All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Birthday Man Dies

Elwyn W. Lancaster, who died Sunday in Lee, had a peculiar talent.
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.

1 Comments:

At 11:05 AM, March 17, 2010, Blogger Heather Rojo said...

When I was dating my husband at MIT there was a guy in the next dorm who knew everyone by their social security numbers (back in the days when that was your student ID number). Years later, at our 20th reunion, he greeted me with my social security number. It's a good thing he didn't have an evil side....

 

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