Hello and welcome to the 14th version of the Pomme. As we are no longer travelling the Pomme has gone back to the fortnightly version that contains ‘news’. Hope you enjoy!
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was born on the 15 of September 1890 and died on the 12 of January 1976. She is a well-known English writer famous for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections which revolve around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the worlds longest-running play, a murder mystery named The Mousetrap and under the pen name Mary Westmacott she also wrote six romances. She was appointed a DBE in 1971, for her contribution to literature
Audrey Hepburn was born on the 4 of May 1929 and died from appendiceal cancer on the 20 of January 1993. She was ranked by the American Film institute as the third greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood (the first was Ingrid Bergman and the second was Katherine Hepburn). She is recognised as a film and fashion icon. Later on in life she appeared less often in movies and devoted more time to UNICEF to which she had contributed to since 1954. She was also inducted into the international Best Dressed List Hall of Fame which also includes Princess Catherine and Coco Channel (I didn’t even know such a thing existed)
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on the 11 of October 1884 and died from a cardiac failure on the 7 of November 1962. She was married to her fifth cousin once removed, Franklin D. Roosevelt. She was the First Lady of the United States from March 1933 to April 1945 making her the longest serving First Lady of the United States. She served as the U.S delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. She was later called the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements.
Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was Born on the 9 of December 1906 and died on the 1 of January 1992. She was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. She was one of the first programmers for the Harvard Mark I computer. She popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages which led to the development of COBOL which is a high-level programming language which is still used today. She also invented one of the first complier related tools.
I would like to give a special mention to Dann Casswell and applaud him for correctly guessing the theme of the guess who. Here is his comment:
Ok so guesses…
I believe the first one to be Agatha Cristie,
Crime Writer and Elvis impersonator.
I believe the second to be, Audrie Hepburn
Movie Star and Elvis Impersonator
I believe the third to be the indefatigable Eleonor Roosevelt.
First Lady of the United states, keen bird watcher and Elvis Impersonator.
and last but not least…
an old lady…
Judging by the uniform and flag, I’m thinking a United States Navy rear admiral?
Which means she could be…
Grace Hopper, computer scientist associated with Harvard Mark 1…
and some might say obsessive if not compulsive Elvis Impersonator…
So I’m thinking the theme is “Women of History who are keen on Elvis”
Am I close?
Yes Dann you are close. As a reward you get Five Minutes of Fame in this Special Mention in this weeks Pomme. Enjoy it while it lasts!
I hope you all enjoyed this weeks episode of the Pomme and are looking forward to the next one in wo weeks time. Until then all I can say is Vaarwel.