Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Out for a stroll

A historical puzzle to take us down memory lane. Wait minute, I wasn't even born then. Sorry, but no memories whatsoever.

He was first - neilarmstrong
He was second - edwinaldrinjr
What the two did on July 20, 1969 - walkedonthemoon

So, let's look at the things I didn't know:

Erin Carle - Author and illustrator of chuldren's book - A very hungry caterpillar. Awww. good times.
George Brett - American baseball player, famous third baseman.
Pauline Betz - American female tennis player, winner of Wimbelton, American and French championships.
Joanne Dru - Actress of westerns such as, Red River, She wore a yellow ribbon, Wagon Master. All the king's men.
Sato - 60's Japanese prime minister, who won a Nobel peace prize for having Japan join the Nuclear Non-proliferation treaty.

Imaginary undying flower - Amaranth. From Greek 'amarantos' meaning unwithering, and typified immortality. I quote John Milton in Paradise Lost:

"Immortal amarant, a flower which once
In paradise, fast by the tree of life,
Began to bloom; but soon for man's offence
To heaven removed, where first it grew, there grows,
And flowers aloft, shading the fount of life,
And where the river of bliss through midst of heaven
Rolls o'er elysian flowers her amber stream:
With these that never fade the spirits elect
Bind their resplendent locks."


Blogger Orange said...

(Psst! It's Eric Carle, not Erin. Don't implant Erin in your head. Erin, of course, is more often clued "actress Moran," because who doesn't love "Joanie Loves Chachi"?)

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