Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Lawrence Welk died on this day in 1992. He was the cause of the slow death of millions of kids growing up in the 'fifties. Seeing his show now, one can look on it with amusement, but to a kid seeing it live every week, his parents looking on enthralled, it was an inkling that there is something malevolent at the heart of life.
While reading about Welk on the Web, I came across This great site
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Lady Nancy Astor died on this day in 1964. She was the first woman to serve as a member of the British Parliament, as a member of the House of Commons.
Her last words, when she woke briefly during her last illness and found all her family around her bedside:
"Am I dying or is this my birthday?"