Born With Rhythm"

Posted: 02:07 PM ET

Excerpt from Never Can Say Goodbye, The Katherine Jackson Story, by Katherine Jackson.  It can be purchased exclusively from Photos from Never Can Say Goodbye.

I always felt that Michael had talent, but I had no idea that he would achieve the level of success he did. Both myself and my husband Joseph grew up with a great love for music. As a child, I enjoyed singing with my sister, and Joe performed in a band with his brother. Soon after we got married, our home in Gary, Indiana was buzzing to the harmony of country, blues and jazz, all of which our nine children took a liking too.

Michael was born with rhythm.  As a baby, it was obvious that he loved music and dance. We had a broken down washing machine that made a racketing sound when set to a rinse cycle. Michael would sit on top of the machine with a bottle in his mouth, bopping and grooving to the rhythmic racket. Even before he could say his first words, he responded very well to sound.  I knew then that the music was in him.

Ours was a musical family.  It was not unusual to find Joseph and I singing country songs around the house when we were newlyweds. We didn’t have much money to entertain ourselves back then. I remember the time our television set broke down. We could not afford to get it fixed, so to entertain the kids, we encouraged the family to sing together with influences of popular musical acts like The Temptations. With his background in music, and my days playing clarinet in my high school band, Joe and I always had instruments lying around the house. Our kids were encouraged to experiment with music at a young age. It was Tito’s talent that got noticed first. He would borrow the guitar to practice on while Joe worked late shifts at the steel mill. The boys took turns on the instruments, intuitively learning how to compose music and vocals.

It was not long before Joseph discovered his sons' talents and decided to form The Jackson Brothers, with our three oldest sons, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine on lead vocals. Marlon and Michael soon became old enough to join their brothers on back-up vocals and percussion.  Joseph renamed the boys The Jackson Five in 1964.

After realizing the talent that was brewing, my husband reduced his shifts at the mill so he could dedicate more time into developing the group. Michael’s vocal range was evolving naturally toward what is now known as the signature sound of the group. At the time, Joseph was hesitant to let his young son bear the weight of center stage, but with my persuasion, he eventually allowed Michael to assist Jermaine on lead vocals.

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Purple Haze   June 24th, 2010 2:21 pm ET

Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you, until we meet again!

Denise   June 24th, 2010 2:27 pm ET

We love you Michael

Lynn-IL   June 24th, 2010 2:28 pm ET

Great excerpt here, but something with this project seems questionable to me. The book pops up overnight, promoted by a company ran by shady characters and a website that is confusing to say the least. Add to that the youtube clip with Mrs. Jackson looking very uncomfortable and then the annoucment that the book is being sold at the tribute on Saturday that once again does not seem to have the suppport of the family or the estate. To me it all adds up to shady business and it sickens me to think that the well-meaning and heartfelt intentions of Mrs. Jackson may have been exploited by yet another venue of vultures.

Adrienne   June 24th, 2010 2:32 pm ET

His mother always speaks the truth. She was a wonderful lady. May God Bless her and her family. Never gonna say goodbye. RIP MJ

babycarie   June 24th, 2010 2:35 pm ET

Exploit...exploit...exploit...yet no credible tribute from June 25, 2009 to date. Sad.

Judie   June 24th, 2010 2:40 pm ET

Michael had it all to bad he didin't have someone that would help him for love instead of money he still might be here....RIP KOP xoxo

ronnie   June 24th, 2010 3:03 pm ET

i'm glad she persisted or else the world would hae never know MJ! such a huge talent.

pitt03   June 24th, 2010 3:33 pm ET

God bless you Katherine. You and Joe were chosen to conceive
Isn't that amazing?
Like millions of other people; I loved Michael, I truly did.

babycarie   June 24th, 2010 3:34 pm ET

I will not purchase anything MJ as there is no way of knowing what is credible and what is exploiting, which seems to be the theme since June 25, 2009. MJ3 will be well provided for so I do not feel need to support the estate or the exploitational madness!

lola   June 24th, 2010 3:57 pm ET

Sounds like an excerpt from The Jacksons An American Dream special that has been running quite often on television. – I watch it almost every time it airs.

babycarie   June 24th, 2010 4:40 pm ET

MJ Estate Furious Over Unauthorized Documentary

Originally posted 27 minutes ago by TMZ Staff

Michael Jackson's estate is lashing out at the people behind a new MJ documentary set to debut in Japan tomorrow - claiming fans are being duped into believing the flick was authorized by Team MJ.

The estate has released a scathing statement claiming the movie is being promoted in a way that is misleading MJ's fans into believing the film - shot by former MJ confidante Marc Schaffel - was properly authorized.

The estate also makes it clear it doesn't endorse the flick and none of the profits will benefit MJ's children. They also note that the movie is not allowed to contain any of Michael's music.

Schaffel doesn't appear to be bothered - the above photo was taken moments ago at the movie premier in Tokyo ... where Schaffel took the stage and told fans Katherine Jackson sent along her best wishes.

Will it ever be about just Michael and not about how to exploit Michael??? I don't think so...

mary u from ohio   June 24th, 2010 5:02 pm ET

God Knew Michael's Furture... All things happen for a reason...
God Know of this Gifted Child before he was born..

Purple Haze   June 24th, 2010 5:08 pm ET

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.

jenna   June 24th, 2010 5:18 pm ET

What an absolutely beautiful man. You will always have my love Michael. 🙂

mary u from ohio   June 24th, 2010 5:28 pm ET

Thank you for putting up with us...

CuriousCat   June 24th, 2010 5:30 pm ET

June 24th, 2010 3:28 pm ET

Joe Jackson Linked to Unauthorized MJ Memorial
Originally posted Jun 24th 2010 8:34 AM PDT by TMZ Staff

The Michael Jackson estate and others have been asking ... who's behind an unauthorized MJ memorial set to go down Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton – now, there's a smoking gun pointed at Joe Jackson.

>>>>>>National Enquirer reported this story days ago. Joe also wanted Michaels children there to be seen and sign autographs, but Katherine has taken them out of town, thank goodness.

TRUE-TO -YOU   June 24th, 2010 5:36 pm ET

@mary my friend so true

he is gift from god this is true
sent with love for me and you
to show the world how to care
i love my king i will be there

i believe i will be there its all for love love is free

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 24th, 2010 5:44 pm ET

I received my E-copy of the book and I am looking forward to the hard copy. I purchased if because I wanted to see the photographs and read Mrs. Katherine words.

