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Old 09-25-2017, 11:04 PM
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Tom and tza:

I just enjoyed " my day today"...

I never had a party as a kid. I got a cake a card, and one small present each birthday.

I don't really want a party. I just enjoyed the day.

I knew a kid growing up whose birthday was Feb 29th, and only got to celebrate once every 4 years.
Maybe the woman could only affirdca party once every 5 years for the kids.

Kids birthday parties are nothing but popularity contests and present grabbing events.

Once we grow up, the milestones change from yearly, to perhaps decadal.
The next one I'm really looking forward to is next year, the double nickel. Then it will be 62, then 65, then 67 when I'll fully retiRE.
After that, I always figured I'd be lucky to reach 80 with all my health problems, anything after that is gravy.

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Old 09-25-2017, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by matisse12 View Post
It's interesting to see what it takes for a person to win one of the $500 Most Engaging Posters contest. I had no idea. So now I know!
Unless that was simply tongue in cheek, and NOT a SLAM against me, perhaps you should read other posts.

I have yet to receive my award, so until I actually do, I don't consider myself to have won any way.

Perhaps, like Star Trek, it is only " holo (deck) money".

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Old 09-26-2017, 12:37 AM
Location: Wasilla, AK
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We use numeric candles now instead of the individual ones. Keeps the smoke alarms from going off.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:12 AM
Location: the Old Dominion
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When my future wife and I began to talk marriage, I made two stipulations. When she had a gripe with me, not to make a public scene without a divorce lawyer (saw this too many times with friends, family and strangers - always left a bad taste), and cake and candles for every birthday in the house.
We were moving from a crummy convenience apartment to our first house. It took all day and we were dead tired at the end of it. And on our kitchen table was a Hostess cupcake with a single candle lit. My most memorable birthday ever.
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:33 AM
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I don't and never have since I was a little kid. I don't get the adult birthday parties at all and think it is silly. I don't attend birthday parties after they reach the age of around 8 to 10. Now I will get together with friends at a bar on a weekend night around one of their birthdays but I would go meet them at a bar if it wasn't their birthday but having a "birthday party" with decorations and expecting gifts and all that as an adult......I pass, it is time to grow up.
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:50 AM
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This year was good in the birthday cake department - got three!!!

No big celebrations though. Just going out to eat with different people.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
I read the 100 meaningless Happy Birthday posts on my Facebook page just like everybody else.

I turn 60 this year. I'm tempted to say "find a dark cave and assume the fetal position" but I figure my friends and girlfriend will likely do something as part of Memorial Day weekend. That happened at 40 and 50. I otherwise try to ignore my birthday.
Same here. Last time I remember celebrating birthdays was in jr high and high school, when we girls would have slumber parties.

We'll take the grandkids shopping for their birthdays, they're kids and it's still a big deal for them.

Besides, I certainly don't feel 59. My brain is stuck on 23, so why celebrate something I don't even believe, LOL.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:35 AM
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I don't. Haven't since I was in my twenties. I'm not one to celebrate anything that is obligatory.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:00 AM
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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My parents never recognized, let alone, celebrated my birthday and the tradition continues. Just another day on the calendar, as far as I'm concerned.

However, I do admire people who celebrate their birthdays and I'll readily join in, if appropriate.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:17 PM
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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I love celebrating my birthday as well as those I love. It's just a fun time to celebrate the day you came into the world
After turning 40, I asked that nobody get me anything for my birthday--Just celebrate with me. That is all I ask. My birthday is very close to Christmas so it is a time of allot of celebrating and I think it's great.
After all, life is to be enjoyed. You never know when your number is up
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