Monday, October 31, 2022

Halloween 2022 -- October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween, everyone. The 27-October-1945 cover of The New Yorker features a painting by Edna Eicke of three little ghosts who are afraid to trick or treat at a creepy-looking house.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

COVID-19, Vaccine, Masks, Church, Baseball and School -- October 30, 2022

COVID-19 infections are down, but new sub-variants are on their way.

I had two more procedures this month looking for a potential solution for my shortness of breath. I hope to have an operation in November. 

 I was supposed to start teaching again at Good Shepherd School in Pacifica, but first we have to fix my medical problem. 

It is nice to see Dusty Baker's Astros in the World Series. I keep thinking of them as a National League team.

Ukraine is holding its own. Putin keeps threatening to use tactical nuclear weapons. 

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Jerry Lee Lewis, RIP-- October 29, 2022

Jerry Lee Lewis has died. Everyone I told said they thought he had died already. He must have been a terrible person to be around, but he sure could play the piano and sing.

Great Balls Of Fire

Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Steve Allen Show - 1957)

Jerry Lee Lewis "Breathless"

Jerry Lee Lewis - High School Confidential (Opening, 1958) - HD

National Cat Day, 2022 -- October 29, 2022

Tigerlily has instructed me to wish everyone a happy National Cat Day.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

GGNRA 50 -- October 27, 2022

50 years ago today, on 27-October-1972 the Golden Gate National Recreation Area(GGNRA) came into existance. The first thing I remember is that we stopped paying admission to enter Fort Point. Over the years, I have watched them preserve more and more land.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Hillary Clinton 75 -- October 26, 2022

Hillary Clinton, First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State and presidential candidate, was born 75 years ago today, on 26-October-1947. 

In 2016 she won the popular vote. If she had also won the electoral college, our nation would be quite
different today.  

Airplane Lands Upon Battleship While in Motion -- October 26, 2022

Morning Tulsa Daily World, 28-October-1922

100 years ago today, on 26-October-1922, Lieutenant Commander Godfrey Chevalier, a pioneer in naval aviation, made the first landing while underway on a United States aircraft carrier, the USS Langley (CV-1). Chevalier flew an Aeromarine 39B. All the newspaper accounts that I found referred to the Langley as a "battleship." 

Airplane Lands
Upon Battleship
While in Motion

Two-Seated A-606 Naval
Flying Machine Makes
Feat Successfully 

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 27. -- For the first time in history an airplane has landed successfully on the deck of a moving American battleship, it was announced here today by naval officers.

The feat was successfully performed by Lieut. Com. Godfrey Chevalier, flying a two-seated A-606. He landed on the United States ship Langley while the vessel was moving at six knots an hour off the Virginia capes late yesterday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Monday, October 24, 2022

Jackie Robinson 50 Years -- October 24, 2022

I find it hard to believe that Jackie Robinson died 50 years ago today, on 24-October-1972.  He starred 
in many sports at UCLA.  He received a commission in the Army during World War Two.  Refusing to move to the back of the bus, he faced a court-martial for insubordination.  He was acquitted and spent the rest of his service coaching Army athletics.

After the war, Robinson joined the Kansas City Monarchs, a team in the Negro American League.  Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey signed him to play for the Montreal Royals in 1946.  Rickey had been looking for a player to break the baseball color line, which had been in effect since the late Nineteenth Century.  Robinson agreed to turn the other cheek when racists on and off the field taunted him. In 1947, Robinson came out of spring training with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

In 1950, Robinson played himself in The Jackie Robinson Story.  Ruby Dee played his wife Rachel.
I remember a 1990 television movie called The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson.  I couldn't find any photos.  Andre Braugher played Robinson.

In 2013, Chadwick Boseman played Robinson in 42.  Ruby Dee played his mother.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Byte Magazine -- Windows 3.0 -- October 23, 2022

I used to subscribe to Byte Magazine. Windows 3.0 was the first release that I read much about. 3.1 was the first one that I used. I got to play with OS/2, but it wasn't impressive. 

