Note from the wiki pages of the two notable persons mentioned:
- The name Ephrata is derived from a biblical description of an orchard in the middle of the desert
- In 1939, one of the state's longest runways was built at Ephrata and served the U.S. Army Air Corps until 1945, when the field was turned into a commercial airport. The airport and hangars were used in Steven Spielberg's 1989 film the final movie of Audrey Hepburn.
The first one stands out given that December 18 is also my older sisters birthday... my younger sister cropped up in my previous post. Hepburn’s birthday stands out given that it contains a cryptic “for May”... my name being May... and her date of death stands out given the following from my first post today:
- Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)
- Audrey Hepburn ( born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993)
And so we have a “January 8(x2), 12, 16, 20(x2), 24(x2)/ Increments of 4, Date Sequence” pattern-cluster. The extra January 8 is the birthday of my stepson Gillman.
- (8 January 1927 – 30 May 2018)
- Tinus Bosselaar (born January 16, 1936 — 6 June 2018)
- Jerry Maren (January 24, 1920 – May 2018)
- Daniel Boulanger (24 January 1922 – 27 October 2014)
- Gerald Joseph Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996)
- Marie Dubois (12 January 1937 – 15 October 2014)
- Mason Wilson Gamble (born January 16, 1986)
- Ephrata was in the national spotlight in a segment on 60 Minutes II after the 2003 murder of Craig Sorger by Evan Savoie and Jake Eakin. The two accused were the youngest defendants in state history to be tried as adults.
- In January 2011, Jim McCullar bought his half of a $380 million Mega Millions lottery ticket at a Safeway supermarket in Ephrata. It was the second largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.