Friday, July 13, 2012

Stitched Portraits: Richard Simmons

Happy Birthday to Richard Simmons! Yesterday he turned 64, but he's still Sweatin' to the Oldies.

When I was just a little 6 year old boy, I met him at a local mall that had just opened. I remember it being so magical to me. I mean, I had seen him on TV and there he was in the mall, jumping up and down on a stage and talking about getting fit! I even got a signed picture - "To Rickie with lots of love, Richard Simmons." I felt special. Without question, Simmons will always remain a positive person and an inspiration to never stop being your own, weird self.

Richard Simmons (in head shot pose, c.1989):

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