“Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.”
Avoid Probate – Mark Twain – Bio
“Mark Twain” (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
Born November 30, 1835 – Died April 21, 1910
American author and humorist
Avoid Probate – Mark Twain – Note
In 1909, Twain is quoted as saying that “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.”
His prediction was accurate – Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut, one day after the comet’s closest approach to Earth.