18th April – decades of a date

18th April 1986 – I am 27 years old and it is my wedding day…

18th April, 1966
18th April, 1976
18th April, 1986
18th April, 1996
18th April, 2006
18th April, 2016
18th April, 2026


*No, I don’t remember days that were 18th April in all these years, or the dates of Easter in 1966 and 2006. But the Internet has its uses, and one is a plethora of calendars where you can check these things.

*Goding, which works perfectly well as a family name in English, sounds weird to Swedish ears since it’s a slang description for an attractive person – think “sweetie”. Mrs SC assumed the gentleman had taken the name, but I suppose he might have had an English Goding ancestor.

This article was written for the #Blogg52 challenge.

I originally published this article on the separate Stops and Stories website. Transferred here with a little polishing for SEO 18 May 2017.