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Old 11-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Smile Our 50th Anniversary

This is true:

My wife and I were married Saturday, November 17, 1962.

Just last year we celebrated our 50th anniversary on Saturday, November 17, 2012

I just noticed the following strange fact:

If we had been married on Saturday, November 15, 1862, we would have had to celebrate our 50th anniversary on Friday, November 15, 1912.

Why is that?
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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The Year 1900 was not a leap year. 2000 was and that is the one day difference.

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Old 11-27-2013, 12:22 AM   #3
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The Year 1900 was not a leap year. 2000 was and that is the one day difference.

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Leap year...Leap Day..... Sadie Hawkins day/
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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The Year 1900 was not a leap year. 2000 was and that is the one day difference.

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You got it. Just goes to show how smart FGRV'ers are. I thought I would have you guys stumped.

Actually what got me started was someone sent me an email that claimed that August 2014 has 5 each Friday, Saturday and Sunday and that that wouldn't happen again for 843 years. That seemed bogus to me and I did a little research, and discovered that monthly calendars repeat on a 6, 5, 6, 11 year cycle and that that email was BS.

Actually, since there are 365 days in a year, and 52 weeks contain 364 days, the days index once place per year, but leap years shorten that to 6 years and if there happen to be two leap years in that seven year period it will reduce that to 5 years. If the two leap years cause the date to skip its original position, then you have 11 years between identical months.
Of course this is Solar years, not Sidereal years. LOL
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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Hey, be grateful Roger... it wasn't a Friday the 13th!

Congrats BTW. I haven't done anything for 50 years, other than to beathe in and out.
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Congradulations Roger! WOW
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Century years are not leap years unless they're evenly divisible by 400.
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Cool Century years

Century years are the change from the Julian (like Julius Caeser) to the Gregorian, (like Pope Gregory XIII) calendar.
I like the story.
Every 100 years the Julian calendar indexed a day so that after 15 centuries, the first day of spring (vernal equinox) was getting closer and closer to March 1.
So to correct things, the Gregorian deducted a leap year in years evenly divisible by 100 except in years evenly divisible by 400 would still be leap year. Plus, they adjusted the calendar: Julian Thursday, 4 October 1582, being followed by Gregorian Friday, 15 October 1582.
Well you would have thought that something was being stolen from people. There were riots and demonstrations.
BTW the last country to adopt the Gregorian was Greece in 1923!
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Congrats Roger and your young bride...

We celebrate our 40th next year. By the time we celebrate our 50th, we both should be retired and pulling an egg around the continent!

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Old 12-23-2013, 12:42 AM   #10
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Talking Okay. Another trivia question

You folks are so into calendars, what and where was the shortest year in history?

(Partial credit for any of several short years.)
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I hadn't thought about it before but we were in our 37th year of marriage when we retired and started our travels. This is our 13th year on the road and of course this will be our 50th anniversary. We still revel in our time on the road. Every year has been fun and educational.

Saying this in hopes that others will consider the opportunity.
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I hadn't thought about it before but we were in our 37th year of marriage when we retired and started our travels. This is our 13th year on the road and of course this will be our 50th anniversary. We still revel in our time on the road. Every year has been fun and educational.

Saying this in hopes that others will consider the opportunity.
Good for you guys! Happy 50th in advance!

I only hope I get that many years on the road after we retire. I figure I'll just barely be able to afford being on the road. We'll see how it goes. You two have inspired me, and I'm sure many others. Thanks!

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Being able to afford to the road in part requires for most of us a change in life style. Our expenses are very different from our pre- on the road expenses. This is not to say we spend less on others, but do spend less on ourselves and I must say enjoy it more.

Clothing has become almost a non-budget item and exchanged gifts even less. The gifts we give each other are now 'each other'.

The road life style has resulted in so many un-imagined changes in our lives, certainly on the spending side. Our road expenses are nothing like our pre-road life.

I do say, at least for us, there is a wonder about why we lived the way we did.
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Being able to afford to the road in part requires for most of us a change in life style. Our expenses are very different from our pre- on the road expenses. This is not to say we spend less on others, but do spend less on ourselves and I must say enjoy it more.

Clothing has become almost a non-budget item and exchanged gifts even less. The gifts we give each other are now 'each other'.

The road life style has resulted in so many un-imagined changes in our lives, certainly on the spending side. Our road expenses are nothing like our pre-road life.

I do say, at least for us, there is a wonder about why we lived the way we did.
If we were to start tomorrow, I figure we'll need somewhere between 2 and 3 grand/month. 2 would be more affordable for us than 3, but all we can do is wait and see. When we retire, we hope to buy a place near one of the kiddies, so someone could keep an eye on the place that I hope we're not in much!

Merry Christmas folks!

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