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BLACK & WHITE DRAMA

Ansel Adams was born on this day in 1902 in San Francisco. When San Francisco was devastated by the horrible earthquake of 1906, his family moved to the Seacliff neighborhood, which had a fantastic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and … Continue reading

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WINNING BY A NOSE

Eddie Arcaro was born on this day in 1916, the premature son of Italian immigrant parents.  He would only reach 5’2″ in his adult life.  Being small allowed him to become one of the greatest thoroughbred horse racing jockeys of … Continue reading

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AARON MONTGOMERY WARD

Born on this day in 1842, in Chatham, New Jersey, Aaron Montgomery Ward was part of a large family with modest means.  His father moved the family to Niles, Michigan when Monty was nine years old.  As was the case … Continue reading

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OH FOR THE LIFE OF A DUMMY

In all my years of telling stories through drama, one of my favorites is the story of “Pinnochio,” the little wooden puppet that wanted so much to be a real boy.  In the end he got his wish, but not … Continue reading

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GALILEO

He was born on this day in 1564 – a time when the European Renaissance was well underway.  This time of enlightenment after the Middle Ages, was awakening the senses in ways never before experienced.  Before his birth in Pisa, … Continue reading

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HEART THROB, ROBERT WAGNER

Robert Wagner probably is best known for being the husband of Natalie Wood.  He was born on this day in 1930 and graced the silver screen with his good looks for many years.  He still appears in television shows occasionally.  … Continue reading

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ANOTHER RONALD’S BIRTHDAY

This splendidly handsome man was born on February 9, 1891 – a long time before I was even a glint in my father’s eye.  He was born in England and studied at a boarding school in Littlehampton. His intention was … Continue reading

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