joy magnetism: Patience or Fortitude

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Patience or Fortitude

Magnet #202 - Library Lions

I wanted today to be a New York magnet...though ironically, a friend of mine from Atlanta gave me this magnet from my own's one of the Library Lions sitting in front of the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street.

While I've been to the library for an event or two, I've never taken the tour. Oh, eventually, I'll get there. Dudes, I haven't even been to the shop! So, yeah, ya'll know for sure that I'll eventually get there.

There's a whole book on the lions - called Top Cats - so I'm not gonna go into much detail here. But, I will say that after many nicknames for some of the first families of New York, it was Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia who nicknamed them Patience and Fortitude...supposedly because that's what he thought New Yorkers would need to help get them through the Depression.

Funny how even now, today especially, these same two traits are still applicable.
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