Another Birthday? NO! YUK! – copy

  • Buy lots of gold to celebrate or commemorate! He!He!He!
  • My birthday is really on August 14th but because my documentation says January 14th I am getting all these lovely birthday wishes but I have to save them for another 6 months. I was born in a reeeeeeeeeally small town in Minas Gerais. A place called Pedra Corrida, which may not even be on a map these days. This town had no registry office. After my father died my mother remembered I hadn’t been registered so the next time someone made a trip to town she asked them to register my birth.
This wasn’t as simple as hopping in a car and driving for an hour. Back then it was still mostly horses and carriages, and occasionally people travelled by train. They remembered the date, but not the month and put down January, making me a whole 6 months younger, yippee! The registry office at the time said it was good enough, and that’s why I feel I have two birthdays with all of these well wishes coming in.
When I was younger I did 2 birthdays party and sometimes I invited the same friend in 2 parties and the friend would come to me and say: it is funny but I remember I came for your birthday not too long ago…
Oops!
I haven’t decided which country I will be spending my birthday this year yet. Hopefully somewhere new and exciting! I’m planning on going to Brazil for an extended stay with family in May and will come back in August – the plan is to stop somewhere exotic for my birthday on the way home.
Family and friends wish me happy birthday and make a fuss, spend their money on presents which is great and sweet, but then I really “know” I had “another” birthday, which at my age I’d actually like to forget.
Places I have spent my birthdays:
Brazil
Canada
Australia
Thailand
Hong Kong
Dubai
Italy
Iran
Kenya
Malta
Austria
USA
Germany
Indonesia
Greece
Denmark
Spain
England
Vietnam
New Zealand
China
Nedlands
Chile
Switzerland
Zambia
South Africa
Argentina
Luxemburg
Brussels
Fiji
France
Phillipines
Singapore
Jordan
Portugal
Japan
and others that I cannot remember (and that is probably the age factor lol).
Any suggestions for where to celebrate (commiserate?) next?

Comments

  1. Edna Walter said:

    Golly Gosh Alycee, I dont think there are too many place for you to go, unless you might like a nice trip to the Antartic!!!! Happy Birthday for both days, much love. E

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