Story #5 Calendar NewsWhen my daughter was about 7 years old,
she became interested in how the days of the week
and the months got their names.
My Dad, who knew a lot about a lot of things
fielded this question, and began explaining.
When he got to the months, July and August,
and told her about how Julius and Augustus Caesar
wanted months named after them, she stopped him.
"Wait, wait, wait!!" she said. "I know Julius Caesar,
but I never heard of Augustus Caesar."
"Oh," said her grandfather,
"you know Julius Caesar? Is he a nice guy?"
"Well, I don't know him personally" she replied,
"but I've seen him in movies."
"You've seen him in movies?" said grandfather.
"Julius Caesar died over 2000 years ago."
"Well, okay, I know," she replied, "but they were very old movies."
And so the explanations continued.
With her grandfather trying hard to keep his laughter under control.