My Birthday Season could be YOURS.

Repost from a repost from an original repost.  I repost a variation of this annually

since my birthday seems to come around on the 13th every year!

“Age is not a particularly interesting subject.  Anyone can get old.  

All you have to do is live long enough.”

-Groucho Marx-

Many years ago my good friend Bernice and I were sitting in a motel room eating doughnuts for breakfast.  We picked this motel because it had free doughnuts and coffee every morning.

It was just before our birthdays which are a few weeks apart.

A bit giddy from not sleeping well on motel mattresses and slightly inebriated on chocolate covered doughnuts, we decided that if we were going to get older each year we would at least take advantage of our accumulating age.  We created OUR BIRTHDAY SEASON.

Here are the rules in case you’d like to have your own Birthday Season.

  1. Beginning on the day of your birth your season lasts the number of days you are old.  Consequently every year your Birthday Season is one day longer.  With me so far?
  2. You are to celebrate your birth the entire season by choosing whatever you wish to do, or NOT do,  each day.  So far so good!
  3. People give you presents the entire season.  SO GOOD, so far!
  4. You must be over 50 to qualify for Birthday Season status.  (Over 50 you need more time to have fun because it takes you longer.)
  5. You may start your Birthday Season before the day of your birth.  But you cannot exceed the number of days you are old.
  6. Those who are under the age of 50 can celebrate a Birthday Season as long as they don’t tell anyone or demand presents. (Gargle thoroughly after breakfast to eliminate tell-tale Birthday Season Breath.)
  7. You must eat doughnuts everyday for breakfast during your season. (If you don’t like doughnuts you can choose anything you want as long as it isn’t healthy).
  8. Every day of your season you must be grateful for being born and still being alive.  (After your Birthday Season is over you can revert to moaning about your age).





8 comments on “My Birthday Season could be YOURS.

  1. Just sent an email to you…this comment page was taking time to open.. my computer is slow like me.. Judy , my wishes on this special day and belated for your special day.. …RS:)


  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you’re having a great day and season!

    I don’t have any traditions and have been pretty low key about birthdays for a long time. Years ago, a friend and I were talking about how we appreciate things that are done throughout the year as opposed to celebrating on the one day. Even more so now that I can’t always get out to do things and people will help me out.

    But…it’s my 50th this year, I have already told a couple of people I want a non-traditional cake this year. ( I may have more 50th birthdays if I really like the year, but you turn 50 only once.)

    Here’s a link to a picture of the cake. I saw this and instructions of what I want have been sent.


  3. As my husband was born the day (not the year) before me, we have birthday week. All week, we treat ourselves to things that normally are luxuries/not in the budget. Sometimes, it involves actual gifts on the actual day, sometimes just treats through the week.
    The woman who introduced us also has her birthday in the same week. When the 3 of us shared a house 30 years ago, we dubbed in pagan week, and included “who (living or dead) should we invite to a dinner party, games of croquet (by the general/my rules), and at least one cake.
    As a matter of fact, the friend who we had lost touch with contacted me by card, then e-mail out of the blue at Christmas — we’d been looking for her for years! So now if we can all get together during our birthday week, we might be able to revive some traditions. And happy unbirthday to Max!


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