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Franklin bifocals Tuesday, December 22, 2009

John Paul Jones in US Navy Uniform
[1775 - Congress commissions first naval officers,
including Lieutenant John Paul Jones]

Giacomo Puccini
[1858 - Giacomo Puccini, opera composer,
born in Lucca, Italy]

Baseball Hall of Famer Connie Mack in dugout  Connie Mack Hall of Fame Plaque
[1862 - Connie (Cornelius Alexander) Mack (McGillicudy), Baseball Hall of Fame catcher,
manager, born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts]

Pulitzer prize-winning poet Edwin Arlington Robinson
[1869 - Edwin Arlington Robinson, Pulitzer prize-
winning poet, born in Head Tide, Alna, Maine]

Academy Award-winning Actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft
[1907 - Dame Peggy (Edith Margaret Emily) Ashcroft,
Academy Award-winning actress, born in Croydon, England]

Bee-Gee Maurice Gibb
[1949 - Maurice Gibb, singer, songwriter, born in Douglas, Isle of Man]

Birthday Wishes

Birthdays pleasant times should be.
I can not recall a sad one,
When You are My age, you see,
It's nice just to have had one.

William's Whimsical Words:

Growing older is better than the alternative.

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