Friday, December 01, 2006

Mourning Joy

"In Philadelphia, I inadvertently came upon an edition of Robert Ingersoll's Essays and Lectures. This was an exciting discovery; his atheism confirmed my own belief that the horrific cruelty of the Old Testament was degrading to the human spirit."
--Charlie Chaplain, My Autobiography (1964), cited by Who's Who in Hell by Warren Allen Smith

Good Mourning Widows!

Joy to you and me!

Today we honor famous widow Oona O'Neill wife of famous silent film star actor Charlie Chaplain.

We welcome her to our famous club--the one nobody wants to join.

Oona married Charlie at age 17.

Charlie was 54.

Their marriage was long and happy -- 36 years!

They had 8 children.

Oona O'Neill was famous daughter of famous playright Eugene O'Neill.

Today after we remember Him, finger hug your pen.

What discovery have you inadvertently made?

What moves your human spirit?

Why not pick up your pen.

Write something.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

More Mourning Joy:

Q: How do you know an elephant is in your bedroom?

A: By the peanut shells on the floor.

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again." --Teacher's Manual [1840]

Have a joyful day Widows! And remember, we're not alone.


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