To the Editor:
If you have the same problem as I do, not knowing what comes next in that poem, “30 days hath September,” and can’t remember how many days there are in any month, I have a solution for all of us. Let’s divide the year into seven months and five months, which, of course, does equal 12 months, a full year.
The math is simple. If we give 30 days each to seven months, that equals 210 days. Now, let us take those other five months and give them each 31 days. Now five times 31 equals 155 days.
Holy wickedy wack, 210 plus 155 equals 365, the right amount for a full year!
Which five months will be very easy to remember? The first one that starts with the letter “A,” April. And the last one that starts with the letter “A,” August. Let’s count them: April, May, June, July, August. Yeah, that does it! Five of them.
Wasn’t that easy? Of course, the hard part is trying to make our government and the rest of the world change our calendars. I know we need an extra day every four years. We could just take another day after the first of the year, or select some other day for a holiday every four years.
Hey, let’s get everybody out there to yell at our government, and maybe if we make enough noise, it might happen!
Ken E. Van Horn