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Swiftly Flow The Years

I never thought I would quote Robert Frost and Paris Hilton in the same post, but their combined words aptly summarize my mother’s 98th birthday this past week. 337 more words


Party Preparations

The birthday party is finally this weekend. I’ve been working hard for weeks and accomplished my entire project list. Everything is painted, varnished, cleaned, and the birthday video is finished. 218 more words


A quiet birthday party

The 22nd of March, 2008.

The phone rings, and even as I wake up from sleep, I know it is N.

N taunts me because I want to get myself a toy duck for my birthday. 839 more words


The Queen can't "Pooh Pooh" this gift.

In my diligent following of all things birthday I am often confronted with yet another article about why the Queen has two birthdays. It doesn’t seem to matter what time of year it is, although the coverage does pick up around May when she is feted in several places.  463 more words


Bleak Birthdays per Seinfeld

It’s been more than 15 years since Seinfeld went off the air, but it’s fun sometimes to revisit gems from this American sitcom’s nine seasons (1989 – 1998). 378 more words


The Happy Birthday Song Goes Public

A longstanding copyright dispute over public access to the birthday song was resolved late last year in favor of the song entering public domain.

A Los Angeles judge ruled invalid the copyright claim of the companies collecting royalties on the “Happy Birthday” song for the past 80 years. 324 more words

Birthday Fun Facts

Birthdays as Anniversaries of Grief

I’ve been binge watching the Gilmore Girls and just this week watched a Season 5 episode where Luke has a “dark day” on the anniversary of his father’s death. 406 more words