The Year Everything Important Happened

June 6, 1904

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Bianca Dorso.  Worst Week

On June 6, 1904, J. W. Somers was crossing the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Whitley Avenue when he was hit and killed by a trolley car.  Born in 1833, Somers had known Lincoln as a boy; in 1861 President Lincoln appointed Somers to a position in the Department of the Interior.  Somers went on to serve in the government for 25 years.  He retired to Los Angeles in 1903.

Okay, it was not the worst week.  It was hardly the best week either but I was not run over by a trolley car, and I’ve kept myself busy.  I’ve been productive.  As you can see, there are changes being made to the site.  Like everything, of course, it’s a work in progress.

“How can I help?” you may ask.

You can subscribe.  I know I know, you already did a long time ago, why do I keep pestering you?  When is this going to end? you ask.  I already bought one of your books, do I have to read it too,  do I have to buy another?  All you do is ask for more more more, there’s never enough with you, is there?  Shameless promotion, who do you think you are, who are your people anyway?  And so on and so forth.

You are absolutely right.  You do too much.  But look, it won’t cost 99 cents.  It won’t cost anything.  And it will cheer me up.  It will give me a reason to go on.  It will restore my faith in mankind.  I won’t ever ask for anything else again.   I promise.


  1. Manny Rodriguez

    June 6, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Great to see you doing wonderful things.

  2. You are WONDERFUL George! Xxoo

  3. Of course I will subscribe! Not sure how to do it being such a Luddite !!! What do u do?!

    • 1904Blog

      June 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      You are very kind, my darling. Just fill in your name and email on the sidebar where it says Mailing List.
      Then you’ll be notified when there’s a new post.
      Or, at least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. Fingers crossed!

  4. Shall we really believe you and that you won’t ever ask something else… None of your old aunts had ever believe your promises 😉

    Well not sure if it will function but you’re worth giving a try!

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