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Old 08-29-2014, 08:38 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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In Asian cultures like China, they traditionally only celebrate every 10 years. When they do celebrate, it can be HUGE.

A friend told me a story how back in the mid-90s, a man had his 60th birthday. His 3 children pooled together $40,000 (forty thousand, with 4 zeros) as a gift to him. He didn't really need the money, so he blew it all on that celebration alone

I can see why some old tymers would prefer to not do them so often.
That's the way to do it!
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Im pretty low too but Im an introvert so thats okay.
I remember being on another forum where they used to show all the birthdays.
I think City Data has our Birthdays on here someplace. Maybe CD could start showing them here.

Im more aware of my age now too. Im waiting for 66. Reminds me of when we waited to be 21.
I agree older is good.
Please god 'NO' to showing birthdays on CD
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Made it another year!!! Heck, yes I celebrate!
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Celebrate!! Hey, you're not dead!
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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Please god 'NO' to showing birthdays on CD
I never ever post my birth date online, it's a key element in identity theft. For the occasional site that insists on a date, I use 01/01/1950. It's within a couple of years of the actual date and is easy to remember.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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Celebrate Birthdays ?
Heck, I celebrate everyday because there's no promise that there's going to be a tomorrow.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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past age 6, I never liked the focus being on me; so I have a hard time with people who make a huge deal out of b-days. I will use it as an excuse to eat whatever I want
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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It was my thirtieth birthday that did me in. Remember "Don't trust anyone over thirty?" That one really stung.
Oh lord yes.
I was obsessing about it, so a friend and I did something unusual.
We started at a country western bar.
Then we went to a biker bar.
And we ended the night at a disco.

Met a lot of new friends that night
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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Oh heck yeah! My birthday is the one day the world revolves are ME. Hubs made my 55th a whole week this year. I really liked that.

Now saying that -- I think I sound horrible, but a little extra attention is nice. I don't turn into a snowflake or anything.

Growing up our birthdays were special, we got cake (a rare occurrence in our house) we got what we wanted for dinner (mom would cook) and sisters were especially nice to each other. Gifts were given nothing crazy (no car on my 16th, but I did get my own set of keys to the family car). No chores that sort of thing. It was all done with a sense of familial camaraderie and love.

Hubs sort of got the same treatment, but he felt it was done out of duty, and if it didn't have to be done they would have bypassed it. And they always had cake in the house.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: SW US
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I never ever post my birth date online, it's a key element in identity theft. For the occasional site that insists on a date, I use 01/01/1950. It's within a couple of years of the actual date and is easy to remember.
I agree and I also make up dates for those sites that demand to have it.
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