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Franklin bifocals Monday, January 26, 2009

Recife, Brazil - Jewish homes Recife, Brazil - early synagogue
[1654 - 150 Portuguese Jewish families flee Recife, Brazil, later
establish first Jewish community in future USA]

Michigan State Seal
[1837 - Michigan enters the Union as twenty-sixth state]

General Douglas MacArthur
[1880 - Douglas MacArthur, General, USA, born in Little Rock, Arkansas]

Songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen
[1913 - Jimmy Van Heusen (Edward Chester Babcock), Academy
Award-winning composer, born in Syracuse, New York]

Actor Paul Newman
[1925 - Paul (Leonard) Newman, Academy Award-winning actor,
born in Shaker Heights, Ohio]

Director Roger Vadim
[1928 - Roger Vadim (Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov), director, born in Paris]

Packer Tackle Henry Jordan
[1935 - Henry Jordan, Pro Football Hall of Famer, born in Emporia, Virginia]

Gandhi with Nehru Republic of India flag
[1950 - Indian constitution takes effect; Republic of India is most populous democracy in world]

Super Bowl XX Mike Ditka Super Bowl XX ring
[1986 - Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10]

Super Bowl XXXI - Reggie White & Mike Holmgren Super Bowl XXXI ring
[1997 - Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21]

Freedom from Want

A thousand wants,
A hundred needs,
In the end,
Want nothing,
Need no one.
No woman, no man,
No thing.
Free, at last.

Alike for those who for TO-DAY prepare,
And those that after a TO-MORROW stare,
A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries,
"Fools! your Reward is neither Here nor There!"

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

William's Whimsical Words:

Omar was wise.

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