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Philosopher & Writer Voltaire    Philosopher & Writer Voltaire
[1694 - Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire), playwright, author, philosopher, born in Paris]

North Carolina flag
[1789 - North Carolina ratifies Constitution (twelfth state in Union)]

Coleman Hawkins    Coleman Hawkins with tenor saxophone
[1904 - Coleman Randolph Hawkins, jazz musician, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri]

Football Great Sid Luckman    Football Great Sid Luckman    Sid Luckman Hall of Fame Induction    Football Great Sid Luckman
[1916 - Sid Luckman, Pro Football Hall of Fame Bears quarterback, born in Brooklyn]

Singer Vivian Blaine    Actress Vivian Blaine
[1921 - Vivian Blaine (Stapleton), singer, actress, born in Newark, New Jersey]

Packer Center Jim Ringo    Green Bay HoF Center Jim Ringo    Hall of Fame Center Jim Ringo
[1931 - Jim (James Stephen) Ringo, Pro Football Hall of Fame center, born in Orange, New Jersey]

Verrazano Narrows Bridge
[1964 - Verrazano Narrows Bridge opens]

Fixing Things

Children do not know how to fix things.
They take them apart and leave the pieces for adults to clean up.
They are not concerned with survival.

Teenagers can fix anything.
They take things apart and put them together again;
Sometimes the things survive.

Adults know if it ain't broke don't fix it.
They take things apart and put them together again when they have to;
Usually the things survive.

Silverbacks know if it is broke, but doesn't hurt, don't fix it.
If it is broke, and causes pain, they reluctantly fix it;
Sometimes they survive.

Elderly folk seldom fix anything, even if it hurts a bit.
If they can't stand the pain, they get someone else to fix it;
They have already survived.

William's Whimsical Words:

Survival is a necessary precondition for most people and many things.

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