What is the grandest way you have celebrated your birthday?
Several of my friends over the years have rented a restaurant and hired a band and invited thirty to fifty friends and thrown a big bash for themselves. Tonight, for her 60th birthday, our host, who was also the guest of honor, read us some poems and then asked us to say some “tribute” or appreciation of her. It was a wonderful thing, although I thought it was awkward of her to ask us to do something in praise of her. Whatever.
I have never had any grand celebration of my birthday, and I don’t think I could ever ask people to say something about me. It’s way too self-aggrandizing for my taste. I’d be afraid that no one would say anything; even my wife (she hates public speaking). But I admire my friend for doing it.
So, what’s the grandest way you’ve ever celebrated your birthday?