I had just returned home from the airport on Wednesday afternoon when my sister called. She was sobbing as she told me of the death of Davy Jones. We cried together as we reminisced about our favorite Monkee.
We grew up watching The Monkees reruns, the "Getting Davy Jones" episode of The Brady Bunch was our absolute favorite. Davy Jones was the reason for our very special nickname for one another. My sister and I sang the song "Girl" to each other so many times that we started calling each other Girl which evolved into Girlie, which we have called each other for the past 25 years.
We still have a giggle about the time we screeched like lunatics in the cinema when Davy appeared in a cameo in 1995's The Brady Bunch Movie and sang an updated version of "Girl." It was awesome!
I bristled when the radio announcer referred to Davy Jones as "former heart throb" because to Girlie and me, there is nothing former about it.