Monday, August 1, 2011

Poet and Trendsetter

In 1840, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow became the first American to have plumbing installed in his house.

And do you know why he grew a beard?

4 comments:

David Dust said...

I'll bite: Why did he grow a beard??

XOXOXOXO

Joy said...

His wife caught on fire and died. His face and hands were scarred when he tried to put the fire out. Just a little-known fact I taught my students. Always with the trivia!

http://www.hwlongfellow.org/life_elder.shtml

froggy said...

ak!!!

Joy said...

Tragic more than ack, I think.