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Old 08-28-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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I like your style, Living Dead Girl. I do almost the same. Do not like artificial events...Mother's Day, Valentine, etc. or birthdays.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:07 PM
 
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My husband and I celebrate our birthdays with a quiet dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Sometimes our daughter or my mother celebrates with us. Usually it's just the two of us.

Gifts are never given. We don't need or want anything from anyone, and if we DO need or want something, we just go out and get it ourselves. (I do, however, give my mom and our daughter something on their birthdays. I enjoy giving.)

My 61st birthday is coming up in October. His 61st is in March. Now I'm craving Mexican food. We may just have to make a trip to our favorite Mexican restaurant tomorrow.
Celebrate birthdays more often. That's the ticket!
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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I like your style, Living Dead Girl. I do almost the same. Do not like artificial events...Mother's Day, Valentine, etc. or birthdays.
Birthdays are artificial events?
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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It seems every year, something awful happens either right before my birthday or on my birthday. Someone dies, someone is rushed to the hospital or . . . here's a strange one . . . every major move I have had to make (with one exception) at least part of the moving (truck on site) has taken place on my birthday. Each time it was due to closing dates that I had nothing to do with.

If it isn't something that major, it is a car that dies, a pet that has to be rushed to the vet, a client with an emergency so I must work half the night . . .

I just had a birthday (last week!) and once again, life interferred.

After this many years of something unpleasant happening on my birthday, hubby and I tend to downplay it, not make too many plans and assume we will celebrate later - around Labor Day, lol.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:28 PM
 
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Certainly we do.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: california
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I'm 32 + 32 years experience
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:03 PM
 
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I don't but I don't mind celebrating someone elses's if that's what they want to do. I actually forgot my own birthday once when I was in the Army. We were out on maneuvers and didn't get any mail so the card from my Mother didn't reach me. It was almost a week later when I realized it. They just aren't important to me. Plus now, I've had so many it doesn't matter.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Plus now, I've had so many it doesn't matter.
I've had 67 of 'em, and loved every one!

We have 6 grandchildren from 5 to 14, and they LOVE anything to do with birthdays...cake and ice cream, a party, the works. I certainly don't need any presents. I can't resist the hand-made cards my granddaughters give me, and my grandsons usually do something goofier than that. Then they want me to tell them stories about the "olden days" (??) -- was I alive back then?? It's a family time, and we use every excuse to get together.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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Default One great thing about getting older

One great thing about getting older is that our friends can come over and warm themselves around our birthday cake!
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:18 PM
 
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One great thing about getting older is that our friends can come over and warm themselves around our birthday cake!

And if they are old enough, they can't hear the smoke detector going off.
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