Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thanks for the correction, time

Last year, readers either did not notice, or they were too polite to advise me of that I had erroneously made Mr. Johnson one year older than he had become.

Fortunately - at least sometimes - time is a great corrector. :)

Only 366 days later, and what's been a mistake has turned to be perfectly correct.

So, once again: Happy 299th, Mr. Johnson!

That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments.

As mostly, Sir, I'd not disagree. :)


  1. Ah, you're a stickler for accuracy, Sean.

  2. James,
    that's what I keep telling Mrs J..

    When coming home the other day she left two items she had bought downstairs to first visit our mother.
    Half an hour later:
    - Sean, where's the cat food?
    - Where it belongs to.
    - Ah, good. And my shampoo?
    - Also where it belongs to.
    - No.
    - Yes.
    - I am surprised.
    - Surprised? You do know very well that I can't stand disorder.

    For the next two minutes or so I heard the loveliest of her laughters ...