Monday, February 29, 2016


Today one of my great-nieces celebrates her first birthday anniversary. She will be four years old, born on February 29, 2012. 

Her older sister was born on February 13, 2009. Which happened to be Friday the Thirteenth.

Her father was born on April 1, April Fool's Day.

Her mother, to break the pattern, was born on July 16. That may seem like just an ordinary day to you -- and it doesn't have the pizzazz of Leap Day, Friday the Thirteenth or April Fool's -- but it is the Solemn Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the principal feast of the Carmelite Order to which I belonged for three decades.


Anonymous said...

One of my great-grandma's was born on the 29th of February. One of the few things I know about her. She was also taller than me.

Mitchell is Moving said...

The only date I wouldn't be thrilled with would be the Ides of March.