Memorable birthdays? I, personally, really can't remember too many memorable birthdays, so I asked my husband if he remembered any birthdays. He remembers his 14th, 21st, 40th, 50th and 60th. The 14th and the 21st were because of the gifts that he received, a transistor radio that he wanted and a Bible respectively. The others he remembers because of life milestones and their respective celebrations. (See his 60th at the right). While I could go into details about the celebrations, I am sure that many of my readers have had similar parties.
On the other hand, I don't think that many people have ever experienced one like my first husband's 40th! I had ordered a large bouquet of black balloons to be delivered to his business, sort of as a gag! We were in the midst of moving. We were making many trips back and forth doing the move ourselves. We had two teenage drivers at the time, and they were helping in the family cars, while we drove the company pickup. I had six children at the time, four of them were riding with my oldest daughter. We got a call from the police that she had been in an accident. As we arrived at the hospital, almost running thru the lobby, I noticed that everyone in the waiting room was gathered around the television; I think that I remember lots of smoke, but I really wasn't paying attention with four of my children in separate trauma rooms! After finding all my kids, helping calm them, watching glass being removed from ones scalp, looking at x-rays and calming myself down, I found out that what everyone, including some nursing staff, were watching the video of the Challenger Explosion -- Jan 28th, 1986.
By the way, I called and un-ordered the black balloons and had them replaced with a colorful bouquet AND all of my children were OK, except for cuts and bruises. We will never forget that birthday! Needless to say, we missed our evening dinner party!