|Patty Smith Hill
Everyone knows the rules in washing your hands to help prevent the spread of Covid 19. You do it by singing the Happy Birthday To You song twice. In 1868 on this day, Patty Smith Hill who composed the birthday song was born. I wonder what she'd say if she knew her song was now a medical procedure:
When his remonstrations to put away the bottle were met with "vile epithets" from "the negro," as The New York Times reported at the time, the enraged Heflin tossed one of the men off the streetcar. Then, when his adversary continued to sass him from the street, the congressman natually shot at him. The bullet missed, though, and hit a bystander in the toe. Undeterred, Heflin fired again, this time wounding Lumby in the head. He was arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill, and, after being accorded all due courtesy at the police station, released on bail. Cotton Tom was never tried for the shooting, which he later cited as one of the greatest accomplishments of his career.
|First Lady Helen Taft
One has to wonder if President Truman noticed the friendship trees on August 6, 1945 or August 9, 1945 when we dropped atomic bombs on them killing 75,000 people. I wonder how good those apples tasted that day.
A person can escape the unhappiness that befalls her, but not the unhappiness she creates herself.