Sunday, September 27, 2020

And Nine Months Later...

Fitzgerald

Faulkner

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...

Capote


Greene

10 comments:

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

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

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

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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