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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, June 1, 2009

Kentucky State Flag
[1792 - Kentucky enters United States of America as 15th state]

Tennessee from Lookout Mountain
[1796 - Tennessee joins the United States of America as Number 16]

US Navy Jack
[1813 - Wounded in battle, Captain Lawrence of USS Chesapeake cries out:
"Don't give up the ship."]

John Masefield, former UK Poet Laureate
[1878 - John Masefield, poet, born in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England]

Actor Frank Morgan
[1890 - Frank Morgan (Francis Wuppermann),
actor, born in New York City]

Actress Molly Picon
[1898 - Molly Picon (Malka (Margaret) Opiekun), actress,
comedian, lyricist, born in New York City]

Arranger Nelson Riddle
[1921 - Nelson Riddle, Grammy-winning orchestra leader,
arranger, born in Oradell, New Jersey]

Marilyn Monroe - just a youngster here   Marilyn Monroe - all grown up
[1926 - Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Baker Mortenson), actress, born in Los Angeles, California]

Actor Cleavon Little
[1939 - Cleavon (Jake) Little, Tony & Emmy Award-
winning actor, born in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma]

Don Bowden (then) on the track
[1957 - Don Bowden is first American to break four-minute mile in 3 minutes, 58.7 seconds]

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newborn baby only seconds old

We are all damaged goods. We emerge from the birth canal distorted and permanently marked, and the process continues unabated until we die.

William's Whimsical Words:

So, how-come we look so damn good?

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