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Ben Franklin's bifocals Sunday, August 25, 2013

Private Detective Allan Pinkerton    Private Detective Allan Pinkerton    Secret Service founder Allan Pinkerton    Secret Service Allan Pinkerton with Lincoln
[1819 - Allan Pinkerton, founder of private detective agency, founder of secret service, born in Glasgow, Scotland]

Bret Harte portrait    Writer Bret Harte
[1836 - (Francis) Bret Harte, author, born in Albany, New York]

Biochemist Hans Krebs
[1900 - Sir Hans Adolf Krebs, Nobel Prize
biochemist, born in Hildesheim, Germany]

Supreme Court Associate Justice William J. Brennan
[1906 - William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court
Justice, born in Newark, New Jersey]

Actor Walter Burke    Actor Walter Burke    Actor Walter Burke
[1908 - Walter Burke, actor, born in Brooklyn]

Actress, Dancer Ruby Keeler    Actress, Dancer Ruby Keeler
[1909 - Ruby (Ethel Hilda) Keeler, dancer, actress, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia]

Actor Michael Rennie    Actor Michael Rennie as Klaatu    Actor Michael Rennie
[1909 - Michael Rennie, actor, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England]

Pogo Creator Walt Kelly    Walt Kelly's Pogo Character    Cartoonist Walt Kelly
[1913 - Walt Kelly, cartoonist, satirist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Actor Van Johnson    Actor Van Johnson in Caine Mutiny    Actor Van Johnson
[1916 - (Charles) Van Johnson, actor, born in Newport, Rhode Island]

National Park Service logo
[1916 - National Park Service is created]

Nobel Laureate Doctor Frederick Robbins
[1916 - Frederick C. Robbins, Nobel Prize-
winning physician, born in Auburn, Alabama]

Actor Mel Ferrer    Director Mel Ferrer
[1917 - Mel Ferrer, actor, director, producer, born in Elberon, New Jersey]

Conductor Leonard Bernstein    Conductor Leonard Bernstein    Composer Leonard Bernstein    Composer Leonard Bernstein
[1918 - Leonard Bernstein, conductor, composer, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts]

Tennis Champ Althea Gibson    Tennis Champ Althea Gibson
[1927 - Althea Gibson, tennis champion, born in Silver, South Carolina]

The Camel

Dromedary Camel in the Singapore Zoo

The Camel can be Dromedary, or is Bactrian.
The number of humps is the key criterion.
But those who confuse camels with tiny bacteria,
Probably think The Four Seasons is a cafeteria.

Bactrian Camel in the Frankfurt Zoo

William's Whimsical Words:

Inside The Four Seasons Restaurant

Two characteristics that The Four Seasons Restaurant and a school cafeteria share: food and class lines.

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