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Ben Franklin's bifocals Friday, May 28, 2010

Poet Thomas Moore
[1779 - Thomas Moore, poet, lyricist, born in Dublin, Ireland]

Jim Thorpe - super athlete, Olympic champion    Jim Thorpe - track star
Jim Thorpe - pro baseball star    Jim Thorpe - pro football star
[1888 - Jim Thorpe, athlete, born near Prague in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma]

HoFamer Taffy Abel
[1900 - Clarence 'Taffy' Abel, Hall of Famer,
born in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan]

Writer Ian Fleming    Ian Fleming's 007 Creation - James Bond
[1908 - Ian Lancaster Fleming, author, born in London]

Civil Rights Leader Betty Shabazz
[1936 - Betty Shabazz (Betty Dean Sanders),
civil rights leader, born in Detroit]

Golden Gate Bridge
[1937 - San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opens to vehicle traffic]

[1957 - National League owners vote to allow Brooklyn Dodgers move to Southern California] thumbs down

The Orient Express
[1982 - The Orient Express, a classic train is reborn]

The Orient Express cars

The Grandson

In him is my son.
He is not there in person.
Only reflection

William's Whimsical Words:

Are we not so connected that boundary between father and son may be blurred when seen from some little distance?

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