Maybe everyone could pactice a little kindness and refrain from throwing around accusations and hate for a few days. Let's just mourn Michael this weekend and celebrate his life. He was uniquely gifted, much loved and now deeply missed.

The court cases, law suits and fan fights can wait until another day.


missin MJ   June 24th, 2010 6:00 pm ET

beautiful poems True-To-You

Katherine Jackson is an amazing woman. Michael learned so much from her about love and helpings others. No wonder he loved her so much.

babycarie   June 24th, 2010 6:22 pm ET

I will not purchase anything MJ as there is no way of knowing what is credible and what is exploiting, which seems to be the theme since June 25, 2009. MJ3 will be well provided for so I do not feel the need to support the estate or the exploitational madness!

Poor did he survive in his world?? The exploitation is unbelievable, and obviously what he lived daily. I hope MJ3 are not subjected to this abuse. Even Katherine is dragged willingly or not into this financial feeding frenzy selling interviews, and now this...just too sad.
Rest in peace sweet Michael.
You are with a much better place.

cocovelvet   June 24th, 2010 6:34 pm ET


Can't believe its already one year on tomorrow since we lost our wonderful angel MJ. How I feel like its just yesterday that I heard those terrible, terrible news. My love for you MJ will live as long as I live.... REST FOREVER IN PEACE.

Candy°°   June 24th, 2010 6:43 pm ET

Do you remember the time?

I walked away but I was wrong
You’re the one that keeps me strong
You’re the fire that keeps me warm
How did I get through this storm?

A difficult day tomorrow, stay strong!

gigi   June 24th, 2010 6:59 pm ET

I agree with Lori. I order a copy of Mrs. Katherine's book, and got my ebook copy Monday night. I wanted to read Mrs. Katherine's words. Michael and his mother had a special bound. I would much rather read or hear from a mother about her loving son than from anyone else. From the few pages I have read in the ebook copy. When all is said and done at the end of the day, I feel like I am sitting right there with a mother, who is simply sharing loving memories of her son.

TRUE-TO -YOU   June 24th, 2010 7:08 pm ET


god opened up his treasure chest
and gave to us his very best
his priceless treasure with a heart of gold
one of a kind so he broke the mold
and many gifts he gave to him
the first was an angelic voice to sing
then there came that amazing rhythm we see
he said thats the talent god gave to me
he was given the innocence of a child to keep for all time
and a generosity like no other this angel divine
he was given a soul so pure and true
and a vision of love to share it with you
this angel on earth was so misunderstood
some would not believe he represented everything good
he was given the courage and faith to stand strong
and an army of love he could always lean on
so when he came asking will you still care
the army of love said yes we will be there
we have wrapped you in a shield of love
our angel on earth our gift from above
cos to you we can ever say goodbye
our love lives forever it will never die

i believe i will be there its all for love love is free

c. johnson   June 24th, 2010 7:13 pm ET

Thank You Michael . You were a great inspiration to this World you will never be forgotten

missin MJ   June 24th, 2010 8:54 pm ET

Reflections of the past year...

Many of us a year ago were just going about our everyday routines and then in one moment of time everything stood still. The news came that Michael had been taken to the hospital and we held our breaths. Then the news came that he died..... we were in shock and then we cried. Could this really be happening? Is this true? Then the journey began........

Many of us went into research mode, watching and reading everything we could about Michaels past and then trying to keep up with the stories that have come out everyday since. We listened to his music, we watched videos just trying to stay close to him, keeping him alive in our hearts.

This journey is different things to many here. For some, it is about wanting justice for Michael's death. For others, it is about wanting justice for all Michael endured through out his life. Is this journey about those who surrounded Michael and wanted to hurt him? Was Michael in danger? Or is this about an innovative film , a new adventure of Michaels? Others may just be sitting back and letting Michael tell HIStory. We don't have the answers yet, but time will reveal some or maybe all in the end. Regardless of the reason, it has brought many people together , from every corner of the earth. Who else but Michael could do this! I know that my life has certainly been affected by this journey.

Friendships have been forged here and even some lost. Perhaps we have come to learn more about love, respect, tolerance and forgiveness here. Even at times when posts were not said in love, ones eventually come back and start again, recognizing imperfections and what it is truly all about, that it's all for L.O.V.E.

No matter what our individual reasons for this journey are and what the outcome may be in the end, one of the most important aspects of it has been and always will be is MICHAEL'S MESSAGE. This message is reflected in his music, his life, everything he did and stood for. He shared this vision with the world one of LOVE.

MIchael told us to put "our hearts on the line."

Michael said "We Are The World" and it is up to us to "make that change" so that we can help "Heal The World."

Michael said that "just sending your love has the power to heal, so let's all give."

Michael said that "faith is found in the winds all we have to do is reach for the "truth".

and so many more..... too much to mention all of them.

I particularly find some of the lyrics from "Cry" to be profound right now

"Somebody shakes when the wind blows
Somebody's missing a friend, hold on
Somebody's lacking a hero
And they have not a clue when it's all gonna end

Stories buried and unfold
Someone is hiding the truth, hold on
When will this mystery unfold
And will the sun ever shine
In the blind man's eyes when he cries?

You can change the world
(I can't do it by myself)
You can touch the sky
(Gonna take somebody's help)
You're the chosen one
(I'm gonna need some kind of sign)
If we all cry at the same time tonight"

We truly are "missing a friend." Stories buried and unfold, is someone "hiding the truth?" We don't know when "this mystery will unfold." We don't know "when it's all gonna end."

The last time " we all cried at the same time tonight" was when Michael "died." Will there be a time soon when we will all cry again, but for another reason? Is this what it is all about? Michael can't do it by himself, "gonna take somebody's help." The question then becomes,
"Will You Be There?"

and the journey continues........Keep the faith,.....Stay strong

babycarie   June 24th, 2010 8:55 pm ET

Yes...we need to be Michael's voice...the voice he no longer has!!!!
For Michael's legacy!!!!!
For the legacy of The King of Pop!!!!
Thank you Garrett!!!

