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Ben Franklin's bifocals Thursday, June 1, 2017

Kentucky State Flag
[1792 - Kentucky enters United States of America as the fifteenth state]

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

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

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

Actor Frank Morgan    Actor Frank Morgan    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]

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

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

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

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

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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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