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It’s Thanksgiving and My Brother’s Birthday!

November 28, 2019


This is the cover of the card I sent to my brother. (With rare exceptions, I make all my own greeting cards.) When Mel called to thank me, I asked him if he had any idea how often his birthday falls on Thanksgiving. He said he didn’t. So, I Googled and discovered that there is a formula: 6,5,6,11. (Truly, everything you want answers to is on the internet!) Here’s how it works. The last time Mel’s birthday fell on Thanksgiving was in 2013*, 6 years ago. The next times will be 2024, 2030, 2041, 2047, etc., etc.

(*Via my blogpost for November 28, 2013, there was a trifecta: Mel’s birthday, Thanksgiving, and the first night of Chanukah. While his birthday falling on Thanksgiving will happen again in the foreseeable future, the convergence of Thanksgiving and the first Chanukah candle is a once-in-a-lifetime — actually many, many lifetimes — event.)

Happy Birth(Turkey)day, Mel!