Thanks! Merci! Grazie! Danke! Gracias! Ef Haristow! I always enjoy my birthday. Don't even mind getting older, 'cause it sure beats the alternative!
It was a real challenge "training" folks to give him something for his BIRTHDAY and not turning his gift into a BIG Christmas present.
and what was worse, was when it wasn't even a BIG Christmas present!
In fact, from ages 8 to 16, I celebrated my birthday JUNE 12th, when my mom and everyone else had more time to think about birthdays.... and the kids weren't all sick with the flu or chicken pox or something...
Actually, I'll be celebrating this weekend. Tonight I'll be home making ice cream and accepting phone calls from family and friends.