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Ben Franklin's bifocals Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Architect Robert Mills
[1781 - Robert Mills, architect (Washington Monument), born in Charleston, South Carolina]

Inventor Thomas A. Edison President Harding using phonograph
[1877 - Thomas A. Edison completes first phonograph]

Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson Pitcher Christy Mathewson
[1880 - Christy Mathewson, HoF baseball pitcher, born in Factoryville, Pennsylvania]

Producer, Director Cecil B. deMille
[1881 - Cecil B. deMille, producer, director, born in Ashfield, Massachusetts]

Actor Alfred Lunt
[1892 - Alfred Lunt, Tony Award-winning actor, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin]

Actress Jane Wyatt
[1910 - Jane Wyatt, Emmy Award-winning actress, born in Campgaw, New Jersey]

Comedian Cantinflas
[1911 - Cantinflas (Mario Moreno), comedian, actor, born in Mexico City]

[1972 - Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam]

Real Poets

Poet at his writing desk

Self-anointed Poets never come.
From the unwashed proletariat.
Much in favor is the chosen one
Appointed as the Poet Laureate.

cowboy at the open mike
Cowboy Poets never teach.
Nor do they bunk in at a Marriott.
Real Poets don't eat quiche.
They Lasso words with a Poet Lariat.

cowgirl roping cowboy tying up cow with rope

William's Whimsical Words:

Poorwilliam makes his rhymes.
But he cannot twirl a rope.
Pity him, as in these times,
Clearly he's beyond all hope.

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