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Old 08-29-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was nine years old. I just turned 63 and with no family left, my birthday is just another day on the calendar.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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My family doesn't celebrate birthdays, but I make exceptions. I had a birthday party when I turned 30, another when I turned 60, and plan to have a third when I turn 90. That will probably do it.
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Its easy to be a perfectionist when someone else is doing all the work.
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Please god 'NO' to showing birthdays on CD

Sorry.
It was just a thought. A Cyber Celebration if you wish.
I didnt figure they would be so gauche as to show the year. Just the month and day.
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:25 PM
 
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Celebrate! Each one is a milestone and means I haven't achieved room temperature yet.
hahahahahahaha

Thanks for the laugh! I just reached my 40's and have no desire to celebrate my birthday anymore! It's just one more day to remind me of all things I failed at! I'm in a lousy mood right now...I used to enjoy birthdays, but I'm not anymore.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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My family doesn't celebrate birthdays, but I make exceptions. I had a birthday party when I turned 30, another when I turned 60, and plan to have a third when I turn 90. That will probably do it.
Good plan.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:54 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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hahahahahahaha

Thanks for the laugh! I just reached my 40's and have no desire to celebrate my birthday anymore! It's just one more day to remind me of all things I failed at! I'm in a lousy mood right now...I used to enjoy birthdays, but I'm not anymore.
So young to be so cynical.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:23 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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My last birthday party was when I turned 40. My wife surprised me with a bunch of friends. I did the same for her at 40 1/2 (she was expecting it at 40). For a few years after that we would just go out for dinner and then we stopped doing that. Sort of faded to maybe baking each other a favorite cake, then to just saying Happy Birthday. This year for turning 65 I did get a card from my sister who lives in Wisconsin. Steak and Shake also wished me a Happy Birthday and gave me a free burger and fries. Oh yeah, Medicare also emailed me a Happy Birthday greeting.

We stopped giving each other presents for birthdays and Christmas many years ago. That way there is nothing received with a smile and Thank You and then set aside in a corner never to be used.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:14 PM
 
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Yup my parents are both over 60 and we celebrate their birthdays every single year, and they also celebrate with their friends.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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Years ago, I actually went to where my wife worked and walked into a party. I sat down and had cake and coffee and was shown a couple of presents. Then my curiosity got the best of me and I asked..."What's the occassion?". Well, as it turns out it was a birthday party for my wife. Oh..I mean ex-wife. My present wife is a little more understanding. I've missed her birthday only once, or maybe twice and she still loves me. I am presently 70 years old. Could you repeat the question please?
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I never understood the big deal about birthdays or hiding your age. What's the big deal? I am 62 and hub 65. We always celebrate and so do our friends.
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