Sep. 26, 1996

A Dedication to My Wife

by T. S. Eliot


Today's Reading:"A Dedication to My Wife" by T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) from THE ELDER STATESMAN, published by Faber and Faber.

There will be a Harvest Moon tonight--the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox is called a harvest moon because the extended light in the evening helps farmers harvest their crops.

There will also be a lunar eclipse this evening, taking place between 9:12 p.m. EDT and 12:36 a.m.

The Soho Jazz Festival begins today in London.

The Possum Town Pig Fest gets underway today in Columbus, Mississippi.

The 54th annual Preston County Buckwheat Festival starts in Kingwood, West Virginia today.

Today's the opening of the State Fair of Virginia on Strawberry Hill in Richmond.

The Tulsa State Fair starts today in Oklahoma.

Bob Dylan made his debut in New York's Greenwich Village on this day in 1961, playing at Gerde's Folk City.

Leonard Bernstein's musical WEST SIDE STORY premiered in New York City on this day in 1957.

It's the birthday today of author Jane Smiley (A THOUSAND ACRES; MOO) born in Los Angeles, California, in 1949.

Blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith died on this day in 1937 at the age of 43. She was injured in a car accident and bled to death while waiting for an ambulance which was reportedly slow too respond because she was a black woman.

Composer George Gershwin ("Rhapsody in Blue," "An American in Paris," "Porgy and Bess") was born on this day in 1898 in Brooklyn, New York.

T. S. Eliot was born on this day in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He gained international fame with the publication of THE WASTE LAND in 1922.

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born on this day in Leominster, Massachusetts, in 1774.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®




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