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Ben Franklin's bifocals Saturday, May 16, 2009

Writer Voltaire
[1717 - Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille]

Statesman William Seward
[1801 - William Seward, New York Governor & Senator,
Secretary of State, born in Orange County, New York]

Educator Elizabeth Peabody
[1804 - Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator, writer,
editor, born in Billerica, Massachusetts]

Mississippi Steamboat loaded with cotton

Captain searching the Mississippi   Mississippi Steamboat Pilot at the wheel
[1817 - Steamboat service begins on Mississippi River]

Henry Fonda in On Golden Pond  Henry Fonda in a Western
[1905 - Henry Fonda, Academy Award-winning actor, born in Grand Island, Nebraska]

Writer Studs Terkel
[1912 - Studs (Louis) Terkel, writer, born in New York City]

Billy Martin Portrait   Real Billy Martin
[1928 - Billy Martin, baseball player, manager, born in Berkeley, California]

[1929 - First Academy Awards presented]

[1946 - Irving Berlin musical, Annie Get Your Gun, opens on Broadway
at Imperial Theatre, runs for 1,147 performances]

Navy Corpsman Donald E. Ballard   Navy Medal of Honor
[1968 - Donald E. Ballard, Navy Corpsman, receives Medal of Honor
for action in Quang Tri Province, with 3rd Marine Division unit]

Survival Plan

If survival is Job 1, (and let's face it, it is for most of us most of the time), then making sure you do so without harming any innocent bystanders is Job 2.

William's Whimsical Words:

On rare occasion, the Job 1 imperative is overridden by Job 0. In that case you have someone like Donald Ballard. (please see above)

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