Today is the 240th anniversary of the birth of Henry Clay of Kentucky.
He’s dead, so don’t get the birthday card box out so fast!
Known as “The Great Compromiser”, Clay was credited with some of the grandest bargains of the day.
He left us with a few compelling quotes…
“Government is a trust and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.”
When encouraged to run for the White House, he said this, “I’d rather be right than President.”
Today is the 176th anniversary of the birth of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Oliver Wendell Holmes, JR. He’s not still on the bench.
I find him a fascinating man, and one of these days I’ll do a bio or a series on him.
He was truly interesting.
I love some of his quotes.
Like this one…. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
2016 was rife with entertainment losses, but actress Barbara Rush turns 90 today.
The Peyton Place Years.
Her last acting gig was about 10 years ago, but prior to that she was all over television.
Beginning her TV career in 1954 on the Lux Video Theatre, Rush moved on to other guest shots on the likes of The Outer Limits and such.
In 1968 she moved to the controversial and ground breaking prime time soap Peyton Place where she played an abused wife in 68 episodes!
You saw her in Ironsides, Mannix, Marcus Welby, Medical Center, The Mod Squad, Maude, and Magnum P.I.
She was in movies too.
The early years.
She said a great many things over the years, but this one is my favorite:
“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.”
Wise words and ones we should all take to heart.
Happy not so Wordless Wednesday!
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:3.