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Christmas 1608

Dec. 21, 1959 Christmas 1608

"The General Historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Islands," on display at the Huntington Library.

Dec. 21, 1959, Christmas 1608

"Sleeping in his boat, accidentallie one fired his powder bag, which tore the flesh from his body and thighes, nine or ten inches square in a most pitiful manner, but to quench the tormenting fire, frying him in his cloaths, he leaped overboard into the deepe river where ere they could recover him he was neere drowned."

 Dec. 21, 1959, Christmas Past
And another version of an old Christmas.
Dec. 21, 1959, Race Relations

“A Negro Doctor” writes to The Times.

The shah says he is marrying Farah Diba because he wants a son to succeed him.

Dec. 21, 1959, Hemingway 

Ernest Hemingway’s favorite TV show is “Col. Flack” and he also is a fan of “The Real McCoys.” 
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Cannot imagine Ernest Hemingway sitting through: "Week after week you're gonna be showed another human episode of Grandpappy Amos and the girls and the boys of the family known as 'The Real McCoys'." (Opening theme words have been in my head since '58, waiting for this very moment)

The show starred a toothless Walter Brennan as Grandpappy Amos McCoy. Very cornpone.

Now watching the wickedly funny Alan Mowbray as Col. Humphrey J. Flack, would have held some guilty pleasure.


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