Poor William's Almanack and Journal
Contact and Feedback

Rightspeak Glossary

Privacy Statement
Search this site

Ben Franklin's bifocals Thursday, September 11, 2008

Short Story Writer O. Henry
[1862 - O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), writer, born in Greensboro, North Carolina]

Writer D. H. Lawrence
[1885 - D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence, writer, born in Eastwood, Nottingham shire, England]

Actress Anne Seymour
[1909 - Anne Seymour (Eckert), actress, born in New York City]

Bama Coach Bear Bryant
[1913 - Paul William 'Bear' Bryant, football coach, born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas]

Cowboy HoF Coach Tom Landry
[1924 - Tom Landry, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, born in Mission, Texas]

[2001 - Religious fanatics destroy the World Trade Center, damage the Pentagon, and cause loss of three civilian airliners]

9-11 Revisited

World Trade Center blast

What kind of a man could write about that day?
How find the right words; what would they say?
Shock, Horror, Fear, Anger, Grief and Mourning.
We passed through all stages in a single morning.

The TV pictures of the twin towers falling.
Counting the victims; the losses appalling.
The awful blackness that shrouded Manhattan,
WTC Attack  WTC Attack - that night
Searing each brain with its terrible vision.

But William remembered an earlier horror,
An image from childhood filled with terror.
Peered at the cloud that hung like a drape,
Was relieved that it formed no mushroom shape.

A-Bomb Mushroom Cloud

William's Whimsical Words:

Duck and cover.

BACKto Summer 2008

BACKto Almanack Main Page


Almanack | Journal | Contact | About | Forum | Archives | Glossary | Privacy | Search


Content and text copyright ©2003, Will Henry.
HTML and design copyright ©2002, ABC Internet.
All rights reserved.
No claim made as to animated gifs and still jpeg images.
Last updated on September 9, 2008

ABC Mini-logo