Judie   June 24th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

A year has gone by like no other
his presence is missed just like a brother
he was sent from the heavens above
oh how we miss the man with the glove
he changed us all as we began to look
he gave and gave and they just took
he is at peace now I am sure in my heart
at home in heaven never to part
know that we love you and will always fight
for truth and justice till all is right
be happy sweet one and you will see
you changed our world for you and me

In Loving Memory of ~Michael Jackson ~

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   June 24th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Woke up this morning with a heavy heart.
Already one year, MJ had left us.
But he wil be forever in our hearts.
The world is still mourning.

Lea   June 24th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

MIss you Michael. Will be remembering you fondly tomorrow. Rest in peace. Sing with the angels. You will alway be the music in my heart.

babycarie   June 24th, 2010 10:28 pm ET

c. johnson June 24th, 2010 7:13 pm ET
Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 24th, 2010 9:31 pm ET
Lea June 24th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

You are not alone...we all are here to mourn our sweet Michael and hope that he will finally be left alone to rest in peace. Michael deserves to rest in peace.

That is lovely.

esther   June 24th, 2010 10:34 pm ET

Love you and miss you Michael. In my heart I just hope where ever you are you are happy and also you could see how much we love and miss you.

doubtingthomas2010   June 24th, 2010 11:00 pm ET

Stay Strong and Positive. Celebrate the Message!!!!!!

"Pixie Dust "   June 24th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

doubtingthomas2010,Strong and positive ,thanks for always reminding us.Sending (Smiles) your way.

Maria Copelli   June 24th, 2010 11:29 pm ET

Missing M.J. That was a beautiful true comment ,straight from your heart ,Thank you so much,Love Maria C.

Lori in Massachusetts   June 24th, 2010 11:44 pm ET

God Bless his children, all his family, real friends & fans it's going to be a tough day.

Thank You Michael for 30 years of wonderful memories, I'll cherish them always!

Sing, dance, play & rest with the angels ~ I love you

TheMo0nWalKeR   June 25th, 2010 12:00 am ET

I'm glad MJ is finally getting the respect now that he deserved in his life. His life & death was so tragic. I do feel like what someone else said here. That his legacy is being exploited especially since Sony threw him under the bus a long time ago. I felt they turned there back on Michael when he needed them the most... He made more money for them then any other artist & even more after death. They didn't appreciate him.

I still haven't spent a dime on his merchandise or music since he died because of it. But still may buy this coffee table book by Katherine. Because I know she loves and misses Michael badly. i feel her pain.

Thanx Larry King for your support. You are a real King just like MJ was..

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   June 25th, 2010 12:01 am ET


The whole day from this morning,,most of our radio and TV stations air and play all Michael's songs and everything MJ.
He's BIG here.
I cried when I heard my fave song Will You Be There. And the two evergreen songs – I'll Be there and Ben – when I was young and beautiful

Barbara   June 25th, 2010 12:20 am ET

I can't believe it has been a year. I remember EXACTLY where I was when I heard the devastating news. I hope the family is doing fine.

Love you Michael ♥

Lynn-IL   June 25th, 2010 12:56 am ET

Missing MJ-
Thank you for your "reflections" post. I completely agree with everything you said!! I love the part about Michael telling us HIStory!! The saving grace of this year has been the privilage to learn more about the Man Michael Jackson. Every day, through researching his words and deeds I learn a little bit more about the gift that we have all been given through the life of this incredible man. Without exaggeration, this year has truly changed how I live my life for the better!! I hope that the knowledge of the truth of Michael continues to grow and grow with each passing year. Thanks again for your words!!

Lori-Justice For MJ-
Good to see you again. I look forward to celebrating Michael's life with you all throughout the weekend. I too support Mrs. Jackson completely and love hearing her memories. I just hope that she is being treated with respect and not being exploited in any way. Anyway, like you said, that discussion is for a different day. This weekend is all about celebrating Michael!! look forward to chatting with you and the old gang!

Lynn-IL   June 25th, 2010 1:05 am ET

Thank You for putting up with the good the bad and the ugly of this blog for the past year; and most of all for giving us a place to laugh, and cry, and grow together. Thank you.

Maura   June 25th, 2010 1:32 am ET

That's so sweet and cute that Michael would dance to the rhythm of the washing machine. I could picture him...a cute lil baby getting into the rhythm. 🙂 🙂 Awwwwww

Michael I love you so very much. Forever army of L.O.V.E. I'm here for you 🙂

doubtingthomas2010   June 25th, 2010 1:37 am ET

Stay Strong and Positive. Celebrate the Message!!!!!

Celebrate Micheal's LIFE Today!!!!!!!!

pat davis   June 25th, 2010 1:46 am ET

@ TRUE & Judie.....Absolutely beautiful poems.....

I'm feeling lightheaded....June 25th is going to be a long day isn't it 🙁 ?

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 25th, 2010 1:55 am ET

@TRUE-TO -YOU June 24th, 2010 7:08 pm ET

This is special what you have written and we will keep the faith.

@missin MJ June 24th, 2010 8:54 pm ET

Reflections of the past year...
Beautifully said.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 25th, 2010 2:06 am ET

Love the picture slide and yes, Michael was definitely born with rhythm and a lot more I think. He was given a gift to share with the world.

We need to celebrate his life and put the negativity away. To remember the positive things he did and how that beautiful smile of his could light up the world.

Forever in our hearts he will stay.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 25th, 2010 2:26 am ET

I am glad Mrs Katherine Jackson is putting out something like this. Such a lot of talent in one family and it gives us an insight into their family life and how it all began. Thank you Mrs Jackson.

simon says   June 25th, 2010 2:29 am ET

Bless you Katherine.
Remember, its just a day like any other.
When in doubt., look within your own heart.

Sabina   June 25th, 2010 2:42 am ET


missin MJ   June 25th, 2010 3:22 am ET

Wish all a beautiful day today!

It will be one full of love, tears, smiles, hope, and remembrance. What a year this has been for us all for personal growth and for a renewed strength to reach out to others and to our earth.


Thank you so much for allowing us a place to come together to share our thoughts and feelings this past year. May it continue in love and peace.

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 25th, 2010 3:42 am ET

@Lynn-IL Hi!! It's good to see you too and to remember the times. Like us all wanting those Swarvoski crystal studded boots. And Nicole bedazzling an orange prison jumpsuit for you-know-who! It has been a long year working through the stages of grief. I am not sure if I have made it all the way through, yet.


Mary-Jane   June 25th, 2010 5:20 am ET

The greatest loss of all..... is the death of your child. It will tear your heart to shreds as you bleed and writhe from the pain, ripping families apart as everyone deals with their sorrow and grief differently.

