But I digress.
I bought a book. It was published in 1938, and is called either FORTUNE TELLING BIRTHDAY BOOK or THE GOOD FORTUNE BIRTHDAY BOOK (and, aside from there being a conflict over the actual title, it's all in caps on the title page, too, so why mess with their system? I'm going with the flow).
Today's fortune reads as follows:
You are methodical, thorough, and a good worker. You are generally quiet and reserved, possess a subtle and amusing sense of humor. When aroused, your temper is strong but short lived. You make your home pleasant and attractive and are demonstrative in your love.You share your birthday with a local (Blandinsville, IL) girl named Norma. Be proud, and know that I envy your pleasant and attractive home.
Oddly, my own fortune says, among other things, "You are an ardent reader...." Couldn't be farther from the truth, could it? ;-)