Just Another Day

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Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to the dead guy! Happy Birthday to you!

Do you sing happy birthday to dead people? And do you stop having your birthday after you're dead? I suppose you do. And then do you celebrate the dead day or the birthday if you want to remember them? What do you do?

No clue. But it's his birthday.

I promise more funny in the spring. Maybe you just want to come back then.

22 comments:

MsDarkstar said...

In the movie The Highlander, Heather asks Connor to always light a candle on her birthday. He does this long, long after she's gone (him being immortal and she not). So, I guess I don't see anything wrong with some sort of commemoration of the birthday of someone who is no longer aging.

I always wish my Gramma (who has been gone well over a decade) Happy Birthday on Groundhog's Day (which was her birthday) and usually light a candle on that day. Maybe I'm weird like that...

Kate said...

Oh my GOSH! MY Grandma's birthday is Groundhog's day!!!!! She'll be 93 this year.

Shania said...

It's not all about the funny, dear. I think I'll stick around.

Oxen Cox said...

I am one of those people that always has room or popcorn. I may not want it, but I know there's room. You will always have some room for funny. Just have some when you need it.

Daisee579 said...

Well, they celebrate Elvis' birth day, death day, day he took a big crap, etc. around here and in Memphis. So I say, you can celebrate Jason's birth and death days both if you want - even if it only means thinking of him or ordering desert at lunch in his honor.

And while my brother's birthday isn't groundhog's day, it's close enough - it's the day before. :)

lacochran said...

One way to honor the memory is to plant something. Granted, the weather isn't exactly cooperating at the moment for putting in a new tree or bush, but I have done this and it's helped me. You could also cut a check to a charity that person favored.

Kristen said...

lacochran's idea is really great! I love the idea of planting something or doing something to honor him in some way.

Sweetly Single said...

I say to celebrate his birthday is to celebrate as well as to remember the good.

Good, bad, ugly, beautiful, funny or indifferent I will stay. You are a very beautiful person inside and out and I believe in you.

Just A Girl said...

My great grandma's birthday was the day after mine, so every year, I sing happy birthday to both of us. Love doesn't die just because a body does.

E said...

Nah, two steps back fifteen forward. This is how it goes
Rent Truly madly Deeply. You will cry, but you might move 63 steps forward after it

coconutgirl said...

oh sweetums... we don't need the funny. just you. we just need you.

justjp said...

In Mexico and some other Latin countries, the dead are celebrated in the Dia de los muertos. Its one hell of a party. So, sing away girl, sing away!

GreenCanary said...

My mom still mentions the birthdays of people who have died. She'll say, "Today is Aunt Elenor's birthdate. She would have been 92," or something along those lines. I don't think there's anything wrong with acknowledging his birthday. But if you bake him a cake and then eat it alone in the dark while listening to The Smiths? Then we have problems, my friend.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

I don't sing. But, on my deceased grandmother's birthday, I try to go to a museum (she was a docent back in the day) and on my grandfather's birthday, I eat strawberry shortcake (his favorite). Oh yeah, and Sweets and I got married on my grandmother's birthday, so we will be sure to celebrate her (and us) for a long time to come!

LiLu said...

We can't be funny every day... life's not all farts and whoopie cushions and kittens and rainbows.

I heart you, and I'm not going anywhere, darlin. Hang in there.

buffalodick said...

If you think live people care, and they don't, dead people care even less... Sing Happy Birthday any time it cheers YOU up...

Angst Girl said...

At first I commemorated my father by noting the day he passed away but that just didn't seem right to remember him on the worst day of his life. So now I celebrate his birthday by making a donation to our city library in his name. He was a voracious reader and I know he appreciates the birthday gift.

BrianAlt said...

If you want, of course you can. That's a personal choice.

rudecactus said...

Nah, I'll stick with you through the winter.

lacochran said...

I've got to disagree with E here. Don't rent Truly, Madly, Deeply. I rented it because it was mislabeled as a comedy. I cried and cried. And I was not in mourning at the time. I really wouldn't recommend this film at this time, even though it has a message about letting go. But that's me. Maybe you need a good crying jag.

Sparkling Red said...

In my opinion, if you're happy that a person was born, it's appropriate to celebrate their birthday. That's what I tell people on their birthdays: I'm so glad that you were born!

Vanessa said...

i say, do whatever makes you happy! and sorry to be responding to you on a comment, but i couldn't find an email address. i think i could probably make you some clip ons. want me to look into it?