Thursday, December 3, 2009
[1755 - Gilbert Stuart, portrait artist,
born in Saunderstown, Rhode Island]
[1818 - Illinois enters the Union as 21st state]
[1838 - Cleveland Abbe, meteorologist,
born in New York City]
[1857 - Joseph Conrad (Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz
Korzeniowski), author, born in Berdychiv, Ukraine]
[1907 - Constance Foore 'Connee' Boswell,
singer, born in Kansas City, Missouri]
[1922 - Sven Vilhem Nykvist, cinematographer, born in Moheda, Kronobergs lan, Sweden]
[1924 - John Warner Backus, computer
scientist, inventor of Fortran,
born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[1953 - Kismet opens on Broadway for run of 583 performances]
[1960 - Camelot opens at Majestic Theater, NYC,
for run of 873 performances]
(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,
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, late get up to roar,
Go kill for us, then stand aside while we feast.
Do what you have for then, now, and evermore.
Tell us strong we are, but always tame the beast.
William's Whimsical Words:
Why is it that the "weaker" sex does the hunting and nurtures the young?
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