Birthday Stories

Here are a couple of birthday stories.

I was born on March 3, 1948 which I knew was my parents’ wedding anniversary. When I was a child, I thought that was interesting. It wasn’t until I was much older did I learn that I was born C-section and the birth had been scheduled. When one is four or five years old, parents don’t explain how or why babies came to be.

Here’s the second story. Everyone knows the birthday song, right? Happy birthday to you…

It turns out that the “Birthday Song” is one of the most prolific song ever written. Click here for all you ever wanted to know about it. It has generally been attributed to be written by Patty and Mildred J Hill in 1893. It is considered to be one of the most recognized tunes of all time.

Apparently, a few years ago there was a big stink about the copyright status. So back in 2017 a federal court decided that the tune was in the public domain.

There were a couple of really notable performances of the song. First, was done by Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday to President John F Kennedy. Another was Victor Borge playing the song in style of Bach, Brahms and Mozart.

Here’s the Victor Borge video:

And finally, some Minions birthday humor:

 

 

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2 Comments on “Birthday Stories”

  1. Berta Says:

    Happy Birthday, Joe. This is a biggie, but I know you will enjoy it because you have the love of your family. Thanks for sharing Borge, too. I like to watch the show about him on PBS when I come across it. Ever so much love, Berta

  2. Peggy Hart Says:

    I never knew you were scheduled. Given the year, that was really unique. Happy 70th Birthday.


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