Once majestic and vibrant, over the years, our dear old “Running Man” had basically run his course. He’d seen his share of birds and bats and bobcats long before we arrived with kids and dogs and bobcats of the construction variety to rearrange the desertscape into something he probably didn’t recognize, and we could only imagine. Behind the skeletal remains, and across the city, mountain ranges are visible. On clear days, I count at least five – all the way into Mexico.
The most popular version of the song “Rags to Riches” was recorded by Tony Bennett in 1953. It became a gold record that year. Several years ago, I took my dad to a casino where Tony was performing right outside of town. On the drive home, Dad fondly reminisced the many times he’d seen the singer perform, and thanked me for the latest memory. I figured it was mine as well, and glad to share ;-)
Ralph Lauren had a one-word answer when questioned about his future goals: “Millionaire.”
R.W Rueckheim – Introduced his Cracker Jack snack at the 1st Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 – Toys (inside the box) were added in 1912. Frito-Lay bought the brand in 1997
Rudyard Kipling wrote, “The Jungle Book” in 1894, and in 1897, a poem entitled Recessional. Here is an excerpt:
If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!