"...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, March 1, 2017

Newspaper Clipping of the Day

This next article in the "Boston Post" series "Famous Cats of New England" looks at one of the luckiest cats in Boston:
The cat who came to life--that's Minnie at Ladder 24 down on North Grove street. Picked up for dead by the firemen eight years ago after a great Brighton street fire in which several people lost there lives. Minnie somehow was tossed onto the fire wagon and unbeknown to the men got to the station.

When in the morning a faint squeaking was heard every little while, the firemen instituted a search; and found the limp little cat. It lay as if dead for a while and then emitted another faint cry. So the men got to work under Con Harrington and after three or four days the cat gradually was able to move.

Many talented children have been Minnie's since the day her life nearly ended. The twins that could slide down the fire poles were among the best known. Her age is estimated as 16 by some of the firemen. She is perfectly well and lively, although not plump.
~December 28, 1920

Minnie's eight remaining lives seem to have been long and happy ones.


  1. The firemen can count a cat among those whose lives they saved.

  2. Thanks, I needed a little good news.


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