Homer’s BDay

Well, I failed to make a post yesterday mentioning it was the birthday of my grandfather, Homer M. Seavey. He would have been 146 years old yesterday, November 19, 2007. If you remember (ha ha?) last year there was this funny coincidence on his birthday. See here. I lit a candle in church for his 145th birthday, and then, lo and behold, the next hymn happened to be on page 145. That was last year. This year his bday was on a Monday and there was no hymn on page 146 sung on Sunday. Who cares? you might ask?
:roll: 😉

  1. GeologyJoe’s avatar

    When I saw the post title my first thought, sadly, was Homer Simpson? then i thought no…Winslow Homer? wrong again….

    Happy Birthday Homer M Seavey.

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    ha ha Thanks, Joe. Yes, the name Homer seems to have a slightly comedic ring to it, thanks to Homer Simpson? And yet that Greek named Homer wrote the famous Iliad and the Odyssey. Then there was, as you say, Winslow Homer.

    I’d be curious to know what prompted my great grandmother and great grandfather to select Homer as the name of their first born back in 1861. Perhaps it was just a fairly common name back then.

    Incidentally, great grandfather Orrin Seavey died in the civil war. His name’s on a monument near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Never found out when his birthday was. CORRECTION: It’s March 1, 1831. The great great grandfather’s birthday is unknown, as is is real name.

    Homer thanks you for the Happy Birthday greeting! (Not that I know for sure..)


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