What Would You Get for James Thurber's Birthday?
James Thurber lived in New York City's Greenwich Village on Horatio Street near Ninth Avenue. He even wrote a poem called “Villanelle of Horatio Street, Manhattan,” published in the February 26, 1927 issue of The New Yorker. December 8 is his birthday.
A sampling of Thurber’s wit:
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
Now I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance — a sharp, vindictive glance.
It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.