Katherine is profoundly mourning the loss of her son. She is immersed in the sorrow of her loss. Her heart deeply aches .... this is the threshold where emotional pain has moved into the physical pain.

My heart breaks for Katherine, Paris, Prince and Blanket ...... their terrible untimely loss of their beloved son and father. The loss of one individual touches the hearts of many.

The death of Michael touches the hearts of millions around the world.

Rest in Peace sweet Prince of time....

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 25th, 2010 5:22 am ET

@Missing MJ
hello girl. I just had to tell you I really enjoyed your post. Well, sdpell out and made your point very clear. I agree with you post 100%. Thank you for sharing with us all. Hugs , Love & blessing Letta

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 25th, 2010 5:36 am ET

Good Morning Everyone or Afternoon whichever it may fall into.
Today is the date of Michael Suppose to be death, but in my heart I feel that he is very much alive. Doing things that he miss out on while dedicating his life to music and his fans, Today, to me is a celebration for Michael, not sadness as some may have it. I am a Believer and will continue to be one. So, my day will be nothing but Michael Day of nothing but music and happiness for him. Because, wherever he may be he is enjoying the peace of mine along with his kids, and family. Michael the Superstar shall always be with us in memory, and Michael the person will always be in the Hearts of his Children. With all my Love to Michael ...Hugs & Love & Lot's of Blessings. Letta

Life is a matter of passing the time enjoyably. There may be other things in life, but I’ve been too busy passing my time enjoyably to think verily deeply about them.( Peter Cook)

Don’t waste a minute being unhappy. If one window closes – run to the next window – or break down a door.

sanmike   June 25th, 2010 6:45 am ET

Yes, Michael has the rhythm in his blood. Michael, you are wonderful! Love you so much!

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 8:03 am ET

One year ago seems so surreal.

Maria Copelli   June 25th, 2010 8:13 am ET

@ALL, Good day to every single one here!
I wanted to share this tweet from Jodi Gomes.'stya hopeful,because the greatest entertainer of all time is finally resting safely '. also ...'The geatest distance onn earth is not North and South ,It is when I am right in front of you ,and you do not know that I Love You.' (unknown )
These were from Jodi Gomes ,last 2 days tweets ...Thank you Maria C.

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 8:42 am ET

My mother was torn apart when my brother died...she was catatonic...and so I cannot even imagine what Katherine is going through, is being pushed into. he is struggling with doing what is right, what she is told to do...and struggling with being a mom who is grieving the death of her son. My heart aches for her...and I hope she and MJ3 find some peace today. Bless them.

monkey   June 25th, 2010 8:48 am ET

Taken from us, gone too soon, we will remember him ....

mariam   June 25th, 2010 8:50 am ET

Gone Too Soon
This memoir is for MJ,

Growing up 20 years ago your music gave me inspiration and love. I felt for the first time the following things about life.

H appiness
U understanding
M eaning
B eauty
L ove
E mpathy

Thanks for giving us this beauty and teaching us what it is to be alive. 20 years later I still feel happy when I listen to your songs. I get a kick out of your music. I don't know why but I do. I smile and feel elated. Katherine thanks for such a wonderful person.
You will always live in our hearts Mj even if you are gone.
Justice for MJ from Fans all over the world.

nann   June 25th, 2010 9:02 am ET

I think about Michael every day....his strong message gave me the sense of my life...thank you to open my eyes. I love you Michael more, you are in my heart forever!

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 9:21 am ET

We miss you Michael... 4ever the GREATEST! Please RT let him here this in heaven. about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter Retweeted by jodigomes and 100+ others
Its been exactly 1 year since we lost MICHAEL JACKSON & I am still grieving. This planet misses ur energy. U R & always will B loved MJ. about 6 hours ago via UberTwitter Retweeted by jodigomes and 100+ others
Can't believe its been a year without the legend... He lives on forever in our hearts + spirit!! RIP MICHAEL!!! about 6 hours ago via web Retweeted by jodigomes and 100+ others
August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009 2:26pm about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 25th, 2010 9:33 am ET

@Simon Say
Good Morning. WB...have not sen you post since the last time. Hope that your day is going well. That was a nice comment that you said to Mrs K Jackson, giving her blessings. Hope that you enjoying this Michael day aswell. Hugs, love, & blessings your way. letta

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   June 25th, 2010 9:36 am ET

@Jesse, Auckland, NZ

Do you watch the World Cupl?
I am a soccer mum. Didn't miss a single match so far.
NZ is doing well this time.
But France and Italy are sent packing home.
I am cheering for all countries but England.

stuci   June 25th, 2010 9:50 am ET

Hi Ladys!
I turned on this blog today with very hevy heart.We all talked about ,how we gat to know 1 vear ago the bad news,this is a memory,that non of us will forgat.For me today all come back.The shock,that i couldnt beliveve,i couldnt axept for 1-2 days,thenn i just crayed in secret,so my family woul not see,couse speachely my husband would say i am crasy,but it was so hard to hide,souse i neaded to cray every moment,even i am not the tipe of person,who usualy crying with tears.Now i am siting here,and reading everybody tuching comment in a same situation,couse i swalowing non stopp to not to cry infront of my family,and remembering how was 25. juny last year.Pver 1 year nobody gat in jail,and only dr Murray hes bin charged with wery litle charge.If he ever have to pay for what he did,that will be something very smol,and nobody else (AEG) have to take any responsible.It is just horrible!I am not God believer,but the only thing can make me feel better,is to thinking about,if there is a life after life,thenn Michael see how much he is bin loved by millions,and this millions knows,how much he gave and help peaples,childrens and Earth.What he did was not just nothing.The world will remember him and what he did forever!He is a Legend!

helen   June 25th, 2010 10:04 am ET

@ Letta @ Maria C.

Yes, it is a celebration! Happy Michael Jackson Day! 🙂

Today is guaranteed to be full of contradictions, mixed emotions, laughter, tears for many, reflection, and have all the elements that the greatest show on earth should be made up of! Katherine wants to know what really happened, has given a "paid interview" to Dateline, and is heartbroken while grinning ear to ear promoting her new book with nude online gambling guy. 🙄 😆 Karen Faye and Michael Bush tell about making Michael up for his big day, withstanding formaldehyde for hours in order to do their work for Mike, and placing him in the coffin! (Only in the world of Michael Jackson could such things be happening). lol All the characters are fully cast for this weekend on mainstream media sources for the benefit of the general public. Mike is such a genius! The truth was never told about Michael via mainstream media. Most who will see all of this via mainstream media aren't aware of "the show" that is going on behind the curtain. But then again, that's just how Mike wants it!

