I took a couple weeks off, but it’s good to be back in the regular routine with the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop! This week, A.S. Fenichel says:
September 11 is my birthday. Yes, I know...it got messed up, but it’s still my birthday. I’m sure thousands of people were born on D-day and Pearl Harbor day. So, either tell me where you were on 9-11 or tell me what you do to celebrate your birthday... Hey, if you feel frisky, tell us both.
First off – happy birthday, A.S!
There are few dates seared into people's memory the way September 11, 2001 is. I can remember coming into our family room just as the TV showed the first tower collapsing. Since my children were very young at the time, I changed the channel, and had to learn the details later. At work, we were preparing for a huge sales presentation, and while we did so we were glued to the TV, learning along with the rest of the world the true devastation of that day. It didn’t matter that I was on the other side of the continent and in a different country – the World Trade Centre attacks were a tsunami that no one could escape.
As for birthdays, we keep things pretty low key around here. A dinner with family, a few smaller gifts. Well, that’s the usual way. For milestones we sometimes ramp things up. For example, for my 50th birthday last year, my husband arranged a bucket list trip for us – to see Billy Joel live at Madison Square Gardens. It was a truly amazing concert experience, one I’m so glad we shared!
Do you share your birthday with an historical event or special holiday? Let me know in the comments, then be sure to head over to Leslie Hachtel for the next step in the Blog Hop!