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Ben Franklin's bifocals Sunday, August 14, 2011

Writer Ernest Thayer
[1863 - Ernest Thayer, poet, writer,
born in Lawrence, Massachusetts]

Playwright John Galsworthy    Author & Playwright John Galsworthy
[1867 - John Galsworthy, Nobel Prize-winning writer, born in Surrey, England]

Announcer Ed Herlihy
[1909 - Ed Herlihy, radio & TV announcer,
born in Boston, Massachusetts]

Actress Alice Ghostley    Comedienne Alice Ghostley    Actress Alice Ghostley
[1926 - Alice Ghostley, Tony Award-winning actress, comedienne, born in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri]

Boxing Champ Dick Tiger
[1929 - Dick Tiger (Richard Ihetu), Boxing Hall of Fame
champion middleweight, born in Amaigbo, Nigeria]

President Franklin D. Roosevelt    social security card
[1935 - President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act]

VJ-Day - The kiss in Times Square
[1945 - Original V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II]

India flag
[1947 - India is granted independence; remains in the British Commonwealth]

Too Wordy

A Universe of words is so mundane.
What then to do to keep one sane?
If poetry be not the medium.
How now avoid the tedium?

William's Whimsical Words:

Goodness knows, one might try prose.

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