Saturday, November 22, 2008

another very black day in history

Isn't this a nice photo? It's the stained glass window in the Rice- as in Anne- family mausoleum in New Orleans.
And now, this day in history....

Nov 22 1963 President John F. Kennedy assassinated.

Nov 22 1963 Death of a President, by William Manchester, is the authorized version of the Kennedy assassination. Jackie Kennedy gave ten hours of interview; both Look magazine and the German publication Stern serialized it. Jackie asked that certain passages which were "too personal" be removed.
It is true, that LBJ was found chuckling over the dead Kennedy on the airplane. However, Paul Krassner embellished the rest just a little bit.

Nov 22 1980 Mae West is dead.
Nov 22 1993 Anthony Burgess, author of the ultra-violent A Clockwork Orange, dead. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and doctors gave him one year to live back in 1959.

Nov 22 1996 The actor who played Spock's father Sarek, Mark Lenard, dead of multiple myeloma at age 68 in Manhattan. He is survived by Leonard Nimoy.

The Castro
1 1/2 oz gold rum
3/4 oz apple brandy
2 oz orange juice
3/4 oz Rose's lime juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
Pour ingredients into a collins glass filled with crushed ice. Drop in a spiral of lime. Garnish with a slice of orange, and serve with a straw and a big Havana.

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