“What day is it?” he asked.
“Friday,” she answered.
“No, I mean what day of the month — the number.”
“Oh,” she replied, “it’s the 12th.”
She might easily have answered with a name like Mother’s Day or Ground Hog Day. Looking at my calendar for September, I found eight special days — Labor Day, Grandparents’ Day, Patriot Day, Constitution Day, first day of autumn, Laurie’s birthday (my daughter–in-law), Johnny