I’ve always loved reading Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz’s classic comic depicting Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang. One of my favorite characters is Schroeder, the precocious, piano-playing Beethoven worshipper, and Lucy’s unrequited love.
Schroeder’s connection to Beethoven always brought me immense joy, and not just because I count myself as one of the great composer’s fans. Beethoven and I share a birthday — December 16 — and just about every year, Peanuts and Schroeder mark the occasion.
You can understand my delight, then, when I read today’s comics and came upon this:
The countdown to my/Beethoven’s birthday has officially begun! But you probably already knew that.
Do you share your birthday with someone famous? Leave their names — and your gift ideas for me — in the comments.