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Albert Bierstadt -- The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak -- October 22, 2022

Albert Bierstadt painted "The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak" in 1863. Lander's Peak is in the Wind River Range of the Rockies. The Painting is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Friday, October 21, 2022

F Scott Fitzgerald -- Biggest Books in the World -- October 21, 2022

New York Herald, 01-October-1922

F Scott Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age, made its debut in September 1922. The image in the ad is from John Held, Jr's design for the dust jacket.

While few stories from this collection were made into movies, Warner Brothers was promoting their upcoming adaption of his second novel, The Beautiful and Damned

Film Daily, 01-September-1922

I like the "huge float" advertising upcoming Warner Brothers productions based on popular novels.

Film Daily, 01-September-1922

A closer view of the "huge float," and a promise of thousands of huge posters that would be pasted all over the country.

Moving Picture World, 28-October-1922

Marie Prevost would play a leading role in The Beautiful and Damned

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Kodakers -- And Those Who Do Not Kodak -- October 20, 2022

Johnson City Tennessee Daily Staff, 29-October-1922

George Eastman's Kodak cameras allowed many people to take up photography. I remember going on vacation and having to watch how much film I was using. Digital cameras have made that part better.

"Kodakers" is an interesting coinage. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Jane Eyre 175 Years -- October 19, 2022

175 years ago today, Charlotte Brontë, using the male pseudonym Currer Bell, published her most popular novel, Jane Eyre

About a year ago, we saw that the story had been adapted into silent movies many times:

This time I will write about some of the talking picture adaptions. 

Akron Beacon-Journal, 04-August-1934

The first talkie that I could find was Jane Eyre, made in 1934 by Monogram. Virginia Bruce played Jane, Colin Clive played Edward Rochester and Claire Du Brey played Bertha Rochester. Christy Cabanne directed. 

Boston Globe, 28-July-1934

Monogram was known for making relatively high-quality B pictures on relatively modest budgets. The success of a costume picture made on such a low budget attracted the attention of other studios.

In 1943, Val Lewton was in the midst of producing a series of excellent but low-budgeted horror films for RKO. Jacques Tourneur directed I Walked with a Zombie, which borrowed much of its plot from Jane Eyre. Frances Dee played a Canadian nurse who was hired to be caregiver for the sick wife (Christine Gordon) of a wealthy plantation owner (Tom Conway). Things rapidly go sideways. It is always nice to see and hear Calypso singer Sir Lancelot in a Lewton film.

Also in 1943, Robert Stevenson directed the first big-budget sound adaption, which was written by John Houseman and Aldous Huxley. Joan Fontaine played Jane, Orson Welles played Edward Rochester and I don't know who played Bertha. The film was produced and distributed by 20th Century-Fox. Welles played Rochester several times on the radio.

Detroit Free Press, 18-July-1943

Also during 1943, movie star Sylvia Sidney toured the nation with her husband, Luther Adler. Helen Jerome wrote the stage adaption.

In 1970, George C Scott played Edward Rochester in a made-for-television movie. It was released in theaters in Europe. Susannah York played Jane. Scott did several movies like this in that period, including adaptions of A Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast and Oliver Twist. The later productions were sponsored by Armour Star Ham.

Director Franco Zeffereli made an adaption in 1996. Charlotte Gainsbourg was Jane, William Hurt was Rochester and Maria Schneider was Bertha Rochester.

In 1997, director Carey Fukunaga made another adaption. Mia Wasikowska was Jane Eyre, Michael Fassbender was Rochester and Valentina Cervi was Bertha.

Perhaps another time, I will write about non-English language versions or television adaptions.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

KPO -- World Series by Radio Today! -- October 18, 2022

San Francisco Examiner, 04-October-1922

San Francisco radio station KPO began broadcasting 100 years ago today, on 17-April-1922. I remember reading about the 50th anniversary of successor KNBR in the Chronicle. The photos of the early studios caught my attention.

The original KPO studios were in the Hale Brothers department store at Fifth and Market. Hale Brothers owned the station. In 1929, the station moved to the Hale Brothers annex, seen behind the corner store. In 1927, the station became an early affiliate of the NBC Red Network. NBC acquired KPO in the 1930s and changed the call letters to KNBC. Later, they wanted to use the call sign for a Los Angeles station and changed the San Francisco station to KNBR. KNBR currently carries the broadcasts of San Francisco Giants games.

