of the Lamp
Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to be free.
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the tempest tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
~ Emma Lazarus
On the base of the Statue of Liberty
Dedicated on this day in 1886.
Happy birthday Statue of Liberty (1886), Bill Gates (1955), Julia Roberts (1967), and Sheryl Underwood (1963). Then there’s Jonas Salk (1914), the medical researcher and virologist who developed a vaccine against polio in 1955. He never attempted to patent his vaccine and thus made no money off of it. Good guy, that Jonas!
BTW, today’s Smiley is a sconce mounted on a reflecting wall.
It’s also Mother-inLaw Day, again. Wasn’t that just last week? Do you think the Mothers-in-Law of the world are slipping somebody a $20? Either that or Mothers-in-Laws are simply so great they get a holiday every week. I hope it’s the latter.
It’s also Chocolate Day, again. That one I am definitely happy to see popping up often. Chocolate’s so popular, no bribes required.
Happy Violin Day. When I was a kid my brother took violin lessons for a few weeks. I’ll never forget the screech! I had no idea other people could make it sound so lovely!
BTW, the Smileys and holidays on a month full of Smiley Silliness are all different than the ones you see here on the website’s Daily Smiley.