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Franklin bifocals Saturday, January 30, 2010

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt    32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt
[1882 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President, born in New Hyde Park, New York]

Actor Hugh Marlowe
[1911 - Hugh Marlowe (Hipple), actor,
born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Actor David Wayne
[1914 - David Wayne (McMeekan), Tony Award-winning actor, born
in Traverse City, Michigan]

Actor John Ireland
[1914 - John Ireland, actor, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada]

Comedian Dick Martin
[1922 - Dick Martin, Emmy Award-winning
comedian, born in Battle Creek, Michigan]

Singer Ruth Brown
[1928 - Ruth Brown (Weston), singer, born in Portsmouth, Virginia]

Financial Commentator Louis Rukeyser
[1933 - Louis Richard Rukeyser, economic
commentator, born in New York City]

Mahatma Gandhi
[1948 - Mahatma Gandhi murdered by a Hindu extremist in New Delhi]

Tet 1968 - War weary troops in Hue City    Tet 68 patch
[1968 - Tet Offensive begins in South Vietnam]

Super Bowl XVII - Riggins MVP    Super Bowl XVII ring
[1983 - Super Bowl XVII: Washington Redskins 27, Miami Dolphins 17]

Reborn Again

It is hard to comprehend why many folks are proud to proclaim that they have been born again. Having to go back to the beginning of a life and start over would seem to be necessary only if you had flunked one of its core requirements. Given the stressful and painful nature of the birthing process, once ought to be enough.

doctor coaxing the first breath from a newborn child

William's Whimsical Words:

Mammals are typically born helpless; unable to stand on their own, blind, and completely dependent on others of their species for the necessities of life.

newborn baby

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