November 05, 2010
Have you ever come across something or someone that brought back memories of when you were growing up? I stumbled across this book that someone was checking out called Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter by Randy Schmidt. I requested a copy of the book for myself, and I'm reading it now. It takes me back to when I was in Junior High and High School, when I loved listening to them.
The Carpenters played their own instruments. Karen's brother, Richard, played the piano, and Karen played the drums. She loved playing the drums. They played and sang on different television shows as guests and had their own television show. Karen had a wonderful, unique voice that was very soft. The Carpenters had several popular songs. I have two CDs that I still listen to often.
Behind the scenes, Karen was suffering from a disease called anorexia nervosa. She believed she had to look perfect in front of a camera. Anorexia nervosa wasn't understood back then. She didn't know what kind of help she really needed. She died at a young age of 32. I still mourn for the loss that we fans had on her death. It was a tragedy.
MCPL has biographies on different actors, actresses, singers, etc.....also if you wanted to find out about anorexia nervosa, you could find information on that. Maybe, you would enjoy reading about something or someone from your younger days. Check out our online catalog. Karen's voice still moves me, hearing her voice now is kind of soothing and comforting. Thanks for the memories, Karen..........