Thursday, April 15, 2010

What This Day Represents.

So, this being the 15th of April, may I point out that this is the 27th day of spring and the 106th day of the year, more or less.
On another April 15th, in 1542, Leonardo da Vinci was born. Charles Wilson Peale, another remarkable artist, naturalist, and observer of life was born on this day in 1741, almost exactly 200 years after Leo. d. V. entered life. On yet another, 15apr, this one in 1912, the glory of the White Star Line went down to the bottom of the North Atlantic, in the same week that the glamorous, ambitious, world-traveling Harriet Quimby became the very first woman to fly herself and her dragonfly contraption of an aircraft across the English Channel.
And, this being the 15th day of April, let me say that when it comes to taxes, the levying & the paying of them, I concede that I agree with Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society." I'm just saying.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt

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