Showboat and a little Mark Twain
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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• 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!
• 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 :(