Monday, January 23, 2006

happy birthday L. Z.

Zukofsky would be 102 today. He had three birthdays: January 29th, the day he decided on when he had to have a birthday (enrolling for college, etc.), since his parents apparently mislaid his birth certificate; January 26th, the day he found when he discovered the document and misread the midwife's handwriting; and January 23rd, the "real" date. His mother died on January 29th; thru much of his life he was in the habit of celebrating his birthday on the 26th.

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