"Ours is a circle of friendships united by ideals."
Juliette Low, good scout (1860~1927)
"It has been an ache and a joy both to look over this big shoulder of mine at all my yesterdays." the great Ethel Waters (1896~1977)
Oh now, happy deathday (1926, the year before the lone Lindy flew the Atlantic), great Harry Houdini. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUbytEgTXZQ&feature=related
How did Erich Weiss of Hungary come up with his stage name? Do acquaint yourself with the French magician, Robert Houdin (December 7, [b. on Pear Harbor day, did he but know it] 1805 – June 13,1871)
And, jfytk [just for you to know], 13 years before Houdini was sucker-punched into the next world, the first transcontinental motor way was dedicated on Halloween, 1913. 3,389 miles from NYC to San Francisco.... now that's a trip I'd like to take, Mr. Peabody.
And, and, and, happy birthday John Keats, Juliette Low, who was born in Savannah, GA, at a most inconvenient time, and Ethel Waters, ever so much more to her story than the old lady I remember, singing for Billy Graham's Crusades....
Off I go to lay in a supply of candy for the scary little beggars, bless 'em.