Wednesday, May 16, 2007

There Must Be a Perfectly Logical Explanation

Bea Melville of Prior Lake, Minnesota, was one of fifteen children, and joked when she was a child that she would beat her mother by having even more kids.

“It didn’t turn out to be a joke,” she said, laughing.
Melville has 10 daughters and six sons. All of her daughter’s names begin with the letter “P.” All of her son’s names begin with the letter “L.”

After the Melvilles moved to Prior Lake, neighbors and friends would say they named their children after the town, she said. “But we had 12 of them before we moved here, so we didn’t name them after Prior Lake,” Melville said. [Link]

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