Happy Birthday, Jem!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Jeremiah Alexander Ian Fraser MacKenzie, otherwise known as Roger and Brianna's son Jem.

He was born on May 15, 1770, so depending on how you count his age, he's either 243 years old, or 41.  Either way, it's pretty mind-boggling!

The exact date of Jem's birth is not mentioned in the books, but the Timeline on Diana Gabaldon's website gives the date as May 15, so that's what I'm going with. He's a Taurus, like his grandda. <g>

Poor Jem has had a hard time of it in recent years. Tormented by his teacher at school for speaking Gaelic, kidnapped, then stuck down in a dark tunnel all by himself...where he's remained since AN ECHO IN THE BONE was published more than 3 1/2 years ago.

That's a long, long time for an eight-year-old boy to wait. I sincerely hope that Jem gets out of that tunnel in plenty of time for his next birthday!

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