Friday, September 13, 2013
[1851 - Major General Walter Reed, US Army, physician, surgeon, born in Belroi, Virginia]
[1857 - Milton S. (Snavely) Hershey, candy magnate, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania]
[1860 - John (Joseph) Pershing, US Army General, born near Laclede, Missouri]
[1876 - Sherwood Anderson, writer, born in
[1903 - Claudette Colbert (Lily Claudette Chauchoin), Academy Award-winning actress, born in Paris]
[1911 - Bill Monroe, Country Music Hall of Fame singer, songwriter, born in Rosine, Kentucky]
[1916 - Roald Dahl, writer, born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales]
[1924 - Scott Brady (Gerard Kenneth Tierney), actor, born in Brooklyn]
[1924 - Maurice-Alexis Jarre, Academy Award-winning composer, conductor, born in Lyon, France]
[1925 - Mel Torme (Melvin Howard Torma), Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter,
born in Chicago]
[1927 - Yma Sumac (Zoila Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo), singer, born in Ichocan, Peru]
Should thee receive some small measure
of recognition, take then modest pleasure
For an accomplishment during a lifetime made.
Doubt not that thou art worthy of some praise,
But careful be it neither blur nor turn your gaze.
Be not too full of self to see through the charade.
If small honor comes one need not eschew it.
Remember always, ye be not entitled to it.
Today the limousine, tomorrow rain on the parade.
William's Whimsical Words:
If success and failure are impostors, praise and condemnation are their shills.
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