Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Flashbacks

The year is 1919.

The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington won the Nobel Prize for fiction.
January 16 – The 18th Amendment, authorizing Prohibition, goes into effect in the United States.

June 4 – The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee women the right to vote, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

Race riots erupt in 26 cities during that year, including Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

Into this turmoil of race, equality, and bitter soberness...J.D. Salinger was born.
January 1st, 1919.

Your words will live forever.
"Death is nature's way of saying, Your table's ready."

-Robin Williams


  1. That's a nice quote by Robin Williams!

    I didn't like Catcher in The Rye. I am academic enough to appreciate it, but it rubbed me all the wrong ways personally.

  2. Great choice of quotes. Catcher in the Rye was a favorite of mine.

    I forgot that Prohibition and Women's rights went sort of hand in hand.

  3. Linguista and Terry: I loved that quote by RW! Glad you liked it too. Whatever our personal feelings for his work, we have to admit that JD Salinger was a great writer for his time.

  4. What a great tribute...thanks for this!

  5. Very nice. I love these Friday Flashbacks. I feel so patriotic and morally involved when I read them. Hope you had a great weekend!


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