Celebration is Over

@DianneN (88415)
United States
December 6, 2016 8:53am CST
Today is our older son's birthday. I wished him a happy birthday today and posted it on Facebook, although he doesn't use social media. We gave him his gift when he was here over one week ago. We also had a birthday cake. He will celebrate with his wife and children tonight. He doesn't like to make a big deal out of his birthday. We can't join him, because we have to return Doodle, the cat, to my younger son's house. We will then celebrate in spirit when we go out for a goodbye dinner. Do you celebrate birthdays?
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@Happy2BeMe (75424)
• Canada
6 Dec 16
We always go out to dinner on birthdays. The birthday person chooses the restaurant and gets a free evening out for their birthday present. We don't usually buy birthday gifts for each other. Happy Birthday to your oldest son. He is a handsome young man. He looks like his Dad.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
6 Dec 16
Thanks so much. Both my boys look like their dad, right down to the shape of their nails! We always try to celebrate as a family by going out for a nice dinner. My husband always picks up the tab. We also give gifts, usually big checks to the kids. I don't need or want gifts, but they won't listen to me!!!!
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• United States
6 Dec 16
Our family is big on birthdays and since we're such a large family there always seems to be a birthday cake around. Happy birthday to your son and love the picture
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
6 Dec 16
Thank you! Our family is so small, that we celebrate anything we can!
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
6 Dec 16
Happy Birthday to your son! We don't really celebrate birthdays in a big way... most of the time it will be just our immediate family having dinner together...
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
6 Dec 16
Thank you! We usually just do dinners, too. I certainly don't broadcast my age either! Lol!
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
6 Dec 16
@DianneN My sister likes to broadcast her age... She just turned 50 and proudly displayed her most recent photo with a huge '50' sign as her profile picture all over her social media... I think she likes the comments on how she looks not a day older than 40...
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
6 Dec 16
@sishy7 Well, there ya go! Lol! I could never do that, even though I look younger than my age.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Dec 16
My husband doesn't like celebrating his birthday much. He says it's just another day. I always tell him the kids will be disappointed if we don't celebrate. I try to make everyone's birthday special. =)
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
6 Dec 16
My husband says the same thing as yours, but tough nuggies to him. It brings us joy, and he always has a great time. Men!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Dec 16
@DianneN I don't know why they want to ruin our fun!
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• Carriere, Mississippi
7 Dec 16
We celebrate everyones birthday. I like to wish happy birthday to everyone for a full week. So if it's your birthday expect from me to help celebrate it for atleast a week per person. My mom's is on the 11th. I've already started telling her happy birthday and saying things like i know what your present is. Ha ha ha ha!!! What a tease but actually they know i have them on my mind before, during, and after!!
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
20 Dec 16
You are a big tease, but it sounds like fun! I'm sure your mom had a great party and loved her gift!
@amadeo (76310)
• United States
6 Dec 16
not any more.I am like your son no big deal.Just another day older in my life.lol
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
6 Dec 16
I hear ya!
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@MarymargII (10708)
• Toronto, Ontario
8 Dec 16
Well I hope you have a great day with your son and enjoy his birthday today!
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
Thank you! He celebrated with his wife and kids in New York City with a low key dinner after work. I celebrated it after dropping Doodles off and going out for pizza with our younger son and his fiancée in Connecticut. We left the next morning for Florida. Crazy life!
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@MarymargII (10708)
• Toronto, Ontario
13 Dec 16
@DianneN You must be well on your way or there by now but I should be hearing about it your next post!
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
20 Dec 16
@MarymargII We arrived 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Time flies when you're having fun. Lol!
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@JudyEv (137662)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec 16
We do but not in a huge way. We'd often go out for a meal or perhaps have a very few friends over for a meal.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
We basically do the same thing. Just remembering their special day is a nice way to honor them.
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@JudyEv (137662)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Dec 16
@DianneN And sometimes it gets to the stage where you'd rather just stay home in the company of a few good friends.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
@JudyEv That stage hasn't come to me, yet! I enjoy going out to dinner.
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@UncleJoe (11333)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
13 Dec 16
Sometimes. I turn 72 on the 20th of this month. Ya'll are welcome to celebrate mine.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
13 Dec 16
My husband's birthday is on the 18th. Why don't you join us? Cheers to you!
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@UncleJoe (11333)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
13 Dec 16
@DianneN Wouldn't that be fun? I would love to come to Florida but my allergies won't let me. I am deathly allergic to alligators!
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
13 Dec 16
@UncleJoe What alligators? I haven't seen one in all the years I've been coming to Florida except at nature centers. Just don't go near a nature center and you'll be fine. Besides, I think all the pythons have been gobbling them up!
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@dodo19 (34032)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
6 Dec 16
Happy birthday to your son! I find that he does look like you, in this picture. We do tend to celebrate birthdays in my family. We do throw birthday parties for our kids. My husband and I will do a little something for ours. But nothing huge, generally.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
6 Dec 16
Thank you! Do you really think he looks like me? My granddaughter looks like him, so perhaps she looks like me, too! I'm sure you throw parties for your kids and love every minute doing so! I'd really prefer a small family dinner and no gifts for my birthdays, but no one listens to me! Lol!