Happy Anniversary, Mike! We love you, and YES, we will be there! 🙂 🙂

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 25th, 2010 10:20 am ET

@Maria C.
Good morning to you. Glad to see you up and posting. Thank you for the post @8:13 am. Hope that your day is starting out wonderful even though we both know what day it is? Well, for myself I've have not been to sleep yet.(LOL), but I am enjoying the morning so far with hazel creme coffee, hope that you are enjoying your tea. I pray that this day be a calm and peaceful day. Let's hope that we all come together and talk about the wondergul things pertaining to michael. Hugs , Love, & Blessings ...Letta

TRUE-TO -YOU   June 25th, 2010 11:23 am ET

you are the air that i breathe
you are the truth i believe
you paid an awful price
for loving and being nice
you did not let hate in your heart
in your life it has no part
instead your love grew and grew
an angel on earth whos love is true
a heart of gold
is the key you hold
it cannot decieve
its love i believe
a mighty task what can you do
call an army of love to believe in you
to spread the message around the globe
a story of love needs to be told
it took a death for some to see
that life and love belong to he
and some cannot still find the way
to believe that love is here to stay

i believe i will be there its all for love love is free

missin MJ   June 25th, 2010 11:50 am ET


Hi girl, I hope you are doing well. Enjoyed your post as well. Today is a day for happiness, love, music and dancing. Just what Michael would want. Hugs and blessings to you.

ibelieve25   June 25th, 2010 12:02 pm ET

@ Simon
Nice to see you back here friend. Hope you are well.

Michael, thank you for a wonderful journey. You are the best. You have brought together people from all over the world in your honor. No other person can say they have accomplished such an act of love as you. There will never be enough words to express the gratitude due to you for everything you have done for this planet, for the children and for your fans.
No matter where the journey leads, I am thankful to have been a part of it. Thankful for the wonderful friends I have made along the way, the bonds we have made came from the love you sent our way. You exemplify goodness, compassion, and love in all you do. Even though I am sure you have had your moments of anger, depression, sadness, you have always composed yourself to show us how to love each other in-spite of the hate, the anger, the devastation. You challenge us to be better, to make a change, to see the world needs us to heal it and ourselves. Today Michael, I do not celebrate the passing of the entertainer, rather the awakening of the world. This day does not change my own personal beliefs. For many, they see it as a day of pain. I know you want to wrap your arms around us all, to comfort those with falling tears. Bless you Michael for all you have done, and all you continue to do.

"Pixie Dust "   June 25th, 2010 12:24 pm ET

True-To-You, your poem is oh so true ,thanks for sharing.(Smiles) to you.

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 25th, 2010 12:39 pm ET

Hey girl, hope that your day is going well today. I just loved your post girl,. thank you for all that you have said, I personally could not had said it better. helen, everytime you it always brings a smile to my face. I really again with your post 100 percent and look forward to more comments to come. Thank you and have a Blessed Day. Hugs, Love & Blessings. Letta

Hello girl, your post was very well stated and I enjoyed reading it. Glad to know what Michael has done or brought into your life. See you later at what Mr A calls it 'House of Love". later. Hug, Loves 7 Blessings...letta

TRUE-TO -YOU   June 25th, 2010 1:08 pm ET

@pixie dust my friend so true

here is a smile i am sending your way
and later on i will stop to play
my fingers are getting black and blue
there are so many blogs to visit to
but i dont mind its all for love
for our angel with the glove

i believe i will be there its all for love love is free

"Pixie Dust "   June 25th, 2010 2:48 pm ET

True-To-You.,thanks,I love your little rhyme.I will be here.Sending many (Smiles) from the heart.

"Pixie Dust "   June 25th, 2010 4:06 pm ET

Nola, thank you for sharing the link to MJ tribute song.It was beautifully done.(Smiles) to you.

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 25th, 2010 5:09 pm ET

Oh, Harvey, really? Remember what happened last year when you said Michael should have a shrine in Las Vegas....


babycarie   June 25th, 2010 5:24 pm ET

Beautiful service. Lots of love in room for the few of us blessed to join. I feel relieved to go forth 2day & spread LOVE as it should be. about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

At Forest Lawn for private ceremony. Very humbling... Again. Sunflowers beautiful & sun shining bright for us on this day God made RIP MJ about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck

June 25, 2009 the King of Pop went home to rest with the King of Kings, where he found true love. Love u always #michaeljackson about 6 hours ago via web

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 5:24 pm ET

Jodigomes tweets on last post...sorry

polly   June 25th, 2010 5:38 pm ET

His life was shortened but he has accomplished so much. Michael´s music will live forever. Like Michelangelo, MJ aspired to achieve work that outlived the artist and he has done so beautifully.

TRUE-TO -YOU   June 25th, 2010 6:11 pm ET

@lori my friend

the michael zone is having fun
the stories they are posting on number one
it seems to be a busy day
cos even larry has time to play
you close your eyes and count to ten
and bam a new blog appears again
it seems someone does like a joke
i do believe its that special bloke
he really has us on our toes
its quite funny i think he knows
so i will send my thanks to him
you have me laughing mr king
i am working day and night you will find
but its all for love and i dont mind

i believe i will be there its all for love love is free

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 6:13 pm ET

This is a terrible way to blog...takes too long and not instant feedback/correspondence like blogs should be.

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 6:14 pm ET

Very nicely stated!!

Maura   June 25th, 2010 6:18 pm ET

I can never express how much you mean to me. There's simply not enough words! There are many things to thank you for. First, I thank you for being the virtuous, compassionate, caring human being that you are. Then I want to thank you for the beautiful and amazing music,dance, short films and inspiring me. I still can not thank you enough.... I love you Michael and thank you for letting me be on this journey with you. Army of L.O.V.E. I'm here my love....always.

Maria Copelli   June 25th, 2010 6:24 pm ET

Helen You have Mail .Love Maria C.

