Alex Trebek Manages To Find Humor During A Very Somber Moment
Jeopardy has been a staple in my life since I was a little kid. We always had to make sure we were eating dinner by 7 so we could be in the living room by 7:30 to watch Jeopardy. My mom and dad would shout out the answers so loud the neighbors could hear. If either was correct, one would say "Good job" to the other as if it were an unspoken agreement. Once in a while my mother would have an outburst and say "God, Alex Trebek is so sexy!" which would make my brother and me instantly nauseous.
I have carried this Jeopardy tradition over into my adult life. Steven always tries to get home in time for Jeopardy and we shout out the answers loud and proud. (sometimes not so proud if we're wrong)
As I was scrolling through Facebook tonight I stopped to watch this video of Alex Trebek:
I am so sad to hear that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I do believe that he is strong-willed and resilient enough to fight this horrible disease. If anyone can, it's Alex Trebek. I like how he manages to lighten the mood, joking how he NEEDS to be okay because he signed a contract with Jeopardy for three more years.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Alex and his family! I hope that he can fight this and continue bringing families together at 7:30 every weeknight.