In 1922, KPO carried broadcasts of the World Series between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Georgia Lynches Ninth -- October 17, 2022

Omaha Monitor, 17-October-1922

According to this item, Georgians had lynched nine people in sixty days. Perhaps they were trying to set a record. 

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Bob Weir 75 -- October 16, 2022

Happy 75th birthday to Bob Weir, who was born on 16-October-1947. He was one of the founders of the Grateful Dead. He composed some of their more popular songs. KFRC didn't play the Dead's music much, except for "Truckin'."

Grateful Dead - Truckin'

Grateful Dead - Sugar Magnolia

Grateful Dead - The Other One

Saturday, October 15, 2022

NuGrape -- A Flavor You Can't Forget -- October 15, 1922

Chattanooga Daily Times, 25-October-1922

I understand that NuGrape is still being produced, but I have never had one.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Breaking the Sound Barrier 75 -- October 14, 2022

75 years ago today, on 14-October-1947, Captain Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 rocket plane. He stayed in the US Air Force, commanding fighter squadrons and wings, and was the first commandant of the US Air Force Test Pilot School. 

Chuck Yeager was the best character in Tom Wolf's book The Right Stuff and in Phil Kaufman's movie adaption. Sam Shepard, seen in the photo with Yeager, played Yeager. 

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Coca-Cola -- A Great Thing to Have on Ice at Home -- October 13, 2022

Covington Daily Leader, 26-October-1922

I could use a Diet Coke on ice. I have tried McDonald's frozen Coke. It was good.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022 -- October 12, 2022

My Italian-American mother will not like this, but I'm going to stop calling it Columbus Day and call it Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day to everyone.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Black Swan Records -- October 11, 2022

Chicago Whip, 21-October-1922

Black Swan was the first African-American owned record label to acheive wide distribution. They featured many jazz artists, including Ethel Waters, Fletcher Henderson, who was what would later be called the A&R man and Josie Miles. Donald Heywood was a classically-trained composer.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Comic Book -- Shadow -- October 10, 2022

Halloween is coming. The Shadow appeared in radio, pulp magazines, movies and comic books. The March 1944 issue of the Shadow comic book has skeletons, a bloody dagger and a green-faced evildoer.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad -- October 9, 2022

Santa Rosa Republican, 28-October-1922

The Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad was an interurban electric line that connected Petaluma and Santa Rosa. Branches went to Sebastopol and Two Rock. Steamboats carried passengers and freight between San Francisco and Petaluma. I am surprised I have not mentioned it before. The Northwestern Pacific Railroad purchased the PSR in 1932. Passenger service ended on 01-July-1932.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Woman Crosses Continent in Air -- October 8, 2022

New Britain Herald, 09-October-1922

100 years ago today, on 08-October-1922, Lillian Gatlin landed at Curtiss Field in Mineola, Long Island after a 27 hour and 11-minute flight from San Francisco. This made her the first woman to fly across the country. She was trying to raise interest in making March 2 a day to acknowledge aviators who "offered their lives on the altar of patriotism and progress." 

Gatlin said that 02-March-1915 was the day that Lincoln Beachey died while performing aerobatics at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. I thought he died on the 14th:
The Pneumatic Rolling-Sphere Carrier Delusion: Lincoln Beachey Plunges a Mile Out of Sky to Death -- March 14, 2015 (


Lillian Gatlin Reaches Mineola
Field Safely

Mineola, L. I. Oct. 9. -- Lillian Gatlin, said to be the first woman to cross the continent by airplane, landed at 5:45 last evening at the United States Air Mall Service station at Curtiss field, completing the flight from San Francisco in the flying time of 27 hours and 11 minutes. She left San Francisco on Oct. 5.

Miss Gatlin, who Is the founder of the National Association of Aviation Gold Star Mothers, arrived as a "special delivery" package in one of the United States Post Office De Haviland mail planes equipped with a 400 horsepower Liberty motor. The trip was undertaken by Miss Gatlin for the purpose of creating interest in her movement to have the government set apart March 2 every year to commemorate the death of flyers who offered their lives on the altar of patriotism and progress.

