Dec. 26, 1996
Today's Reading:"Grown" by Baron Wormser from GOOD TREMBLING, published by Houghton, Mifflin Co.
Today is St. Stephen's Day, honoring the first Christian martyr. He was stoned to death by a crowd.
Today is also Boxing Day, a holiday in England when money is collected for the poor.
In Ireland it's the Day of the Wren, a day of public merrymaking when masked revelers and musicians go from door to door.
The seven-day African American holiday Kwanzaa, meaning "first fruits," begins today.
It's the birthday of English poet Thomas Gray, best known for his "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." He was born in 1716.
Harlem Renaissance writer, Jean Toomer was born in Washington, D.C., in 1894.
It's the birthday of comedian Steve Allen, born in New York City in 1921.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®