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Remembering Jim Henson, 28 years after May 16, 1990

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Phillip, May 16, 2018.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    It's hard to believe it has been 28 years since Jim's passing on May 16, 1990. Like many of you, we'll never forget that day. Share your memories of May 16, 1990 and the impact Jim Henson continues to have on your life. Feel free to also post art, poems or favorite Henson video clips in honor of Jim.

    Listen to the music of Jim Henson on Muppet Central Radio. Read our Jim Henson tributes for many stories from the days and weeks after Jim Henson's passing. Our "Remembering Jim Henson" menu designed by Jamie is also now on our home page.

    Join us in celebrating his legacy that will live on for generations.


  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm about halfway through watching the Muppet Movie to remember Jim. Watching Kermit and Rowlf sing together still gives me goosebumps.
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  3. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    It's scary to think but his legacy still lives on in his characters and I hope it continues for another 28 years.

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  4. Hayley B

    Hayley B Well-Known Member

    28 years now, since this wonderful man has left us. Love you, miss you, & thanks for all you have done on this earth. [​IMG]
  5. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jim for creating some of my favorite characters such as Ernie and Kermit The Frog.
  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    28 years ago, Jim was the creation of "wrong-sounding" muppets.

    No, in seriousness, 28 and still miss him to this day.
  7. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    See my story here.

    Seems the attendance here is thinning out over time, but the legacy still lives on. I'm an aunt now, my older sister+husband have a newborn son. Got to see Baby Sullivan at one week old as my Dad rocked him, whistling Rainbow Connection...:)

  8. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I completely forgot about today being the day that Jim died, with school wrapping up and such. Usually I would watch a Muppet movie the night before, but... :o

    Anyway, RIP Jim Henson. Even though I never got a chance to meet you (in fact when you were alive it would be more than a decade before I was born!), your work lives on in the hearts of everyone, Muppet fan or not.

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  9. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    I've made my peace with his passing a long time ago. I was 22 when he passed, I'm 50 now, so life still goes on. It has to.

    The one thing people get hung up on are those who say they miss Jim, who were not even born when he died.

    Think of it in these terms, like a family member or a pet you say goodbye to. In order to miss somebody, first there needs to be a presence in your life, then an absence. If those criteria aren't met, no miss.

    In recent years you can miss Jane or Jerry Nelson, but if you're under 28, you can't miss Jim. You can still admire his legacy, you can say "I wish I was around when he was here", but that's about it.

    I still admire his work and love for people. Always will. But with the passing years it gets harder to miss him. I'm not 22 anymore, I'm 50.

    Same as you will find out. Those who lost a loved one in their childhood, with the passage of time the pain softens. You still may miss them, you don't forget them. But their absence becomes easier to deal with.

    Time has a way of doing that. Jim knew that too. Time is bigger than all of us.
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