August 15, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Monday, August 15.
On this day in 1935, Will Rogers was killed in a plane crash in Alaska, along with famed Texas aviator Wiley Post. Rogers was a writer, with over 4000 national newspaper columns to his credit, an actor in over 70 movies and one of the highest paid Hollywood stars, a vaudeville performer, a humorist, and a world traveler, circling the globe three times. What a life!
And Will Rogers was Oklahoma’s Favorite Son, born a Cherokee in 1879 in what was then called Indian Territory. And it can be safely said that, when he died, he was one of the most famous and well-loved people on the planet. He had a unique way of looking at the world, and a unique way of expressing himself.
Here’s just a few memorable quotes from Will Rogers -
*Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
*You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes, because that’s where the fruit is.
*Everybody’s ignorant, just on different subjects.
*Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.
*Things ain’t what they used to be, and never were.
*Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
*Live in such a way that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town’s biggest gossip.
*I never met a man I didn’t like.
Meet you back here tomorrow,