Weekend Trivia -- Sunday
Happy Sunday Morning, Cottagers, and Happy Canada Day to Annette and I!! 145 years of history!! Weather today is clear, sunny and hot!! Perfect, in other words. The only backlash from the weird American weather that we are getting is the heat, they say. It's kinda funny, cause at one point or another, every day this week was scheduled to have T-storms. Glad we didn't get what Cynthia and her neighbours got - I watched the news last night ( normally get my news from other estates) and saw the freaky weather you are having. I hope that everyone is safe!
I read a great article a week or so ago, about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. I have been thinking about who is remembered, after last weeks question. The author was talking about which one left the greater legacy; who would be remembered in 50 years. He opined that the memory of Steve Jobs would fade, while Bill Gates would be remembered!! And here's why: philanthropy!! Jobs never really got into that in a big way, while Gates has. In the later stages of his career, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000. Huh! I guess time will tell.
So, we have another mystery man with us this Sunday. I am hoping to have better clues, or that he will be easier for all of you to guess!! I fear that again, this may be too easy for our Thin Man. I'll be miserly with clues that might be a dead giveaway, if I can!!
In 1888, our man was astonished to read his own obituary, titled "The merchant of death is dead", in a French newspaper. As it was his brother Ludvig who had died, the obituary was eight years premature. The article disconcerted our guy and made him apprehensive about how he would be remembered. This inspired him to change his will. On 10 December 1896 he died in his villa in San Remo, Italy, from a cerebral haemorrhage. He was 63 years old. And his obituary was significantly different!!
Hmmmm....is this easy?? Perhaps, but I do have clues - really!!