You will be happy to know that at least seven people have been named "Outerbridge Horsey" in the history of mankind. Or, as the Wikipedia entry "Outerbridge Horsey" puts it: "There were at least seven Outerbridge Horseys."
Nathanial Horsey (born 12 Oct 1689 at Manokin, Somerset County, Maryland) married Martha Outerbridge in Accomack, Virginia. Among their children was Outerbridge Horsey who was born in 1715.
And the rest, my chickens, is history. Steve discovered the existence of the Outerbridge Horseys (or perhaps the Outerbridges Horsey) several days ago, and the joy has suffused the entire week at our house. Outerbridge Horsey!
If the Outerbridge Horsey line can just keep things going for one more generation, there will be an Outerbridge Horsey VIII, a consummation devoutly to be wished.
I AM OUTERBRIDGE THE EIGHTH I AM
OUTERBRIDGE THE EIGHTH I AM I AM
I GOT MARRIED TO THE WIDOW NEXT DOOR
SHE'D BEEN MARRIED SEVEN TIMES BEFORE
AND EVERY ONE WAS AN OUTERBRIDGE
WHICH REALLY SEEMS EXCEEDINGLY UNLIKELY.
Also this week, Jane learned which end of a pencil writes on things, and I learned that she has no interest in watching me draw anything. We all learned, once again, that Santa Barbara's streets do not have adequate drainage to deal with rainy days.
Then I learned that the 1.38" of rain so far this June has made it the wettest June in recorded history (beginning, in this case, in 1941), which I guess is why they didn't bother to put in very many storm drains.
In 1941, Outerbridge Horsey VI was serving as the State Department's Vice-Counsel in Budapest. Maybe he was looking out the window at a rainy day, doodling idly (with the correct end of a pencil) and dreaming of the day he could drive over the Outerbridge Crossing and return home.