A veritable cornucopia

May 3, 2013 – Today, I offer a medley of brief thoughts for the first Friday in May.

“Gone with the Wind”, one of my favorite books and movies, received a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for Fiction on this day back in 1937. Published in 1936, it was Mitchell’s only novel during her lifetime. Her earlier works were published after her death.derby-hat-1-ps

If I were going to the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, I’d wear this hat:

“The Fantasticks”, the Off-Broadway sensation, opened in Greenwich Village on this day back in 1960. The musical, whose cast includes a character known as the “wall” that separates two houses, became the longest running musical of all time. I saw it years ago in New York at its original theater, and in Philadelphia a few years back at the wonderful Kimmel Center.

Finally, as a blogger, it’s my duty to mention that today is World Press Freedom Day. The United Nations General Assembly declared that on each May 3 – and today is its 20th anniversary – we will raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press, and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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2 thoughts on “A veritable cornucopia

  1. I can see you wearing that hat. You could get away with it and it would be better for you than sunblock. LOL — Interesting post.

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