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Author Topic: How important are birthdays?  (Read 1060 times)

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Thipu1

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Re: How important are birthdays?
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2015, 06:41:41 PM »
A lot depends on context.  In the library, there was pizza, a cake and a generally circulated card for every birthday except mine.  In the 20+ years I was there, my birthday was remembered about one in every five. It got to be annoying after a while. 

As a child, there was a little party with a few play friends and relatives.  Now, a card from Mr. Thipu, a bunch of flowers from the corner bodega and a nice dinner out is the norm. I might get a phone call from SIL or members of her family. 

On the other hand, SIL expects people to go all out for her milestone birthdays. For her 70th, she got a week in Key West.  For her 50th, there was something planned for every month of the year.  We're not talking about ice cream and cake.  We're talking about things like a trip to the Grand Canyon and kayaking in Alaska.

It will be interesting this year because SIL has 'voluntold' us that she'll be using our house as a way station on the way to a class reunion and she'll be arriving on my birthday. It will be interesting to see what (if anything) happens.   


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Re: How important are birthdays?
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2015, 07:22:36 PM »
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It will be interesting this year because SIL has 'voluntold' us that she'll be using our house as a way station on the way to a class reunion and she'll be arriving on my birthday. It will be interesting to see what (if anything) happens.   
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