January 19 birthday olla podrida, 2017

January 19, 2017

Pick your cause for celebration — interesting list of birthday people for January 19:

Seems odd to me to think of Dolly Parton as younger than Janis Joplin, or the same age as Linda Ronstadt.  But Parton was a star by the age of 14.

Irritates me still that Baltimore hasn’t figured out a good way to fund the Edgar Allan Poe House there (National Park Service maintains Poe’s Philadelphia home). Enough funding came in to keep the Baltimore house open on weekends, in 2014. In a city with an NFL team named after his most famous poem,  could they just pass a hat at a couple of games, asking each fan to throw in $1.00?  Or pass the hat in the Ravens locker room?

Who else did we miss on birthday wishes today?

Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

Dolly Parton’s friends and Trio fellows, Linda Rondstadt and Emmy Lou Harris, in a celebratory mood – Image by armadilo60 via Flickr

Yes, this is mostly an encore post. Fighting ignorance requires patience.

Yes, this is mostly an encore post. Fighting ignorance requires patience.

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January 19 birthday olla podrida

January 19, 2012

Pick your cause for celebration — interesting list of birthday people for January 19:

  • James Watt, improver or inventor of the steam engine, depending on your text, 1736

    Watt's steam engine patent renewed.

    James Watt, back then – Image via Wikipedia

  • Robert E. Lee, in 1807
  • Edgar Allan Poe, born 1809 (just a few days before Lincoln and Darwin, both born that year on February 12)
  • Robert McNeil, the journalist, 1931
  • Janis Joplin, 1943

    In Concert (Janis Joplin album)

    Janis Joplin, member of the “Dead at 27 Club” – Image via Wikipedia

  • Dolly Parton, 1946 (same year as Linda Rondstadt, if I recall correctly)

    The Best of Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton, a while ago – Image via Wikipedia

Seems odd to me to think of Dolly Parton younger than Janis Joplin, or the same age as Linda Ronstadt.  But Parton was a star by the age of 14.

Irritates me still that Baltimore hasn’t figured out a good way to fund the Edgar Allan Poe House, which needs about $80,000 to avoid bankruptcy (again, if I recall correctly), in a city with an NFL team named after his most famous poem.  Could they just pass a hat at a couple of games, asking each fan to throw in $1.00?  Or pass the hat in the Ravens locker room?

Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

Dolly Parton’s friends, Linda Rondstadt and Emmy Lou Harris, in a celebratory mood – Image by armadilo60 via Flickr

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