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    Posted June 25, 2009 by
    Sonoma Valley, California
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    CNN30: Death of Michael Jackson

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    The Day I Met Michael Jackson


    The day I met Michael Jackson was when I went to a Lucasfilm Picnic during the summer of "86 or 87" at The Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. He was walking around with his bodyguard and a beautiful German Shepherd dog, (as seen in the photo) He was wearing his surgical mask, until I held up my camera to snap a photo of him and then he took it off for a few minutes to smile for the camera. When he sat down at a picnic table I asked his bodyguard if I could say hello and get an autograph and he said ask Michael, so I sat down and scooted in right next to him and we both locked eyes, smiled at each other and said Hi! in a very shy way to one another, I told him I really loved his music and asked if he would mind signing the Lucasfilm yearbook for me and he graciously did right next to George Lucas's signature. A little later I was walking down the dirt road at Skywalker Ranch and I saw a Fire Engine coming down the road and it's bells were ringing and it's horn was blowing, so I moved over closer to the ditch, thinking they needed more room to pass by, since it was a narrow road, and to my surprise, they blew the horn again and when I turned to look back at them I saw Michael hanging out the passenger side of the truck and waving excitedly, so I looked behind me thinking he was waving to someone else, but no one was there, so it suddenly dawned on me that he was waving to me. So I smiled and waved back, and he seemed to be as excited as a kid would be riding in a Fire Truck for the first time.  I will cherish that memory forever... Diana Dawn (These photos of Michael Jackson and George Lucas have never been published before.)

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