From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Friday, June 13, 2008

19th Birthday

Time goes too fast!



Birthday cake

Here's Isaac, posing in the light of his birthday candles. This was the most human of his birthday pictures. His other poses included "zombie birthday." I'll leave that to your imagination.

I didn't want Isaac to be born on the 13th, because some years, his birthday would fall on Friday the 13th (like this year.) I'm not superstitious about Friday the 13th, but I thought that birthday might provide opportunity for someone to give him a hard time sometime. If that has ever happened, I'm sure Isaac was able to handle it.

7 comments:

Limey said...

If you divide the population of the USA into 365 you get about 800,000 or so. Therefore about 800,000 people share the same birthday as Isaac, so he's in pretty good company (and will have to get a bigger cake!)

Genevieve said...

Hi, Limey. I didn't have much control over Isaac's birth date, so I must assume that he was born on the day meant for him.

By the way, you'll be interested that gas in Hopkinsville is rapidly approaching the $4/gallon. I think it was $3.99 on Thursday night at the gas station on 41-A at the WalMart intersection. At the Murphy gas station on the WalMart lot, it was still $3.89.

John Ruberry said...

Dan Marino played with number 13 on his jersey, and controversial Chicago White Sox manager (who won a World Series in 2005) where a 13 on his back.

Genevieve said...

Any number's lucky if you believe in it, I suppose. I think my lucky number is supposed to be 2, according to a Chinese restaurant placemat I read once. I haven't noticed that 2 has done anything for me, though.

Limey said...

I forgot to wish Isaac a happy birthday! As for the gas - it will soon be cheaper to buy a new car than fill it up : )

Collagemama said...

Just spent a week with my elderly father who went off on rants about why anyone still cares about Madonna and Friday the 13th. Being born on the
13th is more convenient than being born on Febr. 29th.

Any birthday for a teen boy is lucky if he can't drive yet! Oy, those years of expensive car insurance and oil spots on the driveway!

Here's hoping Isaac is a careful driver.

ptg said...

My Mother was born on a Friday the 13th. Lucky for me.

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