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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, June 15, 2009

The Magna Carta
[1215 - Magna Carta is sealed by King John of England]

General George Washington
[1775 - George Washington takes command of Continental Army]

Benjamin Franklin looking shocked

[1752 - Benjamin Franklin uses iron wire and kite to demonstrate efficacy of lightening rod]

Composer Edvard Grieg
[1843 - Edvard Grieg, composer, born in Bergen, Norway]

Arranger, Orchestrater Robert Russell Bennett
[1894 - Robert Russell Bennett, orchestrater, composer, born in Kansas City, Kansas]

Composer David Rose
[1910 - David Rose, Grammy & Emmy Award-winning composer, born in London]

Saul Steinberg Steinberg's Ninth Avenue
[1914 - Saul Steinberg, illustrator, cartoonist, born in Ramnicul-Sarat, Romania]

Erroll Garner at 1971 Montery Jazz Festival
[1921 - Erroll Garner, jazz pianist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

Singer Waylon Jennings
[1937 - Waylon Jennings, country music singer, born in Littlefield, Texas]

Singer Harry Nilsson   Singer Harry Nilsson
[1941 - Harry (Edward) Nilsson III, singer, songwriter, born in Brooklyn]

Saipan landing - First wave of Marines on beach
[1944 - 20,000 Marines are landed on Saipan and 2,000 of them die on its beaches]

Saipan - American Memorial

How Can Life Be Measured

reminder to brush

Someday, thought william, one's life may be measured by the number of tubes of toothpaste used. Continue to brush the teeth every day, but take care to squeeze the tube from the bottom, and make sure to wring every last bit out of it.

Kitty cat brushing teeth

flossing is the thing to do

William's Whimsical Words:

You don't have to floss all your teeth; only the ones you want to keep.

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