Friday, July 27, 2007

Let's See - That's 18 But Who's Counting?


Eventually... In Time... It's Going To Happen... It Really Will.....

The Hebrew word for "life" is chai, which has a numerical value of 18. Consequently, the custom has arisen in Jewish circles to give donations and monetary gifts in multiples of 18 as an expression of blessing for long life.

Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 was originally named Catch-18 because of the Hebrew meaning of the number, but was amended to the published title to avoid confusion with another war novel, Mila 18.

In Chinese tradition, the number 18, shí bā, can also be read as yāo bā, which sounds like yào fā, meaning that one is going to prosper. Thus, building floors numbered "18" are often very expensive in China.

The number of holes in a stipulated round of golf.

A slang term used in Soccer for the Penalty Area.

The number of months Alyson & Ford have been LID.

17 comments:

Don and Be said...

You two have a nose on us.....
Bless you,
Don & Be

Diane said...

Yeah! Another month closer to your little Alyzabeth An! Congratulations, we are almost there! It's not so bad now, especially when you check out the line waiting behind us! This is getting exciting!
Diane

amy said...

Hoping there arent too many more of these posts and you see your Alyzabeth soon!

bbmomof2boys said...

18 months - soon you guys will see her! We've only been waiting 14 months - but it feels like 14 YEARS! ugh! It will happen though - for all of us!!

~Carla

C.J. said...

These numbers are getting entirely too large. I'll watch them grow with you because wherever the numbers end is the beginning to me.

Glad 18 are behind you.

Rhonda said...

Happy 18 month LIDiversary!

Jill and Jaap said...

Happy 18 month LID! Not too many more!

Doris & Dan said...

Happy 18! You missed a fact....you are closer then ever to Alyzabeth An!

Keep smilin!

Catherine said...

Congrats Alyson and Ford! One month closer and every month counts!

Nikki & Larry said...

Happy 18 months down! You are getting closer!!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Wendy said...

I stopped counting at....wait a minute...I am still counting. Never mind!

kris said...

WOW.. here's to 18 DOWN!! (Or 18 in the hole?)

Nina, David & Ariel said...

Congratulations! Who knows, maybe Alyzabeth An is being born right around this time? And the wait behind is definitely much longer than the wait ahead.

Eileen said...

You are getting there! This wait has been sooo long but as you know it will be sooo worth it! Hope your time comes sooner than you expect!

Thanks for vising my blog and your encouraging words regarding the loss of my mom. It means a lot to me. Also I'm glad the pics of my girls keep you going as you wait!

Don and Be said...

"18" - also the name of an Alice Cooper song, no?

rubyiscoming said...

YIPPEE - 18!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Happy 18th LID!!!