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Born Today

114 years ago today my grandmother was born. So was former first lady Mamie Eisenhower. My grandmother took some pride in this fact, which might explain my own fascination with coincidental  birthdays.

One of my great aunts (her sister) once told me that in addition to sharing a birthday with Mamie Eisenhower, she also shared a wedding anniversary. Even though this particular aunt was not given to telling wild tales, this somehow seemed unlikely. My grandmother probably would have told me if this was true.

I need to research this. According to wikipedia, the Eisenhower's married on July 1, 1916. The year looks right. Her oldest daughter (the aunt Mima I wrote of earlier) was born in 1917. So maybe the anniversary story is true.

It shouldn't be that hard to find out when my grandparents got married.Stay tuned.