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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

RIP April 17, 1917

Maine lawmakers eager to protect our privacy must be relieved that Elwyn W. Lancaster has passed away.

Elwyn had a remarkable memory for dates and numbers and was known in the community as the "Birthday Man." He loved to greet people by their birth dates as he sat at McDonald's. Often times, he would receive birthday cards signed only with birth dates. He could recite hundreds of birthdays, anniversaries and social security numbers. He was even interviewed by the local news station for this tremendous talent. [Link]

Amanda

Very cool! I wish I had that gift.

Chris

Me, I'm terrible with dates. But give me two surnames in the 200-year history of my hometown and I can usually tell you how the families are related. It's a gift and a curse.

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