February 7th is a special day ... My mother, my aunt Evelyn, (who was the inspiration for my heroine in Ring of Lies' eccentric aunt), and my friend, author Maeve Greyson!
In honor of so many birthdays I'm simply asking everyone a question. What is the best or most memorable birthday you've ever had? Or remember anyway!
I would like to start things off by telling a fabulous story of personal birthdays past, however ... soooo many birthdays to remember for one so old :)
Off hand, one that comes to mind is my 23rd? Somewhere around that time! I was living far from home, with a guy that I had no business being with and who couldn't have cared less about anyone but himself, (yes, I know. You're wondering why I was with such a jerk. What can I say? Young, female brains often short circuit when it comes to men!)
Anyway ... I was working as an executive assistant at a small construction company. Because of the afore mentioned jerk, I had very little disposable income and, when I moved away from home he had convinced me to have a yard sale, (with my things), to give us some extra money. One of the biggest sellers was my book collection. I had hundreds of books, mostly my historical romances that had earned a spot on the keeper shelf. I must have mentioned my longing for those books during a lunch break with my co-workers because on my birthday they surprised me with a stack of new releases from my favorite authors!
That meant so much to me. Not only had they bought me my beloved books but it showed that they'd actually been listening to me, a wonderful feeling when your life is being spent with a self-centered idiot.
So, there's my tale, what's yours?
PS. I wised up not long after that birthday and ditched the fool. About a year later I found the one I was supposed to be with and my happily ever after (most of the time!) has continued for 14 years :).
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