Tuesday, June 26, 2007

100 Years Ago Today

It is fun to read the news from 100 Years Ago Today. Some of the articles might have been taken from today's newspapers but the language used is a give away. On June 15, 1907 the wedding ceremony was celebrated on roller skates. The couple, clergyman, best man, maid of honor, and most of the guests spent the whole time on roller skates. Could happen today!

Other items such as "Germany Enacts an Anti-Snapshot Law" seem quaint.

Or, Mark Twain is in the news (June 19, 1907) and gives an account of his new daily routine:

Every morning as soon as I'm up, I smoke a cigar, and then have breakfast at 8 o'clock. After breakfast I smoke another cigar, and then go back to bed. At half past 10 I smoke another cigar and start dictating to my stenographer. If finish at 12 o'clock and dose off till 1. I smoke another cigar and eat lunch. Then I go back to bed and read what the newspapers have to say about me. I smoke more cigars until half past 6. Then three assistants dress me for dinner, evening parties &c, after which I associate with elite society till 1 o'clock in the morning. I never go to bed till my daughter turns out the lights, and then I smoke in the dark.
My constitution is improving all the time.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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