Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cheer yourself UP!


“The best way to cheer yourself up

is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

~ Mark Twain

On Nov. 30, 1835, the small town of Florida, Mo. witnessed the birth of its most famous son. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was welcomed into the world as the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. Little did John and Jane know, their son Samuel would one day be known as Mark Twain - America's most famous literary icon. 

Approximately four years after his birth, in 1839, the Clemens family moved 35 miles east to the town of Hannibal. A growing port city that lie along the banks of the Mississippi, Hannibal was a frequent stop for steam boats arriving by both day and night from St. Louis and New Orleans. 

To continue reading about the life of Mark Twain and how he became famous, please visit:  http://www.cmgww.com/historic/twain/about/bio.htm
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