Celebrating one’s own birthday is embarrassing.

Don’t like being the center of attention. Especially for my own inconsequential birthday. To me there is nothing about growing old that excites me enough to get silly and wear pointy hats.

Here is my suggestion for celebrating birthdays. Just celebrate the zeros. Yes, just celebrate the 20s, the 30s, the 40s, etc etc. You know what I mean? Never mind the annual giving of Hallmark cards and hiring cake bakers. Celebrate only every ten years. However the Chinese celebrate only the first birthday. At age one a significant celebration is planned. Many uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, and others give cash for the first birthday. Usually enough to pay for the first year of college. Seems pretty good to me.

I’m just too old to celebrate anything much less an annual birth day whoop-laa. However, I do like the Zero celebration idea. What do you think? Well, I might take an annual cake without candles and that dreadful happy birthday song. Or how about this; instead of a cake we could celebrate over big bowls of refried beans, guacamole and with tortilla chips. Yum!

Published by Okie Beyond borders

I come from a family who migrated from the parched red dirt Plaines of southern rural Oklahoma. Migrating to blue collar working class community of East Los Angeles. There is where I was born. I am Mr. Writermelon. I can only write what my grammar and spell checker allows. I am neither profound nor profane. Boy howdy! Send comment to: Mr.writermelon@gmail.com

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