Tuesday, February 14, 2017
[1778 - USS Ranger receives the first official salute to the Stars and Stripes by a European country (France)]
[1817 - Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, lecturer, editor, born into slavery at Holme Hill Farm, Talbot County, Maryland]
[1859 - Oregon, the 33rd state, entered the United States of America]
[1859 - George Ferris, inventor of the Ferris wheel, born in Galesburg, Illinois]
[1894 - Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky), comedian, born in Waukegan, Illinois]
[1905 - Thelma Ritter, Tony Award-winning actress, born in Brooklyn]
[1912 - Arizona entered the United States of America]
[1913 - Mel Allen (Israel), sportscaster, born in Birmingham, Alabama]
[1913 - Woody (Wayne) Hayes, College Football Hall of Fame coach, born in Clifton, Ohio]
[1929 - Victor 'Vic' Morrow, actor, born in the Bronx]
[1943 - Battle of the Kasserine Pass: Germans under Field Marshall Rommel (Dessert Fox) defeat US forces]
[1946 - Gregory Oliver Hines, dancer, actor, born in New York City]
Valentines Day Sediment
Roses are red,
Violets are violet,
Fold up the bed,
Get out of the toilet.
Shamrocks are green,
Cornflowers are blue,
Turn off the machine,
You sucked up my shoe.
Growing Old Together
Asters are gold,
Daisies are yellow,
Don't get too old,
I'll still be your fellow.
Carnations are pink,
Orchids are ecru,
When you turn to drink,
I can't stand by you.
William's Whimsical Words:
Writing poetry is the soul means of expressing my love.
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