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Ben Franklin's bifocals Friday, February 14, 2014 Valentines Day, roses sway

USS Ranger receives first official salute
[1778 - USS Ranger receives the first official salute to the Stars and Stripes by a European country (France)]

Frederick Douglass    Abolitionist Frederick Douglass' Book
[1817 - Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, lecturer, editor, born into slavery at Holme Hill Farm, Talbot County, Maryland]

Oregon pioneers by covered wagon
[1859 - Oregon, the 33rd state, entered the United States of America]

Inventor George W.  Ferris
original Ferris wheel at 1893 Chicago World's Fair
[1859 - George Ferris, inventor of the Ferris wheel, born in Galesburg, Illinois]

Comedian Jack Benny    Comedian Jack Benny    Jack Benny - well    Comedian Jack Benny
[1894 - Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky), comedian, born in Waukegan, Illinois]

Actress Thelma Ritter    Actress Thelma Ritter
[1905 - Thelma Ritter, Tony Award-winning actress, born in Brooklyn]

The Grand Canyon
[1912 - Arizona entered the United States of America]

Sportscaster Mel Allen
[1913 - Mel Allen (Israel), sportscaster, born in Birmingham, Alabama]

Coach Woody Hayes    Coach Woody Hayes at work
[1913 - Woody (Wayne) Hayes, College Football Hall of Fame coach, born in Clifton, Ohio]

Actor Vic Morrow    Actor Vic Morrow
[1929 - Victor 'Vic' Morrow, actor, born in the Bronx]

Field Marshall Irwin Rommel in the field    Field Marshall Irwin Rommel
[1943 - Battle of the Kasserine Pass: Germans under Field Marshall Rommel (Dessert Fox) defeat US forces]

Actor Gregory Hines    Dancer, Actor Gregory Hines
[1946 - Gregory Oliver Hines, dancer, actor, born in New York City]

Valentines Day Sediment

Studio Apartment

Roses are red,
Violets are violet,
Fold up the bed,
Get out of the toilet.

Housework Blues

Shamrocks are green,
Cornflowers are blue,
Turn off the machine,
You sucked up my shoe.

Growing Old Together

Asters are gold,
Daisies are yellow,
Don't get too old,
I'll still be your fellow.

Faithful Partner

Carnations are pink,
Orchids are ecru,
When you turn to drink,
I can't stand by you.

William's Whimsical Words:

Writing poetry is the soul means of expressing my love.

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