Sunday, September 27, 2020

And Nine Months Later...



Now, maybe I'm the only one who finds this observation to be oddly funny, but I could not resist sharing it with the rest of you. According to one of the calendars I use, Stephen King, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, and T.S. Eliot all had birthdays last week:

  • King - September 21,1947,
  • Fitzgerald - September 24,1896,
  • Faulkner - September 25,1897, and
  • Eliot - September 26,1888.
And this week, it's these:
  • Donna Leon - September 28, 1942,
  • Miguel de Cervantes - September 29, 1547,
  • Truman Capote - September 30, 1924,
  • Daniel Boorston - October 1, 1914,
  • Graham Greene - October 2, 1904, and
  • Gore Vidal - October 3, 1925.
"So what," you say? Well, for some reason my mind immediately decided to do the math, and I realized that means they were all likely conceived sometime during the Christmas/New Year's holiday season some nine months earlier. So, as readers, let's all be grateful for the good spirits (pun intended) of those long-ago holidays. 

'Twas the season...




  1. And people think that math is overrated! Interesting observation. I wonder if holiday spirits help develop a more creative person.

  2. This made me laugh! Sam, when I can't sleep at night my analytical mind does calculations like this non helps pass the time LOL

    1. It's always fun to look at the backstory, Diane...even if you have to create one yourself. :-)

  3. *That* is so strange. Now I can't help thinking about people I know born in late September. LOL

    1. Ha! Me, too, Cath. I wonder if there are actually more September births than any other month?

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    1. Loved the link, Jen, thanks for that. I never knew there was such a correlation to the amount of sunlight received in the womb. That's stunning, really.

  5. All Libras except Stephen King, who is a Virgo.
    Very interesting observation on your part! Always thinking!

    1. Nan, King "felt" like the odd man out to me even before you mentioned his astrological sign. He just doesn't seem to fit on this list.