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Old 11-13-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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60 Ways to Celebrate 60th Birthday

I am turning 60 on Christmas... yeah I really am a Christmas Carol, Carol Joy to be precise. I would have been named Phylis except that was preempted by my sudden impatience by emerging early as the first Xmas baby of Chicago in 1952. Noelle was my parents' second choice but being local to the Chicago Loop and "L" (elevated) train...remember Blues Brothers??? My father feared that the name Noelle would set me up for the one liner, "No "L"? Take a bus!" And thus I was named Carol Joy. I want to celebrate and do something special. I have it on good authority that I am joining some of the boomers' finest!!! Let me know what you have done or plan to do on this milestone BDay or any suggestions.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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Well hi Carol! Thanks for sharing your cute story! About your upcoming birthday, are you wanting ideas about where to have it or what kind of theme to have? Locations could be a beautiful winery, with white twinkling lights all around or going to a mountain retreat with fresh fallen snow or spending the day at a heavenly spa, being blissfully pampered or going to the BIG city with a bunch of girlfriends, laughing the night away or taking a sternwheeler (or steamboat) dinner cruise, with the moon reflecting on the water or just staying at home and having a beautiful party created by close friends and loved ones? Or do you want some theme ideas? How about rent some movies that were popular in your earlier years and have a movie party, dressing up and bringing back the Hollywood Stars of yesteryear. Or the theme could be based on the music that was popular when you were a teenager. You could play the music videos from that era and dressup for that time period.

Hopefully this was kind of what you were talking about. If not, please let me know and I'll brainstorm some more! Take care and I'll talk to you later. ~Cari~
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Thumbs up Christmas Carols Are A True Joy!

Forgive me for not getting to know you sooner, however I have found that you are soooo precious and very special! They say that we live in a smaller world today... Well, this may be, however I am so very happy to have gotten to know about you, CarolJ! Now, I for one am wishing you the happiest of Birthdays and forever on!

I do not know that much about Chicago.

I do remember my Mom taking me to my first Baseball game, ( when I was five. ) The Boston Redsox won the game over the New York Yankees!

Our ride to the Boston T, back in the day was a 1937 Chevy, and we also enjoyed naming our wheel interested.

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Old 11-14-2011, 01:30 AM   #4
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Hi Carol ....yes, it's me yet again! You may remember we celebrated my 60th at the Silver Lake State Park camping with the family and Jeepin' up on the beautiful Silver Lake Sand Dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan. It's becoming an annual event - doesn't get any better than that!!

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Hey, I'm not sure that brain cramps are excusable out here, however I would like to make a correction about the Age of the ( Monsoon Rocket ) pictured above... It was an 1947 model, just three years younger than me, at the time.
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Congratulations! I did that 60 thing last year, on this very date! La Gringa bought me a Hobie Tandem Island as a gift.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:17 PM   #7
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Congratulations, Carol--and I didn't know you were a "Christmas Carol".

Although your actual birthday would not be a good time for what I have in mind, at a convenient time you and your dear hubby might want to get away for a weekend to convince yourselves that you are not at all old:

Sybaris - Romantic Weekend Getaways in Chicago (IL), Milwaukee (WI), and Indianapolis (IN)

One bit of advice: bring a cooler full of the wine(s) of your choice, light foods like shrimp cocktail, etc., and maybe bagels and cream cheese for breakfast. . . because you won't want to leave the room. . .
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Because you know me,ITS been so long ago I cant remember what I did on my 60th. Probably life as usual WORK! I know what you are feeling ,cause my baby sister was born just before CHRISTMAS and she always seemed to be over looked UNTIL CHRISTMAS. I always made it a point to call her on her birthday,so she wasnt over looked. I wish I could call her on her birthday,but thats not possible anymore.
But you take some time and you and Brad do something together to celebrate.
I will call ya on your B Day if I can remember what I did wiff your number. I think I have it in my SMART PHONE . IF its SMART it better be there ,LOL.
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60! Yur just a kid. I don't remember anything special on my 60th. My 50th was the hardest on me. I was a mess even though my family and friends threw a party at a pizza place. Ever see 50 candles on a large pizza. Melted the cheese good. Good thing we didn't have my 60th there......or my 70th.

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For my 60th and Rusty Rivets 65th and our 35th anniversary we bought our Sempi2 AS. Then we took some short trips to get us to know more about Rving. Spent the next couple years getting everything we needed for traveling and retiring. Last year for my 62nd I got two new knees and my Social Security check. Have a romantic evening at a place that is special to you. But most importantly = enjoy and treasure every moment. The time goes so fast. A very Happy Birthday to you. Susan
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Have a soak in one of Lush's great bath products, sip a glass of your favorite wine, and think happy thoughts.

Bubble Bars - - LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

These items are a bit pricey, but a wonderful indulgence when you really just need a soak in the bath.

If you ever have a chance to get into one of their stores, that is an amazing experience. Everything is unwrapped and the smells intoxicating.

Send me a pm with your address, Carol, and I will send you a bubble bar for your birthday tubbie.

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Post Being That Carol Is Extra Special To Us!

First of all, Happy Birthday!.. Let's get this party started!! And, while we're at it,
Wishing The Best Of Holidays To All!!!! And let us know that there are lot's and many special days coming up!!!!!!! If you should have any special Christmas and Holiday cards that you would like to post here in this thread, just do it!
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Here is a celebration song by Annie Lennox- so's all you sixty year olds can have a quick dance for all times sake.
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