143 years after Shakespeare died in 1616, the peevish man who owned his former house in Stratford-upon-Avon was so sick of people wanting to tour it that he had the house pulled down. He was run out of town. The same thing happened to Pope's villa in Twickenham in 1808.
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The brilliant author of sublime poems including Ode to a Nightingale, Bright Star! Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art, and Endymion. Died in 1821, just 26 years old. He asked that his tombstone say only, "Here lies One / Whose Name was writ in Water." But you can writ his name on your car bumper.
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Before he graduated from Buffalo's Central High School in 1912, my grandfather Paul Nolan went to Blessed Sacrament School. You will see that he was one of the sixth grade's two best students. This little booklet is in pretty good condition, considering it's over 110 years old. I hope some Buffalonians out there recognize a family member. Click to enlarge.
How great is this letterhead? I'm not sure exactly when it's from. 1960s? Later today I am going to use these directions to try and get an old clock running again (the instructions are for getting the pendulum going). I am trying to avoid having to go to a clock repair store in NYC.
My friend and colleague Simon Foster has just published a terrific debut novel called "Wanderlust." You can buy an electronic copy on Amazon for a buck and enjoy the weekend reading about Aussie bar owner Luke Bales. Luke's trying to solve a murder before his NYC bar, The Billabong, gets shut down. It's funny, exciting, and the first of many Luke Bales mysteries, I'm hoping.