::HAPPY JEFFDAY TO ME::
Every year, it seems I write a look-how-kickass-Jeff's-birthday-gift-to-me-is blog entry (see here
and especially here
). This year is no exception.
Along with a "316" cover for our previously "100" address sign (as seen here
), Jeff bequeathed to me a hexagonal envelope with "Want to know more about this card? Turn to page 385 of your gift" printed on it. Along with the card, there was a copy of The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems
. Duly turning to page 385 brought me to the chapter on "Hexaflexagons," and within the envelope held one of same. In fact, it was one of a special subset of hexaflexagons, called a hexahexaflexagon
On page 385, there was a bookmark telling the story of how Jeff had discovered Martin Gardner's work (he bought over a hundred back issues of Scientific American
at a garage sale), made a hexaflexagon, and was "enchanted" by his writing and the hexaflexagon. Yay!
Next up: reading chapters "Nothing" and "Everything."