JShabazz   June 25th, 2010 7:21 pm ET

So, here it is~~~ the confusion & completely “bad” reporting on Joseph Jackson should be minimal now. Mr. J. Jackson doesn’t help the situation with some of his comments at less than best times. He is a typical Afrikan (in Amerika) parent in having strived to motivate his children to have a better lifestyle than that which he grew-up in. Katherine’s words: “Michael’s vocal range was evolving naturally toward what is now known as the signature sound of the group. At the time, Joseph was hesitant to let his young son bear the weight of center stage, but with my persuasion, he eventually allowed Michael to assist Jermaine on lead vocals. “
It would be good to read that someone in journalism ( and I am assuming reporters of the twenty-first century have a college education) has researched and reported unbiased facts.

JShabazz   June 25th, 2010 7:26 pm ET

So, here it is~~~ the confusion & completely “bad” reporting on Joseph Jackson should be minimal now. Mr. J. Jackson doesn’t help the situation with some of his comments at less than best times. He is a typical Afrikan (in Amerika) parent in having strived to motivate his children to have a better lifestyle than that which he grew-up in. Katherine’s words: “Michael’s vocal range was evolving naturally toward what is now known as the signature sound of the group. At the time, Joseph was hesitant to let his young son bear the weight of center stage, but with my persuasion, he eventually allowed Michael to assist Jermaine on lead vocals. “
It would be good to read that someone in journalism ( and I am assuming reporters of the twenty-first century have a college education) has researched and reported unbiased facts.

sandyhouston   June 25th, 2010 8:46 pm ET

And so I return to the place where it all started for me after learning of Michael's passing. I was devastated then and heartbroken now. My comfort comes in knowing where he is now, his Eternal home. At peace with a heart full of joy.
Michael thank you for making me a better person. I will carry on the words you spoke...."But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to."
My prayers go out to the Jackson family. I could see on your faces today that the grief has never left you. May you find a little comfort in seeing and knowing how much love and respect Michael's fans have for him. Paris, Prince and Blanket ~ take your daddy's love and his love of God and carry it with you always. Make your daddy proud in whatever you do in life. God bless you sweet angels. <3

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 25th, 2010 8:57 pm ET

@Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 25th, 2010 9:36 am ET

@Jesse, Auckland, NZ

Do you watch the World Cupl?
I am a soccer mum. Didn't miss a single match so far.
NZ is doing well this time.
But France and Italy are sent packing home.
I am cheering for all countries but England.
Hi there! No I haven't been following the World Cup and meant to get up and watch New Zealand's play-off but I darnwell slept through it. Maybe just as well, as unfortunately they didn't make it. But thank you, they were doing quite well. Now Australia is headhunting our Soccer Coach I see. Lol.

I heard someone say, they think that Brazil might win it. Good luck to them all.

I used to watch alI the games in the past, but will only be watching the final game as I have high blood pressure and I don't think it will be very good for it, watching them all now. The build-up is just too much for me.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 25th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Hi to Everyone!

Remembering Michael with fondness on this day and evermore.

Just like to say that is a beautiful picture above of Michael with his parents. Also, I think that Michael was born with a God-given talent, but that he also worked darn hard at it too, which his family members have testified to before as well.

Nothing comes easy even with a great talent. I don't think it is easy as an overnight success thing. They would have been working hard at their craft for sometime I think, before the success ever came.

But it was probably written in the stars for Michael.

I remember Elvis saying that he knew that he was going to become famous and why was he chosen. Maybe Michael knew himself too somewhere along the line.

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 25th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Things I love about you

Your eyes,
which first held me, Captivated
where I stood.........

Your smile,
to dazzle the sun,
and warm every corner of my soul.

Your voice,
like a sparkling mountain stream,
which flows into my heart.

Your walk, and you take my
breath away, with your

Your hair, which cascades
onto your face, while you
dance around the dance

Your arms and hands,
when they move
around and about on the dance floor.
Just thinking about you
When you show us all what love is,
What it’s all about....

Everything you are,
changed the way I feel about my life......

I love you.

babycarie   June 25th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Michael Jackson bloggy...hello!!!

Heidi   June 25th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Hi Lori,

Can you believe it's been a year?

Here are we are still chatting!


butterfly   June 25th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

@Purple Haze June 24th, 2010 2:21 pm ET

Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you, until we meet again!


As in Life and in Death!
Love is eternal.

We love you Michael – You rock our world. Thank you!

lois48   June 25th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Hey Heidi – yes, it has been a long tough year for all of us....full of tears, memories and smiles .... I hope Lori is around tonight too.

There was a special group of us (the original bloggers) at the beginning in the summer and I can remember the long hot summer nights blogging sharing our memories and thoughts about Michael.

We miss you Michael.

Heidi   June 25th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Hey lois,

Yes it was!

I hope that all the original bloggers come back tonight and blog!


Mary-Jane   June 25th, 2010 9:52 pm ET


Beautiful poem...

Candy   June 25th, 2010 10:30 pm ET

Very nice.

"Pixie Dust "   June 25th, 2010 10:55 pm ET

letta(beLIEve,Very beautiful poem,thanks for sharing,Sending (Smiles) to you.

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 25th, 2010 10:59 pm ET

@Heidi & Lois48
Good Evening. Glad to see you where it all started for us all a year ago. It is so hard to keep up with seven different blogs. But glad to see you posted on here at lease. LOL. Hug, Love & Blessings. Letta

@Mary – Jane & Candy.
Good Evening to you both,. Thank you , it took me a while to get the words right the way I am feeling. Glad to know that some enjoy reading it. Hugs, & Lovwe & B;essings...letta

Mary-Jane   June 25th, 2010 11:48 pm ET

@Purple Haze June 24th, 2010 2:21 pm ET

Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you, until we meet again!


I wish that were true!!!

I once had someone I loved very much say goodbye to me and was killed that night! So goodbye to me is often equated with death......

Mary-Jane   June 25th, 2010 11:49 pm ET


Sweet Letta (( Hugs ))

mama Zebra :   June 26th, 2010 1:37 am ET

miss king of pop. but Always have you in my heart. You left but left use your memory. your music. Rest in Peace. Love you M.J.

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 26th, 2010 2:57 am ET

@lois and @ heidi! So good to see you back here on the bloggies where we all first met last year. Seems like the questions we all had back then, we still have now. Sad, really.

I would love to see everyone back here. Maybe we will even get a visit from the original The Informer!!! Oh and Gene, if you are reading, please post! I miss you!

