A lie revisited….

It all started on March 26th, 1976 in a hospital in Olney, IL (you might know this place as the home of the white squirrels…. Olney, not the hospital). From what I have been told, it was cold and rainy though I don’t remember much about the night. The families of George Edward Strange and Mary Louise Strange awaited the arrival of a child. All was as it was supposed to be.

Ed Strange had made a bet with some co-workers that I would be born on the 26th. The object of the bet: a case of beer (possibly Old Milwaukee, my dad’s brand of choice). What my father’s co-workers were unaware of was information that my father had received from the doctor ahead of time. If I was not born naturally on the 26th they would induce labor making this bet as close to a sure thing as there was.

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Yet, here they were. Midnight was closing in. Seconds ticked by and turned into minutes. Midnight passed on to the 27th and there was still no bouncing baby boy. As a matter of fact, thirty or more minutes passed before I made my appearance (I have always had a tendency to be a little slow moving).

My father pulled the doctor aside to explain his dilemma. The doctor understood the great need. The time of date on my birth certificate: 11:59 PM, Friday, March 26th, 1976. Mission accomplished.

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Why do I post this content for the second time in less than a year you might ask?

Well, there are two reasons.

Reason #1: It’s my blog and I like this story a lot.

Reason #2 (and the slightly less passive-aggressive reason): Many people wished me a happy Belated Birthday yesterday on facebook and I just wanted to let them all know, they got it right. Everyone else was just a little bit early.

Life is Strange. Live it Well.

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