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@dodo19 (34032)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 Dec 16
@DianneN yeah, I can see some resemblance between the two of you. Your granddaughter may look like as well, if she looks like your dad. I definitely enjoy the parties we have for our kids. They're very special events.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
@dodo19 I'm sure your kids love their birthday parties. I call them Memory Makers.
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@Gillygirl (17608)
• Sutton, England
12 Dec 16
Happy belated birthday to your son. I celebrate albeit reluctantly my birthday. We have a big one coming up, my hubby will be 60 on 20th Dec
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
Thanks and happy birthday to your hubs! My hubby's birthday is on the 18th! Just us.
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@Gillygirl (17608)
• Sutton, England
14 Dec 16
@DianneN Happy birthday to your hubby too. How is he now?
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
20 Dec 16
@Gillygirl Thank you! Not much change, but at least I don't have to put a coat on him here in Florida.
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@paigea (22654)
• Canada
12 Dec 16
I avoid celebrating them. A quiet dinner in or out with hubby is my preferance.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
We celebrate with whoever is around. My birthday is in June, so it's iffy who will be able to appear. My husband's birthday is next week. It will just be the two of us out for dinner. I certainly don't want him to have to cook on his big day! Lol!
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@paigea (22654)
• Canada
12 Dec 16
@DianneN I hope you find a great restaurant
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
@paigea There are so many great restaurants down here. I have to make reservations and soon. I hope it's not too late to get into our favorites.
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@LadyDuck (183365)
• Switzerland
10 Dec 16
I missed this post Dianne, but I am glad that I was able to wish him happy birthday on FB. We celebrate birthdays, but like your son. We do not like to make a bid deal out of that.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
10 Dec 16
I saw your post on Facebook. Thank you for your sweet comment. My brother is coming to say goodbye. I just left a new discussion here and wanted to MyLot. Lol! Later!
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@LadyDuck (183365)
• Switzerland
10 Dec 16
@DianneN I am going back to myLot a little later too, now it's dinner time.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
10 Dec 16
@LadyDuck Enjoy your dinner!
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@jaboUK (55198)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec 16
Love your photo. My birthday was on the 4th and my daughter posted a photo of her and me on Facebook. I don't use it much so didn't see it till yesterday. Here it is,
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
Happy belated birthday! You both are beautiful!!!!!! That is such a sweet picture.
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@jaboUK (55198)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 16
@DianneN Thanks Dianne, yes my daughter is beautiful.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
@jaboUK And so are you!
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@much2say (40581)
• United States
6 Dec 16
Happy birthday to your oldest son! Yes we do celebrate birthdays! For us and the kids, we celebrate on the day of our birthdays . . . mostly likely with a restaurant pick and cake at home. And on a weekend when my side of the family can all get together, we celebrate a birthday month day . . . again at a restaurant or at my parents house with cake.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
6 Dec 16
Thank you! Wow! You certainly love to party! . You go girl!!!!
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@much2say (40581)
• United States
6 Dec 16
@DianneN We make birthdays stretch a long way!
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
@much2say You certainly know how to live!
@Corbin5 (119946)
• United States
6 Dec 16
We do celebrate birthdays here. Birthdays do lose their appeal over time, it seems, for me anyway. Glad you got to celebrate your son's birthday at bit early.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
Being an old bag, I prefer a simple dinner out with family or close friends.
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@Corbin5 (119946)
• United States
12 Dec 16
@DianneN I am an old bag too, and I prefer the same.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
10 Dec 16
I try not to celebrate my birthday and each year tell my brother I don't need anything but he always buys me something.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
That's because he loves you so much!
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Dec 16
@DianneN Yes he does and I am so blessed!
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@just4him (129028)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec 16
Nice picture of your son and husband. I saw that on FB today and gave it a like. I celebrate, but not like I used to. My kids always have their own plans for their birthdays, so I just call and wish them a Happy Birthday and drop off a gift if I have one.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
Thank you and thanks for giving it a like! The older they get, they seem to make their own plans.
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@just4him (129028)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Dec 16
@DianneN Yes they do. You're welcome.
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@SIMPLYD (85041)
• Philippines
7 Dec 16
At least , he got a gift from you . Birthdays are always celebrated here by the Filipinos . Usually , we will buy or prepare sauteed noodles , because it denotes long life , and some other foods if we have a lot of budget . It's our one way , of celebrating life or another year that was .
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
That is a lovely custom. Just as long as no one is ignored on their birthday, any kind of recognition is good!
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@SIMPLYD (85041)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
@DianneN Yes, i agree . Just a recognition or a greeting will be enough to perk up the celebrator .
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• United States
6 Dec 16
I try to celebrate when time allows. There are days when you just don't have the time to do much more than to call your loved one and wish them a happy birthday. I still have a gift for my son that I have had since August and haven't presented it to him. LOL. Maybe I will wrap it for Christmas.
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@DianneN (88415)
• United States
12 Dec 16
Lol! Why not?
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• United States
13 Dec 16
@DianneN He will get a chuckle out of it. Plus, I have is soup pot and ladle from 2 years ago!
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