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Old 01-27-2016, 11:41 AM
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Only three more birthdays mean anything more to me now. 18 months from now my 60th. 6 years after that my FRA, 4.5 years after that my 70 1/2 birthday. Outside of those meh!

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Old 01-31-2016, 04:54 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Originally Posted by Densi52 View Post
I'm content with having dinner out with my husband and at least a cupcake. One son always remembers to call; the other one is hit and miss:/
You make a really good point. Our birthdays could easily include a special dessert. I think I'll add that to my next celebration.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:20 PM
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Originally Posted by Yeledaf View Post
I've got one coming up next week (maybe my last one with a zero), and I honestly wish everyone would just chill and ignore it. I mean, I can always eat cake. But getting presents, doing the party thing, etc., just doesn't hold much excitement for me at this stage of life.

How do others feel about this? Still look forward to blowing out that bonfire of candles?

With six kids in our family birthdays were pretty low key and we didn't have parties. I can only remember one party in my life, at my grandparents, and they made me share it with my sister so it wasn't really 'mine'. I don't recall much in the way of birthdays when I got older either and it's just not always been a big day in my life. The last ten years I've pretty much ignored it and wish everyone else would too which is why I took my birthdate off of any online websites I go to that have a member profile.
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:58 PM
Location: CO
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I don't think it matters to me too much, except if my kids didn't remember. So I guess it matters a little. Other than that I never volunteer that it's my birthday.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:54 PM
Location: Idaho
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On either weekend surrounding my birthday, I take my "birthday ride". That consists of cycling twice my age in miles and triple my age in kilometers, within a 24-hour period, start to finish. This August, that means that I'll have to ride 130 miles and 195 kilometers, (121.2 miles).

Thank goodness August days are long. I'm having to get an earlier start with each passing year. This year, I think I'll get a hotel the night before near my starting point instead of driving to it the morning of the ride. That will save me a couple of hours.

Yes, birthdays are still important for me. I'll keep riding as long as the good Lord allows me to, or until I get launched airborne by an inattentive automobile driver because they are texting someone about something quite trivial.
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