excuse for congratulations, gifts and well wishes, primarily from my immediate family. Last year, my wife took this to the next step and got me a present every day during the month. The most noteworthy gift was The Jawbone of an Ass, which I wrote about last year. She repeated this pattern again this year. I decided to document the gifts. Since it is April, it’s time to share the list:
Every year, I celebrate my birthday every day of the month during March. My actual birthday is March 23rd. Most years the real celebration is sometime around my actual birthday and the rest of the month I accept all gifts, well wishes, cakes, balloons, pats on the back, hugs and kisses that I can get. This year my family took the celebration to the next level. I was travelling on business on February 29th. I got back home late that evening and was greeted with a "Happy Birthday" banner in the garage on the wall in the bay where I park. When I went into the house, there was a gift bag on the counter and I was told I could open it. There was a nice gift inside. I was also told not to throw away the bag because it would have a new gift in it each day. I was told that some would be better than others. As of this writing I will say that each day's gift has been great in it's own way. So far the most unique gift has been the jawbone of an ass.
I'm writing this on my 53rd birthday. I am taking the day off from work and will be spending most of it at home alone. I do plan to get out and visit a music store later and will spend time with family tonight. It will be an enjoyable day. I wanted to take a little time this morning to look back at some of the places I have spent my birthday. Here is a very incomplete list and some notes about each one.
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