Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 21, 1910 & 100 Year Anniversary of the Death of Mark Twain

Bess and I ---- ------ at Coopers & Oscar came over and I made a cement roller.

W. Fine
R. 12 pm

Mark Twain
P.S. Samuel Longhorn Clemens (Mark Twain) America's greatest humorist & writer died at 6:30 PM.Born Florida, MO Nov 30, 1835. To be buried at Elmira, New York.

Seriously, this man has no idea how much I adore him. Really! Mark Twain. He mentions MARK TWAIN.....I really love this. Do you think he reads? I do... ( I think he reads, I mean.)

Mark Twain, is in fact, buried in Elmira NY.

Halley's Comet, Mark Twain. Adam was there....

A few weeks back I was reading up on Halley's Comet online and I came across this:

In 1909, Twain is quoted as saying:
I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.'
His prediction was accurate – Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut, one day after the comet's closest approach to Earth.

First of all, this is pretty amazing stuff from the mouth of Mark Twain. He apparently, also had a premonition of his brother's death as well. 

However, for me. I was reading this online and immediately turned to the 21st in the diary to see if it was there! AND IT WAS... 

It was a real WOW moment for me!  I am having so much fun with this diary project!

In honor of the 100 anniversary of the death of Mark Twain, I give you:

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Does anyone remember when they made this into an after school special? They did! I used to love those specials along with the ones that played on Saturday around noon after cartoons were on. Remember those???


Meredith said...

That is just too cool! I never knew that - thank you for posting it!

Christine said...

You're welcome! I thought it was pretty neat myself!