Showboat and a little Mark Twain

@Inlemay (16484)
South Africa
November 3, 2016 1:49am CST
I remember many years ago I was called to do a speech on someone important that had an impressionable outcome on my life and at the end of my speech, my English teacher said to me "Goodness me, you have gone a long way to find someone Important, but I love that you took us on the journey with you!" My speech was about Samuel Longhorne Clemens or better known to everyone by his pen name MARK TWAIN. "Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live." ~ Mark Twain As a young girl I loved to read Mark Twain's books and as I have gotten older in years, I have found such relevance to many of his famous quotes, that I find his words on the tip of my tongue and I quote them often. “Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile." To the many of you that read my posts, you will have noticed some of his wonderful and inspirational quotes: "When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction." ~ Mark Twain Good Morning Jessica @Jessicalynnt - Your beautiful inspiring postcard arrived in the week, so today its my first on the Agenda. The Mississippi River image with the lovely Show Boat has me singing "O'l man river" this morning, with Mark Twain Fanatics flashing back from my school days. I love it when something as simple as a picture can stir me this much - THANK YOU! I conclude with some more of the Mark Twain inspirations: "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails" "Explore . . . Dream . . . Discover" ~ Mark Twain Thank you to all the friends that send me well wishes while I was under the weather - your care and love is felt across the seas.
From Showboat's 2nd version (1936) Paul Robeson - Ol' Man River Ol' Man River (Jerome Kern - Oscar Hammerstein II) Lyrics from the Original Libretto Dare's a...
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@ison_1 (1252)
3 Nov 16
"Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow" My favourite Mark Twain quote and one by which I try and live my life!
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
3 Nov 16
its great to know you have one too` - touché
@glenniah (1203)
• Mandurah, Australia
4 Nov 16
@ison I will have to remember this. I always thought I was pretty cool when I said never do today what you can do tomorrow, But the day after sounds even more engaging.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
4 Nov 16
@glenniah you might want to tag @ison_1
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@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
That is a great picture and I am struggling to decide whether it is a photograph or a painting.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
3 Nov 16
I think it 's a photograph - or it might be a photo of a painting
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@MALUSE (37827)
• Germany
3 Nov 16
@Asylum @Inlemay I'd say it's a coloured photo. Black and white photos were coloured before coloured photography was invented.
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@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 16
@MALUSE That is a very good suggestion and would explain the overall effect.
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@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
Certainly Mark Twain had some really magical quotes. I really need to document some of them for future reference.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
7 Nov 16
he seems to come up more often lately, thats the wonder of internet and people using quotes on FB and other sites
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@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Nov 16
@Inlemay Oscar Wilde is another whose quotes always blow me away. He struck right at the heart.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
7 Nov 16
@JudyEv he had a sense of wit !! "There is only one thing in the world that is worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."
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• United States
3 Nov 16
mr. clemens 's always been a fav 'f mine, we kinda 'spoke' the same language, lol. what a lovely postcard 'ndeed! last i was down that way, those steamers can still be found. sadly the landscape beyond the shores've changed drastically 'n not fer the good. so glad that'cha read like yer feelin' better, hon!
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
4 Nov 16
its so sad when the river bed landscapes are changed all in favour of PROGRESS - modern world - to our demise it seems
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• United States
4 Nov 16
@Inlemay yes ma'am, such's also happened to many beautiful places 'round the world. folks build casinos, housin' developments, slap businesses'n the like right next to the most wonderful places 'n then such's ruined :(
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
4 Nov 16
@crazyhorseladycx its quite tragic
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Nov 16
Mark Twain is one of my favorite authors as well. Great song. I haven't heard it in a very long time.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
7 Nov 16
a very good old song
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Nov 16
@Inlemay Yes it is.
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@Jessicalynnt (47791)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Nov 16
you are most welcome. I love Twain, he has some of the best quotes for sure, one's that, well have some serious Feels.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
4 Nov 16
Indeed - your card brought back a few great quotes and some other nostalgic moments for me.
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 Nov 16
@Inlemay I am glad, I had difficulties picking, and decided on the vintage rather than newish cards
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@MALUSE (37827)
• Germany
3 Nov 16
Have you read Mark Twain's travelogues about Germany? You can find such steamboats in Dresden in the south east of Germany going up and down the river Elbe for tourists.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
3 Nov 16
Oh that is such a wonderful thing to know - I would love to do any Steam Boat ride
@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
3 Nov 16
I have not read them - I think I am going to get them downloaded - would it be possible
@Tampa_girl7 (24898)
• United States
7 Nov 16
The Mighty Mississippi is definitely a sight to see
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
7 Nov 16
I will have to just imagine it to be that wondrous
@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
4 Nov 16
I'm so pleased that you are feeling better Lany. You've come up with some more good quotes, and Paul Robeson was my mother's favourite.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
4 Nov 16
Its a beautiful song. In high school we did the production of 'Showboat' and i was cast as a dimwitted saloon girl. So much nostalgia with just one little postcard
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@Corbin5 (99707)
• United States
3 Nov 16
Twain was the best of the best. Genius! I did get to see "Showboat" in the city of Chicago at the Auditorium Theater. What a thrill that was. Marvelous postcard you received!
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
4 Nov 16
Oh I love the card and you have been thrilled to a little of the Showboat magic as well it seems
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
3 Nov 16
I love Mark Twain's writings too - I don't think I know many, but I have used a quote here and there
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
4 Nov 16
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
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@TRBRocks420 (73642)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Nov 16
I love the Cats quote so true and, the picture is cool too.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
3 Nov 16
Well he was a Great cat lover
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