He Got His Money’s Worth

One-Round Hogan

“Among those who furnished entertainment were: Champion Lightweight Freddie Welsh, who boxed three rounds with One-Round Hogan.”

— “Boxing for Charity: Society Folk Attend Big Athletic Show in 71st Armory” in The New York Times, March 5, 1915

Photo of San Francisco fighter One-Round Hogan by White Studio of New York

Reel It In

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I am a fool for a good pin, and this brown trout is my latest, one of many that can be found at Wm Spear Design of Juneau, Alaska. An intoxicating, beautiful selection. I think I’m doing all my holiday shopping here for the rest of my life.

Quirks

“You will learn as you get older, just as I learned that autumn, that no father is perfect. Grown-ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets. Some have quirkier quirks and deeper secrets that others, but all of them, including one’s own parents, have two or three private habits hidden up their sleeves that would probably make you gasp if you knew about them.”

— Roald Dahl in Danny: The Champion of the World (1975)

Knee Deep in Flowers

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“Tiptoe to the window, by the window, that is where I’ll be,
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me.

Tiptoe from your pillow, to the shadow of a willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me.

Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray, we’ll keep the showers away,
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight, will you pardon me?
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me.”

— Lyrics by Al Dubin, music by Joe Burke, published in 1926