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Ben Franklin's bifocals Saturday, August 16, 2008

Athlete and Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, Sports Pioneer
[1862 - Amos Alonzo Stagg, sports pioneer, born in West Orange, New Jersey]

Emncipation Proclamation
[1863 - Emancipation Proclamation is signed by President Lincoln]

Soldier T. E. Lawrence Lawrence of Arabia
[1888 - T.E. Lawrence, soldier, writer, born in Tremadoc, Caernarvonshire, Wales]

Labor Leader George Meany
[1894 - George Meany, labor leader, AFL president, born in City Island, Bronx, New York]

Klondike gold miners on the trail
[1896 - Gold is discovered in the Klondike, Alaska]

Nobel Laureate Menachem Begin
[1913 - Menachem Begin, Prime Minister Israel, Nobel Prize 1978, born in Brest-Litovsk, Poland]

Baseball legend Babe Ruth
[1948 - Babe Ruth, Baseball legend, dies in New York at age 53]

Get Up

Someone said, "I am glad you are up." William was glad to be up too. When one gets to a certain point in life, each new day becomes somehow more precious. Today is another set of possibilities; perhaps you will really get it right this time. Perhaps you will get it so wrong that you will never forget the lesson of it. Best of all, as you start the day you have no clue what it may bring.

William's Whimsical Words:

Get up, Stand up.

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