Sep. 20, 1997

A Notch In the Spiral

by Margaret Hasse


Today's Reading:  "A Notch in the Spiral" by Margaret Hasse from STAIRS ABOVE STAIRS BELOW, published by New Rivers Press (1984).

The Applejack Festival begins today in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

The Covered Bridge Festival will be held at nine covered bridges in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

The Old Time Music Festival begins today in Coshocton, Ohio.

The Scarecrow Festival takes place today in Lahaska, Pennsylvania.

Poet and author Donald Hall (THE MUSEUM OF CLEAR IDEAS; THE OLD LIFE) was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1928.

Poet Stevie Smith (NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING) was born in Hull, England, in 1902.

Ferdinand Lamenthe, Jelly Roll Morton ("King Porter Stomp"), the man who claimed to have invented jazz, was born in New Orleans in 1885.

Editor Maxwell Perkins, the man who first published F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, was born in New York City in 1884.

Humorist Petroleum V. Nasby (David Ross Locke), whose work was enjoyed by Abraham Lincoln, was born in Binghamton, New York, in 1833.

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