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Ben Franklin's bifocals Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Philosopher Confucius
[551 B.C. - Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu), philosopher, born in
Qufu, Chinese State of Lu (now part of Shandong Province)]

Portrait of Philosopher G.W.F. Hegel
[1770 - Georg Wilhelm F. Hegel, philosopher,
born in Stuttgart, Germany]

Young Writer Theodore Dreiser    Writer Theodore Dreiser    Writer Theodore Dreiser    Writer Theodore Dreiser    Work of Theodore Dreiser
[1871 - Theodore Dreiser, writer, philosopher, born in Terre Haute, Indiana]

Engineer Charles Rolls    Engineer Charles Rolls    Charles Rolls' masterpiece
[1877 - Charles Stewart Rolls, automotive & aeronautics engineer, co-founder of Rolls-Royce born in Berkeley Square, London]

Writer C.S. Forester   C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower
[1899 - C.S. Forester (Cecil Louis Troughton Smith), historical novelist, born in Cairo, Egypt]

President Lyndon B. Johnson    36th President Lyndon Johnson
[1908 - Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President, born in Stonewall, Texas]

Nobel Laureate Mother Theresa with child   Nobel Laureate Mother Theresa
[1910 - Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu), Catholic Nun, born in Skopje, Macedonia]

Acctress Martha Raye    Comedian Martha Raye    Comedienne Martha Raye    Nurse-Pilot Martha Raye
[1916 - Martha Raye (Margaret Teresa Yvonne Reed), nurse, pilot, comedienne, actress, singer, born in Butte, Montana]

Green Bay Packers logo
[1921 - J. E. Clair (Acme Packing Co.), purchases
an NFL franchise for Green Bay, Wisconsin]

Writer Ira Levin    Ira Levin
[1929 - Ira Levin, writer, born in The Bronx]

You Will Shoot Your Eye Out

It is remarkable how many of us will go to our graves still hearing the voice of, and still trying to please one or both of our parents.

William's Whimsical Words:

It matters not when or whether they died.

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