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who believe they can.” He met with plenty criticism of his writ- ings with the witty response: “But far more nu- merous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.” It was

my luck to be brought up


mid-Man- h a t t a n , NYC, where unexpected encounters with celeb- rities was not at all unusual. All who know me know how much I value still my several surprising “chats” with Albert Einstein, beginning in 1939, when I handed him one of my unbelievably heavy, steel- wheeled roller skates to hold since I was in the process of taking off the other clamped on my shoe— all while we were waiting for the elevator in the building where my parents and I lived. During another of the subsequent wait- for-elevator meetings, Einstein

asked me if I still “hated” arithme- tic. Pleased that it was still true, he then encouraged me to ask my parents for a prism. “You will like what h a p p e n s when you see the light bends and you will dis- cover a rain- bow of col- ors.” Lovely to dwell on such a sweet memory. Not at all

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unusual were the amused smiles of Hollywood folks walking by on Fifth or Park Av-

enue. At least in those days they could enjoy being a fairly “unno- ticed” person mingling with the walking crowds. Plenty of elbow pushing and winking went on though, if Walter Pidgeon, Mont- gomery Clift, Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, or Joseph Cotten walked by. Greta Garbo, who lived at the

beautiful Campanile building on Sutton Place by the East River back then in the 1950’s, surprised

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me one sunny day when I was pushing a large carriage with my new baby daughter for a first out- ing to Central Park. Waiting for the red light to change, she sim- ply stepped forward and placed her hands next to mine on the handle bar saying, in that unfor- gettable voice: “Here, let me help you across the street.” I was grate- ful for the help since the sidewalk curbs are fairly high. When we were across, she asked if she could look at the baby—which she did and almost inhaled it with great yearning. Quite astonished, I certainly

agreed that we could stroll to- gether for the next several blocks. No conversation, just plenty of smiling. “That was very nice” she said sweetly when we parted ways. As for other words to live by,

I like Katharine Hepburn’s com- ment: “Don’t be a ‘no’ person.” And, my all-time favorite, Albert Schweitzer, who wrote: “Be kind to each other and do what you can for other people.”

To all you special August babes: Happy Birthday!

Music Amongst The Trees

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pressive ‘hot’ masses two-five feet tall. Find a special place for the versatile, gorgeous Cal- ifornia fuchsias, Zauschneria species. Their tubular flowers are perfect for hummingbirds. The Queen Ann’s lace flow- ers are stunning rising above terra cotta yarrow


with blue flowering chicory. Listening to the amazing Sara Chang play The Lark Ascend- ing by Ralph Vaughan Wil- liams. Sound waves traveling through the garden as summer day melts into chill of evening.

"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to

hear it" ~ Minnie Aumonier Weird Facts & Trivia - 5

MORE AUGUST FACTS: 1851 - The first America's Cup was won by the yacht 'America.'

August 22, 1976 Birthday (fictional) Percy Weasley, Harry Potter.

2007 - The Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 30 to 3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.

1786 - Coinage of US money was established by Congress.

1908 - Wilbur Wright made his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France; the Wright Brothers' first public flight.

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