Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20, 1963 @ 3:50 am

I was born:)

I'm Forty fucking five today!

My birthday is a big deal to me and I'll tell ya why.

My Mom ALWAYS forgot my birthday. Just couldn't remember.
First, I'm the youngest of eight. I have 5 older brothers (would have been 6 but he was born premature and died) and 1 sister. needless to say, my Mother expected a boy. Had a name picked out. So when I turn out to be a she, my Mother had no clue what to name me. According to my Mother, the nurse said:

"what are you going to name her?"

My Mother said: " I dunno."

Nurse: "How about Darlene, she is so Darling."

Mother: "OK."

Makes you well up with tears huh?

So, two days after I made my most forgettable entrance, another event happened that would further erase my birth from my Mother's brain.

President Kennedy was assassinated.

In all the years my Mother was alive, she wished me a Happy Birthday on
November 22. If it wasn't for my birth certificate, I'd swear that was my birthday.

I think I'll celebrate again, on November 22. just for my MaMa;)


6 comments:

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

So happy to meet another 45er! Happy Birthday to you! I'm here by way of Amy's blog!

Hope you have a terrific birthday both days. I'd make sure that there's plenty of cake and celebrating!!!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Happy Birthday x 2! Two cakes sounds like a great idea to me!

Julie said...

Awww! Sorry we didn't all get to post on this one instead of your other one yesterday!!!!!!

Anway, happy birthday again, darling! :)

Kellan said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was wonderful! You came from a big family and I love the "Darling - Darlene" story! I have a good friend named Darlene! Now I have two!

Have a good weekend - Kellan

AirmanMom said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so sorry I missed your *real* birthday.
Make it a good year!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

sandi said...

Happy birthday. I know I am a few days late. Thanks for visiting today. Glad you found me and understand the OC thing!

I loved this post!