Author: Allan G. Smorra

In 2014 I retired after 46 years in the Electrical Trade. I spent my last 15 years working on the Golden Gate Bridge. Join me in this next phase of life as I write about, and photograph, the world around me.

She made broken look beautiful, and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like wings.
—Ariana Dancu

April 25, 1995 — Show business legend Ginger Rogers, 83, died in Rancho Mirage, California.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. —Robert Frost

April 24, 1980 — Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.

Now the problem I had in understanding the law was because of the language of the law. Instead of taking each word and finding out the case that the word related to, once in a while I got lazy and I would apply common sense. And then I got really screwed up. —Lenny Bruce

April 23, 1995 — Sportscaster Howard Cosell died in New York at age 77.

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? George Carlin

April 22, 2000 — In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami.

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