Army officers here estimated that Miss Gatlin flew 2,680 miles in her flight. Her trip from Cleveland yesterday was the last leg of her journey and was made in 4 hours and 36 minutes, with Pilot Elmer G. Leonhard, an air service flyer, at the wheel.

The plane ran into rainstorms and fog on the last leg. Before coming to Mineola Leonhardt pushed the nose of his machine down the Hudson and to New York harbor, where he circled the statue of liberty several times in salute. At Curtiss field Miss Gatlin stepped smilingly from the plane to meet the congratulations of a group of men and women who had been apprised of her coming.

Wears Dead Aviator's Goggles.

After a pat at her hair. Miss Gatlin drew from the folds of her flying suit a pair of baby shoes, her mascot.

"These were given to me by the mother of a dead aviator," she said as she stroked the white leather shoes. "No. I don't believe in a jinx. These are Lincoln Beachery's cuff buttons. He met his death in an airplane. So did Harold L. Coffey, whose goggles I am wearing. No, I am not superstitious. It is because I would preserve the memory of these men and many others like them who died as martyrs to aviation, whether in civil pursuits or in the cause of their country, that I wish to have a memorial service for dead aviators.

"I want the gold star mothers to feel that the memory of their sons shall endure. By setting apart one day of the year for fitting ceremonies in tribute to dead aviators, the nation will prove that it does not forget the men who have given their lives in the pursuit of a constructive ideal. The names of these men should be handed on to the coming generations and should serve as an inspiration to schoolboys as well as their parents so long as deeds of heroism shall have power to thrill."

Friday, October 7, 2022

Tanker On the Rocks Near Cliff House -- October 7, 2022

San Francisco Examiner, 08-October-1922

100 years ago today, on 07-October-1922, oil tanker Lyman Stewart, entering San Francisco in a pea soup fog, collided with an outbound freighter, the Walter A Luckenbach. The tanker tried to beach itself on the south side of the Golden Gate, but tore her bottom open on Mile Rock and wound up on the rocks nears Lands End. The Luckenbach was able to reach Pier 31 under its own power. All hands on the Stewart survived. The Stewart was found to be a total loss. 


Crew Taken off in Lifeboats;
Stewart Abandoned After
Collision With Luckenbach

Shattered Craft, With Fuel Oil
Cargo, Beached Near Cliff
House; Freighter in Port

Beached in the surf between Seal Rocks and Point Lobos, at the Cliff House, the giant oil tanker Lyman Stewart was run ashore and abandoned last night following a collision with the Walter A. Luckenbach, one of the largest freighters using this port.

The crash of huge ships occurred in the north channel of the Golden Gate, in a dense fog, at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

The Lyman Stewart was outbound with a full cargo of oil and gasoline -- 68,000 barrels in all. She had cleared from Oleum, up the bay, and was headed for Seattle.

The Luckenbach was entering port concluding a voyage from New York and Baltimore through the Panama canal. She had discharged part of her cargo at San Pedro and was high in the water forward -- a fact that gave her the advantage in the collision.

The Luckenbach's bow struck the tankship ten feet from the cutwater, on the port side. According to the crew, the Lyman Stewart was going astern at the time.


So powerful was the blow that the steel hull of the Lyman Stewart was split by a gap eight feet wide, extending from the deck-level to far below the waterline.

The impact was heard at lifesaving stations nearly a mile away, and boats were immediately launched.

Captain J. G. Cloyd immediately headed his sinking vessel toward the south shore of the straits. The tanker kept afloat until, aided by a rapid ebbtide, she struck the rocks opposite the Mile Rock lighthouse, below the cliffs of Lincoln Park.

Here the swell caught her and hauled her over the rocks, fairly dragging the bottom out of her.

An hour and a half after the collision, she became wedged between the Seal Rocks and Point Lobos, a hundred yards north of the former.


The crew was taken off in lifeboats and towed into port. James Porter, fireman, of 1927 First avenue, Seattle, received a crushed leg in lowering a boat.

Meanwhile, the Luckenbach, badly damaged but afloat, was able to proceed to port under her own power, and docked at Pier 31, where her cargo was immediately removed. The freighter was taking water rapidly. Her bow was shattered.

