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franklin-bifocals-60 Monday, May 4, 2009

Manhattan - Old Dutch map
[1626 - Peter Minuit, Dutch colonist, arrives on island of Manhattan]

Horace Mann
[1796 - Horace Mann, educator, father public
education, born in Franklin, Massachusetts]

Actor Howard Da Silva
[1909 - Howard Da Silva (Silverblatt),
actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio]

Actress Audrey Hepburn
[1929 - Audrey Hepburn, actress,
born in Brussels, Belgium]

USS Lexington is lost at battle of the Coral Sea
Japanese carrier Shoho sunk at battle of the Coral Sea
[1942 - Battle of Coral Sea, first carrier vs. carrier battle, begins]

Kamikaze mark on USS Hinsdale (APA-120
[1945 - Kamikaze attacks damage 6 U.S. Navy ships off Okinawa]

Kent State - National Guard troops

Kent State Victim
[1970 - National Guard troops kill four unarmed students in anti war protest at Kent State]

Abbreviated Justice

A Military Tribunal

Oppose we should any Military Tribunal,
Yet, on occasion, it could prove useful.
Some neighbors of mine should be taken there.
To answer for their crimes beyond compare.

Now stand before me, beaten and dirty.
Was it your dog barked at oh-dark-thirty?
Seek not mercy, I have reached conclusion.
Your sentence shall be summary execution.

And you sir, as you whimper and stammer,
It was zero-six-ten when I heard your hammer.
You broke my slumber without compassion.
Now meet your fate in similar fashion.

Now, Gunny, come and take them away.
Yet courtesy show them before you slay.
If they the blindfold should refuse.
Offer last cigarettes, to those who choose.

firing squad

William's Whimsical Words:

Oops, now I have offended the Smoke Free Execution folks.

Skull with Sword no smoking cigarettes

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