Aug. 29, 1997

My Dad's Wallet

by Raymond Carver


Today's Reading: "My Dad's Wallet" by Raymond Carver from WHERE WATER COMES TOGETHER WITH OTHER WATER, published by Random House.

Today's the opening of the Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, celebrating the establishment of the Cherokee Nation.

It's the start of Potato Feast Days in Houlton, Maine.

The 135th annual Stiftungsfest starts today in Young America with German food, music and a beer garden.

The Vermont State Fair opens today in Rutland, Vermont.

Gospel singer Marion Williams was born in Miami in 1927.

Singer Dinah Washington, known during the 1950s as Queen of the Harlem Blues, was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 1924.

Jazz alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, known also as Yardbird, was born in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1920.

It's the birthday of actress Ingrid Bergman (CASABLANCA; SPELLBOUND; NOTORIOUS), born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1915.

Screenwriter, film director and playwright Preston Sturges was born in Chicago in 1898.

Philosopher John Locke, whose ideas were incorporated into the U.S. Constitution 100 years later, was born in Wrington, England, in 1632.

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