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Happy! - Nov 4 (Will Rogers)

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Abby Sale 04 Nov 05 - 09:30 AM
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Subject: Happy! - Nov 4 (Will Rogers)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 09:30 AM

Happy Birthday!

Will Rogers

was born

11/4/1879
near Oologah, Indian Terr. (now Oklahoma)

(died off Point Barrow, Alaska 8/15/1935)

        Willy Rogers got born down around Oologah,
        In my great Indian nation of the Cherokee;
        The Indians all call this road the Hungry Gut Highway,
        From New Yorker town down to Lost Angelese.

                "Willy Rogers Highway," Woody Guthrie

Woody's song was inspired by the naming of the stretch of U.S. Route 66
that passed through Oklahoma after Will Rogers. [thanx Steve Suffet]

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."

ALSO:
Tommy Makem born 11/4/1932

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about? See Clicky


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 4 (Will Rogers)
From: Peace
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 10:19 AM

Love this man.

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
--Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
--Will Rogers

The American people are very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.
--Will Rogers (1879-1935)

The minute that you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure it was drawn up by a lawyer.
--Will Rogers

Income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf
--Will Rogers

Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.
--Will Rogers

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
--Will Rogers (1879-1935)

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
--Will Rogers Humorist

"I never met a man I didn't like"
--Will Rogers

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
--Will Rogers

We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
--Will Rogers


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 4 (Will Rogers)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Nov 19 - 05:11 PM

The Google Doodle today celebrates the 140th birthday of Will Rogers.
Happy Birthday, Old Will!

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 4 (Will Rogers)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 04 Nov 19 - 05:38 PM

I don't know the story as far as any time spent here, but he made quite an impact in Fort Worth, Texas; there's a Will Rogers Memorial Center (arena and stock barns, meeting rooms, etc.) named after him and numerous other things in the county. It was established in 1936, so it must indeed be a memorial.


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Subject: ADD: Will Rogers Highway (Woody Guthrie)
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 04 Nov 19 - 08:21 PM

Full lyrics of Will Rogers Highway, as found at https://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Will_Rogers_Highway.htm

WILL ROGERS HIGHWAY
(Words and Music by Woody Guthrie)

This big highway goes from coast to coast,
From New Yorker town down to Los Angeles;
It's named for Willy Rogers that went on this road
From New Yorker town down to Los Angeles .

My Sixty-Six highway, this Will Rogers road,
It's lined with jalopies just as far as I can see;
Can you think up a joke, Will, for all o'these folks
From New Yorker town down to Lost Angeles?

Ten thousand lost families I count every day
Caught under my bridges and under my trees;
Can you make up a joke that'll win them a job
From New Yorker town down to Lost Angeles?

I love Willy Rogers, I love your big smile,
I go to my showhouse, Will Rogers to see;
Can you grin up a tale that'll feed my folks stranded
'Twist New Yorker town and Lost Angeles?

This Will Rogers highroad I hitched lots o'times;
All day long you sizzle; all night long I freeze;
Did ye tickle Hoover enuf ta build us all houses
From New Yorker town down to Lost Angeles?

Willy Rogers got born down around Oolagah,
In my great Indian nation of the Cherokee;
My Indians all call this the Hungry Gut Highway
From New Yorker town down to Lost Angeles.

I bummed this good road with folks you call Goons,
And your high families called us the lost refugees;
You hafta go back, Will, and tickle 'em again
From New Yorker town down to Lost Angeles.


Recording available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag6Aupv1Msg


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