Wednesday, November 16, 2011

tuesday's child is full of grace

I: (Looking at 2012 calendar) My birthday is on Thursday next year. I was born on Thursday. She: Really? I don't know the day of the week I was born. I: You were born on Tuesday. She: How would you know that? I: Your name is Grace, isn't it? She: So?

"Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay."

(Checking with a perpetual calendar, I verified that she was born on Tuesday.)

5 comments:

Lin said...

Good guess!

I'm a Thursday gal. What does that mean I have "far to go"? Is that a good thing or a bad one? I never could figure that out.

Maybe I just don't want to know.

vanilla said...

Lin,I have gone far-- so far, and hope to go much farther!
(No, I'm not thinking in terms of power, wealth, prestige, or fame; but I am rich in years.)

Grace said...

Let's see my name is Grace and I was born on a - oh, dear, a Thursday! Good guess, won some points no doubt...so - good for you!

vanilla said...

Grace, yes, I got lucky that time. Three people commenting here (counting myself)and all are Thursday's children. Significance?

Grace said...

I noticed that too...