Today is Columbus Day and it’s always fun to hear the stories about how he discovered the New World – well sort of.
The natives got here first and I never liked the way we kept pushing them west.
As a child watching “shoot
‘em ups” at the Ritz Theater in West Point, I always cheered for the Indians.
I found out that my great great grandmother was a Choctaw. Recently my cousin and I drove down to Philadelphia to see if we could claim some of those bonuses Chief Martin was handing out. Unfortunately we couldn’t prove out heritage and walked away with a feather form his headdress.
Also on this day in history:
*In 1886, the tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
*George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway in 1935. One enduring tune which played a huge role in my youth is “Summertime.” It was the only number my 9th grade
boyfriend would dance to because he could only slow dance – if you call rocking back in one spot “slow dancing.” It was still a thrill! That’s me in the back wearing the helmet and a size four.
Ah, those were the days.