Leap year means no one turning 50 today

If this is your year of turning 50 years old, then this is NOT your birthday. Why? Of course, because it’s Feb. 29, a leap year, and 1958 was not a leap year. Of course, this could be your 100th birthday — or, I guess you’re 25th birthday, and if so, congratulations. (Like, 2008, 1908 was a leap year). As it happens, my father was born in a leap year, 1920, so he would have been 88 (or 22!) if he were still alive.

(Wondering who was born in 1958? Here’s one list and another. Here’s a link to famous quotes of people born in 1958, including a bunch attributed to Calvin and Hobbes cartoonist Bill Watterson, including this gem: “It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.”