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franklin-bifocals-60 Saturday, May 9, 2009

Join or Die political cartoon

[1754 - First American political cartoon is published in Pennsylvania Gazette, in an editorial by Ben Franklin]

Abolitionist John Brown
[1800 - John Brown, abolitionist, born in Torrington, Connecticut]

Writer Sir James Matthew Barrie Barrie's Peter Pan
[1860 - Sir James Barrie, writer, dramatist, born in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland]

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser Kaiser WW-II liberty ship launching
Henry J. Kaiser at Hawaii Kai
[1882 - Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist, ship builder, auto maker, born in Sprout Brook, New York]

[1914 - President Woodrow Wilson issues proclamation establishing Mother's Day]

Country Singer Hank Snow
[1914 - Hank Snow, Country Music Hall of Fame singer, songwriter, born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia]

Tennis Great Pancho Gonzales
[1928 - (Ricardo Alonso González) Pancho Gonzales, tennis champion, born in Los Angeles]

Shooting Craps With The Almighty

Einstein playing with atom

A wise man once affirmed his faith.
God plays not dice with us, he saith. Einstein shaking head no
Sorry to hear that was I then.
Oh stay, Creator, within our ken.
I would comfort take in any sign,
You played at chance, albeit Divine.

rolling dice

William's Whimsical Words:

I'd bet that God never craps out.

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