Tales from real life
|Well, if they're not true, they oughta be!|
Here’s a bit of birthday related trivia . . .
My wife’s grandparents shared a birthday, March 31st. They enjoyed the coincidence so much that they decided to get married on the same day. This also worked out for Bertha’s famed sense of frugality. She could get three celebrations for the price of one!
Things got a little weird when their son, Edward, was born on March 31st. That increased the odds from 1 in 365 to something like one in a hundred thirty thousand. And, of course, the old folks prevailed upon Ed to also share their anniversary. Bertha was up to five for one on party costs!
Then it got really weird when Ed’s daughter was born on March 31st. That upped the odds to an astronomical one in 48 million. When I asked this rare gem of a woman to wed, she revealed all of the above and described her family’s six-fold celebration each March. I asked if she would like to continue the tradition, and she replied:
I’m tired of sixth place," she explained. "It’s even worse than being born on Christmas. I would like to have just one day to myself.”
So, we will celebrate our 44th anniversary on June 10, 2022.