Daily Archives: May 16, 2012

Of Old Photos (my poetic thoughts memoir)

Of old photos
(by George-B)

Snap – flash the memory is – more or less – created…
Now let the time work over its details
Taking here – giving there: color fading,
mothball’s faint aroma or perhaps tobacco,
sometime incense…

Give time a chance to work the memory  

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Conductor Leonard Bernstein,

Excerpts from Wikipedia: “Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, in 1811, was the seventh of his nine symphonies. He worked on it while staying in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice in the hope of improving his health. It was completed in 1812, and was dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries.
At its debut, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. The second movement Allegretto was the most popular movement and had to be encored. The instant popularity of the Allegretto resulted in its frequent performance separate from the complete symphony.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._7_(Beethoven) )

Today’s Birthday: HENRY JAYNES FONDA (1905)

Henry Jaynes Fonda (1905)

Henry Fonda was an American film actor who started out on Broadway. His role in the 1934 play The Farmer Takes a Wife led to a role in the film version, and more than 100 other films followed. He portrayed honest men in movies such as The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and won an Academy Award in 1982 for his last film, On Golden Pond, made with his daughter, Jane. Married five times, he was also the father of actor Peter Fonda. Whose murder did Fonda witness as a teen? More… Discuss


Junko Tabei Becomes First Woman to Summit Mount Everest (1975)

Tabei founded a climbing club for women in Japan in 1969 and, by 1972, was a recognized mountain climber. When Japanese newspaper and television companies sponsored an all-female expedition to climb Mount Everest, Tabei was one of the 15 women selected to go. In 1975, after months of training and preparation, the 35-year-old mother of two became the first woman to reach Everest’s 29,035-foot (8,850-m) summit. What disaster partway up the slope nearly ended the climbMore… Discuss