Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Don't know, but I hear they have harps a-plenty

This is the anniversary of the death, in 1988, of composer Frederick Loewe. Upon the death of his collaborator, Alan Jay Lerner, in 1986, Loewe said:

"It won't be long before we'll be writing together again. I just hope they have a decent piano up there."

Also on this day, in 1975, comic novelist P. G. Wodehouse died. He once wrote:

"It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them."