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Born on the Fourth of July

“It's the best day of the year to have a birthday,” wrote Lisa Nunlist. “I've NEVER had to work or go to school on my birthday. People remember it. However, I was a little miffed when I was in Paris one summer. Those slacker French didn't celebrate my birthday until 10 days later!” 

Born on the Fourth of July

When she was young, Janice Whitaker thought the fireworks were in her honor.

“Very self-absorbed, right?”

It wasn't long before she learned the picnics and parades noted the birth of the country. But she was willing to share.

“As a mom of teenagers and adult children, I became disappointed that they would rather be with their friends on the 4th than with their mom who was celebrating another milestone. Oh, well. Welcome to adulthood.”

Now she is retired and has become philosophical about the whole thing. “I'm just glad to be alive to celebrate another day of living and I've learned it's not all about me.”

His mom is looking out for him already

A pregnant colleague weighing the possibility of giving birth on Valentine's Day said she hoped it didn't happen.


Well, she said, she didn't really think it would be fair for her son to have to worry about meeting emotionally erratic girlfriends' V-Day expectations on his own birthday  

Re: Groundhog Day birthdays

The Slice had asked about that and will have a follow-up on Saturday.

Meantime, here's this.

“The due date for my first child was Groundhog Day and I would joke that during delivery she would probably stick her head out, change her mind and duck back inside,” wrote Jill Wakeling.

“I actually went into labor on my due date but my daughter, Molly, took her time and was delivered at 1:11 a.m. on February 3rd.  She will be 22 this weekend. So glad I don't have to keep reliving my 23-hour delivery like the repeating day in 'Groundhog Day.' ”

It’s the late Robert Goulet’s birthday

Can you identify the scene above?  

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