Friday, April 9, 2010

The 9th.

So, the damp, green world hereabouts is all a'bloom. According to, today is the anniversary of the birth of Tom Lehrer, author/performer of Poisoning Pigeons in the Park, The Masochism Tango, and other brilliant ditties. And the body/soul constructs known to the world as Lorenzo de Medici (Florentine statesman & patron of the arts), visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and glorious actress of the British stage, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, died on the 9th of April in 1492, 1959, and 1940, respectively.
Above all, let it be remembered that on April 9, 1865, that Generals Robt. E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, as well as many a dusty, bone-weary soldier gathered in a Virginia courthouse-town, www.nps/apco, where a bit of paperwork would be discussed, written, signed, and witnessed, all to properly signify that at last, at last, at last, the terrible war was coming to an end.

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to thank you for a great presentation at the KRA meeting yesterday. Laughed my way through your talk. I also walked home with a copy of your Washington book, compliments of the drawing. Just love the expressive artwork -- and the text that gave a world of information. Also saw you at one of the KS SCBWI talks. Much appreciated.