It is perhaps a character flaw, but I am a keeper of lists. Among other things, I have a roster on my computer of important birthdays and anniversaries. It is updated regularly, and it reminded me that today is the birthday of a nephew. But, today is also the wedding anniversary of two literary characters out of the annals of Sherlock Holmes. One of those is Sherlock’s excellent colleague, Dr. John Watson.
That may not instantly ring a bell for you, but as a child, I read every story that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. In my estimation, these stories were perfectly depicted in film with the casting of Jeremy Brett as Doyle’s detective.
In the episode of the Sign of Four, Miss Morstand contacted Mr. Shelock Holmes regarding the communication that she received and the latest pearl annually sent to her. It was then that Mr. Holmes and his colleague Dr. Watson first became acquainted with Miss Morstand.
On October 27, 1888, Dr. John Watson married the thoughtful and beautiful Miss Mary Morstand. I raise my glass to them.