Tugs sent out in response to wireless calls to aid the Lyman Stewart were unable at first to find her, and lost time in the impenetrable fog.

The last summons, sent by Radio Operator A. D. James before the wireless went out of commission was:
"Send tugs immediately. I have no power."

Captain George Benner of the Luckenbach kept the freighter standing by the sinking tanker until it became certain she would make her way to the beach.

The outbound schooner F. S. Loop, Captain Larsen, also stood by until the tanker went ashore.

Port Captain W. J. Darragh of the Red Stack Tugboat Company sent the tugs Sea Ranger, Sea Scout, Fearless and Sea Witch which cruised around the straits until they located the distressed ship.


Immediately after the ship struck, Captain Cloyd ordered the crew of 38 men to take to the lifeboats. The order was obeyed, the only mishap being the injury to Porter. The lifeboats, three in number, were picked up by a life-saving cutter commanded by Captain Clark of the Golden Gate Life-saving station and towed to Meiggs Wharf shortly after dark.

Those remaining aboard the vessel were Captain Cloyd, First Officer H. R. Halvorsen of San Francisco, Second Officer H. Shields of Seattle, Third Officer A. Nordstrom of San Francisco, Chief Engineer Louis Eakins of San Francisco, and Assistant Engineers Reginald Davis of Seattle, C. Sandford of Seattle, and A. Getz of San Francisco.

These were later brought to port aboard the tug Sea Ranger.

Captain Cloyd gave the following description of the collision:
"We were proceeding very slowly -- less than six knots an hour -- owing to the fog, which was extremely thick. The Luckenbach suddenly loomed up before us, and before anything could be done we struck.

"The blow was extremely severe. My ship was cut from rail to below the waterline, the gap averaging seven to eight feet wide. She began to fill immediately.

"I set the pumps to work discharging the oil to lighten the ship.

"I headed her over toward the south shore, as it was impossible to beach her on the north shore of the straits. It was a question whether she would keep afloat long enough to make it, but the tide helped. She drifted close to the Mile Rock lighthouse and first struck on the rocks inshore opposite the lighthouse.


"Here a swell took her and lifted her over the rocks, apparently tearing the bottom to pieces with each repeated impact. After a considerable time of pounding she came to rest near the Seal Rocks.

"The Luckenbach stood by until it was evident we would keep afloat.

"I have nothing to say regarding the collision. The fog was to blame."

After the Luckenbach docked at Pier 31, Captain Benner said:

"We were steaming slowly along in thick fog -- one of the thickest I have ever experienced. We kept blowing our fog whistles all the way in.

"Suddenly the Lyman Stewart came into view just ahead. It was too late to avoid collision, and the boats met head on."

Members of the Lyman Stewart's crew declared that their engines were in reverse for nearly two minutes preceding the crash, and that the tanker was either standing still or going astern at the time she was struck.

The Walter A. Luckenbach is owned by the Luckenbach Company and has a displacement of 11,500 tons.

San Francisco Chronicle, 08-October-1922

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Loretta Lynn, RIP -- October 6, 2022

I was sad to learn that singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn has died. She was a poet. As her song said, she grew up a "Coal Miner's Daughter," in the poorest of circumstances. She married at 15 and stayed married. She wrote songs about divorce, birth control, the Vietnam War and strong women. When the movie Coal Miner's Daughter came out in 1980, we went to see it. My dad liked to listen to country music on the radio. I was always happy when her songs came on.

Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter

Loretta Lynn - You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)

loretta lynn "the pill"

Loretta Lynn - Don't Come Home A-Drinkin'

Record Endurance Flight 35 Hours -- October 6, 2022

Great Falls Tribune, 07-October-1922

100 years ago, on October 5-6 1922, United States Army Air Service Lieutenants John A Macready and Oakley G Kelly set an endurance record, keeping their single engine Fokker T-2 monoplane in the air for 36 hours, 4 minutes, and 32 seconds. They had initially set out to fly from San Diego to New York, but turned back because of bad weather. They decided to use their load of fuel and oil to set an endurance record, by flying in great circles over San Diego. They received the Mackay Trophy in acknowledgment of their achievement. 

They were able to fly from San Diego to Indianapolis in November and San Diego to New York in 1923.

