Saturday, December 10, 2016
[1787 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, educator, preacher, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[1830 - Emily Dickinson, poet, born in Amherst,
[1851 - Melvil Dewey, librarian, born in Adams Center, New York]
[1910 - Tenor Enrico Caruso and conductor Arturo Toscanini perform world premiere of Puccini's
The Girl of the Golden West at the Metropolitan Opera]
[1911 - Chet (Chester Robert) Huntley, Emmy Award-winning newscaster, born in Cardwell, Montana]
[1913 - Morton Gould, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor, born in Richmond Hill, New York]
[1919 - John H. Hammond, producer, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, talent scout, born in Manhattan]
[1923 - Harold Gould (Harold Vernon Goldstein), PhD Acting teacher, actor, born in Schenectady, New York]
[1928 - Dan Blocker, actor, born in De Kalb, Texas]
[1933 - Mako (Iwamatsu Makoto), actor, born in Kobe]
[1938 - David 'Deacon' Jones, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end, born in Eatonville, Florida]
[1950 - Dr. Ralph Bunche is the first black man to receive a Nobel Peace Prize]
[1967 - Otis Redding and 4 Bar-Kays die
in a plane crash near Madison, Wisconsin]
Conversation with Madame Monet
Now Claude, the camera has been around for quite some time now.
People expect to see that kind of precision and detail in their art.
For heaven's sake, Claude, can't you pick something more interesting than haystacks to paint?
Well, I have to hand it to you, Claude. When you decided to paint trees,
you picked out just about the ugliest ones you could find.
If you have seen one cathedral, you have seen them all.
You are always off carousing with your riffraff artist friends.
I think you may finally be on to something with the water lilies, but there are too many of them and the colors are all wrong.
You are so absorbed in your work. You never think about me or the family.
William's Whimsical Words:
No one in your family appreciates your art.
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