Posts Tagged ‘Ann Landers’
Perched at the cusp of the Fourth of July, the columnist reflected on whether anyone can recite/sing “America The Beautiful,” published on a
July 4 by Katherine Lee Bates. On the Fourth of July, Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner, Ann Landers, Abigail Van Buren, Neil Simon, and Malia Ann Obama were born and Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe died on July 4th. The days leading up to the Fourth, many of us are bored with non-stop reports on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s honeymoon tour of Canada; the drama at the murder trials of Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox; the Strauss-Kahn mess; the Wimbledon; actor George Hamilton‘s upcoming thesping in “La Cage Aux Folles” (think Ideal casting?) and the marriage of Prince Albert of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock and her Armani gown. Enough already! Gay Pride parades and celebrations abounded with some guys at Clementine’s chanting, “Yank My Doodle It’s a Dandy,” paraphrasing “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Those folks planning to attend barbecues are wracking their brains trying to decide what to bring their hosts. Candies imported from Aldi’s Zagreb? Candles that turn out to emit fragrances like lavatories? Booklets on Jewish sports greats? Books on alphabetizing can goods?