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Ben Franklin's bifocals Saturday, July 5, 2008

Admiral David Farragut, USN
[1801 - David Farragut, Union Navy Admiral, born in Campbell's Station, Tennessee]

ringmaster with megaphone Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum
[1810 - Phineas Taylor Barnum, showman, born in Bethel, Connecticut]

[1853 - Cecil John Rhodes, diamond tycoon, politician, born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England]

War Secretary Dwight Davis
[1879 - Dwight (Filley) Davis, Tennis HoF, politician, born in St. Louis, Missouri]

Harpsichordist Wanda Landowska
[1879 - Wanda A. Landowska, harpsichordist, born in Warsaw Poland]

Diplomat Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
[1902 - Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., diplomat, U.S. Ambassador, born in Nahant, Massachusetts]

Actor Milburn Stone
[[1904 - Milburn Stone, actor, born in Burrton, Kansas]

Hall of Fame Coach John McKay
[1923 - John McKay, College Football Hall of Famer, head coach USC, Tampa Bay, born in Everettsville, West Virginia]

Where Children Come From

stork baby delivery

What pleases us more than healthy children?
Riches more precious than land or bullion.
It matters not from whence they come.
It matters greatly they are your own.

William's Whimsical Words:

There is no event that rivals the birth of a child, except for the adoption of one.

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