Washington Irving’s iconic short story Rip Van Winkle has captivated readers for over a century. The author’s skillful adaptation of a popular Dutch myth within colonial America has cemented it as one of America’s most influential works of literature.
Rip Van Winkle, a farmer living in a small village at the foot of New York’s Kaatskill Mountains, embarks on an adventurous journey with his dog Wolf to summit Mount Kaatskill in order to escape his annoying wife.
Early Life and Education
George Winkle was born on March 25, 1837 in Illinois to Henry and Eva Winkle.
His childhood years were filled with exposure to an extensive library. Furthermore, he developed an interest in writing.
He was sent to London to work for a friend and practice his English, but soon after returned home.
After graduating from his education, he pursued law. Before his twenty-first birthday, he was admitted to the bar.
After his legal studies were complete, he was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court where he served for many years as a judge and senator, becoming an influential figure within the Democratic Party.
George Winkle was an Army soldier with a distinguished aviation career. After retirement, he worked in the Civilian Management Assistance Program of the Army.
He worked as a contracting officer representative for the Marshall European Center for Security Studies. His interest in contract management was spurred by the idea of saving money and reinvesting it elsewhere.
His daughter Mary Van Winkle Hargan remembered how Mitchell and his family would often spend August at Mason’s Island in Noank. This special place held a special place for them.
At this time, he painted several scenes of the area. One of them hangs on the wall of his home at 79 Ridge Road today.
Achievements and Honors
George Winkle earned numerous honors and scholarships throughout his career, including the Department of Government Award, Gilbert Grosvenor Honors for Geographic Education, as well as being recognized with Distinguished Scholarship Honoree status.
The AAG Honors Program recognizes outstanding accomplishments in scholarship, teaching, education and service. To encourage nominations from all members of the Association and ensure an inclusive criteria for selections and nominations, the AAG encourages nominations from all disciplines.
The AAG Honor Committee reviews all nominations and selects a slate of candidates for consideration by the AAG Council in late spring. Nominations are announced to specialty groups, affinity groups, department chairs and all AAG members on social media platforms and in the AAG Newsletter.
Personal life refers to an individual’s experiences, including relationships that aren’t dictated by social expectations. It includes elements chosen by the individual such as work or hobbies.
Carol Smart’s book provides a refreshing perspective on personal life that challenges many of the assumptions made in theories such as individualisation and de-traditionalisation by authors such as Beck, Beck-Gernsheim, Bauman and Giddens. By challenging these assumptions she provides readers with a fresh conceptual framework to comprehend their lives more fully.
George Winkle passed away in 1968 at 83 years of age and is buried in Ohio with his parents William F Winkle and Viola E Winkle.
George Winkle is a renowned actor who has featured in films such as Michael Bay’s Transformers and the remake of Friday the 13th. He also had guest roles on shows like That’s So Raven and The O.C..
His net worth is estimated to be $18 million. He achieved worldwide fame with the success of his hit single ‘Ice Ice Baby’, which reached the top of the charts in 1990.
He is also a home renovation television personality, with his show ‘Vanilla Ice Project’ airing on DIY Network.
Despite his successful career, he remains active and still makes music. To date he has released six studio albums; his most recent offering ‘Always in My Head’ contains a remix of his hit song ‘Ice Ice Baby’.