Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday, October 8, 1934

Daddy took us girls to school. Got warm today. Went up and played tag, etc. with some of the kids.

Diamond Jim Brady was famous
James Buchanan Brady (August 12, 1856 – April 13, 1917)
AKA "Diamond Jim" Brady

An American businessman, financier, and philanthropist of the Gilded Age,
Brady was known for his penchant for jewels, especially diamonds. He collected precious stones and jewelry in excess of US$ 2 million (more than $50 million in today's dollars).

Brady's enormous appetite was as legendary as his wealth, though modern experts believe it was greatly exaggerated. It was not unusual, according to the legend, for Brady to eat enough food for ten people at a sitting. When he died in his sleep of a stroke, doctors discovered his stomach was six times the size of a normal person's stomach.

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