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Quotes of the Day for 11 March 2004 – Bubbles

Lawrence Welk was born at Strasburg, North Dakota on this day in 1903. His Russian immigrant parents needed all the kids working hard to keep the farm going, but Lawrence suffered a ruptured appendix in 1914 that kept him away from his chores for year, during which he entertained himself playing various instruments. He fell in love with the accordion later, and promised his father four more years of work on the farm if the elder Mr Welk would provide the $400 to buy it. He struggled as a musician on the road from 1924 until 1938 when a fan said his band's music was "sparkling, light, effervescent, bubbly, gay, and happy." His music was dubbed "Champagne Music," and bubbles became a theme. My grandmother used to watch his show, I don't remember much but I didn't like the music, there were bubbles floating all over the set, and everything was "Wunnerful, wunnerful." Fortunately, I don't have any accordion quotes, but I do have these on Bubbles.

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The quotes:

Life itself is a bubble and a skepticism, and a sleep within sleep.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882

A soul is but the last bubble of a long fermentation in the world.
     - George Santayana, 1863 - 1952

Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
     - William Shakespeare, Macbeth

All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
     - Andrew Jackson, 1767 - 1845

Who sees with equal eye, as God of all,
  A hero perish or a sparrow fall,
Atoms or systems into ruin hurl?d,
  And now a bubble burst, and now a world.
     - Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744


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