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happy? - Oct 12 (Zachariah Mallory Day)

Abby Sale 12 Oct 05 - 04:13 PM
Le Scaramouche 12 Oct 05 - 04:39 PM
Abby Sale 13 Oct 05 - 08:31 AM
GUEST,viofam08 06 Sep 08 - 01:28 PM
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Subject: happy? - Oct 12 (Zachariah Mallory Day)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 12 Oct 05 - 04:13 PM


Zachariah Mallory Day

He became first US state mental hospital patient at the
Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds
(Williamsburg, Virginia)
on 10/12/1773

Of course, probably due to confidentiality rules, we don't know the actual cause.

But we do know that:
                 Cigarettes, whiskey and wild wild women
                They'll drive you crazy, they'll drive you insane;
                Cigarettes, whiskey and wild wild women
                They'll drive you crazy, they'll drive you insane;

        Once I was happy and had a good wife
        I had enough money to last me for life
        Then I met with a gal and we went on a spree
        She taught me smokin' and drinkin' whiskey.

                "Cigarettes, Whiskey & Wild, Wild Women" by Tim Spenccer

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about?    See Notes and Index


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 12 (Zachariah Mallory Day)
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 12 Oct 05 - 04:39 PM

For they all go bare and they live in the air and they want no drink nor money.....


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 12 (Zachariah Mallory Day)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 13 Oct 05 - 08:31 AM

Yep. Them too.

Based, you likely know, on a very old song which proves that Brits have been mad somewhat longer than USians.


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 12 (Zachariah Mallory Day)
From: GUEST,viofam08
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 01:28 PM

Clarification; The individual's surname was "Mallory" not "Day", according to this online article: http://www.resnet.wm.edu/~jjwack/history.html "A Most Curious Choice The mystery surrounding the establishment of the Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg... That there shall be a hospital for the 'Support of Ideots, Lunatics, and other Persons of unsound Minds.' -- Governor Francis Fauquier, June 1770" Under the heading, "17th Century Williamsburg and the Birth of the Public Hospital", is the following: "Construction was complete and ready for inspection by September 14, 1773, and the Board of Directors began meeting once a week to hear the cases of patients wanting to be admitted. On October 12, the Public Hospital's first two patients were admitted, Zachariah Mallory and Catherine Harvey."


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 12 (Zachariah Mallory Day)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 08:54 PM

Thanks for the information. I e-mailed Abby Sale to have him check it out. Is it a Day in honor of Zachary Mallory, or in honor of Zachary Mallory Day? Maybe we're just reading Abby wrong.
Hard for me to believe that there's been a lapse in Abby's legendary infallibility.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 12 (Zachariah Mallory Day)
From: Barry Finn
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 09:03 PM

Had to believe there hasn't been a memory lapse in Abby.

Ouch, sorry Abby, just funnin'

Very nice to see a Happy/happy again after many yrs of absence

LOL
Barry


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Subject: RE: happy? - Oct 12 (Zachariah Mallory Day)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 09:12 AM

Oh, we never actually claimed Infallibility. Just near-perfect rendition of the "facts" as they have become revealed to us.

This is, indeed, a "Day," as in "National Nuts Day." But we can easily see that we brought confusion in this matter. Under normal Happy File Rules, a "Day" should be posted under 'Happy!' and not under 'happy?' as it was placed here. We deeply apologize for generating confusion.

On review, we see that Cyril Tawney's Birthday was used for the Oct 12th 'Happy!' and obviously that must stand.

We seem to recall this was a compromise although the actual reason we do things is not always clear. (At least, according to Ancient Spouse, it's not.) ZM Day is an actual "Day" in the source material BUT it is not a Day according to any official government or religious body.

BTW, the actual hospital (apparently) came to be named "Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds." In 1841, the name of the hospital changed to the much kinder title, "Eastern Lunatic Asylum."

(You may notice that we've stuck "seems to" and "apparently" all over this response.)

OTOH, maybe we're just getting old; but you know, long ago, we used to be a young man. Happy Michael Smith's Birthday! Sept 7, 1941.

Thanks for your interest and additional info, GUEST,viofam08.


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