Wow Larry so many bloggies in one day. I can hardly keep up.


Angel Pie   June 26th, 2010 4:09 am ET

@ Simon –
Great to see you post again. That is very beautiful what you stated to Mrs. Katherine Jackson.

@ Helen –
I enjoyed your post. Looks like the great master is still at work. Time goes by the story unfolds little by little. So I guess we just sit back and watch.

@ Letta –
That is such a beautiful poem you posted.

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 26th, 2010 5:40 am ET

If you sit down at set of sun,
and count the acts that you have done.
And, counting, find one self-denying deed,
one word that eased the heart of him who
heard—one glance most kind, that fell
One glance most kind,
like sunshine where it went–
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the live long day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay–
If, through it all you’ve nothing done,
that you can trace, that brought the
sunshine to one face, no act most small
that helped some soul and nothing cost,
then count that day as worse than all.
Then count that day as worse than

mikidut   June 26th, 2010 6:02 am ET


Vicky   June 26th, 2010 12:23 pm ET

I agree with "babycarie". This book, although I am sure its all true about Michael and a beautiful book as well, BUT its just another way to exploit Michael. There has been no tribute to him that DOESN'T in some way make money for someone and that includes some members of his family. Look at the money making tribute going on today at the Beverly Hilton!! Joe is behind that. Joe was behind the book. I would LOVE to have a copy of the book, but I wont buy it because I know the money will end up in Joe's pocket. Michael on purpose excluded Joe from his will. Michael didn't want Joe getting his cash. I wont help Joe get some of it now. Yes Joe brought his sons to fame, BUT that doesn't mean he can exploit them for his own selfish purposes and that's all hes doing with Michael s memory. Last year when Michael died, Michael wasn't even cold and Joe is out there in front of the Encino home pushing for a record deal!! How sad is that?? Too bad Michael didn't have the help he needed who actually loved him for HIM instead of for his money!! Michael would still be here for sure. I loved and STILL love Michael for HIM. I don't care about his money!! RIP Micheal. You are always in MY heart.

Roxarama   June 26th, 2010 2:20 pm ET

Michael has always been the soundtrack to my life. My kids now know about his every dance move, his dedication to his craft, the crazy way the world treated him and how he made living through that era so much better. His influences go way beyond music – fashion – he put Ed hardy on the map, leather jackets, sequins, even lady gaga, beyonce, usher, got a career boost as record companies scrambled to fill the void. I now donate more to charity in his honor as I try to do my bit to heal the world. MJ – thank you so much for everything you ever did – I can't imagine how dreary the world would have been if you had never been in it. I love your childlike innocence, the fact you saw good in everyone, your spoken voice – I could listen to all day, your smile, your laugh, your hands – your everything. There is a special place in my heart where my love for you will stay alive forever

sada   June 26th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Last year when Michael died, Michael wasn't even cold and Joe is out there in front of the Encino home pushing for a record deal!! How sad is that??


Times change, people on the other hand, don't! Joe was at it again yesterday (on the anniversary of his son's passing) , while being interviewed on in Cleveland, he promotes his new "artist" a rapper by the name of Niccolio. the rapper was awful!!

Maura   June 27th, 2010 4:38 am ET

love your poem my friend 🙂 lots of love

@Angel Pie
Great to see you here. I hope you are well and haven't been working too hard. lots of love

Maura   June 27th, 2010 4:41 am ET

Great post my friend. 🙂 lots of love

yasmine   June 27th, 2010 8:23 am ET

Michael Started His Talent When He Was Only 5 Years Old !
He Didn't Even Had A Childhood Only Rehersals, But Of Course He Did Great 😛

I Love You Michael, R.I.P <3

shirlb   June 27th, 2010 1:52 pm ET

I love the whole Jackson Family, and as a mother I can't begin to imagine how Cathrine Jackson is feeling even today. I can well imagine she loves all her kids and so does Joesph, and yes he beat his kids there was nothing wrong with that, who knows had he not beat them or raise them the way he did, who know how they would grow up. You know at these men and women and any one can see they are respecable people, some of us will do any thing to distroy others because of jealousy. Micheal was a good man and i believed him then when he said he was innocent and I still do. Especially now that the FBI has cleared him of these charges saying they were false. Mother Jackson be strong, God Bless you and your family and keep prayer for them, we Love You All.

Lynn M.   June 27th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

You are sorely missed Michael. Well wishes to your family.

Nicole   June 27th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

I Love You, Michael Jackson! The Greatest Entertainer the every lived. I pray his children and the Jackson Family!

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 27th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

hey girl....Thank you so much for your comment glad that you enjoyed my post, Love, Hugs, & blessing Letta

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 28th, 2010 12:46 am ET

WOW.. Did anyone see the BET Awards tonight.
Chris Brown did a Michael jackson Tribute and he was really good i must say. Billy Jean was WOW, but when it came to Man in the Mirror, he broke down and started crying. It was like I could feel his pain, so to speak. It could now handle it. I say this to say That Michael has a deep emotion on people and if Chris Brown got emotional when he went to sing Man in the Mirror, and went to crying with him. Michael we Love you where ever you are. Letta

Marcia Moore   June 28th, 2010 1:08 am ET

Michael was light and love. Much like Jesus the Christ, Michael was often musunderstood, assumed to be different than he really was, victimized, and crucified by those who did not understand his purity and the goodness that he exuded. Shame on them. It is the darkness within themselves that they projected on to Michael. How typical!

Marcia Moore   June 28th, 2010 1:12 am ET

Thank you Michael for the love, the light, the dance, and the music. We never can say goodbye!

Laura Blackstock   June 28th, 2010 1:24 am ET

Would love to have a DVD of The Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson when they first started out in the music business. Like when they were with Motown and some of the clips when they were on TV. That would be great. I remember watching them on American Bandstand and Sonny and Cher Show. I would save all my babysitting money to buy their albums. Absolutely love them all. I hope Katherine Jackson sees this . This would be a real treasure to all Michael's fans! May he rest in peace and God Bless his family and his children.

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 28th, 2010 5:34 am ET

@Angie Pie
Hey girl. Hope that your morning is starting off well considering it a new week and Monday. Here is a little something to get your started my friend. Love, Hugs, and Blessings to you. Letta

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 28th, 2010 5:36 am ET

To be happy, to not add tp your possessions, but subtract from your desires.

