"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Newspaper Clipping of the Day

The ninth installment of the "Boston Post's" "Famous Cats of New England" series introduces us to Glory, a Greek alley cat turned Boston hymn-lover:
Probably no cat in New England lives in a more religious atmosphere than "Glory," the maltese cat that belongs to the Volunteers of America. Once Glory was just an ordinary heathen of a meat-stealing, back yard-fence-yowling slum cat.

That was before Glory's owner, a young Greek lad, "got" religion. Getting religion he offered Glory as a thanks offering to the Volunteers. That was two years ago. She was a great mouser, he assured them. Since then Glory has mended her ways.

Never a prayer meeting gathers at the Howard street headquarters that Glory is not in the midst of. Hymn singing has great charm for Glory. At most of the meetings she perches on the organ keys. The top of the drum is another favorite vantage point.

Another claim besides that of religious environment gives Glory right to be classed among the famous cats of New England. It is that she is probably the most travelled cat in these parts. For Glory was born in Greece and crossed the ocean with her one-time master. It was to the classic name of Daphne that she answered in those old days. 
December 16, 1920

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like Glory would surely have found her way to a wonderful Afterlife, if any cat would!


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