Well, tomorrow is Oklahoma's favorite son's birthday.
William "Will" Penn Adair Rogers was born November 4, 1879 on Dog Iron Ranch near Oologah, OK. His parents were Clement Vann Rogers and Mary America Schrimsher. (Mary had a sister named Alabama).
If you are like me then you already know alot about Will Rogers so I will just provide some links at the end of the post for your reading pleasure.
In celebration of his birthday today kicks off the first day of Will Rogers Days. This is a three day event beginning with children's day at the museum in Claremore, a birthday party tomorrow at Rogers' birthplace in Oologah, a car show and parade. For more information go to the Will Rogers Memorial Museums. The museum site is very informative with quotes, writings, filmography, etc. Also, you can get information about the Will Rogers "In School" program.
If you haven't visited the Will Rogers Memorial Museums and birthplace then put it on your "living list". It's on mine.
Happy birthday Will, we love you.