Actually today is all about literature.
- Perhaps my favorite writer (but ask me again in an hour) is E. B. White. Mr. White gave us the completely charming children’s books CHARLOTTE’S WEB and STUART LITTLE. And then there’s his ELEMENTS OF STYLE which threatens to make decent writers and thinkers of us all, perish the thought. Mr. White was born today in 1899.
- Harper Lee’s masterpiece TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD was published today in 1960. In it, Atticus Finch explains; “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”
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Today in 1880, Maurice Vernon was born in Lexington. His parents were British and after his schooling at the Kentucky Military Institute, the family returned to England. Mr. Vernon grew up to be a playwright. He wrote “Me and My Gal”, “The Bamboula”, “The Princess and the Dancer”, and…wait for it…a play entitled “Mr. Wu”. This is the play we’re interested in today. “Mr. Wu” went on to about six film productions including a silent version featuring Lon Chaney Sr. in the title role. That, I think, qualifies Mr. Vernon to be our Kentucky writer…sorta. We’ll celebrate today with a;
Wu Wu Cocktail
2 oz. Grays Peak Vodka
1 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
Pour the vodka over ice in a highball glass.
Add the juices and serve.
One more thought from Atticus Finch; “I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”