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Old 09-27-2017, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Now it's just lunch with friends. Not a big deal since we have lunch many time throughout the year.

When I turned 60 we had a neighborhood party(not for my birthday, we have lots of parties). At the end they brought out cake and sang Happy Birthday.

I belong to every e-club for restaurants in my area so for about a 2 week period I get a few free meals, appetizers, or deserts.

Birthdays haven't been a big deal for decades.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Next birthday is 60, maybe that calls for some Tannerite?

That's celebration! Idiots, explosives, and falling anvils.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:54 PM
 
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Dinner at Malibu Seafood. Then across the street, a cooler of beer, styrofoam cup and watch the sunset.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I like to spend the day reflecting on my mom who gave me life and who I miss so much, even after 33 years. I also buy myself a little something like a book or CD and get a special dinner in. I get a few cards in the mail sometimes. I decided that I am ''forever 12 years old'' in retirement. I liked that age. Carefree, curious, and eager to enjoy each day. Oh, and my SO sings ''Happy Birthday'' to me!
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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On my kids birthday's (they are all adults now)I call them on the phone and sing them a birthday song. Not the traditional one, a funnier one. If they don't answer, I leave it on their voice mail. They call me corny but I know they love it and will miss it when I'm gone
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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When my hubby and I were first dating he would buy me nice jewelry for my birthday. after a few years I made the same deal with him as i did with every member of my family... "I promise not to buy you any presents if you don't buy me any presents." Life is so much easier at Christmas and birthdays when you make a pact like that. Plus, it made me the most maintenance-free woman he has ever been with!

In olden days my husband and I would go out to a nice restaurant for our birthdays. We don't do "fancy" anymore but I will throw a couple of nice ribeyes on the grill and make a nice meal at home for the occasion. Of course, I will also throw a couple of nice ribeyes on the grill to celebrate the fact that it is Tuesday, so I guess it really doesn't make it that special!
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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How do you celebrate birthdays now?
Nothing special, nothing planned. We don't even celebrate on my birthday. Usually, just a meal, a day that our kids, grandkids and great grandkids have a chance of being able to come by.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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Hello

Today happens to be my 54th birthday.

We went out to breakfast, where my OH asked the waitress about birthday "gifts" from the restaurant. Apparently another diner overheard, and while my breakfast was going to be free, the other diner paid our remain tab for us!

I'm waiting for a friend to come up from the city for a fun day.

I got a magazine with a friend's published article in it in the mail.

I also got a state school tax rebate Check in the mail, money in the mailbox is a great thing! On my birthday no less!

My OH has a yet to be known small gift for me I guess, I don't get to know until later today after my OH is out of work. Good things can come in small packages!

My father usually greased my birthday palm too. He called to wish me a happy birthday while we were out to breakfast. I will see him tomorrow.

So how DO YOU CELEBRATE? Or DON'T you anymore?

Remember I'm still only 29! For 25 years now!

She/he would have received the look of death from me.

Asking for free stuff? Nope.

Lol.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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She/he would have received the look of death from me.

Asking for free stuff? Nope.

Lol.
Nope, many restaurant chains have free meals for the birthday person, or a free desert. I think many got tired of singing happy birthday to the birthday person.

Many restaurants also give free meals to fathers nd mother's on their respective summer celebration days.

You must be so deprived.

And, hey, it never hurts to ask.

We didn't get any freebies at my chosen dinner restaurant. Not all restaurants have a freebie deal for birthdays.
It creates good will.

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Old 10-01-2017, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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On my kids birthday's (they are all adults now)I call them on the phone and sing them a birthday song. Not the traditional one, a funnier one. If they don't answer, I leave it on their voice mail. They call me corny but I know they love it and will miss it when I'm gone
My mom always did that. I still have the last one. Never be too quick to delete that voicemail.
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