Feb. 7, 1998
My Papa's Waltz
Today's Reading: "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke from THE COLLECTED POEMS OF THEODORE ROETHKE, published by Doubleday.
Pianist Eubie Blake, whose 1921 show "Shuffle Along" was the first black musical ever to play on Broadway, was born in Baltimore in 1883.
It's the birthday of writer Laura Ingalls Wilder who began writing her Little House books when she was 63 (LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS; LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE), born near Pepin, Wisconsin, 1867.
Novelist Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel ( for MAIN STREET), was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota on this day in 1885.
Charles Dickens (OLIVER TWIST; DAVID COPPERFIELD; A TALE OF TWO CITIES; GREAT EXPECTATIONS) was born in Portsmouth, England on this day in 1812.
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