January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday to you!

Today is the day the One has made, and it is a birthday for at least five people I know.

First, there's Benjamin Franklin. Who was born on this day in 1706. Although on his Old Style calendar it would have been January 6, 1705. 

Then there is my DH, who was born on this date during WWII in Southern California.  Next, our son, born a birthday present (unwrapped) at the turn of the last century. Then, my brother's first child was born five years later. Yes, on the exact same date.

Not long after I began blogging here in 2010, I discovered another person who shares the same date,  sojourning in one of my programs, Al-anon.  Please go on over to wish Syd a Happy Birthday, too. Tell him Smitty sent you.

And a quote from Paris Hilton for the rest of us. Fits my program walk these days. 

"The way I see it, you should live everyday like it's your birthday."


  1. I like the quote. Happy Birthday to all.

  2. Gotta love Paris..;)

    Happy Birthday to you! That is a lot of coincidence with the birthdays in your family.

    1. We love our coincidences. It will be really beautiful when they all get to "birthday" together!

  3. Happy birthday!!!
    I LOVED when you wrote that your son was a birthday present born "unwrapped" - so great!

  4. Smitty, this was so nice. You are the best. I am sorry that I haven't been here much. I feel honored to share the same birthday as members of your family. Thanks!


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