Today is the birthday of Eugene Field, Sr., born in 1850. He was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. Field first started publishing poetry in 1879, when his poem "Christmas Treasures" appeared in A Little Book of Western Verse. Field has his own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. More information about Field and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Eugene Field!