On Tuesday, we highlighted the prohibition activist, Carry Nation, who was famous for her “hatchetations,” in which she would enter saloons and singlehandedly smash them with her hatchet. She performed her first hatchetation field trip in 1900 — 20 years before the Eighteenth Amendment enacted the prohibition of alcohol consumption in the United States.
Regardless of whether you enjoy imbibing a little bubbly once in awhile, what are your thoughts on Nation’s activist strategy? Is is true that you’ve got to break a few eggs in order to make an omelette, as they say?
Monday: Robert Lowell (1995 Webster’s Dictionary Of American Authors) — (b. 1917 – d. 1977). American poet noted for his complex confessional poetry. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947. His activities in the civil-rights and anti-war campaigns in the 1960s lent a more public note to his poetry.
Tuesday: Carry Amelia Nation (1994 Larousse Dictionary of North American History) — U.S. Temperance advocate. She gained notoriety as a prohibitionist following her numerous saloon-smashing expeditions. She was a large and powerful woman who wielded a hatchet to destroy bars and the alcohol they contained. (b. 1846 – d. 1911)
Wednesday: Winslow Homer (1878 American Painters) — One of the most famous American painters of his generation, he was born in 1836 and died in 1910. Known for his exceedingly simple works of people at leisure, his paintings have a certain noble simplicity and quietude.
Thursday: 38 (1988 Dictionary Of Ages) — “By the bye, as I must leave off being young, I find many Douceurs in being a sort of Chaperon for I am put on the Sofa near the fire & can drink as much wine as I like.” (Jane Austen, on being 38, in a letter to her sister Cassandra, 6 November 1813)
Friday: Xanthic (1978 Roget’s College Thesaurus In Dictionary Form) — Yellow, yellowish, fulvous, tawny