Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in May! They are:
Jerry Dingus, Sr.
Nickie Hirlinger Saylor
Gregory van der Veen
Catherine van der Veen
If you have an April birthday that we’ve overlooked, please get in touch with UUFP Membership Chair Bobbie Schilling at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1821, he took over as director of his brother’s school for girls. In 1823, he wrote the poem “Good-Bye.” In 1832, he became a Transcendentalist, leading to the later essays “Self-Reliance” and “The American Scholar.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose original profession and calling was as a Unitarian minister, left the ministry to pursue a career in writing and public speaking. Emerson became one of America’s best known and best loved 19th century figures.