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TidBits About Donna #69 It’s Not MY Birthday!

It’s Not MY Birthday!

birthday cake th-1I always received a birthday call from my father on December 17th … but that’s NOT my birthday. My birthday’s December 7th – always has been. But my dad never called me on December 7th … and I never expected him to.

But on December 17th my phone would ring and I knew it would be him.

“Guess I forgot again – huh, Donna Marie?” he’d say.

“Yep, you did, Daddy.” Then I’d start to sing, “Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday, Dear Daddy!”birthday06a

My dad always forgot my birthday … but he always remembered it on December 17th – his birthday. It was fun pseudo-sharing the same birth day.

He won’t be calling today. He hasn’t called in a lot of years. But, that won’t stop me from reliving the memories of his calls. I’ll be remembering both of our birthdays today and whispering, “Happy Birthday, Daddy.”

Daddy & Donna

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December 17, 2013 - Posted by | TidBits About Donna | , , ,


  1. Very Sweet Mom. Happy Birthday!

    Comment by jared | December 17, 2013 | Reply

    • Thanks, Jared. There are just some memories that you will always carry with you. For me, this is one of them. My Dad was a character. I miss him.

      Love, Mom

      Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | December 17, 2013 | Reply

      • wow is that uncle john, i haven’t seen a pic of him in a long time. and as for you donna thats how i remember you before last jan.

        Comment by Edward Pavlik | December 18, 2013

      • Eddie, yes, that is my Dad. But he was called Jack. So Uncle Jack to you. There was an Uncle John too, but he was married to Aunt Irene.

        Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | December 18, 2013

  2. This comment was from my friend, Patti McLaughlin Jugenheimer, which was left on Facebook.

    “Happy Birthday” to both of you on both the 7th & the 17th…..Thanks for sharing such a sweet memory. I know you miss him very much. He must have been very proud of you. Know that he is smiling on you every day!

    Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | December 19, 2013 | Reply

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