Birthday Recap

Well, for someone who truly didn’t want to celebrate, I was feted like a queen, all with things I love: books, flowers, a Panera card, Oreos and money along with a mezuzah for my front door. Yes, a shiksa with her very own mezuzah.

Mimi, my former neighbor, sent me 62 dollars in singles…to celebrate every year of your precious life, the card said.  They tumbled from the envelope like Monopoly money, all new bills, having to sit down, I was laughing so hard, not to mention, quite touched.

My friend Bill, though it was understood it was not a birthday celebration, came for dinner bringing me two books of essays, along with cookies and the spiffiest photo of Ulysses S. Grant a girl could ever wish for.

Casper, a canary I know from Jersey, sent me a check, with a note saying, go out and buy yourself a little something Cupcake.  Now is that a classy bird or what?  It came right alongside Cooper, the Golden Retriever’s, Starbucks card that said…next one’s on me…woof.

But what really got to me were the three people, blog readers I’ve never met, who sent me their good wishes.  Bright pink Azaleas from England, a book on writing and handmade placemats and napkins with my initials. All of Connecticut cheered.

For someone who wasn’t celebrating, I had a helluva day.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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22 Responses to Birthday Recap

  1. jack rodgerson says:

    I didn’t know you recently celebrated a birthday, but would a simple “Happy Birthday” suffice? Happy birthday my Bridgeport gal!

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  2. micklively says:

    All just as it should be, for a woman who spreads so much happiness! 🙂

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    I’m glad it was a wonderful day, Susannah, as it should be for someone with the outlook on life that you have.
    My 66th was last Friday. Since I had hosted three birthday dinners(2 children and my father) in the past seven weeks, as well as Father’s Day, I just wanted to get away. So Pookie and I spent a few days with friends who live at Hampton Beach.

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  4. This makes my heart so very happy.

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  5. How wonderful! Birthdays should be acknowledged in some way and it sounds like you did good with the birthday fairy!

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  6. Elle Knowles says:

    Birthday surprises are fun aren’t they? ~Elle


  7. Patricia says:

    You did have a good day! See, birthdays aren’t so bad.


  8. Happy belated birthday Susannah! It is good to be remembered by friends even on days that we don’t want a fanfare. It looks like the day was fun day and you deserve every little bit of it and more!!! Many blessings! 🙂

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