Friday, October 21, 2016
[1772 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, born in Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire]
[1797 - Frigate USS Constitution is launched in Boston]
[1805 - Battle of Trafalgar: The British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet]
[1833 - Alfred Nobel, chemist, philanthropist, born in Stockholm, Sweden]
[1912 - Sir Georg Solti, orchestra conductor, music director, born in Budapest, Hungary]
[1917 - Dizzy (John Birks) Gillespie, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, innovator, born in Cheraw, South Carolina]
[1921 - Sir Malcolm Arnold, composer, born in Northampton, England]
[1959 - The Guggenheim Museum, (Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), opens in New York City]
[1971 - Poet Pablo Neruda wins Nobel Prize in Literature]
The Amish are a mighty strange people.
Their churches lack the usual steeple.
They never go around in giant SUVs.
By horse and buggy, if you please.
Amish women, men, and children dress funny.
They seek not wealth nor accumulate money.
Without air conditioning, and with no TV,
No Internet connection for the kids to see.
If you invade their schools and cause great harm,
They seek not revenge, nor do they break your arm.
The Amish forgive you, and turn the other cheek.
They don't pursue you to make your future bleak.
Come on Amish, who you trying to kid?
You cannot live life like Jesus did.
William's Whimsical Words:
Imagine the chaos if an Amish was President.
How to make war or destroy the environment?
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