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Ben Franklin's bifocals Friday, February 8, 2008

General William Tecumseh Sherman
[1820 - William Tecumseh Sherman, General, USA, born in Lancaster, Ohio]

Jules Verne - Science-fiction author Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
[1828 - Jules Verne, author, born in Nantes, France]

Actress Lana Turner
[1921 - Lana (Julia Jean) Turner, actress, born in Wallace, Idaho]

welcome to the gas chamber
[1924 - First execution by lethal gas in America (Carson City, Nevada)]

Actor Jack Lemmon
[1925 - Jack Lemmon, Award-winning actor, born in Newton, Massachusetts]

Actress Audrey Meadows
[1926 - Audrey Meadows, Emmy Award-winning actress, born in China]

James Dean James Dean
[1931 - James Dean, actor, born in Marion, Indiana]

Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty
[1949 - Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life imprisonment by Communist Court]

Bah, Bad News Blackout

no entry mortuary photo agent says no

Baa, bad news blackout
Have you pulled the wool?
Yes sir, Yes sir,
Some body bags full:
One for my master,
Another for his shame,
And one for the young Marine
Who once lived down the lane.

flag-draped coffins

William's Whimsical Words:

Honoring the living is harder than honoring the dead.

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