James Garner ate potatoes and apples.
He’s dead now.
Connections shatter and form,
as Rockford’s files
flutter through television’s memoried past.
Model tobacco scratches my back.
Oranges are not the only fruit.
The smell of potatoes frying
lights me on fire,
as apples delicious
drip juices suspicious
across Jim Rockford’s smile.
Brenda Warren 2014
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“Model tobacco scratches my back”
I just LOVE this line! Well done 🙂
Nice tribute, Brenda, to one of my favorite actors.
Well written too.
I did not know he had died, aged 86.
I liked him as Bret Maverick and in the Great Escape.
Clouds and Silvery Linings
Vale Jim, our thoughts are with Jen …
nice tribute with a twist.
SO THE MYSTERY behind his death is cleared.
Interesting takes.. the sudden “he is dead now” took me aback a bit!
I’d just heard he died. What a nice thought to make a tribute out of the Magpie.
A lovely “In Memoriam.” Grew up with Garner: Maverick, the Rockford Files, and my favorite “Murphy’s Romance.”
Witty, fun to read!
What a convoluted connection you grubbed up here, along with the potatoes! 🙂
so, what killed him? potatoes or apples?
According to reports, natural causes. I just assume he ate potatoes and apples, like most of us are prone to do. Potatoes and apples aside, we all die. They were my tie to that commonality.
” He’s dead now ” is sarcasm I use with some friends regarding beloved pets that have passed. It makes us laugh through, or at, our grief. Thanks for asking. I’m sure his death will be on the news for a few days, too. Celebrity.