The 400 HP V-12 Liberty engine was designed by two important engineers. 

Liberty Engine Emerges King
of All Airplane Motive
Force, Says Army.

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 6. -- (By The Associated Press.) -- Lieutenants John A. Macreadv and Oakley Kelly, who had been flying over San Diego since 5:58 a. m. Thursday in the great monoplane T-2, landed at Rockwell field at 5:11:30 p. m. Friday, having broken all known records for sustained flight in a heavier-than-air flying machine. They were in the air 35 hours, 18 minutes and 30 seconds.

The aviators were well tired out but willing, they said, to have continued their flight except for their desire to reach the ground before darkness should make landing more difficult.

Whistles Greet Aviators

The landing of the big plane was the signal for a mighty chorus of whistles from the vessels in the harbor. When the airmen circled down to the field a small army of spectators, including the Rockwell field force and many civilians, was waiting to greet them.

Captain R. G. Erwin, commandant of Rockwell field, soon after the flight ended, gave out the time the aviators had been aloft as 35 hours, 18 minutes and 30 seconds. The official time of departure was set down in the Rockwell field records 5:33 a.m. instead of 5:50 a. m. as unofficially given out and the time of landing was given as 5:11:30 p. m.

The aviators were begrimed with oil and grease when they stepped from the big machine in which they had remained aloft, circling over the city for virtually two days and a night. That did not stop Mrs. Benjamin Macready, mother of one of the aviators, from rushing to greet her son. She kissed him full on his grimy cheek and when she turned around, smiling gladly, her lips were black with grease and oil.

Fliers Make Statement

Lieutenants Macready and Kelly joined in making the following statement:
"It was the wonderful Liberty motor which kept us up. There is no question that this flight proves the motor to be the best and most efficient in the world. It is due to the development of army aviation. The primary purpose of the test, it should be said, was to test the motor in the United States army transport T-2 and the result was all that could be expected.

"We are going to make the flight from San Diego to New York in November and we are confident that we shall be successful."

The first person to greet Lieutenant Kelly was Charles Dworack, chief mechanic, who came ahead of the aviators from Dayton, Ohio, to install the new motor in the monoplane. He superintended the entire job.


Washington. Oct .6. -- Army air service officials in a statement tonight on the record established by Lieutenant Macready and Kelly, declared the demonstration has furnished "convincing proof of the wonderful reliability of the best aeronautical engine the world has yet produced -- the Liberty."

Attention was called to feats which each of the pilots has to his credit, among them the establishment by Lieutenant Macready of the world altitude record, when he piloted a plane 40,200 feet above Dayton, Ohio, in September, 1920.

The air service transport T-2, on its flight weighed 10,700 pounds, of which 4,600 pounds consisted of gas and oil, according to the statement. Lieutenant Macready is a native of Los Angeles and Kelly is from Geneva, Pa.

1922 Aircraft Yearbook

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Pulp -- The Shadow -- October 5, 2022

Halloween is coming. The cover of the May, 1946 The Shadow looks pretty scary. 

When I was a kid, Gene Nelson on KSFO played old radio shows at night. He often played episodes of The Shadow. At some point, I found a copy of Jim Harmon's The Great Radio Heroes in the library and read that the Shadow was a very different character in the pulp magazines. That character sounded more interesting. The whole "clouds men's minds" didn't make a lot of sense, but wearing dark clothes and hiding in the shadows sounded cool. Later still, I got to read reprints and found that they were pretty cool.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Feast of Saint Francis, 2022 -- October 4, 2022

Today is the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.  

“Lord make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
And where there is sadness, joy.

"O divine master grant that I may
Not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive-
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
And its in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Francesco Ribalta created "Francis of Assisi With Angel Music" around 1620.

Sunday we took Tigerlily to Saint Peter's church in Pacifica. Father Jerry Foley was blessing the animals. She didn't get upset because of the barking dogs. No exotic animals this time. 

Monday, October 3, 2022

Toonerville Trolley -- People Call Up Asking Where the Car Is -- October 3, 2022

Casper Daily Tribune, 03-October-1922

I love Fontaine Fox's The Toonerville Trolley That Meets All the Trains.

Washington Times, 30-June-1918