I know, it's an unusual favorite number, yet it has served me well. While the cool reason for choosing the number 42 would be to honor Jackie Robinson, my story is different. When I was in the third grade I was trying to learn my times tables. I remember going for walks with my grandfather and having him quiz me. The one multiplication I kept forgetting was 7 x 6. Well, I decided right then and there that if I made 42 my favorite number, I would never forget. I turned 42 this year and 42 has been my favorite number since I was 8. I tip my hat to the great Jackie Robinson, to my grandfather who took such an interest in my education - and to the never to be forgotten 7 x 6.