The memorial to MJ went longer than expected, but you know what, it was worth it. It was a lovely service. And I got to watch with my mom!
It started about 1:13 p.m. Motown great Smokey Robinson, dapper in a glen plaid grey suit, reads a statement from Diana Ross, who is not in attendance.
She calls MJ "a personal love of mine." She says she'll be there for his children if necessary. Then he reads a note from Nelson Mandela who calls him a member of his family. He will be missed. My mom, bless her heart, whines about her desire for a letter from Nelson.