Friday, April 28, 2017

Barberá of ... Drake

Continuing on from my previous post, and venturing to the notable members of the Peoples Party (PP) of Spain, I found two names from the sea of others that immediately stood out: 
First of all her surname is an addition to the "Remove a Letter Makes a Word" pattern-cluster ...  as in remove the "á" to get Barber... and so an addition to the recent "Barber Theme" pattern-cluster... and so why we're even here in the first place -- following the leads that started with an investigation of the Seville wiki page.  As for Manuel, his first name stands out given that it's a diminutive of Emmanuel which is the name of my new grandson (nicknamed "Manny).  

Now note from the wiki page of the two: 
  • María Rita Barberá Nolla (16 July 1948 – 23 November 2016)
  • Manuel Fraga Iribarne ( 23 November 1922 – 15 January 2012)
WHOAH!! Barberá died on Manuel's birthday!!  AND, Manuel's date of death falls on the birthday of both my son and life partner who are exactly 22 years apart!!  As well, November 23rd is my mothers birthday... And my grandson Manny was born just this year on January 23... hence generating a "November 23(x3)" and a "November 23, ___, January 23/ 23rd Day, Month Sequence" pattern-cluster.  

So a definite ball in play.  Oh-oh, it's got a nasty curve ... oh well, I've stepped outside the batters box so I might as well... stre-e-etch just a bi-i-it more : 
WHACK!!!   OMG(ess)... I just slugged the ball 333 feet out in left field to Trish MacGregor (pen name Alison Drake). No worries, she can't catch it... it's gonna go way beyond her and she's too busy with head buryied in sand to even be aware of the game.  Oh now... wait a minute folks, is that Trish's inner twin kicking in the spurs and riding her sore(ry) ass up the field?!

Okay back on track... and back to Charlie.  Note from his wiki page:

  • Charles Edward Springall, known professionally as Charlie Drake (19 June 1925 – 23 December 2006)

His birthday is an addition to the "Notable Day" pattern-cluster, ... notable given that my first post in this blog (here) was made on June 19, 2012.  AND I should mention that Trish MacGregor plays a part in that post as well.