Monday, September 19, 2016
[1869 - Ben (Bernard) Turpin, comedian, actor, born in New Orleans]
[1905 - Leon Jaworski, attorney, Watergate special prosecutor, born in Waco, Texas]
[1907 - Lewis F. Powell, Jr., attorney, Supreme Court Associate Justice, born in Suffolk, Virginia]
[1911 - Sir William Golding, Nobel Prize-winning writer, born near Newquay, Cornwall, England]
[1913 - Frances Elena Farmer, actress, born in Seattle, Washington]
[1926 - 'Duke' (Edwin Donald) Snider, 'The Duke of Flatbush', Dodgers Baseball Hall of Famer, born in Los Angeles]
[1931 - Brook Benton (Benjamin Franklin Peay), singer, born in Lugoff, South Carolina]
[1932 - Michael "Mike" Royko, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, born in Chicago]
[1936 - Al Oerter (Alfred Adolph Oerter, Jr.), Olympic and Track & Field Hall of Fame Discus Champion, born in Astoria, Queens, New York City]
[1941 - 'Mama' Cass Elliot (Ellen Naomi Cohen), singer, born in Baltimore, Maryland]
Dinner Is Served
At sundown, if females hunted not,
Would males rush out to make a kill?
How great a hunger is their lot,
Before the pride can eat its fill?
How many sundowns come and go,
'Til males o'er come their foolish pride?
Couldst bring down scarce prey in snow?
Or should females take the cubs to hide?
You knew me well 'fore mated we became.
Am I not true, and often just the same?
I can take all the family out to dinner,
Cook the meal; lest we end much thinner.
William's Whimsical Words:
And have you never heard me roar?
Please, Dear, go out to the store.
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