Comments on: Homer’s BDay The wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. -- Mary Oliver Wed, 09 Sep 2015 20:33:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mardé Tue, 20 Nov 2007 15:14:01 +0000 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..)

By: GeologyJoe Tue, 20 Nov 2007 14:25:00 +0000 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.