So, the thing about any sort of an anniversary is that a date is more than one or two digits on a calendar. In that one little grid, that pinnacle of a square-tipped iceberg of time, is an invitation to remember. This is more than Sunday, the 16th of September, 2012.
|Lauren Bacall, b. 1924|
|Francis Parkman, b. 1823|
|B.B. King, b. 1925|
• For one thing, plenty of interesting people, such as actress Lauren Bacall (what a face, no?), musician B.B. King, and historian Francis Parkman, share this as a birthday. As do countless other folks we'll never, ever know or maybe never heard of. Poet Alfred Noyes, for instance - do you know him? I hope you know his splendid, far out adventure poem, The Highwayman. oh baybee Read this one out LOUD!