WORDS MATTER

Love by JN Hahn

Love is a common word, hackneyed, used over and over for everything but what the poets intended.

An Introduction~1928

An introduction is to introduce people, but Christopher Robin and his friends, who have already been introduced to you, are now going to say Good-bye.

Chap IV-Tiggers Don’t Climb Trees

I could spend a happy morning

Seeing Roo,

I could spend a happy morning

Being Pooh.

For it doesn't seem to matter,

If I don't get any fatter

What I do.

Lou Gehrig 1939

"I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth..."

A. A. Milne, The House At Pooh Corner

A.A. Milne was God's gift to children, of all ages, I love recording this book, especially reading the heartfelt dedication to his Mother in 1928, to whom he credited all that he had become.

“You gave me Christopher Robin, and then You breathed new life in Pooh. Whatever of each has left my pen Goes homing back to you. My book is ready and comes to greet The mother it longs to see~ It would be my present to you my sweet, If it weren’t your gift to me.” A.A. Milne

The Ghosts Of Democrats

1928 Democratic National Convention, Houston Texas

"A Clear call comes to us today to fight anew under the Jeffersonian banner, with the Jacksonian sword, and in the Wilsonian spirit, and crashing the gates of privilege, make Jeffersonian democracy a living force again in the lives and homes of men"

Claude Bowers, keynote address.

Carl Sagan At Gettysburg

"We Make Mistakes. We Kill Our Own"

LEND ME YOUR EARS

Friends, Readers, Students of Rhetoric, Would-Be Orators: Lend Me Your Ears.

William Safire, 1997

George Bernard Shaw Salutes His Friend Albert Einstein

The heavenly bodies go in curves because that is the natural way for them to go, and the whole Newtonian universe crumpled up and was succeeded by the Einstein universe.  

A Revival Sermon

I pity anyone who can't laugh. There must be something wrong with their religion or their lives.

King Edward V111 Abdicates

"..... I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility without the help and support of the woman I love..."

 

King Edward V111 abdicates his throne.

The Darkest Hour

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. (Can you imagine making that decision?)

An Indian Chief Pledges Help

This brief pledge of assistance was delivered to the Massachusetts Congress in 1775.

Elizabeth 1 Addresses Her Troops

I know I have but the body of a weak and fickle woman; but I have the heart of a king....

Empress Theodora 532 AD

Roman Empress Theodora Refuses To Flee, "The Royal Purple is The Noblest Shroud"