Mama! Can I use your big iron skillet?
What do you mean I have to clean it? It just came out of the water.
—Janice Goudy, Effie, Minn.
In a flash, young Ahab knew what his future would be.
Hi, I’m Jonah. Are you the whale?
I started looking at other birth dates in the family, and found my dad also has a three: Dec 30, 1911. My oldest daughter was born Aug 13, 1960. My son was born April 3, 1961. In September 1969, I waited for the birth of my third child and watched the days go by. Sept. 3 and 13 passed, and our daughter was born on the 23rd.
From the rest of Adelia’s descendants, five more were born on dates containing a three.
—Annette DeCourcy Towler, St. Cloud, Minn.
Genealogy: The Best Medicine?
He asked her where she grew up, and she replied, “Oh, a little town that you’ve never heard of in western Kansas.”
Over the next couple of days, my son and his patient traded stories until she got better—quicker than expected—and went home early. But she stopped in occasionally after that to say hello.