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Ben Franklin's bifocals Sunday, July 10, 2005

James (Abbott McNeill) Whistler James Whistler - Self Portrait
[1834 - James (Abbott McNeill) Whistler, artist, born in Lowell, Massachusetts]

Marcel Proust
[1871 - Marcel Proust, author, born in Auteuil, France]

Saul Bellow
[1915 - Saul Bellow, Nobel & Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, born in Lachine, Quebec]

David Brinkley
[1920 - David Brinkley, TV journalist, born in Wilmington, North Carolina]

Jean Kerr Jean Kerr - Please Don't Eat the Daisies
[1923 - Jean Kerr (Collins), author, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania]

Scopes Trial
[1925 - Trial begins in Dayton, Tennessee, of John Scopes, high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee state law]

Jelly Roll Morton
[1941 - Jelly Roll Morton dies in Los Angeles]

Arthur Ashe
[1943 - Arthur Ashe, Tennis Hall of Famer, born in Richmond, Virginia]

[1987 - French agents sink Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor killing Fernando Pereira]

Stray Cat

He was found with his brother under a bush
Ran up a tree and refused to come down.
The neighborhood rescue squad was called.
But when they caught him were all appalled.

Smelling of gasoline, with every rib showing,
This bedraggled kitten was hardly a prize.
Too frightened to purr when held or petted.
He hid in dark places showing only cat eyes.

cat - yikes

William's Whimsical Words:

Still does sometimes.

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