"...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, December 14, 2016

Newspaper Clipping of the Day

As it is nearly Christmas, I am going a bit out of order in our ongoing presentation of the "Boston Post's" "Famous Cats of New England" series. Meet Danny, a once-friendless cat who got the greatest Christmas present of all--a forever home.

If only all the "waifs" out there in the world could receive the same gift.
A lonely, shivery, breakfastless, dinnerless, supperless Christmas and a fair chance of standing high in a "Loneliest Cat in New England" series might have been Danny's sole claim to distinction. Instead he's one of New England's happiest cats this Christmas day. There'll be a soft pillow to sleep on for the first time in his life instead of a coal bin; there'll be dainty bits of the turkey set specially aside for him and a kind master and missy to care whether he gets left out in the rain or starved to death or abused.

It's all because Gordon Stables, a young actor of the "East Is West" company, which leaves town tonight, penned a touching appeal for Danny and sent it to the Post, where it first met the sight of Frank Kinsella of the Post staff, who immediately declared that he and Mrs. Kinsella would save a place by their fireside for Danny for the rest of his life.
~December 24, 1920
Who says I never post stories with a happy ending?

1 comment:

  1. Good for Danny. I hope he had a long life in his new home. He even looks happy in the photograph.


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