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Franklin bifocals Monday, January 18, 2010      Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Day

Captain James Cook
[1778 - Captain James Cook is first European
to discover the Hawaiian Islands]

Physician Peter Roget    Thesaurus Creater Peter Roget
[1779 - Peter Roget, physician, scientist, lexicographer, born in London]

Lawyer Daniel Webster    Statesman Daniel Webster
[1782 - Daniel Webster, orator, lawyer, statesman, born in Salisbury, New Hampshire]

A.A. & Christopher Robin Milne    A.A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh Stories
[1882 - A.A. (Alan Alexander) Milne, writer, born in Hampstead, London]

Comedian Oliver Hardy    Laurel and Hardy in the movies
[1892 - Oliver (Norvell) Hardy, comedian, born in Harlem, Georgia]

Actor Cary Grant
[1904 - Cary Grant (Archibald Alexander Leach), actor, born in Horfield, Bristol, England]

Scott's Party at South Pole
[1912 - Explorer Scott reaches the South Pole]

Comedian Danny Kaye    Comedian & Actor Danny Kaye's Oscar
[1913 - Danny Kaye (David Daniel Kaminski), comedian, dancer, singer,
actor, born in Brooklyn]

Warsaw Jews being deported to Treblinka
[1943 - Germans resume deportation of Jews from Warsaw Ghetto to Treblinka]

Fond Memories

Remember a time when you did not own a blood pressure monitor?

Remember a time when you did not own a blood sugar monitor?

Remember a time when the only thing that concerned you about your blood was that it remain within the confines of your body?

William's Whimsical Words:

Those were the days, my friend.

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