My brothers and sister and mom have a thang we do ON our birthdays. We call each other. We are not good about getting presents or sending cards, but we do pick up the phone and call - if we remember. The first one to make the birthday call is the winner. It does not count to call the day before. If you call the day after, you will be ridiculed. It has to be ON the birthday. Once, my big brother went out dancing on March 8 and called me just after midnight (on March 9). He of course was the winner, and I was pretty ticked at him. Today, my little brother called first (about 6:30 AM). He is the winner. We talked for awhile, which is always nice. It is a good birthday present. My older and wiser brother sent an email at about 5:30. I'm glad he did not call at that time.
Here is a picture of my my birthay - hmm, I think I was turning 30. That is Kathy H, Me, Janetta, and Kathy N. Weren't we beautiful! We skied Taos all day and had lunch and ruled the mountain. And yes, whoever took that photo, took it at a really odd angle. Either that or we had had too much wine.