HURRAH FOR NUMBER 26! – Marilyn Armstrong

Your Days Are Numbered

What can I say about the 26th?

It’s a day that will live long in memory for no reason. It is not a birthday nor the date of a famous battle. It is a non-event day, perhaps unique entirely for its utter lack of importance.


Let us celebrate on behalf of the little people, the non-critical events of our lives. The small disasters, the minor irritations, the routine purchases. Yes, let us sing praises, hosannas, to that last and least of days — the 26th of whatever!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all plus a big helping of cynicism.

26 thoughts on “HURRAH FOR NUMBER 26! – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. “…the 26th of whatever!” Can’t think of anything in my life. Just another day. Sing praise to that least of days. They all count. But numbers do make our minds hum, so I think of my 26th year, when I gave birth of my 2nd daughter, a beautiful baby and now a very special young woman.


    1. I used to know something about it, but I’ve drifted away from that part of my world over the years. I no longer want to see the future. The present is enough. I’m just glad to HAVE a present!


  2. 26- Numerology: Have fun : )

    Number definitions
    There are no set definitions for the meaning of specific digits, and interpretations of the meaning of digits and their orders vary throughout different cultures and schools of numerology. Common interpretations include
    1) Individual; aggressor; self; leadership yang
    2)Balance; union; receptive; partnership yin
    5)Action; restlessness; life experience
    6)Home/family; responsibility; artistic in nature
    7)Thought/consciousness; spirit
    9) Highest level of changes

    2+6 = 8 0r power and sacrifice. Have a nice day : )


            1. Oh, sorry, wrong piece. You know, that’s the disadvantage of answering comments via email. Sometimes, I think you are talking about the other piece. Read. Yes. Been doing it since I was very small.


  3. Mozart wrote a concerto No. 26 and Beethoven a symphony No. 26 and above all, the most important and never to be forgotten, Switzerland has 26 Kantons (States for those on the other side of the pond) – enjoy your 26th day of January .:-))


    1. Hurray for the Kantons … but Mr. Ludwig Von Beethoven wrote 9 symphonies. Just 9. Unless you’ve discovered an additional 17 — if so the world will fall on its knees and sing your praises!

      Mozart, prolific laddie that he was, wrote a staggering 41 symphonies, of which I doubt I’ve heard more than a dozen … but I know and love the Beethoven symphonies and listen to them often, especially #6 — my fave. If you have those other 17 … whoa … that would be GREAT!


      1. I was a bit quick with my Wikipedia information, but I read there was a Piano Concerto (not symphony) No. 26 in D major, K. 537 by Mozart. and a piano sonata (not symphony – my mistake) by Ludwig von – Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a. I just did a quick 26 check in aunty Internet to see what it had on the no. 26, but we keep our Kantons.


        1. I was hoping you’d found another 17 symphonies. That would have been TRES cool. Oh well. You get to keep your Kantons.

          Also, I remember I was 26 years old one year. Probably, so were you. I don’t remember what happened, but maybe it was a very good year.


          1. That was 1975. My son was 6, I was working full time, married, house, mortgage, parties. A lot of parties. There were probably chemicals involved in the not remembering. I think I must have been having a lot of fun. Pretty sure.


  4. 26 was the uniform number of the legendary “Chicken man”, 3rd baseman and singles hitter extraordinaire, Wade Boggs. Hall of Famer, Wade Boggs, if you please!


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