And who is this dignified bearded gent? Why, it's Isaac Merritt Singer, born this day in 1811. His patented redesign of the sewing machine in 1851 finally made it practical enough to become a common household item. (Here's a photo of the patent model:http://ow.ly/7aM0c) Did you know that Singer originally wanted to be an actor?
This is my letter to the world, That never wrote to me, — The simple news that Nature told, With tender majesty. Her message is committed To hands I cannot see; For love of her, sweet countrymen, Judge tenderly of me!
Emily Dickinson's only surviving dress at the Amherst Historical Society in Amherst, Mass. (photo by Annie Leibovitz)
I'm a newly retired librarian living in the Midwest (the largest city here!) I love gardening, sprouting, growing things and creating vegan and raw food recipes. I have a multitude of kitties, both in my house and those that come for their meals to my porch. I'm trying to make my life simple and stay health and connect to who I am/will be and remember who I was.