People love monkeys as witnessed by the attention of the Ikea monkey, Darwin.
The now famous monkey was found in an Ikea parking lot in Toronto. He had on a cute little jacket and photographs taken of him in the parking lot went viral.
The CBC reported he was even featured in a fashion story in the U.K. Guardian newspaper.
An acquaintance of mine wanted to put together a film about Darwin.
With this in mind, I was not quite as surprised to find that my most popular story on this blog in 2012 was of the death of another famous Monkee, Davy Jones.
WordPress sent me a report of my blog activity in 2012. It was interesting and informative.
When Jones, a member of the band the Monkees, who had a TV show, died in February, I blogged about his sudden passing. I wrote about my interest in the TV show when I was a youngster.
Nostalgia can be a big draw for people, especially at this time of year.
So for those people who enjoyed the Monkees, the music and the show, it wasn’t a surprise they turned to the Internet to learn more about Jones.
I hope you reflect fondly on 2012 and on other years that have passed with nostalgia.
I wish you a peaceful and blissful 2013.
What will I be doing in 2013? Figuring out how to get more monkeys into my blog!