Friday, February 27, 2015

Darn! Wrong Date!

      Now with my history, this could be a story about the wrong woman. But it's not.

      On my Face book today , somebody had an example of what they thought was a humorous card which said, "Yesterday was National Middle Child Day, but I missed it." I only caught the "middle child" term  and that sent me off on a tangent. 

      I immediately thought, "I have to make a post on this topic." 

     I like discussions of birth order and  day of birth. I find the assertions and all the contortions people have to go through to make their case quite interesting.. I do not know the day I was born. I once asked one of the local autistic guys, I know well, to tell me the day of my birth. I forgot it before I got home.

     So I thought I should do a little research. To my horror I found out that yesterday was not National Middle Child Day. National Middle Child Day is August 12.

    So I was looking forward to posting on a topic I find interesting.

    But since it's not the right day, I've been left at the altar!

     So how do you feel when some inaccuracy spoils your day?

38 comments:

  1. Two nonsense words from Marvel comics (handy replacement words for swearing) come to mind in such circumstances: razem frazem.

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  2. laughing out loud! thanks, red!

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  3. Too funny. I'd write it anyway and save it in my drafts for six months. :)

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    1. I will probably forget it by the time August shows up!

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  4. Well post about it anyway!! This is your blog you can write about what you want too here:) I was born on a Thursday that old nursery poem says
    Thursday's child has far to go.
    Maybe I do:)

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    1. Yes , I can write what I want and when I want. I would like this to be the correct time.

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  5. I feel sort of like this post left me: beginning to get interesting when the bottom fell out and it went no where. :-)

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    1. That's the way I felt, but I will get back to it. There are more goofy days I'm sure.

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  6. LOL, I feel put out, that's what Red when inaccuracy spoils the moment :)

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  7. But what day were your born, did you found out that at least? I believe mine was a wednesday my mother once told me.

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  8. For some reason Facebook does post old posts sometimes by people you know. You have to look how long ago it was posted. I am a middle child, but the only one left standing.

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    1. Since you mentioned it I have checked and that's what happened. Thanks for reminding me.

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  9. Who knew that there really IS a National Middle Child Day. Is there one for all the birth orders? I'm the oldest, guess I'll need to do some research. :-)

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    1. You will find more about other birth orders and day of birth.

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  10. There is so much misinformation out there, yet people believe this stuff!
    They've been critical of movies which lead people to think that they are historically accurate. Shameful, really.
    Selma, ARgo, to name 2!

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    1. What I found is that sometimes Face book goes wonky and shows stuff from different times. I didn't notice the date.

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  11. I had no idea there was a National Middle Child Day. But hey, August 12 is on the horizon, so you'll get another chance!

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    1. I'll get my chance and I'll look for National eldest child day because I'm an eldest child.

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  12. I guess I too, had no idea there was a Middle Child Day!

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    1. ... and I think there's oldest youngest and so on...

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  13. Who cares about middle child day, it's all about first born day! Ha! :) I'm just kidding all you middle kids out there. :)
    They seem to have a day for everything now adays.
    Cheri

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    1. Hey, I'm first born. Some days have lots of things hung on them.

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  14. I don't know that there is a Middle Child Day . Have no idea how they counted it. What about those who's got 4 children? Who's going to be the middle child?

    One time I greeted one of my acquaintances a happy birthday on a wrong date. I just saw greetings on her page and I didn't bother looking at the date. It was a month ago. There were no other updates so those greetings were the last ones. Embarrassed me, learned a big lesson on checking dates :)

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    1. WEll I'm not sure what these dudes do with even numbers. I will watch Face book dates after this.

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  15. National Middle Child Day? Whatever next?

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  16. Middle Child Day? Whatever next?

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  17. As "they" say, you know its true because you read it on the Internet. I keep trying not to get punked.

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    1. I learned my lesson this time.

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  18. Hi Red, This is why I don't do much on Facebook. It can spoil your day. Ha Ha. I'd rather be reading the stories on Hiawatha House! John

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    1. Hey, you've got the right idea! Hiawatha House rocks!

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  19. At least you didn't post that it was National Middle Child Day and have to write a correction. Fact-checking -- always smart. I was looking up the exact words to a poem I remembered yesterday and found the poem attributed to the wrong person, which I would have passed along on my blog had I not been an English Teacher and known better!

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    1. That's a major mistake to have the wrong author on a piece of writing.

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  20. Oh darn! I have to wait until August for your post? Neither Art nor I are middle children. I'm the older and he's the younger.

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