Sep. 16, 1997

Aunt Celia, 1961

by Carl Dennis


Today's Reading:  " Aunt Celia, 1961" by Carl Dennis from RANKING THE WISHES, published by Penguin Books (1997).

There will be a full moon tonight, called the Harvest Moon, because of its proximity to the autumn equinox.

Chusok, the harvest thanksgiving moon festival, is celebrated today by Koreans.

Critic and scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., was born in Keyser, West Virginia, in 1950.

Writer John Knowles, author of A SEPARATE PEACE, was born in Fairmount, West Virginia, in 1926.

Blues guitarist B.B. King, who shortened his on-air name from Beale Street Blues Boy, to B.B., was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, in 1925.

Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd was also born in 1925, in Suffolk, Virginia.

J. C. Penney, the founder of Penney's department stores, was born in Hamilton, Missouri, in 1875.

Railroad builder James J. Hill was born in Wellington, Ontario, in 1838, later settling in Saint Paul where he took over the St. Paul and Pacific Railroads which became the Great Northern Railway.

The pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England, in 1620 on the MAYFLOWER.

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




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