Monday, December 23, 2013

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL # 2 = A Visit With Mr. Pickwick...

For the holidays, a brief little peak into the world of Pickwick Society:

"Numerous indeed are the hearts to which Christmas brings a brief season of happiness and enjoyment. How many families, whose whose members have been dispersed and scattered far and wide, in the restless struggles of life, are then reunited, and meet once again in that happy state of companionship and good-will, which is a source of such pure and unalloyed delight, and one so incompatible with the cares and sorrows of the world,...Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!"

- from "the Pickwick Papers"
 (1836-37) by Charles Dickens.

MORE about Charles Dickens and Christmas tomorrow...........

Born on December 24 :

Kit Carson, 1809
Howard Hughes, 1905

Born on December 25 :

Sir Issac Newton, 1642
Clara Barton, 1821
Humphrey Bogart, 1899
Cab Colloway, 1907
Anwar Sadat, 1918
Rod Serling, 1924
Barbara Mandrell, 1948
Sissy Spacek, 1949.
Lori Heinzelman Kendall, 1959.

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