Mar. 17, 1999
Poem: "Toast" by Thomas McCarthy from THE PENGUIN BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY IRISH POETRY, published by Penguin Books.
Today is the feast day of the Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, who arrived there in 432 AD to convert the Irish from Druidism to Christianity. He had become a great legend in Ireland by the 7th century.
British troops left Boston on this day back in 1766, a day that is now a holiday in Boston, and referred to as Evacuation Day.
It's the birthday of painter and illustrator Kate Greenway, born in London in 1846, and probably best remembered for her MOTHER GOOSE illustrations.
Today is the wedding anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Anna Roosevelt who were married in 1905.
Today is the anniversary of the founding of the Camp Fire Girls in 1910 in Lake Sebago, Maine.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®