Sep. 7, 1997

Young Man Leaving Home

by Sydney Lea


Today's Reading: "Young Man Leaving Home" by Sydney Lea from TO THE BONE, published by University of Illinois Press (1996).

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Buddy Holly ("That'll Be the Day")was born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1936

Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins was born in New York City in 1930.

Coast-to-coast airmail service started on this day in 1924.

In 1918 F. Scott Fitzgerald met Zelda Sayre at a country club dance in Montgomery, Alabama.

Congress passed the Workman's Compensation Act in 1916.

The New York Post Office opened in 1914 with the inscription from Herodotus above the door, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

Popular novelist Taylor Caldwell, author of DEAR AND GLORIOUS PHYSICIAN (1959), was born in Manchester, England, in 1900.

English poet Dame Edith Sitwell was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1887.

Poet and novelist Elinor Wylie, was born in Somerville, New Jersey, in 1885.

Grandma Moses, Anna Mary Robertson, who started painting at the age of 78, was born in Greenwich, New York, in 1860.

Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, the only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was born in Greenwich, England, in 1533.

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