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March 26, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” — Robert Frost
★~ Make Up A Day to Celebrate: The El Morno calendar is open for suggestions. This will give us the opportunity to celebrate unrecognized traits, topics or event by giving them their own days. We will celebrate your suggestions on El Morno in the very near future.
★~ Today in History
♥~ 1936, the first telescope with a 200-inch-diameter, reflecting mirror was shipped — very, very carefully — from Corning, New York to Mt. Palomar Observatory in California. The lens of the Hale telescope weighed 20 tons. It was dedicated at Mt. Palomar in 1948.
♥~ 1937 – Joe DiMaggio said he’d take Ty Cobb’s advice and use a 36 or 37-ounce baseball bat instead of a 40-ounce stick during that season. The result? ‘Joltin’ Joe’ hit .346 during the season with 46 home runs — the most he ever hit in a single year. In the words of Yankee broadcaster Mel Allen, “How about that!”
♥~ 1979 – Michigan State and Indiana State met in the all-time highest rated basketball telecast. The NBC coverage earned a 24.1 rating. Indiana State’s unprecedented 33 consecutive-win streak came to an end as the Spartans of Michigan State won 75-64. A pair of future NBA Hall of Famers played against each other that night: Larry Bird, later of the Boston Celtics, scored 19 points while Magic Johnson, even later, of the Los Angeles Lakers, scored 24 points
♥~ 1874 – Robert Frost four-time Pulitzer prize-winning poet: Birches, Mending Wall, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening; read The Gift Outright at inauguration of John F. Kennedy; died Jan 29, 1963
♥~1940 – James Caan actor: The Godfather, Rabbit Run, Brian’s Song, Dick Tracy, Rollerball, Alien Nation, For the Boys, Misery, Las Vegas
♥~1942 – Erica Jong (Mann) writer: Fear of Flying, Becoming Light, How to Save Your
♥~1968 – Kenny Chesney singer: Fall in Love, Me and You, She’s Got It All, That’s Why I’m Here, How Forever Feels, You Had Me From Hello, Don’t Happen Twice
★~ Did You Know: Robert Frost, a New England native, was often called the “Icon of Yankee Values,”
♥~ Robert Frost won the Pulitzer Prize four times, more than any other poet in history.
♥~ The often-quoted line “good fences make good neighbors” comes from Frost’s poem “Mending Wall.”
♥~ Frost was often seen as “nature” poet, but often remarked to people that he only wrote two poems in his entire life that were totally nature-based.
♥~ At the age of 87, a frail Robert Frost delivered a poem to honor John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. Although he had written a poem specifically for the occasion, bitter cold and his health caused him to stumble. He ended up reciting flawlessly from memory “The Gift Outright.”
♥~ Robert Frost died in 1963 at the age of 89, and he had a sense of humor right to the end. His tombstone reads: “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.”
Don’t forget to suggest a day for us to celebrate. I don’t think Brussels Sprouts or cable television have ever been properly acknowledged with their own day…just saying!
Do you have a favorite Frost poem or quote? “Choose Something Like A Star,” is one of my favorites.
Wishing you a Saturday with only a few errands to run, a little wash to complete; no forced commitments, a nap if you need it, and fresh flowers for your table.