I truly believe we decide when we are going to be born along with who our family is. He chose to be the third child. He chose to be born into practically poverty. He chose the middle of the summer of 1944. I think it kind of describes him. He loved to make things more difficult than they had to be. Being born in the middle of a World War, into a family which was not sustaining without the help of grandparents on both sides, is pretty dramatic.
His birthday adds up to the number 7. People who are a 7 never take anything at face value. They question everything. That describes him perfectly. He didn’t buy into the things everyone else did and he loved nothing better than to argue any point — I mean ANY point.
Einstein was a 7, which makes total sense. Intelligent children who are never truly understood. My dad was probably the smartest person I ever knew without any grades or education to back that up.
Money means nothing to them. Even though he never made a lot of money, he never had debt. He owned his house and car and there was always food on the table. He never wanted for anything he couldn’t afford to buy with cash.
7’s are funny but cannot tell a good joke. His sense of humor came from what he thought was funny and his laugh was infectious. You couldn’t watch him laugh at the tv without joining him even if you had no idea what was so funny.
One of the most popular songs of 1944 was Swinging on a Star by Bing Crosby:
So you see it's all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swingin' on a star
That’s right, dad. It was all up to you and you did your best to swing on a star!