Kidd Kraddick passed away today.
I'm not normally sad when a celebrity passes, but I have listened to him for a long time and feel like he is a part of my life.
When I read Mark Cuban's tweet, it was a punch in the gut. When I was able to get confirmation online, it hurt like a lost family member.
I've been a long time listener. I moved to Texas in 7th grade and have listen to him ever since.
When I moved here in 7th grade, it took me a good 3 years to make any friends, and often the only constant for several year was my family and Kidd. He could make you laugh, cry, and yet he was clean enough everyone from age 5 to 65 could listen to him and be entertained.
After High school, I commuted to UNT in Denton and it was like having someone riding shotgun the whole way. He rode shotgun for me in middle school, high school, college, and the first 7 years of my real job.
In 2006, Trista and I went and watch a show in Las Colinas and really enjoyed it.
I always loved his rants about #peopleyouareputtingtoomuchweightonchip or being #gluttenfree
17 years, one almost becomes part of your family. As you grow and change from 12 to 30, you see him change, from married with a young daughter to divorced and a 20 something daughter. Even just last night, Trista, Brittany, Magen, and I were talking about how we have listened for so long and how we all still listen.
He has done so many good things for our community and he will be GREATLY missed.
I'm not sure if the show will go on or not, but I know it won't be the same.
In his true spirit, we should all just "keep looking up, because that's where it all is".
7/28/2013 12:42:54 pm
Very well said! It was almost that time of year for him to read "I trust you will treat her well" and play butterfly kisses!!! I think ill try his turkey recipe this Thanksgiving!! He will be missed!
5/16/2014 02:17:22 pm
This is the best blog(?) ever. Do you check this daily? How many social media pages do you have?( including tumblr XD) And you are the coolest/best/rad teacher ever!! Even though you eat your cereal dry(ew). By the way, you DO take steroids. I watch you take them in class and bust out doing push ups on the floor. You inspire me in so many ways and taught me that history actually interests my brain. Even though I ask too many questions and I'm not very good at it. Boo. Future teachers of mine are going to have a hard time competing against your awesome teaching. I doubt any of them will rise above you BECAUSE YOU ARE UNDEFEATABLE!!! Thanks for my unforgettable 8th grade year. I will miss you and hillwood :( LONG LIVE HUSKIES
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Author : Coach Ketcham
Teacher, Lover of U.S. History. None of my thoughts are deep, and spelling and grammar are rarely double checked.