Not mine and anybody else’s. A quirk I have with my own strange reasons.

But I do at least acknowledge my second birthday and thus announce I am 45 years old today.


I had never worn a seat belt till that day. Drunk driver t-boned himself into my car. He spent 9 months in a hospital, at least two in a coma.

I and a friend walked away with seat belt bruises only.

Let’s say that my hate for drunk drivers has not diminished one iota.

I do keep grudges.

PS: It was Mother’s Day to boot.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on “I don’t celebrate birthdays.”
  1. ouch!!… as far as birthdays go- I don’t have birthdays. Last october I celebrated the 21st anniversary of my 39th birthday..
    best way to be..

  2. My family has “always” worn seatbelts. That is because of Dad’s experience.
    Back when he bought his first car, he was reading Scientific American. They had done an article about these new fangled safety gizmos for cars called “Seatbelts”. He special ordered a set and then installed them himself.
    Later that year, he was in a multi-car pile up on a California highway. He was sitting in his car as the cops were working their way back. He was about the 16th in line. When they got to him, they asked, “You didn’t see what happened, did you?”
    Dad was the only one that could answer, “Yes, I did.” He was the only person who was not injured.
    You did not get into a car that mom or dad was driving without putting on your seatbelt. Which could be disgusting because in a borrowed car, the belt buckles were often between the seat and back and just nasty.
    The car doesn’t move today unless everybody has their belt on.

  3. I always liked the notion that people carry a weapon for the same reason they wear a seat belt: because bad things can happen suddenly and unexpectedly.

  4. Much like a motorcycle helmet, I don’t understand why you wouldn’t wear one, but hey if you want to die in a car accident I ain’t gonna stop you unless its my car and I’m driving that is. I don’t need to get sued by your estate for your foolishness.

  5. Mothers day 1975 Mom T-Boned a lady that pulled out in front of her. Killed the lady in the other car and Mom broke her ankle, it twisted on impact from holding the brake pedal. Grandma was just shook up and bruised from the seat belt. Mom spent the rest of that pregnancy on bed rest. Little brother wasn’t born till August. If they hadn’t been wearing their seat belts would probably been a lot worse.

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