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Violin Maker Nicolo Amati    Nicolo Amati - one of his violins
[1596 - Nicolo Amati, luthier (violin maker), born in Cremona, Italy]

Artist Gilbert Stuart    Portrait Artist Gilbert Stuart
[1755 - Gilbert Stuart, portrait artist, born in Saunderstown, Rhode Island]

Illinois Flag
[1818 - Illinois enters the Union as the 21st state]

Meteorologist Cleveland Abbe    Meteorologist Cleveland Abbe
[1838 - Cleveland Abbe, innovative meteorologist, born in New York City]

Young Writer Joseph Conrad    Joseph Conrad Memorial    Bust of Writer Joseph Conrad    Writer Joseph Conrad     Writer Joseph Conrad   Writer Joseph Conrad
[1857 - Joseph Conrad (Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski), author, born in Berdychiv, Ukraine]

Singer Connee Boswell    Singer Connee Boswell
[1907 - Constance Foore 'Connee' Boswell, jazz singer, born in Kansas City, Missouri]

Cinematographer Sven Nykvist   Cinematographer Sven Nykvist   Cinematographer Sven Nykvist with Ingmar Bergman
[1922 - Sven Vilhem Nykvist, cinematographer, born in Moheda, Kronobergs lan, Sweden]

Fortran Inventor John Backus
[1924 - John Warner Backus, computer
scientist, inventor of Fortran,
born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Alfred Drake & Doretta Morrow in Broadway production of Kismet    Original Broadway Cast Album of Kismet
[1953 - The Musical Kismet opens on Broadway and runs for 583 performances]

Camelot - original Broadway cast Playbill
[1960 - Camelot opens at Majestic Theater,
in NYC, for a run of 873 performances]

Come Back
(A Father's Advice to His Daughters)

You must go out amongst them.
Only in the world may you find
Answers to questions you ask yourself.

When you've conquered all, daughters three,
(I wished for more, now there are four),
When you have shown them all you can be.
Come home again to visit thee with me.

Bring with you grandchildren you have raised
Better than you were. Grandchildren for play
While scant patience lasts inside one who aged.
In them your love; a glimpse of immortality.

So while males sleep late, and late get up to roar,
Go kill for us, then stand aside while first we feast.
Do what you have for then, for now, and evermore.
Tell us how strong we are, but always tame the beast.

lion king    lion couple

William's Whimsical Words:

Why is it that the "weaker" sex does the hunting and nurtures the young?

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