Sep. 19, 1997

After Forty Years of Marriage, She Tries a New Recipe for Hamburger Hot Dish

by Leo Dangel

How to Take a Walk

by Leo Dangel

FRIDAY  9/19

Today's Reading:  "How to Take a Walk" and "After Forty Years of Marriage, She Tries a New Recipe for Hamburger Hot Dish" by Leo Dangel from OLD MAN BRUNNER COUNTRY, published by Spoon River Poetry Press.

The Corn Island Storytelling Festival starts today in Louisville, Kentucky.

Today is the Feast Day of San Gennaro, a major Italian festival.

The 39th annual Monterey Jazz Festival gets underway today in Monterey, California.

It's the birthday of pathologist Elizabeth Stern, the first to publish a case report linking a specific virus to a specific cancer in 1963, born in Ontario, Canada, in 1915.

Novelist Sir William Golding, author of THE LORD OF THE FLIES, was born in Cornwall, England, in 1911.

The first hot air balloon was sent aloft in Versailles, France, in 1783 with animal passengers including a sheep, rooster, and a duck.

The first Battle of Saratoga was fought today in 1777 south of New York, technically a victory for the British, but the French were so impressed by the colonists who fought that they decided to join the war on the American side.

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




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