Clarice Gay (1914 - 2004)

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Clarice Gay came to my house to adopt a cat who looked like it was ignoring her. Although Clarice Gay was African-American, she looked EXACTLY like my Italian mother with both of them having dyed blonde hair. I happened to have a photograph of my mother in a frame. I showed it to Clarice and she said, "Wow! That looks exactly like me!" Anyway, I happen to be psychic with some animals. In this case, it was a double whammy because I was reading Clarice and the cat. "That cat isn't interested in me!" Said Clarice. "Oh no! You are so wrong. She just told me that she wants to sit in your lap while you are knitting!" Clarice gasped! "If she does that, I will never go on vacation and love her forever!" "She just told me that she wants you to put a chair near the front door, and put a pillow on it, so she can wait on the pillow for you to come home!" "Now I know you're full of it!" Said Clarice. "Listen, if I am lying I'll have to rent a cab to go all the way to Far Rockaway to pick up the cat! So take her home. Start knitting and when you leave to go buy kitty litter and cat food, have the pillow on the chair." Usually cats hide the first day, but that did not happen. A few hours later Clarice called. She told me that "GYPSY" (her new name that Clarice gave her) jumped in her lap as soon as she started knitting. She went to the store for cat food and when she came home "Gypsy" was on the pillow by the front door. 16 years later, I called her up and she said that she had loved "Gypsy" for 16 years and never went on a vacation because she loved her so much!

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1914 - In the year that Clarice Gay was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

1919 - By the time she was just 5 years old, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

1936 - Clarice was 22 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

1963 - Clarice was 49 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1994 - At the age of 80 years old, Clarice was alive when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Clarice Gay passed away on April 14, 2004 in New York at age 89. There is no listed cause of death for Clarice. She was born on August 24, 1914. There is no information about Clarice's surviving family. We know that Clarice Gay had been residing in Jamaica, Queens County, New York.

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