Some comments from readers this week:
An email from Graham E in response to the item on The Highwayman, where I posted a pic of the cover for the album of the same name by The Highwaymen:
Hi Mr O,
Thought of Mount Rushmore when I read your article today. . . . .
Now that Graham has drawn attention to it, it is hard to understand why I hadn’t seen it straight away.
The back of the Mt Rushmore sculpture is not often seen:
Also topical . . .
An email from Wayne B:
More please - both the anecdote and the historical item - just wonderful .
Are there any matters about our own aboriginals before European settlement
I will do an item on pre-European indigenous Australia in the future. As regards more anecdotes, your request is granted – see above.
From Brett B in response to the Thought for the day by Popeye, that I am what I am and that’s all that I am:
Here's the first appearance of that sentiment, April 17, 1931
Popeye the Sailor is a cartoon fictional character created by Elzie Crisler Segar. The character first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip, Thimble Theatre, on January 17, 1929 where he was just a side character to the adventures of Olive Oyl and her brother Castor Oyl. Later the character of Popeye became so popular that the entire comic strip started to revolve around him. ‘Thimble Theater’ changed into the comics of Popeye where Olive Oyl became Popeye‘s sweetheart. After Segar’s death in 1938, a number of writers continued the comic strips of Popeye.