May 9, 1996
Spring in Hampstead
Today's Reading: "Spring in Hampstead" by Eleanor Farjeon from POEMS FOR CHILDREN, published by Lippincott (1951).
The abolitionist John Brown ("John Brown's body lies a mouldering in the grave, but his soul goes marching on.") was born on this day in Torrington, Connecticut in 1800.
It's the birthday of the notorious Confederate spy, Belle Boyd, born in Martinsburg (now West Virginia) in 1844.
The creator of "Peter Pan," James M. Barrie, was born on this day in Kirriemuir, Scotland in 1860.
Children's author Eleanor Estes (The Moffats), was born in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1908.
Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett made the first flight over the North Pole on this day in 1926.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®