Oct. 11, 1997

Mrs. Snow

by Donald Justice


Today's Reading: "Mrs. Snow" by Donald Justice from A DONALD JUSTICE READER, published by University Press of New England.

The Chowderfest in Mystic, Connecticut, begins today.

The Eldon Turkey Festival starts today in Eldon, Missouri.

The Guatier Mullet Festival begins today in Guatier, Mississippi, with a mullet cookoff.

The Oyster Festival begins today at Chincoteague Island, on the Atlantic coast just south of Maryland, in Virginia.

Jazz drummer Art Blakey was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1919.

Choreographer Jerome Robbins, winner of the 1962 Oscar for the choreography of the film WEST SIDE STORY, was born in New York City in 1918.

Journalist Joseph Alsop was born in Avon, Connecticut, in 1910.

Billiards champion Willie Hoppe was born in Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, New York, in 1887.

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Francois Mauriac was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1885.

Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City in 1884.

Henry Heinz, who became known as the 'Pickle King,' was born in Pittsburgh in 1844.

The founder of the YMCA, Sir George Williams, was born in Dulverton, Somerset, England, in 1821.

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