Cultivate caring and generosity. Happiness is the natural state of a loving heart.

Happy people roll with the punches. They know from experience that everything changes. Today’s good fortune may vanish tomorrow; today’s crises may turn out to be tomorrow’s good fortune.

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 28th, 2010 5:37 am ET

To pursue joy is to lose it. The only way to get it is to follow steadily the path of duty, without thinking of joy, and then, like sheep, it comes most surely, unsought. A. Marc Lauren

resident of Arizona   June 28th, 2010 4:07 pm ET

I know Michael Jackson is up there smiling and dancing around and I bet he is just so happy and free from all the sadness and hurt but he will always love everyone around the world.
Rest in Peace Michael J. Jackson 🙂

LoveConquersAll   June 28th, 2010 5:32 pm ET

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.” BUDDHA

WE do have the power within ourselves...
WE can change the world for the better.
WE need to be aware of what is happening, try to gather some understanding, then spring our thoughts into action...Thoughts of empathy, compassion, goodness, and kindness.

Actions DO speak louder than words. Some people learn more in a visual sense...Set by example. The choice is theirs if they choose to follow. They may not, but then we cannot give up, never lose hope.

Love and miss you, Michael...You stole our hearts!

Much L.O.V.E to everyone!

Restless Soul   June 29th, 2010 12:58 am ET

@Everyone....I read all these posts and I want to say to you:

Never underestimate what you bring to another- for there is always someone somewhere loving you and thankful for the love you gave them.

What a lovely article to read. The comments written to each other and about MJ are just so lovely.. It just shows you that even though there are people you have never met here, there or anywhere, somehow, we seem to manage to inspire and simply love.

I'm just a lil sentimental today...

@LoveConquersall: thank you for a gentle reminder of faith.
@my friends here- you all are so lovely. You know I love you dearly.

wishing everyone a lovely day or evening. Much love and hugs to you.

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 29th, 2010 5:53 am ET

True freedom is an inner thing. It is a state of mind. It is a
deliberate exercise of choice. Thus, if we think we are
bound by external forces, we are deceiving ourselves

letta(IbeLIEve)   June 29th, 2010 5:56 am ET

The questions you ask consistently will create enervation
or enjoyment, indignation or inspiration, misery or magic.
Ask the questions that will uplift your spirit and push you
along the path of human excellence.
Tony Robbins

LoveConquersAll   June 29th, 2010 4:38 pm ET

@ Restless Soul
Thank you for your kind comment.
I tend to be sentimental every day it seems.
And yes, we can all give off and receive inspiration from each other for it is a mighty powerful thing!

Wishing you a lovely day and a pleasant evening.
Much Love and Hugs to you!!!

HOLLYROCK   July 6th, 2010 11:05 pm ET


Maria Copelli   July 8th, 2010 12:27 pm ET

Hollyrock,I am happy your heart has been softened......We dont know the ins and outs of Michaels personal life,or his Moms,it really is and should be private matters ,to the extent it can be. But Katherine did the best she could do under her circumstances! We must remeber the J5 shot into fame ,overnite! We as parents do the best we can do ....and it hurts us ,when others feel we could have done so much better or more ,than our lives the time, may have allowed us to do! No One is Perfect ,no one! I appreciate your honsety ,and humility....Thank you so much Love ,Maria C.

HOLLYROCK   July 9th, 2010 10:42 am ET


Maria Copelli   July 11th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

Hollyrock,,Thank you for the nice comment! I look forward to reading more from you Holly .Love Maria C.P.s. yes the scriptures are very clear on us not Judging anyone,and who could cast the first stone indeed? I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sharing this most important reminders! Love again Maria C.
Mr A. good evening to you! It has been most challenging to get ones comments through ,as you well know! But please know you are loved very very much ,and appreciated too! I hope you will sleep on that highly recommended 'marshmallow' pillow! smile....Maybe someday soon we will share that pot of tea! I hope most of all u had a nice sunny day ,and maybe you stopped and looked up at the puffy clouds ,and imagined some formations....
I hope to see you soon Mr A,you are truly the 'rainbow ' after the storm. I say this with Love ,and many warm hugs .....for you ...Maria C.

Wayne   July 18th, 2010 6:23 pm ET

What a wonderful story. And I think that photo of Micheal and his parents is so cool.

Isn't it amazing to hear it from the moth of his mother. What she first saw and noticed about her child. The stories are special. And then to think it's just luck or is it God that blessed the child with talent. I think it's blessings. He was meant to be Micheal and he was. Well I have been a fan always.. and knowing a tad what it is like have a wee bit of talent I can relate. I bought the last record about ten years ago or so and the double CD a few years back. I love listening to them every now & then. Micheals "Voice" alone was a treasure & blessing. I love the song Paul McCartney did with Micheal Say Say Say. And in the song " We are the world" when Micheal comes in it just melts the place. There are other blessed child stars in the world too so it does not end with Micheal but Micheal sure was one of the best dancers I ever seen. They say he was shy. Even as an adult. I don't understand shyness. I think Micheal was meant to be. So sorry to hear how he suffered the last years. Now it it were not for his parents and the dreams of his "DAD". It may not have been so. So thank to the parents of Micheal. And his brothers and sisters are talented as well.

andrea   August 6th, 2010 2:50 am ET

we love michael jackson and all of his family and iam gald that mjs children is with his mother its a good thing haveing a big family there is a lot of support for there mom.

Mariebell   August 6th, 2010 11:31 pm ET

We will truly miss you so much Michael !!!!!! We all love you !!!!

I hope that Dr. Conrad Murray doesn't get out of this crime.
It wasn't Michael's time till Dr. Murray just had to use the restroom for 2 minutes while Michael was under propofol, but he didn't take a 2 minute restroom break, after going to the restroom, he then called up his girlfriend on his cell phone for an extra 45 minutes. When he came back to the room Michael wasn't breathing, so he took that time to hide all the evidence and came to the point to give Michael CPR ON THE BED. We need to find justice, and if it takes a century to that, we will do that. Were not just talking about Michael Jackson here, or the King Of Pop, were talking about the person who had great intrest in music and has 3 wonderful children with a luxury life who also cared for the children of Earth and that same person that made those unforgettable songs that would stay in our hearts forever. We love Michael so much. And I know he won't rest in peace till justice is found. thank you all ! and thank you CNN for helping out with this. We love you Michael ! God bless .

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