For you genealogy buffs: Do you see the same dates over and over when you work on your family tree?? I always see the same four dates – the birthdays of my kids, my birthday, and my wedding anniversary. Note: I NEVER see hubby’s birthday, my mother’s birthday, or any other family date. Only Feb 5, Oct 12 and 31, and Nov 19.
I figured since I have absolutely nothing to do (sarcasm) I will compile all the strange dates.
My son’s birthday
My aunt’s birthday, Bobbie Jean Culpepper McQueen
My cousin’s birthday, Judy McQueen
My cousin’s birthday, Carolyn Burke Goss
My mother’s wedding anniversary, Linda Faye Culpepper
My daughter’s birthday
My great great uncle’s death date, James Rodgers
My great great great grandfather’s birthday, William Henry Blanks II
My third cousin’s birthday & death date, Claude Wesley Gardiner
My great great uncle’s birthday, Thomas Culpepper
My grandfather’s death date, Benjamin Berry Pickett
My father’s death date, Andrew Frank “Andy” Crane Jr.
My great great grandparent’s anniversary, Martha Lettie Carpenter and William Henry Blanks III
My great great grandmother’s birthday, Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” Brown Keene
My great uncles birthday, Howard Pickett
I’ve heard stories of people re-incarnating in groups and around dates. I find the concept curious, but I have no convictions about it either way. I do, however, find it interesting that my dad’s Grandma Pickett has all of the Oct 31 and Nov 19 dates in her family. The people listed are her mother, husband, son, grandson, and great granddaughter (me).
That’s weird that my birthday and anniversary all coincide with dates on my dad’s side of the family.
I also find it oddly curious that my mother has my kid’s (Feb 5 and Oct 12) birthdays repeated over and over in her family. Those listed are her sister, two cousins, niece, two great uncles, great great grandfather, grandson, and granddaughter.
That’s really, really weird that my kid’s dates are all on my mom’s side.
What’s even more strange is that I would think of this today – the anniversary of my grandma’s death. RIP Mamaw.
I keep seeing the same first names.
That is the strangest thing. That’s why I sometimes wonder just how much control we have over our destiny. Here is another: My cousin planed to name his daughter Charity Sewell Crawford after her great great grandmother who was born on April 13th. The daughter ended up being born on April 13th. It was a Friday the 13th. When they investigated further, they discovered that her great great grandmother had also been born on a Friday April 13th. Too weird.
It’s so weird!