My goodness! Today, December 19th, is quite the day in History. Julia says to “Be young at heart and fall back in love with life.” After the events in Ct. I know we can all use a little love in our lives. Writers everywhere can be happy about these events:
1732 – Benjamin Franklin began publishing “Poor Richard’s Almanac.”
1776 – Thomas Paine published his first “American Crisis” essay.
1843 – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was first published in England.
1918 – Robert Ripley began his “Believe It or Not” column in “The New York Globe”.
1957 – Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” opened at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. It ran for 1,375 shows.
1984 – Ted Hughes was appointed England’s poet laureate.
Read something wonderful today, write something profound, be young at heart. We can all use some “tidings of comfort and joy”. Merry Christmas.
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