For the past week or so I have filled my evenings by reading Don Spoto’s book, “The Dark Side of Genius: the Life of Alfred Hitchcock.” The book is controversial in that it portrays aspects of Hitchcock’s life that are not flattering. However, the author is immensely respectful of Hitchcock’s genius and of Hitchcock’s family, i.e. daughter Pat and granddaughters Mary, Tere and Katie. Last Monday evening, on July 2, I came across a page in the book that told the birthdates of the granddaughters. Tere was born on July 2nd. I thought, I will have to email her and say “Happy Birthday” as July 2nd must be close by. Later, after I had gone to bed, I realized that this was July 2nd, that I had read of Tere’s birthday on her birthday! I love coincidences like this, and they seem to happen regularly in life.
I emailed her a couple of days late, but she did write back to say thanks for remembering her.