Thought for the Day Sunday April 1st 2012

Thought for the Day

“If tombstones told the truth,
everybody would wish to be ┬áburied at sea.”

~ John W. Raper


Born: 20 Feb. 1870 McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio
Died: 12 Dec. 1950 Pueblo, Colo

An American author and journalist, he began newspaper work at 19 working in several cities before joining the Cleveland Press in 1899, beginning as drama critic. Raper began his daily column, “Most Anything,” in 1900. It usually started with a down-to-earth philosophical observation by Raper’s rustic alter ego, “Josh Wise.”



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